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Array Library ol Lejf Am  Vol. IO.  PORT STBBLB, B. C, SATURDAY; APRIL '23, 1904.  No 17  C.P.R. IN' THE FLATHEAD.  Are 'Willing   lo   Assist'the Gov-  _eminent,to Open up Coal .Areas  Owned by the' Company.  Ii'ernic, April IS.---The C.P.R  apparently lias still soma hopes  oT obtaining a share, possibly a  lion's share, of llio coal and oil  - lands iii llie Rial head district in  ISast Kootenay.  What ground tho  railway   has  lor cherishing the view referred  to is not  known   definitely,   but  that thc'ro is some foundation for  the fact is instanced  by   the  declared willingness of the big corporation to.co-operate 'with   the  Fernie  Board  of  Trade  in   the  -    immediate     construction    of    a,  wagon road from (hilt camp into  the'dislrict in question.  * At the  last meeting of the Fernie Board  of Trade, ea representative of the  C.P.R. is said lo have staled lhat  as his company desired to freight  in a large quantity of mining 111a-  . chinery  into   the   Flathead coal  and   oil   lands, ho would be willing   to join   1 ho   board    in constructing,  a , wagon * road    this  spring, from   Fernie'. and   bear a  fair proportion of the expense of  road making.  The    above   O. P.li.    inspired  communication   has   many, misleading statements.   ' ''What  is  puzzling  a"   good    many  of  the  citizens  here,   at  Fernie. is the  attitude of the railway company.  ,    Unless they feel   reasonably certain that at least a part of  their  ,^'claim lb the coveted coal- and oil  lands will bo eventually   allowed  by   the   McBTido    government,  they would hardly 'undertake  1o  ���   join in road making". ' Who is il  .   that wants to' freight in the min-  , .ing   machinery-":-     Ts iilhe-CP.  II. in some form or another?  The McBride  govern ment  so  ,    we are'informed,   will not give  the C. P.'K. a single foot of  land  in the Flathead reserve,   known  as Block 4^03.  The C. P��. R., by its connection  with the B.C. Southern railway  and tho'building of the Crow's  Nesi. branch, secured as a land  grant Block - 4f>S'J, a strip 20  miles in width, and extending  from Lodge Polo creek to the  international boundary line, containing approximately .498,893  acres. On Lodge Pole creek, tho  C.P.R. has uncovered, and'faced  up a large number of coal seams,  and it is possible that oil may be  found on the southern portion of  this bloclc, near tho boundary.  The puzzling attitude of the  C.P.R. is made apparent, when  it is'known that a wagon road  from Fernie into ' Bloclc 4e93,  will bo, if constructed from lhat  place, not loss Ihan 10 to lf>  miles in lengl'h. Thai in the  construction of'��� this-road, not  less than 3d miles will be over  Block -liiSO owned by lhe C.P.R.  At present the only portion ol  the Flathead valley requiring  machinery for its development  in the coal possessions of lhe  C.P.R. on Block i:>S0.  Three 'routes-, into the Flal-  -.- head can be secured. One from  .Fernie, up Coal creek lo, south  -', fork of Michel' creek, " thence  south through the C. P.R. block  for about ;:50 iniles. From ��� Morrissey creek east, thence south,  through said block for 20, -miles.  These two routes would be impassable during winter months  on account of the heavy snowfall. A road from Elko, passable at -all times of tlio yetir.  with no summits to cross, via  the south fork of Elk river. Wig-  Block Ifi^O, which contain thousand of acres, of choice' coal land,  large areas of valuable limber,  and possibly a considerable area  "of oil land "Those colli lands  have been exploited to the extent that further development  cannot be proceeded with without machinery, hence the willingness of the big corporation to  assi-t the-government to build a  road, through land owned by the  company, to develop coal areas,  received by 1 hem from the government as a railway granl. and  al :ih little expense as possible  lo lhe big corporation/  'Until such limes as the reserve-, is opened to location by  the government, tho South  Koolenay Pass trail,, from Hlko  via south ?furk of File river.  Lodge Pole'and Wigwam, is  sufficient to meet the demands of  locator* and-'prospoclors. Later  on, when the owners of these  coal areas commence to develop  their properties, then a wagon  road will be a necessity, but lo  build at lhe present time, is to  force the'" government to assist  in developing C.P.R. coal areas.  In conclusion we might say  that   Ihe   Pernio   article,   places  COAL COMPANY ORGANIZED.  Sixty   Thousand' Acres   of   Coal  Land Secured in Southeast ,  Kootenay.,  [he   Pernio   Board  I1 rude  in  in llio posilion of tho "'provor-,  bial .monkey"'" lo pull the '-road  chest nut" from tho fire  of the provincial " treasury  for the benefit of Hie big corporation. _,   .  SWEENY WANTS SULLIVAN.  Big- Operator Will Buy Bonds ,and  Take Option ' on 1,000,000  Shares.   -  warn- and Lodge Pole creeks,  would traverse said bloclc east  and,west 20 miles.  "These  are   the  facts".    The  C.P.R. is the fortunate owner of  By lhe '-taking up of 8120,000  vvorthvof bonds, and the.purchase  of 1.000,000 shares as ' bonus  slock. Charles Sweeny is-bxpec-  ted 16 secure the .-control of the  stock- in IhO'Sullivan Croup Mining company. <���  Stock-holders who have not  turned in"20 per cent of their  slock lo the treasury, according  to the call made some time ago,  will be asked 'to do so. Most of  this will bo used as a-boinis to go  to Mr. Sweeny for taking up the  bonds. The money from the  bonds will be used to complete  the smelter and start the mine.  In addition the stockholders  must place 1.000.000 shares of  stock in 'escrow, which -Mr,  Sweeny can lake up before July  1, 11)05, on paying IT) cculs a  share. The company is capitalized for :i,-000,000.  Senator George Turner is  president, and J, C. Williams  secretary of tho company.  Barney Laylon, vice president  of tho company, has-been in Spokane for the past -week, negotiating, the deal.  WHAT Ml*. KWIOKNY SAYS  "1 have been approached by  the Sullivan people, who want  me lo take, unsold bonds of $120.-  000 issued by I he-Sullivan Croup  Mining conpany," said Mr.  Sweeny last night. "The bonds  should carry a bonus of about  (iOO.ono shares, and in addition  the Sullivan people would tie up  1,000,000 shares.under.option I'or  14 or la months, lobe taken up  if tlio property, should prove  meritorious. Iff should take up  the proposition wo should complete the-200 ton' lead smeller,  which would require' aboul; six  months, and should develop tlie  properly vigorously. The ore  cannot lie .successfully concentrated and must be smelted. It  carries from 2f> to -10 per cent  lead, and from 12 to 'la ounces of  silver 'per ton. W. Clayton Miller examined it for me. There  appears to bo about lfi0,0.()0 tons  of ore. in sight-, equal to aboul  ���10.00(1 tons of lead, It is not  settled -thai, we should build'a  refinery in connection with the  smelter.'."  The Imperial Coal & Coke  Company,, recently organized in  Montreal, with W. Herbert  Evans as .president, and Humes  Hall as soorolary-freasurer, has  been licensed, as an Extra-Provincial Company, authorized to  carry on business within 1ho  province of Brilish Columbia.  Tho capital iis s|,r.('0,0n0, tmd  the company within a comparatively limited -period promises  to be one'of lhe great industries  of Southeast Kootenay, and'to  rival in extenf'lhc Crow's Nest  Coal Com'pany. This company  has secured no less than ninety-  four miles, or (iO, 100 acres, of  tho finest bituminous coal lands  on Fording river, oast of Elk-,  river, and north of the lown of  Michel. Tho northern limit ofc  area is 10 miles from Michel and  extends south for more than 30  miles'lo a.point seven-or qighl  miles north of Michel.  it is understood .thai Mr.  Evans and his Canadian associates will bo joined i'h a few days  by New York and Pennsylvania  coal owners, making a strong  board'of directors. Mr. Andrew  Laidlaw will be'at, Fort Steele  in a few days for the purpose of  preparing, for the survey of the  properly, and preliminary operations.'/and an experienced  superintendent will follow and  by the middle of May systematic  and extensive development will  be entered upon. . '    ,  Tho company .anticipate that  the cost." of opening up the property will be small as compared  with most coal properties. Being a tunnel proposition, no  sinking machinery will be required, the inuncls will be run  on the coal'seams, and tho black  diamonds can be secured from  the beginning of the work. They  declare in fact, that the expenditure of ��1,000,000 in the development of several of the largo coal  seams and,equipment of the properly will enable the company  to produce 1.000 tons of coal  daily.  Speaking of the market' and  the coal industry generally, Mr.  Laidlaw estimates a market in  south eastern British Columbia,  the Territories and Manitoba,  for at least 1,000.000 tons of coal  and 800,000 tons of coke yearly,  and the demand for this sectjpn  is bound to increase.  ,Tho smelters of Montana, he  says, require moro than 000,000  tons of coke yearly, all of which  can be supplied from Southeast  ICootenay, lo groat advantage.  .1. J. Mill, prosklonl of the Great  Northern Railway, has publicly  stated thai he required 10,000  Ions of coal daily, or al least  :!.r>00,O0(.> tons yearly for his rail  way     system. This     would  warrant a total production of  l,.r)00,000 of raw coal in Southeast lvooten'ay. '- Tlie prod notion  last year was 001, IIS tons, and  'the balance amounting to 3.83S,'-  SS2' tons was shipped-.-from  American sources, and oi'an inferior grade, and a higher '-figure  thaii 'would'have 'been the. case  if it had been procured from  Southeast ivo'btenay.  declares     that     no    Chinaman  could escape the poll tax by   be  coining a British subject outside  of Canada.  PORT   STEELE  MINING   DIVISION.  No Disallowance of Bill No 16.  The cabinet on Saturday had  under consideration the British  Columbia Act legalizing the cancellation of the grant of blocks  4.193 and 4.">9t in Soulheasi  ICootenay to the C. P. K. The  cabinet declined lo interfere with  or disallow the act. which is a  purely domestic matloj\  '" n             ST. EUGENE IN OPERATION.  Statistics Showing' Industrial  Progress of District During  Past Year.  Concentrator will Start up Monday���Moyie is Taking on New  Life.       '    ,  Moyfe, April 22.��� Tho St.  ���Eugene mine was actually slart-  ed in operation this week. Tho  mine having been shut down for  such a length of lime, makes lhe  work of starting rather difficult.  Then again miners are not coming to the cam]) very fast. -They  seem     to    be    reluctant   about  t n.  throwing up their jobs iii other  places' and coining here until  they have proof positive lhat the  mine is actually running. "Tlr6=  whistle at the concentrator will  probably not blow until tomorrow or Monday'. The vacant  houses in lown aro nearly all  taken, a,nd several residences  are in course of construction.  Tlie hotels aro beco'niing filled  and doing a good business. The  merchants are increasing their  stocks aud adding help in their  stores. The town and the people  have taken', on new" life and  Moyie 0is again becoming a*  thrifty,little burg. ' ���  Arrival of Chinese.  ���Perry Creek News.  Old Town, April, 22.���Plans  for opening up the logging and  lumbering enterprise on Perry  creek are making good progress.  Mr. Stillos and Mr. Bracket'  have been on tho ground for  some time laying out the work  and formulating plans for operations.  The mill will be. built on the  ilat near tho north end of the St.  Mary's bridge. A bridge will be  put across lhe St. Mary's near  the mouth of Perry creek. A  spur will be put in from a  point on the North Star branch  to the mill. From here a road  will bo constructed up Perry  creek to Old  Town.  Some delay was caused by Ihe  C.P. R., but a conference between  Mr. Staples and the C.P.R. officials has cleared up tho difficulty and the, work of construction  will begin .shortly. The company has 12.000 acres of limber.,  and will put in. a pla��nl of 7.1,001'  feot daily capacity.  The   Steel   Has Arrived.  The steel for the Perry Creek  Hydraulic Co's. pipe has arrived.  Tlie car left Pitsburg. Pa . several months aii'O. and ils delay  to Ihis lime has caused considerable expense. It was the intern ion of 1 he company lo freight  iu lhe nialerial on sleighs during  the winler, and manufacture the  pipe early in the season. As il  is, it will.be some time before  the roads' are in condition for  wagons, '..and llio steel will remain at the siding until they 'are.'  Thecar contained 11.084- lbs.,  of 14 gtiage steel plate, 1x7 feet.  This will be rolled and riveted  into 26-inch pipes. 'The freight  on the car was ��03(',3.r).  A Big Slide.'  Tin: PuosPKCTorc. lias prepar  od some interesting statistics iii  connection with the mineral de  velopincnl of fhe Fort Steele  mining division, which needs  only the immediate const ruction  of the ICootenay Con I nil Railway  to provide adequate transportation facilities, to become' the  most valuable and productive  mineral area in the province.  Since   Inly    lsl.     100:1,     two  hundred    mineral    claims   have  boon staked and recorded in this  djsfricl,   'which    represents   (lie  sum of &1.100 in recording foc^. ..  Al'the prosenf time  there  are  078  live  claims   iii this district.  Of   these  (57S   claims,   1 \'.'>   have  becii , crown   granted   at   an  approximate  cost  of s.*342 each���a  total of !?77.5UG. ���    Two  hundred  claims  wore,slaked   in , 100:1.-"on  which no work- has boon   recorded as yet.    This, leaves a balance  of 33."> claims,  on   which   Sjj.'J,oOO  has boon recorded in assessment  'work alone.  Dunns* 190'?, one 'hundred and  ninety-three coal licenses were  issued iiftlfe Elk river valley, on  unreserved' crown land. , which  represents ��9.('."J0. Under the  new Act Llio yearly rental "of  those   claims   will    amount    to  *i9,:M").'.  ;  Land' purchase number .">i,  consisting of a lolal of 8,040  acres, with.an approximate value  oi &-' per'acre���a total of &17.280  There were 231 timber licenses  'issued with an approximate cost  ofs8l00 each, and '7,"> renewals  costing yilf) each���a' lotal of  ��31,725.  Four hundred and sixty-live  free miner's ,certificates were  issued  al  *5 each, .representing  X2,;r2.>.  Tho output of coal at the  Crow's Nest collieries was lili'l,-  118 tons, valued at $2 per ton at  the pit mouth, represents t?l,322,-  230. The coke output, amounted  to 107.739 tons, worth *") per Ion  valued at ��838,094.  "During tho past year, 007 applications have, been made for  coal prospecting licenses in the  Flathead vallcj*, under the new  Act, these licenses will cost $100  each., a total of *(>'.),700.  The above estimates are .very  'conservative, and shows the  yearly progress of development.  .The output of ihe lumber indtis  try, pre-emptions, land sales of  the C.P.R.. and tho mineral output are not included in these es  tiinates.  The following is the assessment of tho Fort Steele As.se.-~s-  inenPDisirief for 1003 and ISjUI.  and show the progress of development going on in lhe di-,1 rid :  assk'ssmknt i-'Oi: Bin;!.  making the following statement,  "If the Crow's Nest Pass railway would furnish fifteen cars  per day. they would not be able  to handle the output of the  mills'*.  The St. Eusrene mine which  has boon idle for nearly three  years, commenced operation  Monday. And mining men are  quoted as sayinir that the silver-  lead output of the district for  1001, will be about ~>0,0U0 'tons.  A   MOW   l-'NTI-'Kl'lllSK...  The most important new enterprise,   which    will,, be   Of  groat  benefit lo the industrial develop- '  ment  of  the  district, is the Imperial   Coal   &   Coke   Company,  which,    hasj^been    incorporated,  with a capital of 'A h.'iOO.OOO, having secured some DO square miles  of  coal   land, "llie company>will  commence'operations   .lime 1st.  Mr. Andrew Laidlaw,   has  been  appointed superintendent, and is  expected to arrive al Fort Steele  next week'.  Fven those la miliar   with milling in all ils branches, arc apt fo  fail lo appreciate the clement ol  power liv'dovclopinont   also  fail  lo realize the fact that tho future '  is  bound   fo  sec   an   expansion,  wonderful growth, and  prosperity   lo" flic   mining,   .lumbering,  and   agricultural   industries   of  the Fort Steele "district.     Adequate   moans   of   transportation  will   make  Southeast  Kootenay  the centre of a groat mineral  industry.     Tho building and completion of the Kootenay  Central,  railway' will,  make  .the    Fort'  Steele district the main  theatre  of  provincial   niincral   activity,)''  and lhe Kootenay valley will feel  tho  beginning  of  a  growth   \i\  population,,, prosperity  and   onr  torprise. '   , ���' ...  Roads, Trails and Bridges,  ,  ' Arrangements have been,made  for   repairing : roads,  trails  and  L * IJ  bridges in the Cranbrook riding.  Last' woelc .Road. Superintendent Mackay repaired the road  bclween Cranbrook 'and Fort  Steele, and it is now in a most  satisf'aclory condition.  The''road to Bull river has  been put iu good condition. The  Bull river bridge was ,repaired  this week.  There are several' bad washouts on tho road between Fort  Sleele anil Wasa.  Good Fishing.  Quite a number of nimrods  were out fishing Sunday last,  and good baskets were obtained.  .Joe Taunhauser and George  J udd returned from Wild Horse  creek with 40 and \o trout. 'A  party of Two at Little Bull river  brought in ."il nice sized tish.  Died at Cranbrook.  Dave .'Griffith  who   was  down  1 mm  Wild   Horse -creek  TI i iirs-  day, reports that a .big  The steamer Em press of China S1)')W .spK|0.ca',ine down the. inoiin-  which arrived at. Victoria, April |: i, i n on the oast, side of the creek  19th had I'll "Chinks" as pas- Monday. The slide covered  sengers, each one deposited his >out .��W ''eel of llio China dih;h  .'_   " , . *     - (������ . -.       '   '  , ,,,.,,   to a, depth ol. 20 loot, and the Nip  iS;,00 head tax, just to show   lli.i.t|.uu| Tu'c|{ tlUch )o ;)  (]op|h of  ,R1  the Chinese problem has,not yet j |(.(,lr      Placer.mining will be de-  been solved, layed on tlie   east   side   of   the  The Hon.-Richard Cartwrighf I 'creek for about five weeks.  1 ti-ul |ii-i.jn-i-ty  .  ���H  .lmt.I'.u  Wild Litiul   L'lii.'i'.n  ,lJoi-son;i.I |ii-ti|nM-t.V .  -|77,'-i7'">  Income- tux ���-.  !���!'*. 11 lf>  ��� T.itul  $-J  0711. '.Mill  Total fax collected �� Is, 17 Ip  "'.       ASSIOSSMKNT   FOlt   1 901. P .  KomI pi-o|i..-i;ty.'. ....    *1.07l.7,S.ri  Wild baud.'  .    ;   m.i.i.'k;  I'.-i-siinul |irn|i(.i-ly-   .       7-o,(i 1.*".  -  ,   I iieonie l,ux    '        :',('.. I,ril'.  Tdtii.l ;��� $i;,,S77,7'J^  Total, tax collected *31,730..  The. ���royalty.'on the coal and  coke oulpiil of llie. Crow's Nest  Collieries ainouiiled to s:'0,('03 in  1903, and is estimated at 'S.">0,0('0  I'or'lOO'l.       " -  The lumber industry is rapidly  becoming one of the. big industries of the.district. A prominent   lumberman,    is    quoted   as  Benjamin Elliott, who was operated upon for appendicitis at  the Cranbrook- hospital Sunday,  d rn-  (lie  uesdav.  Local News.-  Pert   Eraser  returned  from  visit to Cranbrook Friday. -  P.. Jensen, Wasa. was in   town  on business Tlnirsdav.  li.  10. J .cat fie. Cranbrook, was  in town Thursday.  BOK'N: On Priday morning to  the wife of Mr. Andrew Ne'idig,  a boy.' \  Post oilice inspector,' .J. R.  Greenfield, Vancouver, was inspecting  the   Fort  Steele oilice  Thursday: ,  John- Fwin returned Wednesday fi'Oin a prospecting trip, in  the vicinity of the North Kootenay Pass. THR PROSPECTOR   FORT STEELE,; B.C., APHJT/23,   lOOj.  ��lj2MX0&pX��t0X.  ]CTAII"-1>MKI'     IM��.  A. B. 6race,  l'UBUSHKli    AN IJ    KD1TOU..  Subscriptions **-'���" l'e'   ^^  A.dvertisiii!! ruu-N miuli- l;n'.wn on appln-.ition.  Contribution', are .,oli<-iu.-fl fiom nil parts of the  district, but all manor mu'iided for publication  must liave 0\p wrin-r"-. sisinature  @%e ��rotfpector:  SA'JTKOAY, Al'KII. Si. Idol  EVERYTHING see.ii> to indicate that this much  ��� favored district, i.-^.oh the threshold of a new era. With the  opening of sprint;' the new order  of things fairly beirun. The  starting up of the Sr Eugene on  Monday was the entering wedge  of future prosperity This will  be followed during the 'com  ing month by the ' Provincial  Government throwing'open to  location the Flathead reserve  lands', also those,in the Elk rivet-  valley. lYi .I tine, the Imperial  Coal and Coke Co.. will com-  . mence operations, and by mid-  ��� summer Southeast Kootenay will  be bounding along with a rapidity of progress such as it has  never previously experienced towards the proud position as the  banner mining district of the  province, which it will ultimately take.  ���K -V ��������  But'tlie most important  event  which will take place   in  Southeast Kootenay this summer, will  be  the  commencement  of operations .towards   the   building of  the Kootenay Central Railway.  *, ,- -*    *-  Nothing worthy  of   the  name  , of happiness has ever  boon 'the  experience  of  those   who   only  live for themselves, all oblivious  to the welfare oflheir fellows.  i.    *    *  -   The man with tho swelled head  does not suffer as much as those  1   who ' are  compelled  to associate,  with him.  Belgian capitalists have  made  " an offer lo'Koolenay   mine  owners   fo   ei:ecl    works   and .treat  their lead ores for fclO a   ton; including'freight.  , /.      -x      >:���  - Lead ores in the K'oolenays are  being treated by smelters at Nelson and Trail at a cost of Slf) to  $17 per 1 on.o If Belgian capitalists can make a profit in the'  treatment, and including freight  ��� rales, on silver-lead ores at $10  per ton, it would look as if the  silver-lead miners were cinched  to the extent of *"> to $7 per ton  on all lead ore treated by- West  Kootenay smelters.  y.      *      *  A week of washouts and slides  - have not been detrimental to  trains on the Crow's Nest line.  As usual west bound trains have  been from four to six hours behind time.  ���X a- 'tr  The political parties in the Dominion are beginning to array  their forces for the next contest,  which will take place some time  this summer, and already speculation is   rife  iu,  to the outcome  ~ f    1 1> ~   .-.-��,,,r,rl���  OI   the .-3--i i.,��� ��� ���-�����   Ferrule News.  Knim tin-  Hall-  balmy  while  i-'n <��� i'it--.v.  of  Coal ��� Orotjk  has   the  appearance,     of    spring  tho   other - side     is   still  clothed iirearth's white mantle.  W. Forrest, of Morrissey, arrived' in Fernie on Wednesday  after being absent to Fort Steele  on a timber deal.  Mr. James McEvoy while at  Victoria last, week took out his  papers as a Provincial Laud  Surveyor.  ��� About 30 laborers were landed  in Fernie by the C.P.R., on Sunday'night. The men arc mostly  Italians and Swedes. They are  to be divided over the Crow line  for extra gang purposes.  The coal anil coke operations  are sutfering severely from car  shortage. The Company is fully  tii> per cent, behind in its orders  this month. Coal Creek mines  will be idle to-morrow and Monday on this account/  Morrissey News.  &  :&.&:  m  Headauartors   for   Mining   and   Commercial   Men  1  Ui-ptiti-h. M��..i i-1-.m.-.v Mnti".  L. \V. Put more returned' oil  Wednesday from his business  trip to Forts-Steele and Cranbrook.  Mr. K',,'J. Higbye left on Tuesday, via the Great Northern, for  Billings .Montana, on a visit.  W. R. Ross. M.P.P., was in  town on Tuesday. He rwas on  his'way to Nelson, and came up  here to look over the town-.  The snow on- the townsite and  foothills ' has all disappeared,  save for the patches in sheltered  hollows. Every day for the past  week the sun' has been shining  gloriously warm, and it is, quite  pleasant indoors with no fires ou  Not every town iu this district  can boast .such delightful  weather.  All    Modern     Conveniences  o ' ,  FORT    STEELE,    B.    C.  Large   Sample   Rooms   for   Commercial   Men.  t  PAGE LAWN FENCE  liitIontriu-lil>lu,   llumlHuitiu,.r<.<i,fu<,(.     Only 2!�� cents |n>r running; foot.  Supplied by lb oi- local dealer.  252  THE    PAGE    WIRE    FENCE    CO.    Limited,      -     Walkerville, Montreal, Winnipeg, St. John  B. G. PRIOR  it CO.,0 Acknts." ' Victoria. Vancouver and  Ram loops.  Getting Ready for the Drive.  Considerable attention has  .been directed to the heavy explosions,of dynamite which have  been hoard in tho direction of  the St. Mary's river during the  past week. , A gang of men employed by tlie Crow's Nest Lumber Co.. have boon engaged in  blasting out large rock, and  other obstructions, propaialory  to driving 0,000,000 feet, of saw-  logs. The big drive will take  place about June 1st.  Brighter Days for Moyie. ���  Things have been dull for so  long'at" Moyie, that it is good  news indeed, to hear of signs of  improvement, and it is all the  better that these signs are such  as will quickly convert dull times  into actual prosperity. The St.  Eugene mine started up Monday,  and the prospects are said to be  the brightest towards the ruu-  ning of the mine to its utmost  capacity for many years. It  portends ' brighter days for  Movie.  FORT  The Mining Center of Soutii East Kootenay  The Largest  Mineral Areas,  and the Most  Extensive  Coal Fields on the  American Continent  are Situated in  South East Kootenay  Agriculture  G-raxing and the  Lumber Industry  are Prominent  Features of the  i  District.  In Ottawa it is believed by  many Liberals that the to will be  another session of parliament  before the general elections are  pulled off. " It-will-: take more  than another session for the  Liberals -to square themselves  with the people of Canada. ��� -S'ol-  son Tribune. "���    '.'.-  ***'.' ':  '���Wasn't that, a, whale!'" said  the PRussian contact, mine off  Porl Arthur as the big fish went  over and struck,'the detonator a  cuff with his" tin.- '* Ves*'-said the  other mine, "it was ;i, whale, but  is no -longer".  THK MASTKK MKCUAXIO'S 1'LTltK T.Ul  sOAJ'o Ill-all hiuI ~orien.-> tlio skin, while,  promptly cluan-.im,' il oi giense, oil, rust, etc.  Invaluable- "or me<-haiii<>*. funnels, sportsmen,  free *mnplu on receipt, of -J.-, for postage.  Albert Toilet Soup Co.. Mfis .Montreal.  TICKETS  TO  Al.L  POINTS  East and West  VIA ���  WAN'I.'IOI' SKVI-'UM, I N'IM'STi: I-  (HiH persons in i-ai-li slut.- In tnivol for  , liousc ..slalilisli.-il i-l.-v.-ii years anil with  ii, !u,i-L;-.-,..-,aiiilal,Mo ca.ll upon ni.-r.-lia nts  a.nd, Haunts for iiui-ci-.-WliI and prolila l.|'.'  line. 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BOTTLED  Bottled beei" for "family use a specially  OUTSIDE ORD.EIJS C I VEN STRICT-;,; .PROMPT ATTENTION  SAIISFACTI0N GU A RANTEED  P. O.  Bv'X 812  TELEPHONE  NO.  I  Mutz   & Scott, Prop's.  Fort   Steele  Oigar   Store  A   Kino  Ijinr of  Cigars, Pipes ;iiul Tobaccos  Billiard  Room  WATOliMAKKK ami   .1KWKI.KK  ENGRAVING and REPAIRING  PERIODICALS  Toys,   Books   and   Stationery THE PROSPECTOR, FORT STEELE, B. C,  APRIL 2'1 3PO4.  flDfte %fx0&pect0x  r  SATURDAY. Ai'KIL 2.*t. 1!)04  NOTICE.  Notice is lieii-by s-'iven tli.it Ihntv dnxs  nflo: (Intel nitono to npply to tlie Chief Commissioner of Lands and Woiks and tli.- As-isl-  nut Commissioner of Lands nml Woil.s foi  tlio disli-Kt of Southeast Kooten.iV foi .1 Hi'- use  to pios'pect for Coal unit J'eu oleum on tlie tol-  lowliii? di-si-nbeil l.inds, siiuiiti-il.it Hie lion.I of  Stui \\itkni Clock, nml nl.out one mile 1101 tli of  llie International lloini.liii V I.me Uloi I. 1V.H,  soillllCilStOMl iKiition of lliitisli Columbia  1.   Cominencin;; am po-l planted   two  miles  XX!1-1 Of Moll H. TOWOl's l lit 1 til lll-MIR tlic    iihiihI  ji.isl of Thcda -M. Tower's < Imiii nnd m.i'ilii-il  '1'liedii M Towel'-noilhxxestooinei jiost thenee  e.ist Mu-litiiiis, Ilience -.cultli Nl cl'itins. Ihcnee  wost Sii chains, tlionce noi 111 Mil li.uns lo place  ol ljcj'iiiiiiiiL' and cohl.ilmiii; (.10 n.ic-s moie ol  lo-s  Located Maicli KM li   l-'ul.      ���  Theila Al. Toxxci, Locatoi  William .1. Illulf, AkoiH  ���I. 'Coinineiiciiii; nl a post planted noitliol  and ii'lj.ieonl loTliedn M Tower's claini boine  the initial posl ((,* l-'uinl. I>. \Vldl--oirs i l.ilm  and iiini-lied Finnic I) Whltson s soulliwesl  eoinei- post tlienee easl MH-linins, Llieiiee noi Hi  .so eliains, tlienee west mi chum-, tlieneo sr.ulli  so elniins to llio place ol lH-t,'liinni|.'. loiiimiilns  (.1(1 m les moie (ll It"--. e.  I.i.i-ate.l Miiieh llHIi. HUH  l-'i-iink I). Wliil-on, Locator  Wi 11 in in .1. llliuf. Audit  ���I. ('(iiiiiiiviioiiiK m il l��'-l pl-intcd west of  and itdjaeeiil to l-'innl. II. Whlt-on s < lalin In-  lux tin- inn in I 1 inst ol 1.1//io O. Wliilson s( laiin  nn.I maiked Liz/le O. Wliitsou's-oiiiliea-l oor-   ��� po-l,'thonoe wesis1lol1.m11. Ilience noilli ho  chains, thence cast Mi elniins. tlienee south su  cliiiiiis to tlio pliu-o of liiciiiiiiiii;. (-(inlaiiiiiiKillii  nores 11101c or lo���  Looalcd Hindi mill, IIWI.  " l.i//.in(>  Wliilson, l.ocaloi  a Williiini .1. Minn, Afc'oiiL  I. Comment-in;; at .1 post planted soulli of  and ndjiiieiil lo Li//u- O Wiutsoii's claim be-  ins lhe initial post ol ICgbert T. .Steele'.-' (liiiiu  and marked J0i;bortT. Steele's not thenst eoinei,post, Ilience wesl SOdiains, llienee.soiitli.su  chains, tlienee east SO chains tln-nce noitli SO  chains lo llie place or hcmnnini; roiiuinini! WU  acies moie 01 loss.  Loomed M.neh loth. I'wl.  l-:��l)uiL T. Stci lo, l.oeaioi  p; William .I   llliuf. AkoiH  NOTICE.  Take noli'-e tlj.it after tlio expiration  ol thirty days J intend to apply to tho  Honorable ihe Chief Comini.ssione:���o!  Lands and Works. Victoria, H. C for  ,1 -pedal license to prospeol lor coal  and petroleum over that certain parcel  or piece of land situated in the valley  of the Akamaua crook, a trihulary of  the Flathead river in the aouth-ea.stern  poi lion ol Ktibk Kootenay, in tho province of Hi-it isdi Columbia and more  parlicularly described .is follows:  Commencing at a jiost ou the southeast cornet ol lhe claim marked ".T. C>.  Mt('o\. soul heast corner" and running  Ilience west uighly SO chain-, thenco  north ci(.|it\ SO chain'.- thence east  ei^hly St) chains, thence south eighty  chains io place ol beginning and containing ill 101II --i\ h 11 ndred and forty OKI  .lores ol Kind more or less.  The el,iiui i.s marked as claim number Fivu yi on the map or plan deposited  in the oilice of the Honorable the Ohiel  Commissioner ol Lands and Works.  Victoria. !!.('.. b; John Watt, and is  bounded on the east by claims nuinber.s  two L' and three ���'! and 011 the south by  claim number four 4 and which i.s more,  hilly set out, on the stud map or plan.  Located the first l-il  day  of   August,  1000.  -  J. (.'. .\/c( 'oy, Locator  I I . John Wall. Ayent  east cornei- by Akamaua cieek a fanall  ereek lloxving iuto the Flathead river  about live miles south of the international boundary line and which is more  fully sot out on the said plan or map.  J ..orated   tho  lirst 1st day of August,  11KJ0.  Alexander Watt, Locator  14 John Watt, Agent  NOTICE.  Take notice that after the expiration  Columbia and  moie   particularly  described as follow.-:  Commencing at a post planted in the  northwest coi-uor marked "Robert  Watt, northwest eornor*' and running  thence east eighty SO chains, thence  south eighty 80 chains, thence west  eighty SO chains, thence  north  eighty  NOTICE.  "J'iikunotk-o that after the expiration  of thirty day- I intend to apply to the  Honorable the Chief Commi--ioner of  Lands and Works. Victoria. !>.('.. for a  .special license to pro-pcot ior coal and  petroleum our that piece or parcel of  land   situate   on   Oil   creek,   a   small  SO chains  to place of  beginning and   -1 ream heading up in  the  main   range  containing about six hundred and forty   of the  Rockv   Mountain* and iloxvin"  NOT1CE.  Notice I- hoiohx o,i\cn llinl tinny ilnvs  lifter dine I lnlend lo .ipplx- 10 the  ' Cliief Commissioner ol Lands ami Wen I.s nnd  the Assistant Cominissionc-i ol Lands nnd  Woiks 101 the Oislnel 01 Knsi Koolonnx, 101 .1  license lo pi (is poet loi coal and potioleuiii on  lhe following dosciibod lnnd siinaie about  two miles below tlic head of btnrvaiion Clock  and iiliout one inile 1101 111 ol llie 'International  lioutidtity Line, Block JVI, soiitlio.islcrn poi-  tion of Hrilish Columbia  I Commencing at a post plaiitt'd two miles  w est of Kghei t '1'. Steele's noi thoast coi nei po-t  lieinn Hie iiutinl post of Tlioin.is Phillip-, claim  and iiiiiiKoilTlioiiins I'lnllips 1101 thwe-l eni nor  post, tlionce e-ist Ml chains, tlicni-e south SO  chains, thence west SO chains, thence 11011I1 SO  elniins 10 the place ol l)o��innniii. lOntmniiiK'  010 aeies moie 01 less.  Located M.nc-li 10th   WO I. '  Thomas Phillip-,  Locatoi ,  '   William.I   llliuf, .\��ont  ���S Coinnienciuir nl 11 post planted 1101 tli 01  and adjneeiil to Tlionias iMiillips^ claim iJemi;  the Initial po-t of Louisa Cloy7r.s!,clniin\iiid  : mniked Loin-a tllovn"- soullixxc-l toinui post,  thenco east SO chains, ilience 1101 Hi SO  chains, thence west SO chains, tlienee south so  chums 10 the place 01 beniiuiui!;, oiiiiliiniiiii! i.-IO  ai ics moie 01 les-  Loc.-.ted .Miueh lOtb. I'Mll  Lomsa tiloj 11. Locatoi  Williiini .1. ltliul. Atfenl  .1.   Coiiiiiieiicnn:  ai 11   post planted west 01  and ndjaeent lo Louisa Ulojn's cliiiin bemtf the  initial post  of   l.illie   M.   Plnllijis claim and  mniked   LilUe   M.   I'lnllips soutlieiisi eoinei  post,  thence wesl  SO ehiuns   tlieneo noith SO  elniins. ilience cast.so chains   tlienee south SO  chains  lo the  place  of hci,MiininK. continnint;  tlltl acres moie 01 less  Located Marcli loth. UHU  l.illie. M Phillips, Locatoi  Willinin .7 Mluff. A^ent  I CommeiKini; at a pobt planted south 01  and adjacent lo Lillie M Phillips claim and be  uitt Hie initial post 01 Albeit T. lirook.s claini  and maiked Albeit T. Iliook's noilheiisl eoinei  post, tlionce west i'o eliains. tlienee -uuihtiO  'chants, thenee east bi) cliiiiiis. thenee north SO  chains lo the plnco'or boninnnifr. ( oiil.iiiniiK (HO  acies more 01 less.  Lpcatid Maioli 101 lm   I'm I  A Hid IT   Mrook, Locator  Id William .1. Ifliill, AkoiiI  ' NOTICE.  Take notice thai alter the expiration  ol lhii-t,\ (lays I intend to apply to the  I lonorablo the Cbiel <.'ominis-,ioner of  Lauds and Work-, lor a special license  10 prospect lor co.il iind petroleum over  lhat piece 01 jian-elol land situated  aboul live fi miles norlh ol the international boundary line in (he .south-ea.st-  ern portion ol Hast Kootenay, in the  I'rovinee ol lli-itish Columbia, and  more particularly described ti- follows:  Commencing ut, a post on tho southwest corner of claim marked "J. A.  K'ord. southwest eornor" and running  tlionce norlh eighty SO chains, thenco  east, eighty 'SO chains, thenco south  ���SO chains, ihence west eighty 80 ehains  to place ol beginning and containing  iibout'six hundred and lortv acres more  or less.  The claim is marked a- claim number  seven 7 on the map or plan dupoMted in  the oilice ol   lhe   I lonoruble the Ohiel  Commissioner  ol   Lands   and   Works,  Victoria. ll.C'.. bv John Watt,   and   is  bounded on lhe noi th by claim number  ten   10, on the-outh liy   claim number  eight Sand on llie east by  claim   number live "1 and i- eros-ed on -the  northwest   corner   by   Oil   creek,   a small  si ream, Mowing in a southerly direction  land   emptying   into tbe Flathead river  about three H miles south of the   international boundary lino as is more  fully  set out iii the said map or plan.  Located the :Mth day of July. 1900.  T. A.-Kord. Locator  '14 John Watl, Agent  ol thirty days I intend to apply the  Honorable the Chief Commissioner ol  Lands and Works, for a special license  to prospect for coal and petroleum over  that, piece or parcel of laud situated  about seven 7 milw.s north of the international boundary line in the south-,  eastern portion of Kast ICootenay in the  Province ol llritish Columbia, and  more particularly described as follows:  < 'ommencing at a post on the northwest corner marked George Watl,  northwest corner and running thenee  south eighty 80 ehains, thence cast  eighty SO chains, whence norlh eighty  SO chains, thenee west eighty SO chains  to place of beginning and conlnining  about six hundred and fort,\ acres more  or less.  The claim is marked as claini number three .'( on the map or plan , deposited in the oflieo of lhe Honorable the  Chief ^Commissioner of Lands and  Works. Victoria, B.C., by John Watt  and is bounded on the west hy parts of  claims numbers tour 4 and 5 aud is located on Oil creek tt small ereek head-  in<> uj) iu the main range of the Kocky;  Mountuitis, and which Hows into the  Flathead river about three miles south  of the intorna1ion.il boundary line and  which is more fully net out in the said  map or plan. >  Located the 25th day ol July. ]l)00.  George Watt, Locator  14 John Watt. Agenl  .140 acres more or less.  The claini i-- marked as claim number eight 8 on the map or plan deposited in the oilice of the Honorable the  Cliief Commissioner of Land- and  Works. Victoria. H.C.. In John Watt,  and is bounded on the north by claim  number seven 7 and on the west by-  claim number nine f> and is located on  Lhe east side of Oil ereek. in the Oil  ereek valley, a small stream heading  up in the main, range ot the Kocky  Mountains and flowing into the Flathead river about three miles south of  the international boundary line and  which i.s more hilly set out on the said  map or plan.  Located tho 24th day ol July. 11)00  Kobert Walt, Locator  11 " John Watt, Agent  WAXT10D.  SPKCIAL  llEI'ItESISNTATrVi:    ill    this  and adjoining territories!, m repre-en't  and advertise an old established business house ol solid linanctal standing.  Salary *l'l weekly, with Fxponses advanced each Monda.i by check direct  from headquarters. Kxpensos advanced: position permanent. Wo furnish  everything.  Address The  Columbia.   0-10 Motion  lildg., Chicago, 111.  NOTICE.  Thirty days aftei-'dafe. 1 intend to make application to the Chief Commissioner of Lands  mid Works for 11 Lease to cut and carry away  timber from'the followiiiu described land in.  South East ICootenay District. Coiiinieneint,'  at a post planted at a point 10 chains north of  the southwest corner of D. Hreckenridfe's timber lease, thence west 200 chains, tlienee nortli  1*0 chains, thenee west 40 chains, thenco nortli  80 chains thence west 10 chains, thenee nortli 80  chains, therico wesc-10 chains, thence north SO  elnlns thencePeast -200 chains more or less to  J Q. Sayor's license, ,thence south 80 chains  more oi- less to southwest comer 01* said 'Sayers  license, tiieiice east 1-0 eliains more or less to  nortli west coriiei-oi 1) ._/l5reckein-ids<cs limber  lease, thenee soutii aso chains .'.more ..or less to  ��� point of commencement.  .    Dated April 12tli. I'-"-' ��� ���   ��� >  .   17 DAVID K. NKWKI.I., Locator  NOTICE.  ,'J'ake notice thai after the expiration  ol thirty days I intend to apply to tho  Honorable the Chiet Commissioner ot  Lands and Works, Victoria. H.C.. lor a  special license to prospect for coal and  petroleum over that piece or parcel of  land sit tuned about four 4 miles north  ol flic international boundary line, in  the southeastern portion of Hast Kootenay. in the Province of British Columbia, and more particularly described as  lollows:  Coiniiienciiig al a post on the, north-  we-1 corner marked .1. K. Smart, north  west corner, and running thence soutii  eighty SO chains, thence cast eighty 80  chains, thenco north eighty 80 chains.  I hence west, eighty 80 chains to place  ol beginning and containing about six  hundred and lorty acres of land more  or less.  The  cluim   is   marked as claim number three ."> on lhe map or plan deposited   in   the  oilice   of Jho llonotrjile the  Chiol     Commissioner    ol,  Lands- and  Works. Victoria.  I!  C.. by John Walt,  and is bounded on the   north   by  claim  number two - and on the west, by parts  claims numbers lour I and live 5 and is  ero-sed   on   the    northwest    corner by  Akamaua   creek,    a   tributary  of   tho  l-'l:ifhe:id river and which i- more lully  -el out on Ihe said map or plan.  Located the .'list, day of .Inly. l'JOO.  J. K. Smart. Locator  14 John Watt, Agent  NOTICE.  Take notice thut after the expiration  of thirty days I intend to apply lo the  ironoi-able the Chief Commissioner ol  Lands and Works, Victoria^ 15.C, tor tt  special license to prospect for coal aud  petroleum over' that piece or parcel of  land situated about five *>' miles north  ol the international boundary line in  the south-eastern portion of Kiist Kootenay, in Ihe 'I'rovinee of British  Columbia, and more, particularly described as follow-:  (.'ommencing at a post on lhe north  west corner marked Thomas 11. Watt,  northwest corner, and running thence  east, eighty 80 chains, thence south  eighty 80 chains, thence west eighty 80  chains, thence north eighty 80 chains  to place of beginning, and'containing  about six-hundred and forty acres more  or less.  The claim-is marked as claim number one 1 on the map or plan deposited  in the office of the Honorable the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works.  Victoria. B.C., by John Walt, and is  bounded on the west by claim number  two 2. The Fort MeLeod trail pasj.es  through tho claim and the'Akamaua  creek, a .small stream heading up in  the main range of the Rocky Mountains  and emptying into the Flathead river  about live ~> miles south of the international boundary line and which is more  fully set out on the said map or plan.  Located the 30th day of July, 1900.  Thomas 1?. Watt. Locator  14 John Watt, Agent  NOTICE:  Take notice that after tin! expiration  of thirty day- I intend lo apply to the  Honorable the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Work, Victoria, B.C.. for a  special license to prospect for coal and  petroleum over I hut, piece or parcel of  land situated about live 5 miles north  ol the International boundary line, in  the southeastern portion ol Ua��t ICootenay. in lhe I'rovinee of IJritish Columbia, and more particularly described as  follows:  =C(5*nimencJiig at a post on the southwest corner marked ������Sarah ' M. Watt,  southwest corner", and running thenee  north eighty 80 chains, thence east  eighty SO chains, thenco south eighty  80 chains, thence west, eighty 80 chains  'to the place of beginning, and contain-'  ing six hundred and lorty (ill)Aacres  moi e or les-.  The claim i-marked as claim number i wo 2 on the map or plan deposited  in the oflice of the Honorable the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works.  Victoria, B.C.. by John Wall. The  claim is bounded on the east by claim  number one 1 on the south by claim*"  number three J-aiid on the west by  claim number live 5 and is crossed on  the southeast corner by the Akamana  creek a small stream which empties  into tho I'Mathead river about live !i  miles south of the international boundary line as is more fully set out on the  said map or plan.  Located the .'Bst day of July. l!H)0.  Sarah M. Watt, Locator  '11        , ' '     John Watt. Agent   '  into the Flathead river, about three 3  iniles south of the international boundary line in the southeastern portion of  Fast Kootenay, in the Province of  I3riti-h Columbia, and more pal tic-  ularly described as follows:  Commencing at a stake on the -oiuh-  ea-t corner marked '-Alfred F. .Marcus  -oiuheast corner", running ihence  north eighty bO chain-, thenee wesl  eighty 80 chain-, ihenee -outh cighu  SO chains, thenco east eighty 80 chains  to place ol beginning containing -i.\  hundred aud lot-tv (i-10 acre- more or  le-.  Tho claini i.s marked a-claim number  six (i on the map or plan deposited in  the oilice of the Honorable lhe Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works.  Victoria. B.C. by John Walt, and i-  bounded on the ea-t by pari- ol claims  numbers four I and li ve f> and on' the  -outli by claim number seven 7 and is  located on Oil creek afoi  more fully s(-i out on llie  plan.  Located the L'.'h-d day of July. I'lOO.  Allred I-1. Mareii.-. Locat  i  14 John Watt. Agenl  her four I on the map or plan depo-ited  iu the olln-e of the I lonoi able the Chief  Comnii.���iuner of Lands ;inii Work-.  Victoria. J i.C.. by John Watt and i-  bonnded on tin -outh h\ claim number  lhe ���") and on the wc-t l.\ putt of claim  number six d and i.- located on Oil  creek a small -tretim heading up in the  main range of tin- Kocky Mountains  and flowing- into the 1*1 tlhend river  about tin ee ���'! mile- -outh ol the international boundary line and which is  more fully sot out on ihe -aid ir.ap or  plan.  Located the IDth day of July. l��n��u.  Albert Wiugand. Locator  14 John Wall, Ageni  NOTICE.  NotKO 1-her.-lA (,-ivon Ui.it l!0 mi> s alter .lain  I intend lo upplv to tin- Chief Comnii���lonoi m  Lands and Woil;- ind the A-M-a.iiii c.miiiis-  .ionti of Lands and Win 1,- for the disli-Ui nl  ���:a-l ICooteiiitv ior a Li. cli-o in piospi-t t loi  ,'oalaiKl I'oiiok-niii on tin follow inn describe 1  land situated nisi noitli of tin; Int.-inruloii.il  Ileum.!ai> line. At the head of Ivi.uhi Ciccl. in  llloel; ivh S.nilhe.i-K rn poillon ol lirlil-U  .'olnmbiii.  e.-ajtl, ;e   is  said nulli or  NOTICE.  Notice i.s hereby (,'ivon that thirty days alter  date 1 intend lo apply to the Chief Commission-  er of Lands and Works for a Special License to  out and carry uwiiy timber Ironi tlio rollowiiiK  ���described binds in South Kast Koolenay Ills  trict, British Columbia :--  Comi.ioiicii.B- at a post idantedon Sullivan  Creek ^ mile N.K. "f Kimberley thenee west III  chains! thenee north HO chains, thenee east SU  chains, thenee south HO chains, thenee west  chains to lhe place of be^innim,'.  Dated this 1'Jtli day of April, 1WH-'  T. II. L- Fenwick, Locator  ,,., Arthur 'Ll. Fenwick, Agent  10  "i. . .NOTICE.-  'rake- notice that after, the expiration  ������'if thirty.,days I intend to apply to the  I'-Tohorablc the Chief Commissioner of  ���'Lands and Works, Victoria, R. C.. for  a special 'license,-to prospect for coal  and petroleum in the' soufh-easlern  portion of Kast ICootenay. in the Province, of British Columbia, and more  particularly,described as follows:  Commencing at a post planted .on the  northeast, corner marked Alexander  Wall, northeast corner,- and running  .thenee .south eighty SO chains, thenee  west eighty', 80 ehains, thenco north  eighty SO chains, thence east, eighty 80  chains to place of' beginning and containing about six hundred and forty 040  acres more or less. ������ ,  Tlie claim is marked as claini iium-.  Iier four 4 on the map or plan deposited'  iu the oilice of the Honorable the. Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works,  Victoria. I{.(.!.. by John 'Watt and is  bounded on the cant b.v claim number  three ,'i and on the north by claim number five i5 and is crossed on   the   tiouth-  NOTICE.  Take notice that after the expiration  of thirty days I intend to apply to the  Honorable the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works. Victoria, 15.0., for a  special license to prospect for coal and  petroleum over that piece or parcel of  land situated about four I miles north  of the international boundary line in  the south-eastern portion ot Kast Kootenay. in the Province of IJritish Columbia and more partieulnrly described as  follows:  Commencing at a,post on the northeast corner marked '���William Watt,  northeast corner", and running thence  west eighty 80 chains, thence soutii  eighty 80 chains, thenco east eighty 80  chains, thenee north eighty 80 chains  to place of beginning and containing  about six hundred and forty 040 acres  more or less.  The claim is .marked as claim number nine il on the map or plan deposited in the'oilice of the Honorable the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and  Works, Victoria, B.C., by John Watt,  and is bounded on the east,by .claim  number- eight 8 and on the north by  claim number ten 10 and is crossed  through the northwest-corner by Oil  creek, a small stream heading up in  themain range of the Kooky .Mountains  and flowing into tlie .Plafhead river  about three iniles south..of the international lioundary line and which is more  fully .set out in the said inap or plan'  Located the 24th day of July, 1000.  William Watt, Locator  -      NOTICE.     '  Take notice that after the expiration  of thirty days I intend to apply 10 the  Honorable the Chief Commissioner ol  Lands and Works, Victoria, B.C.,1 for u  special license to prospect for coal and  pet roleum over that piece or parcel of  land situated about nine 0 miles north  of the international boundary line in  the south-eastern portion ol Kast Kootenay in tho Province ot British Columbia and more particularly described as  follows:  Commencing al, a post on the southwest corner marked "D. W. Rhodes.'  southwest corner"', running thenee  north eighty SO chains, theuce east  eighty SO chains, thence south eighty  80 chains, thence west eighty SO chains  to place of beginning, containing about  six hundred and forty 040 acres more  or less.  The claim is marked number, one ]  on the map or plan deposited in the  oilice of the Honorable the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works. Victoria.  B.C., by John Watt. ft is bounded on  the west by claim number two 'i and is  crossed about the centre by Oil creek, a  tributary of the Flathead river, and  which i- more fully set out on the said  map or phtn.j  Located the 25th day of July. 1000.  D. W. Rhodes. Locator  14 John Wait. Agenl  NOTICE.  Take notice thai alter tho'expiration  ol thirty days I intend to apply lo 1 lu-  Honorable the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works, Victoria. B. C. for a  special license to prospect for coal and  petroleum over that piece or parcel of  land situated about eights miles north  ol the international boundary Jine in  the southeastern portion ol Kast Kootenay. iu the Piwinee of British Columbia, and more particularly described as  follows; -  Coiniiienciiig at a post on the southwest corner mar ked .������John Watt, south  west corner", and running'tlienco north  eighty SO chain-, thence east eighty 80  chains, thence -outh eighty 80 chain-,  thence west, eighty 80 chains to the  place ol beginning and containing si\  hundred and lorty (ilO acres more or  Jess.  The claim is marked as claim iiuiii-,  ber two 2 on Ihe map or plan .deposited  by mo in the oilice ol the Honorable  the Chief Connnissioiiei ol Lands and  Works, Victoria. B.C., and is bounded  on the east by claim number one 1 and  claim number three 3 on the south and  is located on Oil creek, a small (-reek  wh'ieh Mows into the Flathead ��� I liver  about throe Ii miles south ot the international boundary line and which is  moro particularly set out on the said  map or plan.  Located the -Vith day ol July,, lfiOO.  14 '   John Watt., Locator  14  ohn Watt. Agent.  NOTICE.  Take, notice that after the expiration  of thirty (lays 1 intend to apply to the.  Honorable the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works, Victoria, B.C.,- for a  special license to prospect for coal and  petroleum,over that piece or parcel of  land situated.about live ~> miles north  of tlie international boundary line in  the south-eastern portion of Kast  ICootcnav, in the   Province,  of British  NOTICE.  Take notice that alter tho expiration  of thirty days I intend to apply to the  Honorable the Chief Cliief Commissioner ol Lands and Work-, Victoria,  B.C..,. for a special license to '.prospect  for coal and'petroleum over that piece  or parcel of land situated in the southeast portion of Kast Kootenay, in the  I'rovinee,of British Columbia, more  particularly described as follows:  Commencing.at'a post'in the southeast, corner, marked "Maggie. Watt,  southeast corner'', and running' Ilience  north eighty 80 chains,, tlionce west  eighty 80 chains, thence 'south eighty  80.ehiiins, thence east eighty 80 chains  to place, of beginning containing Six  hundred and forty acres 040 acres more,  or less.  The. claim is marked number ten. 10  ou the map or plan deposited in the  oltice of the Honorable the < 'hief Coiu-  niis.sionei- of Lands and Works, Victoria, li. C, by John Watt. It is bounded on the east by claim number seven 7  iind on the south by /claim number nine  il is crossed on the southeast corner by  OH'creck a tributary of the I'Mathead  river and which is more' fully set out  on the said map or plan.  Located the'24th day oi1 July,  WOO.'  Maggie Watt, Locator  NOTICE.  Take notice that alter the expiration  ol thirty days 1 intend to apply to the  Honorable the Child" Commissioner of  Lands iind Works. Victoria. !!.(,'.. lor  a special license to prospect for coal  and petroleum over that, piece or parcel  of land situated aboul six 0 miles nortli  of the international boundary line in  the southeastern portion ol Kast Kootenay and niore particulorl.\ described tis  follows:  < 'ommencing at a post planted on the  northwest corner marked '���Mauley  Hiirshinan'. northwest corner'" and  running thence south eighty 80 chains,  thence oast eighty SO chains, thence  north eighty SO chains, thence west  eight.\ SO chains to place of beginning  and containing si\- hundred and loru  040 .teres niore or less.  The claim is marked as claim number live o on Ihe map or plan depo-ited  in tho oilice of the Honorable the Chief  Comnii���ioner ol Lands and Work- at  Victoria. 15. C. by John Watt, and i-,  bounded on the west by portion- of  claims numbers six (> and .-even 7 and  on the norlh by claini number four I  and is crossed in a southerly direction  by Oil creek a-mall -ticum emptying  into the Flathead river about tin cc H  miles south of the international bouiul-  ary lillu and U lllcll is niore particularly  set.out on the said inap or plan.  ;'- Located tho.Wth day of July, WOO.  Manley I larshman, Locator  John Watt, Agent  , I. Coninieneuif,' at a po-l piaotc-.l one mile  noilli of lhe liUein.ition.il Houndai> liin- i.oliii.'  llio'lnliilil po-l or John T, .JSInff- cl-iim and  ���n.ul.od .lolin T. I ti mi ��� -oiithwc-t eoinei po-l  ilii'Acc i nsi -iiili.uiis tin n. i- noith ^J chain-  lilt-in o Ho-t Mi oli.mi- llionce --.null si) ehani-  10 tin-plnco ol bo;;lijiniirt i out.iliiiin; t-lo acios  moie or I.--- , '  Local.-d .Mint li ->ih   !">>!.' ,  .I'.lui T lllim, Locator  William ,1 Uluff. Afjenl  -'. Cnmmeiieiiic; a: a po-l plained -onili ol  Mid adjacent to ,|ohn T, lilulf'-f, claim, b.-iilt;  llio iniliiil po-t of lldwii, I-: Huiitoi - i l.iiin'.iii.l  iiiaiKc.l l-Jdwiii 11 IJnntcrs noithwe-t, coiiit,  l>(>-t, llienco eil-t so oliniii- tlion.-c smith ni  chains, tin mo wo-i siiihiiins tht nee noilli So  oil.un- lo llie place pi Iiok'iiiiIhk, .'..ill.iiiiuiK ,5l'l  not es moie oi !(���--.  I nle.l Mnieh 'itb, I!��ll ,  Kdwiti K   lluiiioi. Loe.Uoi  William].]   Uluii   Ai-'.-jii  :i   (.'oinmeiienif,'at a po>,i;|il,iiil.-d.;��(-i oi ainl    ,  idjaocnt lo I'.dwui i:   lliintei -, . hum Ik-iii).'Ill  initial posi of Albert P.. Keats not the.i^i t otnei  oust,   tlieneo  wesl SO chains   ihcn.ee  sohtl, so  .liniiis them e oast so (],.tin-   ilionio  norlh  ho  chni ns lo the I'.hue of begin in ng i ontainiiiK i>lu  acre moie oi |o-s. ,  Locale I M.tich 'Mh I'.u-I    ' ,  Albeit 10 ;Ke,ils ���Locator  William .1 UlniT Ajfoiil  I Ooiiiinoiicinj,' al n pon plan led noithof  anil adjacent io Albci I li Keats' claim beiin,'  llie initial post ot .Mob H To��ei \ claim and  maiked Mob 11 Tow.-i'-, soiu.lio.isi lomcr post,  I hence west Wch.-i ins tlieni-o n.ntb ',-tl eliaiiis.  ihenee easl si) chains t hem o -outh SO chain- m  the place  ol   lioKiniiuif,''.'  o.niiaitiuic.   OKI acies  IllOlO Ol   lCss.;;  I .oca tod .\la i-oli 'Mb   Pun.  Mob U  Tow in, Locator  1�� William .1   l'.lnif, Atiijiil     ' "  NOTICt.  Nolice is heieby-,'ivon that Unity d-i\- iiiui  late I intend to applj to the C'liiol t'ommis-  -.loiioi- ol Lands nnd W'oi I;- and lhe .\-sist.uit  I'oinnnssioner of Lands and, WoiUs foi  ihe Distilcl di Kast Koot. nay loi n  '.loi use to piospect for coal and peiiolotini on  ihe fallowing; desciibed land situated ihieo  ai lies not ih ol the lutei ii.ilioii.il lloiindaiy Line'  it the head of ICuithi (hook lllnok l.vi'l, Southeastern poi tion of Hiit.sh Columbia  I. Conimeneini; iu n post planted noitliol'  Hid adjacent to John T. lilulfs claim hoiii^'the -  o11 ml post oi l��l:ic L Thomas' claim and  niai-kid I'llslo L Tlioin.is noi tlnvo-t ( otnei post  ihenee east si) chains thenee soiith so eliains,  ilioiiio wesl M) clnilii-,. limine, noi ill    SO chains,  LOiho place ol l.e.,'lnnini;  cont nn;'(WD aeies  moie oi loss.  Located Maicli 'Mb, HiUI  Klsn- I.  Thomas, Locatoi  William J   llluff. Aijuil  '-!   (.'oninioiiciiiK   ai   ii   post  plumed   not i hut  in.I adjacent to Kl-ic I.   Thomas'  claim   lioliin  llie   initial   post  ol /.on.is A   I'lilc's claim and  ti.ii let (I Zen,is a   rule's southwest coi nor post  .hi-nco onsl sil oil.uns, thenee  noith  Ml  chains,  tlionce wost S-l) chains, I hence south   SU  chains  10 the place of boi;inniiiK conlaiiiin,; 1,10 titles  moie oi les-  Lo(.itcd M.neh 'Mil. I'lill  /.en.is A   I'lile   Locatoi  William J   llliuf   Agent  :'..   CoiiimouciiiK.it a post planad wesl oi.tn.l  uliaci nl lo /.onus A   I'nli - ( l.iuli beuij,'the m  iti.il post ol i:   A   Ko.niiii;'-. claim and   mm Iced  I!   A JCi.Uhik's southeast out not   post,   theiite  west St) (.hauls. theiKo noi tli SI) chains    ili.-nte  east SO (bams   llioin e  -outli   Su than--   u,  tin-  place of beuiiinuir; ( ontainin-; (.in.icics moie m  b-s.  Located Maicli 'Mb  l'.iOl  (.,   A   Kc.ttiiij,-   Locatoi  Williani.l   llliuf. Ajfont  I     fnintiic-ucuif; at   a   po��i   plumed south of  Old  a.liaconi   to  (!.   A    Ivoiiliiii; - ( hum bouitr  llio initial posi oi Jl.iix Mica s claim aud mai k  i-d Maix- SMe.i's noi thea'-t eoinei   post,  thenee  west SUeii.iins   th.-iue-outh -<U (.limits    thenco  e i-t sneli.un-   'hence  noilli   Ml iliaiu-   to  the  place ol buuiiinuij; ( outturn in; Mil.iric- moie oi  less.   '  Located Mnielt Htli   l'.flt  o MniySliua   Locator  "' William .1   Hlnif. Asjoiii  11.  John Walt, Agent  NOTICE. ."  'fake notice that, after the expiration  of thirty days I intend to apply to the  Honorable the I'lijef (.'onimissioner of  Lands iind Worlcs, Victoria. B.C. for a  special license to prospect for c.onl anil  pelroloum'iover lhat, piece.or parcel of  laMd'sitiiati-d'aliout'soveii ,7 miles north'  of the. iiilei-mitioiial lioundary line in  the .southeastern''portion* of Kast ICootenay, iu the I'rovinee of Hritish I'olum-  1 tiit. and'more particularly dcserilicd ��� j'ih  fed lows:  : ('uiiimonciiig at, a post planted on tlie  south xvc-.st ' 'eoriier marked '���'Albert  Wiegand, southwest corner", and running thenee east eighty SO chains,  theuce. north eighty SO chains, ilience  west eighty ,S0 elniins, thence south  eighty HO chains to place of beginning  and containing about six hundred and  forty (i-10 acres more or less.  NOTICE.  .Voticei- In icb.x kixoii that ihun d-ix-  aitci  ��� late J intend lonppl\ io the i hief foi-iuu���nm-  ��� -1 of Land- nnd Woi-U- loi .1 sp(, ,,|i l.icoii-e t..  cut nml e.uix aw,i\ umbel irom the tollou iiijj-  ,le-eiibe.I land-in .south K isi Ix'ooiun i.. D.--  -ntt   Hiiti-li Columbia -  Coninieneiiif.' at a post planted nt. the .-south-,  .just coiner ot l.i.t is;..i boiler ihe iKVi-tlienst cor-/  nor of, ' Kdwai'.l I.on.l.-n-- pro-empiioV  ilience'soiiih so chains., llionce uy.-i So ���.-luiliis.,  ilience north t-o-i-liiifiit. thenee t.-asi si).elniins lo  (ilneo of bcKinnitif.-,  Da leil litis l-lh .lay'of April. I.!Hi|.  ,'���'������  K. M. l-Vnw-fok. Loeator  HI'���'.��� , ,,  Arlliiii- It. I-Vmi-iok-, ApeiiI  Ml.V'KKAI. ACT  (i'<. n m , i--.)  :i:iti-; i-ic.vri:  II-'   IMI-l.IOVK.MKN I,  'he claim is marked   ns  ol;  Ll111     Illllll-  ���  .-'.'.������   ' NOTICE.  (.'.-ilori.-, Mineral  ( 'laiin.  .Situate III llie l-'ni-t Steele Mlititi..; Division of  l-'.asl Kootenay liislrici. , ,  Win-re located: (lu S'lillfi-'an'lllll.'���  'I'ltlie notice thai I. James A. llarxoy, |--..M..(.'..  No. ������i;iH',-::r-Moetu, fur Charles C. I'-at-i.-ll, l-'.,M.'  ('.. No.,"lli',ii:>:i',|-'. Wallet C;. ��� l-liii-etiflt. K.M.C.  No. "llfjic.vr', llolici-l L. T. (liilbi-iilili. I'',M.C.  No. -|l(:(H-,..i:i'-. Jndson II. Lnitnlcy. !���'..M.C.- No.'  ���"IIIMKIK:!-1.     William    J.    L.ilil.-loy. . |,-',,M.I.;,    No.  "Ii.;o.vhu--. Kdwiii (.:. Siniih, i'';,M.c. No. '-ii7i:!ii:i--  nn.I Andrew ,11 Devlin, l-'rcc Miner's Certilioato  No, '���lli'.WT'..,-' liiKrn.l, sixty days.from the date  hereof, to apply to t.h.- Minim; Recorder for a  Corliliciile of Improvements, for lite purpose Of  obtain I in.- n down Crown or the above claim.  And rnrther take ui.Ueo that aciion. under  section :ir. must be i-oniim-nei-d before the issuance, of such ('ortlticate of Improvements.  Datc'l Ibis -.'Silt day of December.' A.I.).. Il>i'i3.  ID  J. A. HAKVBY. THK  PKOKI'RCTCm.  FOlx'.T STUtfLU,   li.  C,  AI'IJIL 211,   11m I.  North Star Lodge  NO. 30.  ��jte tyxa&p&ckox.  "sATUIlDAY,   A I'111 I. SI,   VMM  vmrrrmTTmnTrnnnTT mm mum mrim*  |   LOCAL NEWS.  |  <-UUUUUUUUUUlLUUUUUUUUUUUUuZ  .1. T. Luidlay, Cranbrook, wa.s  at Steele 'rimt'isiluy on business.  :-jTrtrtnruTjTjiruaru^ruTj-innJTJ7tr^ njrrtrinxtrinnrirtr^riryTjjrtnnjTp  Mr.   Chas.   Code.   Craubrook,  was in town Tuesday.,  The Masonic (..'rand Lodge will  couwne in h'0-.-.laud .June-* 2'.iycl.  A,   MclJean.   J affray,-    was   a  ii'tic-t al lhe Imperial Tuesday.  T>.  , Liindin.  tow n Mondav.  Wasa.    was   in  (.'lias. I'owoll was up i'rotn   his  Kuoienav river ranch Mondav.  .).   F.   Lewis.   Michel,   was al  .Steele on business Sa'turday la.->l  The Misses Moss, Cranbroolx,  ! were visitiui,- at Xu;de Wodiuv-.-  ' clay. , ,  A.  F. AND A. M.       G. R.  B. C  tout stki-:l,k. ��. c ����� i    '       Jtesulur   mceili.Ks-lst   Ti.osd.ly   in  each.  '   TllO tlllt Oil which the tOWU    of  t month in fifjhtp'eloeU.     Visiiinc; Hreihern arc    I'Ylft Steele IS located  IS   L'OVOIX'il  oordiaity-^nvi:i.d ,        ' with myriads of sprhiif iiowers. '  Klk Hlx-er J-od^-e.  l-'ormo   rojuiar  meetinj;- ' ���  c  held 11 rsi Friday or each month ' , Dr.     Watt'   WHS   bllSy  tll'lS WVOlx  Cranbrook Lods,'o, Cranbrook   retntl.it   m.-et-' blllldiljg-    a     (VtlCO      ai'OUtld       hi.s  ini;s held on the'.hii-d Thur-day of each inoatli , KlVOl'Side AvSllUC iOtS,        ��  J. Ifi-i.iiP. Secretaryl-jJ   i \  ���   : <i l |     Mr. Blakeney is   wielding   the  rch   in   the   public   school  Steele with much satisfaction  Imperial Bank of Canada  CAPITAL AUTHORIZED   $4,000,000  !i ���     CAPITAL (paid up) -   -   $2,983,890  !��� REST ACCOUNT      7   -   $2,030,312  i    Hercid    OFFice���-Toronto.  ,     T. It. MKUI'ITT, I'r.-sidc-nt    1). It. WII.KII,-:. Vico-I're-. nnd < len. M.in.  \     AG13NTS    IN    CKKAT    lililTAIN     l.ld.vd-    I I.i-rik    .11   lauiilmrfl   St.,  } London.  i  A (I'cuci-iil Uankiny I ���iisincs-'rriin-iiclcil.  Savings l?ank Do'parl.iiicul.��� Interest allowed on deposits.  Ij   Cranbrook Branch. j. f. M. PINKIIAIY1, Manager.  [il ' '. f       rn  iii!riIn!nj-uijT>ui>ijT!j^i>iVi^  O  The Canadian BanK ol commerce, 1  ��� #  HEAD OFFICE ��� TORONTO. *  IH  *  *  *  *  *  *  F. C. MALPAS. Manager.   %  Paid up <'ii]ii1:il *S.7O0.O00: ItcoiVo Fund $:i.(K)0,0O0:  AoM,-t.niitc l:,.-s(iurc(;s Over -W.,000,000 Nov. .'tOtli.  V.W.l.  London Ol't'ice; (il) Lombard Street, I'.. <'.  Nexx- Yoik ol'l'iee: MS IxNCliimgc Place.  All.I  I 10 liriinclics iu Canada und the United .Stales.  Cranbrook Branch.  PORT    STEELE,    B. C.  THE  xxAllii.'  Piw   .  Rocky Mountain  Chapter    ,bh'ch  hl- lhe   public   school   in  XO.  125.  11, A.���M. j  FORT STBKLK. H. C. [  Ildfriilar mcl-iino-���2nd. Tuusilav in j  Mrs. R. Fraser and Miss F.  Tnenhauser were Yismn<r t al  Cranbrook Thursday.   " ���  each month al uiirlu o'clock.    Sojourning Companion-, arc coi-tlially !      Editor Si 111 psotl    of   the   C ratlin vi tod. ' . i brook Herald, and Mrs. Simpson  .) am,.-s Ili.sf.oi'.' Scribe K. | were Steele visitors Sunday hist.  1  J  THAT WE RETAIL AT 50c. PER POUND  W'l'/V  -zmz  Professional.  HARVEY, McCARTER & DUNBAR  BARRISTERS AND SOLICITORS  R. S. Bell and J. ' Bardgeu  were registered at the Imperial  Sundav last.1  If  you   give   it a trial you will always use this  quality.  OIlAN'liKOOK.      -  K.C.    ,  ;   ,G. W. F. GARTE.R';  B.G.L.  -  Nolurii I'o id irqnj\ Hritiy  //   Co/miibin  Collection   ol   account,-,   al tended   In.  Alldit.ino-   and   k.-epine   ol    hooks, done  \ViLii dispatch.'    ('oi-i-i"5|i(iii(!ei]i-c solicit-  <-'!  (J. \V. F. (JAI'TI-'.l;, l-'oi-t  Steele.  K.C.  T H OM A S    Ma-V 1 TTI 1?  R.L.S.   <#  CE,  ll. Ll Bedlington. representing Malkiti & Co.. Vancouver,  was at Steele Mondav.  .Visitors to Southeast Kootenay always put Fort Steele down  on their wav bill.  '  H.  .Stipendiary Magistrate Armstrong rw'as holden a small debts-  court at Cranbrook Wednesday.  ���Mrs. F. Binmore. Mrs. A. > C.  Nelson and Miss Winnie "Armstrong were visiting , at - Cranbrook- Wedneseav.  l-'oin- S-i'iu.i.n Or.x'ia.oi-MnN'i1 Sx'Niiio.x'ii: f/i n  o  CIK l.ciulunliiill Slt-t t-:   I.imkIoii   KiikIiuuI  N. A.  WALLINGER, FORT STEELE,  POST OI-'HUK IIOX ��.  J. (i. CUMMINGS  CIVIL   ENGINEER  Provincial    Land   Surveyor  FORT  STABLE,   \i.  0.  GEARY   &.  DOYLE.  Harry1 Barr. Tracy, was in  town Tuesday. ��� He received ia  consignment of several hundred  fruit trees from the coast.  LICKXCK, AUTHORISING AN  l-l-VTHA-PROVINCIAL COMPANY TO CARI4V  ON liUSINlOSS.  ���C'OMi'ASiKS Act. l.s-iT  FOR   SALE  1 lax'iii<> .-old my rancli. I would liki-  to dispo-o ol tin- lollou'iim I'ai-in iin|ile-  nietit-.       '  A. Caldwell, with a force of  six men were engaged in getting  logs into ihe St. Mary's river  during the past week, ready for  driving.  Chas. Armstrong and .1. A.  Arnold. Cranbrook, were at  Sleele Saturday. They will go  to the Windermere district before they return.  Livenv Feed & Sale Stable.  Port Steele  R.C  Regular   Daily 'Staye   meets  all  .  trains ai Fort SLeele .Junction.  SADDLE ,t PACK HOUSE?  ���| KA.MINn Ol' AI.I.  KIMlS A SI'l.CIALT^  During the summer months  the Kootenay valley is a paradise. Many prospectors are preparing to go into the main range  of the Rockies, and will outfit at  Fort Steele.  One  Plow ���   .One Cnllivalor  ,  Sot of "Work Marness ' ���  Logs ing chains, elc. and a loi  ���'oa'"-,  farm  articles.  Canada: i  Province ok Hkitisii Coi.umuh     i"  "No. .SSI." ' _  rpHlS I.S TO CKKTIPY tliat -Tlit! ini]��.-riiil  1 Conl and Coke Conip.iny, Limited." i-  authoiiseil nnd licensed lo c.iu-y on lnisiiu'-s  xx-illiin llie Province of Hrilish C'oluinbiix. und  to cm ry out, or effect nil or iiny of liu: objts rs of  the Coinpuiiytto xx-liicli the luKisl,it,ix-eninbonty  of the L:j,'islutiire of Mritish Coluinhiii extends -,     ���  The head oilice of the Coiiipiinx   is .situncc  ui |i -Slllcl  the City of Montreal. Province of Quebec. Write or -i milv ti  The iiniount of the enpiuil ol  tin- Coinpuny i- [ -JI   .  foui   million  tlx'e lmiidred   tliou-inul   dollius, L  divided into forty-live llioustiii.l sliurc- ot one.    V'nl'f'N Kloele.  bundled dollars c.ieh.  The head oilice of the Company in  this  Province is situate nt Cranbrook,  and .lames A.  Harvey, ilai-ri-ter, xvho-o addicss is Crnnbiook I       Vja   < 'lij,.aj,()   ul-   Xexx' Orletlils to St.  ii.O.i.- the attorney for the Coinp.tnj. * OmfsrU    the   o.n-   that   -ivcsvoulhc  (lix-en under my liiind and seal of otliceatx ic-- ���  toria. Pioxinceof Hritish Columbia, this otli   ,nosl   '<"'   -V(,'u'   money.���and   the   laet  day of April, one thousand  nine  hiindretl  and  CARLIN   & DUiRICK  GENERAL   MERCHANTS  Fort  A. I! A XT Ell.  Little Hull I'iver  The��Fair Route.  |     Wanted a '_roo<l reliable lady   to  take  j orders  for  onr   stylish   custom   made  I dre-s r-kirts  and  walking skirl-, al-o  f -kin -up]iortei-s.    Write (iiiiekly.  j     . Dominion c:.\kment Co.  ��� Ho.\ -Jo1". <T\iel|)li. Out.  j     Placing  your   first  advenise-  ' ment    is   like   laying   the   first  [foundation   to  a   building���it is  the beginning of what  may   fer-  Fort Steele  Diamond Jubilee  Hospital' miUinii in :l .-1>eat enterprise  This   riisiiiutioii   ha-   b--.-.��   i-.-c.jiitI\  enlarged by a m-u' -.xiuv;- '.xhich   i-   non j  A   B..Smith was in town Tnes-  . ,,    'dav." and    received     a     lot     of  open   for   reeept.nn   ,���   paf.-ir.-.      1- o, , tl,-roU!,hbl.od c,lic.kons and hogs  nerm, apply to w]iU-h   w(}rfl   ^^   ln ^^ Tracy  J. E. Smith, ri.-.-.        Eort ritt-.-l.-, B.l   ' r;rc<'l-r ranch.  J.   HIGH WARDEN. j     Al. Moran, an -old time" hotel  ! man   in   this   district,   came   in  PIONEER    BARBER   SHOP; Thursday   on    the    Windermere  ��� stas��c.      Mi'-   Moran    says   that  Everything Strictly First Cla.--, jsn-ele looks good to him.  ���Next' clear to the, Prospector.   ."  WANTED  "A iiiiiu lo represent. ."Can aua'.s  ClCKATKST NnRSKRI l''.s" ill llie l.oxvn of  l-'ort,'Steele anil ^iirroiiiKlin^ country,  and li Lice, orders for  OUR   HARDY   SPECIALTIES  In  Fruit. Treos, Small   Fruits,  Ornamental Shrubs,  Roses. .Vines  '  Sootl..Potatoes, -(fee-  Stock t.rii.- to iinnii- ;iii(i free from Sim  ,.loHe Senle.���'    ,\ p.'i-iiianelil   position   I'l.r^  the i-io-lit. iii.-in ou oil.I.i.'i- salary, or o.oin-  iiiission. ���   '  .  ���Shone & Wellington,  l-'UN'TIIII.I,   Nl-KSKKI I'lS  (ix-or Him Acres���  TORONTO,        - -        ONTA1UO  Carliu it Durick' received'::!7  line tiiartln skins from Charles  Chapman,' and partner, who liave  bcfiii trapping in tlio, vicinity of  ��� White: river. This makes a. total  of'ii? skins, valued at, about. $700.;  which Mr..'Chapman has trapped  during the past winter:  MA.V.V'ICI*-    WAN'I'KI)  'I'rti-lxvortliy lady ur eenlleniaii to  msLiisitT'- bit.-iii'-s- iii iliiscountry and  ;id joining ��� territory 'Tor xvell und fax-or-  al.iv- known liott.-'--. of -olid linauc.ial  sliindinj,'. ^'-'n.oli si niiirlit cusli salary  and e.xpen-es piiid eacli Monday by  check direct from li.-aili|Ua'rle'rs. I-'.x-  pen.-c money ndx-anc.-d. I'osition i>er-  lnanent. Address Manii";.-!-. Shi f.'omo  Block, Chieaed. Illinoir,.  four. ",  [i���s.|   , , S  V. WOOTTON,  lieyiMror nf Joint Slock Conipntfies.  Tin: objects lot xxlucli (lie Coinliiiuj- lias been  cstnblislicd are:���  (ii.l To carry on in all Us lii-.uiclies iho lmsi-  ness ot a Conl Miiiinsi Company, and tor said  purposes.  (b.) To ue<|Uire eou! lands, muxes., cli-iims.  minms rittlit,". rlphis ot xx'iiy mid oilier lights  mid properly, uud to pay for the siiine t-ither in  money 01 in fully paid-up shares or partly in  money or partly in such shares ol llie Com puny  and to sell or lease or otliorxx-i-e (ti.-pti-e of the  same, or ai,y of then':  (c.) To work, exploie, dex-elop or maintain  tho mines in other minerals of Llie Company  and the timber on the Company's lands, and to  prepare for market, sell, dispo-e of and deal in  coke. coal, petroleum, limber and mineral -uli-  stnnees. either in a iiiiiiiiifacliired -law or  oilierxx'ise.  (d.) To consliui't. linprox'c iiti.I inaiiilafii on  the property of lilt- Company roa.ls. lniiliKc-  resei-xoirs, xxaler xxorks, xvuti-i -i-iiiii-sus,  wliiiix'us, niireliouses.. luriiiices. .stixviiull-, and  other xxorks and convetileiKvs. clei-uieal oi  otherxxis.;:  (e ) To u-c sicaui, ixiitcr. i-liiclrlcity. iilr or  other power or -ul.stances n.s ;t moiixc power  foi the |Uirpo.se- of curryinj; on the wurk.s uud  undci-ltikitt(,'s of the I'oinpaii.x. and tosull. k-.ise  or otherwise dispose of any surpln- ilieteol  (f.) To supply koikIs. xxiues or tiiei-cliuiidise  to tlie employee- of ilie Company or to the (��--  eiipier- of any of lhe lands of lhe Company  (K<) 'I'o U(-(|iiiie Oi eui ry on nil ui any part of  Ok-business oi piopertx' and in  uiuleitako  llie  Uiattho ILLINOIS CKNTHAL olle'r-  Uiixiirpassed sm-iri via t,lio-e jioini- to  the WOJILDS I'WIK. and in this connection to all points beyond, make- it  to .your ttilviititiifVo. in case you contemplate a- trip to any poitu, cast. i,o write  us helore inalcim; liual arr:uii;enienls.  We can otl'er the choice ol nl lea-t   a  dozen dill'erent routes.  B. U. Tkumiiui.I.. Commercial Ai^etiL  U2 Third St.. Portland. Oregon.  .1. C. LlNDfTKV, T.l'\ \- I'.A-.  H2 Third Si... I'orUaud. Oregon.  I*. 15. TiiOAM'SON.   I''. ,\- I'.A..   Koiim  I.. C'lilman I 'Id'!.. Seal lie. Wash.  Steele,  Sole, Agents for'ihe  East  Kootenay  canton steel  COMPANY  This Steel is guaranteed'to be equal to .Tessop's or  Firths,in all  Hard Rock Work.  Sole Agents  Sole   Ageists  4  SHORT LINE  BETWEEN  STPAUIrCHICAGO  PMAHA-CHICAGQ  Your   attention   is   called   to    the  l-'ioneer Limited" train*, of the   ���\Mil-  llie I nihil i tic- of anv   per-ou.   lirm.  ,i���ocnitioii 'j iv:LllK'('U it St, I 'illll I lai Ixviiy." --The only  oreoinjiany possessed of property suitable for j perfeel/l.raiils in.UiO-U'or'ld."  You -will. Iind it'desiruble, to ride on  those, trains when noitiy fo any point, in  l,he I'lasjl.ern   States  or  (!anadliP   'I'liey  Grows Nest coal co^y  Giant Powder company.  Mining  Supplies  a  Specialty.  Aironls fortho'   MASSISY    HARRIS    CQ.,  Limited.  Farming   Implements.  | N.HANSON,!  B General Merchant AND 3  B L^iciwor Dealer. ^  Ivhintifiic.Lnror of all Kinds of Lumber,       A large assortment of son sou cd Lumber und Sliiuglos always  on hand  DIMENSION      I.UMB10R  SPECIALTY. =3  lilt; purposes of tin. Coiupiiiiy, nnd as- lite con  sl.Ua-iitiiiii foi-tliJ sainu to pay uusli or Id issue  slianis' .slock.-orobilKiitifliii.s of tliis Canipuiiy-.  (li.) 'I'd iniikiPiitiy a'rriuitjeiiKMii by xvny nf.  Hiinillliitiiatldii xvltli any pei-si.ti.- linn, in; i'(.r-  purutli.ti cairyini: (in'.i-ciiKHKi'd in any l.usi-  nuHN (ir ii-iitisaolii.n xrliluli this (.Viiiipiiiiy.liiiriili.v  iiit!Oi-p(ii-nt"!d Is iuil.li��ris��il ti. cai-ry'i.n oi.-tta-  K"i!<: In, .IT  NOTICE.  Not-lee is liercli.y ^'ix-en Unit, the  part.nersliip'i.-xist.injj lict xve.tui Itielun-d  A: I'Yasor. and 11 n <^-11 II. I'"raser, lias  heoii dissolved this iiny by mutual consent,.' All aeeounts are lo lie paid to I!.  A. I'Yiiser. and -all debts ad'iiinst. Unsaid partnership are. lo be paid by li-iin.  Dated al l-'ort Steele this at li   ihtx'  of   lo.-afeil  April. VMM.  ISielled!   KlCIIAldl   A.  KKASKH  (Signed!   I.IUOII   II.  KWASI-'.K  Witne-SM tSijj-ned' .1. (). M'aunliauser.   15  eoiiuec.1, wilili - :ill Traii.seont.iiienliil  Trains and nil Tiokci. .A^entis sell  tickets. . '   ,      r  l-'or furUiel- infdntiation, iiaiuplilets,  el,c, ask any Ticket, A e'en I, or  K,   I,.  I.'OIM). II,  S,   i;.(l\\'K, "  I'ass.  Ae-.cnt,, . (ieneral Ae-i.ui.f,  SI'OKANI''. I'OKTI.'ANI).  i,l can (|itii.-kly sell for ca.sli. xvifhoul.  loenl' publicity, your I'usiiiess. Ileal  l-'.slale or I 'artiiersliip.. no lualler where  I  Send me fill I part.ietilai-s, prii.-es   &r.,  Address ('HAS.- K. l.'OWI-ll.h. Ill West :  Mohawk. St... l.'.iilVnlii. N. V.  Fort   Steele  Meat Market  T. ROBERTS, Proprietor.  Fresh and Salt Meats  Always On Hand.  3 '���'-      'i ���'.;-

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