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Array ���/'/  **-/. cgt,*    ''/  r  u  /���  y-  V.-"  " ���".�����  nr  | Devoted to the upbuilding'.:      (i\  * '��  % OF    FORT   ST/iELE.          '%.  ���h *  & ?r  4 lll(lc|icii<iclil     ill    Politic.-).     $���  * O   #  -# -                                                              *  'i h:-:   I'"    SI'ECTOR   .���OH-  1a1ns all .-'ubl.'c m<">-  ticzz a:;e. gives the  LATfcST TELEGRAPHIC  AMD LOCAL NEWS.  *  ��  * *  *' *  1^07. 6\  PORT  STBBLB, B. C, SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 1900.  No 15.  New Advertisements To-aay.  ,  l\  I.<  .A. W. Hli'ustlell   NoifciJ���J. A. Uiirvi-y  ...  W. A. Murray It. Co....!  Or. K. T. Sumluii   .Inhusron & McKurlmiii.  .rams I  "      8  .-St. Eugene Concentrator.  The St.   Eugene  concentrator  .started up a few days ago.    The  Moyie   Leader   says:���"It   kept  running steadily  each  day  during the week.     It will be run in  the    daytime  only   until   .about  May 1st when a night shift  will  be put on.     The mill is working  to perfection, as is also the tramway and other  machinery   connected with the mine.    The mill,  , though having a capacity of 250  tons, is  only   being  run"1 al   the  rate of 150'tons per day   for  tlie  present.     But it will6be increased to its full capacity u.s soon as  (he new addition is finished.  that active,work is going on in  the Hull river and Tracy creek  camps. \yhile on Wild Horse  there is greater activity than is  usual at this season and a great  amount of work will be accomplished.  There' is considerable work  going on in the vicinity of Wasa  creek. In :ajt it is stated that  more mining will be done this  year in that section than ever  before.,  SOUTH    AFRICAN   WAR   NEWS.  Mining Notes. '  Work on the Black Bear is going ahead with encouraging results. Manager 'Estmere says  he will make a shipment in ca  short time.  The Sullivan mine is looking  better than ever.- The manage-  melit is making arrangements lo  commence shipments as soon as  the roads are in condition. Men  are engaged in sorting the old  dump. , ,    - ,        '  r��,rhc Old Abe is improving all  Liie time. Kecent assays gave  from $7.20 to ��10,in gold, 'which  is ,the largest amount of gold yet  reported. The work now contemplated will prove the mine  beyond a doubt.  i     [fc is learned that work' on  the  Chickamon Stone will be resnm-"  ed iii*i* few days.' /���  '     ..,       ��� i, ;  Late advices are" toP tlie  effect  that the Dibble group will be'ex-,  tensive! y worked--kbis  summer.-  ,Some   of   the richest   ore   yet  ,   found in the district came ,1'rom  , the Dibble.,  . ,   , -    "  1 . The ��� labor , troubles at < Ross-  land have been adjusted to the  apparent'satisfaction of -both  miners and mine owuers. As a  result a large number of men  will be employed. o ,  Rob McKeeman says there  is a good showing of "ore  'in the bottom of the shaft on his  claim in Isadoro canyon. As the  development cost him "nothing  he feels very content.  Several parties will leave town  in a few days to prospect, in the  Windermere district. There  ���, seems to be plenty of mineral in  this section and there is no good  reason why the prospectors  should wish to go elsewhere.  There will be a vast amount of  work done in the mines about  .Fort Steele this summer. From  all of the camps conies cheering  reports' of new strikes. Prospectors from West .Kootenay.  Vale and across the border are  coming in every day.  Ore shipments from the Slogan from January 1st to March  ;>lst amounted lo l-�� 1(5 tons. '  Tf is learned that one hundred  tons of ore is being shipped  daily from the Norlh Star ore  bins above Kimberley.  .1. C. Drowry, on behalf of the  Canadian Goldfields ^ syndicate.  has bonded the Sunset claim  near Whitewater, Slocan. The  Icrins of the bond are not staled.  With millions of dollars in  gold lying in the mountains  ibbout Port Steele it is a ,wonder  that people wil! go to Cape  Nome and Klondike, where  the chances of making a fortune  are one in a thousand.  There is a paucity of uews  from the outside camps this  week.     Although  it   is   known town.  Lax Postal Service.  The Vagaries of the postal service in South East Kootenay are  past finding out. A representative ��� of Thk Prosphutor  was shown a letter, postmarked Kimberley, March 22ud,  the Medicine Hat back stamp of  April.H and Fort Steele April 9  also appeared. The gentleman  to whom the,letter was written,  is anxious lo know where it' was  in the-interval between.'March  22nd aiid April 8, and why it  should take over two weeks lo  make the distance of 25 miles,  To_ Vaccinate Farmers.'  The work of vaccinating residents of the rural districts of the  Kootenays will be 'commenced  next week by Dr. ' McLennan  who is to have charge of the  work. The physician will have  the assistance of the provincial  police in enforcing the {(regulations adopted by the provincial  authorities. - '  Baden    Powell    Reported     Killed.���  Wepeuer Still Holding Out.    Gat-  ��� acre Ordered to England.  i  Sllfuinl l<> TlIK l'KOMI>K(-ruK.  London. April 12. -ft is reported at Pretoria that Baden  Powell'is dead. It is not credited here in London. ���  The latest accounts indicate  that the Boers in tlie Fnw. States  after several dashes, have  wavered when ii came down to  the final issue, and are afraid to  attack the British troop-? holding  the railway communication.  General Kitchener visited AH-  wal north and sent a message of  sympathy to the Wepeuer garrison which was holding out on  Tuesday.  It has been announced in general orders that Hon. Sir Herbert  Cherrnside has been appointed to  the command of the third division, 'vice   General  Sir  William  Only selected a few hours previous1 to ,the start the villages  traversed were ^ay with bunting  and crowds of cheering people  lined the highway.  Groups of scarlet-coated children from, the schools, operatives from the mills/'and peasants in the fields formed today's  collection of spectators.  FRIDAYS WAR NEWS.  Heavy Firing- at Ladysniith.  Lddysinith, April II.--Heavy  tiring was hc.ird this morning in  the direction of Sunday river, ft  con'rinued for a few hours. No  details of the engagement have  been received.  i  Pietermarilzberg, April 11.���  Heavy cannonading commenced  this,.morning in the vicinity of  Elaiulslaagte.  THE   POLITICAL   SITUATION.  Gatacre who' hits  been   ordered  'O  home to England. *  Visitors.  L. .1. Bioadwood. and P. L.  Dunlopp of .London, .Eng.P have  been spending a few'daysin Port  Steele. Mr. Broadwood.has.visited our town several'times during the> past" 15' years.' and 'is  much astonished , at, its, growth  since his' last_visit. ' ' ,  Mr. DunlopTs a near relative  of the celebrated General Gordon, who was killed at Khartoum."  1 Hotel Arrivals.  Windsor:���A." M..    Johnson',  Vancouver:'   Wm?  West,c J.   J.  Hunter, Cranbrook;   Mrs. R. G.  Somers. E. M. Penkiss and wife,  Aggie   Anderson.   Joe   Martin,  Charles   Myers,   Gus  Paterson,  John      MeLeod,    Al     Ritzman,  Pen-in Somers,  California:  Carl  Somers.-    Tina    Maclin,   Lottie  Swaney: J. C.   Nelson,   Dupont:  J. E. Patterson.   Cranbrook:, S.  A. Scott,   Moyie;   George  Hog-  garth.    Elko:     Win.    Burchett,  Spokane:    l<\   L. Dun lop,   L.   J.  Broad wood j "London,'  England:  H. J.  Madilk   Winnipeg:   L.   C.  Johnson, Montreal: Peter Trem-  bleton,     Wasa:     John    Martin,  Skookum Chuck: E.   F.   Anderson, Nelson; J. H.   Hogan.  Pin-  chei'  ��reek:   K.   J. ��� Higbye and  wife. Miss Sliger, Sheep  Creek.  General Brabants force is confident of being able to hold out.  Owing to the stragetic concen-  trationS'Since the enemy's,movements became defined there need  be but little anxiety as to the  safety of the Cape border. ,  Methuen .reports that the  party of Boers he'defeated April  5th, made a good resistance for  four ,hours, and otily gave in  when our troops with fixed bayonets were within .fifteen yards.  Seven of the enemy were killed,,  eleven wounded, 'and' 5.1 made  prisoners. -Lieutenants, Bole  and. Williams ,were , killed. Williams _ was ' killed'', deliberately  after the white flag had been  held up..the perpetrator ��� of the  crime was tit once shot. '   ,  , Buller reports that the euemy  attacked his right flank while he  was changing his position, but  our artillery silenced the engaging men and they did not press  the attack. Our losses were four  men killed and'eight wounded.  There is uo further news yet  from Wepener.  London. April 12.���4-10 a.m.���  There is but little^ fresh intelli  geuce from the seat of war in  South Africa. It looks as though  Lord Roberts may now be ".pro-  paring to make a strong effort  to clean the Boers from the main  road. A Cape Town dispatch  says, he will not move for another week, owing.to the necessity  of gathering stores^and supplies.  Without a Scratch.  A team backed oil' the grade  near the bridge on Tuesday evening. Fortunately neither the  driver or horses were injured.  The mishap attracted a big  crowd, and there were numerous stories as to how the accident occurred. One well-known  citizen gave the mosl graphic  account.  Channel Fleet Maneuvered.  Dublin, April   II.���Thousands  of people went to Kingstown today to witness the maneuvers of  channel fleet.    The bay presented a  most  picturesque   appearance, beina:  covered  with  craft  of all kinds.    Lord Lieutenant of  Ireland, iv.iri Cadogan.   and   the  vice-regal    party    boarded    the  .flagship   and   other  vessels,   on  which they remained during the  progress of the evoliilions.    The  Stabbed In a Drunken Brawl.  Special lo 'I'm: I'iiospkcivik.  Fernie. B. C. April 12.���A  drunken brawl, last night, resulted in Alex Hume, a barber  being very seriously stabbed  through the lungs, groin and  thigh.' The wound may  fatal.  prove  Dissolution   of   Houses-New   Policy  For Atlin���A Snap Verdict.  Special to Tin. I'ko.si'kc-iok,  Victoria. April  12.���The  past  week   has  been   pregnant" with  political   developments.      First  as  a result  of  direct   pressure  brought  to  bear  upon him   by  Ottawa   Authorities,    the .Lieutenant Governor announced   the  dissolution    of   the   Legislative  Assembly, and that the  general  election would be hold' on  June  9th', nominations . on jMay  26th,  the session to open on July 5th.  Rightly or wrongly it is being  asserted on all  sides  here;   that  much of the blame foi- the  stand  still-of  the   machinery ,of   the  Province is due to the Governor,  who  it  is  openly  asserted  has  been  actuated  by   motives   not  ehtiivH-p (.disinterested;* and - in  which  the   well,   being   of   the  province  did "not   occupy a  position of importance.  Todays ������ ' announcement,     distinctly conveys a  new' meaning  policy by which' American  companies will,   under  certain "conditions be allowed to operate   in  Atlin.  The power to permit this  has  always'���existed, in  llie act.  but being fatal to ' the   principal  of   tho   amendment   introduced  last   session   excluding    aliens,  was the lever acted it]ion by  the  Semlin Government.    No doubt  but that the principal   would  be  carried into  operation   with  respect  to  individual   miners had  the government .the power.  Disgruntled and biased conservatives managed to obtain a  snap verdict in favor of party  linos at the convention held here  but it is likely to be reversed at  the convention to be held, beginning of next week.'        Q  British Troops Still Hold Wepener���  A .Successful Sortie���Methuen 80  Miles From Kronstad.  Special to The Piiospbctur.  Aliwal North, April 12.��� The  Colonial troops are still holding  their'own splendidly at Wepener  Cannonading recommenced this  morning. The Boer attack of  yesterday was not very serious.  The British are carefully husbanding their ammunition, and  their -guns making excellent  pract'ee.,  News from Boer sources  near  Wepener, officially, communicated,   says  that four   Boer   guns  have  been  disabled,   four, commandants    killed      or     wounded.    Tuesday night  the  British  made a sortie, capturing1'a  Boer  gun, and taking some prisoners, j  London, April l.'i.���The  Wepeuer garrison made a  successful  ���sortie,     capturing- a .gun   and  prisoners,   killing  or  wounding  four commandants.     Pour  guns  were also disabled. The pressure  should   be   relieved  within   the  next twenty four  hours.     Lord  Roberts  has    wired   a   hopeful  message to the Prince of Wales.  and there is every danger of the  Boer   Cominandoer    being   em-  meshed. ��*!��'      '        v","^  LjToe Bloemfontein^ army .now  numbers    214:000    mem" ''"Tlie  Dutch     attache    /wounded     at  Kroondestadt has died.     Tn'an  address" to   the .ministers,   Sir  Alfred Milner' has  outlined  the  only terms of peace.    Lord  Me-  Ioose   and   let   them  clean  the  sons of guns out".  This idea is ecpjal  to   that of  Martin Dooley.  Scrathcona Horse.  The Strathcona Horse is about  due at Cape Town, and in about  another month letters will begin  to arrive from the boys. The  people of South East Kootenay  are much interested in the regiment and everyone knows they  will give a good account of themselves.  Lord Strathcona cables asking  that a contingent of fifty men be  forwarded to South,.Africa to  join the Strathcona Horse, tolill  the vacancies which may be caused by casualities or otherwise.  Central Restaurant Changes Hands.  Mrs. I\. J. Higbye arrived iu  town' a day or two ago and will  hereafter have entire charge ,of  the Central dining room. This  change will be much appreciated  by the patrons of the house, for  it is a guarantee that no better  meals will be served* in town  than at the Central.-  thr.cn is marching eastward and  is now within f��\ miles of.Kroon-,  stad, _ the Pree Stale .headquarters. -  .���> A party of seven! < -headed [by  Colonel Hughes. M. P..' seized  the Pont Qpingtou, 'the rebel  rear guard evacuating the town  hastily. The'Ca'nadian'alTlTlery  and,mounted riflesjiave reached  Britstowii, Cape 'Colony; they  are going to De^ Aar, 2o miles  west.  The enemy are entrenchedn east  of Brandfort. and holcLthe Wat-  ervital district waterworks.  Heavy cannonading wa.s heard  nortli of, Boshof. About lf>0  British troops are lighting at  Wepenei  Eclipse of May 28th. '  There will be a lotal eclipse of  the sun on May 28',   visible  over  a large portion.of the country.  The eclipse on the 2t<th will  not be in it with" the one that  will occur on June Oth, visible  only in,the province of British  Columbia. The clouds will fall,  daylight disappear, and the'  whole political-sky will be in  darkness, groans, curses, and  excuses from the defeated and  disgruntled politicians will be  heard"ulllove'r tlie pi'flvitice.      '.   .  The Gun Club., ��  The Port Steele gun club .will  be reviyed this summer. ' Two  years ago the oiub was in a flourishing , condition, but nothing  was done last summer. The old  members are now getting together and will reorganize on a substantial basis.  * Announcement.  Thk PiiOSi'iicjTou has boon requested by a number ol the electors of this, district to publish  the platform of Ihe Hon. Joe  Martin, and in response to the  The Boers state that I same will'do so in" our  next   is-  General Buller,s troops in Natal  are retiring to, Ladysmith. but  later advices say that the Boer  advance was checked by heavy  artillery. l"  Food Supplies Wanted.  London, April II.���The   Daily  'Mail   has   the   following    from  Lady Sarah Wilson, dated Mate-  king. March .'!0:    ^  Colonel Pi timer's column is  now within 20 miles of us, but  its advent is undesirable unless  accompanied by food supplies.  The opinion prevails here that  young Cronje has returned to  the investing Boers and is trying  to a venire Paardeburg.  The Queen's Outing-.  Dublin. April 11.���The Queen  selected the. picturesque route in  the valley of llie Liffey for her  afternoon drive, and covered  nearly twenty miles before returning to the vice-regal lodge,  ilor Majesty rode in an open  carriage and was accompanied  Queen was unable logo to Kings-  by fhe Princess and Prince Leo-  Ipold.    Although the   route   was  Looking" Into the Future.  '  The improvements which   are  going on   in   Port   Steele   this  spring shows  the  faith   people  have in the fulure of  the  town.  Tt would seem   that  their  confi  dence  is  not   misplaced.      The  number of mines  and  prospects  directly tributary to Fort Steele  is a sure indication that we may.  before long,   reasonably  expect  to have a large  population.     L1  is no idle  dream,   the  future  is  assured.    The  north  and  soutii  railway will be built,  the  mines  will be"opened up. and a  stream  of  wealth   will    How   from   the'  mountains.     Fort Steele   in   five  years will contain 10.OUO people,  and instead   of  wooden   shacks,  slately brick buildings will adorn  our streets.    This picture is not  overdrawn, although   the   pessimist   might   question   Ihe   statement. 'The future of   Fort Steele  is surer than was Nelson iu Ihi.ll.  or Rossland in 1W,\.  A few little scrimmages like  that at Vancouver convention  will put British Columbia in the  same category as Kentucky.,  Telegraph Brevities.  Plague riots have  broken   out  in India.  Columbus. Texas, is entirely  surrounded by water.      , ���  The Toronto Patriotic fund is  now nearly $81,000.  cThe report of friction between  the Halifax garrison, and the  Imperial authorities is denied.  Six tramps tried to hold up a  freight train near Hebro. N. D.,  but were finally lodsred in jail.  A company with a capital of  &I0.0110,000 has been formed to  develop mines in Ihe .vicinity of  Lake Kootenay.  Queen Victoria visited the  Zoological Gardens, and wont  in it pouring rain lo Ca.sllo  Knock villasrc.  sue.  Silver Tip Bonded.  Kaslo. April II.���The Morris  Syndicate, a French company,  today purchased for ��4.i.000 the  Silver Tip mine on Toby creek.  Windermere. The first payment  of $2000 in cash was made today  to Henry o Hess and Charles  Miller, the locators. Sam Sch-  wander put through the deal.  Mackintosh Nominated.  ' Rossland. April 11.���The conservative, convention for the  Rossland riding met today, and  amid great enthusiasm, nominated C. I-I. Mackintosh for the  place of member of the provincial parliament. The nomination was by acclamation.  Fort Steele Strategy Board.  The Foi-1 Steele strategy  board, which meets on ihe ,-,t reet  every day. (after reading Tuio  PuosiM'XJTOK war bulletin,) have  solved the dillicitlties of Ihe war'  One  euthusi-.  Fighting at Wepener.  London. April   11.���The   Boer  attack    on    (Ieneral    Brabant's  force a I   Wepener  wtih   resumed  at dawn today.     The enemy's attack on   two  or   three   sides   ou  Monday lasted  until 1P:!0   in   the  afternoon, when the firing  ceased and it was believed tlieenemy  liad been beaten  olT.   but   it   was  announced    this   morning   Irom  Aliwalnorlli   that    fighting    had  airaiu been begun.  in South Africa  '���The water supply continues  astic member said yesterday: j satisfactory. Intrenching is pro'.  "What is the use of sending jceeding vigorously on f he hills  up men to tight, against fhe commanding Bloeml'ontein. Civ-  enemy who are hid behind fhe ilian labor is to be utilized,  works. My idea is to turn the Sickness among the ' troops is  whole   of   Lord   Koherts'   army |.somewhat diminishing."  > .it*..  p  * ' m-*izitr'rfJ"m~r*  ?  THE PlIGSL'KUTUJI.  KORT STEELE, B. C\. APIiJL 11. 1J00.  mtlm *>Z<m *^Z  ���0"  ; '���" '*- *��'��� **p  &  PETER  jH,     Jt>*     i^Jm  Have Equipped Themselves With the Largest and Most Complete  General Merchandise in  the   Windermere  Mining  District  and making theii  MAMMOTH-   ESTABLISHMENT   At    Peterborough  / o  Headquarters for all branches of Mining' and Prospecting Supplies  Lowest Estimates Rendered to.Mining Men coming into tlie District to Develop Properties  �� "    "      . '��� '   ���   ,   "  Having our owia F'reight Boats we Ueffjjp Competition. r  i " " t      <- , i  Highest    Prices    Paid    For    C^attle    Hay   and    Oats.  JUST    RECEIVED  '���    , Assorted Car of Best-Bnincis ot Flour   and   M^i!>.   etc.  .0  Flour. Patent Hmiganan and Sti-o-ug Baker.    *     "  Rolled Oath. Cracked Wheat. Wheatlettt.   ,    ,  Cornvncal. Buckwheat Flour. Split Pea^  ,' Navy   Beans.   Lima Beans. Por Barley,  etc.  Bran     Chops     Shorts     Oats     Hay.  .   Fleetwood 'Pea. a pure arlk-.le imported dir.ecc from,Ceylon  try it once and you will u.se no other.  F-^j-osh   Break last   Bacon/.   Hams,   and  Butter a.nd Eggs.  Dry Salt Side Bacon.  , Q'  POTATOES   *"<i   CARROTS    ,  FTK.FAVOOD all lengths to suit all stoves.- * *' .   ' ���  THE   FORT   STEELE  FLOUR and FEED STORE  E. C. MILLER, Proprietor POST OFFICE BOX 836.  its?*'    Alj floods guaranteed and prices also as being correct.  Send in orders.  SOJIETBIKG HEW!  Ball Bearings in a Sewing Machine. Tlie weakest Woman can  rim the ELDREDGE B. without  harm to herself, or even getting-  tired. It's just fun for a well  woman to run it. " It is noiseless;  has self-threading shuttle ; automatic bobbin winder; complete,  set of attachments. A perfect  machine at a low price. Warranted for five years. >To other  as good at anywhere neir the  price. Insist on having "ildredge  l B. There is an .Agent for it in  your town.  MANUrACTURKD  HY TIIK  National sewing'Machine Co.,  new york and chicago.  The serauc! largest Sewiii); Macliiue Factory ��u  CUT OF PART OP STAND OF THE 'i16 ��?r,d mtIl? '"I���"'? of s<a��� hundred Siml  FLDRKDGE B sixty-four machines per flay; late I'ldredge M/ff.'  JS. A'. EIL��TOM? Agent,     Fort Steele, H. C.  NOTICE.  ,        Xoni't isheietij invert that  .in .iiiplicuuin  ��ilJ   be   niiidu to tlic   Luj,'is]au\e Assembly of  ihti Pic.ince of LSritisli Golumbiii   .11 its   ne\l  session  for an   Act  10 incorpomtc ,t Company  with power to coiistmct.  e.(iiiip.   maintain  and  . operate a Imp or linrs of telephone, electrical  I works, power houses gum'i'iiliu;.' plant and   all  ' suuh othei   appliances'as arc   necessary   and  I piopcr for the j-'uiieraiiiiir of electricity or nthui-  power and iransuiitliiiK the same,  within   and  " Lhiouitliout ihe District <of Kast ICootomiy and  various Townsites in the said   District", as   the  '! Companj from time to time detei mines, and a.  construct,   maintain    and   opi'iate vihi:   same  uloiu' the sides of. and across or under any highway, streets, public bridges or any such places  in the .said Districtas the Company tromliine to  time determines and to  construct,   erect,   mid  j maintain   such v and 'so many  poles and other  j woihs and devices as'the Coinp.mv deems necessary for makinjp. completim,', supporting, us-  intr. working, operatiiii; and' maintauiins.'   the  system of communication by telephone or electrical works, pow er houses, genera tint; plant und  other appliances, and to open or bicakup any  part or parts of sa id highways or streets as often  as the said Comp.iiiy its agents, officers 01 workmen think proper, and for'the  purpose  of   tne  I'nderta'kinjr to purchase, acquire or lease and  hold and sell and dispose of or,surrender lands,  buildings or tenements within the limits afoie;  said and to purchase or lease foi   any term of  ,\ ears, any telephone line established 01   to be  established in Uritisli Columbia connecting or  to be connected with the lines which the Company may construct and  to  puichase or lease  foi any term ot years the n'jflit of the company  to construct and maintain any such  telephone  line and to amalgamate with 01 lease its line 01  lines 01 any portion or portions thereof to any  company possessing as proprietor any line of  telephone communication connecting 01   to  be  connected with Hie said Companies line m lines  and  to acciuiic lands, bonuses,  privileges or  othei aids fiom any person   or boih   corporate  and with all other usual. nocossar\M>r incidental   lights.   po��(,rs   or privileges as  niav   be  necessary 01 incidental 10 the attainment of the  above objects or any of them.  Halod ibis 1st day of .Maich   l'JDn  IIAliVI'.V .1 M> CAKTICH  ,, .Solicilois for Ihe Applicants  NOTICE.  NOiice is hciebv gMeii mat  an  application  will  lie made to the  Legislative Assembly of  tin l'rm iuce of Uritisli  Columbia  at  its  next  session fur an Act  10 incorporate  a  Company  with power to construct,  equip,  maintain  and  operate telephone and  telegiaph   lines within  and thioiigliout all Die cities, towns, municipalities     and     (hslriets     of     the    mainland     ot  the     Province    of     IJruish     Columbia    and  to-    constiucl.    eicct.    and 'maintain    such  and so many poles and other works and devices  as  the C'ompaio  dc< 111  ncci-isary  foriiufking.  completing, supporting, using, working, opcial-  lug'aud iiKiiniaining Ihe system of communication  by telephone and  telegraph, ami to open  or   break   up  any   part   or purl*, of the said  highways or streets as often as the'said Company  its agents,   otllceis 'or   workmen   think  proper ami for the purpose of the  undertaking  to mi robust!, acquire.lease, expropriale.hold and  sell anddisposeof lands, buildings ortcnements  within the  limits aloresaid. and  to purchase  or lease, for any term of years, .my leiepiioneor  telegraph  line established or,lobe established  in Hrilish  Columbia  connected, or to be connected, with the  line which the Company may  construct, and to amalgamate with or lease its  line or lines, or any portion or portions thereof,  to any company possessing, as piopiictor, any  line of telephone or telegraph communication  connecting, or to be connected, with  the said  Company's  line 01 lines', and to borrow money  for the purposes of the Company, and lo pledge  or mortgage any of ihe Com]>any"s assets for  that pui pose, and to receive bonuses-, or privileges fiom anv p-isoii or body corporate, and  with'all other usual, necessaiy or incidental  rights, powers, or privileges as mil) be neees-  'sary or incident;!] 10 tlie atiiiiument,of tlie above  objects, or am of them. .  Dated Ihislsi da.\ of Maieh. liHjo.  I-IAI.V & HAMILTON".  Soliciloi s lor 'he Applicants.  ANDREW  CONTRACTOR    and  NEJD1G  BUILDER  CITY  HOUSIO AXI) S1UN" J'.UNTIXC  CAf.OlMlNINC'iiiui I'APKR MANtliXC  FORT STEELE,, \i. C.  ����?" < AIL   work promptly done.  Shaving ��?,Hair Dressing Parlor  N'ext to Oriental Hotel  FORT   STEELE, B. C.  BAKERY  MRS. DILSE, Proprietor.  KEEPLS   CONSTANTLY   ON    HAND  Fresh Bread and Cakes  ,, ���    Fresh Fruits every day  Fresh Vegetables  , Fresh  Eggs       '"  '  r  Fresh Milk and Butter  All kinds of hair work  A.J  GREZ,  11 specialty.,1  Proprietor  Cerf iff rale, of 1111 prorfiiieiilx.'  NOTICE.  1 -  BIG      CHIEF.     LITTLE     CHIEF.     EUREKA,  GENEVA  AND  MELTON FRACTIONAL  MINERAL    CLAIMS.  Siuialeil in Ihc l''ort Steele Mining Mmsion  NOTICE.  T.iKe notice that 1 have made application  to the Ilonoi.ible The Commissionet of Lands  and W01 ks for a special lieens 10 cut iiinber  011 tho Clown Lands lieiein.ifter 111.ire p.ii-ticu-  ].uh dcscubcd sitimte near Klk Kivei about  two miles 1101 111 ot renin; 111 the Disinctol  li. 1st ICootcnay- Commencing at a post l. mile  noith I10111 the N". W. coiner ot Lot.JdIT ilience  wosi i',1 inile* Ihence south one hall .1 unlo  lliente west l'j miles Thence south '1 ol a  mile, thenee east 1't miles- ihcnee nonli |<(  miles 10 pl.ii'e ol beginning. Containing (iinn  sicres 11101 e 01 less  , IIKNKY  HOWARD.  .   l"eriiie   15  C. jMntth Ulli. limn.  GRASSICK   &   DEMPSEY.  CONTRACTORS  AND  BUILDPRS.  Fort    Steele    B.C  H  a. rio^^"  BARR  'ni-i  Steele;.  K.P  EXPORTERS AND IMPORTERS  200-2! 2 First Ave. North, Minneapolis, Minn.  tgrWtriUi for Our Circular and See tho Prices We Pay.  ;P3  General Blacksmith.  HORSE SHOEING,^  AMD JOBBING.  Mining    Work    a.    .Specialty.  ol Souih Knsi Kootenay Disuict '  Where lociled- Itijr Chief, on I lucklebon y  Hill adjoining the Kurekii Mineial Ol.iim.  Little Chief .Kljoiniii!.'the tieueva Mineral  Claim. ti  Kuiek.i. on lluckl.-beirv i 111! alotos.u.l.  t;ene\.i.   adiiiiiinu'   Hie     IhneUn     M1ae1.1I  I'l.um  Melton I--"i tu tioiisiI .nl luminjj- the Ktui'ksi  Mineral Claim       ,  T.iki hoik i- tli.it I William Koiioi lei; b'oss  acinic as a^eni loi the llasiin^s Hi 11 isli Columbia l<:.\ploi.itliin Sviidic.il>' Liniiieil Ki ee  Minci s Certillc.iie No. 11 IITiU. iiiteml.  sixiy days Iriun tin date lieieol. 10 applj 10 [be  Mining L'eeonlei loi .1 ("citilieaie ol Impio\e-  ments, foi the pmp.ise o! obiainini.' aCiow-n  11 rant lor c.ieh ol the ,ibo\ e claims.  And tin thoi lake notice  thai   action, under  seel 1011 .ir. iiinsi In ei innneni'i dbetoi o the issu  ante ol such Cei nucule ol hnpi 011 mollis  Haled ibis ITIIul.n ol I'Vbriuiiv   I'.KHI  Wm. I{   L'DSS  .--Mi I'   M   C   No  11 lilil-J  NOTlCi3.  X'llicu i~ lifK'by yi\i-ii   iliiii   in   cini-  s(..<|lH'lll'l' nl till' lVsio|l;|li(HI c,| .Me.  ( 'll.irll's   I-:-! mi.|c.   ,lT 1     llllsllll'ss     in    i-oii-  iiocliini ui1 li lib' Ki'iil)i'i-lc\ tow iisiic.  on .mil nlli'i-l'\.ln'ii.ir\ liiili. li'i'd: inusi  lie ilimi' 1 lii-(iut_li t!ii' uiln-i' nl tin.' Koi-i  Sii-i.-lf I ii'vcliijinii'iii S\ iidiciic ,ti   |.'ij|.j  S-.IC.-].-  X. A. WALUXCKI!.  Olln-c ill \h"K :n I; 11 A  !)in ic  Agents:���(JiinaiJiaii.s won't lxi hoodwinked. 'Opposition hook.s com-  jjluiol.y snowed unuor. Om- nmm-  moth Two-Volume work 011 ''Boer-  British Win-" iind <renttine "Life of  Moody" swce])iriii everythiiifi fi-iVhi  llieif pttth. Send'your ttddt'ess. und  yroti outfits qtlii'k.   '  Til];;   LI.VSCO'P'I'  I'UULISIIINt; UIMI'ANY  Toronto.  Agents: ���"Win' in South Africii." Two  wiluniois. ' KirM coiittiins eoniplete  history ol roimtry ttnd war to ditle:  lel^ al)oiu our eontinfjents. oivinn  iiimie> of o/lirei's and men. Second  volume to lie published when war  is over. Only Canadian manufactured book. Kverybody cancels  their order lor' American books  - when socino ours. 'II a hustler,  this is your t;ol��l mine. - Prospect us  Iree.  Bradley G-arretsoupCo., Ltd.  BitANTi^oiiD. Ont.  Agents:--I 'eoplc won't be deceived  wilh American I lislories ol I'iio-war  published now. as the war is only  commenced. I landle our two-v'ol-  unie ('anndinii inaiiiilacl urcd work.  Khst volume ready soon, complete |  t'o  date,   thus  you ot.| coniniission.   FlTSt   ClaSS   SleepefS  RailwayAND  SOO    LINE  CANADA'S    NATIONAL    HIGHWAY.'  Americans (.'real 'I'rsinseontiiiental Nine-  AXI)   THK  World's Pictorial Route  O'ivos llie only direct service I mm"   ,  East  Kootenay oountrQ  vTo all Puints'  EAST    .-i'x-1    WEST  A'.Miatier.  : Imildiii^  Second volume publibliod when war  is over. W'h.s uasir time wilh in-  complele books?     I 'rospeel us Irot:.  THK   LI.N'SCOTT   l'l' ItMSI I L\'(,' ("DM I'A N V  'I'oi'iillto.  Ag-ents: -'I'lic lasl year ol the ceulury  luiiidlf our '"Nineteenth Ceulury"  book. Describes all the uivnl  ball les. oreiil men. jin-at in\ enlions  and discovories. progress ol nat ions.  Knll .tccounl ol lib' Drc\ I'us trial,  history of.Souih A Iric.t to date, war  with Spain, and etui y'oreal evenl  ol llie cenlm-y. Din book, well  lllllslr,l1ed.     Ml,l]l !(ll-   llllslleis.  Bradley (rarretson Co., Ltd.  I hunt lord.  Fori   Steele*  GEARY   &  DOYLE.  on ali Trains  Toll It 1ST CAItS pass Medicine llalr  Daily lor Si. I'aul. Sundays ami  Wednesdays lor Toronlo. |i'ridu\s"  lor .Montreal and Boston.  Westbound Daily Train Eastbound  S..'l.'l leaves   p'ori SUsulc .let   leaves l.'i,^X  il.lll      " Cranbrook ������        l.'i.oi  Connects 'Tvi-woekly ai Alac-  lood for Calivai\y;anci ISchiiunlon  and Daily al, Medicine Hat l'or  all poinLs Rast.  Conuects Daily ,11  K'oolen.n  L  lor all points in West Koolenay.  and Boundary Districls. and loi  ('oast .mil Main line I'oinis   \-j;t  sloke.  .Ifdllie  Slocau  I '.tciliit  Uevel-  H. A LIE:  Proprietor.',        .  KiA'crsidc A,\;cnnc, ()p-  positc Post OfHce...  Liver u,..feed & Safe Stable.  , ���  ,   '     ��� Kort-Sieele' li.C  I le.^iilar   Daily   Sla  i rains at li'ori-Sl.oelt  ineels   all .  I unci ion.  ���a   ���  SA 1)1)1,|..; .V   I'ACK   lK.HtSKS.  L.V.MIMi (II   .tl.l, kl.MiS A ,sil'lX:iAI.,l"\-,  Tliroiiiih   Tielrets   Issued    and  Baggage Checked (:o Destination,  CHEAP RATES to'tJie OLD COUNTRV  ���    l''i.ir   fates   aiid    lull   inl'orma.ti.iii! 'ait-' ���  (li-t'ss nearest liical a.yent. in-  ���I. \V.,t:i;AX|.p      . K M. AlKDITniWTP.  A^t. I'Virt Steele .Tel.p ���\<rrV.. I 'raiil,root..-  vv. ]<\ ANpKitso.v     'k. :-i. coVr.-K''p:'-  MM'.A.. Xelson.  A.< i. I '.A;.. \'ancotiver..  <l  ^1  M  n Tiijc  n. i'dm.  ittiMU.'tMj.t ���jurteannciE  goaeaem^Ji mw rtfi  ��to ^i;jct0vrector<.  jSATUJIDAV.  AJ'KJJP  J-l.  KK-li.  Y  SOUTH   ,, EAST      KOOTENAY.  JFORT STEELE MINING DIVISION.  ���Description of a   Few   Properties   in  the Vicinity of the Town of Fort  Steele, the Mining" Center of  the District.  Fort-Steele in a fe\v years  Lime, judging , from the vast  amount   of   development   work  ' that is now being done, and from  the very large number of promising locations made in tlie vioin  ity, will become a nourishing  mining'conter. Very Jew people  realize the number and value" of  tlie numerous gold quarl/. and'  placer properties which lay  ���within a radius of twelve miles.  "Wild 1-Joi'se. Tracy and Lewis  s'l'eekh,    IJuJl    river   and   Hand  P creel*, is the most iniportanl  niineral-beiiriug region east of  the Koolenay river. ' And anyone looking al a map oL' this section would l^e astonished at the  number ol locations and how  1hf?y are distributed on cacli side  of the main creek's, iUII] their  tributaries and branches. Starting from Fori Sieele, and following up the bunk' ol the Wild  Jiorse. a distance .of about two  miles of rolling,cbunlry is.cross  ing from lorty   lo  six(\   feet   ii  length.  A mile up th" main creek is  Will linger creek, on which are  located the Hoodoo and Rocky  Mountain claims. The ore. on  these claims is a quartz carrying black sulphurets, assaying  high in sold and silver. Up the  mountain and East of these  claims is the Emerald which is  supposed to have the extension  of the Big Chief vein, in fact the  owners claim Ihey have traced  the vein across the mountain to  this point.  Another mile :;p the main  creek and we come to the Golden Five group, owned by Spokane capital. ' As the' name indicates there are five claims in ihe  group, anir'.iK'-o are four ledges  cutting the formation, which' is  a poi'phyritic slate, and the outcrop extends -for a distance oi  *0n leet,�� covered at both ends  with slide rock. The owners are  developing tlie' property. TJio  ore is a quarlS' carrying bluett  sulphurels. Ln one lead there is  considerable galena.- Al present' the owners are ' running ;i  tunnel to crosscut a, large vein  al a depth of over i(KJ feet.  Thetev   claims   are  situated  be-  Wild   Horse,    and    about.  nine.  i miles from Fort Steele. j  !   , Following up the east fork we j'  i find a largo number' of  locations i  TTir^'r"? -T-r ��� r; ���  il  ."i  SnflM  pocket I'diiiiui of the celebrated Electric Medical Treatment is of great value to any one suffering from  ]Rirse>wrnsati:_���*��-��, Sciatica, Lumbago,   Pain in   Back,   SIwggisH   Organs,  Kidney, Bladder or* Liver Complaint. gj  DR. SANDEN'S system of ELECTRIC Treatment supplies an element M  iii' the cure of these complaints wholly beyond the reach of medicines. %  Dr. Sanden's Electric Belts   |  were invented more than .'JO years ago and have been constantly  imjnwed, &|  keeping pace with other  great   scientific developments   in   the   Electricil SoY  world     Thousands of bona fide testimonials are on tile rat   our  ottice.   each nl  day brings in new ones.     Read 1 liis: ��� al  A Chronic Case' of Nervousness Cured. /\  From Longburn, Manitoba.'   - '(&  Lonaburn. Man. (A  Dr. F. T. Siinden. m  Dear Sir:���In'reply to your favor would say that the bull T fl>  purchased  from  you'1 worked   entirely 10 my satisfaction, aiid .jfri  furthermore it has completely cured me.    J round il to   be  ex- Mr  ���J   actly as you represented it in   every   respect,   and in   fact   far m  superior  than   1   had expected it, and I take groat pleasure in wA  recommending ii lo all persons ali'ecled ,wilh anv  nei'vuiis  dis- ,yyi  'oases, etc. ,q|  __; ; .lOrJX  R'OCEl-iS.    ���  Book explaining all sent Free, sealed, or drop in at my office and consult me free  of charge. , .  T* SJLKTBSSM, 474 IVXain Street, Winnipeg XKEan,' "  BL F  OFFH'  "liS P TO ti.  ^^^.^^^^^^^^^^?^i  m  oun- ,,ou both sides of the creek.  ed   before  reaching  the  rifi,ins, , where   the  passes through a canyon in . tho'^irsl as we advance up,the creek",  first range of foothills. Right The'ledge is'ti mammoth 'one  aUthe mouth of the canyon con- ..being nearly -100 feet in w.idth.'  siderablo placer "work has been)The ore is iron sulphurets carry  ���done-in the past, and'with the! ing gold and silver, and having,  present    improved     machinery,  tin average value  of %\2  to  $14  I da noil  Th0|uSuH:iie*  Wild a Horse'Colossal'and Cornucopia are tho ^��lo>:iil  \  0  "  and the,additional    knowledge  , gained by the past experience, a  . .largo extent of this ground   will  bi?4'ound   to  pay  well,   and  not  ��� only  that,  but  in   our  opinion,  anda large .number  of  the old  timers think tho same, ,there  is  every probability of striking old,  channels with rich pay  streaks.  However, we will leave the placer foi- tho''future to, decide,   and  present to; our rcadors  some 'Of  tlie quartz properties now-under  development,    on" this   , famous  'creek,   where   millions . of   gold  have been taken out in,the past.'  On Boulder creek'a largo'rium-  boi" ofplocations have boon   made  p and extensive development work  has bi^en going ou for  the  past,  year. ���; The Dupont group, own-  1   ed by.Eastern Canadian capitalists is .one of the most important  properties on the creek,   it  is  a  gold proposition  and  this  year  will see it thoroughly exploited,  and   equipped   with   machinery  suitable for extracting gold from  the large  amount  of  quartz  in  sight, there is0no doubt but that  this group of claims will  be   a  largcMividend payer in the near  future.  On the  west  side  of  Boulder  creek and directly  west  of  the  " i      ,     >  Dupont, is the Big Chief group  consisting of throe claims. Development work consists of numerous tunnels and drifts, exposing large bodies of gold  quartz. There is uo doubt as to  the future of this group, with  modern ma.chinery it is a sure  winner, and will pay. large dividends to its owners.  The Dardanelles, situated on  fhe south banlc of Wild Horse  creek, about-2,000 feet above the  crook and overlooking ihe old  placer ground. A good trail  connects the property with the  wagon road, which follows up  the north bank of Wild Horse.  Tlie ledge is from four to six-  feet in width and can be traced  for over f-,000' feet, the country  rock being slate, porphyry and  granite. Development work has  shown Hint there is a  large amount of ore in  sight, also that there is good  values in gold in the quartz.  Farther up the mountain about  LOGO feet we find a number- of  claims owned by D. Griffith. On  these claims there is a lead of  gold quartz six feet in width,  carrying high values in gold.  Development work consists of  seyeral tunnels and drifts, vary-  to the ton. Development work  consists of a tunnel ��-1 foot, in  length, a largo open cut some  thirty feet in width exposes a  largo body of ore. lt js said this  ore is a perfect'Jlux for ,all lead  products.' - ff this proves true,  and in time a smelter is erected  in'the district, these claims .will  become large and constant producers. '" "i        .,      ,'  East of and < farther up 'the  mountain we find the Coronado  and Dodo" group, consisting of  some eight or.ten claims." Tho  'ore body is largo,,, and considerable development work has oceii  done, enough,to satisfy, the owners that they have a valuable  property.  "���  - South of the Coronado is ihe  Neosha and liighu with an iron-  cap pod lodge 2-1. feet in width..  The ore is galena carrying 8J  ounces in silver, &"> in gold Avith  a high percentage of lead.  Between the' north and east  fork we find the Lone Star and  Equator. Over 100 feet of tunnel has been run. The ore is a  copper pyrilie.  On Victoria Gulch near the  top of the mountain is what is  known as' the Voss property.  These claims were discovered in  18H7; and have the honor of being the first quartz locations recorded in Iho Fort Steele dis-  trict. Tho ledge is sixty feet, in  width, and will- concentrate two  and half tons in one. This property is under bond to Spokane  liar ties.  It is imp'ossiblo to mention in  one   issue  of Tmo Pkospkutor  i '  the number of properties now  under development on Otho east  side of llio Kootenay river, lt is  the intention of the management  to.getouf an illustrated edition,  a mining number of Thk Pros-  mocTOK, at sometime during the  coming summer, in which every  claim that is being developed  will receive due attention.  The following is a partial list  of properties now being developed :  IH'Uj kivkk.  Chickamon    Stone, , Caldwell  Gold)']], Fixe !_r<;up.  and i.'ornicopia. John  Bull group. i''ild Mnunu.in.  Kootenny Kiiifi. vjnrou.ido. Dodo  and Griffith gr.'wp. Lo;ie Star  Equator.  lt is 'expected thi'l '"tlic East  Kootenay Consols will ' work  their placer ground on Wild  Horse creek this season. The  Chinese companies, are now actively   engaged    in    putting,   in  Ton-  group. Stai" group and the  tine group.  SAND   C'liEKI\.  Waterfall. Blue Grouse,  pir��. Burton and Wynslay.  .. .LOST  CRKKK.  Emerald,, Dibble group.  Three and Keystone.  WILD   HORSE��� CKBEK.p  Big Chief, Dupont; group, Dar  Em-  Big  pipes, repairing ditches, etc.,  and will commence operations at  an early date.  "      TRACV.lUih.iOK. *  ' Estella. John f'lP. -Minnie M  and Tiger.'Montana, and "White  Swan.,        ,.,        ' ,  i   "  . Several    properties, on .Wolf  and   Lewis  creeks  arg   making  preparations,   for    active   work  during-the com in a summer..  ,  Now.   inking   into   consideration,tli is vast slidwing of mineral wealth and development comprised in such  a   comparativcly  small area, all tributary  to0the  town of  Fort   Steele,   and   with  all the  advantages   that   accrue  from the   unrivalled  water  supply that is  available,   and   with  the unlimited   supply  of ' timber  suitable for all miningppurpb.ses.  There is no doubt of  the  future  of Fort Steele as a   mining center.    Mining will be  carried  on  to an   enormous  extent   by  the'  latesl and most1 improved ' mod- j  em "machinery.   Smelters, stamp  mills and reduction  'works  will  be erected in tho Kootenay valley, and to hasten   these  much-  needed    improvements   for   the  district, every man who owns or  is interested  in   mining,   should  do'fits level best   towards  opening his  or   their  properties  up  for the inspection of capital.  In conclusion we would say to  the owners of mines and pros-'  poets, if you have a good mine  lot the world know it Don'1  follow the example of an oyster  and keep your mouth closed, except when you are asked to take  something: it is a duty that you  owe to your mine, to yourself  and the district at large, to  spread the report of what you  have'in the shape of good mineral, Tin-: Prospicctor is here  to publish a full and complete  report of your mine or prospect.  Come and see us and tell us  what you have, and we wi"  faithfully report the same.  B.   R.   COOK.  Livery, a Feed   and   Sale   Stable.  Fori Steele. B. C.     ���  r ' i  r   TKAMIXG OF ALL K1NTDS SOLICITED.  HIGHWARDEN ' &   .SON.  PIONEER' BARBER SHOP  Everything Strictly First Class.'  " Kf.rf floor iu (he J\os'pec(<rr.    -,*  M. Mclnnes & Go.  o t ' ,  Wholesale and Retail  BUTCHERS  All   Kinds   of   Poultiy   and'Game    In    Season  Cr&nhrool'C,  Rernie  Poi~��  Movie ,���    .  Weirdner  KIMBERL  The  Biggest Silver-lead Camp In the World  AND IT TS OKL.Y BEGINNING  200,000 TONS OF ORE IN SIGHT  Within   Three   Miles  200 Mining Claims.  Within   Four   IVIiles  Shipments of Ore,  Already Commenced.  A Fearful Blunder.  Will often ciuisf ii liorrilili' ISiini.  Scald. < "in '��" Bruise. HiiclflmiV \r-  nicii Salve, llie hesi in tlie world, will  kill the pain and promptly;, Ileal it-  Cures Old Sores.. Kever Sores,'PUleers,  Moils. IPclons, Corns, all Skin Irruptions. lioSt Pile euro on earl.li. Cure,  'guaranteed.    Sold by.  PA   W. MLEASDKJLiL.'Druggist;'.  Now is the time  TO   BUY   LOTS  Prom   $125   to   $400  An-advance in price will be made soon  Apply to  N. A. WALMNGER,  Fort Steele, B. G,  ii :/
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Tiifiv lia- iicvfM'-lii'cii .i pidili-
cal situation >o complex a-. Ilia',
which exi>t- ;in I-Sriti.-dj* C'oluui-
bia today. It i** hoped, however,
that order will shortly bo restored and the present chaotic^'con-
ditions cease.
All thinking men. all who realize the responsibilities attached
to tlic political situation as it
now stands must be pained by
the hopeless endeavors,.ol would-
be politician- to bring in a j'ac
tional liirht. on [>;irty line--, dnr-
'niij iho coming campaign.
What we -want pis an honest!
,v::;it to represent South l-Cast
Koo'eua.\. who will iii'-'t,, rn tlie
Le»i-.hiti\ e Hou~e, hom-si I ,isi-
ne^> men, who \\ iii- conduct the
nl this Province in an
bu>iLii'~>-l'lte maimer, ,
eiicj-oacii'tii: upon ;he
riahts of anv poi'liou ot the
Pri.\,tK<-.
1     Now that tiie date of the   «ion-
era! elivtion  i>  <U.nnitoly   Iim d. ,
. the candidate^ a<y brdshiim   up
their armor   to  enter   the   I'ray
',(>f course Uie be>i nnin will win. i
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th"i'e ai-e large  deposit-   oi:'     There is. one man iu town who
rich copper ore, and.   accordin« i^ays lie  can   nani-' „the   running"'
to reports oi' lumimr expert-", the  candidate'   ii'i   the   new   gene rat,
popper ore deposits or   this  etis- 'oioction. '    -
U'ict ure among  the   richest  ns *    "*
:he   world:   which,   when  ^ufl\-p 'Hon .loseph Martin has decid-.
developed, wit I add hundreds, of' e,u io stump-the Provtuco.    Dur- _
'millions ol dollars ro the wealth , i»S 1»* To»l"   'tu-   w511  visit'Fort;
of  the   couhtrj0.      With'abund-   Steele,
ance of capital   seeking  invent-1 *
'meut. the timte U fast  approach- i     Minia? ''* takhl-   a  bac" se Hl '
Aug  when    this    irreat    mineral,for the 'P^^nt and   pohttc.-is!
wealth whicti ha.^lain  dormanP>tht^ principal topic   ol  convert-;_
for centuries awaiting   the  com,;,'tlon on The streets.      , |
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FORT    STEELE,   B.   C.
Large    Sample   Rooms   for   Commercial   Men.
TUESDAY'S WAK KTEWS
Troops Sleep in'Trenches.- Found a
Mine. —Need''"Winter Clothing.
will witne.-r>.-uch  mining  activ
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area on the earth's .surface,  and ■*i'-««i<»th«ph.*»<-.oI,
H)0(i will lou.ii be'i'omenibei'ed as
the time wlicn lorlunes were
formed on the mining proposition:-, that iirejbeinii rapidly 'developed. , ■"
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and we will-give the "world gold,
*-"ilver;" copper, lca-d, iron and
coal in return.
Then* tuts been a great amount,
<>".' development work done iu
lhe district, enough to satisfy
capitalists and promoters that
with tlic facilities foi' marketing
o i--, this section will become a
large and coiislanl producer.
The fad that this district has an
abundance of mineral, many
mines that are already producing and shipping, , and a largo
number under .various stages ui'
actual development, also, that it
is practically a virgin held with
great   poss'bilifies.   litis   become
Bloeml'ontein. April,, 10.—The
correspondenfof the Daily Telegram, (Sunday. April si says:—
The railway,and telegraph are
working well, and works and
.trenches have been prepared' in
suitable positions around Bldem-
fontein. Vigilance is exercised,
some of the troops sleep" in, the
trenches/'
A continuation has 'been received of the report that tho
Boers are in laager in considerable for,ce tit Donkersport, eighteen iniles southeast. British
scouts report another body stilly
closer. Boor patrols have grown
very bold, venturing near our
tents. The Boers occupy Paar-
debeig laager.
London, April rO.--Pre.para-'
tions are being made to hold
Bloom Content against -iir-priso.
Lord Kitchener has been given
an important dn<y. being responsible for   tlic   protection   of  the
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facts, toi-'etlier with tlie know-! waiting for remounts, and. winter
ledge that railway eomimtnica- [clothing for the troops, whose
tions are   to   be  extended   in-   a   tltiu cotton khaki uniforms,  and
'northerly   and  southerly   direction 'through l lie   Kootenay   val,-
their boots, are worn out.
Oneral Brabant  and   General
ley this year, has caused mining Uialacre are ata stand-still.  Lord
promoters and capitalists to look j Roberts will probably tor some-
to this district for mining   properties.        ___
There h no possible  doubt   of
the   future   <>i   the    Port    Sleek*
district as a producer <>' m'lif'-.il
Gold, silver, lead and copper i- in
abundance   throughout   tiie   ih-,.
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SSL THE PROSPECTOR. FOItT S'TEELPP R. C.,' APRIL 14, JM>i.  ���r��MVUe-.siri��  Jj# $fx&&pzctxfv:.  --ATUKDAV   APJiiL  14. im.ni.  Fr  k  Wednesday's War  News.  S;lri-!.,: to THK J'ltOsl'ECinil  Loudon, April 11. - A dispatch  to tlie Daily Mail from Brand-  fort dated Sunday by way of  Lorenzo Marque/, says:  "Yesterday Oeneral De vet engaged the British forces lor a  third time within a week at  Meerkatsfontein. killing and  wounding (;0U. Ile-eaptured 900.  also twelve wagons: losing five  Koer.s killed and twelve wounded/'  Tho Daily -Mail has .published j vviil onl.y b,J 1'uo ^J:uJ  lo  |��"Wi��!j.  tlie following, dated April   10.��� ' By this moans tin'*' entire  woi'ld  "The    iNetherlands   ' Railway (^'ii]   knov''   cioiiuitely  company  prolesses to   have   re-1  ceived   a  telegram   reporting a  tance of this section.      There   is  one flung, however, which  must  not be lost sight  of���the  neces  sity of  advertising   the district.  Unles's  its   lesources  are  made  known capital will not come  in.  For   the   past  four years Tin-:  Pkospkctok has done all in   its  power to bring before the public  full information   concerning   the  district, its mineral and  agricultural resources, and will  continue to go on with the good  work,  but fhe people themselves  must  assist  in   the  matter.      Individuals and  owners   of  claims  can  give such   iniormatio'n   ot   their  properties as  Tut: Puowkctoh  cmr Kscrwtxuss Jttsr.ss=.-a-.33;  i rrj-.v     ��� **.-,  (Limited.)  TORONTO.  New Silks and  Dress Goods.  Have No Hesitation About Writing for Samples  The Win. Hamilton  Manufacturing Co.  Send Name and  Address for  Catalogue.  the!  know   definitely   what  .', district ha-" to offer.' ,  hur-'1 is another thing   which  Boer    victory    near    kroiislad. j '���> tendin^to retard   the   growth;  Boers     capliiretl     (Mid      British |o1' (ho C'"ntry.      Tho big prices I  troops." j placed  upon   pro-pods   and   the1  ���    The Din-ban correspondent   QJ'. hu'jie cash -payment*   demanded  the   Daily  T.-l.-m-apli.   April 11. I hS ,llC "owners.      The   time   is I  says: , lyill-t when investor-: will pay for!  '   '"Our naval  gun.s  commenced, '-hf' ��nvile<>e oi wm-king a prop-  bombarding  Ihe   Boer_posit ions'��,-'.V. unless'the-liowing is mk-Ii  Tin* fir-t choice, ol coui-c. i- al way.- the lii���t. First i-hoirc of nrjw  Siu-iiiy Silk- und Jirc-s St tills means to yet a pick Iroin iroods, Ji.ind-  soiutj to Tin* i-xiunt ol bciiiK iiuirc iil!il��oi'ii!c ihaii uiiy -ho\vin�� from  liiijliiui-siMhijns. Wo arc an.xioiis to .-.iibnnl samples-for yum ron-  -ideration. all ��c asK- is \<jiii iian.c ,md adores-;, u iilj an idy<. of  (that atm 1 iioiitrJil ol liii���Mim. <���  A<ldic*ss .Mail Oidi.-r Di'ji.irti'ju-rit.  C  W.    A.  17 io  MURRAY  7 [Cin-i Stjcot  i'2.i-i.  Hi  b    CO.,    LIMITED,  111   ' 'oll)l,l'!l"    STlt'i'T.    'I'olOllll'.  Ce: tificate of .Inipiovementfe.  "I!.\'l.ll.\,. Ai T  AND  .\MI..VIl.\JI..S"l's  T: 6. ftrmstroHQ  NOTICE.  ^^  I  VERMONT BOY'   MINERAL CLAIM-  sttn.it-il in  tliu*   roil. iMt-i lc   Mining Uivisiciii  yl l"..isi riimli n.i-i Uisirn I  When. Idt-.ittd.    On JliuMt Ijpitv Hill snlioin- ]  F'o.'tr .;:,'!'!:!:i,'e.  c.  MANUFACTURER  OF  'r.'Mi i'l.u.)  1 HI  h  tin  4i-'sata.2*i\si,  ;an.3.d&,  ILK1��� 0AO OURTSHfP.  "-������������������- --��������� ������'-���       ��� 'ST   ,(.'lii.|ii'��crrr,inii.|,,-|.,i��� ..   rm <��� , ���rv  C-     Oil;,-..-��� (���.irV,ii���:,l���l���>, i-,.(,iii'tslihiof.il'i,    t  fn,.i lli.il. uliii���'hi'J. llm  Ci'j id ���, jinl ,<i.j .juilli^ On in \r <\y .  n.l.rp * m,1i ,,,nl lining  i ltd'      '.  \ "*u,r 1 i''*. J-,- , J- it, r-, 1! m lo V  ~   Lliol , .t-.-,mriii   ,tiM liu, st sill,, i ��>.*-oU��U i;l ii [t,. "'*,<��� mi h \\  '!   I'i I , \. lj. r,  -i, , .|,i |,] iu,. j LU��� .M.i -- -  'iiu-lit ,, ,i\< r m  ���i it."''Er-'ji  c,  Jl^y^iS^-SZ^     'h,".-l"i'.    I   111. 1.HAM,      IfeS^W^*'^^ \ \      "'s-        -  'J   '  * for io cents -,;;;::;;':;;:, \ ASB ESTOS PIPE - 'j-"'."A '���"..:  'ill'".";././n^iin'y'''.'"!'^.", Un J ^ "��"<������ -������.^^ "���"���^ ' jJ^LvuL U^lli i^-7.  Ji*oin   Lord   Koborl   dui'ing  last three days  there  would  be;u('  1110 i tho deal, nine times out of len is |i"Ki".i.��im.i "-i ju'iuuimu'ih iiiimin m-m-, j  ,.    , ,    . , , fo: tin- imi|i<i>>(. ol ubl.imi'i.'.t C.ut'.n Oititil. ol  If the claim owner  and   in-:jlhl.ll,J���,ot.1.um  And liutlii 1 ijltu lioticu tli.it .lftion untie!  j section :ir must lie foniuiciic'td liulon- tlic is-ii-  |:mt;i-ol such C'ci tide.,ty ol lniiiiu\ciiit'i:.s        '  iveslor can   moot 0on   a   common |  ground and inaico inuluuJ conces-  litlle disposition to place any  credence in the Uoer rejion of a  British disaster. The unexpected rallying of the Free, States  commandoes leave 1-ho public  in  a nervous condition. Dispatches " would be developed. . The policy  irom Pretoria as late as MondayJ01' folding prospects for high  did   not   mention    any    furthei  sions there would be  more  iniu-1     nimintu'.  ��� i-  ing in East Kootenay than ever, j  and claini's instead oi   lying  idle!  :li ilitv of Apnl. lU'Ji  WM   I.'OS'S   I'.M ('  Xi  ii fjn  IK VOU \VANT A OOOI) Mi:.\ll  Boer victories, on the contrary  they said that all commandeers  ivero (juiet.       "  Plummer had a stilf engagement -willi the Boers , led by  young Cron.jo, near Mafokiiig.  He lost'several men 'and was  wounded himseli'. Baden-Powell  is confident of holding out.  Provincial .Legislature Dissolved.  Spcrl.ll ID TlIK l'ldlslM.l'I'OK.  Victoria. Apj'il 10.���lt wa.s an-  ^ nonnced'toniphl 1 hut Lieutenant  Governor Mcliiises had dissolved the Provincial House,, and hot  June 6th -as the date1 of the general election-. - -  ' ' Victoria, April 11.���The general election will "be held on  June 9, .not1* the ,6th. Nominations May :.'(>.../' The Provincial  House will meet.Inly .">th. , Dissolution was tlie effect of direct  pressure'from Ottawa..  Go to,the,.  prices is a bad one. , Capital can j  always tiud a place where it will j MONTE   CARLO   RESTAURANT  bring good returns, they are not!  obliged to take the risks usually  attendant, upon   mining   invoM-  ments. ���> , . j  'Bring in any information  you j  have regarding your  claim  and |  we will .give it tlie   utmbsi   pub  licity.  Results of B. C. Smelters.  The   Nelson   Tribune' says:���  Dui'ing   IWlil,   the   Hall/ Alines  I BUILDINGS HEATED mid VENTILATED  I  I  i Plumbing,  Pipe  fitting  and  all  lands of sanitary Avork  Air Tight���Hot Blast Stoves  Hydraulic   and   Air   Pipes   for  Mines  On Riverside Avenue  -William Robinson, Pioprieloi'  mi:als   AT   ALL   nou'K".  SPBCJAb  JOB  WOliK.  ATTENTION   PAID   TO  STOCK    LIST.  A Hot Roast From Medhurst.  , i  .Special ui Tin: I'iioshkciiju.  Vancouver, April (5.-Before adjournment of the big Liberal convention held in O'Brien's Hall. F.  M. Mcdhur.st. delegalefrom Cranbrook. also an aspirant to legislative honors. ��� "roasted" the Van-"  couver and Victoria delegates  for fetching factional squabbles  into the provincial convention  and wasting fhe time of tin:  Koolenay, delegates.  "W. A. Clark "Unseated.  Spi'i'l.tl III Til K   I'HII-JI'l.C'IIIH  ��� Washington, April 11.���Senator Clark of Montana, after a  lengthy trial has boon unseated..  Advertise the'Country.  Tin.;  'KOKI'KOTOK  has  fre-  (pK)iilly called attention, lo Iho  wonderful o possibilities of ICasl  Kootemiy as a mineral producer.  It is ;i <|ueslion which should be  kept con.slanlly bofore tin*  public. There is within the borders ol lla.sl Koolenay n greater  area oJ unexplored mineral hind  than iu any oilier seel ion of the  Proviufe. A well known mining   man   said   recently.      "You  have only  lo drive   a   pick   into  * i  the ground and you have mineral. Were the surface showings  in West Kootenay or Yah*, such  as are lo be found in any camp  in East Kootenay, Ihere would  be such an excitement   ihai   min-  smelter at Nelson.produced ."WOO  ounces of gold, t')7i',;706 ounces of  si her. l..">0tf,7H6 pounds of copper, and :>,0<)0,f>r>0 pounds 'of  lead. ��� The Canadian ' Pacific  smelter at Trail produced during the same time Tii'^lS ounces  of gold, 101,4 LU 'ounces bf silver,  and i,ri78,717, pounds of copper.  The value of thist gold, silver,  copper and lead wa.s approximately tfLV>00,(J('H, or about one-third  of the total value of the gold,  silver." copper and lead ores mined in, Kootenay and Yale districts.        Telegraph Brevities. ( c  London, April 1^.-Sir Thomas  Lipton, would prefer racing for  the American cup *in August,  UfOl.  Pai'is, April 12.���Leon Caget.  of the French war office, has  boon arrested, accused of selling  secret military documents lo  CJormany.  Heavy snow falls are reported  to have occurred-in Kansas.  ; King   Leopold,     of   Belgium,  lias left   personal   estate,   to   tlie  nation.  The Dominion Government  has notified llie United Slates  authorities of an increase in  pulp wood dues.  ���**%<%%*>��*��%*%%fe%i��****%%***fe*  ;$000#O��  ��� CAVEATS, TRADE MARKS,  !      COPYRICHTS and DESIGNS.  | Seixl your bnsinosa direct to Washington,  ,    saves time, costs lens, better service.  I My oilier cloie to V. a. Patent OtBct. FREE preliminary examinations made. Atty'i fee not due until patent  li secured PERSONAL ATTENTION OIVEK-10 TEAM  ' ACTUAL EXPERIENCE. Book "How to obtain Patesta,"  , etc., sent free. Patents procured through E. G. 81ggcra  receive special   notice,  without chars*, is  the  INVENTIVE   AGE  , illustrated monthly���������Eleventh year���terms, (1. s year.  E: G. SICGEBS.Eir^FKr  .Empire^ ,  . Black Bear       ;jjc.  Kimberley Consolidated H)c  9 c  :*i./  ��       CUiiE ALL YOUR PAINS WITH       gi  '[iPaen-KlHei-J  A ..Villeins Chu-.t In Itstlf.  Simpla, Safe and Quick Cur* for  *  &  Si CRAMPS, DIARRHOEA, COUGHS, 5g  p COLDS, RHEUMATISM, -|  j*j NEURALGIA. |  Can    recommend    Empire ���and  Blaclt'Bear for quick profit.  .. i ^  Chas.   Estmere.  .'. = Mining and Stock Broker,  Kiinberlev, B. G.  CHARM PENCIL "', ''mr.uiy.-nKr^.ti. hiu.-r finisii- Ko^"  ,!r, .   ���       ,*-"l!"iinl.Mil,is.L���i1.ltj-.nd1,vr.il   ^V-.  AUtrn i li inn, tlu- Ic.u] htrcu mi; m ,inil <,ul .m d, slr^l. M iili -1,  1 ��� ..Fp M\  lO<.lB.UU\ir.   JuhUbtw 4. Mi.ljiUuL,JluYolii;ckt.tTvii>ulv.  (i^=-*��J  HO far JO cents ir.^Mft���  I vt thu .Kit litnnoii��nn i�� t.it.itldiii. uiuU uhi^ 11 c  KtBro, ^ inkifl. Jrjf.li. and Imuli duitrLi, l��oiii in  pruitiaml v��rii>, uiufli i�� liumorutir, ii-iiiiiks't��> J  ! orcvo^y j,Iii,Jaiii](liu-.it��r    l%*nt j*��fwtf��iId U>x 10c.  i/ohribtond, McFtvfwc. 110 Yongv (St. Toronto^  Mansfield &  Cotter ell  Wholesale and Retail Dealers in'Tobnccos,  Cigars and Cigarcttos. 'J'he T.earlin<_; Resort in town for a  quiet game of cards.' '   ��� ' ��� ,  We keep a fnll'liuc of import ud ami domestic c'mars  among which are '-onr own specials" and the l'.iniou^  "QfHoral Arthur Ciyars.",  Our Chevying and Smoking Tobacco is Always  G  Fresh  !!  0      25 and BO cent Bottles  & BEWARE OF IMITATIONS. 5-!  fjj BUY "ONLY THE GENUINE.-  fe| PERRY DAVJS'  K��!si��s��.*����ra����a"^!*:i*.js3:si!g��f;ii>.:-:��!vsSl  St. John's Church of-England.  Divine service will be   held   in  St.    .John".-,     church      at    7.,'{().  Ktrnnyors welcome.  Sunday   school   al   i!::i()   p. in.  All 1 ho childi'en invited.  Ph'KSHVI'IOIMAX   I'liriU'll.  In   n  Lui'e,  ind  until  I'll  ���iher  no  lice,  divint  sei  vice  wi!  I   be  he  Id on  Suiulav   in  llie  Pr.  >sbv-  lei  ���ian c  hurc.li  at  ::  1��-  m.,  oiiiy  Sunday  .school  at 2  p. m  -  -  A Merited Tribute.  Conan Doyle says of tho Royal Canadian roirimctit:  "Those 'men are taller and  sturdier than the infantry of Ihe  line. They are ijriin solid ineii,  .strai.ii'ht as poplars, and Avear  mii]iln leaves on their shoulder  straps. The British brigade is  ylad euou.nh lo have these Maple  Leaves beside Ihein. for the Canadians arc the men of Paarde-  bor��".  So fill", Cot-Ion lias his platform all lo himself. He cnn"wallc  all over it and lake daily exercise on it without danger of  col  lision with another living beiny.   ftii&K  Giis. Weidig  Contractor   *v   Builder  1 All kind- ol Kanc^ Sijjn iind Hoiim  lJ:iiiitiiij;. Cilciminiii}; and I'.ipcs  I liinyin^ a ^jioi'iiilt.v.  FURNITURE    REPAIRING  All Work Strictly First Class.  Have you tried "Piper Hiedsick" chewing, the pride  of, the  Yankee's or. ''Wills'Navy Cut" the best smoke in I!. U.  We Carry a Complete' Line of.Pipes including  B B B and E A M.  TAILOR  ' AND TAr POUT ELI OP  -s    FINE WOOLLENS  l\ocl\-y Mountain Avenue  Port Steele, B. G.  Our Billiard and Pooi Parior    Is   strict!  Look us over find see \vh;it we can do for vou.  fort and pleasure is our aim.  ii])   ti-  date.  Your   ed ^t-  Fort  Fort Steele, B. C.  Mafeking- Holds Out.  IJuluwayo.  April    II.���Colonel''  1 >aden-PoweH wires  from   Male-1  kinir. March ol.   conlirminy  llie  Ijj,  repoi't that tin*  Boers   had   b  ]jushed ba(;l\ so far thai  Victoria Says Party Linos.  Victoria.   April   il.���The   Victoria Conservatives at a meeting  iny ini'ti h'oiii all over 1 he  conn- llonl'iht. di*f:idi*d on a vott*   of  'The   Milwaukee*  A   lamiliui'  liiimo   loi-   the   ('lnY.'mo.  | .Mih\imK..'u cV Si. I'.uil U;iilu,i\. known  , all over llio I'nion .is  tli'*  (iiiMi   ll.iil-  (1,)11 j w-iiy   imii-iiny   t lie.-   ������Pimiiii    Limttiil.'  he town I li.un-. i;u-:j day ,m<l mil;hi linwci-n Si  was comjiai'atively out ol   raii'.'e  of   muskelry. lie   concIud(*d  with .saying":  "All promises well lor eventu  ally cutlin�� oil this I'oi'ce o  enemy   if   we   can   hold Siivuian  here."  1 'Jtnl and ("liii'iiuo. ,uul Oniiilu and  Cliii'.iyo. ������Tlic <uil\ iii'i-lcci ti.mis in  1 In* world." I 'nili-rsi,iii(l' < nniii I'lioiis  .in*   iiukIc   willi    All   'l'r.iii-i-oiiiini-iil,tl  lyllll'~.     .Isslll  ||,.j     til   l).|.s(   IlLilT^  llie   lll'sl   i  McBride B  Sliei? t Heavy fiardware  Stoves, Granite ware.  inware  1 ry \\o.ild lloi'K' hi.     in tin* early  days lHiiH.* ol ihe minora I si>i-t ion-,  of the   I'rovuu"  hiiri'ace showiu  jfjiist   KwOtuiicnV".   .   If    in   wiily, ;  question   of   Lime   when   ininini  men must, recb.g'iiize   tlie . iriipoi;  loll,   iu   favor  ol   runniiio   (he  eleel ion on ]),irly lines,   but   cer-  eoiilaiiied   -in-ii I tain   jilanlcs   ol   the   New   West-  is are found in   udnsler plal lorin wen*   re pi i dial-  <.-.i.l. ,.   On, it   iiii.tiou, I.i,. iiiji,k,e, i,h.e j  decision,   unanimous   i\  ��� nuinber  obiecl.ed. . ���'.  ''.  London.   April    I I. - The  eiiilonleiu correspondent   ol  'osl   sas's.  ���'���   ���    READ.  THE PROSPECTOR.  t he j ~t'r\ ii-c known. I .n\iirio.i-=-,-(iai,ln-.  I'K'i'lric li^lits. sli-.ni! Iicmi, ol a \cril\  i'i|U.iIoj1 1i\ in, ni In i- lint  Sei-   11 i : 11.  .\ our I ickcl  ic.kIsim   'Tin-i  \l I IvMlllki'i*"  will 11  yollli;     '   I     lll\     |iii||i|   I  1 i  in I lie 1,'niti'il Si.id's  hi    (   iii.nl,. \ II I  I li-kel  .lyi-nls -rll  I In m  owaer,  Qi 1 n -h ci  <^j.'L3..a. uo  se, (Japs  and Oils.  in  ui \ it in -  j      For nili s. p.iin|i|ilris  , in.U mn. aildiv.ss.  : .1.  UP (.'ASIW. ���< '. .1.  Kin**.  "|  , 'l'|-:.\. J'ii.ss.  A;.M.'  !,   .'  siivrri,!.:. wash,   i  I  folieet metal work oi" all,'kinds.  roi^Zk i promptly ��� executed.  s   ��" J  x_  TIIE  I'WOSI'KCTOK.  KuKT STIiKJ.E. li. C. AJMJIL 1-1. HlOO  ,&  ��%e $v0&pv��t0v.  SATI.'I'DA Y  1 I.  l'.i"i.  "Willi Eiilli-i" la Canada.  ���General J!ullei was in Canada  Avith   tiit*   Kind's    lioyal    Ivnles,  and went om on the   Ked   Kiver  expedition       Unc   d.iy   un   the  march a  private   was  trying   to  beir a pipeful of lohaccoMn vain,  when he noticed a   figure ahead  of him that .seemed familiar, ami  .slapi-ied him on ihe baclc Maying:  "Co'i a pipeful of b.icc.v.  matey"  The figure turned revealing Captain    Duller.      The soldier   was  overwhelmed    with     confusion.  ������Yory   sorry    I   can't    oblige."  said   Duller,   "but, 1  haven't    a  pipeiul    loi"   m}"-.si-if!"    slun^iuii  at ihe same lime an empty pipe.  The Boy Who Saved the   Queen.  Few    people   are   aware   that  Major   (Minimi   Wilson,  now shut uii in  -who    i-  vhich 1'esfij i is ]j;i(l  in   blast in,"  ii'eckli'SMiie.ss jiay a ln-a\ y  deaih  lop. ;il)fl  il  i-,   lime   lo  ellijllij'e   il  siinif't liinfi    cannoi    ee    <i<me   te  slop thi< wa-te   o1    useful   li\es,  TJjC comm.niest   source   of  accident in   winter   time   i>   lack   of  care or the use oi improper methods when lhawinu"   frozen   dynamite.     Safety, is often separated  from danger by a, very   narrow  range   ol   temperature,   lack   of  skill,   hurry,   or   the   contempt  bred   of  familiarity,   trespasses  upon this   margin,   and   the   result   is often   death   or   uiaining  for life.    It is said that   the -Ontario government  is considering  the  expediency  of  revising   its  rules yoverning tin; employment  of  dvnam'ue   in   mining.      It   is  proper to  adopt   all   safeguards  which    legislation   can   provide,  but after all is done,  ihe  matter  is one for ihe miners themselves,  and nothiim can take   the,  place;  of   knowledge,   intelligence   and1  ��f "*A  ort    steels  rewmg    C^o,  FORT STEELE,  B.  C  MANUFACTURERS     and     WJEWKIIS    OF    EXTKA    FINE  ipmmmmmmm?w!w?r^mmmm?mnmmmmmm��5  son. i  General iVlercHattt  Liquor��Dealer.  AND  BEER  PORTER  SOLD    BY   THE   BARREL,    KEG    OR    BOTTLED  Mafeliillir.    With   <>'    KUoWii'ilirr'.    lllieingeiice   aim j  his wife Lady Sarah Wilson, aiu'ljcaie. h> dealin"fr \\ ith  such, dan-1  ���iheir 'relatiu*    Colonel     lladeti-1 yeroii- and   withal   so   tiva,cht>r-  J'owell. was the plucky Eton bo\ jous   a   .substance   as   dyuainin-*.'  who -o pi'omptl'y   "dowu-.-d" thejUver        sti'intreii!       roirulaliou*  lunatic who made a mac! ;Mtempi  the    Queen  Bottled beer for' family, use a specially  OUTSIDE OUDKIIS <a\'EN STUUT .--. FKO.MI'T ATTENTION  ���^ Manufactmvr of all Kinds of Lumber,       A large assort-    ^3  ��r meiil of seasoned Lumber and Shingles always             :~3  j~ '                        '     on hand.                                                 TZS  ���� DIMENSION      LU.MHEJJ      A      SPECIALTY.          52  | WflSfl, - - - B G.      J  to    assa.-siiuite    the    Cmoen ,at  Wind.-or rail v. .n station many' iiinored. Inn if ri' short treatise  years aye. Ma-jo* Wii-on is me' couki be prepared and circulated j  son of the millionaire ^squatter(amongst miner*, explaining thei  who. lived at Erciliioune.' near uature and beha\ h.ur of hiyh ex-:  Ballarat, the antipodean Johan- iploMve-Omd tin. pr.opcr methods-  nesburg fif-f'oruie- days. Ailoipot u<inir and handling them.!  the -Windsor episode' the Queen I probaoiy as much ir<>ed ww'iihl 1>C|  nattu-aliy took some interest ;u ttccomiilislteu as \>>.ild be aiiain- j  young Wilson, with the -event-. eu in at,.v o:her .vay.- Canadian  ful result that -\u> invivl  JlLther nfi to ihe Ca-ile '  He was thei ptdin S*. m Wii-  son. the rough and mightly rich  colonial   squatter,   au'd   he   was  would jirobablv Jail'ol ell'ecl.  for,  they ,ou!d ha;- been e.ad.d ^{SATISFACTION  GUARANTEED  tblePph0ohBB��^  Sick , & Mutz, Prop's.  ;**  TRAVELLERS  DON'T    FORGET  The Steele House  hU' Mining" ,K  e-.-orn.  CARLIN'���.& DURICK  subsequently knighted 'oy Her  Majesty. .������Sir Salmon" Wilson,  tis he was popularly   known.' by  reason   of   his   introduction    of  i  salmon to the Australian   rivers,  twus  a  big-hearted  genial  man.  who .-sat for somePyears   as one  of ihe member's for  Portsmouth. !"  , An Advice Xot*.  .Tiie London Journal   of-Com-  , merce" prints   a   letter  which   a  I Liverpool    shi]>ownei      .-yiggesi  ' might���be'sei-.i to Messrs.' Kruger  ;i-md Steyti"  ���������Dear   Sirs.- Oe.:"    traveller.  ��� Mr. Roberts, is iu  your   inuned-  inre neighbor hood, and will have-  " e <        i  great pleasure m   waiting  upon!  GENERAL  ' TI  Fort  -.Steele,  MERCHANTS  Test  ;   Kooteiiiiy.  FirsL   Class   Brands   of- Liquors, and   Cigars.       Head-  '   quarters    ' for     Mining     Men. T      Commodious  .,    Sample   Ruoms. Best   Cuisine   in   the        -  *  West.,     Modern 'Conveniences.  ' Home    Comforts.   ��� ��� ' ���   "  D. McNeish  Proprietor.  Qjyjsviiyjririm-rTinrLcvyruT^^  All Australians resretlod thai |  he died beJoi-o his time. But he  has left a wo'rihy son iu the gallant officer,who has so success-  'fui and resourccd'ully assisted  -"I.J-P", iii the defence of j.solaled  Mafeking. ��� He also'left'a worthy  and clever daughter in the per-  son'of the bcunliful Counte.ss of  JJiuu.ingdou,    .  you: if you can make it convent-j  cut lo moot him you   will   doubt,-  J-'jndiii^- :i Mino.  Two cowboys and several  stick's of dynamilf,very suddenly  and unexpectedly discovered the.  Ilaulipi mines year Kingman. A.  T. The cowboy.- were ou their  way across llie i"rritory. and  they had several sticks of dynamite, lo be used when they  reached the Colorado river:  Ono day they camped some seven miles north of where Kingman now is. They left the dyr  nainile among some bowlders at  a   distance   from   the  cam])  lor  I less get   more  than   you   want.  'Mr. rioberts has a large and  choice collection of ironmongery  with him, and' a special line in  bunting. - which has gone very  well in Bloem ton tern, and which  he purposes shortly to show you  in Pretoria. We have large orders lor this bunting from all  parts of the world, and" believe  it will give the same satisfaction  in your neighborhood that it has  given to all our other customers.  Yours obediently. Salisbury &  ;co."     ' ���     "  safe keeping,  usually     hoi.  The day was inland     in     some  A Night Of Terror.  ������A wlul niixiuly wiis fell for the widow  of the bruve Cieiici-id Btiriihiini ot M:e  I'hias. Mc Wlion liu* doctor- siid she  could not live till moriiiim" writes Mi's.  rf. II. Uncyln. who .itrenclutl iiur athat  fciirliil niyht. "All thought thai she  imisi h<)ou ilio Irom l'liemiwiiiiii. lint slio  hfi*Hi-'d for Dr. Kind's Xow Di.-covory.  Mtyinj* il had mure tliau oiici* saved her  lifo. and had ourud'her of ('oiismiipt.ioii.  After throe -mall (lose.- she slept ea-lly  all niiiht. and il- further u-e completely  i-velou- medicine  unaccountablo way the dynamite  ''iuc.1 her.     , iniM.iai  o 0     , ! iff iruarii'itced fu cui'<'all'I'hro.it. Chest  Went Oil. i ,    ;uui L..������'-ni-ea.-(-.  Trial bottle Iree at  .lie cowboy- hurried to the (  place of" explosion, and even j  their inexperienced eyes .-aw j  that the dynamite bud blown' aj  srold mine into their pockets. As i  hitrh as s-_'."),ii()i) a month has;  been taken out of this mine.��� 1  Philadelphia Times. _ ;  i  Hell no Worse. ���  1  An Irish .servaui-irirl who had |  a, very hard mistress, one day i  became angry and threatened loco mm it suicide. "If you do.";  said her mistress, "you will;  surely go to hell." "Well." said |  the girl, if it isn't a better place ;  Than this I won't stay there".  A. \V. IJLKASHELL'S |)ru��i, Store.  50   YEARS'  IENCE  j.de Marks  Designs  Copyrights &c.  Aii!-oni> acmlliiL' u jketcli und doperiplion niny  oiilcU-lv H^rortiini onr cipminn free whether an  Inv.MitVm i�� pnihnblv patentable (ViiiinMinlra-  t|,m��sirlctlre<mllden'tial. Ilandbnnkon Patents  mmii free. <)*lile��il imetiry for seenriiitf patents.  l'Ht"nr�� taken thrnueli Munii i. Co. receive  i}icrinl nolle*, wjilnna chnrtre. In the  Scientific American.  \ hnndiomely illustrated woeklv. I.arccit clr-  rulntiim nf any nfientlnc Jntirnal 'I'erma, *,l a  war: frnir nirjiilha, l\. Sold b> all newndoalerB.  MUNN & Co.36,Broadway' New York  Branch Orttee. ia". K St.. WnalniiKlon, 1). C.  "When the  material   is  oi   the |_ j/J|J^| jj[J^| \j  The Bight Stuff,  the  material   h  j'ight sort it does not   take   lon<  ��d SCIENTIFIC  I THIRTY-niHTH YEAR.  to make good  -oldier.-.   and   we i ���  think it   Will   l>f    -.'oiK-l-iilly   con- 24 Pages   :   Weekly   :   Illustrated.  ceded  that   there  is   no   ,w^ j[^DISPENSABLE  ��� material in'the world   than   that!  which, is fo be found in fho'P Can- |  adian vohinfeersP��� Detroit: News, i  TO MINING MEN.  $3" PER YEAR, POSTPAID.  fiKMi  ri'iie HAM1M.K  <-*H"V.   ���  Sole Agents for the  Gan��on Steel  COMPANY  This' Steel'is guaranteed to be equal to Jessop's or, Firths in all  , Hard Rock Work. <? - K  THE B: C." ASSAY & CHEMICAL '     ,   ���  ���: *l    ���'��� *t'  ��� SUPPLY CO., Ltd.  (LATE Mac FAR LANE & CO.)'  Vancouver,-, B.    C  it  ,1  @  Sole Agents  Sole Agents  Grows Mest Goal company  Giant f owdef GomDaiuj.  Mining Supplies a  Specialty.  W  E  E  S  s  GREAT  ' 1    1  Northern  Railway.  THK  SURVEYORS CHAIN   MAI1K IT  THK RHOKTKST  TKANSOONTIXKNTA^  KOUTE,  ft i^thc most modern in equipment: it is the heaviest railed  line;  it lias u rook-ballsiM  road lied:  it, crobxes. no sand (le.sert.-,: it was   built  without a land ��raiit or "ovoriinienl, aid: it, is noted for courtesy of it,:-  employes: it is the only line sorvinj*" meals on the a la carle plan.  THROUGH /PUK GKANTI)F,ST SCENEKV  IN A.MKK1CA  HY   DAVUGIlT.  0  For KOU'P STKKLF and tho KAST KOOTKNAY -MINKS. Weekly  Stsifre   from  Kulisjicll.    Steamhoat, ooinmunl.'ations from .Icnniiigs  during  Summer.    QuickeM and Jiest route to all  parts or the United  -  States,  Kiistern Canada and  Europe.  ^  For maps. tieUetsanil (;om))let,e information call or address  nearest aiicnt or  WecLire A'lanufacturers and direct Importurs, and cai'ry a 1?  large stock of Balances. Furnaces, ,Pire Clay Goods, Scientific [!  and Practical Books, Glassware.' Platinum Goods. Acids.', &  Chemicals, and all oilier Assayers'" and Minors' requirements.  [5  SOLE AGENTS for Morgan Crucible CompanypBattersea, ,Beck- |  '   "er's Sons' Balances, Etc.   "     ' >���"     '. *'-'-'"'  ' - (5  Calalosuo and full particulars on application.  dxnjiiiJTJTJuinjiJuiJUTrinjxminji^  ^:��9SSS9SSS9S9S9SaS9S9S��S9S9S9 S9S9S9S9S9S9SSS9S9S9S9��  COSMOPOLITAN  HOTEL  CRANBROOK, B. C.  r      .  E.' SMALL^   -   Proprietor.  The  only   modern   and   (ir-t  cla^s hotel in South IvistiKootenay.  Heated tliroii��"hout with hoi ;iir. '"  When you visit Cranbrook don't forget the Cosmopolitan.  I  /  (j  C.G.ntXON.CIeneral' A��en1.  Spokane   Waili.   ,  .WlllTN'KY. t.". I*. and T.A  tit. I'aul. Minn.  "MUNSON NO. 2."  H,ffh Bxplciva-:-   *��� ; \   ^JJJJJJQ and Scientific PRESS  Accidents continue to   he   lrc- ��� ��" ^ V*,. ���..���..   MV^7  quenl   from   the; careless   no ml  ���ling of high cxpl'osivos. both' in  mining and other  operations  in  330 MARKET ST.',.SAB FRANCISCO, CAL.  READ.  THE PROSPECTOR.  The Best   Writing  Machine  TI1K   ONl,Y  INTERCKANGEABLE  STEEL TYPEWHEEL  Elegantly   illustrated   Oatiilofrue  ���Prcc.   ���  PREMIER HOUSE  SHEEP CREEK, B. C. K. J. HIGBYE, Proprietor.  ���r   First-class Accommodation for Travellers.   ���  Everything   New  The Windermere  Stage  Stops  Both   Going  and   Coining.  Address Edgar A. Hill, Manufacturer, 94-96 Wendell Street. Chicago  Port Steele  Meat Company  FRESH   and   SALT   MEATS ALWAYS  '���'.''-���     ''���'-������ .'���"-, '-, ON.:HAND.   '��� ",- ;; ' .  ROBSON & ROGERS,, Prop's.  Fresh Halibut,   Salmon,1, Salmon Trout,  Bologna Sausage,'  Butter. jukI Eggs.    Fish and Game in Season..  Riverside Avenue,  Fort Steele, B. C.  :-/�����  n  *l ,.; THE;PROSPECTOR. FORT  STEELE,������ li. CvAPRIE 'U."- 1  (Kill.  " ifeifti^t*. >"���������. l��*i��. .��"#��.-*'#1'. .*'#��.' ��4��: *'��>.**��   ��i*i  plioice Resident  Titles CMaranteed.  lots from $100 to $250.     Easy ter  ��  ^.  -J! J  iLPDJ  l��!  Is-a, a >s��v.-Pvsw  /tv  "^ |3 ^  ***$  ���4  �� J  ��>  ;/������  ft :���4 *  0!  i*".'.  "i ."  ,*?  TUP J"*'';S]'E(TOK.   FORT J-'i EELI'P  ii. C APRIL It. M on.  ii oanduidii  'f? -  V  Hi;  AH  omm  iHilAD OFFICE TORQtiTC-  Raid     tip    Capital     $6,000,000.  Hun. <;i:o.  A. < >"*x. 'l'.-i P ii-i:i ���>. K. \V.\i,Ki:i{. dli-n. Man.  GOLD DUST PURCHASED. . HONG KONG DRAFTS SOLD.  EXCHANGE ou ail parts of the world bousrhi and sold.'  London Agents���The Bank of Scotland.  1 4 _ ��� '  F^ort Steele B Cranbrook Branches  | NOTICE.  i  \1AI'J,H  l���K \F r,]U')V,i;   I'.Jki,  'J'l-llllfl-r,    uill     hi'    lvri'i\ei-    II]) lo til"  20tli in-t.. by !. A. ll.irwy. I'lu-i-inl-r.  l-'oi I. Steele, for eoiuiniiiny the eros-  fin liuiui'l now in 170 f.'ct anil known  ai lIn- lov.i r tunnel to tin* lodge a distance of iijipi-oxiiiiittcly ii'.* loot  April .1th. J!X>0.  ��  le  ,KM^E.^0M.p.v;.p-  BLENDED HARD WHtAT ���  CALGARY FLDUR  J. W. H. SMYTHE, Manager.  SATUKDAV, Al'lIIL  14.  190U.  LOCAL NEWS NOTES.  C. M.  Keep wa*  in   Rowland  last week'.    ��  lee Cream at Mrs. Dili's Confectionery Parlor ou Sunday.    '"*'  Mclnues A- Co. will shortly  commence the improvement of  their build-ins on Riverside  Avenue. An addition '!."> feet  long will he built  The Mission Indians have been  engaged during the past few days  in cleaning up their town. Tho  work has been done thoroughly  and the place presents an attractive appearance.  M. A. Beak1' is expected in  Fort Steele daily. He was in  "VVmaipe" when l;i>t heard  from.  W. P. Uurchc't. who has been  iu town tor several day.-*, left for  the east on Wednesday last. ���  -  Now is the time to ln-ure.' Remember the fate of the  International Hotel, and call at once on  M. A. Bkai.k,  Agent Imperial rn.-urar-ce Co.  Soxl    Mondiiv   'fvi'jiin  A man suffering from rheiuna-  tisni was brought   to   tiie   hospi  tal from Cranbrook,on , Wednesday.    There are  now   three'patients in the hospital.  R. O. ���.lennings made a trip  to  Sand crook durum; the week.  Owing to the report   that   the  .jie  owners of the ditch will not >up-  JJaudVBoys'Wwil']   ffiveTWico  Pb'^ater for i���S���iing  pm-pos  Ball at the Opera Bouse. The  event will be on^ of the most  MicceMr-ful social functions ever-  given in Fort Steele. Everybody will be there.  es this year,  many  people  have  decided not to put in any garden.  There is- an opportunity for  some good reliable,' pushing citizen to .secure the agency of the  Imperial Life' Assurance Company by applvinn to the Provincial Manager, .1. W. "\Y. Stewart  al Vancouver.   ���.   ,        , '"  Cranbrook Minstrels.  The Home,Minstrels of Orun-  brook will give two performances in that town on Monday and  Tuesday evening of next week.  Many well known 'citizens of  Cranbrook ��� are in the troupe,  among whonvappear the names  of 'A. L. McDermot, Tommy  Rookes. Fred L'eiper, J. Fink,  J. Hutchison. F. C. Rankin and  J. R. Costigau.' The, programme  i> a varied and interesting one.'  The performance will conclude  with the Undertaker's,Daughter,  in which.the whole company will  appear.  lt was reported yesterday that,  they will give one performance  in Fort Steele.  The entertainment i*, gotten,  up for,the benefit, of the tiro brigade.  "Puin-KUler oiiiMt all sorts of cuts.'  bruise*, burns- and strains. Taken in-  tornjillv it eure;. diarrhoea and dysen-  tery. Avoid substitute-., there, is bill  one Pain-Killer, Verr\ Davis.'. ile.  and otV. ��� '  General     Merchant  Most Complete Stock In East Kootenay  Hardware Dry Goods  Machinery Clothing  Paints and Wall Paper Footwear  General Mining Supplies Groceries  Furniture, Carpets and "General House Furnishings.  No order too large for our facilities, noun/too' small for careful  attention. ^  ProSessJotial.  North Star Lodge  ?c v ��7     i ci.'J s'ir-.i 11   i'.c .  MO. 30.  A.  F, AND A. M.       G. R. B. C.  Ui'i:iil.'ir' nicctmKs���1st Tuesday iu e'i<'h.  month at cii,'lit o'cloci;. Visitinsr HivtUern jr*  coidhillv inviifd.  A   W iii.i: i^ur.i.i.. Sccretarv  FOKT STKKr.K IJKVRr.OPMBNTSV.NDICATK LTD  KW Lo^ilenhull Street, London. England.  N. A. WALLINGER, FORT STEELE.  POST OFFrCE BOX 8.     '  THOMAS    McVITTIE  Fort Steele B.C.    -  II. L. CU MMI NS.  P. L. S.  & 0. E,  Fort Steele B.C.  Walter Van Ar^dalon returned  to I'Vji'L Steele Ih Sunday ' last,  after a visit o,iseveral' weeks io  Spokane and Ihe coast cities.  "We have on Hie, for reference  by onr- reader's the latest price  circular of the McMillan Fur k  .Wool Co., Minno.ipolis, Minn.,  dated March iriLh. Their advertisement will ljujound in anoth-  ei column, and we lake pleasure  "in recommending any parties  "who have goods in their line to  ship lo them. ' ���'"'  , \\. IP. T. Oalbrailli went loiho  Mission on Tuesday last.  I Jo fore purchasing see the  newest, and latest styles" of millinery al, Mrs. Dilse's establishment at Foil Sleek*. *  Mr. Ityan. proprietor of the  C ran brook Hotel, paid a visit fo  Fori Steele on Tuesday.  Scott McDonald, one of the  best known mining men in West  Kootenay, died of consumption  in Spokane a few days ago.  Prest the photographer did  not pay. his weekly visit to Kort  Steele," a business engagement  hiking him to J-Vrnie.  Beautiful, for Situation.  Lumber is now on ihe ground i We have frequently had ocea-  for the new residence of Mr.!slon to, speak of Fort Steele as  Finch. -       " j the best residence town   in  East  Kootenay, and. there has nothing  yet occurred to alter this opinion.    There  is" uo  town  in  the  The people of the'Trout Lake  country are looking as anxiously  for railroad construction to commence as are the citizen^ of Fort  Steele for the construction of the  north and south railwav.  , Keep in"mind tlie calico" ball at  the Opera House next Monday  evening.  W. G. Gurd, the Cranbrook attorney, was in town on, Thursday. '    i. ��  , The friends of F. E. Simpson,  editor of the Cranbrook Herald,  gave him a rousing send-off last  week. Simpson bas.promised to  brinsr back a peck of nuggets  from Cape Nome.  The Montreal Loan & Investment Company will .commence  business in Fort Steele in a short  time.       ���  15. A. Watt, who has been in  the store ofc G. H. Gilpin for  some .time past, has accepted a  position in the office of V. Hyde  Baker ol Cranbrook. He left  for his new field of labor on Friday.  Mr. and-Mrs. N. A. .Walliuger  and Mr. and Mrs. H H. McVittie  went to Cranbrook on Thursday.  The river has been rising rapidly during the past few days,  so rapidly"in tact that' the lumber rafts "won Id have gone down  the river but for the timely removal to hiiiher ground.  Sam Gadiux has leased the  Higbye ranch on Sheep creek.  It will still be the stopping place  oLtho(Windermere stage. ��� Jumbo say's Sam is a good  man   for  the place.  p  ���  C. H. Wolf, who spent several  -weeks'at the Sullivan   mine,   re  turned   to  Spokane  on   Sunday  hi si.    '  Marry McVittie and family removed to Craubr'iok on Thursday. Mr. McVittie uill engaee  in business  there.  Ln the annual report of the  | Minister of tlic* Interior appears  some excellent photographic reproductions of the St. Eugene  village.', the Indian Schools 'and  a irrouii of Kootenay Indians.  district iSo pleasari'tly located nor  is there \a town so healthful.  Beautiful for situation, is 'what  can be claimed, lu fact people  who travel through the country  express -the opinion that there is  no more delightful place in- all  of the Kootenays. This is a subject which we could enlarge The  Lucernes of America can not hold  a candle to it. '.Neither New  Denver or Kaslo can compare  with it for scenery. There pi's  another chance to go into raptures, but we will spare our readers. All we ask is to come,und  see' if our statements are not  borne out by facts.  I Fort Steele  ���*-  *  *  m  i  Mercantile Co., Lit  Fort Steele *& Cranbrook  Wholesale and Retail  .'a  r      DEAL.ERS..IN  Bob McKoenian has been detained by business but will leave  for Windermere in a day or two'.  R."O.   Jennings  has  gone  10  Kimberley.  Mrs. Barber, wife of Dr. John  Barber, arrived from Victoria on  Thursday. It is rumored that  Dr. Barber will take up his residence in Fort Steele.  J. A. Harvey "returned from a  visit to one of the outside towns  on Thursday.  Now that the dale of the general election is definitely .fixed  the candidates are tixing up their  fences.  :#p  ^GROCERIES  CROCKERY  So far as can be learned there  is no district in fhe Province  where candidates are so numerous as in this district, they represent every phase of the political situalion.  rt is learned that W    W.    l'.ai-l  A parly of tie   cutters   passed  ker. who so mysieriuusly <!isap- xln-ouirh town a few days ago ou  peared a few v.eeks ago. was  seen between the Black Hem-  mine and Kimberley after he was  seen in Cranbrook. and the  theory is that he wandered  intoj(,(. )oJ. >urVeyoi"h.  the timber and was lost. j "    Harry     Ward  Windermere   and  on        Thursday  their way to Elko. As they  w<*re pretty well equipped many  people thought they were the  advance uwaI'd of the long  look-   . ;               started      for  Dr.   King   of   Cranbrook   who   vVindermere   and    Peterborough  has been under \\v>   weatlier=J'or  OM        Thursday        la.si with  several davs is iniprovinir j a load ol   Fori' Steele   beer,   for  the thirsty peopleol thai section.  The Indian- Iroui tin- different  reserves are now ga1ln*r"djtl ihe  Mission to celebrate Easier.  They assemble daily at Ihe  church for religious iiisl i uc-.tiom i  'The visiiina:' Indians   will   leave  McHride Bro's recei v��d a large  consignment of hardware duriii"  t he weak.  G.  II..��� Gilpin, Mrs. Gilpin, and  'oM'ilieh-'iii'tiiies-on Easier.VlW I M��'s.  Uftiiiurnan, paid  <��, .visit  to  ,   p rCranbrook on Wednesday, ..p  day  R. ��� F. Anderson, travelling  passenger agent, of the Canadian  Pacitie.," was in town on Tuesday.  After spending the .whiter in  other fields CM. Keep returned  to Fort Steele on Thursday.  No matter what fhe political  complexion of the next legislature is. it is to be hoped that  they will give more attention to  the subject of roads and 1 rails  than has been done by the previous legislators. This is a matter of vast importance io the  minine" interests of tbo Province.  W. C.' Perry  of  Winnipeg   is  registered al the Windsor.  Koborl Lee of Edmonton is iu  the city.  George Dougherty is building  a new residence near his elaiui  on Wild Horse.  Freight Wreck.  A wreck of a freight train yesterday at the loop delayed, the  '.west;���bound passenger for several hours. p        '  Throe cars of freight foi.: Fort  Steele and Cranbrook were in  the smash-up.  *  m  m  M  *  m  *  *  M  *  m  m  w  m  w  w  m  w  W. K. KOSS. H. W. IlKHOHMI*  ROSS & HERCHMER.  Barristers     - ���*   ' -      Solicitors  NOTARIES PUBLIC  '  CONVEYANCERS. - .  J<;ort   Steele,' B.   0  X.    EDE  LANDS and MINES  NOTARY  PUBLIC  CONVEYANCER  Fort Steele,  B. C.  Geo. S. McCnter. J. A. Harvey  HARVEY & McCARTBR  f        i  i      ,  JJurrixter*. Solicitors.   Noturie*  J'ubhc,  i Corn-cyanccrs rte.  * i *   f  FOUT STKEJJS. B. C. '  KKVKr-STOKK STATION" und GOLUEN*  COLLECTIONS      PROMPTLY      MADE,  r  Dougias   Coi^sari  . (CM-MJ).)   f      "     ,  OFFTCE, -Kivursuli  Avenue  Next Door ^> JileiiMlelf* Drurj Store.  MENS   FURNISHINGS %  GLASSWARE  BOOTS   and   SHOES  Giant   Powder  Fuse   and , Gaps  HAY    and    OATS  0  w  E. J. SCOVIL  i ,      i     ''  *   X0TAUY���PUHLIC.   ���&  'i  Fiio. Life. Accident. InMirunei*.  Ue:il Kstnte :\\\<S MINING ,HKOKEK.  ���Sr   j    WINDERMERE,    B.    C-     *  PKTIJKISOKOUOI!.     '  T. H. TAYLOR, C. E.  PROVINCIAL   LAND  PURVEYOR  Survey.-  of   Mineral   ohiinis.  Hoada,  Mine.-, etc.  AVIXDEKMEKK   li. C  KIMPTON   &   PITTS  WINDERMERE gS DONALD  General Merchants  Mining supplies a Specialty  Miners goini^ northward via Canoe River Route will find it a large  saving and convenience to procure their supplies at Donald.  '* NOTICE.  Miss A. McNeish will ti-m.-acf bu?.i-  no.-.!- ;is Press Maker in the town of  Fori Steele and wilTho iilea^ed to ro-  ooive ordor.s from now on at D. JSiu-  Noisli'.s jirivate rcsklence. Onler.s will  l>e proniiilly attended to.  ROYAL  HOTEL  KIMMEKLKV.  B.  (J.  Tin* I'Mncst Ijiijiior.s and  Ciuarsand I {est l',iirnislicil  I looms in Town.  SOLE A(!ENTS for  Canton  Steel Company'  Windei'inerc, G olden and Donald  - Mining Divisions. P  Agents  at Windermere for the California Giant Powder Co.  J.   I.   GATES,   Prop.  THE  PHOTOGRAPHER  -- VlrilTM ���  FORT STEELE  Prest.  J  n  k  On the following dates:  Ajiril   II.   Hi.   17  anil    is.  May   I I.   1.1 and   hi. c  ���lime   11.   1"J  and   1."!. '  ���Inly -lii.  .17."und  18. :" y-    '  ���   Other dates given later'.  Orders for I.Teture I'Vaining- left wf Mi  Mrp Kershaw will receive prompt,  attention.

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