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 uw) ^Los Au  '\d{:V,  ���" ���=- 4vu,i ._,.__  Vol. IO.  EORT STEEEE,  E  o.  C, SATtZWDAY, DECEMBER SI. 1904-.  No  58.  SOUTHEAST KOOTENAY IN 1904  A Resume of the Mining Industry  - Lead    Production - Matters  of Importance to Those   Interested, in Mining.  Coal mining in tho Crow's Nest  Pass showed increased activity  in 1904. Tho, opening' oJ coal  areas in I hi' Fording river district will murk nn epoch in coal  production in 1905. The opening of Ihe Flathead valley, wilh  its immense areas of coal and oil  by 1he Provincial government,  will in the near future prove of  vast importance to Southeast,  Koolenay.        '   -    ���   '  Conditions, and the expansion  ���of silver-lead mining-in this district are equally favorable to thc  active operation of the  big  lead  The  mines ol mis section. Tlie Si.  Eugene has evidenced by its  output for thc yoar. that it is the  - largest and most productive lead  mine in Canada. The North  Star has been a constant shipper  and rank* high among the  dividend paying mines of the  Province During the past jour  the Sullivan Group Mining Company was SaccessIn I ly ��� reorganized, aud -its indebtedness  removed by an issue of bonds.  ��� and thc buiklins of a smelter at  Marysviile carried on to a  successful conclusion. An ariol  tramway Irom the Sullivan  group oi mines to the smelter at  Marysviile is aboul completed,  and preparations, at Ihe mine,  have been made, so that upon  ���"'the.completion of the smelter,  work at the initio will, be resumed.  Tbe   year   has    witnessed  in-  ancient bed of the creek. Prom  the bottom to liie top ol the  ridge is a distance of fi'Xi teei  All the water of Perry creek has  been brought io the top of 1 his  ridge, by 'Hume and pipeline  live miles long. Prom a pen  stock pn top of the mountain  water is brought down to the  bottom, and connected wilh hydraulic monitors.' The pressure  at this point is aboul 100 pounds  to the square inch Two of  ihese monitors are set up and  connected, and their capacity 1o  cut away gravel i.s something-  wonderful.  Another placer properly which  is deserving of special mention  is thai known as othe Thompson  lease. It is worked by means of  a shaft, and drifting on bedrock,  it is needless to sayr Ihat the bed  rock gravel is rich, or the  ground could not be worked in  this manner. Six men vyorking  last summer averaged 818 to *21  to the man, per day.  Gus Theis and B.' Durant have  two leases on Perry creek", near  Old-town, which are also being-  operated by means of sha't and  drifting. ' This company have  installed a largo steam pump to  take Ihe water from ihe drifts.  The Perry Creek 'Cold Dredging Co. is another company that  is 'operating on Perry' creek  This company have installed a  large dredge, jnsl above ihe  Hydraulic Company's ground,  and preparatory arrangements  are now being made lo operate  the dredge as soon as the season  opens.'. The ground is also being prospected by means of  shafts and tunnels. There is  qvery reason to .believe that this  j company are pleased with their  j property.' They have thorough-  quirements of the local smelters  have been satisfied. Despite interruptions to continuous operation the coal and coke output  lliis year is at least fifty per cent  in advance of any previous  achievement in this respect.  During ihe past year Montreal  capitalists have organized and  incorporated the Imperial < Coal  and Coke Company. Ltd., with a  capital of Sl.iiOO.rioh lo operate  88 square miles of coal lauds,  situate on Fording river, north  of the areas owned by the Crow's  Nest'Pass Coal Company. The  coal areas controlled by the .Imperial Coal and' Coke Company  are situated on Fording river  and are pari of what are known  as the Green Hill areas and comprise riS square miles (52,1520  acres) of coal lands'. The properties of this company arre situ-'  aled in the basin between two  ranges and cover a practically,  continuous chain of saud-  stone mountains of varying  altitude, running almost north  and south, which are separated  by valleys, gulches or canyons,  running almost east aud west.  Prom these valleys il will he  easy 1o mine the coal by tunnels  to the north and south as desired.  HEMATITE  IRON  MINES.  Six Miles of Iron Located ��� The  Ore a High Grade Hematite.  '��� 'The Bull River iron mines are  located on Fenwick mountain  about eighteen miles from  Fori Steele, and .comprise 20  claims.  f|T  creased interest in placer mining| jy ' cxploiod the capabilities of  and several important devcop- j {,ho <.-rnvel as to' its ability to  ttients in this branch, ol mining produce Ihe. vellow metal 'if'  have   taken   place.      The   chief  wori���H( on a largo'scale; and the  centres of * activity have been  �� Wild Horse creek, Bull river and  Perry Ooroek. A company was  incorporated lo carry out a large  - undertaking on Bull river, the  intention being to dam the  stream above the hills, convoy  the entire waters of' Bull i ivcr,  through a big Hume a distance of  10.000"feet, to a point below ihe  falls, then to use it for power  purposes, the generation ol electric power-.' and worlc the bed of  the river for gold, .when the  . river had thus been diverted.  The project was a bold one. and  present developments indicate  1 hat the coming year will see a  completion of this vast undertaking. '-  Ou Wild Horse creek, tho past  season has witnessed increased  activity in this historic old  placer camp. Five companies  . have been operating hydraulic-  ally, and the result*, were most1  satisfactory. The creek, bed  proper has been pretty well  worked out. but the gravel  hanks on both sides of the creek,  which have a varying thickness  of 20 to -10 feel, have proved to  be fairly rich in gold. Water  was abundant and piping was  carried on all through the season  The. output of gold for. Ihe past  season is estimated from S-f),000  to 8:30,000.        c  On Perry creoi< four large  companies have been operating  by hydraulic methods and very  encouraging prospects have resulted from tlie top gravel to  bedrock" The largest and most  interesting developmenl which  has lakon place on Perry creek  this year was the completion of  Ihe 'plant of the Perry Creek  Hydraulic Mining Co. For  ihree years mo company prospected the ground and equipped  the situation with Humes, pipe  lines and monitors. These  things have required an expenditure of; 815O.000.... Roads, trails  bridges, tramways and sawmills  had to be built. All these have  been' completed and mining operation was commenced in September. The event is the beginning  of a new era. in mining on Perry  creek. For many years much  desultory mining has been" done  and considerable gold taken' out.'  Most of this was from the stir-'  faeo and by such crude means as  the.impecunious prospector and  miner had at hand. Tlie ground  to be piped away is a ridge or  lhotind some distance above the  bed of the present stream. This  ridge is the result of the filling  in   of -the   channel   of   an   old I  workeci on a largo scaie;  season's operations ...which have  dosed, have" demount rat ed that  the ground will meet the,requirements of those who have made  the  investment.  Ql  AK'17   MINI Nil.  But of mining developments  in Southeast Kootenay. all else  fades into insignificance, in comparison wilh ihe remarkable output of the big silver-lead mines.  . The total' value of the silver  and lead products of the Fort  vSteele Minin��' 'Division during  thc eight years (1S9(>-190:1) its  mines have been shipping silver-  lead ores is 84.:!P.4,104. Thc  proportion of lead during the  whole period was -s;l. 18:->.b0l> as  compared with silver 8I.210,:J01.  A further comparison may be of  interest:���The total value of the  lead produced in the whole of  Canada in l!>00-!901 was Si).000.  908, of which 82.7uG.SS4 was  produced in the Fort Sieele  Division. 81,70:5.495 in the  Slocan. (including Ainsworth)  8224.24 1 :n other.parts of British  Columbia, aud 8:B5.2SS in the  rest of the. Dominion.  Out of the total production in  Fort Steele Division of silver  and lead combined for 1000-11)01  (8:5:729.520) the value of the product of the St. Fugeno mine was  81,717.555 ��� nearly one half.  The North Star mine has paid  dividends to date aggregating  8450.000. The mine' has produced 40.000 ions of ore. which  has been shipped.  The Sullivan group of mines  has a. very large amount of ore  which may fairly be classed !,in  sight" and which, from rough  calculation, may be put down as  from- .100,000 "to 40(1.Odd tons  assaying approximately, ;i" to i  'AT),, lead, and !."> to Is o/, silver  The ore is of such a < haracier.  being chiefly metallic sulphides,  as ;1.o preclude any method of  water concentration, the only  concentration possible being by  smelting. >  THIS   PLATIIKAI)   VAI.LKV.  The Flathead valley is .situated in the extreme south eastern portion of British Columbia,  and the development of tho coal  and oil lands in this valley will  open up a ne,w and important in  duslry in Southeast Kootenay.  Block 45!);!, which was in reserve, was ihrown open for loca-'  tion by the Provincial govern-  mcni .lunc'Ulh. 11)0-1. 'Over ihree.  hundred coal and oil locations  have been made, and the annual  fee for each license 'Mo prospect  for coal or petroleum", is ��!0m  each year.  'A number of companies have  been incorporated for the pur-  pose'of developing cither cqal or  oil lands. ' 11 is 'reported that  Ihese companies will commence  operation* towards developing  their holdings.  This portion of British Columbia is well watered, has ,an unusual amount of line timber,  good agricultural laud, and in  the  The Hematite group, situated  on Iron creek, a tributary ol Bull  River has 12 claims, and is an ex.  tension on the southeast ol the  Bull River group of mines.  The Bull River iron mines cover the western slope of 'Fenwick  mountain towards Bull River  and number 20 claims and fractions,', in all about 1,200 acres.  The ore is a hard red hemafil e of  a blue color, in some plaqos  slightly schistose in character, in  other places massive. The grade  is uniform in the'percentago of  sulpher and phosphorus contents  both being b'olow the limit for  Bessemer ores. The iron values  vary between .12/, iron with 15/^  silica, and OR' ��� iron with 27/0  silica  Sufficient development has not  yet been done to eslimate ihe  quantity of ore, however, an  enormous surface showing has  been made on high grade, ore.  The course and dip of the deposits have been determined, making il.au easy mailer to Test by  drilling (he existence of the ore  with depth.  ��� A complete survey of the group  has been made, and most of the  claims crown granted. Development work will be resumed about  January 15/ A large amount, of  supplies have been taken to the  mines. A.'Ii. Fenwick will have  charge=of ihe work-.  The Hi'iMA'i'i'j'ii group of  iron  mines are smutted on the southeastern slope of   Fenwick mountain  and   extend   to   and across  [iron  creek,   a  tributary, of Bull  River, aiid consists of 12 claims,  or about 000 acres, ihrough which  three immense veins of hematite  iron ore,cuts Ihe formation.   Tho  i veins vary fron ten lo twenty-live'  'feet in width,   with a large num-  jborof  small   stringers  running  I into   the   main    veins.'    In   Iron  ! creek   are   found    large    boul-  ledge which is of a similar nature  and some 800 feel above it. In  other words it is probably almost  parallel with the cross.-cut  tunnel and with the main con  lact of t he porphyry.  The Rover ledge which crosses  the surface strike of the Estella  almost al right angles wi! 1 soon  be connected wilh Estella by the  tunnel just mentioned which now  terminates about 200 feet from  the point of intersection. This  will be ihe main working funnel  for both ledges as an upraise  will be started to meet, the upper  tunnel on the Rover which has  reached a-point vertically above  the meeting point and Ihe incline  on the ISstella at different levels.  The Rover ore is galena. 'In  view of the dilticullies of .transport il is now considered a concentrating proposition. Tho  ledge matter is two to eighteen  feet wide and will give a concentration equal to oilier mines in  thc district   ���  As soon as the Koolenay Central railway is completed to  Tracy creek-, a wagon ��� road will  be built, and an air "compressor  and drills 'installed. The property is well equipped for development work' and has abundant  water for power and concentration, with abundant timber for  all mining purposes. In' conclusion we can say that upon the  completion'of Ihe KvC. Railway,  the Estella group will be one of.  the largest producing mines in  Southeast Kootenav.  year. A large'amount of ore is  blocked out, which will be shipped, if it wii] stand the present  price of treatment under the current price of lead and, the frOV.  eminent bounty. ���  BULL RIVER PLACER MINES.  Water Turned Into the Big  Plume  -The Dam Will be Completed  This Winter.  Fugono mine resumed  May,    and  '.O  r  future bids fair iodic  one of |clcrs of clean ore weighing many  the most prosperous sections of  Southeast Kootenay.  LCMKI'IK   INDrSTUY.  ' The rise and progress of tho  lumber'industry of the district  was one of the leading features  of the year 1004. and for 11)05 thc  industry promises to make a  much better showing than that  made during the past year.  Tu the Koolenay valley, north  of the town of Fort Steele, an  immense country, well wooded  with tamarac, fir. pine, spruce  and cedar. Timber limits on the  Kootenay river exlend over  75.000 acres. A large amount  of timber will be cut iu the  vicinity of Skookum Chuck.  Wolf and Sheep creeks this  winter. The construction of the  Kootenay central railway will  !enable Ilie owners  of  timber  in  tons.' A recent analysis resulted  |as follows: hematite iron 5-1/,,  sulphur less tha.ii two per cent,  phosphorus trace, and no interfering substance.  Another group of iron claims  are located on the divide between  Dibble and Lost creeks, and is  known as the Ironmonger group.  The deposit is about 26 feet wide,  the ore a hematite carrying some  magnetic iron.  Some, two miles easl from the  Ironmonger on Dibble creek is  the Wallinger group of tive  claims. The ore is a hematite  similar to that found in the claims  farther up the' creek.  Estella Group of Mines.  The Estella group  of mines is  situated on Tracy  creek   twelve  .   , , , . .miles from Fort Sieele, and three  this neighborhood to get  m   ma-1 mi](JS from (he lofeated lhlc o[ tho  Ginnery and lurnish transportation (to finished lumber to a  market.  According to Ihe British Columbia Gazette, and local papers  there were 1000 applications  made for limber licenses  during  IHOI.  ('(iiitinui'd on Piiue ���'!.  Star Group of Mines.  AMONC -'l-'l-IK   COAL-.MINKS  The remarkable' growth and  expansion of the coal '.mining industry iu tlie Crow's Nest Pass  is a. Subject of much importance  to Southeast", lvooteuay. The  production-of late having boon  double that of l.!i0;>, averaging  about 70,000 tons monthly. Very  large installations of, machinery ,'('jM  and other equipment,, have also jsin  been made during i he past year.  The number, of coke ovens have  been considerably augmented,  with the result that tlie  fuel   re-  Work for Ihe season of 1004  wascoininenced in -July, and continued for about four nionlhs.  During this time surveys were  made, and la.ter on, all of the  claims were Crown granted.  The Star'group of minos=a,re  situated, on Quartz creekV a, tributary of Bull river, and al present are reached by a frail, via  .Wild Horse Creole, then over the  Tangle-foot divide, a, distance of  2-1 miles from Fort Steele.  Development  work- consists of  ROD feet of shafts, drifts and funnels.     The ore has a.   ga.iigiie   of  limestone (white and blue)and of  quartz      rock',   -.'.containing' sul  ili'ides   of   iron,-copper bearing,  the ore)aud some  gold.     The  I'a.i/e showings of the ore body  are of such magnitude, and value  as to justify a reasonable '.expenditure   of  capita!   and   labor for  . ,        ( "(nit iinu'd mi I '��<z'f I.  Kootenay Central Railway. ,  Up to thc present time   nearly  2,000 feet of tunnels, shafts and  adits have been  run.    Wilh   tho  exception of a  crosscut  tunnel,  that when completed will cut the  Rover  ledge  at. a  depth  of GOO  feet, or more than 200 feet below  the  deepest   level   worked,    the  work has all been   upon  the led  ges and in ore of varying grade  The  ores   are.  complex:   gray  copper, copper oxide, galena and  pyrito  predominating,   carrying  good average   values  and   occasionally high ones in copper and  silver.     The, ledge   is   exposed  where the creek crosses if.   Two  tunnels-"here   have   been   driven  in  and   have   met  with   ore   for.  .their entire   length.    The   ledge  is  from   three; to  six  feet wide.  An' incline-has been sunk; in   the  south, 'or'No.   :! tunnel, and   so  far ha.s been "m ore of good grade  The cross-.erif tunnel   run   in   below is far from   being   vert ically  below the ore cliut.es on the surface  ;i.nd   is   wide  of   the    main  porphyry     contact     which    the  ledge may reasonably be expect-,  ed to follow.     It, appears  'therefore, .that the ledge which ha.s   ;i,  surface dip of i',0.degrees is ben I j  over the  surface  and   probably  runs parallel, with   Hie  Cashier I  St. Eugene Mine, ���-.  During tlie yoar 11)04. the 'St.  Eugene mine has produced more  lead than any single producing  mine in, this province, in fact  more than Ilie combined output,  of all silver-lead mines in ihe  Kootenay.  The St  operations in May, and since  thai li::e bas mined 08,500' tons  of ore, which concentrated 14.500  tons. According to Ihe report  Mr. Cronin. tho manager, (here  is practically in sight, in the  mine. 1:5.000 tons. �� Tho ore has  .conooiOratod -1.7 tons of crude  ore into one of concent rales.  'For the four months ending  September :50th. the St. Kuge.ne  made a profit ol 8115,0:50. Thc  amount of the lead bounty was  801,001.  <��� During ihe past three months  the output of the concentrator  has been kept back by ari insufficient supply'of water. During  the past week a large pump has  been installed, 'which will supply  ample water for concentration.  The financial statement of the  manager, is as follows: Total  output 12.780.800 lbs. of concentrates, net value from Trail and  Nelson smelters 81W, 05:5.24.  (lovcrnmehl bounty on S.2G0.357  lbs. of lead 802.127.114. Total  net value 8192,181.18. Sold in  Europe 8.092,005 lbs. Net value  from purchasers 8127.410.47���  ji'overnment bounty 829.5n:].20,  total net values'81."i0.94:).91. or  about 8:5(3 per ton.  Contracts made call for .'W.UOO  tons, of Ihis amount. 15,000 tons  have been shipped, leaving a  balance of 18.000 tons to be made  in the following six months, or  an average of 2,700 per month.  The manager iA of the opinion  that the contract will be completed in due lime, and according lo specifications.  North Star Mine.  The North Star Aline, which  in the,early days of Southeast  Kootenay at traded the attention  ol capit a I in I his <|isi r'tct ,n bas  been a conslanl producer and  shipper' since > IS95. and up-to  I'1)02 was the -.largest dividend  paying mine in British Columbia,  The North Star mine has paid  dividends ;lo dale aggregating  8-150 000. The niiiie lias p'roduc-  ed 4:i,00(1 tons of off. which has  been shippod.  The North.'Star continues to  lie one of. the shipping- mines of  the.'Fori. Sledo Mining Division.  This condition bus been, brought  about, by tin; increased prospec-  ling and development of the ore,  body. There i> considerable  ac.tivilyal 11re.'iuine1, 'and a contract for. lie' >liipiiient of 1,500  Ions of ore wa-- iiia.de ia>i month  There is ore ������ii.uugh in sight to  continue shi'puie.niM   for   another  Tin-:   Bull   River Mining   and  Power  Company,    is   "hurrying  tilings generally to complete the  dam this winter.    The   entrance  to tho Hume is finished   and   the  water  of   Bull   River   is flowing  through SO feci of the big Hume.  The   Bull   River   Mining   and  Bower Company is an-incorporated .company   with a capital of  8l.0o0.000.    6.E.   lienderson   of  Beloit. Iowa, is president:   D. S.  Guinler, of Canton. S. Dakota is  vice-president:   R. "W. Prichard,'  of Aurora, 111.  secretary: and F.  B. Smith', of Aurora treasurer.  Construction work on the dam  has   progressed    rapidly during  the past, summer.  Thc bulkheads  on both sides of the  river  have  been -completed.      Excavations  was made lo bedrock, then large  timbers wore firmly'bolte'd to the  bedrock,   the   intersecting space  filled with hydraulic cement, ma- ���  Icing a foundation that is as solid '  as the bedrock. ' The bulkheads  are bolwcen seven and eight feet  in height, and are constructed in  a most substantial, manner.  The big dam. when completed,  will have a height'of eighy foot  above bedrock, and its total  length will be 120 feel. A temporary dam lias been built, and  the water of Bull River is now  forced from its natural channel  and is passing through a porliijm  of the IInine.  The entrance to the flume is  also'coihpleted. It has a' width  of fjO fool, divided into two compartments, one 20 feet., the oilier  10 feet wide., /Hie, bottom, or  lloor of the Hume is built'into the  bedrock of the river, and has  been cemented aud present no  obstruction tb the How of water.  This portion of the flume has  been strongly connected to the  bulkhead on the north side of the  river. The capacity of the Jlume  will be sufficient lo accommodate  the entire water-flow of Bull  River at a normal slage.  A large amount of preparatory  mining business has been transacted at Bull River during the  past year, and a large amount of  money expender'. in development  wor.k. The property of the Bull  River company under the management of V. K. Henderson is  rapidly being gotten into shape  for systematic and extensive operations. The installation of a  sawmill has been delayed, but  the mill is expected to reach Fort  Steele sometime in January. A  large amount of timber has been  cut which will be sawed into  lumber for the construction of  the flume, which will have a  length of 10,000 feet. The Power  plant will be located below the  falls. Tho fall from thedam to  the power house'is estimated to  be 2s0 feet.  The company have secured, by  lease, from   the Provincial  government a large  area 'of  placer  ground.    The lea.se  gives to the  company about two miles of river  diggings.    There   is   no     doubt  but that the company  will make  plenty, or a   reasonable   amount  of  money,   for   Bull River has a  pleiililul   supply   of   the   yellow  metal lo donate lo the  m;-u   who  are willing   lo work and invest a  reasonable sum lo  open   up   and  develop il.-. placer deposits.  .--'. T-lie coitipahyis (jiiietly, steadily anil     'systematically.'   going  .ahead   with   tho  construction of  the power pla.nl. and .its.build ing ".  ojuTraj ibjis. are   being   conducted ���  wiili all possible.dispaleh.  There  will   be   no'   slipshod    hurry-up   '���'..  'methods,   everything ''has.  been  thoughtoutandIciirefuliy planned  The   number   of   ui'eu   employed  will  be., largely    increased    during,   ihe   coining   season.      The'  heavy machinery for  the   power  plant will begin  to   arrive   early  next spring, and when  it   is   set  up. aiid-in operation, will generate   riot   less   than   10,p0("Miorsc  power.   Fort  Steele   is'the  center-; of  known placer fields.  d> THE PROSPECTOR   FORT.STEELE, B   C,    DECEMBER-31,  1904  ���f%-:7. .'  .1V'-.-'-' "���>'-.  h"'.'... .'���<  '.:.;,b...-'<-. :--.., ;  ?.      .        .f^-"  'fffJjiS $}V0&p2��tOK.  '    ESTABLISHED     lM'o.     .;  TV. B. Grace,  PUBLISHER ' AND'.   EDITOR.  ��,he tyzo^zctev  ATURDAY.':DE<;/^?;1��04  ���BWy YEAR'S    DAY,:   the  .first day "oi   January,   as  marking- the beginning" of,, the  year, has been observed1',as,a  public holiday from at least: the  time ofy they Julian reformation  of the Calender.'   :' '��� y  ; The year'; 1.004ycloses with; a  ; much brighter outlook and,better  prospects for Fort .Sieele,!'-'and  that portion of Southeast Kootenay .included in the;* Kootenay  valley, .than thai; of 190:}..' ���"���''''" '/.',;  opened'- u'p,. and Southeast Kootenay 'will be, pierced ',witlr im-  portiuit;. results. /' Tlie, entry,'of  tlie Kootenay Central, rail way is  a good stroke of business, as it  shows co.nclusiyeiy that we have  iii Fast' Kootenay large areas  whose wealth and, litn'ess for  mining, and settlement 'is unquestionable.-;. ?''/���/���/: "������ ���: , -   .  /.Fort S���teele/is beautifully situated oh the KObtenay   river, and  is   surrounded   ,by ..the / finest  mountain scenery  in British Co-;  lunibia, and,is fortunate  in having  a   climate that is unexcelled  bjr -iio   plaeeyin. .Cariada or  the  'United,States:'-.'? '",/ ,     ?'/'���"���..:'-..���'��� ������", .  ,- ' ���", .,- -. ....    .,. ;   x.-..;.*;'  *      .;... '. .. -.,.' .-.  .t.ti tlie eop'pcrydislfijicts of the  St.; Mary's river "nnpor.fanr tle.'-  velophionts ai|'d---.,.l'ii'ii'pro.veine,ii.ts  are plai)lied.Aviiicli- will -.insure-: a  large pr;od;neiion of the red metal.  fin the; near future. .'���' y   ;/"/?;'',?���  ���' '"   '���"��� ."���':'." ' ���* ' '* ;    * .'.-... '���"   :'''.'. ':���   ���   ���'��� ,  ;;;'-'\W-iia^.;.5A\^^y(diy'-'';ri.6.t.,.',':wa'ht  'bobm.^-'where:;!; few;;re  ' Theyconiing year. wilb,(Seev a  large 'amount -of- railway ; construction in''the.Rpote^  We .perceive'   the'.'.most - sigu'alj.'begg.ai'd  marks of -the future prpgressyof j coiise'r vail ye-;., investor  . the town;of Fort S,teele,;; and,wq  .;the:mitlihgindustry; of Southeast  yKbotehay.; y The:6pening. jpf. 'new.  ..;;mines:;on?th,e/.east;;.side7pi, the.  I lew'n.iiesa mere intellectual 0 issi |j:ttiun  ���'So  scrappy,   rrsignnintui'.v   anil. disconnect <-!d?dcal ing so lit tie wiiii principles  ei- t.tie grounds upon-  wjiich   principles  rest.      A   brain', iMiuliliiuill.V,;'l'��.-tl    u|>oii  such   nourishiheht,   becomes  iihlit ,'fdr,  anything (if a siibsiantia.l'miiiii'c.    y.  . We "have repeatedly.seen yoiiutr|. m'em  ofgood ability,' looking-,-at  some   hook  .w.liich had commanded   the. respect of  educated   men    the'  : \forld   over,,, ini--  patieatty. picking it ,'up.-aud;ivaptftiehi"  ly .flinging iydown,again, with thtwj'e-  mtai'k lhai ivw-as-too..hard,inul   dilneuli.  for them...  Wo are remirldo/ilof u story  which has been told,,' of doseph Packer,  the'   celebrated.     London     .preacher.  When'out' of his heari.n-symade  si  eoin-  plaint   in.   Parker's   pros'iitioo- that his'  sermons 'were too -h: rd timt dillieu,lt!atut  in>l   iiili.'fi-sliug  i'iio,uj^;h;i Parker. 'w|).o  w:i.snever, ilpted fur. the. urbiinit'y i,)t. his  manners,    made   the.   response1':V, ''OrS  jiist  a   t| nest, if iii;   Sir.   Whether il's'Oie.  ���.hardness <if my,,sermons. <>r"the soilness  of;your, head-.ihai,   is most; to l>huii,e,''  In simple: iiisiice'biifh In preachers ami,  a'utlvoiS'nwe '.ought   i" , remember this,  ft the softening of i.iur heads y>e.owing:  ���'????/?/ i'to the;dispensations of nature,;-then isill  ,l;ll l r.,:'c' ���j due.aUowaiu'.e inusi. ho ijnaiie f^i'.'.if.- hui  and;'' th'e-:...; iiia;uy.y are -j -f ;,>uiyi,vlMis-.i>c"^oiViy' :is ;U; "iisuiifl^-"tliii.  ' -;\Ye wul.i't- the careful, .'j ease." for the' same' reasotryhat '."�����;, lazy  '   " the-.. ltiau-ynahVyhnsell^ areyoft. fvouv..������t.h'y.(;nR'.i;c:  f   ..h^y'iAki-^ r,v,..y^yir:vfv.;3(   ���yi1,:,,:i;|;>y;i'!ai'k.or::exereisean<l.ti'aihiu!i'. ,0iei  Our reading'.'  of  the   kind  ajres tlioii^'hl,.  y.'iiio.'���' readinji-  I'or'lhe-niost jiari.   i,-j   not  that calls foi- and eneour-  Xew'spaper "i'iiid" lhiifi'ii-  .bevoiu'l   a   ceriain    limit  who looks carefuHy vat ..wimtyhe |  hiek.of-exereise.aiul ti-ainiutv. .then   we  . ..      ...  ���'.,-������:���. ,--:.:-v-.-.-- ���-    ��� j'.'j otivselvcs;ai'e resiiousiblo.;.....,.- 7.. 7.''--,-.  euyS,yanu:; geLs,; value, .recetyed:^  lor yyltaylie'-inyests. -.: ;We,; want:| Jhiy '^Tjiiu.^ii^dUitjon'to ;.\vh,ateveiM)i'  apitai. for our iniues, our'lumber 1.inagaziti.?yuhd iic\vspaperyi'.eaditiy-.,\ve.  H  'ORy1 STEELE  E  :y,";'.','';v -:";.,.'.,, '.      '-.���..'������ FER,[\IIE,yB.G..:' ;.',..,; - ,y-,."..  MANU F ACT I JI{ B'BS and BREWERS of EXTRA; F INE  ��EE'R-.��  ���--,-'�� -��� ... .'     >v<.  SOLD: BY' THE���:BARREL,:;^EGyOR: B0TTLED:'  ;���: ��� ;;y- .;;-'Hpt't'lcd:^betir.,;'f<)r --taiiiily.'':: ';';^-'^.y^y'yf^  yy.y'"'������'.��� ';:!'.'-'"' ."!."'''-'y'.- u-se.'ii specialty/?'';.''/;':y;,':  .- Out side :'������' Orders''?/  /;?v?GiyEN-STRICT AND PROMRT .i(TTENTTiD^.?  ��� /?: SATISFACTION "GBARH'TEEB?'  SA?V^E   TIME  ALL    THE     TIME  THE  BY   USING  P. O. BOX 812  TELEPHONE  NO. 1'  S;*  ort   Steele  Brewing Cb;K;li^  K^VVV m-y-      .        .     .   ^Koptenay^riyeryth-e.d^velopnlent'j'a.iid ;< ;.the /development,: of,;,u.'our'| iiidul;  of:-the "'-timber : resources .of the [water,:  -bu"t,?we"y>Y'a'uty IheJ  Mine;  y". in., ;\v'e" shall; .inhke ; room and  at ieast iiriee a.i'itiai'tei'.-.tor.piie/of1-'  that/operates, mi ues'.' for. the ; ores+fprthe respeyt cif'tii(ywbv!d's.;think6ris  theyi produce?! and ���' the  ventures') and^t-udeiits^,' Pot;"the.sake 6( what we  tliey brine/- This^is 'safe, 'lesjiti?! k? mwh^eTsu;^  J'"'"       ���-������������-���������.���....      '- -     ��������������     ^- - ��    j tive sake of hitelleetual stiihtilus; which  mate.:  From, a business point, of view  with' mines springing ' ihto.v ex-f  istence on all sides,:and .rapidly  being developed into! producing  mines, a large amount of-mining  . machinery to..be installed., .pur  future is' most promising,, The  evidence is all around us.. The  Kootenay Central railway will  furnish.: adequate,,- means of  transiiorta.tion for 'ores, and the  necessary mining machinery,  the' placer mines in .active operation, the shipment of,- ores,  silver-lead,arid copper, the de-  ������ velopment of"<the immense, water'  ���power, all tend' to make this  district the premier mining', district of British Columbia'.  The construction of the Kootenay Central 'railway from the  Crow's Nest branch to (Golden,"  (.in the. main line of the CI'. Ii.,  will benefit North and. Southeast  Kootenay.. A hew impel us will  begivc.ii to .'.-lie ni.ineral. lumbering 'and' agricultural development of ihe 'Upper Columbia  and Kootenay valleys. The  mineral output of I hi; Winder-  .mere, district will have an outlet.  North of Fort Steele is a region  rich in mineral, limber and agricultural resources which will   lie  benefit -the .wliole. district,  aiid. | ^nd ;of-?thing-,,.t,hat,.'iiiakes;;,;;i'oi' good;  iucrea'se:in;-tim(3^. .'     'Vyy,';!;;?,;-,.^  '���:::-?'.?:;."?���': yyy *":"*?; '��[.7.:/7'-.y.^ '  .'''i-l'Lir.tiitj days;of d'iniiuilt.fliiesBiony'y; ; <.  7i7VhMmiM^  of, ;.the?.GranbrookyHerald -has  fbeeii::0issuedvy:a'nd'? reflects, .great  i made < and .wpliyke^ty 'will- ihe..' found  Senteacipiisaya:itoiii<v;for';t:he.bra'iii:yand  I'we  pre sen t1?'a'-..-i,ei:'(.in��l..':' which;; well: foi;  'ci,edi't?upb"n/the?^..01  Silhps6u.: rts'editor:"whb believeS,;fas a',touie:for thevheari;.;  ���:>���������;..- J--.; '.:���.-.������-:.- ������    ..-    <-,-.'.  ��� '���'   .';������������   ���'..--:������'��� . ;!v--|---'.-���-      -    ...   .-.-.���    ,- '.���,?!!-,-' ���-.-.  in protecting home industries.  to  being  y A-glance.at? the".'conditions .'in:  mi'iving;l:as??'tlie3y?mow?. exist1".,in-  Souttieast/KGofe^  cbnvlhcey/any;-\ yr^asbtictble  t.h..at;-':-'dur.mg'';''/ith'e.:'/  y ear^3.'90o?/tlie?bu tput,; of -, Qre/���will  ,be-'iiicreasedybyy'at^leastyn  over/t'haiof:'Wb4:y /.'yy?''?"//-;?'-/',  .'*.,'' ;���''''      ������' ,r:"    * "'��� *.-''' '* ���" .  :''':, .'.';���'������   . ���';"���'  v Trying tbrtili a business;with-:  out advertising' is like; frying to  run; mafjhihery.'or bui'ii a lamp  without oil.- :   .���'.,'���';;������'���/., - ::'������'���/��� ���'' /:. ���  '���-'.-y  .'-;:, ,:   '������-���.���,'' *.'*;.   *o.,; ''; '' '        '     '      ..  ' ,;Thqse who have anything to  sell, the .consumer, ,in a mining  way. can not afford to.miss .plac-  ���j.n'g ah; advertisement in ;The  ;PiibS.i?E.CTOu: It covers every  mining camp in British Columbia   -:,;������. .,,,. -,..--,, '���;,,.;,".   -..,-��������� i ,,.-. -,--. ������?":, ' '���' -':��; /"??'.' ���.~"''.,;?:'���/"���?���'���-.v.".'"'4't.h't;'V>oibk.s^vce have'been accustomed; to  y.Kootenay;;.yaney;',  will: be..the,|.'kmd^;of;-;capi  /;;mpst;potent��St;im;ulus;-whi  /been' ''give'ri-to ;:the':yindvistrial ' " :      ' ��        '  ---,.������.----   -'growth; of- the:::ForjbySteelQ;?Mihy.  ing .Division,: and vth.e  imrhedia-te-  ���.consteuctiori'.'!: of .,; the '; Kootenay.  :; Central".;Raiiway-:'will go -far to  ; -w{ards/pla-cing?Fprt;Steele'in ;the,j  -front ranl/asthe^commercialaud  raining'center; of: .this district..   ::  ..;. -Ii'' '.'i,.'.y <i., .���..-' ,';���':. :'*A--.;:'.*j .;,.*.'..���.���'''"'.! ���..'������'i:':-,-���';-''���'-.-���'  / therefore--"'to-- bur.;;?readersyallv  ;o\'er?the district,,- the/Province;^  ;;the- Dominion and elsewhere,' we  ��� "Nyisti them bea,rtilyry^n^pst;;heart���,,  -.ily-yA;- Happy; New.;yearyy;';-'?; ?:y.  ;?: ?The' coming; yeiar; promises?; to''  be; a;yea/of igreat; activlty in��� the'  "/Fort; S teeie:;clistr.icti;H  ;;f6r?tlie yellow metal?as;,\vell-:,as?  ?the ;?b u tpu V: |>iy'sil-vei'-1 bad,^ ''q resy  a.nd['.as 1 h/the?past year?tlie Fort  Steele /mining . di vision yvil 1 .be.  tlie  largest loitdyproducing dis-  ?trict in ^British'Columbia. i;.       ;;  ,'������' ."-.'-'���,;-''- -',.;��� :-y*y"*.;-;��� ���*.���?'���������.'��� -..'.'-. '.,'.-���" y  7'r, There   Is ...no  doubt but; that  liipii/will see'  a; great -interest  .taken,    in :.Southeast   Kootenay  mines, not"alohe in inining spec-  ���'������ti]atiou?/but.legitiiiii.ite^iniuin'g-r-.'  a  branch; of   industry .which is.  , regarded as among'"the safest in-.  vestments the  country   has  got  npw.    Many large financial coiti-  "panies are now  on   the   lookout  for  gold or  copper   properties.  -and   some  of   the.   best  people,  .'with? large -capital,   are   going  into them.    Southeast Kootenay  will come to the frorit  this/year,  in all branches,.of the mining'' iri-  'dustry. :-..-���       ;       '  ' \   7:    '; .. -,.''���  m0>7^^  "Mx^  NIK  ^mm^m^m^  GENERAL'3-:?:':  MERCHANTS  Fort Steele,  //Z//??.'.:/-B;C/  t .,.,,.        . ;i ...y/-^/ .....  ; New Year" Thoughts.  Contribiitijctby Rev"G. H.'Findlay. :      -.-���'.���'-.-,..������  .t'i-oin",t,im'e,immemorial. Sew Yrear:s  day has? been ii ;tinte?;oi.i.-..Which;men  have accustomed themselves to look,  backwards -and forwards, to measure  the results .of,,.111 e past, and lay fresh  'plans fqr .the'.future:     ���"��� ;"./' ,;,;���������,  ���The   oky.'adage,,' of  Marti'ii.'Tupper's  comes fresh to ou'r minds: '' "Lifeo; is 'a  tower. Svith a;Staircase of "inany ; steps',  That.,   us ' the ' .traveller   ascencletli.  .'ci.'.umbleth  suecessiy.ely ,behiiul  him.'r  If this bo.trag] it is not sminji'c that  w�� should ]iause. and 'look in frpnt to  the step upon which \v,e are abojit to  set our .''feet,, and behin.d, to the'step  which \ve are leaving- beneath us.   ���".y!  Xe.w Year's resolutions have become  proverbial for their freiiueney,.'-' and at  thi' -iiiiii' time {pr their frailty. .We  all' remember Kmerson's" whimsical,  lament about.' himself: . "What is the  use'of making ''resolutions if .the same  Old '.awbri'akcr is. jroiti^--' to keep  them?,"',  ��� However.,in spite ul' this, wc venture  to lay down u puir of resolutions, which  mij.'-lil be-prolitably iiiad.-ii.nd kept bv  ul! of us; at tli.-. Ii.-eiiinili^ ol ;i New  .Year.. ' ,  Wc. |h*i111'��� 'iii.irs'-l ve- upon liein^' an  educated people. : 1111 i ,-r reitd inu- people,  liiujfliV and aci ustiMiied to' lliitiK lor.  ours.-I ve-,. And w.- iii-e. ��� ir)i|i| ihat so  Mi in -Ii   of   till-   i-'lrne;   lull,  al,  I lie same  I illie.   V- e   IliiVe ollell  oeeasioil  1(1  blllC'lll .  ho'.'- little power ol real I h i ill; illy i-miiii-s  Ollt of ! he >-duration -.'..- ree.'i\e. Ta.l;e  any av.-ra*.'.- ^roup of averae,.' iiien. i-ii-  c-jiio'd. .in .the discussion m!" ^nuie i|iies-  lii.m in whi.'h lie-y tii-e-inliT'i'sti'd.. anil  one ha- often ..i-e.asioii to i-einar'k the  lai-y.e iii.-asni-i- of. natural I'nree and  shr.-.wiln.'-.- di.spliiyeil. and y.-t, at the  's.'line.t ilne. I )n'\aluio^l utter absence of  ifrasp and.'I r.iiniii^.' inaliilitv to see  two side:- of tin.' same subject, or to  keep to the liiuiii issue without, waftrler-  in>r.    And the reason i- Ian far io .-oek.  .... To eease foiva'-: lfttle- while :,0111-:-;out-,  cries aboiitc.oi'rupt'i.On'"in': ;])dlit;ies,��.and  out-y'deiiuiiciaticin . l: of"; hypoci-isyy hi  ���ohiu'o.'ho'k"-viuiii;'ftoi'-s'ne  rathey iivlinntins; upland eldiuiiug:.(n'rt  .the;dark:S])btsriii;otii' qwtitiearts;:: '.Our,  cliiu'elies aiid;oiii'.])(Miti,es'arc,jiist.abbiit  ;as''vrp'ocli a^wto()dr^iVes;pe't'tniy;flie.iii;u;i:  l>c:?aiui it'would ��� fee1?prettywhard for:  t,heitrtbd-)8inUo]i.'bcttcr.,^yvi;.,?.= -::vSly;-i  ';"/\yd'have;;i-ec'ehtly attpridcdyiysopial-  istie ineetiiii;-. at ���wlii'ch'.:,ft,\vo.;';opposing'  speakers were -very. much, iii- evidence.  rOne of tticiii,'a:yiass'Kionseiou�� ..riivolu-  tiotiai\y socialist?and ;aiiothei':,beloiiff-  injr to theyi.'1al3ian'"sohool, who believed  ih, the thin ed^e of t."lie:\vedg-e. ; And  the.; comiilime.iits,, which were beihjr  hurleiV across the .room',' were a,yijry  g-ooci excinjiliiication : in the? shajie' of  speech,, of what. ProsiJent Roosevelt  calls "The-' Strenuous .Life.-.'. And'in  .one.cpi'iier of .the. room several tipsy  men ..werecheerine- vociferously for the  "Ideal State..'' A ml we could",, not' re-,  frairi frpni asking"., ourselves the question :?��� Supposing the '.''Ideal',. State;'.  to exist what would become, of it, in, the  hands of sueli eit.i/.ens.as.these? , .  ,- It/is men. .niore thaii measures.;: that  \ve,want: and.' we" can not top often face  the truth;bf Herbert Speiicei'.s declaration: --".Wc caniiot bring- goldeir conduct out of leaden' instincts"; What  then is the use of blaming- institutions,  unless we.have tirst.of'all -.blamed our-  ,se.l\;f.sV ��� An'd what would be the use of  reforming- institutions unless .at the  same time we, reform ourselves':' :  ; We'can never g-el. much beyond , tlie  wisdom of thc=old l^rig-lish Rhymester: ���  -   yi.f every man would ineiid a man.  Then all mankind-were mended: .,���  '��������� Would every ..man dbfend'a home,/'-.  ��� Then ail would be defended."  1 ,:  rvv.-,-������:  |:...-,. .,...      .,...,........,:,,.....,.:. ,...,.  ^ .AGENTS /TOR-- ���r:y..y.(yy-yv-.. . .-..le-;-,.-.;;.^...,-^, y-y-;.;���--.:---;,,..:,;;,:..;,  Tf     - ; 'y'77yy y.'yy:-... y, v,",.��� yy    - ',.''yiy,-",.":".::yy':y r'"7.7:-,fy:":7'  :$   Griant Pow&dr/ Go^pGon'sl  ^7\,7y7 7,7y77y7.:7-n_..:7-.,^y.;:.7yy^  :/^/:?'/:;-?,-y/?'?/'//-??'^-/'/-':/'/,^  ���Have just receiyed. t\vbA  .// ??y: ''Carloads' of ??/:;'?/���,/  tt  y^  ��� #  /$?  /^'  ���'-���T'-rf,  y%  ;:--'.'.y ���  7$:  m.  ;. ;,'-,������-���'.':.;������ '��� '���:.-/������::TO';.'-y;.. y ... '���:,-.; y;  ���?;.y,";SEATILE/ ��� TACOM'ky'//  .."���,.;?-';. ;and';all '���"������",-,/'??'���"���,.yy  .,/Pa;cific.://Coasi/-;Points/y  ST, PAUL, CHICAGO^ NEW YORK,  Palace and Tourist;.'  Sleepers, Buffett  Library Cars,���;: Modern  ;��� r>ay; Coaches.    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Not Particular  ./.',-.  y.  /; Dontai-avetoyer.the liliiiois Celltral;'  a.s;any old. t'oacl,'\yi.ll; dbiyoii aiid wtvdiiiit,.  ���'\ya'n.t;,:-yo.iii''-'.;'|K^  pai'ticilhir aiiil.���������waiiiii the liest ,;inci liieati;  to'liave it, tiskthtirtlcketagoiitstorpiite  ���you;-yMa^lih.q:;-lL.Li^OlS  tlie^U.,<)a'd';:t,liat.'rii;.n,s-v:in'oiij>li;'s^  bule; trains heiweeii .St.; Paiil.;,/Oiha!nu  Gliii;ag6,:''St,'. 'Louis.; .Meiiipliisyanil:'New';.  oi'ieahsy;',;:*;: ���/ .":'.v;yy;y '.y 'y'. ?? ;'���;;;.'* z? 77  ���''���'" No,;.iid(liticinal ,eliarge:/is:,inadc; foKy.  seiit in (yui''reeliiiing-S:haii;;;cai's/'wliiiSh  arb, jitled 'withiihiyatories ,aiid  siholviiig;.;  r6oins'yaijd,''haM^^  ?J.'lliLt.Qw/ \-i:'i;OVQ/i'p;'!/r^O'TS; 0lp'N':'JL'|lY/\ 1'^'  .arG'4-heVlowesbaiid^  ^nol.e;ybe.m':''iii;;'c(iniii!etloii..r.wM^ ; tihy.i  franseonfinehtaldiiio.-v:;*,/'  -.^v.-:'- "7 ;. y  ,; B;'H?;TKUin.!U.r.;LVCoiiu  y' 7 7 \-f2':r�� bird; -S t,.,. Po/tl a iid ,;;0 :��� fig/ii 1'?  ?-::.l/c/'/ixp^K/;;Tyih::^/f:?:^  'v^t!?!-feTlui:tf^  /yiytR/l'iio^'Sofc?,]^?  t../Golman^.Blils;'./Se:ati;le?A\'as.hy,;?.?;/y  Dry  Goods  Boots  y, '���; Hats  ;and   Gaps���;S  and   Shoes.  General Merclian(iiSe^  %P*m3��M?^^  7i  "'��� '���������������������������       ''     ������''^  B^  ���*  H"  ARE NOW SELLING  ���H  " NOTICE.-'  Sixty ".days after date I . intend io  apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands arid"'Works for ,.permission ' to  purchase the followin��- desci'ibed land  for pastural ])iii'p()ses. I'Jeyinuinjr at a  stake planted 'JO chains1 north of the  southeast/corner of Lot lo. thence east  ��d chains, thence north '20." chains,  thence west SO chains, thence: south L'O  chains containiiie-.l'iO acres.  ' Dated ;it Wolf Creek' the 1 Ith day of  November. l!t(l-l.. '     .  ".i.-K. l-I'lJ.MPI-'tKHYSj  : .17 ��� "   Ae-ent  VV. Kl t"K"NCII  Shaving '^ Hair'Dressing Parlor  N.'.vl In Si nil licoiiii lliilel  .    KOItT '.STEELE,    ��.   C.  Alt  Kinds   .if  lluir  W.u-k   a   Specialty  .A.  .1.  CI U'Y/.y  -     -     I'KOI'R.ll'ri'OIv.  J.   HIGH WARDEN.    ;  PIONEER   BARBER SHOP  Everything Strictly First Class.  Ni'xt- door lo the /'ron/icrtor  s*I  SHARES!^  Capital ,l-i()06,006 ' Shares of Par Value of  $1.00 Each.    ' ./'/:'/  ('oiistruetion work is beiiiff rai'iidly; carried, on' in a thorough and suhr  stantial .manner and when completed it proniise.s to be the most up'to date  power producer'in Canada. Two miles of Mull,Hiver can lie drained by tlieir  lluu'ie. 'and-'a. Subsidiary (Join piiny' has been formed t.o, operate thjs part of the,  work and it i.s estimated that sullicicnt yellow metal will be. procured I'rom t.he  dry lied ol" the river to more than pay for the cost, of the l.'owcr I Man!., !..'���> ic;  oveiv    ' .' ' y7 .' '. . .  Then- is also I'urined a, SubsidiaryTowusite Company,!.,!)'look after thei.  inlei'i'sts in, this connection a ml; on accouiil. oi the in i nine- and other resources in  its immediate proximity considerable a'c.t.ivil.y is anticipated in this Department.  With   Kach Shn.rc <>.  River' Falls Power and  bonus':���-  ' 8toc;U- purcl'iasud in tlie Pull  Light, Company is given'as a  One share in the Mining Dept. and  One share in the Townsite Dept.  Buy now as thc price will undoubtedly advance as the worl ol'  construction nears couiple'imi.  :' Yoiir   attention ..'.is   called   to  .the,  "Pioneer .Limited','-trains of the   ",Mil-  waukee'<&;St,Patil.lvail-way.'" '''The only. .,  poi'fcQt trains iii the.world.;'' , ."���:.���' .; ',:  You, will, liiid it d'esiriihle to' ride on,  tlio'se trains .when going';to aiiy point in;,.-  the Eastci'ii. 'States-or  Ciinada.. -They  connect   with- ...all .^Traiiseonti nental."  Trains,  and ? iij'l.-. 'Ticket ' .'Ajfents; ' sell ,'  tickets.. y   .-;" '.:    .;'..'.. ..:-,,:    ���;'.'-'   ..."  'For fiu'thOr iiiI'ormatioiv, pampli lets,  etc, ask any .Ticket .'Agent'of-    .,'  R. L. 'FORD,..:;.  , B?-'S/'.-ROW'-E,  ...   ;,;-.'  ������     Pass; Agent,      "���- General��� A'gent,' "  '���. i ������'"? SPOKANE? "-. '���'.���..���'.'���'Pb.RTLANP', "  GEARY   & DQYUE.  Liveru, Feed &; Sale Stable.  Fort Steele B.C  .   Regular  Daily   Stage vmeets  all  trains at Foi't Steele 'Junction'.  SADDLE & "PACK HORSES  1 KAMING' Ol-' ALL  KIN OS A SPECIALTY  ANDREW    NEIDIG  GONTRftGTOR     and    BUILDER  IIOUSK AND SIGN PAINTING  CALCIMINiNG anil PA'l'KIt HANGING  FOKT STEELE, B. C.  8^"   All   work  promptly done.  SUBSCRIBE.  FOR  THE PROSPECTOR.  "'������<'' yl THE PROSPECTOR, FORT STEELE, B. C,  DECEMBER 'iii. 1904.  IL-  %\$z ^fvG&pstfox  . SATURDAY,  l>KO. ill. 1904  Southeast Kootenay in 1904.  lumber   'pro-  is   140,000.000  FRUIT    AND  Continued from Pa��e 1.  In this district, are located 30  suwmiHs, which were in active  operation early in 1H04. Tlie  present condition of the lumber  industry is not encouraging.  The lumber market of Manitoba  and th<.' Northwest, having been  Hooded by cheap American  lurn-  , be.r. has been very discouraging  to Ihe lumber trade of Soulheast  Kootenay. The lumbermen of  British Columbia are emphatic  in their demand for a protective  t a rill". The Americans sell lumber where they can find a market  defy  competition   in tlieir home  ' market, and undersell British  Columbia lumber producers.  The Laurier "government has  been asked to protect the lumber  industry of this province���will  they dp ii/r        , "  Tlie estimated  duction; for 1004  foot.  ACItlCULTURE,  CATTLE  UA1S1NC  ��� Extending from the headwaters of the Kootenay river,  south to ���the' ��� International  boundary fine���between the  main range of the Rocky mountains on the east, and the Selkirk range on the west���lies the  fertile valley of the .Kootenay  river, varying in wid.th from  'twenty to forty miles. Here are  "to be found till the elements required to constitute, a rich and  progressive district, consisting  of rich agricultural soil," magni-  ������fleent herbage for cattle,, horses  and sheep, a .salubrious climate,  favorable to health, and fruit  growing, together with bound;  less forests of timber. Throughout the valley are scattered  many ranches and farms.�� aud  during the past year considerable attention has,been' given,to  the cultivation of cereals.  The nutritious grasses of the  foot-hills, on both sides of the  river afford ample food supply  for horses, cattle and sheep,  with abundance of good water,  a slight snow-fall and moderate  climate make tliis an ��� ideal  country for stock raising.  Considerable attention ' is now  given to fruit-growing. At  Wasa., Tracy'creek,' Fish Lakes  and the vicinity of Fort Steele  there are 4a number of small  orchards which are' doing well.  It is estimated that > several  thousand fruit, trees, which have  been ordered for delivery this  fall and next spring, will be set  out next season. Small fruits  such .as currants, strawberries  raspberries and gooseberries  do wclr^Tuid are extremely luscious. Thc local market ts large  and will steadily develop, owing  to tho rapid development of the  mining industry, and increase of  railway communication by the  construction of the Kootenay  Central Railway.  NOTICE.  NOTIOH is liiTi'liy Kivon tliai. :U) days fiom  ihis date, I intend lo nppl.v to tho Honorable  Cliiei' Commissioner.- of ���' Lands and Works  ��� at, Vii-.iorin, B.C, loi- a Lioeneo to prospect for  Coal and Petroleum on the following described  lands: --      .'   .        -     .       -    - '.."...'  I. Situated aboiu, 22 miles north' of tilt  International Boundary Line, and three miles  north of Oil and Sage Creole, in Southeast  ICootcnny,' U.C.. aiid eommencinn. at' �� post  marked' northeast corner post of John W.  Baker's claim-, thence west eighty chains,  .thence south eighty'chains, thence east. ei.Klity  chains, thence north eighty chains to the place  of besriiiniiin, containing (110 acres more oi- less  and adjoining Remi A. Chick's claim.  Located this ITlli.day.of November, 1901.      . '  John VV.BaUer, l.ocalor  '���'.'���������' George Miller. Agent  . '2. SituiU'd about 22. miles north of th'  Inn'i'iialional Boundary Line; and about litre  ���" miles noi th of Sage and Oil creek, iu Southeas  Kootenay , B.C.., find  commencing  at   a   pos  marked' northwest corner post, of Mrs. Emma  Baker's   claim,    thence   cast  eighty   chains  iheucc south eighty chains, thence wcst.cighty  chains, thence north eighty chains to the place  of beginning, containing (!W acres more or less.  and adjoining John W. Baker'.s claim.  Located this ITth .day of November, HUM.  i, Mrs. Emma Biker. Local or.  George Miller, Agent  ' :i. Situated about 22 miles north of the  International Boundary Line, and aboul three  miles north of Oil and Sage creek, in Southeast  lvooteuay. B. C, and commencing at a posl  marked southwest, corner post of G. O..Smith's  claim, thence mirth eighty chains, thence cast  eighty eluiins, thence south eighty chains,  thence wett eighty cualtic.to place of beeln-  | ning. containing!. 10 acres jiioicoi less, and adjoining Mrs. Emma Baker's claim. .  Located tlns'l'th day ol November. WOl.  G. O. Smith. Locator  George Miller. Agent  I.   Situated   about  22  miles   north   of   the  International Boundary Line, and about three  mile north of Oil and Sage cieek. in_Southeast  ICooienay.   B- C.   and   < ominencing at a post  miuked the southeast corner post of Florence  .L. Smith's claim, thence, noi th eighty chains,  thence west eighty chains, thence south eighty  chains,   thence    ea<t   eighty   chains   to    the  place of beginning, containing 010 acres  more  or  less,   and   adjoining   thc   claim   of  J.  W.  Bakci.  Located this 17th day ol November. HUB.  Floience \j. Smith. Locator  George Miller. Agent  ."i.   Situated    about   21  miles  north  ol  the  International Boundary  Line  .and about  Ave  irillu north of Oil and Sa��e creek, in Southeast  ICooienay.  B.C.. und commencing at   a   post  marked  the northwest corner post of Jas,  A  McLean's claim, thence east eighty   chains'  thence south eighty chain-., thence west oighi>  chains, thence noith eighty chain'- to the place  of beginning, conlnining 040 acres mure or less,  and adjoining G. O. Smith's claim.  Located this I'lli day of November. IW11. '  .la��. A. McLean, Locator  Geoige Miller. Agent  u '  il. Situated aboul 21 miles ninth of .tlie  Internationa! Boundaiy Line, and about live  miles noi th of Oil and Sage creek, in Southeast  Koolenay., B. (;.. ami commencing at a'post  marked northwest corner-post of Miriam H".  McLean'* claim, thence west eighty chains,  llionce south eighty chains, tlicnce cast eighty  chains, thence north eighty chains to the place  of beginning, containing i!Id acres more or le-s,  and adjoining FloieneclL. Smith's claim.  Located this 17th day of November. lfHM.  Miiiain.W. McLean. Loci'tor  (      '    , George Miller, Agent  7. Situated about 21 miles north of the  International Boundary Line, and about live  miles north of Oil and Sage, creek,  in South Kast, Kootenay. 11. C. and commencing at a post marked the southeast corner  post of Jennie Govan's claim, thence north  eighty chains, thence we-t eighty chains,  thence south eighty chains, thence east eighty  'chains to the place of beginning, containing G-10  acres, more oi less, and adjoining tlie claim  ol Miriam W. McLean.  Located this 17th day of November, 1M14.  , Jennie Govan, Locator  George Miller. Agent  ii. Situated about 21 miles north of the  Internalioiial Boundary Line, and about live  miles noi th of Oil and Sage creek, in Southeast  Kootenay, B.C., and commencing al a post  marked the southwest corner post of Kobert  Slum's claim, thence north eighty chains,  thence east eighty chains, thence south eighty  chains, thence west eighty chains to the place  of beginning, containing (III) acres more or less,  and adjoining the claim of Jas. A. McLean.  Located this 17th day of November, 1004.  Kobert Shaw, Locator  George Miller, Agent'  P. Situated about'22 miles,, north'of'the  International' Boundary Line, and about three  miles north of Oil and Sage creek, in Southeast  Kootenay. B. C.,' commencing at a post  marked the northeast corner post of Alfred  Giv.en's claim, thence west eighty chains,-  thence south eighty eluiins. thence east eighty  chains', thence north eighty chains to the place  of beginning.'eo'ntaining CIO acres more or less  and adjoining (he claim of Mrs. lCmnia Baker.  Located this 17th day of November, 1001.  q      Allied Given. Locator  '     George Miller, Agent  in. Situated about 22 miles north of the  International Boundary Line, and about  three miles north of Oil and Sage creek, Southeast Kootenay. B.C.. and commencing nt a post  inaikctl the southeast corner post of Nick  Hoem's claim, thence north eighty chains,  thence west eighty chains, thence south eighty  chains, thence cast eighty chains to thc place  of beginning, containing UId acres morn or less,  and adjoining the claim of Alfred Given.  Located this i7th day of November. liKll.  .    - Nick Hoom. Locator  George Miller. Agent  11. Situated about 22 miles north.of, the fn-  loi-naiioual Boundary Line, and about three  miles north of Oil and Sage creek, in Southeast  Kootenay. B.C.. and commencing at a post  marked the northwest corner post ol Adam  Ijunlop's claim, thence ea>t suCehains, thence  south SO chains, thence west hi) chains, thence  north SO chains to place ol beginning, containing 610 acres inoic or less, and adjoining claim  of Altred Given.  Lociilcd llii- irtli day ol November. I'.'Ol.  Adam Duulop, Locator  George Miller. Agent.  12. Situated about 22 miles uorth of the International Boundary Line, and about three  miles north ol Oil and Sage creek, in Soulheast  Kootenay. B.C.. 'and commencing tit a post  maikcd -southwest corner post of Mrs. Johanna  Froistcud's claim, thence f north SO chains,'  thence east SO chains, thence south 80 chains,  thence west ,MJ cli.iiii-.=to place of beginning,  containing (ill) acres, more or less, and adjoining claim of Adam IJunlop.  Located Ihis 17th day of November. I III) I.  Mrs. Johanna Froistead. Locator  George Miller. Agent  1:1. Situated aboul 21 miles north of the International Boumlary Line, and about live  miles north of OH and Sage creek, in Southeast  Koolenay. B.C., and commencing al a post  maikcd the northwest corner post of Fmuna A.  Johnson's claim', thence east SO chains, thence  south si) chains, thence west SO chains, thence  north 80 eluiins to place ot beginning, containing CIO acres more or less, and adjoining  the claim of.Mrs. Johanna Froistead.  Located this 17th day br November, 190-1:   ;������  F.iiima A. Johnson; Locator  George Miller,, Agent  II. Situated aliout(2l miles north of the International Boundary Line, and about five  miles north of Oil and. Sage creek, in .Southeast  Kootenay, B.C., and commencing at a i>ost  mai-kedlhc northeast, corner post of-1311a M.  ffisk's claim, (hence west 80 chains, thence  south 80 chains', thence east 80 chains, thence  north SO chains to place of beginning, containing M0 acres more or less'; and adjoining the  claim of Nick Hoem.,  Located tnis'17th .'.ay of November, 11101. ,  ���Kiln M. Fisk, Locator  George'Miller, Agent  ,15.   Situated about 21 miles north of the  International    Boundary  Line,  and   about   live  miles north of Oil and Sage creek, in Southeast  Kootenay,   B.C.,   and   commencing  at a  post  marked thc southeast eornor post of  F.dith ,1.  Miller's claim, thoncc west. Ho chains,  thence  icirth.MU chains, thence cast SO chains,  thence  south- SO chains to place of beginning, containing IHO acres; more or less, and  adjoining the  claim .or 1311a M..Fisk.  Located this I7th day of November, I'.iOI.  j     Kdlth I. Miller, Locator  George Miller, Agent  III. .Situated about 21 miles north of the In-  tcriintlonal Boundary Line, and about live  miles north of Oil and Sage cicelt, in Southeast  Koolenay. B- <:., and commencing at a. post  marked the southwest corner post or Charles.  W Currah's claim, thence.- oust H!l chains,',  thence north SO chains, llionce west SO chains.'  thence south SO chains to place of beginning  eoutuinin't'iHOticre'more or  le;s, and  adjoin  r ���*��� ��.��.�� -����� j  3i  im  jgs?��??,? %jtflfa  FORT  Ik  The Mining Center of South. East Kootenay  Tlie Largest  Mineral Areas,  and the Most  Extensive  Coal Fields on the  American Continent  are Situated in  South Cast Kootenay  Agriculture  Grazing and the  (i r  Lumber Industry  are Prominent  Features of the  District.  The proposed Crow's Nest and Golden Railway will pass  through Fort Steele and Tap the Greatest Mineral Belt of the  District. _   ������  Choice Business and Residence lots for Sale  Apply to .''���'*"  R. L. T. Galbraith,  Townsite office  ing the claiin of Emma A .loluison.  Localtiil this ITth day of November. 1001.  Charles \V. Curr'ah. Locator  ,   Ucorge Miller. Agent  17. Situated about IK milos north of the International Ijoundary,, Line, and about one  mile north of thc south fork of Oil and Sage  creel:, In-Southeast Kootenay, U.C.. and commencing at a post marked the southeast corner  post of William Mathcw's claim, thence north  80 chains, thence \ve��t SO chains, thence south  80 chains, thence cast SO chains to plnce of  beginning, containing 6-10 acres more or less,  and adjoining the chum of J. A. Shull.  Located thi5,,l8th day ol November, 1901.'  ' ���    William Matthews. Locator'  ' George Miller, Agent t  '.*.  18. Situated about 18'miles north of the International rioundary Line and about one mile  north of the south fork of Oil and Sage creek,  in Southeast Kootenay, I5.G., and commencing  at a vost marked the southwest eornor post of  Marea Uols' claim, thence north sO chains,  thence cast SO chains, thence south SO chains,  thence west SO chains to place of beginning,  containing ii 10 acres more or less, and adjoining the claim of William Matthews.  Locaicd this ISth day of November, 1001.  Marca KoK Locator  ��� (.ieorge Miller. Agent  r  III. Situated about IS miles north oi the International Houndary i.ine. and about one'mile  noith of the south folk of Oil and Sage creek,  in southeast Koolenay. H.O., and commencing  at a post marked the northeast corner posrof  Frank Link's claim, thence west 80 chains,  thence south SO chains', thence easl Ho chains,  thoncc nor Hi 80 chains,' lo place of beginning.'"  containing (510 acies, more or less, and adjoining the claim of ,T. Anderson.  Located this 18th day of November, 1001.  Frank Link. Locator  Cleorgc Miller. Agent  ���JO. Situated about IS miles north of the International Houndary Line, and about one mile  north of the south lork of Oil and Sage creek,  in South "Kast Kootenay. n.C. and commencing  at a post marked, the northwest corner post of  Mary Marks' claim, thence cast SO chains,  thence south SO chains, thoncc west 80 chains,  thence north SO chains to the place of beginning  containing 010 acres more or less, and adjoining  the claim of Krank Link.  Located this 18th day of November. 1001.  1 Mary Marks, Locator  George Miller. Agent  ���21. Situated about Hi miles north of the International Houndary Line, and on the south  fork of Oil and 'Sage creek, in South Bast  Kootenay, 1S.U.. and commencing at a post  marked the southeast corner post, of Mary U.  Payn's claim, thence west 80 chains, thence  north 80 eluiins. thence east SO chains, thence  south.80 chains to place of beginning, contai -  ing 610 acres more or less; and adjoining the  claim of Prank Link.  Located this'18th day of November, 100-1,  Mary D. Payn. Locator  , ..'���������' '' ' George Miller, Agent  22. Situated about Hi miles north of the International Houndary Line, and on the south  fork of Oil and Sage creek, in Southeast Kootenay, 11:0.. and commencing at a post marked,  the southwest corner post or Catherine T.  Carey's claim, thence north SO ^chains, thence  east 80 chains, thence south SO chains, thence  west 80,chains to place of.begiiiuing. containing  t;IU acres more or less, and adjoining the claiin  ot Mary Marks. .   ' '  ���'  Located this 1.8th day or November. 1H01.  -..'' Catherine T. Carey. Locator  George Miller. Agent  IKI. Situate:! about Hi miles north of tin; ln7  ternat.ioniil Houndary Line and on'tin; south  fork of Oil and Sage creek. In Southeast lCooto-  nay, li.C, and commencing at a post marked  the, northeast corner post of .1. ('. Cn i-rah's claim  thence west K0.chains, thence south so chains  thence cast. 80 chains, tlieiice north SO chains,  to place- of beginning .joutaining I'.-lo acres inbri;  or less, i'in'd -adjoining the. claim of Mary l>.  I'ayn.  'Located Ibis IKt.h day of November  IHDI.  .1. ('.. Currali. Locator  ("IiMirg^Miller. Agenl     j  ���;:i Shunted.about H". miles north or the In- j  ternational Houndary Line, mid on the. south  fork or Oil and Sag.; creek, in South cast Kboto- j  liny,'I.I.C.. ami commencing "I �� post inarkpd :  tlie northwest .. rner post.or Mary O'Neal's,  chilin.  thence  i.'MSt Wi chains,  thence sou 111 SO  chains, thence west SO chains.'thence north 80  chains to place ol beginning. containing,.fil0  acres more of less, and adjoining the claim of  Catheiine T. Carey.     ,.  Located this ISlh day of November, 1004.  Mary O'Neal, Locator  oil George Miller, Agent  MINEKAL.ACT.  (FOIIM R)  CBItTIFlCATR OF IMPHOVEMKNTR.  NOTICE.  ("        I  ���'Mite'",   "Violet   Pruution*"  ttiid   ".lew  Fraction'- Mineral Claims.  ,  'Situate in the  Port Steele Mining Division  of Kast Kootenay District'.  Where located:���On Sullivan 21111.  Take notice thai I, Thos. T. McVittie. P.M.C.  No., H73710, agent for C. W. Hurdsall. I'\M C.  No. HTSliTl. W. .1. Whines, Free Miner's Certill-  cute No. H7.V170. inteiul. sixty day.s irom the  date hereof, to apply Io the Mining Kecorder  for a Certihcatc of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant ol thc above  claims.  .And further take notice that action, under'  section 37, must be commenced heroic the issuance of such Certificate or Improvements.  Dated this- ���aith day of November, A.1J. HOI.  Ill TltOS. T. McVlT'lMK  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that the Koolenay  Cariboo and Pacitic Unilwny Company twill  apply to the Parliament of Canada at ils next  session for an amendment to tho Act incorporating and relating to the Company to extend  the time for thc commencement, extension and  completion of its main .line and branches mid  for othei purposes.  Uated at Cranbrook, H.C.. December I'Jlh. 1001  ,      HARVEY A: MoCARTICK,  frf   . Solicitors for Applicants.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that application will  be made to the Legislative Assembly of Hie  Province of liritish Columbia at its next  session for an Act to revive, ratify and coiitirm  to the* Kootenay Cariboo & Pacilic Railway  Company all the rights, powers, privileges and  franchises conferred by thc Kootenay Cariboo  & Pacific Railway Companv Act 1003 upon said  Company, and to declare that notwithstanding  that surveys have not been made in accordance  .with Section 20 of the said Act. the said Company is and has been since tlie passage of the  said Act a body corporate and politic under the  name of the "Kootenay. Cariboo & Pacilic  Railway Company" with tlie rights, powers,  privileges and franchises thereby conferred in  all respects as if the surveys had been ' made in  accordance with said Section 20. and to extend  the time for making the said surveys re'(|Uirecl  by Section 20 6f the said Act'  Dated at Cranbrook. 15.C, this lHlh day of  December. lOO-i.   ���   . '-.  HARVEY &' McCAHTEK,  5'^; ��� .,     -Solicitors for Applicants.  NOTICE. .���'."',  TAKK .NOTICI'? that, f ink'tiil to  apply to.the Chief. <'oiiiiiiissioiH'.i' of  Lands aiu[ VVoi'ks fof a twcnty-oiii; yctir  lease .'Uwfiu.- and .carry'.away tiinliri'  from .the 'followiiio- described lands  .situate in Southeast, lvooteuay Distrust:  Coinmeiie.iiifT ;Lt a post planted.on the  west bank of Sheep .crei'lc. just below  tlie mouth of (!oat<'l'(;i.;k, or otherwise  known as tlie lirst. forks of-Slieep crcek  tliiMH'e. north.forty cliiiius. thence, east  three hundred and twenty chains,  thence .south four hundred chains lo  northern boundary of Lot -\WM), thence  west alone'said boundary throe hundred  aud twenty I'.hailis. thence north three  hundred and sixty cha'ns to point of  comiueiiceiucnt, containiiio; l'_'.S(HI ncroe  Dated this ilth day of November. A-  I).. I'.IOI. '  .-.0 ������ T. II. h.'I'K.N'WLCK.  NOTICE. ������ ,  ��� 'J'iiko notice that thirty days nfler  date I intend lo sijiply hi the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works for  a tweuty-ono year lea^e over (lie fnllow-  in�� described lands in' .-Joutli Kast  Ivootenay:-  (Jommoneinp- at a post planted ul 1 he-  north west coi'tier of Lot ,"iilS5. (Iroup  One. thence west oneo and one half  niilo.s. tlienec north four miles, tlieiice  east one mile, thence north two miles,  th'enco ciisj one and one hWlf miles.  Ihenee south two niilos, llietic.eeasl one  and one half mile*, thence .south ' four  miles, (hence west 1 wo anil otic half  miles more or I'ess'Mo place' of lie-  o'innini;.  Daled Jleeeinber 7th. 1!H)-L  ���VJ NKY CIU'TK,  Localor.  NOTICE. -  Sixty days after date I intend to '  apply to the Chief Commissioner or  Lands and Work.- for permission ;to'  purehase ilie followitto described land  in I''at, I. Koolenay, Port Steele Di.-lric-t,  lor pasiural purposes. IJeoiimiii" at a  post plained :il ihe southeast corner of  Lot TUO.'l. on 1he northern bouudiiry of,.  Lot 1-1. thence north L'O chains to the  north east corner ,of Lot 700.Vthenoe  east. (JO eluiins.' thence south '10 chains  moi'v or les? to the norl'herii boundary  of Lot Mi. thence"wij.-t alono- ihe northern boundary of Lois Mi ;ind M to place  of beoinnino conlainiiio-.lOO acres more  or loss. ,    r  Daled al Woll Creek the :lrd  day  of  Deiremlier. 11J01 .���  ' ���   '       ��� W.  KUKNUH.  ^mmmmmmmmmmiitmmfnsmmmmmmmmmmfe!  | N. HANSON, I  General JVler'clieifit  Liciwor- Dealer.  AND  S^     Manufacturer of all Kinds of Lumber, ,    A large assort-    ^'  ZZZ ment of seasoned Lumber and Shingles'always 3  2^ on hand 'ZS  ^ DLMENSION      LUMBER     A     SPECIALTY. 3  |      WflSfl, - -- BG.      1  Fort  Steele  Cigar   Store  A  Fine Line of  Cigars, Pipes and Tobaccos  Billiard Room  ' watchi-:s   and  jewelrv  ENGRAVING and REPAIRING  '- "A?line'line,oi?  .XMAS    GOODS     to arrive soon  ���.���*'���������'���'.   ,'y. '���-----���: PERIODICALS   Toys,   Books   and   Stationery  ���v  REPEATING RIFLES  No'matt'c.r what your ideas or preferences  are about a rifle, some one of eight different Winchester models will surely suit  you. 'Winchester Rifles are made, in all  calibers, styles and weights ; and whichever inudel you select, you can count on  its bein�� well made and finished, reliable  in action   arid' a strong, accurate shooter.  I��=w*l'  f~     P  ���l-'KI'.li   Smd your  namr and addrrss   on  d postal  iir    Hi-i . race   illustrated    cataloc".  card   for  ^>  WINCHESTER    REPEATING   ARMS   CO  NEW HAVEN. CONN. .THE PROSPECTOR, FORT STEELE, ,?B. ,0.y DECEMBER ;;i,   1001.  ftiiFWin���aawai  V-.-,*-.. w^^7#:;t:rXyx^7^:7*7 >;;3<>;;^v^^>q^;>,;>:^;^-yp.;-;^;  '">  ' *  ''������?,���  :'$'  '#,'���  ������.'&  t  ; 4.  : X".  T. %  'I  f  '     : Ai' "  ��� i^v  ������'��� V  v*y  . y*r..  A ���'  #  Sterling y,Sifve:r:?:y.  .������kr..  ;  -���' .."iI'-.v-r--��� h,ai-;<7'tt m,f'ZK^  price* that \t:ill ���pTectyei:guu7y-'],:'y-     ,'?���'?'?  y The  smallest "MaiI Order vyiII  y -yy?:?,  ��� ..'������     ,; receive pur prompt attention, y    ? '    ;>  ..'    ''  ':'  ''..    '   '"'" '"    . vo��v'''!   ���. ..'.''  .      .'.   '..     /'''-:.���    .-������ '..';      . .,'���������:  ''"'���'..���','---'| .'������..' ���" ���  ,',:'   Notliizig ,;will .make '������'���:;x: .nipre.apprqpriat'e reinehiy  brance than a,;- '  ;���'; ,     ''.".���.y\7 ?>.,.;./?"' "���???���'"...';������;:'.  ������ ??��� ���   ��� '���??' '''���'.','������' Souvei^irySppdn'^^afmi^m^y-'  ���?,  ��� .?'.. ���?,���-/���? ..yyFort 'Steele.?'-���!���?'--;���. ;'?.'y??.-;'  ??#  y-'fr'  ���i: <Xr'  '���.���!���:���������&  :'���&.���  |,n.min;^ru^nxiri^i^j^^  Imperial Bank pf  ada  ���K.* ,   ^ -'. ''��� ��� ' ' '....' ,   ,   , !V.  The  .CAPITAL AUTHORIZED $4,000,000,  CAPITAL (paid up) ���', - $3,000,000  REST, ACCOUNT'     -'?'-?  $'3,000'000  Bank ot Gommerce  Head    OFF ice��� Tojr-onto.?  yr:y:.AiKKk!TT;-president  i). ii. 'wiyKii';. \Mi;e-.i!r.  ���Ad-KNTS??i^:. dcIU0,:\T'?l!irny\j:N;-ry,luyils,:,,B^  London.      ,1 ./'.���"''. .������/'.' '.'."..-.. 7: ..'���'.". .7'. ':'���"'',< ������'.'.'   ���'���.-  s. and Geii. Mini.  i2 . bombard -Mi'.-ij  ;>>,.���!''�����.''���.-.'. , '        ,.'\ General- l-jiin'knijz' liusinesj.s 'I'l-un^ai:'! c<l.   :'?,,'���    ������   ,     .'���:.'  .Sayings Bank DeiJartment.--into����sl( aildweiruii,deposits). ,  Cranbrook ^Bra'^bilfe^���,^':''��� ?f-W M-iTf?"! NiCH A M ^Ma'ndkc r":.  '���������;���   HEAD OFFICE--TORONTO. ';  faid up Capital' $S,70p;:()o6; Kescryo Jfund .M.oOO.OOO:  A</��rwJ.'\X'. I ^sources .Over $S'i,0()0,000 Nov. MOth,   1003;  London Office;, ISO ;l.oinhn"r<l. Street, K. C.  ���:Xo\yVnili Office;  1 (! K.vehJiiiKC Place.  And 110' Iji'it h eh e.s. i ij 0a u ad a,, a ii.il -th e 1.1 ti i ted Htiit.es.  ������&  SB  .85,..  fill.-;.; Cranbrook Branch';'-;  , uffiffiiHKKiiTj^^  F. C. MALPAS. Manager. I  ;*���--"���������  ���   -  '���-,--.���.���; -.,:'-^ :^.-r��7^-:'yy:;-i.yry7,-!yy^y.-:y<.,.^,..yy..;,.^.  WILD  HORSE CREEK  We have'tliein,  u^e send you onev  TliQy only'cpsl:,,^,!.' o'tu'-'h..;-',.--'.''Hu'ii.  ;,(?$ ];A,Constant  Producer ;; of- Yellow-  ;?Metal-;yRapidly doming "to '.the;'  Front   as;. a'?Qu''arta'' Produoipg  'ycahip.yy?:??;'.,.���:���;. '���'���'���,��� y.;'?y.:y?:���  .:iS^ils6n:^|fcHi&  7: ivi- "yy ^ :iOR^j$'^B^S^':M5&l  ty  !'W  y;|;;j^^^^  yyy7y^y  ' ���$pid:&>c^ : ;>:^;^.^^^i^.* ��� :*: ;*y^y*y> ?���?  "  " *:' '$y;"yy?;:y'y'^  |'^ti^^eJCtor.?;:  '.�����-���  ';^>  ?,<���;;  '-::S  K..'.'  ;;,ty  ,'':,^''.'  '^:  , PATrni)-\:T'.:!p,E(.::-!.;. 1904"  , ;.l 'iii'iiiii"; i'.(i'i'":.(Kisi ':.(i)i,'i:y':'.'.,v<,a.i'>-'.l;irltii'��'i\  'iiiiainti'. in ihe ift>t-'i; Sii'ele  i'li^'ti'iel.'-' lia��  i.<eyv.('.'ti(ei'.:'iiy>y \yn��i iiCiyyei-tn-k'y  iunl'it,.in��y- be i'il",iiiU'i;i,';-ii te I'tijt.i'iiiii ii'u;n.  'aiH.l:.|'iiijWe'lS.' -oi "1,'1;1.K  I'UOSl'KCTOK  -III  SyueV' wj.uili ha^,,. Ue'e'i'i. ili'iiie'iih'��� UiVyj.i.ify-.  I'i'iiMi'.'w'iv.eii'���ili'i-i'iiiii' the i(n^i,, .veiii"'.',, ; ������'���������������  ''!". 'i'ho |)!.;ieei;',;('aii!i�� ol'.W'ilil IHrtis'e   ;ii'C  ?'Lt,)!.i'i-i);;!l'  i'liVuy tviiU'VV trdtu ''������t,.h'i��': towu of.  ^';!^'*^I,'i-':i��,<';i'l'?��!/1"?' Jr.i��Vy.r'��;.:iAr3iiMl.'"'l��\- 'im'-  j easy���t!'ai!, ���v.i;..VviiK^ti'.','i'v!!iill'--~.;V'-'-'.-; ���,.��� '-'��� ������'-,? ���'���������i  ? "'Tfie,,.|;.rvii':Mi'''<'.;i')t��i.; Mine's; ,1.U!.',- ,eOli- j  j.ftv.l idji'.itt/.il.'.Viii.le .auU'a'qiuii'tei:y>l:;hin'-J  Ijl'iji^.iuii'!;.;oi.i: f.tye.iiiii:ihy.yos'.i(rii!'le :of'Uu'  [e,reolo.,:.af^i:eyt.ensi:vc'^'claiiiiy.^^^^  I'soutiieifei'-.'-'iiii'v"- 1 >'ii'i'iii.y-,'-tlii','; pasl/-yeae  ', .:���. , -:'THebestand safest way.?-  :y ?tq; :.'-keep??;. ��� jBaby-'sy? skiiiy  ;?yyiiealthy?is to nseyouly:: ,J ?:���  BABY^S Mm  yy,^':|��pAF?i;y:y;:  '."77 yf. I^ureiy.Dainty,    Delicate.���;'.."���;; 77\  '?���::: ^Beware  of  Imitations? ,.-??.  ��IIERT TOILET SOAP CO., Mfri; MONTREAL,  yy?yy5.y.yy:'  ���^|!Tn.nrjiT|rnnrtn^^iTTT.^.unTTT��^  riy-f.���/���$::.��yy.yi-- y-yy^-: ;:-, ��� yh.}y:-!-s.'Aray:?, tliiu'ei!ghl.y^pro8jii^\^il ,t;lu' gravel..  -:-uiiiiiiuuuiiiiiiaiiuiiiJaiaiiuauuiiu-:  and ' ihv-i lafi;'..'.'iinioii/ii: ,i.il' ,|Win.'lc dot re..  -l:My?Hayyiyx\^ajy ay-iGrVndjirbp^  Pi'idav; Oil ?;ljif^im^Si','' f^?':v?;y ���??,.! yirnOii .f^riAVirti^Hlirjie,' ei'ei;'lc77i;. plaee  'ii'HWJii^' ��� ihe   riebest.  'niiiviny', eanijis in I  jii'iti^ii (."oiuiniiiii.-:'^yy ���.' y:':   ���''. y  r, .The (Jhiiiiis.e.epuii.iaiiies.liave .^ei'iit'i'ii  leaM^is' foi'^ihe 'euiiiiiiy, yeaK ,aiid   ai'e  m w&m&mmM -mmmem A^m,^  y R7. B; i^iailie.iy  Prid'iW.-'Qti:'.'business.���; r'^.7ri:r'y'--'.'::--  'yConstable"y ��� doe^yWaishy\y(?iit  tioi'th bu^otneial'^busiuessPrtd'af:  ^^GyFypownany^  'Gr'ahb'rook-' ���Tu'es.d.tt'v,;'^?   :y,?,"?:.;*. y':  North Star Lodge.  . ���  .���    "7- :..      ���.'������������.'<���������> yy: ',:,.',,<���;,; 'r 7  y:wmmm-m.  yy- i--'.:yy:y  NO. 30.'<  yy7y#y:.  ''"l',,''''':'7AwvF'.''-''A'Nb';''A.'''M''.''''':;'~CV'R'.''"B.^Ci':'-''l!'-"v:'''  fy---^y ypo wv'st k nt?K.yi);:- eyyyyyr  :. R'liKUlur.  iTidei.iiii;>l���Is'L'^Tiiosilay .In ��� cucb  tuoutli at ein!it o'cloclc'. /Visiiing ItrcUiurn anv  corUiaily iiiyileiU    ? .,', ' ",;    -;'  t'..  Kile Itlver, iL'oilj^e, ".if'ci'iilo., rcuiilur , iiiooliiitis  '.: Iickl lli'.si l.'rlila.v, of uncli moiilli..  '���:    ^  v  ,.:  ��� ;li  ���:':���" Cranbrook f.oiljje, OninbrooUi romiliir'.iiieoi-  inKS liuHl oil the third Thursday of oiichjiiphtli  '. ''.,.   .'.".j, . ' ..y : i. ��� .     . ",:. .1. IIisi.oi", Socrulary,'  % Rocky Mountain Chapter S;  5 ':'���,? .no; , 125. i;i. a'.'m. ���.'. ��� ������? =1  .>���..'��� .,-��� ��� ��� ��� . ���*  ���'���S'���''������. .''���������       li'OR'I' S'l.'Ii:ir.l.K.;li.'C. 6'     5:  %7-.. ... :;' ���   .3;-  ��������� ^ ,Ko��'iiliii' ine,otiti"\s:���2nd lues- s*  ;S \diiy inyeaeli. inont'h :lf, eig'ht 3;  5 .'."'o'clock.. .:   . ?''���'?  . :..r*.'-' ' , ���-  "!��� . '''.''". .-���'������-'�����.  ;-jE'' ���, Sojourning' 'CJoiiip'stnioh.s ai'O 3;  ���C   cordiully invited.   ."'���       . ty-     ;..;.,5  ���3 " ��� ���. .1 amks His'loi*. Sei.;ibe��E:   3;  yS   ���:? ,..-   -".'���-,. .;,��� .������'--  : ���;,������������ ������"���^���"���:. 'yir.  y'Alryand'Mi^ '(^K;,E?|He'n'dei'Spn  ca'rae"up fi;om.Bull.i:iyer Sunday.  y*Retfe;'..iBp^  CHeyny-.c't'eel'r;Pricl;iIy y)u.;birsihes*!  "'      '  '"       ������-'���������������->;���:������������  ���- ;,;. "'   '     :''-'';-   ''^V-    ��'   ' -"'iV'.- '-;0-'vO.-,; ���������  ���;;'.���: E.;'lQalilia.iv'ancl';.T?;'M^  'Ci-anbrook- \y^&j'yi!i:eg:jstergd\jjM  tlTG:WHfds6r'?Pr:iclay?y ^?,?",y yy  has, lieoii VUiiii*. .   I n ,IS!lT an '''ai'aista   iviis  eoiisU'iii'ted and a eohtiidei'tiblcyainbuht.  now-.enira^ed-in iiuiKiiiir' extendrc^jn-e- j"���{'r Qv(i I'"ty:ln'<niii;h; lln:,,i'eiui'iis sltowed;  iWraiioi^fofop'eViu'iiV^cfili'h  in-'yeiwon?   A eonsi'derable amoutil, ,':ojl'   in^yiwiL toyto.tii^Wti' in . trol<l.,;^.l.)(j-  Ghei;i;y;rC!-eGlvMoggiu^'camp4Rrir  ;?t Clias.; A^: Cock ybf :GranbrpoU,i  was hx v guest-;?aii.;: tbe '.Iraperial  WedUGSday.':,?: \'j  ';������ ������ y;   :,:?'!"    :��� ?c  7 R. K ' .T.yvGalbraitb 'wa's : at  .Cranbrook''Thursday On ofnqiai  ,busitiG"S5r=\ .     .���?   .y,f       ?'"....������'.'  y Win. Langley 'Left oil Tuesdays  train : on   a vvisit   to    Tobacco  Plains. r   " vX..!.y;-,   .;;'/���.      . ?.!, ;���  ��� :Y'. Hyde Baker and Harry Mc-  Vi.ttie of *������ Cranbrook ��� were at  Steele Mondav on business.  Government'agent. J. P. Arm:  strong, was at Steele on'business  TuGsdav.   '..    ?"''"'���!'.",' ;- T  '���''''." 777"::  Professiottal.  .HARVEY  &  McCARTER '  i,      v. ���'" ,.-���"',.      '   '���    . ���*'' "  BARRISTERS AND SOLICITORS  ,o   . '        ' ' ' v ���    , l   ,  .?' CRANBROOK.      ���   AiiC.      '  '     G. W. F. GARTER, B.G.L.     ,:  Notary Vitblir of- British  fohimhio  ' Collection .of.���accounts', at.ten.ded   to.  Auditing-,  and   keeping   of ,books done  with dispatch.  ' Cbrrospondeiice >olieit-;  'cd. .' ,������..:..'    -'.  .'G.. \Y. F. CARTER, Foi-t. Steele. ���B.C-..  eh:  DUNBAR  ' ������      BARRISTER; SOLICITOI':''" . "''  and  NOTARY   PCBLIC.       y   ;  Cranbrook.  B.C.  T'H O M A S' . M c.V [ TT I. E . '  Port Steele B.C.  Koii'i' Stkki.k Dkvki.oi'.mknt Svmmca'ik \A'\i  ������     13K Lciidiaili.'ill Street., London. Knultmd.  '���''.- ' :   '    ''   ���!  N. A. WALLINGER, FOKT STEELE, i  POST OKI'MCK  HO.V X.  J. G. CUMMIiNCiS  CIVIL    ENGINEER  , -;; A. G. .Nalsoii.; and] James His-  lop? Cranbrook. -were in town  Tuesday. ' ���-' ���?;? ���  ���  D. ��������� Monroe, left" Wed uesday  for.upper Bull river,? where he  'will trap 'during tlie,. winter..- '.  A iarge,'nu:mber of Cranbrook  people drove over to Steele'.Monday to attend a dance at ihe  Strathcoha. " ���' ' ���  'Inihbey.avill 'lie fti>eiiyiii".i'ei>i(it'ii)fj-.old'  M'uiiiey.ii'iul ���iiiiildiiiy.itieu' on'es, ,'.' ljat'i>-e  qildlitii'jeSX.Vt''loii-H have"beeii'f.ijiit'','Ayliicli'.  "vvill :,;be;u#ed, ;l'or 't'iiller; in. the--old' aiid;  neAyiluiiit's..'''"-'.; r "'..'.���' r i'y.-y.yy. y. ,.".���.,..  ;: ���'���Tl-ie.ji'olfl. fniiind',oii:'.VVriia..l::loi'.sei\-:ei''ce.lc  i^coa.i'Hei.ahdfl'u^e.ts.of^H),:.tb'.,#80 arc.  I'biiiinoiL'- yvho 1ar^est<i>icce; taken 'Vifiit  ^;i}Ui0ff^&:'v!iVa^'".:i;^  outjnit;/ ol" :the "ciyelcy^yyt'niiafed '.liii^  ���t.w^ilii^aojiKJb.^ia'ji'Sij^  :.:f-'',T.liij. Niiy&Tuck^Jiihuiei'sviWjwiiwi.'hy1  ���Dy X5riItith, has-; also���'���l)e'iiii'?l.eiise'cl''b,v'' a  'Gh'i'heK'ac6n.i^  laid^vdiu'iiioythe-iiast^j'eaifeaiid lliinte,  cut.'in the. bedrock fbl'ueiit'ly. 800'feet;  in fact tlie whole \vpi:|dti!;>-.<u'ei'ivr'eciin-  structett at a {/real, expendit.iii'e.'bf.tiiiie  and labor. v ;The: ebnipaiiy operated two  yiiuite.;'and,,iiio\'ed.:'a '.lat'o-o 'aiiioiiiif of  o'l'avelat a cbn.-iidei'able:]ii'olit. ,'���'*  A Chinese: conijiaiiy, diii'iiig- iliu pa'sf,  year, .worked tlie"'. hillside, just above  the, Nip1 ^! Tuckyi-i'pund. They took  out considerable frohl. enough' to i>a.y>  the'expenditin'e ol'.the' season, and to  put the workings in oA'celleiit condition  for .work next season'./1  .Several Chinese outli'ts have wo.rked  the, main channe.l of Wild'Horse, by.  'wingdams. iind bther niethods of hiiriV  iiiir, aiid if reports are true, have .done  (exceedingly well.    ��� ;'.'' ���.,.���-  .1 ohn P., Larsen...; was engaged in  running . a drift in search: of an old:  channel, and.has.t'a.keii out.gpld enough  ,to]).ay' expenses.;. He will continue  work during the'winter.  Miss May? Jennings; and Miss  Jessie IViciiolsoii . spent Christmas week, wiili their mother  Mrs,. H. O. Jennings'.-.      ?  , Mrs. P. De'liosier.. of J affray,  was visiting al the 'residence of  Mr. - and Mrs. A. B. 'Pomvick  tliis"week: .','���-.'���'  . Dr. ? -Waft ��� returned. 'from  Tobacco Plains Sunday, and  spent several'days-at. Sieele lliis'  week.'. ���..      .':���'���''  WILD ���HQl.iSl^'OKKKK'. QUARTZ  JILVICS. ,  A. cdusidei'iihh,.'. amount' iii' development work in i''|iiart'/.mining has been  doiie'duriug tlie past,year., ,\ As . ii con-  s'idera.lile amoiint 61'. capital, and' adequate1 means of trausjiortation , are  necessary to successfully o]ierale ;i mine  and lioth of these",essentials being' lacking, the develppinenf work on a large  number'of these ., jiroperties litis .been  conlined'to the tiiinuarass'essineni work  re>|uircd by the govern'nient'.   ", .  Wild Horse creek-has long licen eele-'  briited for 'its placer mini's, which is  ; sii[ii��)sed to lie derived from the many  free-gold qitarty. veins which abound on  the main creek and its tributaries. The  constant working of placer mines, and  the; development ,'iif the quartz veins  wiltko'ep'-iip'the mineral reputation 'ol'  the historic old creek for ' many year.-'  to come.   ' ' "'' ��� -   :,.,'  . Tl:c. sleighing being-��� exceedingly fine, -and the weather  pleasant.', .a : large . number of  Cr.aiibrook peopli; v-i.si1eil .Sleek,'  Monday,,:  'The I 're'sby leriiin Sunda,y  School whicb h ;is.'bee it. perniil.tcd  lo lapse for a.: lew wi'o.ks will :be  | K-eopened. or, Sunday   lite   Mtlt.,ol'  I'Janiiary.     It.will be   held   at ' li  ���a. in.    before  I service.  yoliijjmeiit, work'consists of live ..or ,'s'ix  hhnilred   feetV of : shafts, ^drifts ;!aml  tuiyieis. ';?. :':',;.. yy.:.,f-i^(y7'7'7'iJ77:}-y.  7. "Tlie TitJ'biyrat C i-i^i'ji'-^lsVtii'.i'ex ten-'  siin'),:of the. .Dariloiielles oil!, tlie.south',  there,are threcvydaims''iii 'tiie'groitp,  Vleyelopinont'jvork : consists of;:'-Sc'vei'ii|,  ;:lviindred^ feetdbslial'is'aiid:d riI'Is.y:7' .r  "��� l.lohei'ty Cli'Oup--Cohipi'ise. font: 'full.  i.daiins; th'i:'ynM.ncip:U;":on'e:v'b^^  PobertyyqiL'xvhieh a''. large ���ainquirt. bt  vilev.eippiijpnt-.wiirk lias':���be"uiit.clp'iiij;-.,-:yrA'ir  ���mbliii.c-tu'liiel--^  .crps's-cut ,oy 'l5r':l'eet.,,:,all ^iiioriirjotlior,  ,\york has tieyh.iibne pnyhegi^up^hic'li  would bring the. totiib 'developiiient.'��� to  about ,'t00 feet of 'tu'tiiieling. 7.Tlie������ ore,  i's a:I'rce-iniUitig,gold quartz.. ���','':. '     ,,  '"Raid   Mo.itntiiin-?tst. sitiiated' :dn.'���;; the  'west banIc'.bf.yVil'd .Horse., civcrlookiiig  the   old: placer   dej)Osits.       A,,   large  amount of development Work, has  been  done? :'tbere are; Scmral 'shafts', drifts -  and 'tunnel's.-, The-.vein. is said  to be 50  feet in width:: Tlie'ore is'a.gold quartz  , Kcioteuay   King- -This'  p.ropei'ty ' is  situated on,Yictbi-ia Gulch. a'tributary"j-  of  Wild  Horse,     tt."' was 'located oil a  large surface showing of galena, about \  02 febtin width. It, has been developed,  by shafts,and.drifts,-tlie ma'iii; tunnel is  now in.-^OO feet...   There is a good showing of galena ore in this tunnel.' ,:  ���'���' Coronado Gi'bup--Abo.ut 12 inilcs I'roin  E'ort Steele and comprises four claims.  The..-. ore' gray  copper.". the  vein ,'is3(>  feet' in width.,' The. property   has been  crown granted. ". , ���''';��� .*���-.'��� ��� .'���'".���',  'rhe���C.hiii'lic and Gracie. elaiiiis . are  situated on thci;east fork of Wild Horse  .Development-work consists of, a'tuniiel  in'.So feet., ; The ore is'iron sul'pliu.rets.  cai.'.rying'.silver and gold -'values."; .'Tlie  ledge, its TOO feet wide.' and , is,'pro-  nouiiced .a.jiet^ feet tin x for-lead products  There; is no section of the b'ot't yteide  district', which', has a brighter future  than . the . Wild ilorse country, and  within the next 'two/years', it wi.11.be  demonstrated fhat'tbere,,ai.'o as .large  jirodticing mines in'this vicinity. ;is can  iie.found.in any section of the province.  Star Group of Mines.  Continued from l.-'age. I. ;. .''.... .,  future mining explorations'. The  lead holds a dip of 0U degrees,  is heavily.mineralized, and has a  width of 62 feet, carrying,good  values in coppefrsiiTcr aiid gold  Iii No j tunnel the lead lias been  cross-cut al, a '.point' 5~> feel from  portal of tunnel and was run (ii]  feet .'before encountering '. ihe  hanging wall. Tunnel Noi! lias  opened up a well defined lead of  eiglif. feet'.  ' ������" ,  A good substantial bunk-house  kitchen   and   dininu'   roo.m. a,nd  \V I UILIC-S Ai.i'V'l) iiA Lib ii IXv:  7TELEPHONEyi7.J.;;?' ;A? importers'iof .FOREIGM.LIQUpRS.  ,'y-y yyy y i'&rei.ri b rf op k;ry ,iB;.' '���',C?;y:;yy.y ?-?;���'  ^(^jiSnrlKST^ir^  ���������',,-,-,-:":',',"., ?; .??,.,'-''���'���'   ''���'  YOUR   WANTS  WE ..l.ia've jiist': i-ecei veil tlie - largest  , ' ���(.���o'lisiirnn'io.iitiil'N'ew V'ear'sgoods  'ever brought into this district, and we  ' en A sii.it the'most fastidious.' ���������Our lines  are complete and is without doubt;"the  most'select in.Southeast lvooteuay.   .-:  Sunda v..   .itiortiino  Mechanic^,  l.'a riuct-^  >p(irlsnicn .  ii��-:iI   aiivl   :-..f:.ii   ill"   ,-lcin   ;ii!.I    rciin.ivi.'  Provincial    Land   Surveyor1 ur^.s.' ..n ���;i(i r,,-t sunns. v��\���t ami .'.'mil  ���<;lc., use 'I'll.'    .Mi.stii   McrliMiii.-'s '   'l'ii r  Soap  PORT  STEELE, 13.  C. i.Aii.cn Tu.i��i s.n.,. c,��� .mi.s. ���  ic   properly  Theie   are  fiirlhe.r develo|i the property  (.luring tlie coming.'"season. 'A  cross-(;iil tunnel will be'riin that  will' gain foot for.' foot and lap  the. main' lead at, great, depth.  'Chickamun Stone Mine.  ���   Tiger-I'Viorhitin Group���-John'I-'. I.tir-  sen is l,he owner of  i:he Tiger-I-Oorma.. j b].~. \.slll]{A]y]i0])   hiltS been built.  groniM.I'ehiimswhtehar,'   sttuat.ed   ""j [ t. , ^ 1 h u i 11 to U lie i II O f  the   owner,  ,,he divide hctween the North   fork   of   ^ r. =]- y. jvosler, of Spokane, to  Wild    Horse  creek   and , Sheep creek  The owner litis   been    busy'.during ,lh  past summer developing   I  which, is. showing up well,  two lead's on I his' property,    which   are  running parallel', ihe ual.ls  clearly   de-  lined,   and   the    veins    prospecled.    by  iiie.-iii-i.l'tin i;  for U'lleplh ilj IMMI feel'j' '., ���       .     .     _      ���'      -    -���.     ���    ;  '|'|,e ,,,'e iii th-- hirui,' vein is a galena. | 'A s' ail ,.i|ll Iticd ial i ��� result, of lite  cnri'viiie .opi.M'r. 'Hie' small v.'-i'n j const I'llCl ion of t lie K ool ���enayC 'en-  carries ui-a.v c.pper. boriiiie auil'tra.l Ivailway, Ihe owiiersfof ihe  copper cai'bi'.nales. The contents ,,f ; Lli icka 111 llll St one III'life ha VC de-  old values. >ci(lef! lo resiiine devidopiiienl  ! work.,  I ,.,,���. I.:'' The lU'operly i.s situated . on  sist.s of three claims.     The' properi.v ; the. north side of Uu 1.1 Ivivi.'r, am  waslocale.l in ISO.",, and since thai lime; LllO loi'at ioil 1 i lie    of the  K...C.   It. j *-' tO^LIOlO tlie loll.  l'tf..e 'iniouiit  of development .work '< crosses lib: southeastern portion. | several car kinds of'seleefed   ore  ���''��������� I . .  t'lii'it.h veitis carries In  'Dardenelles Grorip    'I'll is properly is  it,lulled ou .Slicplierd   guleb.. and   eon-  "We have feveryflviug:ih.tlie way of?'J        " -: o'��� ������'-. ??  ?? Doll!?? Hooks, Toys,   Leather Goods;  Dressing   Cases,   Pictures   and��� Tqilet  : Articles.,^���'���.���?--: ���������?.-;'������';.   ',;.?;;--;���-"���     .���<������.���'���'���'"'  ��� Everything that you or. t he children, may ..want.. ���,'���'  When in TownCail in and See Us.,;  C. E. REID & G  '���The'}. Druggists.^  CRANBROOK,   B. C.  * ^^^^^5?^5?^- ^^*,^'"^* ^* ^.*,,::^- ^^' ^^'  ���ik^  Port   JSteele  Meat Market  T. ROBERT^  Fresh- and Salt Mc i  of Ilie propiu-ly.' Tliere are four  pa.raJlel leads which t.i'a.verse the  claims, which l.ui.ve a total width  of Iii feet. In the main tunnel,  now in lot) feet, 'ihercis I wo feel  of solid ore carrying'gray' copper, Ilie balance of the vein being a, conceitIra.fmg "proposition.  ie   ore. has a valuation-or from  here is  ,  Proprietor.  s  Always' On  Hand:  on Hie durup and a large amount  of eonceiiiratiiig'ore.  Tho future working of the  mine will be conducted on an extensive scale, and shipments will  commence as soon as transportation is afforded. There seems  o be jip doubt but that the owners of the inine consider trial  they have a properly 'of more  than ordinary merit-.

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