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 Library 0f Log Ail  t  Vol. IO.  EORT STEELE, B. C.,,SATURDAY,, FEBRUARY IS, 1904. No 7.  ,/?.v  DISTRICT NEWS.  Morrissey News.  ��� DiK|iiitcli, MniriR-Cy Mini"..  Mr. McKay, the new master  mechanic at, tho mines, has taken  hold of his department with  vigor and seems quite' satisfied  with his new location.  Messrs. Sutherland and Kay,  provincial boiler inspectors,  were in the district Friday and  Saturday, inspecting all the  boilers at the mines and mills.  They left on Sunday for Cranbrook and' Wardner.  From latest reports of those  who are in a position-to know, it  ' looks very much as though work  on the i5roat( Northern ' extension from- the Junction will be  inaugurated before the end of  the present month.  A slight head-on collision occurred at the Junction yesterday  A freight was shunting' 'in the  yards, when another coming in  could no'tslop in" time" to' avoid  coming together. The pilots ol  botli engines were broken, bul  no serious- damage , was sustained.  way is a great, boon to soltiers  iu this vicinity, and an effort will  be made to have it come daily  Had Opium.  A young man was arrested 'at  liayden. Montana, with some  opium in his possession. lie  was handed over to the Deputy  U.S. Marshal from Helena. lie  est me from Fernie and was'on  his way to Whilefish, Mont.  ���  WAR IN THE PAR EAST.   ,  Japan Strikes First and Scores a  Notable Naval Victory.  Ki'sm.w  n.i-;KT si i;i'i;isi-:i).  Great Northern Extension.  Mr. Shields of tlie (.'real  Northern Railway was cxpec'.ed  lo pass through ("latoway Mon  day on,his way lo Morrissey lo  arrange aboul, the building of  the    extension     of    the   (.'rent  Northern  Michel.  from     Morrissey  Fernie News.  Fiom the' Vrev I'rcss.  ' The Fernie Board of Trade are  preparing for their ball in aid of  the Fernie Fire Protection'' Fund  on Monday, Feb. l;"ith.   ,  C Warring'who has tilled the  position as special constable on  the police force for some time  past has resigned to accept a position with the Fort Steele Brewing Co.' Mr.-Warring-gave ex-  -���celle'nt -service -on -the police  force and general regret is felt  because of his resignation which  takes'effect next week. Some  applications to fill the vacancy  are now in. ' ���  Michel News.'  The timber for thc new holel  is expected daily: n  No. 5 fan, broke down last  week resulting in.the loss of��one  shift's work.  Some evil designed person-cut  the rope on the elevators at' the  tipple Monday morning causing  the company a good deal of work  aiid the loss of a shift to tho  miners.  * The election of a school board  here has been postponed as no  one turned out at the appointed  time, it is hoped they will do  bettor next time.  Tobacco Plains News.  From Our Own Coiti'sikiiiiIiiiiI.  On Thursday last at the residence of her father, at Phillipps,  B.C., Miss Susan Phillipps was  married to Mr. MoGuiro late of  Ottawa now a resident of Tobacco Plains.  Mr. Carroll of Montana, has  purchased tho Royal Hotel at  Gateway,' B. C'arid will short-  ly'-'tatke possession. Tie will also  open a general merchandise  store with a carefully selected  stock of goods.  .Mrs. Larcy, who has sold out,  her hotel, will go to Saskatchewan where she will build a hotel  atsome point on the line of. the  proposed,.Grand Trunk railway.  There is very little snow at  Tobacco Plains and the stock is  wintering well, and are still put  in the hills'.  The Kalispel 1 Brewing Com-,  pany talk of building it brewery  at Morrissey.  Mr. Wm: Langley of Fort  Steele passed through Gateway  Monday on his way to Spokane.  The  triweekly   mail   to Gate-  AMONG-  THE MINES.  Boundary Output ��� Lead Bounty  Available���Coal and,Coke Production.  The Rossland mines last week'  shipped 8.710 Ions of ore.  ���  The output of the Boundary  mines last week was IW.i'iiPions.  Good news comes from iho Lc  Roi, it havingcinore ore in sight  now than at any time in its his-  tory.  ,Upward ~of .00 mines, which  have had their ores treated at  the Nelson smelter, have sent in  claims for the'load bounty. ���dat-  ingfrom July0 1st? 190:3.       . .     ,  J11 the month of January 70.-  000 tons of coal- were 'mined in  'the"Crow's Nest Pass collieries. .  The 'coke production-'of1 the  Crow's  Nest, for   the  month   of  t  January was 2;5,000 Lous.  It is estimated that I8..0Q0 men  will take out free minor's certificates in British Columbia in  I904. ��� <��� '      '<  A rate of $l'A per ton has been  announced by the C. P. Ii.. for  zinc from the Slocan to Antwerp  The output of zinc for Slocan  during the present year i.s estimated to reach lo,000 tons.  A largo amount of lumber is'  now being hauled up to the Wild  Horse creek placers. v  John P. Larson and partners  are developing a deep; placer  mine on Wild Horse crook by  moans of a drift running several  hundred feet into tho rich gravel  banks on the west side of the  crook.  Mining has been quiet in this  district for nearly twelve months  but the now year rinds active  preparations being made for  opening up several new dividend  paying mines during Ihe year  Matters Political.  Premier McBride denied all  knowledge of negotiations with  Dunsmuir looking to the purchase of the ft. ..v. N. Railway at  three and a half millions.  Interior Conservative members  are much dissatisfied with ihe  Government's waul of railway  policy.  The first vote in the Ontario  House gave a straight parly majority of.three for Ross.  Charles flyman',M.P., ha.s  been added to the Lanrier Cabinet without-, portfolio.  . .  Ptarmigan to Resume Operations.  ' ��� ������ ' -?;     -  Advices      received     at   -Fort  Steele Tuesday; were lo Ihe  effect that the Ptarmigan Mines,  which is located iii the Windermere district, will, resume .operations by the first of the coming  month.  Japanese torpedo boats a Hacked and surprised iho Russian  Heel at Port Arthur and in the  darkness baldly crippled three  warships. A second engagement  is reported in- which victory  again rested���with (he Japanese.  Two Russian warships'said'lo  have hauled down, Iheir colors  without tiring a .shot. Japanese  Iriiop have been landed al ini-  porl.-inl points iu Korea and are  marching on lo'Seoul.   .  Port Arthur,   Feb'. ,!).--Japan-  e.so   lornedo' boats,'attacked the  1 /  Rns'sian lleet here, during Ihe  night and' three Russia 11 warships were damaged.,, The  Japanese 'thus scored ��� the,���first  victory, and escaped without  'loss of any kincl.c "  Additional''news', from Port  Arthur is that Ihe Japanese Heel  attacked the 'Russian' lleet out-  sido'of the harbor of Port Arthur  Ati'M-JJO o'clock Monday, night'a  torpedo exploded under a battleship. The Russians immediately  commenced lo operate tho,ir  search lights and opened fire towards,the sea. The tiring lasted  only,a short lime Al 1,o'clock  more shocks were fell and the  Russians again commenced living  ThcJapimese did not-return the  fire. ' At 1',o'clock two Russian  battleships went''in and wore  beached across the out ranee, of  thoi'harbor. They were soon followed by a Russian .cruiser,  which :was also beached. -None,  of the vessels were damaged  above the water line. More  shocks were fell from torpedoes  during the early morning and  then all was quiet. Al 10 o'clock-  Tuesday morning three Japanese  cruisers passed Port Arthur in  sight of the Russian lleet. , The  whole Russian lleet immediately  weighed anchor aiid went after  Uiem. but returned in halt an  hour.  ' Tho two battleships disabled  are the Pallava and thc Czarevitch. The disabled armored  cruiser Boyarin and the ground.-'  ed battleships block the entrance  lo thc harbor, preventing gun--  boats from going out and battleships and cruisers from going in  to coal. Besides this Japan has  the Russian gunboats Variag  and Korat/. caught at Chemulpo.  Tokio, Fob. 10. ���II is reported  here that the Japanese , fleet engaged and defeated two Russian  warships, whoso names have not  yet been learned, at Chemulpo  today. It, is said ihat thc engagement began at !1 a.m. and  continued until 'A p.m. Tho  smaller Russian vessel is said to  have been sunk and the larger  one lirod and hopelessly disabled  A pari of the crew is leporlod to  have escaped lo shore and to  have been captured. Tho Japanese ships are reported to be  slightly damaged. Il is reported  that the Russian cruisers Korat/.  and Variag were lying al Chemulpo yesierdav and il i.s possible they were tin1 vessels engaged.  Will Aid Kootenay Central.  R. A.M., took place on Tuesday  evening-. A large number of  visitors attending from Wilmer,  Windermere, Cranbrook and  Kimberley. Several candidates  were exalted to the Royal Arch'  degree.  The annual election ol officers  took place and the following  companions elected to office for  the ensuing term.  ,l-t I'ri'noipul. li. I,. T. (.aj-ukaitu.  LEGISLATURE PROROGUED.  I'llll  A. M. (in.\on.  ."Srtl  A. .1. (;w:/..  iSfi'ilic? !���!.,  ',    .1. IllSI.OI'.  X.  .1.  P.  L.UlsO.V.  I'.S..  , 1). McKay.  .1..  ���I. Lmnico.vn  FLAMES'LICK UP BALTIMORE.  Victoria,, Feb. 0.' In��� hou.se today. Premier McBride announced  that-'a., summer, session will be  held to deal specially., .with railway legislation, ; and that tlie  Kootenay Central Railway would  receive aid: as.well as. other lines,  Among the Craft. ?  The regular monthly convocation of Rocky'Mountain Chapter  Conflagration'Rages Through' City  'for'Two Days and a  Nights  Losses    Estimated . Between  ! ,$150,000,000' and $300,000,000  Baltimore, Fob. 7.���The most  destructive fire in the history of  Baltimore occurred here today,  raging practically', unchecked,  completely destroying scores of  the largest,'business houses in  ihe wholesale district, involving1  losses which cannot yet be, estimated,     ',  TwSnly block's of tho most  modern .and substantial buildings,' involving property , valued  at from $\0,000,000 io ��40,000,000  has' been destroyed, and at',midnight it ,is still unchecked, and  is steadily consuming jts way  westward , on Baltimore si reel,  after having destroyed,almost all  tho large stores and warehouses  in the wholesale district. '/  0, Baltimore. Feb. 8.���Baltimore  is staggering tonight under ra  tiro "loss that, ,no"oiie has the  temerity a to put into figures.  Tho fire department aided 1 by  engines Irom Washington, Philadelphia, New York and Wilmington.'has boeii utterly powerless to make any effective resistance to the consuming element,  though for hours as many as  -lOu streams of water were  thrown into the flames  Dynamite did not slay" it,11 but  resistless shoots of flames swept  on, devouring huge buildings.  A dispatch received from Baltimore at - a.m. says ihe tiro is  still raging fiercely. ��� The post  office- building is burning, also  the court house The Holiday  street theatre has been blown  up by dynatnile and the United  Stales Express Company's offices  and, the general offices' of the  Baltimore & Ohio railroad  burned. " ^  At 2 a.m. this morning a special train arrived from Now York  with tive engines, and Philadelphia sent six' fire companies,  each of which took along a  si earner and'hose wagon: also  l.")0 policemen.  A1 2 p 111. tho Associated Press  sent out a bulletin saying the  lla.ne.s would be hold in check  at the Union docks and prevented from leaving Jones falls. At  ."! o'clock the bulletin was confirmed.  The burned area covers 140  acres and 7." blocks, embracing  over L'.TiOO buildings have been  destroyed. The loss is estimated  between siri0.i)i)0,000  and   s.ino,.  UOOyilH).',   '��� '���' '���-      'y  '"' ��� '7y    -,  '.During the confusion (if Sunday night, and Monday; the  fourlli .arid,': lift;h regimen ts . of  Baltimore; ordered out. by the  governor,, came ou duty and kepi.  the crowds a way-from the ruins,  |,M",lNS "CO'VKK   1-10   ACKIffl!..'.  Baltimore, Feb. 0���Amid ruins  still hot and smoking   Baltimore  has -begun its resurrection.  < '(ml iniied tin I ':i''C rt.  Supply Bill Passed���Nothing Done  for Railways.  brook-    Tuesday  business.  on    important  Victoria. Feb. 10.���Tonight  the legislature ��� concluded its  labors, the lieutenant-governor  coming down at the evening session and proroguing ihe  assembly.  The prorogation was in tho  air till day, and legislation was  hurried, and thc oratory stilled'  to facilitate public'business.    \  The supply bill was put  through its third reading during  the afternoon session'. Tho leader of the opposition offered some  amendments 10 the motion, to  secure a vote of want of confidence, but all these wore ruled  out by speaker'Pooley as not relating to' any section iu tho  supply measure.   ''  The only business at the evening sessioifwas the presentation  of an interview reported from  the Government Housec commit-'  toe exonerating Architect, Raf-  tenbury and declaring tliat he  had protected the interests of  the province'.1 The House prorogued at 0-15 o'clock.  NO   KAILWAY   LKCISLATUKE.      "  Victoria, Fob. !).���En the legislature this afternoon Premier  McBride'iinnquncod thuliuo railway legislation would be introduced this session. ,.He admitted  that the government felt a responsibility concerning the question of opening new sections of  the country, but the financial  situation was not, such as to  warrant reckless'" expenditure.  ,Hc0 was ^negotiating ' with , the  Great - Northern for building a  Coast Kootenay' line. 'This  would lie an'all, Canadian''line  when built. Ele expected in lew  months'to be able to make an  announcement in regard to this.  There were also several lines  for which the Dominion parliament had' given aid which1 had  good claim .for provincial help.'  Among them ' Midway-Vernon,  the Kootenay Central from the  southeast, corner of tluvprovince  lo Golden, the Kettle Valley lino  and the Nicola Valley line. All  these would be carefully considered, and the Premier promised  to call a special session in about  three or four months to consider  railway matters alone. Then  only bona fide propositis would  be dealt wilh.  A. F. Conover and, A. Empson  Marysviile. were guests at- the  ."atralhcona Friday.  1��. ft- Simpson, and M. Billings of the Cranbrook Herald,  was at Steele   Friday.  Rev. Fathers Coccola and  Choi noes, of St. Eugene Mission  were in town Wednesday.  James Pinley. resident manager of the Sullivan mine', came  down from K'iinberlev Tuesday  on important business.  J, K. McGiegor, a C. P. R. Mir  yeyor,   was   at   Steele Th 11 r^.(Jay  preparing'  for  a   trip   north,   lc  survey   a   portion   of ,a   C. P. R  block in the Windermere district  Frank Williams. a_ promim-nt  mining man of Port "'Steele, returned Thursday from a visit to  Greenwood and ' other pointy, in  West Kootenay.    ������ ' '",  JAPANESE' TAKE MASAMPH0  Will be Fortified for Future Military and, Naval Operations.  Silvor-lead Quotations.  New York.  Bar Silver   Mexican dollar...  Lead     ...  Copper   Spelter    ..   .  London,   l'\;li.  ���eh. 1-':  VI.    Siher.  copper   ��."5.)  7n   (Id:   lead,  spoiler. f21  17s   del.  Jfll  1  ���5(5?  -t."��  -I.4.")  H'.:t7J  4.00  1-ld:  ���>~  (id:  Market Conditions.  i's (id   in  Spot copper declined  London.  Lead was unchanged in Now  York, but advanced lis .'Id in  London.  Spelter advanced 2n (id in London.  Local News.  V.   Bannister  cam<'  Fish Lakes, Friday.  up  Sunday,     1 -ith  Valentino's ,Day.  inst.,    is  Irom  -St.  (ieo. A. Mc 1 iifire,  Viincouver.  was at the. Imperial Tuesday.  E. J. Earcart is now publisher  if the Morrissey Dispatch.  Supplies are now going out  daily'1-from Steele to logging  camps in this district.  A.   B.   Fenwick   was at Cran-  . Tokio, Feb. 10.���The Japanese  have' seized Masampho and despatched a ' heavy force I here.  Japan will fortify the port and  establish a naval and military  base there. Masampho is an  tmportimt point as h controls  the Korean channel aiid is an excellent base for ful'uro operations.  London. Fob. 1 L��� The Shanghai correspondent of  the   Daily'  Math says -an   important bridge  on the.Manchurian   railway   ha.s  been blown up and 30 men killed  A summary of the losses *sus-1  tainod by' Russia iu the first 2-1  hours of the war. with Japan,  shows that eloven^Russian warships-were placed out, dl action  in one way aiid another, a'nd that  tho Japanese did not loso a ship.  London,, Fob. 10. ��� It   was  announced'  in   the  house  of  commons today that a   proclamation-  of British neutrality   in   the   fat-  east will be drawn up tomorrow. '���  Tokio, Feb. 11.���A formal declaration of war is expected tonight. Tho proclamation has  been prepared and approved by  the Japanese cabinet. Foreign  minisler Kinomurahas gone to  the .palace to secure ihe eiu  pcror's approval.  Loudon. Feb. 11. ��� In a dispatch from Choc Foo dated February 10th. a 'correspondent .of'  the Daily Mail says: "A northeast gale, which is raging hero,  bodes no good to the crippled  Russian ships. s Complete demoralization t reigns at Port'  Arthur. Advices received here,  from K'waug Ting, Manchuria,  say that 10,000 armed Chinese,  unofficially recognized as government troops, are operating in  the district and are expected to  attack thc railroad guards when  they hear of the Russian disaster.  St. John's Church ot England.  Services will be held in the  Church of Si. John ihe Divine  every Sunday evening at 7:.'J0 except on the third Sunday in each  month when the service will be  held   at    I I   o'clock   a.in  Holy   Communion   wiil be   administered   at   the   closu   uf- the :  .service.'   - ;   :.  Strangers are welcome,  '.   'PliKSBYTKUIAN   CHURCH. "  Divine .Worship will lie held  in , the Presbyterian'. Church  ovory Sabbath ' morning at 11  o'clock.  Sabbath '.School every Sunday,  morning at ten o'clock.  Choir'-'practice every |Thurs-  day evening at ,7:.-J0 o'clock.  Pastor:   W. T. Johnston. THE PROSPECTOR   FORT STEELE, U. C, FEBRUARY 13,  1004.  I  BSTAHIjl.-HIiU     li>W>  A.  F3..<3rcice,  PCBLISHEK    AND    EDITOR.   ,  electors, aud who will lend great  strength to the - Conservative  party iugeneral, is Wx-Ciovornor  Charles Mackintosh. It is known  that he has the support of a  powerful element in his party  and many electors believe him  to   bo   the    .-wrongest   candidate  <.  e  THE PROSPECTOR, i1- published  every Saturday, and ha.- n guaranteed  circulation lar��er tl>an any other pupet: /vvho COUldJiaVO beOU selected  In l".ast Kootenay. It Is all home Printed  and contains double the news of any  Mlier paper in the district.  Ah  an  advertising   medir.iii   it   is 1111  excelled.  Devoted ,.6 the upbuilding of Fort Steele, the  development/or the vim mmeru! ri".ousr.". nt  tihe East Kootenav minuiL' illstrl'st.        L  Subsunpiions *i..i<j per ycii  ^tlveriisinj.' rates made kno��n on uppli";iticn.  Contributions are hOllrued from all pares of the  district, but all matter intended for publication  must have the ivnter"s signature.  I ,  ��ij�� $fvo&p2Jctxn:.  Canada is to be well represented at the St. Louis Exposition.  The Douuuiou, Government is  sending a splendid exhibit o,f the  products of tho various provinces. ,     >  ,  SATUKDAY,  FEB.  I .'I,  190-1  A delegation of British Columbia lumberman is in  Ottawa ' giving / the * Dominion'  government ea few pointers on  protection. The .lumber interest  of the Kooteuays is sadly in need  >'of tariff protection, against the  United Suites. Between the  manufacturer, minor, lumbermen  and   other  Canadian   industries.  yGrif free-traders are 'fast,becoming acquainted with the essential  needs   of   British   Columbia and  of our expanding Dominion.  .. i  -X V. -Y  It is expected that tho Provincial 'Legislature!   will   finish    its  labors   by   the end of this week'.  As yet the government has   fail  ed   to   bring   down    its u railway  policy regarding   ihe   Koolenay  Con I nil    railway.       Should    Ihe  government give   tho   necessary  aid to assist, in building this road  it will gain popularity in Southeast Kootenay.  lt is up to tho C P. K. to buy  all tho sawmills in the Kooteuays.     Its bluIT has been called.  v.       ���       ,  The only'thing that prevents  quite a '.lumber of Steele people  from buying automobiles thi.-  spring is the doubt as to whether  the roads here are suited to them  The only thing thiit prevents-  The PiiosPECToii .staff from  buying them is a .shortage in  cash.  A special nnmbi'r ol Ihe Phoenix Pioneer has been i-^ued. and  it reflects great credit   iiuuii Mr  Wilcox.   It is a home production  There is much   speculation   iu  the west Us to the nature 01. the  proposed  change   in' the Grand  Trunk agreement  with   the  Do  minion Government.  -*    *    * '    <  Japan's war record for, the  first two days totals eleven warships put out 01 action. Another  -IS hours and the Russian fleet'in  the Yellow soa will have disappeared. ' '  notice;   -  Notice is licfliy _'i\en that -imv ilttj- after  (late 1 intend io ii|iply to (lie Chief Comini���iou-  ur oi guilds uiul Wcjrk^ for permission to purchase- ihe following described lnnrt in South  Kasi Kcjoiennj. ��� Commencing .it the north  \\0il enrnei or l.ol No. tilflii. I lien ce south CO  cliiiin^ lo Ihe hnrtli boundary of II. I'r.ichi's  Tlmhci l.tt 1'iise.illHMicc. \iesr Hi ehain- to the  eitsi ljoiinil.il >��� of l.ot No <Wli. thence north (">0  cliiiius. tlieiice east. V, chums to place of bo-  Hiiniintr I'linuiiiifin; in nil 27'! tietes more or less  l.neali-d tins-i-'illi'ilav iifJiiiiiiiiry iuiil  ."i IUK.VK HKKCK'UNmDGK. Locatoi  ' "'������i. * J rri"i*i.^r3  I �������� -v. * ,   -X- ��������� '����� ���*  The  Keadauarters   for   lYUraing   and    Commercial   HVEen  Hotel  All    Modern     Conveniences  FORT    STEELE,    B.    C.  ���t\  Large  Sample    Rooms   for   Commercial   Men.  PAGE LAWN FENCE  IncKvctriietllil.',  I liiiiilHonif,  IVrlfd,     Only US'cuiiti. per limn In J,- Toot.  Supplied liy uii of local dottier.  2&!  THE    PAGE   WIRE    FENCE    CO.    Limited.      -"   Walkerville, Montreal, Winnipeg, St. John  R i'.'. VW10R & CO., Actives  Victoria, Vancouver and" Kamloops.  The Mining Center of South East Kpotenay  NOTICE.  Nolle tii-lii'icliy-fii veil lh..tiit) (lays tifier tintc I  inti'iiii'Lii ii|i|ilv io ihe Chief Coimnissionei of  I.:��� mis .-mil Woi ks for pei mission ' to pnicha.se  thc rtilloHiiiK tlesciilicjcl l.-ind in South lliist,  ICooteiniy: Cuiinm ui'iiii.'iii a post pltintetl nt  ihe southwest cornet ol l.ol iv.l.vr. Uienee we.st  Mi chains to the'east boiiiulniv of Lot (HI:!,  thence north .'il ch.iins i-'i links io the south  boundary of l.ol riSOS thence east II clntlns :u  linlvs to the west boundary ;of Geo. Douglas  piiri'h.ise. llienee south tit) eh.uns. thence cast  11 chains (r, links to the west bountlarv of l.ot  c:W th'-ncc sunili M eluiins 'H links to place of  iH'tzinnin^ t outaitiiinx in all .lit-acres tntire oi  If ���  hocaietl this -Jith day of .J.inu.iry, 1001.  -, '      ,   H   UUTIlKni'-OKn. I.oc.itoi  The Largest  Mineral Areas,  and the Most  extensive  Goal Fields on the  American Continent  are Situated in  South Cast Kootenay  ���o  Agriculture  Grazing and the    -  i ,  Lumber Industry  are Prominent  Features of the  District.  and    not   printed  Eaton's   or   any  print   shop.      -Mr  editor,    believes  homp industries..  at      Timothy  other   outside.  , Wili.-ox, as nn  in    protecting  WANTED  '.\    mun    tci    rcpi'L'st'iit    "Can" a da's  (il(l. V'l'IWI" Xrnsi;KH;s" ill ihe TOU'll of  fori Sti'H'- .Hid sni'i'tniiuliii'j i;(iiintrv,  .mil i.ik'- tu (ii-i - fur  OUR   HARDY   SPECIALTIES  Iii  Fruit.'Trees.  Small' Fruits, Ornamental Shrubs. Roses.  Vines  Seed Potatoes, &c.  Mock inn.' in iiainu and frou from San  I cist .--jcmIc A pci'inanuiit poMtion for  Uii- null I Dinii (in I'ithc!' salary or eiiiii-  mission. l  Stone & Wellington  FON"'l"HII.I. .\tksi-:rik>5  t i\i.|  filli Aetcs  TORONTO.        - -        ONTARIO  50   YEARS'  PERIENCE  Politicians, not only in Toronto, but all over l lie Do.mnion,  are watchinir wilh irreai in teres] !  the outcome of chaotic conditions  which now prevail in the  Toronto Li-jrislalure.  K �� X  ll is conceded thiit Ilie choice  of jjjood strong Oonservjilive r;in-  dida.tos for .the llouiiiiKin Mouse  is of e-|'(.;|,|, iinportiuice to . the.  .success (if the .(-Conservative  ptirfy in Ihe coinine- ^enoral (.'lection.      ' ���' .'      -.''.'  '..-.- *���    *    *    ��� .'  -  One of the. strongest candi-  datos so fiir nominated, and one  who is si ire, of the support of 'he  The proposed Crow's Nest and Golden Railway will pass  through Fort Steele and Tap the Greatest Mineral Belt of the  t i L  District. .-'-   ]'���  Choice Business and Residence lots for Sale  Apply to  R. L. T. Galbraith,  Townsite oflaee  ^i-  Trade Marks  Designs  Copyrights &c.  Anvnnc* fcmhiIiik h -hv\rli iiik! tU>*n i Inlfun niny  nulfltly /mftTiriMi mir opinion tici' \\ln*tlicr un  Miv��-ni IfbTi  W fimhnlitv |i ii<*nluhl<*     < (inimunlcii-  ! JdUhflrlf Ll) f (||jll(l(-llli.l',   I [.UHltxi'ilt oil I'jtlClllH  ft til tt*-i-. <*I<1' "t (iu'<mi< v   I'm net in luu piitcnt^.  I'lt!' IilH t ikt'U Ihl'XlL'll Mlllill ,S < it. rcM'lVI*  *l>"-litl nut it r, v, \* hifiit f Iiiiilm*, lit I In*  Scientific American.  A lntii'lt* miHr HlnMt,nt'"l wc'-id-'. I.rnt'fiil * lr-  ohIhO'.ii *tt liny ��cli.!iil.lllft Jmirmi). 'INmim. ?..*( u  vi;)ir; four tn^nt.liH, f 1.  .Sold by nil tii.iWHdciili.irn.  MUNN & Co.3ClBroad^' New York  ISriirich onicrc;. Wi V HI.. Wnnhliiut'jn. 1>. V. THE PROSPECTOR, PORT STEELE, B. C, FEBRUARY 13. 1904.  ^DHe fflto&pzckciK.  SATURDAY. FEB. 13. 1904  Flames Lick Up Baltimore.  "Continued from Pug-e 1.  '    The military  officials tonight  1 revoked overy permit  to the lire  , line.      No civilian may pass the  cordon of citizen soldiers, which  tonight stretches around the lire  .'swept  district where  lay safes  and   vaults   containing    untold  ���"���treasure. ���?   ,  ���f"Av'--gl,eat-cloud- was lifted this  afternoon when it was discovered that practically all of the  , vaults, strong rooms, 'and safes  . of the financial' concerns/whose  buildings -were' destroyed, are  unhurt! A tremendous loss in  securities had been anticipated  here, but vault after*vault yielded up its treasures unharmed.  ��� ' Prom one trust company's safe  alone papers to the amount of  more than 8200,000.000 was recovered. The news cheered the  whole city and encouraged immediate and thorough investigation.  <���   Not a si'ngle life.has been lost  and not a human being has been  even dangerously injured.    "The  bald facts are that 140 acres of  ,   business buildings, representing;  property    to    the   approximate  value of   $125,000,000 -wasr destroyed.       The   insurance   will  reach;*80,000,000s or .*90,000,000.  History is marked by few such  calamities, but with the  passing  of .the   first    great   shock,   the  brighter  side  is  coming uppermost and there is much thankfulness  that a  change in the wind  and   the  courageous  final stand  ', of  the    firemen   prevented   the  emptying out   of ; hundreds   of  homes and the almost inconceivable suffering that would have  ^followediit, but Providence and  brave  men  were  joined hand in  hand  to  avert  the  horror of a  ��� residence section  conflagration,  ,1-and-the story of the great Baltimore fir.e, will always be  told   in  money,'^Instead   of    in   human  lives.  stocks subject to heavy losses,  as recently sustained, is self  evident.  Meaning of the Word Panama.  lt is supposed b/ si , hat  Panama derived its name from  the native word for butterfly.  Explorers of the interior tell of  swarms of butterflies, which at  times rise on slopes of the mountains in dense clouds, darkening  the sunshine. Others maintain  that' the name is from au Indian  word meaning abounding iu fish.  ' NOTICE.  Nolice Is heicbj. kIvuii tliat sixty days afiei  ditto J intend tu it])]>l> to thc.Chicf.Couiiiils-  sioner of Lands ami, Woi ks foi pcriiilbslnu lo  purchase till- following described liuid lu Son I It  Kast Ivootcnay (Jominenoint; at (lie MMithnest  coiner of Lot HOIL', thenee noitli iXl cliains.  ihoncewest lis chains (A links, thence south 7ii  eluiins to the northwest, coiner of l.ol 5.MXS.  thence cast id eluiins lo the northeast corner of  l.ol .->S(K,."thence south '.'(J chains to the norlli  west cornet of Clco. nounrlns purchase, thence  east ll chains 0.vilnks io the we-( botuultiiy of  l.ott,:Ci7. thence uoi Ih IIS cliulns IU links lo the  south boundary of l.ol - HOtlU. ihetite west 8S  cliiiius T'.i Units lo place of lic^liiuiiiKeoniulultit;  .V>K aci es jiioi e or less,  Located this liMb ila.i of .lunuary, IM)I.  ���'i io..i. itUTiii,:i<i,'oiti).'i,nc.itoi  Items  of Interest.  With the application of modern scientific principles of-, mining and milling, the element of  hazard, risk or chance-has large-  -ly disappeared. 'After an.ore  body of reasonable-, magnitude  has been explored iand developed  and its value demonstrated to be  greater than the cost of production or dp'&i'&tion, the* last par-,  tide of speculative element may  be'considered as eliminated; for  the extraction and reduction of  the ore is a simple manufacturing process,; i.p, which the raw  material is the ore aud the  .finisliejd'tprod|ict gold., It also  .hasi-toe'^^dyahjtage of a ready  market at all times for the product with no competition in  price; for gold is tho standard  of all values.  ���<5  '"��b'hfe"oY'"Vh"e' "richest men in  thd WofW"are'   mining   Icings.  mai$/1'-'^?'''wliom have, grown  po^sjrful through tho propor application of originally a modor-  atefcapital^-and ,it is proven that  wh'jio millions of dollars have  be<5i". lost in railroads. - farm  mortgages and eastern. industrials and building associations,  the��jAnieriean mining industry  stel'dily advances, making enor  moifs" profits for -its supporters,  buifeSing great states and cities,  andCpoints with pride to the  American possession of 253  mingss that have'pliid in dividends  ove��$625,000,000.  The wisdom of buying mining  'stocks,   as  an  investment,   that  are .put   on.; the   market for   a  small "percentage of   their  par  value,   compared  with   railroad  WANTED' ��� 'SKVI0KA1. I"NDUSTRI-  ....-'ous.persond. in e'nch ikuto to travel for  hou.se established eleven years and with  a lartre capital, to (sail upon mcrcluuils  and agents for successful and profitable  :.-,linc. iiHcM-manenfc'erigajjeinent. Wook-  < ly cash H*lary of $24 aiid all traveling  expenses and hotel bills advanced in  cash each week Experience not essential. Mention references and ���ene-loso  self-addressed envelope. THE NATIONAL,:i:t& Dearborn St., .Chicago.   s  NOTICE.  Cl ,  Notice Is herehy tflven Hint thiit> da)- nfler  dale ��c in lend to apply to (he Chief Commission  er of Lands iintl Workh.antl the As-isttuit Ooui-  Jiilsslonci ol- I-ancls anil Works tor ihe dlMriut  of cJSnsl Kooteniiy for a .-license to prospect  for coal iintl. petiolcinn on the foi lowlnj; described hinds situate In .Southeast Kooloiiuy,  alxiut twelve miles.nortli of the 'international  Houndary Line .mil .'tbotH three miles ue-,1 of  the Klmhciid Uivei  '  1. (JomincnuiiiK at a post'marked souili west  eorner of Williiuu MeCiieicorr.s olitim (this post  bCinK on tlie south shoie 01 Cliche Lake) iim-  ciist 80 eliiiins, thence noith K0 .'eluiins, thence  west HO chain-, thenee south SO elwtiiis to place  ol IjckuiiiIiik ami,containing t!40 aeies  ( William MeOrotfoi, Locatoi  t '       Angus Camel ou. A(,'onl  Unled tJlh'Uue , l'.iO.l  2. Cniiiiiieiiciiif��iit .t posl maikcd nonliuesl  eorner post of M. A.,New bj 's claim and joinnu;  tlie south boundary of Win. ���MeUK'Hor's t laim  riinninj.; eiisl 80 ehitins, thence south 80 chains,  tlience;��est>)ehiiiiis,|thfiiec noitii'80 chains  to plate oMn'KMininK, coiiluiiiiugiblO acres.  \ ,    ������   V. A. New by, I.ocaioi  AiiKUs.Caincion, Agent  Dated tith J>ec.'.IIW,i.  ' .(.   Commencing ut a pdst'inaiked  noithcist  cornel post of.K.JAiulei son's claim; and joining  tho west boundary of M A. New b) 's claim i un-  miiBfcSouiH ��0 chains., thence west 80 eliiiins,  thence norlUrSO chains, thence east^so chains to  point ol boginningjindicontaluing WO acres.  IO..Anderson, l.oentoi  '     >'     Aiikus Camel on,,Atfent  n.itecl tith Dec.   IPOi ,  4 CoiuuicnciiiK Hta post marked southeast  corner post'uf I ;M. HodsonVelaini mid joining  the north btmnditrj. of '.K J Anderson's claim  running noilb.,8UjchHlnh, thence west 80 chains,  tlienee.soutli 80 chalns,;,thence east. 80 eluiins  to place of beginning.a.nd;containiiig i'A(i acics  I.-M. Hodson, Locator  ���" Aliens Cameron. Affent  Dated dill.Dec . 1901 <  "  , r '  j.   Commencini; at it post marked Jsouthnest  corner post of J. Cl. Putnam's claim and joining the ��estd)Oiindni'y;of;i. M.JHodson's claim  runuing east 80 chains, thenee north 80 chains,  thence west 80 cliulns, .thence south 80 chains  to place of beginiiing.'iiiitlfeontaining fl40 acres,  .1. Cl. l'utnnm, Locatoi  Angus Cameron, Agent  Dated (ith Dec. 1HO.I.  . 6.   Commencing ut.a post marked northwest  coiner post ol M.:lvciinedy\cldim antl joining  the south  boundaiy.of J   G. Putnam's claim  running east SOehains^the'.ice boutli BOcliaini,,  thence west 80Vlinins,.thence,.nortli 80 chuins  to place of'beginiiintr and containing W0 aeies.  M. Kennedy, Locator  Angus Cumeion, Agent  Dated.lith Dec. 190.)  7. Commercing ut a.postmarked, northeast  comer post of S. A. McCiillutn's claim and joining tho west lioundary of M. ICcnnedy's claim  lunning south 80 chains, thence west 80 chains,  thence north SO chains, ilieiiee.easi 80 chains lo  place ot beginning und coiitalninglilO ucies.  S A  McCallum. Locatoi  Angus Cameron, Agent  Dated tith Dec. 1110,1  8. Commencing at ii post marked southeast  comet post'otsl. Autleihou's claim and joining  the noith boundaty.of S. A. McCnllum's cluim  running west to chains, thenee noi th 80 chains,  thenee east 80 chains, thenee south 80 chains to  place of beginning, and containing (Hi) ueres.  .1. Anileison   Locator  A. Cameron. Agent o  Dated (ith Dee . l'.iO.l  !)    Commencing at a post   marked southeast  coinei   pos--. of A.   Wilgul'u claim and joining  the cist tiotimlarv   of Win.  Mefliegoi's claim  running west 80chains, thence north 80chains,  thence east 80 uhaiiis. thence south 80 chains to  Ihe place ut beginning and containing C>I0 aeies  '.\. Wright. Locator  Angus Cameron, Agent  Dined bib Dec. 1'ili.t  10.    (.'omuieneiug ul a posl in Hiked northeast  corner post of  A.   M. Ifav's claim and joining  the -ouili lioiindai'V ol A. Wiight's claim   run-  uing   south  SO chains   thence  west 80 chains,  thence noith 80 eluiins, thence east 80 chains In  place ol beginning and containing OKI aeies.  A. M. May. Locator  Align- (J.imeioii. Agent  Dated tall Dec    llliU  II Commencing at it post uiaiked northwest  cornet posl of V. Dinsuioie's claim anil joining  thc east boundary of A M Hay's claim lunning  south 80 chains, thenee cast 8<l eliiiins, thence  noi th 80 chains, thenee west 80 chains to place  of beginning and containing till) acres  , I-'  Dlnsniore, Locatoi  Align- Camel on. Agent  Daled tith Dee . l'KM  ii. Commencing at a post, marked southwest  corner post nf A. W. Aiidcjr.sim's elutui and  joining the north boundary of K. DiiiHmoru'.s  claim running eastSO chains, thence north 80  eluiins, thence west 80 chains., thence south 80  :;htiins to place of beginning and eontiiliiing W0  ncres. .   . .  .  A. VV. Anderson, Locator  Angus Cameron. Agent  Dated (Ith Dec. l'.KIIt.  1:1. Cotnmehclng at a post marked northwest  corner post of D. D, Monro's claim ami joining  the north boundary ot A. W. Anderson's claim  running south 80 chains, thence east 80 cliains,  (hence, nortli'80 chains, thence  west  SO chains  to place of beginning and containing W0 aero.  D. D. Munro. Locator  Angus Cameron, Agent  Dated Bill Dec.;] MM.  11.   Commencing at a post marked southwest  cornel post of K. M.   Hay's claim and  joining  the north boundary of D.   1). Munro's claim  i mining east 8(1 chains, thence north 80 eluiins,  thenie  west 80 chains, thenee south 80 chuins  to place of beginning and containing W0 acics.  K. M. Hay, Locator  Angus Cameron, Agent  Dated 8th Dec, lilOH.  13. Commencing at a post marked southeast  corner post of R. McCulIiiin's claim and joining  the west boundary of IC. M. Hay's claiin lunning west 80 chains, thence north 80 chains,  thence (iisl 80 chains, thence t-oulh 80 elmin�� to  place of beginning and containing WO acres.'  !���'.. JMeCiillum, Locatoi  ,3  , Angus Cameron. Agent  Dated 8th Dee.. I'.MM.  It).   Commencing at u poM marked northeast  coiner.post of A. .1. Dunlop's claim and joining  the south  boundary or K.  McCalliun's clttlui  running south 80 chains, thence west 80 chains  thence noith 80chains, thence cast 80 chains to  place of beginning and containing 040 acres.  A. .1. Dunlop. Locator  Angus Camel on, Agent  'Daled Ulh Dee., VMi.  IT. Commencing at a post uuuked northeast  cornel' post of L. Wright's claim mid joining  the noith boundary of K. M. Hay's claim running south sO cliains, thence west SO chains,  thence north 80 chains, tlieiice east 8(1 chuins to  place of beginning anil containing WO acres.  ' I. Wright. Locator  Angus C'limeion. Agent  DiilcilSlli'Dec, l'.H):t.  18. Commencing nt a posl marked southeasl  corner post of .1, A. McCnllum's claim and joining Ihe noith boundary ol L. Wiight's claim  running nest So chains, llienee north 80 chain-,  thence east 80 chains, thence south 80 chain- to  place of beginning containing 010 acres.  ,1. A. McCalluni, Locator ,   ,  , Angus Cameron. Agent  Iiatedsth Uec. I'JOlt. _ ���   .  10. Commencing ut a post.miirked southwesi  coinei post of K. K. McUregoi 's claim and join  ing thc east boundni-j of .1. A. NreCallum'n  claim riiiiuing noith 80 chains, thence east 80  chains, thence south 80 chains, thence west 80  chains to place of bnginning and containing W0  acres.  K. 10. McOiegor, Locator  , Angus Cameron:1 Agent  Dated 8lh Dec. I'tO.-t. ' ��� "    "i  -JO. Commencing ut a po-,1 inaiked noithwosl  cornei post of V. MTcCsilluiu's claim ami joining  the south boundary of K. K. McGregor's claim  running sotiih 80 chains, iliciit c east 80 chains,  thoncc north 80 chains, thence w fist 80 chains  to place of beginning aud containing W0 ucies  V. McCallum, Locatoi  ' i'    Angus Cameion, Agent1  Dated Slh Dec., l'KM. '      ���        2  ' A Business Proposition.  If you are hoi'hh east tt careful .selection of your route is'essential to the enjoyment of your trip. II it is a business  trip time is the main consideration; if  a pleasure trip, scenery ami the conveniences and comforts of a modern  ru il road. s  Why not combine all by usin�� ' the  ILLINOIS CKNTKAL. the Up-To-  Date Road,' running two trains daily  from St. Paul and" Minneapolis, and  from Oinahu, to -Chicago. Free Ue-  dining Chair Curs, the lamoiw Buftet-  Library-Smokiii" Cars, all trains vesti-  buled.' In short thoroughly modern  throughout! ��� All tickets reading via  the Illinois Central .vill be honored on  these trains and no extra-fare charged.  ', Our rates are the same as'thb.se of  inferior - roads���\vh\ -not get your  money's worth.J  Write for lull particulars.  '  J. C. LINDSBY, T.V. & P.A.     '  142 Third'St.,-Portland, Oregon.  '   B. H. Tuumuull, Commercial A^ent  t     142 Third St.", Portland, Oregon.  P. H. Thompson,   b\ ���& P.A.,   I loom:  1, Colinun'Bldir.. Seattle", Wash.  51  ���&ru\nnrinrinnnt^iy^j^ris^iv^r\i\nj\  IS I'UDLISHICD I0VKKY SATUKDA V, AND Has" A 'd  CJUAHANTKKIJ   ClKC'l'LATJON    LAKCKU   THAN" -5  ANY OTHKJf 1'Al'Eli IX KAST KOOTHNAY. IT lis fl  ALL IIOMK J'KIXTKI). AXD CONTAINS DOriJI.L H  ���TIIK AMOUNTOK NKV\'S OF AN YI'AI'KH IN THK ?  IHSTKIC'I". '                   ' ,'S  5 ilri3uui5THjffiiLnrru^  As   An   Advertising  Unexcelled.  Medium    It   Is  I  **��.*��*(*���� *���***���***���**+tOtC-C-��-**��.  TIIK l'KOSPKCTOU (X)YKltS A  DISTINCT     '  LARGIOIt THAN SOMK KMIM KKS. AND HAS A  LAKOK KORUION ClItCLTLATION.  T  *-*++***m*4-��*mm*-i-i-i-��-��-��-��-��<<:  The Paystreak-Of Ad's' In >This Paper Pays From The Grass Roots,  And-Never Pinohes Out, Stake One!'   The Result Will Be To   ���'  f ���        ' i ^ '  Your Interest. -, *  .JOB PRINTING OF ALL KINDS NEATLY,  EXECUTED. , . '  AND PROMPTLY  TICKETS  to and' tkom' all   ,  Points East  Shaving' ^ Hair. Dressing Parlor  Next to Orientitl Hotel  FORT "STEELE,    B.   C.  o  All  Kinds  of Hair Worlc  a  Specialty  A. J. GREZ,.  PjtOPRIETOK.  Northern  Railway  Short   l^ine  TO  -  Spokane, St. Paul, Duluth, Minno  .apolis,-Chicago-and.Points East  2        TRAINS    DAILY        r\  PAST  TIME ��� j��  New .Equipment Throughout, Day-  Coaches, Palace aud Tourist Sleepers  Dining- and'Buffet Smoking- Library  Cars.  For Tickets, llatob, Polders and Full  Information.    Call on or adjro.ss  any a^'ent, Great Northern  Uailway or  '   A. 15. C. DI0NN1STON. G.w.i'.A.  612 Fifth, ftvenue, Seattle. Wash.  Fort   Steele  Cigar   Store  >   JOE TAENHAUSER. Proprietor.  A Pino Lino of * ' �� l  Cigars, Pipes und Tobaccos  Billiard Room  WATCILMAK'KK  Ulltl    .lEWl'.LEU  ENGRAVING and REPAIRING  PERIODICALS  Your attention is called- to tlie  ���'Pioneer Limited" trains of the "Milwaukee & St Paul Llailway." "Tho only  perfect, train* in the world."  You will find it, desirable to ride on  those trains when 'Ae'iug to any point, in  tho Mastern States or Canada. They  connect with all Transcontinental  Trains and all Ticket Ajrents sell  tickets. "  For further information, pamphlets,  etc, ask any Ticket A (rent or '  li. L.  l-'OIiD, II. S,  IiOWK,  Pass., Ag-ent,,  "SPOKANE.  ANDREW  ��� ��� ' '''"'/   ���.' '.  GONTRAGTOR  (ieneral Agent,  poutland:  NEIDIG  and    BUILDER  HOUSP: AND SIGN l'AINTlNU     ,  CALC1MININO urn! l'Al'ER HANGING  FORT STEELE, B. C.  iW   All   -work promptly done.  - NOTICE.  t Notice is hereby given tluit thirty Mnys iiftei  clute 1 lutunil to apply to thi! Chiel C'oiiiniis-  sioner of Lands nnd Works.^Victoria, for n  Twoniy-one year tun her lea-,u over.tho lollo�� -  ini; IhiiiIk in North Kast Kootenay:���(,'oni-  inoneinB at a post planted on the east hunk oi  the Kootenav Kivor about seven miles north of  Lotli.V.iii'. thenee en-l 80. chains, thence noith  ^'10 chains, thence \vest.40.chniiis. tlieiice noith  lUOeliain.s, thence west 10 chains, thence north  80 cliains, thence west ID chains, llienee north  IHO chuins. thence uest, io chuins. thence noi lie  Ml chains, thence west HiO chains, thence south  80 chains, thenee east 40 cliains, thence south  HiO chuins. thenee easl. Ill_chaiiis. thoncc south  80 chains, thence cast in chains, llienee south  1(10 chains, thence east io chain.-, thence south  2lu chains, thenee e��M -JI0 chains io the place  of licsjinnlnsf.  Dated this 171 li day of November. IU0.I.  '   rc ANDl'KW II. (iltAC'i:.  Toys,   Books   and   Stationery  BaesrasiizjKiM.  REPEATING RIFLES  No matter what your ideas or preferences  are about a rifle, some one of eight, different Winchester models will surely suit  you. Winchester Rifles arc made in all  calibers, styles and weights ; and whichever model you select, you can count en  its being well made and finished, reliable  in action  and a strong, accurate shooter.  FREE   SfiiJ your name and address  nn  a postal ,  t!  illustrated    catalogue.  card 'for   our    164    pat;e  WINCHESTER    REPEATING   ARMS   CO  NEW HAVEN,  CONN.   .  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby ^hoti Unit thirty days aitei  date 1 intend to apply to the Chief Coniinission-  ei of Lands, and Works at Victoria. ll.C. for  a T\vcnt> -one year timber hcii-e over the foi-  lowing lauds in Noi th Kast ICnolciiay.- Commencing al a post planted on the ensi bank of  the Koolenay Rlier about seven miles noi lb ol  LoH.V.M; thence east 120 chains, (hence south  8(1 chains, thence'east 10 chains, thence south80  chains, thence east 10 chains, thenee south '.MO  chains, thence east 10 chains, thenee south H',0  .more or less to the noith limit of snld Lot I.V.MV  thence west aloni; said"ii'nrlli limit 2-10 chains,  (hence north IU0 chains, thence west 10 chains,  thence north SIO chains, thence west III chains,  tlieiice north HO chains, thenee west l:.'0 chains,  llienee. north WI chains, thenee 'cnst;, 20O cliains  to place of bOKinninu. '    [���'   '  Dated this l<ih ��hiy of Nciveinlier, I'.KIII.  -.-    ������' . JOHN KWIN.  Port    Steele  Brewing    Co.  FORT STEELE,  B.  C.  MANUFAGTUIiBlt.S     suid     iiJiBWKliS    Oh'    KXTKA     i^INE  PORTER  BARREL,    KEG    OR. ' BOTTLED  Hoi tied beer-Tor-family use7'a., .specially  BEER  SOLD . BY    THE  OUTSIDE ORDERS GIVEjy STRICT # P.ROM PT ATTENTION  P. O. Bv-X 812  TELEPHONE   NO.  I  READ.  THE PROSPECTOR  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED  Mutz   & Scott, Prop's. THE PROSPECTOR/PORT STEELE, B. C, FEBRUARY 13,  19P-1  North Star Lodge  ��he ��ro0:p��jct0t\  SATURDAY, FP.I1. l.'l,  1 i>01  vTTTTTTTTmTTTTTTTTmTTmTTTTTrTTTTTTTnTmn^  I  LOCAL NEWS. 1  -:-iiimiiiiiiiiiiiiii.iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiui^  A. Robertson returned from  a  visit to Cranbrook Monday.  Winter is passing rapidly, and  the ice crop is now harvested.  Lee Mansfield oi Marysviile  was in town Sunday last.  John H. Larsen and Mr. Hen-  erberry cuine ,clown ��from Wild  Horse creek Tuesday.  Frank Parks, Cranbrook, was  al the Imperial hotel Sunday  last. '  NO. 30.  A.  F,. AND A.  M.       G.  R.  B. C.      ���  ,1'ORT STKKLE. ��. (J.  Itevulur ineelinss��� 1st Tuesdaj in eucfa  month at eight o'clock. Visiting Mrulberu an  cordially Invited.  Elk River Lodge, l-'ernie, regular meetings  held flr.sl'Friday of each month.     '  ,  Cranbrook Lodge, Cranbrook, regular meet-  , lnus held on the third Thursday ol each mouth j >5HOWPfi  J. II1M.OP. Secretary.     I  T. S. Shephind and B. M. Burgess came up from Fish Lakes  Monday,  ���nruvanruTJOj-ijTJTJ-iJTririnru-i^^  ���   -~ . .       w    ._.. .. . . . ���        -.-    -    -���  .*-      ..     . ^  Imperial Bank of Canada I  CAPITAL AUTHORIZED $4,000,000  CAPITAL (paid up) - - $2,983,896  REST ACCOUNT      -   -   $2,636,312  Head    OFFioe:���Toronto.  T. K. MERRITT, President   D. R. AVILICIE. AHce-Pros. und Cen. Man.  AGENTS   IN    GU-I5AT   HR1TA1N���Lloyds   Hunk,  T> _ I.rmibard  SI,.,  London.  A General Himlnnn Biihines-, Transact oil.       '    '   '  ! Saving's Bank Department'. ��� Interest allowed on deposits.  Cranbrook Branch,  F. H. MARSH, Manager  ���-���             _  __ o ,��  ���z*&%&&X*%-%%%r#^���w-%?-%*%^  The  Canadian Bank oi commerce  . - i,  HEAD OFFICE���TORONTO.  Paid up Cupitul $S,700,000: Heserve Fund $.1,000,000:  A<r!,r,.(.jralci Resources Over $83,000,000 Nov. 30th, 1903.  London Office; 00 Lombard Street. K. C.  New York Office; 1 (1 Kxchniifie IMuce.  And 110 branches in Canada and the United States.  &   Cranbrook Branch.  F. C. MALPAS, Manager.  If  You   Like   a   Good   Cup   of   Tea   Buy  A large number of young men  oi Fort Steele, are now working"  in the lumber dhnp��.  A. Chisholm'and D. Guinter  came up from Bull river Sunday  last. ,     , ��  The   ground    hog     saw " his  shadow���and   the   next   dav   it  Rocky Mountain  Chapter    PVa����ier   na*   oeen-  t ] r a Justice of, the Peace,  i    James   Wesley    Donohuu    of  |"\Vardner   has   been'   appointed'  ���rwr\  fHE FAMOUS  M0N  NO. 125. R. A.M. ,      ,      x.   _   ,   ,     ,. ,  i    A.   McLeod, ' Maus creek, was  , port stekle. a. c. j registered    at   the  ' Strathcona  Regular meeting���L'nd Tuesday in j Wednesday  each month at ei^ht o'clock.    ���  ON  v??  Sojourning Compunionb are cordially  invited.  R. L. T. Galhraith Scribe II.  Professional.  HARVEY, McCARTER & DUNBAR  BARRISTERS AND SOLICITORS  CHAXI'iHOOK.      -     B.C.   ���  THOMAS    M c V IT TIE  R.U.S.  &  CE.  ��     L      *" L    'y  'Port' Steele B.C?  Four Stki;m: Dkvklopmknt Synuioatb Ltd  1118 Lruduiihull Street.,* London, rcnglurul.  N.��A.  WALLINGER,        FORT STEELE-  POST bl>;i-'ICK IIOX 8.  J. G. CUMMINGS  CIVIL   ENGINEER  Provincial    Land   Surveyor  FOIIT -STEELE, B, C.  i Application is to be made for  a charter for a railway from  lvooteuay Lake, down the St..  Mary's river to Fort Steele.  J. F. Byrne, who has been  working in lumber camps near  Marysviile. returned ao Steele  Monday. -  This is the unanimous woi;d of  all our friends in distant lands';  "The Prospector" is as good  as a letter, from home.  40c.,    S'Oo.    and    60c.    Per    Pound  H  Trains from the east have been  badly delayed during^the past  week by, cold, and snow in the  territories and far east..   ,. ei  We'hear the whistle-of the  Kootenay Central trains, coming  over the mountaius, but., the  engines' have not appeared yet.  "Japs'* in the vicinity of Steele  are preparing for a hunting trip,  they'will return'homo and tackle  tho Russian' bear.  GEARY   &l DOYLE.  Liveru, Feed & Sale Stable.  Port, Steele 15.G  Uegulur   Dully   Sta��c   meet.-  all  triiiiia :tt, Fort Steele Junction.  S'ADDL'O it PACK  HOUSI-:^  ,        c  TKA.MIiNC Ol" ALL KIM'S A SITCI.ll.T^  Fort Steele  Diamond Jubilee  miss b. moss,     Hospital  MATHOl.  Graduate.' ot Sic Lii.;c:-> llu���,',)'..:.)  Vuucoumt  H (_'  This Institution ha- beuii recently  enlnrged by a new wing which i-> now  open for reception of p.ttient-. l-'or  term* upply io  Miss B. Moss,   or    J. t'. Smith. Sec.  Matron. P"ort Steele, B.C.  Geo. Geary has gone to Fairmont Springs. He will return  with a load, oJ" fat beef for'the  Fort Steele market.  Thc Rev. Dr. Herdman, Superintendent of Presbyterian  Missions, will conduct service in  the Presbyterian church at Fort  Steele Sunday forenoon.  In this vicinity, lumbering  seems to be the work this winter  beyond tlie ordinary. This,is  also true of other places in the  district.  AGENT,  > NOTICE.  Take Notice that sixty days after ilute 1 Intend to uiuke application to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, .Victoria, for permission'to-purdmsc (lie following described  lands in South Kast Kootenay: ''"Commencing  at a point on the noith bunk of Spring Creek,  auont o.ie-half mile from Perry Creole, thenee  west 10 chains, thence north SO chains, thence  east 40 chains, thence south -JO cliains to thc  point of commencement, containing 80 acres.  Dated at Critnbrook.rOctobei :11st, 190:1., ,  Ih ' ROBEKT O. .T13NNINUS.'  Our public school is progressing under the management of  Mr. Tupper Blakeny. the new  principal, who is well liked by  the pupils,   o  A number of citizens in this  district have received a touch of  ������high life" in the shape of tax  demands from the assessor.  Some of these demands are  rather high and there is much  eussin. "agin" the government.  NOTICE.  Xotice ii heii'by i^nen tli.it tinny  iliij'i after (lute I intend to apply :o the  Chief Commiinioner of I.,iml- .nul  Work*, for a. U\eill\-oni' .Veiir b'.i-i- lo  cut iuiil curry iiway tinibcT from tin: following (le-icrilied l.inil- -miut,- m .-unitli  Kail Koolcnsiy Dinirici. < 'imiin-iicin^r  at a po-t. pliiiili'ii ,it ilie lOiitlii-a-t corner of I .ul, lS'.l"., tlic-nc-c wcil four inilci.  ' tlieiice .south two anil oiic-tialf .miles  more or less, l.o I'I i.e. Internal icinal  f!iuinihi,i'.V l.ine 'l.heiici.i.e.'is'l.' alolie'''.iiii(l  - lioundary Line four miles more or lens  ti> southwest corner of Lot -1 ii".��I,. thence  norl.h two and one-half miles alone-  wdstern honndiiry of Loi -1,7.11 to pciinl-  of commencement,..  Hated. I>ei';?3i sty U��0.'!.  irj,     '��� Alt'l.'llUK-  H.  I'UONWICK  .'���-// j  li. P. Cook is now engaged in  putting up ice. The ice is not  as thick or clear as usual, but  the hotel men are afraid to take  chances on their being enough  cold weather to make a full supply later on.  The Rev. McKeenan who is on  his way lo Australia, held service and preached in the Si.  John's Episcopal Church on Sun  day last. Mr. McKeenan is an  eloquent pre.'iclier and his sermon was listened toby an appreciative congregation.  Me.s-.rs. Yates and Slookdale.  were visiting a I Wort Steele  Tuesday They     came     from  Windermere and are well and  lavoralily known. 'Mr. Yates is  the son of the vicar of Golden,  and is tlie.' pioneer druggist at-  Wilmer."   '      ' - *   '  NOTICE.    ,.%  Sixty days after date -T intend to  apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for permission to  purchase the followin��- described land  surveyed as Lot 4140looirimenein{; at a  post planted on the North West corner  of said Lot containing- ItlO acres more or  less.  Dated this loth day of January. 1901.  3 11. M. FULLERTON.  J.   HIGHVVARDEIM.  PIONEER   BARBER SHOP  Everything Strictly Eii'st Class.  Next door to the Prospector.  NOTICE.     ,  Noiiee is hcrohy yiven that within  sixty days after date I intend to apply  to-i. the Chief Commissioner of Lands  and Works. '.Victoria, lor, permission to  purchase the following described land:  Commencing- twenty chains south of  tlio,northeast corner of LotoSOU. thence  forty chains east, thenee .forty chains  south, thence forty chains west, thenee  forty chain- north to point oi commencement, containing 1(50 acres.  Dated Kith November, 1903.  47       " GEO RGB DOUGLAS. Locatoi-  M  GARLIN   & DURICE  ���.       l '   n        >* *  GENERAL   MERCHANTS  Fort  NOTICE.  Notice i-, hoiuby given Unit, tliu t\ il.iys nlu-r  dnte r intend io apply to the Hon. the Clnpt  Commissioner of I.undstiuil Works foi ii liconse  io piospect for Coiil unci I'etroleuin on the following linuls Conuui'iicinfr nt ii post inni'Keil  ,T. K. MullerS noi thwesi eoinei beint? the south  west eorner of 10. Guid's loeulloii, tlieiice1 south  KOchum", thenoe enst M) ohains, thence noilh  80 chains, thence west hO chuins to plnce ot lie-  h'inniiil; contaniin;,' (S10 ucrcs.  Uuted .Tunuiiry Ith, IU04.  .1. Iv. MIIjI.KU. I.ocutoi  ."i .Iitiiici C'limeioti, AKi'iit  NOTICE.  Take notice Unit ihiuy diiys after dute 1 intend to applj to the Chief Coimniss.ionei of  Liunds und Works, Victoria, 15. C. for permission to cut and carry aw.iy limber Irom the following debut ibed lauds in South iZlist Kootenay ;���CominenciiiK nt a point 20 chains west of  the northeast corner of-T. Koborts' Timber  r.ieuiice thence north 80 chuins theiicu west SO  cli.tins, thenoe south 80 i h.inis. thenee east HO  chains to point ol commencement.  Dated IJccembei .Ircl  IMS  hO HOI5KKT I.AUUllfi.  MINING  THIRTT-HIHTH YEAR.  and SCIENTIFIC  'I'lIK, MAS'I'KI) MK.ir'llANIC'S I't-UK 'I'Alf  S(.1AI' lieiil.s unci sollcns I lie skin, whilci  promptly cl'-unsini:, it hi^icjim:. cill, rust, etc.'  Invaliiiilih'for intM-liiinlrs. fiinners. sportsmen.-  Free sminple mi roci-if.t or ;->. fur pustiixe.  Albert Toiicl Simp Co., Mfrs Alontrinl.  24 Pa.����  :. Veekly :.. Illustrated.   >  iNDist Usable  TO MINING MEN.  $3 PER YEAR, POSTPAID:  IIKNI)  F-Oll'hAmpI.E COI��Y.  FINING ��- Scientific PRESS  310 MARKET ST.. SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.  iiusinuss is picking up. Advertise in Tin;: Pkosi'KOTOU and  pick ii)) your part of il. . /'���"  NOTICE.  'I'ake notice lli.it in lliiitv iliivs uftei ilute  we intend to apply to tho Chief Comnns-  siouei ol Lands and Woi Its and the Assistant  Coinmissionui ot Lands und Woiks foi the District of lOast Ivooleiii'>. foi licenses to  prospect foi coal and pelioluum on the following doseiibed lands in South East Koolenay  About tun miles norlli ot tlfo liuornal'iomil  liuund.n-y and tlnee miles wcsl of'tlio fbiiheud  liivor. t '     1  a. Cniniiiennnifui a |iost one mile hiim ol  AI I). Iviiik's chiim, belnif the noi 111 west coinei  post of 1). K Ken s iliiim. thence sou,lh hO  chuins. thence east so chums, llienee north HI  chains, thence westhrtchains to pouil ol.iom-  nioiiceiiient  li.K   KKUli  Located Dec-. 10th, lilOl  li. Comiueiieiiiii: at the noithwest eoruei ol  IJ. K Keir's cliiiin, bciiiK Ihe noitheust corner  IKistof .lohn II. McDonald scl.iitr., llienee south  KO chains, thence wcsiMl chains, thence- noith  HO chains, thence cum Mlchiiins to point ol coin-  inenLCiiient.  JOHN II   McDOcVALI)  Located per. lOlli,.190.1, '..'���''''  c. Coiiimeiicini.; at the nortlieitsr corner of  .lohii II. McDonuld-'s claim, bclnifttie soiiilieust.  corner posl of Aukus A\T. Duvift' cliiiin. thencti  west 80 chuins. tlieiice north K0 chains,  thoncc east 80 chains, thence south 80 chains to  point, of\ commencement -.. .    ,   ,' ���       -  \  '���' '.       AICCUS.U'. IJAVIS. '  .   Located Dec. Kith, ISHKI. '���;     .'��� r,  Steele,  Kootenay.  Sole Ajjenta for UiaQgUlQUS^ggl  COMPANY  Tins Steel is guaranteed to be equal to Jessop's or Firths in all  Hard Rock Work. <��� . -  Sous AGIiNTS  Ror.K   Aoknts  crow's Nest Goal company  Giant Powder company.  Mining  Supplies  a Specialty.  Agenls lor the' MASSEY, HARRIS    CO., Limited?  0 Farming   Implements.  ^mmm!m?!mmmmmmmmm$mmmmmmmwmm��  | N. HANSON, 1  ��E General iVIercheirtt AND ^  Er LviciMor" Dealer. 3  K. ('!.- T.��� 'Lucas. 'Va,iicouv<r,  Cbrnioi'ly. a 'resident, of.. Port;  Steele; wi 11, be a. -I.iri lisli Col ii in-  bia, candidate- for the ''Iihode.s  Scholarship."  .  ���NOTICE.  Nol.iey. is lic.i'eh.v yivon tliul, thirty  days lifter (lute,wo intend tu apply to  tlu: (Ihiof ('oiniiiis.sioiH:!', of Lands ilik'I  Works foi- a spi'.i.'.ial luion^i; In mil. anil  carry iiway t.iiiili'er from ���tlie,;-rnl|(ii.vii!ji'  diiscrilicd lands in' .Siiiitlicast Kciiitcnay.  (Joniiiicni'in^ nt u, posl, planted on  the C,l'��� It. .liiii'.alioiil, 40 cliiiius iiortli  of tin: St.- .Mit.ry's llivi.,f tliciici: north  Sir elm ins. l,hi:in'i>! east KO, chains,,  thence south 8(1 cliains. I,licin:c west S(i-  chuins ito the place of hoginniiifV containing (Mil acres.  ,    , ���     .1. .MKAOIIKK \   ll'IIOWI.;/  Dated Uec. 121 h, MKI.'I. r,2   ;  CT     MannCaolui'Ci'of all Kinds of Lumber,       A large assort-.    ^  <^ menl of seasoned Lumber and Shingles always . 2  ��T on hand  .  1  ^S  DIMENSION      LUMBER      A     SPECIALTY. ZS  |       MflSfl. ���": ��� BG.  3  =3  Port Steele  Meat -Market  T. ROBERTS, Proprietor.  Fresh and Salt Meats Always On Hand.  nrai

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