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The Prospector Dec 30, 1899

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Array A  :*wfeCi&tf:-  U  ,*     * :  u  ��� ���������'/��� ',>  ��t - ; .   -���������?���<    ; - -  5?'. HE :jKOS?ECTOR liAs ui:j.X*  4-C5*?  # AlM'OIXTK'i   I Hi:  OKI'  ��,   GOVERNMENT   GAZETTE     ���}���  * 5'  Jjf Km Soutn r.a-t liooieiiav #���  *Y-^V?%^*^-'P-'^-$-s?;S-*��*��HM-<S-  * f  *  ���-%:��#-v..,,-��'-* -..  ��. -, - ~.  *���  #  THE   PROSPECTOR   CONTAINS all ��i;bl;c notices AND GIVES THE  LATEST TELEGRAPHIC  AND LOCAL NEWS.  *  *���  .*'  l^Oi. 0.  EORT  STEELE,  E. C. SATURDAY, DECEMBER SO, 1S99.  No 52.  1  OUR BUSINESS INTEREST.  A Brief Write Up of the 0 Different  jKercantile Houses Doing: Business  In Tort Steele.���A Good Showing-.  The following is a brief mention of  the difiereut busine-s homes in Fort  Steel*. The list speaks well tor ilie  prospericy"ol the" tmra.-'" It ��� is- rarcly  th.at.Mo many business enterprises .ire  represented in a town iif 1200 people.  Strangers are apt to inquire where the  trade for their support originates. Tile  answer is. u large .tributary country  extending for a distance ot T.'i miles  jiort.li and south. The different companies operating mines buy their 'supplies here, besides there is, u farming  j-omtminity in the Kootenay valley  which must not be overlooked. . .Commercially Fort Steele is all ^ rig hi' and  is bound to increase iii importance as  miiH'.s are opened up, an a consequence  ii will always remain a distributing  center.  Carlin A. Duriek'the successors to J{.  L. T. Galbraith. the pioneer merchant  of Kootenay. carry one of tlie largest  .stocks of general merchandise in K.ast  Kootenay, The linn is doing an enormous business not only with the mines,  but covering a territory from Fort  Ste'ele/to Windermere and to Ball  Kiver. ' This firm has a reputation' for  fair dealing and are deserving of ,the  ,    patronage bestowed upon them.  \ i. II. Gilpin who came to Fort Steele  ' two or three years  ago  has  succeeded  , bv .strict attention to business in building up a trade of'large proportions. He  , carries a large stock of the best selected  general merchandise.   He is personally  popular to which  fact,   his remarkable  success'is chiefly due.     in buying supplies <if G.   R.-Gilpin one can rest iiH-  .sured     that    everything    is    as   represented,  Tbe Fort Steele Mercantile Company  is another general merchandise  establishment  which   has' and   is  doing   a  ,plendid'busiiies.s.f)    There  is  nothing  which  cannot   be   procured   at,   their  r-iore.     .1-   FT.   fink  the manager i- a  veteran store keeper having   been   on-  o ,��ged in rhe business   for  many-years  in'spokane   before' coining   to   Fort'  ' Steele.    Fair dealing is also a  ohara'o-  ?������* .��� tei'l-tic of this establishment and, it, is  ' to tVis to which their gaining   trade   is  indebted.  MeHrido Bros^are an exclusive hurd-  ' ware concern they carry in their stock  'all kinds of hardware for miners, carpenters', blacksmiths. Thoy hare built  up an excellent'busiiu-s. and their  jrade is rapidly growing.   a  Robson & 1 Sogers report doing an excellent busiuess.   'It is   the  only   meat  ',-hoji in Fort Steele and their stock embraces everything in their line. Heuben  Roger- carries on the business   in Fort  .'Steele to the'satisfaction of the public,  'anil it, is to )>e hoped to the prolit of the  jirm.  Henry Kershaw of the Xorth Star  lion-c. has on hand constantly all kinds  of fresh fruits, and table delicacies. Ho  " lias ii bakery in connection and supplies  bread and cake. Mr. Kershaw gives  his personal attention to thc business.  Mrs. K. Dil.-e carries a -lock ol  lanev goods and confectionery and is  doing an excellent, business.  K. .J. Cann is the pioneer stationer of  Fori .Steele His stock is a varied one.  comprising books, stationery, toys. waN  paper .mil a thousand and one other  things. Mr. Cann had a specially  .-elected stock ot Christmas novelties  this year the sales of which were large  during the past two week-. Kxiensivo  improvements lor the display of goods  will be made in Ihe store next .summer.  The Fori Steele Cigar Store owned  bv Manslield and Cotterell is one of the  institutions of the town. The slock  ^comprises tobaccos ami cigars ol dullest quality, and all kinds of smokers  novelties.  T. C. Armstrong is one of the lies'  tinsmiths in the province and is prepared at short notice lo do any kind ol  repairing. He manufactures queen  .stove-, tin roofing is one of his many  -,'pei-ialtie-. Work done byiMr. Arm-  -trong is done to give satisfaction.  H. ('. Miller i- the proprietor uf the  Fort Steele Flour and Feed Store the  only exclusively Hour and feed establishment in Fast Kootenay. He carries  ill! tbe celebrated brands of Hour from  Manitoba and the_ Northwest territories. Kvory kind or'cereals is lobe found  here.  IU-'.ST.VIjUANTS.  Win. Kobertson "Monte Carlo" is a  name well known in this section. It is  ;it ".M.lute's" one can supply the cravings of the inner man. ' A breakfast.or  dinner lit, for a king can be furnished  jit .short notice All 4be delicacies of  f.'he season can l>e obtained here.  Sam bee of the Steele House is a  'veteran oook.and knows how to set up  jl good meal. ���    j,   :  The Motel W indsoi- is one of the best  hpste)r.ie.s in Fast lvooteuay and is con-  m  ducted on a broad liberal plan by  Mathe" and Keincman. ' The cuisine is  unexcelled and the bar is stocked with  fine liquors and cigars.  The Oriental Hotel.presided over by  William Stewart is another liostlery  which receives its proportion of public  patronage. Mr. Stewart is a genial  whole souled landlord, and the stranger  within nis gates can be assured of good  treatment.       ���  The Central Hotel conducted by  Harry Drew is a popular e-lablislnneiit  and well patronized.       0 >'  The Steele House is the pioneer  hotel in Fort Steele and under the  management ot Dan McXeish is keeping up it- old popularity. All of the  'wants of the inner man fair be satisfied  here.  H. Allie a new arrival in Fort .-Steele  lias opened up the Fort Steele Bakery  and'is prepared lo lurnish. bread buns,  etc. The bread from, this bakery is  earning a good reputation.  A. W. Bleasdell i- the pioneer druggist ol Fort Steele. In his store may  be found everything to cure all the  diseases to which flesh is heir, in, addition lie keeps on, hand a line line of  .stationery and toilet articles,     c  Joe Taenliauser the proprietor ol the  Watch Hospital de-erves more than a  pas-ing mention. For the past live  years he has attended to invalid watches and clocks, lie still holds , lorth at  the old stand, and watches entrusted to  his skillful., manipulation will require  no further attention lor at least a year.  Harry Barr does the blaoksiiuthing  for Fort Steele and vicinity and the  work turned out of his shop is first, class  in everv respect. 'Tfis business is in-  creasing and he is taxed to his utmost  to fill his orders. t  L.'Colin the merchant tailor has now  an enviable reputation lor doing first  class work. His stock comprises rthe  besi cloths in the market, and a suit  made by him will equal that made by  any eastern workman. > ���  .Tin: FijospkctoK'for several years  was the only newspaper published in  the'dUtrict. It,has done more to,make  the resources ot Hast,Kootena,Y,- known  to the world than, any other medium.  It h.is_ been steadfast and staunch to  Fort Steele. Its circulation exceeds  that, of any other publication - in the  district. Intending all over the United  States and Canada in lOngland' and  British Kast India. The job office of  TlIK pKOSri'JUTOl! is equipped with the  latest appliances tor doing good work.  The Fort Steele Brewing ('ompaiiy is  an institution which is'winning a splendid reputation all over the district, for  the splendid beer and porter' manufactured. Sick & Milt/, the proprietors  are experienced brewers and the product fif the establishment cannot ' be  equalled. Their trade extends from  Macleod to Kootenay Landing and from  Flko to Windermere.  A. Grez and Highwarden Ar Son are  the Fort Steele barbels., they are  artists in their line and are doing a  thriving business.  .lack Cin-rigan i- the only harness  maker in town but is able to do the work  alt hough .it times lie is taxed to his utmost to keep u)i with his orders.  '.I. AY". Woll has a boot and shoe iimpairing shop on Khorside Avenue he  does good work and as a result' does a  good business.  The Li-vett House is a l.uuily hotel  and is receiving a goodly portion ol the  business ol the town, it is quiet, well  conducted and an excellent place at  which to stop. Mrs. Charles Levett is  Ihe proprietor which is a guarantee ol  ils excellence.  The Fort Steele Brass Hand has been  recently 'reorganized and 'is now in'.'a  nourishing'condition, and is prepared  to lurnish music for parades, dances,  eii..    Albert Grezis ..musical director.  C. I.eutner runs the Fort Steele  Laundry and does excellent work, and  receive- a merited share of the patronage.  1'rest the Photographer gives two  days each w<jek to Fort Steele. His  work is unexcelled and his views of the  scenerv in Ka-t lvooteuay are marvels  of. excellence.  The large amount ol building which  has been going on during the past year  have kept Grassick .S. Dempsey and  Noidig Bros, the contractors and builders very busy. Their work is excellent  and tlieir services ,ne m constant demand.  The chief of police i- Constable  Barnes. He should be known a- ubiquitous Barnes because evil doers never  know exactly when he will turn up.  Barnes is a 'regular .Poo Bah in addition to his duties as,policeman he is the  crown prosecutor, a. school trustee, lire  warden, license inspector etc. He is an  excellent, ���officer but' fortunately his  services are not often called into .requisition .in the exemplary town of Fort  Steele. ; .  A REVIEW.  Of the Progress Made In  Mining-, In  the Fort Steele District During  the Past Year.  In attempting to review the progress  made in the development of the country  tributary to Fort Steele, one must go  back twelve months to show the state  of the mines one year ago and their  present condition. Twelve months ago.  so far .e-, can be learned, there were no  mines in die vicinity of Fort Steele  upon which more than superficial development has h,;en done, then* was.  however, much work planned for' the  year now past, and the amount of intelligent development accomplished has  far exceeded the estimates. Thi- i- a  state of aftairs mo-t gratifying and has  done more to call attention to our  wonderful1 mineral re*i'iu'rees than ���'liny-  thing which could have been done.  There is no surer indical ion of prosperity than when the people themselves,  tired of jvaiting for outside help get in  and delermiiie r<> show ro the wo'rld  that the -tatenienis which they have  freely circulated can be borne out by  facts. Up to last year .there wa- no incentive to go on wilh development, the  district was lar remote from transportation facilities and il wa- a difficult  'matter to induce capital to seek a field  for investment where it would take, not  ��sV5����liau Jive days, to reach the mining-  ifeV-^jn. This condition of affairs, has  happily been changed.. A railroad  traverses'the district east and west and  promises are given that another railway will penetrate the mining' region  north and south, when this is accomplished the district will 'be better  equipped with transportation facilities  than any other section in the Province.  As before stated many of the properties  in this district had advanced much beyond the prospect stage one year��� ago.  but since then wonders have been' accomplished prospects have been developed into mines.,and several prospects  which were not known at that time are  approaching a stage- of development  where they can confidently be hopedto  become shipping mines. a  It has been estimated'that, there are  now 20(1 men,employed in��thci various  properties in the vicinity of Fort Steele  while one year ago not one fourth of  that number were at work. The developmont ol the mines will be-treated'  elsewhere in detail. F.vervwhere from  Sand creek to Tracy creek properties  have been opened up. and many of-them  can now be classed as shippers. The  result of this work is immediately apparent, capital is seeking investment,  letters are being daily received asking,  what the district has to oiler in the  way of mines, attention is being attracted to the district by the reports which  have been sent out.  Work of great magnitude has been'  planned for next year in this vicinity,  a large amount of-machinery will be  installed, the pay roll will be increased  mineral which ha- been hidden in the  mountain- will be made available. This  section is entering.upon an era of prosperity far exceeding the hopes ol the  people. There is no section of the  Province which hold- out such inducements. None of the mineral sections  which'are now attracting universal attention, could in the early days of their  history oiler such inducements for the  investment of capital as Kast Kootenay  can oiler today. In Trail Creek, the  ores were of low grade and refractory1.  In Boundary Creek the surface showings for the most part were ol the same  character, although there were some  claims showing high grade ores. In  the Slocan there was outcrops of rich  ore. but the country was remote and in  the early HO'- almost inaeeess.ible. but  in Kast Kootenay it is different, the  mines are easily reached, and for the  most part the ore- are high grade and  such as will yield readily to treatment.  The people who have staid with the  eounlryvvho have had an abiding faith  in its futiue will reap th�� reward  which patient waiting merits.  good busine���. Hiring the past year  several important deals have been con-  sumniat-ed by then;.  KIRK  fJKPAKTMKN'T.  Fort Steele is fortunate in  having a  i  good  efficient  tire  department.      The  principal men in town take an active  interest in fire protection. The department have nearly 1000 feet of hose, two  hose carriages, and other appliances:.  The lire wardens are men of experience, and everything is done by them  to lessen the danger of tire. In the department are a number of men who  have had experience in other cities and  they have a' thorough knowledge of  what t(i,do in the event of a lire.  v-*-' ' f'UHLIO SCHOOL.  The Fort Steele public School is one  of the best educational institutions in  Kast lvooteuay. L Mr. Tompkins and  Mi-s Bailey are the teachers, both are  educator- of experience and the pupils  under their charge make rapid strides  in tlieir studies. The attendance is  nearly 100. The school was never in  such a prosperous uondiiion.  TRACY AND LEWIS CREEKS.,  Tll'K  l'UOKKSSlO.V  There .ire three doctoi- in town to  care for the health of the community  all of them are old pearl it ion.ers hav ing  had many yenrs experience in Canada  anil elsewhere. Theie in no need of  people icmaining sick in Fort .-sieele.  There arc two livery stable- in Fori  Steele both of which are doing a splendid business. A person can got' a-  good a turnout, al either of them, a-  can be found iu Kast Kootenay. The  proprietor-atti nil sti icily to business,  and .teams loft, it) their charge will ���be  well fnke.il <rare. of.  Three     law vers     attend       to    . tlie !  legal wants       of      flic-   ..commun  ity, j. They are men of. experience  and liusincs's entrusted to lliem can be  assured of being attended lo promptly...  There are three, mining   brokers   in!  Fort   Steele   all   of  whom '���are doing a j  A Section Tributary to Fort Steele  On Which (a Large Amount of  Work Is Being Done.  This canqi is situated north Irom  Fort Steele, beginning at Four  Mile creek and taking in Grundy.  Tracy and Lewis creeks and the heads  of Trail, Tackle and Victoria creeks  which run Irom the summit into Wild  Horse. Over the entire area timber and  water are plentiful. L'p to the present  datd. this section has only received a  cursory^prospecling and those properties which have been held for some  time have received but slight, develop  incut, only with one excejition. For  tllis there i�� no obv ion- reason, as (heir  ledges and prospects are good and in  no place to the present., has development shown anything but. an improved  prospect. The present day prospectors  seem to be possessed with the idea that?  a hundred dollars will make a mine,  and consequently prolu- to let theii  properties stand on, the merit of a surface scratching and ask exorbitant  price-'ivith'the. unalterable' cash down  ba-is. This attitude is not so reprehensible in a camp where investors are  killing over each other to ��nap up  claim- that, have a decent showing, but  it i- worse than suicidal in a camp thai,  is not known nor likely to become star  lasbion. It is not .to be implied that  ihis state of things applies solely to  this cam]), but i- pi-t a note of warning  that may be taken to heart by every  cam]) visited by the writer.  There doe- not seem to be any regular lorin of deposition the veins being  run into a kind ol net work, with their  courses and dip at, evar;, conceivable  angle and direction. The ore usually  occur- though in one general form,  namely: sulphide, with a great similarity in its percentage ol silver to the  baser metal. In isolated instances the  carbonate ore- occur but not in any  quantity. "-��� ���  Copper and lead with -ilver and' gold  an- at present, the -oie metal- represented in the camp. The veins vary  Irom two feet in width to 20 leet. some  contact, others traversing and a lew  follow ing plane of country rock. The  general run of the veins leaves the impression that the cast and west ledges  incline lo tho.perpendieular while the  north and -outh veins are more horizontal. It has been stated that consequently the more vertical one- are the  stronger, more reliable, but the development to date shows nothing to, authorize such an assertion, although it  is to be noticed that the north and  south veins are generally wider and  have more gauge matter.' The b.intiei  property of die camp is the ������Kstella"  group with its throe distinct ledges,  one carrying galena, and the other I vv o  containing higher grade ore including  tetrahedritc. etc. which assay- well in  gold and silver. The future pro-peel  ol this property will be watched with  anxiety as on it- ability to become a  mine the immediate future of the ea'nip  is depending. , It ha- now passed into  the bands, of an inlluenlai syndicate  who may be trusted lo prove the property in tlie most, nji .to date manner.  The oie is in a silicious matrix in lhe-c  veins generally running m streaks in  the higher gr.ul.i ledges anil in chub's  in the lower. The country, rock- in tlii-  seclion includes slatos. quart/ltcs. porphyries, schist-, etc. The whole section is eruptive and well niinerali/i d  all through, particularly, the siliciou-  rocks. ' Adjoining , I.Ii.j Kslella group,  may be mentioned the It.-iiiislnirii. Viking and Atlanta.  t)n Grundy creek   we   get,   the 'Lady  Ann group with   several   others  all.of  which show decided   promise: some ��� of :  the.    ore ,'  chutes,   being     well    worth  seeing. '"'",.  '. .Lewis creek possesses a good many line .  prospects, among other- the Golden i been well developed. A tunnel ha*  Fleece group, Montana. Minnie M and ', been driven about 20O feet, and during  Tiger, John L. etc. Some of these nave ; the past few days a report has been eir-  considerable development and in ��-very ' culated that an important strike had  case it has improved the prospects very j been made, the nature of which was not  much indeed: in fact with the showings i learned. It is not improbable shalthi.s  there are. it is a cause for wonder that is the ca.-e as all indications point that  work is not 'lontinued.      It   should,   not   >vay.  be very long ere Lewis er.���k shows up .Just over f.h<- -ummit from the'Dodo  some line bodies of ore J is  situated  the   Xeosha   claim.      Tile-  The tootw.ill of the Miunlj  M   ledge I 1-- !g>- i- a large o'i- o.<v.-i"*il by an iron  is slat-j l'ii- a -lo) 't d'it inc." ��r i��-.:  i -i J-.- ' o.ir.. ir���l ii .thorn :M i'.-w��t in ividth     The  grained porpli^ .-'.i.c i,-.!.-:  :���-places   it. ' ,j^n is a galena carrying lugu values -:i  On the Kamshorn the big ledge  shows ' gold and a large percentage of lead,  up quite a deposit of crude sulphur that j     The High-\'u in an extension   of the  does not seem at present to carry any  value. This le'dge is of great width  and in conjunction with those of the  Viking i Crescent should with development make a tine workable property.  A new ledge.carrying copper of some  value has been1 discovered on this property. It is to be earnestly hoped that  the owners of prospects in thi- camp  will not let their claims lie idle as the  surface showings are good and it is only  a matter ol a little more development  to make it into a good [laying camp.  Across Lewi-creek 1 notice tile Hart-  well a Viinded vein carrying some ore  with good values in gold and -ilver. As  yet little work is'done and nothing can  be said as to the future prospects.  In conclusion 1 will recommend this  section and as far north as Sheep creek  to the attention ol prospectors and investors. It ha-only been lightly run j  over, and although only two years ago  indiscriminate staking was indulged  in, a great many of these locations have  lapsed and there is a large stretch of  country .that will pay well for close  prospecting and we .should not be surprised to .see that deposits will be found  to which the presentlproperties will bin  but small. \ ^ '  Across the summit on the Wild  Horse slope some very good properties  have been located, one ol these the  Kootenay King has the unique distinction of being the lirst quarts location ,1  in South liast Kootenay.  For the whole of this large area Fort  Steele is the distributing > center, it  must be by the effort- ofj all. that  the prospects of this proinisingJSseetion  should lie brought prominently 'butore  thc mining public.    - ' -   ,  This camp is reallv onlv a small sec-  tion of a lame area that may be described .is between Sheep creek and  Bull I liver, as the mineral belt seems  lo be continuous, and it will take a  great inanyyears of .studious prospecting before this section is at all intimately known: it may be coiisidereJ  as 00 miles long and 10 miles v\ide.  Xeosha, and having the same vein.  Dodo group consists of live claim-,  aud in situated about two miles from the  forks iu an easterly direction. A large  amount of development has been |>er-  formed. A shaft'has')lieen sunk 4*> feet  on the Dodo, and a tunnel is now iii 4|)  feet. On' the Yukon a large open cut  has been run .V) feet across the vein, ,  and the face of the cut i- -ixteen feet  iii height. Tliu ore is a mixture of quartz  and iron, tho quartz carrying copper  and the iron gold and silver. A-siiy  returns gave the following results: ,  copper. f> per cent; silver. I'm/.-,.: gold  $4.  Lone Star and Kquator are situated0  about three miles Irom the forks, and  three miles from Fort Steele. Development work consists ol two tiumel-.  til'tv and sixty feet in length: also several open cuts. The vein i- a true fissure cutting thc formation northeast to  southwe.-t. The ore is safllorite carr,.-  ing gold, silver and copper.  The Coronado group is mi   die   same  contact as the Bodo and i 'ole���iilgroup-.-'  Development work consists of a  tunnel  now in thirty leel.    The ore is a quartz  carrying copper, gold and silver.     Ti e  lead has a width of 200 feet.  ,    . f'  The Kootenay King  at .the   head  of  Victoria gulch has the honor of 'being  the lirst quart'/ location located in the  Fort Steele district. Win. Voss was the  locator. The development work consists of.two tunnels in respectively 00  and -10 feet. The ore is a quart-/, carrv-  ing gold, gray copper anil galena.  Colossal and Cornucopia are situated  on the east lork of Wild Horse, about  twolvy mile-'lrom Fort Steele, and are  on th?: same contact as the "Coronado  and Dodo groups., Al this point there  are three large' veins that icem to meet .  on the Colossal, and which, has been  uncovered for a distance of 100 feet  across the vein. The-o elahns have  been well prospected., A tunnel has  been driven S."! feet, pas-ing' through  a heavy iniiierali/ed gaiigue the entire .  distance, and crosscut ting the leall in  an easterly direction. An analysis of  the ore taken Irom these claims shows  it to be a period Mux lor all lead (inducts, carrying sufficient values to pay ,  lor Ireight and treatment, leaving a  small margin lor prolit.  The Spirit claim is situated   on 'Yn ���  toria gulch, ten miles from Fort Steele,'  The  owners  have  uncovered   a   large  gold quart/, vein iS feet' iu   width,   and  are now cross cutting the vein.  Bald Mountain is situated ou the wcst>  bank of Wild Horse overlooking the  old phlcor ground., a large amount of  development work has been done, theie  are several tunnels and shult-. the vein  is fully ."(0 feet iu width, the ore is a  gold quart/. ,  The Midas is.m extension of the 1) .-  pout group on the south east, on ui<j  property is a strong lead eight toet  wide. and carries good value- ill  gold. ,i  The Texas is an extension of the Big  ('hief on the east.  .The Bescuo is situated up the creek  and east of tlie Big Chiel. .iw] was located by Mr. Kelly.  George Kerr has a claim on the  Boulder creek divide, which has a  strong lead lid leel in width, the ore is  a gold quartz.  The Big < hief luiiicon Boulder crook  Wild Horse Creek.  The Wild Horse creek and ils tributaries in the imiuediiiie vicinity ol Fort  Steele, has been tin' scene of great activity during tile pasl year. A vast  amount of work has been done -and in  several instances it. is being continued  all winter, the work now going^on i.s of  such a character as to induce the beliol  that next summer will show up producing mines which will add greatly to the  lame o! this district.  It was on the Wild Horse that the  discoveries of placer gold were made in  the early (ill's, and every year since a  greater or loss amount has been taken  from the old ground and even now ..extensive placer work is being done by  the old methods and by expensive hydraulic machinery which was put in to  develop the ground owned by the hi;  v icta Company. Working placers however has given place to quartz miiiii.'.'  and now in that region 'the ground i-  litoially covered with mining location-,  many of them known to be of great  value, others which will require extensive development to prove their worth.  The minci al hell traversing that -ec-  tion extend- from Bull Hiver to Sheep  creek and it is within thiit . belt the  principal claim- on Wild Hor-e and it-  tributaries are located. On the Wild ! i- another piuperty which has lin,| ,���  Hoi-., proper there are but few claiin- ,(l,lil'" '���-^'J11;'1^' oYvelopmcni work. An  , .  ,   ', , .    ,   ,       i   '''uuieiisi.-dyke tiavei'scs the grminii its  which -how ..ny great amount ol d.-v.-l- ,,.���,,,,. i,.,,^,.  During die ju-t summer  iipnieiit. although a minibei ol iii."ii ,i cross elil und tunnel have been driven  have been opened up for a number of' H-leet. From the pay streak as-.n.-  G.-orge   Doughertv    ha-   been   as high a-sl.'I.IMKI to 1 lie .,,��� have   been  taken .Machinery will he installed on  the Big < 'in.'I. Compressor, concentrator .mil Stamp Mill. This machiiiei v  year  working   the   'Dougherty   claiin.    th  shaft is now down 1 lo feet at   an   angl  of .'l."i degree-. This work was dime li\  Mr. Dougherty .unaided. In this incline it is live feel belWeell Wall-. The  eh.ii .'tcter ol tno on i- ft eo milling  quart/, wilh o\ydi/.ed iton. Aeio��� the  vein this quail/ will assay probably >}���'  or V.i in gold. Considerable work ha-  hi.'.en done  on   the   claim ���.besides   that  mentioned, in fuel over $L!,000 vvor.t b  of j 'I11V  ....      , Will  I hi  ahor is' represented ii'i'^f'llis,work.  Golden Five now being worki  Spokane- pari  large, producer.' A orosVci'it. tunnel is  lieiiig���run to lap the ledge ul depth..  The '.surface.', showings ureJi^iicli ns lo  warrant the belief that a big body ��� of  ore will be encountered. ^,. ''"  has   b",'ii   ordered   and   will   be on the  ground soon a- possible.  On 'Boulder creek, a tributary of  Wild Horse, there are several claims  upon which ii large amount of development is been done. The Dupont group  was a prospect oneyeai ago. aud il was  not until this summer : that ' any work  aside fi oil. M-scssnif 111 was done. Since  commencing tin Ottawa syndicate who  icquiieil it. have been steadily al  The l.iinnel has been driven I.Vi  , feel,   the   rirfi-s   cul is .'!:: feci, t.hc   load  ''A j upon which the work.is iiow'boing' done  bids fair to become, a lis l.'i feet   wide.  Some of Ihe assays from   the   DupiiuC  group have boon 'remarkable,   running  'hundreds'of dollars   to   the   ton.'    The.  average   assay,   however,   taken    carefully''as the work'progresses, arc   from,  $l'"i'lo $.'i0.por Ion.  This property will,.shortly'.'be equip-  ed with a compressor.-concentrator and  stamp iuiil.  The Dardanelles, owned- by Banks  Bro's.. is a- property Which has. been  operated   for  several' years.(3   It   dias ■ ■ "       ,'': -;:,., ' -. (,'it   "''. ,.'■■' '■■ '■ io'    ; '   ■'c - ' ■ ■ '■.., ■:■....,'    J'**^,'.1' ■'"'.'     y'' i ';.      '■''.-.".     : "     , >-' ■■•,;■ y ■"■•/■.,- '   . \' ;■   .,' •'■ y y', '-■  . <*   "'''■".''. ■    '   ,'     .   ■ * ■ /.'   ;' ■ ■'■  '.''''-.'.'' "y ■■    '■',..     [„     ^""y ' '      '"'-, • ■,-'■      •  ..  ''..'■'■.f-'■■'.,. V '■ •.''   '
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i.vBiiys f'riirni he fl-.i te' ■hewor^ui'apply tottic'Mi.rif
;^)KV Kiieoi-iieiyoryoi-iiticiaey of Irnproyempnts,
:yC'gfiby pVrpos^ Of otuiiioVn^
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■fl^t-'cllon^Sc'Vriri'sChilj ciJHiintiifceilbefia;u Uit^issii.;"
.•■.■Jiiliiiii.' ol' 'siiiili Certilieiu.es'of'linprov^ineiUs. :y ■
Syy aiiuyii'tliis.i'l'tJioW.of Noveliilier. 18W.; ■ ■;, y
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•:*y,^e~rfoti^ :iiiuaer5^'fort!hid,w^
Miner's sCeriiticute. No.   :WS5ft'.v.' rinieitil,, sixty  ,.   , ;.■;.." :,•■■...•>■..:, -.i-:;.'.   •;',.':,■.•■. '.-: .■"-.:   ,,..,. .'■■, -, :■■• ,. ■ .; teii(ls.>,v v-:; ;,■;,; ■••.•- •.•.''■■•,■- -".v.    -'oj.;,';.-^:'.;-:■■.;>-,■;• :;.;.;.r
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Oli)i-^.aibntl'lsV:.::;y'-:'yi:;•■',■■','';^'6(^\' :':?'W:-'t thq.City of'sp«k!lllS^S^!lte:^r■A\ras1u^ton, rj:s:
i:y;"xiie iiiiiquiitot tlie eiipiiiitof., the■ :Qoini)'iih'y,
iN,yrs.0«li (liv-i(ioil .into., I,'iUitOiW
yATheheiuVorace o'rahii'fcoiiipiuiyiii i.WsPi-ov^;
.ton. mineK.tnbteiiipiyvyc'i'e'^ tnii.ij!£
stoclciVi a nil whose f iuiili;ess;;is- Sulli vn hi- Hill'
''•'VyTlieiiirh,e''b'rtn'i) existeiico :of'tlie; Compiiny;
is'itf ty: yoiivsj'i:y-''^ :;y ys!''";Ty *y y'y y^'iAyy
■': .TlitiObjects for Mvini'.li;'this: Coiiipioiy-,iiii>.
bcon'osliiblished are:—....',",•' ■■■^, '"■ ;■ ■•:■;(.'.';,'*.y.,iy
y 'l'o'Vvoi-k. pperate.i biiy.. sell.' lease.;lociiti.'.
aeiiiiii-e. pi-oi-ui-e. hoirt iinil'ileiiliiii"iniiies, iheiiils
and lniiieral- uiiiiiiisof every idh'il 'anil closeiiip-'
lion, within' ilie Uillicit Slates of Aiiiei-ie!| anil
iiiitliii Province ot liritisli Coliiinbin.":'.,to; carry'
oh a ii cl c.oiidma a j-'eneral rniniiitr, ■ siileliinir:-
jh'illl'i'ip anil'rciliiclioirbiisihess:.';tci' iirocuri;. ac-
uc<iuii-c'. liolil: erect and u]ieriiie. eiecti-ie.anij.'
power plants for. the purpose' or mining ami.
treaiiiiyoi'es. and fiirthe purpose of-fiirnisliini.'
lij-'hts and ci-entiiiii power: to bond. buy. lease,
locate nnil hold ditches;miinesiiiiil waterritiliis:
tb'eohsti'iicljlcax.:, buy. sell J liuild and,Opera.ti,'
railroads'.,ferries, trairnvi'iys and other ineaiis'of
ti-aiisportalioii. for . ti-ansportiiii-' ores, ininins,".
iiu'd other material: to own,. bond, buy, "sell;
lease; lih'il lpisiie''tliiibi;r 'and tiiiiiic'r c'liiiinsV
to puvcliiUebr btliei-wiseiiciiuire.-iiid uiidertaUo
nil oi' any part of ihe business, liropcriy'iinil
{topii-will and liabilities,of any. eoiiipaiiy. corpora lion, partnership or person carryingriiiany
busi.ne-ss.w-hicli tliis Cbnipaiiy is 'aii'vhonzed to
I'liV'ry on', or wliii'i) is in any respeci siniilai- ic
the-pbjeois of'this Company';*; or which -is i-';ip-"
aide' of bcinji;'conducted .so;, .ls'dii'ecily or indirectly io li'eiielit this Coinpany;. oi; possess.'.!,
of pi:o))erty deemed ■suitable, for the pin-poses of
this'; Compiiiiyi.. to ..Subsc-nlie for: purchase.'or
i.otherwise ai'.iiiire.iind hold shares in any other
coinpany iiiiv-ifi'ij: objects,;!Uoybilici'--'or 'in'.puH
islmilaiMii those ci' this Company, oi; carryinf.' |
on any business callable of beintr.L'ondiict.'d ,se
as to dil-ec.l.i.v o'i'.', iiiilireclly iiene'lil l.his,, <-'oni-'
panyi i... Ijon-ow^raise or seciire the- pny.'iient
of'moiii.'y.in sui'li liiiiiiiier as Ihe Compiiiiy shall'
see1'lit:' .;'     ■   ' '   '   ;.   ■ -.. - ■        ■        ',
,lliv<;,ii imili'i' iiiy han't'l nnd'seai ol lUllce. at
.V'li'toi'i'.;.'„l*i'ovin,'i' ot llrii.isli Ccl'iiiiibia. tliis'
ISth day of July'! ..lie thousand ei^hl. liundred
and iiiii.''.tyTiiii)e.. /'   ,:,'■'   " ■'   -:      '■>   ..'■!'
i|..s.'i  J ;S. VV WOOTTCIX.
■II-     lk</istra,f of .lo! ill Sliii'k'.l 'oiii'panit:*.
-,!;'.--y'f'Jerlvjituit'« (//'■ I'iibiiVoiJf:iiiMl'rl.^:.y:
yyy ■v>''?:!..'-!;.'y'.':..N9T!^
[";,■'',.' I'iiiiei-ahl MJni'Val.Claim sitiisit■■ In tlievl'Airl
y .Steele'Sliiiilii.' Hivisioii of'Sou't.li' Kiii^t. Kooteniiv';
'• xiisii'ict.' '"■■ ;' .■■■,'■■ '."■   -      "■'.'.'•,:'" '■ ;. ,, ■"' ■ ■•;
!'-; ,y yviterc !liicat.ed:--(iii. Lost? Creel; and is a
;. iiorili eii'siei'ii oNteiixioii ul' the lirst. extensi.n,
.■'  of Ihe' b'nsl i!'liance iillileraj'i'lallii.
yi'aia;! lioilce tliiil"'1!'.  Walter VanAi'sdaleii'
'   Ki'.'e.Miillr'sCe'l'liMca ie Xo.:. ii. '-^K, iulend.
'.sixty days from liie dale hei'eof.. to apply uVihc
-   j'din'liK.' ltecofdei' lor a ("enilicaie of, .liiipi-ove-
.•.'-'■ijieii'tsv for the  purpose" b( oluiiinini; a Crown
'   (Irani ol'th'c above claim.     ;     ',     '.■■.■■'•'.!   ;;
■��''■:■■   Alio, further til lie notice  that; action. iiii'd.T
^section :!T. must be coinuii'iiced before. Ihe iSsti
'; uni'i.' of siii'ii Cei-tliii-iit'e of liiiprov.jm.'ius. '
;;:.    -ii-?,:; ^WA.J'.ri'Mt VANAKS'DAf.KN.    ...
■'''   ;   l.iat.'.i this ;!Ol.h day of Ouipber. IS«».    .
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farmers' Jftwi'id;'^l(^pagey:;lli;':!;cfllun'iri-i:
of i-eaii uig;niatter ea'ehi issue-yisqualled
.P Jif i Y'^^P ri^-v^P ).l a^-:: ^y^fe ^-:: Vsi;y :!.-:^
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i T lie.i.loca 1.; geiiel-al'.'; elections",, foi'
■.Slii'hitoba'ai'e.■',at.',h,ai'id.:.!'',''Flic.' 'Dominion
'election's ^may ;;noi,^lVe,. yery^fa iv away.
I Jon;t.,'!ie .misled with garbled ! jibiiticaj'
eporfs^! Siibsci-ilie for 'l].iie'lTribitno.:;
"wh ich' -pu I d islics.;. the'■'- actual - facts and
allows/the. pci.iplc, tivjudge! fyr y.hem-
selyes.;  'Address all'bi-ders; to,:  .■   .'
The "Tribune publishing; Co.;: '.y! :
!"...;  :;;yy'y:    Winnipeg.;;
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-"'-.-'-£'JI iH'rcby-v'iv,,' noiice tliat tIiirty days afti.'i-
;. }i|ate*l::iitendyo'maUJ,:.applicaUoii   to tin- Chie^
Coiiiioissi.Mii.'i- ol'Lauds  and   Wurlis. Victoria:
yH:'!C.;lor,a'spcc1al: lii-riisc !.... cuVviinibei: oil  ;lj     Sj
'certain piece of land .l.'-cribe..! a> . lollnw-:  .-uid j
situated   in '-Kast   Kooteiia.v. I'l-ovince oi-ll. C,: |
O'Heuliininj.'tit°n post planted on.Uie \v,.->!'
'■ Klk,KiCi'v ii.l,..'il ;;i' iniie  and   a   .iialf  :
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.',l'i}«-iny "'est iiilii.H of   Kik. river- in   a   .-..Ajtli-ei
.Iireel ion io 'piiic'e (,f i.'.-abiiiiii'-' :-rl,ui ^ |i'..'■'." ;.•
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;;7;y Opposite Ba'iik of.Cmnmerceyy'!;;
l^!;^!':lll!y^r>li;l'sprdiniitfy>attended to;:
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'I'm-;.': a.air,- "tiai 'i. i'..:':'.:. >u\
'tlliiiuh ar.lei dale'  '... ii:a.U.' (iii|i::.
ii  ' !/*
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small—25c. or $500.00—
in .the jewelry ..line, just
send to us for it.
You can have a copy of.
our large and handsome
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. It, contains the very, newest
and   choicest in. Diamonds,
f Watches, Jewelry and Silverware.
,'''■■ We prepay carriage
charges, and refund
money in full if you are
not perfectly satisfied,
with your purchase, when
you see it.
There is absolutely no risk,-
and you ilius have tlie.' best
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Il«, 120,  122, 124 Yonitc Strrt-t.
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::kz 'xij-:   r  RC-  :>:7-1:-..  STEEL  C\. DEFE-MJiEI  mi mmwtinuirt Kcn-jmn"  ��Jjje 3?rxJr0pjejctot\  SATUKDAY.  DKCH.vIIJi:]J .".(��. ISil'l.  1        SI'lis  -I     plii'1.  ,s ! i *' iz ] i  MINES NEAR PHJXL.IPPS.  ft  .A Brief Account of Worlc Being-  Done. A List of Properties Upon  Which, Considerable Development  Has Been JDone During- the Year.  Only u short distance north of  l/lii} intoriuitiona,! boundary there  is a. section in which mining' has  been carried on during the past  year, and of which but little has  - been heard. There aiv in the  vicinity of Phil lip] >s ��creeK" a  number of claanis which tdeserve  more than passing mention. 11.  (). .Jennings of Fort Steele, who  visited some of the claims last  riumnier, spoke of them as prospects of much promise.    He also  .stated that   lie 'had   never  seen  i  .���such surface showings in any,  .locality where such a .-.inalJ mini-.  , her of prospectors were at Work.  To be sure they are only surface showings at,present as none  of the claims have been prospected to any considerable  depth., Hugh McCool of Martins, Washington, has Jet a , contract for ."sinking on the .Minnie.  This,is a claim of considerable  promise. ,. Mr. McCool"s long experience' in mining makes him  particularly capable- of judging  of the merits of a prospect. Considerable work has been, done on  ���Die Bull river claim belonging to  jMcLonnnn and-Polls.  The ore on'the PhiUipps creek  claims is for the most  pari   low- j  irr.-jc.e' copper,    with   occasional  luiHches of high grade ore.    The  .quartz  does  not, assay  well   in  .-irokL,the,values in   this  mineral  ���   siveraging from-&:.' to *o.      Gray  <copp?;r occurs in patches . carry-  jnsr  high  silver  values,   but  so  >��� /ar  galena   or   silver-lead   ores  " have not been found., either on  ���    I'liiJJipp's creek or in this vicinity.     Copper  pyrito abounds in  ;��Jl of the claims.     The  surface  n  showings'on the Olympia. owned  by Mr.' Millican, i and on the,  "Crow's,Nest and I.'X. Li.' belong-  ��� lug to Mr. Lamberton. are excellent, a large amount of wo'rk  has beeu'mapped'out to be done"  .on these claims in the spring.  The following is a list of the  .claims in the vicinity on which  work has-been'done during the  past summer:  os 'Pini.ui'P.s cniiKK*.,  Belle View, owned by McLen-  .11 a ii it Potts: Georgia and Skylark, by Hugh McCool: Mamie  .by AL ,0'Shea:, Butte. Hatfie  Belle, by, W. \Y. Potts: Hidden  'Treasure. Happy Thought. Cop-  . per Gem. Crow's Nest, L X. L.,  .and Excelsior, by H. W. Lainber-  ,t,on: Victoria and Olympic!. * by  "VY. AL Millican.  On Little Copper Mountain:���  WeJmore and Longworth, owned  loy Mr. Phillipps.  ON   SUlil':!'   .MOl'NT.UN.  ilapijy Krunlc group owned by  i(J. J'1. Sclierf and others; Jennie  by Mr. Stephenson and others;  ,'Sweul May, C. l'\ Schorl', Mon-  ii.irh. F. Ttuijpion; Dewey. Air.  .Montgomery; Glengarviau. Mr.  AJcLenna'n; frish-Canadian. Mr.  JJulyer and olliers.  Jl will ik) doubt  occasion   i-,on-  .-.idej-able surprise that,   there is  ,so much mining   activity   in   the  vicinity of   PhilUpps.      Mr.   M.  .J'hillipps   lias  -frequently   made  .mention of   the   fact   Ihat   there  ���were   promising   mining  claims  .down there,,   but   aside from this  .but few   people   were  aware  of  the extensive mining district  in  ifchat section.      People   who   are  familiar with that, region are  of  the opinion that it will yet prove  ...fto be a, most  important;  mining  .district.  ��� e fjinii> .. nisii  "iiere \wi  in.     Tl.'i' oiv ,<��i   \~,\>   mi,  is ciijijici'. and 'i.'ic'i of ii  irrade.  The country at pr<'seni is ditfi-  cult of access,, but trails are  promised for next year, when  the district will come more  prominently   before  tlie   public.  Lost Creek.  On Lost' creek there are a  number of locations of much  merit. Some of the fire taken  from many locations is peacock  copper carrying high values in  copper and silver. There has  been but little work done in this  locality during the past summer,  no reason for which is given. It  would seem that the showings  would warrant more work being  done in development. However,  there' is no question but the  claims will be exploited next  summer.  Th."v   is  useful   and  ���^A.   IJm  -A. 'J1J.JJL.   1*.   1.J ��� .   t  Machinery.  :\   vnsi   iiuanliiy  ''   mineral  uiluabl  the Fort   Stee  disiric).   whi(  are profusely distributed all  over it. A year asro there were  but few properties developed  sufficiently to require;} extensive  machinery. Today we find thai  the St Eugene and Lake Shore  companies   have   constructed   a  T&s Milwaukee*j^n:??rwnmwmwwm^^^^  :i?3f EAST KOOTENAY HOTEL   1  t  M )...u;   -.  i'I iiv    ���   I.'.  ���V.IV      I Ullllil  Ll.lills ..Ii-"  I'au!   a.ml  ('lik-aiio.   "  rlii' vvui'UJ."  ��� I  concentrator,  pressors   aud  ;>ut    in   air  THE NORTH STAB,  MINE.  C'OlIl-  tramways. The  North vStar aud Sullivan companies have erected hoist inn  works. The Black Bear, pumping works. We aJ��o find at J easl  ten or more companies that are  conteinplatins the ptitiin" in oi  machinery, to more actively develop their properties. The Big  Chief. Little Chief and Dupont  group, we are informed.will have  machinery iiroperation early iu  the spring, estimates for the  same having been received from  the   .1.   ,Cooper    Manufacturing  ��� i.iy .  I hi.-.i.  .';]��_���   oi.  I'-'il-i-  m-  ma.!.'   ujt.ii    .!'  Line-,   a-sui-in;;   r<i  siTVl'l'l-     lillllWll. I.  clfi'ti'ii" liulits. iti-.ii  f;i)tiu!i;il bv no oi!u-r  .Sec   th.it   vour . u-  .1 -  l .ill!   ���,  vl. ��� 11 ,  ...���I .-.-j I.- v i.i  b<-t '.Well  St.  i "nulla and  . '   trains jn  uiiiK-i-tions  ���iinfiiii-ntal  - the lit'st  i-   i'<ia<"lit-s.  if :i   vr-ritv  Movie Citv. B. C.  S9  ���The  ,.Milv.anK-.-f" vvii.-n 'join.: t" .my point  in thi- t'niffil Sf.ites or t'a'uuhi. All  rii-lcl ajeiit- -I'll then:  Kin' I'titr-. ijiimphk'fs or  (i��Ji<-!'" iiiKii"-  malion. a.iilr.-s-?  ��� I.  \\". I. A.sj.V.      '     i     .1.  Kuuv.  Tr.iv  >'i-s    \_'t., ' ..'ii.'i.i! Avit'iii.  sKATTf.t:. WASH.     i-'OKTl.A.VI). OK.  I.  a iai-��;e and Attractive Hotel of quiet elegance in all its  appointments, with u cu--'2ic- of superior excellence  Co..    also    from   the   Canadian  One of the Properties Which is Mak-I Rand   -^.j,,   Co Thfc.    e^,]].,.  ing East Kootenay Famous. ! Chickamou��      Stone.        Montana.  The North Star mine is one of: Suu. ���T0Up lul,i'several oilier.-,  the best known properties in UJ.e ^p,,,.^ -m condition for  East JCootenay. It was from the,' ���mchi?���.rv.- Tt haa been demon-  North Star that a large amount islrated t'hai our mines on the  of ore has been .shipped, and its|oast si(,e of lhl, vuUey uan be  development was'an important, j O1,enod cheaply'and with a corn-  factor in making known lo the , p.u.aliveiv small amfiunt of mach-  outside world the marvellous re-. h��erv What is ^equu-ed most of  sources of the district. It, wa.sjalM' Uie ei.uctiou df places of  first located in September l."0i,; treatment for the products ol the  and was bonded to the present,j injnes  owners the same year.   Tlie first i  Agents: I'lm- lmiilr ou Simtli Africa  ,inii tin" liritish-tiiii'i" AV.ir is a re��-  llliti" honali'a lnr ayiMHs. Iii;; ijlu'.'in  bunk.    Sflis on si��!it.    (Jntlit iri'i*.  aRADt-EY-GARFlETSON CO.,  LIMITED.  lil'imtlOI'll.  Agents: 'Jnr " ('hri-liiris lumk- art'  iv.tily. t'rniii !''ilt v < V-nts up. Four  lionk- .'.vjilaiiu'il in uiiu l'i<is|n-cttis.  i Oi*.- is "J''auiinis .Mi-n and I'iri-at  Kvi-nt- ut tin- Xinurci-ni Ii ('oiilury."  il.-viit Uattli's. Civtit Men. (ire.it  In win ion- anil l-Ji-i.-iivi-i-ii's. l'ro-  ai't'ss ol*Natioi!s.'i.-VL-ry jji-oiil event  nl'tin- I't'tltiiry. 11'you have ;i slow  .selling liool; ifr eimauoit in other  am.-ii��",v liiisine.ss yon h.-e niin'iey to  1'inirimi". Here is the best np]ii)r-  tuiiii.v lnr nialvini; niiniey vim ever  hail. J!i<: prolit. easy time, new-  plan, '^ef our ollei' stir.'.  BRADLEr-GARRETSON  CO..  UMITEO.  rr        Strictly   First-Class   in   all   its   Appointments       HJ-  ~:    McMahoti  Bro's,  Proprietors.    ^  ^aauaaaaiui,Uu,UiaaaU^aaiauaumaaUuiaiuiml  Fort jteele Cigar Store  Fort Steele, B. C.  We    are  not    the    only    apple   on  the   tree  Skookum Chuck..  A. few locations made ou Skop-  ikiini CJhuck during- the past  summer have attracted consider-  '.���jibJe. '.attention to that section.  iSeyeral thie iirosjiec'ts have'been  ���iiin.eove,re(l, and the oreisof such  ra chiu'aeter as -to cause'��� many  .mining men to visit that section  sand, malce   locations.      Consider-  paynient was made on  January j  1st.. 1 S'JJJ, and twelve men   were  employed during that winter  in j  the development of the property  and'iu the spring 28  men   were  employed;     It   further   history  down to the present  time  is  as  familiar    as > household   words.  The property  has  increased  in,  value   and' importance  until  at  the present it is'rogarded as one  of .the   biggest    mines    of    the  Ko6tcnay. ,  While but little can.  be learned of what is being done  at'the present it  is  known, that  large bodies of ore have been uncovered, and when  tlie  railroad  is completed shipments  will' be  made  continually'.     How  much  .ore-is blocked out and in'reserve  is known  only   to ,the  officials,  and although there is ore in the  old workings, the greatest finds  are  of recent  discovery.     The  property is being prospected all  of the time, and during the past'  few weeks a diamond  drill   has  been employed  in   seeking  new  ore  bodies: the  results  of  this  work,  however,   have  not   been  made public..  Frank Robbins. the consulting engineer of ihe company,  paid a visit to' tlie mine a few  days a��ro. He reports the following:  "Aii important strike has been  made in the North Star." one  of  the mines owned   by   Mackenzie  ���fc Mann, for which he is the con  stilting   engineer.       There   has  been   found   about   nine   feet   ol  clean   galena.       This   linc'l    was  made by Mr.  Prank^l'arker.  the  superintendent of the mine." at  a  point I'll) feet south of the mouth  of the   (id-foot   tunnel,   and    I "id  feet, down the hill  from   the  old  :.'(i-J'oot. sfopes.      It is thought to  be a   continuation   of  the   main  ore body of the   mine.     This  is  the most important find that has  been  made   in   the   mine   in   the  past   two  years,   and  the  company is greatly pleased with it."  Tt is a matter   of  regret   that  more definite in format ion'cannot  be obtained as   to   the   working  and its results.  A large number of new buildings have been erected during  the past two months, and there  is an air of prosperity about the  camp, which, to. one \vhp observes carefully, augursivel.l for  the; permanency of the m-opei'ty.  In -visiting the Nortiri: Star-  mine the greatest cxrartesy. is  extended by Messrs. Gurran  and Parker, but tlie. conversation  takes ��t different: -channel thatr  the news gatherer wishes. Row-  ever when shipments tire again  resumed the general public will  be better  informed  as   to  what  I'.rant ford.    pnlt] w(_.   are   aoe!-.Ls   for  East of the,Kootenay- Hiver.  Eighteen hundred and   ninoty-  ! nine has been a very busy season  on the east side of tho  Kootenay  river   in  the   vicinity   of    Fort  Steele.- and a  large  percentage  <'if honest development has been  done.     Many companies, strong  financially, have been reconnoit-  ering. and a  steadv' advance  is:  reported all over this portion of,  the  district,   which   is   directly!  tributarv   to   the  town  of   Fort]  Agents.--('hi'istian Knileavui'. ICpvvorth  League and H. V. I'. (j. Members,  "Liulil of Lite" is a treasure house  . ol inloi-niatiiin. 'AVe need Christian  men and' women and others who desire to do iiiioil and make money.  In eireillate this wonderful buolc.  BRADLEY-GARRETSON  CO..  LIMITED.  lirantford.  The Canadian. Pacific Telegraph Co.  The Canada Western Telephone Co.  Steele.    There are already, some  very   tine ��� mines,   such   as   the  Agents:���Dreyfus:    the    Prisoner    of  Devil's  Island.    Full   siorv   ul   the J  most, remarkable .Military Trial and f  '     seandal ul the ane.     Mm book, well ;  "illustrated. -elK on siyht.   ���snap foi"  j       i!:mva.sM2i's.   ' j  \, radley Garretso.i Co., Ltd.ievcMy respect,  ' Mi;.v.s-n-oRu. Oxt  CALL AND SEE US.--Ask for a sood Cisrar. Ciararetw.-Piiie,  c '- r     "- '  ���  Smoking and Chewing Tobacco, or, a- ticket to any part of'the  world reached by the Canadian Pacific Railway and its connections  ami vou will gel it. and i^el it riyht. �� ���  Our Billiard and Pool Parlor    Is strictly up 'to date' in  i  -^  Chickanion    Stone.   Big   Chief, j  Dupont,'Estella. Dibble, Burton. | Wanted:-'  Kootenay  King. Emerald.   Key '  stone, Golden  Fleece.   Mom ami I  and many others  that   will   cor-!  la inly be added to  Ihe  list   be-'i  fore lon'ii1.  For a young .country .unheard '  of several years ago. the rate  at  which it is being opened up. and '  .the development  oJ   the "mines,  have been truly wonderful.  Placer Mines.  Cold mining inthe Fort Steele  district is gaining ground every  day. New linds are being made  and old placer properties are  being again worked by modern  machinery. ' During the pnsl  year the Wild Horse placers near  Fort Steele have been worked  successfully and a large am..tint  of gold t ale en out.  Tho-ISull river placer ground  ha.-, been worked, and this suits-  ons'clean-up has proved'that the  ground is rich, and it, is expected that next year a still larger  result will be obtained^  The Ferry creek' and Movie  river placers will receivecon.sid-  teruble attention next year.  It is reported that the Skoo  kum Chuck placers will be worked during the coining vear.  ' i ,  ut   day .-mv. nL'iitlomi-'.'i ' 1  or   ladii-s:  ,s]n.'i'ial   vyork:   position , STRANGERS  piTiiianrnt:  ruliTCiii-es:  reliable lirm,.vvith bust,'  JXIILTilMH'O      lllllieui's- i  i  . Address: S. M. Fry,   ���  Fiuld-.M ilium it. IJ ami It on.  "Birks'  Quality"  IN  JEWELRY  There is a satisfaction in iveaiiaE Jewelij-  of known quality, a single fine piece gning  more pleasure than a host of infei lor ones.  Be ila dollar stick pin ora thousand dollar  diamond, Birks1 name is a guarantee, js we  make no plated jewelry, no solid gold jewelry less than fourteen karat-! fine, and no  diamond mountings under eighteen karats.  Our large sales and modem methods of  manufacture enable us to sell "Unks-qualit}"  for little more than the cost of low er grades.  Write for illustrated catalogue.  DEPARTMENTS  Diamonds,  Sterling Silver,  Silver Plate,  Watches, Etc.  Henry Birks & Sons  BIRKS' BUILDING  MONTREAL .  Jewellers to His Excellency  the E.irl of Mmto.  ALWAYS    WFJA'OM.E ,    ,  .EVERYBODY    CORDIALLY ' TXVITED  c    'c l  0. E. Aia ii*fit-Id ana C. A. CotiorelJ. Pi-opriolorf..  McBride Bro's.  si-bJi". worlv hus been dono   diu'im  tih.e- past sumiaei:. and there  will! the mines are procliiuiu��r. '  Our Mines.  The iiiine.-s (il Ihe Fori Steele  disti'iel are all j-ii^ht, Lhey alToi'd  a sale and pruliluble investinenl  lor capital. The sea.son ol' IM".!  has'been one largely oi' dovelop-  nient, and a hii'��'(j number of  mines in the district have reach;  ed a sliifje that admits of shipping, that of I'.Kill will he one  of production, and wilh the  Crow's. Nest railway, and the  North and. South railway under  construction if not in; actiiaI operation, we may look' for tlie ut-  niost activity in milling all over  the Fort Steele district.  ifOfsrIOOenis  tnl.llnrt nun \uiiu\m\ atnl  l   liunionm*   rwihitloiM  se^WHEELS,  Too!  &$  1   ����0^ ������\*ft*i t''i "f  Hi"  l"'^'   li union m��   rui'itatloii*,  *^'r'ti&��\v  "i<''"'"'i"f.'H.'-  N"��n'. Y;��iV��o. IrUli ami  W7��-.,!^^v,' " a��  v.*��-ll    im, IntmuroiiH   (*(nrii��oi(lt)"n��   of  ���        ,,v - -  r  ii<j  jm-tlt  rvvry kind. ;itul t)inr.irl*:r. Si'ltt, .]Mi*t.  >iM, vltlijotir ItliMlnitfil c*l;t1����^n'- ���>(  khiLs and noVfUifi  (��ir  onlv- trii iictiU.  v.roh'nH<on A MfFnrlwnr  71 YouiccSl.��        Xuruntu.l'utJu  MILLER R0DE0NE2093 MILES IN 132 HOURS  The Eldredge  $50.00  The Belvidere  fiO.OO  THE  LAKt;UST STOCK OP  HA1?D\VAIJK in EaM Kyioienuy.  HEATING -ukI  COOK STOVES  sneii  Heavy  Hardware  jW>  Powder, Fuse, and Caps  Miiii'tiir ~.ii]itili.'~.  Drill St.-i-i i-rt:  Superior to all others Irrespective  of price.    Catalogue tells you  why.    Write for one.  NATIONAL SEWING MACHINE CO.,  339 BROADWAV.  New York.  Factory,  KHLVHlEkli. ILL,  Brill Hearings in a Sewing Ma-  cltiiic. The ivir.'ikci-t wom.-i'i can  rim the ELDREDGE B. without  harm to lieim-lf, or even getting  tirctl. It'.s just, fun fur n we'd  woin.iu to run it. It is noiseless ;  lias .self-lhre.idiii},'.shuttle ; automatic bobbin -winder; complete  set of attachments. A pet feet  machine.at a low price. .Warranted forfive years. Noother  as K0"';! :l1 anywhere near the  price. Insist ou haying Tldredge  B. There i.s an' Agent for.it iu  yourtpwu.  MiN.iii-ACrt'KKH iiv nil:  National Sewing machine Co.,r'  NEW  YORK  AND CHICAGO.  The sccoml IhtrcsI (ifwiii); Mnehluc 1'tictoTla  CUT OF PART OF STAND OF-'THE'tyc.worlil vrin> a capacity ot seven hundred nu&y  LUl  VL       ELDRKDGiTb J"<at'siity-foiirm:ieUiuc.siK:rl-iy;latcl'ldrcdKCMr^'  E, A. JEI*T01\I? Agent.     Fort'Steele, li. C.  ^^ THE Ph'OSI'KC'!'"' , I OUT >TK'-r f. ]'. 0.,  I^KCEMBKII :,"    ;w\
. the  prospector jj^;^ ^^j;;^ '',mMK'^^^^^^^^^^^^*^^^^^^^^^^>^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^t»^^^^^^^^
j>  j ri'Lifiihi'   Mil-: hi.)   m\ '    ■ l££-,» — '    "
77/i?   J'Kj.IWlOi:   <OM!'AXV.l     Th(,1.|li.;,^;ilii;!,0ii;   laror-jiii"'
inJlux of )>i''ijilc Hi Port .'-**■■(•!< nsjSfcj
J!.    GHAi'i:.   r.lilTiill  AM/\><")n   as   tlie   winter   A"!', her is 15.5
THE PROSPECTOR, i« published
r\cr> Sarurda> and lias a guaranteed
circulation l.ii^er than an> other papei
In I'ast Kiititi'iiiii. Ii is .ill hojne IJini:e^i
*nd contains double the iicas of an>
.Diher paper 111 The disrrier.
As an  ad\citisinK  liiedn-.n  11   is unexcelled.
lover, and hundreds- ,.\   n;eu   wiUJ^t
be lidded to th-    •-•■■.    t' - -   'i-ii; '•■
employnieiit in tue mines'ui   tlie
district, and assure a   larire   pay
roll, not onlv to Fort Stepje. but
Headauarters   for   IMCining   and   Commercial   XYIen
jJevoted io tbe uppuiid-ns.- o: Fori -tt.-].' -.iie
ievelopiccnt of the s.!st iiii'ii'i'.n r'-wiii- ui
the East Kooten.iy ra.ai:i^ ivsii.u
Stltier pt'.ons  i -.' n-- )>. i   ,'..n
Adveitisin^ iai»'s  ir.ide ki..iv. n 1.1 : pp •( :-'.   .'
al'   ov
the  dis-.
stii.-iiii; 'lie raiJwnT wil! be r in- ,
nin<£ ihroutili the valley north j
,nul south, extending- as far i
north as Windermere and Golden I
which indicates tlie future pro*- ;
perity of Fort Steele. The vast j
mining interests neutered on the ,
e,ivi >ide of the vallev. now;
under a rapid  stale   of   dcvclop-
Conmoui:o'is .ire spl:i<teu f.nri a 1 i .I'ts.n t,i   | ., .  ,        i        .   ,,   ,,   r   ,.
iistni-i  out., il .,. ,uit .mcM.. if.: o, ■ '    !ln,'"r- :l!1  \"nd H> -hi™  .,1kU   ,'»,,t,
=iisih.i,i ibjiuitu S--S.-I..I-.UI. i Sieele |s the "Teal  minimi renter ,
 " 'of F.ast Koorenuv and the liutire
Info rrtrCn ;,   „'.,,...,. i ,..   v.,   ■"..     ii.ie'iopoiis of Ih'mii-h'ii ,
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This Paper':;
The     time  'has   me-   an ;v. -1
, when we ran >'<>(•  that   Lit'*-   puis-
-.I't ' liOl'lty O! t-'u'l'i Steefe fi s n iii||1!11U"
",.(•(■■.tt>r is.'in u-sin'ei1 ,',.,'i The
D.U'i- mincl'tu .lis'I'ii.' Ill i'lo<s<.
>'o\"ni"\ tu Stei'le. c.ni.pi isinn'
1 .'   W'iJii     Hoi's.'  cieek.    Alai.ts. '
-M'.ie.      Sj.\   Mil.'.     "•'',.1"
il\  Wasvi   L.
I'lit'-U '-i'ey\"s.. I'.tiil l'i\e" ,'t"(i
S.iiHi ci-'-ek' are ail 11 iliiuai'V to
K01     St,-eli'    r|,ii
'      flTl-rO   3lt**rtt^1-YlM-|-.-V**     <:l!,,    l)W t'UVU O'   l-Oi     SI,'.He     'lie
 --.dfvi'li.piiii rapidlv.   ne\<.„ di <-o\   '
aturuav. .'>!•.< !•:... iiJ-:i-: .«■. :-'i'
F;>R1'>TEELE,     .   v ,
Till-;    resideiit-i,   of   tile    Fort	
Steele miniiti!   divi^.-un  of  East :1JOjnl^ Vrotn Foi-t Stoete.
ei"es are   lieinir   made." ami   tlie
most 01' 1 he i-l.ti 'is are vn-v eou:
venienriv -, ttiate 1 iu ch'se  pi-ux-
imity to tiie vna'iiu|s' im;i,K   lead
ine1    up   and   lo "these   several
■Kootenay all a«n'eo in saying ilia
the .site of ihe towu of Fort,;
Steele is one oi the mo-st j^eauti- '
ml and healtht'"' in the World- ■
therefore an "Acei-e''' piac
a residence. Cl^y rlsu ..ie »■■ i - •
tain <that .'in the main r.iuye 01 I
, the Kocky  mountains   within  a
The   mines, in   the  iunnediaie
vicinity of Fori Steele   are.'-for;
.,,..!iie   most   part,  'easily   i'e;.i-hi.'d.
],'..There's h.-'.rolv a mine withiii'
T,) miles of town but can be,
reached in Jess'utan a day.   This- \
.'shore disramw .'of   Fort   ciwiu ifs«ionis yh'ideal one for mln- j
there   i.-s   a   mineral  district  ol
iny. and those who have visited
jrreal richncs. that'mustalwav.s  «ie country say ;l,ey have never
^ive employment 16 a lar^e'num- 'beei1 m u country -' adviinuige-1
Large   Sample   Rooms   for   Conimercial   Men.
ber of men.'and scope for the iu
vestment, of a  lari^e  amount   of
rcapital.    They also believe   that
, -Fort Steele is so situated that
It is the natural emporium of
business for-the district. T'hese
things betn# all,true, it follows
tliat Fort Steele nni.sl grow, and
is. growing   in   population   and
, commerce each year: with arrapidity commensurate with the'
''mining'development of the, district. Fort -Steele has syste-
>'malic and orderly police regulations .that insures protection to
iho community at large, so that
residents may enjoy all Ihe
naluraj advantages of health and
peace preserved by' wise civic-
laws and re»uhit ions.
ously    situated   for   economical;
mini us-.
Fort Steele and the Mineral Belt.
Our friends and,- neighbors a-
long the railroad' who are. mailing" efforts., to build -towns;'and
smelters on roseate promises and
fresh air. mis'lit note with profit
that over 70 per cent of all_ min-
ihy r-syndicates and companies in
the di.-stric't have their headquarters, at Fort Steele. The asinine
kick, by a would be mining center for the removal of the gover-
ment offices, should lipte that
over TTi per ceut of all mining locations are within a radius of ^0
miles of Steele. Tt i.s truly, the
entrepot for the entire 'mineral-
bearing'zone. That is why we'
are here: neighbor. Come! account for your existence from a
mining .standpoint. "If you can"
A Mineial Section Attracting-   Much
On   Sand  creek  ihere   are   a
,   run Ffrriu^
Do you ever stop and. think"
ol the future prospects of Furl
Sieele, and what, the develop-
ofthe vast mineral resources of
-Ihe district, will lead to. That
<ivery dollars worth ol gold taken
' out  of a   creek-   or -bar.   every , ,. ..     4    -
dollars worth of silver, everv »umb''.1' ot ^"ent properties
dollars won h of eopper. e-vorV I dosorvmu of more tJiun passing
dollars worth of «„l(| taken out {'"""lion. .Among them is the
on he mountains', is a benefit to'! J'rllll"J,° nunc'Arthe ProP^t.V ol
cvervbu.sino.-,.sman. not only in \ ^'- " ^n^U'e M,mn= ^oml,any-
the district, but in the whole r,f' CJhu*. Lstmere. the manager,
the Province, lo the whole of, lurnishes the lollowmg lnforma-
Canada. Il help-- every industry tion a-, to what has and is being
it. build* up every business,, il t]one towards the development
helps the farmer, by giving lnm;of h pVoportv:
a mai'k-el lor  his,   produce,   thus ,
holpinir to' build up s,1('('(,.rttT,l "At pre,ent ten men are cni;
mineral and agricultu-'al ind'is ployed m the work, and up to
tries.        date l'.Vi feet of drifting has been'
...    ' ,          ~        ~            .          , done, and this work' is all in ore-
lo   the   riihiiii   blos-.-soiniiiij   oi ri„         .                     .            ...
■Hie Great Wcsi oi Canada we as i h- vein   H  now   Irom   ei-hi   10
cribe much ol the   buoyant   >ei- iwciity-Jour leel wide,
ing     oL    Cauadiay   naiioiutiiiy. --Tlie intention now   is   to   in
Couiinir'close to home,   we   have ^..,1) nj!lt.|nrierv for the rapid de-
liereat Fo." Stele ..» r-ontent.'d. , ,.lo],miJ]U (),-lhe property.   Suf-
a>    uipeiiil   and     liroLi'fes^n .■    ,1 ■                              ....          , ,
eom.uini.tvas.su!  |„.   iound    m ru-H'in tn'ast-.ry stock is being sold
Iheulioli. Doiiiiip.iii      Xo   shall.- loreali/.-a siilhcienl siun fortius
ol tlioiinhi out thai  i>;   I'omplete When tl.e .irraniieinents areeom-
faith  and   <-.-ria..'i;s    a-   n.    the p|lM(.a   i],,.   „,i,„.   wj||   be    lullv
jut.......     A ^rear distriei. :u!i 'o! ,      ;     (.,,ysilh   ,,   (.()I111)I,.Sst)l..   a
the 11) i'1-ioiis niiin-rals ol   nature. '        ,                                    ,
"            lavorahli- -•r''"' tont,'triiiii\\iiy.   anil   a   con-
'i'hi'si- cen;.'ator.   Thei " 1- now from 20.
m ey Hole
Now Open
Kimberley,; B. C.
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WELLMAN     &     HUREL,     Prop's,
*      S2   PER   DAY     ,*
Is a large and Attractive Hotel of Quiet Elegance in all
its Appointments, with a Ctisine of Superior
Excellence. .
Star Hote
H.-W/ Drey/, proprtetok.
Christmas   Goods
^  r 1   '     • 1 •
+.. 1 am sliowinja: this year a
an unusual
-*- ■■" ~- "    ■-"—     ..„„..     „_ .. *jp
^r No need lo send away for a present for vour best »-irl
Quality and Finish A 1
Designs arc tho latest  _
.«£       -   Call on Mleasdell before von place vour orders with the C*T
.«. deparliuenl. store. 3 '' 'V.
Everything New. First Class and up to date
In Every Particular.
These i-'oods need no praise from me. they sell on theirt{f
~1~   K'llrjwil  Illifl'ltS.
now tinner  coninitoii
to its rae-.il ile.-.'lopmi'.i
fuels    ,ire     no-\',     ;i]/]>a.'-ni.    .oiii   n'H) to i'.'.oi i, i lolls o! ore liloclced
wiiil"   thi-ri-   will   U-   rival.v:i.i-  ()ill v, ],],■], w il! average einlit ]ier
town  iH-i-cedene.-   .lll.ollif   o-ilM'l-   ,.,.„,,,.,.    ^ j, |, Mna 11 Hold and ,
Vii.s,    liieie    i.s   no   itouot    oi.    Ilie - ',
sroldi it ;ruiiion o{ tiie   futtiie   to  "' v"r ,';l1'1"" ,
ill,,   who'e   'iistriet.       A    happ\        "Tiwi ■■ are several carloads oi ,
piMiple.     placed      happilv    in    •>   s|.;ii|i,iim.()i (. now on   Ihe   dump   i
count r\   blcs-,,.,1   wilh   a    i/rund   'j'|,,'. •,,,.,•,. al • lie mine u ill be in   ■
clim.-M.-   ...id   .-M-ry^l.cie   aboin   (.1.i..^|.(|  ^,„llth    .,,„.,.   ,h(,   .\-,.w .
Us ihe e\ ldetice o.' ih'\ elopi-fl anrl
and      ii'iile\ elopi'd    'Ae.ilth    that    ^ ",l:'
ma lie   I'll'   h.'ppv
JO_\ Oils    1 Ml III e
ilini.i.' iniii   v. O'-li  will    sjmrlly    lie,
.   'The ii.'iinli' of .l''i>rt Steele   are .''.'•' ,' : ''._.... ■
.■'.- '' -  ',.       ,. ,    i        - ■ ■. I'l-'sliliied. .     .—-" .;
• sruiit'iiiiie of a brisli iiiisiii-'ss our--. . ,   . .    !
■in-.they.iinu.er   ii''i..ni'hs,'».-|M1|.-'t.>       ."'«■•'* ■".•'■;. wrher   elinins    inj
ti.i.iie. wears on.,',ill uur iiierciia-iii s   Miai,  .section   an-   tin-    \Va.terJa II. j
iiredict a'le.  im prov.-nienl   of.  ili>-   |;i,ii;   (.) rouse-. ■'"I'll- Morro: . I'l.ies.e :!
e-ooc| ! i no 'k   ".'iiicii   i.iiive -'xisi.^'d ■ (.t;,i,.|iS   have     had .  coiisiili'ralVIe i
Mi  I h-e  iia.sl' I wo.  \-",-ii's.      'Most    ii''1     ■: ,' ,, -    ; ■ ■;.  .   ,     ,,., ,,,i ;
■'■'"  -I       .    •     ■   -   . ,,        ■,,   ..    u'oj-i ii|iiM-   (.',M    lliein    v. it-li . <lood :
■ha ml lei I ■ i.    .
HEADQUARTERS   For Travellers and 'Mining Men.
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Pioneer Druo Hanl °--
5f A. W.lJLliASOrj.L, (ir.'.ii.ii.H'OM..'U'io<'„ii,',,.„
...iii. -   ,ii"i     i        Tie' Union  <iiid   W'ynsl.iy   has
ii.-en sol-i io ihe M.-K-liin'cisli svu
, oi;ir   iiiei'/'haui.-
stoi'.ks. 'm.'i'.'h   larger   I ha n   wha:
were i'l.'nt ii-ipa'.e:!, and   ihe. pros
. ' 'I'lie d'strict u-ilj'ail.riic|. ;
■ilier a l.ieiil.inn next  yi.'iir. I
1-1. W.:DREW,;
Fori Steele.
FERKiE, B. C=     OLH T'tuyc.
SI'LIC.\TI)IU .\iVi).\l.\l(il).ATI()NS
Sample Rooms for Commercial Men
.. .   '.No Traveller Should.Pass-the-rc.:i,;.
The trail runs williih ten .[.-....i of the house.'    i.'.m'.h-
.I.tarn and 'pleiil'y of hay and v rain. • -Jiyy.on pa i i oiii;-:..: ;',a/ "
A\ral.dorl: \-oi.i will iinvcr reu'rel ii. ''.■'■
M.   'A.\   l\ANOUSE,
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wmmam THE PE0MJr:cTOr:. FOKT STEELE. B. C. I'ErKMJiKII ;,o, 1609  ��he 3?rcr0^x>JCtJor.  -3ATU J.DAY, Dl-'A'EMiiFAl '-W. J8WI.  ABOUT WINDERMERE.  A Section Which is Attracting' General Attention in Mining'  Circles.  The 'country around Windermere i.s comparatively new judg-  ��� ing from a mining standpoint,  and it is only witliin the past two  or three years that attention has  been called to the mineral possibilities of Ihat section. During  thai time considerable prospecting has been done, not only iu  ���*,he mountains immediately about  "Winderi'ii'-re.. huiiin-llio Selkirk's  lying to the west of the Coluiu-  bin. Jn the. latter range on Toby  and lforsothiej creek and ,their  tributaries, discoveries have  been made within the past eighteen month*, which, have attract-  ed^l.o attention of   mbiin.   "'��'" |Sllonj aml   qii0Q11   til  over the country. " J'he discover-' ynl Okivolo. Aurora.Society Girli  Kootenay tlows. This country, projierty belonging to the new'  will be thoroughly prospected, .company, joins the Moyie claim, i  and   next    season   will   witness and is on the   St.   Euirene   lead.  substantial improvement. A tunnel is now in L'pO   feet.      A J  i  A gentlemen well posted in > short disiance north of ihe main j  thai country says. ' 'Everything ; lead a second lead has been un-1  is favorable for mine..-il develop-j covered carrying, galena as in i  men1, the ore values are exceed-i,h,. princiiial lead.    ' I  higly high   and there   are   prob- ;     ,fhU        pf,m- is also equipped l  ablv <i hall-dozen  "roups  in   the.    . ,       ' " . .  country which are in   a  position \ Wl}h   a   ^.npi'^sor   plant   and  to ship ore. and on many of  the j drills.  claims shipping ore can be taken j     The Moyie and   Queen   of   tho  out from the grass roots." J Hills are   two   full-sized   claims,  GEM OF THE KOOTENAYS..      'directly below and adjoining the  St. Eugene grouu, and the lead  AC'TCiG-.r; p  ' TOK COU.iKi;:  and COLDS  runs through both claim.   These  .'j claims are'also the  properly  of  Moyie to Be   the   Biggest  Producer |  of Silver-Lead in the Province  Movie   is   tlie    pearl   of   East ,  n .,���._,  Kootenav.      [l   is   picture-rpiely !l1"' n,'u' coi-poMlion.   J ni< triv..-s J  located on one of ihe large-,) and!the company a large  amount   ol  most    charming    lakes   in    lite'ground and in,, all ol   the  claiius|  Prre-ince.       !t   is   environed   by ��� (ll ,],,. (|h,'(.n.,u <.roU]is   acquired I  every favor which   in its bounty I ^ ^      { fonnd       Fmm   a||j  nal'ire can bestow    It is an icie.il;       , -'. .   ���   I  resort for  health., plea-nrc  !IIK] ' appearance-the ore is   -w/.nm^ i  recreation.,     Us future' is plerlg-   iy inexhntistabic, and   lor  many  ed   by  such   crown inn1 gems  as years to come. Moyie will be the  the   SU Eugene:   Peter.     Lake . hu_, ���j|v-er-lead camp of the prov  '\ lie Canadiic. KemcHy ior all       I  ��� 'i     ��� -' It iu .\r. .../,.vitj }  L     e B-:   .   . ;;.- :-,-,s. >  '��� -i: ���    aw:       r.-      i.   '   i,   g  i...  .'.COO���'1��� "rf*.n^,<>t��J��w^~,y>*;^,^c*JJ  mmmm  he  Hills.  Dig -ilver-  i'  ie.- have been of such .marvellous  richness, and the ore  bodies   on  -    tlie surface so large as 10 be  almost beyond belief, on many of the.  claims ore suitable for shipment  can be taken.     This   fact going  ,   out to the world bronght;'in   experienced miners  ancL-prospeci-  'ors. who during the "past  month  '���  have gone ahead and   made   j'ur-  ,titer discoveries, which has add-  ved .still further, to  the   fame  of  that section.  With no data, upon which'to go  it is a difficult matter to summar-  ��� . ize  the  claims  in   the- different  camps.'so only a I'ew of the most  promising claims  will   be  mentioned: ,,     ,    ���  . The   Delphine   mine   has   be-  ���  come prominent from being  the  , lirst mine from .which shipments  have   been .made.     During  the  past two  months  ore  has' been  taken'  out    lor    shipment    next  ' season.    The Red  Line   on   McDonald creek,   is 'another  property which has gained  considerable  notoriety  as  showing one  immense   bodv of .solid  ore  on  iii the surface.    , An open cul'mado  !" preparatory t<i running a'-tunnel  showed this bodyv of ore  to  be  thirteen feet high   and   the,,full  face of tho  cut.     The  property  was for a time under bond to tlie  Mackintosh syndicate for  &1 .">(),-  000.    This  corporation  did  not  lake up the bond and itpassed into  the hands of a New York  syndicate, who are going on  with  development by running  a  tunnel  on the ledge, employing fourteen  , men on  the  work.     The   pack  trail,,will bo kepi op.on all winter  in order to take in supplies.    In  tho vicinity of the Red Lion  arc  the Pretty Girl. White Elephant  and a number  of other  promising claims.  The Silver Tip on Toby'creek  is owned by a French syndicate,  and-are doing extensive ndovel  opincnt this winter. The eom-  nanv is a, strong one. and the  property is said to be exceedingly rich.  Tho Paradise group ou Spring  creek" is one of the most re mark -  ' able properties in tho Windermere country. Tho discovery,  was made last sininner, and from  . the grass roots pay ore was taken  out. The claim was bonded lo  (..'. Mitchell-limes on behall of  Toronto parties for s|i)ii.(iOi>. aud  il is now reported that a deal has  boon closed for the property on  a bond of ��1 Tni,(l(��i. Il is said  that Kindlons ol ore can be (alien  out and shipped to the river this  winter. This ore will average  &K0 lo the ton. and it will be a  good winter's' work for the  owners.  On Ihe east  side  of   ihe   I'^'oi" |s1i,  near Windermere, are the Swan- !  sea and Union   group  of  mines. I  The Swansea has been extensively developed,   and   preparations  were made   last    fall   tor   taking  mil and .-shipping ore to the landing this winter'.  Nexi summer will, witness  ..ti'i-oai 'activity hrthe Windermere,  ijlbuntry. .-Prospectors will thoroughly '. explore' Dutch .crook,  /which is over, the divide from'  tlie south ���fork- of Toby crook.  They will   penetrate  tlie ���; inoiiii-  iuce.    The foregoing- are   but   a  and mativ other   repositories  0r; l'ew of the claims in tho   vicinity  wealth, which fairly extend into | of Moyie,-    Among  the. ol hers  the street.-; of the town.     It   can , may bo mentioned.    The Aurora  truly be said the streets are pav-1,,,.^, consisting of the  Hor.se-  ed with precious mulals.   �� ,;, Portland.   Etna.   Durango  The    mine   which   has   made, . '-,','  Moyie famous is tho,St. .Eugene J *��"- Aurora,  is   situated   on   the  !group.    It   was  located several j west  side3 of  Moyie  lake.'    By  i-yoars   ago .and   development  ofj uuuiy'the lead   which   traverses  Ihe property   has  been  steadily jlhl, i,TOU    is      '       c,d  1o   ,)c  ,U]  carried on.     When discovered it   '    '    . ...      ,.4  ,  ,-,  extension    ol   the   St.' Eugene  ' STOCK _ LIST.  Emjlire     !) c.  Black Hear     Hie.  , Kin.beriey Consolidated K)c.  i  THE   FOPT   STEELE  FLOUR and FEED STORE  E. C. MILLER, Proprietor POST OFFICE BOX 838.  Wow is the time to buy  YOUR   WINTERS   SUPPLIES  PRICES  ARE ADVAJTCIN-G nnd I have soured  and Fend of  Best   Quality   that   I osrn *'jl! at r:<Jit pr  Oals a Specialty.  took ot I'lour  .   Rolled  Baled Hay. Oats., Bran ant.'  ���ed   Wiie.u.   Slioj't*.. t'oriimo.i  UJ<  I rjus.-ed   M.  our etc..  ;.i.  Can    recommend    Empire  Black 'Bear for quick profit.  and  was far remote from  any  trans-; _,  porlatiou facilities.'but now  theitead.     there is a iorty-ioot tun  .Crow's Nest, Pass .railway passes  through tho property. In addition to the St. Eugene the following claims are embraced in  the group: Peter. Rose and Lo-  retto fractions, all of which have  been crown granted.  Recently the Canadian Cold  Fields Syndicate'look over Ihe  Lake Shore. Moyie and Queen  of the Hills, and a  interest iu the St. Eugene group,  thereby oll'ectin'g a consolidation  of all the big properties under  tlie corporate name, of the St.  Eugene Consolidated Mining  Company, limited. , The whole  i.s under the management of .J.  Cronin, who' fOr several years  was manager, lor the former  owners:  I with,   William    White  nel  on   the  property   in    which  gaiena occurs.  SOCIETY OJJiL.  'Jt is rumored that,"'ah option  has been 'aken on the Society  (iirl. owned by Charles ParroJl  aud others. This rumor, however, cannot be traced to an  a ulhentic   sources.     The   prop-  coiiiroilin"(i11'- l-S il'JOn* ':i miles from-Moyie  in an air line Jt is reached l)y  a wagon road two miles from the  'St. Eugene camp. _ The cleva-1  tion yf the mouth of the tunnel  is .">(H)fi loot, above the son.  '    THE   .UD'OKA.  Thomas ' Racier 'and Captain Sanborn, have purchas-  ed the A.spinwall and'Garrison  one-third    interest,   aud     Racier  foreman.1  At  the   present1" time!and Sanborn   have put   up  each  tains through  which   .the   upper  some seventymenrare employed  in the development of the ])i-op-  erties.  On the St. Eugene the vein  has been exposed on the surface  for (><)<) feet, in every opening i.s  galena almost solid, with a width  of from two to live feet. No. 1  shaft sunk on the vein i.s now  down R."i feet. ' Tlie number one  funnel was run on the vein for a  distance of ."idO foot in solid ore.  Number two shaft i.s down thirty  feet, the tunnel starting from  that level is being run in solid  ore. A shaft has been run  through to number two tunnel,  at a vortical depth of 120 feet.  Number two funnel is a crosscut driven 100 foot, cutting tho  vein at a depth of l^'O fool, and  'a distance of -100 feet in the funnel, after which the tunnel was  continued on tlu^voin for a distance of ^0(1 feet in solid ore.  Tho surface, openings show up  two other leads of .similar character, showing J mm six inches  lo two Coot of ore.  A wagon road has been completed from the mine to Moyie.  An aerial tramway of Ilie Fiulay-  son system has been built locon-  vey the ore from tho mine to Ihe  mill, a distance of oiVi7 leet.  A    concentrator    capable    ol  handling I'Ot' tons of ore per day  has   been   put   in   by   Fraser   it  Chalmers, and arrangements are  being   peiTo'etod   for   enlarging  this planl lo handle le.) Ions additional,   making'   total   capacity  I ."id Ions per day: tlii- will he in  ed    in    the    .spring.       The  o(|iiipineni   ol    the  mine  will   he  still further added  to   by   a   now  Ki-'iirill coin pressor,   the   foiinda  tiotis lor which ai'<> already completed.      The   compressor   itself  was .shipped on the 22hd ol   this  month.    A piper lino . to   furnish  water    has    been  ���.constructed,  and there   no.mine   in   the d'is-.  tried: which is.i.'so. well equipped.  Since i he opening.up  of the   Si.  Eugene about. 10-00'. Ions  of ore..  lias 'boon   shipped. '700   ions  of  which were   sent,   out   last   summer.  Tho  Lake .Shore    is   another  si Odd cash, and O. J. Johnson  supplies the same amount Jn  labor, for the purpose of thoroughly developing the property.  Ii is thought that the surface  showings are .sufficiently good to  warrant the1 belief Ihat it may  become a shipping proposition  in' the near future. It is believed to be a continuation of the St.  Eugene lead, although far remote from if. There are many  other properties about Moyie, a  description of which will be reserved for some future time.  ���  C2ias*   llstmere,  Mining and Stock" Broker.  Ivimberiev. B.C.  Beans, Barley. Craham F  The Fleetwood Tea i:s not Hxcelled  ' Kniter and Egiis are an un'-er  cure a good article 1 buv  oi'Miiud  and will endeavor to me  0  ce  :i  :   C;  naiifl-  'Breakfast Bacon and Hams v<.u can reh- w ii Iicuil' l^ic-h .m d  of l!u> IJe-i.        , ' *  ORDERS   l-'OLi' FIRE WOOD \VJ LL h'rX'EjYE  ATTENTION.  B.   P.   COOK.  Livery,  Feed   and   Sale  Stable.  Fort Sieele: B. C.  TEAMIXO OT ALL KIXUS SOLICITED.  FOR SALE.  ' ���  An Amalyiimatoi- tor vvoi'kiiig Ivab  milling' cpiiii'iK. Save-, over !)U per i-unt  of s-okl. Weijiht witli jiowur ���JS.HOf) ibs.  Muile ai s^ctirins'tov 1 *��ti_-lcim* W liioun-  tuin i;J;i!in- Cini lie-.jcii .io:'r t.'ic .-t  KCii^er.u,j.Miis-.i()n.  ,  Fin- Piirolmilsir*) ajiply to  J. A. HARVKV. I-'ort, Sieule, B.O  Churches.  Foil Steele i.s well .supplied  with churches. There is no town  in Kootenay having, tho same  population whore all denominations are so well represented.  There are three church 'edifices,  St. John's, Church of England:  St. Anthony. Roman Calholic.  and a Presbyterian Church. Tho  Methodist denomination hold services in the Presbyterian church  nearly    every    Sunday. The  people of Fort Sieele are for the  most pari a1 some place of worship.  IK yoi; want a coon m.oai^  ' -        .S-'s *-   ,  . ' t i-  :���   ' ,   > >   ���  ..    ' 'Go to tlie  MONTE   CARLO  RESTAURANT  On Riverside Avenue  ���   William Robinson, Proprietor0  -MKAI.S    AT    AM.    nOCI.��.  ��  '*  I  I  I  I  I  | GOS'MOPOLlfflN  HOTEL  ���'-���''  CRANBROOK. B. C. u   ���  SB   SMATiL-   -   Proprietor.  "  Tlio  (inly UKjilel'ii'unci   lhsi,  clfi-- liou'l  in.Sun'Ii K:i-I  Heated tlii'(in>rliiJtH witii lull, nil'.  K iiit.'iiuv.  When you visit Cranbrook don't forget the Cosmopolitan.  Cherry Creek.  ' Cherry creek enters into tho  Kootenay above Fort Steele. On  Cherry creek considerable prospecting- has been done, and tlie  reports which come from there  are of the mostsatisiactory character. Considerable assessment  work has been done durin.g the  past summer- The principal ore  abounding in this section is copper, although olher minerals are  mentioned as. having boon found.  A number of locations wore  made on Cherry creek during  thh past summer.  Mark Creek.  The principal claim on Mark  crook upon which any considerable work has boon (lone is tho  Black Bear. This claim has and  is being extensively developed.  i Tho shaft  is now   clown   7s  feet  "     ~~        i    7. landthe'oro  bodv   is   con-ianilv  School Examinations. . . , ,  I improving, more gahma is show-  Indian Agent Calbrailh went j j���<,. and belter gold value*, are  over lo St. hJugeiio Mission on | being obtained, and the vein has  Wednesday of last week- to   con- I wi<lonod   out   to  six  toot      The  ���   ,,    ,i, .      ,,.,:.,���,,���.,i   ���, ,;,,.,   I main vein of the I Hack' Hear has  duct    the   semi-annual   e.saniina- ,, , ,. .     ,       ,<- ,   .  n   , .,       ,.    ,       ,    ,       i been l raced through  the   Mabel.  Hon or Ihe pupils  ol   the   Indus-|aml ],;,��� b(>(M1 0])l,m,j ���,,   in   v;11..  1 rial school. The closing oxer- j im,s places, showing the sunn  cises were of an unusual inler- character of ore. ��� The projieri.v  character,   consisting  of ,' '** nowe(,uipped with si. ���am hose |  and pn.'ii]).     The fnlure jihnis of |  1 the companv are   no1   vol   readvi  by thoiiiipil's.     Ihe pu|>ilssl,ow-itn|)()111.ld(yknou.1|i   s,,-,;,,,,,^!,   ��� J  oil marked improvement, and loo I will    be    worlced    conl niuously. j  much praise caunol bo ljosiovvod I Among     the    oilier    promising  uponlhoii  iiisiructoi's claims    in    ihe    vieinitv    is   ihe  Sister Cassilda. who  has  been . < )menica owned by   1*1   10.   Jones,'  The Nortli Star House   '  Christmas 1899.  a , i , t '  . l u '  V/illtcr   Apples   retail and wholesale at ICorshaw's. he  'has  iust   received   another   lai'g'e  consignment of'Winler  A]iples  all  kinds.    This week" also ��-10 worth of tho Best,  California,Grapes that have over been seen in this disfricl  at. thisMiino of the year. . '  Fresh and Ualogna Sausage, fresh Hams and Bacon,  fresh Fggs, etc. fn valid Tea the Best in town, try it.,  Fresh Oranges, Lemons and mils arrived this week.  If you require a Good Ci.gar or English Pipe see   Kershaw's sloe-k/safisfaction warranted for Chrislmas presents   ,  for old or young', see Kershaw's windows and enquire   his  prices before buying elsewhere. ' ��  Fng'lish TobaC'C'os. o 13. Pipes and imported Cigars.  Kershaw's Chocolates and Candles this Christmas are    .  lino.    Try Kershaw's Xmas Cheese it is sure Id please you  For Ximis Gaines. Xmas Stocking1.*.. Xinas Cakes and  vVhole^omo Bread, reiuenibei' Kei'sha,w"s. Ilie Xorlh Star  Bakery, and so oblrge yours rcspectfullv  HENRY KERSHAW. Fort Steele.  I'the By: assay &"chemical~" ���" '' I  *���--.  #���  SUPPLY CO.. Ltd.  ������LATH M.vcP.ARLAXK ^ C'j.,  Vancowver,    B.    C  *  p.            Wo a'-o Manufacturers nm[ direct Importer.-., and carry a 5  ^; la'-go stock of Balance.-, h'urnaces. Fire ('lay 'ioud-, Soienlitic -^  E- and   Practical   Books,   ellas.-waro.   Platinum    Good-.    Acids. -5  j  Chemical.-, and all other A.���ayors and Miner-' requirements. 5  ��' SOLE AGENTS^ for Morgan Crucible Company. Battersea. Beck- |  S.          er's Sons' Balances, Etc.                             , 5  ^'                 (viitalogue .-Hid inll ]iariicular-on .ippMeation. 5  i��LnjTj-Uij-ij-Lrij^ru-UTXiriJTn>Lrux/i.^^  est nig  reading  Mclnnes  1  T^holesale "'! detail  wilh    ilie    Kootenav I and others.     The  shaft   1*  school at   I hat   place,  parfure    will    be    f-ej  connected t wiiii me inooiimih v i and ot hers. 'L'lie slialt 1- now  Induslrial -iuce ils oi-g,ini/.,i1 ion. . clown (i(J feet, showing seven feet  has boe.i, called lo a new Held  <i| ; ()I ve.in luatter. ,oa "which, is fuund.  lalior'-a.)' the   l:>la.ckfoot;' Agi.-ney, I soino fine  pro,   carryingYcopper  Alborla. x;^l\^- fff>es  io  orga uize |;, i!(f sil v-or valnes.  ���'  and lake c.hai'ge.of. an   iiidiisl rial :   "'rin..|-e  ai'O ��� many   other   pros-j A ;  Her   do- ; p,j(ti.s in this locaJifyupon'which j ���;.���  . ;'rolt.ed    by .Ibiu'litllo work aside from assess-;., .,'���  .everyeine. esiiecially by   her   Co- j im.ni; |,a;s been done.     The show -j ^-j-rj n {} i:C)0 l<-  Jaborors. ��� ; ._^., Mngs-in most of .fl'iout a.'-e ���excoll-'  ! /'ornfe  [3 1. J     &    %ar^  ���III?  Kinds'  of   Poultry   and. ���.(���>;���.rnc  T  11 . , h'CitSf'Ui  I'.imH L'auce Xew Vea.i  ni<  in  : eiiL.  .Port Steele  Mpyio' -IV-eii'dtier*  * ��� "'HUM  ," -i' IK*"*"  i*';. ��i'j.  i   f$W''  "ft'  \    ] Till.:  PKOSPKCTOR, FOKT ST'<; KI ��� K. H. C, J;KCEMJJEIl W,  J899.  cD  9  t  fTM-iTT   ������Vft"f~,,"~~~'  :ta j&U-Ojspjxttfr*,,  -s.\'i i;t:i).w. t>i.( i'mki i: ::���>. w.k  FEB.NIE COAL, MINES.  A Review of the Work Accomplished and Plans lor Further Development. A .Lru-g-e Increase in the  Output Next Year.  In reviewing- the progress of  Ihe development of Ihe Crow's  Nest Pas.- Coal Company during the pa-t year, we note a  Jarge increase of the output of  these mines. The' output has  quadrupled, since the first of the  year, being now over 700 tons  per day or about l-.tJd" ton.- per  month. About. 4.000 ton.- of th'is  is turned into coke at the.ovon-  at Fernie In .-pite oi thi- large  increase the output i- sfill less  llian the demand. The Coal  Company are Using their best  endeavors to push development  work in order to make some underground for more miners and  increase their output. Tho company have also started, to  open  at tlie varioti- openings on tho  property. Among ihe other  claim-arc the Helena, liegina.  Creen Mon-lor. B. ('.. St. .Marys.  Durham. Jack Snipe. Wasp fraction. Iv'o-ebud. Yankee Girl fraction and May. all of which have  good showings. None of these  claims are to exceed two miles  from the North Star braneh rail  way. Tho country is an ideal  one for,mining. One gentleman  who has been,over all tho mining camp.- of the Province and  the state of Washington, says:  "In travelling over,that section  I can without any stretch of imagination believe myself to be in  the Republic camp.  There arc other seams in this  locality besides iho one mentioned. Tho Carrie Loo. the properties of St. Mary's 'Gold Mining  Co., and many, cither.-, -.hovviiig  dittorent stage'- of development.  Port    Steele  rewmg  FORT STEELE,  B.  C ���  Co.  MANUFACTURERS "and  MKKWKKK OP KXTRA FJNF  | N.HANSON. J  5E General iVle reliant AND :=2  ���E: LJc|Mor Dealer. ^z  BEER  $fe  PORTER  SOLD'  BY    THE    BARREL,    KEQ    OR    BOTTLED  Bottled boor tor la mil v uso :i specialty  ���PROMPT ATTENTION  being tile terminal   town   of  the  Kimberley. ! - <J  One of the prettiest   town-   in  Ea-i Kootenay i-��Kiniberley. , It j Ol.'TSl DF ORDKUS.G I'VFX STRICT  up  two   more   mines  on  Michel,!'���-  beautifully   located   on Mark* I ^ , ?   <���  Crook, one at Sparwood :M luiles.crook just below the canyon.     H] ',,'���,  east of Fernie.  and ohi-al   Eric-' & ���'.�� kieal town site and iiids fair i ^   .^ ^ p        BOX 8,  soni'7 miles east of Fernie.. both ) io be  one of great .importance, j SATIS FA GT10 N   GUARANTEED  telephone no.'  , close to the railway track.     Th  .   so;  ' w  one at, Eric-son  is   l."> fvet.  thick. ; rbur ufiles distant from 'Kimber- i   .- ^ n��   (, r,     " \fa    -f    '       Y> .. 9  ' Coal is bf-ingshipi-eu from both'"'ley. while the  Sullivan   is  Jess!      r        "olCK.     4j��     ItXIIIZj     J. TO J)   S��  places.      In the mine's at Ferunytiian two mile.-. T!iesotwomino.-i  .two now .-earns have beeri open-. alone will make a  town   of  con-,1^-.. -'-     ���    -   ^ !/L  od np .this  year,   which   makes,' sieierable magnitude.    There are i '        ' ' ..-.4, *<  four  seams'now   being  worked ', four^excellent hotels in Kimber- j  om.-.'lev. which are  not   excelled   by.  Manufacturer of all Kinds of Lumber.       A large assortment of seasoned Lumber and Shingles always  on hand. ft  DIMENSION      LUMRKR      A      KI'KCJALTY.  |      WflSfV- - - BG.  DON'T   FORGET  seam being opened  u'p  at   Spar-,! North Star branch railway.  Tlu/j  ivood'i.-*' \2  leel   thick,   and   the ' famous Xcrth Star mine L-  only!  .**  there,, two of six  feet   each.  of'thirty i'eei and one of eight any hotel east of Kootenay lake, j  feet. The coal is all of the same j The XortK Star has for propriet- j  finality and good coking coal. ,"-' Harry Drew, one; of the' mo.-l j  The reputation of (his coal a.-  ai popular landlords  in   Kootenay. j  CARLIN  & DTJRICK  -( steam   coal   is   excellent.      The  British Pacific fleet have tried it  unci   pronounced- it better   than  any coal they have   used  excep't  '.the famed Welsh smokeless coal.  As soolras proper"railroad facilities are  afforded   the   Hoot  will  use this coal altogether.     It is a  ogreat advantage,  to, the   Winpiro  ,  incase 61 war   with   a   maritime  ' power Io'know thai  a   Heel 'can  obtain.a supply of firsi-class fuel  , without any danger of its  being  caplured on'llio high,seas byrfhe  t enemy.  Thc Coal Company have com-  ' ploloci' 1 o:J ovens   this  year  and  laid the foundation of  !!*  more.  ' This   makes  l'Ol!   now   complete  '   and   in   rnnning   order.      They  have let contracts' lor the   building of :J00 more next year.   Thoy  expccl io be building ovens  for  the nexl three years iu order  to  keep   up   with   ihe  clonaln_d_J!o_r.  colce.     Largo orders   for   mac'n-  inery of all   kinds necessary   for  coliiory   use  have   been   placed  lately, and'iho capital   expeudi-  Iare for lieXI year by   this  coin-  not   fall   far   short   of  The hotel is admirably arranged  for the comfort of guests, is neat  and clean, and it is a pleasure to  , -i o  stop there.' .- '    v  Wellman ot Hurel are the.proprietors of the Kimberley House,  and are deserving of tho patronage, which they are receiving.  It was opened to the public o'nly  a short time  ago.     The  rooms  are large commodious aud  well-  *-        - ,f  furnished, and the .proprietors  spare' no pains to make their  g'uestb comfortable.    ,.' "'  The Royal Hotel, of which .J.  S Gales is the'propictor. is another hostelry which is receiving its share of-the public patronage. Mr. Gates,is a gentleman well-known in the district  and his reputation as a landlord  is first class.  Tho Ontario House, of which  .lames Carroll is proprietor, is  another hotel deserving of public  patronage.' The traveller can bo  assured of excellent treatment by  stopping at the Ontario House.  Mr. Carroll gives special attention to the com fori of his guests.  Kimberley'boasts of several  general merchandise stores, a  drug store and other industries.  Kimberley is bound to be a town  of importance as the mines in  thrfrsoction are developed.  .This, Steel, is guaranteed to bo equal to Jessop's  or Firths in all  Hard Rock, Work.,  pany "Wi  one half million dollar.-. 0  Tbe, company have built a  large number of miner.-'cottages  al the mine--at Fernie. and are  erecting a Jaruo storage bin.  wiih-a capacity oT |..."ion ions for  slack'-"for the coico oven.-.    Large Where To^ Go.  comniodioii.- stable.- and other, |t \-qu want a silver-lead mine,  building*- have boon erected th:.-; ,,(iL ,{ (.Iaj_m 1K,;ir ,iUJ Xoj-tli Star,  .summer at ihe mine.- and J- ornie | ^j.]|-van ^i-on^. Moyie or Tracy  A village has -prong up al Spar-; ^"^j.-, \r y^ouwam a gold mine  wood. o\ or thirty building- are'j,.^. -\\-j]<-} "Horse crook and its  there now. and ino.e are beoig ; u.]ij,|tarie-.' If ccniper is what  .-reeled as fa-t as lumber can ��)e vuU .m. |00]cj���<, fnr. Wild Horse  1-rocured creeic. Pull j-jvor. Sand or Tracy  Thi- ha- all i>een <\<  by   tiM' t.,.t.L��|c and the St. Mary'.- river is  Coal Ooinpnifyal a liroat ouilay ^.j,,.,.^ y(H, n-\\\ \])u[ it. Von are  ul capital.becaii-o thov realize the (.(,,...,;,, 1() ^Ui\ jll>t what you  tact that the public expect thorn w.Jin jn i)rj p()J.| y1(J(.it; district,  to use every otfor: to i ry io .-up- '--p]1(. lu;ne:, r\ |,;a.st Kootenay are  p'ly.the demand ;or coal and coke \ ;iU \]rJ-\u^ theyall'ord a .-,:iJ'<��� and  in ihe Kooti'itay.-iind the  Ti-rri- i pj-, ,ti im 1 ��lo invest.nenl.    Tho soas-  GENERA'L  Fort  ��� Steele,  Sole AiifelltS for the  MERCHANTS  Eest v  K.ootcnaj'.  The Steele House  First   Class   Brands   of   Liquors   and   Cigars.   ���   Headquarters'    for      Mining  ,  .Men.   .    Commodious  Sample   Rooms.   ,    Best   Cuisine   in   the  West. ���    Modern 0 Conveniences.  i *  '    _ "       , Home   Comfqrts. i  Canton Steel  COMPANY  Sole Agent  ���? crow's Kest Goal company  Giant Powder GoniDanu.  f ' t, o  Mining  Supplies a Specialty.  SoL,rc   Agkxts  33. McNeish  i 0, "  Proprietor.  1   V.riAOr  py=  EAST'KOOTENAY IS ALL RIGHT" I  W  s  T  GREAT  Northern  Railway.  E  S  '      thh swhvkvok's cii.viv mad.'; it tiik siioktiost  ���I'li'.VVSC'ONTlXKNT.VI,   KOITTK.  It, i> the i'io.sI, moilurii in (H|ui|inioiil: il is tlie heaviest, rjuleil  line,:  il  has u roclc-ballasl  roadlied: it  en>sM> nn ^imd iIimtM  it, mi-*   liuilt,  u-ith<mt u land jii-iint  or .jeveniineitt  aid: it V- noted  for courtosy of its  employe-:  h  is t he only line -ei'vins;   meal-on llw a  la carlo plan.  thi:(m;cii tiii-: c:i:axi>kst sci-iNKi-tv ix a.mkkica  l!V   liAVMCill'l".  For KOI IT STKK.I.K and the KAST KOOTK.XAV MIXKS. Weekly  Stime   1'i'oni  l\ali-|��'ll.    ,yteanilioat  coinmnn.eat ions Innn .luiinin<r.s  duriiiL'  Siinnner.    Quickest  and   Itest   i-onlc to all   pacts i.l  the  United  Stillu.-.   Kasioni Canada and   Kiicopc.  Knr maps,  tickets and complete informal ion call or address  nearest  aueiit  or  Any information  will he  frcelv given  otherwise,   on all  matters relatim  iy   mail,   or  ,g.  to   Mines,   Min-  1'  I  ing, Mining Stocks.  Real   Estate   and   Busi-  ness   generally   in   the   district   of   South   East  PIONEER  Kootenay      In  BROKERS.  CRANBROOKS  IVIcVittie   &   Hutchison.  4East Kootenay is all rig-lit.' |  ._    .. . _    ..  ���       .,     . ^  CO.DlXOX.Ceiiera!  A��ent.  Hpolcane    Wash.  K.I.AVIIITNKV. Ci. I', ami  '1  St. I'anl.  .Minn.  ion of  I'.'i1" will lie one of vnst cle-  i vr-lojiinoiil. jiroiluciiiji" und   slii])-  Ullll   1 III'  tories.  On Luke Creek.  On   Luke' creek   tli'-re   ;in-   n ! pim; ;.II over tin- Kori Steeledis-  numbci1 of  proini-ii.u   propoi-ties I \r\c\.  Avllich  bid  fail1 with ilev-clo|iliiei]! Lsadoie Canyon.  to make mine.-'of  uiih-Ii   inipory  fance.      AirioVi^-  'f.lion.   ;.re ,'t.iio  Martin viinrl   Tri'ilj'y  c-hviins   now  '.iniijwr'.'iicincl   lo'- Toroiitf)   parties.  The sliovvilia's on. these claims is  o]i��i;-6i:ey..,./.l1..|ie,|>'i'0|"��ert;  (...vteiisivoly woi'kocl   th'-1   eomin.i;  season.     The iSlnc.k .11 ills ��roii|  Jiiis been [airly well,'leveloped liy  shaft but  liot.'eiioiiicl.yt" deinoii-  .in I.sadore (.!(iii,yon,   alionj,   six  ! niiliis 'froiii   l-^ofl- Sleek;,    there  Jan.-. a number of.promising prop-  |e.'l;ies.   '  Several   of   flii.'ii'flia.vc.  j beeiMpiite extensively developed  ~"y.,,,';,'    ianVI one of   I,hem   is   now   under  v   will   he '������..'.  :.bond   to   a    liossland' syndicate,  who have mapped out   considerable vvork to be done in tlie near  i future.    There'are ol hers "which  ' strate'' their viilue. although Hiere j ��'ill    be   t hotbu-hly   ,,r��is,.ecl��.��tl  .is  bio-h-o-rade. ore   on tlie (lump j next season.     ,   . ��� ,.  "MUNSON NO. 2."  The ��� Best   Writing  Machine  THK .oniw  INTERCHANGEABLE  STEEL TYPEWHEEL  .Klc��-iint'ly   lilii.st.raled   (.'atalojjnc.  '   .'���        Kree.  Adrlfoss Edg'a.i'..A.v Hill, Manufacturer, 94-96 Wendell Street, Chicago  PREMIER HOUSE  SHEEP CREEK, B. C. K. J. HIGBYE. Proprietor.  ���   First-class Accommodation for Travellers.   ���  Everything    New  The   Windermere   Sta.iiO   Stops   Lioth   Cioiiii.'  and   Coming.  Port Steele  Meat Company  ." FRESH ; and   SALT-'MEATS:" ALWAYS'  ..'������������>    ''��� -..'''"  ' ON HA.N1>,,1' ���������'. '. '"    y'V;.  ROBSON & ROGERS, Prop's.  '���' it-   .'...-��� ���. ��� ���    ������,     ���'������.,,.���  1:   Fresh��� HiUibnt.   Siiltuoii, Salmon. Trout.��� Bologna  .Sausage,  Ikitter and. Eirifs.    J^ish and Game in Season.  Riverside Avenue,  Fort Steele, B.C.  |.  f-  ���^*  *1  iff.  "4  i<\  .^  i?  ^  m  f  i,iuww?wtt) ii^i^riivc^. '^ :��iiiiiiii  iaclM::  mr-:  ::t,:v; if  :rMi^^  yy:#yi&:y'y'  FORT    STEELE   is the Point of Departure of Stages to the Wonderful  ..*-*"���*  Windermere  Country  Choice Resident and Business lots from $100 to $250.  Titles Guaranteed.    For Particulars Apply to  Easjr terms.  ��  ��  ��  ��  ���^TTrV  aJ3.'-.-ii   &~*/  �� fj  m'wmiToH,  \9:-  ���uGisduitiii  Bill o! commerc  (HEAD OFFICE T0R0HT0.  Paid     wp    Capital     $6,000,000.  Hon. Geo. -A. Cox. I'm.���idem..  GOLD DUST PURCHASED.  !!. I-:. W'ai.ki.i:. (ri'ii. Man.  HONG KONG DRAFTS SOLD.  EXCHANGE ou all parts of the world bought and sold.  London Agents���The Bank of Scotland.  $ Cranbrook Branches  H. SMYTHE, Manager.  .'��� '!)i'V.]i-.'':i will  '. 111- ii I'l.v.'iitd v i  -|)  Kllillll      /)f     I ''Il  W.jl   |i| ,   icnl      11    '-1'  1 111. s       !)).-)���'��� '-     tl'H  IVi'iv  O.ivi-      'J'.n  !.. f!icv.".'  !-]���'. i.-r  n'ji  .ii'd .  Port Steele  J. w.  SATURDAY. DKCKMKKK W. !.-<!����.  The absence of local and outside matter in this issue of tlie  Pko.si'Hotok is accounted for  from the fact that this number is  essentially a'mining- number devoted exclusively to the minus  trilHilary to Port Steele. A vast  amount of information is contained iii its columns, which will  be appreciated by tlie mining  public  property of a Spokane corporation, ft is now being .systematically developed under the management of C. W. Rurdsali. a  veteran mining man. and is proving to be a property of ureater  magnitude than ever the owners  suspected. It is detinitely known  that 1 if). 000 tons Of ore i.s iu  sight, and that in an area of 'AOO  xHO'i feet there is ore everywhere, and the development now  is to prove the extent of the ore  bodies.  A detailed description  of  ilie  Sullivan    will    be    given    next j  week.      Tin-;   Pkospkctou  has  ,T. .C.ARMSTRONG  Four Steklk. B  0.  r  Manufacturer oS  O      -  l  Tinware. Galvanized Iron, Sheet  Iron,   Stove  Pipes  itfmi f>  Copperware  c,  BUILDINGS HEATED.iml VENTILATED  I'tumbim.1:.  Pipe   tittiniv, and  kinds of sanitary work  Air Tight- -Hot Blast Stoves  Hydraulic  and   An-  Mines  Sl'Ki'lAI.  K>K   WOKK.  ATTK.VTIkN  r- Tin-;   PuosrKCTi)}; wishes its;  readers a happy and prosperous, j some mteiesting matter  regard  New Year. "  '   Lt has been found.by tests that  the porphyry at a depth is carry-  ing a small p.-iventayo of giSld  outside ot the vein.  r.Ml>Kl)VKMKN'!',S, -_  The company has built an   ex  cellent bunk house, stable, blacksmith shop, cook house,  and, all  necessary   buildings,      A   good  MINING RECORDERS OFFICE.  Gratifying-   Report   of   Business i  Transacted During the  Year'.  During the year irom   Deeem-  , ing  this   property,   and- it  is   a' wagon road has been built for a  I source  of   regret    that   lack' of Mi  jspace   prevents  its  appearance  i iu this issue. '. ,   .  I    The shipping facilities are excellent. The ore now on>the dump  FORT STEE.LE.  istance of tive mUes to the Fori  ! Steele and Wardner wagon road.  her iJo,  JfliiK   to" December   ���'(), 'Headquarters of Mining- Syndicates. :tvady lOr^shipment,will oe taken  '.lftitii, ihe  transacted  el's office a  amount   of   business!  Fort Steele is, the headquart-'; to Fort Steele Junction, crossing  in the Mining Record-ic|rs for a large number of strong j the river on the ice at Fenwick's  mounts in  ilie  aggre-'j tnn?inK     corporations,      among; ranch,   a  distance   of   fourteeii  gale lo ^.I.:j44.0.").. aud   this'per-   ���;hich may be  tains entirely to iinninir business.   Kootenay Cons  Tlie. following list shows from  what this ' revenue proceeds  from:  7:2!) claims recorded...  ��l ,,-?22.7iO.  71> certiti's of work      J.ZHo.OO.  20 'cerliMeatus   of   improvement   (}.">.(>(>.  - -12, partnership 'a.irree-  "ments.. ���   n s assessments payed..  ID CI. C\ permits (*:.'.:>0)  ���1 (>,. C. permits (������H>.ofij  Jiil .conveyances ree'cl  Micellaneou.s . . ..'   7!) (Tocuinenls   Hied .". ..  l i-Yee Miners cerlih's  ,  , Total Revenue' *n,fJ-M.o:>.  This is a' 'healthy record" and  'speaks well for I he mining business at the head oilier.'. JI sl'iows  ii considerable increase over last  year, and the new year .will no  doubt wilness a large increase  over these figures.  mentioned.  stiJs. canital  East!  ."iOO. -  'miles,   the   junction  OOO:' Sullivan ' Group' Mining I nearest point to the railway.  Company of Spokane: Fort | There are some details iu, con-  Steele .Development Co..'capital  nection with this property whicl  fcO.UO.  xlUOO.  25.00.  :jo.0o.  '   Ufn'.rifi,  7i*. 30.  TH. 75.  >i.9��2.0o"  must be omitted in  this  article,  as space'will  not  admit   of   its  iTiO.OOO:   Moyie   Placer  Mining  Co..,North Star Mining Co., Mp  vt  Tuck'Miniiiir Co.." Pvramid  Kootenay   Co.."East' Kootenay I publication in this issue.  Development'   Co.." Big    Chief j be   reserved   for   some  Mining Co.. Little Chief  Mining'time.  Co.. Dupont Group Mining  Co." !    Dibble Group Mining Co., Chick-  anion Copper Mining; Co.. Bull  River  Star  Mining "'Co..   Lewis  Four'Mile, Creek. ,      ,-   -  On Four Mile  creek   there   is  every indication of the existence  On Perry  Creek.  There has been a large amount  ���' < I' worlc done on Perry creek  during the past year, not only by  incorporated companies, but by  individuals. So far ns can be  learned the worlc has been''continued with gratifying results:  so successful in fact that work  ' will be .continued on several  properties all winter. The company who is doing the greatest  a mount of worlc is the Kootenay  (Perry Creek) Gold Mines, limited.  This company took hold  of   a  group of claims on Perry creek,  the Pearl. Last Chance, Running  Wolf and Ruby claims.      During  ihe period of time  since  acquiring   the  ground,    the   company  have cut trails from Perry creek  to the properties. Suitable building^ have been erected for mens'  quarters.,     A   lariiC   amount   oi  stores have been taken in. which  Avere packed from Fort Steele a  distance of thirty miles.    Nearly  10(Hi feet of prospect, shafts   and  open cuts, varying from ,10 to 7."  leet   in   length,    and   averaging  ten feet in  depth.      A   shaft   .">r>  ' feet has been Mink and  a   crosscut run  for, 17   feet:    while   ilie  tunnel and adit level (now in progress) aggregate _:.'") feet.      The  company has acquired  some  adjoining  ground,   which   will    be|  thoroughly pro-pected next seas- j  on.    The result of this work has)  been most encouraging.   A large j  liortion of rhe quart/, ou the Rnbyj  fraction'can  be   chinned   as   pay  ore. and in all   of   the  workings  Creek Mining Co., "Estella' "Min- |of permanent ore bodies. ,' Coning Co..,Elk"River Mining Co., isi-d-erable work has been done ou  Tntcy��Creek'Mining Co. /" , ', j Try-Again claim. ,tSome of. the  ' There are other companies filiest specimens .of copper ore  who are operating iu the district I yet encountered in the Kootenay  who have their local representa- ha.ve come l'3'0111 this claim  tive in F6rl Steele..     This is on !bas��been suspended for the win  account'of its being nearest the  scene of mining- activity. Fort  Steele being the mining center  of the district has over 70 pet-  cent of the mining syndicates  have their local headquarters at  this point.  Two  by  this  The Chickamon Stone.  v. If,  This properly is located on  Bull river and is owned by the  Chickamon Stone Copper Mining  Co. The company purchased  the property ou June 1st of  present year, and on the  commenced worlc which has been  continued without intermission  ever since. The group consists  of five claims., and the development of the property during thc  past summer has demonstrated  that the property is of ureal  value.  A main porphyry dyke extends  through1 the country  of, the' claims are cut  dyke, and the other three are  side claims. The,work bas��been  confined principally.to this dyke  and with depth what was hard  porphyry on the surface, became  soft and easily 'worked. It is the  theory of mining men. well  known in the Northwest, that  this dyke is nothing but the capping of a large body of ore. In  the deeper workings other ore  bodies have been uncovered.  While the dyke on the surface is  llo feet wide, the vein is at] ires  cut dipping to the contact, (slate  and porphyry.) and the theory  is advanced that larger and more  valuable ore bodies will be found  on this coniitcl.  UKVKI.OI'MKNT  The main or working1 tunnel is  now   in    I'fi.'i    leet.    includinir   a  tor but will be resumed in the  spring. Across the gulch the  Bale Bro's have a group of  claims, upon the surface of which  there arc ledges of copper and  galena. This grou]) lias only  been shown up by assessment  work.  The Paris Exposition group,  owned by a, Vancouver syndicate  lias been developed to some extent, but not enough to demonstrate  its   value,    although   the  the j surface indications arc most fav-  9 th I or bio,. ,  The Lady Ann group of four  claims is a promising proposition, although but little work-  has been done towards its development.  SHARES 1SS CENTS  ' Inside of five years the Kootenay Valley will be one of the  most important mining sections  in the Province, and the center  of greatest mining^activity will  be in the vicinity of Fort Sieele.  Keep your eye on the pioneer  town of Easl Kootenav.  The Little Chief mine, is- sitiiiiled 1)0-  twven 1lie Wifs < 'liii'f and l)ii|>ont claim*  VA tunnel lias been rim for about <i() feet  in the same character of ore as- is found  on the adjoining claims. Tin- work  will be continued and the property  thoroughly developed.      '  there is every indication of. the j cross-cut. which al KK) feel will  veins boinir permanent. A largo] a train crosscul the dyke from  amount of money will be expend-1 Wil|] 1() u.;il| Altogether fiOO  ed in further exploration  ol   the  Fort fcteele Public School.  The semi-annual examination  of the Port Steele public school  was held last week". At thc conclusion of the examination. R.  L. T. Galbraith. chairman of the  board of trustees, announced  that the holiday season would  continue for two weeks, resuming oi*.January N.  Address  Secretary   Empire   Mining   Go.  KIMBERLEY3   B. C.  KIMPTON   &   PITTS  WINDERMERE SB DONALD  General Merchants  Mining supplies a Specialty  Miners going northward via Canoe River Route will lind it, a lar"  savi'iiir and convenience to procure tlieir supplies at, Donald.  G.   JOHNSON.  Assay    &     Metallurgist,  /tt  CKANBKOOK,   13. c:  T. H. TAYLOR. C. E.  1 ii  PROVINCIAL   LAND   SURVEYOR  Survey.-,  ef  Mineral  Mine*, ele.  ���Uiinis,  KoiiUs,  WINUKJIMKKK   I!. (J  <3>  properly, and it Hi" mineral is  Ihere in'quanlities. the intelligent  work now bein��.'done will briny j  it to light. So far there hasj  been no work done but what will ,  .show up the ground .o the besi J  advantage. !  The ^Sullivan Mine  One of the properlics   iu   this  district   which   is  attracting   al^  tftilion is the Sullivan mine  tin*  lc(-i of development has been  done. 1 horoiiirhly proving 1 he  properly.  \ss.ws.  Kiglil assays taken of the   ore  from the tunnel  and   shall   gave  (l; pei-  silver.  i  Kootenay Club.  There is an excellent club in  Fori Steele. They have pleasant rooms in the Opera I louse  and they are fitted up with special desiiiii for the com fort of the  members. At present the membership is about 100. The secretary reports ihe club as being in  a most prosperous condil i.,u.  ounces]     Mi  Olhei  ���"\��  SOLK AGENTS  for  Canton Steel Company  Windermere, Golden and Donald  Mining Divisions.  Agents at  Windermere for the California Giant Powder Co.  Cei-I        COOIlCr,      _,-.      mim-|;s| m i       \i l,  J ' ' J     Mr. .and   Mrs.   Karnes   enter  , and -���S.'-v in gold. 01 her ; Ul\nvi\ .,, number of their friends  assays taken from different worlc- ion Thursday evening;.1 everybody  ings <rave efiuallv  good   resulls. | had a mosl enjoyable time.  CALGARY FLDUR  MAKES ^WEETEST BREAD-  156 POPULAR SONGS  ��� %#��V^   with Wouin %n<\   Mtfflli! wimpleUi  ���Mtlr   frinlM and  bnunl fn  on��   Tolitmn.     A  Crinit ���MlreUon ��f Mtifilnl (J<*tu.i.  ���flnMinrntil   t��th-  ���He. rmnir    a TfrlLkhln trnaxitrr of tho worM'n p��pi|.  r tod  'i-inHfiit   4(.nei.    rrlr.r,'HI rcntt.'p.i-itpaM.  ,p, jr 'i C ��l\iV\Kt.AXK,n VuiiReSL, 'l'urunttf, C*u.  HIGH WARDEN  . &..   SON.  PIONEER  BARBERSHOP  Everythtsif Strictly First! CHass.  ���������:������': ���.    ���������>���./*"-'���������'.-     ���'���,���!���  Next door to (lit:.Prox/u'dor.  ROYAL  HOTEL  KIMIiKliLEY.  U.  0.  'I'lic I'^iiiest Li(|imr.s ;iikI  ("ifiiii^ iind I test Knrnislied  Jidoni.s in 'I'iivmi.  J.   I.   GATES,   Prop.  XMAS  IS   NEAR    AT   HAND  Don't Delay  To  'tfet  your   Photo  taken  at dnce to send to your friend.  m  f  h';  Prest  THE  PHOTOGRAPHER  /&  PORT STEELE  Vijtff''-  '���Mt  ffi'  ������mil  I  m


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