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 J>z <>���{>  ���? c<.  //r'  sttT  If  7 7  (P fy ��-- C-V-v  *  ��  L-*f������!***��**5KiK*��********  HE PROSPECTOrt HAS BEEN*  Al'POINTElJ THE  OFFICIAL.   ��:  �� "&  GOVERNMENT   GAZETTE     %  For Smith Ka.st Kootcnuy.  ��  ;***��**��#*******��***��**  ���*#wdf *���?���*��-s-seK-rf -?.-?-^-^ 2�����!.'������: *?���'  *���   THE   PROSPECTOR   COK-  ���- ;*  ��    TAINS'ALL   PU3LIC-NO-  Sf ,  ��-   TICES AND GIVES THE  ��    LATtST TELEGRAPHIC  *?   AND LOCAL NEWS.  Vol. 5.  EORT  STEELE,  B. C.  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1899.  No o.  New Advertisement's To-day.  Kast Koolenay Hotel, Moyie City I'aKO 8  " Ooraioerolal Hotel. Cranhrook         "     8  JL L. McDermot     "    a  t:  U  is*  vi ��  liOcal Mining Haws.  Tlie mines in the vicinity of  Font Steele are showing up in  excellent condition. A large  amount of work i�� being done,  and with development the^value  ��>f the properties i.s being made  more apparent. It is not improbable that the mines now  beintr operated ou Wild Horse  creek and its tributaries will  rival many of the now famous  Kiine.-. in other districts pf the  province. .=,  0 ' THE BIG  CHIKF. ' "    ��  Q  Little is being said about the  Big'Chief property, but the mine  is looking better every day,- and  ' a largo amount of ore is in sight.  The mine is being developed as  rapidly' as circumstances will  permit.  THE  SULLIVAN  GROU,!1.  Manager Smith of the Sullivan  group was in town on Tuesday.  To a Prospector reporter he  said:������ 'that '��� development' work'  was being pushed, that the property was looking better 'every  <fcay, tliat the main shaft was  down 55 feet, the ore is'?'getting  better,' carrying higher values  iii lead, silver, and some gold.  The .new machinery is giving  good satisfaction. There* is no  ' eJoubt but that the Sullivan  .-group, for the amount of development work done, is the greatest silver-lead proposition in the  w<..rld.   ?_  , COPPER CROWN.  '     Tlie shaft on this property, is  , noyv0 dow:rr OOfeetrryThe-bottom-  of the shaft is in solid ore.      "���  ���  CROW'S-NEST  COAT/SHARES.'  Two thousand ' Crow's t Nest  eoal shares were sold at Fort  Steele on Monday for "*52 per  jshare. or a total "value of $104,-  t}Pfl These shares 'were purchased eight years ago for tho  =mu3 of U,0W. -  ESTELLA.  The main ttuinel is now in over  ?50 feet.^and the, tip-raise- from  rke tunnel is about (50 feet in  length. It is reported that from  present indications the ore body  will soon bo reached. ' It i.s possible tliat the Estella will soon  become a shipper.  .DARDANELLES.    '**  - Development' work is being  pushed on this property by vthe  owners. A tunnel,is being run  on the ledge. The ore is-free-  milling gold quartz.  syndicate, and' for that purpose  the property is being examined  by Mr. Schneider, the company's  expert.  THE ST. EUGENE.  There is not yet sufficient  snow on the road between the  St. Eugene and the town for  hauling ore, conseqSently this  work has been delayed to quite  an extent. However, an attempt  will be made to'put snow on the  bare portions of the road and  use extra teams to make-up for  lost time.  THE   LAKE   SHORE.  The owners of the Lake Shore  mine are pushing development  work'on their property, and taking out, plenty of ore for shipment besides. The tunnel is  being driven in farther, which  will make room for the additional force of men which will soon  be put on. "���   ���  BLUE     GROUSE,, AND    BONANZA'.  Considerable development work  has been done on this property.  A tunnel is now in 220 feet with  a good showing of copper ore.  The ledge at this point is 27 feet  in width. . On the surface the  ledge is exposed for a distance of  20 feet liy means of an open cut.  This property is situated on Big  Sand creek, about 2 miles from  the railway. (  ^WATERFALL  AND  LONDON.  'The above named claims' are  situated about two miles east of  the Blue Grouse group. Development work consists of a tunnel 22 feet in length.. . The ledge  is two feet wide, and the ore is a  galena, carrying some copper and  gold." Assay returns ^show, '46  per, cent lead, 76 ounces iirsilyer  and #5 in gold.1", A. ��� -'���������  .,    -.' ���  Is There' Anything In'It,*' "  There is.a rumor around ;to,wn  that a large English syndicate "is  trying  to purchase' the   North  Star   and    Sullivan "group    of  mines. .' ' , ��� - ^  Metal Quotations. ',.  The New sYork metal quotation* for  Feb. 9th. shows a, marked' advance in  copper. ',  Bar silver. 58-Jc  Lake copper. $17.,"50(SlT.7").       , ,    -  ' Lead $4.70.@4.7."). _--  While the smelters - and mines selling price is jfiven on lead at, S-1.M5. .  Rumors of Mining Deals.  Moyie Leader:     The presence  in tho city this week of Mr. Leslie Hill, owe of the owners of the  Moyie mine: II. Bell-Irving, the  wealthy Fraser river salmon can-  ner, and A. F. Schneider, a New  York    mining   expert,   led   the  people to believe that a   mining  <leal of considerable  magnitude  was  on.      All  sorts  of  rumors  were rife.     Some  had it that a  -deal was on for the purchase of  t.he  St.   Eugene,   while   others  were confident that a deal  was  feeing made whereby the St. Eugene,   Moyie   and   Lake   Shore  were all to be gobbled up by a  .-syndicate who proposed to work  all three mines from   the  tunnel  c>f  the Lake Shore.     But   th��  truth of thc matter seems   to  be  that there is a deal  on for  one  property���the Moyie.    The Bel 1 -  Irvuigs have become  interested  iu this property, having recently  purchased the interest held  by  P. Houton, one of  tho  original  locators-     The  owners are now  making a deal with  an  English  The Bachelors' Ball.  On Friday evening -the gay  and, festive Bachelors of Fort  Steele gave a dance and supper  to their friends, both married  and single. Some 200' invitations were sent to friends at  Steele.' Fernie. Moyie. Tracy and  Cranbrook. Some (50 couples attended the dance.  About il o'clock the elite of the  district assembled at ,the Opera  House whore the jolly Old Bachelors held forth, and were enter-,  tained as only Old Bachelors can  entertain their friends. It was  a gay and festive party, and the  way the Old Bach's had of making their friends feci at, homo  and enjoy themselves, was all  their own.  The Opera  House  was  handsomely decorated, and  the  sup  per. which was furnished by the  Venosta hotel cuisine, was elaborate, and enjoyed by all.  The music was furnished by  the Orpheus Quartette. A large  number of guests came from  Cranbrook, -Fernie and Moyie.  It was a most, enjoyable evening,  and all were well pleased with  the Old Bachelors and Ihwir  third annual dance.  Presbyterian Church Social.  This social took place  in  the  Presbyterian church on the evening of Tuesday, the 7th inst. The  church was crowded, and being  nicely decorated and lighted with  acetylene gas, had quite an  attractive appearance.    There was  a strong contingent from Cran-  brook.    The various performers  did their parts well, and elicited  the 'applause   of   the   audience.  The proceedings began with a selection of airs on the bagpipes'by  Mr. Smith, teacher; who showed  himself to be quite an expert in  the use of the instrument.     Tho  Rev. Mr. Duncan referred to the  purpose of the social, and to the  spirit   of   unity   and   cordiality  manifested by, tho c memoersr of  the different churches.    A quartette'   party   consisting   of   the  Misses   Fletcher   and   McPhee,  Messrs. Smith and Burton; sung  with  fine  percision and  animation. "The Maple Leaf Forever"  and "Speed Away".   Songs were  ably sung by'Rev. Mr. Ball and  Minnie Graut.  Cranbrook,   and  duets from  Miss  Fletcher   and  Mr.   Smith,    and ' Miss    Annie  Grant and Rev. Mr. Ball, were  most    ' heartily       appreciated.  Speeches of an  instructive,   encouraging , and   jocular   nature  were given by Messrs.  Kershaw  and McKay, and recitations were  finely, rendered by Miss Fletcher.  To   vary   the proceedings   the  Rev. Mr. Duncan gave the humorous recital of   "A   "tragedy"  which proved to be a "a shave"  and   an   amusing   reading   was  finely set off by Mr. Fraser.     A  violin solo was contributed ,by  Mrs. Cook, and a mandolin and!  guitar duet by. Messrs. Patmore  and'Grice, received vigorous ea-  bores;". tlic,~"duet 'beingi, mute ;-\\,  novelty in Steele.";     ,j: l      ., -'  'The dialogue "wanted a servant", created great interest/and  fun, Miss Fletcher doing skilfully the part of mistress, and  the ,Misses .Cissie band Lizzie  Kershaw, Mrs., Kershaw" and  Miss McPhee, acting as servants  applying' for the vacant situation. /"    "      " ���    ' 0  We ought to mention that Miss  Bailey acted during the evening  as accompanist on the church organ, and her efforts were highly  appreciated. ,  Coffee,   sandwiches aiid cake  was confined to the building in  which it occured. All the contents of the building were saved.  The cause of the fire was an  over-heated stove in a sleeping  apartment in connection with  the shop. v  The fire brigade under the direction of fire iinarshall Barnes,  was very effective, and a large  number of the citizens of the  town assisted the firemen.  HEAVY FIGHTING AT If ANILIA.  Four    Thousand    Insurgents    Were  ,     Slaughtered.���Americans   Capture  Several Villages.���The TT. S. Navy-  Opens Fire On the Filipino's.  North Sast  Kootenay  By��-El��ction.  The Government supporters  in North East Kootenay in again  nominating ,the Palliser ' wai;  horse as the Government candidate, augers well for the Government, while all votes cast' for  the Opposition candidate will go  for naught.        , ��  The Lead-ulle of Kast Kootenay.  r Kimberley may now be said to  be fairly in the swim, on account  of it being noticed by the Cranbrook Herald; for you know that  the Herald never notices anything sinall. It is now iu order  to petition the Government for  tho removal of the Government  offices and buildings to the Lead-  ville of East Kootenay.  "I Am the Law'."  Cleveland Leader: "1 am the  supreme court," said th�� Gorman consul at Samoa. Then he  was kicked into the street, Once  upon a time a king said "1 am  the law."    Ilv didn't last long.  were supplied to the audience by  the willing hands of the ladies,  whilst the strains of" the bagpipes infused new life into the  meeting.  At thc close of the proceedings  Dr. Watt proposed an ���'omnibus''  resolution that tho meeting'tend  its   hearty^thanks   to all  those  who had contributed to the great  success of the evening.    The resolution was carried  unanimously amid cheering.    The Rev. Mr.  Duncan  made  the   pleasing announcement thai so far as ascertained at that hour, there would  be $0r>  remaining  after  the  expenses, which were slight, were  paid.     This sum   would   be  applied to the reducing of the debt  on   the   church    building,    and  would be  deposited   meanwhile  in the Safe Exchange & Deposit  Co.    The announcement was received  with  renewed cheering.  It should be meutioned  that the  Ladies'    Aid    Society    received  valuable  assistance  from   members of other churches.  The audience sang "God Save  the Queen," and the proceedings  terminated, all highly delighted  with the evening's entertainment.  A Small Fire.  Afire, which began nt 1 !.:>()  a. m.. Wednesday, destroyed the  blacksmith shopof .1. .1. Quinli-  van, .situated on Main street.  The loss whs small   as  the  tir��*  ' China New Year. .   ,  On Thursday the Celestials of  Fort Steele celebrated New  Year's Day in their own peculiar manner. At Steele the  Chinamen kept an open house to  their friends without any regard  to nationality, age, sex or previous conditions . L  ' - At Chinatown, oil the banks of  the historic old Wild "Horse  creek, where the -head Tyees  have their headquarters,; was the  grand.display, and as one China-  man expressedit,,^''Bellie-'"good,  ho'ttie time in old .townie. Alle  samme Melican man"." And there  is no doubt but what there was a  hot time: the air, was' red with  color from the ^bursting"' fire  crackers, and the noise from exploding bombs and other Chinese explosives, gave rise to the  opinion that Dewey, was doing it,  UNCLE  SAM  WILL  DRIVE AGUIN-  ALDO  INTO  THE  SEA.  Special to The Pro-.peetor.  'Manilia, Feb.   6th.���The  long  expected  rupture   between   the  Americans and Filipinos has como'  at last.    The clash came on Sunday   evening,   Feb.    4th,   when  three daring Filipinos undertook  to  break   through  a picket line  at a  point  where   a   Nebraska  regiment was doing picket  duty  at  Santa  Mesa.    The Filipinos  retired    when   challenged,    but  they   repeated , the   experiment  later  in   the    evening   without  drawing  the sentries fire.    But  the third time Corporal Greeley  challenged them  aud  receiving  no response fir,ed killing one of  them and wounding another, immediately  afterwards   the  Filipinos    line   from   Caloocan   to  Santa Mesa  commenced  a   fiisi-  lade  which was ^ineffectual, outpost   from  Nebraska. , Montana  and North Dakota regiments returned a vigorous lire,.and  held  their   ground    until   reinforcements, arrived.,  At one o'clock  the Filipinos again opened a hot  fire,   the   Americans   responded  with a terrific fire but owing  to  the darkness were unable (to" determine  its effect,   the  ment lasted over one hour.  THE   FLEET  OPENS  FIIIE.  , Make Armor Useless.  Salt Lake Tribune: Reoent  experiments off Sandy Hook indicate that the explosive which  are about to become a part of  the enginery of war are so terrible that no ship can carry armor enough to withstand them.  If this proves to be true, then  the time will have come which  Farragut predicted. He was,  when in Liverpool or Portsmouth, sent out to his ship in a  boat manned by young English  navy officer*.' The boat passed  a row of ironclads that were  swinging on their chains in the  harbor? Pointing to them the  old fighter said:'1 Young gentlemen, those ships will be fit only  for old iron in a few years. Projectiles will finally make armor  useless on ships." It will be as  it was when gunpowder was invented, and it became useless  for men to wear coaus of mail.  Reciprocity.  Washington. ���The     sub-committee   work   of   the   Canadian  high joint commision was divid  ed between the Alaska boundary  question    and    the    reciprocity  clause of the treaty.     The  reciprocity session was the longer  one of the two and was  the first  at  which   Mr.   Payne,   the   new  American  member of  the  commission, was able to appear.     11  i.s  thought  that,  the   two   sides  will roach the bedrock possibilities  of an  agreement   within  a  few days.    Tho boundary  question presents fewer angles and a,  .settlement  satisfactory  to   both  is very  likely.  sides is regarded  The cruiser Charleston, ��� and  gunboat Concord which were  stationed off Malabona opened  fire on the Filipinos position sat  ^aloQcaiLHwhicbt^was very effective .and continuous. t, At->2:45  there was another fusilade along  the Filipinos line, aiid the' monitor Monadnock opened fire on  the enemy <' from off Malate.  With daylight on Sunday ^morning the American line advanced,  the firing continued at intervals  until uodn, The 'Americans captured several villages jand completed routed the enemy.  . Manilia. Feb. 7.���The scene  presented in the environs of the  city 'of Minilia as the sun went  clown on Sunday evening was  one of terrible desolation, the  fighting-' commenced at S:'A0  o'clock on Saturday evening and  continued all day Sunday iu the  most determined manner, the  Filipinos were utterly routed  with terrible slaughter, from the  best information obtainable their  Josses are estimated at,-4,000.  The casualties were not confined  to the Filipinos as numbers of  our killed and wounded shows,  in fact our troops lost more than  was first reported as upwards of  fifty having been killed and two  hundred wounded, the number  of troops engaged on the American side was 18,000. the insurgent forces numbered over 20,-  000.  Manilia. Feb. 7.���The terrible  loss of the insurgents -may be  gathered from the fact tha'; one  hundred and sixty of them were  buried in one small rice field on  Monday, near Pasas, and eighty  seven were interred between  Peco and Santa Anna.  New York, special cable Irom  Manilia says: "American loss  i.s 200 wounded and 20 killed.  Kansas. Da kola, California,  Washington, Tcnessee, Nebraska  and Montana regiments distinguished themselves  by   brilliant  infantry and 'a private of the  company were killed and six  other members of the regiment  were wounded near Calcooan  while reconnoitering, the party  were in a jungle when attacked  by the euemy, two companies of  the Kansas regiment were sent  to tho relief of' their comrades  and drove the Filipinos into  Caloocan penetrating the very  heart of the town, meanwhile  the gunboats shelled the suburbs.  General Otis finally recalled tho  troops, but owing to the excitement' the order was misunderstood and the troops failed to  take advantage of it, the outskirts of the town were burned.  Washington, Feb. 8tn.���The  forecast of the Administration  program in the Philippines was.  verified today at a cabinet meeting when it- was decided that  war should be promptly, pushed,  even if Aguinaldo and his men  were driven into the sea/1   ' '  London, England,' Feb.' 8t,h. - -,  The    afternoon     papers     hero  agree the Filipinos have made a  fatal error and say that they are  convinced   that   the   Americans   -  Or ��� ���  will not allow any trouble to in-&  iiuence tlieir policy in the-Phil-'  ippines. '  Washington.-���The treaty was  ratified    with    three    votes    to  spare. �� '< . r ?  The Last Stronghold.  Oindurmau.���Colonel Kitchen-'  er, brother of the Sirdar, with a ,  strong force" of 800' Egyptians is  besieging   El, Obeid, r tho " last ,'  stronghold of the  Dervishes  in  the Soudan.   ' Khalifa,  who fled  '  to the south after' his defeat, by  ���  thc Sirdar, is now reported to beat Sherklela. eighty miles south,  of El. Obeid, trying to'.collect an"  army,  among ' his ,faithful/'heg"^',-.  gars to march to the relief of the-  besieged   town.      Tlio" Sirdar's,  plansare for an  immediate re-'"  conquest   of the  Kordofun ��and  Darfur regions that are  still "in  the hands of the Dervishes,  Tmnsvaal's Deep Game.  London.���The government of  the Transvaal, says the PretoiTii  correspondent of the Times has  expended nearly t'NOO.OOO since-  1804 in trying to influence the  European press and the European officials to prevent the  leasing of Delagoa Bay to' Great-  Britain.  i        '  .���^i ui ,  For Parts'Unknown.  Count Esterhazey, having been  informed that his testimony before the Court of Cassation was  concluded and that the  proceed--  ings against, him   would   be resumed in 24 hours, took the first  train and left for parts unknown.  this  Biir  and  North Star  and   Arrow   Lake   Rail  way Company.  Victoria.���The report on  Bill was adopted, and the  was read a third time"  passed.      ,,  N. S. Legislature.  Halifax.- -The Nova Scotia,  legislature has opened. In a  speech from the throne Lieutenant-Governor Daly stated that  the provincial finances were in  sound condition and that tlie  mining industry of Nova Scotia  was enjoying a period of unparalleled prosperity. More coal  and gold i.s being produced than  ever before.  Struck by a Freight.  Pittsburg.-A two horse wagon  loaded with fnrni.ure, and "on  which six persons, live men and  ii young woman, were riding,  was struck today by a fast Balti-  th(  fighting, the battle was  a   vcrit-l-nore & Ohio freight train at  able .slaughter, as the insurgents j crossing at Rivorton Station, just  were mowed down in   a   terrible i above McKoosport.      Four  men  manner. were killed and another man and  Manilia, Fob. Hth.  - Lieutenant ;young woman were no badlv  in-  Alford, Company 1. 20th Kaunas I jured that they will probably die.  L.      ��  S  3  i  i  'f-*  ��� <r, TIN: PR< SPECTOR, J'OKT STEELE,  B  G, FEBRUARY 11,  ISUO.  Certificate of Improvements.  I  NOTICE.  NOTICE.  Cariboo Marsli Mineral CUiiri situate in tl"J  fort Steele Minim; IJiwsion of Kast Kuoteuuy  District  Where locau-il: About one mile from Hi��  49reek rumiiim Into Upper Moyie 'Lake and  about four mile-, north we-t of said lake  Take notice that I. J A. Harvey aiic-iit for  tUc Alberta and Kootenay Development Company Limited LiHbility, I-'rca1'Miner s C'ei titivate No ��� 70S-1 .* ' and Krederu-k J. ll.i/.en. Frie  Miners Certiflcau-NTo. ��� 1W!>2 a" fnund sixty  , days" from thc da it* hereof to apply to the Min-  to-j Hecor'der for a O-itlflfute ol Improvements  lor the purpose of obtiiinum a Cro-uu Graut of  tbe above claim. '  And further take notice that action unaer  teetion ;i7. mu-t be commenced before the issn-  Mice ol such Certiuc-.ite of Improvements.  40-5 J. A. HAKVKY.  Dated this 19th day of November. A.D., It-Si*  NOTICE.  Stem-Ainclcr Mineial Claim situate in the  Tort Steele Min'nn Division of Ka.st Kootenay  -JJintnct. ,  Where located.���Situate on Huckleberry  Mountain on the south bank of .Mark Creek  Take notitt* that I. Neil Mcl-eod Curran,  Kree Miner"-.Certiticate No. I.'i,7i'j a Attorney  lor William MaeKenzie. Free Miner s Ct rtitl  ���ote No 4S.'>] A. and D. l>. Mann. Free Miner's  Certificate No (> ��.">�� a, intend sixty (iajs from  >}ie date hereof to apply to the Minim; Kecordei  Jora Ccrtmcato of Improvement*, for the purpose of ulnatnlrip a Crown Grunt of the above  claim. , I  And furthi r take notice that, action, under j  Section 'jT must be commenced oof oie the is-.ii- ,  ftnee of such Certificate of Improvement.        ,    ,  Dated mi- twenty-eiuh'th day of Novem- ]  fcer, is3c.  4��-fl.       NEIL McLFOD CUHRANT, Attorney  j  __________���^������_-���_^���������. i  Liquor  License. ' I   i j  NOTICE.   ' |  Notice i.s hereby given that 30 days after i  4��te 1 shall apply to the Gold Commissioner j  .for a transfer of'liquor license from tbe Coal j  IN THK C1UNTV COURT OK I-COOTKNAY  HOLDKN AT FOItT STKKLK.  Notice is hereby ��ivi*n that on il e iiitli day  of September. 1898, it ��as ordered by Mr. Justice Korin, County Court Judce. that James K  Armstrong. Oltlcial Administrator of the  County of Kootenay. be Administrator of ail  and sinirular the (,'oods. chattels and credit of  John Kartleitof Spokane in the Suite of Washington deceased, intestate.  Kvcrv person indebted to the said deceased,  is reipiired to make payment forthwith to the  undersigned.  Every person ha\iuK in possession effeets  brloncirik to the deceased is require d forthwith  to notify the undersigned  Every creditor or other person having any  claim upon or interest in the distribution of the  personal estate of the said deceased, is required  within thirty days of this date, to send by registered letter addrtssed to the undersigned, his  name anil address, and the full particulars of  his claim or inteiest. and a statement of his  account, and the nature of the security (if any  held by him ) After the txpiration of tho said j  thirty days, the Administrator will proceed  with the distribution of the estate, liavum' re-  I canl to tiiose claims only of which he shall  I bate had notice.  i        Dated si Ki-tt Steele this 7th daj   of October. lt-Jf. ,  J. K. AUMSTKONU.  4J- ODIeial Administrator.  MINERAL   ACT   1896  (VOIIM   jr.)  CEKT1I-ICATK   Ol  JMi-KOVKMKNTS.  I'I  BOWLING ALLEY  NOTICE.  IH.UCJII-'I',   HKLC'JIISH   and   OLD    HALHY  MINEHAL CLAIMS.  ���situated in the Fort Steele Mimnfj Division  of the Last Kootenay District  Where located: ���  Hluchci-:���Near Mark Crock aud aoulli of  the Sbylock and Hamlet mineral claims.  lielcher:���Near Mark Creek and adjoining  the Shjlock mineral claim on the north.  Old n.iIdy:-On Mark Crrck, Kast Kootenay  and lyiiur between the lllucher and Stonewall  Jackson mineral claims.  Take notice that 1, William IJodenck Ross,  acliuf,' as at-eni for the IIastin���'s IlntlshCohim-  bla Exploration Syndicate, Limited, Free  Miner's Certincate No. 'I'i5i/7 a, intend, sixty  dajs from the date hereof, to Apply to the Min-  irifr Kecord.-r for a Certificate of Improvements  for the purpose of obtaining a Ciovru Giant for  each of the above claims.  And fuithcr take notice that action under  Seetiiu ;I7, must be eoiitmcni-i-d before thc Issuance of such CertllL-ato ot lm|rio\(-inc'nis  Dated this tw-cntj-imitli day of  December,  lSi's.  1-9 W.M   II. KdSS-F.'M  C. No. IMI7.1 A.  .Riverside Avenue,  ALUKKT LKK.  Fori Steele,  PUOl'RIKTOU.  n. c  Cigars "and~ T6��acco  Edisons' Phonograph  For private partys and home amusement, the Phonograph is. just tlie thinte.  Why not j^ivc it a trialV Terms reasonable, leave orders at tho Howling Alley  Shaving '���& Hair Dressing Parlor  Next to Oriental Hotel  FORT   STEELE, B. C.  All kinds of hair work  a specialty.  Professional.  A.J. GREZ,  Proprietor.  Why-Not Invest In  KIMBERLEY  Thc Lcaclvillc of East Kootenai]  B. p. COOK.  Livery,  Feed^and   Sale   Stable.  '> i  Port Steele, li. C.  TKAMINO OK ALL KINDS SOLIC1TICD.  Four S'iuklk DKVjsixii'MKiar Stmiu'ATBI/m>  133 Leudciihall Street. London, England.  N. A. WALLINGER,  FORT STEELE.  POST OFF1CK HOX 8.  ��reck Hotel, Tote Koarl; Fernie, to the Koy-.il  Howl corner of, Victoria Avenue 'and Cox  Street', Fernie. From Alex Stewart tcF. B  Btnith. ,     r   ���  FRANK B". SMITH.  Dated this Nov. 1th. , -lft-50  NOTICE.  IN Till; CPCN'L'Y'COL'KT OV KOOTKSW  1IOLHKN" A'L' FOKT STKKLK.  Notice is hereby (,'iven that on the Sth day  of Deennbcr IKIs, it Mas ouleieil by Mr.  uce Form, County Couji Juiljw. tli.it J.uncs l-\  Armstrontr.Oilleial AiIiiiinistniKir of the County  of Kootenay be Administrator of a)]<au<i singular the goods, chattels iiml eredit of Formimte  Conu.i deceased, intestate.  Kvc-rj person indebted to the said dec-eased  fs leijuir.-d to make p.ijmeut forthwith to the  undersigned. '  -   Every person  havin;.' in possession uffects '  belousmtr to the deceased is required forilrnith  to notify the undersigned  Kiory creditor or other person having any  NO/TICE  Notice is herebv kI\<.h il.at an application j  will be made to the 1'ailiiiment of ('anai'a. at'  the m-xi session their..f, for an net to iucor-'  point.- a company in eoustitut ni.ilnuiln and'  operate a line oi hues of teli >-r..ph hi tho Uis- j  trietsofYale tad r.ast anil West Kootniav. in  the Drovlucc .if l.ill-s'i i nluivbla, and to make  Jus- connection hii'i (Ik Im- ei lines of any Tele-  Kr.iph Cn>��l'-".v m tie 1'niu-d Man ���* of Anier-  ica. or with any  t^b sr.'.p'i  pan>   -Ahii-h  is no.x i,  puweied tucatr\ ,iu b-is..i  (jm slum oi m , ,\ -m-I , ii  nice of Uritis'i ( n) 'i jli .�� -.  k-.is^. iii,, Ci.ji.p i,\'-. ,i  t'omp.iii\ oi i... ..-iLil'V-u. ,,  the ('nmp.un witf. ., ,. ,,  p.my oi c.i-i'pi'... ^ i I L  such et^r.iiads t,i.- i., .1  for the li i,-iMius>:i .:,i-,. -  and disirilnui. ..   !   ,'. > , -  .!,  ���    NOTICE.  The   British   Columbia Southern Rail-way  Company will apply to the Parliament of Can-  ��da at its next Session for an Act, authorizing  the Company to proceed to cons-truce  its eastern section as described  In tbe Act 60-ei Victoria,   Chapter   36,   untilrttfe first   of January,   19CM.    and   to   authorize   '.he   Company  to    construct    or    acquire    and     to     oper  ate a railway betweeD a point on its line of  railway in the neighborhood of Fort Steele and  a point at or near Golden on the Canadian Pacific Railway, by a   route   having   the  same  .general direction as the valleys of the Colurij-  (na and - Kootenay   Rivers,   and   al.so   branch  ���Hnes therefi om not exceeding in any one case  '���birty miles in length. '  By order of the Board,  H. CAMPHELL OSWALD, Secretary.  Montreal, 30th November, IM*. 51-Z!  C  j     . D..j,id at \ ;  ' ber. lsSss    '  claim apon or interest m theilistvibutioii.of.the  personal estate of the said deceased, i*. required i otherA sm-lr    ,, ���ui.j  ���a unin thirty days of this d-ile, lo sena by re��t- j deemed   uui 'ssai i  istered letter addressed to the undersigned, hi-s I jxisi-s or tli  l.name and address, and the full particulars of j aforesaid  his claim or interest, and a sta.ement of his account, and the nature of the security (if any-  held by him.)   After the expiration of the said,  -thirty days, the Administrator   will  proceed  with the distribution or the estate, havicf; regard to  those claims only of which  he shall  have had notice.  Dated at Fort Steele this Sth day of December, 1S9S.  J. F   ARMSTRONG.  42- Official Adciinistralor.  53-  1A mik's from tlie famous  Noktu S'I'au mine. l| miles  from the Sullivan mine.  t. l.-plUMlO   ClIUl- , '  i. ���!��� .-ft  i- limy be ��� m- ' "  i --s Ii> tin distrli-ls in  ii  .-(: -ii  .,r  the   l'rn\-  n .'. porter id si II or  0 ���<> s  io any such  ,,    '.,  iiinlrrtlinllit,'  , i' , .'.llu i such ami-  ,i ��� ii,to ativ and all  .il-   ur i.rr.mjti.inciil.s  im.   i ivy of messages  - :  en it^i'   vrith nnj-  |)���i.it-s .is may be  p. >!" nt  for  the pur-  u    -.'icorporated as  ���     , for surrounded by tbe LARGEST SIL-  c. the iird  Decern-j VER-LKAO MINES IN THE WORLD  I it must iiocessm-ily   become   a,   large  {city  .   "    ���  Xoiirly   i0\>  minci-itl   (���liiiins  surround  ICLMKEltLMY" and,depend on it  for bupplies    ��  6 ^ ,  I   The terminus of'the North Star  'Railway Branch  D. L. BETTCHEN  Xhe  Jeweller  *  WAIXmilS KKI'AIKKD and SATISFACTION  CUAKANTKKD.  FOU'l' Steiol-e.  B.  C.  THOMAS    McVITTIB  R.lw.S.  & C.E.  Fort Steele B.C.  II. L. VUMMIA'S.  I'.L.S.  it (J. E,  A'Li .  Fort Steelo B.C.  W. K. KOSS.  If. W. DlltCHUKK.  KLMRKKLEY is not a lxiom town,  .M.Hfliy, tv  WUFF,  Soli :u.rs im- the Applicants'.  NOTICE.  TEACHER WANTED.  ' Assistant Teacher wanted for trie  Fort Steele Public School���must have  a Provincial Certificate.    Apply to  ,_.,      R. L. T. Galhraith , '  '" - Secretary  Notice is hereby kivoji. that thirty day*,  after date I shall ap|il\ io ihe Gold Commissioner for a license to n-t.til liquor ou the  premises known as the Uoyal Hotel, situated  at Kimberley, a. C. (l  C. E. FINCH.     -  Dated this 7th day of January,-1899.       2-6  O  NOTK :.  Notice is horebj Kivet "at application will  ke made to the "r.eKlslatu r. A.ssimblyof the  ,'Provinco of Drltish Columbia aClts next Session tor an Act to amend the Kootenay and  Worth West Railway Coinpuny'H Act 18H8 by  confirming and consolidating in the Kootenay  and North Wcfit Huilwny Company all tho fran-  ���hiseR.'fights and powers Rrantcd by the East  Kootenay Railway Act, 1WJ7, to tho Kast  Kootenay Hallway Company and granted,by  Mio South East Ktotenay Kalbvay Act  MM to the South East Kootepuy Railway Com-  fany and,purchased or otherwise, ac-iulrtd by  Iho said 'Kootenay and North West Railway  ���ompnny and to extend thc time or times  Knitted in the said Acts or any of them for the  commencement and completion of the works or  ��ny part thereof authorized by the said Acts or  ��ny of them and extending the lime, of Bivlnir  ��ny security''or the daiiiK of any nets for a  period of three yearH and for extended powers  and for all such other powers as may bo neces-  ittry to fully and completely carry on and operate the works aforesaid or any of them.  Dated this Kth daj of December, 1888.  McPHILLU'S & WILLIAMS.  Solicitors for the Applicants.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby Kiven that application will  be made to the Legislative Assembly of the  .Province of   Uritlsh   Columbia,   at  thc   next  ' Session thereof, by the North Star and Arrow  Lane Hallway Company for an Act amendlnt-  Section 40 of the "North Star and Arrow Lake  Railway Act 1898" by extentlinij for one year  thc tune within which the'sum of Ten thousand  dollars In the said Section mentioned shall be  expended; and further to amend the Act by  ��ddiii(,' as a third Section to thc schedule thereof, the words "a railway from a point at or neai  Fort Steele on ihe line of i.iilway mentioned in  the lirst section of this schedule by the mo't  feasible loute to a point at or near Golden."  Dated at Victoria. 1).   C.  this 'JSth day of  November, A   D.. 1M-8.  o FELL &. GREGORY.  Solicitors for the North Star and Arrow  Lake Railway Company, thc Applicants. 50-:i  T"KOTlCE.  Notice is hereby given that the partnership  heretofore '.subsisting between us the undersigned as mail contractors, has this day been  dissolved by mutual consent.  (| , All debts owing to the said partnership are  to be paid to W. D. Kcrfoot' at Golden In the  Province of British Columbia and,all claims  against the said partnership are to,be presented to the said W. D. Kerroot by whom'the same  will be settled!'  Dated at Calgary, in tho District of Alberta  thlH 28th day of November, A. D., 1896.-  Signed   W. D. KERFOOT.  50-5J   " L. C. FULMER.  For a safe and profitable- investment buy lots in Kimberley  JONES <& BARR  Fort Steele, B.C.  General Blacksmith,  HORSE SHOEING,  AND JOBBING.  Mining   Work    a   Specialty.  ROSS & HERCHMER.  Barristers     -      - ,   Solicitors  ''     NOTARIES PUBLIC  CONVEYANCERS. . .  ���>   " ,  Fort Steele,  B.   0 -  BOX 835  F.ORT STEELE  CHAS. ESTMERE  Sole floent.  NOTICE.  We are prepared to winter horsss three  miles below Elko, at Sheep Mountain. Good  water and pasture, 600 acres .under fence.  Terms reasonable.  WALDO & INGHAM.  FOR SALE.-     '  <-  An Amalgamator for working- free  milling quartz. Saves over 90 per cent  of gold. Weight with power 28.000 lbs.  in Made facetious for Packing to mountain ohiiuib. , Can be seen near the St  Eugene Mission.  For Particulars apply to  J. A. HARVEY, Fort Steele. B.C.  T: C. ARMSTRONG  -Fort Steklk, B. C.  Manulaciucer of ������       r  c .  Tinware, Galvanized Iron, Sheet.  ���  Iron, ''Stove  Pipes  and  ' '"  ��   ��� Copperware &  BUILDINGS HEATED and VENTILATED  ' i  Plumbing, Pipe  fitting and  all  , kinds of sanitary -work  ftlr Tight-Hot Bias; Stoves  PORT STEELE and CRANBROOK  IRASSICK   &   BEMPSEY.  CONTRACTORS  AND  BUILDERS. ,    ,  'Port   Steele   B.C  T.    BOB  LANDS and MINES  NOTARY PUBLIC  CONVEYANCER  Fort Steele,  B. C.  TAILOR  COHN  Hydraulic  and   Air  Mines  Pipes   for  SPECIAL  ATTENTION  PAID   TO  JOB  WORK.  ���DAILY STAGE "AN!)* MAIL  ' AND IMPORTER OP  FINE WOOLLENS  Rocky Mountain Avenue  Fort Steele, B. G.   -  ^ ( , -  Geo. S. JlcCimcr. (> J. A. Harrey.  HARVEY & McCARTER  Barristers',   Solicitors," Notaries Public,  Conveyancers etc. .  ,     FORT  STEELE, B.C..  REVELSTOKE STATION and GOLDEN  COLLECTIONS      PROMPTLY     MADE,,.  T"  E. J.��WALSH, C E.  ���    '  M. CAN. SOC. C. E.     ,     ���������  Formerly on engineering &taff of Department. Railways and Canals, Canada, and.late-  Director of tlie Public Works Department of,  the Leewnrd Islands.  Surveys, Tlans, Estimates and-  Reports for Storage Reservoirs,   Filter  Bed's,   Water Works,   Sanitation,  Sewerage and Lund DrainugeyIrrigation,  public Roads and Bridges, Rail-'  ways, Tramways &c. '  Ottawa, Ontario and   '  Fort Steele, B. (V  Telegraphic address:���  WALSH, OTTAWA?  ; Stage will leave  every day at 3 p. m.  .Fort] Steele  u   Stage   will   leave'' Cranbrook  every morning at 9 o'clock.  FARE BOUND TRIP  SINGLE PARE  l$1.50 .  $1.00"  THE      1 HAMWAV  NOTICE,  co ��ran y  AC   I     IS").")  l.V( OHI'OKATIO.N  Notice is herenj irivuri that application will  be made at the next v-Mon of thfc Loi'islniivp  Assembly for iho Province of ISriush Columbia  lor an Act. Aulhori/inir the Incorporation of a  Company to construct unci operate a line ..'  railway, commencing a: somc> po.ni on the  British  Columbia Southern   Railway, fknown  New York and East Kootenay  YEARLY CLUBBING RATES  -^��� THE    NEW     YORK   s WORLD  IF YOU WANT A GOOD MEAL  Go to.ihe  MONTE   CARLO  RESTAURANT  ^On Riverside Avenue  '  William Robinson, Proprietor'  meals  at all hours.  G: ARNOLD  Makes regular trips from Fort  Steele Junction to Fort Steele.  FREIGHT OR EXPRESS  J.' J.' Lamont  Contractor and Builder  Fort Steele, B. C.  KaunmanHouse  MOYIE CITY, EAST KOOTENAY. B.C.  , '-'FORT STEELE" "  Assay       Office  (Established 18*3) j.  WALLINGER  &   NELSON,'  MATORS.    >  AMALOA-  Samples-may be left at Assay office atr  with E. A. Elton & Co.    . , ���  Delivered on day  Leave orders with  '  ,  y m. a.  of arrival.  BEALE.  The  THKICE  I5cst  A-WEEK EDITION  Lo\��est   Price  Paper   at   thc  156 Papers.  A    YEAR   FOR -ONE   DOLLAR  A DAILY AT THE l'KICE  AS GOOD AS  OF A WEEKLY.  Durintr thc Spanish-American war  'I'm: Thhke-a-Week World proved  its jrreat viilue by tlio proiu])tne&s.  thorou^lincjs.s and accuracy of, ils report-, from all thc neencs of important  evr-nl.-. It \v;t- as ireful at, a daily to  the reader, and it will be of equal value  as the Crow's _s"c.-si Pass l{.iil-*ay bciw.-en   Elk j in rc-jxirtinf,'- tlie ^ruat and complicated  RHer and tlie town of W.irclnf-r ihi-nctiorihcr-i fjuf-tion-s   which  arc   now    before    the  ly. between the b.ise of the  Rooky  Mcjiini.ii.n-. j American people.  unci the Konttna;. K'.vcr to Canal  I I.i:.'thc no., I     It print- the newo  of  all   the   world.  uloni,' the west sick- of ihe Columbia Lakes u> | havinir -penal correspondence from all  Toby creek   thence w.'-tc rly alont; Tub', .iml j important news' pointl on the jflobe.    Il  ��� Gri/ilv Creek-to tln> Kioi of Upper K<��,u nuv I ha-J   tji'il ] iant   illustration-,   stories   by  Lake, thence alon^  ft-   I-jnlcao   Klvcr ai.il | ^n-at   author-,   a   capital humor jiaj^e.  Trout Lake to the Upp.-r Arrow L.ikes cor   j comDletc markets, depai'tmc-iitH for the  PHOTOGRAPHS  A.  K. FRANCIS.  Photographic Artist.  hh the m  EXCHANGE �� SAFE DEPOSIT CO.  Transact* a general collecting and exchange bus'incss.  The above Hotel has" been recently erected, and neatly furnished throughout.  o  Cosy and Comfortable Rooms - ��  The   Bar  supplied   with   the   BEST  brands of Liquors and Cigars.  HEADQUARTERS   FOR   MINING   MEN.  J. GRICE, D. D. S.  Graduate Philadelphia Dental College^  DENTIST  Riverside   Avenue,  FORT STEELE, B. "C.  GEORGE GEARY.  Moyie Hotel  Mouie Gltu, B. G,    '  Liveru, Feed & Sale Stable.  ni-etinf,' at some point bct-.w-en in vcl-tokc .iisd  Arrow Lake '.uth the Ke\ri-U)k. .nul .\nn*  Lai... Mi.iuc.ti ii.iilu.Li. .nul in .irldii on tbr-i-.-L.)  lo construct <iTul op-1 .1. .1 ltrant-n U.tiJ^.tv  ninnliii.'from some point lie iwcn W'M Hors.  slid L( wis Cn-i ks tu tin' .Vortli -jl.ir -Mine , wil'i i  power t.i op.-r.ite ilie said K.nlu.iys i lllu-r I)'. |  i.-ieans of S|. am or i:ic-c tile al powc t .ils.. uit'ii  power io c onstrikt .Hid cipcr,iic-.i tcleer ijih or  telcplioii" line In c nun. c lion with sue h l,'.nlu.i\  and with -ill ollic-i usii.il poweis n^'ht . .tnd  prlvllerc s-.  II.Uc d ,it Toil Su c I.     Sll/llsl  l.llll-'H  IIAK'\ i'.V .-.   .McCAl! I'KI."  SC.lIf ll.ll S  |0|   AppllC .II.IS :i,~  house-hold and women'h work and other  n|i��*cia] departments of unusual intvrest.  \'\<: offer this1 nnefjiiallcd   nf'tv.-piiper  and   Tin;   I'Iiosi-kctoic  toffether   one  |y< .ir for y.'.fju.  Tin- n-'j-iilai'-iilHcri|��Iion price of t,he  rv o pap'-i - is il.'A).  Studio, Government Avenue, north  the Presbyterian Church.  Outside Views a Specialty.  of  DRAFTS, CHECKS, TIME CHECKS AND  ACCOUNTS CASHED.  MININGp|ffi��gc  THIRTY-NINTH YEAR.  NOTICE.  N'otlce is he re 1.-/  1 dc- I ,nt. nd t./ .ippl-  r for ii In . n(..   lo   -.i  c I  III    11   111'    I...(i|.  l(r  ^l-.'-ii i li.il "III d.ijs .1(1' i  , to tli.*' '.old t ononis. Ium-  JJ   lotovi. itlnr   Imjiioi   bv  tc-1 situ c|.   .11    \\ ll-CMU ill.  WOTIC��. I  Mr Tlion.iis   ICdc-  li'is  b. en  appoint, d   oni  .ilieid   to  eolleel Till: I'Hiisl'l.c  1   .It - .ice. omit  and his tec-eipi will b' .i ��.ulll<'i( ill iliseli.ni'f  'in Ihe Loup ot ih' Ciowt N.-.( l',m. liinlw.iv  In Ih.- Ileti-li-t of I..ist Knot' n.i.v 'soiillielli  Uhisioii  D.itc d this j.th I), c, ���,i��� r, I--H  I-"' .     .IOJIN JiUX.iOnu.  24 Pages  :  Weekly  :  Illustrated.  INDISPENSABLE  TO MINING MEN.  $3 PER YEAR, POSTPAID.  M'.VIl  I'Olt MAMI'l.K COE'V.  MINING-Scientific PRESS  3J0 MARKXT SI., Si\�� FRANCISCO, CAL.  Drafts issued payable in Canada  the United States.  and  READ.  THE PROSPECTOR.  PALMER'S BAR HOTEL  PALMKIt'S I��AU, 13. O,  ARCHIE MeLEOD,    -   -   PROPRIETOR  Traveller* will find this hotel tho  mo.-t comfortable on tln.''roiiti' to I'crry  Creel: and (Irouse jMoiintain.  I  i  KVKliYTKIXC   KIK'.S'r   CLAWS.  Fort Steele B.C  SADDLE & PACK IIORSES.  1KAAUNC OF ALL KINDS A SPECIALTY  Fii'Bt. clusn aeeommodatioii for travel^  lin{>- public.     A well flocked bar.  Cood stabling.  C. CAMPBELL, PROPRIETOR.  Teams leave Fort Steele Tuesdays Fridays and Saturdays at  7 a.m. for Elliott's Landiug? connecting with boats for Moyie  City. -  Boats ean be had any day at Elliott's*.  MRS. DIMMICK'S  LODGING   HOUSE  And home for the sick, or i'or  ladies during1 confinement.  Jfw/h   \\rtilt. Af.  I)..  Medical Attendant  I1,or terms address  Mrs. Dimmick, Fort Steele.  C. E. ADAMS  PIONEER  BARBER SHOP  Everything Strictly First Class.  Next door to the Prospector.  WOOD    YARD  Corner' of Galbraith Avenue and  Lou-  lie Street.  Leon   Orders  tcith  the  Aran.  Water Military  GRANT. BEL ANGER,. Proprietor THE PROSPECTOR, FORI STEELE, B. C, FEBRUARY II, ISM.  -?�����   *|��   *����   *>i  I  At  mc   7i*  g^^^^^^MJHJMg.  IT    PAYS    TO  E   AT  \  GILPINS'    STORES  r { i -rr-~  i t  Steele   and   Cranbrook  Prices the Same at Either Place  5  MOST COMPLETE, STOCK IN EAST KOOTENAY������ EMBRACING FULL LINES OF  Shelf and Heavy Hardware Groceries, Clothing  Machinery, Mill Supplies  Paints; Wallpaper, Glass  and Furniture  Dry Goods,,Hats  Footwear. Ladies and  Gents Furnishings  Prices all rierht.      No  one  undersells  us  Estimates made on large Quantities o? Mining Supplies  o  &h��%fK&#pt!S$v  SATURDAY.' l<\KBTtriAKy..l1- !����!���-  ,       Free Trade For Canada.    v '/  -'  Mr.'S. J.   Ritkshie, , of'Akron,  '.Ohio, who is one of the principal  ��� stockholders in the..Central On  ' " lario railway, which'runs' from  Picton to Coe Hill.^is the author  of a letter to   the Washington  Post,   in   which   he   advocates  ' free trade with Canada, arguing  that Canada's trade has always  been large and-an important factor iu American  business.     But  his   leading   contention is that  the United States by a free trade  policy, would win, the   more  active sympathy of England in the  time of war'.    In this connection  he says:  "We have just had a%var with  ' Spain, a war in which we have  wrested from her nearly all her  colonial and island- possessions  and ten millions of her subjects.  In this war wc did not have a  friend in any European. power  save England. ��� The announcement of her hostility would have  united every European power  . against us and insured our defeat, and great, indeed, would  have been our humiliation.  "The present Premier of Canada refused the secret agents of  Spain an asylum  of retreat   in  Canada   and   formally   notified  them that their presence was not  required in that country.    What  more could be asked or expected  irom him as an act of friendship  to us.    More, however, was given to us.    Coal was treated by  England as a contraband of war.  The Nova Scotia coal mines were  closed to Spanish warships.     It  did not matter that they   were  also closed to our warships.     It  was no injury or inconvenience  to us.     It was much injury and  inconvenience to Spain.     In re-  .��� turn for this  act of friendship  we now close our doors  to free  admission^ of the very same coal  which Canada refused to sell our  enemies.. /  The moral support of Great  Britain, the feeling in Europe  that her great,navy would, if  necessary.support our own navy,  the making of coal contraband of  war, the union of efforts of  the  Anglo-Saxon- race, were as ini-  port<tiiiroiemehts~in~~tiie 'success."  of our war of one hundred anfl  fourteen days with Spain as were  the  fleets 'of Dewey,   Sampson'  and Schley- ��� and the - armies   of  Merritt,     Miles    and ' Shafter,  With the advocates of our own  Congress of expansion and  imperialism these facts should be a  weighty   consideration.     Every  one of-these expansionists well,  knows that not one of the Philippine   Islands   could  be ours   if  England    had . said   'no,'   that  Porto Rico could not have  been  ours if England had ��� said   'no',  that Cuba could   not have been  governed by us if England  had  said 'no'.     Whether the acquisition of these islands is good for  us is not  in  point.      The  only  question in point here is or  was  our success or failure in a war  with Spain.    Heiv, then, are the  conditions upon which, the  rep-'  resentatives of England, Canada  and  the United States  meet in  council to amicably settle matters-  of dispute and friction between  Canada and  the United   States  and to better the trade relations  and increase the trade  between  the two countries.    We go iuto  this convention the beneficiaries  of enormous  trade balances   in  our favor with both countries���  balances that have extended over  many years;   balances that are  yearly largely increasing., We go  into this convention fresh from  a great military and naval achievement, to the success of which  the moral support of Great Britain greatly contributed and made  certain.    These are the conditions under which we sit down  with the representative's of England   and   Canada   to   frame   a  treaty with, or rather for,  Canada, y .   y ..-���;,.     ,,: ?  '���In,the presence of such1 conditions, what a humiliating spectacle it is for us to see, or rather  to read, of the cheese-paring, and  jack-knife trading policy insisted upon and presisted in on the  part of the representatives of  the United States, taking every  opportunity to  something  andn every,,;opportunity to concede nothing. Such narrow'exacting on our garfc^sayors sti'ong-  "lyToTTfn'gTalTtude,! and��� will.-"do  little to cement together the Anglo-Saxon unity proposed by  England and ^professedly, fondly  accepted by us.' * v '  Proceeding Mi'. Ritchie says it  would be a fitting ' opportunity  to acknowledge England's good  will by granting her freer trade  relations to one of her colonies.  His letter concludes as follows:  "Tt will not hurt us to let the  five or six millions of Canadians  catch up���with us and start, off  even together* No American  industry will "suffer by it. The  dispensing of the revenue on  such portion of this four hundred millions of imports as may  be dutiable, extended over the  number of years in which these  import* are made, will not be  felt by,us. Let us acknowledge  this trade balance under the  present conditions, and for the  purpose of furthering the ends  in view/'as a debt��� a debt to be  paid in this way���and we will do  much to cement that friendship  and that union, of effort which is  so much desired by the great  majority of Englishmen, by the  great majority of Canadians, and  by the great majority of Americans. '' y_  One Can See As Far As Another.  , In a literal sense it is true that  one man can see into the earth  as far as another. But in a figurative sense it is not true. The  man who has studied the science  ol geology, intelligently and  thoroughly, knows that he can  of ten tell with absolute certainty  what can be found in many  places beneath the surface,  where the eye cannot see. He is  like the physician looking into  the body. ' He can't see into it  but he knows what is there? The  structure of the earth is pretty  well understood. Its regularity  and variations are so well known  that   geologists   are   constantly  telling what lies out of reach of  the eyes. But there is much yet  to learn. Nature has thousands  of mysteries and tangles that are  not Unraveled.     But slowly, one  by ��ne, they, are  becoming  understood.     The microscope and  the spectroscope "have come, to  the chemist's aid, and altogether  they are revealing secrets scarcely suspected a few years ago/  But they-have not yet told   us  Nature's   secrets about r'ore deposits, or'giveh us an unerring  key to,unlock his storehouse of  wealth.0    But they  are making  advances.     They have in some  places shown that'there is an intimate connection  between" the  composition of country or wall  rock and deposits of ore?    They  have   shown   that,   there  is<-far  0  more probability of finding rich  ore in. acid than in basic rocks of  a certain character. These things  are a trial which followed up may  lead to unsuspected truths.  Little by little .they are adding  facts the sum of which is of vast  value. They have pretty conclusively exploded the old ironclad theories which-ascribed- all  veins to certain causes, ahdclos-,  ed the door on all except those  The idea that veins are branches  of a great deposit that lies near  the center of the earth, aud that  therefore they increase in richness as they increase in depth is  relegated to the century gone by.  The theory that all veins were  once, open fissures is another dead  one. Heat, cold, electricity,  sublimation, infiltration and  flowing waters are all recognized . as agents that  have worked and are working in  God's great laboratory as they  work in the puny limitations  that man has created to study  his work, .lust how they worked, what the influence of each  one was in special cases, and how  surroundings modified results  from a volume that is being studied by the most brilliant intellects. Their discoveries are  leading to the end sought. ' No  one knows their imperfections,  and the missing links in the  chain, as well as he who understands them best. He knows  that they may never reach the  end sought; but he also knows  that they seo into the rocks as  far as another.  CAKLIN  & DURIOK  V*R -'jS*,*JV!J#*��^a^fc'*-��  GENERAL  Fort  Steele,  MERCHANTS!  I    / I f  Eest - ������ , ��� '  Kootenay..,  Sole Agents for then  canton steeii  COMPANY  This Steel is guaranteed to be equal to .Tessop's or Firths in alT"  Hard Rock Work.  Sol, is'Agents  Sole  Agents  crow's Nest Goal ��**��,���-  Giant Powder company,  Mining  Supplies a Specialty,  READ.  THE PROSPECTOR.  UPPER COLUMBIA NAVIGATION and TRAM-  WAV COMPANY Limited.  GOLDEN      AND     FORT      STEELE'  TIME   TABLE   TO   TAKE   EFFECT   JUNE   1ST,   1898.  GOING    SOUTH  Steamer  leaves  Golden ��� every  Tuesday  and  Friday  at 4  a.  Steamer arrivc.s-at,Windcrmoro        "  Stage- arrives at  Fort   Steele  Thursday  GOING,,  NORTH  in.  p. fn_  and   Sunday  at fi p. nu  .Stage leaves Fort Steele Monday noon and Saturday at 6 a. m.  Boat leaves Windermere Wednosday at 4 a. m. and Sunday noou  Steamer arrives at Golden Wednesday'p.   in.   and  Monday  noon.  Freight in Carload lots of "10,000 lbs" delivered at Fort Steele via.  Golden at 24-cents per pound.  ..:���'. /?     ���.....���..���������  C:   P.   K   and  boat charges must., bo paid to company's agent at'  Windermere, before delivery.  Upper Columbia Navigation & Tramway Co.  C. H. PARSON, Secretary. \  TIL" PROSPECTOR, FORT STEELE, B C\. FEBRUARY 11, 1 m^9.  THE    PROSPECTOR,  IS    PI'JlLIS'll'jn,    WEEKLY   li)  THE   J'lfO^PEC'KUt   COM J'ANY  I lonjf needed.    First  I eminent of and   for  it i.s a  gov-  the   people;  A    li.   Git ICE.  MANAGER.,  [second, it is paying strict  atten- i  tion to business; third, it  is   not!'  currying favors with   that  class j  of politicians that   imagine   they [  are   rulers   of the   universe   by  divine riirht.  ^H-- '" '"��rr��rrTOR, i-> piihli.shed  evci-v ->n'f -,lc\. nnd ho- n guaranteed  circcilnri.." laj^c^r Than any other paper  111 1 fi-=; i\o.>tonp\ It i>! all home Printed  'and CM-.im.n~ JoijlMe the news of anv  otliC   p.* p.-     it. 'he .lislrict.  i-.   an  excelled  Dt'VOtc-1 to 1  dpvr.i.iir' ��� J  the- K'tvt. K'  So.Wr i.'. -.  Crnil    f.l.'ll'  dls--'c-.   i    ���  mus- v,...  M orti-smf^ iiiedii-iu  it   I- nil-  .*> uiJbuildinK of Kurt Steele, the-  ��� >f th.-vast tniner.il rt^ource^'of  .icn.iv minim' district.  -. *i.W per vear  ��� etc s niiifi.-kncnvnoniipplienuc.il  Brewing    Co.  ir.< sn!.<-ii��c.f from nlliuri-jnfihe j in  \.])(f fullUV  'I m.itter imeiul'd fnrmihlieaiinn J     f  n-ritc>r'< sI-j'inTiire j   ' river  north  The Only Practicable Route.   ���  The   Fort   Steele   'Board    of  Trade   hit  the nail on the head I  when they -state  that the   only j  practicable    route   through   ilie  Kootenay   valley  is   north   and  .south.     All   projectors of   new  and proposed routes should take  time and see where  the  producing mines arc '-itu'iU'd^ind whom  the most ton   ... <> '.��. u> I'.Hiie fr-nn  :,"   '!���(> c.iN,4,'s'; 'c  ho Kootou   ' v ���7',v\-    !'u.;i !���"."���  i    ,'( i i ���>��� 'i ���:���.'. ;->  FORT STEELE,  B.  C.  i MANUFACTURERS     and     BREWERS    OF    EXTRA    FINE  BEER  %  PORTER  pFort Steele Mercantile Co.j  (WMITJBII.  Y\/e Carry Complete    #|  TUIC P1PCR Is kept nn r.le at thca.!\.-r-  ISTtlO rr~.. DU tisi.j-jii-c.iK-vtif Ali.x-incl ;  <��('<-. s.j i. . Fir^t .Vation-tl iiaak HtiiMin-  Spok.ni..' VV i i. where r.-nnLrac t/. cm hi ni.wV  <or'it. ^  Wqz ^xo&pzttox.  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY U. ISSi'J.  ���THE COPPER 'OUTLOOK.  ,'.,  ill in era! zone l;..u f.\.. it ;> tt  ".its  uinco of about   I 'i'  in. on  covr-  ,ing |he large-.t   ii<';i<>'.i!   arod   in  South East K'JOToii.iv.      ,hi  '.iii'.  i zone, which by i';,(> '%v.i ,   i-   n-n'i  jlO to ���'<'.)  milt>!u   AuiLh,  aiv   t  :tlarye iiiimbw '���!' ji.i.-tl.uh   ue'vt'l  'oped miiS'es thai euii b.orotm- pm-  ' j ducers and shippers  ���������.'.   once on  ! the advent of cMeap  tr,<:isport;i-  The rapid rise in the .price  pf j tion   which   a   Vme i-o^:rne\ed  copper , during   ,the    last   few! throUgh this mim,ra| beti   would  months points to  the ..great oex-i ���iv^      AU   lhl?   mir.os-oi  Elk.  pansion in the demand for elec-  Bull and Kootcmiy  t-rical  and   manufacturing:   purposes, and no  proportionate  in-  ��rease in the production of copper.  ^OLD    BY   THE    BARREL,    KEG   'OR    BOTTLED  t  ; Bottled beer, for family use a specialty  ft  OUTSIDE ORDERS GIVEN STRICT # PKOMP'j; ATTENTION  t ' o  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED **����&!�����,  Kaiser & Sick, Prop's.  I  1  Diyy Goods,  Groceries,  HAY  Lines of #  t{? Hardware,  *  %   Sash  AND   OATS.  and   Doors, (j  twines,  OUR OKI",EAR IS STOCKED WITH THE FINEST  Liquors and  Cigars  (J  The   steady, decrease   in   the  visible supply of copper both  in  CrfTTYTTTTTY'  i'ivi'1'-^; Lo<t.  stfiu:TiIT^;:^'"s^;lYICTORIA METALLURGICAL work?, ii  and Lewis creaks, and th^  Win- )t�� .���        AND   A QQ X V OTf,T?T/^T7  i  y  dermere districts, -are on thisj~B  route - While the St, Mary's j gE  river mines, 'the town of Kimber- ��� ��|H  Europe and North America ow-ley. North Stai. aud SullivanjEE  ^ingto the increasing consump- L-Voup- of mines, aud Skookum ��EE  'tion and exploded idea once cur- chuck and Finlav-creek-districis '""  rent that North America could lying. on thc west side of-the  flood Europe at any time with Kootenay .river, could ��� all be  copper are some of  the  reasons  reached ^ by    a,   much   -shorter  more-  any,  33  43  J  I       for'the.steady  rise  in, value of  this product of the mines. t  The producers of copper have  for  some  years  had lo contend  with  low  prices,   owing to this  idea, and the demand being limited    in   comparison    with   the  present    requirements    of   the  woi-lA.  " J3ut now the demand has  overtaken ��he  supply  owing  to  the enormous' quantities now��be-  ing used in ship  building,  elec-  -    \ -     trical'supplies, cables and  other  -I     ' nianul'acturies, and'which prom-  a-   " "'  ises to greatly increase for some  |i,. ,. years to como.  In fact it is the opinion of experts   that,   copper will"reach 20  cents,   -which   will ' exceed    the  value in 1888, when it commanded   18  cents  per  pound in New  York,   so   there  is   uo reason to  believe that we will again see 10  cent copper for many years.  .    Port Steele'district has fortunately large deposits of rich copper  ore,   and  according   to   reports of ruining exports thc copper ore deposits of  this  district  are  among    the  richest  in- the  world, which when  fully  developed    will    'add     hundreds    of  millions of dollars to the  wealth  of thr country.    With the abundance of idle  capital  seeking  in  vestment,   the  time  i.s  fast  approaching when-this great  mineral  wealth   that  h?rs  lain dormant for centuries awaiting  the  coming  together  of   the  miner  and capitalist will bo developed,  and the residents of  East  Kootenay   will   witness  such mining  activity fis will eclipsecany equal  artiti on the earth's  Surface, and  l^ii!) will be long remembered as  tin.'  time   when   fortune.-,   were  formed on   the  mining  proposition- that ;ire being   rapidly  developed.  Ron Steele from its many  natural advantages and its favorable position, aud being on the  .in- of tho new railway, that will j  soon b" under construction, com ,  meiic ..io- -,\t ;hi"! international  boundary linn, connecting with  thr- f'.in.idian and American  Railway   system,    and    running  branch lino, of easier and  practicable grades, than  survey yet' made.      & _  ,The company receiving a charter for" this route, and being the  tirst to construct, will indeed be  fortunate, for they  will  control  ���J ' -n-"1-*  the   enormous,  trade "of-  South  t tr-     , - *        I  East Kootenay, also that of the  Windermere district; and what  that will amount to' in a very  short time uo one' can foretell:  even those who have travelled  through "this ' vast mineral belt  and seen the wonderful mineral  resources, which are second to  none in the world,- and only waiting means of transportation to be  opened up, can form but a feeble  idea as to what the future has in  store for the railway that build  on this route. '  St  Ct:  K:  43 FORT STREET/, VICTORIA. B. C  W. J. R. COWELL, B. A., F. 8. S., MINING ENGINEER.  SOLE PROPRIETOR AND MANAGER,  c .        , ,,  GOLD ASSAY, 31.00,  <���   GOL.D AND SILVER, $1 50, ���*  >..  SILVER, 91.00, ' SILVER AND LEAD, 91.50,  LEAD, U.OO.'c   "     ' GOLD, SILVER AND COPPER, $3.  OTHER METAI.S ON  APPLICATION.  .    ...     'MILL   TESTS:  "   The Stamp Mill has a capacity of 20 Tons a day.        >   .  The Chlorination PJant 2 Tons a day. '    ,    ���>  Still They Com*.  , Mr. Ross Jamesou, son of a  well known Johannesburg mining engineer, has accepted an  appointment as mining engineer  in British Columbia, and is now  on the way. The. London Empire in commenting upon this rc"-  marks:  '���South Africans are gradually  drifting towards the coming  m ining cou u try.''  E*  A. ROBERTS, P. V> S.,  Business Mgr.  ruiuuuiiiiuuuuitui  fTmrmTTTTTTt  ai^  n  as  ��  as  43  AT    WHOLESALE.  Everything at Lowest Prices.  Free Delivery to any part of City.  jFort Steele,  Cranbrook,  Ward ii er.  I  1  I  1  w  GREAT  NortHerii  o  Railway.  E  S"  THE   DALGARDNO  F^rt;Steele,  B. C.     - /  :     -   ,      * '��� i- ...  MODERN  BUILT,   WELL   EQUIPPED   HOSTELRY  WITH' ALL IMPROVEMENTS 'UP TO DATE    '\  AND WHOSE CHIEF FEATURES ARE      '  ^ Unexcelled Cuisine-  Quiet Home Comforts  Finely Furnished Bedrooms  A First Class Bar.  THE SURVEYOR'S CHAIN  MADE-IT THE SHORTJCeT'  TRANSCONTINENTAL ROUTE.  6  It is the most modern in equipment: it is the heaviest railed line',  it has a rockLballast roadbed; it crosses no sand desert*; it'w'as   built  without a land grant or government aid: it is noted for courtesy of its-  employes; it is tlie only lino nerving meals on the a la carte plan.  THROUGH' THK GRANDEST SCENERY IN AMERICA    \    ,  .   ��� " ' .BY  DAYLIGHT. . J 7  For FORT STEELE and the EAST KOOTENAY MINES.'Weekly     '  Stage  from' Kalispell.   Steamboat communications from Jennings      l  during Summer.    Quickest and' Best route to all parts of the United1'   3tRteK._Eas,tern_Cju);w1��- -and .Europe--   .     .     --   For maps, tickets and complete information call or addreen  y -       , -nearest agent or ' .      -  '  ^  cl  C.G.DIXON.General Agent,  Spokane   Wash. ' ",  F.I. WHITNEY. G. P.^and T. A  1. .St. Paul, Mmn: '  <  DON'T   FORGET  ^   R. D. /MATHER,   Proprietor.  EELSj  Too!!  Fort Steele Meat i^ompaiiy.  The Steele House  Fresh and Salt Meats always  on hand.  Robson & Rodgers, Prop's  I MILLER R0DE0NE2093 MILES IN 132 HOURS  Eh  norlli to Uie Atlin Lake  Yukon I'oiiinrios tappinir  iMK^nnons riches of tli(>  pljiccr iimics of (Ik- f;ir norlli-  west, will always he tlio busino^s  and  i-()'si(|(>i>!;il   ('���>nf<-!-  of   SoiMh  Riverside Avenue,  Fort Steele, B. C.  First   Class   Brands   of  Liquors   and   Cigars.       Headquarters . .for      Mining   , Men.        Commodious  Sample    Rooms.       'Rest   Cuisine   in   the  West. t    Modern    Conveniences.  Home   Comforts.  D. McNeish  Proprietor,  *3mmmmnm?mmmmmmsmmmmmmmmmmmm^  N.HANSON.  "MUNSON NO   2.':  C3er��er��Bl iVlercl-iarit  SLicjMor Dealer.  AND  Superior to all others irrespective ) | ^r;  of price.    Catalogue tells you  olil>{ vtiiv.    Write for one.  I  w!iy.  lis  Alanufactut er of all Kinds of Lumber  A  larj;e assortment of seasoned  Lumber and Shingles al-  wavs   on    hand.  NATIONAL SEWING MACHINE CO.,  >  X.V> UROAIlWAY.  ��        Ntw York.  r��ctcii} ,  iU.LVIUCKI . Il.l  A Long- Felt Want.  'In-  lie'.\   Soinlin   i;o\ oriiiiicnt  ju.si    whiil,   (his   Province Ikis  READ.  THE PROSPECTOR.  lis-  OlitTettsiosi Lumber et Specialty.  ''Z      WAS ft, - - - 5.G.    '  The Best   Writing Machine  THK    ONLY  Address Edgar  INTERCHANGEABLE  STEEL TYPEWHEEL  Kli-ffiiiitly   llhi.sti-atod   Cutitlot'i^.-  Vrvo.  Hill, Manufacturer, 94 -96Wendell Street, Chicago  .A THE PROSPECTOE, FORI  STEELE, B. C, FEBRUARY 11, 1890.  d>  HOTEL  YEN0ST  H. REINEMAN, Proprietor.  iW  #&#&&  Everything first-class.  jAt *3te   -***_   *-m     -**j     ���*���.��     �����j     ****     ���*<*     -*��.*     -^��j     -o     �����.��     -<*     ~^#     -<-t     -*<j     ���o     �����-g. j.fa: .���a-*" ' %***    o*-    ���>-    9-V"    ��>-"    ����-���    f.*"    <!>���" ' ��.��-"    gj-���    *>������    *>���-*    ��-��������    ��>-"    *>*���    *l*-~ ^Ai^jlAi.  **####WWW#W###WWWi^^ **r % *���* *Sr ** ** ** fcr V ** ��r % ���% ^r ���** fcr ���*�� " *  >~.  Special Agent for  Anheuser-  m  km ��� ���  im  open  day and nigHt  # m ��� vaummm     ' ���  ���������������  LinMmmmtmumnmuuiiinmimunwmMmmw  All tlie delicacies  of the season  ^����mi��MWm��MKMM��mMmWMOMM��  MMm��mKM��Mimnwmvtm.w  < , ��    cc \, - .   ,     . 'lrr'.,'���.- , '  Special   Sample   Rooms  for   Travelling  Men  ��.���  ���l 1  .4  ��te Kra^w^jctw.  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1899.  No Stump Speeches.   "  Victoria, Feb. 3.���At the opening of the sitting of the legislature today,   the   certificates   of  Messrs.   Turner,   Hall  and Mc-  Phillips for Victoria  City   were  read, and'the members were formally introduced and took  their  neats. Col.  Baker,   before their  introduction, rose to briefly  address the house upon relinquishing to Mr. R. Tunfeir the leadership    of    opposition,    but   the  speaker called him to order, and  upon Col.  Baker  asking  if  any  ono  in  the .house    objected   to  hearing  him, Attorney  General  Martin  remarked,  "Certainly,41  object to any such nonsense, wo  are   hero  for  the transaction of  public business, not to  listen   to  tho stump speaking of  members  for South,East Kootenay." Hon.  Mr.   Martin,   iu moving tho second reading of the bill to amend  ��he constitution act, said it was  intended to  make  the  portfolio  of mines an independent; department, besides conferring a definite status upon the portfolio of  education of the president of the  'council.    Ho intimated that it is  the  intention. to  have  five salaried ministers instead of four.  by Pony Bob, in 8 hours and  10  minutes, or 14.7 miles per..hour.  Considering , the'  distances  and  tKe difficulties encountered, such  as hostile Indians, road  agent's,  floods and- snowstorms,   and accidents, to horses and riders, the  schedule ��� was maintained to an  astonishing degree.   The service  created the greatest enthusiasm  not only among the- employees  but also in the ranks of stage  employees, freighters and' residents along the route.    To aid a  ,"pony" in difficulty was  a  privilege, and woe be to the man who  would so much as throw a stone  in thc Avay.  attack.1    The trial is to be made  ii " > i  shortly, and  there is enormous  interest in the test.."     ['  Tlie Pony Express.  W. F. Bailey, contributes to  The Century an article on the  "Pony Express,"' between St.  Joseph, Mo., and San Franc5.sco.  Mr. Bailey says:  At first the schedule was fixed  at 10 days, an average of 8 miles  an hour from start to finish.  This was Cut down to 8 days, requiring an average speed of 10  miles. The quickest trip made  was iti carrying -President Lin  coin's inaugural address; which  was done iu 7 days���and 17 hours,  'an average speed, of 10.7 miles  per hour, the.'fastest time of any  one rider being 1.20 miles, from  Smith's creek to Fort Churchill,'  He Knows How Adam Felt.  a  A young man was recently  taken to a Lewiston hospital and  suffered the removal of a ri,b.  When he came to himself, he  was told what had been done and  seemed satisfied. Shortly after  he dropp&l into a semiconscious  state and kept calling for the  "woman." For two days he was  delirious, and frequently called  for "the woman."' "I want to  see thc woman," he kept saying.  At last the nurse in desperation said, "Well, I'm tho  woman." Tho man looked at her  critically from top to toe and  said, "Who would have thought  tliat they could have made such  a pretty girl out of one of my  ribs." And then he settled back  on his pillow, and when he  awoke again he was in his right  mind and was better.���Kennebec  Journal.  Federation, at Last.'  ,   Melbourne.���-The    unanimous  agreement finally reached by the  Australian   colonial     premiers,  who' have, been   in conference  here   for some days" regarding  certain unsettled questions connected with the Australian  federation bill referred to them by  the colonial' legislatures,   seems  to insure the success of the federation project.    The parliament  is  to  consist of a senate and a  house of representatives and" an  absolute majority of members of  both houses shall decide ��� all  differences that shall arise between  the two.     In other respects the  original bill is  unaltered.     The  delay in accomplishing  Australian federation has been  principally, due to the hesitating policy  of Now South  Wales,   the chief  trouble   originating   with    the  financial basis  of  the  proposed  commonwealth.  been ' in communication with  Roosevelt's Rough Riders, and  some of them" will be"' asked to  take part in the exhibitions, so  that'the public can see the difference between the English and  American , cavalrymen. The  English troops will" show some  of the smartest uniforms of the  army. Squads of men will wear  the, uniforms of their regiments  and as the representation is wide  a dozen different kinds will be  seen.  *  Up To Date        :|  -���    '   -  ' y , '    ���*  In Each , and  Every-Department'of the* Business      -^  FOR   THE   NEW   YEAR  3* LEADERS  A Novel Wager.  Paris.���Tho French are annoyed at the recent criticism of  the submarine boat, for  which "the government navo  made large appropriations, and  are-.'.-arranging for exhaustive  trial- to justify their adoption.  The skeptical ones are not, all  outsiders. Tho editor of -'L'lllus-  tratio'ri here lias wagered the editor of The Echo de Paris 1,000  francs that:a vessel which he has  selected can avoid?a  submarine  Friendly Invasion.  London.��� The United States  is to bo invaded by British soldiers next month, but it will be  a friendly invasion. Major J.  Emerson, just retired from the  provost marshallship of the military garrison camp at Aldershot,  is commandant,, of the body of  men who is to visit America and  show Uncle Sam's soldiers and  the public generally what  "Tommy Atkins" is like. The  company will number fifty noncommissioned officers and men,  five commissioned officers. They  are picked from the flower of  the army. A band of 25 pieces  will accompany the party. This  band will wear tjje ' gorgeous  scarlet uniform of the, Fifteenth  Royal Irish Lancers. Trained  cavalry .horses are also to bo  taken and a full equipment of  arms. A syndicate will buck,  the trip. Exhibitions are to be  given at New York and the principal cities.    Major Emerson has  Delagoa Bay.  'i. London.���If there is one question more then another for which  business men are generally most  anxious  for  an   answer,   it   is:  "What is the truth about Delagoa Bay,'" which is the key to  the whole international position  of Africa. 'Your correspondent  is enabled to send you*' the reply  which Alfred Milner. the British  High Commissioner of South  Africa, made to this question before he sailed for the Cape last  Saturday.  He said: "I can tell you no  more than this: Delagoa Bay is  all right, Portugal felF into our  arms like a fainting woman".  "But," asked his questioner,  "What about the King of Portugal's speech the other day, when  declared that Portugal would  never consent to alienate any of*  her colonies."  Sir Alfred Milner replied: "Ah  that was said ad hoc. The kintr  has opposition to consider. You  must draw no otlior conclusions  from what ho said than that he  had this strong opposition in  mind, but that Dolagoa Hay is  securely British, that of itself  will not settle tho Transvaal  question, 'which is Sou tli. Africa's  problem. The .central fact in  Transvaal is this: , You have  15,000 armed Boers sitting upon  ,C.100.000,000; worth of bullion.-  What, would you do if you were  one of those 15,00.0."'Take that as  a lamp when yon look into . the  future.'"  *  Fine Toilet Soaps  Imported Perfumes  Toilet Preparations  Webbs Confectionery  Hair Brushes  ��'�������  i'i  ��*��  afcTry  i*i  i'i  'I*  iji  Tooth Brushes  Nail Brushes  ;" (-STRICTLY  Complete  a Bottle of Vin Mariani,  QUALITY AND COMPLETENESS EVERYWHERE  v..  f  Range  PURE   DRUGS  of   Patent   Medicines &&  Try a Jar of Ontario1 Honey  *Jf'��'��..  ^i  Pioneer Drug Han  FORT   '  STEELE  i'i  A.' W. BLE ASDELL, Graduate Ontario College of Pharmacy 4&  t*A*.  Min  KIMPTON   &   PITTS  WINDERMERE & DONALD  etieral fVlercHai-its  ing supplies a SDeciaiun  !i\s lioiiig northward, via Canoe River Route wilj Hud it a 'lai'-fo  .saying and convenience- to 'procure their supplies at Donald  Agents at Windermere for the California Giant Povt/der Co, THE PK< ��fc  KuKT STEELE, B C. FEBRUARY 11. 1^'9.  I"  \  VI  I  ��/  ����it.e 3pror0pi?jctot%  SATUUMAV. FliUJJUAIty 11,189!).  Metallic   Ores   and   Tlieir   Asssocia-  tion��.  (Mines and Minerals.]  Metallic ores and  native  metals are generally found by their  characteristic location and association.    Gold i.s associated with  the   crystalline   and    metamorphosed   rocks,   especially  thoso  that are traversed with veins  of  quartz, for they frequently  contain strings of the metal.     It is  also disseminated iu plates  and  scales throughout the crystalline  rocks, but its, almost constant associate, both in veins and in disseminations,    is    quartz.       The  sands of the placer are only the  remains of the  primitive  rocks  Ihat contain the gold in  dissem  ination. and even the auriferous  gravel bods that are found  embedded   in   slates   are  only  examples that show that mechanical action can give character to a  " deposit', but it cannpt alter   tho  * associations of minerals.  ,     ("old and   tin  have   not , qnly  their associate minerals' and  rocks, but their associate metals,  that of gold being silver and  ihat of tin being tungsten.  The associates of lead  are   interesting, the principal rock ones  '���   being   Jimestpues. = slates     and  sandstones: [the   mineral    ones  calcite and barite, and the  most  "   common metallic ones silver and  zinc,'i; The latter-is often-absent,  but silver is seldom so. although  the last metal is present iu greater abundance,in some rock associates than others;, for example,  the highest average yield of silver made by'galena occur .in the  ore found in the slata rocks; on  the other hand, ���ttie'yield  of  sih  ver by the galena of the , calcer-  ous rocksj is greater than that of;  ���- .the silicious ores.     What is still  more remarkable is the fact that  zinc blende is not so  commonly  associated   with   galena   in  the  slates as in the .limestones,  t   The Ta<9ts that have just pass-  ; .'ed under view are deeply  interesting as aids to the 'judgement  ���  and guides to the/mineral resources'of the rocks.     They* further  show that by a   prop��r  correlation of the facts of the modes of  o<-.;\.-��j)i<-e" and associations of,the  ores   the    most   comprehensive  grasp of their whereabouts  can  be obtained.    Blende is the most  important.ore of zinc, and   it  is  .seldom found separate   from   ga-  .   lena, hfinee it may be  said   that  the lead and-zinc oros arc 'natural associates  of  each  other,   al-  * though, as has been noticed, this  power is increased or diminished  by the presence of some and the  absence of other rock associates oi galena. What are called  the lead-silver deposits are true  samples of ora associations.  '���Kemp's,, Ore Deposits." in  treating of the Kelly lode and  its silver deposits, in New Mexico, says; "Oxidized lead ores  with some blende, calamine, etc.,  form a contact deposit between  slate* and porphyry. '* The same  writer further on says: "Numerous other ore bodies along the  contact between sedimentary and  eruptive rock occur in the same  region.'  The reason why lead silver de- j  posit.1- art? -loand associated with|  limestones appears at first-  thought somewhat remarkable,  for Ihe jralena found in the veins  that traverse limestone* does not  normally coutain a high percentage of silrer. Th%, difficulty,  however, is remoYedf^tvhen it( is  known that lead-silver deposits  are only found where galena has  been subject to such chemical action as has oxidised and carried  off much of the lead, leaving the  remaining portion rich in silver.  "i,  ���'-.   I clV.-i   ,.  Mrs', c'-i -;  sloo.i--  i...  O'i  "i  i  from the ':".-iviet  the 1'iiv torpe Io b.  the   lisrures   bciii"  ironclads, rid crnisci -.    ; f  and   trunboats.   ami   ; '.   torp<  boat destroyers.    T'io  Oh-Mba'"  dockyard   is   credit el   wi'h   tii"  unparalled       achievement      <��'  launching three of   tlie   heaviest  armored   ships "from   thc  sani"  slip in ten months.      The battleships, to cost $2(5,000.000,   number 28, with a tonnage of 350,000 mine   ownc-  tons,  the number  exceeding  by steam   hoistinc    and  two the entiro  Russian  fleet or works,  battleships and treble the  nuni-      One gre.u '-,-  ���  ber   of' armored  vessels in the  in   mining  at   ]-"���  American navy.     The whole of: connection wiih <-\-. ��� ���  these ships will be,added to the a competition with v*  effective strength of the  British, air   transmission,   I. -.  navy by March,  1903. while  the can  take   advan  es  ��� owor  'Mini-' r-'  .  I tie creek  'rlllt        |"  ii.  sm.:ll    ii ;,  first lord of the admirality. Mr.  George J. Goschen, in two  months time will ask  the house  1  I11T  '   njitv  t in  v����r, or  i pes or  '  '-re   it  /water  it'twoen  is that  r  LLERS AND STATIONERS  power.' The diflere >  old'and now con.ii".  formerly the watei power had'to  of commoni for credits to still be above the point of applica-  further strengthen the British J tion; now it may ho thousands  fleet. - ( "of feet  below.      "  anyone had  dared to propos.- i. ��� '��   physicist  of only ?v coui'ile   of  '.'������iterations  j ago that thi*: reu'.i '"'��� -lo'ie.   tho  idoa would have bee >  nronounc-  A  GREAT  SCHEME.   ���  The Earl of Meath came forward this week as the pioneer of  a scheme of military drill for all  lads betwyeu 13 and 1(5 years "of  age. A committee called the  British Brigade, Council has been  formed to carry out the,plans,  and Field Marshall Lord Wolse-  ley, the commander,in  chief  oft  the forces, General Lord Roberts cano of that ���me is iu  of Kandahar, the commander of  the forces in Ireland, and a nuui7  ber of other prominent men,have  written in support of the  movement, which is intended tocreate  a  sort  of second  line of volun  teers.  asked  these cadet battalions.   The Earl J , NOTICE.  .   -.j.        , ���'���!_' it Take notice that thirty days afterdates I  OI    Meath    anticipates     enrolling   shall apply to tho Gold Commissioner for a  2,000,000 lads ,whp will eventually be converted' into a useful  trained reserve, so that- in future  in time of grave emergency the  government -will ..have at hand  hundreds of thousands of young  men already qualified to enter  the ranks of regular troops.  ed incredible. Yet here we have  a meehanic.il paradox in actual  working shape. ' ��� "  Volcano in Full Activity. "  City of- Mexico.-f-A   dispatch  from Colitna states that' the vol-  activity.  An outburst of smoke followed  by, lava occured directly after-the  earthquake yesterday. The sight  is imposing, and the Indians are  moving - from the neighborhood  of the mountain. , No further  The war office��� wurbejcasualitios are reported here,  to   provide ' a - grant for =  DEALERS    IN  Pianos, Organs, Sewing Maohines  and Gents Furnisninas Etc.  Pocket    and    Office  ' ���  Now  in  Diaries    for    1899  .sf:   :    '  Stolk  license to sell liquor by retail on the premise*  known as the Mountain House, Fort Steele,  B. C  ' " , ,s  * ARCHIE McLEOD.  'Dated this I9ih day of Jan., 1899.        .   4-8  Post Office Store  That these chemical and igneous  agencies are really the causes of  tho concentrates of lead-silver  is, fully sustained by actual ex-.  timples.  Increase of Britain's Navy.  London.-���The record, of  Brit:  ish? ��� warships     now     building  amounts t-o 11.9 vessels, ranging  4 Electricity in Mining-.'  Engineering and Mining:" For  many years it has been" acknowledged that electricity can fur-  ���nish the power for every line of  mining 'work. ��� At first it began  with' signalling, then blasting,  then there was a pause. ' The  idea ,of' using electricity as a  power for heavy .work seemed"  absurd when exemplified to the  ordinary observer in a' current  carried by a little copper wire,  not much bigger than a tele  phone or telegraph wire. It was  in Colorado that the first applications on a large working scale  were applied, and the combination of water power and electricity was put in practice. The installation at the Virginius mine  is a familiar example.  Now  we  find   electricity  employed   for  hoisting,   pumping,  drilling and all the operations of  mining.      There , was    a    hitch  about the drill,  the gadder  and  the coal cutter, but it  seems  to  have been evercome; so that it is  now   safe  to say  that  there  is  nothing done   in- mining   which  can be done by steam power directly,    or   indirectly   by   compressed air or wire  rope   trans  mission,   which cannot  be  done  equally well by  electricity���the  selection depending upon differ-  once   in   lirst cost,   running expense  and   maintenance.      Thc  strange   thing   is  that  in some  .ppses electricity has  helped  its  competitors, as,  for example, in  combination   with  air  compressors.  Recent advances have boon  quiet, but in reality revolutionary. In Ohio and Pennsylvania  coal mines electric coal cutters  have made a place for themselves, despite the opposition of  those who desire to maintain  hand labor and object: to .all-  machinery, on general principals,  and the antagonism , of riva.l  machine systems:  Underground haulage is another widefield for electricity. The  system i> particularly,applicable  in   this   direction,  NOTICE.  SOUTH EAST KOOTENAY DISTRICT.  Assessment  act and  revenue   tax  'act.  Notice is hereby given, in accordance 'with  thc Statutes, that Revenue Tax and all taxes  levied under thc Assessment Act oro now due,  for the year 1899. All of the above taxes-collectible within the district, of East' Koo'tenay  Soutliern Division, assessed by me, are paysble  at my office Fort' Steele. ' Assessed taxes are  collectible at the following rates, viz:.  Four-fifths of one per cent on,the assessed  value of real estate. i  - Three-fourths of one per cent, on the ,assessed value of personal property. '  On so much of the income ot any porson as  exceeds one thousand dollars, the following  tates. numely, upon such excess, when tho  same is not more than ten thousand dollars,  one and one fourth of one per cent., when such  excess is over ten thousand dollars and not.  more than twenty thousand dollars, one and  one half of one percent., when such excess is  over twenty thousand dollars one and throe  fourths of one per cent. , '  Three per cent, on the assessed vaiueof  wild land.  If paid on or buforcLthe 30th day of June,  1899.  Thiee-iifths of one per cent, on the assessed  value of real estate.    ���  One-half of one per cent,  on  the assessed  value of personal property.  Upon such excess of income, when the  same is not* more than ten thousand dollars,  one per cent., when such excess is over ten  thousand dollars and not more than twenty  thousand dollar*., one and one-fourth of onopor  cent., when such excess is over twenty thousand dollars, one and one-half of on J por cent.  Revenue Tax *3110 per capit.i.  One per cent, on tho assessed value of oro  or mineral bearing substances, payable quarterly on the last day of tho months of March.  June. September and December of each year.  C. M. EDWARDS.  Assessor and Collector.  Fort Su-ele. 1$ C. January 6tb. 1899.       -I-  B.   C  ^ i>  ��8l  :?/'?? Sullivan Diamond Drills  Most accurate and most economical -prospect--.  -������'/, ing drills made.  Drills of.all capacities, "operated by hand or "horse power, steam,  i   �� compressed air or electricity.    "  SULLIVAN MACHINERY COMPANY.  305 and 306 Rookery, Spokane, Wash.      - -      Chicago, 111.'  KNIGHTn& STONE, Agents.   '  CONTRACTORS FOR  PROSPECTING  MINERAL  LAUDS.  WANTED.  Crow's Nest Pass Co.il Company's Shares.  If holders of this .stoi-1? will ltindly tclORrnpli or  write to tho undersiKiicd quoting lowest pi ice  business may result.  Vancouver. U. C D. TODD MIES.  NOTICE.  Take notice that the partnership heretofoie  existluc between us the undersigned as hotel-  keepers at the town of Wardnor under the firm  name of Ripstcin & Bcrlanan has this day been  dissolved by mutual consent.  The business will be continued by Jacob  llcrkmtui who assumes all the liabilities of the  partnership, and lo whom all debts duo the  partnership must be paid.  Dated at Fort Steele this 17th day of January, A. I)., I89D.  Witness I (Sk<I.) ISAAC KIPSTEIN  y  J. A. Hakvkt.   l" JACOIJ UEKKMAN.  M. A.BEALE  AGENT FOR  Canada Life  Imperial Fire  Sun Saviugs and Loan Co.  Identification and Protective Co.  Ontario Accident and  Parsons Produce Co.  Mining Broker, Insurance  and CoinmissioiL Agent  Books. Kept    and    Accounts    Promptly   Collected  Agent for Geo.   Geary's Royal Mail,  Passenger and Express Line  "      "    W.   D.  Kerfoot's Royal Mail,   Passenger and Express Line  Passenger and Express Line  ���to���  FORT STEELE JUNCTION  .      and CRANBROOK  GEO. GEARY, PROPRIETOR  Stage '-to   Cranbrook,   loaves  Fort Steele 3:30 p.m? daily.  Stage meets ii.ll trains at Fort  Steele Junction.  For    further   particulars ,en-  supplanting jcpiire of ' r ,  tlie clumsy chains,   wirii   ropes,  M. A: BEALE. Agbnt.  BIVERS1DE   AVENUE  FORT   STEELE,    B. C.  MplNNESJcGO.  Wholesale   and   Retail   Meat   Merchants  .- A   P0I.1, LIKE  ALWAYS  ON  HAND..  ,  , .    ff3ff~ Markets at Fort Steele, Cranbrook, .Moyie, Wardiier and  Fernie. '-,.''. ' ?' ������-  .Mrs.,SPRAGUE  Fruit "$"Confectionery  ..?y??,������'������'���? '; ���������������',;���, .. ���   J  ;' ,#    Notions of all kinds.  ClfiARS and TOBACCO. THE PROSPECTOR, FORT STEELS, B. C, FEBRUARY 11, l^"-0.  it>�� ��f��   .f. ��f* T|T ,��T ,(�� ,j,  ,fr .(�� T(p ������� -��))�� .����  ��f��  ��J.r  ������� ��#���; *fe.j4fi *#* *fe ��f�� ��#* �����* ��#* �������� ��S-   -ft*  ���$���  ��� ���t  ���#*    *4*    ��#'    ��#���>     *Av    ��ft'    t.{r     k&r    ��<��  ^.*   *���*   *^   *J*   "���$*��� ���"���*   '���"   *'-   *$*   *fc  THE   CI  D  0  S3  Vi   -  QBSKSaSf  t'A-sw". i  h  FORT  The only Gover  WATCH T  ��� O  sS  ??ZS��  so      sa  ^S      ,  "���Ci-..-  8ft  eni  i ii  IT  in the District  '�����   ��f��  ,���*�� jti.  ���']" >>���  '*������ '**  '*��� '-J.-  - v*- -*���!���  ��S-    *'���  .}. ,).  'J- '������  -������ ����*  -v.- -.)��-  lA*   iA/.  ���*�� ����*���  FORT STEELE  The Hub of the  FORT STEELE  , < -  r  District  NfiiML/MAP  The Center of  ' ��- ���      ���,'���<.  Population  l    b  ' **  Mining center of  the district  Rich Placers on Wild Horse, Brewery an  in gold has been take  , r, ' '<-  Sole   headquarters   for   Tracy, Wasa, I  creeks.    The highest r  H6ad Or Navigation On the Kootenay River  Daily Stage  r-  The  Objective   Point  of  The KOOTENAY & NO  ���reeks:     Since 1864 $25,000,000  Wild' Horse. '  v��  iid Horse, Maus  and Lost  -���nip in B. C.  A-> V-  vV fcvo  on'Fort Steele and the Junction  The  G reat  iIWEST Railway.  IM  Choice resident and business lots 30x00 from $100 to $250.    Easy terms  titles guaranteed.    For Particulars Apply to  A. HI ton  9  T   STEELE  �� THK PROSPECTOR. FORT  b'i H LF. B C. FEBRUARY 11, 1HM.  l&?  I"s '  ��     '  te  ��te ^X*xJ0|reci0x^  SATURDAY, FEUKUAKY 11, 16!W.  LOCAL NEWS NOTES.  Messrs. Wenlworth and McLean returned from Windermere  on Saturday.  K.  tho Hisr  nosday.  Llighby ("anic down from  Chief   mine   on   Wed-  Office    Diaries  Canu's Bookstore  for  1899   at  ���it-  Messrs. Jones and Newell, returned from the North Star  .country on Sunday.  The Confederation Life Association issues an "unconditional  accumulative policy which is the  most liberal life insurance contract issued. A. L. McDermot,  agent. , *  Tlie Fire Brigade was on hand  at tlie lire on Wednesday and  done eilicient work.    '  Business at Fort Steele is  picking up. Now is the time to  get your advertising in shape  for the year.  There wasa "hottime" atvthe  Bachelors' Ball on Friday. ^  Mr. Santo aud family returned  to Steele on Wednesday. They  will reside on Rocky Mountain  avenue.  W. R. Ross on Friday returned  from a business trip to Winnipeg-  For a good Shave, Haircut or  Bath go to C, E A'daiu's Barber  Shop and Bath Rooms. Successor to Hierhwardeu & Sou.      *  A. #104,UOO 'worth of Crow's  XestoCoal shares were sold in-  Port 'Steele on Saturday last.  It is reported that the Filipinos and Uncle Sam are having a set to.  I  EAST KOOTENAY HOTEL   I  9 - ��� '' ������a  % Moyie City, B. C. ==  S3  tt*  CaraiacfiEss-s       IRacific       ��?asSw��iy      and  Soq Line.  Pat. the water boss, was the  most prominent man at the ,n"re  on Wednesday.  ��f^ Is a large and Attractive Hotel of quiet elegance in all its ~S  ��r          appointments, with a cusine of superior excellence ~z��  ��~        Strictly   First-Class   in   all   its   Appointments' =5  ��=; fMcfVlaHott  Bro's, Proprietors. 3  FROM  OCEAN T.O OCEAN.  ,   For those who want the Best when travelling to any point in-  11 ni ted States or Canada.  First Class and Tourist Sleepers run through without change     Connection Tri-weekly via Macleod or via Kootenay Landing. ,  EAST  DAILY   TRAIN  WEST  This is to be a record year in  the Fort Steele district- A  "rush" of mining men and capital is coming, and Fort Steele  will bo tho center 6fD the movement. ' t.  Millinery goods at cost.  Goodnough.  Mrs  *  Mr.   Ned , Bray  Victoria.  lias  roue  Have your life insured with  the Confederation Life Associa-  r tion, the only company that issues an unconditional accumulative policy: A. L. McDermot is  agent. *  A. L. McDermot has been appointed agent for the Confederation Life Association of Toronto, for the district of South East  Kootenay. r *  A. C. Beach, Montreal, H.  Chapman, Victoria:^. Chilcott,  Winnipeg;' F. McMahon. Moyie;  were registered at the Veitpsta  on Monday.  J. C. Conlin, Victoria; J.  Brown. S. Mighton, Nelson; B.  Secord, Edmonton; R. H. Brice,  Winnipeg, were registered at the  International on Thursday.'  Commercial Hotel *  * *  Baker Street, Cranbrook. B. C.  7 t  Conducted   on   the   European   FMari  Tickets issued through and baggage checked to destination.  Apply for rates, maps, time cards, tickets and full information to  nearest local agent or ,  W.  F. ANDERSON  T. P. A.,' Nelson," B. C.  E. J. COYLE  D. P. A. Vancouver, B. C.  ROBERT KERR, Traffic Manager, Winnipeg, Man!  MINING MACHINERY  T. R. Ella, Vancouver; H. Epstein, Winnipeg; E. Jones and  D. Newell were at the.Venosta  on Thursdav. .    '   .  Government Atgent Armstrong'  and J. A. Harvey returned, from  Fernie on Wednesday.-  WELL    APPOINTED   CLUB    ROOMS  Best 0   Wines     and     Liquors   . at     the    Bar  COMPLETE    PLANTS  Ready for prompt Shipment IN OUR ROSSLAND WAREHOUSB  Mrs.   Slager   and    daughter,  ..Quinlivan  was  burnt  out   on j of 'Boulder creek, ,is  at  the  In-  |"Wednesday.    , You may be next: Eernational. , l  'so  insure  at once  with" M.  A. ! ��� M   ���  , Beale.   c *j    James Cronin. manager of the  ������ St. -Eugene mine, was in town on  A. H. Macleod. W. L. Maeken-i Thursday.  ' y/ie, and C. L. -Brown, were ireg- [    istered'-at  tho  International on i ' 'S. McNamara,-*operator at- the  Monday. ' j Fort    Steele    Junction,   was  in    t       town on Thursday*.   .  ''  Mr. Maclellan of  Ne|.-on_ was |        < '��� ;���'���^���  in town on Wednesday.  St. John's Church of England.  Mrs ..R. 0. .lonnings and  daughter returned to Fort Steele  on Tuesday. ��  J. R.'Harvey ou Monday went  to .Fernie on legal business..  1 i" you want Fire, Life or Ac-1  eidonli insurance, or a profitable  investment "i'or,$r> a month, call  on M. A: Beale. '      ?      *  The directory board1 of the  Fort Steele hospital held a meeting on Monday afternoon.  A meeting of tlie Fort Steele  Board of Trade was hold on  Wednesday evening.  T. Starbird returned from the  Dodo, group of mines on Monday.  Gold Commissioner Armstrong  on Tuesday wont to Fernie on  official business.    "  .The Foil Steele quadrille club  held a reception at tlie Hotel International on Monday evening.  ��� Mr. Kaufman of Moyie was  in town last Saturday un business.  R. L. T. Galbraith. who has  been ill with the Grippe, has recovered and i.s now attending to  business.  Divine service will be  held  in  St?   John's     church     at   7.30.  Strangers'welcome.   - ,,  ..Sunday  school  at 2:80 ^ p. m.  All the children invited. * <  -   Presbyterian Church.  The  forenoon service at 11 a.  m. will be conducted by the Rev.  Mr. Ball,   Cranbrook, cand   the  evening service by Mr.   W.   McKay, formerly Methodist minister; Innisfail'.   N.   W    T.      The  Sabbath schopLwill meet at the  usual Jiour, 'A p. m.    The Rev. J.  G. Duncan goes to  Windermere  to hold religious  services,   and  also to hear the  petition  of   the  Windermere inhabitants:  Born.  To Mr. and Mrs. N.  A.Wallin-  ger, a son.  A Question Well Put.  London.���Lord Roberts,   in  a  letter   which  he  has "-addressed  to  the  periodical0 War  Against  War',  expresses what  is  doubtlessly the general feeling of, soldiers on the Czar's disarmament  scheme.     While he has no love  for war in itself he believes dis-  | armament will onlyj be  possible  j when all the nations of the.ciy-  jilizwd nation of thc world agree  Thc    rhcrinumcler   was   away; to rest content wilh   what  they  below zero  last week,   but   lead  j1;lve ���.ol< iUKi never  strive  for  g!!!ttmmnmnm!!mj!!tmn!��t!mt!mnmtmmttmmmmy  iThe 'Mountain!  1     HOUSE     I  1 Forrsteele/B? C.       ��  ^ WILLIAM\ FORSY1H,   PROPRIETOR. ,  35  j^: "-.',. v ' '    ' ~zi  !~:  "    This  is,.one'of  the  best  appointed Holels in the     - i~5  S     - ' . Fort "Steele District.   . 3  U^r r 7 y ���' ' '' > ,   r^3  ^ ,   Every-   room,   is    comfortably    furnished.4 * ,~3|  ~'   When*you .visit Foiit Steele you will'miss it if you don t  < ^S  ~r '  ,   ' ' " -; -stop ^ ^.e>  " '   ' ' x2  j     Mountain House,      |  BOILERS     .  HOISTS  PUMPS  BUCKETS  CARS, WHEELS  and AXLES  <; Wire Rope aiid Supplies  Rand Gompressors m Drills  Write for Estimates and Catalogues,  JENCKES MACHINE CO.  ��  CANADIAN RAND DRILL CO.  ROSSLAND,    B.C.  V. R. MENDENHALL, Manager,  ' LARGE SAMPLE "ROOM FOR COMMERCIAL MEN.  -a  Issues an unconditional accumulative policy, which guar  Ik antees extended insurance or a paid up policy after two (j  �� years. It is absolutely free from restrictions from> date fr  H\ of issuance, and has but. one condition.' viz: <      < '   fj  That the Premium Shall be Paid.  I  d  and copper are away above   last  months quotation:  "The Chinamen of  tin*  town of  Cranbrook celebrated [heir  new  year on   Thursday,   and   scared j w,.r(. '(()  away some 10,000 devils, but tht '  editor of the Herald has remained.  anything more. But there is  another consideration. What  would be the fate of the inhabitants of civilized nations if they  deprive themselves of  the   means   of defence   against  for further information apply to tho  head nttice. Toronto, or the    /.  local ajjent. ( fc ^    Mli  A. L. McDermot, "   w  L. McDermot,  FORT STEELE,  R C.  The  ote nternationa  R. Ci   SHIER,  '   ���     PliOPRJKTOTi.   ,  Fort Steele.  ��,     ��ft  barbarians who outnumber them  by   20,000.000.      Lord    Roberts  J. Costigan, barrister of  Mac-j puts the matter in this* nutshell:  " ' What   would   unarmed  civiliz-  leod. is at Fort Steele on   bu.si-  ness- tation do agrainst   armed   barbai'-  Oood copper properties want-1ians-        .    ed 03' M.  A. Beale:       He can sell j British Conaul,  Puerto, Rico,  thrm if anybody'can. * ,    San Franci.sco.?Wellesly Moore  I British   vice consul  in   this  city  111 j ha.s been advanced to the consul-    ship   at   Puerto   Rico,   VT.   I., to  The gas apparatus for the I succeed (ieorge "VV. Crawford.  Kimberley hoi el has arrived at who died at Caen, 'France, re-  Fort Steele. cently.    Mr. Moore's head clerk,  ~ , ,,      ,        ,    Montague rlankin. has been  a,d-  A large imuibei' of (Jraubrook ,        ,, ... r     ���  citizen's atte.uh-d the Presbyter-   danced lo  the   position   or  v.ce-  ian M>cial on Tuesday e\ening.     |<-on.sul at Ihienos Ay res.  Frank   Colletl   returned  S]-)ol��nie on Wednesday.  Will Be Her* Shortly..  Mr. Hcwett Bostock. M. P., is  meeting with enthusiastic receptions at the meetings held during his trip1 through West Kootenay. It is expected that he  will be at Fori Steele next week.  m  m  m  iSw'  *  m  m  m  *  For Travellers and Mining cMen-  Handsomely and Expensively Fur  ���rnished.-^������, r  Everything new,  First Class and  , Strictly Modern in every par-   ticular. J   Home Comforts.-  The Rogor's Pass Accident.  EniTOK,   PUOKPKCTOK:  Sir:���The sad and deplorable  accident al Roger's Pass, on the  main line of the C. P. R., is just  what has been expected for  years: in fact every since the  station was located there. Tho  writer spent three years thtsre  as postmaster and general dealer, and knows Whereol he  speaks, and ha.s no hesitancy in  saying that he considered it  simply   criminal    in    locating   a  station at that point,, a mile  further west towards the sum mil of  the   Solkirks, is a Hat   piece  of  ground whore no snow slide has  ever been, or ever will be,   andj^fc  there is whore   the  station- and  grounds   should   have  been located.    The present location at  Mount Macdonald  and  Tupper,  by   act of   parliament,    (rightly  named Hermit and  Mount  Carrol,) was to afford tourists an opportunity of taking in the  scenery while trains  waited  at  the  station.    Well! the tourists have  taken in   the  situation   and  the  sights, and  the poor  employees  of the C. P. R. have been unceremoniously hurled  into  eternity.  Mr. Carter, station agent was my  successor  iu   the  post, office on  my leaviug lh��re.  J.  M.  C-AKROU..  *  m  i  *  *  THE  Queen's Hotel.  Two Commodious Sample Rooms for Commercial Men  HAGGAGKTRANSFERRED KREK  HOT A- COLD PATHS  RATES Sii PER DAY.  J. 6. Greene, Proprietor.  CODDEN,B, C.

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