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The Prospector Feb 4, 1899

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 C^L.  J  ^y  .Pc,   , c L,AJ>  ��  t  a  JKTHE PROSPECTOR HAS BKBN#  ��'.  *   AJ'I'OIN'i'ED TIIK  OFFICIAL  *  *  %  Si  GOVERNMENT   GAZETTE     *  For South Basl Kootenay.  Vol. o.  yORT  STEELE, B. C.  SATURDAY,  FEBRUARY: 4, 1899.  ��  *  A^^K^S*^^****^*******  i'   THE   PROSPECTOR   CON-  ��  ���>S   TAINS ALL  PUBLIC NO'S  ;K   TICES AND GIVES THE  #    LATEST TELEGRAPHIC  ��"���  ?K   AND LOCAL NEWS.  No -4.  ���FAIRLY IN IT.  ! igalion  te  W  Am a Revenue Producer Enst,_Koote-  ,    nay Stands Third on tho List.  The public accounts of the  province lor the fiscal year ending Juno 30, 1698, received at.  the Government office at Port'  Steele, show a' total revenue of  $1,439,623, against SI.383,045 for  the preceding year. West Kootenay is first with ��292,595 to its  credit; Victoria "city second, with  $108,470; East Kootenay third,  ,= with   $58,151;   Vancouver' city.  $34,357.  ? The  above splendid   showing  - will astonish the people of tho  province as   it    has    done  ,the  .  people of East Kootenay.  In tho year 1893 'the'.-returns  ("were as follows: West Kootenay, $77,031; Victoria city,' ��93',  , 212;   Vancouver,   $47,601; ' East  ' Kootenay, $14,019!  ��� ' .There are several items, , that  helps to swell the. Victoria city  contribution, such as registrars  fees; timber dues, and mortgage  , taxes,   w,hich are derived from  'the whole province.,  "' As the figures stand, East and  West * Kootenay .and Victoria  city, show a substantial increase  of revenues. In East Kootenay  about 90 per cent of its increase  filias'been in South- East Kootenay.      _ ^ J_  Kootenay's    contributions    to  ' the provincial/treasury',during  1898, ' was   $44,459 *' from    land  . sales, $6SU22from' free miners'  licenses, and $62,690 from gener-  -,al mining receipts.        . ,.  ,- Tho revenue of East Kootenay  i'or last year was $58,151., .Qf  . this amount $9,921 was .received  i'or land sales; $712 land revenue; and $402 timber?leases;' $0?  827 Free Miners Certificates;  $9,827 mining' receipts;' $7,860  ��� licenses: $2,502 finesr'67862 revenue tax; $3,898 -real property  fax; $980 personal property lax;  '$7,343 wild land tax; $681 mineral tax.  East Kootenay is just beginning to put forth its energies in  a most .satisfactory manner. The  splendid showing of the past  year indicates great things " for  the future. .We have here all  the valuable metals of commerce  besides a coal field unequaled on  the continent, a comparatively  near market for all our products,  and the completion of the rail-  ' way, with its branches to Fort  Steele, Nortli Star mine and  Windermere, is all that is needed to procure whatever capital  is necessary to develop the mining resources of South East  Kootenay.  The Fort Steele and Windermere districts of East Kootenay  iire destined to be the banner  mineral producing " districts of  the province in the near future.  Add to these prospects the possession of a'climato as charming  as any in the world, and what  more does a man waul?  company. Tho former j  ,ie a bill'of,A. St. G. Hammers-j  ley, of Vancouver, to incorporate, a company tej build a line  from near Fort Steele to a point  where the Kootenay river crosses  the international' boundary line.  The Atlin Short Line as proposed will be a tramway over the  narrow'portage at the head of  Taku arm, near where the Atlin-  too river joins the arm. It will  run along the valley of the Atlin-  too to Atlin lake.     <==-  In connection with the work of  the railway committee it may be  noted that several most important clauses are being placed in  every, bill that comes before it.  These clauses may well be quoted in full:       ,. o  "The company shall be bound  to carry over its line of railway,  without charge, all persons  whose transportation, would  otherwise, be a charge against  the government of the province,  andals'oall members of the,, legislature."    ���    ' ���        ���,  "No Chinese or Japanese' persons shall be employed in the  construction of,the undertaking  or the working of the railwajr."  ','The preceding two sections  are hereby declared to be condi-'  tions upon which this, act is  passed,,  and   shall   be . binding  the. bond holders and all  .     ,      ...  persons in any' way inter-  ���-A  The Provincial House.  There was joy on the Government side when the premier announced that Mr. Tisdale had  been elected by acclamation in  Vancouver. But this did not  cause jubilation among the members of the Opposition.'.  Notice of motion by the Hon..  Mr. Martin, for a return showing  what , com panics required by  their charters to give security  for bona fide expenditures in surveys, and construction within a  specified time, have given such  security.  .RAILWAY'COMMITTEE'  ������' - ' ' I ��� . ' :���'��������� '. ���'������'.'  ,. The railway committee reported two bills to the house today.  They were the South Kootenay  Railway bill and that of the Atlin Short Leine Railway andNav-  upon  other  ested.in the said'eompany or its  property. In' case either of the  said preceding two sections are  violated, such "a violation shall  'work a forfeiture of all privileges granted, by this act, but. no  such forfeiture .shall operate except upon proceedings instituted,  in the supreme court of British  Columbia by, the attorney-general." - '    .  "The company .shall within  six months of 'the coming into  force of this act, deposit with  the minister of finance and agri-  culture^the slim of five thousand  dollars, either in cash or in securities approved by said .minister, as security that the company will expend not less than  ten thousand dollars in surveys  or construction of the railway  hereby authorized to be built be^  fore a certain fixed date. >and in  default of such expenditure the  aforesaid deposit of money or  securities shall be forfeited to  and become the property of the  government, and should such security not be deposited as aforesaid all the rights and .privileges  conferred - by this act shall be  null and void.''  "In case at any time the said  railway is declared by thc parliament of Canada to be a work for  the general advantage of Canada, then all powers and privileges granted by this act or by  tho British Columbia Railway  act shall thereupon cease and  determine."  SOUTH     EAST    KOOTENAY    RAILWAY   HILL.  Mr. Green moved tho second  reading of the Bill, and believed  it would have the ���.������support'., of  members on both sides of the  Hpuse^ as it was for a much  needed railway covering a portion of East Kootenay, which  would be much benefited by the  railway. The company was prepared to go on; with-the work.  The mineral resources of the  district had reached, a state of  development that , called for  means of transportation.  , The Bill was read a second  time, aiid brdered.to.be committed at the next sitting of ' the  House.       ...-,���''    ���     ;    y  E. Small, Cranbrook, is  visit-  Kiniberloy Notes.  (Corru.spoiielonce of The Prospbctok.)  The North Star Mining Company are now working three 8  hour shifts in the largo compartment shaft, which is now down  17C) feel, and in heavy mineralized, rock. As tho management iu-  teuds to cross-cut from the 100-  foot and 200-foot levels, as soon  as this point is reached, groat  discoveries are likely to be heralded from the' Kimberley camp.  The force of miners is being increased" steadily.  STEMWIiVDER.  The Stemwinder is looking  better than ever in the new tunnel, and work is' being pushed  ,with vigor. r Tlie last 30 feet of  the tunnel is in solid _ore which  improves in value with each foot  driven. So far the.ore deposits  in the camp appears to be a co  nundrum; lead, silver, copper  and gold lying in close . proximity, in such large bodies as they  are found in the North Star and  Sullivan grerjups, leaves room for  the evolution of new theories in  the mining" line. " All that is  known at the. present time, is  that 'Vast bodies of galena and  phrrhotite ores exist ih the locality. How large, or in what condition -Jhey, lie, will remain for' the  future development of the properties to ".determine, which no  doubt will be at an early day.  ���" SULLIVAN  GROUP.  o  The Sullivan mine., has begun  working with their new hoist,  and are working to reach the  200-foot level. The, superintendent intends" to push the ;work  with the.utmost vigor, in order,  to-be" in .'shajje'for . the'- employ,-,  ment of a large force, as'soon as  the branch rail way. to Kimberley  is constructed. .        -  b ' '  NEKO.    '  '  , It is reported that the owners  of the Nero "and Biscuit Fraction  will'put a number of men, at  work developing the property  as soon as the season will permit. .The Nero is an extension  of the Hope, one of the Sullivan  group, and is considered a good  claim/but work will have to be  done to determine the extent of  the ore body.  GOODY  FRACTION.  Development work' will commence on this property at an  early date.  The' new townsite office is  about completed, and a number  of buildings are under construction. The townsite agent, Mr.  Estmore, reports real estate  business in Kimberley as brisk  since the beginning of thc New  Year.  paratus all ready for ��iteration  as soon as the season will permit. -  This is a new departure in  placer mining in this district,  though it has been successfully  tried on several rivers and  streams in British Columbia,  and there is no reason to doubt  but that it will meet with success  at either of the above places.  Bull river has been worked for  placer gold i'or many years by  small outfits, and considerable  gold obtained; this has been ac-  complishedc by means of wing-  dams, etc., On Wild Horse there  are .several hydraulic plants in  operation,and a large amount of  gold taken out every year.  The new departure will be the  means of establishing a new feature to the placer mining industry of" the Fort Steele district.  And will be watched with unusual interest, for if successful  there are other streams and rivers in the district where placer  gold is" known to abound.  Spokane Wants Crow's Nest Coal. '  The Spokane' Falls Gas Light  Company are building new bunkers of a capacity of 1000 tons.  This is being done so as to enable the company to handle the  Crow's Nest Coal?' A small consignment' has been received,  which proved very satisfactory.  It is said that the coal carries  only 3 per cei��t. ash, and is the  best coal in the northwest.  has heeg) denounced by a conspirator, but the police, by too  precipitately arresting four of  the plotters, enabled several  others to escape.  Will Commence Work. .  Word has been sent to ��� Mr. T.  Ede to have a 75 "foot shaft sunk  on the Hollander group of claims  which are situated on the left  bank of Wild Horse creek, about  4 miles from Fort Steele. Present" development work consists  of a tunnel 65.feet iu length,, and  a shaft 12 feet deep. The 'ore is  a decomposed ,quartz, carrying  gold, copper and some galena.  It is said there is a good showing of ore on this property.  Troops En Route.  San Francisco.���The Twenty-  second United States infantry "is  now en route from Omaha and is  expected here on the 29th. According to the -present arrangements the Ohio and Senator, the  transjiorts which are to carry  the regiment to'"Manilia? will  sail on the,31st of this month.  They have nearly finished loading.' , ���  Fiee Lead Ore.  The Miner has been informed  fx-om a reliable source that the  high joint"committee has come  to an understanding with reference to the importation of lead  ore and lead bullion from Canada to'the��� United States.���Boss-  land Miner.  ''   i      7     -  Big Chief.  The Big Chief mine on Boulder. is�� a "'dandy,, thg', richness of  the ore continues to improve as  depth is obtained, work still continues on the property.  Copper Crown.  Development still continues on  this property, the shaft is now  down 60 feet in a seven-foot  ledge of gray copper. A deal is  now on to' boiid this claim to  Spokane capitalists.  Ore Specimens.  The Prospector has received  a beautiful specimen of grey  copper from .the Delphine mine,  Windermere district." The specimen weighs about 20 pounds: tits  assay value is 286 ounces ,in silver, and S3 in .gold.'" <- With the  above came a splendid'sampleof  copper carbonate's from the  Swansea mine. - The specimens  are, most welcome, and" will add  very much to'the appearance-of  The Prospector cabinet.  Estella Mine.  The upraise from the main  shaft has boon carried up about  HO foot. A largo supply of air  pipe was shipped to tho mine on  Wednesday.  Victoria Contests.  Vauco uver, Jan. 26.���The  meetings in favor of the government in Victoria are a surprise  to everyone, even to Hon. Martin himself, and so successful  has been the Liberal campaign  that tho result cannot be foretold. The fight will be the most  desperate in the history of the  country, as on the election de-  ponds the resurrection of Turner or his political annihilation,  and tho advent Martin ism.  Presbyterian Church.  . As already announced i the  Presbyterian church social takes  place on Tuesday evening the  7th February. The church will  be open at '7.30 p. m., and the  social will begin , promptly at  8 p. m. It is evident from the  programme that a great treat is  provided for the audience.' ��� No  one should miss the cntortain-  ment. Come early. ' Tickets  nearly all sold.    Hurry up!  Victoria Bye-Elections.  (Special lo Tiik 1'itosi'i.t-roK.)  Victoria, ' Feb. 2.���Bye-elections today resulted in a victory  for the Opposition. Ex-Premier  Turner leads tho .polls with 1500,  Hall Mo I, McPhit^ipps 1434,  Government candidate Gregory,  1327, Stewart 1224. These figures are' not officially i certified,  but are correct for all practicable  purposes.  , Wot So.  The Cranbrook Herald says  that editor Grace of The Prospector was to have 300 men at ,  work on the Fort Steele branch  this week. This is not so as the  editor plainly , stated that the  railway company found' it necessaiy to remove the men to the  , '������ ,  junction so as to got them "from'  the clutches' of the 'Cranbrook ���  census, enumerator,' "Mr. Hot '  Scotch''. See! <���  ing at Fort Steele.  Victoria City is to have a new  daily newspaper, it will be called  .the Globe.  Will Put in a Dredging Plant.  Chas. H. Parson ot Golden,  B. C, has secured a lease from  the Provincial Government for,  the purpose of dredging Bull  river and Wild Horse creek for  placer gold. ,   .  We learn that Mr. > Parsons  is the agent for a large syndicate, who are fully conversant  with the situation, and have a  large amount of capital to back  the enterprise.  The machinery has all been secured and will- be. shipped to  Fort Steele as soon as possible,  thence to Bull river; though it  has not yet been decided as to  whether Bull river or . Wild  Horse creek will be the i.scene of  the first trial in search of the  yellow metal.  It is the intention of the company to have the dredging ap-  Oreg-on is Bound to Manilia.  Washington,���The Oregon is  not going to Samoa, but will go  straight ahead to Manilia, after  taking coal at Honolulu, according to officials at tne navy department. Tho dispatch of the ocean  going tug Iroquois yesterday  from San Francisco for Honolulu was not inspired by a desire  to change the Oregon's order,  for as a;matter of fact the navy  departmentarranged two months  ago to put the Iroquis to use as  a dispatch boat between San  Francisco and Honolulu, pending the' laying of a cable and this  trip was project at the time.  Of course the opportunity to  send dispatches to the Oregon  was seized by the navy department.  Don't Want It.  London.���The robbery of over  .��'60,000 from Parr's bank in this  city on Monday last, which has  been the sensation of the week,  took a dramatic turn today when  the chairman of the bank announced - at the meeting of the  shareholders that <i'40,000 in the  biggest notes had been returned  lo the bank by post.  Hand to Hand Fight.  Vienna.���In  the   lower  of  the  reichsrath  today  turbance arising   out   of  house  i  a  dis  racial  differences led to a hand:to-hand  fight between deputies. The  ushers finally succeeded in separating the combatants, but the  sitting came to a close amid a  scene of turbulence.  Sultan on a Kissing- Tour.  Constantinople. ���Sultan Abdul Hamid made his annual visit to  Stamboul by water today to kiss  the mantle?of the. prophet. The  usual elaborate ceremonies were  observed. Throughout the week  the police have been' taking extraordinary precautions to secure his majesty's safety and.  many arrests' have been made.  Yesterday they visited all the  drug stores and hermetically  sealed all deposits of chlorate of  potash. This was done, to alleviate the Sultan's fear of bojng  attacked by explosives.    '  The Franco-Italian Treaty.  Rome.-���The chamber of deputies today, after a wcok's'debate,  approved ; the Franco-Italian  Commercial Treaty by a vote .'of  220, to 34. One of the speakers  expressed the hope that a similar treaty would be concluded  with the United States.  Lee as Military Attache.  News York.���A dispatch to uhe  Times from London says:'  ' The British government has  decided to create a post permanent as| British' military attache  to its embassy at Washington.  Of course the United ' States  will previously have been asked  whether, such a ' step will - be  agreeable';to .it and will' have  given an affirmative answer.  Hitherto the British government  has-had military attaches attached to legations and embassies at Berlin. Paris, St.-Peters-  bux*g, Vienna, Rome, Constantinople, Teheran, Tokio and Pe-  kin.'  The first" British  military at  tacho.at Washington will be Cap-,  tain Arthur Lee, Royal Artillery,  who was for .nearly  five  years  professor of ^military topography  at the Royal Military college at,  'Kingston, Ont., and who accompanied     the    American    forces  throughout the Cuban and Puerto Ricau campaigns as  military  attache and   whose   article   on  American  regulars'in  a  recent  magazine attracted much  attention.     He  will  be raised to tho  rank of lieutenant-colonel in his'  new post.  Ship Went Ashore.  ' Margate, England. Jan. 26.���  The British . ship Hawksdale,  Captain Steele, from Hamburg  for Melbourne, went ashore on  Longsand today. The Margate  lifeboat saved-seven of he crew  and the Clacton-on Sea lifeboats  saved 17 more. Three of those  who were aboard the Hawksdale  including the pilot wore drowned by tho capsizing of one of the  ship's boats. ��  ���'   After the Sultan'* Life.  London.���The Constantinople  correspondent of the Times says:  A plot to assassinate the Sultan (of the Twentieth Century.  Carlist Gathering.  London, Jan. 27.���The Madrid  correspondent . of    the     Daily.  Chronicle  says: ��� Senoi"  Mellas,  the Carlist.deputy,.who was expelled from the  last. Cortes,-: in  May 1808, for a. speech in  the  Chamber   in   which   ho  used' a  scriptural quotation referring to  an, unfortunate ��� nation    whose  kings are boys, has just  held  a  'reception noHr.?-Muria. " Tt. was.  attended, by Carl is ts  enough   to  fill 30 coaches.    A riot is report- .  ed to have taken place at Pon.v-  raiula de Braeiamontc, .'in which  a rioter, was killed and a.sergeant  wounded.  Universal Jubilee.  London, ''Jan.  27.���Pope  Leo,  according to the Rome correspondent of the. Daily ���Chronicle'  contemplates an universal jubilee in 1900, to mark the, opening  i       /  %7 THE PROSPECTOR, FORT STEELE, B. C , FEBRUARY \ 18 j9.  Certificate of Impi ovemeuts.  NOTICE.  C.iriboo M.irsh Miucr.il Cl.iiiu situate in tlie''  ,Fort Steele Minini/ Division of n.tst ]\ooiru.i\  Plhtrlct r  Where located. About one mile from Hi,j  Creek running into Upper Movie Luke .mil  about four mile- uoi lit ��e -.1 of -aiel l.il.r  Take notice lh.it I. J. A. Hiirwv .i^ntyfor  tleeWlbertsi nn>l Kocite nuv Development Company Limited Liability, t-'ree M'li'-i - (V'till-  eate Xo ������"Of.J a' unil Fncleiick .1. JJ.i/i'n 1'ieo  Mlnei's (Vrntle.ito Xo ��� I.jW--' ��." imciid s'xtv  day-, from tlie; date hereof to apply to tlie, Mining Uccoielor jor a Ceiulk'.ue of Jnipion incuts  for tlie purpose of i>litaiiini|.r;i Cicnvn (Jriwr rl  tlie above claim  And fuiihe'i take- notle-e tliat actloii uiielei  ccctlon nr, must be eommenccd before tilt" Usii*  ��nee of such CcilUliMle of IuiproveinenK  ���lfl-5 J A. IIAHVIIY  Dated Ibis l!>th tiny of November, AD, I-1'"'  NOTicfi   '  ' Steniulnder Mine.nil I Ml"! situate In lb.'  Fori Mcele Miiimit i/v isiun of Last Kuiiun.iv  Dlstriet  H'lieie located sltii.ilu "im lleiiAlel). in  Mountain on the south bank of Mark ("r." k  Take nolle.' that I S'cil ,Ml'I.i o.l lun.iii  free; Miner's C'ertilio.i'i'>"'���> Ifi il>9 A Atteincv  for William MacKi'n/.ii'. Kici Mini r s iv-utl  cite No. IV>I A and D I) Mann 1'ieeilii.. i >  Ccrtitlcatu No. heVrn A. Intend si\U .lais frnm  the elate hereof to apple to the Mu.ain Kei'.'idt i  fora Ce-riillcate of luipiuvi minis, tor the purpose of obtaining a (Aiiiun ei-ant ol the; abc.i.  alairn.  And further take none e that ai'iion. u.i'l-1  Section^-? must be common, c d be ton 'ei l^s ,-  ance of such Cermkat." of Iuiprovi-meni  DaU'd  this,   twenty-eighth elaj  of N-hi n.-  ber, IS1)".  r4iMi NEIL MCLEOD C UKKAX   Altoin. >  NOTICE.  jn the v coricr <����� KfOTi;s^v  IIOLD13N AT I "OUT vi'KlCLi:.  Notice is hereby finen thai on the '-".ith .11\  of Septenibc i, 1M1S, it \��,;is orcle'ie cl by Mr. Justice Fell In. County Court Jueltic. that .lames J.1  Aiinstiuni; O'lU i:il Adiuiins.li.itor ol the  e'eitmiv of ICooienuv. be Administrator of ..11  and siiipiilai the Koods clialt'-N and credil of  John llu it let I or Spokane in the St.Hc of Washington, dee-ease il, intesiatec  Kie:\ pei son Indebted to the said deceased,  is ii'iitine'd lomul.ee p.i>int'iit foMUuilh to Ihe  uncle i sefned  12\iM pcison ha\iui; in possession effeils  belt>ii!.'ini,' to the deeta-eel is leijuiicel foitlnwtli  to uoulv 'he iindoisl,:ni'd  J-lM'.'v i-ieilnor oi other peisou liawiin any  claim uj.'ein oi inieie-l In lhe distiibtuion of the  jieisoniU I'niutt' of i.i. slid deeeased, lsioiiuliod  ���ttithln thiity d:ijs of 1 ills, date, to send by U'ir-  ls'.eied l.'ttri adi'.ressi ,1 to the uwlcislgued, hi*  ininu anil ..deli< ss and the full  paitleulnis of  Ills   el HUI   01    I MlTl*-' .���inli-ni'lic cif'15'  :...., uM   ..u.l liio iiliiun of ill.' m eUfity   (It tltiv i t-iicli eif tlio  MINERAL   ACT   1896.  (I'OHM   I' )  CnKTll'ICATH   Ol'-   l.Ml'UOVKMUNTS  NOTICE.  HALIJV  hi Id I.\ hmi ) efl. ��� tl-.'i'Miiiutii'M of Ihe satil  '!.il\ dii> i'i. Ailunliis*.lnt'ii vull J'lo.'ce-.l  mill llu c'.islMblitii.ii e.T lhe I'siuti', liuvliii; re-  t.. ilii>se eluiias c.iil), of ii'ilili lie sli'ill  h.i I untie. .  l'.ite il H .1'nl I "stec le this Till .1 ij   of (VI oi"  I -Is  ,1  r  y.;m--ti'os'(:       '  i OM ul  \.linnilsuat..i. f  r "  ha i  HLUCUKlt,   HKLCHr.li   .mil   OLD  M1NKUAL CLAIMS  Minuted in the foil Steele Minim; Uivlslon  e.f the 13.ist liTcHitc-n.iy Distiie t  Where localecl.-  Hlueher-- Near  M.nk  Oie-c k   aud sooth ol  the She, lock unil 'lamlet minei'iil claims  Uelehei.- Near Mink Cl eel:   and adjoining  the Shyloek mineial claim on the north.  , Old lialcly, -OiiAlaikCfele. K.ist Koolenay  and lyini; In tun n th" Ului'hei' HPil fatpnowiill  tfae'kson mineral elanns.    ,  Take nolic e lb il 1, William Kotleilek Kosi;,  at'liiiK .is iitji'iil roi the l|.islinx< 111 it IsliColum-  bla  Kxjileiittioii    ^jmiiijete,    Liuiiloil,    Free  Minn sCcrtllleaie No   rir.07   \. intonel,  slxlv  elajs from llio date heu-of, to apply lo tho Mln-  m>; Kceorelei- ^��� Q ffl-Uiieat.- of luiproveuicils  pus" ef oh; a In I m; n ("rovrn Uniul. for  above cl'iimi.  ���        Ami further lalto ll iti. .l  dial   aeiiou   unilc i  ' Seel a n $', must b. eomuienei ci before [he Issii-  [ anie of such tVilitli'i'lc of rinpion men Is  .        Daled llils lx\ c.iii\-inMill il IV of   Dee. inbei  1V.W  ,      I-II  BOWLING ALLEY  Kivernirio Avonuu,  I'^ort Steulei, li. (,'.  ALIIKUT LEE, l'UOPUI ETOll  Cigars aud Tobacco  Edisons' Phonograph  for ])fivuto jJiiriy. unil liomo aimirie'-  ineMit, Uic PlieiiKijri'.ipli ih jiibt tho tliinir.  AVh,\ noi {five it n 1rinl? Tcrnib rciihon-  iibk1, loavo onle'i's nl, tln�� Howliticr Alloy  Shaving irS? Hair Dressing Parlor  Opposite thc Orientnl Hotel  FORT   STEELE, B. C.  Liidies and Children hair oui ting  and ohainpooing.     *\11 kinds  of hair woi'k a specialty  A. J. GREZ,   -   -   Proprietor.  WM   15' UO1-.-;    |'. M. f  Nn   IM.."'! I  NOTICE:.  Y ( Ol'UT (.'  KOlM'l NAS  Ol,  N A I"   I o.t'V -sl'l I'.l.K.,  Iiiquori License.  NOTICE.   ,  Notice; Is herebj i;Uen that M cla\ ^ ait. .  date 1 shall appl\ to the fiold Coiom,^l��i .  for a transfer o��,ll.luor licei.se from lhe le. .1  Creek Hotel. Tote Uoad. Ferine to the bo\. i  Hotel corner of, Victoria Aienue and I \  Street. Ternie From Ale\ Stewart to t. /.  Smith.  FKAKK B. SJUTli.  Dated this Nov. 4th. , lij-"'  NOTICE.  Notice is hi leb.s  ilven thitt an  application  I will be in.ije to the l'arliaiue'ia of  C'lin.iilli.  lit  (he in \t s. S.S.OU theieof    foi   an  net  to  ineoi-  poran a e.n.ipauv  '.> i oniitinet.  mainuiiti au.l  , ..pi talc'a line . i lim s e>f l.-li .'i,.ph  la   (bo Dis-  iikH-i.f Yale all.! r.ist ami   West liooieuay. In  Hi" I'niMii.'e ..f 'ti ui.��h I'elutiil.Ia. anil io i.iake  lonnii'lioci  with  lhe  tin.' ui lines of an,\ Tt'.e-  , K'raph I'.uupaiA iu the  I lined Stafs of  Amei-  , leu,, or with ,iuy telititapli  or te lephouo eou.-  , p.iin 'which  is'now  or h.Meatier may be em-  ' poweicd toeain ou busim ss !u iho litsii-iels in  I itiii sunn oi in uii ollu i poition  of  llio   I'n.i-  ' im o e.f Hi-itish t'oluutbi.i, \eilh powei',li> soil cor  , lease' ihe I'omp,.n\'s line oi hues  io any Mich  ; I'ompin*' or io aimil|.raimi,U< the iiuileil..kinn of  NOTICE.  Thc   British   Columbia Southern   Uaiiwaj  Company mil apply to the 1'arliamc.nt of ('ai.-  ada atPits next Session for an Act authormiu  the (Company to proceed to construct  Us erst-1  ern section as ctcsenbed in the Act w-HI \n-Jfo,  toria.   Chapter   30,   until  the lirst   or Janu- ,  ary,   1004:   and   to   anthorbe   the-   Comp.in; (  -to    construct    or    acquire'   and     to     op":   i _  ate a  railway between a'pomt on  US'line of. ���  Tiiilwav in the neinhborhood of Tort Steele .'nil [ ��  a point at or neai Golden on the, Canadian ,ra-  olflc Uaihiay, bv a   route   having   the  same  (renoral (lire ction as the valleys of thoColum-  ' ma and  Kootenav  Uivers,  and   also   branch  lines therefrom not rxcreduifi in any one case  thirty miles in length    '  Iiy order of the lioarel,  H. CA.MPIIKLL OSWALI5, Seeietary  Montreal, ,10th November, IbfiB '. >     5l-~  ',,.(1. .Q �� i. r In flu n (ll It ou the s-lh .III  cl .,- ii, i'l^'> |i ^,.s ->i.{ind bv Mr. Jus,  . ���>>! <voii.,iy e^'.Mni Jinh'e. thai .1.lines 1'  V.v *��� ...���'i>;IU il Adimiu.stratoi of I'.in'oiiiiti  . i - a .'. I.*'A.liniiii-liiiioi of all and sinu'u-  i       ,'    i i. ids cii.il" Is .un! en dit of  roiuiniile  e '    .'     .  .s. c',    ule s' it.  v   11 {. tv���, m.it hi, .1 ui tin* said cle'veasc'il  s       nn   u ... ii..i.,e ..Liiii.ii.   roilhwilh  to lhe  ���. a isi.i...'  i     >   'himvi  lii-iii1.   "i 1'Osse.s-ion oitci'tn J tin Cuu p mi will, that of auj other such com-  .'  i       'i^-i   ih-.It Lia-ed is lei-imritl forlhwllh ' pai y oi companies, or lo enter into any and all  ��� I'l'-i. un... r-iirn. cl 1 su. le'eoiitiaets, u^teeiiients or anangomentt.  v . i. e.iiiir 11 oilier i"-Tson haiin^ an> ."i'i iV. tmnsmissiou and e.\eha.'iKO of messiifjes  -' u ��� r iii-.. n si ci ihi distiibution of llu ' aui'i ilismb.itiou ol' iuu's of cliaiKO with  anv  r-  ' i, ,sii.i'i.'i;.i sj.iidt ceased isivi;uired , othei  such eompauy e>r companies as may be  - ,'i'  , ri.'-'i a;i>s ot ih's date, to semi by nv- ' deeiued lucessarj  ��r cxpedicnl for lhe pui-  ,, .��� 'u r ...V.-. sm',> to the u'lilersiunea his ( pose V of the Company so to be Incorporated as  j    ��� ���i. 1 ..e;.,r--^. am. .in   Jull "particulars of   afoies-iid.  :. s-i��� ;.( or ..it. r%.s: and a sui enier.t of his ac- j     , Dated at Victoria, 11.  C.  the "3rd  Dcceui-  r-.^i  she  ii.'u.e <���!  lhe sei'unt;. iif ati5 ' btr. Is3�� ,  ,i.      !,   .1-jii i    Afiei the expiration of the ��a."el ]     ��� 1IODWKLL As DUFP,  ���������   ,  .'.a.-   tu."  Aii-iinistnkicr   mil   proteed r-s-   o   ^        SolKitois for tho Applicants.  nut. lb.  . s>.��L(,iui,.ofi i.l th-- ts-tate. havunr re'- 1 ;   i... e. i>�� t'wv1 clai  hit' ' !i..d,'|. I'.iif  .    |. d al i-"ori St��ele th.s ;th dcy of Decern-'        Notice is hei-eby Klvcn,  that Unity   days  l-'.s '      -    (i  i after date I shall apply  lo  the Gold Counnis-  J   V. AKMSTKONG.       , .-.loner for a license to letail liquor   on  the  I.'-        f OiKcial Adimn.strator j premises knonn as'the Koy.il Hotel, situated  ; . 1 at Kimberley, 1). C. .  Why Not Invest In  KIMBERLEY  Tli�� Uadvllle ol Easl Kootenau  1A miles from tho famous  Noutu Star niiiio. 1} miles  from iho Sullivan liiiiio.  .'illy of vbic-h ho.shall  NOTICE.  Noui'Jy   200   ninioriil , cliiiius' surround  lvLMDKUljKV and (tupond on   it  for supplies  The- terminus of the Nortli Star  Railway Branch  ��� ICLMBBLiLiKY is not a boom town,  for surrounded by thc LARGEST SILVER-LEAD MINES IN THI'] WORLD  it must1 necessarily become ��� a 'large  city ,,  For a safe and profitable investment buy lots in Kimberley  B. P.COOK.  Livery,   Peed   and   Sale   Stable.  .Fort Stoelo, \i. C.  TJ5AMINU <">!'" <\I4i IflNIJS SOIJCITEO.  I  D. L. 5ETTCHEN  ?{f Tlie   Jeweller *Jf  -Prrofessiorial.  Four Sibki.i; Di:vkijOI'.mi:kt Svnujcatx��iub  1% Leailcnhall Street, London  iinrlauci.  N. A. WALLINGER,      ' FORT STEEL.E^  J'OST OKt'lCE JJOX 6.    '  WATCHKS KHl'AIWI'lIi anil SATISFACTION  L I ��  ' CUAKANTICIIU.  T Tl O M A S    M o V IT T I.TJL  P.!w.S.  ct-  C.B,  Fort Steele B.C.  (I  //. /..  (7 UMAIJjVS  P.I,. ,S\   <(:  O. E.  "Port Rleelo B.C.'     '���  b'ou'j' StkI';li';.  B.   C.  W. It. Kcis-i        ' li. vv, [Jmie;iiMEjt.  RQSS & IIERCnMER.  K,in istoih ���      Solicitors  NOTMtlES PUBLIC  COMVr.YANCERS. . .  Fori   Steele,  B.   C  TEACHER WANTED.  i  Asrintant  Teacher   wanted   for   tbe  Fort Steele- Public .School���nuibt  have  a Provincial l.'ertiricate'.    Apply to  K. L. T  Galbk.vITH  Secretary  NOTICE.  Notii'o is heieihy siven that the partnership  ln'reloroio suhsistms hotween us the unelor-  siL'iii'el as mail rontractore, has this daj* been  elissolve'il hv mutual consoni. ���  All elohts owinir to the said partnership are  to hi' pani lo W. I) Kerfoot at Golden ".n the  lJroviiii'o of llritish Columbia anelj.all claims  .iKimisL the' said pailnoiship are to bo presented io iho siucl W. IJ. Kerfoot by whom the same  will he' si'Uled.  IJ.ile'd at C.iludry. in the District of Alberta  this HClli day of Not ember, A. D., 18IW.  Signed    \\r. D. KKRFOOT.  50-KI 1. C FULMER.  NOTICE.  We6are prepared to winter  horsts three  miles below Elko, at Sheep Mountain     Good  water  anel   pasture,   IKK)  acres   under   fence.  Terms reasonable.  WALDO & INGHAM.  NOTK '-:. .   ..  Noi lee Is hereby kIvci "-.u .tppilrnnon will  1>e made to the' I.onlslatie o Assembly of lhe-  Province of Ililiish C'olumlii.i al ils'next Se-s-  Bion for an Ael to amend the ICooten.iv (Hid  Norlli Wcsl Hailwnv Company'-, Ae'l 1MIS by  eonlliiiiIiik and ooiisolidalliiu In Iho Kootriiav  ' ��nd Noilh Wcsl Kaiheav Company all the-fi.in-  ���hisos. liulils and powcis i,'r,niti'cl by iho lO.ist  Kootenay leaIIway Acl. ISfllT. to Iho Kasl  Koeite-nny Ui'll��ny t'onipany and planted bv  the: South Must Iveotenay leaiKav Act  1KP8 lo the South I5:isi Kooleiniv Uailwaj Oiiin-  panv and puiehiiseil or oilieiwisc: .irciuntil bv  thc said Kootenay and Noilli Wcsl Hailuay  Company anel to extend lhe lime or lime's  llmlli'd in the said Acts or anv or them for the-  commencement, anil completion of tlio woiks or  any pin I ihereof aulhoi i/cel by the said Acts or  any of them and extending the lime or Kiving  any sccurllv or the ilolnif or any aels fora  period or lliiec. ye-ais and loi ('Mendoel powers  anel lor all siii'h othei imwois as may be ncces-  mrv to fnllv anel completely c.itiy on and op-  <eiale: lhe-Horks armesaid oi any of ihe'm.  Uateel this Hih da\ of IJccembei. I8!'s  McITIltilill'S & WILLIAMS  Solicitors for the Applicants  NOTICE.  Notic-c is lii-ii-liv jjui'ii that.ippiic.ition will  be inailc to ih'' l-i ni>-l.iii'" Assembly of the  Province or Bntisli Colniiibi i at the next  Session Ihi'icol livlhe N'onliStar anil Airow  Lalee IMilve iv fVirnji.miv ror .in Act umrnelintr  Se-clion Idol tho N'oith Star iml Airow Lake  Railw.u Ad I."'1- h\ I'Mi-ndnii.' tor one yen  tlio lime within \e in. h iho sum of'I'i n Ihiiusand  doll.iis iu the sncl Sic tion ini-niioni d shall be-  expended and fit'th> r in in.iiii.l the Acl i)\  neldmir as .1 thud "sect oi 10 tin-srh.-dnle th.'i.'-  of the winds .1 i.ul'e.iv ri.im .1 point .Uornc.u ,  Foi t su el. in. the Inn-ol r.nlw.i" meinion>-.l m  in, i,,.,sHii..ii.-riiii- s,.���,i.,���  ..j ih.- m-'st j YEARLY CLUBBING RATES  fe.i-il.l.  1 '"I.  <<> ' p..int 1' o-'11 .ir iiold"ii  Hated  at   V.c miii    il   (      tins in:h il iy of  N..v.,���.,r v ��  i"- i      NEW     YORK     WORLD  ri.i.l .^ ';i:i.i;"i:v  s-ol.c itors  f .1   in-   Ninth   ^tar .ii.tl Arrn-.e  Lake Hailw.i. ' i.mp.inv  Ih'  Appli'anls   Vi. "  C. E. FINCH.  Dated this 7th day or January, 1809.       _-G  FOR SALE. ,  An Amalgamator for working- free  millinjr quartz. Saves over 00 per cent  of Q-olcl. Weisjht with power 2S.0U0 lbs.  in Maue sections for Packing- to mountain f hum.-. Can be seen near the St  IZuircne .Mis-ion.  For Pai'ticulat'a apply to  ,1. A. IIAKVKV. Port Steeled B.C.  | T. 'C. ARMSTRONG  ���  Fort Steele, B. Q  Manufacturer rpf<  Tinware, Galvanized Iron, Sheet  Iron,   Stove Pipes and  Copperware  BUILDINGS HEATED and VENTILATED  Plumbing,  Pipe  fitting  and  all  kinds of sanitary work  ftir Tight���Hot Blast Stoves  Hydraulic   and   Air   Pipes   for  Mines    .  BOX 835  FORT STEELE  CHAS. ESTMERE  Sole Agent.  PORT STEELE and CRANBROOK  JONES & 13AE  Port Steele,  B.C.  c  ' Genera! Biacksmit'i.  HORSE SHOEING,  AND JGESifiG.  Mining   Work    ay Sp^.o.  X.    EDE  jANDM iii id MINES  notary public  , ' conveyancer:  Fort Steele/  b. c:  GRASSICK   &   DEKPyy.  "    ' \ ,  CONTRA CTO1 * :��� -  .   ' AND      *  BUILDERS.  Fiirt   Steele   B.'o  DAILY^STAGE AND'MAIL  SPECIAL  ATTENTION  PAID  JOB  WORK.  TO  Stage will leave   Fort Steele  every day at 3 p. m.  i Stage   will   leave   Cranbrook  every morning at 9 o'clock.  FARE ROUND  TRIP $1.50  SINGLE FARE $1.00  ��__,,    COHN  TAILOR  'AND IMPORTER OF , ���.  ,;  FINE WOOLLENS  . e.  Rocky Mountain Avenue  Fort Steele, B.C."  i o  J. .1. Lamont  Contractor and Builtior  Fort Steele, B. C.  1   .i m  -   dn.iiur J. A. Ilarvey..  ,     - HARVEY & McCARTER'.  tin, i /������to.-,.   Snlicilorii,   Notaries^PutShCt  t 'tinretninrei'f. etc.   <  l-"'">U'l^.l3TI_l_LK. B. C.  .  . .'Ill s'.OlvL bTATIOX and GOLDEN  '"Ol e.:;CTIONK      PROMPTLY      MADE;  E. J. WALSH, C. E.  M. CAN. SOC. C. 'Ii.   ,    '  ,<.iu."ilv un ciiKinrpiiiifr sUiir'of'Depure?-  ' mi m t'.ulunvs anil C'.iniilt,, Canada, itnd latti  . in < irti.uf iho 1'ublfc  VVoiUs  DciKirtment o��  i 111'-' '^e en aid lil.inds.  SnivisVs. Plans, Estimates and  1 I.'Ri'Oirrs for Sioiviyc Jveservoirs,  FiJ-  '..���!' ,'ie.(^.��� Writer Work?., Sanitation.,  , ScwcJ ii^e' .'nul Ltind  Druiniiirp,  liTiya-^  lioo.   L'iiIjIh;, Koudb and Ui-idges, Kail-  ���.'.n-y.-. Td.unwuy- &c.  'Ottawa, Ontario and    ' <*  '.  . Port Steele, B. C.  .'J oJ(ie>rnj)iiic address:��� ,    '  : . '   WALSH, OTTAWA.  '    ; FORT STEELE  Assay       Office  (IXtnbli^hcd 1893) ,  1'VVALLINCER  Ilie  New York and East Kootenay  OBI:   TWO  YORK  THHICK-.\-\Vi:nK KIJ1TION  llc.1    l��.ipcr   :it   tlio    l.micM  I  l��.ipcr   .-it   tlie  IM. P.lpci-  Piicc  in i.  1 H 11|��   \ '.  NOTICE.  , .l\II> IN'.'  IM C.ICI'cl! * I lii.s  Ncu. i i^ In ti In -in i. ih.it .ippLcnion >iill  hemicle .il I'll in \t >. s^ion .)' tl . L^ri-Lnlie  AescmliK fr r tin- I'"-.ii Pi' .if Hrineli Ci.lunil))..  for .in Ac I .u.ui.ii'/.ii^ li ��� In. ."In'' ui'. n ft ������  Conn.in. i" (���-"'..: i(. c.!������ . H' .1 .in- > f  rnilw.'.v ii'iiim m "-' -. - ���"' " " '"' ''"  Br.uvh I iiliiuiliia N,iqii.;n :..iii i n (..k.hii  ns tin' (ini - N'. si lJ.i-^ K i.l�� i- I" '*. ' n .'-il.  Ki..ii .uic! ill. tciv.- ..f V. ,ir.!n. r the i . i i.oulv r-  ]\ iimii.nilii Im~i ..( ih> !:....' \I...!���.��� i p-  nnc! ll't is'i'.i .... I.ii-i ...(.I'.i. I .. t ''..i.'  nl..in.- tin �����- -.ic'. ..ll.' '' ' '.i Li'.' '"  Tain ire iU i'i 'in- ".tiili --1- ��������� "��� "''��� ���'>"'  011/ ' 1 ii'n.ii'.M. fno' ..' 1 l |.e ' I' ..c. ii ..  L.il..' tin ni c .linn ' lie Liri< i i; .���!��� ..u.l  Trutil L.1I1' In Hi. Lupii" Air.m L.ili< s i "i.  ne'i nn.' it sunn |".mi .. iu. i n I.c i.. Kt'.li. .in I  Arrnu I.i!.'. -i ru 'In K'. . i 'M..I . .'.'I \'ii..��  J^.il.. I.i ... n I ...i i. i .1 ' -.''I * "��� "���'Il '"'  tci i ..il-ii ..Iii'       ,.     .'. l!i   '" '.'"     ' *��� '  riilinili ' Ir'.m si,i ii p.iml ll. l ,i. "i >A Id H'.r .  unil I.i uis Cii . I.s ,.i ', I.c S.ulli Si .i M.n- '(..Iii  5)n��. i In iip. i it. ll" inI I. ''I��. '��� ��� UL' r li  me II). i I "si" .mi ... I i. . 11 . l' p' ii' i " ^ 'I I"'  jin.ii l Ic. c ..i Inn I mil c pi i in I i. I. . i ip'i "i  (I'll pli.iin ll i" in i mill, wll'ill nth sin ll li ill i i\  mill Willi .'ill i.Uiri' usual pnwiirs. rlirlilv nnil  pi'ivili.'iri'H.  ' i  'i tut i'i! at l'"in'l. Sti.i'li.'. Aui-'iist lilli IHiiS. j  iiai."'vi|:y.& Mi-i.'Airi'KK.     j: j  Si.lii-itors I'tir'Appiii'iiiils:     :t.'.-    i  !A    YEAR   FOR    ONE   DOLLAR  !       \i�� (,un]) \^- a ua;lv at this i'kici:  ior A  WLLKLY  J     I)ui'iii��r   thf   .S|i.in^l]-Aiiieriu:in   war  I Tim: Tiikici:-^-\\*i:ek Woiilu proved  Ills     erivat     1,lllH-    111     tho    pi'OH]])tllees.  'li(i]'i)ii^hiic-s ,ui(! accuracy of its ro-  ij.ciil- fimii nil the -cvne's of hiiport.'int  c\'c ni- It uu-a-ii-cfnl as. a daily to  tlie read--], and it will be of eijii.il value  in reporiin<r the in-eat and compliealed  qiie-tions which are now licfore the  American people  It ]>i inN lhe He us of nil the world,  li.u \n<s -in clai cnM'es|)Oiidi-iice from all  i]]i)ioi't.iiil ii' w-> jiomls on the ^lolie. It.  h.is liiilll.iul illiisli-alion-, situ li-s by  _'i.-at iiullioij'i. a capitiil limiior p.i<ie.  i-ompl"!'-' markets, depart inei.ih lor lhe  bou-< hold and uomich'i- iuii If and other  sjjc-i-Ki] ih jifii liin-nlsol iiriiiiii.il interest  V. ���'off'i Ini- iiiieijiialh d lieu-jiajiei  ii-d   Tim.   I'Kfisri.cioi;   tfjj.r< I In i    mi"  IF YOU WANT A GOOD MEAL  Go to the  MONTE   CARLO   RESTAURANT  On Riverside Avenue  William' Robinson, Proprietor  M10ALS   AT   ALL   IIOUIIS.  PHOTOGRAPHS  A.  K. FRAISCJS,  Photographic Artist.  \e,U    fdl    -'.'���'. <ll>  Tin   i. /'il.ir  I v. n p.lp< hi"  snl.-ci ipl inn pi n c (II I he  I .".0.  Studio, Government Avenue, north  thc Presbyterian Church.  Outside Views a Specialty.  of  G. ARNOLD  i.    i 't    Makes regular trijns from Port  Steele Junction to Port Steele.  FREIGHT OR EXPRESS  -Delivered  on  day of  arrival.  Leave orders with  " M. A. BEALE.  the  EXCHANGE <s? SAFE DEPOSIT CO.  Kauttman House  MOYfE CITY. EAST KOOTENAY. B.C.  The above Hotel has been  recently, erected,   and neatly  fur  nished throughout.  &   NELSON,  MATORSO-  AMALGA���  Sumplcb may be left at Assay office or-'  .vith K. A. Klton et Co.  J. GRICE, D. D. S.  Graduate Philadelphia Dental Colleger  DENTIST  Riverside   Avenue,  FORT STEELE, B. 0.  Th  Cosy and Comfortable Rooms  c   Bar   supplied ( with    tho  brands of Liquo'i'h und Cij,ra  BEST  rs>.  'headquarters for mining men.  Triinsiicts ii gonoriil collecting' mid exchange business.  DRAFTS, CHECKS, TIME CHECKS AND  ACCOUNTS CASHED.  GEORGE GEARY.  Moyie Hotel  Atoijie Gittj, B. G,  J.T.OJL  TniRTY-TflNTH TEAR,  and SCIENTIFIC  n  NOTlC��.  Mr'. Tlioinii.i   l'iil.i  lias 1'f-C'ii  iippciiilt'il cur.  ����0nt.' t'l   Cl.lH'I'l.   TllK.'.lMlOSPKC.'Tl.lll'Sill'I.'llUlltS  iukI Ills rcce'liit will 1"- (i si.iflli'icnl (Hsclinrpr.  NOTICE.  ��� .Wiliin-is lii'i'.-.i.y id'vttii Mini���lio ilnys iifli-r  ilnic- I. iiit.i.nf.l lc iipiiiy I'i tin. Oiilii ('i.iiiiiiissii..ii-  ..���r for i. Ik-ens.' In sell liilnxiiialiiij.' Iic|iini- Iiy  rdt.-iil al. Mir: Li.i.p, Ilnti-1 sil.imio ul, AVIIsonvillir  cm lhe. Loop i.r j;,ll..i C'rciw's Nr.st. I'iihs lillilway.  in t.lio Dislrict (if I'"asi Kciolc.iiay. .SciilIici-ii  lii\-isifiti.  Dated this .7Ui December. 18f'8.  1-3 JOHN UIDGOOD.,  24P.-i^i  s  Weekly   :   Illustrated.  INDISPENSABLE  TO MINING MEN.  $3 PER YEAR, POSTPAID.  ,  ,*<i:nif mil j-mihpm. <'i>i*r.  MINING--Sci^itific PRESS  3.\0 MAREET ST., SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.  Drafts issued p;iy:ible in Ciinuda and  the United States.  PALMERS BAR HOTEL  DALMIiH S 1IAR   11  ('  ARCHIE MeLEOD,  PROPRIETOR  READ.  THE PROSPECTOR.  Truvdllcr.s- will Iind f.hi.s liol,cl( 1,11 o  nio.st.cejiiil'oi't.ablo on t.licjrouto to 1 Vrry  CrcCk and (Irou.se jMountain.  KVERY1TIING' FIKST  CLASS.  Livenj, Feed & Sale Stable.  Fori. Steele B.C  SADDLE & PACK HOKSI5S.  u:a.mjxg of all kinds a sjm:cialty  mrs. dimmick>s  LODGING    HOUSE  i  And  homo foi" I.he sick, or for  kiilies during confiiieinonl.  Uvtik   Wall, Al.  U:,-Medical Attendant  ���Tor terms tuidress ! '  I'Mr.st. class accommodation for  travoC���  ling  public.     A  well .slocked bar-  ci      C.'ood ylabling.  G. CAMPBELL, PROPRIETOR.  Teams leave Port Sieele.Tuesdays Fridays  and Saturdays  at".  7 a.m. i'or Elliott's Landing, connecting with   boats   for   Moyie;  City.  Boatrf can be had any day at Elliott's-  C. E. ADAMS  PIONEER  BARBER SHOP  Everything Strictly First Class..  Neai door to the Prospector.  WOOD    YARD  Corner of Galbraith Avenue and  ' ',' '     lie Street.  Los���  Leave . Orders with Ike" Water Delixeriy  .   Man.  Mrs. Diinmick, Fort Steele. | GRANT   BELANGER, Proprietor." THE'PROSPECTOR; FORrl   &TEK1.K.  R. C, FEBRUARY I, 1&<J0.  ��*4��  ��fc*  ��A��   *#��� ~  *^.* "if.* *^*  '"*'' 5  *  -"   Ut  ft  ^^^^^^^^E^S  IX   PAYS   TO   TRADE   AT  .t. .*, .$. *t.  '5 ���>��   ��������  i,1  At   Fort  teele   and   Cranbrook  Prices the Same at Either Place  .'MOST COMPLETE, STOCK IN trtST KOOTENrtY EMBRACING FULL, LINES OF  f c    ,   ' - �� /i  " C r; '  Shelf and Heavy Hardware Groceries, Clothing  ��� 0    Machinery, Mill Supplies   .* Dry Goods, Hats  Paints, Wallpaper. Glass Footwear, Ladies and  and Furniture Gents Furnishings  Prices all right.      No one undersells us  '. *  Aft'':  Estimates made on large quantities of Mining Supplies  i ' ' ' C t ' '  ���  ���  Ift  to  ��he ffctf#pecto*.  , SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4.   1899.  '   YACHT FOB,THE aTJEEN.  jL   Hoyal   Pleasure   Boat   For   Her  Majesty.  Queen Victoria may soon enjoy the pleasure of a cruise on  feer new yacht, the largest,.ever  built. The new'royal yacht, the  name for which has not yet been  definitely '.chosen but .which  will probably be called the  -- Prince Albert, is now so far advanced that it is expected that  she will be launched next March.  The first keel plate was laid  Dec. 23, 1897, at the government  dock yard at-Pembroke, by Mrs.  Watson, the- wife of Captain  Burgess Watson, the'superintendent of the dockyard, with .elaborate ceremony.  ���The British government has a  remarkably well-developed faculty of keeping its business to  itself. The gates of the dockyard rarely open, even to British citizens, and almost never to  foreigners. Consequently, al  though all Englishmen in gener-  ' al and yachtsmon and naval architects in particular have, been  ��� burning with curiosity to know  what Queen Victoria's now yacht  will bo like, ever since parliament appropriated money to  build her, nothing is known  about her except tho meagre do-  tails the admirality has seen tit  to give out. No one has seen  her except the officers and workmen who have business in the  dockyards.  English curiosity became so  clamorous a short time ago that  the admirality decided to depart  from its declared-policy "of-maintaining absolute secrecy about  the royal yacht so far as. to give  out some of the principal dimensions of the vessel. y      :  The' new yacht is to be 380 feet  in length by 50 feet beam. Her  draught is to be 18 feet arid her  displacement is to be 4,600 tons.  This will be by far the biggest  yacht ever built. William K.  Vanderbilt's yacht Valiant,  which has passed muster for a  pretty good-sized yacht, is small  by comparison with' Queen Victoria's new .pleasure craft'.     The  Valiant is only 332 feet long,   39  feet beam and 16 feet draught.  Her   gross   tonnage   is   1,823-  Howard Gould's Niagara is still  smaller,' being 272 feet in length,  35 feat beam and 16 feet draught:  The new.royal yacht is as large  as the cruiser Baltimore, larger  than the New Orleans and ^ much  larger than the German Emperor's yacht Hohenzollern.     The  Hohenzollern   is   nothing more  than a protected cruiser, ������ armament,   protective deck and all,  with quarters fitted  up for the  emperor.   '   The   British   royal  yacht   on   the other hand will  have none of  the qualities of a  cruiser, but will be a yacht pure  and simple.  , The, hull is built of steel,  sheathed with wood and covered  with copper She will be provided with double bottoms. She  will have three funnels and two  masts.  Speed is to ,be an important  consideration. The yacht is to  have two sets of triple expansion, four-cylinders, driving twin  screw and having an indicated  horsepower of 11,000. The high  pressure cylinder of each engine  is to be 26 1-2 inches in diameter,  the intermediate cylinder 44 1-2  inches in diameter, and the two  low pressure cylinders 53 in  di-  deck's. - It is estimated that by  the" time the ' royal' yacht' ,is in  the water she will have' cost  .��237,533. Although no information concerning the arrangement  fitting and furnishing of- the , interior lias been given out, it may  reasonably be surmised that her purpose .when he went home',  majesty will be fairly comfort- !~ 1---1--- *     (1 ' ���r-  able oh board, since it is estimated that the finished yacht, will  cost ��300,000;. or, in round numbers, $1,500,000.���Chicago Bee-  cord. '   <  being  Of An Old School?  . Some good stories are  recalled of the Rev. James Oli-  phant, at one' time parish,, minister of Dumbarton. Commenting  one Sunday on the casting out of  the legion of devils,, he exclaimed:��� ���    ' '   i    ��  "Oh, if it had only been0the  Lord's will to hae drooned a'  the devils, big and wee, as well  as the swine, it would hae been  a God-send to this puir devil-ridden warld. We could wee hae  spar,ed them." On one occasion  when he was dealing with the  Temptation and Satan's offer of  the kingdoms of the world and a  reward as a worship of him, he  broke forth thus���"What a boun-  cin' auld vagabond! Oh, the astounding cheek o'him! The foul  fiend wha hadna as much grun'  as his twa cleuts stood on, fer to  offer to   give   to   onybody   the  frae the manse scat that ye're  disgracin' an' quickly' gang oot  'o thehoose ,o' .God that ye're  profanin'." -Jenny obeyed and  marched out' with a highly offended air, and doubtless her  father reasoned with her to some  It  is lucky for the members of some  church choirs that the Oliphants  are dead.  m-  CARLIN  <fc DTJRICK  GENERAL  hail earth, which is declared in  aineler. all having as;trcike of^S^the Scripture to be  the Lord's  Iind the fulness thereof!"  inches. Steam will be supplied  by eighteen Belleville boilers,  working at a pressure of 300  pounds, which will be reduced at  the engines to 250 pounds. The  grate; areaamderneath the boilers will be 840 feet, and the heating surface will be 26,000 square  feet. This machinery is expected to drive the. vessel through  the water at a speed of 20 knots  an hour, with the engine making  140 revolutions a minute.  Recently progress on the yacht  was delayed by strikes, but the  men are now working overtime  to make up for it. Only the best  artisans to be found in the United Kingdom, are employed. The  vessel will have orlop, lower,  main,     upper    and    forecastle  There was a party of young  officers in the gallery one Sun  day, and the sharp eyes of the  minister saw that they were exchanging signals with' his own  daughter, and that Jenny was  returning the signals. -He warned the offenders. "There are  sundry people in this place o'  worship," he said, "whose conduct is reprehensible. If they  do not behave better I will name  thorn from the pulpit." Tho  warning produced a temporary  decorum, and the sermon proceeded. Then the signs began  again. Mr. Oliphant stopped  his course at once and cried out:  ���"Jenny Oliphant, my glaikit,  sair-misguided dochter, rise up  Rebellion is Spreading1.  I-ondon.���The Daily Mail.publishes tho following dispatch  from Shanghai: "'The rebellion  in the province of An-Houi (Ngan  Hooi) is spreading rapidly, and  it is feared that all the central  provinces of China will' become  involved. On Jan. 10, 8000 An-  Houi irebels, under the notorious  desperado, Nui, reinforced by  rebels from the province of 'Ho-  Nan, attacked the city of Ku-  Yung. After tiring a volley the  troops,who were defending the  city threw down, their arms and  lledj , Two hundred men of one  battalion were killed, including  the commander and the captain.  The city is now beseiged, and  the viceroy of Nankin and the  governors of the provinces Ho-  Nan and Hu-Poh are hastening  with troops to its relief.  Exhibit at Paris.  Ottawa.���A preliminary meeting of the advisory board to  make arrangoments for an exhibition for the Paris Exposition, was held this forenoon in the  office of the Minister of Agriculture. The members of the board  are A H. Gilmore, ex-M. P., representing the maritime provinces; J. X. Perrault, representing Quebec; A. G. Jardine, representing Ontario, ��� and W? D.  Scott, the Manitoba, government  agent in Toronto for the '.'terri?  tbry lying west of Ontario..  There are also Mr. Dawson, of  the geological survey, Prof.  Saunders, of the experimental  farms, Professor Robertson,  dairy commissioner and Major  Gordeau, deputy minister of  marine. It is the intention to  make a good exhibit.  Fort  Steele,  yv ,  MERCHANTS'  Eesf  Kootenay.  Sole Agents for theD  canton Steei;  COMPANY  Tins Steel is guaranteed to bo equal"to Jessop's  or Firths in-all  Hard Rock Work. *  Sole Agents'  COMPANY  Sole   Agents  Mining  Grows Nest coal  Giant. Powder oompanu.  Supplies a Specialty.  UPPER COLUMBIA NAVIGATION and TRAM-  WAY COMPANY Limited.  GOLDEN     AND      FORI  STEELE  TIME   TABLE   TO   TAKE   EFFECT   JUNE   1ST.   1898.  GOING   SOUTH  Warship Dispatched.  , Wellington, N: Z.��� The British third-class cruiser Royalist  is dispatched to Samoa.  Steamer leaves Golden every  Steamer arri ves. at. Winder mere-  arrives  at Port Steele  Stage  Tuesday  and  Friday  Thursday  and Sunday  at 4  a.  "       I'-  at 6 p.  m.  m.  m.  GOING    NORTH  Stage  leaves Port Steele. Monday noon and Saturday at 8 a.m.  Boat leaves Windermere Wednesdayat ;i a. m. and Sunday nooii  Steamer arrives "at Golden Wednesday, p;   m.   and  Monday noon.  Freight in Carload lots of ". 10,000 lbs" delivered at Fort Steele via  Golden at 2^ cents pcx pound. ,  0.   P.   R   and  boat -charges must be paid to company's agent at  Windermere before delivery.  Upper Columbia Navigation & Tramway Co.  C. H. PARSON,,Secretary. V
/.*."    I'fi'il.lsJIEl)     WEEKLY   P,Y\
A.  li.   GRACE,  MANAGER.
THE PROSPECTOR, is puhlKlied
every Satiirduy, anil li»v. n guaranteed
circ-il;iti-)n larRer than any other paper
tn i:ast Kootcn.-iy'. It i-. all liomu I'linted
and ciint.-iiii'. ilouhlc the ne\>s of anj
Otlii-r "i';cr in  flic Jistiict.
As  mi  adveriisiiiK  medii-.n  it   ir. un-
Dfvoti-il to the liphuihlnif.' nf Koi-t St'cli'. iho
dcvrtopimuiuf tin- v.isi iini.cr.il nsourros of
th.' 1'u^i Kiiiiie-ii.i\ uiiMiu;r ilisirn-i '
e»!'!-i '- * -.'.iui iici   vein
A'tvcii',11,).  i|i|i»   ii ,n|.   !.ii'iwn 'in iiDiilii-.itn'ii
Cmu. il.iiii.   ,* sire- Vuii, ii, cl fi,i„, ;>j| [un.„i Hi,
di'.tr'rt   'en ,,'Mti •!•,• i iimi'i.iIi il Mr ■mliluMlm-
EUU^I   , '      -e. i it    '  . slu'll ''lll'i
&C ■ '-Jn '     <-
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fi- '<
I>t un ttlc
n.r:i,e'' iit-v
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it 1*11
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adv. i -
(£lj£ ^X0&pz£tox.
•'Fort Sieele with a l-ich min-
"eral territory about it, will also
"be secure on a substantial basis
i "for future growth.
j * , *    *
The above is exactly what the
Herald has known, and  believed
to be true, during the past year,
yet, not by a single article,cor in
any manner, prior to Jan.   26th,
has it mentioned such a fact.    11
would   seem   from   tin-    article
quoted thai tho information i.s of
recent date, but il, is  a   mistake,
ilie rich mineral   territory 'adjacent   io  Fori   Steele,' was   'well
k  own   t,,   the .editor  before he
ut-'tjM'o \he line lo culm'   British
7-A.t i ii ■..     It   i>  a   well   known
' mi " l'eti   properties
1   '■"   ,      '• '   ""■iouioa;i;v nticond lo L
■ ■ -<  I 'iin ni-c.   and art''
en- '"i . uut'ii uy,Till;; j
., ,i • a -st'! i»  iml  sub- !
Port    Steele
■   '    FORT STEELE,  13? C,
e Mercantile Co.i
\\fe Carry Complete    4*
a    #
.Lines of
*     Sf
3i3ry Goods,
•& Hardware,
jfe   Sash    and   Doors,
1,1 ,
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.,'t'    tiio
SOLD    BY   THE    BARREL,    KEG    OR    BO]
Bottled beer
tleo Iwines.  Liauoiv and cigars
""1    is   n-, 11,\   >•• ;,!
■i'ji,' ruuiiioa    too
•jii\w|i«'l',,V    ' 1 i,t  U'u, i
".. \" newspa; vr 10
'buiii. up u-s 11 Wii ..
'er} Jug ;nu: m'ti <>]!'.
ins; town.
e 1 n>, H'-
n f!J- 1   ' '•   t...\ 1  ' !
The people of 1 he town of Fort >
Steele,   and ,of  the  entire Fo>'t'
Steele district, has been   "he  re-'
cipionf   of  a  genuine   surprw>, y
coming as it does from   the offi-; '
-eial    organ , of   the   Cranbrook,) '
Townsite company, /We know;'
iiot,' nOr    care'not'"from   wha. •     t-   'he  lic'id  '.;et'-i      .1   the I
quarters   came    the' inspiration'
ihat the editor received' causi;,'-!
this'most  beneficem change of!
policy,   yet  we' are  free  to say i " ■-Zt* ' tor ilie fulur.   i,i,;;,.<j
that   it   is   possible    that" the j the e!istr!Ct'iiud,,u:e town t iff
"galled jade" has   winced   more i * '•'■'• has hfe>*n *<»-narIced lr_.it
'than once  during the past three!-lM "s   no   expiumui. ;,   at   this {fee
for family use a, specialty
:■_ i 1
p. o. nox 812
Everything at Lowest Prices.
Free Delivery to any part of' City.''
t Steele, Cranbrook,
Kaiser & Sick. Prop's.
I: the iii;-'id -
above- text, for i>>
thy ]iu>i ye..r. it
In C.-Sul'V for it t(_;
ex, i
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ANDASSAY office: ... ' "'
-weeks.    The HerabJ says, set  in ! ^uik- irom us.
, J  > •- i
r     line.    We mtgh* retort by saying
that   The   Prospector "is ai>-
,'   ways  in   line,   doing   the   most
t •   good, to the most people, in fac(.
for the whole  district of  South
East Kootenay. '_
■*    * J *
''"Get  in' line,''   if  the   Ileralll
will follow'its course as. mapped
out in its editorial of  Jan.   20th,
and 'con7e   into   lino   with   the
o{hcr  journals   of   South   East
Koolenay,   for  lhe  good  of'tho
district, 'and   stop  ils  senseless
and scuriJous  attacks upon ■the
'iown off the line? we can hear,iiy
extend   the  glad 'hand   and say
that   another   sinner   has   been
savedvby Grace.
As   the .sinner   is   now on tho
right road, a.sermon on the past.,
might not bo oui, of place.    During the  year   lfi'17,   the  present
editor  of   the Cranbrook Herald,
was   editor   of  the   now defunct
Wardner  International    '• Her/ides-
mat     in    Pace.''       During     the
-past  two  years  were  it not for
-The   Prospector,    the    good
people , of   Canada     would,'not
have  known   that  there  was * a
' town   called   Port  Steele.     The
Herald  following   in   the  line of
the Internalioiittl, has  never  had
a pleasant word  fdr Fort Steele,
hence the surprise created by its
editorial of the 2(3th inst.     Yes!
"Get in lino" and speak well  of
your neighbor town and you will
find that the '"turn of   the  tune'"
will benefit the Herald as well as j
the entire Fort Steele district
| Si
GOLD ASSAY, S1.00,       GOLD AND SILVER, $J 50,
SILVER. 81.00,' SILVER AND LEAD, $1.50,
LEAD, $1.00, GOLD, SILVER AND COPPER, $3.    ■
Tliero is uo occasion now, | %%
"nor has there been iu the past,, E£
"for any newspaper to indulge J ts
"in personal attacks ur furtile'pS
"attumiJts to injure any town ■ ii> -t=
•'the mind of the public.
This is as it should he, but un
fortunately    some   people   dont EE
practice what they' ]ireach,   andjrSEi
only realize the  necessity  of  so'ES
doing  !when   the 'gad    is   felt;£^ff^,uUfiU{miiUUUiitt^
keenly. , ' ° ■
'MILL   TESTS:    ° ,
The Stamp Mill has a capacity of 20 Tons a day.    ■
The Chlorination Plant 2 Tons a day.
S. A: ROBERTS,'P. L. S.,
-... , /    '   .    ,        ' Business Msr.
"They are not studying to  in-
"JLU'0 any community.'but simp-j-;
"ly to build up Cranbrook.   Aud!1'
v ith   tlie   conditions   favoring
"thc situation,  with   the  people
"of the district anxious  for  the
"move, it was but right and just
"that they should do  their  part
"in securing the  removal of the
"governmenf'olncos to this town.
"The seat of government  must
"be located on   the railroad, and
"when that is done, Cranbrook is
"the natural point-, and one .that
"is favored by a majority of  the
"people of the district.
Tn reading between the  above
lines we can readily see that the
Herald is not studying  to  injure
any   community.      No,   it only
wants . the   government offices,
and its reason for  this  removal
is that they must be  located  on
the railroad.    Any tenderfoot1 of
two years standing in  a  mining
community knows full well   that
prospectors are not seeking mineral claims on   tlie line  of railways.    The only  place  suitable
for recording offices is a locality
where ,mineral     abounds,     and
j where it will be most convenient
to the largest  number  of  prospectors and miners for purposes
of record,    not    town   boominsr.'
Fort Steele,  B.  C.
M   ■
It h the most nuxlurn in equipment; it 'is tho heaviest railed line,
wi.hn !* ",1ck-b,ll,,lsl r,,iiai,"tt: ir' l:1'P^e, no sand desert's;-it VM   built
without a   and pni„t or ^.uvrnmcnl aid: it is noted for, courtesy of its.
employes; it is the only U^o-vm;,- meals on thd a la carte plan.
Pfir FO«T'STI_l_LB and tho EAST KOOTENAY MrNKS, Week'rv '
■ S^ttge   fi'om, Kulispell.    Steamboat communications fiW: Jeinino-s'
during Summer.    Quickest and Best route to all parts of the UuitodV
, ,'   states. .Kustcrn Canada and Europe.    "  •
For maps, tiSlcota and.complete information call or address '
■ "*'     .:      •« .     . fr, nearest agent or. yr   -t _ ■
C.G.KIXON.Genei'di Agent. , . • ••
Spokano , Was.h.
P.I.WHITNEY. G. P. and-. T. A
,i   , <■      'St. Paul, Minn.
^bTiiexceIIed Cuishie
Quiet Home Comforts
Finelj^ Furnished Bedrooms.
' A First0Class Bar.
R. O'.  MATHER,   Proprietor.   ^
The Steele House
tr * * |
'•The   Herald  has every con li-1
"dence in South East Kootenav.' ,
'•it believes that there is a "relit , &u,,dy a town that has so  many
"future in store   for  this prand|.?ood   things   '"to  ,_rot" such as a
ud  other
"mineral section, tliat will bring I railway, divisional point,
"prosperity to every community |er and'refining works am
••within its borders, and to  each1       ■,        , ■, 7
'"individual liere wlio will hustle ■modorn luxunes= dout need ffov"
"for the plnms in sit'ht. i eminent offices to  boom   a  thus
favored   town,   but  might leave
The Prospector fully agrees
with   every   word   contained   in!
the above paragraph.
OUSE    r
Fort Steele^ B. C.    ■   I
This   is  one  of  the  best  appointed  Hotels in the        ~
Fort Steele   District. =
First   Class   Brands   of  Liquors   and   Cigars.       Headquarters      for     Mining   ■ Men.        Commodious y
Sample   Rooms.        Best   Cuisine   in   thc
West.       Modern    Conveniences.
Home   Comforts..
these  offices to the  purpose for
1 which   they  wore   created,   tho
accommodation     of    the    mine
*    <    ■«■ i
,,T, ., , . i owner, the   miner  and   prospeo I Er
"It would not detract irom the *       *. •   •       ,      ,-.        ,        M^
"prosperity of anv   other  town !tor- t0 a   min,nS   locality  where £r
"It believes that with thr-miner-.lhose   mosl    interested   can   be"
"al development  that   is bound'served   in  the  most convenient
"to come in this district, all   the j manner, for we surmise that this
'•towns will be benefitted'-tr.er.e- |..is what lhe offices- were' created
'•by' and   enjoy,  a   substantial!
"growth':. It believes that Moyie
■  ~      .   •   ■ •     • , -nU"posos
I for, and not   for   town  boomiri'
"Fort Steele and  Fernie,   towns
"that    a.re    now    good    towns,1
.."will   ho   far,'hotter  ones/in .the
7 "future.     .•'■"   . ".''...
'. Yos! .Moyie, -Fort Steele1 and ?•
■Fernie We all good towns, but [•■
there.are others,,,'tho ilcraldsfuv- j"
gets that Kimberley. Tracy, '
Elko, Windermere and several
other  towns   arc   on   the   East
Kootenay map.       v .
■.   .
Every    room    is    comfortably    furnished.
When you  visit Fort Steele you wil! miss it if you dont
stop at the,
Mountain Hoys
B. McNeish
NO. 2,
"The 'Herald' believes in
::worlnng for Cranbrook, .but to
■'do .that it is not necessary to
'work '.against Fort Steele,
'Moyie. Fernie .or any other
Then why has it done, so, at
every opportunity during tlie
past it has kicked at Fort Steele,
has   it,    been   afraid   that   Fort
Steele, with a rich mineral territory about it, was not deserving
of a good or kind word,   or  was
it afraid   tliat 'mines.'or   mining
made towns, not railways.   'Well
we are pleased, to. see  that our
esteemed contemporary has seen
the errors of his way,-that there
are some sinners outside of Fort
Steele, that can be made see the
straight path   of  right,   justice
and, truth.'
Fort Steele, Kimberley, Tracy
Windermere, Elko and Moyie
are milling towns, that is there
is a vast mineral district in close
proximity to these towns. Were
it not , for these vast mineral
areas,, Fort Steele, Kiinberley,
Tracy, Elko, Windermcre aud
Moyie, would not be found on
the map, of Sputh East
The. Best. Writing Machine
TflK   ONLY '
Kloyantly   llliisk-alcd   CatalogiM*.
.    .EYco. ": .        I]
Address Edgar  A., Hill, Manufacturer, 94-96Wendell Street,.Chicago
it-: THE PROSPECTOR, FORI  STEELE, B. C, FEBRUARY 4, 1899.  Bf   /  HOT  #mm��  )    rrw^s  feiiffii  % r^jtl \\*Jt^3 I  H. REINEMAN, Proprietor.  w  ��� j��   *Q��   *p>   ��f��   *J��   *  Everything iirst-ck  Q  <P �����J -4)}  ���I j ^4 g -w. t_ ***J._  Special Agent for  T'ftf ��** it* l^WWf^ 1** **** ** WWW*i! ��t-* ��** ^* 31 *i *ip" *Sr *Sf ��#��� *��*��� *$* *&��� *$* ***- *$* **- tip **��� ^ **��� **r V'?'T  Wl        ���-  ��� ���'���*������'�� ' ���  i   i  /i \.  Is-*  Atiheuser-  '��*.*"  .��$<i.  '     -^    ��  .��4'��  ���I*  ���t'  ��**  Restaurant open  day and tiigHt  9 ���, ���'������������ ��� m * '  ^mm%%%*%%%i%4%%i%^%%%��w^  All the delicacies  ���������-���. of the  ' ���-', " " ��� '  Special   Sample  Rooms  4?  *&���  1. ���.">__-*  ffiW^J^oi^rtor.  SATURDAY,' FEBRUARY 4,  1899.  SECRET MINES.  How   Those   of   Great .Britain   are  L       Safe From Prying Eves.  In the event of war no alien  army could approach Britain's  shores without imperiling its  navy by encountering our explosive mines,t scores of which surround our coast at all places likely to be, selected for attack by a  foreign foe. The Thames is also  carefully shielded by similar  secret mines, one of these being  in the vicinity of Blackwall. The  precise locality of these mines is  however, for obvious reasons,  kept a dark aud inscrutablejny's-  tery, and the approaches to them  aro'so cleverly constructed and  concealed tliat no one save an ox-  port would suspect their real  charade'".  An innocent looking collar at  the basement of a certain tradesman's shop is the entrance to the  important mine, but even tho  tradesman himself is not aware  that tho Government, rents his  cellar, nor does he even surmise  the true nature of thc operations  carried on therein. Tho mines  are equipped with explosives of  a most potent kind, aud admirably, connected with the secret  chambers on shore by means of  electric wires.     ������'.������  Each-.mine is controlled by^a  button, over which are printed  particulars relating to tlie location and character of the mine.  This button is placed in the wall  of the secret chamber, and covered by a double door securely  locked, the outer door so resembling tlie wall of the chamber that  no one but those in the secret  could detect its presence. The  chambers are double locked and  approached by passages protected in a similar manner.  " Every lock and key is specially  made for the government, and is  unlike any other. Only a few of  the very highest officials are  al  lowed to use "these:- keys, and  they are solemnly sworn to preserve their secret rigidly. No  person, apart from those especially empowered, may inspect or  visit any of the secret chambers  at any time, except by express  written "permit" "personally secured from a certain high official. This is exceedingly difficult to obtain,* and, in fact, is  rarely ever granted.  Prior to such a permit being  issued, tho officials assure themselves that the possessor of the  document boars a blameless character, is British born, and has no  ulterior reasons for preferring  his request. ��� This settled he is  sworn to secrecy in the most solemn manner, blindfolded, and  conducted by a circuitous  route  to'the secret chamber, where he  ' i  is permitted to use his eyes but  not his tongue, no questions being  answered by the attending officials.  Strange stories have been told  of attomptsmade by foreign spies  to penetrate tho privacy of the  mysterious mines.  A young lieutenant in the navy  whose honorable character Avon  the confidence of his superior  officers some years since, Avas accorded the privilege of guarding  one of these secret mines, and  entrusted with certain information concerning its character.  ,  Spon after his appointment he.  became engaged to a charming  young French lady, of whom he  was enamoured. By some inex-  plicable meansliis fiancee got to  hear, of his appointment and by  alternate threats and persuasions  induced.-him to take her to see  the secret mine under his care.  On the evening arranged, after  extracting a solemn vow of secrecy from his lady.love, and getting her to, don the dress of a  naval officer for tlio occasion, he  was about to sen out. on his secret mission, when, to his surprise  and alarm, he and his companion  were arrested by detectives. In  some mysterious manner the  authorities had been enlightened  _'i).:i'  '.L��.'_  . o NVw  If.  um wluch lhe ne-t  as to  the  proceedings  on' foot,  and were in time to stop them.  For "breach  of   regulations-  the young lieutenant was court-   the greatv.si holiday ... I he y.-;.r;  '7.D  martialled   and   reduced, .while it is also the only Sunday in ii-   yM  his' charming -companion, ' who entire   Chinese   year,    ,uul    '^'.MM  puople   stop   it'll- work,   put' >���������-. i ?.J$  their best<clothosL,  (iC Lhey  have if1;  TLi;  ./The ev��  moon    in    February   appears  New Years Eve in China,     il  tho greatv.si holiday �������� iheV1'  proved to be a spy in the employment of the French 'government, was conveyed back to her  own country with a caustic caution. . ' > ,  ^ On another occasion a German  gentleman contrived to locate the  entrance to one of the secret  chambers, and actually hired, a  member of the Bill Sykes fraternity to aid him in negotiating  the locks one dark November  night. But so splendidly ' fitted  and fortified were these appliances, that both the visitors were  doomed to disappointment. Returning from, the rendezvous  both thc plotter and liis accomplice were arrested and imprisoned.���Tit-Bits. 0 l"  -      J  rejoice, >M  l pecu-  M  ���O Parliament Meeting.  ' Toronto.���It is stated in well  informed political circles' that  parliament will meet abont Feb.  15. Mr. Penny, M. P., says the  date is about correct.  Stupendous Frauds.  Paris, .Tan. 27.���There is a  great, sensation here by the news  of the discovery that largo stores  of catridges in the general principal arsenal have been tampered with to such an extent as to  render them practically useless.  There is every reason to believe  that had France gone, to war  with England at the time' of tlie  Fashoda crisis, she? would, like  Russia in the war with Turkey,  have been handicapped beyond  all recovery by the discovery too  late, that more . than half', her  ammunition was useless. ��� Various firms of? army -'-contractors  are thriving to such' an extent  that''''they are- converting the  business into joint' .stock com-,  pauies, the .shares starting at  immense premium. -It is no exaggeration to assert that (the nation is being defrauded on just  as colossal a, scale in connection  with the arniy today��as 'previous  to 1870. '  any,) new if'possible, and  and,celebrate in their own  liar way.   ' Shoot  off   fireworks,  fire crackers, Chinese bom,bs. in  fact make all the  noise possible.  Drink Sam Suio, (whiskey)', give  presents'wrapped in red  paper,  call on their friends,   pay  their  debts, take a bath, (the only one  in the year,) and enjoy them so'-  ves to the greatest possible  degree.     They  arc  compelled   to  pay their debts'on this day or go  into bankruptcy.    It is a bad day  for the debtor in China,  for  the  creditor can enter the house and  help  himself    to    anything    he  wants.     Red, the most brilliant  and gorgeous   red   possible,    is  over everything.     Little signsv.  figures and symbols are on   and  over  their,.doors, rod wrapping  paper about their presents; even  eggs are painted red and offered  lo their Gods.     At night the air  is red "with the light from  burning crackers, used to scare away  the  devils   of   misfortune,   and  bad luck for  the  coming  year.  They sit up all night,   for  there  is a supersition that tho one who  for ten successive years sees the  sun rise on New Year's '���morning'  will have a long  life:     A -peculiar > New  Year's custom  is, the  little children  running through,  the streets offering? their  small  vices for sale, in order' to  start  the..year with a clear record^     I  want to sellmy little  lies,   they  cry.     I want to sell my steal ing  habits.    Who wants: to  biiy  my  vanity, or my .selfishness and bad  temper.    If they find a purchaser it is not recorded as they hold  on     to     their "stealing    habits  through life. V  The grand finale  is a tremendous and sudden outburst pf fireworks, l(a largo decoction of sani suio; and a prolonged sitting at fan t.in. (gambling).  PAR  < L  (  WHOLESALE.  , ���������liquor:-.  Golden and Fort Steele, O-  ^mmmmmmmtmnmmn?8mmmmmmmmn?mmmy  1 N. HANSQF  General Merchaiit  L^-ciMor* Dealer,  AND  ��= Manufacturer of all Kinds of Lumber. :=s  ��E A large assortment of seasoned ;=2  |=r: Lumber and Shingles al- :=s  s= ways   on   hand. ^  ~= Dimension _L-.t4mlber, a SpecisaSly. 3  1      WflSfl,-������  ^iiiiiiiiiiUiumiiuuiiuuiaii^iuiiiiiiiiuiimiiiiiuiLmiiuii^  FortySteeleM  Fresli and Salt Meats always  on hand.  Riverside Avenue,  Robsoti <& tRpdgers, JPrtsp's  -       -      Fori Steele, B. C. THE PROSPECTOR, FORT STEELE, B  C, FEBRUARY 4, 1899.  ,"5s*  &>CO0p|>JCtO^  SATURDAY. FEBKUAKY 4,   ISO!),  Ottawa Letter.  (���'ri'in I ur  (mu Correspondent.  Ottawa, Jan: 28.���The arrival  of t ;u first contingent of Douk-  h'l.jur.-. has revived the Hood of  mis-statements and partisan  mendacity respecting the policy  'of the Government and the action of the Department of the Interior in connection with these  people.    lu-spite of repeated ex-'  ' planations and definite statements of the arrangements made  by the Government iu thoir bo-  half, Opposition papers persist  iu deliberately declaring that the  Government has ' undertaken  the expenditure of vast" sums of  public monies to bring them to  Canada, and house, feed and  clothe them until the spring. As  a matter of fact, and this has  been reiterated time and time  again, the Department is doing  very little more for the Douk-  hobors than it and its predeces-  sofs'have been doing for many  years past in  pursuance  of  the  .policy formulated , by the Government o'f Sir John Macdonald,  and continued by succeeding administrations.  THIS  HAS  ALWAYS  BEEN   DO>'E,  "    A  part  of  this policy has al-  , ways been to offer a bonus of $3,  or to be exact,  one  pound  sterling,   on  each  whole  ticket,   to  e European   agents  of steamship  companies, and this has been all  the monetary  assistance given,  the immigrants themselves being  looked after on their arrival  to  the extent of being met by interpreters and other officials qualified to render them  general assistance in their'strange and unknown surrounding, and provided with shelter  hi   the  grant   oi   e>>   was  only paid on I we are near the end of our  mil  lion sheds while awaiting transportation into the inferior.   Care  <���  is taken at the port of embarkation,to ascertain  that  the  emi-  ��� grant has some" means of providing himself with the necessaries  of life upon his first arrival and  while an occasional pauper, entirely desti Lute, is found in the  company upon its arrival and  these of necessity are saved from  actual starvation by the author-  - ities, such cases,aro few and far  between.  Then on reaching Winnipeg or  further west the newcomers arc  tgiven opportunities to, take up  free land or purchase homesteads  from the Government or the railway, and the fact thai business  in both land departments lias  more then doubled this year,  and the' yet more significant tact that the much-abused  Galicians have taken up, by free  grant and purchase', more laud  proportionately than  any  other  ��� class or section of immigrants,  proves beyond cavil that the  Government has been encouraging the right sort  of  people  to  ' come into the country.  TlfK  Altl.ANOEMENTS   WITH   THE  DOUKirOBOKS.  So much for the general regulations: in what way and to what  extent have they been" varied in  (he case of the Doukhobors'r  "When the Government was approached by duly accredited representatives of a responsible organization, charged with developing a scheme for the wholesale" expatriation oi? this persecuted people, the proposition  was submitted to. the Department that a grant be made to the  .emigration fund in place, of the  bonus usually paid to the steamship agents. The promoters  were naturally ��� desirous to secure as large a grant as  possible and at first the  Government conceded an additional grant of $1.50 ahead over  and above the regular bonus, as  a'departmental grant. In other  words the Government agreed  to make the bonus $6.50 in place  of $5.00. and to give the money  to the. society having the arrangements in hand, instead of  to the steamship agents. .Some  confusion .threatened however,  from the fact that-the. steamship  adull ui- whole Tickets, so a rearrangement was made by which  the extra bonus of 'Sl.'iU was  dropped and the regulation bonus of one pound sterling paid on  each man, woman and child arriving in port. This leaves the  total grant practically unchanged but simplifies the arrangement.  EVERY  CENT  SPENT'IN CANADA.  The   proper  finano+rig   of   so  large  a   scheme was  an undertaking  of   unusual difficulty but  has beon successfully met, and a  committee of prominent business  men and representative Doukho-  bors has been appointed in Winnipeg, for the purpose of supervising   the expenditure   of   the  grant and not a cent is paid  out  until the item   is  examined  and  approved by the committee.    To  further assist in expending  tho  money to the  best possible  advantage,   Government  immigration agents at the various points  of ' destination   have  purchased  supplies for the use of  tho  now  arrivals,    paying   for  the ��� same  out of the aforesaid grant which  remains iu the hands of thc Government for that purpose.     It is  therefore absolutely untrue  aud  misleading to state,  as  is  being  persistently done by" Opposition  papers' that the Government has  contracted   to   house',   feed and  clothe   these   people,   until  the  spring,  at  the public   expense,  and those making the charge are  well aware that it is false. ���  Moreover if should be noted,  that whereas hitherto, the per  capita grant has been paid to  foreign, agents, ' and ' therefore  sent out of the- country, the  money in this case is being spent  on supplies right here and every  dollar returns into the pockets  of the ' taxpayers. Those little  points appear to escape- the  notice of Opposition papers but  they,are worth noting.  ��� A  SPLENDID   LOT  OP  PEOPLE:  So much for  the'actual facts  as  to' the  government's policy.  road building   with   govornin'-nl  aid.    In my opinion wc. have but  begun.    I_ani not  unmindful   of  the plea made by certain farmers  to  Sir   Wijfred   Laurier   a   few  days ago, which deserves  every  consideration   that   is   possible,  apart from staj'ing the progress  of this country.    But we, Canadians, at Confederation undertook  a gigantic task for such  a  small  body of people     We  undertook  to develop the vast area we now  control.    Many of   us   have had  anxious fears as to  whether  we  should   succeed.      These   fears  have passed away aud wo are on  the threshold of a period   of  expansion during.-which large debts  will be created by both individuals aud   public  bodies.    To tho  extent that  these  undertakings  are encountered with prudence,  and a  just appreciation  of  the  grave responsibilities, it will  bo  well."  M STATIONERS  DEALERS    IN  NOTICE.  Tnke notfe-e' that thirty tiny, utlejr ilute' I  shall iipply ui ilie' llolil Commissioner fen- a  liee'nt.e id sell luiuoi- by re'inll on till.' ru'i'mlsi's  known as llio Mountain House, V'oit Stci'lti,  H. C\ '  AKC1UU MoLKOli?  limed this mill day of Jan., IW��. ' 4-S  iu-*'  NOTICE.  Pianos, organs, sewing Machines  ?: and Gent's Furnishings Etc.  SOUTH KAST KOOTBXAY DISTRICT.  The^ calumnies that have been so'  freely   disseminated    regarding  the character   and   customs   of  these people may safely be left  to die a  natural  death as time  proves their utter lack of  substance.    All reports, since  their  arrival,   more    than  verify   the  good   character  given   them  at  first, and even those most antagonistic  now  admit  that a finer  lot of foreigners never landed on  Canadian soil.    The  latest  hor  rible ,   discovery,     that     their  marriage rite is  unattended  by  any ceremony, beyond the public  mutual acceptance of each other  by thc  principals,   is .raising a  perfect howl of  virtuous indignation,   but  it  may  soothe  the  lacerated    sensibilities    of   our  ultra-priest friends to learn that  this is the exact  counterpart of  marriage ceremony of the Society of Friends, or Quakers, (than  whom  there is  not  a  more respected  and right-living sect in  existence), in England and  elsewhere, and such marriages have  always been  recognized by   the  state and respected by the  community.       It'also   differs   very  little   from   a   form   of   Scotch  marriage  which   has  sufficed in  thousands of cases  and  had  al-  was been recognized by the  law  of the land.  POINTERS On NATIONAL FINANCE  A valuable lecture was delivered a few days ago on "National Finance" by Mr. Byron E.  "Walker,- General Manager of the  Bank of Commerce and one of the  most reliable and cautious financiers of the country. Viewing  his subject as , he did from a  purely professional standpoint,  and without a suspicion of political bias, his conclusions are of  unusual value and interest. Of  the . National expenditure on  national public' works he observed! "We shall soon, finish  our canals, and vre may then  pause awhile in that department  of public works? only doubtless  to take it up' again some ycai-s  honce on an even larger scale.  There are  those   who   suppose  Assessment act and kkvknue tax act.  Notice is, hereby (riven, in accordance with  the Statutes, that Revenue Tax and nil, taxes  levied under tho Assessment Act are now due  for the year 1S99. All of the above taxes collectible within the district of East Kootenay  Southern Division, assessed by me, are payable  at my office Fort Steele. Assessed taxes are  collectible at the following rates, vlii:  Four-fifths of one per cent on the assessed  value of real estate.  Three-fourths of one per cent, on tho assessed value of personal property.  On so much of the income ol any person as  exceeds one thousand dollars, the following  :ates. namely, upon such excess, when the  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  morefthan twenty thousand dollars, one and  one half of one per cent., when such excess is  over twenty, thousand dollars one and three  fourths of one per cent.  Three per cent, on the assessed value of  wild land. ,  If paid on or before the-30lh day of June,  1899.  Three-fifths 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 i.s over ten  thousand dollars and, not more than twenty  thousand dollars, one and one-fourth of one per  cent., when such excess i.s over twenty thousand dollars, one and one-half of onj per cent.  Revenue Tax S3.00 per capita.  One per cent, on the assessed value of ore  or mineral bearing substances, payable quarterly on the last day of the months of March,  June, September and Oecember of each year.  C. M. EDWARDS."  Assessor and Collector.  Fort Steele. B. C, January 0th, 1899.      4-  Pocket   ^and    Office  Now    in  Diaries    for    1899  Stock  Post Office Store  &..  FORT   STEELE,   B.   C  WANTED.  Crow's Nest Pass Coal Company's Shaves.  If holders of this'stock will kindly telegraph or  write to the undersigned quoting lowest price  business may result.  Vancouver, li. C D. TODD LEES.  NOTICE.  Take notice that the partnership heretofore  cxistmR between us the undersigned as hotel-  keepers at the town of Wardner under the lirm  name of Ripstein & Berkman has this day been  dissolved by mutual consent.  The business will be continued by Jacob  JSerkman who assumes all the liabilities of the  partnership, and to whom all debts due the  partnership must be paid.  Dated at Fort Steele this 17th day of January, A. D., 1899.  Witness I (SrcI.) ISAAC RIPSTEIN.  J. A. IIAFIVEV.   f JACOB 1 JERK-MAN.  5WeMeWHEELSj  Too! I  Vs7  1   Sullivan Diamond Drills  Most ���accurate and most economical  prospecting drills made.  Drills of all capaciti.es, operated by hand or horse power, steam,  '    compressed air or electricity. (  SULLIVAN MACHINERY COMPANY.  305 and 306 Rookery, Spokane, Wash.      -      -      -  .   Chicago, 111.  ���   KNIGHTn& STONE, Agents.  CONTRACTORS FOR  PROSPECTING   MINERAL  LANDS.  MvA. BEALE  AGENT FOR  Canada Life  Imperial Fire  Sun Savings and Loan Co.  Identification and Protective Co.  Ontario Accident and  Parsons Produce Co.  Mining Broker, Insurance  and Commission Agent  MILLER RODE 0NE2093 MILES IN 132 HOURS  The Eldredge  $50.00  The Belvidere  ?;$40.00  Books    Kept    and    Accoutits    Promptly   Collected  y Agent for Geo.. Geary's Royal Mail,  Passenger and. Express;'Line       y >  ?"      "    VV.  D.  Kerfoot s Royal Mail,  Passenger and Express, Line :  RIVERSIDE   AVENUE  FORT   STEELE,   B. C.  Superior to all others irrespective \  of price.   Catalogue tells you \  why.   Write for one.  NATIONAL SEWING MACHINE CO.,  339 BROADWAY,  NewYijrk.  Factory,  BELVIDERE. ILL.  M.MCINNES&M  Wholesale   and   Retail   Meat   Merchants  A  Fufib LINK  ALWAYS ON HAND.  B3^ Markets at F]ort Steele, Cranbrook  Fernie. .  Moyie, Wardner and  ? Mrs. SPRAGUE  Fruit # Confectionery  0s-: Notions of all kinds.  CIGARS and TOBACCO.      gg THE PROSPECTOR. FORT STEELE, 13. C. FRHI7TTA f?Y i. ir.i:i.  _J*f,JL#i it'. iV>. ���if'- if'- .����<  ��#��. -ii. �����'��   <���'*'.<>'*'   s4i. .���#'#. ����>. ��'��ir.  ofer jjfr    ���#��  *#*r. *#!f  ��#��.  %#��. �������. ���'#-. <aj��   ��i��   **���  iiji  ��^_L^�� 2$L.2fL. "*JL *f*L "<' *���* *fe ��*i  '���.*��� ^V*1 tf.a if* *����� *���* ������* '#��� *#* *$��  ���J*. *4�� *#* *tt<' ��4*, ��4i��  <-��*����������%�� ��%��>��"* <��>"��<*To  *��* *#-x #$,* ^-  >$-. *fn  .|- ��$- ��fir .$. ' -}i  ^���� **.- ��������� *�� -f��  4'    otr    fcA��-    ��4*- ���-���ii-'  ���>�� ���o:��- ���*�����:��=��� ��*.���������� �����  &* *S* *���-  -(*���  -������  i- �����'.  V?i?  THE  KOOTENAY  rfi��  "V  "/'  ~ ^_  "I-  ������������J.  #  t  FORT  ssse  vC"--i��'S^    ai  i'<      "  is  i ' Vivfi      '  '~<J,.��.v:,'-'  _<w*"A ���"  (Vi.T,f,'.ri~j  i',y  The only Gove  tea*  nt town in the Distric  The Hub of the  FORT STEEL  District  i  The Center of  Population  Mining tenter of  the district  Rich Placers on Wild Horse, p   :: ery and Fisher creeks.     Since 1864 $25,000,000  .'���''���" ���'in' g'bld"has 'teen taken  out of Wild Horse.  o  Sole   headquarters   for   Tracy, Wasa, Lewis, Wolf, Wild Horse, Maus   and Los  creeks.    The highest grade ore camp in B. C. <  Head ol Navigation on tlie Kootenay /  Daily Stage between Fort Steele and the Junction  The  Objective   Point  of  The ��� KOOTENAY  Th  il way, also  ���5^S>*    ��*      ST  .......,, Choice resident and business lots 30x99 from $100��� to $250.     Easy terms  titles guaranteed.   'JF?o.r? ^a'rtipwia^  'Iw'O.  ��  ��  ���9  'JL ��  !���"���  *W  (r  o  L*E A  ���<  T  fw\  ^.  j !MIOHPE<;TOR. KORT S':  FEBRUARY -1.  wuwa-j.-fimf  ic 4?ca0|jj��jct4?r+  S.Y/i.,.il>.\V, FEBRUARY 4,  1890.  LOCAL NEWS NOTES.  a  boom in tlie  Look  out for  near fut'in'.  Millinery goods at cost.  Goodnough.  Mrs.  *  Harry Barr's residence on  Government avenue i.s ' about  completed.  " Tho price of li'.id is increa.si!|.<".r.  It !���-. pivd'fl*"! thai load will b"  worih livi' oci'ls per pound before lilt' vear i"Irisps  W. E. Johnson went to Tracy  creek on Tiur=day.  BORN.  On (he 21st of January, a son,  to Mr. and Mrs. .1. J.  Quinlivan.  i^ii'iit stub. &,&&&. i&iV. jfei'J    '.*ii*i &%s% stents i��ii*ii{ijsfeijii?; iji  NOTES   OF   THE "LATEST  NEWS.  Kershaw's silver-skin onions  at t'ccper lb., and potatoes at 2c.  per lb. are pleasing all.        *  The weather man seomsoto be  a lightning-change, artist.' ���   -  Take out? an  Accident Insurance Policy with J\f. A. Beale.   *  Last w^ek was a record breaker i'or marriages in Fort  Steele.  For a good Shave, Haircut or  Bath go to C. E Adam's Barber  Shop and Batli Rooms. Successor to High warden & Son.       *  The Fort Steele Board of  Trade -\\;iM meet every Wednesday  ���fort* the transaction of business.  New  milk  for your   children  can now be had at Lf)  cents  per! tan  quart! or at),5 cents per glass, at'  Kershaw's, *  By Wire ^nd Post   From   All  Parts  of the World.  Washington.���Bills for a Hawaiian cable has been introduc-  ed.    '  Chicago.���Yesterday a Chicago man had the luck to find  $60,000 worth of'bends in an old  trunk. ��� ,     r  Mr. Justice Hawkins has retired from the English bench. ,  Victoria.���The'public accounts  of British Columbia show a revenue of !?l,4.'39,l52i?, with an expenditure of i?-'. 001.031.  Victoria.���The bill to exclude  aliens from placer mining in the  province received its third reading, and was immediately assented to by the Lieutenant-Governor, so ihat it is now in effect.  Calcutta.���Kussia will advance  on Herat with 20,000 men iu  ca<e  of  trouble with Afghan is-  *  *  i'i  -ir  �����  -����  -�����  -*���  '*"  -i-Jff  '3"  '9"  '�����  �����"  Up To Date  In  Each  and  Every  Department   of  tho  Business  LEADERS   FOR   THE   NEW   YEAR  Fine Toilet Soaps  Imported Perfumes  Toilet Preparations  Webbs Confectionery  ; Hair Brushes  STRICTLY  Complete    Range  ' -    Tooth Brushes  Nail Brushes  PURE "DRUGS   .'  of   Patent   jVleilicincs  At  *  ����������  f  ��*��  s  -e\n&<l\ein\       iPac-fac       Railway    ~��f-_��f   Soo Line.  ,   FROM  OCEAN TO OCEAN.  For those who want the Best when travelling to any point in  United Stiites or Canada.  First Class and Tourist Sleepers run through without change.     Connection Tri-weekly via Macleod of via Kootenay Landing.  i*t Try a Bottle of Vin Mariani.  QUALITY  AND COMPLETENESS EVEItYWllEKE  Try a Jar of Ontario Honey 4^  Pioneer Drug Hail "2��� I  ^   ^y   J3J pyVSDJGLL   lil'ill1tmt0 OntJirio College of I'lmrmaoy %T  *  ,    Mr.   Alfred 'Bale came  down  from Kimberley on Monday.  London.���Cecil Rhodes has secured ��10,000,000 towards building ,his African railway from  Cape Town to Cairo.  Sydney, Australia.���The Ger-  1699   at man cousul at Apia,  Samoan is-  lauds, is accused of causing a revolt among'.the natives.  Mr. E. C. Smith,   manager .of      Cairo'.���Emir Fidelis' force of  Office    Diaries  Cann"s Bookstore  for  the Sullivan group, was in town  on Monday  If you want a shave���A clean  and .cool and refreshing shave���  go to Grez's Barber' shop, next  door to the Oriental<Hotel.     *  ��� J.iR:���MiIlei;, Montreal: P. R.  Hynchnan, New York; B. Roberts, Boston: J���W. Dore, Hamilton, were ,registered at the  Vonosta on, Monday.  Fresh fruits at lowest prices;  Fresh Eggs, Butter and New  Alilk'at Kershaw's. ,      *  The Bachelor.s'Ball will   take  place on Friday the 10th iiist.  A large,, party of. Sleelites,  went to Hanson's'on Tuesday  evening,', it was a cold ride, but  , the warmth of their reception, by  mine hostlianson, and the dauco,  amply repaid these that attended.  2.000 Dervishes has surrendered  to a British gunboat.  Washington.���It is 'rumored  that the United States find themselves unable carry" out their  plans for foreign naval stations.  ��� Shanghai,���Russia ��� will hold  military and naval manoeuvres  at Port Arthur, China.    ,    ..    '  Paris.���Don Carlos^is said to  be readyc for the uprising' in  Spain.  ��� Paris.���Count Esterhazy has  arrived in Paris to give evidence  in the Dreyfus case. , |V i '   '  The Colonist denies now that  Mr. J. H. Turner is a. statesman  ofr the imperial 'type, and we  don't wonder at it. , But its  rather rough on Turner  KIMPTON   &  PITTS  "WINDERMERE SR DONALD  ' 1   I  General iMerchattts  BAST  DAILY   TRAIN  WEST  Tickets issued through, and baggage checked to destination.  A pi >ly for rates, maps, time cards, tickets and full information to  nearest local agon for  W. F. ANDERSON E. J. COYLE  '��    T, R A., ''Nelson, B. C. D. P. A. Vancouver, B. C.  ROBERT KERR, Traffic. Manager,, Winnipeg, Man.  IMG MACHINERY  COMPLETE    PLANTS  Ready for prompt Shipment IN OUR ROSSLAND WAREHOUSE  Mining, supplies a Specialty  Miners going northward via Canoe RiveTit'oute will find it a large  saving and convenience to procure their*supplies at-Donald.  Agents at Windermere for .the California, Giant Powdec Co.  BOILERS.  HOISTS  PUMPS  BUCKETS  cars; wheels  and AXLES  Wire Rope and Supplies  Rand compressors  1 I I  Write for Estimates arid Catalogues ,"  JENCKES MACHINE CO.  Drills  CANADIAN RAND DRILL CO.  Zanzibar.���Congo rebels have  ,    .Donald   McKay,   returned  Fori Steele, cm Thursday.  to  J. G! riorson on Thursday was  putting in tho polos, for thc C.  F. R. Telegraph line.  The   Fort    Steele    Board  Trade held its   regulai  on Wednesday evening.        9,  of  mooting  Thursday the 'Jth inst. will be  Chinese Now Yoar.  Mr. Humphrey of Wolf  creek-  is visiting at Port Steele.  Mr. Edwards,   C.  graph    inspector,  Steele.  P.  is  R.  at  tele-  Fort  defeated Belgian troops. In a  sanguinary engagement. ������ The  Belgians were outnumbered.  Cairo.*���Lord Kitchener has  (been appointed Governor General of the Soudan.  Athens',���A destructive earthquake ��� occurred yesterday in  Southern Greece.  Washington.-TheU. S. government have decided to allow only  American vessels to trade with  Porto Rico for the present.  Canada was never more prosperous than it is today. But  there is no corner of Canada  quite so prosperous as British  Columbia.  ��� London,���Hooley, the promoter,' has been found guilty of  fraud bv official receiver.  Still, Holds His Seat. ���"< ���':-  , The position; taken 'by the  member for South'East Kootenay is a unique one, not know-'  ing as to'whether he is disqualified or not, but his conscience  somehow or other tellsthim that  he ought to resign./ If the honorable ex-provincial secretary  would examine his conscience  more closely, and in a fair and  impartial spirit, it' is possible  that he would follow the example  of the ex-premier and resign.  Passenger and Express Line,  ; ���       ���TO��� �� ',     '  PORT STEELE JUNCTION .'  arid CRANBROOK  GEO. GEARY, PROPRIETOR  ^Stage   to   Cranbrook,   leaves  Fort Steele 3:00 p.m. daily.  Stage meets all trains  at Port  Steele Junction.  For    further    particulars   enquire of  M. A. BEALE, Agent.  ROSSLAND,    B.C.  F. R. MENDENHALL, Manager,  LARGE SAMPLE ROOM FOR COMMERCIAL MEN.  The  , K. J. Highby came down from  the Big Chief muie on Thursday.  Fort Steele i.s assuming metropolitan airs. ' Telegraph and  Telephone wires on both sides of  Riverside avenue.  Crow's,   Nest  coal  shares  worth $-l-'J at Fort Steele.  are  Cus  Thies came  down  Perrv creek on Tuesday. '  from  Messrs. Young and Harvey  came down from the Wonderful  mine on Monday.  John .Grassick    has   gone  Wolf creek ou business.  to  Ned Bray sold ,160,000 worth  of Crow's Nest Coal shares this  week. .'-      .������-,.-���-      '. .  C. Kaufman, Moyie City, is at  the Venosta.  James Cronin, manager of the  St. Eugene mine, returned from  Spokane on Wednesday.:  A.cold wave hit Fort Slioclc on  Thursday and sent, the thermometer down to 20 below zero:  R. L. T. Galbi"i,itli. has been  ill with Grippe, but. in now reported much hotter.  The Whole Hog.  The Cranbrook Herald in a recent  issue  iinuounces   the   fact  that just as soon as  the necessary arrangements can be made,  the general offices of the Crow's  Nest Pass road will be  removed  from Macleod to Cranbrook. The  Herald states that this  move  is  necessary as  Cranbrook  is  the  divisional point.    We wore under  the  impression   that  there   was  more than  one  divisional  point  on the Crow's  Nest Pass  road,  and that Macleod had some claim  to that title also.     We would remind the  Herald, that  there   is  many a slip 'twixt. the   cup  and  the lip, not to  count  unhatched  chickens and a few/other 'useful  reminders.' - ' We should   hardly  imagine,that the offices  will- be  removed  from '-Macleod,    which  has been the headquarters  ever  since  construction   began,   to  a  mushroom town like Cranbrook.  The Herald's efforts in thisdiroc-  tion'aro similar to its  grasping  attempts to obtain   the  removal  of the  government offices  from  their    established    situation   at  Fort Steele to Cranbrook.���Alfa.-  /roil  Gazette.  William's Birthday.  Berlin, Jan. 27.���The Emperor William today received the  birthday congratulations of his  family, and after special service  in the chapel of the castle he  held-, a reception. Before the  service his majesty received the  German sovereigns and princes,  who had arrived in Berlin for  the occasion, and the other  princes .and princesses of the  royal family. After the reception the emperor proceeded to  the arsenal to give the password  to the garrison.  The Mightiest Factor.  London. Jan. 2%.���Mr. Hamilton Brown, editor of thc British  Realm, received a letter today  from Rear-Admiral Dewey, dated Manilia. December 18th, in response to a request for an expression of opinion on Great  Britain's' imperial policy. The  admiral says: "After many  years of wondering I have come  to, the conclusion that tlie mightiest factor in the civilization of  the world, is ..the imperial policy  of England.  .' TJ. S. Investigation.  Washington, Jan. 20. ���Rear-  Admiral Kautz has been instructed upon his arrival with' the  Philadelphia at Apia to investigate the entire Samoan situation  and report the facts to the department. Reinforced by this  report, the department will be  able to follow up its demands  presented to the German government by ambassador White,  provided the report confirms the  dispatches sent by consul goner-  al Osborne.  > i a  otel Internationa  %<  R. Ci. SHIER,  PROPRIETOR.  Fort Steele.  Headquarters  yChoate's Departure.  Washington, Jan. 27.���The  new ambassador to the court of  St. James, Mi? Joseph H. Choate  called at the White House today  to receive instructions. -.-  Russian Deflanco.  London, Jan.i! 27.���Russia  has  defied- Britain   in   the  Soudan.  The appointment  of consuls  in  London is so .interpreted.  A Young Governor.  London, Jan. 26.���Earl Beau-  champ has been appointed governor of New South Wales in  succession to Viscount Hampden, governor and commander-  in-chief of the colony since 1806.  He is only 27.  St. John's Church of England,  c Divine service will be  held  in  St.    John's     cnurcli     at    7.80.  Strangers welcome.  -  Sunday school at 2:30 p. in.  AH the children invited.  ������,���-, Presbyterian Church: ,  Forenoon: Service will beheld  in the new church at 11 a.m., tomorrow. Evening: Service will  be held at 7.30 p. m. : All welcome. Sabbath school will meet  at 3 p. m. as usual.  Bye-Elections. ,,  The writ. having been issued  for the bye-election for North  East Kootenay,' Mr. Griffith has  been appointed Returning Officer.  Feb. 9th is fixed as the day of  nomination, and Feb. 20th as the  day of poll?  m  m  m  - #  m  m  m  m  J3a rJJa.  For Travellers and Mining Men���  Handsomely and Expensively Fur   nished." ;   Everything new,  First Class and   Strictly' Modern' in every par-   ticular.   Home Comforts.-  I  THE  Q ti eeti's Hot el.  Two Commodious Sample Rooms for Commercial Men  'BAGGAGE TRANSFERRED FREE  w  nor dt cold barns  RATES $2 PER, DA Y.  m  3P  7 ^k:  16. Greene, Proprietor. ��  aOEDEN, B, C. ;^  mmmmmmmmmmmmmm


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