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The Prospector Feb 18, 1899

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 V.-...  > /  \-.y  A  ���ft*.-i---c;����"?;*i?i��'-^;ffii?:^-"5ifVs;-S:��r-'S>>s:^  ~HTHE PROSPECTOR HAS BEENTfc  * s-  -t- ���/-  h   -M'l'OINTICl) TIIK   OFFICIAL   i\  *.- *���  2*"��� 5JJ1  ��     GOVERNMENT   GAZETTE     *���  # s$-  -lit For Stiutb Kast ICootciniy. �����  % St  \Ko-/. o.  K'-^-.S-***-1'--.'  >i",>-.'-*����� 4"  TKE   PROSPECTOR   CONTAINS ALL  PUBLIC NOTICES AND GIVES THE  LATfcST TELEGRAPHIC  AND LOCAL NEWS,  BT3RUARY  No  G.  STOCKED AND BONDED.  Spokane Syndicates. Seeking- Properties In the Fort Steele Distiict.  'iVhf John L. nnd .layisee  ������"laims Fitunled on Tracy creak  have been/stocked for $l,t)00.<i<iO.  Senator Turner is president of  ,',ho company and Mr. Knox see-  ytstnry.  ' ^Montana    claim    .situated     on  Tracy creek, has also been stocked tor &-"(>0. ()<)<>.  Copper Crown, situated near  Esadores Canyon. has been  bonded   to  Spokane  parties for  I Steele still continues to giAx* the  i most encouraging results, and  i assessment work is being" per-  i formed   on 'a  largo  number   of  claims on AViM Horse creek  and  lis tributaries.  $400,000 IS THE PRICE.  $27,, 000.  Bill Nye.  hart   been  on Wild llor.vo creek  bonded    to   Spokane  parties. '   .- c  .It is becoming more and   more  -tvfriani that tho  mining  proper-  ties siluated in   the   Fort  Steele  �� -jfistricl, are attracting the atlCn-  l'i��n of capital.     All  the  above  named properties haA-e  been  .secured   by .Spokane  Syndicates.  Tfiere  are   several   large  deals  -under consideration \\-  Spokane  parties, involving  the -transfer-  imr of a group of fourteen claims  '���winch are,situated near the head  'of Wild Horse creek.     A   group  of. claims near  Luke  creek   has  also been secured.  ' , Sullivan Group: Sullivan stock  us quoted at l(U cents at Spokane  with ,'but   few   shares .on   'the.  ',market. A   n      Paris Exhibition Group.' ^  /This property was worked  steadily all last, summer, and will  fa*j operated again in the spring;  it. is owned by a Victoria syndicate, and locally handled by Geo.  G. BushbyA  The. group is situated on a  branch of Six-Mile creek, and is  on cthe same lead as the Lady  Ann group. The ore is galena,,  carrying from $40 to SOO'ih silver  raid load. Owing'to the difficulty  of. securing a good site oivtho  < l*vad where it appears on the surface, 'it Avas found necessary1 to  cross cut at ,a considerable distance below, then tap the lead, a  funnel ISO feet in ,lenglh was  driven, and the owners'expect  to reaelrthe main ore body atQa  depth of 2o0 feet/ beloAv, tho surface shoAviugs.- Very little difficulty* Ayill- ,'be experienced, in  getting' out ore, ,a-s !*��� can 1)C  taken doArn the mountain Neither  by road or aericl trauiAvay.   In a  j St. Eugene Groux> Bonded to a  ! Scotch Syndicate Moyie, Queen  | of the Hills, and Lake Shore to  i      Follow in Line.  [' ft is reported that a Scolch  I syndicate has bonded the St. Eu-  Igcne ��roup of mini's. The figures  jure wH 10,000. The syndicate are  i trying to. and possible will, se-  icure the' Moyie. Queen of the  Hills, aiid Lake Shore claims..  Leslie Uill and A. P\ Schnei-  jder. mining exports for ihe'syndicate, finished their oxumina-  tion of ihe above named claims,,  and ,lett on Tuesday, Mr. Hill for  London, England,' and , Mr.  Schneider for Ncav York city.  The St. Eugene group of njines  situated on Moyie lake wosl of  Fort .Steele, is undoubtedly 'one  of the greatest silver-lead properties in British Columbia.  The St. Eugene group consists  of the St. Eugene aud St. Peter,  Iavo full claims, and the Rose and  Loretto fractions: both fractions  having an area of about one-half  of one claim.  On the ^'St'. Eugene and St.  Peter the vein is exposed by  mauy openings on tho -surface  for a distance of 900 'feet. In  one place on the hillside the vein  ���is stripped for a distance of IfiO  feet, showing a continuous body  of sralena with an average width  of six feet.  Development work consists of  1,200 feet of tunnels and shafts.  About 000 feet of this work has  beenlr in" ore, and has yielded  '5po0 tons. On'the.dump there  is about I '200 toiis of first ,'chiss  clean ore. and 800 tons of second  class. The clean ore Avill average 7)2 ozs.in silver and (W per  cent lead.,    '  The present OAvners,are John  A. Finch, James Groniu,  R.   O'-  Ncil and others of Spokane.  0 :   pleased with the outlook of Kimberley. H. W. Drew has finished putting, up 200 tons of ice.  The furniture for the neAV North  Star hotel is expected here in a  very short time as it is on the  road between Winnipeg and  Port, Steele. A grand opening  Avill be given on or about the 1st  of April. *   ,  BOSTOCK AT FOE.T STEELE.  '.Atraight line the mine is only :">  miles from the river, and S miles  from Fort Steele. The company  have erected a large building,  and have everything necessary  for the immediate resumption of  ���work as soon as1 the season Avill  permit. ,       ' ;  There are several good properties situated on Six-Mile,' among  ".tho most important is tlie Lady  Ami and' Copper Maid groups,  r-uuive work Avill be commenced  .oa both of these properties during the coming spring.  A Big' Deal,     i'  We learn that the property lo-  '''hated   by.  Wfn.   Violet,   .1.    \V.  Wheeler, and several   other  par-  lies:   consisting  ,ol"   a   block  of  t'oorteen . claims,    situated    on  Quartz creek, near  the   head  of4  Moulder creek, has been .secured  Jbv a    Spokane   syndicate,   and  Mfocked for $:j, 000,000.  ��� The contact on Avhich   the   locations 'hitA'o    beeu   made   runs  through   the  district   from   Rlk  I'ivo.r north,   and   varies   from   a  mile to two miles in width.    The  formation is slate,  granite,   porphyry, quartz and lime, and large  veins are found  traversing  this  .contact     in     every     direction.  Large bodies of copper ore  covered by a heavy  iron   cap  have  be.en found, and many  locations  made.  The   surface     indications    on  ���Quartz creek are very promising  the ore carries copper, gold   and  rfilver:   and   there  are   at  least  .eight    different    leads   running  through these  claims  having  a,  width of from six to forty feet-  There is no doubt but that this  portion of the district is destined  to be a great, copper camp in the  near future,   as   the  remarkable  ledges, of groat  width, carrying  high values in copper, gold  and  .-silver,   many   of    them     under  various stages  of development,  jill land to show that  the  mines  iu this vicinity  are  sure  to  ba-  fMmti producers and shippers  in  ���.the near futur��.  Wild Hor��e Creole.  The development, of the Imlges  in the copper bolt; east of Fort  " . Camp Kimberley.  Since^tho branch, railway, to  Kimberley is practically an assured fact the camp is experiencing considerable activity both  in real estate and mining deals.  SeA'eral promising properties are  getting in shape for extensive  development.; among them being  the Gem and Stoney. and ��� the  Goody fraction: the Noonday,'  the Big Dipper group, and the  Hidden Hand, on the Sullivan  mountain: the Selkirk, Ophir  and Gem. oh" the North Star  hill.  The double compartment shaft  on the North Star is down about  IKj feet, and shows indications  of the close proxiinity^of an ore  body. Considerable , development. Avork is being done on the  Buckhorn by driving a tunnel in  or'.1. A winze Avill be started in  a feAv days aUthe end of the funnel. Work' is pushed Avith vigor  on the Sleimvindor.' The ore is  of a hard character, but with a  double shift of six men headway  is made in the tunnel as fast as  can be expected. The funnel is  in about (i.'i feet and shows a  material change in the character  of the ore. Copper values are  beginning to predominate.  The Sullivan company are hoav  working full blast on the Hamlet with a day and nighi shift,  and are sinking in the No. 1  shaft which 1'oIIoavs the foot Aval I  of the load. The shaft continues  in ore and is doAvn ."2 feet. The  management expects to start,  work again in the No. ���! shaft,  which is about -100 feet north of  the No. 1 shaft, in a fe.Av days.  A large ore body Avas encountered here at a depth of 28 feet, and  Avork Avas lemporariiy suspended  in order to erect the hoisting  plant.  In the town of Kimberley considerable building activity is beginning to show itself. Mr. Esl-  mere's office and residence on the  corner of Spokane and Deer Park  avenue, is completed. Mr. J. M.  Carroll has started on hi*, uoav  store, and expects to be in with  a complete stock on the first of  April. Mr. M. A. Beale is erect  ing a dwelling house, and several others arc under consideration. The manager of the North  Star mine. Mr. N. M. Curran,  and Sii]��t. Kellogg, have pur-  chaKed .three lots; and  are  well  S. D: Puinpellj' has completed  arrangements at Spokane for the  slocking of his mineral properly  situated on Luke creek for ��1,-  000,00(1.  The Sunbeam mineral claim,  situated on Phillipps creek, has.  been  sold to  a  West   Kootenay  syndicate.   ^ :��� Q  The Railway Situation.  Messrs. Macleod, Mackenzie  and Ericson. of the C. P. R.'wero  in Steele on Thursday. 'Mr.  Macleod and Mackenzie walked  in from Fort Steele junction,  looking over the proposed route  to Steele. A Pkospkctou ask-'  ed the question: '"When av ill the  Fort Steele Bi-anch be constructed T  The reply avus: "T can't say  what the company's plans .maybe, but the policy no doubt Avill  bo to provide facilities for any  and all business the country may  haA'e to offer."        ��� V  < The gentlemen A-vo.re very reticent, and nothing could be obtained as to the actual facts in  regard to.this important factor.  There is no doubt but that it is  the intention of the raihvay com-  pany.-to commence the construction of the .branch, line into  Steele as soon as Ihe season Avill  permit.' The Montreal Star has  in its issue of Feb. 7th, the following article: '  ������TheCanadian Pacific Railway  has at last announced its intention regarding the raihvay connection to be given1 to Fort  Steele. ���      '     "  A branch J i no Avill leave main  the line at a point near Fort  Steele junction.' following the  meandering of the .Kootenay  river to Fort Steele. , Thence by  the direct route' to "Windermere,  making connections with,���lhc  proposed route from Arrow  Lake to Windermere.  BRITISH  COLUMBIA  HIBIT.  ORE     EX-  Miniug- Men and Corporative Bodies  Unite in Urging the Government  to Assist in tlie Matter  The Govern men t has never  had the opportunity of doing so  much good for the mining interests of the province, aud at such  a comparatively small  expense.  A determined effort is being  made all- over the Dominion, to  induce the Dominion and Provincial governments, to pay tho  cost of having a mineral exhibit  of Canadian ores at London this  year,' and at Ihe Paris Exposition next year. The Provincial'  mineralogist. Mr. Robertson, has  already the nucleus of a tine  hibit, and the mining men of  province are ready to assist  giving all the samples of  necessary, and the benefits  pected    Avould   be   hundreds  A Resume of the Actions and Objects  of Himself and Party.  There was a large 'attendance  of citizens at the opera house on  Saturday evening Avhen Hewitt  Bostock. M. P., made an address  reviewing the policy and administration of the Liberal party  during LIiq past two years. ���  .a. I'. Nelson, president of the  Liberal Association of this district, occupied' the chair. He  introduced the member for this  constituency in felitious terms,  and on rising to speak Mr! Bostock was greeted Avith loud applause.  He began by sayinir, tnat he  Avas gratified to see the great  progress that Fort, .Steele had  iiiade��duriug the past two years,  and that, tliis he was certain was  only "the beginning of'that greater prosperity that was to take  place in the immediate future,  (applause).      , ,  He complimented the Board of  Trade on the breadth of vieAv  that they manifested o in 4 all  matters of public concern which  they had brought before him,  they were looking at the general  benefit of'tins whole district. He  was naturally proud, he said, of  the progress that' Liberal, political principals had made iiv-this  part of his constituency.      c  In regard to the improvement  of the'Kootenay river, he recognized the necessity of keeping  this most important factor of  commerce open, and the necessity of lengthening the period,of  navigation as much as possible  each year.  In concluding Mr."' Bostock  said that in Canada the Canadians'had a splendid heritage,'and  he advised those Americans who  had come here tp'livc to become  citizens of the country so that  they would be able to" exercise  the right of franchise'and take a  part in the" direction , of the  affairs'of the nation, (loud applause).  He then stated that he was  ready-to, reply to'any questions  on;topics o^interest'to 'the, dis-'  trict.   ' .    '  Messrs.: Harvey, Ede," Ross,  Watt'and Elton, jnade'a. fe.Av and  appropriate suggestions as to  the needs of the district, tendering a cordial invitation1 to the  member to again visit F^ort  Steele on his return from  Ottawa.  . Dr. Watt, moved a A.-ote_ of  thanks to Mr'. Bostock. (loud applause).  Mr. Bostock moved a vote of  thanks be tendered to the'' chairman. Mr. Nelson. Vhich was  carried, (applause).  .    ���     ''  After singing "God Save the  Queen" the meeting closed.  ��� On Sunday Mr Bostock, left  for Cranbrook. where he Avill  address the citizens of that' town  on Monday evening.  eminent, to secure the exchange  with the utmost dispatch in order that there can be no question  of the sovereignty of the United  States over the Philippines.  It   Avill 'be  necessary   for  ihe  Spanish government  to send  a  minister to Washington to effect  Iho exchange and it,is understood  tha't. the minister from the United Slates Avill be selected and on  his way'lo Madrid to assume his  new duties about the samo time.  It is said that up to this time the  president has given no consideration to the question of a successor  to  General   Woodford.      ll  may be positively stated that Mr.  Woodford Avill not again  be  tendered the mission.  Immediately after the exchange of ratifications the president will issue a proclamation  embodying the treaty. c This  proclamation'Avill be the final act  of thu drama in which tlie United  Sfates and Spain have played  the leading roles since Iho destruction of the Maine. It Avill  be an announcement to ihe world  of the close of the Avar, the independence of Cuba and the acquisition of Puerto Rico and the  Philippines by this government.  MORE li-IGHTHfG AT MANILA.  Marriage.'  At the residence  of   the   Rev.  ,G.   Duncan,   Fort  Steele, on  ex-  the  oro  ex-  or  thousands of times as  great   as  tho cost.  ACTION     l!Y     Till-.;   TOUT    KTKKI.K  nOAItl)  OF   TILVDK,  At the regular mooting of the  Fort Steele Board of Trade, held  on Wednesday evening. Dr. Walt  moved, seconded by Chas. Est-  mere, "that tho secretary be instructed to Avritu the Minister of  Mines, urging the Government to  make an adequate appropriation  to coA'er expeiisosconnected with  having a Provincial Mineral IDx  hibit of  London  tho evening of Thursday 10th  Knudt'.J. Higbby. prospector,  Fort Steele'aud Ada Sliger, Fort  Steele Avere duly united in  marriage. Mr. Highby is a native  of Noi'Avay and Mrs. Highby. of  Highland, AViscousin.  Paris  British Columbia, ores at  this  year,   and   at   the  Exposition    next    year.  And that the Provincial Mineralogist be instructed to receive  and prepare for exhibition all  such, ore received.  Upon motion of,Dr. AVatt. seconded by Chas. Estmere, the following gentlemen were appointed to assist in collecting suitable  ore specimens from the Fori  district lor said exhibit:  AV. VanArsdalen. AVild Hor.M*  creek: Messrs. Kimpton and  AVashbnrn, AVind<*rmor��: Steve  Young. Perry creek: AV. H.  Bishop, Cranston and Sand  creelc: E. Small. Moyie.  E. A. Elton, secretary.  Nelson Bye-Election.  Nelson. Feb. 14.���J. Fred  Hume, Avas elected today by over  L}00 majority. It was a complete  Avalk oA'er. and expresses the ap  proval by this constituency of  the administration and policy of  the Government.  Spain Notified.  Ncav York.---A dispatch to Ihe  l-larald from Washington says:  Secretary Hay will formally  notify the Spanish government  tomorrow  through   the  Spanish  *i German Consul Concerned.  NeAV York.���A special to the  Herald from AVashinglon says:  Rear Admiral Dewey has notified the navy department, that he  has captured another, schooner  loaded with arms and ammunition  intended for Aguiiialdo and, his  followers.  Information in possession of  the authorities is to ,the effect  th'atjthe German consul at Hong  was concerned in the sale of arms  to the Filipinos and this fact may  account for their action in keeping the matter "secret. There is  reason to believe, boAveveiv  that the matter has been brought  unofficially at least, to the attention of the German authorities  and that a report .of the, Berlin  government, has' declared tlie  conviction that it was wholly unaware vof the conduct of,its rep:  resehtative. The ^ authorities,  feel satisfied'the' German consul  Avill not be permitted to.cpntinue  his unfriendly coAirsei,  This is not the first evidence  the authorities shave'1'' obtained  showing the unfriendliness, of  the Germanconsul.for the_ United States. The state department  recently received information  that this officer had been instrumental in the purchase by agents  of Aguinaldo, from,, a German  firm in Hong Kong, of something  like .'JO,000 stands of arms and  ammunition. Avhich were safely  delivered in ,tho Philippines. It  scon is. therefore, that through  German .agencies the Filipinos  are avoII armed.   ���  Lf is expected that Great.Britain will take steps to prevent the  shipment of arms and ammunition to tho Filipinos from Hong-  Kong and it may bo that their  prevention will cause the traders  in ,Houg Kong to move their  wares to Chinese territory, and  then ship to the archipelago. It  Avill also "be practicable for the  Filipinos to send supplies from  Cochin, China.  Iloilo Captured.    The Americans Repulse the Filipinos at Every  Point.  TUESDAY   XTfJUT'S   FIGHT.  Manila.���Last evening as'the  Filipinos at Caloocan were'evidently massing for a night attack upon the American left  ���Aving, companies B. C. aud ] of  the 2(>th Kansas infantry were  ordered to aliaolqan'i drive the  sharpshooters ��� from a bamboo  jungle in front of tho firing line,  where they had caused considerable annoyance all the afternoon.  The battalion charged brilliantly  driving tho enemy like chaff and  lionet rat ing lo the very heart of  | Caloocan.  j First Lieutenant A. C. Alford,  'us cabled last night, was Killed  Avhile leading liis company. He  was shot in the forehead Sorgt.,,  .lay Sheldon. Company 1, Avas  seriously wounded. ' Privates  Daniel    lioAvitt,    Ernest,   Fritz.  ih  John   Cillilan   and  two  others,  members of  Company   I J.   Avoru  slightly Avounded.  .   Manila, Feb. 10.���[loilo is hoav,  being bombarded by a portion' of  Dewey's- ileet.;'    A  demand   was  madoAiy General Miller  for  i,ts  surrender:   if" this demand  Avas  not complied  Avith   hiimodiately  the   instruction^ were Xo begin  bombardment.     The. Baltimore,  Boston -and  Petrel  are  now  at  Iloilo, and if the'rebels are indiscreet' enough  to  refuse ��� to   lay  'down their urms. the heaA'y.gun.-.  of the Jleet'will be  turned  upon "  them,- and d'olloAved "up  by���the  troops who hiiA'e   been  lying  in  the harbor for some time.  Manila,   Feb.   lo.���The  situation at Iloilo has reached  a  climax.     It is  reported  that'Ihe  American    troops   have    landed ,  and captured the city.  Manila, Fob. lfi.���Another  battle took place on "Thursday  night and Friday morning between Americans and insurgents.  American loss, f> killed- and i'f)  wounded. IifsTirgent' Iosa" A'tTrV '.  heavy. Another batllc'1cxpected.  to takcplace in a low days nn*  less insurgents .surrender.  to, Saxe-  embassy  of Pari  by   flu!  that  s hn.s  United  Upon receipt of  the       treaty  been     ratified  States    senate.  this  Announce  ment the Madrid government  will, it is expected, convoke the  Gorton and that body will immediately ratify the instrument.  It will then be incumbent upon  tho two governments to exchange  ratifications, and this under the  termi of treaty, must be performed in Washington within six  month* from the date hereof  (December 10. 1H08) or earlier if  possible.  It will be the aim of this gov-  North East' Kootenay  Bye-Election.  AV. C. AVclls, GoA'ornment candidate for North East Kootenayf  was    elected     by    acclamation.  The Opposition made  a desperate atfort to find a candidate but  it was a hopeless effort,   no  one  Atanted the nomination"     As the  returning officer was late  in   arriving  owing  to  have to  drive  through deep snow,  an  attemipt  was made lo nominate  him.  but  he emphatically declined.     Tom  Forrest, of Donald, a hotel keeper, was then put in  for  nomination, but it was past the hour of  closing and was refused   by   the  returning  officer.       Mr.    Wells,  the member elect,  is a   valuable  acquisition to   the   Government,  and will represent his  constituency'   iu   an   able   manner,   and  North   Kast   Kootenay   is  to   he  congratulated   on   coming    into  line Avith the Government.  It Was Baker's Ftiult.  The election of Mr. Wells by  acclamation in North East Kootenay fairly broke the heart of the  Opposition, and they have probably with some justice, ! sought  to throw the blame on Col. Baker, to whom it Avas left to run  Opposition affairs in North East  Kootenay.  Duke1-of   Connaught   Heir  ' ��� Coburg-.    ��  Ncav York.���A dispatch to the  Times from London s,nys:  The deal IT of young Prince Alfred, only son of the duke and  duchess ��� of Saxo-Coburg. and  Queen A'ictoria's grandson.' carries Avith it consequences which  may.not be immediately appreciated in America. m   ���  Through this death the "duke  of "Connaught becomes heir to  the reigning dukedom of Sa'xe-  Coburg. Not only by heredity  is this so, but also by a special.  succession act arranged during  the lifetimecof the late Duke' Ernest of Saxe-Coburg.  It is avoII kuoAvn-that the duke  of Connaught's ambition is to become cotnmandei\-iu-chiof of the1  British army. Noav he Avill have  to choose betAveen this and reigning as a German sovereign. If  he elects to remain an Englishman he Avill renounce the Saxe-  Coburg succession in 1'aA'or of  his eldest son Prince Arthur.'  It is possible, however, that  the duchess ol Connaught. Avho  is a daughter of Prince Frederick Charles, the Red Prince.may  find the ambition of becoming a  reigning sovereign in her own  country irrosistiblo. The present Duke Alfred of Saxe-Coburg  is knoAvn to he in v^ry bad  health.    Therefore the necessitv  for a choice  laved.  may not be lonir de-  Eastem Papers Aftei B. C. Members.  Eastern Conservative papers  are making use of the statements  which Mr. Aulay Morrison, M.  P., is alleged to have made to  tin1 Midnight Sun at DaAvson, relative to tho Government':1.  Yukon policy. Mr. Morrison in  the most emphatic manner denies  over making such statements. It  is the same old political game, a  lie pure and. simple.  It is .said that the C. P. li. is  after Mr. Mostoclv'sM-alp. There  is a small army in British Columbia that will attend totheC.P.K.  and see that Mr. Bostock''s scalp  remains where if. belongs, in the  Ottawa house, and not in the C.  P. R..tepee. -'.������. PROSPECTOR. KORT STEFLE.   R   C . FEBRUARY  H.  18��..fl.  e  l/f  M,  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  Cnnbuo Mursli M1ikt.i1 Cl.nni ^iiuau- in the1  Kort Steele Milliner [liiii.loii of Kasl .KoMutiaj  District ,-,  \\ here' liu-atoil. Aliout one mile from Ills,-  Creel; running into Upper Movie Lake ami  shout foui miles north ucstof said hike.  Take notice ihiii I. J. A. ^Jjivey agent lor  ihe Alberta, and Kootenay Development Company r.iunton Liability. Flee Miner's Certitl-  ente So -70sl * and rmlerirk .1. Ila/un. Free  Miners Oettuic.iu- Xo ��� lbKii A" inline! suciy  days from the d.ite hereof to apply to the Aiiu-  ln�� Heeorder for ,i Certilleate of Improvements  for tlie purpose of obtaining a Crown Orant of  llie abene claim  Ami fnrthiT tlike mpuci- that action under  ������ceiion .11. must be commenced before the issuance of such Ctrtificiite of Improvonients  ��-������> .1   A   IIAKVKY.  Dated this l!<th dav of Nnvtiuber A 1).. IkSH  yi  NOTICE.  Stem-winilir Miucial Claim sltuatv" in Ui"  Kort Steele Minint.' Di\ isiou of Kast Kootenay  I'lstnct      i   ,  Where Incited -Situate on IJucklibejrj  Mounuiln on the south b ink of Mark ("rck '"  Take notice  that  I.   Ni,il  Mcl.eod  Citrr.m  KreeMlner'sCiTUticatc No. l.iW a. Attorney  for William MucKenzte.  Free Miner's i\ ,-titi  rate No 4*1 2X1 A. and I). \)  Mann   Fret- Hlutr s  'Vrtitkate No s Kit A. Intend  sixty  dajs  irom  tho date htrcof to apply to the Mini'it: Uecordei I  fora OTtiiieate of iiliprovemrnts. for the pui- J  j��j��p of ubtaliunu a Crown 0 lant uf  the al), H',  rln mi , ,  , And fin tl.<.r take notice th it action under;  Section :<7 must lie cumuli net d helo^i- tin Issi,- I  mice of such Certificate of Improvement. ,  r>:ueei   th's  twi nty-el>rbth  day of November, Is^n  * * NKIL MfLKOD C'UKUAN. Attorn.-j  NOTICE.  IN TIIK C lUNI'Y CO CUT "F KOOTK.N'AY  HOLDEN' AT rOHT .siTKni.B  Notice is hereby iriven thai on thc'."ith day  of September. IS'��K. It iv as ordered by Mr .lus-  tu'e Form, Countv C'umt .ludire, that James F  Armstrong Oftlcial Administrator of the  County of Kootenay, ho Adniiuistratornf.il]  uud singular the t;oods, chattels and credit ol  John Ilartlett of Spokane in the State of Washington, deceasid, intestate  nverv person indebted to t-ho said deceased,  is required to make pajuient forthwith'to the  undersigned.  JKvery person h.ivinn In possession effects  belonirinc to the deceased is required foi th with  to notif> the uude'i signed.  Kvery creditor oi other person ha-viug any  claim upon or interest in the distribution of the  personal estate of the said deceased, Is required  within thiuj days of this date, to send by registered letter addre.sst A to the undersigned, his  name and address, aud the full particulars of  his claim or interest, and a statement oflns  act ount, and the nature of the securitv (If anv  livid bj mni ) After the exuiriiifrpij of 'lie said  thirty dajs, tile Adiiiim^tiaior will proceed  wilh the distribution of the csi.ne, having ic-|  i;ard to those claims onlv of which Ik* shall \  liaye had notice. .  U it. d 'it Fori Steele this 7ih day of fVtol;  er 1��K  ,1   F. AKMSTltOXU  i_'- Olliclal AduiinKtiiuor  MINERAL   ACT   1896.  (ruiiM r.)  CKKTIMOATK   OF    IMl'KOVKMKNT.S  NOTICE.  IN  '1 IF. dTVTY LOl"KT 01"   KOOTll.VW  hoiA>i:n at nmr stkui.i;  Notice Is herebj clvwi th it on the Sth dav  ef Deiemln r Is'.K it vv is . i.liml  by   Mr   Jus  tice Foi-iii ('oyuty  Covin Ju.lr.-e  that J lines 1  WOT1CE.  JLUCHKH,   UKLCHKK   and   OLD   HALDY  MINKKAly CLAIMS  Situated in the Fort St( ele Minnie Division  of the Kast Kootenay nismct        "  Where located' -  Ulueher'- Near Mark Crei le and south of  the Shylock nnd Tlamlet'mineral claims  Uelcher���Near Mark Creek and adjoining  the Shylock mineral claim on the north.        ,  Old Haldy ���- On Mink Creek. Kast Kootenai  and lylujr between thu Mueller and Stonewall  Jackson mineral claims  Take notice that I William Roderick Koss.  acting as agent for the Unstiui;1 llrttlsh Coluin-  bia Exploration Sjndicate, Minitcd, Free  Miner's Certitlcato No. H'iW v intend, iixty  days from Ihe date hereof, to apply to,the Mining ltecoider for a (Viliileute ol' Improvements  foi the purpose of obtainlne. a Ciowil Ciaut for  each of the ibove cl tints  And fui iher take notice that tclion under  Seetn n :!7, mu-l-lv I'oinuienced before the issuance of such Oeruilc'itc of Improvements  Hand this t^eiilv-ii'nthdiiv of  IVeomhcr,  ISliS , >  I-!' W.M    U    1WISS    I". M   C  No   \'*S73 \.  I.JMUM HU- ��� i.^1.113*  BOWLING ALLEY  Kivt'i-Hiclc AteniK'.  Fori Stei*i��*.  AUlfiHT l.EE, I'HOl'lilllTOK.  I!.  C  I ,  I,  Liquor License.  ,   ,. NOTICE.  Notice is herebj irnen that ,5u days after  date ,1. s'hall apply to the Gold Cotnmissioui i  for a transfer of liquor license fiora the CoiiI  'Creek Hotel, Tote Uoad. Fernie, to the Koval  Hotel corner of Victoria; Avenue and Cot  Street Ferine.. From Alex '���tewurt to F. U  Smith. ,  0 '   t FRANK H. SMITH.  Dated this Nov  4th , 48-50  NOTICE.  The   [Jritish  Columbia Southern Kailvvny  Compnnj w ill apply to the I'arllament of Canada at its ne.*t Session for an  Act atithorizinj,'  lii^jCompanj to proceed to construct its eastern section as described  in the Act 00-tlI Victoria,   Chapter   ,)��    until the llrst    of January,   ISKM.   and   to   authorize, the   Company  to    construct    or    acquire    and     to     oper  ��t�� a  tail��ay  between a point on. its line of  railway in the neifrhboibood of Foi t Steele aud  >:i point at oi near Golden on the Canadian  Pacific Rnilwny, by a   route   having1 the',g>:iine  general diieetion as the valleys of the Colum-  Inii and K'ootenay  Kners,  and   also   branch  Mnch therefrom not exect dmg in anyone ease  -thirty miles In length.  Hyorder of the Hoard,  II. CAMI'liKLI. OSWALD, .Secretary.  Montreal, 30lh November, IK98. .M-r;  i Annstron;.',Ofi!cial Admuiistratr'i of the Couutv  of lim-ti nav be Adininistr i|..| of all ami s!:kyu-  | 1.1! the goods chattels aijd cedit of  1 ol-L'iniite  { ti'oUlul dlCCtst d, 1'ltl state (  i U.i r> pt i .on indebted to llu said !eee��sed  [ is re.nur. d to mase pivm- in fonhwith lo il'o  , tind' i-svned  I I'-veiy iHTscn having m i)..sscssi(!ii'eiTeci,s  f beltuij-fng I" the*elee-eMse-d Is rcijuirce! fortltnitb  | to r.e.ti.'> the undersis'ied  j     > Kvery cn-e!:torc>r other person  hnnng any  j clahtl ujiein or interest m the distribution or the-  j iiersonal estate of the said deceased, is required  j withm thlrtv clays of this date to send by registered letter .iciflrf s��. d to the unde-sipnei'  h s  name and.sdci-ess. and the full particulars of  j his claim or intures-. and a sta eiieni 'f bis .,c -  ���count <and   the  natuie  ef  the socunt> Iff anv  I held by hrni I    After the exvii-ution'of the said '  i thirty dajs.  the Adui.:.is:ra:or   will   preiceed j  I vvitn the distnbuito:: of the estate, hu\mc regard  to those claims only  of which  he shad J  Khvp had notice. j  Dated at^ort Steele ibis Mb day of Decern- j  btr, lSSS  'J. r. ARMSTRONG  ' \1- OAlcial Administrator.  NOTICE.    A  Nellie Is herr-ov ,;ive'ii Lhat an application  will li.   ie uli' to the |" irllaiurnt  of Canada, "at  in M si ssl< ti thereof   for an  act to lucor-  potine a.iimp.iuv   ti^eutiMiuel    Intilnlulu and  i.p. i"ili a line or lines of flu-'iaph in  \he Dis-  trit is cr \ al.. it|d !'ist itinl   West Ivomeiinj, in  the Ftoviiiee of Hrulsh r..lii!nh!a  iin.l to make  eoiiucction  with  the llnr or lines of any Tote-'  | griipli I'oiiip.i'iv in ilu  Cnued ,'sfvti s of   \mer-  I ii'.l. in Willi any  flei;r..pli  .t telephone eom-  I |m(ij   velneh  is  iiuvv   hi   in rouftit   ma.v be em-  I poweie.l to i an i on luisln, ss hi the districts in  Itiestum  or in a'i\-olh. . ;5flnioii  of  the   1'iov-  > niCi'e.f Htitish Cnluiiib.a. vm:Ii power lo soil  or  [it.i si il,t ("e.iiui,..jv;,s lino or hues  to .'tnj   Mich  [ i\iii|pa:iv oi to timaVitilatc ilie iindeiHiking of  ihe I'omp.nv wall thul of an-, other such eom-  tui.j or cmpiinii s o>- to enter into anv aud all  such  contracts. iiMeeineuts or arrangetneuts  for the transmission and etehaiigtf of messages  and distribution of rates of chaise  with uuy  other such company or companies as may be  deemeel necessary or expedient  forcthe pur-  ;> jscs of the Cc'.mpai,., >o to be iucorpoiated us  l:ifore1s>.id ' ,  ,        D.iteu at \ u'toria, 15.  C ,  tho L'Jrd  Deceiu-  t ber, ts.'s '  1IOD1VEL1. ^ DUFF,  S3- Soli ltors for the Applicants  Cigars and Tobacco  Edisons' Phonograph  For private ptn-tys .nut home aniiif-o  ini-nl, tilt* I'liomiiri-upli ii, jiiht, iho tiling.  Why not "/ivc it a triiil? Terms rcason-  ahk'. leavi' or.loVs at. tho Howliii^ Alley  Why Not Invest In  KIMBERLEY  The Load villi! of East Kootcnau  Shaving k': Hair Dressing Parlor  N>.\t to Oi lent.-il Hotel  FORT   STEELE,  B. C.  All kinds of hair work  a specialty.  A. J. GREZ.   -   -   Proprietor.  Professional.  B. R. COOK.  Livery,  Feed   and-  Sale   Stable  Wort Sleek', li. C.  TKAMINC Ol'" ALI, KIN1>S SOI.ICITKU  roilT K-lKfcLK DLVJUXll'MXM'.STltUIC'A'l-BT/rU  UIH I.eaflenliall Slreet, Komlon, KukIiuiiI.  N. A. WALLINGER,        FORT STEELE,  POST OFFICK IIOX K  T HOMAS    McVIT TIE  Fovt, Steele B.C.  ��� li    mile's    1'roni  Nouth Stah   mine  tlie  famous  11  miles  D. L.  BETTCHEN  -jjf The   Jeweller -fjf  WATCH US ItKI'Al UKIJ and SATISFAC,"!1  uuak,\nti;i.;i).  ON  J^OliT   S'JUOHLIO,  B.   C.  from the Sullivan mine.  i i i  hourly   200  ininorul   claims  t-tirround  K1MIJKUU0Y and df��|1ond on   it  fur MippHi'b  r r  ��The terminus of the North Star  Railway Branch  TEACHER WANTED.  NOTICE.  Notice is 'hereby piven, that thirty days  afterdate I'.sLall applj to the Gold Commissioner for a license to retail' liquor on the  premises known as'the Koyal Hotel, situated  at Kimberley, B  C.  C. E. FINCH.  n Dated this Tth day of January, 1810.'      2-0  ., ^NOTie ri. '  Notice is hereby givei v at application will  be made to.the Lettislame Asstirblyof the  Provinee of liritish Columbia at, itf, next Session for an Act to amend the Kootenay and  North West IJailwuy Company's Act 1M8 by  coullimlni.-and coiisolidatiiiLt'in the Kootonay  and North West Uiiilv.-.i.y Company all the fran-  ' ehises, lights'and powers Kranlod by this liast  Kootenay Kuilu.iy Act, lHvf to tho blast  Kootenay Hallway Company and granted liy  llie South [Oust Keotenay Kail way Act  IM1B to Ihe South IC.thi Kooieiiiiy Ituilway Company and pin chased or otherwise ncriulred by  the said Kootenay and Noith West Kailuay  Company and to extend the lime c>r tunes  Hiuited In the said Acts or anv of them foi   the  " roinineiiceiiient and cpmiiletlon of IheTwoilcs or  any purl tlieieof authorl/ed by the s'liicl Acts or  an.\ of thrin and eMendniff the time of Riving  any h"cuiily oi the doini; of any nets,for a  period of tinee .veais and'foi oxtuuded povreis  and foi all sue li oilier poweis as may be neces-  s,ir\ to fullv and completely carry on and op-  eiate the woilcs utoicsaid cu-auy of them  Dnlid llilsv.h i\-.i\ of Deeeniner  IKIS.  Mcl'nu.r.lFS i WILLIAMS.  �� ' Soliciiors for the Apphcanls.  NOTICE.  Notice! is heieliv ifl: en thai Application will  be made  lo the:   la Kislattvi   Assembly of tho  I'rcnince ol    liritish   Columbia    at   the   next  Session thereof. In ihe Noun St n ' and   Arrow  Lake K:ulwa>r t'oinpany  for an Act iimeudin<:  Section III of the "North Star'tnd Arrow  Lake1  Kailwav   Act   I1-!M     by extendiuir for one yeai  Uie time withm wliuh the sum of Ten thousand  dollais in the said Seclion mentioned, shall   be  expended,   and  furtl.ei   to amend  the  Act by  adclnu; as a third Sec lion to rhe sc hi dule then ���  of the wonls ��� a railway fiom a point at or ne.n  Fort Steele on the line of railway mentloued in I  the-llrst section ot this  schedule  by  t\xy  u.ost i YEA EL\  leasibP' inutf to a point at or near Colder-,"       '  ,   Dated   at   Victoria.  U    C     this S5th day of ,'  NoM-iiibei   A   I;.   isi)u NEW  PLLL i (iREtldliV  Astibttmt .Tcache-r1 uanted   for   the  Fort Steele I'ubiio Sehodl���imist have  it Provincial Certificate.    Apply to  K.'L. T. Galhraith  ! Secretary,  NOTICE.  Notice, is hereby given that the partnership  heretofore subsislini; between us the under-  hik'ued as mail contractors, has this day been  dissolved by mutual consent '  All debts (mini! lo the said partnership are  to he paid to1 W. D. Iverfoot at Golden In the  Province of Hritish Columbia and all claims  UKAinst the said partnership arc to be presented to the .said W. D. Kcrfoot by whom the same  will ho settled. l  1    Dated at Ctilifiiry, in the District of Alberta  this :10th day of November, A. D , 1SSP.  Slutted    W. D. KEKFOOT.  SO-M o L. C. FULMEU.  NOTICE.  We aror prepared to winter  horses' three  miles below Hlko, at, Sheep Mountain.     Good  water  -and   pasture,   000  acies   under   fence.  Terms ieitsonable  WALDO ft INGIIAIrf.  ,   An   .  iiiilHn.  FOR SALE.    '   ���  f\iualgamator for working- free  , riuartz. Saves over 90 per cent  of jrolcl. Weight with pow er 2S.000 lbs.  in Made1 sections for PacKin^r to mountain claims. Can be. seen n^ur the St  Ku��rene Mission.  For Partlcular.s apply m  J. A. JIAJIVKV. Fort Steele. B.C.  T. C. ARMSTRONG.  I-iort Steele, B. C.  Manufacturer of  Tiuware, Galvanized Iron, Sheet  ' Iron,   Stove  Pipes  and /  Copperware     ' '  BUILDINGS HEATED and VENTILATED  Plumbing, Pipe  fitting  and  all  kinds of sanitary -work  Air TiQfii���Hot Blast Stoves  i  Hydraulic   and   Air   Pipes   for  Mines  i  SPECIAL ATTENTION, PAID   TO  ,IOB  WOliK". .  KIMPKRLEY is not a boom town,  for t>urrou.Kled by the LAHGKST STL-  VKU-LEAD AirNES IN THK WORLD  it-niUHt necessarily become a laro-e  cit>'  For a safe and profitable invest-  ��ment buy lots in Kimberley  JONES & BARR  Fort Steele, ,B.C.   "  General Blacksmith,  HORSE SHOEING,  AND JOBBING.  Mining' Work    .1    Specialty.  II. L.  V li MM1XS.  P. L. S.   ��  C. E.  Fort Steele B.C.  v  W. J{. KOh��-. H.  W. IlMUoillfKn,  ROSS & HERCIIMER..  J3jirristers     '-      -      Solicitors  NOTARIES PUBLIC  CONVEYANCERS. . .  Fori   Steele,   Ii.   0  X.    EDE  LANDS and MINES  NOTARY  PUBLIC  ..    CONVEYANCER  Fort Steele,     - B. C.  BOX 835  PORT STEELE  CHAS. ESTMERE  Sole fltjent.  PORT STEELE and CRANBROOK  8RASSICK   &   DEMPSEY.  CONrPRA GTORS  AND     '  BUILJDBRS.  Fort   Steele   B.C  TAILOR  COHIS  DAILY ^TAGK,MD MAIL'  ��� AND IMPORTER OF  ._^*~-~ FINE WOOLLENS  Rocky Mountain Avenue  Fort, Steele, B. G.  Stage will leave  eyery day at 3 p. m.  Port Steele  , Stage   will   leave   Cranbrook  every morning at 9 o'clock.  $J.50  PARK  ROUND THI1*  SINGLE  KAKE  J. J.  Lamonx  Contractor and Builder  Fort Steele, B. C  Geo. S. McCurter. j. a. IJiirvay. '  HARVEY & MbCARTER ., '  BurriUem,   Solicitors,   Koturi&i" Public^  .Conveyancers He.  FOUT  STJ5JSLK, 13. C.  ,   KKVKLSTOK1S STATION'and GOLDEN"  COLLECTIONS      PROMPTLY      MADE.  E. J. WALSH,, C. E.  M. CAN. SOC. C. E.  Formerly on enKineeriuR ^tafl of Depart- v  ment, Kuilwnys tint] C.iiiuls, Cuuucla, mid  late  Director of tins Public  Wori.s Department of  the Leew aril Inlands.  Surveys, Plans, Estimates and  Reports /or Storage Heocrvoirs,' Filter Beds, Water Works, Sanittitirm,  Sewerage and Land Drainage, Irrigation, Public: "Roads and Bridges, Rail-'  ways, Tramways ,&c.  Ottawa, Ontario and  ������    ��� Port Steele, B. C.  Telegraphic addre&a:���  0 WALSD, OTTAWA. '  ��1  si.oo  New York and East Kootenay  CLUEBIXO RATES    THE    YORK     WORLD  IF YOU WANT A GOOD MEAL  Go to the ''  MONTE   CARLO   RESTAURANT  On Riverside Avenue  William Robinson, Pioprietor  r  MEALS    AT   ALL    IlOUltS  Solicitors  for llie Nort>i Sur .in.l Arrow-  L.iKc Kinhe.LV l^niii.inv  the Ajipheant-s. -VI-I  Hie  THKICE-A-WEEK KDITION  llc--t    Paper   nt    the   Lmicet  Paper   at    the  15�� Papers  I'nee  ��� A    YEAR   FOR  NOTICE.  K      TIIAMUAl      (UMI'ANV       IM lllll'I'lUIIUV I \^(iOOIJ   AS   A   DULY  e,  r   ]nc<-. ' ' 0!" A WET.KI.Y  Notice is hcrclij trurn thai .ipphcition w ill ;     During   llie   .Sjjaniirb-AlTN'rie'aii  ONE   DOLLAR  AT THE I'UJCT.  PHOTOGRAPHS  A.   K. FKANC1S,  be null'. .H LlH1 iT'M sis-ion of tn��   Lej'islatnf  Assi'in!)I\ foi the1 Product of Hruisli C'Olunil.i.i  for tin \et   .ititlio.-ir'nc.- the   [ricoipor.ilir.ti of .1  (\itni>.ii \   ii> i oust,, i ctAiml   up'-r.-itt   i   line of  r.uhe.u    i-niiniu ill l.-1-'   .it   soi:..-   point   or.   tnt  Hritish  ( oltitnlii.i   "sotiilit mi   Km've.iv   (kroun  Hs tlie crow's N�� st I'.lss ii.ni-.ejv liet-'Acen   l-.lk  Ri%cr .mil tlie l��w n of W mini i tl��> lice .-.orth. i-  1\   between lh.  |..i-f o(  the   Iloelev   Moiii.i.i lis  ami thr In'....|. i..i} Uivi r  p. ( .in.il   I'i it   ibinc.  .ilonjr  ihe  west   ^ni( of t.ie Co  HI.....1 L..kes to  Toln   >ie. \    tin'ite  wcstirly ..lone- Tnt.\ .in.1  ill l//iv rtr< 1 s t,, t)t,  tool   >.f  LTjjp. r   l\<toler..ie  L.iKe   ilienci   .iIoiil'   ttu    I..u.l" in   Il.ver .u.d  Tiont   L.ike to  the L'npi r   \rro--1 l..il;e  JiectlTlt.' .11 soim  point b* tu. ' n K< velstol.  Airow LiKi   wilh   Hie   lfi ifl-'ul.   .mil   ,"\riocc  Liilo   lii.nn li lA'le ,t\   .i'i.) In .ulclitioii   'b.l'.o  t-o coiislriici .inil  ojmi.ii.   .i   lii.ineli   'i.n^eav,  riininliv Irom solni jioiih in live oi   U'Mil   Hoi-..1  mid Li ��i' ("neks lo tlie Voriti '-t.u Mini    itiili  powi : io "P* i.'i' 1 i*   s  i.l   l.'.nM ie -  . lib. i   ���>>  me.I lis t.f S|( tin ��.l   1  li i tl h   il |....\. l     il".*.   v ith  l)>o eer to I oP-ll\ll t ..lei I |M 1.11.   .1   "l li I'l.iptl   oi   I  M'l"plioin  Inn  in < iiiiiki Hull wiili sin li K.ul.i.r, |  mill  wnb  'ill  ollni   wsii.il   ji.iw.i      ujhi.  ,iin]  privib "< s  Il.tli ll .11  I "l( "slei li     \llt'lisl  l.tli |su�� '  UAH1. 1 "i   .-.  jileC \i. I'l'.b'  *-i.i i i < i    lot   \ pi'lit .ml s       'I'i-     i  war  Thl Thki''i.-a-\\'llic Would jirovud  ii.s great trfliii- liy llu jnoniptni'ss.  thoroiighiii-���. and ai-fiii-ac-y of" itf report- from ulljiilii1 h i'in>- of iiii]iortaiil  fivnt-. il ��:fs a-n-i'lnJ as a dai],\ to  the reader, and it will lie ofeqnal value  in reporting the gi eat ,uid eoliiplie.iled  qnc-lions uhieli arc now liefore (lie  American people.  ll prints the ie \es of ;iji ,1,1. WOrl<l,  ha\iiiLr -iK-ei.-i! i or-i-ivpondi-nce from al]  iinporl.mt new^ poinis on the globe. It  has brilliant lUnslral hue. siories li\  gie.lt .nithors. a capital hiiinoi- page,  (nn j complet' m.ii'keis. ciepai-fmeiits for the  .ii.il   hoib-eholil nnd v.om.-nV teoilraiiil othoi  : s.peci.il depa  We ollei  I and   'I'm.   I  ye.ii  for {,i Oil.  The t eg'i] tl- snli-cripl ion pi i  two p.uiei s l" 1 I.."ill.  linentiol nniisiial int< i-.'st.  llli niieiiii.ilii d 'lewsji.iper  lidSl'LCTOI:   together    one  of tin  Photographic Artist.  Studio, tiovcrmncnl,   \voniic, nurth   of  the lYos.bytcrian C'lmrcli.  Outside Views a Specialty.  ��nc SCIENTIFIC  THIRTY-ITIIiTH TEAR.  G. ARNOLD  Makes regular trips from Fort  Steele Junction to Fort Steele. ��  FREIGHT OR EXPRESS  Delivered  on ,day  of arrivul:  Leave orders with  M. A. BfiALE.  m THE HH  EXCHANGE 0 SAFE DEPOSIT CO.  Kdunm.iii House  ^        ' 'FORT .STEELE    l '  ��Xssay       Office  .    (EhUibllbhed IS03)   "    .  WALLINGER  &    NELSON,  MATORS.  AMALGA-  Samples may i>e left at Absay office ch-  with E. A. Elton & Co.  MOYIE CITY, EAST KOOTENAY. B.C.  The above Hotel has been  recently eroded,   and  neatly  fu'r-  Traribacts a general collecting and exchange business,.  nished throughout.  ' Cosy and Comfortable Rooms  The   I3iti-  supplied   with    the    UKST  o   brands of Ufjuorb and Cigars.  HEADQUARTERS   FOR   MININC   MEN.  GEORGE GEARY.  J. GRICE, D. D. S.  Graduatel'hiladelphia DenUil College,.  DENTIST  Riverside   Avenue.  fort Steele; b. c.  Moyie Hotel  Mouie Gilij, B. G,  DRAFTS, CHECKS, TIME CHECKS AND  ACCOUNTS CASHED.  Livenj, Feed & Sale Stable.  First  litii.  class accommodation  for  IravfS-  pnlilic1.     A  well stocked bar.  (.'ood .stabling.  Drafts ihsiiud iiayable in Canada  and  the Ifniled SlalCh.  Mr. Tin  iiKi'iil. 1." i'  ; nnd lils'i'i.1.'1  NOTlCiS. '  'ItlllK     Mill!    IlUS . Ill'CII    tl.|>l)l>illl.lMl|j<ill|-  llkM'-l-.Tlll';   I'lKl.SI'Kll'I'l.ir.S 1IIK-1 ill Ills  ���ipt'v, III I... {isul'lli'i.'ill. ilisi'lnii",-c.  NOTICE.  \nt'(  .. is li. n  i.\   i'i  ."I.   II  il    '" "l.ij'   ������.:  |IT  .' i.<   I ml  i lid to <i  Pi>l, i  . Hi'   (  "I.1 ( i.iiinnssi  .'1-  f l   fr.l  .1  1  (   .'lis.       *1  s. ll  llit'.\.  .nine;   li"|iii i  l>\  tf'l.ll] .11 7  ll"    l.r.c.|  Hot.  situ 1  .    il   Wilsiiim  111  (.li Ihe. Li  "ip .if I.h  ; l.roir  s X.s  1   l"..-s   lt���.,l���  IV,  in   Mil-   li  strict  .  f   Kiis  1.    Ivor.  1,'llll.V,    Scillllll  nt  llivisiui).  Diiti-d  liiis ill  l  I )''<���(  litnc-r.  t.t'.iK  ' 1 -5. '  .10UN, itiiicoon  24 Pages  :   Weekly   :   Illustrated.  INDISPENSABLE  |      TO MINING MEN.  $3 PER YEAR, POSTPAID.  ������I M>   I (111 SAMI'I 1    tnr\ .  MINING-'Scientific PRESS  330 MARKET ST., SAn* fRANCIsCO, CAL.  READ.  THE PROSPECTOR.  PALMERS  BAR HOTEL  I'AI.MIlIt S  IUK    ||   i;  I ARCHIE McLEOD,    -   -    PROPRIETOR  Kort Steele li.V  SADDLK .V  J'ACK  IIOI1SKS.  'II.A.MING (ll'AI.1. KIN"I>S A SPI.CIAL'I ^  MRS.  DIMMICK'S  LODGING    HOUSE  G. CAMPBELL, PROPRIETOR.  Teams leave Fort Steele Tuesdays Fridays and Saturdays afc  7 a.m. for Elliott's Ltuidiiiir, con-  noiitin<< with boats for Moyit-  City.  Hoals fan he had any d;iy at Ul'liott's.  And home for llie hide, or I'  iidies dining foiiliiienieiil.  or  M II  'I'i .i\ i'IIi i  lldsl   I'dinfd! t;ill|i>  .'reek and (.'muni  luid   this   hoU'l  HI)   Ml. jl oiiti    in   I'i  ��� -Mot in Lain.  (In  KVKUVTiriNf;   FIUS"!' 'CLASS.  Jlutjli   Wall.    M.   I).   .Mutual Allt admit  \'\jV ,U;riti.s tnldii'.-s.s,  Mrs. Dimmick, Fort Steele:  C. E. ADAMS  PIONEER   BARBER SHOP5  lOverythinir Strictly First Class-  .AV./7 door to the Pru.speclor.  WOOD    YARD  ('orner  of Cailii.mh  A \ emu- and   Leslie StU'd.  Leave ' 0rilei  icitli.  llie.  ;���' 3fan.  Water   Dclinri;}  G-RANJ ' BELANGBR,.Proprietor: THE PROSPECTOR, FORI   STEELE, B. C., IVEBRUARY 18; 1^99.  -'f��  S2��� ���$, .(��� ,|, ,^���  ��s��"CT'*" "���" 'I-1 ��*"  IX    PAYS   TO    TRADE    AX  ft  GILPINS'    STORES  *' i i ' '  At   Fort   Steele   and   Cranbrook  Prices the Same at Either Place  ���    MOST G0MPLE.TE, STOGK IN &fl$T KOOTENAY EMBRACING FULL LINES OF  Shelf and Heavy Hardware Groceries, Clothing  Machinery, Mill Supplies Dry Goods, Hats  Paints, Wallpaper? Glass . Footwear, Ladies and  and Furniture      *, Geiits Furnishings  Prices all right.      No  one  undersells  us  Estimates made on large Quantities ot Minino Supplies  G.   H.  @Dhk $}t0#p&ctox  t SATURDAY. FEBRUARY  18. 189!).  Ottawa Letter.  ��  u   From Our  Own G'orrcsiioiideal.  Ottawa, Feb'. 4,   1899.��� A  national service has been rendered  io the country by, the  Toronto  C-lobc in taking'notice of and an-��  , jswering very convincingly tlie  well-worn fiction that theConser-"  vative party saved 'the great  Western territories to Canada in  -the face of strenuous'opposition  from the Liberals of a quarter of  n century.ago.    Hon. Hugh John  * Maedonald whom the Local Opposition in Manitoba, in' sheer  desperation; insist upon keeping  'nt tlie head of their party in tlie  fond but foolish hope that his  father's name and his own gen-  ,erosily in the matter of gratuitous professional services may  hind him in the Premier's chair,  is one of tho latest to repeal, the  iincient legend. "It was the  Conservative party".he declares,  ��� *'nrhopurchased the great'North-  ���west from iho Hudson's Bay Co.,  for Ihe small sum of $1,500,000,  iind threw it open for settlement  j it th* face of the Opposition of  *ill the groat papers including  1,1 io Globe.  That journal'replies by (juot-  im>" from Alex. MacKsn/.ie's life  <of George Brown in which the  late Liberal speaks of his colleague, (who founded the Globe  and controlled it to the day of  his deaih.) thus:---"Next io the  -all-absorbing question of Confederation, Mr. Brown placed the  annexation of the. Northwest territory to Canada. An arrange  meat was finally made to accomplish thi* purpose, which was  Afterwards carried rout. For  twenty years he had steadily  urged the  VAST   IMPORTANCE. TO   CANADA  -of the northern and western territories '���o long held in the hands  .of a grasping monopoly. For  many years a portion of the Canadian press ��� made  light of. the  .representations of Mr. Brown  and the Globe. The company  industriously circulated the impression  that   these   territories  were valuable chieily as a hunting ground, and comparatively  few people had any knowledge  of the country. Fewer still had  any faith in.it as a valuable one  for actual and close settlement'  beyond tlie banks of the Red.  many year's the lata  river:  "For  Sir George Cartier' and his  friends resolutely opposed all attempts to'opeivup these, regions  for settlement on the pitiful plea  that its development would add  to the political power of Ontario."   ;    ,      .. A,  Hon. Hugh John, aud . his  friends throughou; the country,  should not forget that Canadians  study the history of their own  country and are apt to resent attempts to mis-lead them by such  garbled editions of the - records  of the past, as he treats them -to  in the portion of his address  quoted above.  sru chaki.es has found out  why.  So Sir Charles Tupper lias  found out how it is that Mr.  Tarte is still a Minister of the  Crown, arid r a member of the  Laurier cabinet. "If he were  dismissed he could and would  disclose the means by which the  Government reached power at  tho last election. He knows the  secret. He could not only have  Sir Wilfred Laurier himself deposed, but he could prevent the  Liberal party from reaching  power again for the next twenty  years?  This is exceedingly interesting, but it might be pointed out  to Sir Charles that others know  the means by which the Government reached power at the last  election: in fact it is no secret.  The fact was patent to all but  the hopelessly blind, that the  country was thoroughly tired of  the old policy and the old leaders and took the simplest and  most, direct method of securing a  change.  NO'WONDER THAT THEY HATK  '���     : ' HIM.  While the Liberals can afford  to smile indulgently at the  covert insinuations and veiled  threats contained', in the above  quoted .extract   they   can    also  thoroughly understand the honesty of Sir Charles Tupper's appreciation of Mr. Tarte's ability  to disclose wrong-doing and  bring the transgressors to justice.' Tho Minister of.'Public  Works has'very emphatically demonstrated this to ���; the lasting  sorrow and-' disgrace of , Sir  Charles' and 'li'is colleagues aud  this fact sufficiently-explains the  implacable hatred., with . which  the Opposition reiuorselessly  pursues their late colleague, wno  had the honesty, to. come out  from among them in the days of  apparent prosperity, and throw  in his lot with their opponents  at a time when such action appeared ^o the average onlooker  to be tantamount to personal ef-  facement and political suicide.  HORSES  FOR  GREAT BRITAIN.  The press despatches this week  announce that orders have been  placed in Chicago for 10,000 light  draught horses for the, British  market. Tlie Canadian trade re-  turns show that the breeders in  the Dominion are  giving atten-  much longer history might well  be, proud, but their efforts have  been not a. little discouraged _in  the past   by  the unsatisfactory  condition of the copyright  law.  This has been a much vexed question for many years and like many  other,controversial matters  Has  more than one side.   The author,  the publisher, the bookseller and  the-reader, have each their point  of view and  the  subject  is. one  which admittedly is very difficult  to deal,, with.     Jf however  the  new Authors' Society,   comprising, as it no doubt will, such men  as   Prof. 'Goldwin  Smith, Hon.  C. W. Ross,   President  Louden,  Principal Grant and many more  of like  calibre,   seriously takes  the matter in hand, it should not  long lack  satisfactory  solution.  KVKKYTHINd     IS      ONCE      MORE  ���~z?r  CARLIN  & DTJRICK  GENERAL  Fort  Steele,  - * /  MERCHANTS'  JEest-       . ���     ,-'  Kootenay.  Sole Agents for thou  Canton St>een  COMPANY  This Steel is guaranteed to be equal to .lossqp'.s  or  Hard Kocic Work.  Firths in ali  tion to this trade but nothing  like to the extent that its possibilities warrant, for in spite of  the way in 'which, electricity is  being utilized as a locomotive  power the demand for both coach  and 'bus horses in the countries  of Europe will long exceed the  native supply." Canada can turn  out the article that the market  demands, and that to at a price  that will make handsome return.  It is to be hoped that the fact  that Chicago ifc now handling an  order for ten thousand horses at  prices ranging from $J50 to $f>00  for best coach horses and $100 to  $250 for "bus horses, will give an  impetus to the industry throughout the Dominion.  THE   COPYWK1GHT   DlFFICt'I/I'Y.  A meeting is be held in Toronto at an early date which should  be of interest to Canadians .'generally..- though it may affuet a  comparatively small .number  only, "It is a meeting of the literary men to discuss the question of forming a Canadian  Authors" Society. Our Dominion  can claim a.body of litterateurs,  of   which   any -.'country  with  a  .     LOVELY.  ' i *  The announcement that the arbitrators in the dispute' between  the Grand Trunk railway and  their telegraphers have arrived  at an amicable agreement aud  that their award' has been accepted by the disputants, is of interest and importance to the whole  country. The vast interests  served by the great railway system are of too vital importance  to the nation as a whole to be  lightly disturbed, and as the experience of the past has shown,  any serious interruption to the  business of the railways is invariably fraught with grave consequences. The successful carrying through of this arbitration  instead of the alternative of a  costly and irritating strike is a  splendid victory for peace and  good government redounding as  it does to the credit of all concerned and to tho substantial  benefit of the entire community.  Soj^io Agents  Sole   Agents  Crow's Nest Goal company  Giant Powder GomDanu.  Mining  Supplies  a Specialty  Passenger and Express Line  ....,- ���to���  PORT STEELE JUNCTION ,  .   and CRANBROOK  GEO. GEARY, PROPRIETOR        .  Stage    to   Cranbrook,   leaves  Fort,, Steele' 3:30 p.m. daily.  Stage meets all "trains'  at Fort  Steele Junction.  For    further    particulars   enquire of ,.,���        ., "  ���  ,         .    M. A. IVEALE. Agent.  UPPER COLUMBIA NAVIGATION and TRAMWAY COMPANY Limited.  GOLDEN      AND      FORT     STEELE  TIME   TABLE   TO   TAKE   EFFECT   JUNE   1ST,   1898.  GOING    SOUTH  Steamer   leaves   Golden   every  Tuesday  and   Friday  Steamer arrives.at^Windermerc " " ���'  Stage1 arrives  al   Fort   Sleelc  Thursday  and   Sunday  GOING    NORTH  it   -4   a.  m.  " }).   Ql.  at 0 p. >u.  Stage leaves Fort Steele Monday noon and Saturday at K a. mi.  Boat., leaves Windermere Wednesday at,-I a. m. and Sunday -.noon  Steamer arrives at Golden Wednesday p.   m.   and  Monday  noon..  Freight, in Carload lots of /'lO.WO lbs" delivered aii Fort Steele via-  Golden al L'i cents per pound.,  C.   P.  R  and   boat, charges  must  be paid to company's agent at-  Windermere Ixsfore delivery.  Upper Columbia Navigation & Tramway Co.  C. H,PARSON,fSeoreiarr. THE PROSPECTOR, FORT STEELE. Ii  C. FEBRUARY' JP, 1800.  TUB   PROSPECTOR,  IK    I II I ISHED     WEEKLY   A')  TJ>P   PHUSl'PCTOli   COM J' ASY  A.   P>.   GRACE. MANAGER.  I  fc.Vf  THE PROSPECTOR, i- published  bvci y SutiirJ:i>, iinel lias a gunruntccd  circulation linger than an> otticr paper  in Casl hooten.-iy. Ir i- all iiomc Primed  iiiid contain- double the nuns of an.  other paper in the distiiet.  As-  an   ad\ortisms   ineclin.n   it   i~ unexcelled.  Devoted to the upliuililina of Fort Steel.-, the  <Ifei-elopmeni of the vast inineriii resources, of  f����e Kast Kootenay mininir ditincu  bnb-cripuon- i - 00 per >ear  Advertising rules "made known on application.  Contribution*, are solicited from all parti of the  district, but all matter intended for publication  must have the writci 's signature.  TUIC PAPPP Is kept on tile at the udver-  InlO rrtltn ilsinc :n:eiie\ of AlCYiinder  tCo.. Suite F.. First National IJank iluildnnr  e^ohane. Wa-h.. where contracts can be made  (or it  @;jje 'QxtozpziAox.  SATUKUAY. KEHitUAKY Id, iSttW.  ' FORT STEELE'S "FUTURE.  investors,   and   they   now    fullv  realize   ihc  fart,   lhat,    if   they I  wish to reap the irolden harvest  now being- gathered in tlie ������hona  tide" lields of mining enterprises,  tho.v iiiii-st  wake   up   and  grasp j  the    opportunities   which   con-j  fronts 1hem everywhere in this,  from a mineralogical standpoint,  so well provided proviiu-e.  Of   course   we   meet  here  in  Fort Steele the same specimens  of   calamity   howlers' we    met  in othei" district years ago, good  meaning  but over cautious   individuals, who are afraid to work  a  prospect except  they   find   a  vein  of ��20   gold   pieces,    well  cushioned  by, a  gouge  of $100  bills, .but you meet such   men  in  every new mining camp.     Then  again you have a class  of  would j SOLD  be geologists, which aru inclined j  to  be  formation  cranks.   ''Youj  meet thein here in this province,  which   has >o, many  geological  structures.0 contact veins  of  all  descriptions,r  true   'iissures    of  amazing size, and a   large  aver-  rt  e  If  8Fort Steele Mercantile Co. 8$  Brewing    Go,  FORT STEELE,  B.  C.  MANUFACTURERS  nnd  BREWWHS Ol*1 EXTRA FINE  BEEB  PORTER  BY   THE   BARREL,    KEG   OR    BOTTLED  <  t        ,        ' 1  ,    Bottled beer for family ifse a specialty  OUTSIDE ORDERS GIVEN STRICT $ PROMPT ATTENTION  ���(I-JMJTKJj. |  Y\/e Carry Complete  * - &  araDrv Goods,  Groceries,  HAY  Lines of %  ���?}? Hardware,.  %   Sash    and  AND   OATS.  Doors, Wr  OUR CKJJ.AK IS'STOCKKD WITH TIIK KJNKST  Mines,  There is no longer any  room i             -          ,                                   ;r                in      ^,n   .^,1 ni . . .^ .           _T p. o.'box 8i  forspeculation as to the   iuture  ?P  ���4��e  ot   precious   ���*a����; SA 1 ISt ACFI0N ClUARANlkLD telephoned.  1                                              ,a'\ou   will   find   great   areas   of j                 ���                                   ^ ,    '-  d   by  immense']  ! veins of gold quart?, caught   ar  of Fort Steele.     Boasts may be ���  ,   .���'"���_'u i   ��'granite, traverser  . made by tqwnsite  boomers,   but'"  the  Queen City  of  East Koote-. ,  ., . .���_-   every   angle   bv   a  perfect   net  nay pursues the even, tenor of its .      r "   ,       . ,  , . ���     work  of  extreme!v rich  seams  way, and continues to grow  in  .population  and    wealth.   '.Sur-  Kaiser & Sick, Prop's.  j       .        . .      ! successfully-worked in tho past, !E^  and  enterprising       ,        , ,  -   - ,   .       EE  '   ana which,ai-e at present being;gg  itt,  ,  I  r.  f  t'J  I  n  rounded by the richest mineral  region yet discovered on ��the  American continent, inhabited  by   a   thrifty  class of' business  men,   favored  by Providence as  the  head, of  navigation on the Kootenay river, being the terminus of all the  ���' roads    and _ trails     that   lead  through the snowy hills of  this  wonderland;   Fort Steele   rears  her head and proudly looks about  -her at the God given resources  that will .ever support her inhabitants. '   Fort Steele is not only  ihe largestttown in East Kootenay, but it is also the most  important,   by   long  odds,  from   a  commercial standpoint.   It is the,  distributing center for .this vast  ' territory of mineral fields which  surrounds it.     Prospectors  and  miners  from   Pilot  Bay  to Elk  river,    from    the    international  boundary,north to  the  Windermere district are' dependent, upon  its merchants for supplies,  consequently they must make their  headquarters within the gates of  Steele.     Thqre  is no argument  then,   patent    to   the   common  judgement, why Fort Steele will  not'bo  tlie leading city of this  groat/district..'    The railway cannot escape us and it will not try.  as public enterprise stands ready  today lo tap if at any point,  and  a  main  line   north   and    south  through the Kootenay  valley  is  an  assured fact.     There  is  no  doubt but'that Fort  Steele  will  be the railway center, as well.as  the,   business    and   commercial  center of this district;, this fact  is patent to all.  " Couplech/with  the fact that we arc'at the  head  of navigation, wo shall have terminal   rates  and   a   guaranteed  competition.    The march of progress    is.   on    and    cannot   be  stopped.    The new era is  about  to   dawn   that  will   make  Fort  Steele the Empire City  of  East  Kootenay.  aud  rissures of quartz  cari\vin�� jCTmmrm^'Nw^rrrn^^^  the vellow metal, which without lEsmrmnmTnnwTTYmTTmmmmnnnimummnmm^  doub  di.  s;rSc h*L;;ctr:oriviG-roRiA metallurgical, works, ��  ' "  "     '" '       A*D ASSAY.OFFICE.  .  .    ="  Liauors and  at' wholesale.  Everything at Lowest Prices.  Free Delivery to any part of City.  Gioars'i  V '   '  SjFort Steele,  Cranbrook,  Wardner.  worked at great "profit  by  and improved machinery.  The mining .industry   of  FortJEE  43'FORT STREET.   VICTORIA. B.C.  W. i. R. COWELL, B. A., F. G. S., MIMING ENGINEER.  Steele affords a striking illustra- -EE " GOLD ASS-VY. $1.00.  SILVER, $1.00.  LEAD. *J.OO  preseut activity  in,the face  adverse market conditions,   is  a  Itiou of  the  forced  adoption  of i gj^  mining'to circumstance, and  itsiEE  proof of'the point we desire  to|E^  el,tt  ltfc  SOLE PROPRIETOR AND MANAGER.  GOLD AND SILVER, *1 50,  '   SILVER AND LEAD, SI.50,  '     GOLD, SILVER AND COPPER, S3.  OTHKK  METALS ON APPLICATION.    '  make,   viz.   ';t\n\\>   mining  as  legitimate business will  be ca]J  able   of-greater'profits   in1 this jE^  district    than    any    section    or  |tc  MILL   TESTS:' .   '    '  TJie Stamp Mill has a cai^acity of 20 Tons-atday���  The Chlorin'ationrPlant 2 Tons a day.     ��� ,  S. A, ROBERTS, P. L. S.,  1 '���.   J3usiness Mgr.  THE   DALGARDNO  > Fort Steele,  B.  C. ,,  ro<>-ion nn thp'face of the   earth'   tQUUUUUikiiiJUiiiiiiUiamUUiiiAUMii^/lmiiAlUiliiiiUiUliiiiL_-  We hojjc, and our hopes arc  based 011 the logic of circumstan-  ces, that British Columbia, and  especially the Fort Steele dis-  irict, may V^o eventually transformed from an' ore shipping  district', to a smelting'.center.'  And when we try,to consider the  mining resources of this district'  in its proper relation as' to .becoming a reveiiuc .producer, we  cannot undertake to form an estimate on'what the production of  the Port Steele district would be  1      "       , a  for the coming year.  Wrt'PWif'r  5,  ^  33  33  33  .33  33  23  33  33  33  33  33  ii  33  33  . 33  33  33  33  E  S  T  GREAT  T  Northern  Rail way ���  E  ���S  u '1'IIJi SUUVliYOK'S CHAIN .MADE IT THE SHORTEST     '  Tn.VNSCONTINKNTAL KOUTE. ���    .  It is the most modern in equipment; it is the heaviest railed line:,  it has a rock-ballast roadbed: it crosses no hand deserts: it was ,built  without a .iiuid grant or government aid: it is noted for courtesy 0/ its-  omployes; it is the only line serving meals on the a la carte plan.  THROUGH THK GRANDEST SCENERY IN AMERICA  BY, DAYLIGIIT. '   ���  For FORT STEELE and the EAST KOOTENAY MINES. Weekly'  Stage   fi'o:i3 Kalispell.    Steamboat uomniunications'frum Jennings  during Summer.    Quickest and Best route to all parts of the United*  States. Eastern Canada and Europe. .' ���  ' .       For maps, tickets and'complete information call or address-  o     ' nearest agent or   ��� o  .C.G.DINON. Genera!  Spokane   Wsish.  Agent.  'F.I.WHITNEY. G. P. and' T'.A.  ,      x' St. Paul, Alinn.  rf  Bolivian President Retreat*.  Lima, Peru ��� Advices from  Bolivia confirm the report of the  retreat of President Alonzo aud  his army at Oruro. a town of Bolivia, 100 miles northwest' of  Sucre. The Indians, it is added,  are rising everywhere , and are  murdering and plundering.  There are also rumors of complications between Bolivia ' and  Gtiile.  NOTICE.  SOUTH EA.-T KOOTENAY DISTRICT.  Jj�� A  MODERN  BUILT,   WELL   EQUIPPED   HOSTELRY g  M 'WITH ALL IMPROVEMENTS UP TO'DATE       '   W  3? <���    '' .    ���   'ife  AND WHOSE CHIFJF FEATURES ARE    - ||  i  ���m  ^ Unexcelled Cuisine ���  Quiet Home Comforts  Finely Furnished Bedrooms  ���   e   A First Class Bar.  R.  D. /MATHER,   Proprietor.  DON'T    FORGET  Fort Steele Meat Company.  The Steele House  THE GRANDEST   MINTERAX,   DISTRICT ON EARTH.  A   Fe-vr   Facta   in   Relation    to    the  Mineral Wealth of the Fort  Steele District.  Few people realize wh;it a vast  ASSKS'-VE.VT   ACT    AM)    UKVK.Vl'K    TAX     ACT.  Notie-e; K liereby i-'lvtis, in iicconlauce tub  the Siatuiov. that Revenue Tax and nil taxe1-  l<*\ led under tho As^e-smcnt Act are now due  for me year 1SP9. All of the :>bo\e inxes col-  lee'iibk-within thi' ilKirict of Kast Kootenay  Pnuthcrii Divisirm. ��>.>.<"=,-eii by me, are payable  tut my o0ic<�� Fort Stef>!<>. Ahso-soiI taxes an-  j ('i)ilrcnbl'- at the tollowine rates, \i/.:  Foiir-llfths of tme i^r e'fiit on the  ii��sef-se<l  value of real i-stati'  Thrcc-tourths <jf uiie', per cent, on  the ik-  ' scssed vahic nf i��crs<jnal property- (  On so .-tiuch of tin; income ol any person as  exre-e.ls one  thousand  dollars   the   follon-ini;  and     V.'iried     area     i.S    Comprised    ��atcs    numelt    upon   such  execss    when   the  I same Is not  .-non   than   l"n   thousand  dollars.  ' one and one fourth of one per tent,, when  such  J 00   ��xcKsh is over ten  thousand dollars and not  within the confines of the   province of. British  Columbia.  niffKPdness of the topography is!"10'- th:in lw,'"vv <h0"���<l lU,]ia^- on,!"lJ  1     " _ '     ���        ' join- half of  one per cent., when such ertess is  a   iri'Oat    surprise    tO    those    Who'rjter twemv  i-n<iu>,.in<l   dollars one ami  three  have onlv a general   knowIed<re i '""'"f ����� i"-  "' ., J-i r- Thre.1   ))'r rent,   on   the .iss( sscd value ol  of the existence of this province, i^n.i ia.ui  SuT��erficial information bawd on I      " P��,'rtnn "r"-f"r'" lh'" ���"���"���" "��v "f ���"��"*���  ini])erfe_';t reports, and the limit  ed piijro of history,   have   <;iven  Fresh and Salt Meats always  on hand.  Robson <& Rodger��,  Prop's  Fort Steele, B. C.  Riverside Avenue,  First   Class. Brands  of ' Liquors   and   Cigars.       Headquarters      for      Mining      Men.        Commodious-  Sample    Rooms. Best   Cuisine   in   tlie  West.       M.odcrn    Conveniences.  J-lorhc   Comforts.  D. McNeish  Proprietor,  If'Kl  Thrt e-linhs of one pei rt nl   finthe assessed  I v.-ihH of real i st.it*  1     One-half  ot  one  P'-r  ion    on   llie  assessed  erroneous   idea.-,   of the mineral |>,,iu..���' P,rs��nai p.-opern  availably, and   imi   in-!      ';',",, -'" "���'"���  "' >"���"'"��� "'"" "  1 N. HANSON. 1  General /Merchant  Liquor Dealer.  AND  resources availably,  adc(|iia.te.concf!j<fi,(ir) of tlie'province, as a -'promising field for tho  investor.   .  The payment of dividends by  a, large mim'txir of British Columbia mining .companies. ';inioiint-  jng in the aggregate to many  millions of dollars, have opened  Ihe eyes of eastern   and   foreigii  j sitim: Is not- more .l.han ten Ltiousatifl dollars,  one' per cent'.. '.��hen such eicess-' Is oier ten  ihousand dollars and not. more, tli'nn.twemv  thousand' dollar.", one arid niic-'fourih or one'per  cent., when'sneh excess is over t'.vemy ihoiis-  ;ind.dollarH. one and one-half of oil, per c-enl.  j.   Revenue. Tai ��1.110 per capita.  (inc per cc.iii. on i.hir assessed .value  of ore  in- mineral beurine sulislances. pnyahle  (Quarterly on I he last, day  id   Uie.'u'ionlliK of   March,  .I line. .Sepieiiiber and neceiiiher ot each year.  CM. I'U'Vm'AKOS.  ���'    A.ss.cssor and ColleeKi'r.  l:'oi:i Sfeele. I!. ('., .laimary ihli.tfjiti.       1-  ^ Manulactiii er of all Kinds of Lumber. =3  ^ A large assortment of seasoned ^  r: Lumber and Shingles al- ^  ^ ways   on    hand.     ������'���." 3  ^ Dimetision Lumber et Specialty. 3  ?iiiiiliiliUiiiiiiiilliiiiiiiliiiiiil*.UiillUiliUiliiUiiiiliiliiiiiiliiK  "MUNSON NO. 2."  The Best  Writing Machino  Til 10   OK1.Y  INTERCHANGEABLE  STEEL TYPEWHEEL  [���:U'K.-iiitiv 11  ti.fli'iit.cil   (JiitaUiyus���.  ��� b'rec."  Address Edgar 'k.. Hill, Manufacturer, ,94-96Wendell Street.'Chicagej..' THE PROSPECTOR, FORI STEELE, B, C, FEBRUARY 'J8, 1899.  HOTEL   YEN��  ���mm*  *um*  H. REINEMAN,  Proprietor.      3***+*  ��,     , ���      * **�� **�� �����" �������� **��� *���*  a  Everything first-class.  ' ' ' 0 (  **itf w # **��� *���**���* # W n* ** *��� ** *���* itf *���* # ** j�� ** % *j* ^ % '*r ^r % w % % *Sr ** ^l;-* *w **F **  Special Agent for  Atiheviser-  Restavirattt opert  day end night  *. m *���  \%������%��%������������%%Vm����%��%%%��%����������%����%%m��%%������%%'M��%��%%Wll��%��\M.��%��%%����.'!.^1'LX%TLV  All the delicacies  of the season  'tiutiMiiMiiMmiiiMiiimHimnumumMuumuiiimHumuuv  Rooms   for   Travelling   Men.  ��he tyxa&peciox.  ' SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18. 189S��.  ��� THE COPPER BOOM.  Seventeen  Cents  May  Be  Paid  Before Next Spring.  The people best posted. in  tha  copper' market say   that   -while  they  regret  it,   they cannot see  ' anything in-sight  but 'a  higher  market for copper. , The  American  copper   uiarkot   has   been  sustained since 189.3  by  the  increasing    foreign   consumption;  and. for  a long time it has  been  seen that there were not supplies  enough in sight to  furnish  copper for the world at a reasonable  figure should the American demand come back to norm*]   pro-  portions  based upon  tho American consumption preceding  the  panic of 1893."  ft has been figured all along.  ' however, ,,that' this foreign demand would fall off by reason of  bad crops, high money rates and  poor business abroad, but instead of .a decrease the exports  have actually increased and  December exports were above  the average for 1898.  In the past five years American production has increased  from 160,000 tons to 2.14,000 tons,  while foreign production has decreased from 90,000 tons in 1894  vo 85,000 tons last year. In the  meantime, exports of American  copper have risen from 77,000  ..tons..in 1894, and 05,000 tons in  1.895 to 145,000 tons in 1898.  There was thus left for American  'consumption 83.000 tons fn 1894  and .100,000 tons in 1895, while  in .1898 there was left; but 89.000  tons'.".  ,'These"figures arc quite startling,, 'but' they do not toll . the  whole,story.:. The world has,for  many years been living off a  large aecumulatod visible supply  which has now;become, exhausted.,, In the spring of 1889 the  famous' Frjaricb. syndicate went  to pieces, leaving 1.70,000 terns of  copper in the hands of bankers'.  syndicates. Lake copper fell -to  below 10 cents, and the bankers  called for ar conference with' the  leading ,'��� American , producers.  The Calumet��& Hecla people  cooly informed the bankers, that  if they wished to market their  copper the price would be about'  5 cents per pound, and the Calumet & Hecla would be willing  to meet the market at that figure,  with the Anaconda also in competition for the market.  The result was an agreement  unlike anything ever before made  in European circles, in which  there was no restriction as to  the price,of copper, but the Calumet & Hecla and the Anaconda  agreed not to increase their output in consideration of the bankers agreeing to market" only a  limited amount per'annum from  their accumulated supply.       ��  This,visible supply of copper  has come down from 170,000 tons  in the hands of the bankers' syndicate to a total world's risible  today of 20,000 tons, and the  world through a dull industrial  period the past ten years, has  been absorbing 15.000 tons of  copper per annum more than the  world has been producing.,  Now there is a revival not only  of the American demand but  there is likewise a great rovival  in the European electrical field,  so tha; upon both sides of the Atlantic there is increased consumption, the smallest visible supply  ever known, and no immediate  prospect of relief as tho new  copper fields now being opened  cannot .for from one to' three  years become factors in production.  Arizona is the only point at  which increased production... can  be looked for this year. .The  Anaconda has reached itsV.maximum production, and (lift Calumet & Hecla has no present  plans for. producing copper, beyond 1.00,000,00.0'pounds per annum.  Osceola is the only .mine at the.  lakes" that .will   make  any con  siderable increase in .production  thi's year. The,Boston & Mon-  tano has rfo plans for producing  more than its G5.00U,000' pounds  of copper 'per 'annum, and the  Butte & Boston is a, low grade  proposition, requiring, requiring  millions more of expenditure bo-  fore it can be a producer of consequence.  In this connection a review of  what' followed the' agreement of  1889, when the French syndicate  supplies were by agreement kept  oft- the market, .may be of interest. "  From   below   10 ������ cents    per  pound for lake copper  immediately following the French  syndicate   failuic,   copper   sold   in  November of  that year  at   ll.t  cents.    In June of the following  year  it was  up to 17 cents, and  for many months  the  American  mines sold  lake copper  by  the  million pounds at 17 cents,   or  1  cent higher  than  the  syndicate  price.    In fact the price of copper did  not go back to 11 cents  until   1893,   and   from   June   to  November,   1890,   or   for   about  five months, the entire American  copper produced was taken on a  basis of 17 cents for Jake copper.  The  rise from'15^   to   17 cents  occurred   in  the  two  weeks  of  June. 1S90.    After remaining  at  17 cents for five months the price  slid off until it  w:is>   14   cents  in  January, 1891.  The present market is regarded as" far stronger than that  which made the last 17c copper  market, and the leading copper  producers of this country, therefore,, believe that the demand  cannpt.be met. or checked until  the yiriee is again. 17. cents:  Tho price is now rising ' about  k; a week, is, l4.Vc for lake,  should be 15c next week, 'and  possibly 1.7c in the: spring.���Exchange.     .  Last weeks quotations show  that copper has advanced since  the above article was published  to 17J cents. ,  Important Step.  London���The English war department     has    inaugurated   a  [measure of considerable impor:  tance.    It, provides that in future  each cavalry regiment shall comprise a certain number of trained  telegraphers,   and  inasmuch  as  increased pay and brighter prospects of promotion are to be accorded to troopers and non-commissioned officers who have mastered the science of telegraphy,  the result will'be that in course  of time nearly every cavalryman  will know how to  telegraph,'in  modern warfare cavalry is  used  almost exclusively for reconnaissance, and the idea is  that each  trooper will be sufficiently expert  not only to be enabled to tap the  wires with a view ��� to  obtaining  valuable  information   regarding  the enemy, but shall be  able  to  send important news which  may  be secured. It is known that both  Germany and Russia keep large  bodies of cavalry either  side  of  their long frontier with the main  purpose of cutting  and  tapping  the   enemies   telegraphic  wires  just across the boundary line for  the purpose of  interfering  with  the mobilizing in case of the outbreak of war.     It  will  be  seen  therefore  that a knowledge   of  telegraphy  is   indispensable   to  the cavalryman of the future,and  in view of this fact the new rule  inaugurated by the war  depart  ment excites universal approval.  AMERICANS    WIN.  ���"���*. ��f�� *#* ��Av ��#��   ���#* ���iv. *4*  *������- *���"  *#i ���'������'  ������* & �����*  �����*  >#'  ���*�����. ��#�� *������  *������   *���* *G*  ���()*  *$'  *4"   *���*  "���*,*������* *���* if* *���* *���* **���.* '#'.*��#> **"��� *.t> '-���.* *.*& *#* w+ '������* ���#* -���* if�� *f* *���* i4*, i#.�� -*.���* *if.�� *f"  Up To Date  ���  ���tv  ������'-  ?���*  ���'LEADERS'  ���ir  ���*'  ������--  -'���������  In  Each  and  Every  Department - of  the  Business  <��� o- '    _'    ,.  FOR  'THE    NEW    YEAR  Fine Toilet'Soaps       0 '  Imported Perfumes  Toilet Preparations  '  > ,      Webbs Confectionery  Hair Brushes  Tooth Brushes  ��� Nail Brushes  '     STRICTLY  Complete    Range  PURE   DRUGS. -  of   Patent   Medicines  i{t Try a Bottle of Vin Mariani.       Try a Jar of Ontario Honey Ajjt  QUALITY AND COMPLETENESS BVERYWIIKJiE ' '.*  FORT      "��� 0s{i  STEELE  ���I?  Pioneer'Drue-flail  'A��i  W. BLE ASDELL   Graduate Ontario College of Pharmacy Tjr  "t."   -*.��  'Is ���*"   ������?   ��������   "f"   <���"   ����"   ���#��>?���   if? �������� 'X- ������"   '���"   "����  �������'"������   '%-   ��f"  'l*   -H"-   f"   -���?   �����.�� Tfcr  f A.  A Large Number of Filipinos Killed  and Wounded.  Hony      Kong.��� Latest  from Manilia shows   that  has been n'o more' fighting.  news-  t.lieir  -.'Instructions", have', been   forwarded  to GeneTTil Otis to follow up his  victory   and   crush   Agu'inaldo.  The list of Aniericrin   casualties  cabled by General Otis isjas  follows:    Killed, 42: wounded, 140;  also   two   sailors   wounded    on  board the   monitor  Monadnock.  Ginioral Otis ]ilaeos th�� Filipino  losses at 2,000 dead, HfiOO wounded: with 5000 prisoners.    During  1 A  the light many''..natives' opposed  the inachino gun's with bows  and arrows.  KIMPTON   &   PITTS  WINDEKMERE ��t* DONALD  General Merchatits  Minmo siiDDiies a Speciaiiu  Miners going nortlnvard via Canoe River Route, will find if a large,  saving and convuhience to profnire their supplies at Douald..  Agents-at Windermere  for the California Giant Powder Co, warn  THE PROSPECTOR, Kw.'iT NTKELE, B  C, FEBRUARY 16. 1899.  sr^wrnii^nESi  =-r*T- Jr:=r*i2aan.*Tfrti-v-. .srarrr=3T=:=i*r  r  R  '> 15  '.'Is  ,1V  e.L  .1'.  7,1  it-'  (��h.e ilU'o^iTCJctaJU.  s.\ti;iu)av, Ki:r.ur.\!;N  i,s. ismi.  Electricity in MIniiif��;.  It   is   not  a  difficult matler to  convey to  managers  of  mining  properties an   understanding  of  the chief t^riii.-vxir^iectfical parlance, by coinpariug these terms  with   the   various  conditions  of  water���that agency with the action   of   which   uone  are   more  familiar than miners themselves.  As one miner's inch,  the unit of  volume of water, delivered under  a pressure of 480 feet head,   will  2->roduc;t-'  one   mechanical   horse  power so will one  ampere,   the  unit of volume of  electricity,   if  delivered   under   a  pressure  of  710 volts, produce one  mechanical horse power.     The analogy  is   practically   perfect   and  the  busy man of mining affairs who  has to do  somewhat  with ��� electricity need not necessarily delve  into  electric-techniques   beyond  ' lhat depth which returns the understanding   that  almost  every  electrical term in every day  use  finds an analogue   in  a   familiar  utilization of water.  It ha.s been shown thai the am  pere is comparable to the min  er's   inch,   and  that- the volt  rent form, 1 r:iver.se>. the com!lining wire in one direction, as does  water in a pipe line.    Somelimes  pulsaiing currents are u^cd   and  (hose,  like   water   in   a . supply  pipe of a hydraulic rain,  ilpw   in  a single direction, but are   interrupted periodically.    Then there  are alternating currents of electricity which are of- a  vibrating  character   and   oseilale* in  one  direction and then in the other,  alternately, as water would do in  a pipe, each end of which is connected to a respective side of  a  piston chamber having no valves  in which event the direction of the  flow of water through  the  pipe  would alternate with   the  direction of the piston stroke.  neltc polaiily 1<>   ihe   " 1 er   <���-.-���  rounding  the  oilier   *.% " e, li."  in     two jiha.se    .lecijic     mou.  -  there is alwiy.s a stale of 'i.uui <  magnetic attraction bi-Hv. en li.  '  part of the motor containing ihe  "leading" phase and thai part o  the  motor containing  the "lagging" pheise.  Single phase circuits are by  nature restricted to but a single  magnetic polarity of '.he surrounding olher at a given interval, and as it takes opposite  magnetic .polarities to exert attraction towards each other, it is  evident that the production of  power from single phase current  is seriously handicapped by its  own inherent characteristic.  An oscillating current of  the J This idea roughly explains why  ��  LLERS AND STATIONERS  form described, in which electricity" flow's back and forth as  water in a pipe connected to a  piston chamber without valves,  forms the simplest type of alternating currents, and such a current is termed a "single phase"  current., This inay.be fixed in  mind by conceiving the water  device to be driven by a single  ! piston, actuated from a single  crank disc,  throwing  the  "water  in the pipe into a stat��?''Of single  oscillation or single   alternation  j���-technically    "single    'phase".  lsjThe'i"ate of this oscillation,when  comparable  to  the head in feet, j        iiod  eloctrcallv,' is  or the  pressure  of  a stream  of'  water.     The   powei" obtainable  from a stream of-water  may   be  found   by   the   product    of    its  weight -and  velocity - thi.s  P���" i tirely ind^peiidem 'fi-om jbut par- j converter is just   what  the development of single phase  motors is so tardy.  In three phase systems, the  phase impulses follow each other  consecutively, with absolute regularity, inasmuch as "fields" or  atmospheres of inaguetisni attend  the appearance or disa]ipearnnco  of each impulse, it is evident  that the revolving motion of  these consecutive impulses impart a similar rotation to the attending magnetic field, which ux-  plains-the term "rotating field",  lfi a  strong  magnetic ,lield   re-  magnelic  DEALER^    IN  Pianos, organs, sewing Machines  ana Gent's Furnismnfls Etc.  volves. obviously  any  termed  body placed within that field will  the ��� "periodicity." or the "rateof  tend to revolve   with   it  and   to  |alternation" of the circuit,   ' this principal is due   the  three-  Suppoije.  however,  that there! pha^e motor.  iaiv  twov such' single   pipes,  en-j     Finally,  duel being expressed   in   "-foot-;  pounds."���and   there are   '.V6,00i)<  foot-pounds   to  a   hor.se  power  Similarly   the "power   obtained  from a, current of electricitv  the ^transformer   or  its name  alleling each other, and'contain-J would   indicate   were  the word  ing water alternated  in  flow  i m   the   previous   instances  tvalveless  piston  cnatubers.  , . -    lsjthe   pistons , of   the  found in the product of its am-  ��y  If  respective  J chambers are alwavs   in  unison  pare* (weight or volume) and its[as to speP7{"aud      sitioI1 as thev  volts (pressure or velocityj-this, wouId be if d,.iveu from the        "  product     being    'expressed    in    "'  ���"watts"-- and there are 74(3  watts to a horse power. Whore  any power of considerable  mag-  same  crank pin or shaft, then the  volumes of water in the two  pipes, would pulsate in perfect  harmony as to rate, speed and  n.t.Klc.is under consideration, its j dirootio;. -or to ' se an   electrical  ierin, the currents would be  in  ecpiivalent in walls would be so  great numerically as to be inconvenient of expression, hence the  D Creek prefix "kilo", signifying  1000, is used exactly as in tho  metric ' system, and thus ihe  energy, of I7f>,00n waits is cex-  prossed as 17") kilowads. Since  in ihe wall -is" represented.the  product of volis and amperes, it  i.s obvious that 17,"; kilowatts, for  /instance, may' represent an  energy of ln.o'oo' volts and 17.7)  amperes, or that the Iwo factors  may have, any value which will  give 17"i,000 as their product.  Here ihe" cited analogue still  holds, for Ihe same is I rue of the  energy of a stream of water when  expressed in foot-pounds.  l->ul walei   in  flowing   through  a pipe line encounters resistance  from  friction* with   the  sides   of  the pipe and from bends or other  changes in the  direction   ol   the  flow.    , Hydraulics  -characterize  this resistance as the "co-efficient  of ro.si.sta.nce." which  i.s   a   variable quantity, and which   i.s   not  expressed in  terms of standardized unity.      Ll   is practically in  the same manner lhat  a current  of   electricity, in    traversing  "a  wire, encounters resistance,  the  amount of which varies  greatly  with the metal of which the wire  i.s made.     Silver offers the least  resistance of any metal   to   the  How   of electricity:   copper ha.s  about 96 per cent, of the  conductivity  of  silver,  while iron has  less than one-sixth   of   the  conductivity of copper     In electricity the unit of resistance  is  the  ���'ohm" and its value is such that  when a pressure of  one   volt   is  applied to such a length or cross  section of wire that  the  current  which   flows   through   the   wire  will be one ampere, then the resistance ef the wire will  be  one  ohm.     A   parallel   to this would  be found in hydraulics where; the  lotigth and diameter of a pipe i.s  .such that under a   head., of, one  foot, exactly our. miner's'inch of  water  would   flow through "the  pipe. .'-'.The co-efficient of resistance of this pipe  is  analogous  to the term of "ohm"���the   unit  of electrical resistance.  Electricity, if of the direct cur-  '"synchronism":' But-should the  two pins be actuated from independent crank pins placed diametrically opposite on the driving shaft, then the flow of water  in oho.pipe would be exactly opposite to the water in the second  pipe,' which may b"e"described as  .a "two current ",'or "two llow"  .system. It is precisely such a  condition as this which'exists" in  the two electrical circuits1 of the  "two'phases" alternating current electric transmission system.   "   - ���   *���   _  Again, instead of the two  valveless chambers and pipe .system just described, assume that  there are three such systems,  each identically in construction  lo the others, with the solitary  exception that the pump pistons  are ' respectively driven -. from  crank- pins placed 120 degrees  apart on a shaft, in which event  the direction e,f flow in pipe No.  2 will be one-third of a stroke or  revolution behind that in pipe  No. 1. Similarly, system No. '���'>  will ;-iag" one-third of a stroke  behind No. 2: system No. ��� 1 will  lag one-third of stroke behind  No. 3. and so on, all, this being  analogous to a ''three-phase" alternating current system. Thus  are illustrated the different types  of polyphase systems���as all  varieties of alternating currents  in excess of the single phase  system are termed.  But what i.s the advantage of  different phases? Simply this:  As hot water in flowing through  a pipe influences the temperature of the air surrounding it. so  does electricity in flowing  through :t wire influence the  ether surrounding the wire -in  fact, magnetizes it, the direction  of the magnetic pull (so to fcpealr)  varying with direction of eleo-  tric current flow. A north inag  netic.polarity and a south magnetic polarity will attract each  other as all know, and owing io  the fact thai in two-pha.se systems 'the. direction of electric  current flow in the two circuits.is'  always exactly opposite, th��  ether surrounding one wire \>  always "of exactly opposite  mag  us ! electricity prefixed.    It is merely  a device for"automatically transforming   electrical    energy    or  -"wattage"   from ���one   ,value   to  another.    The transformer is to  electricity   what ,itn    appliance  would   be   -to    hydraulics   ,that  would take the.energy of a small  .stream of water at high head and  transform it with,.but small  loss  to the energj' of a large  stream  of  water' at  low   head,  or  vice  versa. -    Were  there an equivalent appliance in hydraulics, this  ������hydraulic   transformer"   could  automatically convert the irresis-  table tidal flow,, or any  portion  of it, to a much smaller  volume  of water at a tremendously, high  head, thereby'enabling  an   easy  solution ofthe'long  hoped  for  utilization of the tides for power  purposes.  It must be borne in mind that  the foregoing has been written  with the idea of imparting most  elementary ideas' to those who  have neither time nor inclination  to become possessed of any but  a superfical knowledge of the  chief terms and principals which  are fundamental in electrical  practices. The -wisdom of experience has well taught that,  "a,little knowledge is a. dangerous thing." and the above is a  little, indeed a little,  very little,  Pocket-'  and     Office  r  ���',  ' .-   Now ' iri  Diaries    for    1899  Stock  Post Office Store  FORT   STEELE,   m.   C  ' j>i  of the knowledge ,of which  science ,is possessed concerning  electricity, and to accept every  statement given as indisputable  exposition of most recent practices would be aii error, for, as  intimated,' an elementary and  brief explanation of a profound  subject cannot be swerved from  its purpose by considerations  other than the barest generalities. ���Electriei Iv.  Sullivan Diamond Drills  '.. . *  , '    ' "���  Most, accurate and  most economical   prospecting 'drills'' made. ,  Drills of all capacities, operated by hand or horse power, steam,  compressed air or electricity.  SULLIVAN  MACHINERY  COMPANY.  305 and 306 Rookery, Spokane, Wash,      -      -      -.      Chicago, III.  KNIGHTn& STONE. Agents. ��  CONTRACTORS FOR   PROSPECTING  MINERAL  LANDS.  9  M. A, BEALE  AGENT POR  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  NOTICE.  Take noticr that the paruiei.ship heretofore!  c-xisliatr tictu'crii u*. llie undcrsicned as hotel-  keepers at the lown of Wanlner under ihe firm  name of Ripstein & Uorkraan lias ihis day been  dissolved by imitiial'conscni.  The business will lie continued liy .lacoh  Hci-kma.il who assumes all the liabilities of the  partnership, and io whom all debts due the  partnership ini^i he paid.  Dated at Kort Steele this ITih day .if January. A. D.. IXW.  Witness i (Siril.) ISAAC KIl'.Vl'KIN  .1. A. Hahvut.   i J A COH MKIilCMA.V.  WANTED.  Orow s Nest I'.iss Coal C'e.mpnnv's Shines,  ir holders of this stoe'U will kindly lelck'iaph or  nrtte to the undei signed qutitint lowest price  hnsinesx mu.y result. '.  Vaneouver. It. <:. D. TOlili LKKS;'  Books    Kept    atid    Accounts    Promptly    Col lee ted  Agent for Geo.   Geary's Royal Mail,   Passenger and Express Line  "    W.  D.   Kcrfoot's Royal  Mail.   Passenger and Express Line  lii VERS! DE    AVENUE  FORT   STEELE,    B. C.  NOTICE.     .  'I'jekr   notice-Unit   thirty  days   after date.'I  shall  apply  to  the  (iold Commissioner  for  a  license to sell liquor liy retail on the .premise*  known   as the   Mountain .Mouse.- I-'nrr .Hteelel  ��. <;.' .���''������  AKCHIK  McI,KOI.��.  .   Il��t��d this tUlli (jay of Jan.. IWU. i-S  y>.*.. iSMiX-x  M. MGINNES & GO.  ' ���..    .     '   ,i  Wholesale   and   Retail   Meat   Merchants  A . F VIA,   I.I W.K  ALWa YS  ON   If AN I).  XW~ xMarket-s at Fort, Steele, Cranbrook, Moyie, Wardner and  Fernie. , y  ' - '���"  Mrs.SPRAGUE  '" .    .: ."     ., ^      .   "..        .     0"  Fruit $$   Confectionery  0     Notions of all kinds.  CJ8ARS and TOBACCO.      gg THE PROSPECTOR, FORT STEELE, B. C, FEBRUARY is, ISM).  :v.-j>������b.tt1*1 .I'W  *Nfc  1  THE   CAPITAL  ��s>  FORT ST  ���** ���** if- �����* ��** <4- -f- -���* j-*- ���#> ���*- >#�� *���' ��*'  ** *.#.* *#�� *��- *$* *#* -#* --���* *�� ���** *����� *���* *���#��� *e*  ���#�� *���* �����* ��4�� �����* ��t* *f * ��t* *���* ��^  *���* '*���* *#i��   ***   1#.*   '���*   *����� "t.�� -���*   -I"  TEH  J&i  >���p"  T  ���������    ������'  *���� ��#��-  �������� -!���  -C- -����  ���*��*"*i*-  ijiiji  �������� ������'  ,*r ,��.  .j. .��4��  '*��� '�������  ��� ����� �����'  ��������. ��t��-  .&. .��.  ��*�� <a>~.*  ������� ��������-  *  The only Government town in the District  WATCH THE PROGRi  \%?mm  FORT STEELE  l^c  '  The Huh of the  FORT STEELE  District  The Center of  Population  Mining center of  ���,   ,1-' ��� ' o t  the district  r/Hlnv'J   #<5T  Rich Placers on Wild Horse, Brewery and Fisher creeks.     Since 1864 $25,000,000  in gold has been taken  out of Wild Horse.  �� ,s "       ��� . '       ���  Sole   headquarters   for   Tracy. Wasa. Lewis, Wolf, Wild Horse, Maus   and Lost  creeks.   The highest grade ore camp in B. C.  H6ad Or Navigation On tll6 Kooteiiay River  Daily Stage between Fort Steele and the Junction  c  The  Objective  Point  of  The KOOTENAY & NORTHWEST  The  Northern  also  .y'ljx.     liar"  Choice resident and business lots 30x90 from $100 to $250.  titles guaranteed.    For Particulars Apply to  Easjr te^-  TYi ��2  B-. A. Blton. 6c C  .-�� <r  ?  ^'W  iK>  OL.B AG  T^  /*"��^H���^ i,
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^■j-w.-jr.ii-xr.nnviri -i-jir
©he ^jO0^ectjOJ
Mr. I'hillipp.-,. S. M ,  Tolmiro1*-"
Plains;, j., j.) (own.
!-.jj*rg\».3-;:si».- wxzavaTTrrmsxxzc
Gsa triad 2 art       P><acsfac       Railway     and
SATPKUAV. KKIHtUAKV  In is<>".  I     S.  Vi](^  Hamilton:   .1    Ki.xhor, i =E
Col. Henderson is spending  a
low clays al Furl Stools..
- A. R. -McDormot ha> i>een appointed ayent for the Confederation Life Association ol" .Toronto, l'or tlie district of South East
Karl NeitzoJ will oix-n an a.->-
say office at iloyie.
(iooil copper properties Avanl-
ed by M A. Bealo. H>> can -ell
tin in if anybody can. "'
=:^;!:!-H£S:il  EAST KOOTENfW HOTEL  1
Soo Line.
and   1).    Romier,    Fernie    wore  5^
registered   at   the   Vonosta    on
Wednesday. ,
Movie City, B. C.
E. C. Smith,   manager  of   tin
Sullivan group was   in   town   on ' ^
Me<>i".s. Carl in and Mc-hmos
returned from "Windermere on
j^    I.s a hirge and Attractive Hotel of quiet elegance in all it.-,    ^3
£Z. appointments, with a eusiiie of superior excellence -zZ
Mr.   Curran,   manager   of   tho  »~
North Star mine was in town on
Strictly   First-Class   in   all   its   Appointments       ~z
For those who want tho Best when travelling to any point in    ■
United States or Canada.
First Class and Tourist Sleepers run through without change.     Connection' Tri-weekiy via Macleod or via Kootenay Landing.
    , !     We wonder il spring ha.-, come,
R. O. Jenniii".-, returned from j warm sunshine weather was   tho
Spokane on Tuesday.
jurder of tho past week at Steele.  ~$
investment    tor
on _\1   A. lieale
Baker Street.. Cranbrook.' B. C.
If you want Fire,   i.ne  or   ..-ua ,     \v.   K.   Johnson   went   io    the i /-*   ' _ •      i      TT     j_     1
cide.it insurance, or a   profitable I Kn:dia mim, oll Wednesday. j OOlllllierCial     HOtCl    e
a month, call ; ' I.,. ,
' j     M.   £L.   Macleod.   W.   L.   Mac-'
"~~ ,'Keiizie and (I.  Krioon.  are   ro<i
A-you <i<> throu»|j   life   don't j jsteied at '.lie International
depend on the ('. P. ll. . • ,
Mr. K. .1. Hi<.;i)!)vii;uforsak-en Conducted   on   tiic   Eupopean   g^tean
Qiunm.-iu   Avas   bin nl   out   0:1   ,;,,.   jollv   < >M   l!aeh(Mor\   dub ' '   '     ■<
Wednesday.      Van may  lie nc.vt t ,Ul,i 'jniued   ihe   nob;.,   army    o>. .' s  - s-
so   insure   at   one.-   wo1    M    a    Mem-dict-'. '        , '
l!,,;i1.1'- ' ,     '• WELL    APPOINTED    CLUB    ROOMS
-Mi'>   .^preiuue leave-, Uulav tor'
Me-sr.-.  Small   and   Mu.-nnive   Windermere on busim-s.     '    ,„ _ir.
.have (pi.ened the c.»-mopoiitan ... • best      ANines     and     Liquors   , at      the     Uar.
hotel at Cranbrook. }>   L. T   «.albrtmlj has uouo to. : -a ^      ' -     :.   . . .    .'-— 1,_ i
"     ' t!:.- eoHst ''.'.: official busiiio^N,
Have  your  life  insured   with ■    , 	
the Confederation  Lh'e Associa-'     ''"--     '•-' -'     -.-■    .      .      '
Tiekots issued through and ba^^ayo chocked to'destination.
A j.ply for rates, maps, time curd.-,, tickets and full information to
nearest local ajfdil or
W. F. AXDUKSON t E. .,. COYLE      „
e     T. I». A., kelson, B. C. D. p. A. Vancouver, li. C.
KOKKRT  KKllli, Trallic ManaytM",  Winnipeg,  Man.
Cha.-. Ks tin ere, tho Kiiuberlev,' S^- *__-   . ■_»      _ ~Z
tion, tiio only comjiaay  that   is-, rt,„u«hu airent. is in town. '  ' E~'■^ L--> ^--v      /%/I   ^-^ -.    --^-^-. .-'^—=3
suos an unconditional  accumula-   J :£     I      f^ t"*1       Vini    I "f""1 J  i^%\ \°*\ ^
lire policy.     A, L. McDermoios,     Spokane capitalists are  keep fe     *     *    § V^    i * ^^ *^* *   f ^C^ M *   f ^
ft^(,tnt" >, , in.ir their eyes cm the Fort Steele j-—
' '  '        UlisU-iet (j^:
Mr.    Ho'-lock   aniiounctjd   that,        '   . \xsz
a regular urn ii service is r.fiw os ■     T]lL.   UijW   ^^    apparatus    is"""
rablishoil east and Aves^.o'ver thu'b" insr msiallod at the .North Star
hotel.  Kimberley.
i ha\ e the contract.
Can 11  eS:  Co.
CroAv's "Xest lailway.
For a ^"ood vShave. Haircut , or
■llalh go-to C.-E  Adam's Barber;    J.'H. Laidiuw of  Lake  creek|£=
bhop, and Btith Rooms.    Succos-; is visitinir at Fort Steele     ' '^
sor lo Hi.yhAvarden efc Son.     . "' „ :' :"
°   " !       ' Voters Disfranchised.
Dennis says 'that there is a new,''   Victoria. Feb.   Li'.—The   local
light in town., an Israelite. jirovornmeut   'has   brought   in   aig^
—'— j bill to amend the provincial elec
Thb Confederation'Life Asso-" tion 'act. Avhich makes' ^radical
ciation issues mi unconditional
accumulative policy which is the
mofjt liberal life insurance contract issued. A.'L. AJcDermot.
a»enl. '    , ' x-
Fort Steele, B. C.
This" is  one of  the  best  appointed, Hotels in the
-Fort Steele District.,'
Every .room    is    comfortably,  furnisliod.
Ready for 'prompt Shipment IN OUR ROSSLAND WAREHOUSE
Mr. I5d. Fgan.  is  expected  at
Steele about Iho first of March.
Ol'lice     Diarie.s    for
iCann's d^ooUstore
I Mil!)   at
", C. I>. R. ollic.iaI.s. Macleod. Mackenzie and JOricson. visited the
I'KosrKCTOit ollico (ui Thursday,
and wore shown specimens of
Port Steele ore.
, Wire Rope and Supplies
x        . •      p
Rand ''.compressors'- m. Drills
Write for Estimates and Catalogues
. c?-
Dr. Crice. Dentist, wishes to'
inform his patients, and all those
who may desire his services that
lie Avill remain in Fort .Steele
two Avceks_lon»"o.r, leaving" on or
about March -tth.
Us all over town, '"mud'
1 he reporter.
Tom Slarbird h;is been ill dm-
iii^rllie past week. Dennis says
thai lie had "'tlie brow 11 skeoters
on his luuirs."
The l^orl Sieele lire brigade,
has i-oceived a hir^o supply of
ap'pnralus for use in lii^htiiiir tire
durin<r tho past weelc.
Quite ,1. number of h'oi t Steele
Liberals went to Cranbrook on
Monday ovcninii lo hear Mr.
St. John's Church of England.
Divine service Avill be fheld in
St. John's' church at 7.30.
Stran.^iu'.s welcome.
Sunday school' at 2:'-')0 p. 111.
All the children invited.,
Presbyterian Church.   '
Eoreiioon: Service Avillbohold
in the now church at I 1 a. m.. tomorrow. I5v('iiinu: Service Avill
behold at 7.:'.o ]>. 111. All welcome. Sabbath school Avill meet
at '■'> i>. in. as'usual
ROSSLAIND,    B.    C.
1 i R. 3IENDENIIALL, Manager,
1 lFire at Cranbrook.
I The .-uAvnrill al Cranbrook Avas
, completely destroyed by fire on
'Sunday morning.    The mill  had
Thy edilbi of the Kootenavillf';lVacnU"V'ot' '2[\m) reot daily'
Mii.cr. W. W. (J rum. has bor'n 'nnd had several lar<ret contracts
louch.Hl up with a libel  m.M ; for  supplyn^   lumber   a1  Lelh-
  bridge   and   other  places  alonir
The mail fiom   llie  north   was ■ lh° fine ot iho CtoaCs Xest   rail-
ahead of time on Thursday ' *'a-v-    -Mr- Avchibsild Loitch. the
               '                owner  ol   the   mill,   stated   that
Mining, property  in'the   Fori'}1"'  ori-in   of   the   Hro   was tin-
-'■' -    - "- j known.    Mr. Luitch has another
The    Confederation
Iwife,   Association
of  Toronto;  oni1. ;
1 1
Lssucs an unconditi011 al accumulatiAre jiolicy. which j;nuv-
k antee.s  extended  insurance  or a paid up jiolicy after two (J
!>lK y°ai's-        J"t is absolutely free from restrictions from date ^
i//p,ol' issuance, and has but one condition, viz: (j
f\v   ■   a '    > ' ' ><L
M ' "    That the Premium Shall be Paid. ' mi
w ' ' 'Mr
\V/a I-\)i-Jui'lliui" iuloi-nuition ;ifipty to llie.'  lio;id olliue. Toronto, or  Iho    /)]
)u    local .ijjont.
m A. L. McDermut,   >i
P. 0. Box 4. . FORT STEELE.  B. C.
1    '        * '       ' -.1
otel Internationa
Fort Steele.
By Wire" and  Post   From 'All  Parts I J  *» © M2Kf
Steele district i.s in demand.
Captain Armstronir reiuriiud
1o Golden troin Alaska on ihe
.">th inst.
'small mill that will bo in operation ;n a few days.
Hospital Note.
As predicted the Filipinos ha\" r
heard somethinir drop.
_— Tickets of admission   are  hoav
Thiee claim- ljonded. four m circulation on the J'ollowin""
properties sold and slocked for! tfl,.,n>, ^| ])r]. niontli. jiayablo
«..-)O0j00n. isa-oodshowiiiir,forlin .|(lv.UK.(.; s=,_ six mou,hiS'. *,„.
mineral ])roportiOs   111   the   hort1 ,„.  , . .     ,    ,,
Steele district C)llf' .v''!u'-      ' n;ke1s entitles hold
ers 10 all hospital privileges,   in-
Mr  Chas, Armsiroiii^ ret 111 ned  cludinir the "-crvief-h of a  trained
to Port Steele on  Thursday. ,Uir«c. board and lod-rinn-s.    The
hospital    needs      support      and
should   receive   patronage   from
Tin.'owners of ihu   Ihir   ('lii(;f      Miss Hearle   Avishes   to   thank
minw rocoived a jiortion   oi   their   fnr   the   following   donations   to
money on Thursday 1 h^ hospital:     Mrs.   Armstrong,
- — v curtains for front   door, oranges,
The irrfcprpssible'l-ion I'ugh   is  chicken   soup:     Mrs    iileasdcll,
paying Fort Steele a visit. lemons    and   fresh   eggs:    Mrs.
, I.eTeli,   cake   and   eroam.   Mrs.
Postmaster      Cami      rclurned , \)u] \,-U.   cub   arid   bread:    Mrs. |
from a visit to easloi-n Canada on !(;;i|braith, Milk:    Mr.   Simpson, j     'p|„.   poaco   arnia.incnt   conlei
Thursday. 'cdilorof Cranbrook   Ilrrohl, one   ence Avill be hold in Holland
years' subscription lo p;ipf>r.
N.   Hanson  <il   Wasa.   was   in;'   jv-Tj-. Iv.  I.-. T.  (Jalbraitli.   visit -
town on Tuewday: j ing director for tlie week
H.osyiital Avill bo   open   for   in-
of the World. ~ .   >
Admiral Dewo.f has declined
to accept the presidonlal nomination.
Prince Napolcan. third son of
Prince Lacion Bonaparte. Prince
of Ganiuc. is dead.
'A fatal (ire visited ■• Aloiit. real,
by Avhich one (ircnien was killed
and others seriously injured.
Two U. S. custom officers, have
been arrested at Log Cabin.
Yukon, by the Canadian officials
on a charge of smuggling.
A wrecked balloon and the
bodies of three aeronauts, supposed to be of Androo's party.'
have boon found in Siberia.
Tho Ifamburg-Anicrican liner,
the Bulgaria, is drifting helplessly on the AlltMilie.
In the British parliament the
question of foreign relations i.s
an important one.
Sixteen skaters in Chicago
wore carried by drift ice out into
Lako Michigan owing to a high
wind. Ten were saved.- The
fatu ol the other i»ix is unknown.
The Eldredge
The Belvidere
Superior to all others irrespective
of price.   Catalogue tells you
why.   Write for one.
_A_  _._,^
For Travellers and Mining Men—
Handsomely and'Expensively Fur
—nished. r .-
Everything- new,   First Class and'
 Strictly Modern in every par-
Home Comforts.
Queen's  Hotel.
Two Gommodious Sample Rooms for Commercial Men
It A'PES $H t'Elt DAY.
New Vorfc.
Hactory1, J
BKLVlDEki:. ILL. ,
■    Golden has a tire vsugiiie. what j spect.ipn on Saturdays and   Sun
is the matter Avith Port Steele.     j'day» from ;.! to ."> i». m.
(.luriiiany, it, is staled, started
tho trouble in the Samoa islands.
It is said that the general elections in this pro.vinco arc not far
off.    .       -.
.Destructive tire in Halifax.
Flames broke out i n the citidal.
The damage is considerable.,'
Admiral Beresford hasarrived
at San Francisco. '
The Sjjanish government Avill
not sell the Caroline ishuirls..
J. 6: Greene, Proprietor.
aoun&jsr, i3. c.


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