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Array -&��� .<  ~s  \-X-'r     -*�����*��� i"*^**-*?^* I  .���.Pl'OIMTTED   III13  OF^ICIAI,   ��  �����  ���GOVERNMENT   GAZETTE     ��  (Sf-^-l?*'  * -.��  JkTHE PROSPECTOR HAS HKKN#  r- -*  is  ���A-  *  it  Sff  ���*  ���J*  Kor South Kast Ifooleuay.  ��  �� ���' ���   " *���  ���*������������''��� .        ���'���������������'.�����  ���SSf '���..'���������*  -5  THE   PROSPECTOR   CONTAINS ALL  PUBLIC NOTICES AND GIVES THE  LATEST TELEGRAPHIC  AND LOCAL NEWS.  Vol. 5.  Hew Advertisements To-day.  STcMUlin Fur & Wool Co........    ...I>ag�� S  KToticc���J. Ii. Ualos     "     8  FORT STBBLB, J3. C. SATURDAY. FEBRUARY ae.liea  3 AST KOOTENAY MUTES.  .Description of Many'of the Minos  hniha Fort Steel* 'District. An  .'Expert ���Opinion.  In an interview with ra Pros-,  consists of two tunnels; No. 1 is  150 feet, No. 2 is in GO feet, showing a fine body of quartz, carrying copper and .gold. The ,ledge  is six feet in width.  BURTON   AND WYNSTAY  feet in length and a shaft 40 feet rather that jjortion of it which is  in depth, 'besides  several   nnon >iii.a��+i.r+~:u..*..-.-^- -���  No 8.  in depth, besides several open  cuts. The ' ledge matter is a  quartz carrying copper. The  ledge is from 4 to 6 feet in width  directly tributary to the present  town of Windermere, and which  is the supply point for the district,   comprises   Dutch    creek  MANILA IN FLAMES.  PECTOR reporter Mr.  waU-known mining expert,   who  has traveled all over the district  i,      -during the past year made^these  remarks:  The  mining outlook for* the  district is very promising. Many  .elaiitt owners have been doing a  '���   wast   .amount   of    development  , , -work, and will continue to work  ,<and<push development .so as, to  onake their' properties -shippers'  ���and producers.    There will be at  Jeast.a score of mines shipping  ���many   hundreds" of   tons    per  ���month this summer.'    The  mining   activity   of   tho district is  most, remarkable since the ��� completion of the Crow's Nest ,rail-  \wity which will enable the owners of producing mines to find a  imarket for their, ores.     During  >my trip" through  the district I  '  visited the following mines:  ���CROW'S NEST COAL  FIELDS.    ,  "   'Tbe coal fields of East Koote-,  -nay, "in what is known ,'as   the  'Crow's   Nest   Pass,   lies    in   a  .south   easterly   direction ��� from'  ''   jFort Steele!'    Th' distance , to  *he   nearest   available   coal -"is  , .about 60-uiiles.t. These coal fields  ���riave acquired a world wide'rep-  nutation on account of the quality  s%nd quantity to be extracted:and  are   without   doubt  the  largest  aiid best coal-fields in America.  -The p western   outcrop  of,, the  , (field is on the side of"a mountain  ��� Sn ,thc Galley of Elk river, one of  .'sbhe   largestd 'tributaries' of   the  JKootenay ri ver. < On the, eastern  | side of the*-mountain   the<. coal  . ��ams havo been traced for adis-  ' *ance of 40 miles!     The  lowest  .seam   is about-' 1T>00 feet above  . the drainage of the valley,, aud is  -30 feet iu  thickness.''    100   feet  higher there is' another'seam 80  feet thick, then comes'a seam 15  feet thick,   then  a small  :j-foot'  one, then another 30-foot seam,  sind above  these are five  more  workable seams"from -t to 10 feet  Sn thickness: eleven seams in all  "having a tetal  thickness of  148  Situated in the main range of of thls ��">up.  the  Rocky   mountains,   on   the chicicamun stone and mabel.  east side of tho valley, and about     This group is situated on Bull  three   milos\i north  from   where river.     A  tunnel  is  now in'00  v*     i*   /-i -j*. ,    ���            wmiiiiaBs   ^uiun    creeic,  Mr.  D.  Griffith   is   the  owner Toby creek and their tributaries,  t nic   ir����y* n**v I rj nil   ���      a ������  Horse, fhief and  its  tributaries,  No.   2 creek,   and    the"    Rocky  Seven Hundred Houses Destroyed.  Heavy Fighting By the American  Forces. The Monitor Manadnock  In the Fig-ht.  (Special to The Prospector.)  the Elk river leaves  tho  mountains, . and   one   mile  from  the  Crow's  Nest   railway,   are   tho  claims know as the  Burton  and  Wynstay.      The   lead on   those  claims is well defined  and  from  three to six feet in width, carrying malachite, calcacite and copper pyrites, with iron oxide and  carbonates on both  walls.     An  average assay gave *4   in  gold,  8 ounces  ino silver and  U7> .^Jer'  cent copper.     The mine i.s easy  of access,- being only three-quarters of a mile  up the  mountain  from the valley.     We learn that  extensive operations will be commenced early next spring.  BLUE  GROUSE   AND   EMPIRE  The Blue' Grouse is situated  on Sand, creek. ��� Development  work consists of a tunnel which  is now in 204 feet, and has a  depth o'f 800 feet. The ore is a  copper pyrites carrying from 8  to 21 per,cent copper. The vein  is about 15 feet in width.  One   of   the   most promising  claims  in  the  vicinity  of Sand  creek is the Empire claim.     Development work consists of several cuts ��� and  a   tunnel:'    Tha  ledge   has   a  large  and  strong  cropping, 2.r) feet in" width,* and  extends ��� the full,- length of the  claim, dipping to the  north,, the  trend  being east and west, and  cuts* the formation  at -.a" right  angle.    The, ore  is, a. pyrites'of  copper^,,    "      -  ( - -. * , -,  Mt    ;--  .   WATERFALL.-  Is situated on Sand creek   and  is a very promising claim.'   .The  ore is quartz carrying galena of'a  a high grade,,,considerable development work has  been  done  on the property.    There are several    small ������ ledges    that'    rjms  through" the claim, and as depth  is obtained it is thought that the  different   leads   will  unite   and  form one large strong vein.  MCBANE GROUP. '  Consists  of three  claims and |  are   situated   ou    Sand    creek  feet with a grand showing of  copper ore. The lead is 12 feet  in width. The ore has a value  of $3.3 to $110 to tho'ton.  [ TWILIGHT GROUP.  This group consists of Twilight, Molly Bawn and .Cuckoo  claims: Development consists  of three tunnels, 20, 35 and 35  feet respectively The ledge  carries copper arid gold.  DIBBLE   GROUP, '  One of the most Valuable mi'n-  mountain   country   immediately  east of the lake.     The country  between Dutch creek and No.  2  creek contains several well defined belts of copper and sulphide  ore.     These belts have only to  a small extent been .prospected;  especially is this the  case  with  the Dutch creek country.     Several very promising ledges havo  been located on, that creek,   surface   croppings   carrying   good  values in copper, gold and silver  with a small percentage of lead,  but as uot enough work has been  done to demonstrate either the  Manila, ��� Feb.   23.���With   day ,    ~ ..~.^, iu��iwa/  light this morning the enemy is has  at  last   announced   its   in-  The   C. P. R. Make. An   Important  Announcement.  Will build  from  the Junction  to  Fort  Steele,   thence  by  the  most   direct * route   to   Windermere.   .  The Canadian Pacific Railway  commencing worrying tactics at  various parts of the American  lines apparently with the purpose of withdrawing attention  from affairs inside the city. An  attempt was made to rush the  extreme left of the American  line, near Caloocan, but it was  promptly-checked by a hot and  effective musketry and artillery  fire.      In   the   meantime   small  teution regarding the railway  connection to be given Fort  Steele.  FROM THE  FAMILY   HERALD AND,  MONTREAL  STAR.  Feb. 7th, 1899.���The Canadian-  Pacific Railway has at last an-,  nouneed its intention regarding  the railway connection to be  givon Fort Steele, a branch line'  will leave the main line at a  point    near    the    Fort   Steele  __ ���   �����^^w  jjyjn.iv    uuai     me    J1 ort   fateele  bodies of rebels evidently some Junction following the Kootenay  of   llinso.   wii/-*.   tit/-..." �����- ������ ��� -���  ,��� ��� ..w.%, Hiiu-  uuue iaj uomuusiiraie eitner the  era] deposits in  this section of permanency   or   continuity   of  the district  is   known   as    the these ledges,  or the chutes of  Dibble group, and is situated*in  a gulch of the Rocky mountains  about 10 miles from. Fort Steele.  There are five claims ia the  group and are owned by Hhe  Slocan Silver-Lead Syndicate of  Fort Steele;, Hon. G. F. Foster,  ex-minister of finance, i.s president of the company.  The ore is a grey copper carrying gold and antimonial  silver.  On all the claims comprising the  group there is a good  showing  of mineral.   ' Some $15,000 has  been expended in developing the  property.    Two email shipments  of ore has been made.   .The- first  shipment of ore averaged *103  net .to the ton.    Satisfactory pro?  gress has been made in developing during  the  past year, 'and  there is a large quantity  of  ore  on the dump.      ,   .*..,_������  *-  ore, it will be some time before  the actual value of the district  as an, ore producer is ��� fully demonstrated.     The same may be  said  of the   entire district,' for  whereas good values have -been  found in many places in surface  croppings, with the exception of  two or three instances,' no depth  more"than a foot or  two  below  the surface | has been   obtained  anywhere.' . The principal object  of prospecting in that district so  far, seems ,to have been   to find  out,How many claims they could  possibly stake iu  a given time  and   leave  the development of  their property entirely to chance,  until they awake to the fact that  it is work and not the staking of  innumerable claims that will de-  of those who were engaged in  last "nights cowardly work at  Tonde,-spread out between the  city and outposts. Every available man was sent to drive' them  away with the result _ that there  was a , desultory firing all this  morning from 8 to 10:30 a. in.  Tho   double   turretted   monitor ���,.-       -.,  Mona'dnock joined in the engage- It    Wlth    1'eSpeCL   tlm   I,Iace  ������.:.    ,-,.���. .   ^"fc*"*-   There was never any  doubt  felt  here but that Fort Steele  would  river to Fort Steele, "thence by  the most direct route to Windermere.    -  The above news will  satisfactory     to     the  of     this     city     and  who      have      had     a  anxietv  to   learn just-  be very  citizen*  district,  natural  what the  intention of the railway company"  was  meiil, hurling ten inch shells  .over the American lines into  large bodies of the rebels, as indicated by, the signal corps. Se  far the American 'casualties are  one man killed and tan wounded.  Manila, 10 p. m.��� Immense  damage has been - done by fires  which it^ is believed have been  started by the insurgents last  night.    The fire department has  experienced   great   difficult* ' in ^?T ~ " ^-n M  MHn^hnfl.n,���^..^,.    feible, is that, there  will   be  get railway connection', but Lhe-  question has been, when? The  matter is now settled, and ther  mining men of the rich district  surrounding can lay their plane-  accordingly.  Fort .Steele  and   Windermere  is   the  objective  point   for   the--  present, and the reason   it  is ' to '  be constructed as  soon  as  pos-  fighling the flames owing to defective apparatus,' it is "reported  that the natives damaged the apparatus.    There was,some fight  ing in the   streets   during the  MADS  CREEK  CLAIMS.  tit.  The Nickel Grown,claim is sit-  v?jPIj a- country, and    bring,  it night, but the Americans quicklv  prominently before .the eyes  of quelled the upraising.      '      " "  trie* iric-i *-ii-.*��   *-...v.li,       ii r ��  inr-  feet of coal. These seams dip at There are tni.ee leads that run  ���an angle of 30 to 35 degrees, the throllgh this property. ,The ore  ���DMr "an,s' h*vh"r Hl" '" is a quart/, carrying 'copper. Development work consists of several- tunnels ��� and open cuts.  About $4,000 has been expended  on this group.  BULL  1UVKK   MINKS.  The Boyer group of mines consisting of five claims are situated  on    Bull  river   on  the , western  slope  of the Rocky  mountains.  There i.s a large  and. extensive  mineral zone that extends north  through this,portion of the  district, the width of the zone varying    from    one    to    two    miles  with      a      trend     north      and  south.     Cross  leads cut the formation east and west      A   large  number of locations  have,  been  made  at  this   point. -    On   the  Boyer   group    numerous   cro9s  cuts  have been  mado  lo  determine tho extent and direction of  ) the  ledges.      The lead   on   the  y,\    tapper  aeants   having   thev least  , dip.  The Coal Company have erect-.  ���ed, and nractive operation, 50  <��Ten��, and there are 50 more  under contract, and we learn  that 100 more will be added to  - Ibem noxt year.  HLlf' KIVEIl   WATKK VoWKlt.  On Elk river, near the town of  vElko, is the falls of Elk river,  said to -be the finest .water power  in East Kootonay. The falls are  ���some 00 feet in height, the water  Ahmn passes through the grand  canyon, which can also be utilized. The scenery at this point  in wild aud beautiful.  'ELK. "RIVBH  CLAIMS.  Tho Apache mineral claim   is  situated on the south fork of Elk  river.    Development  work  con  >-ists of  a  tunnel  now in about  200 feet.     The  vein is 20 feet in |  ���rtdth.     The   ore   is    a    quartz  uated on this~cVeek* distant-about  4 miles from Fort Steele. The  ledge has been prospected by' an  open cut some 40 feet in length.  The ore is an iron ��� sulphu'rets  carrying gold and 'silver., - A  small percentage of nickel has  also been found in this ore.  There are some ��� fifteen locations made on this creek." The  Keystone , has a six-foot ledge  that can be traced the full length  of the claim. The ore is a quartz  carrying gold and silver. Assay  returns give $24 ingpld  and  98  mediately a large tonnage of or�� ,  to be obtained.    The building of "  the line into Steele.'' will fix Fork-  Steele  as "tlie'nSentral    business  point in Southern Easi-Kodtenay.   *  A 'glance- at the .'map -will' plainlyJ  indicate- tliat   the   North'-Star  the visiting publkv-the country ber of insurgents were killed and !"      ,?;    ^ * '*-   N��^h'  .s liable to remain ^statnQuofor several    v American    ^ sold ers   'T-^'^ St"   Gary's, cou^  a very lengthy .period.,**  If- the wounded.      The   large   marketI D1ectlon Wl]1 ^ constructed from  place <wa* 'among 'th* -first   ZY^^f r��'   ** m �� W  burn, between 600 and  700  resi-S;,^ '   T*   '?'". ODft  deuces and business houses have fe   "     ��"     *     <*tainedr  been destroyed.    The,fire .start-' liU   the���    W'1J  ed  at several  points simultaue-  present season is devoted to developing'and thoroughly prospecting the surface of many very  promising, prospects that were  located in the district last fall,  a,|  step in   the .right  direction  to- ously and spread with great rap  wards attracting the attention of Idity  in  spite  of   all  efforts lo  ounces in silver.  outside capital, will have beenac  complished, but until the present holders of mineral claims  realize '.this, and continue to  stake and relocate claims by the  wholesale without making any  move towards the development  of thern, the progress of the dis-  control them,(hundreds of home  less natiyes are  huddled   in   the  streets making  the  patrol  duty  of the Americans difficult.  West   of   the   Keystono,   and rrict must of necessity be greatly  ��� il .- ..    -    _ ..   Iretarded.     With .so many other  districts -in  the   province  doing  their utmost to make their par-  down the creek, are the, La Belle  France, Lady Hortense, La Ville  de Paris, and La Ville de Brux-  ellss, owned by a Vancouver syndicate.  West of the latter group are  the Feinme de Rose and DeMor-  nac. ��� The ore on these claims is  a free mill ing'gold quartz.  PLACBK  MINING   ON WILD HOUSE  The outlook for placer mining  on Wild Horse creek this summer is exceptionally bright. The ci��� , ��.[<��! ia uuutniBa.    ir  East Kootenay Consols, formerly these facts can be proved, there  the Invicta Company, will work is no reason why this district,  a large' number of men. The in time, should not becomea one  Nip & Tuck Company are making of the big producers of tlse pro\  ticular district attractive to the  visitor, it certainly behoves the  people of the Windermere district to do all ih their power to  interest capital in the only pos- f  sible- way, viz., by proving to  them the high 'grade ore they  talk so much about actually exists in paying quantities and that  The Delphine at Windermere.  Spuuial toTMK Pkosi'kctok.  Mr. Goo.' Stark has just returned from the Delphine mine  on Toby creek,  not be-  so many single and roverse'  ourves encountered as on the  other surveyed route.   '  WILL  OPKX   UP A   LAHC1K   MINIOU-  AL   KEG ION. ��  The proposed route will open,  up the vast mineral territory on  tho west "side of the Kootenay  river extending from Elk river  to Windermere, including ' Bull--  and Little Bull rivers, Lost,  Maus and the famous Wild Horse  creeks,   "Four    and    Six   Mile-  Mr.   Stark re-1        ,     m  ports that-the shaft is. down  105 I f^'        ��'y' Tolf" SheeP  aud  feet, that a drift has been run on  the lead, at a depth of  100  feet,  for a distance of 40 feet. The  shaft and drift is in ore for the  entire distance. , Mr. Stark has  engaged some Indians to take  supplies to the mine. , The outfit left on Thursday having  about fiOO pounds of provisions.  The snow  is  quite  deep and  it  the values are not materially de- L ? AT* ,/1U,t9 dGeP and *  creased as depth is obtained If IT ? d!*CuU. l�� f \ thro"-h  these facts r-n,-, h�� ���������,.���.,^   n" Ifc 1S the inteut!0�� of the owner-  then  s  start  east is covered by an iron cap 70  feet in width and about 22 feet  thick.    A tunnel is now in about  , 18 feet, striking the  vein which  ..���Sheen mountain are located some . ,      . . . .,  rt      c*        ��� . A consists of quartz carrying gold,  IS or 20 claims, the greater oov-    .. , �� ��u^  silver and copper.     Som��  $800  ���carrying copper and gold, and  lies in a slate and. lime contact.  Just across the south fork, oh  IS or 20 claims, tho greater por  tion-of'them having been developed to a considerable extent.  The ore' bii all these claims  carry copper aiid gold in more  or less quantities.  ABBOTT GROUP.  This   property  is situated  at  Cranston.      ~  have been expended on development, the owners/intend to push  development work . during the  coming season. '  BUCKEYE  GltOUP  Development    work   on  preparations for work. p A nu in  ber of new leases were granted  during the season and several  new companies will commence  operation*.  THE   DO DO   GUOUP. ,  Consisting of five claims is situated about two miles from the  east fork of Wild Horse creeic,  near the summit of the mountain, which has an elevation of  H, 000 feet above the creek. - These  claims are owned by. Messrs.  Collett and Starbird of Fort  Steele,. who .have  clone a  Conlimic'l on-'I*:*.''-'' 4.'  to sink  77)   feel'" and  another drift.  The Delphine is situated on Toby  creek and i.s owned   by  Messrs.  Owing lo its present com-  Kimpton," Starks and   Harrison.  parative inaccessibility;  induce-  rp,w ledpe on  lhe sm.fac.e   Wils  nice.  meiits must be given to capital  ists to fake hold of the country.  II. F. Collett.  A lat<  ore  went $7)2  ton.  Copper Belle,  assay on   Copper  in  copper  Belle  to the  Windermere Mining District  The Windermere (mining  (lis  Sullirau Group.  This company is now working  IH men, development work is  progressing'rapidly'.; /The ore i.s  lai-ge | improving both in quality and  quantity. Sullivan stock is now  quoted at 16.-1 cents..      .  about six inches in width, and  has gradually widened until at a  depth of !<)."> feet it i.s nearly four  feet. ' The ore is a sulphide  carrying grey copper and galena. The clean ore will assay  high. An average sample went j  '.iH7\ ounceu iu silver and 70 por  conl lead.  ��� A large amount of ore is on  the dump, ready, for shipment.  Some 20 ��� ton*  were 'sacked, last  Wasa  creeks,   also  the Windermere district, this mineral  territory covers" an area of  100 mile*  in length having a width of fronr  10 to  20  iniles., situated  within  this area are a large  number of  rich mines such as  the  Estella,  Big Chief.   Coranado and  Dodo  groups,    Dupont    and   Colossal  groups.  Dibble,   Bald  Mountain  and  a  hundred  others   that are  under actual development.    Also ���  the Delphine, Swansea, Cracker  Jack and   Sitting  Bull   groups,  Alps and Red Line groups,   Hot  Punch  and  Mint   .Tulip, all   the  latter claims are .situated   in   the  Windermere district.  In connection with th-? above  article quoted from tho Montreal  Star we may say that it is fully  corroborated by a private letter  lo The Puospkgtok, from Montreal, in roply to a letter asking  for information as to the railway.  Our informant says: "That  the road will start at the Fort  Steele .function thonce to Fort  Steele, thence to Windermore, ���  connecting at,point with the proposed road to Arrow Lake. That  >erty  13 situated z.i     uovelopment    work   <���,    l|,i.      The Wmdormme fmiiiin.- ,li,.      W    V*.,lkiXX        mine on Friday.  jj^ouu ik/nu i.u /vnow ij'lk'O. 'J.'liat  fall.,but'owing to the. low  stage the North Star branch will start;  of water on ' the, river,   was  not from a point near,Fort Steele."  shipped.     There is no doubt but.     Tbis informaUon i.si^socorrob-  ,,, /, .. ;��� ���      .,.    v     orated by the B.   C.   S.   railway  that large shipments will be notice in this pa]ier asking for a  made as soon as the season will charter , ..from Fort Steele to  permit        < Windermere. 1,  '���I  TIIK PROSPECTOR, FORT STEELE.  B. C , FEBRUARY 25,  18U9.  I ���--*?,  -'4  i"-5  r i  V  �����'  ]  ll  '.Wimaji.'.JW.,., at*^,).j wj.1 i' .LUKgrrac  Certificate ot Improvements.  NOTICE.  Cariboo Marsh Mineral Cl.imi situate in lliu  >"ort Sitric Miniiij,' Division of Eiist Kootenay  "District.  Where locutu<l* About cue mile from Hie  Creek running into Upper Moyie r.akc and  -H��out four miles north west of s.iul Like.  Take nonce that I J. A. Harvey afjeni for  the Alberta anil Kootenay Development Company Limited Lwbiliu. Free Miner's Certltl-  �����te No "7081 V nnd Fiederick J. Ha?en. Free  Miner'*, C-eriilicute No -IWiW a" inu ud sixty  ��Bys from the Cue hereof to apply to the Min-  Jnsr Recorder for a Certillcatc of Improvements  lor th" purpuxMif ubtaluiup a Crown Grant of  tfie above claim  And further take notieo that action under  xoction 37, must be commenced before the issuance, of huch Cvrtiflcnte of Improvements  ll)-*, J. A. HAKVEY.  D.ittd this ltlth day of November, A U.. 18%  NOTICE.  15 NOTICE.  Stcinwindcr .Mii.ciul Claim .situate in the  F(irt .-)teeie Mining JJivisiun ot E&at Kootenay  Ilistrlci.  Where located-���Situate on Iluckleberr.v  .Mountain <.n the .south bank of Mark Creek  Take nonce that I, Nell McLuod Curran.  .Pree Miner hCV-Ttutcite No 15 7V9 a. Attorney  for William Mackenzie. Fn*e Miner's CeitiU  ���nn- Nr> 4=i 3fl a, and L). U Mann. free ,Miuers  Certificate No,,bi.��H a, intend sixty dajs from  the date hereof to apply to the Mlmni; Keconk-r  for a Certificate of Improvements, for the pur-  yusO of obtaiumi: a I'lowii (Irant of the above  claim.  Aud fuuher uike notice '.t.ai action, under  Section 37 inu->t be coinmerictd before thu issuance of such t'enilicate nf Improvement.  Dated this  t*t,nty,Teii.,hch day of November. IrVh  ����-6 NKIL McLEOD CURRAN. Attorney  IN THK C lU.N'TY C'OUIIT OF KOOTKNAY  UOI.UEN AT FORT STKi:i-K.  Notice is hereby civeu that on the '-"Hth daj  of September, leW. u was ordered by Mr. Justice Form. County Court JudKC lhat Janiei. F.  Armstrong. Official Administrator of the  County of Kootenay, be Administrator of al]  and singular the KOOds. chattels and cndil of  John nartlett of Spokane in the Suite of Wash-  '.n^ton, deceased, intesuite.  Everv person indebted to the said deceased,  is required to make payment forthwith to the  undersigned  Every person having in possession effects  belonging to tho deceased is require d forthwith  to notify the undersiKneii.  Every creditor or other person having any  claim upon or interest in the distribution of the  personal estate of the said deceased, is required  within thirty days of this date, to send by registered letter addressed to the undersigned, his  name and oddiess. and the full particulars of  his claim or interest, and a statement, of his  account, and the nature of the security (if any  held by him.) After the eipii.inon of the said  thirty daj��. the Administrator will proceed'  witn the distribution of the estal", huvlni; regard to those claims only of which he shall  have had notice.  Dated 'U Fort Steele tins 7tb day  of October, IS'.**.  J. F. A1IMSTUONM.  41'- Oilteial Administrator.  CKJ:  MIMERAL'   ACT   I8ttG.  (roiiM r.) '  Tll'ICATK    OF   IMl'ROVKMRNTS.  NOTICE.  IIMICUKK,   IIEIX'IIKR   and   (M.I1   HAl.DY  MINER Mv CLAIMS  Situated in the Fort Steele. Mining Dirislon  of the East Kootenay District  Where located- ���  Hlucher ���Near Mark Crock and *.oulh of  the. Shylock and Hamlet mineral claims.  llelcher Near Maik Creek and adjoining  the Shylock mineral claim on the north.  Old Haldy:--On Mark Creek, Kast Kootenny  and lying,between the Hhiclu;r and Stonewall  Jackson mineral claims  Take notice that I, Wl!li���ni Roderick Ross,  actini; as agent for tho Hastings HdtlshColum-  bla Exploration Syndicate, Limited, Free  Mlner'b Certificate No saw-" a, intend, sixty-  days from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certltl< ate of Improvements  for tho purpose of obtaining a Crown Gram for  each of ihe above claimi.  And furthei lake notice that action under  Serttcn H7, must be comiiieiued before the Issn-  HiiC'i of such Curti(l'*H,lu of Improvements  OaU'd this iHcnty-iiiulh day of  December,  IMS  l-S> WM   li. ROSS    F. M C   \'o  IM13A  BOWLiNG ALLEY  Uive*rs<i<ic Avenue,  Fort Steele,  U. G.  ai.hkrt i,i;k, j'Rot'Rii'.roR.  Cigars and Tobacco  Edisons' ^Phonograph  For private jiartys. and homo amtif-c-  ment, the I Mifinofri'iiiih if, ju--t the. t Inn-;.  Why not give it :i trial? Tonus reasonable, leave orders at tlie ljowliu-; Alley  Shaving %< Hair Dressing Parlor  Next to Oriental HoU'l  FORT   STEELE, B. C.  All kinds of_hair_work  a specialty.  Why Not Invest Sn  KIMBERLEY  A. J. GREZ,  Proprietor.  Professional.  FOUT STKJCl.B UKVKlAjVMtHT SYKI>lCX-r*ltjT>X-  138 Lendcnliall Street, London. JJnjrlainS.  N. A. WALLINGER,        FORT STEELE,.  TOST OFFICE BOX H.  B. P.COOK.  Livery,   Feed   and   Sale   Stable.  Fort Steele, li. C. '  TKAMINO Ol-' ALL KINDS SOLICITED.  NOTICE.  IN  Liquor License.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby Kiven that 30 days, after  date I .shall apply to the Gold Commissioner  lor a transfer of liquor license from the Coal  Creek Hotel, Tote Road. Ferpie, to the Royal  Hotel corner of Victoria Avenue and Cox  Street, Fernie. From Uer Stewart to F. B.  ,��nitth. 'j-  FRANK B. SMITH.  Dated this Nov. 4th. 46-50  THK i OL'N-'IY I'OL'KT '"���!'   M OTIISAV  UOLDL.N AT FORI- STF.IILn  Notice is, hereby i/lven that on the iMh day  of December lMlb, it was. ordc red by -Mi Jus.-  tice Form, Ooiiuty Conn JutU'e, that James F.  Armstrong, Ofllcln! Administrator of theC'ountv  Cf Kootenay he Adtmmi.tralnr of alt uml'siiiKU-  lar th. Koods chattels a'ld credit of Foniinate  Conidi deceased, letesUite. .  Kvirv person indibud to the --aid 'teeeased  is rtiju.n d to make p.ivment  fonhwitli  I undersigned.  NOTICE.  Nollee Is htreliy niven that an application  will lie made to the I'.n lianieiU or Canada,  ul  the ini��t m ssion :hrr��i��f,  foi   an  act to  ineor-  ponite a I'oiiii'.inv to eiiivsiruet .malnuvln and  i npr'riite a line oi lines of t< leKiaph in  tho Dis-  | li li tswf "i ale and 1, 1st and   West IvnoU'im*,, lii  j llie t'rovince of ijrlilsli t'uiunibla and to uiuko  i coniiecti</ii  with  the  lino oi 1'iieh ut ��av Tolu-  Kr.iph C'Drnpany m the Hulled Suites of  Atucr-  1 tea. or with any  telentajih or  telephone^ com-  | juiiy  which is now or heieafier may bo em>  | pOMtred io cany oa Inistness in the distr(cts in  ��� luestioii  or in anv otlii i puriion of the   l'rov-  O  Tin. Lcndvilieol f,(istKooienau  fiiu'h  NOTICE.  The Hritish Columbia Southern Kallway  Gompony will apply to the Parliament of Canada at its next Session for an Act authoriiin^  tiie Company to proceed to construct its eastern section as described in the Act 60-61 Victoria, Chapter 30, until the first of January, 19(W: and to authorize the Company  to construct or acquire and to operate n railway between a point on its line of  railway in the nciRhborhood of Fort Steele and  a point at omear Golden on the Canadian lJa-  oltlc Railway, by a route having the samo  general direction as the valleys of the Columbia and Kootonay Rivers, and also branch  lines therefrom not exceeding in any one case  thirty miles in length.        ' <, ,  I)y order of the Hoard,  H. CAMrilKLL OSWALD, Secretary.  Montreal, 30th November. 18W 51-T-  luie of Ornish Columbia. v,un poiv'er to sell  lo the I le.isl* the Conip.lii.v A line i>r lines  to any  j CoiapAuy or to .im.!l(.'.imate tho 'i/iderukinjj ot  Lverj person hav ins' in possession edects , the Compauy with that of any oilier such com-  belons-inc to the deceased is required forthwith ; juny or companie-:. or to enter into any and all  to notify the undersigned *�� '       tsuch eontraeis. anieemems or arrangements  ���^ i'verv creditor or other person haviac any T for the transmission and exehanue of messages  claim upon or intercut in the distnhu'.ion of the ami distribution c*t rates of charge with any-  personal estate of the said deceased, is required i other such company or companies as may bo  within thirty days of this date, to send by rctr- j deemed necessary or expedient for tho purposes of the Company so to he incorporated as  istered letter addre>sev! to the undersigned  name and address, and the full particulars, of  his claim or interest, and a sta.ement of his account, and the nature of the security {it any  he'ld by htni.l After the expiration of the said  thirty days, the Administrator n'vrill proceed  with the distribution of the. estate, having regard lo those claims only of which he shall  have had notice. ,  Dated at Fort Steele this Sth day cf December. 1S98.  J. F. ARMSTRONG.  4'1- Official Administrator.  aforesaid.  Dited at Victoria, li.  C, the BSrd  December, l&iV-  BODWKLL &. DUFF,  5S- Solicitors for the Applicants.  ( ' NOTIC "-..  Notice i.s hereby Rivci * at application will  he made to the Legislative Assembly ol the  Province of British Columbia al its next Ses-  aion for an Act to amend the Kootenay and  ' Worth West Railway Company'K Act' 1898 by  _ ���ooflrminK and consolidating in the Koolenay  ,��nd North West Hallway Company all the fran-  ���tiiscs, rights and juivvers i;ianted by the Kast  Kootenay Railway Act. ItW, to the KaHt  Kootenay Railway Company and granted by  the South ICasi Kootenny Railway Act  IfKW to the South Hast Kootenay Railway Company and purchased or otherwise acquired by  iho said Kootonay and North WfKt Railway  Company and to extend the time or times  limited in the said Acts or anv of them for the  commencement and completion ot the works or  ��ny part thereof autlioi i/ed by the said Acts or  any of them and cxlcndiiiK the'time of Hiving  any security oi the doln�� of any acts for a  period of three years and for extended powers  .ind for all such other powers as may bo necessary to fully and completely can y on aud operate the works aforesaid or any of them  Dated this Fth day of December. 18W. '  McrniLLIPS i. WILLIAMS.  Solicitors for thu Applicants  '   ��� WANTED.  Crow's Nest Pass Coal Company's Shares  If holders of this stock will kindly telegraph or  write to the undersigned quoting' lowest price  business may result. "  Vancouver. H. C. D, TODD LEES.  i'   ,  NOTICE.  Take notice that thirty days after date I  shall apply to the Gold Commissioner for a  license to sell liquor by retail ou the premises  known as the Mountain House, Fort Steele  B. C.  ARCHIE McLEOD.  Dated this 19th day of Jan.,'1899. 4-8,  NOTICE.  We are preparod lo winter thorsts three  miles below Etko, at Sheep Mountain.    Good  water  and  pasture,  600  acreK   under   fence  Term* reasonable.  WALDO h INGHAM.     ,  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that application will  he made to the Legislative Assembly of the  Province of Hritish Columbia at the next  Session thereof, by the North Star and Arrow-  Lake Railway Company for an Act amending  Section 40 of the "North Star and Arrow Lake  Railway Act 189S" by, extending for one year  Vhe time within which the sum of Ten thousand  dollars iu the said Section mentioned, shall be  expended: and further to amend the Act bv  adding as a third Section to the schedule thereof, the words ' a railway from a point at or near  Fort Steele on the line of railway mentioned in  FOR.SALE.     ���  An Amalgamator for working, free  milling quartz,. Saves over 90 per cent  of gold. Weight with power 28.000 lbs.  in Made sections for Packing to mountain claims. Can lie seen near the St  Eugene Mission.  ���For Particulars apply .to c    o  J. A. HAKVEY. Port Steele, B.C.  New York and East Kootenay   -  YEARLY CLUBBING' RATES    THE    NEW    YORK     WORLD  The  THR1CE-A-WEEK EDITION  Ile����t   Paper   ut   the   Lowest    price  15(5 Papers  A    YEAR ' POR   ONE   DOLLAR  AS GOOD AS A DAILY AT THE PRICE  OF A WEEKLY.  During the Spanish-American war  The Thrice-a-Week World proved  its great value by the promptness,  thoroughness nnd accuracy of its reports from all the scenes of important  evenus. It was as usefnl as a daily to  the reader, and it will be of equal value  in reporting the great and complicated  questions which "are now before the  American people.       '      v  It prints the news of all  the world,  T. C. ARMSTRONG  1 < it  Fort Steelk, B. C. ���  Manufacturer of  1 i v."-  Tinware, Galvanized Iron, Sheet  Iron,  Stove Pipes and  Copperware  '"  BUILDINGS HEATED and VENTILATED  Plumbing, Pipe fitting and  all  kinds of sauitary -work        c  Air TiQht���Hot Blast Stoves  Hydraulic   and   Air   Pipes   for  IA rnilos from the fiimotis  Noutu Star" mine. , 1| inik>.*-  frotn tho Sullivan mine. "  L'urly   UOii tumoral   claims MtiTound  K1MBEUU0Y and dupend on  it  for .supplies  The, terminus of the North Star  Raihvay Branch <*  KIMBERLEY is not a boom town,  for surrounded by the LARGEST SILVER-LEAD MINES IN THK WORLD  il must necessarily become a large  city  ' t. <  For a safe "and profitablo investment buy lots in Kimberley  *  D.  L. 5ETTCHEN    ,  The  Jeweller 4jf  WA'IVIIKS RUl'Air.EIliinU SATISFACTION  GUARANTEED.  THOMAS    McVITTIE  F>.L.S.  <Sc  C.B.  '    Port Steele B.C.', '  //. L,  CUMMINS.  P. U.S.  <�� G.E,  Fort Steele B.C.  KoitT Steele.  B.   C.  JONES & BARR  Fori Steele, B.C.  General Blacksmith.  1     HORSE SHOEING,  AND JOBBING.  Work    a    Specialty.  W. K. UOSS. H. W. IIBKCHU  ROSS & IIERCIIMER.  Barristers     -      -      Solicitors-*  NOTARIES PUBLIC  CONVEYANCERS. . .'    ,  �� Port Steele,   B.   (��  Mining  T.    EDE  LANDS and MINES     c  NOTARY PUBLIC   .  CON VEYanger:  Fort Steele,     -  .'     ��  B. CL  .(  Goo. S. McCurtcr.  BOX 835  FORT STEELS  CHAS. ESTMERE  Sole ftoent.  FORT STEELE and CRANBROOK  ���RASSICK   &   DEMPSEY.  CONTRACTORS  ,      '    ��� '" AND      '  BUIUDBRS.  Fo'rt   Steele   B.C "  daily'stage and mail  SPECIAL  JOB  WOKK.  and   Air  Mines ���  ATTENTION  PAID   TO  IT YOU "WANT A GOOD MKAl>  ,o Go to the  MONTE   CARLO  RESTAURANT  On Riverside Avenue  William Robinson, Proprietor  MKAI.S   AT   ALT..   HOOKS.  Stage will "leave   Port Steele  every day at'3 p. m.  s  o i  .Stage   will   leave   Cranbrook  every morning at,9 o'clock.    -  L. COHN  TAILOR  AND IMPORTER OF  FINE WOOLLENS  Rocky, Mountain Avenue'  >     Fort Steele, B. G.   '  , J. A. Ilarwj;:.  HARVEY & MeOARTER  ' a  Jiurristers,   Solicitors,   Notaries Pu.bf*z.  6   ��� i       Conveyancers etc.  ' FOIiT STEELK, B. C-  cREVELSTOKE STATION und GOLDEN"  COLLECTIONS '    PROMPTLY      MADK.  E. J. WALSH; ,C. E.  M. CAN. SOC. C. E.  Formerly on cnKincerliiK staff of Depu%-  mcBtiRuilwnys nnd -Canals, Canada, and lmu-  IMrector of the Fubltc Worku Dtpartmea* ���C  the Leeward Islands.   r '  Surveys, Plans, Estimates ak$>* ���  Reports-for Storage Reservoirs, FB~-  ter Beds,   Water Works,   Sanitation:^  Sewerage and Land Drainage,  Irrigm- ,  tion,   Public Roads and Bridge*, Kafir-'  ways, Tram way-j &o.  Ottawa, Ontario and. '  Fort Steele, B, Qj.  Telegraphic address:���  WALSH, OTTAWA-  i"ARE ROUND TRIP'  SINGLE FARE  fl.50  fl.00  thu th^t section of this schedule by the most j having special correspondence from all  important, news points on the globe. Tt  has brilliant illustrations*-, stories by  great authors. ,a capital humor page,  complete markets, departments for the  household and women's work and other  special departments of unusual interest.  We ofTer this unequalled newspaper  and Tin: Prospector together one  year for i.'i.OU.  The regular subscription price of the  t\vo papers ih y-l.fiO.  fvasllilii route to a point .it. or near Golden  Dated  .it Victoria   U   C... thi*. fflth (lav of  NoTPmbi-r, A. a., 1W8  FELL A. OREOOKY.  Solicitors for the North Star and Arrow  I.nl;'.' Railway Company, the Applicant". S0-:i  NOTICE.  THK      TIUMWAY     r-ciMPANY      IXCOk|'OKATIO.>  Ul, IC95  Notlee is hereby when thai application "til  be made at the next .session of the  Legislative  Assembly for the Province of Hritish Columbia  for an Act. aiuliorl/mi'the  Incorporation of a  Companv  to coiisiruct aD<l operate h line of  railwaj    coinmcnrinj   al   some   point   on  the  British  I'oluinoi.i Southern  Railnay. fknown  ��h the Crow's S'est Pass Hallway  hi.-tween   I1IU  llnoi and the town of Warduer.lhcnec northerly  In tween the base of  the   Koeky  Mountains  and the Koou naj River, to Canal  l-'lal thine e  aloni/  the   nest,  side-of the Columbia I.akr s lo  TobV creek,  Ihenee  west'ily alons Toby and  Grizzly Creeks to me foot of Upper Kootenay  Lake   thenee alnnn   tile   Lat-deau   River and  Trout  Luke to  the Upper Arrow Lakes con  nee ll m; at some point between Revelstolte and  Arrow Lake with   the  Uevelstoke and   Arrow  l.al e Di.-iii-li itailway and ill addition   tin rcto  io consiruel  .mil  np* rale a   Branch   fiallwav,  niiiiiliu: fiorn some point Iii-iw0"n  Wild   Horsi  and Lewis f.ieeUs to the Vortli Sta- Mine   with  power lo opetate Hi" said   Kailwins either  by  nieaiW of Sl'-uni <il Elect! u al poi\er also  with  IKiwt i   Ui eonsirui t and cp( 1.1I1 a li h <.;r:.|>ii or!  t4deplioiie line In conm ction with such Railway i  nnd  with  all  other  usual  powers,  rights- and  j>rlvile(,'OH. '  liatetl in Kort, Steele. Alien*!. ITth ISW.  HAKVEY & McCARTEl!.  ' rjollritbrs for Apjijicaiils.   '.Its-'.  G. ARNOLD  Makes regular trips from Port  Ste��le Junction to Fort Steele.  FREIGHT OR EXPRESS  ^ Delivered  on  day  of arrival.  Leave orders with  M. A. BEALE.  J. J. Lamont  Contractor, and Builder  Fort Steele, B. G.  Kauttman noose  i      PORT STEELE*  Assay.;,  Office^  ,    <.- (EBtabllshed'l(e3)     ' n  Q,  WALLINGER  & -NELSON,  HATORS.  AMALOA--  Samples may be left at Assay office ��*;-"  with E. A. Elton & Co.  MOYIE CITY, EAST KOOTENAY. B.C.  The above Hotel has been recently erected,   and neatly fur-  NOTICE.  PHOTOGRAPHS  A.   K.  FRANCIS.  Photographic. Artist.  NOTICE.  Mr. Thomas Ktl'J has been appoinl.eil our  nitent. t�� collect. "I'llK I'HOKr'KCTOK'.s- accounts  nnd his rocelpt. will be �� sulllcienl disoliiiri-'e:  StndiM, Oovurnment Avenue, north  of  th<- J'reHbyterinn Churoh.  Ontside Views a Specialty.  Passenger and Express Line  ���to���  FORT STEELE JUNCTION  and CRANBROOK  GEO. GEARY, PROPRIETOR  Stii<;e to Cranbrook, loaves  I*'ort Steele Z-MO p.in. daily.  Stage inecLs all tni,in.s at Fort  Steele Junction.  . For    further    particulars   enquire of  M, A. BEALE, Agisnt.'  SOUTH EAST KOOTENAY DISTRICT.   i��� i (  A.SSBSSMEST    ACT   A Nil    KKVRNUK    TA\     ACT.  Noiiee is hereby i;lven, in necordnnce wilh  ihe Statutes, that Revenue Tux nnd nil taxes  levied under the Assessment Act are now due  for the year lSity. Allot the uliovo luxes collectible within the district of Kast Kootenny  Southern Division, assessed by ine, are payable  at my office Fort Steele. Assessed taxes are  collectible ut the following rates, viz:  Four-fifths of one per cent on the assessed  value of real estate.  Throo-fourtlis of one pi��r cent, on the assessed value of personal property.  On so .nueh of tlie income ol any peison as  exceeds one thousand dollars the following  linen, namely, upon such excess, when Ihe  same Is not more than ten thousand dollars,  one and one fourth of one per cent., when sueh  < \cess Is over ten thousand dollars and not  moie than twenty thousand dollars, one and  one half of one per cent., when such excess is  dier twenty thousand dollars one and three  rniirih'' of one pei cent.  Tlnoe per cent, on the assessed value of  wild land.  If paid on or before the nilth day of June,  IH9U.  Thiee-Ilfitis or one per rent, on the assessed  value of real estate  One-hair of one per cent,  on   Ihe assessed  value of personal properu  Upon  such  excess   of   iniouie.   ��hen   Iho  same  is  not moie  III,in  ten thousand dollars*,  one  per cent ,  when  such  excess  is  overtoil  thousand  dollars and   not more than  twenty  thousand dollars, one and one-fourth of one per  cent., when such excess is over twenty' thousand dollars, one and oiie-lialf of on;*, per cent,  Kevenue Tax ftl.'IH) per capita.  .   One per cent, on the assessed  value  (if ore  or mineral licarlni.'.snh.siaiiecs, payable (juart-  erly on the last diiy of  the mouHis (if   March,  ,lune. Seple.inber and December of each year.  CM. HI) WARDS.  . Assessor and Collector.  I'orl Steele. IJ. ('.. January 0th. ISW.       1^  m the m  EXCHANGE g?'SAPE DEPOSIT CO.  nished throughout.  Cosy and Comfortable Rooms   ,  TJic   Bur   supplied   with   tho   BEST  hranihs of Liquors and Cigars.  HEADQUARTERS   FOR   MINING   MEN.  J. GRICE, D. D.S.  Graduate Philadelphia Dental Colle***-  DENTIST  Riverside   Avenue,.  FORT STEELE, B. C  '" .1  Moiiii; Hotel  Mouie Gilu, B. G. -  GEORGE GEARY.  Tranaaots a general collecting and exchange business.  DRAFTS, CHECKS, TIME CHECKS AND  ACCOUNTS CASHED.  Livcru, Feed & Sale Stable.  DraftH msut'd jiayuble in C'uiiikIh and  the United StaUiti.  PALMERS  BAR HOTEL  I'AliMKK'S ItAU. II C  Kort Steele B.C  SADDLK ..t 1'ACK TlOJiaES.  *ii:aming of am. kinds a spixiai.ty  MRS.  DIMMICK'S  First class accommodation, for irar***'  ling  public.    ��A well atooked bux: --  Oood Htabliiljj.  G.CAMPBELL, PROPRIETOR-  Teains leave Fort Steele Tuesdays Fridays  and Saturdays  any,  7 a.m. for Elliott's Landing, coa-  ncctin^  with   hoats   for   Mojia*  City.  BoaUj can be hiul any day at Klliottr��_  LODGING    II O U S Ii  ARCHIE McLEOD,  PROPRIETOR  Travcllcr.s will Iind thin hotel the  most comfortable on thojroutc l(i I'cri-y  Greek find Grouse Mountain.     (:  KVUKYTTIING   FlltST -CbAS^l  And homo tor tho .sick,  ladies duriiif' confinoiiiont.  for  .Ilwjk   Watt, M.   I)., Medieal Attendant:  For terms address  Mrs, Dimmick, Fort Steele.  C. E. ADAMS  PIONEER BARBER SHOP5  Everything Strictly First Cla&�� -  Next door to lite Prospector.  WOOD    YARD  Cornei*  of Galbraith. Avenue aiid I>iw.~-  A       lie Street. A ' '  M  locate   Orders  with  tin;  Man:. ���  Water .T)divtorsr.}  GRANT"' BEL ANGER, Proprietor;.'  I: THK PROSPECTOR, FORrl   STEELE,  B. C, FEBRUARY 23, 1S99.  sdfr ���*#��  -t. *C" ��  -fi  IT  SG:-^s^>.-vi~.>.-.^ . -."\  .-��� ���". .(. .$���  '!*������  ���JI-' .  S    TO   TRADE   AX  ���h  ^  GIL  For  STORES  and   Cranbroo  Prices the Same at Either Place  MOST COMPLETE STOCK JN EAST KOOTENflY EMBRACING FULL LINES OF  Shelf and Heavy Hardware  t   i <   -' ,  Machinery, Mill Supplies  Paints, Wallpaper, Glass  and Furniture  Groceries, Clothing  1       r j  Dry Goods, Hats  Footwear, Ladies; and  (i - ��      <  Gents Furnishings  r i *-* f >f  Prices allrisrhtv     No  one  undersells  us  Estimates rndde on large quantities ot Mining Supplies  G.   H.  ��fte IJwtfjxedxm  ���ffihTURDAY, FEHKUARY 25, 18!K>.  Ottawa Lett**.  ,,1'rom Our, Owi Gorrespoaileat.    '  ' ,- Ottawa, Feb. 201���-A decision  <riT:supreme importance to brgan-  Ksifcd labor throughout tlie world  Bats just been rendered by the  jssry of "the. Superior Court of  (ESelifornia/iu a case in which a  Bfissotype operator sued the looal  Tiywographical Union for dathag-  txiK, alleging that he was deprived  4$& Siis situation because members  ����' she Union refused to . work  TMtikib him, aiid, threatened to  Afcrike if he was not dismissed  IHfee defendant Union did not  (dfetay the allegation,' but claimed  j*.Justification from the fact that  USbey desired to secure the posi-  iVkm. for a member of the Union.  Isfeey asked that the jury be in-  arfsirttcted that members of trade  iJEEiions have' a right to refuse  to  favor of  the plaintiff  for *1200  damages.  AN   OPINION  FROM   TIIOS10    WHO  KNOW. ''    ,  The Canadian* Press Association,' which has just concluded  its annual session in Toronto, is  composed of men who are, necessarily, in closer touch witli pub-'  lie opinion, aud in a better condition to judge of the condition meeting referred to" above,   the  J �� ,| *, , Cl_'j,       ,, ,    ...     .-._  and need^of the country  uttered in addressing his constituents before leaving, he evidently has not lost courage, "but is  even yet determined to bring the  matter to a successful issue,   in  near tho truth as our friends  at  home.  TALKING   AT   RANDOM.'  When a political   leader  talks  so at random that even  his own  spite of obstacles and difficulties faithful henchmen of the  party  that would have disgusted "most  men long ago.  .  A, CHANGE   FOR. THE  BETTER.  In connection with  the  same  wnark with  those  not  belonging  Sen -their organization,  and there-  'bw?   to   secure   employment   for  flfcwsir own members.*  A   SWEEPING  CLAIM.  ���Concisely summed up the de-  .feadauts' case was thus put be-  .fere the jury:���"If you find that  <5fo* defendants, or any of them,  jt��i*rely ceased work or declined  &��;go to work while plaintiff re-  fanstined in that same office, either  w�� their own motion or because  /l&ey were called out by their  liZftuou, on the ground that plain-  rtM was not a Union member;  marl the office in order to secure  jti&eir work, deemed it expedient  j��*o longer to employ him, plaintiff has no legal ground for action  ,;ij&d your verdict should be for  rftefendants". The Court was  JFm&her asked to instruct the jury  #ha>t, "ii the reason oi the strike  ���was that the plaintiff did not be-  :;p��ag to the Union, there would  fee.no ground for a civil suit".  The Court however declined  te.subscribe to these contentions  .fttBi on the other hand agreed  iwifcli the plaintiff's claim that he  tead a right to work where he  ��s*uld find employment. The  irerdiet" was, aecordingly given in  Moreover, having in its membership,  men of all political shades, and  of no politics at all, its official  utterances carry more than usual  weight. Attention is therefore  asked to the following resolutions carried by that body:���  "That we rejoice in the remarkable expansion of 0 trade  throughout the Dominion, and  the evidences of returning prosperity to be generally observed,  and we beg to approve most  heartilyof the suggestion that:  A  CANADIAN  COMMISSIONER.  Be conveniently located in some  commercial center of Great Britain, whose duiiies it will be to  draw attention to the resources  and products of thiscountry and  the opportunities it affords for  the investment of capital, as well  as the attractions it presents to  tourists*'.  "It is a niattei- for congratulation that the ties that bind the  Colonies to the Mother country  ai-e strengthening, and we give  our approval to the preferential  tariff and penny postage, as influences that will operate in the  extension of still closer commercial relations."  It may be observed in passing  that pressure on tho columns of  the Mail-Empire, was apparently  to great to allow of even a reference to these significant expressions of opinion.  THE   FAST   STEAMSHIP   LINE.  "Nil Desperanduin" appears  to be the motto of the Government in connection with the fast  Atlantic steamship project. Hon.  R, R. Dobell is on his way  to England , for the fourth  time, in the endeavor to ax-rive  at some satisfactory solution,  andifrom the'.hopeful  words he  remarks   of   the   chairman, are  worth quoting,   for  they   apply'  with equal oxactuoss,to scores of  constituencies    throughout,   the  country.    He declared, that Mr.'  Dobell was, "the first  representative of the   constitueney    for  a quarter of a century past who  had the courage to come before  his electors and explain liis parliamentary conduct"'. The record  shows that' during ��� that quarter  of a century, in fact  since  Confederation,    Quebec    West   lias  been represented by a Conservative member, and many another  constituency has had a   like  experience, particularly when,   as  in Quebec West, the sitting member thought he had a sure thing.  The member who is reluctant to  come face to face with the  electorate, cannot,   even   under  the  most   favorable   circumstances,  expect   to   represent    them    as  faithfully and thoroughly, as he  who i.s careful to romain in close  touch with his constituency:  ALIKE  AS  TWO   PEAS.  A leading-journal in Vienna,  Austria, delivers itself as follows:���"England stands alone in  the world ,hated or feared by  many, loved by none. England is  inevitably doomed to speedily  share tho fate of the mighty empires of the past, which hav��  now almost disappeared from the  earth. "  Foi- "England" read "the  Federal Government", cand you  have Sir Charles Tupper, or his  acknowledged First Lieutenant  in Ontario, Mr. J. P. Whitney,  or his right and left, bowers in  journalism, the Montreal Star  and the Winnipeg Telegram,dis-,  press hesitate to1 place him on record his remarks, must1 be wild  indeed; yet such was the case  with Mr! Whitney and his speech  oh the Address' in the local legislature. Speaking on the administration of the Educational' department, the leader declared  that the school system of Ontario, "was such that not a  shadow of education wai obtained  under it". And such baby-talk  was received with Opposition  cheers, the newspapers state,  though it is significant that the  Mail-Empire does not report the  leaders remarks at all.  The Administration of the Educational department has always  been a sore point with the local  Opposition because it has been  conducted with such conspicuous  ability and success, as to reflect  highest credit on the Government  and the Ministers. Really it is  a pity that the accredited and  responsible leader of a large section of the Legislature ' should  allow himself to patter such  twaddle as this.  ���*  CARLIN  & DURICK  GENERAL  Fort  Steele,  ���: fa  l<iWt^7$<m  MERCHANTS  , -Eest  , Kootenay.  Sole Agents for the  Ganton steel  COMPANY  This Steel is guaranteed to be equal to .'Jessop's  or Firths in aM  Hard Rock Work.  F V 1 S  Sole Agents  'Sole Agents  crow's Nest Goal company  Giant Powder company  Mining  Supplies  a Specialty.  UPPER COLUMBIA NAVIGATION and TRAM-  WAV, COMPANY Limited.  GOLDEN      AND  TIME   TABLE   TO   TAKE  -AND-  HIDES  MCMILLAN  FUR     &     WOOL     CO-  FORT     STEELE  EFFECT   JUNE   I ST,   1898.  GOING    SOUTH  Steamer leaves Golden every  Steamer arrives at Windermere  Stage  arrives  at   Port.  SlecU"  Tuesday  ami   Friday  at   4  a.  in.  p.   Hilt   (i  ]).   IU.  cussing home politics. The similarity of -style and expression  is startling, and the Austrian  prophet is  evidently   about   as  EXPORTERS and IMPORTERS  200 to  208   First Ave. No.  MINNEAPOLIS, -     MINN.  Shipments Solicited.  Write for Circular.  Thursday   and   Sunday  GOING    NORTH  Stage leaves Wdrl Steele Monday noon and Saturday at S a. ua.  Boat-leaves Windermere Wednesday at. ���! a. in. and Sunday tuxm-  Steamer. arrives at Golden Wednesday  p.   iii.   and   Monday   noou.  Freight in Carload Jots of "MUKK) Ins" delivered at Fori. Steele via-  Golden at -j cents per pound.  C.   P.   R    and   boat charges '.must  be paid to company's agent at  Windermere before delivery. ,  Upper Columbia Navigation & Tramway Co,.  C. H. PARSON, Seorettrrv TIIK PROSPECTOR, FORT STKKLR, R  C. FEBRUARY 25, 1899.  IBK-0C��rXS'  jmmarxsirvviKkiw&m r^.tmixnr&ir^.j���rjcx.UiV3U  TIIE    PROSPECTOR,  IS    PUBLISHED    WEEKLY   B)  Till'   PROSPECTOR   COM PAN)  A.   It.   GRACE.  MANAGER.  THE PROSPECTOR, is published  every Saturday, and has a guaranteed  circulation larger than any oilier paper  (n East Kootenay. It is all home Printed  ��hd contain-: double tlie news of any  other paper in the distiict.  As  an  advertising  medium  it   is unexcelled.  Devoted lo tlie upbuildinc of Fort Steeto, the  development of the v-ist mineral resources of  tbe East Kootenay mining district ,  Suht-crlptlons *'-'-00 per year  Advertislnc rates made known on application.  Contributions are solicited from all parts of the  district, but all matter intended for publication  tnu*.t ha .*e the writer's signature. '  TUIQ PAPFR Is kept on tile at the adver-  iniO rnrun tisimraKPncyof Aluxumler  tCo . Suite P.. First Xational 13ank }f iiilcliiiK.  Spr'Uane. Wash., where contracts can be made  .'or it. <��� '  .  KU  fSAjZ $JX08pX��t0X.  S'ATUKDlW. KEHKUAIIY i'-, 1899.  XHE news which we publish  elsewhere respecting' the  construction  of therCrow's Nest  Railway  into  Fort   Steele   and  ', ihenee to Windermere,   and   the  North   Star  branch,   has   been  ' corroborated and comes at'a time  ���  wnen it will be most appreciated,  we are'just entering' upon a  season of great mining activity, the  winter which is fairlv  over  has  been  quite  slow  as   to general  '  business,   but   with    a   railway  under construction right  at  our  door, all kinds  of business_will  brighten up  and  become good.  Moreover the definite knowledge  as,to the railway policy in regard  to'Fort Steele,  will  enable   our  .merchants and miners to go forward with greater confidence for  jug copper an    the iron pold and  silver.     The iron runs in bands  with the lead, which litis a width  of 200 feet on the Dodo, and 1'uO  on the Yukon.     Recent assays  show  G  per cent copper, ��-1 in  gold and 15 ounces in silver.  ��� CORONADO  GROUP.  Consistof the Coronado, Arena,  Arena fraction and the Standard.  The property is owned  by  the  Poison Brothers,  Mr.   "White of  Nelson,   and   the    Norlli    Star  Mining Co.     A  large amount of  development work ha.s 6een performed, and the owners will  resume) work as soon as, tho season  will permit.     The  ore is a blue  quartz   carrying    grey    copper,  gold and silver.    The lead has a i  width of 250 feet, and is  on   the'  same contact  as   the   Dodo   ai.d  Yukon claims.  NEOSHA  OKOIU*. '      ���  This property is situated near'  the head of Wallitiger creek o->  the same lead as the Corona;..*>  and Dodo groups The development work consist--* of a uiunei  which is in SO feet. The lead it  this point has a width of -lit feci.  About 30 feet is uncovered by a:i  open cut aud no foot wall was  encountered.' Tho assay.returns  show SI ounces in silver and a-r5  in gold.  COLOSSAL.  AND  CORN TOO PI A.  These claims are situated  oh  the   east fork  of   Wild    Horse'tj-r  '>        . * ^ ' C^��T  creek, some ten miles from Fort j ~s=  Steele, and are on the same con- ;j~j��  tact as the Coronado and Dodo j ��5  grpups. On this property there,��c  seems "to be'three large* ve*"-5-'5"  that meet on' the Colossal, and j ��t  which have been uncovered for -~  a.distance of 400 feet. The property is owned by   Messrs.   Van-  F  ���r.  L'jj/nov'jrTu*a.*'*ci'A!g'?*us::xi! ���jjtjjprsna'  rewm  'FORT STEELE,  B. C.  MANUFACTURERS  and  BREWERS OF EXTRA FINE  feijisBSSSS;  I* Fort Steele Mercantile Co. I  (UMiTKU.)  BEER  %  PORTER  i0LD   BY    '''IF    P.-vRRFL.  'KEG   OR . BOTTLED  fjyv/'e Carry Complete  Lines of  Dry  Goods,  Groceries,  ���jj? Hardware,  ft   Sash    and  HAY   AND  OUH <;r5r,I,AK IS HTOCKKD WITH THE FINEST  Botlle<i K'cr  for  family, use aD specialty  UUTSIDK UKDJOU.-, U1VKN" STRICT $ PROMPT ATTENTION  jATISKXCTIoN'.iiUARA'NTliED���^.'?'^?  1 ��� ���  Kaiser-& Sick, Prop's/  if-^tTTn>"TfTtrr��',>'./m"tTrt7T7T(nfn��TTTrffwn ���  ifTtrfnTTirmfTTTTnTTirmTvym!"^  YTmnmrfnTfTTTTTTrTnTrmmngs'  o   32  IWines.  Honors  Everything at Lowest Prices.  . r    Free Delivery to any part of City.  Cranbrook, Wardner.  .se  ll VICTORIA Mt'1-ALLURGICAL WORK;  AND assay-office; .  ���<  3��  ' -3-3  43 FORT STREET.   VICTORIA. B.C.  W. J. R. COWELL, B. A., F. I. S., MINING ENGINEER.  SOLE PROPRIETOR AND MANAGER.  -^ov  =��    GOLD ASSAY, Sl.OO:^' *G6i.D A'ND SILVER, $1 50,  the  immediate'future,    in   that  they will be able to guage better j Arsdalen, Am me and Grace, who  the  prospects  for  trade  at this  ���IT  J*  i'S  t J  a.  n  point.  We have in the past devoted a  great  deal  of  space to the railway situation at  this  point,   .we  have never doubled but that -we  -should have raihvay connections  at   Steele,   disquieting   circumstances existed in the  minds  of  some  of  our  citizens regarding  railway  matters,   but.it was all  along apparent to those who   re--.  ilected   a .little  oil   the   subject  ���-,, that  the ��� railway  company was  interested*in the business operations'of Steele.    So far  in   the  li is lory    of    this    district   Fort  Steele has  practically 'attracted  the  whole  of  the   business of a  wide extent of country and it has  done so because of'tho favorable  location which it occupies.   Dur-  -  ing the prist year several  towns  have sprung up  in   the  district,  consequent' upon  the construction of the railway, they have all  made some progress.     As  those  communities increase so  will   be  measured   the  increase   in   the  general   prosperity,   and    so   in  proportion   this  year  as  in the  year  past by.   will  our  central  city  of   Port  Steele  make  progress.    Mines and mining  make  towns,' without full confidencc-in  the advancement  of our  mining-  industry which has now   become  so   well   marked   in    the    Fort  ' Steele    district  the   citizens   of  Steele -would not have had  such  an abiding faith in the construction   of  a   railway   to this place.,  but   knowing   that  the  minei-al  resources  in   close proximity to  town was second io none  in   the  province, it was  only  a  matter  of time when   tho   railway  company    would  declare   their   intentions.    In  conclusion   all   we (dominating nearest the lime and  can   say,   is,   miners  get in and j the gold nearest the slale.  drill, improve your properties a.-A T]IK uakdeneij.ks.  quickly as possible, if you  can't!  have done a larg^ amount of de  velopment work upon them. The  main lead of the Dodo aud Coronado trends in a northerly direction, with a dip of 40 degrees  westerly, through both of * these  claims, and is the center 'one   of  three  leads  that meet   at   this  point.'  The westerly lead has a  trend more to the south, and-has  a width of 30 feet upon the surface.    The lower or eastern lead  i.s also a portion of the main contact and has a width of 100 to 150,  arid  lies'  in a dolomite dyke in  contact with  a" quartzite   dyke  lying  upon  a  porphyry    dyke.  These dykes are about 150 feet  in  width  and cut through   the  country with a northerly strike,  intersecting   the main  dyke  or  contact on the north side of  the  East Fork      They  throw out a  heavy iron stain for a distance of  live or six miles.      The dip  of  these leads is to the west and at  about 45 degrees, and there is no  doubt that'according to the dip  and trend  of these  leads   they  come together at  no  great distance belowr the surface.    Development work consists of an open-  cut across the face for a distance  of 4.00 feet.     A tunnel is now in  85 feet passing through a heavy  mineralized  gangue  tho   entire  distance  and   cross-cutting    the  lead for the entire length of the  tunnel, which extends iu an easterly direction.   The contact here  is about 400 feet in width, and it  is only fair to suppose that when  depth i.s obtained immense bodies  of ore will he struck.    Assay returns from these claims have run  as high as 50 ounces in silver, $.1  in gold: and ��18 in gold   and   15  ounces in silver.    The silver pre-  u  silve;k. $i.ou,���  "   ' LEAD,��8!.00.  SILVER AND LEAD, 81.50,  GOLD, SILVEK,AND COPPER, $3.  3J3  ll  as  aa  '-33  33  33  33  33  w  GREAT  Northern  Railway^  s  T  fct  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  OTHER METALS ON APPLICATION.  ���"    '      '.���.     MILL .TESTS:  The Stamp Mill has a capacity of 20 Tons a day.  The Chlorina'tion Plant 2 Tons a day. .  S. A. ROBERTS, P. L. S.,  tPiiiiiiiiiiiauiiuiiU-tAuniiMiauiuiiuaouuuii  3*  fa  a  a  aa  aa  33  Business Algr.   ||  aa  _ca  iiiii?  mtTmTTmrmtmmTTmYi'trmrT  ��     THE   DAJLGARDNO     p  THE SURVEYOR'S CHAIN  MADE IT THK SHORTJI8T '  TRANSCONTINENTAL ROUTK.    '  It is the most modern in equipment; it is the heaviest railed line;.  It has a rock-ballast roadbed; it crosses no eand deserts; it was 'built'  without a land grant or government aid; it is noted for courtesy of it*  employes; it is the only lino, gervinjj meals on the a la' carte plan.   ''  THROUGH THE GRANDEST SCENERY IN AMERICA  '    '      ''      - BY  DAYLIGHT. '��� '    ���    "  For FORT STEELE and the EAST KOOTENAY MINES, Weekly   '  .Stage   from Kalispell,   Steamboat communications from Jennings  during Summer.    Quickest and Best route to all parts of the United  ,    States, Eastern Canada and Europe.  For maps, tickets and complete information call or addraan  nearest agent or * , ,   ,   J t     , ���  .  ForV Steele, B. C.  i  id A  MODERN  BUILT,   WELL   EQUIPPED   HOSTELRY ^  M   ,       WITH ALL IMPROVEMENTS,UP .TO DATE  M ' '   AND WHOSE CHIEF,; FEATURES ARE  m ��� '  -   <--   -  M Unexcelled Cuisine  Quiet Home Comforts  Finely Furnished Bedrooms  A First Class Bar.  R. D. MATHER,   Proprietor.  %$  C.G.DIXON,General Agent,  Spokane   Wash.  F.I.WHITNEY, g. P. and' T.A  '-'   St. Paul, Minn. ��� -    '  DON'T   FORGET  The Steele House  r*i  Fort Steele Meat Company.  Fresh and Salt Meats always  on hand.  Robsoti ��Sr Rogers,, Prop's  Riverside Avenue,       -       -      Fort Steele, B. C.  rirst   Class   Brands' of   Liquors   and   Cigars.       Headquarters      for     Minin'r     Men.  '     Commodious  Sample   Rooms.        Best   Cuisine  in  West.       Modern    Conveniences.  Home   Comforts.  the  soil, ship all the ore you have on  tho dump 1 hut, will si and shipment, by -so doing you can make  your prospect pay for development.  The Dardanelles claim situated  on the east side of Wild Tiorso  creek about four iniles from Port  Steele, is a free gold proposition  and carries'values" from ��*l lo  away up in the hundreds. The  EalTxi^^FM^es. , ���"'���K<- '�� l>oin '' ��"'! ^ '�� width.  r���i.i...u,.ifr..m ��-i A sliuft is down 5W  feet  and   a  run   :!"> feet,  across the loud and [cross   luitnel   cuts   the   led-^e at  Ihe jact; of the cut is   Hi   i'eet   in   a depth of ."() feci.     Values hnv<j  heiichl.     Tho ore is a mixture of j improved,    and    the   led^c   has  quartz and iron; Ihc quartz curry-, widened with depth.      A second  amount of development work on j tunnel    has  been   .started   about j  the property       Upon   the   Dodo; '.'A) foot from the old tunno], and  a tunnel is now in 10 foot,  and   ;i 'the owners say they will have a:  shaft is down   !."���   foot.      On   the ��� stamp mill on tho  properly lhi.s|cE  Yukon a hir^o open cut 1ms boon j summer,  1 N.:H^r\iQN;l  D. McNeisli  Proprietor.  ���General /VleroHarit  Liquor Dealer.  AMD  rr Manufactuj er of..all Kinds of Lumber. ^  s=:             A large assortment of seasoned ^  sr                  Lumber and Shingles ai- S  ^                           vvays'.on   hand. S  ^  Oimerisiort iwwttnlber a Specialty. 3  | ;:';:|(l(fl^l;v;^.^^V-;i  ^iiiiilillilllliiiiUiilliiiltitiiiililiiil'iiiilliiJilliiiillilUilUiiliK  "MTTNSON NO. 2."  The Best  Writing Machinti  Tilt:   ONLY  INTERCHANGEABLE  STEEL TYPEWHEEL  KU'fjiiiitly   lllttsi'i-atud   Oilal��j>i*f ���  Fret'.  Address Edgar  A. Hill, Manufacturer, 94-96Wendell Street, Chicago  ����*'-! THE PROSPECTOR, FORI  STEELE, B. C, FEBRUARY 20, 1809.  HOTEL  ���mm*  *im*  H. RBIN'BMAN, Proprietor.  Everything first-clasi  ^^^ ���>*> -|fe-=; ��n> 4** <** *> ^ i^ iM ��#���* is> 4*' *# -fi* 4** ^ :�� *��r **��� ** *���*��� h* % ** **��� **r % ��r** ** **r*** *^r ��***  Special Agent for  Ai-ihewser-  m  m  & ���*-���  , ���**���  *|&   ��  ������������  At  . ���'���,"���'  Restaurant open  day and tiigHt  o     '   ��� , ���',',. 0  1 ' It}  All the delicacies  *   j'r- **���  of the season  >A��l��������%%%'ni����M��1������������������lW��%%��%%������%%%%��������������KM����%������%����t.%��'ft��>C����'ft%%��%l��*  -wmmtini  iHiMWMHmuinnimtiiMimiiMiiiinMmMiu'  '   ' ' - '     ' , , . '        ,  Special   Sample   Rooms   for   Travelling  Men.  ow��j*i-r..����-;��o��  i.O -  ��he $fr00peri>w.  ,, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1899.  FLY A WHITS IXAO.  * Americans are Victorious.1 Filipino*  not' in . It.' Unci* Sam'i Boys  Take tha'-'Capital.  Manilia.���The United States  troo'ps under General Miller captured Iloilo, capital of Panay, and  the seat of the so-called government of the Vohayan federation.  A terrific bombardment took  place. The rebels before evacuating set the town on fire, but  the United States troops quickly  extinguished tho flames. There  was. no loss on the American  aide.  A vast number of-rebels at  Pasteros, 10 miles south east of  Manilia. surrendered on Wednesday. Since the surrender the  Filipinos havo been flying "white  Hags indicating truce and submission. Yesterday afternoon,  however, they opened lire upon  some detached companies. The  First California Infantry replied  with a hot fire, driving the rebels  out of tho town.  in the world. There is no doubt  jthat the district will be properly  and honestly prospected, and the  near future will give' adequate  mean6 of transportation.  Mining- Situation.  Reports from all over the district, tend to confirm the opinion  so frequently expressed by The  Prospector that- the mineral  .resources o'f the district are enormous. We have an im manse  ncope of country, with countless  veins of gold, silver and copper,  and limitless deposits of fluxing  material*for smelting purposes.  So general has become the interest, particularly in Spokane,  (the center of mining capital in  tho north west), in tlie Fort  Steele district, that a large number of. properties were stocked  and bonded : during the past'  week; aiid that a large influx of  capital may be expected . here  this summer. Even the most  prudent and cautious of exports  are forced; to the conclusion -that  -this district is destined to become  one of the la,rgest andiriostprofi-  ���table fields.of .mining enterprises,  A Big* Time In the New Tow>.  Elko, B. C, Feb. 20.'^Monday  night last, the ,13th inst, was the  occasion of a grand dance held  at the Elko hotel.     A party of  our  American   cousins,   to   the  number of about thirty, came up  from Tobacco Plains,  captained  by the popular rancher, Mr. De-  Mars.    After a splendid supper,  which   was   prepared   by   Mrs.  Campbell, ever body adjourned to  the dance hall, and tripped   the  light fantastic until tne wee sma'  'oors, to'the music of Mr.   Alec.  Thompson,    violin,     aud    Mrs.  Campbell presiding at the organ.  Mr.   Enos Campbell,    as    floor  manager, was the t spirit of the  evening.     Our well known and  genial host, Mr. Geo. Hoggarth,  did everything possible for  the  happiness and enjoyment of his  guests, acquitting himself admirably, and such events have made  him famous.     This speaks well  for the comfortable  hostelry  at  the corning town of Elko.     Our  friends drove away with a good  ,, Keep to, the Facts.  > We have the richest mineral  district' on the American continent. It is yet in its infancy so  far as mining development is  concerned. ��� Each year, each  month, and each day, is(. proving  more and more the value of bur  mines. We claim for the papers  of the Fort Steele district a strict'  adherence of facts in all statements in regard to prospects and  mines., ��� ���       '.  Activity in Mining.  ��� There is an increased activity  in mining circles at present, several large deals in mining properties having been made during  the past week. The owners of  many good claim* are preparing  to develop their properties as  rapidly as possible. The general feeling is that we are on the  verge of unusual activity in the  mining industry ofoFort Steele.  Considering the'amount of development work done in this district, cit is safe to say that no section of British Columbia gives  such promises of high grade ore  as the Fort Steele district.  a> mattress work of alternate lay--  ers 'of 'brush and rock. Tlie  whole, bound- together securely  with:heavy iron wire, "and/then  braced with rock. These dams  will form adequate barriers diverging a large' body of water  from its present course into the  main channel of the riyer, thus  increasing the volume of water  and; assisting navigation.  ' Sweep the Mediterranean.  "London.���The Toulon correspondent of the Daily Mail, commenting upon the extraordinary  activity at' the arsenal in French  naval prepax-ations, says: "It is  believed that Lockroy, minister  of marine, expects war soon with  England. The possibility is the  main topic iu officials circles in  Paris.' Troops are being poured  into Tunis, Caucasia and Algeria. War material is being  desjjatched to all the colonies.  French officers openly boast that  they will sweep the British fleet  out of the Mediterranean."  *  *  *  " **���.�� ''$> "*4?  &  Up To Date  *  In Each and Every Department of tho  Business  LEADERS    FOR   THE   NEW   YEAR  Fine Toilet Soaps " '���  Imported Perfumes  " Toilet Preparations  Webbs Confectionery  HairBrushes  Tooth Brushes <. <  Nail Brushes  STRICTLY  Complete  PURE   DRUGS  impression, expressing the hoj)c  that at some not far distant date  they would pay another visit.  Off to the Hills,  If   winter does not  linger  too  longin the lap of spring, it will not  be many days  before- the  prospector is in the foot-hills seeking  hidden treasures, all hoping  to  strike   it   rich.     Tho   advance  guard otiuvestors and promoters  tiro already coming into the district, and  there  are  some, who  have their agents already looking over the situation.     The far  seeing prospector;, is still doing  business at the old stand in  the  Fort.Steele district, and the new  ones'will reap, tho .reward, that is  certain   to' be   his,   by  coming  here.    Thore is enough  for" all,  and the opportunities are bettor  in this camp than any other  on  the continent.  Cervera to be Tried.  Madrid.���The supreme military court which has had under  consideration tho loss of the  Spanish squadron at Santiago de  Cuba on July 3rd last, has decided to prosecute in the connection  with the disaster Admiral Covora  and Commandant Emillio Diaz de  Morea, the former captain of the  destroyed      cruiser      Cristobal  Colon.   River Improvement.  The improvements now   being  made by the   Dominion  government on the Kootenay river opposite -Wild Horse creek are progressing ivory favorably, although  the  work has been handicapped  by snow and cold weather...   The  wing dams now under construction consists of two rows of piling ten feet apart.     After  placing a ground work of cross  and  longitudinal   timbers  the  space  .'.between;the piles is .filled  with  Hot Talk From Don Carlos.  London.���The Madrid correspondent of the Times says: "Don  Carlos, in his letter forbidding  his partisans to take their seats  in a parliament which is about  to sanction a disgrace unprecedented in the annals of our history," adds: "It would be in vain  to record your protest there, for  within those walls no truly Spanish voice can now make any  echo, and outside them the nation  is weary of empty and barren  words.  "Nor could you in that corrupt  atmosphere, call to their account  those great criminals who, with  unparalleled impudence, brought  about the catastrophe. Let us  leave them to consummate alone  their infamous work of destruction^" '      ���/.���.'."''.  -: '  ^t Try a Bottle of Vin Mariani.       Try a ,Jar of ^Ontario Honeys  Range  of   Patent   Medicines  *  41  0  QUALITY x\ND COMPLETENESS EVERYWHERE  ���I*  T'~ A. W. BLE ASDELL   Gradu,lle Ontario College of Pharmacy *rfc  #  ���&  Pioneer Dmo Han  FORT  STEELE  KIMPTON   &   PITTS  WINDEKMERE* DONALD  General JVIercHas-st^  Mining supplies a -.Specialty  SUBSCRIBE.  FOK.  THE PROSPECTOR.  Miners going northward via Canoe Kiver.'.Wonto will find.it. a largo  sav.ingjindjcpnvoniencG to procure their supplies ut Donald.  Agents  at Windermere  for the California Giant Powder Co. 1  THE PROSIM-WIO!-?. PORT STEELE, B. C, PEKRUAKY 5T  i 1  h  I i  I  *" _-_. 4r_J-.a  ���jcrgpsd-w.  Ti:;:r>.'  Wi-SIUJAKY  IS!)!).  'i'Jifcl AIitEN ACT.  ���rL��*Atvi  tw-.,��",a,',.uf'.jtwii"r'j'y  -rmr��j*��TM^ **n  ��?.> abroad for financial aid   if he  cannot get it at home.    Tiie min-  ia<.r industry iu British Columbia  is   iu   its   infancy.        The   most  favorable   opportunity   for   the  , ,,.        .  .      ...       investment of capital exists.     It  Ay.. Unpi-rt    ..i"o>cL' View of the Ahem *���  Act, and an Appeal to Canadian  ]s true that  plenty of  Canadian  Capital. land  English  money  can be se-  t�� fivne.i deal of agiunion exists cured for the purchase of a dividend-paying mine. , But when  Canada has money in plenty why  at the p.v-vmt time in British  Columbia over the _passage of  the act prohibiting aliens from  holding placer ground, which  appears iu be spreading to the  quart/, mining interests as well,  ft is  clain.eti jh  favor  o' n  exclusion from mining rights,  that 1'-. ������ '-'<">ral wealth of the  country belongs to Canada, and  should bo tmnod by Canadians.  While this is perfectly just and  proper in a seusa, I wish to point  out a few facts against the exclusion of aliens from mining rights  in general.  The history of the mining  world is, that it oosts thousands  of dollars where hundreds are  gained, No doubt millions we're  taken out of the Yukon. Klondike, and other parts 'of American and Canadian territory in  the far north^but has tho average man stopped to think how  much money h,i ��� ���   uto ihe;-e  sections   during   the   ���'��� -'    two  yen rs alone?   The advertisement  of the transportation companies  showed"that it took from ��1,000  . '    to $1,200 to the man for an outfit.  ���    Has the average public stopped  '    to think how mauy?jf 'tV* thousands wlio went to  the Klondike  met with success, and how many  failed.*--    Granted that a few fortunate ones do go to other countries to spend,their wealth,  is it  not better to  enrich  the  world  and makeTuse_,of the.wealth treas  urod in mother earth? ���   Is it not  true that money gotten   in  min-  , ing   operations   cultivates    the  speculative spirit in man, and in  nine cases out of ten,' the ,mouey  -  so gained is put into circulation  by the employment "of hundreds  ofeminers in search  of  new  deposits, and,if the miner is  prosperous  will   not the   merchaLt,  tho farmer,' and the manufacturer  bo,  prosperous  in turn.     In  quartz mining we can employ the  same argument with some  addition.   ��� It is said that Americans  '  first developed   West' Kootenay:  which is true to a certain extent  even today.      But, why was, and  is, this the case?   I^irst, the geographical position of West Kootenay compelled miners to  go   to  ���Spoknne  and    other    American  cities    for   supplies,    naturally  American merchants being alive  lo the possible trudo to be secured from West Kootenay, encouraged and fostered the mining in ���  d us try in Lha:- suction.      The result/   i.s   tlie    creation    of    vast  wealth. .   tho     employment  , of  thousands of mon.   the building  of large and   prosperous   cities,  the   erection  of  large  smelting  and   manufacturing  plants,   the  building of railroads, etc.      Has  not Canada been the  gainer  by  these operations?    Granted., that  a   number   of   Americans   were  made  wealthy  through   mining  operations in British   Columbia..  Has not Canada bean enriched a  thousand     fold    through    their  energy?     Are   not thousands of  dollars   being   spent   by    these  'flame people in   this  country   in  prospecting  for   new "deposits?  Ts it not- making  British  Columbia  the   wealthiest  province   in  Canada?      But   there  i.s anothgr  reason    why   miner."!   wore,   and  ,-tre today  to  a  certain   extent,  forced to go to American capital  for assistance.    To get Canadian  capital for development purposes  i ' like pulling eye teeth, and yet  money is plentiful in the eastern  province, and in many instances  going'a-,begging at a low rate of  interest:      When' will Canadians  awake to. and realize the magnitude of the wealth of British Co-'  i itinbia, which is only waiting for  the  energy of   man   to   force   it  froth   .its. bed   and    enrich   'the  world.,   When wil 1 '.Canadian cap -  ital   assist  the    prospector   and'  miner in the development, of his  property?     Does it.not stand to  reason that, the, prospector  not make mines out of prospects?  Hundreds    of   promising   prospects   are   lying  idle  in   South  East   Kootenay.   to   my   knowledge, for the want of funds  to  develop them.    If Canadians are  unwilling to take the risk,  then  let,anyone .whois willing to make  mines   out  of   them,   be  he "an  American or any othar nationality, just so long as the world   is  enriched     by     wresting     from  Mother Earthjher treasures,  by  developing the mining  industry  in British Columbia,   no  mattor  by whom, Canada alone, i.s beue^i  fited  ultimately. n   I   appeal   to  Canadian capital,  however, nnd  I believe that I voice the sentiment' of   tho   prospectors    and  miners of East Kootenay.    .Give  us the so much i needed financial  support, and let "us ' hasten  the  time   when   Canada  shall   rank  first' in  the  world as a .mineral  days ago lu  three  months   hard  labor at Nelson for the crime of  entering the, Opora House on the  day   after   tho   Bachelors'   Ball  whilst, hungry and penniless and  stealing therefrom   the  remains  of the supper, is still fresh in the  minds of the public, I think it is  only fair  to  mention  that   said  Joseph Ratier was employed  by  me for several months as janitor  of   the   Kootenay   club,   during  which   time I  found   him to bo  strictly honest.   If he is the thief  his sentence proclaims him to be  it seems strange he did not take  advantage of  the  many  oppor-  ������J  %  Si  n  *m&^}^' :t,mm��  producing country.^ Let it be  said of the East Koolenay district. ,-"Canadian money developed the mineral resources of that  district." 'Canadians will not re-  get'the investment of capital in  East' Kootenay, a-? the indications are that the mineral deposits are equal if not- superior to  those in West Kootenay.  Chas. Estmere.  tunities which he had during tho  time he  was  employed  by   the  club.     Ho  was dismissed  from  the club because he did not properly attend to his duties. He-was  without a friend and  was given  no opportunity for defence.    No  other charge was proved against  him.     This was his first offence.  He was hungry  and   took  what  he thought  was  of  no,  further  value.      He was penniless on account of being unable to  collect  several  accounts   that wore duo  him.    On aceount of the severity  of his sentence 1 think somo justice should be done to him, aud I  trust that on his return to Stoole  whore he owns  somo  property,  the citizens of the town will  assist him to'regain his lo��t  character.",  As a comparison  to,, this  case  a few weeks ago, the  proprietor  of a certain   business  establishment in the town was continually  missing   articles   from    off   his  counter.     A  trap was laid, and  the thief captured   red-handed.  He confessed but was hot prosecuted,     and    precautions    were  i taken   to   hush the  matter up.  The' culprit in  this  case' I  presume had .friends;   but is   this  STATIONERS  DEALERS    IN  Pianos, organs, sewing; Machines  and Gent'sfurnishings Etc.  Pocket    and    Office  O -  '   Now  in  Diaries    for    1899  I C -���  Stock  ���A Gift From the Government.  To the Editor:  Por the past ten years  syste  matic efforts have been made  to j British' iustice'?  Thanking you for your  valuS  increase the average returns and  to  improve  the  quality  of   the  cereals and other important farm  crops  grown  in  Canada  by  an  aunual distribution from the Ex  perimental Farm  at  Ottawa,   of  samples of seed of the best  and  most,  promising   sorts. ,   These  varieties have  been  first  tested  at  the Experimental Farms and  only those which have proven to  be ' thev very   best   have   been  chosen     for,   this   distribution.  The samples'sent out have contained  three  pounds  each,   and  every precaution,has been taken  to  have  the  seed  in  every   in--  stance thoroughly clean and true  to name, and the packages  have  bean sent free, through the mail.  Those who have received such  samples  and  grown  them  with  care, have usually had at the end  able space,  Yours etc.,  M. A. Beale.  ' ' ' I r  Post Office Store  NOTICE.  . Take notice that the partnership heretofore  exiiuac between us tho'undersiKned as hotel-  keepers at the town ofAVardner under the llrm  name of Ripstein & Berkinan ha��, this day been  dissolved by mutual consent. "  The business will be continued by, Jacob  Bcrkman who assumes all the liabilities of the  partnership,* and'to whom all debts' due the  partnership must be paid. , o  Dated at Fort Steele this 17th day of January. A. D.. 1890. ', <  Witness                   I (Sk<1.) ISAAC KIPSTEIN  J. A. Harvht.   f JACOB 11ERKMAN.  c  of the second year enough seed  to sow a large area, and in this  manner careful farmers all over  the Dominion have been gradually replacing any inferior and  less productive sorts which they  have been growing in the past,  with superior varieties possessing greater vigor.  By    instruction    of  the  Hon.  Minister of Agriculture, another  such distribution is  being  made  this season, consisting of samples  of  oats,   barley,   spring   wheat,  field pease, Indian corn and potatoes.     These   samples   w.ill   be  sent  only  lo, those  who   apply  personally.   Lists of names from  societies   or  individuals  cannot  be considered, and only one sample in all can be sent to each applicant.    Applications should be  addressed   to   the    Director    of  Experimental   Farms,   and   may  bo sent any time before the  15th  of March, after  which   tho   lists  will be- closed,  s.o  that  all   samples asked for may  be  sent  out  in good time for sowing.  Parties  writing will kindly mention, the  sort   or     variety  <��� they    would  prefer, and should the  available  stock "of the sort askecLfor be exhausted, some other good variety  will be sent in its place.  1      Wm. Sau.nokrs, Director.  Central    Experimental   Farm,  Ottawa, February 0th, M)(J.  ���'.,:���. Communication.  EDITOR;    PrOSI'KCTOR:  Sik:���While the case of .Joseph  will | Ratier, who was sentenced a few  MININGpllg  THIRTY-NIHTH YEAE.  24 Pages  :   weekly   :  Illustrated.    '  INDISPENSABLE  TO MINING MEN.  $3 PER YEAR, POSTPAID.  " SENJJ FOB fl.AMIT.E COPT.  MINING ����* scientific PRESS  330 MARKET ST., SAW FRANCISCO, CAL.'  ^WHEELS,  Too!  Sullivan Diamond.. Drills  Most accurate  and  most  ing drills  economical  made.  prospect-  steaat,.  Drills of all capacities, operated by hand or horse power,  t compressed air or electricity.  SULLIVAN MACHINERY  COMPANY!  305 and 306 Rookery, Spokane, Wash.       -      "-" Chicago, IH,  ' ���     ' KNIGHT & STONE, Agents,     o .  CONTRACTORS FOR  PROSPECTING  MINERAL  LANDS.  MILLER R0DE0NE2093 MILES IN 132 HOURS  The Eldredge  $50.00  i  The Belvidere  IMtO.OQ  M. A. BEALE  AGENT  FOR  Canada Life  Imperial Fire  Sun Savings and Loan Co.  Identification and Protective Co.  Ontario Accident and  Parsons Produce Co. ��� o  Mining Broker, Insurance  and Commission Agent  Superior to all others irrespective  of price.   Catalogue tells you  why.   Write for one.  NATIONAL SEWING MACHINE CO.,  Books    Kept    and    Accounts    Promptly    Collected  Agent for Geo.   Geary's Royal  Mail,   Passenger and Express  Line  "    W.   D.   Kerloot's  Royal  Mail,   Passenger and Express Line  339 BROADWAY.  New York.  Factory,  .��?���  BEI.VIDERE. ILL. ,  RIVERSIDE    AVENUE  FORT   STEELE,    R ��.  SUBSCRIBE.  KOK  THE PROSPECTOR.  M. MCINNES &' GO.  Wholesale   and   Retail   Meat   Merchants  AJfPUU,'UHK  ALWAYS ON  HAND.  1ST" Markets at Fort SUelo, Cranbrook-; Moyie, IWardner and  FeniU��.  ���   Mrs. SPRAGUE;;"  Fruit 0: Confectionery  0    Netiens of all kinds.  eJGARS and TOBACCO.      ^  i_.;  '���m  JfKWJJiB'- ram  THE PROSPECTOR, FORT STEELS, B. C, FEBRUARY 2'.  lP'sfl.  4HMHMHfr4Kfr4HlMtHgfr  41  .[  Ll  FORT  D  *i* *$���* -** *** '���* -#* *4* ���** *?�� -��������� f�� **��  -r-  <4�� ��f% -f. -|r -#* ����* ��$* ^* .-?.  001  &'f  ���'������-"KS  rw*t  SIT  - ��� ���*!  O J ' ,1 ' '  The only Gbyer-smeni town in the District  WITCH  ' ijf.life ub  i 'if.-*  RT STEELE  The Hub of the  FORT STEELE  District  The Center of  Regulation  ^'V^) <)fir��l-,  ���safe     * "   1 -  Mining center of  t '       " * -* f  the district  Rich Placers on "Wild Horse, Brewery and Fisher creeks.     Since 1864 $25,000,000  in gold has been taken  out of Wild Horse. .  Sole   headquarters   for   Tracy, Wasa, Lewis, Wolf, Wild Horse, Maus   and Lost  creeks.   The highest grade ore camp in B. C.  H6ad 01 NdVlQatiOn On Hie Kootenay River  0 Daily Stage between Fort Steele and the Junction  The  Objective   Point  of  The KOOTENAY & NORTHWEST Railway, also  The  Nor  ailw  Choice resident and business lots 30x99 from $100 to $250  titles guaranteed.    Por Particulars Apply to  Easy terms  ton  ��  ��  TEBCE'  ��  ���ran h  i".  it  &  "=>!���  if  &V.  /I  Kf*  ft  - -b-^���fty^vr'arTinvxv-ii  '���JiK PKOSPECTOK. FORT S'J It'J-].E.  B  C, FEBRUARY 25,  LS!,9.  * *">ra-^TTr �����rt��rTtwjrinr ��-> -  ��Jte i^i0^^*tor.  SATUKDAV. MOMKUAJtV -jr., i.syn.  LOCAL NEWS NOTES.  Agumaldo says that the Americans are hot stuff.  For a good Shave, Haircut or  Bath go to C. E Adam's Barber  Shop and Bath Rooms., Successor to Highwarden & Sou. ������    *  ~^��:w-.�� r-r^*rtsr����^#^^��^^��^lUre^^��.c��e*a#w-'l��WMMa��-ns-^J,  xvcearj^s ncr.*-  XMCIMUWtM'iVrK-)  thk-K lake! wm^no���!1 fC(Jt J?^"^^?"^^n^^^^?n^n!^n!mm?mnrn^?mrnmmf?^! ca��adia���"  ^��-��^-j>gn>rra'ftej-irj��a xjvKJjc^^r^rwjK^xr^i-nT.'7*^rf-~  ^i-n-is-j  EAST KOOTENAY HOTEL   |  F*acific       IRaiSway      and  Soo Line.  ^ John  Piuk of the Mercantile  Co., is on a visit  to  Cranbrook.  Mrs. Spragus says that there  is good fishing at L,ako Windermere, that she caught a large  number of trout, two of which  weighed over 4 pounds.  Slug ~No. 2, Dan Danforth was  in town on Thursday.  Have your life insured with  the Confederation Life Association, the only company that issues an unconditional accumulative policy. A. L. McDermot is  agent. *  The, country court will hold a  sitting at'Fort Steele about the  15th "of March.  A. Dawson, Vancouver; Goo.  Hoggarth, Elko; are registered  at the Venosta.  We learn that Moyie is to have  a depot, telegraph operator and  other luxuries right in town.  M. A. Beale i.s now agent for  the Ontario Accident Insurance  Co. Insure at ouce against typhoid and mountain fever.        *  ��� At the International: C. K  Smith, Montreal; C. P. Grover,  Toronto; W. G.'Mackenzie. Vancouver; J. P. Cooper. Winnipeg;  A. E., Abbotson, Montreal.  If you want Fire. Life o.v Accident insurance; or,, a profitable  'investment foi- !>C> a month, call  on.iM. A. Beale:     -    . ' .    *  Don McKay came down from  Tracy creek on Friday.  Col. George Doherty came  down from Wild Horse creek on  Friday.  Mr. D. Griffith is in town.  JE                           Moyie City, B. C. =5  ZZ Is a large and Attractive Hotel.of quiet elegance iu all its, -^5  jj~          appointments, with a'cusine of superior excellence ~S  H       Strictly   First-Class   in   all   its   Appointments =2  |~   McMahon  Bro's, Proprietors.   =2  FROM  OCEAN TO OCEAN.  For those who want tlie Best when travelling to any point in  United Stales or Canada.  ' i        * '  First Class and Tourist Sleepers run through without change.     Connection Tri-weekly via Macleod or via Kootenay Landing.  EAST  'DAILY   TRAIN  WEST  Commercial Hotel  * * *  Manager Young, of the East  Kootenay ' Consols is paying a  visifto Steele.  Chas.    Smith    returned   from  Cranbrook on Thursday..  Col. Henderson returned  from  Moyie on Wednesday.   - /'  Mr. J. L. Gates will open  the    Kimberley  hotel  at-Kimberley  '    -n     '���           i     . ' ,_               ,      next *"��ek.       ' >  o   Dennis  wants, to   bur  a   tele- <  r  , phone outfit. , , tp     r>-   .. ,- ���   '  ,L    , E.    Kerloot. - \aucouver:    H.  them if anybody can. *! <? ' ' ���  ���!  "    .'  v-*���     ���.;���,.        cv -       ��-,       i    -S- ^- Welboru., Vancouver,  is  r,S,     ��� ���&���Pso�����Say,   at the International.'  Grace,   any   news?        Grace:���  Ye%. built a railway this week.", ^ A maiI contract botvve9n Fort  Steele and the Junction will   be  Baker Street Cranbrook. B. C.    i o  Conducted   on   the   European   FMati  Tickets issued through and baggage checked to destination.  Apply for rates, maps, time cards, tickets and full information to  nearest local agent or  W. F. ANDERSON        ��� E. J., COYLE  T.P. A., Nelson, B. C. D. P. A. Vancouver,'B  C  ' riOBEKT KERR,- Traffic Manager,  Winnipeg, Man.  MINING MACHINERY  COMPLETE    PLANTS  ���*  A   T    \(,t> ,x       ��� oteete and th  A. L. McDermot has oeen���ap- het ���evtweek  pointed agent for the Confeder-'  ��� a-tiou Life'Association of Toron-1   r,K"     ���.���,��� ���vo nn -a       ~,     ,  Kioto,"t,is,riot of Sonth E*4^Si&?L%\2 Sthfeele  , P. F. Richards, Vancouver;  M. Coombs, Winnipeg;,are registered at the Dalgardno.  E. Ellis is at the International.  - WELL    APPOINTED   CLUB    ROOMS  Best     Wines    and     Liquors    at     the"  Bar.  * f  Ready for prompt Shipment IN OUR ROSSLAND WAREHOUSE  The coal barons are all in the  r Opposition ranks.    They should  send in a'few tons of coal and  ,   have'a   "hot  time  in 'the    old,  house". '  Office ,  Diaries    for  Cuiin's Bookstore   ,  I&9H  J. F. Hirst,   Nelson,  is  regis-  ''"��� tored at the Venosta. ���  IThe Mountain3  h ���'   BOILERS  HOISTS  PUMPS  BUCKETS  GARS, WHEELS  and AXLK8  Rand  Wire Rope and Supplies  Compressors **  Drills  Wild and uncertain rumors of  ;i big miuing deal were circulated  around town on Tuesdav. -  , - The Confederation Life Association   issues  an  unconditional  ' nccunmlative policy'which .is'lho  most, li born 1 life insurance contract issued. A., ti. McDermot,  agen1.��   >   ' ?       *  Ira   Finch,    Kimberley.   is   in  town.,'   '   -. ^        ',  ' ���  A number of Steelitesattended!  the     Presbyterian'   concert    atlg^  Cranbrook  on   Thursday   even-  ��:,  JV1. A. Beale the insurance man  went to Cranbrook on  Tuesday.  The Mongolians must go. the  .sooner this fact is realized the  better  Harry   McVittie    paid    Cranbrook a visit "  Business is picking up at, Fort  Steele. ��� i i  The   Fort    Steele   Board    of  Trade met on Wednesday even  ing. <- '' .  Fort Steele* B. C.  ' WILLI AM FORSY'I If.' PROPRIETOR.  ' *-t ' i  -     This is one of the  best appointed Hotels - in the  ',',," Fort' Steele District.  Every   room'   is   .comfortably "furnished.'  When you  visit Fort Steele you will mia.s it" if yon dont  , stop at the',  Write for Estimates and Catalogues '  JENCKES MACHINE CO.  CANADIAN RAND DRILL C8.  ROSSLAND,    B.   C  F.R. MENDENHALL, Manaaer,  Harry Cummins has completed  a. 'survey of the Canal mining  claim.  The Masons of Fort Steele are  preparing to do business.  Mrs. Spraggue returned  from  'Windermere on'Thursday.  " A. W. Bleasdell is on a hunting trip in the vicinity o'f Sand  creek.  T. T. McVittie has gone to  Bull river to survey a group of  mines for D. Griffith.  The Government still hold the  fort at Victoria, and seem to be  doing a good business with no  opposition partners.  There was a hot   foot  race on  Riverside avenue ori Wednesdav.  New York* is snow aud   storm  bound..  George Hoggarth, Klko,   is  at  Fort Steele.     *  E. C.   Smith.   inaHager of   the  Sullivan group, is in town.  Joe    Martin   is  knocking  'om  right and left.  Get your .job printing done  at  Thk Prospector office.  The Opposition howls over tke  disfranchised civil serrant.s.  Lake Shore Returns.  The owners of the Lake Shore  mine are to be congratulated on  the successful  returns received  from their first- shipment of ore.  Five  cars  of ore were shipped,  aud the returns  were $3,000: an  average of #30 per ton net.    The  ore  was  a fair sample, and the  results show that it was  a high  grade ore.      The  Lake Shore is  the  first  mine   in    South    East  Kootenay tu ship ore to.vcr  the  Crow's Nest railway.  Montreal Boys Ahead.  Montreal ���The long talked of  hockey match befrwoen Montreal  and Winnipeg came off today and  was very hotly contested.     The  Winnipeg Victorias won the first  gamo in [2 minute:-,.    The second  game was started right away, but  was   interrupted   on   account   of  rough play and injuries to  some  of the player.-,.      Montreal  won  in 24 minuU.s.      The third game  was very short, Montreal winning  in two minutes.  j     Mountain House.      I  LARGE SAMPLE ROOM FOR COMMERCIAL MEN.  The  i  t  The   Confederation ?  Ai  OF  Life   Association  TORONTO,   ONT.1  e  R. G. SHIER,  PROPmKTOU.     l  Fort Steele.  jjgj     Issues an unconditional accumulative policy, which guar   K  ft antees  extended  insurance  or a paid up policy after two ��  m years.        It is absolutely tree from restrictions from0date f  fi of issuance, and has but one condition', viz: " (\  m '   ���  That the Premium Shall be Paid. g  m t*'or furMior iiiloriiiiil.ion apply to the In-all otlico. Toronto, or the   3  '' ���    local ajront. *"  A. L. McDermot,  P. 0. Box 4. FORT STEELE, B. C.   ���  Headquarters  *  *  M  m  m  m  *  m  %  I  M  )jt        For Travellers and Mining Men���  *  "t  #  Handsomely and Expensively Pur  ���' ���nished. ��� ; ,-���  Everything new,  First Class and   Strictly Modern in every par- '   ticular., -^   <*  M  Home Comforts.  The   St.    John's    vicarago   is  about completed.  Big- Fire In Chicago.  Chicago, IU.-A six-story build-  St. John's Church of England.  Divine service will be held in  St. John's church at 7..'{0.  Strangers welcome.  Sunday school at 2:',j0 p. ni.  All the children invited.  Presbyterian Church.  I'Yirenoon: Service will beheld  in the iK'W church at 11 a. in., tomorrow.     Evening: Servico will  be held ;if 7.:!0 p.   m.      All  wcl-  KOT1CE.  TUirtjr days after dato I intend to apply to  tho Gold Commissioner ��t Fort Steele for a  license to sell liquors l>.y retail at the Kimberley Hotel ��t Kimberley, II. C.  .1. I. OATKS.  Dnecl February 21m. isdii. h-i*j  Friend Brown, publisher of the  Cranbrook: Herald, returned from  a-visit to Spokane on Wedues-  day.:  John Gr'assick returned   Ironi  Wolf creek on Thursday.    '  John     Fink     returned  Cranbrook on Wednesdav.  ling,  10 to 1-1 West, Weller street. I conns.    Sabbath school wil! meet  occupied   by   the Traders' Wsiro-jal '���'��� p. m. as usual.  house     coinpany,    anil    a   lai,'ge      '      - "',-���-.- ���'���-,--..���  number of sinaHer concerns, was |     a Burnad ��t Hosmer.   ''���.-���  coinjdetely destrfiyiMl hy tire this |     A telegram from Hosmer says  thai  two  men   were'-burned    to  morning.    Total loss being  estimated at *7H0,000.     All the losses   are,-'covered   by   insurance,  from   The  origin   of   the   fire   is   mi-  j known.  C. P. K, Telegraph Working.  Mr. Mansfield, late dispatcher  on the Crow's Nest railway, ha.s  arrived al Fort Steele and opened up the company's office The  line.;*- now open  east and  west.  ConcoMion to Britiuliers.  London.���The Times says this  morning:    "We 'Understand',that  Sir  Claude  Macdonald.   British  minister at Pokin,   has obtained  Queei-Ts  Hotel.  Two Commodious Sample Rooms for Commercial Men  HAGGAGH TUANSfr'ERKKD FKliK  HOT A- COfA) BATHS  HATES $2 PER DAY.  death al, Bosiner. There is no a concession for a British syndi-  indications of Tonl 'play. It i.s cate to construct a railway from  reported thai, both moil were 1111- Hankan to-Canton, along the  der.th��i influonc* of lif|iior. I const.  J. 6. Greene. ProDhetor  GcOBOBN, B, C.  yirmimm^iy ~y y:

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