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The Prospector Jan 6, 1900

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Array THE PKOSPKC  TTffewn'��T2Ern  </i:. FOKT STEFLfft B. P.,  /AXrAJ.'Y  5. l: ie  ���I ���!/ /���Jir'fitWsffl'JJiy.v .->���'  ...    f -^&^��}y  "/HE PKOSPECTOR HA- Ui:i -"ft  '    AITOINTKO THi:   OI''IIOlM.   '.'  ^V    GOVERNMENT   GAZETTE     "���  & Km-South K.isi Ivriduiuv.        *  **r-ifc:*-s;*>:**''A'**��-����;��-ft->#:***:-4-<s-  *  *  *  *  *  ., THE   PROSPECTOR   CON  ���f TAINS ALL   P;jBI.:C NO-  ���^ TICES AND CI'/ES THE  * LATtST TELEGRAPHIC   '       *  f   AND LOCAL NEWS. #  " ' *��  ���Sr��s-*-pjs-#��-��***��**c#'*��**jest*JS  * *  Vo;. 6*.  fOy^T1   STBJSDB,   B.  C, SATURDAY, JANUARY 6', WOO.  New Advertisements To-aay.  -n. W. Hlcaidell   WrJlUui ferry Henry  T. (I Ariiislrotiic . ..  Noiirc���J. IJ. llrown..  .I'.Kto 1  - 8  ", H  " 8  Wasa Creek.  The Silvia group ol" claims  i.s  situated   on   Wasa   creek.     As-  ,, 'Sessment work for the year has  been completed. 'J'he ledge i.s  ;ibout two feet Tn width,  cutting  a its course through a slate formation. The veiu i.s white (|iiartz.  ;iiid   gold   is} plentifully   found  ��� .near tlie slate_coiitact, while  through the center of the vein  runs a rich streak of argentite.  On 1 his claini,- running at' right  singles is another vein twelve or  ��� fourteen feet in width,  carrying  'bromide of silver in considerable  -, C|uautjties. A good trail] has  been completed to the mine.  ' There' arc   othei-   claims    on  Wasa  creek   which   have   been'  ago' the mountain was covered  with mineral, locations but many  of them were allowed to lapse.  A number of prospectors had  faith in their locations and have  ���stayed with them up'to the present time. One of 1 hem is the Gold  Bug owned by Henry Eller and  others.     Considerable work lias  < ���  been done, and the claim now  shows a six-inch paystreak of  free-milling quart/. carrying  from ^LMl.to.^riO in gold. , Some  copper is appearing, but it i.s es  timated that 90 per, cent of. the  ore i.s free mjlling. Below tho  main ledge there is another  ledge carrying copper, and still  another    quartz' vein   cuts   ihe  No 1.  \  THE  "UPPER ST. MARY'S  A Region Rich In Mineral Which  Must Attract Attention. Enormous Copper Ledges Known to  Exist.  A section of Kast Kootenay  which ha.s not secured the atten-  Hon it deserves is that portion  of thecounlry known a- the St.  Mary's. The St. Mary's and its  tributaries have foi  known  t  more or less developed. Among  rhem may- be mentioned the  Wasa group, owned ,by X. Hani-son. and a group owned by Ford  ;iud Kelly; besides many loca-,  ;io��S'Upon which but'little work  jjside from assessment has been  done. These claims are all'tributary lo Fort Steele, being about  sixteen miles distant.  main vein at right angles. Work  has been suspended l'or the  winter but ��wil] be resumed in  the spring. Further up the  'mountain there is a claim which  shows six inches of good copper  ore.  MINERAL' PRODUCTION.  t  V  1 .?  * Fort Steele Placer Mines.  Gold mining in the vicinity of  Fort Steele   is gaining  ground  -.very year. ,, New. finds  are ��� being made,: and   old   abandoned  'placer properties are being again  worked.^   r -���,  . The Perry creek placers will  /receive considerable attention  I "  ;'next spring, and  one company, jduc'tion 'will   be .known  Of Kootenay Estimated to Have Been  $7,000,000 Last Year.       "  It is estimated that the mineral production of the  Kootenays  for tlie past year was' $7,000,000  as  follows:     Rossland  district.  SS, 900,000; Nelson  district,   *!,-  250,000- Slocan district, '$1,75&,-  000: East Kootenay ifcriO,000.  , The showing  is an  excellent  one after taking into  consideration that the large Sldcan mines  have been fclosed  down  for the  past, six  or  .seven "months.     A  large   percentage   of    the   ore  mined was treated  in   the  local  mills and smelters.     It  will  be  sometime,before the  exact  pro-  , '3 . A        ,    'It  is  J  f  /  >  it is reported intend to1 put<*du  i modern machineryand work the  .  'ii'round for all there is in it.  'On.'Bull   river ' several  small  . , i        '  onfjfils have been  working during  the   past   summer -making  good wages.      Work will be con-  t.inued during tlie coming year.  It i.s said that the East Koole-  ���"nay Consols intend to commence  junking preparations to do a hu-ge  amount of .work.'  Their new hy-  ' rlra'ulic plant  is in  good   condition, and it is reported 'that new  machinery'    suitable   for   deep  mining'will be put in  this  year.  Placer mining in  the vicinity  of palmers Bar will   be  one of  ., the^trpng attractions to the Bar  during"the  coming  season.     It  js reported  that a  strong  company has secured a twenty years  jea.se of two iniles of rich ground.  Wild Horso Creek.  The development   of  the  immense    gold-quart;-;    ledges    on  .Boulder creek continue  to  give  the   most   -encouraging  results,  and at large amounl of actual development    work   is cbeing .performed.      The   showing  on   the  .copper     belt     thiit      lies    east  and north of the gold  ledges,   is  ,alscr�� showing up well,  and 'from  recent1 .''oports from  the  ropres-  '' ontutives of many  companies  in  iliis vicinity, *." large amount  of  machinery will be|pkicod   on  a  number   of   mines I during    the  spring of U*00.   .     i  Yukon and Klpndike.  Situated on ,1he oast fork of  Wild Ilorse creel-:, about three  and a half miles from the forks,  and about twelve miles from Fort  Steele. These claims join the  famous\Coronado group on the  north. Development wu-k consists of a tunnel and several open  cuts. The ledge is about 120  feet in ���width. The,ore is a grey  copper similar'to. that found in  the Coronado and- Dodo groups'.  probable wheu'the"'facts' are'ascertained that the production of  East Kootenay will ..largely' exceed the figures given? The''coming year will witness larger shipments from East Kootenay, as  the mines of,the district are now  developed sufficiently to warrant  the belief that where there'is  one shipping mine there will be  ten.  The North Star iind Sullivan  will make large shipments.. The  Moyie mine will be an important  factor in our mineral production  and Windermere will astonish  the country by producing thousands of tons of high-grade''Ore.  In the vicinity of Fort Steele the  mines from which ore will bo  shipped number not less than  five.  While in mineral production'  last year East Kootenay must  take the lowest place, it will not  be so during the coming   season?  years 'been  is . a    mineral-bearing  region, but for the most part the  ore is of low-grade, which under  the circumstances and owing  u>  the remoteness from  transportation, could   not   be exploited   to  advantage.      'J'he ores  average  higher than those of  Butte  and  Anaconda, and there seems to be  no section where, ore is not found  which will, when a railroad penetrates that   region,   become  as  famous as any copper-jirddueing  section of British Columbia.  'W'th railroads would come reduction works, for the economical treatment of ore.    From the  Mission clear to  the  summit  of  the   Purcell .range,   all   of   the  streams  have  been  prospected,  with the result that the region is  pronounced by experts and prospectors as   a    most   promising  field   for    further   exploration.  There are   hundreds  of   claims  located, but, practically-* but little  work has'been done in  development except iu a'few  cases,  and  even {he exceptions  can  hardly  oe said to have'been extensively  developed.   for' the  reasons  before given.     ''        'ft  Within the past two years'several strong companies have been  operating, but during the winter    'i_ *-.;'-.     '!'V_ . ^"'''r'        -i-.*,/.  the other claims the  ore   i.s��� gale mnfiTd "copper.  Messrs. Petty, Longley and  McKinnoii have a group of ten  or twelve claims in what is  known as Camp Longley. On  all of these claims there is a  good showing of copper ore and  carbonates. The ledges are large  and well defined., On the Ross  claim the ledge is over fifty feet  in width. The Decilla has a fifty  foot vein.  The Mystery on Alki creek,  owned 1>V R. Dewar, 'is one of  the claims from which great  things may be  expected.     The  In The  Provincial  House.  Spuria] to THfi i'HOSPKCTOB.  Victoria, Jan'. 4th.  The government was defeated  on first division by a vote of lrt  to 17. On motion being put for  consideration of the speech from  the Throne, in the evening'. Mr.  Wells of Kootenay was present  and the government hav'ug a  tie on the flour, ;heir adjournment motions were ultimately  carried by vote of the speaker,  who also compelled to sustain  his own challenged decisions.  Premier' Semlin has been asked to make "informal statement of  his    governments    position   at  ledge  is  wide, and  ore ���rich   in  copper and carrying good values | Mondays re-assembly  in   gold  and   silver.     Considerable development has��been done  which is showing up  the  property in fine shape.  One group  of claims -in, the  vicinity of White Fish creek re-  <|cently sold for $12ri,000. and two  other   claims   in   that  .vicinity  have, recently  been-, bonded  for  s?yo,(mO and ��40.000 respectively.  It is g promising section and will  yet add materially to the wealth  of East Kootenav.  The Bill Nye.  One of the claims in this vicinity which has attracted considerable attention is the Bill Nye,  owned by AV. M. Voilot and  others. This claim is located on  tho head of Trail creek., The  ledge on the surface is ten feet  wide, carrying four feet of ore.  The property has been developed by one tunnel driven sixty  feet to catch the lead at depth;  besides several prospect tunnels  and open cuts.  There are several other leads  traversing the property, varying  from one to six feet in width.  The ore is,galena and copper  carbonates, with considerable  grey copper. The owners purpose to thoroughly develop the  property next season.  IMS,  Lone Mountain.  On Lone Mountain east of Fort  !j/>te��Ie there are   several, claims  V;- f preat promise.    .Several, years  ���-V:'*'    ���        ft'  '   ���'   'I*.���'���.������    *   '  Visited the Empire.  W. I-I. Godsal, one of the principal stockholders in the Empire  mine, was in town last week,and  in, ..company -with Charles Est-  liiere, paid a visit "to the property. Mr. Godsal is a resident  of Pincher creeic. Alberta, and  has large mining interests in  West Kootenay.  work "has' been suspended but  will be resumed t in the' spring.  Trail and Vancouver people  bonded several claims last fall  and have employed a number of  men'in the development of their  property. . These are the only  claims upon .which active work  is going on.       , - "  The coming season it is hoped  will witness groat changes, prospects developed into mines, and  new discoveries made, ,and increased value of claims opened  up: in fact that sufficient development will have been made to  warrant the buildiug of a rail  way over the old route of the B.  C. Southern.  The principal work during the  past year has been in the  Pyramid Basin," Alki creek, the West  Fork and White Fish creek. The  most extensive operations  have  been conducted by the  Pyramid  Kootenay Company, the Selkirk  Mother  Lode  Company,   and  a  company     represented    by     C.  Hungorfo'rd Pollen:   These companies are all English.   Not only  during the past year but for the  two  proceeding years,   a   large  amount of work has been  done.  Many   tunnels  and   drifts  have  been run on these claims, owned  by the various companies.     The  ore is copper carrying values in  silver and gold.  The Comstock has ��� a good  showing of mineral, and Ihe  largest ledge or vein. The ore  is copper containing gold and  silver, and the paystreak is not  less than twelve feet in width,  and of extra' ordinary richness.  The Granite. Washington and  Milton are promising properties.  They all carry galena and copper sulphides.  Messrs. Petty and Yates have  a group of ten or more claims on  what is known as Decella basin.  The main.lead' through the Florence and Ruth claims is fully  forty feet in width.-On the Apex,  Rex and Standard the various  veins are(froni fourteen to twenty  feet wide1'.    The ore on the Ruth  Dibble Group.  , One,of the most valuable mineral deposits in   this  section' of  the  country   is  known   as    the  Dibble group of mines,  situated  in a gulch of the  Rocky   Mountains about ten iniles from   Fort  Steele.    The ore is a grey  copper, ��� carrying  gold  and   silver.  The country rock  is  a  porphy-  ritic dslate- and   talcose   schist.  There   are   five  claims' in    the  group, on all of which there is a  good, showing of mineral,   �� The  property is o^vned by the Slocan  Silver-Lead   Syndicate   of  this  town and Hon.  G. E. Foster, -M.*  P.r is president of the company.  Reports from   the  mines  shows  that   satisfactory   progress   has  been made in development work  during ihe past year,   and   that  there is a considerable amount |tn 3 p. in. Monday ofi'ered by  of good, shipping ore on the gov't house, tried 1 ^ to IS. Spoalc-  dump." The claims have been er sustained it by his vote. Pren-  crowu granted, and it is  report-  tice will probable arrive by nex^t  Sjii-ei.il to Till*. ]'imsPK<rr<>K.  Victoria, B. C. Jan. 1.���Opening  Legislature, 'was   decidedly  interesting,     after   "speech    in  which  announced   cash  subsidy  be substituted for land to Columbia  and  Western   Railway   and  that  representative,,  be    given  boundary^    , Joseph   Martin  arrived,   having come  by special  steamer   to    Nanaimo,    special  train thence,   both  supplied  by  opposition'.    Wells East Kootenay. and Prentice.   Lillooet  being '-absent'' , parties even .and  when Semlin  offered   resolution  that speech be considered  Monday,'   it  was .defeated ' by   one.  Motion adjourn to  Monday also  negative.    It was  known  Wells  was coming on Charmer.   Attorney General.     Henderson  took  Hoor debating to 0 o'clock' when  adjournment    was- made'   until  evening   by   Speaker.      Wells  being present, in   the   evening  parties., -were   even    and' " the  balance of'power in the hands of  Speaker Forester.'   The " motion  carried   unanimously1 to   equip  corps of mounted .scouts for Africa to go with Canadian contingent; '^Martin spoke  at   length,  attacking Government.  At 10 o'clock motion to adjourn  sixteen additional battalions of  militia. No announcement has  3'et been^made as to the disposition of this force but it is generally believed it will be used for  garrison duty.  Belmont. Jan. :-5.--Col. Pilchar  has abandoned Douglas. Th��i  Canadians acred as escort for  the refugee-, and carried b-ibici  for the woman, and kepi everything lively by singing as they  marched pluckly along in spite  of sore feet occasioned by heavy  sand. The force received General Buller's congratulations on  success of expedition.  The Sullivan Mines.  The stock of the Sullivan mine  '^advancing.     This i.s no doubt-  lea used by' the  recent  favorable  'report from the property, which  is showing up in line shape under  the   intelligent   mariage.nen't  of  the new  superintendent,   C.   W.  Burdsell, whoJias demonstrated ,  that there are large bodies Oftore  in the property. Soon as possible  the company  will   fur.ther pros  peel the ground with a  diamond  drill'.'the results  of  which   will  be watched with interest. There ���  is no question hut the Sullivan i-,  one'of the big mines of the  district.  Over (530 feet of work has been  done since it was taken "over by  the present company. There are  a number of shafts sunk to determine the location; of the ore <  bodies. The work has been done  systematically, with' the result  that large ore bodies are known  to'exist; anddt is expected that'  further .development will show-  up other valuable leads. '   ''  Number one drift has been run  from the bottom of number one  shaft for 44 feet- in solid ore;  this driftrhas a dip of ."i degrees.  In number four shaft,   just "over  ,  I2fi   feet  ed that the company will put in  machinery during the coining  year and work,the property for  all there is in it.  (.  LOST   CUKEK  (iliOUl'.  Adjoining the Dibble group is  the Lost creek group owned ��� by  the Fort Steele Development  Syndicate and W. R. Henry. The  property consists of six claims,  which contain three ledges  carrying grey copper, and one  large ledge eight to ten feet in  width carrying galena and copper pyrites. The development  consists of three, incline shafts  aud several open cuts. Th'e ore  is similar in all respects to that  found in the Dibble ..group. Tt  is the intention of the syndicate-  to commence work- early in the  spring and develop the property  sufficiently to obtain a crown  grant of the group.  THK   lOMIOUAU).  This properly, owned by W.  VaiiArsdalen. adjoins the Dibble  group on the east. The ore has  been exposed on the ledge in  four places and has been sampled for (500 feet. The ledge is  from two to four feel in width.  An average sample of the lead  gives an assay value oJ $:{."> in  gold and l."> ounces in silver.  The owner is now getting the  claim crown granted.  meeting.  TRANSVAAL   NEWS.  -This  morn-  no   further  Treadwell's Great Output.  The last.month report of  the  Treadwell    niiil   of  ."VIO  stumps','  the largest in the world  Spuclnl to The I'iiom'i.ci'oii.  Winnipeg^ Jan. 7>.���The imperial  mail   steamer   General   has  been detained at  Aden  and  occupied   by British  troops   with  object  of searching  her  cargo.  The General  is  owned   by   the  German East African company,  the owners of  the   Bundesrath.  previously captureel bythe British off Delagoa Bay.  London. ." a.   m.-  ing's  news  throws  light upon  the  situation.     The  exact   position rat  Moltene  and  Cypberg is not yet  clear.      But  in any case there is small importance    to   these   little   engagements beyond proving  that  the  British forces are  beginning  to  attain a greater degree of mobility.   rlt   is  fully   expected   next  week will see a heavy  battle  on  Tugela river, which is  now   Ihe  point of  campaign.      Boers   appear to be   working  incessantly  wilh shovel and pick.  Mothucn's cavalry scout ingde-  veloped that the Boer entrenchments extend forty iniles, far  overlapping British positions  ;,\)(] malcing Hank attacks exceeding diHicull. Men also affirm that  the Boer's trenches confronting  Buller stretch away some 17  miles, and Hint work upon tlieni  is pushed unremittingly. While  tlie advance is delayed'. Hank  movonicnlK   are   rendered   most  shows: difficult* because long inarches  Ore crushed, r.(i,t)!i'.i Ions: bullion C;Uluol, yK, dom-with celerity, and'  produced,    &)8)02G:     sulphurets,' j|, js i,ai-(| t0 time "an attack with  and , Florence   is  pyrrliotite; on  750  produced.   $f>2,fi");'J: working  ex'-'  peuses..'?8.!>,'n00: net profit, $1 Un  certainty.  London. Dec! 1.-���-,--An army order issued Iliis evening calls 'out  number one,, drift 'and  |ffrom number one shaft, ore was  encountered at i'2 feet. Number  four shaft now being sunk- 10i)'  feet, is down about ninety feet  and the vein has not yet been encountered, showing that tho vein  has turned ^do^vn between number four and live shafts, and by  the dip of the vein it will not be  encountered for 2."> feet. Some  of the assays will be interesting.  Oue taken from the breast of the  tunnel ninety feet in gave 4(5+  per cent lead, 11.10 per "cent  iron, H per cent silica,' ll.'iO per  cent zinc, and i'i' ounces in silver.  An analysis of  the  ore   from  number one drift and in number  oue shaft i.s 40.70 per cent  lead.  10 per cent silica, (i..~)0  per cent,  iron.   \2  per cent  zinc,   and   20'  ounces silver.  .Analysis of ore from start of  number one drift: One ounce of  silver. :j per cent lead, 2:i.:il per  cent zinc, and i'0 per cent iron,  the balance being insoluble residue.  All across the same lead on  the drift going north the values  increase. Samples taken from  each bucket in the first twenty  feci gave twenty per cent lead.  7 ounces silver, :> per cent iron,  and I.'i per cent zinc.  An average sample lrom number two shall .id feet deep    Hi.lio  ounces silver, :)S per  cent   lead  11'.().*! per conl  zinc, and   i'i'   per  cent iron.  These assays show what is  now being found, and there is  ample evidence to prove that  values improve as depth is attained.  Wholesale houses of Canada,  doing business with merchants of  Golden, have''contributed $!S0  for the benetitof the Golden Fire  Protection Association, and the  commercial, travellers have given  ��70: a tofalof ��250 from outside  sources..  i,  ft   -1  i  t  '*"��� S��:H  x ������  <fti  - )J  ^JL I^r;,PAYS;  TO    TRADE    AX
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;'t * A Jmcebl'Kiich .Certillcii it's1 'oriiriiln'oveiiHlii itX": ft. .'f**"1"01"**^   ''ie,'u "v;  ''T'^ft- *' T " ft V™?.? ' t ''"The heiidoKiee of'the Company in iln*. Pro\ ■
':.: r>ared^.his^'lcli,'Jay,of.>.'o,v<-inlici-. 1WW. ,,:> ,
'ft? Eiiioviilil'Miiloral OliiiuiT siliia t<; hi llu*   iMirl
, T • Ku-i'ie MI.tili'iK Oivl'slon of SiJiitirKii'si ICpoteniiy
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.■■iinrili eii'.sl.erii e'.vteii-sliiiii>( (lie   lirsl exti'iisiiiii
*;'.«I llii*. l.iisi.':cii:ii!i*o mliivriil cluim.*      : A j.
"X. ■ ■'■ .'T-TiilsiiViiotleeotliiit',. I, Waller. VanArsilaleii,
'>'i-<*i'  MInc r's* (;i:rtitk*iile 'N'o.   ii   !ili:l:i.'   IntOiid.
v'ii-lxl.v (lays Vroiii tin: diil'e lierOofi.ti^iiiipl.V to'the
.    iliiiiiii.'.K'ei'ni'ilei'. fi'i-ii CVrll Ilea l.c' '.'f, 'liiiproyi;-
,*'•frieiits'.'riii* llie".jiiirpiise of olitiiiiilin; ii Crowii
,Cr.iul. of tlii-*,aln.iyi-'claiinf  .:' .   " '*'   '*■',:*'
. - A ini l''iirlliei*.ial.-e-iiolil*i;Tlliat. lii.-lion, under
[.'. sci-tlnii ;t~,''inifct"lie'ijoiniiiu'iioeil liefbre the i.Ssu*;
',*-,-iiju-e oi' 'stu'.li-Certllleiite rif Ini|)rovemeiits. ;,..
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■'..   ,1- ,;i.iai<;ii:iliis:Siii,h (lay yr Ocli)her.'.IS!i!i.  r ■.. :.:T:
..'.; :':'•',- '*' TLancl" Purchase.:'•■.■■:.'■';■..
jQfy(iia\li\<r inuttet*. eu^is^iiij—iii mailed j'iriee,is,situiite.lit Sullivan Hill, iind .1.  lloiitdi*
;Ii*diu;ni.n\Vto. •l;muar\-.i;T lilOli foi*':':'ft;    ■; .ftdn. jnineri-tnot'eiiiprnvered,to^ issue and nans*
'a'" V''''"''■ri'"''"X1rJi:"'J~:'::t:xX'K'.-fj-':---X:-iyXj   '  :.; kstbek), {andrwhoseV'address' is , Sullitan   IIiH
<'Xt' :t :-XXi'j- JttiXtf'i^yxfX':.-' T-ttJ ft"^ .*|:' ;   I!*1? time or th<;.existei]ceTOf; the Coni]).in>
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Hooky, Mountain Avenue
Fort- Steele, B. G.
j ;T^lie'TU<K;alTjy'ehei'alij'el(j(;t.ioiis^
;Miinitol)ii aire■ui;rb'ai'ul;?.' Thiiy Dominion
ekvtitions  niay. libt.  bi^Vvet-yt'fai- away.
l)i.'ii't,b,e'iiiislt)(l Avitbft'iirbled'' political
wliic.li jtubjishus ,Uie * actual facts and
allows the people to ' judye ' foi*. them,-,
selves,   .-Address all,ordei*s;to','.; .*=•
The Tribune 'Publishing Co.,;* ft '
'..jj'y-XX' tttit^ i ' 'Wmnrpeg.^t
jjjj ■■■.'-'..■.NOTICE. '■.-'.,''     .ft a;
... 1 In'ieliy sjiye'lioi'iei.' Iliai,. liiirty  ilays after
.'.late Milium!'.lb make•■'upplk-iilibii ..to tlic*.(.Mitef
r.   Ciiiiiiiiis.sioiier firi.aiii.isTiiud   Work*. X'leioria.
H.'C. fin' a spefciul license, ii.i .cut timber .oil  a
T ei'i'tain1 piece of land ili'si'rilii.niiis fono\V's7;'aii,.l
1     siuia'ii'il  in,: l*'.iisi; I-Cbou'iiay. i't'ovine'e of K.(.\:
Hetrinnliifl at ii jiiisA. planliTil mi llie west Ijauli'if
•:'■;,Elk'..llt'iyei-0 n'biViit )»' inii*-: 'jiml :i  halt: uonli or
■ .mouth  of  (JonI cri-'elc.  tliuiit-e .ii'inl,(lib   forty
° chains:. Hieni.-'.''liiir.Ui  (W).-forty c-h:un>:„thenct* J,
ivesl (-lll)'fpriv,fliaiiis:   tlicnce .north' (inii*. ■ >ii»*;i
' iiiiiHl'i-eifulinllft: tlicnce wis.*.   I'.si'.f.' ejiains snoW.'i
''  ;ir less to wesl hank of  Klk   river:   theiu-e roi- |
lowIm-'Wes! hank ol : Klk river lu. a .-..lut'.herh";
A|!irectinn lo pluce "f I'i-'-'Ciliiiii'-- in all   i)0|ihi "ii.- \
thousand acres ui"i'.'"rlt—>. .   ,
..-.'  ''  '',   At M'lDiiU'tAfjI..'      ,')
Daicil ihl> Win 'Nov* -hiiiei*. l!*'.'1.'.' '■ '■• '■*--'.;.'       j
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''■' ■"  ■".;■',■ ■'notice. .;'■';: ,      .■'"•■■ .;
■''I'like liotli.-.,'. tiiVvi'l. K||.';ti:>i[ii:.li iutiAiu; "ii<- :
., nioiitli i(ft>.*i,i'luti''. t" inak'*''iptihruiion   "''  pur- !
- chase llie fb:ii'»iii.'..llill'l. .In Jr'i.'lllh Ka-1 l('."ii.-';
': nay viz.. ■  : ■' ' ■ i
l-omiiii.iu'ijiL'   .i'   a   i"i--(   i.laiiU.i   in,::!;'   :.'.'• '■
north >>''*>! roriicr of i;...iv   I'ii-ki-riin.' s. pre-'|
Wnption:  iheni:'- ii'irili *;'i!!hiiii!>;'  Iinuii-e ,"." -r ;.
■■if/chain.-:  !ii"iic -.ontli 'ii'clnliiisi'  ;ii"in*i-  .-.a-t;..
.:.'n chain--to rliV'pliicv ..f'l.'.'.'TrJiia'irii.'.   .' ,
Dated :U I-'-U't s'i.."-l'.-. .11. '.'. Tlii-ftii'i, •?::>;,  Xj
:ilec..'llii"-r.  IMKi.-'. ! '",        '' -"ll'-1 ;
Take notice iliat 1. (■:. r. Snuti'i. i'uic-ri,j; ..:.'.■ I ,
mouth n7t.i-V date' tu iniiki' npplii,aii.',:i   to  pur-j
eliase the fo,!!'ii«-«i'_' l:i nil in.SO'llh  Kll.»t ■ [•:,,.,;••-' I;
nay visf.        -,   .',     •,,..' ft ..*"■';  ■      '   ft        i
Conirnciicii'i-.' ai. a' '.'"'-.I.   plant,-'.1. ai>ont'
cliaiiis a-.'ss. of rue >.m;,ii., eii,-.:, .■•h-M'T -,y- .'Teor.
Picki'iii.i!.''.-.   pi-c-i-inpti'n.'i.    ^'Iiciict:,   .-.,.'ui!i   ■
. Chains: thence cast  in chain-.: .t'lciio- '.or!.!:
cliains:-   Ihenci-   xv..-»t.'   I'I 'c'hlill.s !.. the p!;|.-;>- ,
I. in ■.'in 11:0!.'. .     ' '      ' .   //.
.,   nm,' a'ai'l-VuM >ti'i-.-;'c'. I!.''. :!,)-. •:ii'l. <i'iv  ,
U'Ti'lilh'T.' l-i"'. ; lii-!'-
Ai ,:<■:( ;(.'N;r's ,\v i 11 lb- ci-iiil'-rni nolo ;.hr
end of lli<* ,vi*ai*. niul pninipi. -.'' I !'.*p!eiit.'
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ft      ■ '    ' ■■■ " ll,fti:ii' .'.VVAT'i',:M. I)
24 Pages  :   Weekly ft  IlluMratid. '''"■'
';'-,■■: - $3 Ppi YEAR, POSTPAID.A ft
• :; '■■' skxi) jpu'SAMi'r.H copy,' -'.,'" ' •'
If you will refer to
pages 16 and 17 of our
Catalogue just issued,
you will the better under-
'." stand why we emphasize
the diamond value we
are  offering.'    You  will
'■ there find illustrations
of our: best Diamond
',,, This Catalogue also shows
96 pages- of what is choice
in Watches, Silverware and
Jewelry.: If you have not
..had a. copy send to us for ii.
We want to do business
with you by maili We
prepay carriage charges
and cheerfully refund
money in full.if you arc
not perfectly satisfied.
beerij-stabiished me:
T To wbrk.t, openitCT buy- j sell: le.ise locute
aciiuire. procurevhol(l and deal in mines, meuls
smd   , iin.n*nl -claims of every kind iind descnp-
tibn. within the United Stntes.of. Ameiica and
in the Province of  British.Columbia, to eai 1 \
.011 and conduct a  '.'eheral'.ininiii','    sinelliiij;
milling iind reduction businessi'tb pi oeuie ,ic-
aciiuire. hold, erect .and operate.elect lie and
power plants for the purpose o! 1111111111.' and
treiiiint.' ores, and for the purpose of fuinishini/
lights and creatiny.power:, to libnd. bm. J( ,ise
locate and holiUliiches.liutnesand w.uei unlit-.
to construct, leasel;buy, sell.' Iniiid'aiid opeiate
railrbads'. ferries, traiiiways and othei means of
transportation., for. transportim.'  oics   mining
and"other material:   to'own.  bond  Iniy   sell
lease! and.'iocato timber and' tinibei  claims
to purchase or otherwise aciiuirennd nuclei lake
all or any. part of tiie business.:pi opei lv and
good-will and'liabilities.of any eoiiip.un    101-
porniioii. piirtnership or person carry m«on ,in\
business.which vhis.Company is,authoii/ed to
carry on. or,w;hichjis in any respect simil u   10
tlieobjeets oftliis Compau.Vj-'or whic li  is capable (if beiny coiul'iieteil so as ilii;ectl\ 01 indirectly to bonctii this Company', or possessed
of property deemed suitabie for tlnipui poses ol
cihis .Coinpany:' 10" subscribe for. punh.ise 01
otherwise aciiuire iind hold sliiires.in anycOthei
(-.oinpiiiiy,; lia viin/ objects' altoy.istlier" ;briii "pari
similar to those of this Company, or (•arryinj.
on'any basiiiesseapahic of liein's/ coiHlucted, so
11s 10 directly or 'indirectly li.onelii  this Coin-
pa ny: to borrow.,raise.or secure! the paynieiit
of money in sucli manner lis the Company shall
see'llu     ..,    -   ':/■■■ ft. „      :.:' ,.■ ' ■'"
.,', Oiveii under my haiid 11'iul .seal of ohlce tit
Victoria. ,1'roviiice, of, liritish Columbia, •' Ibis
■Itith day. of .luly. one thousand eiL'hi'liunilred
and niiiely-iiine. ..     ..' *     'ft.
,   fti'r**.s*].   , '•-'*' ,Y- WPOTTON. ■
-l-.l-,'    liri/islrnr nf ./niiil Sliiclr Cfimjiii'uieD.
America".*- (jpeai Trjinscontinontiil Line
World's Pictorial Route
(liven tlie only direct service li-oin
■     To all Points
EAST    and    WEST
First Class Sleepers
on all Trains
TOCUIST CAKS p.is-. Medicine Hal.
Daily tor Si. 1'ani. Sundays and
WednesdiU-for Toronto. Fridays
1oi   Monti e.il and P>oston
„ Fort SteoIe.<B.C.
, General Blacksmith,'
1 , ?
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Mining   Work  „a   Specialty.
r        ;, % EMBALMERS
I'ic-ent address .M.\OCS .t IIUCIIKS
' Opposite Hunk of Commerce
b        '   "oUANIl'nOOIv.
Telcj/raph oidcrs inompilv attended to
Why Not Invest In.
The Leadville of East Kootenaij
> l--i miles from the' "fmnous
;Nokth Stak mine. ., 1+ .miles
! from the Sui.i.ivan mine.   '
Xearly   2(Ki, mineral   claims Mirrotinff
KIUniCRLEY and deiiend on "it
; for supplies
.,       t, ,, ■    The terminus of the North Star
Kauffiuan House iBaiiwiy B™h
Westbound Dailv Tram Eastbound
^ (IT le.ne-   K011 Steele li I leave- l-> IT
t* -1-1 < l.inhiooK IJ ll
Connects  Tn-wocklv   <il   aI<\
clood loi- Cdlii.ny .md l-Cdinonlon
and   D.nlv  ai   Modicni.''   lint lor
all points R isr
( imiiu'K D.nlv at KoiiHiiiv  l.aii'lii'j
lot all poinl- 111 \\\'-t K00tL.11.iv   Sim .111
and 1 {<iiirirl.li v  l)i-1i'ct-   .md Im   I'n rie
( 0,1-1   md  \i.uii line I'liini-   via   Iti'vi'l
I   •
Liveru, Peed & Sale Stable.
'      Fort, Steele  B.C    •
". liey'iiliii- Daily   Sta-ire   iileel.-. nil
I ruins ul. Plifl. Hti'ele .! tinci inii.-
S   'i i'.v.mi.n'o o'i*- .vi.1. Ki.viis a si>i:<:i.vi.'iv\
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Tliioiii:h   'Piokols   Is.siiod   <nnl
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I Ol     I,He-   ,111(1    lllll    mini lli.lllnll   .1(1
di 1 — 111,111 -1 Iiii il   i:_i in. 01
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Ant    Till t ^.ii 1 le   Ii I
Ryrie Bros.,
I IS. 120,   122.  121 Vi»ii;:c Slrrcl,
' T0U0NT0.
linl.-iWislicd  185-i. ..'■•■.
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The above Hotel hus been rc-
cenlly erected, and neatly Inr-
mshed thi-oiiahont
Cosy and Comfortable Rooms
'l'lie    Ikii    -applied    with    Llie    I iliis T
In and- oT I.H|in 11 - and ( lyai -
AKilvOs 1 omi I ai- trips 110111 Fori
Stoele ,J unci ion lo Koi t kStoolo
.Ueliv evoi\   on   d.iv   ol   ,11 n\ al
L(>,i\ o 01 doi s wiili
1   \\ni.i;s<).\      1    1 ( i ivi.i-
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HO for 10 cents VFJATrfX
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Julinstviidi t.tv.rar'-uii\TI )om/uill. Toronto.
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G0NTRAG10R     am»    3UILDER
i   iii  I VII VIM,   mil I' Vl'l  \i  || Wi  |\i,
K()liT .STKKLh:   K   C
H '        .Ml    n'>i k   ])' mi pi l\   done
Shavnit;-      Haiv Dressing Parlor
\i ■> 111 11H in ii 11.in 1
fom   sii:li.i , n. c. \
All  Ici lids 01   iiiili   uoi u I
KlMHIiK'LliV i-not  a  boom   town
for-surrounded by the LAJIGIiST SIL--
iL  nnist,, neee.—urily   become   a   lai-'*.»
For a safe and profitable invest-
,   ment buy lots in Kimberlev
o     Sole Agent*
PostOHice Addicss, Iviinberley
\ ia Ci.inbi-ook. I;   {).
Fort   Steele
H. ALIE.  Proprietor.     S
Riverside . Ivenue, Opposite Post i[»nicc.
MRS   UNDERH1LL,      Proprietor.
.1 —. j n-t- i<i 11,
keei's  co::si \i.t;.v  c.   ..ail,
Kiosh liio.id ,md C ,ik-<>s
I'  ' OS ||    I'  I 1| "       1   v   ,   ,  v     ,1   ,
Piesli \'cj.., ii(l)l( ■-
l-'losli   |i]yys
l';iosh Milk and liiild (
I THE PROSPEC'ioL. FORT STEELE, B. C. (-ANTAK-Y <>. 1-  ���T>  I  I   >  ���Ti*iii uoar��aCBP��ga��aB3ffgT=srj-r  ��Jj�� 3��ra0;pjejcfxa\  SATUKDAY, .IANUA1IV   ().  1W.U.  Dutch Creek.  During-the past summer sev-  ei-iil important discoveries were  l/iiMJe on the head waters of,Dutch  creek, which empties into ihe  Columbia ' above Windermere.  These locations were made over  the divide from Toby creek,  ���and its tributaries. It is said  that wagons car. be taken to the  principal locations.  ' ' Findley Creek.  ' Findley creek was a scene of  j^reat activity in the' early* '00s  it was here that the placer gold  was found which brought the  gold seekers to East Kootenay  prior to the discoveries on Wild  Horse. Within the past ten  years prospectors have been in  this section and several locations  -which give great promise have  been, made, but no active mining  lias been carried on. It is  thought by, those familiar with  ihe country that Findley, creek  mid its tributaries will from a  mining standpoint assume considerable importance in the near  future.  -r  l  md  ,i   liv  'i'lVU t - *.  ���,h   man-of-v/ar.  are  mdohildren  low prominent inh.ibi'aiit-. .'i.v  voluntarv   contribution--'   m*1joo1  's iiiainla'ned. the jiarent.s paying .4 for eacli child. The .school  term averages eight months in  each year, and there i.s an average attendance of 1^ scholars.  Catching bait for the fishermen of Boston, Gloucester and  Portland is the most profitable  business of the people, and when  bait is slack in running they  turn their attention to lobstering  mackerel fishing and catching  porgies for the big oil and fertilizing factory opposite'the island  in Bristol. After a successful  haul adarge white Hag is hoisted  on the high ground iu the center  of the island, which with a glass  can be seen far out at sea, whence  . ome the grand bankers aud  others like buzzards attracted by  the disutilities'of battle. The  people have comforiable homes  aud are prosperous and contented. Like the fishermen of Deer  Isle, they are famous, for their  skill as sailors.  Bulldog Tunnel Through.  j  In the Bulldog tunnel through  Bulldog mountain, on the line of  ��� 4f  , I  i i;i  i? Vi": r.  ,-)  I <  r - ..���  !���*  " -, ^V*  '��� c  ft' -'  -1   V ���?  rt -:v�� ;  4-i >t:  ''   7   -  tit A  i .'*  -    ''-JO  axmnrM'smme  'xge'iT'--:- < )���  .nui j - i,.j  i1 r    inii)*'i   ���  llljlll. Ji'll- '  i 5Had:.z:,'-ga  \v  IMKIK  -li-; '<i  ni   ;.���Trt-  ���p.        <>���  ETSOr.   CO..  on   -iniitli   Afi'ie.t  elliM]) |cr  I  -ir.iireD.  J-Si.mtloi-cl.  EAST KOOTENAY HOTEL 1  '_-�������   ..u-n  "jR  AS.- i*5  4  *C"  X,'..  IZ. s.. ,  " Ji?  ��  5TO:'.\  <  <4  -1  ��� j  ��� ���- -!, -  \,V  A I'h.viician is not always at hand.  < rtiurd yourself again-t sudden con^lis  and eold- 1).V kijfjjiinji a bottle of Pain-  Killer inJtlif house. Avoid substitutes,  there i.s hut one Main-Killer. Furry  Davis'.    2~>u and flOc.        '   '  A-g-ents: ' v r ( i-' *- t ''k.o':^ are  ready. 'Voni i ���". ' '���"' ij). Four  book-, i'.. '.-tilled " ������-���'��� !' o.-jieetll-.  One i, "i.i-,hi,- ;.;>���;) ind fireat  l'\ i-nt-oi the Si, ������' ������ ' 'entury."  'ireui flattleo. ' *^ar 'len, (it-ear  Invention^ and >i-ei. -M*ies. Pro-  ��re��� of Nation.- '-'.u". .rear event  of the i*eiitur; . 1'; ���>- "iave .t slow  aejiiu^ book or enjj-ay<5U in other  au^ney biirfinesy you lose money to  continue. Here is the Kesl opportunity for making money you ever  had. Biif profit, easy time, new  plan, get our oriel- -ure.  BRADt-EY-GARRETSON CO., t-IMt-TEO.  Brantford.  French sardines.      Houston   has1    plenty of courage and   does   not|Ag8nts.   -rhrUtian Knc^-av-or, Kpwoi-th  of   soft j  wrath  believe in ihc etticacv  words to turn away  Fletcher is just opposite, and  will cold deck the truth anytime  in order'to beat the game. He  would make a smooth leadingofli-  cer. but if elected, may the' Lord  have mercy on Nelson.-���New  Denrer Ledf/c'  Germans Not Posted.  Here, says Ihe New Yolk Mail  & Express,  is  a "German  paper  solemnly remarking that ''Great  Le-iirue and 15. V. i'. TJ. Member.-,,  ������fjiyhr of Liie" i-i a treu.-uire hou.se  . of inliirmatioii. We need Christian  men and women and others whode-  sir>- to do jiood jnd make money,  l.o eireuhite this wonderful hook.  BRADLEY-QARRETSON CO., LIMITED.  Uranrford.  Near Bull River.  Lu the  vicinity  of Bull  river  there are'many claims  of great  merit of which but little'has been  heard. ��� They all are showing up  remarkably well and the owners  sire much encouraged. The proximity    of. these   claims   to   the j ])e USQ<xn anc\ it is thought' that it  Chickamon   Stone  and   the   re- J will be .lt leasl  (jq  c|ayS  before  iiiarkable showing made on'that | t;.ains   c.in -pass though  the Columbia & Western railway Bl.Uahl-V ducudpn(.0  id  110VV  .d]). I  on'Friday, a well 'directed round j p.irenl to L}le whole world." and:  Ag*ents: ���Dreyfu.-: the I'rinoner of  Devil'- Island. Full story of the  most remarkable Military Trial and  seaiidal ol tiie, aye. Bin book, vvell  illustrated, sells on iiyht. Snap for,  eanvan.ser.-.  . Bradley GarretsoT Co., Ltd.  Kka.vtford. Ost.  oi shots let the daylight in from  one head of the tunnel to the  other. This does not by any  means complete the work. There  are  -130  feet-of  benches, to  be  here is a Dublin orator assuring i Wanted:�����,  his hearer thaUio powei- iu  Europe would now fear Great Britain, except perhaps  the  Prince  of Monaco.      All   this   because  taken out before the tunnel   canjEll���lllllcl j-,^ jlist met with some  heavy, reverses in'South Africa.  The  property lias directed  much  at  ��� ten tion'to that section.  Tl ie Old Abe.   now  the prop  urty of a Rossland syndicate rep-,  ,' resented by A.' T."  Caldwell.',is  now being thoroughly developed.  .Iveccnt advices  from   the' mine  are to the effect that it  is  show-  jug up better than was'expected  with the small*amounl .''Of  work  done. _*j '_ ���  i/      .   *?  Big- Gold Nuggets.  The'largest piece of gold' ever  unearthed' anywhere,'free  from  quartz.' of  which  the're:is any'  record, was that taken out of the  Uyer &'llaltman mine, Hill End,'  ���<-jST^'S.-W., May 10, '72.- Jt was  Imbedded in a thick wall of blue  .slate 250 feet from' the "surface.  It weighed 0-40 pounds, and was  n7 inches long,, 3ri inches wide  ;ind 'averaged"���< four   inches    in  ' 'thickness. It was" valued at  ���s 14K 8( -0. The Welcom e S triinger  nugget was found on , Mount  Moliagel. Australia, Feb. !), "69.  Jt weighted 1'JO pounds and was  valued at ^4."j.OO0. The Welcome  nugget was found at Bakery Hill,  Australia: .J une fl. T)d. It weigh-  od 1S4 pounds 9 ounces and  was  ,- valued at sU.o.'iC). The ��� nugget  Xouud Aug. IB, "G!l. in the Monumental cjuarU mine, twelve miles  north of Downievillo, Sierra co.,  ���Cal.. was the largest piece of  trolil over found in California up  io that date. Tt .weighed a 1 l-ll\  l'.'i ounces, or (.t."il pounds, clean-c  ud, and was worth s^l, loli.-'c'. It  was found in decomposed quart./.'  .L'fi feet from the surface.  Lost a Million.  ���'When I was in Rossland in  ".C!" remarlced Mr. Davies to the  Toronto Telegram, ' there were  three houses and 20 saloons." Tt  .beats creation how much, some  , people know. There was no  Ivossland in 'lXi. We counted in  l-Joshland in the fall of '!M three  hotels, no saloon, and about :!0  log hou.-ses. We also wanted to  start a paper al lhat time, but  the entire town could only dig  ii]i $40 a month. We, walked  down the hill and lost a million  .in our haste.    .  tunnel is about <:$,00G feet in  length, and when "it is used it  will do away with the need of  using the switchback over which  the' trains now travel. Work was  started on the tunnel ih November IS'JS. ,' , -    '  ��� The liove of Money.  '' The best business man in the  country only'gets his board and  clothes' for all '/his -Hvoi-k and  worry trying to make money for  the sake. of the money itself;  and many of 4.them Jacking the  commonest ^business 'foresight,  let grand opportunities pass  every year, which with their success in money.making,'1' if taken  together would make a life .worth  living. * A decent love of money  isallrighl, as no sensible person doubts the efficacy of it as an  adjunct to happiness; but it is  a fact that those who possess the  most of it, doiiot seemoto be as  well provided with it' as one  would suppose.  litf'W ������?'  w  a   where There Are No^Taxes.  ���   ".��� Loud/s island' on the coast of  >Iaine., near .historic Peinaquid,  in the Lincoln' county town . of  .   Bristol, .is -one  of  the very' few  jihices ou earth where there  are  no taxes.   This island, other^vise  1-.-J10W11 as Musebngus, 'was ���,overlooked.' when'   Maine  became  a  st a, tie iind was put  into,:no   tovvn  .;-. or ccv.mty. ..The island was ���first  %.. :sft.t.t-ied by Jolin Loud,   a desert-  Canadian Laws Strict.  Canadian' laws are very  strict  in some respects,  and   they  are  enforced sometimes with results  not at all pleasant to the offenders.    It appears that iu Toronto  recently   the   managers  of  two  companies,   one   a   mining  -the  other    a    promoting    company,  were brought before  the  police  court charged with a breach   of  Iho.joint stock companies'act  in  publishing misleading advertisements.   Tt was shown that an advert iseinent published in a,Toronto paper gave the   "subscribed"  capital   of   the mining   company  at ��1.000,000, when the sum was  the     "authorized    capital",    of  which only a small portion1 had  been subscribed.      The manager  of the promoting company   was  discharged because the evidence  did not show positively his knowledge thai "the  .statement   made  was lalse. but   the  manager  of  the  mining  company  was   sentenced to a w.")0'fine oi-thirty daysv  in jail.     The court held -Juit the  advertisement was calculated to  mislead     intending    buyers    of  stock, but only imposed the lowest;  penalty  authorized   by   the  law.      .   ���'-.'���   , '  ' .    ���". ;    '  Nelson's Mayor. .  .lohn     Houston     and    Prank  Plefclier both;expect to be mayor  of Nelson  next year.      Houston  will have the labor and   old-timers" vote in Nelson, while Fletch-'  or will look  for the  '.'Aw,  don-  cherkiidw,"   vote.     Houston    is  blunt   in   speech   and "manner,  while Fletcher is  as  oily   as   a  It may occur to those critics on  reflection that tlie' histo'ry 'of  John Bull demonstrates that reverses do not destroy him. and  that he has splendid recuperative powei;s. They may'also recall for their own admonition,-  the ancient proverb, which says  that * "he -laughs best who  laughs      last. "Are      these  critics, dead sure that .lohn Bull  will not have the last laugh in  South Africa.  Old Roman Gold. ���  ��� The excavations on the site of  the ancient forum at Rome still  continue lo be successfully prosecuted. ''.Last week, for instance,'  two Of the workmen 'engaged 'in  the search for antiquities laid  open a sewer 'dating from the  time of Nero, and suddenly became aware of a glittering" substance. They' proceed to the  discovery of a quantity of gold  coins,* which, when washed, enumerated and classified, proved to  be'gold pieces of the fourth and  fifth centuries that had evidently been thrown where they were  found for concealment at the  time of an incursion of the barbarian, their owners having, had  no opportunity of recovering  them- They are all 'beautifully  preserved, and many of* them  were evidently fresh from the  mint. They are .17!) in number  and belong to sevon difVoroni  reigns.���London Doily A'eir>.  r day -tire, geiitleiueu  or ladies: speeial work: position  permanent: reliable linn, with best  refeivnee-.: expei'ienee iiiuieCe--  -ary.    Addce-i.-:   '    S. M. "Fry,  [���'ield .Munayer. Hamilton.  'The   Milwaukee?  0A familial"'name for the <'hicajyo.  Milwaukee A St. Paul llaihvuy. known  all over the Union a- the Great Kail-  way running rhe "Piioin'r Li'milcd.1'  trains evayv day and niiiht hetween St.  Paul and C'hiuaj'o. and Omaha and  ('���hioapo. "The'only perfect trains in  the world."' Understand: Connections  are made with1*' 'All'''l'ran-eontineiHal  J^ine.s. a.-ntiriiiir to pa���enirer.- the best,  .-erviee known. LiiMU-iou- . eoaehe.s.  elect i-ie lin lit-, -team heat, of a vi.-iitv  equaied 'uy no tiliu-r il.ie.  See tli.it yotir ticki-t read- via "The  .Milwaukee" when ���jniiu, to anyi point  ,in-lhe United St.'il'e.- or ('.uiacLi. All  ticker aj.'ei't- -ell 'iiem.  For rale.-, pamphlet- or  other  information, audre���."  .1. AV. (.'.\sl:v. '.'. .l.'Ki-iUY.  ^      Ti.iv. j-*,is-. .\L'i.-?-        , (.ii-iii'rur-V.Kuul,  '��� skat'i-j.i;. v\'"aS!(. - eoiM'r.Axii.'oi;.  s^WHEELS,  Too!  I MILLER R0DE0NE2093 MILES IN 132 HOURS |  The Eldredge  $so.oo  The Belvidere  $4G.OO  Superior to all others Irrespective  of price.   Catalogue tells you  why.   Write for one.  NATIONAL SEWING MACHINE CO.,  Trade Marks  Designs ,.  Copyrights Ac.  Aiivono acmlliiK ankcti*li nnd dcHcriplIon may  qulclcly aacertiiln our opinion tree whether an  invention 11 probably patentable. Cniiiiiiiinlra-  tions strictly contldeiitlnl. Hiindbook on Patents  sent free. Oldest n^encv for nccurinir patenl.i.  I'atents taken tliroueh JIuiui it Co. receive  s;ifi*ml nofice, without cli ii rate, in the  Scientific American.  A handsomely Illustrated weekly,    l.nrirest clr-  [���iil.itii.n of any scieiitlllc Jimrnal.    Terms, ?,i a  1 veir: four months, $i.  Sold by all ncwBdealor'.^.  MUNN&Co.36,B"��- New York  Drancli Otflco. IHo 1'' St., Wiishinctoii. IX C.  ?ifiT  kt SO Cenls  !���.������:( 'iiM':!-. ono lmmlrfil and  'Ji" )>.'st, lnu.ioio i-t   r^'ciutioiM.  ���   n,i��    4 :.     ."'Vio. Vanke*', IrLh.iml  In .ih  J. il ���'����� 1><''u'i pi'i-i* iiui viT^e,  :m w tl     it Immoro'M  i niiipiiMtuin-s  of  ,.rvty kl.iil   unt ihtrnlcr.    .^< nt   [��'"��t-  (ft iiii.l,   with our   Hniii iUi!  ctt itn^Ht* of  i��HikJ J.:iil luiie!tH!i  lor oiilv ttn i.t:ntd,  ,J,itin-iion A IMfFurlane  7IVi>u^rs..,       'loruiito.Cao*  ���SBW  CALGARY FL  IS THE MOST WHOtpSOMJi:  Perfect  Diamonds  To be classed ;is "first water," a diamond mtisL 1><-absolutely white sind free  from Haw.s. It must also be perfectly  cut, with every facet in coriect pio-  portion and ang-lc, and have clear cut  edges at the jrirdlc���otherwise brilliancy is lost; Kirks' specialty i.s "first  water" diamonds. .The economy of their  enormous purchases.* enables them to  sell 'BirlcsV Quality Diamonds for less  than what is usually asked for lower  grades.  Every piece sold  is subject to return  if not satisfactory.  ���'    Write for illustrated catalogue. ,  DIMIITMWTt,  Dl��Hiohdf  Sterling Silver  Silver Plate  Watches, etc.  Henry Birks& Sons  BIRKS' BUILDING    .  MONTREAL  J��welletito III*'Excellency  the K��rl of Minto.  69  Movie City, B. C.  Is a laige and Attractive Hotel of quiet elegance in all its-  appointruent.s, with a cusine of superior excellence  sr       Strictly   First-Class   in   all i its " Appointments       3  ^    iVlciVloHori Bro's, Proprietor's.    3  Fort Steele Cigar Store  Fort Steele, B. C.  We    are'    not    the    only    apple'   021  the   tree ,fr  But'we, a're agents, for* "*  The Canadian Pacific- Telegraph  Co.  The Canada Western Telephone Co.  CALL AND SEE US.���Ask for a good Ciirar. Ci��rareltc. Pipe,  Smoking, and Chewing- Tobacco, or a ticket to any part of the  world reached by the Canadian Pacific Railway aud its connections  aiid you will,get' it, and net it right.  Our Billiard and Pool Parlor ,. Is strictly up to date in  ���very  .respect.  STRANGERS   ALWAYS    WELCOME       ,      ,     ��� *.   ,  . ��� '*> EVERYBODY   CORDIALLY   INVITED  - t,   1      , ��� 1  ��� a   s - C. 'E. Mansfield and C. A. Couerell. Proprietors.  McBride Bro's  THE LARGEST STOCK OP  HARDWARE iii Ea-st Kootenay.  HEATING ��md  COOK STOVES  sneii  t Heavy  Hardware  ^-'1 Powder, Fuse, and Caps  Aliiiiiiu SiiiiiiJio. .Drill SroeLetu  SflJIIETfllKI} JEW!  Ball Bearings in a Sewing Machine. Tlie -weakest woman can  rim the ELDREDGE B. without  harm to herself, or even getting  tired. It's just fun for a well  woman to run it. It is iioi.sele.ss ;  has self-threading shuttle ; automatic bobbin winder; complete  set of attachments. A perfect  machine at a low price. Warranted for five years. No other  as good at anywhere near the  price. Insist on having Eldredge  B. There is an Agent for it in  your town.  MAN-.*KACTUttKI>HY THIC  National sewing Machine Co.,  NEW   YORK  AND CHICACO.  .  OP  X^LDltEDGE B.  Tlie scconirinrcc.it SrwhijjMncIiltie Vactorj-fa  ^vrw> ��-\-n> mni' nw ��JVA>rr�� fYC TTTT? tlie world villi n capacity of seven Iiuiulrcd ��nd  CUT OF PARI PFJll_AN�� OF lHEBlxty.fourmacWoc).,,cr&iy; utc J'.Idr��lgcMfj;  Co.  E�� AvELTOW, Agent.    Fort Steele; H. C..  m THE PROSPECTOR. FORT STFi;IJvB. 'Ci,'.'JANUARY l),   V "0.  ���- .r**v  THE  ,j^' rr  jTi?��' .".���"  ������".PROSPECTOR-,  JjSmUH- WICEKL)  I by...' the   rettiovai  of    tin.- .'.'(.H-CI'll-  ��� p j inent offices. toJIiftt place.;. .  Tin-  osPErnut fY>j/y^iy)^c?1^0C^^'''ivV^i!^'*1^1^  this /.statement;-���:., ������His   organ;  the  Cranbt'QOk   fee . ik ,���, dining  tlie past month, '"hits, demanded,  and would for;.-:- *h" '''"OV'��'-?iri].*?.nt  to accede"to,,tiie  wishes  of  the  ^M^^^"i^^^ Col^>< Vethionshave heeri-cir-  tircnlation larger than any'othcr paper   ciliated,  and   promisOS,Of   every  deScr,ipticm made to othei- towns  for their assistance in   try ing  to  >    A.  P. , GPACP.   EDITOR   AND  j?Vi:L!SXNU.'"'."'    ' y -' '    .'. "'���[_   ���",'-,,  *&#&%%MM%&%M%M^  ,ia East Kootenay: It i^ all lionu* I'lintcJ  end! contains double the iit-.vs of any  , bther paper, in the district: ,  "-"''.'jis an "advertising  lneciiii.i*  it   is lin-  .'���,excelled.''        '" ���  jdeyoied'to tlie upbuilding of Ton. Sti't'lc.; the  develbpinei]'. of tlu' vast mineral .re^oun^'-. of  iiifc.East ICootenay miuini,-district.  -Sut/seripiioi's.  ii2.(111, per'"yea i-  ���/^vej-ilsliijj"rates made known on application.  TCoiilnbutioni are solicited from all pun's-of the  ���I'iistriei. buy.ull maittr inteuded for oublicatloii  ''Enst have the tyriter's signature;   ' ,      a       i  '..,'fcCo...,'Suite .�����".. First 'National Bank  BuiUlin  , i'pol;urie.Wash.', -.vjifre'eontrat-ts car; be made  ,:-y.or it.   ������:'.      ���'���'������' -������"*." ." ���,  accomplish,this removal, /.;=.-,; .  y't:.'...../ .-'.... .-;*;..". *"���:.'* :X: X'".-'-": ������' ������-..���  ., If Cranbi-oOk was :a mining  town, .and: wigre it the wish of  the'; people'of. .the" district. 'Ay.  : w (3 uid hay e' no th i ng to. say/'..But  'io b'ooiii. oneto\yn at the Expense   ;  of. iuiotjiet-r; 'a,rid'.th;it���vtowifetlftv  THIS pappR is. -ptourtieix!; tiieiuivei'-.l aek.iunvledii'ed' ��� bi-i tiiii'U- ��� center ��� Q'i  the district;" is<a; feature; or pout-.  ibal jtrnVucience  aiid  dishonesty.;  oi i ly  a tide r tali ei F. by; <*pol iti cl a i is  tripe':.tyt'i't -'-'.a;:;  on -,ti��e";il :'J?J:, T,,  "  ' '" ' s'.inj  Siu  .'art.  ;;';ThiS:T'Paper.^A^IK-;si;A'.:vevrisi!W.  Agc-uey. ill  anil   H'i .%;eii:haiu>.'K.\ehans.'e. Siui,,j Ol   th*   Clikei  t ;,.Kraneisc,6. Ciilifiiriiia./Wheb.-eiaiti'iu-ts iv    ������--������-  -  ,T-?rtisinf-- can Iw iniuli* )'"!* it.   '���'  iiuatiqu in thy- ii?o\'\:<\.c.Vi\\  Xr, i: viewed"iiXiy- 'Colonel  Thic ���'Panp'r -is. kept on -uu ���������-a. ih.*A...\ti-     ,TJ  i 11.16.; Tdp^l. Klin *; Oi. ���.V'ev.-spaj..er   Ai!--;': jx  vetising ,, AVeiley.; -Mouyrea!;  vvcjfre 'contracts.I, ^\, jL1  for advenisiiisr can'Jie'inaif'- fer it,      .  Aft" .;       '���;;'  ���        ,. .  .-,-.,  r-.:^.-..ir^...x....y:...y......y .yy..^,:.y-.-ya..:^jTBajcei'^wqula load'oneAto^ t.h;in,!\ j  Till S : Pape r 'litem's- '.i$a;t'-t>���>*:\ i#;n "-a vinost '������'' vjtj'tvfs'iid ���.' i'aihite- of.;  stor'\:Spoit::*iejrVVas!i;   .     -    ���������.'.  ���'. , A.    ',���"'���  [      ���'���.-���    ,.-������ ���������,. ���'���.<������'./;���"...'    ',,,_.'���'',.:'���������".       t .        '  MHx ^X0:^pxxx0x^  .!l:i'|ii-S'?.yi.\:isl(J(,li' '���; .-.f'l'litV'. A|0\-.ei.'i'i- '(���  ivi;i.'(ii't'.'\vil!:.i'',biS (lefeatiiiljon tiu; t]i;st  yofiS-^Ti ,;re'i.tir:��i-./four-;^ioliiicalv  ptivt'ie'w-' in   the ^.ho;arie^"aitd:T:.ihey'|  ���y:-iy  :i>i,X  t: ���A'SATUKDAvri'lAX'lJA.iTty'ii:  liHW?  '���::.':'���'  '"  "' '      '      ��"���������������'���''���"^~^^'Ja^.y^-;:T'bi:W^  it-kltiiJlvlL^  'j: T^'Sis; tineSIjcalianTjiand .is/againAAh^i^T.  :^puilin^  ;;;:,:^6rt,;Steetedfetricr,toTthe;d  -."������ xnehti'of the central minnre 'town i.,. ��� jj xyy j ti;: ^* -X.X.Xi.it'-,ii.i- X  jiiXii pf Tthe"distriaf:..;:A;, jX:: xji. j Xit'tX:  XX ty Col? Bakeiv.'has^s^urneu.Jtox.  ttj5'ai'trib'toi;the'old couhtrvrfilieclto;  ��� tt the brim'with;iiew; -prpjects;:;for  X;j'iy.7the|advatibemeht;of���-hisiyWwn ;*of  itt.".. ','Beautif iii Cranbi-qblv. t:;��,t : "a -a  iiyXj.::���'':"���''::':''jy-'i,j:'���'::*:���::*'::''���*i '7':" j-'-.i'i.i'y.i^:  ;; .:a'1 l The; Gol onel ��� dame in? oyer -th e  >'.GroAv's Nest railway' malvinsc. hi��;  .."T.TT,.-.:.-.'T, .wTi<iv!.; -.,.,.-'. ,,.��..'        l.X     f-p.    '--.���,���..-.-���:       '���.'.���  X'j /first stop'at Fernie.;-by wire, his:  >';' ipolittcall henftliiiieii werb;notified  'A'^iHhatA'tho^Golbne.l   .was;''"enroute  //;.'lllOmtel.TA/T ;'/!v.t/;.tV  itX-X'/Hastily.'a'vinefeting vwiis . callecl  A/by. the ���faithful;; hi give the ihein-  ";'���;/ bei-���;for' this^-cohstituency .an /.qpt  " i.X'oi���tim^portiotiibf the district.''//'^;  //(u.T,;.//'< '������ XXf.x:X--- JVrjy-ihJX.'i ������>-'j-yt.- y'y:i: tit iti  ���ty: 'i^;i\^ "ti',:= > t-be^j ��� n i 'ibe tii ji Ig--'.^ "tii e- ������; "v'Gol one L'  tx; jollied. tlieggopdT,people,;6f Fern ie  it -'with '--.'.tilijsi.p ^i-v _ t i.n e'.-' i >o j j tii c��ij. -': "plTes tir'_:  ;Ht'thein.;:;:,suggesting /'the;::>app6intj;  t rri e\ 11; of hi cqih m itt.ee!? to ^'tlrtif t; it  ..: ,.rru<-j�� j. isi 1;ibii','pJ;���,Ay hat.-^-\vil%---:.-heedecl,;���  ���"A** ]ii*(;)iiiisiiig;tliafc'lic;w()i.iltlTSe&Ttliiit  * it was granted: v,yY coiiihiittee of  a/ -live Ava^a])]^iint;ed..    -    /;,.:;��� /;/,.;���;������  .:'".'���";",.   *'���:'    " . <������ '��� "*���� *     v"''-t'y  t    'jj  ..���.���'���; Tlie eoiiiijiittee of live met; and  proceeded i.o ,di*a,ftthe' inos.t ini-  /  pprtant"'...section.of; tlie   requisi-  ��� , I'i'oii..' thiit is, to Colonel Baker  ;/: and ii is. political / workers,' "but'  - :  tint /forM;l.<?-; go'<>d;.' citizens,/ 'of  -,.- Fernie. ���������" ���"  '  j''" "' ' ������*.;. -;. '.���������.'!  district;;Tand:vUO;t/tryiug^o .;serye>;  \]cnS;i'q\vni - iH>i%quiilitiiii^  ;::b'6'r>U��U��r^Ctj^  ':peuSe;bfTqyi,er^ p^-iisJvit;TTi��.5i>os-f  sible/that:lrte'uiigl^^  the ;gpocl .will othiseonsutuencj'  ���As/it/i s. ���'. h�� t wi i I ���'���'���fa 11. ;:;as ���, did; ��� liiij. i;.  -.' -cl ecby [clue k',r ;VgQ yemm enix ytxjt: j "..  ;;'tV. a/Aa A,.;.^; ii4j "//;���/";���;'��� ':ijy' _. X  i L Gritn bi-ppk 1,'s:;tib ii ay e;^,*; m eiter!-  'early ihuhe;spr,ih��;VsoTS^  Biilcet;.' Thatas./if iia-^ppl. '���' wfi^n  :the/"expertiopksSpyfot-}|the^  ation and iie reportsT.fa.vorably. .;,  ���;;���/������'���//.'.;./', l::X-:yXy /'A/a; -fi :y;,..-X ���*,-..��� .:,  ,Ait;r/is'A'doUars";:,^  Moyieiwili:,hWyeTthe-hrst:s-ineltei-  "e're(:teci';1n.Vt|i&:cUs.tiHCti':^  Wmge !SampIe^^ |R  '���:-y:X/'X':'WilV'Take"CiiahcesXyy-:-Xjxyy  t: T>epi teithB/repeatied;;���',wa'rniiigs  ^iuidT'cb n s tan t^ (^ it ti  iotiissqiirbes jiiiners ss till-/persist  in taliin^/dfespai-iite ichtihbes^ia  ;���' :: ���:.: -) ������':������'r *t':"<i ..-.'������ ��� >.:*.:i��'-'-..^T>.-i--!-;.i_i v.-y xy,v  ha iid li ng:iii tro ipbwdei;?: particu-;  iarly/ih/thawing "itiwhen^ffoz6ur  Lasi^veekitmeii^'.emiilpyed .in a  Sliasfa county. Gal;, mine/laid;<i  quantity of;guint po\yder'^oiri top.  of a boiler in the��hoist for the pui--  ppse of thawingit. /Fortunately  the powder-die!/ not! exiilpde-^-it  took- lire, antics a result;the .entire ''plant was 'clestrbyed.-^��'  (jiiieierihi) il'i Mimioj'rioiirmil. ���������'].,���  Section I, of requisitioiiA ''-���';'  ";��� .... ,." i  ���'��� Beit known that we. a a-epre-  geiitative cbinmittee;;():fT the  e'iti-  ��� zens of Fernie. -really a  Baker  :C- ������ ���    J-  ���'.. coinni.itl;epTco.nS;ider..:that. it , is  ��� necessary*-for prudential reasons  known oiily. to the. Baker .outfit.'  that  the,, governnient ,'ptVic'es,. tit  Fort Steele..be removed.to Ci-an-  ,'brook.'-;. ���'  The  ..resolution ���'���:>>��� as  agreed   to  by: foiir  of 'the; tive  committee men.  .     '..'���������'���''..,,. .  The Christmas Issue../   t  '���./.For the/be'rib t fe/of; the. readers  aiici'adyertisine: patrbiis bf-.THE  PKC>SPEc;j:oft; \ye publish;the fol-  iowing:.'' ':���   'jitjj-X'i-i i "';���'������ ���'i.:X'\-t''- '-..'  ��� /Publications' iliis/ day ;dei Iver:;  ed at!Fpl't;Steele by.thePubii.sh-'  .ei;.';p'f The/Prospector. ..' itj.x.j  ': Net Aveight,'' ,2i)i) potnidsi tiyti ���''-..  ..-.������: xPpstagei;'^l/''/-//T;;;--;;:''iittti.y  Foreign/Postage;;bOc.:"������''���'.���;��� "ji"  /,,;.';',���; 7yt:y!jA..B?''G;HACK:t,-.."  ;/riiis >\vil 1 ;^hb\v  that postage  ���was  paid'1 ou :four.;,<ihd'��� a/ half  yearns   of. .ptLpeVi';;;- '���-/.ft'liat*^ eighty  jiapers", went ..to/'foreign  lands.-'  ';."'���. "'''���' '!.: y."��� /Tjahd' that, postitge1   \vas:'paid  oh  'The, iiftli * ciKiniiittee-.iintii /oh-;! -^O copi;es:>''.'.'Thy; free  cinrala-  ���jects to .flie"re.soiiition,';,-.'oti  the jrion;embraces.a'circuit/oiV.'forty  ground'that th.'' committee  was-1 miles.;: .' The ibfal .nuinbei in- the  appoinred   to   ^ttnsider ;.,t.li.-. 've-'.\ Chri.s'tnias 'issue'was -i^^i'      ',;  quii(:m)euts of-'the town ;of.Fi*riiie ]        ���,���"..'������;  '��� '.   ���'���' v" ' '"   ��������������� ���   during the corning' year, ai.nl ;��� , ''���'���'���'���. ..'.'';''���'..  tli(.>i.'efore had, in *tl.ii ng .t:<>,do,'w'ith  the '-..government-. i*fHri'S. H/'rifu-.  brook Or V'ort Steele.' ' Aisn iiia't  they should attend jo rheir aif.*iii*s  iii regard to Ferule, and' let. otiiiT  towns attend ' to their own  ' affairs. .'��� "   ���    "���  Is a ;large;,;and'C:A'.ttraGtive'^  z'/1 ;/��ite/Appointments, wid  -.-'���,��� ix'-'t: a   ';..>.'.;���:.;.������;;..^^.^Excellencb.//;'::->'';/;T:t.i/:x-i.ixX/j-XXX..  ^THANKS   FOR   PAST   FAVORS ^  '���'������������ ,:--'--^-x' ^������.'���:f;-,!.; \ -:-*v" -;;,.-v/'..-'������ rf^:--\ '--.,\- -������'���;>;-K---'b:' \x--x;\x-xl>i' va; ������'.:.."'���'.'���;��� tr<4Sir-  '; * T   DAKGE   ANP; CbAiMODlOUS ���' SAMPLE- ROOMS/FOR  GOMMERCIAO;MEN.':''a;'/:'''��� tt-jiXtiitj-t 'j"tcVx: '������"���'~^-i; x^j^xj  'laSY  . * vie  r1**-^  . ���������    .  .id>'- ii "  ���i'Si-l'.'P^J^/;'  ';S    THE BliStAMll-RHnJMATIC  d  ���"���    "<���:������<���   *���.:���'.���-..������       .-..-;���-.....,'.;;.-';   //���,���;.   /-    .-a-.-:   ::.���:  <XXX\   /.1..78P'  '���J&kjy . X'.Xxt..,'-' ,wt;t./-./.'."t-.        ';'/.'.." a;';, ".'-a a a; ;"/-.;/; .'���������."&  Wi"--'"1 //���:���������������"���'��� I  libpe 'l)y strict attentioiv to business itnd'1 the,^  :^-'"vS'���'��������� ''���'���'������ -.������������i-.^-'*/:::  'f;'-' ���*��� '���'-.':-t:'"'::i'-:-''Xi:'"tti'-::!";'.-ii' ftiyW  ^;studv'bf;ybuiv wants"to- nieriti; yciur.   continued    traded  *&7:-t'X'.x-: .,x:,x--ixx - //a'.; ,������;"���/;'; ;,:���;,/;,.......s^-:-.;-:^-;  ^t.during;_ 1.960.//..;;;/; /,';���;;;.'; .-���/       .;.;..,:-ytyyij 'ix'ixtytx:���:'-:--.:i^jfc:  Ti��i.T'  jj ;Pur e; ?;^Drtigs,:;: a;;.:;::^  Th^   Best   Skill   Supplietf^  Everything New. .First Class; and up to date / ,  ��� In Every Particular.  HEADQUARTERS'  For Travellers and Mining Men.t  m  .#  �����.��?*  �����.��f,  i*i -  *���?���  i��i  ���'.���.������'  iji  Pfoneer Drug Hal)  hit.-',;  STJSELE;  .   �����.������' T  M-  ?���? A  ' VV   1^1  FASDFI'I    " Ci'-arlnsitii-.-Oiitiifio Cull^ir.'j'.'bf'I.'Muii-mai-V -*^  ifi-X  '   ���    '' .a"'-1",   -"���.j-^'' -.   ..,.:    -Tft"-:../.        ..'-.'ife.'  *Ji .������"..���."':', '/,' . ..    a- '.' ; ..iv;  ..iw. .wfrk. k#v. .tif.. ."*#^- ��'A'- .'l��, "'#���.��� .*>'6". >'#*- ^#^- "'I1*, -'���t''' ."'fi1- >���#*- -^ "'I-- "'I-' *-^*- "'A'- ^'t'- .'4^.'������.'#*,. wdv. sg; i#.   mI...  ���v v>- ������t�� .io�� ��r�� ^.�� ��..�� ��>.�� ��>?*- ^r��^ -*r^ ^j"*. ��i*t *r*r ��i^ .it ��i��- ��r<^ ^���� -��r* ��:����� ��*<����� ��t�� vv* ^v��. ^.v ,w.��^  Tf.����� T��.��'--il.��- ������j? '-.tr "it."' "if "i*." 'if 'if if il." -if if: "if i{5 if if Mf if "if >������* 7f Tl- ^f >��" "("'���  The  -ii?  .���^::  ���RESTAURANT , OPEN 'DAY ,AND -.;NIGHT,  it is n<-;edle.s.s to., sii.y -.tj-iat thi-:  ���resolution was- not embodied' in  the requisition as a .wa'iil. ii.ece's:  sa.ry i(> 1 he to.  11 of i-'ernii*.       .  PLASTTER'MADE tl  ���fer-tCD ��� I  ;7^T(ti.SH   E'CH !"-L/i57EfJ IN I:l"U,yr-|.CD    [i\  ROt i.r> 'PRICE-s 100 . c'.t  ��� ��� ��� V  /������;/,HUf'/-,WUI-!;ki    '     . MliKTKJji.L j  ,    Till")   i'ltiisi'l':!.:'!'''!.!;.'.  jui.sl I iireo yea rs, has  m ri ng  1 lii--          ������i.i led     tiie'      Pniiii'.-!."!   "  a.ttenliou   ill'   llii:*   pi.'Op!i.i   of   ihe   '������������xn:''.^ "i .1  distriet l.o- tin.* J'acl., lhat    < 'oioue!   ',,'.''���' '"   .'  IT - '      ' . .'I   'il-l'TS i.'i i-ii  .'l.'.alon-,. was trying., to'  h.ooiuijii.s .���;II..ll'i^,M/,.,������  i'aneh,   "I >e;uitifitl ��� .(Tra'nhro'ok,'': iv,,,.,. < ���*>;. i.ir  .'���    ('lill,":fl,*l    I'lilJii'*.    I(.'l1i-I",s  - w-|'i',;ii iicni.fiiH , ili.-rivil  Til",   I I.'   A    .I..'    >.i'*llll."l  I  ..-, "I .ii'iii"."ii;.-'iii U.111I Wii'.ii-  n".k.. cli':.  I l;i.viv.   .V.   L.'i-.v- |  iii;i!H(-f;ie1 iiri."*-." ' !  11.  W: DREW.  Propiietor:  6.  FERNIE, B, 0.,    PJ-D.TOW.K:  SPLEN.DID ACCOM MODATiOl^S '   '".''" 'i-.. ���  ';'''..''������'  /.   '.:.'���>Sample Rooms for Commercial Men , '  '  '.' ..- No Traveller Should Pass, tho Eoor/  /'���-  ���'���'    ' ''';,-'":'' 'a-'      /' .������,'.'������"    ���'    ���'���'        '���'���'.      "'       , '   .-.> ;     V  ��� ���The .1 ra.il runs wil hin ion !"<������<������ 1 of l.he.lionse.      '.'oou'  iiarn a.nd plinily ofhay and grain.     If you pii.trom:-:''.' the  VV*iil(l<'��i-f yon w-.iJl ne\-'f'T regret if. ���.'���.���'       .  ' -. " ���"  JtL.    A.    'KAN Q USB,  -    Rropriotor TIIE PROSPECTOR. FONT STEELE. P.. C. .IA Xl'AlfY ii. HOD  Is  "T."rs:cn.��t��rpiiiswji  ^ni> 3?i:x>0ui*j^ox%  SATURDAY. .JANUARY li. JJKW.  GONE TO WAR.  Tort Steele Boys Volunteer For Service.  A   great   Avayo   of   patriotism  lias passed over Fort Steele.   On  Sunday last Allistair Robertson.  Frank E   Leach and Oliver Ruck-  left for Macleod   to  olfer  themselves for ser\'iee with   the second Canadian contingent, .md on  Tuesday   Ben. Huckle departed  on the same erraud.    Jt is learned  that   Robertson.   Loach   and  Ruck have been accepted.      Mr.  Leach is a, graduate of the King.  ���Mon Military School.   ' Mr.   Robertson is ii Scot'dinian and, Unclean  Englishman.     'Ben   truckle;  Avhoin everyone knows,   is 'from  Eastern Canada.  So far as c.ui be learned  are no of her volunteers,  Sou'li  Hasi  Kuoloiiav.  'In     inlormation    secured    each  wek wil] be faithfully recorded,  it has   been   the   policy   of -the  manager  to   make   all   matters  ���subordinate to mining.    It is the  policy    which    has   made   Thk  Pro.si>i-;ctok   ihe   most   widely  read paper in   the  district,   and  ���riven  it  an   importance  seldom  accorded   the   ordinary   Aveekly  paper.  CANADIANS TO THE FRONT.  jL  . Mclnnes & Co.!      THE FOPISTEEL^  FLOUR and FEED STORE  Wholesale  nnd  Retail  (here*  from  ' ' In the Jail.  - On Christinas a, tine, dinner  was sol before the prisoners in  the jail, ^iailer Doyle siiav to it  that they had all of llm delicacies of the season, and the bill of  fare A-zould have done credit lo  any hutel in Fort Steele.  Made   a   Forced   March.��� Surprised  ��� ! the Enemy-  Captured Forty  Prisoners.  Speci-il 10 Thi: Pihi-iti thk  ijelmont, Cape Colony. Jan. 1.  ���A dispatch from-- Dov<*r farm,  d-iled dan. 1. says:  ���'Tlie colonial troops, who  have been longing lo be allowed  to meet the Boers. ha\-e at last  been given an opportunity to 'do  so, and .scored a brilliant succe.->s  in   capturinn'   a    lioer   position  E. C.  MILLER,  Proprietor p0ST 0Fp,CE nQX gg^  Now is the time to buy  YOUR   WINTERS   SUPPLIES  PRICES   ARE  ADVANCING and I h:lV(, P(iCmvd u stoc]. of F]our  All    Kinds    of    Poultry    and    (iame     In     Seasoned Pewl of  Best  Quality  that   I can sell at ri��hl price-..    Rolled  Cranbrook  l-emle  Bort- Steele  Moyie Warclner  \  v  ' Card of Thanks.  i'  ,The members of the Fort  Steele Brass Band desire* to extend their thanks to, the following gentlemen avIio so kindiy��do-  ,nated"fnnds for the, support of  the organization: R. U. T. Galbraith. .1. P. Armstrong. G. H.  Gilpin: Jim McNei.sh. W'. Stew-  art. Mather & Keineman,'T. -T.  McVittie, Sickvt Muiz and J. A.  Harvey.  Christmas at Cranston.  Stone & SteAvart of the Cranston Hotel gave a  big dinner'on  Christmas  to  about '77, guests.  M  The,dinner, was e.A-er to be re-  membered. "consisting of turkey,  ���wild goose, oysters etc! One  Tnafi describes it as a bang-'up  dinner. Jn the e\*fMiing -there  was a" dance at J affray', at Avhich  people'from Fernie 'and Ward-  ner were .present.  called Siinnyside laager. I  ������The raid conducted by Col- '  on&P Pi Ichor, was very difficultl  owinii' lo the fact'that the move- j  menis of the troops Avere imme-i  dialely     communicated    io   the!  Boers by natives.      In  order  to-  j  prevent this Pilc.her.  in   making,  his forced march   from Belmont. |  left ii   British,  trooper  at every!  farmhouse Avith instructions   not  to  alloAv  the  natives   to 'leave  their homes, the patrols  calling  the names of the natives  hourly  in   order   to  prevent   their   es  cape.,  'Mil a manedVer at Cook's, Pi I- I  cher sent patrols .eas^t.      One  of  these, .consisting- of   four  men  commanded by Lieutenant A did.  suddenly encountered 1-1   Bur.-..  avIio opened'fire. The' Lieutenant  was'severely Avounded and Priv  ate Butler gave up'his   horse  in  order to'carry, the henteuauf out |  of range.      0  '���Another priA'atc whose horse  'had'been killed, pluckily returned to render assistance.    He avhs  Bank of Commerce.  The banking pri vileges accorded Fort Steele are the best to be  had.      Tlie   Canadian    Bank   of  Commerce opened its   floors  for  business   on   October  I'Urd.   and  has been doing a  thriA'ing  busi-  ,nes.s ever since.    The   Canadian  Banlr of Commerce i.s, next to the  Bank of Montreal,   regarded   as  the   strongest!   tinanciiil' institution in Cantida.    The main oftice  is ,in   Toronto   and   has- sixty  branches   extendinii'   Ij;oiii ,New  York  to   Vancouver,   and   from  NeA-..-  Orleans   to   Dawson.      Its  strength may be gathered  from  the fact., that tho capital  is  $G. ���  ('00.000. rest tfl.OOo.OOO-' deposits  in November, !?2tf,000.000: circulation. !$F>, 000.00.'): loans and discounts ��i>: ,000,000.      Tho  busi-  inessof the past  year  has been  i 1 be best  iii  the  history of  the  j bank.    The Toronto office is the  ' finest banking office in America,  i     The    Hon.   George   A.   Cox.  'president    ol   the  institution  i.s  'one of the most progressive men  ,' in Cainda. and   to  his  sagacity  aud foresight much  of  the  success of the banlc is duo. ,  1     It was du'e  to   representations  'of J.   W.   H.   Smythe.   the local  lo  STOCK    USX.  Empire     <) C-  Black- Bear        :j'c.  Kimberiey Consolidated ,10c.  Oats a Specialty.  Baled Hay. Oats. Bran and Chops  Feed  Wheat.   Shorts. Cornrneal and Linseed   Meal.  Beans. Barley. Graham Flour etc.. etc.  Split    Peiir-  Oan    recommend , Empire   and  Black Bear for quick profit.  CSias.   Estmere,  Mining and Stock Broker.  Kimberley, B. Q.  Xhe Fleetwood Tea is not .Excelled   -  t  Butter and Eggs are an uncertain commodity. Avium T  can   secure a ii'ood article f buy. and will endeavor to me'TfiV-mands. ''  Breakfast Bacon and Hams you can rely up< u  oftheBesL , ���     ,  jnig Fresh and  ORDEliS   FOR   HKR WOOD  WILL KECRIVE   ATTENTION.  COSMOPOLITAN  HOTEL  The-Hospital.,  *3 .  ��� The Fort Steele  J ubilee  Hospital is one'of theinstitntionsde  , * serving of special mention.    The  **--* hospital is in* a" flourish ing ,condition, "and  under   the l manage-'  �� ment. of   Nurses    Thomas    and  Sykes,  is' gaining  an   excellent  reputation.    The people of Fort,  Steele respond liberally tOAvards  its support.  How We Stand.  The   voting   strength   of  the  Fort Steele District is as follows:  L'\��*t  Steele     :2!)<i.  Foi-niy   ,     2U(>.  Ci-iliiliroolr      Movie  '...  "Vy-i'i-iliiei-"   S<-iiiii'i-tiijr      120:2.  .")J.  -J 4.  :wi  Avounded in the leg. Meanwhile  iLieutenant Ryan, avIio had work-  ed magnificently,' reported" that  the veldt on the right of the enemy, Avas clear, whereupon Major  do Rougemontordered the guns  to a trot. * They arrived within.  Jo()0 yards of the laager, unlimbered and planted tiA-e shells in  as many minutes within the'  laager. Immediately the enemy,  could be seen streaming over the  kopje: They Avere completely  surprised, but quickly opeued a  Ave 11-directed tire.  '      Toronto To the Front.  "A representative of  the  Associated Press had the privilege  of carrying an order to* the  To-  . .11-27.  landed   to  Tumi ..  Tlie above list was  a Pkosi'Kctou representative by  Cold Commissioner  Annstromr.  ami therefore is correct.  In  v>*  P'    T  The good work inaugurated by  mo Bkospkctok more than  four years ago will be continued  through 1 he present  year.  J-Svorything is fa\-oi-able lo the  progress of Kort'Steele. A railroad will be built, the mines Avill  be still further'developed. A  large amount of machinery Avill  be installed: an increased -payroll, a larger consumption of the  necessaries*. oMife. Thk Pitox-  I'Kcrroit will double its circulation: Everyone will lie happy.  To sum it up. l��ort Steele Avi 11 be  strictly in it.  ronto company for -Double quick  into action."    The order was  re  ceived   with   much   satisfaction.  The  company " rushed   forward  until   within   LODO  yards  of the  enemy's jjosition. avIioii it opened  a hot tire on the kopje and   completely   subdued   the,  Boer   tire.  The British artillery shelled the  position  with  wonderful  accuracy, while Lieutenant Ryan, with  mounted infantry Avorked around  and  completely   uncoA-cred   the  lire of the Boors, who had   been  ensconsed in the bushes.'  )     -'MeaiiAvhile    Colonel   Pi'lchor  Avith the Qneenslanders,   inking  advantage of every coa-oi*,   made  a direct atftack.   Ihe Australians  moving  sIoavI.v   bin   surely   and  only  shouliliu"   when   they   siiav  llie enemy  retiring   under   1 licit-  steady tire.    The Quoeii.--landors  behaved    wil h    great    coolness,  laugliiny even al llie nionietil   of  greatesi peril."  Duriii"- the advance the Boer  lire suddenly ceased. Thirty-live  Boers hoisted a Avhile Ihiir and  .surrendered. A ])oriion of the  Torontos leaped across the froul  of ihe ynns and entered Ihe  laagers. The Boors had tied.  Kourleen tents, three wagons, a  large slock of rifles, ammunition  ;ular issue it ! forniic, saddhts anrl cam]) equip-  o do each sec-j uionl and   iiuineroiis   incriinina  inanaiier, that It was decided  fi , <-��  locale a branch in Fort Steele,  and tlie result has proved that  his judgement Avas not misplaced. The local force consists of  J. W. 'H. Smyfiie. manager: il.  M. Hodley. accountant, and F.  L Le Panv junior accouniaiit.  The banking room is one of the  most complete in East Kootenay.  While not so large as some it is  Avon'dertully,coiiA-euientv '-' ;'  A chartered bank.iii aiiy. community is an evidence of prosperity, and as time rolls on and  the " mines are developed the  Fort Steele branch of tlie Canadian'Bank of Commerce Avill do  ,the largest business in the district. c   '  John Bull  Group.  The John Bull group of mines  at the head of Sheep creek, over  tho divide from, the  north  fork  of Wild Horse, attracted considerable attention last fall from the  rich ore Avhich   was  uncovered,  but little work hoAvcver was done  'to demonstrate tho val.ue of tlie  property.    Mr.    Larson   secured  control before leaving tlie country,  and said  that   Avork  Avould  be carried ou next reason.  The Christinas number of Tun  Pkospkctou was avoII rece'iAcd  by eA"eryoiie and called forth  much favorable comment. J.n  the bounds of a n  is hardly possible  lion justice, tlicrelore ihe Avork ' in��-papers were captured.  Avill be continued lrom A\vek loi Tho Boers losi -ix Ici I ted and  week' until tlie entire, district is, I li Avoiindod. The Torontos  covered..:"Tu addition, to this'the [.stood, file galling: lire with' a-d-  Avork Avhicli has-been done in tlie ! mirable^pafienoc;. never wasliug  liast will n<)t be di,scx)i)tiui.ied,  asj a shot.'        ������ '���-.;���  ���'-.'������'.  Christmas Tree.  On rPuesday evening of last  week the chi Idren connected \yith  St. John's Sunday school Avere  given a Christinas tree, ih the  church. The free avus loaded  doAvn wit!i presents, and evory  child, received one. .Much credit  is due Mesdames Gilpin and  Cann for their labors in connection Avith the affair which aaf;is a  great success.  ��t*-��*l ������������. r^*^t kr'KS m  rise D. &l h,  EIAULSiON  The D. & L.   EMULSION  Is the be t ard !uoit ;i  C')(i I.i\t'rOil..ij4ii1' in,'  St'iliULllS.  .ltahli' )��rop.i:.iiion of (  '.MtiHijf tno^uii lirati  L.   EMULSION  ijif   Jiadi.i,;   p]i\��.ici.ii]t  of?  f  , I 'i |'tt"-cribni I,  C-ii.kJ.i,  The !). &  L. EMULSION  I li, 1 m.irM-lioll-, fl,'li  ptuiliK-i r .llll'   v ill   \\t  ;i,u ,,ii .i)i[ii<:iti.-.   She. & $1 per Botllc.  !"  - -...il ��< t j     DAVIS   i'i   I.AWI'I-.VC!'  *Ii ���,'( ni.llie     j LO , l.liiutiil, Mtiiu.i.!  t9-.  Tin* 0. A I. !'.liiiil-inn uf < 'ml l.iM'r  Oil in,i\ In* l.il.i'ii u il li I in- mo-! lieiie-j  liria! results liy l.ln'w ulm ii.i-i.* itiiii ili.nvn  in* sull'iTiiij.'* .frmii lU'li'i* iT'lVorls nt In  ^���ri].ipii. Nlikl'.' ���'>��� M.-iv.is .V I'^.'iw'ronco  <'o.. 1.-1(1.  ' ���    '      "    ���  B.   F��.   COOK.  i. n f,  Liveryr Peed   and ' Sale   Stable.  Fort Steele, B. C.  it* i  ���VKAM1SO OF am. KINDS SOLICIT*:D.  E.  fl ' r-Joau.'.  lCRANBROOK. B. C.    "  SMAIjiLi;,   -   Proprietor.  8  i  I'iiu  only   iiiDiloru   iiikJ   Dim   cla-s liolcl  in Soutli Kn-i Kootenay.  tlM-oi!<>-lioiu wiili Im*. -iir.  VOL* WAST A OOOIJ MICA I.  Go to .thB  MONTE CARLO RESTAURANT  t   .' < i  ���,' On KiyersidcAvenjie ,  I i  G     |  -William Robinson, Proprietor  <     , -MKAI.S   AT   Am.   HOUHS. ''  J <>    .When you visit Cranbrook don't forget the Cosmopolitan.  t  I  i  I  the.B. C. ASSAY'& CHEMICAL    ���  -   *t*     **-    SUPPLY CO,, Ltd.  (LATE MacPARLANE & CO.)  VancoMver,    B.   C     ^f  Jj We are iMantifactiirers and direct Importers, and carry a  s, lai-i-e stock oJ' Balances, Furnaces,- Fire Clay Goods, Scientific  Jj and Practical Books; ClassA\-are, Platinum Goods, "Acids.  "i Chemicals, and all other Assayers' and-Minors' requirements,  'd'  SOLE AGENTS for'Morgan ��� Crucible Company, "Battersea, Beck- |  er's Sons' Balances, Etc. * ;5  ���   ���    Catalogue and full particulars on application. ��� '4  |     is i'L-m.isiiKiJ Kvr.in* s.\tl*i:ij.\a-. axd has a     *  | <IL-.\K'AN*T|-BIJ   CIUCL*I.:\TIOX   l.Aia.KU    THAN*       '*  %. ANV OTIIIil*  PAI'KK IX  KASTKOOTISXAA*. IT IS  | Al.'l. IIOMn eiUNTKD. AND CONTAINS DOUliU;  ^ TJ1K AJIOl-NTOr NEWS OK ANV I'APKl* IX TIIK  * 'distwicj'.  <'��S.%S;*'v\--i��:;*::S:;i--S;JSj;:-V<-^.;i" ���*. ^ , .*j ^w^.^.x-*v..s.*v  As   An    A clve r t i s/no'  UnetKcellecl.  ^1 eel i uiii  *sS"S"S"��-&S"&S"&frfrfr &��&&&��-?-�������-����� S-S-ir'r5-&S-=-'fc.  JjJ    Till:  I'UDsl'KfTOI- I'OVJOIJS A l>ISTHI(."Ti> '">  (1/    I.AUOKK 'IIIAN* silMI*.  K.AII'lKKs. AN*H HAS .\   11  Ji!   i.ahoi: i-oio:i(..v i-rif(;ri..\Tio.\* '   J}}  >!> /ti  The Paystreak Of Ad's In This Piper Pays Prom The Grass Roots,  And Never Pinches Out, Stakn  Your Interest.  i):io I  JOl: l��l{[NTIN(J ()!���  KXECAVPKl).  A) A. KIVDS  \ I  RsnsRj3%ottvi TOoartwMc- aeaKasMsxHiiaast.  J13C3S3IK��SV(  agr^l&^^^Vi -^w^g*-- 3?^'--V::c:^;-^.4^^ '-^^fc--^^1^^."^^': ���' y.  ���jk THE PKOSlMCrTOi;   FOlTi   f-TF.KJ.h   Ji. C. .JANUARY (5,  1100.  ��he %i)x0$pvj��i0x.  ��-2is=SKSK^rc��YarFM.uuiTUJuv%)K2rzraai��'i  dATURDAY.  lAXL'ARA   i..  J'.mii.  What Makes Men Drink.  The Avorld of theory and pruc-  lice is .still in doubt on the question --What makes ;i luiui drink'r"  The ansAver of the frivolous  ���would be --Avhiskey" or it.sallies.  But what Ave Avant lo kncnv i.s  whether the action of alcohol on  the Avails of the stomach or it.>  fumes on the upper interior regions of the body is responsible  for_the state of coma that follows  too frequent dramming.  Navy officers in�� China acqr.ir  ed a lasting reputation as drinkers by taking surreptitiously a  tablespoonful of oil before starting oh a drinking bout. The explanation ha.s been made that the  oil, floating on top of the liquor,  prevented the fumes from  risinir  and causinir drunkonne.-.s?     Can '  i  this be true? An'old ������rounder"  in this city, avIio has drunk half  the clubmen in   town   under   the  o  table, savs.-siA-e hi in   a   boAvi   of  lae-es Sii"U of Loiiiloi', Kn<'land,  lei  thai  b;  is m\  lied  an  ex-  Port    &���  \&*j  ���iluio.st a fit oma tic method   o  trtctiim <*o!d from sea   water  at  a  co mi  ti  ���.l.r-n   tor   ov  er v  noniiil.-, of the <rold irotleu.  ten  lie  does not���;o he say^--u.se electricity nor preci}>itate anylhing.  even sludge. He lias not yet  hoAvever applied his process-  apparently because costly of  utilizing on a .sufficiently large  and comprehensive scale to suit  himself���being short of the needed capital. The means employed is nevertheless, according to  Mr. Snell, so comparatively  simple that he dares not patent  it. as any man or Avoman could  from the specification,, ''if in  touch Avith sea water in any part  of the Avorkl, produce' irold with'  far less difficulty than they could j  common .-all, and this Avithoutl  letting the inventor knoAV of  their operations." Meairwhiie  Mr. Snell declares that he will  reveal his secret lo any man of  standiuif avIio will mive   a   bond.  rewmg  FORT'STEELE,   B, C,  Co,  MANUFACTURERS     and     BREWERS    OF    KXTRA,   FINE  BEER    gfc    PORTER  i^?fm?mm?mmwmmmnmym?wwmummwmwmn��  I N. HANSON. 1  (  General iVl��i~cHarifc  Liqwor Dealer.  AND  53  SOLD    BY    THE    BARREL,    KEG  OR  BOTTLED  Bottled beer, for family use a specialty  OUTS IDE'ORDERS CLYKN STK1CT ,,- l'KOMPT ATTENTION  S^     Manufacturer of all Kinds of Lumber.      A large assort-    =3  ��z ment of seasoned Lumber and Shingles always E2  S^- on hand. _      ^3  ��f= DIMENSION      LUMBER     A     .SPECIALTY. 3  |      WflSfl,- ��� :.B G.      I  ^'iiiuiiiiiihaiiiaiiiiaiiiiuiuit.aaiiaiaiaiiUaiaiiUiiiiiiiUif  forfeiting i'li'.(H..o in case of  di-J ,  , nuts and let him crack  and  eatjvnlging the process withou!  the| ' , ''"','  one or two after each dram   and | inventor's  consent.      The   sm*- j ��� 0  he will resist  all   the   liquor  in- Igestiou seems like-thai of a pat- iSATISE ACTION   GUARANTEED  lluence   that  can   be   thrown   at; ent experimenter with his   head j ��      ���   x -  him. ' J turned.' but   the  full   name  and  Unce ti uomaii Aviui had never j address of Mr. Snell are given  louched liquor got absolutely aud in a paper with a daily 'circula-j  helplessly drunk Avhile leaning j tion of a million', so he may per-j  over -the .stove stirring -water- ' haps find his man ready tt) give:  melon rind preserves. This led : the bond required. Meanwhile'  her husband to distill a brandy ' hundreds. ifr'noi thousands'ofj  from   the   rind  that  excels  any  analytical chemists and inechan  P. O. BOX 812  TELEPHONE   NO. I  DON'T    FORGET  Sick & Jttutz, Prop's.  three stars in the market.  The Mines of Ophir.  Dr. Peters, an English explorer,'claims to have discovered the  mines-of Ophir. from which Solomon is supposed to have obtained'his gold. \ Dr.' Pelers'expedition Avas mainly based on an old  atlas published in Amsterdam iu  17U.") with French text- the auth-  f  or being unknown.    In this atlas  it was stated that near this place,  (souih of the Zambesi' and, near  tho,river Manzoro,, now  Mazoe)'  is'the great mountaiu   of   Fura.  Aery   rich 'in   gold   Avhich   some  "-jjOi'iplc regard as a corruption of  the worn Ophir.,. This view was  also    held   by    the    Portuguese  writer,r Con lo.   who Avas   quoted  i        j ��� *���  by Theodore I.Jeiil in his   ���'liuin-  ed Cities of Mashoualand." With  regard Jo' Fura, Coulo said:  ."'The richest uiiinis of all are  l hose of Massapa, from which  the Qu,(-en of Sheba look the  greater pari of the gold which  .she sent lb offer lo the temple of  Solomon, and il is Ophir. for the  Kaffirs oal lit Fur and the Mons  AI iir." Ih*: Peters .slates lhat  no traveller has Visited this region within the last :?.>(��� years,  lie has hoav rediscovered ancient  ruins ol Semitic origin, including forliticalions. and Avhat he  regarded as a temple or storehouse. Tin- whole region is  practically uninhabited, tie also  claims lo have found distinct  truces of ancient gold Avorkings  1 here.  Good Advice.  1 ics have   tried   their hands, and  '!failed'in  getting the  gold   that  i there    undoubtedly   is    in    the j  {waters of tke sea.  I     The art of mining is  ,so  very  | old that Ave have no means of estimating and no ground even for  conjecture Avhere it began, says  D. .lohn A.  Church in   Cassier's  Magazine.    The   place   Ave  may  assume   with   much   prdbabilitv  i j "  to have been that part** of Asia  which the concurrent results of  many lines of investigation" indicate as the starting point of our  race. Herodotus tells lhat Darius  required from tliei(Ethopians ,a  tribute of twoVchcnix. or/three  [ijnts of unrefined g'okl. and from  the conditions of the tribute exacted it is supposed the value of  the gold Avas* small, unrefined  gold possibly meaning the black  gold-bearing,sand showing that  they 1-nieAv nothing of separating  tho clean metal, though they  could Avash off the clean sand.,  Job states that '���the earth had  dust of gold", and from the conditions of the silver and a place  for iho gold Avliere'they find it.  Those expressions indicate that  one of the most learned writers  of his time���!'i)(i or' 10(��(> years  |.J. C.���Avas not acquainted Avith  the fact thai gold also, as Avell  as silver, occurs in veins, though  this is by no means proof that  such knoAvlodgc Avas not possessed in distant quarters Avhich  might have remained a local  knoAvled'ge for centuries.  The methods of the Chinese of  CARLIN   & DURICK  GENERAL  Fort  ," Steele,  Sole Agents for the GfllltOIl St66l  MERCHANTS  Eest _'  t '  Kootenay.  The Steele House  First   Class   Brands   of ��� Liquors  and . Cigars.     ~Head-  c    quarters      for   . Mining      Men.     ,   Commodious'  Sample   Rooms.        Best   Cuisine   in   the  "^Ves't.       Modern   Conveniences.  Home   Comforts. - - '  COMPANY  D. McNeish  Proprietor.  /  u ihe,rush which follows new j Carhrs" time   were  superior  i-urrjons {cause they, knoAv Iioav  to  Avhich i 'dUi   ^u'   ^olcl    i'ron'i   the  discoveries    in   mining  many   t hours   are   done  be-  separ-  black  I sand.      The Africans seem early  made use of.iuelal   tools  i  would noi occur in later year.-  Avhen the excitement has subsid-|l(- llfiv" 11UUU-'  ed. Tilings ��fo with a rush in I ����� working soft gi'ound. and re-  stampede dav.s: machinerv is put' m;l'm* of furnaces which appear,  in for which there is found no j to have been used in sharpening  use a the character of ihe (���v| tl^ni have been found. In the  sometimes changes, and the out-! copper district of Lake Super-  look   is   noi   eucouragin-       Aii-!"'   *"'����  implement.-  only   ap-  ocjtl-! pear lo have been used. The  Bible mentions gold, copper, silver, tin. iron and lead as being  knoAvn in the time of Moses, and  with ' *-lt; language of the most ancient  better -people indicates that they were  noi rarities and thai their discoveries mu.sl have dated back  ve.u-s before. The .Iiqianese furnish piciures   of   an   early   lime  known that under the inllu.Micei-^1'"'11^'^' :i VW Hiorougli idea  of the extent, of their l-rnowledge  of mining and working in -metals.  camp  leave  OA"er.  other strike in some other  ity i.s reported and the old  is deserted by all who can  and   its   palmy   days   are  Jn   after  years   some   oik  more     experience     and  judgement  sees   great   possibili  lies in   the   deserted   mine.-   and  decaying   mills   and   the   life   of  t he 'district  is  rcAived.   when   it  . i  of advanced knowledge, improv-i  ed methods- 'and .'. level-headed j  lousiness nianageineiii. these were |  the. only elements required .to j  build up a. substantial iiiduslr.y'j  oh the ruins of a. stampede cani]).|  'which���'Avas a failure. Minin!/ <l'-\  'Scientific Press. '   ��� !  Extracting Gold From Soa Water,   j  'A    irenlleman    named    Henry!  This Steel is guaranteed to be equal to Jessoij's  or- Firths in all  Hard Rock' Work. ,  Sole Agents  Sole , Agents  crow's NesiVGoai 'company ;  Giant Powder company.  Mining  Supplies a  Specialty.  fOs5?3s3^?S^sKKg^K��^  ((  EAST KOOTENAY IS ��� ALL. RIGHT"  1   s, W.*  or  Aha- information  will' be freely <m-en   bv<  mai  othetAvise,   on all  matters, relating   to  'Mines,   Mill-  Mining Stocks.  Real   Estate   and   Busi-  ����������  ii ess   generally   in   the - district   of  W  E  T  GREAT  Northern  Railway.  A  S  thk stjkvi'-yok's chain maok it tiik slioutkst  'i'haxscontin-hntai. koiiti:.  Tt is 1he i;io-t modorii in equipment,: it is tliu heuviosl raik-d lino:  il, hn- a rock-balla*-!  roiidln'il: il. i;ro--t'- no sand desert*-: it wa.-.   l)iiilt  .without a land grunt or srovt'i-nniont aid: it it- luilod  for courtesy of its  employes!: it. K tlie only line -ei'vinj;  ineaN on the a la earto plan.    '  THROlKiir TIIK GMANDKBT St'l-^'KWV IN A.MHUICA  r.v  DAVhiGirr. ���  For FOUT STFA'AA: and Llie.KAST KoO'l'kXAV MINUS. Weekly.  Stage   from  Kali-pell.    SLoainlioat ������i-ini-iiiini.-ulioii*-. from .)eiinin��s  dnrini;  Sunnnei*.    (Jnickeht and  Itcsl   route to -ill part-  Stale-.   ICa^lern t'anada and, lOnrope.  For inup-.  tii'Uo^ and complete informal ion call or addre.���  neare-l  agent or  C.G. DIXON. Genera! Agent. K. I.W 111'J'N K V. C. I'. and T  Spokane    Wash.  Kootenay      by  BROKERS.  CRANHROOK'S  South   East  PIONEER 1  McVittie   &   Hutchison.  ;East Kootenay is all right.  p]^S3��S8a^SSSSiSS8SSKiSg!iSSSSSjfil3Hg8^^  ol tin*  United  IIITNKY. ll. I  St. I'aul  . ami  .Minn.  "MUNSON NO. 2."  ADVERTISE.  IN  THE PROSPECTOR.  The  Best   Writing  Machine  Tin-:  only  INTERCHANGEABLE  STEEL TYPEWHEEL  'Klciantlv  lliti.-ilralei  ���Free.  Catalogue  Address Edgar A. Hill, Manufacturer, 94-96 Wendell Street., Chicago  PREMIER HOUSE  SHEEP CREEK, B. C,    .    K. J. HIGBYE. Proprietor.  ���   First-class Accommodation for Travellers-    ���  Every th ini;    New  The   Windermere  Sialic  Stop.*-   Hoth   C!oin*r  nnrl   Coniin".  fa.  Fort Steele  Meat Company  FRESH'.*'awl   SALT   MEATS   ALWAYS  ~\   ' ;' . "  '���':������    ' ON.HAND.'*   :-   ..:'..",'���  ROBSON & RO&ERS, Prop's.  ���Prcsli Halibut,'  Salmon,  .Salmon Trout, Bologna  Sausage,  Butter and Ekits. .  Pis'li.iuid Game in Season.  Riverside Avenue,  -Fort Steele, 15."C. PHB PROSPECTOR,''FORT STEELE, B. C, JANUARY 0. 1'M1:\,:  ^m^^&W^&^^M!^  s*h0ix$,  ��if*#&X'  txx-  !.y:��:yyiyX.  '-'��� '(.v  Xyk  ���'"���''*A  ,'��STl|  A'A-EI  '���'���AjmU  ill  1  itXm  istm  M  ^S^^^^^^&^S^^0��SWW&^^^^^S  I'-  P'  i  ���4  f  1������  TitlesftC^arattteed.    For Peirtlewlarf Apply  to  to  $250  fi*   ��     ' tft &'������  terms.  R  Cli-  4  AJ  >p-i"^  iiSiSKsMSb^A  ���\  9  t^^n^akj^ui  iS&2^^Atili^ /'''��� THK  I' UOS PF.( "i'i. >i,\   FORT STEELE.   P. C JANUARY  riSffj'V!  BanK  Tiie Cdiiduidii  (HEAD OFFICE TORONTO.i  oi commerce  F>����id     up    Capital     $6,000,000.  Hon*. Geo. A. cox, 1'iWdeiu  GOLD DUST'PURCHASED.  1!. I*:. Wai.kkk. (Jen. M-.in.  HONG KONG DRAFTS SOLD.  EXCHANGE on all parts of tlie' world bought and sold.  London Agents���The Bank of Scotland.  Port Steele ��? Cranbrook Branches  J. W. H. SMYTHE, Manager.  %\)Z $JX0&p2XtOV.  .SA.TUHDAY. JAM'AUV  (i.  1!KH).  LOCAL NEWS NOTES.  Thomas T. McVittie and bride  returned to Fort Steele several  days airo and are now comfortable sPttled in their home ou  "Rivor.-ide avenue.  Joe Taetilmiiser, W'atchinuker  and Jewuler. opposite the Po-u  Office.    All ���vvork,��ruaranteed.    ..r  Jt i�� ruinorecr that ;i fancy  dre.ss ball will shortly be given  the proceeds oi which will be sent  to the'Fort Steele men who volunteered for service in South  Africa with tlie second Canadian  ������contingent.  ���   Now i.s the tii-^e to injure.  Re-  liieinber the fate of the   [nterna-  tioiial Hotel, and call at once on  M. A. Bkalk,  - *  Airent Imperial Insurance Co.  H. L.. Amine left- for Spokane  on Thursday. =  W. R. Ross acc.ompaniecl by  Mrs. Ross went to Rossland a  Jew days a<ro.  11 is reported that F. P. 'Nor-  bmy, owner of'Fisli Lake ranch,  who lias been iii' 'IHnjrland for  some time, will shortly return to  Fort Steele.  J..K. Humphreys.and Mr. Re-  pellio. have 'beeii .spondinjr a few  days is town.       <>  It is learned that-the Foresters  and, Masons will combine and  build a hall,  The members 'of ihe .Fori  Stei.'le Mrnss Oand are talking of  piitlinu' up a  buikling  l^   by   70  ' ieel, l'o cosl aboiit ��."i()0. The  iiialiorwill  be   1'nU.V  decided   at  , ihe next meeting o'f Ihe'band.  All changes of  advertisement  'must be in not later  than   Wednesday to insure insertion in the  following issue.  K. .1. l-Jigbye of Sheep creek  i- in town. ��� ,  11 is learned that the post of-  liceat Wild Horse has been dis-  contiued by order from the department.  The Tort Steele School.  Fort Steele. Jan. A.  Editor. Pkospuctok: ,  ' Home much needed repairs and  improvements have been made  at the school during the lioli-  (lav*-.. A new set of* blackboards  ha.\e been put in the primer room,  a, ense lor apparatus and shelves  have been placed in the senior  room, the seal- in the senior  room base been j-e.irraiiired to  aeconmiodate more pupils To  uiei't thi-* expense incurred a ��nb-  .M*ri])tion was circulated, with  there-mil that ->J1 5(i ha- been  6,11 h��(.-ribed to date. Fiftv dollars  i.viieeded.  All lieixjns wheiher ,ibo\e  school age or not desiring to  prepare for examination-, are  invited to avail themselves of  ihe advantage.-, oflcred by the  Fort  Sleele school  ���"��� School will o]>en on Monday  next. '.-.'-. . a    .    ..-  . ��� T'liiusl'Hieiitibii -the want;of  punctuality which several of the  pupils-have sliown. This fault  precludes not only any probabii-  jty ol' advancoinmil (in   the : ituli-  ' vidual 1'iipil- '^)0   "'so   disorganizes the work ol' the school/   ,.:'  W. Ij. 'Tompkins. !  Principal.  Hotel Arrivals.  Windsor:-- Grant, lioulanger,  Luke   Creek:    Enos    Campbell.  Elko;  \t. McDermot. Cranbrook:  Frank Sliirer. .1. C.  Nelson,  Du-  i>  pout: Ui. White Kimberly: R.  H. Karatofsky. Creenwood; A.  M., Johnson. Vancouver: F. Mo-  Cabfc. Wardner; W. M. Sprairue,  ll��� H. Scott, C. Tracy and wife.  W. Haupt. Windermeio: S. H.  Hunter, Pincher Creek: T. Elf,'  J'." H.' Todd. Winnipeg: A, T,  Caldwell. Rossland: .1. E. Humphreys, Wolf Creeic: P: R lck,  Tobacco' Plaius: C H: Wolf.  Spokane: W. J��� Whim*-. Spokane.  '' '  A Visitor From Kaslo.  .l.'S. T.   Alexander,   barrister  from Kaslo. who has-  been staying1 at the Indian   Agency  on   a,  visit for a   few  day's,   returned  home on Thursday morning last.  It is rumored that, Mr.   Alexander may take up-his residence in  East .Kootenay  where   he ��� will  practice his profession.    He is a j  nephew of Lord Collins,   one ofj  the justices of the High Court ofj  Indication of London. < England  a prominent member of the com  of arbitration in the Venezuelan  boundary commission.    -  NOTICE.  *l ,i!,i   11",li ,   il'-II   I      Willi. "11    Pi ,i".    IIi*lll  ini.-nil   -.mv il.ivs'i"in M'ls il'ii     i i ,i|i]il\   ...  till' (  I'llHIl!*��� lfilll*!   ".'   I. Mid- ,111(1   H.11*1,1    I"   Jill I-  c li.m   I.i'i .".Tl   I,! 1 I'll]) I    K'M'Irll.iv  lll-lill-l  wil.i.i \m I'Kuev iii'\'i;v  Tt'lt Si,,, Ji    ll  C    Di i-  -:i\. !��"!> l-ll  NOTICE.  Ndlii*'* N lii'rchy','lvi ii tli it .i.i .ipplif.-itlon  v.ill In* m.iil'j lo Hie I.ckI-.I:i|Ivi-Asii-nililv of  lli< i'ioviiii-o of llritlili Coluinlil.i ut its m*\i  I'-i-ton foraii Ait to iiK*oi*j)ii:Mlc a Coiuii.-inv  v.uh puiMT to cDintnict. e'lulp iii.iiiil.iln anil  opi'i'.itf telephone and U'li'itr.ipli lint-*. ivHIiin  mill LlirouKluiul tin* 1'iovitice or Itritlsli Colnin-  "uiii. and loinnitiuct i-iCt't, mid mn llll.lin such  .mil so msiny poles and other works .md dcvlc's  in tlie Company deem neeessm'.v foi ni.iltlnK,  I'omplt-uiiL,' supiwriina. iisIhk, -noilciug. i.iifisii-  iiil,' and iii.uill.iiiiiui,' tlie sVitom of cniiiiiiimii'.i-  lion ,l>v teleplioiie sintl leleprrapli. and lo open  or lire.tl; up 'ax\v p.n-t or purls of the iuid  Iiik)ivl.i.vs or streets'us often in the s.iid Oom-  p.iny its .i^'outs. oilleets or v.orHiiu'11 ihtnlt  propel* and for the putposc ol the undctt ikliiK  to mivcliiis", uct|iiiio or le.ise, unit hold .md sell  ���anil dl.spo.se of lands, t'uiUlIni;-. or tenements  willim Hit- limits aforesaid, 11 ml to piiiehnse  oi least*, fo'* any term of year-, any lelophoiu* or  tehvi.iph line esUtillshed or to In* estahllshed  in'trttlsh Colinnhni iji'mna'teil, m* t" Ix'co-i-  ii-i-U'il. with lh'* lino which llie ('omjuiiy nn"  constiui'1. .nul t" uiiLiK'niiiiiie with or le.ise, its  11.ie or lines or any pertiott or portnnls ihen'of  loan) conipjin-possi'sslna, a- proprloior. nnv  lin" of te'icphoiie 01 it'louruph coiiiiiiiinlcatlon  voiiiiiclIiik. i*i to I't! eontiecti'I with I lit' -jul  C'liuinnn's Inn* oi lines, mul in btiriow uioue\  for Lin* purposes cf ilie ('ouip.niv. ami lo pltvli;.'  01 iiuii'l,,'.!*'" .iili Oi /.'it* (.'oiup.Luy's .issets f<n  th,it jo 11 pose. ,ind to ri c Ire honuses, or pii% il-  ou-isfroni uu p.Ts.-ni or hotly corpora to. nail  Kith all othei iis'iil iieoess-.i r\ or Incident ul  n���'liis, ji,.��i is t,i piiMlouos .is mm- Im,ncecs-  siny ur inuiilt'iiliil M tlio nttuiiimoni of tl'onlioi<  objects or ,iti> of Iheni  luted tlii- |-'0i day of lVcemlicK tsy<t.  ''     . ,1   H   IIISOWN,  1-;      , Solfciloi for the Ajiplle,nits.  ���ik ft * yk ���%< ft ft. ft* ft ft & *;ik &k ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft  pE'ofessiottal,  .*  *  ^ Fort Steele  3*e  *  *  G uOh Llu���  Fort Steele, Cranbrook *<�� Ward nei  rt  Mining Notes.  At the Chickamon Stone work  is siiU progressing, but nothing  new ha.s developed within the  past few-clays.   ���   '  At the Empire the work of development is siiil .iroini1- on with  good   results.     The  ore  i.s  im-v  proving in quality with a consequent increased value.   -  A small force is engaged on  the Estella in development.  Ten men are ,working on the  Dupont. but, with what results  has noi been ascertained.  A few men are pegaing away  on the Big Chief, but a large  force will soon be employed.  At the Black Bear Manager  Estmere is doing good work and  showing up a better quality of  ore. As development advances  ou the property, it is proving of  great value.  During the month of November there was shipped from the  Le Roi mine at Rossland 0.400  tons of ore. valued at $108,000.  The next general convention of  the Western Federation of Miners  of Hritish Columbia will be held  at Moyie on the lirst Monday in  June.  ,  .The Perry creek gold ,holds  will im doubt receive considerable attention during the com-  in ir season. Mine owners iu lhat  vicinity arc much elated with tlie  showing that has been made during the past year. At this time  there is no reason to doubt that  Perry creek- will make great, gold  camp before'!he close of 1000.  raTlwayItovey.  Preliminary Work   to   Commence   at  Once.  It. i.s learned on undoubted  aiithorilv that Ihe preliminary  Mirvevs'of the north and south  railway- will be^commenced on  Wednesday theKtth in.st:. " The  parly will be in the Held' will be  'in.charge'of M. H.'.' Macleod formerly superintendent- of the  ('.row's Nest" Pas's ra.ilway from  Macleod to Kootenay Landing,  This shows that the manage,  ment of the O. I'. K.' recognise  ihe importance of tlie bran(j:h be-  inir built at once.  T. 6. Armstrong  ���    '     , Eokt Stkkijs,' B  C.  MANUFACTURER  0?  Tinware. Galvanized Iron. Sheet  Iron,   Stove   Pipes  a'nd   ���    ,  Copperware  BUILDINGS HEATED :*iid VENTILATED  Plumbing,; Pipe   fitting  and  all  kinds of sanitary- work  flir Tight���Hot Blast Stoves  Hydraulic   'and ' Air   Pipes   for  'and ' Aii-  Mines  special attention paid  .iob'wouk.  TO  St.(< John's Church of England.  Divine service will be  held rin  at  1.6  \0.  St.    John's     church  Strangers welcome. ' ���  Sunday'school'.at 2-.10 p.m.  All the children' invited.  PliESBVTEHTAN  CHl'UGH.  In future, aud until further  notice, divine service will be  held on Sunday An ,the Presbyterian church at :-J p. m.. 'only  Sunday school at 2 p. in.  On Sunday next there will be  services in St. Johu.s Episcopal  church at 11-a. m. and 7:30 p..m.  Sermon by the Vicar at both  services. After the morning services Holy Communion will be  administered.  FOR SALE.  An Amalgamator for working frue  millin<r quartz. Saves over !I0 i>ei- cent  of gold. Weight with power 2S.000 lbs.  Made in MJtstionfe for l?aokin�� to mountain claim*- Caixi be .-eon near the Si,  Eugene Mission.  For Particular!) apply lo  .1. A.' TfAliVUY. l-'ort Steele  ;.(J  -,00000^"rfw,**fc*O*****'*w*^000000  H A QUICK CURF. O  U TOR COUGHS *  ^ and COLDS  8  The Canadian Remedy for all  iilHOAT ahd LUMG AFFEiCTIONS  Lirrc Bodies, 25 ccr.ls.  o  r> '.vis & i awki:*.*ci: co., i.in to,*.,   0  1*. ;>'��. !'i'.-y n.��.��' P..." K.lli.. O  O     Kt.:- Voik Hoairc.il     ��>  OOC'OOC'��-ww~**^0's^^w���'v^,OOt500  \  ll  % Hardware  i ( v  Blacksmith Goal  Giant   Powder  Fuse   and   Gaps  Jessop's   Steel  (.'roups. Couylis mul t'old^ are all  i|\iiuU-ly cured by Pyny-I'ei-toral. It  li-isci^ tin* coufili almost inManl.ly. and  cure- readily l In* innM oliMinatc cold.  MannCarlurod by tlie proprietor.- of  Terry Davi-- 1'ain-K'illcr.  Gone Hunting:  N. A. Wallinger went out with  .).- \'t llinnphreys on ^Thursday  I'cir :i lews days si looting on Wolf  creek. ' It is a well-known fact  .that: when Mr.' Wallinger gcxjs  on a liiintiiigcxpiHlition. Ukm-c is  a great slaughter -among the  deer, bear and .other game. He  Avil.l return ������'\yiMi tangiblecv  dence'of success.  * '  *  M. '  *  M  5^ ,,      X'  * GROCERIES  i BOOTS  m '  m  m   ���  m  and    SHOES  DRY   GOODS  GLASSWARE  an  1  HAY    and    OATS  w.  m  m  m  w.  *-'  w  w  wr  w.  ���d CROCKERY %.t  X-  ���x  #'0  ���#���  X  "\V  NORTH   &i-aR   LODGE  l-'OIIT S'l-KKLK. li  c  "'' NO. 30.  A. F. AND A. M.       G. R.  B. C.  i;.'-.'iii,i ���   iiifi't,,in^---lst    Tiifsilav   in   c.iCii  moiilli .it I'lcliti'VliM-M:.     Viskinz llii'tlicrn iirri  I'llllll.lllV  llllll'Ml. '  A. \V. lii.h.'suKMi. SrciTtary  VliUT Sl'Mhl.K I)KVI*.l.liPMKNI'SVSOIi:ArK LTD  l.l"! Li'.iduntiiiU Street. Loiiflnii, ICnuLinii.  N. A. WALLINGER, FORT STEELE.  COST OI'-l'-IOK IIOX K.  THOMAS    McVITTIE  Fori Steele B.C.  7/. 'L. CUMMINS.  I'. Ij. S.   <i-  (J. E.  '   Fort Steele B.C.  W. It. lloss.   ", H. \v. HwciiMia  ROSS & HERCIIMER.  Barristers  '  -      -      Solicitors  NOTARIES PUBLIC  '  "       CONVEYANCERS.' .  ���        " ,Fort  Steele.   Ii.   G  X.    EDE  LANDS and .MINES  NOTARY  PUBLIC ���'     ,  '   r CONVEYANCER,  Fort Steele,     - ,   b. C  WRITE   FOR   PROSPECTUS  -OF-  mire  V  .SHARES 1212 CENTS  Address  Secretary   Empire   Mining   Co.  KIMBERLEY,   B. C.  KIMPTON   &   PITTS  WINDERMERE m DONALD  General MercHiaiits  1* �� * i  Mining supplies a'Specialty  Minm-.s .t-oin.y nortliward via Canoe River Route will find il a large  savmjr and convenience to procure their supplies at Donald.  SOLE ACKNTS for  Canton Steel Company  Windermere, Golden and Donald  Mining Divisions.  Agents  at Windermere for the California Giant Powder Co.  ;^ ask your! Irocer for  CALGARY FLOUR  156 POPULAR SONGS  B%#%#   with Words *n*l  Himin complctfl.  iftAtlT   |rlntr<1 xnA >>oiin*1 tn one  Tolimio,     A  cranfl collection nf Mnslc��1 Crmi, xontlmrnUl, p��t.h  ft\r., comic: �� rorlUMo trcMiny nf thn wnrM'��n����iMi  ,i^- r��Tt'l h-vuitifiil  iORc��.    Trlr.r.  \n r.mi*. p������ll<aM  Ji.ti!NHP.<S* McKiur.iNK,7l Yoiij;oSt., TurouW, U*n  HIGHWARDEN    '&.    SON.  PIONEER  BARBER.SHOP  Everythinjr Strictly Firsl' Class.1  Ne.vl door In the Teoxpei'tov.  fic-o. S. McCsirtcr. ' , J. A. HiirVvy  HARVEY & McCARTER  Jltirriskr.-.   Solicitor*.   A'ntoirii'.-'  Public,  Co n vci/'o net rs etc. ,  FOIIT  S'J'KELE.iB. C     u  ' 1  KKVnr.S'l'OK'l*: STATION anil COLDE.V  COLLECTIONS      PROMPTLY ", MADE.  JDoLiQjIeis  Cor&etn  [CM-MD.)   , m   �����  ' - o '  OFFICE���Klversidc Aveniw. ,  iVfii-i! Door to lileahdeW* Drnrj Store.  ���o   ,_.__ ���. __, t  I��. J. SCOVIL  MINING HUOICi:!,'.  JfOTAHV PL-BUG.  .Hc.il INuitc nnd General Auent ,  ���A       WINDERMERE,    B. <C.      *  C'orresiiomhncv Solicited.  G.   JOHNSON.  *>   Assay    &     Metallurgist,  CUAIsBKOOK.   B.  C.  T. H. TAYLOR, C E.  PROVINCIAL   LAND   SURVEYOR"  Survuy-  ot   Miiu'r-il   claims.  Mint*.-.. I'lc.  WIND HUM HUH   I!- C  I toiitls,  ROYAL  HOTEL  KLMKERLEV.  i"5. C.  Tlit,- Hinc.-t i^iqiioi-.s mul  (.'ijiiu*^ iinrl Host Hurni^lit'il  JtooiiH in Tttwn.,    ,'  J.   I.   GATES,   Prop.  XMAS  IS    NEAR    AT    HAND  Don't Delay  Trivet  yotir   Photo   taken  at once to send to your friencL  FI t>c)U       PHOTOGRAPHER  FORT STEELE  >


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