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The Prospector Feb 24, 1900

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(). denning.-; .came down  "roni 'ho Ouaiilreli, on Saturday,  i;s.si. returning on Tliiir.-.day. 1I<-  '.-ays llie property is looking  -am; J J considering the iinioiiiit ol'  vvnrk wJiicu ha-.'boeii done  -���rfoinu good ore lias been encountered in, tho new shaft of  fit--* Eslolla', What Ihe new  owners propose doing' with tho  j>voper1y i-iinnol be ascerlained.  -Chas. J-J.AVolf, paid his monthly visit lo tlie Sullivan mincdur-  i-ii-ii the woe If.  There i.s no let' up to the development oi' the Black Bear  ifijne. near Kimberley.  "While but little news has been'  niatioii. but from lime to time  news will leak on). The building ol' Ihe tramway, the purchase  of a compressor and drills, the  construction' ol an ' expensive  brunch rail way, i-> sufficient evidence lo the outsider'(hal the  owners believe thai they have  a large prop"! ty.  Railway companies do not  build branches unless the ton-  nai;c I-, in .-.ight. Mining coin-  pani.-.'-to not give money to as-  ���iisi'ui building a railway unless  they can see, enough shipments  ahead to justify die expense.,  Noiwithstanding die reticence  of (he management il i.s all that"  i.s necessary for iho.se outside to  form a pretty correct estimate,  of what is being done,  DETAILS OF GROT BATTLE  HEPORT THAT CltONJE HAS SLR REN DEI* ED  Hottest Fight oi' the War--J 00  Powerful   ihui  iuht  SiH-ci.il ii  She!!  Hlii  the  Hoer   i'oi'ijes���A  '   "  To  a    Finish.  i 'I'm: i  1,'U^I'  X"i"OK.  THE   LOCAL   GOVERNMENT   DEFEATED.   '  Spi-ii.il to 'J'lir* i'ji"~i'i;i'iiii(  Victoria. February 2'-). ���,-*. p.  in.���The Government and the  Kedi.-aribiMiou Bill wei'e dei'eat-  od'bv vote of Prentice. \(> to IS  STILL, ON THE BUN.  'CO.  'hi  Tri-  -say-  sur-  thir*  THE INDIANS IMMUjVE.  All  Indians'    on    West   Kootenay  Keserve Vaccinated Last  Spring'.  The Nelson Miner -says in con-  re-ueived from Perry creek it isjncctioii with the presence ol  known lhat considerable work is j sin.ill-ijox in Ihe city'it is-- inter-  .4ry>mg on which   is   of a satis-! esting to know that'Chy  Clerk  Struchan anticipated  that  such  work i an  outbreak   mi a; hi   occur   and  feetory charactei  There .is considerable  spying on. at the Empire mine.  TThe work' has not stopped .sjnce  active operations were commenced .several months ago. The  management say it may now be  'classed with the shipping mines.  At  Ihc 'Du]iont' several   men  ���are still,employed in   the development of tho property.  'The Golden Five group is being' develoi>ed systematically.  ��� J-eorgc Dougherty ha.s brought  (kwn several fine .specimens 'of  tji.fi from his claim.  .'WXNDEltMEKK   .MIXING  NOTES.,  .Development work on the Del-  j-jlsiue mine on Toby creek, is be-  ins? energetically pushed. There  L-v ;ibout SO tons oi' ore on the'  ' <Inmp i*eady'for shipment as soon  a*-? .the road is completed. The  ewe will average ���"*������!00 to'the ton.  ,,     OX  T1I1'J   lilSD   LrNK.  ' . Ifc is loarned that tho ore body  ���.vJiich has been cut in the first  rwvuiol of the Red Line shows  :i.sjood -grade ' oi' concentrating  *?re. and that a ricli-paystreak  has been encountered in the same  fxpeuing. A tunnel will be star-  T&tl lower down the mountain to  cut ���yie lead at a greater depth.  PAKADI.SE  GKOIjP.  Work on the Paradise group  ��>�� mines will be resumed early  ?.u the spring.'  NOimr staii mini*:. '  'The North Star tramway has  .(Commenced delivering ore at the  ."Jwiis on the terminal oi' the rail-  tv-ay. The railway1' was coin plot  s*/J oh Thursday, and the first  t-ar of ore i.s expected to go out  <r'��lay. ' , '  OI.I>     AUK.  A. rr. Caldwell, went down to  r-h& Old Abu mine on 'Thursday,  returning the same day. He re-  pitrls that the property is improving all of the time as work pro  thought of  the   serious   consequences  which  would ensue   if  the disease should gain  a  footing among  the  Indians.     Wilh  characteristic   forethought- tMr.  Stnfchan wrote to   the  Minister  of Interior 'and   requested   that  the proper authorities should see  that all the Indians on the Kootenay   reservation were properly  vaccinated.     An'answer was received, saying that  steps  would  be taken to carry out such a precaution. " Nothing more has been  heard of ihe  matter,   and 'there  is a probability it wont  the  way  of many such requests." ._<���.,,  ���In answer to the above, Indian  Agent'0 GaltSraith . says:���"The  matter" was  promptly   attended  to, and last spring all of the  Indians on the West Kootenay  re-,  serve, were  vaccinated   by   the  Rev. ��� Father ,'Coccola and himself, and that a  register of  the  Indians vaccinated was-kept.   So  there need  bo lio   fear   o'f   the  spread of small-pox from  that  source.  SURRENDER OR FI&HT.  .��x��is.sos. The ledge, is 20 foot in  width, carrying four feel of ex-  ������I'Monl ore..  The North Star Mine,  it is the intention of the  manage men t of the North Star mine  to 'commence' shipments 'of ore  r-ixcmce.    The shipments will' be  tfj-oxiljiiiiious.     There is already,a  litrge amount of ore  ready for  1 ,-s.li 1pm: ent, and. an a ppa ren tly ��� i n-  t'Sii'faai.ista'ble  supply   in  reserve.  I Tlie work which has been done  [.wffettjonstrates"'   thai;    the    North  {����&? is oiio,'of the largest siiver-  iTftad properties in British Co'lum-  l&3*i.'and before the season  ends  pko'usauds ol tons of the product  rX��l have been sent to the smelt;  ���/j     Tlie policy of the company  l'jii# been not to give out infor-  Cronje   Surrounded. ��� Unconditional  Surrender or Eig-ht to Finish.'  Spociiil to Thk 1'hospki'ixjh.  Details of the fighting at Praa-  dersberg   have   been    received.  The Canadians on Sunday charged   gallantly   across   the   open  plain   to   take   Cronje's   laager  wilh the  Highland  brigade,  under General Smith   Dorien,   but  failed, the tire being too   severe.  General Cronje is surrounded.  His forces are in the bed, of  the  Modder river and tire being-shelled by the British artillery. They  are   lighting   a    desperate   and  hopeless battle.      Lord   Roberts  ha.s plenty of infantry  ready   io  engage any reinforcements coming to Cronje's aid.      The   l<Yoe  Stales commander has asked for  an armistice, which Lord  Kitchener has refused with the words,  'Ton must surrender or ligbl  to  a finish."  General Buller has not reached Ladysmith. He finds the  Boers .strongly entrenched in  tho hills ahead of him.  ��� Hurry . orders have been received by artillery officers in  London, to go to the. Cape with  ill JMaxim-Nordenfeldt guns.  A patriotic concert at London  last night, at which Patti sang,  yielded ��120,000.  Lord Roberts soiil/a telegram  to Lord Minfo complimenting  the Candians on their gallantry.  ''X Mail a copy of Tr-ira' Prtospn'c.  tor,to your friends and let them  know all about the mineral resources of the district.  New j'oi  biino is mil    ���.villi   it" special  ing that (leneral,Cronje has  rendered lo llie Uriiish. but  is not con firmed yel.  Paaderberg Drift. J'Y'b. '.���.���#.-���-  Further' .details of the great  battle to hand are a.-, follows:  "As night fell afior the   terrific lighting which J as led all  day! naval '4.7  Sunday, there was a sudden ces-|lo>ved tin  ���nation of lire.    FJoth  sides were  thoroughly tired .and  glad  of  a  rest.     The   work   of' collecting  the deatl and wounded proceeded  and the men slept   where   they  had fought the whole' clay.    The  action was one of the'most fearfully contested during  the  war.  The Boers were  fighting solely  for their lives,' and   (he" British  determinedly    harassed     them.  The mounted infantry  did  good  work, and the Highland brigade  fought'steadily and sternly, and  the,.whole  force   behaved   well.  On Sunday evening the cordon  around the Boers  was completely closed on every side  in perfect silence.,   A few Boers came  into camp during the night and  confessed that they. were sick of  fighting, and that General Cronje w.ts being urged to surrender."  General Croiijes  forces  occupied the river bed. '    ,  -  Monday evening found, the  Boers in Ihe same place. During the night they had constructed entrenchments around ' the  laager, which was still threaten  ed by General Smith Devitt.   '  On Tuesday tho cry that General French, had arrived was  2)assed down the ranks, but his  division oporated'out of sight of  our forces.  Early in the day General Cronje asked for twenty-four hour's  armistice. Upon receipt of this  message Lord Kitchener proceeded to the'Boer laager in order to arrange the Boer capitu:  lation, but he was met by a messenger who announced that Gen.  eral Cronje said the whole thing-  was a mistake.  General   Cronje  said   that  he  had not  the  slightest  intention  of surrendering but' would  fight'  "until he died.  General    Kitchener    returned  and ordered  a   bombardment  of  llie Boer position, and  a  howitzer battery took a  position  directly in front of the Boer laager  aud began an accurate   tire,   the  howitzers   using   lyddite   shells  freely.    The Boers were seen re-  firing from Ihe   trenches  to  the  river bod in order lo seek cover,  but no cover could protect  them  from such a deadly fire.  The howilzors dropped lyddite  shells with percision in Ihe very  bed of the river, and the trenches were soon filled with a horrible smell and green smoke, but  the enemy held grimly on. Again  during the niglit deserters arrived.    They were liiuch shaken  up by their terrible experience...  " /''  G encral French "s arti.,1 lory was  heard '.oil' to. the east, presumably  engaging' Boer   reinforcements.  Every opportunity was given  tlie Boers to surrender,, biii; when  towards afternoon there was. no  signs of any such action, Lord  Roberts determined'Oiiee for all  to    ro'ijpl'jiijly'    (.-ru-Mi    (.'ciieral  Croiiji''.-. re.-islani-i*.  On the south bank of the river  al a ram-'o of about   ^.O-Mi yards,  were placed three Held half cries,  and   naval li'pounder.-*.    On the  north bank-, enfilading the whole  river,   were   one'   howitzer   and  three Held  batteries,   and   three  ���inch gun.*-.      Then, l'ol-  ) most wondorfuJ scene  thai if��was  this  correspondents  lot to over witness.    Once before  in The.-.saly he hatKsoon I lb guns  in action, but never such a number of powerful gun's concentrating their lire- on a space about a  mile   square.       The   exploding  shells    raised   great ��clouds   of  green smoke  completely  filling  the bed of the river.    The shrapnel burst on  the edge of each  bank, except for a  space  where  he proximity of the British   infantry made it dangerous.      Our  shells searched, every bush aiid  every ravine  of  the -rtver  bed:  the   machine   guns   must   liave  done terrible execution..     The  roar was deafening,' yet with a  spirit   of*   mildness   the   Boers  would' now and again attempt, to  .snipe the navaj guns.'  .. rVhafc loss the  Boers' suffered  is not known. '  .Pra'ade'rsberg Drift,' Fob. 2-i.���  General Cronje's magnificent  night march from Magersfontein  is now likely to end   in disaster.  The enemy are hiding in the  bed of ���'the "Modder river 'commanded by the British artillery,  aud enclosed east and west by  British infantry.  , The third day of 'h'u'hting J^ie  Boer chief ���asked for an armistice to bury their dead. "Fight  to a finish or unconditional surrender", was Lord Robert's reply*  General Cronje immediately  returned word that the request  for a truce"was misunderstood,  that his determination as before,  was to fight to death. ..  Robshofbrd Laager,' Ladysmith, Feb. 21.��� There was  heavy fighting all day Monday  and Tuesday, and it has continued since early this morning. Our  officers hope to dislodge the  British from their position. Last-  night a' body of British troops  tried to cross the river, but were  beaten back with heavy loss.'  Our loss was'slight.  Our positions are being bombarded from Ladysmith. at a  point where the Klip river parses through the hills. Our ���'Long-  Tom" is replying with great effect.    A Mistake.  Conductor Archie Leilch. who  has  the  passenger  run  on   Ihe  Canadian Pacitic between   Brandon and  Moose daw,   is  among  those quarantined on the  steamer Moyie.���-Nelson: Tribune,  ,. This Seems to be a mistake. It  probably..means  Archie  Leitch,'  the  Granbrodk'-rnillionaire sawmill man.  tf:u:obsd'il ni Briu&h Hands.  Ou1.->ide     .facob-.da!.     Orange  Free & lair. Fib.    17.- -.lacob.,dal  is now in po.--.ession of die British.      Ye-iierday a -mall cavalry  palrol   entered   the   place   and  found il, full of wounded,  including ,*-e vera 1 wounded from ;Rens-  berg     The place   wa-,  occupied  by a small force which fell back-  before I hi; palrol, afler  a  series  of small skirir,isiirjs.    A   baitery  of artillery shelled die environ.-,  and drove   out   the  la.il   of   (lie  Boers.      Early   this   morning   a  large force of,Boers from Coles-  berg  with   H')  aims  attacked   a  convoy of  200  wagon.-,  at   IJeii.  river,   shelling, vigorously aud  doingyjiuch damage, bill a strong  reinforcement    has    been    sent  hence-and it is hoped   they  will  bring  in   die   whole convoy   in  safety.  French's division seizdd three  drifts on Modder river. At the  third drift the;Boe'rs were quite  strongly entrenched. French  bombarded them and drove them  off. Today he moved rapidly"!?!  the direction of Kimberley.' The  Alexandersfontein, which the  British occupy.-  TRANSVAAL   N��W3.  County Court.' ' '  The;Counfy;Coui;t was':in  ses-   ,(    ,,   ,,    . _    ..     . ..���   .        ,. .  sion for two days last week,  but; Castle ..that Ladysmith is  rehev-  Hpeuliii-io Thk I'ico-pkcioh.  , JLondou. Feb. iM.���The Boers  are leavingall the position occupied by them on British territory.and concentrating for the  defense of theii=ownv  General Buller thinks they are  about to raise the siege of Lady-'  smith.      General   Clements "report's that^the force confronting  him has been'greatlydiminished,  ten thousand   men  having, gone  from    the     Colesberg    district  alone.    The Boers  are  also, retracing  their  steps  from  Zulu-  land.    Thus, they arc relaxing  their holds on all sides to op230se  Roberts.      Ho   is' pressing    on  steadily   towards   Bloemfonteiu.  This is  shown   by   his  inconsequential telegram from Praader-  burg, 50or 00 miles away. Doubtless he is miles  behind' the column that is pushing  the Boers,  and  the  next   important   news  may be the occupational'Bloemfonteiu. Nothing has been heard  from the chase of Cronje for two  days, though   the ��last   news   of  the war office tonight were  that  there was no news for  publication. 4  ' London,   Feb.   2\.���A correspondent of the Daily  Chronicle,  telegraphing Sunday says:���On  Thursday at   midnight,   headed  by General   Cronje,   SOeu  Boers  with their  heavy .guns  and  ox-  wagons evacuated Magersfontein  at dawn on Friday.   The retreating Boev army was seen from (he  British    Naval   gun station   on  Klip   Drift   kopje,   taking  east  ward across die British from   at  a distance  of  500  yard.*,.     Our  guns opened   upon   them  and   a  force of mounted infantry crossed  the river  and   made  a   dashing  charge'in an attempt  to. cut  off  the. enemy's column.'but' in  half  an.hour iheir  whole  force  had  gained shelter under  a  line  of  kopjes.  Buller is.lryi.ng to make. Ladysmith  join forces . with   Whyte  and occupy. La ing \s Nek-.  -.. There is a. report at   Windsor  Cronje  Surrounded. -Still   Fig-hting-.  Putting- Up a Stubborn Resistance, but May be Forced  , to Surrender,  .-���ji'-i'.'.il :.i 'I'm: i'i*u-,i>m m,i  "London. Feb. 22. (Thursday,,)���  Lord Robert'.-, list, of (!) killed  and woiuided officers, including  two general engagement-., hp io  Sunday morning, cai-**u>-. anxiety. -���  and especially in die officer.-, lint  neither the Welsh and Essex  K'giment.i nor tlie ununited 'infantry are included.  London. Feb. 2:!. -Tin/ war  office received the following di->-  putfli from General Buller:  ������Chievdy Camp. Feb. 21.���  The Fiflh Division. General  Warren in command, oro.--.od the  Tugela river today on pontoon*-,  and drove back the enemy's rear  guard, the . naval Ji pounders  silencing all the Boer guns. "  London, Feb. i'I ��� A  busde  at  die war office gives 'confidence io  the report dial  important   news  ha.s   been   received   from ' Lord  Roberls,'     bin     'announcement.-;.,  were made. thaj.  nothing   would  be given oul.      As   correspondents   wilh    Lord    Roberts    are  silent,    telegrams    from      Boer  .���sources arc given credence.   The  latter are to the elfect that while  the British were endeavoring  lo  surround General Cronje at'Praa-  dersbergainlKoodersrand, here- ,  ceived     reinforcements     under  Dewerl,  and   Lhat  together   the    '  Boer   commanders   fought    the  British to a .standstill.  Later:���A special correspond -���  ent at Cape Town says that General Cronje   is    surrounded    at   -  Paadersburg,  but  is' offering "a.  stubborn resistance.    The 'British are shelling the Boers vigor- "  ously, and.expect to cap^ire-thc  whole force. '       "  London.'Feb. il.���Rumors of  the relief of Ladysmith and the ���  surrender of a large Boer force,  wore'in the air from early hours  yesterday morning. One was  the natural inference from passage of the Tugela, river wifhoul-  opposition, owing to the retirement of General Jouberl.'s forces:  the other comes from Parliament  where persistent slateinents to  the elfect that a portion of General Cronje's forces have been  surrounded, and thesiJ wore followed by fresh explanations that  reinforcements' have been sent  forward, and that the surrender,  either of the rear guard of 2.000  men, or the entire army of 8,0o0  retreating Boers from Magersfontein was a matter of a few  hours.  Hard fighting is'evidently going on between the Boer forces  under ^General Cronje and the  British troops who have overtaken and beset them. No information from the British forces has yet been allowed to  transpire as tc any final result  or even as . to ihe course the'  fighting has thus far taken.  Ottawa, Feb. iM.���The Canadian casualides at Modder river  was brought to the attention of  Parliament today by Sir Wilfrid  little business however was  ac  complished. Most of'the cases  bad been settled, others withdrawn, and. others were held  over to next slttimr.     ���  ed,    in    consequence  of  there is groat/'rejoicing.  which  READ.  THE PROSPECTOR.  Laurier Premier, who paid a  beautiful tribute to the self-sacrifice of-Canadians under the  baptism of fire. Sir Charles  Tuppor .Mjconded Sir Wilfrid's  remarks.in thu warmest manner..  A telegram was sent to Colonel  Otter, thanking his men on the  behalf of the Government, ���and .  Parliament ���for the gallantry  displayed.    '   ,   .   '        ., __  London,'������ Feb.' L'l.--Tlie war '  office has received the following'--'  dispatch from. ��� Lord Roberls:  Between Feb. 10 and IS Major  General Knox was wounded,  Major-General Hector Miicdon-  akl, severely wounded: Licul.  Colore) Aidworth was killed:  Captain H. M. Arnold, dangerously wounded: '''HI-: PROSPECTOR
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rifijh't.' ., -No-'" one  undersells us ■
on larae quantities of Minimi SuDDiies
E. C. MILLER, Pr.Jpriei'or >0ST OFFICE BOX 836,,
Now is the time to buy
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PRICES ARE ADVANCING and I huv<> secured a.stock of Flour
■and Peed of 'Best .Qualify that T can soil at right price.?. Rolled
Oats 'a Specialty.       ' " , ' ,    ._
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,   . °   Baled Hay. Oats. Bran and Chops     ,      < '
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Feed  AVh<:af, • Sh'qrts. C'onniioal nnd Linked   Meal.     Split   Peas
Means, Marloy, Graham Flour etc.. etc. ,
The Fleetwood Tea is not Excelled
■   Mutter and ISjri?* are an uncertain commodity, when \ can   secure a icood article I buy, and will endoavor to meet demands.
Breakfast Bacon and Hams yon can rely upon being Fresh and
of tin* Most.
Land  Purchase.
!     . Take ii'Uioi* iliiLt I.  William  Percy  Ili-nry,
'inieml. Mxiy Jiijs li-om ihm dine, to apply  to
tin.' Ct'iiimi*—.loner of I.-uul'-. ami vot-l,*., to pur-
! L-h.io(.' 1.01 -MTl.'Group 1. Kooti'ii.ty IJi-.trii.**..
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Xotice in horoUy j;i\c*n tliattliirty days aftt'i
date 1 >-)i.ill apply to the Cliit'f CoininisMOii-
or of l.ancN nnd Works, at Victoria, for *,**'•-
mis.sion to pini'lias.; the .following dcsisiilicil
piece of land. Comment-in*.'sit llie south vest
corner of loi 2J KI. •.'roup I. thenee south  eleven
Nonce is hereby (,'ivt'ii lhat an application
will he mn tit* to the I.CKislative Assembly nl
ih< Province of liritish Columliia at its next
session lor an Act to incorpor.itc a Company
nith power to consti-uet, eiiuip. ni.iiiuaiu ami
opciate ti'lephcne and teleu'raph lines within
and UirouKlioul the 1'rovince of Uritish Columbia, and lo coiisuuct,, erect, and maimain such
and so many poles and other .works and devices
as the Company deem necessary for makine/,
completing, supportini,'. usin«, working, opera t-
ini.' and mainlalnin^' the .system of t-ommunieii-
tion by telephone and teleirrnpii. and to open
or break . up .my part or parts Of the said
liifthnays or streets as often as the said Company its agents, oillcers or workmen think
proper and for the purpose of the undcrukini;
iu nurehase. acquire or lease, and hold and sell
Rocky Mountain Avenue
Fort Steele," B. G.
to the south e.ist coiner of said lot
I. theme west io the point of commencement
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Uated at Ton Siei-le thisiith day ol .Istuu-
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Notice to Taxpayers.
chains, moie or less, to the cdjje of the bluff on
the Si.  Mar.Vs river,   ihenee  following  said i«»<• dispose of lands,  building's or tenements
blun. down stream tiKhly chains/tlu-nce noilh j within ihe limits aforesaid,  and to purchase
---•■■■ *   --  !      -•-> ■--   '"sspjjioup i OT 'case, lor 'any term of years, any telephone or
1telegraph line esiablished or io be established
in.liritish Columliia connected, or to becon-^
neciod, wiili Ihe line which the Company may
construct, and to amalf.-amate with or lease its
line or lines, or any porlion or poi lions thereof,
lo any company posse-ssini;, as proprietor, any
line of telephone or telegraph cominunit'alion
connectini;. or lo be connected, wilh the .said
Company's line or lines, and to borrow money
for ihe purposes of the Company, and to pledtfe
or moriKtijjc any of the Company's assets for
that puipose, and to receive bonuses, or privileges from any person or body coi poi ate. and
with all other usual, necessary or incidental
risshis. pow ers, or privileges as may be necessary or incidental to ihe attainment of the above
objects, or any of them.
Dated ibis l.'iili day ol December, IbW.
.1. K. HHOWN,
l-~ Sohciloi for the Applicants.
••Asses.smi-.vi' Ac/i" and lihVHNUK Tax A<"
Ball Bearings in' a Sewiug IMa-
chine. The weakest woi'iinn can
run the ELDREDGE B. w LLliout
harm to herself, or even gcMi;;i*;
tired. It's just fun. for a -svelt'
woman to run it. Ir is noiseless;
has self-threading shuttle • auto-
* matic .bobbin winder; complete
set of attachments,. A perfect ,
machine at a,low price. Warranted for fiee years. Xoother
as good at anywhere nc ir the
price. Insijjt onliavi-.-g ■Cl-'redgc
B. There is an Agent for it in
your town.
MANTIACTrKl I> l.Y Til':
National sewing Machine Co.,
The *■' ro-id l.trKft *-(-.\in-: Macliii''? I'i. tcyin
ir»TTi*> mt T)iT>T r^^ CTivn DTt TTTTf t,,e woiKl \v:0' a cipuny o: -•.- sn 1'itiin" d "ind
CUi   OF PARI   Of   .-■•1-MJUI'   J. li-h, s,ixty.fom- m.^hhics per dav   Li.cI-.Uhc.^c.Mfi;.
EiiDRUDUIi ii. Co.
E. A, ELTO¥? Agent,    I"orl Steele.. B. C,
NOT1CK is hereby KUtn. in .lecordance with
the Siatmes. lhat Hevenuc Tin. and all
taxes lcMeil under the Assessment Act art: now
due for the year lirtio. All of ihe above taxes
collectible within the district of Kast ICootenay
Southern Division, arc payable at my olllcc.'
I-'orl Steele. Assessed laxes aie collectible at
the follow ins,' rates, vi/.:—
l-'oiir-llfths of one per cent, on   the assessed
value of teal estate,
Thice-louilhsot one percent on the assessed
value of pcrsona'l property.
On so much of the income ol any pei son as
c-M'ccds one thousand riollais. the followinj.'
tales, namely, upon such excess, when the
same is noi moro than ten thousand dollars
one and ono-fouitli ol one pei cent.: when
such excess is o\er ten thousand dollars,
and nui mine ihan twenty thousand dollars
one and one half of one per cent.: when
such excess is over twenty thousand dollais
out- and tinee-louiIlls of <me per cent.
Thice per ram   "il the assessed \nl'ie of wild
If paid  en  "I   heroic  the "tilth  d.ij   "I .linn*.
Thiei'-tltihs of untipci cent on  tho assessed
\alue ol real esiate
Due hall oi one pei-ceul. nn the assessed \ahn-
of personal propel tv. ,
T'pon such excess ol nic'tmc. uhcii  ihe s.hiio
is not nunc- than len thousand  dollars,  one
pei   cent..   *\licn  such  eveess  is over  ten
thoiisaml   dollais '-'and    mil     nunc    ihiin
twenlv   thousand   doll.us.   one    .uid   one-
ImiHh  nl   line per cent,    when sin h cscess
is over twentv  thousand  dolhiis   .,m- ami
oue-li.ilf "f one pel eeni
Ke\enic 'l':i\ ■*■:. Ud pei capita.
One P'-i-cent  on tin* .iss"ssed \.ilue oi oie  or
iiiinei'.il In-a i injr sulisiaiices  payable i[uai*terly.
on the last day of the months  ol   March.  -Iiiiu'
St'pH'iubi'i and I ii'ci.-'.ilber in i-,u h \eai.
A  C. NMl.SON,
. l.s'sl ...Ml;1 '//!'/   ( 'tlllfrlftl.
Fart Sluli. li. I'.. Fttirnitr'ii tat. nam.
Not in- is Ih-i-i-Iiv •_■ iyi'ii lli;il in eiiil-
sfi|iii*iifi' ill ihi' re-sioiiatimi of .Mr.
( 'hai'lcs l*'.s|nn-i*i-. all liiisiin_.ss in <-on-
iK-i-liiin wil li die l\iiiilici-|i'\ low iisiti-.
on mni alifi Kfliriuiry liitli. l'.Hiii: must
lit* limit* llii-iiii-L.il tin" ulliee ol lilt- l''m I
Sli'i'lo nt'\i'lii|ii!ifiit Syiitlie.iii- ,n Fnr\
n. a. wai.i.i\i;i-:i». Mmiiii-fi*.
( Mlii-i* in ih'." i '.ii lin .V Mm iek Iniiltliii"
i <• t
Fort Steele.  B.C.
\ •■
General Blacksmith,
Mining   Work    a    Specialty.
Empire     i) c.
Black Hoar.....'       i>-ic.
Kimberley Consolidated  10c.
Kaunman House
Can    recommend    Empire   and
Black Bear for quick profit.    ,
Chas.  Estmere,
Mining and Stock Broker.
Kimberley, 15. C.
20Q-212 First Ave. North; MiNNEAPOL[sf^iNN/    .^
t^Wriio for Our* CSrcuIar and Soc the Prices We Pay. f*-.a
50   YEARS'
Trade Marks
Copyrights &c: .
Anvnim uptullni.' )i. .**ki«tc:h nml (li^'Th'Hitn nwiy
<j\ili:l;lv .:tMi'ilrl;ilTi -tli i* nuniioii, frui1 \\\\\o\ Im>p. mi
iiiviMit!"it h piulmMy ]»ii Miii:thli«. CoMinuinirri''
I iim.'Mit I'K'i !y '■f'lilMi'iiliiil, II u mil >mii!c on I'nt cm (.ti.
'.I'.-nt |r<--', ( M'l<^iJiu'cii»:y i'ur Mi^'twin:; p:t(ont*i.
I'jilc'nM  t:i!i"ti   tlmmuh   Mutni   \  C<>. i ■iT.-t-f vil
mifft'tl i)"ti\T, wit h<.nt, *'li;in.'i', in Hit*
4.7. "**"
Fori   Sleek*   P..C
The above Hotel has been recently erected, and neatly burnished throughout."
Cosy and Comfortable Rooms
The   l!;ir   suppliu'l    with    llu:    I5KST
brand*-, (il Lii|tu»r« und Cigars.
i a
Miilrus regular trips from l(,ort
Siei'le -I unci ion to l<\>r't Klfujlf.
Delivered  ou  cla.y   of arrival
Leave orders with
AI. A. 13BALE.
Why Not Invest In
The Leadville, of East Kootenau
H miles from the famous
Nokth'Stak mine.' ''l| miles
from the Si:i.lia'an mine.   -    "
Xoarly   20ti  mineral   ulainib  surroiinci
'KIMBKR^EY and dejiend on   it,
for supplies
The terminus of the, North Star
Railway Branch
KIMHKKLEY it. not   a   boom   town
for surrounded by the LAIIGKST SIL-
it mti!-.t 'neeessai'ily   bei'Oiue   a   lavjre
For a safe and profitable invest-
■■ ment buy lots in Kimberlev
BOX 835
Sole Agent;
Post Office Address, Ki mbcrloy
via Cranbrook. B: C.
Fort   Steele
i r
H. ALIE,  Pi-oprietor.
Riverside Avenue, Opposite Post Office.
ienfltic jfittencattv'-.
A liiiliilMi'MllcIV Hl.llMl.rali'il  wi'.'klv..    l.:ilV('Ml.'«*l|-
ful.il I"" "T iiiiv "'■lenlllli' I'.urii.-il..'   Ti'I-nih. if:i :l
, v.'nr: l"iir' nii'i.'ili.-i.-f1.  .Siilil I'vjiII !ii!«-ui|,..|iiori.
llnini'li nilici'. ''.':> I'" Sl„ \V'ii.|iiii:.l'iii, I), l".
.ii'YYuu . \y..-\MT .v.ijoun aii*;a1..
:';■ Gp - T.0 . tllC
I'll   l\iv*M"si<!e   A VtllHHA
■■•;."„ '-:'1'■.■■■��� .-. '■, ':■■''
. William Robinson, Proprietor
■ mi-:ai.s    A'l"    ALL    JKU.'KS.
MRS. DILSE, Proprietor.
HOT-SI.* AND ,-,!(,N  I'MNTINi!       .
i .\i.cr«ii\"iN<: -pui i' \im:i{ :i \\-i:in\;
,    FORT STEELi-:,  B,.<C.
iW   All   woi-lc ]iroin|)tly dono.
Hair Dressing .Parlor
N'..,vi lo OrK'iiiiil llcii-l .;
FaitT/STEKLH,  B. C'
ds cl" hnir work "' '.'■■■
, :i sjkm-i:» 11 ,y,.
Jfrcsli Broad and Calces
Fr(;-,li Fruit-, (.'Very day
., l-'ix'-li V'oy'oUibki.s
•. .' .  Fresl'i Eg'gs
.',.    '..   ''.'■Fresh Milk aiid Butter'
An\ Aimilyainal.or for working fro..-
iiiill.iny-(|ii.iii*lV„ -, .Saves over !Kl |n*r i-ciitV
olA'ulrt. 'Wc.-i.'lil, wiili iiouvrift.llilO ll.'s,
.Vlai.li.* ill sr.irl inns |V>i- I ';t<•.)<i 11*_;- l.o iiioiin-
iain ulaiiiis- - ( .'n,n In- .-;«m-;i hi'.ni' liic' SI,
I'lii^r'Mii.r Mission. '    .
I'VO' I 'iir.ii'iilars,ap|i
^•l.'.A/'llAKVI'A-. 1'7,'rt ,S!
l.v to TifE PJlUM'Kn   Ml   I-'OIJT ST!!!-;!.!-:   I-j   f'.. J<'KHl:l\\!,'V -1. ]•:.•.,
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raas-ncn'nKVsr.: -va
SKMcHmnaawfar .^■si »v-n y^-n* yrfnf"' t >■
C-SSJ*T.-S3-->r--w«g-.J .-ULT/'M6.rr«muiw»w1g »rt mfrlTJ
When  a   man.
■  ,,  , ,-r*  < ,ymi'lg  Ul'  old-   lia»i dkovered the extoce ol a wakuess, the first ihiug done ihoultl br iu (li,poiuinUe anv K.'e„ iim
might debilitate or weaken tlie nervous system  alter winch a proper and >afe remedy fur the restoration of his lost .ireii-i    shuuId be emploved
lion.    1 Jure suSiil^tumT'wS-       * " weaknesses which result from youthful indications ami huer excess^r dfisi^
Without Stomach-Racking Drugs.
.        1 give you nature's own simple restorer. Electricity.    I rirst u-,ed the galvanic current in nervous disorders over a quarter  of  a  centurv
^^^^^Z ^iSa^,Stemy PatiGnt C°Uld Cha^ aUd adJUSt hiniS6lf-   Thte led M0 Io "™"^bleSSy
now known and used in all parts of the world -This appliance is my idea of a perfect treatment. I.'weighs 7, ounces, but is just as complete h
any system of batteries in our great city hospitals. Currents instantly felt, though controlled by1 wearer with a little thum rt-uLtor sc.ew
Worn at night,.it cures while you sleep.   ,7,000 gave voluntary testimony during 1 *'J7.    F    " " i«..„uiaioi   scieu
current in going from back to front flows directly through all weakened organ ^   "
No bell is genuine but the Sanden.    Protected by-patents in U. S. and foreign
Positive pole over kidneys, negative in front  at  organs;
s.    Bewareof imitations and fraudulent  free  and  on, trial  offers
countries. '
Write for lYLy Little Book,
'.'Three Classes of Men,"'which.explains all. sent free in plain, sealed envelope.    All correspondence private  and   answered   by   me  personullv
Possibly you have .some friend in this city who could call and examine Bell,for you.    Write today < p«-ioonan;>.
DR. F. T. SAIVDE1V, 474 Main Street, Winnipeg, Man. Office Hours 9 to 6.
©hi? $}X08pXxt0X.
Boers on the Run.
London, Feb. I.S.—The correspondent of the Times at Modder
'river   wiring, yesterday  says:—
-•General Cronje's army of 10,000
■moii with a thousand wagons,  is
in  full  retreat' towards  Bloem-
.fontein hotly pursued'by General
Kelly-Kenny.     It, 'will probably
be a running'fight all   the  way
fo Bloemfontein.
Jacobsdale, Feb.   18.—General
Kelly-Kenny   is   still  pursuing,
•nnd has now captured more than
100    wagons.
The   Highlan'd
brigade reinforced  him' after  a
forced march.      General French
lias left Kimbwrley in'pursuit, of
cthe Boer army. "
The Guards have occupied the
Boer position at Magersfontein.
• From tlie Natal side it is learned
that   last   Wednesday J morning
•   Generals Lyttleton, Macdonald's
- and Warren's  brigade, began  a
' .movement northeast from  Chie
■ , vely and occupied Hussard's Hill
live miles distant, but found the
enemy well entrenched at two
' points further "on.     A  vigorous
•shelling of trenches occupied the
entire day/    British  casualities
were light.
It is reported that General
Buller has again occupied Vaal
The Boers  are  moving  away
from Ladysmith in  a  southerly
■   direction.       Major   Dovet   died
Wednesday.    The garrison is in
splendid condition.
Evaded British Warships.
Cape, Town.    Feb.    !:>.—The
American ship Sea Witch.   Captain Howes, from Wallaroo, Doc."
'6, ha.s arrived at  Lorenzo  Marquess with 800 tons of Hour.    She
evaded the British warships un:
jjl within the three mile limit,
Japan Watches Port Arthur.
San Francisco,  Feb.   H5.—Ad-
" vices   from  Japan   per   steamer
Coptic report that the  Japanese
'.government has knowledge that
l-tussia will place  iiO.OOO  troops
ut Port Arthur within fwo years.
Japan   is   apprehensive   of   the
move, as'Russia could till  Korea
with   soldiers  in   a   very  short
time.    As the matter now stands
Japan   would   have  to dispatch
transports   to    Chemulpo    wilh
men, and this would be a big undertaking.      Recent   concession
have been made through Korean
officials to a large Japanese corporation to build a railroad from
the coast lo the Korean capital.
satisfactory. The,sole explanation of the goverumen twilhbold-
ing the good news was that the
government wanted it continued,
anclmore"details are awaited.
London Feb. .20.-The Chievley
correspondent of the Daily News
telegraphing ' yesterday says:—
"We now occupy all hills to the
right of Coleuso on this side of
the Tugela river, ' including
Hlangwane, which the Boers
evacuated on Sunday. This capture of Hlangwane hill is of
great stragetical importance, the
hill commanding the flank of the
Boer defences at Colenso."
A dispatch from Chievely says
that the Boer line of defences is
weakening, and the British have
achieved a decided success in
capturing the, enemy's position
on Monte Cristo. The Boers,
however, 'effectually executed a
retreat, moving their guns ' and"
convoj- wagons. The British
had comparatively few casualities.'   -
General Roberts', generalship
.was conducted with such secrecy-
says a telegram from Modder
river, .that even .the senior officers who took the sixth division
through the preliminary  opera-
is a black oil similar to tho Pen-
sylvania and Ohio oils. But on
S:ige creek some eight iniles
north, there is"found an oil that
is nearly pure, of a light yellow-
color, which-will burn in a lamp
as it comes from the ground.
Close by there is natural gas escaping from the bedrock, which
burns'freely on ignition. '    \-■   °
Some of this'oil sent to the
Geological Museum1 at,, Ottawa,
caused considerable excitement
and comment,' and'was pronounced a fraud on account of its
.purity. Dr.°Selwyn,,head of the
department, made a special trip
to the valley and was-surprised
to find the oil genuine, and also
that this oil was' found in the
Cambrian formation,, which was
something unknown in all the
oil fields hitherto- discovered,
they having been in Trenton
limestone.  ■
Directly due east of Sage creek
and on the eastern side of the
main range of the Rocky mountains, in Alberta/territory, there
is plenty, of surf ace indications of
crude oil, and the finding of these
indications over such a large
area,' and in the same-formation,
would go to show that there is a
Navy Will Guard-the coast.        cording  to   the  dispatch. ' over- j shock,   either' here   or   abroad.
London, Feb. 10.—A telegram j Hires for an alliance were  made (And what makes it so'much  the
worse,i.s that the  disaster  could
fro 111 Portsmouth'says  that   the | at the same time
admiralty inquiries tit the  naval
that   47   additional   battle-   Guard yourself against  Midden  coughs
and ••olds by keopiiisj a buttle of Pain-
Killer in the house. Avoid .•jiih-uifiiiu:,,
there i» bur one I'ain-Killer. i'erry
Davi*,'.    2">c nnd oOc.
ports have resulted in the assur-j    -\ niy-.id.-i-i i.-. noi, alwuy- in bund,
a nee
ships, cruisers and "torpedo-boat
destroyers could forthwith hoist
the penant. Tlie admiralty today ordered the ships in the fleet
reserve at Portsmouth to be
fully crewed and ready  for  sea.
London, Feb.- ID.— The House
of Commqns'p'assed  the  supplementary "army estimates," .i'lM,-'
000,000, by 210 votes against '32.
Must Be a Mistake.
Washington.    Feb.
tions,did   not  know- what   they   large oil field awaiting capital to
would finally have to do
The , war office, announced  at
midnight,, that' it   had   nothing
further    for  'publication    from
South Africa.     In the lobbies of
House of Commons last evening,
however, it was announced that
General Cronje was surrounded,
General French having got  between tho Boer forces and Bloemfontein,   aud  that  he  was only
.awaiting reinforcements to close
in on the enemy.     No  confirmation of this rumor is  obtainable,
although the general idea i.s that
the government has received important dispatches.
Oil Fields in East Kootenay.
- In the interest of the people of
South East Kootenay we reproduce the- following article from
This PuoSpkutok issue of November aoth, 1800:
'•One of the various resources
of South East Kootenay waiting
tor development is the petroleum
found in the Flathead  valley   in
the extreme south  eastern   [tor-
lion of this district.      This   i.s   a
section   of    country    but    little
known, and is separated from the
remainder of  the district   by  a
nigh range of  mountains.     The
natural outlet   of  the   valley   is
down  the   Flathead   river   into
Montana,  and  the 'nearest  railway is the Great Northern.
develop it. and we may expect
that in .the near future the oil
fields'of East Kootenay will be
known all over the world.
These oil   fields   referred   to"
above are on what  is  known  as
1 1
the B. ,C" Southern reserve, and
is the only portion of said reserve that has not been crown
granted to the successors of that
This section of land is in the extreme south eastern portion of
the Fort Steele district, and contains an approximate of 872,000
acres, and is wanted by the successors of the B. C. Southern
railway company.   , •;
statement of the  Earl  of Rose-
bery that in December overtures
were made to the United  States
for an alliance, is not   substantiated here.'    Officials  of  the  administration Sve're at  a loss' to
understand   the  report  and  express, the'opinion that .some mistake has been made.    So  far 'as
the United  States  i.s .concerned
t'hey declared no offer of an  alliance has been made,   but  they
could •'not   say   anything   about
Germany, to which country,   ac-1
,   '.A Black Eye For Mining-.
It may  have been  good  business policy for the directors of
the War Eagle and  Center  Statin ines to closedown these  properties during the   installation of
new  machinery,   but   they   put
their  decision  into   force   in   a
most.brutal fashion.     Had .Mr.
Gpoderham lused   prudence    or
acted generously, or even justly,
wilh the shareholders, he would
have "prearranged matters so that
the announcement  of  the  shut
down   would   not .have   caused
such widespread disaster "among
the holders pi  the   stock. " The
announcement that Mr. "Goodor-
ham made on Monday'last which
will have far-reaching effect  on
the mining industry' of  Canada:
It will, be many a day before the
country  will. recover from   the
have been avoided or minimized.
We think Mr. Gooderham could
well , haw. afforded to make a
little personal sacrilice in order
to prevent such widespread evil
as has'foi lowed iii the.,, wake of
his brutal announcement. For it
is not only investors who have
been hit. but the whole country
will suffer severely from Mr.
Gooderham's blunder.
Working Night and Day
The busiest and iriitrhtic-t little thinj>-'
th ut over w.ii nnide is Di*. Kinj»'» New
Life Pill*-.. lOrery pill i-, a sugar eouted
ylobule of health, that ohan»e«. weakness into strength. li-1tles.sno.S1 into i-n-
oi'«-y. ° bnii^-fiijr into mental power.
They're wonderful in building up llie
health.    Sold by A. \\\ MlL.a-,dell.
Militia of the United  States.
The annual   estimate   of   the
secretary of war of the available
military strength of the various
slates shows that I0„3 \>i, 152 men
are ready for military duty,  and
that of this  number  7.")0.000  reside in  Illinois,   says  a  correspondent of the Chicago   Record.
The present national  guard  of
Illinois consists  of  -138  officers
and  G7(i.">' privates.       The  total
militia force of the United States
is given at 100..J39.
Michigan now has 2,S(jS members of She national guard, and
could furnish 275,000 men in
time of need; Iowa has 187-J, and
could furnish 802.274: Wisconsin
Some years ago attention  was  has 2,8110, and could furnish .'572,-
Tuesday's African  News.
•Spccl.il in TUB l'llnsl'Kl "H.lt
London. Feb. 20.—A member
0/ the cabinet told 11. W. Lucy
that the war office had a telegram
announcing' that General Cronje
was helplessly stirroivnded. The
under secretary for Avar, George
Wy.ndham, was beset by anxious
members of the House, but
■would only reply that the Government's news  was extremely
called, to   this   section   by   the
finding of crude oil in the possession of some Stoney Indians who
annually hunted   in   the  valley,
i and they were induced  to  show
jsonie miners where they  obtained the oil which they were iii the
habit of using  as'  medicine  for
complaints . of  all  kinds'.   , The
surface indications are good, and
two different finalities of oil have"
been  obtained.     On   Kishneena
creek, a short distance north   of
l.">2, while Indiana has  87>
conld furnish .">00,000.
Ea.->fcr comes this year April
l"p. ,Tlie .date for Easter "is unusual late, and .in'fact is within
one .week of the latest".possible
date for the feast. The setting
of tlie date is by means of Ihc
Paschal moon, and on this account it i.s   impossible ('for   it
come earlier than March   21
tho international boundary  line,' I.later than April 2f>.
or 'ip:
'.'Id   PCItPIilijuJ-i- i. j.jXX.Y   hi
'■::'   A.P, x GRACE,
X THE PROSPECTOR, is-, published
every Saturday., and has :i guaranteed
■ circulation linger than aity other .papci
in East Kootenay; It,is all hoitie i'riiitcd
*nd contains double the news ;oJ' any
other paper in tiie district.
■  Visa n  ad vert isiiiR ...in'ed i i:'.n;! it .is; ii n -.
"excelled.- '■--, "•;��'!■■!.'..
'.': Devoted 16 ihc upbuilding of Fort SU'elc... Hit;
.•jSe'velopmenj^ntthe vast mineral' resource"? ot
llie East Kooieniiy mininsr"di>ti;iel.       ;, ■ AA ..
Subseriptions. . .•;'.'.■'....;.-'...-': •... .'•?.•-■■•<! fici^yra;-,
'. A'dvei'tisin'-' rati's ■'riiiide.'liiiow'ii on jtiip!ii'ii'.lo:,*.''
.■.Contriljuiioiis are solicited :irt>m all'pan-. ofliie
iistricti Imt all matteriiitei-.aeci fpr iijiiKieutioi.
ai'ijst: ha'.'L' tlie ■writer's y,\j.'uatare. : ,,
' ug-g-estion's as  tti;  How   They   May
Bo ■Eemoviid1 From Fort; Steele.
'.■'What is c'i.iu.sinjf llie people , of,
:.Fort- Steele considerable anxiety
is lio\v the. ci'i izens of Criinbrool;
will 'remove. 1 he Goveri'imen't
buildings to thiit-• town. It has
been sugsrested thiit 'tliey be' ppf
on skids and' taken over that
way. , This method at first blush
sbems easy.; .biii' there are' several hills of no small size ■ihter-
ve ii ing-,, wl i icli wil 1;pro ve an ob-
s'tacle-v^ To!;,.gef;;;: thebhildih'TS''
clown on ;the flat opposite Foi t
Steele, isan i'nterestin'g'probiein^
.of eqiisidei"able;'ii;iagnitucl(;''."".One'
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■ a fi viih  Mpuiitain,,   IhatA  ai   large
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■A  If ever, a  milling  section ■ was
'destined to* witness a stibstatititit
growth,: it   is( that;-'-..portion jot
•a •Sbu.tii .EastKpoteivay In :the' 'im-
,!,iiiediatiiwyicinitiy'v:ol'.,Eo,rt: Steele
■Aihd:the cpnntry in thei-Koptehay
v yiUluy for UX^A'itiles.'nprth -'and
Asoine '.-10  hnles  soutK..,, Of- this
;;■'' immense'   inihing ' territory  the
' ' towii'of Fort Steele, is the na'tar-
alcohteir and distributing'point. '.■
balloon filled Awitli'.;'va'atura]'xj£&&j x,
'bf iwhieh there. isAan-ab;nnda.rice;:{'i'
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Herald- office^ .:;ca"ii!be'utiljzed.::I^
Wi 1 lybejix) ugh ^'b^J|i;e.i^^iC'^.^ricei
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and from business, ^though ^this1
plan is. accompanied-;Ayjth;soine
draw loose aiid'a-ti'age'dy'recqritl.-.
It"nia,y be .possible,; however,;
that'' this mayi never, 'pome to
pass." ^Vhat the1 people of'Fort
Steele would prefer is.- to a have'
the inulti-millioiiaires ; of 'Qrau;
brook" build a broad guage railway, ' wi thou t in bonus or land
grant, no cPal or min.eral land to
be placed 'adjacent'- to, the. town,
for advertising purposes,-' then
the necessity for the .-"removal of.
the building will be obviated.' »,;,
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The . following -'telegram.....was"
•■received on* Monday by R. -L..fT..
'Galbraith  frovn'  the.;^layOr   of
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are   looking  for wai"d   to a largo! Galbraith. '.;■        '    '     '     a. ..  .
iinflux of capita! durihg 'il.i.e coin- | . „    Fort Steele^ B-...C.  ^  '.,,       .'
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the '.best P])}iprtiffliiios ,for: siifolfor South AfrieitAliow. niiinymen
'investment 'in ' '..mining. ,:of   any.! hi yuuropihion would -.your  di's-,
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past, inC'iith'-t'hi.M-'e werr; ;se'\"»'.ral
- real .:esla,,UA.deal.s eonsulnmaied;.
also, liiany inquiries from outside
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Nix  A.   J\x\NOlJSF,
OBBS THE PKOSPKO'I   >n. VdRT STEELE. H. C.. FEMiM'AHV iM, Ifdn  W$Z $fX0$p2Ct0X.  SATL'IiUAV   FFAililJMlY '21. IJKHI.  I/AST  WEEK in the  PROVINCIAL  HOUSE.  Colonel Baker Playing To the Galleries.���How He Stands On the  Eight Hour Law,  Colonel Baker, who represents  Cranbrook", and incidentally  South East Kootenay, in the  Provincial Legislature, cut a  very ridiculous figure during one  of the sittings of tin* week just  closed.    Whenever anyone  said  , "Eight-Hour Law", tiie Colonel  was on hi--; feet- in a moment, and  many   were   the    occasions    on  ' which ho condemned the Oov-  crninouL for the passage of liiis  hill. He to'ld Iii-. tale of bine  ruin,, of impoverished mine owners, of closed down mine.-.��� llie  iisual tale ol those who arc" not  in I'iivoihof the law. In fact, he  said. "Wait! Wait a few days  and I will have.some matter from  mv constituents that will show  th'e (''ovornmeut their evil ways".  He got the slull which was to  show the Covernment. the evil  of their ways, (so he thought be-  liiue pa^t has to all interest*- and  purpose- been straddling thc-  fonce in Opposition.  Tuesday was an off day.   With  the exception  of  a   preliminary  skirmish on -Mr.   Martin's  resolution asking that  a  redistribution bill be introduced,   the day  was giveir over to  routine  busi  noss.     (An  amendment   to   the  supreme court  act   by   Mr.   Mo-  Philips was acc-epled during the  consideration of that measure in  committee, which provides  that  appeal  shall' be  provided  from  interlocutory decisions in Chambers  cases.      This    amendment  was chiefly designed to meet the  needs  of Kootenay.   and   allow  small matters of litigation to be  disposed of'wilhout the expense  of briii"ing'lawyers and Jiti-uant--  to iho coast.  Wednesday was n'ivcn over to  the consideration of a motion  asking tor a i edislribution, introduced by Mr, Martin. Thi.-  motion eoii'-ured' the Ooverii-  ment for not bringing in a measure for redistribution, and while  it was being considered llie  Premier announced that the  Government   would  bring   in  a  a *rK TZr-vti  Tlie Wm. Hamilton  ��    Manufacturing Co.  (l.l.MJTKO.j  Peterborough^,       Ontario,        Canada.  lit  iwaii  ,k..  AMD  -TE  redistribution  measure at. once  fore he got it.) and here is where , Thursday was given over lo.-thejcflKAM'S  Cotton-Martin,, row. It was a  diiy of personalities not legislation. An adjournment was taken  on Thursday evening to Monday.  The lengthy, adjourn men t was  made to allow of the revision of  the redistribution measure! and)  revision oil the estimates, short- \  ly to be introduced. 1 !  To return to the Thursday of J  personalities.     It  was . tfiought |  the pathetic part of tlie story  comes in as tar as the Colonel  is concerned. II was far from  pathetic i'n'the view of the other  members of the House, The  matter received by him from Ihe  people of his district (wheii read  produced roars of laughter. It  -was a petition asking 'that the"  law which the Colonel had lost  no opportunity to attack, be  maintained. ' "  The Colonel during the week  had been playing to the gallery.  His text has been loyalty, and  with, his eyes to   the  gallery, he Ml._ >iai.tiu. it seems that he for  MT!QN��L    HIGHWAY  ���AJiK'i-ifii'������(������ real Tri-.iii-rniniiH'iital Line '  '  ' I  '���   AX J J   TilK ' j  World's Pictorial Route j  ��� ' (live-- ilu' oiih m'ri.-ct .-ernce froin      '  East  Kootenay Country  Th,e   Milwaukee-*  A liiiiiilini-,'iuiiu; for '1 lie <'liicujio.  Mill*, nuicec iV SI. I'i-ul f tail way. known  all over tliii Knion ,i;, lin* (Ji'imI J!;iil-  '.\'a,\ ! uiipiiij ihc ������i'liiiui l.iinifid.".  "u-.iin- i",iTj tiny ai.il ni^lii In''iiecn St.  ['���ml iiml ''liii-.iL i. ,im| Oinaliii mni  t'liii.'i.n.   '-'I'l.c niily jii;i*i'i'i't   tr.iiii-. in  till' V.-nl-lil."     L'llller-til'tll:.  ''lillllt'Clilill-  ai"ij inailc will; .III yr.-iii-rirtiiii-i-mal  l.ini'-. a^-iirii'.'.' In |i.-i--i'i''.:i.'i'- tli" lu'-i  ii-i'N ii-i* kini-.\ n. LiiMii'iuii-i rniirlii'-.  I'li'ctrii' liylit-. -ti'am heal, of a*- wriiv  <.-< nut li -it liy no ot liei- Iim'*.  Sec  Hint   your i i-jkui I'WiiJ- i, i.i "Tlie  .Milw'iiiiki'i:" wlu'ii uoin��   io .my  jmint.  in (lie fniletl Slato-.  or  ('itiiada.     Al  ticket aji'iint- --oil fho'ii.  Fur r.ile-.. jiuinplilcl- <ir   ol her ��� inlor  n.atioii! addre���,.  ,-).A\r. C-ASKV.       ,    <���..), Km iv.  -  Tun-  IM���. Am.. Ocuui.tl Aj.'(.'ia,  sio.vi'i'r.io. wash,   toktland. on  I  EAST KOOTENAY HOTEL  I  Movie City, B. C.  Is ii J/iige and Attractive Hotol of quiet eiegance in all iis  appointments, with a cusine of superior excellence  8S  r=       Strictly   First-Class   in   all   its   Appointments       ��1  ����   JV5'ciVlaho��  Brb's, Proprietors.    2j  ansfield &  m  GEARY  & DOYLE.  .   '   To till Points '���  that the adverse vote would end i EAST?     ^nd-     WEST  the attack by the Attorney-Gen-j '   ,  erai on his hue,colleague, but. First Class Sleepers    '. '  from remarks given out now 'by.  said on Thursday, that: he for  'one/refused to come bade to the  House on the evening the troopers of the Strathcona. Morse re-  ceived-lhcir .farewell. Ho ha.s  cut a very prominent figure in  an attack on the Government fur  not Hiking action in.Jhe matter  "of'-the proposed corps of British  Columbia volunteers.  The sensation,of the week litis  of course been the  attack" made  ,   on Finance Minister Carter-Cotton by Joe Martin.    By a vote of  21 to 7 the motion  to appoint  a  committee to investigate the  alleged criminal record of the  Fi-  ,   nance Aliiiister.Don which the attack, was based, was lost.    Of all  tho speeches on .this matter  outside of the two members most interested, that of  Colonel   Maker  was prbtilic of  the  most  sensation, in as much as he told   of  a  meeting with  a  former  private  secretary of the  finance  Minis-  '   tor. in London, and that, the private-secretary had told him practically  the  same  .-.lory   in   this  ���connection as. had   the  Finance  Minister.       This   was   received  with   applause by -Ilia  members  *N  on tlie Government  side  of  the  lfoti.se. ( In'the lobbies and   ��al-  c. lories   however   the   question   i.s  being'asked, '-Was  the   meeting  ,''    of the Colonel   with, the   former  secretary of the   Finance   Minister an incidental one.''   The general belief is thiit- it was not.     It,  will, be, remembered   (here  was  ti time when Colonel 'liaker  and  others   .-.ought   for   information  de.roga.lory to Mr. Cotton.   However'that may be hut gossip.  The division on i he motion of  Mr. Martin was as follows:  Mcshi-s. Hooth, Martin. Clifford,  Miggin-5. Kobert.^on and Hryden  voted in the al'lirmal ive. Messrs.  Maker. Hall. Turner and KIM.-.011.  voted with the Government.  Messrs. McPhillipp"-.1 Trving,  Eborts. McMride. Pooley, Prentice..and A: \\*. Smith withdrew.  Mr. Cotton did not vote.  Tho mailer  on   which   Martin j  based his atlack on  the   Finance |  Minister wa-* tin extract from the  Deliver Tillies of July   11,    Is!) I. J  ()f 1 lie   leiii-lal 1011   under   dis- '  oiissioii diiriiiii   the   week-   much '  ,-ittenti'.n was ii 1 ven to   the   Coal  Miners;'Regulation Mill.   A.II day.!  ;,'���. Monday-'was spent;i.n the consid- j  1  oration of this act which brought j  . out'Mi'. Prentice, 'who'for  sonic j  one will not let the matter.      He,  is now threatening that he i.s not!  done with diini by'u.ny moans. He  says that he will get   at 'the   Finance Minister,in   another  way.  and if the Mouse will   listen   toig.u;-. iu:  -   on all Trains  rOL'IMST C-MiK p.i--, Medicine   I hit.  Daily loi* St:   Haul.     .Sundays and  '    Wednesdays for Toronto.    J'Vi(la.\>  loi* .Monti-iiiil and IJoslon.  Westbound Daily Train Eastbound  Liveru, Feed & Sale Stable.  Port Steele B.C  lloyular   Uaily   Sla^e  uicet.-. "all  traini at l'^ort Steele Junction,  .   SADOlAi & PACK IIOKSKS.  i I l-:\iMIN(i Ol-1 A 1-1- KINDS A SPLCIA I.TV.  liPSJIloIesale and jRefalJ.  Deafer-, in To'baci.o.s,  Cigars und Ci^riivttcs.  < I ti f ti L game of cards.  ie Leading   Resort in town for a  him, he will put forward matter  and* evidence thiit will forever  put Mr Cotton out of public life..  He said had tho committee he  asked for, been, appointed he  ���would have brought ,< witnesses  from Denver that would have  told of highly sensational matters connected with tho life of  Mr. Cotton in Colorado:  The B. C. Contingent.  It will.be a difficult matter  to  organize a liritish Columbia con-  * 0 -  tingent under the plan 'suggested.     There  are  many ^districts  placed similarly to  South   East  Kootonay who have sent   volunteers to the front, aud  subscriptions.have been made to furnish  the members with ready money,  and they should not be asked to  contribute further.    Forty-seven  men   have   already   gone   from  South East Kootenay, and others  would no   doubt  go   under   conditions which have prevailed   iu  securing recruits for-the   second  contingent   and   the   Strathcona  Horse.     If it is desired   to  send  out  a   contingent    from   Mrifish  Columbia,   it1" seems'natural   the  Government should take a   hand  and supply the amount,   said   to  bo about sti.ono. for this jmjio.se:  or ii the jiatriotic citizens of the  Province    prefer    lo    raise   the  amount by jiojuilar subscrijition,  no one will object.  Kort Steele'-let  Icive-  ('ranliroolc  Ki.iS  1.-I.01  0  '.1.1(1      "  Connect*-. Tri-wookly . at Mac  leod for Calgary and Edmonton  and  Daily  at  Medicine  Mat for  all jioints E.-vst.  , <���       ���        '  , 1. .'  *  Connect- Daily at Ixootcnuy l-anilin^,  for all point*, in AVc.-t'Kooteiiiiy.-.Slo'ciui  and rcoiuxlnr.v Districts., and for Pacific  Coast nnd .Main line I'oints via Itevel-  stoke. ' . v  Th rouirli Tickets Tssued and  Baggage Checked to Destination.  CHEAP RATES io the OLD COUNTRY  for rate*-, and full information' a<l-  ilres-- neaivM local ajient. or'  .1. \\\ CKANI"', F  A at. Fort Stuele .let.  W. F. 'AXDKKSOK  T.I'.A.. XeKoii.  A.(!  -M. MKDIIIJUST  A"t. Cranbrook.  I'.A.  I. COVLF.  Viincoiivi'i".  J We Make  WHEELSj  Too!  Must Have Gone to the Win-.  What ha.s become of the meeting of die --Old Tiiners"ol'South  East ICootenay. which was to  have been held in .January'-' Al  that time there was considerable  enthusiasm, a banquet was to be  given and a general irood linn*  was expected.  ���J.' fiUS-Al'S KliEi' ON HRUO %  ��  MILLER RODE0NE2O93 MILES IN 132 HOURS  The Eldredge  S50.00  Ag-ents:--*'\Var in South Africa." Two  volumes. First contain.-. eoiiTpletc  liisiory^ol country ami war to date:  ��� "tells about our  contingent-, ijiviii^  .��� iiaine*- of ollicuri and inen.    Second  .   ; volume to be jiubli-licdc. when   war  is. over. ' Only  Canadian   nianiifat*-  .   lured   book.       ICver,\body  cancels  iheir  order   lor    American   hooki  wlieii   seejiisj    our-.,     II'  a hustler.  ,. ,. this is \?mr "old'inine.   J-'ro^jjcetiib  y free. ,      '   l  Bradley Garretson' Co., Ltd.  ���'      ' .BHANTFOim. Ont  Ag"ents:--JJeop)e   won't   be _ deceived  with American HNlorio- of Ihe war  ;_ pttblished  now.   as the war i*: only  i-onimciiced. ��� Uandle,oiir two-vol-  ��� nine Canadian manufactured work.  First, volume ready  .-.oon. complete  i to  dale,   thus'you ���jet c(iiiinii���-ion.  Second volume pulili:>hcd when war  i*-over.    Wthy waste time with   incomplete books.-'     I'riisjiectus frwe.  TIIK   1.1XSC0TT  PUm.lSlll.N'O COJIJ'AXY  Toronto.  Agents:--*'hristian ICndcivor ICpworth  League and B. V. I'. I". member-.  "J-ijiht ol Life" i-> a irea-ure hou-c  of information. A\'e need Christian  men and uomen wlio de-.ire to do  Hood and 'make money to circulate  this wonderful book-. '     .  BRADLEY-GARRETSON CO.,  LIMITED.  Brant torri.  Agents:���Mr. Moody, the (li-tiiijiuNhed  Preacher  ol   ihe   century. i.-nde,i(Lj  l'-ver\ (-lirisl i.iu uaut-a  record  ol  hi- woiulerlul lite. Our book recom-I  mended by   tin*   clery,\.      Demand ]  niiprcct ilcnted.     I 'rn-pei-m- tree.  'I'lli:   l.l.VSi.O"!'"]"   I'flll.ISIIlXi." CO.Ml'AXY  Toromo.  Agents: We have'llie .lullienlic life  ol the ureal ovanucli-t Moody.  Larue book liberally illu-ira'ted.  (���'real -cller,     I'm-pet tu- free.  Bradley ffarretson Co., Ltd.  ISriintlnrd.  \V<: Icoep ;i J'ull line oi' imported and domestic cigars  amoiiii" which are "our own specials" tincl the famous  "Gener.il -Arthur Cigars."  Our Chewing and Smoking Tobacco is Always Fresh'  Have youjriod ������ Piper Hiedsick" chewing., the pride, of  the  ''Yankee's or ��� 'Wills Navy Cut" the best smoke in P>. (J.  W^ Carry a Complete Line of Pipes 'including  n ' B B B and E A M.  <- t  i , o     (  ,   -  Our Billiard and Pool Parlor    Is   strictly   up   todktc.  O * ' f  Look us over and'.soc what ,wc can do for \ou.     'Your   comfort and plcrtsurc i.s our aim.  ?u  iteeie. tieaf  Fort Steele. B. a  McBride Bro's.  ,. -I  p '-.I*  THE LAK(;KST STOCK OIi'  liARDAVARF, in iLasi'Kootenav.,  HEATING -i"ci  COOK STOVES  fieavu  ardwar  and  Irill S;  (.c  ips  w  The Belvidere  ^j^  ��.-#_!  lllLfil  SS   "3   '.!    :���    *lr   i't". ;  '.   t  'f.   ��� .      ji    ".     JI     E)    ���="     �����  5>">W'</"  YAlft.i'.HLLtt VslLl  WOT lit-t^  ij-" >.IEtfE. I?  >, LOOK OUT FDR IMITATIONS AND SUtJ- 1*  X  PERRY'D'AVSS & SOM. '  STITUTES.      THE  GEMUINE   BOTTLE'  (���J'.SE'ARS THE  NAME,  S  4-  Superior to all others irrespective 5  of price.   Catalogue tells you       j  why.   Write for one. J  NATIONAL SEWING MACHINE CO.,  .��., HRO.IllWAY.  New York.  T. 6. flrmstrolifl  ���     b'oiir Sti-:i-:1.1-:, 1.-S. U.  MANUFACTURER   OF  Tiinvarc. Calvanized Iron. Sheet  Iron,   Stove   Pipe-,  ii'iul  C'epperware  BUILDINGS HF.ATED-niil VKNTILATED  M. Mclnnes  IWholesale ;n>cj K.etail  BUTC  lllliimiii;".    I  kiii<l.*-'o  ' 11 it ���   liltiiin   and  ' s-iiijHi rv wm le  II    Kind"-,   of   i'oiiltrx    ami   (lame    In    Scji-  on  a-��^a^ev^^^B^^��'^,^5/i^,'SV^'��&/^��3. -  Air Titjlii,  Hot, BlaM. StovdrS  l..\ dr.-iulic    ;ind.    .,\ir    l'i|i-'.--    I(ir  .    ���'    ..:.    Minos ������'��� ���,._,  SI'HCIAI'.   AT'I'HXTION   I'AID TO  liVil   WOU.Is. .'���'''..'.       i    ���     .  Cm hb pool <  F<c.*rn icx  ;���������-/'  'ori Steele '  .'    Wci'r-cjnoi  nam 'i'i; 10 JMinSPKCTOI,'. KOiri' .STKKLK. IJ. <\.  VVAMlVAllV 21,  V.iOO.  I  ���=5*  -�����"ijg %}x0&p&:t0x.  sati:i:i).\v  ii:v -.'i. li'im.  iiej. a-, il d'n'-.. llm 1   iiii* MTiipiy  wi    llm   i -�� j 1111 >; 111 \ ���     li.i-    inert'."!-.  .���.I       in       value     iu      tlie     la*-1  or  eeie  Ottawa LetUPr.  Ottawa.  lA'b.   ll'.     Tiie   ^"distribution Bill, which wil.*. defeated last se-.M(in in ilu*   Senate  on  a    .-.traight   partisan    vole,    lias  been reintroduced into tbe House  of Commons by   the  Postmaster  General.    Tlie measure  is   identical with that passed by a  large  majority.in the popular chamber  last summer,' and  every  reason  _, which  justifies  it.**-  ado|)tion  by  the people's representatives then,  exists   with  greater  force   now.  Prom the  preliminary  skirmish  ���which accompanied its introduction, it i.s apparent that the main  objection   that will be urged   by  the Opposition to the passing  of  ��� the measure, will be   that  it   is  unnecessary��ancl inopportune   to  make anv change in   the "bound-  aries of the constituencies ou the  . eve of a decennial census  which  will, under the law necessitate a  thorough rearrangement in   two  year's time.    Rut the   utter  fallacy   of this' contention  can   be  easily seen when it i> remember-  'ed that a�� creneral  election   mu.-.t  take place in the interim, and   if  work, and   presided  over   by. a  the glaring ineongmilie.*, exi-,1 in J superintendent specially appoin  .the   present   arrunireiueni   that I <-^i_. ��d  ,lhi&- 1,oai-d ,*1,a11  h:,lv0!  are claimed by  the  r;overnmeiu|''o111P^to'coinrol(and   oversight  'there i.s   absolutely  no   defense! 01" tht" sanitary conditions of  the  for any attempt to continue them'lcai��l>- The houses, tentsor other,,  through   another   sruneral   elec- j quarters  of  the  employees  arej  tion.    That the.-,e inequalities do | required to be of cei-tain <mini-'  exi.-t waB   tacitly,   thou-h   inad-jmuui tlinieiisiou*.   and   the   proven-  the  rewmg  FORT STEELE,  13. C  MANUFACTURERS     and      I'.RI-JWKIIS    OF    KXT11A    PINK  BEER  PORTER  three   year-,   to Ihe iiuprec'deiil-  ed extent of belween  syo.niiii.iK).i and s-*o,Ooii.iii'ii. The  prosperity of the-o road.-, is one  of the most reliable indications  of the general commercial con-  difions of the,country,���and these  figures are therefore a striking  commentary upon the emphatic  ami presistent Opposition prophecies of the commercial depression and general national  disaster which was to follow Ihe  inauguration of a Liberal regime.  ,      CAKIXtJ   FOK  THK  TOIHKK  The regulations prepared by  the Government for bettering  the condition of men employed  on public works, which were  promised last session and foreshadowed iu the speech from the  Throne have been issued, and  they show with what care and  thoroughness the interest.-, of tho  men employed have been provided for. Provision is made for  the organization  of  a   board,,of j  Sr ^S^^Srr iSATISFACTIOK' GUARANTEED.��  ment engineers employed on the!  Co.  ^mmmmmmmmmmmmwnmmmimmnmtmimmiK  1 N. HANSON. I  General Merchant  L/ic|Mor Dealer.  AND  SOLD    BY    THF    BARREL,    KEG    OR     BOTTLED  Bottled beer, for family use a specialty  OUTSIDK OKDKKN GlVKN STRICT ���* PROMPT ATTENTION  l��. O.  HOX 812  ELEI'HONE   NO.'l  ��^ Manufacturer of all Rinds of Lumber, .    A large assort- ^3  rr , ment of seasoned Lumber and Shingles always , ~5  g~|        ' on hand.. X3S  Ejj DIMENSION      LUMBUR      A      SPKCIALTY. 3  |      WASA. - - - BG, |  DON'T    FORGET  Sick & Mutz, Prop's.  vertently1,'  admitted by a prominent Opposition, member during  the debate, when he referred' to  the inicjuitioua measure of 1$92  as, -'The Gerrymander Bill". If  therefore the Opposition majority in the Senate persists in its  antagonism there can be no  further attempt at justification,  other than tho lowest of all political Justifications. ��� that, of  party exigency.  TII15N   -AND   NOW  'Mr'.'. Isaac' Gould's condense.!  statistical .summary contained in  his speech in the debate  on the address the ' other  day makes satisfactory reading.  He quoted ligures .showing that  our foreign trade increased in  three years since lifiOli by no less  Ihan :?8:VH���('.<.���<'(i. o" lie showed  from" the trade and navigation  returns that this increase was  greater by A Hi, OHM. not) than in  I he whole  mum dimensions, and the  vision for the heating and  tilating must be made under  direction of the board of health,  members of which shall periodically inspect the quarters to see  that it'* hist 'actions are carried  ont.'' A suiticitiiit number of doctors aud adequate hospital accommodations must be provided  in proportion to the size of the  camp. The duties of the medical men are very definitely detailed, and every breach or non-  observance of the regulations in  force for the time being, as promulgated by the board of health,  is punishable with a fine of -?JO0.'  or the alternate of three months  imprisonment.! ��� ,  CARLIN   & DURICK  Sparks From the Wires.  Senator Clark of Montana was  examined before the Senate  Commission at Washington.  Burglars entered the Masonic  Temple at Toronto, and in escaping tired several shots injuring one man.  The Liberals of Vancouver  held an organization meeting  and expressed confidence in Sir  Wilfrid Laurier's administration.  At the Winnipeg Bonspiel tlie  American rinks were defeated  in the international.    ,.  ,'hteun years of the  previous administration. 6Bnl  ir real, as had been the increase  in the past three years, the present fiscal year bade fair to surpass it by many millions. The  ��� total foreign trade for the six  month ending December was  *l!ii:!,000,000.' which was within a  million of the full trade of the  fiscal year 18b... aud,within &1.V  oOO.000 of the full trade for the  year iWKi. The exports for the  six months were greater by $20.-  i^(in,iio() than for the full year  1,^1). and within -ftlr.'.O.x-.OUO of  tlie full trade for IW0. If the  present rate of increase continued to the end of this year we  would touch the $.r;7.".000.i'iin  mark.' Our highest foreign trade  under the late Administration  ���was ArM'*'.000.0(111. and if expectations were realized our foreign  iradefor iOoo will exceed that j |(i;uill.-, lnu. it.*  of the best 'year under the late | Miii-T- an* ju-i Hi  Government by ov-r ������?1l'.>."oo.-  (inii.  TlfK   KAH.W'.W^   *-.Hl>\V   II'   Ton.  The annual financial statement.-, of both the L'reat Canadian railway system.-- also contain matter for genuine .-all-faction and congratulation, not only  to the shareholder.- of the companies, but to the Dominion at  lanre      The  gros-  earnings  of  "the'e P. K *"'" li"' yi"'iV !,ial  has just closed were nearly s:;0.-  ii,iii.()0(i, or mor-j than s:!.nno.o(in  in excess of the iiin-f prosjierou*-  ��� previous year.in Ihe hi-tory ol  the road. After deducting all  ���expenses Of ��� maiiagcrneni. paying all iiiterest' clainis. .etc.. a- net  revenue for tlie payment of dividends of over ���*.0,4i''0,P��m;i. The  report of the Crand Trunk"'rail-;  wav is equally gratifying, shov-  From nil over C;in:i(la come lotter.-  ti.'llinjr a- of Om ureal benefit* derived  from ihc use of Tho D. .Aw Ij. Mentha  Plaster- iii'i'K-f-. of neuralgia and rhen  uniti-ni. lame baric, ete. Davis & l.mv-  rence <-'<'-��� fitri.. manufaeliirers.  Brave Men' Fall.  Vii;iim- to ston'iaeh. liver and kidney  trouble- a-< well as women, and all (eel  the re-ult.- in loss of appetite, poisons  in the blond, baekaehe. nervousness,  headai-he and tired listless, run-down  fei'linir. Out ther'1'- no need 1<> feel  like Hint. Li-ten to -I. W. CJ.trdner,  :ay��: '������Klcutric  tiling for a man  whi-ii he i- all run down, and dnn'l care  whfther In* live-or die.-. It did more  to udvi> nn* ni-w -ireiiirtli nnd yo'od a])-  P'-ril.- than stiiyiliiny I eoulil take. 1  i-iin nnu nal iini-tliin;.*- And hini a new  !.-.i-*- on lile." A\ A. W. Mleiwlcll'-  Hrii" Smrc.     ICierv bnltle jrtiarantei'd.  The D. & L.  EMULSION  The D. & L.   EMULSION  1   Ii th* hi'.t.Tii'i  m��-%t jipJjtjhl'* pr**p.ir.iiion nf  C' tt I iwr Oj!,Af!r��*fJiii; wjihth** rnosui* licnu-  The D. & L.   EMULSION  I'i   ])'r',rnbfd   bj    im-     ]< .Hlllf;   pll>'ICJaM��   of  The I). &   L.  EMULSION  1> a inarvoHo.is flrl.li jini'lurfi' and  v.-lli :*iv<:  ynu an aj!|.rtlic.   SOc. * tl per,Bottle.  I'.'->nr^ >-'UI r.rA f    ]>A^  )c. * tl ptr. Bottle.  VIS 'Ik' I.AWKHNCK '  CO., I.linlicfl, M(.iilrc..l ' '  GENERAL  Fort  Steele,  Sole Aaents for the  MERCHANTS  .' ,Eiest  <  Kootenay.  Canton steel  COMPANY  This Stekl i.s guarjintecd to be equal,to .Tcssop's  or  Firfhs in all  Hard Rock Wokk. ���,',.'  Sole Agents  Sole  Agents  GrOW'S N6St Goal1. coHrtHY.-  ���. i (I  Giant Powder company.  Mining Supplies a Specialty  W  E  E  -S  S  GREAT  n  Northern  Railway.  THK SUUVKVOK'S CHAIN   JIAUE IT T111D SHOItTEST  TRAN.SCONTIX)0NTAI>  KOUTK.  0       U. ir- the mo.-t, modern in eqniinnent: it is tho heavie.-i ruLlcd line;  it, ha*- ii roek-balhint  roadbed: it, cross.es no-saiid de.-ert.x: it. was   built  without a land grant, or poverniiient aid: it is noted for courtesy of its  employes: it is the only line servini;  meals on the a hi "carte plan.  THHOUGIf TIIK GKANDKST SUKNKRY  TN Aa\ I0KICA  0 I'.V   J)AV'MGirT.  For FOUT STKKLF. and the KAST JCOOTKN A V .MINKS. Weekly  Stsi'o   from  lCiilisjiell.    Steiimboat i-omimiiueations from .lennings  iiiiriii" Hiinimer.    Quii'lfOM and  He.-l route to all  parts of the United  States.   Ka-tern Canada and  Kuropc.  For limps, tickets and complete'information call  or addre���  nearest airi'nt, or  C.G.DIXON.Genera!  Ajjoiit.  Spokane    Wash.  F.I.AVIIITNKV.  G. I'. and T.A  St. 1 'mi]. .Minn.  "MUNSON. NO. 2."  REAP.  THE PROSPECTOR.  The Best   Writing Machine  Tin:  only  INTERCHANGEABLE  STEEL TYPEWHEEL  Elegantly   Illustrated  Ciitalog'iie  .   Free.  ''���������'  The Steele House  First .Class   Brands  of  Liquors  and  Cigars. ���     Head--,  quarters      for     Mining     Men.        Commodious  ��� Sample   Rooms.        Best   Cuisine   in   the  West.       Modern   Conveniences.       " '  Home   Comforts.  D. McNeish  Proprietor.  ruxnniyvwiiraryyyinj^ruTrinru-u^n^  the B/'C. ASSAY & CHEMICAL  -,     fe   ��� ���*���    SUPPLY CO.,- Ltd.  &  '  (LATE AJauFARLANE & CO.)  Vancouver,   B.    C-  %  ���g  We lire Mmuifabt'urors unci direct. Importers, unci carry..a B  ���eqi  SOLE AGENTS, for Morgan Crucible Company, Battersea, Beck  ,   er's Sons' Balances; Etc.   V '  Catalogue and'full particulars on application.  r?     ''J  ;-S9SSS9SSS9S9S9S9S9S9S9S9e9S9 SftS9S9S9S9SSS9S9SS��9S9^  GOSMOPOLITflN HOTEL  CRANBROOK, B. C.  !E.   SIMCALiIji-,   -   Proprietor.  The onlv  nioilern   anil   first  . ���        n  Heated Ihroii'ihonl. with hot air.  ���las*, hotel in Soiit.li .F.ast ICoofenav.  Address Edgar A. Hill, Manufacturer, 94-96 Wendell Street, Chicago  3       When you visit Cranbrook don't forget the Cosmopolitan.  *e9-s9S96ses<s9S9-S3sse9-��9$9 ssssssssesss-s-sssssssss-ssss*-*  PREMIER HOUSE  SHEEP CREEK) B. C. K.'j. HIGBYE. Proprietor.  ���   First-class Accommodation for Travellers.   ���  Everything   New  The  Windermere  Stage  .Stops   Both   Going and   Coming.  Fori. Steele  Meat Company  FRESH   and   SALT   MEATS  ALWAYS  .. ON, HAND.  ROBSON & ROGERS, Prop's.  -      Fresh Halibut, 'Salmon, Salmon Trout, Bologna Sausage,  Btittoi-and Eggs.    Fish and Game in Season. '  Riverside Avenue-  Fort Steele, B. C.  ������)<A  it.  r'i  ������".���I  , *.'  I'  1 TH E PROSPECTOR, FORT .'STEELE,,'. B. C.;, FEBRUARYS X,' ijii,'��i,; , ���  mxmjniunm*mc��>2t  mi'. .*#!'. ,��'#*, .tifi*. Vf i. V|i. V4��. .��'#>, >'|ir, .���"'4*. 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'f-  ... ,;    "*���* '������*  ;���������'-'. ����<*.��"<��  ���,.''.,������.. A ''**   ���-���.���'..   !  ���������.','���.���'"���. "1   ���;.'  ' ��� #*������ ���i��.'''  ...���.,-      '������*, 'O1*  ���",   ;        ,-���    '��� '.'." ���'���'. "������'.'" '���'    .'iS'.'. --'���''���'  .     ; ���.,���-.' ��� ���" .,-��� :�� '���-.,������ ������������ ����.������ Mv  ���"'"'"��� '':''". <A   " '., ',-'��*��i'i,  a  ;-���    .."..-. . ,';:���-:/.��� ':  ���.-���.��. .��?  ��.��������� ��fv  ���.�����*?�����.  'TV?-?;?  ������..".'.������afe"  ,   , -���*�����>���  "?-:-.#''���  ���" i*i :  "A ��������!>" V  ���'{ '-'���  '...'���'"   i  J;a::��-;S  SlliStl  -.''^  a*  XXXXx  y. '.::;':;���_ Cwi^S  *..:...  ' ,t!';-'v ,'', l-'i'-v- .-'.'V:  Ww.;  ���<Ay  X:XXX'  ���'������V A'^VaJaaa  vAiA  ..urC'.;.V,,.,-.?T.,.. ;y;...;r^^  FORT" STEELE   is ^^  ipd^rftier<e  Couintr^  Choice Resident and Businesslots from $100 to $250.  Titles Guaranteed.    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►aiiK of commerce
=^=S:>£«ic!     up    Capital     «f»€>, 000,000.
Ilox. (;i:.i. .\. i'i..v,  Ti.-MlnM. i;. j;   \v.«i.Ki.i:.  r.Vn. Man
EXCHANGE on ail {>arl-. oj. ihe world bought and .--old.
London Agents—The Bank of Scotland.
Port Steele ■? Cranbrook Branches
J. W. H. SMYTHE, Manager.
Vn: Eft
i      If Hi
/'biili.p   I 4AST^' ■
i;pl^_ Tr'i '"•^r/*vn-i'?Ho"'.cl-;:c fj
: v, i.vAii-ili n''';iCiif;AD'£        |
■,:.ev;-r;:x'iiP'1,iiic-..'*i r..^'.1
; JAi-tfi^- ?■:■'.■;-■;icr-:'.oo        «v
■ ——' I v'l". '." 'iMii-Mrr/-!.-.    .';
l/\,'Lq''.,'.'j!^irj,U..; \[
satl'-kijav, i--i*:i!i:r.\i;\ -±i. l-mii
'llieiv wji-, a <mii'i dauci-at llu* j thisty-IiIm-h yea.*,
Academy  ot   .\ln-,ic   on   .\Ioitilu\-j
evenum       At which it liimibi'l' i.l", 24Pagtt   :   Wc-kly   :  l(lU;,(r.ito.l
1-uliu.i and gentlemen  piiriic-ipal
~" hutu..*.-, and gentlemen  panicipal-1 Ti\Tj-\-roT-yr-rto a -.-.t -r-. ' '    3
es.    ; ivi.on \m „.u !15Ui a .,,>od ,;„„■   ■      TO MINING'MEN.,   ?
There   i.-,   an   opportunity   lor I     !'c. l.urber, J).  i'l-S,   i,;'   .WI
Mjiiii-iroml reliable, pii-hum i-iii-j ■>!'".   .writing    (Void     CrunNronk
zen to.-eeiuv the agency  or tin.*| -^y?'       --|   luue   been   detained
Imperial   Lih'   A.wiraucc   Com-1 nim-h Iihi^t than   lantieip
]Kiny by aiiplvhiir l" th.*  1'rov'u-j t ahall In.- in Fori Steele in a lew
. Hal .V'anager. .,'. W. YV.   Sfcwurt ! day.-,   to   rc.na.ji   a.-   ton;.,   :,^ \\„<
III   VaiU-OllVCl".
! worl; hold-, nut.
*•.*  *■!>   ! OK *   Ol"!.-: 11.I'I .
'.^S: MINING«- Scientific PRESS    *
Mis.*, A  McIVuisU uiil'tiMH-a.-l   l.n-i
,C. E. Maiifiiuld wen i'" ;,o Mojvi.-1     L.   K   AleKeown,    wa>   iu Xt-1-   ...-'-;,,  iv,-...,   \i,,*-<M.  ...  ,.,,,,       . ;    "^ ,
la,t w,,,k io attend th--' Ma^,..  *6h on Tue.dav. * ,v,.. c. '  „.    ',' V    ,'    "   ,''"'" '"     •#
tick-   Ball.      H-   i-c|,orts   havi;,-! -  , ',,,   ,      »   "' 'w'""'  l'l-*tv.Ml  u, ,■■ - ■
1 ] l llU*, 111 ,,..,. .> ' •VH'O 'H-U'T-.    Ii-.lli,    UOW     nil    :(|      f)      '\|,.u
,j die f)lu Abo; mm,- on V I'div-day' u ,1.„1I1,,I,il .ul,,uio(i u,     . .    | ;
, U r 'I   *"'    ^ --v.     -.--v    mm'.-   Ull    »»  ^^lljf^.(.ia \
.Now i*, Uie timr* io in-nre.  i;<>-,| Ho rop'or!> ihat liiu   jirop.-'riy   i'f,	
niembo-r the fate oi' tiie   Interna-; ini]m>vi!:«r a> thi.' work proc'iviis.0f
liomii, Hotel, find call at onee Oil  '   ;
M. A. Bi:.\KL.r ' !    ,11. L.   T.    Galbraith Jer,   for 'i»m ...i-nm .oi-k-i orwcmAv hom.kv
..Aimnl LTKp.'i-ial jiiftii-aj.ee C'r».  1 <\ e>!  kootenay today, on oiticml' "     ,, ,,„M vi-i-b'i,*.
.v.n. '    '     7  , j busing i-oPiiwretl wuh  tho   In :      s™*..,-h.^y Jlmi ltllit o» ,&,. ilu, (i.u !
V\ Hi lain La'"Ini  i-i'tiu-nod   inun ■ oia:i.«. m that d^ti-ici. .'^ r«-"t"U.ns iw,i lt H.isdrauieiii-i .1 a. i-'oiui,
1 ti   trip  to  KiinoL-riev  ou Thurs-!      , • bNl1 ■ Ju*i!--i-'<-i; >i"jsjiaeouu.,iiini j:unes i-\t-
day. ' !     A. L. Gienelv. u*;'Sau Jt>-o Cal ir^ouA?\V'out''omc,il1 Allm",1,"illol'of,Ilu
-        - -       ^ -1 •  w- - 'l» <- *-'ll .H-qimiycf Kootoii.i.v.  Ik- Atlmmi.siv-itoi" of .ill
1 i-? in the c-itv
janil ".-iWUliir'thoKoocK. I'hiiuei'.. and ciedu of
Uijlicw H  Wi»t-u fJ[ Wiihuii Urorc ill the Slalo
K". J. Hia-bye^-ame down iW«i 1 — -^- Kl-uul .^umm.rove ..one su
oheep croei-r.on 'J'hursday. I     pwin.ir to the repan-f. i;-f.u 11 tr on ,'"•'-^•'•'•-•-••'-otu.Miue** accuascii. uif.*^i.iio. ■
■   - s—— ' iat'the Kooienav Club   the   'T'on-'     JS''e" 1>c'rM'u ■"''•■biuii to tiie-.ud awea-i-d
J. A. Ban-,, Cul-ary,   and  K.jthly  reception'wa-s  held  at'ihe .'uS1^omak0 ptti'u,enl f0,ll,w,lh so UlL'
K- ^.0V0 °,f Xf-'"^H.  were iu  tOWlli residence Ot  W. R. KoSS. Oil Wed- i        KvCr>;crodlior or other person  hW any
on 1 hur.sciay.   , ueaday evening- last. ,eiuimuixin:m* inte.-cst m uio ttisuibiuion o't
  r _. !I ;.  J :!l<-' Per-oiial e-iiiic of the -aid deeea'.od.'is i*e-
L. Coyle came over from Gran-      THE GOVERi-raEESTT office ■    |("m'rd "'n"u tiifm-daysof tm- date, to send
brook on Thni"t,d-ii-' .    < I   -   1<-"^-terc'1 lum-i- :uldre-ed to tl.o under-
0100K011  IlJUi.-,ful\. Cannot-Be Rpin^Z7V«   -r        -or     t,       -«ne«1-'"""""c and ...Wress. und iho lull >.r-
, Cannot Se Removed For Two Weeks, j t eulars o. his claim or inte.e-t. and a stiue-
Mv.   Arch   Leirch    who    had imen^01 h"" ='c--ou:it, and the n,m.ie or me
_ .Geo. Gilpin ha-, removed his
Cranbroolc .store to the building
formerly occtijnod by Ahi^g'rf <ivr
H tiurh es. '
Colpiicl H. D. liendersoii of
'Moyie drove over 'from Cranbrook on Monday.
, i.*    1       /-,  '      , , (security (if any) hold ljyhim.
Charge Oi the GrailOrOOk petition |       Aftei'thc expiration of Hit- said tin.lyCays.
tlio Admimstratoi *,vill pioceed ivitl. tiie ti.j-
tribution of the estate having reaard to ihosc
claims  only   of  which   he    shall    hava-    had
G. A. tinnier, of  Nel.-son, paid
. Fori   Steple  a   visit  during the
■week. , ' , (,
v0It .win* ."jO"degrees below zero
one morning last ■ week. We
oininitted lo mention il iuour last
issue" fur fear of keeping back
Say   girls.!     There   was a sur •
]irise ])arty on Monday  evening,
bin you mu.--t   noi   say   any thing
abonl it.
Dr. Hugh Watt ha.s been appointed health officer for the
district, bv the Provincial Board
of 1-leallh.'
Squadrons B and ,C of the
Slralheona Horse arrived in
Ottawa on the morning of the
Ifdli, Uiey were given'a reception. They will s-fnrt for Halifax on March 1st.
Judge Fori 11. who was on the
.•.teanier Moyie. has', been quar-
inlinerl at his own residence in
for the removal of the Govern
ment o<Hce» from Fort Steele to
Cranbrook. started,,for Victoria
the latter part of last week. Unfortunately Mr. 'Leirch Went to
Nelson 011 the steamer Moyie.
On the steamer>was a deck ".hand
with' a well developed case of
'smallpox. Mr. Leitch had to be
vaccinated and quarantined for
two wcek-s. Our informant did
not .state, as to whether the petition was vaccinated, fumigated,
or placed in the hospital:
The people of Fort Steele are.
content. Two weeks is a long
time, and still there is a chance
of the petition becoming a corpse
at Victoria, if it should get out
of its present difficulty.
I O't'l- STKl.M.. II  f
NO. 30. r
A.  F, AND A.  M.       G.  R. B. C.
H'Viil-i.    m'tuui.'-. - 1st   Tuis.l.iv   iu   1'icn
ihmihIi ji el>;hi o'elocl:      Visiting ijicth.-iu are
Culfll.'lllv lllMlfd
-\. IV. Ki.kasIim.i. Si-cittary.
Tolti   SlhU.I.  lJJ.VKI.';fMK.\"l Sl'SHHin B LTZ
iW Li-ail.•nli.i.ll sin,,-t. London   Kn-rlaivj
, 1'OsT OI-tjci; n,).v ,
T II O JM A S    M c V 1 T TIE     '
Fort Steele B.C.
/'. L . s.  ,1- (J. E.
Fort Steel'.- B.C.
"'■ I'   I'-'ss- ' II.  W. Ul.l<t*lJMER
Barristers      -      -   , Solicitors
Port  Stjeeii:   B.   G
F.    EDO
B. C.
Fort Steele, '  -,
Uco S. McCartur. ' ,); .-,, n,,rvcy
B(irrr>4cr*,   Solirit/iri.,   Notoricn Public,
, C<mrctjinicer.s etc.
POliT  STKKLE. li.  G.
IM-'A-KLSTOKI-: STATIOX a;id G 01.DC.V   '
IJatuil at Fori Steele this -.'Oih day-of Fcli-
ruary. l'.iuo.
!<-11 Olllclal Adminusti-iior.
Certificate of Iiii.ftrtjcunie.iiix.
(Jus  Thi'is   came  down   from
Perry crei'k on Mondav.
A. T. Caldwell rclnrnod from
a trip to IvOssland on \\'e<\-
Rpv. T. G. Duncan arrived on
Ihc staire Wi>dnesday alteruoon
From the Boys at Ottawa.
Ottawa, Feb. 1.1. 1900,
Harry Barnes.
Fort Steele, B. C.
Dear Friend:
We arrived at Ottawa this
morning at !) a. m. The boys
are all in tip-top shape, and we 8-i«
had a fine time on the train this
far. We have four boys less
than when we started. There
were forty-four as far as Winnipeg, and this being too many,
they put olT four, leaving the
e-*-en forty: the four put off are
strangers to you.
We Juul three hours stay in
Winnipeg. Tlu-y gave us a banquet, and there   was   everything
BIG      CHIEF.      UTTt-E     CHIEF.    EUREKA
,     Situated in the Port Steele Minin-; Division
of South Kast Kootenay Dlstviol.
Where loenled: ISi- Chief, on HueUlelie. rj
Hill adjoininc the KureUa Mineial Claim.   <•
Little Chief, adjoinmj; the Geneva Mineral
ip1*1'*"- r,
Kuieka. on Huckleberry Hill afores.iid.
Genovj. adjoiuiii'.' the Murulca Mineral
Mellon Fr-ic-uo'iiil' .icljoinni*.' the liurcK-.i
Mineial Claim.
T.il<C notice Uiat, r. William Roderick Ross
aotinj,' as aj,'ent for the Hastings liritish L'oluni-
bia Exploration Syndicate. Limited. Free
Mmtr's Certilicito No. ii ll."!i2.. intcml.
sixty day.-, fiom the date hereof, lo apply to tho
Minin-.'Recorder for 11 Ceriitie.ite of Implements, for the purpose of obt:iinin» a Crown
Grant for each or the nbo\o claims.
And furtlicr take nonce that action, under
section ",7. must be commenced befoic the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 17th day of February. IWHI
W.M   R. ROSS.
F. M. C. No. 11 inn*;.
Douglas  Corsan
i "   f
{CM-MD.)    ':     .
Orfr rCE--Rivt-r.side rAv.-nue.
Next Ihntr to li/eox'letrf.'Dritff Store.
K«al Kstiiio and Geneial Asreiit
iS        WINDERMERE, <-B.    C.    ,   *
C'onvi-jMoideucc Soliciticl.
St. John's Church of England.
Divine service will be held in
St. John's' church at 7.30.
Strangers welcome.
Sunday school at L'^iO p. ni.
Ail the children invilod.
In future, and until further
notice,   divine   service   will   be
,    held on Sunday   in   the   Presby-
iralore—especially   beer,   bill   of  tcrian church at   :i   p.   in.,   only
A. C. Alucdonald ihe irtivuJlin^ , . .           , _    L..   .,
re])re.*>(.'iitaii\'* of   the Commerce j course you  know   we   never  in-   Sundav school at 2 p. in.
\_trade   journal    published    in|dulge   in   lhat   beverage.       The
Winnipeg.   \sa->   in   ilu
Wed m;sda v.
' h>'   '"Gboys arc all
Winnipeg i.*
jolly   good   fallows,
very  nice   [ihiue,
Georire Watson is iroinic uvi  to! ?' net .so also are the people in   it
,.    -V17-V:....     i:r,,,.'..;..    .'.'; ':...'.  '■ i    K...A..    ,...,,...'.,.. '■''; '       .A
the White  Horse   country   and
will, not return until next spring.
'•" Dr. McEachran was in. ...Viae'
leod on Thursday ' last buying
horses for 't-hejjatrathcona Hoi.'se.
'Mrs. W. M. Titus returneil
from, a''visit to friends in New
York and. Brooklyn a   few   days
airo.       ' .■■■'    ' ■'
but so far we have not received
.'in any place the send off old
Fort Steele gave iis. .'Remember,
us to the people in Steele: Saul
Wright says foi; you ,t,o' reineni-
ber birn to ,I)ad Spragiio. Answer when yon receive tli is. as
Twill gel. the answei" before. I
leave Ottawa. Remember ine to
—r—' . "j Al/. ■■''Bales  and   i.lie.people    at,
CUiarles Est mere was   i.n' town j Kimberley.      I   close'' Hi i.s   with
on Saturdn.y last. • j.-i.    !„.„./ ',:, i,  .    -,-■■   ,,   ,.  '   ,
• j -tlie best .'Wishes of   all   tlie   boys.
'„ ,  ■ I Ij.'i'oin your  friend
'    A,   C.   Ablcdonald   of   Pinclier;   _    ./■       '   -lOSKi'li   Ivkakmcv.
■ Creek'   was . registered   at.   the{*-■'• S([u.a.di"on   '..'..'■
Windsor on \Ved nesday. I Strathcotia Horse.
Tin- I). A" L. KniuLsidii nf Cod Uvi'
Oil niity bo tstki'ii with tlif uiiisi ln-nu-
lii'iiil results bv those' who ;n*e run,down
or Hiitlui'iny f'roiu after olTecl.s of la,
grippe. .Mafic by J)avis A Li'twronee
Co.. Lid. ■ '■■        .,   ■ '    •"•■'■■    ','■':
Hotel Arrivals.
Windsor:—W. H. Hooper, A..'
CMaccloiifild, Winnipeg:   T. R.
Ella, Vancouver:   Gus  .Tohnson,
Sjiok-an.e; J. C 'Nelson. .Diipont:
I'-ioberl, Little, Perry Creelc;    II.
C.   .Ha I ward,   ■R.os.sliuid;    A.   .1.
Pesiard. Liicliute. P. Q.:    (■}.   A
Hunter, Nelson: Col. H. D. Heii"
dei-sori,    Moyie;    Frank. Sliger,
Houldei': ,.'i'as  .iohnsoh,   Pinchei
creek:    A.  ' T*   Ca.ldwell,    Hull
River:    A.     L.    (Inenelcy.   San
Jose. California.
Secretary   Empire   Hffming   Co.
General Merchants
Minn supplies -a 'Specialty
Miners going northward via Canoe Kiver Route will iind it a large
saving and convenience to procure their supplies at, Donald. "
Canton  Steel Company
Assay*   &  - Metallurgist,
CHAxmtooi-r. b. c.
Surveys,  ol   Minor-il   claims.  Kouds,
.Mines, eic.
Windermere, Goldeii and Donald
Mining- Divisions.
Tin* Kinf.1 l.iijiKii^ -in,!
Ci»iii-.- nnd Met l-'iii-iiisliort
IiiKinii in 'I'dwn.
J.   I.   GATES,   Prop.
Agents  at Windermere  for  the California Giant Powder Co.
B.   JP.   COOK.
Livery,; Feed   and   Sale   Stable.
Fort Steele, I J. C.-
Everything Stri.etly J^irst Class
v     Next door to Ike ProHjieclor.
.    XMASyi
IS    NEAR    AT    HAND
Don't Delay f
To   get your  Photo taken
at once to send' to your friend.
P'ppef ■' THE '
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