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 iX-f  ii*  a*  tth  4fi  4 -,  '.V  ^���MC"*    *s  Vol. iu.  BORT STBBBB, B. C, SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 1904.  No 2.  EAST  KOOTENAY.  (  Increased Interest in Placer Min  ing.���Expansion and Growth of  Coal Mining  Mill   I'or   coal   mining activity  tho'Showing-made by East Koolonay   in   I.IO'!   would' be poor in-  dood.    The'conditions which retarded (In; expansion of   lhe  si 1 -  ver-lead ��� mining   in West Koote-  liiiy were equally unfavorable lo  -   a,c1ivify in 1he silver-lead   mines  "Ol" this seel ion, and consequently  lhe only ini'iieoJ* importance continuing product ion wlis llie North  Slaral  Kimberley,    from . which  lor the.major portion ol' theyear  shipmenls t.o the Nelson1 smeller  were maintained.   La'e this summer. Iiowev'er, lhe Sullivan Coili-  ���  pany was successfully reorganiz-  ,    ed and its indebledness removed  by .-in issue ol debenl u'res or bonds  niind,  work* 'wa.s  j-esumed  at the  iiii in.*, n shipment ol* oro from (he  dump   boil)"   made  after   it had  became known lhat a government  ,   bounty on lead had come inlo ef-  feel.    Again,  recently,  preparations were ordered lo bo made at  lhe' St.  Eugene in readiness for  tin*, resumption of shipping operations   early, in  the spring,  anil  in general the ouliooK" Cor a very  .���   active season'm 1.10-1 is,distinctly  favorable.    In   the   Windermere  districi,  tin; Paradise mine continues   lo   enjoy   precedence  in  point of productive  importance,  several shipments of ore  having  been made, iinlil   recently,  when  these operations were suspended  ���during ' the "in.s1allat.ion   of   an'  a'ei'ial tramway, by  which in the  limire (lie oro will be more economically handled. ��� Several other  ' properties-   in this local.I��y   have  been   developed   "with   success,  including Ihe Ptarmigan,  which  , is proving a vor,y valuable properly.      The year, has   witnessed1  an,increased interest in. and   dc-  volion' to! placer miiio'working.  Several important develo])inen1s  in     this   regard   having   taken  place.    -The chief centres of  activity   have   been   Wild   Horse  ' creek-. Perry creek and Hull river  A   coinpany   was recently incorporated to carry out a large   undertaking  on   Hall'river, the intention being to'dam the current  of   tho   stream   above the falls,  convey   the   -.valor    through   a.  Hume,    using   it for  power purposes and the generation of electricity:   and   work the bed of the  sirean for golcl when the stream  has   Ihusobeen   diveried.      The  project is a bold one.  and future  developments  are  a wailed  with  much interesl.  Hut of 1111111111- developments iu  East Kootenay, all else fades into itisignilicance in comparison  with the remarkable growth and  expansion of tin; coal mining industry in the Crow's Nest Pass,  produclioii of lale having been  quite double lhat of liKH'. averaging about 7('.'i(in tons monthly  Very large installations ol machinery and olher equipment  have also been made during the  pail year, including lighting by  electricity ihe mines al Morrisey  The number of coke ovens at  Michel and Morrisey have been  considerably augmented. with  the result that the fuel require  menl-s of the local smellers have  at length been satisfied. -Despite  the- strjke anil othei''���'interruptions to: ' continuous operation,  tin*, coa.l a.nd coke output .this  year is at least fifty, per  cent/ in  recently been organized in  Monti eal with a capital of four and a  hail*   million   dollars   lo develop  and operate extensive coal mens  ures in the Fording river area.  -Colonist.  Among the Craft.  CONSERVATIVE CONVENTION.  Hon. Charles'H. Mackintosh Elected as the Conservative Standard Bearer.  The regular monthly meeting  of Norlli Star Lodge A.F. S: A.  M. was held in Masonic, hall  Tuesday evening. There was an  initiation.  rPho next regular monthly  meeting of Rooky Mounlain  Chapter. R.A.M., will be held  Tuesday evening January li'lh.  al Masonic Hall.  DAILY MAIL SERVICE.  Three Cent Pare on Jennings Line  North to Morrissey.  The Croat Northern has announced a reduction in its pas'-  senger rales between Jennings  and .Morrissey. The reduction  is to three cents pei;mile, like  all other* portions of the line.  The reduced rales went11 into  ell'ecl January 1st.        '   .  The United Stales government  lias made arrangements for a  daily , mail service between  Jennings and Gateway.  The above changes will ' be  muchapprecialed by 1ho.se who  live ,"along.,.fbe*t;;lino, and the  traveling ��� .public which have  business in British Columbia..  News Notes.  Hon. James Sutherland,,minister of public works, says that  Port Simpson will be the'- terminal of the * Grand Trunk  Pacilic.  The1 "United Slates wants  China to keep out of trouble and  preserve peace with.,Russia. ���'  Japan has been promised a.*  war loan in London. .   ,  H is reported that the coal  mines at Prank, Albt.. have been  closed down indefinitely.  1  London   papers   are   sending  war  correspondents   to  the   far  east. ��� --.--.=---"-7  it is now. .stated that the  Proneh islands of St. Pierre and  Miquelon would prefer annexation lo Canada rather than to  the United States.  ��� The United . States fleets on  either side of lhe Isthmus of  Panama are being largely rem-  lorced. ~j  At a, tarill' meeting in   the Mid  The Liberal .Conservative convention for the Kootenay constituency met at Nelson Wednes-  da.y and nominated Hon. Charles  H. Mackintosh, of Rossland, as  candidate for , tlie Dominion  House.  Hon. Robert* P. Green was  elected chairman.  Thomas Taylor. M.LA., of  Revelstoke placed in nomination  the name of Hon. C. H. Mackintosh, of Rossland.., Robert Weir  of Nelson, aiid Donald Guhn. of  Rossland. seconded the nomination.   '  J. A. Harvey, of Fort' Steele,  was placed in nomination by G.  H. Thompson.    ���  The name of Charles W., Mc-  Ann was put before the convention by Lea'nder' Hanna. of Kaslo  After the nomination /was duly  seconded lhe nominations were  closed.  ��� i i'  Mr. .1. A. Harvey then withdrew his name. 'He charged the  Dominion government wilh neglecting the wants , of , British  Columbia. .' , .  The official ballot was then  taken and resulted in the selection of Hon. C. H. ' Mackintosh  as the standard bearer of the  Conservatives. The result of  the ballot being. Mackintosh 24,  Mo Ann N.  The, nomination wa.s received  with the-greatest enthusiasm.'  Mr. Mackintosh was called on  for a speech, and in, responding  spoke 'warmly'of the record  made by the Conservative party  under Sir John" A. Macdonald  and'for what the parly had done  for Canada.  Mr. McAnn, the defealed can-1  didale for the nomination, made  a neat and forcible speech in  which he stated thill, he would  take off his coat and work with  all t,he energy that there was in  him to secure tho return of Mr.  Mackintosh.  The committee on resolutions  reported the following .resolutions:  Resolved, that this convention  hereby expresses its full confidence in Hon. Richard McBride  and his government in the pro-,  vincc of British Columbia.  in the dining room of the ('rand  Central hotel and partook of an  elaborate feasl. during which  vV'eirriner's orchestra discoursed  sweet music. Protection, protection-pure juid .-simple ajid lhe  highest protective tarill* was the  key nolo of. the speeches - delivered at lhe banquet,  SOUTHEAST KOOTENAY MINING  Quartz and Placer 'ilimag in the  Fort Steele Mining District���  Mining Records of Interest.  DISTRICT NEWS.  Morrissey News.  Dispel Ic'll. AI.el ll*.*ejy "\1 iiiu--.  I*1. C. Winkler has been transferred to the Coal Company's  office al Fernie.  J. McGregor, of Nelson, is  acting Inspector of' mines for  this dislrict in tlie* place of A.  Dick' who is talcing so rue holidays. Mr. McGregor'arrivod in  lown last evc-innr.'.  Commencing. Monday fist.li  Dec..' the regular way freight  trains running between Cranbrook   iind   Macleod   will   carry  I , '  passengers. These trains in  connection ..with No's 'i and 4  will be ample to accommodate  all local travel and requests for  permits.lo'ride on other freight  trains will not bo considered.  The inquest on the death tol"  Stephen l-Junter who was accidentally killed in the Coal Creek*  mines was held on Monday evening at Fernie before coroner  Forbes. RIoven witnesses were  examined, and the jury had no  difficulty in agreeing that no  censure was due to anybody.'  The only 'point in which any  doubt existed was a boom stick  which had been displaced -near  where the accident occurred -by  men on the preceding 0shift.  Porter,, the companion "of Hunter  had taken the idle support lo  assist in limbering where ho was  working.. The mine inspector  stated that Porter had done tho  wisest thing.  The past year hits been quiet  in,Ihe Fort Steele mining division and bin little more than assessment work has been done on  the various properties, with the  single exception of Ihe North  Star, which ha.-, been a fairly  constant shipper.  In placer mining Wild Horse  creelc, Perry creek and Hull  rivor have shown a considerable  amount of activity, and several!  companies are at. present either'  engaged in ���working their properties or are making arrangements for the early development  of 1heij- holdings.  On Perry creelc' four'largo  companies have been operating  by hydraulic mcthods'and very  encouraging prospects' have resulted" from the working of the  lop gravello bedrock.  WILD   HOKfilO   lAUiKK.  The pasty season has witnessed considerable activity in  Ihis historic old placer camp.  Six companies have been operating hydraulically, and results  were moderately satisfactory.  The present creelc bed proper  has been pretty well worked out  but the gravel banks on both  sides of tho crock*, having a  ���()��� to  40 feet, and  pecting- during the past'year,  t hat fewer assessments.are-being  performed, also that the poorer  prospectsjiavc been weeded out.  Onci hundred and sixty-nine  claims are, held under crown  grants or-certilicates of improvements.  Three hundred'and thirty-five  certificates of work were issued  in IM:?.  One hundred and ninely-threc  new mineral locations were recorded in Mid;;.  The total number of existing  claims in Southeast ^Kootenay i.s  fi.lO.  Eighty-seven transfers of mineral claims were made during  the your.    '  The number of free miner's  certificates issued -was an even  ion.  The production of the Crow's  Nest collieries show an increased  production of at. least oO'/�� over  that of 1902.  ' - ALL NATIONS INVOLVED. .  If Russo-Japanese War Starts it  May Last a Century.  thick*ness  of  ii ��� , ,i  have  been   proved   to  be fairly  rich'in gold.     Water is abundant  ( Fernie News.  dvauco of,any previous acliiovi  a  ���ment': i.u  Devon election a riot ensued preventing the Chamberlain speakers btfing heard. -  A crisis is at hand in the far  east. , * The landing of American  marines is significant that the  danger point is near.  President Roosevelt i.s both  praised and blamed for his  actions regarding Panama.  lOaslern Canada and many of  the Atlantic' coast states are  shivering in below zero weather.  Mining Notes.  There is not a mining district  in Lhe Province of British Columbia, lhat doesn't report progress  during the year past.  During the last year California  produced., twice as much gold as  Alaska, and Colorado more than  three times as much.  '  The product of miiies/' and  forests   for   1.)();'   are   valued,  at  Kii-.tii tin* l-'ii-i- !'u*-,N.  A neat little building has been  erected at the rear of Ihe Coal  Company building, to be occupied by lho geological department where Mr. Mchlvoy will  have his headquarters.  Several coke oven doors were  smashed in by malicious persons  on Wednesday night. This results in the loss of the coke, and  and if not. detected in fime often  .Resolved. Ihal each and every |serious^_i.njury   is   done   to   the  oven itself. Naturally certain  associations relate this act with  the row^of Sunday evening. The  police are looking for the  offenders. -  .   "An unqualified success!'" i.s a  general   term   which   expresses  1 i  I he opinion of the many guests  who attended the second annual  ball and reception of'Kile River  Lodge, A.F. it A.M.. held in  Princess Hall on New Year's eve  Mii  ���cl.  Crow's  < es  ass ('oa.,1 Company,  which  has heretofore* enjoyed a monop-  OK)':  IS.  report,.*  a re I o be.re  lied   upon,   to   shortly io expe  ience   competition   in   the    coa  .OOO.OOO.  As compared, ���'with  person nominated at the convention as a candidate to contest the  constituency of Koolonay. and  their nominators and seconders  do pier/go themselves to loyally  support and assist in the election of the successl'ull nominee.  Resolved, 'this meeting, con  vened for the nomination .,of a.  Conservative candidate to contest the constituency of Kootenay at. the next general election,  heartily expresses confidence in  !v. L. Borden and the policy he  has expounded since becoming  leader of his Majesty's loyal opposition at Ottawa.  Members of the executive  committee were then elected a.s  Jollows:���A. H. Macneil. of  Rossland: John Houston, of Nelson; William Hunter, of Sloean;  T. Taylor, of Revelstoke; R F  Green, of Kaslo: Harry Wight  of Yinir and��� :(*���!'. T. Rogers of  Cranbrook.  Tlie executive committee  selected A. :H. Macneil of Rossland as president:   G. T. Rogers  Windermere Notes  Cri  ni-rooic,  vice-president  I'leim 111.* Otile'i'op  On Tuesday evening Columbia  Lodge No. .'i>, A.F. iv A.M., installed the'foi lowing officers for  t he ensuing year: R. A. Power.  W.M.: G. A. Starke, 'Ar. Warden: R. W. Patmore. Jr. Warden:  J. Kidman. Sr. t)eacon: 15. Sfod-  dart, Jr. . Deacon': E. .Smyth.  Inner,Guard; C. Cameron, Tyler  F. AT. Russell and K. Ilewelson,  Stewards;.- J. C Pitts, Sec*-  Treas.        hyh. ���:   '-\.  Percy La.lcc rode  fro  All  I'Ki;  ar  l!.'0'i -has 'been   a-i William    .1.-1 uliter   of   Slbean    as  fairly prosperous'one for  Col ii in bin..  K  riMsli  ���crefary  a.nd treasurer.  The product.o'f East Kootenay  This concluded tlie business o  t.he convention.   ���  a!  mines, coal and coke a,re', valued "disusgatks KNT.KitTAiNi.oiJ.  ;'r to Golden last week   to visit  it i.s irieniis  tlii  In  the east. it.  would be eonsidoied a great feat  lor a. hoy <>'  i y  ears to rule  )f  ins  ponya distance Of over -SO miles,  but our boys think little of  such  trade, ��� a,  new. company  having  .'it  ,000.000.  Some 70 persons were present1.! rich  and   pipin."   was  carried  on  all  1    i /  through l! .a season. Theontpi.it  of gold foi', the past year is estimated at about feT),000. ,     ���   -  HULL  HI VIOIt  PLACIOKS.  Probably the most important  and costly enterprise in the district, at this time, is that of diverting the water of Bull river  Ih rough a large Hume 10 feel in  width and two and a half miles  in length, for the development  of power, and Ihe working, of  the bed of the,river as a placer  mine. ���        ..���-.=.  During the past summer, The  Gold River Mining and Power  Company have built a wagon  road from the main trunk* road  lo this property,, a distance of  over a mile. ' Mess and bunk  houses have been erected: and a  twenty-foot right of way for the  big Hume has been cul out and  graded for two and a half miles.  A number of men arc employed  in getting out limber preparatory to the installation" of a  sawmill. The lumber will be  used in the construction of flic  big flume. An electric, power  plant, also ��� modern hydraulic  machinery will be installed ne.vl  .summer, and the coinpany haye  every confidence that the properly will yet yield them hand-  Mime returns.  f.-l'.-.J-TZ   MININi*.'.  Quart/ mining iu the Fort  Sieele division has not been as  marked a.s was anticipated: comparatively bul little has been  done among Ihe big silver lead  properties. AI the Si. lOugene  no .shipments were made: operation*-, a I the Sullivan were at a  standstill for the greater part of  lhe year. The North Star has  been the only shipping mine in  this district, during the past  year.. ���-'���.'. ;  The syndicate, owning lhe   im-  Ba'ngor, Maine, Jan. ;">.���Dean  M. E. Walso. of the university  of Maine law school, who for 12  years held an cducatioua! * position in 'Japan under lhe emperor  says that iu the event of conflict  between Russia and Japan, "a  man who, at 27) years of age  ���hears the' tirst gun fired .will  never live to soedhe end of the  strife."  ���']<, will take .from SO to 100  years to,sot tie matters," he continues: ''not that 1 mean that the  a  whole world-.will be engaged in  the battle, nor that -.the globe  will be despoiled, neither do 1  mean that England will not be  Fngland, or -that Germany'or  the United States will not, bear  the same name, but there will be  a succession,of terrible wars iu  which all nations will be 'concerned. In the end Cl'iina will  be a greatly enlightened nation,  and the question in the far east  will be settled forever."     0  Christmas at Wardner.  iiicn.se  deposits  of   iion   at Pull  river did but little   work*   during  past  Season.  The  claims  have been surveyed  preparatory  to crown granting.  RIOCOKli.S, Kl'lt  Tll'iO   l'AST    ViOAK.  The following list shows  that  there has been a decline iu pros-  In connection with above, a,  very successful .and enjoyable  evening was spent in the Public  School-room at Wardner on the  .'list. The school-room which  was very tastefully decorated for  the occasion with mottoes and  evergreens was tilled to overflowing. Mr. W. T. Johnston,  Presbyterian Missionary presided. The programme, of the  evening in question, which was  both, varied, interesting, and instructive was contributed mainly by the pupils of the school,  who were special^prepared by  Miss Brnntin'(teacher) Miss Don-  ohoe. and Mr. Willson (station  agent at   Wardner.  The action songs, choruses,  and dramatic dialogues clearly  demonstrated Miss Druntin's lal-  out and industry a.s a teacher,  and she. and Miss Donohoo well  deserved the unstinted praise  their pupils finished performance  won for them. On the motion  of the chairman a very hearty  vote of thanks ua.s passed lo all  those who contributed in any  way to Ihe evening's entertainment.  Satisfied with Southeast Kootenay  I1..VV.    Ross   returned  during  the week*   from a   trip    into   the  mining  districts  of   the States,,  especially  some  of    the 'newer  camps,.and, upon'his return siiys.  "that   upon    seeing   conditions '  the nr  lie   feels    more ''satisfied  with the opportunities in South  east   Kooteiiiy.   There  enterprise  th  ere  and  I"'  s   mor  ospec  Is  being:  developed, not so promis-  m j.  as th  e prospects here.  V  ���/fC  T- THE PROSPECTOR   FORT STEELE, B. C„ JANUARY ii,   1901
itaKUUUi^jJumiuJB. t3iz&£zrr&:
Is " tHe StitcK in Time "
j   when epidemics of any kind
1   prevail;   when changeabl
j   weather makes " catching
»   cold" easy,
jf        At the least sign of
').    fatigue,   chilliness,   or
y   faintness, take a cup of
I'i   hotBOVRIL.   It will,
,    bstahlisiied   isas.
A.  B. Grace,
gf-lHiHKg^^ &ft ^
Headouarters   for   Mining   axsd   Commercial   Men
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All    Modern
BOVRIL is jtxst as good as a. p»-ever*trve
els it is as a restorative.   ,
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THE PROSPECTOR, is published
every Saturday, and has a guaranteed
, circulation larger than any other papei
in Kast Kootenay. It is ail home Printed
and contains double the news' of (any
Tther paper in the district.    ,
As  an   advertising   medi>:.i*   it   is* un
Devoted .6 the upbuilding of Fort Steel**. thf-
development of the vast mineral resourr'c*, of
Ihe East Kootenay mining district
'Subscriptions  S2.00 per year
Advertising rates- made known on application
Contributions are solid-ted from,all parts of the
district, but all matter intended for publication
must have the writer's signature.
©Jj£ $JX08pZCt0V.
SATURDAY,,.J AX.  !).   19U4
<** ■ ^HIS year promises to be n
•■* great year in the Fort
Steele district'., in the active
search for the yellow metal, as
well as the output of galena, and
(the indications are that it will
not be long before tliis (li^trici
will give VVost JCootemiy und'the
oilier producing districts of tho
province a lively-race for supremacy.
■y.      /.-      *
There i.s no doubt that thib
year 'will fjiec ;i great, intcrosi
taken in IJritish Columbia, not
Uelone in milling speculation.'but
legi'tiinate mining—a branch of
industry which has come to be
regarded a.s among the safest in-
vestinonts the country has got
now. -Many large financial
groups are on the lookout for
good golcl or copper 'properties,
and some of the best people are
going into them. Southeast
Kootenay should well come to
the front this year.
What     Southeast      Kootenay
now requires to place her  in the
LAjrt   Stet'lu   during   the coming
■«• ■» 3.,
TrviiiH' to run a business with-
out advertising is like trying to
burn a lamp withiiVit oil
ll is 'ii mistake to think drinking liquor will drown troubles.
I: will llo'it flicm.
* Jr  '      **.
Our friends inav sometimes
think of us. but, our enemies
ofteu speak,of us. .
•    "  X ", *  *     ;',
,Dout curn.overa,new,1 oaf uutil
you have somethiug sensible to
write on lo page.
, One bad tuati eau' do more
harm in domoralizius" a community than three righiteous men can
do srood.
Large    Sample    Rooms   for    Commercial   Men.
sec-?*?"**" %*'■
Itfatters Political
In Conservative circles it is
slated that W. R..Ross. M.P.P.,
of Fernie will support the nomination of Charles Mackintosh.
The Liberals . of Li Boundary,
.district will make a   stroti"- .pull
' ' "7 '
to  secure    the   nomination   for
'Duncan Ross.
The    Dominion <£renei"dl   elec-
*i '**      '
tions are not Likely to be   pulle"d
oil*  before 4noxt  May   or   .Tune,
Siiys the Nelson Tribune.   '   ■*
, <.*'
' At a meetinsr of the Port.
Steele Libera! Association *Dr.
FL Watt and tl. Kershaw, were
elected asdelegates fo the nom-
inaling contention to be held in
Nelson January li'. L. W. Patmore was elected as alternative.
'    p NOTICE.
,, iN'oiico is hereby "ivuii that thirty
flays after flatf* we intend to apply to
tho Chief Commissioner' of Land.-;  and
Work*, lor a special licence to cut and
c*;lrry away tiinbei'from the following-
dc-cribed hind*- in Southeast Kootenay.
Goinin.MK'iii'i at a post planted on
the C. I'. Ii. line about 40, eiiains* north
of  the   -St.   Mar\\- J liver thenee north
The Mining Center of South East Kootenay
, I
The Largest
Mineral Areas,
and the Most
Coal Fields on the
American Continent
are Situated in
South East Kootenay
si ,
Grazing and the
'i   <- ,
Lumber Industry
r i t
are Prominent
Features of the
front rank of mining districts   is Mo  chains,    thenee   ua^t   so   chains
first, capital; next, time and the
construction of the 'Kootenay
Central raihvay.
Europe has turned its attention to-the war clouds in the far
east. The storm has been long
gathering and i1k>_ present
threatening aspect was expected
The political meteorologists are
agreed, however, that the cri-d.-.
is very real, and unle****. the wind
speedily changes the tPmpe-vt
■will soon break.
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The meeting of the Legislative.
Assembly of the province will be
looked forward to  with great in
terest. \
¥ -jl -(- ' '
The coming year will no doubt 1
be the beginning of an era of;
mining prosperity in the Fori '
Steele miniyg division.
It is gratifying'to observe that
all recent.reports roceiv.ed from
. mine owners'iind' operators indi-
caU; progress t.ovva.i'fls tho.es.lab-
I i s 1 i n i e n I of 'the 111 i h i 11 g i i i d n s t. ry
of Sbutlieasl,; K'lim.iMiay. oil a
sou lid basis.
*, ■'»    »
A-large number of mining pro-
motors   an.;     ox peeled    lo    \-isit
thenee *-onth SO chain*-, thenee webt SO
c'hain-r to the place of bog-inning1 containing 'i40 acre.-.-
.1. -MKAG1IKI. .-,-  P. HOWE.
Untert U.'c. r_'th. 1 fitly.    ' 52
Xotiee i- hereby >rivcn that thirty
day- after date 1 intend ro ajiply to the
<'hi.*f t'onnni.—ioner of Land*- and
Work**-1 for a \ we-nty-one year lease to
cut and carry away timber from the folio w-in ir (Ic-i-i'jb.'d land- -itnate in South
Ka-t lvootenin DNi l'ict. < 'oinmenciii"-
.U a j;o-t jilanled at thi* southeast corner of Loi l^i)7. thence west four miles,
the-eji-c -ii ith tv.o and one-half mile*
more: or le—- io the International
Hunndiiry Line tlience ea-t aionu; said
lioiindary I.me four mile- more or les-
in -oiitiiui-i e-oi-ner ol l.ot Joill. thence
north Um and one-half miles alony
ftceli'rn lioiind.-ii'v of Lot -).*>!))   to   point
of COe'.'llIlencel'jcn!.
Dated   Hec .  ^1-1.   I'JII.'I
->■! -MJTIIfi:  M.   FK.WVICK.
The proposed Crow's Nest and Golden Railway will pass
through Fort Steele and Tap the Greatest Mineral Belt of the
Choice Business and Residence lots for Sale
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Apply to '"'.,_
R. L. T. Galbraith,  Townsite office.
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24 Pages   :   Weekly   :   Illustrated.
'    J3 per YEAR. POSTPAID.
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H; REINEMAN, Proprietor.        Fort Steele, B. C.
Largest   and Most Up-to-date Hotel in   East  Kootenay.
..'^'"f^t, -Srfi THK PROSPECTOR,  FORT STEELE,  li   (\, J AX L" AR V
!'. I'iOi
^hhe "0r0$pz£X0t
-.at i; i id \v
At Oi'ow's Nest Collieries.
In   a  roreiil    interview.     Mr.
Archibald     Dick.    Inspector   ol
coal and meUilliJiHou-^ mines I'or
E.isi K'oolcn.iy,   stales   that   the
. output ol coal   from   the  Crow"*-,
Ncsl Pji.ss mines was steadily, in
cn'iisiiiii     Tlie luitK'-e ai   Michel
ii'iw turn ont  I, luu ions ol coal a
_ d i'v. .md c i el i un in I h sees ,i   si iii
i.'ie',it('i   out pal       Al    .Morrissi'v
there litis been   eniisiilei able   fit;
lav in ope j ,i l.i oils flu i in» till* pa si
lot 1 nit-hi on mi-   lo   a
slide which ulocked llu
which   is   -.1 ill    o|\ in^
All   bit!   lorlv   nl   lIk
owns   at   lhe   Morrissey 'mines
are now li:ii*dietl and as  soon   a.s
those are completed lhe  work* ol
turnini!   onl.  coke   will   be commenced there     At Michel about
ll'.!) oi (lie new  lot   ol"   ovens   aie
ready, wilh.-bont sixlv  more   lo
coniplele        The    electric    li<;hl
system, on which woi k hits been
uoindr   on   .it    Michel    for   some
lime,   was  completed   earJy this
wotjk. and Iho liiihL is now ifirn-
ecl   on
Notice is herehy -,'iveu that within
sixty da>s after date I intend to apply
to   the  Chief   Commissioner  of Land*.
Notice- is buret..". (jneii that, Unity ilavs niter
.lute we   Hie umlert.igncd,   intend   to   .ipiih
to the CliieiComnnssionci of Lijnds hihI Woiks
. ,.,     .       ... . i at Vutoiid, 1? C, for a license to piosl'ett foi
md Uorle,. Metoiut. loi" permission to   coul and Petroleum on the follownii?<U"-rribc.i
uirohase the following described hind: | lands situate in Southe.n-t Kootenay. IJntisli
Conjinenciii" twenty chiiins south ol
the northeast corner of LotoSOO, thence
forty chains east, thence forty chains
south, thence lorty chains west, tlience
forty chains north to point ot commencement, contitimii"- 1(>0 acres.
Dated Kith November. 1903.
il (J EORGE DOUGLAS. Locator
N'olie c is In i< |j\ gi\ en that tin11\ ii i\s .ellci
date i mle-iid toap|il\ to tlieChiel Coimnission
ei ol Land*, .mil Wc.il.s at Vieton.i HO leu
i Tin n(\ ono win uiul'C-r Lease oie-i llu foi
ImiiiiK J.inds.iii Ninth j;.ihl Ivt.cjlcu.i*, -Coin-
iiuik in„' .it a posl planted on ilii-msi bunk or
111" III lltl - | Ll" Ivt'oleiiuj.liui i about -even n-.ilis nonli oi
Lot IV'IS iheiKc east U'O eiiains, lliont e- soiuli
Ml ill.mis thenee eiist 1(1 eiiains, thent".koiuli sn
eliuins thence easl 1(1 e h.iins 'ilieni e soulli •.■III
eliuins liu nee eust 10 < hams ilient e semlli Ii.ii
moieoi less lo tlie iiorlh limit of said Lot 4">'ii.
Ilieni c ucst aloiiK siuil noilli limit -i 10 ehieins
llli nee noi 111 lt.iieli.un-* llientt west 1(1 i-liiiln*.
the. nee noi Ih-Jin eiiains tliuncc nest  luili.mis
ll ie noith niic hams  liienee west 1-20 chains
tilt Pie noilh "(Uhaln--  llieiue eust •.IM (Hani-,
Lo plate of lii-giiiiniiu        fl f
llaU'cl this 17lli (l.i% nl N'ow-ml.e-r, I'm*
~-'C ' .ioiin j:\vjn
line, and
t toiible.
±.'(1   coke
The wires have boon
c.irriud .".(li) fed, into Ihe No. S
Iniiiiel. which ts now lit by electricity, and it i.s likely thai
further extensions will be made
Irom tune to lime in lhe mines
Interesting. If True1.
London, .Jan. 7—All Wales   i.s
jnsl    now   disctis-sini'   a   strange
tide   ol   a   pi'ophec-.   ol   woe re
ported irom (Jie town of Bethes
.Volioi- is heieb, Ki\en thai Unit} ilujs itftei
elan- i intend to apph to tliu Clnel Comims-
sionei til Lands and Woiks, Vinoiia foi a
Tueniv-ono \uai liinl.ei l<*.isu.o\ci the following lands m Ninth K.isl Koote'tiay -Coin-
inciiciiiK -it a liost plained on the east  bunk ot
Hie Koot i, 'River'about se^en miles noith oj
LotsVKj llicneeeast SO eiiains thenee noilli
21.1 chains, theme west.JO eiiains thenee ninth
IWHhains ihenic «c-sl It) chains thenee noilli
Mlcliiims ilieiiLi-«(st lu eiiains tlience noith
HiUihuins tlience nest Uleliains tlience noi Ui
Miliums tlience west,.L'Oeliiiins thenee south
Mi chains theme east JO chains, thence south
KiO chains, thence east 10 (hams, theme s'outli
M) eiiains, tlienci* east 111 t hauls, thence south
Kid chains thenee east, 1(1 chain- theme south
Jllli liains Ihence. eii-l l'Ki i liains to llie pl.u e
ol hc-iiinniiij,' '
IJiili-d Ihis 17th dav of NowiiiIili-  I'Kl (
C ANBIIEW 11   CHAl J-f6
.Vol tec   Is   hereby »iven that .'SO davs
-iln*r  dale   I   shall   apply lo the Cliicf
Ivecenl ly.    while   a woimin | ('<>mmissionei ol Lands and Woi ks and
ti \
was wishiiii- ,hcr three-moivlhs
old child (so ihe slory goes) she
was Ihundersli iiclc_1o hear the
baby say. •'|jhv\ cld\ n ol n;idwy
iydd v lluyddyn no^al. m.yii."
muchly 1r.insl.iied ihis means-
•'Xoxl. vcnV will be a lernble
vear. mot hei
The mother, (eriified. laid  lhe
child   down   and   ran lo a. nei»h
bor'.s   house  and   (old   a woman
. ' *
(hero   oi   the  occurrence.      The
woman   al   once   nui   into    the
hon.se and. pickiuo  the child up,
soothed and ctiressed   il   tiwhile.
and then, nail playJully, half  in
earnest,   she  said   to   the child.
••Did    you     tell     your    mother
lhat.     nex'l     year    would    be   a
terrible year-*"   To her unbounded   ,'i.slonishmenl.   the  child   re
plied,  -'Yes. * and
The   child   was
lollowiui- day,   in
of lars-o crowds,   who  discussed
the  story, and spread it lar and
wide Coniiti"      immediately
after lho close of Ihe  prolonged
strike in Ihe sl.ile
"prophecy"    has
lliienced the mint
the  Assistant   Commissioner of Lands
and Works of the Province  ol   British
C'oliiinbi.i. lor a license lo prospect  for
conl  and   petroleum   on  lhe   lollowinj.
desciibed land, situate in the northern
portion ol Lot -toilS. m the southeastern
portion ot Lust Koot"n;i\ District, Brit-
isii Columbia, commencing at .t post located on the western slope of the divide
between British Columbia and Albei'tii
Te-rntor\. two miles west ot the north-
ea-l comer post of Win. K. bchrieker's
claim  tho same bein» the initial post
ol   James  '.\.   .Moore's   claim,   thence
south SO chains, thence east 80 chains,
thenee north   SO chains, thenee west 80
chains n> the place ol   be"inniii}*,,' con-
taitiiiiM   (140 acres, adjoining the chnni
ol Alden .1. Blot hen on the- north.
•lames A. Mooro. Locator
i~ A. L. Andii-son, Af-ctit
Dated Oct. tilth'. liiO'-i.
I ell baclc dead,
"buried the
t he   presence
Points East
quai-ries, thi.s
irofoundly   in
Is ol the super
slitions   lliiou»hoiit     Ihe    lit lit*
via -
Short   Lane
Spokane, St. Paul, Duluth, Minne'
apolis, Chicago and Points East
I'-AST   T1MK ^
Commencing    at    a    po.st    planted twelie
miles norlli of the PliiUiead Kuer and   one
mile cast  of   the   north  fork of Michel free".
anel about heventeen miles ea-st of the town of
Perme   H C, on Block 4*.93, nnd about three
miles «est of  the  «jtershed  of  the  Hock}
Mountains. ljeinKtlieniiti.il post of 12 I Miller s
--outhciisl eornei post, thence noith BO chains
thence west SO chains, thenee soulh (30 eliuins
tlii-m e cast HO chains  lo point of comment c--
tnent  I'ontaimner&Ki ncies
Dated Oct  ltfth  l«J(jt
IC   S  M1LI.KR, Loi-.itoi
\   L. \,VI)E«SON Aifi-nt c
Commencing  al   h  post  adjiicent   to   K    J
j\lillei 's southeast cornei post, ljeuitf the liiitlii!
po«t   of   C     W     Curl aih's    claim      tlic-nte
noith    .SO   chiiins.    tlience    east    80    chains
Iheiu u south SO chains,  thence  west SO chiiin-*
lo place of beginning coiitiiining (M0 acres
IJatcil Oct Hili, iao-t
C \V. Cunuch Lot .noi
A L Andcison Agenl
Oomuieiiciiiif m a jiost planted on tin* noithwcst miner, belli}; John Ostei buifr's niiiiiil
posl, ii.iilli oi inn] adjacent to C \\r. Cuiiai li's
ilaiin, Ihente south SO chains, theme eust SO
i liains ilience noith Wi chains theme west f*n
ilianis io point of lomineni'Cmeiii, coiu,iiinii-r
'140 aci cs
Dated Oil   I'llli   l<fl).t
John Oslei liein   Loctitin
1 \. L Andeisou, A|;*'iil.
Commencing at a po-,1 planted on uoitlicn-i
loinei beiiiif theinitlrtl jiosi ol A L Andeisou s el.nn , nnd iidjaeent m the noi'ilnu-si i oilier ot .lohn Ostmlu-ifj; s tlaun thence south
SO chains, theme west so chains ihence noilh
SUelmiiis tlience eust SO chums to tliu plan- nl
ljc^innliii'conteiiiuiiK i.40 ,n ies. i
Dated Oi 1   I'lth   I'lOl
A   L  Antleison   Locator
\   I.  Andeisou  Agent
('oiniiu'iii'ingrnl ,i post ]iln.ed  on  tliu  siiuih-
jast loruei.  being- the  initial  post ofi'etii«e
Kunk s claim   iinel atljsu-ent to A  L Andeisons
noi tlieast c-oinei po-t, tlieini-  north So cli.uu*>
thenee west SUchaiiis, tlieiue *.(iuth  S« i h.uns
ihence cast til) chains  io place   ot lugininiig
coiitanilnKtMtl acies
j Dated Oct  pith  lltfH
(ieoi„'e I-'unk. Loi.itoi
A. L  Anilei'son  Agent
Comnieiuing.il a post plained  o-i  the noi ill
west loinei    being the  initial  post oi   liel"ii
Hughes s claim and adjacciil  iiiilnoitli  of the
northeast i oi nei ol (leo  l-'unl. s claim    llieiue
south SO eiiains   ihence ea-l ,So t hams  ihence
noith SO t hams I hence \\e~sl *S0 chum- to pint e
ol Ijcgiiiiiiiig, i oiitiiiiiiug i.IO acies
Dated Oct  I'lth   mot '
< Helen Hughe"   Locatoi
A L Mideistm, Vgeiil
Ctinimeni ing at a post planted on the -milli
■west toiiii-i lieing the nuti.il post of Hr .1 McMillans claim, ami adjaieiit lo the noithwcst
t ornei of Helen Flughes s elinni, I bene (■'"noi th
SO i hums, theme east so chains thence south
SO chains tlience west SO t hams to the place
oi beginning and containing i.4ii acies '
Dated Ot tobei lllh, KiOt
~- W  .)   McMillan   Louiitoi
A h Anderson Agent
Commencing at a post planted on the southeast cornei,'being'the initial post oi Hum ty
Smith's claim, and adjacent to the southwest
eoinei of \V' .1 McMillan's claim thence noith
St) chains, thenee west so cha'ns. thence south
S!'chains thence east 80 chains to [lie place of
beginning and containing t.4ll acres
pated Oetobei I'lth   1901
Hanei  Sniilli, Locatoi
_ ' A   1. Anderson, Agent
Commencing at impost pluntetl ou tlie northeast cornei, being the initial post ot ]-' C
llai\oy'h claim, ami noith and adjacent to
Flai vev Smith s claim thence south go chains,
thence west SO t liu ins, tlienci noith SOihams
thence east SO chains to the plate oi beginning
containing e> 10 acies
Dated Oi tobei IHth  win
I--  C Hi"i\ev Locatoi
' c       A  L Anderson, Agenl
Commencing at a post plained on the south
eastcoinei being the initial post of Not man
Oiilespie's claim, and adjacent lo lhe noithwcst eoinei of Mary Mahal's claim thenee
nortli VI chains, thence west 80 chains, tlienci
soulh Stl chains, Ihence east SO chains to the
place of beginning and containing nit) .it res.
Dated Oetobei I'lth. 1110,1
N'oitiiun Gillespie   Locator
"'0 , A   L  Anderson    Vgent
Notice i*-ii<iib\ ..'nm t'lit Hum ila*.s-iuir
date, we tin uiiiliei^iiul intciiu tt. ajiji<-j
to the Chief eoinuiis^ione, f,i L mils and Woik-
atVi. tona ll( ainl tli.- Iiepu-^ Commi'-ioii-
ei of Lauds unct Winksioi Se.uUn isi Kooli n i\
li C, ioi a licenses to pio-peei lor Coal
and l-"euoleum on (lie lollowinj destribid
lands situatedin the -t.utli tastein poition of
East liOotenay. U C — '
Commencing     nt   a     post   planted   about
fourteen  miles  ihjilIi  o.  the   PI uheael Knt i
and about 39miles east of the town  of Feinie
n C , on Hloil*. liOt, and about 'lnee miles es-t
otthenoilii  foik ol .Muiiel  ticel.   and about
one mile  west of the waieishcel of the h'ot k\
Mountain Kimge,  being tlie noitheast loinei
and    initial    post   ofC    H     Kii]ieit's   i liiiin
thenee south SO e hams  Ilieni e west silehin.i*
theiiLe noith so clmuis ih.-iia* ca-t ^Ocli.iiiis n.
point of com nit-lit emeu t ioiii.iiuuigi.io at its
Dated Oe t   I'Mh   pim -    j
C  11   Hup. it   Loi huh
\   i.  Audi iMiii    \gtnt
Comiiic-iu mg   at  a    posl    planted    on     tin
noi tli west ioi m; i   being tlie initial post cji Man
Ne.ill st luim   .md .ulIH( cm, u) the  iioiihta-i
coineiolC   II   Kupeilsdami  them e south mi
i^l.ains. Ihence eust so,hams   llieiue   noilli  sj
chains thtin e wesi Sdi liains to point ol  e one
mem t ineul, i on laming (.10 acies    '
Dated Oct   IHlli   I'/Ol
Mai \ .Wall   Luc .noi
\   I.  AiideiMiii   Agenl
f'omiiu ucnig     al   ,i   p,^i   planted     on    lie,
soulh west i tu n,i. belli!' Un initial jioJt nflsii.ii
M   Layman - i lam,  and .idi,u e-m Lo the noi tli-
wesi   toinei    „f   M,,,.    Xeall h   clnim     th, ne e
noith hOe h mis    ihciHc t-i-,1   sOihiiin-   tin nc e
south SOt hams iheiu e west SOc ham.,  io pomi
of i-ommein, un in   c oni lining e,in ,,, ,,.s
D.iled Oi I   loth, pini
Is l.ll    \1     I.KIII  I I]      LlHlll.il
A   L  Aiulei-on   Agenl
Ct.miiieiifing Kaposi jil.inti .1 on the  south
eu-l cciinei   boing lhe initial post of  niniei   U
Lvmiiu's (luim  unci .iilfiu-i ut tn the -onlhwcsi
eoinei   ol   Isaac   M    l.wii.iii s   c hum    thente
noith .so chains  Ilieni eiit-sl Ml chain-,  llu me
south SOiluniis  Ilium i> i isl so chains to pomi
ot lomaiencement t onl lining till) acies
Da led Oct   10th   I'KH
Nt.titi is herein gnen lhat  thim daj- afwjr
datCA\«'inti.iidioapplj tothc Chief ^'onirm-Mon
ei of Lain!- *md Work- and the A—i-tauiC'om
luis-iomi of Land-and Woi-ks for the di-tnci
of  Kast  Kootenai, for a   license lo  prospect
foi  coal and  petiolcum  on  the following de
stubed lauds situate in  Southeast Kootenaj
about twelve miles north of the International
noundao Line and about three mile-  wc-t of
the Flathead Rnpi
1 Commencing at a post marked southwest
corner of William McGregor's claim (this post
b. ing on the south shore of Cache Lake; run-
east SO chums thence noith SO chain- thence
west SO chains tlience-outh SO chain- to plate
oi beginning and ioniaining(i40acies
William MtOiegoi, Loi atoi j
Angus Camciuu  Agent
Dated full J), c     Iiul!
-!    Commencing al a pom mm ked noi thwi *,
eoi n, i posl oi M   \ New b>'s . laim ami jomni/
i'ic soulh boundiiu ol Win   •Mitjiei'.ji -  elani
i mining ,,,.,.. so c hums iln-iu e south so c hain-
thente west sue li.iiiisjthente  north  w) ch.nii-
to plate oiliueliiniiig containing MO acies
M  A.N'ewby Locatoi
Angus Cameion Agent
Daled (5th Dei     IIHJt
lOlnie i 1.   Lmii.iii   Lue.iiui
tie, ^
\   L   Aiulei-on   Agent
Coinmeiic mg at a pc.sl plciiti d on ihe -oiilli
west eoinei being the initial post ol o L
.lohiison s claim and smith ami ailj.nciii i,,
.M.uy jVenll's claim Unncc noilh su t hams
tlienci ensi SO ehinns ilient e -outh'so chains
thence west so chains io point ol c online nce-
ment, containiiigiiiu nc ies
D.iudOiI   1'Hli   fit) {
(J  L Johnson   Leu aim
A  L   Vndeison  Agent
Cominencmg ai a jio-i plained on   (he southeast eoi nei    being  tin   innial  post    ol   Win
Hudson s chum  antl .iilj.uout lo ihe southwest
eoinei   oi( O     L     Johnsons    <l,nm   Whence
noith  !*(> chum-   the lite west SOchaius, Ihente
soiitli SO chains   tlienci  nest so ihaiiis  to  Lhe
point of ccimmenc ement i oiuaiiiing (.10 aci es
Dated Oi t   loth" I'm 1
Win  Iliidson   Localoi
\   L Antleison    \gent
Comment ins at a  post plantetl on the noith
west  coiner    being  the initial   post tit   Man
Mahal's claim   and  noi ih  ol and a'djat em in
Isaat  M   Ljiiniii's c iiiim  ilicnte-tjiitli socliain-
Ihenee easl so chains  tlience noi lb So cl
Ihence west bo chains  ttipoinl
ment t oiitiiiiiiug i.IO aci'i s
DiLte-.l Ocl   I'lth, 100!
„ • -'*'.ii* IVliiliai    Loch im
A   L   Vnclci-on  Agenl
'i;ommcncf_iigat,iposl planted ou the soulh
west   cornei.   being   the  initial post ol  Miu\
Douglas Dtyu's claim,   anel   adjiucnt   lo   tin
northwest  eoinei   ol   Mm\     Al.ih.n -    claim
thence neiuli so ihaiiis  tlience ciu.l  so chiiins
thenee south *|-ihai.is  llieiue west So , hams
to   point   ot    i oinmenecmciit
1 Dated Oct
1    (.ommi uciug at a ].,j-t maiUcil  noilhi.ist
toinei post oi i: (Audci-on seiaim; and joining
the west boundaiy uf M A, New bj 's claim um
ning south so chains   iheiiee  west SO chains
liienee noi th so c liains thence ea-t;sO i hams I..
pomi of beginning and i oiuaiiiing (HO uc;ies
I"  Anderson, Loeatoi
, Angus Cum ion  Agent
U.ili-tl nth Dec     nun
1 Coiiiiiiciiiliig ata post inaikeel souiln.i-,1
tonic i po-t ol I M llbdsun'sclaiii, and joining
tlio'iioith boimdaij of 10 Aiiclcrsiui s i luim
1 milling noi 111 SO chains, thence west SO ehain-
ihenic south so ehniiis thence east M i liains
to plait- of beginning sind containing yin neie-
o I  M   ilotlson, Locatoi
Angus Cameion   Vgeiil
Dated i.ih lice    nun
the-ice ea-t SO t ham-  theiice south SO chains to
p!.n e of beg'uiung containing mo acres
J A Mi C'allum, Locatoi
Align*; Cameron Agent
Dated Sth Der   1903
10 Commencing at a po-t marked southwest
corner post of E E McGregor's claim and join
ing the east ooundaij ot J A McCallum's
claim running noith EO chains thence cast SO
cnains, thence south SO chains, thence west 80
chains to plate of bsjrinmng and containing C10
1"  ll McGregor Locator
Angu- Cameron  Agent
Dated fcth Dec    1«03
^0    Comincncing at a post ma 1 ked northwest
corner post of V .Mc'Callum'*- claim and joining
the south boundarv of r. j:  MiUregors claim
running-outh SO chain- theiueea-t SO chains,
thence noi I h -o i hams  th.-ntc  ne»t SO chainn
to plact of beginning and com.iiniiiu'i.KI aere-
e        V    MiCnHum   Locntoi      ,,
Augu-Caiiieiou  Agent
Dated -th D.-t     I'J«i { ' >
( FORM   J\ )
e omnic-iic c
i oiitiiiiiiug  hio
Vour   ,il tritium
"1 'llllU'l-l-   Ijllllllt'll'
w .tuKi'c! iV St I 'tinI I!
Is railed to
ti .mis of Ilio '
.lihv.iv "  "Tin'
puriVi'l Li'tiitis in tin. world "
\'<>n will (md it dt'sir.iblo lo ride on
telicisu tr.iiiis w lion i^omo |<> :m\ pomi in
the- Kiisii-rr Si.iios or (',in,id;i Tlio.v
lo-Mioct uitli nil Ti jiiscotil inoniul
'L'l-iiiis .md .ill Tn-kol, Aj..oiits s(3ll
I^or furl lie"' iiiforiiiiiLioii. painplilcts
cXc.-iisl.-.iiiv Tit'Uol, A-viil. (.1 . .  ,
Hi.   L.  i?QHD, . ii. A,. HOWiilA     ';
Puss. Aboiit,, ..;       G'oiuira! Ao-enl.,
Xoiiie is heiebv given tliat idclajs aitei date
I intend to applv to tlieChiel Commissionui of
Land-and Works and the Assistant Commissioner of Lands and Woi ks of the l'lovmee ol
,1'iitish Columbia, foi a license to prospect lm
coal anil petrileum on the lollowing ile-i-nbed
liiiitl, sitiiiited in tlie uoithein poition of Lot
JVM, in lho soulliea-lein poiLion Ol Kast Koote-
miy Distnct   Uutish Columbia
Cuiniiicniiiig.il a post located on tho western
-lope of tho tllMde  betweon   Mulish Columbia
hikI Albuil.i Teiiiinrv   thice miles noi th fiom
(he noith  roilcof  a  eieek   (frciiuontl> called
stiuaw Cieek)  wlui h Hows soiitli  about se\en
miles into the I'MnthciU Itiver  lhe same  being
oast   ut  the south  foi k  ot llie  noith   ioik* of
■m-..,    -c ^ m. _ Michel creek, sanl stake being the  initial post
Now Equipment Throughout,   Day   ,„ Aide,,  j    M.ethen s , lam,   thence ■„„,!, SO
~   " " " chains  Ihence east So chains,  thence south so
chains, tlience west SO chains lo point of commencement, containing i.IO acies, adjoining
lhe claim ot Mur\ Lee-Moon* on the noith.
Alden J   Mlethen,  Locatoi
Js A   L  Andei-oii. Agent
I Jut I'll (Jet. I'Mh. I'Kl.i.
I'lth   1001
,. M,uv Dougl.i- |'n> n   Loeaioi
A L Andcison Agent
Cotnineiicing ,u a po-i planted on the
noi I henst eoi nei being lhe initial post ol Win
Hughes'claim and aeliacent to the noiihwes;
toinei of Mai} Douglas I'ewi s elaini. tlience
south SI) chain- (hence west so chains thence
noith SO chains thence easl SO ( h.uns to point
of comincnceinoiit. t onlaiiiing oil) nn -
Dated Oi t Pith   ISO!
Win   Hughes   Lot nloi
A   1, Antleison, Agent
Oommeni ing at a post plimuil on the south
east eoinei   being tliu initial  post  oi   Win   l:
Wheelers claim   and .idjiiieiil   lo  lhe noi tlieast     eoinei     ol     Andy     Kcwioht s      i I um
theme uoi Hi Ml c h nns   liienee west SO thains
thence soulli 80 .chains theme east so, hams
to   point   ol    commencement    iiiul.iimii--   iclo
Dated Oi
I'lth   1001
VV*m   i:
U'liPclei   Liitaloi
L   V nele i son    Vgenl
Coaches, Palace and Tourist Sleepers
Dining and Buffet Smoking- Library
Kor Ticlctits, K.itos. Knldi-rs .uid Kull
liiloriii.ilion.    (Jull on or aik-ross
iiny .it-i-iiL (Jn-.n Xorllit'ni
I tail\vji\ nr
A. U. ('. IJK.VN'ISTON, u.W.l'.A.
612 Fifth Avenue, Seattle. Wdbli.
I'iVtirything Strictly First Class.
Next, door lb the Prospector.
Take nonce-   I hat thn ty tla\ -  aftt i itaie I in-
iciil to  ippl\  to   lhe   Chiei   I'eimmissicinei  of
L mils ami Woi ks, Viciona, 11  C    foi   peimis-
sion lo cut ami cau\ au.n tnnbei from the tol-
lowingilcsc iilieil lands in  .-.out li   K.isl Kooie-
nav  — Commencing nl a pointiO t hams  uesi of
the noillicisl  eoinei   of 'i'    Kobeits'   Timbui
Liiem e  thence noi lb SO chains. Ill em e west SO
chains. tl.C.I..,u n„l.ll. SO ..l.iu...-.   .Jeejnct;   ea.si  .stl
eiiains lo puini, or coinineiicciiieiit.
Dal oil rieceiulier ISrd, I'.IO.-*.      '   '     ,      .    ■       '
•W   ''" '       .   "  HOHIOiri' LAUUIK.
;    '    NOTICE.
Take Notice that sixty clay.s nfter date I in-
lu'iid to malic application to the Chief Commissioner of Lauds iiiid'Wui'lcs, Victoria, ror permission to purchase the following de.scrllietl
hinds,in Soulh Knst ICootenay: Coiimienciiig
iiln .point on the.north bank of Spring Creek,
.ibout oiie-half mile from I'erry creek, tlienci;
west III c-iiiiius, tho'ime north M chains, thence
cast 10 chuiiis, thence .south SI chains to tliu,
point of commencement, containing SO acres.
Dated ill Cranbroolt. October 31st, lOOU.
Notit'o   is  licrohy  crivon  tli.tt, thirtv
days after date 1 intend to uppl.v to the
<'liii'l     Coinniissioner     of L.tncls   and
Works und the Assistani ('oiiiiiiis.sioner
ol Lands and Works,  of  the  Proviin-e
of   British   Columbia,   lor a license   to
prospect for coal and |j«M/rnK-tnn on iln-
follovvino dc-si ,'iln-d land siui.ilod in tin-
tiorrliern   portion   ol   Lot  45SI.'{   in    the
sonthe.ibterii portion of lOast   Koolenay
District, British Coliiinbi.i:   ('onimeni-
mg at a post located on tho   m-st   -lope
of the div idc  bi.'twei.'n Hriti^h (.'oliunbia
and. Alberta'territory  one:   n-ji(.   north
and east of the north; brancdi of a creek
(frequently called S(iiiavvt;reek)  which
Hows Honth about seven miles  into   tin:
Klnithead I.iiver; and east, of the  source
of the ■south fork of the   north   fork  of
Michel crook, thesame  beinir  the   initial: pout of   Ceorere   Brown's   elaini^
tlience north'-SO chains, tlience  cast  .SO
chains,, thence sontlv HO-chains;   thence
ivest 80 chains to the place iifbe«'iiininj*;
i:ontainincr- CM acres.
Oeorjj-e Brown. Locator
A. L. Anderson, Ayent
Dated Oct. 19th. 190S. 48
Notite is heieliv given ih,n ihutv iln\s iliei
tl.ite 1 intend to appl\ to llie l lnei ( omuiis
sionei of Lands and VVoik-.met the A-si-tant
Commi-sionci ot Liinilsand Won*-hi lhe l*io
Miiec ol iiiitish (olunibi,- loi i license to
piospeclfoi coal and petiolcum on the- follow
mg desenlicd land s,tu,itcd in the li'iitheiu
poition of Lot -1st) I in the soiiihc i-tein poition
of Knst Kooteniij Uistiict  Itiin-h Columbia
Comineneiiigiit a nusi Ieeaictl on Hit viestcui
slope of tho divide oetvieen Hiili-h Colnnilua
and Albeita Temtoi\ one mile neenh and
thente Ihiee mile-east ol Hi. i-eutli hi m, h of
neicek (iieciuenth i alleel Sipiaw Cicek) Hhith
lion- -outh about -e\en miles into liu |.'lat-
heiid Itivei and ea-t to the souue- of the -outh
ioi k of the noi tb foil, oi Mu hei,, oek the same
lieing the initial posi of ri I. Cia.i foul -i lain,
thente uoi lb SOc ham-, theme e,i-t Ml eliam-
1 hence south si)i bain- thent e west sih bain- u,
point tit tomineneeiiient i oiitaining 010 ancs
adjoiiimg.l   ICminei sebum on lhe noi th
S   L CniMioiel, Locatoi
';\        ,    x ,       A   L   Vn.Ierson   Vgeiil
Dated Oct    I'lth. l<io:i.
,jmin'i:ral act
(1 OHM   F )
II I 11 le  \ I I    OH   IMPKnVi MkMS
rrr    rein   tat   li:\"iv.   lodi-   ( iU;i
Situate   iii   the   Kott  Slcc-li-   .\limn»
Division ol Kast Koott-niH Hi-lihi.
When* lm-atcd' On Shepln-i d--
(•.'iilch and Bouldc'i Creek. Wild llcuw-
TAKK NOTICK that I, David Newell. I'-i-ee. Miner's Ceililii-ale N'o.
157:1101 ao-eiiti for David (•piilitl,, |,^,.0(.
Miner's Certificate.' No. B(;0O!l7:, intend,
sixty days" IVc.im . the* date ln;r.-ol,,
l.o apply to tl,,.-. Mininjr^ U(.,:order for ii
(,'ertilit:afe of I iiiproveincS.-it.s. for the
purpose  of  obtaininy •--, d-nwn   Oi-.-uit
of the above claim.  --*.
And further take notice that, action,
miller section .'17. must be; eoinnienceci
before the issuance of such (',
of Improvements.
Diited this 1U 1.11 day of Oct.. ltiOS.
■I« DAVID K.  NI-IWKl'jl.
". Coiumeiiciiig ata j.osl 111.11 I;kJ soiithut-l
eoi uei posl ol ,I (1. 1'utii.iiii si'liiiiu and joining ihe hi si bouutlan 01 I M Hudson's claim
inniiiiig i asl SO eli,un- thenee' noilh SOehaln*
thence Host SO i bains, Ihence south SO ehniiis
lo pl.ut of beginning and coniiimmg i.io aeies
' .1  (.'   Putnam, Loc-aioi
, Angus C.uneioii, Agent
Dan d i.th Die    I'm I
H    Commencing ai ,1 post m.ukod  iioithuc-si
eoi nei post of Al   ICeiinc-ilv - claim ami  joining
tlie -outh   bountlniv of.)    c;    l-'iitnain - claim
1 nulling 1,ist SO chains ihence-outh bOeham-
thence iM-st si) e ha 111-, thente-1101 th  SO chains
10 plan-ol beginning and contiiming i.to acies
7<\   ICeunedy   Locator
Angus Cumeion Agent
Haled i.th Uc-c    1'liH
T    Commencing tit 11 j.ost maiked  1101 tliea-t
toinei po-t 01 S  A   MeCallum'selaim and join
ing the hc-s! bomidim of jvr.   K'ciincilv \ claim
i iinning soulh SO chains, thence wc-sl SO e Imminence noith SOiliiiin- thence ea-t SO chains ice
pl lie 01 beginning md conl.mnngiHO acies
S  A  iWiCalluiii, Locntoi
Augu-Cameion, Vgenl 1
Dated i.th Dec    loot
1 Comment ing nl a post nun ked -oiilhea-i
cornei posl of 1 Viuler-on's elaini niul joining
the noilh bouiuhuy of S A Me-C.lllum's e laim
iiiiinini' west so chains, thence noi th so eiiains
ilient c east SO chains Ilieni e south 80chain- It.
plice 01 In-ginning and conliiiiilng tjlo .11 ies
, I   Andeisou, Localoi
c A  Cameron Agent
Dated i.th net , pio;
D Commencing at a'po-i nun ked soulhc-iist
eoinei po-c of A WiIghl'->( I111111 and joining
the cast bountlniv of Win KlcOn goi's 1 iiiiiii
luiming west SOcliuins, the'ice north SOi-hn'iiis
thenee easl SO eliuins,1- ihence south 80 ehnlns to
the pluceol begiiiniiigund 1 onmming old aeies
"* A   VVrighl, Loeaioi   ,,
Angus C'.inii'ioii Ageni
Dated iiih Hec   I'Kl.i
10 Comment ing at .1 postinaikid iiouhcusi
eoinei post ol A M II.15 s chilm anil joining
lhe-outh btuindiin of A Wnght's elniin 11111-
ning -outh -*0 chains thence «<>sl SO 1 hams,
lheiiie noith tl) 1 limns, llieiue easl SO chains 1.1
pl u e ol beginning und 1 ontamiiig 0(0 iicit-s
A   iM   I In v. Localoi
Angus C'a'meion, Agent
Dated i.th Dee     100,!
11 Commciieiiig.il 11 posl 111,11 Iced noilhuesi
eoinei post of 1>' Diusmoic - claim and joining
the cast lioumliii*. of A. Rl Haj 's claim 1 uiiniiig
soulh 80chums, thence cast SO chums theme
noith SO chums tliene e west SO chains 10 place
ol beginning and containing (do in ies
!•■  Dinsnioie, Localoi
Vngn- (;.iiii(*i<iii   Ageni
Hated lelli Dec  , I'lOl
1^ Com'iii 111 ing at a po-t maiked souiliwe-l
eoinei post or A VV* Andeison's claim ami
joining the 1101 th boundau oi K Hinsmoie s
claim lunning etistM) 1 hams thence noilh So
chains I'iciiee wt-l SO chain- ihence south ,-0
1 lulu- to plat 1 or beginning and 1 ouliiinuig 010
V   VV  Andei son   Locatoi
VngussCiimeion  Ageni
Haled (.th Dei     J'MJ*
I 1 Commencing at .1 post muilced iioitlme-t
eoinei po-t ol D D M111110 s I'liiiui and loiuing
the noith boundun of A V-* Audeison's e-hnm
1 nulling -.outh SO chains, tin uce east SO chain-
the ii. e 1101 ih sn e ham- thence \cesi so chains
lophiit nl beginning nnd containing nio ,11 ic-
H H .Muuio Loeaioi
■ \ngu- C.iineion   Agint
[     Dated -Ih Dec    1001
11     Comment ing at 11 po-t 111,11 ked souiIhw'm
1 hi ir 1 posl 01 I:   Jl    Hay s 1 laim  and   mining
lhe  noilh  IihiiikI.iij   01   I)    D    .Minim s 1 laim
1 mining easl so chains   Ihence noi lb   su 1 linnis
I In i» 1    west -0 chains   tin 111 e south s(l t li ,1ns
lo plate nf beginning and containing '.-lo acies
ll  Jl   Hitv   Lneiiioi
Augu-Canit ion,   Vgc nt
Dated sth Dec , I'.IH
IJ ('0u1111111e111g.it .1 posl in.nke.l s.iuiliea-l
1 01 in 1 posl of i: Mi C.illiim s 1 laim and joining
llie \u--l liouiidarv of i: M llaj - ilaim 11111-
iiing west -0 chains tlieuci north Ml 1 limns
(lit nte cast SO 1 hams them e soulh SO chain- le.
plate..I In giiim.-ig and 1 onlaluing i.IO at ies J
I     Mi Callum   Loi atoi
Angus ('aim 1 ecu   Agenl
Dull it Slh He e     run
I'1     (on 111 Iiik  ,1 .1 posl mai kc.l  mu tin usi
(iiiiiii posl of \  .1   Diuiliep - i Him 11 it. I joining
I he  soulh   lioiinoiin   01   1:    via  illuni's e laim
running south so i-hnlns. thence west so eiiains,
tlience iiorlli.S'l .-b.iln.s, Ihence east .Mil chains to
place, of beginning anil containing Oil) acres.
A. .!, niuilop. Luculor ,
.   Angus Caiiieron, .Ageiit
Dill..;.I Slh Dim:., l'.m::.. .
I'-    C in.-iiclng ul a i.ieest inarkeel uortlieiisl
corner  post of: L.   VV'ilghrs c'taim mui jeeinliig
llie iiorlh bciiin.liii-y of K. M. Hay's  claim   run-
ning soulh SO chains.   lbciici*,.\ve.si So'ehains.
ihcncc. north SO i-liiiiiis. tlience cast. SO Vilnius tu
place of beginning nnd containing r.10 ac'res.   '
L   Wright. Locator
Angus Cameron. Agent.'.
'.''Hilled Hlli Dec. I'.Kl".
IS. .Commencing at a po.st marked .sontlieast
corner post of.I. A. McCallum's claim and joining the north boundary of L. Wright's claim
running west SO chains, llii-nce north Sit chains.
Mineral Claim.
"situate lu the fun Steele Mining IjlvNion of
l'a-1 Koote-n.i.  Distiiet
Wheie loiated'    On lhe «i-l   biiincn  of  lhe
SI   Mii}- Kiver
Take notice- ihal J, .lames A Hat ley. Free
Minus Oiitfiii.ite Nn H MiiV ageni 101
Jo-epli H Wright CMC s'(, HtKMir. Cad
I' Coon. ['Ml' \o M14111IJ" Robert W
Itidilell, l-'.M C M, • HT.-.rs' and Octave
Dubois Hue Mluei's Ci ill lit ate No "HiJISOT",
intend si\t} ,1.1 }> fiom the date heicuf to
ii|>plv lo the Jiining Kecoide'i lot ,1 Ccrtilieut'*
01 Jinpioveiiieiiis, foi th- puipo-i of obtaining
a I "low ri Clamor th- alien, clnm
Anel  1 in tin 1   lake   nonce   Hi it action   under
see Hon .t;   iiiu-L he eoinmene e I leefoie thr is-u-
.inteof -uch Con llu aloof Impiou-mcnls
Hati-el this'jiih il i\ of Dclobci   AD    Wn'
■I-- '.I     V   HAHVI-:*,
A man 10 repiesunr "Can* a ha'*"
Gklati:s'|' Xl-kski.iks" m ihe town of
I'1!)!1! Steele and -iii'i-niimlmo counli-y.
and take ordeis for ,
In Fruit Tiees, Small Fruits, Ornamental Shrubs. Roses, Vines
Seed Potatoes, &c.
Stock true to name and H ec from San
•lose Scale. A permanent position for
the ri»hi limn on either salary or coin-
Stone-& Wellington
l'-ONTHILL   NHl-SHIc'llCl
e t
Ovei  800   Vcies
TORONTO,        -       g - ONTARIO
All   work promptly done.
Shaving W> Hair Dressing Parlor
Next to Oiieiltal Hotel
AIL   lvnuls  fif linn* Weak  a  Special!-.
A. .1. OK10Z,
A Direct Line.
poniNeast: Louis-
f">rleans.   and   ,di
To Gliiejoo .md .ill
vi lie, Memphis.. New
point-, ^outh.
See that vein tieket reads via the
Ll-iUXOIS CRXTiJAJ. U.i: Thor-
0110hl.v modern tiain*- eonneet with all
tr.inM'ontinent.il line*? at St Paul and
II .voiii It lends, aie eomtno west let
11- know and we will (juoto them direct
tin- -pi cially low i-.hos now in eik-et
Irom all eastern points
\n\ iiiformation a- 1.1   i-.ue-,.   routes,
ti.. eheeriullj o-iven on .ipplitution.
-I   <*. Lixusr.v. T.V x t a.
N2 Third St.. Port land. Oretron.
11. H. TitLvrncLL. t'cjiinnereial Airent
14-; Thim St., Portland. Oreo-on.
P   IS. TifoMP.sn.v.   P. .V- P.A..   Kooiii
CdIiiiiui Hide-.. Seittle. W.i-h.
Trade Marks
Copyrights 4c.
Aeey.mi'i-i-m1tiitf unite!eh «nti nei.crti.lion mny
quickly n.-.ie-1-lMln our opltilnn frre vfintluir mi
llivi.nl Ion Ih Iirot.-il.ly plilnntiil.lev Ciieiniltcirii.
tliiiniMtrlctlyiiiiiiniliiiitliil. Hiintlt.ooltriii 1'ntnnu
ntilll. fn-o. (lliln-it ne-eiley for nnnnrliiK inttamn.
ralRi1l.11 tiilten tliroui-le .Miiuii ,*i ('... receive
rprctnl miller, witlieiin clnirmi. In llm
Scietifific HMrlcm,
A lmiitI-ionn*ly llliiKirnlett wnelilv. I.i.ru-t*-"!. clr.
i-illnt.loii of any nelinitlllc Jniininl/. '1'i-niK, f.'1'a
yniir; four monllm, »t-  Sold by nil mwiidonlen..
MUNN & Co.3e,BroI",*^• New York
Ilrancli onico. (35 K Ht.. WnablnKton. I). C.
THE PROSPECTOR. T1JK I'lUihl'FA'lOU   F() R T S'J K FLF,  fl. (\   JANUARY '-.   I'">1  c* matting tm*  dMte Jf Jcjor0-pri>ct*or*  SATU11UAV. JAN. il,  1JI04  North Star Lodge  NO. 30.  F. AND A. M.       G.  R. B. C.  FOKT STKKLK   H. C.  Regular    int-eili'*."���1st   Tuo-day   in   eucli  month at eifjht o'clock.     VKitinir Hretliern are |  cordially invited.  ���   Elk Kiver Lo.lire'.  1'Vnne   recular icccum:& 1  held tirst Friday 'o< e-ae-h month. ,  v-nTTTTnTTnTTTymrr/TTTTTTYT-TfTTTnnTTnTTTT-:-  1   LOCAL NEWS. 1  ir =3  viiUUiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiuiuaiUiiiiiiiuu ���:-  How does 1004 look to you?  Our     holiday    visitors     have-  about all returned.  K. ,i. Higbye. Morrissey,   was  in town Thursday.  The political agony   will   coin  mence next montti.  Colonel   Henderson     was     m  town Thursdav ou business.  DavifGriffith was   down   from  Wild llorscocreelc Wednesday.  Miss Bailey   returned Monday  irom a visit to b'cniie.  C. A. Coclv ,was   registered   at  ihtr StrailK-oiia Thursday.  W ii   Forrest.  Morrissey,   \va.-  at Steele Monday.'  The new Year has dawned and  J yet we enjoy tlie mildest weatlier  c'nj^uinj-u-mrLrmnnxu-irim^^^    Imperial Bank of Canada g The Canadian Ml Of G0miH6rC6  CAPITAL AUTHORIZED   $4,000,000  Iii CAPITAL (paid up) -   -   $2,983,896  I ��� '   . REST ACCOUNT      -   -   $2,636,312  t\ Head    Office-Toronto.  -. 'J'. K.'"MKUKITT, President   I). Jl. WII.KIIC, Vicc-l'i-os. and,.'on.  Mini,  aj AGRNTS    IX    OKKAT    UK IT A IN- Lloyd**   ll.uik.   7:2   Lombard   Ml.,  A)        London. '* , o  -i1 ' A (.'ciie'i-nl liiiiikiiit<  I lusiiie-ss'I'l-iiiK-.li'tcd.  l\ Savings Bank Department.-- Iiiteresl.":tll6wcd on deposits.  'j Cranbrook Branch,  HEAD OFFICE--TORONTO.  Paid upC.'ii)ii;i,H-S.r(IO;0(lO: Ht'soi'vx' Fund ���M.OOO.OOO:  A��jri-i;irai(j llc-oui-ccs Out "3-S.l,000,00') Nov.'.'l'ltli.  190:5.  London OlTi'eo; (it) Lombard Sticct, I-:. C.  Ne-i\   V<irlc Otl'iec;  IO ICx^li.-in��e Place.  ���    |3  And 111) lirtinclit'.s in C':in:i(l:i and llie United Stales.  %   Cranbrook Branch.  *  *  .,,   ���,���,.���   n��� ���? :>���   o.anu.uurv uianuii. F. C. MALPAS, Manager.   I  F. H. MARSH,  Manager.   5 ���> 8  l^lIh-rlJu^J-u^mii^>^inItl5^1re^^ I  If. You-  Like   a   Good   Cup   of   Tea   Buy  ��� X' JlX 3lj  H  AMOUS  Cranbrook LoOko, Cranbrook, ret-'jinr uieut  Iiiks held on the third Thursday 0: each month 'I  Ti I)    Koche.   Pincher   Creek.  i wa*s ai the Imperial Tuesday.  Chinese New Year'occurs Fob-  J. H'suop.'^coretary.      J i-vitlVV   1 T-1ll  Rocky Mountain' Chapter    -    'V- -J'- Byivn and George llousi-  , l,P'rrv creek, were, reirisier.-d 'at  NO. 125. R. A. M.  fort stkele.. B. C'  i tin* Imperial Thursday  i .  �� ' ��� , Mrs. T. Feu wick was' a   "'iiest  "   Ke-riilat* meetin^-2nd Tuc-.-day in \oL Mrs. >*,' A.   Waiiinger   Tues-  each month at-ijigbt 0!i'lo..-k. S*-'*'ly-        ' *. .  Sojourning Companions are cordially !     Doii't   you   think    it' is    about  invited. '      '      ! time we had a change of govern���  '                ,                         Imeut'at Ottawa.    .  R. L. T. Oai.HK.vith Serihe'K. j     ,   ;  *" ��� * c  M��  40c,    50c;    an  Cm    Per    Pound  Professional.  |   ',Ru��sian  and  Japanese affair  j'arc*  -attracting  the  attention' of j  ! the public.   Is it war. or no war?  HARVEY, McCARTER & DUNBAR  ,     -ui '    '     '-���  BARRISTERSAND SOLICITORS  OTtANKKOOK.      -      I-.C.       '   '  KniiiU A Hirers and J. Lever.  Marysville. were gues.ts ,at the  Strathcona Wednesday1.  W. R. ROSS  Barrister      -      -       Solicitor  NOTARY    PUBLIC'  CONVEYANCER.   -  Fort, ���Steele,   B,   6  Nurse Moss and her sister  Miss Moss came over from Cranbrook Wednesday.  H  AGENT.  ' T'l-JOM AS    Mo V I TT,I IS  P.'L.S.'tt.C.E.'  Fori, Steele B.C.  Fokt Sti;i:i.i: I)i:vi5[.oi,.mi:ni,Svsi)icjatk Ltd  c,     ,  'lilK Loiitluiiliiill Sli-ccl. London, KiiKliintl  N. A. WALLINGER,        FORT STEELE.  I'ObT OFKICK l!OX 8.  J. G. CUMMINGS  CIVIL    ENGINEER  Provincial    Land   Surveyor  FORrP  STEELE,   13. C.  GEARY   &  DOY.LE.  Livenj, Feed & Sale Stable.  Fort dtucle B.C  Regular  Daily   ht.i.'i.'   mout.-  all  trains at Fort Su-uli.- Jutftion.  SADDLE A*  PACK  IT'JRSKS  lEA.MINtr OV ALL  KJNPS A >\'\ (.1 VI  I 1  DR. SAWYER, V. 5.  Office and Stable  Cornei' of  iS'albrailh and Hazel Streets  Fort Steele, B. G.  OKI'K  10  DAVS:       .Mumlav.    'I'luiis-  day tiii'd Satuhliiy a' 'Sti-t.-lc.   , y   ��� ;  Among- lumbermen, -the all  prevailing cry (is for snow. A  light snowfall would make'business brisk.       , ���  ' ', ' <^1 '    c.,  The shortest day of the season  has come and gone, and .the  winter supply of wood is sufficient to mect��ali demands.  Fort  Steele  Cigar   Store  ���-.'    JOE TA'ENHAUSER,' Proprietor,  Men Wei'den has gone 1oc,the  Coast, it ift reported thuL ou his  return he will be accompanied  1>\* well iruess again!  J. A Harvey represented Fort  Steele as a delegate'to the Conservative convention at Nelson  on .Wednesday.  Political parties in East Koot-  e-nay are organizing for the coming general election fray, and  lhe opposition are not by any  means asleep.  Thos. McNaughf announces  that tin* annual meetinc of lhe  Inland Press Association will be  held in Nelson on the flth and'  loth of January.  Mr. and Mrs. G.-S. McTavish.  River inlet. B. C. Mrs. G. Gurd  and "W. J. Clurd. of Cranbrook,  were Steele visitors on Wednesday  Dr. D. Wilson and E. Reynier  o: Edmonton, visited Steele  Wednesdav. in company with  Dr. J. H. Kiuar. M.P.P:, and A.  Arnold of Cranbroolc.  Tin-; Pkosi'KC'I'oi. wishes one  and all a' Happy Now Year.  And incidentally, the first of the  \ car is a powerful .jiood time lo  pay up >:ili,-scriptioiis  Fort Steele      j;...-  Diamond Jubilee  miss b. moss.      Hospital  MATRON.'  CriietlllU.c eef S|. 'I.iild'-S   lli.*.|.l::.;  \':illc'e'!n-(T; U. I ���  f This ��� I'nst.it.iit inn linn liii'Mi ri'.i'i'.nl l.v  r.!iilin'tfi.'(l .l��,V a'in.'iv vv i 11 lt vvliich i- nie\-.  open for ri.'i:opt inn of pat icnl.^. I''ni-  icriiiM apply t,o  Miss U. .Moss,    or   .1. !.''.���:Smith, Sue.  .Matron.        .   L'Virt Stcolo. !"-.< 7;  Jame-s l-'ergusoii Armstrong,  of Fori Stetile has been appoint,  ed ol'iicial adniiiii.'-.tralor in and  lor Koolenay ('ounty. exceptin^  !or ll.c Ilcvi'l-siolrc and C'oliiinliia  ii -trici-  An (Jtiaw'.i (lispaicli says: "ll,  s irciierally ronci-dcd thai the  i.iesiili. in North lv.cnfi't'vv vvih  iiast.cn lilt; boiiiinion-tiled ioiis,  11, indicates tliatllic title of pith.'  lie .opinion ������ is I'linnin-' strongly  ia 'Int.a ri'o ;i *_-a i nsi. llie Liberals,  aiid >Sir Wilfrid is'not going to  1. elft.'. 'any c.Iumiccs ll is u; (I I--,  sifiofl. t.-h;i,l, polliiie- vvil! t.iiK'e place  lid wciiin   Fcf.'ritarv   |UI h. a.inl 1' M li  I'll I-: 'M ' '���:���',���������.��� ,.1 : ci|,\. ,'.i ,-, ������*������-:'' ���' y I;  ���sli.VI' lli-l.i-. 'ill.I ! -. C 1 <��� lj - lie.- ,-I.IM. ulill.  I��rulli)itly i']c:.lisin,L- jl. ni ill e-nsl:, e.ll. I'VISI , '.te .  11)\ alllllltl.' ten ll).-ele;l llie--. leel leic'IS. slMirlsmern  l-'ri'l- iiiitiipli: mi li'i-'-ll'l e.r-Jc-.fe.i'i.eceslilk't'.  Alhiirl Teeilcj! So.ij. (.v... Mfrs Mtintri.-iil.  A  Pitiu Line 'of       _ .,  Cigars, Pipes and Tobaccos  Billiard cRoom  WATCuiMAICBH  and   ,1 HW'KI.KH  ENGRAVING and REPAIRING  GARLIW   & DURICE  1       J ' o ,  GENEKAL    MERCHANTS   *  PERIODICALS  Toys,   Books   and   Stationery  'on  In. HANSON,-a  Steele,  East ,  Kootenay.  General IVlercHeii-it AND  LiciMor Dealer.'  =3'I Sole A^e 11 IS I'or, the  BE:     Manufacturer oi' all Kinds oi' Lumber,       A largo assort.- *=S  ��= nionl, of seasoned Lumber and Shingles always ~;  ^ " . 011 band l% ^  ^ .DIMENSION     LUMBER      A"    SPRCLALTY."   ' ��  1      .WflSfl. ��� - : BG. J  Port   Steele  Meat Market  Ganton Steel  COMPANY  Tins Steel, is guii.ranteed to be eqnalto Jessop's or  Firths in all  LIaud Rock-Wouk.  So\az Agents  Grows Nest Coal company  Sor^K   Agents  Giant Powder Company.  : Mining   Suppljes  a  Specialty7.  Agenls Cor t.he   MASSKV    IIAIiRIS    CO.,  Limited.      f.  0 Fa^rKLing   ImplGments.  T. ROBERTS. Proprietor.  Fresh and Salt Meats  Always On Hand  iTu..  ifc^r  REPEATING RIFLES  No matter what your ideas or preferences  are about a rifle, some one of eight different Winchester models will surely suit  you. Winchester Rifles arc made'in all  calibers, stylesand weights; and whichever model you select, you can count oh  its being well made and finished, reliable  in action   and  a strong, accurate shooter.  I-'RKE   Send your  niimr unit aJilrrss nn  a iwstul   ���  card    fur   our    Kit    rar.i'.   Illustrated    ciilaloxue.  "���   WINCHESTER    REPEATING   ARMS   CO.  NEW HAVEN.  CONN.  -. Port ' Steele'       ' .  Brewing ' Co.  FORT STEELE,  13.  C  MANUFAOTUI.lul.S     and      BliRWEKfci    OK    KXTliA    PINE  BEER    m    PORTER  SOLD , BY;  THlXl BARREL,  'KEG. 'OR     BOTTLED  Kottled beer i'or fiiniily use a specialty  (|i;'rsii)i-: (.iki/iouk'���(jiy.ic-NSTii'Vr.'r,'^,i?r.QiVipt at'iMontioiiv  SA:ri*S'FA'(niQ:N:GU:AR  ; ���Mutz;���-&  Scott,   Prop's,  I', o., iiv-x to::  IKI.KI'HONK   NO./j  \  j  ���',*-.- i,^.^^.'.c^:u^^^vJ^,'- ^'j--^-.-.


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