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 e>" A  /  c*^L^7t.^K   '/*  t^C^�� s:,     ��.. ��� LJj>  �����  #>4:��S-^Sr*^K.:iX'��-:'*-v;,:X����.5f-iC'��v*..':v'(  3'THE PROSPECTOR HAS HEKX^  m-. * .*;  3*   AJ'I'OINVKD-THK   OFFICIAL   S"  -r- ��':  35     GOVERNMENT   GAZETTE     ��  3fc 3;  *  For South Ksst. Kootcouy. '      �����  ' S:  r^**��>S'*%������������:-��-��!s*s;iS��*��*  ,    '��� 3!  il  *J5*sfc'S!f"*35-��.-Jt-i->Kr-J--.s-:  ���XJ   THE   PROSECTOR   CON-  * TAINS ALL  PUBLIC NO-  &   TICES AND GIVES THE  * LATEST TELEGRAPHIC  * AND LOCAL NEWS.  * 5  Vol. 5.  BORT STBBBB,  B. C. SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 1S99.  No 4r.  .New Advertisements To-aay.  ��. Todd Leon J "UKe d  NfiMice���Arclilo McLuod     ",    S  yfollce���C. H. Edwards     "     8  JTHJE    SUI/LIVAN    GROUP.  Development Work is Being: Pushed, and th* New Machinery has  Sean Started Up. Two Shifts are  "Now Engaged in Sinking on the  .Wo. 4 Shaft.  Tho "ledge proper on this property "has a width of 100 feet, with  a chute of clean ore  00  feet   in  width.    Test pits have been sunk  afc various places bu  the ledge;  fully  ' demonstrating    that ''Us  width is 100 feet.   , Mr. ��.E.   C.  Smith, manager of the mine,  in  an ..interview  with'a  Prospec-  ��� -tor reporter, 'Stated  that at a  , distance of 500 feet from the No. 1  , shaft, a pit was  sank  to determine as to whether the trend of  the ledge was in that direction.  After sinking through G feet of  wash, .porphyry and quartz was  encountered.     At   17>> feet   iron  carbonates wa.s struck.    The indications were so favorable, the  pit- was converted  into a shaft  and sank to a depth -, of, 40 feet,  striking a large body of galena  and iron.    The ore is of the same  character as prevails in all  the  lower workings of the, mine; the  cleavage planes are vertical, and  trend north.'    According to the  present stage of development the  crook, to work on the above  named property. At present  the tunnel is in 2-i feet with a full  breast of ore. Assay returns  gives 18 per cent copper, 5 ozs.  in silver, and $5.Gi5 in gold. A.  W. Bloasdell is the principal,  owner.  Gold, Bug.���This property is  located on the lone mountain back  of Fort Steele, distant only two  miles. Messrs. Eller and Donovan are the owners. ,, Mr.1' Eller  had a beautiful specimen of copper ore from Ihis property on  exhibition on Monday. Tho ore  averages 12 per cent copper, 1G  ounces in silver, and $4 in gold.  We.  learn   that' a large deal  large  is"   pending    on     a    group    of-  claims situated near the head.of  "Wild Horse creek., ':���  ���It is' reported' that several  properties on Sheep Mountain  are being developed.  , George Doherty is working on  the Doherty claim, which is situated on. Wild Horse creek  The Bald Mountain.  An  option  has been   secured  on the  Bald Mountain   mineral  claim'by a large syndicate.  Jedge shows a body of ore lOOx  500 feet, and, for all that Lis'  known at the present1'ti die, may  run the full,width' *ofcthe claim,  1500 feet- . ^  The, people of Fort Steele  have great faith in the Sullivan  property. A block ' of 8,000  shares was sold at 15 cents, and  over 5,000 was subscribed for.  '/From all appearances it is  safe, to state, that the Sullivan  has the largest deposit "of  silver-lead on the American con  f-ment.  - ' The Bill Nye.  A deal is now on for the sale  or bonding of the ubove named  claim, which is situated near the  head of Boulder creek. It is  said that. negotiations will be  closed in a few. days. Spokane  parties are in on the deal.'  Moyie Mines.  The recent spell of soft weather has had a damaging effect on  the mine owners of Moyie in  g-etting started shipping ore.  ���Five cars i'or the' St. Eugene  have been  ou  the  siding since  ' last Sunday, but only two have  been loaded, it being- impossible  to get the ore down from the  mine owing the bad condition of  the road. When the road is in  condition for hauling three teams  . -will be put on aud the ore will  be brought down at the rate- of  30 tons a day.  The three remaining cars at  the siding will be loaded without delay and shipped to Trail.  H. J. McPheo, representing the  trail smelter, win here thi.s week  ;i,nd made arrangements with the  owners of the Lake Shore mine  for their oro. TUoy will make  regular shipments from this time  on.���Mou'te Lender.  The Mabel.  This property   is  situated   on  Bull river     W. E. Johnson  has  just returned from a visit to the  mine.     He reports that1 the tunnel is now in SO feet with a grand  showing  of���'copper . "ore.      The  lead is about . 12  feet  in  width,  having a value of $35 to $110. to  the'ton.;  ,./.��� North Star.  Development,work is progressing rapidly. The main shaft is  being sunk at the rate of about  -1 feet daily. Work continues in  all the other drifts and tunnels.  The recent chinook had a very  damaging effect on the snow  road from the mine. Small  quantities of ore are being hauled to the railway. ,  Shipped Five Cars. .1  ��� We learn that on Thursday the  St. Eugene mine made 'its'' first  shipment oof'ore, consisting of  live cars; t'he gross amount being  110 tons. The ore is consigned  to the Trail Smelting Co.,c West  Kootenay. Tlie rate is $20 per  ton, which includes freight and  treatment. It is expected that  the ore shipped will net about  $20 to $22 per ton. The St. Eugene and Lake Shore claims will  make daily shipments from, now  on.       # ' // ,  The Cruise off Venezuela.  Washington.���Secretary Long-  has decided to allow Admiral  Sampson to undertake to cruise  with the North Atlantic squadron in southern waters for drills  and manoeuvers. The cruise  will extend certainly to Havana,  and perhaps even to the north  coast of South America, a favorite'spot for naval evolutions in  winter, being off the coast of  Venezuela. The squadron will  get away as soon as the ships  can be made ready..  A Rich-Haul.  Loudon, .Ian. 23.���Bank notes  to the value of $00,610 hav.e'mysteriously disappeared ', from  Parr's bank* in Bartholomew  lime, London. It, is'''supposed  that they have been stolen. ������'-'���  Beresford for aii Alliance.  Yokohama, Jan. .24. ���Admiral  Lord   Charles   Beresford,.  who  has spent some time in'China.on-  special missions'from the British Associated Chamber of Com-'  merce and who is now en  route  home, speaking at Tokio on Saturday'at a meeting of the Japanese   Association,    repeated   his  previously,  expressed  wish for  an alliance with Japan, Germany,  England and the United States,  to.-protect.- trade   interests   in  China. ���  Cheers For Martin.       ,  Victoria, B. C���It. has been  a  popular fallacy that Hon. Joseph'  Martin   was  the  most cordially  detested  man   in   Victoria   and  that the, present government was  damned by every resident of. the  capital.'     This   was   effectually  exploded at a remarkable   meeting  which  was  held .tonight at  .the A. O. U. W.  hall   under  the  auspices    of    the    government  party,    when   members   of   the  government received an enthusiastic welcome from Victoria electors,   and  Hon. Mr. Martin was  singled  out for  an enthusiastic  reception which might well have  turned, the head of an even longer tried politican.  It was intended tliat the meeting held to-night should have  been a convention at which, candidates to contest in, the government's favor the two vacant Victoria seats might be selected, but  owing to the fact that Mr. Turner's resignation only came in, to-  day and three candidates will be  required, it was decided to adjourn the convention until' Friday, but,the meeting went ahead  nevertheless.    ��� 0     "  The hall was packed when the  chairman, E. V. Bod well, made  his. opening. remarks, which  were'applauded enthusiastically.  Mr. A. L. Belyea, in announcing  the adjournment of the convention incidentally':remarked, that  he would not be a candidate."  Premier Semlin ^.entered and  was received with three cheers  and a tiger. He answered with  a neat speech. Ralph" Smith,  M. L. A.- for Nanaimo; 'F.'' J.  .Deane.^M. L. A. for North Yale;  Adolphus William.',' ex-M. L. A.  for: Vancouver,,, and. Lieut.-Col  Gregory spoke- in succession,'  each being heartily received and  all expressions of confidence ju  the government gaining renewed  applause. .While Col. "Gregory  was speaking Hon. Mr. Martin  entered the hall. He was greeted with ' loud and prolonged  cheers, the audience rising ��� and  shouting itself hoarse.*.      ' *���  * Mr. Martin spoke for over half  an hour, making a masterly defence of the policy of the government. He was frequently interrupted by the applause ' of the  audience.' He stated in the  course .of his remarks that the  session would only last 30 days  and that in that time the government would put through all the  legislation it had promised. Tho  sentiments of Victorians regarding the alien exclusion bill was  voiced by the cheers which a  reference to it provoked,  y The tight, in Victoria promises  to be extremely lively and the  government .supporters, are  sanguine of success.   ���:  British Warships Collide.  JDavenport, England, Jan. 23'.  ���The first-class battleship Col-  lingwood, driven by the strong  currents, today collided with the  third-class cruiser Curacao, driving a hole in the cruisers side  below her  water  line- sweeping  off, her bows and damaging a gun  sponson.  The Curacao filled rapidly and  began to list. A scene of t'ne utmost excitement followed on  board, but the in-rush of water  was finally stopped by the collision mats, and a number of tugs  assisted the cruiser into the harbor, where she was docked. ���    ,  The damage to the Col ling-  wood was not serious.1  at  cFort  The     Cosgrove     Company  Steele. "  The Cosgrove company opened a two nights' engagement at  the Fort Steele Opera House on  Thursday night, and played to  crowded houses both 'nights.  Each evening's bill was .interwoven with varied specialities. The  kinetoscope captured, the audience. > The pictures were dis-  played',with marked effect, and a  good light. The Cosgroves are  highly -"^appreciated by ,f . the  theatre going ..people of Fort  Steele.' '  ,  '  That Johannesburg Fight. "'  London.���The Cape Town correspondent of the Daily Mail,  who confirms the report that the  Johannesburg meeting of Saturday was' broken up by bands of  armed" and organized Boers,  says:  '���The.    Boers * occupied    the  building, quite- an   hour   before  the commencement of the meeting, aiid frQmthe galleries threw  down^.tfu:^'.*.,   chairs  and   Labio.3  updn"  the   Uitlanders    in   ,the  arena.    Within 15  minutes  terrible "fighting was   in  progress.  The whole interior was wrecked,  ,the    police    remaining   passive  spectators,   and   tho   wreckage  made a huge pile on the main floor  of'the hall.    At one stage in'the  fighting   the   police    caught   a  young Boer trying to set fire to  the  debris,   and  thoy   liberated  him after a mild rebuke:  At this point  a  fresh  contingent of Boers invaded  the  hall,  ed, had given great  satisfaction  to her officers and crew.  SirAudrew Noble added that  it would be a pleasure to the  whole-country to know that the  vessel was built here for the  United States, "because everything; tending to make closer the  ties between Great Britain and  the United States must be a  source of pleasure to every Englishman."  Continuing the vice chairman  remarked: ' "The Americans  niust be proud of the qualities  exhibited by their navy during  the war recently closed. These  same qualities of pluck and���dash  the British navy has invariably  displayed. The Americans conducted the wftr without theatrical display, waiting patiently,until, their,plans had properly matured." ^*  Lieutenant jDolwell in responding, said the guns on the New  Orleans were admittedly better  than any of the American1 guns,  and that, the Americans wote to  build their guns on the same  model.  Chairman Taylor of the Amer-,  iean society toasted the Elswick  builders. He said: ' 'Americans  could not blush to be of Anglo-  Saxon blood. When the American and British nations are joined back to back, they can ���. defy  the world and marching shoulder  to shoulder, a great blessing to  civilization will be assured,.''  The healths of Messrs. Norton  and Gilmore, the inspectors of  the vessel "while she was building, were also drunk.  discussion of the avoidance of  war by recource to arbitration  wherever possible. 0  The  Rome   correspondent   of  the Chronicle reports that he  is  informed  by ,the   Russian   embassy that the conference on the  reduction   of  armaments  which  was to have been held in  March  will probably  be  postponed until May on account of she severity of the climate.     He likewise  says,   ��� ' 'Also I am' assured that  the programme will not be communicated to any journals which  would only lead to,premature attacks by, the press.     The Pope  will not be invited to tho conference,   the    Italian    government  having declared that it would retire if His  Holiness  was   rfipre-  sentecL5?=rI=t^vrWs-.-,u^5c'ted that  the'ditticulty might be overcome  if  Monseigneur  Ireland,    Archbishop of St. Paul, appeared "for  the United States, and might at  the same time repi*esent the va-'  tican."  flourishing sticks and  Mines and Mining1.  ,  Try  Again.���W.   J.   Watkins,  has taken an outfit to Four-Mil��  C. P. R. Telegraph Line.  . Mr. J. Greerson, C. P. R. telegraph line constructor, was in  town on Wednesday with nine  men. He states that the holes  are all dug, and he. i.s waitiagfor  poles. The lino is to be completed and ready, for business on  the first of February.  V Pulled Down, a Flagi ,.    ,   ���'������  New York,. Jan.' 23.���A, dispatch to the World from Havana  says:��� ' . ;���.  Captain Eaton, of the auxiliary,  cruiser Resolute captured, ay 20-  foot Spanish flag in the harbor,  and incidentally taught;the city  Spaniards a lesson  in  maimers.  A Spanish schooner of about 70  tons sailed alongside the Resolute, where.it hove to,, and with  a cheer of defiance from, the men  aboard, an immense Spanish flag  was raised to the masthead, with  the'Cuban flag, beneath it.  Captain Eaton was forced to  recognize the insult, and ordered  naval cadet Na'rrant, and marine  officer Thorpe, with a file of  marines, into a steam launch,  which speedily overtook ; the  Spaniard. The .Captain refused,  to obey the order to lower the  flag, whereupon the nmriues  went aboard and took forcible  possession of the Spanish Hag  leaving, the Cuban flag- Hying at  the masthead. '  The occupants of the schooner  were then compelled- to give  three cheers for. the American  and Cuban flags, after which  they were allowed to proceed.  iron bars,  and attacking every Uitlander  they came across unarmed. The  Uitlanders mado for the' door,  escaping after a terrific struggle  in which many were " injured.  Outside the hall they formed up  waiting for a further attack.  "The Boers then held a meeting    inside   the   wrecked' hall,  emerged   and  marched   to   the  police   barracks,   cheering. the  government and hooting the Uitlanders.    Huge crowds thronged  the streets throughout the night:  The censorship at Johannesburg  is very strict, but the latest-telegrams say that many  scenes  of  violence occurred in  the' streets  after the meeting,    Matters had  begun   to 'loot  ugly,-, when the  police    commandant   persuaded  the Boers to depart, the, English  remaining behind   and   singing  the', National    Anthem.       Two  Englishmen, who- were arrested  after.the meeting for disturbing-  the police, were released.   President Kruger and the Boer authorities are said, to be greatly annoyed/because the President had  promised to permit the meeting  if conducted in orderly fashion."  , Launch of the Albany.  Newcastle on Tyne.���The  United States cruiser Albany has  been successfully launched.  The, Albany was christened by  Mrs. Colwell. Then SirAudrew  Noble, vice chairman of Sir W.  C. Armstrong ��fc Co., Limited,  proposed success to the vessel,  and in doing so regretted the  abaence of the United States  charge d'affairs. Henry White,  who, however, telegraphed,wishing the Albany a successful career . as sister ship of  tbe   New  Franco-Gernian Alliance.  Paris.���Ever since 0the  much  discussed conference in Berlin on  January    3  .between*   Emperor  William and the Marquis de No-  ailles,   French    ambassador    to  Germany, a section of the French  press has  been cactively  discussing the possibility of 'a Franco-  German alliance.     The  alliance  i.s meeting with approval in certain quarters, now that Frenchmen have come to  regard  England rather than Germany as tho  national enemy.  Earnest Daudet. the novelist,  is an earnest advocate of suchan  entente, which the Courier Du  Soir considers "quite possible".  Le Soir publishes today some  alleged conversations of the late  Prince Bismarck during the closing year of his life, according to  which his dream was to found a  colonial empire. Fearing however that this would alarm British interests, he determined to  force, France into colonial enterprise, hoping thereby to embroil  her with Great Britain, and to  drive lier into the,; arms of Germany and- Russia. This' new  triple alliance, Bismarck believed, would force England to draw  back to allow Germany to .establish colonies in complete security.': - . .  '    ���    ,  This exposition of Bismarck-  iah policy, says Le Soir, explains  the whole secret of ,the present  attitude of Germany.  Cecil Rhodes.  London.���Mr.- Cecil Rhodes,  the former premier of Cape Colony,-and managing director of  the British Chartered .South Africa company, has arrived in  London from Cape Town. There  is considerable interest in his  r.isit, which ,is connected with  the scheme of joining Cairo and  Cape, Town by railroad. He will  endeavor to get the government  to guarantee the interest on the  bonds of a railroad .from Bulu-  wayo to Lake Tanganyika.  , Fernie. ' ,  The ' coal shipments from  Fernie to West. Kootenay alone  for,the first two weeks<-of this  month amounted, to something  over two thousand tons. This  would have been greatly increased had the coal company been  able to get all the cars they  wauted ���Free Frena.  When the Fleet Visits Britain.  London.���When the American1"  fleet visits Portsmouth'this summer its officers will .be  received '  by a member of the royal family  in the  person   of the   Duke, of  York, who, according  to  infor-,  mation   derived     from     official  sources, is about to  be  made a  rear-admiral,       the     promotion  being made  with  special  reference to the approaching visit of  the American   fleet.     The  duke  will   have   as   his   flagship the  Prince George, now attached to  the    Channel    squadron.       The  Prince George, which  is  named .  after the duke of York, is a first  class battleship and one  of  the  smartest vessels of the  British  navy.   MARRIED ON A MOUNTAIN TOP.  Interesting  . Disarmament.  London'.���The St. Petersburg  correspondent of the Times, wli'.  confirms Friday's statement by  the -Vienna'correspondent of the,  Standard, as to the issuance of a  circular from. St. Petersburg to  the powers, embodying a programme to be considered at1', tho  proposed conference in the litiga  A New   Version   of   the  Event.  The highest piece of land in  Kootenay, B. C, is Mount Sullivan, eight thousand feet, and it is  cold up there. But Mrs. Alice  Mott, a New York widow, selected the mountain top as the place  of her wedding to Mayor Smith,  of Fort- Steele.  Bride, Mayor, minister and  witnesses reached the peak at,.  1.0 a. m.. Below them a violent  show storm raged, but on the  summit all was clear when the  faithful words were said.  Happy is the bride, that the  sun shines on; .in this case she  was also awfully cold. .  Austria Fonrs to Oifond Spain.  New York.���A special ,,to   the.  Herald,  frjoui   Washington   says:  Austria's   hesitancy   in   raising  the rank of her'diplomatic  mis-,  sion to the United States  is  due  inventions, the use of explosives j entirely to the desire not to give  and submarine '.vessels' and  thej offense to Spain.   Information to  practice of ramming vessels. The | this effect is in possession of the  tion of armaments  ires ted   basis of   d  given   with'   ^roat  cites for example,  tion of the 'employment  of  new  says the sug-  iscussion   are  detail.      He  the. prohibi-  ... *  Orleans, which, Mr. White, add-1 programme   also   proposes . the; state department. 0  THE PROSPECTOR, FOKT STEELE,  B.C., JANUARY 2*3,  18��<0.  i.  -  it'  :i-  -���> 11''  .h  i;  ' ?'  B'l  I* '  I >  Certificate ot Improvements.  NOTICE.  Caribou M.nsli Mincial Clnim mwjK m tin.-  foit Steele Miiiiiik Dni-ion of i:j-t Knuuii iv  Dimiici.  Wheie loi-.uiHl About oui'mile lrrwi Hik  Creek lurjimijr into Upp'i-'Momo L.ikc >i��J  jibout four mile-* north west of **.ml Like  Take iioiilu that I, .1 A. lliincv .irent foi  tlie Alborta and Kooieniiy Ucvflfipint nt CiSm-  pany T.lmucci Li.ibihtv. Tree M'nci - CeiUli-  cate No '-TO��l V iii'd rmilsiick .1- Hj/ui. rrce  Miner's Ccrtilltnic So "lWiy .' mtuicls'Mv  days, from tho dato hereof to apply to the Min-  Ijiivt Kwoul-r for .. Ceiutic'te of In.piovtinciit-*  for the inirpo*..'Of obtamliif a Ciown Or.uit of  the abo\e clrtiiu i  And f'.nthci t.ikc notice that .111.0:1 under  hection HT mu*-t be commented hi foil- the issuance ol such Certilicate of Iiupri.'emi'iiti  #-b    . .1  A. UAHYI'.Y  Uated this lPlh day of X(e-. (mlu'i   A I'   I*-."*  NOTICE.  NOTICE.  SteinwmOci Miiri.i! (lam.  -'tu.ii*.' in  'l.i'.  K011 *-l"(.le Min'ni-' Dni-mu 01 l"..ist   1.>> >li 11.1 \  Illstiiei 1  ���    Wheie   louiti (1:���MlU'ue on   Ihu I. iLbci'. > 1  Mountain en th< south b.inlr'1' M.ir!* Cn ek I  T.ikH notice 1h.1t I N< .1 '.ii Li < d iiiiun  Tree Minor stvitillcate No \;.-<0 .\ \-"jim. v |  lor William .MacIJen7i<* Tl-. M'lui s . "������rii- .  cate No -It >1 a. and D II M.u.n. 1 i>'- Mm>'.- s 1  Certiticati-No S ijff* a lnteu.l -i'm d.ijs ficn |  the date "h icof to applv xq the Ml 1111.1; i:< touloi |  foni C'�� itl'icwe of I1j1pr11ie1m.il- lot lhe pin- I  pose of oljuinim.' .1 Crawi. (.':.iiy of the .'h.ni1 I  eloim.  And furthd ta!*''notice  lhat .utiou  und. r i  IN THK COUNTY COL'HT OP KOOTIINAY  HOl.liEN  \T FOKT ��"TKi:i.r.  Notice i. licrobj 7'iwii that on the SIUli (l.i%  ol *se picmlic r lMis, it was oidered bv Mr. Jus-  lice roi in, Couiiiv Court Judtie. that .l.imes !���'.  Arinstionjj. ohm i:'l .\dininistraioi or the  Coumj of K00ten.1v, be Administrator of ull  and singular the poods (hntlols and eiedil of  John IS.illicit of Spokane In the State of Wnsh-  ltisuon, (kee.iscd. mie.statc  K\ erv pei son indebted to tho said deceased.  is lociiut(d to make payment foitli-with to the  undei signed ,  c  r.M'11 t�� ison havini' in possession effects  beloni,'iii^ 10 the dee'eascd is reo*ilr( d forihK ith  to notify the mulct signed. if ^^x  Kvei \ en ditor or other pcisiin li.mnp ,iny  claitn upon or inloiest 111 lhe dlsti iIiumiid of the  lieisiinal . state of tlicsaiitdt'cu.iHcdJj/.icquiii'il  within thine iens oi this date to send by icff-  isliied letleradcliesscd 10 the undersigned. Ills  ti.eiiie ..lid l.ddfcss .md the* full parliculais of  Iks el.mu cei I'lU'ir-l and a staletneiit ol his  ..u-Oiini and the nnturNeif ihe sreuutv (lfiiuv  lielei I", hli.-i ) Arte 1 the e\piiauon of the said  tli'itv 'ia\s tii. \diii!ii|s|.alos will piocecl  w..l- ''i disti .'.mic.n of ihe* (.>i ne* haMii^' ic-  -jrd 10 tJivsc i li'iui-l iml-, ui which lu shall  li.ii.  had notiK '  Ilc'tiel.jt r.e>; s.eUc tl>is Till dav cfCdob-  1.1   !**���.(*  .'. ]'  AKMSI'ttOXi;.  J2- Ol'k-ial Admiuistiaior  MINERAL   ACT   1896.  (I OHM  I" )  ckhtikicatj: or i.mpuovkmknts.  NOTICE.  I'LUCHi:!?.   liKl.CHr.n   and   Ol.n   BALDY  M1NKHA1. CLAIMS  Situated In the Fort .Steele Minlui' Im ision  of the i:.ist Kootenay nlstiict.  Whore locaicd'��� ..  Hlucher: -N<ar Murk C'icili and soutl* of  the Sli^lock ,md Hamlet mineral (lalins.  Helcher:���Near Mark Creek and adjuinlni/  the Stijlock mineral claim on the north.  _ Old Maidy ��� On Maik Creek. l"ast ICootena.\  and lyinc between the liluchci mid Stonewall,  Jackson mineral claims ,^ (  Take;iotice th.it I, William I'ocioiick Koss,  aciiiit; as a^ent foi the IlastlnK*. Hrilish Columbia K\pl(ir.ili(in Syndicate Limited, l*rco  Miner's Certilicate No .rjali" a Intend, sua*,  davs from the date h( reor to apjily 10 the Mn,-  ii))' K('(Oider foi 11 (\ rllllcaie of Impiie.emonis  for the purp(/s( oi obialnim,' a frown i.'ian'=f<i��'  each of the a bove claiins V  Mid fmihci take inuice  that action uiuiei 1  Scene 11.17 must be coiinnc ni-ed In fore the Issuance 01 such, ('(:titleat< of hnpr.n.'im nt*.  n.iteel this iwi>nt\-nint!i da\  k.f   D<. ciiilx 1  is.> ,;  1-1' Wtil   K   KOSS-  V  M   V  No  ivus \  BOWLING ALLEY  Kiveixido Avenue, Fort Steele,  AL11KKT LKK. JMJOl'KIKTOH.  B. (.'  Cigars and Tobacco  Bdisons' Phonograph  - Koij-privato pnrtys and home ninuhe-  iiicnt/lliul'lioiiu^riipli i1* juist, t.ite tiling.  Why not jrive it a ivinl'f Toniih peasf.m-  ulilt*. lciiM* orderh al tliu Howliny Allci  NOTICE.  *sl.- I  Section 37 must be eomna ni ��� d o f..iv ' h  unte of suih CeriiUcitt. of Iuiprovt'in* 111  Dated this  twent\-ci.'lHl! da> of .**;  bei   111,  4P ii NKIL McLKOJJ t UKK VN. Altorne*,  111-  Iiiauor Xeicense.  in ���j'iii:((i';\T\'nn'KTOi.' koott.nay  ,   noLiuw at roK'i1 vi'ki'.i.i;.  Votive is Le ( bj ���-,v\ en tli.n yn ibe i*th dav  .1 L'e (o'nber l^.i-. it wsis ordei eel  bv   Vlr   Jus-  1 ....  per '-'r.rin  (V��'ii,t\   (r'i,Hnt Jud���-e, that James K.  Aii.istiuui; OUk-Uil Adimni.stnuorof tliufuuul*.  of K . 'en.i;   bo ,\di.jin.srraio?jOf all and miiku-  '���c '^.   -iiojs o>i,*'i.;, .'id cr. .tit of fOriiiuate  ' Cori'J'doe. .'.s.'d hiUstaic* '  '.Vt1:. j. .sc.-ie*d Li'tc! lo the* s 1..1 hVc\.*..|l  1* 'e oe.luil to ltiUce, p.c \ lue l>l   forthwith    to   tlH*  under-ii;.-'!".*  K-v.-i ,..rso.i h.n.nt; in possession effects  bclca^'n:*r tc -tie deeeai-ed is required forthv. ith  to nou 11} me unelersiirne'l  F^*"-\ er��dito-o* other person ha\uui any  ereek Hotel. Tote Koad I'eri'iu   to inc.- Kojij-I 1 tl.i'.n uixmcr iiitcresr imheili*.!ril>ui,ion of the  i personal est..u of thesaiddecea.st.d, isixsjuered  w.thin thirty days of this djtt-  to send by   re*-'-  1 is*-c red kttc-r addressed to the undtrsipnod. his  ! nume and address and the  lull  mirtieulars of  I his claim or interest, and a sta e*ia��i; ot hit. ac-  ��� j count, and the natui^: of the s��-uri:y (if any  held bj aim.)   After the twpir-auon of the .s^.d  (thirty da.s   the- Adiuinistrator   will   proceed  tteilway j wuh'the d'stnb'itio:: of the e*!aic   baviDK re-  NOT1CE. ,  Notice Is hereby,).'"'n that !>a dajs alter  date I shall app!} tfe the flold 'Cmnmiss.onei  for a transfejr of liquor license from   the toal  Hotel   comer   of   Victoria   Ait-nut"    and   fo*!  Street, rernif.     from  Alex Stewart to F. H  'Smith.  FRANK B   SMITH  Dated this xov. 4th. �����'��� '-*)  NOTICE.  Thr  Hiitish  Columbia Southern  Company will apply to the Parliament of r.m  NOTICE.  Noike Is hoicbj trnen that an application  will be made.- to the l'arlt.iir.ciit  of Canada   al  tho no\ 1 session thereof   foi   an  act  to incorporate a company  to construct    maintain and  opornto a li'.cor Itn. s or lele��rap't.  in  the Districts of Yah hint 'lasl niul   West Knolemt,\   in  lhe Proiiiuo of Hrulsh Columbia  and to make  connection  with  tho liu." or lines ofato'Tele-  Kniph f ompanj 1,1.1 the United States of America, or with any tolc'trrnph or  tolephO'io company  winch  is now   or heieaftet   nut bo cin-  poMernl tocarr\ ou business in'lhe districts lu  (juesiKJii.ior ui any oth.'i portion  0' the  I'un-  11auui Hritisli Columbia^ wilh powei to Soli  or-  lease the Company's lme or,Hues to am   such  Conipanj or to .iiiialmiiuutt* tht uudcitaUini; ot  ���cue Company with that of any other such eom-  pan.\ or companies. 01 10 miter into any and ail  such contract;., aurtiomeuts or arrangements  for lhe transmisMon and exchanyo of me*>sat*e.s  ] ami distribution of rates of ctiarKe with any  {other such company or. companies. a��� may be  j deemed  necessary or expedient for tbe pur-  ; po.sos of the Company so to be incorporated as  aforesaid. ,  .    ]}nted at Victoria, 15. C.,  the 113rd  December, 1&9&. r  B0DWEI.L A DUFF,  M- Solicitors for the Applicants.  Why Not Invest In  KIMBERLEY  The UcKlvillc ol Enst Kootonaij  Shaving T< Hair Dressing Parlor  Opposite! the Oriental Hotel  FORT   STEELE. B. C.  Ladies and Children hnir cutting  and champooing.     All kiud.s  of liair work a specialty  A.J. GREZ,   -   -   Proprietor.  P-icofessiorial.  B. F��. COOK.  Livery,   Peed   and -Sale   Stable  JAn-l, Slcelo, B. U.  TI'AMINfi OF Al.l. KINKS SOI.lci'i'fn).  Fokt Steki.i: Di:vi:i.oi*ment Syxuicate J^'fT.-  1!W Leadcnhall Street. London. Kiu'lauil.  N. A. WALLINGER,        FORT STEELE.  , I'OST OFFICIO HOX 8.  D. L.  EETTCHEN  ^The   JewelJer %  WATCH US, UICl.'Ali;|.:i) and SATISFACTION  (..'UAllANTKl'D.  ,TII O M A��S   Mc V I TTIB  r V  P.L..S.   &  c'.E,  ."     Fori Stoelo J3.C.  ,//. L. CUMMIAS.  p. l. s. </;��� 0. e\  r,  1 "   Fort Sloe J',* B.C.  VV. II   Kuss  II.   W. lihHCHifKU.  ROSS & If ERCHMER.  Fokt S'J'kici.k,  ii.   C.  ada at its next Session for an Act authorizimv 11,,^. ha(j riotice.  the Company, 10 proceed to construct its eastern section as described in tho Act 60-S! VIc-  1   tona,   Chapter   3fi,   until the first   of January,   1901.   and   to   autnome   the   Company  to    construct    or    acquire    and     10     operate a railway between a point on its line of  railway in the neighborhood of Fort Steele and  1 apointat or^near Golden on the Canadian P.\-  tjfic Railway, by a  route   havintr  tho  same  reneral direction as the valleys of the C'oltlm-  tna and  Kootenay  Rivers,   and   also r branch  lines therefrom not exceeding in  anv one case  thirty miles in lcni-'th.  , ]jy order ot the Hoard, >  H. CAMPHEL.L OSWALD. Set if tary  r Montreal, 30th November, IS9,1* . :<\-���  i-aid  to those claims onl>  of vrha-h he shall  Dat^d ai Foi t Sieele this sth day of December, l=l*s    ( , , '  J   F. ARMSTROXG.  1   42- Oihcia! Administrator.  TEACHER WANTED.  NOTI-* 1.  Notice is hereby civei   ' al,application will  be made to the Lo-'islnll*e Assimblyof the  Province of Hrilish Columbia at its next Session  for an Act to amend-the  Kootenay and  North West Railway Company's Act I8V8 by  ��onlIrmiii(,' and consolidating In  the ICooienay  wnd North West Railway Company all the franchises, rk'lils nnd powers (fianted by  the  Kast  Kootenay   Railway   Act,   IHOT,   to   tho   Kast  Kootenay Railway Company and nrnmed by  the    South    Kast    K'.otpnav    Railway   Act  IK* to the South East Kootenay Railway Company and purchased or otherwise acquired by  the said Kootenay and  North  West Railway  1 Company and  to  extend   the   lime  or   times  limited in the said Acts or any of them for the  rommenceiticnl and completion of the works or  Hny part thorcor authori/.cd by the said Acts or  nuy of them and extending the tune of tiivlns  any   secmlty  or the doing of any acts for a  period of tinee vears and for extended powers  and Tor all such other powers as may be ncces-  Kiry to fully nnd completely carry on and operate Uie works aforesaid or any of them.  Dated thisfth ila> of December. Iff*  McI-rilLeLIPS &. WILLIAMS.   ,  Solicitors for the- Applicants  As&iist.'.rit Teacher warned1 for the  Fort. Steele Public' School-���must have  a Provincial Certificate.    Apply to  K. L. T. G-\LI3RAITH    .  1, Secret.trv  NOT1CE. ' a  Notice is hereby pi\en, that thirty days  afterdate 1 .shall"apply to the Gofd Commissioner, for a license to retail liquor, on the  premises known as the Royal Hotel, situated  at Kimberley. B. C.  0     ' C. E. FINCH.  Dated this 7th day of January, 1899.      2-0  T. G. ARMSTRONG  H miles from the, ' /anions  I-Johth Star mii,io. If miles  from Uio.Si'luvajn' inino.  rom-ly   ~2()i)  iiiinoi'id   eliiiins  ���.uitoiiiuI  K1MRKRLKY uiid dcjicnd on  it,  ,    for supplies  The terminus of'the North Star  Railway Branch  1 KIMBERLEY is not u boom town,  for surrounded by the LARGEST SILVER-LEAD MINES IN TUE WORLD  it must necessarily become a large  city _      '    (  For a safe and profitable' invest-  . ment buy lots in Kimberley  JONES & BARR  ForL Stocks, B.C.  Barristers  Solicitors-  NOTARIES PUBLIC  CONVEYANCERS. . .  Fort, Steele,  B.   O  BOX 835  FORT STEELE  CHAS., ESTMERE  ���"   Sole. Agent.  General Blacksmith.  HORSE SHOEING,  AND JOBBING.  Mi  ning   Work   "a   Specia  H)'-  GRASSICK   &   DEMPSEY.  ,  CONTRACTORS  AND " ,      <*  XJBUIBDBRS.  Steele'  T.    EDE  LANDS and MINES   .  NOTARY PUBLIC     ���  .  , .CONVEYANCER:  Fort Steele,.    - B. O  Geo. S. MuCnrtcr.  J. A. Ilarrcj"-  Fort  B.C  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby Kivcii tliat applicition will  he ui;i<lc to the LeKi-.lat.ive Assembly of the  Province of lintish Colli mini' 'it the next  Session thereof bv the North Sliir nnd Arrow  Lane Kailwii- ���Jonii��my Tor .111 Act umenrtlni;  Section to of the 'N'orth Suir .mil Arrow Lake  Railway Act lb��R" bj eMeniHriB for one year  lhe time within winch the sum of Ten thousand  dollar- 111 the said Section mentioned shall be  expended, and f'lither to amend the Act by  adilmt,' as a third hettim. to the schedule thereof . the words .1 i.ul**..i\ fiom a point ator neai  ForL Sieele on the Uric of lailwaT mentioned in  the tirst section ot thi* sc!k dult* by the most  feasible liuti to .1 polm at or n( ar Oolden '  D.itfd  at Victoria    11    ('     ihis ir.tn  lav of j  November A  I> . lW I  FKI.L e5- ORI-.OOIIY 1  Solicuois for the North Star  ,'ne. Arrow !  Lake U.nlwa\ ( ompanj   the Applicants   "Ki-3  NOTICE.  Notice Is hereby Riven that the partnership  berciufoic Mibsi-stiiiR between us the u��der-  siKned as mall contractors, has this day been  dissolved bv mutual consent.  All debth owlni,' to the said partnership are  Io he paid to W. I). Kerfoot at Golden In the  I'rovlnce of Hntish Columbia and all claims  against the said partnership are to be presented to the said W. D. Kerfoot by whom the same  will be settled  Dated at Calvary, in the District of Alberta  this iHlth day of November, A. D., I8SW.  Signed   W. D. KERFOOT.  50-53 L. C. FULMKR  Fokt. Steele, B.  Manufacturer of  c.  NOTICE.  ' We are prepared to winter horses three  miles below Kllto, at Sheep Mountain. Good  water and pasture, 600 acres under , fence.  Terms reasonable  WALDO & INGHAM.   .  Tinware, Galvanized'Iron, Sheet  * Iron,   Stove Pipes and  Copperware  BUILDINGS HEATED and VENTILATED  Plumbing,  Pipe  fitting  and  all  kinds of sanitary work  flir Tight���Hot Blast Stoves  FORT STEELE and CRANBROOK  DAILY STAGE AND MAIL  TAILOK  COHN  AND_ IMPORTER, OP'  FINE WOOLLENS  Rocky Mountain Avenue  ". Fort Steele, B. G.  Hydraulic,  SPECIAL,  JOB  WORK.  and   Air  Mines  Pipes   for  Stage will leave Fort Steele  every day at 3 p. m.'  Stage   will   leave   Cranbrook  every morning at 9 o'clock.  FARE  ROUND  TRIP  .'$1.50  SINGLE FARE  $1.00  ���*  J. J. Lamonx  Contractor and Builder  Fort Steele, B. O.  HARVEY & McCARTER ,,  Hun-idem,  Solicitors,   A'otaries, PuWik.  - Conveyancers etc.  FOKT STEELE, 13. C.  KKVELSTOKE STATION and GOLDEN'  COLLECTIONS^   promptly    made.  E. J. WALSH, C. E.  M. CAN.iSOC. C. E.  ,   Formerly on engineerlne Man" of Department Hallways and Canals, Canada, and lat*  Director of the Public W.orks Department or  the Leeward Islands.  Surveys, Plans, Estimates anb-  Repohts for Storage Reservoirs, 'FiJ-  terc Beds, Water .Works, SttniUtioiij.  Sewerage and Land Drainage, Irrigation, Public Roads and 'Bridges, Ral  ways, Tramways &c;    ' *., .  &  Ottawa, Ontario and  Port Steele,' B. C��  /*- *  Telegraphic'address:���  WALSH, .OTTAWA.  ATTENTION PAID   TO  FOR SALE. ..  An Amalgamator for working free  milling quartz. Saves Qver 00 per cent  of gold. Weight ijith power 28:000 lbs.  in Made '���eetions for Packing to mountain eliiiins. Can be s*ecn(near the St  Eugene Mits-ion.  For Particular*; apply to  J. A. HARVEY. Fort Steele. b'.C.  New York and East Kootenay  YEARLY CLUBBING RATES  ��� tiii: ���  NEW     YORK     WORLD  IF YOU "WANT A GOOD MEAL  Go to the   . -  MONTE   CARLO   RESTAURANT  On Riverside Avenue  William Robinson, Proprietor  MEALS    AT   ALL   IIOUHS.  G, ARNOLD  Makes regular trips from Port  Steele Junction to Fort Steele.  FREIGHT OR EXPRESS  Delivered on day of arrival.  Leave orders with  M. .A. BEALE.  m the m  EXCHANGE 3? SAFE DEPOSIT CO.  Kaonan House  MOYIE CITY, EAST KOOTENAY. B.C.  FORT STEELE  Assay       Office  (EstAblished 1883)  WALLINGER  &    NELSON,  MATORS.  AMALGA-  Samples may be left at Assay office or  with E. A. Elton & Co.  The  THHICK-A-WEKK EDITION*  He.   Paper   nt    the   I.omom    Piiee  NOTICE.  A    YEAR  th:  1HAMW \V  IM (iHI'dHVTIeeN  COMPANY  AC T    1'Sl  Nonet ishcic'iv pnen that application will  -be made at the next **e**iion of tht  Li j.'iiln.ti'.e j  A<**-cmbly for lhe ProMr.ce of Hrilish ( ulumix.  OF  AS dOol) At-  \ wi:i:kl*��  I.tcI Papti*.  FOR    ONE  A DAILY AT  DOLLAR  THK PHICE  PHOTOGRAPHS  A. K.  FRAIsOIS,  During iho Sp.ini**h-Aiiicriciin war  | Thi: TriKiCK-A-'\Vi:i:iv WoRt d proved  it,- jjrwtt \uluc In the nroinpinets.  for an Act aiitho.wiav tne Incnrporatioi of a i thoroil^hnes'- and acjciiracy of it-* re-  Comp.i'iy to cor-smiu and operate* a line, of | port- fl OI11 nil lhe i-O'Iie*: ol iiriporUint  rallw.iv. uraimi ntir./ at *nm(- pc.i.'it ore Oit ' evor.t-. Il wa-<ib u-cfnl a- <i daily to  Itr.ti*-h Columbia bouthen Ka<lu:iT (1 nowi ' th*i readt-r. and it will be of equal value  a*, the Crow s, Ni -t Pa**-. R.uiwa\ I'ltwui. i:.l [ m reportin^ tin- wreul .mci complicated  Kjic-i.anJ the Kran.,( U'ardntr.thencc norther-, qiiealioni which are now before tho  1 ly. between the^use of the  Rocky  Mountain* \ American jieople.     ' l .������'���.  and the Kooteiiiiy River. !,o Canal Flat, thunccj j It prints tlui DoWa, Of all the world,  alone the west, side or the Columbia Lakes to having special ���correspond en ce from all  Toby, creek, thence westerly! aio.ni/ Toby ami I important new.- points on the f/lolic. It  Grizzly CreekM'cS the foot of Upper Kootenay j ha.s  brilliant   illustration-*.   Hlories,  by  rrreat. authors*, a .capital humor pa^e.  comjilete inahkcts, dcparuhentH for the  household and women V work and other  apepial dejiartmentH of unusual interest.  We offer this uii'.'nnnllei'l newspaper  and THK J'riOSi'KCTOIi toycllicr one  year for 8.'!.00.       ' "     ,  The regular subscription price of lhe  two papers is >;l.o(l.  Photographic Artist.  Traiibaetii n general collecting and exchange business.  The above Hotel has been recently erected, and neatly., furnished throughout.  Cosy and Comfortable Rooms  The   Bar  supplied ��� with   the   BEST  brands of Liquoro and Cigars.  HEADQUARTERS   FOR   MINING   MEN.  J. GRICE, D. D. S.  Graduate Philadelphia Dental Colleger  DENTIST  Riverside   Avenue,.  FORT STEELE, B. C.  GEORGE GEARY-.  Moyie Hotel  Mouie Gitu, B- G,  Studio. Government Avenue, north  the Presbyterian Church.    ���  Outside Views a Specialty.  of  and  Lake, thence aloni.' the Lardeau River  Trout Lake to the Upper Arrow Lakes, con  neclinf,' at some point hetwecn Revelstoke and  Arrow Lake; with the; Revelstoke and Arrow  Lake Branch' Railway, unci In addition thereto  to construct and operate a Braneli Railway.  running from some.point leetwe.in Wild Iforse  and Lewis Creoles lo the N'orlliHur .Mine, with  power to openile the sale! Railways cither . ley  1 jnoariH of Steam or F.leelileal powe;r. also with  power to construct, and operate a leletfraph or  telephone line In conned Ion with such Railway,  arid with all oilier. iisiini powers, riiflits and  privileges. ,  Uated'.'it P'ort Sl.-ele; AukiisI. 17t.li ITO*. .   ,,  ,  IIAKV'f.V -et Mcl.'AR'I'IOi;,  ,1 .Scellcit.eii's) for Apiiliciints.     .'!."i-  and SCIENTIFIC  DRAFTS, CHECKS, TIME CHECKS AND  ACCOUNTS CASHED.  Liverij, Feed & Sale Stable.  Drafts issued payable in Canada  the United States.  and  NOTICjG.  Mr. Thomas'I'de has hern appointed mii*  axent to collect 'I'lrr. I'liosrucnoi's aetcoimis  and liis receipt will he u sulllci'.'in dischaii-e.  NOTICE.  SnUc.r. is hereiey flvi*n that .'tn days after j  elate I inle'hd lo apply to the 'eolel (.'eemimssletn-  er for a Jieense teje s*dl inioxicaiini: 1 ftjuci- liy  retail at, the' Loop Hotel situate at WiKonvillo  on the Loop of the ('row's Nest I'ass Railway,  in the Ui'trlct of "a:,' Kootenay, Seiuthoi'n  Division.     ���     - '  Dated this SJt.li IJcceiiilerr. Isi'S.  l-.*i ', .lOIIN I'.IDOOOH.  24 Pages  :   Weekly!:  Illustrated.  INDISPENSABLE ,  TO MINING MEN.  $3 PER YEAR, POSTPAID.  SKMI KOIl  SAMI'I.K Cdl'V. '  MINING -sd^tific! PRESS  330 MARKET'S' .��� SAD FRANCISCO, CAL.  READ.  THE PROSPECTOR.  PALMER'S BAR HOTEL  "l'AL.MEK'S HAR..B.C;'  ARCHIE McLEOD,    -    -   PROPRIETOR  Traveller-* .will lino this hotel the  most conil'ortahle mi fhe'roiite to' L'erry  Creek aiid (Arouse .Mountain.  T":vKi{,v'r.n.iNT(.; piust class.  P^ort Steele B.C  SAL-DLE .V* PACK HORSES.  TEAMING OF ALL KINDS'A SPECIALTY  firfet ohws aooommodation for  travti";-  linf; jmhlie.     A  well stoclced hur.  Good stjibliny.  G. CAMPBELL, PROPRIETOR.  Teams leave Fort S.leelo Tuesdays Fridays and Saturdays a%  7 a.m. for Elliott's Landing, connecting with .boats Cor Mo.yls*  City. "    .  Boats can be had any day at Elliott's.  MRS. DIMMICK'S  LODGING   HOUSE  ���Awl .Home for the -sick, or for  ladies during confiiieiiient.  ITuglt, Wall, Jl/". />., Mcdicak Al.lertda,d  For tonus address  Mrs. Dimmick, Fort Steele.  C. E-; ADAMS ; '���*.-'  PIONEER  BARBERSHOP  Everything Strictly First Glass,  Arext door to the Prospector.  WOOD    YARD  Comer of (lallinul.h Avenue and Lei-  lie Street. (  Leave   Orders.  imtk llu:  Al'tu.  Water ���.l)ciiriy/-et  GRANT   BBLANGER,   Proprietor' THE PROSPECTOR, FORI' STEELE, B. C, JANUARY 2<?, JSJH).  �����*�����- ��**- *���* ��i* r^^^r  ^?K'l'��f**  IT    RAYS    TO    TRADE    AT  ft  ft  o  At   Fort  Steele   and   Cranbrook  Prices the Same at Either Place  MOST COMPLETE STOCK IN EAST KOOTtNfllPEMBRflGING FULL LINES  Shelf and Heavy Hardware Groceries, Clothing  'Machinery, Mill Supplies P Dry Goods, Hats  Paints, Wallpaper, Glass * Footwear, Ladies and  < ! ��� " ' t'  and Furniture Gents Furnishings  1 / *' ' ,    *     " -  Prices all right.      No  one  undersells  us  Estimates iriade on large quantities of Mining Supplies  "���������;..?���:���������..-���      l-a. ���  _ ��� ��� I t  f&hz $}K0&pejci0v+  SATURDAY, .'.JANUARY 28, 1899  Electricity in Minos.  (O. II. Parker In Electrical Review.  A great increase in the amount  oT electrical machinery used* in  the mines of the west ��� is _ a boon  to bo hoped for and, the writer  believes, to be realized.  There are several reasons why  ��� the mining industry has not kept  .pace in electrical way with other  enterprises. The fault is partly  with the manufacturers of electrical supplies and partly ��u account of lack of electrical knowledge on t-hp Part ��f mine operators or superintendants.  The mining industry is destined- to become one of the most,  profitable fields for o electrical  machinery in the" country.  In the first place, a number of  appliances, though excellent for  ordinary above-ground work, are  Inadequate for the  underground  ��� necessities of a mine.    Take the  . telephone  as an   example.      A  glance at the advertising > pages  of Ihis or oilier  electrical   journal swill show, that there  areo a  multiplicity of grades and stylos  of "phono", but all of them   are  adapted to above ground work.  Possibly the manufacturer  does  not appreciate the quality of a  .telephone needed in a mine.     It  should  be,   first,   reasonable   in  . price and single in construction.  ..All moving parts as springs, etc,  should be strong and securely  put' together..     Excepting   the  brass work,   every  metal   part  should be tinned or galvanized,  including  the screws,    springs,  lock, key, etc.    Every electrical  contact must be soldered.     It is  v&cy important that all   inside  ���wires be insulated and the induction coil made water and damp  ���proof.      These precautions are  necessary, because in most mines  the "phones on the mine end will  be drenched with water all  the  time, or at least be in a permanently damp place.      It  must  be  made so as to   be   easily   and  quickly taken down and put -tip.,  m  an  advance position  as tlie  fctumol.or drift progresses.     Of  t<>      ���   ��� A '  course, a telephone not made as  above  specified  will ��� work only  for a limited time. ��� I have seen  an "expert" try and try again to  make a mine'phone work,   with  only the result that    it -would  work a week, or  less and   then  cease to   respond.      [True,   the  mine  superintendent can  order  a telephone or any other piece of  apparatus to order, but he is not  likely to do so,"because he is usually not capable, and-if he, were,  like most others, waits until his  attention is called   to a  certain  improvement by an article oi" advertisement in some publication.  , I  speak from   experience   as  well as observation.  Most people  require   urging   before  making  improvements, so before we can  expect the mines to be supplied  with improved appliances  some  one must construct such articles  in an especial manner,   so  they  will appeal to the mining man as  being exactly suited to his purpose.    Next, these articles must  be-brought  to  his notice,  and,  third,' he must be taught how  to  use those improvements.  There is  no   doubt   that ' tho  number of mines  using  electric  lights could be trebled iu a short  time  by   following   the   proper  course.     Tlie mine manager can  usually be  convinced,   efficiency  being considered, that incandes  cent lights undergound are more  economical than candles, especially where abundent free  water  power is near at hand.  ., The idea that an expert electrician is required to attend to a  small isolated electrical plant at  amine must be abandoned.   The  mine superintendent or foreman  must be educated to the  extent  of being able to care   for   the  small plant.     Mine  owners will  search for and engage  superintendents who can direct the care  of   electrical   machinery,   when  they are convinced a saving Jean  be affected thereby.     The steam  engineer or mill foreman can be  assigned   the  task of  cleaning,  oiling and caring for  tlie .dynames .'etc., if the superintendent's  time    is    occupied    with    other  duties.    In small mines the superintendent can care for the elec  trical machinery himself. One  of the'chief hindrances to the installation , of ' small ; electrical  plants has been the supposed  necessity of engaging an,.exclus-  iye electrician. Of course a  large plant for either light or  power would, require an able  electrician.   ,  There are many small appliances about a mine that can be  operated advantageously by elec-  tricty;" e.- g., ventilating fans'.  These are usually exhaust' fans  and are operated at high speed  so that they could be operated  by -lisM-direct-connected motor.  The smith foi'ge used" for sharpening drills, picks, etc., can also  be operated by an electric- blower. .Though such fans and blow-  ers are on the market, the maker seems to be afraid the, miner  will find it ou>.  The subjects of electric pumps  and hauling engines are endless.  Suffice to say that so far the cost  of such machines is, all things  considered, prohibitive at present. There it* a strong demand  and a large field for an efficient  electrical pump. To be a success it must be able to compete  with compressed air and steam  pumps, bo light a.s possible  and have few wearing parts.  Thoro is a difficulty encountered  in designing such a pump, as the  speed of a pump working under  groat pressure must be slow,and  the force or pressure per square  inch'exerted riiust be very high.  the    prisoner -  Boisdeffre, the  thanks  former  General  chief of  tho general staff, and his comrades of the.arinj'-for-the action  taken.       '    .,*  The Building- of the Shamrock.   '  The constructional the Shamrock, Sir Thomas Lipton*s challenger for the America's Cup, is  going  on,   although the details,  either of  tho   material   or   the  place  where she . is to be built,  are being kept very secret.    According to one  report she is to  bo   built  of  aluminum, but it is  said that this  project  lias  been  abandoned,   as  the aluminum, it  is thought, would not be  strong  enough to stand a voyage.across  the Atlantic.    Another report is  to  the, effect  that Krupp nick-  elled steel, of which the German  flyer1 Kommodore is^. built,' is to  be   used   in   Jier " construction.  The moulds and templets for the  new  cup   challenger are  being  made at Fairlie.    One  authority  says the big cutter is to be'constructed  at Harland   & Wolff's  yard   in  Belfast,   while  another  statesjthat she will be launched  from the yards'  of Thorneycroft  &    Co.,   on   the   Thames,   near  Chiswick.  CARLIN  <fe DURIGK  GENERAL  Fort  Steele,  MERCHANTS)  Rest  Kootenav.  Sole Agents for then  Canton steel  COMPANY  This Steel is guaranteed to be equal to Jessop's or Firths in all  Hard Rock Work.  ' o  SOJ.,E AGEN'TS  Sol,e   Agents  COMPANY  ^WHEELS,  Too!!  ��� Chance for Dreyfus.  Paris.���rThe  Martin   and   the  Gaulois this morning say they  understand that  the\ inquiry of  the court of cassation into the  Dreyfus case is on  the point of  termination, and the  court will  probably    report   that   acts   of  treason   actually   occurred,   but  that sufficient proof of tho guilt  of Dreyfus does not exists and  that his . sentence,   therefore, is  squashed.   The papers add 'that  there will bo a fresh court  martial.     Dreyfus,   it appears,'was  informed' of tho revision proceedings some  time ago,   but. he is  under the impression  that  they  are due  to the initiative of the  general  stall,   and  in his letter.  Crow's Nest, Goal  Giant. Powder Gompanu.  Mining,  Supplies a Specialty.  MILLER R0DE0NE2093 MILES IN 132 HOURS  The Eldredge  $50.00  The Belvidere  $^o.oo  UPPER COLUMBIA NAVIGATION and TRAMWAY COMPANY Limited.  ;    GOLDEN     AND .   FORT:    STEELE ,  TIME   TABLE   TO   TAKE   EFFECT   JUNE   1ST,   1898.  '    .'.��� ��� ���.""��� GOING    SOUTH ';       '      .',. . '-':.  Tuesday  and  Steamer leaves Golden every  Steamer arrives.at^Windcrmorc  Stage- arrives at Fort Steele  Thursday  and  GOING    NORTH  Friday  at  4  t: . (  Sunday  i.  '.���      V-  at 6 p.  in.  ai.  m.  Superior to all others irrespective  of price.   Catalogue tells you  why.   Write for one.  NATIONAL SEWING MACHINE CO.,  .339 BROADWAY. Factory,   ���*  New York. BELVIDERE, ILL.  Stage leaves Fort Steele Monday noon, and Saturday at 6 a.'ni.  Boat leaves Windermere Wednesday at 1 a. m. and Sunday noon  Steamer arrives jit Golden Wednesday p.   in.   and   Monday   noon.  ���Freight, in Carload, lots of ".10,000 lbs" dolive?rod at Fort Sieele via  Golden at L'.j cents.per pound.  C.   P.   Iv.   and   boat charges  must  be paid to company  Windermere before delivery.  agent at  Upper Columbia Navigation & Tramway Co.  G. H. PARSON, Secretary, k  IP}!  li h  I?  i^'  THE .PROSPECTOR, K published  every Saturdav, and hsis a giiaramccJ  circulation larger than any other paper  in Kast Kootenay. It is all home Printed  und contains double the news of any  other paper in the dlMricr.  A.s  mi   advertising   mcdii'.n  it   it* nn-  cx'cclicd.  Devoted to the upbuildim: of Fort Steele, llie  development, of the vast mineral resources of  tbe Kiist KooU'iiay miiiiiitr district.  Subscriptions * '.MO ]>cr ycir  Advertlslni.' rates made Unown on iippllnittoii.  Contributions ure solicited from al! parts of the  dlutrlct. but all matter Intended for publication  must h;.ve tbe writer's si^n:iture.  and wounded.    Tho foreign resi-  doi'ts'.v*  ere  placed   under   the  THI^ PflPFR In kept on tile at iheaclver-  inieJ rnrt.il i.isiu>:af,*<:ui.'y ot Alax.inder  ��Co,. Suite ]���'.. KlrstNatlon.il Hank Uuildini;,  Spokane. Wash., where contracts ca.ii lie mode  for it.' ' '^  ���i ,. o \*  @Mj�� $}V0$p��Ct0V.  SATURDAY. JANUARY 28. 18.��9.  REblGAATlOXS IX THE LEG1S-  LATUEE. '*  The resignations of tho newly-  elected members of the Legislature -keeps up splendidly.  ( .* . a  ,�� �� ���  The  members who   have   resigned being ex-Pfemief Turner,  McKechnie,   Hon.   Fred   Hume,  ,   A. E. McPhillips, Hall and   Tis-  ,   dale.    ' ' ,  *,   ���*    *  ,    It was.reported that Col. Baker had decided not  to  take his  seat in the House until the question of his eligibility is definitely'  -decided.      Including   the  above  members  there  are   no"w   eight  seats unrepresented.  *    *    *  Prom  the reports   that   have  come to hand the  reason  of  so  anany members' resigning is' because   they   have 'had  dealings  with the Provincial Government  since they were elected  to  the  ^Legislature, by  which   they  directly    or   indirectly     received  Government money, contrary  to  the Constitution Act  which   imposes a penalty of !f.r)00 per  day  on any member of  the  Legisla-  ' ture sitting in the House who has  received public money.  tf X- *       6  Altho' tho sums that have been  receiyed by  the  members   wlio  protection of   a   detachment   of  men   belonging  to   the   British  ship, and Chief Justice Chambers  and his family went on board   of  her.    The followers,, of  Mataafa  looted   and   buriiod    Apia,'  destroyed the  plantations  and   pillaged     considerably       in       ther  country.    The consuls  later do-i  eidod to recognize  Mataafa  and  : his chiefs as a   provisional   government pending tho   receipt  ol'  iust'i'iK'tions   from    the    powers  afterwards;.'     Dr.    Raafael   anil  the Gorman   consul   closed   tho  supreme  court,   declaring   that  the'power  was vested   in   them.  The British and   American   consuls appealed, to   the   captain' of  the   British   warship   Porpoise,  who landed a force of bluejacket's  and   Chief ' Justice    Chambers,  uuder'their guard look his  seat.1'  Mataafa  hald  aloof from   those  last developments.    The  excitement continues.  EJECTED  THK  GERMAN'-VOXSt.!...  London. Jan. 19.���A special  despatch from Auckland, X. Z..  says: The British and American  FORT STEELE,  B.  C.  Manufacturers   and    Brewers    of    extra     fine  BEER  *���*>��**.  SB  PORTER  |Y\/e Carry Complete  jgDry Goods,  SOLD    BY    THE    BARREL,    KEG-  .OR  BOTTLED  -t*   #  Groceries,  IIA V  Lines of .s.  ft Hardware,  ft   Sash    and  AND   OATS.  Doors  out: cf.ij.au is stocked \yuvii tiiio finest  Mines, Liquors  and  AT    WHOLESALE.  Bottled beer for family use a specialty  OUTSIDE OKI)BUS GIVEN STRICT {*��� PROMPT ATTENTION  SATISFACTION' G U ARANTEED  P. O. BOX 812  TELEPHONE  NO. I  Kaiser & Sick, Prop's.  i~  consuls were compelled to force  the doors'of the Supreme court  at Apia, Samoa, in which the  German consul has established  himself and to push him into the  street.  All'parties in Apia, tlie special  despatch .contiuues, unite iu condemning the Germau consul for  the fishtini? I which has ta��en  place between the rival kings.  It is pointed <5ut* that in violation  of all agreements the consul accompanied Mataafa's forces when ^  I VICTORIA METALLURGICAL WORK  ANDASSAY'OFFICE. .  have resigned is very small, and  the face ��f it looks frivolous to  take objection, yet unless the  statute is construed strictly it  would be honored more in the  broach than the observance and  would lead to  greater  breaches  than every.  *    *    *  c>  '"The object of passing the statute was to put an end to the job-  i    ���*���      .  bery among members ol the  Legislature, and prevent in tho  future any questionable transactions with the government of 1ho  day.  Bloodshed In Samoa.  Auckland.   N.   Z..   Jan.    l.i ���  Sanioan   advices   received   here  yesterday say that Chief Justice  Chambers on Decemboi  the claimant invaded the town  and encouraged the opposition  to Malietoa Tahus. - ,  EXCITEMENT  KAN HIGH.  When the British and Ameri-'  can consuls were informed as to  the situation,they adjourned to  the court and locked the build-  ing. The Germau , consul then  demanded tho keys which were  refused him. He then .broke  open the doors, removed the  locks and replaced them with  others. He afterwards brought  the German municipal president  into the chamber and the latter  wont upon the balcony and  shouted to the British and American marines assembled on the  square: ''I am the supreme  court. I am the chief justice.''  A BOLD  SCOTCHMAN.  The  crowd  replied with jeers  and the British consul demanded  the keys of  the   building  which  were    refused.      A    Scotchman  named MacKie thereupon climb-  jed on  the  top  of  the building  j and   hoisted   the   $amoan   Jlag,  j while the British and   American  ��� consul.*, and a number of marines  | invaded the building, forced  the  1 dooi>> open ami pushed the   Ger-  .,   .    i���  i man consul into the street.  ;1 Ml,   iif*- .  cCTTTTrmnnno ���"TrmmTTTTTmrnnn nwwmr rnirnmYTmnTnTT'  te  tr  te  te  te  te  ee  te  tt  te  te  ee  te  te  ee  te  ee  te  te  te  ee  tt.'  te  ee  ee-  te  te  te  ee  te  ee  ee  s.  Everything at Lowest Prices.  ���r Free Delivery to any, part of City.  , : ee    i  6Fort Steele,/       Cranbrook,  Wardner  w  E  43 FORT STREET,   VICTORIA, B.C.*  W. J. R. COWELL, B. A., F. G. S., MINING ENGINEER.  SOLE PROPRIETOR AND MANAGER.  GOLD ASSAY; $1.00,       GOLD AND SILVER, 81 30,       ��    -  SILVER, 81.00,  *   '�� SILVER AND LEAD, 81.50.       ..  -     /  LEAD, *1.00,      '���     GOLD. SILVER AND COPPER, j;".'  OTHER  METALS  OX  APPLICATION.  "   '    ��    ���     .      ,    MILL   TESTS:      '        ���    ',  The Stamp Mill has a capacity, of 20 Tons a day. ' ���  The Chlorihation Plant 2 Tons a day.   *  S. A. ROBERTS, P. L. S.,  Business tMgr.  GREAT  NortHeirti  Railway.  s  -33  iaiii^^  THE SURVEYOR'S CHAIN  MADE IT THE SHORTEST (    '  TRANSCONTINENTAL ROUTE.  c 'I. r  It is the most modern in equipment; it is the heaviest railed line;.  it, has a rock-ballast roadbed; it crosses no sand'deserts; it was   built  without a land grant, or government aid: it is noted for courtesy' of itm  employes; it is the only lino serving: meals on the a la carte,plan.   '  THROUGH THE GRANDEST SCENERY IN AMERICA      ' <  BY  DAYLIGHT.   .  \ For FORT STEELE and the EAST KOOTENAY MINES, Weekly   ',  Stage  from Kalispell,    Steamboat communications from Jennings  , during Summer.    Quickest and Best' route to all parts of the United.  States, Eastern Canada and Europe.  ,   For ninps, tickets and complete information call ,or address  '* nearest agent or t  *  to   have I  Then   the   two   consuls.   *'for-  suece  inally   and   legally.  according  clared Malietoa  Tanu-**  been   elected   kin<r    in    ........ .  siontothe late Kirur Malietoa/ ��> lhe W���1 despatch, opened  The chief justice al.o announced ^<* ���"* "ud issued a warning  that Tamasese had been elected ; ^'"^ ���i' furlh��r '"terierence  vice-kins. Chief Mataafa was ' Wllh ili* .b*n*diction. threatening  disqualified. ��� lo V^V^Y arrest and imprison  The    consuls   of   th,.    United   ���F  one  attempting  to   do   so.  States   and   Great    Britain   and 'Matters, the despatch concludes,  the captain* ot the Gorman ,,;u-. , are now quiet   and   tho   German  ship Falkc and the British   war    "'^ ���-*"1-!- in h,s consulate.  shipPorpoi.se  n:et   lhe   (������ru.in wakshM'S muvi:.  consul, who refused to recognize Wellington. \. Z.. .Inn. li'. ���It  Malietoa Tanns and declined in i-* rejiorted hero that owing to  co-operate in the disposal of . theyvhu. trouble ��� at Samoa growing  .Samoans- who thereupon' asseni-  bled in'large iiumberK at Milliner, armed 'themselves and sur*  ..rounded the vmihicipality.  Malietoa .Tanus and Taii1nses.'  in instored alxiiit'' 2j>on men, woli  armed but supplied wiili dei'ec-  fivo iimmmiition. The British  and      Ainericuii     ' consuls   .. en  THE   DALGARDNO  Fort Steele,  B. C.  A MODERN BUILT,.'WELL   EQUIPPED   HOSTELRY  WITH ALL IMPROVEMENTS UP TO DATE  AND WHOSE CHIEF FEATURES ARE  C.G.DIXON,General Agent,  Spokane   Wash.  F.I.WHITNEY. G. P. and T.'Ai  St. Paul, Minn.  DONT    FORGET  m - ;  $6 Unexcelled Cuisine  ���M  Quiet Home Comforts  i  Finely Furnished Bedrooms  A First Class Bar.  R. D. MATHER,   Proprietor  *  i  m  The Steele House  Samoa  out. of the election of a, successor- to . the late King Maliotto.  three British war shljis will jiro-  eecd   there   and    one   A.nierican  for  ; war'    tjliip    will    start  i I *  i islands from Honolulu.  I       A   KATISKACTOl.V, KKATntj':.  .,-  \ ��� Lqndon, Jan. 10.��� The Times,  ���coiiii'Qeni.ing on the troubles hi  deavored to avoid hostilities but j Samoa, says that, the only satis-  they ('Oiirmoiu'eit on ���January Isl, j factory 'Vaturc ,'ippears to have  Malietoa. PanuK and 'T'masesc J been the cordial co-operation of  fought bravoly. but ".00 of -their (the British and .American au-  followers wore captured.    The.n.'J tlioritics.  ^nmmmmmmmmmmnwnmimmmmmmmmmmg  |The Mountain|  |      HOUSE     |  | Fort Steele, B. C.       j  ��=\ WILLIAM FOnSY'FII,   PROPRIETOR. I; ="  ^        This  is  one  of  the  best  appointed  Hotels in the        ~  ^ Fort'Steele'District.. ~  S^-        '        Every    room    is    comfortably    furnished. ~  First   Class   Brands   of   Liquors   and   Cigars. , 'Headquarters      for     Aiming      A'fcn. *      Commodious     ���  Sample   Kooms.        ISest   Cuisine   in   the  West.       Modern    Conveniences.  Uome    Coin forts.  Proprietor,  a  J  S^'    Wlien you yisit Fort Steele you will  ZZ:, stop at,  the,  miss it if you dont  l     Mountain House.     f  7atiiaiiiaiaiiiaiuatiiiiaiUiisaHiiUiiiitiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiK  2."  The Best Writing Machiaes  I        ' '-.'       ~;   7     'y  . *  ' ..���l-t. ONLY y,  INTERCHANGEABLE  STEEL|TYPEWHEEL  Klegantl.v'ii  : um rated  Freo.  C'ulaloti-uit.'i  Address Edgar  A. Hill, Manufacturer, 94-96Wendell'.Street.'Chicago  i-M  iL. THE PKOSPECTOE, FORI  STEELE. B. C, JANUARY 2'y 1809.  HOTEL  ���Uiitt*  H. REINEMAN, Proprietor.  ��g* *f* *j* *f* *���? *f*  Everything first-class.  -*o     -��*ip  .*]$%,��� rQ-**"    p>-~   .*_���**"    jLa"*   .P,'""    c_t"*    *-*"    Q ***     c-6*"    ��-a*"    *t**"    CJ*~    9-*"    Q-**"    *-***"    *-***     t-**" ��!-!�����*��>�����  ���     �����-g "-g-g --HP. '     ~^-g -"*.�� -^Jt.        -*. P ���<J        "���J>_        ^V-.     ^*-�� ^c-c ** ^"J ^*t-B ^*-�� ^*-p     �����>*��     ^-*^       '-*���        ��>^       <!,������       tc-       t^       ���8-*-"        �� ��" C*--        1_fc-"        *S t���"       CJ������        5J-���        1>���        Q_*-*"        <L��-" c_*--      If ���   A*S  Special Agent for  &  o  Atiheuser-  rant opeti  day arid nigHt  ������������B  .*'��!  %��������ik%%��%������%��wtM-M%%%��������%%m%%����i%vim%%%%��%��%%��A����*������%%��,M%%%%��������%����^^v  All: tlie  of ttie season  '����M����M%����iM��%������%��ftV.������%%������%%����M��%%%��i.%'��%i��*%%MM.��%������%������wi%������������%v  ��� '   ' l     e L' ' '        i ��   ��� *  <��� ' ���' '   .     . " ���  e  Rooms  for Travelling  $Len.  ��he %Jv0#p?c%0t.  SATURDAY, JANUARY- 28, 1899.  Highest Fosaibl*.  (Mining and Metallurgical Journal.)  ���> ���' * The largest- .percentage, of  a metal which an ore can.  contain varies with the nature of  the mineral or minerals containing that metal, of which the ore  is., composed; but for a given  mineral, in its state of absolute  purity,, the percentage of the  metal is, theoretically, always  the same. This fact i*** frequently unknown t�� the tenderfoot,  prospectors and mining men,,  We will here try to make ,the  question- of "highest possible  percentage'' of metal in an ore  more clear to the unsophisticated. " '.  Ores contain the different metals, either in their native  state,  as gold,  silver,   platinum,   lead,  copper, antimony, mercury, clc.;  in which case they are said to be  free; or the metals may be chemically    combined    with   oxygen  alone, such as copper in cuprite  and melaconite, iron in red hematites, specular iron,  magnetite.  ' oligist, etc. : they are then called in chemistry oxides.    Or else  again the ore may  contain the  metals chemically combined with  sulphur, such as chalcocite (copper sulphide), pyrites  (iron  sulphide),   galena  (lead   sulphide),  cinnabar (sulphide of  mercury),  etc., etc:     The   ores   may   also  be: combined' with  chlorine,   tellurium,   sulphuric,   carbonic or  silicic acid, etc., etc,     There are  a great many more combinations  Avhich it-is unnecessary to. mention in this article.  Now then if one ore (say a copper ore) contains beskle gangue,  chalcocite or copper sulphide,  then, as pure chalcocite is com-,  'posed of 79.8 per .cost copper  and 20.2 pei." cent sulphur, it  naturally follows that the highest possible percentage of copper in this pre would be 7!!.8 per  cent,   which   would., be   true   if  there   were   no   gangue   mixed  with the copper mineral.  Following up this same way of  reasoning, we would find that  pure cuprite or red oxide of copper could not conta.in more than  88.8 per cent copper (the balance  11.2 per cent being oxygen). Otr  again, if our ore were pure chal-  copyrite (combination of iron,  copper and sulphur), then its  highest possible percentage in  copper would be 34.6 per cent,  the balance of the inineral,being��  sulphur 34.8, iron 30.5?'  The percentage in metal of a  few of the commonest minerals  that a prospector or mining man  may* come across, jhight be useful to some of our re_adors. find  we here'give it:  Iron      .7;  rough, but if the prospector then  has his sample, run for lead by  some reliable assayer, it would  be a very short time before' his  eye would become acoustomed to  judging very near to the reality.  The Bight Railway Policy. '  It will be seen from the following extract from a speech recently delivered in British Columbia  by Attorney General Martin that  the new government hasdecided  MiiR'ietite, (m.'iKeie'Uc iron ore).  Mcmalile (red oxide of iron)  " ���"*!  Iron   pyrites ���  " .-HUS  Cuprite (red oxide of copper)' Copper .K".S  Mftlaeliite (Krccn curboniiLi*copper).    " ..Vr.-*  Azurite (blue uurboniilcol coppor).    " .bTi.2  Cluilcopyriie ( copper pyrites*.)     " "U.O  Gulenie. (lend  sulpliide)    " .Stf.6  Xinu blend (zinc sulpliide)     " .'7  To further benefit some of our  readers we will add lo the above  list, that should they be.   for' instance, in the desert and far .from  an assay office, and should  they  come across a piece of ore  containing a mineral which by their  previous  experience they know  to be galena, thoir next question  is:    What per cent of lead  does  it carry?     The  intelligent man  can  then  break rip the piece to  the size of a nut, and with a  little practice can guess reasonably  close what is the proportion  of  galena   and   of   gangue   in  the  sample considered.    Let us suppose that he considers that, their  is about 3 parts of  gangue  and  one part of galena in the total 4  parts of rock: he has then but to  reason as  follows:. If the four  p-irts (or whole of the specimen)  were pure galena,  the  percent-'  a*i*e of lead would he 8(3,6; but of-i  lhe four parts in this  case  only  one part (or a quarter)  of the  specinum is galena; then the per-'  cehtage of lead would be approximately -j- of 80.0, or 21. (i, or 21.0  per cent  Of course this is very  upon reversing the railway  policy pursued by the Turner  government with such sacrifice  of public interests, and applying  as far as possible the principal  of government ownership and  control of railways:  The     government   intend . to  carry out oyery pledge that they  have made.     The  government's  policy was distinctly at variance  with that of the opposition in its  railroad policy.     There  will be  no more land grabs by  raihvay  companies.    The government intends as far as possible  to  pursue the   policy   of   government  ownership of railways.     He referred to the  arrangement with  the C. P. R. and the utter incompetency of the  Turner  government in making such a bargain.  He alluded  to the" land   act,   an  act of the recent   government,  and instanced changes made  by  the  present government.     The  man who expects  to  get privileges or   monopolies   for doing  nothing  will   not be considered  by the present government. An j  profits to be made are to be made  by the people,  and the  government will  see  that , tlie   people  get thorn.    Every prospector lias  a right in spite of .Duiismuir  to  go iind prospect in the. E.   & N.  railway belt; and  let  any'  prospector entering-the belt td stake  claims conic to him (the attorney  general) and he would fight  the  mailer   through   to   the  highest-  court  without   expense   to   the  ���prospector.      He   would   prove  that the E.  &.  N.   railway company were subjects of the crown  and that the crown was pre-emi  nent. He criticised the policy of  the Dunsmuirs, who demanded  prepayment for working a mineral claim in the raihvay belt. No  institution can be allowed to at  tempt to stop the progress of the  province.   ,  It is exactly like Mr Martin to  take strong- ground on such an  important question as the transportation problem arid there will  be few intelligent and honest  men in British Columbia who  will not agree with him. "There  will b�� no more land grabs by  railway companies," says Mr.  Martin. Would to Heaven, such  a policy had been adopted by all  Canadian governments twenty  years ago. If it had things would  not have been in such' a mess as  they are today, and the people of  Canada would not be so tied up  .with raihvay monoply. It is  high time that we had a complete reversal of policy throughout the entire country.' Our  statesmen have a great task before them to bring order out of  chaos and place the transportation question upon a more satisfactory basis.���Exchange  H.G. PARSON  WHOLESALE  LIQUORS  Golden and Fort Steele, B. C  ^mmmmmmmmmmmmsmmmmmmrmmmmmn^  I N. HANSON. 1  Nicaragua is Indignant.  Managua.���The government of  Nicaragua, probably, it is alleged "in resentment of some recent  acts of the United States." has  arranged (so it is declared) to  hereafter purchase the'supplies  it needs for its machine repairing shops, railroads, steamboats  and electric lighfo, telephone  and telegraph establishments in  Europe. A large percentage of  these materials have for several  years past been purchased  through Nicaragua's commercial  agent in New York city.  General, Merchant  , Liquor Dealer-.  AND  ��=: Manufactui er of all Kinds of Lumber.  ��= A large assortment of seasoned  ��=: Lumber and Shingles a!-  cr ways   on   hand.  ~= Dimension L,wm��>er a Specialty  r  .wflSfl. :���*  Fort'Steele Meat. Company,  New South Wales.  London, .fan. 24.���Earl Beau-  champ has been; appointed governor of Now South' Wales,) in  succession to Viscount Hampden,  governor and commaiider-in chief  of the colony since 1895. .  Fresh and Salt JVleats always  on hand.  READ.  THE PROSPECTOR.  S^ofc-sot-t. ��JS Rodgerg, Prop's  Riverside Avenue,  Fort Steele, B. C. THE PROSPECTOR, FORT STEELE, B. C, JANUARY a*, 1891  V  M  i|i <���  it  iVh ,  I J;  -  V *'  ��he !g?rjo^:pcciin*  SATURDAY, JAXUAKV i*3. ]&!.'J.  Ottawa Letter.  From Our   Own GoiTcpomlriit  Ottawa, Jan. 23:-���What better  them   during   1-*.K  The   lot-'l  Sro'searnin  New Yea  ������ement could  anuou  possibly have been made  to  the  people of Canada, than that of the  Minister of Finance last week iu  Montreal,  when  he  stated  that  not only v/as the surplus  of  the  last   fiscal year  &L,T22,T12,   but  that for the first half of the current year lhe surplus was -j*:},So.'v  000 and'siill growing in   rapidly  increasing  ratio.      ft is further  announced    that    the  ' financial  statement for  the same  period  shows   an  improvement   in  the  revenue on consolidated fund account of $4,179,000. the figures  being   $^2,118,373    as     against  $17,933,97-1 for  the  corresponding period  in   1S97.     With   the  single exception of the Post Office every revenue-earning   de  jjartment shows a substantial increase both for the  six  months  period and for the month of December.    'The  Customs  Department is ��2,286,000 better and the  excise ��1,445,000 better;  Public  works   *360.000  and  Miscellaneous 6217.000.    The expenditure  in the same'period is ���?14,Sil,937j  as  against >*13,4SS, 170   for   the;  same period of 1897, an increase  of  ��1,323,000.     Ou   capital   account there  has  been 'paid  out  for Public Works. Railwavs and  g-, of the Canadian  Pacific were ^."���.TU.VM.O n<*  against 823,^22,000 in 1*97, an  increase of 81,973,000; while the  Grand Trunk* earned 821,112.('50  in 1898 and 823,530,03rt in 1897.  an increase of 8382,012. Owing  to the protracted rate war which  covered 'nearly ten .months of  the year, however, the net earnings of the roads are noWis'large  as -they otherwise would'1 have  been. Completed returns' on  this point aro not yet announced,  but if the companies experienced  a loss therefrom, the travelling  public and the business community generally, undoubtedly benefited iinmensly by the conflict.  THK1K     POWElt     POU ,  IIAKM     IS  GONE. '  ,  When   will   would-be   leaders  of public opinion roallze that the  electorate is  about sick of the  persistent efforts to  stir up  racial  and  religious  animosity, in  the   country,   and    set    section  against  section   on   account   of  difference' in   origin   6r   creed.'  Periodically,   like   epidemics  of  measles aiid la grippe,   tho, distemper breaks out, and justr now  the Opposition  reverses   iu  the  Federal bye-elections in Quebec  afford an excuse for an outburst  In Que'bec and in  Manitoba  the  attempt is,once more being made  to arouse the worst .passious of  human    nature;      our    French-  Catholic countrv-men are declar-  *- 1  fed   to   be   opportunists   of  the  porari.'*) of like political stripe.  Now it snggi'Mls ii ten cents a  pound lax on lei 10 cover tho deficit it hopes to see in 'Am Posl  Of'lice Department, and the n.'Xt  day says '-There is a threat to  tax tea." Quite an enterprising  journal is-the .Mail-Empire.  Two   Millionaires    in    Winnipeg-.���  '    Don't All Speak at Once.  To show how wealth has accumulated in Canada it may bo  stated that there are now not  fewer than 50, persons in the  Dominion qualified to rank as  millionaires..  Our millionaires rank all tho  way from a Million say up to fifteen millions.  These fortunes are in many  cases likely to increase as time  goes by. ,        ' (.  The places and tho number of  our Canadian millionaires ��� are  about as follows;. ,   ,.  Montreal, 17; Toronto, 17;  Hamilton, "3; Walkervillo, 2;  London, l;< Barrie, 1; Gait, 1:  Quebec, 4; Perth, b; Victoria, 1';  St. John's, 1, and Winnipeg, 2.���  London Advertiser. * ���  RS AND STATIONERS  DEALERS    IN  Canals     $2,080,316    a.s    against  most despicable kind; truckling  81,634,428 and_ railway subsidies  82,��284,710 as against ��566,219 iu  1897.   In spite of these necessary  incroases incurred in the nictive  prosecution of permanent public  works  recognized  as  necessary  and desirable by all sections   in  1  the community, the   public  debt  , was reduced during   the  month  ,* of 'December1 alone by 8771,044.  A   GOOD   STAHT.  The New   Year    opons    very  brightly for the business  world'  of Canada.     \VhiJo   the  Christ  mas holiday   trade   i.s* generally,  expocted to produce   a reaction  towards comparative 'stagnation  .,  in   the   immediately succeeding1  weeks such does  not  appear  to  be the case this season,  for. Ihe  c  leading commercial agencies report extraordinary activity in  every direction. One report  slates:���'"Tho wholesale trade is  f  finding money more1 easy now,  the largo trade thi.s season having greatly increased theciroula-  tion. Country .remittances are  very good. There appeal s to be  a general desire among retailers  to wipe out old scores and get in  a good position to start the  spring trade. The condition of  the'retail trade continues to improve all tho time, and it is the  exception now to iind retailers  largely 111 arrears, to the wholesale firms. ' The proportion of  those who are buying i'or cash  is increasing and now that  sales have been larger, and the  .future promises oven better  things for business men than  have yet been experienced, it is  believed that the number of  tho;->c purchasing for cash or on  short credit will be matorially  increased.  '���Every one acquainted with  the trend of business and all who  have watched the progos.s made  in the last year in" new fields of  enterprise, agree that the coming  year will be one of great importance hi the way of development  of new districts'and a consequent  increase in the demand for all  the:leadiug staples. The prosecution of large enterprises in  British Columbia; and the flow  of settlers, will it is', expected,  /greatly enlarge' the demand, and  of course all the wholesale people  here, (Eastern Canada), are  largely jn teres fed, . because it  has always been realized thai,  Western developments must, help  Eastorn trade."  THE.   RAILWAYS    DID .'.liio'   I'U.'HT-  '.���-'���' NESS.  Interesting and significant are  the figures 'published.-, by the  great railway companies showing . the "business  transacted by  to the party that is in power for  the sake of the loaves and fished  that may be thrown to them.  Opposition papers and  speakers should be.best judges of 'the  style      of    ' argument"    which  is most likely to be'enectivewith  their readers and hearers, but it  is hard to believe that  any  considerable proportion of an intelligent people can be .influenced  by such nonsense.     It has been  triedtime and time again in the  past, and has  always  ignomini-  ously and deservedly failed, and  so far the  indications  are  that  the   present  attempt will  meet  a like fate. , For the credit of our  common coun.ry, and tho future  of the Canadian nation, is to  be  sincerely  hoped   that such will  bo the case. o  OCK    CLIMATE'   IS    ALL     RIGHT.  After a comparatively mild  and late opening the winter  is with us in earnest, and during  the last couple of weeks the me-  teorogical records report some  pretty low temperatures, but a  few cold days will not .bother  Canadians. No country in the  world produces a better all-rouiK^  climate, and if our people are  only careful to take as much of  the warm, growing weather, and  of the enjoyable features of a  Canadian winter, as they have  been in the habit of making of  the more severe characteristics  of the cold season, our kinsmen  across the sea, and others who  may look .towards Canada as a  possible future home, will get  very different ideas of our climate, and come much nearer to  the truth, which, if they were  only placed in possession of, they  would find Canada lacking  little of what goes to make up a  country worth living in.  THE  SAME   OLD  GAME.  The Mail-Empire continues its  old game of originating or disseminating foolish and improbable political yarns and then  crediting them elsewhere. A  few weeks ago, it had Lieutenant  Governor Patterson retiring  from office to make way for the  Minister of the Interior who was  to be forced out of the' Cabinet;  and after a few weeks protested against "this .invention of  the enemy:'" Then it reported  an intervjew with Lord Herschell  in which that .statesman complains of the. charges made  ag'ainst. him of, being willing lo.  sacrifice Canadian to Imperial  interests, and the Mail -approves  his position and animadverts  against so unfair a . criticism  which appeared only in its own  columns and those of its conlem-  The Winnipeg Exhibition. _   '  The Minister of tlie interior is  being urged to erect a   building  to be part of  the., Winnipeg  Industrial Exhibition within which  to  gather  exhibits    of   natural  wealth  and  resources  from  all  the various provincps and  territories of the Dominion, these  to  form  an  object lessdu  for   the  benefit of immigration.   Nothing  could   be   better   calculated   to  show  at  a  glance  to  the many  .Americaus wlio visit the  exhibition tlie resources of the Dominion   of   Canada,   for    which    it  would be a big advertisement.  In other ways it would  be a  good   thing.     Winnipeg   is  the  common meeting place between  the east and   the  w;est and' 'the  opening of the Crow's Nest Pass  railway brings us so much closer  to  the, great0 mineral  region of  British Columbia, and places  us  in  touch  with the' miners,   the  business men and  the  ranchers.  The Exhibition forms the dppor-,  tunity  of  developing  a- central  mart for the exchange, not v only  of views but also of merchandise  between  all  the producers and  business men of the west and the  dealers, investors  and  business  men of Winnipeg/ Toronto  and  Montreal.,  Arrangements aro,in  contemplation by the Exhibition  authorities whereby it is contemplated to divert a great deal of  the traffic which now passes between British Columbia and   the  United States so that these business transactions can take  place  in Winnipeg, just as, at present,  transactions in  live  stock   take  place  in   Winnipeg   during the  exhibition.    The British Columbia exhibit in such a building as  the  Exhibition   Association desires to have erected would  include fruit, and probably bo  the  means  of   cultivating   for   that  province some of the trade with  Manitoba  which   now   goes    to  California.  The proposal has, many attractive points, but the chief  thing is that it will demonstrate  to all visitors that Canada has  everything the United .States  has that is worth having and  that goes to make life the better  worth Jiving, and for immigration purposes would make one  of the most effective instruments  the department could use. We  hope Mr. Si fton can secure the  co-operation of the Minister of  Agriculture, which is necessary,  and also of the Minister of Finance, though the expenditure involved is only a few hundred  dollars.���Free Press.  Pianos, organs, sewing Machines--.  and Gent's Furnishings Etc.  Pocket    and    Office  Now    in  Diaries    for    1899  Stock  Post Office Store  b. c  Most accurate  Siiiiivan Diamond Drills  prospect-  and most economical  drills made.  ing  Drills'of all capacities; operated by hand or horse power, steam,  compressed air or electricity.  SULLIVAN MACHINERY COMPANY.   *  305 and 306 Rookery, Spokane, Wash.  KNIGHT0& STONE, Agents.  Chicago, 111.  CONTRACTORS FOR  PROSPECTING  MINERAL  o  LANDS.  M. A. BEALE  AGENT FOR  Canada Life  Imperial Fire  Sun Savings and Loan Co.  Identification and Protective Co.  Ontario Accident and  Parsons Produce Co.  Mining Broker, Insurance  and Commission Agent  Books    Kept    eand    Accounts    Promptly    Collected  Agent for Geo.  Geary's Royal Mail,  Passenger and Express Line  "      "    W.  D.  Kcrfoot's Royal Mail,  Passenger and Express Line  Passenger and Express Line  ���TO���  FORT STEELE JUNCTION  and CRANBROOK  GEO. GEARY, PROPRIETOR  Stage    to   Cranbroolc;1 .loaves  Fort-Steele Jl���..'���10 p.m. daily.  Stage meets all trains al Fort  Stcolc Junction.  For'1' further    particulars   enquire of  ��� '  ��� M. A. BEALE, Acusnt.  RIVERSIDE   AVENUE  FORT    STEELE,    B. C.  M. MCINNES���������'& 60,  Wholesale   and   Retail   Meat   Merchants  A   FUMi   UKIC   ALWAYS   ON   HAND.  i^T Market's at Fort Steele, Cranbroolc, Moyie, Wardner and  Fernie.  Mrs. SPRAGUE  Confectionery  Fruit #  0    Notions of all kinds.  CI8ARS and TOBACCO.      gg THE PROSPECTOR, FORT STEELE, B. C, JANUARY 2..?, 1899.  c  ^ff^tfr ^���?j?^?j[r^^?'^T^?T^T4T,?(r"^T'?i'?,?jT-  ��t��   ��*)*   ��#*   ��#��   ��� #��.   ��#��   �������   ai'   ��A��   ��A*   .ir    .��'    ..  ��.* 'ff!* *.* 'I* *���* 'Vs- *��* *** *C* '0" '9a 'v    '-  .#.   .%.. ,%.   ,-),   .*,   ,(s   .|.   ,(  'f- '#�� ���!���>, 'f��� ��C- *��* '��"  'i  THE   CAP  T  ft  ft  ft  FORT  ST  TOWNS  m  a ' e. ' , v  The only Government town in the District  WAT  ?- FSVi-  i EKk  E?-3 g& PXi  i III  FORT STEELE  The Hub of the  FORT STEELE  District  The Center of  Popiilatio a  Mining center of  r" ���  .        the district  Rich Placers on Wild Horse, Brewery and Fisher creeks.     Since 1864 $25,000,000  in gold has been taken  out of Wild Horse.  Sole   headquarters   foi; Tracy, Wasa; Lewis, Wolf, Wild Horse, Maus   and Lost  creeks.    The highest grade ore camp in B. C.  0 - o '  �� c  H6aiJ Of Navigation On th6 Kootenay River  Daily Stage between Fort Steele and the Junction  The  Objective  Point  of  The KOOTENAY & NORTHWEST Railway, also  aiiw  ! Choice resident and business lots 30x99 fom $100 to $250.     Easy terms  titles guaranteed.    Foff Partictilars Apply to . .t'  , E. AeElton  ?  tw\  "SB���'SI-^ TUK PROSPECTOR, b'OHT SI'!".!"].];,   R  <?.. .7ANUAJ1Y 2ft,  IS:  I   \  1 i  lit  ���      a  %L>h�� ffiV0&p2��iQX:.  SATUl. DAY, .1 ,\ N 17*. J. V  IVe'l.  LOCAL NEWS NOTES.  Prank   McvMahcni,  wa.s a visitor ut iS'orl  Tuesday. ��  of  Moyiu,  .Steele  on  11* you vjin^i shave-A clean  and cool and refreshing1 shave���  go to Greze's Barber shop, next  door,to the Oriental Hotel.     *"  ;���'���;"! by 11if minister ol fo!vi"ii  ..llaiI1-;. Co'.m Dou^lii-*. 11.* >eii*.  ihal S\v'*'!fii nnjsl ffmlijiu.illy  rttiH'iiyth(*ii her .Icieiices. which  weiv altoiiothcr too v.'< ak.  Kinn (.Kcur al the conclusion  ol the reading of the speech, ex-  piessed ilio hojx: that }iarliaineiit  would provide for experimental  mobilization.  Tom  Rader of  town on Thursday  Movie was in  Ounce    Diaries  Cann's Bookstore  for   '1800   at  Sam McNamara.  the Junction, wa.s  Thursday.   .  operator  i a  town  at  on  The chocolates that Korshaw  is selling at 2fi cents per pound  are splendid. " *          o  John Pink of the Port, Steele  Mercantile Co., returned from a  business trip east, on Thursday:  Finest lemons and other fruits  in this town are to be had at  Kershaw's.        ��� *  Archie McLeod "has leased the  Mountain House, iind   vriil  open  0in a few days.  Por a good Shave, Haircut or  Bath go to C. E. Adam's Barber  Shop, and Bath Rooms. Successor to Highwardeu & Son.      *  Dr. "Watt returned frbui  "West  ' Kootenav on Thur.sdav.  Married.  At the residence of Mr. McLeod, on Monday evening, the  23rd inst.. by the Rev. John D.  Duncan, Port Steele, Archibald  Thomas Chadwiwk, Kimberlej-,  and Johanna Banberry, Mon-  tan.'i, were united  in" marriage.  A pleasant and enjoyable evening ,was spent by (the happy  couple, and their relatives and  friends.  At Feu-wick's ranch, Port  Steele, B. C., on 25th January,  by the Rev. Johu G. Duncan,  Fort Steele, Arthur Burrough  Fenwick, of North Devon, England, and Lizzie M. Rose, Montreal, were duly united in marriage. The happy couple went  after , marriage to Cranbrook,  from which they proceed to Spokane and California.    ���  ���*"  *f��  ���������  *��'  .}.  ft  ft  f  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  k:b  .f�� .��. .0.  ��.***. ���*.*>, .^.e.  *{�� "���� '}���*  ���}A-f  ��4-    .(��    ��$���  '**     *������*#��     *$*  ���#��  *<��-   *$</  ��J<��  *V*  *?*��� *��^ 'f*  *$-��� *\*  1  ATE  ~& Og��s-��acSs��ss-s       JPacafSc       F?;aiSw��iy      etttti  Soo Line.  In  Ji'iTih  and   Evei-y  Dojmrtmont  of  tho  Busines-*  LEADERS   FOR    THE.NEW   YEAR  Fine Toilet Soaps  Imported Perfumes"  Toilet Preparations  Webbs Confectionery  Hair Brushes ���    -  Tooth Brushes   ���  Nail Brushes  STRICTLY  Complete   Range  PURE   DRUGS  of   Patent    Medicines  Try a Jar of Ontario Honey  '      FROM  OCEAN TO OCEAN. ,   *  For those who want tlie Best when travelling to any point in  r ^ c-  O " * r  United States or Canada.  First Class and Tourist Sleepers run through without change    ' Connection Tri-weekly via Macleod or via Kootenay Landing.  EAST  DAILY . TRAIN  WEST  $fc Try a Bottle of' Vin Mariani.  X QUAl.LTV AND COMPLKTH.VKSS HVKUVVVHI'lllK  *  I-'ORT  STEELE  butter,  *  Try, Kershaw's 'Jre-nri  fi'e.sh eggs and new milk  0  o   "  --   David CLriftith came down from  Wild Horse "'creek  on   Wednes-  ' dav. ��� (  Take out an Accident, Insurance Policy with M. A. Beale.   "���  Several large.mining' deals on  property in the vicinity of Wild  Horse creelc are under consideration.  Port Phillipps' Notes.  As this is (he iirsf time that  news notes from Phillipps have  been presented to the Prospector,'it jnay be as well to state  that the village its named in honor of Mr.oM. Phillipps, ou whose  ranch it is located, at Tobacco  plains near the international  boundary. = j  This section of the Port Steele j  district has been rather back-'  ward in settling up, which may  be said of all East Kootenay,,but  new that the Crow's Nest" railway is an accomplished fact we  look for rapid development. The  Provincial Government is building a bridge across the Elk riv-  Pioneer Drug nan  A. W. BLEASDELL. Graduate OnUrlb I'olleffe of l-harmiwy $  ft.  Millinery gopds at cost.  Goodnough.  Mrs'.  ^George   Wentw6rth   returned  to Fori Sieele on Tuesday.  ��� James  McLean  of Calgary is  registered at the  Central   hotel.  Col., Upwlor.soi,.  Moyie,   is  at  the. Venosta.  ~.F.     T.  .1. Steph*  Carmen,  Palmer,  "Wardner: T. Urownlee and wife;  A.J. Dnnlap. Calgaiy; .1. Cos-  gtovg and wife.  J-Iotcl International  Thomas, Winnipeg; T.  ens, Vancouver; C. A.  Vancouver;      I).      fv.  Geo. ScoLt and  IVom (ppokano on  wifg  returned  Thui'Sday.  Mj-. ��� R.   L.   T.   Galbi'aith has  hud a severe attack of la grippe.  Two weddings  the past -Avcek.  work go on.  in town during  Let   the   good  Three telegrams were received  during Wednesday wanting to  secure Crow's Nest coal shares.  Trrr-* Pkospectou office is now  lighted by acetylene gas.  A  Puller came down from the'  North St;ir mine'on Thursday. ��  R.   D.   Palmer,  postmaster at  Wardner, is a visitor' iu   Steele.  tod a v.  Ross i.s  expected  home  . E. C. Egan is expected ...on  dav's .stasre. ,:' ���'������.'     '  to-  The Cosgrove Coinpany gave  a tine exhibition of pictures on  Priday evening.  C. J. Cann   i.s   expected  in about ten davs. .*?.-"  home  Tickets for the Presbyterian  church social, to be , held on  Tuesday evening, February 7th,  are now selling. Secure tickets  early. Excellent programme.  Tickets are selling rapidly.  er at a point where it will be  safe from flood,' and also a connecting wagon road from this  place, which will shorten the  distance to the railway by eight  miles, and furnish a much better  means of getting to Fort Steele.  This road will open up some valuable farming and grazing land  for settlement, and it is safe, to  predict that it will all be rilled  up in the near future. Indeed  some have availed themselves of  the opportunity already,.,1 and  without a doubt they are going  to do well.  Tbe holidays passed off quietly  in this vicinity, but Santa Claus  came with' hia reindeer, and  sleigh to hel]i us to drive dull  care away, a��d with his help we  succeeded admirably. On Christmas Eve a large party,, drove to  Tobacco, Mont, six miles away,  to attend a Christmas Tree gathering, whore* a very pleasant  evening,, was spent with our  American cousins.' As a youngster I fancied ��� Santa Claus gave  all his attention to Canadians,  but 1 discovered that he loves  American children just as much  as we Canucks, and that international boundary lines are quite  unknown to him. ������     <������  On the return trip one young  man of the parly' thought the  sleigh was a little crowded so he  took pity upon.himself and one  of the young ladies, and furnished  a separate conveyance. It seemed to others, however, that they  had no more room in their sleigh  than in the old one, and looked  decidedly "crowded".  The weather is quite cold; 24  degrees below zero.  Mr. Phillipps is visiting at  Steele. Messrs. J. D. Gordon and  Wm. Robinson have just returned from Pernio.  ���'.    PlJI..LeII-1'S*   COKKESI'ONr'F.N']  KIMPTON   &   PITTS  WINDERMERE & DONALD  General Merchants  Mining supplies a Specialty  Miners going northward via Canoe River Route will find it a large  saving and convenience to procure their supplies at Donald.  Tickets issued through and baggage checked to destination.  Apply foi- rates, -maps, time cards, tickets and full information to  nearest local agent or  W. P. ANDERSON' E. J. COYLE  rI\P. A., Nelson, Ii. C. D. P. A. Vancouver, B.  KOJ1BKT KERR, Traffic Manager, Winnipeg, Man.  MINING MACHINERY  COMPLETE    PLANTS  Ready for prompt Shipment IN OUR ROSSLAND WAREHOUSE  BOILERS  *    HOISTS  PUMPS     *  BUCKETS  GARS, WHEELS  and AXLES  Wire Rope and Supplies  Rand compressors m Drills  Agents at  Windermere  for the California Giant Powder Co.  Hospital Note.  All   persons having   accounts  unsettled with  the hospital,  are  requested to present them before  the 1st of the comine month.  p. m.  "Vy. C. Wells. of-.Paliser, and  T. McNaught, of Golden, are the  candidates nominated for the  North East Kootenay Riding.  J  tih e  W. R.   Young  invicta Co.. is  i   manager  in town.  of  Win. McMasters of Vancouver  i.s -registered' at tho Venosta.  "Bang Oscar's Parliament.    .  Stockholm.���The parliament  of Sweden was opened yesterday.  The speech from the throne was.{  St. John's Church of England.  Divine service will be held in  St. John's church at 7.30.  Stranger**, welcome.  Sunday  school  at  2:'j*>  All tho children invited.'  Presbyterian Church.  Forenoon: Service will be held  in the new church at 11 a. m., tomorrow. Evening: Service will  be held at 7..'JO p. ni. All welcome. Sabbath school will meet  at 3 p. m. a.s usual.  Von Munster Hurries to Berlin.  Paris.���Le Soir announces  that Count Von Munster;. the  German ambassador to Prance,  has started for Berlin in response  to a sudden..summons from Emperor William.  Ambassador Porter Givas a Dinnqr.  Paris.���General Horace Porter, the American ninbasKadoi'.  this evening entertained a dinner party of eighteen . guests,  among them being ox-Premier  Kibot."  ' Obituary. , ���   ���   -.  Theft, /ied at her' homo  near  Red ��� Deer lake' on Wednesday,'  the 11 th inst Catherine McBelh'  the beloved wife of Duncan Mc-  Arthur.    Her illness was not of  long duration, in fact it was" not  generally, known that she was  seriously ill.    The news of cher  death came as a sudden shock to  her friends throughout the country, cwho were not aware  of  the  fact.    The deceased lady might  fairly be  classed as one of the  old timers of Pine Creek.    Coming to Alberta in the autumn  of  'S4, she made her homo with hot-  sister  Mrs.   Robb,   the  pioneer  woman of Pine  Creek.     In  December of '$6 she. married  Duncan McArthur, one of Alberta's  most    worthy    citizens.       The  marriage was  a happy  one  in  every    respect,   Mr.   McArthur  securing  a  model  wife.      Mrs.  McArthur was born in  Welling  ton  Co.,   Ontario,   and  was the  youngest  daughter of  the   late  John McBeth.      In  religion   lie  was a staunch Presbyterian, and  in her the church loses one of its  most active workers, and society  a    brilliant   wit   and   charming  hostess, home and fireside a fond  mother    and   affectionate   wife.  She Avill long be remembered by  the old timers of Pine  Creek  as  beautiful Kate McBeth. Her funeral was largely attended by old  friends and neighbors.   The. pall  bearers wore John Owens,   John  Hamilton,   Hugh  Mclnnis,  Jos.  Hope, Alfred Rogers and James  Stephens.    She  leaves a family  of four children,   two  sons  and  two    daughters,   the   youngest  child not yet a year old. to mourn  her  loss.     Mr.    McArthur   and  family   will   have    the   sincere  sympathy  of  a  large  circle   of  friends  and  neighbors   in  their  sad    bereavement.       Mrs.    McArthur was buried in Pine Creek  cemetary     near    St.   Andrew's  church. Pine Crock, on   Friday,,  the 13th inst.;    The funeral   sur-  vice was conducted by   the Rev.  Mr.   Smith   assisted by Mr. Mc-  Rae.���(A'alijacij Herald.  ��� NOTICE.  Take notice Hint thirty cliiys after date I  shall apply to the Oold Commihsionar for a  license' to sell lieiuor by retail on tlie premises  known as Uie Mountain House. Fort Steflo  It. C.  ��� AUC'lEin McLEOD.  '   Dated this iflth'l.iy of Jan.. IM)!). J-8  Write for Estimates and Catalogues  JENCKES MACHINE CO.  CANADIAN RAND DRILL CO.  ,    ROSSLAND,    B.    C.  F. R. MENDENIIALL, Manager,  NOTICE.  SOUTH KAST KOOT.-.XAV I.IVI'KICT.  LARGE .SAMPLE ,ROOM POR COMMERCIAL MEN.  Assessment act  a.vu  i.hvkvm:   tax  AC I'.  Notice is hereby {fiven. iu ncuorrlunce with  the Statutes, that Revenue Tax and all taxes  levied under the Assessment Aft arc now due  for the year ISS9. All of I he above taxes collectible within the distiiet of East Kootenay  Southern Division, assessed by inc. aie payable  at my otllce I-'ort Steele. Assessed tuxes arc  collectible at the following rates, viz:  Four-fifths of one per cent on the assessed  value of real estate.  ���"Three-fourths of one per cent,  on the assessed value of personal property.  On so much of the income ot any person as  excoeds one thousand dollars, the following  lates. namely, upon such excess, when the  same i.s not moie than ten thousand dollars,  one and one fourth of one per cent., when such  excess is over ten thou.sanil dollars and not  more than twenty thousand dollars, one and  one half of one percent., when such oxcess is  oyer twenty thousand dollars one and three  fourths of one per cent.  Three per cent, on the assessed value of  wild laud. .  rf paid, on or before: tho .luih day of June.  I WW  Three-fifths of one per cent, on the assessed  value of real estate.  One-half of one 'per cent, on  the assessed  value of pursonal proper! v.  Upon  such  c\ccss   of   income,   when 'the  .same  is not more  than  ten thousand dollars,  one  pei  cent.,  when such  excess  is over ten  thousand dollais and  not more than twenty  thousand dollars, one and one-lourth of ono per  cent., when such excess is ovor twenty thousand dollars, one and one-half of one per cent,  ltevenue Tax M.00 per capita.  One per cent, on the assessed value of ore  or mineral hearing substances, payable quurt-  erly on the last day of the months of March,  ,lune. September and December of each year.  C. M. ISDWAlt'S.  Assessor and Collector.  Fort Steele, 11. C. January tith, 1899.       1-  The  otel Internationa  R. Ci. SHIER,  PKOPRIETOK. '  Fort Steele.  Headquarters  *  m  m  m  m  ;*:  c-TV  3tf  *  *  W  *  fc'  i*  fc  #  fc  fc  fc  fc  fc  fc  fc'  W-  fc.  *  %���  fc  fc  fc.  W\\  .*.  For Travellers and Mining Men���  Handsomely and Expensively Pnr  ������nished.   Everything now,   First Class and   Strictly Modern in every par-   ticular.   Home Comforts.-  WANTED.  Crow's Xe.st l'ass Coal Company's Shares.  If holders of this stock will kindly tclcfrruphor  write to the undersigned quotinc lowest price  business may result.  Vancouver, IJ.'C. IX T01>I> J.EES.  fc  u '       m  g. the                    m  *ff Sp  I Queen's Hotel.   1  fc   ���- m  fc <M��  -Ag Two Commodious Sample Rooms for Commercial Men       S  BAGGAGE TRANSFERRED FREE  NOTICE.  Take notice Unit the partnership heretofore  existiae. between u.s the undoi-iiii'iicd as hotel-  Itecpcrs at the town of Wanlnev under tho ilrm  name of Ulpstoin & llcrkiiniti has this day been  dissolved by mutual consent,.  The business will be continued by Jacob  Itorkmnn who assumes all t!ho liabilities of the  partnership', and to whom all debts due tbe  partnership must be paid.  Dated at P'ort Steele this 1 ~t.li day  of January. A. 1).. IH9f>.  Witness i (Sird.)  ISAAC K1PSTBIN.  i JACOB 1IEKKMAN*.   ��  .1. A. IlAKVKr.  fc  MOT it: COLD BATHS  RATES $2 PER DAY.  1' J. 6. Greene, ProDrie���or.  fc  m  GOBDBN, B. C

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