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 Ubearr ��t Lsg Ast,  Vol. IO.  FORT ST&&U&, B. C, SATURDAY, JULY 80} 1904.  No 31.  A   !  FLATHEAD OIL AREAS.  Company   Formed ��� Development  Being Pushed--Oil in Sight���  V"  intend' Shooting Well.  i    t - . f  The development :of the   oil  lands in'the Flathead valley will  opoii up a new and important industry in Southeast Kootenay.  A  development, company has  '    been   organized   in  Nelson, says  the Tribune, named the Flathead  Valley Oil   Lands   Development  ' Company, Limited, and its  provisional directors are   men   who  T j  would not allow their names to  be used to promote other than a  legilimateVspeculation. The capital stock .of the company is  $250,000.. divided into'shares of  the par ;valtie of 25 cents. The  company starts off with oil lands  the licenses for which will not  be subject to litigation, which is  an advantage, and is in a position to acquire other oil-land  licenses.  PUOM  THIO  OIL  AREAS.  Work on the different wells is  going on , as  fast, as   it can be  v pushed,   says   the ���Inter   Lake.  ' The   wells    have'  not', attained  great depth yet, but  the indica-  , tions continue good. ,,ln Somes  well which is now down something over 300' feet, oil is mixed  with water and borings, though  rio large quantities have been  found yeV In the Canadian well  just across the border, the oil  stands about six feet from the  surface, .but*"occasionally Hows  over   the, top.*.-,-. The   Canadian  ��� company is having trouble in removing the drill, which is in the  ��� well, with' about 400 feet - of  shafting   broken off on top of'it.,  ����� As soon as they can get the drill  'out  Ihey   intend  'shooting   the-  well, and expect to begin pump  ing oil if it does not How.  capacity of 20,000 of lumber  daily, some time during the coming month.  Cobalt is- a metal like nickel  and tho two are found associated  in the Grace Dore nickel mine  situated on Wild Horse creek.  It is Annoying:  ��� Considerable annoyance ��� is  caused by the mail clerks on tho  Crow line carrying mail past,its  destination. During the past  week two letters addressed Fort  Steele, one from Elko, the other  from Cranbrook were received  both bearing a cancellation  stamp' mark /''Medicine Hat".  The remedy is simple, and  should be applied.       ,        ���<*  FOREST FIRES RAGING.  Two  Sawmills,   a  Brewery and  Hundreds of Acres of Fine���'  Timber on Fire. , "  are  . ^  in  aging    at  Southeast  BULL RIVER ITEMS-  A Weekly Budget of News From  the New Placer Camp. ���  Mining .Notes.-  *- _^^_��� '  The final completion of the  merger of several of the big  mines in the Boundary district  is now a settled fact  A sawmill will soon be in operation at Bull river turning out  lumber for the construction of  the big flume of the Bull "-River  Mining and Power Co.  Much"' '.aotivity ��� is expected-; in  all the operating placer mines of  Southeast iKootenay' from now  on.  Interests! in the Wild Horse  district are reported as being exceptionally good. A number of  quartz mines are being developed  and now ones are soon to be  opened.  The -Watson   mine,   which   is  situalod on Victoria Gulch, eight  miles from Fort Steele,   has   six  feet .of sand  carbonates rich in  ''silver-lead.'  Iron ores have been sought,  for years in other sections of the  .^Dominion, 'i; The .vast iron- dey  posits of Bull-��� -river'.Will be developed as soon as transportation is afforded by the construction of the Kootenay Central  .. Railway.  Quite a number of prospectors  are operating =.in- the vicinity of  the headwaters ,of Wild Horse  'creel*;, c r  From abjudications.Southeast  Kootenay 'A<'i 11 within ��� a v'e'i-y  short time experience a great increase in the, values of all properties No doubt'this will be  as soon as the Kootenay Central  i.s completed.  The newly opened up ore body  in the Watson mine is proving  to be very extensive.  The Gold River Placer Mining  Cp., with property at Bull river,  'will   install   a   sawmill    with   a  Rev: . Wi -* T: Johnston - of tho  Presbyterian church at Fort  Steele, officiated in a service in  the camp last. Sunday which was  very much appreciated.  Quite a number of men went  to Cranbrook last Saturday on  business connected with work  previously done for. tlie railway  company'. ' ���  There tire two men at work on  the grade that, are regularly sick  every third day, but never lose  their appetite.  -- .David Newell. r,Miss Louisa  Sick and Miss Lena Neidig came  to/'camp ou a fishing trip last  Sunday,-and; while they were enjoying the sport of landing ti;out  one of 'the notorious mountain  old-fashioned rain storms came  upon thorn. They came to camp  rather worse of the' wear, and  looked as though they ��� had just  come out of the river. . Dave,  went home alone,- and' the girls  remained to dry out.  Mr. .Pickering is having a survey made of his ranch with the  intention of getting a crown  'arrant, and call it his own home.  The manager had a general  clean-up about the camp last  Monday. He is looking carefully after the sanitary conditions of the camp. ,     , '  There will - be a: sawmill  buzzing in camp in a short time  prepariug lumber for the flume.  Manager D. S. Guintor wont to  Wasa last Monday to make a  purchase of a sawmill from N.  Hanson, and he was successful.  The men are now at work on  the leveling of the flume at the  big slide, and wo are pleased at  tho result, as they found slate-  stone of sufficient depth to protect the sliding of the stone.  Work is now going on very satisfactory.  Mrs. A. W. Chisholm and  children of Fort Steele, visited  camp last Wednesday;-     V V  Matters Political-  Forest   liros  It  various     places  Kootenay.  A large forest fire is raging  just west of Fort Steele junction  Thousands of feet of timber have  been destroyed. The fire started during the early part of last  week,, and has burned over an  area of several miles. The  flames raged with much fury on  both sides of the railway track.  The fire is thought to have  started from sparks thrown ,out  from a passing engine.    '  Three other large forest fires  are raging west of Fort Steele.  One on ' tributaries of the St.  Mary's, river, 30 miles west of  Fort Steele. One on north fork  of Wild' .Horse creek, and one  southwest of Moyie. All > have  burned over many hundreds of  acres of fine timber land. Great  clouds of smoke are seen at  Steele every,day,'in the west.  ' ' A report received from Morrissey last Sunday stated that,  "Dagoes" started a fire, which  followed in the bush, and the  sawmill and house adjoining  were destroyed.' Sparks from  the burning mill were carried by  the wind to the Brewery', which  'was also destroyed. ���   ,  Another report received from  Fernie, says,.that a large sawmill and surroundings have'been  destroyed Uy^fire, and that for  some ��� time "the town was in  danger.- There'i.s a largo "forest  fire raging nearly tho entire distance between' Morrissey and  Fernie, with a very strong wind  blowing. .  A large forest fire was .raging  on Fisher creek, a tributary of  Wild Horse creek, four miles  from Fort Steele Wednesday.  in the province. It will pay yon  to keep your eye on the Fori  Steele district. There are mines  and' mineral galore in this district.  \ Canadian Pacific Plans.  Toronto, Out., July 20.���li is  reported on good authority that  tho Canadian Pacific is about to  begin the construction of a new  line';from Sudbury'to this city at  a. cost of ��8,000,000. The construction of- this line, together  with ,the purchase of local lines  near Tilsonburg,' Ontario, and  the probable installation of a  ferry service across Lake Erie  is expected to bring tho cost, up  to some * 12,000,000. This, it is  believed, is the foundation for  the recent report thai, the company would issue 820,000,000 of  new stock.  PERRY CREEK PLACERS.  The Equipment of the Perry  Creek Hydraulic Mining Company's Plant Nearing Completion.  LATEST EASTERN WAR-NEWS  Russian   War Vessels Sink 'British- Ship���Must   Pay   up " or  ���    Fight���Russia is Mad.  iu the interests of the mining industry of Southeast Kootenay. '  Let any 'one pause and think-,-  of the future of^the Fort Steele  district, of lhe vast number of  mining claims located, the vast  amount of' development work  that has been done in quartz and  placer mines, and he will no  longer doubt that the Fort  Steele district i.s on the verge of  The voters' list for British Columbia has neither been received  or printed by Dominion officials.  Hon7., Mr. Sifton, Minister of  Interor: and Hon. Sydney Fisher, Minister of Agriculture, are  at Winnipeg to attend the ope'n-  iug of the Dominion 'Fairs.  It is reported that the appeal  of the Maritime Provinces  against the redistribution act has  been dismissed by the judicial  committee of the privy council.  Lillooet Bye election.  Nominations for Lillooet bye-  election are to take place on  August ftth, and polling August  16th.        ,      '    ���  A. McDonald, the former  member will again contest the  seat in the interest of the Con-'  servative party. D, A. Stoddart  will be the Liberal candidate.  Silver-lead Quotations.  New York, July 29:  Bar Silver   Load '   Copper .'   Spelter   Loudon, July 29.���Silver,"  copper ��57 ;!s 9d; lead, ��11  spelter, ��22   7s (id.  5S4  4.20  12.62  4.85  2(5   3-4d;  13s 9d:  Market Conditions.  Copper advanced in London.  Lead was a little lower inLon-  dotij but remained; quiet ...at New  ���York.-'\   ���   ,'.- 7. A:AA "' "'A..-''  Spelter    was    unchanged  both markets!  in  Railway Rumbles.  Good for Fernie.  In the supplementary estimates brough t down Tuesday,  the government provides ��10,000  for a public building at Fernie.  .���������'"Two. parties of engineers are  now in the field locating the proposed route of the Kootenay  Central railway. With the coming of this railway the transportation problem, now a serious  drawback, will be satisfactory  settled.     . ' .7  Southeast Kootenay.  Southeast. Kooteiiay, will not  attain the zenith of her greatness until the Kootenay Central  railway is constructed through  the Kootenay valley, north and'  south. Then will she rival, yea,  eclipso all other mining districts  The Knight, Commander incident is causing-great^anxiety at,  St.. James and St. Petersburg.  That' Russia must pay up or  fight,' appears ,to be lhe tone of  the latest British note to the  Czar."  Great Britain's bill for  damages against Russia for demurrage, the arrest, aiid sinking  of British ships will be 'very  heavy. .Already if is roughly  esti mated a t S10,<KX), 000.  1 "Russia is mad", is antagonising to the pitch of hostilities the  great,''neutral, powers, by ,< the.  high-bunded ii��ti/M-i��5'nr her Red  Sea pirates.and.t.he Vladivostook  squadron.  The arrival of three .Japanese  warships and two torpedo boats  in the Red .sea' is" reported.   .  Chinese refugees report, heavy  fighting, ou land and sea, in progress at Port-Arthur July 27.  Newchwang evacuated by  Russians. _Jap flag replaces the  Russian standard oyer the residence of the governor. Soldiers  of the Mikado enter town in tho  early morning.1 V  British authorities have instituted an inquiry into the sinking ��� 'of ' "the ��� -British steamer  Knight Commander by the  Vladivostock squadron.  British steamers Calchas, and  Formosa have been seized by  Russian war vessels.  Ship owners in ��� England,  United States and Germany are  indignant at Russian interference with neutral shipping.  Kouropatkin is in danger. His  defeat at. Ta Tch'e Kiao is a  source of-alarm at St. Petersburg.   -     -  The O.R. &, N. ship Arabia is  a Russiau prize. It is now up to  Uncle Sam to take7action.,'7  May Use Aerial Torpedoes.  wonderful  perity.  progress   and ' pros-  North' Star Lodge.  o    North Star Lodge, A. F. & A.  M', will ''hold their regular  monthly meeting on Tuesday  evenihg August 2nd. A number  of visitors are expected to be  present, from Cranbrook.  LOG DRIVING.  The' St. Mary's and Kootenay  Rivers ;the Scene of a Big  Drive of 5,000,000 Feet. ���  The  Perry  Creek    Hydraulic  Mining  Co.   is pushing work as  rapidly as possible, with the  intention   of    having     the     plant  ih operation by lhe first   of September.    The Hume is completed  lo   the  point   where   Ihe   water  will bo 'delivered to the pipe line  that'will  convoy   it,  across  the  canyon.    The pipe for  the  pipe  line is being made on the ground  and will soon be ready   to put in  place.    The pipe is twenty-eight  inches in diameter and   the  line  will be ir>00 feet long.     The depression  in   (he lino, in crossing  the canyon is about 200 feet and  in   the   form   of    an    inverted  syphon;   the  excess  weight   of  water at one side of the  canyon  forces ,lhe  water  up the other.  It was thd'intention of the company   to drive 'a  tunnel   three  hundred feet through   the top,of  the mountain to be piped   away,  fo convoy tho, water to the, opposite side, but this has been abandoned,   and   a flume will be constructed around instead.  The development and equipment at the mine has been very  simple, and not hindered by any  difficult"' engineering. ' The  country is open and accessible  by wagon .roads, and a flume  four miles in length .provides  "abundance of water with a head  of  500; feet,  sf acies   ...          ..���  ........  tion andVibnndance of timber t'or;��n lhG Sl.-Mur.y/.  hmlrHnV   .��,, fo.n..l.    -   Tl.o  ' Wl-c.'- / "! ' �����      ^''"^p   U'O     ^S   '^IVe.  prise/  is    the   company's   first Ilhoso at'�� now secure in   the'big  undertaking of the kind and if is j -J0��mR 0,''the company' at Ward-  doing things in"its own way. and |  paying  for  them   with   its own 1  money.-   Most of the persons interested are Wisconsin and  Minnesota,   capitalists   who   take   a  personal interest  in   the  details  of   the   work,   and haye given it  their  attention   for   three years  and  will  have   expended   when  completed about $125,000.   They  expect   to  have hydraulic monitors playing  on  the gravel by  the first of September and,clean-'  up this fall some of the   coveted  yellow  metal.  F. R.'Byron has found such  encouraging placer prospects in  the gravel and surface .wash  upon the hillside below the  Badger and Red Mountain  claims that he has taken   up two  ,, Log'Drivftig on the St. Mary's  and Kootenay rivers came to an  end this week.' Over-5,000,000  feet of-logs are now held in the  boom of tho Crow's Nest Pass'  Lumber Co. at Wardner. ���       #.  As far as natural conditions  are concerned, the lumber operations of the Crow's Nest Pass  Co./.have been most satisfactory  ���Never in the history of the com-  *' i  pany have conditions as to  quantity of logs, plenty of water  in the" St.'Mary's river, and consequently, the -easy driving of  logs been so perfect. It is e&ti-  with no serious ob-1'"^ lhat. thero "w,as between  in 'tho' way oi' construe .! (-v0 and *'IX milIio�� feeL oflU lo^s  ""   "''     '   and. Kootenay  i*furlng.a  ner.  The   Moyie   Lumber; Co.  has  landed nearly b,000.000 feet of  logs in Moyie Lake, opposite the  mill..  A number of timber -limits  have been taken up on Toby  creelc.  LOCAL NEWS.  I  An outing party visited Bull  river Friday. ,  Harvesting   operations    were  delayed Friday owing to rain.  W. Elwell, Cranbrook,   was a  guest at the Imperial Thursday.  Tom   Roberts   was   at   Cranbrook Friday on business.  Belligerents  in the Far East  may 'embrace^" tlie- opportunity  to add new* terrors to. tlie warfare in Mancliura by d.scharg-  ing aerial torpedoes from  balloons or,flying'machines.  Lord Dundonald Sails.  Montreal,' . Que., July. 20. ���  Lord Dundonald, late coin maud;,  er-inchief of the military forces  ni Canada, sailed for England today on the steamer Tunisian.  Fraser River Bridge.  ���On'"Saturday last IIis Honor  the Lieutenant-Governor in the  presence of a vast throng  formally opened the Feasor river  bridge to traftic.  leases   of hill   diggings,   and is  extensively   prospecting   them.  He has taken water out  of Manchester   creek   and .by  a  short'  ditch   can   thoroughly   prospect!  the ground.    When this is done,  lie-will   complete the ditch aud J  flume   built  last   fall  to provide |  watorpower i'or a mill.  ���   R. B; -Durant is prospecting  a  free-milling gold vein  near  the  ���ste'amshovel'plant.  Hank Efler i.s doing assessment work on the Goldleaf and  other claims on Monroe mountain  l-l.'W. 'Ross is building a trail  fo the ..Roaring King property,  and otherwise preparing for development work*. A'y  As You Like Them.'  Mr. and Mrs. J. A.-Harvey,  Mr. and Mrs. Teetzell.' Toronto,  visited the Wild Horse creek  placer mines on Thursday.  Two million feet of logs were  destroyed by forest fires in the  vicinity of Fernie. The loss is  estimated at ��200,000.    ���  Rumors of railway projects of  all .sorts.are. in'.the air,' all except  the Kootenay Central will 'rein a, in there!' <  There is gold iu the'mountains  there is silver in tho hills, and  the prospector unci miner that  will'attend lo business i'aithfully  is sure to got then;and be re  warded.  THK Pkosi'ICCTOk: is published  Enthusiasm is running high  on' the Labor Day celebration,  which will be the event of the  year at Cranbrook.  ,  'Miss M..Mair, Winnipeg, was  a guest this'week at the residence of her sister Mrs. E. J.  Cann.;, ",'">  ���"Mines'  inake   towns"   and  a  town like Fort Steele with   vast  mineral resources in close  proximity-' is sure  to. be a .large and ,  prosperous'town. 7 '���  ���Will go 'Ahead.  Development of the., mineral  .resource's of this district, has  boon slow, being delayed by.the  lack of fra.nsporfa.fion facilities.  These conditions will be changed  by tlie. construction of the Kootenay Central railway, which will  tap the.groat,li mineral belt east  of the Kootenay river, as well as  furnish the necessary transportation for ores mined in the  Windermere district. THE PROSPECTOR   FORT STEELE,   n   f\, JULY :iu,   1904.  o,  '    kstauIjIshi-jU   iml".  7\. B. 6race,  PUBLISH EK    AND    KUITOIi.  Devoted to Lhe uplnnld.nsr of Port Steel'* Hi.  development, of the vast mineral ie-mirce- ol  ��he Kact Kootenay minius district.  Subscriptions ���    *~w Per >v:lr  AdvertisinK rate.- inartP Uuovii on appl.cuion  Contributions are solicited from all parts of the  district, but all matter intended for publication  must Have the writer'- signature.  i-i published  [i guaranteed  clrculuiioii larger than nn> other panel  In Ea��t fcooienuy. It is all home Printed  ���nd contains, don Me the new* of an>  uhcr paper in the district.  '' As an adtertising im*di"*.in it i�� mi  excelled.  THE    PROSPECTOR,  ��� very  Saturday,  and  has  SATURDAY, .jri.v '���'.<>. 1WI  Liberal  ] Mr  TCirmrv has h^en   a   resident  |of lhe disirici. for a time as long  | as llie Herald man has and   is a.s  'well   known,   and   this   was  the  ; first thalhu or his friends heard  loi   him   beinir   killed   in a snow-  j slide  I     In a recent i.-.sue in giving   an  account       of       the       visit-     of  the      Premier       and      Cabinet  Minister      at      Cranbrook      it.  persisted    in    referring   to   the  Hon.   Robert  Green as minister  of mines.    There probably is no  member  of   the   cabinet   whose  duties  briiig hi in so close to the  people as Mr. Green's, and nearly  every child is familiar   with  his  j title,  -which   is   Chief   Coiniuts-  isii.niM' of Land1- and Works.  '     In   overy    insiance    that   the  ! Herald has occasion to speak   of  .the  Sullivan   mine   it   -ooiiis  to  'take   >pecia]   pains  to < state that. ���  the   property   has   been    taken;  ���over, by the .Federal Mining  and j  ,smelting Company.     Nothing ol i  ; the   kind   has   been   done. , The ���  '-Sullivan     Group ���  Mining   Co.. '  ,still owns and controls 'he. Sulli-;  . van mine. . ;  Ln another recent is-uo' it   has"  'an   item   of  news' from the Mir- ���  ���/eying party   ou   Fording   river'  in   which   it   refer.",    to   .lames'  Laidlaw as beiny; withjhe party.  '  ' , '     Mr     Laidlaw   i-   the'   chief   in;  T    is "Evident    that    a ' large ; charge of the work and the party '  amount of railway   building; He i<*> a provincial land surveyor..  will be commenced in the Koote: .'and as such carries an   "Ad'   in.  ' nay vol lev at an earlv day.   The j -Aie' Herald, and   has an ofiice in '  ** *- �� i ' i       ,  ��� Kootenay Central   has  two  stir-; Cranbrook. and the Herald man"  veying ' parties "hi   the field and j has long enough lived in the dis-  will   no'doubt   be   found   in-the i trict to have found this out  long,  front rank of   railway   construe-1ago. r- ' j  tion as soon as the necessary and  final survey'is completed.  The objective point' from  IP  .8..  Headauarters   for   Mining   and" Commercial   Men  The  Conservative, Candidates  for Parliament.  FOli   KOOTBNAY ,1'ISTKICT.  CH.ARLES If. MACKINTOSH.  OF   UOSSLAND.    ,  FOK   YAU'-UAKIUOU   DISTRICT.  MARTIN BURRILL'.  OK   (tKANI)   FORKS.  NKW  WKSTMJXs-iTEl'   DISTRICT.  J.   D.  '   OF    NEW  TAYLOR.      '  Pa  I  the,''  north as well as the south is.-  Fort; Steele, the reason of this is j  the predominating . advantage of  location over all other points,  and the conditions as they develop from day lo day show that  we1 may expect within a very  short time signs of .activity in  ��� railway cphst.ruction.,  It is nod at all surprising   that  the mining- section   of Southeast.  'ICooteiiny, and ,the* railway   unn  ditions as they now exist, should  , attract the  attention   of   conservative English capitalists.    The  field is a, largo one   and   English  capitalists have boon looking   to  Southeast Koolonay   as a   place  to invest their money.  "As a town, the pioneer town  of the district-,, Fort Steele has  nothing to fear, backed by iis  natural resources, its vast min-  'eral interests, also its extensive  commercial interests, the .immediate construction-of the Kootenay Central, will again force  business info its natural and  proper channels which centre  around this town. c  MINLKAt- ACT  iKOKil   I" 1  lit.f(TIJ.-ll' I'l'll OK  IJIPKOVBVI'X^i..  NOTICE.  Kam-lioru   Minoi~.il (Maim.  ' Situate in lln- For: Steele MlmiiK Division 01  IOhsI Kootcuay District.  Wliere located. -On .Tracy I'reei..  (TAKK NOTICK llmt 1. Tho-. T. McVittie, K.  M.C. >Xo.' HTariu, ��ni;cnt for Wm. Carlin. Free  Miner"- GVrut.cite'No. BTHTli ltuend, sixty  il.iy- froni'the date rhcieot, io npply to the  ".llnini.'Recorder for a Oei ullcati* 01 Improve-  I uienth. for tin- purpo-e of olnaininjr a Crown  Grant of the iihove claim.  Anil further in Ice notice Hint action,  undoi j  .........-,.. ������- ..,,,-, i>j> eiiuiinriieed before the i-su  mice uf -uclt Ccititlente.01" Improvements.  Dated Un- I'-'tli 'lay,of .lulv. A.D., 190��.  ���.ill ' ,      THOS. T. McVITTIK.,  It Will be to Your Interest.  If vou fomeiniiliUc' viiiitin" tho St:  Louis Kxposition. io s-ooure reliable in-  forniiition a- to railroad service, the  lowest rato*" unci this .best route.-. Al.so  a? to local .condition.- in St. Louis:  holi'lh. etc., etc.  If you will wriii* the iiiKio.r.rjiynod,  stat iii" what intoniuition you desire,  thi* -mm! will tie promptly furnitahed.  If we do not have it on hand, will  secure it, for you if possible, and without any expense to"you. Address  P.. TI. TRUMBULL, ("onunoreial Agent  142 Third Street,  Portland.'Ore.  NOTICE.  We trust that the  government  of  Canada   and   our 'provincial jterred h,s '��t"<"��- >�� fne -Ga  .   . '..,       , ..   'Claim  situate on  Sullivan  Hill  authorities will   encourage  rail  encourage  way building in this province by  every means in their power  -i.     >.     <-  Somehow it seems that "twisting tho British lion's tail" by the  Russian bear. .�� not to be so  popular a -port henceforward.  While the Russians are worrying,   the   Jap-  continue   tn   ad  vance northward.  There   i.-s  a  very large area of  land       throughout       Southeast  Kootenay   available   for   -settle  ment. either tor  agricultural   or  inininsr purposes.  \nsrrr \ku\s  The (Iran brook Herald   i- fui  nishing its readers with   a   very  varied and ^pio.y tu-w- service.  Some time' ago it told of the  finding of the body fif Emory, a  man killed by a snowslide iir the  VVindcrme're country last winter.  ���WANT P. I)       SKYKKAI.  IXDPSTl: I - '  ouh'persons in i.-aeli slutc'Ui li'avi-l for.:'  house (.'.sliihlislieil eleven yours ami with i  :i 1 jii"J-T*" I'lipitnl. I.'. call upon   m<*x<:liiinl- I  and ii.jreiit.s for siicoos.sfui imrl -prol'it jibli- i  line,     l-'eniiimi.'til eiifia^iMuenl.   Wei.-.k- i  lv rash salary of *'.M and   all >travi-1 inp ;  "xpens'/s  anil   hotel   bills   advanced in i  I'akli caeli week    .KxpeiMeiiei.* not essen- j  rial.     .Mi'iilioii refereni'i''S   and .enclose  self-addressed em-elcipo.      THK    NATIONAL, r.\'2 liearborn St., Chicago.  To   Walter  C.  lHireheii. ami   to uny other  Ijijilyoi pint let-to whom   he may have  trans-  aloie"  Mineral  1.  in  tho Port  l SteeleMiiiinst Divi-ion  Kail ICooteuay, liiillsh  I Columblii  ' TAKE NOTICE ili.it you are hereby ic-  il'.ured within ninety days from the firj-t. publi-  I'htlon oi .hi- notice to pay to ihe undersisinoii  . i he sum of -\SJ iiO. the amount expended, by him  on ^m interesi in .-��i<i eliiini lor a-te.-smi'Dt  iviirk up io the llth day oi November, l'JOa.  AND KT/HTHF-I" TAKK NOTICK that unless -aid payment together with all costs oI  HtlvrrtKlns: is- paid uilhin tiie time above  ' -t.ued, your intoresi in -aid climii .shall lapse  to the umler-u-'ne.l nn ����� eount of -aid expcndi-  tun-  Tins NOTICI". is km en 'imlvr Section   I  or  ni"  'Mineral An Amendment Aet, I'.NW  .  D \TI-.Il tin--J-lli day of Jam-   HUM  .'7 WILLIAM .1    I.ASUIjKY.  NOTICE.  N'otKe is hi-n-bv fjivcn that ilnrt.v day- iiftn  iJaf; I intend ln.ippl.v to the Chief Commi-sion-  erof Lund-and Work- iin.l the A--i-uini Com-  im^sioiier of f.Hnrl- .mil Work- for the District  of llii-t ICooti-nav Ii"ir.i Liecrj-i- to prospect foi  Coal .mil IJetrol< mu on the following dehcrlbeil  litnd Siiiniicil a' the licifi otstarviitloii Cri'eJv  1 ,ind adjoininu lln- International llounilary lino  Hlocl: IVM '���'.iiihci-U'] ii poiiion nf llrltlhli  *"'olurnhiii  1     ."iiHini-iii mi; at   ji   po-l   |il.oiled rn-al the  aciid of <-t.irv'.iiiijii Cicuh nn.' mile noitli of tin-  ' Iiuernailonal linmi'lai v line an.l nni- mile ca-t  ,.f Li.ihla O. Mi,, ki-ri/.ie s jioiiIiw.:.-.! . ..n...r J....-.I.  , Uelny ilu* initial post of William (lloyn's clidni  ' and' iiiiirkeil Wililiiin <;io.vii''�� n<ii-i.luvc.st coram'  . fHinil      tlii4i)i-i-   , Miutli      Wt      ilmiriH.      t.liciici-  caul KO i-.liaiiis, lliciici: noitli   (Ul  r.tmiUH,' i.hunc'.-  ivest MOc.lniiiih io the jiliice.  ol   heir intii nt;  coii-  ijitiiiiui: >H0 iiit*'. ij.eri- or lesh. .,     |  f.ncnii-il .linn- .'.'(Mii. i:kii. ,7  ' Wllllaii, CKn'n. I.oi-.utiir  ���lolm T. muff, Akcih  :.'.    Coniiiienciiii;   ��<   a' post planted   north of.  mid adjacent, to Wililiiin I'lloyn's claim,   bclnii  the lnltliil post ol   John  T.   Illurf'H  claim   and  iniirlcid .lolin T. Uliiff'-'-ouiiuviij,i. corner   posl.  llieiiee nrirt.li wi chain-,   lli-i..-.   cnsl K(i cliHliiK,  thi'ncc south,wichiilns.  t.ln-ncc \ve��t w chains  to the plnee nf l.i.i;iiniiiiK. ci.nl.-iiiiiin;   i'. 10. iicrr:.- |  more rir less.  ljOi-ttied .lime LMiii. 11101.  -' .Inhu T.-Mltiff. Locator  Hotel  All    Modern     Conveniences  FORT    STEELE,   B.   C.  Large    Sample   Rooms   for   Commercial   Men.  The Mining Center of South East Kootenay  The Largest  Mineral. Areas,  and the Most  v ���/      '   ,  Extensive o  Coal Fields on the  American: Continent  are Situated in  South East Kootenay  Agriculture  GS-raxing and. the  Lumber Industry  are Prominent  Features of the.  District.  ^  The proposed,Crow's Nest aiid Golden Railway will pass  through Fort Steele and Tap the Greatest Mineral Belt of the  District.  Choice Business and Besidenee lqt& for Sale  )  . L. ���T.vGalbraIthr''To.,vTO!^ter onbe. THE PROSPECTOR, FORT STEELE, B. C, AFLY  :'.o. 1001  ��  More than half the drudgery  of 'tending- u furnace is in ther  shaking- down. Knou-fh to  break a man's back, and certainly no work for. a woman,  is   the  job   of   shaking  down   some  furnaces.  With a Sunshine Furnace you stand up. and  oscillate a gently working lever that a child could  handle. It's so easy you won't believe it, if you've  been1 used to the common  back-breakers. ���,  And   the   Sun.sliine    is   a   hygienic,    coal-saving,  practical   house warmer   in    every   way    that    a   good  furnace ought to be.  o ��� Sold by all Enterprising Dealers.      Write for booklet.  McCIaryfc  Vancouver, St. John, H.B.  NOTICE.  Notice is hi'i-oby jjiven tlitit W) days  ' from the date hereof f intend to apply  to Lhe (Jliiel ComniisMonei' of Lands  and Works at Victoria to purchase the-  following desuribcfl lands situate in  Southeast Kootenay and described as  follows:���  Coinnicnciny  al. a  post  planted one  mile west of south west corner of block  Xo. 342. thence 80 chains south, thence  .'"20 chains oast, thence 80 chains  north. .  ihenee 5()  ehuins west to place of be-' appreciated  yinniiip coniaininp. 160 acres more.or  less. i  JOHN .MEAN.  Dated For\ Steele Mav -1st. 1004.     20  fykz tytozpziAoK.  SATURDAY. JULY '30,  1904  The Science of Road Making.  Road making  is a   science,  AILN'l'HAL   ACT.  '    c (Vonw I.'.)  CKIITIKll'ATi: 111' IMPHOVKMIINTs  c NOTICE.  ���Mif>liland Chief, ���('ritlel'. 'Sovcruifiii'  nnd "Orown Fractional" Mineral  0 *    , i  Claim-.:  Situate in llie l.'orl Steele-Miniiig Division  ot Kast Kootenay District..        , .   '    *  Where located:���On Perry Ctcek.  Take notiee thiilJL'Thos. T. McVittio, I'.M.C.  No. 117.1710, Agent for' tho ^ Kootenay (Perry  ^Creek) Gold Mines; Limited. Fteo Miner'-- Certillcate No. H73717. intend, sixty days from tue  dute hereof, to apply. 10 the Mining Itecoidci  for a Certificate of Impio\enients, foi the put-  pose of .obtaining ii Cioun (liant of the nbovc  claims. '  jVnd furthei take notiee Unit action under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such Ccitilieate ol Impiovr nients  Dated this Oth da\ of June, 1101  Sl THOS. T McV'lTTIi:  branch of engineering, the difficulties of which are not, usually  It is a common expression lhat "anyone can make  a road." Which merely indicates that the average man  knows so little about road construction that he does not realize  how much there is to know. If  it is true that anyone can make  a road,   i t-is also-true that any -  It Will be to Your Interest.  ' It .vod contemplate visiting the St.  Louis Exposition, to secure reliable information as to railroad service, the  lowest rates and the best routes. Also  as to local conditions in St. Louis:  hotels, etc.. etc.  If you will write the undeisigned,  stating what information vou desire,  the same will be promptly turnished.  If wc do not have it on hand, will secure it for'you if possible, and without  any expense to you.    Address  11. H. Trumbull, Commercial Agent  ' 142 Third St., Portland, Oregon.  NOTICE.  Notice is ImiebN gncti that thirty days uitei  i date 1 intend to apply to tlie Chief Commission  er of Lands and Works and the Assistant Com  missionei' of Lund*-nnd Woiks foi the District  of Kast Ivootenay foi a License to prospect foi  ,OoiU and Petroleum on the follow ing ilesci lboil  land,,situated on ICinthi Cieck justnoithol  tho'International lloundiirv line Hloclc I393  Southeastern pint ion ol llntish Columbia  -  1. Commencing ut a posl planted ne.n Kin tin  Creek and about one mile Horn where the  eieek crosses (lie Intei.iat'oii.il lloundaij lino,  being the initial post of G A Keating's claim  miii marked G. -V. Keating's, uoitbucst corner  posi, thence south 80 chains, thenee easl-80  ehalns, thenco north su chains, thence west B0  ehalns to the place of beginning, containing  iiiil acres more or loss.     ;  Located June lllth, lflfti.  G. A. Keating, Locator  John T.Bluff, Agent  :.* Commencing at a post planted north of  and adjacent to CI;'A; Koathings'..claim being  the initial post of Klsie.fi.-.Thomas claim and  marked Elsie L. Thomas southwest corner post  thence north 80 chains, thenco east 80 chains,  thence south SO chains, tlienee west .80 chains,  to tho plaee of beginning containing -.'Md acres  more or loss. !>  Located June Isib.lflOI. 7   .'.        7      .;  l'jlsie L..Thomas, Locator.  John'I:. Hluif, jVgent   .  :i Commencing at a post planted west of and  adjacent to J'lsie L. Thomas claim being the  initial post of JIary ,A, Thomas claim and  marked Mary A. Thoinas southeast corner post  thenco north 80 ' chains, thenee west 80  chains, thence south 80 chains, thence east 80  ' ehuins to tho place or beginning containing HIO  acres more or less.  Located June lath, l'.iOI..  Mary j\; Thomas. Locator ���':  .A'yl JolinT. Bluff, Agent  I Commencing at a post planted south of  and adjacent to Mary A. Thomas elaini being  the initial post of Mary Shea's claim and  marked , Mary Shea's north east-corner post,  thenco south 80 elniins. thence west 80 chains,  thenco north 80 ehtiiiis, thence east 80 eliains  to the place of beginning, containing f.tO acres  more, or less. , ' '  i    Located June !9th. 1901.  Mary Shea, Locator l  '87 John T. Bluff. Aeont  one can build a house', a brjdge  or a steamship. ''Anyone" can  do these things, but in-most  cases at a greatcwaste of 'money  and labor, and with very inferior  results. For centuries in Eng-:  land, it was left to anyone to  make the roads... It was not until  ' - 1 fir  McAdam and Telford appeared,  but one century ago that the  people in England becamo convinced that "anyone" could, not  build- a'*road. This work was  then placed in.the hands of expert roadbuilders and'the transformation has been nothing  short of wonderful.  Iu too many townships . of  Ontario "statute labor" means  that once a year the rate-payers  gather to make roads under the  direction of "anyone."' They  plow and scrape the mud and  pile on a ridge of gravel, after  violating every rule and principle laid down by McAdam.  After doing everything McAdam  told the people, of' England, not  to do, ,the result of, this, statute  labor is called a "macadamized  road.''  Among the earliest roads of  which we have definite' information were those built by the  Romans, chiefly as military tiigli;  ways, leading east and west to  the remote provinces, from  which arose the proverb. "All  roads lead to Rome." So" sub-'  stantially were these roads built  of layer upon layer, of stone and  concrete, three and four feet in  thickness, that many of them  still remain, and are commonly  believed by the peasantry of  Spain and of other countries of  Southern Europe, to be of supernatural origin. These roads  were built at an enormous waste  of money and labor, and, while  of; the greatest durability, they  lack the first essential of modern  construction���a properly balanced union of economy and  efficiency.  TPor several centuries after the  downfall of Rome, roadmaking became a forgotten art. In France  during the eighteenth century,  under the Engineer Tresauguet,  road  construction  was  revived,  but on very different  principles  from   those   followed    by    the  Romans.   The type of road built  by the French engineer was then  introduced into Euglaud by Telford, and consisted of a  foundation of large stones, laid ou edge  and     carefully     shaped,    upon  which   was placed, a coating of  finer broken stone.   Early in the  nineteenth ceuturv, McAdam ad-  vocated and constructed iD Eng-  land'a still more economical  design, in which the foundation of  large    stone   was   omitted,   but  greater care, was given to drainage and    roadbed.      xVIr. Adam's  system "is that" most commonly  followed-, today,   with ' a number  of important: alterations conse  quentf upon  the  introduction of  roadmaking machinery.  In the  time ol  McAdam the  best method  attainable  was  to  break stone by hand, which was  then placed loose on   the  roadway and, left foi"traffic to consolidate.     The  progress of consolidation    was    slow,    during  which a considerable amount 'of  the stone was forced   into and  mixed  with the  earth   subsoil,  injuring, the consistency of the  road.     Under present methods,  by means of a crusher,   stone is  broken much more cheaply than  it could be done by hand.  Stone dust and chips ��� (screenings) are createdun the process  of crushing, which are used to  fill the voids, instead of waiting  for this to be produced by traffic  or allowing the clay or loam from  beneath to be forced up among  the stones. With a road roller  the road metal is made thoroughly compact, forming a strong,  waterproof "covering over a firm  NOT1C.I3.  To OHANGJ-" S FKIZZi-'LL, aud to any  other paity or parties to whom he may have  transferred his inteiesi in the .Shakespeare  Mineral Claim .situate on I'ciry Creek, in the  Foit Steele Mining Division,. Kasi Kootenay  Hiitish Columbia.  TAKK NOTICE that yon are hereuy required  within ninety dajs from first publication of  this notice to pay to the undersigned the sum  of H'iO.(iQr the amount expended by him on your  interest in ��aid claim for assessment wotk up  io the 29th day of October. 1903.  AND F-JItTHli.lt TAKK NOT1CI"   tiiat unless said payment together with all costs oi  advertising  is  paid   within   the  time  above  stated, your interest in said claim shall  lapse  to the undeisigncd on account of said expenditure, j  THIS NOTICE is given  under Section 4 ol !  the "Mineral'Act Amendment Act, 1900".  Dated this 2nd day of May. 1904.  1"                                            OUST THJ3IS.  O T1 T1 "T1 T   T~'  oiJiiiLii  FORT  ' BREWING CO,  MINERAL ACT.  (FORM F.)  CKKTiPICATK OF IMl'HOVK.MKNT.s.  NOTICE.  sit. .Mary's. Mineral Claim.r  Situate in the Fort Steele Mining Division of  East Kootenay District.  Where located:���On Luke Creek.  Take notice that I,' Thos T. McVittie, F.M.C..  Mo. I37H710 agent for J. I". Armstrong, RJI.C.  No 373402 administrator of the l'.stitio of j. K.  McKeggie deceased.  Intend, .sixty days from the date hereof, to  apply to tho Mining Recorder for a Certillcate  ol Improvements for the purpo.se ot obtaining  a Crown Grant of the above claim.  j\nd further take noticc,that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before tho issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.    '  Dated this 11th day of June, 1901.  ���S ' ' THOS T. MeVITTIK.  FERNIE, B.C.  ��� MANUFACTURERS and BR]-:WEES of EXTRA PINE  BEER  f   PORTER  SOLD BY  THE BARREL, KEG tOR   BOTTLED  Bottled beer for family  use a specialty  n      ' i  Outside   Orders  GIVEN. STRICT AND PROMPT ATTENTION  :,' SATISFACTION GUARANTEED  -MINERAL ACT.  FOK.M I".  UKRTrPICATR  OP  IMPROVKMKNTR.  subsoil. The result is that'more  perfect work is done in a. few  days and" at less cost than tlie  tnethods'of McAdam or Telford  would accomplish in, several  months. The main features of  present day roadmaking, which  are of recent introduction; are:  (a) The use of grading; machines for forming the earth  subgrade and open drains.> ,  (b) The thoro.ugh' drainage  of the soil, underlying'the-road  so as to make a strong foundation.  ,' (c) The use of a roller to con-  solidate both the earth foundation and the surface layer of  stone or'gravel.  _ (d) Where broken stone is  employed, the use. of a crusher  to prepare the metal, instead of  breaking the stone' by hand.  ��� ��� (e) The screening of broken  stone so as to grade it, for application to the road in layers  according to size.  NOTICE.  ������Emoi'iild"   and   "Phoenix"   Mineral  Claims.  Situate in tlie l.'ort Steele Mining Division ol  East Kootenay District. '       ...  Where located:���On the St. Mary's Kiver.  TAKE NOTICK that I. A. It. IIcyland, P.tjf  S.,' Kaslo, aaein for M. J. Hatpin, Free Minor's  Certillcate No. 'tj.iKi.1Q5! intend, sixty days from  tlie date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate or Improvements for the  purpose of obtaining a Crown Oiani of the  above claims.  And further lake notice that action, under  section .IT.'inust be commence' before the issu-.  mice of such Certillcate of Improvements.  Dated this Ith day of May, A.D. IIIOl.  -i> A.-lt. HICYTjAND.  ' P. O.  BOX 812  TELEPHONE  NO. 1  ;# Fort   Steele  Brewing Co., Iwtct.  **>i*h  CARLIN <fe DURICK f  Orange Meat Premiums.  Period of redemption extend-  ,ed;from, July,1st to January next  ��� Most Canadians have used  Orange Meat, the popular Cana-  dian.cereal: They iyillVbei'-glacl  to know that all Orange Meat  premium coupons will be good  until January 1st 1905 instead of  to July! 1st 19���04 as originally  fixed:' The coupons bring silver-  plated spoons and other table  articles of; value. Every 15c.'  package contains a coupon with  full information.  NOTICE.  i      .    i  Thirty day.s after date I the unilersiKiied intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner ol  Lands and;. Works, al Victoria, for i'i Special  License to,cut and carry away timliei from the  the. following-described lnnils situate in Kast  ICooteiiny District:      , ., ��  Commencing.at a pos't planted two and one-  half miles east of C.P.lt. Ulock No. ��% and on  tho^soulh ban!;;of White Itivor.lthence south  WO chains, thence e!ist;-10 chains, thence norlli  ICO chains. tho.��r.o ���-,.��i |(i chain.- to place of l>c-  .���'ilining containing ("10 acres.  PitKIl HlNiMOHl-: Lucator  l>uled .lime iBth, I'.'OI.. ���.'.��  -NOTICE.,  Thirty days ufter date 1 the nndei.signed intend to'apply to Ihe Chief Commissioner or  Lands and Works,' at Victoria, for a .Special  Licenso to cut and cany away timber fiom the  following described lands in Kast ICooteiiny  District: -  ,  Commencing al a posl plumed three miles  east of C.P.R. Hlock NTo. -I.V.MS and on the south  bank of White River, thence south Kin chains,  thence east-10 chains, thence nortii IM) chains,  thence west 10 chains. tor place of beginning  containing fUO acres. '*  JAMKS  WIIITK. Locator  Dated June 15th, lflOl. ^  GENERAL  MERCHANTS      ^  Fort Steele,  B.C.  Agents fok i ty  Giant Powder Co., Con's.    |(  Massey Harris Co., Ltd.  c  , , - Have just received two  Carlonds of  $;FARM WAGONS, .LOGGING TRUCKS .S  ,S ' ��� ;' AND DEMOCRATS. " ",J"  t ������      ��� .  Haying and Harvesting- Tools, (in  Plows,   Marrows,  plements of all kinds.  Mining Supplies  and Hardware.  A.  ,      NOTICE.        '  Thirty day.s after date 1 the undersigned intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Woiks. at Victoria, for a Special  License lo cut and cany away limber from the  following described lands in East Kootenay  District:  Commencing ill it post planted three and a  half miles easl of C.P.K. Hlock No. i:>96 and on  the south bank of White Itiver. thence south  lBO chains, thence east 10 chains, thence north  160 chains, thence west ID chains to place of beginning containing 610 acres.  1 A. C. CHAPMAN. Locator  Dated June lbtli, ififtl ' ss  +i Dry   Goods  Soots  ���i.  4  ��  flats   and   uaps &:  and   Shoes. h  General Merchandise.  ^y^^^l^ii^^^yf :& ^-^^;;^^D^oQ^c^ipoc.;^  1 N. HANSON, 1  Teacher Wanted.  For the Fort Steele  Public  School,  duties-to commence after the holidays.  A male teacher.preferrecl.    Apply to  :U)       R. L: T. GALBitAiTH, Sonretarv.  'J'HK.MASTKU'MKCHANIC'S I'UltK TAR  SOAP heals and softens the skin, while  promptly cleansing It of grease, oil, rust, etc.  Invaluable for mechanics, fanners, sportsmen.  Fiee sample on receipt of 2c. for postage.  'Albert Toilet Soap Co., Mfra Montreal.  Shaving W. Hair Dressing Parlor  "        > Next to Oriental Hotel;  FORT   STEELE,   B.   C.  All   Kinds of Hair Work it Specialty  A.   J.  GREZ,'   -      -     PitOPKIKTOK.  J.  HIGHWARDEN.  NOTICE.  Thirty days after date I tlie undersigned intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works, at Victoria, for a Special  License to cut and carry a way timber from the  follon-ins'dosciilied lands in Kast Kootenay  District:  Commencing' at a post planted four miles  east of C.P.R. Mock No. -1338, and on the south  bank of White Itiver. thence south 100 chains,  thenco east-10 chains.'thenee north 1(10 chains,  thence west -10 ehuins to place of beginning  containing B40 aeres.  WM. CARLIN, Locator  Dated June Lull. 1901. �����  ' NOTICE.  Thirty days after date I the undersigned intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works, at Victoria, foi a Special  License to cut and carry away timber fiom lhe  following described land': in Kast ICooteuay  District:  Commencing at a posi .planted rmn- and one  half miles cast of C.P.R. Hlock No. -ISWI mid. on  the south bank of White Kiver, thence soulh  Kid chains, thenco east 10 chains, thence norlli  UK) chains, thence west 10 chains to place of beginning containing (HO acres.  A. nOYLK. Locator  Dated .lune Ifith, I'.KII. '. .. js'  PIONEER  BARBER SHOP  Everything Strictly First Glass.  Next door to the, Prospector.  NOTICE.  Thirty days after date I tin; nii.leislis'iieil intend io apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works, at. Victoria, for a Special  License to cut and carry away timber from the  following described lands in East ��� K'ootciin.v  District,:' '  CoinincncitiK ma post planted live miles east,  of C.P.lt. Ulock No. IS'lti. and on th'osouth bank  of White Itiver, thenco south ICO chains, thence  cast 40chains, thence north 1C0 chains, thence  west 10 chains to place or beginning containing 010 acre.-1. j.  GliOKGK CIKAllY.   Locator   '  Dated June 15th. I'.iOI. -\s  General iVler-cHant  Liqrwor- Dealer.  AND  Manufacturer of all Kinds of Lumber,       A large assortment of seasoned Lumber and Shingles always  on hand  DIMENSION      LUMBER  SPECIALTY. XS  |       WflSfl. - --&G.      1  ^aiiUiiliiUiiiUiiliiUlUiiiiiii^iiiUliliUiiiiiiiiUiiiUiiilillili^  M����BMMm��W��M  REPEATING. RIFLES  No matter what your ideas or preferences  .'   ���    ��� ��� ���" ''������.//"���  re about a rifle, some one of ei["ht differ- THE  PROSPECTOR.   FORT RTEELR.  11.  C . JULY  IJ'04  f&lXB %}Z0&p����iOV+  SATUJtDAV. -II'IjN'���".().   li'CM  | ��TTTTmf TTTTTTnnUTTTTTTTTTTnrTTmTTTTTTTm-;-'  1   LOCAL NEWS.  |  ' s-uuuuuuikuuiiuuuikiiuuuuuuuuu.:-  '     Al    Doy  Unuibvool*  ���-nniiJxrxiTi^niTnjTnriruTjanTUTruTruTnjinn  !j        "  "   ' ' g;  i; Imperial Bank of Canada j$  if  ���~##:#&^^&^7>&-\V^  The  o    drovo   over   from  Tuesday on business.  Dave   Griffith    was   at   Cran-  lirook Wodiic-sdav on business.  I    .1. Griffith,  London,   England,  'was   a   Sliest   at   the    Imperial  Thursday.       '    .  Win.   CYoWston   wa��   up  from"  Little Hull river Tuesday.  T.   8.   Armstrong,   Winnipeg,  iwiis in town Sunday last.  �����  CAPITAL AUTHORIZED $4,000,000'  CAPITAL (paid up) - - $3,000,000  REST ACCOUNT      -    -   $2,850,000  Head    OFFice��� Toronto.  T.'ll. MKHKITT. J'l-i'hidoiit   1>. K. W! !,[���**'". Yioe-Prc-. iinil Con. Mitn.  AGENTS    [.V    OKICAT    I5KITA1.V    I.Io.mI^   Bank-  ,2   I.onihui'd   Si.,  London. .  i  A General Banking liusinos-" Transacted.  Canadian Bank of commerce  < a'-:s^:��-:&s%-:$ a**  ��  Savings Bank Department.  Cranbrook Branch. j.  ���Interest allowed on deposits.  F. M. PINKHAM. Manager.  d-OTTroiHnraiKHriJUTlrLr^^  *  K  *  *  *  *  #  IK  *  *  *  *  *  HEAD OFFICE���TORONTO.  Paid tip Ciqiital $8,700,000: Hescrve Fund 93.000,000:  Aggregate Jtcsfiuivch Om' $83,000,000 Nov. 80th,  1!>03.  o '  London Office; 00 Lombard Street, 1".. ('.  New  Voik Office;  111 l-'xcliiin^c Place, l?  And 110 branches in C'tinndit nnd tlie United Stater..  /?,  Cranbrook Branch.  F. C. MALPAS, Manager.  Lodge  Mis. R u.  IL K"ui's!i;uv  Thui'Mlav.    '  .Jennings  VI*  NOTICE.  Xotii'i*   is   lu-ioln   -rni'ii   lli.it I lutein! Unity  l!i\s'after duie to u)ii>l> ;ullii' I'liiel   iVumiiis  i sloni'i "t Liin-Is iinil Win ks, of llie  iitoUuei* of  ( I'.utisli I'oKnnliiii :m .i lkei.se to  iu<i..|i��vl   tin  1 vi-i.il .mil Oetioli'ilm on llie Inllun Ul:.' il.'-ei llieil  A.  F. AND A.  M.       G.  R.  FOUT STKKl.K    H   l'.  Uccular m'''.tint-'s--i>t Tuesdiiv iu each  month at eight o'clrxjk Visum;.' lliethvjrn are  conlLilly invlti*il  nil? Uivi-r Ludirt*.   l-'erme.  ruifiilat   'iH'etinj.'s  held lirst Friday of each month  1     roiiiiiieiie'iij.'  nt  ,i  ]iiist   plMiile.l    |j\c   ���.inli'-  : nuilh  .not   aiioiii   one .uirl  tluvo tout ill miles  ,, ' J'-m st of the noilli" i~t em nei   .it   l.ol   \'o     i'.ss.  '     A it'dl't'i'     lleury       WH.'s     lookil)"' I thein <��� north *-(> i .'jain^,  tlienee ea-t   so ch.uns,  oyer Llie Bull r'nVr nhu-yr uiin.^ j Ui'"i"ut" "*-"���",'s- i"<''"'��"��1-' ," l >����"'���  U, , ' , i to iiluec i>r t-oiiimem emiMil'  ,     ednesdciy. ������,,.,,.,,.,, ,,,, ,���,,,  ���  ,11 ,IiHI\ i!,i;ii\\-\   lj.ieiu.u  ' ' The Kootenay  come into town  for a few hour*..  Central   party!  e\-fry 'ovi'mng  Cranbrook Lodi'P. Cr.iubrook   regulai   meet- . mon.,f o. ,,���  amirs held on th" third Thursday Of each mouth   > mOUnU" III."  TliCse are tho'day.s   when  forest,   tiivs,  are    seen    in  tho  tho  ANDREW  CONTRACTOR  nkidig  D[  a  AND  BUILDER  .J. Him.">p. .���secretary  y^,ifi��ifcc<��fcifT(fifi(ifc<irii��iii(iifrti>��ifrii(%;.  ;�� Rocky Mountain Chapter 5;  ^               NO.   1'25.   U.  A.'.M.' f:  3                  -                                         ' -:  ~2                    FORT  STKKl.K.  11. C. I:  :S       Fler/nhir nieotinj.r��.:--Jnd Tue.��� i'  *m *'  ;E dity    in    uiioh    month    ;tl   t-*iy;lii. , 5;  T�� o'clook.  Hay iiii,-  i  yicinity of Steele.  ' lisfht.    ' HOf<i; AND s"K-N- l'.\l N"'1'IN"(-1  iii  lull blast in ihu'    ti  caU-iminino uiuii-.m^h u.sni.im.)  The i-i'op.is     c ' ,, ,  ���    ' FORT STEWLK,  H.  0.  R. D. Mather and Win.  Forsyth were at Cranbrook" Wednesday on .business.  All   work promptly ,doife.  Sojourning   ('onipunion-  [.���ordialiv irvited.  5"       P.    Lund   of   the  5:   Lumber   Co.   wa>   ai  |i f business��� Wednesday.  "J      " -J.i,.MKS IflSTjOP, ticribi. l.     ^.  -fjiiiKKtsjiuKu laajiiuiii < it in v?.   Wednesday.  Professional.  HARVEY, McCARTBR '& DUNBAR  BARRISTERS AND SOLICITORS  ('UANI.ItOOK.      -      I5.C.  G. W. F. GARTER, B.G.L.  Nolan/   Riihlie or' Rritis/i   Columbia  o'  ( '(illcr.'Lioii   ol   iici-diuil-.   iiUi'iidi'd , lo.  Aii('lit.iii<r   iinil Iti'i'iiii'ij;   of   books' dono  tt'il.li (Ii'^jkiIi'Ii.    ' 'rwi'i'spomlonci' solii'if,-  oil. ' '  NOTICE.  ,  CrOW?. XoSt'j     Noiiee i^ herein j:i\en llmt tlui'i\ days alter  .    Srpol,s   oil   '^!ltt'  !   "ltl'n<i  U) "Ppl.v  to the Chief Commissioner o�� I.muls mid Works anil ther jVssislaiit  ruimi:i>siotiei ot l.nnilMiml Works for the J)is-  S: iriet ol Kast Kootenaj (or a License to prospect  !��� Kenneth   Catnt>bell.     Wardner. ' tor Coal iinil I'etroleuiii  on  the following ile-  [: was   a  truest  at'the Strathcona ,y,l",H-,,Uan,-Su",.ll'eao,lS,illVialon c,'0tf,!Jllsl  t north o: llie liiieriiiitioiinl Uouiuiiiry lino Ulock  !*.'���:{'juutheusterii portion ol Hntisli Ijoluinhiii.  1   Coinmeiieiiijr ui a post plumed one mile  tiorth ot the International   lloundnrv  line and'  E?ete>rtt JVledicines  f L * ' ( '" I I  Ladies Dry Goods  Cigars and Pruits  i;  w.  (WKTKIJ, li'oi'i Sloolii. U.V.  THOM AS    Mo V ITT I E  ' F�� . L,. S.   c^   C E .  Fort Steele B.C.  Frill I   Sl'IM.'I.K   lUlVl.l.or.MKNT S VNOK.'A'l'K Ij'I'I)  Ms1 Ij(>iidi'iilial] Strijr't, London, Knuliiiiit.  N.  A. WALLINGER, FORT STEELE,  POST OFFIC1" IJOX 8.  ������ .]. G. CUMMINGS  CIVIL   ENGINEER  Provincial    Land^ Surveyor  FOI IT STEEL'S,   IS. C.   6   GEARY   &  DOYLE.  J. Davidson, Seaward. Alaska.      Wii'S  registered at the StrathcOIltl lubout thiee  mrles  nortlienst  fiom  where tin*  Wednesday. ' ereek .-io-m's the line, beiny lhe initial post oi  '' '   ' Willia.ii     A,     N'elson .-    claim    unit    maikod  Willfiun  A.   Nelsons, noiiliciisi   eorner   post,  tlienee south s'n chiiins, ihenee ��est  SO cliiuns,  OTS     are     nOW     Camped" at    Fort I Un-nre north ^t chains, ihenee east SO c;hiiiiis to  Steele.                  ' I 'he plnee of  he^innins.  cnniaitiini:  HIO ,aeies  ' "   ' '! more or less.     ^  Do     j,     .'   ,��� ,. ^,       i     r.neat<-(l .lime 20th, l��ll.  S   Ouiner, mana.orer ot the;     ,      ���        wnilamA. ^o,i. i.Wuto,  Lull ������Liyer  Ahmng- and' Power. L John t. uinff. .\Kent ���  Co..   was ill   tOWil  Monday. \    -j   CoinnienciiiKal n post planted  norlli  and  ''      ,   t       i , ' iidjacent   to  William  A.  Nelson's elifmi heinW  A   number  of  settlers passed i,"' '"'"!  uost ,or wnimr w. Mn(.keiiu/.ic"s  l liiviiiirli    Qtoal.-i    ,.r.    <S���,\rl.-.,-  i.,-.*J el��i'��  iin'l', imirke.d    Wllhiii-    Wi   Mackenzie's  llnougli   Steele  on   Sund.x.\ la=,t 1.0,lUl0ilst corncr post. Uie���cc I10rlll ^ cll!litl,.  nn  IhfMl- way to Alberla. ���  j thenoewpst mi/.i...i..->. ineni'i'.south ��o ehuins.  a          ' i i tlienee e��*i SO eliains to the pl;i''e of  lieuiiniiuc  rPhe Nelson Daily Tribune will 1 ��� ��nitniiiiiiKis-ioacies.moieoi u->s  The Kootenay Central survey-  make   its   lirst.   appearance  Mondiiy Augusi. 1st.  on  Dave'("Jrillith was down from  Wild Horse Tuesday. He reports placet' operations as active  1-1. L. Bowuess and Miss M. A.  Thornton, Cranbrook. were  guests at the Imperial Sunday  last.  . Every mail brings requests  for information concerning the  K.C.R.. and we cannot answer  the one hundred and one interrogations. '  H. li: Phipps, Calgary: C.  Murphy. N.S.: and F. Alport,  Urillia. Om.. were registered at  'lie [mperal Wednesday.  Livery, Feed & Sale Stable.  Fort Steele B.C  l.i'SMilui*   Daily   Stnjro   mei't-   nil  train- .i; L.'ni't Steele Junction.  SADDr.K ,t PACK HORSES  tEjOuvg or ti.i. kisns a si>kc; vi.tv  WANTED IMMEDIATeIy AGENTS7  To  ii  [���nil    i r-ii1-.    I ..i-iin.'i'i'V,  Gooseberry   .mil   Curnint   iiu-li.-.   l\c  (itiod |).t\  *-eei'kl,\:   Otittit truf       TliiTi*  i-   l)is2   nion<\\   i'i   ilii.-   u-ijfk"   fm  irn-t-'  v.-oi thy men.  OVKIi HOI) Acr.K.--  \\"i' li.tvu. i.ndei i*nltiviitii)ii. over ndCi '.  acre-ol' X'lr-erv   Stock   inchulinL:   lln-  clioiccst iiiul tie-t viirictii- ior Urchard  and GjiHii't1 planiiiiii.     Wo will il<*livcr [  sroorls. to eu-tomer-   in   "ood   i onditlou. ,  ireig-liL jnud.      Our   agents  huvn every j  .ndvitntao'e that, thi.s line of b.n.sin,e.-.s can i  oiler thoui.    Apply now for tern:.-.    .      ���  PKLfTAM   XinJSKllV rl'IMRAW.   ' j  .      . .     i ��� , Trironlo.,.Ontario, i  .V. I.i. Will make, arrangement -for '���  local a^'ciioy or for lln- liiinr'liii'i^ of e�� i  clusivi- territories. .       I'.N.i'o. j  . ",,   7"  7 777 NOTICE.  TAKF. NOTICK thl't. siMy, day.- alter .rial.' I ';  iii'tniiil In apply for a spei'lal lleen^e to 'Mil ..nd ;  i.'iirrj- away tiinO.T from tli*-t'olp.u i.i..''Ii^.-rio.'fl '  liuids iii Smith Ktixi. K....triia.y;  Oniiiniij'lieiiiK al a pout pliinti'd iienr ill.-.I'orry ;  t^rei'li llydi-iiiille .Mining (.'riiii]iiiiiy' nil.lr- nn  .I'.-.irv C'feek. nli.iut iiiic-lia If miir above the  falls r.u wes) side of ereell. thr-tiee n.-st, oii.1  mill*, t.iietiee nmili one mile, then.'e east, one  and r.iie-t'ourtli miles In I 'erry I'reeli. tlie tier, up  I'.'iTV Ci-e.'l," Ir. plnee  of  l..-i;iiininir. ''oiilaiiiiiii:  rtlll IKO'CM lll'TI' Ol   l.'ss. A  ���    Oiiterl this Hill, diiy iil'.Imio. IWM.     .���  A i ..IKUOMK O. TIIOW  E. C. Miller having  been   ap-  | pointed agent for the McCormick  I haying and harvesting machine-  j ry: farmers and ranchers should  I at once send in their orders, and  'obtain   repairs   for   that    make.  'The McCormick mower aud rake  ' u'p  especially   adapted   for this  ; country being stronger and more  'durable   -than     others    on    the  market���don't put off till the last  minute,   finding   out    what    you  .vant. as it takes lime   to  obtain  ������oods���and only a limited   stock,  "1 extras will bo on hand.        "���  M   A. Sherman who hiis   been  .it   Tracy   creek during the past  ��� eok returned to Steele   Thurs  day    on    hi.-,    way    lo   lOndicolt.  Wi'.'sh.  .J. Xewinati. Hull river, ./. Mo-  \h*ai-hi'in. Fernie and R.  Williams. High river, Albt. were  tmesis   ai.   the   St.ratheona this  ���veek.    .    ' -, =; ��� ���' '  I.onuod .Itiiio -jOth, 1001.  Willjni W. Maek'eiiJiie. l.oeator  .lolin T. lllnn. Anent  :i L'ouiiiieiir'iliKat a post pliinted east ot and  .uljaceiil to Wilbur W. .Mackenzie's eliiini hu-  niK the initial post of Wllliiun Kelly. .Ir. eliiiin  and miirkerl William Kelly, Jr. .southwest corner post, thenee north SO chains, thenee east  so elniins, thenee south K0 chiiins, thenee west  so chains to the phieeof lieniniiiiij,', coiilaininir  tJ 10 ucies more or less, '  Loiated .lone 20th, 1W1I.  William Kell}.,fi., Ijoenioi  John T. nlnff, Atrenl  I   ComniL'iieini,' at  a   posl planted   s-oulh ol  and adjacent lo William Kelly, Jr. claim being  the initial po-l or I.usia (J.  .Mackenzie's elaini  and nun ked  I.u.sia  G.  MucUcii/.ie's  northwest  corner  post,   thence   .south   SO rliuiiib, thence  east  Ml eliains.  thenco north SO eliains. thenee  we.-t so chains to the plaee of bcirinninir.  con-  tuiniiiK 0-10 acres n'oie or less.  Ijocnted June MOlli. 11104.  Ijiisia (.1. Macken/.ic, ljOi-utor  ���IT JohiiT. Hluft. Akoiu.  GENERAL   MERCHANT.  Hajnds and Brains  ' The man who works with his hands and the man  -" ��� i  who works with his head will each rind in ' ���  Orange Meat  all the requirements of a perfect food.  SAVE TIME  ALL  THE  BY    USING  TIME  The' air. in this vicinity, has  linen . cleared of smoke. , The  forest li'res having been quenched by a down-pour of rain on  Thursday.  I \i.\x.u;ki:   wanti-mi  i l'ru-t v.oi-lliy laily or ..'Oiil.liMiillii to  iMitim tr*.*. Ifiii-'iiii'sr. in t.iiis roil til ry.'tiid  ii'ljoiiiinj;- i'-'i'Vitoi'v fof.woll and I'uvor-  nlily known liousc i,l' solid (inanciii'I  stiiiirlini;-: ^-iii.tXi stniinht o;isli salary  mid (j.vpi.'.ii-os paid oni'h Monday by.  clioi'k diri'i'l from headquarters. ' I0.\-  jioiisi' liioticy iidviiiicod. Position pci*-  iiiaiiuiil. Addros.-, Manasoi". 81(1 Ctmiq  Ulock, Chicago. Illinois.  NOTICE.  Notiee is hereby ^iven that thirty days altei  .late 1 intend t<> apply to the Clnet Coinmis  sinner ol rounds and Works and the Assistant  ( oinnnssionor of Ijiinds and Works for the llis-  t'-ietol Ijtist Kooiena\ lorn Ijicense to prospect  lor Coal and I'etroleiim on the following ile-  -eriljed land, situated near the head of Kintla  deck and about tlnee miles Horn wheie the  i-ieek eiossos the Interiiational llonndary line  and iidjiiiiiiiijj: the Ilouiidiiiy hue. Lllock isnn  *-.iutheasterii poition ol liiiti-h Columbia  1 CoiiiniuiiuiiiKiit.ii po-t planted near Ivinllii  L reek two miles uosi of Mary Shea's northeast  nirner posi. Iieinir the initial post.it lidwiu !���:.  Ihiniei selaini nnd limiked Kiluin K. Hunter's  northwest corner post, llienee south ho chains,  thence cist HO eliains. thence ninth Ml iham-,  i.ii'iici: west si) chains lo the plnee ol bi-Kinniiitr  >��� iiiiiiimnK<jl(i acres more oi less  I .oi .iled June l'ttli. 1001.  l-lihiin K. llumei. Ijocator  John T. Ulinf. Auenl  -' I'oinmi'iiciiiK at a post pluiueil north of nnd  adjacent lo Kilwm 13. Hunters claim bciiiK the  i.imiil ,post ol Jane Oluyn's chilin and nun ked  .1 me I.Inyo's soiiihuesl cornel jiost, Lheui'o  i ortli yi chains llicnc.' east ,su eh.iuis, thene.'  si.nth SO chains, th'jiiei-wesl so chains to the  phici" ol Iicji uiiii ni.' ei.nl am in;.' i.to acies moie in  I'  S-  l.ociiied .linif miii. ivui. j  Jane llloyn, l..ica(ur  7     ,     . .   ' John T. lllnff. .Aneiii  :t CoiniueiieliiK iiLiriinsi. phinti-il west, of aud  ndjiiceiillo Jane (ilnyn's claim lieliiK.tlie initial  p.iHi. of Alhert '['. Ilrook's, elaini nnd m'arlie.l  Albeit T. Ui-nnk's soiillii'iisl.ciM-iiei- posl, Ihenee  imi-tli SO r'liiiiim. llieiiee west SO -i'lnilns, thence  Ki.iiilh SO chains, thenee .ea'sl SO chains to the  pl'nce. of liciiliiiiiniJr, c.i.litailllni,' I'.HI neies inori-  i.r less.  I.oeiil.-d June I0t.li, I'.mi.  Allien 'I'.llroiik, lioealni'  .!<>>iti T. lllnff, Ak'oiiI'  -I O'liunoiieini; nl a post, pianled south of  ii nd adjacent to j-Mhei't 'i'. Ilrook's ydaim bcliif;  lhe initliil post of Ijoaisii (ilo.vii's claim and  liiai'ked l.onisa (ilnyn's iioriheiisi cOruer post,  thence south so elinins. llienee west. SO eliiiins.'  tlienee north sn elniins. llienee enst SO chains to  tlio place i.r b.-Kimiltif.-. oriiit:.iIniiiy 010 acies  more or less'.  '   ljocatcil June mill. l!��M ���.";���]  I.oulsa (lloyn, Locator       , j  ���-'7'. John T. lllnff. Afjciit  Science anjl experience have proved the sustaining ^  power of CANADA'S CEREAL FOOD. ,  Ask your Grocer for a Package  TO  SEATTLE,   TACOMA  c  AND ALL '  Pacific   Coast   Points  ST. PAUL,  CHICAGO, NEW YORK,  AND  ALL POINTS  EAST  Palace and Tourist  Sleepers, Buffett  Library Cars, Modern  Day Coaches.  Dining Cars,  MEALS   A    LA    CARTE.  8  !  1.:  CRANBROOK  WIL.L  CEL,EBRaTE  LABOR   DAY  TfiE   GREATEST   CELEBRATION  HELD   IN   ThjE   DISTRICT!  Tic making, Lot  Loading Co nt 6s 1,1  (J'llo.donuiii Sports.  yawing, .l^og Onl.ting, Rock Drilling,-  Indian      Pony     unci     Pool,     Races,  Remember.the Day and Watch for Large Bills with Program!  Best. Meals   on   Wheels  2 KAST   TRAINS O  HAST  AND WEST DAILY    gC.  4%'^Ti����'v��%%'������������'k%%��^��1tm%wfc*��������A%u%^��tin*"i'tt^-����%����^i-6^taxki'a^^-a*��Bii^au'atTit.Ti��v\.  etc  SPECIAL   EXCURSION   RATES  To World's Fair. St. Louis  YOUR CHOICE OF ROUTE.  For   full   piirticulars,   rato-h.    foldoi'.i  ���nil on oi- iiridrcsM.  S. (!. VKRK'K.S, g.W.I'.a.,  Siiiittlc. Wash.  ll.RHANDT. v.v. A T.A., Spokane.  SHORT LINE  BETWEEN  STPAUtrCMCAGO  OMAHA-eHlCAGO  Kjh545City'����'CHlCAG0:  Port 'S.te;e.le>-  Meat: Market  T. ROBERTS. Proprietor.  Fresh and  Salt Meats Always On Hand.  Your nMeiition is called-.to''- Uie  '������IMoiieer LimiteiV' trains or the- "Milwaukee & St. Paul li'aihvayi" ''The.'only'  pci'Tecl. trains in the world."   '  You will Iiiul it desirable, to ride oh  tlu.ise trains wlieirH'oin^- to any,point in  the Kiistcri! States or Canada. Tlioy  eomieet witli all T ranseoiitihental  Train�� and all Ticket Agents hcII  tiokets'.   ,  Koi* fiirtlier information, pamplilets,'  etc, ask.any Ticket Agent or  R.'L.roitD, H. S, ROWE,  Pass. Agent,        ���  General A gent,  \  SPOKANK.  PORTLAND

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