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Array ~~*\  /  /'/  ,/"'  . -*  ��"-  S-THE PROSPECTOR "AS 11EKSX  * '���<���  )%  ���if  -*-  APPOIJJTKD TI1H  OFFICIAT,  GOVERNMENT  GAZETTE  For South East Ivootcmiy.  !JHL!C NO-       *  K'L. r-".V> GIVES THE  '.-IT! ST TELEGRAPHIC  A'b D LOCAL NEWS.  ��-��Sf����>*S;��;&����-Jf3tiK-S5!?-550f *******  Voi. 5.  FORT STISBLB,  13. C. S^17"LTi?Z^Ly, MARCM 11, 1899.  No lO.  Jtiow Advertisements To-day.  : ^Crtiwo --Kaiser & Sick J'ttfjc 8  Jo�� Taenhnuser  '"     8  EAST  KOOTENAY  MINES.  JL Deucription of BCany of the Mines  Jip .the Fort Steele District. ���An  l ' Expert Opinion.  '(Continued from our last issue.)  1 'in an interview with a Pkos-  ��>ectok reporter Mr. , a well  1 jirnown mining expert, who has  travelled all over ��� the district  ���during the past year made these  /remarks:  (In this issue we will complete  Hitee description ofJihe mines on  .Perry, Weaver and Hell Roaring  greeks.)  HELL  ROAKING  CHEEK.  "There is situated on this creek  A* group  of six claims; the Del  1 JSbrte,   Argenta,   Idaho,   Great  Northern, Fred  T.   Dubois  ana  J^Vfodiste."   The ore   is a galena  ['--with, slight percentage of copper:  'The ledge is six feet  in   width".  If A tunnel is in some 40 feet and  fwis a depth of .10  feet, ,with a  ffall breast of ore.in the  face of  ' frho tunnel, and tho ledge i.s grad-  r-jally widening out t as  depth  is  I-obtained. ��� '   <���  PEHKV CHEEK.     '  The gold quartz belt on  Perry  ['cjveek-is attracting  considerable  attention just  now.'     Consider-  11 aiblo   development     work    has  [\toeen performed during the past  ,year, and several syndicates have  Secured property.    It is said that  ��he  B." C.   A.   Co. have secured  what is  known  as  the, Hoskin  ijroup.     A bond has been taken  \,hn  the  Shakespeare group; the  yfavr York Jewelry Shop has also  boau secured.,- There is no doubt  ,-but that next  summer  a  large  t, amount   of  active 'development  '���work will be dpne in thi,s portion  , oi the district.",  lJLACEU  MINING.    ���'  "  Placer mining in this^vicinity  lias been carried on to a' considerable' extent, and we learn .that  the- Perry creek placers .will' be  (O'pera'ted this summer. '��� ,t    ,    - '  WEAVER CHEEK.      '  Weaver gets a good share, of  ���the attention of .the prospector.  'True evidence of the fact is that  riie intelligent'prospector is satisfied to expend his efforts in  hard labor for the benefit of him-  jself and the people of British Co-  iumbia'at this point, and that he  fluids in the creeks and gulches  ?.he ear marks of hidden treasures, which bids fair that his  ' fcnpes will be realized in the fhid-  i Aug of the source of wealth from  " whence came these promises of  wealth and happiness found in  -,��lie placer diggings of early days.  A large number of quartz "claims  , are located on Weaver creek.  Among the most promising arc  ftlte Prospector's Dream. Old  Abe, Sniper, Nile, Pauper's  Dream. Monitor, Gold Reserve,  and the Hamilton fraction.,.  The surface ore in this region is  -strictly free milling. It is rarely  that one finds sulphites in the  *in\ Tho character of the ore is  a, honey comb, hematite oxide of  iron quart'/. Now and then ore  .rxmtaining a small amount o*'  oapper is found. No traces of  sriiui or load are encountered.  If we take into consideration  the immense water power Weaver creek has at its disposal, the  vast amount of low grade, and  the appreciable amount of high  jgrade ores, we are certain that  ��bis creek cannot fail to equal  the-, showing of gold ores now  found on so many of the creeks  .of this district.  As near as wc can j udge the cost  s>�� milling in this vicinity will  not exceed f>0 cents per ton and  raining $2 per ton, which will  leave a handsome margin to the  rnvestor. In conclusion we might  add that taking into consideration the large amount of ore in  #ight and ;the comparative small  ^eost of production, we are cer-  iiaim that investors will '.reap a  rich harvest in;, the ������fulfilment of  t-he promises so lavishly bestowed, in this section of the country..  mining   industry   of    the  Steele Mining Division.  Fort  Sullivan Shares.  Parties who recently purchased Sullivan shares at 15 cents,  have been offered an advance of  10 cents per share. ,The stock  is   quoted   in   Spokane   at   25$  cents.   "Chickamun Stone.-The tunnel  on this property is now in 104  feet with a good showing of  ore  in the face. '       <  * *    *,  ' Copper Crown.���Development  work on.this claim is rapidly progressing, the shaft is down 70  feet,   the  ore improves as depth  is obtained.  * *    *  Tho up raise in the Estella is  being pushed' with vigor, and  there is every indication  of  the  near approach of an ore0body.  * *    * i-  A number of the placer, com-  panys 'on Wild Horse Creek are  getting ready for spring work.  '   *=  *    *  The North Star Company are  drifting from the 200 foot level?  The Stemwinder will make a  great mine, the face of' the tunnel is in solid ore, ,and tlie ore  body is largo.    '  * ��    ���*  The Sullivan Company arc  pushing development work, on  their property, the Sullivan will  become a large shipper as soon  as the railway is completed.  ,    *    *    *  Steve Young is at work on the  Wonderful claim on Perry Creek  * .*    *��� ��� '  Tom Ray is at "work develop-,  ihg the. Silver Dollar on Tracy  Creek. ,  LATEST TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.  The Fort Steele Development  Co, are working on the Minnie M  and Tiger'claims.  ���   ,, *    *    *��� <  Don Mackay has a force of men  at work on his Lewis-. Creek properties.    ��� ',''''  '   J.T.L'aidlaw   is-, working shis  Luke-Creek claims. '      ,   .  i>' -a-    *   X- ^     -K- .  Assessment work Has' been  done on the Greenhorn claim  near the North Star mine.  Diplomatic Rupture.���Russian Bear  Growls.���Negro Soldiers on the  Warpath.���Trouble In China.  Special tciTim Phospkc-iok.  DIPLOMATIC  UUI'TUKE.  Pekin, March SJ.���The Italian  Minister hero regards as an insult the manner in which Tsung  Li Yamen treated Italy's demand  for a coaling station in San Mun  Bay. Ar rupture of diplomatic  relations between Italy aud China  is more than probable.  THE   RUSSIAN   RHA'lt  GROWLS.  ��� Belgrade; March t).���Relations  between Russia and Servia,,, are  of a most strained character.  The Russian Minister Phadowski  left Belgrade after ��� A'ainly endeavoring to persuade King  Alexander to expel his father  Ex-King Milon, and pay the  latters debts due Russia. King-  Alexander openly snubbed Phadowski by not inviting him to  court dinners, Russia is prepared  to demand and exact satisfaction.  WILL  OPEX  THE   DOOH.  London, March !).���=Pekin correspondent Ames says that the  Chinese Government are discussing the advisability of making  an open port of San Mun, to  evade Italy's demand for concession.  Salisbury  will-visit  Paris  to  settle    existing  difficulties.  Anglo-French  THE  WAH  Taking a Tardy Interest.  The people of Eastern Canada  are awakening to' the fact'that  the Fort Steele- mining division  of'British Columbia has mines of  gold, silver, copper, lead and  iron, also large areas of the. best  coal on the American continent.  These facts has been persistently set before the Canadian public  for a number of years, but not  until recently could eastern  Canadians be made to understand  that tho mines of British Columbia, and especially the Fort  Steele mines, were "becoming  famous. Now" they have'.had  their eyes opened, and are looking to' this district for investment. If the people of t.hb,r east  would send out a number of representative citizens to see and  report on the mineral resources  of the district, it, would be a trip  of instruction as'well as one of  pleasure, and they would see and  learn that the half of what we  have here has not been told:  and the trip would give, them a  faint idea of what the future has  in store for this district.  Tracy Creek Kino*.  The showing on the numerous  t-Mms in' the vicinity of Tracy  /.Treek" is excellent. ,It As now  ���������patentlo^11 that in a. short time  $Mk portion of the' district will  ���$-��j'i&ve.-;another.monument ;to ;the  Fort Steele as a Smelting- Point.  There aro many material  reasons why Fort/ Steele should  become an ideal smelting point.  There is convenient fo and atom-  very door all tho necessary material in the way of fluxes. The  lime is easily within reach and  can be obtained from many points  in the district. The necessary  dry ore can be obtained from  Wild Horse creek in any desired  quantities, galena from Mark,  Tracy and Wild Horse creeks,  and the question of fuel has been  answered by the construction of  the Crow's Nest railway. Assuredly Fort Steele has���everything that is necessary for a  smelter, and the most perfect  site for a location cau be found  on the flat opposite the town,  near the bluffs, that will give  the required elevation necessary;  also watcr'in abundance is found  'at'.this point.  'A  NEOltO  SOLDJEKS   ON  PATH.  Atlanta, Ga... March 9.���The  Tenth Immunes, -'Negros" Colonel <Jones, who were recently  mustered out a^t Macon yesterday, began to show their ill  temper as soon as the train bearing them home began to move  out of Macon. A  Producing revolvers and other  arms 'which ' they- in some" way  managed to keep with them, they  began firing from the windows,  and bullets flew in , every direction as-vthe train sped'on, and  passers by were compelled,, to  seek safety. - Luckily- only, one  person was hitatMacon,-William  Goodyear, a' 1G yoar old boy, whose  arm was fractured bjr a 'ball, as  the train passed various stations  on the road, the. tiring was renewed, shots being fired from  the train fr at' the people who  gathered on the platform to see  the train!go by. At Griffin. "Ga.  where the first section of the  train stopped' about 2:30 p. m.  occurred the most serious trouble  of the day.  The regiment came over the  Georgia Central-railroad in three  sections, when the train stopped  at Griffin, the negros who had by  this time filled up on whiskey,  began firing their pistols and  yelling like Indians, over '200  shots were fired j and the police  were powerless in their efforts to  arrest them, the city was at the  mercy of the negros who kept, up  a fusilade of shots until the train  carried them beyond the city.  KIPLING    ON    THE   KOAU  TO .KB-  UOVEKY.  ' New York, March (J.-4,Rud-  yard Kippling continues to make  speedy progress toward recovery, 'his sleep is better and  more refreshing, lasting several  hours at a time. His brain power  is still impaired, but chat is a  temporary .condition resulting  from extreme physical weakness,  only one nurse- remained in Mr.  Kiplings room last night, and  there were no call  for her servi-  Q  ces.  UUSSIA    WANTS   CHINA   TO  REPUDIATE.  Pekin, March,9,��� It ;s asserted here that Russia has reiterated a protest against the British  railway loan in order to'make  tlie contract a ground for complaint against the Chinese Government, and thus to seek compensation, territorial or otherwise. Sir. Claude Macdonald,  British Minister, informed the  officials of the Chinese Foreign  office, that any attempt to repudiate the railroad contract would  be regarded as a breach of faith  meriting retributive measures,  and at the samu time recalled  Salisburys assurance in support,  for China if another power at;  tempted to force her to repudiate said contract.  Paris, March 9,��� Manager  Clari, the Papal Nuncio, here  who was stricken with appolexy  yesterday, is dead- '  LAID  TO  liEST.  Winnipeg, March 9.���The remains of the late Rev. John  King, D. D., .principal of the  Manitoba College, were borne to  the grave yesterday by sorrowing friends and laid to rest in  the Kildoran cemetery.  DESOLATION  ItEIGNS.  Vancouver, March 9.���A' 'correspondent who recently passed  through Kwangski, the scene of  the rebellion, says that the cropB  are standing in the fields with  no one to handle them. Whole  villages'and towns are tenant-  less. The towns remind one of  the ghastly cities we read about  in fairy tale books. They are  left deserted, aud all evidence of  active life and prosperity is  gone, there is not a soul in sight.  The rebels waged a wa,r,pf extermination, and " every , one was  killed, men, woman and children.  THE  OPEN   DOOR TROUBLE.  Rome, March'9.���The Tribune  says that it learns that the Chinese government has offered to  send tho,Italian minister,' Signor  Markino, a written apology  through - Sir Claude'Macdonald,  British Minister at Pekin, for  the terms which the Tsung Li  Yamen couched China's refusal  to'grant the concession recently  demanded by Italy of San Mua  bay, province of Che Kiang, which  was to bo used as an Italian naval  base and coaling station.  THE  QUEEN   IS  WORSE.  Brussels, March !).���The midnight extra edition of the evening papers assert that the condition of Queen Marie Henriette  has grown worse.  '^ON .Hldli  DEATH   BED.'       ���' *  .-   - I i     "  . Honolulu,- March   L.MAvia 'San-  Francisco. _, March ' !>.���Princess  v  Kaulana is,reported to be on her  death bed as the'steamer Alameda left for San Francisco. She  cannot survive another 24 hours.  Rheumatism of tho heart, was  the cause of her illness.       l     i  FIGHT    EXPECTED  ,AT    MANILA.  > Washington. March 9.���Although no reports wore received  at the war department today in  regard to a battle at Manila', Adjutant'General Corbin said this  afternoon that from dispatches  already received from General  Otis he judged that a general attack against the rebels was already taking place, and that reports will be received as soon as  General Otis has time to prepare  them.  As You Like Them.    0  Rumors of railway projects of  of all sorts are in the air, and all  except the north and south  railway line will remain there.  There is gold in the mountains  there is silver in the hills, and  the prospector that will attend  to business faithfully is sure to  get there and be rewarded.  We have a gun club, but they  don't shoot The gun club has  good grounds well supplied with  traps, etc., but they are not used.  It would be in order for the club  to reorganize, and make arrangements for a trv at the blue rocks.  i - <  Tho Prospector is published  in the interests of the mining industry of South East Kootenay.  Let any one pause and think  of the future,of the Fort Steele  district, of the vast number of  mining claims located, and of the  vast amount of development  work that has been done ' during'  the past year, and he will no  longer doubt, that the Fort Steele  district is on, the verge of  wonderful progress and prosperity.   New Line, Seeking- Right of Way.  ' J. A. Gemini 11, barrister 'of  Ottawa, Canada, will request the  railway committee of the dominion cabinet at its next meeting  that it grant permission to the  Crow's Nest Pass line to give the  Nelson & Bedlingtou right of  way on that line from1 Nelson toward Bedlingtou, B. C. , Rights  over about eight miles of track  along the shores of Lake Kootenayf are desired, there being  hardly room for two tracks on  this strip, where the lines of the  two roads, as built or projected,  parallel.    ,    <    ���       > -   '  ���  In the Right Direction.  -*"'Prospectors and miners should  kindly contribute a( sample of  their ore to the Prospector  cabinet' where il will be properly labelled and placed on exhibition.  all   the  samme    "Melican   man"  when the mill is pulled off.  No Officer Outranks Dewey.  Washington.���In the last hours  of congress it was provided that  the admiral of the navy i-hould  receive the pay and emoluments  of the last general of , the army.  This legislation was supplemental torthe bill reviving the grade  of admiral for the benefit of Admiral Dewey. Its effect is to  give Admiral Dewey compensation at'the rate of $14,500 a year.  Of this amount $13,000 is the  regulation pay of an admiral of  the navy.' The extra $1,500 is  the allowance made to the general of the army of $125 per"  month for quarters.  Admiral Dewey holds the,  highest rank in the military, service of the United, States army  or navy and ranks with thohigh-  est of officers in the principal  foreign navies.  Queen of Belgium 111.  Brussels.���The Queen of  Belgium   is  dangerously   ill.     Her  Majesty,is suffering  from bron-.  chial-pneumonia.-  The Wheeling May Go.   <  Vancouver.-7���It    is     reported .  that     the     American    gunboat  Wheeling, now in port, has  re,-  ceived   rush   instructions    from  Washington to proceed  to  Man- ',  ila.    Tho Wheeling has  just re  turned  from  a  Alaska ports.  long   cruise    to  We Can't'Find Out. ���  We have examined the late issues of the Goldc-.n Era Imd the  Kootenay Miner, for to ascertain  who tho, editor ol each paper  was, for during 'the'' past month  both' editors have had their little ',  hatchets out; and we wondered .if  George .Washington was on'  earth a second time.    We give it. -  ��l>-       - __��� ;   An    Act   to    Amend - the,  VERY  LATEST  REPORTS  , WIRE.  BT  Is Dewey 111.    Crow's Nest   Coal   is  i    Good.    Scurvey at Glenora.  DEWEY'S HEALTH GOOD.  Washington, D. C, March 10���  When the attention of Secretary  Long was called to the statement  coming from Vancouver to the  effect that Admiral Dewey is  breaking down and cannot last  a month longer. Mr. Long said  that ho had no information whatever on this point. The stories  of the ' Admiral's ill-health  have been in circulation with  more or less presistency for the  last four months. They aro all  traceable to private reports, and  though the officers of the navy  who have returned from Manila  state that Dewey's health, so far  as could be judged from his appearance, appears , to be about  the same as it has been for tho  past year. They all agree that  the private reports have a fair  basis of facts. Dewey will be (52  years old next December, and for  many years has not,been a strong  man physically.  SMOKELESS  CIIOW'H   NKST COAL.  Vancouver. March 10.- A ship  ment, of Crow's Nasi coal  brought to Esquimalt for a test  by the navy is said to be smokeless. ,. If satisfactory otherwise  and proves to be. a, good steam  coal the navy will get the bulk  of their .supply from the Crow's  Nest.    ��� ��� .   , ",,   ;   . .   '���      ,f  There is evidence  of -scurvey.  at Glenora.  British Columbia Boom. >  Aleading stock broker in London says. "That"*'all eyes are  turned towards British Columbia  and especially the Kootenays.  ETe is of the opinion that a large  amount of capital will be sent  into this district for investment  and that British Columbia will  have good times for many years  to come.  Navigation on the Kootenay River.  It is said that at least two  steamboats will operate on the  ��� Kootenay river this summer.  The North Star will ply between  Jennings and Fort Steele, and  the steamer Gwendoline will run  between Canal Flat and Fort  Steele. The latter steamer will  accommodate the travel between  Fort Steele and Windermere.  ��� It is exjiectod"navigation will  open about April 20th.  The New Spanish Ministry.  Madrid.���The new cabinet has  taken the oath of office. The  ministry i.s as follows:  Senor Silvela. premier and  minister of foreign affairs: Senor  Dato, interior: Marquis Villafer-  cle, finance; Senor Duran, justice: General Poliavieja, war;  Marquis Pidal, public affairs and  colonies: Admiral Camara. marine.  Another Open Door.  Put a Chinaman in a foreign  country and ho i.s always socking  an open door for his own individual purposes, but the door is  closed and barred in China. A  now field has been opened- for  them. A Now York journal is  publishing a prize- light between  a Chinaman and a well -known  pug-of'Anglo Saxon blood. We  trust that John "will heap sabbe  Act   to    Amend ��� the,    "Liquor  "'Traffic Regulation Act''.  Her Majesty by and with the  advice and consent of the .Legis-'  lative Assemblyof the Province  of British Columbia, enacts as  follows:  ���  (t) This Act may be cited as  the "Liquor Traffic- Amendment  Act. 1899."  Sections 11. 12, 13. 14 and 15  of clnvpter 'L24 of the revised  Statutes of British Columbia are  hereby repealed.  (3) Every holder of a retail  liquor license who allows the  gambling games known as draw  poker, stud"1 poker, black jack,  faro or other games of chance to  be played for money.or for checks  or other devices that represents  money, in, or on any part of'  his premises to which the guests  and public have access, is guilty  of an offence, and liable, on summary conviction before a County  Court Judge. Stipendiary Magistrate, or two 'Justices of the  Peace, to a penalty not exceeding one hundred dollars nor loss  than twenty dollars for the first  offence, and not exceeding two  hundred dollars nor less than  one hundred dollars for the second offence, and in default, of  payment to imprisonment for a  term not exceeding three month*  and in case of the holder of a retail license being convicted a  third time the license to be can'  celled.  Wo print the above act for the  benefit of those most concerned.  South East Kootenay.  South Kast Kootenay will not  attain the Zenith of her greatness until a railway is construct'  od through tin1 valley north and  south. Then will she rival, yea,  eclipse all other mining centers  in the province. It will pa,y you  to'keep your eye an the Fort  Steele;' District of South East-  Kootenay. There are mines and  minerals galore, in . this  district. UK PROSPECTOR, FOKT STEELE.  B. C, MAPCH   H.  1F<<!).  NOTICE.  Tlnn> riaje ufiurd.-itt-l mum! ic> upply to  He Cold CtiinniisMriMor i,l   i'ort   Su-eli-  ful j  aicen-f KiKi-Il liquor- In rt-i.nl.it the Kimt'i-i-  ^it<S Hotel at Kiintierli-\. U  0  J. \.. OATHS  I>aii'il FVliiuiuv-'l-i. I Mil "-u  NOTICE.  NOTICE.  Take notice ih.it the jurtner^hljihiret'ifoit;  t-Mstins lietweeii us the undcr-icm-d a-, bolel-  kceix-i.s at tht town of Waidncr under ihu Arm  h.-ime nl Kip' lem .V lie] kin.in ha*. This day lieen  dis-olwd by mutual consent.  The hu-int.".* will be eontinueu bj Jacob  -IV-rkman ��Uo .iwime-. all the liabilities of the  j<iiriiu-isbi|i aim toulioin .ill debts due the  -partnership inu-t be paid. '  O.ited at Koit Steele Uii- 17lh dav of January. A. U.. lhS;)  Witness i (SriI > ISAAC KIl'STKIN*  J. A. Hakvbv.   i  .iacoh bj;kkmax.  NOTICE.  Stfuiwtuder Mmeial Claim situate in the  Tort steel" Mintnu Division of Kast Kootenuv  I>i-triri.  Where located S.uiate ou IlueUleberry  Wouutain on the south tiank of Mark Creek.  Take noilee that 1. Neil MeI>o<l Curran,  ���l-i-ee Miner's Ceriificuii No 1,\;W a. Atlornej  tor William MncKeu/se. Tree Miner's Cem'tl  fine No. 4.i.-'M A. and 1). 1) Matin, h'ree .Miner's  ('< rliilrate No 8 <V>4 a, uin-nd sun dajs from  ine date ht,i"Of lo apply to theMinini: Keeoidei  fora (Vitlfirjie of Improvements for the purine of libtaininu a Ciovtn Oram o: ihe Slxi>e  claim. ' ,,  And funhtr take .iotii< tha: union, under  >eetion 'J' mu^t tie eotnnu need befm-,- the issuance of .such Ct-rtiucaie of iui|irn\mucin  'Dated   this  tuent.v-eij.-tuh day of  So\vainer: l-H*.  'tf-C, NKIL MfLKOD CUKBAN. Attorney.  in-no: county c-orirr ok koutkna-*  lioi.iiEX at fokt stj:i;i.j-.  Notice is hereby f--ntn thai on ihe Mtb day  of Siptembcr Isjis. it ��as ordereilliy Mr ,lim-  tue J-<irin. ("ounij Court .ludee. that .Ijnms K.  Arnistroii).' Ofllcial AdminKti.itm u( the  Count} of Kooiena}. he Ad.-niiiisirjtor of all  and singular ihe roods, chattels and credit of  John liarik-it of Spokane In the State of Wash-  ��� rjrton. deceased, intestate.  Kverv iierson indebted tothesaid de< eased  is required to make payuieni'forthuith  to the  undersigned  Kvery person hut inn in po.ssession effect-  nclooKinff to tho deceased Is reijulrtd forthwith  to notify the undersigned.  Every creditor or other person lia\iu(.- any  claim upon or interest in the distribution of the  personal estate of the. saiddeceased,isrequired  within thirty da.vs of this date, to send by registered letter addressed to the undersigned, his  name.and address, and the full particulars of  his claim or interest, and a- .statement of his  account, and the ualure of the security (if auj  held by him ) After the expiration of the said  Unity days, the Administrator will proceed  with the disiiibuilou of the estate, haiing ri<-  jtard to those claims only of which he shall  have had notice  ��� IJ.ited at Fort Steele this 7th day  of October, lb'.'n. "  .1   K. All.MSTHO.Vd.  '-- ' Ollleial Adtniuistrator.  MINERAL   ACT   1896.  (KOKM   F.)  CKKTIMCATU    OF   1M1'KOV1;mkn-jS  '   NOTICE.  Liquor, License.  XOTl<CE.  NOTICE.  IN T��iniOCNT\ roi'KT Ol' hi'OTK.V.lV  "OL1IK.V AT FOKT STUKLK  [ Notice is hereb} civen that on the t-th-dsy  -o.'Di'oemlier I��9s)iImus ordered by Mr. Jus-  ! tice Form, County Com i ,li;ds-e. that James P.  ;,-\ru>stroiit;. Official Admmisl rator of the Count v  of Kootenay be Administrator of all and singular the ��oods. chattels and credit of Foi lunate  Couidi deceased, intestate. .  Evorv ueison indebted 10 the s.nd lecou-ed  is reijuued to make payment foi-tliuith to the  uiider.sinned. " ' )  Every 'peison havmir in possession effects  belonKiui-' to the deceased is required forthwith  W.rciIKH.   HKIX'UKH   and   OI.O   KAOOV  M1NKKAI, CLAIMS.  Situated in the Fort Steele Minn.e niiision  of the Kast Kootenay District.  Where located   -  Hluchu.    Near  Mink  Crefk  and south of  the Shylock aud Hamlet mineral claims  Uelcher: Near Mai k Creek and adjoining  the Shjlork mineral claim on the north  Old Ha!dy.-On Mark Or.H-k, Kast ICootenn}  and lyiriK between the Hlueher aud Stoue��.ill  Jackson mineral claims '  Take notice that 1. William Hodenck lloss.  iictlnu as at-eut for the HastiuKs ��rIiishC<.luni-'  bia Kiploration Syndicate, Limited 'l-'tee  -Miner's Certificate. No :ii.-,yT a. intend' sixty  da}s from the date hereof, to apply to the Mui-  iiiff llecorder for a Cerlitlcato of Impnnenients  for the purpose of obtaining a Clown Oram for  each of the above claims.  .And further take notice that net ion under  Seetk n 3T, must be commence.! before Die issuance of such Certuicateor lmpro\eme:its,  Dated this tweuty-miuh duv of IVcemli.-r  Islls.  '-�� WAI. 11. KOSs;.  K. M. r. ^ IV.;1 A  BOWLING ALLEY  Jfivc/��itle Avunin!, Foil Steele.  ALIJKHT ).i;k, j'KOWtlBTOK.  H.  (  CHAS. ESTMERE, ,C. E.  i  Cigars and Tobacco  Edisons' Phonograph  Cur privat-*' iiarlys ami home, iiimisc-  iiii'iit. thel'Jionojri-arili is jusl, tlie tiling.  Wliy not jrive it a tniiVi Terms, i-eas-on-  lea\-e ordoi-n at Hie Howliri"; Aliev  alilt  Why Not Invest In  KIMBERLEY  7 lie LcadvillG of Easr, Kootenay  , Notice  is  le-rtby i:l% en  tha: 30 days aftor  -rate I  shall apply  to the Gold Commissioner  for a transfer of liquor license from  the Coal { w notify tho undersigned  Creek Hotel. Tote Koau. Fernie.  to the Ko.wi!  Hotel  corner  of   Victoria   Avenue " and  Cox  Street.  Fernie.     From '.-vlex.  Stewart to K  Smith.  1     ���   FKANK B. SMITH.  Dated this Nov. 4th. -W5-50  1'' >  '      '  NOTICE.  The  llrin'sh   Columbia Southern Kaiiwny  <Jompany will apply to the Parliament of Canada at its next Session for an  Act authoriziny  the Company to proceed to construct its  e.ist-  wt section as described in the Act 00-61 Victoria,   Chapter   .Ifi,   until the tlrst   of January.   llc>4:   and   to   authorise,   the   Company  to    construct    or    acouire    and     to     ojht  ate a  railway between a point on Its line of  railway in the neighborhood of Fort Steele and  fc point at or near Golden on tho Canadian Pacific Railway,  by0a  route   havinif  the  same  jrcncial direction as the vallcyt. of the Columbia aud  Kootenay   Hirers,   and .also   branch  lines therefrom not exceeding In any one case  thirty miles in lenmh.  ,    Dy order of the Hoard,  'li. CAMI'REU, OSWALD, Secretary.  ��  Mont real, SOlh November, 1S9��. M-~  K>ery creditor or other person liiniap .uiy  clsun ujxin or interest in thedistribution"of the  u- , personal estate of the said deceased, is required  ��� ��itbin thirty'da.\ s of this dat^, to. send by reg-  : lstere-d letter addressed to the undersigned, his  | nsme'and address, and the full particulars of  I his claim or intere.st. and n sta.ement of bis ac-  ! c'ount   and the nature of the security (if any  j held by hjia.) 'AJter the eApiration of the said  i thirty dj��ys, the 'Administrator   wili   proceed  with the distribution of the estate, bavins; regard to ;io��e claims l only of whicn he shall  have had notice.  Dated,at Fort Steele this rth day of December, 1WS. "  J. F. ARMSTRONG.  <J-    '"- ���      Ofllcial Administrator.  '   NOTICE.  Notice Is hereby Kuen that  an  application  ��il! be made to the Parliament  of  CiCnada. at  theue.\t session theieof, for an  act  to incorporate a eomp.tnv  to constiun. maintain and  operate a line oi lines of lei, i,-r.ij>h   In   tin, Dis-  I' lets v/f Yale and i:��si and   W, st Kooienay. in  Ihe Province of Hrlt.sl, OoluniUia and to niake  couneetioi.  with  the  li:;.- nr lines of anv Tele-  L-raiili Comp.'in> In the 1'nued States of America, or vuth any  telegraph or telephone company uhich is ucm   ,���. ber,..lft,.r mavbeem-  f'Owen d to carry oi. business i��� i\w disti Ids in  ���p-iesuon. onuai,} <,th. i por'uon  of the Province of llntisa Columbia. ������u power to sell or  | lease the C��nip.,nv-s luu oi  hues to any such  I Company or to anialsrunu-.u the uudertakitift' of  [ the Company Mill, that of any other such company or companies or to enter into any- and all  such contracts. a,-uvments or arraiiKeincms  for the transmission and cwh.inKO. of messupes  aud distribution of rates of charge  with any  other such company or companies as may be  deemed necessary or expedient for the purposes of the Company so to be  incorporated as  aforesaid.  Hated at Victoria. U..C. the :23rd  December, IMS.  'BODWELr. & DOFF,  S3-      ���',        Solicitors for the Applicants.  i-i miles from tin; famous  JS'OKTM St'ak mine. 1^- milos  from the; Kur.i.iVA.N inino.  j '       i  Neui-Jy   2(h)   Hiiner.il   claims  mum-ouhcI  a  KlMBlCRl.iKY' and dopeiid on   it  , for .supplies  The termimis of the North Star  Railway .Branch  [Keal Estate and Mining Broker  Agent,  for   Kquitable   Life  Assurance  Comjiany.   ���  KIMBERLEY, B. C.  CoriespoiMionco Solicited '  1'. O. Address.  Kimberlt'v via Cran-  hrook. li. (.!.  I Shaving (? Hair' Dressing Parlor  [     '" -N'rut to Oriental Jlot-el  o  FORT   STEELE,  B. C.      ,      !  -All kinds of hair work  Professiotia I.  Four STKEI.E DKVEIAJPMKS'rSreillK.-A.TKX'Jsn-  I3H Leadenhall Street, London, KnglaQd,-.  N. A. WALLINGER,        FORT STEE2.E..  POST OFFICE BOX 8.  THOMAS    McVI.TTllE  0  Fort Steele B.C.  //. L. 0 U MJJJXS.  P.L.8.  & C.J5T,.  A. J. GREZ,   -  a specialty.  Proprietor.  Fort Steele B.C.  w. n. kohs.  H. W-. HKitc-H/ca  B. F>. COOK.  Livery,  Feed   and   Sale  Stable.  Fort Steele, B. C.  TEAMING OF" ALL KINDS SOLICITED.  ROSS & HEHCHMER.  Barristers      -    . -      Solicitor-  NOTARIES PUBLIC  CONVEYANCERS. . .  Fort  Steele,  B..   fc  KIMBERLEY is not a boom town,  for surrounded by, the LARGEST0SIL-  VER-LEAU MLNES IN TII EWORLD  it must neucssarily bcoome a ' hu-o-e  citv  -D. L. 5ETTCHEN  ^r The  Jeweller  TV, EDO  LANDS and, MINES  NOTARY  PUBLIC  CONVEYANCER".  ,   B. C  ,For a safe, and profitable investment buy .lots in Kimberley  WATCIIKS KEPAIKED and SATISFACTION  ,      ' GUARANTKED.  Fort Steele,  CO  Fokt Steele.  B.   C.  Geo. S. MeCarter. ��� j. A. ���arri.x_  HARVEY & McCARTER,     ��  Barristers,   Solicitors,   Notaries Pitb&n-.  , Conriryuncers etc.  ���At FOKT  STEELE, B. C. ��  KEVELSTOKE STATION and GOLDEN:  COLLECTIONS      PROMPTLY    ,MA��E���  WANTED.  Crow's, Nest Pass Coal Company's Sn.ire.s  If holders of this stock will kindly telegraph or  write to the undersigned quoting lowest price  business may'result ��  -\'ancouvor. U. C. V. TODD LEES.  NOTICE. '  Take notice that thirty davs after date I  I shall apply  to the Gold Commissioner for a  license to sell liquor by retail on the premises  known as the Mountain House, Fort  Steele  ARCHIE'McLEOD. '  tDated this 19th day of Jan.. 1899. -j-g  BOX 835'  PORT STEELE  I   I? *  '���'.'*  ft  |t- x  -i  ' r '  '   A NOTK 1.  Notice Is hereby jtivei   ' iitappllcntion will  ���o.inade to the Lot-'l.slaine ,As.si tnbly of  the  Province of Ilrlllsh Columhla at its next Session  for ian'Act to amend the Kootenay and  ��� i North  West Kallway Company'.s Act 169S by  rontinnin��f and ronsolldatltifr in  the Kootenay  ��nd North West Railway Company all thefran-  rblses. rights uni] powers Kranted by the  East  Kootenay    Railway   Act,   IM>7,   to   the. .East  Kootenay  Railway Company and pratited  by  the    South     h'nst    Kootenay    Kal^ay   Act  >W8 to the South East Kootenay Railway Coni-  IMjnyaudpiirohasedorotlierwl.se acquired  by  tho said  Kootenay and  North  West Railway  Company and  to  extend   the  time  or  times  Hmlled in the said Acts or any of thorn for the  eommencement and completion of the works or :  any part thereof authorised by the said Acts or  any of them and extending the time of Klvinr  rany  security  or the doinn of any acts for a  period of three yeais and for extended jiowers  and for all such other powers an may be neces-  Miry lo fully and completely carry on and op-  orate the works aforesaid or any of them.  Bated this hth da> or December, I89S.  MuPHJLLII'S & WILLIAMS.  Solicitors for the Applicants  'NOTICE.-'  We are prepared to winter  horsss three  miles below Elko, at Sheep Mountain.    Good  water  and   pasture,  600  acres   under   fence  <��� o  Terms reasonable.  WALDO & INGHAM.  /      FOR SALE.  An Amalgamator for working free  nulling quartz. , Saves over 90 per cent  of gold. Weight with power 28.000 lbs.  in Made sections for Packing to mountain claims. Can be seen near the St  Eugene Mission.  For Particulars apply to  J. A. HARVEY. Fort Steele, RC.  NOTICE.  Notice i.s hereby given that(applieation will  be made to the Legislative Assembly of the  Province of British Columbia." at the next  Session thereof, by the North Star and Arrow  Lake Railway Company for an Act amending  Section 10 of the -North Star and Arrow Lake  Railway Act, 1898" by extending for one year  the time within which the -sum of Ten thousand  dollars in the said Section mentioned, shall be  expended: _ and further to amend the Act by  xddini; as'a third Section to the schedule thereof, the words '-a railway from a point at or neat  Fort Steele on the line of railway mentioned in  -the Iirst section of this schedule by the most  feasible route to a point at or near Golden."  Daled at  Victoria,  il   C. this -5th day of  November. A. D.. 1MV. ,  FELL i GREGORY,  ,   Solicitors  for  the  Norm  Star  and Arrow,  Lake Railway Company, the Applicants   .yi-3  New York and East Kootenay  YEARLY CLUBBING RATES  '  THE    NEW     YORK     WORLD  THRICE-A-WEEK EDITION  The   Best   Paper   at   the   Lowest   Price  ISA Papers  A    YEAR   FOR    ONE   DOLLAR  AT THE" PRICK  T. C. ARMSTRONG  Fort Stef;l-e, B. C.  Manufacturer o?u  Tinware, Galvanized Iron, Sheet  Iron,   Stove  Pipes arid ���'  Copper ware.  BUILDINGS HEATED and VENTILATED  Plumbing, Pipe  fitting and  all  kinds of sanitary -work   '  - ftir Tight-Hot Blast Stoves  Hydraulic   and   Air   Pipes   for  CHAS. ESTMERE  Sole Agent.  Post Office Address, Kimberley  via Cranbrook, B. C.  PORT STEELE .and CRANBROOK L-  ���   '    w   ,  |    , -    .Mining, Work  JONES& BARR  Fort Steele, B.C.   '  General Blacksmith,  HORSE SHOEING,  AND JOBBING.  .Specialty  DAILY STAGE'AND MAIL  , ^6RASsicKr & dempsey.  Stage -will, leave  every,,day at 3-p. m.  Fort Steele  and   Air  Mines  t  SPECIAL,  ATTENTION  PAID   TO  JOB  WORK.  Stage   will   leave   Cranbrook  every, morning'at 9 o'clock.     ��� <  FARE  ROUND  TRIP $1.50  i    SINGLE FARE $1.00  E. J. WALSH, C. E.  M. CANT. SOC. C. E.  Formerly on encineerinf? stall of Dejwwtt���  ment Railways and Canals, Canada, anil  Iwr-  Director of the Public Works Department withe LeewarB Islands/  Survkys, Plans, Estimates ajvjk-  Reports for Storage Reservoirs, F5B-  ter Beds, Water Works, Sanitation-.  Sewerage, and Land 'Drainage. Irrign-  tion, Public Roads and Bridges, Railways, Tramways &e.  Ottawa, Ontario and  Port Steele, BL CI-  Telegraphic address:��� ,        -      ��J  .o ,     ���    WALSH, (OTTA WJS_';  CONTRA&TORS  ,and"'  ���,  BUII.IDBRS.  Port   Steele   B.C     -  FORT STEELE  Assay       Officer  (Established 1803)  AS GOOD AS A DAILY  OK A WEEKLY. '  IMXmi'OKATIOS* I  NOTICE  THE      -IK4MV.AY     COMPANV  i \c;r. isr.s  Notice i-s hprcbj civen that upplicntion will  be mude'.it the next s>-SMion of thf.  L<*KisIatUc  Awmr/lj for the Provine" of Hrltish Columbia  for an Act, .uuhnrmrlf th.-  Incorporation  i>f a  Company to eoniCruc t and  orx-r.it-c  .1  !m>- or  niih^a..    commencing   at   *��ome   point   on  the  HrilNh  C'olmnbi.i Southern  Haiiuay, fknown  *s tho Crow's Nest Pai-- R.h1kav  hetwi-en  Klk I  River and the to-.vn of Wardner in.-nee norther- I  lv. between the base of  the  Rockv   Mountain^ I  and the lvooteu.iv River  to Canal   Flat  them..-!  alont;  the vici   side of tne Columnia Lakes to j  Toby eieek    thence  H.-terly alone Toliv and I  Gri//.Iy Creeks to the font of L'MK-r  lvo<itcna> j  Lake,  thence  ainnst   tne   L.trd.-ai.   liivi-r and i  Trout   Lake  to th.; Upp<:r Arrow Laki -. ton   !  ntfcllnir at some point heiwt en Rev (istoke and i  Arrow Lake with   tin-  Revelstoke  and  Arrow!  Lake IIram li Hni'uay, and in addit.un   thereto .  to eonst'ruet and  operate a' Branch   Hallway, i  rimiilni,- from .some point between   Wild 'Horse  and Lewis- Creeks to the North Star Mine, with'  power to operate the said   Railways either  by  means of Steam or'Kleetrica! power, also with  pow,er to construct and operate a telegraph or'  telephone line In connection with such Itallway  and   v.-lt.li  all  other  usual   powers,   rights and  privileges.  '��� Dat.edal. l-V/rl. Steele, Annum. ITth IMiti.  irAin'KV'.t --MeCAltTKH. :   I  )'        Solicitors for Applicants. ���   '.';-     j  During the Spanish-American war  Thk Thrick-a^Veek World proved  its great value by the promptness,  thoroughness and accuracy of, its reports from all the scenes of important  events. It was as usefnl as a <daily to  the reader, and it will be of equal value  in reporting the great and complicated  questions which are now before the  American people.  It printij the news of all the world,  having special correspondence from all  important news points on tho globe. H  ha.-> brilliant illustrations, stories by  great authors, a capital humor page,  complete markets, departments for the  household and women's work and other  special departments of unusual interest.  We offer this unequalled newspaper  and The I'ROSPECTOit together one  ! yea!- for ���������.'l.OO.  The regular subscription price of the  t��o paper* i.s-S4..-J0.  IF YOU WANT A GOOD MEAL  Go to the  MONTE  CARLO  RESTAURANT  On Riverside Avenue  William Robinson, Proprietor  ��� MEALS    AT   ALL   HOURS.  G. ARNOLD  Makes regular trips from Fort  Steele Junction to Port Steele.  FREIGHT OR EXPRESS  Delivered  on  day  of arrival. |  Leave orders with  M. A.  1^. COHN  TAILOR  AND IMPORTER OP"  FINE WOOLLENS  Rocky Mountain Avenue  Fort Steele, B. C.   <  WALLINGER  &   KELSON,'  MATORS.  AMALGA���  Samples may be left at Assay office ��s-  with E. A. Elton & Co.    '  J. J. Lamokt  BEale.     Contractor and Builder  NOTICE.  SOUTH EAST KOOTENAY DISTRICT.  Assessment act .and  revenue  m the m  EXCHANGE g? SAFE DEPOSIT CO.  J. GRICE, D.D.S-  Graduate Philadelphia Dental College  DENTIST  Riverside   Avenue,.  PORT STEELE, B.- C-  Fort Steele, B. (J.  PHOTOGRAPHS  A.  K.  FRAN CIS.  Photographic Artist.  Transacts a general collecting  change business.  Studio, Government. Avenue, north  Uif Presbyterian Church.  Outside Views a Specialty.  ol  NOTICE.  Tilr. Tlimiiii.s Mil*.' Ikis been :i|>|>onii.<;<l our  ���n'f'iiiit to roller!,-..Tun I'nosi'Kf-iviu's aci-oiint.-.  iini.1 Ills receipt will lie :i 'shIHi'Icii!. ilisi'liDWe.  Passen'ger and Express Line  ���to���        ���.������.'  PORT STEELE JUNCTION  and CRANBROOK  GEO. CEArtYAPrtOPRIETOR  ���SLa��co    to    Cranbfook, , loa.vcs  J^'or't Steele 3:30 p.m. daily.  ���'   .Sla^o nioots all  trains .'a,1 ,Foi-t  .St(jel(.: Junction. ;        A  'For    furthci-    jvu-ticulars   en-  quiro-iol.' .    I: ��� ,  Al. A...&EALE, Acikxt. |  ATT.  Notice is hercl)y uivcn, in uceordiiiice with  the Statutes, that Kcvcnue Tux iind all taxes  levied under the Assessment Act are now duo  for the year 1809. All of the above wixei collectible within the district of East Kootenay  Southern Division, assessed by me.arepnyaWe  in my ofllee Port Steele. Assessed laxes are  collectible at the. following rates, vii-:  Fonr-llfths of one per cent on the asMissed  value of real esuito.  Three-fourths oj one jier cent, on the assessed value of personal property.  On so .much of the income ol any person as  exceeds one thousand dollars ihe following  lates, namely, upon such excess, when ihe  same is not more than ten thousand dollars,  one and one fourth of one per cent., when such  excess is over ten thousand dollars and not  more than twenty thousand dollars, one and  one half of one per cent., when such excess is  o\er twenty thousand dollais one and ihroe  fouri lis of one per < ent.  Thiee per cent, on ihe assessed value of  wild land.  If paid on or before the 30ih day  ol ,7une  1 *-!��!��.  ,  Tliree-liftlis of one per cent, on the assessed  value of real estate.  One-half of one  per cent,  on  ihe assessed  value of personal property.  Upon sueh 'excess' of income, when tho,  same Is not more than ton thousand dollars','.,  one  por'.ccnt..  when  such excess  is  over leii  thousand dollars and  not. more than   twenty   ARCHIE McLEOD  thousand dollars, one ami one-' '- -* ' '  and ex-  Kauitman House  MOYIE CITY, EAST KOOTENAY. B.C. I  Mouie Hotel  Mouie Citu, B. G.  ���fourth of one per  einit-i'wlien such excess is over  twenty   thousand dollars, one and one-half of on.-, per ecnl.  Hc.veniieTn*..?:i.rJ<>pcrcnjili;i. ���'    '  <>('��:. per cent, on tin-assessed   valiie'ni ore  or mineral OeariiiK .snlistances, payable  diiiirl-  erly on the last<lay of tiie, months of  March,  .hine. Sepietnlmi-auil December or each year.  <-.'. M.'KDWAI.'D.S.   ���  Assessor anil (:olle(-ior.'  l-'ort Steele, II. <..-.. January Cith. Is'.k.i.       .|  DRAFTS, CHECKS, TIME CHECKS AND  ACCOUNTS CASHED.  Drafts issued payable in Canada and  the United States.  PALMERS BAR HOTEL  I'AfcMKifS 'HAH.' II. C  PROPRIETOR  Tlie above Hotel has been recently erected, and neatly furnished throughout.  '  Cosy and Comfortable Rooms  The   Bar  supplied    with    tho   BEST  brands of Liquors and Cigars.  HEADQUARTERS   FOR   MINING   MEN.  GEORGE GEARY.  ������.Travellers will Iind this .hotel tlie  most (-oiiiroftaliiccui tlieji-otile 1o Perry  Ci-eisk and (..'rouse. Mouiilain.    ���  Livenj, Feed & Sale Stable.  rst elass tieooniniodation  for  ira-ve?:  ling public.     A well stocked bar.-.  Good stabling.  G. CAMPBELL, PROPRIETOR..  Teams leave Fort Steelo Tues---  days Fridays  and Saturdays a��.r.  7 a.m. for Elliott's Landing, connecting with   boats   for   Mow  City.  Boats can be had any day at Elliotf i~ ,  .-    C. E. ADAMS  PIONEER- BARBER' SHOP  Everything Strictly First. Clas����.,.  ,'    NiKtt, door to the Prospector-  Fort Steele,.H.C  SADDLE & .PACK, HORSES.  WOOD    YARD  Corner  or(Jalliraith Avenue  'lie.Street.  ��ncT-rjRt=--.  l.'-iirr.   Orders  KVEUVTHJNG   FIRST   CLASS.        j.-, KAMly(1 ,,r A,.,. KINDS A-SPKCI.u.TY  I'uih. tii  Man  "���   Wider-���'JJeivurrgj  GRAr^r   BELAN&ER, Proprietor THF, PROSPECTOP, FORT STEELE, 13, C. MARCH Jl. 1899.  IX    PAYS    TO    TRADE    AT  ft  STORES  s?  Fort   Steele   and   Cranbrook  r ^g      Prices the Same at Either Place  MOST COMPLETE, STOCK IN LAST; KOOtENflY EMBRflGING FULL LINES OF  Shelf and Heavy Hardware Groceries, Clothing  Machinery, Mill Supplies Dry Goods, Hats  Paints, Wallpaper\ Glass Footwear, Ladies and  s , and Furniture ������." Gents Furnishings  ' A     ' '  ' ���    1 .: - ,     ' '       C ' ' ' . '      . ' ��� _  Prices all Hsjhtr     No  one  undersells  us  Estimates made on large quantities of Mining Supplies  G;   H.  ��he tyzo&peckcv  SATURDAY,  MARCH  11. 189!��.  ;      ..-, ^     Ottawa, Letter., . .,  t>,     l'-'roui Onr'Own Corrcspoudent-     ._   (  ���Ottawa. March 6.���Thenation-  :'*iT   -financial- statement   for. the  ti'xsii seven , months of   the cur-  [xtssit fiscal year has been publish-,  , i-ft and the figures are  a  fitting  [fiwnati nuance of the unbroken rec-  Vvsd of progress and development  1 vrasich lias marked the past two  foirdihree years of  our country's  hfc?tory       Compared ' with   the  ' 4warresponding   period    of    last  lj, war there is au increase of S1J,-  L'fijift.OOO; this year's figures reach-  llivff the  unprecedented  total  of  =$K����0, 017, (M )0. as against $ l,8 <-. 9152, -  ^>����'iu.L890.- ,  While exports de-  <f erased by. ��-li 703.000 the balance  **��'���  irade   between  exports  aud  , hs&jSdrts was ��17,12:5,000 in favor  :of-Canada. " In the seven months  ���jMflrJod  of   1898-9'J  we  exported  Jffi��'<V)70,000 aud  imported  $89,-  ������fefiTiOOO while during the corves-  priding period of 1897-98 we ox-  jwBrled $l 11,274,000 and imported  ^VvORB.OOO.     The duty collected  owamports was ��14,40S,OS>0  and  ^K��,198,51:"i respectively,   an  iu-  *in��aso. for tlie seven months  of  ^"iOll.Til:").      For   tlie   month   of  .Xasnuary   1899 the  figures  show  <ixports of $7,607,000 as  against  sjfjtt,034,0000  last  year  and   im-  ;  p*a-rts of $10,485,000 as compared  tcalh ��9,887,000.  ��1 i.s from figures such as these  i,&&>. Sir Charles Tupper and his  IBSilitical friends must obtain the  ���tfi-rratience of a fulfilment of their  3vbwj)hecies of commercial ruin  riifffi national disaster, which they  :*<(? -confidently predicted would  .fitiSJow the accession of the Lib-  <�������&) to power. If they succeeded jn convincing their supporters  af. the correctness of those pre-  <S*gfcions, figures can indeed be  tiEado to prove anything.  ���'3?j��IH':Ar./. POLITICS  IN NEW BHUNS-  ; -wick. '-.���"������'.  The, local   elections ��in   New  ASKrainsw.ick are "oyer,   and   while  l&xave has -never; been any reason-'  '^jfiie doubt that the Emmerson  '���gwernmorit wbuld be sustained,  ^yt-oJie.anticipated . the jiractical  annihilation of the Conservative  party   which  was  the result of  the poll, for out of a, total mem-  ���ship of forty-six. there are, only  four straight.Conservatives, and  two Independents who will sup-,  port tli'e Government. ������ For many,  years the affairs of the' province  have been in the hands of a coa-,  lition Government in  which  the  minority   have  had 'representation   considerably  in  excess  of  their numerical  strength  either  in the House or in the. Province,  but this electiou was  run   upon  straight party  lines,   the    Federal    Opposition     leaders'  having   decided , that    this   would  give'  them    a     better   opportunity to capture the  Treasury  benches. How woeful their plans  have miscarried is shown by the  result of last Saturday's vote.  tiiky   no  NOT ' SI NO  SONG.      -  TIIK   Ol.O  Of course the Opposition have  taken it. a 11 r back now.   and   the  Mail-Empire,   which   last week  was most emphatic and, insistent  in declaring that it was to  be  a  fight upon straight party  lines,  now declares that   "A  coalition  victory is not a Liberal   victory  notwithstanding  anything   that  the     dominant   Federal,   party  may say".    Just where the "coalition" business comes in  is  not  very clear, for Hou. i\. R.  Dickey,   Minister ol' Justice  in   tlie  Tupper cabinet, states his belief  to the  Ottawa  Citizen   that  the  Conservatives who rallied to the  support of the Emerson Government would now definitely remain  in the Liberal camp.     The  one  grain of comfort which   the Opposition has so far succeeded in  extracting from the  situation   is  the    reassuring    announcement  that "'Mr. Foster i.s  not  worrying".    That's good.  since that re-adjustment became  operati ve. ���.  Take for'instancethe case of a  certain'factory  in  Western  Ontario where" raw  material, from  the -United  States is used to a'  large extent.   Under the old tariff this material was  so  heavily  taxed that it could not be bought  in large quantities,   but at  the  present time  the  raw   material  comes in free,   with ,the result  that  two   hundred   hands   now  find, steady employment where  only one hundred were working  two years  ago.     This  is  but a  sample of what is occurring  all  over  Canada   and <��� the   people  know it for' they  have  personal  experience in their  very  midst.  Not ;a   day  goes  by  but word  comes from  some  part   of   the  Dominion of new and important  industries  starting  up  and   old  ones gret/tly developing and  all  as  a result  of   "'the disasterous  trade policy of the Grits".   , ,  JMPKOVINO   Ol'Ii  STOCK.  The following paragraph from  the Agricultural Gazette (London, Eng.) of the JiOth. ulto. will  be read with interest by farmers  all over the country:���"Messrs.  Alfred Man sell &'Co.,' Shrewsbury," have shipped by the White  Star Line from Liverpool a small  but very choice selection of  eleven Shropshire ewe , lambs  and one ram lamb for the Hon.  John Dryden, M. P. P., Minister  of Agriculture for Ontario,  Can-  and  from' Mr,   Kipling's  poetic  imagery, ' must have   appeared  the other day in a leading  English agricultural weekly   to ,the  effect lhat.a remarkable agricultural   experiment , was .successfully tried'during the past ,suin-.j  mer in the far North West.    The  members  of  a  Roman ( Catholic  mission at Fort Providence' succeeded iir reaping   "a  very  line  wheat- harvest",  the  period  between seed time and harvest having been ninety-one days. '  Fort  Providence is-on the  Mackenzie  river just west of the Great Slave  lake, in a latitude just   over  (52  deg.���the latitude, that is of the  Faroe Islands, Soutliern_fi.re.en-  land, and Hudson Strait.     It is  about 600 miles north of Edmonton in western .Alberta, aiid1 1100  north of the international bound-  A.  CARLIN  & DURICR  GENERAL  Fort  Steele,  }'-.���  MERCHANTS  Ecst  Kootenay.  THE   WAY   THE   TARIFF    WORKS.  If it is a fact that the present  Government ;ha-s made .no substantial progress in a re-adjustment of the tariff in the interest  of Canadian industries, possibly  .Opposition''sp'eakers.and writers  can explain! how it is that such a  tremendous.''impetus' has been  ���given   to   home   manufacturers  ada. owning for their sires such  exceptional good rams as Builar  Blue'9377, bred by Mr. David  Buttar and purchased co-jointly  by Mr. Bowen-Jones and Mrs.  Burrs for ir>0 gs.; Adam Odstone  8347, bred at Odstone by tlie  Royal winner Odstone Commander; star of Enddon No. 4,9698.  On their dam's side this select  shipment traced back to the following distinguished sheep:���  5797, The''.Champion 71.655., purchased for 160 gs, Royal Jubilee  3702, Ringleader 3098. Attractor  2917, &c.       ,    ;    A.->' .���  :  HOW'S. THIS   Mil.   KIPLING^  British farmers who have_got  their ideas of the climatic conditions of Canada, from the old orthodox   pictures  of winter here  ary, caiid less than 200 miles  south of the latitude of Dawson  City."  ONTARIO'S      STOCK       OF        LIVE  STOCK.  Sole Agents for the  Ganton Steel  COMPANY  This Steel i.s guaranteed to be equal to Jessop's or  Firths in all"  Hakd Rock Work.  Sole Agents  Sole   Agents  , According to the latent published returns of,the several  classes of live stock' in Ontario  at the close of 1898 are as follows:���Agricultural horses, 611,  241 against 613.070 for 1897,  cattle 2,215,943 against 2,182,820:.  sheep, 1,667,014 against 1.690,-  3;"i0; and pigs 1,642,787. against  1,28-1,908. Altogether the account of agriculture in Ontario  for 1898 is a prosperous one.  A   FAMILIAR  FIGURE  GONE.  Death has removed a prominent figure from the precincts of  Parliament in the person of Dr.  George B. Bradley, Chief of the  Hansard staff of the House of  Commons, who died last week in  Buffalo. Deceased had held his  important position since the organization of the official reporting bureau in 1880 and was considered one of the most, vapid and  accurate stenographers in Canada. He was one of the best  known figures at the capital and  was highly esteemed by men. of  all political schools to whom the,  news of his unexpected demise  will bring sincere regret.  1    READ.  THE PROSPECTOR.  Grows Nest Goal company ���  Giant Powder Gompantr.  Mining  Supplies a Specialty,  UPPER-COLUMBIA NAVIGATION and TRAM-  WAV COMPANY Limited.  GOLDEN      AND      FORT      STEELE  TIME   TABLE   TO   TAKE   EFFECT   JUNE   1ST,   1898.  GOING    SOUTH  Tuesday  and   I'Yiday  at   4  Thursday  and   Sunday  GOTNG    NORTH  Steamer leaves Golden every  Steamer arrives at Windornien  Stage  arrives  at   Port   Steele  a.  111.  p. m,  it 6 ]>.  !a���  Stage   leaves   Korl   Steele  Monday   noon and Saturday at s a. in.  Boat  leaves  Windermere" Wednesday.at 4 a. uit and Sunday noofr'  Steamer arrives at Golden Wednesday p.   m.   and   Monday  noon.  Freight in Carload lots of "10.000 lbs" delivered at Fort Steele via-  ''���'������    Golden at 2| cents per pound.  C.   P.   K    and   boatJcharges "must  be paid, to company's..agent at-'  Windermere before delivery.  Upper Columbia Navigation A Tramway C��,  C. H. PARSON, Secretarr; THE PROSPECTOR,  FORT  STEELE B. C, MARCH 11, 1899.  w  I..V    t'  I* ;���  f-i  THE    PROSPECTOR,  JS    IT HUSHED     WEEKLY    in  THE   J'HOSI'EC'JVIi   COM J'AS y.  A.   JJ.   GRACE.  MANAGE!!.  THE PROSPECTOR, is published  every Snturduy, nnd has a gunruiiiecd  circiihniuii ln.-qer than nny other pnper  In Kast Kootenay. It i- all home Printed  and contain.-, double the news of any  Other paper in the district.  As an  ad\ enisins  medii-.in  it   is unexcelled.  Devoted to tho upbuilding of Fort Stcelw. the  development of the va.-a mineral resources of  the East Kootenay mininf? district. " -  Subscriptions    % - i0 per yeai  Advertising rates made kuo-wn on application  Contributions are solicited from all parts of the  district, but all matter intended for publication  must Uav'e the wriiei "s siK'i.iture  TUIQ PAPPR Is ktpt on'.lie at theadver-,  I niO rnrtn u-inj,';��(,���(. ucy of Al.ixamlrr  *Co.. Suite K.. Kir.st'.N'at'.oi.al Haul: KuilditiK.  Spokane. Wash., where contracts can be made  .'or It.  Port    Steele  rewing  FORT STEELE, , B.  C.  Co,  MANUFACTURERS     and     BREWERS    Oi'1    EXTRA ' FINE  W$2 \JSJVQ8pZCt0Vs.  SATURDAY, MAM'11 II, 1899.  | rest of tlie hounds (1 don.'t mean  'anything personal) come up ard  devour it. There is also a subsection of the supporters called  the organizers. These, act as  huntsmen. They mark out tlie  country over which the run is to  be made, whip the pack into line,  and keep the leaders 'from devouring the quarry when it is  run down. They get the antlers  and haunches, the pack gets the  body and the leaders the leavings. "Only poor pickings'' you  will say: Perfectly correct; and  that is why a cabinet minister,  generally speaking, has very  little to leave behind when he  dies.   ,  There remains one   more  ele  ment in the party; the little terriers   and,  mongrels    that    run i  about fussily and do all ihe yelping.    Tho.so are called '-'the rank j  crumbs;  five dollars for a vote, | t  uric...    All  these   together eon-' SATISFACTION  GUARANTEED telephone no'i  sliuite '"the pa'rly" bnl it is'only A     ( ,       "       ..  the men that make the monevA- . '      ' '  BEER  $&  PORTER  SOLD   BY   THE   BARREL,    KEG   OR   .BOTTLED,  Bottled beer for family cuse a specialty  MFort Steele Mercantile Co. if  (LIMITED.)  I We Carry Complete  *  $Dry Goods,  Groceries,  HAY  �� .�� Lines of &.  ?{f Hardware,  ft   Sash    and  AND   OATS.  Doors, ii  llio contractors,  ol railroads aud ���  ping   lines,   and  the  u A  ihe  promoters)  . and .-slop- ���  combines; i  A Cynic's View of Politics.  .The word -'politics" surprises  by himself, wrote Count Smalltalk, and whether he meant it or  not the remark was a most valuable and true,one, for politics'  are'nothing less than a constant  series of surprise parties..  The derivation of the  word  is  popularly supposed to be pollis,  a   state, -and   politics  to  mean jit is true that th"  other*' srot  mattersppertaining to the' state, j in,.^ a A ry little, but that doosl^l  but this is an entire error. ,        emh,e U)       R) lM?.claS!.ed  The real derivation  is polloi, >     ,. . .��� .. .,  many, and tics, a parasite, which ! politicians any more than the  effects sheep and other animal;! employees can be (-looked on as  many tics, and the idea was sug- J members of a firm because they  gesteti by the way those devoted ee , pajc| tne{r wage* out of the  to politics as a pursuit  get into} r>rogt  the wool of the tax  paver and  '.,"..,      ' ..   ,  ]Now it is from want of a prop-  OUU CKLl.AR IS STOCKKD WITH TIIK FINEST  ftfl]  Wines,  liquors and  cigars!  Kaiser & Sick, Prop's.  they are reallyvthe politicians. A'mmmrr    int>nw'TmffmmnnWnnnmTnmmn'ttmTmmnTmTmffmmnnnTTa  t .1 i... ...i...... .,.,,   ��i��^nTrrmtMivf"'^TTYnmTnmmmTTTmTnTrffnnnnnnfTTTnTTnmTnmTTTTTnmmTTga  ;:!ll VICTORIA -METALLURGICAL WORKS, I  AND ASSAY OFFICE.  : .  35J  fleece him.  ' Politics 'is   the   one   blessed  .'   thing On this changing scene  in  which'there is  money.    'It has  various     aspects    and    appears  , .under various forms���patriotism,  public spirit, enterprise, etc���but  you can always tell, it by thai  characteristic.  'If there is no money in it, its  not politics. ��� As a prominent  French-Canadian (now deceased)  who' was first a Conservative and  .then a Liberal', then premier of a  province, ,a> Nationalist, and' finally became a patriot once remarked, '''I love-only polities  .. that pay".' That isrthe only politics which is real, any other is  alia sham.' TI yon don't believe  jt_a.sk' the first contractor that  you come across,     ' r        ,.  Jt is necessary that this great  principal  'should   be   first   laid  down in order to understand why  opposing parties call each .other  .such uncomplimentary unifies "as  rogue thief,  liar etc,   whilst in  sisting at the same time on their  own purity and honesty, without  eliciting the faintest sign of feeling from the person so attacked.  , When once that you admit  that  true and good politics consists in  the  abstraction  of    money    for  your own and incidentally  your  friends' benefit, from the public  purse, it is easy to perceive how  nothing will make those in power  believe they are doing anything  but what is right, aud that their  opponents are false to the  very  nature of the thing they  profess  to be, and how those  opponents  feel in themselves as capable  of  the 'employing    of    the    public  purse   for    their    own    benefit,  should conceive that they are deterred from doing so  by  illegal  means.    But they are all "honor-j is quite immaterial.    It does not  able men" and to bribe or get fat | matter much so far as tho expen-  contracts, or any other corrupt jditure of  the  public  money   is  mode of proceeding, does not de-j concerned whether  the  govern-  tract from  their honor,   for  the (ment is conservative  or  liberal.  more money that a  man   makes' the same class of men are behind  out-     of      politics     the      more jit     to    manipulate    the    purse  er appreciation of this fact that  the   outside .public fall's into a  grievous error, and .when'it finds-  its pockets rapidly beinsr depleted or stumbles suddenly on some  good fat-job blames the unfortunate government for if.    It is not  the fault of the government at',  all but the men who cry -'Simon  says, wiggle-waggle  to", it'' and  who,proceed to turn it out. or attempt to do  so,   if it.does  not  "wiggle-waggle" as per order.  Ezeki':l Snooks votes for the  ministerial candidate; he isr supporting the government only incidentally, in reality he is voting  for a railway company,, a graving dock or sugar combine, and  when he casts his ballot for an  opposition candidate, he is <supporting'men who either belong  to one of these classes or want to  belong to them. "It all comes  to the same thing in tho end, my  son." "Here", said the showman, describing his panorama of  the .battle of Waterloo. f'Here  you sees Bony party on his white  horse cheering on the last  charge. Ana1 there you sees the  Dook of Vellington on his white  horse, shouting, 'Up guards and  at "em ". "Vich is Bony party  and vich is the Dook of Vellington?" squealed a small voice in  the audience. "Vichever you  likes, my little dear. You pays  your money and you takes your  choice".  That is what the elector does.  The one material thing , is the  paying of the money,  the choice  EC  ftfc  ��3=  SEC  tt  err  Cfc'  ct  ce  43 FORT STREET,   VICTORIA, B.C.     ,  W.J. R. COWELL, B. A., F. 6. S., MINING ENGINEER.  SOLE PROPRIETOR AND MANAGER.  GOLD ASSAY. $1.00,     ' GOLD AND SILVER, '$] oO,  SILVER, $1.00, SILVER AND LEAD,".$].50,   h  ���*        LEAD, $1.00; GOLD, SILVER AND COPPER, S3.  OTUEK METALS OS  APPLICATION.  '   '^     MILL   TESTS:  The Stamp Mill-has a capacity of 20 Tons a day.'  The Chlorination Plant 2 Tons a day.  S. A. ROBERTS, P. L. S.,  ��   ��� ���     , ,       Business Msr.  as  %  33  II  3131  431  aa  .3131  33  33  33  33  $Fort Steele,  ' AT    WHOLESALE..   '  Everything at Lowest Prices.  o  i        '  Free Delivery to any part of City. ������  A  Cranbrook,      r'   Wardner  I  P  W  E  T  GREAT  Northern  Railway.  E  S  fcQiUiiiiiUMUUiUiiiiliiiilU  kkkukitikkUkkkkkkkkkkkikkkkkikLikkkikuuiin3  iiinnnnniiiiiiiinnnnssgnssiiitiii?  m  ���m  m  THE   DALGARDNO  '. -* -"    ��� >'     j>  Fort Steele.  B.��C.  m  THE SURVEYOR'S CHAIN  MADE IT THE SHORTEST  cTRANSCONTINKNTAL  ROUTE.-    ' ,  , Tt is tlie 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 laud grant or government aid; it is noted for courtesy ol itfr  employes; it'.is the only line serving meals on the a. la carte plan.  THROUGH TllK GRANDEST SCENERY IN"AMERICA  ���   , BY' DAYLIGHT. ,        o  For, FORT STEELli'and the EAST KO'OTENAY MINES; Weekly  Stage   from Kalispell, ^Steamboat communications from Jennings  during Summer.   Quickest and Best route to all parts of the UnitecJ A  States, Eastern Canada and Europe. ���>    *     ,   " ,  For maps, tickets andicomplete information (Mill or address'  i ...      ���..���.    , ���  '    nearest agent or ,    ��� , , ��  C.G.DIXON.General Agent,  Spokane   Wash.  F.I.WHITNEY. G. P. audi T.A  St.' Paul, "Minn.  ^ A MODERN BUILT,   WELL   EQUIPPED   HOSTELRY1 j|j  M WITH ALL IMPROVEMENTS UP TO DATE  M '   AND WHOSE CHIEF FEATURES ARE  *  m  Unexcelled Cuisine  Quiet Home Comforts  Finely Furnished Bedrooms  A First Class Bar.  R. D. MATHER,   Proprietor.  *  DON'T, FORGET  Fort Steele Meat Company.  The Steele House  Fresh and Salt Meats ahva}rs  on hand.  thoroughly, is> he doing liis duly  lo himself that is to his country  or that section of it which i.s represented by him.  There is two ohisses  of politicians:    Those that sit .-= tiJ1   and  strings. Does that seem to oc a  sweeping assertion? I recollect,  and I dare say olhers recollect,  how a great railway corporation  turned round on a government  and ejucled them from power be-  makfi al! the money.'and those j cause il was on the point of es-  who go about the country and j lablishing another great mil way  make all the speeches. Tlie for-1 company whose coin petition was  nier arc termed iIk- supporters (J eared. There was a great deal  and the latter are termed ihe (of fuss about the "scandal" as it  leaders-of the party.      The  sup i was then, called, and it wasinade  F RoJbson 6c Rogers, Prop's  Riverside Avenue,       -       -      Fort Steele, B. C.  1 N. HANSON. 1  First   Class   Brands   of   Liquors  and   Cigars.       Head.-  quartcrs      for  ' Mining      Men.        Commodious  Sample    Rooms.        Best   Cuisine   in ��� the  1 West.       Modern   .Conveniences.  Home    Comforts.  D. McNeish  Proprietors  "MUNSON NO., 2.  D  porters ,are  so  named  they maintain the'-othor  pay for (lie bonnets that  sented   ilif.-m,   and   the  'that'.are tendered them;  .election expenses,, -such  reptious -whiskey, '.valuable  old  . horses,..rubber rings for interesting babies etc.     The .loaders get  ���their   name,   from   heading   the.  r.  jeeauscUo do duty for years after; but  fellows, hlit' simple matter was, ,that one  are pre- Asef of. supporters offered more  dirinorsj pecuniary sup]��ort to liitye a,  also for!charter granted than tins, other  as 'siir- i's'et either would or could give.to   have   if  refused,   and .the latter  'turned over ij.s, support, to the  enemyA- Tho public -indirect has  nothing to do wilh the alTair: in  fact the public got the   worst  of  General Merchant  Liquor Dealer.  AND  .pack and running I he game, i, e...  the-public purse, down.-'when tin  l it.'us it   general  j disputes.  v noes   in  liese  ^ Manufacturer of all Kinds of Lumber. ^  ^ A large assortment of seasoned ^  zz Lumber and Shingles al- ^  ^ Mays   on '.'.hand. ~3  ^ Oit-nensioti Lumber a Specialty. =f  The Best   Writing Machiivw  TIIK   ONl>T  INTERCHANGEABLE  STEEL TYPEWHEEE,  Klcyantiy   Mliist'i-iiiofl  <.'atulojru';--- J~'|  Kroo.  Address .Edgar  A. Hill, Manufacturer, 94-'96Wendell Street, Chica��-�� V  TKP] PROSPECTOR, FORT STEELE,'B. C, MARCH-11, 1,699  ���mm*  ���uuu*  HOTEL   YEN��STr\  H. REINEMAN, Proprietor.  w  itiiiH.stuiti.ik.itii  *|��   ��f��   ��f�� .*$���   ��������   *f��  Everything first-class.  ���*j_   --<j   -^g   ���<-g. -* **-*    **<j  "���* g ���4J -^J "**-B. "** P. *"*<* ~-*Jf "����.fff        '*.!/  lj *' Q �����        Q ft^-        g #-       l q B  c *���-     9 >-      o o  WWWW^ ii* ii* ** ** *# ��** i*# ******** x s^i?!1^^^^^^ WWWWW^Ww��5r  Special Agent for  Atih&user-  'km  km  mil  ��   *��������  4Jr  Restaurant  ddy and night  r��l  ��� * m ��� *  ���%  ^��%��%*%����a��m������i��*��%��a%%*%%viTi%\%����%%%%��%��x%��%%%��%%����%%%%%%%4%*����%��i.t.%i-i-��%v��  All  delicacies  of tHe season  ^^\%��%%%m%mm%����%��m��%m��%%%%%'k��%%��%%%%%%%%��%��%%%%%%m&%m��%m������M%����&%��%%%&m%��'  Sample   Rooms  for   Travelling A^Len.  CfcJte i^rtf^pectai:.  M'  ,   SATURDAY, MARCH 11,1890.  " H^AJLY WANTS  AN  OPEN DOOR.  Japan' ia  Ready. -   Russia   Waiting.  France , Peaceable.       A   General  ���      Rush Expected.  London.���The political event  of the week undoubtedly" was  Italy's demand for a -'door" in  the Celestial empire. Tho Saturday Review says:  "It can hardly be doubted that  this will prove the signal for a  general and final rush. Japan  will advance her long expected  claim to the province of Fukien  (on the mainland of China and  opposite the island of Formosa),  and Russia will seize a pretext  for urging further concession in-  x jurious to British influences, out  of, the helpless government at  Pokin. Ttaly, however has not  yet got her concession and a dispatch from Pekin says there are  indications that the dowager empress is disposed to resent the  demand./  Tho attitude of Russia regard-  Britain but there are bitter complaints  from  ' the  French . that  trade  is  killed  in the island of  Madagascar.     The question   of  the Bahr-el-Ghazel valley is also  said to be, in a fair way of settle-,  ment.      France   has   agreed to  barter her claims for a consideration elsewhere and  the Muscat  (Sultanate of Oman) difficulty has  been tided over  by an arrangement by which France gets her  coal sheds and saves her honor,  but does not make any territorial  acquisition.    Great Britain  got  her back  up  against  the latter  feature of, the  question  because  she  supposed , France  wanted a  coaling station in Oman, not for  herself,   but   for   Russia,   who  Avould make it the terminus of a  central Asia railroad from Turk-'  estan to the Persion Gulf.  let, and their various schemes  h��ave now pretty much taken the  following shape:     Beginning  at  foreign office say  her  majesty's J^f.  government is deeply sensible of  the. courtesy  and  consideration  Port Arthur,   they   propose   to' shown by the government of the  ing the guarantees oC the British  loan on account of tlie northern  Chinese railroads has caused  considerable anxiety among the  investors, who, _ however, rely  upon TAord Salisbury to carry  out his promise and insist that  China respect her engagements  and ignore Russia's protest  against the terms of tho railroad  contract. Up to now Lord Salisbury has taken a firm attitude  and it is generally believed that  Russia will not go beyond a pro-  .'test. ... '.���.���'��� '     '-" '   - , ���  A   England and France.  Fa.vOi;able reports were received this week regarding the  negotiations on outstanding  questions between Great; Britain  and France.' It is that M. Dupuy.  ..-the French minister, has decided  to endeavor to settle all questions  and that in the question of Madagascar he has made up his  mind to propose important tariff;  modifications in favor  of  Great  Planning- a Transcontinental.  The Toronto World expresses  in an editorial tho suspicion that  a new transcontinental' railway  system is in tho process of formation. Its idea is that the new  line is to run from Port Arthur  to the Pacific via Winnipeg, Lake  Dauphin and the Yellowhead  pass, going far to tho north of  the Canadian Pacific line. To  William McKenzio. of McKenzie  & Mann, it credits the plan. The  paper says:  "It looks now as if a split had  taken  place   between   Mr.   Mc-  Kenzie  and  the   C.   P.   R.,'and  that -war  is  on  between  them.  Any day wc may look for a  declaration of open hostilities.   The  fact ...that Joe  Martin's  government in British Columbia  threw  out McKenzic's B. C.!&  Eastern-  bill the other 'day   is significant.  This road was to run  from Van-.  couver  to  Nelson,   with  tho intention of securing a right  over,  the Crow's  Nest  lino  at ALeth-  bridge.   The throwing out of the  bill   deprives" MrA  McKenzie of  tlie customary, bonus,   and  thus  prevents him  from   undertaking  tho   construction   of   the   road.  Messrs. Mann & McKenzie have,  therefore, to look for auother out  build a railway to Winnipeg, and  from  Winnipeg,   via1 Gladstone  and   along   the   Dauphin   road;  over the old  Mackenzie   survey,  and  through  the Rocky  mountains to the coast by,the Yellow-  head pass.     Messrs.  McKenzie  & Mann are also reported to have  bought HughSutherland's charter for a road from  Winnipeg  to  Hudson Bay.   This road'includes  western      connections     beyond  Manitoba.    ��� For   several  weeks  Messrs. Mann &  McKenzie and  Sutheiland,. and Premier Green-  way and Hon. J. D. Cameron  of  Manitoba have been in consultation here, and the Ottawa end of  it has been represented  by Hon.  Mr.   Si ft on,   who  is reported to  have very much at heart the  in-  terests of the Mann & McKenzie  projects.''   A Sure Thing.  The   chances   of   receiving a  large return from mining investments, made in  tho Fort Steele  district are  simply  astounding.  The    whole   - region   from   Elk  river north to the divisional line,  Wild Horse, Lost, Wasa. Tracy.  Wolf,     Maus.     Mark,      Perry,  Weaver,     Four    arid   Six   mile  creeks,   St.   Mary's,   Moyie and  Bull Rivers, and Moyie Lake'" is  a vast mineral  bearing district,  which   invites  investment  with  the    most   advantageous   prospects.   In the placer mines there  are miles  of  favorable   ground  answering   every - condition  for  cheap and profitable working.  Business men will establish  themselves at Fort Steele where  the opportunities for doing a  good business are bettor than  any other place in the district.  Every prospector coming into  this district must come to Steele,  as it is the center of supplies,  and the distributing point for  the district. i;>  ;      British Warship Bears It.  London.���The officials  of ,thei  United States in offering a warship for the conveyance of the  remains of the late Lord Her-  schell to England but they add  the prior acceptance of a British  warship for that purpose preclude the possibility of the family  accepting tho kind offer of, the  United States.  The British second class cruiser Talbot has been ordered from  Bermuda to New York in order  to convey the' remains of Lord  Herschell.. from there to * Portsmouth.  Chitose Queen of Navy.  1  San   Francisco.���The   cruiser  Chitose, built by the Union Iron  Works for the Japanese  government, has -been formally   accepted by Captain Sakurri. who will  be her future commander.  ^   The vessel now Hies the Japanese flag  and  is  considered   the  finest ship in the Mikado's navy.  She  has developed a speed  of  23.75 knots while manned by her  own firemen.  *  Up To Date  #  *  *  *  ���r  '  i��i  J?  i��i  In  Bach  and  Every,   Department of  tho   Business  HEADERS    FOR   THE   NEW    YEAR  Fine Toilet Soaps   ���  Imported Perfumes  ��    Toilet Preparations  '       s    Webbs Confectionery  Hair Brushes  ii i  Tooth Brushes  Nail Brushes  *  STRICTLY  Complete    Range  PURE   DRUGS  of   Patent    Medicines  ��������  -'���.���  ���*��  ft  ft  ���  '���.�����  *  A Flyer.  The westbound Burlington fast  mail beat all records between  Chicago and Omaha last week.  Distance. f>02 miles: actual running time, H hours and 44 minutes.  French' Naval MCanceuvers.  Toulon.���Plans are being made  for a series of naval maneuvers  by the French Mediterranean  squadron shortly. They will include a surprise attack on Coi  siea.  i{t Try a Bottle of Vin - Mariani.    '   Try a Jar of Ontario Honey a}*  QUALITY AMJ CO.MPJ^K'J'KXKSS lOVKItYW-HKKK  '���>���  �������>  Pioneer Drug rial!  W. BLEASDELL,  Graclii:ti<  4f  Ontario C'oll��*'_ro i>1 I'hannauv ^  FORT  STEELE  i*ii*iiti*i.i'ii*L.l^i*i.i*ii*ii'i.i*i.i*i.>!''_it1 ��*i ��*����� ������� ���*�� ��*��� >*��� �������-�����' ���>- >(�� ��<.--������  *** ^V** A.9 ^M^ ^/^ !*A^ ^a."* ^.^ ^*<* **.^ ^a4* ^T*** *��.**   .    *?����- �� ��*> �����**��� 4�� ���� ^ ��*��� ^^^ *,  Ot- ��*<->> ^.^ 4,*^ .��^t�� *T�� 4ftV��  '%r �����- ������������ 'M �������� '.������ ������ ��#�� "����� ������� ��������� ������� �������� {ft �������� ������� "j. Tf�� .^�� .0. T|�� ~���� TfTTf > Tg?T|>-SyT  KIMPTON. &   PITTS  WINDERMERE ^ DONALD  General Merchants  ����*SCIENTIFIC  THIRTY-NOTTH YEAR.  ''24 Pages'  :   We��Idy   :. Illtistmled.  INDISPENSABLE  TO MINING MER  $3 PERf; YEAR, POSTPAID.   .  .��I!X11   ��IU SAMI'l.K C-tllT.  MINING ^sckntific PRESS  330 MARKET ST., SAIf FRANCISCO, CAL.    ���  ino suDDiies a mm  Miners going northwa-rd via Canoe River Kouto will fiiid.il a large  saving and convenience to procure their'supplies at Donald.. .  Agents  at  Windermere  for the California Giant Powder Co, TJJJ3 PLlGtiFKOTOli, FOill  STEELE,  13. C, MARCH 11    H  \+  @4tC JfrOriSfjLlrjCJCtor.  SATUUDAV, MAKCH 11, 18S��.  The Snowbound Prospector.  .The wind nmy howl and the wiuw.-i may  full anil the JTro.it on the pinon*  gleam.   ���  And the hand of tviuter with key of ice  may lock the How of the .-.troani,  The cold tfrey rlotid-s of forbidding- lace  may hide the .sun from my sight,  And the hungry wolves with denj>airin��-  howls add chcerle-v-ne*- to the  night. '  ' But there's cheer for me 'in the ruddy  glow of tho tiro on my cabin  hearth.  And the. snapping ipark* from the dry  ])ine logs icem eracker- of tiei-y  mirth,  'And I tots a defiant laugh at e.u-o  and the toiupofta that 'i-ound me  sing, ^   -  d-'or as long us I've got my lucon ami  bean.- and my  pipe am   f  not u  king?;       , , (f  There's never :i care lrom  the outer  world can  i-t.;a<-h  me  to mar my  rest,  There's never a trouble born of earth  to trouble my brawny breast,  And my songs ring out ou the solitude  of this mountain p��-v> .is 1 wait  For the warming breadth of =pring to  come and open   the >now-looked  ��a,tc-   ���  The  smoke  from 'ray   chimney   floats  ���   ' away like a bride  veil  over "the  peaks,   -  Till torn to shreds by the  icy breadth  of   the   breeze   in , it-   ��portive  '   freak.-,  And the snow wrapped crags-' with, the  echoiug notes of my laugh of do-  fiance ring.  I"Y>r  a1* long  a<-  1,  hti\e my bacon and  '       bean.-   and  mv   pipe  king?  am  I not a  (  When   the  blizzard  lull.- and the sun  peeps out On Lhe cre-t of-a drirt l  .    stand, , ,  And  k eolnpasi space with a oweepiug  '   d glance, and my ipirit.i with pride  expand ���> ,   -  As I think ot the toiling aktvua  penned  up in the cities 'way over there. ���  "While   I am  as  free a1- the wind.-'that  tos.i  the -th rends  of my-tangled  hair-,'  f envy not yonder pampered  lords, the  pale-faced prince.- of wealth,  Koi-  the  life blood'pulling  within my  veiri'.i  i-  hot 6with  t,!ie   glow   of  liujlth-  I crave nol the pleaiiires and   luxuries  Tlie finding'of lhe bodies of  Audree and his ussociales 'lias  been confirmed.  The Dominion parliinenf will  meet on March 10th. The session promises to be a very lively  one.  Ex-Premier Turner will 2-etire  from Mie B. C. -Legislature and  give a younger man a chance.  We would not kick if Baker took  the same route.  At tho Alexander coal mine  the miners demanded $2.50 per  day which was not granted and  they walked out.  ' The insurgents attempted to  enter Manila but were repulsed  bv the Americans.  , Germany was at the bottom of  the Samoan trouble. She urged  tlie natives to drive the English  pigs out.  His Holiness the Popo is again  seriously ill. He has had a prolonged fainting spell:  The United States will look  after tlie Gorman's iu the Philippines.  Governor Rogers of Washington uses his little  hammer  and'  knocks the capital appropriation  in the head.  Denis B. Hurley, congressman  from the second New York district, is dead at Hot Springs, Va.,  ,��� The Ontario" Manufacturers  are asking tlie government to remove the duty on fuel oil.  ,    Wei) informed persons in London are sure ' that    the,  Czar's1'  health is far from being good.  The Khalifa is about to become  as great a nuisance to Great  'Britain as Aguinaldo is to the  United Suites.  The.Russian boar has-showu  his ��� ugly sidc��� to the .Finland-  ers.  The Globe says that Canada  should 'do the right thing irrespective of what action Uncle  Sam may take.  Vancouver will send a deputa  ripple of exciieme.Mi, in Hie shape  of a customs' seizure. Two Ara  bian peddlers attempted lo evade  the payment of duty on their  loads, but after they'had crossed  the  boundary   lino   and   i>  eight  miles  behind  laceo  them  some  and passed the Indian village  thoy were overtaken by the officer from this point and kindly  asked to return. This little al  tent ion of tho customs was not  appreciated by these foreigners  but was received with maked  coldness. Bye-aud-byo with a  little pressure iu tho form of four  or five Indians on horseback they  decided to accept tho invitation  and we had the pleasure of their  company for several'days.  This little incident accentuates  a peculiar phase of human nature,  ls'nt it funny that these men preferred the risk of seizure iu tho  hope of getting clear and robbing  the revenue to milking an entry  iu tho usual way, getting tho  protection of tho law by a comparatively small outlay and proceeding with a clear consciences.  We have had another spell ,of  severe weather; the thermometer  Most accurate  (iliivan Diamond Drills  prospect  ant!  most economical  ills'   drills made.  steam,  Drills of alJ capacities, operated by hand or horse powe  compressed air or electricity.  SULLIVAN MACHINERY COMPANY.  305 and 306 Kookefy, Spokane, Wash.      -      -      -       Chicago, IH.  KNIGHT & STONK, Aoentk.  CONTRACTORS FOR  PROSPECTING  MINERAL  LANDS.  M. A. BEALE  registered 21  degrees  below' at  the coldest, but king chiuook lias  arrived, and the face of nature Js  rapidly changing from the chill  of winter to spring's sweet smile  of welcome.  There is still a rumor,' and it  'will nOt' down, that the Great  Northern Railway Co. will build  up the,valley of the Kootenay to  Fort Steele this comiug summer.  Mr. Geo. Richards ' passed  through yesterday on his way to;  Wardner and hopes to return tomorrow with jiis brother's  family. They, have been in the  employ'of the C. P. R., ���,  '< Frank DeRosier  visited  town,  tion to Ottawa asking "the Domin-j today  on  his  way  to Tobacco,'  ion government to cancel the lease  AGENT FOR  Canada Life  Imperial Kiro  Sun Savings and Loan Co.  identification and Protective Co.  Ontario Accidont and  Parsons Produce Co.    <  Mining Broker, Insurance  and Commission Agent  Books   Kept   and   Accounts   Promptly   Collected  i, ' ��  Agent for Geo.  Geary's, Royal  Mail,   Passenger and Express Line -  "      "    W.  D.  Kerfoot's Royal  Mail. ^Passenger and Express Line  RIVERSIDE    AVENUE  FORT   STEELE.    B. C.  rhe   power   ol   "old can  I   have my bacon and  my- j>i]><; nm   1. not a  which  ,-'    'hrinff,  l-'or iisf lonji  a��  beans t iiiul  i        kiiiy?     ���, ���='  My only ncijfliboin-h ii>sui! my eaiv with  tho voicing* of cnvioii.i halo.  The bobcat, squalls a |>n>teM.injj cry in  tho ear's of its mirirlin^ mate,  The mountain lion with an^r.y growls,  looks down lrom its rocky lair  A>, he siiill's ni thosciiiil of my steaming  lood on tho hreasl. of the icy air.  The jjiiuiii ��rey well lii'kn it--- hungry  o chop* and howls at I lie smoke  which ciii-N  I'Yom tin.- snapping breast ol my (���lowing" fire in wrpailiinj;. I'antasiii;  "whirls. .    i  And I hoard il, all. and my sonys How  oiii, with a lordici-. merrier rinj,'.  Koi- 1,'teo! with my Iuiwiii and bean-  and pipe, of the mountain world  I'm the kin".  When Iho sun lias ^onc and tho daylight dies and l.ho sombre veiliuiz  ofnifjlit  O'.'i-iny mountain kingdom has settled  down, in tlie gciiial,_chceii,y_lifrl,J'  Ofthe"��lowin�� Ioks in the broad fireplace in my blanketed bed I lie.  And follow the wreath- from my old  cob pipe with a la/y and carefree  eye.  I dream of the day when the snow  kinjr's hand will b��- liftod from  "iiloh and peak.  And ayain for the treasure that rules  the world with a golden -centre  HI ��-fk.  But never a si��h if the d.-iy�� in t\i<sh\ be  driven by loiterinjr winir.  For as Ions sw ' have my baenn ami ,'  bean.- and my pipe I'm <*i happy j  kiny. > -Oenwr l'o-t.  granted to a large lumber syndicate to" what i.s known as Dead-  man's Island.  The rebuilding" of the Manitoba  Hotel, Winnipeg, has been assured by the Northern Pacific rail-  O   .1  way.   _ o  The people of Winnipeg are advocating the government, owner  ship of railways.  Vancouver is threatened with  a boom and there is not a vacant-  house or-room in the city.  -With the parliaments at Ottawa and Manitoba in session  next month there .will be a hot  time in the political arenas.  The British bark Galatea was  abandoned at sea.  The St. Lawrence Yacht Club  lias acco2)ted a challenge from  White Bear Club of Minneapolis  for a series of races to take place  iu ,7 mm.  Tho Congress of tho United  States has passed the ,army appropriation bill.  .Japan wants the anti-Jap bill  iu British Columbia vetoed -at  once.    They don't want much!,  A compromise has been affected in tiie Panama canal  matter.  Tlie .lows aro Hocking to Jerusalem. It is predicted that over  1,000.000 will go there this year.  Everybody is satisfied with the  outlook for business in tho Fort  Steele district. .  A case of embalmed' beef exploded during a session of the.  court of inquiry Phew! It would  kill at forty rods. It would be a  good idea to ship it to the Phil-  lippines. il i.s just what Aguinaldo wants.  The unsettled state of Prance  may prevent the Queen from vis-  itiriir Riviera.  Mont.,    '       '  'Mrs.   Gordon,' who has, been  very ill, is'now convulascent.  "Phillipps' Correspondent.  Mrs. SPRAGUE  Fruit  Trip Abandoned.  .London.���It is ' learned that  Queen Victoria has practically  decided to abandon her projected  visit to the Riviera which,,had  been arranged to start in March.  This change is not due to any  friction with' Prance biit because  of constant personal attack's by  which her advent has been' Heralded by Nicoi. journals. Remembering tho assassination of  the Empress of Austria Her Majesty feared that these attacks  might incite some half demented  person to make an attempt on  her life, the mere shock of which  might prove fatal at her advanced age.                  '  Anti-Chinese Measures.  Victoria.���In the House an  Anti-Chinese resolution to the  effect that-the Dominion government be asked to increase the  per capita tax to $o00 was carried  by a large majority.  Confectionery  gt ' Notions of all kinds.   -  CIURS and TOBACCO.      gg  M. MCINNES & GO.  Wholesale   and   Retail   Meat  A' VVIA,  LIKK  AllWAYS OS  Merchants  HAND..'    A  mi  >     car  Fernie.  Markets at^Fort Steele, Cranbrook, Moyie, Wardner and  ���AXJ>  CALGARY.  NOTES   OF   THE   LATEST  NEWS.  All  Parts  By Wire and  Po&t   From  of the World.  In three ,days fighting ai  Manila 500 insurgents were killed and wounded.  A hot time in Par i.s. Three  fire-eating deputies are arrested  charged with attempting to lead  the troops into a revolutionary  movement.  Two Englishmen were .shot by  United States troops, during the  tire at Manila. They worn mistaken for Filipinos.  Congressman .Johnson makes  u bitter attack on President, Mc-  Kinley and his etibinet.  jit i.s said that, the Spanish government will riot give up the  Phillippinos. The senate rejected thoAamcmlments to the hill bv  a vote of li'ti to -MR-      A  Poit Phillipps Notes.  Port Phillipps. Feb. l'(>.���The  [news 1 promised to ^ond you  weekly from this part of the district is somewhat harder to gather than I anticipated, bin our  folk are just commencing to realize what a valued character Mrs.  Grundy should be in every community, for although the dear  J old girl is. according to history,  ancient and modern, x trouble  maker and disturber of the  peace, still you know there are  people who find the devil very-  good company. Certain it is  that the above, mentioned female  cannot and will not live in the  same community with'.monotony  and this will account perhaps  for her.popularity.  However last week we felt   a  A Hot Time at the Town Meeting.  There was a hot discussion at  the meeting of the Calgary, City  Council on March L'ncl. There  has been some friction between  the mayor aud certain members  of the council over the granting  of hotel licenses. This friction  became more apparent and showing itself at every meeting of  that civic conclave finally ended  in having -'a hot old time in the  Council Chamber" on the 2nd  inst., narrowly escaping a most  disgraceful row and possibly  something worse.  HI O  MGMILLflfi  FUR    &     WOOL     CO.  EXPORTERS :ui 1 IMPORTERS  200, to  208   First Ave. No.  MINNEAPOLIS.     -   -    MINN.  Shipments Solicited.  Write for Circular.  1 EAST KOOTENfly HOTEL I  S9  Moyie City, B. C.  , < <���  I.s a large and Attractive Hotel of quiet elegance in all its  appointments,, with a��cn.siiie of superior excellence  s$  t~       Strictly   First-Class   in   all   its   Appointments   ���   3  2^ A/Vlc/Vlal-ion  Bro's, Proprietor's.   3  Commercial Hotel  *     �����:     *'  Certificate of Improvements.  MI.VKUAI, ACT, IM.Ifl  (t'OKM   F )  NOTICE.  .Sllrur Chief, Silri-r Koef, .Vniirsnrli. Siuliu-  iindOrftlllli's Kractlon Mineral Claims iltuair in  I lit; Kurt Sleek Mining Division nf Smith Kast  IvooIgiiiit Dlhiriel  Where lociiterl: AIioiil nne anil .1 liiilf miles  wrsl fioin |iacl( (11 l"l(.'e tin Dull Hirer 011 ��nitli  siilcof i-lvrriiBJr lluitil llridccCiuel,-  'I'ltlie 11(11 lee Ituit 1. llavnl (Jrlniiliv Tier  Miner's Oiliflrittr No. '"l.-iBtUi A." intdid oxtT  d.i.Vs from tlicilate lieicof to applr to tKe Min-  .nc Kecotilrr for 11 <'ei lilies ic of ImpioYcmentv  foi till" purposi^if olii.iiiilus: a Cinvrn Crjnt of  the almve e.lsltns.  And further take notler that aolloii nadcr  ���eitioi 17, must he cmnniCHcrd before the iniiti-  irne�� of mirb' Ortifleii lr of luiproTcmcnm.  DAVID GRIFFITH.  IHtMUlllsSKth (U.v.nf Feb.. I*f>��. 9-1."  Mr. Wannamaker's Advice.  Touikin.s. --Cioixl mortiiu";. Mi1. Wn.11-  niiniukoi". I hstvc ettllefl losce if you (";m  give nic.ii jiosition in your c.stal)lisli-  ment. 1 dm turn my li��"d to almost  anytliing."  Mr. \V. "iVti. hc tirij full in every  (lu|)iii"(,iu(!iil. and you arc; the twentieth  man I liavc rcfusoil lo-rlny. Why don.'l  you taU-e up a line in which I hero is less  competition and hetter I"l,v'J"  Tiiinkiiis. "I'd only lie too t.hanklul  il y(in can jiut me on ir.-iek of .such a  ]Ki-it.ion."  .Mr. \V. --When I ivn.s l.\vent,\ years  of ii��e. I was 11 sti'iiiioei' in a Mranffu  land, with neither work nor moimy,  when a friend ol mine, a lawyer, ad-  vined me to lake a book ajrenoi sayiii"  he had edueated himself by canvassing:  like drownino nien orasj) at .striiWb. I  took his advice, and in live years saved  *o.000. and with this sum started my  m-esent business. It is just lifty years  ai;o to-day that Mr. Hraille.v. the founder of Ihe present. Firm of The Unidley-  (Jarretson ('omi)iiny. Limited of Toronto, sent ine my firnt lxiok prospectus,  and to his beautiful letters and good advice, 1 owe much of my present, success.  Yos. younit man. if you have Anything  in you. there is just as good a chance  for you lo-ilu.v with this old establislied  (louse as there was for inc. Write thorn  and see what they have to offer."  Tonikins. "I have seen the advertisement of this linn, for ao��snls. for years  hack, and have ��� often thought .of writ-  injr i.heni.. btit have never doneso. I  will write,to-day; suid I am very thank-  fuHoyoti, Mr. Wannamaker. for your  "���nod *flvi<:fr."  Baker Street, Cranbrook. B.C.,  Conducted   on   the   European   F��le��  Best  WELL    APPOINTED   CLUB    ROOMS  Wines    and     Liquors    at     the     Bar  ^wjmwmmmfmmwwWiMwwmwwwmwttwmmg  IThe Mountain!  J     HOUSE     1  I Fort Steele, B. C.        I  B - 3  S^: WILLIAM   FORSY'JH:   PHOPHlETOll. 2S-  g^        This  is  one  of  the  best appointed  Hotels in the  Fort Steele District.  mZ. Every    room    i.s    comfortably   furnished. ^2  S^    When you  visit Fort Steele you w'l! miss it if youdont     ^S  S^ slop at  the, ^2  Mountain House.  ?JllllillilJiiillliJitlUUlUIJiiiill$ltiIiJHiaUll(lliliJliJlillJiiliilK THE PROSPECTOR. FORT STEELE, B. C, MARCH 11, 1899.  *  mm  mm  THE  CI  D  or  as I  S**     ��f  *,   t./  K00  s  FORT ST  ������� -*r -** ���4'- ��������� ��������� �������� ������� ���*-  -**i  ������-.  kfk ��f�� ��4* -*������ ���*!**  *$"    '���*    *^s   "J-    ���#�����    ��J��    *$��    ^��    -tfT  -{�����  �������  *f�� �����* *���* *���" *������  .). .��. ����.. ��f. .$,  ,  .f�� ^ >t�� .$�� ��f��  ��� ft*    hA-r    **���- .kftrf   _.i��  *C*  *#*  *���*  **���  '.*.*  ,  '  .,  ���  -����.�������.  ��*L'   "������  ^r���   sim   ��� i     ���     as  �����'  <f"  i   I   Al  1  li  -&".fe  1      1       HII     Iff  ���i' �����'���  1 l ni a v  tJttJp  1 r III u I  1      1       1 ���    U      1  ��������� �����'  ii  ii n i  W  1    L. 11 ill  '  &m  iti.  �����#.���  ���.  '        .*  *��  ��������  n  -*J*  'j-.--;' ���."    A,1'.-  <?SP"  V*  1A1  &���,#��  N  The onlv Government town in the District  WATCH TH  e*��gj ?f^! jg?A m  i  STEELE  The Hub of the  FORT STEELE  District  The Center oi  Population  Mining center of  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.        _^      *   ���> i  Sole   headquarters   for   Tracy, Wasa, Lewis, Wolf, Wild Horse, Maus   and Lost  creeks.   The highest grade ore camp in B. C.  Head 0? Navigation On th6 Kootenay River  Daily Stage between Fort Steele and the Junction  The  Objective   Point  of  The KOOTENAY & NOR  ��?  The  r  Nor  EST Railway, also  8k   n  G  Choice resident and business lots 30x90 from $100 to $250.     Easy terms  titles guaranteed.    For Pat^tieulars  n.  ��� '   ���     A ��� - ]; -  .A. Elton  ��� JL/��  X".  SOLE AGENT,  PORT   STEELE,  B.C, TUT. PROSPECTOR. FOR'.  :i:le. b. o, march h i8s>9.  Ml" i it-,, i r - J J.-TTT"n*"f*��������������|���'������������ Tl~~���"������*-*���"�����ww�����t-^w -JCW��.-Tt riffTKIVJUt  ��;fte ^jcu0pcctjCrV  SATUKDAY,  MAKCI1   II, 1.���>��'>.  LOCAL NEWS NOTES.  Fort  Steele  morning about 3 a.m.  A chinook'struck  on Monday  and in two days carried off all  the snow in town, it looks as if  Spring- had come.  The Confederation Life Association issues au unconditional  accumulative policy which is tlie  most liberal life insurance contract issued. A. L'. McDermot,  agent.  There are  to be made  office.  rumors  in    Hit'  of  changes  recording  ' We learn that several lots have  been sold during the past week;  There has been a constant demand for business locations.  M. McLimes is in town.' Mr.  McJniies has ju.st returned from  the east, lie says that the reports in the cast all^ndicate that  construction will soon comment-con tlie new railway;  Mr. J. W. R. Young, manager  of the Invicta Mining Co.. is in  town.  Oct your job printing done at  the Pkospicctok office.  Mr. Roy, Dominion Engineer,  is expected at Port Steele next  week.  C. A. L>  rocumer  Office    Diaries  Canu's Bookstore  for    lS'lii   at  The indications are that considerable ore will be shipped  this summer.'  , A. Li. McDermot ha* been appointed agent for the, Confederation Life Association of Toronto, for the district of South East  Kootenay. *  ' iloe Taenhauser  has  returned  to Fort-Steele after  ah absence  of two months.     Joe  &ny&  that  ^Steele is good enough for him.  We would inform the inhabitants of Fort Steele and district  that a large consignment of ap  pies,, oranges and ;lemons have  just arrived at Kershaw's. n Hotel  keepers should make a note of  this and buy their lemons at,  once.  '< i  ��� For fresh now butler, new  in ilk. fresh eg��;s and pork sausage, mak,e your purchase at  Kershaw, s.  Mr. West,  Fort Steele.  Wiudermeiv,   is  at  Francis   i*  high  finish,  Gallery near  Fort Steele.  rnakffig   beautiful,  up-to-date photos.  the English church.  . ���*  A large number of railway  navies" on the Kootenai Valley  Railway construction, near Bonner's Ferry,,, have ��� struck for  hiffher wages.  Gus. Theis came down from  Perry creek on Thursday. ' Mr.  Theis reports but little snow in  that neighborhood.  Will. Kaake, proprietor of tho  Commercial 'Hotel,, Cranbrook.'  was a visitor at Steele oh Wednesday. '  t _  Government Agent Armstrong  went to Fernie'on Wednosdav.  S.   AV   J.    W   II. McVittie  Sec A.  W.   Bleasdell  After tlif regular business and  as commemorative of tho happy  beginning, the brat hern met as  the quests of Mr. Geo. Shier of  the International Hotel and enjoyed a splendid banquet. The  usual toasts followed: The  Queen, was drunk standing. Our  Visiting Brethern was responded  to by Messrs. Smy tho and Moffat  of Cranbrook and others, in neat  and appropriate speeches. , The  North Star Lodgo, in an appropriate speech by Mr. Procunior.  The Junior's Wardens toast of,  Happy to Meet, Sorry to Part  Happy to Meet Again, "< was  drunk,standing.  ' The North Star Lodge starts  out under very auspices circumstances. There are a largo number of affiliated masons in this  district, and a number will join tho  lodge, which has the honor'of  being the first lodgo of A. K.  and A.. M. in South East Koote-  nay.1 "so move it mc."    ' ���  The Prospector.  Now again the time is coming  when the prospector, like the  birds, takes his tliglit northward.  The prospector of today in spirit  and'character is much like the  prospector of years past,and  gone, but he knows more, and  tho result of his bettor work is  shown hi the continuous strikes  made all over tho district during  the'past year: yet for all that he  is doing ho'receives but little reward and credit. Capital comes  in and heljis him out with a grub  stake, which enables him to go on  Wandering like the '''Wandering  Jew", and capitalist goo* to the  legislature as an M.  p.  { MILLER RODE ONE2093 MILES IN 132 HOURS  The Eldredge  $50.00  The Belvidere  Hi��^to.oo  'anadiari       {Pacific       Railway      and  Soo Line.  -    FROM  OCEAN TO OCEAN.  For those who want the Best when travelling to any point in  United States or Canada.  First- Class and Tourist Sleepers run through without change.   , Connection Tri-weekly via Macleod or via Kootenay Landing.  Superior to all others irrespective  of price.    Catalogue tells you  why.   Write for one.  NATIONAL SEWING MACHINE CO.,  j,H> ItKOADWAV,  Now York.  EAST  DAILY   TRAIN  WEST  Tickets issued through and baggage checked to destination.  Apply for rates, maps, time cards, tickets and full information to  nearest local agent or  Good copper properties wanted by1 M. A. Beale. ��� He can sell  them if anybody can/ i     *;  The    International  being renovated.  Hotel  is  , E. O. Smith, manager of the  Sullivan group, ��� has gone to  Spokane on business connected  with the mine.  If you want Fire,  Life or Accident-insurance, or a  profitable  i investment  for ��r> a month, call  on M.-A. Beale.   ��� " tr'  .1. "Vy. H. Smy the oi" Cranbrook  assisted at tho instituting of the  Masonic lodge on'Tuesday-evening.- ' < ' ' *  The hotel at Wasa is now, light  ed with acetvlene sras.  JYJ.'A. Lucille is now agent-for  the Ontario Accident insurance  Cop^sp^Jnsuj'o at, once against typhoid and mountain fever. ,      '���"  Miss  Ethel  Frizzell  'to the Sullivan  ,mine  to  with her parents.  cbi:ui-:t,TJo5v.  In last weeks Prospector, ve referred toCul.W.H.13rayton. a.-C.P.I".Lund  Commissioner. It ��ee,u)r that this n-as a  mistake, aud that Mr.L.A.Hamilton, is  the Land Commisr-ionei. and not,the  Colonel. We were not correctly informed, and placed the Colonel in , a wrong-  position.    Kd.  THE X,OCAL HOUSE.      '  FORT  STEELE,     A  CENTER.  RAILWAY  dissolution  notice.   '  T.iko NoLico, tlml-lhe i>.irinor.shii> lit'rolo-  furo' tixlsiliii;   I>i;twi<e:i   tlie    undorslh'ued   as  Mrawrurn at itiu Town of l''oro Rtooltt uudor the  rtrui miiuo of  tho  '-Fort StRulc HrtiWiZii; Co."  hits this duy boon dissolved'by mutiuil con-  .������pni.    Thtb business will be eontini^ed by tho  Mud Li. Sick, under the snuio  llrm  name, who I  :issumo.s all tho liabilities of the said partner  ship and to whom nil debts duo tho .said partnership must bo p.iid. ''  Witness                (    '            h-KKD KA'ISER.  J  A   Hahvky.     I                 U. SICK.  Dated at Von Steele this 8th day of March  A. n.,-189(1. 10-11  W. F. ANDERSON  T. P. A., Nelson, B. C  '   ROBERT KERR', Traffic  E. j: COYLE  ''     '   D.'P. A. Vancouver,  Manager, Winnipeg, Man.  B. C.  MINING MACHINERY  <��� COMPLETE    PLANTS  J < o '  Ready foFprompt Shipment IN "OUR ROSS LAND WAREHOUSE  A��� large  Tracy cree  nie M.  outfit,   lias   gone  to  to work on (he j\ inland Tiger claims.  Have your life insured with  I,lib- Confederation Life Association, the only company that, issues an unconditional acouinnla  live policy.' A. L. JMcDormol is  agent.    << " *  ___  o  The Hanks Bros came down  from the Dartlcnelles mine on  .Sunday.  h'or a good .Shave, Haircut or  Hath go to C. IS'Adam's Barber  Shop and Bath Rooms1. Successor to Higlnviirden it Son.       ''  A. C- Roberson is expected to  return from Texas today. Mr.  Roberson ha* been engaged clos-  ing up some bu^ines* at Quanah,  Texas.  "    Buy Kershaw's baking powder  and you will save -U) cents. "::  The C. F. R. attorney (Jurd  jh in town.  Kershaw's lemon layer cakes,  and home-made marmalade, are  well worth a trial *  Wm. White of Moyie  is  ug friends at Fori  Steele.  visit-  We arC pleased to notice  itnother reduction in the price of  home made bread ,at 'Kershaw's.-'  He now sells three large fresh  loaves for-2ii<cente.  '���; a   *  A: E. WaldoiiA'.Winnipeg: ;. J,  McKenzie, Winnipeg: E. Small,  Cranbrook: A. SA Stewart,,  ���Woodstock,','��� and A. Hospell,  Montreal': were registered at the  Vohostn on Monday. ",  ���E:H. Carrol, Winnipeg: W. .1.  Hatch, Nelson. D. F. Dickson,  Winnipeg; were at the Venbsta  on Thursday.     ���-,-'. /���  .!. C. Carroll, Winnipeg, was  registered at the International  on Friday. ,  R. L. T. (Jalbniith has been  reviewed by a .Colonist .'reporter  at Victoria.  Members Get Poetical and Funny.  . Mr. Cotton explains-to Col.  Baker; that the $0,000 appropriation for a court house at Nelson,  was to remedy a mistake A>f ,the  Jate Turner'government.  Col. Baker sympathized with  Mr. Helgeson, and said that perhaps there would be another  election in some other constituency, and a new court house for,  say, Cranbrook. ,  r Mr. ,Cotton ' said ��� thato Col.  Baker spoke as though he "wished there was going to be a new  olectioirin South East Kootenay,'  (laughter.)  Dr. McKechuio explained to  Col. Baker that the influx of immigration from the east a.nd the  appropriation for a bridge at  Windermere was to allow the  people coming from the east to  cross the Columbia river and  take the train to-' Cranbrook.  (laughter.)  Mr. Kelly produced^thcrfol lowing verses:  ' LIiiy-- all the Turnerites did lly.  .   Seared by the election cry:  And now. being- robbed of pic.  They raise the constitutional i-.ry.  And* want the government to fry--  Hut these mean tactics,   s-li'ck  and  sb ���  Are all in my ��>'��������.  And all for pie.  The -'iCurnell" went to Ca^iui-.  And sniffed defeat from near and far  He pulled hi^ party to the akyes  And  to the  Dutchman  there proclaimed  The Turnerites mn>Xi he niaintaincil  "T'was al! in my eye.  '���T'was all for pie.  Il would look, to the man up a  tree, as il the Hon. Colonel  Baker had been sat on. had been  kept down, that his statesmanship was destined to be hid under  an opposition bushel., It is also  plainly to:be'.'seen,' that the government, or the opposition,  neither one, have any further  use for him, it would seem as if  he was a political misfit.      ���   .  IffA.SONIC GATHERING.  Organization and Installation of the  North Star Lodge of A. T. and  ','." A- M.  The Grand  Lodge -of   British  Columbia   having   granted    the  necessary -''dispensation.       the  Grand Secretary, Most Worship  ful Brother, W. .1. Quinlan,   was  duly authorized  for installation.,  but the brother was unavoidable!  not present. However, the Lodge  was     organized    and    installed  under the most auspicious ci rcum-  stances.    Tho officers are:  W. M... ......   WAR. Ross  Two   Railways.       Their    'Objective  Point is Port Steele.      ar   _  The building of a line  of railway into Fort Steele will fix this  town as the central  distributing  has ironeiP��^nt an<i the railway center of  reside [South East Kootenay.  Two charters have been granted for lines'to Steele. Actual  construction must commeuce on  one by the first of'May 1899, and  the other line will be under con-'  struetion' inside of a year.''  The first line to be constructed  will be the a'branch of theCrow's  Nest railway to be known'as the  Fort Steele' & Windermere railway, or as a division of the North  Star & Arrow Lake railway-.  �� From'recent' advices.-received  from the' east we can safely say  that- actual    construction    will  commeuce inside of 00days., The  citizeus of Steele are not partial  to any line.    It lias been evident  all along that the mining  interests   of  the  district  required 'a  line of railway into  the central  town of the Fort Steele district.  A glance at  the map of   East  Kootenay will' prove* tliis statement, for Fort Steele has a larger area tributary to it than   any  other portion of the district:     Tt  is geographically speaking  the  distributing  center  of  the   district.     We  print  the following-  extract from the charter granted  the C. P. R. for the extension of  its Crow's Nest Branch:  " (40.) The Company shall on  or before the 1st of May, l��90,  deposit with the Minister of Finance and Agriculture the sum  of So, 000, either in cash orsecur;  ities approved by said Minister*"  as security that,, the Company  will expend not less than ��10.000  in surveys or constructioncof the  raihvsiy hereby authorized to be  built, before the first, day of  August. 1900, and in default of  such expenditure the aforesaid  deposit of money and securities  shall be forfeited to and become  the property of the Government:  and should such security not be  deposited as aforesaid, all the  rights and privileges conferred  by this act shall be null and  void."  A railway from a point at or  near Fort Steele on the line of  railway mentioned in the Iirst  section of this schedule, to *st  point at or near Golden.  It will be seen by reading the  above section, that it has been  the intention of the C. P. R. : to  construct this important branch  St an early date. The company-  are fully.alive to the necessities  of the district and have resolved  to be the first in the field. While  the Crow's Nest line is an important factor as a through line east  and west." the line that will do  morq to develop the resources, of  this district is a line north and  south; and is the only true solution of the railway situation, and  the'commercial interests of the  Kootenay valley.      .  IIKKK"K   ANOTHKlt.  There lias been a, large number of people that have made a  study of the mining and commercial interests of this district  foi' a nunibor.'of rear*,   and   the  NOTICE.  To,the public. J hereby announce  that I am back to my work ayain opposite tho Host Office, tit my old stand,  (and not run away from my family as it  has been said). Thanking' the public  for past favors and hope for a continuance of their patronage in the future,  Yours respectfully  J OK TAENHAUSfiJi.  Watchmakkr and Jkweler.  BOILERS .  HOISTS.  PUMPS'  BUCKETS  CARS, WHEELS  and AXLES  Wire Rope and Supplies  Rand Compressors  i        , t       i 1 < *  Write for Estimates and Catalogues  JENCKES MACHINE CO.  Drills  result of their  been, that the  investigation .has  true interests ' of  the district, will be best served  by a line north and south.  From information that can the  gathered in relation to the char:  ter,. i granted, to % what will be  known .as the South Kootenay  railway, we. learn that a large  English .syndicate are the promoters, though many people are  inclined to .say Jim ..Hill is . the  man who is, pulling the'wires.  The following i.s an 'important  section of ine chart.jr granted to  the South Koo'enay Railway  company. '  "(14)    The Company may, lay  out,  construct,   equip,   maintain  railway of  j*uage, as  determine,  near Fort  most feas-  ; canadian rand drill co.  rosslAnd,   b.  c  F. R. MENDENHALL, Manaj  iger,  THE  EQUITABLE        LIFE  SOCIETY  OF    THE    UNITED* STATES  ASSURANCE  and operate a lin�� of  standard or narrow  the company may  from a 'point at' or  Steele, thence by the  iblc and available engineering-  route to a point at or near where  the Kootenay river crosses'' the  international boundary line, with  power to construct, maintain and  operate branch lines to all mines  lying in the1'vicinity thereof, and  also to construct maintain and  operate extensions of the said  line within the Province of British Columbia; and the said Hue  of railway), with the branches  and extensions that may hereafter be acquired or constructed  shall constitute the line of railway herein called the South  Kootenay- Uail way."  The company aro required to  expend not less' than $10,000  in surveys or construction of the  railway before the 1st day of  August I!tOO, or forfeit their de-  posi t.  It. would look as if Jim Hill  might have something to do wit.h  this line when it is constructed.  For four years the Great Northern has controlled the traffic1 of  this district, and there is no one  so well qualified to judge the  future business of the district as  the .management.'of the Great  Northern, and it is said of that  company that once it hai; a hold  of the traffic .'of a country it  never lets go.  , With two lines of railway running into Steele, also a river route  with ample steamboat service,  the metropolis of South East  Kootenay will soon rival and outstrip inaiiy of.the large cities in  the Province. A  Outstanding' Assurance.' Dec. 31, '1 S9S S0S7. 1 57.1,34.00  Assurance Applied for in 1 8q8'. . .'. :    198.362,61 7.06 ���  Examined'and Declined . ... .v ........... .     30.3 1 S.S78.oo(  New', Assurance Issued <. . . A 168.043, 739.00'  Income in  1898/: '...,..! '..'...     ^0/249, 2S6.78'  .'                             t          '"��� " '''";-  Assets Dec. 31.  1 S98.. / :...,... .\   258.7,6g:'2gS.54  Assurance   Fund   (s 198,89s. 259.00) and ^all  other Liabilities ($2. 160,550.27. .'    201,058,809.27  Surplus      57.310.4S9.27  Paid Policyholders in 1S98. ...".' \     24,020.523.42  HENRY B. HYDE. PiiESmKNT.  J. W. ALEXANDER. V.-P.  CHARLES ESTMERE,  District Manager.  ALLENBERG & VEDER, Managers,  Spokane, Washington.  i^y, *r\^\, ^v\,^v\ ^\\^\\ ^vl^\\ ^\L^v -Wx.^T'-'jr^v ^v^\\ *^ ^v ^t,*\, ^>\ ^v\^\\.^VvW\^k  I  I  M  *  ;*  THE  Queen's Hotel.  Two Commodious Sample Rooms for Commercial Men  HA CO A OK Tn.WYSKKLiltKO KKKI  EOT ,[��� COLD BATHS  11A TES $!? PEli DA V.  J. 6. Greene, Proprietor.  The  Confederation''.  Life    Association  OF   '.TORONTO,   ONT. .  '  4  I  I  Issues an'-unconditional accumulative-policy, which guarantees extended insurance A6r a paid up policy! after/two (J  years.       It is .absolutely, free from restrictions from date  W of issuance, and has hut one condition, viz: fy  That the Premium Shall be Paid.  For liirtlior  local ii.c-ont..  'informi'it.iuh ai>i>l.V to the  head, office. Toronto, or tht  "������,/'���    '   ' ��� - . ���������''���!���'       ���..���'���  ���'A. L. McDermot,  FORT STEELE, B.  U

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