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 Ubrarv of Le**- A=-  M-i  fa  r  &��� ' ��&  ��*-*x-:-������*s-ax:��jC'-��a!K*?:*?s;-����S;-����5S:s  | Devoted to the upbuilding %  * ' #  % OF-FORT   STEELE. %  ss -?.   ���  fr . %  JK    Indepi'iicloiit    in   Polilics.    #.  * f.  * - *  ���g   TAINS ALL  PUBLIC NO-  t        ��� *  *��#*��������&##��-*���**&#.* ********  �� *  #   THE   PROSPECTOR   CON-   *  *  *  ft TICES AND GIVES THE *  ,# '      ��  & LATEST TELEGRAPHIC *  * _f  * AND LOCAL NEWS. *  &                                                                  *  * *  Vol. 7.  RORT STBBlsB, B. C, SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 1901.  No IO.  New Advertisements To-oay.  Nut ice--Tin: Jlojic Water Co., Ltd.  imki' ii  I*  11  I'  (I,  r.  PLENTY OF RECRUITS.  Xiiouteiiant   Beor    Enlisted    Twelve  Men at Fort Steele-*.  On Friday evening [last, Liou-  , 1ona.nl (i. S. Boor arrived at  Steele, and found some thirty  ii ion awaiting an opportunity to  enlist in the Badoii-Powell South  ' A frica.Police. On Friday evening over twenty applications for  enlistment were received. On  Saturday having passed medical  examination, the men were examined in riding and .shooting.  This portioii of the examination  . was most satisfactory to the recruiting officer, who said "The  men at Port Steele are the best  riders, that 1. have obtained', and'  their shooting is excellent: I  wish /that. I was able to stay  here a month, and in lhat time I  could enlist over a hundred men,  that woiild'cqnal any that could  be enlisted in. any part of the  world." '      . .  The  following   recruits   were  accepted and sworn in:  ,   KliAXlC   l-tANKlNYCOI-liOrilU  .1.  H. IlKNDKKSON       T. M.   llA.lOTTK  'T. .1.   PliAIvE       ' WM. OaTIIC'AHT .  GEOHOE JOHNSON'      T. 11AH1CI1A.M  ,11. MclNTLiii-: "     fS.'W.Wuw'Aih  A. S'l'IOUWICJIC lOnWAKl)   I.Altll  T. J. BARK.  OirSaturday 'the enlisted -men  1 P   i  ' lofUfor Cranbrook, with the best  wishes of their friends, and.Sun-  day, af I or noon were  on route   for  ��� Ottawa.'  sovereign. I can't remember  the exact spot, but it. was somewhere on lower Broadway, lliaj  a'lingo inscription had been hung  out, which read thus: 'Welcome  to the Prince of Wales: 'may it  be many years before he is King  of England." This, legend met  Wales'eye, and the minute,-he  caught its import, he rose in his  carriage, look olf his hat, and  made low obeisance, amid the  plaudits of thousand^ who saw  the act. ' It. was a graceful thing  to do and likewise a generous  thing, and the Now-York papers  of the following day commented  upon it in a way very complimentary to Albert Edward.'"  GREENWOOD    CONVENTION.  n.  '   ;   . Eastt Kootenay Slock.  v    *    '             Ahked.   -  Bid.  Ot ov's Nost Coal     +1)9.00  .���HM.OtV  North Star '. >'-- r, Sr>  l'i -  Sullivan         ��      V2-.  ���    11*  '      Silver-lead Quotations.  -,  P.;n-Silver.. .'".   til  Mexican dollars   ���IS)  Lead    .-. :   4.:-!7-v  Copper   ]c>.n2-3  In Provincial House. >  ^ ���What .is likely to be the preliminary of a light between the  Canadian Pacific and Great  Northern railways was a petition  presented by E. G. Smith, from  Hon. G. A. Cox and, others,' for  permission to build the Crow's  '"Nest Southern Railway.  Mr. llelmcken,"' has presented  a petition1 from Robert Irving  and others, for a charter to incorporate the Crawford Bay and  Fort Steele railway.  * Mr. Taylor made a strong plea  for reducing the present tax on  mineral output. At present  there is a tax of two per cent on  the output aflor deducting  freight and treatment charges.  KIMBERLEY NEWS.  Full Force at the Star. -Mines to be  Inspected.  ���      _ '  From Our 0\wi Coi'iuspomli/nt.      ',  .  The Nortli 'Star" is working a  full force at the mine, the tramway is also in good shape, and  iho mine i.s shipping.from 70 to  flO'tons of ore daily.    ,  The Mount Slicker Company  are working on the Quanlrcll, a  lunncl'iias been run on the vein,  sinking has commenced on a,  winze in No. 1 tunnel, which is  now down some 23 feet. The  vein has widened Lo 18 inches,  gradually widening as depth"i.s  obtained. The ore is of a, good  quajily.,  \i. O. Jennings has completed  the1 assessment work" . on Mic  Morning-fraction,, the shaft is  down some",20~fool.  The road from afhe mine' io  Kimberley is practically impassable, owing to'this fact the  Sullivan has closed down, only  twelve men are employed, doing-  prospect ing work.  * Hank Elloi is working a /property on Mark crock, the .tunnel  is in 00 feet," following an overflow of galena  Return   of    Deleg-ates. ��� Resolutions  Passed'. - --' An     Open     Door   _   ,  From the South.  ' The Fort Steele delegates returned on Monday from Greenwood where they had at 1 ended  the annual meeting of the Associated Boards of Trade, 'which  look place on Pebruary I'sth.  Owing to a snow slide between  Robson and Eholt the delegates  were loo late for a meeting on  the day named, and had il not  been for ihe courtesy of the C.  P. N., who sent out a special  train there would have been  another day lost. There were  1-1 districts represented by '30  delegates and '5 proxies. -12 votes  in all. Mr. C. Scott-Calloway,  of Greenwood, was elected president for'fhe ensuing. Tho next  place of, meeting will bo al  Kaslo. H. "W. C. ."Jackson was  elected secretary and treasurer.  The fee for affiliation was raised  from $li) to 825, a.nd it was decided lo have Boards of,Trade lo  ma Ice application and secure a  charter  Irom   tho  Secretary  of  State a I Ottawa.  ' ' 4  uusoLirrroNS parsed.  1. Bonus' of Sfi 'per ton, for  every ton of silver-lead refined  in the'Dominion.      ,      "    ���  2. New counties for electoral  purposes, division lino.-the railway running east, and west.  "3. Grant for tho,Chamber, of  Mines to be under government,  control.  ' ,  4. In favor of granting  charter to railways wishing to  enter' the*. Province from ,the  south. ,  ;">. . 13. G. -Southern''land grant,  Manager Olson will start another  tunnel down the hill which will  tap the vein "at a much greater  depth..  St. Eugene Mill Running1.  For 1 he past week the weather  has been quite warm, and a good  portioii of the time there has  been a drizzling rain. The St.  Eugene concentrator .started13 up  last    Thursday   and,  has   been   ^  running lo its full capacity  oveiJ/^ta I' mineral production in  since. il is not likely ,th,m  another shut down for the lack  of water will be necessary.���  Moyie Leader.  liMHi   MINERAL, PRODUCTION  1<10(I  British     Columbia   Mines     Doubled  Their Output In 1900.  Mr. 'McBride. minister of  mines, h.is made Ihe following  announcement. '-That the output of ore for the past year almost' doubled thai of the previous year. Lead mining especially lias made great strides."  TJJk-  lignres  are    as   follows:  *i2,;j<)'"-. i:;i:  moo.  600  $10.-107.ni:>,  increase.  $I.<'1-1.">1-1.   or  ;>   per  CONNECTIONS TO THE   SOUTH.  Too Much Work.  The contention of Mr.' ,1. P.  Armstrong, oflicial adniinj.slra.lor  of F<asl and West Kootenay that  such great area is too much for  one man to cover seems reasonable, and it is lo be hoped that  the government will give favorable consideration to his suggestion that an administrator be appointed for each electoral district in tho Kootenays.���Nelson  Miner.  AVli.cn the solid  formation is encountered, if is  expected lo find the vein.  Mr. Archibald Dick^ provincial  mine inspector, arrived here on  Saturday last; and will inspect  tho   north   Slav   and    Sullivan  mines.    _. ^   Mining Notes.  To those who are "looking4 for  mines, no more inviting (icld is  presented than the Fort Steele  mining division of South Easl  Kootenay.      '        j  The. mineral resources thai  will give to tt,ho town of Port  Steele immediate prosperity are  the mines silualed in the Rocky  mountains to the east of the  Kootenay river.  The mineral output, of ihe  mines of South East Kootenay  already warrant tlie erection of  a smelter in this district. '  As soon as ihe snow disappears in tlio mountains, reports of now strikes will be coming in from all directions. There  is no limit to the mineral areas  in the vicinity of Port Steele.  HIS SECOND TERM.  As the Legend Read.  "As everything in regard lo  King Edward VIT seems to bo  public interest nowadays, I am  reminded ot* a little incident during ,his visit lo this country  when he was Prince of Wales,",  said Gol. H. H. Read, of Philadelphia, while in this city recently. ���-.'. "New York City, where I  then resided, was excited over  his.presence, and great demonstrations were made in his honor..  Broadway was profusely  decor- ley to,'the cares of sta1o���wa,s most,  utcd, and on the day that he was'impressive  and   full  of sugges-  Once   More   Installed   as   the   Chief  Executive   Officer   of   the  United States.  Washington. March -I.-William  Mc Kin ley of Ohio toda.y was inducted into the presidental office,  being the eighth in the illustrious  line of presidents of the United  States thus accorded by flu-  American people with a second  and consecutive term. Simultaneously Theodore Roosevelt, of  New York became vice president  of-the United. States. The ceremony that marked.-.this second  assnm p'tio'n by Presiden t McKi n-  thai the railway company should,  select the lands granted them.'  ' fl.    Supreme court judges, the  necessity of having one residing  in the Kootenays.  7. Duke of York's visit,, thai  an invitation bo extended to the  Duke of York' to visit the mining  sections of British Columbia on  his return from Australia.  Tho following delegates wore  elected to represent the association at Victoria:  - T. G. Proctor, Nelson: G. G.  Henderson. Fernie: C. O. La-  Londe, Rossland: D. Ross,  Greenwood; G. O. Buchanan,  Kaslo: C. P. Hannington. Port  Steele.  South East Kooicnay was -fully  represented at the convention by  the following delegates:   ,.  .J. P. Parrel 1. N. A. MacKon-  zio and, Lewis Thompson, Moyie;  C. P. , i-lanninglon and .*). H.  Laidlaw, Port Steele: A. Lcitch,  U. Haines 'and J antes Ryan,  Cranbrook.  , Tlie delegates from South East  Kooicnay did _nof approve ''of  division o*l'"~TlTcr Kootenays for  electoral purposes on the proposed division line east and  west.  Surveyors at Work Running  a Line  From Jennings.   ���  Speeiiil to 'rut*. I'iio^i-i-ctoh. ���  Kalispqll. Mont., March ."i.-AA  parly of Great Northern engineers are running a lino from  .'Jennings to Tobacco Plain's.  Jennings, Mont., March .">.,���  The survey of fhe proposed line  to connect tho Great Northern  and proposed Crow's Nest Sou tilery railway iu,South East Kootenay has begun in "earnest. A  party of Groat Northern engineers from St. *Paul, with  assistants and supplies arrived  at .Jennings"last week,   and  are  escorted along that thoroughfare  enormous crowds turned out to  pay respect   to  Britain's  future  lions of the developments'of' the  republic during the '-past four  years. .    '      ,  Board of Trade Meeting.  A_ special meeting of   Iho Port,  Steele Board of Trade was   hold  in the rotunda,  of   tho   Imperial  llofel    on    Monday   afternoon.  The* meeting  was called for the  purpose of  discussing   the   necessities of the district, with Mr.  H.   C.   Killeen,   provincial   road  inspector.      The   wants   of  Ihe  community  were  placed   before  the   inspector ��in   a   clear . and  .straight  forward-   manner,,  and  the .Board received the assurance  that, their, want  would   be 'considered by the governniont.  y Carbonate King.  ��� Reports from the Carbonate  King are to the effect that the  tunnel is now in 1.10r feet, ..cross-  cutting the lead, which is HO or.  GO feet in width has commenced.  now at work running a lino from  this place, to tho^ international  boundary af Tobacco Plains.  The survey party has,,taken  a  complete ' equipment,     and   A.  Guthrie, tho railroad  contractor  <  ,'        ���        ' . -,  is   going .over   the  roule with  them*.        '  ���J-Calispoll, March ."..���The Inter  Lake, has tho  following  lo  say  in relation to the Jennings route  "Tt does   not   follow   that   Iho  ."Jennings roulo'has booh dennilc-  ly decided on, but il shows {that  the Kalispell roule has not been.  i ��.    i.    *       ,,  The Jennings route would  have  the advantage  of several  miles  in   distance,   but   that of itself  would be more than oll'sct by the  greater cost  of  construction,   if  the ���report of   the  character of  the work is correct.      Bui if has  been suggested as one   factor in  favor of the Jennings route that  the right of way up the Kootenai  would cost the railroad company  nothing, while for a considerable  distance  out   by   the   Kalispell  route it would be expensive.  This il is believed would go a  good' ways lowiy/d paying fhe  added expense of the construction of ihe Jennings, line, and  might decide ' the question in  favor of that route. Another  suggestion is made that the railroad company would probably  decide in favor of the Kalispell  route in preference lo any other  if Kalispell would offer the company the right of wa.y lo Tobacco  Plains free of cost. The branch  road is going lo be built, and in  all probability at once.  Crow's Nest Southern Railway.  Senator Cox tells of the great  results which. may be accomplished in South East Kootenay.  Railway    communications    lo  cenl.     Total   metal   production,  sS,0iKi,rj() t and ' 1 J..'1-10,7.10,   equal  to  an  increase of ��:-5,:M4.:?.")2, or  -10  per cent.     Total lead mines  production, ��0,7.") 1,00-1  and   $10,-  OOStOSi',- an increase of i?,(J,;)10, 128  or 4!) per cent.    Total lode  gold  production,   .s:.,,8.")7,r>7f]   and  ��:*-,-,  -101,007, increase, $00:!,."il-l, or 21  per cent.    Silver, $1.003.70S and  $2.29;").Oil!), increase, s(501,:'9I, or  flO'per cent.    Copper, $l,'j"51',4"i'J  and .sl,0lfi|2*n, increase, $2o,8-IG,  or lil.Ti pei' cent.     Lead, '$S78,-  870 aud $2,000,.".07, increase, $1,-  811.087. or 20 per cent. Coal and  coke. $-l,dri3,0.")l  and  $."1.000,8(.)9,  increase,'*'SI,01'!,2:i8.   or  27i  per  cent:.'     Placer  gold,   $l.344,!)00  and $1,278,724. decrease, $00,47(5  or 5 per cent. Tons of ore mined  in 1890, 2S7..U3; in 1900, o��4.796,  increase. 2'*7,-ir>'"i, or 9,-i per cent.  There is now 00 shipping  mines  in the province, 00 of which <are  shipping  over  al hundred Ions a  year'.'    Two thousand four   hundred and twenty six men are employed   underground  and   1,.105.  aboA'e. a tolal o'f 3.7:31,.  that the Nelson   Gun   Club  may  not be reorganized this year.   '  Ottawa.���Sii- Wilfrid Laurier  has decided not to go to  Australia to represent the Dominion.  Tt is understood lhat'Hon. Mr.  Mulock. postmaster-general will  go in his place.  London.���General Dewet lost  heavily in menand stores by his  incursion into Cape Colony, but  he scorns to IK ve made a clever  escape wilh t\ -^bulk of his command.      ,      V- '.  New York.'���Tlio capital of  the new United Slates Steel and  Iron,Company is $1,27)0,000,000.  CROW'S  NEST DEAL.  Jim  the  '   SOUTHEAST  KOOTENAV.  , �� ' '  . 'The' mines of South East  Kooicnay-,, produced' silver-lead  ore to ih'o'nm'oiinf of, yf..7r)'-5 Ions,  having, a 'gross .valuation of  $ 1,023. .180..  Tho Crow's Nest Coal Com-  "pany mined and shipped 230,-177  Ions of coal valued al $1()0.9.">I.  r  The total mineral production  of the districi amounted lo $2,-  381.1").')I. ITrbni the figures announced bj' the minister of  mines, and the valuation of the  ores mined in the district. South  East Kootenay produced One  Seventh of the total amount  produced in the province.  Hill   Purchases   Stock    to  Amount of $500,000.    *  St. Paul, .March   ii.��� Jim  Hill'  has'    purchased    slock   to   the'  amount, of $"j00.000 in the Crow's  Nest coal fields.  "The  Crow's Nest  Coal   Company   were   represented   by   J.  Robert Jaffray, William   "Berth,  Peter , Ryan and C. T. S. Lind-'l  say, legal counsel.  President .Jaffray said that the  transfer lo J. .7. Hill was of  $500,000 in' slock on" a guaranteed purchase of the output of  the minos up to 0000. tons per ���  day. - '  LATEST  TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.   '  Notable   Anniversary. ��� Princes   on  Yacht.���Sloan Off for England.  Troops for South Africa.   <���  Iho south will give two new  towns and a smelter. Mr. Cox  says "Recognizing, therefore,  the necessity of obtaining direct  access to the adjacent markets  of the United bta.fos, an application has boon make lo parliament by five of your directors  for a charier lo build a railway  from the coalfields to the bound-'  a'ry, where,.it is intended to connect with a 'spur, line from  Jennings,-on the Great Northern  railway.'"     ������'"'.-'  . London.���King   Edward    has  issued letters  patent  empower  ing  the  Duke  of porn wall  and  and York to confer  the  knighthood while he is in Australia.  Coal Markets of the World.  Now Yorlf.���There is increased activity in tho coal trade.  Alabama.���There is much  work; being done in the coal  mines, theproduction finding a  ready disposition. -   >  Cleveland.���The coal trade  has brightened considerably during the past week.  Coal is being shipped from  Philadelphia lo. Gothenburg,  Sweden.  In "Prance the coal markets  <diow signs of a decline.  London and Cardiff.���Reports  show that tlio tonnage for loading has boon scarce.  , In Germany fhe coal situation  has undoubtedly weak-en ed since  Iho beginning of the year.  In British Columbia the supply exceeds the demand, foreign  shipments arc heavy.  News Notes.  London.���The war ollice has  issued orders-stopping the re-  cnnling of yeomanry on the  ground that the government already ..has ns iii any. men a.s are  I'oquircd.      . ���    ,   ���  i Halifax:���The���S.S. Numidian  is hourly - expected here, the  wyea.l.her l.'ia.s.boon thick for some  tunc'and continues foggy.',  Laprario. ��� There are now six  cases of-,small -pox, and ya ��� death  from the disease has taken place  Nelson.���There is a possibility  TROOP!? ,FOR   THE   l'itlMPPfXES.  San Francisco.,March 0.���The  colonel, staff, band and the   first  and'third squadrons froiii thede-'  pai'tmcnls of 'the East'and   Colo'- -  rado, - reported   today ' at   ' the  Presidio   foi- immediate service  in the division of tlio Philippines  These squadrons are to be  filled'  lo the maxim inn of one  hundred  men per troop by transfer or enlistments and a.s soon as this has  boon  done    they   will   sail    for ,  Manila   lo   take   tho    place   of  troops'whose term of service has  expired.  PHI NO EH  ON   YACHT.  New York, March  0.���Prince  George   of  Bavaria   has   taken  passage for himself and suite for.  the cruise to the'Mediterranean,  the   Black  Sea.   the Crimea aud,  the Caucasus, by the  Hamburg-  American Line yacht Prin/essin  '-  Victoria Luisc. which sailed from  this  port  today with a cargo of  excursion is us1'. Prince      and  Priucess Reuss, Prince Hohen-  lohe and Prince Stolberg have  also reserved rooms for the same  trip.,  NOT A RLE   ANN ] VHlt.SAUY.  London, March 0.���The 38th  anniversary of the marriage of  King Edward VI f to the Princess  Alexandra of Denmark will occur tomorrow and say lhat the  new queen of England is the best  beloved woman in the realm.  All classes and conditions of her  subjects write to do her honor  because of the many estimable  qualities of mind and heart she  has ever exhibited.  SLOAN   OFF   FOR   ENGLAND.  New York, March k.���Jockey  Tod Sloan sailed for England today after spending a week with  friends af his old home in Koko-  mo. hid. Ho was not communicative as lo Iiis plans for the  season. ,, ' '  TROOPS   FOR  SOUTH   AFRICA.  Ottawa,    March   s. _R(.or u i Is    .'  for the South   Africa.  Constabu-, :  lary  are   mobilizing here today.* -,'.'  Only fh()Si> from points  west.-of  Ibis city arc gathered here.   The  eastern .contingent will  meet'the  1.2th instant at Halifax.  Halifax, March 7���-The .Strath-  con a Horse landed here tonight.  ,.,:,4l-.-  .~^sK.'wi<B-  iSsi  wiTwiitsresgrepc-iiag TTJE  PK'OSPECTOK,  FOliT STEELH   D. C,  MARCH ��). 11101.  IS-  \i,  ESTABLISHED     IMfi  PUBLISHER    AND    EDITOR.  ,THE PROSPECTOR, i- published  ���very Saturday,, and has a guaranteed  circulation larger than any other paper  In East Kootenay. It is all home Printed  and contains double the news of any  other paper in the district.     ��  As an   advertising  mcdiiiin  it   is un  ���xcelled.  Devoted to the upbuilding of Fori Steele, the  development of the vast mineral icsourccs of  tbe East Kootenay raining district.  Subscriptions J 2 00 per yeai  Advertising rates made known on application.  Contributions are solicited from all parts of the  diltrict. but all matter intended for publication  must have the writer's signature.  TMIQ PAPFR I-�� kept on meat the adver-  lllo if-irtn r.i��ini>-agency of Aluxiiiuler  *Co., Suite F.. First National Hank liuildinK,  Spokane, Wash., where contracts can be made  for It. '  Thie Pa nor* is kept on tile at K. C.  IIII9 rtipCI PAKE'S Aavcm-sin*.'  Agency, 64 and 65 Merchants hxchun-re. S.m  Francisco, California, wheie contract- for advertising can be made for it.  TUie Parian Is kept on nle at the A. Melius r��ipCI Kim & Co Newspaper . Art-  vetising Agency. Montreal, where contract-,  for advertising can be made for it.  J. Ilia   X <l   ��CI    Graham &   CV-   hook  store, Spokane, Wash.  ��tt�� %fK08p&CtOX\  SATURDAY, MARCH'Ji, 1901.  "No Enemies "to Punish���No  Special Friends to Serve. "  T  HE newspapers of AVest  Kootenay "are ' devoting  considerable space over the possibility of Jim Him making connections from the,south tothe  Fernie coal fields'. ��� '  ���/���    * ��� *  The C. P. R. is ���'seeking to  purchase* the' Lethbridge,, line  ���that runs from Alberta into  Montana. "What for? To enable  them to carry coal aiid coke to  the American smelters.  "If the C P. R. secures southern connections .with the States.  can British Columbia .refuse Jim  "Hill a northern connection with  the coal fields, 'when it is evident  that/both parties arc seeking the  ,same objective.' ,.  *   * .*,  f If tlie smelters of the Province  ' in the future can only use  three  to four  thousand   tons  of   coal  daily,   and   the    future   output  readies six to ten thousand' tons  daily, what is to become  of the  1   surplus'over the demand.  '* * * " , ,  The Coal Company give  figures to show that tho demand  has been supplied,, in fact a large  surplus supplied, and yet have  ' an output of several hundred  tons daily, for other markets.  -X-       '/���        X- .  , The Coal Company can, and  always have been able to supply  the demands of the smelters,  and tlie future output will always largely exceed the future  demand by thousands of tons.  *        X-       ��  The Crow's Nest Coal Company having shown that the demands of the smelters has been  supplied: let the representatives  of the C. P. R. give their side of  tke question and prove that the  statement is untrue, if they can.  *       -X        *  The building of the Crawford  Bay and Fort Steele railway will  open a large district rich in mineral resources, and Fort Steele  will be the supply point.  ���X-        -X-        ���*  The result of the deliberations  of the Associated Boards of  Trade at Greenwood will have a  very important bearing upon the  future ��� development of South  East Kootenay. The convention  acted wisely in endorsing the  building of the Crow's Nest  southern railway.  ���& -K A*  The outlook for a large and  successful development of the  mineral resources of the district  is shown by the active preparations now going on in mining  circles.  battleships Montagu nnd Albemarle at Devonport and Chut ham  the cruiser Drake al Pembroke  and The cruiser Kent at, Ports-  inouih. " *        '_���- _-.  "TlL-ondon. March (5.���Today  marks the close of formal ���'deep  mourning" foi1 the Queen. Half  mourning will conlinuo until  April 19.  London, -March G.���At a special meeting of the Grand Lodge  of Free Masons today. 1he "Duke  of, Connaught was elected Grand  Master to succeed King Edward,  who will now assume, ilie-lille of  Protector of ' English Free  Masons. King Edward, formerly Prince of Wales,. wa< chosen  Grand Master in 1K57 to succeed  the Marquis of Ripon.  Astrologers and astronomers  have been on 1he watch for a  star , whoso period i.s about .517  years, it is called -'Star of Bethlehem." lt"is notable that the  period of the New Star dis-1  covered -by LieulenaiU'",Totten,  tit both the date of Tycho Bra he  and that of the visit of the Magi  to Bethlehem W02 years ago.Si  Loudon. March? 8.���King Edward arrived iu Loudon tonight  from the Continent.  '��� A rumor is current in Loifdon  that Lord Salisbury will retire'  at the close of ihe present session of parliament.  China has agreed to all the de-  mauds of ,the powers.  .6' .(��� .��.  >f��  -if*.  2I^s.dc:'iia^'t*cpss   for-   Mining   and   Commercial   lYEera  %SH^  odern     Conveniences  FORT    STEELE,   B.   C.  p ' <���'        i     > ��� , i>, *  Large   Sample   Rooms   for   Commercial   Men.  Port    Steele  v�� _  BSrewfng   Co.  H. W.  DREW,  , Proprietor.  Fort Steele.  Lived 'and Died a Soldier.  The   war   office  dispatch   announcing' the   death   of  Major!  "'���Gat" Howard, has caused more;  widespread , sorrow iu   Canada j  possibly,   than any, news   from i  the front since the  memorablei  cable to tlie Toronto Globe  giving   the   terrible   but   glorious  story of Paardeburg..  Though a  Yankee by birth, Major Howard  was a  true   Britisher   in all his  instincts aud characteristics.    A  born tighter, he spent all his life  soldiering, first-under   the  stars  and,stripes in the civil   war, and  in expeditions   against   recalci-  Irate   Indians,  -and   then 'as   a  naturalized    Britisher    fighting  for the Union Jack in   the .Half-'  breed rebellion of 1S55,   and  finally undo]' the same Hag and  for  the   Empire  at* large  in   South  Africa.  Quick - wittod. resourceful,  fearless, ho was an ideal soldier,  trusted by his superiors, beloved  by his men, respected and feared  by the enemy. "Personally,"  says Lieut. Morrison of the  Second Contingent. Avho saw  much of him on the battle-field,  "he was a man of strong individuality, quaint iu manner' and  thoroughly kindhearted, with a  quick wit aud a talent for piquant  repartee that made him the life  of the mess tent. In the periods  of enforced inaction during a  campaign when there was no  lighting on he would become impatient to the verge of irascibility and his pungent criticism of  men and affairs at such times invariably kept the mess table 'in  a roar, for ho was^ a great  favorite wilh his brother officers  As soon as fighting was resumed  Lieut. Howard was again in his  element and as jolly as a boy out  for a holiday".  It i^ just such men who have  placed the meteor Mag of Old  England where .-she waves today,  and while the breed lasts there  is no fear of her being lowered  or disgraced.  Now Open  we  ���FORT STEELE,  B,'C.  MANUFACTURERS     and   ��� BREWERS a OF.   EXTRA    FTNE  BEER  "SSI  PORTER  r)\  ��� Kimberley,  PL W. DREWtf   PROPRIETOR.  B. C4  -<*���  : , FERNIE, B. C. ���  OLD TOWN  SPLENDTD ACCOMMODATIONS  Sample Rooms for Commercial Men  No Traveller Should Pass the Door.  The trail runs within ten feet of the house.     Good,*  Barn and plenty of hn.y and grain.    If yon patronize the  Waldorf von will never regr.el it.  H.   A.   JtANOUSB,    -       -   Proprietor.  S0U): -BY"THE    BARREL,    KEG'   OR-   BOTTLED*8  1 ������ . *"        ' ^  ���I '       l * * ()  .    c- " ,       ' '  '  Bottled beer for family usca-spccialty  OUTSIDE ORDERS GT VrEN-STRTCT> 'PROMPT ATTENTION _.    -*  i ~ �� i l ���<   j.  _,   i ' J  ' " - -     ��� >' t - <���  SATISFACTION'.GUARANTEED ,&��&&,. .  Sick & Mutz, Prop's.        c  Tt is to be hoped thai ihe government will see the necessity  of making good roads and 1 rails  in this district.  . News Notes.  London.   March 5.���T.w<!>   new  battleships and two new cruisers  were "launched   today   foi-   His  Majesty's navy as follows:    The  Attention Hunters  and   Prospectors.  Inili.in A<."-nl ' iitllii'.iilli i-> uillinj;  lo  Jlilj     !h<*    -illji    nl     -*.">II0.    jii.|    |i;tii'.     loi*  Moi.n i.i iii Sin <-| i .i ml < .'(i,i i. hi- ci I In *i*.  NOTICE.  P-QCfflMyiyMffli-QS-Q^^^  the- B. C. ASSAY & CHEMICAL  *      &l    SUPPLY CO., Ltd.  ���J*  *  7,'l.n) I7RNDER STRRRT.  Vaticoiiver,    B,    C  We are Manufacturers and direct.Importers, ancl carry a  large slock of Balances, Furnaces, Fire Cla.y Goods,.Scientific  |- and   Practical   Boole-., ��� (';lasswa.ro,   Platinum   Goods, , Acids,,  Chemicals, and all other Assayers' and Miners' roquiromonls.  SOLE AG-ENTS for Morgan Crucible Company, Battersea, Beck-  - er's Sons' Balances, Braun's Gasoline Furnaces, Etc.  Catalogue and full particulars on application.  rOfijvri} JiliTrDTlruTf-unjCTjiTLiTJu  McBride Bro's.  *./ Shell f Heavy Hardware  Stoves, Graniteware.  Tinware  Powder, Fuse, Caps  Paints and Oils.  Sheet metal work of all kinds  promptly executed.  '1'tl,( rn.tliflli.il I l'.|. Mi! Im Mi il'�� .ijipll* .1-  i^.., i.j il,,_., ..., , , >.,_,_, ]_������ ijix'i.u n ������', il.( iJolnlli^  ,.lli t,\ {',l.j,iil,i foi J,< i 'in- , Iin- I'. -Ill I ni'l  lll.Ulil.il*, .I li rln limii'i il U.i .i I! I' .ill r.^s  :l��* I\'(ii.|.*ll.i . Kit i i ' ���.���"li'lin*/ rinii. I .nl .'if<  i.nmii 1, h'.ii.K ii.ii In -i i ,i I l'i l-.il'.. I (.niiipl  Krinlcri.iv I>i* 11 .i I  And Imi I in i liLi iir,iiii i'i.ii Ili,\i. i!i*|io-.-  (i*il Un* pi.in*, nf Iin   -mil In nl 'i  .ni'l  i ill ���<-1J j �����  IIIIII   (II ' 1.11(1    I'-rn.'DMKI    Ml':   Willi 1.110  III.IKll'iillll.*  'I'lK- MinistfM- .-if IMilille W(���l���l(^ 0! (-'iiiiiiilii lint'l  Unit. 1 have complii'd -.villi tin provisions nf  Ch-iptoi-M ii. S...C-.  My. iippliCiitioii   is   made  nnilri- C.'liniilcr !'.-  and (W of tin! rdvlsml Stiitiu.��s ol Canada.  . ������������ ' jN. II-ANSD.V.  Price  <9  S15.00  iticludiug  a iC inch liorn,  3 records  nnd  conc(jrt sotind box.  %>r-��>.-V't5S  *^*-K-|'  Port Steele  Meat Market  FRESH   and  R. W. ROGERS, Proprietor.  SAL.T   MEATS  ON HAND.  ALWAYS  ' Fresh Halibut.   Salmon, Salmon Trout,  Bologna  Sausage,  Bui lor and Eggs.    Fish and Game in Season.  Fort Steele  and  Kim ber ley.  Gramophone  'I lie 1 nllcuif! in-icliine Hint talks���sin<j<;���plays every liistiiiineiil���reproduces Sousn's  Iin nd���Net; 11) Minstit-ls���sti 111*4 oiclic^lins 01 climcli clioii s.  Tlie Itt-i linci ilium o plmnc is loutlci, rlc.tici.  sweeter iintl simpler tlinxi any other.  TnlUinj.* M.k In 11 r at :niv jnioc���it pli.ys c-nki- walks', wall/es  mat rites nnd opci a tic selections it stilus (\mikIs nnd 11111 sit*) ol a 11*1 lie* popular snn^s of lite dnv ns well ns Coou son^.s,  p,itttoliv 1111 <I s.n-icd si Ic-i-lioii-.��� 11 tells funny "lories 01 icpcnts n jnayet.  Tltc lli-ilittc-i-Cranio,phone i.s made in Canada, every instrtinient i.s sold with a five  year's u-r.ifien siiarantce.,     ,. ' .        .  Tlie iccutds air not wtix���lliev ate hard; flat nnd indestructible.   Will last 10 years.  Write to ns for Catalosne and iccotd lists free.  FACTORY:,347-371 Aqueduct St., Montreal.   EMANUEL BLOUT, General Man.--.irfor Canada.  E. BERLINER, 2315 ST. CATHERINE STREET      -     -     MONTREAL..  ANDREW   NEID1G  GONTRflGTOR     *���    BUILDER  IIOIISIO AND SKIN I'AIN'TIN'U  CJAUJlMININd 1u.1l I'.M'BIl UANdlNC  ��� I*' FORT STEELE,' 11  C. ;    y  HIGHWARDEN    &    SON.  PIONEER   BARBER SHOP  JIlveryMiing Strictly First; Glass.  flSPT"    All   work promptly done.        Next door to the Prpspeclar. ,oTIIE PROriPEOTOli. 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I'Tii-iii.-licd  ' Rooms in Town.     .,    ; ��� f  jffh.yi'fATES, ���'���..Prop  50   YEARS'  EXPERIENCE  advertise; ;���';  IN  ': T.HF PROSPECTOU:  Trade Marks ,  Designs '  Copyrights &c  . Ailyoho pending asketrili and dofir.ript.inn m-iy  qtilokly itHcei-Iiiiii onr opinion froe wliollnji' an  Invention Ih probably patuntnMo. Ciiiiinuiiiloii.  tinn*. Ht!-R'l!y(:finildc..iif.inl. 11 andhonk on I'alonLs  ���t*.nt ti-iM'. .olilnsl Huauvv 1'<.1* H*.-*.-iirinji |,:ikmiI.i.  r.-il(*iiia lalien'llinniuli -.Miijiii .t Co. receive  spiT.iitl nntkc, wiilmnt clinrtfO, in Ilio  Scientific Ewmlm*  A luuidyotnirly illnntr:iJ(*������'!' vmc-!:h\ i.-trtrcst Olr-  I'tilalMiu (��f :inj* i��i*ieiii.iii�� .1mini.il. ��� 'ivnitHi -J-.i ;t  v<"n'.: (*j.i:r iMfiiuhfj. vl.  iJc'nl byr.U. ;Mnv:nloj)lors.  ^yNN^0o.36'Brca"^ New York  Brain-li Olllcu, tab If St., W-mIiIukIu-i. 1). 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'f "l'i' f>����w��dl'iK Iho ijl((!.r.(K*asli In full ��llli oi-ilci- wo will  ,., 1 ���       "Olid liw a iroiiiini,. l:���r,||,,|( 111,(100 niiio haircl pali..|-ii ryolo.  >o,-i".ii;sa,S!|K,'"n "*"' ""'���    V"r !''V">' " l"'lt "���>'���"! "�� '"'��'  'GHFflP   WHPF! Q'-'Wc do iii)li'uiii.iiiii'iil.|iii'R Hie <*ln*o|i dopiu-l,  , n,.,i 1,1,. u���, ���, . , r    "alCCUdi niontslo,-,. kin.l i,|-.iv|���.,.|s, mk.-Ii .is nnnvin-  r,���\y,,v..,  !ti,��'     *^TwVin'rtlw "', *"'���" " ld*-'l'-l-'i*ml��.   ^n.t*nn lnniisli llicin,  5 r UNABLE fi BUYFH'";';*���"���*"������� ^ff-rff.r^s 1,-t*  kncarti town for tl,isp,r,�����"���"h,^os,."nu"L*::  '^ K,'? '.''iV^,'T.'*V7!M,;y'i^>''';'   ��',!;'��'d "'"���jii;r.s..ii,  1 those Hpcciat (crinH ol'-fhipn���* " "'   "*  ' "'  r^rCJtvo nnmo nf Mils paper. . ���  ~~    ~ W'  CONTRACTOR'  All   Kinds   of   IJrick   and   Stone   Work  ;-':.THEi-'\'-:y  GlifiiiiDeyi Mines  SOUTHERN BRITIST COLUMBIA  tKooteiiaijs and Yale)      .  JSKK K  and LIME Kor Sales. ���  ��� ^^."V%*A^e.i'*i^,'''JA'.-V<��^vi\��T<<'W6^v^*y<.j  ��� -        '/���������������'���'; .*-���-. . ���  PLASTi-RINC-;   Pi'Oi,i|,i!y  Dono  ? ik^^iiSsJfe^A.. .  ?CAVEAT3PTRADE MARKS;.  j      -COPYRBOHTS ANO DESIGNS.;  t' Send >�����>��!��� iHisiiicssdirod to W.-isHinKton, J ,-.  ^  : k:ivijs <inn;, <:o.s(,s loss, holler, soi-vim*.     > !'l  t>    My offlcc c!:.no to via. r.itoat. Ofiice.    1T.1.3 pr-.-iimin- ?       , ���  ^ nry cx.-i.relnal.'ci.! ini'.i*;.   A(.t7'o fc*i not dsb aalil p.-.u.nt <��� -��� 1 :  (in ncoared   r;:; -.oxal attemtioh oiven-io vkaiis <  TO THE DEAF. .  /\'i;i;*.|i i.icly cni/od o.f her Duaf-  iiol-is.iriid Noises in 1,1 n: Head ! by.  I)i:.  ( ACTUAL T.XiS'y KN-.-Jii.  Uouk "Uow to obtain Patents," J    ;i ! ji  lotc. n..ut. frei>.   I nfce.-itB procurcil tliruuBh E. U. Klgecrs J  Jrccrivo B.vo.ii'il   notice,   wiUiout-clmr?i!,   in   tho 5 ; ,,,.,  JlUunlrntca m.ri.'My��� Eleven.;- yuar���tormii, $1. c year. S    *'  ���_   ' ~m n��-^"�� .-.......^.......u) spun.   i;��.'uivcnnniooi. thispaiKM-. ._ SL    1*1    y E y'S't {3y  c'-ii'c>JE- C-���' "'pi'    in/  ' S ' Si !l !|!('. ffO,        l^ii'*]lll|      Ali'OlllU-1  J. L* MEAD GYGLE GOM*��~^NY, Ghicagof m. W>khkvd;dM���fy^;���dyKl.�� Y(),lc Vj s \ l;  SEND YOUR ORDER lVn,(iWh.l���,w1,l2^,ri^���on,ldrt^.c,!iF'���"������-���'������',,���I ����n..R<>r><iiiI>mciut.-.vuiiouttit-iio��ii-��:iii  whiih     1 ��#��#!���    ��*iiwBain no wiuiurawn vci*}*.stjoii-    r.oT-f:ii-�� r>��-�����<-. ,.r n,t.   Nit-! 1 olson'.',.   Arlilicial    Rar  1:'*;,   .U'-IVC SIl'M'lilil  lo , |.||is    !ll-  .-', 'so , lh.'il. <lo.i!' |K'oj,)li! 1111-  .0 j):o.-;i,".. ; ii.* .Kar Drums  !i;i\'0 HiiMii free. Adili-i'.-s  -i-j-l���"-'.      r.PIici   "\iohoison   In  Tlii! Cliunibci* of Mines -wiiiiis.', thoroughly reliiiblc <*(ii*i-('s])()n<'lciil,s in i.-v'oi'.v,  Camp, in tin. districts of Kiist, nnd West.  I\(i(il(.*.n:i,\- ,*ui(l Yule to wlioin ri'a.sonuhlc  (:o|ii)ioi,i.Sil.ioii wall lav |i:i.i(! ,' for their  ..services. '.*���'���  , ('orres|)oii(lenls will lie. expected to  furnish Ilie (')iiunlier of Mines with, all  development o'oino' on-at, tlie mines.  ilie. instiilhitioii (if machinery, sliiii-  ineiits nf ere and value, and o-euerallv  siii.-Ii lii.'ws ;i.s will iittr.-ict the attention  of capitalists and cause them to invos-  1 io-alc and invest.  Applications t(i In* ad dre.ss d to the  ClIAMIiKi:' <>[������ MINKS.  SiHitliern Mril.isli ('oluniliia.    ,;  . (Kdoteiiays nnd 'S'alei'  1J. O. .15  UOSS1.AND. B. C. 4.  TIIK PUOSPRCTOJ}. FORT STFFLF. ti. C.  1901  ���#��MM**MHMHMH0t  ��A��    ��t*     *���}�����     Bit*.   �����"$*    ��4��    *i*    -ai*    -a-Alr.  ��A>.  -air.   ��  ' <m?*> <���*������ ��?�������� �����>*������ �����'��� ������ *i*' "���fi* ��i* *���!������ ����������� ^  *f* *f*  "f* *C* *f* '���!* "F** "������* *?.���* *#* if.* "J  ->���.   *|*   ��f��   *|*   ��f��   *f ��   'I*.   ��f��   #$��� T|��   ,*.)��   ,��|��  ���I*   *���* .�����*   hi> -��ft��  "I*  *#����� *.#* *f�� *t.��  H��  -Wjaf. jftW.  #1*p ^i**  *  The Mining Center' of the District of South East Kootenay  The Largest  Mineral Areas.  i i i  and the Most  r '  I  Extensive  n �� r     <  Coal Fields on the  American Continent  are Situated in  South Kast Kootenay  )1  Agriculture  Crazing and the  <v   o*       I  I ������ <  Lumber Industry  are Prominent  Features of the  ��� '*��� , >��� \  district.  I i i-r i {  The   Crawford   Bay   and   Fort   Steele   Railway   will   foe   constructed   this   year.  ' l c ' ' i  t , i ** i  The proposed Crow's Nest and Golden Railway, Recently Surveyed, will pass through  And    Tap    the  iPBirip^t  ii A> "-i^ ��  *'>"ft-  IS- �� 15 ���*S*/  " ~A.   ��  f'$3  Choice Business ancl Residence lots for Sale  tt>  /���T^  a  TG "g  JL  ownsite Office.  :.../..:. fi
J-'P     -
t!l%e gb&ftpectov*
Beautiful spi'ing.
Has come again.
George Gilpin was in town  on
Messrs. Rooks and Miner wore
at *,he "Imperial on Sunday last.
The    Associated    Boards    of
Trade at  Greenwood,  endorsed
°the granting of a charter to  Jnh
Is   Machine   Rolled.
"Thanks for the tip "DRINK CEYLON'S GREEN ",,
I found it wholesome, sweet and clean.
Now that I'm sound in limb and brain
I'll never drink Japan again."
All   (rood   Grocers   Keep   If-
- »—n-«T ^j^jyi -
0 a*.
When a live man has anything'
to say to the people he uses the
columns of the local paper.
The Fort Steele Flour & Feed
Store proprietor is agent for the
Fleetwood Ceylon tea. Try it
once and vou will use no other. *'
It is estimated that over
15,000,000 feet of logs will be
cut during the present year in
this district. ,,
The situation in South  Africa
is.just now full of interest.,
- R. Hirst and son  visited- Fort
Steele on Sunday last.
.Don't start'on a visit to friends
in the east, 'without subscribing
for The Prospector. ■    r
A-,free sample of delicious SALADA Tea sent on receipt
of postal mentioning which ,you drink—Black. Mixed, or
Green Tea.    Address "SALADA." Toronto or Montreal.
A local'paper is jusl as much
a local business cnlerpi-i.so a^
anv store in town.
On Saturday l;ist. Mr. Hugh
Sutherland and wife wore passengers un the'west bound train.
There i- Xu I'luvriaiiit \ .ilieut I'xnx-
St. Jolm's, Church of England.
Services   will   be   held   in  ihe
Church of St.   John   ihe ■ 'Pivine
ovrrV'Suiuluy evening at 7.**1-.
SlraniMer-. are wi-leoim*.
Christian service will   luv conic      I'lvsbyierian
tbe   J Valor   Wev. r 0.
Sole Agents for the
Ganton steel
liiiNiiiu.    It eui'e.-.Mini'eeu^ii  iiiii.t-k'K.   dili'lcd       i
All bi'imehkil iitleeliniif. ^ivt* \v,i\ lc   il. I
I'.x*. ol .ill -.inii-ui-i-,.    Mtiuuraeliireil l>\   A "Urcll in
tlu- lu-ojn-ii't.)!-. wf lVn-.x Dax-iV I '.iin- j M<.'K. KVid, I J. A- cverv Sabbat h
lvllle1'- * - .. ,     *..      i      ..i      i
evening at /:..(>.    Sunday School
at 2 p. iu.
All are welcoiiic lo orir s<»t'\ices.
John K.'Costigan returned on
Saturday last to Cranbrook-.' ~S\r.
Costigau has been vi$ifm£
friends in the east.
On Saturda'y last, Govonnnont
Aeent Amistrohir went' to Movie
Five hundred dollars will be
paid for a pair of Mountain
Sheep. Apply to Indian Aaront
Galbraith.      "*
"Mrs. Carrie Nation,,announces
that she may visit Canada
■ "good," if she comes' to British
Columbia we ■ have a' white
caytise and an old time hatchet
that she can use.
Mr. Archibald Dick, government, inspector of minos was1 in
Cranbrook on Saturday last.
Indians brought a 'live oaglo
into town on Tuesday. It'wa*^ a
bald eaerle.    •"•Haliaetus lo-ieooo-
Tuik Stkki. i* guaranteed lo bo equal lo Jcssop's  or  Firths in all
IIakp K'oi.k Wouk.
*''K:^m'" Crow's Nest Goal :«.*<ip*ny'
«•-.— .Giant Powder GtimM.
Alining  Supplies  a  Specially'.
Agents for Ilie   MASSIOV    IIAIJltlS    CO.,  Limited.
Farming   Implements.
North Star Lodge
^■^P(l^\\^~r~''r'^'~in'F''l! c'
/\yA    ,  no- 30-
A. F. AND A. M.       G. R. D. C.
lO'l'iiliir meotini,'s-ls( Twsday in each
moiitli :il uIkIiI o'clock. Visillnn ISiellioin are
conliiilly invited. ,
A. xv. IJm;asi>i:i.i., Secrotiiiy.
The Locnl Paper
"The  local  country  paper is a
unit,lie   publication.      It   is pub-j    Consistin» <>t -*>•'• aei-e- ol bottom land
limbed   solely    lor    the   people oi   nim.1 miles uoi'lli '.xt'sl ol Fort Hlt-ole on
it> Ur.\vn and the surrounding
district. "Everything in it interests thosf people. ,AI1 read it—-
aud read'it.-.ill—the local weekly.
r "'
It is the only source of information regarding the,happenings
phalus"  of  America and would of    wvrA    .uul    aistrict,      rp],e
measure abQut,7'feet from lip  u,; b      o(m  t| ;  d    {
tip.    It was causrht m a trap. , r ,   \
" ., .{and consumers.    Lt promptly ue-
A meeting of" the Hoard of
Trade was held in tlie rotunda
of the Imperial hotel on Monday.
C. F. Hannington and James
Laidlaw, delegates to the Greenwood con yen lion, returned on
Make your living In your own homo
easily—at-your leisure! We have a
new and profitable plan. Write us.
ctond your Adtlreai on post canj AI1(_> WJJ wjn ,UI1 j yM .mTn, u.
ten.   Pcoi-u'a StTNlllCAT*, Pojit. C, 130 VoiiifuSt., Toronto
"The   time   to  advertise,"'*   is
when business is dull.    •
\t a  meetiiiir of  the  license j Myers its  message   every week,
commissioners,    held    in   Cran-  The communication is direct and
immediate.    Do business the on-
Ai>cn(s   Wanted
lli'U. S  M«(':iil(>i*.    - ,1. A. llan'ey
Hitrii\lrrs,  Stilirilnrs,   Notaries   Public,
Cmirri/totccrs etc.
pout stkisuc, r,. o.
barrister .
Fort'Steele,   B.   G
Uie l\"ooien;i'y It'iver. ; Title' pcrleet.
hVtieed. dwellinn' house, stalili*. cal.tlc
-.I)ed~. root house, c-li-. For pnt'tii'iilai's
.ipply •io'l-\ A. MA I JO. I'. Q. I'.ox 'Xu.
SlO.'.-'oi't Steele. I». C.
brook last Saturday, a license
was granted to Mrs. Donahue.'
Cranbrook, transfer to U. >.Mc-
Ncisli from Granbrqok to Fort.
Captain Bernior wants the
'North Pole. And wants the
Dominion government to get il
for him.
There is much encouragement
in the signs of awakened interest
in mining circles.
Charley    Mitchell    wants   to
light Jim Corbel!,.
Chas Elwell and wife from
Kimberley, are visiting al Fort
Steele.*        *    „    ■
- Prices are holding very firm in
flour,' milling goods, with strong
tendency to advance, so the proprietor of the Fort Steele Feed
Store advises us.' This is, therefore, a good time to purchase
your winter supply. He has just
completed a full stock of Hour.
meals and breakfast foods. *
' March nth. I$i01.
•Mil's. Kickshaw has now received a very'choice selection of
Show room open Monday, March
1.1th, at 2 o'clock and following
days throughotit the week.
An early inspection invited.
"      •    H. KBKSHAW, '      , ,  *
Riverside Avenue.    u
,.   Fort Steele. 13. O.
Robert Dcmpsey went down to
his Sand crook ranch on Thursday.
The first vole in tho Dominion
House,   was   a   surprise ,lo the
government,    they   had   only   ar
majority of nine.'
Wesl Kootenay editors with
X-ray perceptions, seem to be
wearing blinders when discussing the Crow's Nest Coal cpios-
J.. A. TTarvoy and'wife  visited
Cranbrook on Wednesday. '
tire year—by advertising all the
year, the general ■ public . forget:
keep up a continuous advertising: good advertising ' attracts
good money, its magnetic power
i.sjrresistabie; "touch Ihe pocket
book aud you touch the heart. "
goes the saying. The local
paper does both to the satisfac-'
lion of the consistent advertiser.
Moral.—Advertise in The Pkos
pectok. " .
Government Agent Armstrong
went to Pernio on Thursday.
Easi Kootenay
Bottlini Co.     ,
<,, .       i
'      ' Of all1*kinds.
Syrups/ Champagnes, Ciders,
Ginger Ales, Etc.
'Sochi waif!!- in  siphons.   'TheMnosl.
oco'iomieiil \v;iy to handle it..
Complete. Life of Queeii Victoria
nrcsT Mooic
0 ( r.iwi: terms   »
Onllii  .Mailed on'lteeeipt ol'l,"i eenls.
Address ,        ■
, K. G'.'.MILrj^lt &°CO.,
., ,   , " I'oi'tland, Ore.. U.S.A.
The Monte Carlo restaurant is
'beinsr renovated.
'Mrs. C. F. Hannington and
daughter, who have been visiting at Victoria for some months,
returned home on Thursday.
What a difference there will be,
when-the railway reaches Fort
M.   A.   Beale  was  in .town on
Monday.    •
R. O. Jennings returned   from
Kimberley on Sunday last.
Owing to the conditions of the
road, M"r. Reid will not be able
to return from Kimborley in time
for service on Sa'obath. There
will therefore, be no service in
the Presbyterian church on the
J0th inst.""
Joseph Martin Has returned
from Portland, bui his rcsigna*-
t'ion i.s yol out of sight.
■ The Fort. SI cole district is assured of a proud position in the
mineral world.
Night Was Her Terror.
"T would uoiiiili nearly all ninhtlony;.'
writes Mrs. ('lias. Apploaaie. of Alexandria, Ind.. •■■md could hardl.\ i;el.any
sleep. I had eonsiinipUon so hud that
if I walked a hloek f would eouj^h
friHlilfuHy and spit blood, but. when
all other inedichics failed, three $1.00
holtle*= of Dr. King's "New Discovery
wholly cured ine "and 1 'yained .18
pounds." IVs absolutely guaranteed to
(jure Couji'hs. Colds. La Cirijijie. Bi-oti-
ehiti-jancl al! 'Phroatand Lunji troubles.
Price-")0c, and *I.00. Trial boltloK free
at A. \V. measdell. Di-usraJst.
W. R.   Ross  and  wife   visilcd
Cranbrook on Thursday.
The  sudden   thaw has caused
the Kootenay river to rise.
Good    roads   and    trails   are
wanted all over the district.
The government  officials  are
working overtime.
Five hundred dollars will be
paid for a pair of Mountain
Goat. Apply to Indian Agent
H. C. Killeen. provincial road
inspector, arrived in Steele on
Sunday, and left for Windermere on Tuesday.
.1. li. GolT was in town on Sunday, on Monday he left for the
coast on route.' to Dawson.
(.'hildrc.n will a,d Sleifrlmi^. T'ncy
return eovei'fd wilhsnou. Hulfa li*a-
■ipoonfiil of I'-iin-Killer in hoi wali-r « ill
in-event ill ctleets. Avoid siilisl mile-*
there is hut one I'ain-K111.-t-. Perry
Davis".    -")<•■ anil ">0<\
Xorth Star Lodge A. F. & A.
M. held Iheir regular monthly
meeting on Tuesday evening
There is cash in Ihe district.
Its expenditure can bo expedited
by the prospector. It c.'in'l
be touched through any other
The lirst issue of tin- Xanaimo
Herald has reached u.-,. It is all
riirht. ileal ly printed, wilh well
filled adverti.-*ing column--.. We
Wish  it .slirro.s-
Mr. rPhomi")Son of Moyie was
in town on Friday.
lt is about lime that the census enumerators wore pulling in
an appearance in ihe district.
The local health department
are exei*ci.->iiiir ovory proi-aution
to prevent the .-prcad ol -anall-
pox in ihe distriel.
Colonel Heiider-.')ii was in
town on Wednesday
Country trade i.s valuable a.nd
sticks; it i.s useless trying lo
ca|)ture it exce^it ihrough the
local woek-ly. Ti-y The L'u'os-
picctok'. Disaiipoiulnient      is
awaiting Hie man who guns  for
it bv other methods.
Arl liur I'Vnwiek   wen I   lo   (he
ranch on Tuesday
J. T. Carter, travelling passenger agent C. P. R., was at
Cranbrook on Saturday hist: Mr.
Carter will visit Steele in Iho
near future.
('eorg" Scott ot Fernie w,is in
Steele on biisine.-ss on Wednesday
F.     IjcI'.ui    came   over    from
CranbrooK" on Wedne-,day.
W. li. Ross visiled   Cranbrook
on' Wednesday.
Exporters and Importers.
200 to 208 First Ave. No.
Shipments Solicited.
Write for Circular*
■It's 'As Good As Cash.
■'Work ut. Home" is an iden Unit -will
appeal to tliosc who will have u »ooil
iloiil ot spare time tlnriu" 1-lie coiiiin»-
winter. To secure (lie .service**-, of siu-li
Ihe Pi*()])]o's lsniltiiii; Syndii-iile. Ijim-
ited. of Toi'onlo are onerin<; reniiuier-
iitivu home, work lo lie clone with t,hcir
Automatic Seamless Kuiltiiifj Mucliine.
Their'A work" thai, any one can eiisily
Icarn anil could lie done by clill'erenl
iiicinliei'H ol the raniily according ns
Ihcy had leisure - ;i ymxl u.iy lo make
I,lie idle minules p;iy l,lu* rent ami liny
(he liriiu>. Sec l heir .■innoiinci'ineiil in
anol her column. ■>
In    t,ho    Supreme    Court   of   British
In tin* mnlii'i* dl iIn1 WnlorCliinsi's I'niisiil-
ii.l-ii.i-ii! Ai*i. ihiw.in <l iIn- ('(linimiiii s .\i*i    isu;,
.mil in llit* niiitli-r ol l In* Mnyie W.il■ ■ r <'«'>111] y
'I'AICI''. NOTIf'K ilml an :i|i)illc:ilinii will In'
niiiili' In a .hiiltci* ol tin1 Supri-'inr ('inn t ol lli'il-
isli Ciiliiiiiliiii ,11 tin' l.siw I'mii-ls M.islian
-ii|ii:iii" in llii* CUV nl VicKirni on'I'liin silnv Ilie
isili ilny nl Apnl. 11UII. al elie liom ul lll-:!0
o c-l(,cl; lou'iiiiiiii in* so sunn ilu'ii'iilioi as tin*
application i'iiii in* Iicniil for iin' Ki'iiiiliii*.' nl a
eoi tillralu pni'sii.uit in Sccl nm .Vi ol I lie W'.uci*
Claiists ('onsoliiliiiion A, I, IMIT ' (o cniilili' llic
iui(l.*i*si{;'tH il to eonsLi at t and opeiatc a waLi'i*-
»oi Us systi'in loi* siip]il\ in*.' »ali*i in tin1 ti ii in—
coi-jiovaLi'il UunlilN linimn as Momi'CiU.
'Plus nolH'u was III si piiijlislii tl on Vliurs-
ilnv lIn.* 1 llii il.iv i.r Al.ircli   |T',II.
•ri11*: M()^■|!', w./rr..': c )   : 'Jin'un
uviiiim Soiicuoi-s ih\i;\'i.:s- i: .v<e\irru!;
1(1-1 i I'on stoi'lr. I',. c.
Home Work.
We must have at oiice~a"niiin-
hoi* of t reliable person.s and
' families in this locality to work ■
lor us whole'or spare lime.
Good waives paid. Xo canvass-
ino.    Write for posi.tion today.
People's Syndicate Dept. A.
i:t(l ^'ounp Street.'     TOIJONTO, Oui.
& • ' &
i Pyny-'BaJsamJ
il) ' vV
fj> ■ , .   A QUICK CURE FOR «/
/»>        ' •*
'-?>        ,Very valuable Remedv in nil      ' W
'»'    ' f    j.*   ■       C ,L  . W
•fi\ ( aiiections ot ihe   . >'"tt>'
;^'' Large Bottles, 25c. %
& , f\VIS ALAWHiiNCK CO., Limitod,    t *
'•jl-     '   I'l.ip'sof IVrfyUaiH'l'iiin-Kilk-r.        jjf
T.    BDB
LANDS unci AJTNES     -
Forr Steele,     •' - B. C.
Koht Stckm; 1)i:vi:i.(ii'mJ:m. Synihoati: r/n>
IU" l.onclonliiill Stio"!  London, ICnjilaiid.
' l,0ST OPI.'ICK UOX 8.
, Fori. Sloolo'RC. l
Douglas  Cor sail
,      ' (i!jM-MI\)   '   '
' '   -      ,
'    , OFFICE -liiyorsidi' Avomie.
ft , ' '...,-
Next Door to n/cosdel/'s Drug Store.
, Xoiicc is liorpliy niven tlial iipplk'nlfon
mil lie liLiik', lo Uie l'.ii*liaiiii'iil ol Canada
at its next session lor , an acl to in-
coipoiaie ilio "ICooloiiay Ceiitfal Kaihvay
Company,"' with jjowci* to construct, equip, operate ami maintain a line of Uaihvay. of standard or any oihei* k:iu»c. to tie operated by
Jiteam. electricity or any oilier power for the
carri'ii),' of Irciylit and passeiiffers.
FJk'ST:—From Fort Steele to Wllco or some,
other convenient, point on the Crow's Nest Kail-
way between lilho and U'ardner llience on
either the Kast or Wesl side of Wigwam rn er,
or liy the most convenient, route to the international Iiound.it.y Line.
SICCOND:— From Fort Steele to Windermere
!>y eilhi'i* Iho IC.ist or Wesl-suli! of the Kootenay river: thenee io Uie Lou n of Golden on the
main line of the Canadian l'.iclllo Uailway. iiiul
lo IjuiM nnd 'operate tramways"'in connectio:i
theremlli. with power in construct, operate
and maintain' branch lines and all necessiny
bridges, roads. \Mi.\s-lerries and other worhs*,
and io liufld. own and nuiiiitain wharves and
dufhs in connection therewith, and iWih power
to build, acipiiie and maintain steam and oilier
x'csseN and boats, and to operate the same on
the Kiintenay Ulvor Irom the liiterniillonal
lloundary as lar nortli as Uie said river may lie
or may be made navigable.
Also in aiiLhoi ize the said ICootenay Ccutial
Knilway Company to build, e<iui)i. operalc and
inaiuiain leli'i;raph and telephone lines in i'oii-
neelion with said railway and bianclies, and lo
j*eiiciale electi icily lor the .supply ol heal,
lil'ht and power, and lor all and evcrv oilier
purpose incnlioiii'd in Sections HO. HI, Si anil H.t
ol tin- * W'aicr Clauses Consolidation Acl ol
IS'.IT ' and lo do evervlliniK necessary and inci-
deni.il to Uie ennyiiiK out of allor any ol Hie
objects i-otencd lo Iu said sections.
Also to invest said Conip.inv with powei 10
e.vpropri.ile lands lor the purposes ol the Company, uul loaciitiire lands, bonuses, privileges
"hi* other aids Irom any Oovernmeni. Municipal
< 'orpor.uion. or other persons or bodies.—Also
lole\j and collect lolls fiom'all parties using,
and on all height passing over any of such
mads, railways ir.imwnys lorries, wharxes
and \ossels owned or opuiatcd by the Comp.ui>
and with powei lo make iralllc or oilier.-ir-
rangcnients with r.iiluaj. steamboat or other
Couipauies. and lor all oliicr usual necessary
i ights. pow< is or prix ileges in lhat behalf.
I'in I her toempoxxer the said Company to ac-
<iun*e and opeiatc mines, coucentralor.s. smell-
i*i s or relinei les in i lie neiglilioi hood ol oi in
my pari oi Ihe lei 1 uorv naturally Iribularv lo
Us iailn.iv ,
.'   ,*     .AND '.     '
Port   Steele   B.C
Shaving W< Hair Dressing Parloi
NTexi io Oriennil Hotel _.
All kinds of linir work
fi specialty.
Rocky MomiI:iin Avoimc
Fort, Steele, 13. C.
'  "x T S~*-
-,   .,   ...      ,,   ,- Haled al Fori .Steele. II ('., this Mill day or
^ l"      SC*'        >    TIKj ' I'eccnilier. A. II   IfliKl.
V\l 9 ^ F
.VJiitillL'I^Ji.    ,    'I Hli,'   ' [f V i      "   '        j- SoliciiorslorAppliran.s
, - *ij- is- . -X^      wm k. *-oss
i-KIKTT-WIWTH YEAR.   )■_    ^\ji '-. sfJ
, .pj*  j      I   A   IIAKVKV
■     Pi  H
24Pa^cs  :   Weekly   :   Illastra'c-J.
,si:\-i> iim sAui'ia: mrv.
(YIINING -- Scientific PRESS j'
T. 6. flrmstrono
'IfOliT .Stkioi.k, I-!. 0.
Timvarc, Ojilvnnizcd Iron, .Slioot
Iron,   Slovo   Pi|ic.s  jiMkI
Plumbing,  Pipo   titling-  mid   all
kinds of sanitiny wovk
flir Ti(jht~Hot Blast Stoves
f-Tydradilic   and   Air   Pipes   lor
SPUCIAI".   A'PTKNTIO.N'   l\.\in   TO
Livenj, Feed & Sale Stable.
l''<n*l, Slocli* H.C
i:(>K*ul:ir   Daily   Slii^i'   mods  nil
Iriiins al. I'di'l, Sloclc .liin/'lidii.


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