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 ~F^'  f/T-siS'W,  sf     t  xt-,'if-������������>''  0.-"r -,:'' *#^*##frfejf-;C--'?*#3P*;**V&&  jjr .ft  J: Devoted to the upbuilding ;|-  %��� ���<?  % OF   FORT   STEELE. %.  if- ' it.  ,#    Inaepundent   in    Politics.    &.  *f . ��  * ' - *  THE   PROSPECTOR   CON-  |    TAINS ALL   PUBLIC KO-  ��    TJCES AND GIVES THE  #���   LATEST TELEGRAPHIC  #   AND LOCAL NEWS.  *  *  *  *  ��f��#��S;��afS..#3S��*����**K����*��5*��t*  Vol. G.  RORT  STBBLB, B. C, SATURIXA V, MARCH SI, 190O.  No IS.  New Advertisements To-aay.  J-'rot.t the Photographer  W. A- Muriny & Co   ...PiiBc 8  \  -,  The ' Bull   River   Mining   Company.  The   prospectus   of  the Bull  /River   Mining &  Milliug  Company has just been received.    It  is an interesting document  from  the    fact   that no  promises   of  1 dividends are made.     The property is better known here as the  Star  group,' and   is   located  on  Quartz creek a tributary of Bull  river, and over the divide  from  Boulder   creek.      It    embraces  fourteen claims.    Arrangements  are  being   made   to, commence  work on  the  property  soon   as  the weather .conditions will permit and the development will be  pushed  as" rapidly   as  possible.  The property is  fortunately located so that it can be' develop  ed largely by tunnel.    11   is  the  intention of the company to commence work on the While f, Swan  it being well located for fluick  aud .easy development.  J.> T. Kesier is the "general  manager aud one'oi,r the , largest  stockholders. He is a conservative man of much success!u 1���experience.  improbable that the company  will make a' carload shipment  inside of thirty days. There is  a large cpjantity of shipping ore  on the dump, and the. workings  being iu ore insures a plentiful  supply. . The Old Abe is one of  the most promising properties  in this section.  ' Large Ore Bodies.  , Considerable prospecting will  be done this summer between  Sand creek and Bull river. It  is the opinion of many prospec-,  tors that there are large bodies  of ore in that region. So far as  prospected the ,ore bodies, seem  to widen out as depth is obtained and the values are much increased on the lower levels.   , .  THE    POLITICAL    CRISIS.  Will Work the Bill Nye.  Wm, M. Violet, who has been  spending a portion of the winter  in 'Spokane, returned to Fort  Steele on Tuesday last. He says  "ifcishis intention to do consider-,  able development work on the  Bill .Nye group this summer and  will commence operations' soon  as he'can get to the properly."   "  Mi;.'Violet- says the people, of  Spokane have a "good.opinion of  East Kootenav and'a number of  .inmnig , men have announced  their intention of; paying the  district a visit this summer."  From Windermere.  ' R. Kimptoiv of Windermere  1 v who was in the town on .Monday  ,last in speaking of the mining  situation in the Windermere  country, said the work on the  Paradise group would probably  be resumed in a short time.  At the Delphiue operations  were suspended for a short time,  but will go right on." The showing on the property is as good  as,at any time during its history.  , It is rumored that R. Mulford  of New York will shortly ^return  and that the work on the Red  "Line would be continued 'this  summer.  Mr. Kiinptou has a high opinion of tho district and" believes  thai it will prove as rich as any  section of East Kootenay.  On Luke Creek. '  In the vicinity of ���Luke��� creek  there'are a , number of promising properties'which with development promise to  make  mines  of,     considerable'      magnitude.  There  are large*  surface  showings, and the shafts which have  been sunk on the various properties give evidence of better  values than appear on the surface.  The ledges for the most part are  well defined.   ' There is a group  of claims commencing with  the  Martin and Trilby  and  running  down  the   Montana   almost ;to  Luke creek, upon'which considerable work has been'done. They  are the  Mammoth,   Black Hill,  Green Monster and Yankee Girl.'  Our the '.opposite 'side, of the  creek is the Lottie, Pedro,, Car-'  buncle. Cai-rieLee, Annex,Rattler  arid ' Sweepstake,   they will ,be  thoroughly developedduringthe  coming summer.",* O'nthe' Annex  there is'splendid showing.   This  claim can. be worked by a tunnel.  The leadtis'lhree feet ^wide,- and  in  a twelve-foot shaft, "it shows  increased-  width    -and'    larger  values, thelead,is well' mineralized throughout."   The work  on  the Carrie Lee . is going ahead.  A new shaft is being sunk and is  now down 2o feet, and  the  vein  is widening out with depth.  The  principal value in the ore is copper,   although   some <= galena   is  found.,       . '  Closed Down.  Word was received  on Saturday last that   the Empire   mine  _had    been    temporarily    closed  "down.    NcM'oason was assigned.  The'mi ne never appeared better  than at tho present time.   .Work  will be resumed in (he course  of  the next month?  Isadore Canyon.  There is considerable activity  in Isadore Canyon. It i.s learned that work on the Copper  Crown and Excess willbe resumed. A whim will be put on the  property.  Several othei1 claims in that  locality will be developed during the summer.  Moyie Items.  Moyie Leader:  Arrangements are being made  to start the St. Eugene concentrator about the 1st of April if  possible.  Things are beginning ��� lo  briglnon on the west side' of the  lake. The face of. the Aurora  tunnel will soon be in ore, and as  the work progresses the owners  become more confident that they  have a. good thing. ' Manager  Bader says that if the mine  shows up sufficiently well he will  instal an air compressor early  this summer.  The Friday group, owned by S.  A. Scott, is another west side  property which is showing up  well and is destined to turn out  all'right.  The Transvaal, at the lower  end of the Aloyie lake, is looking fine. O. L. Franklin is sending a small shipment of ore to  Northport to have a test   made.  The Canadian Pacific railway  will build a new station to cosl  $6000.  K  The Old Abe.  Tho Old Abe is improving  with every' shot. A. T. Caldwell was down to the property  on Sunday last and brought, back  with, him some fine specimens of  native copper encountered in the  crosscut. So far the crosscut is  jii over fifteen feet and the foot-  walI not yet reached. .   It is nol|Voss.  Kootenay King- Bonded.  It is rumored around town that  a deal i.s on involving the sale of  the Kootenay King mine to Spokane parties for ��1."),()0(I on a  bond one year, tlie first payment  of ten per cent, to be made May  1st.  The Kootenay King is the  first (juarf/. location made in  East Kootenay. The property  is owned by Messrs. Barnes and  Elections Will Be   Held  June   15.���  House Will Sit In July.  Special K�� Tiik I'muspiU'I'iik.  . ' ���' .    ���  Victoria. March :'<o'.���The general provincial elections are to  be held on June Kith, and the  House will sit in July. Martin  announced this at the inaugural  meeting of his campaign hereon  Tuesday.  As yet Martin hits not coni-  pletedfhis cabinet, he wants a  finance minister and president of  council. George Washington  Beebe, provincial secretary, has  returned to Agassiz. , It is reported that the finance portfolio  has been offered, lo alderman  McQueen of Vancouver.  At a meeting last night Liberals  came to no decision on party  lines.  Edward El well of Fort, Steele  has been gazetted as a Notary  Public.        ���   ��� ' f .'  It is reported on good- author-'  ity that W. H. keary 'of New  Westminster has been offered  and accepted the iportfolio ' of  Chief Commissioner, in Martin's  Cabinet, Yates transfering his  attentions to the department of  finance. Mr. Keary will probably be sworn in tomorrow". ���.  Fernie, March i'fi.'���At'a meeting of Liberals held',hero it' was  decided to send delegates tb the  Vancouver Convention to be held  on 'April 5th.- Delegates are  pledged _ to vote against! party  lines.   ���    -- 'i'1*       _���'''_  The .Liberal, party at Fort  Steele have decided not to, send,  delegates to the Vancouver Convention^ but wiirwait'fp'r-'the"re-.  suit of the Convention regarding  party lintfe.;,,'     \ ^   , ,,   �����- /' _ |  A meeting, of wage earners was  ,held at'Fort-Steele5;, on Friday-  evening-to consider the political  situation, also the advisibility of  'sending delegates to the Labor  Convention to be held at, Cranbrook today. ���   ��   '        ./  Cranbrook, 'March., 1'9.���At a  meeting of Liberals held here it  was decided to send F. M. Med-  hurst as a delegate to Vancouver. Mr. Medhurst. is pledged  to support Joe Martin.  ' No action has been taken by  any' of,the Liberal-Conservatives  towards organization of the district. - We learn that il is the  unanimous feeling among them  is against party lines.  ,.  Victoria,  B.   C,   March 21.���  Premier Martin opened the general   election  campaign  tonight  at which he alone spoke.   He urged that all opposition to himself  or his policy was either inspired  oy eclipsed ambition or purchased by the corporations,   all  and  singular of which he would oppose as champion of the common  people. The practical part of the  speech was  confined   to  an  endeavor to introduce himself as a  Liberal in a party  lines*  fight,  with issues between Martin aud  liberal government, and Charles  Wilson  and  conservatism.     He  urged the necessity of a thorough  revision of the voters' lists as an  excuse for delaying general elections as long a.s possible.  During the four months the present company have been working  the property, they have run two  tunnels, one in 100 feet ,and the  other nearly two hundred. The  work al the present is confined  to the lower tunnel. In a short  time a new tunuel will be started  lower down the mountain to tap  the ore body at a greater' depth.  North Star.  In speaking of the North Star  mine the Rossland  Miner says:  "The vein is a fia't one,' similar 10 those found in Leadville,  Colorado, and the mine is one of  the largest in East' Kootenay.  The ore'earries' a large perceii-  tage of lead aud from forty to  sixty per cent'bopper."  If there is so much copper it  would be gratifying to" know  where the'large per centage of  lead comes in. The North Star  people have always thought they  had a silver-lead mine, and they  will no doubt be,'astonished to  know that, instead, they have, a  phenomenally rich copper prop-  e'rtv.  SOUTH   AFRICAN   WAR   NEWS.  Kruger Will Retake Bloemfontein  Within a Week.--Mafeking Bombarded. ���Rushing' Troops to Olen.  Special to The Pkonpec run.  London, March 80.���The Boers  are concentrating in force about  fifteen miles north of Bloemfontein. on the road to Glen, and  Lord Roberts is sending forward  troops to engage them. The  seventh, .infantry division and  part of General French's cavalry-  have been sent up to join the 14th  brigade and the two cavalry regiments that are holding Glen and  its environs.   , " "  It does not seem probable that  the Boers will give serious battle  in the country north of Glen,  still the evident strength indi-  cates aggressive movements in  all parts of the field of war. The  Johannesburg mounted .police,  esteemed by tbe Boers to be  their best''mounted command,  are   raiding   the   country   near  dei-ed by the entire company,,  was received with enthusiasm.  Mrs. Porter-Cole has a wonder-,  ful voice of great compass and  power. Mr. Downs has a splendid bass voice that delighted the  large ^audience. The aud-  iene|3 was unanimous in the verdict that the Jubilee Singers are  the best entertainers that have  come to Steele "during the past  year.    <.  MYSTERIOUS   DISAPPEARANCE.  * Selling: a Mine.  In buying' a1 mine investors  first send in an engineer to make  a report on the property. They  will not take ,the word of their  'closest friend that" "it is a 'good  thing", they'deserve 4o become  acquainted with all 'of ,the facts  and the location of the. mine for  economic working, its nearness  to transportation, cost of getting  Uie ore to market, etc. " ,  ��� One,.writer says: "Accessibility is.au important fac'tor. Mines  and prospect holes, are some-  tunes-on"the-top-'"or "sides'? of  mountains thousands'' of feet  above the< valley, below. ( The  engineer argues that a mine at  such almost-inaccessible heights  ought-to carry a great deal of  high grade ore^to'pay foi1,'transportation. '' On the-.other hand a  mine whose workings open;out  within easy reach of the valley  or railway, could afford to carry  The Old Abe.  As the work progresses on the  claim   it  is  showing  up   bolter  than  ever.      There   is   a   large  amount of ore on the dump  and  it  i.s  expected   lhat   shipments  will   commence  in   about   thirty  days.    The management hope in  a short time to ship at least   two  cars of  ore  ]ior  week.     In   the  crosscut the ore body is four feet  wide and the ore will average in  value over A-10 to the  ton.     The  Old Abe promises to be the first  mine on the east side of the river to  make  regular shipments.  less', valuable ore.' There are  other things to be considered;  timber water power, etc. The  engineer will observe the character, dip and direction of the  veins. He will consider the nature of the ore deposits, whether  they are in fissure veins, in crystalline rocks, or blanket deposits  in sedimentary rocks, or contacts  at junction with eruptive por-,  phyries."  , ���  All of these features are to be  taken into consideration. The  value of the mine is dependent  on the report of the engineer.  Il stands to reason that a mine  forty miles from a railroad is  not so valuable as a lower grade  proposition close to transportation. Tho prospector i.s right in  getting all that he can foi- the  property, but it is one thing to  ask a price and another to get it.  Capital is shy about putting in  large sums of money in the development of a claim, making a  large cash payment for tho privilege of exploring it. .  Blomfontein, "harrassing the  farmers who have given up their  arms lo the British, and driving  off cattle.    There is' a Boer  re-  /    " o O ,  port from Natal that a Russian  soldier of fortune. Colonel Gan-  etzki, and 100 horsemen are operating close to the British outposts on the western border.  According to Pretoria advices  Mafeking was bombarded for  seven hours on Tuesday.  President Kruger asserts his  intention to retake Bloemfontein  within a week, and it is probable1  ' n  that the Boers are advancing  in  force southward.  - s Lord  Roberts   is  making  expensive; arrangements *'to  police  and safeguard all the-Free State  i �� i  towns in .the. territory occupied  by the British. * "��� "���'   '   ''-.''      '  A dispatch frpni  Cape  Town  says that the first death has' oc-  - ��� - ^ .      *;  curred among the Canadian ri fles  On Wednesday,, trooper Ramsay  died'in the hospital  of innahia-  tion. <���  Canadians Are Good Stuff.  John Ewan. writing from Cape  Town to the Globe on February  28, says that when  the  news of  the Canadian advance atPaardo-  berg became known Canada was  on every tongue.     It recognized  that the casualities were not such  as would occur as the   result, of  some   lamentable   mistake,   but  were  sacrifices i in   the   performance of usual duty, to  the  accomplishment of which our noble  lads, applied    themselves    with  dogged courage that would  add  lustre to the proudest  regiment  of the Queen's forces     It makes  the little Canadian colony prouder of there far-away  home,   and  Wherever a conical crowned sombrero appears on the streets, 'its  wearer is recognized as  one  of  the  band   that   contains   "good  stuff".  In sampling ore the sample  should show the average sample  bf ore as mined, including all  that goes wilh it. The biggest  expense of handling gold ore is  in mining, not the milling of it.  so that a sample should represent what i.s to be mined. Whether it i.s all going lo be put  through the ni'Il or not is another matter.���Mining and Scientific Press.  Don McKay came down from  Lewis creek on Thursday  says it is tlio camp for his  ey. and that there will be more  work done there this summer  tnau in any other section in this  vicinitv.      ,'  ���" ;���''""'. ,'���������.''������  Bryan in the Northwest.  William Jennings Bryan, who  is an aspirant for presidental  honors is making a lour of the  Northwest, and was in Spokane  Jast evening. Mr. Bryan is blessed with the gift of gab. and  hopes lo talk" himself into the  presidental chair, hut the American people do not want, that kind  of wind to move the ship of  state.  The Fisk Jubilee Singers.  The Jubilee Singers in connection with I hi' Presbyterian  church, gave an exhibition at the  Opera House on Tuesday evening. Kvoryone was prepared  for a rare musical performance  and it is safe to say that none  were disappointed. The Negro  melodies were excellent, and  every number ou the programme  was highly applauded., Tho  '.Absent-Minded   Beggar'',' rou  W. W. Barker Missing Since  March  10th.--Theory    of   Murder   Ad-  '    i vanced.  W. '\V. Barker, superintendent  of construction  for  North  Star  Tramway,     has    been    missing  since  the   I'Jih  of   the- present  month.    He  left   Kimberley  on  the   10th   insi.    for    Cranbrook  where he was to get xU(ii) lo  pay  his men, on the night of the l^th  he stopped at the Forest  House ,  on the 18th he was at   breakfast  and tendered  a. sfi  bill   in  payment for his lodging aiid  breakfast.    Not being able to change ,  the bill Mr. Forest said pay next-  time,'after silting  in   the  office  a few moments lie went but  and  has never 'been   se"en   since  nor  can any trace of   him   be  found.  He did , not   draw ' the ' money!  There are two theories advanced  one is that he took the   train  at-  Cranbrook  thai, day  and "went  easl.    Another  that being  suspected of having the  money  he  has. been  murdered.    The  first '  theory  seems  untenable  as his  principals at, Trenton have  been  communicated with,'and he  has  not returned.'   The government  .toolr-actionin'tho matter and  on,'  Sunday last   Constable   Barnes  went out, , and,   searched   both' ���  sides  of tlie  track  from  Cran-'  brook to'the St. Marys, and par-  ties are'now engaged  in  searching between the St.   Marys  and  Kimberley. , ,  Mr. ��� Barnes has' questioned  all,  of the, passenger and freight con- '  ductors on the division and they  say that no man   answering  the  description so far as they know,    ���  has passed over the line.  Mr. Barker was a man  of  ex- ���'  cedent habits, did not   drink, he  owes nothing, and hehas'hadno  trouble with   anyone,   his  worlc  has been most satisfactory.  The,   government    will     use  every   effort   to  ferret  out   the   -  mystery.  A Good Season. <  One miner says there will be  more prospecting done this season than ever before. Men are  coming in'from West Kootenay  and Yale and from across the  border. Inside of a year there  wilPbe more people engaged in >  mining in the Fort Steele district  than at any time in its history.  There should be no prejudice  among miners against a mining  "expert" provided he is a real  expert. He is a good friend to  the miner, has killed many swindles and caused the opening of  good mines and the investment  of capital, and has" encouraged  the honest promoter.���Mining &  Scientific Press.  ��� ('nod ore is coming in the  crosscut of the Dupont. The  work i.s still going on slowly,but  each day goes far to demonstrate  the value of the property.  N. T. Trcgoar of Rowland arrived in town on Thursday, and  went lo visit Ihe Old Abe on  hYiday. Mr. Trogear was formerly suporititeiideni ol the Le  Koi mini' and later was manager  of the Ixo.sslaiid d'iant.  A piece nf the Queen's chocolate about the size of a larqo  bean, sold at Great Marlow for  ��!.:>0.. ', i  ���' ���<  43 f, THE PROSPECTOR.   FORT STEELE, B. G. MARCH .51, 1000.  ���a* <*#*   ��f>   ��� $<  PAYS    TO    TRADE   AT  aaaTn-:,nn<giVWim,M mi ijT��iiiu����iiiuiggcirjT>aiwiiiiB��gain��MnB��Baicaig<c  -tcasrs  '     MOST COMPLETE.STOCK IN EAST; KOOTENAY EMBRACING FULL LINES 0E  Shelf and Heavy-1 Hardware   ���    ',.." "Groceries, Clothing  i '    '  Machinery, Mill Supplies  ���Paints, Wallpaper, Glass.,    -���" ,'    -  & ' *.  '      r >    i i , (  " ancl Furniture    .,  &-*-1  ��  o  Footwear,���' Ladies ,ind'  Gents Furnishings  , '        a . ���  . ,        ' ' i>  rsells. us  "-N-V  smmases made     ' ������... '��� /,,. .���' c   ,.  on large Quantities or Mining supplies  LPIN.  Just  received  Laud   Purchase.  Assorted Car of Best Brands of Flour   ancl  Me:  err.  Plour. Patent Hu..;sraraii and Strong Baker.  Rolled Oat.s. Cracked 'Wheat. WheatletitJ.    :'  Cnrnmeal, Buckwhesit Flour. Split Peas.   .  Muvv 'Beans..   Lima Beans.'Pot Barley.  NOTICE.  ' Take notice thai I. William Peicy Henry,  imenu -lxty day* from :lii- ilatp. to apply to  the Conimis-iimer of Land*, and moiU>. to pnr-  . ehast' Lor ��{71. (Jiou)Pl. Kootenay Uistik-i.  ! \vIj;uTAM l*k'KCY HKXKY.  1        Kort Steele. B. C. Die. -'��. 1H>9. l-ii  I  ete.  Bran     Chops     Shorts     Oats     Kay.  ���    Fleetwood Tea. a piir���e article imported direct from Ceylon  try it once and yon will use no other.  Fresh  Breakfast   Bacon,   Hams  and  Dry Salt Side Bacon.  Butter ancl Eggs. ��      ' *      '  POTATOES >��<!   CARROTS  FIREWOOD all lengths to sn.il.all stoves.  *      THE   FORT   STEELE  FLOUR and FEED STORE  E. C. MILLER, Proprietor ^ POST OFFICE BOX 836.  C-i',"    All iroods ynaranteed and prices also as bei iii? correol.  Send in orders.  ���   , NOTICE.  Notice is hereby ^iven that Lhirty days after  date 1 shall apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands Jtifl Work*, ai Victoria, for pir-  mission to purchase the follouiwr described  piece of land. Coinmeneinp at the south west  corner of lot 27KI. j.'i'oup 1. ihenco south clever."  chains, more or less, to the edjre of the blulf on  tbe St. Mary's river, thence followiw: said  bluff, down stieam eighty chains, thenee north ]  to ihe south east corner of ".aid lot "279:'.' (-roup,1  I. thence ve-t lo the point of commencement. ,  .1. R ADAMS.  Dated at Fort Steele this i-illi day ol'.lanu-  ary. IfKI. c      V1      ' 4-S  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby ifivi-n mat an  application  ��il!  be made lo the  Legislative Assembly of,  i the I'rovinct.' of British Columbia  at its next,  session for nn  Act  to incorporate a  Company  with powei to construct', ciiuip.'nmintjiu and  operate telephone and telegraph  lines within  and throughout all theeities. town*, inunieipal-  uies,   and     districts    of    the    mainland    of  the    Province    or    lirilish     Columbia    and  to'    construct,    erect,    and    maintain    such  and so many'poles and other works and devices  as the Company deem  neeessarv for making,  completine:. supporting, usint.'. workint;. oiKsr.it-  in-j and mainlainins; the system ol communication by telephone and telej-'iaph. and lo open  or, break   up, any  part   or parts of the" .said  JiiKhway* or streets as often as the said Com-;  pany its agents,   officers  or   workmen   think |  proper ami for the purpose of the undertaking:'  to uurchase. acyuire.lease. expropriate,hold and j  sell and dispose of lauds, buildings or tenements '  within the limits afoiesaid, and lo purchase ji  or lease, for any term of years, any telephone or |*  1U, COHIN  TAILOR  AND IMPORTER OP  .   FINE WOOLLENS  Rocky "Mountain Avenue  Fort.Steele, B. G.    \  Notice to Taxpayers.  CUT OF PART OP STAND OF THE  ELDREDGE B.  Gnu NEW!  Ball Bearings in a Sewing Machine.    The -weakest woman can  run  the   ELDREDGE B. -without  . ���  harm to herself, or evengetting-  tired.    It's just fuu for'aiweily !  woman to run it.   It is noiseless; ���  has self-threading shuttle"; auto- y   ,.  matic bobbin -winder; complete "fff  set of attachments.    A. perfect  machine at a low ���p-ice.    War-   ,.  ranted for five years.   'No other ��'���.'..  as_ good  al anywhere near the .,.,-  price. Insist onhsmi ; Eldredge       f  B.    There is an Agent for it in     ,  '  your town. '.,,  MANUrACTUKKD B\   T11K '     ;Y'*''  National sewing machine Co.,  new york and chicago."    ,  The su-oml larsest SewinK M .chine Factory in'  the world with a c.ipacity ol stun hundred nnd  sixty-four machines per day; tare Eldredge Mfg.  SOUTH-KAST ICOOTKKAY UISTKK'T.  -A.ssehkmi'kt A��;t" and RKTKNrh Tax Act."  NOTICK i.s herelpv uiven.jn  the Statutes.  Z3. A. SZ��TOI\?.  Agex&i.  Fort Steele,'/"R. C.  FUR T& WOOL CO'.  filiui-jAi,3  EXPORTERS AND   IMPORTERS'! '.,;.���'  /      ; 200-2i2 First Ave. North, Minneapolis,-Minn, ������ .������ -c.  ,iar:Writfli'for Our Circular and See the Prices We Pay.'sII  iccordanec null  that lU'ienue 'J'ai and all  taxes levied under the Assessment Act are utiw  due for the year l'.KK). All of MiVuboic taxes  collectible within the district of Kust, [Coritenay  Southern Division, are payable sii my office.  Fort Steele. Assessed taxes are collectible at  the following rates, viz:--  Koui-HIUisof one ]>er cent, on the assessed  value of real estate. r  . 'rhree-fourthsof one percent. <��n the assessed  \alue of personal propel ty.  On so much of the income of any pei son as  exceeds one thousand dollars, the follow in;.'  rates, niirr.elv. upon such excess, when the  same ijs not more than ten thousand dollars  one and one-touith ol one pur cent.: when  such evcess is oier ten tliousand dollars  md not inuiL til m lucnl\ thousind doll us  one md one h iif ol on. pt 1 (cut whin  smb.. vt�� ss is o\ c l l\\t nt\ thous tnd doll us  one 11)0 tin. (-foui lbs of one pel nut  'Inn pei i   in on the is tssi.il \ il ic ot wild  1 md '  If  pud ou oi   bi Ton   thi   It'tli  di\   ..I  Iun<  I'M)  Ilm.   liflisofon.  pel n 111   Ol    tin     Isslssm  ^ llu. ol h il ist tie  ���-���: Onehiilf of tVne per .cenl. on the assessed value  .'. of personal property.. .;'   .".   y'oyy  " Upon such excessol' income: w-lien  Uieysanii,'  ,.  . is not niore than ten tliousand - dollars, one  ...... pC[..(.Cni.:. when suchycxeesK-yis .over leu  -'thousand   dollars,    and    not'   jiiorc   tlian  "'."tu-..'iit.vt.liousaiid.. dollars,   otic "aiid otVe-  p  'fourth* of otic per': cent.'-.-wlien such excess  is over twenty thousand.,.lollars", one iiiid  .one-hnlf of'one per cent.      .... 7.':..    .!;', .-y".  '7 Revente Tux Sl.tlii per capita.'  'One pei:.ct-n.t..on the assessed va luo of .ir... or  minenil,bearin!,'sul.i.siauces, payable .pianei-ly.  on tlio last, day'.of'ihe month's of March; .hum..  .September and December in each year.  y      ..',,'   ".">   >. c. skr.isoN,".;,���,';.'....'  ' ' .''.;   ..  ".  ''Assessor iintil Colli-clor.  f Fort. Slfih:.flff.[ Fdifuik'fjslfJVtHt.  tcleijiaplt line established or lobe established  in Hritish Columbia connected, or to be con  necied, with the line mInch the Compiiny may j  construct, and to amalgamate with or lease its  line ok lines, or any portion or portions thereof,  to any company possessing, as proprietor, any  line o�� telephone or telegraph commuiiicalion  cojinecliuj;. or to be connected/with the said  Company's line or lines, and to borrow money  for the purposes of the Company, and to pledge  or morDiai-'C any of the Company's assets for  that purpose, and to receive bonuses, or privileges from any person or body corpoiate. and  with al! other usual, necessary or incidental  nchts. powers, or privileges as maybe necessary or iucidental'to ihe aliaininentof tho above  objects, or any of them. ,  Dated this 1st day of March'. I'.KM.  DALY & IlAMIlVrON.'  '      ' .Solicitors tor the Applicants.  NOTICE.  HARRY   BARR  Fort Steele, B.C.'  General Blacksmith,  HORSE SHOEING,  AND JOBBING.  Mining  Work    a   Specialty.  NOTICE.  ,"'  Xi'iiiitb'is hereby ���j-ivuii   l.'iitl  S(j(|iio'i)i'0  ..if  tlii;   'r(:!sij.'ii:iti(>ii'  ('buries Ksttnei'.;. nil.' biisiness:  (.'Oil-  Mr.  l"Oll-  noetion with, t.-lii.! 'Kiii.il..'Hey towitsib.'.  mi uiiil iirtm- l,\.'b]'ii*i''yyilith. I'.KKI: itiust,  b..;.(lime l hi'oii^hihe olli.'i' of tlio .l'\>t'l.  Sleuh; l!l.>.v.'hiii.tii..'i.ii..Syii(Ji.'iil.y.-it l.'"ii!-l:  StQ':'h'. ;'.'.... y ���.'. . ". .'  , .7 N. A. WAI-LiyVCKI.;.'.Mana^iii'.  < )lli.'.'. in th..' ("tii'liti -V Ibti-i.-k- lmihliti^-  50   YEARS'  EXPERIENCE  IS    lilt:  UIIjTI'V   l.lWll'l' OK klJl.-l-h.NAV H.II.IIK.N  at I'liirr s-i i.i'.t.i:.  Xotice is hereby uiM-ii thai on the 1 H.i day  of rebut u\ I'HKI n \ is otdct(din 1 \ Toiiu  Is] HiiU'C ot ihe s ud Coi it th n liraisUi-  _'Uson Al instionj' Oill( l il \druinisti it.u of th-  Count', of lvnoi(iii\ be \dmiins^i itoi of ill  md siiviil n thc-oods ibiitels ind iicdit ot  Midi, w 11 Wi,>(,n ol \V ilnm (,io\cin the Si it(  of jMuiPcsoti Minci  dec is. d lntcst itc  1 \ci\ pi t son mdebti d to the said dt ci isi (I  Js'rU'LUii'i.'d tojualre paynient. fpi-lliwit.h io tlio  'undersigned.'; ' ff. 'irf: f-:i,:'.r: ,...:*.���' ��� ..���  i':f livery.creditor.or'.otlior pei-soti hayiitii..1 aiiyy  claiiu'iipon'.,or .inlefest in tlie. dislribution of  the liersdiiiil estate.of tin; s'iiid <leceuse..i. is ru-.  .liiiredwiihin'tbii-ty'diiys of:t,lii.s~d:it<i',.:td7seiiil.  by reiv'isiercd:letler .addressed to the under-  sii,'nel.l. his, mi me. ii n:l address, a nd Uie ful I pnr-  t'culars of his claiiii or y|tit..;rest. and a. stniii-  mciil; ot his; account,, aiid ilio' naliir.'. of, tlio  security fit any) held,by bim..., .    .' ��������� ���.  .After Uiejixpiratlon of tin: siii'.l ibirl.y.da.vsi  t.iie.Adtiiiiiist.ratoi-.w-nii. proceo'd with, tihe dis-'  tribution of the estate, bavins renard to those  claims only of .Vlilcb , he' sliall . have had  ���u'oik'o.V".    .,..', '���������.'������.��������� v'-"\ ������'������'..'.���.���."������. >  Dated lit l-'orl .Steele ihis -joib .lay. tit Kei.-  i-iiary, IIUXI.-        .. '..   ft    .''..,";.���' . ���- '.���'. .      ' .  ;   , .IAMKS  KKHCU.SON A i*Kl,S'i'l'ONr< I. .'  ''���'������Wll ".���: . Olllitlnl .yjiniiiistriilor.-  (.U;rtftjif.ttltf iif ./iii/ir/irfiiie/t/sf '  Kdllllllklll H0US6  Why Not Invest,In  t t n  KIMBERLEY  The,,Leadville ot Bast Kootenau  ���  '   1+   miles   from    the    famous,  Nokthl'Stak   mine.      1-| miles  from the Sut.livan mine.  Xeai-ly.  2tH', minei'iil   ulsiinim sui>i*oiiii<>,  KIMBERLEY and depend on  it  foi- stip])lie.s   *  a  '.  The terminus of the North Star.  Railway Branch tf  KIMUERLEY i.-j.not.a.  boom  town  for surrounded by the LAI.GEST SILVER-LEAD MINKS IM Tl-lE-\VORLI>  it must  necessarily   become   ii   lsu-jie*  city     - ...  For a safe and profitable invest-  . ment buy lots in Kimberlev  MOYIE CITY. EAST KOOTENAY. B.C.  BOX 835  FORT STEELE  The above Hotel litis, been recently elected, and neatly ��� dnr-  mshed tin onyhont  " !; Cpsy and Comfortable Rooms  Tiic'y.BiU'.ysuppriody'\\iih   tin:   iii'iyr  y:.. '���'...hrtui'dg-'.ql' Liquors .md Clout's.  HEADQUARTERS   FOR   MINING   MEN.  vys:''y--':G: 'ARNOLD  '" ."'* ';'"'": i'  ' i ���������"''���'  y. Makes' regit la. r trip-s from Fert.  Steele -.'(miction to l(,oi (. Steele.  FREIGHT OR EXPRESS  CHAS. ESTMERE  ' ,  . "       Sole flaent.  PostOftice Address. Kimberley  via Cranbrook. ti. C.    '  Trade Marks  Designs  Copyrights &c.  '.AuVolU's.'Nillils* ii;,!..'! <:h mid (t.'MC-rli.It..ti inny  .[itlckly .-iM.-ifi-t.ilu .mi- ..[liim.il I'r.H' wIhiIIi.m- an  ln,v,MiH.,n IM lMitlml.lv p.-itoil'ittit..'. .-.mininiil.-n.  linn... Hli'l<:l.ly..'i.iill.l..'iitlMl. lliiii.ll...ol!.��ii I'lil.'iila  .sciit li...'. .>til.;.il. jiL-cncv t.n- s.m-ii r.il^r pal (Mil.-..  ��� Piil.iiHH lali.'ii llii-tiiiuli .".Iniih ,-i. ('... r.'crlvi;  r.l^rlilt in.lie.., wlthoiH, .'hm-ct', in Iin.'  itntific-'American  sniiii/'lv Dill'  i (ir'titiy fii-i  i>lir inoitl tin  MUMN&Go.  A ImiitlMuitH/'lv IIIiihI t'.-ili'it wcclily. .l.ni'tsM^H i*lr-  ciil/iMon nr'titiV fii-n-nilllr .Iminiul. *lVrmj��, X'3 a  y>t,r: Imir iinnti tm, ,*1. .Sold hyull iM.nvAd-tjjilcffj.'  . I'.ntnch Ol"flc<\ ty.  G18roa(lw,yJeWyor{(  II' SI.. \Vll��lill.;:ttin. I). 0.  NOTICE. '. .,   y y, "'.  BIG    .CHIEF.      LITTLE     CHIEF,    EUREKA^  GENEVA  AND  MELTON FRACTIONAL  ."���'      ..        '"    MINERAL    CLAIMS.     .  Sllli'il.t.l ill tin. |.'..rl StiM.'li: .\niilii!.''l)ivisinii  nf South K.ilst KoiiU'iiuy l.'lsti'ict. ���  frh.'i:..' lo.-ii'lc.l:    llii.' oilier, on liuuliliiliL'i'i'.v  .Mill sifljoiniiiu-tliii.Kiii'i'k!!-: Aliii'..'i*iil'c'.,l:iliii.  '���    I.itlli: Oiii.H'. i..l.ii>iniiiv I In' I ii'iit'cii,  .Miiii.i-n!  ('/liiini:'', ���'��� ��� ,   ' '    ���'.'        '���.'*'..       '.'  Kuru'lcii, .ui. MiH'lil.-li.'.i-ry M.lll iiriVi'i'siiiil-.'.'���  (I'utiiivii. '.'i'ljoinia;':   tin.,    H-.n-i'lsa,     MinVi-al  Ol-ih'ii. . , ,     "' . ' .   "  ,   Mellon   l,''ni.-li..nal   niljumin^, itu;   I'llnvUn  .Miii.-nil Claim. '    - - .  'I'al;.: .luti.-r tlial, I.William l,'..,|,;i-i.-.U-, Ifiiss.  :iiM.Iiik'ii.s ni,'..'iil: I'm* I he I l:istinj;s lit-ii.isli ('.iliiin-,  liia, Kxi.l.ii'ill'iiiM . Syii'llcni.'. I.imil.al. I.'i-ci-  Mini r's ('..���i'l.il|.',-(.' ��� \'... ' l'i .li;!i'-.'.,...,iiit..'iii|.  si XI,V.la.'.'.. 1'nnii !|i('....li:ti. Iii'm'."..!'. u, apply l..i the  AliiiliK.f.lv.'.'i.r.l.'i- I'm-ii'i'i'rtillv.iiic ..I' '.liiu.i-ov.'-  iii.'iit's.. I'm' th.' iiiii-piis..' i',r .ihiTsinliii! ilt'i'.iivM  ilriiiit.'l'i.r'.-:i,.'li .<r Hi" 11I.....U1 cliiiins.  . Ami I'ni-riii.-i- i:i Iii. niiiic   ilnil. ac.i.iiin. mnici-  N.'i'ltiih '���'���. in ti si be cm mi'iu''.'11 l.i'l'ni'i.' tin- is-in  mice ot sucli Cert ilii-iil" i.r lirip|.,.\eiiiciils.  Ulll.cil this III I. day ul  I'V'l.riiiii-y' IIWll.     [  U'm'. l.-.j'OSS., '��� .' .  frH' I-'. .M. ("'. .Vu.ii l��.ir'.'.  '.Delivurod  on. diiy  Leave "orders with ���  ,:' ...        :'.." '.'M.'..A  Ill-flVill  13 R ALIO.  ANDREW  CONTRACTOR     A^*  jSHIDIG  BUILDER  Fort   Steele  Bakery  H. ALIE.  Proprietor.  Riverside Avenue, Opposite Posl Office.  CITY  HAKERV  MRS. DILSE, Proprietor.  .IIOIJSI-: A.N'I') .SJt.'N PA INI INII  .   CMX'I.MININO aiidl   \l '.K'  IIAXCINd  3^*  ������FpRT'S.TEELL    I!. C.  ..AM'" w.oi.'k ijU'oiiipl Iy done,  Shaving .if? Hair Dressing Parlor  "'"'"' -N'.'.VI. in Ol'iellllll II H  -1  FOIiT    STEELE, r>, C.  All K'iiu'l.s'<).!' lin.iiy\voi'l\  o   ���, ,-i ���ipcoinll.V'.  A. J   GREZ,  Proprietoif  KHEPS   CONSTANTLY   OH    HAND  Fresh liread nnd C'tikes  Fresh Fritils every day  , Pre<h Vo,<j'e,l;ihie,s  irresli Ki> <>���.���,  I^resli Alillc ;iikJ Ihtlter  An  FOI? SALE.  Aiii:iifiJiiii.*ili)i    In.-   woi-lcin^   li-,'.-  inilliii!, .|ii;ir-l/.     S:u,'s (m.;i-'.ill j)(ji',',.||(  1)1   ^Olll.     W'.-ILllll    v\ ill)   |MIUI'I' iS.d'i'l   His.  \l:ii|.' in -.'(tinii-   I.ii   I';, I i,,_,   .��� ||..i!,n  i.uii clniiii-      i ,ni li(. ., ..,, ,���.,.,.   | j1(,   St  i'.n<^< ui'  ,Mi���.ion.  I:'Or I ,;i,i-.,ici  ���mars iipply u>  ,i. a,iiai;v'kv.; r'di'iyHti'iacyij.c < ���  THE PROSPECTOR, FORT STEELE. D. .'.. MARCH  nd  i!%je ygvjcr&pettxn;.  SATURDAY   AUKCH  :>l.  lUOi).  FROM THE FEONT.  Interesting: Letter From   the   Truns-  -    vaal.  The brother of E.' Elwell of  o this city, who is now in South  Africa, wrote the' following letter to his mother in England.��. It  is an interesting1 communication  aud will be read with pleasure  by the readers of The Pbosi'EC-  tok:       ~ '  Strumfonteiny Farm, .  ,  '   ���        Expedition'tig Force  South Africa.  Detir Mother:  This is the first chance of  my  ' writing   to   you   since    leaving  Cape Town.     We had a week at  jAfaitland   Camp   to  recruit  the  horses, and then we had tin  aw-  .r'ul three days journey to De Ait  <ind   from   there   to  Kenesberg.  We were seven  men  in   a   carriage and some carriages had nd  place to sleep in and we  had  to  sit upright all through   the  hot  ' night,  which was  so  wretched.  Simply nothing to eat or  drink,  iind things, were  so  expensive,  two shillings  a  small   bottle  of  beer, and three-pence  a  cup  of  coffee,   and  bread a  shilling  a  small loaf, but at htst  we  arrived' here .about three days'ago.  .Well! we have  a  very  rough  lime,   nothing  to   eat   but   salt  bully beef and hard biscuits," and  Jast Saturday we got some fresh  , meat, and we ,were all  looking  forward so to it, and a few hours  .���sleep.    We had  been ,out since  2:'30 a.   in.  in   the  morning  and  ,  got in and finished  about   11:150  a. ni.     Got  the horses  finished  -and everything put away and we  all had sleep until j-dinner  time,  when at last the grand dinner of  stewed mutton arrived.     We all  sa.'t down and  were just in   the  middle of it when weJieard such  a bang about a mile away and  a  shell catiie just over our tent aiid  foil in the doorway  of a   tent of  the 2nd Life Guards.   Up we got  in a moment  and   then  another  one came and we all mounted in a  minute, everbody  swearing  like  anything at having to leave neaiv  Jy all 'our  good  dinner. ���   Well!  ' the Boors, put  seventeen  shells  into our camp, and it is  a  most  miraculous  thing   thai    no   one  was'hurt.    ��The  officer's   said   it  was simply extraordinary. '   We  were all out,   artillery,   etc.,   in  less than five  minutes,   and   we  had gone with the except ion of  one and on il I sol, but ;'���- -non  a.s 1 wa.-j mounted the puor brute  was shot in the tiem- Hank' and  1 could not hold him and he boiled unto a lot oi rocks, fell-down  and chucked me right onto my  side, which I did not feel until I  io si".' aher a big day. bor.-."-  wit": tin'']- }t_>gt, and half I'loir  flank blown oii*. an ! >ome shoi  and b'evding from about six dh\-  erenl place.-, and a horse ruu-  uing about with half its head off.  We were out' the other morning  aud dismounted under a big hill  got back io camp.     Well!  up   I and we're all smoking our pipes  rro^    mi/1    ��>�����    ��l.n.i<     4-*.*n-...'i._      .... 1 -^      ...tv .   ._    _.    i_ ? �� ������       -..  sot and ran about twenty  yards  and fell over another  stone  and  lost my helmet which 1 'did  not  bother to pick up.     There were  four of  us   to  get out, without  horses and the bullets, my Gad,  they did fall; we all expected to  be shot any minute.      We  walked and ran for about half a mile  when Mr. Ward came  galloping  back and  Thompson   nipped  up  behind him and! got up' behind  another corporal,  aud   tlie  rest  behind iwo others, and  we  galloped like blue murder out of the  range    of, the   beastly   bullets.  We all  shook  hand  with   each  other when we were safe.     You  simply cannot get the  beggars,,  they, never come out in the open  and we cavalry  have  the  most  dangerous part of the work, and  a very unpleasant part to, for we  have to, go right in the front and  draw the enemy's fire  so  as  to  let    the   artillery   know   where  they are. and then  the  aitillery  opens fire.    We advance up  the  kopje expecting every moment a  bullet' through - one,    and    the  did not get back until. 10 p. m.  that night and we did not get  anything to eat until next morn-  iug, and I had to go out on picket all night and go to the field  ' next day. One has no. idea of  flic hardships.1 We go for six or  seven days without taking our  boots oil', and on guard five and  six days at a time. ' and then  Il sometimes we will get. to sleep  for an hour or two when you  hear turnout about half-a-dozen  Limes, and out you go, perhaps  not getting back to camp for a  day or two, and one carries his  life in his hands, as these Boers  are as artful'as foxes and regular cowards, you can never see  I hem until bullets whiz all  around you and you cannot get  ' ii smack back tit t hem. We had  an awful narrow squeak the  other day. We were to hold a  kopje until ordered to retire.  Well!.we were on tho edge of a  ridge. A Troop, that i.s my  troop, had our photograph taken  about twenty minutes before by  an engineers officer, which included Mr. Ward, three others  and myself, so look out for it in  one of the papers. Well! things  were very quiet for half an hour  when a bullet came whizzing  over Thompsons head and mine  and we dare not show ourselves  .as two were right on top of the  hill looking out with spy-glasses  but the beggars crawled up  ���within twenty yards of us, and,  ' by Gad, the bullets came like  rain.  K^, Cartei-  Thompson, myself and two  others were the last to leave  those blooming rocks, which!  1 shall never forget. All the horses  Boers wait until we get right in  sometimes before they fire, and  sometimes they let you get right  past them, so that they can get  a good'ehance to open fire on our  inaiu body, and then we have to  gallop right back and through  them, and it niakes you feel a bit.  queer at that time as one simply  has no chance to get at,them.  But wait a little time until we  get across the Orange river then  the cavalry will get their own  back again, as there are no kopjes there and"we shall have them  out in the open, and then we  shall-have some sport.  We bring in  .prisoners' nearly  every day, and it   is funny   that  they   cannot    stand     steel     or  swords.     One came in the other  day and one of our fellows  said,  '���Wait until we get you' in  the  open'",  and   flashed it, over  his  head and he nearly went-crazy,  they  are  awful  cowards.      We  went two days with a  little  jam  and biscuit, then nothing for two  days more.    I bet that I'll never  grumble any more if I get back  home all right.     When we were  in that  train  from', the  Cape  I  thought of the  last time  I  had  slept, in a  train,   and  that  was  when we went to Scotland with'  the Evans.    By Jove, there was  a difference.   I had a little "Tain  O'Shanter" and a wollen muffler  when a big gun   from   behind   a  hill  opened  on  us  and  a  shell  skimmed   over   our   heads   just  missing   us,   so   we  were  soon  mounted and skedaddled off like  old   boots,   and    another    came  just behind and  hit  one  of  the  Carbineers, poor fellow,  it went  through     his     groin      behind;  through his saddle and  blanket,  and    through   the  horses   neck.'  aud fell down on the ground and  did not bust.     They  tire  awful  things.  We opened one the other  day   and   they   are   full'   of   big  pieces  of cog wheel and   pieces  of sharp-cornered   steel.      And  the nights terribly cold.     We go I  into action always smoking.     It  looks so funny to'see a man galloping out  into danger   with   a  pipe in his mouth'.    One  of our  men'got  bitten   by   a  scorpion,  just like little lobsters with long-  claws.     You see some lovely ostrich   feathers, lying about the  plains  and  we ,of'ten   dismount  and pick them up and' put  them  in our hat. We got into a swarm  of locusts the other day.     They  were  so'thick  that ' you- could  scarcely see the man next lo you.'  You see some lovely-   locusts all  different colors.  I'cannot imagine anyone coining'to live here, it is a,most awful place, .but the farms are simply lovely, and just around them  the only green places aud they  are generally close to water.  The ���  st Silver-lead Camp In the World  AND IT IS ONLY' BEGINNING  200,000 TONS OF ORE IN SIGHT  Within   Three   Miles  200 Mining Claims.  Within   Four   Miles  Shipments of Ore,  Already Commenced.  Now  Then   we   heard   Major  .shout    out     "Retire".  sent out to me, beautiful   things.  As 1 have nothing else to put on  my head I have to fight in it,  as  I have lost my helmet,   and  the  nights are bitterly cold and terrible, lso  the  muffler comes   in  awful handy,   t  would  not  take  any money for them. The horses  are always saddled and tlie sad-'  dies  are  only   taken   oil"   when  things are, very   quiet,   and   we  have to wear our  arms   always.'  Two other fellows   and   myself  wont out in charge, and wo  had  nothing to, oat since -1   a.   in.   so  we went to a farm  house   to see  if it was occupied by Boers  and  we saw some ducks and all of us  chased the blooming ducks with  drawn swords, cu.t tho  head  off  of six of them, and   then   got   a  pot of water, plucked them  and  then cooked them and  ate  them  within   an   hour,    we   were   so  hungry.  We went in the garden.  It was the most beautiful garden  I ever saw, peaches,   figs,   apricots,   melons;   apples,   and   oh!  everything    you    could   possiby  imagine, and by Gad wo did have  a blow ou1, we could hardly get  on our horses  wo - were  so   fat.  we look home throe kids on   our  wallets, and  onions  and   greens  and we had  <��.   tremendous ..stew  that night, you could'smell it for  miles   around.     Of  course  this  is a'lchance that might  not  happen again so we made, the  most  of.it. ''..������''  " I toll you it is ail  awful  sight  It Captured the Empire.  .The  country,-the   empire,' is  still ringing, wilh ' unstinted  and  unqualified approval of'Sir Wilfrid       Lauder's       magniticient  speech in'the House  the  other  night, when ,with  very  evident  emotion and with  frequent  applause  from   all   parts   of, the  Chamber he declared, the, undying devotion of the Dominion  to  the cause of the, Empire.      Not  only did the Conservative papers  of Canada unite  with   their   political opponents in terms of  almost extravagant approval, ,but  the great. English  dailies  com-  ,monted upon it .in   terms   unusually Haltering.     -'The speech",  said the London Times, �� -'would  rank high  in  any  assembly  in  TiheMvorld as  a   model   of  noble  eloquence.     The    spirit    which  glows through it.   tho  thoughts  which underlio it  are   pregnant  with great  issues' for  England  and mankind".     The   Spectator  declared,,   ��� -These     are     noble  words".    And other papers compare his  eloquence  to   that   of  Pitt and  Channing.      There, is  an abundant and constant appreciation   of  the  services   of �� the  great ��� i"Crench-Canadian   in   the  work of Empire building as wide  spread as  is  the  empire  itself,  and the verdict of history will assuredly be  an  emphatic  endor-  sation thereof.  Tlio D. \-. L. .Menthol J'lask-r i.s Ilie  moat largely holtl in Ouiadsi. For I wick  actio imtl all muscular pains there'-.  noLhiny equal to it. Kadi plaster in an  :iii*-ti��ht, tin. 2~n\ Davis & Lawrence  Co.. Ltd.. makers. ���  II'- YOU   WANT A UOOl) J1B.1I,  Go to the  MONTE   CARLO   RESTAURANT  On "Riverside Avenue  William Robinson, Proprietor  MEALS   AT   ALL   HOIJI'S.  m        CUffE ALL YOUR PAIHS WITH  j Paih-Kilier.  jig        ' * '"�����<lcln�� Chest In ltj��lf.   Slmpl��, Safe and Qulok Cur* for  | CRAMPS, DIARRHOEA, C0U8HS,]  COLDS, RHEUMATISM,  NEURALOIA.  28 and BO cent Bottle*.  i BEWARE OF IMITATIONS.  ��UY  ONLY THE GENUINE.  IS  TO  the time  lj W I t  BUY   LOTS  From   $li25   to   $400  , An advance in price will be made soon  Apply, to"   ' *���* '; '    '   . /'       "'/*���  .-���   :N.-A.BWALLINGER,;y;'  Fort Steele, B*. C.  *��o=  ���*���****���*���*&-.��-:*&�����**����������&***#&  53-  *S  IS PUl'LlSHl'-D KVEJ'Y SATUKDAY. AND HAS A  UUAIUN'I'KKI)   CIUCULATION   LAKUJCH    THAN'  ANY OTHI'lli l'AL'J'K IX KAST KOOTIOXA V;. IT IS  ALL HOME 1'1'INTEIJ. AND CONTAINS IJO'jHLE  THE AMOUNT OF NEWS OK ANY I'APEll IN Till:  i.  DISTI'ICT.  ������^--P*-***********^-**!^;:***^  /Is    .A 22    Adx'er'tisin.g  o  Unexcelled.  ^vSri-i-ZSrr-frfririt-i-ifrirGrfrermtS-Zrierirtefrk,  ���il t>  *   Till*: I'l'O.-.J'HCTOK COVKK.s A lJl.STKICT J  Mi ��p  li/    LAIRIKK- THAN SOME  KM l'i IOCS   AND HAS A   IX  Jj   1 .A Hi IE  l-'OliERJN t'lKCULATlON. ^  lJ) -      ' ��� 1*  ���*-i3-S-3-3-a-3-3-3-i-34-S3-3-33-S-i-3-3-33-3*3-a--i-3-��^  The Paystreak Of Ad's In This Paper Pays From The Grass Roots,  And Never'Pinches Out, Stake One !     The Result Will Be To  Your Interest.  JOB PRINTING OP ALLaiClNDS NEATLY AN.D PROMPTLY  EXECUTED. ''������ %UL
THE.PROSPECTOR. FORT STEELE/ B. G, MARCH Jjl, 1900
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y'lvpOtemiy shouklbp run On.party
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■ ciiticei-ii feltibyyelec:toi:s';yregard-
■'ying this matter^and;it1 is Uifjuhi-
:V- ver sail Opi iii Oii tlitit tlie, "good of
the entire district^ and not party
lines, should be tlie hiain  factor
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y needed, is: a 'government: of., and.
for";'Uie people, 7pne.ythat will pay"
y strictia.tt;ention'to'fbusiness: aiid
:::oiieJ,tihaty wil 1-..upt;ciirry^ favi:>rs
;' ^witli'tliau-class .of politicirttis, that.
7imagiue;th;it.they';lre y.rulers y of-
"tne..univers;e '.by tii vine right.   ;ic
',-.- Mines and tiiinirig-inake towiis
.""urid.-.-'wii.thont .full, confidence y iii
■'.'.the.a'dy'iuiceni'eiit"of.the  mining
■'■; industry, whh-lt- bus  become^ so'
ywell yinarked "in ,t;he  Fort  Steele j
' district,... tlie -.citizen's".' of': Steele j
1 \yqiiId   not   have   had. ■.''.sitch   an'
'itbid i iig Faith' in ihe;fitt'ure <>,f the
. ..tow'u of Fort Steeie.'"-      •'. ,     ]
dying'foif staryatiphjy-Owirig; io
theii-y-prejiidib^
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'f London, 'March;27.---The: total
:Britishflosses/ excluslvey of'the
invalids sent hoiiie. ai-el6,418 iii1
killed and wounded' and mis'sing.
y.Sloeples.s.-NiglitSj-'Wiiised by a pcrsi.ST
lent rii'spiiig-' coiig'li.: : Pyny-F,ei;t6r*Ll
quicklyyc.ures'.'t.ho inost..severe :"couj;-li's.
It: sooth us,, .'heals,, yipyer .fails, toyuure'.-
Mtuiufactiireii'yby: 'theyproprietors, of
Pert'v Davis' Paiii-Killei-.   . '' Y
.As tlie snowydisappt'iii's audi
-spring, approaches; we. woi.ild say, |
miners and 'owners ore 'aims, get.j
iii and drill, improve your prop- j
erties as'quick as   possible,  utuli
..if you'.'can't sell, ship all the ore!
that you have.'on '!'-" dmnp  that'
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Ag-ents:—••\\'tu* in South Al'i'i'cii..''.Two.
volumes.   . First coibitins .complete.
yiiistoi-X; of country and war.10 date:'
U:l,l,s about oui*,' (•oiu.inyeiits;. yiyiny
■ ntinies. of'otiicei-s and men.'   ..Second .
volume to be published'when   w;tr
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their  order' for.  American   books
when,.: seeing-   oui>      If  it hustler.
•   ,   this is your 'i'old mine. - Prospectus
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Bradley Garretson Co., Ltd.
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W THE PROSPKr'TOK   ;*'.-I'T STE' EI-', r..  M.vncri :;i.  (I'l  n.Tni.Tr.:  J-  (*i4t�� %?��#Sipjetfx.v:.  satl'];day, mai:fii ui. kioo.  Resignation and Appointments.  Victoria, March 27.���His Honor tlie Lieutenant-Governor has  been pleased to accept the resignation of the Honorable James  Stuart Yates of the office of Provincial Secretary.  His Honor the Lieutenant;  Governor has been pleased to  make following appointment:���  "George Washington Beehe. of  Agassiz, Esqnire, to a, member  of the. Executive C6~imcil of the  Province* of British Columbia.  Ilia Honor Ihe Lieutenant-Governor has been pleased to make  the following appointment:���  '���Tlie Honorable George Washington Ueebe to be Provincial  Secretary of, the Province, of  British Columbia.  be abl�� to navigate (lie river for  about eight uionlhs in Ilie year.  It is understood lhat the machinery will be driven by power  derived from gasolene, and the  boat will run between Tobacco  and Libby.- -Libby News.  A GOOD FIND.  mm  (Limited.)  TORONTO.  Costume-Making  "l 'Jrra*..  The  Wm.  Manufactilling* Co.  nj.Miri;o. t  Fort Steele fis u Summer Resort.  Tun   Punsi'KOTOit   has   frequently made  mention   of   Fori  Steele as a .summer  resort,   and  it i.s a pleasure to repeat this.   \\\  all of Kast Kootenay there is   no  .place which oilers  the' same  attractions.    The mountains are at  our very doors, mmgabie stream  passes  through  the   lown.   the  drives in the vicinity cannot, be  excelled, and mountain climbers  can indulge  iu  their  dangerous  but   favorite  amusement of attempting to climb Mount Fisher.  The  hunter  can  find   game   in  abundance, and'the disciples  of  the immortal Isaac   Walton  can  satisfy their craving for sportby  whipping the mountain streams.  tIt i.s a veritable sportsman's paradise, and will be so  recognized  in a few years.  In Nelson.  A. C.'Clute. Q. C, of Toronto,  is again in Nelson,- Iiis   mission  being in connection with matters  *a\>' issue between the mine owners association and tho miners'  union. , Mr. Clute was .in the  Province a short time ago conducting the inquiry as to tho'ef-  'fectSjOf the eight-hour law. ���  \- T 6?  ���   The'Athabasca. *    v-       '  The Athabasca mine near Nelson, is showing up -well ..these  days. The following were the  returns for last month: .       .    ���  Length of0 run, ��� 27 days 14  1 hours. Value ,0!' bullion recovered  8!J.:-J-i-l.Tii);    gross- value of  r- "  bullion recovered, tf 1, 7C>7.".().  Total' values recovered, �� L1 ,'31 L\-  09. Number of tons crushed,  347. Total values, recovered per  ton of ore crushed, fc'.]:.).(i('.  It is only a few years ago when  Athabasca stock went begging.  Mayor Neilnerdo of Nelson always had faith in it, and never  let up until he had placed it on  a paying basis.  W.  to  A Cave Which Will   Cause   a   Great  Sensation.  In the mountains not far from  Fort Steele a large cave was recently discovered by a prospector. He refuses 10 state where  il is but says it is there and  when lie has thoroughly explored it lie will be glad to 'make ii��  location known lo the public. To'  a representative of Thk Pkos  i-MX'TOK he gave tij" fo"*!r)\vi!ig  information: '       ' 0  '-I was in the munim-ins not a'  dozen miles from Fori Steele following- up miiiic iloat which 1 had,|  found at ihe foot of tV  hill       1 ���  u 1  noticed  a vnail   opening' iu   the;  side oi' the mountain and pushed!  a .-.mall stone into tlie .-iperaturei  and could  hoar  it   striking , the j  rocks for a long distance.    -This!  i.s a iind.    Perhaps I have found  a mine already developed". I said  tb myself. ���   I managed t'o loosen  a big rock"  sufliciently   large   to  enable me to peer insi'cle.    There j  it was plutoiiian darkness:    I removed    some    mdre   rock,   and  made a  hole  big enqugh for me  to get my body through.    Lighting a candle  I  entered.      After  going down for about twenty feet j  I came upon a chamber which' TJ A��rlclr*e^s  should judge was ")0 feet square.  With the eye of a prospector I  knocked some quartz off, and  found it filled with free gold. I  explored the chamber and-found  at the far end another opening  leading somewhere., I ,did 'not  take time to investigate, but  looked about, took some 'more  samples of quartz, every piece  of which was studded with gold.  On coming to tlie surface I closed  f,the opening but will go baek,in a  few days to make further explorations. 1 believe I have a mine  of more than ordinary'merit. .If  everything comes out as I' hope  my mine will cause as great a  sensation as did the discovery of  gold on "Wild Horse."'      ,    ,  The Prospector would be glad  to give the name of the fortunate  prospector, but for various reasons he wishes it withheld for the  present.     c" .  Inclutlijiij  Send Name and  Address for  Catalogue.  Tailor-Made Suits.  No house ill < 'anada is -o well .-('tupped for h-iiicHinsj, out-of-lo^ u co-mint.-  order-. Sec-m-a lot. lo'claim for oiu-.-.elvi;*-. lmt experience -how* it to  In; (Im-i-a-e. We -end -simple-, yivi; yon .111 icit_-sL of tlio price ol -"own  made to your order: ,-e.iid ,von a -.t-lJ-in.ostsiij-eiiii.jii form with full instruct ion-, iil-o i;atalo��iK' of styles 10 oiioosc ii-oju. or ��v nial-rc* any style  you may-litest. Wc look- carefully alt.'i- ,'\ci*y delaii. and sat.i-fac-  tion lo tlie customer is ihe JVsiilt in every t-i-<*.     !��-tte*i- let 111- --end  you  -a..i|ili'-'.ind 1���(iiiiat.-s for your new uuvn.  ' ��� ��� ,0  Address  Mail Order'Department.        - ,  A.    MURRAY    Sl    CO.,    LIMITED,  IC'iiL!  Strci'  Peterborough,,       Ontario*,        Canada.  10.1-1.   Id to  i'i Colbornc Street, Toronto.  WRITE   FOR   PROSPECTUS  "-OF���  fi-  s-*��  ^Sisx^  %  :%u^  > W'holes-ale -'tncl  Cigars nnd Cigarettes.'       'I  i ^,  quiet o-amc of cards.  M.e��c��.��l  Dealrrs in T.-.l^icois,  lie L'eadin ��� 'Koso'i iu to' "��� L>? a  We keep a full line of imported and domestic cii/ai's  ' anions   which   are   "our  cJwii   specials" and the famous  ������General Arthur Cigars."  OurcChewing and Smoking Tobacco is Always Fresh  SHARES 12\ CENTS  Secretary   Empire   Mining   Co.  KIMBERLEY,   B. C.  The Hall Mines.  .The Hall Mines. Limited, seem  to be in a peck of trouble, and  whether from bad, management,  or not. no one seems to know. If  is rnmorf'd that the smelter built  to Ironl Hie Silver King ore will  pass into the. hands ol" tlie C'oocl-  erhain-IJlackstook syndic-ate il'  satisfactory arrangements for the  transportation of ore from Ilie  War Rank* and (.'enter Star can  he. made with the C   l\ li.  St. John's Church of England.  Divine service will be held in  St. John's church al 7.'10.  Strangers welcome.  Sunday school al 2:30 p. 111.  All the children inviled.  I'liKSnVTKltlAN   Clll'KCII.  In future, and until further  notice, divine service will be  held on Sunday in lite Proby-  lorian church al ���! p. m., only  Sunday school at 2 p. in.,  Salisbury Apologized.  New York, March 2~.���A special to the Journal and Advertis  er from Washington says:   Lord  Salisbury has apologized lo  the  United States  for  the opening,  by the British censor at Durban  of mail   addressed  to  ex-Consul  C. E.-'AJaerum at Pretoria.    The  apology will bo sent to the house  committee on.foreign alTa.irs  by  secretary   of  stale   Hay,    when  Mr. Macriiin's case   against   the  state department is hoard.  'London. iMa.rcli :!S. -- -TheTimes  t  prints no statement from Capo  Town to the ell'ecf that IheJJoers  after deducting heavy losses are  probably unable now to put inTfre  than .���>().()'li 1 men in ilie lighting  line.  STOCK   LIST.  Empire     9c.  Black Bear.. .;      '3-Ac.  Kimberley Consolidated  1 Oc.  Can.-recommend    Empire' and  [Black Bear for quick profit, .... _  Ghasi   Estmere,, '  Mining and Stock Broker.  Kimberley, B. C. ,   : *   Geary & doyle.  Canadian  Liveru- Feed & Sale Stable.  Fort Steele I3.C  , lii-jMil-ir  Daily   Sla^c   meel.-  all  train--, al Port. Steole .Inm-tinn.  SADDLK A:  i'Af'K UOV'SRS!  IKAMIXG Ol" Al.l. KINDS A SPKCIAI.TY.  Steamer for the "Kootenay.  It is understood thai tlie new  steamboat which "Messrs. Murray -X: (Irillilh are building at  Tobacco is aboul eoiii])!eied ;tnd  llitil it will --nun lie bruiiiilil  down ilie river lo Libby, a I  which place the machinery will  be |nit in. Tlie boat, will have a  capacity, of about; twelve tons,  and' it is expected"thii.t, they  'CAVEATS, TRADE MARKS,  COPYRICHTS AND DESICNS.  [ S.*iul your liiisiin'ssiMrcel to Washington,.  s.lv.'H tiiii.:, fonts I.-lM, bfttt-r ,s.-r\ir<��.  My offlcp c!n��c to IT. 3. P.itenl Office. TREE prelimln-  ! ary flxnmlnationu tuado. Atty'R fee not dill* until pat-.nl 4  'issccuroJ PERSONAL ATTr.NTIONGIVEN-lO YEARS 4  | ACTUAL EXPERIENCE. Book "How to obtain Patenti," J  , etc., nent frt'o. Patents procured through E. G. Signers \  , receive  -ipecial   notice,   without charf-o,  in   the j  .BNVEFIT1VE   AGE:  ^illUBtrated monthly���Eleventh year���termp, $l.a year. J  :F P ^IPPFR^ 9V80f%t..sn! w?;;  ;L. U> UlUUlLnOiWASHINGTbN,  D. c!'  T. 6.*ftrmswfl  1   Fou'i' Stisiclk, B. C.  ,  MANUFACTURER   OF  Tinware,'Galvanized Iron, Sheet  Iron,   Slove  Pipes  a'nd  - Copporwai-e.  V  BUILDINGS HEATEDiiml VENTILATED  Plumbing.   Pi]je   lilting  and   all  ���kinds ol" sanitary work  flir Tialit- -Hot Blast Stoves  Pipes   J'or  RailwayANp  SCO    LINE  CANADA'S    NATIONAL    HIGHWAY  AHieriunVfii-oi.it Trsin.sudntLnonliil J^inc  '   / AND  THK  \VbrId's Pictorial Route.  flm-:-. lliL- only ilirci-t .sorvi.-e from0  East  o  Koowu Country  .  , To all Points  EAST   -uid    WEST  First Class Sleepers  on all Trains  TOURIST CARS ]>*i-.- Medicine   1-bit.  Daily for.St.   Haul.     .Sunday*  and  " \Tedm"-day*- l.n* Toi-tniln.    l-'i-iilay-.  lor .Monti-eul suul liosion.  fl-Javo you tried "Piper tliedsick" ehewing, the pride of  the  Yankee's or "Wilis Navv Cut" the best smoke in ti. O.  We Carry a Complete Line of Pipes' including  B B B and' BAM.  up  tojdale.  Your  ojm-  ��  Westbound Daily Train Eastbound  {*.:i.-. leav  ��.). id  Our Billiard and Pool Parlor    Is   strictly  Look us over and sec what we can do for von.  fort and pleasure i.s our aim.    -, ' '  Foil Steele Cigar  Fort Steele, B. C.  McBride Bro's  sneir w Heavy Hardware  Stoves, Graniteware,  Tinware  Powder, Fuse, Caps  Paints and Oils:  Sheet metal work of all kinds  promptly executed.  Fori St.-cl.'.K't' leave.- l.'l.^.S  < 'raiihronk "       l.'i.Ol  jfi&s> va^sss^s*  Hydrnulie   and    AU  Minos  SPKUIAI.   .\'l"l'KXTIONr   PAID  .ion woiiic.  TO  Wll  "��1 TL       t "���'  | A QUICK CURE FOR  ���j\ rir.T-pTT.i   ,\ -x rt~.  ri'-,- --  fkJJ^'Lfi.'*. J.-'L O.J, j..  J; aHcclfons of tht  ri'HROAT or* LUNG  * Latge BrAlUi., 25c.  <>*���       DAVIS & LAWUENCIJ COi, Limited  % Prc.i.'a.i.fP.'rry D.ivlb' I';,iii-ICil|,.r s  ��^-s���������-Se6���<SeS6sS6��������<SiS<��ia  It Saved His Le��r.  I'. A. Danlorlli. ol La( jranyi'. (.'.i.,  -,nti.*i-(.'(l intcn-i'ly lor -.ix nionlli- uiili  :i iVi^litlul ruimiiiji -oii'iui Iii- lei*, luil  u-i-i1.'- thai I .uckl.'ii'.s .\i-iiii-a S.-ilv.-  wholly I'lii-.'d il in l.-n <l;it\s. Km- I'h-ci-.-  Wound-. I iiii-n*-. I .oil'.. 1'ain oi I'llc-  h'���- iii.' Ih'-I ��al\i" in tin- world. ( iiro  l> l i.i i ,i 11 f < -<���< I Sold l>.\ A. \\ . I.le.f-ih-ll.  |I"||..'^|-I.  Connects  rIVi-\vockly   al Mao-  Icod   for Calo'iiry and .Edmonton  and   Daily   al   Medicine  Hat for  all ])oints Kast.  I'omie.'l:-. Daily at,-Kooicnay Lanilin^  lor till point*, in \\'u?.t Kooicnay. Shiran  and Moiindary DiMriiT-. and I'oi I'a.-ilic  ('oa-t and .Main lim- Point.- \ ia lU'Vcl-  -lokc.  Through Tickets Issued and  Mag-gage Checked lo Destination.  CHEAP RATES to tl.o OLD COUNTRY  For rate- and lull informal inn ad ���  di.1-.- iii'iiiv-t local aLl.'nt. or  .1. w. ci;.\.\k       I-', m  .\ii*:i>iii'i;sT  Ai;t. l-'oi-l Stci'li- .let.     A;;t. ( 'l-aniuook.  M  Mclnnes&Co  Wholesale md Retail  BUTC  ��B  All    Kinds   of   Poultry   and   Game    In    Season  W. P. AXDKKSON  T.P.A.. Nelson. A.C  I-:. .1. < ')V1,K  . I '.A.. Vam'.iiivei-  Grmi brook  l^erii'ie  l^ort Sioc/c  A/o\'/C Wnrtlnor.  Grus. Meidig  Contractor  I Sulkier  AII ikinds ui l-'iim-x si^n .md 'Ion-.-  I', liming. <'a IciiiiiiiiiiL! and P.i|iii  11 liny ill}, a .-pe.'ialH .  All Work Strictly First* Class.  *B.    IP.   COOK,  Livery,   Peed   and   Halo  R table.  HIGH WARDEN    &.    SON.  ���I0NK1  SHOi  I'orl hlrr  I!. C  ! I'-vr*. (him.' Sinci h  n -,)   C  'i.-r.-AJUNti oi*' mAj K.i.vi.i.s .soi.uiitk .��.  Next door In Ui,- Pros/ier'/n'r, TilH  I'JiuSI'ECTOK. FOI IT .--TIOELE, ti. C, MARCH .51. 1900  �� n  /  F  e .,.,  ���i    *��� ' O       ���  -  1111  day. v, i-jh' -'I'll.. \la jor .11  ������ i'l'-Day'". a -.in.irt recruilinu  -ii'r<;eaiiJ. wilh ll.ving ril)l<nii-..  no! hiniscli' heisiod shoulder  hiirh by -some friend-, in the  crowd. He waved hi> hand for  silence, and then , in stenloiaii  tones, shouted. --What's tho .use  SATriU)AV. m \i;cii ::i. r��',i.  Will liu^ci-.d Be Invaded.  "To-Day" appear-, determined  to prove that an invasion oi'England is being considered by the  military and political chiefs of  France. Following an article  last week pointing- nut the do-  fenceless condition of the coun*  try, our conteni]>orary now publishes a contribution giving an  outline of the scheme that the  French generals have in view.  The writer says:  The period for the coming  French invasion can be fixed  with tolerable accuracy. First,  -of course, the great World's  Fair. and. consequently, the cessation of the stream of foreign  gold, which will, during the coining summer, flow into the provident French' pocket. ' Secondly, when the rearmament of  the ! v.lv,.0il| toT���K).Kl,^7-  ort  $��sR_*.  Jht���ftp  ��*  (pa* p  of cheering the Queen, who'll  come and fight for her'-'". He  was subsequently seen marching  to the nearest recruiting officii at  the head of a troop of thirty recruits, who, on the spur of the  moment, had answered the call  to arms. It must have been a  good day's business foi-that wily  noncommissioned officer. I am  told that candidates offered  themselves all day long at the  various London recruiting depots, and that reports from provincial depots anTequally favorable.  MONDAY'S NEWS FROM  ���  THE TRANSVAAL.  o.  rewin  FORT STEELE,  B.  C,  .MANUFACTURERS    'and      HKEWBRS    OK    EXTRA    FINE  BEER  PORTER  ynrn'mmm^mmmttHmnyHmtimimmii'mmmmmK  ANSON. I  General iVlereliant  Liquor Dealer.  AND  London. March   2\>.    Tlie   last  report   from   Mafeking   was  ou  tlie    14th.      They    were , being  heavily shelled, and  apparently'  but little,progress i.s bainy made j  towards relief. ' j  A dispatch from Kimberley j  dated March l'jiIi say.-,: Prison-j  era brought in hix'-u .report ��� that J  a force of British cavalry have j  entered ,the Transvaal and > peue- j  Makes a Difference,  ���'it makes a  great  difference  how a thing's done," said Bronco  Bob, as he thoughtfully laid  his  seven-shooter down.  "What makes a difference?"  ��� 'How you do your killin". If  you serve warnin' on -your enemies one'af a ��� time, then shoot  them at the rate of one bullet  per minute, you'll get lynched  sure. But if you get'your enemies in a bunch on a battlefield,  and throw the ammunition into  'em by the peck, out of a machine  gun that'works like a cornshel-  ler. '"you're the real thing, an'  the fust thing you know you'll  be wearin* medals.'*���Washington Star.  army which is now proceeding is  finished.  Our military attache  at   Paris  i.s aware that   the   French  arms  'factories are proceeding with  feverish haste in the accomplishment of a task unprecedented hi  i . *  the annul.--, of the manufacture of  material of war.  The Lebel rifle i.-.   undergoing  a transformation  ot   it.-  breach,  ���  which makes it in point  of gen-, trated <{0 a poim  eighteen   miles;  eral efficiency far  ahead  of  the>llorrb of Christiana.    -The   Brit- j  Lee-Enfield, of the   Manulicher. ;-6h foives at  Fourteen  Streams  or even tho latent pattern of the are being strengthened. A movV  Mauser system. ^   ' 'ment   porthward    is    expected:  ���, Tfc is computed by the General  soou . \  Staff .that not possibly before . ' A ^SIuUcn frou> Bloemfontein !  August can all the twenty corps,savs the Boers are retirias from |  depots be supplied with enough . Kroousrad after having'blown '  of the converted weapons to arm^j, ^g bvjdo-e '  the territorial army and the re- j London. March it).���The Times  serves." Thus the date approxi-; has *lhe foUo,vj���g from Roup  mate 4br hostile action is again | vUle daled Sat-urdav: ''���Corn-  fixed. -Also to the climatic and I u;ahdei. 01iver w-th a stron*  other considerations, the French \ force a*d fi��teen gunSiis movine  ^ troops cannot move against Mor-; norlh_ proceeding towards Co-  occy until September. ��� ,co]an      General French mav in-  Bui, it may be asked, what i" i terbept them". , '  the name of all that is reasonable has MoroccoMo do \yitii the  threat of a French Jameson raid  upon our shores? Well, it is this,  Morocco is about the niost fanatic country in tho whole work! of  Islam.   ���  , The movement of .French columns upon its frontiers will  throw its Chrifc-tian-haling populace inlo a white heal of Mohammedan faun lioi.sm.  As a consequences, war ships  of all the powers will be sent to  the Moorish consi' to protect  European liues-uiiiU interests in  the ��� Dominions <>l" the "Western  Sultan. * And there will bo found  I ho.warden of our marches, the  channel licet, for wo will not  find if expedient to strip or  weaken our Heel iu the. Mediter-  lanoan. And with the pre.-ence  of the channel licet on Ihe North  African littoral will come across  the Channel one hundred and  lil'ly thousand French soldiers  thirsting for the stick of London. ��  [Is believed thai   Cieneral  Ja  mont. vice-president of   the   Superior Council of War. will be in  supreme command, and the force  is known by   Oetieial   Staff  ofti-|  cer> to be composed   as   follow*-. ;  for the  uliolc irriiii    bu.-iiie*-s is ,  all cut and dried:  The -lib and loth Army   Corps  under ��� 'enerai l.riiiiere. who.sU'-  eeoded    General    ZurliiKh'ii    as  SOLD    BY   THE    BARREL,    KEG   OR    BOTTLED  Bottled beer for family use a specialty  OUTSIDE OKDEKS CI YEN STRICT ,-��� PROMPT ATTENTION  ��^      Manufacturer of all Kinds of Lumber.       A large assort-     ~3  Er .    nTe.it of seasoned Lumber and Shingles always ~3  S~ on hand. ^J  H DIMENSION      LUMBER      A     SPECIALTY.  ���       3  I      WflSfl, - - - BG.      I  wuiiiaiaiiuiUiiihauiiaaiii^uhiUiiiihUiiaiiaiiiiiiiuam^  DON'T    FORGET  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED, nJt��;nVK  The Steele House  Sick i&'Mutz, Prop's,  CARLIN   & DURICK  M  GENERAL  Fort  Steele,  MERCHANTS  Eest    '  Kootenay.  First  Class 'Brands   of  Liquors' and   Cigars.       Headquarters      for     Mining     Men.        Commodious  < Sample   Rooms.        Best   Cuisine   in   the  West.       Modern    Conveniences. '  Home   Comforts.  D. McNeisli  Proprietor.  Sole Agents for the GfljltOD Sl)66l COMPANY  be equal to Jessop's  or Firths in all  This Steel is guaranteed i  Hard "Rock Work.  Sole Agents  Sole .Agents  tUi  1     t  crow's Nest Goal ;compaNv  Giant Powder company.  Mining  Supplies a Specialty  A Croat t'liiirlei-.-Tln.' D. & L. Rnittl-  -.iou of <'od Livor Oil i* a jii-oat builder  Lt, jiiv*.;*-. weight, adds lioulth.v tle&h. and  oveivonie.-. any downward tundonoy of  health. Davi- kt Lawrencu f'1  malcci*-.  Ltd..  Jealous ,of His Rights.  , A corporal of the marine corps  writing from Modeler river sends  the following: MAt. the recent  fhariie.s of the Guards at tho  battle of Belmont a young Irishman wa.s about to bayonet a  Moor, who lay concealed behind  a large stone. ��� when another  comrade came up alongside him  and said, -Let mu give him a  poke", bnl,young Pat yelled. 'Go  away and liud a Boor of your  (���wn.'aiid willi that he laid   him  w  E  S  S  .GREAT  Northern  Railway.  thh suRviovoa'H chain* madio it tiik siioktkst  O TRAN'SCON'TIN'KNTAI-  KOU'I'K.  o  Tt, is the mo-ti modern in o(|uipmonl.: it is the heaviest, rtilled  line:  it lia.- a rock-bsillu&t roadbed: it  crosses no sand deserts: it, wab   built  without a land <rraiil, or ������ovei'iiinent aid: it is noted for courtesy of its-  employe*?: it i*> the only line sorviui;  meals on the a hi carle plan.  riintiuci'ii tiik <.nkan'I)kwt scf.kkrv ln a.mkkica  ISY    nAYLK.HT.  Kor FOil'V STKIOLIO and tliu KAS'I' K'OOTKN.VV .M I N10S. Weekly  Sta^e   from  Kalispell.    Sleainlioat eoniniiinl.'ations from .lenninys  diiriiiji' Siininu-r.    (Quickest and  I!est riiutu lo all  purls of the United  Stales.   Kaslern ('anada and   Kurope.  THE B��� C. ASSAY'S CHEMICAL     "      f  ���**.      %    SUPPLY CO., Ltd. '  '(LATE MacPARLANE'& CO.) '      , a  ' ��      ~fc     yaticoMver,    B.    C.      ��Jr        ��    S  & g  We ai-c Manufacturers and direct Importers, and carry a H  large stock of Balances, Furnaces, Fire Clay Goods,'Scientific [j?  and   Practical' Books.   Glassware,   Platinum   Goods,   Acids,  |  Chemicals, and all other Assayers' and Miners' requirements. "|?  SOLE AGENTS for Morgan Crucible Company,^Battersea, Beck- [f  er's Sons'. Balances, Etc. ,"���'  ,- " ^  ' Catalogue and full particulars on application  S9SSS9SSS9S9SSS9SSS9S9S9S9S9 S9iS9S9e��S9i  COSMOPOLITAN HOTEL  CRANBROOK, B. C.  E.   SMALL?   -   Proprietor.  The only  modern  and   tirM. 'class  luuti-d Lhroitfihoiit witli hot air.  hotel in South Kast, Kootenav.  ���o  ���in- map>  tickets imd coinplelc inforniation call or  ncarcsi a^cnt or  address-.  MADE  FROM  BLErtDED HARD WHEAT '  CALGARY FLDUR  IS THE MOST WHOLESOME  military governor tit   I'lin^. and .  'the :>th   and   \2\\,   A-rmy   l 'orp- i low."��� London. (Eng.) .Mail  under ('eiieral Lu<-.i.*��     T<> these  two ar.nie*-. will  in* attached   the  1st and ."itl 1 (Javalry Ui-.iiitjil.-s  At the moment that thi.- force  is, beiny di.ipatched to th<' norlh  of France iu a va>t pi'ncf-,s.,iifjii of  trains, three- briiradei t>f tin* I'.'th  Army Corp> will have croiied  the Moorish front'u-im |  The editor of -To day . in |  cominentiiiir ujxjii the article.)  '���urges that', at ,-i.ny, rate., the' Re-j  soi've 'sqi'iatlron. now being a-i-:  sembled for a. month's' training,J  should, .-be. kept in ' commission j  until after that da.te, and noi (lis  persed as n\ present proposed.  A Smart Bocrniting Office)*.  During the height   of  tin;  e.\-j  citornent  in   LondoM   on   Lady-j  MENTHOL  # DSL!  PIASTER  Wc .-__-j.il .������ r,l tu th-it these  OJ.'.tteii will relieve  p.. in quicker than any  older. "Put up only in  25c. tin brjxrs and $1.00  yj'iid roII��; The lalter  allowc you to cut tlie  Plattrx any size.  Every family  should hnve one  ready for an amer-  jrtney.  DAVIS & LAWRENCE CO.,  LIHITIO,    llsmiEM,  Bevrir* of lmttatlonft  C.a.lJlXON.Ceiii-i-ii! Ajjoia.  .Spokiiin-    Wash.  .WMIITNKV'. C. I'  Si. l'iiul.  , iind  T.A  Miun.  "MUNSON NO. 2."  The Best  Writing  Machine  TIIK    OXI,V  INTERCHANGEABLE  STEEL TYPEWHEEU  Elcg-iintly   IlliLstrated   Catalogue  . .'���      'Free.   ' :  Address Edgar A. Hill, Manufacturer,.94^96 Wendell Street, Chicago  1  ���      ���  8       When you visit Cranbrook don't forget the Cosmopolitan.      S  PREMIER HOUSE  SHEEP CREEK, B. C. K. J. HIGBYE. Proprietor.  First-class Accommodation for Travellers.  liverytliiiii'    New  Tho  AVinderniei'C  Slaye  Stops   Uoth   doing  and   Coming.  Port Steele  Meat Company  Kl-tJOSU   and   SALT   AIKATS  A LAV AYS  ON  HAND.  ROBSON & ROGERS, Prop's.  h'resh llalihut,   Siihuon,  Salmon irIVoii1.  Uologna  Sausage,,  'iii.I,fur and Eggs.     Fish and Game in Season. ,  o vt  Riverside Avenue,  Fort Steele, B. C,  m THE PROSPECTOR, FORT  STEELE,  ti. C.. MARCH F. K  i'biff  FORT  f iff ff.ff f f ffff if yi fff itfffff^^  \<tff:fpf,?  Qhdice Resident  Titles Guaranteed.    IB  Business l^ts fr^  h  ��  i"��-<  ^  ��  T  a-  .-53  /���'-ffi^-ro���?��v a�����v  L-*  ���9.  "? .  ��  SI  ���a  ����?  i"     J$g!'�� "0 -<�����    ^ "*^=2h. - THE PROSPECTOR.   KORT STEELE.  Ti. C MARCH :J1. 190 i.  /  ���v J  /  <S>'  Tlie Canadian  ommerr>e  (HEAD OFFiCS TORONTO.)  Paid     ��p    Capital     ^6,000,000.  "HON.   (!L0.   -\.   >' oX.   I'j-'siilull*.  i��. t".  Wamci;i:. tu-n. Mat).  GOLD DUST PURCHASED. HONG KONG DRAFTS SOLD.  EXCHANGE ou all parts of the world bought ancl sold.  London Agents���The Bank of Scotland.  ?? Cranbrook Branches  H. SMYTHE, Manager.  <arU-�� ' att��*^r^��^rt.^4-'^���� Miss Ethel Webb will recite a  Qj/IJE   qgVQwpZKAOX*    descriptive  piece  on   the  death  and burial of General Wauchopo  at the Opera House on Monday  night,  Fort Steele  J. W.  SATURDAY   MAUCLi 'il.  V.KXl  LOCAL NEWS NOTES.  J. T.   Kesler ,1ms   returned   to  "Spokane from Southern California, and will be in Fort Steele iu  a short time to inaugurate work  on tho Star group of mine*".  The entertainment, on Mondav  Hvening will bo of such, 'a  acrer  body.  that   will deliirlr  ehar-  verv-  Remember that Pre.->t the photographer will visit Fort Steele  next Tuesday, and then only  visit monthly afterwards. See  advertisement tor particular-,.  R. O ' Jennings is up at the  Qua litre 11 superintending the  work on ,that claim.' It is looking better a> the svork proceeds.  There   is   some   inqnirie.-  properties on the  Sullivan  North Star hill*.,  great   activity    in  during the co!niiig_sumim-r.  .    NOTICE.  \-itic- is Iii i'i.\ j-i-.iu I'm ,ni ,i]i,>hc iiii.,  .wi! In n-nili lutln i.i ,.i\ ,i H\i A-.-.1 inlily <��f  I'm i''-vim- nl I'i.iisIi ('.il-rnlii.i .u lis ]i< \*i  j_s.i,uj Im ,iji \i t in ni<'ii'i����i ui- i Count in\  "���Allinuiwi-!- In -.���'���i'sirui-1 < <i"il)��- ii].i::ii.*.iii -ui'l  ���ijiitju* .} 1 mi* mj lijjis ol ti li lJlio.n* .1mLim-.iI  "-���irlcs  i)fi\*,t*i nulls'-^ i*-, iici i iuil, plant   ,*uiii  ;ilj  ->U( Il  ''ill'  I     .ippllUlll'fS     .!.-,     Lit*     lift LS-,,ll*_V     .111(1  l>iupi*i !iu Ui,* j^i-iiri.liini^ ul i li I'tiiritv iiroUi-'i  jumiT ,iinl truiihinltlinj.- Ui" ��..tii!*>    within   .tn.i  throuKlioul  tin* Disii-ii-i oll'.ist Ki Ktcn.iy .in.l  \iirious 'rciwnsitcs in tin- s.iUI   District   .is   tin,  Coiii.miiv from I line to uiu-' <lc-lri*mlnos. and to  construct    mainLiin,   .mil ij)>oi.He   tin-   s.mui  ulonjf lilt- sides of. and aeiossoi iiDdi-i unyhlKh-  wn*,. siiui-ts. pulillr l��iuJn'-s��>i- an\ such plitci-s  in Oicsanl District as ilieConipiiny irom tiiiu* to  timr. determines and to   consiruet.   cicct,   and  maintain   such anil   so uuny   polos and other  work*, and ill-vices as tlii- C'oiniuny  deems  tie  ccssaiy foi nuil-in-*, couiplotliiK, supponint,', us-  ni!*-, uorkitiL,', Dpi-nitliiL! ami   maintaiiilni.'   tin.  system of commuiiu-.-i.iion bv telephone or oil- ���-  trlsul wc,rl(s,i>owcr houses. f,'i-ii<;r.iUi>i,'plant and  other appliances, and to open or lircuk np nn,\  pin t or parts of siud hijili-Aiivsor streets Js often  as tlio siiid Coin puny Its iif,"t*iits oillcersor wgrlr-  mon think propi-i-. aud for cli-o  puri>os<-   nf   lnc  imilcruifiiw,' to purchase, ac-i'tir--- or leusi* and  hold and sell and dispose ofi-r surrender liinds  huildintc-i or ti'neuients within tho limits iifoi-.--  .sulcl ami to ptireh.i-ie or Ii-iam-* for any  u-rni ot  veins, any telephone lino established or to  In*  established ill Ilrillsli ColuiuMa lontiocUiiK oi  to bo connected wuh tho llnt'.s -wlitoli tlu- Coin-  pany may construct and  to jmivhaso or loaso  far any term or years the ilishi of Un- comp'wn  to I'onstiuct .wnl luainlimi ua\   sm-h  tclcptioui-  lino and to ain.tluatnute Willi or In.ise its lino or  linos or any portion or |>ort!iiiis tlion-of to unv  company possessing a.s piopneu r any  lino ol  tcli'plion.- fomtiutmcuiim euniicetlin-- m   to ho  i connilvicii with the siijd Oonip.iiilos lino oi* linos  , Iind   lo .ic'iuui*  lands - bonuses.   |iri\ Hem's i)r  i oihei aids from ,in\ poison tu   Ihh1\   corporate  .md with all ollu-i usiitil, utsi'Ssim m   Inelileu-  tiil   u^-lits.   poAtis   oi   prnilcj-es .is may   bo  , lu-ooss.irN m imidinlal to tlio .Ut.iuinu-iuof the  There   Will be | aho\t ol)j< ots o- ,\tn of them.  that    section'      l-atui thi- Isfitiij of mhk*u imw  it via i:y .v Mi-c'Ai>'i'i:i;  Sol.oilois tin the Al-lilU-uuts  lor:  and :  Monday,  April 2nd  Grand Recital  In Song %,Story  By MISS ETHEL WEBB  ELOCUTIONIST  Assisted By  W. Graham Hodsdon  i    , - c  '     (  Don't Miss this Eoiertainmeni.  F*r  oiessiiOMa;  NORTE   STAR   LODGE  j'oirr S'n-i;i>i: ii c  NO. 30.  A. F. AND A.  M.       G. R. B. C.  Ki-Miil.ir ineellnrs- Is-, ��� Tuesday in ,t*aer.  month nt eUht o cloolt. Visiting l'letliorn are  cordnillv invited.  A. \V Hi.kasiiki.i,. sucretary.  Koberi Lee of Edmonton, and  L.   H.   Hogan,    Pincher   Creok,  | were in town on'Wednesday. >  a>  Thomas   Starbird   and   H.   F  NOTICE. "  '        T.il.t; notice tli.it 1 have in Kb   applu.ition  i tothe tlonoi.ible Tin- Commissioner oi^iSiiuls  i "*  and Woiks for a special licoas    to cut timhti  A. W. Blea-sdeli left for Skoo-  k'im Chuck on Thursday  last   to  look after   hi.-s   uiining   interests |  in that section.  Coilett came down  mere on Thursdav  Tom, Winder-  , Now is tho'time to insure.  Re-  "inember the fate of the  International Hotel, and call at once on  M. A. Bkalk, K'  Agent Imperial Insurance Co.  Ben   Pugh   ai.rived  from the norlh ou Thursday last  Ben is lookinir well.  A most enjoyable musical and  literary treat at the Opera Elouse  on Monday evening.  Dr. John Barber is sjek at  hospital -with pneumonia.  on tho Cio'mi Lauds !n.iLin.iftei mini- p.ututi-  lar!\ -ie^eiibod situate neai I'lU Itlvei about  two .lilies noith of fi-nne in the Distnetof  Kast Kootenav Cominonciiif; at a post "- mile  north ftf/m the .V W ciirner of l.oc:iui~- thenee  II town ] west ���', a mile, theneu south-one half ,i mile  tlience west I', .miles. Thc��e-.' south 'i of a  mile thence; east l'i miles, thonce north i'i  miles to place of beijinnr.u'. Coiitaimn*,' KHU),  acres moie 01 less  IIKSKl" 110WAKD  Peiin;. Ii C. M.nelitith. IliuO.  the  ..  N. A.  Walliuger is  putting  new fence about hi.-s place. .  . K~. A. Kiinpton, the Windermere merchant, i.s,taking in the  sights of .Fori Steele. ^  Mrs. Dil&e has a consignment  of milliuery, 'consisting of, thS*  latest styles which will (-arrive  tibout tho 1st Of April. "  C. T"*. Hill, dejiu'ty collector of  customs al Port Hill. Idaho, goes  oui of office today, and now the,  ���people of Bonner's Ferry are  wondering who will be appointed  Jo (i]J his pliicc;.  The Rev. D., Lang will preach  in the Presbyterian Church here  to-morrow at :-' p. m. His ser-  nvon will have a special interest  t'.i young people.  A dance will be given in the  Opera House on Easter Monday,  April Hi.       .  VV.  C'rahani Hodsdon will sing  the "Absent-Minded Beggar" at  the: Opera Mouse .on Monday  evening.  Then* N an opportunity Ior  some good reliable, pushing citizen lo secure tho agency of the  Imperial Life Assurance Company by applying lo the Provincial Manager. J.'W. W. Stewart  at Vancouver. ' '"  It is learned that several cottages will.be built, hero this summer. There i-- an unprecedented demand for desir.able tenements. A number of families  will take up there abode here  l his suinnicit  Before purchasing- see the  n iwesl and latest styles of millinery at, Mrs, Dilse's establishment at Fort Sti'cle. ,:"  James   Carroll  was in town on W  of   Kimberley  sdiH'sdav   hist.  The citizens of Cranbrook tendered a banquet to F. E. Simpson,of the Herald on Thursday  evening, giving him a good seucL  oil* on his far northern journey.  Tub PitosPECTOK hopes that  Mr. Simpson will return with a  pocket full orf gold nuggets.   '  No one should miss the entertainment at the Opera House on  Monday evening. Those who  have had the pleasure of hearing Mr,. Hodsdon sing, say it  would be difficult td find his superior.  " AV..   R.   Ross   and  .1.   H.   Fink  went to Cranbrook vesterday.  David Griffith was in town several days during the week sizing  up the political situation.  Daily war bulletins have"been  discontinued, the public having  seemingly lost interest iii the  preseni news from South Africa.  We have on  by our reader  circular o1'  lilf   lor   reference  s ,th'e   laiest   price  the McMillan  Wool   Co ,    Minneapolis,  dated March (."tit.    Their  tiseuicnt will be iouiid   in  ei* column, and we take  iu    recomuiejidinir   any  who have goods in .heir  ship to them.  New Deal on the Red Line.    .  It is rumored that a new  deal  is now on   for   the  purchase  of  the Red Line group of mines,  in  the. Windermere   district,   on   a  basis of sbio.fiO.i   for   the   property.    The. new bond stipulating  that  sri.ouii  worth   of  work   be  .done each   month.      The  names  o'f   the   prospective   purchasers  are noi li'iven. in tact   the   rumor  cannot lie traced to tiny  dolinite  ,'tnoth- j source,' although    il    is   certain  pleasure | that a new deal is on.  parties '  'The   Milwaukee'  A   familiiii*  mime  for the-   Chicago.  Mil-A-aukee iV Si. Paul K-iilwav. known  i -  all over the Union as tlie Great Hail-  way rnnnino the ������J'imicc) Lhnitid."  trains every day and nielli hetwccn St.  Paul and "Chicago, and Omaha and  Chicago. "���The only perfect, trains in  the world." Jnclci'itand: Connection;*  are made with All Tiatw-ontiincntal  Lines, a-j-jiirin" to paiseiijyers the best,  service known. .Luxurious roaches-,,  electi'ic light***, -steam liu-it. ol ;t verity  equaled by no other line.  See that your ticket reads via '"The  .Milwaukee" when soiny to any point  in the United Stales or Canada." All  ticket agents ��cll them.  For rates, pamphlet--, or  other  information, address. _,  J.W.Casey.         ('. J. F-doy.  Ti.h  I^iss Alii . (,'cnei.il Anent.  'SUATTIiE, WASFT.    I'OKTT.A.Vn. OH.  I Fort Steele  $   " ���  i  I  p.  m  Co.. Ltc  GRASSICK   &   DEMPSEY.  0  CONTRACTORS  AND  BUlLlDBRS.  Fort   Steele   ti.C  Fort  Steele  %���  Cranbrook  Wholesale and Retail  DEALERS IN  * GROCERIES  * CROCKERY  ��-  Fur A*  Minn .  a elver-1  me   to  R. L. T (i-albraitli returned  from a month's trip to Spokane  and the coast cities on Friday of  last week, .-.toppiiii; ;ct the West,  Kootenay re-serve on his ivay  home.  E. A.   11 ;n irre:ivi's   of  (jitv. Oresron. arr|V'er| in  'Friday of last week'. , lie  \hg about ..the   territory.  view of -iocatinsr-' -  Hard on Publishers.  The last lew months has been  hard on the bitr publishers. A  short time a,<ro the Harper's became involved in tiiianeial difficulties, and now the well known  firm of U. Applelon it Co.. is in  the hands of a receiver.  Empire  (own on i  is look-  with   a  Paris   Exposition.  I'ari.s. March 1.I7.   -.At ciihinef  cOuticil'lield today1 if .was decided   to, ollio-ially   ina.u^iirafe   (lie  Paris e.xiiositioi) Sa turd ay, April  Notwil list and injr   tiK  down of's<;voral mines in  tne- vicinity of 'Windermere,   a.   hu'.^e  number of prospectors will ,<ro to  . thafycountrytliis year. Several  people left. .Libby.', Montana ������  few day's ago lo prospect, in ���  'Mountains.'thereabouts.  ,  .. .iris e.xpos  closing j���J4.  the  CALGARY FLDUR  '0  1DL  c��>*��ni*ii��,r��'i��'. .-n>i'-    -  nil   II M'   IfisI'.'. st>.. j  HI'ITl'l-M*  or  KI-U'U". ���  lllll.ll, HVS-4  <��r *i*i��s"r��Ti:.  UJKRIUTV, lli<? beiH-Jlt-i i>r <'��'* ��"�����!�� In  nrc mo��t uiunltVnt.  By the aid of The 15. & I-. lCiniikion. I h iw  Cotten rid ofi h.ickln-< loul-Ii wlncli li.ul u-" ililo.l  mc for over a year, and havogaincci coi��.idei-  .ibly In weight.  T. H. WINGHAM. C E., Montreal.  50c. and $1  per Bottle  DAVIS * LAWRr.N'CB CO., Limited,'  MOSTRKAL.  Prevented a Tragedy.  Timely ��� iiilciriiiiition niwn Mi's.  (iet)i-��" Lcmji. of NTi'w Slraitsvillu. Ohio  |iruvciitccl :i tlri-iicUul I rft^cdy and  siivcd two lives. A frijjlilful cotiyli liail  lotiH Uupt licr iLWtikc every iii��ln. She  Jiticl tried many remedies and doetoi-a  hnlsieiidily ��re\v worse until tti-j-eil lo  try Dr. Kin<>'.s Now Discovei-y. One  bottle wholly cured her. and ^he writes  this ui-ii-volou**. niedieine uImi cured Mr.  Lon<; ol it >o\orc uttiielr of I'netinioniii.  Sneh euros ,u*e iiosilivc proof ol the  iniUcliless merit of l.hii-. ��i-:ini( l-oiuedy  for t-iii-inji .ill thro.it. ellc-sl and hltii;  li-oulilcs. Kwry liotllc ->iiiir.-iiiti-(-cl.  'I'l-i.ll holtle Irei* ill A. \\*. Itleiis.lell's  Drti"- Slnre..  *���  %  m  M  'M:  #  #  0.  *  I  MENS   FURNISHINGS  GLASSWARE  BOOTS   and   SHOES  Giant   Powder  Fuse   and   Caps  HAY    and    OATS  *  m  *  S  *  m.  w  m  w  w  '&  A  KIMPTON  WINDEUMEKE  &  &  PITTS  DONALD  Doii'lmiss the eiit(;rtainnieiit  ill. the Opera. House: on   Monday  evening. ,.  Don't. I.!ttn'< UiatiiM.-s'b.vUi.lciii^' whiskey  ui- lirniidy Ui Hett.le the .stoinacli or stop  a chill'!.' I'liin-Killer in hot, wtiter  sw-ei;t,ened will do yon more yowl.  Avoid .si.tlwtital.es, I here's l>;it One l-'njn  lsiller. ferry Davis',    iic. and fidi.-.  General iVlerchat-its  Mining supplies a Specially  Miners going northward via Canoe River Route will find it a large  saving and convenience to procure their supplies at Donald.  SOLE AGENTS Tor  Canton  Steel Company  W.i i i dor mere,- (..��o I d en and, Do mil d  .������Mining Divisions.  Agents at Windermere for the California Giant Powder Co.  roiti* Sirki.k Ukvki.opmkntSvniiicateLtd  1H8 r.eiulciilitill Street. London. England.  N. A. WALLINGER,        FORT STEELE.  POST Ol'KlCE HOX.8  THOMAS    McVITTIE  B'ort Steele-B.C.  //. L. C.UMMI NS.  P; L. S.  ii- (J. E,  Port Steel" B.C.  It. w. litjtcuHsa.  VV. K. Koss.  ROSS & HERCIIMER.  Barristers    , -      -     Solicitors  NOTARIES PUBLIC  CONVEYANCERS. . .  F6rt  Steele,   B.   G  X.    EDO  LANDS and MINES  "NOTARY PUBLIC  CONVEYANCER  Fort Steele, B. C.  Cico. S. McCactur. .f. .\. Harvey  HARVEY & McCARTER  ( _ ,  hurristcrb,  Solicitors.   Notaries Public,  Conveyancers etc.  FORT  STEELE. B.  C.  '   KKVHLSTOIvK STAT10.V and GOLDEN'  COLLECTIONS      PROMPTLY      MADE.  i        i C  Bougleis  Cprsein .  ( u l  fGM-MD.)  . OFFICE -Itivorsi'le Avenue.    '  <        '��� c    '  Next Door to Hleasde-lt's Drug'Store.  "E. J. SCOVIL  ���5S   N'OTAHY prnr,rc    *  ,.,,.,     .. tf  I-'iri-. Life. Accident. Insurance.  i Heal Estate and MIX1XG BROKER.  i '   ,  /���*       WINDERMERE,    B.   C.       *   ������  I'ETKHUOKOUGII. i   i ,  T. H'. TAYLOR,,C. E.  PROVINCIAL   LAND   SURVEYOR  Sttrvo.v.-.  Mines, etc-  ot   .Minoi'iil   clai nib. Roads.  WIXDEJtMlilJJI*:   li. C  NOTICE. .  Miss A. McNeish will ti-un.sin;t, hti.-i-  nos- us Oi*ess Maker in the, town of  t'ort Sleelo unci will bu- ]��10iihC(l tc> vc-  ceivi; ot'iler.s 1'i'oni now on at, D. Mo-  iVeihhV private roMclenee. , Ordi,>r.s will  ho. promptly attended to.  ROYAL  HOTEL  KIM L5flitLKY.   ti.  C.  cii  'hi* l''iiH-*-t   Lii|iior.s  lar.s and   IJest Knriii-  and  .hi-il  Kooin.s  in Town.  J.   I.   GATES,   Prop.  Prest*  THE  PHOTOGRAPHER  -  VISITS -  PORT STEELE  On the following dates:  ii  Vv  April :!.  May 11.  -Itti-ii-   II.  ��� IlllV    111.  17  and  mid  unil  mi  Ki.  I.'i.  1    IS.  r.  Ollior dales given la-tor.    '  i- .     ���    v ��� , ���  Oriloi's' for .Picture Framing- loft with  Mr.    .Kershaw     will   receive;-,   prompt  attoritiVinV--;

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