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The Prospector May 24, 1902

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 <y  I  J, F. Aviaotrcnf  /-'f^"  1  -i."nJTjj'-uarij-iruinj-inj^runjTrinjTJan..;;  AIINKHAL    I'lJODUCTION   OK  HAST   KOOTI'.N'AY   DIVISION*  IN    Iiml      $2,850,289 ,  '<��� Lruru\!tlnjnlnjijr\jisuu\jiiutlriiri^  ,vO/iJ|>nm**��***'jTn��Lnj"u^  AIlNKItAL" 1'KODUCTION   OF ;?  HI'ITISH   COI.UMIIIA   IN'   1U01 -5  $20,713,501 3  Vol. S.  FORT STEELE, E. C, SATURDAY, MAY 24, 190>2.  No 21,  New AdvertisementsTb-Qay.  CiiiKulltiii l'acllli" liuilivny  ...Put.;.;  ��,tf -cfrftE-frtrtr-r t"- 6-fr *-��-��>*�� * ctrrfrCf*-  t    MINERAL FLOAT.     J  Thomas Armstrong is doing  the iissessnienl. worlc on a very  promising looking proporty on  Wild Horse creek.  If. W. Ross, Spokane, visit oil  the Oranby group ol' claims , on  Saturday last. U'e reports a fair  showing of galena of a concentrating character. The claims  are situated on Lewis creek,  ��� The mining; man, prospector  or investor'will iind something  worthy' of his attention in'the  ' great Fort Steele mining division  of British Columbia., .    -  All advices leads us to the belief that tho copper situation i.s  strong and everything connected  - with it, is in a healthy condition,  and there i.s no reason why a  still further improvement should  not take place soon.  Where the ore deposits are a  low grade copper or lead proposition the profit,margin must be  much larger than with low grade  gold mining.  Dave Newell is now engaged  doing thc annual assessment  work on the Bald Mountain.property.  ��� Messrs Smith and Sherwood  are placer mining on a bar near  the Wild Horse creek bridge. 0  W. P. Henry is now engaged  in running a tunnel through  gravel to the rim-rook, just  above- tho old- international  ground.' Tt is repoYtcd that he  is taking out good pay'dirt.'  ���  No couiitryin the -world ��� presents, ii wider field for mining  than British Columbia.  No district in British Columbia  has' a. more beautiful or varied  supply of minerals than Southeast Kootenay.  The Estolla mine has a great  deal of ore blocked out. * A concentrating plant will be installed  at Tracy "creek this year.  The North Star mine has resumed operations again in earnest, some forty men are employed.        ��� ���  The production of thc precious  metals are absolutely essential  to the progress of the district.  This production is a legitimate  and invaluable industry..  By systematic exploration of  our mountains, vast bodies of  minerals will be brought to light  which otherwise would remain  unknown.  Wild Horse creek and its tributaries will yet be ihe camp of  Southeast Kootenay and the  many fine prospecls now being  developed will be the means of  making Fort Steele the, liveliest  town in the district.  Just as- soon as the snow,is  sufficiently , gone in the. Wild  Horse district, work will bo resinned on the Tiger anil Poorman  group of mines.  The object of the provincial  government is to encourage- the  growth and thorough .'development- of the mining industry in  every district of the province.  With the North-Star and Sullivan mines shipping ore, Kimberley will again lie one of the  liveliest towns in the district.  In Southeast, Kootenay no line  of business lias shown 'such'  steady, and marked ��� development  and    advancement    in  activity  mining.'  The era of large operations  with small expenses and moderate pro tits must, bo recognized in  this district.  There are hundreds of prospects in this district, with development, that may prove to be  bonanzas.  With the breaking of winter  the unmistakable signs of activ-  , i.  ify immediately became manifest  among tho placer comp'tnies on  Wild 1-Jorse creek.  Summer is here and hy-  d ran lick ing goes ou among the  placer mines on Wild Horse  creek, and a good run is promised before the season closes.  It is an undisputed fact that  some of the best, mining properties'1 in Southeast Kootenay- are  tributary fo Fort Steele.  TRANSPORTATION    WANTED  EXCURSION   TO   WASA.  Initial Trip of the North Star, as An  ���       Excursion Steamer.  The first of a series of river,  excursions,to take place during  the summer season, arranged by  Captain Armstrong of the steamer North Star, took place on last  Monday afternoon, when a  large and enthusiastic crowd  of Steelites boarded the North  Star for a steamboat ride on the  Kootenay river and an outing at  Wasa.  Leaving Fort Steele at 1:30 p.  m., the North Star; started on  the first river excursion which  has ever taken place, on' the  upper Kootenay river.' It'was a  trip which were its ti;ue merits  for beauty of scenery known,  would rival the tar , famed Hudson river. ' From the landing at  Fort Steele there is not a moment  that one cannot, finer pleasure  and'dolighl, in studying the formation, and prospective landscape little,, turns and crooks in  the river, to add to the already  novel and beautiful ever changing, picture. Tli ere is nothing  more delightful than a steamboat  ride on a beautiful and picturesque river, in a staunch and safe  steamer, under a skilful pilot,  such as Captain Armstrong, aud  the steamer North Star. , The  run to Wasa occupied two hours  which passed much too quickly  for the excursionists.'  Upon arriving at Wasa, Mr.  Hanson, with a number of residents were at the landing to  welcome the pleasure seekers  from Steele. On landing the  visitors wended their way, some  to tho hotel, others sought the  lakes, while some proferred to  roam through the beautiful  forest groves and picnic in a real  old fashioned way.  There is not a more beautiful  spot in Southeast Kootenay for  a picnic than Wasa, it is an ideal  outing place, and nothing is  more=delightful than the genuine  old fashioned welcome which .'is  generously tendered to all by  mine host Mr, Nils Hanson. ' 7  ���' At 0:45,. the .steamer started on  her return trip, an.I when Steele  was reached everybody was do-  lighted at,the. success of the excursion, as tlie whole trip was  one, of extreme pleasure to all on  board. __.  A vole of thanks was.'tendered  fo Captain Armstrong for the  special .pains, taken l>y him to  make the initial excursion a  source of pleasure to all.  I '    ' Geological Survey.  ,J. W; G. Leach, who last year  had  charge   of   the   Geological  during  the  past  three years as surveys in the Crow's Nest Pass  mining. I locating government coal   lands,  Nor is the   immediate field   of j-was expected in Fort Steele this  progress  confined   to Southeast  week, to make arrangements foi  Kootenay,'   but. the  entire   province  is  exhibiting  a  spirit I of  another years' work on the sam.e  liues as last year.  Some   Facts Regarding-   the   Mining  Outlook of the District.  The< principal wealth producing minerals of Southeast.  Kootenay has so far been silver-  lead and coal, with a small  annual output of gold ' from the  placer mines.  Many gold quartz prospects  are now being developed ou  Wild Horse and Perry creeks.  The prospecting and development of galena propositions in  the Sol kirks and the main range  of Ihe Rockies goes steadily on  and a, number of properties have  reached a condition that, shipments can be made. ,  Copper in paying quantities is  known to exist at Tobacco Plains  on thc headwaters of the St.  Mary's river, and in the main  range of the Rocky Mountains.  ��� Large deposits of iron haye  been located on Bull river.  Dibble creek and Baker, Mountain. Tlie big .iron beds of the  district will no doubt surprise  the world in production' and  quality when once it enters upon  the producing stage.  'All over< Southeast Kootenay  there are mines that are rapidly  being developed. Perhaps in no  section of the province is tho  outlook for mining brighler than  in the Fort Steele Mining  Division. In-the mountains, on  both sides of the Kootenay river  tho prospector and mi ire owner  are slowly hut surely" driving  tunnels, or sinking shafts to cut  the numerous veins .which out-  crop',on the mountains.  In,, Southeast Kootenay' is  found three, large producing  mines, one the St. Eugene pronounced to.be the largest silver-  lead ui'ino on the American Continent: Yet, we find the mining  industry of the district, handicapped by lack of transportation  and we are sure, that it.would be  to the interest, of the Canadian  Pacific Railway, also the Groat  Northern, ��� to investigate thc  mining possibilities, and chances  for tonnage. Tho quiet, yet, persistent development of the mineral resources, the'.daily increase  of ore on dumps of properties  now being worked, all demand  increased railway facilir.ies.  To build railways requires  substantial evidence of tonnage.  The questions which always  arise when enterprises looking  towards the development of the  district are inaugurated have all  been met and answered: The  Estolla mine, situate on Tracy  creek, has a large amount of ore  blocked out, the owners will install a large concentrating plant  this summer. The Tiger Poor-  man group of mines has ore  enough on the dump to become a  shipper; while other small properties have' 'a considerable  amount of, ore ready for shipping  To the north, in the Windermere  district a large daily tonnage is  ���in'sight awaiting the ail vent of a1  railway.;  Smelters, in tlie 'Kootenay  valley are assured as soon'as the  pfqinotors receive the ' necessary  informal ion regarding preliminary, railway arrangements.  While there are many, doubters  in the district, 1-hero are a_still  larger number of mine owners  who have a linn faith in tlie  future who have foresight  enough to put l.heir^ji.flairs iiifo  condition to anticipate the coming of tho iron horse.  inspection of properties owned  by the company, and located  near the North Star and Sullivan  mines. " --  Activity in Lumber,  There is increased activity  among the timber men in South  'east Kootenay. During the past  winter many million feet of saw  logs have- been cut, .and tho  annual output of manufactured  lumber,' will be doubled this  year.r  If is stated that about 300 men  are now at work in tlie,'different  camps, besides as many more  seat'.ered all over the district engaged in getting out ties.,  �� At. Wasa, Mr. Hanson has  nearly a million feet of choice  lumber ready for shipment.  DESTRUCTIVE SNOW STORM.  Card of Thanks.  The trustees, staff��� and pupils  of the public school desire gratefully jto acknowledge the kindness of Captain Armstrong of  the steamer "North Star"' in  providing gratuitously the means'  of so; much pleasure and profit  at tthe excursion to' Wasa on  Monday. They jtvish, him and  his-venlures all success.  "7    "-.   '       Per Committee.  Kootenay River Rising.  The Kootenay river rose  twelve inches in the past twenty  four hours ending at G p.m. Fri-,  day. The rise today will be considerable as every tributary  stream is adding its quota to the  angry volume of water that is  flowing in the Kootenay.  Cer'tifi-  Extension  of  Free   Miner's  cates.  The Minister ��� of Mines has  presented the following b'ill in  theo Provincial Legislature; to'  further relieve the ��� members ,of  the - Canadian forces ' in' South  Aff'ica from complying with the  provisions of the "mineral" and  "placer mining" acts in respect  of mining properties held by  them. ,  1. . This-Act, may be cited as  thcc "Canadian Contingent Exemption Act, 1901'."      ���  2. The Canadian Contingent  ExempJ-ion Act, 1900," aud the  "Canadian Contingent Exemption Act Amendment Act, 1901,"  are hereby repealed.  3. All Free Miners' Certificates held by members in any  capacity i)f the Canadian or Imperial forces who are now serving,   or  who   have  Will Visit Southonst Kootenay.  . Leslie Hi H.C.E., has been  appointed attorney for the Hastings Exploration Syndicate. It  is reported that Mr. Hill will  visit Southeast Kootenay during  the  coining   month   on a tour of  served, in  South Africa, aud in force at  the time said members left British Columbia, shall, without any  further payment, be extended  until midnight of the 31st day of  May, 1903, all matters and things  in the "Mineral Act'" and amending Acts and the "Placer Mining  Act".and amending Acts to the  contrary notwithstanding.  4. The assessment work, on  all minerai claims so field under  the provisions of the "Mineral  Act" and amending Acts by any  member of any of the said forces  now serving, or having served,  in South Africa, shall be deemed  to have been done one calendar  month before the time of the  holder leaving British Columbia,  and therefrom continuously uiitil  midnight on the 3lst day of May  TD03. ';"' '  7 ' . ' '',-==  i' Ti. All claims .that -may be  held under the "Placer Mining  Act,'' and amending Acts by any  of the members of said forces  shall be considered as laid over  continuously from a day one  calendar month before flic holder  thereof left British Columbia,  until midnight on the 31st day of  May, 1903. ,  Recent rains have improved  crop conditions.  No change is reported in the  price of lead.  Elk   River Bridge  Carried   Away.���  ,    Crow's Nest Railway Service  Disorganized. , ,  The most severe storm that  has visited Southeast Kootenay,  for several years was that of  Sunday last. If practically se-t.  in on Saturday night, and rained"  continuously until Sunday noon  when it developed into a most  severe snow storm. At Tracy  creek 20 inches of snow fell, at  Fernie ten inches, at'Fort Steele  the ground was covered to a  depth of three inches. That the  storm covered a,largo area was  evident, and not. till late on Monday morning did the storm abate  its fury.  No large amount of snow fell  west of the Koolenay river, but  a large and heavy fall is.reported  to the east in" the Rockies. Tho  result of the storm is that, every  river and mountain stream is  raging, and a large amount of  damage done. On the Crow's  Nest railway conditions are bad,  several bridges are out, huge  landslides and washouts have  taken place, and it'is hot probable that the road will be open  for traffic for several days, although every effort is being.-put  forth by the company to re-establish the service.  '���  On Wednesday evening word  was received at the. Government  office that the long .bridge crossing Elk river had gone out: No  washouts have" been reported  north of Fort Steele.  Advices received on Thursday  from Elko,, state1 that the big  bridge across Elk river, on the  main trunk road' to Tobacco  Plains was,, completely washed  out on Wednesday. All communications between Elko, and the  Plains i.s. interrupted. Government Agent, Armstrong left Fort  Steele on Thursday, morning to  make, arrangements ' for the  putting in of a ferry boat.  Advices received on Friday  sta,te that the upper bridge ou  Sand creek is also washed away,'  but this i.s of little-, importance.  On .Thursday there,, were no  trains on the Crow's Nest Branch  On Friday a report was received from tho government  agent, Mr. Armstrong, that  the Elk river, bridge was a  total loss, the entire structure  being carried away. He also  stales that there is danger of the  Coal creek bridge going out.  The railway bridge at this, point  is also in danger.       .        ���  During the last twenty-four  hours the Kootenay river has  risen nearly two feet, every  tributary stream, is swollen, and  the water of the Kootenay is  now at high water mark, and  .with a few days warm weather,  there is   no' telling how high it  will go..   .       :7.'',���-,   .'"' 7" '   -  All the bridges,in the northern  portion of the district, have been  inspected and- pronounced iii  good qondifion.  ������-.' ;  Latest Storm.Reports.  .Friday,  May '-i'S-.���Trade  blocked,   traffic   suspended  mail service demoralized  on   the  Crow's Nest railway.  The railway bridge, at Coal  creek is in' adangorous.condition  Michel creelc bridge east of  FernieAvenf out oh Thursday..  The Belly river , has cleaned  out. the big bridge at Lethbridge  and St. Mary's river has washed  out three miles of track.  Heavy mud and rock slides  near 'Kitchener block trains from  tho. west.  Telegraph lines down   east  of  Fernie, all rolling stock tied   up  on thc Crow's Nest Branch:       .  Fencing at Tobacco PlainB.  There   is  a movement on foot  lo put a fence along the International boundary at Tobacco  Plains. The sotllers are moving  in the matter and it,is likely that  something will be done to protect the ranges' in the vicinity  of the boundary that are now being over-run by cattle and'horses  coming from the south. .    ,  MINE  EXPLOSION  AT    FERNIE  IS  md  One Hundred and Sixty Miners  Entombed.���Mine on Fire  ,, '* 0  S-jui'Ial io Thk I'uospei'Tiik.  Fernie, May 23.���A terrible  explosion of gas occurred in  the Coal Creek mines at 7 p.m.  last evening. One hundred and  fifty miners are killed or wounded. ' The mine , i.s said to be ou  fire. All communication between  the'mino and Fernie is cut off.  Fernie, May 211���The explosion at tho Coal Creek mines,  which occurred at 7:30 p.m. on'  Thursday evening was'the worst  fatality'that has ever occurred  in Southeast, Kootenay; no detailed report of the disaster is  obtainable.   ���  Latest report:���A terrible explosion occurred in theoinines of  the Crow's Nest Coal Co. at Coal-  crook, last Thursday evening at-  7:30 p.m., entombing ' from 160  to' 175 miners, and setting the  mine on fire. Several .were  taken out from near the entrance  dead, the remainder have all  perished either by suffocation or  being burnt to death. Tho Coal  Company have shut off all communication between the mine  and town aud no further particulars are obtainable. No explanation Jias yet been made as to  the cause of tho explosion, ft  stated that at least 1-10 are still  entombed in the mine.  The explosiou occurred in No.,  2 mine, which carried death to  l;")0 miners, only five bodies hav*  so far been recovered. Not a  man escaped from No. 2 mine,  and only 21 from No. 3." Rescuing parties are hard at work,  but gas makes operations slow.  The town is grief stricken,' the  cries of widows and orphans are  heard on all sides.  The Crow's Nest, Coal mines,  in which the explosion occurred  are situated on Coal creek some  six miles from the town of  Fernie, having immediate connection with the town by rail  and telephone.     ;  There are three working seams  at Coal Creek which have been  extensively developed, which  gave employment to nearly 1,000  men. Many nationalities 'are  represented by tho working  -force at the mine, the Slav element being most prominent,  though Scandanavians: Italians,  English and: Welsh miners-''are  freely represented. The mines  are worked from levels. There  arc'no ascending or descending  in cages. The ventilation' of. the  mine and the removal of the in*  flammable gases was carefully  looked after by the 'management  the most modern system of yen-  '.tilating plants having been installed. -.Every precaution ."was  observed for the safety-df the  men'employed. '  Resigned.  . Nurse Ruth Folsou, matron at-  the'.Diamond Jubilee Hospital at  Fort Steele, has tendered ' her  .resignation to 'the Board of  Directors lo take effect on 28th  of June. :  The Gun Club.  Members of the Fort Steela  Rod and G-uiy Club were shooting at: the traps on Thursday  afternoon. Several good scores  were made. THE PROSPECTOR    FORT STEELE,   B.  C., MAY 21,   1902.  ��ijj> $}p0&p����k0K<  ESTABLISH I?! >     IM*.     .  A. B. Graces,  ITBLISIIKK    ANp,   KDlTOlt.  THE PROSPECTOW, is published  e>crv SatiirJiiv/.,tii'ul lias a guaranteed  c,idilation larger ilianiuiy other paper  In la-i Kootenay. It is all home Printed  and contains double il.e-.iic-.vs of any  other papci in the'district,  As  an   .ldvirtisins ���ineJi>:in  it   lsun-  Devotcd id the upbulldhis oU^drt'Steel-e, Alje  development of the vast iiiiuera,l resources o(.  ihe'��iist Kootenay mininn ilistnci., ���     -     .-_���  subscriptions -i..1!: A.-.....'������..A'-S-S-OO'per ;.y;ear  f^vertli^  Cdntril'utions are .solicited'froni all parts of the  district, but-all inauer,-iniended for pubhcaiion  must have the writer's signature.���',;','.- .  -.���,.-;,!,  T Ll IO D A D C Q Is kept ori'tile at the adycr-,  I nlo rMrtrt usiiif-iitifiicy oi; Alaxaiuler  '���'iOb'.;'SuIte"'T"'.'-. FlrSi'National Hanlt"-Uullcluij,'.  Spokane, Wash., where, ccintraets.ean be miute  torit.       ,"',���'''.-''        ���������';��� ���������������: ..'������-������':.-___!_  Tl,!��' Dniinn ;is,:lcept.' on ille^at���;'K. ,0.  ThlS r!aperA'daICKS .A-dv-f-rWj-iiu'  Agency,'eA and OS, .Mereliatu.s'.'Kxehaiii-'tf. San  Francisco. California, where contracts for -.111-  vertisinu can bo.made for it. ..���'.V.''.'".     .'A  I IIIS    raper, Kim & 'Co- Newspaper    Ad-  vetlsinc   Auency.   Montreal,   where- coiitrat'ts  "for advertising can be iiiade for "������-__/_ -,        "A  ���'��� hr-iv';^ "'o.i',-\'<-i'f.As ('i'.":.-sale at -  ' store,. SpokanC'.AVV'ash. .      '���';"'._ -   ������;," - '  .ff vv.*  s '���'���ijoo.it:  re,.'"orm.     Di is 1 in:   oi'tiee   with   a.  fat -salary they are al'ter,/  ���:, - - '*    *,��� ,'"���   ,    ���'        '  T'b.ere is, an old bachelor;"in  this* town who has been waiting  on llio same ��irl . nidre than  twenty, years. He : must lack, a  ���great deal of nerve. 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C,,7May 20,-~.  .Several   vessels -'of'.."the vTvorih  : Allah tic ;S i[u ad roii, left tod a y;';.'. t 0  7u^eet'the French \v;'ii'slii;|),paulois^  .which 7, has 'on 7boai;(:l'7 thpAAdis-'  :.'tui;g''itished7deleg^  to -represent the Frenelr g'ovei'n-  ,meut7at tlio; llcu^huuiL>v^a 11   nionii- ;  meiit dedication7 ;7 Tl>p'; Ua'uloisTi  will be7escoi;toa from '-',the-' C'a[>e>  " to' H an 1 p foil, 7R 0 a 0 %;'t 0, be-in at>by'  'theA-b 111 aitulerofAhe; -72-ToiH'li- yAt-.  .lautT^squjidron. \vlii7-h \yi,ll:'-'con- j'  ! vpy:' her;;7to;7:7Vh'i,i:;l>)ipl is"': fit 7i iie;|  French: vessel 7arrives 6ii'7:schecl-: i  lile;'tii.ue -the7.yisit,v7j7>;��� w'i 11 be7';:for'������' f  taiiily ''.wplcG'm'&dffAtyAuniipf} ii>:  ,-t6iiioi-i';bW;-':.-''b7y7-';7<i.te  iibin ra:issiqn7: :ai nioy: the *����� Dllo vv:Tug  FORT    STEELT  B��  L^rSeg Sampl������7 7Rbqm&^;7  ���A .3:.  - ym.  yy'vyy  77777717727  :-7 7i'r'Kpptenay7:4bfes 7uqtAse^iri7'f Or;;;at  7.':^7 ti'^etv-the- attentionsvVhrc--h''i't:;de:-;  f 7777serves 7 icbuslderihg:77:th7fe777 lar��^.:  'iA^areaslpf'aurifei'p^s;grayel bants;  a 77a "^^i^-^re'"^^  ���77;7;A:'many'A'pf. 7:7the; As'treamJs7 flowing:  f-f'i.^t-hi'pugiv-t'his'd'is  7�� 77!7l'iaye7;;;ljeen;:;':'prpved ;��Atp7:-:tqniitin::  7^ A7gold;'7i.tV'pay.irigAri;uantiti^ 77 It  ,���.' .v . 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Of At Iie7 :y^IlSy��77^*,itli; buf'  77:,'77:fe)v,prp:p;ertjos1Jha  ;:77:,a;'(:lepth .vbejio^y."..^'^!.!��!". jevc'l.:;7None'  7 7: :of ;the,rjiig.;silvei;7lcadA properties  A-���'fnro.trbtibled'.witli water,: a.1'1 yhQ-'  7;7ihg 'drained ;f7by ' na,turaf means.;  ' 7This cireumsfaiice ;i'ehders:;inin-';  ���'���:' A,iiig,in tips district;conrparatively  .������ ��� basy;'aiid7chqap,7'li*c'7 si nrpl if ies 'it  7':;7so:' nnich-'as' to enable men- who  ;ire''hot practicalAniners: to -wbrk;  ',������' 'and develop their mines.-:-Mines.  " ''.;���.'in..-,this :,district-,cair be7'ppened,  7, ."and"conducted wifh.'a small capi--  77,taI7 Al]7thatris rpquii'ed to;;mak(2  ���.���'������ Aprbspects.mineSA in fhiS'district,  is the.erectip'n pf;place;s��� of;treat-'.  7; ment and- 6lieap:?trausportation.;;  7 77 WitL Ai'L eapj lr o me 7 treat me ii t7 f p r  :'.-,.'7-.".t.lie'-.' 'products.',;'' of 7'pur,7mines,;  7' Spvitliea7st7Eooteuay would .take  ;. A7a:prominent place.iii i.he:mineral  ,.,7 industry, of the -world.,. -"������'���  - 7 -,���-..-.-  '.-',-��� The histbry of .'British- Columbia, an'dv.. particularly . that'.of.  :.vS.oiitheast:Kootenay .seems; like  7 7 'a ronmnce'when we read of the:  rapidt development of the coal  and   metriliferous   ���mines'.'-   . -The  . building  of,railways 'under -ad-  ' verse circumstances, the creation  of-large and important towns in  the heart of tlie mountain,ranges  all within   the .space .of a, very  . few years. The construe tion of  smelting'-'aiid reri.ni.ng works  '. -in''"the 'Kootenay,' valley will  prove an important factor in, the  upbuilding -Of: the mining industry- in.this district.   :  ;;idav7 wiil:,co'me tp: this :cit;v7  .. I-,.,,.  -fV:.-.-.-. ......v ��:-...':.,.-.- ..,,; .������'���'.-. i-"'i'..'"W'���!,������>.  7 7777i-mb<7!777I3l^  rbaCfc'p*]s7Avifin,|iig7'bi;i,7iit^7tt)p!',y'#  ;A-7'7EIave'7;vbu7trreti7it.7r'77 f-yy'vy-yy  'fi-iyy?. ii-^ I h '(i'!X#g's: '���'������ tliev ;.ii re' y a lix��.\v.  'Vy.':.k::.���:������������ -y-yy  ���:;��� ViVj A','-'A'A, 'VV^-y' "-' " A ."'''-V'i:'���:,'  abj6..  '������"-ffyfi-yyyy ffy:f-'v'i,yf$'  . A;ft ei "r W b',r'le :h ri&x e r c i s e; *  Canadian  RAIIi,1ATAY  *>ooth(-.i!;'.tir^V7'!  iini'Vc!ea,',;'',rt*-,''.;  move^v^yora-';  noss unci ^tU*V;  m;��i4.VttiU.jrive* the/.ii'ml/'rt'.foelini;  fltrcu^th. ,-, ��� ���.���,V"':..,i.7.v, a'-; .��";-'-'7-'  ���")���'��� l.)iin,!t -take tlie \veakv ^vatfcry \vitcll hazel  preparations7 roprcSiihtCii to ,be"V.*th*^:vsam,e7  as'y.Ponii's' Ji.xtrcct'i'_7 w hiciri easily ;5'o'u'r and  ;generally/ c6.n(tain "wooti ulcoh'ol,'.' a: deadly  poisonl;.;;.;"^ 'f-fy A i'f'if^ff'yiy'fyi. '���yify'- :r''>'7:'7 ���������' ���',  SHORT LIKE  BETWEEN    ���;,  STPAUL����CHICAG0  0MAHA����eHICA60  KafSasCity-CritCAGO.  77��|^M;  ..;.'L.-Y<i.iiI;,7attention' ,is7 :called7 'tp/ the  "Pioncoi*-'Liinitc'd" ti-aiiispribe !1,^lil-  u;aukco7cSt;P:uil -R;ulu;avA''':iTlVe only:  ixyfccttrains in'thc vvoiid.'';. ';: : ''Ay  ''���"��� , You vv-ili tindit. desirable ''to ride on  thfjisc trains when. jfOing to any point in  'thS Eastern Stat'QS or���',;'Canadiir,-'77Tlicy  (���oniieiit'.'. ���.vith.7 .all -Ti'iinscontinental  .'fi-iiin's..' and all Ticket' .Agents. .sell:  ticket--:''' '"'.- - .'-; ������,'���;.'��� ' .'"���- -7 ': 7.-7';.'.- ���'" ��� -'-v."  i''oi',l'ui't,hei';inl'pi'niat:i'oti. ])limphlets,  etc. ask aimTicket -Agent or,; -','���','���''-���',': 77v  k7']7 ' fo^d: 77a7''C-7J- -. W7)X ��������� 7"�����.;;:  May' 2t57ands30.7;: June:: 2Hf. \ J iii y72,  ^M0^iB^^MM:^-^yyJ^  ��� 7;7Pr6in ;R6Sslaiid.'iTrail7 --NelsoTn  an cl in t er mod i a t e pp i 11 ts 77 7 fyyi. f  ���T,d7Mirinkpolis;7|:-:77;.; ^f!^4AM.  ���A7^Chicago';"7'77;-7'7.:i777-7:77,64.5u^  i7W'I>etroit7.:f yif 'Wy'"'$h VM  ^.Montreal;^  ii'^^orre'si^Ondiir^;^^^!^]:?!!^:!!^  ttl 1.7:7 Ko'o teria v'-: poi ii;lS7 -!t f >i TUsuaJ ���  'd^iye'rse;;'rOutes.:':;7A-7"';77;;7;;f7  Me als7 viand 75bGr tiii;7;i'nci ud pd,7-7bn  v'vyif panadiah7;i?aci,n'C'71al\;p/ ii.iyf  "7a..:-77,7    7a ';7steamer5.77777:,���������. yf -.;..  ���-ii.Thrbiigh'bookiiiys7t()l5iiropi':t> VjitAal)  Atlantic.lines.,"if,,. ,,-;���:,: ify-.'yy,:,'.; ,7: :7 v.  - ,:���'��' -.Prepaid; ticketsA.ffom'- tillvA; :  .'���������' points at lowest,rates." ������. y.fi.i .-,  J;;-S * CAIiTER;.    7   E: J. COILE,  Dis7 Pass a Agt.77" 7'777'. A7'&.' P,7; A7;'  ���    Nelsbn7 :��� ;:    ;   7 Vaneouver-  CoiMng  Townmoiff^Easti  fff:fiff-:fvyf'-f:'--ffffyfyii.fy-;A  iifi;^^  AA>|7j:;;77:A7:7;;f-;;--A7Lim  y'iyfyl^  .'..%'  ;|j5;NqW7BS;,l07iL;E77T^^  Q.fe7the'-')"ea:'rA:.^777;;7i|^  -><-y-,yw  i^^l||it^||7iS  'P.ass. Agent.A-  :."fSPOKAIv:E:',  'IT  'Gehei-aPAgeiit,;  "portlan-d;  >i "  .'.   ���'.  The   i-eason   som-e-' men  elected   to  ,ol1ice   so .easy  cause tlie jieopl'e have  not ���:  tliein out.      .  get  is b'(."  c.-::--  01111(1  Public InquiriQS' Act,  PUBLIC- .NOTICiv is -ln-reb'y A-'iven .that'  nioetinirs-of-Ui'e Coraiiii^sioti issued to.. W.' ti.  Huiloek-.Wfbstci;. Esc]., of Nelson, 'to'.holcl an  imiuiry into tiioadmiiiisiriition of tlie V Liquor  Licence ,.Vc't ! l'90(j'". jn.Jlie Fort Steele Lu'oiiee  ,Distric,.t.:w-ill.l.K,-hfrl'(l 11s follows: -��� ' ; '���������'���'���,.  ,.: .-U.Moyie on -Iiiih'"Mil j'-. .1902. lit IU o'pioek: ii.'m.  At Elko on u'Tth.May, i'.VJ-.'at T'o'elock. p.m....  ���Vt Ktfrnie riii .*il'tli M:iy'. Il'lC lit'IX) o'eloc'lca.'T],;  .���Vt ('',rain)i-<iol��on sist-.Miiy. I'.Mt!'. iit. I<i o'clocl'i  a.m. ,        ��� ,,'.-, .'���'��� ...  .At Mnrysvillo.o'ri ���,'������''. .lniie. lWfc. at.: 1() o'eloc-k  ii.m. ���,       ���..',  ���' ��� f- '���"���':.'��� ��� ;.,,,'-:-  7Aii.!C!,nibr-iii-,v  (>ti. 41b .hi'no. I'.Kii. at lo.o'eloek  aim.- A ��� A  . '.'  At Fori Steele onTub .Ih'ih.". i'.H<2. at .'' o'elocl;  p.m.'.'-. - .       ,.       ; '   ' ������  Of. ".vliicii all-..per.s'.ui.-,   Int,-i-r>l.ed   :u-e  bereb.v  re.jiiiretl .o i.:ik*,' m.lii-e :ni.l uovr-rji   ibemsulves  ueroAliri'-'ly.       ���      ,'     .   '       ','���','  .(..i'iSTOf.'.K   Ii,  i:'(-miii-:'s,  " ' . S'<*i-r>.-!.:i!-.v to tin! (jVi.in)nissii)i\i"V.  Kii,riii'-rl(-y. H. '���'.. I"l.li Mjiv. ll.irj,      ,        " ''   , .  t  Some people's 'conscience-just  ���extends'far onoiii**!i Io see I'hcir  nei^libors faults.  -,.-x-     *     * ��� ���..'������  ��� 'The   same - hand   '-lhal    inak-es  people   love  music   and ' Dowers  makes tb<;tn sociabh.' a-nd kind.  *.   *    *  Don't borrow trouble. You  have enough al ready.  Hut  few politicians believe in  7   7 13ut if you.are going east,write us for puiv.ra7tes7and-: let  us  tell ;you 'about' the service and,acconnhodati6ns7pffered,  ',;by'':the;;77';7;:7777-77-v a..- ;.;��� .':���';:;.yy A- -.....'���;:..;:. .���..- ;7.';;7���7iyyy ���  IL-LINOi^    QENTRAL.    RAILROAD  Tli rough    tourist    cars 7 via   tlie    rilinois  Central from Pacific Coast to Chicago1 anil  Cincinnati.      >-'7 '".'^7-'^^:;' 'a ' y    7'7. 7''' '"'-'ifi }yyf,  Don't fail to write us about your' trip as 7we>-: 77 ,���'���;���  .       are in'a position to give you some valuable .-in-;  formation -.and. assistance^    5319 miles of track  ���a over which is operated some of the finest, trains   .  '������' in the world. ., '.  - '������".,..-   ,- ������'���'-'.   7,  For particulars regarding freight Or piissenger : rates  call-  on or address 7' '. ������".���'.'. , .    ' ���'���'  .-������J.' G. L1NDSEY "��� .-'��������� B. H. TRUMBULL  7, t. ��� P." & PAA.', ��� -   .    ������        '    (Join'l -Agt. '���������  7   ' '1-12 Third Street, Portland, Ore.  .    ;  *��3-  GerieraiI iVleTPChaMt  AND  A large assort-  i*i i'i. i��i ifii. i*i i��i i.*i i��i i\i i*i ifi. i��i i'i * if it ifi. i*i ite i&i*i jte **i iii i'i  ?��? T#? t��? ?��T ?��T ?���? ���?���? ?��t ?��T ?#T ?���? -?��T -Wf.��' ?���* Hi* ?���? U* * V a? *��? t��? ?���?  Trade Marks  Designs  Copyrights &c  Anronn fomlliii" n rkeH-b nn'l ,b'��erli.Mf,n miiy  f|,il���l(lv ,m,:���rl,,ilii   t.itr (,i,,t,i..n  (lire vAn-ltuT un  lii\-'.f,l l',n   i�� [,rnliMl,ly.I,,it''i,l/il,li"-    ''..iMiiiiinlrn-  I ,..liM.|[riel'lyc'inll,lf!MH,,l.  1 Iji||,!I���,'��I' ,,,, fMt'.lil.H  , n.Mil In'i'.. fil,l���M( ���ye,i,:v lor |."-u, iiii.'j.ul.'lil .^.  l"nl,.iil�� lak,>ii t.lir,,,ii.-h .Miinn .t (',,. r<,r��-h'''  tycruit notice, wIMi.tni eluirui!. In 1 In,  Scientific flmerican.  ,V hnwlHonu'lI* lllilitnite'l w."<'klv. Lnrt-nst. olr-  niliillou "f iiiiv'cciciitlllc! Jiiiirniil... Titiiih. l'-i n  ye.ir: four ninntlin, f I.  Solil liynll neivsde.'ilcrn.  MUNN&Go.36,Broad^-New York  Urnncli ontcc. (12fi K .HI.. WimlihiKtoii, I). V.  ADVERTISE.  IN  THE PROSPECTOR.  :*r  _*i  -��T  ft  ft  ft  ft  i''  ������-  ft  ���ft  ft  ft  ft  ifi  ������.���:������  ��*1l  Kootenay  Hotel  ft ft-  Boundary Line  Tobacco  Plains,  B. C.  JULES HUREL. Proprietor.  Cool)     ACCOMMODATION     l'X>l"    TIIA VKIJil NCJ  ���   MION  A First Class Home  i_......._.. .^. .,j,.  -. ft  .   ..-4'..  '   ?���?  i'i  --��.���.�����  ft  ft  ft  :-i*i  ��.���.��  i'i  -ft  ���������#  i'i  �����.."( ..Manufacturer..of all Kinds ofiLumber,  Cr ment of'.seasonedTLumber and Shingles always  S^ ���',"'���'      v7''''::-.'"   -������' ; 7��'-':''",.''/:'bn':'liand.;' .'A--7.-7.  S=  a ' : .DIMENSION7, LUMBER  7SPECIA7LTY. 7        =3.  [:7:;77;:;MS;fl('7,:;;-7  ;   : 'P.ort7 ��� Steele  JBrewittg - Go.  .-,'.\-.'"^--'V-'-FOPtrT"'-"STTEELEi"- B.aCa,        ���"���;���.���...  MANUh1 ACTlJIiiillS     and     BREWERS    OF    EXTRA    PINE  Sfu.n'e line 1(  Kriilii.y ;il K n, in  I S a.m.   .  iives K'ootenay Hotel for Elko on Monday and ';��',  Leaves.Elk Hotel   on Tuesday and SatuiVvj  W  & day ii  BEER  ^5*  PORTEK  SOLD    BY    THE '-BARREL,    KEG    OR    BOTTLED  Holtlecl beer for .family use a specialty  .0UTSI.DK'.QRDElis'Gil VEN,STRICT �� PROMPT ATTENTION  SATISFAeTIQN^^  utz & Scott, Prop's.  7j  P. O. BvX 812  TELEPHONE  NO. I /.-  THE PROSPECTOR,  PORT, STEELE, B. 07 MAY 21,  1905  ��he ?$K0&pcci0ic  -SATUIIDAV,  MAY '2Y.   I'lO'-'.  Cuba Takes Place Among- Nations.  Havana. Cuba, May i'0.���The  new Cuban Republic was ushered  in with iittiii'i: ceremonies today.  It is a fete day thmu��-hout the  island, a day to which every  patriotic man, woman and child  has been lookiiif*' forward since  earliest recollection���the day of  Cuban freedom, hi the capital  it wa.s u-sh'ered in with the booming of'cahnon and playing of  ' bands, the" discharge of ii reworks  and oilier noisy ma ni Testations  ol'the people's delight. It was  ' a holiday everywhere. Business  wa.s almost entirely suspended  while Ihe people gave themselves up to'the full enjoyment  of the occasion. The Cuban ling  was everywhere displayed, but,  scarcely less iu evidence was the  Stars and Stripes.-  At an early hour people began  to assemble about the', palace  whore, the ceremonies of the day  ���the transfer of the insular  government ' from thc United  States to the newly elected officials of .the republic���were held.  True republican simplicity mark  the launching of thc latest born  among'the family'of nations, but  the; ceremonies nevertheless  wer,croxtroinely impressive. Thc  hall in,., which the ceremonies  were *'lield was crowded with  notable. The. chief actors were  General .Wood, the "retiring  governor of the .island and his  staff, and Senor Tomas Estrada  Pal ma. president of the new re-  ,public, aud other officials of the  now insular government.  General Wood made a brief  speech, stating, in substance.  Ihat he'Iiad received notification  of the election of, Ihe7 President  and Congress; 'that this" newly  elected body had signified its,  readiness .to undertake tho grave  ' responsibilities of government  and. that 1-ho-bfoiir-i'or the inception of its duties had arrived. In,  the name of the United Slates .he  charged it- vyi.i h.jthe signiticanee  of'the-terms of .the^'aris Treaty  ������Amber" Plug Smoking To  biicco is winning on its merils.  ���'Have you tried it?"  '���Save the Tags, they are valuable."  Notice to Delinquent Co-owners.  To Joseph Medium, .1 XV. McCuini nml W  .V. IIni i is, ur to .1 tiv person or persons to "Alioin  liny or tiny <>l lliein may liavc traiisti'ireil llieli  or Ills inli'i-i-sl, in llie -" Ui���_' liend Hoy", 'Uoui'.v  Ojinl"' . ' Queen or Slielja iiiul "ICuitf Solomon'  iniin-ral claims, known us the "Golden 1'ive  Oioup ' .-Did situato at llu: Korlts ot Wild Horse  ui-uuli, In the Port Steele .MiiiiiiK Ulvlsloii ol  Mast, Kootenay anil recnrdeil In the olllcu of the  Miinni,'Hiicoriler at 1'Virl Steele.  Vou and each of you are hereby notilleit  Iiiul, 1 hiivu expended +2 Kim in assessment woil.  on ihi! abnvo inentloned minoral claims since  ihe Kth day of AujrusU A. 1)., IK94, under the  piovl.slons of llie Mineral Act. And if within  ninety days from the date ol this iiotlce. vou  tail, or icfuso to contribute your portion ol  such expenditure together willi all costs ol  advertising, your and eaeli of your interests in  said cluiins will become tlie piopeily of the  'jnder.sis,'ned under Section J of an Act entitled  "An Act to Amend the Mineral Act, ItHHlV.  Dated   at   Fori,   Steele   this  ".'"ill   day   of  March, lint!.  IJ- ('. M. I'Altl'I'l* '  ftftft  FORT  STEELE  The Miiii^  First-Class  |     FARM    FENCING  ONLY  30Cents per ROD  KOli SAI.K MY"  THE ONT. WIRE  FENCING CO., LTD.  Picton, Ont: .  JI1SEKAI. ACT IHWI.  (I'OKM   f.)  iJllKI'iriCATK OF  IMl'HOVKMI'.NTS.  NOTICE.  Onuliti'iiiiui     iind       Kodive     Mineral  ���= Claims.  Situate in the l"*ort Steele Mlnin��' Division  of South litisi lCootenay District.  ' Wliere louined: About one and one hall' miles  X. VV. rrom the l'lielt Urktui' on Hull Kiver.  Take nonce that I,-, David 1\. Newell. Free  Miner's,Certificate No **M HKil", Afient lor  Davuf GriRllh. Fife Miner's Cerlilicatc No.  "H KltllS"; iniEiid. sixty days Iroin llie date  hereof, to apply lo tlie Miiiinfe' Recorder for .i  f'erliflcaieor Iniprove'ineiits. for the purpose of  obtainiiii,' a Crov.n Oram oi the above claims.  Ami Inrther lal;e notice that action, under  section :*7. mum'be commenced belore the Issuance of such Certificate ot Improvements.  Dated this 11th dav or April, A.D.. 10M.  IB- ,    ' DAVID K. NICVVF.T.L.  Tlie I��argest:,;7!'A;,,���"'';  Mineral Areas,.7-7%--'  and the Most 77  -  Cxtensi ve;;:^|-'i|;'V'-  Goal Fields on the  American Continent  are Situatedjlnf77p7-^7777  South East Kootenay  Agriculture  G-raxing and the  Lumber Indiurfi^y  .-are '-P'roxnliifc^; a7.^;>^  J����*ttflL.;tj^  ��� ;';    | ",;."7_ ���!/ ';���;'<��� '   '��� ^   '���;    -     A'1':;;.-    .'-..'A.'"    f'y-'.f'    ���,*.'    :.:*������'  yw  K  Oo&'b Cotton Boot Compound  Is success!nlly nsed monthly by oyer  '10,000Ladies. Safe, effectual. Ladles ask  ^ your druggist for Cook'i Cotton Boot C*m-  pound. Take no other, as all Mixtures, pills and  Imitations are dangerous. Prioe, No. 1, $1 per  box: No. a, 10 degrees stronger, $3 per box. No.  The VTPS9^^^^WMW^l^i.  through Fort SteeleI^Taplp'  District. K5^;oi^  Greatest Mineral  ���iy..  ��� ���:���'-, ���������&;-  Choices Business a^  .iv,fyyy<  fyyv-c&v  :-y-  ������,i    >.snk*,i u-M,",',.,,' 'ii  1,1 Qiil-ic<piiiWr>   ��M 8, mailed on receipt of price and two 8-cent  and   Ctl^Myr* P poll til  1�� sll,?:sC1,1Dt-   stamps.   TheOookConipuy Windsor^Ont.  to,, a '.^ai'llit'iil compiiiincc lo the  stipulations oi' 1 lit:.Plait amendment.  President Palm'a replied in the  name-.-.ai .h-iiuweir and his companions. ��� Me- aslced General  Wood to inform*President Roosevelt and the people of thc United  States of the Cuban's gratitude  for tho fulfill menl .of their desires and aspirations lo be an independent people.'  Those brief ceremonies concluded the Cuban "ovornmenl  was" declared"1 o7 be* in force, its  Hag raised over llie palace and  the change of authority public ly  proclaimed. Tho church bolls  through Havana? were rung in  joyous celebration of the -event  und -a .solemn high mass of  thanksgiving was, celebrated in  the Cathedral. In the afternoon  General Wood, willi his stall',  went'abonWKlio cruiser Mrooklyn  which is to convey him to Wasli-  |3Er~Nos. 1 and 2 sold and recommended by all  responsible Druggists iu Canada.  Nos. 1 nnd 2 .-old   in   Fort   Steele  by  A. VV. JSleasdell. r>rii!*.<*i.-t.  ANDREW,   NEIDIG  GONTRflGTOR     and    BUILDER  riOUSK AND SI UN PAINTING  CALCJMLNlN'i ami l'Al'KI* HANGING  POKL-STEFiLB, 13. C.  fd^y   All   work .promptly done.  y'yM.  ...: ���, .(K - '-    ������  AAAAlAA  Apply to  R. L. T.  Tb#iisit�� Office.  ington.  .Jpig New-Jersey'Shoot.  Freehold. N7 ,)., May i'0.���  There was a large attendance of  well-known shofs this morning  at the' opening of Ihe annual  tournament of llio , New Jersey  State Sportsmen's association.  Some excellent scores wore made  in the live target* events which  comprisedVthe ilioriling's pro-  giumine. This afternoon the  Individ fii^  at 50 targets,.. is bejiig shot 'off.  The tournament', cbntiuiies until  Saturday. . . 7.'        .  ^''^^andSeiENTIHC  THIRTY-HIHTH Y��A"R.:  24Pa^es  :  Weekly   :   Illustrated,  INDISf ^NSABLR  TD MIMNO MEN.  $|^|e^Vear,7postpaid? ���  SEN!) FOU BAMPLE COPV.  J. TAENHAUSER  c  WATCIIMAICIOl*   tllld   .IKWKUI'IU  KiiKias iiiK  T?ivoi'side Avenue,  b'ort Steele, 13. C.  l%%%-n.-4'4��-&%-4'4-|A*iLMI%%��m��ft������%������%��%��WK1  �����**��"��-:i>^*>*��--s*s**��*-��**s'*��*-����-����*��**��s^^  *  [gand^cieiitific PRESS  3JO MARKET ST^ SAH FRATfCISCO. CAL.  MEN  PERMANENTLY CURED wi.nc  yiju work tiud wil.liout puin". of (Jonoi*  I'lioeti. Syjiliilih. SeMinl Wi'tiU'tie��� ;ind  till J^rivate Di-sea-e.-. A'siimimmm-Ii" and  Hydrocele cui'eil h|)ei'dil,v and foivvi'i*.  No knife and no pa'n. < Iiip painli'���  -olvent, ti'i'tltnioiii ill���olve- -t rietiire  wli ile yon .sleep �� it li u uiidci'liil r.ipid il_\  No e.titliny. 'Oliriinie diseases nl' l.he  Heart, SUnnaeli, Livep, Ividneys and  Bladder cured to:.si ay cured. Quick  cure -for Oatarrli and IMieiiiiiatisin. If.  unalile to'will,'.write.. Irliniio. t,reat.inent  always successful.'.'��� (A'ti.sultat.ion free  and cotilidential.  , .Address, letters lo-.lk>.\* OH, l  ENGLISH.. MEDICAL INSTITUTE  The Savoy, Cor.-Howard, and,  Main Ave. opp. ('Jrand Hotel.      '  Spokane, Wash,,--  lyiarysville-,  B. G.  BALE & SMALL,|  Proprietors p1  The Pioneer Hotel.      Comfortable Bedrooms.  First Class Diuing Room. .  ,  Best Domestic and Imported Liquors and Cigars  The Steele House  Fort Steele-, B. C.  Centrally Situated pn Riverside Avenue.  Conducted pn Up-To-Date Methods.  The Best Bar In Town.  D. lyicIUeish  PROPRIETOR.  ^y^y^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^.^^^4^^^^  ft  ��ft  ft  ftft  ft  ft  ft           ���.-'������;���  THE  ftft  ftft  ftft  ft'  J.   HIGHW.ARDEN.  PIONEER, BARBER>S.H0F  Everything Strictly First Class.  ��� Next door to the Proaper.tor.  m REINEMAN, Proprietor.       Fort Steele, B. C.  Largest   and Most Up-to-date Hotel in   East   Kootenay THE PROSPECTOR,   PORT STEELE,  B. C,  MAY 24,   1902.
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North Star Lodge
®4te 3?ixcra*xj>cio;t\
NO. 30.
A.  F. AND A. NI.       C.  R. B. C.
1*0ivr sTi'i'.i.r is o
ltosular nipotln;'- l-t Tucsdav in ouch
month in clKln o'clocl* Vi-IUnR l'lethern are
i t.rcl'Ull} Inmcd.
i:ik llivci Loilw, I"ti mi'. iP(?ular mectnif,'*?
lielil tirsi I'iKl.iN oi e.ieh month.
CranlnooKl.odKO Cianl'iool;, regul.ii* meetings held on llie third Thuisd.i". of each month.
H  \. Mviiiek, Secretary
Rocky Mountain'Chapter
fSO. 123. R. A. M.
FORT  STKI'.r.K, H. C.
Regular meetinj*-.—2nd Tuesday in
each month at uiylu o'clock.
Sojourning r'ompsiiiiiui- are eoi-dially
R. L. T! Galisraith Scribe K.
Geo S. McCartcr. J- A. llarvey
lia rrnfe ••.«.   Solitriimv,
, Noturks   Public,
,        Convei/tmctirn etc.
Barrister-      -      -'    ' Solicitor
SAT'JKDAV, MA V   21, 1W2.
The steamer North Star arrived on Tuesday evening with
a cargo of hay consigned to
Carlin & Durick.
The great depth of snow in
the mountains has greatly retarded mining operations during
the past month!
( —————
There will be an excursion to
Wasa on Monday May 20tli"
H. W. Ross, who has been ex-'
arnining some mining properties
at Tracy and Lost creek, i n't ho
interest of eastern parties, returned to Spokane on Tuesday.
The Kootenay river was two
feet lower on Tuesdi.iv morning.
John Hot-nun camo down Iroin
Tracv crook on Tuesday.
Nt'TlCK   11   lll"*l'i:i"Y   UIVJJN   thai sl.\t.\
il.i>s .iltcr date   I   shall    .i]>|>lv  iu   tlir   Clin'f
(\imiiilssioii(;i ol   L.inil".   ami Wuik-, Vii loii.i
lot    llu-   piuch.isi;  of  tin"  following (lcsi riln <1
vac.tun iovwi l.iiids situate in  tin,  Disuict  nl
lC.lsl Ivootcn.iv     ('O1II11I0IICIIII.' .11 ,t posl III..I I.I'll
".1 Hi mm N W.Comci 1'nst sindpo-t In mi.'
pl.iilUil .1 limit •.IKI li 11 hi li,\\ '1'\\<iIi\ llins
i.imps In low tin un,ml, i,r IllKil'.ii Un in i
foi l\ 11..mis r.isi iollo»iii|{ the I).ink of slouch
and ICooten.i\ liter up slit .un up to II. I"'ll/.sliii-
mons pie-eiiipilou, thence souih foi ty ch iini
follouiu*- ril/siiiiinoiis south ilni iheiu c west
forty ill,mi-.. iIii-iii o noi ill loi tt I'li.ilns to pl.u r
of loiuiuciiicincnl Cinil.inline lt>0 acies 11101 o
oi less
-M.i\ 5lh. l(l(i.> 19-
('. I'1. Nicholson,   '
I'KTUi-itoi'oroii, IJ. ('.
;,   (Licensed hy I'lovliielul tioveiiiiui'iil )
(iold-.ind si i\"i>i- ',,,, -j.:;.(in
Silvi-r and lead    ■        -J.IKi
Ueld, silvef mid I'<ili|iei".,       .     ."(.nil
liolil. silvet-, lead and eoppor.     1.11)
i) ,
Samples  loft   v,i.ih   Carliu .'v.   Uiirielc
will I'oeeive --r<im|>i iiiiciitimi.
Before.   After.   ^qq^q PJlOipllOdlM,
The Great English Remedy.
Sold and recommended by all
drugKiBts in Canada. Only reliable medicine discovered. Six
l^e^ami^-lMKka/jcs i/tiaranteed to cure all
forms ol Sexual Weakness, all cITeeta of abuse
orexeesa, Mental Worry, KxccaBlve useof'I'o-
d.icco, Opium or StlmulantB. Mailed on receipt
of price, one package $1, nix, }5., One will please,
t>te will aire. Pamphlets fiee to any addresB.
Tho Wood Company, Windsor, Out.
■Sold l.y A. W. liloiisdell, l)ru<"»ibt.
I The r^nariian Rank nf Anmmfirfvfi j
Tom   Fenwick .came   up from
the ranch on Tuesday.      '
J. C. Nelson. Tracy crook, was
at Steele ou "Wednesday,
Tom Roberts and Gus Thois
returned from Perry creek on
Carliu  £   Durick   received   a
| consignment of 7u0 bales of hay
from   the   Fenwick   ■ ranch    ou
Fort  Steele,   B:   G
Fort Steele Development Syndicate Ltd
138 Leadenball Street, London, England.
T H O M0A S    McVl T T IE
P.L.S.   &  C.'E,,
Fort Steele B.C.
Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Forbes,
Kimberley were at the imperial
on Tuesday.
John   Macdonald   came  down
from Marysville on Tuesday.   '
EUTLDERS.    \ "
Fort,   Steele   B.C
Shaving W, Ilair Dressing Parloi
»F. Ewarts aiid M".'-Quain,
Cranbrook, were, in town on
Wednesday. ■'    '
Tom Sevens. Little Bull River
was at Steele on Thursday. ■
On Wednesday there were no
trains east or west' over the
Crow's Nest line.
St. John's Church oi" Enpliuui.
Services will bo held in the
Church of St. John the Divine
every Sunday ovoniii^-jfi "i-'AO except on tlie third Sunday in each
month when the. service' will be
held  at   11   o'clock  a.m.  bv tho
, -.    i v
vicar, tho Rev. 11. IScec-haui.
Holy Communion will be administered al the 'close, of ,the
service.     ' i
,    Sirangers an- welcome.
. Christian service will be conducted ,in the, Presbyterian
Church by the Pastor Rev. D.
McK. Reid, B 'A. every Sabbath
evening at 7:30. Sunday School
at 2 p.m. '
All are welcome to our services
Yovi Mivy Need
For   y
Hi ulscs
All Bo wo I
Complaint j ,
ll Iri il nine, kiiIu it'ntI i|uli k ruineily.
Tlien-'e i-nly ("lie l>AIN-KIlvI.F:i"<.
I'nciti   li.nn'.
'I »n .'l/i'i, 'J.V, mid Mli".
Snakes, centipedes nnd oth?r poison-
ou*j things may assail you in your walks
ihi'oujrh, field''.and forest 'Be sure to
have a bottle of Perry Davis', Painkiller'in the house and you run no rink.
Directions on the wrapper.
Dad Sprague was.in  town  on
Thursday. ,     , <
George Judd and Tra Fierce
returned from Tsadore Canyon
on Thursday.
All kinds of hair work
a specialty.
Rocky Mountain Avenue
Fort Steele, B. G.
Fort Steele
Diamond Jubilee
M,ss roLsoN. ,       Hospital
„ MATPO!..
Grndu.iicot St. L\i!;e> Hnsmnl.
VnncouMir. H C.
This Institution ha? been recently
enlarged by a new winjr which ii now
open for reception of patients. For
terms apply to
Miss Folsom.    or   J. V. smith. Sec.
Matron. Kurt Sicel'-, B.C
T. 6. flrmsiroiiQ
FottT  STEEr.K. B, C.   _
Tinware,' Galvanized. Iron, Sheet
Iron,   Stove   Pipes  ;end
..'Plumbing, .Pipe   titling  and   all
kinds of sanitary work'
flir fiflht—Hot Blast Stoves'
Hydraulic    and   Air   Pipes   for
T. T. "McVittiie. P.L.S.. is now-
engaged in surveying a townsite
near Fernie.
Freight trains were moving
on the Crow's Nest line on
N. A. "Wallinger came up from
Fish Lakes ou Thursday.
Elko is holding  its  first   cele
bratiou today.
Jack Heenan visited the Good
Hope mine on Thursday.
J. F. Armstrong and Captain
Armstrong visited Cranbrook ou
Peter Woods came down from
the Cherry creek ranch on
.7. Fuller. Halcyon Spring,
wa.s a visitor at Steele on Thursday.
Don McKay went to Elk river
on Thursday.
Grant   Boulanger, Marysville,
was in town Thursday.
Charles Armstrong, Cranbrcok
was at the Imperial on Thursday
Today.' ''Victoria Day" is being celebrated ai Cranbrook and
News Notes.
The spring has opened with
much activity in the vast' mineral region -which extends from
Michigan across the continent to
British Columbia. . Important
developments in copper,- silver
and gold mining are indicated.
, The English, and American
'company that will build a, railway in Alaska from .Valdes to
Eagle City is capitalized .at
$15,000,000. The railway will be
400 miles long and will boaii all-
American route to tho Klondike,
extending from the harbor of
Valdes, through ihe Copper
River country and other promising'mining regions, to Eagle
Boston advices are to the .effect
that the Calumet and Hecla company has made heavy sales of
copper recently at V2\ cents.
This is taken to mean that the
consumption of copper throughout the country is large and that
the demand is good, which will
mean that the price must soon
American capital and skill are
doing much for the mineral development of British Columbia,
which contains mineral deposits
of great richness and vast extent
The Luke-Creek ,Gold-Copper
Mining Company, which owns
property in the East Kootenay
is managed by officers from
Minneapolis, Fergus Falls,
Minn., and Britton, S. D. The
president, S. D. Pumpelly, is
from Minneapolis.
Weekly Stage
Fort Steele
Windermere and
' -- *miK TAHLE. —
'May 1st, l!»02.
' Lea vi' Koi'1 Steele every , Saturday
inoi'iiin^ at il a.m. Arrive at I'eter-
htn'oiif'li Sunday eveniny.     ■ a
Leave I'oteiOi'orou^li every Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. Arrive at Fori
Steele Thursday evening. ,,    -
For Pa^eng-er and Express rates
apply to ' .>
' Geary & Doyle
Port Steele and Peterborough.  '
I'aid up ('iipilal -t>S,000.0(iO:  Kccrvc Fund $2.(Kl(i.nfl(l:
A»»i"<;<*al<" Kcourc-'S Over •Mi.ri1()'l(','l(,l).
I diuIdii OII'icc; ltd I nml'iiiil *-*ticct, I . •'.
Nl"«   \<>ik nl'I'lee"  10 I.vcIiiiiiku I'lucc.
And (18 braiiclu'-j in C'auuda, (lit.- United States and liritish C'oluuibiu.
%   Cranbrook Branch.
HUBERT HAINES, Manager.  $
British GoiumDia ? ouero go. .ltd.
o>  —-~VICTORIA, B. O.
■»   VITRIFIED   #
■    '. '    ALL   KINDS  OF " ,     ■
Sanitary r-'ittinp-s.' Agr'ioultunil Drain Tile, Flower Pots,
Terra Gotta, Chimney Pipe and Flue Lining," Chimney Tops,
Fire Brick, Fire Clay. All Kinds of Fire Clay. Goods,
Afisayers' Furnaces, etc. made to order.
Oriianiciihil Garden Border files, Vases, Etc;
Cement,  Plaster of Paris, Lime,  and All Kinds of Ornamental
' °    Plaster Work       «?
',       (FbiiM I'\)
,  .Morning  Star  Mineral (Maim.
Situate in the Fori Steele At'lnins Dlviiion of
Musi ICootuiiiiy.
Where locnied:—On White Gi-ou.se Moiiiiluiii
joinun,'tlie Hiii'i'isClroup.    >•
Take notice that I. Georito Matthews, for myself, and'actiiiK as Agent for Abel Rwuiiiou.
Vree Miner's C'ertiliuate No. ■ H. ulHXJV, Free
Miner's'Ccnllleate No. ii. 5U:H1, intend sixty
days iroin the.(Into hereof, to apply to the Min-
in<f Recorder for a Certilicate or Improvements
for the purpose ol obtaining'a Crown Grant
ot the ahove elaim.
And further take notice that action, under
section :*7. must be commenced before the Issuance or such Certilicate of Improvements.
0  Dated this ilrst day of April. A. D., 1U02.    IS—
GEARY  6c DOYLE.    '
' ' i * /
Liveru, Feed & Sale Stable.' ,
Fort Steele R.C,
Regular  Daily  Sta;^ meets all
' trains at Port Steele Junction.
w       V
'. ' t • i * (
Sole Agents fo, the GfllltOIl St66l COMPANY
This Stmrl isguaranLeed 10 bo equal, to Jessop's or  Firths in all
, Hard Uouk Work. ,        ' ''.■""•
Sole Aoisnts
Solk   Agents
Grows NesvcoalccpAHY .:i
Giant) Powder goijidIu.
IVlining Supplies a Specialty.
Agents for the _MASSEY(  HARRIS    CO., Limited.
Farming   Implements.
Monte Carlo Restaurant.
Parties requiring water from the
irrigation ditch for their garden.'- will
arrange "with the undersigned for tlie
And any person talcing' water from
the ditch without permission will lie
„ , Lessees.
. Eort Steele. 1st. May, 190*2.
MINIMAL ACT. 18911 '
(FOK.M V.)
H. Coo])or, Vancouver, was at
the [mperial on Friday.
N.    Hanson,     Wasa,     visited
Steele on Friday.
It i.s not probable thai tbe
Crow's Nest.branch will be open
for traffic'until Monday.
Win.    Carlin   and     W.   .Wa.de
visited Cranbrook on Friday.' 7,
■"'Empire   Day", was   observed
at Steele.;      i
■A;' Doyle visited Marysville on
Friday. .
,j. B. Pringk', .representing
the Ashdown Co., Winnipeg,
was in town on Friday.
A spedial convocation of Royal
Arch Masons is being held at
Masonic Hall today. j
Will Buy Horses.
Mr. Mudie of Medicine Hat
i.s at Steele, and will purchase
two or three carloads of horses
for the Northwest market.
The Best in Canada-
■ A recent report from the east
.states'Unit the returns from the
iron saaiples sent from Soutlv-
east. Kootenay gave better re
suits'tlia.ii any iron deposits in
Canada, carrying a higher, percentage (of iron, and less-phosphorous,.'.' sulphur and other
deleterious matter. In fact the
purity of the iron has created
some comment as being from
picked specimens: but this "is
not so. as the samples were
large and absolutely average
'fry Again Mineral" Claim.
.Situate in the: Kort Siceto Mining Division of
Kiisi KooKsnay District.
Where located:—On Six Mile Creek.
TAKK NOTICK that I. Thomas T. McVitlie,
R M. C. No. *». mmt", aitent for A. W. Bleus-
ddll, Free Miner's Curtllii-ate No. H. UK)7R, Intend, sixtv days from the date heieof, to apply
to the Minint; Uecorder for a CertItleaie,of Improvements, for the purpose of iiljtul'iitnK a
Crown Grant of the above claim.
Anil further take notii-e that action, under
section :)", must lieconniienced before the Issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.   .
Dated this 24th day of April, 190:.'.
Everything Cooked
"AS   VOU   LIKE   IT."
WM. ROBINSON,   Proprietor
Port Steele
Meat Market
.    ON HAND.
,i Fresh Halibut.   Salmon, Salmon Trout, Bologna  Sausage.
Butter and Eggs.    Pish and Game in Season.
"Amber"   Plug  Smolcing'  To
bacco is winning on its merits.
.-"Have"you tried.it?''-
"Save the Tags, they are valuable. "   ■ ■     .
!       NOTICE. "
'I'alie iiollre that thirty days after date. I Intend to iinike application to the Chlet IJiiin-
missUiiK.'i* of Lands and Works for a special
license to cut and carry away tlmher from the
f'lllmvitiir described vacant Crown Lauds:— ';
Comtiiciiclii""' at :i posl. planted about one
mile west from tin; west banU of the Kooleimy
river ami about opposite the mouth of Kilt-
river. In the District o'f Mast lCootenay: thenee
Soutli eighty chains', llience West eiKhty
cliains: tlience Noilli eighty chains: tlience
Kast eighty chains to the place of beiiiiiiiiiii;,
eoiiiainitiK.six hundred and forty acres more or
less. .
Dated this Hid day of April. A. D.. 1U0*J.
Assorted Car of Best Brands of Flour  and   Meals,  etc.
Flour, Patent PHingarian and Strong Halcer.
Rolled Oats, Cracked Wheat, Wheatletts,
Cornineal, Buckwheat Flour, Split Peas,
Navy  Beans,   Lima Beans, Pot Barley, etc
Bran     Chops     Shorts    Oats     Hay.
Fleetwood Tea! a pure article imported direct from Ceylon
try it once and you, will tise no other.
Fresh   Break fast  Bacon A: Hams  and   Dry Salt Side Bacon,
Butter and ISggs.
FU-trcWOOP all lengths to suit n,ll stoves. «
E. C. MILLER, Prop.ietor POST OFFICE BOX 836.
t'W   All goods guaranteed and prices also as being correct'
Send in orders.


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