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THE PHOSPECTOB CONTAINS ALL PUBLIC NOTICES AND GIVES THE
LATEST TELEGRAPHIC
AHD LOCAL NEWS,
Vol. 4.
PORT STEELE, li. C. SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 1898.
No 18.
Now Advertisements To-day,
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Nolioo-VVin. II. Mnl.fiiu,	
Notlco   R. lliinjiui  6
Nnilce J. F. Arraotrong  »
Notlco TofopmConsotvallvoAsHooliJlloii I,
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CHURCH   NOTICES.
ST. JOHN'S CHURCH,
Service will be held every Sunday evening in St. John's Church
at 7:30 o'clock,    Sunday School
al i! o'clock. Strangers welcome.
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH,
Service lu connection with the
Presbyterian Church will beheld
on Sunday in lho Opera House
at 7:110 p, m.   All welcome.
.Sabbath School and Bible
Class will meet at 3 p. m. in Uto
Opera House.
A Vast Treasure House.
ll i.s doubtful if any oilier area
in lhe land contains the variety
of rich mineral deposits already
known to oxist in the Port Sleele
mining district, The whole region is extremely mountainous,
and minerals are believed lobe
in every mountain and hill, The
winds, rains and frosts of ages
have disintegrated the gold-bearing rock towering above many u
stream, and the yellow dust
found its way to tlie witter
levels.
Mining is a practical business.
Fortunes have already been
amassed, and vast sums are yet
to be made in lhe Port Steele
district. There is u great deal
of ore of such richness that il
pays well even wilh wagon transportation a distance of 20 miles
and river navigation for 150
miles, then a long railway haul.
The advent of llie Crow's Nost
Hailway, to be completed to the
Kootenay by August 15th of this
year, will give cheap transportation to ores and merchandise of
all kinds. Reduction and refining works will be creeled in tbe
Kootenuy valley, and a cheap
process of treating and extracting tho precious metals at a
large profit will accru from these
causes. Coal and llux are
abundant. No matter how glowingly the .situation may be painted, llie future development of
wealth in the Port Stoele district
will yet exceed lho present wildest fancies. Not only will the
hills give tip their treasures, but
in tho town of Porl. Steelo men
will lind "business with an income
at Ut heels."
Fort Steele is located at the
lioiul of navigation on tlio Kootenay river, 140 miles north of
.leunings, Montana, 181) miles
from Kalispell, llll miles from
Bonner's Kerry, and 140 miles
from Golden, on the 0. IE It.
Till"',;, large steamboats will soon
be engaged in carrying oro to a
market, Porl Steele has slag,'
communication wiih all lhe
points mentioned.
The outlook for this dlstricl i.*,
more than favorable to a repetition of the laking out of placer
gold in llm future, us bus boon
in the past, when with crude appliances more than §20,000,000
in gold wore obtained; at least
leu placer companies equipped
with modern machinery will be
in active operation this summer.
Largo aroas of copper are located
111 miles norlh of Steele on Wild
Horse, Lost, Tracy, Lewis and
Pour-Mile creeks. Immense deposils of silver-lead ores are
found in the Solkirli range of
mountains, and large bodies of
free-milling gold quart!! lire
found al. many points throughout
the disiriei.
Pot many years Port Steele
was a well-known trailing post
and came Into prominence In tho
early sixties, when gold was discovered ou Wild Horse creek.
Furthor research revealed the
fact that gold was to be obtained
in paying quantities on almost
every stream in the district, but
owing to tlio fact thai the only
means of obtaining supplies was
the pack train, and miners'
wages $10 per day, it was only
possible to work tho richest and
most accessible gravel bars.
Ground that would pay live, six,
or eight dollurs per day to the
man was not worked. In later
days men come from all points
and "snipe" on the creeks, always securing a large amount of
gold, and as soon as the season
closes leave the country, coming
back tlie next summer, repealing
their operations from year to
year.
Afler Wild Horse Creek gave
up a portion of its treasures in
1803-4-5, the country was but little prospected until 1895, when
large deposits of gold, silver,
copper, iron and lead were found.
Coal mines exposed in the Crow's
Nest Pass extend for miles.
There are more prospectively
pitying mines located in lhe Port
Sleele district than in any other
portion of British Columbia.
Port Steele, the largest and
mosl central town in the ilistrict,
is the distributing point, has the
governmenl offices, is a sub-port
of entry, the county court holds
its sittings here, has the distribution of mail for all parts of tlie
district, and bus a population of
1,dun. The custom house, Government offices and Indian agency
makes Port Steele the seat of
government for ihe district.
Blue Bird,
This is au extension of the
Spirit claim and is owned by
Dave Newhail. A tunnel is in
70 feet. The lead is the same as
on the Voss properly and is 30
feet in width, The ore eurrbts
lhe sume values, about §l'Jlo the
ton in gold and silver,
Wild Horse Creok Dovelopmout.
Wm, Voss has uncovered the
main ledgo on the Spirit claim,
and found that the lead has an
average width of 80 feet, This
is on the surface. It is also demonstrated by a tuuuol 711 feet in
length aud a cross drift also 80
i'eel. The ore on this property
is a gold quartz carrying gold,
silver and copper. The total
values will average about §11) to
the ton. This property is situate ou Victoria gulch, a Iribulary of Wild Horse creek.
Maus Creok.
The Cliff and Kingston mineral
claims are being developed by
the owners. Two shifts uio
working under tho direction of
Mr. Henry. The Cliff has a sixty
foot ledge of go:il quartz, anil
the Kingston shows some galena
mixed in tlio gold quartz.
Wild Horse Creok.
Willi Horse creek, one of the
largest tributaries of the Koolenuy river, rises in I he main range
of lhe Pocky mountains and includes an area of 12 to Iti miles.
The country formation is slate,
porphyry, lime, qiiart/.ite, diorile
and granite, The lodges are of
great, width and extent, carrying
free gold and sulphurets, silvor,
copper and galena. Many rich
placers are worked otl the main
creek, also un Brewery creek,
one of its tributaries, Prom the
main creek of Wild Horse many
millions in gold have been lakon
oul. There are nver 200 quartz
locations on   the  creek  and   its
tributaries. All work so far on
quartz clninis has been dune by
local capital, Among the many
large gold quart/, ledges are the
Grace A., with its Immense lead
260 feet in widtli,  Grace L., an
extension of the above claim on
the noi'th, the (Irace B. on the
south, and the Caledona, an extension on the west.
(Jn the Bald Mountain, Dardanelles, Spirit, Blue Bird and
(lolden Five group, a large
amount of development work
has beeu done. Ilu lho Past
Pork we lind the Coranado
group, owned by Poison and
others; the Dodo group, owned
by Collett and Starbird; the Col-
assal group, owned by VanArs- j
dalon, Amine and Grace; Topi
Hand and Jack Pot, the property of the owners of the Colas-
sal group. These claims are on
the big contact, and the ore is a
grey coppor and iron sulphurets,
carrying gold, silver and copper.
Tlio Morris group, lately purchased by an English syndicate,
is also on this contact, which extends for miles in a uor'herly
direction and is practically covered by locations, and Ihere are
many other valuable quartz locations on either side of lhe mountains that foi'iu the water-shed
of that locality.
Mark Creek.
Mark creek is situated aboul
ibe centre of the immense silver-
lead zone that traverses the Selkirk range of mountains. The
rock in which the ore is found is
of a darlf grey color, witli a finegrained, hard, tough texture, apparently of igneous origin, with
evidences of bedding planes on
the Sullivan group, indicating
tho probability of its being very
highly altered stratified rock. A
large number of locations have
been staked on bo lb sides of llie
creek. The North Star group to
the south contains about 22
locations, with a total of somo 80
claims located on the soutli side
of the creek. On lhe norlh we
lind Ihe Sullivan group and fully
80 other locations, making a
total of 100 claims located on
this creek. The ore is a very
line-grained galena, assaying
from It) to lil) ozs. iu silver and
55 to (Ei per cent lead.
The upper part of the ore
shute has been decomposed to a
mass of black, brown and yellow
oxides and carbonates of iron
and lead, with beautiful specimens of moss-like metallic silver
and crystals of cerrussile. There
is a largo amount of this ore,
and, unlike tlie carbonate ores in
the Slocan, it carries a higher
value than the solid galena. The
Immensity of this zone is betrayed by the large amount of float
found on nearly every location
ou the mountains, and us depth
is obtained the ore i.s found to
in lhe Kootenay valley. in this
vicinity we find large bodies of
free-gold quartz, grey cupper
and galena. Assays prove ihal
nearly all of Ihe ore found is of
a high grade.
St. Mary's Ivivcr.
Un the Nurih Pork of lhe Sl.
Mary's are sume im locations,
The ore carries gold, silver a,. 1
copper. The mineral bell which
passes through this region is extremely well defined, wiih a
trend north and south, The nre
is of a high grade.
The Fort Steole Distriot.
Fort Steele district will be the
richest portiou of Can.,via. ll
will have a large population ami
many nourishing towns, ll is
the most promising now country
on tbe continent, an,I lie is a
wise man who sucures a good
foothold within ils borders.
Presbyterian Olntrch Soiroe.
The siiiii reulizi ,1 at the soiree
of the Ladies' Aid Society of lhe
Presbyterian church on the evening of the 15th insl. was Al.lo.
After paying expenses for the
use of Hie Opera House and lhe
piano for rehearsals mid social,
the balance was lodged with the
bank. The proceeds of tbe pie-
social of a former date are also
wilh the same bank, tho Exchange and Safe Deposit.
Grout to tlio Fire Brigade.
The secretary of Ihe Porl
S:eele Fire Department lias received ihe following communication in relation to the grant from
the Provincial Legislature:
"Victoria, March 12.—Silt: I
have the honor lo acknowledge
the receipt of your letter of the
4th insl. upptyuig for grant of
$500 in aid of a lire brigade at
Port Sleele.
'•The matter has been laid before tho Executive Council and
the amount of §200 for that purpose has been placed upon th
estimates, 1 will point oul. I! .
8500 is only given in case ;.*'
large towns. J have Ihe 1. :ie.
to be, sir, your obedie 1 s TV;: i ,
"James , ..,...;.
"Alfred C. Nelson, 1. q., Port
Steele, 13. C."
SILVER-LEAD MINING.
very gradual growth, dependii
A Prohibition Tariff will Cripple the,(J" the increase of population.
Production of Lend, and Shut' The question may be asked.
Down the Silver-Load Mines of the Unilod Slates lead mark
the Province. '■ W(„.(, cjose(}  ,„ us (,,mk|  wfl rt|(,
The proposal to place a pro- another customer? This if
hibitivo tariff ou the importation question lo which the edito
uf lead and lead manufactures the Kootenuian should have
seems u, have found a champion dressed himself before making
in the editor of the Kaslo Kootcn- proposal to cut off our prese
tiiaii.    In our article on page 4 market.   Great Britain annually
on ibis subject of a prohibitive
duty wc gave the total of imports of lead and lead manufactures into Canada last year. This
did nol   include  lhe  imports  of ;due1, or it it eniild dusu, whoth
lead iii paints, which would very | there would not result a luss
much increase the Intnl.    The
Kotilentiiitii   gives   the   total   at
11
imports over $10,000,000 wor
of lead, bul it has nul been minlle
to appear that that market could
be gut tu absorb our surplus pio-
31'
lo
iur industry in doing su. V\o
have nu expectation at all ll
Iho Dominion Government w
ver adopt the shortsighted pro
posal of our Kaslo conlemporar
A Now Arrival.
riieCranbruuk Herald present
iis lirsl number tu the Er
Kootenuy public lhis week. 'IE
Pkospectoh extends eongrii'
lulions In lhe lh ,*,,/,/ and iru
that il will enjoy its share
ih,- success and prosperity whi
Will lie lie 'ul'fleil lu all   il
papers in this dislrict.
re
have   a
silvor.
ligher   percentage   iu
Tho Three Graces.
This group pf claims is situated
on Boulder creek, a Iribulary of
Wild Horse. The ledge is a gold-
bearing tpiarlz about 200 feet in
width and is exposed the length
of the Grace A. claim. Thu
ledge prospects well in gold,
assay returns giving 84.00 in
gold lo the ton. This is an average value taken from some 40
assays. 'Plus lowest return was
§2.40 in gold. Considerable work
has been done on this properly
and the owners have consolidated and forineil a group consisting of four claims, lho Grace
A., Grace L., Grace E, and tho
Caledona. This properly will be
developed (luring lhe coming
summer.
Tracy, Lowiit ami W,i,,a Orookfl.
There are some l In locations
iu Ibis portion of the district,
divided almost equally between
the above named creeks. At this
point many claims aro being developed, and the showing of
mineral is not excollod any whoro
Some Bulls-Eye Figures.
For fear that it may be doubted, we make the, following assertion: "That Port Steele is
the geographical centre of this
district." Tho postal authorities prove it by making Fort
Steele the distributing olliee for
the district The Golden stage
makes its headquarters ut Fort
Steele, also the Kalispell, Moyio
and Swansea stage lines all
centre al Fori Steele. Tele
graph and telephone lines have
their official headquarters at
Steele. Head of navigation on
the Kootenay river, Government
offices, custom house, Indian
agency, county court, are all al
Port Steele, demonstrating that
the official centre is located al
that point. Porl Sleele is now
and always lias been lho dis-
tribiuing centre of this dislrict.
I'orl Steele may not be a division headquarters, hut it will enjoy all the advantages derived
from a terminal poinl, with
active eompelilion between railway and  waler transportation.
We also assert without fear of
contradiction thai every trunk
road iu lhe disiriei centres at,
I'orl Steele. Asa mining eenl re
Poi'l Steele has more mines
within a radious of 1:1 miles than
any town in the district, These
arc facts and can bo substantiated
beyond all question. The hub
of this dislrict is Fort Steele.
READ.
THU   IIIKMH-LlUVUll.
about 25,000 tons per annum, and
states that its ligures are. taken
from the Dominion Trade and
Commerce returns. We cannot
lind ihal the Trade and Commerce returns give any such
figures. Stretching lhe ligures
lu lhe very widest extent they
will nut show an annual importation uf lead into Canada of more
than ln,iioii tuns, whicli is a very
different 111111.!' from 25,000 ions.
Arguing from these false ut
mistaken premises the Rtsutenaiun
contends that the whole of Ihe
exporls of lead in ore the pro
duce of Canada last year was insufficient hy 3,000 Ions lo supply
the home market, und lliul a
prohibitive duly on imports of
lead in all forms would compel
lhe smelling, refining and manufacturing uf lhe whole uf our
lead products in lhis country.
If lhe Kootenaiun's ligures were
correct, ihere would he some
basis for its contention iu favor
of a prohibitive duty, bul unfortunately they are not. The
Trade and Commerce returns do
not give accurately the tonnage j
of our lend imports, but lei us '
compare the value of the imports
of lead wilh lhat of the oxporls. j
Canada imported lasl year sera p.
pig and manufactures of lead to
ihe value ui' §250,707, and paints
. .H colors (of whicli lhe basis is!
11) to the value of §015,458, or
a total of §875,220. The Kooten-l
tiun give i the amount of lead I
oxpoi'i, I iii ore at 18,000 tons, j
This quantity at §3.5!) per bun- j
dred weight would amount to a j
total of §1,202,400,   or  pretty
nearly one-third more than the lB8C0U"ts Have Made No Change
total    imports    for    the    yeur I «"> Keeult of Elections.
amounted to.   Tho price of man-     Allthorei uts in the recta t
ufactured lead   is  higher ihan electio"s at Toronto a'.enowam-
that of crude lead, so lhat ihere eluded, and the result is to letjve
would be greater disproportion Mugs as before,  in    spite
between the tonnage of imports/'*"*' oxpectations aroused  f,,,
and exports than in the compar-1^ '"' two ,iml  '"''  Liber
atlve values.    It will thus  be would lose West E1gin> aud si
seen that when we allow that sequently that the Couservati
10,000 tons of lead was imported would lose West Huron or Otjts
in all forms last year we have wa'    'l'*"'lv '<"''' appeals, hi
not   understated   the   probable ever' '"   t1"' high court   in
ligures.   We believe, indeed, tlie Icases   of   VVl!>1   Elgin,   Si
real figures of imports must  be '''''"'j'* ^'est Huron and Ottawa
very much less. hui '■ is generally conceded that
Well, ihon, what is tho con* iWugs will remain as they are
elusion   to   be arrived  at   from
Ihese ligures?    If we exclude by      ,,    0"l,osit'0'' Obstruction
a prohibitive   import   duly lhe      '.'"' ' 'IT"*"'"!-   al    Victoria
lead manufactures of lho United agllin obstm1ed tho motion ft
States, the United States will ru   ™mmitloo°" supply, demand
tubule by  excluding our crude ",;"  ""'  '■"-distribution  bill
load, or lead in oro.   This would b™"«Jl dmm
have lho effect of slopping aboul       ' ''' Davis i'11': -1-'*' "*' Vi
one-half of lhe lead  production ''"'" "•'• *'l
uf lhe Province, fur we wnuld
lie lell withoul a mark,'I for lh,'
SUrpltIS over What could he used
iii Canada. Wnuld lhis lie good
policy!' li might promote llio
smelting and manufacturing in
dlislry on a small scale, bill il
would ruin our silver-load mining
industry. The question is, which
in,lusl ry should  We seek lirsl lu
promote?
The export   of  I,'iui   lasl  year
amounted to I8,ooo tuns.   This
Hotel Arrivals.
'i'he   following  gnosis
lered ai the different  lintels ,1
ing lhe past Week*;
i.vrrcuxATioxAi,.
W. G. ( uinuiins. Toronto.
,1. Davis, Sandon,
.I.lines Cowill, Muyie Cily.
'IE O'Neil, Muyie Cily.
.1. S. Huge, Moyie City,
P. C. IE Henry. Cranbrook.
Michael IE,well. Victoria,
fetor Playolt, "
VENOSTA,
.1. Williamson.
C. Kniil'fimiu, Muyie Cily.
DALGAHDNQ,
•I. R. Alseii, Salem, (Irogoil
C. K. Eluns,
•!• Woigbl n. Kalispell.
E, A. Calhau, Lewis Creek,
W. IE Gelding,
I)'*. Juntos Rrodie, Scotland,
EE c. Lnsk, Golden.
.1. licctuii. Kaslo.
II. chapman. Victoria.
IE. .1. Cai.n and wife, Ed nt
ONTARIO   CONTESTS.
of
a
tis
Ub-
■es
t-
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he
ilth
Justice, Th,* iippoinimonl wo
give satisfaction,
Apilnsl Gorman Bulo,
An Ensl   African  ilmpuiuh
Ik'i'lin papers suys llial Ihocl
of  Moreoro,  v || , ,-,,(M
bus rebelled again a German r
in Ulieland, Tl„. reliefs, ii is
ported, nre armed wilh M,lU8,
Miule ii Jfow On, Hut,..
Tim   ''■■'■   M lain  KEailv
md Nelson ,v Porl Shepp
year il will, wo believe, go to Railway havo made a now i
25,000 or 80,000 tons, while the of §2 por ton on nre from R(
usuoflead in Canada will be of land tu Nelson,
Id NOTICE.
Pyramid and Harpham Mineral Claims situate in tho Fort Steele Mining Division of East
Kootenay District.
Where located:-On Pyramid Creek, Si.
Mary's Hiver. about forty miles west of Fort
Steele.
Tuke no tire that !, A. S. Fnrwell, agent for
the Pyramid Kootenay Mining Co., Limited
(Foreign). Freo Miner's Certificate No. 10H1A
intend, sixty days from the dttlo hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder (or a Certillcate of
Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a
Crown lirant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section 37, must be commenced before tho issuance of such Certtfli'AtQ of Improvements.
A. s. PARWELL.
Dated this 6th dny of October, 1897.      '.'i-tf
NOTICE.
Wolmer, Warren. Brooks, and Mt.Chlof Mineral Claims Ritual; In the Fort Steele Mining
Division of Bust Kootenay District.
Where located: On Pyramid Creek, St.
Mary's River, about forty miles west of Fnrt
Steele.
Take notice tliat 1, A, > Furwell ageut tor
the Pyramid Kootenay Mining Co., L
(Foreign), Free Miner's Certificate Ne I S1A
intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to th-; Mining Rtei rdi c for a CertlC ito ■'.
Improvements, fur the purpose taining a
Crown Grant of the abovo claim.
And further take n< | .   ,
Section 9* must be comu        befoi  the Usu
anco of such Certificate of Improveu
A S. FARWELL
Dated this 23d day of September 1897. iM-tt
NOTICE.
Granite, Stille, Milton and Albert M neral
Claims situate In '.lir.- t i --■■■• ■ Mining Dl-
vltlon ■ f i-:!-' K   iti   . ■
Where   locati celt    5i
Mnry's River, al    l forty        a wt st   [Fort
'-.*■'"
Take nottoe that I, A S ftrwcll, v
Ua Pyramid Kooti   .   " i  g
iv. telgh)   Free Mlm rs Ci rtlttca ■  -S    l«JlA
[m, ,-,.. slity days from the daw "*':..,.; to ap-
biy tn th* Mthlag -V   -■.'..*
imt'WV'iii'-nt.s for the purpose   '   btalning ■>
CrownGrantof tht    ■
And further take i   ice lhat action
nei tlon 37 ::. ,-■'■■ mmi i :<   ■■■■' re   .    ssu-
:,:■■'   ..-..* [flcate i f Impr* veu
A. S FARWELL.
I atcd lhi  KWdttyo! September, 1897   ■'■ tf
TAX NOTICE,
ASSESSMENT  TAX    AND    PROVINCIAL
REVENUE TAX,
BAST KOOTENAY DISTRICT SOUTHERN DIVISION \
NOTICfE is hereby given, In accordance with j
the statutes, that Provincial Revenue Tax aud |
all taxes levied  under the  Assessment Act j
are now doe for lhe year 1898,   All of tho above ■
taxes collectible within Bust Kootenay District j
Southern Division are payable at my office Fori.
Steele,    Assessed tuxes are collectible at lho
following rules, viz:
If paid on or boforo ihoDOlh Juno, 1898:
Three-fifths of one por cent on real property,
Two and a half per eent. on assosHOd valuu of
wild land.
One half of ouo per cent, on personal property
On so much of tho Incomo of any person as
Fort Steele Mining I Wtsionof Fast Kootfnn
District.
Whom located: On Huckleberry lllll, ncsr
Mark Creek.
Take notice that 1. Neil McLeod Curran, Free
Miner's Certlllcato No. Vwrj. agont for D, D,
Mann, of Montreal, Quebec, Free Minor's Certificate No. 90000 Intend sixty days from dam
horoof, t" apply to tho Mining Recorder for a
Certillcate of Improvements fer lho purpose of
obtaining a Crown Grrtul of the abovo claim.
And further tako notlco ilim nctlon undor
section 37, must bo commenced before ihe Issu*
auco of such certificate of Improvements.
NKII. Mel,IKMi CURRAN
Dnted this Mih day of October, 1897,
NOTIl1! .
Tho Maverick mineral claim, situated In tho
Fort Steele Mining Division of Easl Kootenay
A man to put in w Sash aud
Dour F£,clory at Swansea
Good inducements will bo offered
lo  a  I'm ftble  and   rosponsibl*
man.
Crow
20-tf
S Nost Land nnd
Development Company,
SWANSEA, B. C.
Albert J* lircx.
ids one thousand dollars tho following   Dlstricl
rates,  namely, upon such exec ;s of In*
nhen the Hum is not more than ten ihousnud
dollars, une percent: when tho excess  -   ■
en thousand dollars and noi tuoi
i *.'•.'! dollars  ouo ii Liter ol ■
\" r eenl     win i: ouch cxci dvi p twe-aty
thousaud dollars one and <*i hal!   I   aopi
if paid on or after thc Isl July, UJWJ
Four fifths of one per cent, on real property.
Three per conl. on the assessed value of irlld
land.
riiiv.' [Quriha g[ un<- per cent, on p     ■ *
proporty.
On -■■ ...'■.   .■■•'■•. iny |
us exceeds ono thi usaud dollars the folio wins
r:u**s nuuiely upon -1"'*11 excess when iho same
Is not more than ten thousund dollurs. une and
une iiuarler ot one pi r eenl « hen sueh exct su
Is over ten thousand dollars and nol *-■;■
thousand dollar*   one and one-half of
,:. exiM sh is me'- twenty
■.  idoiiurs erne nud thret |ua :■ ■■-
.'■ -   ■.  i Revi nm Pas fc'.oOpei   ■
- , ■ *. M WARDS
* Swele B.C   '-"v w., C|   ■....      ■    B
Whero located    On lluckli berry lllll   ueai
Mark Crook.
I'nUo ii       that I, Nt     "■■■■'■ \    ■
Port Steele, Hrll    i l bin   l-'ree \t r h
. . ■    Lento N    -"■*    lull ltd shtj days   i    i
lion       ■  ■; Minim* Ue
foi  \ ■■■ tniii,it.- of Impri'veuieutHi tor
..« dug a i ■ m\ nrt.ni of the
.     ..      lhu
And further luke uotloe thai action,ntuler
section 37, must bo commenced bi fore the Issu
ance of such certificate of Improvi mcnis
m*u. M, ll on CURRAN
;    Dated this 30th duj uf October 1897
Barber.
Noxt Dnnrl Lo International Hotel.
B.
SANITARY
NOTICE.
Walsln-fham, Bailey, Korln, and Comstook
Mineral Claims, situate in tho Fort Steel   Mth
ittK Division of East Kootenay District.
Where   located:   On   Pyramid  Crei k,   St
Mary's River, ubout furty miles west of Fort
Steele.
Take notice that i. A.S. Furwell, agent for
Pyramid-Kootenay  Mining Co.,  Limited
Certificate No 1081A
the        	
iKup iy-ii). Kn.-" Mlncr'*^^^^^^^^^^
Intend, sixty days from tho date hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder for n Certificate of
Improremcntii, fur lho purpose of obtaining a
Crown Orant ot tho above claim.
And further lake notlco thai nctlon, under
section :t7. must bo cominen l before tho Issu-
,tm f huoIi Certillcnto of Improvements.
A.S. FARWELL.
Dnted LhhSOth duyof September, 1807, 24-tf
Land Purehasii,
NOTICE.
SUtyduys after dato I intend to upply to
thoChlef Commissioner of LamlH nnd Works
for pormlasion to purchase SiMnoros of land in
East Kootonny Disiriei and doserlhod ns follows: Commencing at a posi placed nt Um
north enst corner uf my pre-omption olaim,
tlienee easl 40 chains in ihe south east corner
Of Lot80, U. 1, theneo smiih 80 chains, thence
wesl 10 chains, tlioi north Wl chains to place
of commencement.
WILLIAM McKF.NZIE.
Dated lhis 18th day of February. 189B.   U-17
NOTICK, |h hereby
dale i shall npply I
UndHuml Works f
lho following i'l'-e
(uorth wohI corner)
NOTICE.
thnl slxly days after
^^^ HBALTH   ACT   ANE	
REGULATIONS,
provldo among oi      regulations
it ao room sha picdasa dwell-
..-'„■     it does    t eont*     i     asi KM
■ feet   ',-.,*' ■ ■, am or that
as ■   t wli ■■ ws :■ ,i ■.- i    pen loan anaer ap-
■. ■ L by tl ■ *-->■ ■ irj tut    rttiea
Tha-. every plac        upled *^ a dwelling
shallhekej   li pr persai tary condition and.
hul      .-■    .   lufflelent su] ply of pure and
whi h - me -s ,*■ -
That any ease 'if small pox, cholera, scarlet
(ever or dlphthei . sha : be rep rt< J immediately to the Loca B ard   ' Healt
Thai i; acard with the name of tho disease
in large letters s tll be Immediately posted in :
aconsplcu us place on the from of the building
In wl Ich such case ■ ccura
Thai such bullllng shall be qua
NOTICE.
i'lie lEv.i I.:;, u Ml leralClaim situated In the
Fort Steele Minim; Divlslouof Bast Kootenaj
i Islrlut,
Where 1 fated Ou Huckleberry mil utar
Msrk Creek'
Take notice Ih\v l N,;, Mcllt0(\ curran, Free
Ml!U'' * Cettlficato No. w\'7, ageut fur i\ C,
Andrews I 1'orouto Outurlo Freo Miner's Certificate No EHM71, intend slxi.v days from the
date hereof, to apply tu the Miniug Recorder
for a Certificate ol Improvements for the pur-
pmto of ohtnlnlng a Crown Qrnut of ihe abovo
claim.
And further take notice that action under
q 87 must be commenced beforo the Issuance of such Certillcate of Improvements.
WEIL McLEOD CURRAN,
Daied this 30th lay of October, l**,
FO
A Ian
harbor sli
nud foroid
JAMES
ISvorythli
Xwt ill
L;«sr>r   Liconnu,
NOTICE.
Notice Is hereby given thtit 30 iliiys after date
I shall apply to the Gold Commissioner for a
license to sell liquor at retail on the premises
knowu as the Central Hotel at Fort Steele.
II- W. DRE.V.
Dated this 18th duy of March, 1898,       12-lfl
NOTICE.
Notice ts hereby givon that thirty days after
date we will apply lo the (lold Commissioner
for a license to sell liquor by retail on the
tlned   I,rrm'MIS knowri ftS tbe Swansea   Hotel at
until disinfected, healthy persons who have
been disinfected being nlli ved t- remi Tr within six hours.
That the sick person ftnd tbe persons au
tending blm shall be Isolated, a guardian being
provided whu will bring supplit H lo the door of
the building without entering.
Thnt nil expenses uf Inspection, isolation,
quarantine, guard and disinfection am to be
paid by the owner or th*1 occupant of the building
Severe penalties am enacted for any infraction of ihe regulations nnd aro recoverable in a
summary manner.
,1. F. Abmstroso,
Uml Board of Health.
Fort Steele, It. C, February. IW.       T-ll
Swansea, Bast Kootenay, H. c.
ARENA &. HUCKELL,
Februarys, 1868. 7-H
MOYIE Cl
NOTICE.
I horoby give notlco that thirty days after
date I shall apply to the Gold Commissioner
at Fort St-ele, fnr a lieense to sell liquor by re
tall on the premises known as lhe Estella
Hotel at the town nf Tree******
A L MUTZ.
Dated February Sflth. imw. 10-14
CERTIFICATE OF  THK   REGISTRATION
OF AN EXTRA-PROVINCIAL COMPANV.
"Companjbs Arr, 1897."
"Sullivan Gronp Mining Company,"
ir permit
nf land
lilwny em
.int.'
al
ef commissioner of j Registered the 28th day of December, 1887,
In purchase j | HEREBY CERTIFY that I have this day
tlngutttpost registered the "Sullivan Group MiningCom-
n ihroo miles north of j pany" as an Extra-Provincial Company under
I Creelt and close to tho ■ the "Companies Act, 18D7," to carry outoreffeot
i, thence 40.00 chains all or nny of tho objee
, Ins east, thence  10.001 to which the leglslativ
, hereinafter set forth
authority of tho Legis-
lietnc bin acre
40.00 chains
; moro or loss
st m initial post,
Dnted I3t.li January, iw*. i-r:
NOTICE.
Applicutli ti will b1' madi* tu the I.and Commissioner for the purchusn nl ffiM ucres of land
commencing nt a south nisi corner posi placed
u ar the month of Gold Creek, East Kooti uny
Then running north one mile nlong the Kootenay
River, Uf ii wesl one half mile, then south one
mile, then ulong the bunh of Oold Creek to
south ensl c< rnor post and point of commencement.
Dated 25th January, 1803,
MB FRANK EC RICKWARD
NOTICE.
I hereby give noi      that sixtj $ i}    afti r
date i -:. >      - v   ..      ; in base Ifio
acres of land al Palmer's Bar creek described
aa follow - ■   ng i   the   nitial
planted   •  ■■ lortb of Dr. A'nti
initiai pi - .■.«■■   poMl
thence south W chain -  them t i ast I
theneo north 10 chains  ihenci  wesi  ;■
lo tho sold initial post, excluding the right of
way for rollwnj
A   IE  H  WATT
Fort Steele, ilth February 1898,        ft ie
NOTICE.
Notice Is hereby given that 1 LB Sunburn
sixty day- after date Intend to apply to the
i nief Commissioner of Lands and Works, Victoria, B.C., for perm alt | n baselAOacres
of land described as ( lit ■ Commencing at
tbe v nli west corner post situated on the west
shoro of the Moyie Lake thence running forty
chains corth, thence east to the Moyle Lake
forty chains more or less thence following tho
Moyie Lake southerly to the point of commencement
I  li SANBURN
DatedJau ISth I80H t-\\
NOTICE.
Sixty dayH afler duto I shall apply to the
Chlof Commissioner of Lands and Worka for
ii purohaso tho follnwlng li  i    hod
I In Kasi Kootenay, it  '      ' lorn
 .\ post planted at the mouth ol the
Kasi Fork of Wild florae orook, thence North
fnrty chains, thonco enst fortyohalns thunee
south forty ehnliiH. thonoo west 'unv chains lo
point of cummi'iieeiiH'in Containing (Macron.
WALTER VAKARHDALBN
Dfttml this l>ce. I.'.th, IBW 8-11
NOTICE.
Notice Is hereby given that thirty 'lavs nl
lor dale Ilu tend to apply to tho Oold Coin*
mlBslonor for ft llconso to soil llf|uor by retail
iui the premises known as The Club, at MoDoU
gnVsCamp, Baal Kootenay, It. C.
[lermmsinii
land RlltiftU
lature of British Columbia extends.
The head ofllce is situate in the City of Spokane, Suite of Washington, O. S. A..
The amount of tho capital of the Company Is
two million llvo hundred thousand dollars, divided into two million five hundred thousand
shares of one dollar eoch.
The head ofllce of tho Company in this Province is situate in Kosslnnd. and William 13.
Hull, Superintendent Le Roi Mine, whose address is Rosslund aforesaid, is the attorney fnr
the Company.
Tho time of tho existence of the Company is
fifty years.
The obJects*for which the Company has been
established are: -
To carry on the business of mining, milling,
smelting, and reduction of ores of all kinds: to
buy, sell and deal in mines; to buy, sell, lo
lease nr bond mines and mining propertioa, and
generally in deal In and handle mines and minerals of every description within the United
States and the Province nf British Columbia,
and la erectand maintain mills, smelters, and
ail appliance-, fnr the reduction i»r handling of
metuls und mineral's, nnd to do all things necessary ur proper in connection with the foregoing objects, as aforesaid.
Given under my hand and seal of office at
Victoria, (Province of British Columbia, ibis
Bth dnj of December, ono thousand night hundred and nlnety-HOvcn. 7-11
(U8.J S, Y. WOOTTON,
2deiW        Registrar of Joint Stock Companies,
NOTICE.
Notice Is hereby given, thnt thirty days
after dale I shall apply to Ihe Gold Commissioner for a license to sell liquor at retail on
lho promise* known as the Summit Hotel
situated at the summit or (loat River, In the
Fort Steele disiriei.
HAROLD POLLARD.
Dated this Ist day of March, 1808.      10-H
NOTICE.
I hereby give notice that thirty days after
date I will npply to the (loventment Agont at
Fori Steele, for a license lo sell liquor by retail
at the Yukon Restaurant, ('oul creek, in the
Province of Mrltish Columbia.
ALEX MOKINNON.
Dated at l-'ort Steolu this 1st day of March,
189a 10-14
NOTICE.
Nolice is hereby given that thirty days from
dato hereof I Intend toapplytothoGovornmont
Agent and Stipendiary Magistrate for the
southern division of East Kootenuy Dislrict for
a license to sell by retail spirituous liquors,
wine, ale and beer, on premises creeled by me
at Michell l'rairie to tie known us the "Prairie
Hotel."
JOHN JOHNSTON.
Dated this Ist day of March, I WW.       10-1J
notice. m
Nolice is hereby given that thirty days after
dato I will apply to the Oold Commissioner for
a license io sell liquor by retail on the premised
known as the Central Hotel at Mojlef'lty, F.ast
Kootenay. B. C.
MARTIN FOLEY.
Hated this 3fUh January. 1898. 5*9
Fon
IT STI'lEUC, II. ('.
pxporloiicn in I
ips of Aiiii'i'iciin
n counli'los.
lading
cities
II&HWARDEN k SON
lAK HI-
SHOP
g Strictly First Class.
nu* to the Prospector,
muyiu   i iuuui
Hloyie city, B. G,
Fit-fit oIms fti-cnmmwUlion forE traTcl
linK public.     A well itiwhed !>»r.
Good ntAhling.
«, CAMPBELL, rHOPRI*TO?l.
TVums leave Korl Steelo Tnes
dajs Fridays and Saturdays at
7 a.m. for Kllioll'n Landing, con-
nerlintr, wilh bonis for Moyie
City. '
Boal* enn be, hml »nj <U- at Klliott'i.
Crow's    Nost
HOTEL
F.Ik River, on thc line of
thc new railway.
OH AU1MW9BATIIII FIR
TRAVELLERS.
B.P.COOK.
Livery, leed   and  Sale Stable,
Fort Stoolo, 11. C.
Teaming of all kinds •olicited.
Kaftan House
Y, EAST ROOTIIAY. B.C.
The above Hotol has boe.n recently ended, and neatly furnished throughout.
Cosy and Comfortable Rooms
Tho Bur  supplied   with   tho   BEST
lintndil ot Liquors und Cigars.
HEADQUARTERS   POR MINING  MEN.
and Kalispell
STAGE LINE,
D, W, W00DBDRY, MANAGER.
On and aft it August 27th, 1897, weekly
Btagea will leave Fort Steele on Fri-
duy numintfH at 7 o'clock.   Return ng    leave   Kalispell
Tiesday  morninga at
7 o'clock.
Kalispell and Fort Steele offices
at the stores of
H.E.KING A, CO.
NOTICE.
NOTICK In horoby Klvon lhat uppllcBtlon will
in- niit.de io ih'- i.i'i/isiiHtiri- nf tho Provinoo ol
HritlHh Columbia nt lu next hotmlon for a private bill lo Incorporaw a Company lo build,
oqulp malniuln and opornlo n Una or lltiofl <>f
Hniiwiiy frnni n point nonr Fori Hloolo, theneo
lo n [mini, nonr whoro tho Kootenay Hiver
oroHMSM the International Boundary Line with
powor ia etiulpconHiruot, nnd mutninln brnnoh
11nf - tn i,i,u-i own '<T maintain whnrveii nnd
docks iii connection therewith, uml with powtr
in build own eijulp nnd umluinln Htonin nnd
other vunnnln nnd Iroau nnd npornto tli« itnmo
on any nnvlifnhle wniorN within tho I'rovlnoo,
unit wiih powor to imii'i oqulp operate nnd
mn In lain relonrnph nnd lolopliono IIhoh in oon«
nnetton with tlm mild railway nnd branched nnd
U) Kuiiorute olocirlclty fnr tho nupply nf linlii.
hnni ur jmwoi umi with power lo oxproprlntv
Inndn fnr tin- purimnoM at tho Company uiul in
noriulro InntlH, bomiNOH, prlvllcnon and oilier
nldn from uny Kovorntnoiu, municipal, corpora
lion, or other poraon or bnilloa and i" levy nnd
collect toils from nil ptirti**i mUm tin' Bftld
ruilwuy nr brnnohoHi nnd with powor t" mnka
trnfllo arrandomonln wiih uny railway, steam*
boat or othor company nml fur all othof riwhiH
powers ond privileges that mny bo Incidental
thoroto.
Datod at Vletorln ihli ftih dny of Deortnbor,
ih»; II. K. A. ROUEHTSON,
NOTICE.
I, Wm. B. Mo Loan, do hereby give notice
lhat sixty daya aftor dale I will apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands nnd Works for
permission to purchase six hundred nnd forty
ucres ol lund .sliuutod In the Southern Division
of ihe District of Knst Kootenuy nnd described
as follows. Commencing nt n posl plnnted on
the west bunk of tho Klk Klvcr nhout four
miles above ('oul creek, ihenee west eighty
chnlns. thence south elghly chains, tlience euat
io the Klk River, thence following the bank up
thn snld river Lo the place of commencement.
Conl Creek, March Ifllh, I89H. 13-81
Moyip: 0 Steele
FREIGHT
LINE.
Freight will lm carried liutwi,™ fort
Htoolo, Criiiiln'imk, Sifton, mill MojlQ
City, lit tin' tullowlliR nitOBI
(Ovor 60lbs. l«'lnn ul 100llm. mte.)
lli'lwi'i'ii Sli'i'li- iiiiii I'niiilii-iMik --
Ml |iiiiiiii1h I  28
IIKI |iiiiiiii|h       Wl
lli'lwi'i'ii Htoolo iiiiiI Sifton -
Till |khiih1h     7,r>
IWpotindH  l.oo
Botwoon Btoolo uml Moylo
.'ill |illlltllll<   1,00
100 pound*  1.60
Sjhh'IiiI riitofl on liit'iro lulu mnv Itu
uri'iiiij/i'il Iiy npiilyiii^ Ui C. M. Knii|i,
SiiTu DopoBlt liuililliiKi Port Btoolo,
Also » si iii'i! Una twii*.; u week Ik>-
twooii Moyie Ijilcn nml Stoolo,
THE
Personal
Sheet
Hot
Iron
Furnish
Steele   House.
P. A. SHIP
fins lewed the Dining Iloom nnd Bod
Riiomii ef the Steele Home, »nd bogs
to solicit » shsro of lho putrornige of
the iiublic.
DIRIHQ     ROOM    OPER    PROM
S A.M.  TO 8 P.M.
BltF.AKFAST    (I to 9 a.m.
OINNRK  12 to 2 p.m.
SUI'l'Klt    B to 8 p.m.
Short orders will be served only between regular meal hours.
ASSOCIATION.
ThomtB MnVlttlr
O. S. Frlnell,
N. A.  Wiillini'.r
K. I". Smiih
William Rnilllr
SrurtilRry
Thi)  rfmiliir mfftlnnii of llm aflflootnUon
I hr held oh Ihft Ini nnil 3rr1 Hutunluy In
CTfiry miiinh.
All ponnibll Infanimtion will be furolnh-
m\ by lha Annm-lnbion, upon Application to
Wlllltm nulllir. Sm., Fori  .Steelo, a C.
Profoesionni.
Hugh Watt,M. D.,CM.
M. C. P. S., Ontario and British
Columbia.
I.ATF.    OF
THT.    ItOYAI.
HOSIMTAI..
Fout Steele, B. C.
THOMAS   McVITTIE.
P.L.S. <* C.E,
Fort Stoelu B.C.
IT. L. CUMMINS.
P.L.S. * C. E.
Port Steele B.C.
. W. IIIHUIIUIK.
ROSS k HERCHMER.
Barristers   ■    ■   Solicitors
NOTARIES PUBLIC
CONVBTANCERS. . .
AKE   II0NEY.
M*"EM
IN
M.r,E G,n
K
AND
IMBERLY.
FORT STEELE
AID
MOYIE LAKE
STAGE   LINE.
A bl-wenkly stage will leave Steele
every 1'nosday and Friday at
7:80 A M
Commencing Friday, July Itith, for
Cranbrook, Sifton, and .Moylo City.
Returning   wlll   leavo  Moylo
Wednoslays and Saturdays at
3:80 P M
Reaohlng Htoelo tlie day following
nt noon.
Tickets bay be proeureil from C. M.
Keep, Sit a Deposit Co., Stoolo, and
mid at thu|Hotel, MoyieClty.
I0NEER TIN SHOP.
attention paid to all kinds
of Job work.
Air
Stoves made to order,
Drums a Specialty.
T. C. ARMSTRONa.
Fort Steele Wood Yard.
WOOD
id Promptly, nil lon^ltiH.
//im' Oni'r.i with (lilnin it- fAndnay, or
,ritli\tlir Wnlrr llrliffrij Man.
C. J. CROFT, Proprietor.
J. J. QUINLIVAN.
GENEftAL   BLACKSMITH,
AND
WHEELWRIGHT.
WnrHnishofllng A Siiccialty,
JOHN W. WOLF.
Boots  *fP  Shoes
Repairing done in a workmanlike
manner.
Fort Sleele,  B.   0.
T.   EDE.
Customs ind Mining Broker
CONVEYANCER.
Mining Properties Bought and Sold.
Geo. s. UcCrter. .I. A. Harvoy.
HARVEY & MoCARTER
Barristers. Solicitor,,   Notaries Public,
Conveyancers etc.
POUT STEELE, 13. C.
COLLECTIONS     PROMPTLY    MADE.
Johnson &-Rohinson
MINING    BROKERS.
Pout Steele, B. C.
Correspondence Solicited.
DAYID GOLDBURG
CHAS.  ESTMERE,
Draughtsman and
Blue Printer.
In Moyio Townsite Company
Office.
KALISPELL,        - MONTANA.
Wholesale dealer in Confectionery, Fruit, Nnls, Ac., Ac.
Cigars & Tobacco.
I CURE CATARRH.
CaUirrh million life mitioriiblo to
ninny people. Seareely a permiti in
wholly free from it Catarrh arises
trom a combination of i;iis«e« formed in
the human Bystoin. I havo modlcino
thai, will cure you periiianently in two
weeks.
TAI YEE, The Druggist.
I''ort Steele, ll. C.
D. L. BETTCHEN
# The Jeweller $
Watches   repaired and   satisfaction
Guaranteed.
Fokt Steele,
B. C.
p BO BSE IN,
CONTRACTOR
and BUILDER.
Fort SU*jIe,
R. C,
J. J. Lamont
Contractor and Builder
Fort Steele, B. G.
D, M. McMillan,
Mining Propositions,
Mining Shares,
Farm Lunds and
Real Estate.
CORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED.
, M. McMillan, Brandon, Man.
«H THE Off
EXCHANGE R SAFE DEPOSIT CO,
Transacts a-gonoral collecting and exchange business,
DRAFTS, CHECKS, TIME CHECKS AND
ACCOUNTS CASHED.
Drafts Issued payable In Canada and
the United States.
Fort Steele Assay
Office,
RONAN & LEACH,
USHERS AND CHEMISTS.
FURS****
The Providenoo Fur Company,
I'rovliliiliri', It. I., wiuim nil Ivlml'i of Knw
Kurd, SIOlin.1 IIiihi'Iih, Srliw.li. KU*. ttrerlt-.t:
iluotcil fur in-tl -.1 xl.v iltiyit ArilllH flllfliW'i:
Silvor Pox tiMni i" nwim
Ilcur    > ill Hi   a, mi
om*r    iuuui     sul
lliiiivnr    mil m     :i«i Hi
Mlirllll    2IXIK)      JIM
Wolf   i ui ui    aiM
Uml I'm    1 IM Ui     5 IM
Mlnli  75 Ui     SIM
Skunk       »lo     I IM
amy Km     mi to      it,
Kill        BI Ui -Sit
6-iri'riv'' i.i'-i .rn iiii ntiinr furs and skins on
iiliplli'iilloii. Full prions inmrunuiod.. 1'iiiiifiil
selection, coruioiiH irt-attnuni uml ImnivilltiU)
ri'tnltuuioe on nil connlgninf nui. 18-B7 THK PROSPEOTOR, FOKT STEELE, IV CE. MARCH
DISTANCES
On Crow's N«i*t Itiiilwuy Mniii Lino
and Fori Stoolo Branch.
.IMI
Milis
1,1'llilirl,Ilii'In Miii'I 1	
MllllUuilUo Crow'a Ni-sl l.likn  IK
Crow's Nrsl l.uUi'liil'iull Cl u  UU
Com Crook In lilli Hiver Crossliw  in
Kill Hlvor CroKslim lu Wlmlnor  'St,
Wunliirr in Fort siurio Junction  HI
1MUT HTKBI.X IIHAK'H.
Fori Stoolo Jiiuottoti in Fort Steele  V
Port Stoole lo Nortli sur Ulur  t':i
UAIN I.INH.
Fort Steolo Juiiolloii lo I'rmUroolt  7
Crnnbi'flolt to Swunitoii  in
Swuiwii to Moylo City   7
Moylo City lo Clout liivor Summit  u
0. li, Summit loll. II. Limllng  «
©he yr0«fr*e*ctot.
SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 1898,
pro-lost againiit llm cossion ol unci' proclaim the brute, bus
Port Arthur to Russia, saying it ruthlessly slain and starved
would destroy foe balance »* thousands of Cubans, and vio-
powor in (Iiinn.     Jbc. Chinese , .   , ..,„,,
officials, however, declare their lated evOTJ' P^ciplo of freedom
inability to withstand the Rub- »n<i humanity right at their door-
sian demand. M. Pavloff, the .stop. Some of the laws of na-
Russian charge d'affaires, wished tions as well us some of lhu laws
the cession to take place within of individuals are obsoiete| or
live days, in order to forestall , ,, , , ,, , ,
lho arrival of his successor, M. should be> ttnd thttt liuv of na*
Speyer, but China requires u | tions which has allowed Spain
longer time to consider the mat- through its Weyler lo carry on
ler, and therefore negotiations its murderous work of "killing
wore transferred to St. Peters- L„ the breed" ob it has done in
burg.   Russia is still exerting L, .     ...     ,    .,,. ,, ,
pressure to bring about the dis- JCuba should ttnd wil1 be annulled
missal of the Ilritish railroad by the higher law of humanity
engineers. The Tsung Li Yamen which now cries halt. The pre
referred tho matter to the diroc- text wjh bu the troacherous
tor of railroads,  wh,.. declared h]m[ag  „p  of  ||i(,   battlesh1p
I
S>v£2^S^£3^*kS5sSSIjS^
NOTES  OF  THE LATEST JfUWB.
By Wire and Pout Irom all Parti of
the World.
The excitement in the U. S.
over the Maine affair is intense.
i,
EheC. P. R. is having a single-handed war with U. SE linos.
The maritime customs of China
are to bo under Ilritish control.
The war feeling is growing
strong in Spain. The Spanish
cruiser Vi/.nyu has left New-
York.
Mr. Chamberlain, in Imperial
Parliament, says the government
will not allow the French to forestall them any more in Africa.
Mr. A. M, Burgess is dead.
He was an ex-deputy minister of
the Interior.
Imperial Parliament has adopted the army estimates, covering
the increase without a division.
The U. S. havo decided to
abandon the relief expedition to
Dawson, having come to the con
elusion lliul no necessity exists
for it.
Great anxiety exists In Spain
pending tho wrdict of the U. S.
court of enquiry on the Maine
disaster.
There is un ominous silence on
the Maine disaster report.
Ryan beat Green in 18 rounds
at San Francisco;
Nine boats are being built in
Vancouver alone for the Stickine. ■
Isaac N. Kendall, of Ottawa,
bus gone to the Crow's Nest Pass,
where ho will superintend tho
erection of a large saw mill for
the C. P. U. 'li is said tlie
structure will be one of the
largest in Canada.
Upward of 20 cars of Crow's
Nesl Puss Railway supplies are
in ilie 0 IE li. yards at Nelson.
Steamer Nelson look a load of
steel rails to Goal Rivor on
Tuesday for Murphy & Carlson.
Lord Rothschild says that
Hamilton Smith is not his agent
for any Yukon business.
War clouds bang heavily iu
lho East. Russia may yel have
to light Grout Britain and Japan.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier, in a patriotic speech, snys Canada will not
forego an inch of her rights in
iiie Yukon: the government
would immediately begin a railway to sail waler.
'ho feeling iii London is thnt
Spain may prefer war to internal
trouble.
Peeling between France and
Great Britain is very strained.
Great Britain will not aid
Spain in wise of war with the
U. S.
Tho British Conservatives are
defeated on the London county
council elections.
The IE P. R. will, within a
short time, extend a branch
south from lhe Kootenuy inlo
Spokane, in Washington Stale,
To accomplish this object, it is
said thai tlie Canadian line will
secure lln* Central Wellington,
which starts a Cheney, Washington, and goes in a llortllWOStOl'ly
direction into Douglas County,
soulh of llie Colvillo Reservation,
Ou Tuesday tho C. IE I.E bridge
at Mil ford gave way under a
freight train und seven cars wenl
through, Tuesday's No, I did
nol reuch Goldon lill Wednesday
morning,
Mr. lliggins' resignation has
slill moro disorganized the Gov-
eminent purly. Few people here
believe that tho Governmontwill
carry lhe elections, and some of
ils present supporters in the
House will join tho Opposition
„i n„, ,.i,,..■., ..I'li,;,.' mmiflp   v..,,,.
their services lo bo indispons
able, regardless of their nationality.
Tho interest in the possible
war with Spain overshadows
everything else, but a war between Japan and Russia is much
more probable than a war between tho United Stutes ami
Spain.
The announcement made to
parliament by Sir "Wilfred Laurier, lhat il is now tlie policy of
ihe administration to prepare to
extend lhe Teslin Lake-SlicUine
River railroad to a British Columbia port nexl. year if trouble I
over transshipment arises at the
American port of Fort Wrangel,
lias improved the position
of the government. The
opposition has not ceased to
attack the Mann-Mai'ICeiizie contract, but its most effective gun
has been silenced now.
Victoria- -The steamer Amur,
from Fort Wrangel, reports tliat
the Stickine route to tbe Klondike is a failure.   On account of
the mild weather, Ihere is a slush i very close to transportation,
on the ice and il is impossible to j w]ljc]l considerably enhances
make   any   progress.      Parties: ^ .^ , ,
sent forward to commence work .,, , , ,
on the Stickine & Teslin railroad wl" cla™s be mol'Q tll:m ^'onty, |
aro unable to gel up the river, or at lhe outside, thirty miles
Unless there is some cold weath- from llie main line. Good wagon
er ibis month to make theicean(j ]lll(,k trails have been put
solid the Stickine routo is prac- throh ft u fl
ticullv blocked  until  navigation     ,    ; . •'
opgni : principal points by the Govern-
,,„   .,,    ,.,        .   .        .,,    ment, so that it is no great hard-
The Klondike rush  is rapidly ,        '
Hearing lhe point where it will shll' '" l""'** "' supplies ami
become the Klondike tragedy.     [ requisite machinery for develop-
The American heart is easily;1"1'"1 Vfork.-Miniiig Rivicw.
stirred up Ihese  days,     At   a ,.,    .
public entertainiue.il  at Miiinea- j Iluxni* 0ref'
polis last week a large American The question of sufficient ores
Hag was displayed between the to justify the establishment of
acts, and the audience went wild sm0iting enterprises has long
wilh enthusiasm
Mercantile   Co. I
ILIMITED   LIABILITY.)
I
Railroad GoniraGtorc and miners supplies I
Maine. - /'Viv Lance,
Foi t Stoolo District, East Kootonay.
In regard lo ihe capital expended in East Kootenuy, it may
be us well to slate lhat all the
claims working there are worked
by close corporations, and East
Kootenay today has never placed i
a single dollar's worth oi stock |)|   GROCERIES. HARDWARE, DRYGOODS. SHOES. BLANKETS. MACKINAWS AND FUR-   j?
upon the eastern markets.   East
Kootenay  at the   present time
presents a very  favorable  tioli
for development companies, as
Ihere  are   over    2,0U0   claims I
recorded in this district, a number of whicli show considerable
merit,  but owing   lo the small I
amount of development done on I
numbers of   these claims, it  isl
very   hard   to   ascertain   thei
actual value.    The advent of the
C,  P.  Iv.  passing through the
heart  of this district, places a
greal number  of  thoso claims
WISHING GOODS.
Potatoes
WHOLESALE
Oats
Cigars I
yppp
Sritish
■^■''g'S''*^:^^
The fund of fifty millions
placed in the hands of the president lo be used for war purposes, will probably prove to be
been a mooted one. As a matter
of fact, tliere is nothing in il;
the long-advanced opinion thai
we have nol such o'.cs in sulli
[loses, iiiii ■.iruuauiy [iioie io  ul-  -  	
I tho strongest  peace argument cient quantity is oasily exploded.
thut could be use
London-  The Sl.  .lames llu-
izetto ibis afternoon says it understands Lord Hamilton will
succeed Earl Aberdeen as gover-
1 nor general of Canada.
Benefits the Whole World.
Detroit Pree Press: Great
Hrilain's policy of opening up to
the whole world whatever mar-
kotS she herself wills by her
shrewd diplomacy is aboul lo
triumph in China, lo the advan-
lageof not only herself, but of
all commercial nations. The result will tie that American ships
will soon be permitted to penetrate the very heart of the rich-
i sl pari of China and American
commerce will bo exceedingly
shortsighted unless it joins iii
the exploitation of litis land of
great commercial promise. This
triumph of English diplomacy
may be looked upon as of immense value lo the whole English-speaking world, ourselves
as well us Groat Britain,
Sura to Como.
The United  Slates anil Spain
nre on lhe verge of war und u
declaration may bo made ul any
time, or il may be postponed for
a few weeks or  months.    But il
is sure in come  nml  il  is  discreditable to the United States than most people anticipate,   Ii
thal.il has been delayed as long, is also necessary to liave a comas it has.    As much as we abhor: oleic ami full Usl in order lliul a
war and   bloodshed, we  would propor redistribution   of  seals
welcome Um commencement, of can be made,
hostilities on this occasion.   It
is necessary  for Ihe   Welfare of1 A Military Company.
mankind and tho advancement of The government is going to
civilization. Ninety per cent of give Fort Steele a military com-
the American peoplo are in favor pany. Would it not be well to
of "free Cuba," and have been i have the brass band become a
for the past tun years: yet treaty ', military band in connection with
Fast Kootenay, just opening up,
through the medium of the C,
N. P., is known to abound in
'•dry" ore, and can be made to
supply what the theorists orrone-
ously claim West Kootenay
lack's. Even if these sources
failed, the building of the Nelson it Bedlington railway will
put us within easy reach of the
Idaho und Montana mines, from
which any quantity of "dry" ore
may be drawn cheaply- But it
mny be said wil bout fear of successful contradiction, that East
and West Kootenuy can supply
all lhe "dry" ore thai could ever
be required in lhis country.—
Kiioteiiiiitin.
Kasl Kootenay can supply nil
lhe lluxes needed in smelting for
both East and West Kootenay.
There is no need of going outside the Province for this class
of ore.
Have You Ki'-riatorud.
Every man in the Fort Steele
dislrict. eligible us a voler ill the
Impending election owes us a
duty   to   the   people,  to see lliul
his name appears on ihe new
voters Iisi. II is especially urgent ai the present lime thai all
who have a vote should register.
'I'he election  may  occur sooner
GEORGE GEARY.
Livery, fend & Sale Suiilo.
Fort Btoolo U.C.
SAIHil.K & PACK EIORSKS.
MKKCHANTS   Mc.uu.va opau, kimw i si>i-ctAi.n
East
Kootenay,
soie Atfents ,0l tb0 canton steel con
Tins Steel is guaranteed to be oqual to Jessop's or Firths in al
Hard Rock Wokk.
JOHN WEIGrlTMflN
/./TAT.
FEED, APIs
SAI.F. STAPLES.
Kalispel Mont.
Parties to uml from Fort Stoele
"ill find timi this is ih,- besl place t"
leuvu their stock, mnl obtain conveyances.
Soi.i'i Agents
Grows Nest Goal Gomniy.
GRASSICK  &  DEMPSEY.
s ■ *— Giant Powder gouid. co™ctohs
BUILDERS.
Kiil'l     Steele     II.C.
Mining Supplies a Specialty.
Canadian Pacilic Railway.
FROM OCEAN TO OCEAN. SMITH &..LINDSAY
When going East this line affords excellent accommodation lor the traveller.   Splendid
Dining Car Service, Palace Sleep- HighoBt Price
ing Cars, Through Tourist raid for      $$
Car Service. Purs.
Montana.
Lake Steamers leave Ft, William, out
rs. SPRAGUE
Alborlu      lor Owon Hound ovory Tuesday ..
Alhabasea '  Thursday ,Tml  $  Confectionery
'Mil,lil"la Siiii,I;ev A    Notions or all kinda.
FOR MFORMATICH 1N9 FULL PARTICULARS APPLY TO
C. B. WELLS, Agenl, Golden, B. C CIGARS and TOBACCO.     %
HOB BUT KEKB, Traffic Managor, Winnipeg, Man, !                                  -     --
Fort Steele Meat Company.
Fresh and Salt Meats always
on hand.
KALISPELL, MONTANA.
Mrs. .lumen t'oiilnn  j
'     .1. li. RottgOM }     DlliEOTOH.S.
"   VV. A. Conrad I
MltS, E. U. WBBBBB, ManoKer. THK PROSPECTOR, FORT STEELE, B. 0., MAROH 20, 1*08.
THE   PROSPECTOR,
IS   PUBLISHED   WEEKLY  BY
TUK  PROSPECTOR COMPANY.
A. II. GRACE. MANAGER.
THE PROSPECTOR, Is published
every Snturdny, and has a gtinrnntecd
circulation larger than any otlier paper
in Last Kootenay, It is ull homo Printed
and contains double the news of any
other paper In the district.
As mi advertising mcdh:in it is un-
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Devoted to the upbuildlnit ot Fort Steole,   the|uPon :il ^6 meeting (
development ot tbe vast minerul resources ol
tne Kast Kooteutii" mining dlstrlet.
S'i.-~ •,)■'•: year. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Advertising mtcs mado hnown on application,   SllUie cleill'lieSS   of   VleW
Cou      il ous ar   •      I    I trom all pnrts ot tin    shown
dlsivlc     ii      nin tti nl ■• r publication
iniM have tbe writ'   -
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due,
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tho agitation, and it  is salisfuc- smutting of all onr Canadian lead ed to pass through und increase
tory to see  that the Canadian ores in Canada, and see how il the overflow  on   the  meadows
Mining Institute (a   body  now would affect   our load   minors, contiguous to tho hunks uf the
pretty well representative of the Tho duty ou load whon gqing iu- Columbia.    At lho present lime
mining interests ot  the whole to our only available lead niurlcot lho canal is closed up uml is lu
Dominion) has reached the same (the United States) is II cents all intoiits and purposes a thing
conclusion, and  at   the annual per pound whon exported in tho of lho past so far as its utility is
meeting   of   the   Institute    at shape of  ore, aud   :'i   cents a concerned, il  uot  being oonsid-
Montreal    recently,   passed   a pound when sent in in tho shape prod worth while lo expend uny
formal resolution to that effect, of bullion.     Clearly, thou,  tho moro inonoy on il  in lho way of
Canadian lead minor, if Iio bad repairs, as ii Ims been proved to
boon com pel led lasl year to turn bo utterly valueless [or tho pur-
all  liis oro into bullion before puses of  navigation,   Slill lho
markoling ii,  would   havo lost Kootonuy Vnlloy Co, havoCrown
three-quarters of n eenl ou each grants [or nearly ,!0,()00 ueres uf
pound, or. on tho surplus of IH, choice hot loin ami  boncli lauds
OUO tons which must bo exported, between Canal  flat and  the In*
au aggregate oi  'OT.OOll    The (ornalioniil boundary on which
total   value  of   lead   and   lead l-liey pay tuxes amounting loonly
manufactures imported into Cun nboul (tllH) n year, il  boing as-
aila lasl   J ear.   as show 11 abovo,
amounted   Lo only ¥E.".:i.l:'E,  si
llml. I'lltllPl' thllU be I'ureeil under
presenl conditions to snioll his
oros at home, il  would  pay   ilu
But tliere was another phase
of   the  same question touched
  lhe Mill
ing Institute and  which in our
opiuion was mn handled with tho
was
te
HEAD OFFICE,....
D. C, BRANCH OPPICBS
.LONDON, ENGLAND
.NELSON and FORT STEELE
T. Ci. PROCTER, -   Gen'l   Manager
ROSS Si  Ill-KCIIM
ER,
in the discussion ol ex
pun duties. Wo refer to the
proposal mado ami seemingly
unanimously concurred in by the
members  present   to  impose n
i'i  import  duty on  lead
ami   lead  manufactures coining
into Canada.    The report of Ihe
lisc ission as given in lhe Muni
real Gau tie is us follows:
Agents, Fort Steele.
evi
"Om of the gt'eatem possibilities* for
n     ., ... .,*   .   ti rurisc, ii whs
., ,v ■ *   I    smeltii       :e ll  tl
ol the oi .    il      IBritUh C'olttm-
b u w ithiu the  iinil - ol  l 'uniuUnn soil,
Any tu, ,  - -        ■ end, ami
* *    iv :■ rests,
-        -
ough the si aeotii'-
.'_- lOluilliOtl (n'V-
"■'" •  L'rowl   ot the  ,   „. ,.,_ „„, . ,, . ,,   ,
gindusifj ilumhiii, however, only the ignorant that
■ - : *. iu operation two will   be deceived   by any  sueh
-      era and   oewl ch was idle. ,.,, ,,,,,,      m,      i,,',-,   ,'..,  ,
.    - ■:;;„,'„  statement.      lhe   I niled   Slates
.*.•-■■ twas an   nsatisfactorj will take our lead, but they want
' Liitnirs, when the mines of I'aii-^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
©lj*e gfco$p*ecta;.
SATURDAY, MARCH 2H,   "-
LAST year an agitatii *
gol up in West Kootenay
in favor of the imposition of an
export duty on ores shipped .on I •       its io supply her (why they admit lead iu the shapi
is improved  lund instead
of w ild  land, ll uly  improve-
mi nl boing Ibe aforesaid canal.
If lhe wild land lax wus imposed,
v, liieli in justice lo thu country
lend miner to buy all the lead ought to bo done, thou tho rove- Pj-jces
aud lead manufactures that Cun   into  derived   from   these lands
adu imports aud make a tree gifl would bo in tbo neighborhood of
em tu all tlie I'aiiadians whu*s:.',iiiiii instead ul' lhe paltry $100
wanted them! and in all  probability would lie
the melius of inducing the corn-
But, it may bo said, we wouk"
have the advantage of the smelt
ing business iii Cauada,   It is
FAB*   LANDS
proximity to CROW'S  NE^T RAILWAY in  Must Koolenuy, within eusy
rciioh of lho host inurkcl on ou
ul supply point for lln* mines i
uny amounl you wish, fnun 21)
I'lve years time und
tor Siodc uml farm Probuoo being tlio nutiii--
lusl uml West Kootonay.   Vou eun purchase
acres upwards.   Stock ranches up to 6000 ueres.
nsy payments for lioiin lide settlers.
Range  froifi
CORRESPt
gfTownslto properties nre
$2.50  upwards  per acre
NDENCE   SOLICITED.
pow being laid olT.   Keep your eyes on Klk
v re than Mill -.■•■ * lead
our lead ores mure, and  that is
The
of thc counlry. ^^^^^^^^^^
jed was ]" compel the smelting
and refining of British Columbia
ores in Canada, and lhe immediate cause of the agitation was
ivowedob ;' U^^lun^rtedeve-ryiH. ad | Qf Qre      th
"Then :'.  it wae indisputable that duty on bullion m
were a pro     *       •■ ■ • rt duty placed ■   .       . .
on I  id by the Dominion Government, BnJ "'v'     -v*''
' .mui.i would he benefitted in many and il must   bo plain
ways, with no single interest m suiter.
_^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ I ^"''ii I ri*"iiil'i(oi'y tarilT similar to the
the proposal of the owners of the one now levied by (he United States ; force the smelting of our
who thinks   for
educed tariff.   The
it be doubled
i matter of fact—
to anyone
i   moment—to
lead
iores in Canada would kill the
t ,. t»  ; ,..;,,    ;,, ii. . 'p„..;i n;.-i..;,.,  would have t wide range of tsefulness,
Le Roi mine in tho tail District UB being the means 0, , lrketing Brit-
(theso   owners     being     United  ish   Columbia  lead   in  Canada, and lead mining business, and  then
S^tes ciliaens) to o, I n smelter S^tSr-d'tltCng "™* would be neither smelting
atNorthport, just south uf the industry in Canada nor mining of that metal in this
"On the motion of Mr. Braden.sec- .
; ended l.y Mr. li, T. A. Bell, it Kit* de-1 LOUUll J.
I'ided:  ' 	
rhat a committee be appointed toj    Our advice   to the Dominion
 ...v.-, - Government in iliis matter is to
I—"" — ' '■ as being the leave the lead mining and smelt-
some exasperation at this pro-1asitdoes, the mining andTiXdin-|ng business alone. Lead min-
U0Sni ( i  i..  i... ......„i,,,.,„!  ,.i IdtiBtries of Canada), the desirability |ing has now become
International Boundary Line, to    "0n'he motion°' Mr' "n']*n-Bec
boused in smelting the Lo Roi
ores.    Thai   Ibe  people of   the,,   ,,     , ..,,-,■■•■    □
1     ' drnfl una present to the liniininoii I'nr-
Trnil  District, and particularly|liamenl and other proper channe'
ot Rossland, should  have   f
i.s nol to be wondered at.
tnamifncturi
i ment."
sad and
liv the Canadian (lovern-
pen
peopl
„„      r ,    ,       „.     „,,    ,  ' the fuel, that  an efficient import
I'lioy roll that tbo benefits of the tariff should be pla   '    -   -    -*   -
smolting industry arising out of
the ores taken   from  u  inino ut
their  very   doors   properly  be-     If the above bo a fair report of
longed lo thorn and not lo people ibe discussion that  took place,
living u few miles distant in a | we can scarcely believe that the
foreign country.    Bul whilo tho members of the  Institute can
irritation of tho Rossland people! have taken any pains at all to
ou Umi  nsion wa? natural, U acquaint themselves   with tho
needeil only llie eiilui discussion i subject they were discussing
and folloclion of a very brief on tho conditions as they at pres-
iuil lo convince them and the ent exist. We have no hesitation
if British Columbia gen- in saying'that tbe imposition of
orally thai however satisfactory a prohibitive duty on lead and
it might be to have our home- lead manufactures coining into
produced ores smelted al homo, Canada, would not only dp no
the time bad nut arrived when good at all in the way of promot-
by tariff euactmenl sueh adesira- ing the smelting and refining in-
ble thing could be brought about, dustry in Canada, but would be
I an invitation to retaliatory measures on the part of the United
states Government which tho
lead producers of the United
States would be only too glad to
work to our disadvantage for all
it was worth,
Lot us lirst examine the extent
iu which lead smelling oould be
increased in Canada if every
pound of the foreign article that
now cullies in (mauufaotured or
otherwise) were shut out. During the yeur ending June 80,
1897, (the lust yeur forwhichthe
returns have been published)
Canoda imported lead and manufactures of lead as follows*.
^^^^^^^^^^^ a great industry, and it is growing rapidly.
Let it alone. As soon as lead
.smelling becomes profitable here
(and we can perceive conditions
that may arise to render it so)
lead smelting will be engaged in,
but it is an industry that cannot
be forced. Perhaps by the time
tho Committee of the Canadian
Mining Institute, appointed as
reported above, have got down
to a close consideration of the
rpiestion. they will think so, too.
Al tho present time, and likely
fur a considerable period to
come, our chief efforl should lie
along the lines uf obtaining the
freest und fullest tl, p 'upment of our
mines, letting the industry uf
smelting and refining take its
natural course. It is now well
understood and generally recog
ni/.ed thai the wel oresoi British
Columbia (tho silver h ad ores)
obtain a decided advantage at
numerous United States smelters
on account of their usefulness as
a llux. and accordingly fetch a
higher price and more favorable
terms than could be expeoted in
a country like this where these
ores predominate, uo matter how
many smelters might be brought
into existence; and this so even
if uiber marketing conditions
were equally   favorable,  which
From AiiKiuiit.
Kiii/iiii'i ' ?E:,r?
All iMini*C'liiiitiitji,
Duty
CoUuotcd,
■MS.7IH
nielli;
Tutiiii,	
It is to bo |
ly all of tin
make up the
nam   ^^^^
.. |23i,iii        mnmii
resinned that near-
lead imported to
ibovo total value of
they an* not,    To have imposed ^ wils in ,,„, lll,im,flle,,„red
an export duty would have been '
simply to restricl tho market of
our ores,  and   consequently  to
have diminished their value to
tho uiiner, and it is tlio interests
of the uiiner, for the proseiil at
" eveiils, Ihal   we  musi chiolly
M 	
consider   in   tariff   onaclmontsl
affecting minerals,    An oxporl
duty on the sulphido ores of the
Trail Disiriei would  have 1 n
equally harmful there,   tho ure
market    would    Imve    I n   re
strlolod, and
have suffered
of the duly
lhe miner would
jusl to Ibe eilelil
imposed,     These
slate, uud would nol repruseiit a
total weight of more than 1,500
tuns of lend. The amount of
lend produced in Canada during
I-''7 was |il,f)l)t) Inns, so Ihal if
llu* wliulo of the lead used in
Canada wore taken mil of Ibe
amount of lead produced in < 'ami
iliaii mines, Ihere would slill be
IH,000 luiis, ur twelve limes us
much mule, tlllll would slill huvo
tu go where ii  goes now,   into
the    Unilod    Sillies,    which    is
•ad market.
practically our only loa  	
i settlers in llu
The Land Question in East Kootenuy
The situation with regard to
the "Land Question" in this disiriei is a matter requiring serious consideration, and it i.s the
opinion of all thoughtful men
who have tho interests of tho
country al heart that the Government ought to bo urged to
take some sleps lo remedy the
state of affairs as much as possible, considering that it was
through an error of judgment
on their pari that almost all the
choice lands in the valley were
given awny to rich corporations
without this section of the country reaping any benefit therefrom. For the information of
those who are not already cognizant of the facts, it may be
as well to state how this condition of things has been brought
about. In tho first place thc
Kootonay Valley Co. got a grant
of 30,000 acres of land from tho
Government for building a canal
connecting the waters of the
Columbia with the Kootonay.
This work has been practically
of no value whatever to the
country, and has not. in any way
answered tbe purpose for which it
was liui II, the navigation of the upper portion of the Columbia
being Impracticable withoul tho
oxpondlturo of a large sum of
money iu building another canal
to connect the waters of Uppor
Columbia bike with the head of
sieumhoui navigation on the
Columbia river, in fad, it, has
been u source of eipense to the
(lovernmeiil ami  trouble lo the
pany lu pari with sume of Iheir
land ai reasonable ligures, but
las it is they hold on, lo lhe
detriment of the country at
large. Al present they are asking from $10 to $20 an acre for
land which is assessed at Sw.fiO
per acre.
Then there are the 200,000 acres
ot land in the Kootenuy district
which was granted to the Columbia & Kootenay Railway and
Navigation Co. in the year 1890
for the construction of a road
between Nelson and Robson, on
lhe Columbia rivor. Out of this
200,000 acres 140,000 have been
taken up in Easl Kootenay. No
doubt this road is of great bone-
fit to West Kootenay, but it requires a large stretch of imagination to see whero this district
has derived any advantage from
a line of railway with which wo
have no connection whatever
and which does not traverse any
portion of our territory. This
land was to be exempt from taxation for five years subsequent to
tho completion of the road. That
time has elapsed and they were
assessed last year for the first
time. Still no steps so far have
been taken by the railway company towards the sale or settlement of thest large tracts.
Thore is no local agent to whom
would-be settlers might apply,
and no reply can be obtained
from officials of the company as
to the terms on which lots or
blocks can be purchased, lf the
same policy is to be pursued
with regards to the large land
grant included iu the 82-mile re-
servo on each side of the Crow's
Nest Railway, now under construction, it is lo bo hoped the
Govornmont will see its way
clear to legislate in such a manner as to mitigate the evils arising from so much of our arable
and grazing lands' being in a
practically useless condition.
Take this valley from Canal
Flats to the International boundary, a distance of lllll miles, with
an average width of eight miles,
then consider thai the lands comprised in this area consist of
bottom and hay meadows adjoining tbe river and its tributaries,
with rolling buncb-grass bills
extending back to tho mountains,
and bear iu mind that these grazing lands are in reality under
the control of those parties who
own the arable portions and bay
meadows; then remember that
Die aforesaid companies have
naturally, according to the privileges granted them, already
taken possession of about 1 SO,■
lllll) acres of lho most valuable
locations. Take lhis acreage
with what it controls out of the
above arua,  and  what remains
for  au   Ini ling   BOtlloi'V    Of
course, it is not, to be expected
thai lhe hinds can be redeemed
to the Crown, but surely somo
pressure could   be   brought   to
VICTORIA MEr
liiver Orossijigand Crow's Nest Landing.
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W. J. R. COWELL,
I. A., F. 6. S., HINIH8 ENGINEER.
SOLE PROPRIETOR AND MANAGER.
GOLD ASSAY, $1.00,
SILVER, $1.00,
LKAD, $1.00,
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Pine TOI1.KT SOAPS
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Pino HAIR,
GOLD AND SILVER, *1 50.
SILVER AND LKAD, $1.50,
HOLD, SILVER AND COPPER, $3.
•1TAI.S ON APPLICATION.
 iNtlLL.  TESTS:
The Stamp Mill has a capacity of 20 Tons a day.
The Chlorination Plant 1 Tons a day.
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HIGHLAND CREAM is especially suited on account of its
ABSOLUTE I'UKITY for use in hot climates. It enjoys tho largost
sale of any Scotch Whiskey in India, Mexico, Central Africa
and South America.
^-^li. G. PARSON,
SOLE AGENT,
Golden titid Fort Steele, B. C.
Lol us suppose
for
>oar on lhe present owners com-
.i       "ZZ„ j 1* I polling them to sell ot a reason-
northern end ofi1,      7
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inoimuit i tbe district, conseipient on thei ° »
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PiJiCRUICKSHMK,
Port Steele,  B.(
General Blacksmith.
HORSE SHOEING,
AND JOBBING.
Uinlnn  Wnnl  a   SnflRJaHv.
(iERMAN BAKERY
AND
COFFEE HOUSE.
Home  mado Bread and fresh
Coffee at all hours.
- FR1HV   PEOIfttTRIH- THK PROSPECTOR, FORT STEELE, 13. C, MARCH 26, 1898
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Choicest liquors and cigars.
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STAGE LINES.
BfAftVOrtisemoota of tlieso lines will be
founfl iu another imrt of this pupcr.
Fort Bteele asd Moyie Lake.
Dopnrts, i'on Steele, TueKdayu uiul Fridays,
at 7u. in.
Arrives, Fort Steelo, Thursdays and Suiulsyti.
ataiB0,p. in.
Fort SUele to Kalispell.
Leaves  Fori Steelo   Friday  morn lugs at 7
o'clodlc,
Returning, leaves tCaUapoU Tuesday luoruiugK
at 7 o'olook.
Upper Columbia NavigatioH Co.
Stage leaves Fort Sleele Tuesday and Friday
mornings, vona**TUug  with steamers at
Canal Flat for Golden.
®te tyw&wdov.
best interests of the country, but
it has proved otherwise; and it
i.s reasonable to suppose that it
devolves upon the parties in
power to relieve the situation
and come lo some arrangement
with the holders of the land so
that it may be placed within the
reach of the average settler.
discontinued and a proper system of pits be established in Fort
Steele.
And your humble petitioners
will ever pray.
Signed by all the householders
in Port Steele.
SATURDAY, MABCH 20, 1808.
Tho Laud auestion in East Kootenuy
Coullnuoit from page 4.
and settle in our midst.   Numerous men  have  made onqtiiries
lately concerning what lands are
open to settlement, aud they are
met with the statement that outside of a fow  Isolated  spots
which still remain in the hands
of the Government, the rest of
country is practically locked up,
boiug in the possession of companies who either refuso to sell
at all  or else  demand an exorbitant figure, aud consequently
they very naturally go elsewhere
to seek a habitation aud a homo.
This condition of affairs has a
very deterrent offoct on the development of the country with
regard to cattle raising and agricultural pursuits, and  It is in
groat contrast to  the thriving
condition of our mineral interests, which is due to tho care
and ability  which has always
charactverized the policy of the
Government In connection with
mining   matters;   having   been
ready to listen to and acton suggestions from practical mining
men, the consequenco is that
miners have great confidence in
the stability of our mining laws.
No doubt when the Government
entered into agreement' wilh the
companies mentioned above they
thought thoy wero acting for tho
A Nuisance,
The  following   petition   has
been presented to the local Board
of Health:
To J. F. Armstrong, Esq. Chairman of the Local liottrd of Health:
The petition of the undersigned householders of Port Steele
humbly showeth—
No. I. lu the summer of 1897
the Sanitory Inspector of the
Provincial Hoard of Health ordered all privy pits in Fort
Steele to be tilled up, and the
box and dry earth system of
closets to be established.
No. 1. During warm weather
your petitioners found the box
system to be more of a nuisance
than the system of pits.
No. 8, Whon tho cold weather
came on this system was found
to be impractical, and in our
climate for at least five (.r>)
months in tlie year the box system is altogether unworkable.
No. 4. Thoro are no wells in
Port Steele and never will be,
as the town is situated on a bed
of gravel from (it) to 8(1 feet in
thickness, and there is now established a water-works system
with a Sufficient supply of waler
for all domestic purposes, so
that the usual objection to privy
pits, flint they polute the drinking water, does not exist hero.
No. 5. Your petitioners believe Unit a good system of pits,
wilh the use of dry earth to prevent unpleasant odors, would,
from a sanitary point of view, be
superior lo the present system.
Theroforo your petitioners
pray that the present system lie
$200 REWARD.
A reward of two hundred dollars will be given for the arrest
of Fred Carson charged with
manslaughter of John Maki at
Michel Creek, South East Kootenay, B. C. on the Ilth February, I HUH.
DESCRIPTION.
WE CHARGE NO COMMISSION. Wt BUY RlbHT OUT
Full Prices.   Corm-l SijliTtlnn.     " •■»■«''"»■ f,,n,l.l,ral Prniv
Hides, Pelts, Wool,
TALLOW, GINSENG, SENECA.
\ Write for Circular giving Latest Market Prices
IMMEDIATE REMITTANCES
JflS. MCMILLAN & GO.
NO COMMISSION v.M,.,iu   D
200-212 FIRST AVlj. HOUTH
Inc.
MINNEAPOLIS] MINN
Age aboul 80, Height about
5 feet 10 inches. Weight about
170 pounds. Complexion ruddy,
reddish brown moustache, rest
of face shaven, eyes sunken,
features sharp, addicted lo morphine, temporarily lame from
recent accident. Is a professional gambler and frequenter of
houses of ill-fame. Has been a
brakesman. Wore when last
seen a light grey golf cap full in
front over peak, grey Norfolk
jacket with pleats and bolt, long
brown overcoat, high arctic
overshoes,
J, P, Armstrong,
Provincial Government Agent,
Port Steele, B. CE
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NOTICE.
Notice is hereliy that a meeting for the purpose of forming a
Conservative Association, will
bo dield on Tuesday evening
March 20th, at the olliee of Thos
T. McVittie. All thoso interested will please attend.
NOTICE.
Sixty ilny-i Iftor ilule I Inli'inl to a|i|ily tn
tho Olllof Commissioner nl l.iiinls nnil Works
lor pormlsslon to puroliiiso WW itoroa of tniBiir-
voywl. nn Uplfld nml linroHOrvotl Iiiiiii III llm
dlntrli't uf I'.usi K'lotmmy. Coimuaoolttfl utn
i"f'i i,i:iiiii''i nt iin- norlli «'**.i oornor o( Lol
Nu.ston,ii. I, tlionoo runnlnii south no ebnlns,
thonoo wohI in elmins, Uionoo nortli 8(1 clutlnu,
UlOIlOO eusl -in chftlns to jiIiip,' of cuinini'iiiC-
monl.
II. BUNYAN,
Irish Crook, March Mnl, IIM, 13-31
Name.
Address.
Address, THE PROSPECTOR CO., Fort Steele, B. C.
Fill in lilunk linos, mul forward tu this offlei
$2.00. I'l-r Annum,        $1.00, six Months.
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SUBSCRIBE.
FOR
THE PROSPECTOR.
In KiihI. Koiitiniuy.
There in much attention bolng
directed to Kasl Koolonay just
now. On Perry creek, Weaver
creek, Palmer's Bar creek, Nigger creek. U'uler Bar nnd Moyie
river, norlli of Moyie lake,
pincers were mined as early as
IHIili ami a large amount of gold
was taken from ihom, nml during
the last two years ninny pros-
poctors locatod quartz claims
with good showings, bul being
remote from transportation they
have not   received  much atten
tion, but with lhe coming of the
Crow's N'esl Pass Hallway many
exports have vlsllod Ihoso bgc
lions and brought lho attention
of capitalists who, un doubt, will
open up this country within the
nexl year nr Iwo.
I'erry ci'OOll SOCllon lias re
coivod quite ;i boom by reason nf
the Hrilish American Corpora
tion becoming Intorosted in ibe
llnskin group of gold properties.
The corporation will do quite au
amounl of work in tlie near
future, and two oilier Euglish
companies ar
Hie opening i
Al I'al r'
nf  ll Illest
Ihe counlry,
fused by rcn
lugs, and mu
during Hie i|i
in placer and
located, whlcjl
line.   A eun
ed io work
hydraulic at ;
I'nluii r' i Bar.
8
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to begin worli nn
if Spring.
; Bar, which is one
placer diggings in
lew life is boing in-
mn nf good wash-
h work Is predicted
lining season both
some quartz leads
i BllOW rich IpIIii-
niny bus heen form-
placer lease with
Jigger creek, near
Yiftiir'ui Colonist, THE PROSPECTOR, PORT STEELE, li. ('., MARUI-I 2(1, I W.
TELEGRAPH  HATES, ;„   \i,., , .,.,... .     ,, ,    .
Ft FL Steele,o „„„    M„ht ^ ,-'''' ''   bul    "'"
 »,,.-}!■ $o!sn wera working for Major Bowles
Kalispoll
Spokane..
Seattle...
Victoria..
Vancouvei
Molilalia points..  .       I I'M
, 1.25 .80
East of Minnesota  I.all i.in
Eastern Canada  I.;,,i 1,05
Manitoba  l.;i.*, E"i,|
Calcarj*  2.05 1.05
Golden  2.05 1.115
Mcl.eod  l.an |,,-,.-,
1,1.",       .80  because  Ihey   and   I   think Unit
'■']?      *';."] Mr.   Nelson's   very   misleading
1.110 statements should bo answored.
$hc -Vttwuectw?.
SATUKDAY, MAKCH 26, 18
A Contradiction,
G, R. Williamson
Nei] N. Maih,'sun
Allierl Keasl
(III. lll'llll
N. Nordling
Otto Peterson
Jamos Presley
Arvid Johansson
Robert Anderson
(!. Kurlmarlt.
Rotfton Idea of Klondike.
Finest   local am   oil   curnei
'i.*i.*;i' and Rivorsido  \\eiiu,
., ,,   ,,   . ,,        .-,   .c    i        Boston Transcript;   The ureal
Mel aril.v stamp. Fort Steele, .
t,  ,.    ..    ',   .,.,,    ,  .„,    .,   ,„,  ,    isothermal line  ol   baked   beans
11. t., March 10th, 1890.  bin con
,,,,    , . , .     includes Dawson l ilv   in British
PUOSPECTOU:   Su;    In your is*
...     .  , , , ,,. ,       Alaska.     (' ittitters   in   Seattle
sue ul March 12th vou publish a
...»       ,f     ., . .    and ban I* rancisco cmii am bit
letter from Mr.   Nelson entirely ,   ,
by Major Bowies' men before the}£J™ .   ~ p!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!^!!
has not  vol  been any rumor of J: ,_        . — ' •-" i»
Commissioner!
*,„,. ,.** i act   _
|urer    beca, ■ *.    - h,   -..* .-. •         »~-
, >     ■               lost on  could Ut
only accounts o                 men. •                                          C
, i leans uud never "■'
1 have nol vour paper ol  M u *
."ih before me as 1 wr te j-
my mei *             aot           * L   *             * *'-\
was reported that 10 or "    tin gest loo,    otives       .   .~
were presenl lis of whom were s                     or *K
sworn.                                            *    ! ireal   Nortliei '    way   S*""
Then be  states th tl all time- ers of  these tw, *.*• JE
cheques, cheques etc, for Dec, u-. monsters are : ies   by 34, j~E
ber, tha    have I n oresented.  u
  'Y'S INN
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VV. M. TITUS, Proprietor
ORT STEELE, B. C.
Kc'st Accommodations in Port Steele now
M      read)' lor nucsts.      M
PRICES REASONABLE.
r of only Public Square (St. Mary s
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Two Goiiimodioiis Sample Rooms for Commercial Men
BAUGAGE TRANSFERRED PREE
A few Offices and Stoics to rent in thc building.
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HOT A COLD BATHS
HA 'PES tS PER DA Y.
j. 6. Gree
GOLDEN, B. C,
','i.iniin*- m yjcKjuisais, a. kj, *
.at most of'his m. !'   ''             :' £ l     M1^    W\ 01J fl 1 *R lfi I Il»*»l»l«M*ltl«««««l««*I
, ... o,   ,       ,,                     . soc otion ol f- ■    I   I -W    A  ▼   Ii'L> B*-*B a  Hltd-III  IrSi
ort Steele on that oc  is maud , •» -•«•                                                          *■
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alls Wease a "d, •-;                   _     _      _    ..     „      - 3 'rho ll      I      II      I                  l'               I
nly accounts for thfttv-ri* men   Evor, i          u Boston  could S: rlUf.JoU
Fort Steele, E. c.
WILLIAM   I-'tIRS)
I'bis  i.s one  of  the  lies
Fort Stee
When you visit Port Steel
slop
Mountain
IThe
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\l'H,   PROPRIETOR.
appointed Hotels in the
District.
Every   room   is   comfortably   furnished.
you will miss it if you dont    ~5
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DON'T   FORGET
First Class Brands oF Liquors and Cigars.
i- Mining Men.
mple Rooms.
due on .lannai'v I.Eih. sent, them I r„,.    , ■»,*    , t,
""'", Colossal Nr.vnl Expenditures.
t i Macleod tn be cashed, all lhe -,,,    ■      .
. Hi" issuance o|  the Imperii
satlsladiull we ''ii   was a reeenil ,                 ...               '
..,,; ,   ,• . "' ioouuuub oi  me imneria
salisfiiction we got was a rece p ,,|.„. ,   -      ,, '      J	
,     ,      .,,,,?,,        ii, "ll,lM'-   "I'deriiif;   the  exlraordi- ^^K
I" i  incl ihal tbev   had   been ,  ... .   „„
 '       ., nary expenditure uf  90,000,000 1l*\     ifl'    ikT    •    *
rocoived and would be pan   "as „„„u,     ,■     , ; B fi     M r> Nt±ie h
,,.,,,      ' .    , . roubles for the construction of *J*   lU-C'll t/IoJJ
soon as Major Howes arrived iu ,,„   ■, ,.
Cm   , .,     " luissmn   warships,   murks   thei
'""' ' ^^^^^^^^^^^■third great stride in ihe prepara-
Heaclquarlers Fci
Commodious Si   .  	
Best Cuisine in the West
Modern Conveniences
Home Cqmforts.
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As lo ihe washing facilities ,;,,„  ■■,,„ „..,,. ,, ■        ,     ',.
,.,.„.,.. „(,!,„  ..„.,. .,,„.,    „ Hon  l01   ",u  this week,    rhis, #,SSSSSSS9esSS»™»*TOwww»TOa«w
""':"!"'    vcty vmusI,  ii together wjth   the   Bi.tish      J»
sma     in laism, ami oulv one.   in   ,„, „,:,„,.  ,. .        , ,.    !8     -w-v  i  t  x--i   j  h^-t,-.-»t^
a' ' * ty men.    L,  ^VSn^ nJS£ |    DALGARDNO
hi"' l0 ''">'  for oneself and lhe ,,,, Powm.s hnvo nEl!i„„„,1 ,,,8
..  ..^....   .,,o.s   ui   uiuiiey   iur j
annul  Iweiilv  men.     Sn,p une ,„,,.,,„,,,.   ,*  , «„„ ,     ,J
• ...    , ,    Pmposes of defence, means that i
bad   n buv  for oneself and lhe ,i,,„„, t).„,.,.,.. i,„ *      , ,,   \l
uiree rowers have assigned tliu l
water (thai near the camp) was lagnregate „f $240,000,000 for1!
not fit for a dog to wash in. The naval anTUlmen1 shlce Mond     |S
stench arising from  such  water     -i-l,, ,,,,.., „.,,..,, ,,, .   .'    f.
. ibe total naval apprupriatiun 't
made n almosl unbearable ;   r.,,. ,■,, ,.,..,„ . ,. ,, , ,, ... , ,i
.01 ine \ ear  i,\   the Ilritish gov- S
in il," timi  when anj was out   ,.,., ,,    ,,.,„—^ ,   , i
  ,    ,  ,      I'liune,ii    '...,., ,s,oi„i   has never S
side.    | hat water wi - i ,, ......    ■. i    .,.,, 4
 u exceeclecl.    J tie nearest an- 2
true but oiiiy for drinking pur- , i   ,    ,i„, I  ig
J proacn to that amount  was mij
l,oses' Ml. when 1123,504,000 was an-II
Mr. Ne son nivs the lents , :..,   ,   <■     ,, ,   ,    !
propnated for lhe uses ol ihe, \
are now in B i  conu tion    hut,  ,,.,,...      ,,i ,;,, . ,, - , , S
n*i'. \.    Adding Hns year s naval 3
'      '   appropriation to the armyesti-|
cmnon'   whlk'   '   w;l^   '" camP mates, makes over £48,000,1 toi/
(eighteen days), when the doctor bu   ,.,,„,„, ,pon  ^^ deJ8
v-' ':  ' *   *  :*' !,,:ii  '"'■'■  ']-''<'  fences for the year,
they were i ol Bt   for anyone to
Ti," Kembar From Yiilo-Ctu-iboo.
I   ei     ntirely oiii of his     Mr. Hewitt  Bostock, M. IE, is
,"    onin i        .*-    ial ih" a v,-i", sanguine  man, and has a
.;      swore thai the (louring was better opinion  ihan mosl of us
pui   down    'al   llioir  own   ,*.,.   as to the generosity of lho United
pense."   Tl        n in I no   Stales,    tie lately based liis sup.
Whal Ihej did say was llml they I""'1 ol lho Villain railroad cun
had to take he lumber from lhe Iracl largely on the assumption
roof of stable and put il down in that om* In,mils i,, il,,. soulh
their own lime and were allowed would soon llnd iidvisalilo to re
nothing for doinji io move all  impediments to (Jauu
While 1 was with Major Bowles 'ban ami  general travel  up ami
, oi i• ■,11 weeks) lhu food was along lhe Stickine rivor.-  II. V,
gem rnllj   good,  ami  mil;   for n  Mining Critic,
few days,  hefore leaving camp     Tho brilliant young statesman
in Alberta, was there any cause W||0 represents this constituency
far complaint. has ovolved a  new reason for
As to ihe visiting of tho doctor supporting tho Mann Mackenzie
he came nine while I   was   lllele ileal,     |le is going lu vnle fur il
and I understand it was the firsl because the proposod lino will
iime he had visited the camp acl as a fooder to the Kamloops
which Inul l nestablished about route lo Klondyke.    It has, we,
Ihree weeks.    This doclnr was' believe, been remarked before bv!
nuuHmrnvn-essseSSSSSSS *
HOUSE, j
PORT  STekBUB B.C.
Now under the management of
R. D. MATHER.
Is a largo nnd attractive Hotei
of quiet elegance in all ils
appointments,   with a
ousine of superior
excellence.
Special rates by the month.
•» i
FOR THE FO^T STEELE
House.
.   '* - ■        ,    UCB     '';.    •' I.
I"'1'* thai  have I n preson e 1,     aking the strok, . gest[==
have li 'on paid, but, al the sum ■ ever used itive praci       "Z.
time omits lo say that  a number The boiler - -:   iuehes largest ^
of men had to collect through n did .   , -■        ,   vs,',*~
lawyer (thereby losing I" per diaim . ■ e working pres- ^
cent,, that others placed the. sure 225 pounds absolute, or 210 i K
mail'*,• in ih,-ban Is ol'ihe Hold pounds above atmosphere. The £"
Commissioner, and also that .vino  firebox   is    L2-I   inches   lone  zZ
theev li"||ee Was -i Veil llieC. I     I";     illehe,     wile    ;.„,!     |,;IS    :i7H   £
bers of cases where men desiring ing the total heatin" surface -"i-==
to gel Iheir Deceinbor money 3,280 square feet. The holier.
woro met with the answer ihal dome, cylinder, steam chests and
"he*, would be paid '-as soon as cylinder saddles are lagged with
Major Howies arrive I in camp." asbestos in order to reducerudia-
Tluil U'ease had only been work tion and condensation lo a mini- »
ing for Major Bowles ten or mum, us theso engines are espe-
twelve days does nol refute this chilly buill to be operated in the
sf'H ent as he was only acting high altitude ami  low tempera-
as spokesinau tor tho rosl. of tho tnro  of   Montana.    The wheel'
parly.      I   myself   and   several  base  is as  follows;    Rigid  and
others, when our D ibor lime-1driving, IE feet S inches; total
cheques (whicli wore payable "al ongiuonud tender. j| feet ;ij in-
my ofllco in Macleod'1) been lies.
|r*p^^er-   Fort Steele.
| Headqvaarters-^m
* i * „
***** i
Iiii
i m m m
1 i $t m
1 1 m m
i * & #
* M I |
i i i *
i * m to
i i i i
i * i #
* g » m
For Travellers and Mining Men-
HandsomeJy and Expensively Fur-
—nished.	
Everything new, First Class and
—Strictly Modern in every par-
—tioular. -
Home Comforts.
pnnmtnititnmntinttinmismniimniittnininmtinniiti''
se| N. HANSON."
Proprietor.
General Merchant AND
Liquor Dealer.
—«
g     Manufacturer of all Kinds of Lumber.    2
^ A large assortment of seasoned
Lumber and Shingles always  on   hand.
£ DimensSon Lumber a Specialty.
j     WnSfl, --B.G.     a
Travellers, to iunc| from
Port Steele Se Kalinpell,
Will find the host of atcontinodations at
THE  WEST
HOIJSE.
LUMBER CO.
FORT STEELE. B- C.
Manufacturers ot and Dealers in
All Kinds of Rough and Dressed Lumber, Moulding and Building Material.
CALL   POR    PRICES.
j   First Class
Lodging House. |
OPPOSITE  THE  STEELE  HOUSE
FRIGES TO SUIT EVERYBODY. ■m- -„f m m ,1 •*•• **«.■ w ■-*■ m
w-wwnpwintf
C. F. VE
$#i##$$$t*$$§
:
■nrme broker anb ml Emm
OSTA
#
FO
Sole Agent
for the
RT  STEEL
Rich Placer discoveries
TOWNSITE
on Brewery and
Nigger   creeks
In 1860 Twenty Millions were taken out of Wild
Horse creek.
History repeats itself
WATCH TIE PROGRESS OF FOET STEELE
ie Capital ol Easl Kootenay.
The Center of The Great Mining District Reached By
The  Crow's Nest Pass  Railway
C. F. VENOSTA.
SOLE AGENT,
PORT STEELE, B.C. TIIK PROSPECTOR, POUT STEELE, B. C, MARCH 26, 1898,
.A.
Mining Brokers and
Commission Agents
MM
its !0f
FORT   STEELE
-   British Columbia.
Agents for
Nicholls A- Bagshaw,
MiHiHl ENGINEERS S BROKERS,  WINNIPEG, N.W.T.
Reprea nting SANDYCROFT MACHINERY Co. limited
Stamps, Batteries & Accessories
WALLACE, & Co, ltd. Cyanide Manufacturers.
J. BIRCH it Co. ltd. Merchants i Engineers.
fill Glasses Mining Machineru, Engines S Boilers. ;tc,
Solic ted,
Agents for
NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO.
lilAVELLERS ACCIDENT IflSVlMRCE 68.
impesial FISE INSURANCE CO.
AGENTS
for the
Mannheim Insurance Company,
We will insure mouey and packages to all parts of tho
United States and Canada.
Agents for
PULMER
& KERFOOT.
ROYAL    MAIL
Passenger & Express Line,
 - BETWEEN	
GOLDEN   and   FORT   STEELE.
Stage leaves Pout Steele every Saturday al 7-80 a, in.
Arrives ul Golden Monday night.
Leaves Golden Tuesday at 7-80 a m.
Arrives at Port Steele Thursday night.
Correspondents in London, New York, Montreal and Toronto.
*>
OPTIONS  CARRIED,  m  wm  DEALS  TRANSACTED.
ICT   I T f\ H
m n        M        i*fl     fil       B    rH
6.SSE"-      S       1-j     ^iffl-P      I    1
ESESSEe*SS3Sa
fl**"hr» 3ltl*rtiVtTi»i4i'»r Purifj     rour   blood Mrs. K. J. t'aiui came in onl
V,4H, JpVVS?V«>VUU.    sl)ring. blao.l J the Golden stage.
lATUIlDAV, M Ut< II -'■- I808,        Hall.
medicines at tho Pioneer Drug j
uy lut*-. ill J iirl Steele.
LOCAL NEWS NOTES.
... , ;      ,S| |„ |(| ,,.. ii,,. iimiy |   The water system is a com- trip lhis week, arriving several
The  Golden   stage  had   live
passengers on its last trip.
The Golden stage made a quirk
ol .Inlin iMuki, I'"' lll:l" wll"P
was killed at iQH* liiver, resulted
i ,, venliei nl' iniuislauglilor,
,.*,., i t'lu'son, lhe assiiihuil ol the
doeeased, has not yet heen lip
iirelm-mle-l
The Geary Hotel and Farm al
*, n | ii re 'ent.     Apply to
Cl go Geary, or !. il. Harvey
,,,,.. -,-i, Korl Steele
(J
Messrs, t'olletl and Starbird
wenl  up Wild  Horse ereek on
'.Vi lllU'Silliy.
*, i;nR | ehanl.s' lunch at lho
Venosta Rostauranl every day at
|-J o'clock.
Work mi the Dodo group will
commence as soon as the season
will permit.
Reduced prices on nil winter
goods, ii will pay you to call at
Gilpin & Lindsay, *
hours ahead of time.
The Schagel Lumber Co. are
turning out large quantities of
lumber daily.
Gel   ii good residence  lot  in     The  sidewalk   on   Riverside
Fort Steele from C, F. Venosta.! avenue is rapidly approaching
completion.
Where is Tracy? * 	
The posters  announcing lho
Two teams came in from Kalis- masquerade are out,   Don't fail
pell dining lhe week. to get a ticket.
Fort Steele's Future.
There is uo longer any room
for speculation as to the future
of Fort Steele. Boasts may bo
Made by towiisite boomeis of
smelter sites, ami prospective
railway locations, and divisio lal
points, but the Queen I''"...- of
Eas) JCooteuay pursues the avenj
tenor of her way and continues
steadily to grow in population
und wealth. Surrounded by
the richest mineral region yet
discovered on lhe American continent, inhabited by a thrifty
and enterprising class of bu-d-
uoss men, favored by Providence
as the head of navigation of the
Tracy is Hi miles north of Fortl    Mr. J. CE Durick, of Carlin &| Kootenay river, also a terminal
Stoele. It is the center and natu- Durick, general merchants, Fort
rai supply point of the mines on Steele, arrived in town this week,
returning from a  two months'
visit to Montreal.    He is accom-
Wasa,    Lewis.    Sheep,    Wolf.
Trail,  Grundy, Tracy and   the
head of Wild  Horse, creeks, all .piuiied by his sister. Miss Durick,
wil bin frnni nne to five miles of | from Montreal.    Mr.  and Miss
Durick were passengers on the
train which was wrecked easl of
Moose Jaw on Monday last.   In
the new town,
mini    Weightman's  stage  is
,,;  . :,,   .'ii. now running between Port Steele addition to a good shaking up
A  few new noyeltes in silk        M    * Dm.ick   ^^   ^^
waist   patterns at   ...i..  i-;i. bruises to her face aud head.-
1'   !■ *'v*'!'■"'""' "Mines MaKE Towns." Take! Kootenay Miner.
,.      ,   |   no line will r l<f"'' instance Rossland, Sandon, 	
-t Steele duriti" the coming Butte, Leadville and hundreds of    N(,jl Curran, manager of llie
1 'others.   One mine in Australia North Star, was in town on Pri-
Pi
woe!
upports a population of 40,000 &ay%
■   ,    ,,      ,.,;..,.,..   people, the ore of which only     ' 	
,/K     s '*;':  *:::.-■ 'unU .75.   ^•m »»™ :'"     »■ Hanson, of Was,,, visited
mines to support her.   The ore Port Steole on Friday.
 c .1 ;n  ,.,,,.  i'„.,,,,
11'rni  iro
ui r. F. Vein -'
I ;,..*.•. of  EE'. '   '   ty, i
ni some of them will run  from
*?f)0 to $400. The   phonograph    man    lia
reached Fort Steele.
Speaker Higginsof the Ilritish —_
Columbia   Legislature   has  re-     Lots of weather lately-
signed, owing in his inability to
agree with tho railwuy policy of
the i lovernment.    .1. IE Bnnth,
■oceries and  Provisions..
STRICTLY  WHOLESALE,
wootenay
Supply
Company.
NELSON, B. C.
A First Class Assortment.
O Box, 214. Carney Block, Baker Street.
point on the Crow's Nest Rail
way, a competitive pojint as to
steamboat and railway transportation, tlm terminus of all .roads
and (rails thai lead through the
snowy hills of this wonderland,
Fnrt Steele rears her young
head and proudly looks about
her at tho God-given resources
that, will forever support her inhabitants. Port. Steele is nol
only the largest town iu East
Kootenay, but il is also the most
important, by long odds, from ;*. ■■
commercial standpoint. 11 is the
distributing centre for this vast
territory of ininoral tields whicli
.surround it, Prospectors and
millers are dependent upon its
merchants for supplies, and consequently thoy must uiul;*' Iheir
headquarters within the gales ol
Fol't Steele.    There is no  lll'gll-
Must Publish Each Cln.hu
On Tuesday Colonel Baker in- niiaut uowpalonl to the common
jlature a  bill   to make   valid a
niiuiber  of certilicates  nl   ini
[f you want to make money provoment lssuedi midel. .vhi,h
T      telephone company will '">> l"^ '" "'">* Justice  Drake recently decided
nm the ** * re and mako all local ,   „      n       .   .
,     n town nexl  , It,      l'« CnjWB Nosl Commission-
ers lofl for \\ innipog on .Sunday
Venn it,.
town ne
ul    ill onC I'.  """*l
lently
to be a misunderstanding of tho
mining law. It seems thai parties holding several claims havo
been in the habit of joining Ihcin
MilliniTV nl  cost, dun I   miss , ,.',,•
the chance.   At Gilpin &  Lind |in ono advortisomontol intontion
member for North Victoria, will
probably bo chosen as his sue- traduced in the Provincial Legrs-1 judgment why Porl Steolo will
'' '      ""''"  "'nol be in the lui ure, as in  the
past, the leading city of lliisj
great district. The railway is
an assured fact; it could not escape ns, as all public enterprises
stand ready to lap at any point
Ihal will furnish the necessary
amounl of traffic, and lhe main
line goes somewhere else.   This,
coupled with llio fuel llllll Weai'e
lhe lieiid of navigation, will give]
lormlnal tales lo Fort Stoolo and
guarantee compotilloil. TllO
march of progress isiin and cannot be slopped;   the   new  era is
aboul lo dawn llml will make
Fori Stoolo lhe Empire Cily of
Fast Kootonay,
READ,
THE MtOSPtCTOH.
■The  Cii'iir  d'Ali'ii"   Hotel i-
nou open for business
i   ■    ,i     ii , ;i ,,,;,,,.     Commissioner  Sanders   lined
Fort Steele is the d,.sl turn, for^HnR liquor
centre of this district, ^ lt ;l,,(.,.lls.,    Tho | was
\n electric light  system will '
wun  In  operation al   Fort     DavoNowlmlland II. L. Amino
Steele i1 o g in Hull rivor lo work
mi tho I Irinith proporty.
II von wnnl a shave   A  clean
nnd coi freshing shine       A largo number of mining pro-
mi in i lie*', ilu* Barber, noxl lhe motors are constantly arriving at
Jnlernalioual Hotol. Fori Steele.
In upply for cortilleate of im
pi'oveiiieiil, when, according In
Justice Drake there should be a
soparato advorlisninenl (or each
clllilll. This decision has made
apparently dofocis in title which
have put it slop lo many negotiations, Illld lhe object of lhe bill
is to remove uny such defects,
while providing that sopai'ttlo
lldverliseineiils will be required
In future.
w
GREAT
L
eni
A
Railway.
T
l'lll'l SURVEYOR'S CHAIN MADE IT THK SHORTEST
TRANSCONTINENTAL ROUTE.
It Is the most raoilorn in equipment; it Mho horn*lust railed lino;
it ims ii i-ui'lc linlliisl riiHiUii'il: il. I'i'iissi's no sunt) deserts; it wus  built',
without u luiul grant or ifovornmont uiil; it is mitral (or coui'tosy of its,
I'lupluji's; il, is tlie only lino Bci'vlng molds on tlio a In oui'to plan,
THROUOH THK GRAN DEBT BOBRBBY IN AMERICA
HV   IIAVI,lllll'l'.
I'm' FORT STEELE uiul the EAST KOOTENAY MINES, Wookly
Stago from ICallspoll,   Btoumbout eonijiumlcutloiis from .lonni   'ft
diii'lng Bununor,   Quickest unil Host route to ull purls of llio llnilwi
Slates, Euslorn CiLimilu ami Europe,
Por niii|is, tickets tnul i'inii|iloii' Information call or address
iii'iirost agmit in*
(J.G.DIXON,Gonoru! Agont,
Spokane  Wash.
P.I.WHITNEY. (I. P. ami' T. A
St. I'uiil, M.Uui.
'Alene
HOTEL
FORT STEELE, B. C,
/. (7. McDONALD,     - Proprietor,
Is now open for the benefit of the travelling  public
NMVLY FURNISHED        MODERN IMPROVEMENTS
FIRST-CLASS IN EVERY RESPECT
Tho Dining Room ia undor the management of Mrs. Undorhill
Best Cuisine in East Kootenay H0ME comports
STEAMHOAT  LANDING WITHIN  ONE  MINUTE'S WALK,

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