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FORT STEELE, B. C. SATURDAY, JANUARY 15,1898.
No 8.
New Advertisements To-day.
I.iintl Iur sale -Kootoimy Vulloyu Co  4
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MINING SEALS.
;Some Recent  Transfers   of  Claims
in Fort Steelo District.
Frank Garfield to B.Jamieson,
■of Spokane, one-quarter in the
Belfrey, on Palmer Bar mountain.
B. H. Hughes to P. B. Jamie-
son, one-eighth in the Rebecca,
Nettie. Hummer, Ottawa, Silver
Heel'. Perth: ** iro and Silver Cord,
.and one-s .'»- nth in ihe Quebec
Mont., secretary
of tie Interna
tional Transportation Company,
He will bo the purser of the new
boat and treasurer of the new
company, whicli will be owned
by myself,
In order to gel out tlu
for the boat I w
wilh me, which
the lake.   The
the water ready
trip to Dawson
lumber
take a sawmill
will be set up on
boat will be in
to make her first
City when the
C. P, E. Freight.
Hereafter Will Come in by Nelson
instead of Golden The Bates
Lowered Some      Imrortant
Changes.
H. E. Macdonell, contracting
freight agent of the C. P. Railway, was in the city this week.
He rode over the tote road from
Goat River Landing—or rather
Armstrong Landing,—where the
steamers  from   Nelson   unload
iee breaks in the lake this com- their cargoes.   The object of his
ing spring.   Yes, it is a big un
dertaking, but v
big undertaking
"The boat w
e have been in
before,
ill have a good
r:'      situated
i and  Bull
-      $10,000,
iias Sherman,
S? Key West,
North Pork- of
speed and be about 12n tons bur
den.   She will ie of light draft
built especially
lake navigation
encountered.
for the river and
such as is to be
There   are   no
great hindrances to navigation
between Lake
E'eslin and Daw-
so the trips will be mere
son,
pleasure excur
hardships    are
will bo an easy
ant one.
"No, I do not
terests in the Ii
pany, those I w
sions so far as
concerned. It
trip and a pleas-
give up my international Coin-
ill retain.
Fort Steele
Twelve miles
city Telephone
Port Steele last
number of Iran
use are in re;
work of getting
ion will be he
Cont River Lariding,
heavy wire hn
and is now bein
Telephones.
of wire for the
service reached
Sunday, also ti
mitters for the
Eirt Steele and
poles for local
idiness and the
them into posit-
|gun at once. At
miles of
is been received
forwarded.   A
line will be run to St. Eugeni
Mission to cor
nect there wit
the Sisters Hospital.
North Star Mino.
Superintendent Ike Williams
accompanied by his son and
brother, and Messrs. Hudson
and Rove came down on the
stage from Golden on Thursday
and are now at the mine. It is
reported that a force of 100 men
will be put to w ork at once.
and Moul i - ia
between   A*
River.   Ci*
H N.Ha'
one-quarts
situated ou
Wild Horse Creek.
I). Carafe] to A. E. Watts.one-
Court interest in the Lady Amu1,
Sunshine and St. Peter claims
near Moyie Luke; consideration
$10,000.
Win Sprague to Jits Dibble and
I.. R. Dulc.one-eighth in tho Dibble group; consideration §500.
James Dibble, L. R. Dole and
N. A. Wallenger to Chas War-|line between
reii and Wm Sprague, Richmond , gwansea,   The
Hilt nml Lust  Chauce claims,
consideration ^26,000.
Joseph Walsh to Henry Kershaw, one-half in the Jubilee, on
Perry Creek.
Gus Thies to R. 0. Jennings
uiul T. T. McVittie, llie Roy,
Antelope, 0. K.. nnd Standard
eliiiins on Perry Creel;.
.\. C. Houghton to Percy
Cruddle, Nelson, tin' Valhalla,
Lucky Shot, nnd Pour Crowns,
in Pyramid eamp.
Charles Quarnstrom to Percy
Cruddle, the Carlingford, Shannon. Susan und Black Watch
eliiiins in Pyramid Cam]).
II. P. Parrell, Nelson, to
Percy Cruddle, the Kavensdale,
Irishman, Londonderry. White
Pouther, Blackwater, Manxman,
and .Toder claims in Pyramid
camp.
R, O. Jennings to J. W.
Wlieelor.ond-third in the Blind
Tiger on Wild Horse.
P Gaindon to Peter Largon,
one-half in the Windsor on Bull
River.
II. Mellon to Hugh Walt, one-
fourth in the Dawson on Nigger
Creek.
M. 11. White Prasicr to M.
Doric, one-half in Coast Line on
Pyrninid Creel;.
C. A. Ilrodock lo Jos.Rodgers,
one-third in the Grand Miner,
Empire, Ettn Rodgers nnd Ayrshire claims on Mans Creek.
I. .1. Brnnl lo .1. C. Green,one-
fourth in the Old Ace, two-
fifths in the Prospectors Dream,
and one-third in the liend'or, botween Boulder and Heaver
■Creeks; consideration 1(14,000.
Gone to Lake Toslin.
Capt. P. P. Armstrong, of the
International Transportation Co.
says the Spokane Review, has left
for the Coast. He will go north
immediately to build a steamboat
ito run between Lake Toslin and
Dawson City.
Hefore leaving he snid; "Everything  has  been arranged to Wo,t ***««y «**•"•
send tho   material   for the boat     Freight Aget^t   Macdone
through as soon ns   possible.    I j marked when h
will leave at once I'or Porl Wran- that 0.  I'E Ve
gel, and will thenpri ed up the j attention to th
Slickeen River. I will go to Tel-1 having a mail s{
■egraph Creole and thonco across once over the
lo Luke Teslin.    Willi  hip   will  Armstrong's Li
Elver Improvement.
Hewett Bostock, M. P. writes
io his departure
ould see Govern-
Roy regarding
River Improve-
Port Steele and
line,  and would
on the attention
that previous
for Ottawa he \
ment   Engineei
the   Kootenay
ments botween
the  boundary
urge the mattei
of tho Government after his arrival at the Capital.
Custom Oli cer Needed.
A customs of leer is needed to
tewhere near the
Bonner's Perry
ailway tote road.
of  stuff is being
Province  from
and much of it
be stationed soi
junction of the
road with the H
A   good   deal
brought into th
Bonner's Pert')
probably escaping the payment
of customs duties.
Gray Copper Strike.
Tom Gray and Harry O'Don-
tha Golden Doller
ijoins the Golden
oghue  own
claim which at
Fleece on the outskirts of Tracy
City.   Thoy ha
there recently,
ered a vein of 7
ore shows consil
of grey copper
,'e been working
and have uncov-
foet wide. The
erable quantities
and is   regarded
i John E. Cleary,a boiler maker It wus much needed and ho in
of this city,   who will assist in tended he said (
the construction of the boat, and draw the attent
B.   Alexander  of .Jennings, j ities to this inatler.
as a strike of unusual value
re-
re the other day
losta had drawn
* desirability of
rviee opened at
now route via
tiding to Nelson.
visit here was to inform mer-
hants and others of the changes
of route and rates for C. P. R,
freight that has been made; and
to look up tho business of the
country generally.
"Hereafter," said Mr. Macdonell to The Prospector, "nil
freight for Port Steele and the
district generally, from points
either east ar west on the main
line of the Railway, will be
brought in via Nelson to Arm-
stongs Landing by steamer,
thence over the tote road to destination
Tho Golden route has been
abandoned because it was longer
aud consequently much more ox-
pensive for the shippers.
" The freight will be carried
to Armstrong's Landing at the
same rate as to Nelson. Prom
the Landing to Port Steele the
rate will be LE! cents per pound
on all classes of goods.
" Porter Bros, will do the
teaming and they will put ou between "ill and 60 4-horse teams
so that they will likely be able
to keep up with the demands of
the service, at least as long as
the rond continues fairly good.
The steamer Nelson leaves
Nelson on Tuesdays a-.idFrid:.ys,
calling at Pilot Bay. and reaches
Armstrong's Landing on tho
afternoon of the same days. The
following mornings (Wednesdays
and Saturdays) the boats leave
at daybreak on the return trip.
The distance is about 50 miles
and the passengers fare each
way $2.00.
M. J. Bunyan is putting on
stages to connect Port Steele
with the Landing. Beginning
tomorrow the stage will leave
Port Steele regularly at 1 p. m.,
arriving at the Lauding the following day at about '*! p. m. Returning tho stage will leave the
Landing for Port Steele on
Tuesdays and Fridays on arrival
of the steamer.
Mr. Macdonell thinks the new
service will be altogether a better one than the old service by
Goldon, tho chief feature of
course being that it is cheaper.
Thirty People Killed.
London, Ont, Jan. 4.— Tho
City Hall collapsed while a mass
meeting was being held in con
nection with the municipal elec
tion. Tho stamping of feet
caused the joists to give way and
part of the floor fell to the floor
below carrying 200 people with
It. Beams, pillars and a big iron
safe fell on them. Thirty were
killed outright and 150 injured.
Killed: W. J. Smith, L. W.
Bourko, N. Carrulhers, C. Beckett, J. Turner, C, Tuxton, P.
Heuman, W. H. Delia, R. S.
Leigh, W. E. Phillips, B, .1.
Welsh, W.E.Talbot, B. Jauques,
W. J, Borland, S. Harrison, S.
Williams, J.llallis, N. Robinson,
J. Follows, W. Burredgh, Geo.
Smith, ,1. McLean.
Brewery Creek Placers.
The interest continues unabated in the placers ou Brewery
Creek. Col. Doherty has taken
out several pans of gravel from
his shaft that yielded 20 cents to
the pan. A number of claims
staked some time ago lapsed this
week and a rush was made on
Monday to re-stake them. Every
inch of ground is taken up.
A number of the owners of
claims on Brewery Creek have
formed themselves into lhe
Brewery Creel; MiningCombany,
a partnership in which each of
the claim owners is equally interested. The following are the
members of the company;—
J. R. Johnson, M. Corrigan. A.
Grez, Robt. McKeenan, Charles
Estmere, .1. A. Harvey, Harry
Reineman. C. D. Sprague, B. J.
Riley, J. A. Gregor, li. II. Washburn, A. Wilson. C, H. Kundret,
and L. D. Kean.
KOOTENAY VALLEYS CO.
Getting their  Land  on the Market.
Methods they will Adopt.
T. G. Proctor, general agent
of the Kootenay Valleys Company (of which   Messrs. Ross &
Herchmer are the local  agents), was standing al  the  bottom
the timber boss, who was standing there, heard a cry and a rush
as of a man falling down the
shaft, but that was all the sound
that was heard during the whole
Of his frightful fall, The skip
of
n  his  return to
on of the author-
Snld of The Le Roi.
At last the sale of the Le Roi
mine to the British American
Corporation in Loudon, of which
Lord DulTcriu is chairman, lias
been completed. The price paid
for the mine is $4,000,000, anc
for the several other adjoining
properties owned by the Le Roi
Company tho sum of $1,000,000
was givon,
He Still Lives,
We have to congratulate Ceo.
Smythe, who was so brutally assaulted at Bull Head Prairie, as
reported last week-, on not being
dead, lie rallied from a death-
Ike insensibility, and is now reported to be on n fair way towards recovery. His assailants
are all under arrest.
Line into Fort Steele.
It i.s reported that Kasson A
Maedonald have received tlie
contract for the Crow's Nest R'y
line inlo Port Steele, and thnl
work is lolie begun forthwith.
We have no knowledge whal
foundation there may lie for the
report. A number of the contracting linns have been figuring
on the work for some lime, but
we had not expected io see actual construction begun Hefore llie
curly spring,
St.  Eugeno Hospitul.
Contractor .1. .1. Lamonl has
been making rapid progress with
the new Hospital building at the
Mission. Tho building is 40x00
feet two stories with a kitchen
attachment 18x20 feet. The cellar excavations have all been
made, the foundations are in
place and the framework is up.
A number of outbuildings also
are to be eroeted. The Sisters
now have lil patients under their
charge; all but one are railway
men.
For C. P. K. Service.
There is being constructed at
Nelson at present a hugo barge
for the conveyance of cars from
Nelson to Armstrong Landing,
where connection i.s made with
theCrow'sNestRnilway tote road.
The dimensions of lhe barge are
25(1x60 feet, with three tracks,
each giving accommodation for
five, or 15 cars in all. Il isneiir-
ly completed, and a tug-boat now
under construction will do the
towing. When lhis is running
it will obviate the unloading of
cars at Nelson, thus making n
considerable saving.
was in the cily several days this
week, being accompanied by W.
H. Dowsing, also nn official of
the Company, They came in
from Nelson, riding from the
Landing over the tote road. The
object of the visit was to get
mutters in readiness for the summer's operations. The whole of
the Company's lands, which lie
in lite valleys of the Kootenay
and Ell; Rivers, and stretch from
Windermere to the boundary line
are to be offered for sale.
"It is our intention," said Mr.
Proctor, "lo sell land on terms
to suit purchasers, Blocks of
.my size will be obtainable, and
the terms of payment will
bo made so easy that people with
s means but desirous of making a home .for themselves will
have tho opportunity.
Tlio Company owns lho town-
sites of Crow's Nest Landing
md Klk River City. At the
ie site i.s platted and
lots 70x300 I'eet huve
pail for people who
'locks of farming land
River oi* in the neigh*
These residence lots
will be reserved for such purchasers, nml will be made a part ol
their purchases, so that n com
munity interest may lie fostered
in llie town.
The Elk River townsite will be
surveyed in the spring, and the
prospects lien' are excellent,
There is a line water power, nnd
with some good mining properties in lhe vicinity, ii should be
ii very favorable smeller location.
There is lirst class timber hero,
too, and a sawmill will shortly
he put in.
.Messrs. Proctor nnd
left for Elk River on Thursday
Landing t
residence
lll'llll  SI'l    I
purchase
across thc
borhood,
the shaft, and the mangled body
of the Captain fell squarely across it, alighting on the bail.
The station lender, horrified at
the awful accident, scarcely recognized the remains, but with
the assistance of two or three
others he got the body into the
skip.
NOTES  OF  THE LATEST NEWS.
By Wire and Post From all Parts of
the World.
Mrs. Adam Ferguson of Savo-
mis is dead.
I'E S. Deane of the Kamloops
Sentinel has been nominated as
the opposition candidate in
North Yale.
Heinze has thrown up his bond
on the Columbia iind Kootenay
mine afler spending upwards of
$100,000 on the property. It is
said that he finds il impossible
lo treat the product of this mine
at a profit.
Chief Justice Burton of Ontario has been knighted,
Public Meeting,
A mooting of Citezelis of this
city and ilistrict will be held on
next Wednesday evening in lhe
old school house, to discuss the
matter of public improvements
that are necessary io be Immediately undertaken in the district.
On the fourth page of this issue
wo have endeavored to outline
wilh some accuracy what is required, and we commend to tho
citizens a careful perusal of the
article mentioned, with a view-
to supplementing it with any
facts that may be desirable or
necessary. Above all things we
desire to see a largely attended
meeting at the school house nixti
Wednesday.    The obtaining of
Napoleon Boulanger or Bellinger of Pilot liny was found
drowned in the river at   Nelson
last Week*.
A. Hespeler of Nelson hns
been sentenced to two months
imprisonment for issuing; a
cheque on a bank after his account with the bank had been
closed.
The total value of ore. matte
and bullion shipped from Koolenuy between January 1 ami De-
comber 25, ISO", is valued at llie
custom house al $8,180,1300,
.hiiiies Paul ,i I "year old Rowland boy shol himself in the
breast because his mother chilled him. lie was dangerously
wounded, bin will live.
Vico President Skene of the
Golden Cache mine, speaking of
the recent disappointing cleanup of $4-40 a ton al lhat nroner-
)m's™Z Iv. says; "We have been work-
ing on llie fool wall and 1 have
faith that the future of the mine
i.s all right if worked on more
economic principles with water
power lis a low grade proposition. It has been proven that
the rich ore was only in pockets,
while the bull; is low grade.
The tests for the past 80 days
run is absolutely fair as the ore
was taken from across the ledge
for the whole width."
publii
those
most Importance to tne prosper
ity of thu city and district, indeed
a inatter of dollars and cenls to
The annual general meeting of
the shareholders of the Channe
Mining Company was held at
Vancouver last week. The annual report of the directors was
read, and satisfaction was expressed at the favorable condition of affairs. It was decided to
reduce the capital from $1,000,-
nun to $250,000, and to enter into
a pooling arrangement, The
following officers were elected:
.President and Managing Direct-
I or, (',. W. Willis; Vice-President
To Aid the Hospital.
As mentioned Inst week it is
proposed to get up something in
the way of a mock pa rliiimenl as
an entertainment iu aid of the
Port Sleele Hospital., A number of gentlemen have promised
lo lake part and a debate Of much the bottom
edification and possibly amusement also will probably be the
result, A week from Tuesday
has been sel for the evenl, and
next week we will give lhe
names of those who will lake
the  opposite   sides,   und   oilier
particulars,
Improvements   such   oslj. Sheasgreen; Socretary-Treas-
cited is a mailer of lhe ut- urer, J. A. Praser; Directors, T,
lortance to the prosper- ?• Atkins- ■'■ H. Shirley, and J.
0. Benwell.
A  Kaslo despatch of the 4th
all of us, so that it is tobohoped I hf' .^   Negotidtlona for the
,.       , I,     ni   i ,       sale of the Whitewater mine, lo-
the public will givo strength to clltod  in  „„,   S,„(,U1 (Ustl,i(,u
the requests that are to be made pending for several months, wen
hy turning out in largo numbers
in Woduosday ovoning next.
Full Six Hundrod Feet,
('apt. Hall, managor of the Le
Roi mini' al Rossland, was killed
Insl week by falling lion feet to
of the shaft of lhe
mine. When lhe accident hup
poiiod he was leaving tho cage al
the lop of the shall.    I le gol oul'ago by .1, I). Kendall, consulting
at the wrong side and missed his |onglnoor_ for the same cor]
fooling.    Tl llglll *   was tin
only   witness  of  the  accident,
brought   lo   a   close  this week.
The mine sold on a basis of $460,
iiiiii.    The purchasers  are  the
London   and   British   Columbia
(lold Plolds Company, Limited,
the deitl being closed Iiy .1. Rod
crick Robertson, representing
that strong English company.
The Whitewater group was ex
ainiiied several months ago hv
S. S, Fowler, engineer for the
companv, and nbout three weeks
Iation,   Favorable reports were
i sent by both geiilleinen and  itu
option given to the Loudon ami
Deceased   made  no sound as he j Hrilisli   Columbia   Cold   Fields
fell,  but  the engineer saw hlm Company, Limited, lill the 8rd
The mail from (lolden this
week broughl in about double
the ordinary ainoinil of letters,
indicating the rapid increase of
business at this place,
'lllll'
instant.    This was taken up by
the payment of $160,000 cash in
i ibis city last Friday.
h desperately nt lhe side of
the   shaft   as   he started down.
Then the Captain's candle went
out, and all was over,   As he fell ]    |{. L, T. Galbraith has gone to
past the 850-foot level, Sorensoli | Windermere for a few days. THE PROSPECTOR, FORT STEELE, R. C, JANUARY 15, IfflP.
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V
—
LICENCE AUTHORISING  AX EXTRA-PROVINCIAL  COMPANY
TO CARRY ON BUSINESS.
"I'OMI'ASir.S ACT, 1 Sy7."*
Canaiia: I
PROVINCE iif Itlirnsll COLUMBIA,     ,'
No. 1", '97.
This is to certify thai "The Perth
Syndicate. Limited," is authorised and
licensed Iq carry im business within the
Province ol British ( olumbia, nnil to
carry out or effect all nr any of tin' objects hereinafter set forth lo which tin
and in take Buch other BtopB ns muy bo
necessary to give clu- ('nni_>any, so fur
mny bo, the snmi' rlghta nnil  privi-
N"
NOTICE.
OTICE in hereliy given thai application Will
be made to tho Legislative Assembly of
the Province of British Columbia, at Its next
session, for nn Aci to Incorporate a Company
find empower it toconslnict. OQUlp, operate and
maintain k standard or narrow punKf railway
from some point ut or nenr (lolden. in Kust
Kootenay District; thence in n southerly d'.rcc-
legislative authority of the Legislature
of British Columbia extends.
The bond office of the Company is Bituate in England,
The amount of the capital of the
Company is -£10,000; divided Into HUH*1
■shares of ~'l each.
The head office of the Company in I associations, Institutions, and
this Province is situate at Wild Horse  loncies calculated  to  benoiit
creek,  Eust Kooteiiay, ami Jumes W, [employed by the Company,
R, Young, mining engineer, whose address is Wild Horoe creek, ISaal  Kootenay, is the attorney for the Company.
The objects for which the Company
has been established are:
il.1 To purchase, take or lease, or
nml
leges In such foreign country or state
as are possessed by local or cither companies or partnership nf u like character therein:
(14.) To form, constitute, or register
in any foreign country, state nr territory or elsewhere, any company or I tlon up tho valley of the Columbia Hiver. on
companies in which the liability of the | either the cast or west aldo of tho said Columbia
III ser to or near toihcCannl Plat, ut the foot of
tho Uppor Columbia Lake, by the most feasible
mute; thence In u southerly direction down tlie
viillryof the KOOtenny Hiver. on either lhe insl
I companies In trust for er eu bohalfof the j or vest side of the mild Koolenuy River, by the
most feasiblo routo to u point on the Tobacco
i'lnins, at   «r   nenr   where   the liuornutlonal
Boundary Lino intersects tho suid Kootonay
Riven with tbe further power to construct,
eijulp. operate and maintain u sinnitunl or iiiii
row guago railway from some point at or near
Golden, in Kusi Kootenay Distriot, or from n
pointotor near Goldon, on tbo lino of railway
aforesaid, to bo built southorly from Golden;
iliiiice in u northerly direction by the mosl
feasible route through tho vnlleysof theColunt
bio, Canoe Praser and Parsnip Rivers, ou oi-
thor the eust or west sides thereol pasRtngnenr
Port McLeod, on McLeod Lnko; thence continuing along the vnlloy ol the Parsnip I'
members shall be limited to tlie amount
tif their stock or shares, and to transfer
to or vest in or cause to be transferred
to or vested it), such company or
companies In trust for or on bohalfof the
Company any lands, mines and mineral
properties, rights or claims of the Company, and to take all steps requisite to
render such transfer or vesting valid
and effectual:
(In. i To establish and support or to
aid in the establishment and support of
'onven-
aersons
havlna
Land Purchase.
NOTICE.
I hereby give notice thnt slxiy duys aftor
date I intond to apply to tbe Chlof Commission
cr of Land A Works for perm Is si on to pureliuse
lhe following described unreserved nnd unoccupied Crown landK.sliimte In East Kiintensy I>is-
trlot, beginning at a post planted about imif a
mile weal of the narrows bet ween the upper and
lower Moyle Lake, thence south 80. Chains, tho-
nce oast 40 chains to north end of lower Moyio
Lake, thence north B0 Chains following narrows
tlienee west 40 ehains tu pluee of beginning, cun-
Mining WD seres mure or less.
II  D. IlnniiRitsuR.
m-i. Curt Stede November Mil, 1897'
NOTICE.
Notice Is hereby given ihtil sixty flays after
dnte I will apply io the chief Commissioner uf
Lands nnd Works fur permission to purobaao
eighty acres of land, more or less, lying between Lot IWand Lot 131,0. I, in lhe Dlstrlet
of Mutt Uuotennv
RICHARD HKNUV VKNAIILB KYltKK
Port Sleele   NuV   Kl, W.r, 18-1
lealings with the ('ompany, and to subscribe or guarantee money fur uharl-
tablo or benevolent objects, or for any ther thc enst or west sides ihereol pasRlngnonr I NOTICE,
exhibition, or for public,  general, ur Port McLeod, en McLeod Lnko; thenceeontln      shu days after dnto 1 Intend to apply lo tht
useful objects, and  to make donations ulng along the vnlloy of the Parsnip River In a Conimlsalonor of Lands and fforhs, Victoria
to auch  persons and in such cases as northerly direction to the Mth parallel of lail-  (0r permission to purchase 100 tioroa of unsur-
ma\ seem expedient: tudo thonce northerly, crossing tho Mth. Wth,  veyod land, aituftiod on Mark Creok. oommonoo-
Ui.i To sell the undertaking of the Mth and wth dtMrroes of latttudo, by tho muit (tng fth »n Initial post «t u» N. W. corner of lot
ttliY Thonco \sfs\   10 chains: thence nortli 4U
within thoMth and 80th degrees ut latltndo, Uhalns; thonceeMt40chains; thence south m
mid west of the t34tb degree of longitude, and Pimi„B to point of commencement
thence by the moat feasible route either up oi
flown the -.alley ot thu t.iard River to the northerly boundary ot the Province or westerlj bj
the moat feasible route to a polnl at or mar
Tealln Lake, at tho northerly boundary of tho
underlease, or acquire by concession,
licence   selection    location   or other-        1,,-i  "° sell lhe iiudcrtakine,
' ' Vsultable Company, or any part thereof, for suoh  ^W^wiete*•""**ol      '
or other
Moyie Hotel
Moyie Gity, B. G.
First i'Ush accommodation for'-tra-vol
ling public.    A well stocked bur.
(luml stabling.
C. CAMPBELL, PROPRIRTOR.
Toftins leave Korl Steele Tups
days Fridays and Saturdays at
7 a.m. tor Elliott's Landing, connect ing with  bouts  for  Moyio
Oity,
Flouts can br liml any day nt Elliott'a,
Crow's    Nest
HOTEL
*-—~	
FORT   STEELE   MINING
ASSOCIATION.
Thnmiis McVltlln.
O, R. FriuaU.
N. A. Walllngor.
K. ('. Smith.
William Hiillllii
Snuretary
consideration as thc Company
think lit. and in particular fi>
shares, debentures, ur securities
other f-.iiiij'iuiv  having  objects
muy
any
f mn
alto-
ol
wise, uny public or other land
for building, (nr agricultural,
purposes, or any water, or other rights,
ttnd any mines, mineral properties, con*
cessions,   claims,   grants,   rights,  01
other Interests in lands, mines, waters,  gether or In part smllar to those
and mineral properties, in any part ol "."•- Company, and in case of shares
(ha world' also buildinirs,  plant, nu- either wholly or in pari paid up.    1"
chlneTswres, too"  and oilier eflects promote any ether companj  tor the  ''"-;■'" •»";>";";«-;«' »««-.
Zli.i,„ ,,• i.... ...in. ,1 n ,«rv or nd-  purpose nf acquiring all nr anv uf tho  "'"' »l™ i'""'« '" '"'"'i "'"' upornto branch
rirtfeZ   1st        ,"     :UZcZ  Jw.rlg&a anu liabilities1 of this j  ",,„ ,  ,„ ,„„, „,„„„„,,,„	
anv Company, or  (or any othor  purpose  <"""   '"»'   point   "»   H"*   main   lino   or
'    • which may seem directly or Indirectly  '"»  "'  "*- brand™   with   iin* powor lu
(2.) To search lor, prospect,examine,  ...^.ui^^f ,,,  i,,.,,,.,,,   this  Company:  nporntlng tho railway nml ti»brancho« to una
and explore anv territories and phjeej ,_,.., _<_ underwrite or subscribe tin* cap-  -"■»'"■ olretrlcltj or oiuor motive powor: with
in anv part nf th.; Province ol Hritisn
ita! ur part of the capital nf anv such   powor to bulla toloeniph ana lelophone lines
Columbia, and to employ ana equip ex-  CompanyS0 [orme(j _„ ,,,. „■_,. 0_ _jng.  for the purposM ot tho Company, mnl tor trann-
^editions, explorers, experts, and other ]jlm,** mission ot messages lor the public ami
agents: A To dlstrlbute Knv proportv 0f n««i«l purposes: with power to build all no-
(3,   To work, explore, develop, and  t^ ,-,„,. ., „,;. ,lk.,'1,b,lls in  cossary bridges, roaawajs. wharves nnd docks,
niaitituin th.; j_*nld  antl  other mines,  Bne<_ie ' sad own and operate ferries; and with power to
mineral and other rights, lands, pro-  "l f8 *'To jnves_ and deal with monevs ««"'»»"d maintain steam and other vossols,
perties, and works of the Company, and    . . m ._,.  ,,n.,;>,a..lt,.h   ,.;,.  u write mo sume In connection with thc
to carry on and conduct tbe business i _   , ^  .iV.., ;;il>  ,l|ui   ,n  rallwayund Its branches on any navigable
raising, crushing, washing, smelting,   :      .  ,.:...„. .,.„ ,..„,. .....0 .„ ,,.,„.  waters along or near to tho line of railway and
rednc&g and amalgamating ores, met-  be determined       ' Its branches; and with powor to omiulre wnt
I9.| To lend monet to such parties  n-'"'- »»d to generate electricity for operating
-       terms as may seei£expe-  ">e railway und any ot Its brunches, nnd for the
.      .. „,        ,...,.*..,..,.._,-  :*:-.MT light, heat and ..ther power: und will,
|    d . .    .. . _   | „ „,,;., ,hl.  power to. iproprlato land for the purposes ..I
Companv, and  *    guaranty tho I't-i-  n>»Company, and to acquire lands, bonuses,
Iformanc'eof  !Ontrt£u by membera of Privileges or other aid trom any government,
munlclpal]corporatlon, or porsons or bodies corporate, and to levy and collect tolls from ull per-
llii.   To raise, ur borrow, ur secure  «ns using, and on all freight passing ovor, any
H. u.
.•ic. nei'
. iiy;.
JKNNINOS.
»-l
Liquor License.
NOTICE.
Nniii'i-1» horoby itiri-ii Hint :io days alter dale
l inienil to apply to ihe Hold Commissioner for
s license to sell liquor by retail In n hotel to In*
erected l>y me nt Moyle ("ity. In the district of
blast Kootenay.
('. ICAUFPMAK.
Moyle City, DeoUrd ISM.
«  I
als ami minerals In all ita branches,
•md iu render merchantable or fit for
'; -es, minerals, and other *"jhstun-
ces nnd products thereof, and precio -
stones to be obtained from the mines or
properties of the < 'ompany; to purchase
ores and to crush, wash. Bmelt, reduce,
and amalgamate, the produce of any
mines, whether belonging to tins I ompany or nut- and generally to carry on
business as miners and metallurgists:
(4)Toplant,(arm,stock,cultivate,erect
houses, !av out land*- for building purposes, and'otherwise deal witli any luml
and other property of the Company,
and to develop the resources thereof,
to manufacture and Bell, or sell man unmanufactured stall*, timber and other
products, and to prospect fur minerals
in and devolop any properties submitted to nr proposed to I"* acquired by
tin- Company; and to collect, stun-.
and lu supply water fm* Irrigation, mining, or other pur|»ses: |   | ,
15.) To buy
bullion,  Biiccio,  coin,   am
(.turn's, and metals:
ii;.) To carry on business i
ants, bankers, Btore keeper
fanners, stockmen, graziers,
builders antl contractors, brick-makers, i   ,--
I kinds nf agency business, and i Ihm
NOTICE.
Take notice that thirty iluys after dato I Intend to apply lo the Hula Commissioner of
Southern East Kootonuy lor a lieense to sell
liquor ai ihe premises known ns the Wilson
House, ut Wtlsonville. on lhe lino Of tile Crow's
Nest I'ulhvuy, in liusl Kootonuy,
I'. ,1. MoNAMARA,
Port Sleele, Deo, 113, IS1I7. S5-3
or persons having dealings with
i ompany:
of sueh roads, ferries and wharves, nnd carried
on the vessels built, used or operated Iiy the
thu payment of money in sueh manner
and nn sueh term*? as mav seem expo-    .
dient, and in particular by thi   issueof Comr«nyi and wdth-power to lease, make truffle
debentures, ur debenture stock, perpet-
f business which seems I either ns principals,
liri'i'tlv rn*  Indirectly, to I ors, or otherwise, and
anu
any othor
,-iili-iiliiH'(l. ,   ,      ,
further thc working and dovolopmonl
of any concessions, rights, or property
nf tho < 'ompany, or othcrwua lo benefit
•in- Company, and lo undertake and ox-
route nny   trusts   the   undertaking
whereof may Bcoindesirablo.and either
gratuitously or otherwise,!
17.1 Tu purchase or otherwise acquire
and undertake all or any part of the
business, property, und liabilities of
unv piTsnti or company carrying on uny
business which this Company is authorized iu carry on, or possessed of property suitable for the purposes of tho
Company:
is.) To purchase, construct, carry
out, maintain, Improve, manage, work,
eontrol and superintend any lintels,
shops, stores, Bitw-inills, roads, ways.
tramways, railways, branches or sidings, bridges, reservoirs, canals, docks,
wharves, water-courses, water und
other main.1, hydraulic works, electric
works for lighting power or otherwise,
Btumps.crusnlng wnrks, factories, dwellings for workpeople, warehouses and
other works, transports, postal arrangements, ami other conveniences whioh
may seem ilii tly or Indirectly  l-
duelve to any of tho Company's objects,
iu ereel antl maintain a llnu or lines nf
telegraphs or telephones, and to contribute to, subsidise or otherwise assist
or tuke pari in any such operations,
ami to carry on the business of common
narrlers:
(li.) To acquire and deal with patents,
patent rights, or licences, to use any
suoh  patents or rights In relation to
any machine or operation used ii i-
neotinn with mining metallurgy,oi anj
operations carried on, or which ,-ne, be
oai'i'ieil mi, by the Company, and  to
ant lice s for ll
ual or otherwise, ami charged nr not
charged, upon the whole nr any part of
the property of the Company both
present and future, including its uncalled capital:
21. To draw, accept, indorse, and
issue negotiable instruments of all
kinds:
[22.] To remunerate any person or
persons for servioes rendered or to be
rendered in underwriting, or placing
or assisting to pluee any shares in the
Company's capital or any debentures,
debenture stock, or other securties of
meriii- {the i 'ompany, or in or about the forma-
mlncrs, | tlon nr promotion of the ion.,._.,
the conduct of its business:
To do all or uny of the aforesaid
In any part of the world, and
or other arrangements with railway, steunibuat
or other companies, and for ull other usuul und
necessary or Incidental rights, powers nnd
privileges ln any way conducive to the attainment of the aforesaid objects.
IJaleil this 10th day of November, 181*7.
Mel'IULI.Il'S. WOOTTON & HAHNA1U).
---4       Solicitors/or Applicants.
Certificate of Improvements.
id   precious',
tamers,
cents, contraot-
.litlier alone ur
in conjunction with others, und either
by nr through or in the names of
agents, sub-contractors, trustees or
otherwise:
(24.) To sell, Improve, manage, develop, louse, mortgage, dispose of, turn
to account or otherwise deal with ull or
uny of the property und rights of the
Company:
(25.) i'n pay out of lhe funds of the
Company all the expenses attending
the issue of any circular or nnliee. or
the printing, stamping, and circulating
uf proxies or forms t" be filled up by
the shareholders:
l2(i. i To do all suoh other things as
are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the nhnve objects, und so
thai the word "Company" in this clause
shall be deemed to include any partnership or other body of persons, whether
incorporated or not incorporated, and
whether domiciled in the Province of
Hrilisli Columbia nr elsewhere:
(liven under my hand und soul of
office at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this 2!ith day of November,
one thousand eight hundred and ninety-
seven.
[L. s.] S. V. WOOTTON,
24-4 Registrar of Joint Stock Co's.
NOTICE.
l'yrumid and Harpham Mineral Claims situate In the Fort Steele Mining Division of Mast
Kootenay District.
Where  lomedi-On   Pyramid  Creek.  St.
Company Or j Mary's Hlvcr. ulrout forty miles west of Fort
Steele.
Take notice thut I, A. S. Fnrwell, agent for
the Pyramid Kootenay Mining Co., Limited
(Foreign), Free Miner's Certllieute No. lUSI*
Intend, sixty iluys from lhe dute hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for ll Certillcale uf
Improvements, for the purposn of obtaining u
Crown Grant of lhe above claim.
And further uike notice that nctlon. under
section :17. must be commenced before the issuance of such ("crliiicutc of Improvements.
A. S. FAKWlil.I..
Dated this lllll duy of October, IS07.     S4-tf
gr
i of nl* to s.*U
siioii rights or uny of them:
10, To enter Into nny arrangement
with any governmenl or authorities,
supreme municipal, local or otherwise,
and m obtain from anv sueh government  ui* authority   all    i slonB,
rights, conveniences   and    prlvilegeu
which may seem conducive to th
pany's objects or any
11,] To enter
unv arrangement for iharlng profits,
union of Interest, reciprocal concession
or cooperation with anv peraonoi m-
pany carrying on or about tocarrj ■■
any business which this
authorized to carry on
in- transaction capable
led su as ilii*
lit tii is Company
if them:
Into  partnership or
i ompany Is
iny business
f being ''"iiii icily or Indirectly to bono-
ami iu lake or otherwise acquire and li'il'l shares, or stock
i„ or seeurltlosof, and to subsidise or
olhel-wlse assist unv SUCh ipniij ■ aii'l
In soil   Imlil. re-Issue with or will t
guarantee, or otherwise deal with - ich
ahiiros or securities:
(I2,| (lonorally to purchn
louse in* exchange, hire o
uouiiiro mn real or personal property,
and any rights or privileges which the
Company may think nccosBiir.i
vuiilont with rofcrei to any
ta and capable of being profitably
with in i >'""  «llh. ''">',"'
Iv in* rlghl ■ foi
. take   'HI
otherwise
ei iii
nl tin
objoi
iloiilt
tho I 'nnijiany
tlm I'm
piupi
fui'j'To register tho Company If ro-
nWl, in any foreign i ntryorStnto,
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given Unit application will
bo made to the Legislature of tho Province ol
Ilritish Columbia in its next session for a pri-
: vim- lill! to incorporate a Company to build.
equip, maintain and operato n lino or lines of
Railwuy from n point near Fort Steele, thenee
to ;i point, lieur where the Koolenuy Hiver
crosses un* International Boundary Line with
power i" aqulp construct, ami maintain branch
line- lo build own or maintain wharves and
docks in connection therewith, ami with power
to iiuiiii own fiiuip ami maintain steam and
other vessels and boats and operate the same
■ .,:.. navigable water, within ihe Province
inul Kim power to imilil equip operate and
maintain Telegrapn und telephone lines ln con-
i timi with lhe sold railway anil branches and
■., generate electricity for tho supply of light,
In al or power ,inil with power to expropriate
lauds for ihe purposes of lhe Company und lo
acquire lands, iioimsi-s privileges ami nlher
a;,I- from ail*, government, municipal, corpora
tion. or other person or bodies ami to levy and
collect toils from all parties using the .sahl
railway or brunches; nnd with power in make
traffic arrangement, wiih unv railway, stoam-
bonl ot othor oompany ami for all other rights
powers und privileges lhat may ne Incldontal
thereto
in I at Victoria thi. oil, day of Deormbor,
l-'.o II. K, A  ItllllKUT.silN
.:i-:, Solicitor lor Applicants.
I'UIll.lC NOTICK
I thn undersigned'I'ai VKK who have notod
■ ,.in,'inn,- ai Chinese Interpreter In tl ouris
III    lull    Steele    Wl'.ll   lo  millle   ||   p||||]|e   'llSt
while i am always wining lo act in frlmidly
en e     I   do Iio'  want  lo nil  Alien lhe ease Is
likely to male* enemies for ino among mv own
people i .in,! '*, I,,,i sieeie Homo year* ago,
mul i have no relnllom hore I nm nil alone
Some Clilnumcn mnko trouble, ami want in
lake me to court; lllll I Mill   nol   |'o    l,,i    I   iiiii
nol icrned In their trouble nnd do nol wnnl
io mnko enemies I wnnl,., tuke cure of myself
in my ii'isiiies.
TAI    VKK
loll  Sleele   Per.Till. IMI?. (_.{_
NOTICE,
Wolmor, Warren. Urooks, nnd Mt. Chief Mineral Cluims situul.-. In the Fort Sleele Mining
Division of Must Koolenuy District.
Where located:—On Pyramid Creek. St.
Mary's River, nbout forty miles west of Fort
Steele.
Tuke nnliee thut 1. A. S. Furwell. agent Tor
the Pyramid Kootenuy Mining Co.. Limited
(Foreign). Free Miner's Cerllllcutu No. 1U8IA
intond, sixty duys from the dute hereof, toapply tu the Mining Recorder for a Cenltlcate of
Improvements, for tht: purposo of obtaining u
Crown Grant of the above claim.
And further lake notice that action, under
section :17. must be commenced before the issuance of such Ccrililcuie of Improvomonts.
A. S. PARWELL,
Dated tills 23d day of September. 1SH7. 24-1!
NOTICE.
Orunlte, Stlllo, Milton, und Albert Mineral
Claims slluutc In the Fort Steele Mining Division of Kust Kootenuy District.
Where located:—On l'yrumid Creek, St.
Mury's Hiver, about forty miles west of Fori
Steele.
Take notice that I. A. S. Furwell. agont for
tho 1'yriilnid Kooteniiy Mining Co., Limited
(Foreign). Free Minors Cerlilleiitc No. 1USIA
inleiul. slxly days from the ilule hereof, to upply lo the Mining Recorder for u Certllieute of
Improvomonts, for the purpose of obtulning a
Crown (Irunt of the above elnlm.
And further take notice that uctlon, under
section :I7, must lie commenced before the Issuance of such Certllieute of Improvements.
A. S. FARWKI.I..
Dnted this Mil duy of Soptombor, IS87. 84-tf
NOTICE,
Wulstnghum. Hutlcy. Kurin. und Comstook
Mlnornl Claims, situate in the Fori Steele Mining Division of Must Kootenuy District.
Where located:- On Pyramid Creek. St.
Mary's Hiver. nbout forty miles west of Fort
Steele.
Tuke notieo that 1, A.S. Furwell, agent for
thn Pyniinld-Kootenuy Mining Co., Limited
(Foreign), Free Miner's Certlllcato No. 10SIA
Inleiul. sixty days from tho dato horoof, to upply lo llie Mining Hi coriler lor u Certllieute of
llii|ll'oveilients. for the purposu of otilnlning II
Crown Drain of the Itlioveeiailll.
Ami further lnko notice thai notion, undor
seelloii :IT uuisl lie eoiiimetieed before lilt* Issu
in if sueti Cerlllleale of Improvements.
A.S. FARWULL.
llnleil this ikltll llayof Si'iileinlier, ISD7. IM-tf
NOTICE.
The British Columbia Southern Railway
Company will apply to tho Parliament ot
Ca nulla at Its next Session for an Act confirming
a leuse to thc Canadian Pacitlc KuilwayCom-
pauy.with the privilege of purchuso of that portion of thc Company's railway between the eastern boundary of Hrltlsh Columbia und Nelson on
tho terms and conditions set out in the said
lease and amending the Act respecting the
Company (flo-ftl Victoria. Chapter :lfl) by Inserting the words "either witli or without nn option
of purchase" next after the word "Company*" In
the second line of the Fourth Clause of that
Act.
H. CAMPBELL OSWALD,
Secrotury.
Dated at Montreal, November ilrd 18117. 211-7
Elk River, on the line of
the new railway.
GOOD ACCOMMODATION FOR
TRAVELLERS.
The regular meetings of the iisuoolnUoH
will be held on the 1st and 8rd Saturday ln
All   possible   Information   wlll   be   fnrnlsh-
od  by  the  Association, ujion application ta
Wlllium llullllii, Sec
Fort Steele, II. C.
Professional.
HunhWatt,M.l)..C.M.
M. C P. X, Ontario and British
Columbia,
I.ATF.    (IF   Till:    KOVAI.    CARIBOO
HOSPITAL.
Four Steele, B. C.
Steele   House.
F, A. SHIP
lias leased tho Dining Room and Bed
Rooms of thc Stoele House, and be^s
to solicit a nhare of tho patronage of
lho public.
DINING    ROOM    OPEN    PROM
6 A.M. TO 8 P.M.
BREAKFAST    fl to 0 a.m.
DINNER  12 to 2 p.m.
SUPPER '.    <i to S p.m.
Short orders will bo served only botwoon regular meal hours.
NOTICE.
Notice is hereliy given tlmt replication will
be made tn the Legislative Assembly of the
Trovinee of Ilritish Columbia at its next session for an Ait to incorporate tlie Mountain
Tramway and Electric Company, with power
to const met, acquire and operate, ropeways nnd
tramways for irunspurtation of freight from
points on or near the Nakusp & Slocan Kailway and branches thereof to mines and mineral
claims in the MeGuigan Camp and Whitewater
basin and elsewhere in the District through
which said Hailway and branches puss or will
pass and from points ou tlie Columbia & Kootenay Hailway, Crow's Nest Line, constructed
or to be constructed, and branches thereof tn
the mining districts of Enst and West Kooteu
ay. to mines and mineral claims tn the districts
through which said Railways and brunches respectively pnss or will puss; and to construct,
acquire and operate works und plant to generate nnd supply heat, light and electricity in the
said districts and elsewhere in the Province,
and to dispose of such heat, light nnd electricity; und to acquire and hold ull kinds of real
and personul property, together with tho
power to expropriate hinds and all other
powers and privileges thul may be necessary,
incidental or advantageous to the full exercise
of tlie powers herein before mentioned.
Dated this 14th day of December, 18U7.
DAVIS, MAfiSH ALL, MACNE1LL& ABBOTT
Bfi-7 Solicitors for applicants.
NOTICE.
The East Kootenay Railway Company will apply to the Parliament of Canada at Its next session for an Actto declare the Company's undertaking to be for the general advantage of Canada.to authorize It to issue bonds to the cxtentof
thirty thousand dollars per mile of Its railway
and to*empower ll to convey nr leuse the Company's railway.
Vancouver, Dei-. i», ink.
QEMMILL & MAV     A. St. U. HAMEKSLEY
l-tf  Ottawa Agents.     Solicitor for applicants.
THE PIONEER TIN SHOP.
Personal attention paid to all kinds
of Job work.
Sheet Iron Stoves made to order.
Hot Air Drums a Speoialty.
I. C. ARMSTRONG.
1m\ fmim"
4M9I
A C l nl    ;.1vIhIoii and   Appeal   for   Ihe
Souttiorn Division of tlm District of Easl K -
enay wlll ho holdon at the C ri House. Kort
Stoolo, on Monday the tenth day of January,
1898, at Um o'clooit in Uo- (oronoon.
%■'! ,\. V. AKMBTKONU,
Judgu of ihe Court of Uovlslon and Appeal,
GERMAN BAKERY
AND
COFFEE HOUSE.
Home  made Bread and fresh
Coffee at all hours,
FRANK PECK8TEIN.
READ.
THE PROSPECTOR.
B
AKE   UONEY.
UY
r
IN
0YIE TITY
AND
j/IMBERLY.
THOMAS   McVITTIE.
P.L.S. 6c C.E.
Fort Steelo B.C.
;/.;., CUMMINS.
P. L. S. its C. E,
Port Steele B.C.
W. H. Huks. H. VV. Hkkoiihkh.
ROSS & HERCHMER,
Barristers   -    •    Solicitors
NOTARIES PUBLIC
CONVEYANCERS. •
Fort  Steele,  II.   C.
T.   EDE.
Customs and Mining Broker
CONVEYANCER.
Mining Properties liought and Sold.
D. A, MelNTOSH,
Sole Agent.
Port Steele. - - - ■
J
Boots  *£?* Shoes
Repairing done in a workmanlike
manner,
DAYID G0LDBURG
KALISPELL,       - MONTANA.
Wholesale dealer in Confectionery, Fruit, Nuts, &c, &c,
Cigars & Tobacco.
J. J. QUINLIVAN.
GENERAL   BLACKSMITH,
AND
WHEELWRIGHT.
Horse-shoeing A Specialty.
J. A. Harvey
NOTARY   PUBLIC   AND
Mining Broker.
Port Steele, B. C.
Johnson & Robinson
MINING    BROKERS.
Fort Steele, B. C.
Correspondence Solicited.
CHAS.   ESTMERE,
Draughtsman and
Blue Printer.
In Moyie Townsite Company
Office.
D, M, McMillan,
Mining Propositions,
Mining Shares,
Farm Lands and
Real Estate.
CORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED.
D. M. McMillan, Brandon, Man.
P.J.CRUICKSHANK.
Fort Steele, B.C.
General Blacksmith,
HORSE SHOEING,
AND JOBBING.
Mining Work a Specialty.
J. J. Lamont
Contractor and Builder
Fort Steele, R. (!.
p BOESEN,
CONTRACTOR
AND BUIIiOEU.
I Fort Sleek),
li. C.
H» THE HH
EXCHANGE wE SAFE DEPOSIT (
Traniiaats a general collecting und exchange buslnoBB.
DRAFTS, CHECKS, TIME CHECKS AND
ACCOUNTS CASHED.
Oralis issued piiyablc in Canada und
thi! United Stutua.
Fort Steele Assay
Office,
RONAN6&LBACH,
ASSAYERS AND CHEMISTS.
FURS****
The Providenoe Pur Company,
Provldonoo, R. I., wants all liln<|H m*  uiLV,
l''iirn. Sldim. (Unsi'iiK. Si-r a, V,Us, WTI'rlt'i'ti
I'lwti'il t-iriii'Xt. sixty days an' as follows:
Silvor Pox tilt U> Ul UNI IN
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oner    i i.m,.     mm
UUttVOr      IIIKIto      IIMI III
Marlln  s ou to    iiiiii
Wolf.    i km,,    8 00
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Mink,  7AUI      'JIKI
Sll'inll           2A 1(,      i u,
OrnyPox      not,,      ;;-,
Hal      ai to      -s:,
(<■* I'rli'i' i.imonall olhor fii's    ,il   iiinson
ii|i|iIIi*iiiImii.    KiiII price* I'lian.nti'i-il.    Curafljl
SH,TI Inn, CortooUH Irofttn I nml Ininii-illnto
rotnlltutiooon nil oonalitmnouts, ts-:o THE PROSPECTOR, PORT STEELE, B. C, JANUARY 15, 1898.
DISTANCES
On Crow'B Nest Railway Main Line
and Fort Steelo Branch.
MAIN LINK.
Miles
IjfiLhbridno to Mueleod  IW
Macleod to Crow's Nest Lake  H7
Crow's Nest Liikn to Coul CrooK  :w
■Coal Crook to Elk River Crossing  in
Klk Rivor Crossing to Wardner  8ft
Wurdner to Fort Steelo Junction  10
rORT HTKKMt UltANOlI,
Furl Steele ,1 unction to Port Steolo  7
Fort Sleele to North Star Mine  23
MAIN  LINK.
Fort SleolO Junction ') f'runbronk  7
Crnnhrook to Swutisim  12
Swansea to Moylo City  7
Moyle City to Goat River Summit  iti
Q, It. Summit to tl. R. Landing  40
®ta $K0*pi>ct0Kt
SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, WIS.
N01E AND COMMENT.
A thorny of tho formation of
Coal, basod on facts and experiments which apjioal to scientists,
has recently beon put forward
by M. Payol, manager of the
Commentary Coal mines, in
France, These mines are partly worked in the open air, rendering it easy to obtain the relations of the different strata
making up that region. It appears that at first the pebbles
constituting the pudding stones
were formed of rocks whose
place of origin was sometimes
quite distant, the coal being the
result of vegetable debris laid
down in horizontal layers, one
above the other. The conclusion arrived at assumes that a
liquid must have boen necessary
to transport and arrange in this
way such different, elements-
coal, therefore, being a product
of transportation, it is suggested that the climate of the coal
epoch being very moisl, abundant Hoods carried away trees
and whole forests and swept
them into lake basins, the troes
thus forming great rafts of logs:
the heaviest materials, gravel,
sand, clays, were deposited in
tho order of their density, the
lightest vegetable matter floating longer and deposited last.
Tins it is thought, explains why
the layers of the earth and coal
are not parallel, and why all
those layers, as has been observed in deltas, are inclined in the
same direction and at different
angles.
In reply to a deputation of To
ronto business men who asked
that the drop letter rate in cities
bo reduced to one cent, Postmaster General Mulock said
that his department had several
reforms in contemplation, but
that they required a little time.
He hoped the reform asked for
would be accepted, and personally ho favored a two-cent rate
of postage as in the United
Statos. Owing to the reduction
effected in the expenses of the
department, the deficitof #580,000
had already more than half disappeared. Tho proposed reduced rate on mail matter to other
parts of tho empire would probably lead to much largor consequences than had boen expected.
Mr. Mulock's reforms in the
postal service are certainly of a
most substantial character, aud
ho is making a reputation for
himself as a man of great executive abilities.
ON THE CROW'S NEST.
It is well known that the Appalachian mountains in the
United States were much higher
than the Uocky mountains of today, and the reason that they are
now so comparatively low mountains is simply that they are very
old, and have been worn down
by denudation. Tho same destructive influences are still
degrading thorn, very slowly as
we measure ordinary time, to
lower levels. We Know that
changes are constantly going on
in the physical condition of the
earth's crust, but these changes
are so slowly accomplished that
thoy can scarcely be observed,
in many cases, in an ordinary
life time. In tho coming ages
Htudentsji'o! physiography will
have a great advantage over
those of today; for the art of accurately delineating the surface
of tho earth by means of contoured maps is a comparatively ro-
cent invention. Hundreds of
years from now the physiographers will be able to learn from
maps wei.m'o making now exactly what the surface features of
large areas were in our time, and
it will be easy to mako instructive comparisons with the same
features as they find them.
Progress   of   Construction    Several
New Towns   The Prospects for
Business.
(Correspuniluuflo ut tint PnosPRcroit,)
Elk River, Jan. 10:—There is
considerable activity in building aud business manifested
at two points between the Crow's
Nest Lake and Elk Rivor—viz;
at Hull Head Prairie—six miles
from the lake,and at Coal Crook.
A now town has boon started at
the prairie called Wilsonville—
after four stalwart brothers
named Wilson, none of whom
measure less than 11 feet 1 inches
in height aud who have a contract in tho vicinity. About
Bull Head prairie tho work now
under way includes tho boring
of 1200 foot of tunnel in hard
rock and the construction of a
loop nine miles long. Bull Head
prairie is tho new mecca of the
grand aggregation of '-boot, loggers—fly by nights" and construction "rollers" who have
made the Crow's Nest Lake one
the liveliest spots on earth. The
transmigration of these souls to
British Columbia means that the
Province i.s about: to enjoy that
distinction and wo will hail with
solemn awo the rise and progress
of Wilsonville. Already on the
eve of tho hegira it has boon
baptised with blood which will
give it an initial standing never
dreamt of by the toughest of the
lake. Extensive sidings, switches and yards are being built on
Bull Head prairie, indicating
a purpose on the part of the
Railway Company directing Elk
River operations from that
point.
At Coal Creok is tho scene
of tho must active operations
along the whole lino. A wagon i
road is being pushed to the minos
now being opened up by Sept.,
Pernio, liesides the grading on
tho main lino, work of construction hns begun on tho branch
railway to tap the mines seven
miles uji the creek. About 70
log buildings now dot the low
Hat which a month ago was
nothing bul a cedar swamp nnd
forest. Many hands are busy
clearing away brush and making the site habitable foi* a large
number nf people. Naturally
after Bull Head prairie comes
Coul Creek. The Coal Company
which owns the land at tho creek's
mouth will soon have tho same
surveyed. Tbe most extensive
deposits of coal yot discovered
lie on Morrisey Crook lo miles lo
the south west, and hore also is
a large even Hat quite suitable
for a townsite called Ridgoway's
" ranch" owned by tho railway
company. The coal town of
course will boat the coke-ovens
and these will bo built at the behest of tho Railway Co. The
"burning" question of the denizens of Coal Creok now is, whero
will the ovens bo built? Coal
Crook, or Ridgoway's ranch.
Ridgoway's ranch is a tiinborloss
Hat at the mouth of Morrisey
Crook 10 miles from the El If
River crossing, in regard to
the progress of construction the
situation is about this, Tho work
has been all allotted and the contractors have all boon encamped
on thoir portions for about throe
months, besides clearing tho
right of way almost nothing is
accomplished so far. It has
talton all their time rustling for
food for man and beast. Although
the weather has boen romarkbly j S^
favorable for railway building,
but little advantage being taken
of the propitious circumstances.
Some of tho contractors are absolutely idle and if you ask what
thoy aro waiting for the invariable reply is "Haney. "Noattempt
is being madi' al the foundation^
of the groat bridges on Klk and
llio Kootonny Rivers. Tho stool
is laid as far as the south fork of
the Old Man Rivor where it will
rest until nexl spring, the en-
tiro gang of ISO men having been
laid off) and work in that lino is
discontinued until April. So the
time ( Christmas ) when Mr.
Hanoy's locomotive was to tout
at Crow's Nost Lake having
olapsed, it is necessary to postpone indefinitely the toot,— let I6~
us hope not long.
THB
Queen's Hotel.
Two Commodious Sample Rooms for Commercial Men
BAGGAGE TRANSFERRED FREE
HOT ,f: COLD BATHS
RATES Sl PER DAY.
J. 6.
GOLDEN, B. C.
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R. G. SHIER,
PROPBIETOR.
Fort Steele.
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Best Accommodations in Fort Steele now
m      ready for quests.      m
ARRANGEMENTS CAN BE MADE FOR ROOMS
FURNISHED OR UNFURNISHED.   .   .   .
PRICES REASONABLE.
A good Restaurant man can learn
tunity in connection with the above.
of a fine business oppor-
A few Offices and Stores to rent in the building.
iThe Mountain!
I     HOUSE     1
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EE WILLIAM FORSYTH,  PROPRIETOR. 3
£*:      This is ono
of the best appointed Hotels in tho
Fort Stoole District.
Every   room   is   comfortably   furnished.
S^   When you
•*- -f
visit Fort Stoole you will
stop at tlio,
miss il if you dont    ^S
For Travellers and Mining Men-
HandEttte.y aid Exftrsively Fur
—nished,	
Everything new, First Class and ^
—Strictly Modern in every par- i8~
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Mountain House.
Home Comforts.
TRAVELLE
DON'T   FORGET
I N. HANSON. J The Steele
General Merchant
Liquor Dealer.
Manufacturer of all Kinds of Lumber. ^
A large assortment of seasoned :3
Lumber and Shingles al- 2
ways   on   hand. :3
§£ Dimension Lumber a Specialty. Es
WflSfl.    -B.G.     |
THE E. J.SCHA&EL
LUMBER CO.
FORT STEELE. B- C.
Manufacturers of, and dealers in all kinds of rough and
dressed lumber.
PRICES AS FOLLOWS:
[tough Lumbor to Contractors ,,$15.00
Local trade $10.00.
No 1- li inch Hoorlng $22.00.
Nn 1 -li inch flooring $211.00,
Nn 2  4 inoh 11 'Ing $24.00
No 1- 4 Inoh flooring $28.00.
Rustic No 2 flooring $22.00.
Rustic No 1 $20.00. 4 inch Headed ceiling No 2 $24.00.
4 Inch Headed ceiling No 1  $28.00.
Finishing lumber No 2 $22.00.
Finishing lumlier No 1 $20,00,
The Largest Stook of Dry Lumber in East Kootenay,
ALL   KINDS   OF   MOULDING  AND  BUILDING  MATERIAL.
First Class Brands oF Liquors and Cigars.
Headquarters For Mining  Men.
Commodious Sample Rooms.
Best Cuisine in the Wesl.
Modern Conveniences.
Home Comforts.
D. McNeish
'roprietor.
DALGARDNO   HOUSE. j
FORT  STEELE B.C. I
Now under the management of
R. D. MATHER.
Is a large and attractive Hotel
of quiet elegance in all its
appointments,   with a
cusine of superior
excellence.
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Sjiocial rates by the month.
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First Class
Lodging House.
OPPOSITE THE  STEELE  HOUSE
PRICES TO SUIT EVERYBODY.
Mrs.   Levett    Prop.
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FOR THE FORT STEELE
MINES!
Travellers, to and from
Port Steele  St Kalispell,
Will find the best of accommodations at
THE WEST
HOUSE.
C. M. Walker, Prop.
Kalispell Mintana.
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ROSPECTOR, POUT STEELE, II, C, JANUARY 15, IW«.
THE   PROSPECTOR,
IS   PUBLISHED   WEEKLY  BY
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every Saturday, and lin.s a guaranteed
eirculatlon larger than any other paper
ln ins, Kootonay, It Is all home Printed
nnd contains dmihlu the news of any
other paper In the district.
As an advertising nicdii-.,n It Is unexcelled.
DevoL'd to tin' upbuilding "t run Steele, the
development nf the Tost mlnoral resources nf
the East Kootenay mining distriot,
Subscriptions 12.00 per year,
Advertising rates made kuown on application,
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 1898.
NEEDS OF THE DISTRICT.
IN the last issue of Tin*: Prospector we showed that for
the current year the Citj
and District of Fort Steele were
contributing 133,002.50 to the
Provincial Treasury, and we set
forth that certain expenditures
of this money were necessary in
the District to meet the reasonable public requirements hen'.
The expenditures as cited amounted to $18,150. Below we
give a detailed description of the
improvements needed, and we
ask a careful perusal of the same
by our readers. We have sought
to give a fair statement nf ihe
needs of the whole District, but
we are conscious tlmt it is very
probable that sonic matters have
been overlooked. Therefore before any formal requisition goes
forward to the Government il is;
desirables thai the following details should lie amplified to any
extenl tlmt is reasonable or necessary:
Wild Horau Crook Bridge.
Urldgo ttcrosH Willi Horse Creek
iii'iii- IniHtiii nllii-i* mi trunk
1-,,-iii $ 1,000
The necessity of iliis Improvement is strongly fell by everybody in the dislrict who has any
teaming or travelling lo do on
the Trunk Road south and norlh.
and lhisroiiil is the main waggon
rond of Easl Kootenay. The
Wild Horse empties into the
Kootonay jusl soulh of Porl
Sleele forming practically the
southern boundary of the town-
site. It runs through a valley
more than 100 feel deep, and
perhaps half a mile across
nt the poinl where teams are
now in iii*' habit of fording,
The bottom of the valley is tlal
and covered completely with
boulders which al the time of
the annual freshets are covered
with running water. Abo il 3
miles from the mouth of the
stream there is a bridge, b il lo
make use of il a detour ol sever
al miles over a bad road has to
he imul'-. Teamsters prefer lo
take the ford whenever possib e
but it is always diffieull and dan
gerous, and the whole situation
ut presenl presents a greal impediment to travel, This impediment could be removed by
throwing a bridge across the river ut the Indian office al a cosl
of aboul 81 , and as the traffic
on tin* trunk road will he im
mensely increased this summer,
lhe Governmenl we trusl will
promptly accede to tho desires
of the peoplo iu this importanl
matter,
at. Miiry'" Rivnr Bridg".
Bridge across si. Mary's Itlvor
„i, lilniT 11 mil'*-- from Korl
Steele, ami ini|ii*iiv,*iii'*iil ol
I'llllll IlOl'OSS lllll  '  -  	
The crossing ol' lho St. Mury's
Rivor ui uny point within u lew
mlloH of ils moulli i> dlfflcull uml
bus always been ii barrior t"
travel in Uml dirootlon,   Never
tliclcss Ihe important districts lo
which il lends huve already attracted ii large number of settlers, ami Ihere were more mining records made on lhe St.
Mary's lasl yeur than any stream
iii lhe Port Steele district, the
number being no less that 242,
At Skookum Chuck, Cherry
Creek, Wade's prairie and other
places thore are important set
tlt'iui'iits which may he expected
I to rapidly increase. These
places, together with the whole
of the St. Mary's country, which
will he one nf mil* greatest mining areas uml where already lhe
mines arc in activo npcrnlinn,
j will he saved by the bridge in
question. As it is now thu settlors ami millers havo tu travel
round hy the Mission, a detour
of in ni* 12 miles, nr hnzard the
dangers of Mather's ferry or ilu*
ford at   the hlull's, lhe latter I'e
ing availableonly til extreme low
waler. Iii conueetiou wiih the
bridge some improvements arc
necessaryon the roads leading
from it over ihe Hal in ihe north
of  lhe   river,  hut altogether the
"st would nm exceed tin* sum
here given, A'""'
Roiul Through Weitport.
Straightening ami gradl].. road
*■ ro igh Westporl fc"i00
Thc townsite of Westport lies
in the valley of the Kootenay Hiver immediately west of Fort
Steele across the stream. 1*' ir
distance of aboul a n ile the land
i> flat and at sevi * . places the
water overflows during the
lengthened period of spring
freshets, rendering the present
roadway practically impassable. The road runs through
from Westport to Movie Lake
and a great deal of heavy teaming will this year he dune over
it. The Government hasalready
recognized the need uf this improvement I'm* a survey has heen
made of tl.e work. The mad
needs straightening ami grading
uml the placing uf several culverts.
Trunk Rond South.
Widening trunk road between
Hull River and il-milc Hat, opposite Wiii'ilncr. anil Improving road to Tobacco I'lnins an, l
Phillips' Ranch  $2,000
Last summer the Government
had a wagon road cut out from
Hull Rivor to six-mile lliu opposite Wardner. Il runs for the
greater pari on a rather steep
side hill and is wide enough lor
only one team. This makes it
extremely awkward in passing
on lhe road; only al a few points
is this possible at all. The rond
is really in u dangerous condition
ul present, ami with lhe large
amount of travel there is sure to
he lhis summer, the work of
widening should he began at lhe
earliest possible moment. South
of Wardner uu the trunk road
the principal work that i.s needed is at Sainl Creek, where a
considerable stretch of sofl bottom land n Is iu lm improved
by corduroying or otherwise.Be-
yiiiul ihal point and un to Tobacco Plains and Phillip's Ranch
iuilv lighl  repairs are needed,
Tin*   whole   uf   the above ilipor-
tanl work will nut exceed a cost
oi >-_.	
St. Mary's Wilson Rond.
ling waggon road mi Si.
from  MniK  Creok  in
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The waggon ruad up Sl. Mary's
River now goes as far as Mark
l 'reek*. It i.s one of lhe most important mads in ihe district and
iN extension lhis year,at least us
far us St. Mary's Lake, is  much
ueeded,   Tl xtension of the
mail shuulil. we think, follow
tie* upper benches, crossing
Mathews Creek ut the most favorable point,   Tin- work is uut
ditiicull; the cost pel* mile sliuulll
nul exceed 1.1"", and the luiul
nul mure than $1500.
Mnttleiw   Greek Trail.
, Trail up Matthow Ci k In I'y-
ramld-Kontcnu) group     $000
This is an improvomonl musi
urgently needed.   M ihe head
waters nf Matthew Creek llllll
Ihenci* across lo tin' upper Wlltor
iif I lopper Creek lies an area
which promises to become fa
mous in the mining annals of
j llrilish Columbia. Here is located llm already well known
Pyramid Kootenay group nf
'claims, numbering fifteen. The
ure is a sulphide ui cupper, carrying gold,   and   the   group   is
owned by gentlemen who control
the Kio Tinio Company, whose
copper mini's in Spain nre the
greatest producers of thai metal
ill lhe world. During llie whole
I of last summer a force of aboul
80 men was kepi at work and
enough developmenl was done to
show the greal   richness  uf  the
Pyramid Kootenay (Iroup, The
claims have all heen Crowu grau
ted, Tlie coming spring, ns
sunn as ihe weather will permit,
the companj will bring in via
Ei.* Koolonay River from Jen
nings, a compressor plain of
large dimensions, and work is to
In* resumed on the claims \\Itli a
force oi nul less than 100 men.
Besides ihe Pyrmid Kootenay
group, thore are many othor
claims held iii that locality ihe
owners nf which will begiu work
nn Ihem lhis year, ami il isessoil
tial therefore that a good trail
iipMallhewl'reck .shuulil he made
early in the spring. Lust year
the Pyramid Kootenoy people
did sume trail cutting across
from Cupper tn Matthew Creek.
A waggon mail tu these proper
tics is a thing that will in the ordinary course of events he put in
ai im distant dale, but iu the
meantime, so as to faciliate as
much as possible the initial operations nf this year the trail up
Matthew Creek is needed. We
have put lhe enst down at 1600,
but this is an estimate made on
the basis uf the eust of other
trails without having any spec-
al knowledge uf the conditions
fur trail cutting on the creek.
St. Mary's Trail.
Improving .St. Mury's trail
past the Lake in NorthFork.   $500
Wilh lhe Sl. Mary's waggon
road extended from Mark Creek
tu ihe eastern end of St. Mary's
Lake, it will then be necessary to
make some considerable improvements on the trail round the lake
and beyond. Around the lake
the trail runs over broken rocks
which to make it passable should
have a top dressing of earth and
gravel. This bit of trail has always given a great deal of trouble to those using il. Beyond the
lake there is a meadow over
which the trail should be corduroyed and a number of small culverts put in. The trail thence to
the north Pork of the river will
require very little attention.
North Fork Bridge.
Bridge amiss the Noi'th Fork nf
St. Mary's  $1,500
The great drawback to the Si.
Mary's trail leading to the splendid mining area beyond the
North Porkhas been the crossing
iiflhe Pork. The ford is straggling and long, the hattoin uneven, and when the freshets are
running il is extremely dangerous. A bridge at this poinl is
absolutely necessary if Ihe convenience of the mining public is
al all to be considered. The cosl
of the bridge we have put ul
$1500, and this comparatively
snuill amount would put in u
structure that would stand for
years, There is an abundance
of cedar timber in the vicinity
which would afford lhe material.
The work should be undertaken
early in the spring. West of this
bridge the trail on the St. Mary's
is in fairly good condition and
would require only the cleaning
out of some fallen timber.
Trail up North and West Fork.
Trail up Nortli and West FurkH
nf Sl. Miiry-a     Mill
I,nst year the prospectors
Hindi' a I rail up the North and
Wesl forks of Ihe River toRoso's
and I'i'ipiliiirt's camps. In this
Region a vusl number of mining
claims have been slaked and thoy
are distributed   among   many
owners. It is evident thul a
groat mining development is to
lake place there, and Iliis summer severnl hundreds of men
will he working on the various
claims.    Wo have sel down  the
(iguro of $800 for lhis work.
This will be all thai is necessary,
for lhe mining men tell us that
wilh a grant from lhe government of Hint amount Ihey themselves will undertake lo do all
the rest thai i.s necessary for
the present year.
Wild Horno Trail.
Wild Uorsu trull anil brunches,.    $-100
This amount is necessary for
the iinpruveiiiennt   of  Ihe   Wild
.Horse Trail and branches, ovor
which noxl SoaSOll Ihere will he
an immense traffic, The brunches require most  improvement,
They run up the East Pork,
Boulder Creek, Shepurtl Gulch,
and Walling,'!' Creel,.
Triii*y Jreek Trail.
Tracy Creek I rail       *.",llll
I.usl .summer lhe people of
Porl Steele ami oihors interesl-
ed iu the mines at Tracy creek
subscribed $(IUl) or $700 and built
n   waggon   mail   frnni the trunk
mad ni Bummer's Plnl five miles
iii length to Tracy Cily. This is
a good scrviceuhle mad, ami
what is now needed is a grant of
$500 to extoud and put in repair
the trail and branches beyond
Tracy City. In this region is
ihe well-known Estella group of
i mines from which great develop
ments are expected, und besides
this there ure many otlier very
promising claims, indicating that
a great camp will yet be established on Tracy Creek.
White Crouse Camp.
Trail from St. Mury's to White
I'li-iiuse miniii',' camp     $,"il)0
At the White Grouse camp a
considerable number of men
were employed last year, and
the coming season this number
will be increased. The camp lies
about on the summit of the Sel-
kirks, some miles distant from
St. Mary's Trail. Last fall Tiik
Pkospectoh wns asked by a deputation of tho White Grouse
miners to place their claims for
a trail from St. Mary's to the
Camp in the hands of the government. The season then was too
advanced to do anything, but an
the appropriation for this trail
should surely be made at the approaching session of tbo Legislature. As to cost we have given
$500 as the sum which the miners themselves thought it would
I be necessary to expend to meet
their requirements,
Trail To Lady Anne.
Trail tn Lady Anne group     $111)
This well known properly is
j lo be worked witli some energy
this year, and along with oilier
claims on Six Mile Creek is bail
ly in need ol n trail. The
amount set, down. $250, would
fully cover the cosl. The trail
would he four miles.
Trunk Road Improvements.
Improving trunk road frpm Korl
Steelo noi'th to Sheep Creek ..    $000
Prom Bummer's I'lul  lo four
mile posl is the worsl piece of
road on lhe Trunk- Road, The
need of Improvement here is urgent, us the presenl condition of
the road is a great impediment
to travel, nml particularly lo
freighting, A new road should
be graded from the north side of
Six Mile creek to lhe soulh end
of Bummer's Plat, about two
miles, with u bridge across Six
Mile. The present grades are
heavy and the soil i.s such as to
require constant repairing.
Hanson's   Hill.
Grading ut foot of Hanson's Hill
nu trunk mini     *1IHI
Everybody who travels the
Trunk Road knows tho difficulties of Hanson's Hill. The cost
lo put it iu fairly good shape
would he small.
Perry Oreok Trail.
Cm I ini; nut mid continuing trull
up Perry Crook    $,*ion
Tbe principal part of the work
to be done on this trail is from
Johannesburg up the creek. A
large iiiiiiiiii'!' of mining clninis
of great promise are located on
this creek, uud considering the
smiill expenditure that is necessary to pui the trail in passable
shape lhe work should be begun
ie Kootenay Valleys Co
LIMITED,
HEAD OFFICE, LONDON, ENGLAND
B, C, BRANCH OFFICES,., ..NELSON and FORT STEELE
T. G. PROCTOR, - Geti't Manager
ROSS & HERCHMER,   -   Agents, Fort Steele
FARM   LANDS
In proximity to CROW'S NEST RAILWAY in Eust Kootenay, within oasj
reueh nl tho UbbI markot uu earth lm* stuck nnd Farm Probuoe being the natural supply point lor tho mini's nl Kust mnl West Kootenay.   Vou can purohaso
any amount you wish, fi  mi ucros upwards,   Stock ranches up to 5000 uoros.
I*'ivi* years timi' and easy payments for limm lide settlers.
Prices   Range  from  $2.50 upwards  per acre.
COR 1 * ESPONDENCE   SOLICITED.
(!-# Townsite properties are now being laid nil'.   Keep your eyes nn Elk
River Crossing and Crew's Nest Landing.
und the improvement made as
soon us the snow clears from the
ground.
' Pulmer'B Bar Truil.
Cutting uut und Improving trail
ut Palmer's Bar, upper Moyie
und Weaver Creek '..,    (BOO
This includes the trail on the
Upper Moyie and Weaver creek.
A lot of valuable claims have
been located there, which nexl
summer will with adequate facilities of transport employ it considerable number of men. Besides these there are the placer
claims whicli will be worked extensively this year by hydraulic
process, an important addition
to the mining industry of the
district.
Wagon Roud to Wardner.
Improving waggon mud between
Fort Steele anil Wardner on
West side of river      ftllttl
During last year this road was
very largely used, and it may be
expected that this coming summer it will be still more in demand. The necessary improvements will cost but little.
Fort Steele and Cranbrook Road.
Improving rond botween Port
sii'i'ln und Cranbrook via Sl.
Mury's Mission     ifiilltl
The improvement on this road
is practically a continuation of
the improvements stated above
as regards the road through the
townsite of Westport on the opposite side of the river from
Fort Steele. The road is greatly travelled and will likely always continue to be.
Fort Steole Public School.
Woodshed, fencing ami improving grounds ul Port Steelo
School House     Willi
AI the lust session of the Legislature an appropriation of §H00
was made for a public school
house al Porl Sleele. The new
building has been erected and a
very ci'oditable job has been
made of it. Mul as has been
pointed out in THE PHOSPECTOH
several limes tlie building is entirely loo small. Already ils
seating capacity of 40 is nearly
taken up. This spring a considerable number of our citizens
will bring in their families, sulli-
cient we are sure to llll a school
of double Ihe capacity of the
presenl one. In the present list
of the requirements of the district wo have made no request
for the enlargement of the school,
yot we trust that the Education
Department will fully consider
the conditions here and do what
is necessary to afford the facilities of education for tlie children
of this city. What i.s asked for
above is simply an appropriation
for the proper Improvomonl of
the surroundings of the present
building. This is a matter of
Importance, for in the education
of children Iheir environment
plays u largo pari. The amounl
uskeil for is not largo and I here
should he uo hesitation in supplying it.
Qovurimumts Buildings.
Poncing ami Improving grounds
around Court l-Iotlso at Purl
Stoolo     »rillO
Thc new Provincial Govern
ment buildings at Port Steele,
including court house, Gold
Commissioner's quarters, Recor-
er's office and County jail, were
erected last year. The appropriation made was only sufficient,
to do the building. The grounds
about the building, as is customary with other government buildings iu the Province, should be-
improved so as to give that appearance of care and attention
which is necessary in such cases.
The painting of the buildings
should also be done this year.
Fort Steele Hospital.
Aid to Hospital at Port Steolo.. $l,fi0r>
So far the cost and running
expenses of the Fort Steele Hospital have been met entirely out
of private subscription, The
devotion of the citizens, and particularly the ladies of Fort
Steele, to this work is all that it
has had to depend on. The institution was begun with the
idea that it would be aided by
the same generous assistance
that has been extended to other
hospitals wherever they have-
been established in the Province.
We are not disposed lo carp with
regard to tlie failure of Government support for this institution
in the past, but we shall expect
for the future lhat measure of
assistance which has invariably
been given to Provincial Hospitals. Last year the Hospitals received grants as follows: Victoria, $10,000; New Westminister, $4,000; Cariboo. Kamloops
and Nelson, $8,000 each; Nanaimo, $4,500; (lolden, $2,000; Co-
niox, $1,000; and Fori Simpson,
$500, Por the Fori Steele Hospital for lhis year il is surely a
moderate request, cbmparatively
speaking, to ask for $1,500, li
is certain that even with a grant
of thai amounl there will he need
for a considerable amount lo he
made up by private subscription
lo meet the expenses of Ibe Hospital Ibis year, 'I'he committee
of ladies and gentlemen who
have charge of the initial work
of the Hospital aro deserving of
public gratitude for what they
so far have accomplished. The
funds they have been able lo colled have gone towards the erection of the Hospital building and
tlie proper furnishing of the
same. These have occasioned an
i expenditure which has demanded all their available funds, and
the institution therefore has not
been in a position to meet the
demands for hospital treatment
of those people so unfortunate
as to need treatment without the
means to pay for it. Therefore,
the modest grant that i.s now
asked for, is intended, wo may
say, wholly as a contribution towards provision for lhu alleviation of the suffering of those who
have not the means to provide
for themselves. The Government, we presume, will have uo
hesitation iu granting to the Port
Steele Hospital the sum we ask
for.
Fort Steelo Firo Brigt.de.
Usual grunt in Plre Brigade at
Port Stoolo    $6oo
Some time ago the secretary
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Your Interest,
Job Printing Of All Kinds Neatly And Promptly
Executed.
WE CHARGE NO COMMISSION. Wt BUY RIGHT OUT
Full Prices.  Corroci Selection.
FURS
Hides, Pelts, Wool,
TALLOW, GINSENG, SENECA.
Ropes and Tims Furnished rr,
the bear ... Write for cjrou]ar giving Latest Market Prices
IMMEDIATE REMITTANCES. NO COMMISSION CHAUCiED
200-212 FIRST AVE. NORTH
Inc. MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.
JflS, MCMILLAN k CO.
stage lines      Fort Steele Meat Company.
0r"AdvertIsemenis of tlieso lines will be
found in another pur! nf ihi* paper.
Fort Steele and Moyie Lake,
leparts, Port Steele, Tuesdays nml Fridays,
ill 7 ll. III.
Arrives, Port Steele, Thursdays nnd Sundays.
llt9:H0p, in.
Fort Steele to Kalispell.
Leaves Fort Steele   Friday  mornings at 7,
o'clock.
Return Ins, lenves KuiUpeil Tuosdny inoniin-js
at 7 o'clock.
Upper Columbia Navigation Co.
Slain- leaves Fori Steele Tuesday iim! Friday
moral twit,  connecting  with  steamers at
i'iuiui Flat for Golden.
Fresh and Salt Meats always
on hand.
Robsoii St Rodgers, Prop's.
Riverside Avenue,     -      -      Fort Steele, B. C.
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Kill in hliiiilt lines, and forward lothtaoffice.
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I THE PROSPECTOR, FORT STEELE, li. CE, JANUARY 15, 1898.
Port Steele
Mercantile Co.
(LIMITED   LIABILITY.!
,   Fort Steele and wardner  *
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WHOLESALE jjg? RETAIL |
yj Dealers ltt(j
ft
General  Merchandise |
Hardware. Groceries, Clothing,
u Boots and Shoes, Rubber Boots.
Canadian Pacific Railway. *
KOi IK
_,,. Crockery, Lamps, Glasswuro, Hams, Bacon and Sail Sidos.W
1) ' (J.
w  Men and Women's Overshoes, Dry Goods, Macanaws, Blankets,
COAL OIL, OATS, BRAN AND SHORTS
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THI' CANYON CLEARED.
h  - >. i "*ii'il that hap
pens    :.. -   v    ■- "*'E''ii people
i, i im   into   the   Port
.*>■ .     . attracted by the
fami'   '      ■ -   one forth of our
miiusi'D '' es,   and   when
!.' • i ijs opened mi the
Kool     River    I'rom     Porl
nu-.    Montana,
I- and expeditious
n   iimicalion   with
1,1
in  accident
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cans nf romiii'.i-
st earners    tin'
itiliilinc,   lhe only
tin'  rivi r,  wore
■  ilu saine lime
[mint.   Tin* ac-
I lli" I -anyon on
*., I', :i few mill's
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hft)>l»ell   :
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ni : ,1, of .* iui igs. Tho placo
,i,*/ the wreck '-■ in American territory, and il had always been
,„      '.,:,*..   iioini of greatest
'     r* I '■
ini'ii'M.- ,i shipping on tin
Tin
river.
  ,i M<»> m navigation for nearly two mouths, or
until "' *.v boat - '.-iiiiiii lie built.
Our euterprihing cousins across
tiir in,/1 *.-. appreciating their
busii i ii' " ourso with ihi'
Porl Steele il ;lrict, at once took
stops 'I' have he dangers nf the
Canyon remo' '*>i. An appropriation was obtained from the
1'nit"'! Stales I lovernment, and
ive In ■'■ i. '•*' '"i chronicle lhe
completion of the work. Above
*ve ;i dii:. am of the Canyon
•.vreck,   occured,  Improvements
ibstacles to naviga
-we_
when
showing
tion
,  .-.*;;. les have now
een removed and in future
the Canyon will present no dangers of moment to the river navigator, it being now a clear
course. The people ol Montana
are to be thanked for the promptness and energy with which they
undertook and carried out the
work indicated,
i In the British Columbia side
of the line practically nothing
has been done to improve the
navigation of Kootenay River.
The obstacles on this side consists of a number of burs which
could be removed at no great expense. With these liars removed the period of navigation of
the river would be increased several months in the year, and it
is ;i work that should be proceeded with withoul delay.
Whon llcwi'tt Bostock, M, P.,
was here last year, his attention
was directed to this imoortanl
matter, and since that time ho
has been interesting himself energetically in obtaining Government approval of some work of
improvement. We have his
promise lhat at the next session
of the Dominion Parliament he
will see that the Government is
properly posted respecting the
matter, and it is to be expected
therefore tliat an appropriation
will be made so that the work-
may be begun and completed
this year.
The   building  of Ihe Crow's
Nest Railway rendered tlie river
all   the more necessary, for the river will be the
greatest feeder to the railway
CARLIN
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FORT   STEELE.   B. C.
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Miners    Supplies    a    Specialty
Agents   For   The  California
Giant Powder Company.
When
comiuoil
Din
FROM  OCEAN TO OCEAN.
{ Hast this line affords excellent ac-
ation for the traveller.   Splendid
ng Car Service, Palace Sleeping Cars, Through Tourist
Car Service.
LaKe Steamers leave Ft. William, ont
Alberta      for Owen Sound ovory Tuesday
Athabasca   "       " " "     Thursday
Manitoba    "       "        "        "    Sunday
FOR INFORMATION AND FULL PARTICULARS APPLY TO
C. E. WELLS, Agent, Golden, B. C.
ROBERT KERR, Traffic Manager, Winnipeg, Man
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It is tha i
it has a nii'k
without a lani
employes; it i
THROt
Foi* FORT I
Stago trod
during Sunime
1*or niii|
C.G.DIXONEC
Spokano
GREAT       E
Northern    A,
Railway.
SURVEYORS CHAIN MADK IT THK SHORTEST
TRANSCONTINENTAL ROUTE.
|ioit modern in equipment; it is the heaviest railed line;
mlhiM roadbed; it crosses no sand deserts: it was  built
grant or government aid: it is noted for courtesy of its
the only line serving meals on the a la carte plan.
GH Till*: GRANDEST SCENERY IN AMERICA
BY DAYLIGHT.
TF.KI.K and tho EAST KOOTENAY MINES, Weekly
Kalispell,   Steamboat communications from Jennings
Quickest and Best route to all parts of the United
States, Eastern Canada and Europe.
)-, tickets and complete information call or address
nearest agent or
KVush.
i-simirnvmv"'
©tmnmnmn.n
fort Steele
and Kalispell
STAGE LINE.
D. W, WOODBURY, MANAGER.
On and after August 27th, 18117, weekly
stages will leave Korl Steele on Friday mornings at 7 o'eloek.  Returning    leave    Kalispell
Tuesday  mornings at
7 o'clock.
Kalispell and Fort Steele offices
at the stores of
H. E. KING & CO
for years lo come.
"■'£ LATEST NEWS.
By Wir •
I  I   it From nil Parts of
'•"■ WirM
Of the !   live *'; ions for the
Commons        co    lho    general
election  .>.'   WW  the   Liberals
ii:r. - cai: ii .I :. i.   Seven ut these
I. ber■'   . eprosi nting  a
■   oi    ' "li u division in llio
1 *     ■    Tl •  ' liberal majority ;n
th'* i 'ommons is unv.* aboul Tu.
Tin' clean "]i uf tho < ariboo
Hydraulic M ning Company fm*
tin* season -.*. . s tin- /'■ oleir is es
timated '.■ be   aboul   SI'-lll.OO'J
iw the .1 nniiii;   um
ticipated,       I due i" i shortage
of water  This will
In*  reme li" I by  Ihe new works
■contemplated  by lli" company,
i,\ un* v. .;. ,in* capital ni  tin
, iiipany liu
The number of murder trials
and their results during the ten
years IHHii to IHiKi, are given
us follows.-—
Murder   Death  I'nmnui-
Trlals, Sentences, union.
Ontario	
Quebec	
Nova Scotia....
New Brunswick,
I'. E. I	
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Manitoba  II
II. Columbia :t4
N, W. T  lu
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Livery. Feed & Sale Stable.
Port Steele li.C.
SADDLE & PACK HORSES.
lliA.MlNQ OF ALL KINDS A SPKCIALTY
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!VICTORIA METALLURGICAL WORKS,
AND ASSAY OFFICE, , . .
**!   GOLD Ass
SILVI'
The Sta
The Ch
JOHN WEIGHTMN
LIYEY,
FEED, AND
SALE STABLES.
Kalispel Mont.
Parties to and from Port Steele
will find that this is the best place to
leave their stock, aud obtain conveyances.
FORT STEELE
MD
MOYIE LAKE
STAGE  LINE.
A bi-weekly stage will leave Steele
every Tuesday and Friday at
7:8() A M
Commencing Friday, July mth, for
Cranbrook, Sifton, and Moyie City.
Returning   will  leave Moyie on
Wednesdays and Saturdays at
3:80 P M
Roaohlng Steele the day following
at noon.
Tickets may be procured from CE M.
Keep, Safe Deposit Co., Steele, and
and at the Hotel, Moyie City.
Fur III year-   i'M     ^^^^^^
Iii proportion to population
llrilish Columbia does not show
up well in this murder record,
imi ii must lm remembered that
nearly all tho trials wero those
uf Indians or desperados from
across tho boundary lino who
had escaped to this Province for
security.
Iiil.lt'  men   who  llttVO boen in
in-,ii increased lo
S"i OIIO'OO'I     in    shares   uf  -fu, i %,     ~v~ VHP. ... ,
^^t^^^^m^mmi'                      '   Now \i,i'h i,'i,.,]i uu untiii'ii'ili'ii
s allotod  in...,  ,.., ,..,.!     I1)  js bQ
0,000 will leave that city
i ii .E'uli i-
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^■^■■tHH^^H^HHB,      i tod   Kluiidvki'
lh""'"" ''^I',,"",',    '''."_"   Moved 50,000 will lea™ •„.,
pany.andlKl.OOD, I he d   in the f(„. „,„ ,,,,..,1, „„u s|„„„g. ,,;„,:„
tivusiirv '..■ disposa   i),   sllYue,,raln service will bo roqulrod to
holder,"
ensuing
Matthews.
Hammond,
il* in*;"'
(lirocloi ■- lm* M
,:,i'    include   W, It.
, i; i Isler, uiul H.C,
nl    Toronto,    uml
iirlt, IE   It   Angus,
nul .lulm
T,  (E Shaughnessy,
v'ussi'ls, nl' M i ui I i*i 'ul.
Sumloii Ims become incorpor-
/ ated as n oily municipality,
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accommodate tin- crowds.
Tho Rossland Miner's Union
has nominated ,1. T. Roberts,
pti'sidi'iil uf tho union, for the
position nf Provincial Inspector
of metalliferous mii,es.
The value of buildings erected
in Nolson Insl year was $206,000.
GRASSICK   & OEMPSEY.
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CONTRACTORS
AND
BUILDERS.
Port  Steole  B.C.
SMITH & LINDSAY,
Tobacco Plains,
Highest Prioe
Paid for
Purs.
Montana
Moyie k$ Steele
FREIGHT
LINE.
Freight will bo carried between Fort
Steele, Cranbrook, Sifton, ami Moyl
City, at the following rates:
{(Ivor Ml lbs. Iii'ingat UHlllis. rate.)
Hii wrm Steele illul Cl'llllbl'lHlk
fil) pounds 1  'Mi
iiki pounds     50
llclwcen Steele and Sifton
fill pounds      ""»
UHI|ioundn   1.00
liotwoon Sleele and Moyio
,rlO |MUIIl(ls    1.00
IIKI pounds  l.fiO
Special rates on large lots may !«'
arranged by applying to c. M. Keep,
Safe Deposit building, Fort Steele.
Also a stage lino twice a week between Moyie Ijake anil Steele.
Fort Steele, ll. ('., .Inly 13,1811".
Mrs, SPRAGUE
Fruit #? Confectionery
•$>   Notions of all kinds.
CIGARS and TOBACCO.     ^
Kalispell flospita
KALISPELL, MONTANA.
Mrs, .lames Conlan  I
"   .1. It, Itodgers \    DIBECTOIIS,
"   VV. A, Conrad )
Mas. I'E l{. Wbudeh, Manager.
Patient* from Fort Steele, and thc
mines, will be received at reasonalili
terms.   For rates apply Us:
Mrs. E. R. Webber, Manager.
KALISPELL,  MOHTANA.
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fit, H.00, SILVER AXD LEAD, $1,50,
\1). 81.00, GOLD, SILVER AND COPPER, $3.
I'THKIt METALS UN' APPLICATION.
.MILL TESTS:
ip Mill has u capacity of. 20 Tons a day.
ovulation Plant 1 Tons a day.
S. A. ROBERTS, V. L. S.,
Business. Mgr.
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H. G. PARSON,
SOLE AGENT,
tioldcn and Port Steele, B. C. #####IM*NiMft#M
THE PROSPECTOR. FORT STEELE, B. C, JANUARY 15, 1W.
C. F. VENOSTA.
■mi mm un uu mu
Sole Agent for the-
FORT  STEELE   TOWNSITE
The only city in the District
where the Dominion and Provincial Government
Offices are located.
The most central and most accessible point to and
from all mines.
The Head of Navigation on Kootenay River.
Will have Railway communication this Summer.
180   MINES
are directly tributary to Fort Steele and within
a radius of twelve miles.
The
The Center of The Great Mining District Reached By The
Crow's Nest Pass  Railway
SOLE
C. F. VENOSTA,
AGENT,
FORT STEELE, B.C. THE PROSPECTOR, FORT STEELE, B. <"., ,1
\NUARY 15, ISIS.
E. A. ELTON & CO
Mining Brokers and
Commission Agents
*• Sole Agents ir
FORT   STEELE
Agents for
Nicholls A- P>ul>sIuiw,
MINING ENGINEERS & BROKERS,  WINNIPEG, N.W.T.
Representing SANDYCROPT MACHINERY Co. limited
Stamps, Batteries & Accessories.
WALLACE, & Co. Ik!. Cyanide Manufacturers.
J. BIRCH 4 Co. ltd. Merchants & Engineers,
All Classes Mining Machinery, tnolnes & Boilers, etc.
i lorrosponden *e Solicited.
Agents for
NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO
TRAVELLERS ACCIDENT INSURANCE
IMPERIAL FIRE INSURANCE CO.
Correspondents in London, New York, Montreal and Toronto.
OPTIONS   CARRIED,   AND   MIKING   DEALS  TRANSACTED.
E.  A.   Elton &  Co,
TELEGRAPH  HATES,
f:,,,i, Fl. Slrel, In llm, .\:,il,i
KuliHpull * (l.t-i ! 0.50
Spukiiuc  I.I'i ,S0
SullUlo  I.M .'hi
Vi.'l..rin  I .lln 1,30
Yum v,*!*  l.'.i.", |„'10
Montiiun |niinl ' ,'.,'-' -q»|
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LOCAL NEWS NOTES.
©he tyw&ptdot
SATUIU1AY, JANUARY IS, 181)8.
NEEDS OF THE DISTRICT.
<*,.|*.lillll|,,lliviii ],:l.:„ 1
nl ihe Fort Steele Board of
Trade wrote Hon, Col. linker regarding a provincial appropriation for Iin' protection in this
city. The reply received wns
as follows:
*'Sut. 1 have to acknowledge
tho receipt of your communication of the Will ultimo, ami in
ivpl.v to the request contained
therein to express the belief that
when the estimates for the next
financial year are being formed
the needs of the Fori Steele Fire
Brigade will not be forgotten."
Prom this it will be seen that
a grant to the Fire Brigade of
Port Steele will follow as a mat
ter of course, Lasl year Victoria, Nanaimo, Westminister. Vancouver, Barkerville and Kam
loops were each granted (Bliu for
flre protection, and in asking for
a similar amount we will not be
thought in be asking for too
much
Th" above, then, is what the
district needs in the way of Provincial appropriations for the
present year, There mny be
other matters which we have
overlooked, and if that li" so we
will bo glad to havo suggestions
for nny iii ssarj additions
A Liberal paper says thai ii
Inul beon decided thai Editor
Willisoii, of th" "tiioiie" would
succeod Sir Oliver Mowal in the
Senate, bul thai the Pronc.h
Liberals kicked, and he wlll nol,
l«' appointed,
WE   A. Myers, who r< nlly
started tho Evening Slnntltirtl ml]
K'ossliiiiil, hns levanted, The
unpaid printers havo taken pos
si'ssiim and are now running lho
business lo suit themselves,
An importation ol choice cigars and tobaccos oi the favorite
brands hns just be received al
Mrs, Sprague's,
Capt, I*'. 11. Bacon of the Upper Columbia Navigation Company is iii the city.
Another car of hardware Ims
arrived ni Gilpin & Lindsay's.   '■'■'
Th" public school wns reopened in the new building on Monday.
If you want a shave- A clean
and cool nnd refreshing shave
go lo Gress the Barber, next the
International Hotel.
11. IE Macdonell of theC.P.R
snys that he expects his railway
to do a very large passenger and
freight business to and from
Fori Steele and district this
vein*. It is possible that lie may
be located permanently at Fort
Sleele.
Goods   just    received   at   Mrs.
Sprague's, *
On sale, the best lot in this
town, near the Post Olliee, opposite The Mountain House
Hotel, the lot contains a good
cellar, and is 33j x !)!• feet, price
will be made all right- for a
prompt purchaser, apply or
write to Henky Kershaw, Riverside .*u*e. Fort Steele, B, ('. *
The White-Fraser Stage Line
will hereafter run a daily slnjre
in Wardner, leaving Fori Steele
ui l" o'clock each morning.
.lusi arrived. Oranges at Mrs.
Sprague's. *
Tliere were ten passengers on
lh" Since from Golden this
week   Two coaehee were useil.
lids   jusl   received  ill   Gilpin &
Lindsay's, *
CapL Sanborn ii Is reported
Ims abandoned his idea of build
Ing'astoamor (or Moyie Lake.
He Ims gol the Klondyko fever,
ami will go norlh to navigate the
waters ihoi'O,
Pur dross  trimmings, lacos,
elc, a lull and complete  line,  at
Mrs K .1. tlighwardon's      *
P IE Norliiiiiy was in lown
this week.
A large party of our people
went down to Cranbrook on
Wednesday evening and enjoyed
a few hours dancing, The
sleighing was tine aud the ride
of 11 miles to and fro was delightful.
An Ottawa dispatch ol! the 5th
insl snys thai Judge McGaw, of
Montreal, and Prank Peldey
leuve for the Wesl on Monday.
Thoy .no io investigate charges
preferred against the contractors
on the (row's Nest Pass Railway.
Instructions have been issued
to City postmasters not to send
to the dead letter office uny idlers for points wi ihin the Empire,
which may be mailed short of
| postage under Mr. Mulock's
Inree cent per ounce proposal of
a few weeks ago, since possibly
some people may not have heard
of the cancellation of the Postmaster-General's widely announced proposal. For tlie present
short paid loiters will bo sent
forward to their destination, postmasters affixing the stamps necessary to make up the deficiency
in postage.
.1. P. Uoran, a resident of Ottawa and chief clerk in W. C.
Well's lumbering establishment,
left Palliser on the 80th ull, for
one of Mr. Wells' lumbering
camps about M miles from Lean-
choil station. He was found
J frozen to death on the trail on
Saturday morning about half a
mile from the camp. The deceased was very liignly respected here.   Ho came to his death
Wm Bossie
at work in a d
do. They,an
ai*" taking
ore.
and one iiiiiii aro
ift on the Corona-
town  12 feet and
at some very tine
Harry Amur
Cornucoph
tunnel is now
last -'ii loot isl
siiim limo dylj
cut through
again showing]
tunnel.
Ol
llll
Jennie E. S]
of Pilot Bay h
sevenths ink
bridge,
cluims on the
St, Mary's Rib
of Victoria,
working bond]
year, the first
to be made 1st!
has purchase!:
.seventh inter
from Sam Lov
Denber
Merchants ii
sire to inspect
lreight tariffs
olliee.
THE WHITE
STAGE COMPANY
iSiH'c-ssurs to Hoi,
ami i
At
presumably by being insufficient*
ly clad, and had been advised
I not to attempt to walk to the
|camp on the night in question.as
it was bitterly cold. He, had a
dog with him which stayed with
the body for two nights und days.
Miss   Gibson has arrived at
Windermere to lake charge of
the public school Ihere.
Pur dross trimmings, laces, etc,
n full and complete line, at Mrs.
Iv .1. Highwarden's
Richard Mair, the.Indlan Parin
Instructor, on the Moosomln Resorvo, near llattleford, dropped
dead while llialtilltf New Year's
culls, rlowusanophow of Charles
Mnir of this city.
Rov, John Cl. Duncan, I'resby-
leriau minister, of the Kamloops
Presbytery, arrived on Hie last
since from Goldon. lie will
take up lhe work of Ihe Church
here, beginning by the holding
of services ill lhe OpOl'll House
tomorrow nt "•80 p. in.
We nre Indebted to S. L, Boyer for tiles of recent Colorado
papers.
Stage to
and Westward
All Inqulrli!
to Wardnor
Hoadquartera:   -
FOR
A Ill-horse
mill, in good c|
lo    B
N. HAN
Wi
PIONEER B
Everything Sl
Nut door tii
1
British Columbia.
co.
Agents for
FULMER
& KERFOOT.
ROYAL    MAIL
Passenger & Express Line,
 BETWEEN	
GOLDEN   and   FORT   STEELE.
Stage leaves Four STEELE ovory Saturday at 7-30 a. m.
Arrives at Golden Monday night.
Leaves GOLDEN Tuesday al 7-30 a, m.
Arrives at Port Steele Thursday night.
camo in from the
Tuesday.    Tlie
in (iu feet.   The
through a magne-
which  is now
I the mineral is
in lho face of the
aulding, formerly
is bonded hor six-
*est iu the Brace-
ih   arid Regina
.west fork of the
er, to U. A. Kirk
§12,000.   It is a
running over a
iiiyment of $2,000
of July.  Mr.Kirk
the   remaining
t in these claims
tilt for foil**.
notice.
TlicOootl I.m-i,* Ml icml Cluim nituatotl In Uio
Fori Steele Mining Division of Kust Kootcnny
Dlstricl.
Whoro United: On Hui'lilobcrrj lliil uont
Marti Crook.
Take nollco iliat 1. .Veil McLeod Con-tin, l-'i-eo
Miner's Ccrtlflciitfi No. WOO", ngeist ror P.O.
Andrews ol Toronto. Onuirio.li'reo Minor's Cor-
lllleiile X,i. INlirl. liih-ntl sixty days from tlie
dnto horoof, tn upply to tlio Mlniiijr llecordor
for n Cortlllenle of Improvements lor the pur-
poso of obtaining a crown Oram ut tin- nbovo
Haiti!.
Ami further tako notice Unu action uudor
seelloii 37. must be commenced before i ho Ihhi
nucootsuoh Corttllcuteof Improvements.
NKII, Mel.KOI) CCRRAN,
Hated this :10th ut.v of October, ish;
llll
others who clothe new C. P, R.
an do so at this
ns llros.)
Avery, Feed,
tale Stables,
All Principal Points.
Fort Steele
BatOrBoa Next
Houso	
Wardner, B. C.
SALE.
ppwor pot table saw
ondltion,    Apply
SON,
„ It. C.
JAMES HIGHWARDEN & SON
ARBER SHOP
icily Plrst Class.
the Protptctor,
NOTICE.
Tin* llorvitl Mineral Claim, situated <n the
Port Stoolo Mining Division of Mas, Kootonay
District.
Where locuted:—On Huckleberry Hill, near
Mark Creek,
Talc* notice tiiul I. Nell McI.i'ikI ('urran. Pree
Miner's Certlllcato Ne. 06007, ngent fori). 1).
Mann, of Montreal. Quoboo, Pree Miner's Certificate No. W00O Intend sixty days from date
hereof, lo apply to tho Mining Recorder for ll
Cortlllcate of Improvements lor llie purpose of
old n ini nt* a Crown Grant of tlie above claim
And further tako notice that notion under
sect ion iti. must lie commoncod boforo llie issu
nnee uf sueh certlllcato uf Improvements.
NKII. Mel.1*1011 ITIIHAN.
Dated ibis 30th day of Ootobor, INT.
NOTICE.
Notice Is liereliy given Unit llilriy days
titter date I Intond applying to tlio Held Commissioner of Ihla illslrli'l for * license to sell
liipior by retail in premises to Im known as the
Cool Creek Hotel, sltiiiite.l at llu, mouth of
Coal Creek, tll this dislrict.
2-1 V. II. SMITH.
Coal Creek. Kasi Kootonay, II. C.Jiin. it. isus
Fort Steele Wood Yard.
WOOD
Furnished Promptly, all lengths.
Lettei Order* wilii (liln'oi it* Linilxuij, or
with tlu Water Iklktsrij Man.'
D. L. BETTCHEN
$ The Jeweller
Wntchos   repaired and   satisfaction
Guaranteed.
Piikt Steele,
It. (!.
WANTED.
A  mini  to put in a Sash und
Door   Factory   at    Swansea.
ood imlureuionts will be offered
lo ii capable ami  responsible
mini.
Crow's Nest Land and
Development Company,
20- tf
SWANSEA, B. C.
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby givoiuhut 1.1. If Sunburn
sixty duys nftor dnto Intend to apply to tho
Chief Commissioner of Lnndsund Works, Victoria, B. <',. fm- permialon '<> purchase IW)acres
df land described ns follows: C'ommi neltig nt
the south west corner posl sltiintcd on the wesl
shoro of tin' Moyie Luke, thonco running forty
chains eorth, fchencc eust u> thi' Moyle Lake
forty ehuins moro ur less, thenee following the I
Moylo Lake southerly to tin- point nf commencement.
I, n, SANIJfRX.
Dnted Jan. 12th, 1808. :t-ii
NOTICE.
Notice i.s hereby given, that thirty days
nftor dato I shall apply to the Gold Commissioner for ii license to sellllquor at retail on
the lire in isi'.** known as the Michell   Prairita
notai.
li. 11, DHAULT.
Michell Prairlo. Jan. 15th, I«IW. i-*
i the
a for
Ibod
NOTICE.
Sixty days after date I shall apply t*
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Work
permission to purchase tho following doscr
land situated in Enst Kootenuy, B. C, (
moncing at a post planted ul the mouth of
Kast Pork of Wild Morse ereek. thenee North
forty ehuins, thenee cast forty chains, thonco
smith forty ehains. thenee west forty ohnins in
polnl of commencement, Containing 160 ncros*
WALTER VanAHSDALKN
Dated this Dee, listta, ISM". :t-n
NOTICE.
Thirty days after thn publication nf this
noiiee I will upply tn tlto Ooltl Commissioner
for East Kootena; for a license tn sell liquor
by retail at my Hotel nt Michell Prairie in the
Kust, Kootenay district.
Dated at Michell Prairie this lOltwtuyof
January, ihw. :i-t
JAMBS C. UUKOES.S.
NOTICE.
Thirty days after the date or the lirsl up
poarauco of this notice I will apply to the ciold
Commissioner for the District of Ifiust Kotpi liny for a license to sell li-iti"i' by retail ,\, n."      J
Hotel at Mull Bead I'rairle iu the District of      1
Kust Kootenay, i'
Dnted ut Port Steele this mil day of January, WW.
8-7 alkx. HAMILTON.
NOTICE.
'Die Maverick mineral claim, situated In the
Port Stoole Mining Division of East Kootonny
District.
Whero located: -On Huckleberry Bin, near
Mark Creek.
Take notice that I, Neil McLeod Ciirrun. of
Port Steele, British Columbia. Pree Miner's
Certificate No. IW.OUT. Intend, sixty days frnm
thc dale hereof, to apply to the Milling Recorder for a eertlilente of improvements, for
the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the
a imve claim.
And furthor take notice that nctlon. under
■elion Iff, must lie commoncod before the Issuance of such certltlcate of Improvomonts.
neil mcleod cDitRAN.
Dated this :Wih day of October. iMtt.
B. P. COOK.
Livery,  Feed and Sale
Porl Stoelo, II. C.
Toaming of all kinds solicited.

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