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Vol. 4.
FORT STEELE, B. C. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1808.
No 48.
Now Advertisements To-aay,
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MEETING OF THE FORT STEELE
BOARD OF TRADE.
What the District Asks From the
Dominion and Proyincial Governments.
A meeting of the Fort Steele
Board of Trade was held in the
office of E. A. Elton & Co., on
"Saturday last; the object of the
aaeeting being the discussion of
the following questions:
(1st.) Improvement of Navigation on the Kootenay river.
(2nd.) Public improvements
required in the district.
The meeting was called to order by J. A. Harvey, chairman.
On eoming to order, the office of
secretary being vacant, Mr. E.
A. Elton was elected to fill the
vacancy.
Minutes of last meeting were
read and approved.
EIVEB IMPROVEMENTS.
•On motion of T. Ede, seconded
by R. L. T. Galbraith, and after
a. free aud full discussion, a re
solution was carried to the effect
Chat Mr. Bostock our Dominion
representative urge upon the
Dominion government the necessity of immediate work being
done ou the Kootenay river,
Lost spring the Dominion gov
«rment appropriated $5000 to the
river improvements. Mr. J. R.
Roy, Dominion engineer, reported tha"; the work would commence in October, as that was
when the river was at its lowest
stage, hence the work could be
i*arried on more satisfactory and
■with economy. It was resolved
that the government bo urged to
■commence work at once, so as to
•secure the navigation of the riv-
«• as early as possible in the
spring. The.motion was carried
•unanimously.
WIPING      OUT      OF      ORIGINAL
NAMES.
On motion,of Dr. Watt, seconded by Geo. Gilpin, it was moved
that a resolution be forwarded
io Messrs. Van Home and
Shaughnessy of the C. P. R.
company, protesting against
f he changing and destruction of
the original names of localities
to tlie district.
MAIL.
There was considerable discussion on tho manner in which the
mail is now coming into Fort
Steele. It was moved by R. D.
Mather, seconded by A, W
Bleasdell, that the secretary be
instructed to correspond with
the member, Mr. Hewitt Bostock, and ask him to urge upon
tho postal department, that tlie
mail inatter coming into Fort
Steole be left at the Fort Steele
Junction instead of Cranbrook.
This would allow the mails to be
received at Fort Steele 24 hours
earlier than by the Cranbrook
route.
TELEGRAPH.
It was moved by Kershaw,seo-
•onded by Cann. that the secretary bo instructed to write to
Mc. Hosmer asking that the telegraph line be brought into Fort
Steele from the Junction.
EXPRESS.
It was also moved by Dr. Watt
seconded by Grace, that the secretary bo instructed to write to
I the Dominion Express Company,
to urge that the company establish an oxpross office at Fort
Steele,
VISIT OP MEMBERS.
Dr. Watt brought up tho question of inviting tho members of
, parliament at the coast to visit
Port Steele on tholr way to Ottawa, whicli caused considerable
discussion as to the object of
their visit, when after an explanation by Dr. Watt, it was moved
by Dr. Watt, seconded by T.' Ede
that the secretary be instructed
to write to Hon." G, R. Maxwell,
A. C. Morrisson and H. Bostock,
and Senator Templenian, inviting them to visit Fort Steele on
their way to Ottawa.
RAILWAY.
Mr. Gilpin brought forward
the necessity ot placing the
views of the members of the
Board before our representatives
in Ottawa, in regard to a free
and competitive railway policy
in South East Kootenay. After
the members had expressed their
views on the railway situation
in this district, and the urgent
necessity of strengthening the
hands of our member at Ottawa,
it was moved by Mr. Gilpin, seconded by Mr. Bleasdell: "That
it is the opinion of the Fort
Steele Board of Trade, that the
interests of this Province will be
best served by granting railway
charters to bona fide parties who
wish to connect with any rail
way system north or south of
the bounary line, and that a copy
of this resolution be forwarded
to the Hon, Minister of Railways
at Ottawa, and the Hon. Provin
cial Secretary^at Victoria.
ELK RIVER BRIDGE.
The Elk river bridge and its
present incomplete condition
was brought to the attention of the Board, and
after some discussion it was
moved by Mr. Bleasdell, seconded by Mr. Ede, that the secretary be instructed to inform the
Hon. C. A. Semlin, Minister of
Lands and Public Works, that
owing the unfinished state of the
bridge, that there was great danger of it going out during the
early freshets, and that an ap-
propration should at once be
made to complete and save the
present structure.
ROADS   TRAILS   AND    BRIDGES.
The condition of the roads
trails and brides was discussed,
and a committee appointed to ascertain the actual necessities
needed on the roads, trails and
bridges of this district.
LOCAL ENGINEER.
Several members urged the
appointment of a local engineer,
to lay out aud supervise the repairs and grading of the roads,
trails and bridges, owing to the
large amount of judical work,
which goes through the office of
the Gold Commissioner, and the
strain put upon that official in
giving proper attention to the
multiplicity of work attached to
his office. The secretary was
directed to write to the Hon. C.
A. Semlin, urging the appointment of a local engineer.
SUPREME COURT SITTINGS.
It was pointed out at the meeting that there were a number of
Supreme court and Criminal
court cases in the East Kootenay district awaiting trial, and
the necessity of having the Supreme court holden at Fort
Steele, twice a year.
After some further preliminary proceeding the meeting was
adjourned for two weeks.
ARE GOING AHEAD.
Ivestments, Certificates of Improvements and New Locations.
It is with great satisfaction
that we note the steady investments in mining properties in
the Fort Steele district during
the past season. Records of
transfers at the recorder's office,
show that 388 transfers have
been recorded during the summer. It is impossible to estimate
the large amount invested in the
district. During the month of
October investments to the a-
mount of over $100,000 were
made, The conservative mining
promoter and capitalist, whose
readiness to invest in the mines
of this district, is the most practical endorsement of the great
wealth of the mineral resources
of the Fort Steele mining dis
trict. i
CERTIFICATES      OF     IMPROVEMENTS.
The increase in the number
of certificates of improvements
during the past season show a
gain of 100 per cent. 576 certificates have been issued by the
recorder. This alone is a noteworthy indication of the general
improvement of the mineral development of the district.
NEW    LOCATIONS,
During the summer of 1897,
1700 quartz location were recorded in the Fort Steele. This was
a most remarkable showing for
a new district. During the past
year 652 new locations were
made, which, though only 88 per
cent of the amount of 1897, yet
it is a very flattering showing of
new mineral prospects. A large
number of these new locations
are situated in the main range
of the Rocky mountains, within
a few miles of Fort Steele.
Forg*et-Me-Not.
This property is situated at
the head of Victoria gulch, a
tributary of Wild Horse creek.
Development consists of a tunnel
57 feet in length, and an incline
tunnel of 20 feet. The vein i.s
about 5 feet in width, and dips
at an angle of 35 degrees. The
ore is quartz, carrying copper
and gold. Assay returns show
18 per cent copper, §1.86 in gold.
The walls are granite, and the
vein can be traced for a distance
of 1000 feet on the surface.
The Kootenay King* Group,
This group of claims consists
of Ltho Kootenay King, Wedge
and Watson. Development work
consists of two tunnels. No. 1
tunnel is in 52 feet, and No. 2
tunnel is in 100 feet. The ledge
is 14 feet in width. The ore is a
galena carrying some gold. Assay returns are as follows:—Silver-lead values $64, gold $8.
The Kootenay King has the honor of being to the first quartz
claim located in the district.
Sullivan Group.
E. C. Smith, manager of the
Sullivan group, was in town on
Monday. Mr. Smith says that
a large body of rich carbonates
was struck at a point south and
east of the main workings. A
shaft was sunk through the carbonates 12 feet, but it will have
to be timbered before it can be
sanlc any deeper.
A portion of the machinery or
dered from tlie east has reached
Cranbrook, and will be forwarded to the mine as soon as possible, _
North Star Hint.
Development work on the mine
is proceeding at a most gratifying rate. The new double compartment shaft is down close onto 10(1 feet; it is said that cross-
cutting will commence as soon
a depth of SOU feet is obtained.
The new hoisting machinery will
soon be in operation, Matters
at the mine ore progressing well.
The snow road to the Mission i.s
in fair condition for travel.
St. John's Church of England.
Divine service will ho held in
St. John's church at 7.80.
Strangers welcome,
Sunday school at 2:30 p. m,
All the children Invited,
Presbyterian Church.
Service will be held in the new
church at ,11 it, m„ tomorrow,
All welcome, Sabbath school
will meet at 3 p, in, as usual.
Skates! Skates 11 Skates!!!
Send in your orders to M, A,
Beale for the finest in the world,
Prices moderate, Star Manufacturing Co.   Skates. *
Grand Ball.
On Wednesday evening the
ladies of Fort Steele gave a
dance, the proceeds to be used
for the benefit of tbe public
school. It is needless to say
that a large number of ladies and
gentlemen were present. About 8
o'clock theFort Steele BrassBand
inarched to the Opera House,
and rendered selections of sweet
music, that was received with
great pleasure by the large
crowd that was collected to hear
the band.
A large number of visitors attended the dance, coming from
Wardner, Swansea, Moyio city
and Cranbrook.
The International Commission.
Washington, Nov. 19,—The
Anglo-American Commission
held no session today, but the
two sides held separate conferences for the purpose of arranging their date for the next joint
session on Tuesday. Reciprocity continues to be the main subject of discussion and it was understood that the lumber question
was receiving considerable attention. It is probable that the
free lists in the Tariff acts of
Canada and tlie United States
will be incorporated in any reciprocity agreement which may be
reported, and it is pointed out
by members of the Commission
tliat this will be important in
giving the free lists a permanent
form as part of a treaty, rather
than a changeable form as part
of the general statutes. Besides
the articles in the present free
lists, efforts are being made to
extend the lists as far as possible
on products in which the coun
tries do not come into competition.
IT WAS ONLY A BLUFF.
Twenty-Six    Election      Petitions
Sawed Off.
Ill the '-jack- pot" of election
petitions there were thirteen
that opened the pot, und an
equal number, thinking that
thirteen was an unlucky number,
staid, and tiled counter protests,
knowing full well that at the
finish, the result would bo asaw-
off, and a division of the seats.
It would seem that in the matter
of election petitions, there i.s just
as good opportunities for bluffing, as in the groat American
game of poker. The following is
a result of the political bluff,
call, and show down, by the interested parties'
Victoria.—By an arrangement
between the parties petitions
against the return of twenty-six
members of the provincial legislature were yesterday formally
dismissed by Mr. Justice Martin.
The petitions were against the
members-elect for tho following
constituencies: South Victoria,
Esquimalt, Pooley, Victoria
city, Alberni, Cowichan, Comox,
North Nanaimo, South Nanaimo,
Nanainocity, Westminster city,
Vancover, Dewdney, Chiliwack,
Delta, Richmond, Revelstoke,
Rosslaud, Nelson, West Yale,
East Yale, Cariboo, Nortli East
Kootenay, and South East
Kootenay. There remains only
three petitions, those against
Mr. Booth in North Victoria,
Mr. Prentice in East Lillooet,
and Mr. Dean in North Yale.
Argument on tho preliminary objections in the Lillooet case will
be heard this morning.
In each case Mr. Duff appeared on behalf of the Government,
and for the opposition Messrs.
Helmcken, Hunter, Cassiday,
Crease and Ltixton.
Mining Notes.
Copper Crown:—R. O. Jennings has been developing this
property, and it is reported tliat
the shaft is down 20 feet, and
lhat in drifting on the lead n
considerable body of gray copper was encountered.
Dardanelles: The Hanks Bro's.
will develop the property during the winter.
A number of claim owners in
the vicinity of Isadora's canyon,
are at work developing their
properties, Those claims arc
within 5 miles of Port Steele.
Magnillcienl:—K, .1. Walsh hns
let the contract to ,1. Hickman lo
run tt tunnel 100 feet in length
on lhu Magnificent, ll will tap
the ledge at it greater depth than
the No, I tunnel.
AU Relief Denied.
The Lieiiteiiant-Governor-in-
Council has rescinded the order
whereby free miners may obtain
relief from forfeiture due to the
lapse of a free minors'certifleato,
Tlie original order which was
approved Octobor, 29, 1897, provided that by making proper affidavits and remitting $5 to the
minister of mines, a free minor
whose cortiiicate had expired
could get a new license dating
I'i'iuu the expiration of the previous one. Hy this process
claims wore saved from forfeiture, unless iu the meantime
Ihey had been mslaked by some
otlier freo miner, Tho now or-
derini'oiincil which will go into
effeel on November 15, rescinds
the old registration, and does
away with the possibility of re
lief in case one's certificate ox
pires.
Mining Law Amendments.
It has been stated that some
important amendments to tlie
Mineral Act are likely to be
considered at the forthcoming
session of the legislature. One
of those proposed changes, it is
asserted, will provide that all
mineral claims, the locators of
which fail to comply with the
regulations in regard to assessment work, or otherwise will revert back to the government.and
after they have been advertised
for a certain length of time, will
be sold at public auction.
It does not seem thatf such a
law would be a benefit to the
mining community. All mineral
claims on which the locators,fail
to do what the law requires revert back to the crown. This is
as it should be. But there
should be no sale of the property
to the highest bidder, because
sucli a course would invariably
operate only in favor of those
possessed of considerable money.
It is to be feared if such a law
were placed on the statute books
that companies and strong syndicates would be given a distinct
and unjust advantage over the
equally, if not more, enterprising, though poorer individual
Such a law would have the effect,
too, of checking Individual effort
which i.s such a valuable factor
In the development of n milling
counlry.
This law is contemplated, per
haps, because prospectors here
and there induce frionds to relocate a claim upon which they
are unable lo do Ilic
assessment work. Perhaps a
claim or two may represent a
year or more ol' search, and
while it is a legal wrong lo relocate a prospect under such circumstances Hie prospector i.-„
more oflen the loser by reason
of the transparent fraud he has
committed, because next year he
may do lhe assessment work and
merely have his labor for his
pains, us it is. not one in every
two hundred prospects that is
ever of any real value. Out of
work that is put on prospects
two hundred men who do the assessment lind that their energies
have boen misdirected, and one,
perhaps finds that he has a valuable property. Surely in a
business that is so unproductive
the government should make
some allowance and not circumscribe the efforts of the propec-
tors to such an extent that he
will become discouraged and
turn to some other occupation,
The prospector i.s very necessary
to British Columbia, He should
be encouraged hy a liberal and
simple mining code, but it cannot be consistently said that the
proposed amendment would operate to that end. By all means
afford the man of small means a
liberal opportunity to secure for
himself a small portion of the
public domain. The capitalist
can take care of himself.— Ross-
and Miner.
DAWSON   IN   ASHES.
Forty Buildings Burned With a Loss
of Half a Million.
Skagway.Alaska, Nov. 14.-Returning Klondikors today bring
news that the city of Dawson
lias been visited witli a $500,000
fire in which forty buildings
were burned.
The blaze was started as tho
result of a row between two
women of the town, in which one
of them, Belle Mitchell, threw a
lighted lamp at another woman.
The lamp broke, the oil spread
and in a few seconds the building
was on fire.
The  tiro of a year ago was
nused by this same woman, who
threw  a lamp at a man with
whom she had a quarrel.
If it had not been thai 2000
men turned out and worked liked
Trojans with wet blankets, buckets of water and axes, and aided
in the operation of the tire apparatus, the whole town would
have gone up in smoke. The
losses are difficult lo estimate,
There is no insurance at Dawson and the loss falls entirely
upon the individuals. The
mounted police are investigating
the origin of the tire. It was first
thought the fire was the result
of an incendiary, but this suspicion has been entirely dissipated before the passengers left
the city.
The passengers now in Skag-
way left Dawson ou the Ora, and
at White Horse transferred to
the strainer Olive May and came
to Bennett. From White pass
they came Jo this city on tin.
railroad which is operating two
trains daily between thi* city
and the pass. Little ice was
found in the upper river, which
is remarkable at this time of the
year. The Ora is the last steamer of the season. All lhe rest
are now tied up until the river
opens iu the spring.
ll i.s said thai tliere is not
enough lumber and window glass
in Dawson to rebuild the burned
district and thill the people are
in distress and will have to live
in tents for lhe rest of the winter.
To Prepare Ak«Iii for War.
London. The rumors circulated here yesterday llml (he
American Hoot was on the point
of starting for Europo caused
great oxoltoinoiil In commercial
circles,
The Daily Telegraph says this
morning:
"The .Spanish Trans-Atlantic
Heel has been ordered to be prepared for lhe renewal of hostilities and the forts in the Canaries are being rapidly inaiiuud."
J THK PROSPECTOR, FORT STEELE, B. C,
">YEMBE*! 20, WH.
Kwww^mamrma wemasm
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby itlvou that iiiii'llriiilmi will
be lllllile to the LctflslllttVC Assembly "i the
Province ol Ilritish C'nluiulilu. lit its otst session, for it private Dili to Incorporate n Cora-
-pany to build, ctiulp. maintain uiul oporalo a
Jiae or lines of railway from a point near Port
Steele, tlienei* to a point near when* the Kooteniiy River crosses tho International Douailary
Line: with power to equip, construct anil maintain branch Hues, to build, own or maintain
wharves antl docks in connection therewith,
anil with power to build, own. equip and nialu-
wln steam and other vessels and boats und operate the same on uny navigable waters within
the Province, and with power to build, equip,
operate and maintain telegraph and telephone
lines in connection with the said railway and
branches, and to generate electricity for the
supply of light, heal or power, anil wilh powor
to expropriate land for the purposes of tho
Company, and to acquire lauds, bonuses, privileges and other aids from aay Uovernraont,
municipal corporation or other person or
bodies, and to levy and eollecl tolls from ull
parties usin,.* the said railway or branches;
and with power lo make traffic arrangements
with any ruilwuy. steamboat or other company.
and forall other rights, powers and privileges
that may be incidental thereto.
Dated at Vancouver, this •.'oth day of September, IN*.
"A. St. 0. HAMKKSI.EY."
tvv-IU Solicitor f"r Applicants.
New York and East Kootenay
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NOTlCii.
Hi*. Thomas lid" has 1 n appointed our
uient lo collect Tub I'iiospkctoii'saccounts
mil his reci hit will he ll sufficient illsehnrge.
POR SALE.
An Amalgamator for working free
milling quartz. Saves over 90 per cent
or gold. Weight wiili power 28.000 lbs.
.Made in secjious for Hacking lo mountain claims, i'an be seen near tho St
Eugene Mission,
For Particulars uppl}' I"
,1. A.HARVEY, I'ort Steele, li.C.
NOTICE.
riiiim situate iu the Porl
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Certificate of Improvements.
NOTICE,
Blucher Mineral Claim, situate in llu*
Sleek* Mining Division ol liusl  Kuolomiy
uii'l.
Win-re located: Ni ar Murk ereek und s
Quaatrell Mlnlri,
Sli'i'li* Mining IMvis
trii't.
Where located:- On [Iucltloborry lllll. 'lu
miles wesl of Port Steele.
Take until*!' thut I, K. 0. .lennillgs, ugeiu
fur Eretli'rli'k John Smith of Glasgow, Sniillnnil
Kree Minors Certifleato No, 1111,18 A. Inleiul
slxly days from the ilalo hereof to apply lo lhe
Mining Keeorder.font Cortiiicate ul Improve-
monts, for llu* purpose of obtaining u Crown
Cram of tho ahovu olititn,
And further lulto notieo lhat action, under
seel iuu nf. must In* commenced boforo the Issu
iini'e of sueh Cerlitlealc of llupniveinellls.
H.O.,IEN.NINIIS,
Duted lliisiMth day of Angus!, isiis
NOTICE.
Stonewall Jackson Minora! Claim
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Minor of Port Steele, llrilish Columbia, bus
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Clroup Mining Company," in place of William
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lli'illg III llll'
null li'v
I.llielli'i
ulu-. lu
eusl llll
,t li"ginnlng.
ll'lll ,!
north west
nu i'liiiii).i
iriiel* of Lul
soulli easl
IllllllS  Illllll'
llt'iS. Ihelii'i'
Contain-
PORT   STEELE   MINING
ASSOCIATION.
Thomas Mi-vittie.
O. S. Prlnull,
N. A. Wallinger.
13, o, suiiih.
Wlllium Huillie
SucretTirj-*
Ci
«*|il. mill. 1808,
tt'ALI.INHEII.
IIU-1,*
,. ihe ivhovuclaim
i furlhrr till;,' not!
is. Illllsl lie euuuii
such Cortllleato o
'Hui
i-liou   iculi*
. JEN.NINHS.
UM.  ISI'S
llllt
iv .iv, i.'vi '.in;.
41-IU
PHEDEKICU 1
NOTICE.
Hi'li
her
Mineral i luiin s
Steele
tin
ni.* Hlvisionol Eu
Wh
IT
oeati a.   Near M
iv'iiiiniv
tin
Sliylui'l,   M'.uol
North,
'tu!
a
itiee that 1   tr,'
NOTICE.
It l-'l'ili'liou Mineral Claim siuiule lu
Steele Mining Division uf Eust Kool-
NOTICE.
Nollco Is lu roby given Hun slxiy ilnys after
dim, I intend lo apply io tilt' Commissioner of
Lunds nud Worlis [or permission lo purchase
nn islund iu ilu* Kootenay rlvorln the Southern
i liivlsion of ihe dislrict of Eusl ICooloiuiy op-
- poslte I.m :«i.*,u uii.nii i. Containing um ucres
': mure ul* less.
(Sigurd)   J. ,1. QUINLIVAN
DalnlSlh Seplenilii'l*. ISIIS, l(l_|s
Pi
■ i lvo Bastings (H.C
'. Xurliui'v
.1 Explui-
*s Cirllli-
s from tin
Kiiord.t
rli'l; ,l„
• Mluei
-• r
ultli
nl llcl
;  lllllscilV. Si*„!-
,■ Nu. ii*,i;,s.\. in-
hereof, to apply
erlillcatc uf !m-
uf obtaining ti
DRESS MAKIN&
Al.l.     Till*;     LATEST     FASHIONS
Next week I shall remove my
dross malting establishment to
Biverside Avenue, next door to
Koss & Herchniei'.
MISS DURICK.
MRS. UIMMICK'S
LODGING   HOUSE
Antl homo for lho sick, or for
ladios-during confinement.
Huyli Will, M. /'.. Mnlii'id Attendant
Por terms address
Mrs. Dimmiok, Fort Steele.
GEORGE GEARY.
lor u Certificate at
linproveiu
ins. (or the pur-
pose Of otilaiutng l
Cromi tl n
m ot lho nbovt
cluim.
AniliurthiT ia
Eeaoticoth
luaction, imd«
section S?, musi U
ci muii ,a*
1 belort thi issu
unceuf such Cc Hii
CillfvUllI
rovements.
Daunl this nix
pe»Ui ihty t.
f August 1898.
4l-4l»         FREDERICK P
NORBURY.
NOTICE.
OIil Ualily Miucral Claim.situate in ihe Fort
Steele Mining Division of Kast liootenay SU*-
triet.
Where located: SUwtUUlou Stark Greek
Eu-st Kootenuy ;iud lying twtweeu 'the Mucher
und Stonewull Jackson Mineral Claims.
Take notice that I, Frederick P. Norbury
acting us ugent fur the Bastings [B.Q. i Exploration SyiKlicnte'Limitt'd. Free Miner's (Vniii-
te No. j:fJ'itrr a. intend, sixty days from thu
dale hereof, to apply to tho Mining Recorder
for a Certificate of Improvements, tor the t^r-
pose of obtaining ft Crown Grant "f the above
claim.
And further take notice thai action, under
section ;tr. must be coram* itced before the i>su-
anoe of such Certitt) ate ef luiprovemems.
Dated tliis sixti ftiuli daj ef August, 1898,
11-49 FREUERICK P. NORBURY.
tend sixtN days trom ihe date
io iiu- Mining Recorder for a i
urovt'uii'iits. foi- the purpose
v rown Grant of the above claim.
Am! further tuke notiee that action, under
section 'SI, must lie commenced hefore the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
R.O. JKNNINUS.
Dated this S-lth dny of August, I8HB
NOTICE.
Utopiu No, S Mineral Claim situate In the
Fort Steele Mining Division ol' Must Ivooleimy
District.
Where located: -On Huckleberry Hill, 20
miles west of Fort Steele
Take notice that 1. R. O. Jennings, agent
for Frederick John Smith of Glasgow Scotland
Free Miner's Certificate No. HtlftS a. intend
sixty days from the date hereof, to npply to the
Mining Recorder for n Certificate o\ Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining nCroivn
Cirant of the above claim.
And further tako notice Unit action, under
section V. must he commenced before the issuance of sueh Certillcate of Improvements.
R. O. JENNINGS.
Dated this'-Mth day of August, 18IIS.
NOTICE.
Nottee Is herehy given tlm*. sixty days tiftor
dnte I .Mend to apply to tho Chief Cominlssion-
ci' ot hands and Works al Victoria, It. C. for
permission to pureliuse Uu; following described
I parcel of land. Commencing ut the north west
jeornerofl.ni i;tr.s.ti. I. thenee west Hi) ehuins
j more or less to lhe nortli eust eorner ot hot
[2:171, ti. i. llienco south 40 chnlns to tho south
| east eorner of Lot 21171, G. I. tlienee east HO
j chains more or less to soutli west corner of Lol
thence north 40 chains to post of begiu-
NOTICE.
IN T1IM COUNTY COURT OF KOOTKNAY
HOLDEN AT FORT STKKLK.
Notieo is hereby given that on the 211111 iluy
of September, inn. It wus ordered by Mr. Jus-
i ll<-<- Forin, Couuly Court. Judge, Umt .Iiiiuck F.
I Arii-sti'nng    OlIU'lul   Administrator of   tlio
Con Uly Of Kootenay, be Administrator oral)
j mul singular the goods, ehullels and credit of
Linllil llaitlettor Spokane lu lhe state of Wash-
■ Ir.gtoli, deceased, inteslnte.
i Fiery person Indebted to tlio mild deceased.
I in rofiulrod to make payment forthwith to tho
undersigned.
livery person having In possession effects
belonging to ihe deceased Is mjulr. d forthwith
to notify the undersigned,
livery creditor or olher person having any
eluim upon or Interest In the distribution of the
personal estale of thesald deceased, is required
wllhln thirty tlays of this dale, to send by registered letter addressed to ihn undersigned, his
name and address, and thu full particulars of
Ihls claim or interesl. and a statement of his
aneount, and the nature of the security (if any
held by him.) Afler the expiration of the said
thirty days, the Administrator will proceed
with the distribution of the estate, having regard to those claims only of which he shall
have hud notice.
Dated-it Fort Steele this 7lh day of October, IfliW,
J. I*'. ARMSTRONG.
•12- Official Administrator.
The regular meetings of the assoeiatlwn
wlll be held on the 1st, and llnl Saturday lit-
every month.
All iKissllile Information will he turnish-
eil by tlie Association, upon lipplifiatioa ttt
William Huillie, Sec. Fort Steelo, H.-fr
Professional.
IJlfiS.
ning.   Conlaii.ing iu all 120 acres more ur less.
Located July Itilli. 1808,
Iiy A. F. HOWARD
Per R. O. JFNN1NGS Agent.
Land Purchase.
NOTICE.
Empire Mineral Claim situate in the Fort
Steele Mining Division ot South Kast Kootenay District.
Where located: On Sand Creek Mountain
ii bout three miles nortli east (rom B. C. Southern Hailway crossing.
Take notice that I. Thomas T. McVittie
agent for M. S. Mnedonell, F. M, C. No. 1005*2 A
Donald Howard. F. M. C. No. 86065. F. Godsall
F, M. O. No. 8PS48 A. M. S. Morriss. F. M. C.
No. 15710 a. intend, sixty days from the dale
hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder lor a
Certificate of improvements, for the purpose
of obluining u Crown Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice thai action, under
section :I7, must be commenced before thc issuance of such Certillcate of tmpro/ements.
Dated this mil day of October, 180?,
.11-40 THOMAS T. MeVITTlK.
Livery, Feed & Sale Stable.
Fort Stoele B.C.
SADDLE & VM'K HORSES.
'ii;a.ming op all kinds a'specialty
Kautlan House
MOYIE CITY, EAST KOOTENAY. B.C.
The above Hotol has beeu recently erectfid, and neatly furnished throughout.
Cosy and Comfortable Rooms
The  Liui' supplied   with   tho   BEST
brands of Liquors nnd Cigal'8.
HEADQUARTERS   FOR MINING MEN.
NOTIOE.
LAST CHANCIi. FIRST EXTENSION
LAST CHANCE. RICHMOND HILL,
HEAVER Illul POSTER .MINERAL CLAIMS.
Situate iu the Fort Steele Mlulnjr Division
of South Enst Kootenuy District.
Where located: On Lost Creek nbout ten
miles eust from Fort Steele.
Tulte notice tluit I. Thomns T. McVittie
uiienl tor Ocoree E. Foster. F. M. C. No. 1SUIS
A. C. M. Kccu, F. M. C. No. I(«l7li A. intenil.
sixly (lays from the dute hereof, to npply to the
Minim: Recorder for u Certillcute of Improvements, tor the purpose of obtain ini,'ll Crown
(jrunt of the above claims.
Ami further take notice thnt action, under
seclion 37. must be commenced before the issuance of such Certillcate of Improvements.
Dated this Ilth day of October. 181*.
(3-31 THOMAS T. McVITTIE.
HH Till' (tit
EXCHANGE *?.: SAFE DEPOSIT CO.
TruiiHiii'ts a (fonoral linllactlng um
uhango liiisini'SH,
1 ,:x-
DRAFTS, CHECKS, TIME CHECKS AND
ACCOUNTS CASHED.
Di'iiHh Isnuotl uityubli
trim Unilod Htntoa.
in I'uiiiidii und
NOTICE.
Comnado Mineral Claim, situate in tbe Fort
Steele Mininn Division of Soulli East Kootonny District.
Where located:—On the west bank of the
East Fork of Wild Horse Creek, about in milei!
north of Fort Steele.
Take notice lhat we. Alex. Poison, F. M. (.'.
No. IMiB A. ,1. D. Elmendorf. F. M. 0„ No.
;W(IS. Nell McLeod Cumin, F. M. C, No.
15-HUA.. JohnO. McMillan. F. M. (.'..No. IHB A.
,:,„ni,* I.. Duvln. F. M. C.No.21118a. C. I'
White. F. M. C. No. HllMIl A. and Neil Coonoy.
F. M. C-. NTo-11,18 A. Intend, sixty days from
the dale hereof, to apply lo lhe Minlnit Recorder for a (Vrtihcate „f Improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of tlio
above claim.
Ami further lake notice that action under
•,,-ell„ii :)7 must be commenced before tlie issuance ,<! Mich t'(-ltilicau* of Improvements.
Dated this Jstli day of September, 18118.
ALEX. I'OI.SON.
ii-ni Audit for above owners.
NOTICE.
M days from date I intend to apply to the
Commissioner of Lunds and Works. Victoria
for permission to pureliuse the followiue; vacant
lands, situated on Wild Horse creek: Commencing at an initial post planted at the smith
west corner of Lot -JWlii: thence following the
south boundary of Lot 28(H* -10 chains east:
thence l.i chains nortli following the easl.boundary of Lot ■JKnil: thence '.11 chains cast: theneo
tll chains south lo lien Pugll'8 pre-einplloir.
thence 20elmins west to tile llleusdell purchase:
thenee 111 chains norlli to tlie northeast cornor
of HleasileH's purchase: thence -ill chains west |
along north boundary of Hleasdoll's purchase!
Thence l.i clinins norlh lo point of comiuence-
ment. being in all ICO iieres more or loss.
A. W. McVITTIE
Dated this Sepl. 4th, 18H8 .Ml
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given thut sixty days after
date I intend to npply to the Phiof Commissioner of Lunds and Works at Victoria. H. c. for
permission to purchase the following described
piece of land. Commencing nt a post placed
near tho North Star wugon rond on south side
of Mark creek, thonee north w chains, thene.'
enst -ID chains, thence south 40 chains, thence
west 40 chains to post of beginning. Thc above
parcel ot land Is known on thg Government
Records asvl.ot 2371,0. I, East Kootenay District, R 0.
Located July mth. 1808.
By A. F.HOWARD
PerH. O. JENNINGS Agent,
NOTICE.
I. lhe umlorslgned, hereby give notice that
sixty days after date. I Intend to upply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works nt
Vlotorla for permission to purchase itm acres of
land described as follows: Commencing nt a
posl planted south east side of Uouldcr creek,
a tributary of Wild Horse creek, thence cast
40 chains, thence norlli 40 ehuins, tlience west
4li chains, tlience soulh 40 chains to point of
commencement.
K. ,1. HIGH1IY.
Dated this 2nd of September. 1808.    3f-4f,
NOTICE.
IN THE COUNTY COURT OF  KOOTENAY
HOLDEN AT FORT STEELE.
Nollco I.s liereliy given that on the Mth day
of September 1808, it was ordered by Mr. Justice Forin, County Court Judge, that James F.
Armstrong, Oflleinl Administrator of thoCounty
nf Kootenuy bo Administrator of all and singular the goods, chattels and credit of William A.
Hall of Great Falls In the Stute of Montana,
miner, deceased, intestate.
Every person Indebted to the said doceasod
Is reiiulred to mnlto payment forthwith to tho
undersigned.
Every person having in possession effects
belonging to the deceased is reiiulred forthwith
to notify the undersigned
Every creditor or other person having uny
claim upon or interest in tho distribution of the
personal estate of tho said deceased, is rcuuired
within thirty days of this date, to send by registered loiter addressed to the undersigned, his
name and address, and the full particulars or
his claim or interest, nnd a sta.emont ot his account, and the nulure of thc security (if any
held by him.) After the expiration of the said
thirty days, the Administrator will proceed
with lhe distribution of the cstiite. haying regard lo those claims only of which iio shall
have had notice.
Dnted at Fort Steele this 7th dny of October. 18118.
,1. F. ARMSTRONG.
I'-'- Ollieial Administrator.
Liquor License.
BOWLING ALLEY
Biverside Avenue, Foi't Stoele, 13. C.
LEE   &   WOLF,  PROPRIETORS
Cigars and Tobaooo
Ellisons' Phonograph
Foi- private piirtya und home -arouse-
nient, the Phonograph is just the thing.
Why not givo It it trial'*' Tonus reasonable, leave orders at the Bowling Alley
IF YOU WANT A GOOD MEAL
Go to the
MONTE CARLO RESTAURANT
On Riverside Avenue
William Robinson, Proprietor
MEALS   AT'   Al.l,   HOURS.
WOOD   YARD
Corner of Gulliruit.li Avenue nnd (,es-
Ho Street.
L. COHN
TAILOR
ANU IMPORTER OF
FINE WOOLLENS
Rooky Mountain Avonuo
Port Steele, b. G.
GRASSICK  & DEMPSEY.
CONTRACTORS
AND
BUILDERS.
Fori Sleolo IU'
Ectit't Orders with the
Man.
Water Delivery
GRANT  BELANGER,  Proprietor,
C. E. ADAMS
PIONEER BARBER SHOP
Everything Strictly First Class.
Nexl, door In ihe. Prospeelor,
FORT STEELE and CRANBROOK
DAILY STAGE AND MAIL
Nlajro will leavo Port Steelo
every day nt il p, in.
Stage  will  leave Cranbrook
ovoi'y morning ut ll o'clock.
FAItH HOUND TRIP
MINIII.H FAKE
$1,50
si.od
NOTICE,
Notlco Is hori'liy itlvirn thut I sliull upply io
tlu.1 Gold Commissioner for u renown! of my
lleenao to relull liquor on tlio promises known
lis tlio Central Hotol. Fort Stoolo.
HEXUY W. DUEW.
Dated ut Fort Steele this Kith duy of September, 18118. 38..JO
NOTICE.
I hereby give notieo thnt thirty duys after
duto I shnll upply to tho Gold Commissioner lit
Fort Sleolo lor u license to soil liquor by rotnll
on tho promises to bo known as tho Gold
Ninrget Hotol nl Cranston City. II. C.
FRANK McCAUE.
Dnted Soptombor 1Mb, IHHH. 38-18
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given that thirty iluys
aftor duto I wlll apply to tbo Gold Commissioner at Fort Steele for a license to sell liquor by
retail on tlio promises known ns the "Koyul
Hotol" In the town of Fornlo. in tlio Southern
Division of EHst Kootonuy.
F. H. SMITH.
Fernio, ll, (!.. October aith. 18118.
HOTICE.
Tako notieo. Hint :it> days aftor dute 1 shall
apply to tho Gold Commissioner ror u license to
soil liquor in rotnll on tho promises to bo
known us lhe Criinslon Hotel, ut I'runslon.
H.C.
I'OIIT Stkbi.k Iii-ivei.oomuntSvsmh-atk um
ISS I.uiidonhiill sn i, London, Biujlntid.'.
N. A, WALLINGEn,       FORT STEELE,,
POST OFFICE I)6x 8.
THOMAS   McVITTIE.
P.L.S. c£ C.E.
Fort Steele B.C.
'/• L. CUMMINS.
P.L.S. ,r* c.e;.
Fort Steele B.C.
\Y. H. Koss,
II. »', IIEHOHMIEK'
ROSS & HERCHMER.
Barristers     -     -     Solicitors-
NOTARIES PUBLIC
CONVEYANCERS. . .
Fort Steele, R.   C
Shaving if: Hair Dressing Parlor
Opposite the Internutionnl Hotel
FORT  STEELE, B. C.
Ladies and Children hair cutting
and champooing.   All kinds
of hair work a specialty
A.J. GREZ, -  -  Proprietor.
T.   EDE
LANDS and MINES
NOTARY PUBLIC
CONVEYANCER*'
Fort Steele,    - b. C..
Geo. s. McCurter. ,,. A. nomj.
HARVEY & MoOARTER
Barristers, Solicitors,  Notaries Pubkc .
Conveyancers etc.
FORT STEELH. B. O.
REVELSTOKE STATION Had GOLDEN
COLLECTIONS     PROMPTLY    MADE.
CHAS,
B. P. COOK.
Livery, Feed and  Sale Stable.
Fort Steele, B. C.
TEAMING OF ALL KINDS SOLICITED.
Rilley Hotel
Bull Head Prairie,
JAM MS STONl-:.
DiUCfl Ootobor lOlh, 18HB,
■l-Mil
NOTICE.
THK    THAMWAY   tJOMl'ANY     INL'OHPOHATLON
ACT, 1895.
Notlito \s hereby ylveti thul upiiliciillou will
be mude ul lhe next soKston of the Legislative
Assembly for the Provinoe of Hrltlsh Columbia
for an Aot, umlinrl/tiit.' the Ineorporailon nf u
Company to conhtruet- and oporute u line of
ruilvviiy. ceiiimenrlnx nt some polnl on the
British CoUtmbiu .Soutliurn Railway, (Itiiown
us llie Crow's Nosil'usH Hnihvuy between Klk
itherantl the lown of Wurd ner, thoneo northerly. I nil ween the imse of the Hoolcy Mountains
and the Kootenuy Ttivor. lo Canal Mint, theneo
aloim tho wesl side of the Columbia hukes to
Toby eroolt, Iheaoe westerly ulonu; Toby and
C)ri'/.'/ly Creeltsto thofooi nf Upper Kootonay
[mice, ihenee iilonr the Umlomi Hlvor and
Trent hiilte to the Upper Arrow Lakes, oon
ncolliiH at some point between itovelstolte unit
Arrow Ltilie with the Hovolfilolto und Arrow
l.ulte Hiuimil Kailway, uml in uddlUon tlioreio
In ronstniel anil opet-ute 0, Hruuoh Hullwiiy,
run III UK fnun some point heLwoan Wild llor.se
and Lewis Creoles to the North Star Mine, with
power to operate the snld Itullwnys either by
means of Hleuin or Mlootrloal powor, iiIho with
power Ineoiistrnetuiid operulea tele-jruph or
telephone line In oniiiioetlou with sueh Hullwiiy
ami with ull other iihiiuI powers, rl^hls and
pri vl llMM
I UU cil at Port Sleek, Aujnisl 17th IHHH,
HAKVKV & MoCAHTMU,
Solii'itorH Tor Applicants.    115-
NOTICE.
We nri' prepared to will tor lmrs*s three
miles bolow Kllio, ul Sheep Mountain. Clood
wilier inul pasture, IKK) acres under fence,
Terms reiisouuble.
WALDO & INiUIAM.
B. C
Accommodation for Travellers
Tho bar supplied  with  a  fine
stock of Wines, Liquors and
Cigars
Thomas  W. Rilley
PROPRIETOR.
D. L. BETTCHEN
# The Jeweller
ESTMERE,
Civil Engineer
and Draughtsman,
"Mining* Maps of Port ateele DisU-ieir*
for sale.
OFFICE WITH  M. A. BEALE.
E. J. WALSH, C. E.
M. CAN. SOC. C. E.
Formerly on ongtneorlug sunt* of Department Uiillwuys una Cnnnls, Cumuin, nnil bitt-
Dlreciorof the Public Works Department ol *
the Leetvurd Islands.
Surveys, Plans, Estimates anb >
REPORTS for Storage Hesorvoirs, Filter Beds, Water Works, Sanitation*.
Sewerage and Land Drainage, Irrigation, Public Roads and Bridges, Railways, Tramways &c.
Ottawa, Ontario and
Port Steele, B, CL
Telegraphic address:—
WALSH, OTTAWA..
PORT STEELE
Assay     Office
(Estiibllslietl isicii
WALLINGER   &   NELSON,   AMALGAMATORS.
Samples may be left at Assay olliee oti'
with hi. A. 131ton & Co.
WATCHES REPAIRED uml SATISFACTION
GUARANTEED.
Foht Steele,
B. C.
JONES 6e BARR
Port Steele, B.C.
General Blacksmith,
Mining
HORSE SHOEING,
AND JOBBING.
Work   ;i  Specialty,
,1.
Lamont
Contractor ami Builder
Fori Steele, B. (J.
J. GKICE, D. D.S.
Graduate Philadelphia Denial College* .
DENTIST
Riverside  Avenue*
PORT STEELE, B, C.
Moyie Hotel
Moyie Gity, B. C.
First elitss accommodation fm- travel/1
Hug public.    A well stocked bar.
I loud stabling,
O.CAMPBELL, PROPRIETOR,
Teams leuve Port Steele Tues-
days Fridays and Saturdays at;
7 a.m. for Elliott's Landing, con--
neeliiig with  boats  for Movie*
City.
Moats can be had any dayni, Klllott's. .
■M THE PROSPECTOR, FORI STEELE, I*. <*.., NOVEMBER 26, JNin
WjWi^Si^
**
I
IT   PAYS   TO   TRADE
AT
m
w
GILPIN'S   STORES
At  Fort
Steele  and
Prices the Same at Either Plaie
Cranbrook
MOST COMPLETE STOCK IN EAST KOOTENAY EMBRfl
Shelf and Heavy Hardware
Machinery, Mill Supplies
Paints, Wallpaper, Glass
and Furniture
SING FULL LINES OP
Groceries, Clothing
Dry Goods, Hats
Footgear, Ladies and
Gents Furnishings
Prices all right.     No one undersells us
Estimates made on large Quantities of Mini
,   H
GILPIN
€to tyxospstlox
.••5ATUKDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 180b.
Ottawa Letter.
From Our Own Conmnotulciit,
Ottawa, Nov. 21.—If figures
imeaii anything, tho returns from
the Department of the Interor of
the homestead entries granted
during the twelve months ending
September 30th, are most significantly eloquant of the manner
in which the West has been developing under the present ad*
■ministration. From October 1st,
1895 to September 80th, 1896,
1845 homestead entries wore
granted during the following
.your the number was 2213 and
from October 1st, 1897 to September 30th, 1898, it increased
nearly one hundred per cent.,
tho figures being 4337. Nearly
every homestead means a family
and the average family is computed at live persons, so it is
reasonable to estimate that over
21,000 persons have, during the
■£iast twelve months, settled upon
their own homesteads in tbe
North West.
THU RAILWAY'S LANDS TOO.
If the returns of tho free
Hwmestead entries are satis-
'factory the statement of tho C.
it*. R. land sales for tho lirst
mine >months of the year are
•equally significant. In 189(3
ithere were 48,234 acres of railway, lands sold in the lirst nine
:«.onths for a total of #108,406,
for the same period in 1897 thero
were 114,496 acres sold for the
•total of #888,281, while this year
there has been sold up to the
aoth, September 288,895 acres
for a .total of #930,974 so that tho
sales for this year are considerable more than doublo thoso In
tlie same period in 1897.
Taking tho free homestead
-entries und the lund sales together it will therefore bo seen
tliat more than twice us much
land has been taken up this year
Tor settlement In tho North West
than in 1897 and thut 1897 was
far ahead of ils predecessors;
.and ull this occurred undor a
Minister who has beon moro systematically   abused  than any
other Minister in Canada in a
long period, and under a policy
which has boen just, as persistently misrepresented.
THE IMPROVED REGULATIONS^
This wonderful satisfactory
showing is no doubt due largely
to the changes in the regulations
affecting settlement in the North
West which have been made by
the Department of the Interior
within the last two years. There
have been numerous important
changes made, of a nature which
can only be appreciated after
practical experience of their
working, but it may be safely
asserted that the system under
which the county has been settled today is more advantageous
to tho settler and of greater permanent value to the country
than it could possibly have been
made under the regulations previously in force.
Ono change affected is in connection with persons who have
obtained a second entry for
lands. It is not now necessary
for such persons to put in the
ordinary residence of three years
or of six months in each of tho
three years, residence on the
first homestead being deemed
sufficient. So also regarding
the homestead by sons of
parents who are also
farmers, the residence of the
son with the father or mother as
the case may be, whether they
are living on the homestead or
not, so long as they are farmers,
is now considered sufficient residence to qualify the son. Another very desirable change
which has in muny cases removed a previous injustice is that
which permits tho residence required by law to bo counted from
the time it actually commoncod,
oven though the homestead entry
had not boon made; thus obsorv
Ing the intention of the Act
whero the latter bus boon tech-
nicully broken through misunderstanding or otherwise,
RESTRICTIONS REMOVED,
The Department has also within tho lust your cancelled u very
lurge ucerago of lands in Manitoba which were the subject of
time sales extending back us fur
as 1879 in order that these lands
may be available for entry, the
object being to have them settled upon rather than to allow
them to lie waste any longer.
Homestead entries thereon may
be secured free upon application
by any who have not obtained a
homestead entry already, or they
can be purchased at low figure
subject to homestead conditions.
So too the lands hitherto reserved for general entry in the
Mennonite reserve are now open
to entry to any person, subject
to the conditions in force regarding their settlement by the Men-
nonites. Provision has also been
made for Ihe issuing of patents
even for land upon which there
may be some Government claim,
the patent being issued subject
to any change the Department
may make. This however does
not apply to ordinary fees where
such nre provided for in connection with the inspection of
lands,
Many other amendments have
boen made, all of which tend to
assist the settler in every possible way without doing away with
the required residence in order
to entitle any man to free homestead.
WORDS WORTH WEIGHING.
At the farewell dinner to Lord
Aberdeen in Toronto on Saturday night, a gathering which
will become historic, his Excellency gave expression to views
upon more than one subject that
will find responsive echoes in tho
hearts of most thoughtful
citizens, having alluded to "tho
manifest evidences of abounding
prosperity on every side," he
called attention to the fact that
thore woro cortain classes of
public servants who wore altogether loo inadequately paid,
and tho juxtaposition of tho two
references was more than a suggestion that In times of prosperity the counlry should not bo
unmindful of faithful services
rendered.
Tho two classes lhat lho Governor especially referred to woro
the Ministers of tlio Crown, and
mombers of the judiciary, With
the wide experience and trained
observation    of    an   Imperial
statesman he observed, speaking
of tlie former,—"I believe that a
proper sense of public spirit, n
proper sense of economy in the
best sense, would prompt a larger
provision iu the way of stipend
lor tho governors of the
country''; and with reference to
the latter class he remarked "as
communities get larger, as the
circumstances of life become
more complicated und varied, so
the social expenses, and so forth
increase, and necessarily there
will be further and further demands upon persons occupying
those high and responsible positions, and I think we will feel
that we ought to hedge about
the occupants of the bench with
as much dignity as possible, and
protect them from what might
be called a want of recognition
on the part of the public, of their
position."
A CHANCE FOR THE OPPOSITION
There may not be much differ-
once of opinion as to the desirability of increasing the salaries
of the judges, for the Chief Justice himself receives but #8,000,
and not a few prominent lawyers
greatly exceed that in their
private practice. But the sume
ununimity will not prevuil,
though tliere is equal reason for
it in the case of pecuniary compensation for Ministers of the
Crown. Those who are out of
office are not likely to move for
an increase and any attempt on
the part of those in office, will of
course be instantly decried. As,
however, the Opposition profess
to be so satisfied of their return
to power on the first chance that
is givon them of testing the
country, it would be a great
stroko of business for them to
tako the initiative in increasing
tho ministerial salaries, ostensibly for the sake of thoir opponents now in office, but really
for their own enjoyment upon
their aforesaid early return to
power, Thut the present salary
is not commensurate wllh lhe
service rendered is readily admitted by uny one who has hud
tho slightest opportunity of
judging of the work accomplished and it muy be safely added
I lint there is not a inombor of
the present Cabinet that was not
making more money in his private profession before ho took
office than ho is receiving in his
official capacity today, and not
ono but could command double
the salary from any private corporation for similar services.
t)jl>
CARLIN & DURICK
GENERAL
Port
Steele,
Sole Agents for
the
Th s Steel is guar
Hard Rock WoJi
Soi
e Agents
Sole Agents
MERCHANTS
Eest
Kootenay.
Canton stee
COMPANY
•anteed to be equal to Jessop's or Firths in all
ic.
Ill
Grows Nest Goal «■»-*
Giant Powder Gompanu.
Miniii
; Supplies a Specialty.
PER COLUOIA NAVIGATION and TRAM-
WAV COMPANY Limited.
GOLDEN     AND     FORT    STEELE
TIME TABLE  10  TAKE  EFFECT JUNE  IST,   1898.
GOING   SOUTH
Steamer leaves Goldon every Tuesday and Friday at *l a, in,
Stea nor arrives al Wiidormere       "        "        "      • ■      n 'in.
3 arrives at Koil
Stag i
Stag
I loaf
Froi*
C
I Steele Thursday ami .Sunday al (I p, in.
GOING   NORTH
leaves Porl Sleele Monday noon ami Saturday at 0 it, m,
leaves Windermere Wednesday al I a. in. and Sunday noon
Stoamor arrives al. Golden Wednesday p, in, and Monday noon.
hi In Carload tots
Goli
of "10,000 lbs" delivered nl Korl Steele via
Ion at H cents per pound.
'( R, and boat c larges musi bo paid to company's agent at
Winlerniere before delivery.
Uppsr
Columbia Navigation & Tramway Co.
0, H, PARSON, Seoretarv. THE PROSPECTOR, FOKT STE'I'LK. B. C„ NOVEMBER 20, 18H8.
THE   PROSPECTOR,      ''Civis'Msamostaimii-dng'-flg- Efcyf*f      GSti-k^l^
,c,   ,,,*„,,.„l,,    n,,,,.,,. „,. gerer",   Let rae review his list:  ■    vJf   V        *Jlw,v['v
18   PUBLISHED   i\EEI\L)   ID   *,. ... ,    .  ,
1 cun sec 1111 need lor 11 salaried
solicitor, the duties of lown clerk,
assessor and col lector could very
well be performed by one man.
THE   .PltOSPECTOH  COMPANY
A. B. GRACE. MAN Ati Ell.
the prospector, is pnhiisiicii, A scavenger is not needed.    We
ovory SntiiiUny, una hits n gmiiniitcod  |uui   enoUK]j   ,,f   ||ml   |.,s|    yea).
cli'culntloii litigor tlutu uny othor paper
in linst Kootonny, 111» 1111 liorac 1'rinteiiunrler the crnzy. scheme ol the
nnd contains double the news of mi) j (,0.lsl ma.gnates,    The grant for
Olhor pnper In tlie district. .       .,,,,,       ,
As on odvcrtialnB mcdl.:.n It te un-  ttVG   pi'OtOCtiptl   IS  all   right.      1
excelled, [should mnke it more ami it would
DPVotediothoupbuiWinKofFori Steelo,  thu  b0 m0UQy Wtl|| s|H,nt>     Ami whal
fl'-vilopmtMit of Ui'- vast nilii'-nU resources of ' £,,,,,
Um mirth does "Civis   want  with
fl'*vclopmtM!l
tui- Kast [-fnoieuay minim; Uistrlct,
Subhcrlptions * 2.U0 per year j q   -'DoctOl'   tO  school", Ul   JoOOy
AdverUstuif rutes maiV known on tippllct>t[(
CotuvlbtiiioiiNitresolIciiod from all paruofl
tlisirii-t. mil nil mutter Inteiuleil for [mOltcut!
must imve t!i>' writer's signature
©J« Itoopecto,
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, IS
I know of uu town iiiiywhi'i'i'
; iiinl pays u doctor io ivtteud its
schools.   Some assistance might
 """" ~ , very well be given to our lios]>i-
THIS PAPER [iZAlAZZZZ ZZ^ZA' '"'• lnl1 it need   uot   be  in   the
swkiine'ww^ ',!ial"' "f a salary to a doctor,
'"i*1,1* Then as to issue uf debentures,
 : =: 1 can see uo necessity at tho out-
sel for incurring any such debt,
llm  it we could have had our
branch ruilwuy built  lust sum*,
mei*. for uny such expenditure
by way of bonus, it  would have;
paid US It'll times nver to have
done h.    No objections need be
taken to tbe sum set down for
grading   streets   and   building
sidewalks, for the money would
be put iu circulation in the town I
ind every citizen would share in
the  benefits of these improve-1
meats.     "Civis" would apparently dispute the truth of the
proverb,  "cold as charity" fori
the sum lie appropriates for the
indigent is certainly a generous,
otie—more  generous.   I   think,
than present necessities require. I
Instead then of a yearly expend-;
of 87,000, an outlay of half that!
sum  would be amply sufficient
for the first year or two.    But
supposing we collect more than
we   pay   now the expenditure
would be under our control. Our
money  would  circulate among
our own citizens for our own
benefit instead of being sent as
now to Victoria.
May I suggest that in the
further discussion of this subject
writers should sign their Saxon
names. It's very good "to have
Ihe Latin," but a knowledge of
present day progress would be
more appreciated by prosent day
people.
Hugh Watt, M. D.
WE believe that the coming year wil! be the
mosl prosperous experience:? in
the Port Steele district. There
is every indication of intense activity in the mining industry:
and therefore a vast mm huh of
~fiie Very essence of prosperity,.
is likely to be disseminated
among the people. New and
rich strikes have been reported,
and in every direction develop* *
ment work is being vigorously j
prosecuted. The attention of
capital is boing gradually but!
surely attracted, confidence and
hope is being instilled into the
minds of all classes. People on
the outside, generally seem to j
realize that this district is ou!
the eve of a mighty mining development, and we believe tliat!
the season of 1899 will mark the]
beginning of the greatest ore
producing era that this district, |
aye; that tho whole Province hasj
ever known. We believe that
the peoplo of Port Steele have
much occasion for looking forward with hope and assurance.
The clouds of adversity are rapidly dissolving, and the light of;
prosperity begins to rift the |
darkness, and the closing of this!
year, and the indications for the
coining year, seems laden with
good cheer and happiness for
the people of lhe Port Steele
district.
Brewing   Co.
FORT STEELE, B, C,
Manufacturers  ami   Brewers   of   extra    line
BEER    %    PORTER
.   LD   BY   THE   BARREL,   KEG   OK    BOTTLED
Bottled beer for family use a specialty
OUTSIDE ORDERS GIVEN STRICT ,,- PROMPT ATTENTION
Illllll M I itai iOh i i lliilM
i VICTORIA METALLURGICAL WORKS',
j    *j^^^AND ASSAY OFFICE, , , .
ll 43 FORT STREET,   VICTORIA, B.C.,
||      W. J. R. COWELL, B. A„ F. G. S„ MINING ENGINEER.
|| SOLE PROPRIETOR AND MANAGER.
COLD ASSAY, $1.00,     GOLD AND SILVER, $.150,
SILVER, (1.00, SII..YKH AND LKAD, $1.50,
LEAD, $1.00, HOLD, SILVER AND COPPER, W,
OTIllilt MKTAI.S IIN  APPLICATION.
':uuuuu
MILL TESTS:
The Stamp Mill has a, capacity of 20 Tons a day;.
The Chlorination Plant 2 Tons a day.
S. A. ROBERTS, P. L. S.,
Business Mgr.  ||
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SATISFACTION GUARANTEED
P, O. BOX 812
TELEPHONE NO. I
Kaiser & Sick, Prop's,
Town Incorporation.
EniTOK, Prospector:
Sin: The reading ot the very
absurd letter on this subject in
your Insl issue, signed "Civis",
Ims moved me lo write » few
lines in reply.
I am a strong advocate of incorporation us of every
form of material progress.
1 would cheerfully pay my share
of the trebled luxation with
which ''Civis" would seek to
scare us if we us a community
had u right to spend these twos
within our town limits in securing those improvements, comforts and conveniences which all
up-to-date towns now aim to
have: and if we could thus unitedly, iio something inwards
bringing about that prosperity
nnd growth, which only dissension and the most hopeless moss-
bai'kism can prevent us from attaining. 1 venture the assertion
thai if the town had been incorporated on the lirst of January
last we would have our connection with the railway assured
if not: actually now in operation.
What if our taxes had been increased to accomplish this? WE
should linve had more people
to pay taxes and an assured pro.-,
pcrity as an asset. Tho mini
who is afraid lo venture will
never win; nml the town llial
turns ils gaze backward to the
eighteenth century ami hesitates
lo slop forward will lull hopelessly ami deservedly behind ils
more wide awake uiul pushing
rivals. I cannot understand how
any mnn wlm lias faith in the
future growth of lhe lown, can
wilh reason oppose incorporation, Of course it we are not to
grow we do nol need incorporation, we hoed nothing but to
i',.,, itw, undertaker.
Correction.
Nov. 21st,'1898;
Editor, Prospeotor:
Sir:—In my letter against incorporation in your last weeks
issue, you have made a serious
mistake.
You have made me say:—
Dr. to Hospital      *S500
Dr. to Schools
This should be:—
Yearly grant to Hospital
do. Schools
Kindly correct this  in your
next issue.
Civis.
iThe Mountain!
I    HOUSE    1
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1        Fort Steele, B. C.      1
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£ WILLIAM  FOMYW.   PHOPHIETOU. 53
•— —*
jE       This is one -of the best appointed Hotels in tiie      ^s
Hr Fort Steele District. 3
Every   room   is   comfortably   furnished. ~3
\ 3
!~   When you visit Port Steele you will miss it if you dont    ~3
stop at the, ;3
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Miountain House.    I
?illiilliiiiii,iiitli,iiiiiiiiiiiiiiii^iiiii,liiuiiiii,iiiiliuliiiiiiluK
HEAD   OFFICE
Por Pishing Tackle
Drugs—Patenl Medicines
Spectacles
Hair, Tooth and Nail Brushes
Toilet Articles
Perfumes, Toilet Waters
Pace Bleach, Hair Bleach
jjj Pace Powders and
| Cosmetics of all kinds for the
I     Complexion
| Fancy Goods and Violins
| Paper aud Envelopes
is Pine Toilet Soap
For all &oods usually kept in a first olass Drug Store
Prescriptions Carefully  Compounded
With  PURE  DRUGS
GO TO THE
PORT'
STEELE
Pioneer dm m
A. W. BLEASDELL Graduate Ontario College of Phtusnrnjs
500
8*500
500
Two Weeks Peace,
New York.—A cable dispatch
received in this city from Liber-
tad, Nicaragua, states that a
revolution has broken out in
Salvador.
It i.s only a fortnight since
Salvador. Honduras and Nicaragua joined their destinies and
formed the United States of
Central America. Merchants
and commercial men in this city
who are familiar with affairs in
Central America, however, were
not surprised when informed
tiiul a revolution in Salvador
was reported to have broken
oul.
While ihe federation of the
three countries was approved
and carried out by tho presidents
and commissioners appointed for
«ach country lo draw up a constitution, the people of Salvador
have not heen cBlliiisiaslic over
the scheme, particularly as il
appears thai the financial bur-
ileus of the new stale will fall
most heavily upon Ihem.
Fernio.
AIH hi I one hundred miners and
their families from Nova Scotia
reached Pornie lust week, The
miners will be employed iu the
coal mines.
TRAVELLERS
DON'T   FORGET
The Steele House
First Class Brands of Liquors nnd Cigars,     Headquarters     for     Mining     Men.       Commodious,
Sample   Rooms.       Best Cuisine' in  the
West.      Modern   Conveniences.
I lotne   Comforts.
D. McNeish    -    Proprietor.
THE PROSPECTOR.
I    THE   DALGARDNO    |
:|j Fort Steele, B. C. J
$A MODERN BUILT,  WELL  EQUIPPED  HOSTELRY m
M        WITH ALL IMPROVEMENTS UP TO DATE        M
% AND WHOSE OHIEF FEATURES ARE *
sm. Mr
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;5 Unexcelled Cuisine W
* Quiet Home Comforts $
J Finely Furnished Bedrooms       J
% A First Class Bar.             9
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H. G. PARSON
WHOLESALE
LIQUORS
%  Golden and Port Steele, B. C.
GREAT
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Railway.
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THB SI.'HVISYOIt'S CHAIN MADE IT THU SHOHTKST
THANSCONTINKNTAI, HOUTH.
It is the most modern In oqulpmont; it is lho heaviest niileil lino1;
it Ims ii roiik-biilliisti l'uuilbed; It misses no suiiil deserts; It wns built!,
without n lanil grant or government .aid; it is noted for eourtesy of itts
employes; It is the only line serving meals on the n lu* unrtc plan,
THROUGH THK GRANDEST SCENERY IN AMERICA
BY DAYLIGHT,
For PORT STEELE and. the EAST KOOTENAY MINES, Weokly.
Stage  from Kulispell,   Steamboat eommuiiicutlons from Jennings*'
during Summer,   Quickest and Hest route to all parts of the Unltoill
Statos, Eastern Canada and Europe,
I'm* maps, tickets and complete Information call or address*
nearest agent or
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Spokane   Wash,
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— Soo Line. —
FROM OCEAN TO OCEAN..
For thoso who want tliu Post whon travoHiiiK to any point in
United States or Canada.
First Glass Tourist Sleepers run through without change.    Connection Tri-weekly via Maoleod or via Kootenay Landing.
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WEST"
Tickets issuuu* through and bnggago chocked lo destination..
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nearest local agont or
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T, P. A., Nelson, 13. G, D. P, A. Vancouver, B. C.
ROBERT KERR, Traffic Manager,. Winnipeg, Man.. THE PROSPECTOR, FORI  STEELE, B, (.„ XOVEMRER 26, 1H)8
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SATUHIJAV, NOVEMBEH 2(1, ISIIS.
GETTING BEADY TO FIGHT.
United States Will Not Be Caught
Napping By Spain,
New York.—A dispatch to the
Herald from Washington says:
Instructions have beeu given
by Secretary Long to the officials of the navy yard at Brooklyn prohibiting them from commencing any new work on the
armor clads in North Atlantic
waters.
Repairs on them completed, it
is expected that within Hi days
Commodore Philip will have under his command an effective
force consisting of the'battleships nnil armored cruisers now
in commission except the Iowa
and 'h'cgon, which are now at
Itio Janeiro, These vessels will
be kepi along the Brazilian
coast for another ll) days at least
anil hy that time lhe authorities
say that lhe policy of Spain
with rasped lo the negotiations
will huve linally developed.
The armored cruisers New
\ork and Brooklyn are in
splendid condition; thu battleship Massachusetts will Imve
completed her repairs during
tho presenl week antl all construction work on the Indiana
will have also been completed
in that tiine. So far as the
Texas is concerned naval officers
say that a short lime only will
bo necessary lo repair her propeller.
Just us soon as all of tho ironclads are ready they will proceed
lo Hamilton Roads, when! ihey
will lind the New York awaiting
Ihem. Here lhe vessels will remain pending such acl ion as may
bo necessary as u result of Information from I'ii iis,
Preparations have boon coin-
> pleled for the drydock ing of lho
second class battleship Texas in
lliu big drydock Ibis morning.
Since she was in Ihe dock the
starboard side of hor propeller
sheathing which was damaged
by a floating log in the Deleware
river will be repaired.
The torpedo boat Rodgers has
gone out of commission. She is
lying in the Whitney Basin and
will be placed under the new
protective shed.
Twenty thousand 0-pound
shells will be shipped to the
Mare Island navy yard Monday.
Three freight cars will be required to convey the ammunition
across the continent. Orders
have been received at the yard
to work night and day on the
gunboat Princeton in order that
she may as soon as possible join
the squadron which is assembled
in Hampton Roads, of which the
Cruiser New York is the Mag-
ship.
The order also stated that
work must be pushed on the
monitors Puritan and Terror so
Ihal they will be available for
service on short notice.
The activity indicated by the
shipment of ammunition from
the Atlantic to the Pacilic and
tlio ordering of night work for
the lirst time since the auxiliary
Heel was being equipped for service at the beginning of hostilities, is significant, say naval
men.
The ammunition to be shipped
to Mare Island i.s iu all probability going lo Manila, for the
American squadron has shot
away much of its rapid lire ammunition,
The Scotchman  and  tin, Whiskey.
Extract from the Westminister
Gazette, London, 27th October,
I HUH:
"A case which croatud considerable amusement wus heard by
Judge French, 0. C, at the Bow
County Court, Messrs. I'alli-
mui ol Creechurch Lane, K. (E,
whiskey incrchuiiLs, soughl lo
recover HI, H., the value of It
case of whisky, from Donald
Anderson, a stevedore of Knsl
Ham. Defendant went inlo the
box and admitted having llu
whisky,
His Honor: "Why don't you
pay for it?"
Defendant: "That's'oost the
point; it came to ma hoose, but I
never ordered it."
His Honor:   "How was that?"
Defendant: "It's like this, ye
ken. I do a lot of work for big
people in the shipping line, and
they often say, 'knock this job
off sharp and I'll send you a
present,' and that's joost ware I
thocht the whusky came from.
[Loud laughter].
Plaintiff's solicitor admitted
that the whisky had been sent
in error to the defendant.
His Honor: "Then you can't
make him pay for it. Where is
the whisky now, defendant?"
Defendant: "Weel, it is na
safe to troost a Scotshman with
whusky. I've drank twa bottles
and given ;1 away." [Loudlaughter. |
His Honor: "You must return the remaining 5; if you had
drunk them also you wouldn't
have had to return them."
Defendant: 'Tarn vera sorry;
ils too lute noow?" |Loud laughter. |
Wis Honor:   "rum afraid so."
Defendant: "They can cooin
and fetch them, then. [Loud
laughter. | I think 1 ought to
have abit for my trouble.', |Loud
Laughter,]
His Honor: "Yes, Ihey must
send for the whisky, uml I allow
you "is."
Defendant left the witness box
smiling broadly, and some one
apparently connected wilh lh
pliiinlilT's linn hurries out to
secure tbe remaining bottles of
whisky.
Mr. Schreiner.llienew premier
of Cape Colony, is lho brother of
olive Schrolnot'i the charming
South African writer.
A new copper wire i.s being
Strung over Ibe Crow's Nesl,
I'ass ry., similar to tlie one between Monl real uud Vancouver.
It is intended also to siring one
into the Boundary district as
soon as the lino can be builtwith
safety along the Robson Midway
extension.
Why Not
Invest In
K1MBI:R LEY
The Leadville ol East Kootenau
li miles frc
North Star i
from the Sui.i.ij
m the famous
line. l.| miles
an mine.
Nearly  2IHI mincri
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Fresh and Salt Meats always
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Uiverside Avenue,      -      .     Foi't Steele, li. C. THK PROSPECTOR, FOKT STEELE, B. O, NOVEMBER 26, 1898,
©Jju ityvx&psctox.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 211, 18118.
EEPOBT   OF  COMMITTEE.
Of  the   Bonrd   of  Horioulture   on
Plum Rot.
Your committee to whom was
referred the question of Brown
Rot    ('Moniliu   Prucligona)   in
plums begs to report us follows:
Plum and prime growing ii:
British Columbia, especially on
the lower mainland, i.s a very
important branch of its horticulture industry, 'ind hns beenprof-
asou of its imunity
and diseases wliich
may, when conditions are favor-1 in
able to  them,   germinate   and
grow sn rapidly,  Unit infected
fruit   soon becomes capable of
it
producing fresh crops of spores.
Through the agencies of winds,
insects Ac., spores arc distribut
ed widely, and when one of them
lodges on a fruit sufficiently sofl,
and when moisture is present,, it
starts the disease again, sending
oul a germinating tube wliich
penetrates the skin of the fruit;
here it grows rapidly, branching
through the pulp in  all  directions forming a dense mass of
mycelium, which absorbs the cou-
____^^^_^_^____^_^^„  M—\ fl the cells of the fruit, dis-
from pesis and diseases which organizing the tissues and caus-
have rendered tlie production of ing the so-called brown rot.
the liner varieties of these fruits1    infected l'niil lirsl turns brown
in otlier portions of .Ei* Douiiu- in spots,  which  gradually  onion utiremunerativc if not impos- largo uutil tli,- whole fruit   be-
sibiu, unci because n large and comes  brown   aud   rotteu, and
constantly    increasing   market in its turn becomes covered witli
was available for good fruit  in fruiting spores,
the provinces aud territories of     The mycelium or plant body of
the Canadian North West.   This the fungus remains dormant dur-
province has nm suffered from ing the winter in the dry plums
the ravager of the curculic or which are left on i
black mr.    This freedom  from
disease and insect pests coupled
with   ii*,*  climatic   advantages,
hns indi I  :;•' oreli rdists ami
farmers to plant out large mini-
bers of the beat k
uov n varieties
fection afresh.
pf plums .■Hid pre,!
«*.    The pro-
Iu dealing with this disease, it
auction of fruit i<
yearly increas
will be easily seen :hai the most
ing as these orchi
irds c ■*. i ,*
successful tretttmenl will neces
bearing, and the *
trees are gem r-
sarily be of a preventative na
ally healthy.   Un
fortunately the
ture.   Il is usually lirsl  noticed
disease known as
brown rot,  an
in the season on cherries, espec-
insidious   enemy
of  the   fr lit,
-  ■   ■'   soft   varieties   which
whicli win i„> .*„o
:*i* particular!)
burst their skin after a rainstorm
di* -c ibed later oi
in this report.
such as the Governor Wood, and
made its appears
Mice in  recent
undoubtedly      infected    fruits
years on the Low
or Mainland.
which are left to dry up on these
Other portions
of the Pacific
trees are a fertile source of infec
oust,   notably   l
he Willamette
tion to plums, later in the seas
valley in Oregon,
have suffered
on.   Ureal care should be taken
severely, and hail
a very serious
to  gather and  burn these and
visitation  last  yi
*ar.   when   the
the first infected mouldy fruit no-
growers in certain
nearly thu entire crc
and prunes.
For the most reliable information at hand, we gather that
Oregon has lo a largo extenl
boon exempt from rot this year,
not so however with the Lower
Mainland of British Columbia
where the greal loss has been,
sustained.
The peculiarities of the past
season have proved to he entirely favorable lo the development
of Iliis disease. The month of
.lime was unusually wet, and
was followod by a warm sultry
duly, producing conditions most
favorable* for iis spread.
It is to be hoped that a general
adoption of the preventive measures, wliich are herewith recommended, will result* iu the destruction of the sources of ini'oc-
lion and reduce the loss of fruit
from this cause in the future to
a minimum,
Drown Rot (Monilia fruoti-
gena) affects all kinds of stone
fruits, am! is well known in the
Eastern Provinces, besides the
states of Oregon and Washing
Ion, and Ilritish Columbia, causing more or less loss, as the
seasons are favorable to its development or otherwise. Warm,
moist weather at the time the
fruit is about full grown, will
almost certainly develop the disease to a very largo extent in
districts subject lo its attacks,
when measures of a preventive,
nature have been neglected and
cause the loss af a large portion
of the crop.
The ash-colored, velvety coating or mould seen on plums affected with the disease, shows
the final or fruiting stage of development. If examined with
the pocket lens, this mould will
be seen to consist of numerous
lufts of minute threadlike projections, and if further examined
under a compound microscope, it
will be soon thul each of those
minute threads is composed of a
number of small oval bodies join
ed olid to ond like a string of
beads. These bead like bodies
are the spores of the fungus, and
each infected fruit is capable of
producing them iu thousands,
These spores may remain un
changed for u grout longlli of
lime, or on the other baud they
'ected fruit, but all that which
ha • been iu contact with it, and
it has been amply demonstrated
that this season almost the entire crop of some badly infected
orchards was unlit for shipment.
A good deal of the loss experienced thisseason was duo to the
development of the disease in
the packages en route to market.
The tempera! ure inside ears tilled
with fruit being high enough
and sufficient moisture present
to furnish favorable conditions
for tbe spread of Ihe roi lo a
large portion of the shipment,
In a recent communication to
the Hoard of Horticulture, Mr.
H. M. Williamson, editor of the
Oregon Agriculturist, writes 111
reference lo the experience of
prune shippers lasl season from
that stale as follows:
I'onllaud, (Ire., Oct. Eli, 18118,
R. M. Palmer, Esq.,
Victoria, 13, ('.
liear Sir:   There wore several
hundred carloads of  fresh   Italian  prunes shipped   east   from
Oregon lasl year.    Almost with-!
out exception refrigerator cars:
wiih ice were used.    There  was
much complaint  from  the easl
that prunes shipped from this!
State spoiled soon after arrival.
1 have no doubt that the  Brown
Hot was the principal cause of
their spoiling.     Prunes   taken
through  iu a  refrigerator car
would arrive cold and damp,upon
being introduced into warm air
moisture would of course condense from lhe air upon the fruit
until the temperature of the latter approximated that of the air,
With   sufficient    warmth    and
moisture the Brown Rot would
of course spread very  rapidly
among* fruit infected by it.
Yours sincerely.
H. M. Williamson.
And in reference to shipments
made this season:—
Portland, Ore., Oct. tn, -98.
R. M. Palmer, Esq.,
Victoria, B. 0
Dear Sir:—I have not heard of
any complaint of Brown Rot* developing in fruit shipped  this
year, except to a small extent
among peaches.   Practically all
of the fresh fruit shipped  to
_^_^^___^__^^^_^_ points east of the Rocky moun-
trash, and burn all these sources j ta)-nS) appies and pears excepted,
goes in refrigerator cars.    The
bulk of the shipments of plums
if: "'- -"• -"■ ■*■ x -'*■
which are left on trees infected
will lhe disease, or on the
ground benoath them, and when
warm weather comes '.he following season will produce auadun-
dant crop of spores to start  in-
3dion lost ticed on plum trees. In orchards
of  plums which have been affected   this
ning to be done
season, the first
is to pick off as soon as possible
all tlie dried up or mummied
fruit which may have been left
on the trees, then with a tine-
toothed garden rake, gather together all the fruit that may
havo fallen on tlie ground, together with fallen   loaves  and
ot infection; after which the
trees should be thoroughly sprayed with Bordeaux Mixture of
doublo strength, viz., 81b sulphate of copper, 8 lh lime and 50
gallons of water, the ground beneath the tree should also be
well sprayed with the mixture.
This should be followed by a
thorough spraying with No. 1
mixture, or lime, salt and sulphur spray during the dormant
season, both of the trees and of
the ground beneath them.
In the spring, the spraying of
the trees with Bordeaux mixture
of the ordinary strength, should
be commenced as soon as the
growth starts, and at least two
sprayings given after the blossoms have fallen.
If tliere is reason to expect an
attack of the disease after the
fruit has attained its size and before ripening, spray No. 10, the
carbonate of copper spray should
he carefully used, asatthisstage
the fruit is particularly liable to
be infected. Cherry trees should
be carefully sprayed with double
strength Bordeaux mixture as
recommended for plum trees,
while thu trees aro dormant, and
in the spring the trees should be
sprayed with Bordeaux mixture
of ordinary strength whon
growth commences, aud again
aftor the fruit has formed,
In Oregon it is staled by Professor Cordloy "that now tho
"disease is woll established any
"prune or cherry grower who
"fails to employ preventive
"measures against brown rot,
"deliberately takes the chance
"of losing a lurge proportion of
"his crop, oven though such u
"loss may not occur every year",
and this statement applies with
the same force to Lower British
Columbia.
In selecting and packing fruit
for market too ranch care cannot
be oxercised lo exclude not only
and prunes to tbe oast this year
have been made from the dry
districts in which the Brown
Rot is not complained of. Fortunately we had very little damp
weather here during July, August and the first half of September. After the rains began the
weather was so cool that tho rot
did not develop very rapidly and
very little damage was dotie.
Yours truly
H. Williamson.
In making improvements in
the methods of shipping plums
and prunes to the markets of the
North West, the experience
which cost Oregon growers so
much should be made use of in
British Columbia. It is very
evident that shipping in refrigerator curs to distant markets
although delaying the development of the disease, does not
prevent it later on if the
germs of tho rot are present,
and indicates that the
greatest care must be taken not
to ship evon the slightly infected fruit under any conditions.
All of which is respectfully
submitted.
R. M. Palmer
Thomas Cunningham.
Oflico of the Provincial Board
of Horticulture, Victoria, November 2nd, JH08,
THIRTY-HIHTH TEAR.
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Thanksgiving.
Again lho offical date of general thanksgiving, appointed by
the Federal Goveruaiont, lui*-
dawned, Thero litis been tho
usual grousing, in the editorial
sanctum of tho various ourronl
periodicals, about the lateness in
tlu> year of the dale. In our
hnmblo opinion it is as near
right as any date could bo; for
if il woro oarlier some would object, inasmuch, as it would in-
lerfere with this or thai, and if
il wore later, some excuse would
crop up. It is easy to Hud a stall
In beat a dug with.
tt comes as a welcorao guest,
and an old friend,    Around it
InvostigatinR Harbor Works,
Joseph R. Roy, tho well-known
Dominion Government Engineer
resident al New Westminster,
went down lo Victoria on Sunday en route lor a couple of
weeks' visit to California,    lie
.will look over various harbor
center many pleasant scenes and ..,...,1.
11deur associations which live in
sayingt   "Thanksgiving is good
ami lliiiuksgiving is better",
Cnscade oity Has a Newspaper.
The lirsl issue of the ".Maple
Leaf" has boen received at Port
Stoele, ll is neatly printed, and
is full of local and neighborhood
news. The Prospector wishes
it success, and trust tlm! || will
receive a liberal support,
T, C, ARMSTRONG
Port Steelk, li. 0.
Manufacturer ol
Tinware, Galvanized Iron, Sheet
Iron,  Stove  I'i pes and
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Plumbing, Pipe lining and all
kinds of sanitary work
flil* Tltjlif, Hot, Blast Stovos
Hydraulic   nud   Air   I'ipes  I'm*
und   Air
Mines
SPECIAL
,1011 WORK.
ATTENTION  I'Alli   Tll
and   Investigate
memory at this time, when we
> vm ! have ample time I'm'calm ivllec
, Superior to all others irrespective jj ''on, we look into llie only para-
1   new;
down j
Hay for Sole
Hay hi large or small quimtl-
L*'ISII
of price.   Catalogue tells you
why,   Write for one,
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SAT0BDAY, NOVEMBER 28. ISDS
LOCAL NEWS NOTES.
Joe Taenhauser wil
start to-
day on a business tri|
1 to
Mon
iiiiii.    He will be al.
sent
about
two weeks.
Miss Fletcher, of X
ilsoi
. has
oj.eUcu up a dreasuiak
mg
is tab-
lishment   in   'he  Tit
IS
dock,
Riverside uvi ..*. . md
is I1
■epar-
ed to execute all kind
s of
work
intrusted to her in
the
latest
fashions.   Give her a
•all!
Sat-
isi'action guaranteed.
a
disc, out nf which  nolle can lie
driven, the old lliune  gathering;
the grand family dinners!  tin*
deVDill services in country and
cily. There is a delightful pic
as we sit by mu* cosy lire,
it are we thankful? Is there
lhat deep spirit of humble gratitude and thanksgiving to a kind
Providence for all the necessaries and comforts of humble lite
or do we receive a
gifts as tlie birds 1
dredging system  ill   I
[there wilh a  view  lo the more 1 lies can be obtained al till
Intelligently oaWylng out work! Lake Ranoh,
whicli the Dominion (iiivornincul
have in view in this Province
I'ltlCEK AT PORT STEELE
The Royal Jubilee  Hospital  to bo j
Opuuetl nt Oiiuo,
Al a meeting of the  Hospital'.,
Hoard last  ovetliug there  were
present,   Messrs.   Elton,   Ulcus*,
■dell, Galbraith   Koss and Nelson.
Pino Timothy,.. .ijSfi per tun
Wheal aud Olll,  .fAH per tun
The Canadian Bank
of Commerce.
(HEAD OFFICE TORONTO)
HON, GEO. A. COX, President     B. B, WALKER, General Manager
(PAID OP CAPITAL $11,000,001))
Accounts of Corporations,  Merchants and Individuals received on favorable terms
SAVINGS  DEPARTMENT  Deposits of $1 and upwards received and
current ratos of interest allowed.
DRAFTS and CREDITS ISSUED PAYABLE AT ALL POINTS
Exchange   Purchased
CRANBROOK BRANCH l« now open for business.
J.   W.   H.   SMYTHE,   Manager.
i
I'm acres of pasture.
;i moulli per horse.
Wales $1
I'E  P
Mat-tors of importance in connection with the institution were
these lavish discussed and ii was decided to
the air and employ at  once  a  thoroughly
NORBURY,
Pish Lake Ranch,
qualified nurse and receive
patients, as there are several
now waiting to gain admittance.
Owing to the generous aid given bv tlie
Mr. Robertson of tho Monte
Carlo restaurant was speeding
his trotter on Riverside avenue
on Wednesday.
For a good Shave, Haircut or
Bath go'toC. E. Adam's Barber
Shop and Bath Rooms, Successor to Highwarden & Son.     *
George Geary killed three
deer within three miles of Fort
Steele during the past week.
Fresh fruit at Mrs. Sprague's.
II is reported thai the Board
of Trade will hold regular meetings in future.
Fresh oranges at Mrs. Sprague's. *
The Langley llro's cann1 in
from Sand creek on Wednesday.
the beasts oi" the field.
Il is difficult we know to be
thankful. The natural wan
throws off all allegiance to a
Sovereign   power  and   nature.
They say business is business, the directors are iu a position to
It. was my wil! and intelligence open the hospital at an early
that insured my success and j date, and it is to be hoped our
competency.    I bought in  the,citizens will give it a generous
cheapest market aud I sold in;support, 	
the dearest, ifi am  thankful at Mrs. Gilpin at Home.
all. I must thank myself. But! Last week a nmnber of tho
truth is many sided, who, you : ladies of Fort gteele ,.eceived a
could ask gave you that wit andjtiny enveiope wJth a needle and
intelligence/ Who gave you ajsilk thread enelosed stating that
market? In short gave you ma- ,MrSi Gjlpin would be happy to
terial aud immaterial existence? see them at her "home" on Fri-
I: ,■:,.: „■:•■!>•:; o a persistent day from thl.ee to six 0^wki
iiergy— | Amongst those who accepted the
New
i'ue's.
candies at Mrs. Spra-
indestructible forward
even (lod—that we one and all
must sny Fiji Grnler
Then again we are ungrateful.
Ingratitude fills our cups to the
brim, so that they slop over
their sides and present a revolting spectacle. We say: It is
true 1. have received this and
thai, hut it camo too late and was
so little that I would be as well
oil without.us with it,almost, Is
not this base ingratitude?
This detestable lack of grateful sentimonts is abhorred by both
man and God. The opinion of
man is brought out fully and
beautifully by Shakespeare, "the
divine William," as he has been
called. It is thus:—"Ingratitude,
thou marble-headed friend, more
hideous when thou show'st thee
in a child than the sea-monster,
how sharper than a serpent's
tooth it i.s to have a thankless
child." King Leon, Act 1,
Scene 4.
On the other hand the Scrip-
turrit Sm'iv shows the stem views
of a kind, merciful uud giving
Deity.
And then again there are the
inequalities, we see some have
far moro than others.   Some are
divers, othersLazaruses.   How's
is this?   We cannot answer!  No
doubt all have, after all, what
they deserve,  and  when  thoy
was in town  on ! have the necessaries of life they
I ought not to sigh for the com-
...     ...   * .,     ,    ,   i forts: and when they havo the
.Subscriptions   in   aid   of   the        .   ,   ,, , ,     , ,
building fund of lh.. |.,,,si)V„,,..!^niforls they ought not to ask
Ian Church will be thankfully re
celved and acknowledged by Di*
,1, VV. K. Young of lhe Invicta
Co, was in lown on Tuesday.
(laim & Co. have on hand a
largo amount of wall paper of
various patterns and grades
which Ihey will dispose of at
extremely low prices to clear.   *
l<E C. Norbury was in town on
Wednesday.
if you  want a shave—A clean
and cool and refreshing shavo*
go to Grass's Barber shop,   next
door to the International Hotel.*
Bleasdell, the druggist, will
have his store lighted by acetylene gas.
Jones A' Co. are manufacturers
of first class cedar shingles.
Patronize home industry: lowest
market prices.
II. E. King
Tuesday.
invitation were:—Mesdaraes Procunier, Duncan, Armstrong,
Bleasdell, Barnes, Wallinger,
Durick, Nelson, Cann and Levett, and the Misses Baiiey, Kershaw;, Reid and Watson.
Mine hostess had prepared a
dainty spread for her visitors,
consisting of all the delicacies of
the season. During the afternoon Miss Kershaw give several
readings in a charming manner,
which mado time pass pleasantly. It is admitted by all that
Mrs. Gilpin understands the art
of entertaining, and all enjoy
her receptions.
Hugh Watt, congregational
treasurer, and Mrs. Mclnnes,
treasurer Ladies' .Aid Society.   *
T. Starbird came in from the
Windermere disiriei on Wwlnes-
day.
If you are going to do any
papering in your house lhis fall
do not forget lo call on Cann &
Co. and see what thoy can oiler
you in the way of paper al extremely low prices.
F. Collet I came down from the
Dodo mine ou Saturday,
Francis, the photographer, is
now ready foi' business.
Messrs. Johnson and Keep
were hunting deer on Monday.
for the luxuries, and when they
have the luxuries they ought
not to demand tho elegance.
Enough is enough!
Fort Sleele has enjoyed a
large proportion of public health.
Tliere has been, generally speaking, little disease iu comparison
with other places and districts.
Besides wu have received with:
out let. oi* hindrance, lhe kind
fulfilment of the generous promises llial seed time and harvest
clccim, should not fail. And
moreover Die angel of prosperity has spread her strong wings
over mineral prospects- gold,
silver and lead- for which wo
ought to bo thankful. In tho
words of an old author wo close
NOTES OF THE LATEST NEWS.
By Wire and Post From All Parts
of the World,
It is plain to everybody that
Spain is doing much better fighting at Paris than she did in Cuba
present Government or tho Philippines.
The Nicaragua canal is not
going forward with enough ra
pidity to justify any special
press despatches on tho work.
Reports do not state that Admiral Dewey has yet missed a
breakfast on account of Aqr.'u-
aldo,
Lieutenant E. H. Lowis, 21st,
Lancers, one of the men who
rode in the charge at Omdurman,
is a Canadian. He was formerly
an officer in the 66th battalion
P. L. Fusiliers, Halifax.
France is rapidly getting into
a position where she can earn a
return of the sympathy that she
was expending upon Spain some
time ago.
As a moans of paying off tho
war debt, which is claimed to be
2,000,000,000 pesetas (four hundred million dollars), the Spanish
government has issued a stamp
of mourning, which is to be used
on all the inland mail of Spain
and her colonies.
The emperor of China still
continues to die witli alarming
and increasing frequency,
A few months ago at Santiago
the Americans used thousands
of dollars worth of ammunition
and coal to destroy the Marie
Teresa, Now they are spending
thousands of dollars to try and
save the ship.
If Hobson needs any more
wind bags in the work of raising
the Colou, there are plenty of
defeated politicians available.
Spain cannot absorb the idea
that the nether boy in the tight,
does not dictate the terms upon
which tho conquoror shall lot
him up.
Goneral Kitchener was the
man for the job in the Soudan.
He is now the man of the hour in
London.
A despatch from Paris to the
Central News says that a great
re-action has set in among politicians, against tho cost of a
French colonizing enterprise,
which will possibly result in the
Nile question settling itself. The
real danger is iu the Chauvinist
press wliich continues to howl
for war.
Peoplo are accustomed think
of railways as vast earning corporations of immense wealth and
profit. In the case of the Grand
Trunk for the year 1807 the ratio
of expenses to earnings was a
little over H8 per cent, or something about what it is in an insurance company. In 1811(1 tho
system failed to earn ils tlxod
charges by. #065,0110. In 181)7
thoro was a surplus of $210,000,
and for the year ond ing June
80th. 18118, the suplus rose to
*l,1)10,000.
Athensi—The cabinet has resigned, its members considering
that the exceptional circumstances under which they assembled
oillce have ceased to exist.
Spain refuses lo yield her sov-
elgnty over tho Philippines, but
with tho United Slates practically in control of them, wo fail
to seo whoro tho refusal "cuts
much ico".
Archdeacon Fontreath.
The Ven. Archdeacon Pen-
troath will visit Kootenay shortly, He will open new churches
at Nelson and Cranbrook, besides
looking into matters relating to
the new Kootenay diocese.
He will also visit Fort Steele,
Wardner and Fernie, and arrange for the building of a
church at the lattei place.
The Archdeacon is an eloquent
preacher and an earnest worker,
and his visit will do great good
He will likely hold service and
preach at St. John's church during his visit.
Bale Ould Iriah Bull*.
One of the finest specimens of
a real Irish bull was perpetrated
by that clever and witty but
blundering Irish knight, Sir R.
Steele, when inviting an English
nobleman to visit him. "If, sir,"
said he, "you over como within
a mile of my home, I hope you
will stay there".
A rich bull is record*! of an
alderman al cards who,on inspecting the pool found it deficient.
"Hero's a shilling short,"said ho
"who put it in?"
At tho time of the home ruin
dilllc.ully and when tho cause
seemed to he languishing a meeting was held, and ono of tho
speakers thus addressed the
audience, "Friends tho cup of
trouble is running over, and il is
uol yet full". London Tele-
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