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Till: I'tKWl'ISUTOP
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IN  HART KHOTBNAV, S
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Vol. 2.
FORT STEELE,  B. C. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1896.
No IO.
•Iilul'mn in .Villi tllltlll Holes,
fnllli In-'l prim ilinn.
LOGflL NEWS.
IV. M, Cartel1 came in from
Ifnllspol on Wednesday.
Win, Hjjpvngue has gone to, the
Dibble injiiB,
11, (.', Kingsbury is oxpoetofj In
Via the Ijfqyeii trail.
Si'inl your samples at ore
I lie Prospootor office.
to
Pljll
T. .1. Mofflt canie. in froin
river on Thursday.
Percy lyilmot made a trip to
flic Dardenellos mines tor samples of ore,
Tlie stage is now mailing regit.-
Ini' trips between Fort Steele
and Tobacco plains.
The Sclfool children hnd a Picnic on Wednesday,
The mining interests of Port
Sleele wilj be well represented
nl lln; Spokane Fair.
We learn that Building's for
a Boot & Shoe and Hardware
stores, will be started as soon as
|.he lumber can be secured,
The finest lot of specimens
ever collected in Steele have been
secured by tho Fort Steele Mining Association for the Spokane
lair.
Gold Commissioner Armstrong
was in town during the week,
.(unking arrangements for im.
proving the road jn the vicinity
of Bummers flat,
R. 0, Jennings came in from
Huckleberry   Hill   on Friday
loaded with specimens for the
Fruit Fair at Spokane.
The sound of the saw and hammer are hoard in Steele in every
direction, the march of improvements lias struck a rapid gait at
present.
We learn thai Colonel Wm,
Ridpath and Charles Lentz nre
on tholr way to Fort Steele.
Tho Mining Association hnvt
ni [irosont over tun samples of
ore I'l'om ns ninny dilferenl initios
collected for the Spokane fair.
Mr. F. P, Norbury, goes round
(own Willi It ticki'l. on the Inppcll
oi his conl. upon which is the inscription "Ican't Unrifniid when
tli.-boys try to spring the bear
Blnry, he touches the ticket.
mnl downs em.
T, McVittie has surveyed Ihe
Plueor workings on Ferry creek.
We learn that it is the intention
of ilio company to commence
preparatory work a I once.
Mr, nnd Miss Wallinger gave
a dunce al tho Dalgardno House
on W'edliosday evening. II was
a guy and festive party, All
wm. welcome. After supper the
dance wns continued until early
morn, The music was furnished
by Prof, llighwiii'deii assisted by
Miss fowls,
OIL I'M ELDS  IPs   13 AST
KOOTENAY
A large number of prospectors
are prospecting in tlio vicinity of
the Sullivan group, Thoro are
some ll-l claims mi this mountain,
many having been located this
summer, A new strike is reported having been made by K. ('.
Smith and Dave Newell, il Is jusl
below I lie Hope, "one of Ihe
Sullivan group" nnd galena in
place has been found, bow much
wo cannot tell,
One of tin; vnrioiis resources
of East Kootpniiy waiting for ile
velopinenl,, is the Petroleum
found in llje Plullreud Valley in
the south eastern portion of this
district, This js. a section of
country but little known, and is
separated front the remainder of
the district, by a high range of
mountains. Tho natural outlet
of the ya)|ev js down the Flathead riyer. into Montana, and the
nearest railroad is fhe Qroat
Northern, Some years ago at
tontion was called to this, section
through the finding of crude oil
in tlie possession of some (Sfony
Indians who annually hunted in
this yalley, and they wore induced to show soine mjners
whore fhoy obtained the oil
whioh they (the Indians) were in
the habit of using ns a medicine
for complaints of all kinds. The
surface indications are good, and
two different qualities of oil have
boen obtained atKishneena greek
a short distance north of the International boundary lino a
black oil, similar to the Pensyl-
vunia and Ohio oils, is found,
but on Sago creek somo eight
miles north, thoro is found an oil
tliat is nearly pure of a light
yellow color, which will burn in
a lamp as it comes from the
ground, Close by, there is natural gas escaping from tho bedrock
which burns freely on ignition,
some of this oil sent to tho Goo-
logical Museum at Ottawa,
caused considerable excitement
and comment, and was pronoun-
a fraud on account of its purity,
Dr, Selwyn head of tho department made a special trip to the
valley, and was surprised to hnd
the oil genuine, and also that
this oil was found in the Cambrian formation, which was
something unknown as all tho oil
Holds recently discovered, have
been in Trenton Limestone.
Directly due east of Sage creek,
and on tlio eastern slope of the
main ridge of the Rocky mountains, in Alberta Territory, there
are plenty of surface indications
of crude oil. And the finding of,
these indications over such a
large aren.and in Ibe same formation would go to show that
thoro is u largo oil Held awaiting
capital to develope il. And we
mny expect thul in the near future thul tlie oil Holds of East
Kootonay, will be known ull over
the world,
LOCAL MINIMI NHWS
Mr, John Sherwoo(] cumo in
from the Perry creek mines on
Friday,
It, 0. .'onn'iigs has ». number
of men at work- on the Donn and
Alloy
Assessment work: is being done
on the Geneyu, Ljtylo find. Bl
Chiefs and Eureka,.
A party of oxpfli'ts. are prospecting near fhe diyide at the
head of tho St, Mary's river,
The nejt issue of flip Prospec
tor will be (leyote(l e^clusiyely
to the mjne.s in fljis yiojnjty, w
  of all
shall
mines,
jn iho district,
W« learn that Hugh McQuade
representing Montana capital has
bonded a group of claims on
Perry croe|f, we are unable to
learn the amoun); of the bond,
A large number of men aro nt
work on Huckleberry Hill, Tho
North Star company bavin
some SO men employed at the
mine, ,[t is reported that a largo
amount or ore will bo taken out
during the winter,
We learn that Captain Gray
lost his whole outfit by Ure last
week. Tho Captain and his associates w-ore engaged in cutting a
trail from the mines to strike the
Perry croek trail, when the cabin
took lire and was completely destroyed with all it containod,
Parties are at work Placer
mining below the Porks of Perry
creek, they will erect buildings
and remain thoro all winter, a
shaft Is down HI) feet, and a drift
commenced that will extend towards tho rim, the gravel will all
bo hoisted by water power, As
it is known that tlie gravel is
rich, sucess is almost assured to
tho outfit,
PERRY CREEK MINES.
BRING IN YOUR SAMPLES.
The Fort Stool Milling Assoc!-
ition. will send a large mineral
collection to the Fruit Fair ul
Spokane, some fine specimens
have already been secured from
al least 100 different mines and
prospects in tho district, and
many mnn. nre expected lo bo
brought in. This will be a grand
opportunity, for tho Miners und
'respecters of Ihe district lo assist the association in making
known, Ihe minora] resources ol
the district, lot everyone who has
n prospect send a suinpli' In the
Secretary of the Association, or
to Ihls office, whore it will he
properly marked und forwurded
to tlio fair.
IlKM, TllH I'llOSI'W 'Ii 'It.
SrilSCIllllK POM   Tlllll I'MMPKiTlill.
AuvnliTiSi', in Tun PROBPIfOTOR,
Awarded
hlijliest Honors   Woi
DR.
s Fair,
11
PRICES
CREAM
BAKING
POWD&R.
most mmi MADE.
A pure Grape ('rami uf Tiirtiu' Powder,
Fi'tio fi^iii AintibQiifti, Alum <"' any
othoj.'i^]u'4£|'iiiit,
4i, yi-iAiis nu-; sianiiaku,
Fort Steele
RESrTAURANT
WJf,Carter Proprietor,
You Pay For What Yon Eat;
Meals at all Hours,
And from 1 ■» Cents UP,
Will Open October 1st 1800,
INDIAN   TROUBLE  AT
TOBACCO   PLAINS,
On Sunday last, there was a
row at the plains among sonic
drunken Indians, We are unable
at this time to got full particulars, but it is stated that the
Chief's son is shot, Indian
Agent R. L. T, Galbraith upon
hearing tho report immediately
started for the plains, where he
will conduct a searching investigation of tho affair,
MAKE HIM PRESIDEN'I
THE GUN CLUB.
OF
The mines in the vicinity of
Perry creek are rapidly coming
to the front. This portion of tho
district is noted as being a gold
country. The ore is free milling,
and the veins quite large, several
prospects located during the lust
month have a lead 40 feet in
width, that can be traced for
ll.lilio feet, four locations wore
made on this lead, Weaver creek
also has many gold properties,
the ore is free milling, and is a
decomposed quartz that can be
extracted witli a shovel, At
least SO locations have been mado
in this vicinity in tho last three
months,
THE II. C, BOOM.
A loading slock Broker In London writing In n friend hero,
says; There is nothing doing in
African stocks andminlngshiircs,
on account of Ihe troubles thoro,
lie suys; thai all eyes lire turned
towards  ilrilish Columbia   and
es| iully Hie Kooloulns, lie is of
llle opinion llinl ll llll'ge uuioiiiil
of money will In' senl out for in
vestment, and II. (', will have
good limes Ini' many years to
come.
IThe Mountain!
HOUSE
Fort Steele B. C.
WILLIAM FtlllHYTII,  I'llOPItlETOH.
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§£ Fort Steele District,
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C: Every   room   is  comfortably   furnished,            zS
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£ 3
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!■- When you visit Fort Steele you will miss il if you dont    ZZ
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I Moumain House.    |
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^iiiaiiiiiiiiiiaiiiiiiiaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiaiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiaai^
Tne Mission Store,
General
Merchandise
The Highest Price Paid For Purs.
T. LOVE.
,S"/',   KL'OKXK MISSI0X II,  C.
Sl'llsi.'llllU; I'OIITIIE I'UOSI'IVlYHl
Ono day this week while F. P.
Norbury was busily 'engaged in
building a stable on his ranch at
Fish Lakes, His attention was
attracted to tho frightened con
dition of his horses, used in haul
ing logs, when lie saw two Grizzly Bears at a distance of about
200 yards away, it was evident
that it was Bruins day out, and
their Bear-ships were having a
good lime, enjoying tlie luxury
of rolling over and over some
hides tliat were drying on the
ground. Upon seeing the hears,
our valiant friend, eager for tlie
fray, hastened to the house for
his rifle, meantime the bears
scenting danger in tlie air, commenced to retreat, it was at this
time our warrior friend appeared
wilh his rifle. Inking careful aim
he let go ul Ihe siiiullcst. boar,
who, upon hearing tlio roporl of
Ihe rille, slopped, turned, and
came within50 foelof our valient
warrior, who was working I lie
rille for ull l.horo wns in it, bul
lifts, there wns but Iwo shells in
Ihe magazine, "though Mr. Nor
bury pumped enough to empty
nn ordinary magazine before
lliidiug lluil it wns omply." Tlie
beur looked ul his.adversary. aurtiL
Ihe expression   upW.Mr.   Ntt- j
hury's luce wns el gh, llinbeai'
slowly turned nnd wended his
wny In Ihe distant hills. Mr.
Norbury looked nl his rille, tKcn
at the last dlsappeiiring bonis,,
and slowly ejaculated, gone!
gone', the chance of ones life,
gone I gone! gone.
BALE & SCOTT
Contractors & Builders,
Port Steele B. G.
Estimates furnished for the erection of
Concentrators, Smelters and Stamp-mills.
All work promptly attended to.
Port Steele
Mining Division,
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.hin,Use   in   ll,,,
I'ltOSI'ECroit.
Subs, ,-,'/„ /,„• the
I'llOSI'KC'I'lHI,
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East Kooteiiay,B.C. THE PROSPECTOR,
is   riliLlsiiKli   WEEKLY M
riih   PAU3PJ$OTOR (OMl'ASY.
A, ll CilUCIi MAXAUVil.
Dovotollo tlio uiilijiildLnjf of Fori Steolo, Ibe
ili'\i<lii|)ii.i i.t nt Un' v»ii mhicnil roaoufcos ot
tliD'Kuht Kootonnj' miittnn dlstrlutt,
Advert! Helms rntes uiwle known on minHi'iaion,
CoittrllJUtloiisnrosollcUedlroraallpurteofibe
iilstrlut, but it ll mutter Intended for puliUctatton
must huv tlie writers slifnuture.
POET
STEELE
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MONTREAL     WANTS     AN
EXHIBITION    OP
MI.NKRAI.S
gram, to help the establishment
of the exhibition of minerals,
Trusting their petition will be
considered favorably, I hn-.e the
hosor to be, Denr Sir, yours  re
spec! fully,
X. l,tM,Ved.
.iiiini   orasslck.    A.n.tU'ii,','.   n.w.Uiinu-s.
l(.I..T.(lnllirnlUi.     Tnomils   McVittie.
Tim   li.'Xt   ri'vuliu-   iii.'i'lltiit   ol   llu-   lissiit'l-
utlfili Will   Im ll.-l'loii Suttirtliiy. s,'|il ber 5,
All  jittssllilt! Information   will lie  finnlsh-
,,l   Iiy   tlio  Assiicliitltiti. ulit'ti ii|i|,lli'iitl,iu to
Tlitiliins  McVIUlo,   Sit,   Port  Stt'i'l,'   U.C.
A COUNTRY    WITH   A
FUTUM'1.
UOSSI.ANIl M1NBI1.
liril'ish Columbia Will be the
richest portion ot Canada, [twill
have a million population in a
few years nnd many nourishing
towns and cities, It is tbe most
promising new country on the
continent) nnd he is a wise man
who now secures a good foothold
Within its borders.
Much ol tin., population tit
present is American and trans1
ieiil, in ohm-actor, bul. lime moves
on llnd  llle  possibilities of  tbe
coun try.disclose themselves many
of these enterprising Americans
will become pi'i'maneut residents
il mil fully qualified subjects,
Americans lind the atmosphere
ol British Columbia a congenial
one. They like the respect for
law and order everywhere apparent, Thoy like the security afforded to property and business.
They like Hie way labor is pro.
tectod us well as the capital
Thoy do not lind Hie Country
liarrassed by the everlasting com
tontion over tlie money ipiestion. I
The bunking system is ns stable:
us any in ibe world mid bank
failures ure almost unknown. All
Ihese are features which tell witli
our American friends and which
mnke them willing additions to
our population,
\\'e sluill also draw largely from
eastern Canada-. Some of tin-.
wealthiest and best men of Mon,
trul. Quebec, Toronto. Ottawa,
Winnipeg mid other eastern oil
ies have already been here, more
ure coming, nnd nil of them will
be heartily welcomed. We have
ii Held here for the ablest business men from all over the world
nnd our ultimate population will
lie one of great wealth nud high
character. Fortunes aro being
made here almost every day und
ihe most satisfactory feature of
il is Hint lln- itu-ii who make ihoh'j
l,,ri.ii,e.s do ue' - "''*" from   my
 i.u'.i. .i class. Tbt. eoiintr. is
thoroughly democratic. TKe hum-
bleat miner or prospector Is held
Inofigreal respect us Ihe million
aire mine owner, us u mailer of
fuel ihe humble minor or prospector of today maybe Hie mil
lioiuiirc mine owner of tomorrow
His ill such u community that,
human capability finds its opportunities and that man reaches the
ivlehoat plane of excellence.
Communicated,
Dear Sir:
Montreal. September I: The
viilue of the mineral products of
Canada, for last year, is about
^22,000,000. lu Tniled Slides,
during Ihe same period, Ihe mill-1
erul output, was $012,000,000.
Tlie mineral resources of Canada
are just ns large, if not superior, j
to those of the 1'uiled Slates,
but they want to bo known, thoy
Want to he  developed.      History
teaches that the progress of nil
nations, past and present, bus
always been in proportion lo ibe
development of tlu-ir mining industry.
One of Hie most effective ways
of settling u country has always
proved to be the opening of
mines. For a hundred years,
the Government of Great Britain
had been spending millions uselessly, trying io establish a
settlement in Australia, but the
year the mines were Opened, in
1850, the population in less than
twelve months, went up to 25i i, ';
shortly after, Australia ranked
as a great country.
The Americans,  tin.. Europeans and South Africans are coming now to work Canadian mines,
and tlie attention of the financial
world has been called to the mineral resources of Canada, just at
the time when capitalists do not;
like to invest in United States, j
on account of the Silver Ques-1
lion,    lt seems Hint the oppor- j
lunily lias come for Canada to
know iis own mineral resources,
and let them be known to capitalists.
In order to accomplish this
object, I have proposed to establish in Montreal, a permanent
exhibition of minerals, from all
the mines of Canada, • In connection with it, will be published
the assays, the description of
ouch mine, the cost of mining,
Ihe output, the maps and plans,
showing situation of each mine,
the distance from railroad and
water communication! etci weekly
reports whenever obtainable, will
also be published.
They are organizing in Montreal, now, the Mining Exchange:
but they want to see the exhibition of minerals established lirst,
so they will get reliable information about mines, Then, with
the exhibition and the mining
exchange, there will be created
in Montreal, a market, where nil
the miners and investors could
meet.
When the "mining boom"
exists, some speculators take ad-
vantage of it. in order to sell
worthless mines, There is n
gentlemaiii chairman of n mining
company from British Columbia,
who inserted a great many errors
in his report to the shareholders,
last month, in London, England)
'I'lie industry of our Canadian
phosphate wus killed partly in
ihai way. by misrepresentation
to shareholders!
Such un exhibition will be a
check against those unsound
speculations, and will ul the
suine time encourage legitimate
mining. All the milling coin
inanity wind. it.
Hon. Mr. lionglcy, Attorney
General, Nova Scotia, wrote to
me ii letter, from which I quote,
"I think a permanent exhibition
of minerals in Montreal would
tie a good thing. If ibe matter
is pm on a satisfactory basis, it i
i- pi'ohiibie thni the Provincial I
rtinwBfliH-.uiosi    eoncernodf
w«*Tni(i|(„ ii fui'.aml rcu^!^^,,
coiinkbiiiiitu to sustain such un
oxhibifciir "
A pefwion is before ihii government, signed hy a great many or
the foremost gentleman in the
country! including members of
piirliniiienl, Alderman, Hunkers,
Brokers, Financiers-, business
firms nnd mining men. They
nsk the Government  to give a
C.P.R,  AND KOOTENAY
MESHAUGHESSY MAKES A
STATEMENT.
'the Company Becogniisos the
Importance of Tapping the Gold
fields Thoy Musi See Their
Way Clear However, Ik.fore
Buildiug,
NOTICE.
,,(  A|i|illmlliiii   Itir  (Vrtllli'iili,
nl   llil|l>'i,v,'IIX'llls.
si liuRtino Minima Cliiloi uluiiilo In llm I'tiH
Stoolu  Minion Uli'lul 'i  Rum  Kiwuiiny
In.iiii'i. Wlit'iv l„,'in,',l On llio wiMl Nltlii nt
toworMoyloliilmuliiiiil I', mlHu iinni Moylo
T.\l\t: NOTION tluu .limit'st'l'i.nlii I'. M.c.
Nn, .is  liii,i„l, Miiy ,iu\, (it iir limn
unroot, in ii|iiili iioiit' Minion Koi'tiriloi' lor «
riTtllli'iili' "I luiiirovonwiiu, lor llio nlll-pono,,!
ulilillnllill ., ,'!„,, n oi'iinl „I Hit, olinvu ,'liilln
Vul fm'llnl til',,,' nulliT Unit lit'11,,0. initli'i'
-'■> i   ■'•   HUM   I,,'   ,'„ini, ,'i',l  ll,'!,,!,' Ill,'
litiltxt llll, Wlnil iliiv til lllllnM, 1KIH1.
^ununuHiinuutui«Anii,iiiiiM«iiu««t«vuw«ii«nit«iuwiiwwm«t>*«v
1 AMERICAN i
Montreal, Sept. 3;  Vice Pro
sklent Sliaugliessy, of IhoC.B.E.
speaking of the need of railways
Io open up the gold districts of
British Columbia said:"Tho Company has not heen indifferent to
the matter whicli has engaged
our attention for some time past,
and which is still engaging our
attention. We understand the
necessity of the road, but at the
same time we cunnot be indifferent to tlie difficulty and expense
uttendent upon tlie construction
of tlie same. Just whether any
active steps can be taken in tlio
near future it Is impossible to
say. The matter will require car-
etui consideration as the work is
of an important character. Our
company has not been indifferent
to the development of the gold
mining industry of British Columbia, but before putting our
hands to such work we need to
see our way perfectly clear.
NOTICE.
N.'li.'ii   „!   Al,|,ll,'illl„li   („I'   OtU'ltllOUlO
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1,,'ITi-llil Mllli'lnl ('lull,, slllllll,' In 111,' l''„rl
Sioolti  mlnlim illvWoo „t  hum   Kootonny
iii.ln.'t. Wli,'it'!„,'iui',t. ,\ fi'iit'Uon tiotwi'i'ii
lit,' I'OUT noil IJUOl'll „l 111,' hills inliu'i'iil ,'lnliiis
on lowoi-Moylo lolio,
tuck noticf. Unit Joinonoi'tioln !•'. M.li
X... '.'.ii'.'s Inlooil, ,l.\i.v ooy» Iinni Ui,' ilnio
li,i,'"l. loiuiplj loUiii Minion u,','„i',li,i' („i- n
,', rinl.'iiii' „r ImiiriivonioiKo, (or iho miniowi „l
oiitoUUnK ii Crown ui'imt uf tliu nlwvo elnlm.
Alul fiiitllt'i- tnltt' ntiUiT Umi iii'iltni, tioik-r
section :'.'■ nuei im noiomounotl liuforo llm
Umi.iii,',',,i MU'liffi'lllli'iil,, „l Iniimivniimols,
Doled llils '..'Jml till)' of \OKllsl, IHUtt, ,
TUPPER   IS   LEADER ..
T11I5 CONSBUVAl'lVE OAllOUS W'AS
HUM) TODAY,
Sir Charles the Unanimous Choice
of the Party—Enthusiasm and
Harmony Prevailed Throughout,
The Conservative caucus Was
held today, Among thoso
present were Sir Charles Tupper,
Hon, Hugh John MaCdonald, Sir
Adolpho Caron, Mr, Haggart,
Dr, Montague, Di\ Sproiile, Mr.
Clarke and Mr, Osier, MaclCeiv-
zie Bowell and Clarke Wallace
wero absent,
Mr, McClear.V, of Wollaiul.
moved a resolution seconded by
Mr. Dtipont, that Sir Charles
Tupper be lender. Which Was
carried Unanimously.
Sir Charles replied and thanked
the gathering for re-elecling
him leader of the party-. Its
policy in the future-, as in the
past) would be the maintaining
of necessary protection to industries.
The greatest harmony and
enthusiasm prevailed. The
meeting was a targe one. Several malcontents of last session,
including Mr. McNeill, were
present
The vast mineral wealth of
British Columbia-, bucked up by
its vuhiuble fisheries, forests nnd
productive soil; Ibe splendid possibilities of the Territory fpr
cattle raising and kindred industries, and Manitoba's great wheat
dllds, on.sntr.if foi' the west a
bHgWfulUrei The time cunnot,
he fir dlstnnt when Ihe VVcsl will
oxo/l n greater inllnence in the
tiff/if-H uf the Dominion Hum it
dies today. 11 depends very
nliich upon ourselves how long
/lint day is postponed. The
Province.
NOTICE.
Nallco nf  A|iiill,-iilltiii   (or  Corlllli'itlo
ol  ltii|ii-ovi',imou.
Kosii fraction Mlimrul Claim, Hltlloto In tlio
■',,1't smnln Mining Division or Kust Kooionuy
lisli-k'l. Whom loi'lllod: A (ronllno liolwrnm
lie IVut mnl si. Hitntnii niltmnil olollns on tlio
owor Moylo lolio,
'l'AKI-1 NO'l'lCM Unii.looms Cronln R M. C.
\*o. '..'IIWH. inli'inl. sixty iluys' from tho llttlo
ini-onl. to npjily to llio Mining Konortlor (or It
't'l-tillniiln ol iinin-ovnnionls. (or llio purpose o!
intninlng n Crown ni-tiol of tlie iilmvo I'liilin,
Ami further lultti online Unit iietlcn, Hotter
loetlon 117. iiiusi lie eominennntl lielore tlio
ssnnin-e of sllnll nurlllleolo in Improvements.'
Dlltoil tilts -^otl tiny of August. ISIMI.
NOTICE.
Nollee  of  Apiillt-otlon   (or  Cerllllnute
of Improvements.
IMerMlnenilcliilnmllimtn In llio Port Steele
mining division or Host Kootenuy illsirlnt.
l.oeiiteilonllieeiiHlsltle of lower Moylo hike
about III miles from Moylu bridge.
TAKI! NOTICE Hull Jnmes t -n.uln Ml c.
No lllWliS, Intentl, sixty itiiys from lite tlote hereof, to upply lo llio Mining Keeordorforueortlll-
euto of Imiiroveineitts, (or llio porposo of
iililolnlng ii Crown grunt o( the olmve elnlm,
Anil further take notlee thnt oetlon, under
seetion 117, must he eommoneed before the
Issoonee of simh eertlileutn of Improvements,
Uiiteil this iHnil dny of August, ISII0,
NOTICE,
Noilt'o of Appllontton  for CerUtiotito
of Improvements,
The Qonoii ol tho mils Mineral cliiliii, sltnuto
In the Port Steele Mining Division ot Kust
Kootonny lllslrlet, I.oeiitetl on tho Etltttorn
Shore of Moyle Unite ulioilt two mill's from Un
outlet,
TAKE NOTICE Unit I Frank Houghton
Ii', M, O No-ffllll. nod E, P, Utivls V ,U, 0. No
TlllW-. Iiuonil. sixty dnys from tho time hereof,
to opply to llm Mining lleeoi-der (or u ecrtlll-
t-iite of tniprovmiioiitK. for tho pilrposo of oh-
tuliitng o Crown grunt ol the oltovo nloim.
Ami further loltn nollee Hint oetlon. underset's
tltin 117. must he eninmoneuil liolnrothe Isstiiinee
o( stmh nertllleiilt! o( Iniiirovoinenls,
limed ihl- Hi'iih dny of August, mini
porPnuik lltiuglilon,
NOTICE,
fJitlliT   uf   AptOlt'iitinn    ftir   L'Krtlllt'iilu
nf tmiH'ovinii-'iits,
Tlie Moyle Minora I Ctultn HluitiLu Hi Uk< Fori
Sleele Mlitlnv Dlvlslutinf ISlwi K'liiili'iui.v Dis-
trteM WH-ui'U loiMitcil;—On thu IflnHturti Slioro
of Moyle l.iilte iihmit two inlles from Un outlet.
TAKK NOTIllKttmt I l-'rutilt llmiulilon l-\
Mi C. No '1XM umi li), P, Dnvlis R M, O. No,
nvm Inteml. »lxly iluys rrom the ditto huro-
of, to ii|i]il,v lo Uie Minim- Ueeonler Tor it
eei-lllletlto of litintnvenii nts. for the iwrpoHO of
obtttilllllK a l.'iowii uuihl of Die nbovo eliiliti.
Ami tin-tlier inlte not leu Unit notion, under
xeellon ;17. hUlsl lu1 eoiiiineiicetl boforu the Issn-
itnce of mii'li eei'tlllfiile of llii[)rovt!iii«nls.
Dtttoil tlih wm dny of Aukiiki, IWMI.
liur Frank Houuluon.
NOTICE \
I, liet'oby Klva notiijo, that sixty ilivys
nfier ilti'to I Intend to apply to the Chief
Cotnmlimlonor of Lutuis nnd VVorlts. for per1
mission Iti purchase one hlllltlrod nnd slxly
neres of unreserved and unoccupied Crown
lands en Mark creek Must Kootenuy district,
the ItilUiii post Iii'Iiik Hie N.W. corner, slf-
unto ' ii the N-M-linnk of Mark creok,aiid
Hindi! two hundred fei i noi'tli of the WnifHOH
mad hrldKU, tlience (IIMHI) forty clinins Hast,
theiico (111,1)11} forty chains South, thence
(■HUH)) forty chains West, thence (-10.1)1)) fully
chains North to initial post.
Dated this II Hi dny of July iWfc
\l O, .letinliiKHi
SUBSOH1J3J3 KOUTHK IM-tOSlM-'CTOH
NOTICE ,
Sixty days after dnio, 1 Nell McLeod iiiithiii.
Intend lo apply lo the Chief t'oimiiSssioiici- of
I,uniis mnl U'orlcH tit Vletorht. for poi'mlHKloti
to purohtiHU | Hid ] iiiree hundred and iwonly
Acres of hind un Murlt Urdult: UoiiitiH'tiollut at
ii post sliimti' on Mark creek distant I'u clinins
I'inul of U. 1), ilciinlinis Smilli Wt'Ml corner
tlience i-tiiinlnir in chaltn- Kust; theiico ho
chains South: llienre in elm Ins West; theiiee
hochidiii S'ortli lopiiliit otromment'oniont.
Slnnuil,    Nell Mcl.eod Cttrrnn.
per U. S, C. AkciiI.
poll Steele Kust Kooionav U.C,
-Ainnist.-;.ith Iffllil,
STORE.
GENERAL MERGttflNDIE   |
\ (iianl Powder, Mining Supplies k Hardware,!
! GROCERIES  I PROVISIONS 1
I Supplies vox Miners & Prospectors,        jj
1  BIJONES fllKJ GOMFmNY, |
\ FORT   STEELE   B.C. j
-limnuinHniumnuwntmnuunnnnunvniimiiuunnnmnl
I UPPER KOOTENAY NAVIGATIONS
COMPANY, |
Steamer Annerly.
Will  make   two   trips   each   week
between Jennings Montana, and
Fort  Steele, B. C.
FOR   FREIGHT   AND   EXPRESS   APPLY   TO
B.W.JONES.
Jennings   Montana,
ssssssssssssssssssessssssssssssssssssssssssssssaessa*!
H.G. PARSONS. l
U      GENERAL     MERCHANT
WHOLESALE   LIQUOR   DEALER,!
Golden  B. C.
AGENTS   FOR  THE
Confederation   Life  Association.
Canada  Accident  Assurance Co.
Phoenix   Fire   Assurance   Co.   of   London   Eng,
Phoenix   of   Hartford.
Liverpool, London, Globe, and Atlas Assuranoe Co's.
Western Assurance Co. British Assuranoe Co.
Pacific Coast Fire Insurance Co.
AND     OTHERS. |
S)>^i««SS9^8$e«S9e9«»SSeS^i£9g«SS69eS^«96SftS^e9eS((l
UPPER COLUMBIA NAVIGATION  AND TRAMWAY GO. Ltd. =
And   The
INTERNATIONAL     TRANSPORTATION    GO.
Connecting   with   Tin-
CANADIAN PACIFIG & GREAT  NORTHERN RAILWAYS.    \
TIME      TA13LE'
Season   of   iHilii,
t   Leave Golden every Tuesday -l a.m,
|   Stage leaves Fort Steel Wednesday at i! p.m.
I F. P. ARMSTRONG,   MANAGER.
iSr-^s-^S-1-^****™"™*™™***"*™™^^
1 DALGARDNO  HOUSE. |
I PORT STEBILE B. C. '
[Sow tinder the management of
A. MORIIN.
Is ,'i large and attractive Hotel
o)' (jniet elegance in all its
appoihtihcnts , with a
■casino of sxiperior
excellence.
Special rntes Iiy the 'month ,
Se9S9&S(i»SM»«i^wtnt««mw««mM<mii^^ IKVIN(iONKOSSLANI)
(.
.'li'iiilsireei's Manager Tells Toronto People About ThjS
Country,
I'l'TI'I'K OP KOOTENAV
lie Makes Somo Estimates of Its
Consumption of Eastern Manufactured Moods Crow's iVest
Puss Railway Would do an
Immense Business
One ol' tin; most businesslike
und interesting statements yet
mado about the mining districts
pi British Columbia's in tlie form
pi an intervjew with Mr. Thos,
C. Irving, tho Toronto superin-
l nidant of Brndsfreols, published
in the Toronto (.'lobe of August
L'l. Mr. Irving hud just returned
from nn extended visit tn eust
und west K'ootenuy und during
his lour miide very careful observations, His stiilemenls will
parry much weigh! with the people of eastern Camilla. Afler
some very pleiisnn) remarks on
Rossland und the mines here
|ho infei'view proceeded ns follows;
"ll will" he continued, >' no
doubt surprise many people to
know thnt Kosslnnd. whicli wus
two years ago this month a camp
of 80 or -10 people with but ono
house in it, is now a place of at
least 0,000 people, witli a line
wide avenue; built up as no
American mining town of its size
or age is built up."
"And now about the Rossland
market?" he was asked,
"A conservative estimate," he
replied, ''as to the amount of
drvgoods, groceries and hardware consumed in tlio Kosslnnd
camp is nbout 1100 carloads of 15
tons each, Trail will receive at
least 150 carloads or 2,250 tons
ol' light merchandise; Nelson, 200
carloads or 8,000 tons; Snndoii,
2oo carloads or 8,000 tons; Now
Denver and Three Forks, 200
carloads or 8,000 tons: Pilot Buy.
75 carloads, or 1,125 tons; Ains-
worth, 25 carloads or 875 tons;
YVuiiotu, 10 carloads or 200 tons.
making in ull about 1,800 carloads, or 20.000 tons. The figures only apply to the lower half
of west Kootenay,
' '(.If course Ihe greatest activity
in all British Columbia is now in
the district of which these places
are tho centres of the different
mining camps. These figures of
Carload lots do not include the
lurge amount of machinery which
bus i onlly boon imported info
the camp nud sol up in the various mines, nor docs ii include
liny oats, bran, powder und other
varied products of the field and
of 11n* manufactory,
WHAT IT MEANS.
''A slight consideration of
those figures will permit one's
Imagination to calculate the
number of persons who have
been engaged in the raising,
manufacturing and transportation of these probably 8.000 carloads of the varied production of
the east and of Washington
stale. The farmer, the nrtizinn
nnd tho railroad mnn have nil
profited by this now industry of
gold, silver, copper und lend
mining in British Columbia."
"A recent nnd, I bolievo, careful estimate made by u Inwyer in
New Denver, in presenting the
case for the appointment of a
county court judge, estimated
thai west Kootenay paid Into the
Dominion treasury [or customs
Illld excise ono sixtieth nl the
whole revenue of Canada. This
is Imposed upon goods nnd bus
been   paid   into   ibe  customs
wards In ll|o cily of Toronto will
ocpfal ihe population ol' {he
whole of south Kooleiiny some
Idea may be giilhei'od of what
Ibis mnrkol is worth lo eastorn
Canada, Al least one third ol
tho products of all kinds consumed in soul hern Kooleiiny are
purchased and brought in from
thu United Slules
"Another fact worthy of consideration,"he continued, "is thut
a gootjly  portion of  the  goods
sold by eastern Canada huve been
brought in over Amorlcan railways Instead of Ihe Canadian
Pacific railway, especially during
the winter monihs, because of
defective transportation, The
greatest poi>tjon of the vegetables and hay, nearly all tho sheep
and hogs are brought in from
the states, of Washington and Or
ogon. One of the great, longings
of Canadian farmers, especially
in Manitoba anjl jibe northwest,
is for u market for thejr products
and for their beef, sheep and
hogs, What they need, and
what the mining wimps of British
Columbia need, is a quick and
cheap transportation of al] Unit
Ihe Manitoba and Northwest far.
mer has to sell and all that the
British Columbia miner desires
lo consume. The arrangements
do not supply the needs of either
the people of Manitoba and flip
northwest or those of British
Columbia, Mining in British
Columbia has just begun- -It can
be scarcely said that it has even
begun—us anyone who is nt a|l
familiar witli the country from
Fort Steele west, to Hope, near
the Pacific coast can testify. A
line of railway through tho
(Vow's Nest Pass, connecting
with t)ie inland wnlorwuys of
British Columbia (Lake Kootenay
and tlie Columbia river) through
by way of Nelson, Rossland, and
the Okanogan district would,
when the district is fully developed, lind such a traffic, both passenger and freight, that not only
won Id it pay all fixed charges, for
its construction and rolling stock,
but also operating expenses, and
no doubt, reasonable dividends
upon tlie stock,"
'•But," interrupted the reporter, "admitting that largo
freight would enter the district,
would, not the cars have to return
empty?"
"They would carry out the
ore," said Mr. Irving. "The
North Star mine, near Fort
Steele, when fully developed will
furnish almost a trainload of ore
a tiny, Not far distant are a
group of claims owned by the
Kansas City Smelting company
which from the present developments mado upon them indicate
thai they would also furnish a
trainload of ore a day, Tlie
same remarks will apply lo a
group of claims owned by John
A. Finch and others still farther
west some 15 or 20 miles.
ENORMOUS   OUTPUT   EXPECTED.
"Perhnps a word may now be
profitably said as lo what is tlie
output whioh the mining industry
of British Columbia expects to
put forth, American smelters
have had their representatives
through southern British Columbia during the past year making
various estimates of tlie expected
output from the mines. Tho
most recent was made by one of
the largest smelting companies
in the United Slates, whose engineer has reported that the
Rossland camp alone, without
any    additional    mines   being
opened lip, will produce itl'ter
Ibe lirsl day of Ootobor, 18110, a
thousand Ions of ore per tiny, or
nol less tbnii 805,000 Ions a yeni',
the gross product of which will
amount in the neighborhood of
$7,0110,1100 to $8,000,000, one-half
of which is profit, while the to
inaiiiing half goes into wuges and
purchase ol machinery. Willi
Ihe new mines which lire beconi
profit ol' nearly is-,,i 100,000,
"If tlie Boundary creek (lis-
trici had cheap railway transportation its production after being
opened up for two years, ought
in rent'li jtf),0fi0.00d 11 year, so
thai ii mny be reasonably estimated that wilh the construction
of thn Crow's Nest Pass railway The capitalists organize a cou
Iho mining industry of southern pany to opera! 0 the mine, und
British Columbia nlojui would
amount to 880,000,000 or $10,000.-
000 a year lyithin live yours, a
greater output, it is declared)
than any stato in the American
Union, In ihe meantime,
there is abundant evidence,
though the building '.,nl projected building of railways, etc., by
Ihe Americans, thai Ihey are
fully aware of the importance of
securing th;s market.
"With the present outlook, und
what undoubtedly must come,"
concluded iVfr, trying, "there
ought jo lie in British Colui.nbia
along, nnd especially along the
southern porfion of it, a million
people within the next 25 years.
And a million mining people in
British Columbia, is. ■jygrth as.
much if noj, more to IJ10 pgpplfi
east of -the Rocky mountains
than four million people in Great
Britain, because thoy aroextniv.
ngiint consumers, and mijsf have
(1)0 best of everything,"
Kosslnnd Miner,
Ing camps In KooUumy)
very   pors  1   who   makes  the! ifi
loasl oui of mining     He genor I it
ally sells his claim to some mid- "w
dleiiiiin for a song.    Phe Huddle 'ifi
mini    interests   capitalists   I • -k
develope It, and In sodoing of toil ||
succeeds in realizing a loruosuui jk
s tho I t*****-********************^
CARLIN
MARCHING ON KHARTOUM,
as n rule, make 11 small  fortune
In the operation.    Meanwhile
the prospector goes his way,
making fresh discoveries, opening the door for the enrichment
of the middlemen, capitalists nud
investors generally, but seldom
enrich himself, ofton dying poor
and neglected, Such is life.
li, C, M, Record,
THE IJNSi'KAKAJjLK TURK.
Saltan Abdul Humid II, in a Very
Perturbed Stale of Mind,
Constantinople, Sept, 11, via
Sofia, Bulgaria, Sept 12. -The
mnch-threuteui .,.10111 Humid
II., Sultan of Tifrkov is known
to be in ,11 ve , ..ucli perlubed
stule of mind. Although the unexpected has ,.,.ppeuod in the
death of the Kus hu Minister
of Foreign .Hairs, Prince
Labnnolf-Rostoysky, the "shadow," ns .some English newspapers dnb the bend of the house
of Qsman, breathes more freely.
The air is by no 1 leim- clear,
however, The entire blame for
the recent massacres now
placed by the representatives of
tho Powers upon tho Turkish
Government, There nre rumors
thai the outbreaks hero hud their
echo in the butcheries of Armenians in several places of Asia
Minor, Consequently, the 11 •■
turn of the British fleet to Turkish waters cannot have anything
but a salutary i ffect, and Americans here are greatly pleased to
hour that a squadron of United
States war ships has heen detailed to protect American interests, The Sultan was decidedly
agitated when informed that Ihe
embassies of the Powers will not
be illuminated, us has been tho
custom, in honor of the anniversary of the Sultan's accession lo
tho throne, which he ascended
on August 81, |s7li. upon the deposition of his older brother,
Murad V. His Majesty sent
i'ewlik Pasha, Minister of Foreign Affairs, to make a round of
the embassies and to represent to
tlie ambassadors thai the oiiimis-
sion would lilcely have a bud
effect upon the Turkish troops.
The Pasha was informed in reply that the Turkish Govei uinenl
The National Matte Smelter,
DKMPSEV   &   GRASSICK.
The next few months may see
some lively compaigning hi the
Soudan, The forward movement
of the British troops from the
north, which wns delayed awaiting the rise of the Nile, bus
commenced. Simultaneously
witli the news of this advance
came reports of the northward
idvance of Baron Dhaiiis' Belgian
expedition from Ihe Congo Free
State, Although at the start of
this last named expedition it was
repeatedly denied that tho
Anglo Belgian movement had
been concentrated against the
Mahdist forces, subsequent
events lead strongly to the belief
that the British Troops from the
north and the Belgians from the
south are to move forward in
concert on Khartoum and inllict
a crushing blow on the Multilists,
which it is hoped, will result in
their extinction, Thus would
the tragic death of Chinese Gordon be avenged, Ihe disturbing
element in the Soudoneliminated
and tlie existing barrier to the
march of civilization in Central
Africa removed. It would seem
that the British, Belgian und
Egyptian governments are nt
work on a concerted plan of action in this respect,
The llimsy pretense that (he
British advance southward was
solely for the purpose of strengthening ibe Egyptian frontier
audio prevent an incursion of u,,, ,,,.,,,,, ,,,.     , i ,y
tho dorvishos into lower Egypt, disordor here or elsewhere would  ?  a, 0l'.    8 S M. 0t.'     ', "li   .
,       ,        ,, .1    ,        , ,     . . ,     11 her 111    he ore is   Us natural.  A ina   respeci 11  v solicited
has been thrown, apparently, to endanger tl". intog ity of tho i , . , '
,1    ...;., 1 ,n    ,11 m,    ', iii'i oiil\-,  and  its cosl   has no
the winds. Turkish empire.   Thoabovowas
\
FORT   STEELE   B.C.
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I DRY GOODS,
I CLOTHING,
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K.
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if
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BOOTS & SHOES,  !
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MINING   SUPPLIES *>
cB HARDWARE, %
it
Agents   For  The  California       J
Giant Powder Company. ■#
iiMiiMiiiiiiiiniiiiiii
g ZS
g S   I   uu Lu 1
I HOUSE I
■E 3
I The Pioneer 1
| HOTEL I
g 2
I of Port Steele, 3
fir -2J
I stficuu First Glass, 1
g FREE SAMPLE, ROOM FOR COMMERCIAL, MEN. 3
g Charles   L,evett,   Prop. 3
A practical, cheap nnd siinpl
method of matting sulphide ore, I
such ns nickel, oopper, .Hold, nnd j
silver ores, in localities whore
lend ores nnd [nol nre scarce nnd ■
almost unattainable, our pyritie, |
water jacketed Matte Smelter
bus been recognized with highly
heen thoroughly tested on vari-
ous pyritie, sulphide nnd arson-    POP 1   Sl El'^LI:,
ide ores, in capacity of 2 to SO
CONTRACTORS
AND
BUILDERS.
Port   Steele  li.C
tons per day, ll is the simpliest j
I method of gold nnd silver ore
ASS A Y    (i P !•' I C !■'.
i matting, and concentrating that
must take sl ips to prevent nnv .  ,
,  , ,    ,•       ,, ,, .      is known lo-tlnv.
such demonstration, tor   "lung
loss was hinted at, upon tlie part ,         .                      ,.
,,. . ,      ',   ..   ' tt requires no extraordinary
of    lie   Minister     *   Foreign , .,,        ,    ,                  „    ,    Cold    Kilv
,,„ .        ,.    ,,.              : skill, no load ores, no  fluxing    ""■     '"
Affairs, and tho latter was remin- ,   . ,     ,    ,   ,,   ,,        ,
,,.,,, . , innli.rinl.iiml iiotnt'l lor lliesmel-   ,.-,
det again that n co- inuunco ol, . .          ,   „.,      ,   '■'
For
Stei
lo 13. (
Silv
■r.    (
'oppei
pric
■s to
suit  !
Better transportation facilities
are all that are wanted lo mnke
the mining camps of British Columbia the wonder of the world.
It is only n question of a short
time for development work to
demonstrate fully the groatrj di
ness of our mines", but until w
the   real gist of  f     roph of |coml™ wf ™* otho1 l'10" All work will  receive  pi „,i
cess of concenlrnling.
''I
Tewlik I'nsh.i received nt Iho em
bnssies, but. 'he won
with u vonoor of Oriental diplom
ncy, was to the effect Ihal ' «aftor | t'0'~uTlst.niUu]
attention.
'      Wc nro proparod lo furnish any
■/,!• or capacity plan! complete
recent events here,   rop]
livesof the Power's found ii suitable to observo mourning nnd as
illuminatloiiH signified rejoicing.
such   displays   upon   Monday I""".',  "'. "
„   ,       ..    .   .       '., iniiiilu-iiliiii
mining pi-op
PORT STEELE MEAT CO.
j it up und furnish our men lo run
il lor them mi easy payments. \
Prices untl specifications, with
references and testimonials  nil"* PKKSH meats
WHOU5HAI.K A  KK'l'AII. I1EALKK:
would boo I of placo,'   ll is well
nppl
have   rnilroiids development  Is I known in iliplomntic circles flint
not prosocutod wilh Hint vigor
which otherwise il would be.
Wc trust tin'li, Ihllt tin1 goM'i'ii-
mon! of Caniuln and our provincial authorities will encourngo
lallroad building in this province by every moans In their
power.
The whole counlry seems lo In
Idled wllh prospectors, and IhoLjirimrs remiilnedclosed
Ing producers, Ibis lonnnge must >iil und hardships those men en-
bo   largely   augmented,     The dure entitle them forleh rewards, i
the Sultu.   mil his advisors w
(ioii'jnd.ernbly luken ' ■■ |< by the]
:-,pi>:-.■' ;. '       i'oni|ili'li.     nccord   M;iiii,ii„'iin,'i..   i    ■
whir   '      ' aiiioiiK      i-L'pri sen ,,„,, .,:i,,,.„
lid   . ■   i .   Hu   IVm-ni-g,   In ii,,-
llll'; : ivflilt., llOWl '.•"' illl'ss is J        i  ... iebii   mu ,-
l„>infi i-esu ued in tlitiv".'iil_ i|ii;u
tin's of the Turkish cdj    liuxcepl     BQUlPMlifTT   i
llinl tlie st restif Ai'ineniuns und
soiiii' ol the stores o„      i,\' ft
trikly delirerii to mining camps
Vnrth Star ami Wild li;,- Ilii
UOllSUN  A   Sl'CKSMtTM
UKI1I ITION  Woll
vl    1.0   IS,  Mi,
houses    iii    Kosslnnd,     Trail, I
Wanetii,   Nelson    and    Kaslo. Slocan nnd Ainsworlh districtsjUiirortunately    however,     lliel
When ii Is considered thnt possi- this year ought to ship at least  prospector (without whom there    s' w
bl,y one of tbe most  po]iulous 150,000 tons of ore, making a not would probably bo but fuw mill-j   auvkhtiijb in Tins iit^.-wiou.
il'Ali TlIK I'lliiSI'KC
Ini;  Tin. PkosI'i-i 'I'i
J . ,/'. (jUINl.li'.W.
j i.EXKI'Al,    III.ArUSMITIi,
AMI
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GOVERNMENT
TMC^fi^HJS  l't!ft'I"|.:^;\-VV
"V.  s
mo time in November 1S95,
lition  - gnod by all the large
ng companies and others iii'i latter,  wus for-
J to the ll..;' Tho Minister
...iids und Works, praying
the Kootenay river from
Sleele to the International
idary line, be improved,
reasons for the same, ox-
TAU-'.S   OP   THE   TlAVX
MA 11, SERVICE.
_^^^_^_^__^^_^__ rrin- mad servit't' of  Ihe   Porl
.Yu'\ls.-ay Thai. Wus a Surprise Sl^'elo district can anil ought to
j in- improved,    H  was sumcionl
io the Eastern Experts,      |u,.. the past, but with thediscov
cry, and iiuprovements uiado in
our minora! resources ii  is now
far behind lb.' times, .'wo want"
and should  have,  u  round  trip
every week from Golden. Mining
deals itre being made \\ hich re
quire   prompt   transmission   o
CUAIU.F.S HACI.FAS,
I'hljsieiiin if Siieillfli
l-'uUT STEEI.I',   H. i'.
\t'K   KINO KNEW  OF   IT
i-ry person who has li\ed in
I11
ui  Uu' petil
 ^^^^■jliil!    Uu-
work |)i'iiyed for, will greatly in-
i rense the common ial prosperity
of Uu' district, whiiii is now si
heavily handicapped   in  conse-
quoin f the obstructions in tin
river, which imperils navagationr
during the spring ' and fall
months. Large mining proper
ties ure being operated at present under exeat disadvantages ini"""3 "1
the matter of transportation.
Then, is only line gravel bars
between Fori Steele und the
boundary line requiring attention
all thai, is requisite, would be the
erection of n wins dam at each
of ihese points. The expenditure
would be comparatively small.
Ilul it would assure us eight
monihs of Navigation, This petition was drawn up umi approved
by u mass meeting hold in Port
Steele. East Kootenay li. C. On
October I lih 180ii and signed by
ull the residents of this portion
ol tlie district us well us all tho
mine owners. Nothing overcame
from this petition, unit u short
season of navigation wus ihe result. The North Slur company
would hiive shipped many thousand tons of ore wore il possible so
to tin. Steamboats aro al present
plying on Ihe Kooleiiny from
iTenningsas far asTobaceo plains,
wit hill do miles of Port Steele,
und were ii nol for ihese few obstructions in Hie shape of gravel
bars Ihey  would come lo Port
Sleele      There is no   tloillll    tlllll
winter is the best time In curry
on woii( of this kind, in conse-
l|llellff of I hi' low Slllge of Wilier.
nud ihe ndvunliigo ol' working on
Ibe ice. And at Ibis lime we cull
Ibe allenllon of Hie mombor from
this district lo Hie above buds,
also the necessity of improving
the river as soon as possible,
'■We  learn   that    appropialion
have, or soon  will   be   Ulllde   for
Hie improvement of Hie Coluin
bin," anil why nol ihe Kootenay
Our mines will lake out a largi
amount of ore during Ibe winter
more slenmboiits will be required
in transfer this large amount i
nre. The International coniuieri
Wesl
eru
mini)
IS
knows
.lael,
King
idri i
ss Hie
. wh
!'V
ii'
is     111
.ill,
w
k 1
in    the
ins run
perl
" and
he  d
Isl
iked
hiu
i  most
\
short
lillie
Uf
.Ti». \V 1
el!
Plel
ir mil:
e wa
s
llle
sen
sation.
and
had b
I'ell s
la
ked r.
•pe
ntedly,
wbil
e suit
a tie
r
suit
Im,
I   been
br n
ight ti
. find
i
nil   \.v
io
owned
Jack
was
. Bound r;
\- Oity.
'ul'el
n
l frier
,1s
lie wns
star
n a s
al
00U tl
..or
, when
documents lo lee outsul
H-Jci.vhUh'
Weekly Stage
BETWEEN
Port Steele li.C.
and
Tobacco Plains,
nnd delays caused b\  the
\:,\j^mmmmmmm\
nilside and return, often ■——	
llu'   ,i,';'1 "' f;,!i '|)i'i.u..',i, i   | ,,av,, ,,,,„., Sleele Salurdu.\>
iss is thoreb.i entailed  to
iiin I one or both parties. We call the
attention ol ihe government lo
this want of the district, ami
trust thnt il will soon be
remedied.
,. ,. Tobacco Plains Tuesdays,
Por Freight and Express rates.
Apply to
R, l-I.BOHART,
Port Sleele li.C.
lil'll.I)   A   SMELTER
B. C.
CAPACITY    01-'    200    TONS
A Capital of §750,000 Is Said to
Be Behind the New Enterprise.
 ^^^Bbd n number!
ie   the  genteel experts.   They'
ii:,-  ii""!- wis tl e person, ihey]
'■an,., up an,! shook hands with Syndicate  Formed   to Operate
him, ami invited   him   to  have;
something,   Jack  called up liis One   al    Vancouver.
friends—and  he  bus a host of
friends. They took hot scotches.
Then the experts commenced to
pump Jack, for ihey were anxious
to find out something about tbe
Flour, and  they  hail been told
that Jack knew all nbout it,
"We understand you can tell
us something about tlie La
Flour," saitl one of them.
"(ih. yes," replied Jack, "I
know all nbout thut claim."
More drinks at the experts' expense and more friends of Jack
in on tlu- drinks.
"We understand you havo hud
some assays made,1' said another.
"Ob yes." replied .luck, us he
bil oil' Hie end of n cigar, "I've
tested it pretty well."
More drinks and more friends
in Oil lllelli
''Indeed!" said another, "Can
you tell us What il runs''
"I can Ihal." (More drinks
here anil more friends in) "I
sent samples lo Suit Lake, Denver, Omaha, Swansea and Gut-
It'iihiirg und got returns from
every one of t belli,"
One of tho experts, who hud
been sent out by ii syndicate to
lind out nil about Hie property
and thinking be hud u snap on
Information, got .luck in the cor
tier iiiid slipping a s.'o note in bis
hand, pulled him on the shoulder
und said:
"My good fellow, pray tell nn
bow Hint claim runs anyhow nnd
I   will   make   it   worth   your
on the river is increasing i •■... ,
year, this year,   there  was  four     " Well, my friends," suid duck,
large steamboats plying on the|as hc nlbbnd llis lmn(1 through
In. HANSON. 1
E       GENERAL MERCHANT       3
£ AND 1
£ -'
LIQUOR DEALER. 3
I Manufacturer of 1
*- *^j
I       all kit-ids of        I
a
McLEOD & B0ESER
Contractors »"<i Builders.
1-lllMTl KI-:  Illld   SIIOC   \VOKK
A   SPECIALTY.
First Class Work Guaranteed.
Shop Opposite the Furl  Steele
Printing Office.
river, nexl year there will be nl
least nine and possibij ten en-
srnged in i-i,-. ignting i: ii Kooti i.
ol Hie Ki
the mining
ids hair in a thoughtful manner
"I kinder like .vou, and I might
tell  vou. but 1 hadn't onglil to,
but, s||\     you won't It'll where il
"Never worry about tliat, my
good fellow," umi ho handed
Jack n 5b .'.'iii fium'.
"Well, then, from all the returns I got, tho claim i-unsSfi per
cent stakes nnd 15 per cent litigation," and Jack stalked out of
I tlie room,
TOILs
I .AIM!
W, R. Rust of tho Tacoma
smelter bus organized a syndi
cute, it is sold, for the purpose
going into tho customs smelting
business nt Vancouver, 'B.C. Ho
announces that the syndicate has
$750,000 available for this purpose. The plant proposed will
have n capacity to treat 200 tons
of ore duily,
The Nelson Tribune cpieslions
the advisibility ol' erecting smelters at points distant from the
ore supply, claiming that a smelter located at Vancouver could
not compete with smelters located
in Kootenay. In many instances
large smelters have been erected
far distant from the ore supply;
for. as a rule, the ores of the district can not be smelted alone,
and the smelters are built convenient lo railroads whicli reach
the different mining districts.
For instance, tho Consolidated
Kansas City Smelting and Refining Company havo located their
works at Argentn, a few
miles distant from Kansas City-.
This point being.central, they
can draw their supplies of on
from Mexico, Colorado, Utah
Montana mid British Columbia-
Tile coast smellers receive ore
from Porn, Central Ainericii,
Alaska and British America.
While il is true tluil certain classes of smellers could be operated
successfully In the Kooleiiny. Ihe
advantage is in favor of points
where nil classes of ore can be
obtained al a minimum cost. It
is suid thul when silicious ores
can be found in sufficient fpianli-
lies silver lead smellers can be
opernted nt a profit in the northern coiniir.v.   I p to Hie present,
BEflTTVS
CKLKllliATRll
ORGANS AND PIANOS
For Catalogues, Address
DAXIKL /•'. IIFATI'Y, Washington,
Xcic Jersey,
E A  large assortment of "^
•x ^
E seasoned lumber and shingles  2:
•*" ZS
E constantly on hand. 3
I Dimension Timber a smil I
S% WASA, B. C. I
^liiiaiiiiiiiiiiiaiiiiiiiiiiaiiiiiiiiaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiaiiiiiiiiiiUi^
THOMAS   McVITTIE.
P.L.S. & C.B ,
Fort Steele B.C.
II. I, cI'M.VI XS.
p. L. s. ,i- c. /•;,
Fort Steele B.C,
Cretins, SI15,Q0 lip. SIl',1
TIT A \tn< imlini'is wiiih, ,1 (.'atnloiiiiii
1. 1/llUw   |-rec,    AtltlriiM. liiiiii.-l I-'.
Ul'llllV, WllslliliBlt.ll,   N. .1.
Pianos, &'.!'.! ii,01) up SinHl'tilti-
flRRANS "''■•" "mil"11' i-niiiK-iu' free.
UUunilO   Ailtlress Dimli'l V. Ilwiuy. Wusli-
liiglon, N'. ,1.
IIKAWy'S Orenns SllS,00 up.
■ifin (inn   SCTl-|iilil,'rs«'iinti'il.    Atltll'i'ss
C)UU,IAIU  „r,,,i]i, Maiili'l |.-, Hi-tiuy. Wasli-
limitm. Nfiv Jersey.
$115,000   lip.     Siirn
Beatty's Orcjans ISSl'^SVLA
lli'tilly. Wosllllinton, N..I.
Beauu's Pianos ISlfeJI
lli-utly. WllsblrtBloll, N..I
duel.
The qUoslion of building slnel
lOl'S is n serious one, involving ll
largo outlay, nud companii
formed for their operation usually ascertain that the conditions ni'e right before embarking
in such un expensive enter
prise.
DISCOUNT   CANADIAN
MONEY.
11'. Pclleic. llu recti. F. C. S.
| Mm,. Fid. Inst. .1/it- .1/ E. ]
Assay Office if- Metallurgical Works.
Vancouver It. c.
Mill tests miab  on parcels of nn  up b
1.0110. Lbs in iriiijht.
Prompt riturns, itnihiceuriieiiijiniraiili'd.
.riiE.
CASSFI.I. GOLD i:\Tit.\crixt
I'OMI'AXY. - Ltd."
OF GLASGOW
Tin: MticAiiriiriiFoiiltFsT
(cYxini: ntocFss.)
Mini i's and ollnrs wanting ore Initial by
lln l'guide Process should send samples to
the Canadian representative,
W.I'FLI.FW.HAIIYFY.P.C.S,
Assay Offin if- MiMlm-yieid Works.
VAXCOl'YE'H ;,'.'.
BALE,  BRO'S.
WHOLESALE if IIETAII.
BUTCHERS.
P1SII &  GAME  IN SEASON,
Moats Delivered al The Mines al
Reasonable Prices.
If   you   wind   ibe   prime
DAIUY   PRODUCE,
All machine made on factory
principles,    Come to
WALLINGER   S:  ARNOLD.
Fort Steele B.C.
VKliETAHI.KS ,v KAKM  PHODUl'H
of nil Mudsill tho
riiii.i.UTs iiAXfiii:.
A few -pairs of inu'o Pektn Uuck«
•■faun jipr pall-.   Leave orders with
IlllltSOX ,!• SICKSMir/l.
ELDORADO
AvSSAY OFFICE
,V. ./. MAItriX.   /'.'..I/,    li. Si:
IM.MKIH.vri'. ATTENTION (IIVISN'1'0
(,'(ii.ii'Sii.vr,i;.ro|.|.i:i!.v i.kaii
ASS A YS.
Fort Slide, 11.0,
Seattle Banks Decide to Relnlinte
on Canadian Banks.
Seattle, Sept, 1.0:- The Seattle
bunks will retaliate on Ihe Clin-
however, Ihe supply of Ihal clascl n,liun bunks for discounting the
of ore bus been limiledj but notv, i money of Ihe United Slides. Tlu
W^
r
<T,W
'it
III    \  Mil,
■ ,,!i."l- ,
i tt, furnish
of Olll'll Willi
H'lll    In   llll
,       I'i'il'.'
Hi;'."   in 111,
I'l'li ip « IHCI    .11,     Hi   lln'   l    ,ili
-spiie,; torritory ure comparativ
ly lew in iiumbnr nud aro uol.j"1"""'"1
specially   noteworthy   for tholr
''levelopiii'id or protlut liveiiess.      ■■ ' '
H'. 0. Coininercial .lourmil.     [Sl!B9(!luniSFOUTI!E1UtOSJ'KCT01l
wilh duvelopmont, it Is becoiniug
nbiindaul, und il wus uol ij'i nil
improbable thul sevornl rjarge
siiieliei., may i»- erected.%n thu
Kootenay, y.^
Mutle siii<;J.K"-i'ts ure usually lor
mailer bus been discussed infer
m'.'illy by ibe clearing bouses and
Iiiiiii iit'iion will be liilcen ul once.
TbeCiiuudiiins have been making
u discount of leu per cent, on
American money, and Iho pro
tin.' p.urp'Ke of Ireiiliiig iilU'clllssj posetl uelioli ill Ihe Aiuericiill
ol ore wilh iron or copper ns tin- [bunks, which will undoubtedly
base, and Is nothing more or less be laknii, will be u discount of
Ihnii lire concentration, und the two per conl on paper, while nil
product must dually be 1 runted cent  pieces of ibe Queen's Do-
by some
works
]mny und other large suicllorsliVnls.     The bunks will give leu
mid refineries ure in ibe market .days notice to their customers of
for   the   purchase of thi, pro- |lhe new rule. J.i.'ii mi.
I'KEHMAN&LHSSAKl).
Livcru, Feed & Sale Stable.
Port Sleelf I t.c,
s.MMii.i-: ,v pack houses.
I IM.MINd III Al.l. KINDS \ SI'liCIAl.TV,
James llighwai'tlen,
Tonsoi'llll     AlUsl,
Shaving \- Huircutting,
KVL-rytlitiiH \vtii ,v  Clcilti,
COLUMBIA LAUNDRY
Hot And Cold Baths
Washing & Mciuling,
Mrs.
-CWIS.
YEE  LEE.
Veijetaliles & Farm Produce
ot all kinds at reasonable nrta
Opposite the Mountain House,
fori Steele li.C.
NOTICI'!
Nolle-   nl   A|i|,li,'iillini   (in
MlliNIIIIIT   MINIMI    I'l,aim
Tutu, n.iiii',' Umi   U',-.
.1   Hie Inrger  rellnliiglininionwill he   received   for  lo! ""'"' ","11 '■""''
,,,        .,               , ,,                                         ,   ,.                 ,              „         ,   ' Mnl 'null-i'  lain-  Iie1li.fl  llinl   ooltoil,  lllliltir
Ihe   Klllisiis ( ll;; eolii  [emits, 1111(1 2i> colli   I s   lor   HO., K.ini-rtb mi ll'dd lloloru tlio Ibhu-
ititi'p tit Hiit'li t't'i'iuii'ittt' i,r ImprdvoiiioulK.
lioli'il tlilh, wi-vc-iii.li iiiij July, IM,
IV,-   tli.tl,'!/,'   lltlilftlil'lll,
NOTICE,
Notice is hereby given llinl tliit
pniHiership belveeii,!. \V. I'.Cow
ell & N.S.A.Wiilliuge.' carrying
on Ibe business ol Assayers un 1
Mining agents, is dissolved;
.1, W. I,'. Cowell retiring, The
business will be curried on Iiy
X S.A Wiilliui-er. win   will  im.v
llll   ileitis   (Ilul   tollet'l    llCCOUlllK
iimi, ,,(;due Hie firm,   The dissolut
nli'ivi- ('Illllll    ,   ,       ,. . i   ,   tun,,
Mules I mm .Mine Isl 180(1,
J, W.K, Cowell,
N.S.A.Wulling
Witness, l'1. 1:1 nu I ford.
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