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FORT STEELE, B. C. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31. 1808
New Advertisements Today.
A. K. FranclK	
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MINES AND MINING.
Tho Windermere Mining Division of
East Kootenay, B. C.
Now rapidly drawing the attention of the mining world, not
especially for its large ledges of
high grade copper ore, but also
for other minerals.
Windermere copper propositions are coming to the front.
Windermere, galena ore took first
place at the Mechanics' Institute,
Boston, Mass., U. S. A., and
third placo at the Omaha (Neb.
Exposition, 1898.
The Windermere propositions
are now drawing the attention of
the mining world, 200 new locations having been recorded dur-
i ng the past season, and a considerable number of representatives of capital, eastern and foreign, have spent the summer in
this district endeavoring to bond
properties. This district offers
peculiar inducements to the prospector from the fact that in almost all cases the most valuable
finds have been easily traceable
on the surface. There are also
good pack trails extending far
np the principal creeks and most
of their tributaries along which
daring the summer months there
Ls abundance of good feed for
pack or saddle animals.
As regards timber for mining
purposes ns well as fuel, and also
Toby creek, which includes a
group of four claims owned by
Messrs. R. E. Kimpton. Geo.
Stark and Harrison. This is a
galena proposition, and has a
well defined ledge averaging
from 8 inches to ft\ feet of solid
ore. $3,000 worth of development work has been done, showing up large bodies of high grade
shipping ore. Twenty tons of
shipping ore were sacked this
fall and are now awaiting shipment at tho Columbia river landing. There is also 40 tons of ore
on the dump which will be packed out to the river for shipment
as soon as navigation opens. It
is the intention of the owners
should the Government build a
wagon road from the Columbia
to the north fork of Toby ereek
to continue it to the mine at their
own expense.
Development work  is being
continued throughout the winter
The main shaft has already been
sunk to a depth of 50 feet on the
lead, passing through ore all the
way,   being practically a mine
[ from the grass roots, similar to
i tho famous Payne mine of the
I Slocan.   This property was lo-
jcated in September  181)3.   Assays from the Canadiau Smelting Works of Trail, B. C; the
United Smelting & Refining Co..
Great Falls, Montana, and the
Tacoma Smelting & Refining Co.
average within a fraction of JS98
per ton. gross.
SWANSEA,
Situated east of Windermere,
li. C, was recently purchased
Mining Notes.
Bellview:—Is owned by the
Hamilton Bro's and is situated
on Palmer mountain. Development work consists of a tunnel
140 feet in length, in the face is
six feet of solid ore. A shaft is
also down 30 feet with ore at the
bottom of the shaft. The ore is
a high grade galena,
Pauper's Dream:—Assessment
work has been done on the Pauper's Dream and Wide-Awake
claims. Development consists
of a tunnel 12 feet in length
and an open cut some 20 feet in
length. The ore is a gold quartz
similar to that found on the
Prospector's Dream.
Wonderful:—Assessment work
has beeu done on this claim,
which is situated on the east
slope of Perry creek. The
ledge on this property has a
width of about three feet. The
ore is a gold quartz lying between slate and porphyry walls.
The Shakespeare:—This claim
is situated on Perry creek, several
large leads run through the
property. It is the intention
of the owners to work the large
30-foot lead this summer. It is a
free gold proposition and considerable development work has
been done.
for water-power, this district is
unsurpassed.    There is a good j by a Kossland syndicate.  Devel-
(through pack trail from the Co- opment work is now being done
pack
Eimibia river to Argenta in West
Kcwteuay. So far prospected
the principal creeks are Toby,
Horse Thief, Boulder aud Law
creeks, but there still remain
creeks north and south of these
•such as No. 2 and Dutch creeks
which remain as yet comparatively unexplored, in fact the entire
district, from a prospectors
•stand point, may be said to be
yet in its infancy. It is not a
little encouraging to those interested in the Windermere mining
division, where so little extended development has been done
to know that samples of ore from
Messrs. Kimpton and Stark's
silver-lead property on Toby
creek, which were put on exhibi-
, tion at tlie Mechanic's Institute,
I Boston, Mass., and at Omaha
Exposition, were placed 1st. and
;lrd. respectively in that class of
1 ore.
Prom present indications
Windermere bids fair to become
one. of the greatest mining centers ol' tlie mining world, The
success of this district i.s due
largely to the untiring efforts of
.•such men as Messrs. Hon Abel,
James R. McLeod, .1. Harry,
"Mitchell-lnnes, O. A. Brown.
W, .J. Kinneo, R. H. Kimpton,
GfiQ, Stark and R. S. Gallop,
who feeling confident of tlie
gtieat wealth of the Windermere
district have been most energetic
in bringing it to tlie front. It
is understood that two or three
charters have been applied for
to construct railroads which
when built will pass through this
district, one connecting with tho
main branch of the C. P. R.
■either at Fernie or Wardner on
the Crow's Nest, and one at Arrowhead on the Arrow lakes,
West Kootenay, via the Toby
oreok valley; another from Foi't
Steele, on the Crow's Nest, to
Golden, on the main CE P. R.
line. It is therefore only reasonable to expect that we shall
have at least one railroad in tho
near future,
E. ,). Sewn,.
,J 1)101.IMIINK MINK.
Situated on the north fork of
under the direction of Mr. R. A.
Power, a practical and experienced mining man- $10,000
worth of development Lwork has
been done. It is now almost an
assured success as a paying
mine, they having recently
struk 30 inches of a vein of copper carbonates, and an addition
al vein of 8 inches of metallic
copper ore. Both of these veins
are very high grade.
The success of this mine is
due to the methods in which the
work has beon conducted by Mr.
R. A. Power.
PKETTY OIU!..
Is a copper proposition carrying gold and silver, and is situated on tlie divide between Boulder and Law creeks. It was located in 181)5 by J. H. Mitchell-
Innes, and was transferred by
him to the Golden Mining Co.,
Ltd., of London, Eng., in 180(1.
$10,00!) worth of development
work has been expended on the
claim. Ore was struck in tlie
lower tunnel at a depth of over
100 feet below the original surface discovery averaging #Im a
ton. Eight feet of ore was run
through before closing down for
the season, ■" Work will be continued on an extended scale in
the early spring.
It might be said that the paystreak was struck as originally
predicted by Mr. J. Harry
Miteheljjjlnnes, the original locator.
hhSd um,; (iKoi;i>.
Consisting of three claims,
namely—Up) Line No. I, Red
Line No. 2 and Iron Cap, are
situated on Toby creek, and is a
silver-copper proposition assaying, very high. It was bonded by
Messrs. Ben Able, Watt, Taynton, Kinuee and Larson, to Mr.
Starbird, representing Montana,
capital.
DKI.OK.
Situated on Boulder oreok is
owned by Win. McNeish and T.
Jones of Golden, B. C, is a copper proposition, $3,000 worth
of development work has been
f'imtilllleil UN l',ly„ .',.
Chickaraun Stone.
W. E. Johnson has a force of
live men at work developing the
Chickaraun Stone. The tunnel
is now in 50 feet. The ore is a
copper pyritie, carrying some
gold, and has a total value of 890.
The mine is situated ou Bull river, about one mile from the pack-
bridge. A blacksmith shop and
two cabins have been constructed.
f Weaker Creak.
The Prospector's Dream was
located some four years ago, and
since that time has beeu developed to a considerable extent. The
work consists of a tunnel which
i.s in 00 feet and a shaft down 30
feet. The ore i.s a free milling
gold quartz and the owners have
some 400 tons on the dump.
Three leads run through this
claim for the entire distance of
11)00 feet and can be traced
through the adjoining claims.
Assay returns give an average
of $18 gold to the ton.
Tlie Old Abe is an extension
of the Dream on the south, and
has a similar showing on the'
surface. A tunnel is in 20 feet
and several open cuts have been
made, all of which are in ore.
Bendor is an extension on the
north, On tliis claim a shaft has
been sunk 30 feet with a good
showing of ore.
Parker is on the same lead as
the Dream and has a 30-foot
ledge that runs across the claim
at right tingles to the Dream
vein.
Bluebird is the second extension to the south and has the
Dream vein through the claim
Niint is on tlio big 30-foot vein
that crosses tho Parker claim
and has a good showing of quartz
on the surface.
Annie is an extension on tin.
west, but whore the lend crops
out on the surface il is about 2
feet wide,
Old Baldy on the west hns a
good showing of gold quarts.
Norn is the extension of tho
Dream to the west.
Minea in  the  Fort  Steele District.
Tho mines in and around Port
Steeli! have attracted the attention of miniug men from ull
parts of the world. There has
boon ti large amounl of development work done nil over Hie dis
trict, enough to satisfy claim ow-
nors thnl with the present facili
ties for marketing ore, that the
Fort Steele district will become
a large and constant producer.
The fact that this district has an
abundance of rich minerals,
many mines in various stages of
development, also that it is practically a virgin field witli great
possibilities, has become known
all over the world. These facts
together with good railroad communications has caused mining
promoters to seek this district
for investments. There is no
possible doubt of the future of
the Fort Steele district as n producer of minerals. Gold, silver,
copper and lead are found in
abundance throughout the entire
district. The veins are large
and continuous and the ore of
high grade. Less machinery
will be needed in the development
of the mines of this district than
in many othei' parts of the Province, as most of the mines can
be worked by tunnels. Pumping and hoisting works will not
be necessary for many years to
come. In looking over the
merits of the district from all
points the fact remains patent to
nil that the Fort Steele district
gives the greatest promise in regard to its mineral wealth, and
will soon take a prominent position among the ore producing
regions of the world.
No 58
MINING NEWS.
Copper Crown:—Considerable
work has been done on the copper crown during the past month
the shaft is down 50 feet with an
excellent showing of copper ore.
Mr. Jennings had some beautiful specimens of grey copper
when he returned from tlie mine
on Thursday.
Minnie M:—It is reported that,
the second payment on the bond
of the Minnie M. and the Tiger
has been paid.
Estella:—Woik on the mine
has gone steadily forward for
the past eighteen months, and it
is now in good condition for successful! operations.
Sullivan:—D, Bale is engaged
in putting up the gallows frame
for the new hoist. The foundation for the hoist is completed,
and the shaft house and engine
house are well under way. Mr.
E. C. Smith, manager, was in
town on Thursday.
North Star:—The now machinery consistsing of hoist, boiler
and pump, is working fine. Work
on this mine has gone steadily
forward for the past six months
and it is now in excellent condition for successful working.
Andrews was re elected by a majority o! 1,734. Mayor Andrews
has been returned to the oflice of
chief magistrate by the largest
majority on record in this city.
The result indicates the potency
of what is known as the "silent
vote".
KOOTIINAY CLUB ANNUAL
MEETING.
Tlie innual regular general
meeting of the Kootenay Club
took place Monday Dec, 19 at the
club rooms. A large number of
the mom Ders were present. The
finance committee submitted their
annual report showing the club
to be in i, satisfactory condition.
The membership of the club is
57. The club register shows
that 420 visitors reported during
the past year, proving the immense benefit derived from tlie
institution. The wish was expressed that the present members unile together and endeavor to increase tho membership
and so mike a decided success of
what is to Fort Steele, one of its
most valied institutions, mention was made of the great loss
sustained by the death of the
late Mr. J tines Durick, and also
of the departure of the president
F. P. No .'bury. The following
oflieers wore elected for the ensuing year.
President,       H. D. Henderson.
Vice Pres.      F. J. Cann.
Sec & Trias,   M. A. Beale.
COMMITTEE.
Dr. Watt. J.H.Laidlaw.
A.B.Fcmvick. W.R.Ross.
Geo Watson. C.M.Keep.
H.W.Drcw. E. A. Elton.
E. Elwell,
A vote cf thanks was tendered
to the secretary M. A.Beale for
his efliciet
year.
eral, timber, and agricultural
country, and in this respect is
probably the most important
railway work yet undertaken in
British Columbia. Golden will be
the headquarters of the officers
and administration in connection
with this railway. Golden Ent.
t work,during the pas!
Sabbatl School Xmas Social.
The Sabbath School Christmas
Social in connection with the
Presbyter an church was held in
the new church on the evening
of Tuesday last. The church
was beautifully  decorated   for
Big Chief a Wonder.
The reports that come from
the Big Chief do not vary from
those reported for the past
month, So far the values ar
contained in the No. 1 drift. A
lower drift has been commenced
Tho ledge maintains its width
It i.s still the wonder of this district.
News of a rich strike of gold
quartz comes from Boulder
ereek. The Big Chief has been
undei' development for several
months. The news, which i.s
well authenticated, is that the
ledge lias boen opened up by a
drift. Some 75 to 100 feel lower
down thttn the No. I or main
drift, thero is a full breasl of
ore in the drift, and the same
rich pay-streak of 18 inches on
the hanging wall. There is a
great future for this properly.
It is so situated that it can be
easily worked, there being plenty
of water-power aud timber for
mining purposes. The values in
tlie lowor drift corresponds with
llial of the No. 1 drift.
Winnipeg Election.
Winnipeg,    Dec.    23.    Mayor
the  occas
cent Chris
ly gone thi*
were quite
ings,   sin:
who
costume as
and, after
tributed th
All the chil
lighted wh
were much
singing of
to tlie enjo;
The decor
on, and a magnifi-
mas tree was loaded
witli valuable gifts for the children, The programme was rapid-
ough, as the children
expert in their reciting and speeches.
After a shirt interval, tea and
cake were served, and then came
the chief a traction of the evening—the arrival of Santa Clause
tppejired in appropriate
the 'children's friend*
a witty speech, dis-
s gifts to the children,
dren were highly deist till! older people
amused. After the
'God be with you till
we meet again", the meeting dispersed. Great praise is due lo
those who Contributed so much
men! of the evening,
lions of the church
will remain
time,    It
congrogiitk
held later
popular lc(
personage
Wm.McN
vices llinl
is they are for some
i understood that a
mil   soiree  will  be
Mu. or. failing that, a
ure byjsome eminent
Vill be given.
IMPORTANT H H UNDERTAKING
jish has received ad-
l)he syndicate which
hold tlm clllil'lel* for  the   Kooti
nay & Nort
wise Hie "
to be conslr|icle(
Bl'lott!!  bom
will arrive
days lo  nr
■at
iwosl Railway,olher
lolden Era Air Line"
from Hie Am-
entry to the Yukon'
Golden   in   :i   few
mge for lhe com-
incnceinen!nf survey operations.
Mr. Watson is the'gentleman on
trusted   wil i   lhe   work, whicli
will be one of the biggest rai
way undertakings on the Aim
cun continent,
develop a v is!
I'lie railway will
iiroii of rich min-
South Africa Gold Output.
Washington.—Consul McCrum
from Pretoria, sends the state
department a report of the gold
output of tho South African re
public, in which he says the Octobor report shows the number
of mills and total of stamps is
rapidly increasing.
It is expected, he says, lhat
the output of the Transvaal next
year will exceed that of the combined mines of Colorada, Dakota
California, Montana and Alaska,
although it i)ell short of that last
year.	
Canadian High Commission.
Washington. The noxt session
of the joint Canadian high commission will be limited pretty
closely to a fortnight. Lord
Herschel, the British member of
the commission, is booked to
sail for Europe on January 25.
He can not delay tiny longer in
the United States for the reason
that he is obliged to attend the
opening of the Paris arbitration
on the Venezuelan boundary.
There are indications that,
after all the commissions regard
the prospect of reaching au
agreement as much brighter
than they did just before the adjournment of the session, and
the opinion is expressed in well
informed circles that before
Lord Herschel's return a treaty
will have been completed settling all points in dispute between
the two countries and even making some slight progress towards tlie attainment of reciproj
city.
Utilize Niagara's Power.
Pittsburg. The Miller Electric Construction Company Ims
invented u new plan to utilize*-
the power of Niagara Falls and
it is expected lhat work will begin the first of the yoar, necessitating the expenditure of $5nn-
000. It i.s proposed to creel a
large building close to the falls,
being kept in place by anchors
and heavy iron chains. Willi a
series of contrivance it i.s the
object to utilize the force of the
falling water. Electrical fluid i.s
to be transported by conduits
and heavy wires to distant,
points.
Guard Vancouver Coasts.
Victoria, B. CE- -H. M. S. Imperieiise lias reported to the local agent of the department of
marine and fisheries that Maple
Spit beacon on Baynes sound
has been swept away by recent
storms.
The Dominion governmenl has
decided upon the suppression of
smuggling along he coast, A
number of protective stations
will bi! established, three in inland waters and three along the
west coast. Officers will have
full power to seize any vessel
found smuggling or otherwise
breaking the customs laws.
British Columbia Chimin
Ottawa, Sir William Davios
who has returned from Wash'
Ington, slates lhat ho brought
to Hie atteullon of Hie state de-
piii'linciil lhi' claim of llrilish
Columbia againsl the State
nf Washington for the appro-hen-
sion of fugitive criminals, These
Claims will be paid by cilhcr the
state or federal Ituthoi'lties,
Munich. A duel with pistols
took place here today between
Major Sell/, mid Lieutenant
I'ielTer, arising out of Ihe runners misconduct with lhe Inltcrs
wife.    Major Sellz was killed. Certificate of Improvements.
NOTICE.
Cariboo Marsh Minerul Clnim situate lln tlio
Fori Steele Minintr Division of Kust Koqtetroy
-District.
Where located: About one mile Iron Hifr
Greek running into Upper Moyie r.nkf nml
slioiit four miles north west of snid hike.
Take notice lhat I. ,1. A. Harvey age it for
ihe Alberta and Kootenay Development Companj' Limited Liability, Free Miner's Csrfcltt-
fate No "7081 a" ami Frederick J. Hivzen Free
Miner's Certllieute No. "ibOOS a" intend -sixty
days from the dute hereof to apply to the Miti
■ing Keeorder for a Certificate of Improve iient:
for the purpose of obtaining u Crown Grim of
the above claim.
And further hike notice thai action [under
section tf. must be commenced, before tin Issuance of such Certllieute of Improvements
■J9-fi .1, A. UAUVKV.
Unted this Iflth day ol November. A.I.. ISfti
NOTICE.
Stemwindt r Mineral claim situate
Fort Steele Mining Division of Bast Ko
ilistrict.
Where located: Situate on Huckleberry
Mountain on tlie south bunk "f Mark Creek.
Take notice that 1. Neil McLeod Ci.rrau.
Free Miner's Certificate No. 15.799 a, Attorney
forWllllnniMacKenzte, Free Miners C'ftlli
-«Bte No. I.VS81 A. and D. D. Mann. Free M ner
Certificate No. tvfi-M A, intend sixty days tvom
the date hereof to apply tb the Mining Hecordei
fora Certillcate of Improvements, for the pur
pose of obtaining a Crown Oram of the ibove
claim.
And further take notice that action, inder
Section tf must be commenced before the Issuance of such Certificate of Improvement.
Dated this twenty-eighth day ul S
her. 1898,
4V «       NEIL McLF.OD t FKKAN. Ait
Liquor License.
NOTICE.
Notice Is hereby given that 30 days after
date I shall apply to tbe Gold Commissioner
Jnr a transfer of liquor lieense from the Coal
Creek Hotel. Tote Road. Fernie. to the loyal
Hotel corner of Victoria Avenue ami d
.Street. Fernie. From Alex Stewart to F. B.
Smith.
FRANK B. SMITjl.
Dated this Nov. 4lli. 4ti
NOTICE.
Th    British Columbia Southern Ra
Company will apply to the Parliament ot
nda at its next Session for an Act autho
the Company to proceed to construct its
era section as described In the Act 60-61
loria.  Chapter 'M.  untfl the first  of
ary.   IWH:   aud  to authorize  the  Con
to   construct   or   acquire   and
ate a railway between a point on its li
railway tn the neighborhood of Fort Steel
a point at or near Golden on the Canadlai
ftilic Railway, by a route  having the
general direction as the valleys of lhe C
liui aud Kootenuy  Rivers, aud  also  b'
lines theretrom nol exceeding tn any out*
thirty miles in length.
By order of tlie Board.
H. CAMPBELL OSWALD. Seer
Montreal, SOUt November. IM'R
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NOTICE.
Nottee Is hereby given Hint npplicai
he made to the Legislative Assembly
Province of Hrltlsh Columbia at Its nex
skill for tin Acl to amend the Kootem
North West Hnllway Company's Act I
eon llrm ing and consolidating in the K
and North West Railway Company all tin
Mlitscs. rights and powers granted by the
Kootenay   Railway Act.  1897, to the
Kootenay* Hallway Company and gram.'
the   South    Kust   Ktolenay    Ralhva;
mis to the Smith Kast Kootonny Railway
pnuy and purchased or otherwise aci|
j lie said Kooloiuiy and North West Hi
Cumpaiiy and to extend the lime or
limited lu the snld Acts or any or them
commencement and completion of the wl
nny part thereof authorized by the said t
any of them and extending the lime of
IKiy  security nr the dohg of any act?
period of three years and for extended \
and for all such o'.hor powers as may be
wiry to fully and completely carry on at
prate the works aforesaid or any or then;
Dated this 8th das of December. 1808.
McPHILLIPS Jt WILLJAR
Solicitors for ihe Appl:
iniiE'd
fur
NOTICE,
Notice Is hereby yivf-.n ihal npplicatu n will
be made to the Legislative Assembly of the
Province of Brilisli Columbia, at ihe next
Sesslmi thereof, by lhe North Star and ^rrow
Lake Railway Company for an Act aimnding
Section 10 of tho "North Star and Arrow Luke
Railway Act W" by extending for on-yeur
tllO time within which the sum of Ten thousand
dollars in the snid Seotion mentioned, shni! be
expended: and further to amend the jiOtby
adding as a third Section to the schedule h<
of. the words *ii railway from a point ato*nen
Fort Steele on tiie line nf railway mentioned in
the first section <>r this Huhedule hy the most
feasible route ton point ut or ncnrGolde
Duted ill Vietorlll, B. ('...  liu., :.'.ith
November. A. U..18P8.
FF.LL « QREOORfy
Solicitors for the North Stur and Arrow
Lutto Hailway Company, the Applicants. HUH
NOTICE.
THK    TKAMW.1V   COMPANV     tHt'OUPOR
act, IBDft,
Nolice Is hereby given that applicntii
he made nt the next session of tin  Leg)'
Assembly for the Provinoo "f British i 'ol
for an Act, authorizing the ineorporntlo
Company to construct and operate a
railwav. commencing at some point
British Columbia Southern Railway  I
ns the Crow's Nest I'nss Hailway botWCI
River and the town of Whrdfier.thoneem
ly. Iieiween ihe base of ihe Rooky Mot
Ktul the Koolenuy River, to Canal Flat
along ihe west sldo of tho Columbia Li
Toby ereek. thence westerly along To
(Irl-zzly Creeks to lhe foot of Cppi'r Ko
Lithe, thenee along the Lurdeau Hie
Trout Lake iu ihe Upper Arrow Laic
Bei'tltlg at some polnl between RrVrMol
Arrow Luke with lhe RovelstOko and
Lake llranch Hallway, and tn addition
to const tiki unit oporalfl a llranch It
i-iiunliig from some poiut between wild
and Lewis (reeks to Hie North siar Min
power to (ipeinte the said Railways ell
means of steiim or Llecnlcal power. aN
power io ronsirui't and operate u telegr
telophoiie line In eotiiieiiton wilh HUch Mi
nml wllh all olher usual powers. ri;il
prlvlli'ifes.
Hated ul Fori Stoolo, Am/ust ITtli IN
IIA11VKY k MeCAHTKH.
Solicitors for Appllcunis,
NOTICE.
Mr. Thomas Ede has been uppolntle
THE PROSPECTOR, FOKT STJSKLE, li. C„ DECEMBER 31, 1808.
NOTICE.
IN THK COUNTY COURT Ol'1 KOOTKNAY
1IOLDKN AT FORT STKRLR
Notiee is hereby given thai on tbo Bfltb day
or September. 1SIW. it was ordered by Mr. Justice Forin. County Court Judge, that James F-
Armstrong. Ollieial Adminisiniior of tin
County of Kooteniiy. be Administrator of all
| and singular the goods, chattels nud credit oi
I John BnrtU-tt of Spokane in tin* State of Wash-
i ington, deceased. Intestate.
Kvery persou Indebted to tho suid doccaseil,
; is Vequired to make payment tortHwltli to the
■ undersigned.
Kvery person having in possession effects
[ belonging to the deceased is requtr, il forlhwitli
j to notify ihe undovslgned.
Kvery creditor or other person having any
i claim upon or interesl in the distribution of thi
j personal estale of the said deceased. Is required
[ within thirty days of this dale, to send i>y reg-
I istercd letter addressed to tlie undersigned, his
name and address, aud the full particulars oi
his claim or interest, and a statement of lit?
account, and the natureof the security (If any
held by him.) After the expiration of tho said
thirty days, tlu- Administrator will proceed
wiih the distribution of the estate, having regard to those cluims only ol which he shall
have hud notice.
Dated-it Fort Steele this ah day oJOctobr
er. im.
,1. F. ARMSTRONG,
tt- OthciuS Administrator.
KIMPTON  &  PITTS
WINDERMERE $ DONALD
General Merchants
Shaving 6! Hair Dressing Parlorl     Professional.
OppoMlto tliu Oriental Uolul j ■         -         .—
FORT   STEELE, B, C,
I Ladies nml Children hair cutting
inul champooing,    All kinds
nf hair work a, spocialty
A.J, GREZ,  -   -  Proprietor.
a
Miners going northward via Cnuoo Rivor K'onio will line! il a largo
saving and conv-sutanoo tp prouure tholr supplies al Donald,
Aaents at Windermere for tho California Giant Fowder Co,
B. P.COOK.
Livery, Peed  and  Sale Stable,
Port Sleolo, 13, C.
THAMTNQ OF AIX KIN'DS SOUOJlTBD.
tnry,
will
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NOTICE.
IN THK COUNTY COURT OF  KOOTKNAY i
HOLDEN AT FORT STEELE.
Notice Is herehy givfluthflt on Lite 8th day;
ot December tSflS, it was ordered by Mr. Jus-!
tiee Forit; Couucy Court Judge, tliat James F. I
Armstrong,Ollieial Administrator ol the County '
ot Kootenuy be Administrator ol nil nnd stntiru-
lar the goods, chnttols and credit ol Formutitfl
Conidi deceased. lawstote.
Kvt-ry person imii-btul to the suid doeeased ■
is rctiuiix'd to make payment torthwiih to ihe.
undersigned.
Every person having in possession Meats •
belonging to the deceased is required forthwith
to notify thc undersigned
Every creditor or other person having any j
claim upon or Interest in the distribution ol the !
personal estate of the said deceased, is required :
within thirty days of this date, to send by reg- i
istered letter addressed to the undersigned, his j
name and address, and the full particulars of
his claim or interest, and u sta.cmcnt of his ac- \
count, and the nature or the security (if any
held by Um.) After tbe expiration of the said
thirty days, the Administrator Will proceed
with the distribution of the estate, baring regard to those claims only of which he shall
have had notice.
Dated ut Fort Steele this Sth day of December, im.
J. F. ARMSTRONG.
42- Olllrial Administrator.
^fiHfininiimiiHiiiinin^tifwtnmmnwtiHinnwnm^
1 N. HANSON.!
£ General Merchant AND 2
L/iquor Dealer. 2
D. L. 5ETTCHEN
# The Jeweller $
WATCH US LtKPAlRRDutlll SATISFACTION
aUAHAN'i'UED,
Pout Stkem,    -   •   ■   13, C.
B Manuiactuicr of all Kinds of Lumber. 3
B A large assortment of seasoned 3
B Lumber and Shingles al- 3
B ways   on   hand. 2
£ Dimension Lumber a Specialty. 3
I     WflSfl, -••B.G.     1
^iiitiiiiaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiisiaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii^
Fort Steele Meat Company.
TEACHER WANTED.
Assistant Teacher wanted  foi* tlie
Fort,SteelePublic School—mast have
u Provincial Certificate,   Apply to
K. LT.Galbraith
Secretary
NOTICE.
Notice Is hereby given that the partnership
heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned ns mntl contractors, has this day been
dissolved by mutual consent.
All debts owing to the said partnership arc
to be paid to W. 1). Korfpot ut Golden in the
Province o( Hrltlsh Columbia and all claims
against tbe satd partnership nre to be presented to the said \V. D. Kcrfoot by whom the same
wlll be settled.
Dated nl Calgary. In the District of Alberta
this -,'fltb day of November, A. I)., isfls.
.Signed   \V. D. KERFOOT.
50-fK! L. C. FULMKH.
NOTICE.
Wc are prepared to winter hors-s three
miles below Klku, at Sheep Mountain. Cood
water and pasture, tun* acres under fence,
Terms reasonable.
WALDO & INGHAM.
POR SALE.
An Amiilgiiiuator for wovklng free
milling quurtz. Stives over IIU per eent
of gold. Weight with power 28.0U0 Ilia,
in Maile sections for Packing to mountain eliiiins. Can be .-seen near the St
Eugene Mission.
Por Particulars apply to
.1. A. HARVEY, Fnrt Stoele, B.C.
UN THE HH
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Transacts a fjonowil collecting ami ex
. change business,
Fresh and Salt Meats always
on hand.
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Riverside Avenue,      -      -     Fort Steele, B. C.
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DRAFTS, CHECKS, TIME CHECKS AND
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lii-aft-. Issued payable iti Canada ami
the United States,
PALMERS BAR HOTEL
I'AI.MKIIS IIAII. H.C,
ARCHIE Mi'LEOD,   -  -   PROPRIETOR
Travellers will llnd this hnlcl the
most ciiiiifiirtable on tlic^i'Oiito lo Perry
Crook anil Gl'ottso Mountain,
Fokt Stbejjk, B. 0.
Manufacturer ot
Tinware, Galvanized Iron, Shoot
Iron, Stovu Pipes and
Copporwiu'o
BUILDINGS HEATED mill VENTILATED
Plumbing, Pipe lining antl all
kinds of sanitary worli
Air TlQlft Hot Blast Stoves
Hydraulic  and  Air  Plpos  for
Mini's
SI'Ki.'IAI, ATTENTION PAID  Tll
,lt)ll WORK,
II*' YIIII WANT A (Illllll MKAI.
Go to the
MONTE CARLO RESTAURANT
Oii UiviM'siiln Avenue
William Robinson, Proprietor
BOWLING ALLEY
Riverside Avenue, Fort Steele, B. C.
ALBERT LEE. PROPRIETOR.
Cigars and Tobaooo
Edisons' Phonograph
For private partys and home auiUBC-
mont, the Phonograph is just the thing.
Why not give it a trial? Terms reasonable, leave orders at tlie Howling Alley
WOOD   YARD
Corner pf Galbraith Avenue and Leslie Street.
4*
■&(it'f  Orders with llu:  Witter Delireril
Man.
GRANT  BELANGER,  Propriety.
Why Not Invest In
KIMBERLEY
The Leaiiville oi East Kootenay
H miles from the famous
North Star mine. 1| miles
from tho Sullivan mine.
Nearly !SH> mlnoral claims surround
KI.MIll'IKI.KV and depend on ll,
fur supplies
Tho terminus of the North Star
Railway Branoh
KIMHKIII.KY Is not a boom lown,
forsiirroiiniliiil hy the LAH0158T Sll,
VKIt-LKAl) MINKS IN TIIK Woll I.l)
it must iiei'cHHiirlly bccomii a large
■•Hy
For a siifo and proiitable investment buy lots in Kimberley
IMWele CHAS. ESTMERE
JONES 6c BARR
Fort Steole, B.C.
General Blacksmith,
HORSE SHOEING,
AHD JOBBING.
Mining   Work   a   Specialty,
GRASSICK  &  DEMPSEY.
,'. li. Ross. „. w. mind,,,™,
ROSS & HERCHMER,
Banisters    -    ,    Solicitors
NOTARIES PUBLIC
CONVEYANCERS, . .
Fori Steele, Ji.  (j
CONTRACTORS
AND
BUILDERS.
Fort Steele  B.C
loo, S, UttCarter. ,1. A. Uumiy-
y     HARVEY & MoCARTER
Btirrislers, Solicitors,  Notaries Ptthlie,
Conveyancers ele.
FORT STEELE, B, C.
REVELSTOKE STATION anil 00L13EN*
COLLECTIONS     PROMPTLY    MADE.
L, COHN
TAILOR
AND IMPORTER OF
FINE WOOLLENS
Rocky Mountain Avenue
Fort Steele, B. G.
 ^*r—■ ■—:	
J. J. Lamont
Contractor and Builder
Fort Steele, 11 0.
Kanrnnan House
MOYIE CITY, EAST KOOTENAY. B.C.
The above"Hotel has boen recently erected, and neatly furnished throughout*
Cony and Comfortable Rooms
The  Biut supplied   with   thc   BEST
brands of Mqnors and Cigars.
HEADQUARTERS   FOR MINING MEN,
Mia_
GEORGE GEARY.
M*
ner S'i'Kia.i: 1ikvhi.,h,mbntSyniucatkIasv
Ills l.ciuU'iiliiill Stt'out, London, Enijltiitt)'..
. A. WALLINGER,       FORT STEELE.
POST OFFICE IIOX 8.
THOMAS   McVITTIE
P.L.S. 6t C.E.
Fort Steele B.C.
11. L. CUMMINS,
P.L.S. id u.N,
Fort Steel" .B.C.
T.   EDB
LANDS and MINES
NOTARY PUBLIC
CONVEYANCER.
Fort Steele,    - b. C
E. J. WALSH, C. E.
M. CAN. SOC. C. Ei
Formerly on raBlticcrlw; MOO of Dopm-i-
ment Hallways uml Cntinls. Ciiiituta. und lute
Direotoroftlm Public Works Depnrtmont or
the Loewunl Lslnntls.
Surveys, Plans, Kstiwatks and-
Reports for Storage Reservoirs, Filter Beds, Water Works, Sanitation,
Sewerage and Land Drainage, Irrigation, Publio Boads and Bridges, liai)^
ways, Tramways &u.
Ottawa, Ontario and
Fort Steele, B'. 0r,
Telegraphic address:—
WALSH, OTTAWA.
FORT STEELE.
Assay     Office
(Establlshtiil IM)
WALLINGER &   NELSON, AMALGA-
MATORS,
Samples may be loft at Assay office or
with 13, A. Elton ,&Co.
J. GR1CE, D.D.S,
Graduate Philadelphia Dental Colleges.
DENTIST
Riverside   Avenue,
FORT STEELE, B. C.
Livery, Feed & Sale Stable.
Port Steele B.C, *
SADDIilS & PACK HDltSKS.
1 HAM INO III Al.l. KINDS A SPECIALTY
MRS. DIMMIGK'S
LODGING   HOUSE
And homo tor the sick, or for
Indies dui'iiiLr conlinolnoitt.
//ti|//t ll'iill, ,)/. /(., Mrdintl Altenditiil
For terms address
Moyie Hotel
Mouie Giiu, b. c.
Pirsl, class iieooniinodiitlon for travelling intblli!.    A well slocked bar,
(loud slabling,
G.CAMPBELL, PROPRIETOR.
i
Teams leave Fort Steele Tuesdays Fridays aud Saturdays at;
7 a.m. for Elliott's Landing', connecting with boats for Moyie*
City.
Boats can bu had any day at Klllott's.
C, E. ADAMS
PIONEER BARBER SHOP
Everything Strictly First Class,.
NeM dour lo the Prospeotor,
PORT STEELE and CRANBROOK
DAILY STAGE AND MAIL.
Stage will leave fort Steeli'*
every day at il jj, m, i.
Stage  will leave Cranbrook
every morning at li o'clock,
PARK ltOl'NI) trip        $1,50 THE I PROSPECTOR, FORI  STEELE, B, C, DECEMBER 31, 1808.
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GILPIN'S
Shelf and Heavy Hardware
STORES
I At Fort Steele  and  Cranbrook
m+m*     Prices the Same at Either Place
MOST COMPLETE. STOCK IN EAST KOOTENAY EMBRACING PULL LINES OF
Groceries, Clothing
Machinery, Mill Supplies
Paints, Wallpaper, Glass
Dry Goods, Hats
Footwear, Ladies and
toad Furniture Gents Furnishings
Prices all rigjit.     No one undersells us
Estimates ijiade on large quantities oi Mining Supplies
G.  H.  GILPIN
©he tyxoepectox.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER ,')l. 18118.
Mineral Geology.
Before taking into consideration the metalliferous ores it
would be advisable, perhaps, to
have some idea as to their manner with rjgard to the geological structure. A true mineral
vein consists of one or more minerals deposited within a fissure
of the earths crust, the bounding
surfaces of suoh veins are termed walls, where inclined the uppermost is known as the hanging, antl the lower the lying or
foot wall. A vein may coincide
with a line of fault or of joint, or
it may run quite independently
of any other structural division,
hut in all cases it is independent
of the bedding of the country
rock, Cases occur among crystalline rocks, however, and still
more frequently among limestones, where the introduction
of mineral inatter has taken
placo along gently inclined or
even horizontal planes, and veins
then look like stratified leads.
True mineral veins are in no respect lobe confounded witli veins
Injected in a iiioulten condition
from the interior of the earth, al-
ithough they are commonly most
with crystals are left. With regard to the intrusive veins which
must not bo confounded with the
true mineral vein, one series of
them is crystalline in structure,
this series includes most of the
eruptive rocks, of which granite,
syenite, quartz-porphyry, Diorite and quartz-trachyte* are the
most common. These are not
ore bearing rock although gold
has beeu detected in some of
them. But it is among the eruptive masses that true mineral
veins are more often found, and
it is probably the knowledge of
this fact that give rise to the ex
traordiuary opinion held by a
good many miners and prospectors, that no mineral veins are
to be found in limestones. This
is of course obviously wrong,
aud the sooner the prospector
forgets it, the better for the prospector und the country.
SILVER.
Native silver occurs in various
forms, and it is often difficult to
tell by sight whether a mineral
is pure or contains silrer admixture. It is found in mines where
silver ores occur in tho regular
form of crystals, but chiolly in
irregular and formless aggregations. It appears in copper,
ramifying the copper iu all directions, in the form of tine threads
of silver.      Native   silver   has
frequent, and most metalliferous
in districts where eruptive rocks loe«" *t(mllt*- i» lurge masses,  in
■are abundant.   The breadth ot a
Fokt Steele is the largest and most prosperous town in Kust Kootenay.
In 18'i'l rioh placer diggings wus discovered on Wild Horse ('rook, about*!
rallies from Steolo, tho government records show that ovoi* $21,000,000 In sold
has boon taken out since that time. There are live large companies at present
irking on the ereek. During the season of 18117, 1604 quartz mining locutions wus recorded at the Recording Oillce at Steele, all of which show the
nust promising surface indications of minerals.
There arc over SOO quartz locations situated within tt radius of 11 miles of
fui't Steele. Extensive ledges of gold, silver and copper arc found in thc
munitions within two miles of Steele.
Through the Kootenay valley arc scattered farms antl ranches, on which
inignillcont crops arc grown annually, besides cattle and horse raising.
Fruits grow abundantly and witli very little attention.    Over 8.000 lbs
ol line strawberries were obtained from an acre of ground.
Fort Steele has a population of about 1000. During the summer months
this is lucreased by a lloating population of several thousand prospeotors antl
miners. Fort Steele is the distributing center and the source of supplies for
the entire ilistrict. (Sovernment Buildings and Recording ollloos are all sit-
in ted at Fort Steele. Eight large and commodious Hotels,,six general merchandise stores, wholesale liquor houses, and all branches of business are
represented tit Fort Stoele. Bank, public, school and throe churches are
losated at Fort Steele.
Fort Steele will have railway connections early in the spring.
Steamboat connections between Fort Steele antl
Jennings, Montana, have boen established for the last live years. Fort
Steele is a port of entry. The largest bodies of coal on tlio American Con-
ti lent are found in the Fort Steele disti iot. Nature lias surely endowed this
lllitrtot with a lavish hand.
The people of Fort Steele extends an invitation to the travelling public
to visit the town and district. As a summer resort, the district is without a
ri :al and oannot be surpassed. It is a sportsmans paradise. Game large
and small are abundant, and lhe mountain streams are well stocked with
triiit.
al impropriation bill reported today contains a retaliatory clause
authorizing the secretary of ag-
l'ic ilture to inspect imported articles dangerous to health, and
als) authorizing the secretary of
the treasury to exclude such articles. The restriction is designed to apply to a large number of
art)
CO
ow
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£&
CARLIN & DURICK
GENERAL
Fort
Steele.
MERCHANTS
Lest
Kootenay.
Sole Agents for t'^GSfltOIl St66H COMPANY
This Steel is guaranteed to he equal to Jessop's or Firths in all
Haud Rock Work.
mineral vein varies from a mere
■Iiiiii to gigantic wallsof 100 feet or
mow in width, the simplest example being the stringers of
quarts! or calcito so often found
among thejinore ancient rocks.
The non-metalliferous minerals
are known as gangue or vein
stones, the commonest being
quartz, calcite and barytes; the
oro contained by these veinstones being generally in the
form of oxides, carbonates, sulphides, chlorides, silicates and
their combinations. It has heen
ascertained tliat veins art not
always formed at one single operation, but that the lissure has
remained open, and receives it
second and sometimes a third
layer, on each wall until the
whole is filled up, or tlrusses lined
irregular concretions, in crystals, and in bundles of line fibres
like hair, growing from a common center, or like wire twisted
into nets, in plates and shapeless masses. This ore, in its
pure form, contains from Ol) to
80 per cent silver, according to
its purity, it is easily smelted,
and yields metallic silver with
but little trouble. Antimonial
silver in a crystallized ore, is of
u white color, hard and very
brittle. This ore when pure contains HU per cent silver, and Lit
per cent antimony. We have
seen specimens' of wire silver,
that came from mines iu this district, that to all appearance
would contain 7U to HO por cent
silvor.
Germany Must Look Out,
Washington.   The agriciillur-
cles  imported from foreign
ntries.   The clause is as fol
' The secretary of agriculture,
whenever he has reason to believe that articles aro being imported from foreign countries
dangerous to the health of the
people of the United States,
shall make a request upon the
secretary of the treasury for
sauples from the original packages of such articles for inspeo-
tioii and analysis, and the secretin';' of the treasury is hereby
nut lorized to open such original
'kages and deliver specimens
the secretary of agriculture
the purpose mentioned, And
secretary t.' the treasury
I refuse dolivory of any goods
wli eh the secretary of agriculture reports him to have been
lected ami analyzed and
found lo be adulterated or other-
wis*]; dangerous lo health,',
I (ill
to
for
the
sha
General Blanco Lands in Spain.
Alicante, Spain.—TheSpanisli
mail steamer Villa Verde, with
Marshal Ramon Blanco, formerly captain-general of Cuba; Generics Pernal and Tjeda, Colonel's
Cevalos, Pagliery, Tusser and
Domenigo, and several others of
lesser rauk, have arrived here
from Havana. Marshal Blanco
landed without incident, and
evading tlie crowd which was
awaiting him, look the train for
Madrid, after sending to the
queen regent: a telegram of devotion and receiving from Senor
Sagasta one of welcome.
He declined to discuss the Cuban question but appeared greatly affected.
Chile has a New Ministry.
Valparaiso.—The cabinet crisis ended today and lhe ministry
has been reorganized undor Senor Martinez in part as follows:
Premier antl minister of the
interior Senor Carlos Walter
Martinez.
Minister of foreign affairs
Senor Ventura Blanco Viold.
Minister of finance Senor
Rafael Solonioyer.
Minister of war—Goneral Saber Caseaux,
READ.
THE PROSPECTOR.
Sole Agknts
Solk Agents
Grows Nest Goal *m«
Giant Powder Gompanu.
Mining Supplies a Specialty.
UPPER COLUMBIA NAVIGATION and TRAM-
WAV COMPANV Limited.
GOLDEN     AND     FORT     STEELE
TIME; TABLE  TO  TAKE  EFFECT  JUNE  IST,  1898.
GOING   SOUTH
Steamer leaves Golden every Tuesday and Friday al I a. m.
Steamer arrives, at Windermere        " " "       "      p.m
Stage arrives al   Porl  Steele Thursday and Sunday al 8 p, in.
GOING   NORTH
Stage leaves Port Steele Monday noon and Saturday at 8 a, in,
Boat leaves Windermere Wednesday al I il. in. Illld Sunday noou
Stoamor arrivos at Golden Wodnosday p. in, and Monday noon.
Freight in Carload lots of "10,000 lbs" delivered al Porl Stoolo via
(lolden al LE| cenls per pound,
0, IE  H. and boal charges must bo paid to company's agont at
Windermere boforo delivery.
Upper Columbia Navigation & Tramway Co.
C. H. PARSON, Secretary. THE PHOSPECTOH, FORT NTKKM3, P. Q,, DECEMBER 81, 1898,
THE  PROSPECTOR,
JB   PUBLISHED   WEEKLY BY
THE   PHOSPECTOH COMPANY
A.  A GRACE. MANAGER.
THE PROSPECTOR, is published
tvery Saturday, and hns n guaranteed
circulation larger than any other puper
In East Kootenuy. It is all home Printed
and contains double thc news of uny
other paper In the district.
As an advertising medium it is unexcelled.
Devoted to the tipbuildlnR of Port Steeli), the
development of the vast mineral resoureos of
the East Kootenuy ruinlriK district.
Subscriptions % 2.1)0 per yeur
Adverttsiu*; rules mado known on application.'
Contributions are solicited from all putts of the
district, but all manor Intended for publication
must have the writer's signature.
Tti?C PAPPR UKept on tlU-ut themivur-
imo rftrtn UsluKiigeHcyot AlHuwder
ftC'o., Suite P.. First Xattonal flunk Uuihiinn.
Spokane. Wash., where contracts eun bo made
fork.
©Jjb Wtyvo&pzxtcix.
SATURDAY. DECEMBER 3!, 1898,
THE OLD YEAh AND 'UIE NEW
III uo single couutry in the
world, we believe
progress, been so marked during
the year just ended as in the Dominion of Canada; in no province of the Dominion have such
balloon at even altitude was a
task of the greatest, difficulty and
owing to the cold air ol' the
water, the sun-heated gas cooled
with lightning rapidity, demanding constant expenditure of ballast to prevent falling into the
sea. The balloon again rose
2,1100 feet, but dropped behind a
thick cloud. The sudden eclipse
caused a rapid descent, and iu a
few minutes the balloon touched
the ocean aud a wave struck the
car. It was an exciting moment
for the aeronauts, their gum
boats being filled with water.
Percival Spencer, the famous
aeronaut in charge, promptly
threw out lhe ballast, und saved
himself, The balloon rose Sj,000|
after clearing the French cliffs j
and landed safely amid the Norman peasants four miles oast of
Havre, having in the trip covered L50 miles of which fa miles
were over lhe sta.
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make thirsty visitors think that,
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seven plagues and one extra.
Henry Norman says,that it is
calculated   that   Kipling  made
has national |#75,000 by the serial book rights
' of his latest volume of stories,
"The Day's Work".
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Canada's Commissioners at
I Washington are strangers in a
'strange land, and it would be
leugthly strides forward been jjUSt like the generous Yankees
made as in the Province of Brit- j to take strangers iu.
ish Columbia: in no district of General de Trentiniau, gover-
British Columbia has there been j iiorgeneral of the Freuch Sou-
more genuine development than I dan, is the youngest general in
in the district of East Kootenay;
and in the city of Fort Steele we
perceive the most signal marks
of the progress of East Kootenay
district.
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As a fact British Columbia today is attracting the attention
not only of Canada but of the
world. You can't take up a paper from the remotest part of the
world  that does not speak of
British Columbia.
* *   *
Then coming right home to
Fort Steelo; this young city is
flushed with progress; the rising
sun of our prosperity has only
begun to tint the sky with Its
golden hues, and therein are no
envious streaks ' that mar the
prospects of a glorious time to
come. Therefore to our readers
All over the district, the province, the dominion, and elsewhere, we wish them heartily—
most heartily- ■
A    HAPPY    MOW   YKAlt.
<:•   *   *
We believe the coming year
will see a large uinount of railway construction in 'he Kootenay valley. Charters have been
applied for: surveyors are already iu the lield; and the ob-
jeciive poinl, Irom the north as
well as the south, is Fort Steele.
And the opening up of mines on
the east side of the Kootenay
valley will be the most potent
stimulus which has ever been
given to the industrial growth of
the Port Steele district, and it
will go far towards placing Fort
Steele in the front rank as the
commercial, mining and industrial center of this district.
, being only 47.
pity that "Our
the army
It is a pity that "Our Lady
of the Snows'' has chosen Christmas time as the season for weeping on the Northern Shoulder of
this continent.
New York.-Ambassador Jules
Cambon will sail from Havre for
New York on Jan. 7 to resume
his duties at Washington.
London —The Rome correspondent of the Daily Chonicle
telegraphs that the Pope has requested Don Carlos to stop his
agitation.
Washington.—A bill has been
introduced by representative
Collie with a view of
laying a cable across
the Pacilic from the United
States to China.
London.—The St. Petersburg
correspondent of the Daily Mail
says: "The Russian government has ordered ten new destroyers for the Pacific squadron to be completed within two
years.
Montreal.—A terrific fire oc-
Cured in the Melntyre block; the
loss exceeds a million dollars,
There is supposed to be about a
million dollars insurance. The
premises of Greenshield's, Melntyre & Co. were burned out,
dis-
Balloon Experiment.
A special London cable
patch to the Times says:
The Chronicle will publish an
account from its correspondent
sent on a balloon trip across the
Channel, showing that the Andro
steering  gear was tested  with
"It is a startling fact that, almost
without exception, the adulterated
teas are dangerous to health.   Some
of them are actually poisonous,"
—A**. V. Herald.
Yes; some—not all. But
that isn't the point. You
drink tea because you like
it—not because it is good
for you.
The wholesome tea is
also the best-tasting; Schilling s Besl— at grocers' in
packages,
imniny
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GOLD ASSAY, $1.00,      GOLD AND SILVER, $1 50,
SILVER, 511.00. S^VKRAND LEAD, $1.50,
LKAD. $1.00, GOLD, SILVER AND COPPER, $3,
OTHER MKTAr.S ON APPLICATION.
MILL  TESTS:
The Stamp Mill has a capacity of 20 Tons a day.
The Chlorinatiou Plant 2 Tons a day,
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AND WHOSE CHIEF FEATURES ARE \
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Quiet Home Comforts
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the nexl mcmsIoti thereof, fop nn nol, ki incur
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pel'fpct success.    The  sail   used  tri«u< of vain anil )!iwl. nnd Wont Kootonay. In
. ,     i   -tt,  t*"* I'rovllH"' "f llllIKh (Vilmnliltt, nntt lo Irmkr
was IH [set square instead of l. „„„„„.„„„ wm, ,-,„ itne»riinonof<mv•roin-
foet, tho one used in land export- «nir* compiiny In too Dnliwl Stntwof Amor-
leii, nr wild nny toloilritpli ur tolophono emn-
imti.v whicli i*, now or heietifinr mny l,eem-
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thoy Inul dellected  tlll'Oe  points I Icm«tfaii tSamiwny'N lino or Una* in uny »'iuli
. ii,,, i      >       i        ! r,ini|iiinv er l,inliinlf/noinl.e lhe nnilerlillllnu tit
or ulioul. iloiihli' llinl Obtained Otl j tt„. comimny witli that of any nihor nuoli coin-
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'J his was not surprising, lor the. f„n,lc,,mlH1„K, mamiuttisootmmmm
fl'ictional resistance of the tMil- InnartlKirlbution or rouw ni chnw will! nny
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me; rope ill llie water was nn-i,!,,,,,,,,,, ,„,,,,„„,.,. „r ,.xl,„,||,.„| ,„, n,,,,,,,,..
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same result, bul, this lime the,    Dntouiitvicioriii.ii. a, tho wm umoih-
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WILLIAM EOBSYTIl,  PBOI'HIETOIi.
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balloon descended within two
feet ol'the water,   To keep lhe
Iter. IHHH.
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Fancy Goods and Violins.
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Prescriptions  Carefully  Compounded
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the most modern in equipment; it is the heaviest railed line!;
rook-ballast roadbed; it crosses no sand deserts; it, was built'
a land grant or jrovernmoiit aid; it Is noted for courtesy of ite-
s: It is the only lino serving meals on the a la carte plan.
THROUGH THK GRANDEST SCENERY IN AMERICA
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Mines and Mining.
Cintlmu.-il from iiuir,* I.
done, in the course of which
large bodies of high grade ore
have been brought to light, and
is without doubt one of the most
promising prospects ih the district and bids fair to become a
great mine.
VULOAN.
Situated on Toby creek 8 miles
from the Columbia river. This
property, more easy of access
than almost any other property
in the district, is a gold bearing
copper proposition, and was
originally discovered by Mr.
Harr^ Mitcheli-Innes and transferred by him to the New Golden, B. C, Mining Co., Ltd., of
London, Bug. Only a limited
amount of work has yet been
rtohe. A considerable quantity
of high grade ore has been struck
at a depth of HO feet. Work on
an extended scale will be commenced at au early date.
D1UGON.
On Toby creek, li! miles from
the Columbia river, is a coppor
proposition bearing gold quartz.
It was originally located by Mr.
Harry Mitchell-Innes, aud transferrin! by him to tlie new Golden, B, 0. Mining Co., Ltd., of
Loudon, Eng. $1,000 worth of
development work has been done
wliich tapped a vein of 80 Inches
at a depth of 80 feet below the
surface, assaying from $49to $56
per Um. Development work will
bo continued on an extended
scale iu the early Spring,
LANARK' AND MIDLOTHIAN,
Situated on the west side of
Boulder, and owned by Sinclair
Craig, .lames McLeod antl ,1.
Harry MJlcholl-Innps, is a copper, silver and gold proposition,
It has a well defined ledge of '81
feet of high grade ore. and very
easy oi access, Work will commence ns early as llie snow permits in I he .spring.
ST. GEOKGE.
On Toby creek, owned by the
New Golden, B. (**., Mining Co.,
Ltd.. of London, Eng., is a copper proposition with a considerable quantity of ore in sight, and
is accessible at any time of the
year, and is a promising prospect. Work will be commenced
in the spring.
HOT PUNCH.
Situated on the north fork of
Toby creek, is bonded to Tom
Starbird, representing a Montana syndicate, for $15,000, is a
gold, silver and lead proposition,
assaying from $50 to $80 per ton,
It has a well defined ledge uncovered for over 500 feet, and
from 20 inches to 4 feet in width.
$2,000 worth of development,
work has been done, showing up
large bodies of high grade ore.
MINERAL, KING
Situated on Toby creek and
owned by Messrs. Abel, Watt,
Geary & Co., is a grey copper,
galena and gold proposition,having a well defined ledge of 50
feet in width, assaying from $25
to $00 per ton. It is a smelting
proposition. $2,000 worth of
development work lias already
been done showing up excellent
values. Taking it as a whole it is
a promising property,.
MORNING GI.ORY GROUP.
Consisting of seven cluims
namely:—Morning Glory, Mountain Goat, Rod Cross, Sampson,
Pansy, Intruder, Walter B. Situated on Copper creek tributary
of Toby creek, owned by Messrs
Ellis, Crilohley, Jones, Block-
banger, lias eight well defined
ledges averaging all the way
from 2.1 feet to 25 feet in width,
being it silver-coppei'-goltl proposition assaying all tlio way from
$-10 to $100 per ton on the surface. Copper assays running as
high as 10 percent. Silver 12
ox. Gold $li. Some of these
ledges can be traced for 8 miles
being staked throughout, Although but little development
work* has been done this full largo
bodies of high grade copper ore
has beeu uncovered. The owners refused an offer of u $25,000
bond this fall. It is. undoubtedly
one of the most promising cop-
per propositions in the district.
Development work will be commenced on a large scale in the
spring under the direction of
Messrs Ellis and Critohley.
FRISCO.
Situated on Taggart creek
about three miles east of Windermere, B. C. owned by Messrs
Taynton, Ellis, Gordon and
Critchley. Being a lead-silver-
copper and gold proposition assaying on an average as high as
$40 ? >■ ton. Has a well defined
ledge of 81 feet and 2J feet of
ore.
uuby. "
Situated on Toby creek .about
four miles from the mouth. A
copper-gold proposition assaying
on the surface as high as $35
per ton. Has a ledge of over ti
feet in width and is owned by
Messrs J. O. Ellis, Critchley,
Blockbeager, .(ones and Routh-
age.
GALLOP GROUP.
Situated on Toby creok aud
owned by R. S. Gallop of Kaslo,
B. C. and others. Being a copper proposition assaying all the
way from 35 per cent to (iti per
cent copper on the surface and
has a well defined ledge of over
4 feet in width. Being undoubtedly one of the mosl promising
copper propositions in Ji. C,
Mr. Gallop expects to put on a
force of men nexl spring.
HICHAM GROUP.
Situated ou Toby creek, owned
by Bighain Bros of Kaslo, B. CE
Being a copper proposition having a well defined ledge, assaying as high ns 50 per cent copper, What development work hns
been done shows greal promise
of becoming one of the copper
propositions ol' the district.
.SITTING  HULL GROUP,
Consisting of I claims namely:
Sitting Bull, Alice, Mary G. antl
Colorado. Situated on Boulder
creek and recently bonded  by
Messrs W. J. Kinnel, B. Mar-
Khali and Ed. Johnson to R. li.
Bruce, representing a foreign
syndicate, for $40,000. It is a
silver and copper proposition
assaying 800 ozs in silver and 30
per cent copper. Has a well
defined lead.all the way from 2 to
4 feet in width. $1,0(10 worth of
development work has already
been done Ihowiiig up large
bodies of high grade ore. Mr.
Bruce intends res'.iiuiijg development work ou ,*i large scale in
the spring. Taking the group
as a whole it is undoubtedly one
of the most promising in B. C.
and will soon be among the shippers.
PIXIE GROUP.
Comprising 5 claims, namely:
Fairy Queen, Warcocks, Pixie,
Gnome aud Wycouiii. Situated
between Laws an,I Horse Thief
creeks and all on ihe same ledge
Being a gold-copper proposition)
it is a well defined ledge of 20
feet. Surface aswiys giving a
result of 14 per cent copper and
$0 in gold per ton. Development work on a large scale will
be commenced early in the
spring. It is owned by Mr.
James Scott of Edinburgh, Scotland and Mr. Harry Mitchell-
Innes.
MCLEOD GROUP.
Consisting of li claims namely:
Thomas Cat, Christina, Sinclair,
Pet, Equitable, Ariode, Jap,
Niger, Hard Horse, ami Iteiia
diomner. Situated on the head
of Boulder creek and owned by
Messrs.!. R. McLeod, Sinclair,
Craig,,). Biirmoii antl S. IJai'dic.
It i.s a silver-copper proposition,
and has :i well defined ledgo
averaging from 2 lo I feel. I)«
reliipmeiil work will be com*
iitonced iii Ihe spring. Taking
it as it whole if is one of tlie musi
[promising groups in the district,
IIUKMAN GROUP
Consisting uf eight cluims
namely:—White Wolf, White
Gal, Baby Mule,Heavenly Twins
jNo. I, Heavenly Twins No. 2,
I Ground'floor,    Cosetakea   and
Three of a Kind. Situated on |
Boulder creek und owned by
Messrs McLeod. Sinclair, Craig, j
Burinan, Bruce and Horrice. it i
is a well defined lead of over 4 j
feet, and is a copper-silver prop-;
osition, development work will j
be commenced on a large scule
in the early spring under the1
direction of Mr. John Burman a;
mining man of 20 years standing,
SINCLAIR GROUP.
Consisting of  twelve  claims'
namely:—Royal, Nick of Time,;
Well Done. Mountain Chief,Sky-
light. Isle of Skeg, Black Prince,
Silver Dollar, Away Up, Gold
Dollar,  Sunlight   and   Sunset,
Situated on Boulder creek and
owned by Messrs Sinclair, Craig,
J. R. McLeod, Juhn Burman, R. |
R. Bruce and Geo. Geary.  Four
well defined leads with  a tine
surface showing of copper-silver
ore.' Development work will be!
commenced on a large scale next
spring under the personal direction of Mr. Sinclair and Graig.
SAMPSON.
Situated on Toby creek north
of the Mineral King and owned
by Messrs W. W, Taynton and
Joseph Heiiai'ickson. It has a
well defined ledge of over 8 feet,
and is a copper-galena proposition assaying from $151 to $160
par ton on Hie surface. A small
Ui,lounl of development Work
has been done showing up good
values. Developiheill work will
bo commenced on a large scale
noxt .spring.
Ill MKTAI.I.IST,
Situated on Toby creek, near
the silininil nud is a copper sil
ver nud gold proposition, owned
by M. IS. Brown. Has I well tie
lined ledges averaging from Ih
Inches lo III I'eel iii width, assaying all llie wny from 52 lo 2000
ounces iu silver. 12 por POM cop
per and $8,50 to $17 in gold.
Development work already done
showsgreaiproini.se of becoming a mine. Running parallel
with the Bt-Metalllsl Is a lodge
25 feel in width on  whicli  Ihere
are lo locations all .showing up
good values.
NIAGARA aiiOL'P.
Consisting of live claims name
ly:—Windsou with  a   ledge 10
wide; Niagara with a ledge from
10 to 30 fool in width; Havana
with a ledge about 8 feel iu •
widtli: Luzon and Santiago with
a ledge of over loo feet in width.
Copper, silver and gold propositions, assaying trom 51 to 30
per cent copper, 10 ozs. iu silver
and $8 in gold Being without
a doubl one of the greatest
smelling propositions in B. 0,
and i.s owned by Messrs 0. A.
Brown, J. E. Stoddart. M. E.
Brown and E. 0. Oldberg. Situated near the Dragon mine now
being worked by an English syndicate.
SODA AND CONGRESS.
Situated on the north fork of
Toby creek" and owned by Messrs
0.  A.  Brown and O.  Mclven.
11 is a gold proposition having
a ledge averaging from 20 lo 40
feel in widtli and assaying from
$3 to $lo in gold,
Australia to Aid Canndn.
The Daily Mail this morning
says it credits llle report thai
Australia will join wiih Canada
in defraying the cosl of a Pacific
cable.
PHOTOGRAPHS
A. K. PRANCIS,
Photographic Artist,
Stinliii. Gnvrrimieiii Avenue, mirth nf
tin* I'n'slivlcriiiii (,'hiu'i'li.
Outside Views a Spocialty.
SUBSCRIBE,
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THE PROSPECTOR.     ; * THK PROSPECTOR, FORT STEELE, B, O, DECEMBER 31, 1898,
®Ju> IfrOtftrcctOV
SATUKDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1808.
Ottawa Letter.
From Our own Corrohiiotulent.
Ottawa, December 24. There
is n time honored bul none the
less disreputable, campaign trick
of originating a false statement
and sending it the rounds of tho
party press, and, after n few
days or weeks, as the case may
be, charging Ihe other side with
originating it, and then protesting against the promulgation
of such a fabrication. Such have
been tlie tactics of the Opposition press during the past two
or three weeks with reference to
the Lieutenant-Governorship of
Manitoba. On October 81st, last,
the Ottawa Citizeu declared that
"Lieutenant-Governor Patterson
,of Manitoba is desirous of retiring from his gubernatorial posi*
tion." Other Opposition papers
repeated the story, and a week
or so later making the addition
that "it was reported" that the
Lieutenant Governor was resigning his office to enter the
Federal Administration. The
story was either ignored or
laughed at by the Liberal papers, or if given as an item of alleged news, always credited to
the Opposition press, where it
originated.
.1,
tended lo be first used on Chris!-1 il would alinosl appear so.  for|
mas day,   when   the   Imperial
, COOt. EKFUO.NTEKY.
Iii spite of all this the Maii oc
Empire has now the effrontery
lo declare editorially:—"We be-jdoes
penny postage rate will conn'
into operation but Iliis latest decision oi' the department will result in its appearance right
awny, though of course the, two
cents rate through the Empire
will uot become operative before
Christmas Day. As soon as is
sued the new stamp can be used
at its face value for all purpose.-,.
LORD KITCHEKEK'S SWEET
HEART,
"The Marchioness", writes in
The Ottawa Free Press the
following interesting paragraph: "Miss Marie Moreton,
whose Prince Charming had
turned out to be the hero of Om-
diinnan, Lord Kitchener, and
whom every girl with apenchanl
for heroes is going to envy, is
daughter of Hon. Richard Charles
Moreton, Her Majesty's Marshal
of the Ceremonies, and a granddaughter of tho Earl of Ducie.
Mills Moreton spent a couple of
happy years when a little girl in
Ottawa. She used to tumble in
the snow drifts about Government House and probably had
as tine a time as any other little
girl ever had in the bright Canadian winter. Her father was
private secretary to Lord Lome,
and her mother, who is a Greek,
was lady-in-waiting to H. R. H.
Princess Louise".
after giving  prominence  to a :"t**;{; *; ,'J; 2[ PwWPW
proposal lo bauquel  Mi*. Whit- #.#^w###
ney, a proposal which is atiuvs-l^fW*»*^r
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ent being actively canvassed  by, "fit1**
the Youna Men's Conservative
Association in Toronto, the Mail
& Empire declares "the practice
of giving banquets to discredited
leaders is a popular one." ll is
too bad to try and dethrone their
king when he is ou lhe eve of
coining into liis kingdom, that i.s,
if they believe their own so oft
reiterated declaration.
NOT DOWNED YET.
The    Provincial    Opposition
not   appear  to  have  yet
lieve the rumor with reference I learned the truth of the aphor-
to Mr. Patterson originated in j ism that whom the gods intend
the minds of Liberals' who feel to destroy they first make mad,
the necessity of a cleaning up of j tor iu the protest which has been
the stable, &c." It adds that, j filled in South Ontario against
"Hon. John Haggart, who was a j the election of Hon. John Dry-
colleague of Mr. Patterson, in I den the old charge is reiterated,
an interview with the Montreal \ that a corruption fund was in ex-
Gassette deals with the yarn. He istence under the control of the
declares Unit llle idea is prepos- Provincial Government, and eon-
terons and that Mr. Patterson, i tributed to by Michigan lumber-
far from coming down to sup- ■ men and others in anticipation
porl his former opponents, would of favors to be received,
be not unlikely, iu the event of a This utterly disreputable fairy
general election taliing place, to I story was one of the most dis-
abandon his office and to throw; graceful incidents of the cam-
himself into the tight side by side j paign last winter, and its entire
with his friends." ! lack of foundation was shown
It may he worth pointing out:when the matter got into the
that the Mail A Empire and Hon. courts at the election trial at
John      Haggart      aro      just | Kingston and the Conservatives
Town of Fort Steolo
I Situated as it is, the central
town of the Korl Sleele milling
division, it offers many chances
which cannot be overlooked.
Surrounded ou all sides by mines
in various stages of development
there seems to be no reason in
doubl thut ii is destined to be the
richest minerul seclion of British Columbia. Within a radius
of 1:' miles ihere are over 500
prospects, many of whicli will
in the near future become pro
ilucing mines. Wild Horse
Creek, Mans and Lost Creek,
Horse Shoe Canon and Hull
River, Tracy, Wasa and Lewis
Creeks are all directly tributary
to Fort Steele.
The Future.
Dc you ever stop and think of
the future prospects of Fort
Steele and what thedevelopment
of the vast mineral resources of
the district will lead to. That
every dollars worth of gold taken
out of a creek or bar, every dollars worth of silver, every dollars worth of gold taken out of
the mountains, is a benefit to
every business man not only in
the district but in the whole of
the province, the whole of Canada. It helps every industry, it
builds up every business, it helps
tho farmer by giving him a mar-
et for his produce; thus helping to build up successful mining and agricultural industries.
h,.
a little late ill coming lo the assistance of the
worthy Lieutenant Governor. In
my letter of November tith, last,
commenting on the story [.observed:-—"It may be remarked inci-
dently, that tliere Is* no desire on
the part of Hon. .1. IE Patterson
to retire before his term expires
early in the next century, and
therefore there is no immediate
prospects of a vacancy in tho
Lieutenant Governorship of
Manitoba.
A   CUSTOM   REVENUE   OF   $25,-
1)1)0,001).
A total customs  revenue of
were unable to offer a single iota
of evidence in its support. At
that time Chancellor Boyd,
who was on the bench, remarked,
"It should never have been put
on record. It is disgraceful to
do so, if there is nothing to justify it.'* There have been many
other charges just as baseless,
that have been promulgated
solely for the transient effect, and
with the most shameless disre.
gard for all moral consideration,
but anything more insane than
to repeat an allegation so thoroughly discredited, it would be
exceedingly difficult to imagine.
$25,000,000, is something that I .suits the practical man
Canada has never yet experienc- j The new regulations govern
ed, but at the present rale of|ing hydraulic mining in the
trade expansion, and in spite of j Yukon do not appear to please
the substantial reductions that j SOmo of the theoretical miners
have been made in the tariff, j j„ Opposition newspaper offices
there is every indication that the | but practical men who under
present fiscal year will net this - stan(i the situation accord them
amount. So far the monthly j unstinted approval. For instance
average since July 1st. has been Mr. John J. Doyle, a native of
$2,113,972, the live months re- Lanark County, who has spent
ceipts exceeding those of 1894-5 two years mining and prospect*
$8,840,859, the monthly colleo- hng fa the Yukon territory writes
tions in that year only averag- j as follows to the local pressing $1,445,789; the total receipts*;, j realize, as must every other
for the five month periods in the j actual miner, tho justice of the
Twenty-Four Games at Once.
Davenport, Iowa.— Harry N.
Pillsbury, champion chess player of the United States, played
24 games simultaneously tonight
against players from Davenport,
Iowa City, Muscatine, Iowa;
Rock Island, Moline aud Cambridge, 111. The play lasted 5A
hoursPillsbury winuing22 games.
Metzger of Moline and Streed of
Cambridge playing a draw.
(VWVWWWVWVWWWWWWWWt,
We Make
WHEELS,
Too!!
J MILLER R0DEONE2093 MILES IN 132 HOURS
The Eldredge
$so.oo
The Belvidere
$40.00
i «wv*
I Superior to sll others irrespective j
ol price.   Catalogue tells you
why.   Write (or one.
last five years are as  follows:—
1894-5:—$7,228,946; 1895-0:—$8,*
new rules.   They are framed, in
my opinion, solely in the inter-
404,809| 1896-97:-«8,088,i05; lH-jfistsof thn presenl minel. Md
97-98:—$8,480,481; 1898-99:—«l0-pioneer, and the other interests,
.EOli.ilnil. So that the revenue which should always be consld-
for the present year«xceods thatUred as identical with his, i. e.
of 1800-1)7 by $2,481,500, and the; the capitalist and the newcomer,
previous year by $2, Hiram. h \W\\PVU ,,jie m.w rnlw ,,rrft,.(,tl
tiik  new imperial POSTAQBUquireci    interests   from   the
_ .        ttyw, scheming of tho impostors. Thoy
Owing to tlie interiMl   which „„„„ ,i.  ,,,.... ,-	
" I open tne door lor lhe prospec-
| tor and the man of capital, Sure
interest
has boon created over the n«w
Imperial penny postage stamp
now in course of manufacture,
and tbe urgency of lhe demand
for its immediate issuance, the
Postmaster General has decided
to place it on sale just us soon as
tho contractors can run out tli*
supply.    Originally  il   was   in
ly both of those latter are entitled to protection from Canada in
their concerted effort to develop
om* resources,"
ROUGH ON MU.   WHITNEY.
Is the  Provincial   Opposition
casting about for ii new leader?
j NATIONAL SEWING MACHINE CO., ,
{ J.19 BROADWAY, Factory,
New York. BELVIDERE, ILL. j
mNINGpiS
THIRTT-WMB TEAR.
24 Pages t Weekly I Illustrated.
INDISPENSABLE
TO MINING MEN.
$3 PER YEAR, POSTPAID.
KI VI, I,,11 NAMt-t.K t'OI'V,
MINING .^Scientific PRESS
310 MARKKT ST., SAH FRANCISCO, CAL.
SUBSCRIBE.
POR
THE PROSPECTOR.
*
Manillas, flrctics, Blizzards,
shoes and German socks.
Big Line of Men's Gloves ■***-& Mits.
NEW GOODS" NEW PRICES
We have a line of Blacksmith
tongs, shoeing pinchers, hammers,
rasps, etc.
We are dosing out these goods
at low prices.
FORT   STEELE
MERCANTILE   CO.
(LIMITED LIABILITY.)
Sullivan Diamond Drills .
Most accurate and most economical prospecting drills made.
Drills of all capacities, operated by hand or horse power, steam,
compressed air or electricity.
SULLIVAN MACHINERY COMPANY.
305 and 306 Rookery, Spokane, Wash. -     •     Chicago, HI.
KNIGHTn* STONE, Agents.
CONTRACTORS FOR PROSPECTING MINERAL LANDS.
M. A. BEALE
Mining   Broker   and   Commission   Agent
AGENT POR Imperial Insurance Co.   Canada Life Assurance Co.
Sun Savings and Loan Co. and Parsons Produce Co. of Winnipeg
Corresponding Mining Agencies in London, England, New York, Montreal and Toronto.
Agent for FULMER & KERFOOT, ROYAL MAIL, Passenger and Express Line between
Golden and Fort Steele.
M. MCINNES & GO.
Wholesale and i Retail Meat Merchants
A  I'TI.I,  MIO'!  AI.WAYH ON 1IANO.
"■Hf* Markets at Korl Steele, Cranbrook, Muyie, Wardner and
Pernio,
Mrs, SPRAGUE
Fruit # Confectionery
#   Notions of all kinds.
CIGARS and TOBACCO,     ft
»
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THE PROSPECTOR, FORT STEELS, B. C, DECEMBER 111, 181)8,
mm
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MINING BROKER!! il
ESTAT
Sole Agent for the
FORT  STEELE   TOWNSITE
The only Government town in the
'■■M !■■"
District
Rich Placers on Wild Horse, Brewery, Fishpr
creek and Bull River
Since 1864 Twenty-five Millions of gold have b|en
taken out.
WITCH TIE PROGRESS Of FIRT STEELE
The Capital ol East Kootenay.
The Center of a Great Mining and Agricultu})
District
Sole headquarters for Tracy, Wasa, Lewis, Wolf, Wild Horse dnd Dibble creeks
the greatest high grade ore camp in British Columbia. Reached by the
Steamers North Star, J. D. Farrel and Gwendoline from Jpnnings, Mont.
The Objective Point of
The    Great    Northern    Railway
Choice resident and business lots 30x99 from $100 to $if 50.   Easy terms
titles guaranteed.   Por Particulars Apply to
E. A. Elton St Co.
R. L. T. Galbraith, Owner.
AGENT.
PORT STEl
al
y$, B.C. 'HIK PROSPECTOR,
OUT STEELE, B. 0„ DECEMBER 1*11, 16&S*.*
©he Itarapcctotr
SATURDAY, DEi EMBER ,'11, IS*.
LOCAL NEWS NOTES.
L, Keen of Tracy was in lown
on Wednesday.
Rooms to Rent. A good sit
ling room and two bedrooms,
Apply in Mrs. Underhill, Galbraith avenue.
D. ,1. Elmer camo in from
Moyie city on Wednesday.
If you want a shave—A clean
and cool and refreshing shave—
go to (Ircz's Barber shop, noxt
door to the Oriental Hotel.    *
Tom Racier of Moyie city was
in town on Thursday,
Office Diaries for 1899 at
Cann's Bookstore *
	
(I. H.   Ireland,   representing
the Montreal Optical Co., is in
town.
-—
Por a good Shave, Haircut or!
Bath go tot'. E, Main's Barber
Shop ami Hath Rooms.   Successor to Highwarden A- Sou.     *
Delaware, who contributed to
a fund Inr the purpose. Tlie
ceremong look place in the
temple of lhe Baptist church and
Captain A. K. MoCluropresided,
The forma] presentation wm
mado by Miss Reiiii MoNeall,
the Ifi-yearolil-sistor of Private
Harry MoNeall of the murine
corps, who distinguished himself during the battle of Santiago by clambering out on tho
muzzle of one of cruisers Brooklyn's big gnus during a heavy
tiro and removing a loaded shell
which had become fastened in
the broach.
Thero was a large and enthusiastic audience present, and
speeches were made by Governor Hustings Mayor Warwick on
behalf of the state anil city.
Governor-elect Stone also spoke
in high terms of Admiral Schley
nnd his achievements.
The sword, scabbard and belt
represented u cost of $4,200. The
blade is appropriately engraved
ami the hill is elaborately decor
ated  with diamonds uiul olher
precious slones.
The Cam
idian Bank
(HI
of Commerce.
AD OFFICE TORONTO)
HON. GEO. A. COX, President     B, E. WALKER, General Manager
(PAH
IT CAPITAL #ii,iiiio,in!0)
Accounts  of Corporations,   Merchants  and Individuals received on favorable terms
SAVINGS  DEPARTMENT  Doposits of $1 and upwards reooived and
current rates of interest allowed.
Canadian      PaciffSc      Railway    and
 Soo Line.	
FROM OCEAN TO OCEAN.
Por those who waul Ihe Rest when travelling to any point in
United States or Canada.
First Class and Tourist Sleepers run through without change    Connection Triwookly via Maoleod or via Kootenay Landing,
•>.
EAST
DAILY   TRAIN
WEST
MissHearlei
ed in Fori  Stf
Miss Hearle is
nurse, nnd will have charge
the Fort Steele hospital.
Rem
Hards.
E.   A,   Elton and  Miss  Reiai
hr.vo ';one to Pin *lier creek  ti
spend their Christmas.
Montreal arriv- At Homo'
le mi Tuesday.: The Kootenay Club was ;i!
ui experienced home on Thursday evening. In-
' vitations had beeu issued to a
j large number of ladies und gen-
Remember Kershaw's for bil- tleoien, The rooms of the club
! were handsomely decorated! also
ithe dancing room at the Opera
House.
It was a gay and festive party
and the club committee did every
Skates!    Skates!!    Skates!!! thing possible to make the affair
The star blade andhockej skate, a success
the finest in the world.   Call audi'   . '   ,
see price list and catalogues, and    Amon* the vlsltors   w,ire"
order at once from M. A Beale, Cranbrook -Mr. * Mrs. F.Simp-
agent.                                      * son.   Mr. &   Mrs.   Hutchinson.
—                       ; Mrs. Donahue. Miss. Baker, and
Everybody in town enjoyed Messrs McVittie, Laidlaw and
the Christmas festivities.              ,, _
                         Mofhtt.
Perries'candies in one pound     Port Steele.—Mr.   and  Mrs.,
boxes at Mrs. Sprague's. Bleasdell, Mr. and Mrs. Ross, I
Mr. and Mrs.  Haslam.  Mr.  and;
DRAFTS andCREDI'
?S ISSUED PAYABLE AT ALL POINTS
Exchange   Purchased
CRANBROOK BRANCH Is N°w open for business.
J.   W.   H.   I5MYTHE,   Manager.
George Geary has put on a
team to run between Port Steele
and the Junction.
Go  to   Mrs.   Sprague's
oranges uud lemons,
George Geary has the contract
for carrying the mail between
Fori Sleele und Windermere.
Shuck to Rent. A good shack.
Two good siisod rooms. Apply
to Mrs. Undorhill al house on
Galbraith avenue,
VV. Sprague of Tracy was
visiting his frionds ul Steele on
Wednesday.
George Scotl und Mary Freye
have gone to Spokane oil a visit,
ll is said llinl two hearts will
heat as one ore I hoy return.
(lovernineiit Agont Arms! rung
on Monday wenl to Fernie on
official business.
Look-out nexl wee!; for the
new advertisement of the Identification aud Protective and
Accident Insurance Co., M. A.
Beale, agent.
Col. Bakor arrived at Cranbrook on Wednesday evening.
The Col, has been visiting the
Old Country.
C. J. (.'aim has gone to Toronto on business.
Mrs. (looilnough, Mr. and Mrs.
Fenwick. Mr. and Mrs. Edwards,
Mr. and Mrs. Nelson, Mrs. Cann,
Mrs. Levett. Miss Rose, Miss
Frizzell. Miss Hearle and Miss
Kershaw.
A large number of gentlemen
nml members of the club were iu
attendance.
Supper was served in the club
room, and was much enjoyed by
all,
The club is to be congratulated on their success, as the assemblage were loud in expressing
that it was a most enjoyable
event.
St. John's Church of England.
Divine service will be held in
St. John's churclf at 7.3d.
Strangers welcome.
Sunday school at 2:30
All the children invited.
In    the    evening   the
Charles A. Procunier will hold
service at Cranbrook at 7.30 p.m.
Presbyterian Church.
Forenoon: Service will be held
in the new church at 11 a. in., tomorrow. Evening: Service will
be held at 7.30 p. m, All welcome. Sabbath school will meet
The Kootenay Club "At Home" I at 3 „, m, as „suai.
was a grand success. .	
Sagasta's Health.
Madrid.- Premier, Sagasta  is
worse today.    He i.s very fever-
Geo. Gilpfti has gone to Ham* ish.   His condition caused Span-
Toronto, on ish   interior  securities  to   fall
ilton Montreal nnd
business.
P. P. Norbury left on Monday
for England, where he will reside for two years.
The Port Steele Brewing Co,
are making arrangments to cut
500 tons of ice.
from 56,25 to 55.30.
The Carlist agitation continues
in several of the northern provinces and a number of agitators
have been arrested at Morel la.
owing to Carlist demonstrations.
Sunk in the Mersey.
Liverpool. The British steamer Deptford, Captain  Woodruff,
from Galveston  for  this porl.
Chas Estmere returned from j while proceeding up the Mersey
Kimberley on Wednesday. last evening collided with   the
I steamer   Hopper,   which  sunk.
one eusi on;T|m oeptford's damage, if any.
I is not yet known.    Whether any
Gave a Sword to Schloy. | |jves is losl is nol menlioned.
Philadelphia,   Rear Admiral
Schlay was tonight the recipient'       T1><» oro-jon <""> the Iowa.
of a  handsome  costly  sword, 1    Lima,  Peru,  via Galveston
"W. H. Bullock- Webster, chief
constable of Nelson was in town
Wednesday on official business.
Wm Carlin
linsiness.
fioabbard and bell, presented to
him in behall' of the people of
this city  and  other  cities   in
The United Slates battleships
Oregon and Iowa, which arrived
at Valparaiso on Saturday, will
Pennsylvania, New Jersey and I leavo to morrow for Callao,
Improving the Kootem.y
Foreman McTavish has a force
of 10 or 11 men at work on the
Kootenay about one mile from
Fort Steele. The work vill consist of the driving of two rows of
pilling across the big slough at
the point, then tilling the inter
veiling space with dirt brush and
rocks, forcing the waters of the
Kootenay to run in the, main
channel. " The keeping of this
large body of water in the main
channel will in all probability
deepen the Wild Horse bur by at
least a foot, and eventually cut a
channel through tho bin
GRAND BALL.
Given  Under the  Auspices of the
Fort Steele Brass Banc.
On Friday the 23rd inst. the
Port Steele Brass Band paraded
down Riverside Avenue dispensing music to the residents of the
town. Stops were made it the
Dalgardno House, Hotel Venosta, Hotel International,, Steelo
House, Central Hotel and Piios-
PBCTOK office -where the band
played several selections. Immediately after the parade, the
baud entered the Opera House
and for half an hour discoursed
sweet music, for the assembled
crowd thai al tended the lance,
which camo from all ovr tho
district. It was 11 gay an 1 festive parly, and lhe boys did
everything in   Iheir   |iow|er  to
make the affair a grand success.
Promptly at !l o'clock the Grand
March began, during which It)
couples marched to the music of
the band. Seveial difficult aud
pleasing evolutions were performed. Then came a walta and
the dance was on. There were
no wall-Bowers in attendance,
but everybody just got right in
and kept the ladies busy in tripping the light fantastic without
intermission until supper, which
was welcomed hy all. Space
forbids us from furnishing the
names of the visitors from all
over the district, also the Steel-
itos who attended, but tho fact
that over 100 tickets were sold,
shows the interest and confidence the people have in the
band.
The dance was a complete success, and thc boys richly deserve
the many compliments that were
accwdod them. The music was
furnished by the Fort Steele
Orchestra, under the leadership
of A. Neidig, the music was of
such a character that would have
done credit to a much larger
cily Ihan Fort Sleele.
Tho hall was handsomely dec
orated with national colors antl
evergreens. As the sun came
creeping ovor the mountains the
dunce came lo a Unix, and the
large assemblage of dancers
went lo their respective homes
loudly expressing themselves
Ihal the hand boys were all right
and knew how to get up and
manage u dance,
Tiokots issued through and baggage chocked to destination.
Apply lor rales, maps, time cards, tickets and full information to
nearest local agent or
W. F. ANDIORSON E. J, COYLE
T. P. A., Nelson, B. C. D. P. A. Vancouver, 11. C.
ROBERT KERR, Traffic Manager, Winnipeg, Man.
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Rand compressors
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CANADIAN RAND DRILL CO,
ROSSLAND,   B.   C.
F. R. MENDELHALL, Manager,
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