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Vol. 4.
FORT STEELE, B. C. SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 18D8.
No IO.
New Advertisements To-day.
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CEUBOH   NOTICES.
ST. JOHN'S CHURCH.
Service will lie held every Sunday evening in St. John's Church
at "iliO o'clock.    Sunday School
at !•( o'clock. Strangers welcome.
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.
Service in connection with tho
Presbyterian Church will be held
on Sunday in lhe Opora Houso
at 7:30 p. m.   All welcome.
Sabbath School and Bible
C| ,ss will moot at ii p. in. in the
Opera House.
GROWS NEST INVESTIGATION.
Arrival of the Committee at Fort Steele--
Testimony as Taken at This Point.
•The
THE   MEN   ARE   ON   A   STRIKE;
dirty and unsheltered.
THE PROVISIONS.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^      Vo have a good cook but lack
 -.   . ■ supplies, and the food has fallen
The Committee are Doing Their Duty Faith- !011' in ,|Uali,y aud ,)Ua,uily ou
fully, and Will do Justice to all Parties
'witness, "some are worse-and [is of the same character, Wo
j the balance no better." No pails, prefer not to comment upon the
■ no basins, and nothing to wash testimony taken until the com-
I with. Some have no boots and mlttee make their report to the
cannot get ihem until thoy get |Government
money.     Tlm  camp  is   filthy,
Concerned.
It Is Coming;.
The Port Steelo dislrict appears to be on the brink of an
immense golden boom. Wild
Horse Creok and its tributaries
are coining to tlie front,
and the placer ground in this region will be more extensively
worked during the present year
than has been done in previous
years since tin- sixties. Moyio,
Palmer's Bar, Tracy Creek and
Bull River will also contribute
their quoto of plaoer gold, Quartz
properties are being developed
all ovor the district, and a large
number of claims havo from 10
to 1,000 tons of ore ready for
shipment. The St. Eugene has
15,000 ton* The North Star can
ship from 100 to 200 tons daily.
Fort Steele, the most central
and largest town in South Eastern Kootonay, is already feeling
the approach of good times, and
from present indications will experience a boom similar to the
one that Rossland experienced
two years ago. The season is
well advanced and there is every
reason to expect an early spring.
The streets of Steele are free of
snow, and for two weeks past we
have experienced a feeling that
spring has already arrived.
Fort Steele Appropriations.
The following communication
has been received from Colonel
Baker in relation to the appropriations for tho district:
Victoria, Feb. 8.—Sir: I havo
tho honor to acknowledge the
receipt of your letter of the 2nd
instant, received yestorday, in
which you submit certain resolutions passed at a public meeting at Port Steele on Wednesday, the Will ultimo, with regard
to appropriations for tho district.
in reply I may state that the
resolutions shall be laid before
lhe Executive for iis consideration when the estimates are
brought forward. I am, sir,
your obedient servant.
James Baker,
Provincial Secretary.
Win. Baillie, Port Sleele.
On Monday evening the commissioners appointed by the Do
minion Government to investigate the condition of the men
employed on the Crow's Nost
line of construction arrived at
Port Steele. Prank Pedley,
Judge C. A. Dugas and John
Appleton comprises the commission. J. R. Costigan, attorney
for the C. P. R., Capt. R. A.
Cuthbert, N. W. M. P., J. A. Mc-
Carty of Macleod, and M. H.
Roy accompany the commission.
Upon the arrival of the commission they were notified that
the men at Bowles' camp, seven
miles from Steele, were on a
strike. Messengers were immediately sent to the men notifying
them that an investigation would
be held at Port Steele at 1) a. m.
Tuesday.
worked on the lino of construction ever since work was first
commenced. Thero are from 50
t'j OO mon employed at this camp.
All are hero with the exception
of those sick; all are here except
8 or ten."
The names of those present
wero taken by the commissioners.
First Complaint—We have not
been paid for Docember or January; not one has been paid. Payday was supposed to be on the
15th of the month. December
was settled by time-cheeks,
which have not been paid. For
January neither money or time-
checks have beon given us. Time-
checks were payable at Major
Bowles' office at Macleod. Time-
chocks have been sent to Mac
leod   and   returned   with  the
Upon the opening of the in-j statement "no funds."   Checks
Good Prospects for B. C.
I'l'iim Money, London, England,
There is no doubt that this
year will see a great interest
taken in British Columbia, not
alone in milling speculation, but
in legitimate mining- a branch
of Industry which has gradually
come to he regarded as among
the safest investments the country has gol now. Many large
financial groups are nu the look
out for good gold or copper properties, and some of the best people are going into them. Easl
Kootonay should come well to
the front lhis year.
Briili;*,, Completed.
We. learn thattho bridge at the
South Pork nf the Old Man's
river is completed and that the
engines have crossed. Iron is
now being laid to lho Middle
Fork.
vestigation on Tuesday some 40
mon from Bowles camp were
present, having walked a distance of seven miles to lay their
grievances before the commission, and wc havo every reason
to think that the opportune ar-'
rival of the commission has prevented serious trouble at that
camp. As it is now the men are
perfectly satisfied that everything in connection with their
troubles will be correctly reported to the Government.
THE TESTIMONY.
Government Agent Armstrong
was the first witness examined,
and gave an interesting account
of matters that came under his
personal observation. In reply
to the question as to tlio wages
paid to the men on the Crow's
Nest road, ho stated that owing
to the conditions of the country
as regarding transportation for
supplies, etc., it was impossible
to exist on §1,50 per day; that
lho wages paid by the government for unskilled labor was
$2.50 por day and the men board
themselves. Mr. Armstrong
slated that a number of cases
had come before him, most of
them having4 lo sue in the form
of paupers, not having the necessary amount of money (50 cents)
to file thoir complaint. Some 80
to 40 complaints had been heard
before him. Iii answer to a question, Mr. Armstrong stated that
lhe men lost I'l'nm three to
ton days' work while trying to
collect their wages. Time checks
wore discounted at 15 In 25 per
cent, and the fact that mosl of
the men were unacquainted with
llie law prevented action in many
cases. One conl racier named
Cowan had offered lo discount
his own time cheek.
Al lhis time some 40 men arrived from Major Howies camp,
having walked a distance nf
seven miles lo lay Iheir grievances before the Investigating
committee. < 'no of tholr mini-
lier, E. Wense. was chosen as
spokesman [ortho party. Twenty
six men liled into the room and
were sworn. The following is
the evidence in full:
TIIE EVIDENCE.
"I have been working for
Major Bowles some |o or 12
days," said Mr. Wease.    "Havo
on tho Union Bank of Canada al
Macleod have been issued and
returned with the same indors-
meut. Iu one particular case
chocks to the amount of Si'4 wero
sent to the-same bank by one of
the men. It was sent by the
timekeeper of Major Bowles'
cainp. It cost $4.10 to telegraph
to ascertain where the checks
were; then they were returned
unpaid, and were discounted at
Port Steele at 24 per eont.
Question—What is the discount
on time-chocks?
Tho lowest discount is 15 per
cent—15 to 25 is the average,
The month of January has not
been  settled  for  in any  way,
either   time-chocks   or  money.
Major Bowles has not been in
camp since the 7th day of December.    George Nelson is in
charge  of  the  camp.     Nelson
says that he will pay when the*
Major returns.    This has been
the same old story for tho pasl
six or seven weeks.   Thoro is no
supply store connected with the
camp, and tlie company—that is,
Major Bowles—has no storo in
British Columbia, and wo cannot
provide ourselves with the necessaries of life   no boots, no clothing, no nothing.   Wo aro in need
of clothing, hoots and shoes, underwear, etc., and we cannot get
money  to purchase  Ihem.    We
have no soap, candles or anything save tobacco and matches.
Tobacco, T. & li., costs 40 cenls
per  plug, chewing tobacco   15
cenls pur plug, candles 5 cents
each, and matches  I eenl a box
for small paper boxes.    Wo can
gel tobacco for' 8 cents  in Porl
Steele Unit, we  pay 15 cenls for
in camp.   We cannot keep ourselves clean.    Waler  to  wash
with is dose, but drinking water
is throe milosdistant. The waler
lor washing i.s from  a stagnant
lake.    The eiimp is hi a had condition! in fact, is filthy and  not
lil for pigs lo  live ill.     We  have
simply   existed   in   tents; some
have Hours and others have mil.
The canvas is iu a terrible con
ilition,   and   we   have   suffered
many hardships from this causo.
On Sunday we have had  Intake*
the roof from an old  stable lo
lloor a leul.   This has been done
without  pay and  in   our own
Ithat account. Board was fair
', until two months ago.
MEDICAL      ATTENDANCE      AND
MAIL.
We see no doctor at all and wo
have to pay 50 cents per mouth
for medical attendance and 25
cents for mail service, and only
get letters once in two or three
weeks. I have only known of
the doctor visiting the camp once
iu six weeks. For tho last two
weeks there has been a supply of
medicine. Wo don't know the
doctor's name.
WAGES.
Question At $1,75  per  day
and 85 per week for board, do
you consider that you are sufficiently remunerated for your
labor?
Answer—No, sir. With a poll
lax of j>8, medical attendance 50
eents, 25 cenls for mail service,
and loss of time, we are not getting i'5 cents per day.
The mail service is not satisfactory. We have often gone
seven miles to Port Steelo and
return for our mail. Yes, sir;
25 cents is taken from our wages
for a monthly mail service without our consent, and then we
have t j travel 14 milbs for our
mail,
THE MAJOR ABSENT.
Major Bowles is absent. Wo refuse lo work until wo got our
money. Yes, sir; we are on a
strike. We are at a standstill
and won't work until we get our
money, and wo shall have to expend all lhat wo have coining lo
us for board while we are wait- i
ing for the Major to return and
pay ns what is tine for labor lie:-'
formed. Some 10 or 12 liieuj
were brought out by the ('. P. R.
company under contract. The
men all declared it was a compliment to them to get the cash for
time-checks oven at a discount.
February wages are due on tho
15th of Maroh.
Question- Are you sufficiently
confirmed in the opinion that we,
the investigating committee, are
fully conversant with tho condition of affairs at Major Bowles
camp'*'
Answer   Yes, sir.
Mines Bonded.
K. B. Hart has bonded the following group of mines: Bill Nye,
Le Page and Sunny South. The
bnnd is for $15,000 and runs until the 1st of June, 1898. The
cluims were located in 1897 by
A. L. Guenoley, Chas. Reynolds
and W. M. Violet, and are situated near the head of Trail Creek,
which is a small creek lying between Tracy and Wild Horse
Creek, distant about 10 miles
from Port Steole. The ore on
this property when first discovered was a galena mixed with
copper, and as development was
made the ore turned lo a grey
copper. At present the indica
tions are that the property is a
gold proposition,
Another Strike at McCloud's Cirm;>.
Workmen at McCloud's camp
on the line of construction of the
Crow's Nest Railway struck and
quit work on Tuesday. The men
want their money, and say there
is no use of working and not get
paid. At Major Bowles' camp
the men have all quit work. A
Prospector reporter went over
tho line between Port Steele and
Wardner, a distance of 22 miles,
and did not see a single man al
work at any place. It is reported
that a paymaster has left Macleod to pay oil' the contractors.
The Season Opens.
Steve Young on Tuesday prospected the hill between Brewery
Creek and Wild Horse and succeeded in linding a ledge of gold
quartz. This discovery is the
first ono of the many lhat will be
discovered during the coming
season. Tlie snow is going fast
from the valley and foothills,
and it will not be long before lhe
prospectors can take to the low-
nil i.s.
MAINE  DISASTEB.
Tho above was solemnly sworn
to ami signed by 26 members nf
Major Howies' camp, nn the line
of llie (.'row's Nest Kailway.
Sll! PER VEAR WAGES.
Prom reliable sources we havo
obtainod the following facts in
regard to tho wages of the workmen on ihe Crow's .N'esl line of
construction: At the present
state of wages a workman paying .SHI fare from lhe ensl, and
allowing $5 per month Cor clothing,   toh.'ii'i 'ti'.,   $04   return
passage home, at 'he end of 12
months can save just $18 The
above fuels are learned from n
careful Investigation nil along
lhe line.
I Latest .'Duvelopiiumts as the Investigation Proceeds.
[Special despaton tn The Prospector.]
New York, March 2.—A Her-
aid dispatch from Havana says:
The Maine's back was broken.
The latest discoveries made by
divery not only support the information printed by thc Herald
concerning the disclosures of
paramount importance by Ensign
Powellson, but convince those in
charge of the submarine investigation that a mine rent the
battleship Maine asunder. The
Kiel of lhe ship has been found
to be ill two  pieces, the   Ilea esl
ends being separated by a distance of from two and a half lo
three feet. The Secliolis an* no
longer lying iu a Straight line,
hill show lhe oii'er'i   of force exe
cnied from porl lo starboard.
The divers nre working hard
upon lhe wreck of ihe Maine.   It
is feared Unit many of ihe dead
Were blown lo pieces, which
would account for lhe failure lo
Iimi their bodies, Spanish pup
i'i**. advocate nu International in
vestigation, Ihoy o,
coiirl will not agree
did.
Chicago, Peb. 'IH,
said the report was accompanied
by evidence. Tho fact that General Lee has never made a mistake in Cuban affairs adds much
to the significance of the report
and has increased general concern among public men.
New York, Peb. 28.—The
World prints the following circular, which is distributed on the
streets nf Havana: "Spaniards
witnout conditions. Long live
Spain. It is time we leave lying
deceptions and puerele fears. It
i.s necessary even if wo are to
succumb in fright. We must not
stand the imposition of that
proud and ambitious nation,
which at every moment takes
every advantage of liberal government: who menaces aud
throws down gauntlets, Providence is taking our part, and see
what has happened to that vessel
in which they confided all their
power.
'-.Spaniards, the time for action
has arrived. Slumber not. Let
us show those vile traitors that
we have not yet lost our honor,
aud that we know how to protect it with the energy of a
worthy and strong nation. Death
to Americans. Death to autonomy. Long live Spain, Long
live Weyler."
Key West, March 1. The
court of inquiry resumed at 10
a in. No opinion has yet been
expressed by the court. As yet
all work done is preliminary.
Chicago, March I. A special
to the Chronicle from Key West
says: The licet hore, made up
of the New York, Iowa, Marble-
head, Montgomery, Nashville,
Cushingand Erricson, as well as
tho three battleships Indiana,
Texas and Massachusetts, now
at Dry Tortugas, received orders
to hold themselves in readiness
to start for Havana at tho tap of
ine drum The Detroit left here
for Dry Tortugas, where she will,
join lhe squadron. Tho orders
came from Secretary Lang in
Washington to Admiral Secard.
The Diarrit) Del F^eixllo (Spanish
| Army Cazolte), received fronr
Havana, says Spain has notified
lho United States that the
Maine's remains must not be removed and that the work must
stop until the government receives the report of the United
Stales court of inquiry.
In the open country between
Mii'via and Havana. Gomez is
slowly but surely working
towards the capital, burning
plantations as he goes. As
Ilia.ico recalls his troops to protect Havana, Gomez draws nearer from lhe east and Rodriguea
and Diaz from the west. They
al1 expeot lhat the United States
will declare war. The moment
thai happens Ihey will mass
iheir force.-, and co-operate with
the United Siaies tlei't. Havana
will fall and Cuba will be fie.'.
The t-fiiirt of inquiry returns to
Havana tomorrow.
It is roportod that General
Weyler wns llie instigator of tho
disaster to the baltloship Maine.
lll'VII
on
the
ver
Thoro is lonlii Umi  the in   lo tho Times-Herald nn?,
veHllgallngcominltloe appointed |General Lee has madi
by  lhe (iovernnieiit   lo
Foi c Stiiclu I ni|i* "'vnii'iita.
Purl Steele is  rapnllv coining
Ii) lho front,     The waler svslem
is completed ami wator will he
I turned Inlo ihe mains during the
A  special coining week*.    I .um lii't- for  lhe
si  Consul  '"'w   brewery is   boing  rapidly*
n   formal  placed   upon  the ground.     Mr.
ie expend'
the  nexl
time.   The stoves are bad, and misrepresented,   Prom Macleod
investi   report lo the President in which Downey's now residence la nearly
gate llio condition of lh eu on I"'says ihal ii is his opinion llml  completod,   and   it   is   reported
the Crow's Nosl line of construe- the warship Maine wns dolibor- ''ial ovor $10,000 will lie
Hon aro doing the work consolon- ately destroyed,     Evory olTort edln building
lionsly and fairly lo nil   parlies | has been inaile  to keep  this in   two months.
concerned,    There is no possible-for lion from 1 lining public.
reason lo doubt that the coudl- P^e Wends of lhe Government    The Spaniards in Cuba may
tion of the men   hns nol I „ pro trying in minimize the im- tttkQ the initiatory and undortake
savin" l'"'1,1!' ,l"wi"'-rs "f Hi" Ameri-
•^"'f-' can Eagle,   Hut Uncle
portance of
minimize
report   by
to use tlie exact words of tho|llJ Port Steele all tl
that this is only an opinion of provo a hard nut for
ie testimony | fcuo consul General
though it isjgos to crack.
in will
t " llidal- ■HE PROSPECTOR, FORT STEELE. B.C., MAI'Cil 5, H-H.
in,
■'...; ilms sii-
.   ivi-.l.v.l l.f HUM
il      '     I'.vriiiuW  rri'i-k.   Si.
-. .. n foi ty 11 lion Wl'st ol Furl
■ milieu *'.v'. ' *, s. I'lirwrll, iiki'IU for
li"- yrsunlll I'll-:1.1V Milling I*,... Limited
(i -■ mil. Free Miner's CertlUi-irte So. 1981-*
iv, i.i, r-Uty inv*- 'i.m the dato lierenr, toap-
|." ■ ,:. Mliiluc ivvvrilvi* [or a Cerlllleate ol
lmpriivrrneuts, .'ur the purpose ot obtaining a
Crown ■ Irani ■' tuc above claim.
Anil fnrthi-r lake notice Unit nctlon, timler
spi'ilon 37. in.i-i bo commenced belore tlu* i<>u-
iiui f niicIi C'ertlllcote "' Improvements.
A. S. 1'AUWKl.I..
Dated Litis dth duy ot Octobor, I8D7.     *.'i-H
NOTICE.
Wr.luii r, Warren. Brooks, anil Mi. Chlel Mineral no iv. ulttiatt in the I'uii Steele Mining
Liqnor Lieor.eo.
NOTICE.
WANT!*.;).
NOTICE.
Tin* iinnal Mlneml Clulm, situated 'n 11
. Fnrt fitoolo MIiiIiik I'lvlsl il Kust Knolenn ]      , ,,     , .
Sotlcr Is hereby Blven that thlrtj days alter nisirici, A   Illllll   to   tint   111 11 Sliull llllll
[lute 1 will apply to the iJold Commissioner Iur     Whore locatcili   On Ilucltlcborry Hill, nun*' I),,,,,-     |rnClorv      'tl      Swiiimon
a license to soil liquor by retail on the premises MarkCreek. ..nn'iy      .11      oniuiM it,
known as tho Central Hotel ut Moylo City, Mux j   'rake notlco that I. Nell McLeod Curran, Proo  Oood illdllCOniBllts will bo offered
Kootenay, U. ,'
MARTIN Fi'I.KV.
Dated this Mth January, 1898. s-u     tin™,,. s-„ wiik«ii,,i, ,,,1 .in,. .1,,,, , ,,,,,.  mill.
118 H0m>
/Soyle Ciuj, B. C
Miner's eertiiicnto No. OM1117, nuent Inr I). U.  to   It   I'lllilllilo   llllll    responsible
Mmni. nf Montreal, Quebec, l'-reo Miner's Cer
tlllcato No. HfiOOO Intond sixty days Irom date
lioreol, lo apply to tho Mtnlne Recorder (or 11
Cerilllcalo uf Improvements fur the purposu ol
obtalntuu n Crown (Irani "f the uliovo claim,
Ami furiinT lulu nollee nun action under
NOTICE.
Notice Is hereby Riven Hint iliirty days lifter
dato we trill apply tu the Gold Commissioner
lor a Hcenne to sell liquor by rotall un itu'  seotion 87, must bo commenced belore llio Issu
premises known as Uie Swansea   Hotel at anco of such eertiiicnto ol Improvements, "I'li
Swansea, East Kootenay, 11. c. N !•'. 11. MoLKUU 1 URKAN
AHENA .ti HIVKKI.I.
February 8,1898 7-n
Ciw'b Nesl Lund and
Oovoln[iiiiont Company,
SWANSEA, B.C.
NOTICE.
..HV  S    SH:-r    lA-.li     IMP   lUCVKl I'I'Mr.M    li'.
LIMITED.
Mr M 11. IluuyanhnvlUK wlthdritwn (ruin
Iv.     * nl Easl Kootonay Dlstr ■  illou ol Manager dI lhe Crow's S'esl
Where  located    * *:i   I'yramld  Creek,  >*. '•   ' puientCo., Ll ed, Mi
Mary's River al     ■ * rtj      les wesl 0! Fur;   I    1'iirner will In (uturo rupresenl the Com.
Steele,
Tnko nol *- -■■■.-. 1 a --  1 ai .-■     in
tlo Pyramid ;.■...   Ulnlnu
iF '1 ..■■     Free Miner's       I He .'*■ S*o, 1081'
lm-:. 1, sixty days from I ' toap
ply to tll    MInlns r I     ..:'..
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Cr   •':
And '   *      take
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. 1. orders [or supplies and ; Ive
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.     ■   I'.'v -iiii-  due I" tills 1* -
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    red by 1        .
Hated tins until 1U1 uti ivi r, isn
Albert J. Grez.
NOTKI.
The Maverick mineral claim, sltuuKd In tin
Port Steolo Mlnlim Dlvlslouol Easl Kooteuaj
nistrict, Noxl liiior to Intoruational Hotol,
Where loomed    On Huckleberry Mill   near
MarkCret'k, POUT STKKI.K, ll. ('.
'I'alu notice thai 1. Noil McI.cihI I iirrnn, ul
Itcele. llrilish Colnnibin   In.   Minor's        \ llH'L'IM'XIIOl'ioiICO ill   loilllitl"
,:■    \ '    ".iv   days  '
litlti ltereoi        ip|
inul  l'iii''i:.'::i roimlrii's
I .      : a Crown craw
.    .      ..in
,\   : .        il iii'llun, undei
section 37.
.le of improi
MiI.llOll t'l   ....
n.ii' 1        ■        ..
,:■    N tit   iluvs   ''■"11 1 ,•    , . ■,
,„. dm,, herein li,     <>-" '''''' 8MO|IS (ll Alimril'lin   ullll'H
.
1     ii    II       •.
Stet le Mining HasI .v
.    .. lhe Mild 1
Where I van il:   On Ilii.-Hlcberr)
NOTICL.
Granite   -        Mill il ,,.,.,. A ,■
Clall -    ■ ■ tame will be seuleil M*"u
vision   I Easl Ki otenay ritm-sa   1   A. C smith '■ * that 1. N     Mel rriitt, Fn
Wi,.----  lu .    . -■ Miner's Ccrtluciuo No. imeni for I', c.
Mary - Rlt r. about (orty miles west ol .      • - tudrews  'sl'cr-
Steele, ii   .      - • ... -.., iiii the
Take notice thnt I. A. S. Farw
JAMES MGHWAMEN & SON
PIONEER  BARBER SHOP
Kvorj ihiiifj Strictly l''irsi (Husk.
Next door to lhe Pivmn'dor.
[''imi i*!ms Kci'oiiimodaUon f,,r, u-jivcl
llm; inihli.*.    A well ulouked bar,
(luml stabling.
Q, CAIWBELLi PROI'RISTOR.
Teams leave Port Steolo Tues*
clrtys Fritlnys and Saturdays at
7 a.in, fin' Elliott's Landing, con-
 itillg  wilii   bouts   for   Moyio
City. '
Ilunln run lm Imil uny iluy ill. Klliott's.
Crow's    Noiat
HOTEL
Elk River, tin lhe line of
Die new railway.
8300 AC-89MBATI0H IJ-SR
TBAVELLEBS.
thfi fyramid  k. ■ -■ ■ ..   •■:
(i-e ri   ■      I  ' ■■ M ■
intend, sixty days frnni thi
ply 11 ■■  .'.':.       Hi !or a
I;:.* ■ ■"    •■ -:   .      !
. ■ -   .   .   .   ai
■    '   "    ■ . '   ■    .     .- '  '   -
iteci -- -
anconf suoh Cerl Bi .*■   f
A. S      \ . -'■ '
ft   A. T> -
c eg g-jMSi >
'.   ■ .  ■ -ants tor Hit) ihh--
. . . .v »«'■   t'ii llvftui >■; Mit* above
Lhat uctii 11 u.iilvr
C.   HEALTH   ACT  WA   s■\^:'^:;', ;si in oninm-iiml before Lho is»u-
RE-CULATlONc. i iCortillealeofiuiprovemeuts,
.   ■ Nl IL Mfi.i.un Cl KHAN,
,-   ,   ,■-.,      . .;■.■-■'■         ■',:.'    r-v,
.    ■ ,
'■■■-■■'
B. P.COOK.
Livery, Feed   anil   Saio IHablo.
Porl Sli'i'li', li. c.
Teaming of nil kinds solicited.
SSt©el«5
loune.
NOTICE.
e Shore Mineral 1 laim, situated in llie
  -      .     . 1   ....  |e Mlnlni: DIvUlou ol Kant Koot.'nay
NOTICE. • -   - -   I'l-tnvi,
yum House
F. A. SHIP
tins leased tlio Dininj; Room and Uml
K'.iiinv nl tlio riloolc House, und begs
lu 51'lii'it, 11 iiliaro of lho patronage of
the publio.
DINING     ROOM    OPEN    FROM
6 A. M. TO 8 P. M.
HKKAkTAST    li In !) a.m.
D1NNRR  12 In 1 p.m.
St'l'I'KK    fi tn 8 p.m.
Short orders will lm served only botwoon regular meal hours.
' MOViE CITY, EAST KOOTENAY. B.C.
li ealeil:   i'n lover Moylo Lulu*, ml-
yie Minora! L'lnim.
Take uotlei   thai I, Chas. C. l'-arrcll, Preo
IV.   .*     :...::     Ba ll ,    Iv:.::    Bnil   C   v.-' *    * ' *
Mineral Clnlros. situato ln the V   tsiei     ■' w the Moyie Mlnoral L'lnim,
:;;... . r Kasl Kootenaj   1 ■ *
Where  located    On   Pyramid
\i,       :    ■.   :.-. fnrt> miles west
Steele.
Take i!"ti'*'* Uiat I. A. s. Farwell agenl I r
Take nol ec thai I. Chas. C. Farroll, Preo !     T,K' ■*ll"v'' Hutel hfl*s  ,)l!l'»   l'»*- |
■   *      ■-    '•   *      ' i.scarlei   Miner's Certifleato No. 87,213, agent for Martin CBtltly Greeted,   tllld   nc.Uly  t'ur-1
..,,.,[ ].-,,-■   tc, ■.., :■:■   Foley F M. 0. No. tnWM; Thos. Hndlr.P. M. C.     • ,    , ,1 ,
\.. .'* :»   .1   I.n H:iv. 1*. M. I*. No. M.MO;   T. B. I nlSBBCl ttlrOtlgtlOtlt.
.,:    -'.  lotenay  Minim,* Co.,  Limited
(Foreign). Free Minn**, Certlllcato s    ' -
Cosy and Comfortable Rooms
.    , .-   ■ . .      ft!    Hsease   Murphy, F. M. C N'o. 8(1,800; Chns. C. Furr.ll,
* -     . F M C N'o. 87,243. Proo Mluor's Certifleuto No.
-    .     nth  [1        '*■*..   ' ..■   - vr'   ntend. sixty days from tho ditto horcof,
..-, .iv.- tr thc dute horcof, 1 * '* lo apply to tho Mining Kecorilcr lor u eortlfl-1
,vlill!|1   ,;  ]{,,.,,r,!,.r fm :, 1 ■■;■:: leoti    ' '■'■■■ arantincd    ate      improvements, Inr llio purpose, ol oil | lill!   Hill'  suppllull    with   lln'    HKS'i
brands of Liquors and Cigurs.
AKE   yONEY
UY
Improrements, for thc |iun»<is'- of obtainlnn ;t
CrownOrantof tho above claim,
Ami further Uike notice that oetlon. under
scotlou ;t". uni*>t be coininwnccd before Lhi
»ncc ul MiiEi 1 crtltieute uf Improvemeius.
A, S. l''AliWi:i.i..
Dated this Mh dayof Soptem
Land Purchase.
NOTICE.
tlthy ...■ ■ tainlnn a Cro«
■ f? with-        Ai,.I [nrther I
in six (in section a,, must t
Thai * ■   -       p - •*- uni e of sn n certi
an 1 'HAS. V. \'.\\l\l\'.i,\.. A
Dated this iMth duy of October. 1807.
i ■ ';.v ,	
Thai  ■-    *• ■■■ ■ •■ - ■'     -:   ■*   n    -  lm ■ i,
nmrunt ue. -...■:, ..:   ti :.
E Uio above clulm.
nice Hint action undor j
mencedbefore tholasu-  HEADQUARTERS  FOK M1NIMG MEM.
J OTS
IN
S0YSE THY
c
Sixty diiyn ufler ilule 1 Intend to apply '■
thoClilof I'einmlhNloner of UuhIh nml -.VorltH
(orpormlBHie pun-huso »» acres of lam! in
Kasl Knoti nny ni-'.rn-i and descrllwd ns fol-
Iowh     I'emm ii    ul   '  pnsi   pliu-i-tl
uorlh eiihl corner -i in.\ |)re-fi»pllun claim
111. JIM    cr I  1-'.'  Illlllhlfllll M,    l-H'-t   I
of I...I IW, II- I. Um tmilh HU clialns, Uii uci
wissi (Dclialns llienee 'ih -«■■ liultis lo i>laci
of commencement.
WILLIAM Mi'KI'.N/.IK.
Dated tills 18th dny nl I-'ehrunry, IHUB.  0*K
NOTICE.
Nu'i'icr; Is Im reby itlveu llml sixh iluys uller
dnte I Hhullupph lothiH'hlefComml.sKtonorof
Lauds uml Worlis for punnlsslon to purchase
Un- followhiK pleeu ni lund. alnrtliiK at u posl
(nortli wesl corner)aboul three mlleji  -th of
railway crosslnH -•( Sand Creek und close to tho
Bmplro mineral elniiu, thenou IU.IW chains
louth, then ■■ -i|,IMI chufns cut l, tlience IO.0Q
norlli. Hi.-ni-" I'E'n chnlns vct;| in liiltlnl pi .t,
bolng 100 aorea moro or less.
A. M. JAKVIS.
Dated IStli January isfli1
: . it-r or 1     ■■■ lupantof I       did-
NOTICE.
Notice is Ueroby irivcn. tliat  thirty dr.;.
inp
Sevi v penalties am enui I   I for an;    .'-..■
linn ol i .■ r-   ihition  an I .*r.- rec. verable :ri a
summary mam
.1. V. iUlMSTRONO.
L<ie«\ Board of Health.
Porl Steelo, II. C, Fi bruary, IPflS.      "-n
afler date I shall apply to the Oold Commissioner for ii license tn sell liquor ut rotall on
iti" prei
fi known us ilic Mii-licll   l'rairie
Hotel
1.11
IIKAl
I.'I*.
Mil
i.ril "rni
ie. Jim.
rnh.
-IK.
4-8
RlP
aid Kalispell
STAGE LINE.
G1
AND
E/lfilSEh'LY.
D. A. MelNTOSH,
Sole Agent.
• Fort Steele.
FORT   STEELE   MINING
ASSOCIATION.
ThorniM MeVittlo,
a s. Frlutoll.
N. A. Wulllnnt-r.
K. O. Smltn.
Wlllium rinlllk'.
Srerotury
Tho molar rrK-oilnm ol tho usini-lulJou
wlll bo hold oo tho lm and Jrrl Siiuriluy In
rvnry month.
All iioatllilo lilormntlon will bo furilsh-
ml by tho AHsoctatlon, opon applloatlon to
Williaui lliiliili., Sue, Kort Stoolo, II. 0.
Professional.
HiiRh Watt.M. D..C.M.
M. 0. P. S., Ontario und British
Columbia.
I.ATK    OF   TIIK    uoVAI.    CABHIOft
IIOSP1TAI,.
Port Steele, b. c.
THOMAS   McVITTIE*
P.L..S. A1 C.E.
Fort Steelo B.C.
II. L. CUMMINS.
P.L.S. ,1: C.E.
Fort. Steeh B.C.
"• «• ""SB' II. w. Ilmn'iiMBit.
ROSS &. HERCHMHR.
Barristers    -    -   Solicitors:
NOTARIES PUBLIC
CONVEYANCER!!. . .
Fort Steele,   II.   i.:
T.   EDE.
Customs and Mining Broker
CONVEYANCER.
Mining Properties Bought and Soldi
J. A, Harvey
NOTARY    PUBLIC   AMD
3Einiri!4 Broker.
Fort Steele, B.*C.
No. nr, ur.
CKU'ril-'lt'ATI'l "I*'  'lllll   RRUISTBATION
ii;*  \N KXTKA-l'IIOVlNCIAI. COMPANY-.
*i I'.ll'AMKs Ai r.  18(17.*'
"sulllviiTi (iriiup Mining Company."
iJOHN W. WOLF.
Lust Kootenay dlNtriei
Duted at Michell
Januury. IW8. :»-*;
JAMKS ('. UURGKSS,
liriL1 this iGUi day <-f
NOTICE.
Application win bomudototho LumtCom-
mtssloni r for the ; urchu uo[3lij
i-niiiiii. inin.' ni ;i ioutli L-asli ui ler
near the m ■■•   "' ■ ■■ I   '
Thonruiinlnenorlhonemilealunrl    Ivuotei eC'ompanj
lUver then wosl ■ l'hl    mc of the existence of tho Company Is
mile 'then nloi t the H ' - '"' '~A'<
southeast corner pow indpolntol -. ■•       - ■    bjects for which tho Company Ims heen
menu ''    ",'"i ;in'; _
Dated 25th January, \m. ■''     "■■   usloess of mining, milling,
ji.irt M.\SK :. HICKWAItD "*   ' ' mr. und reduction of ores of all kiudsi i"
 —  sell deal in mines;  to buy.seil.to
NOTICE, ■        "    :-,; tnlnes and mlnlntt properties, uud
-   ,   .-   leal in nnd handle mines and mlu-
Ui<KtstercilthoS»thdayof December, l>i'"
i iiiEKhHY CEKTIKY thnt I have this dny
registered the "Sullivan Group MlningCom-
liiiu.v" ns an Kxtra-Hiovlnelal Company under
ilu' "Companies Act, I8B7." to carry ouloreffect
allornny of tin objects hereinafter sri forth
t'i which the leidslattve authority of tho Legislature nf British Columbia extends,
The li'-i'I olliee Is sitiiau- in tho City nf Sjri-
koue, S'.at'- nf Washington, U. s. a..
Tl ■ am " Um capital '*f thcCompany !■-
um million live hundred thousand dollars, divided Into two million live hundred thousand
iol pm llarench.
Tin' head ofllce ■•', the Company in ihi-. Prov-
- situate in Kosslaud. .mil William E.
Hull, Snpcrinteni R        ne, whoso nd-
ii ...--E'-:,.:   aheattorney for C"«Ia3aU!-:^:.^.basicsf;rinActocaflrming
N,,.,ri D.  W. WOODBURY, MANAGER.
Thirty iluys after th" puhllenllon nf this   ,.        ,   .,   'T**'"!?"^,.,, -
notieo I wlll apply to tho r,<M Commissioner 0n :u"1 aft.cl Au»U8t 2,th' |S!'" mk^ I
for East Kootenay for a licr-nsc to sell lio,uor     Htagos AVilUeavo FortStoeli) onFri-    |
by retail nt my Hotel at Michell l'rairie in th.-i        day mornings at 7 o'clock,   lit!-        j B()OtS     riCj^'    SllOeS
turning    leavo   KaliHpoli
Tuesday  mornings  at
7 o'oiook. '   Repairing done in a workmanlike
N0T|CL " Kalispell and Fort Steelo offices: manu5r*
Thirty days after tho date <-f iho lirst up ^l tlie StOVCS Ot
pearauco nf this notice I will apply tn thp Gold
Commissioner for tho District of Eust Kootenay for n llf enso to sell liquor by retail m my
lintel ut Bull Ileud Prjilrin in the District of
Kust Kontenny.
Dated ut Fort Steelo this ISth day nr January. 1S9H.
?-7 ALEX. HAMILTON'.
1   Johnson & Robinson
JMINING    BROKERS.
Pout Steele, !!. r.
Correspondence Solicited.
NOTICE.
Tho Hritbih  Columbia  Soulhorn Railway
Company will npply in th» Parliament  ot
dare I   Imil
;tc-.
as follow
plui
■. ■  i
thancc houth 401'haii *
thei i
t  • - ..     .
wav for r   ■
■  *
FortSteeh
evorj    ■    r ption within tho United
i ■■ nr British Columbia,
■ereetund maintain mills, KmellerB, nnd
, |   ,       * ■ ■:.  -■ a or ban lliu; nf
■. -,. rulN and to ii" ull things nec-
, . or proper in connection wllh tbe forejfo-
i f o i
.     ...,:..;  .m.i  "'al nf (ifflcf n\
of iirlii^h Columbia  tin-,
■. .      ii thn isnnd «-i^iii hun-
■    ' '.■ :. T-ll
s. V WOOTTON,
.   trar ••' Ji ini Stock Companies.
NOTICE.
S'otl
■     .     ■
(  lii.-r i ■ :.... '    ■■. •        ■        ■'■      ■
■ - i .-                                                                             ■ bj Klvon thai application will
nf Iiiii'i': ■* '..'..' .!' i.f thu Provlni i
NOTICE.
the south  '
shore af the Moyle 1
lUll
M        . -
...   >
, , , r i .     .
i	
land ,■■■,;■
II..'I,<  .1.       .'    .
!-.(■ ■  !■" '   .'       .  i-   (   ■   . ■   -
aibia ul Its noxl  ■■■- for a prl-
■ "■ irati  u > ■ mpany in build,
and operate a line nr lines nr
-    ■ :. p'iini nnar l^ort Stoele, thonco
wheni ii,.- Kootonuy Klver
. i' lonal Boundary Mnu ivlth
Lriicl, and mail in a I much
malata ri ivliui .■ ■ nnd
, .     ■•■'-.'.
v. ibiii ■   .   .     ' (i)../1iii! roiiowiiiij r.M.-.
-   |i   ;   run  and      [Over fillllw. Iielnjj nt 10011
'■-;....'.- plioui   hii-  ■ ,n ' "ti
i iif Ui ii wllh thi    , ■ ' ■■     ...-i liram ic ■ .un
rni   ■ ■ - ■ ■    iy fnr llu   aipply "f Mi{iii
H. E. KING &CO-
FOKT STEELE
AND
MOYIE LAKE
STAGE   LINE.
A bi-weekly sluno will leavo Steele
every Tueaduy nml l*'i*idnv at
7;;80 A M
Commencing Friday, July I6th, for
Cranbrook, Sifton, und Moyio City,
ii leuso u> the Canadian Pacific. RallffuyCom
pany.wlthiheprlvllcgoof purchase nf thnt pur
tii .ii nf tin- Company's railway between the eastern boundoryof British Columbia and Nelson on j
Uii terms and conditions set nut in the said '
lease and amendinK the Act  respcctlnK ibe;
Company (flO-61 Vletorln, Chapter ."Wl by Inseri-1
inv Uie ivnrds "cither with or without an option i
of purchase" next after the word "Company" in |    Uoaohlnu Stoolo lln* iluy Followinif
iin- second lino nf tho, Fourth Clause of thul      i\\ noon,
Act,
H. CAMPBELL OSWALD,
Returning   will  leavo  Moyio on
Weilnosuluys iukI Sutui'ilays ut
8:80 P M
DAVID  GOLDBURG
KALISPELL, MONTANA.
Wholesale doulerin Confootion-
cry, Fruit, Nuts, &c, &c,
Cigars & Tobacco.
CHAS.   ESTMERE,
Draughtsman and
Blue Printer.
In Moyie Townsite Company
Oiliiio.
I CUliE CATAHUH.
i  iniilii'H  lifi-   mlsorablo   lu
D. M, McMillan,
Mining Propositions,
Mining Shares,
Farm Lands und
Real Estate,
CORRESPONDENCE  SOLICITED.
iiiiiiiv ,,.*„,,li..    s,,„,-,'l.v u pom,-,,  Is  ,« T, \T Y-,,       ,, ko1;,C'TED
«i y r,  r,*, ,   caurrb intoP' M' McMillan, Brandon, Mi
r  1.: T r    t  ,.i  :..
formotl in
I   hllVO llli'ilirilir |
imnontly in two)
Scoretury,
hiiieiini Montreiii, Novembor 83rd Iss'T. SA-7
D. L. BETTCHEN
The Jeweller *}ih
Tleltots muy 1"' proenral fnun C. M.
Is'ri'p. Siif'' Ueposll in., Stoolo, mnl
uml nt llm Ilui'l, MoylolJlty,
|
Watchoa   ropairod  nnd   satlefaotlon
Guaranteed.
Pout Steele,
R C,
foriy . hull '   •      ■■ :    i ■•" I I'i ' M'i"|iriiili'
.,..,,,, ,   .. . »■■"■,....' ii,i- Ciiiiipiiiiy ui'li.,
pnlnml                     v. ...             ,             ,i       I       . ,   [.. .   ..,    nn.l nihiii
\'V \l, I I.I; v \ . \ i;     IAI.1            '       '     II»   .          '   I'         lllllllil   |Hll. I "'I'.'i.i
I,.,.,.! ,i,    [ire. | .ih ii.. "' ■ i 'I "i limlli   iiiiiI '" Invy i.'i'l
;.'■'.        ■ .'  I :i!<l
NOTU.I ro     ii.      mil Willi |imw,t i" mnko
iiy ilu       '    i  .-    .    , ilili liny ruilwuy, i Uiiiin
■ ; ...... ■ , ' .....
■•■ |||   ]
.
•'Ill
w
FREIGHT
LINE.
I''l'i'i;;lil will 111) I'ai'l'lcil Ik-Uv, I'll I'llll
I •)
I < 'niiibrunk
THE PIONEER TIN SHOP.
Personal attention paid to all kinds
of Job work.
Sheet Iron Stoves made to order.
Hot Air Drums a Specialty.
T. C. ARMSTRONG.
lll'l IV  s
,',0 poniltlH *   T.i
lull i ml*,     f,0
llolwuon sirrlr nml Sifton
.'iii imiiiiil.*-     it,
nm iiniiii'ii'  um
lli'hvi'i'ii Slcnle nml Muyiu
no imiiiiil-  i.mi
lim ponndi  I.fill
Spi'i'lnl rail**1 mi ;i   ■■ I* m nmv In*
nn      . !  I..   „ inlyl      I" '    '.'. K',-, ,.,
■ ■    if,iiV| '■   '
II ■ I'' i        .....   I»
.    I .*
:.,i Apiillouiii.   I'm!.   '" oli , II. C.| July I.'i,
Fort Steele Wood Yard.
wOOD
i' umi iin . i -   ..ni' ly, nil lengths.
Leiire Ordi e with Gilpin il- Lindsay, in
iiiiii Ut-  Wult r llrlirrrij Mnn. '
(J. J. OROFT, I'ropriotor.
./../. QUINLIVAN.
OKNICl" '.I,   BLACKSMITH,
.Wli
,. :i,i*,l.\vi;iiiiiT.
Horse   hueiny  A Speeiully,
fi'uin iii'iiiiii'i'iiiiii
lln*   Im     ;:ii totn.
tliiii will i'iu'0 you p
«*,-i*l;s.
TAI VKK, Tlio Dm
fori Steelo. II. i'.
WITHEHH
BXUHANliE ? SAFE DEPOSIT CO.
THE WHITEFRASER
STAGE COMPANY , .,.
(Sim-i'ssiirh In Uiililns llnw.)
Livery, Feed,
"'"' Sale Stables,
At All'Trini'lpul I'uiiitn.
Stage to Fort Steele
and Westward. , .,
.AU rni|iilrloanl Oflleo Noxl
to VVni'ilnor 1-Iouno	
Hiniiliiiinilcrm   -   -    Wnrdnnr, 1). C.
p BOESEN,
CONTRACTOR
ann GUILDER. . .
Korl, Sli'i'li'. IE ('.
.1.  .1.   IjAMONT
Contractor and Builder
Fort Steele, II. C.
Triuisiii'is ii gonurnl culloulliiK nml ox-
I'limi'ri' Inisini'Hs.
DRAFTS, CHECKS, TIME CHECKS AND-
ACCOUNTS CASHED.
DniflM IbbUOiI piiynlilii in ('iiiiiiiiii nnil
tlm United stm,v.
Fort Steele Assay
Office.
RON AN & LEACH,
ASSAYERS AND CHEMISTS.
FURS****
Tho Proviilonco Fur Company,
I'rovlih'iico, it. I., wnnlH nil IdndH nf |{,1W
furs, SUIns, iliii-scur, Si'ini'ii. KU). tVVtWiH
ijunlnd (or noxt slxiy ilaj'H urn iw follows:
Sllvi r KnX fUi IKI 10 *f|:ril IHI
Hi'ur       fi ihi Ln    :i'. ih)
Otlur     Iii'i iu     ii ihi
Himvnr    ;i mi io     ;i mi ll-
Mill till     ...                    .... 8 (M 10 I) IHI
Wnlf      I IMI Id J IKI
IIUll Kltt  1 IHI In :> Ul
MlnU      Vi. In ;; ihi
Kit mill         un lo     i ihi
(Inil ivi ni lo       «;.
Ilul lii to       ■:..
;•    I'liu- MhI imnll mi, T inr, um] sklimon
u|i|iiii'iiiiuii    I'uii i  11 nm mil' il,   i iHvfi
M'h'i-iiiin. I'orti • in.'iiliiH'iil nnii iinni,'iinni
rOllliltniltill Oil .ii. I Ml   lij MliH'llK. |tl ;;; THE PROSPECTOR, KOKT STEELE, 11. (E. MARCH 5, 1898
STAGE LINES.
jSTAflwrUsomenlfi nf lliesu tines will lm
/ntiiiil In unoihcr pur* of ttiis paper.
Fort Steolo nnd Moyio Lake.
Dopm-tH, Fort Steele, Tucsduys uml Fridays,
ul 7u. ni.
Arrives. Port Steele,Thursdays nml Sundays,
at3:3U p. in.
Foil Stoolo to Kalispell.
LoavoR Fort Stoolo  Friday  mornings at 7
o'cloolc.
Jii'iiiniiiiK, leaves Kultspoll Tumidity mornings
ut 7 o clock.
Upper Coluinbin, Navigation Co.
Stap leaves Fort Btoolo Tuesday nnd Friday
mornings, oomiooltng with stoamora at
('inuil Flat for Golden.
®h*e tyvo&psctov.
SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 18118,
MINING IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
An Intorviow With Ono Frosh From
the Spot.
from Um Mlnlim World. London, ling.
Mr. Alfred Edward Watts, a
mining expert of considerable repute, whose advice is oflen
sought, particularly with reference to the merits of new gold-
fields, has recently returned
from British Columbia, where ho
spent about seven months in the
mountains of Eust Kootenay. A
representative of lho Mining
World elicited from him the following useful information with
respect to this goldfield, about
which, truth lo tell, public
knowledge has hitherto been
rather of the negative than the
positive kind.
"Up to the present moment,"
said Mr. Watts, "the East Kootonay district has remained unopened from the mining point of
view,und in my judgement British
Columbia is not properly represented in Loudon wilh regard to
showing what its mineral resources really are. I expressed
this opinion to the Premier of
British Columbiii and to the Minister of Mines, who frankly acknowledged that such was the
case. I suggested that a proper
collection should bemadeof mineral specimens, and both gentlemen promised me their assistance
in preparing one with the object
of presenting them to various
large centers iu Great Britain.
I made a collection during my
seven months' travels from a
radius of within about 150 miles
of Fort Steele, East Kootonuy.
Thoy principally consist of galena, dry silver ores, gold and copper, and ores for fluxing purposes aro plentiful in that
district. There is a great deal
of hematite iron, dry silver o.es,
limestone, and there is a great
coalfield for fuel in the Crow's
Nest Pass. Port Steele, at the
beginning of last year, only contained L'UU or !!0U inhabitants,
but now there are 2,000 or 11,000.
It has grown to thut size in six
or seven months, owing to the
mineral resources tho pooplo
hope to dovelop. At the beginning of the year tho Government
buildings consisted of log huts,
but now thero are very handsome structures for Governmental purposes, but they are
principally used us a recording
olliee for mineral claims. Tho
mineral resources of the country
aro immense, because every
mountain and every foothill show
indications of vast minerul deposits, lhe Indications being on
the surface in the shape of'float,'
a certain sign that minerals exist beneath."
"What chanco is thero of successful development by individuals or public companios ?"
"Up to lhe present but little
has been dono with tho exception of opening up three of four
silver-lead claims, as for example
tho North Star, tho Dibble Group
and tho St. Eugono; the North
Star and St. Eugono having had
so far the most development
work dono upon thorn. The
North Star shows a largodeposil
of silver-load, and, up to the
present, has never struck either
the foot or the bunging wall,
The Sullivan Hill opposite shows
similar indications, Tlm St. Ru-
gene lead bus been followed for
about 1,000 feet, two tunnels
huve been driven, und shafts
sunk—one tunnel lion feet and
another loo feet through solid
galena from ti to 8 feet wide. On
that mine alone thoro aro about
50,00 i tons of galena ore in sight
which would assay $05 a En:.
The oro runs about fiE' ozs. in silver and has a 75 per cent average of lead. St.. Eugene has
about 1,000 tons on the dump
ready for treating, and tho Canadian Pacific ruihvuy will run al
the foot of ils mountain, There
is an abundance of water and
transport will he supplied when
the railway i.s completed, as il is
expected it will be in August of
this year. This will put the
mines within 150 miles of two
smelters. St. Eugene mine is 70
miles from lhe Koolenuy Luke,
and once the ore is convoyed
there it can be shipped lo Nolson
for trjatmont."
"Whul is llie profll on *".")
ore?"
"We can make no profit al.
present, but when the railway is
completed the ore cun be shipped
and treated for under If30 per
Ion, the balance being profit.
St. Eugene mountain is a muss
of mineral with many claims
pegged out upon it, und four
other mines besides the S't. En-
gene ure al work", The Eugene
mine is situated on lhe banks of
the beautiful Lake Moyie, and
whon I left there were ii.OOO men
at work constructing tho railway. "
Maybe Yes, Mnybe No.
A Montana paper gives the following description of a lost coal
mine in the Fort Steele district:
"There is a 'Lost Coal Mine'
somewhere in the Yahk district
which is more tangible than the
Lost Cabin mine, but seemingly
equally us hard to locate. In the
'ISO's H. H. Markley, now of
Cedar Rapids, lown, mude an
overland trip from Walla Walla,
Wash., to the Wild Horse placers
in the Fort Steele district. His
route took him up tho Yahk
river, and on one of the branches
at the head of tho stream ho
found coal cropping out of the
i creek bank. It was a good quality of bituminous coal, and that
j evening he cooked his supper at
[a campfire made wilh the coul.
I Leaving the important discovery
for a future time, he journeyed
on and came out at the Kootonay
river at a point somewhere opposite the Tobacco Plains, from
where he continued up the river
to Wild Horse.
Mr. Markley later returned lo
Iowa, but appreciating the importance of his discovery, a few
years ugo he again cnnie to this
section and endeavored to locate
his coal find. He spent six weeks
in the search, but without success. Ho tried to go over the
same route up the Yahk river,
and again tried to retrace his
steps from the point whero ho
had emerged on the Kootenay
river opposite Tobacco Plains,
with fruitless results. The country was wild and new at tho time
of his trip to Wild Horse, us it is
to u largo extent today, and several times he saw landmarks and
other objects which had a familiar look, and by whicli he hoped
to identify the spot he was looking for, but only to bo disappointed, lie reluctantly gave up
the search und returned to his
lown home. Other parties since
then have taken up the search
with no better results. W. E. R.
Brewster and William Hawkins
made a trip on the same mission,
and John De Nomio, who probably is as familiar with tho Yahk
section as any one in the camp,
also made careful observations
during his hunting and prospecting trips, but all efforts thus far
have been unsuccessful. Mr. Do
Nomie bus only found one locality whoro tho sandslono and
other indications would point to
the existence of coal measures,
but was unable to locale any
croppings. This placo i.s on
Slice]) creek, a short distance
from the Yuhk Meadows,
"It mny be thut the lost coul
mine will yet bu discovered, und
if it should be in the locality
where generally supposed 20or
no miles north of Sylvanite—the
lind undoubtedly will bo us valuable as some of the gold mines
now developing in the Yuhk dis
trict.
"Mr, Marlreloy is ihe father
in-law ol F. ,1. Merrin. and wus 11
lhe postmaster of Cedar Ifupidsi
undor the < llevelaud administration, Thai he found the coul,
uiul llial tho quality i.s good, cunnot iic doubted."
In connection wiih lhe above
arliclo wo can say lhat there is
no information lhat can be obtained even in ihe remotest way
of a coal area in the region mentioned. Por many years coul
has beon found mi the many bars
in lite Kootenuy river, and ibe
linding of coal which hns been
carried from I'll!; river by the
strong eurretil uml lodged on
these burs has caused the erroneous Idea thai coal is to he found
on many of lhe tributaries of tho
Kootonay river.
The World's Supply.
The World's visible wheat supply is smaller than it has been
before at this period sinco 1801.
It was then nearly 20 p. c. smaller than now. Europe was ut
that time very much agitated by
tho small supply, and a campaign
was entered upon which, in tho
end, proved very disusterous to
lhe grain trade, abroad. Large
contracts were made for American wheat, at prices then thought
low, but owing to the large
American crop that year, proved
to bo high before the grain so
contracted was disposed of. Tho
result of that season's experience
is to create great caution now on
the part of the grain trade of
Europe, that it be not caught, in
a similar way, or by similar
methods, this season. It follows
that purchases nre now from
hand to mouth, which methods
will likely prevail during tho remainder of this crop season. It
j is not unlikely that supplies will
j bo very low at the end, but Europe seems to be animated now
more by a desire to supply wants
! from January to April than from
April to July, when some of the
new crop will bocome available.
While much difference of opinion
exists us to the outcome of Argentina it is now pretty well understood that thore will be
un exportable surplus of some 20
to 25 million bushels. With that
added to tho surplus to come
later from India, supplemented
by Atlantic Coast, Bluck Sou,
und other ports, the months from
April to July will bo very much
taken earo of. February and
Murch are now the months, more
especially the hitler, that create
most uneasiness. Yet thut uneasiness is not so great as to encourage American shippers to
look for extraordinary prices for
the season. It is not unreasonable to expect a moderate advance, but an extraordinary rise
is not apparent.  Mining Review,
THE BRITISH ARMY AND NAVY
Increased   by    Twenty    Thousand
Men- Poworful Warships.
Tlio committee charged with
the reorganization of the army
has held numerous meetings lately, and it has boen decided to
ask Parliament tosanctionan increase of no fewer than 15,000
men. Among tbe alterations in
the army regulations decided upon is one to the effect that at. the
half-yearly entrance examinations for Woolwich and Sandhurst candidates for infantry,
cavalry and artillery will he examined only for the particular
brunch selectod.
Tho Government, bus decided
to ask Parliament to sanction un
increase in the personnel of the
Royal Navy of no fewer than
5,000 men. Furthermore, 2,000
stokers and 800 engine-room artificers will be udded to the effective strength of the navy during
thn current year. It. was announced a day or two since that
the first-class battleship Illustrious was to be forthwith commissioned, und the Central News
says it is now in u position to
state thnl Ibe Hannibal, a sister
ship lo ihe Illustrious, is also to
he placed lu commission, These
two vessels are tbe most powerful ships in the navy, being each
of 14,800 tons. It is udded thul,
the customary mobilization ohms
for use ut short notice are now
in the hnnds of the commanding
naval officers at all home stations.
Ws-sSS^^SSsS^^
I
1 Hardware
Blasting Powder
are Miners Candles
Stoves      Blacksmith's Coal
s
£
Oats, Bran,
Coal Oil and
s $ Shoes
Nails
Groceries
Crockery
Glassware
St Charles Cream
Pet Cream
Rex Meats \
1
Fort Steele Mercantile Go,
(LIMITED    LIABILITY.)
ll
British Columbia.
m
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CARLIN & DURICK
GENERAL
Fort
Steele,
Sole Agents for the
MERCHANTS
East
Kootenay.
Canton Steel company
This Steel is guaranteed to be equal to Jessop's or Firths in all
Hard Rock Work.
Grows Nest Goal Goinpanu.
Giant Powder company.
Sole Agents
Sole Agents
Mining Supplies a Specialty.
Canadian Pacific Railway.
FROM OCEAN TO OCEAN.
When going East this line affords excellent accommodation for the traveller.   Splendid
Dining Car Service, Palace Sleep-
inn Cars, Through Tourist
Car Service.
Lake steamers leave Ft. William, ont
Alborta      for Owen Sound every Tuesday
Athabasca  "      "        "        "    Thursday
Manitoba    "      "        "        "    Sunday
FOR INFORMATION AND FULL PARTICULARS APPLY TO
C. IC. WELLS, Agent, Golden, H. (E
ROBERT KERR, Traffic Managor, Winnipeg, Man.
GEORGE GEARY.
Llvfiru, Feed & Sale Stable.
Fort Steolo U.C
SADDLE .V PACK HORSES,
TEAMING 01'ALL KINDS ASPECIALTY
- JOHN WEIGHTMflN - -
I.IYEY.
FEED, AN!)
SALE STABLES.
Kalispel Mont.
Parties u> uml from Kurt Steele
Will   fillll   tlllll till!
leuve their stock,
unces.
i om
is th,' best place tu
nml obtain convey-
GRASSICK   &  OE'WSEY,
Fort Steele Meat Company.
Fresh and Salt Meats always
on hand.
Robwoti <** Rod gens, Prop's.
Riverside Avenue,     -      -     Fort Steele, B, C.
CONTRACTORS
AND
BUILDERS.
Fort   Sleele   B.C.
SMITH &. LINDSAY.
tobacco Plains,
Highest Price
Paid for
Purs.
Mdlltil
m
Mrs, SPRAGUE
Fruit $ Confectionery
$    Notioas of all kinds.
CIGARS end TOBACCO,     fi
Kalispell Hospital
KAI.IKPELL, MONTANA.
Mi
W. .lllUH'K Cuillllll
*   J. 11. RodijarH
'   VV. A. (un nul I
MllS.   E.   II.   U'KIIIIKI!
UlUr.lTOKS.
Mu
lagor.
I'atli.'iilx (nun  Furl. Stoolo, nnil thc
minos, will !«■ rooolvod at roatonabla
tonus.   Fur rules upply to:
Mrs. E. R. Webber, Manaoer.
KALIBPELL, Montana. THE PROSPECTOR, FORT BTEELE, B.C., MARCH]
rvnwrMwiwi.T
'' iOSPECTOR      "''''" "in' mines I" your satisfac-
Itidll  anil   we   will   assist   you III
i I Ull    WEEKLY   II)
overy possiblo way.
Placer Mining iii Bast Kootenay. Tracy Itoim
Hydraulic or plucor mining in Wm. Leo and Jan. \\|
tho Fort Sli'i'li* district is now i working on an extoiisi
alli'iieting   He' nltention   ii  rlo-1 Llttlo Horn.   They ha
7    *   ; *■  ■•*.*' h.cTUR COMPANY.     Wo have lioro in lhis eounirv, .,,...        ,,„.,. . , ,, ,,   .,     - if   ,. .*   i    • i   .1   ,
• s"i* es,    Away mick   in  tlie six- lour iool wide lhat   asf
* TTtrv  i/i vi •,.,.      *,h"l'i,'!l"s' fnom] l»'™tho lies this dlKtriel   had iv   larger *li lo Ml) ou lhe   „■•■'...•.
1   "■ '•"""-"  "AVUll'!"      continent.   "  is yQl '"  its '* population than II  has,,  pr, .     T ton and Crundl
—  fancy,    livery day  is   proving   ,,,    m .      *n* ,. .   ,,,,,.   ,       ,   , •
  „...,.. ....   .        * .       . i . rni.   Mum* millions in gold was aro ui 11 loot on iho Li
„>   " *,^.."i"i.».™«l!S|moreandmore lvalue ol '""' uilcen from lho auriferous gravel, Tl *o is lookinMltio
ciu..; it,., in.s.i-iliun.ioyoihcrpi.pc,*  mines,  and   lhe   few   companies .       „„,   ,    ,    (){   ,               . ft     M ,.       ,
In I'-imt hoolonii), lt Is all homo Printed   | ....     ,,,,..,   nnnnirnd    npniinrHna
and contaliui double lho news of any   '"'"    "'ni    nctlmlLa    P1 °1)0U1GS aild tllO expense attached  It) gol Willi II   I'll of men oil I
"""■'' "":''    *•"*"«•     .  .        and improved thorn are reaping L      ,    ,liai.lm„,n   ,,„,,.;    ;, SUu,  ,,,.,.,   Tl       -
\* nn adtciisiiis inedii:.n it i*""-1 rich rewards from their invest-    , ,   .,     M
excelled. placei' luiuer to the old-i me pru . I bin   und  ur
th»on.'l 10 Hit-vl|iL.illlilIlie n( fori Steele,   the   niOlltS. C0SS Of gOtlillg Olll gold,      I'l   lll'l! of WOI'IC,
iliivnlopiiu-nt ol Uiu yitsi iiilnerul rosouroes "i ,
the Bust Koolenuy n Election in Ontario. are till \\  being llllllle ti I Al Mn!'*,  Illld  'iin   E
Sulworiii h,    .. limpet-your        lsl»  lul-li-sputi'lito'l'iit: I'ltnsi'i n.) development of these large a.'*(W :il I     eollipleted     i.i'
A"v"""i:':'"' *    '      °"       Ottawa, March   o,    Ti,.'   lirsl ,„■;,,„,,■,.,,„;„ ,.,,m,| |mll|, ,„;,. , and   the 1 1
CA", """"i'","s *   "** "     reports of (hu Ontario election ,,,. ,,,,,,, „ ,, '  ... *  .,, ..... ,,
district ei * nil u . ' ■"'  Know ll lo cms    oil . , i   ,   .. ,.    ,
iniiMhv,.*. * liovoruinout    '**•,he streams llowing thru;, Mel*
II1
-mi nro
in
of   llie
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HEAD OFFICE, LONDON, ENGLAND
II. 0. DRANCE OFFICES,.. ..NELSON and FORT STEELE
|T. O. PROCTOR, -   Gen'l   Manager
""c'"iX, ROSS St HERCHMER,   -   Agents, Fort Steele.
IB^^HI^^HI^^HI^I
THIS PAPER
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on ■
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FARM   LANDS
Ihi.shiilni
i i ■ i i • 11 i, i •'       H	
iretuiild    ,   oros inili j io CROW'S NEST BATTiWAY in Kant Knolonay, within eusy
n noli ol Um I , ii,„,'].::'i on eurtli ftii' Sliii'l,* uml Fitrin Prahuaa Imini! llie iiiitiir-
,, ■.■,,,umi  al wi|)|ilj'polnl for tlm nil i of Kiwi anil W'ost Kootuimy,   \rou can ptirchaiio
,,, a.Mi any aiiioiint you wish, from *Ja nitres ujiwards.   Stork riinchos ti]) to iiUOO noi'QR.
I'lvo vein's ii,,," uiul "ii-v iiuvuiuiiIh for burnt lido sotllot's.
up  lhe
Prices   Range  ironi  $2.50 upwards  per acre.
CORRESPONDENCE   SOLICITED.
I'llIlltgOH H'-^'Towiiniti* |ii*it|ii'i'tii's un1 now lii'ir^' lakl "IV.    Koop yoiiroycB oil F.ll'
I,,, ,,[,,, liivi'i- Ci'oshhit!anil Croc V Xosl Lllllllltl)Jf.
mi dnring
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tS1;;;!VICTORIA METALLURGICAL works,
I   -.«^-^AND ASSAY OFFICE. . , ,
Have nut   fef
mil   lia-s fct
at
it is wise tc
43 FORT STREET,   VICTORIA. B.C.
W. J. R. COW-ZLL, 8. A., F. G, S„ VMM ENGINEER.
HOLE PROPlllETOR AND MANAGER.
pro*-. Tl,0                     Knee.* Mining. ^^^^^^^^
in. .'..*■. '  was  arraigned     It is re] ,rted lhat a n, i iber, I ''*' 'pnioal   t
distrif   '.*■   ••:■'   .-:   *.-   e. This ..       Gold Commis   applications have boen made for sources of the Province!
''"'■'   ;      is not  Dennis       rg«l                    ising ol pii  er ground ou Pal-                   *j.:.:.", :-j .■,..
,':>i''":;"!''     '*"'■'  leni -   I         rs a         Es Bar.    I.I  lias boon known     There arc; "real   i
prospect) g has hard!      ei : on the ni        . i'.:.  fm* many years lhat genu pay  forth,   Hiiiihig ia-jiihii*
aiKl lumy rid  pros| **    are yi ..       :..  .                   ,..,  v,.,., L,„u](| be found onthobar, There j*.,.,  lM  ,;;.,.;,.;.
tobobrou  li  to ligl ...                 ,.      me   ...    ,,,,.  ffas buI   [it.tlu available water,  i*i„i,s aro b'-.'nifi opeite*
Wwlmn    ofnTi"siiti    r '"'     '         '   ' ''     Al   th'   '"l! ' :"' *:l: ''"" {'*'"'';mv;' "i1""'^ lEv ""E ■- ,- -  ,),•,;,.
■ case was adjourn- tions. ,:,,.-,,--,.. •     ;• ,,..,,, i.„ i
pi   ,,.,., ...           .   •  ... (.(   .' lOpi ...       .1,   !'r,\   ",' 1
Vi.,,„.,  ,, , ,.  ;,!.,.:   ,.,.,..    ,,.;, '* i»ti  Lo ■:. lo diow   lie c un      i:„* ftjipiicantK   nave applied said thai from the main]
jmlu    :               ".,:, -lenograplier    me to transcribe for ovor a milo of diggings and j tho Rocky mountains 01
,,„,,.    ...    ;, ,.    ,*   ■ *-   " ': ■■'   the evidence j will form a company to work the ] to the Selldrks on tho
Uiuy,A,,.,          ...,,,.    in n«y be read over to the prisoner, jssverul claims,   It will require I hilis aud   mountains i
,.„,",,,, . .,                ;,,,,, , : ! iui '"   room was packed wilh considerable capital   !,, oeeom- with mineral, only wa
if htjin ,., ■ ..     ■..'- ■■"■'<■'■'' ''-'■-'' '* "'  '"*'"'  ""' evi* plish the undertaking.   There is time when tho tireless f
■ |      will  be   *:i ''"!"'''* vv'n|,h  looks very black  no doubt that  the bar is rich in shall  penetrate  the   \\
r    _      .,...,.;;,*   romCaiui ituleui1'                                      gold, and that the lack of walor scale tho mountain pen
i.,:^  ••    :il.   .;,;,.    ;,,. sia'les. After lho evidence was read to hasboon tho reason it lias not capital will come and
ini Z,    ■>...., ,f   ' . \v irlil   '"• ' h° prisoner he was asked  if he been   worked.    With improved the   treasure   vaults (
||0W ,1  . ,|,,.; k, |.|„, ,*,,.;  Steolo lliul auytllinS '"  say a'"'   w-s hydraulic machinery il will ho-|wliich so long  have
,,;,,..,   .,   ; ,M,;;i| *,, i,,, ,|, n n.* !-'v''" ''"' "SIKl! ''aiiiiuii.   Dnylo I'oiiie ii  paying ihvcstirjenl for'agiiinbt   tho   encroach
,,. sinml ui, in the prisoners' box those interested,                         man
and said his name was Davis and   t,, . ,,    .  ,,  . _
,.   .   ,.         ,                      .    , i    ,,    i    ,,-     i-    ,,           , ,-                        auartz Mines.                          Tha Orow's Nest Oomtr
Ve believe lho coming of the ihal he had lived in lli" west for                                                    >,     ,   ,                    ■T
Crow's  Nesl   Uaihvay,  and  the h years; the shooting,  he de-     The Top Hand and .Tack  Pol     A   arge amount oi
 '",„   ., '„,',uesi,i  lhe dis- clarod, was done in self-defence, are located on the EasliPork of p^ ah eady  boen   ake
tic  i ||  be     mosl  polenl as Connors had threatened pl.eJ Wild Horse Creek aboutE12 miles l^nmiss.on appointed 1
lie a,aiii' fcf
lian.'.'i' in tit — 	
Ee nOUl ASSAY, 81,00,      HOLD AND S1LVI0U, $1,10, aa
o   -""USO |iris SILVHH, *I,00,         SILVKH AND LEAD, 81.50, 3|
lining  to'|| LEAD, $1.00,          GOLD, SILVER ANDCOPPKH, »3. ||
I.'i    OX-   CC OT1II3U ME'l'AI.S ON Al'PI.lCA'l'lON, 33'
■I ,    le a3
•t1"'1''1  t0 p MILL  TESTS: ||
"' "'*" l|| The Stamp Mill has a capacity of 20 Tons u day. ||
.!   .<■- ^i Tho Chlorination Plain. 1 Tons a day. 33
|| S. A. ROBERTS, !\ L. S., 1]
fes linsiness Mgr. |g
'"ties g£
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i of the jBaamBHto^^
r\.v: sec-
pure lias,
up audi
ully do*
rullifully]
augoof
lhe easl
keist the
re   lil led1
ling the
ospector
iliis and
ts. Then
open u]!
I'  nature
mid  oul
neul    of i
13E10H.
evidence
by  the
) invesli-
I from Fort Steele, and arfiiaccessi- "'nu' the grievances of tjhowork
„i mad for in -'icii on the line of con
stimulus  which has over  been viously to shoot him, and when
given to I lie industrial growth of he stepped  up to  him in  the rle ^a %00& waS(        ,
British Coliiinbiii aud tho Koot- Alexandria   Hotel   Connors got  miles, theuce by a good-trail lo If that which has been
ona: pocially, and ii  will go up and made a motion as if he ''"'mines.    On the claims there along the lino has tlie s|
far  towards   placing  the   Port were going to draw a  revolver. is an abundant supply of good as ^ whicl1 was obtai
Sleeie ilistrict in the front rank He m rslood thai Connors had timber for mining purposes, also the Government should
a gun and shot first.    The pris.|an ample supply of water.   '! |,„ ">""er m hand nn,l coi
I fuel ion.
collected \«f
of the miniii * region
sense- j trial at the assizes in June next. |'
one*  was committed   to  stand property  consists  of  two  full ma,L   Tho Govorninenl]
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^    claims I EiOi Ev LEI ii i each.   Tlm vein ■"'* l("'  H ''"iislniclii:
!■•-(-. -  -i^^^^H '*s  a   Irue   lissuru   cutting   lhe road and should soo ihi
without reason or cause, On the! SUPPLIES foe  fort STEELE, formation   from    northoasl    |0 aro paid living wages
contrarj it will be well  !ou ■ id, what   ;)jt;   Crow.'8" ,Joal BaUway southwesi, and  has boon pros- cloan au(l comfortable
and will resull   in  the develop- Means to Eastern Canada, pected for a dislauce of 000 feel, [l* is reported thai if lhi,
mentof'a vast inining area  rich     An East Kootenay man intheThe ''"""'O' rock is  lime and alTah's coittinues it  ivi]
ininineralv inllh, and those who ,„,.._,,,, ,,,* j q   Duriclc, of  Port sl,lU'*    The vein is covered by u Possiblo lo construe!  i
come !•■• iv and invest, will oxer- ateele, is at presenl in the city,! ll('uv.v i''1"1 cap some  in feet in Ihlsyenr,    It is romarli
else a good iiidgeinent. I        ,llL,  T^routo   ,,.,„,„,     The thickness and about   100 feet in gonoral  inismanagemoi
.,        town of Porl  Steele, which at »Wth.   Tl v res es lhat »«* »' fe delay an,
  -'   r boasted ft pie, is of the   Le Koi mine of  W,,,,""" b-oublos  tha   ha,
1  ' ■    Kootenv  river, j K-Umay.     Assay   relurns   ,m among ho mon.   The,
W"";  . ' . . inik, ve Wardner, at which the surface give « in gold, 28   ho Pot Steele disti'icl
mgdstnetso     h    Fort Steele 0i!S, ,„ sj)vol.  a„(|  s„„  see and know  that   ,,„,
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metouelf HIGHLAND CREAM, HIGHLAND CREAM
OF WORLD WIDE FAME.
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cai talistsof tho United States, tl0,led'    Ml*  l),inrl; s,l>^ Uli"
Canada and England without be- fw« Crow's Nesl   Hailway is al-
ing pi 1 of the pros its oi ''^dy graded to within a short
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;." road is being pushed al that
.  . i i.'i with greal rapidity,   When
■•■' '■'■   '■ '    ■|'"11 caPltal   lfi ;ts construction  is concluded, a
seeking   safe   investments   and branch line is to be run up to
s to cross the stream just men-1Development   work  consists of is l,"illy' l"lsl' s "\
two open cuts, one on
eaoholata,;|possible so us to hav
of transportation by, oil
next winier sets in, but
ing over the situation
see and realize the at
preliminary work yet to]
[•he Cassiar Central Railway | Hugh Mann is  the o
tractor on the line llial
lfi and 18 feet in length with a
1:1 foot face. Prom all appearances it will prove a source of
wealth to its owners.
     ire calling  for  tenders  for con
when  new and  untried   mining  Port .Steele to lap tho mines ini struclion of their lino from Tele- |i,„vn mnrln n annnnoo u ,.,,, .;..u„
,        ,      .   ., i i      ,  , i      i        ,      ,. •   l     '*     iii'iui    it   sin i ess   [llllllll Milt
.....  .,.,,   ... ,,   lhe neighborhood of that placo. graph crook at tho head of niivi-   .,, s ,.(...,,,.,„,     -,,,,„., .,„„„.„„'
,        ., Mr. Uurick contonds thai   fori  jralioii on  thn Slickine river lo '"" s'"""'" ''    Many contraot-
soeueis, it maj inn ne unrc^oii- ;S](i(|(i js ()(j||m|  |() |)(] |)|n l„|v;|( j Dmm ^ (..lssi.n, (]|Hll.jp||   AM !ors have fiulod and rnliii led thoir
led hero    '0. ^^^^b^^h^^^^b^^^^^^^^^
lake the
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the men
ml have
[tiartors.
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not lie
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ihe arriiiigomonls having I n Istops lo othor climes; o:
coinploteil lhe work will lie |i,is|i  lHrtd|y   ni   niTOIll'S   lo   lh
siipor, a*   I I''. i|,  Inrl    iioi.-,ls   lh(|
Stoole d "'tui   silver    mine    nml lod  forward   with all   disptilcli   mid in lhe iiioaiitiino del
lain   of   yield * ' ' ' :ihl1 olhor ilepos-Hirschnl   Cohen,  managing  di- . ,    ' ' 	
Mr  Uurir.li   ■**.    llial  h'orl  rector   of       African Hrltlsh     '"'  "'    l""«''*•
'   "'  nd I      lions- Columbia Corporation, Lliniled. j'1 n't during Iho com
lead a re lol in I ,,.„,,,   (l)   i,,,,,,,!;,,,,,,,  |,,„„|,„i.   who   ire  largi    ■ i re   '""r*
■   '                                i   and                 . ml lie is now pur   holders ol   lhe   Ca     u   fl   "i *; , .,(|( (
....       ivited to  ii "i   ii,*' I 'ompany, is ii  Vicloi u superiu
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ABSOLUTE PURITY for use in hot climates. It enjoys tho largest
sale of any Scotch Whiskey in India, Mexico, Central Africa
and South America.
—^~H. G. PARSON,
SOLE AGENTf
Golden and Fort Steele, B. C.
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GERMAN BAKERY
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COFFEE HOUSE,
Hi'.    madi   Bread and frosb
I iff ■ at nil houra.
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SATURDAY. MARCH n, 1808.
The Kootonaya in 1900.
The following statistics havo
been gleaned from a number of
exchanges: Southern Kootenay
stands fourth in the Iisi of producers of metals. The average'
production of all motals in Montana por nioiiih was $8,252,21)1.
Colorado averaged 82,914,735,
and California averaged i?l,5!)0,-
235, Southern Kootonuy exported up to January 29th a total of
$1,108,458. This puts Hm district fourth mi the list of producers on this continent, with an
excellent chance of winning ii
higher pine,'. Prom prosonl indications    il    is    L'XpOCtOll    llllll
Southern Kootonny will produce
ovor $15,000,1)11(1 iu minerals in
1898, We aro sorry lo sny that
the Port Steelo dlstricl is nol included iii Hie ubovo oxcollonl
showing, but lhe fact Is patent
that whon the ruilwuy reaches
tho district and furnishes lho
requisite moans of transportation WO .shall bo fairly in il, nnd
the Kootenays will take the
first place as the mineral producers of the continent. For an
illustration wo cite the following
figures to show what can be done
at this time, had the Port Steele
district adequate moans of transportation: The Noi'th Slur mine
can ship over 150 Ions of ore por
day, valued at $55 por ton, or
158,250 per day iind $2-17,500 por
month, Tho Si. Eugono run
duplicate  tho abovo, and ovou
more, lor thoro ai ver 15,000
Ions mi Lho diini]) ni present,
This would udd unolhot $250 dm
The Sullivan groi ; can by the
tlmo lho riiilwu) coin triictoil
ship 75 'ii 100 Ion ■ ill ly, and
would add $105,(100. The Dibble
enn ship 25 Ions ol rich o
lied :ii $108 por ion  i tily,  . I
would make $2,575, or $77,2501
per month. The Estella car.;
ship at least 50 Ions daily, at
$70 per ton, which would amount
to$95,000. The nbove enumerated properties can ship at a
moment's notice. There aro several properties on Wild Horse
that have largo amounts of ore
on the dump, and the fact is that
without means of transportation
the Port Sleele district can produce mineral to the value of I
$831,750 por mouth. Combined
with the above facts, we have a'
largo revenue from our placer
mines, also the coal areas, which!
will swell the amount to $1,000,-
000 por moiiih. As to the future
possibilities of the Porl Steele
district wo can only sny: "Whero
can you lind a district that can
ship ii $1,000,000 gross valuation
of motals per iinml h, without
transportation, excopl this district?"
llnl to return lo the subject of
the output of iiie Koolouays,
Add the possible output of East
Kootonay ($1,000,000) to thai of
Southern Koolenuy nnd wo havo
$2,198,450. This would place
lhe Kootenays third on tho list,
and when the yea'' 1900 is reached it will he no idle boast when
we make the assertion that the
East and Wesl Kootenay districts
of Ilritish Columbia will head
the list of producers on this continent.
Signilionnt Preparations.
London, Peb, 28.• The Chronicle snys iimi iiie (lorman artill-
ory. prior to July, wus ontiroly
ro-urmed with quick-Hring guns,
which iltriiv, In or 11 shells por
ininulo, Ihcso shells having high-
. , den!nii'iii'e powers Illllll lho
Hold "im ilu lis, 'I h n* iirinu
iu ni v,.'- ■ mplisl il *.\ Eh ub-
oh le seen oj.    'J hen  Emperor
ti   *      I tin   on ign at-
« liu i   lm '  •        dono,
Prance immediately begun the
manufacture, from a pro-determined model, of 5,000 quick-firing
gnus, capable of discharging 10
shots a minute. These guns are
similar to the latest pattern of
Nordenfeldt cannon, and have a
mechanism of extreme accuracy.
By January 800 of these guns
were ready, with projectiles.
The whole number will bo completed before tho end of 1898. It
is asserted that two of these
guns will equal a battery of six
Held-guns. Nevertheless, each
new battery will contain six
guns, trippliug ils effectiveness.
Concurrent with these new batteries, n now arrangement of ammunition wagons involves the
addition of 86 horses to each battery.
PROVINCIAL   HOUSE.
Thorn Was  a Hot Time la the Old
Town.
The   presenl   session   of   the
local Legislature opened in grand
style, nud iho members are seemingly determined that the style
shall be kepi up and are having
a hot time all around. The Hon.
George B. Martin opens the ball
by declaring that Messrs. Turner nnd Pooley are honorable
gentlemen and would impress
upon the members thai fact: also
that he proposed to stay with
ihem tinlil lhe cows came home.
The Hon. Mr, Macpherson in
sinuate-, thai llie London olliee
of the Province wus more liken
I in ri mi i than anything else. The
lion. Mr, Colion culls Hu* Hon.
Mr, Turner nil lhe Hon, Mi*.
Pooloy "decoy ducks." The
I ion. Mr. Pooley ;il onco liotHies
Mr l'oiinii llml he cull do bum
ness with liim mi the outside of
the Legislative walls, nnd says
ihal it is u lie. Pr ho tenor
of lhe reports il will he readily
seen thai ihere wm ' i hoi lime
I in llie old town.
WE CHARGE NO COMMISSION, WE BUY RIGHT OUT
Pull I'rin's.  Correct Selection.
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llo|lPn will Tuns I'llrnl.tlii'tl Kit...
ft i£-M8# ^WT v   ffflMim ■
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iftifc Hides, Pelts, Wool, . :;SmM
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IMMEDIATE REMITTANCES.
JflS. MCMILLAN & CO.
Inc.
WO COMMISSION charged!,
200-212 FIRST AVE, NORTH
MINNEAPOLIS. MINN.
Looking Forward.
Fort Steele being u mining
town and situated in the center
of a vast mineral area musi derive its growth entirely from the
development of its natural resources. It must establish connections by rail, also by river
navigation, to all accessible
points. Wo linve already the
rough outline of an excellent!
systom of trunk roads that radi-l
w
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rt.nerii
Railway,
THE SURVEYOR'S CHAIN MADE IT TUK SHORTES1
TUANSi i i.N'TINENTAL ROUTE,
li is tin* must modern i" equipment; il ls tho heaviest railed lint1;
-   , _ . „   n„„,       it has ti roelf balliul road bod; ll crosses no rand d rta; it was built
lie from a common conlet-l'oit,     m^ ^ ^ ^ ^ (f0Vurnmen1 ttid, „ ig „„,.,, f,„. lrtflay of u,
employes; it Is tbe only lino serving meals on the n lu carte plan.
Steele—toall purls of the district. Our merchants musi be
enterprising and progressive, extending llioir commercial relations all nver southern Easl
Kootenay by watching the development of each mineral claim
und supply the mine owners with
nil tilings necessary foropoiiing
up their claims. Tho wagon
road succeeds lho trail, and lhe
r.'tihvin displaces lho wagon
road. The dny Is nol remote
when substantially Porl Sleele
will be Hie distributing poinl in
lhe Koolenuy vnlloy. li I'osls
with llm business iiileresls of
Steele v liother or not we sliull
in Hie future, iis ill llle pn .:.
"hiiiil ;is i ie metropolis of Iliis
.: ■ inland empire,
READ.
llll   PROSPECTOR,
THROUGH THK GRANDEST SCENERY IN AMERICA
I'.V  DAYLIGHT.
Pol' FORT STEELE nml the EAST Kn ITK.VA i   MIXES, Weekly
Kin;.'!'  from Kulispell,   Kteutiiboal i-otniminicaliuiis fi-mn Jennings
during Summer.   Qiilelieal and llesi route In all parts "I the United
States, Eastern i 'anadii anil Enrnp .
I'm- maps, tickets anil complete inlormatlon eall or address
ncai'i'.il agent or
I'EI.WIUTNHY, G. I1, sml  I    \
St. Paul, Minn,
C.G,DIXON,Genoi'a! Agent,
Spohuno   Wnsli.
NOTICE.
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TELEGRAPH  RATES.
F "ft Ft. '-'»'■' 'i Iii          li,oi Mtjltl
Ka' s|icll $ il.;.-. $ u.',>
Spnldini'     1,15 ,81)
Scuttle     I.llfi ,!Kl
VietU'lii     1.B5 l.,'lll
Vui 'Oliver    1,(15 l.'.u
Miintiiiin points -    !',,'.       '„.',
V..,-\ ul Mliilio.ota  I.To I.I"
Kaslernl'niuidii  1.50 1.2.1
Manitoba  1.115 .IK)
Calvary  2.05 1.05
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Mi I'.eod  l.ftl l.5.i
SATUHDAY, MARCH 5, I8U8.
EAST KOOTENAY MINKS.
An    Interview   With   Mi*.   Wiliinm
Bailli * of Fort St'- le.
Froi   ■ .   .
i ittmvu, EE b. IE,.   Mr, Will
Baillie, e litor ol llie Port Steele,
IE ('., Prospector, who is u dele
gate represent * I  ens ol
Fori Steele distr  I here foi
purpi I urgii    upi i ■■
ernnient certu >■ pi blic in |
ments in the   isl   ct, ■*■ is   *.- o ■
in say   - ■. ■  '■.'.:   ■ "■ it   Eu ■
Kooteni y,    ts
ments and imme liate
The Port Steele 'Es::-.
up of the io itheru half of the
eastern divisioi of Koi I   ■
will be traversi I
west by the i Irow's  N'esl    ' -
Ruilwuy.   ii iw list]
tion.     "There  are  now
Mr.  Baillie,   "upwards of 1,1
men at work on the railwaj
the war from Lethbridge,
Northwes  Territories,  to K" I
enay Lake is a continuous -
of construction c imps,
work is being pushed ■-*.   I g
vigor.   The laying of the track
has been greatly   hindered
difficulties mei  with   in bridge
construction.   Al tho south for
of the Old Man River, aboul  i!0
miles west   of  Porl   MacLeod,
shifting  sands hav.* prevented
tin* ordinary foundations for a
large bridge beina; put  in, aud
they have now resorted to pillars
nf concrete, which ou accounl of
the extremely cold woather lias
proved a very tedious process in
pui in.    However, thore is little
doubt ihal the whole lino will be
complolod in Kootonay Lako before   the close of  lhe  presenl
year.
Difficulties With tho Workmen.
"Yos, there has been a good
deal of trouble, and at tho present lime a Government Invest!- j
gation undor Judge Dugas is inking place in the camps along lhe
line, Thoro have no doubl been
faults on both sides whicli the
evidonco will bring out, As to
the mining prospects of Fori
Sleele district ihey coul 1 hardly
be brighter. There are at leas!
four developed mines, chief
among which are thu North Star
on St. Mary's liiver. ami the St.
Eugene on Moyie Lake. Both
are silver lead producers, and as
soon as the completion of the
railway shall afford transportation each will give a continuous
daily output of 100 tons. Besides
these, there is the Dibble group
of mines on Lost creek, near
Porl Steele, purchased last summer by Hon. Geo. I'E Poster, ex-
Minister of Finance, and his
associates a mosl valuable property, producing silver, lead.
copper and gold, The Sullivan
group -Ever lead) adjoins the
North Star and is one ol tin
most promising properties in the
dislrict But the chief featun
in last year's mining operations
was tl.e discovery of sensationally rich and very extensive
lodes of copper gold, one on Wild
Horse creek, aboul ten or twel ,-e
miles back- iif the town of Fori
Steele, in the Rocky Mountain
range. These claims are called
the Coronado, Dodo and i lornu
copin groups. All lie within a
short distance of each othor. The
lodes lie between a contact of
limestone ami slate, the veins
being in some cases E'M|1 foot
wide. Although discovered only
late in the season ihey aro noi
famous throughout lhe wholi
west and are already 6^/okon of
OS world beaters. Tho ore much
resembles the sulphides of Ross
land. Another groat group of
copper-gold properties is thai of
GIT. MARY'S INN
W. M. TITUS, Proprietor,
 FOriT STEELE, ES. C.
Host Accommodations in Fort Steele now
aflfls
ready for guests.
the i 'yriimid Kootonay i loin pany,
locate I in lhe Sl. Ma*', 's rogion,
at the headwaters of Pyramid
and Matthew creeks. Tho per
sounol of the company is tho
same ns that of lho woll known
Wiii Tinlo Oompany, whose cop
por mines iu Spain are probably
the most oxtensivo in the world.
Mining development in East i
Kootenay has been slow in the
past, but with the railway finished il will go forward with great
briskness. The simple announce
men! last year thai the railway
would bo built infused new life
into mining operations. To show
the activity of the prospectors
in Fori ! leele dislriel lasl \ ear
nu I* >> i hau 1,1! 10 re 'oi ds were
made of new claims, and amongsl
theso are in,un which lire of ■
qui .-.unliable value, The favorite
id Horse ^n,t?M!!Ht!J«!!Mf!!!.!!!l!!nT!!'V!?!nH!!?M!!!!!n!!!?n!n!!'}!!!!lli! *■
PRICES REASONABLE.
i THE m
Queen's Hotel.
Iwo Commodious Sample Rooms tor Commercial Men
BAOGAGE TBANSPIBRHED PREE
Finest  location
I Plaza) and Riverside
;ui corner
Avenue.
if only Public Square (Sl, Mary
EOT A COLD BATHS
PATES 98 PER DAY.
A few Offices ami Stores to rent In the building.
J. 6.
The
HOUSE
Fort Steele, B. C.
Tins
WILLIAM   FORSYTH,   PROPRIETOR.
is one of  the  best   appointed   Hotels in the
Port Steele District.
Every   room   is   comfortably   furnished.
When you visit Korl Steele you will miss it if you dont
slop ut the,
Mountain House.
TRAVELLERS
DON'T   FORGET
Sl     Mary's   liiver   and j;
\l"\ ie Lake regions, but al uiauj f~
ices    valuable    claims ••;
have been located.   Development j^
of new properties  will  go  ou j;
it'iskl}   ■    -   ,-i               by   the ig
time the i'ti   *   .   si ompleted, al ►-
e lining of Is!' .   I  expoel j~
Port jg;
Stei     . -                              to £
lise and s                  ns of ore £•*■■
per day      11  this prediction is ^.
In   listrict        then «;■
itstripped       unnual pro J~
' \\ ■ si   Koot* £
enay. ~
Coal m Plenty. d
*> es; tin   Cr iw's  Nest £:
oi   10 iC
getting om of C.
their pro erties        Coa   Creek t:
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■ i     * afti     the  railway Z:
is completed.    A               - Iway Cr                                                                                            r3
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,    uto I e.   The coal, as _   	
yo . :now, is a rsl ass f,,.: ns.
article, aud a series ol E i coking
ovens will be built this spring to
supply c ike for :!. ■ smelters of
West Kootenay, and no doubt
also for smelters in Montana and
other places south of the boundary line. It will yet be one of
the greatest coal mines in America. The supply is inexhaustible, and the seams lie in such a
position as to be mined with the
greatest facility and economy."
"Whal effect will the Klondike
stampede have on mining activities in Kootenay?"
"Tho truth is the craze is limited  very much  lo prospectors.
1 do not thing it will have any
bad effect al all, so far as tbe introduction and employment  of
capital to develop on mines i.s
concerned.     Many prospectors
who have really good claims aroi*
wild to get away to the Klon-1
dike,   and  are   offering   their
claims at a fraction of what wasl
regarded  a   fair  price.     Thus,
there is a capital opportunity to L
buy claims at low prices. A man ;|
with some money could pick up! 8
plenty of good things just now|g
aud during the next few months,
which will be unobtainable later
on in the season.   We expect to
see   thousands  of disappointed
Klondikers   floating  back  into
Kootenay before the year is out.
East Kootenay offers the tinest
undeveloped Held for mining  Investment to-day."
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GOLDEN, B. C.
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Fort Steele.
| Headquarters^***
For Travellers and Mining Men-
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—nished. —■	
Everything new, First Class and
—Strictly Modern in every par-
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Home Comforts.	
The Steele House! N. HANSON. 1
First Class Brands of Liquors and Cigars.
Headquarters For Mining Men.
Commodious Sample Rooms.
Best Cuisine in the West.
Modern Conveniences.
Home Comforts.
D. McNeish    -    Proprietor.
General Merchant AND
Liquor Dealer.
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Good Prospects for B. C.
Tliere is no doiilil  that   this
year  will s i   great  interest
taken iu British Columbia, not
alone in mining speculation, but
in legitimate mining a branch
of industry which has gradually
come to be regarded as among
the safesl investments tho country has gol now. Many large
financial groups are on lho look
oul for good gold or copper pro
portion, and some of tho best
people are going into Ilium.
Easl Kootenay should como well
to the front this year. Money,
England
The |;nv is good us il sliinds; it,
Is perfect, The governmenl
would mako a greal misiake to
hinli of changing ii In ihe slighl
est particular nol even to put
the honosl piospeeior and honest miller OI Kootenuy oii a pur
with Japanese coal miners of
Vancouver Island in the matter
of free miners' licenses.
DALGARDNO  HOUSE.
FORT  STEELE B.C.
Now under the management of
R. D. MATHER.
Is a large and attractive Hotel
of quiet elegance in all its
appointments,  with a
cusine of superior
excellence.
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s= Manufacturer of all Kinds of Lumber. 2
§: A large assortment of seasoned a
I*****: Lumber and Shingles al- a
^ ways   on   hand. 2
£ Dimension Lumber a Specialty. 3
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LUMBER CO.
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Special rales by the month.
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FOR THE FOET STEELE
MINES!
Travellers, to and from
Port Steele Se Kalispell,
Will find thc best of accommodations at
THE WEST
HOUSE.
C. M. Walker, Prop.
Kalispell Montana.
FORT STEELE. B- C.
I Manufacturers of, and dealers in all kinds of rough and
dressed lumber.
PRICES AS FOLLOWS:
Rough Lumbor to Contractors. .$16.00   Itustlo No!! flooring $2^.nn.
Local tniilo $10.00. Hiisiic No I $26.00. 4 inoh Beaded coll-
No 2  fi inuh (lnorhi),' $22,011.        Ing No 2 $24.00.
No 1—0 Ini'li Hoorlng $20.00. 4 Inch Boadod colling No 1  $28.00.
No 2—4 inch flooring $24.00   Finishing lumbor No 2 .,..$22.00.
No 1—4 Inoh flooring $28,00.  Finishing lumber No 1 $2fi.ini.
Tho Largest Stook of Dry Lumber in East Kootenay.
ALL   KINDS   OF   MOULDING  AND  BUILDING  MATERIAL.
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PRICES TO SUIT EVERYBODY.
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FORT STEELE   TO
The only city in the District
where the Dominion and Provincial Government
Offices are located.
The most central and most accessible point to and
from all mines.
The Head of Navigation on Kootenay River.
Will have Railway communication this Summer.
180   MINES
are directly tributary to Fort Steele and within
a radius of twelve miles.
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The Center of The Great Mining District Reached By
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PORT STEELE, B.C THE PROSPECTOR, FORT STEELE, B, C, MARCH 5, 1898.
Mining Brokers and
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FORT   STEELE
British Columbia.
Agents for
Nicholls A- Bagshaw,
MININ] ENQINEERS & BROKERS,  WINNIPEG, H.W.T.
Representing SANDYCROFT MACHINERY Oo. limited
Stamps, Batteries & Accessories.
WALLACE, & Go. ltd. Cyanide Manufacturers.
J. BIRCH * Co. ltd. Merchants & Engineers.
All Classes Milling Machinery, Engines & Boilers, etc.
i 'one*>|     li   '■■■ Sol ',;'"'i
Agents for
NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO.
TRAVELLERS ACCIDENT KiSHRAHCE 61.
IMPERIAL FIRE INSURANCE CO.
AGENTS
for the
Mannheim Insurance Company.
We will insure money nnd packages to all parts of the
United States and Canada,
Agents for
FULMER
& KERFOOT.
ROYAL    MAIL
Passenger & Express Line,
 BETWEEN	
GOLDEN   and   FORT   STEELE.
Sta.se leaves Four Steele every Saturday at 7-1)0 a. m.
Arrives at Golden Monday night.
Leaves Golden Tuesday al 7-80 a. in.
Arrives at Pobt Steele Thursday night,
Correspondents in London, New York, Montreal and Toronto.
OPTIONS  CARRIED,  AK9   MINING  DEALS  TRANSACTED.
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DISTANCES
On Crow'u Nest Railway Main Lino
and Fort Stoelo Branch.
MAIN LINK
i rovernment Agent Armstrong
I went tn Wardnor ou Tuosdny.
.I nst arrived, Oranges at Mrs.
Sprague's. *
The cosl nf police administration in East Kootenay for last
year was $0,072.
Tho education bill for East
Kootenay for hist year was
§2,085,
Al ii recent meeting of the
Nelson Board of Trade the question of mail communication was
brought up, particularly into the
Porl Steele country. The distance l'n nn Nelson to Fort Steele,
through Moyie City, was about
115 miles, ami the trip can be
made in three days, as against
an indefinite period via Golden,
The same committee was author-
LOCAL NEWS NOTES,     jb.cd to memorialize the postrnas-
  master-general in  favor of tho
Wo havo to thank Mr. Bostock, Moyio route, as well as calling
M  ,,   I*,,,.;,,,i.,y of thn Dunlin- his attention to the daily train
I.i, iiiii. '.■    In Mlll'll'lill
nl tol run    '■■■-, i-'i*'*
C'nitl   , Nl'Kl  Llll ul l '•'"•'
i    ,1 i :..,.:   ,  li Hit  r l'muslin-,
Kill :: fi i ' I'm   lie i ', " '
',',,,.,!.,, „.. , .i ■ i ■  . Junction
,     , i   ..ll.-. MUNI"*.
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The ice in the river at this
point has vanished.
Where i.s Tracy? *
Ed Harwood, the well-known
caterer, will open the Dalgardno
dining rooms next Monday.
Robson & Rogers have coui-
Hai'bingers of spring—a nuni-1 menced the erection of a large
jr of  robins have   been seen store building on Riverside ave-
SATUKDAY, MARCH 5, 1808.
um Government regulations regarding placer mining and
dredging in tli" Yukon.
Reduced prices on all winter
goods, it will pay yon to call at
Gilpin & Lindsay.
Never   have    the    prospects
g led brighter in the interests
of mining in the Port Steele dis
trid     Investors havo confidence
in the eountrj      The near ap
proach of the Cr *■*     Nesl Rni
way has gi *     ti    i !'"'•- '" :ii" ": IIlt6res1
...      mines, and
ervice to the Slocan Lake country.
The new bell has been placed
hi the belfry of the new school-
house,
Fort Steele has a newly formed fire company.
Port Steelo has been receiving
telegraphic reports every day
during tin* past week, England
Prance and ( Elba are the points
be the ail   a,       cto,   ihal     Capt J. B Sanborn leaves for
wi„ ,.,,,. .      to  th.    ncreased   reshn Lake today,   rheCiiptain
.....   . ,,   tin district during ;■   '   have   charge    of   I).   I).
pr
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Mann's boats on that lake.
Joe Williamshursl camo in from
M     "i ity on Tuesday,
Mill   er
the chance.   Al Gilpin & Lind
A large amounl of ice has been
Twoteamsfro    E      pi   cam,   put up and stored in the vicinity
„ ..,..   , ...   oi I'orl Steele,
dis i Mond „   ,   M1. ,  ...     ., ....
L. A.   Kllon   and   H in.   I till 11 li*
A  ,,,   nov   io aro in Ollawu,
waisl   patti i-ns 'Ir     E.   J,     m .... . .
...   i     '   i I here will In- no whitewashing
Hig lWlinli'lih. .,
dour by  the < row s Nesl  com
,\   \v   McVit.1 ■ roi mind missionors.
f-*om a visit, to S, ne ^ () ^ (,   A   ^^
If you want ii shave   A  clean 'John Ajmli.toii, J.  It. Cosligan
 fool nml  efreshing    lm -     A    .   < nth berl, .1. A. McU  y
,0 t„ (iron the Barber, nexl   the ™(l M* H   >"'■'' ''"■'>"u'<' ll ""'
Inli'i'iiational llnl'd
liiteriialional iliis week.
.,      Lj[)1s()I]   js  ()X,,00lnii   at Messrs. Galbruilh, Walls, Ross
I,',',,! Steele alum!  Ihe nlll ol lhe and others e rill I the gen
. Ilenimi of ihe I row s  Nesl com
""""" mission al the Kootenay Cl in
,\„ importation of choice ci Monday ovoning.
gars and tobaccos of the favorite
brands has jusl bo received at Davo Griffiths visited Steole on
Mrs. Sprague's, Tuesday.
be
during the past week.
Tracy is 16 miles north of Fort
Steele. It is the center and natural supply point of the mines on
Wasa, Lewis, Sheep, Wolf,
Trail, Grundy, Tracy and the
head of Wild Horse creeks, all
within from ono to live miles of
the new town.
Steve Young had the Klondyke fever in a mild way until
ho made a location on Brewery
Creek.
"Minus Make Towns." Take
for instance Rossland, Sandon,
Butte, Leaiiville and hundreds of
others. One mine in Australia
supports a population of 40,000
people, the ore of which only
runs §2.75. Tracy will have 50
mines to support her. The ore
in some of them will run from
S'.iu to §400. *
If possible steamboats will
make the first trip about tho Ist
of April.
If you want to make money
buy lots in Tracy. *
A new millinery store will be
opened ill lhe (Irassick building
in a few days.
Mr. Cake, contraclor I'rom
Trail, arrived in town on Mon-
dan, and on Tuesday commoncod
the construction of the new
brewery.
The Crow's Nesl commission
left for tho Mission oil Tuesday
afternoon.
R. M. Pratt, Divisional Engineer of the Crow's Nost Railway,
was in town on Wednesday.
Don'l forgot tho ladies' social
on the liilli insl.
The Ladies' Aid Society of lhe
I'rusbylorian Church will given
soiree on lhe 15th of March.
There will he till excellent pro-
grauiine, consisting of speeches,
singing, recitations and tableaux.
Suppe; incliiiled. Don't, fail lo
attend.
Several strikes, resulting in
llie men quitting work, have OC
cniTcd on the line of construction of ihe Crow's Nesi Railway
during llie past week.
Look oul for good news from
Ottawa IIHXl Week.
It is reported that Cranbrook
is to have a newspaper.
Everybody interested in lire
protection for the town should
give their patronage to the dance
on the 17th. The proceeds are
to proceed to the procuring of
apparatus.
The Ontario election returns
sustains the Government.
The war cloud in the Stales is
growing darker.
Groceries and  Provisions.
STRICTLY  WHOLESALE,
Kootenay
Supply
ompany.
A rotary snow plow to (dean
out tho cuts on the Crow's Nest
lino near Lethbridge has been
sent, down from the mountains,
and should have arrived there
by this time.
Mr. .1. A. Harvey, wife and
A First Class Assortment.
P O Box, E1!-!. Carney Block, Baker Street.
Was Just in Time. nier, attorneys for Egan & Co.,
Mr. R. B.  Dixon,   the  well-1 which will put a damper on agi-
Idaughter returned lo Porl Steele
on Friday's stago.
The mail did  not arrive until
Friday morning.
known journalist and special
cot respondent of the Manitoba
Free Press, paid a short visit to
Fort Sleele on Ihe 25th inst. and
left for Elk River on the 26th,
Mr. Dixon, in connection with
his newspaper work, is acting in
the capacity of purchasing agent
for Messrs. Egan & Co., the
popular railway con tractors,
whose live camps are located in
the vicinity of Elk River Springs.
Mr. Dixon's appearance in be-
Don'l loi'Kcl the Firemen's half of Egan & Co. al the small
Hall on the 17th of March. debts court on Saturday morn-
  ling in  llie case of "Riordan vs.
Mr. Kean, of Tracy, is in the\^m & (,() „      le ft   ,Uni(„..
city.
phore particularly clear, so far reasons.
tutors of Riordan's stamp.
II was proved by Mr. Dixon
that had this man applied for his
money he would have been paid
on the spol, and as a mailer of
fact a reserve of ready cash is
always kept on hand at Egan's
No. 1 camp. Had Riordan not.
accepted the offer of Mr. Dixon
to pay half the cash the case
would have gone over lo the
County Court at the June session. As il. is, Egan tt Co. are
to bo congratulated for their lib-
oral dealings, considering the
annoyance and expense they
were   put to for no legitimate
Gel your tickets for the soiree; as his linn are concerned,   ll lip-
given by tlie Ladies' Aid Society pears lhat Riordan wasdischarg- j
is early and oflen as possible.     , ,,(| froni No, 2 camp on the 14th!
Men Strike nt Bowies' Cnmp.
Wo learn that on Monday the
,    ' " .',        ,-       ,    i    workmen at Major Howies'caiun,
, , ,        i       ,        imst. and gol three tune checks .,      „J      """»' '"»,"i'i
^. Jarwood has taken charge -seven miles  from Fort Steele,
ol lhe dining rooms ,.f the Dal- *» *w, *1B and ft.80 respective-
gardno Hotel and will open them! ly, payable on the 20th of Fol.ru-, ™ ,lml « "* »° J not iov
,       ,        . ... * ' ttinvn   IVIU     hill:     On,   tli.
tor business on Monday next.    "'
The brewery is rapidly approaching completion, A large
number of men are employed on
the work.
, ,,     i    ,-■    i      ,     •      more pay, but  for the  monev
ary and March. Riordan, having „   ,  A ,       , ",VUK-3
.        ,.   ,        , ,',ii,  i that is now duo thou for the
Demi discharged, was entitled lol       ,,      . _        ,
,      ,., ui       ,i   I months ot December and Jauu-
cash, which il appeared Irom the ...       ,,  ,,        ,
1 ary.   It is said  that the Major
evidence he could  have got had
.1. IE Armstrong has been appointed as deputy coroner for
this district,
ThoE. ,1. Schagel Lumlier Co.
will start, their mill at Fori
Sleele on Monday.
An order in council lias been
passed providing llial lo prospect for coal iu Dominion lands ii
fee of ijdll will have lo be paid.
Mi'. Meyers from Cranbrook
is visiting III Fol'l Steele.
Harney Quinn has returned
iii Spokane,
The Kulispell singe arrived on
Wednesday.
has nol put in an appearance al
, ,.   i .iiii ,   i"*s iiol  iui   in itu a i leiti t it e ill
he applied to the bookkeeper at, I , '  , ,     '' . ,
,,    !,    , ,     .,    ,„, .    i    thecanip for a long time: that
the No. I camp for il.    'Tins  ho ~ '    ,        ,    H  ,
,..,,,       iii •     i George Nelson  has charge and
[ailed    o   do,   simply   passing .,   , - . .,,
. E    '      .  " says    thai    he    will    pay    as
through the camp at dinnor time ,,     ,, . '. ■'
,       ,   i ,i        ,   Sl)0" lls  the  Major arrives or
and said he only asked Hie cook        .   ..
.,.,,, ' ,     ...      sends the money.     There is no
n Mr. Egan   was around,    hive   . ...   .,   ,   ., ,     ,,  ,
. ,   ,.     doubt that the men shun (   be
oilier men lell Work nt   the time      . , .     ..   .   , ,
...     ,      in  i,   , i „„   l"1"1 fl)l their labor, and there s
Riordan did. it  having been ar-1 ., '
, no uecessily  for Hm contractor
ranged   previously   Ihal   ll   one       . .
,. ,   , | i  to keep holding  hack   he wages
was discharged the gang would B
~ ' r i im rni nl
go, and Inking advantage of tho
friendly disposition of lhe Gold
Commissioner to protect lho
working man, tiled a complaint
and laid a summons issued
against Egan & Co. for $10.45.
liis Worship accepted ihe sellle-
iiieul proposed by Ross it llerch-
Tlm Gun Club.
What is tho matter with tho
Gun Club? Come, hoys, get oul
and practice. Get your club
fully organized, prepare your
ground, and then try conclusions
with some neighboring club.

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