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Vol. 4.
FONT STEELE,  ii. C. SATURDAY, APRIL '28, 1898.
Nov/ Advertisements To-ilay.
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n'uiIpo .lulm Kerrigan
ST. ETJCKBNE HOSPITAL.
' The Fino Buildinf; nt tho Ki»-
oion Approaclihlg Completion A
Noble AVo.k Opening Ceremonies Mnv Ut.
A visit io St. Eugene Mission
one day this week found Father
Coccola in a state of pleasant anticipation ol' the early finishing
of tho new St. Eugene Hospital.
His bear!, il is easy to see, is in
the work-, ns indeed il is in everything lhat he undertakes. "When
I lirst came into tho country,"
said Father Coccola, "I looked
about me and I saw that most, of
lhe people hero were bachelors.
There were very few women,
and the occupation of llie men
was of such a hazardous nature
in those mountains that it was
inevitable that Ihere must be
sickness and many accidents. I
Nursing is not well done by men,
for the sick need sympathy and
tender care and il is from women
thai these, come. I determined
then that as soon as it could be
accomplished a hospital should
be buill. There were various
movements at Fori Steele, but
Hie provision fur permanent
oporation seemed lobe lacking,
Well, al lasl came the opportunity, through the building of the
Crow's Nesl Kailway. and we nc-
cep-.ed il.
••The location of the hospital I
think is a good one. Wc are between Fori Stele anil the Norlli
Star mine, and it is also accessible from other points. Then
here we ure away fnun liquor,
and thai is a great thing."
The Prospector reporter had
accompanied Dr. Watt on his
visit. The building that is at
present boing used as a hospital
is a log structure, and in it al
present are 17 patients, all railway men. all suffering from ailments more or less serious, some
of them the results of accidents,
others of disease. The greal
majority are on a fair way for
recovery, and several will return
to Iheir work in a few days.
The new hospital is a very
handsome frame structure 45x00
feet, two and a half stories high,
with basement, and a two-story
wing 18x20 I'eel. The building
stands in a plot i.f two acres of
level ground some distance back
of lhe Mission buildings, and
.close to the SI. Mary's Rivor, It
is a very pretty situation; llu*
locat'on could scarcely he boiler
selected fur hospital purposes.
Contractor ,1. ,1. Lamont, who
hns had tho whole of tlm work
in charge, was found with his
workmen pulling on the finishing touches lo ihe interior. < In
'ilIii'i' side of lhe main entrance
are the reception and doctor's
rooms, and to tho left of the
main corridor or hallway are the
several dining rooms for the
staff, nurses and patients, the
kitchen being on the ground
floor of the wing already mentioned. To tho right of the main
corridor are a number of rooms
for private wards, laboratory,
and operating room, lhe hitler
being situated in tho northeasl
corner affording abundance of
light, On tho second Hour are
the private and general wards of
the Hospital. Tliere are nlso
commodious bathrooms, lavatory, ele. In lhe attic, the ceilings of which arc high, there is
accommodation for a llnegononil
ward. Tlie corridors and stair-
rases are spacious; the walls are
plastered throughout withusand
tinisli, and the woodwork .stained
and varnished. Projecting from
western end of the building arc
porches running the cut ire length
and door:, loading to I horn,
affording a capital place for
patients lo sit in tho warm summer days. Altogether Ihere is
accommodation for probably 00
or 70 patients,
The exterior of the building
presents a very uttractivo appearance, and the style of architecture lunds itself readily lo the
effective use of the paint brush.
The painting will be iu olive
green with ihe points in a darker
color. Thc building is a thorough piece of work throughout,
and Contractor Lamont is tube
congratulated on the highly
satisfactory completion of a very
Important undertaking in the
building line,
The formal opening of the
Hospital will take place or. Sunday, May 1st, til ii o'clock in the
afternoon. Father Coccola will
perforin lhe ceremony of blessing the new institution, and
afterwards will deliver an address to those presenl. The
Mission Brass .Hand will be in attendance, and lhe children of the
Mission school will sing a number of selections. No doubt
many will attend from Fort
Sleele and otbci' places.
NO   PARTY   POLITICS.
Tho Fort Steele Liberals Refuse to
Mix Up Dominion and Provincial Issues.
A meeting of the Fort Steele
Liberal Association was held last
nighl lo consider a communication received by I'E P. Norbury,
the Liberal President, EroniT. T.
McVittie on behalf of lhe Fort
Steele Conservatives. The communication proposed a conference with the Liberal parly regarding the present Provincial
campaign.
The proposal was discussed,
and the Liberals gave their reply by tho adoption of tbe following resolution:
"That llm Liberal Assoolation of
Furl Stoolo deeming it unwise and eun-
ti'iii'y lu tin.* public good tlmt Dominion
party politics should in any manaot'or
form in* inixi'il up with tin' Provincial
iirs'ies in die approaching general elections in iliis Province, hereby dcclurcs
its determination m abstain from taking any purl whatever in tho said elections as nu association, leaving Individual mcmbct'8 uf the Association free
lo follow lhu eiiur.-e they may think
bent in thu interests of tii,* Province"
Carried.
There is no uncertain sound in
the above.   The contest is not to
be   fought   on  Dominion   party
lines.
The "Leader,"
The Moyie Cily Lender printed
ils initial number last Saturday.
In ils salutatory to the public il
says:
•*ll will be Ihe aim of lhe
Leader lo earn recognition and
approval as au authon tic medium
of news lo lell the outside world
whal il is clamoring to know
al t lln* resources nud developments of the East Kootonay disiriei particularly, ami to do so
without derogalion lo any part
thereof, conHdonl Ihal Moyie
Cily comprises ihe future emporium and luelropolisof ihe entire region, ii will be found
ovor in touch with the spirit ol
the place; ever ready lo echo Hid
opinions of cilizons; lo promote
their iiileresls; to bespeak their
needs and sustain their ambitions."
We like llu* spirit of Ibis paragraph. Evory citizen in South
Lasl Kootenay must rejoice in
the upgrowth of sturdy towns
like Moyie Cily. We have a
number of new centres of population and business activity
springing up, such as Wardner.
Elk River, Poal Creek, Crow's
Nesl Landhig, Cranbrook, Swan
sea, Traey, Now Monl real and
others, all Indicating in lhe most
satisfactory manner thegonornl
progress   of   the   disiriei.     We
congratulate Hrolhor Smyth on
the capital appearance of the
lirsl, number of the Lender, and
particularly on ihe healthy lone
of independence and self reliance
which characterizes his writing.
It is a propitious omen for tbe
whole district.
P.   0.   SAVIN03   DANK.
A Valuable Institution Now Being
Established at Port Stoolo.
Olio of the principal objects of
the present visit of Postofflce
Inspector Fletcher is the establishment of :i branch of lho Post-
olliee Savings Bank at this cily,
a matter that was recently arranged with the Postmaster-General at Ottawa. This Institution
should serve a very useful purpose in ibis cily and district.
'I'he Postoffioe savings banks
throughout Caumla arc now vory
generally used by wage-earning
peoplo and those who do not require always to have their money
"ou call." In tne various
branches of tho bank in Canada
there is now an aggregate of
about $85,000,000 on deposit, and
the amount is constantly growing. The returns of deposils in
the savings are regarded as a
sure indication of the prosperity
or lho reverse of the people as a
whole. When the deposits show
;i decline, it is a sign of hard
times, while an increase indicates prosperity, At the pros-
cut time and during the past
year, it is satisfactory to remark
that the amount of deposits is
and has been rapidly advancing.
One of tho chief recommendations of tho haul.- is its absolute
security against loss on lhe pari
of tho depositor, Ii is a government institution, and nothing
less than the bankruptcy of the
Dominion could shake the security of the depositor,
Another great advantage i.s
that the depositor is allowed interest at the rate of ill per cent.,
compounded yearly. Tiie interest is computed at the above rate
on the 80th day of June of each
year and the amounl is added to
the principal sum on deposit,
and thereafter bears interest
along with the principal sum.
Deposits of sums of *1 and upwards as high as §1000 are received at one lime, but not more
than $1001) is allowed to be deposited iu any single year, and
single deposils in tho aggregate
must never exceed $8000, These
limits a'*e amply wide to meet
the requirements of people who
have uso for a bank- of this kind.
The method of opening an account al the P. 0. Savings Hank
is very simple. The deposit is
made with the Postmaster, who
issues a passbook to the depositor showing the amount deposited. Tho transaction is reported
to the Poslmustor-Goneral'soffice
at Ottawa, and a receipt direct
from thc P, M. IE is then issued
to Ihe depositor.
When lhe depositor desires to
withdraw any or all of his
money, he notifies the postmaster, who procures a cheque
fm* the amounl from the P. M.
(I.. which chequo is good fur its
face value al any postofflce or
indeed uny place. The procuring of thc P. M. c's cheque involves, of course, a delay of
some days in gelling the cash,
but a depositor requiring inonoy
withoul delay can usually get il
anywhere on Ihe security of Ihe
deposils as shown iu his pass
book and Ihe issuing of au order
fur the transfer..!' the P. M. O's
cheque when il arrives.
A depositor in any of the Sav
bigs liunli puslollices mny continue his deposits uf any other of
such   ollices   witllOltl   nolice   or
change of passbook, and can
withdraw inonoy al lln1 Savings
Hank olliee which is mosl con
veiliont lo him. Fur instance, if
be makes his doposll al lhe Savings   Hank*   al    Furl   Steele,   he
may make further deposits al, or
withdraw his money through,
lhe Postollice Savings Hunk at
Vancouver,    Victoria.   Calgary,
Winnipeg, Toronto, or any placo
whicli may be convenient to him,
Whether he continues to reside
at Fori Steely or removes to
somo other place, Married
women may make deposits and
curry on their business al the
bank separately from their husbands. Anyone over 10 years of
age is allowed to make deposits
in his or her name.
This new institution at Fort
Sleele will be found to be of
greal advantage to tbo public
generally, and particularly to
prospectors and wage-earners.
WAR   WITH   SPAli
Odug
CROW'S   NEST   COAL.
Progress of Work at tho Mines Coking; Ovens Wages of Workmen Tho Townsite - Coal Production.
- Superintendent P. H. Smith,
of the Crow's Nest Coal Company, was in the city several
days lhis week. He reports the
operations at the mine to be going on briskly. Tliere are at
present *U men employed, aud a
number of commodious log buildings have been erected for their
use. They are now ill about
1,000 feel on the vein, and have
made considerable progress in
"rooming" the coal. Prom 40 to
50 tons a day is being taken oul,
and there is already about 2,000
tons on tin* dump, The work-
being carried on now. however,
is principally for development
purposes, so thai when the lime
comes as large a force uf miners
as'inay be necessary may be employed to meet the demands of
the market. Hy the time the
railway is finished through to
Kootenay Lake the mine will be
in shape easily to produce from
ion io 800 tons per day.
For the present the work* will
be done by hand, bul il is proposed lo put in an electric plant
capable of doing all ihe cutting
and hauling of the mine, and
with this improvement I,one tons
a   day   will   b tsily    mined.
There is a magnificent water
power on the creek which is
available ull the yeur round, nud
this will be utilized to generate
the electricity. The miners now
employed are paid by the piece,
and their wages range from$2,50
to lit'."**! a day clear of board and
lodging. This brings the wages
up to the standard of §8.50 per
day for competent men.
"Immediately on my return to
the mine," said Mr. Sniilli. "the
work of laying the foundations
for the coking ovens will be begun. They will ne located right
at the mouth of the mine. Tliere
will be 50 ill niiuiber lo begin
wilh, and by the time lhe railway is finished there will bean
abundant supply on hand for the
West Kootenay smellers."
It has not yet been decided
definitely in whal manner lhe
lownsilo wiil i,e managed but it
is probable a system of leasing
will lie adopted rather than the
outright saloof lots. T. T. McVittie \?ill he ou lhe townsite in
about a month to complete Ihe
survey.
The work un the branch rail
way inlo the mine, undor ' Ion
tractors MacDonnld and Grunl A
Shady, is proceeding briskly,
about 200 men beingomyloyod,
Mr. Smith Stale-, Ihal miners
are coining lo Ilim  aliniisl every
day  looking   (tit  employment.
These he Isobligod lu I urn away,
and he deslrosTlll! PUOSI'KUTOH
lu say  uu new   men   will   I in
ployed for lhe nexl throe months.
This Intimation may sine miners
a long and fruitless journey.
Mr. .1. M. Mackini ,  Prosl
doul nf lhe Qoldon Cache Mines,
Limited, bus received u requisi
lion from Lillooot, asking him lo
contest the constituency al ihe
forthcoming general election.
id
President   MuKinley   Make
for 80,000 Troops   Toi
Joint  Resolution   in
Spain Refuses to Accedi
nmnd    for   tlio    Libere
Cuba   U.  S.  Miniate
Gets His Passport Fron^
Rumored   Attempt  at
sassination   Reported Ci|
a Spanish Ship.
Washington, April 2lj
resolution passed both In
Congress by a vote of !
empowering the Preside]
the Military and naval i'u
the United Slates fur lln
cation of Cuba.
Joint resolution for ilul
nilioii      of      the     in
once    of     Ihe      peopli
Republic  of  Cuba,   den:
that the Goverumoul  o
relinquish its authority a
eminent in thc Island if
and withdraw its laud am
forces   from  (Elba   and
waters, and directing llu
dent of the United Slalesl
lhe land and naval forces
United Slates to curry th
olutions into effect.   Fo|
is the resolution:
Whereas. The tibhorre
ditions which   have  exis|
more  than  three years
Island of Cuba, so near o
borders, have shocked th
sense of the United   Stall
also  have  been  a  dis
Christian civilization, cu
ing. as they have, iu ihuii
lion of an United States
ship,   wilh   iwo   hundre
sixty-six of her oflieers a
while on a friendly  visit
Harbor uf  Havana,  aml|
longer 0 i endured, as h
set forth by the Prosidenl
United Slates in his M,
('.ingress of April   I llh|
upon   which  the action
gross was invited:
Therefore,   Resolved
Somite and House of  Ri
ttitives of lhe Unilod Sl
Congress assembled:
Pirsl Thai the pnopli
island uf Cuba are. and 1
ought to be, free and hi
eni, ami thai the Govern
the Puiled Stales hereby
nine lhe Republic of Cub
true and lawful I lovi nu
lhat island.
Second Thai it is the
the United States todemn
the Government of the
Slates does hereby deuin
the Governmenl of Spaii
relinquish iis authority n
eminent in the Island o
and withdraw its land au
forces from Cuba and
water.*-.
Third Thai the Presi
the United Statos be, and
is directed and ompow*
use the entire laud am
fore-, of ihe United Slnl
to call inin actual sorviw
United Slates the Militia
several slates, lu such OS
may be uf benefll lu can*.
resolutions inlo effect.
Fourth     Thai    the
Stales hereby disclaims;
position ur intontion lu i|
sovereignty, jurlsdlstion
tl'Ill uf the said Island. o.\
iiie puoillculioii then of;
sorts iis determination
llml is accomplished, I
ilu* (iovoriunonl  and ro
lhe Island lu ils people.
Spain Is dii ted tii  w
all her military and iiiiiii
fruiu I 'uiul.
A cubinol meeting will
as soon as possible and tl!
Illllll   I'm* Spain's wlthdij
her tol'COS will he   :i li iii ill
I possibly El hours,
The United Slates fun
be used fill* peace, lhe Is
be a free ami indepenu
public,
The  President  bus e;i
•L R0, i volunteers, all to he en-
a Call  rolled from the Stale Mililiu.
of the     '; >'- supposed thai w.tr will be
'rees—ideclared  nol   later  ihan Friday
b to De-  noon.
tion    of!
\|7oouTord
Spain
v   THE  PROSPECTOR  CON-   *
# TAINS ALL PUOLIC NO-
| T1CES AND CIVES THE
| LATfcST TELEGRAPHIC
| AND LOCAL NEWS,
. -■■■ . : ******KW**»Ki
1
*
No 17.
The   Rome  correspondent uf
ilu* London ('he,,:.:,-it -.ays:   fl   is
kit As-1 reported uu the besl uf authority,
ptiuo of that several nations,  including
i France and Italy, are endeavor-
-Joint j ing to have Spain ndanduii Cuba.
uses of ISpain prefers war to acceding to
ul to li, their demands, and would sooner
I lo use : have war wilh the Pulled Stales
I'ces of than rebellion at home,
i pacili-     The greatest excitonioiil  over
known prevails throughout  the
recog- United States, and a declaration
lepend- of war is anxiously awaited.
and |    Washington,    April    20—The
anding House on joint resolution author-
Spain  ized   the President   to  prohibit
id guv*  tbe   exportation   of  coal   until
f Cuba,  otherwise ordered.     This been
|1 naval caused by the fact that the Brit-
Cuban ish steamship   Eampstend   has
Presi-' been chartered to carry 2800 tons
Iii   use'of   coal   lo    lhe    Cape     Verde
of the Islands, the present rendevous
•se res- of the Spanish torpedo lleet.
lowing Key West. April 20 North
Atlantic squadron left Key Wosl
it cun- lui* Havana loday. It is reported
ed for that the blockade of Havana has
in lhe been ordered.
ir own i    Washington,   April    20   The
mural  United  States army  is un   ihe
,. und move, all soldiers stationed ".ist
ice    to of the Rocky Mountains an* or-
Iminut-  dored to the Atlantic cues*..    A
islruc-, large military and naval  demon-
bailie- stratum  lu  he  made at Cuba lo
|d    ami enforce the action of congress.
crew, Newport News, Va., April l!i
iu tin* The Hying squadron has passed
cannot ; the capes, en route lo (lid Point.
■: been ; New York, April 1!) Tin* cru-
i of the Isers San Frandsco an 1 :\.-u*
ie*e i0 Orlouus were sighted south of
\ |huh, fire island at 8:45 this afternoon
of Con- bound iu.
New    York.    April     I'.1   'i'he
IV    the   proslllcnl   has   decided    |u   yive
prosen- Consul-Gouerul Lee the com-
Lutes in maud of tlio Virginia volun;eors
in the eveiii ihal hostilities break
of ihe out between this country ami
if riglil Spain, says a Washington cor*
Itpend- respondent.
Iienl "' An Important Arrest.
"''"*L" Chicago, April 19 Tho Times-
lilstlu; Eornldsays: "Chas. A. CrandaU,
"'"' alias Emunuel Escado, who. acting under lhe personal orders of
d^-yo* Captain-General Weyler. plant-
'" ''"'    ed lhe miner and torpedos in the
ul. thai
111 Oil!*,'
i|nd gov-
Cuba.
I naval
i tban
harbor of Havana, has be, a run
iu earth iu Chicago. Last nighl
he was in lhe custody of three
United Stales secrel service
agents, who are taking him
lo Washington, where h,. u ox.
peeled tu give information tu
prove beyond any possible doubl
."'  thai lhe Maine was blown up bv
,*e;,v ...
I'D:    u!
'',  "*'  a mine ami he:* 200 officers and
red    tii
naval
men   murdered    designedly  by
Agencies known to the Spanish
'**" "'"' officials, lh* was run down bv a
01 ""' Cuban spy.
1,1  ''"'     Washington, Aprils.   United
'''"'  fts Statos Minister   Woodford pro-
!l*""" sented   llm   ultimatum  of   tlio
l 'ni I I'd Siales lu the Spanish
1 ""'''' Government. This ihe Span
"■>' dis ;•,,,!.. refused lu accede lu and
xereiso Woodfmtl wns promptly given
"' ''""' I.E. passporl mil uf Spain.
''T1 '■'"' Washington, April 11. li is
*""■ils reported thai Minister Woodford
wl"'" ivns shol ni by a Spanish officer,
' ''" bill escaped injury.
,l"'"1 "r,    A Eu,* Lnfcj rap'hic roporl lays;
Pirsl hluiid fur the I 'iiiiiii Slates.
||"I|',|W   A Spanish vessel   ha.-,  I neap
l'"v'"\ lured near Havana.
be le'lll '       ,,,,,, i      ,, ■   , ,,,
(I, M. Edwards, Provincial lu.v
i"' liln" Collector, returned uu  Wednos
iwnl ul ',lav !ruin a friendly  call  on the
 i *... i    *
iced   in
•s Will
lllll lo
ent  He
rale payers al Klk River,
The residence of < >. S. Fri/./.oll
i.s lo he improved and   beautified
Iby  the addition  of   a  spacious
lied for:verandah. THE PROSPECTOR, FORT k
Cortificato of Improvement!.
NOTICE,
Pyramid and Hnrpbara Mineral (Maims situate in the Kurt Steele Mining Uivisiou nf Kust
Kootenay District.
Where loeated:-On Pyramid deck, St.
Mary's Hiver. about forty miles west of Fort
.Steele.
Take notice that 1. A. S. Parwell, weai for
the Pyramid Kootonay Mining Co., I.imitrd
(Foreign), Freo Miner'* Certlllcato No. 1W1A
intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certltlciite of
Improvements, for thc purpose of olnaininn a
Crown tiraut of the nbove claim.
And further take notice that action, tinder
section 37. must be commenced before the issuance of such Cortlrtcatc of Improvements.
A. S. PARWELL.
Dated this fitli day of October, IW7.     H-U
NOTICE.
Wolmer. Warren. Brooks, and Mt. Chief Mineral Claims Ritual-*. In the Fort Steele Mining
Division of East Kootenay District.
Where located: On Pyramid Creek, st,
Mary's Hiver, about forty miles west of Fort
Steele.
Take notice thnt I. A. s. Furwell. agent for
the Pyramid Kootenay Mining Co., Limited
tForeicni. Preo Miner's Certificate N". I081-*
intend, sixty days from the date bereof, toapply to the Minim: Rtcorder for a Certifli u
Improvements (or tbe ;■ ■•■ - if uutlnlng n
Crown Grant of the abi ■■■  dali
And further take notice thai
section 37, must be commenced bef
anceof sue! ■■    ■ -/ements,
A. S. FARWELL,
Dated th   23d I iy   '-■;■■      •■■
NOTICE.
Granite, Stille, Milton, and Albert v nernl
Claims situate in the Fort Steele M a i,
vision of Enst Kootenay District
Where  located;   i in   Pyramid   i '-■■■ .<    Si
Marys Hiver, about forty miles west ol
Steele.
Take notice tliat I  A. S. Farwi      ..
the   pyruiiii'!   K     '*-■* ,v  M::, :;
(Foreign), Pree Miner'H Certificate S      - s
intend, sixty days from the date bereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder tor a Certifies
Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining -**.
Crown Grant of the abi '■■■
Ami further take t tl al  ■•■ i on, under
section 37, must be cotnmi need bef re tbe ssu-
anceof such Certificate  ' tmpr fements.
a - PARWELL.
Dated thls23d dny of Sepw m        397   'A t(
NOTICE.
Sixty days afler dato I intend to apply to
thu Chief Commissioner of Lauds und Works
for permission to pureliuse 820 acres of unsurvoyod, unoeeupled ami unroserveil laud lu tit;
ilistrict of F.ast Kootenay- Comraenolng at a
post planted Ht the north west corner of Lot
No. SJ8U5, (l. 1. theuce running nouth HU chains,
tlience west W chains, thence norlli so clinins.
thence east w chains to plaee of commencement
K. BUNYAN.
Irish Creek, March 33r4,1898. 13-21
NOTICE.
NOTICB is hereby given that sixty days after
date I shall apply to tho Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for permission to purchase
160 acres ot land, more or lesS) situated ou st.
Joseph's Prairie ereeki commencing at a post
situate SO chaina east ot the north west comer
nf Lot 83, Group 1. Theuce north 40 ehains,
tlience west -10 cliaius. tlience south 40 chains,
thence cast to chains to thn point of commencement.
EDWARD ELWELL.
April lot, 18V8. i:.-*..l
Liquor Lieu use.
NOTICE.
 i .io days after date
i shall applj to thu Gold Comu  *
..  n lu iii- pn mlsi ■>
LboO .:.-.i. Hot) ...
ii   \\   DRI ,\
',. * *      - lEiii das "i Man I   ■■-•
THE   POPULA
$EAST     K
• Nor
J
T Capacity, one lutmlml passon
#
t   ROUTE   TO
ootENAy!
comniodioiis steamers <f
The large and
th  Star   tutii   J.   D.   Forrell
Ions frri
Will open tho navigation season
Jennings, Montana on the (ir
points in East Kooton
jt For passenger and (rclgl
3i agent al Jennings, Montana
Co., Fori Steele or Wardnor,
NOTICE,
Nolle   in   !:•:-!'.    ,v.-ii ilim  thirty days
, '.,:,   i  ahull upplj 11   mulls
: .. :   :,-t.,.. IU| iur oi [he on 111
0 Hlllel \ Vin,>L. :tl 1 , .
II   HKIMMAN
Doted  vv. Isi doj ol April 181)8        M-lb
INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION CO
KOOTENAY RIVER
NOTICE.
Walslim-hani. Bailey, Kerln, and Cornstock
Minprnl Claims, situate In the Port Steele Mining Division of Bast Kootenay District.
Where located: On Pyramid "'reek, St
Mary's Hiver. about fort) miles west of Fort
Steele.
Take nollco thnt 1. A. S. Furwell. agent fur
the Pyramid-Kootenay  Mining i'n    Limited
(Foreign),   Free Miner's   Certillcate   No. 1081**
intend, Blxty days from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder fer n Certificate of
Improvements, for tho purposo "f obtaining a
Crown Qrant of tho above claim.
Ami further take notice that action, under
section .it. must bo commenced before the issuance <.f such Certificate of Improvements.
A. S. FARWKLL,
Dated thisSOth rtayof September, IWT. Ji-if
Land Purohaso
NOTICE.
'I'nll
o noil
cc Umi ulilydnysu
(to
r,Intel will
apply K
i lho I
f.nnd Commldslonor
ai 1
i'orl Steele.
II. 1*. 10
|,1,Willi.r- till- (..!!.,Will.' ,1
IIO,
i-lllilotl ami
iinrrsi-i-
railC
rown lands [nun tin
Qovernmont
C'ointnci
tctnii
nt a liusl lililnlt'il
nt
lln* snnlli
WPSl   CO
run*
,,[ im mint, iironp
1.
lioototiny;
1 lir hit i
lutil
HO clialti..;  tli,-  H
ci
in clntlns:
llioneo i
lOUltl
wi dial  ih, Sl,
Mu
■y :, Itlvor;
llienco 1
nlli,»
Ine llio course of
In*
sniil rivi r
<!<>\VH slli-iini
In 'In* pine   Cl
mu
iteliei mem,
contnln
in* !l*'ll iii'rlis iii'H*'* ,,r loss
SIMON
li.
LANK.
Dnteil ilii*.
.'.'itli dny ol Mitrclt,.'
.. 1!
i, !-,■:-   ll.-SS
NOTICE.
Notice K tirrcby riven Hint within sixty
days after date I Inloiiil to make application to
ihe Cli.11 ['miuiilsstoiier nl Liui l- nnd Works
m V'h'Uirlii IJ. c. f«r permission to purchase
Uio tallow! nil described lands sittiated nboul
three miles easl or tin* motttb of Palmer.** liar
iclt i
r..i i K onay H ''   Commencirk ;'t
mown aa the south oast eornor of Harry
application for pre-emption, I tei i 10
nst. thei ■" ctinln * north, thenee 10
■-i.tlii
chttli
Located Mar
to the post
It
NOTICE,
[ hen     ffiven*       that thlrt]   layt   ifi
npply i    : ■ ■   * -   ■
tt Fort Si        for u license to sell Itqui
i known at.   -...      sti   a
Al. MIT.-.
ruorj E*.". IWS. 10-
NOTICE,
■ rt)   '..■■ - after
■ ■  s -.   ■   ■
ror thi    st    .   '   asl Kootei a\ for .i license
thi  premises ki  wi
, .        - ....  V    v  .        . ,
THOMAS KADf.K.
it ' .. m
NOTICE.
S     •   s hereby given, that thirty days
after date 1 she     ., | [J
si  .■.- lor a 1   *.-   ■    sell liquor at retail on
■ emisej I a iwu *■« the Wo< 11 i   Hotel
at Logging camp, East Kootenay. H. i .
N'ELSE BEAULIEN.
Dated this 1th day of April. 18W.    1-s-lS
NOTICE.
Take notice tbat thirty days after .late!
shall apply to the Gold Commissioner for a
-   sell liquor at retail on the premises
known as   thc  International  Hotel  ut Fori
Steele, B i
R.G. SHIER.
Doted 9th duy of April. 1898. 15-19
NOTICE.
Tako notice that thirty days after date I
shall apply to the Cold Commissioner for n
license to sell liquor at retail on the premises
known as the F.lk Hotel, Bituate on Elk River,
li. c.
GEORGE HOGGAKTH.
Dated this Oth of April. 1898. 15-10
Most accurate and mos
ing dril
Drills of all capacities, operated
compressed ai
SULLIVAN MACH
305 and 306 Rookery, Spokane, Wdsh
KNIGHT & S'ljoNE, Agents
PEELE, B. 0., APRIL 'Ji!, 1RH8.
i
pi*s und ono hundred and fifty
III  I'lirh.
on the Kootonay Rivor from^f
at Northern Kailway for all 1
v.   About April Mil. j.
I I'atos ndili'oss thc compnnios JJ,
i* Tin* Porl Stoolo Morcnnlilo 'j!
i
!, ('.
1
TRANSPORTATION CO. $
#
r#^#^#^^f
Siiiiiv.ui DiiimoiKi Drills
t economical prospect-
s made.
jjy hand or horse powor, steam,
or electricity.
NERY COMPANY.
Chicago, 111.
CONTRACTORS FOR PROSPECTING MINERAL LANDS.
DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP,
Notice is hereby given that tbe Partnership heretofore subsisting under the style and
linn of Henry W. Drew and George E. Hayes,
us hotel keepers in the city of l-'ort Steele, has
ihls day been dissolved hy mutual consent.
All accounts duo to the late firm are payable lo Henry VV. Drew, who will settle all oc-
counts due against the Arm.
Dated nt Fori Steele this 'JCili day of March
1808.
Witness: HENRY W. DREW
JAMKB GBiaOR.        GEORGE E. HAYES.
10-20
Kautiman House
MOYIE CITY, EAST KOOTENAY. B.C.
'"•£>■ Zg'^Va^s
-^p^m^^-
TAX NOTICE,
ASSESSMENT   TAX    AND    PROVINCIAL
REVENUE TAX.
BAST KOOTENAY DISTRICT SOlITHEHN DIVISION
Ni ITICE is hereby given, in accordance with
lho statutes, thnt Provincial Revenue Tax and
nil luxes levied   under the Assessment Acl
nro now due for the year 1898.   All of tho above
laxos collectible within Ensl Kootenay District
Southern Division are payable at my oftlce Fort
Steele,    Assessed taxes are collectible at tho
[n!Inv,-ine rates, viz:
if paid on or before tho SOth June, 1608:
Thrce-llfths of one percent, on real property.
Two and a half per cent, on assesseil value of
wild land.
one hnlf of ono percent, on personal property.
im >-i much of the lucorae of any person ns
exceeds one thousand dollars the following
rates, namely, upon  sueh excess of income
when the sum is not more than ten thousand
rs, ono percent: when the excess is over
■ tl   isand di liars und nol more than twenty
..;i dollars, one and one quarter of ono
ii at :  when such excess is nver twenty
NOTICE.
SIxtj days afterdate I Intond ■■■
the I'hief < ':'';*i^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^™
ror permission to percba -  Wncr   of 1 lhl   ^tid dollars one and a half of onepereent
Easl Kootenaj  I                 * -     " I»W on or after the Ut July. I8W1
lows     Coram  at the     ^ "'-;'--.done percent on rc-Uproperty
north ensl corni tlon claim
thene.■ easl io ■ '.       to thc
of Lot 8*1 i ■  I thi ns, thi ace
weal Bchnti
of Bommencen - ■
WILLIAM Mi KENZIE.
:■-.■■   ■       ■■ ■.:■■•    ■.-:*
NOTICE.
Appllcali     will ■   ■ .- Lund i '< m-
mlsslom r for the ] ■    ' n Ian I
commencing ata     th easl placed
near ihe mouth of (J I     tcnay
Then runnlngnorth ■■
River, then west one ha I ■■■■  ii   thi
mile, then along the    .   .    I Creek I
south east corner post nn I ;     tol     mmence*
ment-
Dated Mth Janunn 1808
8-lrt PRANK K. RICKWARD
NOTICE.
I herehj &ive notice that *. ti * days after
date l shall mnke application lo purcha g Iflfl
ueres .if land al Palmer s liar creel     ■
as follows;  enmmeneing at tho Initial posi
planted twenty chains north of Dr Hugh Watt i
initial post an>l marked   "north-west   no •
theneo south 40 ohains; thonco easl  W chalni
thence north 40 ehains; thence wesl to chains
to the said Inltlul post, excluding tin- right ut
wny fur railway
A  K. ll  WATT
Fori Steele, ilth February, IHW a ii
Three jn r cent, nn the assi used V'fllUO of wild
u
[ourthsof one per cent, nn porsonn
projicrty.
i 'ii so much "f the tho Income of nny person
us exi '-'ii- om Jlhousaud dollars ihe following
-,- upon such excess whenthesamc
tmi re ihan ton thousand dollars, ono and
one quarter of one per com.: when sueh excess
ovei Lei thousnnd dollars and not moro than
twenty thousand dollars, one nnd one-half of
one i" rcent   wheu such excess is ovortwonty
.     : illars, one aud three-quarters of ono
per cent.
Provincial Revenue Tax 13.00 per capita.
(Signed)   C. M. EDWARDS.
Assessor and Colleotor.
Fori Steole, B, C, mth March. 1808      r.'-IO
NOTICE.
I, Wm. ii McUnn, do hereby giro nolice
thntstxty days aftor date I wlll apply to the
i'lilef Commissioner of Lands nnd Works for
permission to purchase sti hundred ami forty
acres < if ia nil sltunlod in Die Hnuthnrn l)h iion
of the Disiiict nf Ensl Kootennj nnd doserlbnd
as follows, Comtnonclngatn post plan tod on brflkGRITKllI
Lho wesi hank of tha Klk River aboul four flGQn „ \\^ prey golf cap full ill
 """ """"' HK,"V fronl   ovor poak, uri'y Norfolk
jackol with ploataand bolt, long
$200 REWARD.
A reward of two hundred dollars will be given for the arrest
of Fred Carson charged with
manslaughter of John Maid at
Michol Creek, South East Koot*
enay, li. C. on the Oth February, 1898.
DISSCRIPTION,
Ago aboul 80, Height about
', foot 10 Inches. Woight about
17" pounds. Complexion ruddy,
reddish brown moustacbo, rest
of face shaven, oyos sunkon,
features sharp, addictod lomor-
phino, temporarily lame from
roconi accidont. Is a professional gambler and fronnontor or
houses of ill-fame. lias boon a
Worn   wIh'H   last
uilifs above Conl c
chains, tlienee HOUll
inilu* Kik Klvor,llii
tha said rlvai
|.ln
tlience
ehtv chains, thonco east
e following ihe hank up
f I oillineticeiiniil
all'i
Ma
■h Irtlh  IW"
13-81
HI AI).
T IIU   IIHt-iNriCCTOH.
In-own   overcoat,    high   arctic
ovorshoos.
.1.  I-'.  AltMSTnONQ,
Provincial Governmenl Agent,
Fort Steele, li. C,
underbill & Go.
House, Sign and Ornamental Painters
Paper  Hanging  and Decorating
Leave orders at
ROBSON & RODGERS.
MILLINERY and DRESSMAKING
MRS, .1. QOODNOUCIH
PARLORS, RIVERSIDE AVENUE.
Port Steele, B. C.
CUT   IN   TWO.
Hereafter tho subscription rates to
The Vancouver Dully und Semi-Weekly
World will lie ita follows:
Dully edition by malt, pernnnum. M M
Uo.  for six months   "s:.
On.  por month      <r'i>
Tin* Soml-Wookly Million, ranlloil,
porunnum *t im
Do.   fm* six nionths      i'.i
Advance payments insisted upon in
every Instance
The foreign postugo (Unit is to ull
countries outside of I 'aninlu. Newfoundland ami iin* United States) will lm
added to llie subscription rates.
feV' Sample copleB supplied on application.
Address—
"THE WORLD,
J. O. McLAGAN,     Vancouver, B. O.
Manager.
JAMES HIGHWARDEN & SON
PIONEER BARBER SHOP
Nvorything Strictly First Class,
Next door to the Prospector.
B. P.COOK.
Livery, Food  and  Salo Stablo,
Port Stoolo, It. ('.
looming of nil kinds solicited.
J,  J,  QUIN 1,1 VAN
GENERAL   BLACKSMITH,
AND
WHEELWRIGHT,
Horse-shooing A Specialty,
The above Hotel has been recently erected, and neatly furnished throughout.
Cosy and Comfortable Rooms
fl'he  Hut* supplied   with   tho   BEST
brands of Liquors and Cigars.
Headquarters for mining men.
fort Steele
STAGE LINE,
\).  W, WOODBURY, MANAGER.
Ju nnd after August 27th, 1897, weekly
stages will leave Fort Steele on Friday mornings at 7 o'eloek.  Returning    leuve    Kalispoll
Tuesday mornings at
7 o'clock.
Kalispell and Fort Steele offices
it the stores of
H. E. KING &. CO.
FORT STEELE
AND
MOYIE LAKE
STAGE  LINE.
A bi-weekly stage will louvo Steele
every Tuewday ami Kriiliiy at
7:80 A M
Commencing Friday, July Iiith, for
Cranbrook, Sifton, and Moyie City,
Returning   will  leave  Moyie  on
Wednesdays and Saturdays at
8:80 P M
Reaching Steelo the duy following
ut noon.
Tickets muy be procured from C. M.
ifeep, Sufa Deposit Co., Steole, und
und ut the Hotel, Moyie City.
THE PIONEER TIN SHOP.
Personal attention paid to all kinds
of Job work.
Shoot Iron Stoves made to order.
Hot Air Drums a Speoialty.
T. C. ARMSTRONG.
ort Steele Wood Yard.
WOOD
ui'tilshod Promptly, all lengths.
Aire Oeitees it'itli fiiljiin d* Lindsay, or
1     niili llie Waler Delivery Man,'
C. J' CROFT, Proprietor.
Mouie Hote
Mop; City, 15. G,
irst class accommodation Tor travel
Hug pulilii*.     A well slocked Iwi*.
I.iiod slftbling.
a.CAMMKLI., PPIOPMiTOR,
Teams leave Fort Steele Tues
days Fridays and Saturdays at
a.m. for Elliott's Landing, con-
ictiiiK  wilh   Ixiats   for   Moyie
lily.
posls can be had any iUj at Kllintt's.
Crow'n    INest
HOTEL
[,lk River, on the line of
the new raihvay.
•ODD ACCOMMODATION FOR
TRAVELLERS.
XI
Steele   House.
F. A. SHIP
Hns leased tho Dining Room and Bed
Hoom* (if tlie Sleele House, and begs
til solicit u sluice of the patronage of
tie public.
DINING    ROOM    OPEN    FROM
6 A.M.  TO  8 P.M.
IBEAKFAST    (1 to 0 a.m.
INNER  12 to 2 p.m.
SJUPPER    6 to 8 p.m.
Short orders will be served only be*
tjveon regular mcul hours.
AKE   HONEY
BUY L0TS
IN
r,E G,TY
K
AND
IMBERLY.
PORT   STEELE   MINING
ASSOCIATION.
Thomas MoVlltio.
S. rrlnell.
A. WllUlllKfll*.
C. Smllh.
Illlnm lliiilli,.
Vim
I'rcsldenl
Seerslsry
The regular MMlingi ol lha asuoolstJoB
.III bo twlil on tho lul anil 'iro* Sntut'itay in
irer-r Month..
.11  poMlble  lilormatlon   will   bo   furnlah-
'   hy   tho  Aaaoelatlon, upon application ht
Willlnm Baillio. Sm.,
Fort  Steolo. B. C.
Professional.
DR.   HUGH   WATT.
Fort Steele, 11. ('.
Surgeon to e. N. It. Construction Camps
CRAWJROOK T<1 WARDNER unit MISSION
HOSPITAL,
ROUTE FOR THE WEEK.
Mi iNiiAV-He.ipitiil.Criiiilirookiintl McCarthy's
C'nmp.
Toksdat Camps as fiiran Wimluer.
Wkmnksiiw Cumpa on return irip.
Thursday—Mission Hospital.
Fuiuay—At homo.
SATUUUAY Mtssloa Hospital.
Sunday  At Home.
(Subject to change on special call.)
THOMAS   McVITTIE.
P.L.S. & C.E.
Fort Steelo B.C.
//. /.. CUMMINS.
P. L. S. <« C.E,
Port Steele B.C.
W. li. Ross. II. W. HXWJHUIB.
ROSS & HERCHMER.
Barristers   -    -   Solicitors
NOTARIES PUBLIC
CONVEYANCERS. . .
Fort Steele,  R.   ft
T.   EDE.
Customs and Mining Broker
CONVEYANCER.
Mining Properties Bought and Sold.
J. A. Ilurvcy.
Uco. s. HcCarter.
HARVEY & MoCARTER
Barristers, Solicitors,  Notaries Public,
Conveyuncers etc.
I-'OUT STEELE, B. C,
COLLECTIONS     PROMPTLY    MADE.
DAYID  GOLDBURG
KALISPELL, MONTANA.
Wfholesiile dealer in Confectionery, Fruit, Nuts, &c, &c.
Cigars & Tobacco.
I CURE CATARRH.
utui'i'li makes life   miserable   lo
liny people.    Scarcely  a  person  is
tolly fire from it.   Catarrh arises
from a combination of gnssos formed in
liuiiiiiii system.    1 have modlclno
nt will euro you permanently in two
WiitcbcH   rcpairod  and   satisfaction
Guaranteed.
l-'ipiM* Steele,
TAI VKK, The Dl'llgglBt,
'ortStoolo, B.C,
D. L. BETTCHEN
The Jeweller $
It. 0.
P| J. CRUICKSHANK,
Fort Steele, B.C.
General Blacksmith,
HORSE SHOEING,
AND JOBBING.
Mining Work a Specialty.
|b BOBSEIN,
CONTRACTOR
Fc}t Steele,
AND IIUlLDKlt.
B, C.
J, ,1. Lamont
Contractor and Builder
Fort Steele, II. ft
Johnson & Robinson
MINING    BROKERS,
Fokt Steele, B. C.
Correspondence Solicited.
CHAS.  ESTMERE,
Draughtsman and
Blue Printer,
In Moyie Townsite Company
Office.
D. M, McMillan,
Mining Propositions,
Miniiif; Shares,
Fnnii Lands ami
Real Estate.
CORRESPONDENCE  SOLICITED.
1). M. McMillan, Brandon, Man.
M THE «ti
EXCHANGE W>. SAFE DEPOSIT CO.
Transacts u gonorul collecting and exchange business.
DRAFTS, CHECKS, TIME CHECKS AND
ACCOUNTS CASHED.
Drafts issued payable In C'nnudn and
the United Stutes.
Fort Steele Assay
Office,
RON AN & LEACH,
ASSAYERS AND CHEMISTS.
FURS****
Tho Providonoe Pur Company,
I'rovldonoo, it. r, want* mi kinds of Row
D'urH, aidtifl, UiiwonK, Sonoou, ICto. tJTPrloo»
quoted for ni'.U slxiy iluy. aro un follows:
Silver Fox FlIS 00 to ■fiwuio
Ht'iir    5 m to   w> oo
(HUT     I I.N I Ki        (I uo
llouvor   :i im in    ;i mi lh
Martin    \1 00 to     t) oo
W'dlf     I IKI to      SJOO
Krtl POX     I IKI to      8 UU
Mink   7IS lo      8 UU
Sltlilill          8T) lo      I UU
(Imv Kcix       Ml to 7f»
Kal       811 to        85
}Y/"Prloo 1.1st on all othor ruts und skins on
upplloutlon. i'nll prluos guiimntood. Carofui
selection, oortoollH ireiiLiueni ami iiuini'iliiito
romlttanooon nil oonnlgnraents. m-si THK PROSPEOTOR, FOKT STEELE, B. CE, APRIL 23, 1898.
The new town of 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 one to five miles of the new town.
The mines in this district show larger ledges and moro high grade ore than any other
camp west of the Rockies—MINES MAKE TOWNS—and those desiring to invest in mineral claims
or town property should call on L. D. KEAN, Tracy, B. C.
®Ij* IJrosp-ectov.
SATTKDAY. APK1L 211, 18118.
DEEPEST   IN   THE   WORLD.
The Famous Calumet fi Hecla Copper Mine Described.
One day lust week, so quietly
that it was not known except to
employes for several days, the
greatest mining shaft in tho un-
tire world wenl inlo commission,
says the Houghton, Michigan,
correspondent of the Minneapolis
.Journal. After nine yours of incessant labor and the expenditure of over two and a half millions of dollars, the Red Jacket
•shaft of lhe Calumet & Hecla is
now an integral part of the great
copper mine which pays quarterly dividends of $1,000,000 and
is steadily producing conglomerate rock carrying approximately
five per cent, of native copper.
Tho Red Jacket shaft is vertical, all other shafts of the Calumet & Hecla following the dip of
the lode Ii7*r degrees to the west
■ of northwest. It was started in
1889, immediately after the last
• of tho threo great tires occurring
underground In thu older workings of the mine, which did damage of more than a million dollars. Work has been continued
upon it nighl and day since that
time, and the shaft stands without, an equal in any mining Held
on Hie face of the globe. It is
4,900 feet in depth- -but 880 less
than a statute mile—and compared with Itthedeopsilvormines
of thu Comstock lode in Nevada
or lhe wonderful mines of Austria, worked for many centuries
past, are but shallow pits. It
contains six compartments each
equal in size to an ordinary mining shaft, four of which are used
for hoisting rock and lowering
timber. One shaft is utilized for
the ladderways, and the sixth
and last compartment carries the
wires and pipes for telephones,
light, power, water and compressed air.
The underground workings of
the shaft are laid oul wilh mathematical accuracy, the iindnvial-
ing course of the copper-bearing
lode allowing the work lo be
planned thousands of feet ahead
of lhe miners' picks. The great
pumps which free the mine of
waler are operated Interchangeably by compressed air and electricity. The power drills whicli
eat the holes for the dynamite
cartridges are run by compressed
iiir alone, und  there arc more
than 300 of these drills, each doing tlie worlt of a dozen mon,
working both day and night in
the Calumet & Hecla mine.
There is a complete telephone
system underground, also a fire
alarm system. Water pipes run
through every drift and crosscut with hose at convenient stations. There are also lire doors
by which any portion of the mine
may bo quickly isolated and a
fire smothered before it has
spread far. Owing to the treacherous naturo of the conglomerate rock in whicli the copper is
found, almost incredible quantities of heavy timbers are required
to shore the ground safely. In
the newer openings this timber
is damp and burns with difficulty, but as the mine grows
deeper the upper workings are
drained dry and the old timbering becomes like tinder. Eternal vigilance is the price of immunity from a tire in a big mine.
Many as are the marvels of
this great shaft itself, they are
duplicated hy the wonders upon
the surface. Rising over the
mouth of the shaft is a gigantic
steel structure 100 foet square
and 140 feet high. In this shaft
house are the great rock breakers and ''grizzlies." Masses of
flinty rock of a ton or more are
started through the crushers
and come out tn a moment as
pebbles and chunks of a size
suited to the steam stamps at the
mills, live miles distant, where
the daily produci of the mine,
some 5,000 tons of conglomerate
rock, is crushed to sand under
lhe Titanic blows of more than a
score of steam stamps.
Near the shaft houso are the
boilers and engine houses, beautiful buildings of selected Lake
Superior red stone, a material so
rich and costly that it vies with
tho finest granito iu price.
Within the lirsl named buildings
are ton great boilers, each of
1,000 horse power, while the
lofty engine house, within a
room more that 100 feet, square,
houses the finest stationary engine ever built- a monster made
of stool and polished brass, almost sentient in its response to
thc slightest touch of the niasler
directing its work, who, at lhe
touch of a lever and lhe turn of
a. wheel, exerts its 8,001) horse
[lower as he wills.
Persons who aredissagreoably
affected by lho speed of an express elevator in a modern skyscraper would sink appalled at
the mere sight of the four cages
plying noiselessly up and down
tho mile of shaft. A speed of
eight or ten miles an hour is the
limit with the swiftest elevators
in buildings and proves trying to
the strongest who ride in them.
An average speed of twenty-five
miles i.s used in the operation of
the cages in the Red Jacket
shaft, and tests have shown a
speed exceeding thirty miles an
hour—a vertical speed equalling
that of the average passenger
train which runs upon a horizontal plane. This great speed is
never used when hoisting or
lowering miners, for which work
special signals are given, Flesh
and blood could scarcely stand
the strain of such rapid transit
perpendicularly.
Will Assay Dust.
It is stated on very good authority that the provincial government has decided to undertake the assaying of gold dust in
Victoria. They will mould the
dust into bars aud give a certificate of its value. A circular
letter has been sent to the banks
asking whether they would advance money on gold bars, accompanied by these certificates
and bearing the government
stamp. The banks, it is said,
have sent answer to the government, agreeing to do so.
C. P. R. Sawmill.
The CE P. R, sawmill on Elk
River is being rapidly built, The
framework is all up and everything is now in readiness for the
machinery, which will be installed by Mr. Kendall as soon
as it, arrives. Mr. Charleston i.s
in charge of construction, and is
putting in a thorough piece of
work. About -111 millwrights
have been employed. Mr. Hamilton, of Win. Hamilton it Sons,
was at Elk River last week and
says the machinery is now all on
the way in, but will have to
await the progress of lr»ck laying to bring il. to ils destination. The mill will have a
capacity of 200,000 feet per day.
Chas. McCool, a well-known mill
operator of Ottawa, will have
charge after the work of sawing
begins,
Albert J. Grexi
BARBER.
Noxt Door to International Hotol.
PORT STEELE, II. C,
A large experience in  leading
barber shops of American cities
and foreign countries.
Fort Steele
(LIMITED   LIABILITY.!
Merciantile   Co.
WHOLESALE Ai RETAIL
GROCERIES, HARDWARE, DRYG00DS, SHOES, BLANKETS, MACKINAWS AND FURNISHING GOODS.
Flour
Liquors
Potatoes
WHOLESALE
Tobacco
Oats
Cigars
ort Steele and War
British Columbia
CARLIN & DURICK
GENERAL
Fort
Steele,
Ea
sole Agents for mo Qamon stee
This Steel is guaranteed to bo equal to JessopEs o' Firths in all
Haud Rock Wouk.
—crow's Nest Goal Gbmpanu.
Mining Supplies a Specialty.
±*
MERCHANTS
list
tootenay.
Canadian Pacific Railway.
FROM OCEAN TO OCEAN.
When going East this line affords excellent accommodation for the traveller.   Splendid
Dining Car Service, Palace Sleeping Cars, Through Tourist
Car Service.
Lake steamers leave Ft. wu
Alberta      for Owen Sound every Tin
Athabasca   "       " " "     Thut*
Manitoba    "       " " "     Sund
FOR INFORMATION AND FULL PARTICULARS
0, 10. WELLS, Agent, (lolden
ROBERT KERR, Trafllo Managor, Wi
Fort Steele Meat Con
Fresh and Salt Meats alway
on hand.
HobHon 6e Rodgers, Prop's.
Riverside Avenue,      -      -     Fort Skele, B. C.
am, Out
>*y
Hday
*y
UPPLY TO
II. (E
inipog, Mnn.
pany,
GEORGE GEARY.
Llveru, Feed & Sale Stable.
Port Stoolo li.C
SADDLE .*>• PACK HORSES.
I I'A.MlNli III* All. KIMIS A SPECIALTY
JOHN WEIGHTMftN
IJYEY.
FEED, AMI
SALE STABLES.
Kalispel Mont.
Parties to and from Port Steele
will find Unit this is tlie best place to
leuve their stock, and obtain conveyances.
GRASSICK  & OEMPSEY.
CONTRACTORS
AND
BUILDERS.
Fort  Stoole  B.C.
SMITH &. LINDSAY.
Tobacco Plains.
Highest Price
Paid for
Purs.
Montana.
Mrs, SPRAGUE
Fruit ^ Confectionery
$    Notions of all kinds,
CIGARS and TOBACCO.     «M
Kalispell Hospital
KALISPELL, MONTANA.
Mm, JninoB <'«>n!iin
.1. It. Itiicl'.-iTs      iniiKi-rims.
"   W. A. Conrad t
Mils. E, li. Wkiiiiuh, Managor.
I'liti.'iitH frnni Port Sii'i'l.', ami tin,
mini's, will be !■ ivcil ui roasonable
tortus,   I'm riiU's apply in:
Mr*. I. R. Webber, Manauer.
KALISPELL,  MONTANA. THK PROSPECTOR, FORT STEELE, B. CE, APRIL 28,
Till:   PROSPECTOR,
IS   PUBLISHED   WEEKLY  P.)
a canal. Everybody knows tbe
ri'suli uf this hairbrainfid enterprise. Tbr lirsl high water thai
rutin' tori' everything in piecos
adoption   to pi
manufacturinj
WOllld Mill   111'
ft-re with our
iiiuii.i.iiju.i.iii,iitiiimiijiniiiiuiiiiiiiiiiuiiuii>'.„
THE  PHOSPECTOH COMPANY.^ threatened irroparablo tiara-[while it would
age to the wholo neighborhood; growth   of   I el
.1.  /.'. GRACE. MANAGER.
so thai tlio people's money had
without appan
products ilt'uiv
Of course, the
would have to
bounties, but a
the prospectoRi is published to be spent to prevent damage
every Saturday, and Iwa a guaranteed from the  work  for  which 110,000
circulation larger than any otlier paper .   .     .
in KuBt Kootonuy. lt ls all home Printed acres of   the   poople S   land   hail
and contains double tlie news of uny („,,,„ „jVQJ, ((l briug about,
other pn per in the district.
As nn advertising medium it Is un- ,        "'s    grew    111
excelled. Hie company  wus allowed to WiM|M    ;l,Tll|.(|
Devoted to the upbuilding of Fort Sleele,  the select the   lands   wheri'\ or   they t <i »>i"lt ivi
development of tbe vnst iniuerul resources of , ,  •     , ,     ,       ,,       - '    ■      '
the East Kootonny mlalnK dkurlct chose, and  111  blocks ol   llll) S17.0   ,H,  ,uljudgec1   ,
subscriptions, iu.uo nor year they had a liiimi lo  stakeout. turn  |*.ir   w|]n
Advertlslntf ritU's mnttekntntnouupplicatlon. [n this WIIV   llit'V  * so   the choici
Contributions nre sol   lied from ull pnrts of thc ,      ,,     .   .,       ,-  . .*  ,       v.    ...
district, but nil mailer Intended for publication l:i:i '*'   "'   '"''   nihil ru.      *M      '"'   volved,     lEmai
must have tho writer's slunnture will   seriously   blame   tln'in    for   ue (.Mq   k,  mn
■     ' taking advantage of every poinl pheaolv as am
THIS PAPER!*..'1'.  , . in the  bargain  thai   wan made lho ^0'Id     w
ACo   Sulli  1'.. 1 * ■   '■ ;
Sjl",,;,!..'   W:i-!i
for It.
•omote   the   loud if ibis Governmenl hnd taken ils t^|KmOT|liJ{JICS!I
business,      It pari  in attempting to keep out EE
• lil^t"iDt- *•<»'«■* nradexertedthe|pVICTORIA METALLURGICAL WORKS. 1
1'iid oro market, greal power which nny Provin- t|
lermit the gradual cial Government musi havo with ||       Jp_H.._ ASSAY OFFICE,
id   manufactories lho Dominion Government, there EE
tnlv making lead oould  bo no nuostion   bul  thai || 43 F0RT STREET,   VICTORIA, B.C.
■to the consumer   something would havo boon done if      w- J- »■ COWELL, B. A., F. G. S., MINING ENGINEER.
ooplo as it win iih.'t- lo hnvo Clones,, labor en   || jiole proprietor and manaoeh.
lot tho bill of the! chilled   tilUigether   or   tho   taxlil   OOLD ASSAY, »l.00,     OOLD AND STtiVBR, $1 50,
SILVER, ljtl.00,
ll
public money
A blue pencil *J
cross in this s ure, '*
indicates *  ut i>
,**H*M444)4^
ivith then       •      -   " *    igether ))etln roat.i10j ,
 i-omtlu' u to :l u\    be discontinue!
'   -'en uway the was „radiiall\*
n the nuinufactoi placed so high  Ihal  their num
importance   they hers would bo very niuch diinin ,,..
employment   lojishod.     The   Atlornoy-Clonoral if
i, and this mighl canuol throw n cloud ovor this EE
satisfactory  re mailer." ^E
expenditures nf B .„,i Through Weatport, |[
",''  bom" " Mr.  \,*„isi,,.n.,* bus a gang of It
1 sll""M I" tim" men nl   work   improving   and\U
lufacture loud iw   ... .. , .,        ,  Ir
othor cirntil ry i
hen lliul linie h id
» lunds at  i       there   was   whal
If  i   omits to erituinu
tbo  bountie:
ugly dect
du.'
* in drawing   up tlie agreemenl
[) * | There was no rovers diary clause     WHERE oli
'«fHH»k*",il! 1,K' Hgroement,  whereby, in     Tho Kninloojis .s   i   <  I,
 ______ the event of the company  not ,,;ln ,,f ii,,.  p
pro\ iding  a  servicon nal, ment, boasts
Is would  revert   to the Martin, Cominji
=== *,    ernt ent.    Ono would have and Works wl
SATritDAY.  \     :      ■.'-■• . ., j(      ,   ,,.   y
RIVER  IMBROVEMEy   - '"'"  *    os' ""   irs'  ''li!:;-'  ,hat ll,0l,a  is  s',u;*
The delay in the   pening of " '"[ * l'1'^™
navigation   on   the    Kooti
veriest tyi      *   makii •: an amounting to
tt .-**■ * i   ' ' a s the revenue
River is extremely irksome to
c  ii   ■ rni    ,*      qui - cl anv ter      a I) 11    mm the Distr
citizens ot all classes.    I he tree
course of business is practic    .
the I lovernment   gol
i acres of land, I al amounts to &
blocked, because of the lack of
ii  ii, ,.;,.,,. .,„ i E eh tig in - to the in
transportation by both river and   ,
road.   Next year, with the im-
expenditure of
tiers      his     intn   -    Iry and
,,,;v East Kootenai where thereve-
peding burs removed  trom  the                                                      ' ,„,,,,.,,,,,,.ji,,,i,,,i ,,v,,,,„,ic ,i,n „v
'                                              as a!.  object   to   provoke  the nue contiioutei|i exceeas tho ex-
laughter ot  tl ise who know its pendituresby
historv.   and   t0   iuustrate  the means that the
mouths beloro tbedate that na\
river, that channel of commerce '
should   be   opened   fully   two
,s before the date that navi-          .              carelessness  (or the'Treasury hy this District is f tour "orscs .and driven   by
i   will   begin   His   year. "»P"»tJ  and   caielessn       (o j                         Ja(?k ^ j       The weather was
\i-mi-_.m nf n flnvarmnpnl   imi! hi**;! '" '' -  ''     H.U (.»  Cl   10   Mil) >l\   111*?
, is noreason why the boats *"-"'■ : <--■■ " »• <>«™«   _ ,    ...    . ,   „,„, l,;„,,'i tine and the drive was greatly
1898,
_J.1L
a».
SI I.VKK ANU I.KAI), Hl.fiO,
LEAD, #1.00, OOLD, SIljVl-HANDCOPB_.lt, *_l:
OTI1K11 MKTAI.S ON AI'I'I.IOATION.
Ml LIE  TESTS:
The Stamp Mill bus u capacity of 20 Tons a day..
Tbo Chlorlnation Plant 2 Tons a day.
S. A. ROBERTS, P. L. S.,
linsiness Mgr.
" struighloning lite road through rr-iituiA'ii»-:i«uuiuui.u.tiu.'.iiiJi(u.utAiUiiu_iiii_»iiiuuituAiiuui(iuuu_ii_uuuAi25'i
othor cimntrv ir   »    ,                         ,,       ,.          U'*i!iii«iAi(Aj,iiiiiu.jiAn;iiiii'J.u.AUAnu_iiAiii_i»_uuu_iA_iiimiiAiiiuiiU_uuii_4j-7i
oe.tporl     across     lhe     Koote-  	
llilj liner bottom, This is
a very nires*,n!*\ work and is
one of those included in the bill
of Immediate ivouireint'iits passed upon ai tho public meeting
belli here lasi week, and ropeat-
Wd.VKl  goes     w"y urged upon the Governmenl
in bounlies eon il
. and as thai in i
upproachi'd
••mid be corres
'asod.
ibroiiirb thf!
ilumns.    It is to
il Govern '"' '"'|vi1 ;l thonmghly substau-
lla,   g       q    |, tial road will be built, ono that
ssioner of Lands «*iH bo of a permanent character,
o represents thc No wonl   hlls 'Vel   beeh   hoard
in which Kam "'"'"    Vlctoril1   "gw^ing   the
I. has  niadeao "ll"'1'  w'"'lis   ''>'(l"i''>''l.   but   we
or   that   Districl hrtve hoPes  tlmt   tht''V wi" a11
more than double P«wntly be undertaken.
eceived   in taxes
ict.   it says:
Hansou the Hospitable.
"NE Hanson this week invited
"The revenue from this riding the F(irl Steel0 Brass B(lnd and
0,000, against au .        , ,   . ,
over "VJif 000 "       a number ot Indies and gentle-
The situation is  reversed in
men to spend a day at his charming place on Wasa Creek. The
bund party consisted of fifteen
over su 000    This and were orowded iu a "S fl'°m
surplus paid Into Ge01'ge GelU'y'S Stabl°S' dmvn
,;by four horses'and driven   by
gation
There is n* .*■,■.i~.  . - ...
,,,,,, •      ..       ed with the sacred care of the Kamloops  Dis
con d not be kepi running Irom „,..     .   ,
,     .      ,       , .      ,      nenol,'-. raitrimnnv woiLs.     And \
the tune the ice breaks up m the i    i
patrimony
________-——. member of th
spring till the frosts of the foi-1     ,.„,.,   rAlmr os  lKA„.      wel] as Ml.  y.
lowing   winter  again   seal   tho
river up.    There should bo nine M<    „....,.. . ..,,.,  ,„.
months of navigation, and wilh1
the  proper expenditure of   tho
money lo be voted by Ihe Dominion Pai'liamont, we hope to seo
this condition established.    Dur*
rict with public
el Col. Baker is it
■ Government as
min.   Evidently members of the baud lmed UP
,,:- tl^e >,11," or tlie011   i'""   :i"'1   l":"-'-1"-'1   "'  ,l1"
has been asleep.
the Kaslo Board of Trade on the
question of the tariff  on   lead.
COOI.II,   LABOB.
published in the Kuotenuian.    It The Provincial c*
is an able report, giving many
.   interesting   facts   and    figures
mg lhe presentsumni.'rthe work ^       qu    Ml|     a„d ns     i,.,,,,.. „	
of iinprovoiiienl will be plnnnod
\vo undorsliuid it i.s to bo printed get  m the Pi
in pamphlet   form,  we hope  il  lure, Mr. Colli
for ll ining  fall  und winier,
11,1,1 lh"lv,s cvwymiiH o-N ,. , ... .        . ..,„,„  „,,,:,„
l"*Hili:" jl W1"  l,:' ll'orougld,y (i;||v.||ly sUul.e(1  hy thoge ,nto hMbaen supi.
(l"m''       - whoso hands il   muy  fall.    We tliat, Sir.  is .-
Till.   KOOTENAY   YA I. LEYS CO. observe  that   the   report   urges porlant pluee \
LAKHS, ^ not iuimedialo action on the sub- revenue tax oc
The means by whicli n  coin j,, ■ by the Government al Ot- nue of this cot
p:in\ ol Uld Country peoplo gol tawu, bul  Iho appointment of u Finance Minis
eatly
enjoyed. Arriving at the hill
this side of Mr.  Hanson's the
overnnient Exult in
a Large Increase in Chinese Immigration.
strains of u lively air to their
destination, whoro they were
'most cordially greeted by the
host. Much music folllowed until dinner time, when the whole
party, numbering _li, sat down
,   ,       ,,    ,,   , Iio  a   most   sumptuous   repast,
eoate on tno tsuci- ' L
After that tliere was more music,
and it was altogether  a   most
pleasant  time that  wus  spent.
"it is the lirst time," poetically
remarked Mr, Hanson, "that the
melody   of   u   brass  band   has
awakened   the  echos  of  Ihese
■www ^fKKswnmmjsiSiTsrssaiiSL'KLM era*
EVERYTHING
IN
Drugs % Patent Medicines.
Pino TOILET SOAl'S.
Mm' IMPORTED l'l.ltl'TMKS.
Fiiu* HA1H, TOOTH nml NAIL BRUSHES.
-   -   -   Jl   -   1(1
A. W. BLEASDELL,
Pioneer Drug Hall,
Fort Steele, B. C.
Graduate Ontario College of Pharmacy.
mm
po;
  :; i.ii'io
lh'1 commission to travel about and refund from I
best lamb o the Kootenay Val- secure all tho information possi- emment uiuloi
ley in lhis d Iricl makes inter ble on the subject for the guid- would bo SnOO
esliug reading.   A gentleman of mice of thc Government at next  to a revenue o
il nine Builio-Grohniun year's   session   of   Parliament, nue,    [f you 1<
camo here on ingandtish- ipHE Phospkctoh threw oul ti for 1808-9you
iug expedition, i said] in the similar suggestion last wee',,-. Finance Minis!
Wu, He discovered thai the aud it is to be hoped thai it will on the Chinese
Kootona,   li   er hi      j souther   be acted upon, for the mailer is very importai
lye*. * ■     much importance, mates lhat we
tii" som-i ei 'in Hiver from ii, or over
at what is now  *     di F    .     The report of the Kaslo Board wi10ie i.eVGlu](
Tbo bri liati i      io have favors the imposition of a pro-
occurred i" hin   " gtln   hibitory duty on   lend  aud all  j8H8-«.    This
Kooti   i *'*'        ii        manufactures in which lead is a ducements   ti
thus obtaining con chief ot   important   ingredient, come jnt0 thG
[sous which we detailed in improved thu
ovincial Legisla-
n said: "iii one
i the Govomment
smely successful;
hown in tho im-
hich the Chinese
upies iii the rove-
,ii*v    In 188') the woods aml hills, and surely civil-
r estimated the iHltkm ftt llis1 lius l'ellcbec1 lls'"
D inion GovlSuPPerwoa l}i,1'Ullre» of l,,'il"v
the ( hinose tax
Cceur d'Alene
HOTEL
FORT STEELE, B. C.
/. G. McDONALD,     -      -      -     Proprietor.
Is now  open for the benefit of the travelling  public
NEWLY FURNISHED        MODERN IMPROVEMENTS
FIEST-CLASS IN EVERY RESPECT
The Dining Room is under the management of Mrs. Underhill
Best Cuisine in luist Kootenay H0ME comforts
STEAMBOAT   LANDIHO   WITHIN   ONE   MINUTE'S   WALK.
which amounted
.os of the reve-
ik nl the estimate
will see thai the
i* now looks up-
revenue lax ns a
I  item, uud esti-
Ruilv       M                            he our article  last   week, we think
e that those j this would be a false step,    lia
riverg   , .,                   *:■■'* I'racticallj prohibitive duty wero
,1*,;,., ■ ,,. .                               , imposed on those manufactures
did nol trou         •          uf t ould engender hostility in tho
distinguished   sportsmai        '.'■■ foreign market for our lead ores,
proposed lo the Provii    il Go .'li *,:i   is al   present  our  only
eminent tobuil I u canal to eon- market, and this would al sl to
neet the two rivers, and all  he a certainty result in thai markol
asked wasa grant of an, res for our load ores being cul off.
of lund.    Whatever attractions On tin* other bnnd, too, il would
the canal itself may have had for force for years to come, or until
the Government il is impossible manufactories  could   bu  eslab-
to tell: it  is only reasonable to lished in this country, an onor
suppose   'bu:    thej    vere    nol mous tax  on  lhe users of lend
greatly impressed with that pari products, which in itself would
of ibe scheme.   Bul here was an seriously curtail tin* use of those
opportunity in give away a large manufactures in Canada lo the
traei of the people's  besl  land, general disadvantage,
and llio abireuniils of   lliul purl
nf the proposal Ihej could nol be
oxpected lo wil hsland,
cent, us against .08 per conl. in
nouns thai the initio  Chinese   to
'rovillee   havo so
lhe iii'i uy be
course,   from   the
liineso   illlo   the
berts:    "Explain
From whal  we can see, with
the inconclusive information wc
lui' n band. Ibis   is  11   euse ill
They promised tliedislinguish   which an importanl maniil'acttir
oil stranger the bind, nnd  forth   i"K      could properly and
wilh he lofl fm* Kni'lanil lo worli effectively I..* fostered by n  sys-
n   conlkling   public  Ihere.    Ho lem of bounties.   We aro aware [j"^'1 "|'j0,n|M	
formed a company, had n  Inr lho evils llml nn*  pn  t(> },Gtitl tn,j* upoi
amounl subscribed En* stock In creep in where tbe bounty Bys
it. and 1*111110 over here and spoilt loin '"> introduced, bul Ihere nn
ai,uni i5K)o,nno, ii is suid. in I peculiar conditions existing hen
building or attempting Lfi build which   mighl easily jus '*,,,   E*
not. HOW be pu
iii Ibe Kstiuinl
from the Chi
yeur.
Hon. Mr. I'll
ilu* tax comi
Mr. Cotton:
.Members of 11
ici* informed i
General nppi
amounl come
proportion of
ing into Iiie I'
eminent of llu
n ee,:,;in pro]
w
jl
IT
E
the party returned, reaching
homo nbout Eo'clock, ull delighted with the kindness of Hanson
the Eospitable.
Kootenuy River Bouts.
The steamer North Slur loft
Jennings on Sunday lasl to attempt the lirst   trip up river to
Will   get  Slid,OOI1   pol.t   gteelo   ,his   sellson     Th0|
1 percent, of tho
il being :En~ per
Increased 6,00 ' per cent.   This
lax comes, of
entrance  of   i
Province."
Hun.   Mr.   I*
the tax,"
Ml'. Col ton:
General wishei
will.   If  the
men opposite
wishes of the i
'nice, and  been
"If the Attorney
mo to discuss il 1
Honorable gentle-
id listened to the
eopleof tho Prov-
sincere and honest in Iheir endeavors to carry
oul Iheir besl wishes, thoy would
(ting down $30,000
s us the proceeds
lose lax  for one
oris: "Toll where
from,"
I   thoughl   lho
(I House Were lll'l
iiiii ihe Attorney'
irs lo be. Thnl
Iroin  a  certain
he lux Imposed by
(loverniiionl ns it
Ibe Chinese coin
ovincu, The I lov
Province receives
irtion of it.   Hut
weather litis week, however, has
boon cold, and lho waler in lln
river has lowered rather llinn
risen. I'ntil we gel u low days
of hot weather navigation will be
impossible. The sieamor mi
route is doubtless lied up somo
where nonr the boundary Hue.
HOTEL   AURIVALS.
IIM.CAIIIINII.
llu* Williams, North Star,
s. t'mnpolly, Luko Ci It,
,1. Horkiiiiin, Wardnor.
.1. li. Ergor,
I'E A. Plotohor, Slocan Cily.
.1. Simons, Wolf Creok.
.lulm Welch, Mi.-,Hiiin.
.lolui Ashley, Wlnnipog,
VKNOSTA.
A. I*:. Hltohcock, Wai'dner,
.liiines Whalon, Fi'i'iii'.v.
M, Mi'i'iii'iv. IsiilnreCanyon.
,1. I,. Cat.:.-.. Bpokunu.
W. LarHon, Mission,
tl, I*'. I.jiui, Miirl I.
.1. Iliirnliiii'il,
1'. c. Knnliiii, Warilitur,
I.N'I'KHNATIllN.M,.
I'. K. Wilson, \'iin iver.
ilee. Ilamtni'lli, Elli Hlvor,
W, W, lielile, Cornwall,
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THE SURVBVOKS CHAIN MADI! IT THE SHORTEST
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ll is Hie iiuiiii niiiili'i'ii iii equipment; it Is thc heaviest railed Iiin*
II hits a i k btillusl romlbeill It, crosses no imml deserts; il wns  built.
without u Imul (irunt or governincnl aid; it is noted fm* courtesy of \0.
employes; it is tho only line Bervlng meals mi tin* a la cui'to plan.
THUOUGH Till''. GHANDKST SCENERY IX AMEtllCA
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For TOUT STEELE uiul lhe EAST KOOTENAY MINES, Woeltlj
Stage li'iim Kulispell,   Slouinbout coinimiiiluations from Joiniings
iliu'ing Summer,   Quickest und tlcst route tu nil parts ni ihe Qnltei
slates. Eastern Cunadii nml Europe.
For niiips, tickets and coinpielii InforiiuiUon call or addross
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sale of any (Scotch  Whiskey  io  India, Mexico, Central Alricn.
and Soulh America.
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SOLE AGENT,
Golden and Fort Steele, B. C. THE PROSPECTOR, FORT
Steele, b. c, april 23, isor.
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SATURDAY, APRIL 211, 18118.
THE   COLONEL'S   FORTE,
A Patriotic and Hoaornblo Gentta-
man'o Loud Grants.
During the debate on the Budget in llie Provincial Legislature,
Mi*. Forster referred to the
Crow's Nesl conl uml land grants
issued to Colonel Baker by the
Government.
Hon. Col. Baker interrupted
Mr, Porster and said that ho had
novor received any land grant,
Mr, Forster: "1 will explain.
You are al lho head of a company which secured u largo land
grant from this Governmenl,."
Iimi. Colonel Baker:  "Thai isi
different." '
Mr. horsier. "II is mil different so far as lho peoplo aro concerned. Colonol Bakor was in
tho House as a private member
whon this graul was lirsl issued
He afterwards got into tho Gov-
ernmonl and toughl for Uie Governmenl during tho last eloction,
knowing full woll thai if the
Government was nol returned to
power lie would not gel the
charter renewed. During the
elections he wont to Chilliwack
and in the Government interest
promised tho peoplo Government
assistance for thoir dyking. It
is worthy to note that Colonel
Halter got his charter renewed,
but. that the people of Chilliwack
did not get their dykes. What 1
complain of is thai In tho return
of the Government Colonol Bakor
had tt direct personal and pecuniary interest and I hat his
action was a betrayal of the iiileresls of llm people, Colonel
Baker has statod thai tho present was nol a good lime lo Inaugurate a system of Slate ownership of railways. I admit llinl
il, would lie a serious question
for this Province to lake up, and
could only he accomplished by
degrees, Bul why should tho
Provincial Secretary say that the
present is not a good   time to
III have a few hundred tliotis-
1 acres of land, or valuable
il deposils remaining, which
riotic and honorable gentle-
n like himself could appropri-
as luiul grants?"
commence
?    Is  it  because we
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Special sample roon^s for travelling men.
Joo Mnv tin Hos Quit.
The ropot'1 was circulated re-1
illy that   "Joe"   Marl'      thei
ghting  politician"  of  Mani-
iii, was aboul to join tho '1 nr-
r   governmonl   as   attornoy-
neral.   It turned oul to bo a
iiinl   lirst   published   in   tho
|ii*onlo World.    Mr, Mart In was
n   al    Vancouver,   and   said
Iboiii hesitation:
•There is nol a word of truth
it."
'The statement has been mado
^il you ilu noi intend to ontor
lilies again.''
"Yes.    Thai   statement   slill
Ids good.   I have no intention
going into politics again,"
"Then llttlo can lie said of lhis
iiinr."
"Yes, very little. There is no
lib iu it."
The Vacant Chiuf Justiceship.
il-'ri',' Press l)o»|intcli.)
There i.s a sullied conviction in
■ minds of tho legal fraternity
the Province that E. P. Davis,
C,, has been Informally ap-
toted Chief Justice of llrilish
iliiinbia. The prominent Lib-
als of the Province entertain
e same views. If this is not
it case they sny Mr, Davis has
e refusal of Ibe position, and
trying to ninlie up his mind
n'thi'i* or not he will abandon
i lucrative practice for it less
irativo but more dignified posi
Ml at the head of  the bench ill
ritish Columbia, Mr. Davis is
ii most acceptable man lor the
isition in Brilisli Columbia, llu
anils well wilh lhe legal pro*
ssion and is cunsiilereil by
cm Ibe t'ighl man [or lho
acoi with tho public he is con
lered tllO smarlesl lawyer in
e Province, ami bis linn has
nulled almost all llie big eases
al have come up, Mr. Davis
tie lo the Province front Win
nipeg, and rapidly rose to t|
front ranks here. The lit
while not. affirming Mr. Dav
appointment, assume a tnysti
mis air on being questiontj
which leads to the belief that
all probability Davis will be 1
man.
IN   SELF-DEFENCE
Elk   Riv* i*   Hotel   Keeper   Defends
Himself Wit 1* a Revolver
i)n   Saturday   afternoon   l,|
two mon  named George   lh
mil Dennis Tagney, employed
tie-makers at Egan's camp
the Crow's Nesl Kailway. eni
ed the barroom of tho Croj.
Nesl Hotel  at  Elk   River a
asked credit each for a bottle
whisky.     I leery  Bernard,  i|
proprietor, refused to givi
liquor  to  them.   Tugnoy  ll
threw down some money on
bar  in  payment,  bul   Hern
still refused.    The men then
cnnie abusive, and they were
dered to leave  tho bouse.    Tji
uey picked up u stool and Ihn
ing it at Bernard across tin
Inflicted a severe scalp win
from   which   the  blood  spur
profusely. Bernard ran lo
adjoining room and called
two men to assist him, bul ll
refused and went off, Hern
possessed himself of a revoM
and coming round to Ihe front
the bar, struck Tagney over
head with il. Tagney gol of
[rout door, but Hood, who \
big, powerful imin, made a t
for Bernard, who attomplod
escape through the rear pari
the premises. Hood was gain
on him, when Barnard, shov
the revolver behind hhu, Iin
or n shots as he ran. Ono of
shots struck Hood on the li
linger, carrying away a port
of thai digit, Another bu
gra/,od Hood's groin ami ij
another went through his i
near llie waist. All lhis fusil;
however, did not slop Hood, \|
pursued Bernard to the reu
ihe promises and coining np w
him  threw  him down.    Ile
caiied, however, and ran to 111
Restaurant open
day and night
nro
All the delicacies of the season  $
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j.l    Pull Prices,   CorrectScU'etli
Write
IMMnUUTii KliMlTTaUCtb.
TALLOW, GINSENG, SENECA,
for Circular giving Latest Market Prices.
dJflS. MCMILLAN & CO,
Inc.
O  CO..:'.     ISSU
200-212 PIRST AVE. NORTH
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.
police quarlors. Both mon were
arrested within a few minutes.
Information was a once telegraphed to Stipendiary Magistrate Armstrong at this city, and
on Monday he lofl [or Elk liiver,
accompanied by \V. R. Ross, who
went down to defend Bernard,
The above facts all came out ill
the trial of llle case. Hood aild
Dennis were found guilty of
common assault nnd fined "J5 and
costs each.
The police laid a charge of unlawful wounding against Bernard, hut the Magistrate con
eluded that the shooting was
justifiable on tho ground of self-
defence, and dismissed the case.
The Magistrate in his remarks at
the trial was very severe on tho
men who had refused lho call of
Bernard for assistance, stating
Ihal. if death had resulted from
llie trouble they would have not
been belli   tree   from   blame   for
Hie killing,
ACCIDENT   ON   THE   KOAD.
Tin' (inilinii Htni',1' Overturned nml
Omi nl' tlm PasBongora Siirioimly
Injured   A Bail Night of it.
When lhe   mail   stllgO coming
down [rom < lolden Ihls week bad
reached a point about three miles
I norlh of Spillaniai'been a  rather
SOl'ioUS accident  occurred.    The
stago was descending a some
Whal sleep incline on a side bill
and the road nt lhis place was
narrow and covered  with  ice.
Tbe vehicle slipped and turned
upside down over tho embankment Thero wore seven passengers aboard, all of whom were
badly shaken up, nnd one of
them. James Brady, of the Thunder Hill mine, had bis arm fractured in two places and two ribs
broken. The accident occurred
late in tho day and the passen-
gors were compelled to camp on
tho road all night, Mr, Brady's
sufferings may be imagined as he
lay there during the long night,
with no hope of medical attendance till a messengor bad been
dispatched IT miles to (lolden.
In the morning the sufferer was
convoyed to Spillumaehoon and
made as easy as possible under
lhu circumstances, but il would
be fully Iwo days and a ball' ho-
lore the doctor could arrive,  Tin'
singe came on through withoul
further incident
DISTANCES
On Cidw'h Ni'iil Railway Main  Lino
iiiiiI Port Slnniii Iiniiuli.
MAIN LINK
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Mil, I,nil Inl'liiV,  N   Ni*   '    I.HttU It,"
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I ulli   .ill I v: in,., ii
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MAIS  LINK.
l'*,,ri siii'ii' .In mi Iiiii in Crunbrook.    7
Critiiln k lu Swim.en       I'J
swiiii.ru in Moylo (Illy   7
Moylo Cily to Omi Illvcr summit  ■»
il, ll sniiiiiill WO, 11. l.ninllnn  40
WANTED.
A mnn lo put in a Sash and
Door factory a' Swansea.
Good inducements will be offered
to  a  capable  and   responsible
man.
Crow's Nc-st Land and
Development Company,
20-tf SWANSEA, B.C.
NOTICE.
Take in.ii,'.' llml I hav toda, ., ■
pointed 'IE 'IE  McVittie own! (nr tin*
,'ot't  Steele Townsite In |>ltti h '. I*'.
Vonostn.
All per -  Imvinu  business ii i-
neclinn niii. the Townsite nre .Iii toil
lo transact tlie same with T. T. MeVittlo
nul i" make nil pay nis due nr  ,
in;.' il lets ali'oadj -"Iii i" I
II. I.. T.OAI.Mlv
full S I,-. April '.nh. I
NOTIC
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llliyi ,ifl,'t ilA!,' I ind li.!
llll'l 1,1, (I* Illl'.ll'l..
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tl,,' rollowlliu. 'If-' I   I "'II  I" llll   .,
It linst llllltltoil nil tin tit liminUnr*) i.f in,
pro ,iii|iii..n S"    :'      , Mil,  i rook  llieiiro
nniiii -'I i imil,*.   m.i in. ,:i'i ''i iiiini,. ihonro
...ilth   -il  ,-1...II.      lllOllOO   wi"t    ''i,'li;,lliv I., th,'
Itlui'i iif lii'i'iiihlii!' ('"i.tnitilti:- ini ni'ri".
.IOIIN KKUHKUN
I*, tl Sli'i'li    V|.r11 l*i   I-'.'" I7-!Ti
Lust In Porl Stoolo iii! Monday evening lasl red leather
pockel book t'onlaining two ten
dollar bills ami other papers of
value only io the owner, Tin*
Under will be suitably rewarded
liv returning ii to this office or
lo Mr. Doyle, Sleele House.  * 110 PROSPECTOR, FORT STEELE, 11. C, APRIL 28, HUH.
STAGE LINES.
IST'Advertisements of theso linos will be
found in anotnor part or this pupcr.
Fort Steolo and Moyio Lake.
Departs, Fort Stoolo, Tuesdays and Fridays,
ut 7 a. ra.
Arrives, Fort Stoolo, Thursdays and Sundays,
nt3:80p. in.
Fort Stoele to Kalispell.
Leaves Fort Steelo Friday mornings at ~
o'clock.
Returning, leaves KaitK|>fii TuckiIht mornings
at 7 o'cliH'k.
Upper Columbia Navigation Co.
Stago leaves Fori stent Tuesday and Friday
mornings,   t-onnrriiuf   wllh   iI'I-sbhtk   at
Canal Flat tor Golden
®hc itoep-ccioi*.
SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 1808,
THE   END   OF  ITS  TETHER.
I to survey them sevon years in
all. In tho meanwhile free miners mav L'n on tho lands lo ox-
plore for minerals, hnl one-half
Jot'all the clninis thoy may locale
will belong to the company, and
the other half is so surrounded
with conditions favorable to the
oompany that few if any minors
would consent to hold the claims
on tho terms and accept the company as partner. He regarded
this Act us the very worst of its
kind on the statute books, and
hoped some ilay to see a incas
me of amelioration passed in the
interest ul* free miners.
Mr. Higgins continued thai il
Eoiisons why  Mr. Speaker HiL-iriiis ,,..,, , .
Separated Himeelf From His Ool- ""Uttered  llttlo  lo  htm,   norson
leagues in the Provincial Qov- ally, in the evoning of his days,
eminent  A Policy of Ruination,  whether there was a change of
In tho course of a speech in Government or nol.   A very few
tho  Legislature   a   few   duys years and he musi  retire from
ago,      Ex-Speaker      Higgins active public life; but he was im
said   the   duty now devolved pressed with  the solemnity of
upon   him   of   explaining   liis the present occasion, because, as
changed position of politics, and tho elections weut, so would the
he craved from tin* h bers ii country be, either prosperous or
patient hearing.    The debate ou the reverse, and the young men
the general policy of the Govern*  were deeply   interested   in lho
ment had I n conducted -aitli outcome.    He bolievod   that  it
much good feeling aud ability, was necessary for tin* preserva
especially on the Opposition side tion of the couutry that there
of the House He felt bound to should be a chauge of Govern-
say that, for it seemed to him ment He had severed political
that the Government was ha\ * a ties that had bound him in the
a hard uphill fight to defend its Governmenl party for 25 or 30
policy against the sharp assa ts'} s, and tie intended to do all
of the enemy.   Thedebate\ e\\ - power to bring aboul a
ed from every standpoint, told change. In the face of the
heavily against the Government   tn si   stakes *  :•-■,:,,\
The printed record as laid be ent  one  almost   wondered
the House in the form of Esl '■'•'■.'■ had lia t d en sup-
mates of receipts and expendi- porters, Aver} cw more years
lures fm* the fiscal year ending of the same policy which had
June 30th, 181)'.), was startling,  been pursui I i bring the
To the well-wisher of this coun- Province to the end of its tiuan-
try these documents furnished I cial tether.   For the current and
j^T. MARY'S INN
W. M. TITUS, Proprietor,
 FtRT STEELE, B. C.
Best
Accommodations
fM     ready for
in Fort Steele now
guests.      M
PRICES REASONABLE.
Finest  location  on corner
laza) and Riverside .Avenue.
of only Public Square (St, Mary s
A few Offices antl Stores to rent in the building.
melancholy reading,
But, unsatisfactory as the Pro-
i incial policy of tho Ministry is.
its railway policy is worse.    He
found tin* Government giving
railwuy franchises in every quarter of tho Province to men whose
only oliji'i'i is to sell iiir charters
for the bosl price they can get,
He related a story of meeting a
man on thu summit of Red
Mountain who indicated by a
swi'i'p of his arm tho holdings of
Heiiifio, Corbin and tho C. P. I-.E,
lo show thai thero was nothing
left for lhu peoplo or the Gov-
ernmunl in llial vicinity except
lho lilue vault of heaven. Mr,
Higgins nexl attacked tho manner in which the Nelson & Port
Sheppard Railway Company was
allowed to snlecl its lands, lie
said that 8,000 acres were taken
possession of by the Railway
Company as an addition- to the
town of Kosslnnd. and men,
ami  children who  had
these   lauds, believing
them to bo Government property,
wore turned out of their homes
by the sheriff in the gloom of a
winter day,their household goods
thrown into the snow and their
houses pulled down. Talk about
Irish evictions! Did the history
of Ireland record a more pitiful
tale than that furnished by Rossland at the mid of tho nineteenth
century: And this wasdone with
the connivan f the i lold Commissioner, as gentle and kind-
hearted a man in private Iii'i* as
ever lived bul in public life le*
had nol looked after the Interests
,,: iii-- fellow citizen and the
badge of the syndicates was on
everything is sight.   The rail-
women
gono on
the next year there already was
a deficiency of *-i !. WJO in sight.
He said that if he was the only
man on the Island who would
stand up against the presenl
Government he would stand up
and say that the interests of the
Province demanded that the
present oligarchy and reign of
syndicates be put down. He
predicted, however, that in the
noxl coutesl tin'Island and Mainland would be united as never
before and sectionalism will be
altogether forgotten and the
mountains will speak to tho sea
with definite force.
|The Mountain!
I     HOUSE     1
f Fort Steele, B. C.       1
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£ WILLIAM   FORSYTH,   PROPRIETOR. S2
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£ Kort Steele District. 3
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S^ Every   room   is   comfortably   furnished. ^
t^-    When you visit Fort Steole you will miss it if you dont    ~5
5^ stop at the,
I    Mountain House.
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TRAVELLERS
DONT   FORGET
AN   UNJUST   TAX.
Tho Provincial Government and the
Workers in Minos.
Taking np the question of the
tax upon working miners in the
Legislature the other day Mr.
Cotton said:
■'When I referred to this matter last session the President of
the Council got up and announced
that he was divulging no Government secret when he statod
that the Government was going
to repeal that tax. If this meant
anything it wns clearly an intimation that the Government was
going to repeal the tax, but towards the end of tlie session the
Government said that it would
not repeal the tax because the
miners wanted to pay it. I
may say that this is the first
time I ever heard of people
wanting to pay any tax. When
I moved the resolution the other
day setting out that it was an unfair tax the Government voted it
down. Now we nre told, as an
excuse for the tax, that it keeps
out the Chinese. There are,
however, no Chinese working in
the mines of Kootenay,     In the
The Steele House
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.
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Two Commodious Sample Rooms tor Commercial Men
BAGGAGE TRANSPKREED PREE
\01.D BATHS
RATES SX PER DAY.
fc. Greene, Proprietor.
The
GOLDEN, B, C.
G. SHIER,
PROPRIETOR.
Hea
Fort Steele.
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For Travellers and Mining Men—
Handsomely and Expensively Fur-
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Everything new, First Class and
—Strictly Modern in every par-
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Home Comforts.—
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HANSON. I
General Merchant AND
Liquor Dealer.
I
THE  DALGARDNO
Fort Steele, B. C.
A MODERN BUILT,  WELL  EQUIPPED  HOSTELRY;
WITH ALL IMPROVEMENTS UP TO DATE
AND WHOSE CHIEF FEATURES ARE
Unexcelled Cuisine
Quiet Home Comforts
Finely Furnished Bedrooms
A First Class Bar.
R. D. MATHER,  Proprietor.
§§ Manufacturer of all Kinds of Lumber. 55
§=          A large assortment of seasoned Hs
§£               Lumber and Shingles al- 2
|§                     ways  on  hand. Hs
§§ Dimension Lumber a Specialty. ~|
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ di-tr'n-i uf Kooti'iiav the miniiij;
way lands had nol been taki it up industry is carried on by labor
checker-board fashion, as requir- ers who work men '
nl by tht* Art, but in solid blocks,
the consequence being thai the
Crown was pushed back to the
interior of tin* bills and the ruilwuy companies held all the good
lands,
Mr  Higgins nexl  referred to
tho   Cassiar   Central   Kailway
charter.   The Aid  Bill ol  this
company was introduced by tha
Promier in tlie expiring duys ol
usl gosHion.   It gives tho coin
puny 700.000 acres in thu (latsiar
Stickiito counlry for EE years,
Il rosorvos upwards
ncros of land, ' 'out
lhe lunils   to bo leased
company sliull bo s iloctt
years are accorded the companj
in which in designate its lands,
and two years and ilional in which
^^^H] lor wages.
A.s matters stand, if u man wants
to gel in two rn* three days' work
around u mine ho bus to pay tin.
tax nf %o before tho management
of ihe inino will daro to employ
liim. Inu gnod many cases the
mine ownora havo to advance lho
money for this lax on behalf of
the men seeking employment,
Tho Governmenl bus nol yel
lold us why a iiiiiii working in or
around a mine for wagos should
be obliged to pay ibis fax for tho
years,  mere privilege of working,   Wo
il R, ,i  know where men wish to bocoino
which area prospectors it is reasonable llml
by  tho
I.   Five
thoy .shuulil pay such a tax for
lho rights they bine under tho
Minerul Act, but why u mail
working moroly for wages should
pay the tax I do nol know.
FOR THE FOET STEELE
MINES!
Travellers, to and from
Port Steele 6e Kalispell,
Will find the best of accommodations at
THE WEST
HOUSE.
C. M. Walker, Prop.
Kalispell Montana.
E. J. SCHAGEL
LUMBER CO.
Bturers ot, and Dealers in
FORT STEELE. B- C.
Rough and Dressed Lumber, Mould-
ng and Building Material.
POR   PRICES.
!(!!f!!!!!f!!!!!t!!Sf!!f!!!!!!!!!!!fHn!!!!f!!!!!!!!!!!*
First Class   I
~3
ging House. J
M 3
OPPOSITE  THE  STEELE  HOUSE 3
'RIGES TO SUIT EVERYBODY. 1
M«'s«   Levett    Prop. 3
—* THE PROSPECTOR, FORT STEELS  B. C, APRIL 23, 1898.
m-i
si
I!
Si
t
s
T. T. McVITTIE,
a
mm broker m real estate.
Sole Agent for the
FORT  STEELE   TOWNSITE
Rich Placer discoveries on Brewery and
Nigger   creeks
In 1860 Twenty Millions were taken out of Wild
Horse creek.
History repeats itself
WITCH TIE PROGRESS OF FORT STEELE
Tlie Capital ol East Kootenay.
The Center of The Great Mining District Reached By
The  Crow's Nest Pass  Railway
T. T. MCVITTIE,
SOLE AGENT,
PORT STEELE. B.C THE PROSPECTOR, FORT STEELE, B. C, APRIL 23, 18911,
M
;/v.-;;*
i?
bbsee** a     e
_H__ Baaon
Mining Brokers and
Commission Agents     gj|
FORT   STEELE
&w
-   Br
pif,t*v;yv*;,:-,H.E.'iV;*
itisli Columbia.
A*l
Nicholls A-  r>:i<jsh;i     ,
mam engineers & suckers, Winnipeg, man,
Representing SANDYCROPT MACHINERY Oo. limited
S'.amps, Batteries & Accessories
WALLACE. & Go, ltd. Cijiinido manufacturers.
J, BIRCH & Co. ltd. Merchants it Engineers,
All Glasses Mining 'njcliiiicru. Engines & Boilers, etc.
i Solicited
Agents for
NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO.
TRAVELLERS .UT'UENl IflSIIMNCE CO.
IMPERIAL FIRE INSURANCE CO.
AGENTS
for the
Mannheim Insurance Company.
We will insure money and paokagos to and fnun all parts
of the rnited States and Canada.
Correspondents in London, New York, Montreal and Toronto.
Agents for
PULMER
& KERFOOT.
ROYAL    MAIL ;
Passenger & Express Line,
  BETWEEN 	
GOLDEN   and   FORT   STEELE.
Stage leaves Pout Steele every Saturday at 7-30 a. m.
Arrives at Golden Monday night.
Leaves Golden Tuesday at 7-30 a. ni.
Arrives nt Pout Steele Thursday night.
OPTIOHS   CARRIED,  AND   iMM   DEALS   TRANSACTED.
■-AP
—fc,,       «,,* i tlienee asl  to the boundary
©ijc ltvo$\mh.n\ ....;.,z
All.I!.   :.. .
i g   includes   the   triangular
j i i]i taken from East i'ale, and
rj MBUTION.
II] . M ,-, .•   '*  tho Legislature
li,..;. .• .. : u'roin  '••■'■ to 37   East
..... Divi <hI     Vancouver
l ,..    ' *'  - ;  . i;   iui 1 Onci
; ..  .  G I   tvn  Additional  Mom-
; ..r      ■ .. .".     Ken u o,
to be published iu two issues of j    If you-want to make money
the Gazette and a local paper.       : buy lots in Tracy. *
Provision   is   also   made   by     ,.. , ,     .      ,  ,,
,. , ... Sixty nl   the 08  elections held
which   a   person    desiring   to |n ,„,,-„.„  mt|    .„.„  ,„,,„,,
all the rest of   Wot  l\E><it<*nay change his name from ono list to protested
south nf Fire Valley nnd west of
Arrow Lake and the Columbia.
This leaves for Nelsou riding all
Ihe Kootenay Lake and Slocan
Lake country which lies cast of
the   Columbia   or   the   Arrow
Lakes.
another, procures  a certificate!    Question — Why   will   Tracy
from the collector that his name make the besl mining camp in
has beon struck off a formor list, East Kootenay?       _
, .      ,. ...   ,   ,,        Answer   because it has ninrr
dDd on production of.this to tho hjg]].grade (m,   |iu,gel.   1(„|,,„s
Mllcctorof the district in which mid moro of them than any other
he wishes tu bo registered, and camp iii British Columbia.
I U) baices. proof ihat he has resided in such I    Bocouse the townsite .is owned
.   ,      ',,,'",,,,.   i„   ,!„,     East Kootenay is divided by a district for two months, his name ty . progressive,    enterprising
led       I'lUe   '"'    - *|i*'   '*'   '" '   ,■    i • i   ■ '   .'•   ■      .   i     ,i   i- ,   r   ,,    •     business  men. who   will   offer
Legisln ure ivas introduced yes- line, the centre ol which is at is inserted ou tho list. Iu Cassiar       d advantttgos t0 investors or
„.,.',',, \,:,,,iivM'(Eiv receives Canal Plat, on tho Uppor Colum-
;,.'. ,'....„ , . I, ";!(| of three, I*"' River. Tin* boundary runs
imttlu'r il on n [inr with Victoria J due wesl from this poiut, while
in ,,,,,;,;; i, ,1 representation, to the easl ii follows tho Koote-
Cassiar obtains two instead of day River and the Palliser River
(mo |V|,rescntative. Easl Koote- to Kananiskis Pass. This makes
,mv is divided into two divisions, Porl Steele with all the Crow's
obtaining a  il'er for each di- Nest country the centre of the
vision instead of oue member for south riding, and leaves V inder-
the entire dist-ict as til presenl.  re and the Upper Kootonay
Wesl Kootenay is enlarged by Lake country in the north rid-
,!,„ acquisition ni' u portion ol ing, along with Donald. Golden
Easl Vale and is sub-divided in- and the other C. IE B, towns.
„',',!,,* livisions, its ropreseuta-     On Vancouver Island, Cowi-
tionhuing thereh 'ased by chan-AlbornUistrict is enlarged
one member,
districl      the     necessity      of j people that wnnl  to commence
two  months' residence  is dis- business.
Because ii is nol on the mniu
lino uf the C, IE R. and is nol
owned by Mann it Mackenzie,
pensed with.
CHURCH   NOTICES.
1-iit is on the main line of .li
ST. .mux's church. Hill's road.
Service will be held every Sun-,    Because the Estellaand Golden
day evening in St. John's Church plee1ce will  ship  the   highest
grade ore this season  than has
at 7:30 o'clock,    Sunday School
at 3 o'clock. Strangers welcome.
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.
Service in connection with the
Presbyterian Church will beheld
on Sunday in the Opera House
at 7:80 p, m.   All welcome.
Sabbath School und Bible
Class will meot at 8 p, i... in ho
Opera Houso.
LOCAL NEWS NOTES.
by running the dividing line be-
- tween il and Comox, which for-
,1ll,,.,„l' has beencul ill its easl   merly turuedwestwardatNootka
ern boundarv.     This  formerly Sound,      directly      northwest
rom the loth parallel at a through the centre of the island,
distance of ten miles from the thus throwing all the west coasl
i  *■*■■-  ""r;il of Carmanah   into  Cowi-
..    Chun Alberui.    Nanaimo City is
 'Hrged  by   adding  what  are
*    known as The Five Acre Lots to
I,, th, ci     iiroper, and milking lhe
Chase River the bouudary ou its
i   I Southerly    and    westerly    side.
traight Ti ladaand Usquili Islands are
taken oul of North Nanaimo district and given to South Nanai-
1 '   ' ''''    ''''''''^'"'r'^'Mediv     A line merchants'lunch at th.
*   ula   *        *    ' ■   ""■""'" f sslt'oclbf Venosta Rostiuirant every day at
i   Imni n inCowichan All I.  |2o'clocli
Tlm mauhinory is provided for
I . dosing the old voters'list; and
i*    I'jopcning new ones in districts
Mr, Mulock has Introduced a
bill in tho Commons reducing
domestic letter postage rato from
3 cents !o 1 cents per ounce. Por
carriage of newspapers ii i-i proposed thai ' cent per pound shall
be charged afler January, 1801).
The new rato on letters shall
conie into force by proclamation.
II. E. Poster intends making
his home at the Gordon Ranch
al Windermere.
ii  '" llml   llUV0   '"■""   ;'""IV'1-      ","
Cascade    i          <    nul    > - method ado|.ted in l-U n iigain
-fironiiw nnd Ml     u     * * " resorted to, in order to carry oul
Kulni-Hlr "'illrh " '■"ll'-""' '' "I'l I'"1
** ,   .ii ...a...  .l...i I  l  :..
Wesl   Kootenai   and   llie hitler
tor each disiriei llial has been in
diairlrl beh     il I . three any way alleri'd.i islribulinj!
colleclors are appointed to  laid
"TlTiti'volBlokoriillm ■:-!* l|';" "' " ''' l,;Jsi""1 ,lis
of all thai por ml Iho districl ir lhu n '■- "" "noli lists
I  |n)  |„ t|„, north ol n line which among lhe collectors of the now
passes down Eire Valley, up Ar districts in which thoy properly
row I .nli' I Cariboo Creek and |j,)]onK by Uio factot their rosi
I''"111   lh"   huadwatcrs of  thai tlolK.0 wHhin such districl. When
,.1'i'i'li   to   the   norlli   ol    Slocan
I,.,!,,, and  Kool y  -aire, and tho lists nro completed they are
A carload of shelf and heavy
hardware is due lo arrive al
Gilpin & Lindsays in a Few
days.
The (lltilsc gives the details of
the   Voles    polled    111   the   recent
Ontario election, The total Liberal vole polled was L'l.E.OI I; for
Hie Conservatives, SjUH,<||)0; for
lln* Independents. 11,111)5; Intnl.
i;i*l,H7"i, Iii IWI, tho Liberals
polled 1511,232; lln* Conservatives
11(1,010; Patrons, 70,007, and Independents, s, im. Total, 87K,
iimi.
.1. Iliirnhard, Crow's N'esl Hallway paymaster, aud G. I. Lyon,
wen* iii lhe city on Monday.
ever been shipped from this districl, and more of il,
A Calgary dispatch says Dr,
NE .1. Lindsay leaves for the
t'eaee River with a parly this
month. His Porl Steele friends
say lie will return here.
When Gilpin & Lindsay's new
goods arrive in a few days, thoy
will have the largesl   I  lines!
slock of dry goods and gents
furnishings in Easl Kooleiiny *
A cyclone occurred t'ocolllly ill
the region between Macleod and
Lethbridge, A niiuiber of men
were employed al the lime on ii
sinall ('. P, li. bridge, which was
twisted ami smashed into fragments, il is reported thai three
of tho men were killed and 11 injured.
Agricultural Implements,
Georlng's famous mowers, also
burrows, plows, cultivators nnd
all other hnpliincnts at Gilpin iSs
Lindsay's. '-
Work is proceeding sloadily on
the Golden fleece claim, situated
oil Tracy Creel; aboul a mile
west of the Kstolla. Three men
are driving in on llie vein, whicli
is about llvo I'eel wide. The ore,
a gray copper, is plentiful, and
assays III gold, silver and copper
nil the way from Kill to $1,1)00
per Loll,
If yon waul a shave    A  clean
and cool and refreshing shine
go to (Ilia llie Harbor, next tho
IIIIcl'N.'l I illllll I  Hotel. *
A. W. MoVittie ami live men
lell for the scene of opcralious
of lho Moyie Placer Mining Co,
on Tuesday. The work is lo In
vigorously pushed,
Dr. Gordon, who has had madi
cal charge on the Crow's Nest
Hailway between Wardner and
Coal Creek, has given np that
losilion, uud will be succeeded
jy Dr, Bernard, of Halifax.
Por Sale—Thirty tons of
food timothy hay. Apply to R.
.. T. Galbraith,  Indian' Office,
'"'ort Steele. *
Col. Henderson went down to
Air. Norbury's place with Mr.
'lwell on Saturday. They en-
oyed some tine fly-fishing in the
ake, returning with well-laden
inskets of trout.
A few new novelties in silk
vaisl patterns al Mrs. E. ,1.
tighwai'dens.
Two men wlio had been employed on Crow's Nest Coustruc-
ion,   die I   at   tlie  Coal   Creek
lospital on Thursday and Pri-
ay.
Furniluro al Gilpin & Lind-
$av's *
''alher Walsh hits begun sun
ley Improvements on lhe Callio-
iii Church und grounds here, lie
rill have tho edilice painted and
ileal picket fence will be built
lo enclose the grounds. A number of trees will be planted and
111,'su r round in'.;*s otherwise beau-
'died.
''. II. Smith, of lho Crow's
Xest Coal Co., has leased Col.
lendersoii's house mi Riverside
Venue, where Mr. Smith's fain*
ly will rosido during the summer. The Colonel will reside for
lhe groator pari of lhe summer
i his ranch near Moyie Lake,
Contractor Cowan, of the
'row's Nest Railway, was in the
ity this week*.
Pour teams of Huston A Rich-
rds" mil lit arrived from Kalis-
icll ou Wednesday with general
lerchandlso for local merchants,
'hey were two weeks on llle
ay np, and report the road in
orse condition Ihan il has ever
I ecu before,
TELEORAPH KATES.
From Fl. Steele, to /)«>/    A'i/'i/
idiHIHlll	
Iinlmnu  I. k*.
'lllll,'  I..'I.'i
lllll rill  I.IM
lllll'IIUVIT  1.11*1
Nhuilinin |iiiintn  .    |'.,E
nst uf Minnesota
.IIHll'l-ll I 'llllllllll. ..
(jlniillobn    I. 'la
idKiir.v  -.Of
ilili'ii
.t tun * o.fiO
,HII
•IH)
I.IIII
1.90
,80
.HII
l.fill        I.Ill
1,50      1,2
.110
I.lli
a,on    i.ofi
John Grassiek is busy putting
up a fence around the new
schoolhouse.
Robert Jaffray, one of the directors of the Crow's Nest Coal
Company, and R. Blakemore,
general manager, were at the <
mine reconlly. Mr. Blakemore
has gone out to secure the electric plant far the working of lhe
mine.
Mrs. Harwood and Miss Durick
will open dressmaking parlors iu
the city next week. Miss Durick
has enjoyed a large experience in
this business in the east, and
having recently come from Pembroke, is conversant with all the
latest stylos.
A bunch of 70 head of beef cattle for Robsou & Rogers arrived
from Windermere on Wednesday.
Mr. Mclnnes also has brought in
some beef cattle through the
Crow's Nest from Alberta, so
that the meal supply for the
presenl is ample.
Birl and Viola, "the funniest
show on the road." frisked and
warbled before two large audiences at the Opera House on
.Monday and Tuesday. The hoys
hadn't seen a show lor a long
lime, and Ihey went in large
numbers and thoroughly enjoyed
the porformauco, Birl and Viola
are ibe whole show. They came
up from Molilalia, and Ihey travel
with Iheir owe outfit, live in a
tent, and are everything lothoin-
selves. They will play all the
Soul hern Easl Kootonay low .Is
and throaton also to invade
Windermere and Golden. Their
performances are not bad at all.
Moyie Cily Leaden Mi*. Wm.
Baillie, the brilliant writer and
[insl editor of the Port Steele
Prospector, passed through
town a few duys ago on his way
lo Sleele. Mr, Baillio spontthe
winter in Ottawa buttonholing
the lawiimkers regarding better
things for East Kootenay,
To our esteemed Moyio ro-
lem, we would say thai il. is the
sumo brilliant writer llial. is slill
plying tho scissors and paste
pot iu lhis siini'lum, glorious
journalism having been given up
only temporarily in favor of the
pastime of liiilloiihiiliiig.
Grand Nulling tackle opening
on Saturday nl llie Pioneer Drug
Hall. *
The lirst stoamor lhat nines
in will bring a stock of goods
thai will lill Gilpin *  Lindsay's
*M,.|,,.,„] ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.   iw     j.r,.-, bit-' store from cellar lo garret,

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