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THE MINKS 01'
EAST KOOTENAY,
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COPPER AND LEAD,
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THE PHOSPECTOK
HAS    THE    LARGEST   CIKC'L'-
l.ATION OF ANY NEWS PAPEH
IN EAST KOOTENAY.
ssesssesssesesesess-s
Vol. 2.
FORT STEELE, B. C. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1896.
No 19.
Mines flnd Mining
Increased Activity j In    the
Vicinity
of
Fort   Steele
SOLD.
THE WASA PROPERTY HAS
CHANGED HANDS.
time to estimate what the daily
output ol' these mines would be.
Tho NorthStar working to its full
ipaeity could furnish a train
load ol ore every day. And were
one half tho mines on the North
Star and Sullivan mountains producing ore, wo doubt if any one
road could handle the output of
these mines.
STILL THEY GO.
We learn that the Wasa group
of mines has boon sold, and tho
1st instalment of §5.000 has been
paid, Wo are unable at this time
to give the total] amount of the
consideration,
The Wasa group of mines situate about 12 miles from Fort
Steele, was located by Wm Thompson, Wm. Haupt.Eric Sundon
and Peter Rosendale. Tho two
principal olaims, aro the Wasa
and Mammoth, a tunnel is in 80
feet, tapping a vein four feet in
width, which assays 22 por cent
copper, 112 oz in silver and $10
in gold. The ore is grey copper,
red oxide of copper and galena.
The hanging wall is porphyritic
slate, the foot wall black slate.
There is good water power on
the property, also plenty of timber suitable for all mining purposes.
These claims has always been
considered good property, and we
trust that the purchaser will find
he has ft bonaniia, and that work
on the property will be colnlnenc-
ed at once.
We leam that Messr's Gfossick, Dompsoy and Langley, are
completing arraiigmeuts for the
salo of several mining claims in
the vicicinity of Mark creek.The
property refer ed to lies between
the Sullivan and North Star,
near Mark creek, i
It is almost, certain that a number of Stamp Mills will bo erected in the vicinity of Perry,
Weaver and Hell Roaring crooks
next spring.
BONDED.
We learii that tho Rams Horn
mineral claims, situated fl miles
north of Fort Stoolo has boon
bonded to Montana parties. The
Rams Horn was located last summer by Messers Grundy and
Sprague, and is a silver-lend
proposition. Considerable work
has been done on tho property.
Mr. Sprague reports that the
bond is for §50,000,
RESUMED    WORK
Tho
Dibble   Property   to
Worked all Winter.
be
A large amount of supplies
havo been sent, to the Dibble
mine during tho week. Mr. Wm.
Sprague says tliM'the mine will
bo worked during the whiter, and
as much ore as possible taken
out for shipment in the spring,
Thero are at present some 500
sacks of rich ore ready for ship
ment. Mr. Sprague and James
Dibble left ou Saturday last for
Helena Montana to complete
some business regarding the
property,
ESTEELLA.
Al. Mute has a number of men
working on this proporty, it is
tho intention of the owners to
continue work during the
winter.
NORTH   STAR  MINE.
PLACER      MINING.
QUANTRELL & UTOPIA
SOLD.
Two Valuable Properties On
The North Star Hill Sold To
A Victoria Syndicate!
We learn that the above named properties have been sold to
parties in Victoria'. The consideration is $6,000. cash; Tho Quail trell lie's north OaSt of the, famous North Star nline.and has a
good showing of Ore. This sale was
made by WiJ.RooketCowell.F.Gi
6. of Victoria! And the purchase
money is in the bank to the
credit of the owners;
IN DEMAND.
Good Proporty In The Vicinity
Of The North Star
Wan tod.
It is bVideut that the people on
ilio coast are beginning to lake
an interest in tho mines in this
district, find it is woll that they
should. Willi the prospect of
railroad communication noxtyear
and the growing demand for good
mines, thoro is no oountry that
has such it vast number of undeveloped mines as this district,
From private, but roliablo
sources we learii that Victoria
parties are Booking all tho- available property in this vicinity of
tho North Star. Spokane parties
aro also in se'arciiof mines on the
mountain, as close as possible to
the big mine. That all tlio claims
in tho vicinity of the Star, "are
good" Is woll assured, as it is tho
bpinidn Of all mining iiion, that
the Whtfle mountain is al mass of
ininoral.' Across Mark crOok, on
the' SMl'lVan- group, the same
^uttlity of galena is found, tho
ff'oW <Stif) which c'ovors the loud
%n iii'?' trailed across tho crook,
(ocation's1 ebvor all tho Intervening' gW)to;,Oif tho Sullivan, wo
hnd a largo body' of galena which
may equal the amount found in
fa Star.' It is Impossible at this
Tho Invicto Gold Mining Co.
and tho Nip and Tuck Co. who
have been extensively engaged
in Placer mining on Wild Horse
oreek, have partially cleaned up,
with results " that are reported "
as being very satisfactory to the
companies. We are unable to
learn the exaet amounts of the
relative clean up, but it is away
up in the thousands.
PERRY   CREEK.
The excitement in regard to
the Perry creek gold fields con-
tinueSj notwithstanding that
considerable snow has fell in that
vicinity. We learn that, the
number of claims locatod in tliat
section will reach a distance of
115 miles wero they extended in
ono linoi It is reported that
thoro aro four separate loads of
gold quarte, " which varies from
0 to 50 foot in widtli" forming a
mineral zone that extends for
many miles. Work will bo continued on many of those properties during the winter, several
transfers have already boon mado
while others are pending, lt is
reported that the whole section
of country in tho vicinity of
Porry, Weaver, Hell Roaring
crooks and Upper Moyie rivor,
Is a vast ininoral bolt, and if tlio
half of what is reported is true,
llie indications aro tliat it is the
largest gold fields ever discovered
on tho Anioricttii continent, Tho
assay value of tho ore is high,
and will average from $20 to $50,
Assays from the Badger and Rod
mountain wont from $50 to $280
in gold; Tho Thompson block
has boon bonded to a party who
has robondod if) to another party
at a large advance In. figures',
Parties in MilwaulrO'ri aro taking hold of a number of claims,
It Is reported that Montreal
parties aroalso Interested, Spokane is woll represented by parties
who always get In on tho ground
[loot".
A syndleitte front eastern Canada havo applied, for tho pur-
cluiso of large trat'ts of timber on
the North Pork of the St,
Mary's.
The North Star Co, are working some 30 men, and will take
out aboul G to 8,000 tons of carbonates during the winter, We
learn that the company Will ship
nothing but carbonates next season, as they run from 90 to 100
oz in silver, with a small percentage of load. Last Monday the
teams commenced hauling ore
which will bo continued all winter. It is reported that tho
company will build a now steamboat this winter, and place the
Rustler's machinery, lately purchased by them in it. This will
give the company two steamboats for the transportation of
ore next season.
The North Star Co. has done
the assessment work on ten
claims -' which they own'1 outside of tho North Star property,
this year.
T,HE FORT STEELE MINES.
'I	
(Uii'dle the District Wilh Steel,
,and wo will Give the Dominion
Gold, Silver, Loud and Copper
"in Return.)
Tlio mines in and around Fort
Steele are beginning to receive
tho attention of mining men.
There has boon it groat amount
of development done in the district, enough to satisfy claim
owners that with .facilities for
marketing ore that this section
will become a large producer.
The fact that this district has an
abundance of mineral, many undeveloped mines, also that it is
practically a virgin field with
groat possibilities, has become
known all over tho world. These
fuels, together with the possible
advent of Railroad communication next year, has caused mining
promoters to seek this district
tor mining properties. There.is
Iio possible doubt of tho future
of the Fort Steele district as a
producer of minerals, Gold, Silver, Lead and Copper are found
in abundance throughout the
district. The veins of mineral
aro large and continuous, and
the ore of high grade. Less
machinery will be needed in the
development of tho minos of this
section than in many othor parts
of the country, as most of the
mines can be worked from tunnels. Pumping and Hoisting
■jiVorks will not be a necessity for
many years. In looking over
tho situation from all points, the
fact remains patent lo all. That
the Fort Steele district gives the
greater promises in regard to its
mineral wealth, and will soon bo
prominent among the mining
sections of British Columbia,
WHERE TO GO.
If yotl want a silver-load proposition, get a claim near the
North Star or Sullivan groltp.
If you want gold properly, try
Wild Horse creek, or the Perry
creek gold fields, yotl are certain
to find jllst what ydu want at
either pluiie.
Placer Mining,
Placer mining on Weaver creek
wili b'o continued during tho win-
tor, An outfit on Bull riVer will
also put in the winter digging
for gold.
Tho Invicta Co, and tho Nip St
Tuck Placer minos have closed
down for this year. Both companies aro in good condition to
nihio as soon us the season will
permit next year.
ON    PERRY    CREEK.
W. J. Walsh C. E. representing an East Indian syndicate,
has made a number of locations
on Perry croeki At present
ho litis number of men employed
in sinking a shaft on tho property. Mr. AValsh is at present at
Ottawa*
OUR   MINES.
HERE'S   ANOTHER
Oiir mines in East Kootenay
lire nil right. They afford a safe
and profitable investment for
Capital. Tho seitson of 1898 has
been ono largely of development;
that 'of 1897 Will be onO of production. With tho advent of the
Crow's Nest Railway, we may
look for the utmost activity in
mining in this distriot.
THUNDER HlLL
It Is i'i.'|i'iii'teil Hint work on the
Tliiiiiilor Hill pi'ilpiM'ty will trt! i'i*iiniiiil
at nn 'curly tin)".
Increase Tlie  Mail Service.
Copper Proporty on Sand Creek
Sold.
tt Is reported that A; McBean
has sold his copper property on
Sand crook lo parties in Montreal
Wo learn that the consideration
Is $00,000 not boing acquainted
with the proporty, we cannot
give a full report of it, bul will
do so in Iho near future.
DEAN     AND     ALL-OVER,
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I DRY GOODS,
I        CLOTHING,
1 Boots   &  Shoes,
CARLIN
St
DURICK.
Dealers in
i
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Thos. McVittie P. L, S,
completed the survey of the Dean
and All-over mineral claims.
Mr. R. O, Jennings has made nn
application for a Crown grant to
ilio property.
The postal services of the
southern portion of Gust Kootenay, aro not as thoy should be
Tho i-i nto has past when a Week
ly mail would suit the eonveiiie..
nee of business men. What Is
needed is a direct communication
with the O. P. R. at Golden, also
direct oomniiniicatioii with Kalispell south, thou business of all
kinds would be accommodated, As
every Indication points to the
fact that ini.Totisoil activity in
mining wlll enstio during the
i..,. looming deason. II Would be well
for the postal department lb
I make sellable arrangements for
the coming season,
MINING   SUPPLIES
& HARDWARE,
Highest Price Paid  For Raw
Furs.
1N. HANSON. 1
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§=       GENERAL MERCHANT       |
K AND
£ LIQUOR DEALER.
1 Manufacturer of I
1       all kinds of
|       LUMBER.
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A large assortment of
£ seasoned lumber and shingles |
£ constantly on hand.
£
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Two Commodious, Samiilc Rooms lor Conininroi.il Men
BAGGAGE TIUNSFBRBED FREE
ilor ,'i- cold -iiA'tHi* MtUfi sa mn f>A >
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ftl'UHt'RIIlK roil TIIK I'UCISt'KCI'OH
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$ GOLDEN, B, C, 8
Fort Steele
Mining Division*
East Kootenay»B«C*
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No'l'lt'K Is hereby given Unit npplicu-
,loii will lie niiiile to. the Iiuglsliilivti
Assembly- uf the Province of British
Columbia, nt Its next, session, for tin net
itieorporuliiig the Kootonti-y Power und
Light. Ctiiupitny Limited, for tlie put'-,
pose of supplying power, lightiiiiil heat
Iiy compressed nil' und electricity tn tlie
iiiliubitunts, cities, towns, mines, -smelters''null ti'iimwitys in the I'lusl nnd
West Divisions of Ivooteiiiiv Distrlei al-
UN1TI5D STATES AND CUIiA
General Lee Has Somo Questions
i  to Submit to tlie I'resilient.
Iiit'ksmiville, FluL.
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ileeh
THE   PROSPECTOR,
Is   PUBLISHED   WEEKLY  />')'
THE  PROSPECTOR COMPANY.
8 0 T I (' K
so to construct iimniltun iinili
tramway mnl telephone systems
suid  I'lttst uml West Divisions
enny District und to extend i
stems to nlber. divisions mnl ,
htigiioiis thereto, und In In
ect und muiutuin. iiuuies, pi
I'otoh, wires, [im the ronvevi
Plil}' nl compressed nil-mid el
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'■'A., B. GRACE. MANAGER.
iii'iiiiki ll.i':, i'ir.1 N'ovi:
OftVoted to tho tiiihulliliiii,'
llevtilnumeiit ol tlie vast.it
Mm Eust Kootoiliiy mining
DISTRICT Ci'  EAST KOWTES.W
SiilJacription.s.
■Advertlstilnii rates made known on applic
Contributions are sciliciletl from all liar
liiiitrict. luit till matter Intended for put
bnlet have the writers signature.
PORT   STEELE   MINING
ASSOCIATION.
11. L. T. Galliraith,
0: S. FrlzzoU.
Ni A. Wulliniiur.
Kplicrt Dempeoy,
Wjlllam Carlin.
'rhonm JloVltlli'i
i    A t'Ot. UT ot Revision mid Appeal
I umlor the xWessiaout Aoi uml umeiiil-
imenfa '.'.ill be held m ilio fullnwiuii
places an the following uate, '     ■■' "
, I    At tie, Assessor's Ofllcc al Golden mi
'Monday the :iiit;i,Aiy oi Stivembei-at
ton O'clock "mihe tore'ttocui.       '
j    '  Al the As»&sor'3   Otaec ut   Kurt
j sJttelc ue Friday fa,' 1th ..lay of Deceni-
lle
if Knot-
le suid
isti'iei-
i- pipes,
Iks mu!
IS ai.
til
o,i ;,gone|i|iting
aforesaid to ii
fttiin-Sheop't'i
iis lilhutuue-, and the Co
unit its iriln|tai'i,,,,-i,ml t,i
Eool
Cuban loit-
ire niid in Key West
Hint they huve reliable
Information! that the relations ol
the 'United Slates and Spain liuvi
reached a crisis, iititl that (level
iipmoiits of grout inlei'iialioiinl
importance in regard to Ciibn
jiuty be expected within tlie next
month, -
Advices from 1-lnviiiut lire to
llie effect thul the iteptit'lui'O of
stations moans two British Ail-
nii'iils on this side of llie ocean,
One Admiral will be Sir John
li'ishor and the other is not yot
known, Tlie Royal Arthur will
lie the lliigsliip of the North
American division, While the Renown will be Hie flagship of tlio
West Indian division.
insiil-Giutei'iil 1
di City was etui;
. nnil Umi. ills report
'. for Witshitig
1 by Hie ei'is-
,o
ri
llu
things
t) to the
III fl!
opteu
uuiiiin
if such ii
almost
ui being
lh
or the Ap
a! lei', i>'riri,;k in t
POis'ALD B.C,
■ fore
Xv
SUTtt'E fri hereby -hen una the
British Cohimhiu Southern Railway
i unipail} niil apply te the Piti-liiuiieut
of Canada, -.,' it, next session, (or tin
Ai-i lo declare thi ttti, lum,
A.ll.Urlieci    ll.W.llni'liw
Tliumus MiiVImIii.   :
lliilih   OraKlili'it.
iJiUT.EIiilliriiltli.
il'lio nent. rnitiiliir mtiotlnii of tlio  iihsoo!-
alltiti will Ilii held on Siilnl'iliiy, Oiilohtir.
All possible inriiriniillon   will lie rui'iilsii-
bll by tho. AsHoeliltlon, upon niiiilii'iitlon lo
lillliiiiila  MitVlltli'i  Sue, fori, .sieclo  11.0.
Professions I.
The pan
Ko;
rtciv.
•e e
liStilie
r.ei'ship
heivtute
letween it
M'.,lom
s, A.C.Ri
bin
on und
W.l'Uohn.-
on iiiidi
r the fin
l ti
line of
li.Ay.Jone.-
a- Co 1
iiii been it
soh
ed. Mi-
iiines huvi
ill triiti
fei'i'edhis
illt!
rest in
the. hitsitu
ss to T
llllllUS P.
'(Ill
iii und
W.D.Plen
s of Spt
kune Wn
bin
.'ton.
A new pur
tnerslii
i has beei
for
netl bv
the iindei's
trued iv
ho will e
tntiiuie the
linsiness i
s fiii'm
ii'ly uiide
1' ll
e firm
nitiiieof \\
,l'l.,lohiison & Co
Allilclits
due lln
old llriu ure i
myuble
to tlie new
11 em. w
ho ussiuiu
allliubili-
We take this iippiii'tuiiity of thiinkiiig
nlii' niiiiiei'iius eiistoniei's, and soliciting
u eoiitliiiuinot! of the patronage bestowed In the. past,
VV.K.Joiinson.
A.C'.Koiunson,
W.B.Pleots.
'I'HbS.F.COiN'lllN.      "
tiBARLES MACLEAN,
Physician d- Surgeonv
FORT STKBI.H, II. 0.
IHOMAS   McVITTIE.
ii^iJL.s. * c.b.
Fori Steele II.C.
II. L. CUMMINS.
p.l.s. <i- c. /■:,
NOTICE.
Notico is hereby given that the
partiusrShip between J, W.R, Cowell & N.S.A.Waliiiiieer carrying
on the business of Assayers and
ivliiiiiig agents, is dissolved;
■I. W. R. Cowell retiring. The
business will be carried on by
N.S.A.'VVallingor, who will pay
all debts and collect accounts
due tin; firm. The dissolution
dates from J une 1st I SOU.
,f,W.R,Cowell.
N.S.A.-vTallinger,
Witness, P. Bradford,
'■'':' N-UTtCK.    ": >.'   '■>'■
Ilia SjotaSsw rtaih'uj company ie he a
h       i   '        i     poll!    within the
iiirlsdk'tion ef ihe I'ui'ilaiiieiit of Cuiiu-
i;s. ami tiie Cciuiiauy's railway.tu tie a
ivei'k ''ot- tiie general udvunluse ol (tit-
isinlii, uls-o so authorize the e.«em,ion n(
line ti; the said raiiivny fuoiu its
tern terminus ill Ihe Craw's Nest
--. nei'oss (del ever !l;e eastern boun-
',v of British (.elmtiliiu.ii'tn the 1't-o-
• ii   V1 i in  liieilee in un euslerly
eelion to Mueleod, or tliu point on
''''"-}• and Mueleod Kaihvuy, und
HBiect with the same, and
terly to Leth bridge.
hel
■ ... ■ uji.MMU.i. & May,
■■Solicitors fin- applicants
ittUVva Inh September lSllli.
IF   CUBA    WINS.
I'OHTil llll'ANS AVllUI.D TI1V
I'D TllliiiW   lli'-l'' 'I'lli'', SPANISH
A'OKIi',. '.;',''-:
.New
from I
will I'l
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'litinl.v
h'-.ASpei
N0T1GK. .
Pl-BLIC XOTICE is hereby given thai,
sixty duys utter date intend to apply
lo the Hen. the Chief Commissioner ol
Lniitls and Works for ipcrmlsslpn to
purchase 1110 acres of land situated on
Perry creek East Kootonny, the same
being unreserved and unoccupied Crown
lands, commencing at tlio North East
conier post running 10 chains south
thence 4(1 chains east thence to clinins
north thence 10 chains to the. place of
commqneotmeiit.
Billed October 8th iSliii,
A, M. LM'I'lJii.
NOTICE.
Applleiitlon for Ccrtlfaite
of linpriivomliiifs.
■' IiUfttlrqrl uml six
ed  Crown lands
ttend tut!
IlllUsiillu
;lt»?ioil tu
ui'le
iply
pur
j mil'.' Id el,a
(MM  ttlflicti
'- lliil'lh il
40 chain*
nhu plan
Port Stet
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.;; W. Pellew; Harvey, F. C. S.
f Mem. Fed. lust. M # .If E. ]
. Amy hffv.t tt; Metallurgical Works:
Vancouver Ii (,
.'-J-ffU-talu tnn*' -on jwrwdi of ore up in
Jj.000, Xiks.it) vicight.
PromplklHrns,'uvl(icMr«(yyutirantee,tl,
ii-ni'i' posl run-
nee 40 chains
oui h I lieiii-c 4(1
of  ClUIUIH'll
i '. Ill'ldl'IS.
NOTICE!
i Rkaii Tun Pnosi'KCTori.
fil'lMnillllt! (''Ill   'i'l'l'l I'll i
: takk  .->
li'HI tl    f.li-11.   ,11
I.J  days
from liiitc 1
illUlid   In. uppl
/ ll.  till!
Chief co»ii
ISfllONIili nf l,.i
n lis. und
Woiii;k for i
ci'iiiisiiion to pun
lini'i- nm'
South
chain:
uiljo
,K; (ill 1,
III Hi- W'
'I' Ul   li.ilid thi-- t'l't
th in Inltlul ki
1.0111s
(liiyofsc
I'ld.clinliit
lliimce it
, KIIATZ,
lemlii.i, \m
The Ueilli Mlhorlll Clillm, sllllute In llio Fori
Slwlu Mltilnu Division, of Must Kootoniii
Distriot. 1.01'iitcil on lliu'ltli'liiirrv hill, norli.
of llie Nortli stiii'iniilc,
TAKM NOTI0I5 thul'll,o.,lonnlngs
1'. 51,0. So liims Intonil. sixty ilnys from Hit
Into hereof, to ntiply io llui Jllulnit Kcooriloi
'or a I'yi'tllleiito of impwiveinelits, for iho pur-
lose of oljtuinlim' il I'l'own Ul'iuilof the above
'lulm;.. ' ....
Iiicllon. utiilei1 s(ic-
iiifitretlioissuiiucii
linprovcinlinls. .
per R.O.,loiililni!s.
1 tills Mill dny of November,. Ifim.
NOTICE,
Applleiilioii  for
of linprovemi'iiis.
Hi-,-
'al I'liiini sitiiati! In ilio Fori
lilvlsloii of [gum. idioti'iiny
il oli llui'lili'linrry bill, imrtli
SU'i'lii Mini:
Dlhtriei. l,,i
i,f tlie Niii'tii Stiir nilni'.
TAKK N'lrt'lCK I Im I II. o, Ji'linlnas \'. M, I
So. 'ItliW. Ititunil. sljly days froii, llm iint
hereof, in upply io llm .MIuIiik lioi'iinlw for u
el'l'tllli'llli' of iinlimvi'liioitts. forth'' purposr ol
ohtulnlnn a Crown urum or the itbovo claim.
Anil tiirtlinr who linlliie tiiul ai'tloii. iniiliu
sei'tlon III. must hi' eniiiineiiiied before the
issliriiiiiii'orsiu'hi'oi'lllli'iiliionniprovoiiiciits.
• Hoi' It. 0. .leiinliiKs.
Datcil this 1 liiiijiiy of Niivoinbei'. isim,
^      ......Till!..,...
I 'A SSELL   GOLD  EXTRA C'l'ING
'COMPANY. " Ltd,"     .
' OFGLAEOOW
TIIE MacAHTIHiH-PORHEST
( OYNIDE PROCESS;)
Miners tout others iviiuliuynre tended. Iiy
Hu. Ojiniile, Process should send sitittples la
the Canadian representative,
W.PEl.LEW.IMHYEV.F.ci
Assay Office it- Metulltirgit-al Winks,
VANCOUVER ll.f:
ilont. Cli'VeUmil Willi
I'ltiiriioler  lhat   it w.ill
eci'laiiily result in iii'tioi
taken by the United Stats
understood iluiil" tliu case
Competitor 'prisoners  wits  the
iniiiiediate cause of the departure
nf tleileral lioo.  .
The Spanish .authorttios have
been disposed to pi'iioeod in it
liigli-handed way in regard to
those prisouel'si and without ro-
Si'itrd to treaty rights. After, the
court ut Madrid sot aside the
sentence of death imposed on
these prisoners by the lirst court
it was understood that they
would bo given it civil trial. Instead of this, however, Captain
Labordc, the .American correspondent Melton, and the other
Competitor prisoners were recently summoned before a naval
court at Havana and required'' to
file written declarations as preliminary to a new court martial,
The prisoners, however, refused
to make any statement save In
the presence of General Lee.
Gen. tee had uot been advised
by ■Captain-General Weyler that
the prisoners' would be retired,
but as soon as the consul learned
unofficially what was going on,
and that the case had been called
up for military and not civil coii-
sideration,.he sent an energetic
note to Captain-General Weyler
against any retrial not in accordance with the treaty stipulations
aud entering exceptions to the
proceedings as inaugurated. Cap;
tain-General Weyler evaded
making any direot response,
pleading, lack of authority to
treat on, diplomatic,matters,: and
cpiosliioning General Lee's right:
to discuss matters which it had
boon the custom to submit to
Madrid for. settlement, by the
American minister and the Spanish foreign, office.    '
General Lee and secretary Olney wore in continual cable correspondence about the matter,
and the General was ordered to
Washington City.
For diplomatic reasons; Consul
General Leo would probably deny
it, but it; is a fact nevertheless
that ho said ,to an intimate friend
before leaving for the.United
States l
•' It would not surprise, mo if 1
should return to Havana on a
warship,"
The Cuban loaders hero are
jubilant, as thoy say that the result would lie either made interesting by the. United Slates or
an ignominious backdown bit- the
part of Spain, which would destroy what little prestige she has
loft.
ClllilHt
ie Heriild
p uf woe
orflowing
possible, it spttrk
es  blows^ l'Ol'to:
(iilileieiit to sliii't
the it
Tin
Willy
etli
u! I.
i-osuj's the
be tilled lo
peel, is pea
tump lines
prov
ui here,
imi'iil, fin* from, full ing to
Itluitloii, knows full welt
the luilittnmiil.ilti iitititi'e of tlie material
with which it is ileulUig nnd curries its
precautions iiliuosi. to tlie verge of ex-
uggei'itl ion, If the people hero tell .tlie
truth, however, there is no likelihood
of ti'oulilo here at lenut while the struggle.In Cuba goes on.   That hitler contest won by the insurgents, their ends
gained, thoro ciut ho no doubt thut
there will he an uprising in Porto Kieo
but until thut time comes the isltind is
not likely lo give Spain tiny trouble
otlier. than Italy be mtule by eontribii'
lions to the ciuise of Cubit through the
Jiintu in New Viil'k.
Senor Xiivier Muritviii. u dry goods
iiiei-chunt, in Police, oil the opposite side
of the islund from the city of Porto
Rico itself,' in nn interview, said: I do
not thi nk there is any danger of tin open
insurrection against the Spanish on the
part of the Porto Riciiusi That there are
some Ciibitn sympathizers on the island
there can be no doubt and that the governmentis on the lookoitt. foi* suchtof
them us go to the point of. iinpi'iidonco
bus been shown nlready by the arrests
ill Agiiudillu,
Whutover degree of feeling might exist among' the native Porto Bicans is in
it very limited purtioit of tho islund.
The population -- something like,
"00.000 ui all-would in itselt he enough
to preclude the possibility of a general
uprising under present coiiditioiis.Even.'
monetary aid, if such exists, which
Porto Kicuns might be disposed to Oft'er
to InsnrgentS'iii Culm, would have to be
sent to Now York and lind its way to
the ultimate destination through the
American .'iitlitti.    ,;
Butin case Cubit should achieve au-
tonomy'Or even her independence; what
would be the effect on Porto Rico?
"Ah, that's ttnother mitttei'V* he said
n-itli a smile. ,  .,
'.' Very likely in that case Cubans
would want to seePoi'to Rico free, too,
and oiiceklii'diif their assistance, there
is no telling, what the natives would
do."
the largest and most valuable iu
the world.
2nd- -That Uie coal areas in.
vicinity of the Crow's Nost Pass,
are the largest and most valuable
that has been discovered on tlie
American continent.
Sli'd-Tliat the existence of this
railway will, permit of competition wllh Montana and Washing- ,,
toll, in the supply of the large
aiiiounl, of food products required
in the milling sections of East
and West Kootenay,
•lib—Tho vast, amount of .ores
that would bo milled In this district, would not go to the S.tatef
for treatment,   ,      , ,
otli—That the people of Canada
uro beginning to realize that
British Columbia is destined to
bo the lttrgost produoer of minerals in the, world,
(ith—That West Kootenay is
rapidly forging ahead entirely
on account of the capital, and
enterprise of tho Americans,
,7th—Unless the Crow's Nest
Railway is constructed Bast
Kootenay will fall into the hands
of the' Americans, and the best
mines be operated by syndicates,
that; purchase their supplies in
the Stales.
8th—That It is impossible to
estimate the benefits that would
bo derived by dlvertittg all this
m ineral wealth to Canada.
,9th—That, thero is iio use of
tryiug to deflect this trade to
Canada, unless the road is, constructed,
10th—If the railroad is built,.
Smellers and Reduction works
will lit once be erebted iu the
vicinity of .the mines, of this district.
1.1th—That the construction of
this road would enable Canadian
farmers to supply the mines of
this vicinity with Canadian products. ■ •- -.
CUSTOMS AT FORT STBBLEe
ARBITRATION
VENEZUELA
ON
RULES.
Britannia k
THE   WAVES
Send Two Powerful
Fleols
London:—,A prominent official
of the foreign office, referring to
the statement made by the Chronicle this morning that there, is
good reason to believe a tribunal
similar to the Bohring Sea com-
mission;, will; be appointed to
solve the VonoOTblan boundary
all'aii'i said this afternoon he had
no knowledge of the appointlnent
Of such tribunal, Asked if tlio
tribunal wero appointed, would
all Iho territory claimed Iiy Ven-
dsmelu be iiicltidod in the arbitration , he replied: '' That Is tlie
essence of .the tVholo matter.'
Venezuela only claimed all along
the territory on the bank of the
lilsKoipiibo. Every one. ktioWs
that portion wits settled lay tlie
Dutch i and 'Venezuela, through-
out, litis boon so stubborn in the
matter it has boon, impossibio to
arrive at iniy conclusion, If tho
entire disputed, territory were
submitted to arbitration. It
might involve giving tip Iho
(greater part of the colony. How-
■ever, the matter is now imdot
discussion, and while a state
matter Is btiing diSoussOd, I iiiiist
await it ropbrf; b,efo"0 expressing
an opinion,"
The customs: at Fort Steele ■
are    rapidly   increasing,   and
the indications all point to the ;
fact that oi bonded, warehouse,,
will become a necessity as soon .
as navigation opens lu the springi,
, The office at Tobaooo Plains:
whioh was closed, abodt the I'sf
of October, should be reopened).
as quite a number of tealns oome
in weekly from Raltspeli,
' A.press dispatch says that
Mr J.S.Clutei Collector of ousi
toms at< New Westminster has!
been directed to visit tiootenajf
and recommend such Ohnnges as*
he-shall find necessary," He is'
cordially invited to Fort Steelec
Tp This Side tho A.tlantic™Tbo
Most Powerful Naval Force
She Ever Sent Wost—Hond-
fiuarturs at Newfouttdland and
!Burtnuda. ...
J-Ialifax : -Great Britain will
havo In.Ainorioan waters next;
summer two Hoots, forming
together by far tih'tl niosli power.
fill naval fordoslio has ever sont!sue that the trailn of thp Ko'otioii
CROW'S'  NEST   RAILWAY
It iaof national iinportaiioe to
across the Atlantic'. One limit
Will guard Newfoundland and
tho Atlantic coast and Canada,
The other, wilh headquarters at
.lliii'iuiida, will look after the
West■'Indian' possessions and
South Aiiiei'ii'ii,.   The division of
aies, is conducted for the lionolll
of Canadians.
Ten poi'tiiie.ii'l reasons why the
Crow's Nest Railway Shoivld hi
constructed at'orieb,      ,
1st-. Tliat the, ifiiiior.it); region
e.iiiliriiceil in llritish Cfi'liinibia is
THE.   ST.
MARY'S  TRAI&
Cut This Out, and Keep it
May be Useful-.       ,
Through the kindness of Wi Ji
Welle)'! who had charge of the
construction of tho trail to tlid
siiir.iiiiti We are tmabled to felVd
a table of distances', \vith otliei1
information of value,
The distance from Fort Steele Id
Pilot Bay is 70'Hnitei
Fort Stoolo to s— .
Ill\n lies l?*STti:ni
1,1   "        "
.18   »       ">'
"ii "
if "       "
87 "    ; "
Mission
Ltilto oroek
Mlirk   ic..
Muthew
St, Mary's L.
MondoWs
N,F, St. Mary's il   •>
Siimmll 50   "
Pilot Bay       70| '''
tee trail is; In fine eonditiony
the grades easy, and.'the trip td
Pilot Bay can be mado in two
ills is the slipr1...
liosKinie route to West'
Kootenay,
There is a large a/mount ol
snow on, the sunlmi't, and it Id'
doubtful if the trail Is ttpBVt be!
yomi St Mary's lake,
Adcordiiig to g'ossip proValonfi;,:
airioiig hoi- aoqiiaiiitanees. the
now dulchess of iMarlboroiigli
hiissctlii'i'lii'iii-t fin- flu' recovery
for the family of Marl'bo'rotigh
house, iioW the town I'usidoncii
of the Prince of Wales.
Hi; HHCItl Bl'l POlt 'I'll E I'ltOSPHICTOA :
:
■■ CANADIAN     MINES.
Tho Richness of tlio Kootenay
Country Ably Discussed.
The Possibilities for a Million
Inhabitants Within tlio Next
Ten or Fifteen Years - The
Dominion's Opportunities nnd
What tlie Americans are Doing,
Tho Free Press thus disotissos
tho subject:   We did not, iiood
tho additional evidence of the
New York Evening Post to be
assured that the Kootenay district of Britislt Columbia is viv
tally  a   possession    of    tho
Americans,      The   unanimous
testimony of visiting Canadians
has more than satisliod us on this
point.   Tlie Americans wore the
first to discover the richness of
its mlnoral resources and the lirst
to   introduce   enterprise   and
method   in   developing  them.
Thoy own and aro operating a
majority of tlio claims, purchasing their supplies from their own
people across tho   border  and
sending lo tho United States all
their  produce.     Thoy  llvo  in
American cities, and spend their
profits there.   And to make the
foreign    possossion    complete,
they employ American   labor.
Tho taunt of tho New York paper
is deserved.   It says that while
we dilly-dally about building a
railway into the Kootenay, the
Americans havo built three, all
of them being operated at u
profit,    "If Canada did half as
much," it adds,  " justifying to
the world her faith in Kootenay
the dream of a  population of
1,000,000 within ten years would
be  within the real m of possi
bllity." Wo are prone to boast of
our enterprise and lo vow with
greatest confidence that we fear
no Comparison with our neighbors, but the situation in the
Kootenay is a standing rebuke
' to our vanity.   Is it not-time we
were doing something to justify
our faith in the richness of that
tiountry?    Canadian  men   are
going in and Canadian capital is
being invested, but we aro cutting a small figure yet, and much
remains to be dona if we aro to
demonstrate to the world that
the Kootenay is Canadian and
British, and not American;   Our
owii available capital may not be
sufficient to do all, or oven much
and for that reason il is necessary wo should attract Britislt
capital.   Hundreds of millions of
il have been invested in American
enterprises, because Americans
themselves justified   by   their
works their faith in them.   British capital is not seeking investment in tho Kootonny, or  tho
Lake of the Woods, or the Seine
district, booauso Canadians aro
slow to give praotioal illustration
of their own confidence.    Wo
have known for years that the
•Dominion is rich in minerals, yet
when we count il. all up what
have we done lo develop thorn
We give the Impression thnt we
havo really little confidence in
bur professions, and therefore
fill lo attract the capital wemost
desire. If wo are not to lie under
the reproach that is more than
Implied in the Evening Post, wo
shall hnvo to change all this and
justify lo the world our faith in
Canadian resources by u greater
display of Cauadlan enterprise;
The first thing to bo dono with
the Kootonny Is to build a railway
into it, and by capturing its trade
mako it once moro a Canadian
possession,   Wo should bo careful not to let another season pass
Without entering upon this work;
Thon wo should take Immediate
stops to treat our own oros.   Wo
presume tho minors thonisolvos
can look after tholr smelters, but
if not they should bo given every
bncouragomont to establish thorn
A crying nocosslty in British
Columbia is a refinery, For final
keatnient all Canadian ores have
to bo sent out of the country,
paying trlbiite,' lind a heavy one,
to the United1 Slates customs,
feitii'rtdlan capital Could easily be
provided for the erection of a re-
llnery, but the difficulty is not so
much in tho lirst cost as in the
operation.   To be successful a
refinery must be run continuously, and private enterprise cannot
be expected to undertake tho responsibility if attended with the
certainty of loss. At present and
perhaps for years to come, llinl.
Would be u necessary condition.
Our Government is paternal in
respect lo niiiiiy things; why not
in respect to mining?    The advantage of treating our own ores
is so obvious thut wo need not
insist on ii. Ii guaranteed against
loss a refinery would speedily be
provided, and this could be dono
by the payinemtof tt Government
bonus of a small sum por ton,
Wo have many examples of the
good accomplished by Govern
mont interest and Government
aid in enterprises that are usual
ly regarded as of a private char
acter.   One close to hand is the
establishment of creameries iu
the Province of Manitoba. Thoso
are modest undertakings hi a
sense, but often beyond the unaided resources   of  a locality
specially adapted for ono,   The
Local Government, with excellent
judgement of tho requirements of
the situation, provides aid in the
form of a bonus, and in addition
employs an expert to soo that tho
creamery is successfully established. The Federal government
may bo reasonably asked to give
whatever eucottragoment is necessary to the greater enterprise
of a refinery for the treatment of
Canadian ores.   Let the country
show its faith by its works, and
thus  spare  itself the taunt of
abandoning its resources to fore-
wEm
BALE & SCOTT
contractors & Builders,
fort Steele B. G.
Estimates furnished for the erection of
Concentrators, Smelters and Stamp-mills.
All work promptly attended to.
me Mission Store,
General
Merchandise
The Highest Price Paid Por Furs.
T. LOVE,
AT. EUGENE MISSION li,  O.
KOOTEiNAYS   FUTURE.
A BRITISH M. I'.'S OPINION OF
TIIK GOLD FIELDS.
A Tremendous Future for British
Columbia — Kootenuy Everywhere
Going Alieud — The Danger
of Over-booming.
London, Eng. Adolplnfs Druokbr,
Conservative member ol Parliament
for Northampton, just returned from a
trip to British Columbia. When interviewed, he said he thought there was a
tremendous future for that country and
that it was everywhere going ahead
exeept in Victoria. American capital
he said had developed the country but
Englishmen wore now spoiling it by the
redieiilous prices they were unking for
every mining claim,
Regular
Weekly Stage
BETWEEN
Tort Steele B.C.
Tobacco'Plains
and
Kalispell.
■    GOING SOUTH.
Leave Port Steele Saturdays.
• ,, ,, Tobacco Plains Tuesdays.
GOING NORTH.
Loaves Kalispell Saturdays.
Por Freight and Express rates,
Apply to
R. H. BOHAET,
Port Steele B.C.
THE  CROW'S   NEST  PASS,
At a recent session of tho North
west Assembly at Regina the
following resolution was unanimously adopted: "That the House
lakes the liberty to draw tho attention of the Federal Government to the imperative necessity
for immediate construction of the
draw's Nest Railway, and that
unless this is done the trade of
the Kootonny district may be
pei'iuaiiiently deflected into
American channels : that the
Crow's Nest Pass contains largo
areas of bituminous and catine]
coals of it coking quality; that
with Ihese valuable coals tho
erection of smellers und refineries
ratty be expected lo follow; that
the exislanco of this railway will
at least penult those territories
to coiupeto with Eastern Wash
ington in tho supply of tho
necessary largo amount of food
products riiiplirod In the mining
regions of southeastern British
Columbia; that heretofore tlie
construction of railways in these
territories has boon carried on
without duo regard to vested interest of existing toWns; and the
Assembly trusts' that In considering this Important Subject tho
Federal Qovo'rninfint Wlll bo
pleased to seo that the town sites
of Lethbrldge and MacLeod are
not overlooked j provided the
construction of tho railway iu
(Miostion thror'gli these towns in
no way intor'fferbs ivll-h tho gen-
oral purpose which hiako its construction a necessity."
BEflTTVS
C13U3DI1ATED
ORGANS AND PIANOS
For Catalogues, Address
DANIEL F. BEATTY, Washington,
New Jersey.
BALE BRO'S.
WHOLESALE £ RETAIL
BUTCHERS.
AMERICAN |
STORE.
GENERAL MERCHANDISE
Giant Powder, Mining Supplies & Hardware,
GROCERIES  & PROVISIONS
Supplies For Miners & Prospectors,
W, L JOHNSON fllM COMPANY,
FORT   STEELE   B.C.
HSU & GAME IN SEASON.
Moats Delivered at The Mines at
Reasonable Prices,
COMMUNICATED.
If   you  want   tho   prime
DAIRY   PRODUCE,
All machine mado on factory
principles.   Como to
WALLINGER,
Fort Stoolo B.C.
Olfilllls, $35,00 up.
1*T A \Fflfcl pnliiitTK wiiiitmi. cm 
Artm-FO   I/jcc.    Aililliiss. lliiiilol F.
....   Sign
ClIUllilKlIll
IHllllltTK Willi!!:,!
Free.    Atlilniss. „	
IliiuUy, WuslilniUon, N. ,1.
ORGANS
Pianos! $225,00 upSiBtilJiiinr
li'i-s wiinU'd. CutulOKiie Free.
Address Mmiinl V. Hrulty. Wii-sli-
Itigtot), X. .r.
500,000
HUATTY'SOrKiuis $35100 Up.
Si-.'ii Winters wuiiU'd. Aililvcss
or call, Dnnlol F. Hontty, Wash-
tii-k'ton, Now J'araayi
;i35\000   up.     Siva
Beattu's Oroans <&-» KlKftnioi K
H«liU.v.\Viisliliif!lon.N.,l
$225,00   up.     Si«n
Beattu's Pianos tmffim$Ll+.
Ooiuty. Washington, n.j.
FREEMAN & LESSARI)
Livery, Feed & Sale Stable.
Flirt Stoolo H'.l'.
SADDLE & I'Al'lf IlilltSlH
MA.MIMi 01' Al.l. KINI1S .1 gpliCtALTY
VEGETABLES & FARM PRODUCE
of till kinds ut tlio
PHLLLIPPS RANOIIE,
 #	
A few  pairs nf pure Pokin Dunks
$3,00 per piilr,    Leave orders with
ROIiSON tt: SUCKSMITH.
James Highwarden.
•Toiisdrinl    Artist.
Shaving & Haircutting.
everything Nciit «  clean.
THE Dltro |STQRK is now open for business.
I solicit a liberal patronage from the Fort Sleele and Easl^
Kootenay Public.
J will aim to keep a complete slock of Drugs, Patent Medici
Stationery, Spectacles, Drug sundries etc. etc.   Goods mil in slock it'iV/i
%be ordered promptly when required,   Only the purest drugs ordered.
Free delivery of goads within the city limits.
Leltrr orders mill receive careful attention,   No trouble to tUmu) jowls.^
Everyone come and sec us. :
A. II'. HLEASDELL. j
Licentiate Ontario College J'hurmitcii aim  Diploma Manitoba  audi
til; 'tuu ', , i
S»SSSSS9SSSS«9S3S9SSS9S9S9S9S9SSS9S9S9S9S9S9S
H.G. PARSONS.
GENERAL     MERCHANT
AND
WHOLESALE   LIQUOR   DEALER,,
Golden  B. C.
AGENTS   FOR   THE
Confederation   Life   Association.
Canada   Accident  Assurance Co,
Phoonix   Fire   Assurance   Co.   of   London   Eng.
.Phoonix   of   Hartford.
Liverpool, London, Globe, and Atlas Assurance Co's.
Western Assurance Co. British Assurance Co.
Pacific Coast Fire Insurance Co.
AND     O T II E R S.
Application Forms For Insurance lo be had of Carlin and Durick,
easssssassessise&sss&eyeses&is^^
COLUMBIA LAUNDRY
Hot And Cold Baths
Washing <& Mending,
Mrs. Lewis.
HUIlSI..,lfltit:ii'Oli,,TllKPI).OHI'W'Tl')lt
Fort Steele
RESTAURANT
11', M. Carter Proprietor,
Yon Pity For What You Eat;
Monls nt all Hours',
And from 15 Cents" UP,
Will Open October 1st 1 MIR.
Yee Lee-,
'Vegetables & Farm Produce
of all kinds at reasonable prices.
Opposite tho Mountain House,
Fort Stoolo ft O.
gnnffnTOfft?ffirnnTTnTtnffnitffnnnnnnnnnirnnnnnmmTOnmTiinii»wniiiij
I UPPER COLUMBIA NAVIGATION AND TRAMWAY GO. Ltd. %
And   Tho
INTERNATIONA I.    TKANSPOKT.tTION    CO.
Connecting   with   The
PAGlhtJ &  GREAT NORTHERN  RAILWAYS,
TIME      TABLE
Mcleod & boesen
Contractors »'»i Builders.
l'i;ilMTOIIH  mill  SHOP   WORK
A si>i;i:iai,ty.
First Glass Work Guaranteed.
Shop Opposite the Fort Steele
Prinlinti Offiet.
Season   of   1890.;.
Leave Golden ovory Tuesday -1 a.m.
Stage leaves Fort Stoolo Friday ol -l p.m.
F P. AUMSTUOMJ,   MANAGM
i8SSS$9SS6SSS»<
"•sstfsssesssisaes
DALGARDNO  HOUSE.
FORT STEELE B. C.
Now under the management of
R. D. MATHER.
Is a large und attractive Hotel
'of (juiot elegance in i)U its
appointments , wilh a
cusine of sup&vlof1
excellence;
Special rates by tho month'.
J A  chlol's amang yuu takin notes,
And faith WI print them.
UOGflL NEWS.
t'OUT STEELE WEATHER REPORT
TH.MPIlflATI.'ltli.
NOV,
MAXIMUM
MlNIMl'M
12
13
14
1,i
III
1"
Is
35, II
•III, 5
58, 0
, fin, -1
•10, 1
20. 2
11. 11
12. 1
33, li
35, li
111, II
Hi 2
8. 0
5. 11
Weatl
showers
C
icr  generally, overcast, with
of rnln und snow,
Ibsorvei'—Dr, Charles McLean,
LAND  FOB SETTLERS.
The Week, Refers to the Recent
Changes In the Land Regulations oi' tlio Canadian Pacific
Railway us follows i—
Its all over town.
Call at The Prospector olliee
and renew your subscriptions.
W. E, Johnson is expected in
from Kalispell today.
William Carlin went to Goldeu
on last Friday's stage.
E, C, Smith enmo in from the
Sullivan mine on Tuesday.
Wm. Sprague andf; James
Dibble have gone to Helena.
Messers Smith and Clever will
go to Spokane about Jan, 1st.
Clark City is the name of the
new town on Mark creek,
A number of men have gone to
the Dibble mine to work.
Gold Commissioner Armstrong
will bo with us on the 4th of Dec
A Morin's new residence is.
nearly completed,
Several mining claims have
changed hands during the past
week.
J. W. Rooke Cowell F. G. S.
paid Fort Steele a flying visit on
Friday last.
Renew your subscription to
the Prospector,
Divine Service next Sunday
Evening at 7.80 O'Clock, Strangers welcome,
J. T, Buskins' Is in Milwaukee
closing a mining deal on some
Perry creok property.
Where Is Charles Levett with
his snow plough? our streets
Want clearing.
Thero will bo a Christmas
tooo for tho little ones during the
holidays, "Let it be success."
Ice has boon making fast on
the river during the past few
days.
Wo have not observed llio genial'countenance of the water boss
for the last few days.
Wnii i'lionlpson citmo iu from
Perry crook Wednesday, ho reports about l-l inches of snow in
that vicinity.
Thanksgiving next Thursday,
will be duly celebrated throughout the Dominion, "get ,iyour
turkeys ready.
Wo loam that K, J, Highby,
better known as " Jumbo "will
ferfebt it Slopping [ilai'.p on the
North Star road,.
R, 0, Jennings has made an
application for a crown grant, on
fjhe Dean and All-over mineral
claims.
N. Hanson at Wasa is erecting
a largo and commodious house,
ft will be the finest residence in
East Kootenay,
If your subscription has expired,
dont forgot lo call at the Prospector office and have lt renewed.
Our Public School was woll
attended during the past week,
il the cold weather don't affect
the rising generation.
About tho first of the week tho
balir.y Chinook carried away nil
the snow in this vicinity, but it,
has come again, and sleighing is
'i<M;
We liiidorslnnd that Carlin St
fjiirlek •frill linvo aii assortment
(if ^cijfti s'lilt.'lbiii for tlio Xiiins
holidays open in a few days, "Lot
the old bticholoVs' proprfro lb
fjnrchilso',"'
■' Tho Canadian Pacific Railway
uianitgoniont has acted wisely in
modifying the regulations which
govern tho sale of lands lo settlors, Formerly tlio pin-chaser
had to begin his payments al
onco, and, on llio plan I hen adopted, his heavier payments canto
lirsl. Under tho now system be
will bo allowed Iwo yours, Instead
one, in which to tunica the lirsl
payment, and all the payments
will bo equal. From an actuarial
point of view, tho company loses
nothing in money by tho change,
while the settlor gains a grout
deal in convenience. The company and the Government might
well consider also whether a reduction in the price of unsettled
ands would not bo advisable,
They havo a joint Interest iu
peopling the country, and in
these days of keen competition
iu wheat-growing, every legitimate means of inducing settlement
should be adopted. An increase
of traffic may bo more profitable
to the company than a high price
for lauds sold."
We havo pretty well, by this
time, got rid of tho idea that vacant lands are a valuable asset,
as representing any great money
value without settlement. Hundreds of thousands of dollars
have boen invested in these lands
in tho Northwest; by private parties, which, front tho difficulty of
sale, have proved anything but
satisfactory. These lands aro
held at prices by no means high,
and are offered on easy terms.
Yet sales aro slow, because the
emigrant, as a rule, has enough
to do to got through his first two
or three seasons without taking
the additional burden upon himself of making payments on his
land. The new regulations of
the land department of the C. P,
R. aro calculated to assist the
settlor to tho extent of relieving
him of the necessity of making
any payments during tho lirst
few years; but, as the Week
suggests, it more comprehensive
scheme is not only possible, but
tlio desirability of putting people
upon the land moro generally
than has yet been done, is something that should appeal to the
uatiou as woll as to the company.
Any sleps that the new Minister of the Interior may contemplate for the more rapid
settlement of the West, must
include as a first condition that
land shall bo ready for the
settler, either free-, or available
al a maximum price on terms
easy within his ability to meet.
At present, doubtless such lands
cau be had, if ho knew where to
look for them. It may seem easy
to a resident hero to go the round
of the Canadian Pacific, the
Hudson's Bay and the Dominion
Land Departments, not to say
the numerous companies anil
agents who have lands for salo ;
but to a stranger it is simply bewildering, and tho prospect of
getting what ho wants is by tio
means inviting to him. Ascherao
comprehensive enough to include
not only tho lands available for
settlement by the Dominion Gov-
eminent and the Canadian Pacific, but all that aro hold elsewhere, is needed. Its usefulness
as un influence on immigration
would bo incalculable if wo consider that in Manitoba the available lands would aocominoditttO
ten times its present population.
To get this population we must
put thoso lands easily within
their reach; and to do this is
one of tho problems Which will
face tho now minister. Tho Immigration Association organized
a few months ago may bo iniulo
an important, itntl Very effeMvo
Instrument In the development
of such a scheme. Its drguiiiza-
tidn and its present exislanco
havo proved so tin' only that our
peoplo tiro awake Ui tlio necessity
Regular Weekly Stage
Between
KaiisD6ii. ToDa6co Plains, and
fort Steele.
Carrying U, S. Mail to Tobacco Plains,
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iThe Mountain
Leave
Arrivi
Arrive
bl'llVl'
Ar
Ar
IVi
IVO
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Kallipol every Stitni'iliiy ut- H i.tii.
at Tiiluii'i'ii Plains Sunday ut 12 u.in.
ut Port Steele mi Monday livening,
Fort St null.' every Wednesday at Sinn.
ul TiilmiTu I'lnins Thursday ul I2ii.ni.
ui Kalispell Friday Rveniiitr.
For Passenm r ami Eirprcss rales apply lo
D XV Stryker   Kalispell   Montana
Prosiifictor Oito Fort Steele B-G-
of systematic action. It is only
needed thai tho master hand
shall undertake to guide and use
it: and it is to bo hoped that the
now minister will prove himself
o be tlie missing link.
CROW'S. XKST   RAILWAY
Strongly
Endorsed
Assembly.
by   the
Watch, Clock1"-0 Jewelry
Repairing.
In the bust style ol the trade, Mail
anil Kxpress enters reneive prompt
attention.
DAM,
UPON    ME
COWMU1A
opposite
house,
THE
Reg'ma :—When tho Assembly
opened today -Mr, C. A, Magrath
(Lethbrldge) moved tho following resolution!
That the House takes the liberty to draw the attention of the
Federal Government to the
imperative necessity for the immediate construction of the
Crow's Nest Railway;
That unless this is done the
trade of the Kootenay district
may be permanently deflected into American channels.
That the Crow's Nest Pass
contains large areas of bituminous and eaunel coals of a coking
quality |
That with these valuable coals
the erection of smelters and refineries may be expeoted to
follow;
That the existanee of this rail
way will at least permit these
Territories to compete with Eastern Washington in the supply
of the necessarily large amount
of food products recntired in the
mining regions of South Eastern
British Columbia;
That, heretofore the construction of Railways in these Territories has been carried on
without due regard to vested
interests of existing Towns and
and the Assembly trusts that in
considering this important subject the Federal Government will
be pleased to seo that tho Town-
sites of Lethbrldge and MacLeod
bo not overlooked, provided tho
construction of the railway in
question through these Towns in
no way interferes witli tho gen-
oral purposes which makes its
construction a necessity.
Mr. Magrath said it might be
considered, in dipping into
matters like the one embodied in
the resolution, the Assembly
was going beyond its powet-Sj
and that it should devote to local
matters any zeal it might possess
Tliat. however, was a very
superficial view to take. The
Assembly had .ditties beyond
lucre law making, Older Logis
Inters in other Assemblies might
nol bo called Upon to rotor to
outside matters '; but tlio North
West Assembly was justified in
looking into and following up all
I'questions that affected the welfare ot tho people In tholr undeveloped country. I'hnt wits a
duty lie thought, that all public
men in the North West woro called upon to perform ; and thorn-
foi'o it was mil, iiioompotoiit for
tho Assembly lo go otitsido local
hint, tors.
John McMillan,
Watchmaker and jtiwiiuii,
GOLDEN B.C.
- JOHN WEIGHTMflN • -
LIVERY,
FEED, AND
SALE STABLES.
Kalispel Mont.
IJurties to unci from Port Steele
will find that this Is the best place to
leave tholr stock, and obtain conveyances,
WOOD
l)HY   OH  GliliKN ANV  l,KKGT|l,
ftt Win., Salvage's Wood Yard
All orders promptly attended lo.
Leave orders with Carlin and
Durick or the American Store,
J, 3. Lamont
Contractor and Builder
Fort Sleele, li, U.
N. 01' ICE-.
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Fort Steele B. C.
WILLIAM FORSYTH,  PROPRIETOR.
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This is oui' of tlio best appointed Hotels in the     3
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The Pioneer
HOTEL
of Port Steele.
mm First Glass,
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FREE SAMPLE ROOM FOR COMMERCIAL MEN.
Charles  Levett,   Prop.
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?lililliiliiiliiiltililiiliiiiliilliiilillliiUi,ill(ililliUliUiyiUiUK
Tlie National Matte Smelter.
Hl'tlSnilllli! FCill.TltlC f'UOHf'ICOTOfl.
•Application has been made for tlie
transfer ot the UsccnHO of the Dalpirdno
Motel, now standing.' In the niunc of A,
Morlii, to It. I). Mather the present
proprietor.
.tt,-l>, Mather
Dated this 21st day of Nov, 1811(1.
Farnham   Castle.'
One of the most tuiciont landmarks in England is Farnham
castle, the homo of tho bishop of
.Winchester. It lirst became a
fortress in the troublesome times
of Henry do Blois, who was brother to King Stephent and bishop
of Winchester. It Was taken in
1216 by Louis tho Dauphin, but
recaptured and restored lo the
seo in 1.2.18. In 'Henry III.'s
reign it was partially destroyed;
though soon afterwards rebuilt,
IT WAH flOOD ON THIS BISHOP.
A (fund iirlcliet story In told of tlio
Bishop of lliiohostior, lie wax hulling 111
it local erlcliU match when the Howler
Hciitn linll very wide el the wlolcot.
''Keep tho hall In the ]iiuinli!" wild
the Ufeh6p.
Tho next hall knocked hln lordship's
mid slump in'ii, The yiiliel shnlited:
" I think that's Hiniiewhiire itlnint, thi'
dli „„. my Ind " 'I'll lilts.
A practical, cheap and simple
method of matting sulphide ore,
such as nickel, copper, gold, and
silver ores, iu localities whore
lead ores and fuel are scarce and
almost unattainable, our pyritie,
water jacketed Matte Smelter
has been recognized with highly
satisfactory results, and has
boon thoroughly tested on various pyritie, sulphide and arsenide ores, in capacity of 2 to 80
tons por day, It is tho simpliest
method of gold and silver ore
matting, and concentrating that
is known to-day,
It reipiires no extrnowliiitiry
skill, no lead ores, no fluxing
material, and no fuel for tho smelter after it is started. The sul-
pher 1n tlie oi'o is Its natural
fuel only, and its cost, has no
comparison with any otter process of 'Concentrating,
Wo aro pi'epuroil lo furnish tatty
sine or Capacity "plant complete
to substantial milling people, set
it up find furnish trtir Wen to run
it iC6r them mi ea'Sy paymtmts.
trices 'ttllfl siJOoltiiSttto'ii'Si With
references 'aWd tostnWo'nKlife tin
application-.
natIonai. dun * 'ito't/oTto-N i;o.
Miimifiliiiiipiii'sor Furinniu'H Wr Nliilnil.'Oiiiitinr,
Cloltl, Sllvui' uml 'Ootid i i'i'iih.
1,1    IINIIINIIRIIS AM) [IIINTIIAIJTIIIIS I'llH
iSQtllf'MION'J.'   OF   OHIil'MIOA'l,
HIBIIUOTION WOftKS,
ST, IJOiriH. Mo.
DEMPSEY & GRASSICK.
CONTRACTORS
AND
BUILDERS.
Port Steele B.C,
FORT STBBLB*
ASSAY   OFFICE.
Fort Steele U,C.
Gold,   Silver,   Copper,   ImA,
Etc, nt prices to suit the llnyc*
A trial respectfully solici'iM,
All work will receive pvnm^
attenWoiv.
FORT STEELE MlAT CO.
WtlttUi!8A.U!l & ttHa'AII. liEAMBS
Ilii PttiaSH MEATS Of Ahh KINDS,
Weekly ft'terj; lo mining, etemp t'n. tin
North Slur ami Wild Horse Dintrkls,
HORSE (0 CVlM'fcM DEAimiS,
Address ati ootiiintin'loatioim to
ROifiiSON k SUCKSMfW,
I
,/.,/. QUINLlVANy
(i'RNI&RAt  'l!'LAClkSMJT')!li
READ THE 'PROJECTOR
AND
WH'EETiWRYGH'I
Horse-shooing A Special ty*.
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