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FORT STEELE, B. C. SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 1898.
No 14.
New Advertisements To-day.
Notice-A. W. Illwimli'U l'i«i S
NoUro  Simon It. l.ani'      "   n
SuUIvh Diamond Drill Company     "  ft
Dr. Hush Watt      "   ft
Nollee— H. Itelneman ,     "  fi
HINDS AND MINING.
What bu Boon Bone  During tbe
Fast Year.
The mining industry of the
Port Steele district has made remarkable progress during the
past year, in spite of the disadvantages accruing from inadequate facilities for the transportation of ore, but as soon as the
Crow's Nest Railway is completed, then a great many of the
mineral claims will be opened
up and developed into producing
mines.
When we consider the vast
number of valuable discoveries
that have been made in the
region lying north of Fort
Steele, in the vicinity of Wild
Horse, Lost, Tracy and Lewis
creeks, there is no doubt as to
the future.
Many claims have been sold
and bonded, a large number are
being rapidly developed, and
large and valuable discoveries
were made during the past year.
Wild Horse creek and the many
properties located on the main
creek and its tributaries have
been described in former articles.
It will be sufficient to state that
in the placers, there will be an
increased output, last year four
hydraulic companies were actively engaged, this year indicates that not less than ten
companies will be operated,
indeed there are several at this
time in active operation on
Brewery creek. Tho following
companies are actively engaged
on Wild Horse creek: The Invicta Gold Mining Co. The Nip
& Tuck Co. The International
Placer Mining Co. Brewery
creek Placer Co. Jennings &
Poison Co. McMillan & Co. and
Three Chinese Companies.
Lamont & Dole have four hundred feet of ground near Brew
ery creek.
' Amine and Grace have a quarter of a mile above the Nip &
Tuck.
Harry McVittie a quarter of a
mile directly across the creek
from tho Invicta Co.
Messrs. Ross, Donavon and
others have a large tract on the
old channel of Wild Horse, a
shaft is down 50 feet.
Messrs Watts, McCloud and
Bleasdell have a quarter of a
mile on Brewery Creek.
A syndicate has bonded Col.
Georgo Doherty's lease on Brew
ery creek.
.'lany single prospectors have
placer claims on Brewery creek.
Theso placer claims are all located within four miles of Port
Steele.	
Quartz Locations.
Wild Horse creek has a largo
number of quartz claims located
on the main creek nnd its tributaries. On the east fork we find
the famous Coranado group
owned by Poison and others.
The Dodo group owned by Collett & Starbird. The Colassal,
by VanArsdalon, Grace and
Amnie. These properties are all
being developed. The Morris
group lately purchased by an
Finglish syndicate is situated on
this contact. On this creek
thoro aro 135 quartz locations.
On the large contact that runs
through this portion of the district, including all tho creeks
mentioned, the records show 3H3
locations. All theso locations
and mining claims aro within 11
miles of Port Steolo, showing
that, tho town of Fort Steele is
situated in the centre of a vast
mineral region.
The past year has witnessed a
large amount of development on
the different mineral claims loca
ted all over the district. The
North Star has taken out about
three thousand tons of oro, whicli
is ready for shipment. Tho
Sullivan Co. havo sunk two fifty
foot shafts on the Hamlet,
Many other claims on Mark
creek show signsof development.
The most notable point in the
district is Wild Horse, a largo
amount of development has been
performod on the Coranado,
Dodo and Colassal groups, on the
latter the main tunnel is now in
85 foet, witli a grand showing of
mineral. The Bald Mountain,
Spirit and Blue Bird have been
worked during the past winter,
and have a large amount of rich
ore in sight. On the St. Eugene,
Moyie, Lake Shore and other
claims in that vicinity a vast
amount of work has been done,
and quite a number of these
prospects will become' shippers
whon the railway reaches that
point. It is a noteworthy fact
that during the past year claim
owners all over the district have
performed a large amount of
work on the property.
FOKT   STEELE.
Tbe Principal Town and tbe Distributing Point in East Kootenay.
Fort Steele is the distributing
point of the Port Steele mining
division, and is situated on a
bench overlooking the Kootenay
River, at its confluence with the
St. Mary's River and Wild Horse
creek. It is the geographical
centre of the district. The plateau on which the town is built
has an elevation of about 100 feet
abovo the water level of the
river, and is bounded ou the
north and west by the Kootenay
river, and on the east by a
stretch of rolling country of
about two miles in width, which
intervenes between the river and
the main range of tho Rocky
mountains, on the south by the
gulch through which flows the
Wild Horse creek famous in the
early sixties as a producer of
millions in placer gold. The
town proper comprises about
four hundred acres of perfectly
level ground, all laid out in town
lots. From tho early pioneer
days Port Steele has gradually
increased in importance, the discovery of quartz carrying values
high in gold, silver, copper and
lead, has increased the importance of this portion of the district and demonstrates that the
future of Port Steele is an assured fact. The coining summer
will see a large improvement in
communication and transportation facilities. At present Fort
Steelo has direct communication
between Kalispell, Mont., Bonners Perry, Idaho and Golden on
the C. P. R. River navigation
will open about the 1st of May,
when .three large steamboats will
ply between Fort Stoele and
Jennings, Montana, also steamboat communication between
Golden and Port Steele. The
Crow's Nest Railway will be
completed to Fort Steele by
August lath of this year. Tbe
question of railway connection
is assured, not only by t:ie Minister of Railways and Canals,
but also by the Crow's Nest
Railway Company, who have already contracted for tho construction of the grade for tho proposed
line into Port Steolo.
Since the mining interests of
the Port Steele district of East
Kootonay havo been attracting
the attention of thn outside mining world, Port Steelo has developed into a large and prosperous
town, Large and commodious
goneral merchandise stores havo
been constructed.    Seven large
and modern hotols are in active
operation catering to a large
traveling public. Every branch
of public business is represented
at Fort Steele. The whole business of the surrounding country
is dono at this poiut, it being the
natural distributing centre for
all supplies necessary in the
mining and agricultural pursuits
of the district, besides being a
port of entry, headquarters of
tho Government. Offices of the
Indian Agents. Tho postal distributing point, and where the
county court holds its sittings,
These facts substantiate the
claim of Port Sleele as the commercial centre of the district.
Fort Steele as a Terminal Point.
Port Steele will become a terminal point on the Crow's Nest
Railway, surveys have been
made, and a route profiled, a contract let for the construction of
the grade for the proposed line.
These facts which we loudly and
emphatically proclaim, hurl back
the insinuations expressed by
some other towns, that we aro to
be sidetracked. Next August
when trains are running to the
future Queen City of East Kootenay, back-biters and knockers
can repent at their leasure. Fort
Steele with railway and rivor
navigation, will become a term
inul point, with active competition between railway and steamboats.
Business is picking up, and
the prospects are improving at
Fort Steele. Mining developments are active, and a large
number of claims will become
producing mines by the time the
railway reaches the valley. It
is the opinion of mining experts
that the immense contact that
extends from Bull river to Sheep
creek, a distance of some twenty
miles, has the largest showing
of mineral in the district. The
East Pork of Wild Horse will
become a producing camp this
fall, and the placer mining on
the main creek and its tributaries will be worked more extensively than in previous years.
Tracy, Wasa, Lewis and Four
Mile creeks are coining rapidly
to the front. Recent developments indicate that a number of
mines in this vicinity will become shippers this summer. In
conclusion we advise those interested in mining to watch the
progress of this district. Keep
posted, and if seeking investment, visit the many camps of
tho district, there is quality and
quantity. You can find what you
want, be satisfied that you can
get value received for all investments made in this district.
Come and visit the district, and
when you find something that
will suit you, invest.
EAST KOOTENAY GETS $24,000
Provincial Government Estimates for
Improvements,
Victoria, March IM.*—It was
nearly midnight when the House
finished up the debate on Helma-
keu's motion asking the Dominion to refuse Corbin a charter
for a railway into the Boundary
Creek country. The motion was
eventually carried by a vote of
20 to 10.
The year's estimates just pre
sented show a revenue of $1,453,-
000, a gain of $105,000 over last
year. Por roads and trails, East
Kootenay gets §24,000.
Last year's appropriation for
this district was 815,000. Subse
quent appropriations of $1,500
and $800 were made. Port Steele
district received about $9,000 last
year, lf the same ratio is maintained this year tho district will
get in the neighborhood of $15,-
000 to be expended on roads,
trails and bridges in the district.
We also learn that possibly a
subsequent appropriation will be
made for the improvement of the
main trunk road from Golden to
the boundary line.
Another gosd bit of news to
the district is that the Government will make auappropria
tion for a bridge across Elk
River. We consider this a matter of necessity to the whole dis
trict. Elk River, during high
water, has always been a dangerous place to cross. Bridges
have been thrown across tho
river many times by private sub
scriptions, only to go out at the
first rise of water. A good and
substantial bridge will be a bene
fit to travel and give the district
| the advantage of a trunk road
through the entire distance north
and south.
SOLD,
A Bunch of Eleven Claims Sold to a
Chicago Syndicate.
On Monday last Messrs. Hayes
McGowan and Guidnon, of Foi t
Steele, sold to J. A. Harvey and
J. S. Boge, agents for n large
Chicago syndicate, th * foL... 'i'^
claims:
Lake View, Last Chance, Be
jou, Accidental, Alberta, Red
Deer, Kootenay Star, Union Star,
Doraty, Royal Oak, Prudential.
These claims are situate on
Lake Moyie and form a part of
what is called the St. Eugene
group of mines. They were all
located during the summer of
189", The consideration is noted
at $1, but we learn that it is
away up in the thousands. The
property is a silver-lead proposition aud has a considerable
showing of ore, It is reported
that extensive operations will be
commenced on the property at
once.
CHURCH   NOTICES.
ST. JOHN'S CHUKCH,
Service will be held every Sunday eveniiie in St. John's Church
at 7:30 o'clock. Sunday School
at 8 o'clock. Strangers welcome.
PltESBYTEUlAN CHURCH.
Service in connection with tho
Presbyterian Church will be held
on Sunday in the Opora Houso
at 7:1)0 ]j. m.   All welcome.
Sabbath School and Bible
Class will moot at 3 p. m. in tho
Opera House.
The Political Situation.
1'hero should be no delay in
securing tho registration of all
qualified voters in this district.
Otlier towns are being canvassed
ilong the line, and Port Steele
should do its duty in adding all
and every voters' name to the
list so that we can have the
rights of the district protected
as to increased representation.
HELLO,   CENTRAL!
The Canada WeBtern Tel. and Tel.
Company's Line Now Completed
Between Fort Steele and Swansea.
Telephone communication is
now established between Port
Steele and Swansoa, at the head
of Moyio Lakes, connections
having been completed Wednesday. Much delay has been unavoidably caused in the construction of the lino duo to
freighting disadvantages and incidental troubles of a mountainous country iu winter, but the
work has been carefully and substantially done, as the testing of
the line has shown.
Between Port Steele, the central office, and Swansea, the
present terminal point, instruments have been placed at, Uran-
brook and SI. Eugene Mission.
Managor Quain will nexl turn
his attention to local work in
this city, there being at least
twelve or fifteen applications for
'phones by business houses.
Poles will bo permanently set
throughout tho city and later
will be beautified by a coat of
paint. The service will bo first-
class in every particular, and
the schedule of rates reasonable.
As the season opens and business expands lines will be extended wherever justifiable. It
is quite likely that Moyie City,
Tracy, North Star mine, Wild
Horse hydraulics aud other
points will lie added to the system before the summer is over.
Much interest was manifested
by the citizens of Port Steole
ipon the advent of this great
convenience, and all are of the
opinion that Mr. Quain is amply
qualified to furnish them with
what he represents—a first-class
telephone system for East Kootenay, with Port Steole as central
poiut. 	
HOTEL   ARRIVALS.
I3AU1AHDNO.
Walter Parker, Golden.
Geo. Healey, ''
E. L. Connelly,     "
M. Foley, Moyie City.
T. L. Boyer, City.
J. Weightman, Kalispell.
J. H. Hefferiuan, Regina.
Howard Chapman, Victoria,
INTEHNAT10NAL.
A. C. Morrison, Cranbrook,
E. Gordon, P. D.,     "
P. B. Hervey.
E. S. Poacock, "
M. Horie, "
P. Mulheron,
T. Crossin, Moyie City.
A. Gavereau, Isadore Canyon.
R. Robson, Wardnor.
F. P. Wilson, Trail.
M. McCarty.
H. Miller, St, Marie.
F. C. Rankin, C. P. R.
J. W. Davies,      "
Walter Davidson, Perry Creek.
VKNOSTA.
A. Sanders, N. W. M. P.
TI. Lee.
W. Adams.
('. W, Liverman, Libby, Mont.
P. Mintour, "
A. lE.i'o, Moyie City.
T. D. l'nsior, Mullen, Idaho.
Hoyie Placer Mining Co.
At a meeting of the directors
of this company on Monday last
it was decided that operations
should begin as soon as the season will allow, tho necessary
funds having been secured by
the sale of additional shares to
the present shareholders, who
have unbounded confidence in
the success of the enterprise.
Mr. Venosta has resigned the
secretaryship and Mr. J. E. Harvey, barrister, has kindly consented to act in that capacity.
Enquiries havo been received
from eastern capitalists as to the
possibility of a deal iu this property.     	
AGREED TO RUSSIAN DEMANDS
China Submits to the Superior Force
of the Czar.
(SpMlul to Tuk Prospector.}
Tlio Pekiu correspondent of
London Times says:
China Wednesday agreed toall
io Russian demands, Following are thc concessions: A lease
of Port Arthur for 25 years as a
fortified naval base; a lease of
Tallon Wan for 25 years as an
open port and as the terminus of
the Trans-Mitnchiirain railway,
with a right of fortification and
tlie right tor lhe Kussians to construct a railroad from Petuna (in
Manchuria) on the Hungary river
to Talien Wan and Port Arthur
on the same terms as stipulated
in the case of the Trans-Man-
cliiirian railway.
HALF A MILLION TKOOPS.
The  St.   Petersburg   corres-j
pondent of the London Daily
Telegraph says:
All classes of the Russian army
reserve, have bi>en warned to
hold themselves in readiness to
be summoned for service and, on
account of the difficulties in
Cored, it lias been decided to dispatch lo Eusl. Asia a corps of
500,000 mon of tho first lino of
reserves.
Tho London Timos, referring
editorially to the dispatch of its
Pekin correspondent as to the
Chinese concessions to Russia,
says:
"The news is so serious that
it may compel England to tako
immediate action. If tho Russian demands are allowed to prevail we shall be obliged to recognize tlie fact that China is about
to be ultimately swallowed up by
Russia."
IT   LOOKS   LIKE   WAR.
Relatione Botweuu thc United Statos
and Spain Strained to the
Utmost,
U. S. Naval Authorities Alarmed at
tho Approach of Spain's Torpedo Boats.
[Spoclul (Uwpiltch lu Tin' Prospector.]
A Washington special says:
Tho naval board of inquiry lind
tliat the explosion was from the
outside, uud does not fix the
responsibility for the disaster.
It does not express an opinion
as to tlie character of the explosion, but lhe testimony goes to
show tlmt it was a powerful submarine mine, tlie exact character
of which is not known.
By direction of President McKinley, Secretary Long spent
something more than a million
dollars on Thursday iu the purchase of 12 speedy yachts and
sea-going tugs, which he will at
once convert into torpedo boat
destroyers and picket boats.
Washington, March 31.—Commandos Schlay has heen ordered
to command the Hying squadron
now lying in Hampton Roads,
with tlio Brooklyn as flagship.
Key West, March 31.—The
nows of the departure of the
Spanish torpedo flotilla from
Canary islands has created a
hostile feeling among the oflieers
of the torpedo boats in this harbor. One of these officers said:
"If the United States allows the
Spanish boats to get into Porto
Rico it will be the biggest mistake ever made. They are a
greater menace to the safety of
the United States fleet than if
the whole Spanish navy was
brought to these waters."
Chicago, March 31.—It is reported that the United States
government will make a demand
on the Spanish govermont for
$200,000,000.
Portress Monroe, March 31.—
A report is current thai tlio Hying squadron under command of
Commodore Schlay will stop
Spain's torpedo Hoi ilia before it
reaches American waters.
New York, Murch ill.--Tho
Uniied States government has
purchased some 20 yachts and
tugs, with a speed of from 1"> to
20 knots, to be used us torpedo
destroyers and dispatch boats.
London, March 31. Ii is confidently asserted lhat in case of
war will) Spain that most brilliant of English lords- Charles
Hen'sfiinl will set sail for this
country uud join the American
legions in their demand for the
Independence of a rightful cause.
London, March ill. It is reported tlmt a Spanish fleet will
sail for American waters at once
and that cipher dispatches have
beon received at Havana tolling
Blanco to make immediate preparations for war. TIIK PROSPEOTOR, PORT STEELE, B. 0., APRIL 2, 189H.
Certificate of Improvomonts.
NOTICE.
Pyramid nnd Uiirpham Mineral Claims Bituate In tlif l-'ort Steele Mlniiif,* Division of Bast
Kootonay Disiriei.
Whero located; -On Pyramid Creek. St.
Mary's liiver. nl-cmi forty miles wont of Fori
Steele
Tako nottee that I, A. S. I'arwell. agent for
tho Pyramid Kootenay Mln ine Co., Limited
(Foreign), Free Miner's Certificate No. 108lA
intend, sixty duys from the date hereof, to apply to tbo Minim; Recorder for a Certificate of
Improvomonts, for ihe purpose of obtaining u
Crown Grant of iho -above olaim.
And further talto notice that action, under
i«eotion 8T, must he commenced before the issu- j
unceof such Certificate of improvements.
A s. FAHWELL.
Dated this 8tb day of Octobor, 18W,     W-tf
NOTICE.
Wohner. Warren, Brooks, and MUChlof Mineral Claims Bit uut* in the Fort Steele Mining
Division of Bast Kootenay Distriot
Where located: On Pyramid Creok, st.,
Mary's River, about forty miles west of Fort
Steele.
Tuke nolice iliut I. A. S. Furwell, ageni for
the Pyramid Kootenay Mining Co., Limited
(Foreign), Free Miner's Certificate N'o. lost** :
intend, sixty day- from the dute hereof, to up- j
ply to the Mining Recorder for a Certlflcati ■ I'
Impr* v ■:.' Dtfi, '■ C tl'  I    i '     ' o'linn u |
('rown Gram ot the above fllalttl. I
And further tuke notice that ttctfou, under   IW*
m tlon 57 :: i ii be commenced before tbe Issu-
unco of i ich Certificate of Improvements.
A, S. FARWELL,
Dated thU23d laj   t Septei   si   SW a-i-tf
TAX   NOTICE.
ASSESSMENT   TAX    AND   PROVINOIAIj
REVENUE TAX
BAST KOOTKNAY imsthictsiu'thkun division
NOTICE is hereby given, In accordance with
the statutes, lhat Provincial Rovenuo Tax uud
lull tuxes levied  under the  Assessment Act
I ure now due tor lhe yeur 1808,   All of lho above
I tnxos collectible within Fast Kootenay District
. Southern Division are payable at ray office Fort
'Steele. Assessed taxes ure collectible at tbo
1 following rules, viz:
If paid on or before the 80th June, 1898:
Threc-tlfths of one per eent. on reni proporty,
Two and :i half per eent. on asses&cd value of
j wild land.
Ono half of one per eent. on personal properly.
I un so much of thoiuoomoofnuyporsonns
oiecodu one thousand dollars the following
' rutes, namely, upon such excess of Income
nhen ihe vim is not mow than ten thousand
■.  '■:.,' per ci nt   wbi a thocxci ■■■■Is over
NOTICE.
The Durral  Mfnernt Claim, situated in llio
Fort Steele Mining Division of Rnat Kootcna
Dlstrlet.
Whereloeated;-On Hueklelierry lllll, nesr
Mark Creek.
Take notieo that I, Nell Mel.eod ('urran. Free
Minor's Coul 11 en le No. mm, agent for D, D,
Mann, of Montreal, Quebeo, Free Miner's Cor>
tlficate No. 00000 intond slxiy days from dsti
hereof, to apply to ibe Mining Hcoorder for c
i eiiiiieuie or improvements for iho purpose of
obtaining a Crown (.rum ol ibe abovo claim.
And further take notice lhat notion undor
section H7, musi be commoncod boforc tbe Issu-
nm ( suoh certificate of improvements.
NKII, MoLKOD CURRAN,
Dated this 80th day of October, iw.
NOTICE.
Tbe Mavoriok mineral olaim, sliuatcd in tbo
Fort Steele Miniug Division of Kusi Kootenaj
District
Where loontedi  On Huckloborry mil. near
Mark Cro I
Take i all ■■        I   Hi     Mi 11 wl Curran  ul
ten thousand dollars and not moro than twenty   Fori HI ele, Hrltlsh Columbia, Froo Minor's
thousand dollars,  i and uneiiuartorof one  Certificate No. UO W7 Intend .ixtj days fnun
.„.,. e6n,     wtjon KUi'b exi "■ iweatj      ■   lati  Hereof, to upply tu the Mining Ro
thousauddollar   inenmUh com    cordor for u certificate of improvewenis, for
If paid on or after the isi July. Itf*:- i tbe purp?«c of Obtaining a Crown gruu| ol the
Four fifths ol   nc p< r ci ni ■ a rcul proporty,
Three pi r cent on the assessed value of wild
land
Three-fourths of one per cent  on personal
NOTICE.
Oronlte. Stllle, Milton, und Albert Mineral
Claims situate in the Fort Steele Mining Division of East Kootenuy District
Where located:- On Pyramid Creek St
Mary's River about forts miles wettt ol Fort
Steele
Take notice thut I. A s. Farwell, :t«:tut for
the Pyramid Kootenay Mining Ca, Limited
(Foreign), Pree Miner's Certificate N - *
intend, sixty days from the dute her© ' * i]
ply to the Mining Recorder for .
Improvements, for the purpose of obtain Qg ■
Crown (irant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section 37 must be commenced before '.ho Issuance 'if such i'erttflcate I Impn ■■• ments
A S  FARWELL.
Dai d this S3d day of Stptemb r, 1897. 24-tf
On so much of the the Income of iny persoi
■    ■ ■' .   aoltbousund dollars tb
ratesnamely upon suchexceBi, whei   *     i
is nol more than ten thousftnd dollars, one and
one quarter or ono per cent   when such excess
Is over ten thousand dollars and not more than
twenty thousand dollars, one and one
■ ■:.' ;■! :■ rent    when Buch exoess is over twi ntj
thousand dollars one aud three-auartersi ' one
* percent
Provincial Revenue Tai *?' 00 p* i capita,
(Signed)   C M i D\\ VRDS
Aaaessi r and Collectoi
Fort Steele. H   !   ifithMnrol
NOTICE.
Walstnifham. Bailey. Kerln. and Comstock
Mineral <'luims. Bituate In the Fort Steele Mining Division Of Hast Koolenuy District.
Where located:-On Pyramid (reek. St.
Mary's River, about forty miles west of Fort
Steele.
3,   C.   HBALTH   ACT  AND   SANITARY
REGULATIONS.
'..-  therreg   ti   as
shall pledasa dwi 11-
■-■■.. - atainath asi   -■
■■■• l of airspace for ea< pai    >r tha
.*.    I .i- ■■ ■ ■ i    ;>• ■   ■ a manner ap-
proved by the Sanitary autl
That every place occupied as a dwelling
pt In proper son tarj     ndltl *  an '
shall have  a   sufficient
■• i lea      wan "■
..hoi'. eUilm,  .
And fnrt.i ;■ take notice thai action,tmdci
i ;-.; i"* commeiKM d before the Issu ■
am f sueh certificate or improvements,
NEIL MOLEOD CtTRRAN
Dated th    ttthdaj   IO tobi c IW.
noi in .
The Oood I.nek Ml icrnlClaim situated In the
Fori Stei c Mluinn Division ul Kasl Kootenay
Distriot
Where Located Ou Huckloborry lllll neur
Murk Creek
Take notice that l, Nell MoLcod Curran, Freo
I Miner's Certificate No. W007, agent (or r. i'.
Irews ol Toronto, Ontarlo.Freo Miner's Certificate No. WH71, lutend sixty days from tho
date hereof, toapply to the Mining Recorder
for a Certificate of Improvements for the purpose of obtuining a Crown Qrnul of tbo above
claim.
And further take notice thai action under
seotion 87, must he oommonced before tho issuance of such Certificate of Improvements,
NEIL MoLEOD CDRRAN,
.tod this 80th vay of Ootobor, I89T.
NOTICE.
Sixty duys afler dale I intend lo apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for permission to purchase 820 acres of unsur-
reyed, unoccupied and unreserved land in tha
district of Fast Kootenay. Commencing at a
upply of pure and post planted at ihe north west corner of Lot
No. 8808,0.1, thence running south w chains.
WANTED.
A man to put in a Sash and
Door Factory at Swansoa,
(liioil Inducements 1*11] be offered
lu ii oapable and responsible
man,
Crow's Nest Land and
Dovplopraont Company,
SO-tf
SWANSEA, B. C.
Albert ,1. (irez.
BARBER.
Noxt Door to International Hotel.
POUT STICKLE, ll. 0.
A largo oxporlonco In loading
barber simps <• r Aniorloan oltios
nn.l foreign countries,
JAMES HIGHWARDEN & SON
PIONEER BARBER SHOP
Everything Strictly First ('lass.
Next door to the ProspectoY.
Mouie Hotel
ffloijle Glty, B G,
H'lrsl cIhxi aaoomniodatlon fort* travel
ling publio,    A well larked bur.
(innd Rtfthlini
«. CAMMRLL, PROP'.IIITOR
Trains leavr Fort Steele Tues
Hyn Fridays and Saturdays at
7 a.m. for Elliott's La idin«, con
neflinp: with   bouts   for   Moyio
(lily.
RonU ran he hid any Hay at F.IIioU'r.
Crow's    Nest
HOTEL
B.P.COOK.
Livery, Peed  and. Sale Stable.
Port Steele, B. O.
Teaming of all kinds solicited.
H. BUNYAN.
Irish Creek, March 23rd, iwk 18-SI
That any case  tsmaU pox, cholera, scarlet [thence west 40 ohains, thence north 80 chains
  (ever or diphtheria shall be reported immedl-j thence east 41) chains to placo of commence-
Take notice Lhat 1, A. S. Farwell. a«ent for I ately to ihe Local Board ol Health. ; ment,
the pyramid-Kootenay Mining i'n-. Limited That a placard with the name o( the disease
(Foreign), Pree Miner's Certllieute No. 1061* I in large letters shall be Immediately posted in.
Intend, sixty duys from the date hereof, to up-1 q conspicuous pluee on the front of thv bnilJinK
in whirl: such oase occurs.
That sueh building nhnll be quarantined
until disinfected, healthy persons who have
been disinfected being allowed to remote within six hours.
ply to the Mining Kecordor for a Certificate of
Improvements, f(ir the purpose of oimttninp u
Crown (irunt of tbo abovo claim.
Anil further tuke notice thut notion, under
section :i7, must hf. commoncod hefore the Issuance of Hueh Cortillcnto of Improvements.
A.S. KAltWKI.I..
Dated thlB 80th dayof September, 1807. 'Ji-tf
Liquor Liconee.
Land Purchase.
NOTICE.
Sixty days after date I Intond to npply to
lhe Chief Commissioner ol Lands and Works
for permission to purchase 830 aoros of land In
Kusi Kootonny District and described aa follows: Commencing ut n post placed ut the
north ensl corner of my pre-emption olaim,
tbencooasl 40 chains to the south cast corner
of Lot ;i», G, 1, thonce south wi uhalns, thoneo
wesl 1ii ehuins. thence north Ni ehuins lo place
of commencement,
william Mckenzie,
Dated this ihiii day of February, 1898. u-ir
NOTICE.
Notick is hereby given thoi sixty duys after
date l shall apply to the Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for permission to purchase
tho following pic if laud, starting at a post
(north wosl cornorjnboul throe miles north of
rnllwiiy
Ktuplii'     ^^^^^^^^^
south, thenee iO.no ohuins c
norih. ihenee W.M chains w
being 100 acres more or less.
A. M. Jaiivis.
Dated 13th January IBM. i-W
NOTICE.
Application will bo made to Lhe Lund Commissioner for the purchase ol 380acn s of land
commencing at a south east corner post placed
i our* the mouth of Uold ■ reek, East Kootenay
Then runnlngnoHbonemlloalongthe Koi tenay
River, thon wesl one hull mile, thon south one
mile, then along the bank of Oold Creek to
south east corner post and point of comm
ment.
Dated 85th January, 1888,
MR PRANK H. RICKWAKD
NOTICE.
Nolice is herehy (riven thut ilii duys nfter (bite
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^   I shall apply to the Oold Commissioner f»r:i
That the sick person and the persons at-j license to sell liquor at rotall on the premises
I temllng him shall he isolated, a fju'mlinn beini*   known ns the Central Hotel at Fort Steele.
provided who will bring supplies to the door of H. w. DRE ,V.
the building without entering. Dated this ISth day of Murch. 1808.       is-in
That all expenses of inspection, isolatton,!	
quarantine, guard and disinfection are tobej
paid by the owner or the occupant of the build-
Kaoianjtee
MOYIE CITY, EAST KOOTEHAY. B.C.
The above Hotel has been recently erected, and neatly furnished throughout.
Cosy and Comfortable Rooms
The  Bar supplied   with   the   BEST
brands of'Liquors iind Cigars.
HEADQUARTERS  POR MINING MEN.
liui
Sevoro penalties ure enacted Inr any infrno-
ili.n cl tho regulations and un.* recorernble In ii
nummary raonnor.
.1. !■'. AKM8THONG,
l.tietil Board of Health,
Fun Steele 11. (.'.. February, imw.     7-u
Nn. :tt' ur.
certificate of the registration
of an extra-provincial company.
"Companies Act, \ws."
"Sullivan liniup Mining Company."
KeirlsicreO iiir -^ili dny of Decombor, isr-r.
I HEREBY CERTIFY Uiul I have this day
registered tin- "Sullivan iimiiji MlnlngCom-
^^^..^.^^_^^h^i^^^—- , Puny" IIs u" Kmii-rrnvlnrliil i*niii|iimv iindni*
Inu "i Sand CrocK nnd dose to tho , „„. ..Componloa A,.ti 18o?," t0 ,.„rrv outorofleot
nilmml i'iuiui, ihenci 40.011 chains | uU ot my 0( th0 0l)jccta uerolnnller set forth
NOTICE.
I horoby givo notlco thin thirty iluys urter
dute I >0i*ill npply to tho Gold Commissioner
M Fnrt Sl: ele. for n license to sell llipinr by re
tall on the premises Itnmvn us the Estolla
Hotel in the town of Tracy.
AI. MDTZ.
Dated February SOth, 1808. 10-14
Fort Steele
thb
Hlk River, on
the new rail
880D ANaMkNDATl
TRAVELLERS'
line of
■way.
SH P3R
Steele   House.
F. A. SHIP
Has leased the Dining Kpom
Roomi! of the Steele Hoiiho,
to solieit a nliarc ot the
the public.
DINING    ROOM    Or>E|l
S A. M. TO 8 P.
and Bod
, and begs
[patronage of
BREAKFAST	
DINNER...'	
SUPPER	
Short orders will be ser
tween regular ineal hours.
FROM
M.
6 to !) a.m.
12 to 2 p.m.
fi to 8 p.m.
ed only be-
AKE   HONEY
ATM
UY     I 0TS
BUY L
STAGE
LINE.
NOTICE.
Notlco Ih horoby Klvon, thin thirty ilnys
after date I shall apply to ihn Gold CommlB-
sioner for a license to (toll liquor al retail nu
tho promlsoa known as tho Summit Hotel
Hltuatod at the summit of Goat Hiver, In the
Fori Sleele district.
OABOLD POLLAH1).
Dated this 1st dny of Miireh, 1808.       10-H
isi, thonco  10.00
vi io Initial posl
NOTICE.
I here [ivo notice tha • cty dayi afu r
date [ shall make application to purchase 180
acres of Und al Palmer's Bar creek described
ii-. (oiii i      oommi . * i   i ■ ■ ■
planted tweni I Dr Hugh Wall -
inittul pi rth-wi m   i" Bi
thenee .south H) chain bain
thence north 40 ohains thence wesl 10 chalnt
bo the said Initial post excludlnn the rig oi
wny for railway
A E B WATT
Fort Steek'. Ilth Pehi   ti     -■ ■ i«
NOTICE.
s,<n ■•• ! herel | -■■■''. Lhat I I B Sanburn
«.ixty days after date Intend to apply to thi
l btef Commissioner of Lands and Woi..- \ b -
toria, B. C. for permision t purcho-Hi IflOacres
of land described m follows • omm*i bcIor ai
the south west corner post situated on the »esi
shore ol the Moyle Lake then b i . mil. *
chains corth  then iori to the Moyle Lake
forty chains more or less, thence (ollowtnjj the
Moyle r*ake southerly to the point of com
menoemeni
I, li BANHUHN
Dnted .Inn. Itlh IM 8-11
NOTICE.
Sixty days aftor dun- i shall oppl] I hi
Chlof Commissioner or f^andi and Worksfor
permission t«t purohaso tho followlni dost rlbod
luml situated in Kn* i |< 'mi',   ii  i      < mi,
menclnR at n post planted at tho uh IM thi
I'.i'.i Pork of Wild Horse crook, thoneo Morlh
forty "■linlii^. thoneo oasl forty chalnn thence
smith forty ohains, thonee west ruriy • halns in
|n>liit of I'liiniiieiii'i'iiii'iii Conl ul ill nv ISO acres,
WAI.'I'KIt \ AKARSDALBN
Dated Mil-' Doc Iftlh IHB1 B*ll
NOTICE.
Noi in- Ih hereby ttlxan that thirty dayi nf
|t'-r dato l Intend \<> apply in Lho Gold • "in
Hslonqr for a llconso to sell liquor by rotall
lho promlsos known iis Tho Club, nl MoDou
i'n is Camp, Kust Kootonny, u. c
T. W, KILKV.
Datod this Kith I'Vlirwrry. IHVS, B-lll
lileh ihe legislative authority of the Legislature of HrltMi Columbia extends,
The head office is Bituate In the city of Spokane, Stale of Washington, u. s. A..
The amount of tho capital of the Company is
two million Ave hundred thousand dollars, divided Into two million live hundred thousand
shan - of one dollAr each.
The head office of the Company hi this Province is situate i» Rossland, nnd William 10.
Hall.Superintendent LoHoI .Mine, whose address is Rossland aforesaid, is the attorney for
the Company.
Tin* time of the existence of tho Company ls
flfty years.
Tbe objects inr which the Company has beon
established 'ire:
To carry nn the business of mining, tullltntf.
Bmeltihg. nnd reduction of ores of all kinds; to
buy, sell und deal in mines; to buy, sell, to
lease or bond mines and mining properties, and
generally in deal in and handle mines and minerals Of every description within the United
stui'"-nmi the Provinoo of British Columbia,
nnii in ereei and maintain mills* smelters, and
nil appliances f«>r the reduction nr handling of
metoli nnd minerals, nud to do ull things neoessary «>r proper In connection with the foregoing objects, -i" aforesaid.
Given under my hand and seal of office m
Victoria, (Province or British Columbia, this
8th laj ol December, one thousand eight hundred nnd ninety-seven. 7-11
ii. s . s. Y. WOOTTON,
9de90      Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
NOTICE.
I horoby givo notlco that thirty days after
dato I will npply to tho Government Agent at
Port Steele, for 11 lieense to .sell llrjuorhy retail
ni the Yukon Restaurant, Coal creok, in the
Province or British Columbia.
ALEX MOKINNON.
Dnted ut Fort Steele this 1st day of March,
1898. 10-14
NOTICE.
NOTICK in hereby given that application will
be made to lhe Legislature of tho Province oi
111 ■ iinhla rn ns nexl soBslon for n private bill ta Incorporate a Company to build,
equip maintain ond opurato a lino or lines nt
Railway from a point near Porl Steole, thenee
to a polnl, near where the Koolonay Hiver
' lho International Boundary Lino with
power to equip construct, and maintain branch
,ii,i to build own nr mutntnln wharves and
docks In conm ctlon therewith, nnd wun [tower
Id own equip uud iiialtiiitiii hk-iuii and
othei resHuls and bouts anil opornto lho same
on any navigable waters within iho Province,
uii'l Aim powci to build oqutp operate nmi
maintain Tolegrapn umi telephone linos In oon-
noetfnn wllh tin- snld railwuy nnd bronchos and
t'. gem rate i leotrlctty for tho supply ol light,
heat,or pnwoi und with powor to expropriate
lands for tiie purposes nf lho < kmipnny uml to
acquire lands, bonusos, prlvllogoi nnd other
■   " tn: govi rnmout, municipal, corpora
■ nthei |wr on or bodies and t«> levy ami
colleot tolls from nil pnrtloi nslint the said
railway or branches; nml with powor to mako
Lrsflloarrangements wiiti uny railway,sioatn*
boat nr other company und for ail othor rigbtK
powers hnd privileges thnl mny i"1 Incidonlal
thoroia
Duted si Victoria this 6th day of Deormbor,
IB87. II. K. a, ROBERTSON,
-!-■> Solicitor for Applleanis.
NOTICE.
Notice Is herehy given that thirty days from
date hereof I intend toapply tothoGovomment
Agont and stipendiary Magistrate for the
southern division of East Kootonay District for
a license to sell by rotall spirituous liquors,
wlno, alo and bdor, on promises erected by me
at Michell Pralrto to bo known us tho "Prairie
Hotel."
JOHN JOHNSTON.
Dnted this 1st day ef March, 1808.       10-14
NOTICE.
I, Wm. H. McLean, do hereby give notice
thnt sixty duys ufler date I will apply to the
Chief Commissioner or Lands ami Works for
permission to purohaso six hundred nml forty
acres nl luml Situated lu the Southern Division
of the DIstriol of Bast Koolonay iind described
us follows. Commencing at a post plained on
the west hank of thc Elk Rivot about four
miles above Coal creek, thence west eighty
chains, thenee south eighty chain*, thence ennt
to the Klk Rivor, thence following the bank up
the said river to the place nf re mine nee mon I.
Coal Creek, Murch lftlh. I8W. 13-21
p Steele
FREIGHT
LINE.
Freight will bo carried botwoon fort
Htoolo, Cranbrook, Slflon, uml Moylu
city, nt tin' following I'litcu:
(Ovor Ml llm. bolng lit, lOOllw. rate.)
Botwoon Stoole nnd Cranbrook
,'.i 11 ii ni ml s If  2.ri
lim imiiiiil-     fill
Botwoon Btoolo nnd silton -
Ml liuiiini.-  7fi
IIHI|iiiiindn  I.IKI
Botwoon Btoolo nnd Moylo
Ml iiiiiiiiiIh  I .nil
iimi pound*  I.M
S[K'ciiii nlli'i. nn largo Intu may lm
arrangod by applying to C, M. Koop,
Sufi* Dopoill bulldlngi Port Stoolo,
Ainu a nt.nj,'n linn tWloo u wi't'li lic-
twoon Moylo Lake and st lo,
Porl Btoolo, B. 0., July 13,1807,
READ.
rai(Mi'K('<r,iii.
D. W. WOODBURY, MANAGER.
On und after August 27th, 1897, weekly
stages will leave Fort Steele on Pri-
iluy mornings at 7 o'clock.  Returning    leave    Knlinpell
Tuesday  mornings  at
7 o'clock.
Kalispell and Fort Steele offices
at the stores of
H. E. KING & CO.
FORT STEELE
ANU
MOYIE LAKE
STAGE   LINE.
A bi-weekly Stage will leave Steele
every Tuesday and Friday at
7:80 A M
Commencing Friday, July 16th, for
Cranbrook, Sifton, and Moyie City.
Returning   will  leave   Moyie  on
Wednesdays and Saturdays at
8:80 P M
Reaohlng Steele the duy following
at noon.
Tickets may lie procured  from 0. M.
Keep,  Sufe Deposit Co.,  Steele, and
ami at the Hotel, Moyle City.
THE PIONEER TIN SHOP.
Personal attention paid to all kinds
of Job work.
Sheet Iron Stoves made to order.
Hot Air Drnms a Speoialty.
T. G. ARMSTRONR.
Fort Steele Wood Yard.
WOOD
Furnished Promptly, all lengths.
heart Oriertvsllh Gilpin if* Lindsay, or
villi thr Wilier IklireriJ Man.
C. J. CROFT, Proprietor,
J,  J,  QUINLIVAN
GENERAL   BLACKSMITH,
AND
WHEELWRIGHT,
Horse-shoeing A Speoialty,
IN
OYIE riTY
GITY
K
AND
IMBERLY.
JOHN W. WOLF
Boots  i$&
Repairing done in a
manner.
DAVID GOLDBURG
KALISPELL,
Wholesale dealer in
ery, Fruit, Nuts,
Cigars & Toba
to.
1 CURE CATARRH
Catarrh  makes life
many people,   Scarcely
wholly free from It   Cl
from a combination of gass
the human Bystem.    I lm
that will cure you pormanej
weeks.
TAI YEE,The
I'ort Steele. 11. C.
D. L. BETTCHEN
$ The Jeweller $
Watches   repaired and
Ouaranteed.
Fort Stkei.k,    • ■ -
O BOBBIN,
CONTRACTOR
and BUILDER
Fort Steele,
J. J. Lamont
Contractor and liuililcr
Fort Steele, B. \c.
FORT   STEELE   MININf;
ASSOCIATION,
Thdmn. MoVlltlt'.
O. S, irrlT.Mll.
N. A. Wnlllnser.
r,. ('. Smith.
Wlllium llnilllr
Snorpiury
Tho ri>niilr.r mrrtlnc. of lhu asHonliitJoi)
will he hrlil on lln* lul anil Jr.1 Satuiiln.v In
6Tf.r,T month.
All -pftnnlhli Information will bo fllrnlNb-
od hy tho AHHortaMon, upon ariplloatlijrj Ln
Wllllan Stlllle. Sdo.,      , Fort Stoolp, II. O.
Professional.
Hugh Watt, M. J)., CM.
M. (,'. PiS,, Ontario and British
Columbia,
LATE   OF   TIIK   ROYAL   CAlfUlOO'
IIOSI'IIAI..
FOUT STF.I5LI3, B. C.
THOMAS   MoVITTIE.
P.L.S. c£ C.E.
Fort Steelo B.C.
77. /.. CUMMINS.
P,L.S. A C. E.
Fort Steeh B.C.
W. R. ItcsH. H. W. Hrik.'UMIK.
ROSS k HERCHMER.
Barristers    -    -   Solicitors
NOTARIES PUBLIC
CONVEYANCERS. ■ .
Fort Steele,  B.  (;.
T.   EDE.
Customs and Mining Broker
CONVEYANCER.
Mining Properties Bought, and Sold.
Shoes
wurkmanlike
MONTANA.
Confection-
, &c.
ceo.
llllll'
Tallin    tn
pct'Hon   is
rh arises
lis formed in
0 iiiciliclnc
liitly in two
Druggist.
katiBfaction
B. C.
B. 0.
Goo. S. MrCnrter.
.1. A. Harvoy.
HARVEY & McCARTBR
Barristers, Solicitors,  Notaries Public,
Conriijunci rs etc.
FORT STEELE, B, C.
COLLECTIONS     PROMPTLY    MADE.
Johnson & Robinson
MINING    BROKERS.
Fort Steele, B. C.
Correspondence Solicited.
CHAS.   ESTMERE,
Draughtsman and
Blue Printer.
In Moyie Townsite Company
Office
D, M. McMillan,
Mining Propositions,
Mining Shares,
Farm Lands and
Real Estate.
CORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED.
D. M. McMillan, Brandon, Man.
HHTHEHH
EXCHANGE R SAFE DEPOSIT CO.
Transacts n general collecting and el-
cliangc liiisiticss.
DRAFTS, CHECKS, TIME CHECKS AND
ACCOUNTS CASHED.
Drafts issued payable in ('lunula and
tlie United States.
Fort Steele Assay
Office,
RON AN & LEACH,
KSAYERS AND CHEMISTS.
PURS****
The Providence Fur Company,
I'rnvlili'iii'ii. It. I., iwitntH nil kliiils nl llnw
i''urH, SkiiiH, iiiiisiiiik. Boneon, Mn'. B^Prlooa
.,,n*,,-.I fur ihm sixty ilnys urn us folliiWH:
Sllvnr I'-nl (ll, im tn IIMI IKI
lliuir    1 iki n,    :11,1m
Ottor   4uiiii    uiu
lli'iivor    II lm m    llrm Hi
Miirlln    illKiin      11 iki
Wnli    1 (ki 10    mm
Hull I'm     I KI In      2 IKI
Mink  711 tn     son
Slnniii           IS U,       I IKI
(Iriiy I'nx      W to       7ft
um     aim      ar,
W'OrWt, l.lstnn all (ittiiir furs mul slilns on
ii|i|ill(-iiilun. full prloeR iruiniiniisiil. rinrfu'.
si'li't'lliin. I'urtt'iiiiK triiiitniL'iil unit luniiciliiiui
ri'iulnitiii'i' iii) ull I'liiuilKiimMiiKi. ii-:r; THK PROSPECTOR, FORT STEELE, B. C,
STAGE LINES.
|^ Advertisement's of these lines will be
lOUIld In nnmlier jiurl of Uii'. paper.
Fort Steele aad Moyie Lake.
Dcpnris, Fun Steel*, Tuoadayti mul KriiinyH,
■it 7 u. in.
Arrives. Furl Strrk, Tburwlnyu mul Sumliya,
at i):80 p. hi.
Foil SUelo te Kaliepell.
LoavoH  Port Klerk  Krliluy  MorniUtfl ui 7
o'clock.
Iicliifiilllir, IrttTI'H Kill* pell Tucuriitv -iiui i.h^
nt 1 o'clock.
Upper Columbia WaTi^atita Ca.
StUKC loavoH Port Steele Tuesday nn! Friday
h.iirnim,".. coaieotlBK  wli*  itcnaoru nt
Citnul Hut fm-(.iolcl«n.
®hc tyrof-pecta.
SATCHDAY, Al'llll.2, IH'.is.
KOTEB  OF  THE LaTHST MilWi.
By Wire and Foal Freiu all Part* of
the World.
Ho,
il is mobilized
the rail way
forty-three
The Pronch
at Cherbourg,
A settlement of
rate war i.s probable.
Montreal is threatened with a
Hood. The Ontario Hoods 111*0
subsiding.
Hamilton Smith defends his
Yukon railway offer in the Montroal Star.
Spain has filed a remonstrance
against United States war preparations.
Phillipine   rebels   massacred
four   priests   and
Spanish soldiers.
As a result of a lire in Chicago
three persons are (load and ten
missing.
A committee of United States
senate will recommend the annexation of Hawaii.
Lord Salisbury has gone to the
south of Prance for a visit.
Francisco sailed from Lisbon to
day, going i'u a southwesterly
direction.
The Portuguese War Department has decided to complete the
defences of tho port of Lisbon as
speedily its possible
The Japanese standing squadron held naval maneuvers off lhe
city of Shiiniilii for a fortnight
from February lulh to February
20th, Tho results were highly
satisfactory to'the Japanese government.
Steamer Columbia, from New
York to St. Michael, via Tacoma, is at Valparaiso, Chili, short
of money to pay for repairs and
supplies. Her owners are not
replying to demands and the
|iussengors are desperate,
The Spanish gunboat Ardilla
has captured the American
schooner Esther) bound from
jl'eiisncolii to Jamaica, in an inlet
on lhe south const of Cuba. Tho
captain of the schooner suys his
rudder was broken and lie put in
for repairs,
Germany has obtained a concession from China permitting
her to construct a railroad from
Tsi-Wan-tii, province of Sluing*
Tung, on the Hoang-Ho, to
I-Ohou-Fet, Germany therefore
agrees lo withdraw her troops
from Isiuio and Kiao-Chau,
A dastardly attempt ut train-
wrecking between Asahi and
Yolckaiohi stations resulted in
the derailment of the train and
injury of live passengers, It
was found that lhe mils had
been tampered with and the entire train was wrecked. None of
the injured were fatally hurt.
Since  the adoption  of gold
mono- metal ism in Japan.pn October 1, 1897, up to and including
February 17, 1808, the amount of
silver and notes exchanged for
gold has aggregated   over 22,-
000,000 yen, of which one-seventh
was silver.  In order lo facilitate
the adjustment of coinage, the
government   has    resolved    to
shorten the period for exohang-
France litis adopted the postal! ing the yen piece, which will lie
arrangements signed last June at; limited to June 80th next.
Washington. ;   Th(, Le„,jsl*l)ure has been in
The United States cruiser San j session more thau four weeks,
and so far has accomplished but
little,   lf this condition of things
continues oven  the concession
hunters and professional lobby-
', ists will soon become tired.
It is reported that the Manitoba government has completed
arrangement with 1,    ,,   ,,        ,     ,   . ,,      ,
,1-,..,.,;,.   1-.,,  ...i,;,.!, ler Brothers, the freighters for
41...I   .... ..Mi.,!.,-,,...!-., li'itflncltvu-nrl I IVlilllll    IY     lYIIIL'kelWle     llV     ll 111 °
thatanearthqualteliasclestroyea. * ■>      thj   the Crow's Nest Railway, scans-
the island of Amboina, east of ceiiain am  win   ue \oieu mis i>
00 persons sesslon tu construct the Rainy ing a great deal of trouble and
' j River and Manitoba South Eust-1 unnecessary expense.   The Por-
I ern Ruilwuy and sosecure relief | tel.S| he sayS] cbarge what lhoy
It is reported from Hong Kong |» provisional 111
hat un earthquake hasdestroyed Mlllln & . Mack
London - The Vienna correspondent of the Times says Japan
will resist any attempt on tho
part of Russia to establish themselves in Corea. He adds that
under the regime of Marquis [to
Japon's relations with China
havo vastly improved.
The Vatican has especially ex-
erted its influence at Washington, and has tried, directly and
indirectly, lo dissuade iiie United
States from plunging into war
with Spain. According lo the
information, if the offices of the
pontiff are accepted, he will propose that Cuba remain under the
domination of Spain, but that it
lie ruled on the lines of a liritish
colony.
The Colonist suggests thai the
only proper answer to an article
appearing in tho Times Is to apply for a writ do lunatioo Inquir-
endo, but adds that "as lhu creature is harmless ihere is no use
in resorting to thai." We should
judge from his frequent references to "distilleries," "Yukon-
blend," "Tuppor-mix cask,"etc,
ele., that a few months in a
Keeley cure institute would
prove more efficacious and not
bu so drastic.
War, or no war, seems to be a
much mooted question at present
ill the United States.
The Toronto Globe gives the
standing of the parties in Ontario as: Liberals, -1(1; Conservatives, -IH; Patron, 1; doubtful, il;
vacant, 1.
There is a woll defined rumor
that "Joo" Martin, now of Vancouver but formerly member for
Winnipeg in the house of commons, will be a candidate for the
legislative assembly at the next
Provincial elections. He will
endeavor to bo ono of the representatives of Vancouver. It is
not deflnately known whether
Mr Martin will support the Government or the Opposition.
Correct,
Tho Nolson Economist says:
"James Carroll was in from
Moyio Cily during the week- and
complains that the monopoly of
the public road claimed by Por
APRIL 2, 1898
1
ercantile   Co.
'LIMITED   LIABILITY,!
mk I ■ lill
1
Railroad Gontraotors and Hers similes
GROCER
ES, HARDWARE, DRYG00DS, SHOES. BLANKETS. MACKINAV
WISHING GOODS.
I
■iif?- m
I
I
Flour
Potatoes
*S*
Liquors Tobacco
the Celebes, killing
and injuring 200.
Russia is forwarding war ma-1 fl.om the onerous freight rates,
terials to the Orient, j especially on wheat, for whicli j
Prince Albert, of Belgium, has I Greenway has been lighting
arrived at New York.
Plaguo riots are reported in
Bombay, many persons being
killed.
Reacharie Topelius, the Swede
poet, historian and leterateur, is
dead.
Reports concerning Queen
Victoria's ill health are said to
long
Au order was recently issued
at Washington for the formation
of a new squadion of five ships at
Hampion Roads, the best'strategic point on the Atlantic coast.
The move is considered chiefly
defensive.   A bill is being pre-
like and will not allow the use of
the wharves formally hold by
Armstrong. If any one takes to
freighting in opposition to them
thoy are soon pressed into tho
service of the conl rue tors. Mr.
Carroll also states that the trade
of Fort Steele is being diverted
from Nelson by  reason of tha
exaggerated.
Germany is not prohibiting
entry of American fruit unaffected by San Jose scale.
Miners imprisoned by flood at
the colliery at Muirkirk, Scotland, have been rescued.
The Corean cabinet will impeach the foreign minister for
leasing Deer Island to Russia.
A block of warehouses on
Front street, Toronto, was gutted by lire. Several firemen
wore injured.
China has agreed to pay an indemnity for the kidnapping of a
Frenchman in Tonking by Chinese brigands.
Spanish troopsare said to have
captured several insurgent camps
and destroyed many huts and
h spitals.
Tho building of a first-class
Japanese cruiser is about to be
begun al Yokosukaa for the Mikado's government.
Confirmation has beon received
of the great lire at Manilla, from
whicli tho losses are estimated at
$8,000,000, with $1,100,000 insurance,
Russia's demands on China are
vigorously opposed by the Japanese minister at Pekin, and
vigorous action is threatened to
prevent China's yielding.
Owing to unexpected and continuous demands from Hong
Kong and Shanghai for coal for
naval requirements, the price of
Japanese coal has risen enormously in price.
Tho Government promised a
Kootenay deputation that the redistribution bill will provide for
six members for Koolenuy four
for West and two for Fast Kootonay.
Russia has leased Port Arthur
and Tallen Wan for ninety-nine
years. Russia will extend the
Siberian Railroad to these points.
The ports will be open for foreign trade under Russian laws.
pared for.the placing of the reg- rates charged by the Porters."
ular army on a hundred and four it strikes us Fort Steele would
thousand war footing. hayQ doM boUel. to hftve stuck
The reduced rates put in force 110 the Goldm route.—Golden Era.
by tho C.  P.  R.   from Pacific
coast points has largely increased the eastbound passenger
traffic by the Canadian line. The
day after the rates wero put iu
force from 'Frisco, Es passengers
left for tho const via tho boat
line and the C. P. R., on the following steamer there wore H7
passengers, and on todays' boat
thero were 120, all going overland by the C. P. R., passing
through the city and Port
Arthur.
Niagara—An ice bridge was
formed bolow tho falls which will
likely last for some days. This
is almost an annual affair, but
seldom so late. Great Hoes of
ice came down the river yesterday and wont over the falls,
hundreds of people watching
them.    The small river below
This is correct; and we assure
our Golden friends that Fort
Steele merchants did not seek or
want any change, but that, their
old friend, the C. P. R., i.s the
party actively engaged in tho
matter.
Dominion Engineer at Goldon.
On Monday Mr. Roy, Dominion Engineer for the Province,
arrived at Golden and was met
by Captain Bacon, who accompanied him to the landing, where
Uie dredge was inspected, and
Mr. Roy will make arrangements
for having it got ready for opera*
tions by the time the ice goes
out. A man has not yet been
appointed to tako charge for the
Cigars I
British Columbia.
Sole Agents for tho
Tms Steel
Hard Rock Wokk.
Sole Agent:.
Was ,'1,rk':'1."1''„,U^ "i.0"1:...^ I coming season, but it is probable
that llm appointment will be
offered lo Mr. Forster, of Vic-
ling over and all were jammed
together, a huge bridge from
shore to shore was formed.
If tho United Slates cannot
knock out Spain the Yanks
mighl drop us a line, and we will
have. Mann & Mackenzie look
into tho matter. As thoy are
about to clean up a good part of
Canada withoul any bloodshed
they might do something with
Spain and save many of America's blue-coated sons from early
and neglected graves.—The
Ledge.
Just as The World was going
to press a special wus received
from Ottawa to lhe effect that in
the event of lhe Senate throwing
out the Yukon Kailway bill-ami
that is more than probable the
Government will bring down a
new contract wilh Messrs. Mackenzie & Mann for the construction of a linu of railroad from
Teslin Lake to Alice Arm, at the
head of Portland Inlet, lt is
rumored that the subsidy will
tako tho form of part lands and
part cash.
toria, who was in charge of the
drudging work on the Columbia
some time ago. Captain Bacon
spoke highly to Mr. Roy of the
benefit to navigation from the result of last season's dredging
operations. Mr. Roy has been
most successful in thu important
work entrusted to his care in
various parts of the Province
sinco his appointment about a
year ago.
Shook by an Earthquake.
A. dispatch from Kingston,
Jamaica, says that several earthquake shocks wero felt last week
at Antigua, St. Kilts, Claude-
loupe and Montserrat on the
Leeward islands. Much damage
was done at Antigua.
READ.
THE PHOSPJECTOR,
Lake s
UiveruiiU
MERCHANTS
East
Kootenay.
Gallon Steel coupon
s guaranteed to be equal to Jessop's or Firths in all
Grows Nest Goal Gompanu,
s„,, te™ flgm p0tf(|er oompanu.
Mining Supplies a Specialty.
GEORGE GEARY.
Liveru, Feed & Sale Stable.
Fort Steele li.C.
SADDLE & PACK HORSES,
li:,\.MI\(i OF Al.l. KINDS A SPECIALTY
- JOHN WEIGHTS—
LIVEY,
FEED, AND
SALE STABLES.
Kalispel Mont.
Parties to und from Fort Steole
will find that this is tlm best place to
leave their stock, and obtain conveyances.
GRASSICK  ft DEMPSEY.
CONTRACTORS
AND
BUILDERS.
Fort  Steele  B.C.
Canadian Pacific Railway. i_
FROM OCEAN TO OCEAN. SMITH & LINDSAY,
When going East this line affords excellent ac- i,	
COlliraDilation for the traveller.    Splendid Tohaeeo Plains.   -   .   Montana
Diping Car Service, Palace Sleep- Highest Prioe
ing Cars, Through Tourist '  Paid for        *$**$>
Car Service. Furs.
earners leave Ft, inn, out mrs. sprague
Al lerta      for Owen Sound every Tuesday
Atiahasca  "       " "        "    Thursday
Mmiioha    "       " " "     Sunday
FOR INFORMATION ANB FULL PARTICULARS APPLY TO
IE K. WELLS, Agont, Goldon, li. 0
ROBERT KERR, Traffic Manager, Winnipeg, Man.
Fruit $ Confectionery
&    Notions of all kinds.
CIBAKS and TOBACCO.     f*
Fort ^teele Meat Company.
resh and Salt Meats always
on hand.
Rob wo 11 & Rodgera, Prop's.
Aveuue,      -      •     Fort SWule, li. C.
KALISPEIX, MONTANA.
Mm, Juraes Conlnn I
'*  .I. it. Rodgori -   Diunri'oiis.
"   W. A. dm roil )
Mas. E, It. Wr.iniKH, Manager.
Patients from fort Stoele, ami the
mines, will lie rocoived at reasonable
terms.   Put ratal apply to:
Hm. I R. libber, Manager.
KALWPBLL.  MONTANA. THK PROSPECTOR, FORT STEELE, B. C, APRIL 2, 1*-Tfl.
THU   PROSPECTOR,
IS   PUBLISHED   WEEKLY   IIY
THE  PROSPECTOR COMPANY.
A. .fl. GRACE. MANAGER.
THE PROSPECTOR, Is published
every Saturday, mid hns n guaranteed
circulation larger thnn nny other pupcr
in Kust Kootenuy. It is nil borne Printed
ond contains double the nows of uny
other paper In tho dlstrlet.
As un advertising medium it Is unexcelled.
Devoted lo lhe upbuilding of I*'orl Sleele. the
development of the vast mineral resources of
the Kasl Kootenay niinini; dislrict.
move of his in securing all and
every aid that has been secured
from the Government. If Col.
Baker expects this riding to support ami return him us the member from South East Kootenay
upon what he has done for the
district, he ought to throw into
the balances what he hits clone
for Col. linker, the Crow's Nest
Company, and the B. C. Southern Kailway, then see which will
outweigh tlie oilier, and give the
result interest for interesl, dollar
for dollar, value received by the
district, by Col. Baker and his
Subscriptions * 2.00 pit yeur.
Advertising rates made known on nppllealUm. | asswiates,   SO   tlllll    the   aVefagO
Contributions nre solicited from all parts of the
district, out all matter Intended for publtoatlon
must tin vc the writer's signature,
TUIC DADEP is kept on tlte at the adver-
lmO rnrCII tlslngageacyol Alaxunder
,vr, Suite F First National Bans* Building.]
Spokane Wash where contracts can ho mude
lor it
I elector can form a true estimate
of which has been the gainer,
the districl or Col, Baker.
044444444&
A blue pencil  J j
erosF in iliis square, * **
Indicates that your§ u>
subscription is now T ,,
due * "
If. >
®ije Uro-epectov.
SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 1898.
Tho Political Pot Commences to Boil.
ActivH political work has com
inenced in this dislrict. We
learn that Col. Baker is again iu
the Held and   wants the SUpporl
of this constituency, In asking
I'm* this support lie will base his
claim upon whal he has done for
the distriet in securing appro
priations, etc., for its improvement, and nul mi whul he lias
secured  for Col. Baker, and Ihe
THERE is considerable spec
ulation as to whom will
represent this constituency in
the local Government. I'p to
the present hour but one candidate has come out fully and declared his intention, though several others are said to have a
political bee buzzing in close,
proximity to would-be official
bonnets.
We have been reluctantly
forced to the conclusion that defeat, sure and certain, Es the fate
of the presenl Government. The
honest men of the Province have
determined that British Columbia shall have an honest Government, and we feel assured that
the good sense of the people will
decide the ooming contest, on Ihe
ground of whether they ,are or
aro not. satistii'd with the presenl
administration of public affairs
in lhis Province.
ll i.s openly asserted by many
that the redistribution bill will
not pass, and us confidently believed by others that it will be
passed in the iiileresls of weak
members who mighl carry certain portions of u dislrict, yet
sure of defeat, at the hands of the
electors of the whole riding. In
the Port Steele dislrict we favor
redistribution for theieason Ihal
lhis district is rapidly
MINISTER  OF   MINES'   REPORT
It Is Not Satisfactory to tho Miiiini;
Interests of East Kootonay.
Railway Construction—During
lhe past year tho construction
was begun of the Crow's Nest
Railway from Fort Macleod
through the ('row's Nesl Pass in
the Rocky mountains, thence
across the Kootenay valley. Ihe
valleys of lhe Moyie and (loat
rivers lo Kootenay lake, theuce
to Nelson. The company prom
Ises that trains will he running
over this road us fur us Kootonay luke by autumn,
'I'lie report suys: "Ilul littload
vance was made in Easl Koote
nay during lln* past year, as few
discoveries were mude or re
ported."  We.euiiliol see |\0\V lliis
cun be when ihe Recorder's
books show iiuu I.i>l'_' new locutions were made during ihe past
year.
■uu  Perry  ereek  ihe largo
quarta ledges received a good
deal   of  atteutiotl, ami  John   I'E
Hardman erected a Mump null 8ay fchtlt double thai  mint Ims
for testing purposes, bul there   boQn   oxpoude(]  ftl]  om.  E;lst
suit was thai this quartz, so far |\UOt(,nav
us prospected uud tested, proved   -The outlook for 1808 promises
a material inorease all around, as
j the near approach of the Crow's
' | Nest Railway will furnish the
cess."    The  true facts of  these only thing neede(J toforward the
mill tests on Perry oreek are that luterest8  of the distrU.t.   ,*   ,,
persons who run the mill did
beon kept back hy the want of
facilities for transportation.
Tho estimates show that tho
following amount has been invested in the purchase of claims:
I.ode claims $102,303
Placer claims    85,000
The above cannot he regarded
as a complete statement of tbe
full amount, as the majority of
transfers are placed al lhe usual
$1 consideration. This is done
for prudeUtial reasons anil in Ihe
interesl of contracting parties.
The expenditures In develop
ment and working of mineral
eliiiins has been as follows:
I.ode cluims 1*3188,700
Placer claims    40,000
The reports road Ihal but little
advance lias been made in Kust
Kootenuy during the pus! year.
The I'ael   llial 1(5287,700 has  been
oxponded In development work
shows iimi u largo advance has
been made, and when we say
lliul lhe above ainmliil was expended ill Ibe Porl Steele dislrict alone, il   would  he safe  lo
lfi Kootenay Valleys Co
UMITKD.
HEAD OFFICE, LONDON, ENGLAND
B. C. BRANCH OFFICES,... .NELSON and FORT STEELE
to be very lowgradeand to carry
very little gold llial could be
saved   by any   free-milling  pro
U. C. Southern, and Crow's Nest
Coul Companies,    We trust that
the Colonel will receive his reward und be returned to his
■ a in beautiful Cranbrook
where he can secure the rest
needed afler his severe exertions
in obtaining so many good things
for East Kootenay and Col.
Baker.
Col. Baker's representative arrived at Fort Steele on Thurs-
He  immediately   placed ,
!,.-    ,„ . ,     ..,",,•      not properly placed, and when
himself in touch with the elite, '■        '     '
i i. i*. the friends of the Govern-
I ment, and to a PRbSPECTOR reporter said:   "I am afraid that I   , .,,.,■,
der and not over the plates.   On
'*"," ',",. T" top of this was one and one-half
and shall do .    ,       .      .    .        ,. ,
inches of pulp from the second
. ,   test, and over one inch from the
surprised   that   Lol. I, ,  ,
,',,,.     ...     ,    third test
Baker should a*k this riding to
support him after he has been
assured time and again by many
of liis friends that this constitu-1 ,,.,.,.
,    .            ,.     ,,   ,  ,,      thus showing the utter incapacity
dont want him. that they   .  t. *   _ ,      '      '
T. G. PROCTOR, -   Gen'l   Manager
ROSS & HERCHMER,   -   Agents, Fort Steele.
FARM  LANDS
In proximity to CROWS NEST RAILWAY in Host Kootonay, within easy
ri'iirh of the bent market on earth for Stock unil Farm Probuoe bolng the natur-
ul Blipplj1 poinl for the miaou o( Kust nnil West Kooteniiy. Vou i'liu purchase
uny iiiiiouM yuu wish, frnni 20 ucres upwards. Stock ranches up to 6000 acres.
Five years time anil eusy payments for bona llile settlers.
Prices  Range from $2.50 upwards per acre
CORRESPONDENCE   SOLICITED.
SaTTownslte properties are now behijj laid ofT.   Keep your eycB on Rlfc
Hiver Orosslni; and Crow's Nest Landing.
th
not understand their business.
Only three tests were made, and
while the result may not have
been satisfactory, we submit the
following explanation as received
from interested parties: "The
plates attached to the mill were
not properly placed, and when
removed showed that in the first
test there was a layer of pulp
: two inches thick that passed un-
1 am here to work
the best I. can for the Colonel."
We  are  surprised   that  Col.
These facts were not
known and were only called to
the attention of Mr. Hardman
when the mill was closed down,
, .   ,, .    ,.    .,   J of  those who erected   the mill
have no further use for him, that!        . .. ....      ...
.        , , and the unreliability of the tests
his  past  services   have  shown       ,   „
,    , ,. •    ,,        .,•    , made.
Ihal lie bus politically outlived' . ,       .,
„ ,       .   .,    ,. . ■ The report gives considerable
his usefulness to the district *       °       , .  , * ,
„,,    _   . _.    ,    ...... space to Col. Bakers coal fields
The Port Steele district is rap- .' „     r,     .   AT   . „ ,
.     . , i.       ,    nn the  Crows Nest Pass, and
idly growing in population, also'
in population und  our  mining
ami
now recognized all over tin
minion, and tho electors of ibis
riding are determined to have a
as a large mining centre. Towns
are springing up in every direction, and what is most apparent
at this I hue is the fact that the
entire district wants to be repre
sented in the local House,
want a representative that is not
, .biased, that has a kindly feeling
^'in favor of all portions of the
D district and no particular town.
commercial importance ure ,.,,,,      j. . •
,, It is reported that the redistribution policy of the Government
is towards the reseating of Col.
, Maker.   We ure not surprised al
representative in the next House ....      .       ...   ,,
,         •,, ,     ,      ,   i ,   ,i    „.i,  !,, this, us it is m  keeping with all
tha   Will bedevilled to llle whole
„    .,     ...          ,-    ,   the corrupt movements of  the
o    Soulh   Eastern    Kootenuy. '.                           .
.,,      ,;. present Government.    J bis is a
Pei oral issues will not enter this >             ,
...     ... ,           •   |   „ most serious matter and effects
contest, which will be curried mi .
,     , ,, the district   al   large,   but we
pure v  oca   grounds,    in  tact, ,                                      ,    ,
think tliui the Government is of
the opinion that with a divisional
point ni  Windermere, taking in
all the southern portion of the
district, will enable the Colonel
to  return   with   colors   Hying.
Public meetings sliould at once
be held all over the district, and
every step taken to checkmate
makes a very good advertisement for the company.
Two small sentences are devoted to the North  Star  and
Sullivan properties.  Three lines
A  comprises the report on the St,
even*  elector  in   tie*   district!
should contend that ilu* contest
be carried on without reference
to Dominion affairs.
This constituency bus been
represented for u number of
years by the Hon. Col. James
Bilker who again will  ask to be
returned, on the grounds that he
ker fi r any movemen' "n l'11' partoi tne
t lovernment that is not in the interesl of the people and of this
dislrict.
Lei tbe people, the electors of
this riding, select their own
representative,   call   a    publio
bus been a persistenl wot*
the Interests of ibis riding and
that his devotion to the < lovernment has enabled him to obtain
more for the dislrict thnn could
be obtained  by any one not a
supporter of the present  Gov- .
11 ,, , .,       i,   ,  ,i meeting and consider who is thc
eminent.     ( ol. Baker has nolli .     	
.  .       ,, . ,■, best mull  qualified   to represent
[ng to expect from this constitu- .,,,,.,.,,.,';„ ,,,.. , '„„
ency. He bus forfeited his
position by an indiscriminate "" i"r'!
system of catering to the Interests of Col. Bilker und his B. C,
Southern associates. What Col,
Baker has done for this district
has been done as much  to en
, . ,      ,     r supply ii representative
nance the personal interests of|. '' ■       !
Col. Baker us to the promoting
„   ,    .  , rni ,.     r ruiil (lovernineiil party.
of the iiileresls of the balance of    ' '
the district.   Col, Baker nnd bis     If y||1|  W1|||l 8Ur0  |.,.|,inisim
associates   huve   acquired   the your investment buylotB.in Port
the districl iii the local House,
of party politics.
Then lei us support him and
show hy om* act ions by returning a good and reliable iiiiiii, a
mnn who has the whole distriot
(nol u part) ai heart, that wo can
'or this
districl withoul the aid of a cor-
largest anil most valuable pos
sessions is lhis section, and the
upbuilding of these vast possess
ions was a prime factor in every
Steele  the
Koolenuy
Queen Oity of Kust
READ.
THE PROSPECTOR
Eugene and   Moyie  groups  of
mines.
"No information is received or
at hand concerning the progress
of hydraulic mining on Wild
Horse creek'." We submit the
following report as ascertained
by a ProspeCTOH reporter:
Thirty thousand dollurs in gold
was reported at the Recorder's
olliee as the output. It is estimated that ?5,000 was taken out
which was not reported,
Two whole pages are devoted
to the Pyramid group of claims,
situated on Pyramid creek, a
tributary of the St. Mary's river.
There is no doubt that these
properties aro worthy of a more
extended report than is given,
but we fail to understand why
other and just as valuable properties are not mentioned, also
other facts of great interest to
thedistrlctat large. AsfarasEast
Kootenay is concerned it: would
bo far better without a report
than lho one presented by the
Minister of Mines,
Thu PitosnccTOK tenders the
following facts gleaned from the
records al. Fort Steele:
The year 1897 has been marked
not so much by the discovery of
new camps as hy the extension
and development in localities
where discoveries had been
made.
The output from the silver-
lead mines are restricted to the
carrying capacity of the steamers on tho Kootonuy river. At
the end of Ihe seuson Ihere was
a large quantity of ore still on
hand, the sleatners nol being
able to remove whal. had boen
hauled to llie river during the
wittier.    Development work bus
transportation for our ores.
LABOR.
The wage rate is as follows:
Por day
Carpenters  $8.00 to $4.00
Miners  3.50
Laborers   2.50
Blacksmiths   3.00 to  4.00
Lumbermen  2.00
KAILWAY CONSTRUCTION.
Laborers  If 1.50
Axemen   1.75
Drillmen  2.00
Hammermen  2.00
The supply of wage earners
has been equal to the demand
during tho past year.
The report also says that but
few new discoveries have beeu
made. We would call attention
to the important discoveries
on Luke creek, whore several
feet of solid galena were located
last July. Many new discoveries
were made in the vicinity of the
St. Eugene group and across the
lake. On Bull river new finds
are recorded. As a noteworthy
fact we mention the Morris
group of claims, a half interest
in which was sold conditionally
for 845.000. This group of claims
was located last fall. Tracy,
Sheep and Wasa creeks have
mude new and important additions to our mineral prospects of
lasl year. And Wild Horse
creek, more especially thc Enst
Pork, wns the scene of many
new discoveries. The famous
Coronado group of claims, now
well known to all mining men in
Canada and the United Slates,
with its immense lead of grey
copper, was discovered lusl July.
The Dodo group, an extension
of the Coranado group; the Colossal group, with its large lead
400 feet in width, were located
last year, and we could name Kid
other promising locations within
a distance of 12 miles, all located
in the past year. In IH<)7, the
year of few discoverios, 1,(142
new locations wore made, and
yet we are told thore were no
new discoveries that year.
In conclusion we are forced
to submit that Fort Steele district, and the whole of East
Kootenay, has not received a
favorable consideration in the
report of the Minister of Minos.
The Same Old Policy.
One of tlie few measures which
the Government has succeeded
in getting through the enemy's
lilies is the not unanticipated
Turner-I'ooley-Baker combination in securing a number of
papers iu Kast and West Kooten
ay and Yale. We are Informal
that a political editor associated
with the Colonist will contribute
the (,'hoice political "Bon Mols"
for the consolidated aggregation
Of government newspapers.
Place your advertisement in
Tiik Prospector,
[VICTORIA METALLURGICAL WORKS,
AND ASSAY OFFICE, , , .
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43 FORT STREET,  VICTORIA, B.C.
W. J. It. COWELL, I. A., F. I. S., MINING ENGINEER.
SOLE PROPRIETOR AND MANAGER.
GOLD ASSAY, $1.00,      GOLD AND SILVER, 81 50,
SILVER, 81.00, SILVER AND LEAD, 81..10,
LEAD, $1.00, GOLD, SILVER AND COPPER, 83.
OTHER METALS ON APPLICATION.
MILL TESTS:
The Stamp Mill has a capacity of 20 Tons a day.
The Chlorination Plant 2 Tons a day.
S. A. ROBERTS, P. L. S.,
Business Mgr.
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Drugs % Patent Medicines.
Finn TOILET SOAPS.
Pine IMPORTED PERFUMES.
Pine HA1H. TOOTH lind NAIL I1RUSH15S.
If   i)l   HI   JI   IR   ip
A. W. BLEASDELL,
Pioneer Drug Hall
Fort Steele, B. C.
Graduate Ontario College of Pharmacy.
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Sir H. H. Johnston. H. C. B.
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HIGHLAND CREAM is especially suited on account of its
absolute PURITY for use in hot climates. It enjoys the largest
sale of any Scotch Whiskey in India, Mexico, Central Africa
and South America.
^^H. G. PARSON,
SOLE AGENT,
Golden and Fort Steele, B. C.
P.J. CRUICKSHANK.
Fort Stoolo, B.C.
General Blacksmith,
HORSE SHOEINS,
AND JOBBING.
Mining Work a Specialty.
GERMAN BAKERY
AND
COFFEE HOUSE.
Home  made Bread and fresh.
ColToe at all hours.
FRANK PECKSTEIN.. PROSPECTOR, FORT STEELE, B. O, APRIL 2, 1808
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Everything new and first-class,
Choicest
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TELEGRAPH RATES.
From Fl. Sleele lo—        Day liight
KaliBpell * O.lu * O'.Cll
Spokane    1.16 .80
Scuttle    i:S6 .00
Victi.ria    1.95 1.30
Vancouver    l'j)6 1,80
.Montana points ■    {'i? 'S()
East cf Minnesota    1.59 1.10
Eastern Canada    1,50 1,26
Manitoba    1.85 .llll
Calgary    2.05 1.65
Golden    2.05 1.85
McLeod    1.90 1.56
®he -Inspector,
SATURDAY, Al'Ull.2, 1898.
To Whom it May Concern.
Advertise tlio resources of this
district, now is the time, the
people of tho oust aire turning
thoir eyes this way, and it would
be well to give them something
to think about. Fort Stoolo has
a richer country surrounding it
than nuy similar district on
earth, and all that is needed to
build it up is proper advertising.
Prospectors, when you are
outfitting for the season we desire to tell you that tho merchants of Port Steele, can furnish
you anything you want, and of
the best quality, as cheap as you
can purchase them anywhere in
the Province.
In future persons who desire
to have their names placed upon
the voters list must either present thoir application in person
to the Collector, or mako a statutory declaration before a Justice
of tho Peace.
It would bo advisable to all interested in honest government,
that a committee ho appointed
to see that this district is not
gerrymandered in the Interest
of any candidate,
Barnea Catches a Thief.
On Thursday a SwcJo secured
lodgings at the Oriental Hotel.
He was shown to a room on the
top floor.  Upon returning to the
office the landlord thought he
heard his lodger coming down
the stairs. His non-arrival at
the office gave rise to the suspicion that things were not as they
should be. The landlord went to
the first floor and found the
Swede at the bedside of another
lodger and quietly going through
his pockets. Landlord Stewart
immediately collared tho thief
and told liini that he had better
get out at onco. The would-be
thief hit the trail for beautiful
Cranbrook, Where lie was captured by Constable Barnes, who
furnished him with lodgings at
the jail, On Sunday night Mr
Swede by some means escaped,
and up to the present time has
not been recaptured.
SALISBUBY TO STEP DOWN.
British Premier Intimates His Desire
to Leavo Political Life.
London-—The Daily Chronicle
says:
"We learn that the long
cabinet council on Monday was
to consider an intimation from
tho Marquis of Salisbury of his
desire, acting under medical advice, to resign both the premiership and tlit; foreign secretary
ship. Our news is obtained from
a source usually trustworthy,
but the crisis may take a few
weeks to develop, the Queen
being abroad.
"Lord Salisbury's successors
are almost certain to be the Duko
of Devonshire as premier and
Mr. J. Balfour as secretary of
stale for foreign affairs."
A RUSSIAN SENSATION.
Discovery of Wholesale Bribory and
Corruption Among; Naval Oflieers.
Sabastopol- -As a result of the
discovery of serious and whole-
sale bribery and corruption, one
hundrod dock yard officials of the
Russian Black Sea fleet have
been arrested,    Admiral Kopy-
DR.   HUGH   WATT.
Fort Steele, B. C.
Snrgcofi to C, N. li*. Construction Cumps
CRANHtOOK TO WAHUNKH llinl MISSION
HOSPITAL.
itOUTE FOR THE WEEK.
ly-Hosiillnl.C'runlirook und McCarthy's
MoND
Camp.
TllKM
WliliK
Camps as far as Wardnor,
Bsiuv -Camps on return trip.
Tune DAY   Mission Hospital
FllIIMV
SATU1
SCXII.
Al home.
;0AY  Mission Hospital.
At Home.
(Sul
jeet to change on special call.)
WE CHARGE NO COMMISSION. E BUY RIGHT OUT
FURS
Full I'rici.s.   (Vim. ft Selection.
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H'ijm's mul Tiikh FuniMied Free.
NOTICE.
'nltJ* notice tlmt sixty flays utter date I will
apply tn thc Land Commissioner lit Fort Steoli
il. (,'. to purohaso the following unoccupied ami
unreser "etl Crown lauds from thc Government*
Commoicing nt a post plunted at lhe south
west cornor of lot 8379. Group I, Kootenay;
thonoo i orth 80 chains; thence west ki chains;
thence fouth ni chains to iho St. Mary's River;
theuce I tllowlnn the course of the mi id river
down steam to tho placo of commencement,
containinn IWD nercs more or les*.
SIMON K. LANE.
Dated this Mth day of March, A. D. IHM  1l-'J'J
IMMEDIATE REMITTANCES.
Hides, Pelts, Wool,
TALLOW, GINSENG, SENECA.
Write for Circular giving Latest Market Prices.
JflS. MCMILLAN & GO.
Inc.
NOCOMMISSIONCHnKOED
200-212 FIRST AVE. NORTH
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.
$200 REWARD.
leward of two hundred dollurs will be given for the arrest
of F: "
inansl.
Miehi
enay
ruary
ed Carson charged with
mghter of John Maki at
1 Creek, South East Koot-
B. C. on   the ilth  Feb-
I HUH,
DESCRIPTION.
80, Heigh I about
10 inches. Weight about
I'd piunds. Complexion ruddy,
reddiiih brown moustache, rest
fuf;e shaven, eyes sunken,
es sharp, addieted to nior-
temporarily lame from
recent accident. Is a professional gambler and frequenter of
houses of ill-fame, Has heen a
brakesman. Wore when last
seen i. light grey golf cap full in
front, over peak, grey Norfolk
jaokei with pleats and holt, long
brown overcoat, high arctic
overs toes.
Akmstuono,
"rok'incial Government Agent,
Port Steele, H. C.
Age about
5 feel
of
featui'
phine
NOTICE.
Notlco In hereby given that within sixty
days niter date I Intenil to nml;e application lo
the Ch.ef Commissioner of LaiUs mul Works
at Vletorln. II. C. for permission lo purchase
Uio following described hinds situated about
three miles ensl of the mouth of Palmers Hnr
creek In Kiwi Koolenuy. It. ('. Commenotng nt
a point known as the smith east cornel* nf Harry
Mittens npiillcution for pre-emption, thenee to
ohains east, thenee BO chains north, thence 411
chains wesl. lliruee wi chains south to the post
or beginning'
A. Vi. BLEASDELL.
Located March 18th, ISDS. 14.1s
NOTICE.
Notice Is herehy iflven that thlrly days
afler date I shall apply 10 tho UoldC(,mmU
sinner for a license to retail lhiuoron the premises known us tho Hotel Venosln at Fort Steele
II. REINEMAN.
Dated ihls Ist day of April, isi*.        14-19
Sullivan Diamond Drills
Most accurate and most economical prospect-
ins drills made.
Drills of all capacities, operated by hand or horse power, steam,
compressed air or electricity,
SULLIVAN MACHINERY COMPANY.
305 and 306 Rookery, Spokane, Wash.     •     •     .•     Chicago, 111.
KNIGHT & STONE, Agents.
CONTRACTORS FOR PROSPECTING' MINERAL LINOS.
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lolT, c niiiiianiler of the lleet, has
been dismissed. Five oflieers
committed suicide since the ai*
rest,
Address, THK PROSPECTOR CO., Fort Stoolo, B. C.
Pill in liliink linns, mul fiu'wir 1 In this office.
$2,00. I'm- Annum.        91.00. Sis Montln,
"»(""»-'»«9e9«!'sS'S9S9«9e^^
\ THE PROSPECTOR, PORT STEELE, B. CE, APRIL 2. 1F08.
DISTANCES
On Crow's Nost Railwuy Main Line
and Fort Steole Branch.
MAIN I.INS,
Mill's
LetabrldBO to Maoleod .in
Macleod to Crow's Nest l.uko tw
Crow's Nest Lake to Coal CreeK   ns
I'oiii Creek to Klk llivrr Crossing..,.
Kll; River Crossing to Wardner	
Wardner to Fort Steelo Junotlon....
FOIIT STEKLB BRANCH.
Port stct'ir Junction to Porl s,,'»'i>'.
Fort Steole to Nortli star Mine	
MAIN LINK.
Fort Steele Jum'iion tu Cranbrook
Cranbrook io Swansea	
Swansea lo Moyle Oity	
Moyle City to Ooat Hiver Summit
Q. H. Summit toG. R. l.iuullnii	
is
an electoral district interests of
so varied a character, Wo are
Informed the object of the move
jis, if possible, to secure a sent
: for Col. Baker at the coming
elections; but the resort to such
; trickery is not the way to gain
further support to this Government in its corrupt policy. It
must rather have the effect of
alienating support they would
otherwise have. Such a policy
could only have a serious effect
ou this part of the district unil
would mean practically its dis-
enfranchisement, Not that the
Government would take that into consideration if it answered
their purposes, but to the people
of Golden uml Donuld. uiul lo
iiie surrounding district, it is a
very serious matter, li means
making all this disiriei tributary
io Revelstoke, :md against this
every man who hns a soul of his
own ought io kick uud that
most vigorously. 11 the report
of this move proves to  bo   true,
public meetings ought to be held
ui Donald and Golden and everj
step taken to checkmate ii in the
interests of the people and ot
their district.
Lost. Stolon or Stray, ,1.
The abovi would make a very-
appropriate advertisement of enquiry as to where the public ■•>
tate has gone and :> going. A
return presented to tiie Provin*
. Parliament on the motion of
Mr. E' liams, EE V IE gives
some astounding revelations, lt
shows ;':,;:; close on eight million
a. es o pui '■ ■ -■ ite tave beeu
given away to railway charter-
mongers, and another two mil-'
lions applied for and to be given
im doubt in due course. Nearly
four millions alone wire given
and that of nickel from $1,188, l" the Columbia and Western
990 to $1,31111,170. The greatest Railway, only 1-7 miles in
increase,'however, is in gold. In •"■•-th* and the reservation for
189*1 the production of this metal ''"'• Baker's pet job, the B. C,
passed all records, and reached Southern, is 150 miles long. Is
S?,190,000. The Increase in lhe there "° patriotism or public;
12  months  was   I:';: per  cent, spirit in the people of the Prov-;
While  all   Hie   Hold   producing ince  wheD   such   scandalous up-j
districts of Canada contributed propriations of the public estate
lo llie enhanced production of are made t0 the Wends of the
that precious metal,  it is from Government   without    protest?
ll iscovery of tho placer mines How lonS is ;1 continuence of
in  the Yukon district  that the Ithis Policy to be tolerated?   Can
SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 1808.
Our Mining Interests.
Tin.' Geographical Survey of
i Eiaada has issue 1 its preliminary Statement of the mineral
production of Canada, It shows
a total yield of $28,789,000 an
Increase of $8,000, lOOover 1896,
and something more than double
the output of 1889. These n
turns show how thoroughly
awakened the Dominion has be
come to the possibilities ol
wealth stoied in the earth
throughout her wide domains.
British Columbia as was to be
expected, heads the list in point
of production. It marketed the
most silver and lead, and :.
greatly to the copper production.
Tin* greatest increase in the cop
per yield, however, was a* S id
bury, in Ontario. The value of
the copper product has grown
from $1,021,960 in 1896 to §1,5 E-
mio. or Ey close upon r,o percent.
The value of lhe silver output
increased in the same time from
$2,149,503 lo $3,822,905, thai of
lead from $721,159 to $1,396,
ST. MARY'S INN
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W. M. TITUS, Proprietor,
 FORT STEELE, B. C.
Best Accommodations in Fort Steele now
HH£      ready for guests.      HUE
PRICES REASONABLE.
Finest  location on corner of only Public Niptitro (SI. Mary s
Plaza) and Riverside Avenue.
A few Offices and Stores to rent in the building.
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I HOUSE     1
I Fort Steele, B. c.       1
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E WILLIAM  FORSYTE,   PROPRIETOR.                   2
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|   Queen's Hotel.
Two Goiiimodious Sample Rooms for Commercial Men
HAtiGAGE TBANSKKRKKU FREE
^    MOT ,1* COLD BATHS RATES tS PER DAY.
i
1 J. 6. Greene, Proprietor.
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R. Ci  SHIER,
PROPRIETOR.
Fort Steele.
Headquarters-***
TRAVELLERS
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Por Travellers and Mining Men-
Handsomely and Expensively Pur-
—nished. ■	
Everything new, First Class and
—Striotly Modern in every par-
—tioular.	
Home Comforts,-
larger proportion of the new
gold came Insl yeur. Trail creek
brouglii forth $1,000,000 in gold.
The records of the past two
yours in the three divisious
of minerul production nre us
follows:
Mi'tnlllr	
Noii-iilrtulllr	
Mriiiiiinil nnil rlaj  products     ''Iir,'lw
IS9T. IBM.
flll.lM.'.MI   (8,05S.B(5
IO.IWr.8lll     ll.IITB.IB8
ignite
the people not see that it means
n sorry day for British Columbia
in the future, nnd that this
policy is the hatching ground of
those monopolies which will
arise and attempt to crush tho
people, resulting iu labor
troubles and riots such as the
United States has weltered in of
late years as the product of a
similar policy?
Colonel Aberdeen.
The Governor General, Lord
Aberdeen, will shortly be gazetted honorary lieutenant-colonel
of the Governor General's Foot
Guards of Ottawa which is the
senior foot regiment of the Dominion.
Asbestos shows a gain in production between 1896 and 1897
from   12,250  Ions to 25.262 Ions.
The market value, however, fell
to $824,700 from $429,856, Coul
increased from 3,745,716 tons to
8,876,201 tons, but in value only
from $7,226,462 to $7,286,257.
Petroleum dropped both in output and value, the latter havingl The Nip and Tuck Bonded,
been $1,155,647 in lb96, and but The Nip und Tuck hydraulic
11,011,546 in 1897. Phospate isL0i,j graVel mine has been bond-
ceasing to hold a place, tn 1890 ,,,| through Messrs. J. M. Bu.v
the annual output was valued at „,„ g, Co., of Vancouver, for
$361,045; last year it was $3,984, $20,00Oand20 per cent in non-
Theso returns, while they show assessable shares in a new com-
the uncertainty of mining, in- pany to be formed by an English
dir.it,' the Eaci thai theDominion syndicate, who will pay$2,000in
is making fast  stride
particular lud istry.
in thut
Bedlrtributlon.
(Ooldeil Kr:i I
W ■■■  informed   on   pretty
good authoritj thai the Turner-
Pooley combination proposes as
one* of the features of their re
distribution policy, to amalga
mule the Noi'th Easl Kootenay
und North Wesl Kootenay dis
tricts in one electorate Thai
would  moan thai   the   Nakusp
cash on April 1st and the bal
unci' later on. The bond on the
Maude mine, for $90,000 is also
being taken up this week. This
'■ompany has about $10,000 eush
in band, Both the Nip and Tuck
.■mil Maude were floated by
Messrs. J, M, Buxton <t Co., and
have been very good ventures
for their respective shareholders,
Trouble on Elk Rivur.
There wus a shooting scrape
: the Loop on the Crow's Nest
disiriei, which properly belongs PagB lhl, othor d.,y    0no man
Revelstoke, would be cul
fired   ui  another  nml  the   hull
from there und udded loom'of ^nijed th„ hoad of a man namod
tho  southern  constituencies of o'Noll, forwhom il wus not in*
West Kootonaj   Goldon and the j ^nded.    O'Neil   look   tho  gun
Columbia Valley would in* joined f|.o||| |||(, would-bo murderorand
with Revelstoke, whon the two hammered him with It.
districts  havo  no  Interests  In
common whatever.    The mier a now Peer.
ests of Revelstoke Iio in tho val      Dublin,   Huron    Casllomaino
leys to the south und norlh. The has heen elected  ropresenlativi
H0 applies lo Golden, and il is | r, in place of Baron Clarinn,
utterly ridiculous to combine In'deceased.
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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I DALGARDNO  HOUSE.
PORT  STEELE B.C*
1     Now under the management of
R. D. MATHER.
Is a large and attractive Hotel
of quiet elegance in nil its
appointments,   -with a
j cusine oT superior
excellence.
Special rates by the month.
«WiKNvW<9niiiiHiiimniiin^^
FOR THE FORT STEELE
MINES!
Travellers, to and from
Fort Steele  6e Kalispell,
Will find the best of accommodations at
THE WEST
HOUSE.
C. M. Walker, Prop.
Kalispell Montana.
N. HANSON.
General Merchant AND
Liquor Dealer.
I i
**~ Manufacturer of all Kinds of Lumber. 3
£ A large assortment of seasoned 2
s£ Lumber and Shingles al- 2
£ ways  on  hand. 2
E Dimension Lumber a Specialty. 2
I     WASH --B.G.     j
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LUMBER CO.
FORT STEELE. B- C.
Manttiirerc ol and Dealers in
All Kinds of Rough and Dressed Lumber, Moulding and Building Material.
CALL   FOR    PRICES.
I   First Class   I
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lLodging House. J
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OPPOSITE THE  STEELE  HOUSE
PRICES TO SUIT EVERYBODY.
Mrs.   Levett    Prop.
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lUiiiiUiiiiuii THE PROSPECTOR, FORT STEELE, B. C, APRIL 2, 1808.
I
C. F. VENOSTA.
■mmi mm in uu mm
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 THE PROGRESS OF FOKT STEELE
ie Capital ol East Kootenay,
The Center of The Great Mining District Reached By
The  Crow's Nest Pass  Railway
C. F. VENOSTA.
SOLE >«1ENT,
FORT STEELE, B.C. THE PROSPECTOR, FORT STEELE, B. C, APRIL 2, 1S98.
E. A. ELTON &, CO.
Mining Brokers and
Commission Agents *
FORT   STEELE   -
Agents for
Nicholls <£- Bagshaw,
MINING ENGINEERS & BROKERS,  WINNIPEG, MAN.
Representing SANDYCROFT MACHINERY Co. limited
Stamps, Batteries & Accessories.
WALLACE, & Co. ltd. Cyanide Manufacturers.
J. BIRCH & Co. ltd. Merchants & Engineers.
All Classes Mining Machinery. EngJnes & Boilers, etc.
Correspondence Solicited.
Agents for
NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO.
TRAVELLERS ACCIDENT INSURANCE CO.
IMPERIAL FISE INSURANCE CO.
AGENTS
for the
.Mannheim Insurance Company.
We will insure money nnd packages to and front all parts
of the United States and Canada.
British Columbia.
or
Agents
FtJUMER
& KERFOOT.
ROYAL    MAIL
Passenger & Express Line,
 BETWEEN ——
GOLDEN   and   FORT   STEELE.
Stage leaves Port Steele every Saturday at 7-30 a. m.
Arrives it Golden Monday night.
Leaves Golden Tuesday at 7-30 a. in.
Arrives jit Fokt Steele Thursday night.
Correspondents in London, New York, Montreal
OPTIONS  CARRIED,  AMD  MINING  DEALS  TRANSACTED.
E.  A.   Elton &.
and Toronto.
Co,
©he tywzpectov
If you want to
buy lots in Tracy.
make money
SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 1898.
LOCAL NEWS NOTES.
George Bushby came In
Six-Mile creek on Monday.
from
The Geary Hotel inul Farm at
Windermere lo renl. Apply to
George Goury, or I. E, Harvey,
barrister, Port Steelo, B. C.  *
Alc.t Poison, owner of UieCor-
linndo group on Wild Horse
creek, came in on tho Kalispell
singe.
A tine morchftnts' lunch.at the
Venosta Restaurant every day at
12 o'clock.' *
The Weightinan stage from
Kalispell came ni on Tuesday.
A few new
waist pattern
Highwardons.
novelties in silk
; at  Mrs.  E.   J.
The Conse vatives of Fort
Steele held u preliminary moet-
ing on Tuesday evening.
As Boston is to the universe,
so Fort Steele i.s to this district-"tbo hub."
The sidewalk on Riverside avenue i.s rapidly approaching completion.
Be sure and havo your name
placed on the voters' list
Where is Tracy? *
The following parties have
purchased lots in Fort Steele
during the past week: Mr.
Bsterbrook, Winnipeg; Mr.
drier, Winnipeg; Mr. Creighton,
Toronto; Thos. Frizzell, Fort
Steele.
Tracy is 10 miles north of Fort
Sleele. 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 live miles of
the new town. *
A hand-ball and tennis court
is one of the attractions in town
"Mines Make Towns." Take
for instance Rossland, Sandon,
Butte, Leadville and hundreds of
others. One mine in Australia
supports a population of 40,000
people, the ore of which only
runs $2.75. Tracy will have 50
mines to support her. The ore
in some of them will run from
sti'i to *400. *
Now is the time to register
your name on the voters' list.
For a good business
nil on C. F. Venosln.
Purify    your   blood   in   the
location'spring.    A full   line  of  blood
*    ! medicines at the Pioneer Drug
Hall. *
The billiard table for the
Kootenay Club is oxpected next
week.
C. I'E Venosln has some choice
city property lor sale.
Tin* handsome new Roman
Catholic church at the Mission
will be dedicated on .Sunday with
appropriate ceremonies. It is
expected that ti large crowd will
;it tend from Fori Steele.
Please remember that Kootenay contains ouo-ttfth of the
population of the whole Province.
The Upper Columbia Navigation Company have decided to
station an agent at Windermere
during the coming season to look
after freight and punctually attend to the wants of shippers
and passengers. R. M. Wilson,
of the Golden Era office, has
been appointed to the place.
Sergeant Hefferman, of the
N. W. Mounted Police, arrived
at Fort Steele on Thursday.
We are indebted to Chas. Est-
mere, C. E., for maps of the Wild
Horse creek and North Star
mine.
Three teams came in from
Kalispell during the past week
loaded with goods for local merchants.
Hello, central! Tho telephone
wires reached Fort Steele on
Wednesday.
New Arrivals—As an indication of spring we note the arrival of a large number of robins
and blue birds in this vicinity.
Joe Walsh came in from Porry
creok on Thursday.
Grand millinery opening, Saturday evening from live until
ten o'clock. To each lady caller
a pair of undressed kids.   Mrs.
J. GOODNOUGH. *
Inspector Sanders of the N.W.
M. Police visited Fort Steolo on
Thursday.
Mr. Horchmer purchased a lot
in town this week.
United Stales and Cuba affairs
are again attracting the attention
of the
war'*1
public
Reduced prices on all winter
I- it war, or noIgoods, it will pay you to call at
I Gilpin & Lindsay. *
If you want a lol rn!
Venosta.
IE K
Sevral   lown
hands this week.
lot-,
The new hospital at St. Eu*
»     gene's   Mission   is   rapidly   ap
proaching completion and will hi
changed ready f"*' occupancy  inside of
two weeks.
Political Organization.
A large number of the Conservatives of Fort Steele on
Tuesday evening met at the office of T. T. McVittie and took
preliminary steps towards the
forming of a Liberal-Conservative Association. T. T. McVittie
was elected chairman, and N. A.
Wallinger, secretary. A committee of arrangements was selected consisting of the following;
D. Griffith, T. T. McVittie,
W. R. Ross, J. A. Harvey, W.
Carlin, A. W. Bleasdell, G. Wat-
sun, E. Bray, R. D. Mather, N.
A. Wallinger.
After the appointing of the
above committe the meeting adjourned, when a committee meeting was held and several matters
discussed. The following notice
was ordered published in the
local newspaper:
"liberal-conservative asso
CIATIOK.
"Notice is hereby given that a
meeting for the formation of a
Liberal-Conservative Association
for South East Kootenay, will be
held on Tuesday, April 19, 1898,
at 7:.'I0 ]>. in. at the Dalgardno
Hall.
"All parties interested are
earnestly requested to attend.
"Per Order of Committee."
Groceries and  Provisions.
TRICTLY WHOLESALE,
Kootenay
Supply
Company.
NELSON, B. C.
P O Box, 1114.
w
A First Class Assortment.
Carney Block, Baker Street.
THK SURVEYORS CHAIN MADE IT THE SHORTEST
TRANSCONTINENTAL ROUTE.
lt. is thi*: most modern in oquipinont; it iu tho heaviest railed lino;
There will bo a grand opening
of millinery goods on Saturday
evening at Mrs. J. Goodnough's
millinery store on Riverside avo
line.
■fort Sleek
Centre of lhi.*
is the distributing
ilistrict. *
Buy lots in Korl, Steele.
Business is on
Fort Steele.
the increase al
If you want a shave   A clean
and cool and refreshing shave
go to (Irez lhe Barber, next, the
International Hotel,
The local court was in session
during the past week, and a
number of small cases were tried.
The Spokesman-Review makes
an excellent point for Kootenay
in demonstrating thai lhe value
of the monthly mlnoral output
of lhis district is more than
equal to that of the famous Crip-
pie Creek district, Colorado.
Millinery
al  cosl, dot
'1  miss
lhe chance.
Al, Gilpin &
•  Lind-
say's.
tt
For Public Works in East Kootonay.
(S|iurlnl iliiHiinli'll lu TIIK I'ltiiHI'Ki'TillO
D Victoria, March III The estimates of expenditures for the
fiscal year have been passed.
The signs of the approaching
elect ions are seen iu the amounts
set aside for public works. Kasl,
Kootonay will get 1124,000, and
an extra appropriation of 1(12,000
for the Improvement of the trunk
road from Golden to Fort Steele,
and $2,000 for the trunk road
from Port Steele to the boundary line.
Ladies' Aid Society.
The Ladies' Aid Socie ty of the
Presbyterian Church mot at Mrs.
Mather's, on Thursday last, at
8 p. in.
Inter alia: It was agreed that
the publications "Sunbeam" and
"Lesson Card" be sent for to bo
used by the Sabbath School.
Also that the Presbyterian Sabbath School Leaflets be usod.
Tho paper "Forward" was
selected as the best to be used
by the Bible Class, and ordor
was given for it. Mrs. Martin
gave notieo to inaugurate the
"talent" scheme at some future
meeting. The question of the
i rgan was deferred for further
consideration. Il was agreed
that the next meeting bo held at
Mrs. Dimiok's on Thursday after
noon the Mth April, at!!o'clock.
Special business - frosh election
of offleo- bearers.
il, has a r
without a
employes;
GREAT
Northern
Railway.
irk ballast roadbed; it crosses no wind deserts; It was  built
IiukI grant or government aid; it in noted for cuurtosy of IU
it is the only lino serving meals on the a la carte plan.
THROUGH THE GRANDEST SCENERY IN AMERICA
HY DAYLIGHT.
for POftT STEELE and tho EAST KOOTENAY MINKS, Weekly
Stago   rom Kalispell,   Steainluiat communications from Jennings
during Simmer.   Quickest and Rest route to ull parts of the United
States, Eastern Canada and Europe.
For maps, tickets und complete inlormution call or address
nearest agont or
CG.DIXCN.Genera! Agent,
Spoku
io   Wash.
P.I.WHITNEY, fl. IE and T.
St. Paul, Minn.
A
Cieur d'Alene
HOTEL.
./■ 9
Is now
PORT STEELE, B. C.
McDONALP,     ■       •      -     Proprietor.
D. Balo visited Fort Steole on
Thursday.
open for the benefit of the travelling public
NKW-LY FURNISHED        MODERN IMPROVEMENTS
FIRST-CLASS IN EVERY RESPECT
The Dining Room is under the management of Mrs. Dnderhill
Best Cuisine in East Kootenay H0"E c°*"0"™
STEAMBOAT  LANDING  V ITHIN  ONE  MINUTE'S WALK.

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