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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1898.
No 40.
New Advertisements To-day,
!M- Mclnnes 4 Co I'nito 8
Miss Durlok    "   8
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INotlcu i.Inmcs W. Wlirwloll    "    8
OTOTATIONS FOB BAB SILVEB.
Prices Current at New York, London and San Francisco.
New York,  Sept. 28.— Silver oertiti
■liatas, (il(2>IS2c.
Bar silver, (ile.
Mexican dollars, 478c;
San   Francisco,    Sept.   28.—Silver
bars 008: Mexican dollars, 4(i((i'4ll}c.
London, Sept. 20.—Bur silver, closed
firm at 28id. per ounce.
OOPPER AND LEAD.
vNew York, Sept. 23.—Lake copper
ttea.2B@M2.37i.
Lead $4.@4.0B.
THE   MINERAL   CITY
Of East Kootenay. A Prosperous
Town With Shipping and Faying
Mines in Close Proximity.
The progress that Fort Steele
bas made within the past two
years has been most remarkable,
From a small hamlet of some
twelve or fifteen buildings, it has
grown to a substantial town
with a population of nearly one
thousand. The town is well laid
out: streets grader), handsome
government, public, mercantile
and private buildings; equipped
with a first-class water system;
jibe central offices of the telephone
and telegraph line, a lirst-class
fire department; large, modem
aud commodious hotels, public
■schools, churches, and many
beautiful residences. Port Steele
has never had a boom, but has
always enjoyed a large and
Steady volume of business, that
js increasing monthly.
SiOME   BIO    LOCAL   COMPANIES.
There are quite a number of
targe syndicates aud companies
#iat have their headquarters at
Jlort Steele, Among them are
•ffee East Kootenay consols with
3 (Capital of £500,000; Sullivan
Group Mining Company, representing Spokane capital: Port
Steele Development Syndicate
Co., with a capital of ,£50,1100;
The Moyie Placer Co. ; North
Star Mining Co., Nip & Tuck
Placer Miniug Co. ; Pyramid
Kootenay Co. ; Dibble Group
Mining Co. ; East Kootenay
Development Co., and many
others who have made and control large investments at Port
Steele.
The mines aud prospects in
the vicinity of Port Steele employ a large number of men.
Last year the North Star Co.
shipped nearly _',000 tons of ore,
and the Dibble group a small
amount sufficient for a mill run.
Among those that will ship during the coining year are tlie
North Star, Dibble* Sullivan,
St. Eugene, Moyie, Queon of tlu
Hills and Estella. Thoro are a
number of properties on Wild
Horse creek that will be able to
ship small quantities of rich ore
at an early date.
THE ADVENT OF THU C. N. H, it.
Despite the fact that the com
pletion of the B. C. Southern
railway was delayed from year
to year, and then transferred to
the C. P. R.. who have about
completed the railway, the Port
Steele district has been a constant shipper in a small way for
the past throe years; and now on
completion of the road contracts
have already been made for
future shipments.
EVIDENCE OF PROSPERITY.
The minos and prospocts in
the Port Steolo district are employing not less than 400 mon,and
this number is increasing monthly. We learn from tho recorder
that 500 certificates of improvements havo boen issued since the
1st. of .Tan., each certificate rep
resents (1100, or a total expend!
ture of $50,000; as compared
with last year tho increase is
about 100 per cent. Tho output
of ore this year was 1976 tons,
valued at $118,560; 9-J tons, valued at $1,387. In connection with
the above output of ore, we must
add this explanation, contracts
were let to the steamboat companies to their fullest capacity,
and this explains why the shipments were small. The North
Star can ship from 100
to 150 tons daily with
the necessary facilities for
transportation. It is estimated
that development work in
the district consists of
about 5,000 feet of tunnels
and shafts, of a total valuation
of 125,000. This large amount
does not include the work done
by prospectors in the development of properties in the way of
yearly assessment.
The following properties are
now in a stage of rapid development, and will without doubt add
very materially to the output
during the coming year:
A SHIPPER.
The North Star mine owned
by D. D, Mann and others of
Montreal, has been a constant
shipper for the past three years.
The development work consists of about 1500 feet of tunnels, drifts, aud shafts. A new
hoist has been placed on the
property during the past week.
On the 22-foot level a large block
of ore has been determined by
tunnels and cross-drifts, consid
ered to be the largest body of
silver-lead ore on the American
continent. Ore has been struck
on the 100-foot level. A large
double compartment shaft, now
under construction, will be sunk
300 feet. A road bed has been
commenced at the new shaft,
collecting with the main tunnel,
for the tramway down the mountain to connect with the railway.
It is reported that the North
Star will become a constant shipper as soon as the railway to the
mine is completed.
SULLIVAN GKODP.
Development work on this
property consists of three shafts
down 18, 52, 4(1 feet, and numerous cross-drifts. On this proi>
erty is one of the largest veins
of mineral ever discovered in
any country. The lead is in the
vicinity of 100 foet in width.
The Sullivan group consists of
the following claims, Hamlet,
Shylock aud Hope, It is expected that the Sullivan will ship
from 100 to 5(10 tons per day.
ST.  EUCIBNE MINE,
This property is situated on
the oast side of Moyie lake, and
is owned by James Cronin, John
Pinch and others of Spokane.
Development work consists of
about 1,000 feet of tunnels and
drifts. The vein is a large one
lying betweeu well defined walls.
On the dump is about 1,500 tons
of ore ready for shipment.
MOYIE    AND    QUEEN    OF     THE
HILLS.
This property has a well defined lead of 14 to 20 foet of galena; about 400 feet of tunnels
aud drifts have been run, all in
oro. Contracts have been made
with the railway company for
the transportation of oro. There
is no doubt that these properties
will become permanent and ox-
tensive shippers at an early date.
These properties are owned
by the Port Stoole Development
Co., of London, England.
LAKE SHORE.
This is another of the Moyie
properties that has a grand
showing of galena, Development work consists of several
hundred foot of tunnels and drifts
It will become a shipper at an
early date.
THE DIBBLE GROUP,
The Dibble group is situated
on Lost creek, about ten miles
from Port Steele. Development
work, consists of about, 1,000 feet
of tunnels and cuts. The ore is
very rich, averaging from $150
to $200 dollars to the ton, A
mill test made two years ago
averaged $103 net, to the ton.
This property is owned by a
Toronto syndicate, and will become a shipper next season.
Bill  CHIEF.
This property is located on
Bouldei' creek, about seven miles
from Port Steele. The vein is
about twelve feet wide, rich in
gold; recent assays have run as
high as $2,500 in gold. It is reported that a stamp mill will be
placed on the property at an
early date.
BLUE GROUSE.
This property is situated on
Sand creek. The tunnel is in
202 feet, and has a depth of 300
feet. The ore is a copper pyri-
ties carrying 8 to 21 per cent,
copper. The vein is about
15 feet iu width.
COLOSSAL GROUP.
ers of the Lucky Star group of
six claims. The development
work consists of a shaft that is
down 40 feet, and a drift at the
bottom of 15 feet. A second
shaft is down 15 feet,and an open
cut is 10 feet deep and 20 feet in
length. All these workings are
in pay-rock, which goes between
$4 and $5 to tho ton. The veins
are about 100 feet in width, and
a cross-cut on the cropping*
shows 50 feet of pay ore of the
above value, Mr. McKay estimates that this rock, with improved machinery, can be
mined and milled for $1.50 per
tou, which would leave a wide
margin for profit.,
It is with great satisfaction
that we note the steady development of the mineral claims all
over the district, and when we
consider that over 50 per cent of
these locations and mines, are
situated within a radius of
12 miles of Port Steele, we may
well be satisfied with the direct
march of improvement towards
the metropolis of East Kootenay,
It is also worthy of note, that,
investment in. mining properties
has increased JOO per cent during the past two months. The
j conservative mining promoter
This property is situated onland cai)italist whose readiness
Wild Horse creek about 10 miles j to iuV.est ,n the mines in and a.
from Port Steele. The tunnel Lovmd Port Steel6i and in fact
is in 82 feet, with a good show- iall om, the distl.ict, js the most
ing of ore, -'Iron sulpliu,-ets',.|1)1,actical  endorsoment   of   thc.
great wealth of the mineral resources of the Port Steele mining division of East Kootenay.
are being rapidly developed, and
tliere is every reason to believe
that another rich and extensive
mining district has been added
to the mineral crown of British
Columbia.
The main lead is about 400 feet
in width. The average value of
the ore is about $20 in gold aud
silver to the ton. It is said that
this ore is a perfect flux for all
lead products.
THE ESTELLA.
This property is situated on
Tracy creek about 12 miles from
Port Steele.' Development work
consists of n tunnel 520 feet in
length. Several leads run
through the claims. The first,
or what is called the Estella lead,
is 25 feet in width. The ore has
a value of 50 to 52 ounces in silver, 50 to (ill per cent lead, and
from $5 to $20 in gold. A smaller lead carries values to the extent of $22 in gold, silver and
copper. We learn that the owners will put in a compressor
plant in the near future; water
pipes for supplying the power
are now being put in. This
property will become a shipper
at an early date.
CORONADO GROUP.
Situated on Wild Horse creek,
about 12 miles from Port Steele
is the Coronado group. The
vein is about 25 feet in width,
carrying grey copper, arsenical
copper, bromide of copper, brittle silvor and gold. The owners
will crown grant the property at
once.
MINNIE M. GROUP,
Tnis property is situatod on
Tracy crook about 12 miles from
Port Steele, and has boen bonded
to the Port Steele Development
Co. The vein lies between porphyry walls, is about 8 feet wide
with a four-foot pay streak of
galena, which assays from $22
to $55 por ton,
EAST   FORK   OF   WILD    HOUSE.
In what is known as "Havey
Basin", on the East Pork of
Wild Horse, about 12 miles from
Port Stoolo, is situated some 20
or 30 claims, all having largo
ledges of pyrrhotito. These
ledges are covered witli an iron
cap, similar to those existing iu
tho Rossland district. Tho veins
vary from !) to 50 feet iu width,
cutting through a diorile formation, and are traceable for several miles,
MCKAY GROUP,
Don. McKay, who i.s a partner
witli .1. M. Burks, are the own-
St. Paul and Aurora.
On the west shore of Moyie
lake O..]. Johnson is busily engaged developing the Aurora
claim. The tunnel ,is in 00 feet,
with a good showing' of oro.
The Society Girl.
Chas. Farrell is running a tunnel on the Society Girl, and has
a remarkably good showing of
silver-lead ore. There is about
40 tons of good clean ore on the
dump. We learn that a wagon
road will soon be constructed to
connect with the St. Eugene
road. Mr. Farrell says that he
will ship ore as soon as the railroad is ready to receive it.
THE   WINDERMERE   DISTRICT.
A Virgin Field of Great Promise.
Rich Assays. But Little Prospected.
Reports from Toby creek receiv •
ed during the past week indicate
that region to be a virgin field of
great promise for the prospector.
Many prospectors well ktiown in
this district have made locations
at that point. Messrs. Mather,
Newell, Htutpt, Taylor and
Young are among those that consider that they havo struck it
rich.
Ore from the property of
Kimpton, Harrison and Stark,
was assayed at Fort Steele, and
gave tho following values:—032
ounces in silver, 20 per cent copper, $4 in gold. Another assay
gave 512 ounces in silvor, $4 in
gold; and the ore was not assayed for copper or lead. Wo learn
that a small amount will be
shippod to tho sampling works
at Kaslo—sufficient to make a
mill run, and a thorough tost of
tho ore.
Messrs, Collett and Starbird
have a number of men at work
on the Hot Punch, No, I shaft
is down 50 foot, cross-cuts run
from the bottom of the shaft, in
two directions for a distance of
20 feet, Shaft No. 2 is down 20
foot. Tho ore is a galena carry
ing gold, silvor, lead and copper
Somo rich samples of ore from
llaupt's claim wero on exhibition
around town during thi! past
wook.
The resources of this district
COPPER MINES OF EAST KOOTENAY.
North Fork of St, Mary's River.
Three Big Camps. The Most Promising in British Columbia.
The extensive development
work that has been done during
the past years on Pyramid and
Alki creeks, and on the North
Pork of the St. MaryEs river, has
shown beyond doubt that one of
the great mining centers of East
Kootenay will be established iu
that neighborhood. The most
extensive operators there, are
the Pyramid Kootenay Co..
Capt. T. D. Petty has had from
30 to 40 men constantly employed on the claims owned by that
company, and on each of them
from $500 to $1000 worth of work
has been done, while on several
four or five times that amount
has been expended in development work. A large number of
tunnels and drifts have been run
on the various claims. The
Comstock has a good showing of
mineral, and the largest ledge
or vein. The mineral is copper
and silver, with some gold; and
the pay streak on the Comstock
is not less than 12 feet wide, and
of extraordinary richness. A
fair sample across the vein as
saying $1,000 to the ton. The
Granite, Washington and Milton
claims are the next most, important; they all carry galena and
copper sulph ides. AVe learn that
development work will be continued during the winter, and
that contracts have been let for
several thousand feet of tunnels
and drifts.
Messrs. Petty and Yales have
a group of ten or more claims ou
what is known as Decella Basin.
The main lead through the Florence and Ruth claims is fully
40 feet in width. On the Apex;
Rex and Standard tlie various
veins are from 14 to 20 feet wide.
The ore on the Ruth and Florence is a pyrrhotite of copper; on
the other claims the ore is galena
ind copper. The assessment
work has been done on all these
claims.
Messrs. Petty, Longley and
McKinnon have a group of ten or
twelve claims in what is known
as Camp Longley, On all of
these claims there is a good
showing of copper ore and carbonates. The ledges are large;
on the Ross claim the ledge is
ovor 50 feet; the Decella has a
20-foot vein.
It is reported that Capt. Petty
has made a rich strike on two
claims during the past week.
The lodge on one claim is 15 feet
the other 8 feet wide.
Next year a large compressor
plant will be put in, and it is not
improbable that from 300 to 400
men will lie employed in tho
company's workings.
of men have been employed during the past month, a tunnel i.s
in 22 feet, witli a splendid showing of mineral.
Gold Bug. Tlie tunnel ou
this property is now in 55 feet,
with a good showing of carbonates.
Silver Bug. Assessment work
has been completed.
Bill Nye. This property is
situated on Trail creek, and has
a lead about. 11 feet in width.
The assessment work for this
year has been completed. The
ore is a quartz carrying galena.
Volger. On this property is a
well definedjlead, five feet wide.
Assessment work has just been
completed.,
Boyer Group. • Considerable
•work has been done on these
claims, numerous cross-cuts and
drifts have been made on the
surface. Mr. Boyer is now engaged sinking a shaft. At the
present workings tlie vein is 9
feet between walls. The ore is
a quart/, carrying gold, copper
and silver.
The Dupont Group.
These claims are situated on
the south side of Boulder creek,
and were located by H. K. High-
by, J. Quinlivan and H. L. Amine. The main ledge is a large
body of gold-bearing quartos, and
is exposed for llie full length of
the claim. Considerable development work has been done, and
a small force of men are now
employed in working the property. These claims are situated
directly aoross the creek from
the Big Cliief group, and it is
said thai the same lead runs
through both groups, The mines
iu this neighborhood can lo
easily worked, its tliere is plenty
of timber and water for nil mining purposes,
Boulder Crook Benin:**-;,
Two shifts are now al work on
this property, and another will
be put on today. A number of
prominent mining experts have
visited the properly, which hu3
received the approbation of all
who have seen it, Mr. E. IE
Egan returned on Wednesday,
aud reports that everything is
looking well; much better than
lie anticipated. Mr. James Cronin examined the mine on Thursday, und expressed himself as
well pleased with the conditions,
and that it will be a groat mine.
A large number of- beautiful
specimens were brought in during the past week.
Mining Notes.
Little Mag. Development
work is boing pushed on this
property; 10 men are employed,
Pyramid Group, We learn
today that a rich strikeof galena
has been made ou one of lhe
claims of the Pyramid group.
Lone Star and Equator. No. I
tunnel on this property is now in
-15 foet, and No, 2 tunnel about
20 foot. 11 is reported that there
is a good showing of oro on
these claims.
St. Marys. On the North
Fork of the St. Marys rivor a
largo number of men are employed developing some gold
properties.
Fourth of July.   A small force
New Mail Service.
A semi-weekly mail service
has been established on the
Crow's Nest railway from Ma-
cloud west as far as Cranbrook.
In a short time il is expected
that there will lie a daily train
service through to Kootenay
Lake. All eastern mail matter
for the Port Steele districl will
now come in by the way of
Macloud. This will include Fort
Steele, Wasa, Tracy, Ferule,
Wardner, Cranbrook, Moyie
City, Swansea, SI. Eugene Mission aud all olher points in the
districl.
Newspaper Postage.
The postal acl of last session
which rcimposos postage, upon
newspapers does nol apply in
weekly and monthly publications
addressed to places within a circular area of n diameter not ox-
needing 10 miles.
Prosbyterian Service,
Service will he held iu the now
church at II a. in. The Rev,
Mr. Ball, Cranbrook, will preach,
All welcome. Sabbath School al
!) p. m. ns usual. THE PROSPECTOR, PORT STEELE, B. C, OCTOBER 1. l«n°.
•,L1( ICNCK AUTHORISING  AN  RX-
TKA-I'KOVI.NCIAI. COMPANY
TO CAKHY ON lll'SlNKss.
"Companies Act, 18!)"."
Canada: I
'Province of British Columbia, i
No. 106,
T
suo, mnko, draw, accept and negotiate.
perpetual or redeemable debentures or
douonuire hUstsM, hills or exeiianii'e,
j promissory notes, oi- otlii'i* olilljjatiims
| tn* negotiable instruments:
] [it) To soil, lot, dovolop, dispose of,
I or otherwise dual tvlth too lindei'talc-
! Iiii***, or all or iiny part of tlio property
[of tho Company, upon any tonus, wttii
jpower to accept as the consideration
any shares, stocks, or obligations of
Liquor License.
HIS IS TO CKKTIFY  that "The anj- other oompany:
Kast'Kool enay Consols, Limited,"]    '„, Tl, imj, pu, of tlu, funds
is authorized and lioensed to carry on
of
business within the Province of British I th(, lm.mi,um. ,.,
Columbia, and to carry out orelleet all
or uny of the objects hereinafter set
forth to which the legislative authority
Company all expenses of or incident, lo
iiratlon. ami adver-
I tisingof tlie Company and the issue of
lits capital, inclndiiiK*  brokerage and
,    ,     . , ,,,•■,,.,     i ■■   commissions for obtaining applications
of the Legislature of British t oluiubni, fm, m, ||lm,i||f,. s]m,e^ .1|ld Ul u,)|)lyj ,lt
extends. . ;    tlieeosi of the Coinpnnv. to Parliament.
The head olliee of the    umpiiiiv ,s, f extension of  lhe  Company's
situate at   ui,   New Broad Street,- in pmvel,s'.
iho Cityof London, England, '    , ,„'      ,    ,     ,.       ,        ,
The 'amount of the capital of the U» I'omokts donations to such por.
Comuauyts.£150,000, divided into loll,-!s'"'s ilm* '" sl»'1* oases, and cither In
-WK.I shares of fl each.
The head ofilce of the Coiupany in
this Province is situate at Fort Steele.
NOTICE.
Nutln* Is lie-roily ttivon Unit I shiill apply m
ilu* Oold Commissioner for it I'eiiewiil or my
llconso lo rciull ll.juoi*ou tlm premlsys Itndwii
iis the Central Hotol, Mt Btoolo.
HENRY U'. IllilOW.
Dniod nt Fort Sleolo Iliis*KlUi ilu.v ol s,>p-
lomlior, isiis. !is-.f5
hOTICE.
Notii.t* Is liereliy Klveil Unit 1 will npply ti*
tlie tiolil roiniiiissloiii'i' ror a truiisfoi'of my re-
t ll tl liiiaOl* license I'l't'ill Ilii' Koolenuy Hotel ul
Crow's Nesl l.nndltie. to the lyootennj Hotel nt
Tobacco I'lnins.
John Mott,
llnleil Anu. ill. I!**. ;li!-.|tl
1 W, K. JOHNSON A. (**. 1,'OIIKIISON j
JOHNSON & ROBE
MINING    BROKERS,
Fort Steele, B. C.
, iiimit'V nr
o.T.u
Information Wanted.
Information   waiitad  oi
kind.
as may
mi alio
and .liiinos White Robertson Young,
■manager of lhe < ompany. whose address *
is Fort Steele aforesaid*, is the attorney
for the Company.
The objects for which tho Company
has been established are.*
[it.) to acquire anygold mines, min-;
■ing rights, ami auriferous land in Brit- -
isli i 'olunibia. or- any other part of the
world, or any concessions, grunts, decrees, rights, powers, privileges, or
contracts from any company, stale, i
sovereign, or authority, whicli may
seem to the < 'ompuny capable of being
-turned to account, and to work, develop, carry out. exercise, ami turn to account lhe sume;
ih. ■ To search for. prospeel, examine
and explore any territories and places
■in Hrilish Columbia, or any otlier part
of the world, and to employ and equip
expeditions, explorers, experts, and
Dther agents:
(ci To locate or otherwise acquire
auy raining claims, mines, mining
rights, aud metalliferous land in British
Columbia, or any other part tif the
world, and to explore, work, develop,
and turn to account the same:
ill.) To crush, win. get, quarry, smelt,
calcine, retine, dress, amalgamate,
manipulate, and prepare for market
auriferous quartz and on*, and mineral
substances of all kinds, whether auriferous or not. and to carry on any other
•metallurgical operations which may
jeem couduei ve to any of the l 'ompany'?
objects:
(e; To buy. sell, reiine and deal in
specie,   coin   and  precious
iu partnership or couji
anv oth
person,  hi
tipnny. am
in tiny
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wintry
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tion with
intion, or
art or ihe world:
Couipiuiy ui bo
id fn any foreign
iu any eolom or
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from W.
license
Mill,Ih'll
NOTICE,
e Is hei'eli.v (,-ivon llllll 1 shall npply te
Cotiiaiissiotiei* forii ini nst'iol license
,1. Woo.Hoid.tomeT, .1. Welliiuin, sniil | I'll liUB.II
s i,, rotnll liquor at 11
ai l.'rnnbiTiok. n. r.
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incidental or couilucivi
ment of the above objects.
Given under lir*, hand and seal of
olliee at Victoria, province of Brilisli;
Columbia, thin mill day of August, one
thousand eight hundred and ninety-1
eight.
[L.S.]        S. Y. WOOTTON,
lieijLitnir uf .luiul Stock I 'umr„nhs.
NOTICE.
■Uy ctvrn Unit tllli*
Pltly lu III ■ llcl,11
ease to rotnll lliiaov on tl
the Hotel lilmliri-ley. lo
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NOTICE.
Nottee K herety mvi-n that no-ittysi
u* I iiiienii io upply to the Chief Couunls-
. uiul Works ut Victoria. H. 1
o ptuvlutse tbe following ilesci
NOTICE.
.-ive notice Uiiii tlilrty tl;
pply to tin* Until i 'oniiittssloiier n
l-'ort Steele lor n license to tii lli'iiui* t,y rent
ou Ule premises lo tie known n> lln* '„l„l
NilSgtlt Hotel nt t'ratistviiit'ily It. ('.
l-'KANK Mii'AIII'..
Dnte;: Setueinliei' istii, isiis, *is-«
O'Gnuly who loft 0 Un wit a your
ago lo work on llio Crow's N'osl
Pass Railway.      flu  was  Insl
lllllll'll   (if   lllll    loth   (ll   ,1||I1U, III!
Inul jusl come oul. of IheiHrispi-
\n,y information of Iiiiii
iiioiei,j wj|| I,,, iiinuidiiiiy, recoivwl by I
I liis brother,
Thomas U'llitAiiv,
Ottawa, Percy Sinvl Soulli.
TIIK COLLEGE
CALGARY, .NE W. T.
High class school fur boys. Hood
business education. .Special preparation for University and IVofcssI i!
entrance.   Por terms, etc., apply to
ui*:v, \v. r; i'kuiun,
Principal,
The College, Calgary, NE VV. T,
t^l'iill Term ('iniuncnces Sept. lulh.
Moyie Hotel
Moul^CitU, B. G,
First class accommodation for travelling public.    A woll utockoil bar.
(Iood stabling',
C. CAMPBELL, PROPRIETOR.
Teams leave Port Steelo Tuesdays Fridays and Saturdays at
^'d!7 a.m. lor Elliott's Landing, con-
port steele minikg
association;
Thoinins MdVtttiu,
0. S, Vv\v.w)l
N. A. WitlliUHBi'.
K. C. Smith.
Wlllluin Huillie.
tfiw-j-t-Mtry
noctln
Ciliy.
Himt«
4* with  boats   for  Moyie
I'nn hp (nul nny tliiy m KUinLi's.
Miirlu'i'.tjijk. St'itiii
C.  Ootninfi-inctiap ui
er oi Laiuis
peruiis-Mon i
p;ircel of inud sin
East Kwivtiiiy Dist
U)t- uorEh wiffist corm-'r n( t.ut ISaS, them't* norlh
4i> L-hiitti--. tlien-j-e f«snM chains, theuce soutlt
"181'hains. theuce west 4U chains to lhe pust ul
beKimitn^.  CoiittutiiR-r ui all IW> acres.
Lot-atetl thi-* tfta d«j' of .Ixily, is>H.
HyCHAS. ESI'MEItK.  3l-8fl
NOTICE.
[ut |      Notice .is hereby fftven thut thirty tluys
tou- fatter time we will ayply to the (}'jkl Connuis-
, for j sicut'i' ut Port Stetile for u license to soil liquor
tbeiljhy retail tn our promises, at Swuiisl';*., known
as ilu* Swansea
In tht'Sinuli
ti. C.
Chow's N't^
Swansea, At
Ho
'I.
i Division of Kust Kootenuy,
DKVKlAlI'MKN'l'
■usi i-itii. im.
NOTICE,
eby Ktveu tha". si:
apply to the Chief
Alia
Compau,
Xotice i> h
date I .ntemi t<
er or Lamls and Wurks at
permission to purchase
parcel of lumi.  Cowme
diay> after
'tnniksion-
ictoria. B. G. for
following described
ij: iu iiie norlb west
NOTICE,
reimtits liue the \i. J. .Scluif-'cl Lumber
etilul within the next ten
;B, .1. SCHAG'Et Co.
isi he:
bullion,
metals:
(/) To acquire Iiy grant, .seiei.'tion, | corner of Lot im.G. 1. ttieove west ;JU elmins
piU'Chaae, lease, or Otherwise, antt to {more or less to the north ea.st corner of Lot
develop tin.1 resources of ami turn to ae- \ s!3TL G- i- thence ^outh -fu ehains to the south
count any lands, and any rights over or [east corner of Lot aari. 0. l. thence eastijo
Connected with land belonging to or in 'chains more or ios io south we«*t corner of Lot
which the (.'ompany is interested, and j VM. thence north 4'» ehains to post of bouin-
in particular by laying out townsitcs ■ ning. Contatninjr in ail i-.i) acres more or les,*,.
and preparing the same for building, i LacuteiLluly wth.lSflS-
lettiii|4* on building lease nr agreement, By A. v. HOWARD
advancing monoy i<». or'entering'.into'] ivr \i o. jenxixgs Avem,
contracts with builders, tenants, and,	
others,   clearing,   draining,   fencing, ■ NOTICE,
planting, cultivating, building improv-1     NotlcoK howUy ^veil tllut ^ixiy dliystlftei.
farming,  irrigating, and  hy; P';c-:,|ate Uuteud to apply to the Chief Commission-
Certificate of Improvements.
by
moting immigration anil the establishment ol" towns, villages and /settlements:
(tj) To carry on business as merchant, storekeepers, miners, farmers,
stockmen, graziers, carriers, builders
and contractors, brick-makers, ami till
kinds tii agency linsiness,and any olher
kind of business which seems calculated
directly or Indirectly, to further thc
working and development, of any concessions, riphtsor property oT the Company, or otherwise to benoiit the (.'ompany. and Ut undertake and execute any
trusts the undertaking whereof may
seem desirable, ami either gratuitously
or otherwise:
1/ij To carry mil, establish, construct,
maintain, improve, manage, work, control, and superintend any roads, ways,
tramways, railways, bridges, reservoirs, water-courses, wharves, embankments, telegraphs, telephones, saw-1
mills, smelting and other works, furnaces,   factories,   warehouses,  hotels, H° clmlns t0 soutl1 east corner ot-lpt S808 G. 1
r of Limits ami Works at Victoria, li. C. for
permission to purchase the following described
piece of land. Commencin*-' tit a post placed
near the Nortli Star wngon road on south side
of Murk creek, theni1" north 40 chains, thene.
east HJcliaitis. thence south 40 chains, tlumce
west M chains to post of bepfuninj:. 'I'he above
parcel of land is known on the Government
HeemdsusLotSiri, ii, I. Eust Kootenay Distriot. B. C.
Located July IKUi.lSiiS.
B.VA.F. HOWARD
Per H. O. JENNINGS Ancnt.
NOTICE.
I, the uiulurstgnccl* hereby give notice tlmt
sixty dnys after dnte 1 intend to upply to thc
Chief Commissioner of Laiuis nml Works at
Victoria for permission to purchase Itlo acres
of lam) described af follows: Situated between
lot im and lot am. Commencing nttlm north
east corner of lot :w:iBG. I. thoncts running uorth
NOTICE.
Quuntrell Mining Claim situate in the Fort
Steele Mining Division oi Kast Kootenay District.
Where loeated:-On Huckleberry lllll. "JO
miles west of Fort Sleele.
Tuke notice that 1. K. 0. -lennhms. ugent
for Frederick John Smith of Glasgow. Scotland
Free Miner's Certltlcate No. |(l|58 a. intend
sixty days from the date hereof tti apply to the
Mining Recorder for u Certlileute of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining n Crown
Grant of tbe above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section 11", must be commenced before the issuance of such Certlllcato of Improvements,
R, 0. JENNINGS.
Dated this 24th day of August, ifeifl
UDMIII & GO.
House, Sign and Ornamental Painters
Paper Hanging and Decorating
Leave orders at
ROBSON & RODGBRS
Shaving if! Hair Dressing Parlor
0]l\wi lh* llie liili'i-iiullontil Hotel
FORT   STEELE, B. C.
Liiclios iiiiiI Ohilcli'Gu hair ciil.ting
and (,'l.itwiipooiiig',   All kinds
nf Iiuir work a specialty
A. J.GREZ, -   -  Proprietor.
ESTELLA HOUSE
Al. Muntx,   -■  -   Proprietor
TRACY, B. 0.
Excellent   accommodation   for
Man and Beast,     Tlie Bar
is well supplied witli the
Finest Brands of Liquorsliml Cigars
'I'lie rotruliir uici'tiuK-s of tho asKoelivjimis
will hi* held on the 1st mnl :ird Satunla.n* Iw
every month.
All  possible  inrorimition   will  be lurovVij-
ed   by  iilio  Association, upon ilpplIeaMoiBAffl
Wlllium Huillie. Hec. Port Sioulv, Pf.-iC'.
Professional,.
I'nirr Sti:ki,k 1)i;vi-xiii,.mknt.svnihi'Atk' r*w
IH8 bi'iideiiiitiil Sli'oet..boiHlon, iilnKlamr..
N. A. WALLINGER,      PORT STEELS*
POST OKPIOB MUX K.
THOMAS' McVITTIK.
P.L.S. <£ C.E^
Port Steele B.C.
FORT STEELE
Assay     Office
(Established tsn;i)
WALLINGER   St   NELSON,   AMALGAMATORS.
Sitm]iles may bo left lit Assay utfiue or
with E'. A. (Olton & Co.
//. L CUMMINS,
P.l.,,y, ii) (J,Er.
Port Steelo B.C.
W. K.JTOS8. H. W. HKKUriWKSt
ROSS&HERCttMEIL
Barristers    -     -     Solicitors
GHASSICK & OEMPSEY.
CONTRACTORS
AND
BUILDBRS.
Fort  Steele  B.C
tritii.s|i«rt ami postal arrangements, \
*-laii(!s, stores, shops, stations, and
otlier works and eonveniences for the
working and development of any eon-
et-rsion, rights or jn'ojierty of the Company. aruUo contribute to or assist hi
or e'untraot foi1 the earrying out. esiab-1
iishment, eonstruetion, maintenance, j
improvement, management, working j
control, or superintendence of the same;!
((.') To purchase, hire, or otherwise!
actjuire. use, maintain, sell, exchanj
or oiherwi
thenre west-10 elmins to south west eoiner of
above lot $Bli 0. I, theneo-m ehains south to
north west eorner of lot itUM Ci. I. thenee •)<!
ehains east to point of eommeneemeut.
ALKX. A. CAMKKON.
Duteil August IB, 181IS. 8-1-4!*:
NOTICE
Stonewall Jnekso:i Mineral Claim situate
in the Port Steele Mining Division ol Kast
Kootenay Distriot,
Where loeuted:~On Huekleberry Hill, Hi
miles wesl of Fort Steele.
Take notieo thai 1, li. O. .lennhiKs, ugent
for Prederiek John Smith of (Jhisjrow, Scotland-
Free Miner's Cortiiicate No. UllftS a, intend
sixty days from the da tt*-; hereof, lo apply to thc
Mining Kei'order for a Ceitllleitle of Improvements Tor the purpose of olitiiiniug a Crown
Dram of the above claim.
And further take notice Unil notion, under
section :ti. must be commenced before the issuance of sueh Certificate of Improvements.
It. O.JENNINGS.
Dated this 2lth day of August. IMS
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given thut sixty days iiftcv
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works at Victoria, ti, C. for
permission to pureliuse the following described
deal with or dispose of iind ! P'O'L'el of land:  Commencing at the north west
... ■  ■ i ..„-.,„„ „r r ...  idtto  i>    >   .l,..„„™ *...,„.i   mt  ,.ti..I>...
turn to account all plant, machinery,
live and deadstock, implements, stores,
and materials of every kind requisite
for any of the purposes of the Company,
and to acquire hy purchase, lease
otherwise, any lands or buildings, t
or personal properly, easements, rights
or privileges which the Company may
think suitable or convenient for any
purposes of ita business;
(,/*) To acquire and carry on al! or any
part tif thf business or property, and to
undertake any liabilities of any person,
firm, association or company possessed
of property suitable for any of th
poses of tnis Company, or carrying
any business which this ('ompany is
authorised to carry on, or which can be
conveniently carried on ii> connection
with the same, or may seem to the
Company calculated, directly or indirectly, to benefit this Company, and as
tin- consideration fur the same to pay
rush or to issue any ■'hare.-, stocks, or
obligations of the < 'ompany. and to enter into working arrangements, con-
eornor of Lot 1338. 0. I. thence west 3D uhains
more or less, to the north enst corner of Lot
*J3"1,0.1. thence south 40 ehains lo south east
corner ot Lot 23-T1, thenee east 30 chains more
less to south west eorner of Lot 1358. thence
■ul j north -in chains to post nf beginning. Contain-
US j ing in all I'i" acres more or less.
N. A. WALLJNGBU.
Dateii Sept. Iflth, UM. 3it-4f
NOTICE.
(Jfl days from ditto 1 intend to apply io the
.Commissioner of Lands und Works. Victoria
l'1"'"; foi permission to piirebasi? the following vacant
lands, situated on Wild Horse ereek: Commencing at an Initial post planted ut the south
west cornet* of Lot *>ui'; tlienee following the
soutli boundary of .Lot :>".' -10 chains east:
tlienee Hi eliHiiis north following the eastbouiid-
in-y ol IA 280U; ihenee SO ehains cast*, thenee
W chains small to Ben Hugh's pre-emption;
thenee SO ehains west to the llleasdell purchase;
thenee io eliiiins north to the north oast curlier
of Blensdell's purchase: thenee -id chains west
along norlh boundary of Men Midi's pureliuse:
tracts and agreements with other com- j Tll(;m,, iUcmm nort1, t(l |)(lillt of ammmii.
pantes antl persons; | ment) hl;iw f)1 ull immV(iH mm. M |,.KHi
A. W. MeVITTiK
NOTICE.
Midget Fraction Mineral Claim situate in
the Fort. Steelo Mining Division of Bust Kootenay Disti'iut.
Where loeated:-On Huckleberry Hill, 2U
miles wust of Fort Steele.
Take notlco thut I, 11. 0. Joimings, ugent
for Frederleit John Smith of Glasgow. Scotland, Free Miner's Certillcate No, 10158 A, intend sixtj days from the date hereof, to apply
lo the Mining Heeorder for a C'ertilleato of Improvements, for the parpose of obtaining a
Crown Oram or the nbove claim.
And further luke notice that action, under
seotion Si. must be commenced before the issuance oj such Certillctito of Improvements,
H.0, JENNINGS.
Dated this'-Mih duy of August. I81W
DRESSMAKING
ALL THE LATEST FASHIONS
Rocky Mountain Avenue
MRS. HARWOOD
MISS DURICK,
MILLINERY and DRESSMAKING
MKS- .1. GOOIJNOUGH
PARLORS, RIVERSIDE AVENUE.
Port Steele, B. C.
--JOHN WEIGHT-MAN --
LJV'E'Y,
FEED, AND
SALE STABLES.
Kalispel Mont.
Parties to und from Port Steolo
will find that this is the best place to
leave their stock, und obtain conveyances,
NOTARIES PUBLIC
CONVEYANCERS, . .
Fort Steele, B.  fr
T.   EDE
LANDS and MINES
NOTARY PUBLIC
■    CONVEYANCER
Fort Steele,    -     -*•    B. C
Geo. s. McCartor, ,1. A. Hnmja'-
HARVEY & MoCARTBR
ISttrristr-rs, Solicitors,  Notaries I'ubhsr.
Conreyancers etc.
FORT STEELE, B. C.
BliVBLSTOKE STATION uiu) GOLDEN,**
COLLECTIONS    PROMPTLY    MADEL,
DAYID  GOLDBURG
KALISPELL,       -      -       MONTANA.
Wholesale dealer in Confectionery, Fruit, Nuts, &c, &c.
Cigars & Tobacco.
L, COHIN
TAILOR
AND IMPORTER OF
FINE WOOLLENS
Rooky Mountain Avenue
fort Steele, B. G.
NOTICE.
Utopia No. I! Mlti-Ji'iil Clulm sluiauj In Uio
Porl Steolo Mlnliitf Dlvlsloii of Kast Ivootoiiay
blslrlof.
Where loeatocl: lln Hnoklolwrrjr lllll. SO
mllos west ol Fori Steelo
Take nollee that I. H, 0, ,TfllinliiKH,1t({oiit
for Fredorleli .lolin Smith of illnsjjow SeothiiHl
free Minor's Certllloate No. ItllnH A, intonil
sixty tlays from the date hereof, to apply lo the
Minim* Recorder for a Cerlllleale of Improvomonts, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown
Grant of the abovo elnlm.
And further tithe notice that action, unilor
seclion It*, most lie commenced before the Issuance of audi Cerlllleale of Improvements.
H. O.JKNNINUS.
Bated this li Itli day of Aminst, um.
et'BOtis;
(Ir) To promote any other company
in* companies for too purpose of aeqnir-
itig all in*any "f the property or liabilities nf this Company, or of advancing,
illrectly or indirectly, the objeotsoi' Iiileresls' thereof, and to purchase, «iil>
soi'ibe fm*, in* otherwise acquire, ami to
linlii the shnres, stpokHnr
liny (•oiniiany. in Un* United Kiii-jiloni
or rlsiiwlii'i'i*, ami upon a (lisirilnitioii
nf itssetH in* division of profits tuilislrili-
nin sueh shares, ntaclca oi' ohlfffntlotis
ninoiiifst ihe mi'iiilii'is of this' Irimpnny
In H|ii'i'ln:
(/) Goilerally to dlsl.i'IIiii|.o itnuing tin*,
nieinlii'rs any property of tho Company,
lu specie or otlterwlso, as lhe Dli'oetoi'h
or Liquidator may deem III:
Imi 'l'n borrow or raise money for
any purposes of the t'oinpnny, and for
lln*. purpose of Becurlii'; themii'io and
iiileresl. or for uny oilier purpose to
illOI'UfUgo in* cliiii't'O lhe unilertiilllni,!*,
oi* all or nny part of the proporty of the
0 puny, prosi'iil nr ufler iieqiilred, or*
i|,s uneiilleil  I'lipilul, und loei'i'llle, is-
nnti-d nils Sept. Ill,, isiis
:w-in
NOTICE,
I. tin*iiiili-isicne'i.hereby«lvo imiice Dial.
i-.IV (Iiivi, lifter illlti*. I llltl'lltl In lt|i|il.v 111 till1
ie/lious in j i'lilef i.'iiiiiiiilHsiiiiier of Lamls anil Worlis at
Victoria for permission lo purchase I'ln nercs Of
luml ili'M'rllifil ns lolloivs: Cliuimoticiiiii ut a
post pliuili-il HDtltlf i-nst Hllle of Moulder I'l'ciilt,
ii irlimtmy of Wllil Horsecroiilt, tholloeeasl
to elialnt, tlience nortli III chnlns, thenee west
■111 eltllimt, llielici*. soillll   10 I'llllllll. to llllllll.nf
ciillillieiii'cnicitt.
Iv.,1, IMIIIIIIV.
lmu*ii nils und oi Hopieiiilinr, ism,    HH'i
NOTICE.
We nn* pri'piiieil to vvliiier horses llitee
miles below Kllin. nl Sheep Mountain. Uooil
water mnl pasture, mio ncros tintler fence,
Terms relisonntilo. i.
WALDO li INIIIIAM.
Hay for Sale
Hay in largo or small qnmiti*
tilos can be obtained at Ilic Finn
Imkh Ranch.
I'KICI'IH AT POUT STUIOI.K
I"*1 iiu; Tiliiolliy..
Wllcltl lintl Dill,
,,$85 i
.UIH
'.'"iii acres ol' pasture,
ii;r Iiiii'si*.
iv Ion
mi' ton
Rales !*«
a iiinntli
I'',
NORBURY,
Fish Lake Ranch,
T.C,
Fokt Steele, B, 0.
Manufacturer ot
Tinware, Galvanized Iron, Sheet
Iron, Stove Pipes und
Copperware
BUILDINGS HEATED and VENTILATED
Plumbing, Pipe fitting and all
kinds of sanitary work
ftlr Tioht—Hot Blast Stoves
Hydraulic   and  Air Pipes for
Mines
SPIHOlAlj ATTKNTION PAID  TO
,1011 WORK,
I CURE CATARRH.
Catarrh mukes life miserable to
many people. Scarcely a person is
wholly free from it Catarrh arises
from a combination of gusses formed In
the human system. 1 have medicine
that will cure you permanently in two
weeks.
TAI YEE, The Druggist. /
Fort Steele. 13. C.
D. L. BETTCHEN
# The Jeweller 0
WA'I'Ol I US li U I'A IIIK11 and SATISFACTION
lltlAUAiN'I'I'lliin,
CHAS.  ESTMERE,.
Civil Engineer
and Draughtsman.
Mining Maps of Fort .Steele DistW«S •
for sale.
OFPICE'WITH M. A, BEALE.
D, M, McMillan,
Mining Propositions,
Mining Shares,
Farm Lands and'i
Real'Estate*.
CORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED,,
D. M. McMillan, Brandon, Maw,
♦Ml THE Od
EXCHANGE if SAFE DEPOSIT C<L
Transacts it general collecting anil ex-
„  change business.
DRAFTS, CHECKS, TIME CHECKS AH©'
ACCOUNTS CASHED.
Drafts Issued payable in Canada aaAl
the United States,
Pout Steele,
B. C.
PALMER'S BAR HOTEL
I'AI.MKIIS HAH. II. I'.
ARCHIE M11LEOD,   -  -  PROPRIETOR
'Travellers will llnd this hotel the
mosl, comfortable on the route to I'erry
Creek und (iroiiso Mountain,
KVIOUYTIIINCI  KlltST CLASS.
P.J.CRUICKSHANK.
B-'orl; Steele, B.C.
General Blacksmith,
HORSE SHOEING,
AND JOBBING.
Mining  Work   a  Specialty.
p BOB SB IN,
CONTRACTOR
and BUIL.D.I.-1R... .
Rilley Hotel;
Bull Head Prairie,   -   BlM
Aoooraraodation for Traveller-;
The bar supplied  with  a fnafi
stock ot Wines, Liquors* and
Cigars
Thomas  W. Rilley
PROPRIETOR.
Port Stuele,
B. C.
,1. Lamont
Contractor uiul Builder
Fort Steele, 11, 0.
PURS
The Providenoe Pur Company,,
I'riivliliincti, R.I., wnnls nil lilntls nf Kji»'*
I'-nrs, Slilns, iilnsiiim, Sonoint, Etu. ptrviUmn
iliiotml for inixt sixty ilnys nro ns fiilliitvs:
Silver Via fin IHI in ten iki
Hoitf    nintn    «IH)
otmi'  i nn tn    unu
Hnitvor  II i»i to.    ll |» lt.»-
Mlltllll  IIIHItu     DIM
Wolf  | im t„. , jno
lladJrcix  I ihi i,o    gnu
*''"•«.  ra to    Sim
Skllllll        ilfilo      |.W>
• ruyl'ii*     «ito      ir.      .
Rat     ai to      «r»
WTPriiiii List nil nil iiiliiii' furs nml skl**«„.
ii|i|illi!iiilnn,  (.'ull |ii*Ii*h Kiuii'iniu'i'il.   iinroiu. I
HBluotloi rlDinis triiiitinuiil, mul Ininii'iliviti, ■
I'lnnlllitiiiiunii nil iioiislnntnoiils, tiJtl
B. P. COOK.
Livory, Peed and Sale Stable;--
Fort Steele, B, 0.
'I'UAJilNU Ol'' ALL K.INIIS SOLtOl'l'IStt,. THlj PROSPECTOR, FORT STEELE, B. C, OCTOBER 1, 1898.
DISTANCES
|»V [fite** Crow's Nost Btuhvny Main Line
and Fort Stoele Branch.
MAIS hi Ml.
E^ebbrldKoto&Tiivlcotl..'	
BftiMfooil to Crow's Must Lultu	
Chlw'K N'esl Lnl;i'loi'iuil I'ri'i'ii....
Oaol Crook in 1311c UlvarCroKHlntf,
Rift Ulvur Crossl ii*,' lo Wli (il iior	
. WrfMlnor lo Port Stoolo .linu'ilou.,,
l'*«i|cr STMI'-hK IIHANOII.
Kli-jft Stoole Junction to PortStoolu.
Milo
.... tll
.... IV,
III
Stoolo to Nortli Si.ur Miiic.
MAIN hlNIU.
■■M'i. StiipUiiluiK'tlon tn I
Wm% Sii'i'U) Junction io Cmnbroult.,
C'-JWiilM'oolt io Siviumiiii	
r'-SwiiAiscu to Moylo Oily	
Kayla Otty to Gout liivor Summit	
r'AU: Summit toll, U.*iLluuliii«	
Wqz $V0#pzd0v.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1808.
Ottawa Letter.
li-vom Our Own Cori'osnoticUmt.
Ottawa, Sept. 26,—There have
been several partial and Incomplete statements already pub
Ltiifeed. of the fiscal year which
♦Hided on June 30th, last, but the
complete returns have only just
been made public. The prelim-
'linary indications were all favorable and there was every promise of a satisfactory showing,
i1 but, the most hopeful scarcely
■anticipated that the final returns
■would show the splendid surplus
uf $1,575,881, After the long
series of lean years, with their
annually recurring deficits and
growing debt on one side and no
tope of relief or sign of coinmer-
\\ nihil elasticity on the other, this
is indeed an agreeable change,
■tsscept, it may be, to the apostles
of dire disaster and blue ruin,
suul to those who believed in
their predictions.
BTOUUISS      WORTH       GLANCING
OVEK.
Figures are proverbially dry
and uninteresting, but such fig-
utks as those contained in C-una-
diii's balance sheet for 1897-98,
should surely prove good read-
tug to every one who has the
best interest of liis country honestly at heart. During the previous four years the deficits had
totaled nearly $6,250,000, but
-when the present minister of
finance brought down his first
statement a year ago, showing
asnlj a $500,000 deficit, after he
had paid up hundreds of thousands of dollars of arrears iu
nearly every branch of the service, and in spite of Mr. Poster's
prophecy that the new government could not possibly get
[\ fthrough their first year without
it*, deficit of at least $3,250,000. it
was a foretaste of the improved
methods that has been introduced; and this, the second years
..i'f».nd-iip, more than justifies the
hopeful condition whicli was
then beginning to manifest it-
sell
A .SUCCESSFUL PROPHET.
As a prophet Mr. Fielding is
st. bigger success th^in his predecessor iu tho finance department,
far whdlo Mr, Fostors's predic-
i trans have all been falsified, every
time of Mr. Fieldings estimates
Imt'e been more than realized.
Six months ago in making his
budget speech the minister of
finance anticipated a revenue of
*J9,000,000, the returns show
tliat it is $40,275,704; an increase
ot nearly  $2,500,000  over  the
' previous year. The expenditure
mi the consolidated fund account
was estimated by the minister
Afc$38,750,000, but it is $50,000
less, and instead of 550,000,
wliich he anticipated as his surplus last April, he has over
tL, 500,000.
A. POINT  TO   BK   UKMKMBKUED.
"So much has been said about
the increase of tho expenditure
•since the accession of the liberals
to power that it is worth while
to eall attention here to one other
point whicli cannot bo too
.strongly emphasised while conservative speakers and writers
[Mtniist in their contention that
the slightly increased expenditure is indicative of extrava-
jjaiKio. When the liberals came
hi to office they found that Mr.
Foster had prepared his estimates for the ensuiig year and
/ihese estimates called for a total
(main and supplementary) of
$41,980,28". When it is remembered with what facility the extra stipplemehtttries were always
swelled by additional items in
every department, il i.s not likely
tliat, llm I amount would have covered the total expenditure by two
or three million dollars. In addition to this, there wore a number
of heavy expenditures'proposed
out of the capital account. Instead however of that $41,980,-
287, the actual expenditure for
that same year after tho new
government assumed control,
(main, supplementary and extra
supplementary,) was but $88,-
835.086.
SOME HEAVY EXTEAS.
It should be borne in mind
that the heavy expenditures in
connection with the government
of the Yukon, which is an item
hitherto unknown in the accounts, is included in this total,
and another item, which is destined to prove an invaluable investment to Canada, is the money
spent in deepening the St. Lawrence canals. It has been pointed out repeatedly in the liberal
press that expenditure and ex-
travagence under the present
government are not synonymous
terms, though they are so often
used interchangeably by oppositionists, and this very material
fact cannot be too closely borne
in mind in considering tho report
of the finance minister.
STILL   CROAKING   OP   FAILURE.
The High Joint Commission
will resume its deliberations in
Quebec next Tuesday, and it is
confidently hoped that the Commissioners will be prepared with
dettnit proposals upon wliich action may be had. Though the
commission has been adjourned
ts critics have not taken a holiday, and numerous lugubrious
prophecies of failure have .been
given publicity, One section
has presistently reiterated the
assertion that there is no possi:
bility of any reciprocal trade arrangement, another has declared
that there is no hope of settling
the Alaska boundary dispute,
while the sealing controversy,
the Inshore Fisheries trouble
and other momentous issues, are
declared to be hopelessly involved, and impossible of settlement.
It is very satisfactory to realize
that the Commissioners are
statesmen, who will go about
their business and attend to the
duties of their high office without regard to these croakers.
Patrotic citizens whether of the
Empire or the Republic are still
firm in the belief that substantial aud lasting benefit will result to all parties before the
Commission finally adjournes.
THE   OTHER   FELLOW   CLAIMED
THAT.
Speaking of the splendid harvest, tho marked improvement
iu trade, and the general condition of prosperity which they are
compelled to admit, the Mail &
Empire editorially remarked the
other day, that, ''it is assumed
that the electorate will assume
the blessings from the above to
the Ottawa people", That is
just where the Mail & Empire
falls into error. It is not the
liberal party that has shown a
weakness in the past, or at any
time, for appropriating to itself
credit for the benefits confered
by providence. That is a recognized tenet of conservative faith,
and all that is claimed for the
present administration it that
they havo honestly done* their
best to supplement nature's
benefits rather than depreciate
thorn by unnatural laws and restrictions,
SPEED   Till'!   PARTING   GUESTS.
Preparations are well under
way for the farewell functions
in counction with the rapid approaching departure of the Earl
and Countess of Aberdeen early
in November. It is proposed to
tender the Governor-General a
banquet in the Russell House, as
was so successfully done when
Lord Lansdowne was leaving,
and the local council of woman
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GOLDEN     AND     FORT    STEELE
TIME  TABLE  TO  TAKE  EFFECT  JUNE  1ST,  1898.
GOING   SOUTH
timer leaves Golden every Tuesday and Friday at 4 a. m.
garner arrives at Windermere       " "        "      "      p.m.
s;e arrives at Fort Steele Thursday and Sunday at fi p. m.
GOING   NORTH
ge leaves Fort Steele Monday noon and Saturday at 8 a. in.
[at leaves Windermere Wednesday at 4 a. in. and Sunday noon
[mier arrives at Golden Wednesday p.  m.  and Monday noon.
light in Carload lots of "10,000 lbs" delivered at Fort Steele.via
Golden at 2^ cents per pound.
P. R. and boat charges must be paid to company's agent at
Windermere before delivery.
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Fort Steele.
Headquarters-***
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For Travellers and Mining Men-
arranging a social at which
|i countess will say good-bye.
other parts of the province
:1 in the east the public mani-
tations of esteem, and regret
the gubernatorial term is
will be as general and
[lespread as they will be grati-
g to their Exeellencies.
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TRYING    TO   BltAUE   THEM   IIP.
Conservative leaders have been
,-ely   engaged    this   warm
iither with organization works
I'arious parts of the Dominion,
the story continues to be
ustriously circulated  that a
leral federal election is ap-
lachiug.    Of course it is the
unexpected that happens some-
but the politician who can
unmistakeable   indications
|t the government is prepar
to appeal to the country has
ine intuition or else a great
Igi nation.
WANTED.
Wanted :i good mine Blacksmith,
North Stab Mining Co.
Kachinery Reduction Works,
.'here is a vast quantity of
and valuable mineral iu
Fort Steele district, which
profusely distributed all over
district, A year ago there
■e but a few properties that
be developed sufficiently to
e extensivo machinery.
[lay we lind at least ten or
re properties that arecoutem-
g the putting in of machin-
|, to actively and more fully
these properties. The
[•tli Star has just received a
hoist, with a 45-horse power
At Moyie city the St,
^ene people are talking of a
rotor, a Tracy creek
is making arrangements
compressors, on Boulder
Ilk a stamp mill will soon lie
lding away, and thus it is
|)ver the district. It has been
rated that our in inos can
ipenod cheaply and with a
laralivoly small amount of
hinory. What; is required
of all Is tlio erection of
:os of treatment for the pro-
its of our mines.
useful
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Why Not Invest In
KIMBERLEY
The Leadville ot East Kootenay
1.1 miles from the famous
Nohth Star mine, lj miles
from the Sullivan mine.
Nearly 2th) mineral cluims surround
KIMBERLEY and depend on it
for supplies
The terminus of the North Star
Railway Branch
KIMBERLEY is not a boom town,
for surrounded by the LARGEST SILVER-LEAD MINES IN THE WORLD
it must necessarily become u large
city
For a safe and profitable investment buy lots in Kimberley
MWe  CHAS. ESTMERE
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Home Comforts.
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General Merchant
Liquor Dealer.
AND
B Manufacturer of all Kinds of Lumber. 3
B A large assortment of seasoned 3
B Lumber and Shingles al- 2
B ways   on   hand. 2
B Dimension Lumber a Specialty. 3
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FORT STEELE. B- C.
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go to 0. E. Adam's Barber
p and Bath Rooms.   Sueces-
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New hotel on the most prominent
corner In Port Steele. Sixteen bedrooms, large olliee, dining room and
kitchen.
Apply nt St. Mury's Inn or write to
Mrs. Win. Titus, Port Steele, I!. ('.
FORT STEELE and CRANBROOK
DAILY STAGE
Stage will loavo Fort Steele
every morning except Friday
ut',) a. in.
On Friday, Stage will leavo at
(1 a. in, with regular mail.
PAUIH HOUND TRIP $1.50
S1NCILBI PARIS $1.00
Manufacturers oi, id Dealers in
AU Kinds of Rough and Dressed Lumber, Moulding and Building Material.
CALL   POR    PRICES.
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PRICES TO SUIT EVERYBODY.
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siieiu&uiUiaiiiiiiiiiimiUiiSiuaiaiiiiiUiuiiuuiUiUiauutuii^ THE PROSPECTOR, B'ORT STEELE, B. C, OCTOBER 1, 181)8.
THE  PROSPECTOR,
iS   PUBLISHED   WEEKLY  BY
THE  PHOSPECTOH  COMPANY
A. 11. GRACE. MANAGER.
THE PROSPECTOR, is published
cverj* SniurUu;,*, and litis a guartmtccd
circulation larger than any otlier paper
in Kast Kooteniiy. It is all home Printed
and contains double the news of tiny
other paper in the district.
As an advertising niedi'*.,a it Is unexcelled.
Devoted to the iu,bulliltii|! cf Fort Steele, the
development ul the vast mineral resources or
tne Enst Kootonuy inlnlnu district.
Subscriptions $ ilio per .vent*
Advertisltic mtos much* known on itapUcntlon,
Goutrlblitlons ure solieltetl front nil purls of the
district, '.iui nil mutter [mended for inililieutlon
must huve the writer's sifmimm*.
TUIS PAPER Is kept ou llle ut thoitilver
IHIa rArtil lKi11,E,v,.„,y„t Aliixmule!
&C<... Suite !•".. First Xntiontil Httlllt lUtilditw
Spo'-i'tiu. Wnsli., wlii-rt* epntruets run he mud.
A blue poneil   $ $
A      THOUSAND      YEARS
MINING.
Such is Mr.-iMackay's Predict!
British Columbia.
J. M. Mackay,   tlie bu
king    til • California,     [>
through   Winnipeg «  few
ago uiul was caught for a
interview by a  reporter,
wanted te know what th!)
millionaire thought of-the b
nay mines.|2jThei reply was
ly commendatory, partly i
isceut.   He said:
"Well, some of my fi
have invented largely ii|i
mines of llie Kooteiiay tli
aud 1 am largely interest
the siieeess of my friends' c
prise. There is any amoi
gold^and silver 'in those i
tains. The mining iudu.str
never cease, not even in a t
n i'cr
anza
tsst'd
tlays
brief
who
big
oote-
part:
.miiu*
oros.-* in lhis square,
Indicates that your -ji
•subscription is now Jjj
due. *
fl*v
ami and one vears.
H*mt$.ttt*i!?
®ite etyzQspsdox.
i'iiii:
luuibia is a very rich distri
rich as any.  I believe   in
whole world,     A  lew.year
1 was sliolliug wilhsonief
in   Virgimi city, vN'evada.
friends, were   looking  do
sinokmg cavity iu ihe gn
who.se 1 ioiloin wns soon It
the darkness, at the mon
which a windlass   was
•.'linding,   When! came tt
SATURDAY, OCTOBER I, 1S9S.
POLITICAL SITUATION.
Prom what we can learn as to11 said, causally, -om of tha
the political situation before and;} i00^ ijJ150,tH.H},UQ0 in bu
since tlie election, it can be only jit was 0ne of the most fa
viewed as follows: ; Bonanza mines, aud was a
1. The Turner administration ney-  „i* 'pocket' of crude
had completely depleted the provincial treasury.
1. Tliat on the 1st, July 1898,
the appropriations for the year
1898, were duo and forthcoming.
about as high us the steep
Trinity church. New York,
iu area, as large as tiie.'.eity
park of your cily,   Vuurwt
iends
lhe
trie',
d in
literal of
lOlin*
* will
ions-
i Cost, as
the
< ago
iends
My
vn a
mud,
tt  iu
h  of
owly
litem
hole
ion,'
luous
kid-
ore,
a oiii ud
hall
tern
[province has ajjgreat future
3. That on the '.'th July,  the j tinned Mr. Mackay, but I di
general provincial elections were know of anv ininin
Tield.
-I. That one the 30th July,
only 21 tlays after the election,
the largo sum appropriated had
been expended, and in ninny
cases work- though unfinished
had stopped. In fact it is almost certain lhat the appropriation had been anticipated all
over the province.
5. That the new government
found an empty treasury. All
appropriations expended; confusion, neglect, and an utter want
of business methods in all the
departments. The new government will Hud that it has a hard
task- before it. The barnacles,
weeds and other accumulations
of years must bo removed from
the ship of state. The old regime left nothing tangible in
sight, nothing but its unsavory
record.
The prelly little story that i.s
going the rounds of the province)
is quite interesting. Mr. Turner, after the election, wanted
fo resign, and would have resigned were it not for the influence that was brought to bear to
restrain him. If Mi1. Turner resigned Col. Baker, as senior
member, was entitled to the
premiership. This was more
than the Dunsmuirs could stand;
it was a ease of "Greek meet
Greek." the two great eoal kings
of British Columbia were at
outs, so Mr.   Turner was forced
con-
i not
twsthv* ap-
.1 to
i of
metl.
plication of which would ft;
tlie discovery of|other bodii
ore like the one I mentii
Nature had in a  prodigal mood
buried this 'kidney' in the Neva
das, and •perhaps she may
have beeu less niggardly in
ish Columbia.    But there Is no
law in mining'save the pfek,"
said in conclusion one  of
world's best authorities.
river to Sheep, are all direct*y
tributary to'Fori Sleele. This
comprises a territory iiii miles in
length, by IE miles in width,
covered by mineral locations: a
large and extensive, minerul zoi e
that carries gold, silver, lead
and copper. Om* mines are
being rapidly developed, and
with efficient means of transportation of nre. we shall yet surprise the province with the fill
ure vast mineral output of llu*
Fort Steele districl.
NO KAISERS NEED APPLY.
The United Status is Able to Look
AfteMlie Philippines.
A report [from Madrid, says',
that an agreement is under discussion wi th*-Germany hy which
that government is   to   secure
Palawan and Sulu islands of the
I Philippine archipelago.    .Proof
of   this   effort   on   the   pari  of
I Spain, to arrange with anv olher
I ,*■■
| power for tlie disposal of any
I part of the Philippines,  Would
j settle the fate of lhe Whole group
at onoe.pl; If this report is true
I the UnitedjStntes will demand
the cession of the whole Philip-
i pine archipelago, and, stand by
that demand,
No Third Party Admitted.
Any such negotiations or ar-
j rangenietits with Germany as to
Palawan Sulu, or*"; any other of
the Philippine island, will result
in the whole group coming under
; tlie American flag by emphatic
i demand "and;]without negotia-
tions.jEjThe government of the
United Slates is not be trifled
j with by any more of Spain's
[peculiar diplomacy. Spain is
'dealing with this government,
i alone in regard the future of the
Philippines, and she.mttst understand that tliere can be no third
I party to the transactions or
negotiations.
wywitw—i wi.ni mtmmmtm,
To Take Part in tho Core monies.
Quebec, Sept.. 20—The British
ships Renown, Indefatigable and
Albert, belonging to the Norlh
Atlantic squadron', arrived today. They are here to take part
in the unveiling of Ihe Cham-
plain monument tomorrow. Tlie
United States cruiser Marblehead is now a lew miles down
lhe river.
not
Brit-
lhe
WILL HE BAEEP
Francet.Fears a Dictator ..-Zurliuden's
Bold'Move-Crisis Is Acuta.
Paris, Sept. 22-—The station
here is generally admitted to be
grave by both press ami people.
Tho eonllictjjjbetween the :*ivil
and military ^authorities is becoming acute.
The sudden and unexpected
action of Zurlinden, military
governor of Paris, in prosecuting Picquart ou the charge of
forgery and using' forged documents, assumes a grave aspect
on account of the 'Circumstances
attending the intervention oE the
military authorities in a jivil
court.
Now that the Dreyfus question
has become a great national natter every proceeding in the
affair has state importance,
Zurliuden's ignorance of this
obvious fact is very significant.
He comes forward as the del antler of the army, the prosecutor of
its supposed culmniators aid a
to remain to save the Dunsmuirs |resu!ul(3 opponent^ the revision
from the aspirations of Col. j ol* the cllSBi From this tout.
Baker, and get his dismissal at I pea] t0 ,ho lnlblic in t[ie p,,,,
the hands of the Governor. ■ thu establishment'of a diets
Such was the reward of* acoufid- sWp there jg no wide gtepi
ing and faithful party man. ;   Thu K.ldicttl makes ,t  b
We are of the opinion that this : aUaok 0„ tbe gomrl[i sllUl w
declaring of party lines by the,*, charg0S wiUl aiming at
conservative convention will not monll aasa?sination of Pierian
amount to much, as it will not through a secret military tri
renew confidence in the Turner; H(,nri R00jwtort) in his pn
faction. Turner has dropped T1)e i„transegant, declares
out, and his successor as leader jqnai., ^asibl'lbod by a syndi
of the Opposition may be Col; Jor by Germany to save Drey
Prior, or Sir Charles   Hibbert ~—	
Tupper.     The present indict).- A Mlnlntr Oonlor.
lions are that instead of solidify-!   The  time   lias   now   an*
ing the party, the movement will when wucaii'soo that the pros
create dissension, perity of Korl, Steele as a inm
he new governmenl. includes! ing contor and distributing paint
conservatives and liberals. Do- "is an assured fuel,". Then
minion party lines are complete- largo iiiiiiei'iil/.iiunlry thai
ignored, And Mr. Semlin has directly tributary to Porl Sftele.
shown  good judgement in the; Hull river omUio'enst is only HI
aus
on,
ap-
of
tor-
tier
ich
the
>er,
iPio-
salo
fits,
VI'I I
IS II
solei'tiiig of his colleagues; and miles distant. Lost creek, fy
with such men as Messrs, Horn- j creek and Horseshoe can;1
Iin, Martin, lliiiue, Cotton and j from I lo 10 miles away; Wlh
Mclseehnie in he executive, all! Horse creek mines from H le 12
promoters of an honest govern-1 miles, and the whole rungi of
monl need have no fear as to the j the Rocky mountains, that .ace
result, j tho Ivooleiiayjriver from Bull
THE PLEBISCITE ELECTION.
Wet and Dry Tickets Create No Excitement In This District.
The election passed off very
quietjy, in fact but little interest
was taken in the inatter. From
the time the polls were opened,
it was just one hour before the
first vote was cast. The following is the result: Total votes
cast 53. Against prohibition 28.
For prohibition 24.    Rejected 1.
The. rejected vote was cast out
because the voter was "Arf and
arf," that is, ho objected to
strong drinks such us Scotch,
Old Rye and Gin, but had a great
liking for wine and beer, aud so
stated in the rejected ballot.
Only about one fourth of the
voters of Fort Steele had interest enough in the matter to go,
to the polling place and voto.
ovuiNintook.
The vote was about the full
voting strength of the town and
was as follows: Total votes cast
21, Against prohibition 1.7. For
prohibition 3. Rejected 1.
WAEDNBH,
No interest taken in the election. Total votes cast (i. Against
prohibition 5, and for prohibition 1.
WASA.
At Wasa there was no interest
shown, and not, a single vote was
polled,
KIMBJCUU'-.Y.   >
Kimberley cast four votes; all
against prohibition.
Moyie City and Fernio not
hoard from.
There is a strong probability
that thore will be a. majority
polled in favor of prohibition, in
Prince Edward island, Nova
Scotia, New Brunswick and Ontario. Quebec will voto against
the measure, in Manitoba it is
possible thai I lie cold water army
will have a small majority. Tho
Territorial vole will be recorded
against prohibition. Ilritish
Columbia having plenty of good
water, and always looking for
the best of everything, either
onl.ii.lilo or drinkable, will go
strongly against lhe measure),
SUBSCRIBE.
POlt
THE PROSPECTOR.
Tn Help Marehiiml.
Paris, Sept.  11 The journal
says ihe governmenl hasdecidod
upon lhe iniincdiiil.e despatch of
a oompany of Senegalese sharp
shooters and a detachment of artillery to reinforce Major March-
and, the French explorer who
is reported lo have occupied Fa-
ishoda on  lhe Nile  about  four
hundred miles above Kharlouni.
j  	
Old Glory Waves in Havana.
On Sept, 10, al IHillOii. ui., the
lirsl American Hag in Havana
was hoisted on the Hag stall' of
tlu* TrOca hotel, the headquarters of the American evacuation
commission. A guard of marines
was placed at tlie entrance of tlie
grounds.
"AFRICAN CIKCUS" IS COMING.
T—
Cecil Bhodes Said to Be Coming to
British Columbia.
A Montreal dispatch to the
Toronto World says that Charles
J. McCuaig, the well known
stock broker, has returned from
Loudon, where he spent three
months. He brings the news
that the '-African Circus" lias
turned its attention to Canada,
being asked to explain, Mr. McCuaig said: "It seems that Cecil
Rhodes, Belt and others who
have been operating in South
Africa, have now turned their
eyes towards Canada. In fact,
one of their number, a British
member of parliament, passed
through Montreal the other clay
bound for Rossland, and- it is
supposed that with his arrival
in the Kootenay quite a- number
of properties will change hands."
The Canadian Bank
of Commerce.
( HEAD OFFICE TORONTO j
HON. GEO, A, COX, Presidont     B,' E. WALKER, General Manager
(PAID UP CAPITAL 8-3,000,000)
Accounts of Corporations, Merchants and Individuals received on favorable terms
SAVINGS  DEPARTMENT Deposits of $1 and upwards received suid
current rates of interest allowed.
DRAFTS and CREDITS ISSUED PAYABLE AT ALL POINTS
Exchange   Purchased
CRANBROOK BRANCH lii now open for business..
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J.   W.   H.   SMYTHE,   Manager.
Cedes Port Arthur to Russia.
London, Sept. 22.— A dispatch
to the Globe from Houg Kong
gives the details of a secret convention signed at Pelrin, March
27, It appears that the Chinese
thereby concluded an agreemeut
with St Petersburg, by which
the Chinese ceded Port Arthur
and Talien Wan; stipulating
that only Chinese or Russian
warships shall enter or dock at
Port Arthur. Russia, it appears
gets exclusive use of the inner
harbor of Talien Wan. and sole
administration of the ceded tract
of land north of Talien Wan,
designated as the Duffer belt.
Gazetted.
A. S. Hiunersley, solictor for
the applicants, gives notice that
at the next meeting of the legislative assembly application will
be made for a private bill lo
build, equip, maintain and operate a line of railway from a point
near Fort Steele; thence, to a
point near where the Kootenay
river crosses the international
boundary; with powor to build
and equip branch lines, build
wharves, and build, equip and
maintain vessels on the navigable
waters of the province,
WOOD   YARD
t'ornoi' uf (liillii'iiitli Avenue nnd Lus-
llo Street,
Letwe Orders wilh Ihe. Water Delirery
Miiiti.
GRANT  BELANGER,  Proprietor.
WANTED.
A man to put in a Sash and
Door P'actory al Swansea,
('food inducements will boolTorod
to a capable and responsible
man.
Crow's Nest Land and
Development Company,
I VICTORIA METALLURGICAL WORKS,
AND ASSAY OFFICE. , ,.
20-tf
SWANSEA, B. C,
££ 43 FORT STREET.  VICTORIA, B. C.
|| W. J. R. COWELL, B. A., F. G. S., MINING ENGINEER.
El sole proprietor and manager.
|t GOLD ASSAY, $1.00,   ' GOLD AND SILVER, $1 ,",0,
g| SILVER, $1.00,          SILVER AND LEAD, $1.50,
|| LEAD, $1,00,          GOLD, SILVER AND COPFRiV**.
|fe •    OTHER METALS ON APPLICATION.
|| MILL TESTS:
ll The Stamp Mill has a capacity of 20 Tons a day.
ii The Chlorination Plant 1 Tons a day.
I S. A. ROBERTS, P. L. S„
|| Business Mgr.
HEAD OFFICE
For Pishing Tackle JI   Pace Powders and
Drugs—Patent Medicines |   Cosmetics of all kinds for the
Spectacles |      Complexion
Hair, Tooth and Nail Brushes |   Fancy Goods and Violins
Toilet Articles |   Paper and Envelopes
Perfumes, Toilet Waters
Pace Bleach, Hair Bleach
Pine Toilet Soap
Por all Goods usually kept in a first olass Drug Store*
Prescriptions Carefully  Compounded
With  PURE  DRUGS
GO TO THE
Pioneer Drug Hail Fm«
A. W. BLEASDELL,        Grnauato Ontario College of Pfiiu'iimo}-..
H. G. PARSON
WHOLESALE
LIQUORS
%  Golden and Port Steele, B. C.   \
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Kaunman House
MOYIE -CITY. EAST KOOTENAY. B.C.
The above Hotol has heen recently erected, and neatly furnished throughout.
Cosy and Comfortable Rooms
The lini' Biimilloil   with   tlio  BIOS!'
brands ni lEIquoi'B Iinil CIu'iii'b.
HEADQUARTERS  TOR MINING MEN,
C. E. ADAMS
PIONEER BARBER SHOP
Everything Strictly First Class.
Next tliuir to lhe Prospector,
J, J, QUIN:LITAN,
GENERAL   BLACKSMITH,..
AND
WHEELWRIGHT.
Horse-shoeing A Specialty.
GEORGE GEARY...
Llveru, Feed & Sale Stable,
. ' Port Stole H.e.
SADDLE & BACK HOMES'..
1KAM1NO III'Al.l, KIM'S A SI'KCUlitW THE PROSPECTOR, PORT STEELE, B. C, OCTOBER 1, 1898.
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SATURDAY, 0
OTOBUR 1,1808.
KOOTENAY BOTER,
Its Improvement
of Paramount In
terest to Fort Steele -Jennings to
be Made a Competitive Point.
There is no thought of hauling
off,   or laying
Kootenay river
up any of  the
:i team boats, as it
is reported that contracts have
already   been
transportation o
of ore, and othf
made, that gttai
enough to lceej
the next season
One  of  the
features lhat ii
the intention of
make  .Jennings
point.   Tlio (in
had for many yt
on the South
traffic, and Ihey
signed for the
'large quantities
iirritngeinents
antees business
i thorn busy for
most important
.is developed, is
the fi. N. R. to
a competitive
at North or u has
are a firm hold
5nst Koolonay
don't propose to
let go now that "lie Crow's Nest
Railway i.s con
vantage that will accrue to tho
lotod.   The nil-
people of the
through such ai
too well underst
comment.
This move on
Great Northern
crt Steele district
rangoimmts are
tod lo need any
the part of the
is made neces
sary by the construction of the
Crow's Nest Railway, which taps
the rich commercial, and extensive mineral ztmo around Port
Steole,   Also tho extensive coal
fields of this dis
struction of this
deprive the tin
the monopoly it
had as tho coin
the Korl, Steel
the navigation of the Kooleinty
is not only continued, but im
proved, and it is
tho limit North
looking anytliin
have a tendency
earnings of its road
It is reported
most important
tho steamboats
season is'tho sig
tract witli the nn
ii'iot. Tho con-
railway would
at. Northern of
has heretofore)
non carriers ol:
district, unless
safe to say that
iiijl is not over-
| which would
to increase lho
hat one of the
deals affecting
for the coming
ning of a eon-
uutgei's of the
famous Dibble group of mines
for, the transportation of 3,000
tons of ore. This ore to be ready
for shipment by the time navigation opens in the spring, it is
to be delivered at designated
points along the river, ,or at
Jennings.
The advantage of the river
route is becoming more apparent
every year. Port Steele as a
competitive point will bo able to
obtain better rates from . the
steamboats and railway company and become a terminal
point, wliich is far better than
being a divisional poiut. The
trade of the town of Port Steele,
during the past four years has
beeu of such importance, and
recognized as such by the management of the only efficient
means of transportation in tho
district, That tho Great Northern Railway will not give up
this vast tonnage without a
struggle, and aside from this, it
lias always been the intention of
tlio G.,N. R. to build into the
district whenever the groat
measures of coal were opened
up. Now that these coal fields
are opened up, and the owners
are seeking a market foi' their
coal, all eyes are turned to the
great markets of Montana, Idaho
and Eastern Washington, and
when the superior quality of thc
coal is taken into consideration,
there is no doubt that the demand from theso states will tako
by far the largor part of the output, of the coal minos.
Keep your eyes on tlie Port,
Steele district during the coming year, One railway has already been completed, branches
and. spurs will follow in rapid
succession. New competitive
lines are sure to bo* constructed
during the coming year. Jim
Hill, il is said, when ho has a
strong hold at any point he
novel' lets go, and as ho or rather his railway has controlled tho
commercial freight interests of
tliis dislrict for the past four
years, you call gamble that ho is
not overlooking such a bet, as
the growing commercial and
mining industries of tbe Port
Steele district.
Civil Service Reforms.
While the new Government do
not intend any wholesale sweeping out of public officials, there
have already been several important changes. Mr. R. E.
Gosnell, the provincial librarian
has been notified that the position he has occupied has been
abolished, and that his services
will be dispensed with.
Miss Wooller, stenographer
and typewriter in the secretary's
office has also been dismissed.
Surveyor-General Tom Kaius
has beon removed from office by
tho new provincial government,
with the intimation that his services aro no longer required.
lt seems as if the new governmenl; is determined to place the
"ship of state" in the dry dock,
and remove all the old barnacles,
anil the accumulations of years.
The Government to Buy Gold.
Recently a deputation of Victoria business people waited ou
tho Provincial Government and
requested that the Government
should make arrangements for
the purchase of gold from returning Klondikers.. It was
pointed out that the absence of
such facilities caused the loss of
a good deal of trade to tlio Province, and as tho Government
assay office was equipped Willi
all the necessary apparatus for
ascertaining' the value of the
dust offered for sale, it could be
very beneficially put to use I'm:
this purpose, Tho Premier's
reply was that ho was nol sun.1
that the Govorninotit had power
to make those purchases. Since
that time, however, it is understood that tho Government lias
found a method by which tho
proposals of the businoss men
und miners may be met, antl that
before long it will bo put in op-
oration.— B. C. Minlny Grille.
' READ.
THE PROSPECTOR.
Sullivan Diamond Drills
Most accurate and most economical prospecting drills made.
Drills of all capacities, operated by hand or horse power, steam,
com pressed air or electricity,
SULLIVAN MACHINERY COMPANY.
305 and 306 Rookery, Spokane, Wash,     -     -     -     Chicago, 111.
KNIGHT & STONE, Agents.
CONTRACTORS FOR PR0SPEGTIN3 MINERAL LANDS.
Mrs, SPRAGUE
Fruit if: Confectionery
0   Notion (n all kinds.
CS6ARS r:nd Tt&AfieS.     M
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TIIK    THAN WAY   COMIV.V
AiT. I
Notii'ij Isliei'eby tdvi i lm; w ullcmton will
1)« mmlu nt tho nifxi:st!si,; m, : Ustfislatlvc
Assembly for tlie Provtiu- of llrl.Uli Columbia
fai'ftii Act, Mithoi'l'/.tir ■':.■ ];;. ■ .orutfon of u
Compimy to construct uml opemto 11 lino of
niihviiy, commencing ut some point on the
British Columbia Southern Railway-, (known
us the Crow's Nost I'nss Rnllwiiy between Klk
RI **. or und tlie town nf Wurdnor,llienco northerly, between the base of tho Rocky Itfoiintuliw
uud Lite Kootenuy River, to Cnnnl Plat, Llioneo
uIoiik the west side of the Columbia Lukes to
Toby ereelt, thenee westerly uIoijk Toby nml
Orlxisly Greeks to the tool of U|))H'i' Kootenuy
Luke, thenee along lln; huriluiiii lli vol'Mid
Tniui. Luke lo the Uppor ArrojvLakes, eon
line ting fit some point between Hevol.sioko und
Arrow hu lie wllh the UovolBloke und Arrow
hake .Branch Railway, und lu uddilloti thereto
lo coiis thi el und oporitlo u Branch Rnllwiiy,
nimiliiK trom some point ImtWO-SI) Wild Morse
uml Lewis Crooks to tlm North Slur Mine, with
power tp operate tlio said Kalhvii.V« either by
moans or Hteiim or Kleutrlcal power, alno with
power lo construct und operate a telegraph or
lelophoue line lu connection with such Railway
und with all oilier usual powers, rights und
privileges.
Dated ut Fun. Steele, August 171 li 18(18,
IIAUVKV A, McOAltfNH,
Solicitors for Appllennts,   ;i:<-
Ghoul) Tickets to Enstarn Poiutu,
Tliu Great Northern Railway
Co, Issalliftg tickets to till Eastern Canada ami United Statos
points at groatly i'ocIucgc] rales,
Gall on or addross Mounts at
Kalispoll, Jennings, Bonnor's
Kerry, or
('. (i. Dixon. (Jen. Agt
Spokane, Wash.
Canadian Pacific Railway.
FROM OCEAN TO OCEAN.
When going East this line affords excellent accommodation for the traveller.     Splendid Dining Car
service, Palace Sleeping Cars, through
Tourist Car Service.
Lake Steamers leave Ft>. William, oni
Alberta     for Owen Sound every Tuesday
Athabasca "      ••        "        "    Thursday
Manitoba    "      "        "        "    Sunday
FOR INFORMATION AND FUtt PARTICULARS APPLY TO
0, ID, WELLS, Agent, Golden, B, C,
ROBERT KERR, Truffle Managor, Winnipeg, Man.
New Store and Restaurant
At St. Eugene Mission near the Hospital.
MINERS'   SUPPLIES,   GROCERIES,    PROVISIONS,   ETC.
J. M. Carroll. THE PROSPECTOR, FORT STEELE, B. 0„ OCTOBER 1, 1898.
TELEGRAPH RATES.
From. Fl. Steele to— Dan ? it/hi
Kalispell $ u.Tfi $ 0.50
Spokane  lElfi .8(1
Seattle  1.35 .go
Victoria  1.1)5 1.30
Vancouver  1.95 1,30
Montana points .] J*';' •*!
East of Minnesota  1.5!) 1.10
Eastern Canada  1.5(1 l .25
Mmiliolm  1.1)5 ,(io
('iiE;*iiit  2.05 1.1|5
Golden  2.05 1.05
McLeod  i.(io 1.55
©he tyw&psztcx
SATURDAY, OCTOBEK 1. ISO'S.
FOB! STEELE T)IST»ICT.
Its Mineral Wealth -Increased Activity in Mining -No Better Place
to Prospect.
The mines of the Port Steele
district are now attracting mining men from all parts of the
world—men who would not be
attracted were it not true that
there is a vast mineral wealth
hidden, in the mountains. This
has beeu demonstrated by the
wonderful development which
has been going on in this district, at such mines as the North
Star, Sullivan Group, St. Eugene, Moyie, Lake Shore, Queen
of the . Hills, Estella. , Dibble
group, Colossal, Blue Grouse
and many others. When capital
enters a district, aud the conditions are as represented, such
as is found in the Fort Steele!
district—it is safe to assume it is |
tnere lor imeotmeut, and it in
not to be driven away for undt-l
veloped prospects. There is an j
increased amount of activity in]
mining circles at present, we
learn that several large deals
are pending. Il i.s reported that
contracts are being made for the
shipment of large quantities of
ore. Owners ot* properties are
laying in supplies for the winter
intending to develop their properties as quickly as possible.
New locations are being made
evi;ry day, and tlie general 'feeling is, that Ave are on the verge
of unusual activity in mining
circles, caused Iiy lhe construction of Hie Crow's Nesl Railway.
Wagon-road, horseback prospectors, carelessly riding over
the counlry, have given away to
an army of men this summer
who are prospecting the whole
o|' the Fur, Sleele dislrict, more
diligently than ever such work
was done before. Assessment
work has been done in ti more
careful nianiiur, and the effect of
this developiiienl is seen on
every . hand. The makings of
many good minos bus been started this year, and the prospectors
who have staid wilh the country
are reaping thoir reward,
There is no bettor field than
the Fort Steele mining division
of East Kootenay, there seems
lo be no part of the district but
has its mineral belt or zone.
The Rockies on the East, the
Selkirks on the west, from J,he
International boundary on the
south, lo beyond the Windermere
district, this wonderful mineral
regiou has been and is being explored. Exploration has Jemon-
strated that all of the precious
and useful minerals exist in this
district, and yet, we can say that
the country has been but superficially examined.
The fame of the Port Steele
district which has gone abroad,
has caused mining experts, representing large syndicates to
como and look at the promised
land. West Kootenay as a min
ing center is known all over the
world, Easl Kootenay will soon
be at the side of her sister district as a producer and shipper.
With railway communication
now about completed, giving
good transportation foi' eoal and
oros of all kinds. These districts
will mako marvelous strides nnd
soon become, the premier mining
districts on the American Continent.
Improve the Kootenuy.
It may seem of little importance to dwell upon the ad van
lagosof tlio river route, but tho
removal of the several bars between Fort Steele and the boun
dary is a matter of much importance to the mining and commercial interests of this district.
It i.s well said that, "water
ways are the factors in reducing
rates," by competition. The
river is natures highway, and if
is for the government to remove
the barriers which obstruct tlie
free navigation, as the districl
demands.
Much has been done for the
upper Kootenay and Columbia
rivers, iu the way of improvements, and a deep channel free
from obstructions is wanted to
the south. For this important
improvement the .Dominion government has already appropriated the sum of $5,000. The United
States government will make a
liberal appropriation for work
to be done this fall; and the
problem of continual navigation
on the upper Kootenay has been j
solved to a great extent.
Mr. J. R. Ray, Dominion Eu-1
gineer, has charge of the itupro-;
ments, and it is expected that he
will be here during the coming
month,   October, to commence!
work.     The small sum appropriated by the government will
materially prolong the navigu-]
tion season, and a further appro- \
priation. whioh may be expected!
I next year, will surely make the j
J upper Kootenay navigable for i
at least  eight   mouths of the
year.
The-completion of the Crow's!
Nest raihvay may seem to some:
as affording sufficient means of j
transportation, but this is not so. j
As a meaus of transportation j
the river route is at times much [
to be preferred, and the river j
can be made available at alii
times for the transportation of j
ore to the railway from points:
:ilong the river that does notj
come in direct contact with the i
railway. In fact the steamboats |
will become feeders to the rail-!
way, thus enabling the mine ow-|
ners to have prompt and efficient j
means of transportation, and a
direct source of competition, |
thus affording cheap rates to the |
district.
ITS ALL BIGHT.
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FORT STEELE m WARDNER
British Columbia
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN
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Fort
Steele,
Omudu's Suplus Surpasses the* Finance Minister's Budget
Anticipations.
Accounts for the fiscal year
IKD7-08 have been closed, and it
is possible to state with certainty
the financial position of the
country. For the first time
since 18!'.! a balance appears on
the right side of the Dominion's
bin- ledger. The consolidated
revenue for the year just closed
is Ifc40j275,70-l, as against* $8.7,-
8011,3*17; an increase of $5,466,-
375. The expenditure on
consolidated fund account is
$38,699,823, as against $88,835,-
086 in 1896-97; an increase of
304,786,
In the year just closed the
government were obliged to provide for extraordinary services,
not estimated for by the late
government, aggregating $2,
175,000. They end up the year
with an actual expenditure on
consolidated fund account of
$8,250,000 less than the late government proposed to expend in
1896-97.
The public debt of the country
up to August 81, shows an increase for the year of
$2(794,580, boing; $264,986,357, as
against $261,291,778 for the corresponding date last year.
The expenditure on capital account for the year just closed
amounts to $5,540,293, as against
$3,705,611 for 1.806-7, an increase
of $1,831,1382. The principal expenditure under this head was
for public works, railways and
oanuli, chiefly deepening the St.
Lawrence canals, which took
$11,811,000, and railway subsidies,
Crow's Nest Railway chiefly,
which called for an expenditure
of $1,41*1,93*1.
Sole Agents for the
MERCHANTS
Eest
Kootenay.
Port   Steele
Brewing   Co.
FORT STEELE, B, C,
Manufacturers  and   Brewers   of   extra    fine
BEER   m   PORTER
SOLD   BY   THE   BARREL,   KEG   OR   BOTTLED
Bottled beer for family use a specialty
OUTSIDE'ORDERS GIVEN STRICT $ PROMPT ATTENTION
SATISFACTION GUARANTEED ^hWiWA
Kaiser & Sick, Prop's.
The Mountain!
I     HOUSE    1
Fort Steele, B. C.
WILLIAM FORSYTH, PROPRIETOR.
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S~ Port Steele District.
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8~   When you visit Fort Steele you will miss itif you dont    ~3
5~ stop at the, ~g
I    Mountain House,    I
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COMPANY
This Steel is guaranteed to be equal to Jessop's or Firths in all
Hard Rock Wokk.
Sole Agents
Sole Agents
Crow's Nest Goal com™
Giant Powder Gompanu.
Mining Supplies a Specialty.
Fort Steele Meat Company.
Fresh and Salt Meats always
on hand.
Robson & Rodgers, Prop's
Riverside Avenue,     -      -    Fort Steele, B. C.
W
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Subscriptions In aid of the
building fund of tlio Presbyter*
ian Church will be thankfully re
delved and acknowledged by Dr.
Hugh Watt, congregational
treasurer, and Mrs. Melnnos,
treasurer Ladies' Aid Society. *
GREAT
Northern.
Railway.
TRAVELLERS
DON'T   FORGET
The Steele House
First Class Brands of Liquors and Cigars.     Headquarters    for    Mining    Men.      Commodious
Sample  Rooms.      Best Cuisine in the
West.     Modern   Conveniences.
Home  Comforts.'
D. McNeish   *    Proprietor.
THE  DALGARDNO
Fort Steele, B. C.
; A MODERN BUILT, WELL EQUIPPED HOSTELRY i
WITH ALL IMPROVEMENTS UP TO DATE
AND WHOSE CHIEF FEATURES ARE
Unexcelled Cuisine
Quiet Home Comforts
Finely Furnished Bedrooms
A First Class Bar.
R. D. MATHER,  Proprietor.
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TIIK Sl.mVMYOIl'8 CHAIN MAI.US IT THIS SIIORTKST
TltANSCONTINUN'I'AI, HOUTH,
It Ih tho most, madam hi uqiilpmont; It la thu IiuhvIim railed linn;
It Ims ii I'ouk-biillast I'lmilliiid; It, ui'ohsos iki sand donol'tsj It wiih built
without a lund ifriuil, or govoi'iunoilt aid; II, Is noted lor oourtesj nf Ita
omployuH; ll, Ih thu only lino mii'vlng iuou'soti thu a la oai'to plan,
THROUGH Till!', CHIANDISST SCKNKHY IN AM.IOBT0A
IIY DAYLIGHT.
for KOI.IT STWIMjE and thu liiAST KOOTICNAY MINKS, Weekly
Stuifii from Kalispi'll,  Steam bout uominiinloattonH from Junnlngs
during Summer,  QtilulcoHl anil Heat route Lo all parts ol tliu Unilod
3tal,u9, lifaHl.oi'ii Canada and Uiiropo.
Por maps, tlokotsimd uomplotc Information uall or address
nuai'uHf agent or
C.G.DJ.XON,GBiiera! Agent, •li'.l.WHtTNKY. G, lJ. and T, A
Spokane   Wash. St. Paul, Minn,
KIMPTON k PITTS
WINDERMERE # DONALD
General Merchants
a specialty
Minors going northward via Citnoe Rivor Route will Hnd it a large-
saving and convenience to procure tholr supplies at Donald,
'Agents at Windermere for the California Giant Powder Co, THE PROSPECTOR, FOET STEELS B. C, OCTOBER J, 1 >-'08.
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Sole Agent for the
FORT
b sEsaa
The only Government town in the District
n
Rich Placers on Wild Horse, Brewery, Fisher
creek and Bull River
Since 1864 Twenty-five Millions of gold have been
taken out.
f 1RI IE PRIMS Or FORT STEELE
ie Mai ol [
The Center of a Great Mining and Agricultural
District
Sole headquarters for Tracy, Wasa, Lewis, Wolf, Wild Horse and Dibble creeks
the greatest high grade ore camp in British Columbia. Reached by the
Steamers North Star, J. D. Farrel and Gwendoline from Jennings, Mont.
The Objective Point of
The   Great   Northern    RailWav
Choice resident and business lots 30x99 from $100 to $250.    Eaj;y terms
titles guaranteed.   Por Particulars Apply to
E. A. Elton 6c Co.
SOLE AGENT,
R. L. T. Galbraith, Owner.
FORT STEELE,
B.C. THK PROSPECTOR, FORT STEELE, B. C, OCTOBER 1, 18fl,Q.
Mining Brokers and
Sole
Commission Agents
OPTIONS   CARRIED,   AND   MINING   DEALS   TRANSACTED.
Correspondents in London, New York, Montreal and Toronto.
Agents for
Nlcholls cV* Bagshaw,
MINING ENGINEERS & BROKERS, WINNIPEG, MAN.
Representing SANDYCROFT MACHINERY Co. limited
Stamps, Batteries & Accessories.
WAllftGE, & Go, ltd. Cyanide Manufacturers.
J. BIRCH & Co. ltd. Merchants & Engineers. *
fill Glasses Mining Machinery, Engines & Boilers, etc.
Correspondence Solicited.
Agents for
NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO.
TRAVELLERS ACCIDENT INSURANCE CO.
AGENTS
for the
Maunheim Insurance Company.
We will insure money and packages to and from all parts
of the United States and Canada.
ijirkbeck
®ta llcosi-pecior
SATURDAY, OCTOBER I, 189b.
LOCAL NEWS NOTES.
James Stoddarl will enlarge M.S McDevett, agent for the
his hotel at Windermere, so as * Cuhady Packing Co., of Chicago,
to accommodate the rush of min- j is at the Venosta.
ing promoters to that place. 	
W.   J.   McMaster,  agent for
Gold Commissioner Armstrong | Manufactures and Commission
returned from a business trip to;Co., of Vancouver, is registered
R. D, Mat her i.s muking somel
improvement to his residence oul
Penile on Monday.
Galbraith avenue.
T.   IE   Armstrong   caught   a
trout that weighed 4 A* pounds.
  It was caught with a silver hook.
For a good Shave, Haircut or TheSiwashe said it was six-bits.
Hath gotoC. E. Adam's Barber | —
Shop and Bath Rooms.   Successor to Highwarden & Son.     *
Tlie Norlh Star company have
some 30 mon at work ut tho
iiiini'.
Subscriptions in aid of the
building fund of the Presbyterian Church will bo thankfully received and acknowledged by Dr.
Hugh Watt, congregational
treasurer, and Mrs. Mclnnes,
treasurer Ladies' Aid Society.  *
r
I'lie  staff of
lhe   Cn
mbrook
lh
•niid paid For
I Steele
a visit
on
Saturday lusi
1.
lones A Co. are nianuf:
ui'tiirers
ol'
lirsl   class
cedar  s
hingles.
I'ii
l.roniw home
industry
; lowest
market prices.
Si
A stage came in from Kalispell on Saturday. We learn
that il will be ii regular stage if
the business will warrant it.
h'i'esli ana new
U'ltgues.
fruiil  at Mrs.
The steamer Gwendoline is to!
he brought up the Kootenay river, thence into the Upper Columbia lake. The canal will be
opened temporarily to allow the
[lassage of tlie steamer. She
will run between Golden and
Windermere next season.—Golden Era,
If you want a shave—A clean
and cool and refreshing shave—
go to Greg's Barber shop, next
door to the International Hotel.*
It is feared that navigation
between Golden arid Windermere
will close at tlie end of September owing to' the low stage of
water.
During Mr. EstmereEs absence
from the city, M. A. Beale will
transact business in connection
with the Kimberley townsite.   *
Tlie Presbyterian church will
have an acetylene gas apparatus.
Cann & Co. have put in an
Acetylene Gas Plant in their
store here, They are prepared
to furnish these lights to hotels,
stores etc. on the. mosl favorable
terms, *
Tlio Fairmont springs  have
been a favorite resort tills sum
nier, many people visiting them
It  is   uotlcei\ble   tliat most of
the   visitors   wore   from   Port
Steolo.—Coldest Ern.
Chas. Estmere returned on
Monday from a business trip to
Spokane.
Saturday, Sept. 17th, was election day for the members of the
new provincial government.
Messrs. Semlin, Hume, Cotton
and Martin were all returned by
acclamation.
Archie McLeod, of Palmer's
.Bar, took a load of supplies to
the Bar, on Monday.
John Finlc made a trip to
Moyie city, last Saturday, on
business.
N, Hanson of Wasa was in
Steele on business, last Monday.
Captain McDonald, late of the
N. W. M. P., has been visiting
Fort Steele during tho past
week. Ho left for Wardner on
business.
John Sherwood went down the
river, in the bout "Dollar-and-a
half," on Sunday last.
E. A. Cleveland, provincial
surveyor was in town on Saturday last.
The Prospector will send a
small mineral exhibit to the New
Westminster Pair.
It is in order now for those
who have been receiving the
Prospector for a year, and who
have not paid for the same, to
bring or send in tlio amount due.
During the past week the New
York quotations of metals show
a substantial increase in the
whole list.
We learii tliat the N. W. M, P
now doing duty on tlie Crow't!
Nest railway will be recalled on
or about the 15th of October.
at the Venosta.
L. 0. de Pourtale and wife, of
Colorado springs, is registered
at the Dalgardno.
J. D. Mitchell, of Barkerville,
B. CE, is looking over the Fort
Steele district.
The Plebiscite election was a
very tame affair in this dislrict.
Harry Cummins has gone to
Elk river to survey 640 acres for
II. Parson.
T. T. McVittie, P. L. S„ has
gone to Elk river to survey the
Empire mineral claim.
Mr. G. H. Gills, inspector of
inland revenue for the province,
is iu Fort Steele on a tour of inspection. Mr. Gill will visit
Moyie Saturday.
Mrs. Stocldart of Windermere
is visiting at Fort Steele.
Iu an interview with the Free
Press Col. Baker stated that, in
the event of another election, he
will retire from active politics.
Tlie new government has decided that a royal commission
will investigate thc charges made
of improper payments of provincial moneys by the Turner government.
. Mr. French, of Wasa,
F6i't Stoele on Monday,
visileil
The potato thief got five
months residence at tlie Kamloops jail.
0. SUniitroin, of Bull Head
prairie, is in town on linsiness.
M.A
Mining   Broker
iti
AGENT FOR Iniperi
Sun Savings and Loan (|
Insurance Co.   Canada Life Assurance Co.
|]o. and Parsons Produce Co. of Winnipeg
Corresponding Mining Agencies iip London, England, New York, Montreal and Toronto.
, Agent for FULMER & KERFfJOT, ROYAL MAIL, Passenger and Express Line between
Golden and Fort Steele.
DRESS MAKING!
M.U    THE     LATEST    FASHIONS
Next weelc I shall remove my
dress making establishment to
Riverside Avenue, next door to
Ross & Herchmer.
MISS DURICK,
Ourzon Elovatud.
London, Sept, 28—It is official-
ly announced that Hon. George
Cursion, until recently parliamentary secretary of the foreign
office, who is to succeed the Earl
of Elgin as viceroy to India, has
been elevated to the peerage as
Baron Curzon of Kedleston.
NOTICE.
Notice is horoby Klvcn Unit slxly iluys alter
ilnlt, 1 Intend to npiily to the Commissioner of
Lends illul Works t<ir permission lo jHirehuse
an Islund In the Koolenuy riverln the Southern
Division of the district of Kust Kootonny opposite Lot'tiKiii. clroup I. Contulnlni' inn acres
morn or less.
(Slimed)   ,1. ,1. QUINOIVAN
Duted until Soptombor, ISH. Iil-M
Mr. ,VI. Carlin, manager of the
iliiinbia liiver Lumber Co,, of
ilden, is nl (i'orl   Steele   on
('.
(I
business
II.  Parson
Steele a visit.
is   paying   Fort
A large outllt left Port Steele
on KriJay for Perry creek district, where thoy will prospect
during the coming month.
Ooummunication.
Editou, PllOSPBOTOK.
Tuesday, Sept. 27th, 1898.
Dear Sir:—Kindly intimate in
your next issue for the benolit of
your readers, that the draw for
Kershaw's lot came off on Monday afternoon last, at about 15
past-! p, in. in Kershaw's Millard
room. Mr. Ede was appointed
chairman by those who assembled to witness the draw. Tho
winner of the lot was Mr, I'*. W.
Fickeiseu and tlie number of the
winning ticket was 200, It was
decided to give u second prize in
llie shape of a large cake, this
was won by Mrs, U„ O, Jennings
of Fort Sleele, the number of
the ticket which won tlm cake
was 2011. Thanking you in anticipation of this being Inserted
in your next issue.
HlONKY  KwiHIIAW.
NOTICE.
Notice Is hereby fflven thul thirty duys
urter dnte 1 will upply to the Oold Commissioner, for a transfer of liquor license for tlio Victoria. Hotel, Tote Uoud, Ferule, to the Victoria
Hotel, corner of Vletorln Avenue and Smith
Slrcet, Fernle. l-'rom Frank II. Smith to
James W. Warwick.
JAMKH W. WARWICK.
Kernle. Sept. ISlrd, 1MB. M-M
WILL MEET IN JANUARY.
How Jos. Martin Talks About the
Meeting of the House.
Mr. Martin has said that the
recent campaign on coast had
been a hard one, but that he believed that the new government
would havo a working majority
in the house, though this could
not be stated as a certainty until the house met. This, prob-
bably, will not tako place boforo
January. The Turner government, he believed, had loft tho
province in a bad llnancial condition, as it Inul gone behind
steadily for somo years.
Mussulman! Aro Evauivo.
Loudon, Sept. 21—The Tlmos'
Candia correspondent says:
The Mussulmans are yielding
up obsolete arms, and have nol
yet brouglii in any Martini rifles,
Agents for
II, Fort Steele, 11
Building
and Loan
. BEALE
and   Commission   Agent
1898.
1898.
Provincial Exhibition
UNDER THE DIRECTION OP THI''.
Ro^al Agricultural and Industrial Society of British Columbia-
October 5tn to 13% inclusive
At New Westminster
IN CONJUNCTION WITH THK
CITIZENS' GRAND YEARLY CELEBRATION.
$18,000   PRIZES   $18,000
The Premium List Is the largost ovor offered Wont nf Toronto
Pyro-Speotaoular Bombardment of Santiago De Cuba,
And Blowing up of the Maine.
Pollowoil by an iip-lo-date lire works display, which Ims been specially scoured
fui' (mil' nights, ut an enormous oxponse,
LACROSSE AND BASEBALL MATCHES. BICYCLE MEET.
AQUATIC, SAILOR AND CALEDONIAN SPORTS.
Dbfi SHOW. PROMENADE CONCERT, HORSERACES.
The Hnest bands in tlio Province will provide music,   Special rates over all
Railway and Steamboat Lines.   No entrance fees charged for exhibits.    Prom-
Lists, entry forms, and full information on application to
MAjYOR OVENS, W. H. EDMONDS,
Chairman Celebration Committal). Secretary Celebration Committee.*
TRAl'l', ARTHUR MALINS,
Prosidont It. A. & I, Society. Secretary R. A. & I. Society,
W. II. KP.ARY, Exhibition Commissioner.
M. MCINNES & GO.
Wholesale and Retail Meat  Merchants
A  PULL LINK, ALWAYS ON HANI).
iSF Market* ut Port Stoolo, Oranbroolt, Moyio, Wardner and
r*'o!rnln.

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