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FORT    STEELE   B.C.    SATURDAY,
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THE NEW TRANSPORTATION Co.
The International Transportation Co, has been
formed by the Upper Columbia Navigation & Tramwayi
Co,and Oiyp' t,J.D.Miller. They will run from Jen-!
nings,to Fort Steele and Fort Steele to Canal
Flats connecting with the Columbia River Steamers*
at Golden, The boats will be the Ruth,a steamer   j
130 feet in length, 22 feet beam, 4 feet 6 ineheSi
depth of hold;  the engines 10 x 74.
The Gwendoline.which is now being rebuilt,will be;
98 feet    in length,18 feet beam,and is intended
principally for a freight boat, The "Ruth" will
compare favor-ably with the steamers on any Western waters; and ia being constructed by Louis
Paquet, one of the best known ship builders of
Portland.The frame was got out at that place ,and
the lumber was specially seleoted by Cap't Miller
at    Seattle. The cabins of the na» boat, will
inolude a large Dining Saloon,  Smoking room,and   (^
a large number of State-rooms, besides dcoorrmoda-'
ttons for Officers and Crew. A letter from Cap't
Miller,dated Feb 22nd,    Says, the Ruth is in
frame,Paquet considers the material the best he
has ever put into a boat. The time table is not
yet decided upon,but it is safe to announce that
the Ruth will run to Jenning3 or Libby t'"ice a
week,and the Gwendoline,oner' to Canal Flat,and
once   to Jennings,  it was • thought_ at one time
that  the trade via Golden would be very snail,but
it now looks as if a large part of our imports
would come that way. This Co,having two connections,'   will leave the Railroads to settle tha
question as to which route  Is best for Fort
Steele, The people of Libby are offering great
inducements to have their town made the terminus
and may gain thair point, the only objection being the extra 12 miles of distanoe, a later report    is that   the material has arrived at Libby,
and   the construotion of the new boat is being
pushed as fast as possible.We might say, Let the |
good   work go on,We have thousands, of tons of Orel
awaiting shipment,and can furnish plenty of down
freight for all the boats.
A GRAND    BANOUET.
The first annual banquet of the N.W.Mining Asso-
oiation,whioh was held In Spokane on the 22nd of
Feb,was a fitting olose to the first convention
of the Assoolation', it was the most distinguished
gathering of Mining men,ever held in this section
of the North West. There being representatives
present from Washington,Idaho,Montana,British .
Columbia and England. At the banquet,O.B.Dennis,
President ,pf the Association, presided aa Toast
Master.Upon coming to order,And in extending a
weloome to all,He said that Americans and Britons
were   there assembled,a oomuion people participating   in a common cause, He then proposed this
toast. That George Washington, was the greatest
miner of the age,in that he has appreolatively
tunneled his way into the heartp of every American
leaving there a loving impress for all time.With '
reverence he proposed the following toast,That future  .ages will ohroniole as the greatest amalgu-
[ matOP She who In the author of_the most oerfeqt,
wlding of hearts, Her Majesty she Cue en of Eng-|
land. The convention was a success,and the future!
mining interests of the North ,fest, will be oare-J
fully attended to by. the North West Mining Aseo1
oiation.
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CATTLE QUARANTINE,
A Cattle quarantine, station, has '■
lished between Elk river and Rook oreek,for cat-
lie coming from the South, Two large hands a.
expeoted early in May from Montana for the .vea
Kootenay market,
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T A X E S.
The    Collector at Fort Steele,has beennoti-
'fied by the Finance Minister not  to receive Asses
ment tax on mineral and mining olaims as asseos-
,Sd in 1895.
MINING ASSOCIATION MEETING,
At the last meeting of the Fort Steele Mining
Assoolation, The following report on the Lillie
Ifey and Lentz claims situate on Wild Horse creek,
•"hioh had Veen forward to a pari,/ in Spokane,
in anflWer to a letter received by the Seoretarv,
asking Information i/jnoerning said property.was
read to the   mating,    Lillie Mav, one tunnel in
40 feet,with two foot lead in the face,showing
ore.  Open cut about 50   feet from tunnel,10 feet
in length with 0 foot faoe,good surface showing',
.the lead 2    l/2 f.eei In wlith Is expose-! to view I
•above this out. about 200 feet from tunnel is       i
another open    rock out,that is 9 feet  in length, !
on the face   of whioh,th>» lead measures 6 feet
from wall to   wall,with a fine showing  of ore
whioh'   is principally gold quartz. The vein runs |
aoross the Lentz lode from the Lillie May.'.The       i
third claim being located principally for a mill
site and water    power. I
The Secretary was also instructed to write to the
Minister of Publio work3 at Ottawa,to call his
attention to the inadequacy of the present draw
In the bridge   at Fort Steele and bring to his
knowledge the   faot that at least one of  the. boac:
V>elng built for the transport of ore rlurtng the
ooming season,Is over 26.feet beam,while tho draw
measures only   23 feet 3 inches,therefore  something must neoessarlly be done Immediately to
remedy this   state of affairs as navigation opens
between the middle of April and the first of May,
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THE CO'IHO SEASON.
We are on the verge of great mining activity,and
it is easy to predict an era for British Columbia
not less remarkable for mineral out rut  than is
now distinguishing South Africa. It is estimated
that the Province from Kootenay alone  this year,
will produoe over #3   .000.000. in gold and'sUvel
This we consider a low estimate, and we would not
be surprised if the output reached  If    ,000.000,
West Kootenay will make a grand showing,and is
daily growing    In Importance; East Kootenay,is
coming rapidly into line as a mineral producer,,
and will ship many thousands of tons of rloh ore
during the ooming year. And vie would advise inves-
I tort,to keep their eye's on Kootenay.
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THE    PROSPECTOR,
THE    PROSPECTOR,
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IS PUBLISHED WEEKLY  BY THE PROSPECTOR xO,
, A,  B.  Grace, Manager,
One Year,   ., |l,S0.
Si ic Months, 75<j:
All communications directed to  THE PROSPECTOR Co
' Fort Steele B.C.
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PRO   F  E S S I 0 N A L.
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Chas.Maolean.
Thomas,McVittie.
H.L.Cummins.
W.J.Rooke.Cowell.
Physician k Surgeon.
P.L.S.   & C.E.
P.L.S,  k C.E.
M.A.    B.So.      F.G.S.'
N.Arnold,Wallinger.  Metallurgist & Assayer.
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SATURDAY    MARCH    14th    1896,
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FORT STEELE MINING ASSOCIATION.
R.L.T.Galbraith. President.
O.S.Frizzell.                              Vice        ,,    ,, .
Robert.Dempsey.                                 ,,        ,,    )(
N.A.Wallinger.                                   ,, ,,    ,,
Wm.Carlin. Treasurer.
Thomas.McVittie. Secretary.
DIRECTORS.'
John'.Grassiok. A.B.Grace.       H.W.Barnes.
R.L.T.Galbraith. Thomas. McVittie.
Tne next   regular meeting of the Assoolation will
| be held on Saturday the 21st of Maroh.
All possible information,will be furnished by the
Assoolation, upon application  to
Thomas,MoVittie,Seo ,Fort Steele,B.C.
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• Thomas,MoVittie,Esq.    Fort Steele,B.C.
Sir:-- Referring again to your communication
of    the    27th of January   ult,  Ibeg  to enclose
herewith oopy of a letter received to-f'ay from hi:
Honour Judge Spinks, by whioh you will roe that hi
is prepared to hold County Court at  Fort  Steele
whenever there is any business to at term  to.
j        I have the honour to be,Sir,Jour obedient
servang,    Arthur. O.Sird th , Ten ,Atty, Oen'l,
■Arthur.G.Smith.Esq. Vernon,24th Feb 96.
Dear Sir:-    A County Court  was appointed for
Fort Steele last year but  the Registrar  notified
me that no summonses had been  Issued,! did not
waste time by going there.  I am quite ready  to
hold Courts at Fort Steele or anywhere  it may
thought advisable but  I can only do  so at   the
expense of some other plaoe. Until a Judge  la appointed for Kootenay my duties cannot be satisfao-j
torily performed,  I am continually on  the move and
if I pay any espeoial attention to one plaoe .owing
to a rush of business,I have  to negleot some other
as    I oannot be at more than one plaoe  at  the same
time. Yours obediently. Wm-Warri u&pinks —»■-»••
THE    GOLDEN    KICKER.
In the   Golden   Era, of the 29th of February,
We notice a communication signed F,W.Aylmer,who
suggests in order to help the Government ouli,
that the salaries of our officials be reduced _'
one third. On looking over the Public aooounta'
we find two payments opposite the name of P',W,
Aylmer,15 Days at  9.10 per day =4150,    29 days
at  $7,  per' Day -?'$302J,    Now we will offer the    .
suggest ion-,-that 'Fred return one half the above
'   sum to the already depleted Treasury of   .
the    Province in-order to help out; as any ordinary' Miner or Laborer would have been glad of
the opportunity of doing the same work for $2.50
per day, Fred seems to be " a Joker"Now you see
me at  :JlO per day,then he disappears,
as a C.E. only to bob upmost serenely as Foreman at  $7 oer day,
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THE UPS.AND DOWNS OF MINING.
The ups and downs of the mining mans life ,is one
of the chief elements in its facination.When a
man drops in on a good thing he feels"elated"
over it,but when he dropa out of a good thing,
through negleot and lack of faith, the result is
discouraging. Those that hold up until the last
moment and then.sacrifices their interests,feel
rather blue when the tidal wave of prosperity
sets in.It  is true of most camps  that the first
to enter, are the poorest of all who leave,There
are notable exceptions,yet the rule proves true
in most oases,
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ADVICE TO THOSE'PURCHASING.
Dont, buy in a hurry, Dont,buy-until you have
seen the property yourself,or some one  in whom
you have absolute confidence has seen it.' Dont
buy until you have investigated the title.'When
you think of purchasing,have aasays made from
samples taken from the whole width of the ledge,
take average rook,not the best.
ROUND TOM.
Several Prospectors oaine in from Montanai
during the week,they report more ooming.
The Rev'd Father Cooooli-t was in from St Eugene
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on Wednesda
Captain Armstrong will be with us on Sunday.HS
oomes to arrange for a supply of wood for his
BtBruiiers,
H.J.Edson and James Brown made a q.uiok trip to
Elk river and baok,it is reported that the former
intends looating at Cripple oreek Col,
I
leorge Hoggarth will leave for his mine, the *Mid
night" on Monday.  This claim is rhowing up first
i elans,
Eli  Paquim ia down from Fairmont,and reports the
3nov. all gone around the Lakes
The Gillis and DoRosier teams got in from Tobaooo
Plains loaded with oats,they report the road almos
impassible,
The Ohe.nie team got, in from GoldenwltlL.
with merchandise for D.MoNeish.
II.L.Amine name in from the forth Star ,He-will leave
on Monday for Harrington .Wash,He will return about
[ tho 1st of May.he is largely interested in mines
near Fort Steel..-, "v.".'. .1 r
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THE PROSPECTOR,
SATURDAY, MAROH xm.Uth' 1S06,
THE   BELL   S/LL,
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L- One   of the moat successful Dances of  the season
:   was   held last Evening at  the Dalgardno Hall.
!' The   cbjeot of the entertainment was  to raise
funds for the purchase of a Bell for the Publio
Sohool.    Nearly all the resident a of the town
were present,and dancing waa kept up until a-'re-
oesa was had for refreshments,which w? re provided by the'Ladies, after which dancing was resum- S
ed,and enjoyed until the "Wee   'ma Ours"  when the .
large gathering separated much pleased with the
Evenings amusement.The floor Manager,Mr,H,W.
Barnes, and the Stewards of the Ball Messers,
Grassiok and Langley,left nothing undone to make .
'the Evenings entertainment oleasant and agreeable
to all. The music was under the direction of Prof,,
Farquharson,and High warden assisted by Mlss,Bail-;
ey at the organ. To Mrs.Huokle, is due in a great-
the mtooeas of the "social gathering"which passed,
of sc pleasantly,and to her,and those Ladies and ■
Gentlemen who ably and willingly assisted, the
Sohool Trustees thanks are due,
BIRTHDAY PARTY.
■Master,Herbert,Clark,son of our respected Collec-
ter of Customs, gave a birthday party to a number
of his young friends on Thursday livening, a very
pleasant time with games and other amusements was
spent,and before separating,all joined in wishing
their young friend many happy returns of the day.
GERMANY'S   IDLE <30LD.
During the celebration of the twenty fifth anniversary of the events of the great Franco-German
war special permission was granted to a few favored ones to visit the vaults at Spandau,Prussia,
in whioh the sum of 120.000.000, .narks       "   '
(   130.000.000.)   ,a part of the war indemnity of
$1,000.000.000, paid by France,has lain idle,draw
Ing no interest whatever,for a quarter of a century. This board is  reserved to defray the expenses incident to the Immediate mobilization of the
entire German Army, whenever occasion may take
that neoessary. It is all in geld,in in mark and
20 mark pieces,750.000 pieoss in all,put up in
purses of 10.000.mark's,eaoh dozen purses being
.inolosed in a box,nailed and sealed.
DIVINE    SERVICE.
DIVINE SERVICE next Sunday Evening in the School
Room at 7 1/2 Oolock. Subject,"the Armenian Mas-
saore.    All are invited, i
MILL    STARTED.
The Mather's mill started up a few days ago,and
will keep outting for some time as numerous orders
have been taken for lumber. The mill is  In charge
of Mr.Jones of Kalispel.
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FROM THE MINES.
C.M.Edward8,has returned from a visit to the Nortl
Star and Sullivan group. He reports that'the Star
has an immense amount or ore  in sight, and that
there is 2.300 tons at the landing  ,700 tons at
MoOinty, and about  3.000 tons on the dump.    :
Messers.Smith and Clever are pushing development work on the Sullivan property,the shaft is
down 33 feet and in solid galena, and there Is a
large amount of ore in sight,   A small cut was
run on the Hope, showing Galena in the face.  It
is patent to any one that has seen  the Sullivan
property that it will make a large producing
mine in the near future;
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THE St,EUGENE    MINE,
It is reported that ore has been struok in the
lower tunnel,
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ELECTRICITY   AND   MINES.
The operation of mining apparatus by ..
eleotrioijy ia daily growirrgrmiore wide-spread*.
e.% the steady work of the plants now running
drives home the eonviction that by means of eleo
tricity mines may be operated more conveniently
than by any -other system'.better work be effected
and greater economy induced. Coal and metal mine
operators are animated by no sentimental  inclinations in favor- of older methods.  It is simply
a queation with them o" an outlay and resultant
profits,and the electricity driven apparatus is
everywhere slowly but effectually displacing
apparatua operated by steam or compressed air.
Since the General Electric company first  entered
the field   it has kept steadily in view the  improvement of it's electrically operated mining
apparatus and its adaptation to the peculiar
'conditions of the mining industry,  The slow apeed
moters are recent developments in the meter line
made by the company in question and designed for
u»e on direct-current circuits.For outputs
greater than five horse power, they present  dectd
ed advantages over motors ot  bioolar type. They
are compactly built and admit of direct oombirta-
'tion with machinery without inercaseing the apace
occupied to any great extent. They operate at
slower speed than any other motor of similar oap-
aoity yet built,and though reduction of speed
must necessarily imply inorease of weight,yet in
this case it la amply compensated for by economy
of material effected by the adoption of the four
pole type.The frames and fields are of special
soft oast steel,which,possessing high magnetic
permeability,allow of the construction of a
motor G-? lighter than other motors of the same
output at higher speed. The armatures are thoroughly ventilated', and the windings of copper
wire,firat formed and Insulated, are embedded in
slots in. the armature  oor,e, and bound seourely
on the projecting flange of the a mature spider.
The coils oan be easily removed and replaced  ;
the insulation is the excellent result of years
of experience.  The machines are sparkles a,, and the
load can be varied from nothing to full load with'
out the necessity of shifting the brushes.Precautions are taken to prevent any tendency on. the
part of the bearings to get- out of alignment ,and
proper oontaot of brushes with the comnutator Is
assured by special construction of the brush
' holders.
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ROUND    TOWN,
Mr .and Mrs, Mathers are in from the landing,and are
stopping at the Dalgardno House.
The new and stylish Ladies hats,which are  seen
on our streets,are' greatly admired,
A joint stock oompany is about to be formed to
build a hall for Publio meetings and entertainments. This is a move in the right dlrection,for
it is needed ,
The Bell Ball of last, evening was tho greatest
success of the season,this is the unanimous  opinion of all who were there,
Mr.Jackson of the custom tailoring firm of Jackson & Co,of.Brookville
Ont.is with us soliciting orders.
Sidney.Skertohly,went as far as Wasa to  ireet
Superintendent Young of the Inviota Co.
Mr.Andrews is in from the North Star,and reports
the hauling of ore aa far as McOinty, •     THE    PROSPECTOR,
CARLIN    &.  D U R I C K,
■     G   S   K E R A L    HSROfl/   N   D I S E,
AGENTS FOR THE CALIFORNIA GIANT I  OER COMPANY;,
. MINING    SUPPLIES ,   HARDWARE.
AGENTS   FOR SLATER 1 SONS CELEBRATED SHOES.
SATURDAY    FEB, 14th 1896.
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Kavigat ion, and
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Tramway. Co.
EXPRESS THROUGH RATE iO.p PER POUND,
FREIGHT,  GOLDEN TO FORT  STEELS,
Class    A '53.00.
Class    B $2,50,
Class    C $2.00
Class    Ii    %1,50.
T.H.B, Co oh rane, Pres,       F. P. Armstrong, Manager.
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THE    STEELE    II'OUS IB,
THE   OLDEST AND BEST HOTEL IH FORT STEELE.
STRICTLY FIRST CLASS.
FREE SAMPLE ROOM FOR COMMERCIAL MEN.
Chas. Levett, Prop.
C 0 W E L L    A   W A L L I N G E R,
A S S A   Y'ERS    k.   METALLURGISTS.
Pert    Steele    B.C.
COBB    :■   B R A N D.E P,
G E N E R A L    B L A 0 K S M I. T I1 '!  H G,
AND   WOOD W 0 R X I N 0.
HORSE    S H 0 E I  N  G     '     S P E 0   I  A !, T Y .
D E M P S :. Y    k    G R A S S  I 0 !■',,
CONTRACTOR  5    '     BUI L :, E 11 S.
Fort    Steele    ,'- 0,
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T H E    A M E   R I C A N    S T  0 R E.
G E N E R A ,L    MERCHANDISE...'
01ANT    POWDER,  MINING    SUPPLIES    &    HARDWARE,
iROCERIES    k    PROVISIONS.
B. W. J'O N E S,
Fort Steele    B.C. Jennings Montana,
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THE UPPER KOOTENAY NAVIGATION COMPANY.
STEAMER ANNERLY.  -.
JENNINGS MONTANA, TO FORT STEELE B.C.
FOR EXPRESS AND FREIGHT RATES APPLY TO ■
B . W. JONES,
Jennings Montana.
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'    DALGARDNO    HOUSE.
THE LARGEST AND MOST COMMODIOUS HOUSE IN STEELE,
BOARD BY THE DAY OR WEEK.
A. MORI N,  Prop, Fort Steele B.C.
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Fort    Steele   B.C.
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