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Vol.l.      THE    PROSPECTOR,  FORT   STEELE   B.C.
SATURDAY    JUNE    6 th,   1890.
No,  32.
S T.LOUIS    RALLIES..
PROMPT AND EFFECTIVE MEASURES FOR RELIEF 0? HEP.
HOMELESS. REFUSES OUTSIDE AID.
St.Louis, May 29th, To night, 49 hours after
the tornado, there exista about as much uncertainty aa to the abtual number killed and the
amount of property damage as on the first morning of the disaster. Scores of dead have been
identified.but no one is willing to venture a
guess as to how many bodies may be in the ruins
of the hundreds of buildings as yet unexplored.
The total number of dead in St,Louis,identified
up to tonight is 162, and in East St,Louis, 127.
In East St .Louis, the re are  22 bodies yet uniden-
tified.but the  ruins upon Yrtiich the rescuers
have not yet begun work,may swell the total far
beyond that figure. The estimate upon the property loss have grown wilder and further apart,
estimates made to day reach from   ^3.000.000. to
teo.000.000.  for St,Louis,and   hi.000.000.   to
$30,000,000. for  test St,Louis. The popular
estimate is In the neighborhood of  325.000.000.
for both cities,including the railroad buildings
damaged. Generous offers of assistance hire been
made,but all have    been refused,Henry I: '   .g
cabled from London to the mayor that he 1 ,j&
mailed a check for  il.000.  A partial list of the
detailed losses in the  residences of the stricken district foots up ''5473.000.
The thousands of men who have been working at
the wreokage in   St,Louis  today have scarcely
made an Impression  towards restoring anything
like order. The streets are all choked with the
battered remains of houses,factories,hospitals,
and churches.Starting near Tower Grove Park,in
the western   part   of the oity,a quarter populated by wealthy people,the cyclone mowed its
way to the river,carrying death and destruction
in its path,along Compton Heights,the path of
of the   storm is   strewn with wrecked homes,
roofs of houses,timber and rubbish. The same is
true of many other thoroughfares.
The number of families left homeless by the
devastation along the    path of the storm will
reach into the thousands,and for a time  they
will be dependent upon charity. All business is
virtually suspended,every one agrees that months
will fail to reveal  the  extent of the  tornadoes
devastation in Illinois.  From the surrounding
country,thousands of men and women and children
flocked into the olty to view the scene of ruin
and death.  Officials of the board of education
are figuring out the enormous losa the sohoola
between Choteau avenue and Arsenal street suffered.  The school board oan not repair the damages for leas than   feO.OOO.  Several schools will
not be opened till next September.
Af  the emergenoy hospital, in the old Good Shepherd Convent ,there    are nearly 300 sick,trans-
fered from the city hospital after it was demol
isr.ed. At St .John'a hospital tho wounded are be-
g well cared for. The situation at East St,
! Louis,has grown worse eaoh hour,the  rescues have
| been comparatively small",progress  is slow and  it
is believed large numbers of bodies are yet to
be found.The wrecked town presents an aweful a$p
appearance to day,scores of dead horses and cattle are scattered among the ruins and are adding
a sickening feature to the already sanitary
insanitary condition of the district.
Thomas Griffin,an ex-policeman,who was killed
at home,was one of the 600 who survived   the
famous oharge of the light brigade at Balakaava
during the Crimean war",0n the police force he
won the tit  ; of "Old Sleuth of St,Louis."
Two oompanit.s of State militia patrolled the
levee distr--.      at, East St,Louis to day,dead lines
are established, and no one is allowed to pass
without a permit,fifty special policemen were
aworn in. Late figures tend to reduce the number
killed. A ladies relief oommittee has been organized,and are actively at work.
Boatmen today began recovering the wrecked and
disabled crafts or such portions as appeared
worth saving. Eleve \ boats and tugs are thought
to be beyond repair .Five members of the O'Dell
were r",.orted missing yesterday,and given up as
lost,none of the bodies have been recovered.The
number of lost lives in the river is a matter
of conjecture only.
Everywhere can be seen men delving in the ruins
for buried victims,clearing the streets of dismantled poles,wires and general debris,repairing
the damage done to the thousands of buildings,
relieving the homeless and injured.  It becomes
more and more evident that the tornado is the
worst that ever vi3ited this or any other city
on the North American   Continent.  The horrors
multiply every hour.More than 130 dead bo.dies
have been recovered in St Louis,and over 400
persons are known to be injured.   The mangled
cadavers are found in innumerable places along
the .path of  the  storm and being taken to improvised morgues.  It will be weeks before the  complete  list of the •   killed can be made,but  the
list of dead is  climbing to the 200 mark.
Beside this, all previous calamities of  this kinc
seem trivial in oost. Manfully the business men
of St Louis have tak n up the work of relief.
The earnest meeting on change  -'osterday was the
beginning,  There are  iihousands  that can pull
themselves out of this  trouble,and there   are
other thousands who have lost their all and must
be helped.  In East St Lou1 & tho    disaster was
complete,the woptern sootioi: of    that railway
town being one vast  enamel  house.   Only a single
dwelling was left  standing on    what is called
"The  Island" and 600 families are homeless.
In  the    wake of the   tornado come grave problems,
one being the protection cf  the city  In the
absence oj .t-io 1.1 gl.',:-     "      i'irst Missouri
regiment has .:,,.- on    p-.it :. ,    _e,and    the
polioe oommir-18loners are -.„ -nen to the force
The loss will r-aoh away i] ,it. ?. millions„m€
and carmo1  be eutima H f.r ...^ '.'
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I THE    PROSPECTOR,  FORT    STEELE    B. C.
T H E    PROSPECT 0 R,
IS PUBLISHED WEEKLY BY THE PROSPECTOR OOMPANY.
A.B.Graoe .Manager.
One Year,      J 1.50.
Six Months,           75*.
All communications directed to the Prospector,
Fort Steele  3.C.
We are not responsible for communications.
SATURDAY   JUNE    6 th,  1896.
■viTwr
■PROFESSIONAL.
Charles. 'Maclean.
Thomas .McVittie,
Physician Sc Surgeon.
P.L.S.  & C.E.
H.L,Cummins. P.L.S. & C.E.
W.J.Rooke.Cowell. M.A.    B.Sc.      F.G.S.
N.Arnold.Wallinger.    Assayer k Metallurgist.
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FORT STEELE MINING ASSOCIATION.
R.L.T.Galbraith.
O.S.Frizzell
N.A.Wallinger.
Robert, Dcmpsey.
William. Carlin.
j Thomas. McVittie.
President.
Vice
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John.Graasick.
R.L.T.Galbraith.
RECTORS.
A.B.Grace. H.
Thomas.MoVittie.
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Treasurer.
Secretary.
.Barnes.
The next regular meeting of the Association will
be held on Saturday June 13th.
All possible information will be furnished by
the Association, upon application to
Thomas,McVittie,Sec,Fort Steele B.C.
PROVINCIAL BOARD OP HEALTH.
NOTIFICATION OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES.
The following extract from the  "Health Aot, 1893"
is published for general Information by direction of the Provincial Board of Healthl-
Sr-o.69. Whenever any householder knows that any
person within his family or household has the
small-pox,diptheri a,scarlet fever, cholera,or
typhoid fever,he shall (subject in case of refusal
or neglect to the penalties provided by aud-sec-
tion(2) of section 98)within twenty four hours
give notice thereof to the local Board of Healthier to the Medical Health Officer of-the Distriot
in which he resides,if there  be one,and such notice shall be given either at tho office of the
Medical Health Offloer or by a communication
addressed to him and duly mailed within the time
above specified,and in oase there is no Medical
Health Officer,then to the Local Board of Health".
Sub-section   (2) of aeotion  98 provides ... -enalty
of ^100,or imprisonment for six month3,for* negleot
to report as required. \
+The Government Agent is the Local Board of ilealtl
in outlying Distriots.
A.T.WATT.
Secretary,Provincial Board of Health.
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R.L.T.Galbraith,Indian Agent,went to Tobacco
Plains,on Tuesday,on business connected with his
office.
The river is still rlslng,and ore going down the
river.
COURT   NOTICE.
TABLE',showing the dates and plaoes of Courts
of Assize, Nisa Prius, Oyer and Terminer,and
General Gaol Delivery for the Year 1896.   . .
SPRING ASSIZES.
Nanaimo,    Tuesday  5th May.
New Westminster,  .. .Tuesday 12th May,
Vancouver,   Tuesday 19th May,
Clinton,   Monday 25th May.
Victoria,    Tuesday 26th May,'
Kamloops,    Monday 1st June,
Vernon,  Monday  8th June.
+Nelson,   Monday 15th June,
+Donald,   Monday  22nd June.
+ Special As3ize.
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EDUCATION.
Eduuatlon Office. X^
Viot.orla.May 4th 1896.
NOTICE,is hereby given that the annual examination of candidates for certificates of qualification to teach in the Public Schools of   the  >
Province will be held as follows,commencing on v
.Friday July 3rd 1896,at  9 a.m.
Victoria,  In South Park School Building.
Vancouver,  ....In High School Building.
Kamloops,   In Public School Building.
Each applicant must forwarn a notice,thirty
days ''fore the examination, stating the class
ang     .ide of certificate for vtfiioh he will be a
candidate,the optitional subjects selected,and _4
which of the above named places he will attend,
Every notice of intention to be an applicant
must be accompanied with satisfactury testimonial of moral character.
Candidates are notified that all the above
requirments must be fulfilled before their applH
cation oan be filed,
All candidates for First Class,Grade A, Certificates, including Graduates,must attend in Victoria to take the subjects prescribed for July 14th
and 15th instants,and to undergo required oral
examinations, S.D.POPE,
Superintendent of Education.
MINING   NEWS.
H.L.Amme, has a number of men working on the
Big Chief,this property is an extension of the
Midnight.
R.O.Jennings brought in some nioe looking galena from the Deane,
The pipe for the Nip and Tuck Co has arrived,
and Mr DeRosier is hauling it to the mine.
Geo Watson has some nice looking oopper ore
,brought in from his Elk river property,
The owners of the Golden five group,are doing
their assessment work,and expeot to make a good
■ showing this season.
Col George Doherty reports his property on Wild
Horse oreek,as looking way up,and a good showing
of ore    In the tunnel.
Jack Thompson brought in some rioh 3peoimens of
copper ore from the Wasa property.
The owners of the Gold Hill property will run
50 feet of a tunnelat an early day. THE    PROSPECTOR, FORT    STEELE    B.C.
POLITICS.
THE PROSPECTOR, has nothing to do with party
politics,its sole aim is to promote the mining
interesta of the Fort Steele district.And anything, Political or otherwise detrimental to the
interests of this distriot will find a place in
these columns.
The Golden Era, says:-  that the Fort Steele
Prospector,is wounded about  the Crow's Nest Pass
Railway,and tries to attribute the wound to the
Liberals at Ottawa.
"Yes,we are wounded" and   so is every honest man
in the diatrict;as to who  is to.blame in the
matter,we will let the people of the distriot
pass judgement upon on the. 23rd instant,as to
the Prospector,we have a right to express our
views on matters of interest to this section of
the oountry.And as we have not;and Will not
"accept a aubsidy, we can speak as we think without being partisan to either party. We also know
that many important bills are passed during the
last part of the session.And our Hopes and Fears
are not astray,when we say,that we well know that
it was possible to pass  this bill,were it not for
the faot,that the opposition threatened to talk
It out of the house,The building of the Crow's
Nest Road is of vital importance to Fort Steele.
The future prosperity,the development of the vast
mineral resources of the district,all depend upon
the construction of this road. We acknowledge-the
fact that we are wounded,for we have the best
interests of this section at heart. And we place
the blame" without fear or favour" just where we
think that it belongs",To the    credit of the oppo
sltlon^not withstanding"   subsidized reports to
the contary.
s TERRI'1LE FATAL ACCIDENT AT VICTORIA.
At the close of the celebration on the 2Gth of
May'.a terrible and fatal accident oocured at the
Point Ellise bridge. As one of the  electric street oars was passing over the bridge, the draw
draw gave way and precipitated the car,and all in
it into the water,the car was crowded to its utmost  oapaoity,and but  few escaped.  05 bodies have
been reoovered,and it is supposed that many more
have been carried away by the tide,as the car
register showed that   95 fares had been paid.
Ouite a number of prominent people from Seattle,
Taooma and Port Town send wore among the drowned.
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A NARROW ESCAPE.
Messers Monroe, Cummin a   'nd Walsh, took an unexpected bath in the Kootenay on Wednesday. They
were assisting in rafting some lumber near the
Rocky ford,when a line caught the boat,capsizing
it,throwing its occupants into the  river. They
all auooeeded in reaching the bank though it was
a narrow escape,as the river is very swift at
that point.
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Mr.A.Leitoh,returned from Butte Montana last
Thursday.He reports that several Montana capitalists will arrive on the next boat to inspect a
oopper property on Elk river.
METAL QUOTATIONS.
New York   May 30th.
Bar silver,    68 1/4 $.
Copper firm,Brokers price  )ll.50 exchange llll. 75.
Lead,quiet, Brokers prioe   ^3.00 exchange   js3.OS 1/2,
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It Is expeoted that the new draw in  the bridge,
will be oompleted in about a week. It will be a
great benefit to the steamboats.
SATURDAY   JUNE   6th,  1896.
A BUSY DAY AT   FORT   _P_EL~:
On last Tuesday, three steamboats   arrived at
Fort Steele, within a styjrt  time of eaoh other.
The "Ruth" Capt,Miller, \xad just came down, the
river ..from the North Star landing with 100 tona
of ore. The Annerly oame up the river from Jennings. And the Gwendoline,from Canal Flats with
30 tons of freight,oonsignod to parties in Fort
Steele. The boats are all making good time and
oarrying all the ore possible on the down trip.
The "Ruth"has m-'.de two trips,taking down 170 tons.
The "Annerly"three trips,with about  80 tons to
her credit. It is expeoted that   the "Gwendoline"
will make a trip to Jennings next week on her
return from Canal Flats. Capt,Jones,new boat the
"Rustler" is expected here next week. Taking the
situation as it now presents itself,the boats
will have no trouble to transport all the  ore the
North Star Co,has at its landing. We learn that
Mr Mann,has reported that he will keep the boats
running and will take out another  3.000,tons if
necessary before the season closes.
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SECURITIES DEPRESSED.
London June 3rd, South African seouritiea were
depressed, on the Stock exchange   to-day,owing to
rumors of the resignation of John Hays Hammond
and other officials of the Gold Fields Co.
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METAL QUOTATIONS.
New York, June 3rd.
Bar Silver, 68 l/4 $.
Copper firm,Brokers price   111.60. Exohange  'J 11. 75
Lead quiet, Brokers price,'■300. Exchange  ^3.02.
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ROUND TOWN.
The lumber for the International Co1s new
warehouse oame down frow Hansons last Wednesday,
and the constuuetion will be pushed as fast as
possible.
The steamers "Ruth" and "Annerly" arrived here
last evening from Jennings.
Bruce Chisholm and Wm Sprague with several other
partiesKinterested in the several leases at
PalmersFbar,visited the property on a tour of
inspection during the early part of the week.
Divine Services at the School Room on Sunday e
evening at 7 1/2 0'clook, all are invited.
We leam that the War Eagle and the Iron Mask
minea at Rossland, have been aold to D.C.Corbin
for $1,500,000,
William Carlin has returned from a business trip
to Spokane.
A Mr Moffitt.pf Butte Montana came in on the
"Ruth" He will visit Watsons oopper property at
Elk river,
Barney Quin oame down from the Lilly May, today,
He has some fine looking ore taken from the mine
which he will sMd to Spokane.
Mr Cowell and Mr Watelette was looking over the
Dardenelles, during the early part of the week.
' The pipe for the Nip and Tuck Co has reaohed the
mine,and will soon be riveted and plaoed In
position,and aotive work commenced at the mine.
J The Proapector Co will commence the erection of
new building next week.getting ready for the new
I plant,whioh will arrive in a few weeks. THE    PROSPECTOR    FORT    STEELE   3.C.
SATURDAY   JUNE   6 th,  1896.
I   UPPER COLUMBIA NAVIGATION AND TRAMWAY CO,Ltd.
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And the
nrrrRNAHONAL transportation Co,
Connecting with
CANADIAN PACIFIC k  GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAYS.
TIME TABLE,
Season of 1896.
To take effect May 41st.
GOING SOUTH,
Leave Golden 4a.m. Tuesdays.
Arrive Fort Steele 6p.m. Wednesdays.
Leave Fort Steele 4a.m. Thursdays and Sundays
Arrive Jennings 3p.m. Thursdays and Sundays.
GOING NORTH.
Leave Jennings 4a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. '
Arrive Fort    Steele 6p.m. Wednesdays & Saturdays
Leave Fort Steele 4a.m.  Tuesdays.
Arrive Golden 9a.m. Thursdays.
F.P.ARMSTRONG,  MANAGER.
CARLIN   k   D U R I C K.
GENERAL   MERCHANDISE.
AGENTS FOR THE CALIFORNIA GIANT POWDER COMPANY.
MINING      SUPPLIES   k    HARDWARE.
AGENTS FOR SLATER k SONS CFL2BRATED SHOES.
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THE    STEELE   HOUSE.
THE   PIONEER HOTET OF FORT STEELE,
Strictly First   Class.
FREE SAMPLE ROOM FOR COMMERCIAL MEN.
Charles Levett,Prop.      ja
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CO WELL k   WALLINGER.
ASSAY ERS k   METALLURGISTS.
Port     Steele    B.C.
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J. J. OUINLIVAN.
GENERAL BLACK SMITHINO,
A N G WOOD W 0 R K I N 0.
HORSE SHOEINO A SPECIALTY.
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D E M P S E Y    i    0 II A S S I C K.
CONTRACT    0    R S    k.    BUILDERS,
Port      Steele    B.C.
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COLUMBIA    LAUNDRY.
HOT    AND    COLD    BATHS.
W A S H I M    G    k   MENDING.
Mrs, Lewis.
THE   AMERICAN    STORE.
GENERAL   MERCHA   N    D   I S E.
GIANT   POWDER, MINING    SUPPLIES   £   HARDWARE,
GROCERIES    &    PROVISIONS.
SUPPLIES    FOR   MINERS    AND    PROSPECTORS.
B.W.J ones.
Fort  Steele B.C. Jennings Morttana.
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THE    UPPiTR    KOOTENAY   NAVIGATION    COMPANY.
STEAMERS    ANNERLY    &    RUSTLER.
Will make two trips per week ,between Jennings
and Fort Steele.
FOR FREIGHT AND EXPRESS RATES APPLY TO
3. W. JON   E S, Jennings Montana.
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THE   DALGARD    N    0   HOUSE.
Fort    Steele   B.C.
How under the management of
A.  MORI N,
Is a large new, and attractive Hotel
of quiet ele.gr-ce in all its
appointments,with a
ousine of superior
excellence.
Special rates by the month.
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T.H E    MISSION    STORE.
GENERAL   MERCHANDISE,
THE    HIGHEST'
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CASH    PRICE
PAID FOR FURS.
T .   LOVE.
St,Eugene Mission.
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THE   MOUNTAIN    HOUSE.
Port Steele B.C.
William Forsyth, Proprietor.
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This is one of the best appointed Hotels in the
Fort Steo'.e District.
Every room is c .mfortably furnished.
"    THE MOUNTAIN .*     SS DINING ROOM,
Is under th     .lanagement of
W.E.BICGINGS.
When you visit Fort Steele,you will miss it if
you dont stop at  the Mountain House.
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J AMES    H I  G II WARDEN.
Tonsorial    \rtist.
SHAVING   k.    11 A I R C U T T I N 0.
Everything neat and clean.
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