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Vol  1.      PORT    S T E E L E.„ ..
SATURD. AY    JANUARY    4th   96.  No  9
ASSOCIATION    MEETING.
There was a good attendance    at the meeting of
the Fort Steele   Mining Association,    last Saturday evening.    At which the wants of the district, with retard to -o^ds, trails,.and bridges
for the ensuing year were  Cully discussed.  It
was decided that the Gold Commissioner should be
communicated with, and a list  forwarded to him;
showing in the opinion of the association", how
the appropriations for the year 1890.    for this
portion of the district, ooUld be expended to
the best advantage.     The first of importance,
was unanimously conceded to be the continuation
of the St larys trail,  considerable money ha3
been already spent on this work, and but very
little benefit can be reaped from it until the
the trail is pushed through to the watershed,
tapping t'e mineral belt of Copper, Silver, Gold
- and-lead,  which extends for thirty miles along
the summit of the Purcell range,   in the-vi-cin-
ity of the head waters of the St Mary's river
and its tributaries.  In this region there are
at  present over 75 claims staked off,  the owners
of whioh being heavily handicapped in conseque
noe of the difficulties in the way of getting in
supplies,  which would in a great measure be done
away with if the trail was oarried to .completion
through the twenty miles which intervenes between the present terminus and the summit .therehy
affording communication with the Kootenay river,
at Port Steele,
No 2. A wangon road from Cranbrookf to the Moyea
Lakes by way of Palmers bar,  to enable- the owners of the Moyea Lake group of mines to transport  their ore to the Kootenay river for ship
ment,  and also for the benefit of those parties
interested in mining on the upper portion of
the Moyea river and its b'-anohes. With regard to
this road,  it was recommended that the owners of
the mines producing ore should '-ear the expense ,
of construction,  which should be refunded by
the Government, on the completion of the work,
and  the delivery of a certain agreed number of
tons of ore,  reify for shipment, on the banks,.
of the    Kootenay river.
No 3.    For the cutting out of fallen timber and
placing bridges in proper repair on the Crow's   ,
Nest trail, this is a most important highway,     '
being the oheif means of communication between  I
this district, ,;nd the southern portion of
Alberta, besides passing through the Coal fieldq
of the Crow's Nest Coal "o.
No 4 Grading a waggon road from the Bridge
across the St Marys to the  top of the br-noh ,
overlooking the river on the North side,  to    -   !
oonnect the Counuyy   surrounding the North Star
and Sullivan groups of mines with the Kootenay,
river at Fort Steele during all seasons of the   :
year, also for the convenience of the net tiers
in the vicinity of Cherry and Luke   Crooks.
No 5. Grading hill on waggon road to the R.C.
Mission.
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No 0    Repairing the old pack trail bridge
across Bull river, which is of great convenien
ce to those miners and prospectors who have
mining interests in the vicinity.
No 7 Repairing and extending the Wild Horse trail
in consequence of the num rous valuable discoveries of Gold quartq made in that section of
country during the last season.
No 8 Diverting trunk road in the vicinity of
Bummers Plat, so as to do away with three miles
of heavy hilly road.
No 9 Diverting the road on flat oppositeFort
Steele,  the property through which this road
passes, having been laid out with lots and    streets,  the object  is that the road should    be
made so as to coincide with the survey thereby
affording a much better approach to the bridge.
NolO Continuation of Main waggon road from Bull
river south, so as to connect with the road at
Tobacco Plains,  then there would be an uninterrupted highway from Golden on the C.P.R.R. to
Kalispel on the Groat Northern ' .'•:.    Other matters
of interest wore discussed, the Secretary being
instructed to communicate with the Government
and draw their attention to the inadequacy of the
present draw in the bridge across the river a<
Fort Steele in view of the large traffic which
may be expected on the river next season,  the
present arrangment beside being diffioult to
j manage is altogether too narrow to aooomodate the
j boats that will be engaged in carrying ore next
i summer, and if not attended to before the openinp
(of navigation,  the bridge may suffer serious    in
,  jury or else one of the boats may meet with an
accident while passing through the draw,   if alio
ed to remain in its present "onditlon,  The Secretary was requested to write to the Attorney
General with regard to the  inconvenience suffered
by the residents in this section through the
absence of visits from a County Court Judge,surely the country is far enough advanced to entitle
us to at least three visits a "ear, as matters
are at present anyone becoming en-raged in a law
3Uitis obliged to go all the way to Donald,Kam-
loopr, ,or Nelson, whioh makes it almost impossible
for a poor man to defend hi3 interests, should
ocoasion arise, and consequently be placed at the
mercy of his wealthier opponent.    Ac ommlttee was
formed to draft a scheme as to the building of   —
and maintaining a hospital,  to report at the next
meeting which is to be held on Saturday evening
Jan 11th. A letter was also written to the lion,
J,A,Mara.M.P.  asking for his oo-oprrution in our
attempt to obtain    a weekly mail advice during
the winter.    A standing committer wa3  formed to
discuss the mineral act and make suggestions as
to amendments)  their reports will be submitted     >
from time to time to the general meetings and if
approved of, will be forwarded to Col.Baker our
Representative, for his oonnlderatIon,
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READ      THE      PROSPECTOR.
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SATURDAY      J A N U A R Y        4th 1896.
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Publis: >d ■■   -kly by the PR
Subscript'i
Jhas,Maclean
ro . company,
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profession  1,
Physician and Surgeon,
THE   BACHELORS   DANCE,
Thomas. :
icVittie
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N.Arnold
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P. L. S.
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FORT STEELE MINING ASSOCIATION.
R.L.T.Galbraith,
O.S.Frizzell,
R.D.Mathers,
II. W, Barnes,
William.Carlin
Thomas'. Mo Vit'tie,
President,
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Treasurer,
Secretary,
All possible  information will be furnished by
the Association upon application to
Thomas.McVittie,Seo Fort Steele
Mr.A.B.Grace.  Prospector Office, Port Steele.
Dear Sir.    For public information I wish to
state that  if a Plaint is entered in the County
Court, whioh should be heard, in Port Steele,
a Court Judge ".ill come to Port Steele for the
purpose of hearing such case,    I was notified to
this effect    bv Mr,J.F.Armstrong, the Registrar,
Yours Truly    C I, Ed wards.
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A GOOD APPOINTMENT.
The importance of British Columbia recognized.
Colonel   Prior, who has recently been appointed,|
Comptroller of Inland Revenue is one of our most
popular and useful representatives at Ottawa,    He ■
is one of the largest shareholders in the Crow's
lest Pas's R.   .    So now East Koottenay can depend      j
upon he^ interests being carefully looked after by.'
tnd our energetio represents-
the
tlve John
other por
Prior a 1
Minister,
lor.lnl     Pr
■a,.', P.      Port  Steele  joins the
of the Province In wishing Col,
irm c' usefulness un a Dominion
On Sunday next,  the 5th of Jan,    Divine Service
will be held In the little School Room around the
corner.  7 1/2 Ofclook.ull are  Invited  to attend.
The death of Gal rlel
Jenay Industrial School.  '.'/.■
Jthe death of Gabriel Renoit
the Industrial Schoo
On new years night, the gay and festive Baohel
ors of Fort Steele . gave a dance and supper, to
their friends,'married and single. About nine       \
O'clock, the elite of the town assembled at the
Steele House, where the Bachelors held forth, andj
were entertained as only old Bachelors oan enter
tain their friends,    it was a gay and festive
party, and the way the old Bach'shad of making
their   friends feel at home    and enjoy themselves
was all their own.   Invitations were sent to all,
.and about thirty couple were present, even his
Nibs, the Editor was there in all his glory, with!
a slight intermission for supper the danoe was
continued, until the early morn. The supper was
furnished by the Steele House cuisine, and was
very elaborate and all enjoyed it to the fullest,
among the Guests -.resent was Mr,  & Mrs. Ii. A. Wall in
Ter. Mr,  !j. Mrs.Levett.    Mr'. & Mrs.Prizzell, Mr. i:
Mrs. Broulctte. Mr.-Js Mrs. Barnes.Mr.* Mrs. Withers,
Mrs.Huckel. Mrs .Porsvth. Mrs.Maclean.Mrs.Henry.
Mrs.Duriok. Miss. Wallinger, Miss,Boll Miss ./Arnold
Miss. Frlzzel-l.      Messers,- Norbury.Baker,Edwards J
Prlzzol .Cummins. Sucksmi th .Leach .Carlin .Mo"in.
Cameron .'Olson. Lit tin.Willmott .Rvan.'-loTav.ish.and.
many others. The Music was furnished by the Fort
Steele string band .    It was a most enjoyable
evening, and all were well pleased with the old
Bachelors and their dance.
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PLACER GROUND SOLD.
The bond given by R .L.T.Oal'-rdith, on the Cariboo
placer ground, to the International Co, of Bozman
Montana, was taken up arid paid for ''V them
.  The Company are still running a tunnel for
the old channel.
Tne    PUBLIC    SCHOOL.
The Public School will open again after the
^Holidays, on Monday next the 6th of January, at
(•9 1/9 O'olock. a punctual attendance of the pupils
is requested.
:i
Mini t ,  u
punil  of the Koot-
g."?l to have to record
>no of the pupils of
on Saturday last with an
number of other pupilii left the School   in great
s pirits for a days hunttrv, going towards Cran
brook, falling to return to the Mlsslonin the
evening a search party wan sent out, and his body
wan found about four miles from the mission,   it
In supposed he died of heart I'al lure. Gabriel was
one of the oldest pupils at the nohool, and gave,
promise of being most useful when ho grew up to
manhood, He war. much loved by his classmates and
[had the confidence of hi r: teaohfiro,  He wan burled
at the St,Eugon e Mission, on Monday last.
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There was a speoial service held at the Church
last Sunday, there was a largo attendance , the ■
Sermon had special referanee to the season, the
collection will be devoted to the purchase of a
largo Bible and Prayer book for the use of the
Church.
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Mens ers Carlin and Morin, went to Golden
on last Thursday.
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HE HAS GOT WATER.
Mr .bowls has been sinking a well, and at a depth
of UB feet has reached water .This well is of great'
benefit to Port Steele, as it has solved the    quesj-
tlon of water on the bench, a kind friend
it in said will furnish him with a pump.
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THE  PRSSPECTOR,
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SATURDAY    J A  ti U A R Y    4th     1896.
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NOTICE is hereby given that application will be
made by the British Columbia Southern Railway
Company to the Legislature of the Province of
British Columbia, at its next session, for an
act extending the time within whioh the company
may complete its undertaking.
Dated Dec  10th A.D.  xl895.
J. A. Oemmil.  Secretary
N   0 T I C E
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,  that application will be
made to the    Legislative    Assembly of the
Province of BRITISH COLUMBIA.at its next session,
for an act to incorporate a company for the purpose of constructing, operating and working deep
tunnels, drifts, or shafts for the    purpose of
exploring for,  discovering, working, getting,
acquiring and recovering minerals situate in
blind veins ledges or lodes in the Districts of
East and West Kootenay, Yale and Cariboo,  in thej
Province of British Columbia, and for entering
upon and acquiring lands for such purposes, and ;
for collecting tolls for the use of such turn els
or workings by any other persons or compani es
engaged in mining.
and for acquiring suchwater powers or privileges
as may be necessary or convenient  therefor,
together with such other powers or privileges,
rights or incidents,  as nay be necessary for   or
incidental or conducive to the attainment of the
foregoing objects or of any of them. ;
D,98th,95. A.E.Humphreys.   Applicant.       !
COBiUNICATIOH. j
The following letter has been received by the      j
President of the Fort Steele Mining Association  |
in answer to the Petition sent to the Minister
of Public Works for the improvment of the Koot-  '
enay river. Office of Minister of Public Works,   j
Ottawa,Ca. Pec  1.0th  1895.    J.A.Mara. M.P. Kam-    j
loops B.C.      Bear Sir.    I have received your
faVor of the 9nd inst, conveying a petition praying that an appropriation may be granted for the
removal of obstructions in the Kootenay river.
/The matter will be duly submitted to the council
Yours Sincerely.    J.A.Ouimet,
How to get a Weekly Mail,
There    is an old adage,    That the Lord helps
those that helps themselves;    Now if the people
of Port Steele want a more timely mail service,
they must put their shoulders to the wheel and
push the matter to a finish.  It is customary for
an application for increased mail facilities to
be addressed to    the Dominion Representative of
the district.    As a matter of courtsey to the
Representative, "who is supposed to know the wants
I of his constituents"    the Government, or the
'Postal Authorities, upon    his representation of    '
jthe  facts in the matter,  concede that  it  is a
necessity,  and grant the requst.  Mow in the matter
of a weekly mail for Port Steele, all that  is        j
required of us is to state the actual condition
of affairs to our M.P.  in Just and forcible language,  who will the place  the matter 'ofore  the  proper
authorities, and our request will surely bo granted.
PLACER    MINING.
Some time last fall, a shaft was sank to a depth
of forty feet,  on the  property of the  International Placer mining Co.on Wild Horse creek,  finding
gravel that paid as high as 75 v' to the pan, but
as considerable water was encountered the company
resolved to run a tunnel and tap what -as supposed to be the old channel,  at a depth of thirty
feet, below the bottom of the shaft, and are now
in 813 feet, having run through a bed of gravel
90 feet in width.and  some 70 feet in depth,  this
gravel would pay well worked by hydraulic mining,
the tunnel is now in what is thought  to be the
rim rack and will be continued-until the abandoned shaft is reached,    we then may expect to hear
of another excitement  in filacer mining in the old
Wild Horse camp,
TRANSPORTATION,
ji have reoeived a communication from Cap't B.W.
Jones,    stating that his tender for the transportation of 3.000 tons of ore. had been accepted by
the Executive Committee of the North Star
mine  .    Mr.Jones also 3tated that he would at
once commence the construction of a large steam
boat and have  it  completed by the time that
navigation opened in the spring. Mr.Jone's contract is for the transportation of 3.000  tons-
of ore from Fort  Steele to Jennings, Montana.
Tnis is an important undertaking    and to the
interest of East Kootenay ,  it will give employ
raent to a large number of men, and bring into
prominence one of the principal mines of the
district,  and attract  the attention of mining
Capital to Fort Steele and vicinity.
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,    Everybody was pleased with the Services
last Sunday evening, there was a good attendahof
1396.
THE    NEW    YEAR.
1890.
Many of the Notables,  as well as the Youthful of
the burg,  assembled to watch the departure of the
old, and welcome the coming of the New Year.    As
the midnight hour approached huge bonfires were
, li'-hteri,      then the sharp crack of the rifle,  the
noisy shot gun   and the deep tones of the anvils
announced that   1-95 had departc:-, and  1890   had
commenced  Its regime,   then oaL-ie a wur-iteoop that
made the town ring, and with a cry of "  set em
, up again," the boys started a noisy revelry that
lasted until early morn,    the h0ys weee out for
fun and a good time, and they surely succeeded,
good humor prevailed, and  the coining of 189C will
be remembered a long time in Steele.
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'.  the holliday visitors have returned, they all
report that they had a good titia
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SUBSCRIBE for the PROSPECTOR,,
As the Chinaman seen it.
Me no sabby Canada new year, flour, i'live men
takie, me lup, takie bled alle samme puttie ulp
hligh samme blird.ie t'lyee, alle amsamme me tlnkee
gloi ng to k'illie me, Dam me no likee, me no
j samme an them, me Chinaman.
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i ORGANIZED.
\ A new Company under the name of the International
'•Placer Co has 'eon recently organized in Bozman
! Montanar.  and most  of the members of  the  company
j are experienced mining men with plenty of capital,
I the following 1c a  list of the director:',.
Col.0.p,Chi sm,President. Samuel.Sohwab,Vice Pres-
, ident, R.B.Chl.aholm,Seo,andTreasurRr, Sam.Schwab,
'General  Manager.  Col.Chinholm Is one of  the  nrln-
I'oipal shareholders In the Centennial and Eureka
mines of Tentic. Utah.CS.Hartman, another shareholder is a U.S.Congressman. This company in work
t'ng placer ground on Wild Horse cro'ek in this district, c p  f 0  t  o  ;;
A  T U R D A Y      JANUARY    4th 1896,
C  A R L I li    .1-    D'U R I OK,
successors    to
Carlin    &    Lake    Fort Steele B.C.
D-3"A I E.R  S  in    C L 0 T H I N 0,
GENERAL      MERC H A N D I  S E,
Agents for SLATER   &   SON'S Celebrated SHOES,
MINING    SUPPLIES.
Navigation and
UPPER    COLUMBIA
Tramway Co.
EXPRESS Through Rate    10$ Per Pound.
FREIGHT.
Golden to Port Steele, Class A."! 3.00.
Class  B.   fe.50,
Clans 0.   >■ 9.00.
Class D, v 1,50.
T ,B,H.Cochrane,Pres, P.P.Armstrong .Manager.
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The S T S S L E   H 0 U S F.
The OLDSST and REST HOTEL in PORT STEELS.
Strictly First Class.
Free sample Room for Commercial Men,
Chan. Love ft. Prop.
C 0 W ELL    &   W A L L I H G K R.
ASSAY ERS&
METALLURGIST S,
Fort    Steele    B.C.
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G E 11 E R A L    BLACKS M I T II I M G
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HORSE    S H 0 E I K  0    A    SPEC   T. A L T Y,
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J a m e s. H i g h w a r cl e n.
T 0 1   S 0 R I A L      ARTIST.
S H A V I ,i r;    >,-   H A I R C U T T I N G.
everything neat and clear..
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D E M P S E Y    Ik    G R A S S I (j K,
CONTRACTORS    &    BOIL D E ii S.
Port   Steele    B.C.
\ ^MWIl I i    III* ■ II   l*HII
The A M E R I C A 11    S T 0 R E.
GENERAL      MERC !-i A N D I S E.
DRY GOODS, BOOTS & SHOES,
HATS    &    CAPS, BLANKETS,
M I NINO SUPPLIES & HARDWARE.
B.W.J  0 N E S.
Fort Steele B.C.
Jennings,Mont,
D A L G A R D H 0   HODS E.
The LARGEST'.
and-most  COMMODIOUS   HOUSE
in P 0 RT    STEELE.!
BOARD by the DAY or WEEK.
R.D.Mathers.Prop.
When You come to Port Steele,
call on     A.M 0 R I N     and get a
GOOD     CIGAR.'
THE BEST IS NONE TOO   GOOD FOR Y-OU.
The   M 0 U N T A I N   H 0 U S E.
Fort Steele B.O.j
GOOD ENOUGH FOR MOST ANYBODY.
H. J. EDS, 0 N. Prop.
The    M I S S I 0 H     S T 0 R P.,
0 E II E R A L    M ERCHAHDISE.
The H I G II E S T
CASH    PRICE
PAID    FOR    FURS.
T. L 0 V E. Prop.
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The    UPPER    KOOTENAY    NAVIGATION Co.
For   EXPRESS,
and    FREIGHT- RATES,
App ly to
B. V. J 0 N E S.
Jennings Mont.
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Ah There ? Dont forget the
COLUMBIA    LAUNDRY.
W A S J-l'-I NO   and    M E N D I N 0.
Mrs. L E W I S.

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