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POK'T STEELE,, B. C. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1896.
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FORT STEE.LE,
I'lie Distributing Point of East
Kootenay, B. G.
Port Steele, the distributing
point of tho Fort Steele milling
division, is situated on a bench
overlooking the Kootenay, as its
eonlluouco with tho St, Mary's
I'iver, and Wild Horse crook.
This plateau on which the town
is built has an elevation of about
ono hundred feet above tlio water
level, and is bounded on the north
und west by tho Kootonny river,
on the east by a stretch of rolling
i'i,'ountry of about, two miles hi
width, which Intervenes between
I he river and the lirst range of
the Rocky mountains; on tho
south by the gulch through
which Hows the Wild Horse crook
comprising in all about four hun-
il red acres of almost level ground,
that portion fronting the river to
the west being laid out ill town
lets, which ure being placed on
the marke! for sule by tho owner, Mr, R, Li T. Galbraith.
The property was originally located by tho late John T. Galbraith in the spring of 186-1, at
the time of the discovery of the
rich gold placers in tho Wild
Horse crock, who established a
foray and trading post at this
I loint; consequently il was known
for yours as Galbraith's" Ferry,
lu 1888 the ferry was replaced by
a bridge, which being carried out
during the high water of 1894, necessitated the building of the pros
cut. structure, ata cost of §17,000
In I887i when a division of the
mounted police oatoo in here under the command of Major Steele,
ibis was the site chosen for the
erection of barracks, etc., and in
the natural course of events a
town began to spring up in the
vicinity, which finally became
known lis Fort, Steele. From
tliat time to the present it litis
gradually increased in importance, on account of its commanding, sltmitiou, all (lie main trails
of the district converging to and
passing through this point, besides being during tho season of
navigation, In direct communication with tin- outside world. The
coining summer will seo n largo
improvement in Ibis respect, us
in nil probability thi-iv will ho at
least six if not moro steamers
plying up nnd down tin'river,
between Jennings on the Ureal
Xortlieru mill Fort Steele, enabling truvi-llnrs from thi-south to
reach Fort Sleele from the railroad in about two days, while on
the down trip, arrangements will
bo iiniilo so that a party leaving
Port Steele in. tin. morning will
arrive at Spokane Fulls at an
early hour the following day.
There will also lie u steamboat
route lo Golden on llm (.'. 1'. K. I
Boats will run up the river to
Canal Flat, connecting there by
means of tramways, etc., with
the head of navigation on tlie
Columbia river, so that people
coming Into the, country may have
a choice of routes, either by way
of Golden on the (.'. I', ft., or by
Jennings on Ihe Groat North-
I'm.
During tlio winter months communication lias boon confined
chtolly lo llu- wagon i-dikI to Golden, ii distance oi aboul llio
miles, but lust winter through
the enterprise of some of the
Fori Sleele residents, a sleigh
road was put through connecting
Ibis point with Kalispel. on llio
Great Northern, 130 miles to the
south.
Since the mining Interests ol
this section of the province have
been attracting the attention of
the outside capital, Fort Steele
has developed into quite a thriving community, now buildings
are continually being erected, and quite a large business,
done wilh the surrounding country, it being the natural distributing point for all supplies necessary in the mineral and agricultural pursuits, besides being a
port of entry, headquarters for
tho local government agent and
Indian agent. There are two
stores three hotels, Prospector
printing office blacksmith shop,
resident doctor, public school
witli a good average attendance,
twoassayors, two barbershops,
surveyor and engineer, three livery stables, a laundry, and quite
a number of private residences.
A drug store, rcsturaut and sasli
and door factory are under construction, a contract has been lot
for a boot and shoe and hardware
store's.
From the present outlook of
affairs the country in Iho vicinity
will soon be the scone of extensive
mining operations. At present
tho North Star mine, distant a-
bout 20 miles in a northwesterly
direction, is producing about
thirty tons daily, whicli is being
transported by wagon road to the
river at a poiiit about seven
miles above Fort Steele. It is
intention of the owners to ship
the ore by boat to Jennings,
whicli is the natural outlet, and
will be the principal route for
that purpose," until a railroad is
built into tin1 country, A contract will be let to the steamboat men Eor the trans-shipment
of 10)000 tons of ore during the
coming season,
Considerable work is being
done in this section of the country, hotably on the St, Eugene
mine, a large silver-load property
situated on the Moyea lake, and
oloso lo the. old Walla Walla
puck trail, distant about 110 miles.
In all probability the owners of
this claim will ship some of their
ore; also the bond holders of the
Dibble group-, who have been doing development Work this summer. Thoso claims are situated
in a gulch of tho Rocky Mountains, about leu miles east from
Port   Steele.     Then  up  Wild
Horse ci k there are numerous
gold quartz properties being opened up, besides the four placer
mining companies who made ex-
I. mslvo preparations for work
during the summer. In fact, there
is every pi'ospoot ol' a decided
advance in mining matters.
Fresh discoveries are constantly
being made in the vicinity of the
North Star and Sullivan Groups,
whicli goes to show thai there is
an immense depositor silver-lead
ore in Ihal section; This tact
has now been so well established
that before long some enterprising capitalist, who fully grasps
tli" situation, will erect a smelter
in u convenient point, Then
these large bodies of ore may be
worked to advantage, There
would bo no difficulty h' obtaining
everything necessary for the
carrying on of smelting opornl-
ious. Coal from the (Vow's Nest
coal Holds, only lilly miles distant: Minis uiul iron in iiliiindiiuee:
the supply of limber and cord
wood Inexhaustible, and unri
vailed water power on many of
tin. iribulary sl reams.
As far as agricultural pursuiis
are concerned, there arc quite a
number ol! farms and ranches
scattered up and down Ihe valley.   Among Ihese may be men
tioned Cranbrook, Ibe property
of Cnl. the lion, .lames linker,
distant about ten miles in a westerly direction from Fori Steele.
This is one of the choice spots in
tho valley, being composed of
fertile prairie land, through
which Hows a tributary of the St.
Mary's river, surrounded by
miles of rolling bunch grass
hills, sparsely timbered, which
ilford   excellent    pasture    for
u>raami miners who ran outnti ^!Hnn!!mnn!fH?n!!!!!HnH!inin^«!!Hmi!i!??m!inHn!^
themselves, and not be hampered   K*- ~5
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in their movements from tin
want of funds. Xo doubt as tlio ST.
mines open up there will be 11 CX
demand for all kinds of labour, j K
but in the meantime unless a man
has the means to support himself, lie lind better think twice
before venturing.
A description  of Fort  Steele
and vicinity would not be com-
liorses and cattle. Then to thofpleto without mentioning the ex-
south for about fifteen miles, ox- istance of the fort Steele Mining
tending along the foot of tho j Association, which came into
Rockies on the east side of tho being about a year ago, with the
valley, are quite a number of
valuable ranches, which support
moderately large herds of stock,
and on which largo crops of hay
and oats are grown. To tho
north again, towards Canal Flat,
are some choice locations.
About twelve miles from Fort
Steele by the wagon road; and
on the bank of the river, is situated what is known as Wasa,
tlie property of Mr. Nils.Hanson.
who .settled there in the year
1.880. He has a saw mill, hotel
and store at this point, and has
| spent quite a large sum of money
in improvements, has a good system of irrigation, a young orchard well advanced and in tt healthy
condition; a carefully managed
garden in which is grown all
kinds of vegetables, usualy producing quite a large crop of
tomatoes, whicli witli proper attention seem to ripen without
much difficulty. On tlie banks of
the St. Mary's river, about seven
miles westerly from  Port Sleek
object of bringing Ibis section of
the province to Ihe notice of the
outside public, II. has accomplished quite a lot in that direction, having been ably assisted
in that respect by the Prospector,
which lias attracted considerable
attention from papers all over
the continent, it is the evident
intention of its editor lo give full
and reliable information concerning all the mining interests of
the section,
THE GOLD HILL PROPERTY
This immense body of minora!
was discovered in July last, by
il. L. Ammo and Charles El-
wood. The property is located
on Boulder creek, a Iribulary of
Wild Horse creek.    The ledge is
i s.'okl bearing quartz, about  Kin
is located tho R. C. Mission, with j h'ot in width, and is exposed tin
an Indian school under the chargi
of the Sisters of Charity. In thi
institution there are at present
entire length ot the claim, in fact
the ledge is exposed on three
sides, and rises up the mountain
time twenty-live boys and twenty I hi a series of layers, or steps
live girls, There is no doubt itjsoTOQ 1:1 lo 20 feel in height. The
has a great tendency toward thepo'bgo prospects well in gold, and
amelioration of the condition of son'° ;!-m" S(lulu'c Eno1 (,f lhl'
Indian population, making them 1'o'lf-'" has been siuupli'd, and tlie
more contented with their lot.; assays shows that il will average
In this vicinity there are deposits I*8)90 '" lhl-'lo1'- TIk'1'1' isn sh''l'
of black sand which carry a eer-jof some CiU'eei in th,, center of
lain preceutage of gold; and somo j*0 lodS° t,m1 ilss,1,vs ,IS hiSh lls
timein the future, no doubt, tho I*8-00 to the Ion, mid it  is hard
contiguous banks will be worked' work lo liml il l"000 "r (lluu'ti! °"
by companies.   Gold quartz dis-1tllis lea(1 lhilt l,oos "ot contain
coveries have been made in the'S''1'1    No work lias boon done
dykes of rock orossing the river|0B ,hl' t'l'lil" to sJ-lea'£ "r- llm ""' I
above, but us to tho actual value!uers llavinS cul *' l,'ail Uvm tlu'|
and extent of these lodes it would OTOolj l(l ll"' ,nil"'- nls0 e»tting
be a mistake to express an op'on-.'""1  clearing an old game trail
ion until   further   developmentH1'0* Wild l:l"''s" ''IV('K' t0 lll(!l
, work has been done. i e«sl fork of I '.milder creek.  This
I By roforoiice to the agricidlur- prospect can be easily worked,
al report il will lie seen that this as ll"'1'" Is P1™1? "f lim1"'1'' aml j
section of the country is blessed wntor "°"1'th '""• nwl  il  is
with a line,'11111111,. the following ""'.Y :!'"m feDt IV""' tlio Creole to
boina an extract • ''"''lim''- There is quartz enough
Highest average  temperature in,.slSh1 "' l{00P "   "'" stamPs
during 186-I-, 01,8, July. running day and night for many
Lowest, average temperature\Wm's'    It Is quite oasy to est!
riii" 1894, lii.j, January.        'mule the amount of quartz  ii
dur
Highest temperature, l)5-,2,,Tuly
and August.
Lowest temperature, ail.B, Feb
rnary.
j   Total rainfall) I-.7 Inches.
i   Total snowfall, 30.11 inches,
In reading I liis report it  plight
sight, into tons, and you will
lind thai it is over 2,000,000
tons.
The extension to (lold hill on
the south is Ihe .YlyKiiiinie. located hy O.S.Erizzoll. Phoro is a
good showing of mi not al on this!
The extension of (told hill mi
tho north Is tho Lizzie, located by
'lliv. Illll lillie o!' iheleilev
<ed on this claim,bill thero
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1 Fort Steele B. C.       %
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•j~ Fori Steele District,                             r3
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Tlie Mission Store.
General
Merchandise
The Highest Price Paid Por Purs.
T. LOVE.
■ST.   I'.t'Gli.Xi: MISSIO.X  It.   c.
BALE & SCOTT
Contractors & Builders.
Fort Steele B. G.
Estimates furnished for the erection of
Concentrators, Smelters and Stamp-mills.
All work promptly attended to.
ioi.ei...nieii,i,ii,i,it!iaii-:ir,Wiis;.hii|iu illmKiir .,',„„,„„,,., ...
tooxcoptioual   sens,,,,. |i'.,r  li"'1     .,,,,. ,.„,„„,, ,,„, ,'„„„,„•„,„ lU
lust two winters the snowfall has   .   , fl     md mii, H„„
been  very   iniieli lighter ttllll the] ,„ „„],]
colli iiiui'li less seven..  Prcapne-
tors can without much  ililttcuRy
remain out   in   llm   mountains
through lln- district, for uotti'ly'l ,1
seven  months of the   yoo-r.   li
would ho just us woll also, In vlowhasuntelontlo show that there i-u
oftl fleeted rush lulo this iiai-t |ltr!,0b0dy of niiiieraluudorlayln«
of the province, for ovoi-ybotly )hu gOTfttcc, A small spring Issu
on Ihe outside to  clearly   Ulldot-1 'mg !rQm   lll0   mountlli    till!
Btancl ihftt if w d bo n B**ftl gouihondlliio,flows ovor n solid
mislnke  for any   iinni  to conic b„d of quartz,
here wilh Ihe ox[iectuliim of oh
laiuing work, the labour marUol i   Th(, M|(lnH] ,„,.,,,(,,| by |.lnn,v
being well sn|i|ilied: in fuel there I n,.,IWn. is w.-,i of -old hill, has
is an over-supply nt Hie prosnnl j,,,,,., ,,,„„! tt|,ow|ngol mineral,
liine,  The only class lor whirl I
there is nn Opening are prosper j    continued on I'oni'lli page.
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Port Steele
Mining Division,
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Nubscriln Jar Ih
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East Kootenay,B.C THE PROSPECTOR,
IS   Cllll.ISIIF.il    WEEKLY  111
THE   VHOSPEt'TOIt COMPA.XV.
.1   /,'. GIIACE. .I/.I.V.lo'/','/,'.
Some of The .Mines of
The Fort Steele Milling Division of Fast
Kootenav, 15. C.
THE  KQRTH STAR MINK.
property anil as the deveiopmen1 and across Hie lower claim. 'I'lie
nf Hie siiine progresses. This! owners nf the claims are develop-
cunlp of silver lead properties is ing their |iroperly and thousands
sure In rank anion,.;' Hie best mi of tons of rich ore could he ship-
tho continent. |pi;d from those  mines were Hie
transportation  Facilities mi llinl»
shipping wn-, \< issilile. next year
will see a   largo   milling ennip
along the shore of Moyen Duke.
Till''. Sl-LLTVAN GROUP
(if MINKS.
•I'lIK DAUDENELLES.
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The Diirdeiiolles was located hi|
inie I •'.':!, I>\ Iho DuiiksBro's mull
llstrtet, but all mutter tntenilol for publication
'lie Norih Sim- Mine was il
Icovered  in  IH02, by Joe flour- Tin i   mines, n
geouis ami James Langell, The | know n as I -- van group, v
original locations are called the I discovered in Sept I-.:'. by M
j .North'Star. (>. Iv. Dread naught son, Smith, Clever, Sullivan audi Sleeve Young who sold his Inter-1
[and Buckhorn, Shortly after lliirchetl, who wen; prospect lug est to 0. S, Frissjioll. Tho prop-
in llie vicinity of Mark creek. L-fy ^insists of lour ,'laiius, ami
Pile original locations are llu; is .situutetl on Hie east side of
llninlet, Shylockand Hope, these Wild  Horse creek,  overlooking
FORT   STEKf.E   MINING
ASSOCIATION,
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the strike was made, Hie property
was bonded to a Mr. Woods of
Quebec, the  consideration   wu
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$40,000, Mr. woods then gave an mines are situated uorlh of the the   old   placer  diggings,   Ihe
option on the property to D. D. North Star properties, and tho jeioviitiou nho\'P tho crook is 20IH1
Maim, of .Montreal, who formed I original locations are about twolfeet, The ore is a good quality
the present company. During miles from the Star. There is which assays very high, the lead
'  of tsii" under  the;at present, a large showing of jjs aboutu feet in width, and can
he traced for a distance of -1,500
feet, a tunnel is in llu feel. The
owners have erected an arilstra,
management of Mr. Leslie Hill, stepl galena on'the .Hiuiilet and
the mine was prospected and Hope. The ledge has been strip-
moiv Huii! realized the expecta; ed for a distance of 20 feet, show-
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j tions of !',-> owm
A shaft was ing a
mi
ot galena in
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PROFESSIONAL
sunk some 60 feet, and drifts run i place, a large  number of small
which proved to contain mineral cuts have been made in various
'. for a distance of 300 foi;.     The, places, and it is no exaggeration
'lead was shown to be from 60 to to say. tl
80 feet in width and further de- tered over several acres, there
velopmonts show that from 24 is galena of a good quality in
to 30 feet off - id issolid gta- every cut. At the point where the
lena, the balance carbonates, largest showing of galona is, the
galena assays tr, ounces in owners have sunk a shaft, down
silver, and 6> per cent lead, the 180 feet, and have a large solid
carbonates 30 to Ion ounces in ledge. In sinking they passed
silver, and -hi per cent lead, through0 feet of carbonates, and
Wire silver has been taken from are now in galena, which assays all
the mine which assays very high, ounces in silver, and (io per cent
ihe Prospector had one assay load. This property is bonded to
made Hint ran 1,676, ounces in [a Spokane syndicate, represented
silver. During tlie summer of by Col.Win. Ridpath. who.is ex-
1890 some eO tons of ore were pec-ted at Port Steele next week,
shipped to Everett, the returns when a force of men will bo em-
iveraged. SIW.711  to the ton, this | ployed to further   develop   the
property,
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upon iiii|illi'iilinii l„
Foh sti'i'i,' n.c.
i'IIAIILES M.K'LEAX,
Physician it Surgeon.
i-'nirr s'l'Ki-a.i':, 11. c,
THOM AS   McV ITT I Ki
P-.Lf.-S'< c« C.E,
Purl  Steele  11,0,
;/.;,. ovmmiX3,
I'. L. ,S'i  ,1   C: /',',
Fort Sleele B.C:
I'clleic.  Unreal.  /•'.   '.'.  ,S'.
sumnier some 5,000 tons have
been shipped with satisfactory
results The company have constructed a wagon road from tho
mine lo llio Kootenay river, a
distance of L'l miles. Ore sheds
erected on the bank of the Kootenay have ii capacity of 6)000
Ions: At present some 40 men
are employed ut the.uiineittiid it is
reported that at least 10,000 tons
will be ready For shipment in the
spring. With proper facilities
For handling, 100 tons per day
could be taken out. All indications point to the fact that the
North Star is a Bonanza to the
owners.
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In Iho vicinity of tin1 North
Star some thirty  locations have
been inadei The Midnight, which
\ Mem. Fed. Inst. M<St M E.]       js,)u,   first extension  of   Ihe
.— . .._ North Star on the north, was Id"
A^au Office,l-Mfiiilliirgieal w„rks, i1';111''1 in 1MC'' bJ' Messrs Watson
j Usher alidHoggarth, and is a good
property, The ore is shuilar to
' ih'- Star, and about the same
lvalue, This property is under
bond to ll- C. Kingsbury oF
Spokane-. A tunnel is in some
. so reel, ami i'i is reported that
j work will he Commenced, and Ihe
; properly develuped at once.
The Siomwintlor is another
I valuable properly owned by ihe
I North Star Company ami Wm.'
Wade lire has been struck
v.:;'. ;i is of Hu- same character
I n> Hie other claims on the hill.
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and are now transporting the
ore from the mine to Ihearastrii.
We leai'ii that Mr. Hugh Sutherland of .Montreal has an option
igh the cuts are seal- on this property, the consider-
Hon is said to be §75,000,
The Lily May was located by
Charles Lentz. and is situated
south and east of the Dardanelles,
This property is owned by the
Fort Sleele Mining company of
Spokane, and . is stocked at
$600,000. Wm. Ridpath is President, W. D. Turner Vice President
II. E. Houghton Secretary and
Treasurer, The load on the Lily
May is 6 feet in width, the ore a
rich gold quartz. It is reported
that the company will develop
Hie property this winter and put
in a Slump mill next spring,
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DRY GOODS,
CLOTHING,
BOOTS & SHOES
MINING   SUPPLIES
cfi I-IARDWARF,
Agents For The California
Giant Powder Company.
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Last summer thero were but
eight other locations in this vicinity now there are 3-1, and on
every claim galena is Found, On
the Hope a solid mass of galena
has been uncovered. Aiiiong'llio
most promising are the, Stormy,
(lem. Galore, (lift. X Iluys and
Bluchei't And then; is every reason to believe that in the near
futures " The Sullivan Group "
will stand side by side with iis
neighbor " Tho North Star"
The two combined making the
largest silver-lead camp in
British Columbia, or on Ihe
American continent.
'ME    MOYEA    GttOBF   01
MINES,
DIBBLE   GROUP.
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W.niLLEW.IIAHYF.Y.I'.l'.S.      ot
Amiij Offif: ,!■ M,l,ill.,ntjieol Works,   |t'
i.i a' ttt'vEi; /;.''.
ons side of a cliff near the top of
the moiiiilain, about 3000 feel
above the surface of the lake, I
from Ibis point tlie ledge can be
I raced down to the waters edge,
A large amount of development
work  has been done on the var-
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iii.ii.sii,vi'',itrii|.|'i';i:,\ r.icu)
A SKAVS,
'Wlr/ ,s7,>.'/e,  //.(-,
The l.'iopia and (jnantrel are
ow I by Messrs Xorhury llazen
and Edwiinls,considerablegalenn
:~ found on this properly.
A good showing of ore is found
on He Eureka, Little Chief, Dig
id Geneva, Hie Dig Chief
is an extension of the Midnight i'ous claims,    The St,  Eugene,
on Hie north. ] I'eler, Larolln and Hose Hill are
,„,     ,, ,   ,,,, Jowned   by   Messrs Pinch and
I lie  Dean ami   All Over   are? „     .       ,„    ., ,  ,.
,,   ,      ,        . .,   ,,    < I'nlllll.      I he Mnvell llllll   Olieell
nV.'lleil    bv       .  1). , eillillll'S. ( ,     ).       „    ,      ,,.,,     i       i,   ...
,,.    ,,   „  nl Ihe Hills li\ I'', llniighlnn nnd
'' "" and the kaiisas ( ity S. A'   ,,  ,,    .    ,„,',     ,,     ,     ,,,,.,   ,
! I',, Davis, Hie lead isahniil HHeel
I in width, anil assays 55 ounces
ill silver anil  UK per cent  lead.
I'lie  Sl.   Eugene  has some Illllll
One of the most valuable mineral deposits in the districts, is
known ns the Dibble group, situated in a gulch of the Rocky
mountains about 10 miles in an
SpUth easterly direction from
Port Steele, It Was discovered
by .lames Dibble and two partners
In the fall of I860, and recorded
in November of thut year, The
ore is ii gray Copper, carrying
gold and nnliniouial silver. Tin
country rock- is porpliyritic slate
and Tali'ose schist. There are
six claims in tlie group, on all of
whioh there is u good showing of
mineral, ''The r.nsl Chance," is
Ihe elnlm on which tlie principal
amount of development has been
performed, Ihey have run a
This croup of minesissituatod tunnel some 200 feel culling live
on east side of Hie lower Moyea sepnrale lends. Assays have
lake, distant about 20 miles from been made showing (hat the ore
Port Steele, tho old pack trail to would average 150 ounces in
Banners Perry crosses one of I lie silver'. §80,00 in gold, and 12 per
claims. The lirst locations, c, copper. This is not the higliesl
namely, the St. Eugene und grade of ore thai is in the mine,
I'eler were nuidi; by the Uev. for there is plenty lliiil will run
Father Cocola and James Cronln, its high as 1000 ounces hi silver,
The Moyea- Queen of the Hills 6200 iii gold, This proporty was
were slaked shortly afterwards1 bonded In Will. Spragao and the
by Messrs Houghton arid Hogg. Chisholm Bro's of Molilalia last
The take Shore by 0, E. Eii-reUi October, thoy hiivo also an option
and others The ledge was lirst pn the Emerald-. 'Hie other
discovered on the St, Eugene, claims in Hie group are the lirsl
where a large body of galena was extension of the Last Chance,
exposed to sight on the preeipit- Winona   Richmond  Hill, Percy
1 The Pioneer 1
| HOTEL 1
B 3
1 of Port Steele. 1
I strictly First Glass, 1
sE FREE, SAMPLE, ROOM FOR COMMERCIAL MEN. 3
•"- zs
£ Charles   L,evett,   Prop. 3
The Hidden Hand ami Ihe Iron
Mask was discovered last,Inly 011
the oast Fork of Wild Horse, Ibis
properly Inisii large lend some Inn
feel in width, if lias a heavy iron
cap eight or ten feel, thick, Assays show Ihal Ihe ore carries
gold lo the value of I5,"i,llll, I" o/,'s
rooeriv, me iniiicntious are llinl! muni -, > ,,, .,    -t. t
.   '     ; . ,   ..   tons OFornofi the (lump.   Tncso 111 silver and |o pm if nickel,
hose callus wi I prove va uali e    , , ,     ' ,   ,   .      ,        ,
claims are \ery advantageously I very  lillie work  has been (lone
situated,   For in  all  proliubilily this season oxcepl to cut a trail
I K, Company, a torn
;,'il  work under ihe direct ions oil!
V, ./, MAItTIX.   /'.'.!/.    II. Se    I Mr   Jennings,   developing   the,
properly, ihe indications are Ihal I
and a small (motion.
NICKEL   MINES.
properly in the neat' Futt;
OF the other claims on the hill,
Ihey    are   all   considered   good
Hie 11, C, Southern Iviiilway will
run  close to the side of the lake.
From the Forks of Wild Horse up
tin' creek some three miles,
The National Matte Smelter.
A practical, cheap stud simple
method of matting sulphide ore,
such as nickel, copper, gold, and
silver ores, in localitibs a hero
lead ores and fuel are scarce and
almost unattainable, our pyritie,
water jacketed Matte Smelter
bus been recognized with highly
satisfactory resells, u-iid has
been thoroughly tested on villous pyritie, sulphide and ui-S'ii-
ide ores, in capacity of 2 In sn
Ions por day. II is the sinipliosl
motived of gold and silver oroj
matting, und concentrating lhat
is known to-day.
II requires no exlraoriliiiiny
skill, no lead ores, no Fluxing
material, and no fuel For ihe smeller after il Is started. The sul-
pher in Ihe ore is its natural
Fuel only, and its cost has no
comparison with any oilier process d'f concentrating-,
Wo-are prepared to Furnish any
sine or Capacity plant complete
to substantial mining peoplo, set
it up and furnish our men to run
it for Ihem on easy piiynienls.
Prices and spceifieiilions, with
references and testimonials on
application,
NATIONAL Otil'l « III'llll'l'TION I'll.
Mailllllli'l lll'.'l", nl Flll'lllll'i'l, fin- Mli'liol.'l 'nptli'l'.
'llnlil. surer mill 1,,-nil iii-i-h.
DEMPSEY  &  GRASSIGK.
CONTRACTORS
AXD
BUILDERS.
Fori.  Steele  B.C.
.INlllllis AM,
TtlAI'Ti'lM I'Oll
KlJOIl'MKN'l'   HI''   I'llt'iMlf Al,
HKIHV'I'ION Vt'lillKS.
ST,  LOUIS. MU.
BEAD THE  I'-WISI-ECTOlt.
FORT STEELE,
ASSAY   OFFICE,
Fori Sleele B.C,
Gold, Silver. Copper, Lead,
Etc, at prices lo suit the (lilies,
A trial respectfully solicited,
All work  will   receive   promp!
attention.
FORT STEELE MEAT CO.
WlIOtjKSAl.E & IICTAII. lil'.Al.tilts
IN l.'UKSII MEATS Oli'  ALL  KINDS
Weekly deltvcvy to mining camps in lid
Xorlll Slav and Wild linn; llistriets.
HOUSE it CATTLE liEJI.EIlS.
Address all communications to
I'OI'SOX A- Sl'CKKM.rj.T-1,
J;J,(JUINL!VAN,
GENERAL   BLACKSMITH.,
AND
WHEELWIM'MIT,
Horse-shoeing A Specialty-
^« WANA   GROUP  OF   MIXES.
The Wasa group of mines, (lis-
fan! nlioul Ha miles in u northerly
.direction  from Fori Steele, and
live miles  From  the  Kootenay
river; nre situated in a gulch of
t'le Rocky Mountains on theensl
i side of the viillev. ami ui un elevation of nearly 1SWI feci above
llie rolling bench lands which in-
lerveue between the mountains
und llie river bottoms.    The two
principal claims are the ..'Wasa
und the Mammoth."   This property was discovered in 1803, and
is in tlie possession  of  William
Thompson,    Win.   Huiipt,   Eric
Siimlon and Peter Rosendale, who
are the original locators,   Aboul
ltlOo feet   from   the  croppings,
"which measure S!0 feet across,"
a tunnel lias been run in  for a
.distance of HO feet, tappingavcin
of ore from . to -I feet in width,
assaying 22 per oeut copper, II:
ounces in silver, and $10 in gold
Ihe ore being gray copper, Red
Oxide   of   copper and galena,
The hanging   wall  being Por-
phyritie slate, and the foot wall
black slut;..     These claims are
easy of access, it being possible
to build a wagon road at a small
.expense to within a  short,   distance of the works, good water
power on the properly, witli any
amount of  timber on the surrounding mountains,   It will be
strange if somo enterprising capitalist does not soon take Ihese
claims in hand and develop them
into producing mines,
high grade ore all actively engaged hi gelling mil ore for shipment nexl season: Ihe work that,
has been done on those and other
Valuable properties jn the district, is proving beyond 11 shadow
ot doubt that ihey are true mineral lodes, and promise lo ilevel
op into minesiif great magnitude,
We can rest coineiil. with tin'
knowledge thul, Ihal difficulty
has heen surmounted. These
cluimsluivo been described in for-
'tis paper
The liiternal'u.iniil Placer Co.
This company was formed lust
summer For the purpose of working what was supposed lo he an
old chiinne! of Wild Horse creek,
at thai time 11 shaft was sunk lo
a depth of Id 'eel. where a large
amount of wuloi was encountered,
compelling Hie company lu stop.
At this point us high as To cents
10 Ihe  pan was liiken out of ihe
gravel, the company then started
11 tunnel to strike the old channel
at 11 depth of 7ii feet,  the tunnel
NOTICg.
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£M»MA«*%tt«\MltWtWMlW««l^*M,W»WM\li»»«»W.,«»«»MlVa\%M««%v.
SI  l'.ll(,|lli,. Mil
siirii' Mining
taki; N'oTien
l.'l'.ul   til |l|l|ll,V u, 1
Ami Itii-ilii'
I't'llllll 111. I
.Illllll,' 111
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CAN
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'  no necessity of further remark's| is now ill i'.Uo feel, passing, through
the rim rock, Ihe old channel
was reached last week. And at a
raise of la feel the gravel was
found A largo amount of water
is flowing through. Uu- tunnel
showing that the company were
right in Ihe supposition that it
was un old channel. As the
water lowers the company wilj
sink a shaft to Ihe upraise in
the funnel so as to enable them
to take the gravel to the creek
for washing, there is no doubt
thai a largo amount of gold will
bo taken out of this property this
season.
concerning tlieiu. Hut there is
another property on whicli there
is considerable development work-
been performed, and of which
very lillie notice has been taken,
it consists of Iwo claims Ihe
■' VVynstny and Burton '* situate
in the Rockies on the east side
of the valley about ihree miles
north from where Elk river leaves
tho mountains, and about one
mile from llm proposed, railway
line, It is a well defined ledge
from three to five feat in width,
containing Malachite, Chalcocite
and Copper Pyrites witli Iron
oxide and Carbonates on both
walls 1 an average assay gives $4
in gold, 8 ounces In silver and
117 per copper, Tho mine js easy
of access being only throe qiuir
tors of a mile up the mountain
from (lie valley. Thjs fall will sec
numerous, properties opened as
the owners gain, confidence pud
realize that this district hits at
last began to produce ore that
can be shipped a); 11 profit.
THE   RIG   THKE1'
NOTICE.
i,r A|.|,ii,-ii
of Illllll'
I   GENERAL, MERCHANDISE
\ '
\ (iiant Powder, Mining Supplies & Hardware, J
!GROCERIES  k PROVISIONS!
Supplies For Miners & Prospectors,        \
BIJONES fflld COMPANY, I
1 lo
■ Mo,
! Illlto.
TAKM NOTJCK LlniL JnmuxCronln P- If. C.
No 'Mm, Intoilil, sixty dny.s front lln- ilniv
hereof, l.oiipnly lo 1 lie Mininj.' Uucordor for a
iTi-iilinito of Imprnvuinuiils, far t-liu yuritosu of
oiiiuiniiiir a Crown itrain of Umuhoviiuliilni.
Ami fm-tlior uiku notleij Hint action, under
sLTiion .'ii". imisi in' I'ominonml before the
issuiiiuii: of siu-li L'ciU)J.L'iito of ImiirovotuciitK,
Diltoil tills o-Jlid .lay of August, I80K,
SOME OF OUR PLACER'S.
WUjD house cheek,
Thu Nip &■ Tuclf Co.. fin the
other side of'the erpek ijr,e wash,
ing off a great jpijintity of dirt,
and should have a good cjean up.
although they have had a great
deal of preparation -to mate
'■which cost lots of time'1 laying
new pipe and new Humes etc. in
fact this company had to reconstruct, the whole workings of the
mine at a great expenditure of
time and labor which takes money
lo accomplish.
A company will be formed to
work' the Norbury, Wallinger
and McVittie ground which ]iesi
NOTICE,
^'oi.U'i' of A|j)iljciiLiii;_i  far t'oj'tiycato
of tinl)I'ovcinents.
Kosi; fnictluii Minora) CIiiIjij. ?lijjnti' in tlio
Fori Steele Minim: Division of Kust Kootonny
District Vyiioi't'lociilcil: - A fijii'llon |)0twean
lln- Pcio)' mnl St. Ifynjijiii nt.inc/'al t'l/tl|iis on the
lower Moylo Jiiko.
TAKti tfCpICB .tliiij.jiimofiCrfliiin V, M. C.
Mo, W\% i11ten.1l. sixiy iliij's front Ijje date
lioruof, tipujiply (lo (lu- Minim/ Kcconlor for a
ct'i-iiik-aii; of Improyetiienuj, for iho (lurposo of
olniiinhif.' u ,(!rn\vii (ifiinl of tlicahoyi: claim.
Ami furltjoi' tnUe iinjlco Hint nciion, uiiilcr
section .If. must )jo nmnm-nml liofm-o tlu1
Issuance of secli eei'lMlenle of ImtiroyuiijenLs.
Djitcfl Ilii,> ggnd tiny of Am-'iist. ISWI,
I PORT   STEELE   B.C. \
NOTICE,
Application   I,,r  Ci'i'lllK'nii.,
Ill    IllllH-IIVl'IIUIIlls.
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I UPPER KOOTENAY N A VIG ATI ONl
I COMPANY, 1
I       Steamer Annerly.       I
I 1
I Will make two trips each week |
I 3
I    between Jennings Montana, and    1
t 3
I Fort   Steele, B. C. f
c      FOR   FREIGHT'   AND   EXPRESS   APPLY   TO       |
I B.W.JONES. j
: Jennings  Montana, a
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Those mines are situated on
the east Fork of Wild Horse creek-
some two miles from the forks.
The Sweepstakes located by
dairies Elwoofl, Maud S. by H.
L, Amine, and Ihe Nancy Hanks
by A, B, Grace. These throe
claims has the largest vein of
mineral discovered in this district, the vein isdUl) feet in wid tli.
and can be traced for a distance
Of 4,000 feet. There has been
considerable work' done on these
claims, the ledge has been cut
showing llie mineral the full
width of the vein, there is numerous small cuts some 00 feel
apart, also a tunnel in 15 feet
The ure is iron sulphurets, an
analysis of the ore is as follows:--
Lead Carbonates,
Silver Sulphides.
Iron Sulphurate, por Oxide
Manganese Oxide,
Kino Sulphide.
Aluminum Oxide.
Cold,
Silicon Oxldo, (quartz)
As thoro is a large body of this
nre it can lie |irolitably worked
by smelling, wilh galena or any
other lead product, An average
ul' II assays gave !*I7,ho in gold
and silver lo Ihe Ion. In tlio
evenl ol' a smeller being erected
11 this district, these claims will
prove valuable inside from the
gold and silver contained in the
ere) us 11 llux lo any and all kad
products,
INVICTA    (101.1)     MINKS
. L'tc'l-Miiiiii-iil .('I11I111 Mtimtr Iii llm For! Sli'i-li'
north   of   tho Nip Si Tuck   pro-1 mining ,HvMoii oi Eum, Kooioiiny lUslrlot.
F.oaucil on llm oils!. Hiilo ol Jowui Moyle Inltu
iilioiil 11'. miles from Moylo lirlilun,
T.UiH NOTCH tiiul .lumenCronln l'. JI. ('.
Nn zwrs. Intoutl, sixty tliiys from ilio ilnto lioi-o-
nl. 1,1 iijiply ui llio Mining Ui-ciii-iliTlorii corttll-
ctllu ol linin-iivi'ini'iils, fn,- tin' nill'pOHO ul
obliiinlnil 11 Ci'own ui'iinl "I 'In- iil'i'l'f)i;liilin.
Anil fui'llii'i- [alio nulli'i- Unit lu-llun, nnili'i
>i'i'lliin 111. iniisl In- I'linniH'lii'i'il lii'fort, the
IHHUlineo ol sneli eortllk'tuo ol linjii-ovoiiionls,
llnli'il Mils :l;'nil tiny nf Annlisl. IHHII,
pery, and opposite to tlieluyicta
ground, this is considered good
property as gold can be found in
tlie gravel almost anywhere,
H, L, Ainmin and A. ]3, Grace
have leased a quarter of a mile
of ground above the Nip & Tuck
ground, and arrangements arc
being made lo form a company
to work it.
The Chinese company are doi ng
good work on the hill side near
the Xip & Tucli, they having to
iiiake extensive preparations before starling their pipe, but arc
now in good working order,
Several Chinese companies arc
at work in the bod of Wild Horse
creek, some of Ihem having wing
dams, one company of Chinese
having limned Ihe creek near the
mouth of Browury creek al. a
cost of §1500, and are likely to do
well as the ground has not been
worked before, as it was too narrow to wing dam, so that this
oompany are almost sure to do
well I his season.
PERRY    CREEK   PLACERS,
The Parry creek company are
making extensive preparations
for working next season, plans
and specifications have been made
scale, Ibis year the company °* tho proporty, a detailed report
have made initiiy improvements, 1 is now in the hands of the com-
A line of heavy'steel piping has1 pany, And us this ground is
boon Illld from Ihe large ditch | rich in gold, there is no doubt,
which hnsii pressure uf "1OI1  feel, .bul   lhat  Ihe report is true, thill
a lino of pipe has also boon laid 1 tho  company
from   whul   is   known  as  th,
This is the title of Iho English
company, engaged in Hydraulic
mining on Wild Horse creek;
The property consists of about a
mile and acpiarterbf hill diggings
on the north west side of the
creek, also extensive claims on
south east side, There are three
excellent ditches on the property,
the largest being live miles long,
and carries 1,500 inches of water:
at the intake of this ditch is a
dam 00 feut high, which was
completed   this  spring.      The
ravel consists of about (io feel
of top loose gravel, IIO feet of red
grave}, and -10 feet of a blue cement, all of which contains gold in
paying quantities, under this bed
of gravel, and lying on the lied,
rock '■ which is chloritic slate'1
is a body of yellow river washed
gravel whicli bears evidence of
being much water-worn, ami now
ocoupios what is known as tin
old chaiinel. Nasi year flu1
gravel was worked 011 a small
NOTICE,
Nollee  of   Aii|illeiilliiii  for C'oi'tlllcllto
uf  lni{iri>veitit'nts,
The Qui "f tlie Hills Mineral CI11I111, slu	
In tlie Foil Steele Milling BlvlslOU of Kust
h'oeleiut.v lllslriel, l.m-uteil un llle Kllslel-u
Shore of Moyle Luke iitiout Iwo miles from Its
onllol,
TAKH NOTICE Uml I I'lulili llomilimn
I'. M. t'. No mtrtUu. uml II. I', lln vis I-'. ,M. c. No
T1KU-.'. liitenil.sixlyiln.vsfroiii llie ditto liei-eof.
toi,]i|ily In tlie Mliilnt; Uee'ii'iler for n ei'itill-
eilleof iuijii-ovciiii'iils, for llie ntu-noso of uli-
luinlnu 11 Crown ui'iinl ollliu uliovo olutni,
Ami fnrtliei'liilte notice tliiil nelloli, innlei-s	
lion 111. must lie eiiiumeneeil liefol'e llle Issiiiinee
nf sllell eei'titli-nli' of i,ii)>|-iil'Clnonts.
lluteil this :.'.-,|li liny or Auuilsl, IHIHI,
|ht I't'iiiili lloiielilon.
H.G. PARSONS.  |
G E N E R A I      M E R C II AN T     j
I
W II 0 L E S A L E   1.11.) U 0 R   I) I- A L I; R , j
Golden   li. C. h
AGENTS   FOR   THE 8
NOTICE,
of AjipHt'iuloii   for Conl Hunt a
nt ImprovumontK,
Tin' Moylo Milionil I'liiim slliiuiu In lln* Pan
SIcl'Io Minim.' Ulvlsloii or Iinni Kootonny District*  Wliuro touutoil:  On tin. KiiKtorn Sli
of Moyio Lnltc nbout two miles from Us outlet,
TAKJS NOTiClUlint I Krunlt HoUHliton P.
M, i', No •.'.'WKinn.l K. I', Imvis K M. f. No,
;h;i-j-.' intend, Hlxty divy« rr<nn llio OiUo lioro-
of, to njijily lo tlio Mining Rocordor for n
cei'tlllcnto of liniirovomcnts, for tlio purposo of
obiiilnliiH ii Crown urnni of the ubove elnlm.
,\inl nirihrr mid- notice tluit iiciioii. under
Koction HI", must lie niiiiiiiciici'il before tlio Ikkii-
itnuu of sm1]i cortltlentc of liii|it'o\ omoulN.
llnli'il tliis'JMli dny of AuL'iist. ihm.
pur l-'nink IIoiiBliloii,
CniilWliTulinn   l/ifo   Association,
Ciiiiiuin   Accklont   Assnnmco Co.
Phoonlx   Piro   Assuranco   Co,   of   Lonclou   Knir.
PhconLx   of  Hai'ttovd.
LH'GL'pool, Loiuloii, Globe, und .Alias Assumnco Go's.
Wosli'i'ii Assurance Co. British Assurance Co.
Pacific Const Kiro Insurance Co.
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fi A N 1)      0 T H E R S.
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UPPER GOLUMBlfl NAVIGATION AND  TRftWWAY GO. Ltd.
And   The
INTERNATIONAL     TRANSPORTATION     GO.
Connecting   with   The
GANADIAN PAGIFIG  &  GREAT  NORTHERN  RAILWAYS.
TIME     TABLE
•
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n-IK COMING SEASON.
The coming .season will no
doubt be tlie beginning of an era
ofprospority in mining in this
(llslt'lcl. Ilereliifoi'i. we havo hail
mi nre producing .minus, otinse-
caenlly tho tlislrlcl has boon la-
boring under a disadvantage) in
not. being able to show and prove
In tho satisfaction of capital thai
-,ve  possessed   vtlltiablo  inilieriil
ili.|iosils. Now with Iho North
Slur shipping many Ihousnucl
Inns ol rich ore, thu Sl.t'iigene
with several thousand Ions uu
Ihe dump, Uu' Diblile pVuportj
with its magnillcont showing ol
    Will  exlensivelyi
work tho  properly  during  ihe!
(Miming season.
WEAVE!! CREEK,
I. Iiornby iilvu
iiftoi' iliiic 1 iiit,-
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^   ('„lll!ll!;,sl„liiT „l
.onipniiy are now engaged linimton tn imwin
I IIUI'L'H Hi   lllll'l'si-l'l
china ditch, which has a pressure
of 250 I'l'l'l. There aro four large
monitors at work on this property, also some 80 men, working,
two shifts,    Electric lights aro In Working the old placer dig-, ,„„»
i      in        ■  i i  i/iniiv mi   Wnirvni' itooK*  a sliiil'l  tliu iniiiui um\ iioiiiu iiu- x,\v.
conveniently  placed,  tor  night Mm* im "uu" " "','!h'""   , ,„ ,;„. N-.i,talJ„ ,„ M„,.
work   A small clean  up  was to down I Land drills are  „ .,„,,.,., ,	
lately   made   which   was very bolng run In to tho rim,, a water j^^^w^
satisfactory to the managomont, wl 1 lias I n pit d  n posi  ,„ ,ly „ -ffrrti	
The-old is coarse, and  nuggets Hon to hoist I He gravel.  II ,s lln-ln.i,,. n„hi, „„m,
of*8and*10aro union,    The Intention of tho co ytoworl
luring Hie wilder.
tine sixty  iluys
iipi'ly in Hi,, eliii'i
mil WorliH, ini- iii'i-
Season   "!'   ISDO,
Leave Golden (ivory Tuesday I n.ni.
|   Stage leaves l-'m-t Steele Woduestlny at 3 pari. 1
| I-'. P. ARMSTRONG,   MANAGER, ' ^
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ii-iii-i-. sU-Ut
S*^9ti*Ka?t\*£* .mnm*™™™^^
j DALGARDNO   HOL'SE.
largest piece Men out last year
weighed eight and a half ounces.
The placer diggings nl' Wild
Horse was discovered in I MM und
have lieiiu worked incossiintly
since ihal lime, and il is estimated Ihaf not less than .•'JJ.Iilltl.Olio
hits lieell taken From Wild Horse
reek.
r July mm
I! II.,I,
MOYEA   PLACER   MINKS, i"
During Ihe past season quite
a large uuiiiher of miners and
prospectors  have heen otlgagOll i'mjuiI
In working the different creeks umi
nud burs in this portion ol' Ihe -i"
district, As il Is well known that I Al'''°"
Igold is found on mosl ull ot lln-
NiiTH'
ilul.-   I 'till Mi-I,,
I
—^^^^^_^_^___       Icrei'lis ill vieinily, il is a fiivnril
,     place lor llinl class nf placer rain
  ers " eiilled snipers " lo work,
Iiiaii   in;   nose (Ton. .,, . (   ,1 i    i ii
And several   thousand   dollars
si'iiscitiiu'. fun Tins I'liosl'tsOToii, 1 Jim linen taken out during tin'
AUVI'lll'I'ISK IN Tlll'l I'UOSI'KCTUH,    | l,llK' SeilSOll.
II |I'IHI   •.11"
IIIVI III II.
full SI,'I'll' I'lllKI K
Aill-IIM Will IHIMl
Noll Mi'l.ii'il Ci
,.",' il. s. i'.:
i,iti'i,ii.v ue.
FORT STEELE B. C.
[Sow under tbe management of
A. MORI IN.
Is a large nnd attractive blotel
ol' i/in't'i   elegance  in  nil  its
appoint incuts , wit h a
cws/'nc' o)' superior
excellence.
Special rates by the month
l»«*S»^^»'!»*«»«Miwww»»»M»r,WMmM»w»»w»-*»*tt-»»^?S1^i<4'' A   ciiii'l's niMitg yuu laiiin note
Ami faith he'I print t-hum.
LOGflL NEWS.
Mr. Sprague and parlies representing lln- International
Placer Mining Co. have live
locations west of Gold Hill. They
have a six tool lend on these
Claims.
comprised in such a comparative
TRACY   CHEEK.
R.L.T.Gulbrailh lias gone to
vy.'.-.;  Kootenuy on official bust-:
Arrangements have been made     Tracy creeli is rapldl
V    I'l,Illllll'
ly small area, and wilh nil the
advantages accrueiug from ihe
luirivallsd water power which is
available, wilh the unlimited
supply of timber suitable for
mining purposes there is no
reason  to doiilil   lint   that   in  a
through I'ouiie
Veen Fort  St,
above and bolow the Bituminous
Opals, lire a number of seams of
eoal different from anything
heretofore known il is somewhat
similar to runnel coal, bid super
ior lo any eannel coal known.
These coals linie been analysed
an I  treated  by differed parlies
very short time we shall see mill-1 lvluou8'sl lh OTW lv"' Hiilfmiui
ing carviod on ion largo extent, a"VBrnmS111 "^".vor at Ottawa,
smelters and slump mills erected fo'' ""' ,1''"l"-!'-i'':l1 department,
in ihe vicinity,   and to obtain uml Ihe fesulte as shown in ihe
these results,  it  behoves every 'loparttr.oid   reports prove llinl I  £
man who has an iuterosl in these these coals would  loose nothing   £
properties to do bis besl towards r> comparing ihem with the besl    "j;
I N.HANSON. I
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B        GENERAL MERCHANT        3
tr "*
/\ N D 3
•»■ -■«*
•*- —*o
LIQUOR DEALER. I
anufacturer of 1
ami Kali-,   noi   less than thirtv prospects opening them tor the inspection
capital.
ds of llie same variety in I'eu
Fort Steele
niei'iii exhibit will consist of Miiue tin ir
'our hundred   specimens   from
130 different mines.
have been .-•tailed during the pasl
summer.   Locations were uiude
on lids creek  in   ISLRi,   bul   was
never    thoroughly    prospected
until this summer,     We cunnot
do justice  to  the claims in this
The Ladies of Fort Steele will [vicinity for lack of information
give a dance at the Dalgardno concerning them,  bul we learn
House on Tuesday evening the that there is a large showing-of
29th ult. galena  mi the Estrella, which
The St Mary's trail is comple- assays as high as 150 ounces in
ted. and we can reach West Koo- silver.
tenay without going a hundred     ,, ., .
., "     ,   ,.,   - Barney    Quiim   ot   Spokane
miles out o! the wav.
Tlie Goal Fields ot
E&i Kootenau.
The coal fields in the East
Kootenay District, in what is
lately made a discovery, and lo- ] known as the Crow's .Vest 1'ass,
A party consisting of ten per-jcat,>d the Lady Ami group. The! lies in a south easterly direction
sobs left Fort Steele for Jennings hedge running through this prop- from Fort Steele, the distance to
on Thursday morning in the boat erty is about six feet in width, the nearest available coal about
" Hi to I. " We understand thai; Vvit-h three feet of solid ore. and 8 i iles, These coal fields in the
they represent the silver bugs of has been traced a distance of near future will have a world
S:''''i'-- 4,500 feet, wide reputation both on account
The Port Steele Mining Association will .send 1.100 copies of
The Prospector to Spokane for
distribution nt the mineral exhibition.
At. a public meeting held hi
Fort Steele under the direction
of the mining association, Messrs
McVittie and Grace were elected
to represent ihe district at the
coming mineral exposition at
Spokane.
INDIAN    MUKDFI*.    AT
TOBACCO PLAINS.
WILD    HORSE
CREEK.
On Sunday evening Inst Con
limbic Uni'iies accompanied by
f.ndluil Agent Oalbrliith returned
witli two Indian prisoners, lu
connection with the murder wi
learn tin1 following facts, Tin
uiiirilcrt'd inilinii whose name
Was Plllll inilinii, procured two
hollies of whiskey t'roiii across
tho ini", gol drunk and visited the
house of William another Indian
threatened io kill him and take
his squaw, this was repealed several limes, and when Paul iianna
started for Ihe Indian village.
William 'followed and shot him.
After the shooting William tried
to kill himself, when lie was taken
There is at least loo quart* locations on this creek and its
tributaries, on the hill to ihe
north and overlooking the old
placer camp, thero are two gold
quartz claims, owned by David
Griffith und George Doherty,
considerable work has been done
an Incline tunnel has been run
for some (id feet, and the ledge
is about L'o feel in width at this
point, several other cuts and
tunnels have been run. and there
is every indication of a large
mine in the near future.
On Wnllinger creek a tributary
of Wild Horse we lind thelloodoo
and Rocky Mountain, there is a
shaft down 20 feet, the ore being
black Sulphurets assaying high
in gold and silver.
of the quality and quantity to be
extracted are without doubt the
best coal fields in America undeveloped. The western outcrop
of ihe field is on the side of tl
mountain in the valley of Elk
river, "one of the largest tributaries of the Kootenuy river." on
the eastern side the coal
seiinis have been traced a distance of 40 miles, with surface
cross cuts made nt intervals
showing the seams and walls, the
lowest known seam is some 1,500
feet above the drainage level of
of the valley, and is 110 feet in
thickness. 100 feet higher then
is another seam iio feet, thick,
then comes n seam 15 feet thick,
then a small three foot one, then
a 7 foot ono, then another 30 fool
seam. And above these are i.
more workable seams from -I to
10 feet in thickness. Eleven
seams in all making a total of 1-18
feet in thickness of coal exposed.
These seams dip with the mountain easterly at an angle of ill) to ,'15
degrees, the upper seams having
tlie least dip. There are three
large creeks cutting this coal
field, and Ihe seams ure exposed
on the banks of these creeks, and
openings can be made to mine
the coal .without much preliminary expense, The cuts made by
the Creeks being Inore valuable
ft war tied
1st Honors   World's Fair.
DR. j
PRICES
CREAM
BAKING
POWDER,
MOST PERFE.GT MADE,.
A pure Grape Creup] of Tartar Powder,
Free from Ammonia, Alum or any
other adulterant.
40 VI-AUS TIIK STANHAKI).
all kinds of
1       LUMBER.       1
tr A  large assortment of 3
£ 3
t~ seasoned lumber and shingles 3
£ 3
B constantly on hand. 3
£ 3
I Dimension Timber a Specialty. I
«~- ~*m.
£ WASA, B. C. 3
WuiUuauuiiuiuuiiuiuiuuiuimmiuiUiaiUiuiuuiuuuul
BALE  BRO'S.
Fort Steele
RESTAURANT
W.M. farter Proprietor.
You Pay For What You Eat;
Meals al all Hours,
And from 1.5 Cents UP.
. Will Open October 1st ISO!!.
, .in open cut has been run along
anil lielil a prisoner until Ihe ;ir-i,.    ,    ,   ,     • ,    ,     ',.
,      ' ,,.,,. ,' the lean 5 In, wiiiir n u ore lioilv  ol
rivu   ol   Messers  In hops audi.,   ..   ,     .,,,,      ,
. ' ' ,  , ,     .1 feel o, hliiek siilpureis, nssav
llalhrnillii  who eoiiiniilleil  him ,      a,,.,,,,,.        ,,       ,
i returns show sliiU'n in irolil  anil
I'iu- trinI nt   ) nitili . '  -,
1 silver,
■TnsAtih another1 Indian got     , ,, , •    ,    ,,
Across   tlie   inoiininiii  to the
Al Ihe junction of the forks of
Wild Horse we come to the Gols
den live .croup.   There are four
leads about 800 feet apart cutting
the formation ''which isporphy-
I'itic slate." they eropoutfora
distance of H00 feet on the surface
,       ,    .,,    ,.,      I than so mum-tunuo s toiirosiiect
eovei-ed in ein-li end Willi slides:, • '       '
the eoal-beeniise there is room to
operate the mines on both sides
ol' the creek, nnd Ihe mines are
proved to he permanent  without
any cost, in fact nature did the
prospecting.     In addition to the
— coal on I0II< river, further ans! on
nve moil  is torhentiiiir nssriiiuw ,.   , ,,    v ,  ii.    ., ,        ,    ,, ,,
easl we lind the Neoshe nud  Hi-1 Martins creek) mid oilier trilm-
di-i.iii 'credit is due the .1   P'syuo with mi iron cap 2-1 feet in taries on Mitchell creek " which
for their promptness in the raft!- width   the ore galena, assaying |g tho Pork of Elk rivorv there
*«■■■ i'l"" i" C'Uwtabln Barnes for m| ounce*In  sivor,  und  W  in is another  largo body of coal
Hicrtry zealous ntonnor In which gold, above tho Elk river Held, but, of
ho discharged his duties smaller area, n greal innount, of
iih   \ nioriii iriiich neat  Uie' ,      . ,,  ,    .
.   . ,,     ,.     iihe   held   having   heen  earned
                    too "I Ihe nioiinliini i> ihe   loss'
,   ,.   , .               nwav by iiiiiiirnl eaiises Ihroiigh,
pl'iinel'lv loeilted III  I-", Illld   nils,   ,     '     ' . ,
I ,   ' .,    ..   .        ,    the dillereiit lines SMice the coal
,.     ,   ,,   ,,,,   ,     ,.,„ ,,,[-i,'l-\- t be   lOlliH'o]   lielllg     If lll-s   (pill'tZ.
i.iil.D 1111,1. I'lii'I'M*. IV ' was formed,    The aggregate of
loeiiiion   on   Hu-  creek,     The,,    ,     ,    „ .. „      ,.
        ,    .,,! th,. depth ol tlie seams of coal in
ihe  upper  linsin   is  somewhat
! more than on Klk river,  so that
if ii sliiifl  lie sunk through tin
'. j whole held, there would be found
,' i'.'on feet  of eoal  iii  workable
ll would he hard In lind
CiuiIiiiu"
'I'lie Caledonia is an extension
III' gold   lliil "11   Hie W'-sl.   located
by J.K.Hlghby,  There is alio n
large showing -if gold ipiilrtz on
Iiii.-, properly.
The Patsey Holivai is tl 1 hi
esi clalin in the group,  and
situated onand runsparalli I wilh
lh" ridge, ihere Is n good li <1; -
ol gold ipiiirli! I'i Foci  in   .'. dl-:
on this i i.iimi.
•m Isl page,      Iledge is HO feel in width, and will I
—-—- concentrate  _"■  ions in one.    A '
I tunnel |,us heen nm cutting Ihe
I ledge, .showing ii line body of on
' canvying tit! ounces in sllvw
ere are six
locn
.   ivith  !"
■.■"-of goh
1 -
I'llllIZ
io tiiUirnul
iimnl   Plum
r To
i in   Boulder 01 k  there Is
aiiollier good properly. 'I'lie I!
ton Girl located by tT.jL. Ammii
Mtnaled on Ihe iioi'lh side ol the
i in Ml,   ,-;, -I
,i He
' ] the vi,-only nl the l.ily May
''. li.nil'-ii,-lies an   a iiiiiiibnr
another Held of eoal with as much
'coal lo the aero, and so easy and
cheap lo work. The enslern mil
crop nl this held, is near tin
| Miiiiinil of Hie Rocky mountains
ii Hie,ihe iiveriige distance From tin
llreu !western crop being   Ion   miles
showing 11 colli Held |0 mile!
north and south, hy In milei
easi and wesl.     And nu area ex
Mcleod a boesen
Contractors und Builders.
Regular
Weekly Stage
BETWEEN
Fort Steele B.C.
and
Tobacco Plains.
Leave Port Steele Saturdays.
.. ., Tobacco Plains Tuesdays.
For Freight and Express rates.
Apply to
R, H. BOHA.RT.
Port Steele B.C.
WHOLESALE ,1- HF'l'AIL
BUTCHERS.
FISH   it  CAME   l.\'  SEASON,
Meats Delivered al The Mines .it
Reasonable Prices.
triixrn m: „nj sum, wouii
A   SflllClAl.Tv.
First, Class Work Guaranteed.
iS'/mn Oppoxite the Fm't   Steele
1'rinlhig Office,
Watch,Clock'"Jewelry
Repairing.
In Uie lirsl Style nt I lie ti'iulu. Mull
inn) Mvpi-ess m-ilei-s 1'orolvo pKunjif
iittoiitloii,
CM,I.   ICON    MK   olTnslTH   TIIK
enl.l'.MUlA    IIOIJSIS.
■I OIIS    M.'MILI.AX.
» VICIHHIil.il   \MI JUHI'.I III.
GOl.HKS   /i.e.
id;
ell  il has a I'i
tool   lead  of
ilions   which
led   hi   Hi
e   ,i\. Iler-
'linherol li,
■ill).' prospec
There  is a
i line -e".oo11 acres,   'thecouls
ill Ihe this Held dill'er, owing Iio
jdonlil lo the dill'erelil lutes of lln
I eoal there lining  three different
"old iiiiai't'/. nud assnv  returns ,,      ,'
• ' • line slinwiii!' ol   cold  ipiarlz on,
u-lve S0H.7O in cold lind-..aver io1   , ilinilllies,    I he lowest seams are
inll ol these claims. 	
Ihe ton,  lliis ledge has granite Aiit-hl'iicitie. in llieir nature, while
walls, and can bo traced nu the     Tailing into eonsldm-allon th" the upper seams are Hie Blluni-
'surl'iieefor a distaiii'i. ol'l'itio feel,  vast iiiiioniit of mineral  wenltli ii une v-onls-.    In helweeii, both
1 I
JOHN WEIGHTMflN
LI VIM Y,
FI'IF.H, A XII
SALK S'I'AIILKS,
Kalispel iMont,
I'lii'tli-h  In uml   from   Furl  Stooli
will iimi llinl Oils Ik Hi,- lie.l |'!i  li
leave tlu-ir hIocIc, uml nliliilii ("Olivey-
•NiiTH'i:,
'I'AKH Nn'l'lil' Unit i-ixl.v illlJ-H
Iiiiiii iliile I ml,'ini I,, npi'li In llie
I llll.l'' t.'OMMlBHIONIill nf I,ANUS unit
iVoitKH liir [kiI'IiiIhhIiiii in |iiii'i'Iiiihi. oui!
liiiiiilnil uml -i-l) in'i 1 IiiiiiI,  IIIOI'U
i.|'li'"H,     r,,lllllirllri,i;   III II Millie N.I;!,
Illiiliwlllltulj iiilji.liiiiii; llu- N.vV,I'lii'iim-
Mtukn nf Kihtnnl  Kelly's iiru-oiiijillon,
| It.'i-ni'il N'li.llltiini Hie St. Mnry's river
l-lll'lll'l' lu L'lllllllS Wl-Hl, llll'l lOl'lllllllH
Sulilli, tlii-tii'i' III clilliliH I'llwt, tllelire 111
iOiiiIiih Norlli to liilllnl Sink".
LnCISA KlIATZ.
IIii1i,i1 Uiln-il»i, iluy oISo|ituinli"r, I Will,
BEflTTY'S
Olit.UBHA'fliU
ORGANS AND PIANOS
For Catalogues. Address
DAXlFL /•'. IlKATTV, Washington,
Xcic Jersey,
VI
oreiiiiKi .sw.iiii up.  sin
nilllllrl's H'inili',1.   I'iitiili,;.'ll'
r,'cc.   Aiiiiii'ss. iiimii'i I'
Ui'iilly. Wiisliliiiitnii. N. ,1.
l'liuiosiS-2'.'S.oniipsii..ii I'nlii'
'     ClllllliWlli- 1-,'i-c
II'. Iirniiy, Wnsli-
I',,, 11,,S, ,V .->•,"•'»,■• '-r--   ■
APCflMC   l.'l", wiinli'il,    i'iil:il,"'ii,' '
OKbnlNo A,lSru«« ouniiii   "
IIMATfYSOi-i.iiii-. SIIS.ilil up.
CAfl (\t\t\   Slim Cnlliti-l's \villll,',l.    A,I'll K
F)UU,UUU nrvilli, imnli'l !•'. ui-miv. Wn-.li-
lllllliill. NilW.ll'I'si'V.
jiii'innii uiv   sin
Benttu's Omiiiis \r'^"»:'li,Yi'
Mnitly. WiiNliliii/lnn. tiJ
%i'2f>iW)   up.     Sti'i.
Benttu's Pianos !,'S^,:i'i:'nnui,.u"
Hi I,111   WiHlilm-liill.N.,1
l-RI-l-iMAN&LI-SSAKl).
Llveru, Feed & Sale Stalile.
Port Stroll. H.I'.
S,\Dill,Kit PACK IIOHSKS.
THA.lilJfll Of Al.l.  lit.MIS ASPIIIIAI.'IV
NOTICF1
M„ll,'|,    ill   A|l|illl'llllOII   1,11'   1'B
„f      llii|H',, vritii'iil-i.
HIIUSICIIIT   Ml NINO   CLAIM
Tnll, Ili-i'   Uml   U"
,lenii-e   llnwnrlll,   I'.M.r.No   1','IUIl
,iiiv  UMinr,  KM, e.  Nn. iinini,
II,-,,l-l','.II Will-nil.    I'.ll.l1.    Sn   liUIII
Inli'iiii Klxiy ilny* ti-iini Ilii' ilill'ii li'i-i'i'"!   i
li|i|ily I,, till. Onlil Ciiltitill„sl,,ni'l' fi.r n  i'l'l'
nrti-iii,. iir liiiriiin'iiii'iii,., for Un- in'iviii	
Illlllllllllll' It fj'IIU'll  IM-Illll   "I llll'   ll'llllO'   l-ltllll
Anil fliillii-i   lulu lli'i- llinl  iiVllim   nnili'
Mi'llim II,'. InllKl It nnnii'tii'i'il lii'tiiii' tin, issi,
nnri- ul Mii'li r<.,'tlftl'lil|. „l ll,i|ii'iivrliirlils,
linii'ii ml- M-Vi'iitli iiuy .Inly. Illllll,
err Oiioi'iiu  Ifiinmu'ili,
.i.ii ini,'
HUllSt'HIHl«'ffW Wli 1'HCIHW.OTOK
If   you  waul   the   prime
D A IR Y   P R O D 0 C E .
All machine made on factory
principles,   Come to
WALLINGER   & ARNOLD.
Port Steele B.C.
VEGETABLES* FARM PRODUItM
of ull Iriiule ut- the
I'lil I.I.I VPS 'llAXcllE.
..   *	
\   few pliil-s of [lure  IVkitt  tlrile-
-i;i,00 per pull',   keiivo orilurs with
IIODSOX il' St'CKSMiril.
James High warden.
TiMisniinl      Ai'tist.
Shaving & Haircutting,
livery tiring ^ent •■«  Clean.
COLUMBIA LAUNDRY
Hot And Cold Baths
Washing ("v- Mending,
Mrs. Lewis.
YEh   LBB •
Vegetables & Farm Produce
ot all kinds at reasonable prices,
Opposite the Mountain House,
Fort Steele li.C,
NOTICE,
Notice is hereby given tliiil llu)
| ill I'l liorslii 11 lietweeii,l. W, IJ.COM"
ell ,v iV.S.A.Wiilliiieer carryiiii)
on Hie linsiness ol' Assayors ami
Mining ae'eiils. is dissolved:
,']. W. n. Cowell retiring. The
linsiness will lie currieil on li.y
N.S.A.Wnllinger, who will |iay
all  ilelils and collecl   a mill <
duo tho firm. The dissolution
dates From ,ln no 1st IHIIti,
.I.W.K. Cowell.
•NvS.A.Wallliiger..
Witness, 3'1. BrHil-foi'd-. Tin-: t'ltosi'iocnift
,ias   tuk   i,.\i(ii|.;s-|-   ,'uii'i'.
|.AT10N0|.' AXV (I'KIYS PAl'llIf
IN HAS't'KOO'l'liNilV, li
r
•SiSSSSSttSSSSSSSSSSs'
THIS 4V6BK8 ISSU-B CONSISTS Ot* l.SOO COPIES.
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HSSS9*Hset>S9*if>i/f »*»9SS
Vpl. 2.
PORT STEELE, 13, C. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26,  1896.
No II.
FORT STEELE
lstrlbut,li|Q Point qf East
Kootenay, B. u.
Port Chicle, the distrjhijting
point of tho Fort Steele finning
divisioiij js. tjituij.fed on a, jqpnch
pverloolcing the j|potenay; as its
contluenqc \yith the St. i\fary's
river, and Wild Horse creek.
Tlr.j, plaj'fjai) on ydiich the town
is built has ati oleyation of about
one hundred feet, aboyo the water
level, antl is bounded on the north
and west hy the Kootpnay rjyer,
pn the oast by u stretch of rolling
country of about two niilos in
width, which intervenes between
tho river und, tho first range of
the Rocky mountains; pn the
south by the gulch, through
which flows tb,e Wjld Hprsp oreek
comprising jn all about four hundred acres of almost level ground,
that portion fronting the rjyer to
the west bojpg laid out hi tovn\
lots, which are beh)g plaped on
the market for sale by t!la owner, Mr, R. L, T, Galbraith,
The property was originally located by the late John T, pal-
braith in the spring of 18G4, at
the time of the discovery of the
rifch gold placers in the 'Wild
Horse creolc, who established a
ferry and tradjug post at this
point; consequently it was known
for years ns Oftlbr aith's Fprry.
In 1888 tho ferry was replaced by
a bridge, which being carried out
during the high water of 1894, necessitated the building of the pres
ent structure, at a cost of #17,000
in 1887, when a division of the
mounted polico came in hero under the command of Major Steele,
this was the site chosen for the
erection of barracks, etc., and in
Ihe natural course of events a
town began to spring up in the
vicinity, which finally became
known as Fort Steele, From
that time to the present it has
gradually increased in importance, on account of its commanding situation, all the main trails
of the district converging to and
passing through this point, he-
sides being during the season of
navigation, in direct communication with the outside world. The
coming summer, will see a large
improvement in this respect, as
in all probability thero will be al
least six if not more steamers
plying up and down the river,
between Jennings on the Ureal
Northern and Fort Steele, enabling travellers from Ihe south to
reach Fort Steele from the railroad in about two days, while, on
the down trip, arrangements will
he made so that a party leaving
Fort Steele in the morning will
arrive at Spokane Falls at an
early hour the following dny,
There will also bo a steamboat
route to Golden on the C. P, K,
.Boats will run up the river lo
Canal Flat, connecting there by
means of tramways, etc., with
the head of navigation on the
Columbia river, so that people
coining into the country may have
n choice of routes, either by way
of (lolden on the C. P. 11,, or by
Jennings on the Groat Northern.
During thowlntor mouths communication has boon oonlinod
chielly to the wagon road to (lolden, a distance of about Kill
miles, but last winter through
lite enterprise of some of tho
Fort Steele residents, a sleigh
road was put through connecting
this point with Kalispel, on thu
Ureal. Nortjiorn, lilo miles to (he
south.
Since ity; mining interests of
tips section of tin; province have
been ati rat i jug the attention, of
thu puts/dp oapit;;', Farf Steele
has deyo/lqped jnto ipp'lp a thriving eflinnumjty, nfiw buildings
are continually bejng orpc-
ted, and quite a large business
done with fhe surrounding country, it being t|;e natural distributing ppjiif for all sijpplips popes,
sary jn tl)e mineral a-nd agricultural lfflf"sH'{Si te-'"j'u'is bejng 3,
port of entry, headquarters fpr
thp lqca) government agent and
Indian agent, J here arp fwo
stores (hree hotejs, prospector
printing pfljee blaclfsmjth shop,
resident i^optor-, public scl]oo]
with a gqod average attendance,
two asjsayers., two barber shops,
surveyor and. engineer, tlp'pe liy-
ery stables, a laundry, apd quite
a number of prjyatp residences,
A drug store, restip-apt and sash
and doqj' factory ore. under fion.
strnptjpn, ii, contract has bpep let
for a bpqt and shoe ajid. hardware
store's,
Froii) the present Olltloolt of
affairs the country jn thp vh'-inity
will sqon be the scene of extensive
mining operations.- At present
the North Star mine, distant a:
bout 20 milfis in a northwesterly
direction, is producing about
thirty tons daily, which is being
transported by wagon road, to the
river at a point about seven
miles aboye Fort Steele, It is
intention of the owners to ship
the ore by boat to Jonnjngs,
which is the natural outlet, and
will be the principal route for
that purpose, until a railroad is
built into the country, A contract will be let to tho steamboat men for the trans-shipment
of 10,000 tons of ore during the
coining season,
Considerable work is being
done in this section of the country, notably on the St. Eugene
mine, 11 large silver-lead property
situated on the Moyea lake, and
close to the old Walla Walla
pack trail, distant about 80 miles.
In all probability the owners of
this claim will ship some of their
ore; also the bond holders of the
Dibble group, who have been doing development work this summer. These claims are situated
in a gulch of thu Rocky Mountains, about ton miles oast from
Fort Stoele, Then up Wild
Horse creek there are numerous
gold quart/, properties being opened up, besides the four placer
mining companies who made ex-
t'lisive preparations for work
during the summer, In fact, there
is every prospect of a decided
advance in mining matters.
Fresh discoveries are constantly
being made in the vicinity of the
North Star and Sullivan Groups,
which goes to show that there is
an immense deposit of silver-lead
ore in that section. This fact
has now been so well established
that before long some enterprising capitalist, who fully grasps
the situation, will erect 11 smelter
in a convenient point. Then
those largo bodies of ore may be
worked to advantage, There
would be no difficulty In obtaining
everything necessary for the
carrying on of smelting operations. Coal From the Crow's Nest
coal Ileitis, only fifty miles dis-
taut; lime and iron in abundance;
the supply of timber and cord-
wood inexhaustible, and unrivalled water power on many of
the tributary streams.
As far as agricultural pursuits
are concerned, there are quite a
number of Farms ami ranches
scattered up and down Ihe valley.   Among these may be mun-
HoneiJ .Criiijbrook the property
pf Col llu; lJqn. James linker,
.distant about ten miles in a wes.
lerly direction frpmForJ Steele
This js one of the chflice spHs hj^
the valley, being composed of
fertile prajrte hji/il,' throng]}
which Hows a trfbutary of thp St,
Mary's r'ver, si]rro;;nded by
njijes of rol'jijg bunch, grass
hills, sparsely t'lnb^rpd. which
affQi-i] 'ejceljenf psjsture for
hprses and eqtt'e. yhen fo (ihe
South for ajjoiit fifteen '))')£% px.-
fenijing ajong (he foof, of flip
Roc)iips on t]],e east side of the
valley, arp flijitg a nunj.'oer pf
yaluabjp. ranches, jyhicl; support
moderately forge her(]s of stock,
and oi] wjiicl] J.argg SrQpS °f !lilv
and pats arp grown, rJPo the
north ftgajn, towards pantd F]a(,
are some choice Iqco/tions,
Abopt twelve iii]]es fronj Fort
gteeje by the waggon road, and
on thp banlf of fhg i-'jypr, |§ .situated, what is known as Wijsa,
thp property of Mr, Nijs.Hanspn,
Who settled there jn the year
j.886, fjp has ft s41y-.mil], hotel
ftlid stprp a' thjs point, Wi pas
spent quite 'i kxm s«ffl °i w^'
in improvements, has ft good, system of irrigation,, a young fffph-
ardwqjladyanced and inaljealthy
condition; a carefully managed
garden in which js grown all
kinds of vegetables, usu.aly producing quite a large grop of
tomatoes, which with proper attention seem to ripen without
nmch difficulty, On the banks of
the St, Mary's river, about seven
miles westerly from Fort Steele
js located the R, C, Mission, with
an Indian school under the charge
of the Sisters of Charity, In this
institution there are at present
time twenty-five boys and twenty
live girls, There is no doubt it
has a great tendency toward the
amelioration of the condition of
Indian population, making them
more contented with their lot.
In this vicinity there are deposits
of black sand which carry a certain precentage of gold; and some
time in the future, no doubt, the
contiguous banks will be worked
by companies. Gold quartu discoveries have been made in the
dykes of rock crossing the river
above, but as to the actual value
and extent of these lodes it would
be a mistake to express an opion-
ion until further development
work has been done,
Iiy reference to the agricultural report it will be seen that this
section of the country is blessed
with a lino climate the following
being an extract:
Highest average temperature
during 1804, 04,8, July,
Lowest average temperature
during 18D-1, lti.'i, January.
Highest toinperature, 05,2,July
and August,
Lowest temperature, 59,8, Feb
ruary.
Total rainfall, 12,7 inches,
Total snowfall, 80,0 inches.
In reading this report it ought
to be borne in mind that 1811a was
an exceptional season. For the
last two winters the snowfall has
been very much lighter and the
cold much less severe. Prospectors can without much difficulty
remain out in the mountains
through the distriot for nearly
seven months of the your, It
would be just us Well also, in view
ul tho expeoted rush into this part
of the province. For everybody
on the outside to clearly understand that il- would bo a great
mistake for any man lo come
hero with the expectation of oh
tabling work, the labour market
being well supplied; in facttheru
is an oversiipply ill the present
time. The only class for whicli
there is an opening are proBpoc,
tors nnd miners who can outfit |
themselves, and nol be hampered j
in  their  movements   From   tho
want of funds, No doubt as the
nu.ties open ,up  I here wil) be a
demimd for a]l kinds ot labour,
buljp the niountime unless a man!
has llu; inoamj to support him- j
self, )io Jjad defter think twice
before, yentpring,
4 description pf Fort Steele
and yjc'njty would, not fee com.-
pfetp without mpntionjmg fiut ex-
istipico of t]je F.pr,t Steele Mining
Association, winch c$ne into]
being .abopf ^ year ago, with 'he
object of bringing this section of
the produce i» th,e noftcg of the
ou):sjq> pijhfe Jt has accom.-
plishAd. qpite a M in that rtirec-
Ition, h.uj'jng btfep ably assisted
ip tjj.at respect hy the P;,'ospeetor,
whjeh. has attracted considerable
((Mention from papers all over
the continent, it js tlio evident
intention of its fidhor to give full
and reliable information (toneem-
ing alj thp mining interests of
the section,
""HE (jQLP PILL PUOPFyRTY
Thjs immense body of mineral
was discovered ill July last, by
H. L, Amms and Charles El-
vyood, The property is located
da Boulder creelt, a tributary of
Wild Horse crook. The ledge is
a gold bearing quartz, about 100
feet in width, and is exposed the
entire length of thn claim, in fact
the lodge is exposed on three
sides, and rises up the mountain
in a series of layers, or stops
some 12 to 20 feet in height, The
ledge prospects well in gold, and
some 11,000 square feet of the
ledge has boen sampled, and the
assays shows that it will average
sji3;90 to the ton, There is a strip
of some (10 feet in the center of
the ledge that assays as high as
Sh,uo to the ton, and it is hard
work to find a piece of quartz on
this lead that does not contain
gold, No work has been done
on the claim to speak of, the owners having cut a trail from the
creek to the mine, also cutting
and clearing an old game trail
from Wild Horse creek to the
east fork of Boulder creek. This
prospect can be easily worked,
as there is plenty of timber, and
water near the mine, and it Is
only 11,000 feet from the creek to
the mine. There is quartz enough
in sight lo keeii a 100 stamps
running day and night for many
years. It is quite easy to estimate the amount of quartz in
sight, into tons, and you will
find that it is over 2,000,0011
tons.
The extension to Cold hill on
Hie south is the MyEmmie, located by O.S.Erizzell. There is a
good showing of mineral on this
claim, it has a four foot lodge ox-
posed, cutting Ihe formation at
right angles, ami prospects well
in gold.
'I'lie extension of (lold hill on
the north is tho Lizzie, located by
A.li.Crace, hut little ol' the ledge
is exposed on Hiis rlllilli.liill. there
is sufficient to show lhat I hero is a
largebody of mineral underlaying
the surface, A small spring issuing from the mountain at the
south end line,Flows over a solid
bod of quartz.
The Mklas, located by Harry
Brown, is west nt gold hill, has
also a good showing ol mineral,
continued on fourth page,
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Estimates furnished for the ereetion of
Concentrators, Smelters and Stamp-mills.
All work promptly attended to.
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Mining Division,
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Some of The Mines of
The Tort Steele Mining Division of East
Kootenay, B. C,
THE NORTH STAR MINE.
The North Star Mine was discovered in 189:1, by Joe Hour
geouis and .lames Luiigoll. Tin
origiiial locations are called tlu
property ami as the dovclopmeni and across the lower claim. The
of llie sartie progresses, This owners of tho claims are develop-
camp of silver load properties is ing their properly and thousands
sure to rank among the best on of Ions of rich ore could be ship-
tho continent, pod from these mines were (he
I transportation facilities so thai
shipping was possible, nexl year
will sec it large mining camp
[along the shore of Moyea Luke.
TIIK SULLIVAN CROUP
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Tlio grout) of mines, now —?■—-"———-——
nown as the Sullivan group, was |    inu, Diu-denellus was located in
iscovored in Sep! 1892, Iiy Mos hum, |S,,|;1, hv tho BaiiksFro's and
North Star, 0. I.C.. Dreadnaught sers Smith. Clever, Sullivan and slc,ove Ymttig wlm sold his inter
and Buckhorn.     Shortly  ai'lerj liiirehett. who were prospectingL,s( to 0, S, Krizzell,   The prop-
| the strike was made. Ihe property | in the vicinity of Mark creek.       cHy co,lsjs(.s 0f f(n„. ciHl|mS| ilm|
S was bonded n. a Mr.  Woods of |The original  locations are ihe is situated on  the east  side of
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PROFESSIONAL.
CIIAIII.ES MACLEAX,
Physician ,(■ Surgeon,
four sti.;ki,k, it, ii.
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Assay Office,t'Mclalliirgmil Works-
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Quebec, the consideration was! Hamlet, Shylookuiul Hope, these
840,0011, Mr. Woods then cave an I mines are situated north of the
option on the property to D. D. North Star properties, and the
Mann, of Montreal, who formed I original locations are about two
the present company. During
the winter of ls'.>_ under the
management of Mr. Leslie Hill,
miles from tlie Star, There is
at present, a large showing of
steel galena on the  Hamlet  and
the mine was prospected and Hope. The ledge has been strip-
more thnn realized the expeeta- ed for a distance of-0 feet, show-
lions of its owners. A shaft was hug a solid mass of galena in
sunk some 60 feet, and drifts run place, a large number of small
which proved to contain mineral cuts have been made in various
for a distance of 500 feet The; places, and it is no exaggeration
lead was shown to be from CO to to say, though the cuts are scnt:
'0 feet in widtli and further do- I tered over several acres, there
velopmonts show that from 2-1 is galena of a good quality tit
io Iiii feet of the lead is solid ga- every cut. At the point where the
lena. the balance carbonates, j largest showing of galena is, the
The galena assays lu ouncesin owners have sunk a shaft, down
silver, and lis per cent lead, the 30 feet, and have a large solid
carbonates 30 to loo ounces ini ledge. In sinking they passed
silver, and -10 per cent lead, through 6 feet of carbonates, and
Wire silver has been taken from j are now ingulena. which assays "ill
the mine which assays very high, j ounces in silver, and 00 per cent
the Prospector had one assay
made that ran -1,1)70. ounces in
silver. During tlie summer of
1.895 some 50 tons of ore were
shipped lo Everett, the returns
averaged $68,70 to the ton, this
summer some 5,000 tons have
been shipped with satisfactory
results. The company have constructed a wagon road from the
mine to the Kootenay river, a
distance of 21 miles. Ore sheds
erected on Hie bank- of the Kootenay have a capacity of GjOOO
tons: At present some. JO men
are employed at the mine. nnd. it is
reported tliat at least 10,000 tons
will he ready for shipment in the
spring, With proper facilities
for handling. 100 tons per day
could be taken out, All indications point to Hie fact that the
North Slur is u Bonanza to the
owners.
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lead. This property is bonded to
a Spokane syndicate, represented
by Col."Wm, Ridpath, who is ex;
pooled at Fort Steele next week,
when a foroe of men will bo employed to further develop the
property,
Last summer there were but
eight other locations in this vi-
einity now there are 34, and on
every olaim galena is found, On
the Hope a solid mass of galena
has been uncovered-. Among tlie
most promising are the Stormy,
Genii Gulorctj Gift, X Buys and
Blucher-. And there is every reason lo believe that in the near
future, " Tlie Sullivan Group "
will stand side by side with its
neighbor " The North Star''
The two combined malting the
largest silver-lead camp in
British Columbia, of on the
American continent!
In the vicinity of the North
Slur some thirty locations have
been iiiude. The Midnight, which
is the lirst extension of the
North Star on the north, was located in 1895, by Messrs Watson
Usher audi loggurth. and is a good
property. The ore is similar to
the   Star, nnd aboni the same!;;""'.;;"","   ,     ,,      , ,   -,
,       ,,„,. ,     . .      Port Steele, (he old pttek trad to
value,    litis property is under , ,, ,. ,
THE   MOYEA   GROUP   OB
MINES*,
This group of mines is situated
on east side of the lower Moyea
lake, distant about 20 miles from
Wild Horse creek, overlooking
Ihe old placer diggings, the
elevation above the creek is 2000
feel. The ore is a good quality
whicli assays very high, the lead
is about 5 feet in widtli, and can
be traced for a distance of -1,500
feet, a tunnel is in 90 feet, The
owners have erected an arastru,
md are now transporting the
ore from the mine to the arastra,
We leant that Mr. Hugh'Sutherland of Montreal has an option
on this property, the consider-
ion is said to be 875,000,
The Lily May was located by
Chillies Lentil, and is situated
south and east of the Dardenelles,
This property is owned by the
Fort Steele Mining company of
Spokane, and is, stocked at
§600,000, Wm, Ridpath is Presi
dent, W, D, Turner Vice President
H. E. Houghton Secretary and
Treasurer. The lead on the Lily
May is 0 feet in width, the ore a
rich gold quartz. It is reported
that the company will develop
the property this winter and put
in a Stamp mill next spring,
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PORT   STEELE   B.C.
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CLOTHING,
DIBBLE   GROUP.
One of the most valuable mineral deposits Iii the districts, is
known as the Dibble group, situated lit a gulch of the Rocky
mountains abottt 10 miles in an
south easterly direction from
Fort Steele. It was discovered
by James Dibble and two partners
in tho fall of IR!*, and recorded
in November of that yeitr, Tho
ore is a gray copper, carrying
gold and anliinonial silver, The
country rod,, is porpliyritic slate
and Talcose schist. There are
six claims in Hie group, 'on all'of
which there is a good showing of
mineral, "The Lost Chance;" is
the claim on which the principal
amount of development has been
porformeil they have run a
tunnel some 200 feet cutting live
separate leads, Assays have
been made showing that the ore
would average 150 ounces in
silver 830.uo in gold, and 12 per
'o, copper. This is not Ihe highest
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imnd  to  ll.   (.   Kingsbury ol    , . „,,
a, „,„„       . ,       , .   .   '        claim's, he   first   locutions,
Spokane,   A tunnel is in some  , . ,    ,.       ,  , ■  •   ,,
'.,.,. ,   Jniiuiev.   the  St.    Eugene  nud grade ol ore that is in the iiiiiii
-" feet, and u  is reported that ,, ,    ,    '       .,
,,.,,, ,      ,,,    Peter wero nmdo Iiy  the  Rev
'.Vorl; will In-coiiinienci'd. nud the         , ..."       „
,,„..,,- j,„-,1    ,i.|     ,, Father Cocola and.lU'iilosCronin
 '•""'" -pi,,, Moyom,  Queen of the Hills Woo ill gold.   This property was
The  Siemwiniler   i,- another were staked shortly afterwards!bonded lo Win. Sprague and the
able properly ow I hy the i by Messrs Houghton iiud  Hogg. Chisholm tiro's of 'Molilalia hist
for there is plenty that will run
n« high ns IllOO ounoes In silver.
Noiiii sun- Company and Wm
Wade.      Ore   bus   been  struck
which is of  Ihe  sumo character
as lh,- oilier olaims on the hill.
l/,'„, es nud 1,
th, Cimidi I'.
The Utopia und Qniiiitrel are
vned by Messrs Norbury llnzeii
im by I and Btlwards, considerable galena
amph
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is found on this properly.
A good showing of ore is found
on ihe Eureka, Little Chief, Dig
Chief and Geneva, the Big Chief
is 1111 extension of the Midnight
on tin- north.
The lieiiii and All Over nre
owned by I,1, n .leimingH, C. ll.
Porter und ihe Kansas City S; St
V, Company, a force of mon are
ni work under ihe dit'Octliuis of
Mr Jennings, developing ihe
properly, Ihe Indications tiro tliiil
these claims will prove i tiliioMa
property in the neiir future.
Of the other claims on the hill,
thoy   are  all   considered 'good
The I nke Shore by O. E. Parrot]
and others. The liidgp was lirst
discovered on the sSl). Eugene,
where a large body ef galena was
exposed to sight on the precipitous side of ll el'lf near the lop of
the niciBiiliiin, about 11000 feel,
above lln1 surface of the lake,
from this point the ledge can he
I raced down to the waters edge.
A largo amount of development
work has been done on the various olaims. The St. Eugene,
Peter, Lnrolta and Hose Hill nre
owned by Messrs finch nnd
('renin, Tin. Moyea and Queen
of the Hills by I1'. Houghton ami
15. Davis, The load Is aboul 10fool
in width, and assays fin ounces
in silver and lis per Mill  lend.
Tlie  Sl.   ling   bus some 100(1
tons Of ore on the dump. These
claims are very ildvnntngooiisly
Situated, for in all probability
the II. (', Southern Hallway will
i'iiii olose In Ihe side of thi- Inl.'e,
October, they havo also an option
on tlio Emerald. Tho other
claims in the group are the lirsl
extension of the Lust Chance,
Winona Richmond Hill, Percy
und a small fraction,
NICKEL    MINES.
The Hidden Hand and the iron
Mask was discovered last July on
the east fork of Wild .Horse, this
properly hnsn large lead somo inn
feel lu width, it has a heavy iron
cap eight or ten feel, thick, Assays show thai Iho ore carries
gold lo the value of $5,00, I7n/,'s
ill silver and 10 per cent nickel,
very lillie work has been done
this season except to cut it trail
from tliu forks of Wild liorsu up
the creek some three miles,
Tlie National Matte Smelter,
A practical, cheap and simple
method of matting sulphide ore,
such as nickel, copper, gold, and
silver ores, in localities where
lead ores and fuel are scarce and
almost unattainable, our pyritie,
water Jacketed Mnlte Smelter
has been recognized with highly
satis factor;)' results, and hits
boen thoroughly tested on various pyritie, sulphide and ars.m-
ide ores, hi capacity of 2 to HO
ton's per day. ft is the siinpliesl
method of gold and silver ore
matting, and concentrating thai
is known to-day.,
It requires no extraordinary
skill, no lend ores, no fluxing
material, and no fuel for tho smelter after it is started. The sul-
phor in Ihe ore is its natural
fuel only, and iis cost has no
comparison with any oilier process of concentrating.
We are prepared to furnish any
size or capacity plant complete
to substantial mining people, sel
it up and furnish our men to run
it for Ihem on easy payments.
Prices and 'specifications, with
references and testimonials, on
application,
NATIONAL OIIH St- IIBDIICTION CO,
Miuliillii'liin'i'.'OiI l-'lll'lllli'liH I'm' Nii'lu'l.'l'ii])|)i'i
il.ilil, Slli-i-r mnl U'li'il Ohm,
UNlllKlilillH .(Nil i'ii.V'HI.1, "KHIUPlili
rcfjWI'MI'NT    nl''    OlIBJUli'AN
llKliri"l'll>N  WtlltKM,
SI', I.OUIS. Mu,
READ THE PROSPECTOR,
D.EMPSEY  &  GRASSICK.
CONTRACTORS
AND  .
BUILDERS.
Port Steele  B.C.
PORT STEELE^
ASS A V    OPIM C.E.
•Port Sleele II.C.
Cold,   Silver,   '('upper,    Lead,
;Elc, ill prices to suit the limes
A trial respectfully solicited,
All work will   receive prompt
nl foul ion.
PORT STEELE MEAT CO,
WIIOI.KKAI.Kifc IIKTAII.  nEAI.EliS
IN PRIMU MRATSOP A C.I. KINDS
Weekly delivery lit mining camps in /'*
Siirth Slav ami Wild IlimeWstrivts
HOUSE di CATTLE DEAI.EUs
Address all communications tu
H.ODSON St, srCKSMITH.
J .J. QUIN Ll VAN.
('iENEttAL   DL.U'KSMITII,
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WllEEIAVKitniT,
Horsu-shouliig A Specialty
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10 Wasa group of mines, i.
about 2a miles in n norlhof
direction  from  Fort Steele
live miles   From   llie   Kootonl
river; are situated in a gulch
Hie Rocky Mountains on the i
side of Ihe valley, and al an •
vation of nearly 1500 feel  aln
llie rolling bench lands which
tervelie between   the  nioiinta
illld the ri.'er holloins,    The I
principal claims are the AVi
and the Mammoth."   This pn
erty was discovered in 1893,
is in the possession  of  Wi]
Thompson,   Win.   Hunpt,
Suiidon and Peter Rosendale, ivj
are the original locators.   Abi|
WOO feet  from   the  cropplngs,
"which measure 20 feet acrosp,"
a tunnel has been run in  for
flislance of HO feet, tapping a v|;in
y
a(iid
ifiy
ol'
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love
lies
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sa
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Inn
.of ore from 2 to 4 faot in wid
assaying 22 per cent copper,
ounces in silver, and 81.0 in gold,
the ore being gray copper, Bed
Oxide   of   copper and galena
Tho bunging   wall being P
phyritie slate, and the foot iv
black slate.     These claims i)
easy of access, it being possible
to build a wagon road at asm
expense to within a short   (lis
lance of the works, good water
power on the property, with any
amount of   timber on the sju
rounding mountains. It will
strange if some enterprising c
italist does not soon take th(
claims In hand and develop tin
into producing mines,
high grade ore, all actively engaged in gelling out ore For shipment next season; the work" that
has boon ilone on these and other
valuable properties in the district, is proving beyond a shadow
of doubt that they are true mineral lodes, and promise lo develop into minesof great magnitude,
We can rest con ten I wilh the
knowledge lhat, that difficulty
lias heen surmounted. These
claimsba-vo been described in former issues of this paper, so there
is no necessity of further remarks
concerning them, But there is
another property on which then
is considerable development work-
been performed, and of which
very little notice has been taken,
it consists of two claims the
" Wynstay and Burton '' situate
in tho Rockies on the east side
of the valley about three miles
north from where Elk ri yer leaves
the mountains, and about one
mile from the proposed railway
lino, It is a well defined ledge
from three to (lye feet in width
containing Malachite, Chalcooite
and Copper Pyrites with Iron
oxide and Carbonates on both
walls; an average assay gives §4
in gold, 8 ounces in silver and
!J7 per copper, Tho mine js easy
of access being only three quar
ters of a mile up the mountain
from fhovalley. Thjs fall will see
numerous properties opened as
the owners gain confidence and
realize that thjs district has at
last began to produce ore thai
can be shipped at a profit,.
THE   BIG   THREE.
These mines are situated on
the east Fork of Wild Horse creel
somo Iwo miles from the forks.
The Sweepstakes located by
Charles Ehvood, Maud S. by H,
L. Amine, and the Nancy Hanks
by A. II, Grace, Thoso three
claims has tho largest vein of
mineral discovered in this district, the vein is 400 feet in wid ;h
and can be traced for a distaice
of 4,000 foot-, There has been
considerable work done on these
claims, the ledge has been (tit
showing the mineral the fill
width of the vein, there is mini
erous small cuts somo (it) li
apart, also a tunnel in Hi feat.
Tlie ore is iron sulphurets, (in
analysis of tlio ore is us followsi-
Lead Carbonates,
Silver Sulphides.
Iron Sulphurets, per Oxfch
Manganese Oxide,
Zinc Sulphide,
Aluminum Oxide.
Gold,
Silicon Oxide, (quarts'.)
As there is a largo body of this
ore il, can he prolltubly workrd
by smelling, with galena or a iy
other lead product. An average
of 11 assays gave §17,80 in g( Id
and silver lo the lou, lu the
i vent of a smelter being erected
i i this district, these claims w
prove valuable (aside from the
gold and silver contained in tlif
ore) as a llux to any and all lefid
products.
SOME OF OUR PLACER'S,
I'llE COMING SEASON.
The coining season wi
doubt be Ihe beginning of an c
of prosperity in milling in II
district. Heretofore we have h
no ore  producing mines, con
quontly Ihe district has boon
boring under a disadvantage
not being able lo show and pn
In ihe satisfaction of capital tl
we possessed  valuable mini
deposits.   Now  wilh  Hie  Not
Slur shipping many   Ihousit
Ions of rich ore   Hie St.Eugi
Willi several thousand tons
tho dump, tl"' Dibble pt'opoti
With its inlignilicent  show
WILD   HORSE   CREEK,
THE     INVICTA     (IOI.D     MINES
This is'the title of the English
company, engaged in Hydraulic
milling on Wild Horse creek;
The property consists of about a
mile and a quarter of hill diggings
on the north west side of the
creek, also extensive olaims on
south east side. There are three
excellent ditches on the property,
tho largest being live miles long,
and carries 1,500 inches of water;
at the intake of this ditch is a'
dam 00 feet high, which was
completed this spring. The
gravel consists of about 110 feet
oE top loose gravel, 110 Feel of red
gravel, and -It) feet of a blue com
out, all of which contains gold in
paying quantities, under this bed
of gravel, and lying on llio bedrock '■ whicli is cliloritic slate"
is a body of yellow river washed
gravel which bears evidence of
being much water-worn, and now
occupies what is known as the
old channel. Last year the
gravel was worked on a small
scale, this year tho company
have made many improvements,
A lino of heavy steel piping has
been laid  from  the  large ditch
which has a pressure of 500 foot,	
a lino of pipe has also been laid j the   company
Tlio International Placer Co.
This oompany was formed last
summer for the purpose of working what was supposed lo be nn
old channel of Wild Horse creek,
at that linieashafl was .sunk to
a depth of -fi) feet, where n large
amount of water was encountered,
compelling Hie company to stop.
At this point as high us 70 cents
to Hie pan was taken out of the
gravel, the company then started
a tunnel to strike the old channel
ul a depth ol' 75 feel, the tunnel
is now in illlnfeet passing through
the rim rock, the old channel
was reached last week. And at a
raise of 15 fuel, the gravel was
found, A. largo amount of water
is floiving through the tunnel
showing tluit the company wore
right jn tlie supposition that it
was an old channel. As tlie
water lowers Hie company will
sink a shaft to -the upraise in
the tunnel so as to enable them
to take the gravel to the creek
for washing, there is no doubt
that a large amount of gold will
be taken out of this property this
season,
The Nip & Tpck Co, on the
other side of the creek: arp wash,
ing off a great quantity of dirt,
and should have a good cjoan up.-
although they have had a great
deal of preparation to nittkcj
"which cost lots of time" laying
new pipe and npw flumes etc, in
fact this company had to reconstruct the whole workings of the
mine at a great expenditure of
time and labor which takes money
to accomplish.
A company will bo formed to
work the Norbury, Wallinger
and McVittie ground which lies
north of the Nip & Tuck pro.
pery, and opposite to the Invicta
ground, this is considered good
property as gold can be found in
the gravel almost anywhere,
H. L. Ammie and A. B, Grace
have leased a quarter of a mile
of ground above the Nip & Tuck
ground, and arrangements ure.
being made to form a company
to work it, '
The Chi nose company are doing
good work on tho hill side near
tlie Nip & Tuck, they having lo
make extensive preparations, before starting their pipe, but are
now in good working order.
Several Chinese companies are
at work in the bed of Wild Horse
creek, some of them having wing
diiins, one company of Chinese
having limned the creek near the
mouth of Brewury crook, at a
cost of $1,500, and are likely to do
well as the ground has not been
worked before, as ii was too narrow to wing dam, si. tliat this
company are almost sure to do
well this season.
PERRY   CREEK   PLACERS.
The Perry creek company are
making extensive preparations
for working next season, plans
ami specifications have boen made
of tho properly, a detailed report
is now in the hands of the company. And as this ground is
rich in gold, there is no doubt,
but tha.t the report is true, that
NOTICE.
Applfeivllon   fa
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NOTICE.
Notice  i
Applk'Utlon for
uf Mniiroveiiicnls
Coi'liltcau)  '
LoiTOttu Mint-nil Clillm silitlllc! In llm Pay
sii'ttie mining tHylMlnn of liu-4 Knoieim)
Dlstrk'l, When; iiK-nli'il: A ft'iu-iiou In-lwri'i
llnjPL*[*jt'Uii[IQtiouiiofUKfIii|i,siiiInoi'iilijIuiinf
nil lower Moylo J:ilo-.
TAKK  NOTICE Uml. .Iiitiics t'ronin P, M. ('
No. SitisM, intend, sixty days -from llio   dull
pply loilio Minhitf Ua-ordcr for :
-til.-', for llio iwrnnso 11:
ecrtlflouie ot improve
lutoirnt
or mi-
da
Aiuj fgrijuy Like iioMco thai action, uml
ict'liofi !li*. ;inisj. he commenced liuforo t
ssiiance of simli eeriilictue of improvements,
Wilted iliis ;'•-!"] dny nf August, iSiin.
NOTICE
Xiilk'U  of  Application   for
Of   lllipi'llVollll'llIS.
Rose fi'iictlon Allnei'iil Claim., sltuillo In tilt
Foci Sleele Mining Division nf Kust Ivoolenn;
District, Where leentecl:- A fruetiiitl lietweet
the Peter mnl St, Ciieine niliiiTul claims on lie
lower .Movie lu lie.
TAKI! XOTJCK Unit James C'ronlll F, M. (
Xn, Hal!^. Intend, sixty tluys from the line
hereof, to apply lo the Alinlliii Ileconler for i
eertillciite of Improvements, for the purpose o
otlllllninu n Crown (.'runt of tlie iiliove elnlm,
Ami further lake nollee Unit action, unite
section 111. must he eoinmenccil hefore tti
Issuance nf such eertillciite of Improvements.
Duleil (his SSiid day of Auniist, im«.
From what is known as the
china ditch, which lias a pressure
of 2501'oet. There are four largo
monitors at work on this property, also some ill) men, working
two shifts. Electric lights are
conveniently placed, tor night
work. A small clean up was
lately mado which was very
satisfactory to the managemout,
The gold is coarse, and nuggets
Of $8 and $10 are common, The
largest piece taken out lust year
weighed eight and a ball' ounces.
The placer diggings ol Wild
Horse was discovered in Irtii and
have   been   worked   incessuully
since Hull nine, and if is estimated that not less than IjC'i'.OOO.OOO
liaslieen taken From Wild Horse
CVOOKi
IlKAi* Till*] ritnsi'KiTnit.
Si;iiHCHniK poh  TilM I'linsi'i'HTdit
AimiUTlHK IN TlilD I'ilOHlM-il.Tuli.
work tin1 property
coming senson.
WEAVEK CI
oxtonsivoly
during  thn
XOTJCK.
Notice of   Application   for  eertillciite
of   Improvement-'.
PeLerMinora! Claim situate in tlie Fun steel
minim,' division of Mast Kootenuy Uisirii-i
Located on the eiiKt.side of lower Movie ink
about \\i miles from Moylo bridge,
TAKE NOT1C13 that .lumcs Crouln P. M, C.
No iMC'S, intend, -sixty days from llie date hi
of, lounjil.v to the Milling ttenprderf'iraeertlll-
uato of  improvements,   for  ibe purpose
o|)liiliiIn*,'i| Crown grant of the ulioye claim,
And further lake notice that aetton, und
ticetioji Hi*, mtisi he commenced hefore ll
issuance of such eertillciite of Improvements,
Dated Ibis 3S||.d day of August. 1SIW,
GENERAL MERGHflNDISI
Giant Powder, Mining Supplies &. Hardware,!
IGROCERIES  k PROVISIONS!
'•>, Supplies lor Miners & Prospectors,        s
|  BIJONES fill GOMFflNY, |
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COMPANY, I
Steamer Annerly.       J
I Will   make   two   trips   each   week 3
between Jennings Montana, and
Fort   Steele, B. C.
FOR.   [.'EEitlHT   AND    EXPRESS    APPLY   TO
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H.G.PARSONS.
G 1* N I: R A L      M E It C II A N T
NOTICE,
■jotlce of Al>Ji!lealion for Cerllllcale,
of Improvements,
The Queen of the Mills .Mineral Claim, sllmile
In tbe I'Vii-l Steele Mining Division of |ilas|
Kootenuy District. Located on the Eastern
SllOl'e of Moyle Luke about two inijos from lb
outlet,
TAKl'J NOTICM Ihal I Frank llmighl-ii;
l'\ M. C. No-Win, ami K. I', Davis P. M. ('. \(
",Wti. intend, sixty days from the i
in apply to tlio Mining l-Jeconler for a uortill
eale of Impiovenieuls. fori lie purposu or oh
tnlning a Crown grant of the above claim.
Ami further lalto notice that action, under sec
tiou :><. must be commenced before ihe Issiiaiic
ofsuehcerlillciileofinti
■euf.
IJiiteil Ibis'.
rovoments,
ilb day of August. IHt'll,
I'it I'Tanlt Houghton,
NOTICE.
Notice  of  Application   for  Cerllllcate
or Improvemaiiis,
The Moyie Mineral claim situate in ihe Pan
sieeic Mining Division of [Cast Kootenuy District, Wlioro located;, (in the Miistcrn Shore
of Moylo Lake about two miles from Us outlet,
TA1C13 NOVICI3 lhat J Prank llougliton p.
M. ('. No '.TilHi and K 1'. Davis P. M. C. No.
7ii;i-.'*J intend, sixty days from the date hereof, lo apply to the Mining Uecordcr for a
co lit lieu lo of Improvements, for the purpose of
ni'i lining n Crown grant of the above claim.
\ml further lake nolleo thai action, under
HCt'tlon 'tr, must he commencotl before till1 tasti-
u' i' ol such certiilcaie of Improvomeiits,
Haled this Aitli da.
of August, IHHl,
por Prank Hoi
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Golden  B. C. 5
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AGENTS   FOR   Till'
Confederation   Life   Assoolation,
Canada   Accident  Assurance Co,
Pluenix   Fire   Assurance   Co.    uf   London    I
Phcoilix   of   Hartford.
Livorpool, London, Globe, and Atlas Assuranei
Western Assurance Co, British Assurance
Pacific Coast Fire Insurance Co.
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coinpany are now engaged iinM,
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NOTICE I
hj i-lvi: nulli','. Hint
I  Intend lo iipiily
m.'i' nf l.nnils uml iv
), uvlitiHO mu' limn!
In Un- eiil.'i
lilts,  Ini-  |,|.|--
i'1'il mnl slxiv
iii working the old ])lacer dig
gings on Weaver creek, a slml'l un- lniilm pint i,
is down DO Feet, anil drifts are "||°"|'|]°'!
being run in lo llie rim, a water
wheel lias been pluceil in position to hoist the grave], It is the
intention of the company to work
during the winter,
MOYKA   PLACI5R   MINKS.
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III    UN'
During Ihe |insl season quite
a large number of minors ami
prospectors have heen engaged
in working ihe different creeks
nud bars in this portion nf the
dislricl. As il is well known Hull
gold is found on must nil of Ihe
creek's in vleililly, il is u favorite
place fur Hint class of plucer miners " culled snipers " lo work.
And several thousand dollars
has been lukeii out during Ihe
past season.
I'll linsl ICa in)
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l.lmiili  „t  Mni'li
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Wi'-l. Hi™,.,, in
Seiison    of    tKIB, I
Leave Golden every Tuesday I a.m. I
Stage leaves Fort Steele Wednesday in ;i p.m. |
F. P. ARMSTRONG,   MANAGER. |
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PORT STEELE B. C.
Now under llie management of
A. MOR.IN.
Is n large and attractive Motel
of (jtiiel elegance in all its
appointments , with a
i'iisiiie of superior
c'.vc tei/o/ice.
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Ji Spiriii! I'Mlcj; by lbt> inuntli .
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o^&^iS &   chiel'b uniting you takin notes
JMlil fuiili lu-i print liinti.
UOGflL NEWS,
Mr, Sprague niid parties rep
resenting the International
Placer Mining Co, have five
locations west of (lold Hill, They
have a six  foot  lead on  Ihese
claims
TRACY   CREEK.
comprised in such a comparatively small area, nnd witli all the
advantages accruoing from tho
unrivalled water power which is
available, w'uh the unlimited
supply   of   timber suitable   foi
above and below Ihe Bituminous
coals, are a number of senilis of
coal different from anything
heretofore known il is spiiiewhiil
similar to cannel coal, bin super
ior lo any ennui,!   coal  known.
milling    purposes   there   is    u0 These eonls have   hecii analyse.
R.L.T.Galbraith lias gone to
West Kootenay on official business
Arrangements have been made
for through connections by stage
between Port Steele and Kalis-1 not   less than  thirty  prospects
pel, have been slaked during the past
summer.    Locations were made
t racy creek is rapidly comim
lo the front as a mineral section
Thu fori Steele mineral exhibit will consist of some three or
four hundred   specimens   from
on this creek in 1893, bul was
never thoroughly prospected
until this summer.     W.- cannot
1.8(1 different mines.
| do justice lo the claims in this
The Ladies of Port Steele will vicinity for lack of information
given danoe at  the  Dalgardnotconcerning them,  butwn  learn
House on Tuesday evening the that there is a large showing of
3ith nit.
galena  on the  Estrellu,  which
The St Mary's trail is comple- assays as high as1 150 ounces in
led. and we can reach West Koo- Uilver,
lenaywithout going a hundred!
miles out of the"way. \    Banle>',   y"imi   of   SPoka™
i lately made a discovery, and lo.-
A party consisting of ten per- cated the Lady Ann group.   Tin
reason to doubt bul that ill a
very short time we shall see mining carried on lo a large extent,
smelters and stamp mills creeled
in the vicinity, and lo obtain
these results, il behoves every
man who has an interest in tliesi
and (rented by different parlies
amongst llieiu wns Pro. Ilollinan
Government ussayer at Ottawa,
for the Geological department,
and tho results as shown in the
department reports prove Ihal
these coals would  loose nothing
oroooriies to do bis besl towards! ''v computing them with the best
peuii.e- them for the inspection eo,lls "r l1'" sal1"' ™'i,',.v '" lv"
E capital sylvnnia
sons loft Fort Steele for,'! ennim
?s ledge running through this prop-
The Goal Fields oil
East Kootenai),
The conl tields- in the East
Kootenay District, in what is
known as the Crow's Nest Pass,
lies in a south easterly direction
from Fort Steele, the distance to
on Thursday morning in tlie boat I erty is ,lbout six feet ju width, the nearest available coal about
"Hi to 1. " We understand that with three feet of solid ore, and 00 miles. These coal tields in the
they represent the silver bugs of hils been traced a  distance  of j near future will have ;i world
•1,500 feet. wide reputation both on account
Steele,
The Port Steele Mining Association will send t, 100 eopjes of
The Prospector to Spokane for
distribution at Hie mineral exhibition.
At a public meeting held in
Port Steele under Ihe direction
of the mining association, Messrs
McVittie and Grace were elected
to represent the district at the
coming mineral exposition at
Spokane,
INDIAN    MURDER    AT
TOBACCO  PLAINS.
On Sunday evening last Constable Barnes accompanied by
Indian Agent Galbraith returned
Willi two Indian prisoners, In
connection with the murder we
learn the following facts, The
murdered Indian whose name
was Pun! annua, procured two
hollies of whiskey from across
the line, gotdrunk and visited-the
house of William another Indian
threatened to kill him and take
his siptaw, this was repealed several tinios, and when Paul nannii
started for the Indian village.
William followed and shot him.
After the shooting William tried
In kill himself, when he was taken
and hold a prisoner until the arrival of Mussel's Phillipps and
Galbraith, who committed him
for trial at Donald.
Joseph another Indian got
five monihs for heal ing his squaw
Great credit is dm; the J  P's
for their promptness in the ma!-
WILD    HORSE
CREEK.
there is at least 100 quart? locations on this oreek and its
tributaries, on the hill to the
north and overlooking the old
placer camp, (here are two gold
quartz claims, owned by David
Griffith ami George Doherty,
considerable work- has been done
an incline tunnel has been run
for some IK) feet, and the ledge
is about 20 feet in width at this
point, several oilier cuts and
tunnels have been run, and there
is every indication of a large
mine in the near future.
On AVal linger creek a tributary
of Wild Horse we lind. tho Hoodoo
and Rocky Mountain, there is a
shaft down 20 feet, the ore being
black Sulphurets assaying high
in gold and silver,
At the junction of the forks of
Wild Horse we come to the Golden five group, There are four
leads about 300 feet apart cutting
the formation " which is porpliyritic slate." they crop out for a
distance of SCO feet on the surface
covered at eaoh end with slides ;
an open out has been run along
llie lead showing an ore body of
3 feet of black sulpurets, assay
returns show 809,00 in gold and
silver.
Across the mountain to the
east we Illld the Neosho and Hi-
yue with an iron cap 24 feet in
width,  tlie ore galena, assaying
ler, also to Constable Barnes fori 81 ounces in  siver,   anil  80  in
the very zealous manner in which j gold,
he discharged his dutiis. ,...,,
()b   \ icioi'in gulch,  near the
| N.HANSON.
£       GENERAL MERCHANT
| A, N D
F LIQUOR DEALER.
all kinds of
of the quality anci quantity to be
I extracted are without doubt the
best coal tields in America undeveloped. The western outcrop
of tlie Held is on the side of a
mountain in the yalley of Elk
river, "one of tin? largest tributaries of the Kootenay river.'' on
the eastern side the coal
seams have been traced a distance of 40 miles, with surface
cross outs made at intervals
sliowing the seams and walls, the
lowest known seam is some 1,500
feet above the drainage level of
of the valley, and is 30 feet in
thickness. 100 feet higher there
is another seam 30 feet thick,
then comes a seam Iii feet thick,
.then a small three foot ono, then
a 7 foot one, then another 30 foot
seam. And above those are 5
more workable seams from 4 to
1.0 feet in thickness. Eleven
seams in all making a total of 1.48
feet in thickness of coal exposed.
Those seams dip with tho mountain easterly at an angle of 30 to 35
degrees, the upper seams hnvini
the least dip. There are three
large creeks cutting this coal
field, and the seams aro exposed
on tho banks of those creeks, and
openings can bo made to mine
the coal without much preliminary expense, The cuts made by
tho creeks being more valuable
than so many tunnels to prospect
the coal because there is room to
operate the mines on both sides
of tho creek, and the mines ar
proved to bo permanent without
any cost, in fact nature did the
prospecting, In addition to the
coal on Elk river, further oast on
Martins creek, and other tribu
laries on Mitchell crook " which
is the Folic of Elk river" there
is another large body of coal
above the Elk river field, but, of
smaller area, a groat amount of
Awarded
Hlflliost Honors   World's Fair.
DR. f
PRICES
CREAM
BAKING
POWDER.
MOST PERFECT MflDE.
A pure G rape Oi'Giim of Tartar Powtler,
1'Voc   from   Ammonia,  Alum or any
othy,. uiiulU'i'aiit.
M\ YEARS T*(K STAXDAUh.
Fort Steele
RESTAURANT
It'..)/. t 'arler Proprietor,
  „...    |
You Pay Por What You Eat;
- Meals at all Hours,
And from 15 Cents UP,
Will Open October 1st 1896,
MCLEOD & B0ESEN
Contractors mm Builders.
ITIfNMVKl;  nnd  SHOP   VVOIIK
,1   SPECIALTY.
First Class Work Guaranteed.
Shop Opposite Ihe Furl  Sleele
Printing Office.
1 Manufacturer of 1
3
3
zs
3
zs
cr A large assortment of 3
£ 3
tr seasoned lumber and shingles 3
£ 3
£ constantly on hand. 3
[ Dimension Timber a Soeciaitii. ]
I wasa, b. c. 1
£ 3
%immmmmmimmmmmmmmiii^
Regular
Weekly Stage
BETWEEN
Fort Steele B.C.
and
Tobacco Plains.
Leave Port Steele Saturdays.
.. .. Tobacco Plains Tuesdays,
Por Freight and Express rates.
Apply to
R.H.BOHART.
Port Steele B.C.
BEjmrs
CKI.KUHATKD
ORGANS AND PIANOS
For Catalogues, Address
DANIEL F. BEATTY, Washington,
Xew Jersey.
Uranus, sii.mui no.   Slim
111   IVIW   inilmi'i's wlineitl.   t'ntiiliil-'iH.
MA NOB i-rec. Aiiiu-csi. iiiuiii-11-'.
Ili'lllly. WlisfllliutOll, N-- .1.
BOLD HILL PROPERTY,
Continued from 1st page.
,,     .■     I the  field   having  been  carried
■ tdii nf tlie mountain is llie  \ossi , , ,
,   ,     ,,•,„-     I,      away by natural causes through.
property located m 1*, and has   ,   '.'      , .      ,,        ,
',   , ..,  .    ,,   a   ,       ,   the different ages since the con
i the liunorol being the tirslnuurtu
i'in-C:
i an extension
j location on the creek. The
\ ledge is 60 feel in width, and will
concentrate 2' tons In one. A
tunnel bus been run cutting the
; ledge, showing a line body of ore
currying 20 ounces in silver fin
of gold lull i.n in" west, loetiti
by'j.K.Highby.  There is also ... , ,   ,,
,'        ,      .        .     m . in-r reiil li-ail anil s,l in inild,  tie-
large showing ot goto quartz on,1
, . : Iweeu tins (iiiiiii uml   tin.1  month
this property. .
in! Hie gulch, there are sis  loca-
Bolivar is the high-1 tions,  wilh ledges of gold bearing quartz,
iii" International Placer Co,
have six (|uui'lz locations on the
mountain in the vicinity of Brow-
ury creek.
i lie ri
,',l claim in lln' group, and is
situated on iimi runspui'allel with
'h'- ridge, there is tl gnod ledge
of gold quartz IS feet in width
on this claim,
On Boulder creek there is
another good property, The Bos-
ion (Iiii located hy II.LAmiiiie.
hifllillell on ihe  north side of llle
creek, il has a four font lead of
gold quartz, and assay returns
give full,70 in gold ami silver lo
the ton. this ledge has granite
walls, anil can he traced on the
Miii'iiee for it distance of lloo feel,
the depth of the seams of coal in
the upper basin is somewhat
more than on Elk river, so thai
if a shaft be sunk through the
whole field, there would be found
200 feet of coal in workable
seams, It would be hard lo lind
another Held of conl with as much
conl to the acre, and so easy and
cheap In work. Tho custom outcrop of this Held, is near the
summit of the Kooky mountains,
the average distance from the
western crop being ten miles,
showing a coal Hold lo miles
north niid south, by lo miles
easl and west, Anil an area exceeding 2S0,000 acres. The coals
in ihe this Held dlU'ei', owing no
doubt lo the dilforunl ages ol the
coal thoro being three dlll'oronl
qualities. The lowest seams are
Aiilhi'iieific in their natiire, while
Taking into consideration thoI tha upper seams.are llie ilitiiin-
vast amount  of mineral  wealth , metis coals.     Ill between, both
Watch, Clock""" Jewel i\y
Repairing.
In the best stylo er the taiclo, Mull
iiiid Kxpress .ardent roiialvu pi'tnupl
iittaiiUoil,
CAM,   I'l'ON   Mil   iineosiTH   Till'.
eoi.i-jiuiA   iioi.'siii.
mux McMillan,
IVATCILUAKKII   .INI, JKWKI.Iill,
GOLIIES   II.C.
(in ihe east side of llie crook in
the vicinity ol the Lily Mny and
liiinleiiiiler, are a number of lo-
cations, which lire being prospco-
feil by Ihe owners, There is ll.
line showing of gold quartz mi
nl) of these claims,
JOHN WEIfiHTMflN
LIVK1IY,
FEE 11, A XL)
SALE STAIILKS.
Kalispel Mont,
Purlieu to mnl fi'nm fort Stuck'
will find lliiil Hi is is Un. bust [iliica in
leave their slack, uml obtain.convoy-
Mi cos,
NOTll'l'',
'J'Alil'l NoTli'K llinl Hlxly llil.ls
from iliit'i I Intend tu apply lo llie
I'lllHI'. (,'nSIMISSIONKII (if I,amis mid
VVoKKs for |n'i'i]iisslini lu tmri'ltnse one
I'lHiilred nnd sixty urn's nf Iliad, inure
ar less, l.'nliimoiliiiiu nl n slnlte N.l'l.
iiiniii-iliiiliiiy iiiljiilliinii llie N.W.corner
stuke (if I'libviu'd  Kelly's |ire-i'ni|il,liiti,
III nil Null!!) on tbe St. Mary's river
thence 111 clinins \Vesl,,tli,.|ii.|. 'Ill Hildas
Hlliltli, tlii'iici' li'i'liiilns I'lusl, II  In
Hnilim Norlli In Initial Sliilic.
Louisa K'hatz.
liiiU'ii tills 2l»l, dny otSi.i|il,oniliu|.|,188(l,
|i|iiiiiis,S2..'S,(iniipsicii Piitn-
APftUMC  U'l'S wniltl'il.    CtllilioilIK! l-'vco.
UIUlnNo A,iiii'<'»iniiiiii'i r. 11,'iniy. wusii-
Inutoti, N, ,1.
lil'iA'I'TV'SOreiiiis Siis.nn nn.
Rt\r\ Ann Sinn I'lilnu-r- wmiti'il. Aiiiir,",,
OUU,UUU ,,,.,.nil. i 1,11', llraus. Wnsli
liiKlini. N,'w .lei-suy,
Sils.nnn  up.    slim
Benttu's Oi'Diins S,7^.VS...*ft
llnitly. Wiisliliuft'iti.N.J
Benttu's Pianos K^iT'liA
Hi'iiliy. Wnslitniduit NM.
BALE, BRO'S.
WHOLESALE A' It ETA II.
BUTCHERS.
FISH tv, OAME IX SEASON,
Meats Delivered at The Mines nt
Reasonable Prices,
If  you wan!   the  in-line
DAIRY   PRODUCE,
■ All machine made on factory
principles,   Como to
WALLINGER  Si ARNOLD,
Fort Stoole B.C.
VKliKTABLKS & I-'.UIM  PBQDUCJK
of nil kinds ut tho
PHILLIPPS llAXCIIE.
A lew pulrs of puni Pekin [lucks
$,'1,00 per puir,   henve orders tvith
IIOIiSON if' Sl'CKSMITII.
James Higlnvartlcn.
Tnilsiu'liil     Artist.
Shaving & Haircuttin-j
Itvorylliliiii Xcul .V  Clciiii.
FREEMAN ft LESSAK1).
Llvfiry, Pof-il S Sale-Stable.
Port siccic n,<\
SADDLE* PACK HORSES,
rKA.MI.Mi 111' III. KIMIS ASPI.el.tl.TV
NOTiCi:!
Nulli*   "I   A|i|Hli'lltliiil   im-  l-i'i'llllcnli'
nl     ltii|iriivi'iiii'lll„.
MlllNlllllT   MINI NCI    CLAIM,
Tlilic  iintli'i'  llinl   Wc.
(i.iilrii   Hiiiumrlll,   K.iM.C Nn   Illllll.
,lnv  I'siii'i'.  I'M. 0,  Nu. '.':iiii.-i.
ili'inv II.U'ulMini,   |,'„M,I...   N,i   1,'IUII,
Intend, sixty ilu.vii li-iini llie iiiiiii lii'rcnl .in
n|i|,l.i lu llu- UuliI i'<,iiiitil-.'itiiii'i' im n ci,p.
Illli'llll' ul luiin-'ivi'llli'lils  Im-  tllU  |lill')l(IH0  III
nllllillllli!/ II Cl'iilMI I'l'lllll   illllll,   llliuvii  I'lllllll
Anil turlliiT iiili,, nulli',' Hint Hi'lloll, iuiiIit
hlilli lull lit, IIIIISl III' I'lilllilli'll I lil'lut',' till' IsMI-
micc ul sui'ii (.(ii'ilflciiit' ni liii|i|i|iii,uu,nm,
llllli'il litis M'Vi'tilli ilny July. Isml,
, IVr Uuul'Bii   IIiiiiiiiiiUi.
.1.11 int.
S1J1.1BCJHIIIW RDttWUn I'llCISPEOTOII.
COLUMBIA LAUNDRY
Hot And Cold Baths
Washing:& Mending,
Mrs. Lewis.
YEE  LEE.
Vegetables & Farm Produce
ol all kinds at reasonable prices.
Opposite the Mountain House.
Port Steele B.C.
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby givon that llio
partnership bolAVoon ,1. W. R, Cowell St, N'.S.-A.Wttlilngov carrying
on I In. business ol' Assayors and
Mining agents, is dissolved;
,1, W, R. Cownll retiring, Thn
business will lie carried on hy
N,S. A.Wallinger, who will pay
all debts and collect accounts
due the firm, The dissolution
dales from Juno 1st 1811(1,
,I.W,R.Cmvell.
N,S,A,"vVallliigijr.
Witness, I'', ttradford.
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