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Vol,l    PORT    STELE    SATURDAY
THE    DANCE AT WASA,
Last Evenin", several sleighs loaded -'ith Ladies
and Gentlemen, left Fort Steele bent on fun    ana
amusement.    At the invitation of mine host,
Hanson  , at V/asa, where they arrived in good
time to enjoy a sumptious spread which had been
arranged for them.  After doin^ justice to the
good things provided, the floor was cleared for
dancing    and a jolly and pleasant time was spent
until the " we sma foors.   Too much praise cannot be given to our Friend Barnes who acted   as
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floor manager, aid who saw that all went off
pleasantly. Before leaving, the boys voted mine
host Hanson, many pleasant returns of the season),
Among the Guests present were    Mr, Ss Mr3.Wade
Mr. & Mrs. Durick. Mr. !c Mrs.Forsyth.    Mrs.LevetjJ
Mre.Broulette,    Miss.Bailey .   Hiss.Ethel.Frizzel|i
Messers Baker. Ed war-Is. Frizzel. Norbury.  Olson.
Grassick.Dempsey.    Willmott,    Mr. & Mrs''.^Barnes
Mrs.Henry, and several others . The sleighs
returned to day. and all join in congratulating
Mr.Barnes, who arranged the enjoyable trip, and
declare him a jolly good fellow.    The music was
supplied by Prof,Farquiarson and his band of
stringed instruments-, and it is scarcely neces-..
sary to say that it was as usual,first class.
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As Others See u's.  '
Prospectors are constantly hitting upon new
things, and they frequently strike it rich. We
hope that the Prospector newspaper hailing from
Port Steele and representing as it does an entirely fresh departure in journalism, will be no
exception to the rule. There is a prevailing
impression to the effect that a ceBtain amount
of printing machinery, usually of the expensive
order,  is a sine qua non in starttoig a newspaper.
But the editor of the Prospector has knocked that
idea higher than a kite. All he asks for by the ]
way of mechanical assistance is a typewriter and
a lithogram pad.. With this combination he goes
to'press' with surprising results. He turns out
a capital little sheet,  typewritten from A to Z.
and Fort Steelites have every reason to be proud
of the production.    It will not be long, however,
we imagine, before the editor's energy and push,
which have started The Prospector, will introduce
other improvements of the  "up to date" ordrr,and
we heartily wish him success.
THE    PROVINCE.
DECEMBER
38 th,    1895.
No 8,
OUT OP LUCK.
Clevelands have
Three times the
Now girls may
an boys, but they dont    make President's, an
Orover has made lip his Hind that  i'  ahouli
Three times the
out, BOY WANTED,
given them a girl.
had the sign
fates have
b.> H.s valuable
when
be a-
future President, ;■■>-.* it |-.r>raists in betrg -t girl
there is apt to bo .'i   !* sappointment in the White
House.    'Jul   then trovers record is about all the
people of the United States can stand.and   the
sooner that Crover takes in the sign, Boy Wanted.
and Is satisfied that the fatea know Just what ii
wt-ntetf, the easier he will retire.
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U N D   T 6 W N.
Three days more, and then it will be time for
the Boys to renew their obligations,    and swear
the old swear,    Not another drop,
Christmas was celehrated in the good old fashioned way in Steele. What wo wanted was the old
fashioned Turkey and Mince pies. What we got
was the old time Bacon .Bread and Coffee.And yet
we are contented, and happy.
The Boys at the Nor:h Star mine are putting o,»
airs,    They had TURKEY for dinner on X,mas!
It was the ric^st and nicest cake I ever eat.It
must have been made a long time to be so rich.
Yes it was made    by Billy the Conqueror,    and
telegraphed to Wasa, from the Tower of London
expressly for the oocasion.
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The shaft on the Lily May is down   fifty two feet
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NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that    application    will be)
made    by the    British Columbia Southern Railway
Company to the Legislature of the Province    of
British Columbia at its next session,    for an act
extending the time within which the Company may
complete its undertaking.
Dated   Dec, 10 th    A.D..        ;i895.
I J'iOremmill. Secretary.
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NOTICE.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,    that application will
be made to the Legislative   Assembly of the
Province of British Columbia at its next sessioi
for an act to incorporate a company for the
purpose of constructing, operating and working
deep tunnels, drifts, or shafts for the purpose
of exploring for, discovering, working, getting
acquiring and recovering minerals situate  in
blind veins ledges or lodes in the Distriots of
East and West Kootenay, Yale and Cariboo,  in the
Province of British Columbia,    and for entering
upon and acquiring lands for such Diirposes, and
for collecting tolls    for the use of such tunnels or workings by any other persons or companies engaged in mining,  and for acquiring such
•'trr powers or privilni-os as may be necessary
or  vi'W-h.nt therefor,    together with such ot
oUit vows or privileges, rights or incidents,
••i'   ,1 "i  '-» "."cssary for or incidental or conduc-
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,i' linment of the fo^eTotng objects
A. E, Humphreys.
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Applicant,
The Executive Committee of the iiqrth(Star
mine has accepted the tender of B.W.Jpnefe fop
the transportation of 3.000 tone of or* ifjroB
Fort..Steel» to Jenntn,^ Montana. T H
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A T U R DAY      D 31
C E M B E R      '28th 1895.
rhe PROSPECTOR.
Published ••-'eekly    by the PROSPECTOR   Company.
A.  3.   Grace    Manager.
i  'Subscriptions
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Per Annum
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OFFICIAL DIRECTORY.
Dominion Representative, John.A.Mara M.P.Kamloop
Provincial    ,, ,,    Hon.James.Baker. M.P.P.      (
Victoria, j
Customs Collector. Chas.Clark. Fort Steele. '
Postmaster, Chas.Clark.      ,,      ,, ;
Postmistress .'Irs,Chas.Clark.   ,,       ,, ;
Indian Agent        R.L.T.Galbraith,   ,,      ,,
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PROVINCIAL    OFFICIALS.
:
J ,F.Armstrong, S.M, S- Government A^ent. Donald.
Miohael Phillipps, S.M.  & Recorder,Tobacco Plains'
C ,M.Edwards. Recorder, Fort Steele.
I H.W.Barnes. Constable,    ,,        ,,
i Chas. Maclean. Health Officer,  ,,        ,,
' R.L.T.Calbraith, Inspector of Fruit Pests.,,
i Thomas .MoVittie, J.P.
1 William.Pernie,    J.P.
Chas.Maclean.       J.P.
i P.P.Norbury,        J.P.
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PUBLIC    SCHOOL.
:!H-fis.  Bailey. Teacher.
! R.L.T.Galbraith,        Secretary and' Treasurer of
■-, School Board,
j R.D.Mathers Trustee of Public School.
: H.W.Barnes. ,,
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PROFESSIONAL.
[Chas. Maclean. Physician and Surgeon,
; Thomas.  McVittie, p. L. S. ft C. E.
H.L.Cummins. p. L. S & 0. E.
I R.L.T.Galbraith.
jO.S.Frizzell.
[R.D.Mathers
i H,'A'.Barnes,
[William. Carlin.
; Thomas. V.cVittie
FORT STEELE MINING ASSOCIATION.
President.
Vice
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Treasurer.
'Secretary.
jAll possible information will be furnished by the i
'Association upon application to F
Thomas.McVittie, Sec,Port Steele
: Dont forget the Mining Association meeting to  i
'night.
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I ON Sunday the 29th. A special Christ-naa Sorrier!
!w1ll be held at the School Room at 7 1/2 0,Clock, "-
the discourse will be " Family Life" with advinc
!to the old, and young, Married and Unmarried,
!The reading will be very instructive and replete
! with sound advice to all. All are invited.
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The HIDDEN HAND and IRON MASK.
These mines are located llorth East of Fort Steele
about thirteen miles.,  and is accessible by a
good wagon road for ten miles, thence by a good
trail to the mine. In the immediate vicinity of
the mines, there is an unlimited supply of timber
^f'or all mining purposes, which can be had for
'the expense of cutting and hauling. There is
also an ample supply of water for all purposes
for which it will be needed. The property con- •
.sists of two full mining claims 1500 X iS66 feet
each.  The vein is a true fissure, cutting-the
.formation from North East to South West, and has
■ 'been prospected for a distanoe of six hundred
feet. The Country Rock is Lime and Slate, the
vein is covered by a heavey iron cap, some ten
foot thick, and the ore is  of a Safflorite
nature, carrying Gold,Silver,Iron and Nickel.
Assay returns give l5.in Gold, 23 ozs,in Silver,
and 10,$ Nickel. The property is not developed
to any great extent , but the owners intend to
open it up in the Spring, the vein is some forty
fe.et in width, and its appearance at the present
: indicates that in the near future it trill become
a producing mine, and a source of wealth-to its
owners.
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HAULING ORE.
The North Star Co, has twenty two teams engaged .
in hauling ore from the mine to the Kootenay River
averaging about thirty tons per day. The ship- ;
tment of this vast amount of ore, will give to
i-the outside world a knowledge of what we'have
in this district as producing mines.
IK EAST KOOTENAY.
Mr.Vowell, in his capacity of Provincial superin-
tendant of Indian affairs,  pays periodical visits
to all Indian agents  "districts in the Province, '
Everyone who has ever conversed with Mr.Vowell
knows that he has always had an abiding faith in
East Kootenay, and,  to a World reporter,    he said,
that,,that faith was undiminished,  in fact,  If
anything, it was increased by what he saw on his
viSji't,    He found everyone contented in that part
of the country and the farmers "-'err happy over a
splendid crop of oats.    The weather   during
the fall has been beautiful and Mr.Vowell, himself,
saw ploughing in progress at St,Eug"ne Mission on,
Kov.  23rd. Fort Steele,  Mr.Vowell says,  is now
quite a town and the people are elated   at the
prospects. The North.Star mine owned by D.D«Manri,
is making a splendid showing.    It is a galena
proposition and there is plenty of ore in sight.
Three thousand tons will bo shipped this season,
a wagon road having been made to the river.
Mr.Vowell brought down with him the first    two
copies of the Fort Steele Prospector, a new paper
started on the 9th of Nov. It is printed with the
use of an Edison Mimeograph, and is the only
genuine newspaper in the Dominion that is set up
on a,type writer and printed through a waxed sheet.
The'first issue contains a petition to the   Dominion Government'asking for the carrying out    of
works that will makf> the Kootenay river navigable..
•Vancouver World.    ,
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THE    FIRST.
Sjmo.Philll'nps was the first to come over the      'i
new road from Tobacco Plains, he came    through
wiith a load of Pork and Eggs.
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SATURDAY   DECEMBER    88th    1895.
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THE SMALL DEBTS COURT ABOLISHED.
Judge Crease, in a judgment given the Oth of
December, held the small debts act to ''e unconstitutional. It will now be in o-der for the
Attorney General to see that a County Court
Judge, visits this portion of the Province at
least three tires In the vear,
DANGEROUS,
It is reported that the '-ridge at Canal Plats,
which was erected only last fall .it ?reat eype-
nce to the country, is now in a dangerous condition. Would it not be well- for Government
agent Goldie, at Windermere,to call the
Assistant Commissioner of L.
attention to it,
so that it oan be repaired and thus s,w the  |
structure. ,
"I -t'T'-W-I-i—t-W'"l''TH"-r''t-
We are pleased to learn that-Mr,George.Goldie
has been placed in charte of the ''oads and
Bridges as far as Sheep -.'reek.  It is needless to
say that they will be carefully attended to.
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CLAIM    JUMPING.
Claim jumping is a most seriou.3 of 1'ence and the
claim jumper is not only a despicable   but a
dangerous member of a mining camp. His main
object is in a mean and underhanded way to steal
from the honest prospector the "esults of his
hard   toil, his privations and his hardships, anc
to take an unfair and cruel advantage of his
unsuspecting simnlinity and his want of knowledge
of the intricacies of the law, He is one of the
most dis';usting of human parasites.
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John.S.lloskinr. left ye3ter-!ay for Helena Montana,
before going, he took an option on the Bald Moun
tain mineral claim belonging to Col.Geo.Dougherty
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The thanks of the people of Fort Steele are due
to Miss.Bailey, and Mr.McVittie who so admirably
arranged the School Entertainment on the 20th  ,
also to Messers Dempsey feGra'ssiok who  lent their
aid willingly in erecting   the stage, and the
seating of the hall.
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Several Ladies and Gentlemen met on Thursday
evening at the School room, and nroceeded to
decorate the room for the Christmas Service whioh
will   held to-morrow,
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Mrs Huckell entertained the U.Mes   md Centlcmen
who assisted in decorating the School room.upon
the completion of their labor.
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HEAD    THE   PROSPECTOR.
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CLEVELAND,
ROASTED;    ROASTED.
-■— ****** W-w» m
The President    'oos a Duck hunting,instead ef
attending to Venezuela,    Democrats, and Republicans arc angry with him for not waiting   for
Salisbury's reply, in fact the President   has
precipitately fled, this turn of affairs i3 just
what might be expected of his Fatness Grover the
last.    He did not dare to face the music in 1801
and in 1895   hides from a Diplomatic letter of
importance to the States.    Jingoism is not   his
forte, and all the 3y Jingo papers in the States
cannot stop him from showing the wh1te feather.
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X,mao at the North Star,
On, Christmas the mine w.aa shut down    to give
the :uen an o-pportunUy of enjoying the day. "hich
they did in the most   Improve'.! manner, A   shooting
match came off in the forenoon,  in which Messers
Williams' and Andrews carried off the honors.    Then
some forty sat down and enjoyed a sumptious repast
which was pronounced the best dinner   ever served
in East Kootenay.    The evening was spent in speak
ing',  r.in'Un", and having a good time in general.
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In running a cross cut West frown   the
North drift at the North Star,  they passed through
a  small amount of gaivue, and are now in about
eight  feet of solid ore,    This will prove an important feature in the development of the mine.
As heretofore the ore shute dipped to the East,
and out of the mountain,    and the ore encountered
in this drift is dipping to the West,    it is not
known how wide the lead is at this point , but
with the exception of the small amount of gangue
at the commenoment of the drift,    it is solid
galena as far as they have run, which is about
fourteen feet.    The indications are that thin is
the true Lead, ov vein running through these mines
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i THE    SULLIVAN    GROUP.
Weundorstand that there is FOUR different parties
at present engaged in trying to    bond this property.    We trust that a good company will get the
bond, and then vie shall have another producing
min'e i n this district.
THE   MIDNIGHT.
Messers Usher and Watson are still drifting on
this property, they ire still in Iron., and car-
Mnatos, '-ut expect to strike the lead in a short
■:! 1st unc e,
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The All Over has a iiiood .showing of mineral, it
Is reported that this mine will be opened in the
spring. 	
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THE     PROSPECTOR,
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CARLIN   &DURICK,
Successors   to
Carlin    k   La'#e, Port Steele    3, '.
DEALERS    in   CLOTHING.
GENERAL     M E R C H AN D I S'E.
Agents for SLATER   4   SOU:1' Celebrated   SHOES,
MINING    SUPPLIES.
SATURDAY   DECEMBER 28th.
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The   AMERICAN    STORE.
GENERAL.   MERCHANDISE.    .
DRY   GOODS, BOOTS & SHOES,
HATS   &   3APS, BLANKETS,
UPPER    COL." M B I A
.'Navigation and
MINING   SUPPLIES   &   HARDWARE.
B.  W. J O.N E S.
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Fort  Steele B.C. Jennin-rs Mont.'
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Tramway    Co.
EXPRESS through rite IOC per pound.    :
F R E I 0 H T,
■ Golden to Port Steele, Class A 13,00.
Class B |!2.50.
Class C s2.00.
Class D Jl. 50,
T,B;H,Cochrane, Pros,.-       F.P.Armstrong,Manager
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The ST E E L E   'II 0 II S E.
i    The OLDEST and- BEST 'iOTEL in FORT STEELE.
Strictly • First    Class.
Free sample Room'for..Commercial Men.
Chas.    Levett.  Prop.
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0 0 W E .L, L     A'     7'A"L L I N' C-' i- 'iv.
A   S S A Y E ll'S    &
METALLURGISTS.
Fort    Steele   B.0-.
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D.    BRANER,
GENERAL    3 L A C K S M, I T H.
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HORSE   SHOEING   A    SPECIALTY.
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J A M E S.    II I 0 II 'HOES,
T 0 N S 0 H I A L'   ARTIST.
SHAVING    A   HAIRCUT TING.
Everything noat and clean.
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R E A D    THE,
POSPECTOR.
The    UPPER    KOOTENAY   NAVIGATION    Co.
For    EXPRESS,
and    FREIGHT    RATES
Apply to
3. W.  JONES,
Jennings Mont.
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D A I, G A R D li'o     H,0 U S-E.
-, The LARGEST •
and most COMMODIOUS HOUSE
.in FORT STEELE.
BOARD bv the DAY or.WEEK.
R.p.Mathers, Prop.
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.   !:
When You come to   Port    Steele,
call on A. M 0 R I N   and get
A    GOOD    CIGAR.
THE BEST IS NONE TOO .GOOD FOR YOU.
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The    MOUNTAIN   HOUSE.
Fort   Steele.. B.C.
GOOD   ENOUGH    FOR   MOST   ANYBODY.
H. J. E D S ON,    Prop.   -
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The MISSION STORE,
GENERAL M E.R.CH A H D TS-E,
The HI 0 HE S T
CASH  PRICE
PAID   FOR   FURS,    ■
T.    L-O.V E,    Prop,
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Ah Thef,°'» Dont forget the
COLUMBIA    LAUNDRY,
W A 8 H I N 0     and       M E N. D I N 0,
,.   ..,   .' ]-■       Mrs,,    L E^;T"S!r''
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