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Vol.1.      THE    PROSPECTOR, FORT   STEELE    3,0.
Bie Twesury Department of the United States
makes an abaurdr tiling on Lead ores.
Anew rullngo f the treasury department i a anno in oed whioh again gives an illustraticn of the
celfchtsofa "protective" tariff system In concrete form. The treasury department has ruled
that the duty on all lead ores whioh are shipper:
Jn4^ the United States shall be three fourths of
a oent on every pound shipped,provided that the
• value of. the lead in the #re exoeeds the value
■'.of the silver, The duty on lead ore Is three
quarters of a oent per pound. Heretofore this
has. been considered to mean three quarters of
a cent on the lead that is oontained In the ores
If the ore run 60^ lead, duty was paid on 60j£
of the ton. But the department has notified the
•'.smelters that hereafter this will be construed
to'.mean three-quarters of a cent for each pound
of the groiss ore tonnage,if the lead in the ore
is of greater value  than the sliver.
This, will make a decided difference with many
of the. mining oropertlea on this side of the
line.The Trail Creek ores are not lead properties and will not be affected.  So with many
others. The Slooan district runs high in lead
and silver,and when the lead ia of tho »reajfcer
value it will mean an additional duty of several dollars. There a few properties in each of
these districts that will be affected by this
ruling. A few in the Ainsworth oamp and a few
' Ita the Fort Steele district.  Some of the low
grade properties must  shut  down for a time.These
however.will only be few.
It is an Injury to the poor man more than to
any one else,said a prominent mining man. Many
will be prevented or hindered in developing
their properties where the ore is low grade,  It
will have the effeot  of starting smelting plants
in different parts of British Columbia. When the
pre Is reduced there will  be that muoh less duty
•to ray. But  there will not be many properties
'affected. And advances in the pr'oe of 3ilver
will materially lessen the  rrcpertlea that must
pay this additional duty.   If the ore contains
60JK lead and BO ouioes in 8liver,the value of
the lead being |36.  aid the   silver about $34.
the duty is three-quart era  of a. oent on every
pound In eaoh ton shipped,or   Ija.6, per ton'.fo.
in exoeas of the oharge heretofore made,, That
4Mb will olose many of the  British Columbia
mines'temporarily is oertain'.and it will ultimately drive the smelting  Industry into British
Columbia,   The treasury department will grant
a rehearing on thi3 question and the North-weat-
ern Mining Association will be urged to UBe ita
influence in having the deoislon reversed. Many
mining men are o'onfldent .that  it' cannot stand.
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Doht forget the mining Association meeting
to night .    v       +-H-M-i-++ +++ ++ •!-
j Subscribe for the'. P'ronpeotor',If your ,
[   'yr.b8^rip>.ion Has expired,renew it.      '    ,
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SATURDAY     'V.-     2 nd, 1896.
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THE St,EUGENE MINE.
Work has been discontinued for assort time
on the St,Eugene.The developement of we mine
has not progressed In a satisfactory manner
for some time,and there seems to be a.diversity
of opinions as to There the lead in the lower
tunnel is,and where  to find it.    Early last"
aprlng the Company run in a tunnel Several hundred feetjfollowing the lead, ,vhioh is from 8
to 10 feet in width.' And extracted some 3.000
tons of ore j the mine at  this time waB under the
management of _Mr,.James Cronan,a praotioal miner
of large experience;  thfortUnately for the oompany, Mr. Cronan ihought   that   a vaoation was
neoessary,havihg some private business to attend
to,and that the sinter v»a.s    the  best  time for
him to leave the mine.,as the oompany Intended
only to further develop the   lower tunnel during the winter months.   A new superintendent
was appointed,and took oharge of the mine' late
last fall', since that time the workings of the
minehave not run (as smooth as they did.wider
the old regime,'A I.--vi tunnel was started to tap
the leu:;e at a distance of 100 feet lower than
the No j..  tunnel, The new tunnel is in 275 feet
and according to the viewa of   many of the men
at work in the mine,at   least 150 feet of the
tunnel is dead work. As near as we oan Warn
the facts are, that at a distanoe of about 125
feet,the casing of the lead was struok.and then
instead of oross drifting to the left,to  ascertain tho position of the vein,the drift was continued to the right, and ran parallel with the
lead for nearly 100 feet, a nd    then drifted
still further to the right ary'    away from the.
lead;it is hard, t^ explain why this was done,
for we learn that almost all the working miners
thought the lead In the opposite direction,and
so expressed themselves. The result  is vfliat many
a good mine haa had "a black eye" all for the     i
want of a little noraon sense,and a knowledge    |
of the formation ■utside of the lead; 1   -.,'..
oould run to the w --. ,when over— J ilfoa' ion
pointed to the east/': beyond our ken.
man j
rs work will Jpe resumed,]
ie will regain its pies-?
Mr Cronan returned on    Saturday to Fori,  Steele}-
direct from the old oountry,having heard the
report a from the mine; and on Monday vent to       !
the mine,and in a few days worl
and we trust that the ruin
tige and become ashippor, es   well as a producing mine,
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THE   NEW    DRAW,
Work on the firwls progressing rapidly,under
the management of'Mr Weller,thr piles or. the up-
river-side of the are all drovejand the balance'i
on the lower aide will be completed  in a few days'
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| James Dibble the diaoover of the famous,/
Dibble group of mines returnee1 to JJbrt Steals'/-'
last Sunday . '■
'•feiirw!1*' PROSPECTOR,    FORT    STEELE   B.C.
SATURDAY    MAY    2 nd,   IS90,
THE    PROSPECTOR.
IS PUBLISHED WEEKLY BY THE PROSPECTOR COMPANY.1
A.B.Grace,Manager.
One Year  4l. 50.
Six Months      75*.
All Communications directed to the Prospector,
Port Steele B.C.
We are not responsible for communications.
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PROFESSIONAL,
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Charles. Maclean.
Thomas. MoVittie.
H.L.Cummin8.
W. J. Rooke.Cowell.
Physi Man & Surgeon.
P.L.S. k C.E.
P.L.S. & C.E.
M.A.    B.Sc.      P.G.S.
N,Arnold,Wallinger.     Assayer k Metallurgist,
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PORT STEELE MINING ASSOCIATION.
President'.
Vice
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Treasurer.
LEGAL   NOTICES.
R.L.T.Galbraith.
O.S.Frizzell
N. A.Wallinger
Robert.Dempsey.
William.Carlin ■ __™
Thomas.MoVittie Secretary
DIRE  CTORS.
John.Grassiok. A.B.Graoe. H.W.Barnes.
R.L.T.Galbraith.       Thomas, :":cVlt tie.
The next regular meeting of the Association
will be held on Saturday May 2nd,
All psaible information will be furnished by
the Aaaociation, upon application to
Thomas.MoVittie,Seo,Fort Steele B.C.
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TOOK HALF A LOAF,
The assessment bill waa given its third reading
and it will beoome law. The tax on mines is one
per cent on the S3ssessed value of all ore or
mineral bearing aubstanoes raised,got ten,or
gained from any lands in the Province,the asses
aed value to be baaed on the market prioe of
the ore or mineral bearing substances at the
mine as determined,  in case of dispute,by smelter ,reduction works,re fining works,or other sat
lsfactory returns,aa the case may be'.provided ,
that no ore or mineral bearing subntanoes shal
be taxed which la not sold or removed from the
mining premises.
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NOTICE.
We, oall the attention of those who subscribed to the Pro8peotor,for six months', th;A their
aubaoriptlon expires with thia issue.
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THE PROSPECTOR.
Tne Manager takes pleasure in announoelng to
the readers of the Proapeotor.and its many
frienda.that  In a 8hort time  ,publish the paper
in the rerular form of an up to date paper;an
order having been placed for a new plant  suitable for all kinds of printing,which is expeoted
to arrive In about five weeks.
Now is the time to renew your subaoriptiona,
Dont forget the mining association meeting to-
nM^ :—'	
TABLE,  showing the dates and places of Courts
of  Assize,   Nisi    Prius,    Oyer and Terminer,
aid General Gaol Delivery for the Year 1896.
SPRING ASSIZES.
Ninaimo Tuesday ......5th May.
New Westminster.Tuesday 12th May.
Vancouver, Tuesday 19th May.
Clinton   Monday .......25th May.
Vi ctoria  Tuesday  26th May.
Kamloops  .......Monday ....... 1st June ,
Vemon .........Monday .......8th June.
I-Nelson Monday  15th June.
I-Donald  .Monday  22nd June,
■(•Special Asaize.
EXAMINATION FOR CERTIFICATE IN ASSAYING.'
Bureau of Mines,
Victoria B.C.April 8th 1896
ON HAVING LEARNED that many who desires to
obtain the above certificate do not feel sufficiently prepared for the examination it was
p'ooosed to hold here during the last week of
this ironth, the Hon,thl Minister of Mines has
decided to postpone said examination until the
autumn,when it may be held at two or three
places in the Province for the better convenience of the candidates; due notice.   ' t o be
given of the time,places,and examiners appolnr
ted by the Minister.
An excellent book on as say ing, embracing most
of the best and latest methods for all the metals required for this examination,    Furman's
"Manual of Practical Assaying", ^3,00. John.
Wiley & Sons, New York,is strongly recommended.
WILLIAM. A.CARLYLE,-
Apy,9. Provincial Mineralogist.
KOOTENAY INDIAN AGENCY.
A list  of water privileges submitted for
record,being the quantities of water required
for irrigating purposes by the under-named bandB
of Indians,        THE St,MARY:S BAND.
(400) four hundred inches from the StMarys river.
(100)  One hundred inohes from Cherry creek.     P^
TOBACCO PLAINS BAND.
(900)  Two hundred inohes from a creek running
til rough William Phillipp's pre-emption.
' ,r'0)  Two hundred inohes from a creek known aa
cserve creek.
COLUMBIA LAKE BAND.
1100)   One hundred inches from Marijeau oreek.
SHUSWAP    BAND,,
(100)  One hundred inohes from Shuswap oreek.
(100) One hundred ir'hes from Lilao oreek.
THE AGENCY, R.L.T.Galbraith.
Fort Steele B.C. Indian Agent.
April 15th 1896,
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DIVINE   SERVICE. '
Divine Service .will be held In the Sohool Room ,,
at  7.30 P.M. Sunday Evening.  All are invited.
The Rev' M.Coooola,0.M.I. haa gone to Tobaooo
Plains to hold a miasion.
It is reported that our friend, T.Love'has
been offered a good figure for his business at
St, Eugene.
John Clever ,oame in from the Sullivan group,
and reports the snow faBt disappearing . THE , PROSPECTOR, FORT    STEELE   B.C.
SATURDAY   "'.'.»v\ 2 nd,  1896.
A NEW ENTERPRISE.
We learn, from good authority,that the Upper
Columbia Navigation Co, intend running the Owen-
diline as far as Island Pond isn the Kootenay
river,from there a road will be opened to Canal
Flat,and in this way a large proportion of the
ore from the North Star mine will be oarrled'to
Golden;where It will be smelted,thus saving the
duty,and the transportation to the States.
Of course the soheme is ah experiment,which
we hope will sucoee6,as it will keep a large
amount of money in the country.  Capt'Armstrong
and his company deserve to succeed in this new .
venture.
THE INVICTA. COMPANY.
The Inviota Co,have had their ditches cleaned
out,and are getting their property in good shape
for work. We understand that the Iron piping has
been shipped,and will be puahed forward to Wild
Horse oreek, without delay.
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THE NIP AND TUCK.
The preparatory work on this property is
being pushed forward as fast as posaible,and
everything will be in readiness for piping as
soon as the water raises.
THE TOWN DITCH.
The Town Ditoh is being oleaned out and repaired, and water will shortly be on our streets to
lay the dust.
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ROUND  TOWN,
A pleasant surprise awaits the guests of
the Steele House, on Sunday next',"So Boys" put
on your store clothes and your pleasantest smile,
and be sure to be there for dinner.
The "StxwMill" ia running full time,and orders
pouring in daily.
Mr.Curran the new superentendont of the North
Star mine,and a Mr Adams came in on the White
Swan,
Judd.Langley is doing the asaessment work on the
"Empire", a property belonging to a "Maoleod
Syndicate."
M.Phillipps S.M.  paid his usual visit to Fort
Steele,and after attending to his official duties
returned home to Tobacco Plains on Monday.
Dont forget the mining A3aociution meeting tonight .
lft\Fred,Balmore,of Montreal,oamo in on the
stagepn Saturday; He will have charge of the
Upper Columbla,and the International Navigation
Companies business.
Harry OtDonaghee, has made a discovery, and
looated it, whioh he thinks ,ia the best'in the
distriot,the ore is a Grey Copper.
. It is rumored that the Neoshe Mine is bonded,
Ben Pugh.has a gang of ohinamen at work on the
Town ditoh; Ben Is boss, but Gibbons oarries the
level,and tells the ohinamen and Ben what to do.
Renew your subscription for the Prospeotor,
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PLA'^'R   MINING,
We learn that eight applications have T>eerr
made,by different parties,for the leasing o^
placer ground on what is known as Palmers  Jar;   j
It has been known for many years that good pay I
oould be found on the bar, but there was-but
very little water that was available  ,and not
enough for extensive working,the applicants have
applied for a half mile eaoh of bar diggings;
and.'.Intend to pool-their interests,and form a
oompany to work the several olaims, it will require a large amount of capital to accomplish
the undertaking, a-d do It suooessfully.water
will be brought to. the diggings, by a ditoh,for
a distanoe of five miles,through a low pass from
the Moyea river. There is no doubt that the bar
is rioh in gold,but the   lack of water has been
the reason that it haa not teen worked to any
great extent, and with improved mining machinery it will beoome a paying inveatment to those
interested; We wish the parties suooess in their
enterprise,and trust that t- >v will find gold
galore.
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THE DIBBLE GROUP.
The oompany holding the bond on this property,
sre still engaged in running a tunnel to strike
the Last Chance lead, "hey are in 240 feet,and
in running this distanee, have cut several leads
one of three feet in-width haa a rich pay streak
a foot wide; another 15 feet in width,there is
no doubt but that this property will prove a
bonanza to the owners.
THE LITTLE HORN.
This property is situate near Wasa, and has a
lead of 8 feet in width,at present the owners
are prospeoting the claim; and at an early day
will put on a foroe ,to develope the property.
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THE IN TERNATIONAL PLAOER CO.
The tunnel on this property is In 350 feet,
and the oompany expeot in 30 feet to strike the
old ohannel of Wild Horse oreek.
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Mr,John Clever brought in some good looking ore
from the Gem mine'.this is one of the Sullivan
group of mines.
A.MoKenzie.Leitch, has gone to Butte Montana
to arrange for the opening up of a copper property on Bull river.
In the Kootenay,and other mining districts
of British Columbia,there   is a olass of men who
endure toil and often hardships in their efforts
to dlsoover the hidden treasure. They are the
pioneer prospeotors,and without them our mineral
'wealth would remain hidden. They should have
their reward,but it too often happens that they
place suoh extravagant value on their findings,
that it frightens capital away. Tnis not only
prevents the prospector from realizing a return
for his labor,but It tends to retard the aotive
development of the distriot. The wise thing for
the prospeotor to do is to place a fair vuluatipn
on his claim in the firat inatanoe'.a valuation
whioh will bear inapeotion,and the reault in the
end will be to his advantage    On the other hand,
capitalists should not haggle over a fair prloe
when a really good proposition is laid before
them,
NEW YORK QUOTATIONS.
Silver, 68<|:.     Oopper,  <tl0.75.@ll.50.
Lead |2.90 © 3.05. THE    PROSPECTOR,  FORT    STEELE    B.C.
CARLIN      k    DURICK.
GENERAL    MERCHANDISE.
AGENTS FOR THE CALIFORNIA GIANT POWDER COMPANY
MINING    SUPPLIES    &    HARDWARE.
AGENTS FOR SLATER k SONS CELEBRATED SHOES,
THE   UPPER    COLUMBIA    NAVIGATION    AND TRAMWAY,Ci
GOLDEN,  GALENA, WINDERMERE,   THUNDER HILL,  CANAL
FLAT, WASA &   FORT  STEELE.
Stage leavea Golden .and Fort Steele,every
Tuesday. _ j
EXPRESS    RATES, "
Golden to Fort   Steele 10$ per pound.
Special rates given on more valuable parcels,
PASSENGER   RATES.
Through $16.00.     Local   10$ per mile,
T.H.B.Cochrane,Pre a.       F.P.Armstrong,Manager.
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THE    STEELE    HOUSE.
THE OLDEST, AND BEST HOTEL IN FORT STEELE.
Strictly First  Class.
FREE SAMPLE ROOM POR COMMERCIAL MEN.
Charles. Levett,Prop.'
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COWELL   k   WALLINGER.
A S S A Y E R .S   k   METALLURGISTS,
tort ' Steele    B.C.
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L    B L A    C    K S M I T H I N 0
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H 0. R S E    S H 0 E I N 0   A   SPECIALTY,
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C  0 N T R ACTORS    ft   BUILDERS.
Fori    Steele     B.C.
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T H E    G 0 I, (J M B I A    LAUNDRY.
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Mrs, L E W. I S.
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[SUBSCRIBE FOR THE ..PROSPECTOR,  fl.50.„per, YEAR. ,
SATURDAY    MAY   2 n d,   1896.
THE    AMERICAN     STORE,
GENERA-L    ME    R   C H A N D I S E.
GIANT    POWDER,  MINING    SUPPLIES    k    HARDWARE.
GROCERIES   k    PROVISIONS.
SUPPLIES FOR MINERS AND PROSPECTORS.
B. W,  J 0 N ■ E S,
Fort Steele B.O
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Jenninga Montana,
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THE   UPteR    KOOTENAY     NAVIGATION    COMPANY.
STEAMER   ANNERLY.
Will leave Jennings Montana for Fort Steele B.C.
May 1st,   1896.
FOR FREIGHT AND EXPRESS RATES APPLY   TO   '
B.W. J 0 N E S,Jennings Montana.
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'.THE    D A L G A R D    NO    HOUSE,.
■eoo oo ooaeeea&9e@&?3&&es@Q«e
Fort    Steele"'" B.C.
Now under the management of
A.  MORI N.
Is a large new,and attractive  Hotel of
quiet elegance in all its appointments,
with a cusine of  superior
excellence,
Special rates by the month,
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THE   MI   S    S    ION    ST  OR E.'
GENERAL   MERCHANDISE.
THE HIGHEST
CASH PRICE
PAID FOR RJRS4
T,  L 0 V E.
St,Eugene Mission,
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THE   MOUNTAIN   HOUSE.
Fort  Steele B.C..
William Forsyte   Proprietor.
This is one of the best appointed Hotels in the
Fort  Steele district,
Every room is oomfortably furnished.
THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE DINING ROOM,      '   ,
Is under the management of
BIGGINGS & BLODOETT.
When you visit Fort Steele,You will miss it,, if
you dont stop at the Mountain House.
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JAMES. HIGHWARDE N.
Tonsorial    Artist'.
SHAVING   ft   H A I R C U T T I. N 0.
Everything   neat: ami    clean'.
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