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Vol.l.        THE    PROSPECTtR, FORT    STEELE   B.C.
SATURDAY   MAY    23 rd, 1896.
No 30.
IN BEAUTIFUL KOOTENAY.
IMPRESSIONS OF A FIRST EASTER SPENT THERE
THIS YEAR.
Far away in the western wilds between the Gold
and Puroell ranges of the majestic Rookies,lies
a beautiful valley almost entirely unknown to
the civilized vrorid.    So grand are the towering
peaks of the snow-oapped mountains that ingaz-'i
ing on' them the cares of life are forgotten,  the
soul is raised to its Creator and lost in awe as
it  thinks,Since earth is so beautiful what must
be the celestial mansion!
This Easter morn,as the sun in gorgeous sple
ndor shed its first rays on the quiet valley,
it was not the beauties of nature that most
attracted my attention; it was within a amall
unpretending church was enacted a scene capable
pi' softening the hardest heart.
The bare and paint less walls of the church
bespoke such poverty that on looking at ,the(
altars so tastefully, decorated, almost - it
seemed to me - surpassing in beauty the costly
altars of the eastern churches. What loving
hands have labored to transform the altar so
marvellously? Surely the decorators were animated with love for the Divine Viotim of the tabernacle,that Victim the only oonsolation of
those who labor for the welfare of the untutoredl
inhabitanta of Koctenay. The natives remained
in the attitude of the most fervent prayer during the aacrifice of the Mass. Their voioes
rising the while, in hymns of praise ao harmonious, ao earncat, ao prayful, as to reach the
highest heavens..    At the time of Holy Communion
two watchmen, their long braided hair falling
£raoefully over their shoulders, and dressed in
the bright red oo stume of the Canadian soldiers
•tood inaide the aantuary and gave the signal
_„r the genuflection'as group after group left
he altar railing bearing in their pure,simple
and loving hearts the bread of life. All who
rare old enough to understand the Blessed Sacrament approached the holy table.
The preceding week Rev,Father Cocoola,O.M.I.
had preached a mission and spared neither time
.lor fatigue to prepare his congregation for the
great feast of Easter, lien he mounted the altar
:iteps after the gospel I was struck by his worn
'.ook.but when he began to preach his countenance
.as so expressive    of the animated words that
escaped his lips, I forgot my feeling of sympathy, and to my soul was ooramunioated somewhat of
the fire that pervadeg his. Beautiful and soul-
stirring were his words   as he spoke of the risen.
Savior and the hope that we had risen with Him
:o a new life.    As I listened it seemed that
^ver,no never would my feet tread a path other
ilr. that whioh leada to the Better Land.
it ia owing to the zealous labors of this de-
ited Oblate Father that the St.Eugene's Mission
.• attained the   degree of prosperity, both
spiritual and temporal,!t now enjoys. An Industrial School for the Indians which has been
carried on by the Sisters of Providenoe for the
last five years waa established through   his
Instrumentality.
I will make this sohool the subjeot of another letter if the present be found worthy of a
plaoe in your columns. X
From   Catholio Sentinel.
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PUTTING    ON    AIRS.
The town is putting on metropolitan airs,
several parties with Wheels,are talking of
forming a olub, and we have a gun qlub,though
they dont shoot, and now the man with the
Hionograph has arrived, who lets the boys hear
a band in New York City play "the Sunshine of
Paradise alley" for a short bit,
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THE WORLDS AGE. .
There  Is no way to obtain an exact knowledge
of the world's age,and rough approximations vary
most surprisingly .About  the only mode employed
by the soientists in making these inharmonious
calculations appears to be by comparing   the
changes of the past with those of the that are
going on at the present time. These estimations
range from 5.000.000.to 100.000.000. years since
the first rocks formed over the first crust of
the globe upon rthioh we now reside.
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NEW YORK    QUOTATIONS.
Ear Silver, &G4.
Copper, steady Brokers price $10.78.
Exchange price 110.75.
Lead, steady: brokers prioe $3.00.
exchange prioe $3.05,
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SEEKING NEW FIELDS.
ENGLISH CAPITAL SEEKING INVESTMENT.
Hamilton Smith,the representative of the Roth-
sohiIds,arrived in New York on the  16th insf,
He,nry Bratnober,the distinguished mining oxper
met Mr Hamilton in Hew York,Both gentlemen will
be in the Northwest,after making an examination
of the Treadwell mine.
Mr Bratnober,aatd there is a vast amount of
money subscribed in England for mining purposes,
whioh will not be put in South Africa,owing to
the war in Matabeland. Australia is quiet, and
this money ia seeking new fields, for investment.
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THE CROW: S NEST R .R .
THE CROWIS NEST RAILWAY loan  haa been dropped by the Government,and the distriot must pay
the fiddler', there is no use of saying that he
«w t*>--    ->««   fcrt  1-1 1--        -   ' I  ;   (:1 THE    PROSPECTOR,  FORT    STEELE
B.C.
SATURDAY    MAY    23 rd,   1896,
TH    E    PRISPECTOR,
B  PUBLISHED WEEKLY BY THE PROSPECTOR COMPANY.
A.B.Grace,  Manager.
All oommunioatigns directed to the Prospector
Port    Steele    B.C.
We are not responsible for c
ommunications.
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P R 0 F.E S S I 0 N A L
Charles, Maclean.
Thomas, McVittie,
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W.J.RoQke.Cowcll,
N .A mold, 'Vailing e r,
Physician & Surgeon, ■
P.L.S. k C.E.
P.L.S. & C.E.
M,A,    B.So.    P.G.S.
Assayer & Metallurgist.
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FIRT STEELE MINING ASSOCIATION.
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President.
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Treasurer.
Secretary.
R.L.T.Galbraith,
O.S.Frizzell,
N, A. Wallinger.
Robert.Dempsey,
William. Carlin, BBHHBB
Thomas. MoVittie,
DIRECTORS,
John Grassiok,        ,A,B.Grace. H.W.Barnes.
R.L.T.Galbraith.      Thomas McVittie,
The next regular meeting of the Asaociation will
be held on Saturday May 30th.
All posaible iflormation will be furnished by
the Association,upon application to
Thomaa MoVitti e, Sec , Fort Steele B.C.
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ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE.
In the County Court of Kootenay holden at Donald
No 16 of 1896.
In the matter of Margeret Bell deceaaed,
Und In the matter of the Official Administrators
Aot.      Dated Fourth day of May,A.D. 1096.
Upon reading the affidavits of James F Armatrong
and Charles U Edwards it ia ordered,   that James
F, Armstrong,Official Administrator for the
County Court District of Kootenay,shall be Administrator of all and singular the goods,ohattels
and credits of Margeret Bell deceaaed,and that
this Order be published in two issuea of the
Fort Steele Proapeotor.
(Signed) Clement J Cornwall.
C.C.J.
The creditors of Margeret  Bell late of Fort
Steele in the distriot of East Kootenay,spinster,
are required within  thirty days of thia date to
forward by registered letter addressed to the
undersigned,full particulars of their claims and
of tho securities  (if any) held by them. After
the expiration of the said thirty days the
Administrator wil.   ..rooeed with the distribution
of the estate,having regard to those olaims only
of whioh he ahall have had notice.
Dated at Donald B.C. this 7th day of May'1896.
J.F.Armstrong.
Official Administrator Donald B.C.
LEGAL    NOTICES.
i TAB IE ,   showing the dates and plaoes of Courts
jof Assize,  Esa Prius, Oyer and Terminer, and
'General Gaol D. livery for the Year 1896,
SPRING ASSIZES.
i  Nanaimo ,   Tuesday 5th May.
i'New Westminster Tuesday 12th May.
1 Vancouver  Tuesday 19th May.
!  Clinton,    Monday 25th May.
i  Victoria,    Tuesday 26th May.
! Kamloops,    Monday  1st June.
j  Vernon,    Monday  ,.,8th June.
;+Nelson,   ; Monday  15th June.
I ^Donald   Monday 22nd June.
•^Special Assize,
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EDUCATION.
Education Office,
Vic tori a,May 4th   ,1896.
NOTICE ia hereby given that the annual examination of candidates for certificates of qualification to teach in the Publio Schools of the
Provinoe will be held as followa,commencing on
Friday July 3rd 1896, at  9 a,m:-
Victoria,... ,In South Park School Building.
Vancouver,...In High Sohool Building.
Mamloopa,....In Publio School Building.
Eaoh applicant mu3t forward a notice,thirty
daya before the examination,stating the class
and grade of certificate for whioh he will be a
oandidate,the optional subjects selected,and at
which of the above named plaoes he will attend.
Every notice of intention to be an applicant muat be accompanied with satisfactory testimonial of moral oharaoter.,     1(.     ,
Candidates are notified that all of the above
requirements must be fulfilled before their appli
cations can be filed.
All candidates for First Class,Grade A,Certificates, including Graduates,must attend in Victoria to take the subjecta prescribed for July 14th
and 15th instanta,and to undergo required oral
examinations. S.D.POPE.
.Superintendent of Education.
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KOOTENAY INDIAN AGENCY.
A list of water privileges submitted for
record,being the quantities required for irra.ga-
ting purpoaes by the under-named bands of Indians
THE St,MARYS BAND.
(400) Four hundred inohes from the St,Marys river
(100) One hundred inohes from Cherry oreek.
TOBACCO PLAINS BAND.
(200) Two hundred inches from a oreek running
through William Phillipps pre-emption.
(200) Two hundred inohes.from a oreek kwomnafias
Reserve oreek.
COLUMBIA LAKE BAND.
Che hundred inohes from Marl jeau oreek.
SHUSWAP BAND.
(he hundred inohes from Shuswap oreek.
One hundred inohes from Lilac oreek.
THE AGENCY, R.L.T.Galbraith.
Fort  Steele B.C. Indian Agent.
April  15th  1896.
ROUND TOWN.
Divine Service next Sunday,in the Publio Sohool
room at  7 3/0 p.m.    All are invited.
The Sohool children will have a pionio at Fish
Lakes on Monday,the 25th Inst;
The Dominion Eleotion will be held on the 23rd
of June,the nominations on the 16th .
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THE    PROSPECTOR,  FORT    STEELE   B.C.
SATURDAY    MAY    23 rd    1896.
PROSPECTS OF.A LEAD   WAR.
Helena,Mont, advicea  are.to the  effeot that a
war is about to be waged between the eastern and
western producers of lead. The eastern men are
short many thousands of tons oi the metal,and
to be able to cover themselves at a figure not
entailing a loss they are endeavoring to foroe
down the price. The western men, on the other
hand, have plenty of lead and want the price up.
To defeat the alleged schemes of the eastern
producers to lower the  price of lead much below
what it now sells at,the producers of Montana
and Idaho are making arrangements to form a copartnership to greatly eon trol the productions
of the same in their states. The producers of
Missouri have been written to asking them to
join the partnership. The Montana and Idaho
producers claim that, with the co-operation of
the Missouri producers, they can defeat the east ■
em men, Unleas the price of lead goes up materially before the date set for the opening of the
war,the output of Montana and Idaho will be curtailed.
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OPEN UP THE  COUNTRY.
The Nelson Miner says:   Inhabitants,miners,and
prospeotors venture to hope that the powers will
do a little onoe in a while to open up the oountry. The Fort Steele trail is Impaasable, The
oountry on the north fork of Goat river ia teeming with mineral and a trail should be built
this summer. The total appropriations awarded
to the Goat river distriot during the last four
years amounted to about   s.180 or thereabouts,so
the people think that  it is time something was
done in the '«iy of trail building and repairing.
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THE CAMPAIGN.
The Vancouver World,saya:  In the Yale-Cariboo
diviaion both parties are sanguine of succeaa.
Messers Bostook and'Mara are making a tour of
the distriot and their friends are working hard
for them.It Is difficult yet to make a forecast
of the result. The extent of the territory and
the diversity of its interests,as well as the
peculiar views a great many of the voters entertain,render it an impossibility for any one to
accurately size up the situation. That Mr Bostook is meeting with unexpected support is a
well-known faot.Then he had the start of Mr Mara
in being in the field and canvassing whilst that
gentleman was in Ottawa.Mr Mara knows the distriot and the people therein much better than
Mr Bostook doeB.yet there  is a strong feeling
of hostility to him in certain influential quarters. Party fealty may be so adjusted aa to induce
the conservatives to renew their support of Mr
Mara. If this Is done the contest will be a
olose one.
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MINE BONDED.
The Prospeotors Dream, situate on Weaver oreek,
and owned by Steve Young has been bonder; to
Cap, Gray,of Bonners Forry. The consideration is
'f-2.000.  and the bond runs for five months.
$1,000. to be paid in 60 days tho balance in    90
day from the first payment .Tnc ore is Gold
quartz,
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Chas ,Parrel.came in from the Moyea,
R.D.N.al, an   expert from the CouerD Alenes haa
been visiting the St Eugene Mine
-jbsoribs for the Prospeotor.
ROUND    TOWN,
R.L.T. Galbraith, returned to day from a vis-.
to  Columbia LaHes,
It  is reported that the Wasa and Mammoth    Miner,
have been inspected preparatory to bonding.
A number of Prospectors are engaged in cutting
a trail on the east side of Wild Horse creek,        i
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The Kootenay river has raised a foot and a half j
in the last week .
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The Re v. D.Best,will hold servioes at  the
School house on Sunday evening.
The Crow's Nest Railway ha8 been plaoed on the
table for another aeaaon.
In an editorial the Golden Era says:  There is
nothing that keeps East Kootenay from becoming
aa notorious aa Cripple oreek, but the out land-
iah meana of transport. Good I Very good !!
HI yu skookum 111 We are with you as to the
transportation facilities,and think that the
only improvement in that d-ireotion for this portion of the district is the Crow's Nest R.R.
J.H.Cunard of the Nip _ Tuck Co, haa gone to
Golden to hurry along the piping that  ia at thai, ''
plaoe awaiting transportation.
Several new looations have been recorded thia
week.
There is more snow In the mountains   at the
present time than there    has been for many years,
and If the warm weather continues,we can look
cut for a flood; ,
Bob Little oame in on the stage to day from
Canal Flat. !
The bridge gang are laid off awaiting the iron    ;
that  is needed for the new draw.
A man with a Phonograph  ,arrived in town ,hung
his banner on the outer wall of the Dalgardno
House,and then prooeeded to show how the man in
the box oould sing, and the band played the Riven
is ooming up',
The Indians worked the Phonogmph to a stand still
on Frlday'.They oall it the spirit that talks.
Dont forget the Pionlo at Fish Lakes
on Monday, all are Invited.
F Norbury is d oing   the assessment work on the
Utopia and Quantrell.
Messers Dempsey & Orassiok
will go to the Mission this week,to work on the
mission buildings.
Bob Mulligans road outfit came
in on Friday,and report the roads In good oondition
neas.
Frank DeRosier has gone to Kalispel on buai-
Tne Duke of Wild Horse has gone to Spokane,
on a new mining deal.
All the Boys in town,are invited to have a good
cigar at our expense ,on the 24th. ' t
THE    PROSPECTOR, FORT    STEELE   B.C.
UPPER COLUMBIA NAVIGATION  AND TRAMWAY Co. Ltd,
and    the
INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION Co.
Connecting    with
CANADIAN PACIFIC _ GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAYS,
TIME    TABLE.
Season of  1896,
To take effect 1st May.
(TOING SOUTH.
Leave Golden 4 a.m. Tuesdays.
Arrive Fort Steele 6 p.m. Wednesdays.
Leave Fort Steele 4 a.m,Thursdays and Sundays.
Arrive Jennings 3 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays.
GOING    NORTH.
Leave Jennings 4 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays.
| Arrive Fort Steele 6 p.m,Wednesdays k Saturdays.
Leave Fort Steele 4 a.m. Tuesdays.
Arrive Golden 9 a.m, Thursdays.
F.P.ARMSTRONG,  MANAGER,'
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CARLIN & DURICK.
GENERAL MERCHANDISE,
AGENTS FOR THE CALIFORNIA GIANT POWDER COMPANY.
MINING   SUPPLIES   4   HARDWARE,
AGENTS FOR SLATER AND SONS CELEBRATED SHOES.
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THE   STEELE   HOUSE.
THE OLDEST AND BEST HOTEL IN FORT STEELE.
Striotly First Class.
FREE SAMPLE ROOM FOR COMMERCIAL MEN.
Charles Levett, Prop.
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cowell  k Wallinger.
5 A Y E R S    k    METALLURGISTS,
Port    Steele    B.C.
COBB    k   BRAHDER.
GENERAL    BLACKSMITHING,   '
AND    WOODWORKING.
R S E    SHOEING    A    SPECIALTY.
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DEMPSE    Y    &    G R A S _ I C K.
CONTRACT    ORS    k   BUILDERS.
Fort    Steele    B.O.
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THE   COLU   MBIA   LAUNDRY,
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HOT   AND   COLD   BATHS.
SATURDAY   MAY   23 rd ,    1896.
THE    AMERICAN    STORE.
GENERAL   MER   CHANDISE.
GIANT   POWDER, MINING    SUPPLIES   k    HARDWARE.
GROCERIES   &    PROVISIONS.
SUPPLIES FOR MINERS AND PROSPECTORS.
B. W. J ON E S.
Fort Steele B.C. Jennings Montana,
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THE   UPPER   KOOTENAY    NAVIGATION    COMPANY.
STEAMER   ANNERLY.
Will leave Jennings Montana,for Fort Steele B.C.
May 10 th 1896.
FOR FREIGHT AND EXPRESS RATES APPLY TO
B. W. J 0 N E S. Jennings Montana,
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THE   DALGARDNO    HOUSE.
Port    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
ousine of superior
excellence,
Spedal rates by the month.
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THE   MISSION    STORE.
GENERAL    MERCHANDISE.
THE HIGHEST
CASH PRI0_
PAID FOR FURS.
T. L 0 V E.
St,Eugene Miasion.
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THE   MOUNTAIN    HOUSE.
Fort Steele B.C.
William Forsyth, Proprietor.
THIS If-'  '"'...k OF TH_ Eli..--: ..PPOINTED HOTELS IN THE
FORT ST:-" ^.' DISTRICT.
Every r
is comfortably furnished
THE MOUNTAIN H0„_E DINING ROOM,
Is under the management of
W6E(B.00I1I0S,
When you visit Port Steele, You will miss it if
you dont stop at the Mountain House.
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JAMES. HIG'! WARDEN,
Tonaorial   Artist.
SHAVING    k   H A I  R C U T T I N 0.
Everythim   neat and olean.
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