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THE    PROSPECTOR.
0 !  tell me have You seen
the bold Prospector, tanned and lean?
For lately one has   come to' town
But not dressed up in a velvet gown.
The dogs who love to bark and bite
Have fled the stranger grim on sight.
Be sure   he is by famine led
To quit    the hills to seek for bread,
For while remains a single crumb
From mountains dear he will not come
E,en then "with many a backward glance
And lagging step"    his bosom pants
With fear some luckier   one will find
The fortune he there leaves behind.
E'en with a grub stake once again
He takes himself beyond our ken.
With baoon, flour,    tobacco, tea
He makes his pack and longs to flee.
His spiled appearance disregard
Prospectors are from fashion barred.
His face in._sp.ite. of ragged clothes
With sweet enthusiasm   .glows.
Those   haggard, haunted Jooks, foretell
He'll brook no petty obstacle.
Observe the hopes that in his eye
With steady    disappointment    lie_
For hope is bold, Success is shy,
His eyes like alchymists retorts
Transmute the metal base in quartz. • ..
And glitt'ring visions that presage
His recompense in princely wage
Flit thro' his mind in golden    fear,
And   chink of. coin, dear melody
Assail with music sweet his ear •   -
Long used to dirge and   threnody.
He knows the mountain tops by name
The ledges that    may bring them fame,
The    gorges are his dearest friends
And all tlfe landscape welcome sends.
While peak and canyon echo quick
The music of this miner's pick.
Written for the Prospector by
H.Brown.
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Y. Loyd. Graeme.a young Gentleman who parts
his name" like his hair" in the middle, will
winter on Elk.River, His companion will be
a Mr. Wun. Lung, a celestial from the flowery kingdom.: Y.Yoyd will do -the grand,
hunting, and trapping, Mr. Wun. Lung the
cook act.  It is said that the Bears are	
onto his Nibs, and left for safer climes. •
Indians just returned from the river, report that the martens are running around
with one eye closed. And the beaver have
taken a tumble and are swiming for 11fb
from the single trap of Y.-Loyd,
in our next issue we ■.will have a map
of the North Star & the Sullivan group
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To the HONORABLE.
The MINISTER of PUBLIC WORKS.
DOMINION of CANADA. '
Sir.
■ •     We the undersigned residents of EAST
KOOTENAY, in the County of YALE. B, C.
DO PETITION the Honorable , the HOUSE of COMMONS
'for aid to improve that portion of the Kootenay i.
River, from Fort Steele to the International line
A distance of about sixty miles. We believe that
the work prayed for, will greatly increase the _
Commercial prosperity of this district, which is
now so hieavily handicapped in consequence of <he
obstructions in the river, which imperils navigation luring the Spring and Fall months.
Large MINING PROPERTIES are being operated at
present under ^reat disadvantages in the matter
of transportation, it being an utter impossi- .
bility to ship ore North up the river, to connect with the 0. P. R.R. at Golden. j
The natural route to the smelters in East Koot-
enay iT~do~wrTth"e rTvtr Lo'tli'e^ii;".?.. 2fl&4fcSK£l
to West Kootenay. By the time the river opens in;
spring, Therewill be in the neighborhood of
5.000. tons of ore ready for shipment, necessitating three or more Steamboats to convey it to'
the Railroad, There is only five gravel bars
between Port Steele and the boundary line,
requiring attention, all that is requisite,
would be the erection of Wing Dams at each of
these points, The expenditure for which would be
be oompafi.tively small. But it would thereby
assure us EIGHT months of Navigation, while at
present-, the tiie is five rnonthc. It in well
to bear in mind, that the river ia tributary to
a rich mineral bearing district, Consequential!
when the Crows Nest RR. is built much of the ore
in the surrounding country will be transported
to the.Railroad by means of boats,
We understand that it is the intention of the
American Government to improve the river on their
side of the International Boundary during the  |
coming winter, which is no doubt the best season
of the year for carrying on work of this kind,
in consequence of the low stage of water in the
river at that time. Also the advantages to be
gained from working on the ice, We would like
to impress on You, what an immense impetus it
would give tu the MIKING INTESESTS of this
portion of the district if immediate steps are
taken to carry through the propose-i work,
This PETITION was cteawn up and approved by a
mass meeting held in Port Steele, East Kootenay,
B.C. on Oct 14th 18!.'5,
And We as in duty bound shall ever pray.
••   ••  SIGNED.
THE NORTH STAR MINING CO.
St EUGEKT HIKING CO.
GOLD HILL MINING CO.
GOLDEN FIVE MINING 00;
N.S. WALLIHOER for the DIBBLE GROUP of MINES.*
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THE      PROSPECTOR.
(Will be issued weekly by the Prospector Co
•' A.   B.   Grace. Utonafffir.
Manager.
Subscriptions, % 1.50.    per Annum
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WHY HAVE WE STARTED THIS PAPER.
We have started this Paper for the purpose of
giving to the    people of this and the more distant rarts of the Dominion,    A full and complete
description of this  part of BRITISH COLUMBIA.
,„„Tv,We want  the peoDlg, thatvaxe interested in
MINES to Know that we have MINES,
That this is a mining country,  and that we
Shave some of the RICHEST MINES that there_is in
jany country.        MINES that are rich in GOLD.
SILVER.   LEAD.   COPPER,  k NICKEL.    We have MINES
that  it will pay all those  that are intercited
in mines, to COME AKD SEE THEM.
And we shall endeavor by maps, and
a c'arefull but a complete description of the
MINES, and all information    possible of the
resources of PORT STEELE DISTRICT,   of EAST
XOOTENAY. B.C.
PORT STEELE MINING ASSOCIATION.
R.  T.-CALBRAITH.    President,
p. S. PRIZZELL, Vice President.
K. D.   MATHERS.   	
H.  W.  BARNES.   — - —
Wm. CARLIN.   Treasurer.
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jlo MINING MEN & ALL ,   SEEKING INFORMATION.
All possible information vrt.ll be furnished
by the Association    upon application to
Thos, McVITTY.    Sec.
: Fort    Steele,    B.  C.
[ The SPOKANE REVIEW. Say,s there is great
MINING POSSIBILITIES for BRITISH COLUMBIA.
JNew districts are being opened up, Annd the
lolder districts developed. And it might be truthfully said, that from the summit of the Rocky
(fountains to the shores of the Pacific, the hills
and mountains are filled with mineral. Only
waiting the time When the tireless Prospector
shall penetrate the wilds, Soale the mountains
peak, and open up the treasure vaults of nature
which so long have held out against  the    en-
c"o ichTienc of man.
THE    FAVORED SPOT,
As to the favored spot,    Watch this district,
In East Kootenay   we have MINES that will
compare with the best. And this district has a'
mineral wealth,  that in the near future will
astonish the mining world at large.
Drop into the Prospectors office and tell
all about Your mine.
In two years from the present time, EAST
KOOTENAY,    Will show to  the world herwealth
of    mineral.
T R A N S P 0 R T A T I  ON.
We have the ore,    And we must have the means
of taking    the ore to a   place of treatment,
or-, a market.
MILLIONS    IN    GOLD.
Taken from    WILD HORSE    CREEK.
Ip 1803. A half Breed by the name of Finlay, with
several companions left Montana, and into this
district in''-search of gold.    In the    course of
thMr travels' they came to the creek that now bears
the name of Finlay creek, where they discovered
gold, and took-out about $1,000.    the greater part
of which was sold to a Hudson Bay trader by the
name of Linklett'er, Who was located at Tobacco
Plains, They wintered at Frenchtown.
Early in March 1864. they returned to Finlay Creek,
But it had became known that they had struck rich
diggings, and other parties were soon on their
'trail,    Aparty of five came in by the way of Joseph
Prairie, Pat Cuddy. Curly.  Carrol. James.Smith.
■Lein. Harris, and Bob, Dore comprised the party,
Cuddy, Smith, and Barrol went to finlay creek.
Harris and old Bob Dore    went up Wild Horse,
Old Bob found the first pay . and
located the discovery claim calling it the Dore.
Then followed the Cuddy. French, Pisherand other
claims, The blaims were all very rich, as much a
'^7.000. was taken out of the Dore in one day.and
'the claim averaged $3,500. per day. Other claims
was also very rich. Prom the Dore 'J!521.750. was
taken out in three years. It is impossible to tell
how much gold, that ha"s been taken out of this
creek. The Government Statistics show that
|9.000.0000. has been accounted for. and it is a
positive fact that this is not all,As the Government'
had placed a tax of 50^ an ounce upon all gold ' J
taken out, A large amount was smuggled out across
Ltik line,-But-44 is- -estimated that- not less than
|1S.000.000. Was taken out . And at the present
time 150.000. is taken per annum. There is three
large Companies working at present. The Inviota Gold.'
Mining Co. The Nip & Tuck Co. The International
Placer Mining Co,    And a Chinese Co.
Nor is the above all that can be said of
Wild Horse,    During the last  three years some 70
Quartz    locations have been recorded,    Many large j
and rich veins carrying Gold. Silver Galena & Copper. ' And with the proper    facilities for
transportation, Or means of treating the ore here
in Fort Steele.  " which is the most cent sal point"
This district    will take a leading place among the
bi&frfc- -Mining, -camps, sm. iJig. _QojitJjj.e_nt.
in,;, O.OID   HILL   MINE.
ml Pr°P*f<*••*»?. discovered by H.L.Amme & Chas
Jilwood.    It  is situated on a tributary of Wild
Horse.     The vein is a gold bearing quartz.    And-
. it is estimated that there is over a million tons
of quartz in sight,   The lead is-   200 feet in widd
width,    And extends up the mountain by a series of
!!!?!" 7 Steps the entire ]nM!*th of *e olaia.
I?^1221?',13 an extens*°n of Gold Hill on "the"""
K   ot- i™! l0Cated by A'B-^ace. it has a
to the Sn! °arryinS g0H • assaying -*3'90'
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T'he   MyEmmie, is an extension of Gold Hill'on'the1
south, was located by O.M.Frizzell,    th s olaim
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locations   made around Gold Hill since its dig!1
, oovery, all having mineral     tfivih*
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-Our Petition- ..
iHn.6 Owners and residents
of thlvs district.
~~2 THEY SAILED. ~~
'Vm.Vrr.it:    ■-.:'. Chas.  Richardson left
Steele or. the boat Thos.  Chism,
bound for Jennings,    Billy is going
home to the old dart. And Charlie
nd find a young Lady who
will try anc
smile on him and say yes.
He will
return in
the soring.
It is an assured fact, that early
in the spring. Work will be commenced on the Crows Nest R.R.
With the proper means of transportation, Ten thousand tons of ore
can be shipped next year. •■
OUR
BUSINESS
DIRECTORY.l
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FORT STEELE has
Two-General Merchandise Stores
—|"Three Hotels.
One Blacksmith shop,
One Harness Shop,
Three Livery Stables.
One Barber Shop.
One Painter
Two Laundries,
One Butcher,
No Counselor.
One Doctor,
Two Assayers,
"One Druggist.
One Saw Mill.
And plenty Carpenters and builders.
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Chas Elwood, and W.M.Sprague went
in the last canoe.
With proper means of transportation
we could ship 1,500, tons of ore
next summer from the St, Eugene
mine        James Cronan,
Three sure, and possibly four
steamboats on the river next year.
What we need, and what we must have
is a WEEKLY MAIL thro' the winter.
The    AMERICAN    STORE.
Gen'l MERCHANDISE.
MINING    SUPPLIES &    HARDWARE.
'DRY GOODS NOTIONS.
BLANKETS.
HATS & CAPS. BOOTS & SHOES.
CROCERIES,      HAMS    &   BACON.
B   .W.JONES.
Dont Forget the
0   0 I, U M B I A    LAUNDRY.
Washing    and Mending.
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Carlin   &   Du'riok,
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Successors to Carlin & Lake.
Fort Steele,    B.C.
DEALER?    in
CLOTHING.
DRY GOODS.
B 0 0 T S. &
SHOES
M I N I N G SUPPLIES.
& HARDWARE.
Navigation
UPPER    C0LUMBIA&   Tramway    C 0 '.
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EXPRESS    Through rate    5$    per pound.
FREIGHT.
Golden to Fort Steele A 3.00"    B2,50; C2,00    .
D  1,50;
T.B. H.  Cochrane, Pres,     F.P.Armstrong,Manager.
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D.    B R A II D E R   .
HORSESHOEING,
&    GENERAL
BLACK SMITHING.
WOODWORK
A. SPECILTY.
DALGARDNO      H9USE.
Fort Steele    B.C.
The LARGEST und most COMMODIOUS    HOUSE in
Port    Steele.
Board by the Day or Week.
1 R.  D  . M A T HE R S.
Prop'.
The STEELE    HOUSE.
The    OLDEST and BEST   HOTEL in FORT STEELE.
First Class Table Board.
Free Sample Room for Commercial Men.
Strictly First Class.
Chas'    Levett. Prop.
James, Highwarden.
TONSORIAL   ARTIST
SHAVING &   HAIRCUTTING.
Everything    Neat    and Clean .
The    MOUNTAIN   HOUSE.
E D S 0 N   &   Co
EVERYTHING NEW. Prop'.
Board by the Day or Week.
This   House is under the management of
Mr E.J.Edson better known as Johnny on the
Spot.
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00 WELL & WALLINGER.
ASSAYERS &
METALLURGISTS.
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