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STt-ELE   ^TURDAY,
MINING ASSOCIATION.
j Divine Servloe will be held 'at the^Achooi^jrooou 1
on Sunday Evening at half past seven Oolock. """
The PORT STEELE MINING ASS0CIATI9N, was formed
for the purpose of advancing the mining interest
of this section of East Kootenay. the Association has been in active operation for the last
.year, and it is apparent to all those interested, that the association has done much good in
placing before the notice of the outside world,
the numerous mineral resouroes of this district.
The association is in a position to furnish all
neoessary information'concerning any min* or
mineral olaim in the district, all members being
impressed with the necessity of giving to the
secretary all the data and assays of•any and all
claims that they have knowledge of. '
And the information furnished by the association
can be relied on as being correct as to the
position, width of vein., oharjioter of ore, amount
of assay, in fact all that is generally known of
a mineral claim in all of its stages of development. And we'may expect that in the future, as
in the past, that the influence of the association will be far greater , and more, fully realized during.the coming year.   y.-
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The total gold production of gold for the past
year, amounted to $180.000.000. of that amount
the United States produced #39.500.000. while
the provinoes of Great Britain, including South
Africa, Australia, India, British Guiana and the
Dominion of Canada produoed '$89,368,000. There we
have the strongest argument why England insists
upon the gold standard and why there is no dig-
position on her part to consider anjr proposition
looking to'a departure from her monejr policy.
Thus you see that with the inorease in the production of gold comes increased prosperity.bu^
any reasonable man who will study this question
must be convinced that there is very strong
grounds for believing that a flood of gold will
wash away troublesome financial problems that
are now confronting the business world.
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There Is considerable excitement now prevailing in London in oonsequenoe of speculation
in South African gold mining stoOk, and unless
we are very much mistaken there will be a   flood
of American gold from the mines of the west
during the- next. eight, or. ten .years.,.
Will the Inorease of gold stimulate business in
this country?      Most assuredly.    When there Is   '
en abundance,of money   in circulation, prosperity
prevails,   and the more money we have the more
we spend that is the common practise and it will
■pply to all.
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Mr,  J. P. Armstrong, i, Lay Reade r,
will offioiate.A oordial invitation is'
ded to all; '
Htten-
Mr. French, Provincial Officer,   West. Kootenay, returned to Port Steele, on Eriday last.
There is   a mineral belt oarrying oopjier
and gold, whioh oan be traced through the oountry
for:quite along distanoe, beginning elost   to
whej-e the Elk River, leavea t'llie Reoky Mountains
and enters the Kootenay,    the outorop following
along the face of the mountains on the.east side
of the valley. Quite a number of olaims have been
located on this belt within the last two years;
The first that we come to are about three miles
north of Elk River, a mile from the proposed
Crow,s Nest    R.R. a well defined   ledge about
eight feet in width assaying 30 to30 per eent
oopper.    Continuing   northwesterly along   the
mountain side for eight miles,    we oome to Sand
dreek, three claims, ten feet ledge, 10 per cent
copper, carrying silver and gold; then> 12 miles
to Bull river where there are about eight or nine
claims which show a gopd percentage, of oopper and
prospects well in gold;   Eight miles to Lost creek
olose to the Dibble group of olaims, there is   a
good showing of peacock oopper ore. Six miles to
Wild Horse, where there are quite a number   of
good gold looations, Lewis creek, t*nmiles.
Wasa, four miles where there are some claims,
making the distance traversed   ln;-a straight line
over fifty miles in a north westerly direction
flfom Elk river passing olose to Port Steele.
i;   Of course considering that the majority, of .,
these claim's, were ..staked off within   the   last
two year's, there has not been much development,
work done on them, but still what has.fteen.done
goes to show that in all probability some of them
will turn, out   to be valuable property  ^during \!,i
the coming summer, and there is no doubt they
will engage the attentiprtiof some of the numerous prospectors wh6'  are'already on dthelr way
into the country^
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There is at present, many parties busily engaged
prospeoting for old channels of various oreeks
In this locality. Every year thousands of dollars
worth of gold dust is handled at Fort Steele.
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The inhabitants of Fort Steele are looking forward to a large Influx of Capital, In the spring
owing to the fabt, that quite a number of olaims
are under bond, and there are several parties
seeking to bond other olaims. {-$THE   P/?0SPEC TOP
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The    PROSPECTOR,
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Published   weekly    by    the    PROSPECTOR   Co.
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A  . B.  Grace    Manager, J
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Subscriptions     «U,50. per
annum.
PROFESSIONAL,
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J.Maclean.
Physician ar
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Thos, McVittie.
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&  C. E.
H,L. Cummins,
P. L. S.
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PORT    STEELE    MINING    ASSOCIATION,
R,L,T,Oalbraith.
O.S.Frizzel.Vioe President,
R.D.Mathers.
H.W„Barnes
Wm.Carlin.
Thos .McVittie'.
President.
Vice President.
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Treasurer.
Secretary.
All possible information will be furnished by
the association upon application to,
Thos.McVittie. Sec, Fort Steele
B.C.
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The   North Star Mine has about  1.200   tons
of ore on the dump , ready for shipment in the
spring.
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A contract    to run a tunnel 250 feet on the
Dibble Group of Mines, is to be let to the
lowest bidder , the bids will be opened on the
20th of Nov.
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Mr.Wm.Sprague   will send a six montahs   supply
of provissions up to the Dibble Mine,
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Messers Usher & Watson, are-running a tunnel
on the Midnight Mine, They expect to strike
the   lead, in about thirty feet.
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The tunnel on the Inter-national Plaoer Co-
mpanys ground is 150 feet,  in length.
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OIL FIELDS IN    EAST    1C00TEMY,
One of the various resouroes of   last
Kootenay waiting for development,  is 4h«    Petroleum found in the Flathead Valley in the    south
eastern portion   of this district. This is a
section of oountry but little known, and is separated from the nmainder of the district, by a
high range of mountains.    The natural outlet of
the valley ir  down the Flathead River- int."    Mon
tan's., and th> nearest Railroad i? th*    G"eat
Northern,    Some   years ago attention was    ^slled
to this section thro-, the finding of n-.-ude    "il
in the possession of some Stony Indians who
annualy hunted in this -/alley,,    and they   were
induced to show some miners where thf-y obtained
the oil, whioh they ( th; Indians  ) were in the
habit-of using as a medicine for complaints    of
all kinds,   The siirfaoe indications are good,'
and two different qualities of oil   have   been
obtained.    On Kishneena Creek a short    dlrst&noe
.North of the International boundary llnels a
black oil, similar to the Pensylvanip. and Ohio
oils,  is found. But on Sage Creek some eight miles
north, there is found an oil that is nearly pure,
•of a light yellow color, which will burn in   a
i lamp as it comes from the ground, Close by, there
! is natural gas escaping from the bedrock whioh
burns freely on   ignition.    Some of this oil sent
to the Geological Museum at  Ottawa,    caused considerable excitement and comment, and wa3 pronoun
ced.* fraud on account of its purity,    Dr Selwyn
head of the department made a special 4rip to the
valley, and.was surprised * fcc find the oil*.   " ■'
genuine, and .also that this oil was found   in the
Cambrian formation, which was something unknown
as all the oil fields hitherto discovered , have
been in Trenton Limestone.    Directly due East'of
Sage Creek, mid on thfe eastern slope of the main .
ridge of the Rocky Mountains, in Alberts 'i'errito
ry,  there is plenty of surface    indications   of    I
orude oil. And the finding of these indications    J
.over suoh a large area, aud in the same formation!
would go to show that there is a large oil field
awaiting capital to develop*  it. '.,..'
And we may expect That in the near future
that the oil fieid3 of East Kootenay, will   be
known all over the world.
What we want in this district, is a weekly mail
we would suggest that the M.P. for this distrio;
see that we get it.
Subscribe for the Prospeotor, and get the
mining news of the Port Steele distriot of East
Kootenay, B.C.
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Next week , we ahal.1 issue a map of the Gold
Hill Mines.
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The North Star Co , will commence hauling ore
this week.
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James Brown started to work on the snow road
Monday.
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Wm.Carlin went up to the North Star Sunday.
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Jaok, Sucksmith will put in the new soales at
North Star landing,  this week,
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Dont forget to call at the Prospeotor offioe,.
and give us a description of Your mines.
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CONTRACT      LET,
The contract to run a tunnel , on the
Dibble Group of mines, was let to Messers Scott,
Brandnr, & Dale. The contract calls for a tun-
_'  nel 200 feet in length, It is the intention
of the Bondholders to strike the main lead on
p the Last Chance -\t a., depth of 150 feet.     .,-
The contract prioe for running the tunnel is^.S1!
per foot,
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On' the summit of the mountains, that
divide the Kootunay from the Moyea,is two good
properties, the Mary.Rouoh and the Princess May.
The Mary Rouch was located in 1893 by Thos .
Love.    The ledge is a gold bearing quartz,    and
assays show that  it carries §25 in gold.& 9oz in
silver to the ton. The walls are P'orphyry and
Granite.
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The Boston Giri. Is a gold and silver proposition situated on Boulder Ore.ek,it has a   two
foot ledge, , with solid granite on both sides.
The ledge assays 446,  in gold and silver,
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Mr,  R.O.Jennings has struck ore one the
All Over,
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p]Cw up
ROUND TOWN.
■ Messers, 'Usher & Watson ,on the Midnight
mine, are running thro a large body of carbonates
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The Saw Mill is running every day.   V'
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There will be a Xmas festival at the School
house   on Christmas  .
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Next year i3 leap year. We' wonder, and ponder,If
the Ladies will give a leap year dance.
WANTED, some one to take the part of SantaClaus,
Now Boys, dont all speak at once.
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The wind did blow on several occasions during
the last week, and the Queens English was murdered in a horrible manner.
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Dont forget the miners meeting to night.
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Chas, L. will open a eollege for the benefit of
the Farmer. He will take a limited number of
pupils at the moderate sum of £100. per annum,
one half of which will be retained by Charlie,
[the balance He will give to the Prospeetor.
.A large force, is at work preparing
for the snow road to Tobaeeo Plains.
the way
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•The mountains are slothed in a mantle of white,
but the fall of the beautiful last night,was
very light.
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Next year is lea p year, it is said that a youngj
man in town is expecting an offer in due time,
and he is rehearsingfor the event, one young
Lady says that he does it beautifully.
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In packing the outfit to the Dibble mine, Mr,
Frank Freeman had the misfortune to lose a
cayuse,
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The question of a weekly mail , ought to be
discussed at the miners meeting to night.
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Jaok, Y la In trouble in regard to witges due
him, the serviocs of the oonstable will be
required in the matter.
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Mr, Sprague rustled over #300 to help push the
snow   road through.
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The Banks, Brothers will work on the Dardenellesl
all winter.
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It is reported that coal has been found a
short distanoe from the mission.The discoverer
is one of the Rev,d Fathers at the mission. As
it Is only a short distanoe from Fort Steele,we
trust that it will be prospeoted at once, As it
will be of Immense advantage to this vicinity
if proved to be a good ooal for smelter purposes.
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fhen You oome to Fort Steele, drop into the
'Prospeotor offioe and tell us what*has happened
in Your neighborhood.
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Mr .Lewis is still going down in his well, But
no water   gladdens his eye.but m»ter he will
havei   or find China, _,	
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Yr THE DIBBLE GROUP  IF MINES.   '    T'
•he of the most valuable mineral   "deposits in
this section of the country is known hathe
Dibble Group, si tuated in a gulch of the Rocky
Mountains,  about ten miles in an easterly direc
tion    from Fort Steele.     It was discovered   by-
James Dibble and a couple of other men in    the
fall cf  1890.   and reeorded in November of that
year.    The ore is a gray copper,    carrying gold
and antimonial silver,   the country    rock    is
porphyritie 3late and faloose schist.There    is
six claims in the group,  on all of which there
is a very good showing of mineral. On the olaim
on which they have done the principal    amount of
work  Y th^y have run in a tunnel -35 feet in    -
! length exposing to view an ore shute two feet in,
width,Numerous cross outs have been made   upon   I
the surface  ,'and four distinct veins run across
two of the claims.    Numerous assays have    been
made,    showing that the ore whioh could be ship-.
| ped , would average 300 ozs in silver, '$54.  in
I gold, and 12 per eent eopper.  The Dibble mines' I
are bonded to    Mr, Wm Sprague, and Thos,Chi3m     |
of Helena Montana,  the consideration is '$25,000.
the bond runs one year,    fe.OOO. will be expen-
j ded in development during the year. Ore will be
I shipped in the spring  , A contratt has been let
t to run a tunnel 200 feet in length,whiah   will
j; strike the lead at a depth of 150 feet.as soon   j
possible more men will be employed, and ... .;
efforts will be made to ship ore early in the
spring. There ia no need of any comments on
i this property,  it will speak for itself, and
| tho, the veins are small they are rich .ad and
we might add to the above by saying that   we
have seen assays that went 3.200 ozs in sliver,
and $40. In gold , from the Dibble Group,
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THREE OP A KIND.
On the East Pork of Wild Horse Creek,    about
two miles from the forks,    we find three large
properties, one  nailed the Sweepstakes, loua-
ted by Chas Elwood, Maud,S located by H.L.Amme.
and the Nancy Hanks located by A.B.Grace.
These three claims has   the largest vein   of
mineral dlseovered  in this distriot, the vein
is over*400 feet in width,   and can be traced'
for a distance of 4,000 feet.
The ore is Iron ' sulphurets, And fourteen/ '
assays , taken auross the vein give #17.80'to
the ton. Thi s ore ean be profitably worked
with galena, or any other lead produot,
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Successes   to Ca>'lin .V'tak'',  Port  Steele  ,   D.C.
DEALER  SlnCLO'.THiISO
TRY    0   0 8 D S  ,     B  0 8 T S     ft S ,1  0 F S.
M  I N I i. 0    SUPPLIES     ft    H   A   R D W ARE
.Navigation
U P P R R    COLUMBIA}    ft T r a m w a v Co.
*-^tfr% EXPRESS thraucrh rate 5* per Pound,
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Golden to Port Steele, Class'A 13.00.- B". 12.50.
C.'i2.00. D. '1.50.
T.B.H. Cochrane, Pr-
•.P.Armstrong Manager.
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The    S T E ;■.' L E    HOUSE.
The OLDEST and BEST HOTEL in FORT STEELE.
Strictly Pirst Class.--. •'■•:   m-m   '
Free Sample Room for Commercial Men.
Chas Levett, Prop.
C   0 W ?. L L &    WALLINGER.
ASSAYERS   ft    METALLURGISTS'.
Fort Steele    B.C.
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■•D. B R A N-.D'E R V "' '' -EE
GENERAL BLACKSMITH,
and WOODWORKER .
HORSE SHOEING A SPECILTY.
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The.   A M E R I C A N    STORE'..      .
GENERAL    MERCHAND'I' S E ;.. ,
MINING    SUPPLIES    ft HARDWARE,
DRY GOODS,    •'•*• ' BIOTS ft SHOES,
BLANKETS.
HATS & CAPS, '■" NOTIONS.
GROCERIES,   HAMS ft BACON.
B. W. J'O N.E S  .    __ Fort Steele B.C.
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UPPER KO«T'E*TAY    NAVIGATION CO.
"S-ife^tTfe       '"S"For    EXPRESS and FREIGHT    RATES,
0    M % • apply t0
^g-i^S?-   B. W, J 0 N E S. Jennings Montana.
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DALGARDNO   HOUSE.
LARGEST and most COMMODIOUS HOUSE in FORT STEL.
"BOARD By"tHe''DAY"or-WEEK..H s   '
R.D.MATHERS. Prop.
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^ "'       Fort    Steele   B.C.
GOOD    ENOUGH   FOR    MOST    ANYBODY.
H. J. E D S 0 M, Prop.
When   YOU    come'to   Fort ', Steele;
CalVon^'A. M 0 R I N. and get a good   CIGAR.
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The    M I SSI ON    S.T.O R E .
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PROSPECTO    R'. ' *>"
ISSUED    WEEKLY, v'.-'^"
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Q E N E R AIi    MERCHANDISE.
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The   HIGHEST   CASH   PRICE    PAID FOR    FURS.
T. L 0 V E . Prop.
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Dont forget the
C^VL U M B I A   LAUNDRY.
W A s'lTl NO    and   MENDING.
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Mrs, L E W I S
J..A ,0,S. HIGH WARDEN.
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