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THE    PROSPECTOR    FORT    STEELE B.C.
SATURDAY   APRIL      .11th .1896.
No.34.
HE    IS    COMING.
It is expected that John.A.Mara,M.P,our
present representative will visit this »•
seotion and will address the electors on the
issues of the djay. Mr .Mara is a dear and foroi
ble speaker,and has had a long experience in
Parliamentary matters,When in the local Legisla
ture he ably represented the Kootenay distriot
for some years,and was afterwards eleoted for
Yale.    Hh has always  taken a great interoat    In
mattera oonneoted with Kootenay. He is a Toron-
tonlan,and crossed the plains "Via Fort Garry"
In the sixties, Ife will probably be here about
the first of May.
ENGLAND AND PROTECTION.
The agitation for protection in England Is
very large and becoming formidable, meetings art
being held in many districts,  and resolutions
' are being passed demanding from the Government
a-certain amount of protection to their products
It is likely that a certain measure of   protection will be granted them. While the English
Farmer's wish to be protected from outside pro-
duoe,they are anxioun  that the over-aea portions
of the-Empire shall be admitted to reolprooal
terms with themselves.  It Is now seen that all
parts of the Empire must for Imperial and oom«
meroial enterprise,be brought to^etherT
MUST BE LOOKED AFTER.
The attention of the Assistant Commissioner of
Lands and works at Windermere,is called to the
dangerous oondition of the Finlay oreek grade
whioh Is now almost Impassable, how it has been
overlooked by the argua eye of Government official Goldle we dont quite understand ,as the
roads in his jurisdiction are generally in good
oondition. We trust,now  that his attention has
been called to the matter,  that he will have the
neoessary repairs done at once,and thereby earn
the good-will and the thanks of the Stage drivers
and Teamsters,
IMPROVEMENTS.
We lear-n that Indian Agent Galbraith has been
instructed to make extensive improvements at the
Industrial Sohool,the work will commence shortly.
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•   Our Stipendiary Magistrate after attending to
his offiolal duties returned to Tobaooo Plains
on Tuesday. He will visit us in about ten days
to meet his brother Stipendiary,Armatrong.
Cap't Armstrong and Mr.Gamble C.E. oame an far
as Wolf oreek in a oanoe, for the purpose of
examining the river; The latter has decided to
make extensive Improvements whioh will help
navigation on the upper Kootenay.
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ASSAY    OFFICE.
Messers Oowell k Wallinger,have moved in to
their new offioe.and are ready for-business.
They are both praotioal Assayers.and there is
no need of patronizing anything but home industry.
hb.
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THE LIBERALS,  CONSERVATIVES
and the
MANITOBA SCHOOL QUESTION.
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It is to be hoped that there is aome  foundation
for the reports that a settlement of the vexed
questions concerning the Manitoba Publio Schools
may be after all reached without the necessity of
passing the so-called Remedial Bill by the  Dominion Parliament. From the statements made by  Sir
Charles Tupper in the House of Commons  it appears
that communications have passed between the Federal and Manitoba governments on the subject and
that it is probable the Minister of Justioe will
go to Winnipeg to discuss the matter with Mr.Gree-
nway and his colleagues. It is needless to say
that every Canadian anxious for the beat interests
of his country and that Canadians of all creeds
and nationalities should live together without
any irritation existing between them,will have
heard of this report of a settlement being possible of the Sohool question,with unmixed pleasure.
But should that hope not be realised there ia
one phase of this question whioh appears to be
often overlooked. We hear a great deal about noninterference with provincial rights and the importance of respecting provincial autonomy.But is it
not also equaly neoessary to regard Federal responsibilities and to respect the powers which
by the constitution are reserved to the Dominion
Government,   The Conservatives,and as a rule the
Canadians are naturaljky Conservatives in their
politios,"as a Sootchman Is in his diet of porridge, or an Englishman in his liking for Roast
Beef" they oannot change their politics without
wrenohing assunder the ties that bind them to
what they oonsider their loyalty to their Queen
and Country.
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BEFORE AND AFTER.     .
It is oustoaary for about two months previous
to an eleotion,for the candidates to be very observing to the wishes of the electors of his district; promises for future reform are not stinted
and If suooessful,what he will do for the distric
would make a large book. After the eleotion,the
situation Is ohanged,the electors are the ones
that bow down before the successful candidate,
"now a M.P." and gently suggests that there Is
promises to be fulfiled ,oertain wants of the diai
triot to be carried out; But alas',the successful
one,has no time for his constituency,for two short
months before the election, the eleotor was sought I
for by day and night; tho balance of the time
until another eleotion.the other fellows can look,
and point out the successful one as their member,
but dont remind him of promises forgotten,and of
the two short months that he bowed to the majesty
of the people,    MORAL. See that the pledges of
the successful one is carried out In full; or ask
him to step down and out.
Truly the road of the pollution is hard until
after the election. He seeketh for the voter in
many dark plaoea,he will ask you to partake of the
strong water,he spendlth his shekels  like a lord
until after the eleotion.And he la Just the man
for the lilacs until after the election. THE    PROSPECTOR,   PORT    STEELE B.O,
THE    PROSPECTOR.
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IS PUBLISHED 'WEEKLY BY THE   PROSPECTOR Co.
A.B.Grace, tourer.
SATURDAY   APRIL    11th,  ^1896.
lOne Year  ,.
Six Months
* 1.50
754
All communications directed to the  Prospector Co
Port Steele  3.C,
We are not responsible for communications.
PROFESSIONAL.
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Charles. Maclean.
Thomas. McVittie,
H,L.Cummins
W.J.Rooke.Cowell.
Physician 3c Surgeon.
P.L.S.   ";    C.E.
P.L.S.  &    C.E.
M.A.   B.Sc.     P.G.S.
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N.Arnold .Wallinger,    Aasayer & 1-fetallurgist.
FORT STEELE MINING ASSOCIATION.
R.L.T.Galbraith. President
O.S.Frizzell. Vice
Robert, Dempsey. , ,    i >
N.A.Wallinger. ,,    ,',
William.Carlin. Treasurer,
Thomag. McVittie. Secretary
D I RECTORS.
John.Grassick. A.B.Grace. 11. W.Barnes.
R.L.T.Galbraith. Thomas.McVittle.
The next regular meeting of the Association will
be held on Saturday April 10th.
All possible information, will be furnished by
the Association upon application  to
Thomas.McVittie,Sec,Fort Steele B.C.
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THE  GATHERING  OF THE GRITS. '
On Sunday afternoon,  the supporters of the Liberal Party,  in Fort Steele; met at  the Steele House
to perfect an organization to work for the best
interests of the party. Upon ooming to order,       ,
F.P.Norbury was elected chairman,Chas,Lovett,       I
Secretary. At thin time all present were  roquon-|
ted  to pledge themselves  to support the Liberal
Candidate,or retire,"only two retired". Messers
Norbury,Leach.3ales.Langley and Douel   were appointed as an executive committee, A committor
at large; consisting of those present ,were instructed to oanvass  the district in the intovoot1
of the party, A kick yjau  made against the Dominion list of voters,and  the disfranchisement of so
many votera  in the  district,
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We would like it underatood, that the columns of
the Proapeotor ia open  to both parties; We have
no politios   and will  remain atriotly Independent
But we shall look to the  best interests of the
distriot,and kick when wo have  a*kick coining,
THE TOIL WIN0 IS CLIPPED FROM THE VANCOUVER
WORLD;  AH  ORGAN FAVORABLE TO Mr,HEWITT.B0ST0CK.
Mr, BOSTOOK'S METHOD IN YALE AND CARIBOO.
Kamioops,March 18.-The papers here having taken
another Jump,Jim crow,sommersault.   It is no secret
that Hewi tt Bos took is now the real owner of the
Sentinel, William Baillie being merely the  figure -
head of the self-nominated Liberal oandidate for
the House  of Commons in this district at  the next
Dominion election. It is a surprise  to many,who
have been acoustomed to'have a say in the  selection of a representative outside the ballot  boxes,
that |ir Bostook should foist himself,unbidden  and
tnnskfd, upon the elcotors. The sitting member  is
largely interested in the distriot and is known
to a majority of the electors as*a pushing,ener-
getic business man,It is true neither his friends
nor himself oan boast for him the wealth olaimed
by Mr,'Bostock; yet he has ability,inteligenoe and
lexperience,qualifications whioh go a long way towards the making of an eligible oandidate and popular representative.Abundance of money,it is true,
oan bo utilized in buying off opposition from the.
press,by becoming the owner thereof, but no amount
of money will purchase brains and common aense.
I do not say that Mr,Bostook does not possess
these,but I do claim that he has so far displayed
bad generalship,and his man Friday even more so,
I am safe in stating that thoae gentlemen will
learn and possibly to thei.r sorrow,when too late,
that this constituency is not for sale in the
fashion which they claim it is and upon the methods they are adopting.The rejeoted in Viotoria
may he able to buy up and silence the opposition
of every newspaper in the distriot,but the electors,  I am persuaded,will not approve of such ■
tactics .The Province,is Mr.Bostock's  personal
organ, and it is being circulated, free of charge
amongst the- "sloetors in the district,To show what
otraitn Mr.B'ostQOk la pushedto,it is reported
that  the price paid for the Sentinel was $9,000.
not a l.-.i'.rf- sum,  it is olaimed by praotioal men,
j considering that about three years ago the late
oroprlot'o:'s,or rather their backers,  paid some
":o.000.   :'or the organ.The Province is not a profit]
yi el-ling concern; on the contary,it is being run
at a heavy loss and report has it that Mr.Bostook
has to foot the bills .When the day of battle
arrives anil Mr.Bostook has to face the electors  it
will be found that he will experience considerable difficulty in convincing the hard-headed-eleo-
toi-s of the riding that possession of wealth alone
Is  the true passport for proper qualification to
be  .'■•■   ■■■-. vIp's representative in the louse of
C'ln i-jini,
THE COMING MEN.
To Mr,Lcalch,.who is a nephew of the late Hon,
Alexander,Markensie formerly Premier of the Dominion,and Mr.Judson.Langley is largely due the
credit of organizing the Liberal party here,  They
are certainly tho head-pushers and deserve the
thanks of the party. Little"Judd"is the leading
(ipl i>1 t,and the "Pairty"is safe in his hands,
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.'-.  ijl'-fi'.-ti  from Port Steele who  wrote to Mr,J.A.
'..-i  M.P,  in re ;,'.id to the improvement of the
river,has received a oourteous reply,stating that
ho (Mr.Mara) would use his influence to have an
appropriation plaoe'd on the estimates for the
ynent oi' the Kootenay river between Fort
11
Steele and the
International boundary.
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Look out for the .Steamboat on the 18th,We under-
8'tand that Captain Jones will leave Jennings on
tho 15th,He is a rustler,and will get there, THE   PROSPECTOR    FORT   'STEELE   B.C.
SATURDAY   APRIL 11th,    1896.
EASTER    SERVICES.
The Public School Room where Servioes are held,
was tastefully deoo",?.ted for the  Easter Services,
the walls were oovered with appropriate text neat1
ly arranged commemorate of the solemn season.The
Hymns were carefully selected,and were admirably
rendered by the choir,and joined in heartily by
the Congregation,the discourse which was atten-«
tively listened to was on the Resurrection. At
the olose of the  Servioes,Mr.Oal.hraitlyw.ve a
short review of matters connected with the congregation which showed a very satiafactory condition of affairs financially, lie  also announced
that it wasvery probable that  the Bishop of the
Diocese "Dr.Dart "would visit Port  Steele during
coming summer.
Divine Service will be held in the  School Room
at 7 1/2 OclookSunday Evening April 13th,to invi
tatlon la extended to all,fit rangers welcome.
EASTER SUNDAY AT St,EUGENE MISSIOK.
A large and attentive congregation attended the
Easter Services at St Eugene Mission', Maa3 was
celebrated by the Reverend M.Cooeola,'O.M,I. assi3
ted by the Reverend J.Audioj[O.M.I. After which
Father'Cocoola delivered an able and interesting
diacourse on Ea3ter,1ts duties and the lessons
to be derived from it.
The Indians from the several reserves returned
to their homes on Monday, much pleased with their
visit to    St Eugene.
ROUND    TOWN,
R.L.T.Galbraith la about to build an addition to
the store now ocoupi ed by Meosers Carlin & Duriok
aa their increasing business requires it..
Messers Mitchell & Young of the Inviota Co,are
expeoted on the stage Sunday.
Mr.Spra-.ue of the Dibble mine has a force of
men putting out a new trail to the mine.
N.A.Wallinger,T.McVittie and P.Norbury have had
their placer ground surveyed; they have a lease
on about 80 Acres, adjoining the Nip and Tuck.
As we expect a number of visitors on the first
steamer,let those having lots in  the town remove
the rubbish and olean up,then our little Burg
will present a respectable appearance.
N.A,Wallinger went to Elk river to look after
his oopper property at that plaoe.
H.J.Edson.ls having a boat built,he will call it
the Spot; He will use it at his ranoh at Sand
oreek.
Mr.Lewis is fitt;,ig up an elegant  Bath room adjoining the Columbia Laundry. ,
H.J.Edson has purchased the Chapman ranoh,it is
reported that he will erect a hotel at that place,
We understand that a change in the management
of the North Star will take plaoe .shortly;
Mr.Andrews retiring to take charge of the construction of a new Railroad that is about to be
constructed in th'' Provinoe.
The new Superintendent of the North Star will
arrive on the first ateamboat.
PLACER    LOCATIONS.
It la reported that 13 Chinamen have taken   up
1300 4,eet of benoh diggings on Wild Horse oree   ,
the locations have been made between the 11.1 p k
Tuck and the T.McVittie ground,
The Nip & 'fuck are
working some six or eight men on preparatory work,
the new pine for the company ia expected v>y the
first-, of May.
TH'e Inviota Company has ten men at work completing the dam,and preparing for the new machinery that is expected to arrive shortly.
Ben Pugh is working on the Primrose
good' ore in sight.
some
The Banks Bro's are pushln;' work on the  Darde-
nelles, There are several parties after  this pi-op
e rt y,
It is reported that the Lilly May has a good  show
ing of ore.
THE X RAYI.S AS A PROSPECTOR.
As soon as more certain knowledge is obtained
in this new field of investigation,and aa aoon
as the apparatus for producing' shadow photographs
acquires greater intensity,the cathode rays will
be found of great service in mining ope rat ions,
and in prospecting for mineral veins and deposits
It is known that sound waves will penetrate many
feet through the earth,several, hundred feet,possibly a thousand feet, and with improved appliances there ia no reason why photographs should
not be taken through considerable thicknesses of
earth,say,between shafts a hundred feet or more
apart,whioh would show exactly what waa contained in the seotion of ground • • ' between the sensitive plate plaoed in one shaft and the apparatus for sending out the cathode rays plaoed in
the other.Experiments already made show that each
metal and element of the earth gives its particular shadow picture, just as the various elements
are reoognized by different lines and oolor
in spectrum analysis. So it would be possible on
looking at a photograph through a depth of earth,
to reoognize the presence of iron,coal,silver,
gold,oopper,olay,oil and other products of the
earth,this result being a great savin? in the expense of preliminary searching.
And we have.here too,a new and simple method for
anayllzing ores whioh will constat simply in holding the fragment to be tested between the cathode
rays and a screen apcotally prepared ao as to give
out a phosphorescent glow wherever the rays strike
it,but to give a varying shadow effeot wherever
ob3taoles oome between. In an instant the mineralogist will,with trained eye,recognize on the
soreen the character! stic shadow of this or that
metal,and be at no further, trouble in the matter.
Charley Levett assures us,that he is a
Farmer,"not the oommon every day tiller of the
soil", but a scientific and practical farmer. He
will open a college for the benefit of those that
farm; and aooept a limited number of pupils at
the moderate sum of £100, per annum.Mow dont be
backward boys,come up and put up, and become good
Liberal farmers.
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That Is all right Ooldicl we are prospeoting
for any and all that shoot off their mouth to the
detriment of this district.
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One week from to day you can shout Steamboat
and see it too. THE    PROSPECTOR, POST    STEELE    B.C.
CARLIN    k   D U R I 0 K.
GENERAL    M 2 R C HANOI  S E.
AGENTS FOR THE CALIFORNIA GIANT POWDER COMPANY.
MINING    SUPPLIES    i   HARDWARE,
AGENTS FOR   SLATER    k    SONS    CELEBRATED    SHOES.
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SATURDAY   APRIL    11th,    1896.
Navigation 5:
THE   UPPER    COLUMBIA
Tramway Co.
EXPRESS THROUGH RATE IO*  PER POUND.
FREIGHT,  GOLDEN TO FORT  STEELE,
Class A ^3.00.
Clasa B t2-50.
Class C   12.00.
Class D ^1.50.
T.H.B.Cochrane,''Prea.    F. P. Armstrong, Manager.
THE   STEELE   HOUSE.
THE PIONEER,AND BEST HOTEL IN FORT STEELE.
STRICTLY FIRST CLASS,
FREE SAMPLE ROOM FOR COMMERCIAL MEN.
Chas, Levett, Prop,
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COWELL    k   WALLINGER.
ASS    AYE   RS    k   METALLURGIST'S.
Fort    Steele    B.C.
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COBB k    BRANDER.
0 E N E R A L BLACKS MIT II INO
AND W 0 0- D W 0 R K E R K 0.
HORSE SHOEINGA SPECIALTY.
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DEMPSEY-&   0 R A -S S I 0 K.
C    ONTRACTORS    k    BUILD E R S,
Port    Steele   B.C.
THE    COLUMBIA    LAUNDRY.
WASHING   k   MENDING.
Mrs, L E W I S,
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READ   THE
SUBSCRIBE
FOR THE PROSPECTOR,  tl.60.Per Year.
THE   AMERICAN    STORE.
0  E N E R A L   MERCHANDISE.
'GIANT    POWDER, MINING SUPPLIES & HARDWARE,
GROCERIES    &   PROVISIONS.
SUPPLIES FOR MINERS AND PROSPECTORS.
B.W.J  ONES.
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.
April 15th 1896.
FOR FREIGHT AND EXPRESS RATES APPLY TO
B.W.J ONE S, Jennings Montana.
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THE   DALOARD'NO   HOUSE.
Fort    Steele   B.C.
Now under the management of A-MORIN,is a large
new, and attractive Hotel of quiet elegance in
all its appointment3,with a ousine and servioe
superior excellence.
Special rates by the monhh.
THE   MISSION   STORE.
GENERAL   MERCHANDISE,
THE   HIGHEST
CASH PRICE
PAID    FOR    PURS.
n==:===£== T. L 0 V E.    ===5ss
St Eugene Mission.
THE    MOUNTAIN   HOUSE.
Fort Steele B.C,
William. Forsyth, Proprietor,
This is one of the best appointed Hotela in the
Fort Steele Distriot.
Every room is comfortably furnished.
THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE DININO ROOM,
is under the management of
Messer3,BIGOINGS k BLODOETT.
When you visit Fort Steele,you will miss it if
you dont stop at the Mountain House.
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J A M E S. H I 0*H W A R D E N.
Tonaorlal   Artist.
SHAVING   &   HAIRCUTTINO.
Everything   neat   and   olean.

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