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Vol,,  1,    FORT    STEELE    SATURDAY,
MARCH    28 th    1896.
No,  22.
*' THERE HE IS AGAIN.
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The "Golden Era, publishes an interview with Cap't
Armstrong,whioh bristles with restatements con-
numinK the transportation facilities of the
Fwfstlele section. Either the  Golden $& has
misunderstood Cap't Armstrong,  or else that Gentleman is wofully deficient in knowledge appertaining to the water ways of East  Kootenay Dipr
trict.    According to the Golden Era the Captain
is credited with stating that  if certain improvements were made in the neighbourhood of the Columbia Lakes,that nearly the whole  trade of the
upper country could be secured for Canada. Now,
no one ought to know better than  Cap't,Armstrong
himself,that it is a matter almost praotioajr Q«
impossibility to transport ore  in any quantity
from the North Star landing up the river to Canal Flats,and to make this portion of the river
jnavigable for more than three months of the year,
would require an immense expenditure on the part
of the Govenninent,and even then the rapid current
which boats would have to contend against,would
make it extremely unlikely for any praotioal
steamboat man to carry ore that way, while all
the time there was a natural outlet  down stream
to the Great Northern at Jennings,over whioh
oourse a heavily laden boat   can travel easily in
less than two days', while on  the other hand it
takes over two days for a light boat to reach
even Canal Flats ,without   speaking of  the intervening portions between that point and Golden.
Consequently if Cap't, Armstrong haa the inter-
eats of the oountry at heart,he  ought to impress
Upon the Government the advisability of not only
improving the Columbia river,but draw their attention to the fact,that  it  is  of vital importance to the mining interests  of this seotion of
the district,that the already natural outlet  for
the ore oould be materially  improved at a compar-1
atively small expenditure,   and the work if Intel
llgently carried on,would not take more than
one season to bring to a satisfactory conclusioaj
It Is an absurd and ridiculous idea to try and
foroe trade in a dir-ection oontary to its natur
al outlet,and is bound to fail in its object
sooner or later. In the meantime the mine owners^
must suffer,and Mining being the principal  industry on which all other interests depend,the whole
oountry ia hampered in its onward progress.,
through the short sighted polioy of trying to
bolster up and foster oertain partially established linp- -)* <ndireot communications ostensi
bly from patriot*.- views,but vMoh are In reali
ty utterly selfish and aggrandizing impulses on
the part of companies, who are  perfectly insensible to the injury they may do the country at
large,provided they oan attain their own ends.
Surely sensible man,who knows  anything of the
oountry,must be aware of the faot that the only
feasible route for the transportation of ore
from this section,is down the river to the Great
Northern,the distance from Fort  Steele being
about 130 miles,a continuous   stretch  of river
navigation,whioh by the expenditure  of a few
thousand dollars oould be made   navigable for all
praotioal purposes for at lea3t eight months of
the year. Now oompare this with the other route     I
as recommended by Cap't Armstrong through the        $
columns of-the Golden Era,from Port Steele to " •- !
Canal Flats a distance of 50 miles up a rapid .      j
stream,obstructed with numerous gravel bars, which j
would require a large expenditure to make even
passable for a loaded boat during the high water
month of May,June and July,and unpraotible during
the'rest of the season. Then the mile and a half
canal across the flat which gives access to the
Upper Columbia Lake would have to be entirely
rebuilt at a large expense,even then when this
point is reached,there  is a five mile  stretch of
Impassable ohannel to be dealt with before reaching the head of navigation on the Columbia river.
How any one cognizant of these facts,can deliberately go to work and try to point out to the
Government that nearly all the trade of the upper
qountry oould be secured for Canada, is beyond
the comprehension of any reasonable being,he must
Cither have some axe to gring , or  else  takes a
Very distorted view of what he considers  the  interests of Canada,which in this case comprises
that section of country known as the Fort   Steele
Mining Division of East Kootenay.    Of course
'there ia no objeotion to offer towards the Govern
ment Waking an appropriation for the  improvement
of the Columbia river,but to try and impress oh
their minds the fact that by so doing they are
advanoing the interests of this section of the
country,is not only mislead ing, but calls for
prompt condemnation on the part of all persons
who are in anyway interested in the advancement ,
and progress of the district. Captain,Armstrong
conveys another erroneous impres sion,when
he makes the statement that most of the supplies
will be shipped Via Golden, for it is now a foregone conclusion that  the bulk of the mate rial for
use here during the coming seaaon will be brought
in,up th'e river from Jennings,probably in bond.
HWcing everything into con aide rat ion,and in  view
Of the ooming Election,it behoves every man in
this vicinity to be up and stirring,and to do his
utmost to have this question properly represented!
to the coming member,whoever he may be and not
allow ourselves to be placed at the mercy of
Irresponsible persons or parties attempting to
advance their own interests at the expense  of the
oountry at large.
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I. The Golden Era, say's that it  is evident'
that the Miners of Fort Steele ,know what  they want,
•and are not baokward about asking for it. That  is
irtro&ct . the miners of Steele recognlseing the
fact, that the time has come when i t behoves us to
watch and protect ourselves and our interest3,by
speaking for ourselves,and letting no one not ac
qualnted with oup wants.talk through his hat,in
utter disregard of anyarri all o f the facts. We
shall look to the best interests of the district
j on all matters of importance , seeking to push
forward our mining industry,by giving to the out
J side world as oomplete a description of our tnin-
I.eral wealth,whioh Is unsurpassed by no place or
' distriot on the oontinent.
»ep your eyes on Fort Steele,mlnlng distriot. THE PROSPECTOR^ FORT STEELE
THE    P R 0, S P B 0 T 0 R.
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ISPU3LISHED WEEKLY BY THE PROSPECTOR Co.
A. B. Grace, Manager,
One Year  ,.1,50
Six Months 75*'
All communications directed to THE PROSPECTOR Co,
Fort Steele B.C.
We are not responsible for communications.
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P R 0 F E S S I 0 j!  A L.
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,0harles. Maolean.
Thomas. McVittie.
H.L.Cummins.
W.J.Rooke.Coweli.
N.Arnold.Wallinger.
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Physician 5: Surgeon.
'   P.L.S. & C.E.
P.L.S. & C.E.
M,A. B.Sc.  F.G.S.
Metallurgist &Assaver.
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FORT STEELE MINING ASSOCIATION.
R.L.T.Galbraith. President.
O.S.Frizzell. Vice        ,,    ,,
H.A. Wallinger. ,,      ,,    ,,
Rdbert .'Dempsey. Bffl^
William.Carlin
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Treasurer.
Thomas.McVittie.
Secretary.
DIRECTORS,
Jonn.Grassick. A.B.Grace. H.W.Barnes.'
R.L.T.Galbraith.      Thomas.McVittie.
The next regular meeting of the Association will
be held on Saturday the  4th of April.
All possible information,will be furnished by the
Association upon application to
Thomas.McVittie,Sec,Port  Steele B.C.
We have been permitted to copy the'following
extract,from a letter to a prominent resident of
Fort Steele.
I   receive the PROSPECTOR regularly,
and Iiam pleased with the opinionsthat it express
es. I hope the Editor will retain his independent
attitude,and keep hammering away at what  the
country wants; It also pleases me to^see that Ho
is kicking about the improvement of the river,If
I can do anything to assist him in the matter,
let me know.
We will assure the writer,that we are to voice
the wants of this distrlot'.and that we shall kick
for all,and everything that will further the best
^interests of this section. We shall be independent and fearless in our duty,of speaking for what
ir- needed far-thls portion of the district,and
shall promptly KICK against any and all matters
that in detrimental to the onward progress, and
developaent of   the Fort Steele Mining Division
of East Kootenay.
SATURDAY   MARCH   28th 1896.
ROUND   TOWN.
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The 29th, will be Palm Sunday, when Divine
Servioes will be held In the School Room at 7 1/2
Oclock. All are invited-.
On next Sunday,the Sorvices at St,Eugene Mission
will be unusually interesting and instructive,
There will be a largo gathering of Indians from
all the Reserve a, anfl ft procession will take plaoe
after the Servioes at the Church. The Rev'd Father
Coooola,O.M.I, will preach,and his subjeot will
have special reference to the day.
Indian Agent Galbraith,paid hi3 usual monthly
{ visit to the Industrial School,and reports everything progressing 111 ft satisfactory manner.
Our roads and bridges,are waiting the attention
|of our Assistant Oommlssioner Armstrong,who will
probably be with U8 about the. 7th of April,
Sand creek,ia attracting considerable attention
of late, and it is reported that H.J.Edson,late
of the Mountain House,will open at this point a
first class hotel, it is also reported that  Chas'
Chapman. E,Dills,P,P.Norbury have taken up preemptions in the vicinity.
During the week H, J. El son
and Tom Rae ,made a trip to the Moyea,intending to
go as far as Palmers bar, the other side of Cran-
brooke,H,Js, horse got off the trail and H,J,and
the horse went out of sight in the deep enow,
having no snow sheas   for the. Cayuses they gave
-it up and returned to Steele,;. :
The delay in getting out the Prospector this week
is caused by the fact that we are out of ink,We
have mounted the"devil" we mean the Sub Editor on
the hurricane deck of a cayuse,and sent him 120
miles to obtain the needed supply of ink. Truely
the path of the Sub Editor is hard.
Last week Jimmy Durick went to Westminster, He
proposed to keep paoe with the times,by riding
through on hio Bike, But the roads was soft ,and
I-temy'hit the road in a buggie propelled by a
cayuse.
We are Independent,with a policy of letting both
sides have a say and presenting all the views possible about every question of importance to the
district. It does not follow by any means that the
Prospector always indorses such views.We simply
like to know what the other fellows have to say,
and the readers of the Prospector may rely upon
obtaining auoh information.
Brace up bovsl and put on your Sunday clothes,
"This ia leap year"
We learn that the population of Fort Steele will
be inoreased to the extent of five Young Ladies,
who will arrive shortly. .,.. ?'•-•
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'klooo!i!:ian   yah-kwa.
Carpenter Rale,is building the new assay offloe   -
for  Oowell & Wallinger.
ten. PUfli ,is working on the Drum Lumnon,3en says'-
that it is all right.
It is reported that our Constable will appear   •
shortly in a new uniform.
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ALL    OVER   TOWN,
It ia reported that the body of carbonates,(at
the North Star) containing wire silver is much
larger than expeoted, lying over the Galena in
! the roof of the drift, is some  three or four
inohes of lead crystals,above this formation is
a large body of carbonates from eight to  twelve
feet  thick,with wire silver interspersed throug^
the carbonates.    It is , in all  probability one
of the largest bodies of carbonates ever found i:
| in any mine,and the amount of Galena in  sight
would surprise even an expert mining man.At the
present time,we know of no mine in the north wes
that can be -worked as easily,and to ao small an
outlay,as the North Star.
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If you have a good mine,let the outside world
'-•know it, dont follow the example of an oyster
;  and keep your mouth olosed"except when you take
:   a drink"; For it is a duty that  you owe to your
:mine,to yourself,and to the distriot at large.     ,
:The PROSPECTOR is here to publish a full and complete deacription of your mine or prospect,if you
will:call in and see -us,and furnish the necessary
data.
THE INVIOTA GOLD MINES.
This is the name of the  English Company,engaged
in hydraulic mining on Wild Horse creek. The new
Superintendent Mr.James. Young , and Mr,Alexander.
Mitchell,"who will attend to the financial .    ' .
affairs of the company"arrived at Fort Steele on
the 14th Ult, The Gentlemen  immediately went to
Wild Horse,to look over the property,and will
commence preparatory work at once. Mr.SKertchly,
haa been appointed Assistant Supt'.  •"..-«
A.number of men have been employed to complete
the new dam,put  in new head boxes connecting the
[ditoh with the dam,hew pressure boxes will be
made,a new sluice will be run on the Qhtna olaim,
also a new flume to the edge of the bank, an Electric light plant will be put in.  The Company will
employ about forty men,working two shifts,
Supt'Young,and Mr .Mitchell, left on Tuesday Via
the stage for Vancouver,where they will purohase
1600 feet of piping,and two No 4 Hoskins Giants
and other machinery for the mine. Large results
are looked for,and there is no doubt,that if man
aged properly,a good clean up will be the result
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A change will take plaoe in  the management of
Mountain House on the 1st of   April,Mr,Mm,Forsyth
has leased the premises,and will renovate the
house,and open for buainesa  on  the  letof the month.
The Bar will be supplied with the best brands of
liquors and cigars,good accommodations will be '
afforded to the travelling publio, The Dining-Room
will be under the supervision of Messers,Biffglnga,
and Blodgett,who are experienced oaterer3 from the
States.
All the mining news in the Proapeotor
SATURDAY,  MARCH 28th, 1896.
THE NIP AND TUCK.
The Nip & Tuok Gold Hydraulic Mining Co,Ltd.  has
been formed to acquire the Placer mining lease
and. property known as the Nip k Tuck olaims, situate on Wild'Horse creek in Fort Steele Mining
District; and to oarry on the business of mining.
Capital  $.35,000,  in shares of '\ 5. each.  The
Head Office is at Vancouver,B.C.  the Direotors
are A.W,Greery, J,M,Buxton and W.H.Carnsew,all of
Vancouver, J.H.Kinnard is Superintendent and Manager at Fort Steele, Mr,Kinnard is pushing the
preparatory work,and expects to have every thing
in readinesa,by the time the new machinery arrives,but will commence washing the gravel, If there
should be any delay arising' from the non appearance of the cor.'iing machinery. Mr.Kinnard, is a
thorough plaoer miner,having had thirty six years
experienoaee in California,and o ther plaoes.;
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THE IN TERNATI'OHAL PLACER'CO.
Thia Company has been at work during the winter,
running a tunnel to strike what is .supposed to be
the old ohannel. Last fall they sank a shaft some-
forty feet, finding good pay gravel that run as
high as 75<£ to the pan,on nooount of the superabundance of .water had to      stop s inking,they '.
then commenced to run a tunnel to reach the vioinf
ity of the shaft, the tunnel is now in 265 feet,
running through very hard rook,which is supposed
to be the rim.   they expect to reach the old channel in about 90 feet.
THE OUTLOOK.
There will be four large companies placer mining
en-Wild Horse during the coming season, and with
the new and. improved machinery which the several
companies are putting in,Wild Horse  will soon
regain its old time reputation,
ROUND    TOWN.
We understand that the Government will soon
put in a new draw in the bridge at  Fort  Steele,
The new draw will accommodate the  Largest boat on;
the river.
Some 25 men went to work--on'the-different placer
olaims up Wild Horse during the past week.
We learn that a number of settlers have  taken up
ranches on the Skookum Chuck, during the last  two
reeks,they will form quite a settlement, there
being some six or eight families t o follow the
advance guard of pioneers.
We are pleased to know that  the Government has
retired the Damphool tax bill,and given in exchange a bill that meets the views of all the mining
men of the distriot.
F.Norbury,has reoeived a communication from
Mr,.'!ewett,Bostook,in which was enclosed a
check for quite a large .'sum,to be applied to the
hospital fund.
About the 1st of May,  25.000 pounds of new
and improved mining maohinery will reach Fort
Steele,consigned to the Hip & Tuck Company.
The Mather mill"!a crowded'with orders forlum-
,ber to be used in the mines."
AttcnEion Proapectors and Miners     If you want
iyour mines listed for Inspection,send a desorip-
I tion of your mine to the Seoretary of the raining
' Association,
■subscribe for THE prospector, .$ 1.50. for a year. No
PROSPECTOR SUPPLEMENT, FROM SATURDAY,
MARCH    21   at,    1096.
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STORY.
HUtor Golden Era.    "-■ear Sir:-
My attention has been called to an article in Your  issue of the 8th of Feb
ir; which it is stated that  some of the North-     "■'
s'tar ore assayed 17.000 ounces to the ton. This
is absolutely' incorrect,as no suoh assay was ever
made. This ridiculous report  originated in the
Fort Steele Prospector,and was inserted without
the authority of any of the North Star officials.
In working the south drift,a small body of lead
carbonates came  to light which proved on examination to   contain wire  silver. The quantity of
this   kind of ore was too small to make any marked difference in the value of the shipment,and no
assay was made.
Yours faithfully,W,J.R.Cowell.
Fort Steele B.C. Assayer of the il ,S, Mine.
Feb 23rd,90.
In reply to the  above letter, We wish io inform
the North Star Co,  that the PROSPECTOR does not
originate any startling or ridiculous reports of
any   kind, and from data in our possession we
will say that  "in our opinion" the report of Wire
Silver in the North Star Mine, though startling, '
is:not ridiculous or untrue. And vie want it distinctly "understood that we did not originate the
report', or ita aasay. value. BUT TO THE COHTARY
IT CAME DIRECT FROM THE NORTH STAR MINE. We would
like to   ask,why this report was not contradicted
at the time,"if not true"  instead of waiting "as
we think" a kick from Montreal.Aa to the report,
we will say, that the President of the Mining
Association came to this office,and inquired if
we had heard of the finding of wire silver in the
North Star, we informed him that we had,but  that
we would wait and see' if it was correct.Later we
were    informed (and which we now know is true")
that    the report came direot from the mine.  (  The
Manager oan verify thia by calling at this office
We have   also received a letter, stating that the
wire silver went  19.000 ozs, and up to the pres
ent time,we have no reason to doubt the statement
We have had specimens of WIRE SILVER,THAT IN OUR
JUDGMENT,WAS AT LEAST 70^ SILVER.    We will call
the attention of the Company to the fact,that
another strike of rich wire silver has been made
in a different drift,FROM WHERE THE FIRST STRIKE
WAS MADE.    The following receipt may throw some
light upon the matter, though the sample was not
as good   as we have seen, but it waa all that we
oould get at this time.
C 0 W E L L    k   W A L L I 11 G E R.
A S S A Y E R S    k' M E T A L L U  RUSTS,
A'SSAY    CERTIFICATE.
March 19th 1896. Sample from A.B.Grace.
Description Carbonates and Wire Silver.
Gold,         Silver.  4.676.    Ounoes.
I hereby certify,that I have made a careful asaaj
of the above aample for Silver, and find, it to
contain   the above quantities.
11. Arnold.Wallinger.
As to Mr.Cowell,his assays or his affairs,we knovi
nothing,He 3ays that he made no suoh a3say, Hla
word to that effect ia enough, But when He says
tha t the report orignated with the PROSPECTOR,
He Is mistaken,    Of the Managers of the mine,We
will say,that they positively will not furnish
any report of the doing3 at  the mino,and we have
never been able to get any information from the
officials of the mine, And we take this opportunity to   assure them THAT WE ARE HERE TO PUBLISH!
ALL THE MINING NEWS OF THE DISTRIOT,and If possi-j
ble we shall do no,and get the desired informa- 1
It ion from the best souroe possible,! Manager,)     f
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NEWS    FROM   THE
MINES
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The Wasa Group of mines,distant about twenty
miles in a northerly direction from Fort Steele,
and five miles from the Kootenay river; are situated in a guloh of the Rooky Mountains on the     ^
East side of the valley,and at an elevation of
nearly 1500 feet above the rolling benoh lands
which intervene between-the mountains and the
river bottoms. The two principal claims are the
"Wasa and the Mammoth". This property was discovered in 189.3. and is in the possession of Wm.'.
Thompson. Wm.Haupt. Erio.'Sundon and Peter.Rosen-
dale, who are the original locators. About  1300
feet from the qroppings,"which measure 20 feet
across" a tunnel has been run in for a distanoe
of 80 feet,tapping a vein of ore from 2 to 4 feet'
in width, assaying 22$ copper,112 ounoes in silver,and % 10.  in gold, the ore being Grey Copper,
Red Oxide of Copper and Galena. The hanging wail
being Porphyritic Slate,and the foot wall Black
Slate,    these  claims are easy of aooess,it being
possible to build:a waggon road at a small expense to within a short distance "a mile" of the
workings.Good water-power right on the property,
with any amount of timber on the surrounding
mountain side.  It will be strange if some enterprising capitalist does not soon take these
claims in hand and develope them into producing
mines,
THE NORTH STAR.
A large amount of ore has been taken out during
t'fte past winter,it is estimated that there are
2400 tons at the company landing on the Kootenay
rWer,ready for shipment,500 tons at McOinty's,
■and nearly 3000 tons on the dump,this is a grand
showing for the mine,though it is not;the  capaoit;1
of the output of the mine,for with force enough
100 tons daily oan be placed on the dump.    Last
week another strike of wire silver and carbonates
wis made in af drift separate from where the former
discovery was made, there is a strip in the  roof
of the drift  some 15 feet in length covered with
lead crystals and wire silver,parties who have
aeen them,  say that it is a beautiful sight,   the
crystals hanging from tho roof and sparkling with
the wire silver. There is no doubt that the North
Star is one of the largest Silver-lead properties
on the continent.
MORE CAPITAL COMING.
It  is reported that negotiations are pending
for the purchase ('BY A STRONG SYNDICATE FROM THE
UNITED STATES} of all the olaims near the North
Star ,and not owned by the Mann Co. We hope the
Sale will be oonsumated as it will be the means of
bringing a large amount of capital into the oountry.    "more anon",
GOLD   HILL.
We have been informed that it IS the intention of
,•■■   of the owners of this property,to develope the
mine during the coming season.the property is a
low grade gold proposition,with a mountain of ore
in sight.
LILLIE   MAY.
Some veBy rich quartz waa brought in from this
claim during the past week,it will be shipped to
Spokane as soon as posaible.
THE DARDENELLES;
The Banks Bro'a are hard at work developing thia
olaim,and the ore ia improving fast,the  tunnel ia
in 140 feet with a good showing of rioh ore.
■.'THE St EUGENE..
.Ore has been struck in the lower tunnel,which is
o'f the same oharaoter as that in the tunnel above,
There is between 2000 and 3000 tons of ore on the
dump,the lead in the first tunnel is'7feet in
width,Messers,Finch & Cronan are expeoted early
in the spring.
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SATURDAY   MARCH    88th    1896.
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BACKED    DOWN,
Since our Provincial Government has backed down
on the Assessment Act, in. regard to mines and
minerals. Our old friend,and pioneer, Dave.Griffith, has decided to abandon his trip'down the
river on a shingle,and now offers the "Historic
Shingle"for sale.We would suggest that the Government buy it,and give it a prominent place in
their, Cabinet of Curiosities.
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MORE    LIGHT.
We have been promised,by a party connected with
the erection of "the bridge at Fort Steels,the
oorrept cost of the same,and we are assured that
it will differ considerably from the amount put
down by the Chief Commissfoner of Lands and
Works'iin his report. Let us have all the Light
possible   on the subject,for the benefit of the
tax payers of the district.
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',."-,. ■     BETTER-LATE THAN NEVER.
A "Son of -Erin-"who failed to1 celebrate the 17th
of old Ireland, has been making up for lost,dur-
the last few days.
,'       THE PEOPLES BRIDGE AT THE St,'MARY'S.
We understand that  it is the intention of a number of the residents to subscribe with labor and
tapney,to put in a bridge at the Robinson Crossing
-Of the St Marys river, there is no more needed - ,.■
want in the distri ot, as at  present those coming
to and from Fort  Steele,frow the North Star,and
St,Marys Prairie have to take the Mission road
which is many miles longer than the road which   .-—
fV»+:  connects with the proposed bridge.
■I-i- !■ I 1-1+   I 1 "!■ l-i'M.i i
PARTNERSHIP
We learn that R.D.Mather and Mr.Jones,have formed
a partnership in the Saw Milling and Shingle Business, and have let a contract for 5,000 feet of
logs. The new firm is getting a Shingle mill from
Kalispel.
Fred,Hazen,has gone to Golden for a load of farm
implements for the Cranbrooke estat*x  We learn
that Colonel Baker,has decided to go trvto farming
extensively this season.
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COURT .PROCEEDINGS,BEFORE T. McVittie,and Chas.
Maclean, J.P's.
A Chinaman,appeared before  their Honour's,lor   ■
f"Hitting the pipe",and was defended by R.L.T.
Galbraith,whose eloquence on behalf of hia client
\ failed to soften the obiurate heart of their
Worahip's'.and the unfortunate hitter of the pipe
had to donate to the.Provincial Treasury,$ 10.
and costs. The prosecution was conducted in a very
able manner by Conn-, r.ble Barnes.
444 -;--: 4-k-m Mi-:-! i
SUBSCRIBE FOR THE PROSPECTOR. Hi
COMMISSION RECEIVED.
The President of the Fort Steele mining assoo
has just received his Commission as one of th
I Presidents of the North West Mining Aasociati
is very handsomely gotten up,
We take pleasure in announcing that the Pres
of the Mining Association, has had several in
'from parties East about the purchase of Gold
Silver properties, and he hopes to arrange fo
isale of several prospects shortly.
iation
e Vice
on, it
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ident '
quires.;
and
r the
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We hear that a Bond is being arranged by R.
Galbraith on a Copper property at Windermere.
L.T." ltMM4-*-«IW W-** '*■ ■
THE    PROSPECTOR,   PORT    STEELE
SATURDAY   MA, R'OH   28th, 1B96.
CARLIN    k    D U R I C K.
0  EN E R A L   M B f  C H A » D I S E.
AGENTS FOR THE CALIFORNIA GIANT POWDER COMPAUY.
MINING,  SUPPLIES    5c    HARDWARE,
AGENTS FOR    SLATER    k    SWS    CELEBRATED    SHOES.
I'll tl'H
TRAMWAY    CO.
EXPRESS THROUGH RATE 10* PER POUND.
FREIGHT, GOLDEN TO FORT STEELE,
Class A 1 3,00
Class B \  2.50.
Class C 5 1,00,
Olasa D %  1.50.
T.H.B.Coohrane, Pres.  F.P,Armstrong,Manager.
-H44-14 l-HM-44 .+4-1-4 -I'l -i'i' 1 i--i", »H»H'H i I"' I i++++44
THE    STEELE   HOUSE.
THE OLDEST AND BEST HOTEL IN FORT STEELE,
STRICTLY FIRST CLASS,
FREE SAMPLE ROOM FOR COMMERCIAL MEN,
Chaa1  LevettjProp.
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NAVICATION Alii
THE UPPER COLUMBIA
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C  0 W E L L    ':    W A L L I N  G E R.
A  S S A Y E R S    k   V, ETA.LLURGIST S.
Fort    Steele    B.C.
COBB k    B R A N D E R.
GENERAL BLACKS M I T il I K G,
AND WOOD W 0 R K I N G.
H j R S E S H 0 E I li 0 A S P E C I A i. T Y.
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D E M P S E Y    k    0 R- A S S I  3 K.
C 0 li T R A C T 0 R S    k    BUILD E R  S.
Port    Steele    B.O,
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T  II E    C 0 L 'J M  B I A     LA 11 N I) R
W A S H  I  K Q     '■    "i V, N 1) I  N 0.
Mrs, L E W I S.
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READ THE,,
SUBSCRIBE FOR THE
PROSPECTOR,   J 1.50.  PER YEAR.
THE    A M E R' I C A N    STORE..
GENERAL   MERCHANDISE.'
GIANT    POWDER,'MINING    SUPPLIES   &   HARDWARE,
GROCERIES    k    PROVISIONS.
B, W,  J 0 N E S,
Fort Steele B.C.
+4-H-4-+++++4 8-4+44 H»H
Jennings,Montana.
+H-44-r4-++'H'f-l4'H-i'l-
THE    UPPER    KOOTBWAY   NAVIGATION    COMPANY,
STEAMER    ANNSRLY,
WILL LEAVE,JENNINGS Montana,for PORT STEELE B.C.
About April 20th,
FOR.    FREIGHT    AND   EXPRESS RATES APPLY   TO
B, W. JONES.
Jennings    Montana.
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+-M m i :s m I i'i I H-H«M'i': '■ n-i-i'M i m : m M'i
D A L G A R D II 0   HOUSE.
THE LARGEST AND MOST COMMODIOUS HOUSE IN STEELE,
BOARD BY THE DAY OR WEEK,
A. M 0 R I 11, Prop, Port Steele B.C.
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■Mil i-i-l'l-M'H-H-t
THE   MISSION    STORE.
0 S li E R A Ii    MERCHANDISE.
T-'i HIGHEST
CASH PRICE
PAID FOR FURS.
T. L 0 V E,  Prop.
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THE   M 0 U ,N T A I N   HOUSE,
Fort    Steele   B.C.
Willia m. Forsyth proprietor.
This ia one of the best appointed Hotels in the
Fort Steele District.
Every room is comfortably furnished,
TILE MOUNTAIN HOUSE DINING ROOM,
Is under the management
of Messers,BIOQINGS & BLODGETT,
When you visit Fort Steele you will miss it if
you dont stop at the Mountain House.
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.1 A M E S, II I  0 II  W A R D E N.
Tonsorial    Artist.
S II A V I N 0 k   if A I R C U T T I N G,
Everything    neat    and    olean.
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