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Vol,l.        FORT   STEEL E,SATURPAY
MINES,
MARCH,   81 91 11
THE   ASSESSMMT
OF
There Is no doubt as to the disastrous effects
whioh the Governments method of assessing mines
would have on an Important Provincial industry.'
In other sections as well as East Kootenay,are
urging the Government to withdraw,or modify the
same. A glanoe at the.provisions of the bill is
sufficient to show those who are practically
acquainted with mining,the v.-ciousness of the
principal on which the proposed assessment is
based. Or perhaps we should call it rather the
lack of any principle, for none can be claimed   ,
for a proposal whioh merely fixes the same rate .
of assessment on the gross output of every mine
in the Province.   That method necessarily precludes any reference to the varying conditions
whioh prevail not o nly i n e very mining locality •
but in each distriot.   The cost of mining may     I
differ very much even in two shafts of one mine;
But the bill idnores all these important considerations and propose:' ; o f ix one arbitrary rate,.
one unvarying rule on entirely different oondi-'
tions. Evidently fh'e/s'oj.T t'ue.i'-*whibh influenced '
the Government was t'hat. it hau to extract a
certain amount of /revenue from the mines, and     '
took the shortest ana least laborious method to
reach that end.    It has succeeded admirably and j
has proposed a plan which ievolves disaster to
the mining industry. It io Ivoped that the strong
condemnation which this unwise proposal outlined
in the assessment bill has called forth, will
compell the Government toretraoe its steps.
W A N T E D,
A batch of Provincial n ssessort; qualified to
carry out the several provisions of the proposed
assessment Act.As we '. low of n one capable of so
doing,    Application.-, ;.; houltj be t o the  ;roposer&
of the bill, who will place them on a: '-.ibition
as "natural curiosities".
IRELANDS PAT'-.'.r.   'i AT NT.
The 17th of o Id I reland , was 6 elebrated in the    !
usual enthusiastic manner , and the majority of
her Sons, browned their " shamrocks" in the nat- \
lonal beverage of the country, Dunvills.V. R. and
Kinnahans L.L.   Good order •: rev ailed.
At Manns Landing a jolly t*be was spent, as the
teams,and some of the miners had been laifl off •
for a month.   The only unpl'c .'.santness was that
a "Son of Erin"   ran foul of "a Son of Scotia.
NEW   FERRY.
For the convenience of those travelling to'and
from Tobacco P lains,    our old friend Cap't  Tom.
Flowers 1 s putting 1 n .. wire cable and ferry at
Elk river; There 1 s n o doubt as i -j the influx of
prospeotors,and settlers from the South,and the
ferry will b e 1 arge'y patronized.  It fills a
long felt want. j
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Mine host DeRosier of the Dalgav
gone to Kalispel for supplies.'
io House has
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE S TORY.
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Editor Golden Era:-
Deas Sir:-   My attention has beenl
called to an artiole 1 n your i ssue of the 8th
of Feb,In tfiich it is stated that some of the
North Star ore assayed 17.000 ounces to the ton;
This Is absolutely inoorreot as no such assay
was ever made. T^ls ridiculous report originated in the Fort Steele Prospector.and wasin-
serted without the authority of any of the Nortj
Star offioials. In working the South drift a
small body of Leaa Carbonates came to 1 ight
which proved -on   examination t o oontain Win
Silver. The quantity of this kind of o re was
too small to make any marked difference in the
value of the shipment, and no assay was made.
Yours fa i t hf ul ly,
W.J.R.Cowell.
Fort Steele B.C. Assayerof the N.S.Mine.
Feb 23rd 96.
In reply to the above letter,we wish to inform
the North Star Oo,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 start
ling,Is not ridiculous or untrue. And we want    I
it distinctly understood that we d id not orig-  j
Inate the report, or 1 t3 assay value . BUT TO
THE CONTA RY 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. As to the report the President
of the Mining Association oane to this office
and inquired if we had heard of the report 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 oorrect, later we was
Informed , "and whioh we now know i s trie "    that
the report oame direot from the mine.(The Manager oan verify this h y calling at this o ff ice)
We have also received a letter stating that the
Wire Silver went 19,000, o za, and up to the
present time we have no reason to doubt the
statement. We have had specimens of the wire
SILVER THAT IN OUR JUDGMENT    « •  WAS AT LEAST
70^ SILVER.   We will call the attention of the
company to the faot,that another strike of rich
wire sliver has been in the mine,In a different
drift from where the first strike was made.As to!
the assay value of the silver, the following
receipt will throw a little light upon the matter, though the sample was not as good aa we h-a
have seen,   but it was all we oould get  at thi v.
time.  COWELL k WALLIUGER.Assayers ft; Metallurgists. ASSAY CERTIFICATE,March 19th 189C.aanple
from A.B.Grace, description, Carbonates and Wire
Silver. Gold S liver 4,678 ounoes .1 hereby
certify that I have made a oarefulaasay of this
sample for Silver and find it to contain the
ahove quantities -Urnold.WftUinger.
Continued on page 3,
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THE    PROSPECTOR    SATURDAY,
MARCH      21st      1890,_
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THE    PROSPECTOR.
IS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 3Y THE PROSPECTOR   COMPANY.
A.B,Graoe, Manager.
One Year  $1.50.
Six Ivlontha  754:•
ALL COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTED  TO THE PROSPECTOR Cc
Pert Steele B.C.
We are not responsible for communications.
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PROFESSIONAL. j
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Chas,Maclean.
Thomas.McVittie.
H.L. Cummins
W.J. Rooke. Cowe'll,
Physician k Surgeon,
■ P.L.S. & C.E.
P.L.S.  k C.E.
M.A.    B.Sc.      F.G.S.
H.Arnold. Wallinger,  Metallurgist k  Assayei
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FORT STEELE MINING ASSOC IAT1 Oil,
R.L.T.Galbraith. President,
O.S.Frizzell. Vice      ,,    ,,
H.A.Wallinger.
Robert .Dempsey.
Win. Carlin. ' Treasurer.
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Thomas.McVittie,
Secretary.
DIRECTORS.
A, B. Grace,
L, '...Barnes,
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STORY,
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John.Or-issiok.
R.L.T.Galbraith.    Thomas.MoVitti ■
Trie next regular meeting of the Association Will j
be held on Saturday the 21 st of Maroh . ]
All possible information,will be furnished by thee
Association,upon application t:>   . j
Thomas.McVittie,Sec,Fort Steele B.C.      \
The Sditorial,in the Golden Era, entitled,  "There'.
we are again"is remarkable and quite finny, The    !;
average mind is unable to grasp the -3f«int,and see'
juat where  the laugh oomes in.  It  i ■• "vident that!
the Editor would like to pose as an e::r.ert aa.'       J
mining,His articles on Minerology Is ".is we
suppose"where the laugh should be recorded, his
knowledge of wire silver llmlted,arv  he aoousscs   ■
us of doing "just what he has done"  I e. reporting   I
as abaolutely untrue, something that h'3 knows        j
nothing about,and dont take  the trouble  to  Inve-n-^
tigate.which to the uontary  we  did.vie <V"!h no
controversy with the Era,  but we wish It under-     !
stood that we publish no report that there is
the slightest doubt of being untrue. Our reply    •
to the communication ,will  sustain our position
as to the origin of the   report.
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The road between the Plains and Fort Steele ia in
good conditioner travel.
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As  to Mr.Cowell, hip, assays or his .affairs,we    j
know nothing,lie says that he made no such aaaayi
his word to that effeot ia enough,But when hi     1
says that the report originated with the Pros*-
peotor, He ia Mistaken,    Of the managers of the!
mine,We will say,that they poailively will not   i
furnish any report'of the doings of the mine,    !
and we have never been able to get any informs-
tion direot from the offioials,And we  take thisi
opportunity to assure them, THAT WE ARE HERE To!
PUBLISH ALL THE MINING NEWS OF THE DISTRIOT,       {
and if possible we shall do so,and get  the de -|
sired information from the best source possiblei
Manager P,  $
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If you have a good mine,or prospect, let the
outside world know it,dont follow the example
of an Oyster,and keep your mouth closed",except
when you take a drink". For it is a duty that
you owe to your mine,to yourself and the distriot at large, The Prospector is here to publish a full and complete report of your mine or
prospect.
; .MATRIMONIAL, '-.
A bachelor aged 60,living near the growing
and progressive town of Fort Steele B.C. yraftts
a wife.    A   Lady between the age of 35 i 45
years, accustomed to a life on a farm,and would,
be content with a good comfortable home, and
who is seeking a good man,will find this a rare"!
chance . The party seeking.a wife has a good      l
farm,well fenoed,and a band pf cattle.He means
business, Address P, Fort Steele B.C.Canada,
Ad,M21, 'M'K !'■: m: M i-i M i-i-,.
■HRS ROUND    TOWN.
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Divine Service at the Sohool House,next Sunday
Evening at 7 l/2 DoloQk, Subjeot "The Service
of the Church".
Tne Gillis and Herron teams have gone to Tobacco Plains for oats,
The Mathers mill Is making full time,and will
be kept busy for some months filling the  orders
now being placed with the proprietor.
Superintendent Young,and book-keeper Mitchell
of the Inviota Co, arrived in Steele last Bun-
day.    And on Monday went to Wild Horse oreek,
They will at once put the Inviota Go's olaim in
shape for working.
Sidney. Skertohley has been appointed Assistant .
Superintendent of the Invicta Co,at a good sala-J
rjn.
Last  Sunday while the Gaests were enjoying  their
dinner, at the Dalgardno House,a Gentleman,recently from Scotland presided at the organ and dis-'
ooursed sweet music.
H.L.Ammie,and R.O.Jennings left Fort Steele on
Vonday last for Spokane. They took the river
mute,going down in a oanoe    t.o Jennings.
Dont forget the Mining Association meeting'to
night.
William,Roasio. Pete.Olson and Charlie.Chapnan
are in from the StEugene mine.
The Owners of mines on Wild Horse are bringing
in   lots of good looking ore. • — w ^ ^
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THE    PROSPECTOR,  SATURDAY,
MARCH    21 at 1896.
NE.VS   FROM THE MINES,
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The Wasa group of mines,, distant about twenty
milea in a northerly direotion from Fort Steele,
and five, miles from the Kootenay river; Are situate in a gulch of the  Rocky Mountains on the
East side of the valley, aix! at an elevation of
nearly 1500 feet above the rolling benoh lands
whioh intervene between the mountains and the
river bottoms.   The  two principal claims of this
group and on whioh the most work has been done
are known as the "Wasa and the Mammoth",    this
property was discovered in 1893 and is in the
possession of Wm.Thompson. Wm.Haupt, Eric. Sun-
don and Peter. Rosendale, who are the original
looatora-, About  1300 feet   from the oroppings    ,
which measure 20 feet across, a tunnel has been
run in for a distanoe of 30 feet, tapping a vein
of ore from 2 to 4 feet  in width.    Assaying 22^
Copper,112 ozs in silver, and  llO in gold, the
ore being Grey Copper,Red Oxide of Copper and
Galena. The hanging   wall being Porphyritic
Slate, and the foot wall Black Slate. These
claims are easy of aooess,  ft being possible to
build a waggon road at a small expense to within
,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 dr/es not
soon take these claims  in hand and develop them
into ore producing mines.
THE NORTH STAR.
A large amount of ore has  been taken out during
the paat winter, it ia. estimated that there are
2400 tons at the company landing on the Kootenay
river, ready for shipment,  some 800 tons at Mo-
Ginty, and nearly    30.00 tons' at the dump, this
ia a grand showing for;the mine, though it  is
not the capacity of the output of the mine.with
force enough ,100 tons-daily can be placed on the
dump. Last week-another strike of the rich WIRE
SILVER was made in another drift,  seperate 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 sliver
Parties who have seen them,say that  it is a beautiful sight, the crystals hanging from the 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 COM [NO.
It is reported that negotiations are pending for
the purchase ( 3Y A STRONG SYNDICATE FROM THE
UNITED STATES) of all the claims 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 annon.
GOLD   HILL.
We have been informed that it is the Intention
of the owners of this property, to develop the
mine during the coming spring, the property is a
low grade gold proposition, with a mountain of
quartz in sight.
LILLIE   ..AY.
Some very rich quartz was brought in from this
claim during the past week,  it will be shipped to
Spokane as scon as possible.
THE   DARDH1ELLES.
The banka Bro's. are hard at   work developing this
claim, and the ore is improving fast, the  tunnel
1 s in 140 feet with a good showing of rich ore.
THE    St EUGENE .
Ore has been struck In the lower tunnel  ,whioh Is
of the same character as that  in the tunnel above
There is between <!000 and 3000 tons on the dump.
The lead in the first drift is   7 feet In width,
Messers Finch &. Cronan are expected early in the
.spring.  -	
SETTLERS   COMING.
Seven settlers arrived at the Port  en Friday-.'
morning, and reported at the Custom. House. trh*jp«
oame through with a wagon from Kalispel,they report the road in a fairly good'condition.
Y        ROUND. TOWN.
There was a report current in town during the
week,that the Provincial Governmentwould be defeated, on aoQount of their refliaal to aid the
British Paoifio  R.R.     C .N.Armstrong was to hold
a monster meeting in the Theatre at Victoria   to
protest against the Governments attitude on the
question,a very lively t ime was expected.
It is reported that the body of Carbonates ocn
taining wire silver,1a much lurger than expect
Over the main body of galena   .a a snail layer-
lead crystals some three or four inches'thick,
above this formation is a large body of
carbonates from eight to twelve feet in tuioAn
with wire silver interspersed through the  cart
ates, We shall try and give the readers of the
Prospector a full and complete description of
of this new find, in our next i ssue .
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The  teams at  the North Star engaged in hauling
ore has been laid off until the road gets  in oon-j
dition to enable them to use wagons. '
Spring has oome, but the Gun Club has not  put   in !
an appearance.
A tidal wave of disapprobation is sweeping  over
the whole of Briti3h Columbia,and the proposed
assessment act will be modified to meet the wishes of the people.
I
Dont forget the Mining Association meeting to
night.
For the year ending June 30th 1695,    the sun of
.$72,000 ( or one twelfth of the t otal revenue o4' •
the Provinoe) was colleoted from miner 's 1 icensc-_;.
and record fees, in B.C.
A change will take place in the management of the!
Mountain House on the 1st of April. Mr .Wm. Forsyth1
has leased the premises,and'will fit renovate the
house,and open on the 1st of the month;The  bar
will be supplied with the best brands of liquors  j
and cigars.good accommodations will be afforded
to the travelling public.
Messers, Co well & Wallinger will shortly oommenoe  |
the erection of a new assay officepn main  street
The Spot man say's that he dont know mere he   is
going, and wants some to tell him where he  oan
drop on   some favored spot.now dont all  speak at
once.
We notice that Westport ia improving very nuoh,
the boys all say that Hank,is the coming  Mayor.
Jameo,Dur1ok,will go to Windermere on the next
stage.
Mi S3,Wallinger is visiting some friends at  Calgary.
DeRosiers,teams are expeoted In "from  the Plains
to-day,
Mr,Winterbottom,left per .the*Btage last Sunday
for Calgary.
Read and then subscribe for the Prospector,
"*v THE   PROSPECTOR "'AY,
C A R L I U    k   D U R  I   C  K,
GENERAL    KERCH  I  N  D T  .'■ . .
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Class C $2.00.
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