How wildcats damage a country

Not much Jargon here, but enough to show a lingering impact on British Columbia English……Most of my readers will know “cultus“, but I leave it to you folks to figure out the rest of the sentence below!

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Prospectors act more against their own interests than anyone else’s by staking and selling wildcats, snow locations, and cultus prospects generally.

— from the Ainsworth Hot Springs (BC) Hot Springs News of June 29, 1892, page 2, column 1

What do you think?