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IRamloops flïMning ©a3ette«
JULY, 1899.
What We Think.
Owing to a.n article appearing in
the August number of the B.C.
Mining Record reflecting on the
management and floating of shares
of the Python mine, we determined
to pay it a visit ourselves, and if
possible gain a little information on
the matter.
We shall only relate exactly what
we saw, and may state right here
that we did not. put on our rose-
colored spectacles, but neither did
we put on blue ones.
On Friday morning, August 4th,
in company with Mr. E. C. Woods,
CE,, we procured horses and rode
over to the mine. On the other side
of Clapperton's ranch, nearly three
miles from town» there is a short
cut running through a gulch, passing an abandoned coal mine, and
connecting with the newly graded
wagon road that leads to the mine.
This road was made at a cost of
about $250, and is a first-rate One for
the purpose for which it is to be
used. Winding round the side of
the hill, there is scarcely any grade
at all till the bunk house is reached.
The old road could not have been
, used as a wagon road as there are
several very steep places where it
would be impossible to do any hauling, and even supplies for the camp
would have to be packed in. On
reaching tbe bunk house, we tied
up our horses, fed them with hay,
and started off up the hill to where
the shaft is situated.
What is called the Python group
consists of five claims, three full-
sized ones and two fractions. They
are named the Python, Noonday,
Copperhead, Python fraction and
the Calumet fraction. They are
situated about 3% miles southwest,
as the crow flies, and about 4%
miles by road from Kamloops.
At the shaft two men were
handling the windlass, hauling up
ore in an iron bucket, while a third
was shaping timber for the inside of
the mine. Mr. Woods procured
candles, and the next thing to do
was to get to the bottom. The only
way this could be done was by
placing one foot in the loop at the
end of the rope and holding on with
both hands while the men lowered
us down. It is not at all an unpleasant sensation, and not nearly
so difficult as it looks. It is a 4ft. x
4ft. double compartment shaft, very
solidly timbered, and 55 feet in
depth. About 25 feet down there is
a small landing and a short drift,
but we did not stop there. At the
bottom Mr. Woods was awaiting
with lighted candles, and together
we entered tho longest drift, some
35 feet in extent. Here the walls
are well defined, the higher grade
ore being on the footwall. With a
rule we measured eight feet from
wall to wall, the vein trending in,
what appeared to us, in a south-east
erly and north-westerly direction. We
picked a few specimens from the
walls of rich-looking copper pyrites,
with peacock-colored spots running
through it. Ore has been taken out
the full size of the vein, and averages after rough sorting about 15
per cent, copper and from $4 to $5
in gold.
We examined three other short
drifts, all of them shewing mineral,
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and then made pur way to the hoisting rope, where we were quickly
drawn to the surface, emerging into
the bright sunlight blinking like
owls. Mr. Lane is foreman at the
mine and apparently throughly
understands his business. Along
pipe connected with a stove, in
which a fire is kept burning, runs
down into the shaft drawing up all
the bad air.
It is the intention of the Company
to continue sinking tha shaft, timbering as they go along, and there is
any amount of material for that
purpose as the whole hill is covered
with fine trees.
A few yards from the shaft there
is a solidly built ore chute, from
which a tramway some 150 yards in
length, runs to the bottom of the
hill on to another chute on the wagon road. Here a blacksmith's shop
has been erected, and when we
arrived a man was busily engaged
rivetting frogs. Going back up the
hill we started to trace the length
of the vein across country.
About 300 feet west of the shaft
there is an open cut about 60 ft in
length exposing the vein, which we
followed to the adjoining claim by
means of small holes exposing the
cropping at short intervals.
The vein is said to be traoable beyond this line bat we did hot think
it necessary to go funnel.
Returning to the shaft we in the
same manner traced the vein to the
eastern boundary of the Noonday
claim, near where is a man now at
work cross trenching the vein,
which shows up heavily mineralized
at three feet depth. This tracing
was very easy, and covers an extent
of 3,500 feet on the company's property.     The   shaft   was   originally
sunk as a large single compartment,
but timbering being necessary before sinking further it was decided
to take out enough more ground to
make it double, and then proceed to
open up a first-class prospect into a
mine and do it in mining Shape.
The ore chutes will hold about 30
tons each, and area labor-saving
necessity in making up carload lots
from a small opening underground.
The tramway will be entirely gravity
in operation, the full car descending
pulling up the empty, and the speed
regulated by a friction brake. There
are several tons of high . grade ore
on the dump and more being hoisted'
with every bucket. A splendid opportunity offers for a tunnel to tap
the vein at good depth, and eventually it is the intention to drive it
in. At the foot of the hill, on the
end of the Copper Head claim, is a
fine body of water of over 60 acres
area, over 8 to 12 feet in places,
and supplied by two springs on the
side hill, one of which provides the
mine with sufficient for all domestic
From what we saw we consider
the showing made exceedingly good
for the short time the property has
been in operation, and certainly
warrants the expense of opening it
up to a great depth. The management are keeping the work well in
hand, and system and economy are
carefully considered. At present
there are 10 men at work, but it
will not be long before the force is
greatly increased, and either two or
three shifts will be run.
Climbing hils in the hot sun is
tiring work, and we were not sorry
when we heard a coo-ee announcing
lunch. Back we went to the bunk-
house, a wooden structure about 72
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ft. x 18ft, kept beautifully clean,
where we found all the men assembled ready for the mid-day meal.
After a wash in some cool spring
water we sat down at a substantially
laden table and performed the part
of trencherman to the best of our
ability. The meal over, pipes were
lighted, and half an hour's rest indulged in. The view from here is
really superb, and it is one of the
prettiest spots imaginable for a
camp, being more like a picnic
ground than anything else. Saddling up our horses we wended our
way over to the Hillside claim,
where we found Mr. Freeman Harding who took us over his property
to show the amount of work done.
Here there is a shaft some 40 or 50
feet in depth, the ore being of a
similar character to that found
nearly all over the hill.
After looking over the Python we
must confess that we are somewhat
at a loss to understand the bitter
attack made on that property in the
jB. C. Mining Record. Amongst the
principal grievances are that the
company is over capitalized and the
exaggerations in the prospectus.
Granted that this is a fact, would it
not have been better for the writer
to confine himself to that instead of
indulging in personalities? Also it
would have been better had he taken
the troubie to ascertain all the truth
about the property and been more
correct in his facts and figures.
Anyone who has visited the Python
knows that there is more than a
"forty foot hole," also that it is not
a single compartment shaft but a
double one. The article also says tha j
"so far some copper stained reck
has been encountered and some few
stringers of copper pyriiic ore," and
yet in another place it goes on to
say that "from information of a reliable character we are given to understand that the Python claim is a
tolerably good and promising prospect, which if first developed and
then capitalized at a reasonable
figure might give the public a fair
chance of realizing on the investment " Speaking for ourselves we
should not consider ' 'a few stringers
and some copper stained rock" a
fair investment. We should want a
little more than that for our money.
As we have stated before we traced
the lead across country for nearly a •
mile, and it is so plain that the
greenest tenderfoot might follow it.
In the shaft we measured the vein
eight feet from wall to wall, which
does not quite correspond with the
writer's idea, of a "stringer. " We
might also say that Mr. M. P. Gordon is not "interested in one of the
properties," beyond holding it on
No doubt the promoters were ill-
advised in issuing the form of prospectus they did, but that the Python i
has the makings of a big mine we,
and anyone who knows the property,
have not the slightest doubt.
We do not intend to constitute
ourselves the champions of the Python Mining Co., and a little healthy
criticism will do it no harm, but
there is a medium in all things. The
article in the Record is altogether
too severe on the management, and
while pointing out their faults and
failings does not give them any
credit for the work they have done.
We are looking forward to the day
when Coal Hill will be one of the
biggest copper mining camps in
British Columbia, and do not think
, E. McCartney,
it can be so very far off, seeing the
interest which it is arousing in
mining circles, both in Eastern Canada and Europe.
[We do not hold ourselves responsible
for the opinions which may be expressed
in this column. No notice will he taken
of communications unless accompanied hy
the full name and address of the writer,
and no letters will he published in the
current issue which are received after
Tuesday. Brevity is essential to insure
To the Editor of the Mining Gazette:
Sir,—I have read the criticism in
the Mining Record on the Python,
and find it is entirely misleading.
If the Record had criticised the action of the underwriters in asking
50 cents a share for the stock, I
should entirely agree, but excepting
this one thing the whole article is
spiteful and unjust. The writer of
the criticism, or at least the one to
whom suspicion points, is practising
as an assayer and mining engineer
at Kamloops, ridicules the title of
M.E. applied to Mr. W. F. Wood.
Mr. W. F. Wood has to my knowledge conducted an assay office in
Kamloops, and has been managing
more than one mine in the last t en
years, and is a well educated man.
If this does not qualify him to the
title as well as our friend who is
hardly a year from a city college in
the old country, I don't know what
does. The article also cast a slur on
the assays. Now every miner in
Kamloops knows that the assays
quoted, which averages $75.06, are
correct as applied to the ordinary
pay streak of copper pyrites. The
article also implies dishonesty to Mr.
Gordon and Mr. Pegram. Well, fortunately these gentlemen are so very
well known, that the implied charge
will not affect them more than a
shower of rain would injure a duck.
The charge of wasting money on
the road, bunk-house, and tramway
does not amount to anything. The
cost of the surface work already
done only amounts to a small sum,
and there is ore enough in sight to
pay for it, and the criticizer well
knows that the company intends to
do permanent work on the claim,
and a road and bunk-house are an
absolute necessity.
A stranger on reading the criticism
would infer that the company was
promoted to fleece the public. Now
the critic well knows that the company was formed to make a paying
mine of the Python, and he also
knows that the chances are very
greatly in its favour, that the assays
are correct, that the "pond" he
mentions has also been known as
"Guerin's Lake," and is a lake, containing 100 acres of water surface,
20 feet deep, snpplied by springs atone end, and drained by a ditch at
the other end for irrigation purposes. That the mine is all right
everyone knows : the price of stock
is a matter for the public to adjust.
O. S. Batghelor.
Kainloops, B.C., Aug. 7, lb99.
Tho Cause of*.
When a mine irais to pay there
are often numerous excuses 1 o offer
for such failure. One most commonly heard is "the old rattletrap
of a mill" would not save the gold.
It is a well known fact that some of
the simplest and most primitive,
mechanisms save free gold cjosnly
when properly manipulated, and an
old rattletrap of a mill can still be
made to do good work if thnre are
no holes in the bottom or sides of
the mortar, though it may not
have as high an efficiency as a more
modern mill. The fault usually
lies either with the men running
the mill or in the ore being too poor
to pay, unless it be unsuited to the
free milling process, when the finest milling machinery will do no
better.    Another excuse for failure
Assayers' and Prospectors' Supplies at is bad management. It is undoubt-
edty trt^e that many good mines
have been ruined, or, at any rate,
temporarily shut down by reas ya of
bad management, bnt a really good
mine will stand considerable bad
management. It is the poor mines
which will not pay under any management that are grossly mismanaged and large sums of money extravagantly expended.—Canadian
Mining Gazette.
The Profits of Mining.
The Witwatersrand in the Transvaal in 1887 produced only $405,000
in gold ; in 1896 the product was
about $44,000,000. In eleven years
it was over $240,000,000.
The Comstock lode of Virginia
City, Nev., in the past 20 years has
produced $320,000,000 of gold and
silver ; the gold production was only
$8 per ton of ore.
The Calumet and Hecla, south
shore of Lake Superior, up to
March, 18Ô9, paid $60,850,000 on a
capitalization of $2,500,000.
The Alaska-Treadwell, a mine
with ore valued at less than $3 per
ton, generally much less than that,
and not to be compared in extent
and value with the properties on
the Hammond Reef in Northwestern Ontario, paid up to April, 1899,
$4,070,000 in dividends.
The Ontario, Utah, up to November, 1897, paid $13,557,500 in dividends, and the Mollie'Gibson, up to
a recent date, $5,000,000.
The Homestake of South Dakota
has received from its shareholders
only $200,000, and, though not
equal in extent or richness to some
of the low-grade properties in
Northwestern Ontario, paid up to
April, 1899, $7,431,250.
These are but a very few instances of the enormous profits of
mining in regions where generally
the conditions are less favorable
than in the new gold fields of On-
Panning Gold.
A. W. Robinson contributes an interesting article to Cassier's Magazine for May, in which he describes
the process of panning gold. He
explains that the primitive mode of
hand washing is by the pan—a
shallow dish of sheet steel, about
eighteen inches acioss and three
inches deep, with a flat bottom and
flaring sides. The much-used expression, "pan out," has its origin
in the early gold mining days when,
after washing down to the last fine
particles, the results in the pan were
eagerly looked for. Inasmuch as
there are about a hundred pans to
the cubic yard, it will be seen that
a penny's worth of gold to the pan
would be valuable ground when
worked by modern wholesale
methods. Panning gold is a rapid
and simple operation to an experienced miner, but to the novice it is
slow and laborious. By a few gyratory movements with the lip of the
pan under water the bulk of the
gravel is quickly washed over the
edge of the pan, while the gold
settles to the bottom. The process
is then continued, with repeated
lappings of the water carrying off
a little sand and gravel each time
until there remains only a small
quantity of the heavy magnetic
black sand always found in gold-
bearing gravel. In this sand the
occasional gleam of a golden l ? color ' '
is seen, and then comes the interesting and delicate part of the cpera-
tion. Every grain of black sand
must be carefully washed away,
leaving the grains of gold perfectly
clean. The determination of values
can be made only by weighing the
results of a number of pans or from
a definite volume of material, but
the number of " colors " to a pan is
often used to indicate values. A
color is a particle of gold apparent
to the naked eye, and as the visible
particles vary in size from a pin
point upwards, they can have no
definite value. Next following the
pan is the rocker. This is the panning operation performed continuously in a wooden box mounted on
rockers, and fitted with a sieve and
shelves below, which serve as sluice
boxes for catching the gold. Many
wandering miners ma*ke a living by
rocking out the surface gravel in
selected spots along river bars and
in favored points in valley bottoms.
Hints On Mining.
Mining is a perfect legitimate
business, and when conducted on
business principles will give greater
returns with less risk than any
other investment of the same
amount of capital. One of the
reasons that so much money has
been sunk in mining ventures is
that investors, in their haste to po-
sess the Midas' touch, Lave lost
their heads, and in their mining
schemes have used methods that,
if applied to their everyday business, would inevitably bring ruin ;
then the crash comes, and muring
is blamed for it.
In fact, it speaks highly for mining as an investment that the failures are not more numerous than
they are when we take into account
the opportunities that it affords for
the exhibition of rascality and
gross ignorance.
The sooner our business men
cease to look upon a mine as a gambling institution the sooner it will
be placed upon a business footing,
which will insure bigger returns
and surer ones.
In purchasing, we should first of
all distinguish between a "mine"
and a "prospect.'\ Many prospects
are placed upon the market as
mines, but this is manifestly unfair ;
for though a prospect may, upon
development, turn into a paying
mine, yet it is not invariably the
It is here where we have the
most urgent need for the skilled
mining and geological expert. I
use the word "skilled" advisedly,
for during all booms a certain class
of men will obtrude themselves upon
the public notice as experts whose
authority is allowed to pass unquestioned, but who have no real claim
to the title they have taken to themselves. Secure, then, the services
of a skilled expert, and he will give
you a good idea of the value of the
prospect, and of the probable chance
of its developing into a paying mine.
Do not begrudge your expert his
fee, for a couple of hundred dollars
invested in this way may save you
several thousand dollars, or be the
means of your making much more.
The prospect having been purchased, the next thing is to do is to
develop it, and see whether a mine
can be made out of it. Here is a
rock upon which many a hopeful
company has been wrecked. Nothing should induce a company to
expend one dollar on machinery until the existence of a large body of
ore has been demonstrated,  and if
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the amount of capital be limited
this is doubly important. Perhaps
the only exception to this rule will
be found in the case of a vein that
is known to pass through adjacent
properties that are being successfully worked. The prospect, by
development, having now risen to
the dignity of a mine, the next step
is to secure the plant —mills, smelters, etc., that may be needed to
bring the ore into a marketable
shape. And here a word of caution may not be out of place
Having ascertained the proper method of treating the ore, procure the
best plant obtainable for that work,
and remember that the best machine is not always of the newest
We have in proof of this only to
look at the thousands of dollars
worth of new-fangled mills, etc.,
that have been discarded at some of
our mines, and have had to be replaced by others of a more ancient
Reliable assays are, of course,
essential, When the sampling has
been properly done an assay will
give one an accurate idea of the
value of the body of ore from which
the sample has been  obtained.
There are cases in point where so-
called experts have selected from a
vein samples which assayed over
one hundred dollars per ton, and on
the strength of their report a mill
has been erected, small, it is true,
yet costing far more than the company could afford to lose. It could
not be understood why the amalgam did not form more quickly on
the plates until an assay of, a sample obtained from eight or ten tons
of ore revealed the fact that the
average  ore  did  not  carry   more
than three dollars' worth of gold
per ton. The company, having a
limited capital, was stranded ; but
had they had assays made ^froth reliable samples, they would not have
invested in machinery when they
did ; and had the money, foolishly
wasted, been utilized in developing
their property, pay ote might have
been struck deeper down, and the
company been to-day in a position to
go on with their undertaking.
Sampling should be done as much
as possible by rule of thumb, and
should be effected without relying
any more than can be helped upon
the judgment of the sampler.
With regard to ore that is mined,
by using well-known methods
there is no difficulty in obtaining a
portion of rock that fairly represents
the whole, but in a vein that has
only been stripped, and where no
blasting has been done, the matter
is more difficult In this case,
small portions about the same size
should be taken from every square
foot or two of the vein (being
guided to a certain extent by its superficial area) and the whole ground
and well mixed together. While
this involves more trouble than the
taking of small samples here and
there at random, yet in the first
case we obtain a sample that represents with tolerable accuracy the
surface value of our ore deposit,
while the sample obtained by the
latter method is practically valueless.—Canadian   Mining   Gazette.
The announcement has been made
in shipping circles that thousands
of tons of iron ore have been purchased in Newfoundland by local
capitalists for shipments to this
port to be manufactured into steel.
, E. McCartney,
The German steamship Claudius,
capacity nearly 5,000 tons, has been
chartered for the Newfoundland
trade. The demand for iron and
manganese ores for the manufacture of steel is tremendous and not
only are the mines in distant British India, and on theA Black Sea,
ana* Mediterranean* fSëà districts,
being drawn on to supply this demand, but shipments are being
made from Rio Janiero and other
quarters of Brazil.
Great discoveries of copper are
reported from several points on the
Yukon, most of them being in Canada- Copper will mean more for
that region than gold. Indeed
every year brings to light more
proof that the northwestern corner
of Canada is certain of being a
great and permanent industrial
centre. A vast domain of marvellous wealth awaits development
there, and all that is needed is a
provincial government with suffi
cient courage to take hold of the
work. The co-operation of the Dominion government could undoubtedly be secured.—Colonist.
The Canadian Mining Gazette a
smart up-to-date journal published
In Toronto, says : British Columbia
possesses immense deposits of first-
clffss iron ore. The Glen Iron Mine
alone has an enormous amount of
magnetite of exceptionally good
quality in sight. The Gazette also
mentions ' 'with regard to rich copper in B. C. in Nicola a man named
Albrecht Schmidt has a 4% foot
ledge of ore that runs 76 per cent
copper and from $2 to $18 in gold
and silver.
Kamloops Mining Gazette for $1
per year.    Advertise in it.
Local Claims.
On King's Peak, Jacko Lake, a
free-milling quartz proposition has
been discovered. It is a whit quartz
ledge about a foot in width and
tracable for over 300 yards. Assays
from average samples, we are told,
have given $111 in gold, and $48 in
The shaft on the Noonday is now
down over 100 feet.
A. G. McDonald & Co. keep working steadily near Wallace's ranch,
the vein is shown up by crosscuts
for a distance of 1,000 feet, showing
an average width of. 10 feet of vein
matter, of which about 4 feet is
high grade ore. Assays give from
$15 to $76 in gold and silver.
J. Fle3twood Wells is busy opening up the cinnabar claims on the
Hardy mountain.
The Noonday is down to 100 feet,
from which point a level is being
driven towards the west. The vein
looks better now than for 60 feet before. The next few weeks' work
will be watched with interest on
this promising claim.
Work on the Copper King tunnel
is being pushed rapidly.
Mr. Leon Boilldt has bought an
interest in some properties at Jacko
Lake for a cash consideration.
None but the Purest Drugs used in dispensing at
An extension of time has been
granted by R. H. Lee to H. Croft,
on his bond on the Chieftain group.
W. E. Deeks has given an option
on his Nicola Lake properties King
Solomon, and Midnight claims to
Norman Mc Leod.
The Hill Top Mining Co. has been
formed consisting of Leon Boillot,
P. Lr Fearnand O. g. Batchelor.
Mr. Henry Croft came up last
month, and drove out to the Pothook on his monthly inspection.
He is well satisfied with the shew-
ings. The second cross cut on the
eighteen foot vein at the one hundred and fifty foot level is now
twenty two feet, all in good ore,
without the hanging well being
reached. This increase in width is
not only very gratifying in itself,
but is about four feet of the finest
ore ever seen on Coal Hill is shewing. Some fine specimens can be
seen in the office of Redman &
Outhett. A carload will be shipped
to the Trail Smelter at an early
date. f This is by way of testing
only, as the management do not
propose to commence stoping out
ore until their own concentrator
plant is in position, which will be
some time yet.
The new plant will include a 50
h.p. hoisting machinery, a 5 drill
air compressor plant and 5 machine
drills. This will enable to the sinking and drifting to proceed at an
increased rate—a very healthy sign
in the camp.
Mr. Benjamin Savage has just returned    from    doing   development
work on his claim the Mountain.
Thjs claim adjoins the Iron Cap,
and the surface showing is one of
the best in the camp. The claim is
worthy of the attention of investors
from the excellence of its prospects
and the fact that the owner only
asks a moderate figure. The Mountain also closely adjoins the Truth-
Dakota group, on which latter
development work has lately been
done with the most encouraging
The Manager of the French Ex- '
ploration Company will return here
next Autumn, and hopes to find
development has changed some of
the promising prospects into possible
mines so that his company may be
able to invest, as he likes the country
very much and would like to operate
Mr. Thomas is cross-cutting on
the Possum to try to find the extension of the Wheel Tamar ledge.
Mr. Dillon is sinking on his free
gold vein at Jacko Lake. The claim
has been bonded by Messrs. Redman, Outhett and others.
Mr O. S. Batchelor has been elected a member of the American Institute of Mining Engineers-
The map of the camp is nearly
completed, and should be offered
for sale within the next month or so.
Some important mining deals are
being completed as we go to press,
. E. McCartney,
Manager. t
but as the documents are not yet
signed, the deals cannot be given to
the public.
Eleven men were laid off from
the Pothook, on account of the inability of the present hoisting gear
to keep even with their work. As
soon as the new machinery is installed a full staff will be again
A French syndicate has bought an
interest in a large quartz vein between Kamloops and Tranquille,
about four miles from town.
We hear that the prospects on the
Truth  groun   are   very promising.
Mr. P. L. Fearn, mining engineer
from New York, has examined some
properties in the camp, and recommends more development work on
such promising prospects.
The Kimberly owners intend  driving their tunnel another  25   feet.
Alma—4 miles S. of Mammette
Lake, W. W. Stumbles ; June 8.
Eclipse (fraction)—8 miles S.W.
of Kamloops, adjoining Golden
Rule, M. Delaney ; June 10.
Dandy Joe—5 miles N. of Nicola
Lake, J. H. Munsell ; June 10.
Copper Queen—5 miles N. of
Nicola Lake, adjoining Dandy Jack,
S. R. Richards ; June 10.
The Peach—5 miles N. of Nicola
Lake, adjoining Dandy Joe, Frank
Lambert ; June 10.
Copper King—5 miles N. of Nicola
Lake, adjoining Copper Queen, F.
Lambert ; June 10.
Hopeless—1% miles N. of head of
Nicola Lake, J. N. Moore ; June 12.
Orphan Boy (fraction)—6 miles
S.W. of Kamloops, adjoining Montgomery, H. Crawford ; June 16.
Maggie—% mile W. of Big Sioux,
P. A. Sehmedt ; June 17.
Giant—1 mile E. of Mansfield's,
Nicola-Granite Creek Road, Philip
Sehmedt ; June 17.
Morning Star—Highland Valley,
adjoining Last Chance, Rose Burr ;
June 21.
Cumberland (fraction)—S.W. of
Murphy's Cabin, 2% miles E. of
Cherry Creek, adjoining C.P.R.
track, Pat Connery ; June 22.
May—E. side of Scotch Creek, 6
miles N. of Great Shuswap Lake,
J. B. Henry ; June 22.
Dor ris—1 mile S. of Kimberly
group, W. J. McGregor ; J une 22.
Polly—E. side of Scotch Creek,
about 6 miles N. of Great Shuswap
Lake, adjoining Dominion, C. L.
Behusen ; June 26.
Jubilee (frac)—6 miles S.W. of
Kamloops, J. Donaldson ; June 30.
The Flat—1 mile S. of Kamloops,
W. A. Brownlee ; June 30.
Devon—North of Penny's, across
the Thompson, A. J. Colquhoun ;
July 4th.
Clipper—2 miles S.W. of Luckv
Strike, P. Herod ; July 4.
Alberta—1 mile N. of Courtney
Lake, D. McCallum ; July 4.
Queen Victoria—on Granite Creek
road, adj. to Maggie on W., H. H.
Schmidt : July 5.
Elizabeth—5 miles W. of Nicola
Lake, H. H. Schmidt ; July 5.
Copper Cache—5 miles N. of
Nicola Lake, adj. Maple Leaf, H. R.
Winney ; July 5.
Maple Leaf—5 miles N. of Nicola
Lake, Thos. Carrington ; July 5.
Anaconda—on Coal Hill, 4 miles
S. of Kamloops, Geo. Fennell ;
July 5.
Last Chance—on Oregon Jack
Creek, 10 miles W. of Ashcroft, J.
M. Mclvor ; July 8.
Copper Queen—on Ten-mile Creek,
Nicola, Thos. Neville ; July 8.
Eureka—11 miles N.E. Rockford,
W. N. Hennie ; July 10.
Assayers' and Prospectors' Supplies at KAMLOOPS MINING GAZETTE.
Spy—on Criss Creek, A. J. Colqu-
houn ; July 10.
Mersey—on Criss Creek, A. J.
Colquhoun ; Juïy 10.
Esk—on Criss Creek, G. F. Monck-
ton ; July 10.
Afton—on Criss Creek, G. F.
Monckton ; July 10.
Klootchman — 25 miles W. of
Kamloops, N. side of Lake,. M. M.
Holland ; July 10.
Sitting Bull—25 miles W. of Kamloops, N. side of Lake, Alex McLean ;
July 10.
Big Kid—in Otter Valley 3m. s. e.
of Princeton wagon road, Frank
Mansfield, July 13.
Quilchena— about 600 yards e. of E.
O'Rourke's pasture ; Thos. Ahearne,
July 13.
Red-near Dorothy Flat; O. S.
Batchelor, July 15.
Minto(frac)—6%m. s. w. of Kamloops ; A. McDonald & F. A. McLeod,
July 15.
Trapper-50 m. n. w. of Sicamous ;
W. B McKechnie, July 18.
Lost Cabin—same as above ; J. A.
Leslie, July 18.
Fisher Girl—5 m. w. of Nicola L. ;
Hugh Irvine, July 19.
Roxberry~3 m. e. of Nicola L. ;
W.Monro, July 19.
Pride—n. of Stevenson's ranch on
Nicola R. ; E.Cousins, July 22.
Sir Henry Irving-% m. from
Mamette lake ; Ed. Dupont, July 22.
Pine—3 m. e. of Nicola lake ; Jas.
Corbett, July 22.
Noonday—5 m. e. of Nicola on Mill
creek ; Jas. Fleming, July 22.
Gold Bug~7 m. s. of Kamloops ; G.
D. Harrison and G. G. Rodgers July
Eagle Pass—7% m. e. of Sicamous ;
D. Willis, Jnly 27.
X. L. C. R.~4m. n. of Nicola lake,
G. R. Philp, July 27.
Rose—at King's Heak 1 m. e. of
Jacko lake ;Hecla Mining Co. July27.
Providence—26 m. from Sicamous
on Seymour Arm ; R. Caverley, July
Goldie Pearl—on Nicola lake ; T.
Lagasey, July 27.
Buena Vista—n. side of Nicola L. ;
Thos. Legasey, July 27.
Smuggler—4 m. e. of Coutlee ; W.
Murray, July 29.
Ox-5 m. from Mamette lake ; Ed.
Dupont, July 31.
Caw-same as above ; A. B. Ferguson, July 31.
Mammette No. 2—same as above ;
S. Macartnev, July 31.
Little Johnnie—Thomas Hunter.
Bonnie Brae—M. P. Stewart.
Auckland—M. P. Stewart.
Tough Nut—W. L. Ogleby.
Apex—J. M. Mclvor.
William—W. Snee.
Newark—G. F. Monckton.
Penthue (fraction)—W. F. G.
Fannv—Chas. Curnow.
Schillings Best—T. Hislop.
Pothook—Scottish  Copper Mines
ISpndicate of B.C.  Ltd.,   for 1899,
900, 1901.
Bonawaa—Scottish Copper Mi tips
Svndicate of BC, Ltd., for 1900,
1901, 1902.
Gold Mask—Scottish Copper Mines
Svndicate of B.C., Ltd, for 1899,
1900, 1901.
Piper—Scottish Copper Mines
Syndicate of B.C., Ltd., for 1899,
1900, 1901. 1902.
Boss — Scottish Cobper Mines
Svndicate of B.C., Ltd., 1899, 1900,
Night-Hawk — Scottish Copper
Mines Syndicate of B.C., Ltd., 1899,
1900, 1901, 1902.
Midnight—Scottish Copper Mines
Svndicate of   B.C.,  Ltd., for 1900,
1901, 1902.
Iron Vault—Scottish Copper Mines
I Syndicate of B.C., Ltd., for 1899,
11900, 1901,  1902.
W. F. McCj
Cliff — Scottish    Copper    Mines
Syndicate of B.C., Ltd., 1899.
Gatineau Beaver, Gatineau Beaver
Mining Company, for 1899 and 1900.
British   Lion,   Gatineau    Beaver
Mining Co., for 1899 and 1900.
Canadian Boy,   Gatineau   Beaver
Mining Co., for 1899 and 1900.
Maple Leaf, Gatineau Mining Co.,
for 1899 and 1900.
Bonnie. Etta, Wallace and   Armstrong.
North Star, W. Thos. Newman.
Dawson, M.   Snee,  for  1900 and
Kinlough, T. D.   Guest,   July   7.
Tally Ho, H. A. Brown,  5   years,
July 14, 1899 to 1904.
Sunlight, A.   J. Colquhoun, July
Traveler, Richard Blair,  July 10.
Grey Eagle, Wilson   Mining   Co.,
July 11.
Eagle King, E.  Dupont,   5  years,
July 11.
Norrh Star,   E.  Dupont,   5 years,
July 11.
Sunlight—A. J. Colquhoun.
Trawler-R.   Blair.
Grey Eagle, Eagle King, and North
Star—Wilson Mining Co.  for  years
1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903.
Python- M. P. Gordon.
Monte-Carlo- G. J Rodgers.
El Ultimo- G. F. Moncton.
Gra^s Roots--M. S. Wade.
Blue Bell—A. Newton.
Empire No 2—Mill Creek  Copper
Lytton-J. A. Mara,
Smuggler—J. Irving.
Lucky   Strike—B.   C.    Exploring
Atlin—W. W. Berridge to Scottish
Copper Mines Syndicate of B.C. Ltd.
Little    Boss—H.    G.    Ashby   to
Scottish Copper Mines Syndicate of
B.C., Ltd.
Iron King—H. Croft to Scottish
Copper Mines Syndicate of B.C.,
Keef—J. R. Vicars, % to Jas
Winnipeg—Lewis T. Blair to H.
G. Ashby.
Norma, Keno, Regulator — M.
Delaney to William G. Milne.
Laurier—J. L. Brown, % toD. H.
Sunlight—W. J. Noring, % each
to A. J. Colquhoun and G. F.
King Solomon, Midnight—Charles
Brown and Harry Snimbles to W.
G. Deeks.
Princess—J. W. Lesson to Ceci1
W. Ward.
Gatruever Beaver Group — B.
Savage, % interst to D. Hobbs, S.
Ash, and Albert Phillips.
Grev Bird—Sam Macartney to Jas
: Pothook, Bonanza, Midnight,
Gold Mask, Night Hawk, Boss,
Iron Vault, Piper, Cliff, Hawke, to
Scottish Mines Syndicate, Ltd.
Klondykc-J. Morrill to  H. Todd.
Alpha-M. S. Wade to S. Henderson.
Possom and Pink Domino-F.
Thomas to S. Henderson.
Mountain Chief-A. B. Ferguson
to W. J. Irving.
Almadeu-F. J- Fulton to W. J.
Providence-R. Caverley to Alph.
Wheal Tamar, White Cap, Blizzard, Monte Carlo-G. D. Harrison to
P. L. Fearn, O. S. Batchelor 6-24 to
L Boillot, G. J. Rodgers 3-24 to P.
L. Fearn.
Gold Bug-G. D. Harrison and G.
J. Rodgers to O. S. Batchelor.
Mikado, Skookum Pup, Night
Hawk, Anaconda- O. S. Batchelor
to L. Boillot.
Treadwell Mining Co. % to O. S.
Copper Butte, Skookum Pup- J
Fleet to O. S. Batchelor,
Fancy Toilet Articles at McCartney's Drug Store v.n
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il Manufacturers of..
Ginger Beer, Soda Water, Lemonade, and other Aerated   Drinks.
NDER our new management we have permanently se-
j  ■    cured the services of a first-class brewer, who has
yfe thoroughly overhauled our cellars, and we are now
~~ prepared to furnish the market with our new beer, which, is sec-
7 ond to none, and sure to give satisfaction.   Give us a trial.
Orders by mail or otherwise promptly attended to.
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^        lc-   NOT,   WHY    NOT?
Our Orange Pekoe and Monsoon
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Pure Drugs, Chemicals and Proprietary Medicines.
HE KAMLOOPS DRUG CO., Ltd., have purchased the Drug
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