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Array Subscription, $1 per Year.
Kan)Ioops dOd District
tytyâ (Sazdte.
j£ Dfilontfiljf   (fourna[ devoted to ffte Defining Interests
of tRe district of HoM ^ate,
Ç&ritisfi Cofumêia.
June - - 1899.
No. 6.
issued Monthly.
Once in a While-
We sell something that doesn't wear
as well as it ought to. Maybe it's a
Syringe, or a Rubber Water Bottle or
When that happens we want to
know it.
We can make everything as satisfactory as quick as a wink if we only have
a chance.
When you spend a dollar here, you'll
get the worth of it just as sore as if
you'd put it in the bank.
The Only Trans-cont
TOURIST CARS     p»*^ ,<m
Through the Grandest Scenery on the Continent.    The most, direct ana"
cheapest route to
HWbe Ikootena^ =#^
^#!rTIMning district. ^
Anyone wishing information regarding the gold fields of the far-famed
£ootenay and Cariboo country should call on the Canadian Pacific Rail
way Agent. Through tickets to and from all parts to Europe, via all
Atlantic Steamship lines.
Honolulu, Fiji, Australia,
China and Japan
Via Canadian Pacific Railway Co. 's
For Particulars as to rates, tickets, terms, etc., apply to any
agent Canadian Pacific Railway, or to
W. O   MILLER, Agent,  Kamloops.
W. F. ANDERSON, Travelling Passenger Agent,
E. J. COYLE, District Passenger Agent, Vancouver.
Tickets to and from Have you tried our Teas and Coffees?
^_IF    NOT,   WHY    NOT?
Our Orange Pekoe and Monsoon
Teas cannot be beaten, and our
Java and Mocha Coffee is simply
Marshall & Todd, T25
Thos. Hornby
Transfer and     DEALER1N
•r*?^^frr-s-;^^ Hay, Oats, etc.,
Express. ?A?al înà
= :»■■:-■■■  !~=tt?tt WOOd.
Best Cumberland Blacksmith's Coal.
@| Headquarters for Prospectors and Mining Men. L
-*g||   Comfortable Accommodation.    Excellent Cuisine.   =^-
^1 Choice Stock of Liquors.    Rates $i per day. |^
J. A. La very, Prop.
i Canadian
Hnb Soo pacific Xine.
The Only Trans-continental Route Running Through
Trains From
Through the Grandest Scenery on the Continent.   The most, direct and
cheapest route to
^Qhe Iftootenaç =
«M/^/HMning ^District.
PI j
Anyone wishing information regarding the gold fields of the far-famed
Kootenay and Cariboo country should call on the Canadian Pacific Rail
way Agent. Through tickets to and from all parts to Europe, via all
Atlantic Steamship lines.
Honolulu, Fiji, Australia,
China and Japan
Via Canadian Pacific Railway Co. 'a
For Particulars as to rates, tickets, terms, etc., apply to any
agent Canadian Pacific Railway, or to
W. O   MILLER, Agent,  Kamloops.
W. F. ANDERSON, Travelling Passenger Agent,
E. J. COYLE, District Passenger Agent, Vancouver. Have you tried our Teas and Coffees?
-^       "="    NOT,   WHY    NOT?
Our Orange Pekoe and Monsoon
Teas cannot be beaten, and our
Java and Mocha Coffee is simply
Marshall & Todd,
Thos. Hornby
j^l#. THE    PIONEER
Transfer and     DEALER m
Express. S?aLand
^^JZ^^r^r.-^ WOOd.
Best Cumberland Blacksmith's Coal.
<J Headquarters for Prospectors and Mining Men. L
•££  Comfortable Accommodation.    Excellent Cuisine.   =^«
tH Choice Stock of Liquors.    Rates $i per day. P
J. A. La very,  - J - Prop. J. R. Hull & Co.
W$6»*4* BEEF, PORK, etc.
\ All orders^ ^our Line Promptly Filled.
Highest Briqe Paid for Hides and Skins.
jXwer^ Stables. [
^First-Class   Driving   and   Riding   Horses at
Reasonable Rates.
TvQOSTl|_EV,  Proprietor,
Miners Attention!
Hair-Cut, Shave or Bath
X3P   TO
James L. Brown's Rf^LslSS
BARBER SHOP. @osrr)opo1iîaî)      §0 «tr€Ctt
*    I Woîd     - *    i* ika'mloops, 3B.C.
'fife <§■»!
Large Central Sample Rooms. Comfortable, well ifuraished bedrooms.
Good Stabling. Rates fi to $2.50.
New Horse Corrall in connection.
P. A. Barnhart,
The Pioneer Saloon,
Kamloops, B.C.
The Best Liquors kept in stock.
A quiet and comfortable saloon.
All kinds of Newspapers.
John   O'Brien,    -   -    Prop.
Kamloops, B.C.
Under an entirely new management.
Headquarters for Nicola, Granite
Creek and Louis Creek Stages.
Every convenience for Commercial
Men. Good Stabling. Excellent
Cuisine. Free 'bus to and from all
Trains.    Well stocked Bar.
Chas. J.  Robinson,   =
Prop. Hudson's Bay Co.,
PROSPECTORS'nnnrnj™ mflpin Dtp
and MINERS'     ûUfrlilËA, IMlù, M,.
Sen& Ji)our Heeacing to_
Kamloops,  B.C.,
IRamloops flIMning <Sa3eîte.
No. 6.
What We Think.
We do not niean to meddle in any
way with politics, as we think that
in nine cases out of ten, it is a subject best left alone to those who
make it their business ; but in the
natural course of events, the tenth
time comes round, and we have to
stand on our hind legs to make a
remark. In this case we refer to
two recent Acts of Legislation, the
Alien Bill and the Eight Hour Law.
In our last issue, we alluded to the
fact that the Alien Bill would cause
endless trouble at Atlin, although
we dp not take any credit to ourselves for prophesying what must
have been apparent to anyone who
knew anything about the conditions
of the country. In several instances,
claims have been   "jumped" after
is all very well to say | ' Canada for
the Canadians," but Canadians as a
rule are not miners, and they are
the class of men we want just now.
Not but what there are plenty of
good miners in Canada, butt are
there really enough of them to open
up British Columbia as it should be
opened? Miners that come from
the United States, as a rule,
thoroughly understand their business, and if we cannot open up the
country ourselves, it seems ridiculous to act the ' ' dog in the manger, ' '
and keep everyone else out.
The Eight Hour law is causing no
end of trouble to mine owners, and
many of the smaller ones have had
to close down in consequence. To
bring the matter closer home it is
only necessary to refer to the Glen
Iron mine, which is now shut down
owing to the effect of the Eight
Hour law on the Nelson smelter,
with v hich it had a large contract.
Anyone who knows anything about
the matter at all knows that this is
the original owners had put in a | absolutely correct, Mine owners
considerable amount of work on I who are only employing half-a -
them, and some have even been re- dozen men, and who are probably .
corded as many as sixteen times getting little, if any, profit out of
with the Gold Commissioner. The i their outlay of capital, can hardly
land grabber,  or   -'hog," as he is  be expected   to   increase  their   ex-
called by some people, iias been very
busy, and has succeeded in corralling most of the best ground to be
penses and receive  eve
Some   of   the   people
cities,   or   have   nevei
obtained, one man alone possessing [min in
nearly forty   claims,   which he is
holding to sell.
immense fortunes are ai
out oi mines, and that a
  tunate owner has to do i
It does not seem quite  the fair his dividends a nd spend
thing to turn Americans out of the in some foreign  clime,
country altogether,  especially after there are   cases where in
i money
they have spent their money, and I very large profits, bat on the other
suffered all the hardships incidental hand there are plenty tliar- do not at
of prospectors in a new country. . It present yield a cent,  although 1hey
may do so some day. To ask these
owners to still further increase
their liabilities, probably already
strained to the utmost, seems somewhat unfair, and will have a tendency to drive capital out of the
country altogether. Again, the
average miner would far rather receive $3.50 for 10 hours than $3: for
eight. Fifty cents a day makes a
difference to him, whereas a couple
of hours work is nothing, for when
his day's labor is finished there is
nowhere for him to go, except to
bed, or perhaps to a saloon.
Mines & flining
Mr. Leon Boillot and Mr. Finch,
members of the French Exploration
Company, are in town. They are
here by the invitation of Mr. O. S.
Batchelor, who will show them over
the camp. They are on their way
to the Klondyke.
Mr. W. F. Robertson, Provincial
Mineralogist, was in town last week
for the purpose of interviewing the
Board of Trade with reference to the
minéral exhibit for the Paris Exhibition of 1900. A meeting of the
Board of Trade was convened on
Wednesday at which Mr. Robertson
attended. It was decided to request
Messrs. Redman & Outhett to submit a plan and estimate of cost for
the preparing of a representative
regular mass of bornite which was
cut through at the 150 ft. level last
winter. Drifting still continues in
ore of the same quality in the 250 ft.
Work is progressing on the Truth
with remarkable increase in the
quality of the ore. This property,
judging by appearances, will make
a name.
Mr. H. Stanley Atherton, a coal
mining engineer of the firm of
Atherton & Sons, colliery proprietors, of Bolton, Lanes., Eng.,
stopped off on Monday to visit Mr.
J. Redman, the mining engineer.
Mr. Atherton visited Coal Hill
camp, seeing the Pothook, Iron
Mask and Copper King. He did not
stay longer than a day as he was
going to visit the Dunsmuir and
other coal properties on the coast,
but he may return in the winter to
inquire into metal mining.
The Poihook has now a staff of 35
men, and the shaft is now down 310
feet.. The south cross-cut at the
250 ft. level is j ast  opened into the
A suitable building will be erected
for the reception of a British Columbia exhibit at the Winnipeg exhibition. An effort, has been made
for several years past to secure a.
thoroughly representative exhibit of
of the resources of this Province for
the annual Winnipeg exposition,
but lack of space accommodation
prevented success in this direction..
Special assistance from the Department of the Interior has made such
an exhibit possible this year.—Nelson Economist.
It is believed that the Provincial
Administration is somewhat divided
in opinion on the Eight-Hour legislation. The more cautious members,
None but the Purest Drugs^tsei in dispensing at ïK&MLOOPS MINING GA2ETTE.
including certainly Messrs.-Hume
and Cotton, are nofewifcboui«fears on
the ïeeuzs on the subject, whilst Mr.
McKechnie  is    enthusiastically  in
of reserving the rich grounds of the
AtMnr.district for British subjects.
It, now appears that there is a probability that the object in view may
favor of the jresèrietion of hours, •rb&fvBSts&tods inasmuch as there is a
;which«.was,: as   he declares,   largely* sdoabt as to whether the region  in
^brought about by the electors of the; ^question is within the British
Nanainio district* which henuepre- Columbian or North West-Territ-
sents.     Mr. ^Mastin yhas   not,   we ovies.*-, To settle the point the Topo-
^ithinfcyideelared himself, but he is graphical Survey Department of
-believed to endorse the legislation, Canada has sent an engineer to in-
as  it   follows   the  general   policy ^   vestigate. |j This-official's  report  is
swhiebf is-aèrongly -approved by most  being anxiously looked for, as upon
of his special supporters among, the
electors of Vancouver. Mr. Semlin
may probably, on the other hand,
be reckoned among the ministers
who "hae their doots. "—23. C
. Mining Record.
it a great deal will depend as to the
settlement  of   existing   diffirences.
ootenay Mining Standard.
In respect of wa:er
cases of the various hydraulic mines
in Carriboo diffier considerably.
Thus while tho Caii" oo Hydraulic
and Horsefly mines-desire^ winter
with much snow on- the hills, in
order to secure beyond doubt a
good water supply, certain of those
interested in Cottonwood Creok gold
-ventures of a like character are
somewhit ; nx ous, having a good
water supply secured in any caso,
lest the unusual amount of snow
which fell on the mount* i is Is:
winter may cause some interruption
of development work by flooUng.
B. C. Mining Record.
udoIv the' f(Queen'sPrizeman in Geology, London,
._ .£„__._„.    t Kng.)
•i.       Assayer and Mining Engineer,
I Kamloops, B.C.
Recent legislation preludnr
aliens from staking placer claims in
British Columb a h ?s « c •. so ed a
goo 1 d a! of ill-fet 1 ng ai d coi t .n-
tion. It was stated at the time the
bid was under discussion in the local
legislature th t the prohibitory
clause was inserted for the purpose
The present season will undoubtedly see considerable attention paid
to the eastern section of the Coal
Hill camp. The lead exposed on the
Python, is continuous to the southeast for a considerable distance, just
east of the Python it is crossed, and
broken up by a large dyke carrying
a considerable amount of iron
pyrites, to the east of this the lead
is solid and undisturbed for a considerable distance, and is «associated
with a vast body of magnetite. On
this portion of the lead are located
two claims of the Lleela group, and
four claims of the Kimberly group.
It is on the Kimberly group that
the most work is done. The open
cuttings on the Last Chance, the
Charlotte, the Keystone fraction,
a "id the Morning Star, have exposed
t îe lead for a distance of 2500 ft.
On the Last Chance and the Char- KAMLOOPS MINING GAZETTE.
lotte, the open cuttings are several
feet; in good solid ore, several tons
of which would average $30 per ton
in copper and gold are lying around
these trenches. A tunnel which is
driven on the Charlotte, for about
120 ft., is still some 40 to 50 ft. from
the lead, but has tapped considerable bodies of low grade ore, one
vein being 4 ft. in width, and another one being 7 ft. in width. With
further development this property
will undoubtedly make a large and
profitable copper-gold mine. South
of here, and particularly around
Jacko Lake, some good veins of ore
are being uncovered and worked on.
The copper ore of this section of the
camp, carries more gold and silver
than the western section. The
country is of a more solid nature,
and many of the veins can be traced
for a considerable distance by the
well-defined contact of syenite and
the diorite, the veinstuff or filling
being olivene.
An interesting and important discovery has been made and investigated during the last six weeks, on
the low hills at the foot of Coal Hill,
and only two miles from town. The
discovery was of a large massive
dyke of 'phorphyritic diorite, which
composes-'these hills, and carries a
considerable amount of native copper in granular formj and some
copper glance. A large number of
cuttings and two large openings
were made, and in every case the
apparently solid rock was overlying
a loose shattered formation. A
shaft is being sunk, and the more-
solid rock was reached at 15 ft.,
showing several stringers of the
finest copper glance, which yielded
in assay, gold 2 dwts, silver 5 ozs,
copper 55.1 per cent., giving a total
value in all of $126 per ton. A
winze is being erected, and more
work is to be done in this shaft, as
well as surface work in other parts
of the property. There are five '
claims located on this lead, the per,
sonel of the company being J. Redman, C. Outhett, A. Fowler, E.
Carter, J. Dillon, and P. Lyons.
The Pothook is now the banner
property of the camp. The method
of development is of the most
modern pattern, drifts and crosscuts are steadily blocking out ore
in the 150 ft. and 250 ft. levels, and
the double compartment shaft is
being pushed down still furthei, 30
men are now employed, and arrangements for the erection of concentrating works are under caraful
First Held Cnder JLast Sessiou's Amendment to Bureau of Mines Act.
The first examination   of candi- s
dates to act   as  assayers,   as   provided for under the   act   to   amend
the Bureau of Mines act, passed at
the last session of   the   legislature,
was  held last month at the Bureau of Mines.    The examiners weref
Mr. Robertson,  provincial mineral-1
ogist,   chairman;   Mr.   CarmichaeLI
provincial assayer,   secretary-treas-e
urer, and   Mr   W.   Pel lew-Harvey, I
The examination covered the follow
ing subjects :
(a).    Sampling—
Sampling of ores or furnace products and the reduction and prepar-^
ation of sample for assay, including
also the melting of gold dust and
sampling of bar for. .assay.
None but the Purest Drugs used in dispensing at KAMLOOPS MINING GAZETTE.
(b).      Qualitative   Determination—
In ores or furnace products of the
following:    Copper,     iron,   nickel,
antimony, arsenic and sulphur,
(c).    Quantitative Determination—
Bullion—Gold bullion, for gold
and silver ;
Copper bullion, for copper, gold
and silver ;
Lead-copper bullion, for lead, copper, gold and silver.
Determination of moisture,   volatile combustible  matter,  fixed carbon, ash and sulphur.
Ores and Furnace Products—
Fire assays—Gold, silverand lead,
by crucible method ;
Gold and silver, by scorification
Wet assays—Copper, by electroli-
tic, gravimetric, colormetric and
volumetric (cyanide or other improved)  methods.
Iron, by volumetric and gravimetric methods.
Nichel,   by. electrolitic   method
Lead, lime, zinc, sulphur and
silica, by   any   approved .methods.
Under the act, persons satisfying
the examiners that they have passeci
a course in practical, analytical or
assay work in any school of mines
in Canada, Great Britain or Ireland,
equivalent to the examination required here, will be exempt from
the examination, but must pay a
fee, which the government has
placed at $15 for a certificate.
Other candidates are required to
pay a fee of $10 when entering
their names for examination, and
$15 upon the issuance of the certificate.
After March 1. 1901, only those
holding certificates will  be allowed
to practice as assayers in the province.
Something; About Asbestos.
Asbestos is a physical paradox,
yet one of nature's, most marvellous produciaeffits.. It has been
called a mineralQgical vegetable; it
is both fibrous and crystalline ; elastic, yet brittle, a floating stone,
which can be readily carded, spun
and woven into tissue. In Germany it is known as steinflachs
(stone flax), and the miners of Quebec give it quite an expressive
name—uierre cotton (cotton stone).
The asbestos mines of Quebec are
the most famous in tbe world,
ryie&dmg 85 per cent of the entiiv.
product, Italy being the onlv oin-
pBfing country ; and there the industry is declining. Although
Ch vrlemagne is said to have had a
tablecloth of asbestos, which he
cleaned by throwing into the fire, iNJ
was practically unknown until 1850.
The Italian mineral was then exber-
imented with, and some years later
put on the market. In 1878 the
first Canadian mine was opened,
nnd the product steadily increased
uni! 1890, when 9,860 tons, worth
$1,253,000 were mined. There has
since been a decline in value, the
amount for 1896 being 12,200 tons
wor:.h $430,000. Asbestos is flexible, nen-combustible and a nonconductor of heat, and electricity,
and on these properties its increas-
l use depends. It is spun into
yarn from which cloth is woven for
d.-op curtains in theatres, clothing
f )i- firemen, acid-workers, etc. It
s made into lamp wicks and gloves
for stokers and ropes for fire escapes.
It is felted into millboard, to be
used as an insulator in dynamos and
as a fireproof lining for floors. It
is used to insulate electric wires and
W. K. Men*
.Manage 6
as a covering to prevent loss of
heat from steam pipes. Mixed with
rubber, it is used to pack steam
King* Copper.
The New York Herald of the 7th
inst., gives some interesting particulars of the great copper combine
now in process of organization.
This project is of such vast dimensions that the $75,000,000 company,
whose stock was put on the market
a short time ago, is said to be only
a small, preliminary step toward it.
The capital talked of for the new
concern is stated at anywhere between $200,000,000 and $400,000,000,
and the object of the combine is to
control the entire copper output of
the world.
There is less available copper in
the world today, and less in sight,
than is needed for current consumption, and the demands of the market are increasing. All the navies
of the world call for great quantities of this metal. It is needed by
the cartridge factories. The demand for it in connec ion with
electrical appliances is enormous, is
growdng rapidly, and may be ex- !
pected to expand even more rapidly j
than heretofore. This will account i
for the rise in price from 12 cents a j
pound on May 1st, 1898, to 19%
cents on the same date, 1899.
and Montana from 174 to 388, Bute
and Boston from 24 to 102, and so
The latest return of the world's
output of copper are for 1897, when
it was 405,931 tons, divided as
follows :
Europe   88,828
North America- 239,679
South America   31,984
Australia     7,440
Asia ..,    23,000
Africa   15,000
It thus appears that North America
produces 239,679 tons of copper,
against 166,252 tons produced by
the rest of» the world. Another
notable fact is that while the North
American output is increasing at a
rate that more than doubled it
during the last decade, the product
of the rest of the world is practically at a standstill, the increase
being only a little more than 1 per
cent, a year. It is easy to sse,
therefore, that the control of the .
American output means, tempoi-
arily at least, that is, until new
mines are opened up elsewhere, the
control of the price throughout the
This is the second time that an attempt has been made to corner the
copper market. About ten years
ago, Mr. Secretan of the S••■cieîe des
Immense fortunes have been J Métaux attempted the s im^ thing,
made in copper during the past and for a time succeeded in doub-
year, or, rather, in shares in copper ling the price of the metal, but he
companies. Indeed, it is hardly | could not keep it up, and when the
possible to suggest a copper stock j crash came it ruined everyone con-
that was not a bonanza for its nected with the combine. The peo-
owners. For example : Anaconda pie at the back of the present move-
went up from 25 to 67 in last year, ment are the Standard Oil concern,
Calumet and Hecla from 515 to 850, I but associated with them are W. A.
Centennial from 13   to   42, Boston} Clark and Marcus   Daly.    Thomas
Assayers' and Prospectors' Supplies at KAMLOOPS MINING GAZETTE.
W. Lawson, A. S. Bigelow and the
other great Boston copper capitalists
are also in it. Indeed, the scheme
had its origin in Boston, which has
for some time past been the centre
of the copper business of America.
It is intimated that the Rothschilds
are also interested in the deal to the
extent of furnishing a part of the
money. Ultimately the intention
is to put .the stock in the hands of
of the public, and if a crash ever
comes it will not be the rich promoters who will drop their money,
but the general" body of investors
who buy in at an advanced price.
When one thinks of tne enormous
power upon the fortunes of others
wielded by a company having $400,
000,000 stock afloat, the value of
which can be depressed or raised at
will, one shrinks from contemplation of what may occur as the result of this great project. It seems,
indeed, as if it should be made illegal for any combination to acquire
the power to manipulate such a
vast enterprise.
Simple Go.u Tests.
The following simple tests for
gold may prove of value to prospectors :
For gold in oxidized ores, pulverize and place in   a   porcelain   lined
After roasting test as with oxidized
To find gold in telluride, heat a
lump of ore on wood or coals until
it comes slowly to a cherry red,
then drop it quickly into salt water.
The gold w ill appear in globules on
the surface of the ore. It is best to
test several pieces at once as one of
them will be liable to have the right
temperature. If no gold appears,
pulverize and use pan. Any free
milling ore containing as much as
$12 per ton in gold will show colors
when roasted, pulverized and
washed down in the gold pan. If
a piece of ore that is two incht s
square shows a color or twoj it is
generally rich enough to work.
A test for tellurium is to pulverize
the sample to a fine powder and mix
well with half its weight of sal soda
and pulverized charcoal ; put into an
iron spoon and heat Until all the
charcoal is burned away ; dissolve
in very hot water, but nor. boiling.
If there be the least trace of tellurium the water will be colored a
dark amethyst or purple, according
to the percentage in the ore.
Unoxidized telluride minerals ai e
of metallic lustre, varying in color
irom silver white to steel gray ;
quite brittle and soft, that is easily
scratched   with   a   knife.    A    rich
vessel or tea cup, and cover with specimen of gold telluride ore will,
iodine and allow it to stand for two wheii heated in an open fire, show
or three hours. Then dip into it a globules of gold.
piece of white filter baper, dry and j A very simble test for this char-
burn it, and if it gives a purple acter of ore is to place a minute
color gold is present, and the deeper fragment of the mineral in a whit e
the purple the richer the ore.    For j,  and add a drop  of
other ores with this test, snch as
pyrites, the ore must be roasted ;
where lime is present, the ore must
be roasted twice, the second time
adding   carbonate     of    ammonia.
concentrated sulphuric acid ; heat
the acid gently oyer the flame of a
spirit lamp, and a beautiful carmine color is at once developed.
Should the tellurium be associated
with other minerals, however, this
test is of little or no value, as they
would interfere with or conceal the
reaction.—Miner and Electrician.
Local Claims.
Assessment work has been done
on the Tough-nut by W. Ogleby.
This claim shewed up very well.
Work is being continued on the
Anglo Hibernian group, the shaft is
being timbered up, and a windless
has been erected. Sinking will continue in the course of a day or two.
The copper glance from the bottom
of the shaft this week, assayed 85
ozs. silver and 55.12 of copper, total
value of $125. Some fine samples
of ore from this shaft are to be seen
in the office of Messrs Redman and
•C. Went worth   Wood paid    $100
In lieu of work on the Eureka.
The O. K. group has been bonded
t "> some eastern capitalists.
The B. C. Express Co. brought
down a shipment of gold dust last
week worth $10,000 from the flon-e
Fly mine Cariboo.
Two miles of the North Thompson river at Jameson Creek, have
been leased by a company for gold
dredging purposes.
Messrs.     Redman,   Howie,    and
Oathett   have   just   completed the
assessment work on the Laura H.
at Jacko Lake, with very promising
Mr. Cotton has issued a circular
to the effect, th it the owner of a
mineral claim whether crown
granted or not, has the right to the
timber on the said claim, but such
owner will have to pay the royalty.
This seems fair as it protects the
claim owners from the depredations
of others.
Mr. de Keyser of Ashcroft has invented a gold saving machine that
will help along the hydraulic properties in Cariboo. It is fixed on to
tbe end of the gold dredgers, and
handles only the tailings, guaranteeing to save 100 per cent of the gold.
It is called the electric cyanide amalgamator, and plants with a capacity of from 10 to 10,000 cubic
yards per diem can be constructed
on the ground. It is the best
machine that has ever been invented,
Mr. de Keyser having spent about
14 years in bringing it to perfection.
When once in general use it will
probably revolutionise (he placer
industry of the country.
Things look a little qiret in Lyt-
ton at present, owing to the fact
that most of the men are ouï m the
hills prospecting or doing development work.
A quantity of mining machinery
for dredges on the Fraser River be-
ween Lytton and Lillooet is on the
way from England.
Messrs Clark and Rogers' mine at
Gladwin is proving very satisfactory
to the owners, who are now sinking
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on the ledge to connect with their
tunnel, which has been driven in
about 265 feet. They get occasionally very encouraging samples with
visible gold.
The placer mining was not prosecuted as extensively as last year,
the bulk of the gold having been
taken out by Chinamen.
Drifting continues on the Pothook,
about 45 ft. has been made in the
drift on the 18 ft. vein, at the 150 ft.
level. This vein fully maintains its
average value at 50 ft., it will be
again cross cut and drifting will
still continue. In the course of a
few months, there will be quite a
large block of ore got out on this
level. Sinking is being continued
in the shaft, and the south cross
cut, at the 250 ft. level is being
pushed on, but is still some distance
from reaching the 18 ft. vein.
the whim gets to work, sinking will
te continued down about 100 ft.
A remarkably fine vein of copper
pyrites has been uncovered on
Louis Creek, on the Princess claim,
belonging to Messrs Graham, Husband and Fennell. This assa vs high
in both gold, silver and copper, and
runs about 16 iuches wide between
well defined walls, it has been
traced about 100 ft. up the mountain. A very large sample of ore. is
to be seen at the Inland Laboratory.
There is a considerable amount of
development work around Jacko
Lake. J. Blair and Coughlin are
continuing work on the Ada group.
Messrs Batchelor, Rogers and
Harrison have gone out to do de
velopment work on the Coal Hill
Copper mines in the Jacko Lake section.
Work is progressing on the Cop-      Mr E. 0,   Wood   E. and M. E.  is
per King, the tunnel is now in about   busy   surveying  the camp for his
130 ft., and the same quality of ore  map.    The map will fill a long felt
is being obtained. j want, and will prove very  both to
  | claim owners and investors.
Work is being pushed on the
[Truth Mining Company's  property,
adjoining the Pothook. Mr. H.
) Asbby,  the well-known manager of
the Pothook, purchased a quarte *•
[interest in the group. A staff of
I men have been  put at work,   and
the property is showing up in a
I promising manner.
The Hall Mines smelter at Nelson
has closed down in consequence of
tbe 8 hours Jaw. The local result
of this is that the Glen Iron mine at
Cherry Creek has had to follow suit.
The latter had received a contract to
supply a very large quantity of their
ore for fluxing to the smelter, and
the company were looking forward
to a busy year.
A horse whim is now being
erected on the Noonday, the great
free milling gold ore prospect. The
«shaft is now down over 60 ft., when
The Pothook management has
calied for tenders for the laying of a
steel tramway.
Work on the Copper King is progressing fast, seven men are now
employed. Two shifts are being
worked in the tunnel which is being
driven to tap the main lead.
Cedar—2 miles N.E.   of Harper's
Camp, Andy Derby ; May 8.
Champion Copper— 4 miles S. of
Kamloops, on Peterson's Creek,  M.
Snee ; May 9.
Hickery—2% miles N.E. of Har-
The Minister of Mines gives notice j Per's Comp, J. A.  Donaldson ; May
that an extension of time has been  9.
granted to the 1st Sentember, 1899, Hillside (fraction)—6 miles S.W.
during which all claims legally held °f Kamloops, adjoining Montgom-
on Swift Current Creek and tribu- er^ Hu^ Murphy, M. Delaney ;
taries in the Tête Jaune Cache dis-1 Calumet (fraction) — adjoining   E.
trict are declared laid over.
Shannon—opposite Cherry Creek,
N. side of Kam Lake, S. Macartney ;
May 1.
Trent—opposite Cherry Creek, N.
side of Kam Lake, G. F. Monckton ;
May 1.
Little (fraction)—8 miles S.W. of
Kamloops, H. G. Ashby ; May 4.
Lorn   Swede — N.   side   of   Nicola
River,  opposite Petite Creek, Peter
Larson ; May 5.
Robin Hood—N. side of Shuswap,
% mile inland, W. Meadow Creek,
John Mclntyre ; May 6.
Stragout—N. side of Shuswap,
j % mile inland, W. Meadow Creek,
C. D. Alger ; May 6.
Copper King—N. side of Shuswap,
% mile inland, W. Meadow Creek,
Donald Mclntyre ; May 6.
Kohinoor—N. side of Shuswap, %
mile inland, W. Meadow Creek,
Malcolm Mclntyre, May 6.
Maryland—10 S. of Kamloops, Mr.
Carden's Ranch, Joe McGee ; May 6.;
Deleware—10 miles S. of Kamloops, Mr. Carden's Ranch, Jos.
Donelson ; May 6.
Red Chief—7 miles S.W. of Kamloops, adjoining Goodenough, Laura
Hardy ; May 8.
boundary of Noonday, J. F. Wells ;
May 9.
Manchester — Ten Mile Creek,
Nicola, John Clapperton ; May 10.
Aberdeen—Ten Mile Creek, Nicola, J. W. Bloomhead ; May 10.
London—Ten Mile Creek, Nicola,
C. J. Winney ; May 10.
Seymour—on Shuswap Lake, 9
miles W. of Seca mous, L. McQuar-
rie ; May 10.
Irene (fraction)—8 miles S.W. of
Kamloops, Jas. McQuarrie ; May 10.
Hope—N. of Salmon River, Mr.
W. Bell's place, Jas. Stewart; May
Olive—3% miles E. of Harper's
Ranch, John C. Arnell, Rio Biggar,
May 12.
Rose—3% miles E. of Harper's
Ranch, T. J. Bloomer ; May 12.
Rustler—on Cherry Creek, N. of
Roper Ranch, M. Delaney; May 12.
Minerva—3% miles S. of Main-
mette Lake, S. J. Woodward ; May
Mountain View—3% miles S. of
Mammette Lake, Thomas Woodward ;.May 13.
Dandy Jack—6 miles N. of Nicola- ■
Lake, John Clarke; May 13.
Warp—on Coal Hill, adjoining,
Copper Queen, J. R. Hull ; May 13.
Montgomery   (fraction)—on Coal
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Bonanza ;
Hill, adjoining Copper Queen, E. H.
Jones, May 13.
Green Mountain—8 miles S.W. of
Kamloops, Jas. Donaldson ; May 15.
Deer Park—8 miles S.W. of Kamloops, R. H. Lyon ; May 15.
Treadwell—2 miles N. of Kamloops, Treadwell McCoy ; May 15.
Balla—6 miles from Sicamous, E.
side of Shuswap Lake, in Dufferin
Group, A. Emond, A. McKenzie ;
May 15.
Anaconda (fraction)—near Jacko
Lake, adjoining Omega, O. S. Bachelor ; May 15.
Ashby (fraction)—7% miles S.W.
of Kamloops, adjoining Pothook,
J. J. Carment, May 15.
Atlin (fraction)—7% miles S.W.
of Kamloops, adjoining Piper, W.
W. Berridge ; May 15.
Eureka — about 100 yards S. of
Pennys Station, H. W. Crawford ;
May 16.
King George (fraction)—Coal Hill,
adjoining Liberatus, J. R. Hull ;
May 16.
Patsy Doolin—iG miles S.W. of
Kainloops, S. of Rogers Ranch, Jos.
McGee ; May 17.
Red Jacket—2% miles N. of Harper's Camp, 1 mile west of Gordon,
Go. K. Woods ; May 20
Copper Bell — Ten Mile Creek, j
North Nicola, W. Smith ; #Lay 20.    j
Blue Bell — Oregon Jack  Creek,
Cariboo Road, Stewart Henderson ; !
May 20.
Mother Lode—Oregon Jack Creek,
Cariboo Road, Jas Shield ; May 20.
Owen Sound—Oregon Jack Creek,
Cariboo Road. Rod. McDonald ; May
Iron King (fraction)—7 miles S.W. |
of Kamloops, adjoining Cliff, Henry
Croft ; May 20.
Hawk—7 miles S. W. of Kamloops,
H. Nome ;
May 20.
Sportsman—7 miles S. W. of Kam -
loops, adjoining Bonnie Hue, M.
Delaney, H. Murphy ; May 20.
Towser—7 miles S.W. of Kamloops, adjoining Delaney, M. Delaney ; May 20.
St, John—4% miles S.W. of Kamloops, J. S. Bennet; May 22.
Lake View—Jacko Lake, Thos.
Howell ; May 22.
Dandy — Jacko Lake, John Redman ; May 22.
Plymouth Queen—near Ten Mile
Creek, Nicola, Rose Clapperton ;
May 23.
Bengal — about 4 miles W. of
Lower Nicola, H. Wells ; May 23.
Waterloo — 1% miles S.W. of
McLeods. Nicola Road, A. Derby,
C. Erickson ; May 23.
Blossom—% mile from Quilchena,
J. Nash ; May 26.
Red Chief—S. side of Nicola Lake,
1 mile from village, G. W. Aidons ;
May 26.
. Washington — S. side of Nieola.
Lake, 1 mile from village, H. G.
Neelands; May 26.
Hamilton—S. side of Nicola Lake,
1 mile from village, Allan Whittet ;
May 26.
Shamrock—E. side of Shusw^ap
Lake, A. Petocke ; May 26.
Mary Maud—1 mile W. of King
Solomon, on Ten Mile Creek, Nicola
River, E. J. Sirett : May 26.
Laura Stanley—Coal Hill, N. of
Monitor, H. C. Matthews ; May 26.
Intercolonial—Coal Hill, adjoining Sam, Hugh Murphy ; May 26,
Copper Reef—8 miles N. of Nicola
Lake, Mill Creek Copper Coy. ; May
No.   I   Empire — 8  miles   N.   of
, E. McCartney,
Nicola Lake, Mill Creek Copper Co. ;
May 26.
No. H Empire—8 miles N. of
Nicola Lake, Mill Creek Copper Co. ;
Neptune—2 miles S. of Kamloops,
Anglo Hibernian Mining Co. ; May
Copper Prince—9 miles S.W. of
Kamloops, Jas Ross, J. Morley, J.
R. Hull ; May 27.
Cowboy—N. of Mountain View,
R. H. Winney ; May 27.
Colleen Bawn—1 mile S.W. of
Golden Star, J. J. Carment ; May 27.
Odmahoun—S.W. of Coleen Bawn,
H. G. Ashby ; May 27.
Cruiksheen Lawn—1 mile S. of
Lucky Strike F. P. Giddings ; May
Shawn Rhu—% mile S. of Lucky
Strike, J. J. Carment ; May 27.
Kerry Gow—S. of Shawn Rhu,
H. G. Ashby ; May 27.
Minnie—Cherry Creek, 1 mile W.
of Lyons Ranch, T. D. Costley ;
May 29.
Fog Horn (fraction)—7 miles S. of
Kamloops, adjoining Iron Vault,
Geo. Fennell ; May 29.
Gold Standard—4 miles N.E. of
Harper's Camp, J. A. Donaldson;
May 30.
Silver Blossom—2% miles N.E. of
Harper's Camp, J. A. Donaldson,
Robt. Graham ; May 30.
Victoria — 12 miles S. of Kamloops, on Nicola Road ; J. H. Morrison ; May 30.
Kino—1% miles S.W. of Kamloops, M. Delaney ; June 1.
Regulator—9 miles S. W. of Kamloops, M. Delaney ; June 1.
Swanhilda—4 miles below Mam-
mette Lake, near Ten Mile Creek,
Thos. H. Murphy ; June 1.
Leeming (fraction)—about 5 miles
S.W. of Kamloops,  adjoining Mid
night Star, E. J. Leeming ; June 1.
Golden Chart—3 miles S.W. of
Kamloops, Golden Chart Mining
Co. ; June 3.
Keystone—3 miles S.W. of Kamloops, Golden Chart Mining Co. ;
June 3.
Amador—3 miles S.W. of Kamloops, Golden Chart Mining Co. ;
June 3.
Ground for A—5 miles S.W. of
Kamloops, Alf Fenton ; Jnne 3.
Big Sioux—1 mile E. of Nicola,
Princton Road, 10 miles from
Nicola, H. H. Schundt ; June 3.
Wabash—2 miles E. of Harper's
Camp, Robt. Graham, J. A. Donaldson ; June 3.
Panhandle—% mile N. of Harper's Camp, Robt Graham ; June 3.
Woodwin — 6% miles S.W. of
Kamloops, W. J. Harvey ; June 6.
Constance—4 miles S. of Kamloops, Jas P. Dillon ; Jure 6.
Keystone (fraction)—4 miles S. of
Kamloops, Ed. Bradley ; June 6.
Ophir—3 miles S. of Marquart's
Ranch, John Marquart ; June 8.
Noonday—5 miles west of Nicola-
Lake, adjoining Nimper, Chas. T.
Revely ; June 8.
Alma—4 miles S. of Mamette
Lake, W. W. Stumbles ; June 8.
Eclipse (fraction)—8 miles S.W.
of Kamloops, N.E. slope of Sugar
Loaf,  M. Delaney ; Jnn* 10.
Dandy Joe—5 miles N. of Nicola
Lake, J. H. M tin sell ; Juno 10.
Copper Queen—5 mile- N. of
Nic )la L ike, adjo nlng D i-ndy Jack,
S. R. Richards ; June 10.
The Peach—5 miles N. of Nicola
Lake, adjoining Copper Queen, F.
Lambert ; June 10.
Hopeless—1% miles N. of the
he'd of Nicola Lake, J. N. Moore;
June 12.
Fancy Toilet Articles at McCartney's Drug Store. When you want-
A First=Class Suit
Both Stylish
And N^3t
Call and examine my Stock éjf    m^
* flmported Goods!
Merchant Tailor. I
The Kamloops Drug* Co.,
3> iS^S>^S> 8<S^S^SxS^J>
Dealers in     Assayers' and Prospectors' Supplies,
Pure Drugs, Chemicals and Proprietary Medicines.
rHE  KAMLOOPS DRUG CO.,  Ltd.,   have purchased the Drug
business of Messrs. Clarke & Co., and, in addition to our present stock we now carry the largest and best assorted stock in the int.e r-
ior, which we shall sell at coast prices.
Is up-to-date and is thoroughly equipped for the dispensing
of Physicians Prescriptions and Family Recipes. None but
the purest drugs used in dispensing.
W   "H. flcCARTNEY, flanager. f
Kamloops House
P.   HEROD,       -      -      PROPRIETOR.
Is the place where you can be sure of getting the
Choicest fines and Liprs and the Best Brais of Cigars
©çster Cocktails an&
Œom anî> 3errç ©ur Specialties,
Bed Roek Prices !
At the Miners' Outfitting House. #^
J. J. GUEST & CO.. L
((q Kamloops, B.C. qj\
MAIN STREET,     -    -    -     KAMLOOPS B. C.
 Wholesale and Retail	
^■^ k       ij And Dealer in
Butcher **
All Orders Promptly Attended to. % Œborouôbls affrsteClags Ibotel    ^  IRates ffrom $1.00  to   $2.00
for ano Commercial ûben.  W Per 2>as.
....^Ol)î*>eal   î^^«l-
About 50 Yards from the Station.
Kamloops, B.C.
IRapoleon Xatremouille, fl>rp.
Grand Pacific Hotel,
Kamloops, B.C.
F"HB Nearest House to the Railway
■     Station.     The   only  convenient
Hotel for Railway Travellers.    Good
Rooms.    Good Table.   Good Liquors.
ueen s Hotel, K^toop^Bc.
Brick Building Throughout. Comfortable Accommodation. Good table.
Electric Lighting. Latest Sanitary
Arrangements. Stabling Unsurpassed.
Splendid View of the Thompson
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P/ (?
All kinds of Stoves and Heaters made specially for saving fuel    ^
and giving the most warmth. ^
Tin and Granite Ware a Specialty. ^
4= 40 c§3   Our Skates are unequalled and we have a large stock to select from.   4> 4° 4=   ^&(
Cutlery, Carving Sets and Plated Ware. /\
& m
mM ^y\/E have just received ^
4t a car-load of ^
Which is the very best flour
to make your bread with.
The Imperial Brewing Co., Ltd. l|
Ginger Beer, Soda Water,  Lemonade, and other  Asr
UNDER our new management we have permanently secured the services of a first-class brewer,  who has
thoroughly overhauled our cellars, and  we are now
prepared to furnish the market with our new beer, which is second to none, and sure to give satisfaction.    Give us a trial.
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We have always been noted for the fine  quality  of  our
work—that's why we are alwa}7s
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good printing, like good eggs,
ma}7 be spoiled in the setting.
It is the setting that receives our
greatest care, combined with
If in need of fine printing, telegraph, telephone or write us, as we are never too busy
to attend to all orders.
f Everything
first-class press work.
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