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Ferguson, B. C. OCTOBER 9, 1903.
$2 fl  V:
He Speaks at Sheffield
on Questions of the
Da}--He is Courageous
Hon. R. F. Green Is the Choice of the Kaslo Riding   He Is Elected by
a Good Majority.
Comments upon Premier _3al.oui''b
speech at Sheffield agree that lie
handled the question of a new fiscal
policy with conspicuous candor and
courage Ho demands for the government of thej country the power to say
importation shall not be freo except to
those who consent to give a corresponding freedom In their markets to our
producers' and exporters.
lit the cud of tho proceedings Ml'.
Balfour may be amazed at his own
moderation! had he gone further he
would eertaiolv havo had tlio support
cf tho great majority present, as
proved at tne proceedings of tlie conference during the day and hy the fact
that the enthusiasm of tho meeting increased in exact proportion to the approximation his attitude came nearer
that; of I'liaiobei'lain's. It is quite
clear there Is a strung and enthusiastic
leeling jn favor of Chamberlain's complete programme.
Tho 30tb annual conference of tho
Conservative association opened at
Sheffield on October 1st with an ua-
Mrccedcnted attendance attracted by
atijunusually interesting political situation. Nearly 2,00(1 delegates were
present. The delegates who were prepared to voice tho opposition to preferential tariff's appeared to bo considerably in the minority.
��� In moving tlie adoption of the all-
pua! report Mr. Lowe, M. P., chairman
of tho committee, deprecated the conference expressing a .decided opinion
ou the tarllf-yueution' in behalf of the
parly until Josejih Chamberlain had
fully explained his views.
Cheers greeted Air. * Chamberlain's
name and the interruptions of Mr.
Lowe's remarks soon made it manifest
tbat there were grave differences of
opinion on the fiscal policy.
Though thc maj rity  .oined to favor
tho bold departure Irom tho present
system proposed by Mr. Chamberlain,
t excited    interrupters    declared    tlie
ountry would never be ripe for a food
��� tax, but tlieir voices woro drowned hy
the chorus of those asserting that tho
country must be educated thereto.   _\
reforeuco to tho resignations of Chan-
I cclloi* of the Kxehequor liitchio und
Indian  Secretary Hamilton,   brought
forth a cry of "good riddance."
After resolutions had been adopted
calling forthe regulation of alien Immigration, the redistribution of parliament seats, etc, a resolution was
nlovetl by Sir John Dorington, M. P.
Tho resolution deals solely with Premier Hal four's proposals, uot touching
on Mr, Chamberlain's.
Henry Chaplin, JI. P., in supporting
the ollieial resolution, moved tho addition of a "rider" thanking Mr.
Chamberlain for his patriotic efforts
and expressing approviii'of any practical scheme to promote a closor political
and commercial union of tho empire.
District Oourt.
The full sitting of tho district court
was held in Trout Lake on Tuesday,.
October Oth, Judge Forin presiding.
Tho docket was light, thero boing buta
few unimportant .cases hejw'dj but thero
was a large bunch of mechanic's liens
from Camborno against the North-
wesiorn Development Co., which wore
not disputed.
Judgo Forin roturned' south by way
of Kaslo on Wednesday's boat,
Saturday last dawned bright and
pleasant) and boing election day in
this provinco and the first election
whon there was a division on partv
linos, one was glad to seo a line day, so
that a iarge voto would he polled.
There was a larger voto polled, too,
both in tho Kaslo riding and the
province than was cxpeeted.
At Ferguson, Deputy Returning
Officer John Atkinson, assisted by Poll
Clerk E. (I. Woodward, wore kept
busy tit times, but had plenty of leisure
to read the papers between' votes from
10 a. m. to ."I p. m. There were a number of hots made and considerable
money changed hands, Hilly Pool's
offer of 11 to I for any amount up to
$5,000 ou Ciceo seemed to havo thc
the effect of shuttiugoir  betting.
The scrutineers wore: For Croon
W. Skinner and Frank Harbor; for Re-
talltick, II" Hodge aud J. Q. McKinnon;
and for Shannon, A. J. Cordon and
Dave .Morgan.
Three rotors wero challenged, and
one man wished to vote, but his name
not being ou the list be was not permitted to do so.
Ferguson being tho Socialist stronghold, when tho ballots were counted
and the poll stood Shannon (1(1. Orcen
68, a;ul Retallack *S, Green's supporters
felt very confident that their man
would be elected. The wires were
down and though tho service had boen
arranged for, wo wem left till Sunday
for news from the outside and confirmation of Green's election.
Tho Liberals also woro hopeful that
their man, Retallack, would head the
poll, but ho was found to bo 12 behind
Croon. Certainly he did not poll u big
voto in Ferguson, for N was less by half
than was conceded to him by thc opposition. Retallack was in the race
throughout tho riding, but Shannon
was not.
Tlie following statement shows thc
different polling stations and the number of votes east at oaoh for tho different candidates:
Con. Lib. So.
Kaslo     13. 135 20
Silver Cup mine       .. :; 24
Ferguson      off $ till
Trout Lake      .'1.1 .'17 17
(ierrard        I I C
Poplar       II f:i 'fl
llowscr        7 -I 2
Lardo       U 7 I
Whitewater        �� 12 17
Ainsworth      17 II! I
Pilot Ray       6 11 I
Total    280       ..li)    l��(i
Majority for (Irocn���,'lff.
The following summary shows the
standing of thc parties in the province,
corrected to dato. It will bo scon that
the Conservative party have a majority
of five, and In case of the Independent
and two Socialists voting with the opposition, which is most uu|i|joly, the
government would still command a
majority of two, and after electing the.
speaker tho straight Conservative majority would bo one. This, however,
would be enough, l**ut there is no doubt
the gpvefnraent will Introduce sucli
legislation that the support of the Socialists will bo with them. What we
want is good honest legislation:
Are I lon aid .Lillooet
Wright Yiuii*
McBride Dewdney
young Ulin j
Cotton  Richmond
Houston   Nelson
Fulton Kamloops
Fraser ..Grand Forks
Ross .Fernie
Gifford .Vow Westminster
Tallow Vancouver
Garden Vancouver
Wilson. Vancouver j
.Maegowan Vancouver!
Bowser Vancouver j
Ellison Okanagan;
Taylor Revolstoke!
Green Kaslo i
Pooley  fequlmalt |
Shatford Similkaineen
Cliff'ord Skeena
Grant Comox
Wells Columbia
Tanner Saanich
Henderson -Vale
Oliver Delta
King Cranbrook
Urown Creenwood
Molunes Alberni
Murphy    Cariboo
Jones Cariboo
.Macdonald Rossland
Cameron Victoria
Drury Victoria
Hall Victoria
MoNiven Victoria
Paterson Islands
lOvans Cowichan
Munro Chilliwack
SOt.'IA M.-I'I'S.
Hawthornthwaite Xauaimo
Williams .Newcastle
Davidson Slocan
Conservatives     22
Liberals     17
Socialists      2
ludopendent-Lubor      1
3 dim.
au i nuuLJ
"III) Hi
The Grand Trunk Pacific
Carried in Commons.
Amendments Defeated
On the Lists.
|   Tho number uf voters on thc lists in
ithe  eleven   I'ldlngS  of   Southeastern
British Columbia totals 10,41-1 as foi-
J Cranbrook  I,-.")-.
Pernio,..<  1,135
rtovGlstoleS  1,085
Ymlt*  1,004
Nelson  070
Rossland  000
Grand Forks  0iJ8
[Casio '  892
Slocan  816
Oreenwood  "II
Columbia  til!)
Total 10,414
The Probabilities.
Since A, .!_. McPhllllps, the attorney-
general, tuul A. S. Coodove, provincial
secretary, did not -yet elected, tit is
probable that W. R. lioss, the member
ielect for Fernie, will be taken into the
(cabinet,-and also Thos, Taylor, the
member elect for Kevelstoke. Fraser
of Grand Forks is being boosted for
cabinet recognition, but-it is generally
bolioved that Mr. Taylor is mure
justly entitled to the honor.
A reconstruction of the cabinet will
tako place before the house meets and
it is thought that Hon. Chas. Wilson
will be made attorney-general and most
likely Thos. Taylor will bo made provincial [secretary. Hon. il. F. (Irocn
will retain the portfolio of ministerof
mines. A combination something on
the above plan should make a strong
government, and wu believe confidence
would be restored and the country will
push ahead rapidly.
There is much hard work ahead of the
government beforo the houso meets.
and they will need to reconstruct and
get into harness at once. Premier
McBride and bis ministers have most,
ail had considerable experience, ?->o
thoy should not be unndlcapped iu that
way, hut pub their shuilders to the
wheel at onee.
The Timo Changed.
-V change has been mado in the time
of dispatch ing mails from Nelson north
to Kaslo and Laf'doau. fn future the
mails will leave at live iu tlie morning
by tho steamer Ktlslo, on Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays, and come in
on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Tho mails for tho Lardoau will
close at midnight at Nelson on Sun-
jdnys, Tuesdays and Thursdays, The
change causes a delay of nine hours
eaeh way in the transmission of mails
over this route, aud Including tho
earlier closing of tho mails a diffor-
��� euce of fourteen hours in the time
! taken to send a .letter from Nelson to
Poplar or Trout Lake.���Nelson   News.
Honry Covington, woll known In tlie
Lardeau, returned to Ferguson Thursday.
, The Provincial Pairs.
Tho Now Westminster Fail' wan a
grand success, notwithstanding lhat
tho date of the elections conflicted
somewhat aud had tho ell'eet of lessening the attendance. The exhibits wore
rather above the average, just as
abundant and in greater variety than
in former years.
The Nulson Fair was successful beyond expectation, and there is now no
question but it will be mado an annual
ovent. Nolson is centrally situated
and large crowds of people will attend
anothor yoar, since it is known that
tho management will insure a good
show. ____
A Raro Collection.
Mr, and Mrs. Abrahamson of Trout
Lake have the 11 nest aud most unique
collection of Poplar ereek specimens
tlmt wo have seen. The collection consists of jewelry of most all kinds, made
from polished Poplar gold quartz and
set in brooches, pins, rings, etc. The
collection has been taken to tlie Spokane fair by .1. J. Young. M. [_. A. of
Calgary, to put on exhibition along
with the splendid specimens of native
quarts, which wero shown at Nelson.
The Abrahamson collection adds
greatly to the intorest and rarity of the
lot.    '  '
Poplar Creek Gold.
One of the most interesting exhibits
at tho provincial fair is the display of
specimens of gold quartz from Poplar
ereok.' Theso wero brought down from
the interior yesterday and are now
placed in several cases near the western enhance.���Columbian.
The Laurier government's transcontinental railway bill received its third
reading In the house of Commons at
Ottawa on September 30th.
The vote upon which it was adopted
was 75 for to 35 against, a majority nl
4��i for tlie government, tiie voto on tin
amendment being reversed.
Tho bill has been before tho house
since July 30, exactly two months, und
has been discussed as no measure ever
was before. It has occupied tlie attention of parliament for' a longer period
than any other lull since eon fed.-ration, Among the other long debates
Was the Franchise aet, 1835; the National Policy, so called, in 1SSP; the
Canadian Pacific contract in ISS1, and
the Remedial bill in I8UH.
Fourteen amendments wero proposed on the third reading of the National Transcontinental Railway bill,
and all were voted down byastruight
party majority.
The bill will be reprinted and will
reach the senate probably on Friday
next, it will likely tako three days
and probably more in the upper house.
This will depend upon the length of
the sittings.
Tho senate bill to amend the steamboat inspection bill was given its third
reading. The object of the measure i;
to permit and roguluto thc speed of
Silvor Advances.
Silver is advancing under the influence of certain causes, the price
having readied 5031 cents per ounce
within the last few days. The demands
of France aud India for coinage purposes aud the heavy purchases by tlu
i United States government for Phllll-
pine coinage have all' drawn on the
available supply to a noticeable extent.
Then the conferences of representatives of various governments for thc
purpose of establishing commercially a
ratio of exchange between gold and
silver-using countries, presumably at
3__ to 1, is influencing prices towards (J5
cents per ounce. Tho dominant sme :
ling and ore-celling concern ol the
; United states, wblch is dlso largely
i concerned in silver production, both in
the United States and Mexico, ia also
. inlluontlal in advauclu�� prices. .Mc
George K. lloberts, tUreutor ������>��� the
I mints, in an address at llic rucenl min-
| ing congress, predicted an impn ���
I ment in the silver market, a*id he
j spoke from an intimate knowlodgo of
! the supply and ipovemonts of tho
I money metals, present and prospective
j and his prediction.- are therefore wo; th
considering. While the tendency or
: commercial nations is to adopt the
I gold standard, this fact ulways carries
with it the necessity in all cases fov a
'large volume of subsidiary money for
which silver coins are used. UcsourcCH
are rapidly developing in both liemid
plieres aud wilh "it comes greator
monetary demands; and much of thn
new life and development in tlie future
is destined to be in the practically
silver-using coiintVies. With these
conditions prevailing there would seem
io be prosperity in store for sliver as
Well as gold producers, and the silver
miners of the West should take coin-
ago. ���Reporter.
READ THE EAGLE. Lardeau TZaglie
iliibllah.il  every   Friday at Ferg.i on, II. (*
to whom m\l Gorrciiomlom'e Rhoulil be mailed.
' HubnriptloD Rates: I'J.oo por ami-nii, to
any tddrem la America] ,1.2*1 for Fix month.;
|2.o0 a year to foreign aUdronaes. No pny, no
Atlverli.ln** lUtCa: 111,play ad,.,41.00 per
sijiirle cciluiun Inch per month. I.,_nl nil)*., 1'J
ceiaipor (nonparief] line lor lir-t insertion* s
cent, per line for each additional insertion.
U<-adlns notice)- 10 cent, per line each issue.
Ninety nay lecal notices, 110.; .Ixty day,, I7*.r>0;
tblrly day,, }.>, No ads. accepted at Ies, then
tfae.se rates.   N,o loom ior gnaek ads. '
Four weekly Insertl.ns constltuea Qfie
month's advertising.
|t is good to see that the electors
ot 'the interior proved true to the
jrail-bla2ers���the men who came
into the'country in advance of the
railway, and who made known the
country's resources and were instrumental in opening it up, in a
word, the pioneers. The men who
go in advance of settlement, and
work hard to develop what natural
resources they find and stay with it
are the men to whom belongs the
credit for what their particular districts develop into. Men of this
stamp, especially when they have
done well for themselves, are bound
to make good faithful representatives of the people in the council
chamber of the province, and we
think it shows good judgment on
the part of the electors of the interior ridings to have elected so
many of such pioneers.
We refer particularly to Thomas
Taylor of Revelstoke, R. F. Green
of Kaslo, John Houston of Nelson,,
Harry Wright of Vmir, Dr. King of
Cranbrook, and W. R. Ross of
Fernie. Most of these men are
Conservatives, all except Dr, King,
but they are all good men for the
country and men worthy ef confidence.
While the result of the election
in  the  Kaslo riding is as we hoped
to see it, we will admit that the majority is larger  than  we expected.
Mr. Green's majority over Retallack
is 42, and Mr. Shannon, the Social*
ist, cannot be said to  have been in
the race.   This is certainly a hand
some majority in  a  three-cornered
contest, and our  member has good
reason to feel proud of the verdict
which  shows   how   highly   he   is
esteemed throughout the constituency,   The contest was a clean one,
comparatively,  w|]ile  at  the same
time all  the  candidates put  up a
keen light.   Qne regretable feature
was the want of time after tl)e campaign opened and the large number
of speaker*;  who took part in each
meeting.   This did not give sufficient time for each one and the issues  could   not be   discussed   as
thoroughly   as    their    importance
Would seem to   demand.    Again,
Green's opponents persistently tried
to dreg to the front issues that were
not   properly   live   honest ones in
this campaign, and this  took time
that might have been more profitably spent in discussing the country's
immediate   future needs  and proposed legislation that would tend to
improve our condition.
However the contest is over and
.the Etcu is quite satisfied with the
verdict.   A substantial majority of(
the electors believed Mr. Green was
the best man for the position and
now we earnestly hope he will
prove true to his promises and be a
worthy representative.
The elections held last Saturday
created many surprises and gives a
house rather too evenly divided lor
good government. The province
has undoubtedly shown conclusively
that a Conservative government is
wanted, and but for petty jealousies
on Vancouver island the' McBride
government would have a substantial majority, instead of having to
"hover hear the edge ot a precipice,
ilowever, the two Socialists are
pledged to support measures that
���they think for the good of the
country, so, much depends upon
how their judgment and that of the
Conservatives agree as to what is
best, if the government gets their
There is a strong probability ol
trade in the Lardeau keeping good
all winter and large quantities of
supplies will be used by the mines
and other concerns. There will be
a lot of development going 0n and
the big mill at Trout Lake will be
employing lots of men and will need
freight hauled continually. So we
think it would pay the C. P. R. to
make a great effort to keep com
munication open via the Lardo
branch. {It certainly gives the coun
try a set-back to close down com
munication in the winter. We have
a fine country in the Lardeau but
we must have better treatment from
the railways if we advance as we
The country nas certainly spoken
with no uncertain voice that it does
not want Socialism. It may be that
the time is not ripe for it, but we
think that supposedly ideal state of
living will never be brpught about
by the men who are now pushing
it and in the form that it is now
presented to us.
A supplement containing the pros*
pectus of the Great Northern'Mines
Ltd., was enclosed in last week's
Eagle. The Great Northern company owns the largest number of
claims of any company in the Lardeau and the claims are the very
choicest properties in the country.
CertlflcHte of Improvement.!.
Luoky Jack Frectlon mi!)crn]fl.iiin,sl!nntc]in
the front Lake ininln*. division ot West Knoll',
nay distriot. Where located: On Ihe enst side
ot Poplar creek, about 100 Ieet from thc railway
Take Notice that I, Itobort Hoilgu. as iikpM
for K. M. Morgan, free miner', ccrtftlcate No.
Bo"."'!'.., Intend, sixty liny, from the dull' hereof,
to apply to tlie Milling Recorder for 11 Ci'itlii*
catc of Improvements, for the purpose of ol,.
talnin-; a crown erant nf the nlKlvo claim.
Anil further take notice tUhr action, under
Kectiou 87, must be conuoeuceil lielorc the Is
���uanceof inch Curllncateof Improvements.
Hated this :Ullh day of September, A.II. llm:l.
Ortlllcnte of Improvement,.
Luoky .lack, Lucky Three nnd Littlo 1*1,11
mineral claims, situate in the Trout Lake MI11-
ll,ic IMvial if West Kootenay lllslrlcl.
Where located���On the south est ,ide of |
Poplar ereek, near the railway. .
Take notice, that 1, Hubert Hodgo, a, ngonl |
for K. M. Morgan. 1'ree Miner's I'eriilical" So.
1107.OKI, Intend, sixty day. from tliu divle hero-1
or, to apply to tin* .MIulliK Itecorder ior al'er-'
tlllcale ol Improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining a Crown lirnnt of Hie above claims.
And further take notice thut action, under
Section :!7, must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements,
Hated this alth davof August, A. II. 1W.I.
Oot.iO. ROOT. 1IOI1QE.
���WW _
Trout Lake.
U Batters of North America
THIS   18   THE
the Tutted Hatters
of  North America.
When yon are buj-
ing   t, M   HAT,
either voft or stiff,
nee to it that the
genuine    U N I O N
Label in newer, in it.
It   a   retailer   hat
loose   label-* in hit
I'osscKsitm and of-
��*5ii'nWJJ>fif ,"    tt.r-9 to put one in a
^.SiQTxott?! bat lor you, do not
u'STFBt patronise him.  He,
hasuotanyrwr-ttttfih-A\e loose labels.  I.ooise:
labels in retail More* are counterfeit*.   Ito not D
listen to any explanation an to vthy the hat1
bas uo labul.  The -Lienulnc I'nion Label i*
perforated on thc four edges cxaully the Bame jj
as a postage stamp,   counterfeits ar�� some-1
times perforated ou three ofrfthc edees, andj
sometimes only ou two.   Keep a sharp lookout j
for the counterfeits,   ('nprfneipled maiiufac-j
hirers are mdug them ill order to get rid of]
their scab-made hats.   ThetJohn B. Stetson
.'��. of Philadelphia, I'a,, lmnon-union concern, ]
JOHN A, MOFFlTT, PKttltUnt,        I
Orange, N.J.
���JOHN PHILLirs.Seeretary,
11 Waverly Place, Room 15, New York City. J
Drugs unii Stationery
Prescriptions Carefully and
..Accurately Compounded,,
High Class
Our mock i�� now and very
complete nnd we sell on n
narrow margin. An ordor
would be appreciated.
We do anything In line ol
Picture Framing.
LliKVl'.r.STOKE, B. (J. |
Notice to Del ln<| uent Co-Owner a.
To '/.. (lordon lioldberg or L. (ioldburg, or to
any person or persons to whom tbey may
have transferred their interests lu the Little
Hubert ami Little Robert No. '1 miner clnims
Kituate at the head of the north fork of bar-
lean ereek, ami ndjoiniiiK the Black Wan ior
irouponthe southeast, ln the Trout  Lake
ifining Division of Went Kootenay District.
Yon are hereby notified that I huvo expended
two hundred ami live dollars and twenty-live
rents (t'-fl)-.")..!-."*)), in labor and improvements on
tbe above mentioned mineral claim* for the
current year  in order to hold said mineral
claims under tlie provisions of the mineral
Act, and if within ninety days from the date
of thin notice you fail or refuse toeontribute
your proportion of such expenditures together
with all cost of advertising, your interest in
said claims will become the property id tiie
subscriber, under section 4 of an Aet entitled
Au Aet to Amend the Mineial Act, ItHK).
Dated at Ferguson this loth rtHjr Ot July, 1W3.
Subioribe tor tbo Urdeftu Eaoh,
Wc make u speoialty of
And recommend thc
Make lor ladlo��and children,
Hoots lor men.   Pl'loes mime u
Winnipeg and Vanoouvor.
C. B. MM I. �� CO., Ltd.,
(1 client 1 Murolmiit*.
$*-*Sz&-&jAlstt .tfz.*rt-*-ri**..ri**-*-5z. AjK
I Parlors..
$ FERGUSON, B. C.     jj
���S Shaving.     Shampooing, if
{���        Hairdressing,      Singeing, 'A
Jj Dyeing,     BathB, hot and ��
j.        oold water. g,
3     I liavi* tin* bunt Appointed ,hiip In tli�� 5
T  Lunli.au.  U]ii>n from K a. in. to ti p. in. k
L Proprietor. &
Ferguson, the Pay-Roll Centre
of the Rich Lardeau.
[,    i.    -.    -.   OF THK DISTRICT   .'
SOUTH ot Ferguson lie the
phenominally rich
camps   of  Poplar  and
Rapid creeks, and
NORTH ol Ferguson lies Fish
creek, where free mill*
gold ore abounds.
Business Lots $150 up.
Residence Lots $75 up.
For Further Information* Apply to
General Agent,
Revelstoke, B. C.
$3 PER -ftfypUM
The only juper f j vine ittttitioti to British Columbl* in tiie t'nlted Htktei,
A Toluralnom weekly ,t��urntt,��htinii��titly tiewiy ttnl ih-formttory. The prlntiii-j
Until tnttflftr. the vVpcr (tooil ind ths ptbUlUtll of grett interest irnl Tiuoroinly
written. The sold tnlnlni ImeHlfWios'fli plentiful, carefully collected ��nd dUertro*
Initely prentifed to the public, (m whble g&Mtp vouohei for the vast amount of pains
thut hare been taken injiti complUtTofi, 'fcunpli'.-.i ciootly what retldentiin this
country as well an the Kaaterncrs, whose IntefeitR'itro wrapped up in fold, lilver,
copper, lead. Iron and coal, are deairout of leari)'iii|[ hi'theM matteri. The conlribu-
tionnfrom I'tirrcupoiideiiia ami the emanationr ffom' thc editorial brain-pan are
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The Great Northern Mines, Ltd.
A  Consolidation  of the  following'  Gold  Properties:
The  Lucky Jack  Group:   POPLAR CREEK.
The Swede  Group:   POPLAR CREEK.
The  Oyster-Criterion Group:   FISH RIVER AND  POOL CREEK.
The  Imperial  Group:   FISH  RIVER AND  POOL CREEK
The  Lade  Group:   GAINER CREEK.
The Strathcona  Group:   SILVER CUP  MOUNTAIN.
TWENTY-ONE     Claims     of    Valuable     Gold     Mining'    Property.
$1,500,000.00,  in  Shares of the  Par value of One  Dollar.
W. B, Pool, President the Ophir-Lade Mining Syndicate, Limited, Ferguson, B. 0.
W. F. Cochrane, the Cochrane Ranche Company Limited. Macleod, Alberta.
F. W. Godsal, Ranche Owner, Cowley, Alberta.
J. J. Young, M. L, A,, Piesident The Herald Company, Limited, Calgary,  Alberta.
T. Kilpairick, Superintendent C, P. R��� Revelstoko, B. C.
E. M. Morgan, Locator of the Lucky Jack Mine, Poplar, B. C.
James Lade, Mine Superintendent., Camborne, B C*
B. Crilley, Assistant Manager Ophir-Lade Mining Syndicate, Limited, Ferguson, B. C.
Bjianch Offices : Poplar Creek, B. C; Camborne, B. C.
Bankers : Imperial Bank of Canada, Ferguson, B. C.
Solicitor _,nd Secketasy : Robert Hodge, Ferguson, B. C.
The promoters of the Great Northern Mines, Limited, have'every reason to feel that they are
presenting a proposition which stands unique in the history of mining, and one in which the few who
are fortunate enough to have shares allotted to them may well feel that they have an interest in some
of the richest gold mines ever discovered. ..','���*.'.
Every man who reads has heard of ihe sensation created by the discovery ofthe Lucky Jack,
at Poplar Creek.    That a claim o( such unheard of richness should have lain for years on a well
known line of travel, passed over by hundreds of prospectors���even having a raijrqai built through
t���to be discovered at last by the men from whom this Company bought it, is almost incredible.    It
is a case of truth being stranger than fiction.
The Company's second acquisition, the Swede Group, comprising the Goldsmith and Gold
Hill claims, (over ioo acres), is, in the opinion of many, an even bigger and richer property.
It is an accepted fact among mining men that a camp does not usually produce more than
two or three great mines. In the Poplar Creek camp there are three great gold properties, and
the Great Northern Mines, Limited, owns two of them. *
The promoters of this Company have in the past successfully operated the famous Nettie L.
and Silver Cup Mines in the Lardeau. They can point to an experience of nearly ten years mining
and prospecting in this district, during which time they have organized several companies, and developed many Valuable properties, in each case with marked success.
Having acquired several of the most notable free milling gold groups in British Columbia,
t4ie promoters decided to consolidate them in one big, solidly organized company, and place on the
market, for a limited time only, a small block ot the stock at par.   Hence this prospectus.
The consolidation includes the following properties, which are more fully described in an
���other part of this prospectus :
No. I.
-Olive Mabel
Annie L.
Famous }
Crown granted,
partially developed;
contain rich, free milling and telluri le ore.
No. 2.-
No. 3,
No. 4.-
No. s.
Sieved for Crown grant.
-Oyster ]      Claims all Crown granted,
Criterion I      developed, and stamp mill, etc.,
Mascot [      erected, ready to mine and pay
Cold Bug J       dividends this year.
Rossland )      Crown granted and
Imperial [      patfiaUy developed;
Balfour j      adjoining above group and Eva miiie.
Strathcona       1      Assessments completed to date.
Triune Fraction [
-Lucky Jack ]
Lucky Tlree \
Little PM       J
Surveyed and Crown
grants applied for.
No. 6.���Goldsmith
Gold Hill
I       Will be C own granted
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^      I      as soon as possible.
It is tbe intention of thc Company to actively develop all these valuable properties and sell
such of them as they do not wish to mine themselves, either to outside capitalists or to subsidiary
companies to be formed by the parent Company, the proceeds going to the shareholders of the Great
Northern Mines, Limited.
No. i, embracing seven claims, (a claim is about 5 a acres;, and well known throughout the
province as the Lade group, is situated on Gainer Creek, fourteen miles above Ferguson.
A tunnel 1 ia (eet long has been run and a shaft sunk on the ore. Five tons of the ore shipped
to the smelter gave returns of $1,100 to the tor, in free gold. Frequent assays of ore from other
parts of the claims have more than confirmed this high value, running from $200 to $3,200, and from
picked samples as high as $11,340 to the ton.
The property is traversed by a main ledge, 8 to 12 feet wide, and several smaller veins carrying high values in free gold and telluride, similar to the rich ores of Cripple Creek, Colorado,   in the
Lade group the present promoters were satisfied from assays, development work and thorough investigation, that they had a property as rich as any in British Columbia ; but on account of the distance
from transportation, and the altitude, (over 8,000 feet), they decided to let it lie until a more convenient season, and in the meantime acquired other gold claims frcm which quicker returns could be
No. 2, consisting of seven claims, has been purchased from the Ophir-Lade Mining Syndicate, and is a gold mine in lull working order. It is situated on Fish River and Fool Creek, 1500 feet
above Camborne, and only six miles from a daily steamboat landing at the head of Arrow Lake. On
this property, the Ophir-Lake Syndicate has completed,at a cost of about $24,000,1500 feet of tunnels,
cross cuts and other development work. It has also, at an approximate cost of $35,000, installed one
ofthe most complete and best constructed outfits of machinery in the province, including a ten-stamp
Fraser & Chalmer's quartz mill, rock crusher, Frue vanners, air compressor and drills, aerial tramway, two Pelton water wheels, (300 horse power), assay office, and all necessary buildings.
For a description of this property, the Directors have pleasure in referring to the report of
Mr. A. H. Gracey, mining engineer of Nelson, made in 1901. At that time Mr. Gracey was manager
ofthe Eva mine. Space does not allow the reproduction of his report in full, but the following extracts will give a fair idea ofthe value of this property:
''The country rock of the neighborhood ia metunarphio IB Bharactet, but may be called in general a
talc schist, with probably some chlorite present. A1 belt ot this formation extends many miles in an East.
and West direction, and, so   far, the free gold discoveries in this district are mostly confined to this belt.
"Exposed on the property at the present time are two well denned veins of free gold bearing quartz,
which have been opened up on the surface by cuts, etc., for considerable distances. The Oyster vein
(on the Oyster claim) strikes N. 60 degrees W. and pitches into tha mountain at an angle of 57 degrees from
the horizontal. It has a width, where exposed, of from 8 to 25 feet, a large portion of which is solid quartz.
"The Criterion vein (on the Criterion claim) has been exposed by open cuts for a distance of about 400'
feet. Tbe strike is due East and West (magnetic) and the surface cuts show a width of vein of from ���',
to 17 feet. The vein is composed of solid quartz, carrying Its chief values in free gold, associated at some
points with a little iron pyrites and galena. The following assays are of samples carefully taken from
this vein by myself:
"1.  Average chipped across both   ends at collar of shaft���118.00 gold per ton.
"2.   Average ore from bottom  of shaft���$21.60.
"3.   Average chipped across   big cut���17 feet wide���$4.50 per ton.
"4. Average chipped across cut No. 3, 4 feet wide, solid quartz, $3.20 per ton. There are in this cut some*
.tich  seams showing free gold  which are not Included In sample.
"Selected samples from these cuts gave assays running from   $478.20 to $2,601.40 per ton.
"A large amount of exceedingly rich ore bas been found, especially at the point where the shaft Is
being sunk.
"Intersecting this gold bearing quartz vein is a smaller vein of galena and Iron from 12 inches to 21
Inches wide. This has been stripped for over 60 feet and Is particularly well defined and regular Average
samples of this vein give values   as follows:
Gold $22.80
Silver 25. 2 oz.
Lead 27, 6 per cent.
"Although these veins are not developed to any extent, they are all exceptionally promising, especially
the Criterion vein. They are all well defined and with every appearance of permanency and warrant a
thorough development.
"The facilities for cheap mining and milling are excellent. The veins can be worked to depths of hundreds of feet from tunnel levels. There Is an abundance of timber suitable for all mining .purposes on the-
property, while for power purposes a record for 300 miners' Inches of water bas been secured ln Pool Creek
at the foot of the mountain."
In the course of a few days It Is expected that the stamp mill at this mine will be producing.
bullion in sufficient quantity   to  pay Immediate dividends.
No. 3. The Imperial, Balfour and Rossland claims, lying on Lexington mountain, Immediately between,
three working mines, the Eva, the Cholla, the Oyster-Criterion. There are on the' property three well
defined quartz ledges, showing free gold on the surface. A 50 foot tunnel has been run on tho Imperial.
It Is run on the ledge and Tree gold was encountered throughout   its   entire' length.
The large amount of development work done both on the Eva and Oyster-Criterion had proved tbat
the rich gold values on this mountain continue and even improve witb depth. At the 700 foot level on
the Eva, close to the line of this group, some of tbe richest ore on the mountain has been struck. The*
workings of both of these well known mines are close to the property of tbo Great Northern. The main
ledges on the property run Into the Oyster-Criterion grouoij.
The tramway ana air pipe of the Oyster-Criterion run' over tbe property, and the Eva tramway cuts
across one comer.
The whole ot Lexington mountain Is a mass of ledges of free milling quartz, and the Great Northern.
Company have every reason to believe they own one of the richest portions of the hill.
A meeting of the shareholders of the Ophir-Lade Syndicate is being called to formally ratify the sale of that
oomp-uiy's"property   to   the Great Northern.
No. 4 property consists of tbe Strathcon^full claim, and the Triune fraction, lying on Silver Cup-
mountain, near Ferguson, between the Triune and' the Cromwell, both ot which have been proved by extensive work, to be rich In gold. The Triune has shipped a large amount of ore, averaging about $240 to the ton..
The Cromwell has made a shipment to the Trail smelter, representing 13 days' work for two men, and yielding,
as follows:
Ounces per Ton. Total Vai.I'E,
Gold   5.76 8722.53 (after deducting 5%)
Silver 18.1     71.24," " " )
Smelting eharges.
$/*93 97
���   79"
Net proceeds -��714-55
No. 5. The Lucky .lack has been so much talked of since Its discovery, and has created such a sensation in mining circles, being described in all the leading mining journals, that tho directors feel It almost
unnecessary to say much further. The group comprises threo claims, situated at tho mouth of Poplar Creek
and with the Lardeau branch of the Canadian Pacific Railway  running   through It.
No loss than seven ledges have been discovered on it, all carrying   freo gold.
The main ledge, containing   the phenomenal  showing which  has astonished the world, cuts the mountain
vertically and Is from 18 inches to 6 feet wide.   A tunnel Is now being rum at the lowest workable point   on
[wm], THE   GREAT   NORTHERN   MINES,   Ltd.
Total value
Value. per ton.
$50.79      $531-19
McKtllop, assayer of Nelson, gave
the ledge. On September 12th it was in 30 feet, and the ore has been found to retain its sensational values
Timber,    water     power,     tunnelling sites, and every natural advantage for economical mining are at kind.
It Is Interesting to note that the mouth of Poplar Creek was mined for placer gold Im the 60's and
from the amount of work done, it is evident that a large quantity of gold was taken out, but It remained for
the present owners to locate the source of the gold.
Tho company has already taken steps to InBtal a stamp mill and all necessary machinery for quickly
mining out the wealth of Che Lucky Jack and converting it   into dividends for the shareholders.
No. 5. Though enough has been said in the foregoing to satisfy even the moBt. sceptical, there Is
still better to follow.
Words fail to describe the phenomenal richness of thc ''Swede" group.
Briefly, however, it may he stated, thai, it consists of two full claims, the "Goldsmith" and "Gold Hill"
being a continuation of the Lucky Jack and lying higher up the mountain, thus furnishing better' tunnelling
sites   and   enabling the ledges to   be mined to a depth of nearly   2,000 feet, without sinking.
There are, as far as known to date, nearly a dozen ledges on the claims, carrying from an ounce to
over a hundred thousand dollars per ton ln free gold, and besides this, there are rich deposits of galena and
tellurlde on the claims, ns Indicated by the following certificate given by Mr. J. McLellan, assayer, of Poplar
nnd Trout Lake City,   after   testing the ore:
Gold, ozs. Silver, ozs.
per ton. Value. per ton.
Galena, etc     24.02 $480.40 90.70
Tellurlde ore from the Lucky Jack and Swede groups, assayed by Mr
returns of from $1,700 to $6,540.
The promoters of this company are men well known in Western Canada, and occupying such positions
tbat they cannot afford to connect their names with any other than legitimate mining ventures.
Every statement in this prospectus is made advisedly, with a full knowledge of their responsibility as
directors. The promoters have engaged in active and legitimate mining for many years. They are not here
today and gone tomorrow. They expect to stay with mining, snd assist in "Inaklng British Columbia what she
is   destined  to   be���one of    the    greatest mining countries of  the world.
In the expectation of making the Great Northern one of the strongest mining companies on the continent,
they" have thrown all their gold properties Into this consolidation. Not a single claim or interest has been held
The expense of operating and management will be comparatively small, especially as the same economical
methods will prevail which have characterized the promoters of the Ophir-Lade and Nettle L��� and which have
enabled them to achieve signal success in the past,
The company will under no consideration sell more than one hundred thousand shares, and the proceeds will be used strictly for development purposes and paying for plant and machinery.
The shares are of the par value of one dollar, and are offered for a limited time only at that figure. They
are fully paid, non-assessable   and   carry no further liability whatever.
The directors reserve the right to allot shares according to priority of application, or In the event of the
shares being over-subscribed, to allot them pro rata,
Applications for shares, accompanied by payment in full, should be  made to the
Imperial iiank of Canada, or the secretary of the company,  Ferguson, B, C.
Ferguson, B. C, September 21, 1003.
Poplar Creek
Immensely Rich.
Words Fail to Give an Idea of the Great
Riches ofthe New Discovery is Opinion
of Mr. Beatty.
(From the Vancouver Daily Ledger,
August lfith, 1903).
"By any newspaper description lt
would be hard to exaggerate the gold
discovery on Poplar creek. If I described to the press what I saw, a sufficiently glowing account could not be
written to convey an idea of the
marvellous showing ot the Lucky Jack
���and tbe great richness of ths surrounding country."
Tbis statement was made by T. J,
Beatty, the well known mining man
of Vancouver. Mr. Beatty has been
working in the Lardeau, crown granting claims about thirty mile awa; from
tbe Ond. He bail beard about tbe
discovery, but .bought little about lt
until Mr. fool, the purchaser ot the
Lucky Jack, happened to be in the
vicinity, witb tha secretary of the company organized to work the wonderful
mine. These men showed him chunks
_>f quartz as big as a man's fist, fully
half gold. This settled him and he
made a quick trip to the mines, But
be was too late. The miners bad
-already stampeded trom every direction, small settlements being deserted,
and a town of tents had sprung up
around the creek.
Everything in sight bad been takes
op, and those who want claims nov
in the district will have to buy them,
unices they discover new ledges la
unprospected sections.
"Tbe last I saw of Pool, the man
who bought the Lucky Jack for
.200,000, money made right in the,
district, for he only recently sold the
Nettle L. for a large sum, he was
heading for the Canadian Territories
witb bis grip full of nuggets to sell
���stock,"  Mr.  Beatty said.
The quickest way to get to the big
strike is to go to Arrowhead on the*
C. P. R., take the boat to Beatoi,
stage to Trout lake, boat to Gerrard,
train to Poplar Creek. The traveller
can walk to the Lncky Jack from the
train ln six minutes. You can hit
the Lucky Jack with a stone from the
wagon road. It seems Incredible to
a casual observer how It is possible
that tbe rich claim could have been
undiscovered so long, lying as it does
practically beside the railroad track.
This is explained by the. fact that the
fire burnt the moss off the rock last
fall, and left the big bluff clean. All
the country rock throw* that belt Is
a dlorltlc schist, and the exact location of the Lucky Jack is no exception
to the rule.
The Luckv Jack can be seen from
the road, not a hundred yards d:s-
iant, the vein showing a great whit.
[streak of quartz cutting tbe ���grey
stone perpendicularly for over three
bundred feet, and from three to four
feet in, width. A closer inspection of
tbe claim is very interesting. Notices
were posted in every direction, warning
people to keep away from the ledge,
while Messrs. Morgan and O'Connor,
two of the owners of the Lucky Jack,
and Secretary Holden, ot the new
company, were mounted on guard at
the ledge with loaded rifles.
Mr. Beatty examined tbe ledge up
the face of the bluff. No one, bow-
ever, was allowed to go further back,
although the owner stated that tbe
surface behind waa much richer than
on the face of tbe bluff.
I saw at the base of the bluff,"
Mr. Beatty said, "chunks ot quartz
tbat were broken off the ledge, some
of them two and tires feet across, and
gold sticking out of them on all sides
wblch could be seen a rod away.
These boulders are very numerous,
being piled up in a basin at the foot
ot the bluff. The same conditions
prevailed ln the ledge Itself, the white
quartz being spotted where the gold is
sticking out, in sizes from a ten cent
piece to that ot titty cents
"In running the fingers across the
i nuggets jutting from the rc_.ks tbey
; felt quite sharp and were very well
I defined. It Is certainly the richest
1 gold quartz tbat I have ever seen. I
nave, of course, seen pockets that were
very rich, but this is not a pocket.
According to Mr. Fool, one ot the. own-
em, he considers that when he first
looked at the mine, sizing up the proposition with a view to purchase, tbat
there was certainly a million dollars staring him In the face. I think
that the chances are there are three
or four million dollars right above
ground to stone.
"Yet this is only one of the marvel-
ously rich ledges, for when I wss
there I got several well authenticated
statements that there were other properties just around the same vicinity
even richer than the Lucky Jack
some of them carrying even as much
as five ounces of platinum. A lot
of these properties are owned by
Swedes. As the country Ib largely
populated with people of tbis nationality, they were the first on the spot
and did most of the locating. In some
Instances the Swedes, as soon as they
uncover the ledge, cover It up sgaln
with earth to keep It hidden from
"The claims now extend a distance
of twenty-five miles, and __over six
miles wide through heavy timber.
Tbey extend from Tender Foot creek
away down to below the second crossing of the Lanleau. The recorder at
Trout Lake states that be had recorded forty claims on Monday last,
and that he had recorded on an average forty a day from a date shortly
after the Lucky Jack was located on
the 9th of July by Messrs. Hamilton
O'Connor and Morgan.
"The three locators of the Lucky
Jack got one thousand dollars each on
the first deposit, and will get $42,000
ln sixty days from the first of August,
and the balance of $200,000 later on,
mostly taken in stock, as the locators
thought the mine wss too valuable
To sell for cash. Hamilton Is quiet a
young man and has been in Revelatoke since he was a boy. Hamilton
and a son of one ot tbe original owners tlrst located tbe big bluff.
Mr. Morgan, senior, and Mr.
O'Connor had located smaller s ringers
behind the big bluff, and Mr. Hamilton and the younger Morgan left the
camp where they were all located, ln
a listless sort of way, more for a
walk than anything else, while the
rest of the party went In a different
direction. Hamilton and the younger
Morgan had not walked along the
trail but a few feet from the camp
before they stumbled on the big bluff,
speckled with gold, the story of which
hss been circulated throughout the
civilized world, and which has been
declared by experts from Mexico,
Australia and Western United States
as tbe biggest showing! ot any place
in the world.
"The country does not seem to be
confined to gold alone. Towards th*
head of Poplar and Rapid creeks a
Swede hss uncovered a ledge of high
grade, sliver and gold. At Rapid
creek I visited the Broken Hill claim,
also the Rogers and Smith groups. 1
picked np pieces ot quartz In the
claims from ths surface witb nuggets
In tbem. These claims are about
three miles from ths Lucky Jack In
a straight line west, the showing hers
being also very rich with the same
formation. Rogers and Smith have
gold in a tunnel at the depth of 125
feet The same nature of nuggetty
quartz is on tbe Lucky Jack, and gold
can be panned from the quartz on
all the big leads.
These rich finds are all in tbe
same belt as the well known mines
Nettie L. and Sliver Cup and Cam-
bourne. Tbe first two of these mines
are putting on this year about $300,-
000 worth of work in the shape of
concentrators, saw mills, serial tramways, and camp equipments, and are
making preparations for one of the
most permanent camps ln British Columbia In both of these mines the
gold values are coming In with depth,
that they think they will turn
to gold mines Instead ot silver
"Among other companies which are
actively engaged In developing the
country are the Triune, Mohegan, the
Lucky Boy, Ruffled Grouse, and several otherB. The stories of the press
regarding the fabulous wealth of the
new find have not ln the least been
exaggerated ln this instance .and the
richest mine of them all was
stumbled on by a boy by the merest
Where Gold
C-6c Marvellous Richness   of  Poplar
Creek Ledge.
(From the Rossland Miner, September 13, 1903.)
Frank Holten, the well known raining man and chief representative of
W. B. Pool, the "King of the Lardeau," is in the city. Mr. Holten comes
direct from the Poplar creek gold
fields, and is In Rossland arranging
certain plans with Mr. Pool for the
Immediate development of the now
famous Lucky Jack group on an extensive scale.
The Rich Lucky Jack.
The Lucky Jack mines are located
on the south side of Poplar creek near
Its confluence with the Lardeau river.
The group contains three full claims
and a fraction, covering a compact
area of something like 170 acres. The
Lucky Jack Is situn.'od in the very
heart of the Poplar creek camp, and
la generally admitted by those com-l
petent to Judge to have the most phenomenal showings, nf free gold quartz
ever discovered in Western America.
The richness of the ore is something
fabulous. It Is so thickly Impregnated
with coarse gold that there is no difficulty ln selecting from the several
ledges specimens that contain more
precious metal than quartz. Owing to
the topography and general physical
character of the country, the veins
are exposed to view in a remarkable
way. From natural causes much of
the rock in the vicinity ot the large
ledges has been broken away, together
with the vein filling, thus disintegrating large quantities of high grade ore
all ready for treatment.
nine other leads on the property. Some
are parallel to the main vein, while
others occur at right angles to it. Each
and all the veTns show free gold to the
naked eye."
People  Flocking In.
Mr. Holten says there are from 1000
to 1500 people in the Poplar creek district. The country is being explored
from Trout lake to Kootenay lake, and
rich strikes are being made daily. The
most feverish excitement prevails. A
number of people are in the district
trying to make deals with the prospectors, but most of them have limited
backing. Mr. Pool was the first man
of means to get on the ground.
A New Town.
A town will be started at the mouth
ot Poplar creek and on the flat portion of the Lucky Jack group. It will
probably bear the name of Poolsburg.
Mr. Holten says It Is admirably situated
for townsite purposes, being directly
on the railway which runs to Trout
Lake and In thei heart of the new
gold fields.
Mr. Holten returnB to Poplar tomorrow fo rush work on the buildings that
are being erected at the Lucky Jack.
Early History.
To a representative of the Miner
Mr. Holten was Induced to give an
approximate Idea of how matters stand
in the new gold fields at the present
'���It is difficult," he said, " to give
a description of the richness of Poplar
creek without arousing tbe scepticism
of those who have not been on the
ground. I have mined all over the
west and until I went to Poplar creek
would not have believed that it was
possible to find a district of such widespread and uniform richness as unques-
tionably'occurs in these new discoveries. It Is all the more surprising from
the fact that the surrounding country
haa been fairly well prospected. At
the mouth of Poplar creek and along
the lower Lardeau there are evidences
of extensive placer operations. It is
generally supposed that this was a
profitable field for placer miners In the
early sixties and following the rushes
to the Fraser river and the Wild
Horse. But ln those daya prospectors
do not appear to have thought of lode
mining as they do today, and consequently did not trouble themselves
about the real source of the auriferous
alluvial deposits which they worked at
that time. It was the same with the
prospectors wbo overran the district
In the latter part of tbe nineties. Tbe
Lardeau had gained fame as a silver-
lead district only. No one thought of
prospecting particularly for gold veins
For that reason they confined their
explorations strictly to the argentiferous belt, avoiding the formation in
tbe nelglfborhood of Poplar because lt
presented a more or less forbidding
appearance as a field for silver or lead.
"It was not until quite recently tbat
a few adventurous spirits casually entered the new field. Tbe finds of
Marquess and Gilbert snd Magnuson
starteii things. Then prospectors began
to flock ln tnm neighboring Lardeau districts, from Kootenay lake
points, and from tbe Slocan. A little
over a month ago toree old timers
named Morgan, Hamilton and O'Connor
stumbled across tbe big vein on tbe
Lucky Jack. They weref ully alive to
the posibilltles ot the district because
they had seen the remarkable showings on other discoveries ln the neighborhood. When, however, they saw
tbe Lucky Jack outcrop they were
simply transfixed with amazement
The ore waa alive with free gold.
They lost no time In tracing up the
showing. At every point along the
lead for over 600 feet tbey found evidences of richness at every blow of
the pick. There was an uniformity
equalling, sometimes, excelling, tbe
showing at the original discovery.
Closed the Deal.
I arrived in camp a few days after
the discovery, and wss taken to see
it. My feelings after a hasty examination may be better imagined than
described. I could scarcely believe my
senses. Never before bad I seen quartz
of such quality and In such profusion.
To use a common prospecting term,
the property was "lousy" with gold.
My one Idea was to hold the fort until
I could communicate with my principal, Mr. Pool. I asked for 48 hours'
grace and tbe locators agreed. Mr.
Pool was at Camborne. I found bim
and had him there within the time
limit. He made a cursory examination and, after a brief period of negotiations 'with the owners, quietly wt
down under a cedar tree and wrote
out a check which gained him absolute control of the property,
"We shall have a mill on the ground
as fast as circumstances will permit.
Two months after the plant, is In oper-
atlonl conservatively estimate that we
shall have pounded but rotfething like
a quarter of a million dollars' worth
of golf.. Of course we shall thoroughly
equip the mine with every mining requisite. We have an abundance of
water for the mill and electricity
There is already enough ore available
to run the mill for a considerable period. Long before it Is exhausted we
shall have ample storing ground ready.
The plans for development embrace
a system of tunnels running in on the
main vein, which strikes up and down
the mountain Bide. For this reason
alone there can he no ques'lon as to
the permanency of the ore.  There are
More Gold on
Poplar Creek
Juat Returned Traveller
Picture* Immense Wealth
of the Camp.
(Victoria Colonist, Sept. 15, 1903.)
From Our Own Correspondent.
Vancouver, Sept. 14.���"Gold ln nuggets and chunks and strings and hollows ln the rock hemmed with gold.
Gold far ln the crevices where lt could
not be seen, but could be felt at arm's
length. Gold lying on the ground and
guarded with rlfleB. One prospector is
In jail, another panning all day, and
never looking up except for bis bolted
meals. Gold galore. Gold to dream
of and wonder at; great fortunes plastered on the rocks for the world to look
at. I never hoped to see so much gold
and now I bave seen the richest surface
showing in the world. Nothing more
In the yellow gold line will ever surprise me." This, ln effect, is the way
Mr. F. G. T. Lucas expressed himself
on his return last night from the Poplar creek country.
Mr. Lucas says that the C. P. R.
track passes within 100 feet of the
richest showing, and the white quartz
can be seen from the railway, where it
juts out three or four feet from the
country rock. Thia is the Lucky Jack
claim. Though much has been written
of the claim, not the halt has been told.
In fact all the stories told in the camp
of a sensational nature would fill a fat
{volume, but they would partake too
! much of the color of the metal found
i there that they would not be credited.
| Messrs Morgan, O'Connor and Orange
��� Hamilton, who staked the claim, are
now driving a tunnel 200 feet at the
[ base of the bluff. Half way up the bluff
Is a crevice as deep as a man can
reach his aim In, and on both sides of
tbat crevice to the end gold nuggets
jean be felt with the naked fingers.
When Orange Hamilton got his share of
the $3,000 and he was the ;man who
actually staked the property, be got on
iiwlld bender, and kept lt up so long
tn_t he Is now ln jail for safe keeping.
A man named Buffalo located the
Lucky Jack two years ago, but did his
assessment work above the bluff. He
never recorded his work and his claim
became forfeited. When he heard of
his ill luck he went to the second crossing snd located a claim on Cascade
creek, which it la said Is as rich as
tbe Lucky Jack.
Perkins located a lead ten feet from
the railroad track, showing the same
nugget, quartz as the Lucky Jack, but
this lead is undoubtedly on the Lucky
Jack claim.
The ground in the camp seems to be
impregnated with the yellow metal, for
the crib work below the bridge over
Poplar creek Is packed with rock which
runs extremely rich in free gold. On
the other side of the creek from where
the Lucky Jack is located, Marquis
and Gilbert have been working for
four years and th'ey have recently
struck lt very rich, claiming to have located the mother lode from which the
Lucky Jack Is an offshoot. This lode
Is of decomposed quartz, and a ton
of it on the dump is said to contain
$4,000 in gold, while an offshoot from
this lo'de contains the same kind of
quartz and just as rich as the Lucky
Jack quartz.
Owing lo the laet that the strikes
were made late in the season there
has been uo stampede to the camp and
there are not a great many miners
there at present. But those that are
there are Intensely in earnest, and as
an indication of that earnestness, Mr.
Lucas says that he saw one man working close to the track on a rocky bluff
where the train passed. The train
rushod by but a few feet over his head
but he did not look up or stop driving
his drill for one second as the train
thundered by. He was anticipating
every moment to see a fortune burst
upon his view and not even the mighty
thunder and close proximity of a railway train could disturb the intense
concentration of his thoughts upon his
fascinating work. In the spring there
will be a stampede to Poplar creek
and the world will yet hear more of
the fairylike land, in the lap of civilization, a land gilded with gold.
More About the
Lucky Jack.
(From the Winnipeg Tribune.)
"Yes, the Lucky Jack gold deposits
are probabaly the richest of any ever
found in America," said R. W. Warner, of Vancouver, who is stopping at
tbe Vendome*.
"Newspapers have given vidld descriptions of the wealth or gold ore recently discovered In the Poplar creek
country, but the half has not beeu told.
1 have a brother who has lived within
40 miles of the Lucky Jack for nearly a year, and the contents of some of
tne letters whicn I bave received from
iiim are almost beyond belief.
"People who have taken up claims
there, as well as those who did owu
land In the vicinty," he continued,
"are trying to keep the outside world
Ignorant of the true state of affairs.
Great as has been their precaution,
people have flocked to tlie scene In
sucu numbers that It Is now almost
Impossible to procure a foot of land
in the whole district."
To make his assertions more complete, Mr. Warner produced a letter
which he had received from his brother last Friday.
The part of the letter which pertained to the wonderful discovery, ran
as follows:
"Excitement around Lucky Jack
and all along Poplarc reek Is at a
fearful pitch. People who couldn't
tell gold ore lf they saw lt, are running about the country with a pick
axe on their shoulder snd a frying pan
tide to their belt 1 think the good
claims have all been spotted, so I am
not losing any sleep . Ii a person
wants to talk with a man who has
made a find he must do s>> tu a distance
of a quarter of a mile, because rifles
are as numerous her< ar men. Yet
to date I have heard ol no shooting."
A Permanent Camp.
I    "The paper you f   t me contained
_,.       ,._,., , ,j   ���  ,      a good account of tho value of   the
There he sits panning gold all day,, ore found here, but I don't believe the
sparing but a tew moments ior hi*** writer knew of tbe amount of ore dis-
meals and heaping up a great fortune, covered. My opinion Is that the ground
But men wag their heads and say that; for miles around is loaded with   the
Buffalo s mind runs too much on gold.; yellow stuff."
The specimens   shown to favored j J _,	
strangers by the Lucky Jack proprietors stagger a man who bas never'
seen such native gold.   The first one,
rolled out is a big block of quartz
weighing about 400 pounds. This chunk
is ln tbe shape of an immense plum
pudding and the nuggets of gold wblcb
are literally speckled all over the rook
resemble, in compartlve size lf not in
color, the plums ln the plum pudding.
The next specimen Is probably  one ot
tbe most unique in the world.   It is
triangular ln shape and Is in three detached pieces, which are held together
by strings of gold, and wben one piece
Is held  in   tbe   fingers the others
tremble and away from side to side on
tbe golden tendrils wblch bind them.
Needless to say this specimen Is preserved just as lt wu taken from   the
Lucky Jack bluff.   A trunk is then
pulled   out,   an   ordinary   travelling
trunk, and presto, the lid is thrown
open,  disclosing a heap of nuggets
and chunks of rock and bait quartz
and half gold, the glittering pile nearly
filling the trunk. The last and possibly
the best specimen of tho lot Is brought
to light from an "Old Chum" tobacco
pouch.   It is a chunk of quartz as big
as a man's fist,  and over this quartz,
extending half way around are  two
wide bands of solid gold. There were
many other specimens stolen by visitors.   As much as $1,000 being taken
away ln two weeks.   That was before
a guard of men with rifles were stationed at the mine. There was on depression in the rock which was rimmed with gold, a yellow halo.     This
gold was knocked   off   aud carried
Three Swedes, who originally   held
the Lucky Jack and   abandoned    lt,
staked a claim over the bluff,   which
has proved to be fabulously rich, and
from   surface   showings, Messrs Pool
snd Young of Calgary, who have   an
option on the Lucky Jack, bave also
secure!   an  option    on    the Swedes'*
claim for $50,000 cash.   J. O. Devlin,
better known as the "Gunner from Gal-
wuy," has staked a fraction outside the
Lucky Jack clalr.i,   and three stakes
are driven   close  together.    That  of
Hamilton, that of Hanna and Goth, and
that of the "Gunner of Galway,"   Pat
(From the Vancouver Province,
September 15, 1903.)
"The Poplar creek district Is a permanent camp, and there will be a great
rush of prospectors there next season,"
said a Vancouver business man who
has just returned from the upper coun-
try.       i
"The find is not a pocket���the wholo
hill where the Lucky Jack was found
seems to be a fine line of gold bearing
ore, and Indications are that other
finds will be made before the season
is out.
"One particular, feature of the new
fields Ib the ease with which they can
be reached. It is three hours' run by
steamer and rail to the find, and you
can look right at tbe Lucky Jack claim
from tbe railway track. The owners
are making arrangements for putting
in a stamp mill, and are building bunk-
houses and making other Improvements preparatory to permanent work.
Very few people are allowed to see
the workings. They have a tunnel ln
60 feet at the edge of the hill, which
la 200 fet blgb. All the way along this
tunnel the showing Is just as good as
where the first discovery was made.
The sbowlng Is also similar all the
way up the hill, and on the Swedes-
claim, which adjoins the Lucky Jack
at the rear.
"The quartz Is the richest that any
one In the country has ever seen. They
have one piece of quartz of about 300
pounds which is studded all over with
bunrbes of gold "litstered In sMn-'er**
as large as walnuts. A new find of
considerable Importance has been made
at the second crossing of the creek, two
miles below the Jack. One of the
finders, of the original claim was a
young fellow named Hamilton. He
got a thnSsand dollars in cash for what
he sold atld then proceeded to try to
create a liquor famine In the surrounding country. He Is now being
detained by friends In Revelstoko."


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