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THE WESMORK NEW
Vol.. I.   No; 8.
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NOVEMBER 9, 1901.
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A Description of the Northern Portion of
Wallace Mountain.
COPPER AND COLD PRINCIPAL VALUES
Three Miles Square of Territory on Which Parallel
Occur Every  Pew  Hundred Peet — A
Poor Man's Camp.
Leads
In a previous issue mention was made of the Washington
and Idaho claims, on which a shaft had been sunk to a
depth of 120 feet, when work waa abandoned owing to
financial difficulties. The claims were bonded by the
locators two years ago to Barbarian Brown for $100,000,
who stocked the properties and commenced development.
A shaft was sunk 120 feet, when work was abandoned, just
at a time when a few weeks!, work more would have, in all
probability proved the propertfto be a mine. ThC:,#*ff*ce.
showing is equal to that of Mj-otltf^gfR^
mountain, and it is to be regretted that the present owners
have, not continued development, as leas than one hundred
feet of crosscuitiug would have, exposed the ledge at the
' 100-foot level. The fact that the Washington SJ*d Idaho
are today lying idle is the result of the company promotion
system that has d;me so much injury to the mining industry of British Columbia. It is said that half a dozen
wine suppers put the company on the " hog" and the stock
in the hands of a banker.
North of the Washington and Idaho is the Highland Chief,
owned by Dore and Harris, and which is now being developed by a 90-foot tunnel being run to crosscut the lead
at a depth of 100 feet. Previous work on the claim consisted
of open cuts and a 50-foot tunnel. The ledge is quartz,
>.early 40 feet in width and carrying copperand gold values.
With all the leads on this group, as you. g0 north the ore
oodies change from silver to copper bearing valuea. In the
Sally, Wellington and Rambler, the most southerly properties that have been developed on Wallace mountain, the
.principal values are in silver, but in the most northerly ore
bodies the values are copper and gold. This change in
character of ore, becomes noticeable first in the Highland
Chief, on which considerable free gold has been found.
North of the Highland Chief are the Deacon and Boston.
On the Deacon there are four leads, running from three to
four, feet in width. On these 30 feet of work have been
done. The No. 1 lead Is quartz, four feet Wide, carrying
galena and copper. vA 10-foot shaft has been sunk on it.
No. 2 lead is of the same character as No. 1 and No. 3 is
galena about three feet in width. The Deacon ia owned by
Titos, Curry, Root. Wood and Mrs! Ida Thompson. The
Boston Is owned by J. Tuzo. An open cut has been run 30
|eet long and aix feet wide on the ledge. The lead is quartz,
carrying gold, silver and copper.   Development work will
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been surveyed. A shaft 10 feet deep has been sunk on
each of the six leads running through the claim. The
'^Lleads run from three to four feet in width, principally
galena, with copper coming in with depth. One of the
leads on this claim is believed to be a continuation of the
Highland Chief lead.
The Hard Cash is north of the Mountain Bell*, and owned
by Chas. Collins, W. Kintz and Geo. Mailer. There are
three ledges on the property, about four feet in width, one
carrying copper-gold values, and the other two galena. A
tunnel has been run 50 feet to tap the copper-gold lead, ^nd
will yet have to be run 30 feet before the lead is encountered.
This will give a depth of 75 feet on the ore body.   The
work on the other two leads was done on the surface for
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The Maple Leaf joins the Deacon and Hard Cash on the
east and is owned by Robert Wood, of Greenwood.. There
are eight leads on the claim, on three of which shafts have
been sunk to a depth of about 10 feet.   On one of the leads
there is a very nice surface showing of rich copper ore, but
no work has been done on it.   The leads are about four
feet in width.   Work will be done this winter on the leads
yet not prospected.
North of the Maple Leaf 1b the Black Diamond, owned
by Robert Wood, M. J. Phelan and Jno. Olson. About $400
has been expended in developing the three leads on this
claim: These are galena and about four feet in width, all
carrying partly high values in silver.
*'"Sbha.-'Jron1 Horse group is owned by Robert Wood, Mrs.
Ida Thompson and Thos. Curry, mod consist of five cTaintr
lying east of the Black Diamond and Maple Leaf. In this
group there are large leads of arsenical iron, lying between
granite and diorite. Continuous work has been done on
them for the past five years. This group is composed of
the Win' Horse, Atlantic Cable, Yellow Rose, Comstock and
Mayflower Claims. On the Iron Horse a 60-foot tunnel has
been run, and two shafts sunk, one 25 and other 10 feet.
The lead is 25 feet in width, the principal values of which
are in gold. On the Atlantic Gable there is a 25-foot shaft,
and also on the Yellow Rose a shaft has been sunk to a
depth of 25 feet. On the Comstock, two 20-foot shafts have
been sunk, and on the Mayflower a 20-foot shaft. Besides
the 25-foot lead, there is a 'aad about 15 feet in width on the
group.       • - ■
This completes the description of a camp about three
miles square, which has no equal in British Columbia for
the richness of its leads, and on every claim of which, the
ore bodies have improved with depth. In the southern part
of the oamp, the leads have been proved continuous, by
prospect work, from the Wellington and Homestake on the
weat to the Rambler, Black Diamond and Standard on the .
east, and from the Noddway, Duncan and Bounty on the
south to the Black Diamond and Iron Horse group on the
north, there is not 500 feet of ground in which a rich lead
has not been discovered. Every claim in the whole camp
on which intelligent development has been done has given
promise of being a mine, and better results have been obtained from Wallace mountain claims for the amount of
work done than in any other mining camp in the west.
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A. J. Wheatiey's saw mill has been running during the
last week, sawiug lumber for the Carmi mine. On Thursday the first'ji&d^yraa hauled up to Carmi. The mill crew
went along t;0 work on the road, making it a little more
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THE WEST FORK NEWS.
November 9, 1901.
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BABBISTBBS AMD SOLICITORS,
NOTABIBS PUBLIC.
Naden-Flood block, GREENWOOD. B. O.
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GREENWOOD. B. O.
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NOTARY PUBLIC, BTC.
Offices, Wallace-Miller Block,
GREENWOOD,
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IHE WEST FORK NEWS
Published every Saturday at .
BEAVERDELL,  BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
JAMES W. CRIER
MANAGER
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BEAVERDELL, B. C, NOVEMBER 9, 1901
Thb folly of building a wagon road,
such as the attempt made a year ago up
the West Fork by the provincial government, is being demonstrated every day.
The road, into this district, over which
supplies have to be hauled to the mines
and business men, crosses the river
eight times between Westbridge and
Beaverdell, a distance of not more than
25 miles.   The temporary bridges put
in by E. H. Thruston last winter were,
of course, carried away by the high
waters in the spring, and now a similar
set of bridges must be built for the
coming winter, or communication between this district and the railway will
be shut off altogether for six months.
It is impossible to ford the river during
winter
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should have been built altogether on
one side of the river. There are so
difficulties in grade or rock work on one
aide that have not to be overcome on
the other. The original route blazed bj
Scott McRae was all on one aide, and
the line surveyed and partly cut out by
C. M. Shaw, C.E., was practically the
aame aa that located by Mr. McRae.
At present E. H. Thruston, owner of
the Carmi, appears to come in for most
of the blame in regard to the unfinished
state of the wagon road, but the more
the matter ia inquired into, the less
blame appears to attach to Mr. Thruston. He offered, in the first place, to
build the road for $8,000, which was no
doubt a ridiculously low estimate for
the work. But if he was willing to
enter into* an agreement to complete
the road in a satisfactory manner for
that sum, it was his own look-out.
However, his offer waa not accepted by
the government, owing to the influence
of the Greenwood board of trade, and
the work waa carried on under the
supervision of a government engineer.
About nine miles of road were built at
a cost of $17,980, more than double Mr.
Thruston's offer for the whole work.
There is no doubt much more work
would have been done for this amount,
had not the chief engines? of the province stepped in and changed the route
surveyed by the engineer in charge.
This waa the beginning of what may
be termed the "bridge mania," and
which has since reached abnormal development in Mr. Thruston. There
are still people in the district who believe that the bridge system Is the only
one, but to construct permanent bridges
across the river, will require for each
one a sum not less than $4,500. This
estimate cannot be excessive, for $4,-
500 was the amount paid by the provincial' government for the bridge
across the West Fork below West-
bridge. The government now went
the remaining 16 miles of road built,
and five such bridges put in for $600.
In addition to this they insisted on the
owner of the Carmi entering into an
agreement to stope a certain number of
feet of ore during the winter. The
amount that will be required to build
five permanent bridges would be sufficient to make a new and good wagon
road, all the way from Westbridge to
Carmi, and all on one aide of the river,
without taking into consideration the
nine miies of passable road now being
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Subscpibe for the West Fork News
J. L. COLES
BOOKS, STATIONERY,
AND FANCY GOODS.
Greenwood, B. C.
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MEALS  AT   ALL   HOURS
DAY OR NIGHT
Headquarters (or Prospectors
Copper street. Greenwood, B. C.
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WEST TORK
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The Metropolis of the
WEST FORK DISTRICT
Near the town are the following well known properties:
Rob Roy, Sallle, Bell, Washington mid Idaho, Bounty, TOer, Elsworth,
Leslie, King Solomon, RaniblevW etc
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WAGOIN ROADS WILL BE BUILT
To all these mines this fall.
THE  RICHNESS   0E   THE  MINERAL  BELT
And its proximity to the town guarantee Beaverdell's future.
Lots Are Now on the Market
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The Beaverdell Townslte Company, Ltd.
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November 9, 1901.
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WEST FORK DISTRICT
Near the town are the following well known properties:
Rob Roy, Sallle. Bell, Washington and Idaho. Boanty. IHerf Bsworth,
Lesltef Hint Sownon, RninMcrt WeMnttonf Sfnoiileldi etCo
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WAGOIN ROADS WILL BE BUILT
To all these mines this fall.
THE  RICHNESS   Or   THE  MINERAL  BELT
And its proximity to the town guarantee Beaverdell's future.
Lots Are Now on the Market
For Prices and Terms Apply to
Ik Beaverdell Townslte Company, Ltd.
BrAVCRDCLL AND GRKNWQOD.
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THIS AND THAT.
Dr. Simmons, dentist, Rendell block,
Greenwood.
A. W. Strickland, who had been in
Carmi for the past week on a hunting
trip, left for Greenwood on Thursday.
Thos. Curry will resume development work on the Iron Horse group
this month. Work will be carried on
during the winter.
Jaa. C. Dale and A. Dale, of Carmi,
went down to Midway and Greenwood
on Monday and will not return until
the eud of the week.
The shaft on the Butcher Boy in
Carmi camp, is now down about fifteen
feet, trom which very rich ore is being
taken out. The lead is between five
and six feet wide.
At. and Mrs. Branson and daughter,
of Greenwood, were visitora to Beaverdell this week. Mr. Branson was
astonished at the growth of Beaverdell
since his last vist.
J. Luzo arrived iu Beaverdell
Wednesday from Greenwood. He will
commence development work at once
en the Loston. The Boston is located
on Wallace mountain.
R. Longley, superintendent of the
Carmi, waa a visitor to Beaverdell
Saturday. He states that work is going on smoothly in the mine, with
very satisfactory results in the quality
of ore being taken out.
J. Black, who owns a ranch north of
ihe Bubar ranch on Beaver creek, came
up from Midway Monday last, for the
purpose of disposing of his hay crop,
which has been purchased by W. F.
1 rands of the Beaverton hotel.
W. H. Pierre came down from Moaner
camp Aionuay to take charge of the
i*ews during the manager's absence in
greenwood. The editor will not hold
himself responsible for damage done
iu persona calling at the office and ask-
uitf lor explanationa "of items which
have appeared in the paper.," To make
the paper representative of all the interests in town the columns of the
News have been divided for the week
among the Citizens. Messrs. F. F.
Ketchein and A. "J. Wheatley are re-
sponsible for the editorial column; A.
S. Embree and H. Holmes, the local;
W. A. Keith and R. Halcrow, the
society; W. H. Pierre and W. F. Francis, the. mining. If there ia a failure
iu any of the departments, some twenty
odd yards of careful scissors work have
been left for emergencies.
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Bull Creek Hotel
W. McBoyle, Proprietor.
For First-Class
Accommodation
STOP AT
THE BAR
Is Supplied With Only the
Choicest Wines, Liquors
sad Cigars.
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Crowell's Hotel
THE D1N1NO ROOM
is  Under  the  Personal
Charge of Mrs. Crowdl.
MIDWAY, B. C.
Samuel A. Crowell, Prop.
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SMITHS  MOTEL
D. W. SMITH, KOPMETOR.
lbs Best hrnlsked Hesse n the West Fork District
Being located in the center of the West Fork mineral belt, the hotel will be
found the most convenient for mining men wishing to visit the properties of the district.   Excellent hunting and fishing
Comfortable Parlors for Ladies. BEAVERDELL, B. C.
Prospectors...
When in Greenwood,
Stop at the	
Pioneer Hotel
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November 9, 1901.
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Dr. Matbison, dentist, Naden-Flood
block, Greenwood, B. C.
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A. J. Wheatley, of the Beaverdell
eaw miU, haa taken a contract to fur-
niah the timbers for the Carmi mine.
Balrd Bubar came up this week for a
band of horses which he is taking down
to winter on hie ranch near Rock creek.
tUx men are now employed sinking
oa the Carmi, with a steam drill. The
shaft ia down 122 feet. Thia will be
continued down to the 200-foot level
when drifting and stoping will be commenced. ^      i   .
There waa a 14-inch fall of snow in
Beaverdell Saturday night and Sunday,
followed by a Chinook which took the
snow off as fast aa it came* and on
Wednesday the ground waa again bare.
.Owing to the storm Wilkins' stage waa
delayed two days and did not come in
until Tuesday night.
Clement Vacher, superintendent of
tbe Sally group, left this week for Central camp, in the Boundary country, to
look' after development work- being
done by his company there.   He will
be gone a month, and when
ia expected that building
concentrator for the
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get his winter supplies;
Jfotbin Ing the way of mining'hasbeen
done in that camp for the past two
:^|p^^»j|-every .one was getting his
^|j^:.i^:lAs^'loir the winter.'  There
\%l-l be eight or ten prospectors developing their claims in that-camp during
"^thjr winter.   Deer are quite plentiful
up Beaver creek, the Judge getting
two the past week,
P. Kennedy issuffering from a severe
attack of inflammation of the bowels.
He is at the Washington and Idaho
cabin and in his present condition it is
impossible to get him down to Beaverdell and from here on to ihe hospital
at Greenwood. Root. Parry is attending him and everything possible is be-
.*1ng done,for his comfort, taking into
consideration that there is neither a
doctor nor a drug store within fifty
miles of here.   •'
The wagon road from the Rambler
to- the river is now completed.  The
bridge across the river to the wagon
road will not be built until it ia finally
whether a sleigh road will be
from Robinson's ranch to con-
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| &L%'side df the river. Anetfortisnow
being made to raise funds to connect
BeaverdeU with the wag** load atthe
seventh crossing on the north side of
the river. U thfs is done tbe Rambler
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