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East Kootenay Miner 1897-08-26

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Devoted to the ping Interests and Development of tbe District of EAST KOOTEJUIY.
Vol. 1, No. 5.
Golden,  B.   C,  Thursday August 26th,  1897.
$2.00 Per Year
Seneral 9/ferchant
Carries a complete stock of:
Dry Goods
Boots & Shoes
Stoves, Paints, Oils and Window Glass.
Flour and Feed, Hay and Oats.
Miners Supplies including Ore Sacks.
jfyent for * ~ <*
Phoenix of London ��# other fire insurance C's
ConfEderation Life Rssociation, Toronto,
Canadian Railway .RccidBnt-InsurancByCoy.
geliancE Loan "^ Savings Company,
Ice Cream
.   -call on-
-*���������%-  ...
fp All Kinds of Fruit III Season
Value I* one tblug
Satisfaction lh another
You |el both hy buying your IUIY tinniis
re lee Lists .lid Samples foriviiriled ml iipjillea -
��    ��    ��
Mail Orders Receive
Prompt Attention.
����-AT THE-*-
Hudson's  Bay
J  Stores,
OALQARY,    .    ALTA.
Prospectors and Miners having claims or inter-
est.-* in claims for Bale, could not do beuui'
than coinmuukuiu with
Mining Broker and Financial Agent.
(ioi.riKN and FortStbele.
Mr. John Bullman, Winftuld Park, Thnnderlilll
-, ill handle freight between Adoln, Mud Lake
mill Furl Steele und return. Clouds minjlioiis-
til ut both eiidn.   Fur rulcN ti|i,.ly tu
Jas. Henderson,
Plans Prepared.
Prompt attention given to orders.
A dii[��|ily oi UuildluK Ume for utile.
*Eh,Wmln.      '
] | Telegraph orders receive prompt (mention j
Assay OfllceK ami
Chemical Laboratory,
(RitaliiUheti mm.)
Fur several years with Vivian A Bona, Bi-ran-
sen, ami local repreNentntive for tlium.
Fur "i years manager foi? tho fuwnyorii to llio
itiu Tiiil<> ft... London.
I'l'iiiiiiinii renrosotHatlvo of tlie Cuhno! Oold
Extracting t'o. i,'td, Glasgow (Cyanide process.)
X.H.���All wofk personally superintended, Only
competent  men. employed.    No pupilsjjre
H. L. Cummins, P.L.S.,
And Civil Engineer,
Fort Steele, B.C.
Thos. McNaught,
Mliilti-*..Brokcr, Flnaniial Agent, Conveyancer
mill N'tilury l'lihlfe..
Tost offlee address:
The  Railway will ba Through the
Crow's Nest Pass ere the
Snow Falls.
In the boginninj. of this week u ipcicitil
passed through East Kootenay containing aeverul of the C.P.R. ofllciuls. These
included Mr. T. G. Shaughnessy, vice-
president; Mr. Whyte,general manager;
Mr. Peterson, chief engineer; and Mr,
Su'sinap, raining engineer, who had joined the party at Calgary; and Mr. Nelson,
Mr. Shuughncssy's private secretary.
The manager of the Central Railway of
the State of Georgia was also along with
the party.
The party was on its way to visit several points in West Kootenay, going by
Revclstoke to Arrowhead, thence to
Rosslnnd, Kelson, Kaslo, Kakusp, back
to Revclstoke, whence it proceeds to
Vancouver and Victoria. From the latter point the party returns to the East.
Their arrival is anxiously expected in
Rossland where several matters of importance are to be considered.
Mr. Shaughnessy had just come back
from the Crow's Nest Pass where he hud
been inspecting the construction ot thu
railway there. It was his intention at
one time to have gone on to Wardner on
tlie Kootenay River and come up East
Kootenay by Cranbrook, and down the
Columbia River to Golden and joined
the railway there, But the plans were
changed and Mr. Shaughnessy and his
party returned to Mncjeocl and came on
by rail through Calgary.
These [acts T/ib Miner ascertained
while the special was waiting at Golden
for orders. During its detention, Tail
Mi.vkii had an affable chut with the Vice-
" TfWl Mr. Shaughnessy is thero anything you can tell us that will be of interest to tlie outside world. Newspaper
men you know are always anxious to get
news from first sources."
" What do you want to know?"
" When is Golden to be made a divisional hkj 0)r?"
"Oh is. 'know." he replied smilingly,
" that ur iter is still under discussion
and has Jict yet been finally settle'd."
Iliivinjis^it this diplomatic reply that
Golden wits to be a divisional center Tiie
Mixer iljl not think it necessary to ask
such details as wlien the additional accommodation was to be provided, as he
knew tliis will not lie for some little time
or when tho workshops at Donald were
to be closed and removed, as he was
aware these would be closed and removed in tlie course of the year and that the
greater bulk of them goes to llevelstoke.
TnB Miner's next enquiry was, " How
is the Crow's Nest Pass railway progressing. "Will there be much of it completed
before the winter sets in?"
" Tlie '.-railing is proceeding rapidly
and before the end of November there
will be 190 miles completed. Tne contractors willbe through the passant! over
the summit witli all their outfits and
grading will lie going on down the Elk
River." ��������� No," said ho, ill answer to
our last enquiry, " there will be no
bridge building over the Kootenay this
winter. This will not start until next
The signal " all nlxiard " came, our
chat was interrupted and the special
with its party proceeded on its way.
.     Home-Comlng at Field.
(From our own correspondent.)
There was grout merry-making at
Field on the invasion of the return ol
Mr. and Mrs. Illuinlt-u unci Mr. nnd Mrs.
Gallagher from their honeymoon. The
friends of both named couples, not only
at Field, but from I'nlliscr, Golden and
Donald, turned out and gave them a
most, hearty welcome. Thereafter a
most enjoyable evening was spent. A
ilunco was improvised and twenty couples " tripped the light fantastic toe,"
until long after the approach of the
small hours. Both Mr. and Mrs, Gallagher and Mr. and Mrs. lilunden were
highly gratified by thiB kindly welcome
of friend mid neighbor. Music was supplied to the ciiincu hy Messrs. Allan and
The "Miser" office for neat, artistic
job printing. Mail orders promply attended to.
Description of Properties now held
By Him.
Mr. Jack Henderson, who Ib well
known in Golden Mining Division, and
for that part iu the greater portion of
East Kootenay, came to Golden about
ten years ago. Ilis career has been one
of variety. He came from the south and
first touched East Kootenay in 1887. He
went into tlie mining business and became a prospector as there was then
considerable mining activity in Golden
Division. He has been up and down the
Columbia valley from tiie Big Bend to
the Canal Flat. His first prospecting
was done in Canyon Creek. For two
years he worked placer ground on Porcupine Creek in Donald Division. During his prospecting he located The Flying Dutchman, gold quartz with white
iron capping, in tlie McMurdo basin on
the middle fork of the Spillimacheen.
He has held an Interest in that property
evet since then. Some of the claims on
the Carbonate Mountain group ho located as fur back us 1889. Golden division
was rapidly coming to the front an a
grout mining country. So much so that
In 1892 a charter was obtained to build
a railway from Carbonate Landing into
McMurdo basin. British capitalists hud
all but completed negotiations to work
several of the mines, when an unfortunate litigation broke out among some of
the claim owners, which practically put
back the mining industry for many years
as tliis scared away all capitalists who
ware not prepared to take such uncertain
risks, us a good going litigation, in addition to their other risks inherent to the
mineral properties.
��� & 1895 Mr. Henderson loft East
KWtenny for West Kootenay, where he
hWlwen very successful. The scene of
his labor.-i has lieen in Trail Division, in
and iirouii'.l Rossland. He has now returned to the place of his former triumphs. Since he came buck lie has
located and staked out a group of claims
in the McMurdo basin not far from the
famous Bobbie Bums group. These are
The Mogul, tho Heather Bell and The
Princess. Although these properties
have only been recently located by Mr.
Henderson they were known to him us
far back as 1891. He was then, to use
his own colloquism " loaded up " and he
could not work all the claims. If lie had
staked them out, he could not have held
them, as he would have lieen obliged to
allow them to go as he had not the required capital to do tlie necessary assessment work on all his claims to hold
In addition to these claims Mr. Henderson also holds the Tlie Bryan and The
Lincoln mineral claims in tlie same district. These were located in August ot
last year, assessment work bus been
done and development work is now proceeding. There ure seven men employed
in running in a tunnel 11 feet by 4 feet,
for a length of 100 feet, so as to tap the
lend 76 feet from the surface.
The first group of claims is on the
south side of the middle fork of the
Spillimacheen. They ure about 211 miles
from Carbonate Landing on the Columbia River. A good trail runs right to
them, and in the winter a sleigh road
can be constructed within 8 miles of the
claims. The NO. 1 .iost of the Mogul
claim is right on the trull. This claim
runs 1500 feet south right up the mountain. Assessment work is being done on
this claim sufficiently to hold the whole
three claims. Since it has lieen commenced tlie lead which is 12 feet wide
shews up very well. It runs through
the whole three claims and can lie easily
traced. Tlie rock is fine gold bearing
quartz shewing traces of copper. Surface assays shew (12.-10 in gold. When
these claims are properly developed they
will lie very easily worked us a mine.
There Is ample water and timber for till
mining and milling purposes.
The other group is on the north or
opposite sido of tho middle fork and the
claims adjoin the Flying Dutchman. The
lead on tliis property averages about 5ft.
hi width. Tlie property lies within one
mile of the Bobbie Burns group. The
character of the ore is similar and very
easy to work. The quartz is more or
less oxidised und there is a great quantity of sulphur in it. Tho assay for the
adjoining claim, at a depth of about 40
feet gave a return of $40 in gold and 2oz.
of silver.
Mr. Henderson lias evidently got hold
of good properties and The, Mi.vkii
willies him every success In the develop
uiont Of them.
S.  &  Ttfc'Dermot,
�� �� �� �� ��
Don't Forget These Facts:
MeDERMOT is shiwig the finest Mining Boot on earth.
lUeDEHPT _ft5�� BICYCLES ff*%
From $40 to $65 Spot Cash.
��  ��  ��  ��  ��
fflptYEtoflVYT 'ias Jus* received a large consignment of the
U4UV��i\U2Ul Kickapoo Remedies. If you feel down in
the mouth purchase a bottle of Sagwa. It will make you a
new man or woman (right up to date).
Redpath's Granulated Sugar is the best for preserving
Preserve Jars-all sizes at   EflSTERjl    PRICES.
GflfllSTIE'S BISGUITS. au m,
New Jams and Marmalades just received.
Commencing to arrive.   " Direct Import;"
If you intend buying any    Ljnnco     Enffhichtfirtc
it will pay you to inspect our    JWUbtJ     f UFUlblUDjJb
stock.   We can quote prices that will astonish even the
closest buyer.
General Dealer.
Address !-BOX 49 GOLDEN", B.C.
Alexander Block,     -     Golden, B.C.
Hoots, Shoes mid Harness
Hvpaireil promptly.
The Columbia House
The Central Hotel of Eust Kootenay, midway
between Hidden uiul Kort Steele.
tlooil Oulslnei Choice Ltiiuorn & Ciooil Hiiiblliip.
E. H. Small, Proprietor.
-:    Muile  By    :-
Bott & Emdree
Fi'.km in Advance,
Hold ��i no
Sliver  1 .VI
Gold nnd Bllvor ami
Cornier  1 w
Lend 1W
Lend unci Silver , 2 IXI
On;-. tented by Cyanide Process.
oilier Pees on Application.
Livery and
Feed Stables
Good Buddie Horses and Rig* of AU Kinds for
Hire ut Reasonable Katw.
Tvdifiiiig of AU Kiwis a Specialty.      .
���   -Hamilton tin A HkWtmi,
Fire, Life, Rc��l Estate, House Agents,
Auctioneers and Customs Brokers
Plre Agcnolos:
Queen, Lancashire, Union, Hartford.
European Steamship Ticket Office.
The Hmi Life Insurance CoinpBny.
Tho Ontario Accident Insurance (Vy.
Tlie Blrbeck Investment and Loan Co.
W. Hamilton Merritt,
Associate Royal School of Mine*1.
Member Iron & Steel Institutes Eng.
Membor American Inst, Mfu, Engineers,
Mining Engineer and  Metallurgist*
���j.', Toronto Street, TOROKTO.
Tonsorial Artist.
Everything Strictly Int Olium.
gmV" Oppnslft ibo Kootonay House,
The Golden
Fresh and Bali Meats,
i'i>ii uiul flalnc iu season,
Dealers in Cattle, Bheop tnui Horses,
Mm! orders receive prompt attoDttoii,
Wedding Rings
A Speeialy.
Calgary, - Alberta.
How  is  your
TRY    "THE   MINER" 0-MattgatWWM: n Mimn��mtm> -wt������ p" gad ��wwrw��-y
SKta 9Jfiner.
A Weekly Journal, published every Thursday
lu llio int'-'rest oi tbe Kasl Kootenay l'lstriel,
hiaVlllg connections with ail trains: und
mall routes:.
srHsi'Kli'TiON BATKSi  By mall or carrier,
I'j.ts, pot yeur iii advauco,
ADVERTISING RATKS : Display ads. 51.00 nor
colllluu Inch,fcliAl jut eoluinti ineli alien In-
S,-rle,i oil tlie title pane ; log&l lids. 10 eelils pel'
(tinnparell) line lor lirst insertion, i; cents nor
line for eaeli additional Insertion; reading
liutlees 15 cents per line oacll insertion,
Clin nites Of ads, must UO lu Office not later than
Mirth, marriage and death notices inserted
Jon DKl'ARTMKXT! nor .lob Deportment
!s tlie best utittlppod priutlng offlco in Must
Kootouny aiicf Is prepared to do neat, artistic
printing at n reasonable price. One pi ice toull.
I.l-ill orders receive prompt attention,
CORRESPONDENTS 1 We Invite correspon
di'li.e oo tiny subject of Interest to the gulioru]
ptiblluaud desire a regular correspondent at
tvery point In thu District. In alt eases the
buna hclo namo ot writer must accompany the
Inuilliscripti not necessarily for publication
but as i, guariinteu of aeod faith,
Correspondohco with reference to any matter
that lias appeared iu another paper must first
tie offered lo that paper for publication before
It can appear iu "t'ik Minks."
Address all cominllnieatlous
Gulden, U. C.
AS    OTHERS    SEE    US   AND   AS
The Must Kootenay Miner is the latest
addition of Kooteiuiy journalism. It is
published ut Golden, is well printed and
intelligently edited,���Kootennin.
Wo welcome this week to our exchange
list The Kust Uiiiitenny Miner,it new advo-
c-iitti for development of Canadian mineral
wealth.���-The Algoinu Pioneer.
The Kust Kootenay Miner is tlie name
of n new paper printed at Golden. It is
alily edited und well printed and should
receive liberal support.--Nelson Economist.
The first copy of The Eust Kootenay
Miner, published at (Jolden, B.C. has
just come to hand. It is a bright, newsy
little sheet, and from the advertising
patronage it lias, is bound to be a permanency. It makes a specialty of mill*
ing hows.���Wellington Enterprise.
Tlie initial nunilier of the East Koot-
Miner, published at Golden, is to hand.
In size it is a six- column quarto, and presents a decidedly ambitious appearance.
It starts its career with an apparently
encouraging patronage from tho advertising public. In politics it is to lie ". wholly
independent of any political party." To
tlie Miner we say, go ahead and prosper,
���Fort Steele Prospector.
Tho East Kootenay Miner is tho name
of a new weekly paper which has reached us from Golden, B.C. It is devoted
to the development of the district of
East Kootonay. Tlie Miner is bright
and newsy. A specialty is made of mining news. The paper seems to be receiving very hearty local support to judge
from the nutnlwr of advertisements.
Special arrangements have been made to
secure news from Eort Steele. The
Miner makes its bow as an independent
iu tlie matter of politics.���The Spectator,
The East Kootenay Miner is the title
of it new weekly paper just started at
(joldtm,JlJ.C. Judging from the number
of new publications starting up iu all
parts of the l'fovinee, it would seem that
there are plenty of people witli money
to lose.���Kamloops Sentiliel, The Sentinel is all right. It is not its own
money it is losing anyhow. Tlie trouble
is that we cannot all of us have a Bostoek
to milk.���llevelstoke Herald.
Tun Miner is all right. It has got
money mid it has got influence, and it
has gotlthe right people to run it. Its
ptitl-onsjnre the great many and not the
select few. Its subscribers are numerous
andintluentiul. No politician can secure
an interest in its management, nor a
patent medicine vendor an advertisement in its columns, at any price, and
no gutterj_,gurbage will ever soil its
"THE   IWINElt."
Cut This Out
And Forward to_>>
East Kootenay Pab. Go
..Golden, B.C.
Find enclosed $2.00, for which send me
for one year.
Valuable    Hints     and     Facts    for
Those   Going  Thero.
Big, burly, honest Ham Johnson witli
his bright smiling face is one of tho best
known prospectors in Golden Mining
Division of East Kootenay. He came
here about four years ago and has made
some of the best locations that havo been
made iu East Kootenay, particularly in
Prairie Mountain district and Beaver
district. He is now prospecting around
tho head waters of tho Blueberry, uf
Sum generally knows where the best
things are to bo found. Knowing his
experience as a prospector and that lie
had been in the far distant Yukon Tim
Miner was anxious to have a talk with
him and obtain some facts which would
be useful to prospectors who intended to
go to that country of cold and gold. He
was successful mid us Mr. Johnson is
obliging at all times it succeeded in having a most interesting conversation ���
tlie main features of which are now
Sam Johnson was one of a party of
four who spent a season in prospecting
in the Yukon. This was in the year
1S87. The party sailed from Seattle in
tlie end of February and after a few-
days sail arrived at Juneau. Here the
monitors of tlie party completed tlicli
outfit and started out in the end of
March on their expedition. They had
fixed upon no particular point but determined to try Stewart River a tributary
of tho Yukon ltiver. The immense
territory of tho Yukon which is drained
hy this river and its alHiieiits is named
after it. Juneau is at thu bottom of the
Chilcut inlet at the head of which is now
Dyea. But there was no Dyea in tliosi
days. It was known as Heidy's store.
Four days were spent in canoes in reaching the head of the inlet. Arriving at
Heuly's store, who is now the manage!
of the Yukon Trading Company, they
disembarked and made up their goods
into packs. Tbere were no animals in
the country fur transport bo everything
hud to lie pocked on back. They succeeded in engaging some Indians, about
a dozen, to carry tlieir goods up tlie
mountains on to tlie divide, where they
could look down into the great basin ol
tlie Yukon. The cost of this freight win
12 cents per pound. More than n week,
was occupied in getting up the goods on
to the divide. They then tobogganed
their goods down the mountain side and
reached Tahkhenna Lake, which is now
marked on the maps us Luke Arkell,
having thus crossed through the Chilcut
Puss. The White Puss is further South
and is also erofsed from Dyea and comes
out on to Lindennunn Lake, which
empties into Bonnet Lake. Titlikheiiua
Lake being frost bound they crossed over
on the ice, and followed tho river flowing from this lake into Lake Lebargc-
Theso two lakes aro the feeders of the
Lewis River which empties into tlie
Yukon. Here at Luke Leburgo their
further progress was arrested. Spring
was approaching, thawing had set in
and there was water on the ice which
prevented travelling. By this lake-side
the party encamped for a month, and
waited until the ice broke up and there
wits clear water. In the interval timber
was felled, lumber whipsuwed unci ti
boat built. The month of May was well
advanced before the lake and river were
clear of ice. They then embarked with
all their belongings and started down the
stream to the Yukon. They then descended this river and finally reached
Stewart River, the goal of tlieir hopes,
on the 10th of June.
The partv hud supplies to lust its
members for about seven months us
they did not intend to winteo in the
country, These supplies consisted mainly of Hour, beans, bacon and tea, which
was their principal food, They had no
canned goods. They were too heavy ti
pack and would cost too much for trans*
���iort liesldes being luxuries. They hud
abundance of fish to change their diet.
On tlieir wuy down the river to their
destination they prospected all the rivers
and creeks running into it. They found
lots of placer ground where they could
have made fS or (10 a day per man but
that was not good enough pay so they
went on. They did not reach the Klon
dyke River, as this river is further west
and lies in between Stewart River aud
Forty Mile River and nearer the Alaskan
frontier. There was no Klondyke then
nor Dawson City. ��� Almost a month was
siient on Stewart River prospecting. It
is on a creek of this river that some of
the most recent big strikes have been
made. They found lots of places where
they could make (15 a day per man, but
these places were not extensive und did
not last long. One thing against them
was the height of the water, so that they
could not prospect the bed ot the stream
thoroughly.   Their diggings were princi-
O   :,i ill'il il III I frli .11 lS.|,.isn-WBisiSMlM..IIII..WS.M
pally bar diggings and bench diggings.
They went nlioitt 60 miles up Stewart
River. Their expenses wore heavy costing them about (0 or 1(7 a day each.
They were out more for prospecting to
find out something about the lay of the
country tha n for the purpose of working
steadily in one place for remuneration
that was scarcely adequate to the great
toil and hardship they had to endure.
They could have made their expenses
and lost nothing by remaining and working on such diggings as they found, but
they wanted something better than this.
They saw several prospectors belonging
to different outfits and some of them had
a very varied success.
There whs no mining town, no police
und no administration. Tlie principal
point witB Forty Mile Creek which had
just lieen struck and was causing Borne
excitement. Thoy however did not get
there. They finally dccidetl to return
aliout the end of July and go back by the
same way. This they did and prospected all the way hack with the same results.
Not finding any ground richer than (15
a day per man. They got back to
Juneau aliout the middle of September.
Winter lnul by this timo commenced. It
was very cold and there was ice on the
Mr, Johnson supplied Tun with
thu following facts about the country
and its climate. "The season" he
says, " is a very short one, about 00
days. The summer commences about
June and is over by tlie end of August.
The climate is very nice. The atmosphere is dry. There are small timber all
through thu country. Not much grass
but plenty of moss. There are no high
mountains like what /here aro in East
Kootenay but numerous hills. There
are lots of Bwuinpy ground along rivers
and streams. There are a great many
lakes throughout the country but none
of them very big. Game is very scarce
hut fish is plentiful. Salmon-trout and
a kind of white lieh are the principal
varieties. It was not very warm, at
least they did not feel it over hot. There
were lots of insects in the couutry. The
blood-thirsty mosquito was in greut
and also his ally the wicked fly."
Sam and his friends came out wiser
men but not wealthlor. " We were " as
he said, " prospectors searching for
wealthy diggings but did not find them.
The high water was very much against
tis. Hud it been low we could have got
down to the bottom bur diggings when
we might have made (40 a day per man.
The favorite way of working diggings in
that region where the season is short is
to mine out the gravel, where that is
practicable, when it is frozen hard like
solid quartz and then in the summer
season to treat it. That is one of tlie
reasons why the cleanings up ure so
large. The gravel has lieen wrought out
in the winter time and is being washed
up in the summer time."
Sam considers the Yukon a good
country. It is a good country for a poor
man to go to. He has a good chance of
making money." Sam is determinod to
go back unci leaves for there in Spring.
" I um," ho observed to Tun Miner.
'* going out again in Spring. I am making up a party, 1 am going in tlie same
way us 1 formerly went, but may take a
different pass when 1 get to the heud of
the inlet. I liuve not decided upon any
particular place. I um going on a pros
peeling tour and will build my boat us
formerly." In answer to an enquiry he
gave us his opinion that no outfit should
start unless it hits between (1200 or
(1500. I mean uu outfit for four. Things
may be cheaper and tilings may lie
dearer, but travelling should be cheaper.
Tub Mixer wishes Sam every success
in his future prospecting tour in the (ar
Yukon, because he heartily deserves it.
East Kootenay Mining Stock List.
Namk op coy.
The Hold Hill.
t'.-t: D. Co.
The Kooiciihv
(!' boil Mill:
Clohlcn ,(i Fori
Steele II Co.
Alberts,!: K'y
Capita!,.  Par Vai.i-k skll I'
W.OOO.OOO I |1 .OU I Liu
(-2.SOO.000 I fl.H0 | 2.K'
(700,000   I 11.00 I 10c
I f.-.oo.iioo I (1.1X1 I
Thou.   Mi-Naught,
Mining Ilroker,
Kort Steele.
Notice Of Removal.
I'm just Rdlng nfrt.nn lli** river,
only a few ytmls awiiy,
To iin-iiitsi'it more convenient,
When; I intend tontay.
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From Our Own Correspondent.
Development Work to Proceed but
No More Mining; to be Done until
East Kootenay has Its Own
The Miner liad a most interesting interview with Donald 1). Mann, Montreal,
President of the North Star Mining Co.,
while on his way through Kust Koote-
H".y to West Kootenay. The main features of this interview The Miner produces for the benefit of its readers. The
capital stock of the company is (130,000
divided into 1300 shares of $100 each.
The company owns the famous North
Star mining property situated on a gently sloping mountain one mile south of
Murk Creek in Fort Steele Mining Division. The property consists of four full-
nized claims nil crown granted, The
North Star, Dreadnought, The O.K. and
Tlie Buckhorn. The North Star was
discovered in June 1892 by Jos. Bourgeois, who located the War Eagle und
Lily May at Rossland. Tlie existence of
tiie mine was shown by the large amount
of galena float lying on the surface. Considerable amount of development work
was done before the great ore-body was
discovered. This has now been proved
to be the largest body of galena ore that
lias yet been fouud in the whole of British Columbia. The curious thing is that
it has now been found that the hitherto
little regarded covering of this galena has
been found to be the richer carbonate
Tlie solid oro is primarily a very clean,
solid, argentiferous galena, rather finegrained, with only a small amount of
sine blende, while underlying it along
the foot-wall is tlie " iron-ore," or iron
and maganese 'oxides, assaying about 20
ois. in silver per ton. The upper part
of the ore shute or covering which has
been decomposed is a mass of reddish-
brown, black and yellow oxides and carbonates of iron and lead, with beautiful
specimens of moss-like metallic silver
and crystals of cerussite. There is n
large amount of this ore. and unlike the
"carbonate ore " in thoSlocan it carries
a higher silver value than the crude or
solid galena oro. The value from smelter rem rim in silver is from 62 to 60.8
oss. per ton.
On The Mixer enquiring as to the development work done, Mr. Mann referred him to an article contributed to the
Mining Renew hy Mr. Hugh Sutherland
CX-M.P. for Winnipeg, where this work
ie fully detailed. Briefly stated there
are two shafts already sunk and more
will be sunk. Thero ie any amount of
tunnelling done, both hy drifts and cross
cuts. Solid galena from 8 to 20 feet in
thickness has been gone through and
this has been overlaid by the decomposed or carbonate ore, in one place fully
15 feet thick. Tho width in some cases
is from 40 to 80 foet. This great mass
now stands ready to be mined out. One
of the cross-cut tunnels 'M feet long,
strikes one of tlie shafts at a depth of (10
feet. The princi-nl development work
which is still proceeding will consist in
sinking, drifting and cross-cutting unci
fully opening up this great and valuable
, property.
, The ore Is very easily mined. By the
20th of January of tliis year, when mining ceased, there were 5000 tons of ore
on the hanks of the Kootenay Itiver
ready for shipment. The Company only
ceased mining then owing to the lack of
transportation. As it Is, not more than
one-hull of this ore will be bundled this
season. Tho unfortunate accident lo the
Huth and Gwendoline in the month oi
May whereby both woro wrecked in the
canyon, seriously hampered shipping
arrangements. The ore is brought down
to a landing on the Kootenay Hiver culled the North Star binding some six
miles above West Port, and this landing
is practically tbe head of the navigation
of the Kootenay Kiver. A wagon road
23 miles in length bus been constructed
from tlie mine to this Inudiug. The construction of tliis road cost upwards of
$11,000. There is stabling half-wuy between the mine and the river, where relays of horses are exchanged. Freighting
from the mine -to tho landing can be
done both during summer and winter.
In Bummer by wagons aud in winter by
sleighs. The ore Is placed in small sack's
of jute, which are manufactured in Montreal, aud it is therefore easily handled.
Sixteen of theso socks of oro weigh one
ton. Tlie plan is adopted of mixing both
kinds of oro together, the pure galena
unci tho decomposed oxides uiul carbon*
utes, so that the smelter returns which
Mr, Mann shewed Tin: Mixwi did not
Indicate that the ore was by any melius
low grade.
The ore is shipped to the Great Falls
smelter, Montana, for smelting uiul re-
lining purposes. It ifl carried by steam-
or to Jenfiings Landing, Montana and
there transported by rail to Grout Fulls.
Here it is treated by the United Smelting
and Iteflning Company, generally in live
car loads averaging 20 tons each. 'Here
are some of the returns," said Mr. Maim
producing a number of returns from the
Smelting Company and The Mineii selected one before the increase of duty
was imposed by the United States Gov
ernment, which shewed that live car
loads weighing 107,0-1511)8. had lieen
dealt with. The value of this ore was
$60.16 per ton. The freight and treatment amounted to $16.50 per ton which
left a clear return of $43.60, less the
duty to be paid to Uncle Sum.
" You will see," said Mr. Mann, "that
the return on the l!l7,0451hs. at $43.66
should have given ns $1301.44, but out
of thut $1457.55 went into the coffers of
the United States treasury, leaving the
net proceeds of $2843.44* Since then
there has been a further increase in tin
duty and further decrease in the value
of silver, so we don't intend to ship any
" Development work will be resumed
and will lie continued all this winter.
There is no intention of doing much
mining as it does not pay to ship owing
to the increased duty and the low price
of silver. Mining will not be resumed
on any great scale until there ure better
means of transportation and until smelters are erected in Fast Kootenay. The
bast place for smelters will be where the
railway crosses the Kootenay Kiver.
There is a down grade on both sides.
From the west the ores can be easily
hauled to meet tlie coke which will lie
us easily hauled from the eust from the
Crow's Nest Pass coal fields.
Written by Thos. T. McVittie. C.C.. P.
L.S., for" Mining " the journal of the
Northwest Mining Association.
The first mineral claim that was recorded in the Fort Steele Mining Divi
sion was located on Wild Horse Creek,
in the fall of 1884, and was situated
alioiit five miles up the creek from the
old town, near the head of Victoria ditch
but it was allowed to lapse, the ore not
being of a sufficiently high grade to warrant the expenditure of any money on
development work, owing to the backward state of tlie country at the time.
For the next few years very little prospecting wue done, the next location on
the creek* being in 1887, by Wm. Voss,
who still retains possession of the property. This claim is situated at the head
of Victoria Gulch, a branch of the Wild
Horse. Tho ledge is aliout 60 feet in
width, showing a tine body of ore, which
curries gold, silver and lead. A tunnel
has been run in on the lead for a considerable distance. But it was not until
the summer of 1803 that the prospecting
of Wild Horse began in earnest, it was
during this summer that Messrs. Banks
and Young discovered und staked off the
Dardanelles group. Numerous other
locations were made the same seuson by
other parties, und tho number of claims
have increased rapidly over since until
at the present time they can be numbered by the hundreds, and are scattered
over on both sides nf the main stream
and its tributaries fur a distance of ten
miles from its mouth, the character Q(
the rock being principally gold quarts,
Hut development work bus been necessarily confined to the actual assessment
work, which bus to be done in order to
retain possession of the property. Consequently, very little is as yet known as
to the value nf this mineral licit.
Prior to the discovericson Wild Horse,
in the fall of 1KIHJ, Jas. Dibble and two
other men located what has turned out
to he a most vnluuble miucrnl deposit,
which is now known ns the " Dibble
Group," in u gulch of the Koekies about
ten miles east from Fort Steele and the
suino distance south from the Wild
Horse. The ore is a pay copjier, carrying gold and antimonlal silver, some of
it going very high in gold and silver. The
property may now be ranked us an ore-
producing mine, it being now sold to a
syndicate. This mineral bolt has been
traced for a considerable distance in a
northerly direction over the divide to
Shingle Crock, An which there arc quite
a number of locations.    The next dis
covery of importance was the now celebrated North Star iniue, staked out and
recorded by Joe Bourgeois and James
Laiigfell in the summer of 1802. They
immediately started in to develop the
property and very soon hud a fine showing of galena and cut-Inmates. It soon
passed into the hands of D. D. Mann of
Montreal, who formed a company and
commenced operations in the beginning
of 1893. Work hnfi, been carried on almost continuously ever since, until now
this mine is recognized us being one of
the most valuablbin the Kootenays; and
from the indications of the mineral
bearing veins in the vicinity,there seems
very little doubt but that there is an
immeuse body of silver-lead ore awaiting
development. The whole country for
some miles surrounding tho original locutions have been staked off, on many of
which considerable development work
litis beon done, und several have lately
passed at good figures into the hands of
miningcomp'anies, who, no doubt, intend
to commence work us soon us possible.
Tlie next mineral group worthy of reference is situated on the Moyie Luke
about 30 miles south from Fort Steele.
This ore body wits discovered by an Indian while hunting in the summer of
1893. He stumbled across a large outcrop of galena where it was exposed to
view on the precipitous side of u cliff
about 1400 foot aliove tho lake. On
reaching the mission he informed Father
Coecola of his find, who making a satisfactory arrangement with the Indian
immediately set out for the spot accompanied by Jas. Cronin, who was on a
visit to the Mission. At the same time
Messrs. Hogg and Houghton, engineers
engaged in exploring the country in the
interest of the C.P.R. being camped in
the vicinity, got wind of tlie discovery
and were soon on the ground. They nil
located claims on which considerable
work has since been done. The ore is
galena and of the same character as that
found in the North Star.
On the " St. Eugeno " and " Peter,
tbe original locations, 600 feet of tunneling has been run in, more than half of
which being on tho lead with drifts and
connecting shafts. So now this property
may be ranked ns a working mine, and
as soon as proper transportation facilities
ure established will ship large quantities
of ore. Numerous other mineral belts
have lieen discovered in other parts of
the country witnin the past four or five
years, the one attracting the most attention nt present being the gold quartz
leads on Perry Creek extending for some
miles adjacent to and above the old
placer diggings. The original claim was
staked by a man named Sherwood in
July, 1895.
��� There were so many locations being
made all over the district that the value
of the discovery escaped notice until tlie
following year when interest was gradually awakened and men begnn to realize
that the country in vicinity of Perry
Creek was well worth prospecting; the
consequence being that in a very short
time the hillsides bordering the creek
were staked off for a distance of seven or
eight miles. There has boon little op|ior-
tunity so far towards doing development
work. Although a few companies were
working lust winter with satisfactory
results, it wus only surface work. Coil'
sequcntly, the vulno of these properties
still remain in abeyance, but it will not
be long before not only Perry Creek, but
nil the other mineral belts of the district
will be in a process of active development brought on by tlie construction of
the long talked of and hoped for Crow's
Nest Pass Ituil way.
It seems strange that this route has
not lieen utilized liefore for railway purposes, for ever since 1S73 it has been
known to uxist, for in that yeur M.
Phillips, who is at present a stipendiary
���nngistJute for this district passed
through it to the northwest with o companion named John Collins. In the
same year Phillips and a man named
Morrisey, while camped closo to the
mouth of a tributary of Elk Kiver, noticed a large amount of what Morrissey
supposed to be black sand in the creek,
but which on examination proved to lie
coal dust from tlie coal measures in the
viciniry, now in possession of the Crow's
Nest Coul Co. Mr. Phillips reported the
discovery of this puss to lingers, the en-
engineer in churge of the C.P.K, surveys,
when he was exploring thu country, but
at that time thu government objocted to
the location of uny railway line within
loo miles of the international boundaiy;
consequently, it wus passed over mid no
examination made of it,
Alwtit the year 1879 or 1880 the government made a small appropriation towards cutting a trail through the pass,
which was completed oil or ��� about the
year 1882. It was not until the year
1884 or 1885 that the coal limits were
staked off and applied for, the first portion being in the vicinity of Marten
Creek, which now proves to lie near tlie
eastern boundary of the known coal
fields. The following year Wm. Fernie,
who was looking after the interest of the
company, became aware of tho existence
of the coal measures on the main Elk
Kiver, took steps so as to gain control of
the whol-i coal field which now constitute the property of the Crow's Nest
Coal Co. Somo few miles to the south
within a short distance of the International boundary on branches of tho Flathead Kiver large conl oil springs were
discovered shortly after thu coal measures
hud been taken up. These springs uro
supposed on reliable authority to indicate the presence of large quantities of
oil inclose proximity to the surface, but
all the lands in this section of the district have been reserved by the government for reasons best known to themselves.
Before concluding this article it will
not be out of place to give an account of
how Fort Steele, the present distributing
point for the district, came into existence
The town is situated on a bench overlooking the Kootenay nt its confluence
with the Wild Horse Creek and St.
Mary's Kiver about five miles from the
site of the old mining town which sprung
up in tlie vicinity of the old placer
grounds. A ferry and trading post wus
established by John L. Gulbralth. Col.
Keeler and Marion Nolan in the fall of
18(14. John L. (ialbraith having located
the ground and buying out his two partners, carried on the business with the
assistance of his brother, James Gal-
bruith, who was succeeded by R. L. T.
c-albraith, tlie present owner of the property. For a number of years it was
known as Galbraith's Ferry, but on the
arrival of the N, W. mounted police under the comniund of Major Steele in
1887, who established a fort at this
point, the mime of the plttco wus changed to Fort'Steele. It has now become
quite nn important center for the mining
interests of the section, and will no
doubt make a rapid progress during the
next few years, for u change has conic
over the spirit of the scene owing to the
promised early construction of the railroad which will place this portion of
British Columbia not only in touch with
the sister district, but also with the sister districts, but also with the outside
world. The Fort Steelo mining division
may now look forward with confidence
to an era ot great prosperity, and the old
difficulty with regard to transportation
facilities may be relegated to the paBt
and looked upon us ancient history.
Extract** From British Columbia
Statutes Explaining Fully the
Value and Necessity of a " Free
Miuci-H " Certificate���No Person Should Attempt Mining
Without One.
Any person ov*y 18 yesrs of apri1, or imv joint
Steele niin'mny, or ion-lull c-oui)-mi**, may be-
uoiiie ii free miner liy imving $5 to uny gold
coiniiilssiniier ur mlm-riil rucorucr sail obtain,
inn a t'ertlltcutu good lor on. yeur.
A free miner nitty obtain ti new certificate for
on. lost ou paying |1.
A tree miner's eerlltiestc is not transferable.
Any person or einnpmiy working s iiiiueml
claim, held as real estate without fleense, may
be lined f��i. Mines t-ecoiuu real estate after
erown grain lias been issued.
Should co-owner fall to pay up Ills free miner's
c-urtilieale bis Interest goes to his en-owners pro
rata according to their former Interests.
A shareholder In t joint stuck company need
not lie a free holder.
A free miner may claim 1500x1501 feet. - llnl
all angles must he right angles and all measur-
meat must be horizontally.
A free miner may cut timber on erown lands.
A free miner may kill game for his own use
at all soasons-
A free miner may obtain live acre mlllslte upon eruwn lands in Ihe iurm of a square.
A claim may be held from year lo year bv
work being done to the value of one hundred
'Two claims In each mining division, not on
the same vein or lode, may be held, uiul mere
than em, ou the same vein If held by purchaser,
Lodes dlseovered 111 tunnel may be held 11 recorded ill 15 days.
A tree miner may on payment of ?5, fu lieu of
expenditure oil claim, obtain u erown gram.
Any miner niav, at Ihe illseretton of the gold
commissioner, oblain a Muter right lor a term
of 20 vears.
No transfer of any mineral claim or interest
shall be eliforeeabfe unless lu writing, signed
and recorded.
No miner shall suffer from any act of omission
r commission, or delays on the part of the
government officials.
No claim siiall be open to loeatlon during
last lllnesss ot holder, nor within ti months
after his death, unless hy permission of guld
commissioner. in
A mineral claim must be recorded within 15
days after locution, If within 10 miles of ofllee
of mining recorder. Oneuiblltloiial day Is allowed lor every additional!!) miles or fraction
Work on each mining claim lo the value of
1110 must be done each year from date of record of mineral claim. Altldavit made by the
holder, or litrr agent, setting out a detailed
statcmeut of the work done must be filed with
the gold eoinmissiunsr or milling recorder, und
it eertilteate of work obtained, and recorded before the expiration of each year from tbe date
of record of said claim. A tree miner holding
adjoining claims, may subject to tiling notice
of his intention with the gold commissioner or
mining recorder perform uu any one or more of
sllell cbiilus, nil the work required to entitle
him to a eerlllleute of work for eueh claim. The
same provision applies to two or more free miners luil,ling adjoining Halms lu partnership.
In lieu of above work thu minor must pay flue
and gel receipt and record the same.
Complete Directory of the Recorder*.
Minister nf Mines���Hon. Col, James Raker,
Provincial Mineralogist���W. A. llarlyle.
1'ublle Assayer   II. I'armlchael.
District. Olllee.
MINIMI  IIKroltliKHs IX It. C.
NANAIHo���II. iiiia V Nttlilllme
fl. Itiibson New Weslmplster
KAST KOOTKNAV���,f. SI Irrel Ilonulil
P. C. fang Clolden
CI. tloldle Wllidermrre
C M. Kdwards Kurt Steele
M. Phillips Tobacco Plains
.1. II. ilrahoni llevelstoke
Cory Msnnonluk Urittnu
A. sprout New Deliver
John Keen Kuslo
J. 11. Itashdall Nelson
J. Klrkup Rossland
J. C, Itykurt II* ken's
Thomas Taylor Trout Ijike
Walter Swill Illeeillewaet
F. CI. Fauquier Naknsp
IV, Stephenson. Quenelle Forks
,1, How run Uakorvf lie
Va lk- W. Dodd ....Yale
I.. Norrls Vi'cuon
0, A. H. l.aiulily Osoyoos
W. McMyuu Midway
8. R. Almond Grand Forks
II. Hunter Granite Creek
O. C. Tunstnll Kamloops
MI.LOOKT���C. A. Fhalr Ltllooct
P. Soues,,... ..Clinton
Er.r& Kvadr Maniton Creole Omlneca
Jas. porter  Lake-Ion
alberni���T. Fletcher A Ibernl
VICTOHIA���W. 8. Gore Victoria
For tho Province��� \V. 8. Ooro Victoria
Alberni���Tlioh. Fletvlmr Albernl
Cariboo-John Bowron ttiuliflelu
rn.tsbir Dlstrtot-Jiw. Porter...Laketon, Oaiwiar
Llllooet Dl hi riot���Frederick Hoiten Clinton
Niumi 1110--M. Bray Nitnafmo
EoKt Kootenay Dlmrlct���J. F. AnuatruiiK, Fort
J. E. Griffith Honald
Went Kootenay District���N. Flutublw...Ni'lmjii
J. P. Graham KuvoUtokO
Vale Dfrtrfet���Chun. Lambly Onoyoiw
Q. C. Tuutitall ! Kau.loop.-i
Situated on Perry Creek,
25 Miles From Fort Steele,
East Kootenay.
IiOTS foi, m
$75 to $150 Each according to
PPp-u-w/. __��, m   One-third down, balance in three and six
"���*��� S5��-i-A-iJ.K5�� .      months, without intercut.
MMBEIdi 5 lie,,
Agents, CALGARY.
Upper Columbia-
ifavigation 6c TJramway
Co., Limited,  and
International [Transportation Company.
Connecting with tlie C. P. R.'at Golden, P. C, and
GreatJNortbern Railway at Jennings, Montana.
48 Hours to Fort Steele.
Steamers leave Golden J' Monday and Friday
evening on arrival of East bound train. Connections at Canal Flat with stage for Fort Steele and
The   Only   Quick   and   Comfortable   Route.
Address all express care, of U. C. Co'y, Golden.
General Merchants
Miners Supplies a Specialty.
Agent for the California Giant Powder Com pay.
Salgardne * Hotel
DTort Steele, S. G.
Choice Winks, Liquors asm Cigars.
R. D. MATHER, Proprietor.
The  Steele House.
First Class Brands of Liquors and Cigars o
Headquarters for Mining Men o o
Commodious Sample Rooms o o
Best Cuisine in the West,    o o o
Modern Conveniences o o o
Home Comforts.
D. McNEISH, Proprietor.
POET    STEELE,    B.   C.
���A.d.-vextie��   Ixi    "TKE      E-&.ST      KOOTElTATr     auCBbTEESs.' GOLDEN   -   TOWNSITE
. -     -   ���'���    .,   ���. ,, ..
Real Estate in Golden now presents one of the best opportunities for investment
Golden is sure to be the leading railway and mining town in East Kootenay.
The owners of the Townsite are prepared to dispose fo the remaining lots at reasonable    1
prices and on reasonable terms.
will be offered to purchasers erecting buildings.
Prices   Range   From   $75
according to location.
For Maps, Prices, Terms and full particulars apply
to. I Marter.
1&. teen,
Meesrs. Starke and Dtiinartl liave completed iiBneBsnicnt work on the Favorite
mineral claim on the head of tlie middle
fork of the Spillimacheen in Golden
Milling Dinision. It ia tin extension of
The International. Tlie work consisted
mainly in an open cross cut and in tlie
confrlsOTic-ewicnt of 'a tunnel. The rock
is gold hearing quartz. Assays have
gone as higli tis'from'fllll to $720 in gold.
Mr. Manuel I'ainard who represents
The Alberta and Kust Kootenay'Development Company has come into Golden
from the McMurdo district where tliis
Company holds some very promising
claims. Development work is going on
there and Mr. Diiinnril has come in to
report progress and obtain additional
supplies. He returns back in the beginning- ol the week;       I .-,,-.'
The Flying Dutchman which' is '^now
under bond was located as far hack as
1801. Since then considerable development wot'k lins been done on it. It iB
estimated that upwards of $40110 have
been expended in opening up this property. A tunnel has been driven in 12(1
feet. The main lead has been cobs cut
und -10 feet of it mined out. Con, ider-
able surface work has been done in uncovering and exposing tlie lead. Tlie
lead has also been fully opened up by
deep cuts and crosa cuts. Tho quartz
which The Minim lias seen is very line
anil is heavily capped by white iron.
Assays give upwards of If-lli in gold.
���\Yhen fully dcvi'lupi'd tiie niiite will be
very elisily worked, us tlie incline of the
hill in whloh it is Bituatod is very steep.
Tin: MIXER hopoa that tliis deal will successfully go through.
Sam Johnson bus come in from three
week's prospootlhg, Tin1 principal
thing that lie found was hardship, lie
got plenty of it, but nothing I'lsu of any
value. He struck out for Ottertail and
went up Heaver Creek that empties into
the Kicking Horse between Ottertail
und Field. From the mouth of the
creek to its source is 21 miles, Sam having traversed this distance crossed over
the divide from Golden Division into
Donald Division and struck the head
���waters of a creek for which he could not
find any name. He followed this creek
down for 12 miles until ho came to the
lilaeberry into which it empties about
35 or 40 milcB from where this river
joins the Columbia River.
All the basins on the Blueberry side
were thoroughly prospected but without
success. There were plenty of signs indicating copper, but Sam did not deem
anything that he saw worthy of staking
out. The water was pretty high, and
travelling was difficult. It was ft hard
country to get through. It is so very
rough, full of cliffs, small precipices and
high walls. There iB an abundance of
Bmall glaciers and the ice iB very troublesome to cross. Sam's chief gain waa
Mr. Frank Bethune, who is superintending the development work on the
TimbaBket group of claims on tho Kin-
basket Lake in the Donald Division has
arrived in Golden to obtain additional
supplies. Development work has buia
going on there all summer. This group
of claims. wliich is held' by the Golden
& Fort Steele Development Company
contains the largest body of argentiierouB
galena thut has ever yet been discovered
and uncovered in North Fast Kootenay.
It has one ledge 80 feet wide. Upon
tliia ledge u shaft haB been sunk which
is now driven about 00ft. going through
mineral all the way. Ab soon ns the
foot wall ia reached a cross cut will lie
made to tlie hanging wall, which will
give a distance of iiboiit 300 foet in depth
under ground. Assays have gone as high
us Stiozs. in silver.
Spokane Fruit Fair opens on Tuesday,
October 6th and closes on Saturday, October 10th. In a seperute nnncx connected with the muin buildings, is to be
a mineral exhibit. Last year's mineral
exhibit was n great success. The specimens that came from East Kootenay did
more in bringing this district to prominence than anything else. Here ut the
exhibit, prospector, miner und investor
ure brought tog.-ther, and have an opportunity of ascertaining tlie variety of mineral wealth of East Kootenay. It is to
be hoped East Kootenay will get up nn
exhibit worthy of her great mmeral resources. Tin: Minim will gladly take
charge of the exhibit, forward it to Spokane and sec that it receives a proper
place at llio exhibition. Tlie exhibit
however must he completed and on its
way not later than September 15th. Tim
MINER will gladly furnish all information
to intending exhibitors.
Tlie Hrovince Publishing Co. has deservedly obtained a great reputation for
its mining niups which it bus been lately
publishing. Its reputation has Iran
fully maintained if not enhanced by its
recent publication of The Klondyko Mnp
which is u map of a part of tlie Canadian
and American territories in tho far
Northwest. The map contains portions
of British Columbia, Yukon and Alaska,
and in addition to its apparent full geographical details, it shows tho various
pusses, routes and trails to the Yukon us
well us the disputed boundary between
Canada and the United States in that
far away region. Tho map which is
well printed and well mounted on cloth
contains some most useful reading
appended on it and attached to different
sheets. The reading is a perfect vade
mectim of information for thoso who intend to go there. It contains a history
of  tho country, gives information as to
climate, productions; routes to be taken,
list oi supplies suitable for oHe man for
one year and cost of the same arid where
they can be obtained. It gives.��aluable
hints as to the' kind of men who ehould
go there, as to the diseases to be encountered and the best means of. preserving
the health. It also contains $e Placer
Mines Begulations, showing the size of
claims-and how they can be transferred
and gives forms for making applications
for claims, obtaining grants, procuring
transfers. The map and reading matter
are a perfect encyclopedia of knowledge
regarding the Yukon and the Clondyke.
This can be obtained mounted on cloth
and in neat, waterproof ease for 11.���
The Streets of Winnipeg Paved
With Cold.-WIII It Pan Out.
The Nor'-Wester, Winnipeg, has the
following startling head-lined paragiaph
in ft recent issuet������" Gold Paved Streets.
A startling discovery made in tiie city.
Gold bearing quarts in liberal quantities
haB been found.
The starting annoucement that the
streets of Winnipeg have been paved with
gold was made on good uutliorsty yester-
duy. Mayor McCreuryiminediately went
out to investigate and fouud that there
wus some; truth in the report. He is now
about tlie proudest chief magistrate of
any city on the continent. The diBcovery
was made by Mr. Henry, of the firm of
Henry and Grout, mining aasayers and
brokers. He wub Inspecting one of the
streets on witch a mucaduni pavement
litis recently dcen put down whonHlseyo
happened to light on a small piece nf rock
witch looked u little too rich to be used
for pavement purposes. Investigation
proved it tulni a piece of goldbouringquorts
It wub not the only piece of rock of the
samo kind on tho street. In fact It was
tg lie found in liberal quantities on all the
streets recently macadamized Mr. Henry
will take some of the samples to Montreal
mid Toronto and exhibit tbeni there. Tho
' rock wus shipped to Winnipeg from
Keewatin and has been used as top dressing for macadamised streets.
This appears to be just a little too
"thick. The streets of Winnipeg were
notorious for their muddy clay adhesiveness and consist mainly of real estate,
but they have considerably improved.
Teoy liuve now some stability and respectability. Keewatin ic famed for its
flour; Its only othor products we know
of are swamps and mosquitoes. These
are not detrimental to the existence of
quartz with gold carrying qualities. We
know that gold exists wherever it is
found, and ft considerable amount is
being found in a region not fur distaat
from Keewatin. We should like to
ki-ave something more about this maca
damized quarts with such rich metallic
properties. Where it comes from,, and
was the metal there at its departure. It
is possible both may have come from
different places and got mixed on the
streets of Winnipeg. We are anxious to
see how the whole matter pans out.
Will Winnipeg rival and surpass Jerusalem in the days of Solomon, who made
silver as plentiful as stones in her
Local and General News.
There will be a general meeting in the
Methodist Church on Tuesday evening
August 81st ftt 8 p.n, to consider the
advisability of fornitg a brunch of the
Upper Canada Bible Society in Golden.
As tlie society is undenominational it is
expected that all people anxious for the
propagation of the gospel will be present
ftt this meeting,
Thb Mimbk woule recommend all East
Kotenay prospectors who are contemplating the Yukon to stick to East Kootenay and its assured prospects, and not
incur the risk of being a few thousand
years hence dug out of a glacier like a
fossil rat out of an untcdeluvin dung-hill
for tlie contemplation of archaeologists
in a dime museum.
Mr. A. W. Rosa . ox- M.P. for Lisgar,
referring to the mining doom . says tlie
prospects for tho future of British Columella are excellent, anb he expects it will
at no distance day bo tlie most important
province of the Federation. That is bo.
There Is not the least possible doubt
about that fact.
Harvest operations have commenced
in Golden district ut Sandy Campbell's
furm a short distance westward from
Golden. A line Held of grain, gold
headed, ripe and strong, has beon laid
low by the mower. The grain will soon
be garnered and In a short time new oat
meal will be on sale at the Btores.
Rov. Dr. RobertBon of Winnipeg,
Siipt. of Presbyterian Church missions,
has been on ft tour among the various
Presbyterian Churches and Missions in
British Columbia. Last Sunday he conducted communion services in tho Presbyterian Church at Golden. He left on
Monday's No. 2 for Winnipeg, but may
be exyected back shortly to complete his
tour of inspection. He has yet to visit
the Upper Columbia Valley and South
East Kootenay. The Rev. Dr. was accompanied on his visit by his wife and
'.! ' .*'
���: In Golden, is:��� , ....
T��a.e Best Store
In East ZZootexia^
Miners & Prospectors Outfits.
"A, specialty is made of this line of business.   A ��� ��������� ;
complete list of goods always in stock;     .        ������������' ;
WARREN'S other line of goods is unrivailed. ,.,. . t
Provisions,   Hardware,   Hosiery,   Etc.
Every department is replete. A trial is only '
necessary to become a constant customer. WAR- ';'
REN'S STORE is the foremost in the district.' , ,.''"
J A Muir____���____s_\
Sign Writer   & House Painter
Estimate, given ol >U work.
Gold . . .
Mines  . .
Development Oo.
New York,   Chicago,
Spokane, Wusli.
CAPITAL 8TOCK  810,000,000.00.
Buy and Sell Mining Properties.
Furnish Money for Development
Job   Printing*
His HONOUR the Lieutenant-Governor )ins
been pleased to muk'- the lolluwlug appointments i���
12th August, 16D7.
Jqriaii Stirrett, Enquire, Mining Recorder,
at Dnimlit, to be���
Recorder of Murks auc Brands under the
"Cuttli' Act," tor the ICtiHl K,uoUMwy Electoral
DlKtriet, ami
Deputy (Merit of tho l'eme, for the Northern
Division of the Mild District.
Charles MAURY Edwards, Enquire,, Mining
Recorder, lit Kort Steele, to bo-
Deputy Clerk o( the l'eaee, and ,    ,
lti-itl-lrnr of the County Court of   Kootenay
hohli-uttt Kort Steele.-     <���
East Kootenay Klisctoxal District.
vtOTICE Ir hereby given that His Honour the
���" Lieutenant-Governor in CouneUJias been
pleased to authorise the division of the East
Kootenay Electoral District into a Northern
and a Southern Division lor the convenience oi
public bvuincHH, uaniely:��� -
Northern Division
To comprise the Donald,-Golden end Windermere Mining Divisions,
Southern Djyision ���,.   -
To include the area contained within, the
Fort Steele Mining Division.
Deputy Provincial Secretary. :
Provincial Socrotttry^ Office, - *      ��
16th July, WOT.      ... ���. ,������ ���
In Private   Houbo,   Apply   tp
Mrs. Brownrlgg, S.. Alberta St.,,
Golden, B.C.


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