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V6t,. 1—No. 10.
YMIR, B. C, SATURDAY. JULY -23, 1904.
Prick Five Centi-
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Tho fishing this year in the Salmon
rlvor seems to be better than ever.
Born— On Thursday morning, a
girl to the wife of Charles Patterson,
at Ymir.
W. (>. Steele has returned from a
vibit to his ranch in tho Okauagan
The subject next Sunday evening
at the Methodist church will he
•'Scattering Seeds."
Price of motals July 21st—Silver
58 1-8; electrolytic copper 12 5 8;
casting copper 117 8; lead $1,20.
Thursday last, was a record for
heat. During tho afternoon the
thermometer touched 95 in the shade.
Tho Dominion veterinary was in
towu on Thursday, inspecting the
latest importations of the local hog
Mr. DeWitte, foreman of the Wil
cox mine, is now a patient of Dr.
1-aBau at the Kootenay Lake Hospital, where he has undergone an operation.
Mrs. W. <). Steele and family leave
for the Okanogan, next week. Their
ranch is about three miles south of
the boundary line and just 100 miles
from Waneta.
The many friends of Mrs.  Finlay
MeLeod will be glad   to   hear,   that
she will soon be out of  tho  hands of
the physicians.    She is now a patient
in the Kootenay Lake Hospital.
Father Althoff was   in   town   on
Thursday last, in connection with the
new Catholic church,    It it  expected
that the church will be ready for   the
opening services in about four weoks.
The Editor of the Herald is in
receipt of an invitation from the
Premier and members of the Executive Council, to attend the opening of
the Provincial Bridge at Now Westminster
Miss Mary L, Whillians has been
appointed teacher to the Ymir Public
school, in place ot Mi ss Moore, resigned. Miss Whillians is from Ottawa, but has been recently teaching at
Iledley. B. C.
Ceorge Harrison accomplished the
nip from the Bayonne mine, over tht
divido and down to Salmo, between
early morning and train time, last
week. He wont through to Nelson,]
to take up his portion of the Bayonne
The Second Annual Bench Show
will be held this year at the Interstate
Fair Grounds under tho auspices of
the Spokane Kennel Club. A liberal
lot of premiums, special prizes aud
silver cups are awaiting canine owners who bring their four-footed friends
to Spoaune during Fair week, and
enter them in the four days' contest,
planned by the members of the Ken-
pel Club, Last year, the first meet
of tho Kennel Club, was pronounced
a great success and proved a novel
feature to patrons of tho big Fruit
Fair. This year the show will be
larger than over. Tho tont which
was used last year has been found
too small for tho needs of the Club
this year, and a more commodious
structure has been provided by the
Interstate Fair management,
The Dog Show as it is more familiarly vailed, has become a part of the
Kpokano Fruit Fair, and although the
, show will be on dunng four days of
Fair week, October 3rd to 0th, inolu-
tiivo, an opportunity will bo given to
all who visit tho dog tent to see the
best productions of dog society gathered from the Northwest.
Ice Cream Social.
On Tuesday last an entertainment
was given in the Miners Union Hall,
in aid of the Catholic church building
fund. There was a very large attendance, tho hall being packed to its
fullest capacity, and although the
figures aro not to lie had, the fund in
question, will have received a substantial addition from tho efforts of
the ladies responsible for the entertainment.
The programme was a varied oue,
and opened with an instrumental solo
by Miss Julien, which was much ' appreciated. ' Eddie O'Neill followed
with a song with a strong Irish flavor.
The next was a recitation by Miss
Nellie Keefe, which contained, a solemn warning to batchelors. The recitation was well rendered and much
applauded. Miss Carson followed
with a solo which seemed to .striko a
responsive note among the audience.
Miss Carson although not endowed
with a vory strong voice; has remarkably clear sweet tones which seldom
fail to provoke applause. After a
reading by Mr. Coffey iu the inimitable Coffey style, Minnie and Eddie
O'Neill performed a cake walk for the
edification of the audience. The
little girl was naturally far ahead of
the little boy, in putting on the airs
and graces necessary to the successful performance of the dance. The
last item on the programme wus the
farcical comedy entitled "Sister Ma
sons." Mrs. Seaney took the princi
pal part and was well supported by
the sis'ers. The performance was
Vflttl .-ealistie. a ^oat. having been
borrowed from one of the local lodges.
The prevailing opinion however was
that the session was more like a cross
between a Lodge meeting and a Ladies Aid meeting, than anything else.
The acting was well done ivud the
farce elicited roars of laughter from tho
After the programme was finished
the audience was cooled down by the
absorption of ice cream and cake,
which was supplied in unlimited
quantities. •'  '
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The attention of batohelors is
drawn to the advertisement Appear
ing on our last page, from an old
country Arm. With such an oppor
tunity thpre is no further excuse for
the likes of a few we could name here
remaining batohelors <
John MeLeod and Kenneth Me
.Leud. left here yesterday, bound for
northern B. C. 1'hey are to meet
Fred Hazen at the coast and proceed
in company lo the northern portion
of the province Their object is to
find a suitablo field for investment.
Frank W. Kilvcrton, a young Kng
lishman, while working his first shift
at the Ymir mine en Thursday? last,
fell down 100 feet in the shaft It
appears that he had been warned
when going to work to be careful of
the place in question, but apparently
forgot and walker! right into It. He
was picked up unconcious, but re
gained consciousness before reaching
the hospital. Six ribs were found to
be broken, and he received two
severe scalp wounds, ono about eight
inches long. He is now in charge of
Dr. Duherty at thu Ymir Hospital
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Judge Townsend, of Rossland, is
looking up mining properties in this
section with n view to ttegooiation.
Captan Duncan and Alexander
Thompson, of Nelson, are up examining properties on Wild Horse creek.
These are rumors of a great strike
on the divide between the North Fork
of the Salmon river and Rover Creek.
An assay from some fioal picked up
is reported at 55 ounces of gold per
The upraise from the Atlin tunnel
has not yet been connected with the
bottom of tho shaft, although it is
close enough for hammering in the
shaft to be distinctly heard in the
Work is being restarted on the
Copper Farm near Green City on the
North Fork of tho Sahuoii. Mr.
George Green, the owner of the town-
site, says lie intends installing a
small stamp mill near the townsito.
The owners of tho Yankee Girl,
who having been developing their
property during the last month, report stripping the vein for a distance
of 700 feet. In this distance tlie
vein varies is width from three to ten
The railway men have a keen eye
to anything good along their run.' A
number of them including the conductors and braketnen, have secured
placer claims on the Salmon river adjoining the locations of the Peterson
One sign of the revival of good
times in Ymir, is the fact that during
the past week no less than four outfits have been in town and gone out
to examine mining properties in this
district, with a view to nogociating
deals in the near future.
An interest in the Rainy Day
Fraction adjoining the Foghorn mine,
can bo acquired by any one will ing to
do $100 worth of.work for the assessment ' This is a very promising
claim and should be a good . specula
tion for some practical man. For
further particulars apply to Percy J.
Gleaner. H
Three Days   Delay.
The accident to the Porto IIico
Company's engine last week, only delayed work until Wednesday afternoon, The old engine which hud
been removed because it had not
quite sufficient power, was still on
tho premises, and was re-installed in
place of the wrecked engine. The
big saw will therefore run a little
slower for a while. The cause of tho
accident was found to be a bolt from
the piston which fell out und I ccanie
jammed between it and the hack end
of the cylinder. This stopped the
engine suddenly, tearing it partially
from its bed, and bursting the steam
hoso. Harold Chapman, the engineer,
took his life in his hands when he
rushed in, blinded by escaping steam,
and turned the steam off.
High School Examination.
Of the four pupils sent from the
Ymir school, this year, for the High
School Entrance examination, three
have passed, viz: Loring Mclsaae,
664 marks; Bessie Clark, 598 marks;
and Ollie MeLeod, 593 marks. Dick
Keefe failed to pass Of the three
successful candidates Mclsaae is the
only one who has been in for the ex
animation in a previous year
The Salmo school sent up two candidates, both of whom passed. Minna Etter, with 646 marks, and Alice
E. Grutchfield, with 584 marks.
The maximum number ot marks
obtainable was 1100 and the mini
mum required to pass 650. The
highest number obtained by any candidate was 984 by Clara Van Sant of
Visited   The    Bayonne
Had .to   Walk   26   lYIika
Through Snow   and
Harry Wright, member •><- \ mil
W. F. Robertson, provincial miiuii .1
ngist and road inspector Cameroi
havo rotu rued from a trip to l.h
Bayonne mine. They had quite a
adventure while Oil the trip Tin
mine is 2,i miles from the foot of th
lake and is about 7000 feet ai*o\
sea level. It was raining when the,
started and as they began to roach
high altitude it began snowing in
upper journey was therefore full <
discomfort It snowed while tho
were at the mine and their horse.- ;>.
away from them and very spu
took the trail for a lower alti
They were, therefore, compelled to
walk over 26 miles of trail, part "i
the way in a snow storm and tin*
balance in a rainstorm The twitse
quence was thai they arrived a' the
foot of the lake in a wet and rather
dispirited condition. Mr. Wright
wore out, a pair of boots on the trail
and he and the road inspector, who
went up to look into the matter of
constructing a wagon road to the
liayonne group, are strongly of the
opinion that the trail would be greatly improved if it wero widened into [a
wagon road. They report that ihere
are a few men working on properties
near the Bayonne and that tie.
showings aro fairly promising -
Daily Nows.
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At tho local recording office the
following mini ng records were made
this week. J. Waldbo or recorded
assessment work on Jersey claim; W.
J, Sloan on Ibis claim; Louis Noll on
Spotted Horse and Lone Star claims;
El Peters recorded the location of
the Mineral Zone claim; John Mitchell of the 4th of July claim; J. R
Murray of the Oregon claim,
Manager Atkinson, of the Big
Four group, reports three men at
work on the Highland Chief claim
which has been thoroughly prospected.
Open cut work to the extent of 125
feet has been done, chiefly near the
lino of the Hunter V. The ore uncovered is of a precisely similar i.a
ture to that being shipped from the
Hunter V.
Operations at the Hunter V. mine
are now proceeding smoothly, and the
output.is being considerably increased.
Every evening two or three ears pass
through bound for tho Triil smelter,
in addition to the regular supply to
the Nelson smelter. Tho output at
present is being drawn entirely from
the Hunter V. itself, and is first
handled by the auxiliary tram from
the upper workings to tho terminal at
the main tram. This tram was constructed by the B. C. Standard Go's.
own men, and was intended to handle
DO tons per day. It has however
already handled 65 tons pur day,
without being pushed to its fullest
capacity. The system of mining now
used in tho glory hole on the Hunter
V. is very euuomiual, and some re
maikable results are obtained with a
small amount of drilling. One 13
foot bole (driven by hand) after Isiing
sprung live times, wtw finally loaded
with 100 sticks of powder. The
result was over   300   tons   of   rock
I broken down.
Base Ball.
The hiue ball game on Sunday last
between Ymir and Salmo was ono of
tbe best games of the season. The
play was good and fast-and there was
little of the jangling and disputing
which have marred previous games.
Dr/'Doherty was empire, and his di-
cisions were rendered with an impartiality acceptable to both sides.
Charley Anderson, the Ymir pitcher,
was in excellent form, and the Salmo
boys found it hard to score oil him.
Sheedy as catcher, also did gotfd
work, but mode a few wild throws to
bases. The Salmo boys played up
well, and did somo pretty fielding.
Altogether both teams made as good
an exhibition as they have ever done
on provious occasions. The final
score was twelve to eight in favor of
Ymir. Next Sunday the Ymir boys
go down to play Salmo.
The junior Nelson base ball team
was down to play the Ymir juniors
on Friday and after an exciting
match defeated them by a score of 20
to 12.
Dr. Dixon, of Vancouver, has been
in town all the week, and has inspected several mining properties, with a
view to purchase.
The monthly production of ore
from the mines in the neighborhood
of Ymir, are estimated as follows;
Hotel Arrivals.
Waldorf:—Samuel Ferret, Nelson;
J. JJaxter, Nelson; C. R. Wells, Porto
Rico; G. McKay, Calgary; .1. A,
Frazer, Nelson; John A. Baker, Nelson; N. C. Morrisoy, Northport; I).
Campbell, Nelson; C.ipt Duncan,
Nelson; Alexander Thomson,  Nelson.
Vancouvbk Hotel:—John Simp
son, Nelson; J. Godin, Nelson"; J.
Querela, Northport; Swen .A1! bin,
Northport; J. Morris, Moyie: H.
Submit], Nelson; E. Morin, SalmOJ
John Hermanson, Nelson; Peter
Johnson, Nelson.
McLbod Hotkl:—J. R Greenfield,
Vancouver; H. A. Stone, Vanoonvei]
J. E. Stephens, Vsncouver; H. Skon-
ing, Chicago; Geo. K Davo San
Francisco; C. O. Woodside, Brie; F.
Smith, Toronto.
Cosmopolitan Hotki.:—r II,
Baker, Nelson; C. Itlaiiehar'., SaluiOJ
B. Martin, Salmo; J. A. M-jiJonald,
Salmo; It. Sherraden, Salmo; : I. W
Muffin. Salmo; E. A. Graham, Hahnu;
P. Cowley, Salmo; W Flanagan, Wan
eta; A. Andcison, Erie; J Blunchard,
Salmo; J. Bremner, Erie; H, James
Ross Housis.—8. Nelson, Brie; ('.
Willis, Salmo; E. Sharp, Nelson; A.
Isaacson, Erio; Wm. B. Townsoni.
Rossland; Wm. Morriah, Russian .
Win. Quayle, Rossland; W. C. Hall,
Northport; R. K Brown, Slocan; A.
Eldrige, Sandou; Rev. J. Alth-.il,
Ymir (50 stamps)
4500 tons
Hunter V.
Second Relief
Taking $8 as a general average
value, some of the mines producing
lower and some considerable higher
grade than this, the monthly production it worth over $60,000.
PlIKNIIYTKRIAN   CiiUKr:;?—M o r ll i I  g
Services, 11 a. m.; Sunday school    !'*.':
Evening service, 7:30.      I'mir;   IV* i
pies' Society meets on Friday  evening
at 8 o'clock.    All aro welcome.    II-
H. Voting! Mi A., Pastor,
Mrtiiomht Oiitmon—Bunday    Bv«
ning service 7:30 p   m      Kvftrvhooy
Rev, .lcli l,o'.er'm£, Pa-sUif /.
Pabltiibed ovorv Saturday and mailed tonay
ii'l.Ii,-,.. or dullveri'd tiv currier in towa.
Bubtoriplloni 89.00 |,er aimum, payable in sd*
Advertising ratas, fl.M) per Itlob  per niinilh
Tin: IIbsai.11 cuu be had from nil leading
iiou/Kdealera la tlie dlatrlot, or oaa bo obtaluud
direct from Un; adieu.
Conuaoroial   printing  0'   every    description
.Ion,- on tlie promUeB'at *H'iiiilard prices.
ITlfl.l-llBD  ey THE
siderable disadvantage   in competing
with the Nelson merchants for the
trade of the neighboring mines, a
state of affairs which will probably
not tend to diminish the had feeling
I already existing to some extent between these points. As llic Kaslo
Kootenanlan puts it, this movement
on the part of a few wholesalers, in
j Nelson, has resulted in au advance in
the price of goods in all towns on
Slocan lake, in all towns on Kootenay
The best brand of domestic
The Kootenfiy   Standard
J.   C.   thelin & Co.
lake between Proctoi
Kalso,   and
SATURDAY. JULY 2.'!, 1001.
Liberal - Conservative Candidates for Partiament.
For Kootenay District,
Of  Rossland.
For Yale-Cariboo  District,
01  Grand  Forks.
New Westminster District,
J.   D.  TAYLOU,
Of New Westminster.
Ne Ison, I). 0.
If the Japs and Russians continue
much longer "drawn up for a decisive
battle'' they ate liable to contract an
attenuated rigidity,
It is remarkable how regularly the
old Ymirites who seek pastures new,
return with the report that the pastures elsewhere are not up to the Ymir
An effort has been made in the
British House of Commons to criticise Lord Dundonald's action with regard to the Canadian militia. The
effort which was directed by Lloyd
Oeoige, a prominent "Little England-
ci" was promptly quashed.
all towns between the two lakes.
Happily, Ymir is in a position to
escape tho combination. Being off
the line of the 0. P. R it is immaterial to it, whether Nelson retain its
discrimination advantage or not.
The local merchants are fully aware
of the fact, that goods can be shipped
hei", by carload or otherwise, and
laid down in Ymir by tho Great
Northern from Eastern Canada, Winnipeg or Coast cit ics,[jat precisely the
samo rate as they can be laid down
in Nelson That is when shipped by
the G. N\ R. only. It goods are
shipped in Toronto, Montreal or Vancouver for Ymir, aud by un error of
tho shippers, are shipped via. tho C.
P. R., according to ;he arrangements
I now prevailing between the two roads,
these goods will be held in Nelson,
until the freight has been paid there,
and then the consignee has tho additional local rate from Nelson to
Ymir to pay. Under these circumstances it is of courso natural that
little or no freight should be shipped
to Ymir via. C. P. R. There is
moreover, an agreement between the
two roads, whereby it should be impossible for goods to be shipped by
the 0. P. R. route.     This   arrange-
Tost Ollice  Store,   -   Ymih
Wholesale and Retail
Mail orders receive prompt attention.
OurStock is Like Running Water, ALWAYS FRESri.
A largo trade, quick selling methods and prices, keep the
•Stock moving continuously. No chance for anything but
the FRESHEST hero.    To-day wo   offer   the   following,
Host Sugar Cured Bacon and Ham (Swifts) per pound      18c,
No  1. 0iauulated Sugar, 15   pounds   for 81.00.
Choice Creamery Butter,   Bulk,   27c.    Tomatoes (Quaker) per can....    15c
A Splendid laundry Soap 0 bars for      25c
.1 pounds Moca and  Java  Coffee for $1.00
Try Ii pounds of our Ceylon Tea   for $1.00.
If not satisfactory your money will be refunded. We are net bird up and
have got lots of money. Save our discounts and defy our opponents to
eijual us in price and quality.
Mining Agent      «•:      Stocks and Shares
Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York.
Maryland Casualty Company.
London Mutual Fire Insurance Company.
Ottawa Fire Insurance Company.
Wo wonder whether tho Bayonne
people purposely let those horses escape, iu order that the M. P. P. and
the Inspector of Bonds and Trails, by
walking over a rough trail for twenty
nix miles, could be convinced that a
wagon road was a crying necessity.
John Houston is uiaintaiirng his
reputation as a newspaper man. The
monthly list of shipments of the local
mine1; which he has prepared, is one
of the best advertisements "this part
■of the Piovinco has ever received, It
ttot only shows the amount of ore
produced, but its destination.
. _J.U_!  --**•■*•—
John Bull seems to havo decided
lo take a hand in^lie Russo-Japanese
game. Tho flat has gone forth from
the British admiralty that any blulls
(node by Bussia in seizing British
ships, are to bo promptly called, and
the wherewith all to do it, in tho
shape of armed cruisot's, havo boon
■dispatched lo the sceno of action.
The agitation os the Nelson wholesalers for discrimination iu favor of
that point aS a distributing centre,
seems to bo arousing considerable opposition from Slocan merchants, who
claim, that such a discrimination has
the effect of raising their freight
' rates. Tho discrimination In question
is only so far as the C. P. 11. U concerned of course, bnt the Slocan district, is almost entirely dependent
"upon this road. The merchants of
BtUidon, Kaslo, Slocan City, and New
■Denver are now therefore at   a  con*-
inenl preclude) either.road from accept ing freight from a common point
lo a point reached by tho other exclusively. Tho C. P. B. have therefore no right to accept shipments at
Montreal*, Toronto or Vancouver for
Ymir, and when they do accept such
shipments, tho Q, N, B. has the right
to refuse to bring them to Ymir,
until the whole freight from the
point of shipment has been paid to
them, thus doubling tho cost by way
of penalty. The only possible way in
which a Yniir merchant can he beni-
I'ncd by a shipment by the C. P. It.
is in tho case of u shipment of less
than a carload, which is put iu with
other shipments to make a carload to
Nelson, say from Toronto, and pays
tho local fate to Ymir, making a considerable reduction on the ordinary
freight rate all the way front the
I oint of shipment. Kven tills advantage however applies equally to ships
moots by the 0. N. R,
y Mill LODGE, No. .')'.',   K.   V.
Meets lirst   and   third   Mon*
lays of month.
Visiting   brothels   welcome.
J. 0, Dbwah, C, C.
Maw McInnis, K, U. S.
.Meets   tl*aill   every   liiorn tig,
except Sunday, for freight
mill passengers lor Yniir
bill. By special orders tin
Sundays, Or for Yniir mine.
First-class Dining Room,
Best brands of Wines,
Liquors and Cigars.
OWEN BOY Lit, Prop,
Second Ave.
Spokane Falls &
Northern Ry.
rp ho only all rail route between
points east, west and south to Boss»
land, Nelson, Grand Forks and Be-
public. Buffet cars run between Spokane and Northport.
Effeotivo .lutio 14lu. 1903,
Leave Daily Tiaiu Arrive
8. IS a.m Spokiito (i. 15 p.m
11 40 a.m Kossiand 4.35 p.m
9.8S am Ymir 6.80 p m
7,'M a.m Nelson 7.20 p'm
Lll80 a.U Grand Ko ks 4 00 p*m
8.1)0 a.in Republic 6.16 p.m
■A-XjIj    THE     TIME
Seattle,    Tacoma
St. Paul,  Chicago,  New
York, and
Ml.A 1.3 A    LA   t'AUTB.
Best  Meals  on   Wheels.
Special   Excursion   Bales
To World's Fair, St. Louis
Your Choice of Boute.
I'or rates, folders ami lull Information
regarding trips, call  on or ai'dress an
agent ol the S. V. k N. Railway or
II, A. JACKSON,        II. HrlANDT,
G, V. -V I*. A., 0. P. & T. A.
Spokane.       710 W, Riverside Av.
Gents'   Furnishings   Store
Tlio only tellable and up-to-date Men's Outfitters
in Ymir. Our goods arc the best quality, and we
do not propose to be undersold.   ::::;;:
A full line of Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes
Tllll Is Iliu time of the year In get your pick of the many select pieces of
l-'urnilure.    Iron licds, Linoleums, Ktigs, Carpet* and llauitiiouks.
D. ricARTHUR & CO.
Furniture Dealers and Funeral Directors
Nil.—We are sole agents for the Marshall Sanitary Mattress and  the tiloho-
Scctional Hook Case and Files.
Fresh   Goods  for  the  Spring Trade
Ask for Swift's -ac on and Httttis (they are the best)
Dundee Marmalade, lilue Point Oysters, Crosse &
Blackwell's Pickles, Jains, und Chow Chow; well
selected Teas, Codecs and Cocoa, Government
Creamery and Hazelwood Butter.
Fishing Tackle, Stationery, Firo Works, Sporting Goods, Magazines, Con
feetionoiy, Pipes and Smokers' supplies. All (roods sold at very reasonahls
All work entrusted to'tis is neatly and
promptly   executed. Lead Production.
Mr.  Buchanan,  Administrator of the Dominion Lead
Bounty is Reported
as Follows:
"We are now producing as much
lead as we ever did. Up to June
30th last, the end of the fiscal year,
? 183,000 has been earned by the lead
producers under the terms of the
liounty. Of this 60 per cent. 01
$109,800 has been paid out, and the
remainder, $73,200 wilt be paid as
soon as it is shown that the lead ore
claimed for has been treated in Canadian smelters. That is my understanding of the terms imposed by the
government in granting the bounty
and in retaining 40 per cent, of the
cash payment.
£- During the month of June las),
1000 tons of lead concentrates have
been sent from the St. Eugene to
European smelters and the Hall
Mines and Trail smelters have received between them 1800 tons during
the month. The St. Eugene concentrates will yield about 700 tons of
lead, making a total output for the
month 2500 tons, or at the rate of
30,000 tons annually, equal to our
best production in past years;"
James Cronin, says that the St.
Eugene mine has shipped east for export during the month of June 1700
tons of concentrates, averaging 68
per cent, lead in place of 1000 tons
as above quoted. The mine is now
producing pig lead equal to about 20,
000 tons per year. Mr. Cronin's
later figures will considerably increase
the total production above given.
This looks as if the full appropriation of $500,000 per annum would be
earned during the present fiscal year.
Pyramids From Canada.
Built from Ores and Metals
and Proclaim  the   vast
Resources  of the
gold from   the   Yukon   and   British
Columbia mines.
Coal holds a prominent pl'ade in the
display. Specimens are shown from
all fields, from Nova Scjtia, on the
Atlantic, to Vancouver Island, on the
Pacific. Most of the coal used by the
Pacific squadron of tho United States
navy comes from the Vancouver Island miues. Gold-copper ores and
silver-lead ores are shown in largo
quantities, as are also chrome iron
and manganese iron ore. Seventy-five
table cases contain mi uerals arranged
according to their geographical location.
In oue portion of the section is the
office of Superintendent R. L. Broad-
beiit, who'has charge of the entire
mining exhibit. The Canadian sec
tion in the Palace of Mines aud Metallurgy is of great interest not only to
those who are interested in mining,
but to the layman, and is a rendez
vous for Canadian visitors.
The production of gold in Montana
by the cyanide process was in 1901
5,455 ounces,; in 1902, 50,402 ounces
and in 1903, 71,000 ounces.
Hotel Ymir.
The Best Meals
And Accommodation
In Town.
A fine selection of Wines, ■ ■
Liquors and Cigars.
J. W. MASTEBSON,      Prop. ::
Respecting Coal and (Petroleum
Lands in South-east Kootf.kay.
Canada's great mineral wealth is
admirably exemplified by an attrac
tive exhibit in the Palace of Mines
and Metallurgy at the World's Fair,
St. Louis. The display is the largest
ever made by Canada at any exposition.
Canada occupies a space of 9,000
square feet near one of the main entrances, adjoining the United States
government section in the mines
building. The exhibit is not confined
to show cases, but unique and striking mass displays are made. As Canada supplies mora than one-half of
the world's production of nickel and
93" per cent, of the world's production
of asbestos, these two ores are given
a prominent place in the exhibit.
They are displayed in (he form of
large pyramids. The pyramid of,
nickel weighs 17 tons, while the one
of asbestos weighs U tons. Twi
other pyramids are shown, one of
corundum, weighing 15 tons and another of mica.
Tho pyramids illustrate the processes the ores undergo in the transition from the crude state to tho finished product. For example, iu the
nickel pyramid the ore as turned out,
of the mine forms the base; above is a
section containing the product after
the roasting process. Above this is s
section containing the copper and
nickel matte, and the apex is finished,
in the refined article. Surmounting
the pyramid is a statue sculptured out
of tho refined niekel and typically
Canadian in design.
A feature of the exhibit holds s
place in the centre of the rear wall of
the section, and resembles a mantel
in shape. Three tall columns on
either side are joined by a large arch,
the top of which is 15 feet from the
door. The columns and arch are
built up in sections composed of representative minerals from every province in the Dominion. In the centre of the arch  is a  rich  deposit of
NOTICE is hereby given that licences to prospect for coal and petroleum
'upon and under lands situated within
Block 4,593, South-East Kootenay,
will be issued forthwith to all persons
who have made proper application, in
pursuance of the provisions of the
"Coal Mines Act" and amendments.
Tbe fee for each licence will be $100,
and all applicants who have not deposited accepted bank cheques to cover that amount are hereby required to
do so without further notice.
Licences will be issued in the following form, viz:—
1 'Mining Licence issued under tbe
Coal Mines Act and Amendments.
Wilson & Harshaw
Draymen and
YMIR,   B.    C.
Clark's   Furniture   Store
Undertaker   and   Furniture    Dealer
Mail orders promptly attended to
Birch Stukkt,        -        -        Ymih
Ymir   Bakery   and   Cafe
Short orders a specialty.  Fresh bread,
cakes and pies daily.
Handling heavy freight a
Correspondence promptly
attended to.
"In consideration ot one hundred
dollars now paid under the said Acts,
and subject to the provisions thereof,
I. W. S. Gore, Deputy Commissioner,
acting, for the Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works, licence
to enter, prospect,
search and work for coal and petroleum (but no other metal or mineral)
upon, in and under all that. piece or
parcel of mineral land situated In and
forming part ot Block 4,693. East
Kootenay District, and described as
and not exceeding in   tbe   whole   six
hundred and forty statute acres.
•'Owing to the number of applicants
for licences to prospect for coal and
petroleum, and the peculiar circumstances surrounding tbe application for
the issuance of these licencus. and the
well known faot that tbe issuance has
been unavoidably suspended for so
many months, the Government of
British Columbia finds it Impossible to
determine the equitable rights of tbe
numerous applicants. Therefore, for
the purpose ot enabling all persons to
go before tbe proper tribunal lor the
determination of their respective
rights and priorities, this licence is
issued and accepted subject to such
urior rights of other persons as may
'.xist by law, aud tbe date of this 11
■enoe is not lo be taken or held to
waive enquiry by tbe Courts Into tbe
proper performance of all conditions
precedent u between adverse claimants; and further, on tbe understanding that the Government shall not be
ueld responsible for, or in connection
with, any coutiict which may arise'
with other olaimants of the same
ground, and that under no circumstances will licence tees be refunded.
"And the holder hereby waives any
claim or demand against the Government, and expressly agrees not to take
any steps or proceedings, or present
any petition, to enforce any alleged
claim or demand against the Government of Ibe Province of British Colum-
oia arising out of the issuance of this
licence or of any other matter or thing
approtaining thereto.
"Tbe land being nnder reserve from
pre-emption and sale this Iloenso does
not include any right other than tho
right to prospect for coal and petroleum.
••The duration ol this licence is
(or one year from the ,190.
Gold, Silver, or Leud - 81.00
Copper, - - - - - $1.50
Gold-Silver, .... $1.50
Charges for ot her metals on ap
Provincial Assayer
P.O. Drawer A113,   YMIR, B.C.
Headquarters for /lining
and Commercial Men
Most comfortable hotel in the district.   Everything first-class.
Hotel ....
(Under entirely new management,)
Dining Room and Bar
supplied with the best
in the market.
Right opposite depot, Ymir
I)i<puty Commlmilonar ol Litnili * World
"I un,.. nuil Work! Ili'pur.ni-iit,
Vlotorln, U. C .100.'
Oblsf Cnniinlfl.lonor of t.uu i. k ;\v< rk-
l.iiu I  unci .ViifH. Uepartninnt,
Headquarters for Mining Men
Bar supplied  with  best brands of
wines, liquors and cigars.
First Avenue,
Ymir, B. C.
V. V. & E. RY, & N. CO.
and Great Northern, Northern Pacific
and O. R. it N. Co., for points east,
west and south ; connects at Rossland and Nelson with the Canadian
Pacific Railway.
Connects at Nelson with the P. R.
.k N. Co. for Kaslo and K. aud S.
Connects at Curlew with stage for
Greenwood and Midway, B, C.
Buffet  cars run on trains between
Hpokane and  Republic,
General Passenger Agt.
Spokane, Wash.
Vlct.irlu.il, f..«li -III..', IMH.
$2.00 per annum.
YMiR, li C
We    carry   the   letulifrjg   brands     imported     Liquors
and  Cigars,  Stout,   Ale,    Brandy   and   Wine.
FOR   THE   NEXT   30   DAYS   WE   WILL     GIVE
20 per cent, discount
FOR 6ASH . ... .
On  Clothing, Furnishings, Boots, Shoes, Hats and Caps.
In  Groceries  we   DEFY   competition,
We will not  be  undersold.
DesBrisay Jobbing Co.
To Saw Mill Employes, Prospectors, Miners, etc.
A Hiimll annual premium will insure you a sum varying from $500 to
95000, in case of death or disablement, and iu addition will .secure a
weekly indemnity whilst prevented from working in consequence of an
accident.    For full particulars apply to:
Percy J. Gleazer,  Agent.
Newly furnished throughout.    Sample rooms in connection.
Bates -SI.50 to $2.50 per day.
FINLAY   l^cLEOD, Proprietor
Shirts and Overalls
When they come from
Factory at Victoria.
P. O. Box BO,     -     Nelson, B. C.
Union   Label  on   every  Garment.
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Please forward The Ymir Hbralii for
. month
and acknowledge receipt of enclosed t	
Till HRKAi.n il publish**)  every Saturday inoin'ng and   j
contains all  the  news of the camp.
Katkk--Vjt% Yeah, $2; Half Ykui, fl,
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IVf-TW-TlT, -I -1 .f-1 ■»-**-. •*-.▼▼-?-.-.-• -»-»•■ WE ARE RING MAKERS
And in that capacity we havo to carry in stock all   kinds   of
loose precious gems.    Diamonds aro   our largest  anil
most and   complete .stuck, and  they are of  the
best nuality.
Rnliies Emeralds, Olivines, Sapphires, Pea; Is,  Opuls,   Amethysts,  Topazes,
Turquoises, Moonstones Garnets, Cornelians,   Corals   Bloodstones,   Agates,
and Carbuncles,   Send in your repairs, they will receive our careful attention,
Watchmakers and Manufacturing Jewelers.
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England's domestic  trade  requires
8,500,000   tons   of   steel   annually,
Germany has use for 5,000,000   tons,
and the United   States  lias  a  home!
market for at least 15,000,000 tons,   j
In the Park City raining district of
Utah there are 22 shafts that have
reached a depth of 500 feet There
are 10 of a depth of 1,000 feet,. G of
a depth of 1,300 feet, and one that
has touched 2,000 feet.
Though England enjoys a prefer
ontial rate of 33 1 3 per cent, on many
lines of iron and steel articles in Canada,--yet Canada   annually  purchases
in the United States about four
limes as much iron and steel in various manufactured forms as she does
from England,
In 1852 California produced in
cold the sum of §81,2*19,700, and up
to 186(5 the annual yield was never
under $17,000,000. In 1889 the
product was only $11,212,913. Since
then the yield of gold has gradually
incroased, until now, and for several
years past, it lias been about $17,-
The world's production of gold
bullion by cyanide process in 1900
was 1,820,053 cunces of bullion,
1 luring thut year tho Transvaal produced but 85,000 ounces, owing to
Vile war iu South Africa, The production of mill bullion by cyanidation
in the United States during the same
year was 497,280 ounces.
A further use for zinc has originated in Germany, where stumped sheet
Vine is rapidly coming into use for
metal ceilings in places Whore steel
has heretofore been used. The zinc
is even copper plated and given beau-
I iful finishes. Those who havo had
experience with rusting of steel will
readily appreciate the advantage of
using zinc.
Tho production of zinc ore in the
.Missouri Kansas district during the
first quarter of 1904 was 05,500 tons,
which is a considerable increase over
1903. The production in the first
quarter of 1903 was 58,381 tons. The
average price reported fo| the output
ill 1901 is $33.30, the average price
of spelter at St. Louis was I 073
cents in January, 4 717 contain
February, and 4.811 cents in March.
According to govertliuont records,
since statistics of production were
begun, the lead mines of ihe Galena
(111.) und Dubuque (Iu) district
made their lowest output, of lead in
1824, when but 175,229 pounds of
lead ore was milled, and the greatest
production was in 1815, with a pro-
duclioii of 54,494,000 pounds. It* is
estimated that this district has since
1821 mined 800,000 tons of lend ore.
At Kalgoorlie, West Australia,
tniicliino.men in "drv ground" are
„„w paid J 4s. 4dij rising in dry
ground, 13m. I0d; driving, cross-cutting, "toping or whizing in dry ground
1 Is. 2d.; rock-drill assistants, brace
and platmcn get Us 8d.; muckers
and shovolers of truckers shoveling,
Id*, fid.; trucking from shoots, 10s.:
'liinbeiuien, 13s. Id.; engine-drivers,
13s. Id.; surface laborers at cyanide
vats, 1 Is. 8d.j other laborers, 10s.
How   Wild   Animals
There is nothing peculiar about the
sleep of lions and tigers. In captivity they show exactly the same indif
ference to danger that they manifest
in the jungle, und by night or day
will -lumber through an unusual
tumult, seemingly unmindful of noise
or danger. Their sleep is heavy and
When a bear sleeps his sleep is
heavy; hut, unlike lions and tigers, he
sleeps little in the daytime. Grizzly
I •ears usually curl up under rocks
hut sometimes crawl up on the top of
the rock, and then spread out their
legs in what seems a most uncomfortable and dangerous position; but
bears neier release their muscular
grasp of any object when asleep.
The highly strung, nervous sninials
are the most interesting to watch at
night. They usually belong to the
hunted tribes, whose lives are in constant danger in the lot est, and they
possess such a highly developed nervous system that they really sleep
with one eye open. The slightest
noise will certainly awake them. It
is almost impossible to surprise an
ordinary English hare at night. The
eye nearest to the point from which
an attack may be expoctcd is kept
open, and the ear is always open in
the same direction.
Deer, when asleep in the shooting
season, merely seem to close their
eyes for an instant and open them
again to s«e if all is quiet. Guinea-
pigs never seem to sleep, and are constantly on the watch for an enemy
.i.'.pproachiiig. This is unusual, considering that most guinea-pigs are
kept as pets.
Magnetite, or magnetic iron ore, is
quite plentiful in the United States
and when pure makes a valuablo iron
ore, being 72 per cent, metal. It occurs both crystallized and massive
and also occurs in granular form. It
is black in color, with a metallic or
Hiibmetnllic luster. It is brittle and
its hardness .is about ti, with a specific gravity of 5.17. It is strongly
magnetic and the specimens known as
loadstones exhibit, remai kable magnetism. I .urge beds of magnetite occur
in Canada, in New York, in Arkansas and other states.
Some most excellent "don'ts" in
using explosives are the following:
Never attempt to thaw frozen dynamite by roasting, toasting or baking
it Never put it in heated vessels or
on boilers, or before fires or boated
metals. Nevor put a cap into a
charge of primer until you are ready
to use it, After it is made never let
a primer leave your hands until it is
in tho hole. Keep the cap- away
from the dynamite, Never let them
come near each other, except when
they are to be used, Never allow
smoking or other lire near the powder
or explosive, as it burns nididly,
especially when loose, and may fire
cups incautiously left near by, and
thus bring on an explosion Never
use a metallic rammer Do not get
nitroglycerin on your lingers, it
will be absorber by the skin and give
you It hnutlachoi Invariably prepare
your printer Al a distance from your
Emergency Foods.
'•This tin must not be opened ex
cept by order of an officer," That is
what the little printed label on an
emergency ration tin says, and it is
quite sufficient to prevent any British
soldier from eating his "lata resource'
until he is absolutely compelled to.
When the British army goes on active service each man is served out
with a blue tin can, weighing about
one pound and five, ounces. The tin
is about six and a half inches long,
oval in shape, and contains condensed
foods, sufficient to sustain a man for
forty-eight hours, or even longer with
care. This is the emergency ration,
and it has been tried with great sue-
cess by our troops.
The tin is made up of two separate
little tins, one of which contains powdered beef and wheat, with adequate
spices. The contents can be eaten
cold, or may be boiled with water,
and made into a soup or stew, when
it makes an excellent meal. The
other tin contains chocolate anil su
gar, mixed into a cake. This latter
is perhaps the more sustaining of the
two. The whole tin is airtight, and
is made to open by tearing off a strip
of thin metal from the centre of the
The question of rations for troops
iu lime of war has been engaging the
attention of every nation for many
years back, but it remained for England to put the matter to the severest
test during the recent South African
Voluminous reports have been is
sued on the experiments that have
been made, but the key to the problem was proteids—a general name
given tho albumenoids. Proteids
form muscle and give energy. On a
diet lacking this a man could not exist. He would gradually waste
away and die. Besides proteids, it
was found that a ration must also
contain fat and carbohydrates, other*
wise sugar, starch, .to., for fat serves
as a fuel to the human machine, and
carbohydrates |are converted into fat
by assimilation. It was found, by a
scientific commission on rations for
soldiers, that beef contai ns the most
protein, and that more than 75 per
cent, of parched wheat consists of
sugar, starch, ifcc.
But in bulk these two foods would
have been both too heavy, and too
cumbrous, and, in order to make the
ration light and compact, it was
necessary to desiccate the beef,
which in its fresh state contains 78.8
per cent, of water. The desiccated
beef and wheat were then ground together, and the result was our present
emergency ration.
Chocolate contains IH per cent, of
fat, 30 per cent, of carbohydrates,
and 12 per cent, of protein, besides a
small amount of suit, while sugar is
all carbohydrates. Those, two, it
was found made an excellent mixture,
and were included in the tin,
The Germans were amongst the
first to adopt the emergency ration.
Prince Frederick Charles first introduced Erbswurst during the war with
i*Tance, and one eminent authority
has said that the success of the Ger-
niunf was largely due to this sub
It was the invention of a Gorman
cook, who conceived the idea of preserving the legume from decay. He
sold his recipe to the German Government for ,£5,000. Tho Erbswurst
ration weighs seven ounces, is saffron
in colour, and is packed In paper
packages eight inches long, and one
and a half inches thick.
In the French Army, soups made
from tablets from the most appreciated diets. Many varieties of tablets
are distributed, and for the matter of
u few pence a soldier can obtain a
tablet which will make live plates of
pea, bean, rice, tapioca, lentil, barley,
onion, or sago soup,
Besides soups, tlio French soldier
also is supplied with what is culled
evaporated vegetables, put up in   one
pound  ran ■ concentrated  eggs,  in
half-kilo tins, which contain the concentrated essence of sixty-seven eggs
in the form of a yellow powder.
J,n the matter of emergency rations
the American Army has a very similar concent rated food to that which
we use. Their i at ion consists of
three cakes of evaporated lean beef
and kiln-dried wheat mixed together,
and three cakes of chocolate aud su
gar mixed together, in the proportion
of half and-half This ration will sustain a man for five days.
There are some hundreds of thousands more men than women in the
Central and Western States of America and in Canada.
As a result thousands of trustworthy men—Farmers Miners and others
— living in certain districts there
cannot possibly get wiyes in their
own neighborhoods.
But in England Scotland, Ireland
and Wales there are a million more
women than men and, in these Coon
tiies, thousands of good, intelligent
und attractive girls—many of them
daughters of fanners and all of them
qualified to make excellent wives —
see nothing before them while they
stay here but the prospect of living
and dying as old maids, aud this, to
them, is a decidedly unpleasant prospect, They would willingly emigrate
U America, could they bo assured
that they were going to meet worthy
men there as husbands, and if thev
could look forward to happy, if humble, homes on the other side of the
We may say that all of them could
afford to emigrate at their own ex.
We are prepared to give good men
introductions to these girls.
If you wish to get an introduction
please write us with such particulars
of yourself (age, nationality, occupation and circumstances) as a sensible
girl would expect to get and wo shall
write you in reply, with a view to
bringing about a suitablo introduction without undue delay.
Tell us what kind of wife, (age,
nationality, appearance and disposition) you wish to get.
If you havo preference for any particular Christian Sect please name
You will also inclose our Fee of
6 dollars. A further Fee of 45 dollars will be due to us within ono
month after marriage, thus making
50 dollars altogether. We do not
confine ourselves to one introduction.
We give as many as will lie necessary until marriage. But wc make
no charge for any introduction after
the payment of our said Fee of 5 dollars for the first.
It is not at all necessary that you
should be a wealthy man.
But it is necessary that you be a
man who would make a kind and
good husband lo a good wife.
If you are not such a man pleaso
do not write us.
Address:—Messrs  John   Lloyd   &
Duncan,    Anglo-American    Agents,
91, St. Mary's. Road,
Leyton, London, England.
K. W. WidUowson.
W. A. Iliifschmiilt.
Percy J. Glenzer.
John I'hilhert.
1). Campbell.
DesBrisay Jobbing Co.
Newitt & Co.
William Clark.
I). Campliell.
OcsBiisay Jobbing Co.
S H. Seaney.
V. S. T. Koss.
Cosmopolitan—John Bream
MeLeod House—Finlay MoLood.
Miller House—S Miller.
Palace—'] ait & Ruddy.
Vancouver—Owen Boyer.
Waldorf—George Column,
Ymir—J. W. Masterson. '
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Mrs. John MeLeod.
mining  iiEconnr.it
Peroy J. Gleazer.
Hers Id Publishing Co.
D. Campbell.
S. H. Beaney.
Hnishaw & Wilson.
Jackson & Leahy.
Alex. Oddle.
William Clark.
Ymir Transfer Co.
Teaming and
Express ....
All orders promptly attended to
and the greatest care exercised in tho
handling of goods
Shelf Hardware,
Builders' Hardware,
Paint, Oil, and Glass.
Titismithing and Repairing
of every description done.
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Kootenay Coffee Co.
Wholesale and retutl dealers
in Fresh Boasted
High * Grade « Coffees
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