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Vol. I—No. 14.
Price Five Cents.
The public school opens for the fall
term next Monday.
Con. Robinson is now n inmate of
the Ymir Hospital.
Old Ymirites will be interested to
learn that the Rev, A. Sheppard,
who was the second Presbyterian
minister here, has just become the
father of a bouncing boy.
Mr. Sandwig, cook at the Arlington mine, is leaving for Minneapolis,
and his place is to be taken by A. B.
Sloan, president of the cook's union,
who has been at the Ymir for several
There were so many passengers
getting off the train at Hall siding
the other day, that some strangers
seeing the commotion caused by their
leaving, began packing up their baggage under the impression they had
reached Nelson.    The population   at
!     Mrs. Baker and   .Mrs.   Allen   are
staying at the Arlington  mine  for  a
j few days outing in the hills
The subject in tlie Presbyterian
church Sunrfiy evening, will be "The
Liberty that makei. us' free." Mrs
Young will oitiff tbe sacred solo
The rumors that the Conservative
Association had purchased tho plain
of the late "Evening World" of Boss
Und, appear to have been quite unfounded. Mr. A. II. McNeil, president of Candidate Macintosh's com ■
mitlee, has authoritatively denied
the story, aud states that the plant
in question, has been purchased by
the son of the former editor.
Hull, including the picnic party from
iaj, The Minors Union Hall will  certain
John Maguire.
The appearance of this celebrated
actor at Miners Union Hall on Monday evening is an event of more than
ordinary importance. Mr, Maguire
has an established refutation among
the leaders of   the   American   stage.
Ymir, is now ten   times   its   norm,
Mr. R. L. Borden and Mrs. Bordon
were welcomed to their home in
Halifax, August 16th, by thousands
of citizens. The city was illuminated.
It took the procession nearly two
hours to traverse the route through
the city to Mr. Borden's home, and
everywhere it was a continous ovation.
On his way home to Halifax Mr.
Borden said he expected tho general
elections would take place within the
next four months.
The Salmon river can be relied upon to furnish any size of trout from
1 hree to eighteen inches. Little Dave
Keefe landed one Tuesday last nearly
as big as himself. Up at Hall on the
following day Charley Archibald and
L. IL VandeBogart caught an innumerable quantity in a few hours, suf
licient to provide four full meals, to a
hungry band of picnicers, numbering
Tho passenger coach, running be
I woen Northport und Nelson, is now
decorated with an ore cabinet in
which will be displayed samples from
ail the best mines in tho section
travelled over; This is an innovation
which should form an excellent advertisement for the section, as the
richntfcs and variety of the specimens
cannot fail to attract the attention
of travelling mining men.
Mrs Finlay MeLeod returned
from the Kootenay Lake Hospital on
Thursday last, having completely recovered from a critical operation performed there by Dr La Bau. Mrs.
M<:Loud has no praise to,i high for'tho
surgical skill and address of this woll
known surgeon, whioh has brought
hur back to health. Hhe also is very
grateful lo Miss Evans, the Matron,
uud to tho other nurses of the stuff,
vdiOse kindly care and attention has
been'of the utmost value to btv,
The Queen City Mandolin Club, of
Nelson, provided an evening's enter-
t Moment of high-class music on Fri
day the 12th inst. Tho music of the
mandolin is very popular, here as
elsewhere, and in the hande/if skillfull manipulators, like the members
if the club, is always sure to meet
v.ith appreciation. The principal
M'lisls were, A. Lo Koy Ferrier (1-tt
Mandolin), J. W. Aikmcn, (2nd
Mandolin), Geo, Hhroedcr, (3rd Man-
liolfn), 1). H. Crane (Ouitur), Mrs.
Lo Hoy Ferrier (piano). After tho
concert a very enjoyable dnnce was
held, the consensus of opinion being
t'lat the music provided, was the best
fur the purpose! ever provided for the
trippers of the light fantastic in
ly be crowded to hear the great treat
which Mr. Maguire's entertainment
affords. The Nelson Daily New s of
Thursday says: "Tho entertainment
given by John Maguire a*, the. opera
house last evening, was without any
exception the best of . its kind ever
given in this city. Much was expec i
ed of the talented gentleman, but expectations were far more than realized A programme most vuricd in
character was presented, comprising
comedy and tragedy, humor and pathos, it served to emphasize the
wonderful versatility of tbe actor,
li-ich character sustained wns appro
priately costumed, and the wondrous-
ly quick changes pertaining to each
character were not the least enjoyable
part of the performance. It must be
said tho entire entertainment was an
intellectual treat and one which the
more cultured an audience the greater degree of appreciation bestowed.
Death of Lady Joly.
Deep sympathy is felt for His Honor the Liout-Qovcrnur in the bereavement he has been called upon to bear,
his wife, Lady Joly, having passed
away ut Government House last Monday after a long illness. She had
been growing gradually worse for
somo time, untl all realized the futility of physical agencies to cope with
tho case. She bore her suffering
with groat fortitude, and when the
end came, about 8 o'clock, it was
without any evidenco of suflering.
Kir Henri Joly and Mr. und Mrs.
Edmund Joly wero prefent when she
passed away.
Lady Joly was born in tho city of
Quebec on July 25th, 18.17, and was
the daughter of Mi. Hammond Gow-
on. She married Sir Henri Joly iu
infill. There were elnveu children,
of whom six are still living
The deceased lady was of a decided
literary turn of mind, aud in the East
organized a Shakespeare club, which
was attended by many prominent
ladies. A loving student of the great
bard, she continued her deep regard
for his productions here, organizing a
similar club when she made Victoria
her home Unfortunately, she wus
obliged to abandon the organisation
Oil account of ill-he,ilth. She was
highly esteemed iii all quarters, her
amiable, kindly manner united with
the excellent, quail ties of her husband
in creating a lasting favorable impression on the people ot this province, who sincerely regret her death
Sir Henri July left OU Wednesday
with the remains for Quebec, Lady
July's old homo, where the Interment
will take place.
The fligs over the civic mid gov
eminent buildings ure at hull mast.
MfllriW •>#* **•* * »*** Mi*-*** Mi-Mi
Tho Salmon river is now covered
by placer locutions from the mouth of
Hall creek nearly to Porto Bico.
Mr. Tanghe, the placer litigant,
has departed from Hall. He made
ine location from which he got some
»old and then departed for other
Tho face of ere in the No. (> tunnel on the Wilcox is improving with
every additional foot gained, The
last cross sample taken across four
feet, assayed $16.00 per ton.
Shipments from tho Hunter V.
last month amounted to about 1500
tons, divided about equally between
Trail and Nelson Arrangements
have been made for doubling that rate
if output.
The first clean up on the Salmon
river placers took place this week,
and althoug'i definite figures are not
available, it is reported that tho results obtained exceeded the expecta
lions of the owners.
Tom Flynn has gone to Hall to do
>vork on the Monarch group This
group is the property of the old Monarch Co, and must not be confused
with the Monarch group, which is being operated by the Fellows syndicate
Harry Jacxsoti and John Mitchell
who are working the Sophie claim
on Clearwaier creek, have now made
a fine showing. They havo uncovered a vein of clean ore from ton to
twelvo inches wide which assays $24.
10 in gold alone.
Mr. Fellows, of the Portland
Chamber of Commerce, has been at
Halt this week, examining the Monarch property owned by a syndicate
which he represents A contract of
150 feet of tunneling has just been
completed on the property by Keeoh
and Koebel, and Mr. Fellows expressed himself a very pleased with
the showing obtained.
Rifle Brigade.
Col. Holmes D, C. O. has written
a letter to Mr. Buckworth, secretary
of the Ymir Civilian Billo Association
stating that the application of the
company for ritles, has been received
and that he has forwarded it to Ottawa with a recommendation that it be
gazetted. He further states that the
rifles will be forwarded in due course,
and that he will be in Ymir himself
about the 23rd,' Septombcr.
The following were mode this
week: W. R, Bayes recorded assessment work on the Buckeye claim
on Clearwater creek; El Peters recorded assessment work for two years
on the Telegraph Fraction, at the
head of the North Fork of the Salmon river; L. J. Winslow recorded
location of Oxford claim, ten miles up
Wild Hone creek; Tho*. Gallon recorded location of Kouropatkiu and
Togo claims at the head of the North
Fork of the Salmon river.
Lilloet Election.
The bye election in the Lilloet district has resulted in the election of
the government candidate by a large
majority. Up to date the figures
stand, McDonald 194, Stoddurt 110,
with one more small polling place to
hear from.
This victory must he regarded with
considerable satisfaction by the Government, as the opposition has made
heroic eflorls to win the seat. Both
the Federal and Provincial Liberal
forces were involved in the campaign,
the Federal candidate Mr. Duncan
Koss, being Mr. Sioddart's most energetic helper. The argument used by
the opposition campaigners were of a
nature calculated to weigh with the
undecided voter, as increased taxation
can never be popular, and it was the
Liberal argument that such increases
were not necessary. Although the
truth of the statement may be, and
is, called in question, the argument is
a powerful one, but not powerful
enough in this instance to shake the
confidence of the electors in the McBride government. Again the Grit
newspapers throughout tho country
have been making a grand stand play
to the effect that the government
had put a large number of men lo
work ou the roads and trails for electioneering purposes, while as a matter of fsct there ate fewer men engaged on this work, than in any year
since 1890 Tin.: is of course the result of the smaller appropriations
made for roads and trails throughout
the country this year, in consequence
of the necessity of curtailing expenses.
The electors, however, refused to be
mislead and returned the Government
candidate by a vote which although
nearly twice us large as that of thu
opposition candidate, is styled by
certain Grit newspapers "a small ma-
jo'rity "
Dominion General   Ejection.
All kinds of stories are now about
as to the date of the next. Dominion
election. Mr. Aulay Morrison M. P,
states authoritatively that the olec
thins will not take place until next
year. John Houston of the Nc'noi
Tribune, claims to have authority fob
the statement that it will be twelve
months before the election. Oil the
other hand Mr. K I- Borden, tht
leader of the Conservative party ;n
the Dominion house, is leporled M
saying that the election will be own
in less than four months. In the
meanwhile there are signs which indicate that the Liberal party this been
actively preparing for its campalgl.,
but that recent events have rJthet
caused them to weaken from forme-
plans, deeming that the present i-
not the psychological moment for Upbringing about r. Giit victory, Maillot tliom would i-iitl,»r delay ««'.l. inn
for a while, fearing that the consensu-
of opinion throughout the country,
caused by the freak railway policy
and tne Dundonald incident, would
tend to endanger their majorities.
Forest Fire.
The fire situation throughout the
Kootcuays hus become more serious,
and fears aW entertained that a
strong wind arising, may cause tho
several local fires to unite to form a
widespread conflagration. Crest
damage has been done to property in
the Lardcau district, mostly to mine
buildings. Ho far Ymir has been exceptionally fortunate, m although considerable areas have been burnt over
in Uie Vicinity, there has been no
destruction of mine property reported
so far. It is questionable however if
the buildings of tho (lold Cup mine
have escaped. On Wednesday night
last u fierce lire was ol sirved from
Hall siding, which appcurcd to be
covering the ground where the build
iugs are situated. The mine is now
shut down however, and there is nobody looking after tho buildings, so
that up to the present no report has
lieen received us to the sufety of the
Hotel Ai rivals.
Boss Hot- sE:—W. Stevens, Gran
ite; W. C. Hall, Nelson; A Bremner,
Erie; Thorvald Nielsen Nelson; G.
Moftat, Erie; G. Kelley, Nelson
Waldorb Hotel:—Mr. and Mrs.
Vroom, Waneta; A Hcdley, Hall;
Miss H. French Suluio; George Pcone
Colville; Clius Walter, Nelson; El
Ferguson and son, Nelson; John
Francis, Salmo; George Nunn, Nelson;
J. S, Porter, Spokane; Jutnos S. Pos-
tou, Arrowhead.
VaxcOUVBU Hotel:—Steve Derby,
O. Gaguier, C, St. Tamment, J, .lien-
ich A. Macallister, N. Caron, Win.
Barber, J. Willett, Nelson; C. Stien,
Porto llico.
McLkoo  Hoti'.l: —A.   J.    Bates,
Vancouver; D. 0. Barbrich, Salmo;
A. B. Dockstcnder, Nelson; .1. H,
Cranston, llossland; Q. D. Stundi-
ford, Northport; Fmd Hamlin, Nelson; K. IL Wollustiin, Victoria; John
Maguire, Butte; F, \V. Ferguson,
Cosmopolitan Hotkl:—Q eol'ge
Graham, Nelson; Swan lloltsen,
Spokane; A, l-'riiclio, Krie; Win.
Cluftey, Salmo; W. Williams, Nel-
An order in council was passed on
Thursday at Ottawa, granting «
bounty of $10 a ton on the lead in
concentrates, shipped from British
Columbia to smelting works in Europe, but not to smelting workB in the
United States. There is now, therefore, a market for all the lead which
can be produced in British Columbia,
with the bounty paid on all of it.
Spokane's Interstate fair management has solved the entertainment
problem. Arrangements were made
last week by R. H. CosgroVe, tho
manager, with the Nat Beiss South
em Carnival company, to put on the
company's big show down town
throughout the fair, from October *t
to 9. This, with tho independent
amusement features to be given free
in front of the grandstand and with a
midway which will rival anything
ever before seen on the grounds, give-
assurance that everybody who want-
fun will be able to find all kinds of it.
Ono of the open-air daredevil performances is loop the loop feat, modified until it is much more foolhardy
than it was before, and it always
was a performance in which many
people who attempted it lost their
lives. The man who makes the loop
now, after lie comes successfully
around, finds that the bottom h>,-
Bwung out of his loop and ho must
pass through an opening into an exit
which swings Into position to meet
him. If the springs work right and
he is 4 skillful rider he docs the trick*
If something goes wrong tho curlvnaf
company has to get a now rider.
Besides this there are a number o!
other open-air performances. There
will bo the man on the bicycle who
rides the tight wire B0 feet above the
ground, and there will lie a spiral lire
tower, a new device of daring
Fire chief Coffey has prepared the
following signals for handling the lire
alarm: Steady ringing means lire.
One stroke (pause) two strokes (pause)
three strokes, means a call for help l"
handle the hose when drying nlltl
reeling it up after use.
Pnr-sitviKuus' i'ition it—M or n i n •.•
Services, 11 a. in.; Sunday school 12)
Evening sen ice, 7..'ft. Voting l'.-o
pies' Society meets on 1 tidily evening
at 8 o'clock, All aro wi'lmmie, II. v.
11. Young, M. A., Pastor. THE YMIR HERALDh
INiiilii-lit-U iivisrv SKltirday and inniled  loan;
,iMri--.-, „r ilclivi-n-il by ,:,irri,-r in tmvu,
b'lilisoripttoDS D3.C0 |,er injiuiin, ptiyablo iu ad
AiIvci-M-jIiir rate, II.SO pi*r ineli per in,,nil,
Thu Ukiui.ii can bv had from all letttltni
i,„v.,..d,-al,*rs tu tbe dtdtfiut, or cm i»- obla'.noi
dir.'-i n„iii tbe office.
Comniorclal prtatiDg ot every dt'serliilloi
duii'i „n lie.* proiDisofi^at standard prices.
lTKUMl>;n   DT TME
SATURDAY. AUG., 20, 1904.
Liberal - Conservative Candidates for Partiament.
For Kootonay District,
Of Rossland.
For  Yale-Cariboo  District,
Of Grand  Forks. r.t
New Westminster District,
J.   D.   TAY1/OB,
Of New Westminster.
Nelson now has its four papers
running full Mast, and is the best
equipped town of its size, in that respect, iu tho Province, The first
Nelson issue of the "Ledge" appeared
list Monday and is full of the characteristic humour of its versatile editor.
Mr. Lowory is perhaps the most quoted journalist of B. C, and his original
diatribes against the established and
conventional order of things, are interesting for their humour, if nothing
else, to the casual reador. Whether
his shoot of grey matter can bo worked to a profit in Nelson, is a question,
the answer to which time only can
show, Wo doubt if the development
of litis high grade matter is not too
expensive, as its treatment requires
considerable llux in the shape of advertisements, and most of this flux is
already bespoken in Nelson. However we wish Mr, Lowery every . success in his new field, that his worthy
anibitiou of paying pi inters their
weekly wage may bo fully realized,
and that his future diet may bo more
substantia) than the mountain
scenery, which appears to have been
his principal support in New  Denver.
decided improvement, especially about
the tunnels Nos, t> and 7, where 1 •
inches of ore assaying over S-'IOO in
gold, has been uncovered, These
facts justify the erection of a larger
mill, and this step is reconi mended
by tho present management.
The Wilcox mine has had many
vicissitude-, but has never lost its
reputation as a mine of great promise.
There never was a time when pay ore
could not bo extracted from it, and
although its systematic development
is practically only commencing now,
it has already produced over $100,000
worth of ore. It has been a self supporting properly from tho beginning,
but the time may be looked for very
stortly, when it will have pafsed that
stage and begin to return dividends
to its shareholders. Its profits in the
past have been made in the face of
very inadequate equipment both as
to mining and milling facilities and of
excessive treatment rates. With better
milling equipment and the more favorable rates now prevailing, a much
larger margin of profit can be secured,
sufficient to keep development well
ahead, and pay a fair dividend.
In our opinion, the Wilcox is a
typical instance of what can be done
with careful and conservative management. Thore are properties in the
Ymir section, now lying idle, which
we believe to be fully as rich and profitable as tho Wilcox, and which, if
handled with similar intelligence and
energy, could be mado to pay theii
way, without the expenditure of introduced capital.
The annual report of the Broken
Hill Mining and Development Co.,
printed in our last issue, indicates a
N.iccessful year's operation. Although,
the present mill consists of only four
stamps, and has therefore a very
limited capacity, sullicient profit has
been made from its operation, to enable the company to thoroughly exploit tho initio and lo greatly improve
the equipment. It is well known,
that us a general rule, the cost of
treatment varies inversely with ihe
capacity of the mill. The smaller the
mill, the greater the cost per ton of ore
milled. The actual cost of milling the
product of the Broken Hill Cos. mine
has been a little less then .$2.00 per
ton, and bearing in mind the small"
iiess of the plant, the management is
lo be congratulated on having reduc
ed the cost to this figure The re-
pott shows thai the development of
Uie several ore b'slies uncovered in
ihe company s ground, is being prose-
•i.utcd in such a manner, that there
is every warrant for believing that
very large reserves will shortly be on
hand,    Moreover, the values s' o\V   a
The organization of the Grand
Trunk Pacific was completed in Montreal, August lOtli.    The officers are:
Mr. C. M Hays, Goneral Manager
of the G. T. R., President, and Mr.
Frank W. Morse, Third Vice-President of the G. T. R., First "Vice-
President and General Manager. Mr.
William Wainwright, Second Vice-
President; Mr. Henry Phillips, Secretary; Mr. Frank Scott, Treasurer; Mr.
II. W. Walker, Genera! Auditor
The members of the Executive
Committee are Messrs. C. M. Hays,
Hon, George A. Cox, F. W. Morse
and W. Wainwright.
Following are the Directors who
were named: Messrs. C. M. Hays,
F. W. Morse. W Wainright, W. II.
Biggar, H. A. Allen and E. B. Green-
shields of Montreal; Sir Charles
Rivers-Wilson, Lord Welby, Colonel
Fred Firebruco, Alfred W. Stniihers
and John A. Clutton-Brock, of Loir
don, England; Hon. G A Cox and
E. R Wood of Toronto; John B.
Booth of Oltuwa; and John Bell of
After the meeting, President Hays
announced that no construction will
bo begun this year, but the surveys
from Winnipeg to the Pacific will be
rushed to completion. The Pacific
terminus lias not yet been selocted
The   Kootenay   Standard
|    /.   C   Welin  & Co.
Nelson, B. 0.
Post  Office  Store,    -   Ymih
Wholesale and Retail
Mail orders receive prompt attention.
First-class Dining Room.
Best bramls of Wines,
Liquors and Cigars.
iSecond Ave.
Spokane Falls &
Northern Jity.
tV he only all rail route between
points east, west and south to Rossland, Nelson, Grand Porks and Republic. Buffet cars run between Spokane and Northport.
Effective June 14th. 1903,
Daily Train
8.46 a.m
6.15 p.m
10 40 a. m
4.35 p.m
9.82 a.in
5.35 p m
7.20 a.m
7.20 p-m
11:3S a in
Grand Forks
4 00 pm
8.30 a. in
6.16 p.m
YMIR LODGE, No. .T2,   K.   P.
Meets first   and   third   Men
ays of month.
Visiting   brothers   welcome,
•Ww. CoKFHV, C. C.
L'lir.i.siK WoonsitiK, K. R.j}.
Meets train every morning,
except Sunday, for freight
and passengers I'm1 Yniir
mill. By special orders on
Sundays, (it fpr Ymir mine.
A-LIj    THE     TTME1
Seattle,    Tacoma
St. Paul,   Chicago,  New
York, and
Our Stock is Like Running Water, ALWAYS FRESH.
A large trade, quick selling methods und prices, keep the
Stock moving continuously, No chance for anything but
the FRESHEST here,   To-day we  oiler  the  following,
liesi Sugar Cured Bacon and Hum (Swtfto) per pound     lfie
No. 1. Granulated Sugar, 10 pounds   (or $1.00.
Choice Uruumery duller,   Hulk,   -7c.    Toiiuiloes (Quaker) per can... .     10c.
A .Splendid Luundry .Soup 8 bars for      2;~>o.
;! pounds Moca and  Java   Coflce  for 81.00
Try 'A pounds of our Ceylon Tea   fur $1.00.
• If not satisfactory vour money will bo refunded. We are not ! ird op t»n■'
have got lots of money. Have our discount!) and dufy our oppom ■* to
cipuil us in price and ipiulity.
Mining Agent      -     Stocks and Shares
Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York.
Maryland Casualty Company.
London Mutual Fire Insurance Company.
Ottawa Five Insurance Company.
YMIR, B. </.
All work entrusted to us is neatly and
promptly   executed.
Gents'   Furnishings   Store
The only reliable and up-to-date Men's Outfitters
in Ymir. Our goods are the best quality, and we
do not propose to be undersold.   ::::::.
A full line of Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes
MEALS A    I.A    l AI'.TK.
Best   Meals  on   Wheels.
FAST   TRAINS     f)
2    FAST
Special   Excursion   Hates
To World's Fair, St. Louis
Ymir Choice of Route.
For rates, folders and (nil Information
regarding trips, cull  on or ai'dross an
agent of the S. F. &N. Railway or
II. A. .JACKSON,        II. HUAN'DT,
(i. F. & P. A., C. P. & T. A.
Spokane.      710 W. Riverside Av.
This Is the time of the year to get yoar pick ol the many select pieces nt
Furniture.    Iron Beds, Linoleums, Bugs, Carpets and Hammocks.
D. ricARTHUR & CO.
Furniture Dealers and Funeral Directors
N.B.—We are sole agents for tho Marshall Sanitary Mattress and the <> 1 <■
Sectional Book Case and Files.
Fresh   Goods  for  the  Spring Trade
Ask for Swift's Bacon und Hams (they ar-e the best)
Dundee Marmalade, Blue Point Oysters, Crosse &
Blackwell's Pickles, Jams, and Chow Chow; well
selected Teas, Coffees and Cocoa, Government
Creamery and Hazclwood Butter.
Fishing Tackle, Stationery, Firs Works, Sporting Goods, MagacUies, Con
fectianery,  Pipe* and Smokers' supplies.    Al) goods sold at very reasonable
YMIR, BG,       V _
Sizing up Prospects.
Written for "Mine* and Minerals,"
by Prof. Arthur Lake*.
Asiay values from samples taken
in tho fluid am not as a rule, in tho
cane of surface prospects, of much ao*>
count a* proofs or prophetic signs of
thu intrinsic future worth of tho
prospect, when that prospect, with
depth, m.iy become a mine. High
n-way value* may look well on the
promoters' prospectus, but they are
apt to bo very misleading to the public to whom tho prospectus is addressed. Low assay values or average assay values are apt to be omitted from such literature. In tlio
writer's opinion, neither high, low, or
average assay samples mo worthy of
much consideration on a surface prospect or a 10 foot prospect hole.
The majority of prospect holes aro
ui'iiii the surface and oxidized portion
of an outcroping veiu or ore deposit,
and rarely penetrate much below it.
This oxidized zone, as is well known
to most experienced miners, is proverbial for its often superficial richness
and its freo gold specimens, i. e., if
there be anything of value in the vein
it is the crems.de la creme of the
buried vein. It represents the con
centration of the richness of, it may
be hundreds of feet of once existing,
but now eroded away, vein and ore
matter, concentrated by surface water
and left on the surface of tho vein
outcrop. Let the prospector who
contemplates the rich oxidized surface
portion of a vein imagine that a big
smelting or concentrating works has
been burnt to the gronnd on the spot
above the vein, and left there its rich
accumulated tailings and ore residue,
and he has about the right idea.
It by no means follows that the
original ore, from which this rich deposit was obtainod, was intrinsically
rich any more than a little gold button, derived from the digestion and
concentration of hundreds of tons of
pyrite would prove that that pyrite
was phenomenally jich in gold. It
would only show that there was more
or less pyrite in the vein, and that
some of it carried a percentage of gold
and this is about all that can be raid
or predicted by the appearance of rich
oridized ores on the outcrop of a vein
or aa a result of assays taken from
su'-h o itemps. Experienced miners
ha>o | rown somewhat »hy of so-called "specimen" prospects, development
has so often proven disappointing.
Referring again to the concentration of values in the iron gossan or
blossom of a vein. Mr. A, W, Warwick kindly offered the writer the
following reduced to a mathematical
Tbe conversion of iron pyrite
(SeF2) to oxide of iron (Fe'20,'5) involves a loss in weight as shown in
the equation:
2FeS2 + 110 = Fe203 + 4802
That is, 240 parts, being weight of
pyrites, forms 160 parts, being weight
of oxide of iron, or, moie simply, 3
parts FeS2 =,2 parts Fe203. Now if
we have three tons of FeS2 worth $10
per ton, and this is converted to 2
tons Fe203 without loss of precious
metal content, then the latter will be
worth $1S per ton, a natural concentration.
In considering or sizing up the
surface indications of a prospect, it
is well to study tho character and
component minerals or composition of
the float. Is there a large quantity
of iron oxide presont or is it a more
brpwn stainl The former would imply that the vein beneath might contain a fair amount of uiio>:idii.ed iron
pyrites of unproven assay values.
Similarly if the quartz is intensely
honeycombed or full of little rusty
rectangular holes, caused by tho oxi
dizing out of the cubes of iron pyrites
that once occupied them, we may assume that that quartz will be found
with depth, probably charged with
pyrite, but of unproven gold value.
We have said that in an undeveloped prospect it  is  well  to consider
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a rock, stained with iron or copper
solutions, or whether it is a mass of
honeycombed quartz and heavy ox-,
ides. Especial care is to be observed
in this respect with regard to that
most treacherous and deceptive class
of prospects, a copper prospect. Is it
merely a copper carbonate stain or
are there signs of true secondary solid
copper ores that must have originated
from large deposits of primary ores,
such as copper pyrites, at some point
deep down in the vein? Regarding
copper stains il has been said that a
copper penny dissolved will stain a
whole township green. Copper-stained or impregnated sandstones and
Hchists are often met with in the
mining field, and aro apt, by their
vivid colors, to attract the unwary.
In a copper prospect, besides the mere
green copper stain it is well to look
for a fair proportion of more or less
massiye iron oxide, because iron is
one of tbe elements of copper pyrite,
and again iron pyrite is often associated with copper pvrite in a vein.
A prospect cannot justly or fairly
be sized up by any rule of thumb. It
will not do, nor is it fair for the
young student fresh from his mining
school to dive down into the bottom
of a prospect hole and conscientiously
sample it according to the prescribed
rules of his college textbook, return
to his home laboratory, assay the
samples, and report accordingly, turn
ng the property up or down, merely
on the results of his assays.
Many a time ha« it happened that
tho miners, ignoring the adverse re
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prospect, have gone ahead and done
well, and not unfrequently has a rain
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work on a prospect, despite the fact
that the average results of his assays
might apparently condemn it. Ofte n
too, has the promoter, or tho tenderfoot, or the man in lpve with his
prospect, depending on a few surface
or picked specimens, advertised his
find fur and wide, floated his company,
erected works and buildings, aud even
mills, and gone ahead with nis prospect on a grand scale, despite the
warning voice of the mining man who
advised him at least to go slow and
work tentatively, which is the only
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one nominal horse power... -...
Steam engines, in economy, vary
from 20 to 60 pounds of feed water
und from one and one-half to seven
pounds of coal per; hour per indicated
horse power.
Radium stimulates greatly many
minerals. Powdered . wi^lemite. ..or
sphalerite or kunsite when having. \ a
small addition of radium mixed with
t item are thus made to glow in the
dark and for an indefinite time.
Tho chief use of .metallic arsenie is
in the manufacture of shot. Pure
molted lead when dropped from a
height teuds to form tailed drops, but
it' a small quantity of arsenic be added tho ehot assumes a much rounder
Arsenopyritc, arsenical pyrites, or
more commonly known as mispicke),
in a tin white mineral with metallic
•ht.ster, with a hardness of 5.5 to C.
Tt is mined quite largely in Ontario,
mid is used as a source of white
Among the earnest tools known . -is
the ax. The various savage races for
thousands of years, have manufactured the ax and our museums to-day
show the variety of material used in
their making. The bone and flint
uk predominated, while- in metals,
cupper, tin or a mixture of each; iron,
r.inc, and even silver were used. The
mi xod copper and tin axe,'of the
South American and MexioaBVjtnbea
was a wonderful tool, it being capable
of cutting porphyry and granite, and
the tonipeting of these is a lost art.
There are upwards of 1,200 tons
of gold stored in the vaults of the
United States treasury. It is the
greatest amount of metal ever hoarded. Four hundred tons of this metal
were piled like bags of salt within the
walls of tho sub-treasury in Wall
street, New York, but of late this has
been somewhat reduced. There is in
circulation at least 1,200 tons of gold
coin, making 2,">00 or more tons of
uold in the United States with the
government stamp on it. This
amount of gold is valued at $1,260,-
The SO called radium mineral from
Mariposa county, California, that has
the property of emitting light when
soratohed with a knife or file or even
a strung finger nail, contains no radium whatever. The ore is mainly a
granular mixture of white barite and
sphalerite, but also contains a small'
umouftt of dark grey metallic grains
which are mostly tetnihedrite, though
one s)»eciinon showed considerable ga-
lona. The zinc blonde is what nuikes
the me luminescent, and is what
might l»e termed phosphorescent nine
blende, The ore eat ties gold and
silver, some samples showing $l'.i
void ami three ounce* silver to the
ton. The ore carries upwards of .')0
per cent. zinc.
PheTcdwOod tree of California attains a greater height than any other
known American tree, but in circumference it is surpassed by the big trees
of the Sierras. The redwood's height
runs from 225 feet to 350 feet, with
a diameter of 20 feet. Many of the
redwoods cut show an age from 400
to 800 years. After the tree passes
500 years it begins to die from the
top and to fall off in growth. The
oldest tree known of these redwoods
began life in 531 A. D. It resists
decay so that trees that have fallen
and lain hundreds of years, when sent
to mill havo proven splendid lumber.
It has no resin and resists fire. In
mine timbering it is a most valuable
wood, resisting mine waters and fungoid growths to a  wonderful   extent.
A. E. Drucker in his article on pan
amalgamation at Hosario, Mexico,
comments as follows on tho effect of
copper; lead, zinc, manganese, arsenic
And antimony ores in mercury: "Copper ores do no harm, except soluble
CuC03 or oxides giving copper in
amalgam. Lend ore sickens the
quicksilver, and it is sometimes easily
amalgamated, causing quicksilver to
be readily Homed. The more chemicals used the more will the lead be
amalgamated. Cerussite and galena
are not affected, but wulfenitc gives
base lead bullion. Lead chloride
(PbC12) is easily amalgamated. This
is a soluble chloride precipitated by
iron iu the pans. Zinc ores ore not
amalgamated, since zinc is positive to
iron. Zinc sulphide or blende dirties
the mercury, causing losses by flouring. Aisenic and antimony ores are
very diflicult to work. They flour
quicksilver and make it sick and
ditty, so that it will not easily amalgamate. Clean tho mercury by digesting with nitric acid and retorting.
The only way to treat such an ore is
to roast it. Manganese oxides froth
in tho pans and cause high losses in
quicksilver and low extractions.
Manganese, oxide (Mil02) gives pure
bullion. When present in considerable amount 100 pounds of Milestone
will show no copper in the bullion.
Platinum in Old Channel
dark metal, occuring as a coarse
Mack powder, with the black sand,
and near the bed rock of the old
channel placer deposits of Southern
Oregon. Being ignorant of its identity and value, the miners ha\e been
throwing this metal from their sluices,
and were not aware, till recent years,
that it was platinum, and of as great
worth as the yellow metal they so
persistentlv sought. Hut even after
the 'metal was recognized thero was
no available method of saving it. 'ihe
placer miner, bent on getting gold,
had no inclination to master the problem, and gave it but little thought,
so it remained for the experts to solve
tho question.
The method of saving platinum is
primarily that of attathing a system
of undercurrents to the placer sluices
These undercurrents are quite similar
to those employed in saving flour gold
and the principal involved is just the
converse of that used in saving placer
gold. Platinum, being lighter, must
be kept stirred, und like coffee grounds
in a cup of liquid, will not settle
while in motion. The sands are first
drawn through a 1 2 inch grizzly on
the sluice bottom and spread out over
a broad riffle table. On this table
much of the black sand, and nearly
all of tho fine or flour gold settles.
The method thus far is simply that of
undercurrents, but it goes further, in
that the water is carried on, drawn
through another grizzly, and spread
out over a coco-mat riffle. Here the
water flows more sluggishly, and the
platinum concentrates settle and are
gathered up, by lifting the coco matting and rinsing it in vats or tanks
made for the purpose, and into which
the platinum concentrates settle.
A peculiar feature of these platinum sands is that they are a refractory article, in part, carrying plati
nuni in both the free and concentrate
composition, and require a method of
refining that is understood by only a
few of tho platinum refineries of
America The sands are shipped from
the mines in the shape they are found
when scooped up from the bottom of
the vats, and screened of the coarser
pebbles that manage to get through
the second 1-4-inch grizzly through
which they must pass to reach the
coco-mat table. These platinum concentrates resemble a coarse, black
gunpowder, and only a close inspec
tion reveals their metallic luster. Not
only platinum itself it carries, this but
all of the metals of the platinum group
as well, to a greater or less extent, including rhodium, osmium, iridium,
and palladium.
;'ot lo Re
written for "Mines   and   Minerals,"
by Dennis 11. Stovall, 11   S.
After several years of careful investigation and experiment by experts
in this Hue of wort;, it has been found
that the old channel placer deposits
of the West, more especially those of
the Southern Oregon Mineral zone,
contain the rare metal platinum in
considerable quantity; furthermore, a
successful method fur mining tho
platinum at tho same time as the gold
is mined, and with no additional ox
pense, has been devised, and is being
followed by several large hydraulic
properties. These results have been
brought about largely through the
efforts of representatives of the Wels-
baolt das Mantle Co., of Philadelphia,
which com pany is ever on the inol.out
for platinum, as it uses a large quantity in the manufacture of its articles.
Since the  early   days   thu   placer
miners have   known   of   a   strange,
Bayonne, Oxford, Maryland, Delaware
Columbus, Ohio, Kentucky, New Jersey, Virginia and Illinois \ Mineral
claims situated la the (lout River
Mining Division of West Kooteuuy
Where* located:    On   North   Fork   of
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As a result thousands of trustworthy men—Farmers, Miners and others
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