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Ugi Litiiro 4.;;
•JUN 1    1904
Vol. 1—No. 2.
YMIli, B. C, SATURDAY, MAY 28, 1904.
Price Five Cents.
Salmo is  endeavoring  to get up a
baseball game with Nelson.
The Kootenay Shingle Compmy is
advertising for sawyers and bolt cutters
for their mill at Salmo.
The treasurer's statement of receipts
arid expenditure for the 24th celebration will be published next week.
The Porto Rico Lumber Company
started their shingle mill yesterday
with William Kinrade as Sawyer,
There were two fatalities in mines
in the Nelson district-during 1903;
one being at the Venus mine and one
at the Ymir.
W. P. Sloan has been away to
Creston for a few days having his
mineral claim there surveyed, preliminary co crown granting.
The Nelson Daily News is publishing good mining news these days. We
know it's good, because it's taken from
The Herald with the scissors.
The Salmo baseball players rendered
gallant assistance to the Ymir team
on Tuesday, and the combined team
was a particularly strong combination
Mr. Slaugenhaupt, a large share-
holder in the Broken Hill Mining and
Development Company, Limited, was
in town this week and visited the
Wilcox mine. '
The Porto Rico sawmill is partially
shut down for a few days, whilst the
burner is being; rebuilt. In the mean
time the shingle mill and large planer
are kept going.
Miss L. Mac Vicar of Woodstock,
Ontario,' arrived on Wednesday to pay
her brothers here a visit and will re
main a couple of months. She is staying with Mrs. W. Forrester.
The dance on the 24 th is reported
to have been, erne of the best ever held
in Ymir. The'floor was good, the
music was first class, the dancers a
genial crowd, and the fun waxed high.
Mr. A. H. Tuttle, secretary of the
Broken Hill Company, who has been
down with a severe attack of pneu-
luonia, is now nearly himself again,
and came'down town for the first time
last Wednesday.
- On the 25th Ymir again played
the Nelson Intermediate ball team
and the exhibition made by the latter
was even worse than in the match of
the 24th. The score stood about 35
to 10 in favor of Ymir.
John NororosB and W. A. Stevens,
respectively the top and bottom
terminal men of the Hunter V. tram,
visited their ranches at Granite Siding
this week. They report promising
crops of strawberries and currants.
The meeting of license commissioners
for this district has been called for
Juno loth, to be held at the court
house in Nelson, Kflorts are being
■node to have tho session held in Ymir,
in which place and the towns south of
it, more than half the licenses applied
for, are held.
Blind McCloskey's Vaudeville Company will be, here next Thursday.
McCloskey is an old British Columbia
miner, who lost his eyesight in an explosion in a mine at Phoenix, and has
taken this means of earning a livelihood. A plan of the reserved seats
will be found at Atkinson's drug store.
About 2 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon lost, passers along First avenue
were attracted by loud screams as of
* person in great pain, )/joking
around, however, they could discover
nothing, until from under the sidewalk
at Atkinson's drug store, two small
uhildren appeared, one of whom  was
".Haine from the shoulder to the waist
on the right side. Mrs. McLeod, who
happened to he nearest, promptly ran
to the child and succeeded in quickly
extinguishing the flames, but not until
some severe burns had been inflicted.
It appears the two boys were playing
bonfire under the sidewalk, a circumstance which we imagine will not be
viewed by much pleasure by the pro
perty holders in tho block.       T",
Nelson was out of luck on the 24th
of May, The senior lacrosse team was
beaten at Kaslo, the junior at Ross-
land, and the intermediate baseball
team at Ymir. With regard to the
senior lacrosse match with New West
minster, however, it must be said they
made a gallant fight, and it is no dis
credit .to be beaten by such a narrow
margin by the champion team of the
A bush fire is raging to the south
of Porcupino creek, and yesterday was
reported as progressing north, endangering the Hunter V. tram. Mr
Wheeler telephoned to town and Cap
tain Forrester immediately sent men
down to endeavor to stay its progress.
The laws with regard to the starting
of bush fires, although stringent
enough, are particularly hard to enforce, as the offender is rarely traceable,
John A. Baker, a planorman at the
sawmill here, sustained a severe injury
yesterday forenoon. While feeding a
planer his overalls caught in a set
screw of a pelloy and he was whirled
off his feet. His presence of mind in
grasping a bar, in all probability,
saved his life. Before the machinery
could be stopped the muscles of his
left log were considerably lacerated,
and, he will be confined to the hospital
for affew' weflis,
At the Lyon boys' school, Spokane,
in the recent annual athletic sports,
two British Columbia boys came out
on top, Sutton Wheeler winning first
place among the seniors, makim> 526
points out of a possible of 750, and
Reggie Mackintosh of Rossland first
place among the juniors, with 437 out
of of a possible 600 points. Young
Wheeler is 13 years old and is the son
of A. D. Wheeler, manager of the
Hunter V. mine, here.
On Protection.
Joseph Chamberlain, the great
English champion of protective tariffs,
is reported to have said; "That if we
were to have the elections in a month
on the question of inter imperial trade,
we would likely be beaten, and the
same would be the case if the elections
are held within a year, but in three
years" time we are bound to win,"
Such a dictum from so accomplished
a political prophet as Chamberlain is
most interesting. There has been no.
such political sensation in the Old
Country since (Hailstone's Home Rule
Hill was introduced as that caused by
Chamberlain's support of a protective
tariff for Great Britain. It has practically split t'te Unionist paity in two,
whilst the Radical side is in nearly
similar condition. After tho Home Rule
Bill the two great parties came to be
less known sis Whigs and Tories than
as Home Rulers and Unionists, whilst
in the next general election, three
years hence, tho two conflicting names
will probably be Free Traders and
Business Locals.
For fresh fruit, go to tho Fair.
For flags and fire works, go to the
For ice cream and ice' cream sodas,
go to Scaney's.
Pine apples, bananas, oranges and
fresh tomatoes at Seaney'n.
For double Jersey buttermilk, go to
the Fair.    Sole agents for Ymir.
We are agents for Haselwood ice
cream and buttermilk.    The Fair.
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Si'ver   is   quoted   at    55J;   other
metals firm.
The Kootenay mine at Rossland is
advertising for men.
Next Tuesday is the last day for
renewing miners' licenses.
The total number of men employed
in and about the metalliferous mines
of British Columbia is given at about
3000. Those employed in and about
coal mines in the province number
Two hundred and seventy-five men
are now employed at the St. Eugene
mine at Moyie. The concentrator is
running (lay and night, the plant
which is need for the treatment of
tailings gi ving excellent satisfaction.
Figuring on the rate of output now
ruling at the Ymir, Hunter V , Wilcox, Queen, Arlington and Second
Relief mines, the total output for the
coining month will be about 10,000
tons, of an approximate value, including the low grade milling and higher
grade shipping ore, of about $100,000.
Graphite, of which there are several
deposits in this district is an amorphous form of the element carbon, as
is the diamond. Its f rincipal uses are
in tho manufacture of lubricants, lead
pencils, paints, crucibles, polishes and
foundry facings. The lead in lead
pencils is not lead at all, but consists
of the highest grade graphite. What
is commonly known as black lead is
also made principally of graphite and
contains no lead.
Work is temporarily suspended on
the* Atliii mine. Oil resumption a few
feet of work will connect the upraise
with the bottom of tho shaft. Tho
completion of this work will give a
total depth of 205 feet on the vein,
the whole of this distance being in ore
of good grade. The vein at depth has
been found to widen out very con
sidorably apd forms a large body of
first class milling ore, interspersed with
streaks of high grade shipping ore.
There are now five stamp mills in
active daily operation in this district,
viz., those at the Ymir, Wilcox, Fern,
Queen and Second Relief mines Besides these the Hunter V. is shipping
from 100 to 150 tons per day of crude
ore and the Arlington a smaller tonnage of high grade stuff, making seven
producing mines. This is a record
which few camps in British Columbia
can equal, and one which will be
further improved considerably later on
in the summer when the Dundee,
Keystone and Canadian King, besides
others, will restart shipping.
The force employed at the Hunter
V. mine has been greatly reduced.
The real reason of this action is that
owing to the disturbed condition of
affairs at the Noilhport smelter that
institution is not in a position to accept
the amount of ore from  the  Hunter
To Subscribers and Intending
As we stated last week we
started with a blank subscription list. A g;>odly few friends
to whom we sent copies of the ,
first issue, on expectations, have
rosponded to our invitation to
walk in and deposit, but there
are others, All advertisers get
a free subscription; but we shall
necessarily have to gradually,
eliminate all thpse others to
whom wo are now sending, who
do not declare themselves.
V, called for in the, contract, and until
it is in a position to use the full
amount the output from the mine is
necessarily curtailed. There is enough
broljon down now to supply the Nelson smelter for some time, and the
force now consists of a few muckers to
handle this broken down stuff and
that already ot, the Hunter V. dump
The mine itself is in first-class shape
and the ore is maintaining its value
The resumption of the full force tuaj
take place at any tim \
The Queen mine at Salmo is again
making a record for itself and turning
out the gold bricks. The Queen is
owned by John A. Turner, Mike
Scully and William Waldie, the latter
of whom is now directing operations
at the mine. The Queen people have
tho Yellowstone stamp mill under
lease and are putting through the ore
from the Queen. During this month
there have' been two clean ups, and the
last one, part of a ten days' run of the
mill, resulted in a brick weighing five
pounds and worth about $1500, Up
to date the Queen has yielded upwards
of 8100,000.
The receip" of the following cable in
London was the cause of a great slump
in Le Roi shares: Mr. J. fl. Mac
kenzie, the acting general manager,
cables: "Shipped from the mine to
to the Northport smelter during the
past month 3720 tons of ore from all
stopes, which show the average value
of the mine is 68.17 per ton Four
hundred and thirty tons shipped from
the 1350 foot level showed #7.45 per
ton. No profit at all has been made
for several months. The amount
realized from the treatment of the
furnace bottoms is 885,000. Owing
to faulty sampling and assaying, ex
cessive valuation of #333,000 has been
made in the assets. Four furnaces
running: We are now shipping 200
tons of picked ore per day.''
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Magnetic Concentration
TJiiit certain strongly magnetic
minerals are separable by magnetic
concentration is a fact so well known
as scarcely to need comment, but that
many minerals which are not acted
upon by the ordinary magnet may be
eliminated by higher magnetic powers,
is not so fully realised, and is, now attracting the serious attention of
metallurgists seeking to solve the
problems of ore separation. To quote
from Ligall's "Production and Pro
perties of Zinc": "It has been shown
by Faraday, Plucher, Wiedeman and
others that magnetism is an inherent
property of all substances, which aie
either attracted or repelled by the
poles of a magnet, though in most
substances the manifestation of this
property is exceedingly feeble."
By the new Wetherell separator.
sine blende can be magnetically plotted
up wilt of a mixture of ganguc, galena,
pyrites, etc., making a clean scpara-
tkin, while a similar separation of
tetrahedrite (gray copper)' was made
from ganguc and pyrite.
Upon inquiry as ro what minerals
are separable by the process, it is
stated that no rule could be laid down,
but that each special or.j required to
be determined by experiment, since,
for example, of two samples of sine
blende, one could bo easily attracted
by the magnet of high power, while
the other sample was so feebly attracted as to preclude any practical
separation. This lack of uniformity
is accounted for by the fact that in
few ores does the mineral conform
strictly to its theoretic composition
but contains usually associated
minerals, which materially affect the
magnetic action. Certain mineials,
which practically are nonmagnetic,
may he rendered so by a partial or
complete roasting.
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A new aerial tramway has lieen put
in by the Broken Hill Company, connecting the upper tunnel on the Wilcox with the wagon road. This new
train is 800 feet long and is now work
ing very smoothly.
Recent developments on the big
ledge, which runs parallel to the
Fourth of July vein, give promiso that
this will eventually be. a permanent
source, of supply for the mill. A tunnel, which has been run in on the vein
a distance of 50 feet, shows a face of
fine milling ore, which has been exposed to a width of eight feet, while
the hanging wall is yet unreached,
indicating that the vein is of still
greater extent. An assay right across
this face gave 811 in'gold alone,
besides silver and lead. A tunnel is
now being run from the Fourth of
July vein which, after progressing another 30 feet or thereabouts, will
crosscut the vein> at a depth of 1 (50
feet below the surface.
The annual meeting of the Broken
Hill Company has been postponed to
the first week in July.
Mining Association.
Ymir is in the peculiar position of
being about the only mining camp of
any importunes in British Columbia
which has not organized a local branch
of the Provincial Mining Association
This is nn association which is undoubtedly doing good work in the
interest of tho mining industries of
the province. It Is composed of men
of all classes, representative alike of
mine owners and men, of mine owning
associations and labor organizations;
and one of its most useful functions
which has already been put to the
test, is the suggestion of useful and
remedial legislation for the protection
and furthering of mining. The local
branches have the power of bringing
to the notice of the central organization questions of local import on
which an official ruling is important,
and the central organization is in a
position to urge on legislation calcu •
lated to relieve undue pressure on certain lines or protected established
rights. The Poplar Creek branch, for
instance, has taken up with the head
association the local case where placer
rights and lode locations conflict with
one another, and the result will probably be new legislation next session,
which will clear away ihe present
ambiguity of the law.
Alaskan  Boundary.
Professor W, l'\ King, chief astronomer of the American department of
the interior, is now at Vancouver arranging with the Dominion authorities for the survey of the Alaskan
boundary according to the award of
the arbitration conference held in
London last year. The survey is a
joint one, and the Dominion and the
Uiuted States are each sending three
patties. Two of these parlies are to
work on the Chilkat river and the
third will proceed up the Stickiue
Tile first Canadian party, consisting
of twenty-one members, left Vancouver on Thursday last for Skagwny
on the C. P. R. steamer .Amur Fioui
Skagwsy the party will proceed to
Haine's mission, thence working over
to the Chilkat river, and ascending
that stream to the boundary line,
where work is to commence.
At the coal mines in Michel and
Morrissey the forces employed only
work about half tho time, At Coal
creek there is more work in progress,
but miners are not making  full   time. #.?ve ii'ii
Published everv Saturday and mailed to any
addre%fi, or Jollvemd by carrier in town.
SubssriptiooH 08.00 vnr annum, payable |u »d/j
Advertising rates, ll.SQ per inch  per  month
The IIBiuvtu can b«i had from nil b-a.liui:
newsdealers In the district, 9r oaq l>" obtained
direct from the qlUau.
Comraeroial   printiuu o'   every    du>orlpllqu
done on the premises at standard prices.
rjmi.isiiED uy pfv
H.   KRA1IXS,   fyAN'ACKH.
think that if we receive sufficient sup-    light   it   throws  upon  many of  the
port, vye can makp this journal of some   religious  and  nocjal   customs of   the
little influence on the industries of this   I'^W- ...
!     In   a   foipprehenmve   introduction
camp.    We are not afraid  of  spread*    .,     J.o ori     * 11    1   '.    .1 .
' ' . Mr. p.. II. Risley tells ho>y  the great
ing ourselves, apd we are circulating \ wm.k o{ .<nurnherin« the people'' was
copies of T»E Hkijai.u broadcast and carried out. He makes acknowledg-
endeavoring to reach every <marter,, : merits not only to his immediate col-
where eftorts liave been made to loagues, but to ''all sorts and conditions of men from   one  end   of  the
empire to another, who gave their un-'
calumniate our town, with the intent,
to show a record that  "he   who  runs , . . .    .     , . ,
paid services for an object whieli most
may  read,''  and   know   that Ymir is   ()f  t,|;j|11   m„jmt00(|   but  imperfectly
NO')' as has beer, reprexepter).    Capital   ftrj(| many must  have  regarded,   wjth
is notoriously shy, and. recent false rer , positive suspicion."
ports concerning Yiuir have not  been       ''An Indian  ee,,sU«,"  be proceeds,
calculated to inspire confidence, '('here
is 1.0 peed apd po senspyin   endeavor-.
Harry Wright, M.P.P. for this rjis
(.riot, who was here for the celebration
pu the 24th, combined business with
pleasure and stayed over the next day
jn order to go thoroughly into the
peeds of the district, as regards roads
and trails. He made a special t|ip
over the, - Dundee, Ymir apd Wi|cox
(•oads with a viow to ascertaining the
amount of repairs necessary, and took
in the situation thoroughly as to new
(■oads and trails. It will be remembered that 8*000 has been set aside
for roads and trails in the whole of the
Ymir district, which is a large one,
and consequently, by the exertions of
our member, obtained as large an appropriation as any district in the province witli a single exception. The
money is not available until after July
Jst; but after that date it may be expected that several important works
will be started in this portion of the
According to the minister of mines
report the total value of metalliferous
ore produced in the province during
last year amount to $13,1(53,027.
which'is about §500,000 more than
during the previous year, and about
■12,000,000 less than in 1901, which
is, so far, the banner year of the province. In the Nelson Mining Division
the total production for 1903 is valued
at $600,957, as against  877:1,494   in
1902, and $1,844,56K in 1901. The
chief reason tor this falling off is the
paucity of the copper output during
the past year, which only amounted to
845,822, as against $257,1171 in 1901,
when the Hall Mines was a lurge and
constant copper producer, The gold
output figures at 8115,750, as against
8319,118 in 1902, and 8079,340 in
1901, which was the year in which the
Ymir Mine made its largest output.
The tonnage for the year is, however,
much the same as in previous years,
which indicates a falling off in the
average value of the 010 mined. Time
was when orb in the Kootenay country
had to assay 830 or mure to r< pay
treating, but now 88 orocan be made
to return a large margin of profit.
During 1904, if the rate of production maintained during the first
five months of the year is kept up, in
is certain that the figures will indicate
a large  increase  over  the  totals  for
1903. More mines are producing and
the bonus on load will certainly stimulate the oporation of some properties
which have lain idle for the past few
The text of the report on local mines
Will be found' in this issue.
"is pre eminently the work of the people  of  India.    If they  held aloof, or
even   dciiianded   the    most    trifling
ing to boofi) tlllJ climP> !lH rt» intrinsic j femunel.tttiou   for  their   trouble, the
merits, well and properly  advertised, ' w|iole undertaking would be financially
with true statements of  results actu- ! impracticable;    As  it  is,  the greater
.ally obtained, are quite  sutlicient  to ! P»rt  «*  t'ie enumeration   is done for
,, ., ... .   ,,    I nothing by an army  of  private  indi
inspire all the confidence proper to the '■ J
case.    It is opr aim to supply this advertisement, and the more liberal
support the better we can do it.
We ha.e no reason to complain at
all of the support which lias been extended to ps sp far. pearly all the
merchant* in towp have advetise-
merits appearing ill this issue, and we
sliiiJI endeavor gradually to improve
the appearance of the sheet, and
eliminate  everything   but   real   up to
viduala, numbering on this occasion
more than a million and a quarter,
who bring to their troublesome task a
spirit of painstaking and occasionally
grotesque accuracy which is unequalled
anywhere in the world.
• 'The zeal of ope volunteer enumerator impelled bin)  to  turn   ipto  verse
the ci'lisUS instructions mid  to suggest
that   I he   weaker   brethren should be
, required to  learn  his  production   by
! heart."
Wo are told how hi one province an
dm-news, editorial gray  matter  and | assemblage of as,etics  under vows  of
,       . „        1 silence gave  rise   to  much   difficulty,
paid for space advertisements,    l-p to 1 .    ,        .
r r j and special arrangements  had   to  be
the present we have received sufficient
Wo are selling for almost your own price to reduce stock.
AH .Stetson lints going for $4.50.   Other/a at similar value,
At prices that cannot he beaten
In wipe)) we lend in price anil quality.
DesBrisay Jobbing Co
Mining Agent      *     Stocks and Share;
encourageinent to lead us (O consider
ourselves justified in incurring curtain
additional expenditure and making
seveial necessary improvements in the
plant. We are adding job type which
will enable us to turn out as good job
work as can be got in the Kootenay*,
besides several other important additions which will tend to make the
parer itself more presentable and
Le Roi Managers
The post of manager of the Le Roi
mine seems a difficult ope to handle.
During the illness of Mr. S. F. Parrish
his position of manager of the mine
was filled by John Mackenzie, who
thoroughly sampled the mine as soon
as he got there. Shortly, afterwards
articles appeared in the London papers
to the effect that the valuo of the reserves had been overestimated to the
extent of something over 8300,000,
which accounted for the recent rise in
price. On the publication of these
items Mr. Parrish,   who had resuined
In Hajputana the JJhils' experience
of the liberal help given to them during the famine combined with Captain
Bannerman's tact and energy to allay
their suspicions, and they were induced
tui abandon their ancient claims to be
exempt from census and to submit to
enumeration by a special system which
recognized their prejudice against outsider*! entering their villages, 'and
required the headmen to muster their
people and have them counted at convenient places in the neighborhood.
They were, says Mr. Risley, duly
impressed by the practical argument
that for people who were not enumerated there would be "no food at the
next famine." ,
In the Andaman and Nicobar
Islands, Mr. Risley tells how the ad
mirable ariangomonis made by the
chief commissioner, Sir Richard
Temple, rendered it possible to effect
the first enumeration of the aborigines
The census was conducted by special
parties of the Settlement officials, at
some risk to themselves, in a series of
tours by steamer and boat  in  imper-
Mutual Lijffl Insurance Company of Now York',
Maryland Casualty Company.
London Mutual Y\iv iRgurauce'Company,
Ottawa Fire Insurance Company,
yjnii, w c.
All work entrusted to us is neatly and promptly
Mail Odes receive special attention.
fectly   chartered   waters.     At   Port
brace   meantime,   promptly  resigned.   Ciimpb(J„ they mn attacked   by  the
At present, therefore, there is no
manager, and Mr, Anthony J. Mac
Millan, the lord managing director, is
temporarily in charge.
Since our first issue we have been
the recipient of many very flattering
compliments, which would lend us to
believe that the first, sample is satisfactory, and if we can deliver the goods
well up to sample we shall do business
here1 This we are of opinion wc can
do, and we further are bold enough to
Smith Talks.
Dell Smith,, late editor of the Mirror
here, is now in Vancouver, and was
interviewed by a representative of the
World, lo whom he confided all his
troubles in Ymit. " The Ymir Mirror
is no more," he said, "f was clearing
nbout 8140 a month up there, I had
a nice little paper, and all the job
printing of the district, but I fought
for a principle, and while I won that,
I lost my principal. Now I'm looking
for a job as editor-in chief here if
you like."
Criminal Libel.
John Hoiislon, M. P. P., lis charged
with criminal libel by John HI Hot of
Nelson. The item complained of is
one appearing in the Nelson Tribune
of-May 14th and has reference to Mr.
Billot's actions whilst serving in the
capacity of city solicitor.
A Gigantic Census.
The census of India, 1902, just
issued as a Line Hook, is much more
interesting than such volumes usually
It is interesting not only for its
statistical information, but also for the
implacably hostile Jarawas of South
Andaman, and wore obliged to fire on
their assailants, one Jarawa being
The enumeration brought to light a
tribo hitherto unknown, the Tabo
of North Andaman, concerning whom,
it is stated, in explanation of their
small numbers, that when a contagious
disease appeared recently amoni them
they proceeded to kill off all thole who
were attacked, until very few of the
tribe were left.
Briefly summarizing the figures, w«
find that the 1.254,512 square miles
of the Indian empire had in 1001 a
population of 117,458,193.
In the chapter on "Religions" we
learn that the Christian community
numbers 2,923,241, of whom 2,664,318
are natives. Of these latter two fifths
are Roman Catholics. In 1872 the
Christians numbered 1,506,098, of
whom 1,21(1,288 were natives. The
growth of Christianity, it is satisfac-
lorv to learn, is far nioro rapid than
that of the general population.
* ~AND	
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
Presbyterian Church—Morning Her.'
vice, 11 a.in,; Sunday school 12) even
ing service, 7:30. Young Peoples
Society meets on Friday evening at. 8
o'clock. All are welcome. Rev, H.
Voting, M.A.| Pastori *
Headquarters for
Mining and Commercial Men.
Wholesale and Retail
Mail orders receive prolllpt attention.
Choicest   Wines, Liquors
and Cigars.
Good,  comfortable
rooms will be found
in connection.
First-class Dining Room.
Boat brands of Wines,
Liquors ami Cigars.   t
Second Ave.        -        YMIR
YMIR. British Columbia
Ymir   Bakery   and   Cafe
Short orders a specialty.   Fredh bn-ud,
cakes and  pies daily.
MRS,   J.  McLE©D
I'list   Ollioe   Siinv.
I 1
REPORT   OF MINISTER OF  MINES;}—♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦«♦♦♦♦♦—♦
Hotel Ymir
Annual    Book    Just    Published   Contains   Much
Valuable   Information.
The annual report of the minister ] values weie taken. The hi
of mines tor 1UU3 has just been pub i lfu;S found lliis crosscut in
lished and contains the following notes and before the yeai's end
on the principal  mines   in  the  Ymir  vanced   another   300   feet.
The Ymir mine was operated during
the entire year under the management
which came in with the reconstruction
of the company, but, so far as can be
learned, the results were hardly Mich
as   can   be  regarded   as satisfactory.
« The ore tonnage milled during the
year was 54,800 tons, a slight increase
over previous year. The values resulting from the milling and eyaneiing
11,160 ounces gold, oO.OGO ounces
silver, and 515 tons of lead, which
with the concentrates brought the
total product up to something over
8300,000, a falling oil of §45,000 from
the previous year's record.
There was considerable development
parried on along the fourth, fifth and
sixth levels of the inuaiyand some new
chuteB of ore were opened up, but the
changes made in the management at
the close of the yenr made it impossible to secure details as to the results
of the development. Speaking generally, however, it is said that where
the drifts have been carried east the
prospect of striking payable ore in the
1000-foot crosscut on the tenth level
has been very much brightened. This
is the hope of the management, and
the. realization of it  would  make  the
• Ymir the most valuable mining property ir. the district
This property, situate on Dundee
Hi' "tilaio, in the vicinity of Ymin
recei' ed some attention during the
year. It has been idle for a consider*
able period, but some coast people
opened negotiations with the owners,
which led to the pumping out of the
mine and the working of a small crew
of men for some time. This work is
being done under the superintendence
of A. H. Gracey, and may result in a
resumption of operations on this property, on which a number of the pro*
m'.n?- r mining engineers of the dis-,
tricti..''.- from time to time made
most favorable reports as to the urn
This property, situate on Wild Horse
creek, is owned and operated by the,
Broken Hill Mining £ Development
Company. The past year maiked the
first run of the company's stamps-mill
on a commercial scale. The mill com
inenced operations on May 1st, anil
for the first six months following made
a very successful run, the total product
of the mine from the mill and ship
ments of crude ore in the period being
622,000. As t 'ie property is favorably
situated for working, the net result
was a substantial earning for the company, but the greater portion of it.
went into improvements in the mine.
For the entire year the output of the
mine was 2200 tons milled and 100
of high-grade ore which was shipped
■ to the smelter in the crude state. The
• work accomplished during the year
consisted of 300 feet of drifting and
sloping on the first and second levels
of the Fourth of J uly vein, and 200
feet of tunnel work on development
account. The company also intends to
continue work in the upper tunnel on
the Wilcox vein. This tunnel is in
400 feet, and it is estimated a 200-
foot crosscut Will tap the Fourth of
July vein at an additional depth of
400 feet below the  present workings.
The results of development pn this
property are regarded as the most encouraging of the year. For a numlier
*jf years the owners of the property
have been engaged in driving a long
Vt-Osscnt to tap a vein from which high
inning of
)00 feet,
was ad-
In its
course it has intercepted two veins
which have been deemed worthy of
attention. The first of these is known
as the No, 2 vein, and was crossed
K00 feet in from the poitalofthe
tunnel; upon it a drift has been run
for 125 feel,. The other vein lias boi n
called the No. 3, and is believed to be
that to cut which the tunnel Was run.
Where the vein has been cut in the
crosscut it has a width of six feet, and
an average sampling of the vein at this
point is said to give an irrdicated value
')f $10 to the ton. This value, taking
into account the fact that the vein has
been developed for a depth of !)00 feet,
gives a most important bearing to the
Foghorn development.
huxtki: v.
The development on this property
during the yeardiax fully justified the
predictions of its promoters. As has
been explained, it is an immense
deposit of lime which carries pay
values in gold and silver. The nature
of the deposit permits the mining of it
by the cheapest methods, that is quarrying and chambering. The lime con
tents of the ore render it valuable to
the smelters for fluxing ■purposes, so
that advantageous smelting rates have
been secured by the owners.
The work done during the year consisted of an incline shaft 120 feet, 100
feet of open surface work on the
Hunter V., and something over 400
feel of work on the Double Standard
claim, in the same group. To move
the ore to the railway a double rope
aprial tramway of 13,000 feet, and two
subsidiary tramways of 1800 and 500
feet have been built, while living ac-
"onunodation for 75 men has been put
up. The production during the year
was restricted to 400 tons, but with
tho end of 1003 the company was in
shape to maintain an output of 100
tons per day.
(101,1)   CUP.
This property, which is situate, about
four'miles north of the town of Ymir,
was under development throughout the
year by Messrr. Wolfle and Davault.
It is a gold proposition and has been
opened up to a depth of 100 feet, with
very gratifying results, the vein having
an average width of 4^ feet and samp
ling ft 15 m gold with small values in
copper and silver. The holders of the
Gold Cup option took in an expert
mental mill during the summer. This
has but two stamps, but arrangements
have been mane for increasing the bat
tery to ten stamps, as they have sufficient confidence in their ore reserves
to warrant this.
ARhiiroTOif and RBcofru imi.ii'.r
.On the Arlington mid Second Relief
properties work was carried on for a
considerable period during the year,
the shipments reported from the former
being about 1300 iqiis; and from the
latter nearly 1500 tons Of the. other
prepetties in the vicinity of Erie the
the only ones appearing on the shipping list were the Canadian King and
Keystone. These were worked in a
small way under lease, tho shipments
ri;om the former being about 100 tons,
•md from the latter some 250 tons.
The Best Meals        |
And Accommodation
In Town.
A line selection of Wines,
Liquors-mid Cigars.
X J   W. MASTERSO.V,     Prop. X
Tenders Wanted.
purchase of LotO, OlilOk It, town-
site of Ymir, B. 0 , and for tho lilim
Bell mineral claim, crown granted,
full slue, with good mineral showing,
situate near Ymir, B.,0. lenders to be
sent hi on or before M*\ :U. W0*, to
Administrator Estate of  Silfts   F.   Col-
Harshaw & Wilson
Draymen and
YMIR,   B,   C.
Kindling heavy freight a
(Wrespondence promptly
attended to.
Cold, Silver, or Lead - *1 00
Copper, ----- SI.50
Cold Silver,     -    -      - 8150
Charges for other metals on up
Provincial Assayer
P.O. Drawer A 11.1,    YMIR, B.C.
Headquarters for Hilling
and Commercial Men
Most comfortable hotel in tho  district.    Everything first-class.
Eastern, Canada, the  Western States,  Coast,,
Towns, and in Groat" Britain.
Hotel ....
Dining Room and Bar
supplied wPh the lie.st
in the market.
Right opposite depot,  Ymir
JOHN liltKAU, Prop.
Headquarters for Mining Men
liar  supplied   with   best brands of
wines, Ihjuors and cigars
FlItST Avknik,
Ymih, I). 0.
llox 82,
V. V. & K   MY. i$ If. 00,
and Great Northern, Northern Pacific
and O. B. <fc N. Co., for points east,
west and south ; connects at Holland and Nelson with tho Canadian
Pacific Railway.
Connocts at Nelson with the P. K.
it N. Co. for Kaslo and K. and S
Connects at CnVlttw wilh stage for
(j i eon wood and Midway, I?. C.
Bullet  cars run on train* between
Npoknile and   Republic
. (iiMiersl Panutgef Apt.
Spokeno, Wash.
Kosm.anp, II. C.    j
$•..'.00 per annum.
It Is Important
To let these financial centers know that Ymir
is one of the richest free-milling camps
in British Columbia, and
Has More Stamp Mills
in operation than any other camp
in the Province.
It Has Developed
And Paying Mines
And'many others which only need a comparatively  small amount of development to
become profit-earning.
Advertise  in   I he
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(3pod  Weather,   Q°°d  Crowd,   and   Good   Sports
Keen'y   Contested.
Once iporp Ymir was favored with
Queen's weather when celebrating in
pommemoraj,jon of the birthday of our
Jttte gracious, lady, Queen Victoria
As on previous occasions the hpayens
conspired with the celebration rotii-
uiittee to jnake the day as perfect jind
pleasant as possible, and helped to
paint the town in bright and glowing
polors. Will} surishine jn the air and
sunshine in their hearts Ymiiites celebrated, and lopked to it that their
Visitors received a goodly share of all
(lie entertainment goings
The town was profusely decorated with flags and bunting and
presented quite a gay and festive ap
pearance when tho train from Nelson
pulled in. There was.a little disap-
point»T^nt expressed at the fewness of
the visitors from kelson, the number
being less i! an half the attendance on
previous occasions. This, however,
was probably accounted for by the
counter attraction of tho lacrosse
match between Nelson-New West*
minster held at Kaslo, to which some
BOO Nelson holiday makers betook
themselvea However, there was a
determination that nothing should be
allowed to stand in the way of the
enjoyment of tho occasion, and the
visitors were quickly swullowed up in
the crowd of Ymirites, visitors from
Salmo apd I'Jrie, and men from the
Ymir and Hunter V. mines, both of
which were practically shut down for
the occasion.
As soon as the train had dropped its
passengers the Nelson band, which way
in attendance, formed up and headed
a procession which marched through
the principal streets, and finally came
to a halt on the baseball ground, where
f jMr. Patrick Daly, the president of the
celebration committee, formally opened
the day's proceedings with a neat
' speech of welcome to the visitors,
giving them the freedom of tho town.
Mr. Harry Wright, M; P. P , for the
district, who was among the visitors,
also addressed a few words to tie-
The sports were then brought on
without delay, and footraces and
jumping contests were the order of the
day until noon. In tho jumping con-
tests Lowe of Salmo and the Rev. |{,
E. Taylor, Into Methodist preacher' in
Ymir, distinguished themselves.
After dinner the first item of inter
est was the horseracing. In the open
quarter mile Chris Willis' "Steptoe"
from Salmo won the best of three
heats from Kirkpatrick's "Buckskin."
In the local race Kirkpatrick's horse
won from an entry by Tom Oddic.
■ Following the races the crowd adjourned to the baseball grounds to
watch the match between the Nelson
Intermediate team and the Ymir
team. Several of the Salmo team
were included in the Ymir nine, making a very strong combination. The
line up was as follows:
Nelson—Hemery, 1st base; Steele,
pitcher; Sioklu, left field; Miller, 3rd
base; Kelley, right field; Avery,
catcher; Nelson, 2nd base; Stanford,
shortstop; Freese, centre field.
Ymir—Cawlny, 1st base; Anderson,
pitcher; Roberts, left field; Therein,
3rd base; Knglish, right field; Sheedy,
2nd base; Blanchard, catcher; Carney,
shortstop; Watt, centre fluid.
Somewhat to the disappointment of
tho spectators the game was a very
onesided affair, Ymir having a walk
over. Tho team sent down from Nelson was a very indifferent combination, and made a very poor showing
indeed, so that tho history of the game
would bo but a long scries of errors on
their port. Tho spectacle of the Ymir
catcher walking down from the home
plate to second base and there calmly
putting out two men, aimlessly dodging
1* snd fro, without the ball leaving his
■ hand, is a sufficient indication of the
quality of the Nelson play.    However,
! the prowd derived lots of fun from the
spectacle, w|iich, perhaps, was all tjiat
was wanted, except to make sure that
the trophy stayed in Ymir. 'I'Ue efforts of the Nelson   band  to  make  a
Mere     somewhat    ovei
shadowed by the artist on tho single
hqin who, front his lofty position in
Nature's grand stand to the west of
the ground, distributed inegaphonip
melodies am) pertinent pointers to the
The drilling match followed the
baseball game, and the crowd moved
eh masse to the rock placed for the
purpose in front of the Miller house.
The toanis entered were McGillvray-
BrotVp and AntlerWray. Of these
McCillvray is an old-timer and was
one of the winning teuui in the celebration here last year and on Dominion day last in Nelson, lie and his
partner succeeded in putting down a
record hole of 43:f inches in hard
granite; Brown displaying great skill
in handling the steel, while Mo»
Oillviay's heavy hitting was both
pretty and effective Antleand Wray
I also put in some hard licks and were
giving promise of making the match a
close one when their steel broke in the
hole. In spite of this, however, they
got down 34 inches, and from their
quick and heavy hitting and slick
changes it is certain they would have
made a fine showing if their luck had
held out, The purse won by McCillvray aud Brown amounted to $100.
In the final of the quoit match, that
veteran thrower, John F. Harbottle,
defeated Wallace of Nelson by 21-10,
and accordingly retains the championship cup.
In the evening, after a fine display
of fireworks, the day's fun was wound
up by a grand ball in the Union hall,
at which a large attendance was
gathered and enjoyed first class music
and dancing until the small hours.
The fallowing is a complete list of
the prize winners ;
yocr hacks.
Soys, under 8—1st, Alex McLeodj
2nd; -Harvey Foster; 3rd, — Ross.
Girls, under 8—1st, Hazel Newitt;
2nd, Winnie Shrumj 3rd, Minnie
Boys, under 12— 1st, Alf Clark;
2nd, — Schwartz.
Girls, under 12—1st, VeraMoLeod;
2nd, Dora Jordan.
Girls' skipping race—1st, Vera
MeLeod: 2nd, L'ora Jordan.
Men—1st, C. Therein: 2nd,   Freeze.
Three legged race—1st, Klavena
Keefe; 2nd, Clark-Ferguson
Sack race- -1st, Keefe; 2nd, Newitt.
Boys' long jump—1st, Newitt: 2nd,
Schwartz; 3rd, Steele.
Men's long jump—1st, Cauley; 2nd,
Sheedy; 3rd, Taylor
Standing jump—1st, Taylor; 2nd, J.
Hop, step and jump—1st, Taylor;
2nd, Lowe,
High jump—1st, Lowe; 2nd, I'aylor.
Open—Chris Willis, Steptoe.
Local—William KirKpatrick, Roan
McCillvray and Brown, 42j ii)"hes.
J. P. Harbottle.
E, W. Widdowsop.
W. A. Hutschmidt.
JIROKEKAGK  AM   Itml'MtCVr    •
Percy J. GJea/er.
John Pliilbert.
T. U, Atkinson
PesBrisAV Jobbing Co, ,
Newitt & Co.
j-pmiiTUHj.:   DBAI.KII.
William Clark.
|). Campbell.
lJtmUiis,!} Jobbing.Go,
S  1J. Scaiiev.
U, S. T. Koss.
fJosiHopnlltHli—John Breau.
McI,cod House—(('inlay Mel.eoil.
Miller House—S   Miller.
I'aliice—I'sit 4 Ruddy.
Koss House- -C. Archibald.
Vancouver—Owen Boyer.
Wa|dorf—George Oolnian,
Ymir—J. W. Masterson.
LADIES    Fl'KNlSlltNt;     AND     J|||.I,|>>KI|V
Mrs, John MeLeod.'
Percy J. Gleaner.
Herald Publishing-Co.
T. JL Atkinson.
j    |). Campbell.
i    S. H. Hesney,
!     lliiishaw Ai Wilson.
William Clark.
When you want good value    r* \ An nDCI   I   J C
for   your    ujoney   <;o    to   V/\lTl»v DCLL O
Because there you will find the mast complete line of  ROOTS, SHOES
and CENTS' FURNISHINGS that has ever been offered in Ymir,
Nothing shoddy or raggy about this line.    Stylish and up to date,
The king of all shoes all over' the Dominion, durable and up to data  in  ;>iyl«
and finish.
Clark's   Furniture   Store
Undertaker   and   Furniture     Dealer
Mail orders promptly attended to
Birch Strbbt,       -       •       Ymih
Shelf Hardware,
Builders' Hardware,
Paint, Oil, and Glass.
Tinsmithing and  Repairing
Of every description done,
NOTICE is hereby given that the
Undermentioned parsons have made application under the provision* of the
"Liquor License Act, 19Q0," for hotel
licenses at the places set opposite their
respective names:
Owen boyer, Vancouver Hotel. Ymir.
Mitchtll Tail, Palace Hotel, Ymir.
J. W. Miutetsoii, Ymir Hotel, Ymir.
C. H. Archibald, Koss  House, Ymir.
E. M. Peters. Ml. Clurles Hotel, Ymir.
Kin lay MeLeod. MeLeod Hotel, Ymir.
John lireau, Cosriopolitun Hotel,
G. S. Coleman, Waldorf Hotel. Ymir.
Samuel Miller, Miller Hotel, Ymir.
A meeting of the Hoard of License
Commissioners of the Ymir License
District will be held to consider such
applications at the Court House itt the
City of Nelson on Wednesday, the
fifteenth day, of June, 1901. at the hour
ol 10 o'olock in the forenoon.
0. W.   YOUNG,
Acting Chief License Inspector,
Chief Constable's Ofllne,
Nelson, B.C., May 2(1, 100-1,
Spokane Falls &
Northern Jly.
rPh e only , all rail route bet ween
Points east, West and south to Koss-
land, Nelson, Grand Forks and Republic. Buffet cars run between Spokane and Northport.
Effective June lf.ii. I9u:t,
Leave Daily Train Arrive
8,16 a.m Spokane 6,15 p.m
In in a.in        Rossland 4.35 pin
9.82 a.m Ymir J 8« p'ni
7.20 it.in Nelson 7.2U p-in
lli8{a.ni    Grand Forks      4 oo p.m
fj.H0 a.in Republic (i. 15 p.m
In connection with
UllDAT       llOKTHEKN       Hy.
Tickets to all Points.
St. Paul. Duluth, Minneapolis, Chicago
aud ad points East,
I-'or rates, folders and full information
regarding trips, call on or si'dross an
agent of the S. K. & N. Railway or
G. K. & P. A., 0. P *T, A.
Spokane,        710 W. Riverside Av.
We have  none.    Therefore  use  plenty   of Tooth
Paste, Tooth Powders, or Tooth Washes, Which are
) fill antiseptics.    They not only prevent rot, but keep
mouth  sweat and  healthy, and so allowing the
saliva to run into the mouth, aid digestion.
Tooth   Brushes of  all grades  from  15c,   to   $1,00
Can be found at
Druggists and Chemists, Ymir
N, B,-—Buy your .Stationery at Atkinson,
Newly furnished throughout.    Sample rooms in connection,   .^
Hates 11.80 to $2.50 per day.
KINLAY   McLEOD, Proprietor
Plastered House, eight rooms and cellar, $13 per month,
Furnished House, seven rooms, $20 per month.
Furnished Cabin, two rooms, $7 per month.
Catiin, partly furnished, $6 per month.
Fresh   Goods  for  the  Spring Trade
Ask for Swift's Bacon and Hams (they are tho best)
Dundee Marmalade, Blue Point Oysters. Crosse &
Blackwell's Pickles, Jams, and Chow Chow; well
selected Teas, Coffees and Cocoa, Government
Creamery and Hazelwood Butter.
Pulling Taokle, Stationery, Fire WorkH, Sporting Goods, Magazines, Con-
1'eetionery, Pipes and Smokers' supplies. Ail foods sold at very reasonable
S. H. SEaNEY       »     '. #       -       YMIR, B.C
We    carry    the    leading   brands     imported
and  Cigars,  Stout,   Ale,    Brandy   and   Wine.
Please forward Thk Ymih Hkk.u.ii for
T   and acknowledge receipt pi enclosed 5	
Tub Hkiiai.ii is published  every Saturday morning and    ♦
contains all  the  news of the .vuiip. . *
Baths--Pisn Ykaii, *2; I1ai.kYk.mi, 41.
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