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VOL.   1
COLUMBIA. B. a, MARCH 11, 1899
NO.   9
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Railway Facilities art Essential to Progressirt
Years ago, in the days of Manitoba's
early prosperity, there grew up in the
southern part of that province tne busy,
enterprising town of Pilot Mound'. It
was not by any means a "boom" city:
it bad grown steadily on the solid
basis of the rich agricultural land which
lay about it. Sterling business men
were prominent in its affairs; stubborn
Scotchmen, some of them, vhom no one
would accuse of weakness of purpose,
and who certainly would not be ready to
sacrifice their plans of years by reason of
any sudden whim of fortune Over
eight hundred people had made their
homes in that substantial town. They
felt that the place was to be permanently
prosperous and they had taken some
pains to make it beautiful. The streets
were good, and were adorned with shade
trees. Three churches—Presbyterian,
Kpiscopal and Me hodist—drew good
congregations, for the Manitobaus h»ve
always been a church-going people. Two
large general stores an I a number of others were doing a good business;
MJm. ^&3^«jaiNM!»t
Twmont;'containing 60 rooms—catered to,
the comfort of travellers. Two blacksmith shops, a carriage factory and two
large livery stables were in active oper
tttion. A grist mill with a capacity of
one hundred barrels a dav, a sMogle and
lath factory and a sawmill with a daily
<mt put of eight thousand fc t kept things
The town was incorporatud, was well
served by capable municipal officers, and
was without debt. Xlie county buildings were located there, as was also the
registry office for the whole district.
Kvery prospect was pleasing to the
townspeople, and only the advent of the
railway, with cmseq ient> asier access to
t,he outside world, was necessary to com
plete their prosperity and establish it on
a permaneut basis
The railway was the unknown quantity
in th»r calculations. At first there was
nc doubt but the road would pass through
this busy centre. Pass by Pilot Mound ?
prep >sterous! Tde thing would 1# an
outrage. The road must build right into the town. 01 i John Ncrquay's influence was with them—the whole power
of the provincial government could be
relied on to coerce the company, if necessary, But it was, they were sure, quite
unnecessary. The road would consult
its own interests and both iU>- company
and the town would bem-fit.
Then came a period of doubt. Negotiation, political influence, coaxing, threatening all were brought to bear.   But in
vain.   Doubt was followed by certainty.
The railway ran its line and built its
station just one mile and a half south of
Pilot Mound !
In mass meeting assembled, the citi-
was proclaimed their loyalty to their old
home, and their determination to stand
by it to the end. They would build their
city wh'ire they pleased. Pilot Mound
would defy the railway, and wculd grow
and prosper without it. Their spirit was
excellent, they were pledged, every man,
to each other and to the old town.
The first train ran into the new station,
out on the open prairie, just a mile and a
half away Still the plucKy people kept
to their resolution. It took all of ten
days for the first man to waver. Within
fifteen days bis building had started up
th't road for the new site. Another
followed—and another. Soon the whole
road was a procession of houses. The
go d town of Pilot Mound had started
bodily for the point where its people
could enjoy the benefits of railway
facilities right at their doors. In sis
weeks not a building ot any value was
standing on its old ground. Pilot Mound
as it was had ceased to exist and a new
Pilot Mound had arisen in its stead.
The sequel is brief in the telling. Dis'
incorpordtion followed as a matter of
course. Nowadays, the plough turns up
the once busy streets of the luckless city.
Lots that were easily worth $1,000 in the
days of its prosperity brought their
happy owners as much as  eighty cents
Regrets in such a case are useless; so
are curses.   We  have to deal with facts,
and the conditions of modern industrial
enterprise are stern.
Also a Brass Bud aid Other Prills—Big
Mining Deal.
Church Concert.
The ladies auxiliary of the Presbyterian church will give a concert in Knight's
hull) Ommi iftwati. 11* sl-attfegritfay even -
ing, March 51. A long and entertaining
program is assured.
'special    arrangement,  we
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ft    Thk Columbia Review has the ft
2 best subscription list of all papers ft
3 published in the interior of British S
ft Columbia. ft
« This is not a foolish boast; it is jj
ft an unquestionable fact.
ft      By     uneeial      arrant!
ft reach ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
§     All the best mining brokers,
A     All the wide awake capitalists,
ft     All the foremost men of brains,
ft means and enterprise   in Eastern
ft, Canada, who are    hit rested,   or
likely   to  become    interested   iu
Boliii lary mines, Boundary stocks,
Boundary    commerce,    Boundary
transportation, Boundary develop- ft
llient 111 every tine. g
One thousand copies go every ft
8 week direct to the, head centres of §
ft Eastern enterprise.
ft     You  can help us, and  we cat,
S help yon.
3.     We want reliable nkws.   It you
have it, send it along.
Pacts about the mines and other
resources of Southern British
Columbia are what we want.
What does this mean to you ?
Don't subscribe for the Review
unless you want to read it. Doa't
advertise in it unless you have
something we can help you to sell.
£ But if your property is not placed
ft as it should be before the investing
* public, it is your own fault. Give
3 us honest, up-to-date (acts, and
ft we   will  see that they reach the
* right people.
3 Remember, The Columbia
ft Review goes direct to One Thous-
ft and of the foremost investors and
a brokers of Toronto, Montreal and
A all the business centres of the #.
ft East. ,g
J. B. Donald of the Columbia Telegraph and Telephone Company informs
us that hie company, will toon have
their lines running through here and
thug enable ue to communicate with the
outside world at a reasonable pric. At
present the delay is such and the prices
so high that one hesitates whether to
telephone to an outside town or biro a
rig and go there.
A  Large- and Enthusiastic Meeting Endorses
the   Project.
A well attended meeting held in
Spence & Gault's office in Columbia
last night thrashed out the proposition to
establish a public brass band. Mr. A.
W. Koss was voted to the chair and explained the object of the meeting. - A
general discussion followed during
which it was at once apparent that JV.ere
would be talent enough and to spare for
a thoroughly good organization. Eight
experienced bandsmen were present and
many otners are available. The other
important question—finance—was then
gone into, and prospects., seemed bright
lor raising the necessary funds. Two
comrniUecR ~er»»pp9i«teda« Tollows:—
Organization (to make enquiries as to
players and instruments): Messrs,
Donough. (convener), Armstrom and Mc-
Carter. Finance: Messrs. Spetice, (convener) Hay, McArthur, Beer, McDonald,
Mcintosh, Lauder, Cussou, Nisbet and
Koss. These committees will hold a
joint meeting at the same place next Tues
day night. Prom tlje spirit shown last
evening, there seems every likelihood
that the band will be a reality within a
short time.
A Big- Mining Deal.
The Copper Farm Group on Copper
mountain in the district of Similka-
i.een. consisting of the Helen H
Gardner, Copper Farm and Humboldt
mines has been bonded by a prominent
Greenwood barrisKr to parties from
Butte for $90,000. These valuable pro
pertios formerly belonged to Frank
Miller. Charles Saunders and Robert
Stevenson of Col'imhia.
A Society Affair.
About seven couples of Columbia's
young people betook themselves to the
residence of Mrs. C. Sawyer, on King
street to attend a parlor party given by
that lady. Dancing, card playing and
other games including the new parlor
game of Klondike, which was its inception in Columbia, was indulged in till
away in the night. An exquisite and
bountiful supper was served, to which
all did justice. The music was furnished
by the Wright-Sawyer orchestra and was
excellent, to say the least. Among those
present were:—Misses Hanscomb, Anderson, McCabe, Duford,(Rosie and Valeda),
Hay, Carter and Richards; Messrs. Hay,
Wright, Sawyer, Turner, Wastell and
March  3 — Copper King,  Biker creek,
Peter Johnson.
March 6—Juno,  Grand     Forks,   Job*
P. Driscoll.   Nonpareil, Browu'scamp,
M. A. Fisher,
March 9 -Morning Glory, Grand Porks,
A'cx.    Shannon.      Kioling,    Grand
Forks, H S. Cayley.
March 3—Columbia; Rumberger, Feld-
man et ai.
March 4—Vancouver; M. Or, penheituor,
March 6-Yellow Jacket arid Chamberlain; P. Hutchi sou and S. R. Reid.
March 7 -St. Patrick; Newbv, Nelson,
et al.
March 3— Vcorn, half int., J. A. Manly
to Jos L,. Mtnly.
March 4—He en B.,all int.,B. J. Steven*
to F. H. Oliver.    Orange Grove, 1-4
mt , Thos. Parkinson, to F. H. Oliver.
March6— Twin Lake, Y-llow Jack.-t ai.i
Chamberlain, 1-2 in each, S. R   tteirl
to  Prank   Hutchinson.      Ennismo.-e.
1 3 int, J. H. BogarttaB H Ouimette.
March 7—Dvkehead. i-aint., Jam.*) K.
Kelly to D. D. McLaren
C. R. Hosiner. General Superintendent of the (1. P. K. Telegraph Company
gives us the pleasing news that his C >..
will have th sir line in bore by the 15th
of May next. Business men here have
long complained of the wint ot
Telegraph communication aril will
doubtless bear this announcement,
witu great satisfaction.
D. R. Young publisher of ths Rowland
Mining Standard is touring the distriot
with his Utile Kodak in the interest ot,
bis paper. • ,    .     '
- P. J. O'rteliry.tfn wltote trains of" tire
Cascide Record Was doing business in
Columbia this week. Pat says Columbia
is all right.
Joshua Anderson is building a store
with offices overhead, between the
Queen's annex and H. T. Bragdon's
By the kind permission of the Presbyterians there will be Church of England
services in their church on Sunday afternoon at 4 p. m.
Rev. J. M. Wallace returned last Monday from the meeting of the presbytery
at Revelstoke. He will conduct presby-
terian services as usual tomorrow.
Frank McDonald, a nephew of A.L.
McDonald the contractor, and Patrick
Griffon a brother in-law of the same
gentleman arrived from Rowland this
A. L. McDonald the contractu is the
busiest man in town these days. He has
uoleaH tnan 'our or live bunding! a'l
going up at tbu dame time. He expects
to have the big hotel completed in a few
Mr. C, S. Morris of the Columbia
Townsite Company again announces
that be is willing to receive samples of
ore for the collection that he intends to
have on exhibition in Columbia for
advertising purposes. Mine owners and
others should not lose this opportunity
of potting their properties before the
J. R. Wright the postoffice jeweler has
just received a large invoice of ladies
rings set with opals, pearls and rubies,
also some very nice ladies lorgnettes
guards, and watches, which are daisies
and worth inspection. A splendid line
of alarm and musical clocks are also
among the consignment.
The Laurier Hal) syndicate held a
meetiug in Hay & McCallum's office for
the purpose of devising ways and means
for putting the big hall in shape for
homing dances and other forms of amusement On account of the absence of
several shareholders the meeting was
adjourned until March 20.
/- i Promising Property Being Steadily Aid
Quietly Developed.
concerned have  the  greatest possible .   |       ■_■        r\ I TV T ^T lift /"^ T\ rj
confidence in the claims, particularly in   ej •    lie      \J 111 *^l" WJ IV L«
the Bonanza the Buonaparte and the
Cleopatra. These three indeed are ot
proved value. But it seems probable
thatall eight will justify in the fullest
measure the money which has boon and
is still being expended on tbe property.
Perhaps there is no property in this
neighborhood in which an large a number of the citizens of Columbia are personally   interested   as   in the group of
claims  now  being  developed  by   the
English and French Mining Company,
with headquarters at this place.   Work
has been done upon them  mors or  less
energetically  for two years past   and
ovary inch of developement work has
confirmed the  opinion  of   the owners
that they have a very valuable property.
II..P. Toronto gives the following state-
,  ment ot the present condition  of  the
< claim.     Mr,   Toronto  was  one of tbe
original  bcators,   is   a director  of the
company, lives at the mine and has bad
charge of all fie work d mo.
The claim* ari» eight in number lying
in a group on the Worth F. rk about ten
miles above Columbia. They are the
Bonanza, Napoleon Buonaparte, Cleopatra, Murk Antony, Grand floras Belle,
Mavttower, Bo't. and Ida.
Ot these the Bonanza has so far received the most attention, and the
results obtained upon it are most encouraging. A tunnel has been run in
for 00 feet and pusses for its whole
length through highly mineralized
matter. A shift four an I a hilf by flvo
and a half has been sunk on the lediie
at a distance ot 2J feat from tin mouth
of the tunnel, ani is now down 28 feet,
the bottom of it being all in ore.
From the foot of this Bhaft a cross
cut has been begun and has already
shown that the ledge at this point is ut
least 11 feet in width. It is quartz,
carrying copper and galena, and tbe
showings are excellent. The last assays
showed 916 in gold, 23 bz. of silver and
1% per cent of copper. To all appearance the ore is improving with depth,
the later sample* brought down being
very tine.
On the same ledge as tbe Bonanza lie
Josin, Grand Porks Belle and Cleopatra.
On the Josh and Belle, little work has
been done, but tbe leuge hus beenjstrip-
ped on both claims and proved to run
the full width of the Josie. The surface showings are very good. Tbe
Gleopotra, however, has been proved by
mean-; of an IS io it shaft, all in quartz
similar to that on the Bonanza. Right
on tbe surfaco of tnis claim msiys give
$S) in gold, 2l,£ per cent copper an 1 8 oz.
in silver,
Six ob seven hundred f lot further up
the hill runs a seuon i lod.ro passing
through the Mark Antony, the Mayflower and probably the Cleopatra and
it may be found to enter ihe Napoleon
Bunapart. This ledgn ha» been stripped on the Mark Antony, en 1 is apparent!) 20 feet in width near tbe surface.
A third ledge is encountered on the
sum in it, and has been carefully traced
through the Napoleon Bonaparte, tbe
Bert and the Mayfl iwer. On the May.
fl .wor it has been stripped for the full
width of the claim and on the Napoleon
Buonaparte a shaft has been sunk for 20
feet, all iu the iedgo which is thown to
be at least seven feet in width with
excellent values.
Too company is manigod by cautious
and conservative men and its treasury
slock is being held back.
Development is proceeding as inexpensively as possible aid the best
pi.ssibie judgement is being exercised
as to tbe work to bi done.   All   parties J COLUMBIA,
Has just opened up a Tailoring Establishment opposite
the Queen's Hotel
He will carry a first class stock of Tweeds and Worsteds.
Workmanship Guaranteed
flrftftftftftft 0****o*.« i 8ftftft
Opposite Queens Hotel
The Jumbo Tunnel is Expeeted to Reveal
Same Marvelously Rich Rock.
The development on the Reindeer is
rapidly pngressing, and the manage .
ment is pushing work. The tunnel isj
now in 115 feet, and the formation is
smooth and unbroken, being below any :
possible disturbance. Great things are j
expected from thj Reindeei in tbe fut. i
The Jumbo tunnel is now  in   50 feet; ]
and the face fairly sparkles with quartz
seams, and it is thought the big  leiigej
is not far distant.    Ihe cutting  of the
big ledge is awai ed with considerable
On the Golden Lion three tunnels are I
being run simultaneously, and tbe |
Mountain Lion ledge is being anxiously locked for after each shot is fired in
No 1 tunnel. The group of claims
owned by this company lie directly be-
tween the Tom Thumb and the Mountain Lion, and they claim a large share
ot this famous ledge. Its value can
only be determined by development.
Tus group of claims consisting ot the
Gopher fraction and claim I No, 1, 2. 3
and i, lying between the Mountain
Lion and Agnes and Mud lake, have
been purchased from H. L, Percy by a
Spokans syndicate, which have already
commenced work. There are are 80
acres in the group ani sevir il strong
ledges can be triced into tbe claims.
Mr. Percy retains a large interest in tbe
The sbaft on the Snow Drop has
reached a depth of 27 feet. In the bottom of the shaft there are three and a
half feet ot ore. The average assays
across the ledge, taken Monday, gives
113.20 per ton, !
Work was started today on the Iron
Mask. They are going to crosscut the
surface to determine the bost point
from which to sink a shaft.
A contract has been let to sink an additional 2*> feet of shaft on the Durango
claim in north Repub'ic.
Shusters and Benson have begun
sinking a shaft on tbe Blue Belle, adjoining the Micawber. A drift has been
started on four feet of ledge matter on
the Iron Monitor. The ore looks very
promising. The drift is about 150 feet
from tbe mouth ot tbe tunnel.
At a depth of 50 feet, they are drifting
on the Lily, following the ledge, which
looks very good.
Contractor &
*    Builder
Plans and Specifications Fun ished and
Estimates Given on all Classes of Work
A. L. McDonald,
We Carry a Large Stock o*
j*      of Stoves and Tinware.
Columbia Ave,
Dealers in all kinds of Fresh
and Salt Meats,
Geo. E. Massie
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Superior Workmanship, Perfect Fit
Cleaning and Repairing
Grand Forks
The Grand Central
Harry F. Gault
John D.SpenceI
B.   C.
Mcdonald & flood   Propr'©. j-r
AaundtJ In fUny    Rct|wct5    Afhctlnt   «"
A.D.       , under midnight ot the thirty.
first day of      , A.D.
Issued at
(Signature of officer ieeuing same.)
Iu compliance with suggestions made
by the Committee on Mines and Mining the following amendments to the
Miuerai Act have been enacted into law:
2. Sections I- and 5 of chapter 135 of
the Revised Statutesof British Columbia
are herby rr.uiltl, n I tin following
substituted tberetor.
A free miner's certificate shall run
from tbe date thereof and shall eipire
at midnight on the 31st day of May
r.ext after its date, or some subsequent
31st day of May. Only one person or joint
stock company shall be named in such
certificate. The, fee payable therefor
shall be as provided in the ached ule ot
fees to this Act. Free miner's certificates may be issued by any Gold Commissioner or Mining Recorder.
A free miner's certificate shall be in
tbe following form :—
Fbbk Miner's Certificate
(Not transferable.)
This is to certify that of j
is entitled to ill the rights and privileges of a froo miner from midnight on
the day of        A.D
until midnight on the I hirty-tira t day of
May, one thousand eight hundred and
(A.D.      )
Issued at	
(Signature of officer issuing same.)
1 A person may at any time prior
thereto, and not later than the first day
of May, or it the first day of May is a
holiday, then on tbe next day which is
not ■ holiday, obtain from the prop.-r
• fficer, on payment of a proper fee, a
frw miner's license, running from midnight on the thirty-first day of May in
any year to midnight ot tbe thirty-first
•Jay ot May next thereafter, or any sub-
sequent thirty-first day of May.
5. In case any person should allow
ids tree miner's certificate to expire he
may obtain from tbe proper officer, up-
ou payment of a foe of twenty-five dol
lars, a special free miner's certificate.
Such special certificate shall have the
effect ot reviving the litis of the person
to whom it is issued to all mineral
claims which such person owned, either
wholly or in part, at the time of the
lapse of his former certificate, except
such as under the provisions of this
Act had become the property of some
other person at tbe time ot tbe issue of
such special sertittcsUs, and shall also
operate as a free miner's certificate until
midnight of the thirty-first day of May
next after its issue. Such certificate
•hall be in the following form :
Special Free  Minkb's Certificate.
(Not transferable.)
I No,
This is to certify that .        .of
has paid  me the sum of twenty-five
uollars and to entitled to all the rights
and privileges of a free miner from midnight ot the   - day of
An ■ Vary Prsalatat Pastured the Boaster*
Alex. Dick, M. E. returned a short
time sines from a visit to tbe Boundary
district says the Rowland Miner. Mr.
Dick is very favorably impressed with
the possibilities of that country, and
this because oftha great sise ot tbe
ore bodies and the fact that the ore it
generally ot a good grade. The Mother
Lode in Copper camp ha considsrs a
great property. This is under tha con-
trol of a New York company, which is
developing it an an extensive scale. The
double compartment ah aft on tha pro
party is now down a distance of 200 feet
and the Immense ore body has been
crosscut by a tunnel. Tha vein is 200
feet wide and 00 feet ot it gives $15
per ton. The intention of the company
is to build a smelter at Anaconda,
where it owns the. townsite. It is
thought in time that most of the oros in
tbe Boundary Creek country can be reduced at a cost of about $3 per ton, for
the reason that they are self fluxing.
The company is so well satisfied with
the Motbsr Lode that it ia purchasing
several extensions in its vicinity
Besides tbe large deposits in the
Mother Lods and adjoining properties
there are many others in tbe Boundary
country, including those in the Knob
Hill, Ironsides, Stemwinder and B. C,
each of which have immense ors bodies.
The ore bodies are from 60 to 250 feet
wide. Another important feature is
'bat the ore bodies increase in richness
with depth. This condition does not
always obtain but it is the case in many
of the properties there. The increase
is not sudden or very great, but it is
sufficient to be noticeable.
! Hotel
Stages leave Bossburg and Marcus j
daiiy on arrival of trains, for Cclumbia, j
connecting with the Williams Line tor j
Republic and the Snodgrass line for I
Greenwood and Penticton,
COLUMBIA,  •  -B. C.
The B. A. C. Company who have an
option on the Copper Queen, Last
Chance and Decimal fraction mineral
claims, have taken it up. These claims
were amongst tbe first located when the
reservation was first thrown open and
adjoin the La Fleur.Comstock, located
two miles from Nelson. The figure
supposed to have been given is in the
neighborhood of $30,000. The owners
are Dick Finn, Mike O'Neill, Barney
Gallagher and Hugh McCool.
Fourteen men are now working on the
Lone Star and Washington.
A tunnel is being run on the Shawnee
Company's property,
The tunnel on the Gentle Annie, owned by the Antler Company is in 150 feet.
The ledge was struck on the Grey-
Horse at 110 feet. The ore is of high
grade. They are now drifting on the
ledge which is widening ont atevery
A tunnel is being run on the Surprise
to tap the shaft at 150 feet.
Lee Mercer took a load of supplies to
his claim at the northern end] of Hardy
mountain, on which he will stirt developing.
Bert King has started several men to
work on his property which adjoins the
Supt. Williams of the Knob Hill made
a trip to the Paris and Lincoln*, mine
this week. Y
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Gents Furnishings
Hals, Caps, Boots,
Heady Made Clothing,
Blankets, Etc.
I beg to announce to  the public
that I havs opened up a carefully
selected and  complete  stock in
all the above lines and tbat my
prices are right.
My stock ib new, and was bought
under my   personal   supervision
and will be found A 1 i.i every particular.
NOTICE is hereby given that after the
expiration of one month from this date
the undersigned and others will apply to
the Lieutenant-Governor-in-Council for
the incorporation into a city municipality under the name of The Corporation
of the City of Columbia of that certain
locality in the province of British Columbia being all the land included within
the limits of Lots 380, 520 and 533,Group
One, Osoyoos Division of Yale District, in
said province.
Dated this 9th day ofMar:b, 1899.
For the petitioners,
Headquarters for com
meroial   and   mining
men.   All stages run
ning into the Boundary
stop at this hotel.
fttfWft Asfrhy ■nt^sataatsaMtfltf
Heating and lighting
system perfect. Most
comfortable house in
the Boundary. Strictly
first-class. Cuisine unexcelled.
is supplied with the
choicest brands of wines
liquors and cigars
Public patronage  respectfully solicited
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Duford k Cusson, Props.
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The Review
Published Every Saturday
W. C. McDOUGALL.   -   -   -   Editor.
R. M. NISBET,   ,-'•"-   Manager.
Three months $   75
Six "      1 25
Twelve   "       2 00
Transient adver.ising 25 ceuts per line
first insertion., ten cents per line  each
subsequent insertion, nonpareil measure
Correspondence  from every   part of
Yale district, and communications on
live topics always acceptable.
affect the good feeling between the two j
countries, and we can still go en striving j
side by side for the development of our j
common continent. Nothing has been
lost but time, and perhaps in that time j
good seeds have been sown that will j
eventually produce good fruit.
We must work for ourselves, and we ;
can doit.   We have the country,  we am j
rapidly getting the men and  the money.
Great Britain is more than ever at ourj
back and all over the country it is felt
that a new era of prosperity is upon us.
After a very long and careful discussion between the ablest men of the United States and Canada assisted by Lord
Herschell and a representative of New
Foundland, this conference from which
so much was hoped, has fallen through
for the. time being. 1 be time for the
conference was well chosen. Never : .
the century now drawing so near a close
have the people ot Great Britiau and the
United States felt so strongly drawn towards each other in the grand object of
a world wide Anglo-Saxon unity. The
proceedings were marked by the very
sad and sudden death of Nelson Dingley,
Jr., probably the ablest of the American
represeotativ. s and also by a sad coincidence by the death of Lord Herschell.
one of the ablest jurists and most pop-
ula- men in English public life. The
failure of the commission on the
grounds that it did fail on, are not, however to be in any way deplored by Canada. In a nutshell, the United States
* wanted what no country could honorably
grant and what they could never get in
any court or law Thev oven refused to
appoii t a new commission, each country
being equally represented with a neutral
arbritrator  in   the  event of a deadlock.
The American papers themselves regret the failure. They acknowledge
that the situation in the late Venezuela
boundary question is much the same a*
ii: the Alaskan and yet though they are
on different sides in each case yet they
desire the judgment to be in their favor
in both cases. The trouble is the same
in both qu sti ins and is the natural result
of loosely drawn agreements in tile first
place. Distinct words and descriptions,
names, boundaries etc., require no
explanation but when provisions are
distinctly inserted in an agreement which
are contradictory,the well known rule* of
International Law have to be resorted to.
Tliese state distinctly that when toe
words of a treaty fail to yield a plain
reasonable and sensible construction,
the spirit of such treaty as shown by the
context of tho obscure passage or the
provisions taken as a whole and also by
taking a reasonable instead of a literal
sense of words when the two senses do
not agree.
Great Britian contends that this is what
must be done as otherwise the wording of
the treaty according to the sense the
United States applies to the clause in
question would result in an impossible
obsurdity. This temporary pigeon-hol-
i.ig of the question does not in any way
"The Winnipeg Board of  Trade   has
come out emphatically in   favor   of the
putting   through  of  the   Corbin-Kettle
river deal.   It seems a pity that the peo- j
pleof Winnipeg cannot mind   their own j
business.   Not content with  unloading j
Joseph Martin on us or with special ad-!
vantages  over   the.  Crow's   Nest   1'ass!
road, they want tmencourage the  strik-;
ing of another blow at   British Columbia ;
coast cities." |
What does the c. ast cities)  care   about j
the interior of  this proviuee.   Our wcl- j
ware is Ihe least of their thoughts.     If;
fiey would use some of their energy in j
bring!     :'.e' wbofo province to the front
instead of using it   to stamp d j thousands of misled people into a  living hell,
such asthe Klondike, it would  be  more I
to their  credit,  ami they   could   spend |
the remainder of their lives in peace  in-J
stetid <<f being haunted  by  the ghosts of I
the poor f'el ovs who were lured   to their
deaths by fairy tales. \
:******<«* ***** ***»*.»
One of the  Most  Desirable   Properties
in the Kettle River Volley.
ft**ft«**»»* *******»»*
All of the unsold portion of Lot 382 as follows:
1. Twenty-seven lots in a beautiful levol plateau situate in'that portion of
Grano. Forks known as the
Van Ness Addition
2. Forty acres lying south and east of the main Kettle River.
3. One Hundred and Thirty-Five acres Iving west of the main Kettle River.
4. Ten acres lying along the Northern Boundary of said Lot 382, and
north of the Main Kettle River, on which there is an abundance of go id spring
This is a very desirable property lying hetwe.11 the business portion of Grain)
Forks and the thriving town of COLUMBIA which in tbe near future is destined
to become the LEADING CI I'Y in the inteiior.
Will sell altogether or ir seperate parcels.
For further information apply to
petje;r t. mccallum
Justice and Notary Public
The n -xc sitting of Tne Dominion
Parliament is set for the 16th of March.
Politicians and other members of P<r ia-
ment will wrangle, fight and talk while
we common pe •, le will stay right here
and do our best for our district and in
cidentally try and better our own positions.
It is bad enough to wail s-'veral moons
for a letter to c me from the east, hut
when vou have to wait 36 hours long' r
for it to come fr in Grand Fnrkf, h distance of one mile, it is about time to
make a roar. Such 11 condition of affairs in the postal service are inexcusable,
and ought to ba remedied at once.
She's ■ Crackerjack.
The Calumet & Hecla Company this
w.ek declared a dividend of $10 a share
accompanied by an extra dividend of S50
h share. This makes a total payment of
$4,000,000, or adding the dividends previously paid it makes $7,000,000 paid
during the company's current fiscal year
The rate is 280 per cent on the company's
capital stock of 82,500,000 taken at par
value, but it is only about 8 per cent on
the current selling price of the stock,
which is toddy $850 (ex-divideud) on the
par value of $25 a share. The pivmeut
of $4,000 000 at once is, wo believe, the
largest cash dividend ever paid by an
American mining company. It is one of
the largest, if not the largest, ever paid
by a mining company any where. Certainly it is the largest ever paid by such
a compiny out of current earnings.
Of course this dividend will be quoted
everywhere by the speculators who are
booming ''coppers" especially by those
who are promoting new companies.
Not every copper mine is a Calumet &
Hecla, however, as a good many Boston
buyers of new stocks will find out after a
time. -The Engineering and Mining
Priarie City
A site unexcelled for beau y, in the midst of a district ot immense mineral
and agricultural wealth.
Columbia's townsite is a wide open plain. The land about it is rich and
farming is exceedingly profitable The marvellous mineral wealth of the
Boundary Country ensures its speedy growth and permanent prosperity It
will be an important
And   is   a NATURAL POINT OF DISfRIBU HON for the whole die
trict.   An excellent smelter location is in tbe neighborhood.
For further information, price of lots. etc. address
C P. R.  Townsite Agent, COLUMBIA, B. C.
Or, L. A. HAMILTON, Land Commissioner, C. P. /?.,
Complete stock and satisfactory
The Steiwioder Examined   By Oar Own
The Finest Exhibit of Free Milling Ore at the
World's Fair Was Tab From
From Our Own Correspondent.
fn common with other parts of Canada
wc have had very severe weather which
has to a certain extent retarded development work. Two of the mines in this
district have however kept the work
going constantly as they were so far advanced viz., the Stcmwinder and the Oro
Fino. Your correspondent having obtained permission to examine the Stem
winder and its workings yestt-rday in
company with the superintendent Mr.
Jam.sC tnpb.dl,made a thorough examination of the property and was.surprised
to see tlje great amount of good work
which has beep accomplished in the past
four months. This p-operty 'has now
over a thousand feet of tunnels and
shafting and every foot of it is done well
and with the.idea of being able when the
in.i Iiinery for crushing is erected to deposit the ore in Ihe mill at a very low
figure. There are three veins on the pro-
projertv running almost directly east
arid west and the surface showings are
so strong that it would lie impossible to
lose them The main ledge runs directly
through almost the centre of the properly for 1500 feet and is op the average
about 8 feet wide. The north ledge, is
about 90 feet to the north ol the main
IcdiC and is about 6 feet wide on the surface. The south ledge is about the s-ime
distance from the main ledge to the
south and is about the same width as the
north ledge. The first work that was
done oil the property was done by the
former owners and consists of a shaft of
60 feet which is sunk on the north ledge
all in good ore, indeed it is common report that the finest simple ot free gold
ore   exhibited   at the
World's Pair at Chicago.
was taken from this shaft. When
the present owners started in to work the
property they ran tuumsis in on the north
and main veins which have proved that
they have the ledges to the east of the
shaft and then ih.i shaft was started on
the main ledge about a. year ago. It is a
very large shaft with two compart incuts
through which hundreds ol tons of ore
can be raised daily without any difficulty.
It is sunk 011 the vein and for the first 72
feetisall ill ore with neither wall exposed showing that the vein must lie over
eight feet wide all the way down. At
this depth drifts ttre run. The drift on
the main ledge is run for 190 feet to the
west and although it is a large drift it is
all in ore parts of which tfre very rich,
while at others it is not so well mineral
i«.l. Indeed 1 have never seen so
regular and large a showing in any of the
mines I have visited.   At the end of the I The Stcmwinder.
drift the full width of the vein is exposed | » the property of the Fairview Corporation
and it is between nine and ten feet be-1 Limited, which owns the majority of the
tween walis and the ore is of a good | good things in the camp. It will sur-
quality  from wall to wall.     Retracing j prize me if the stock of this corporation
The Most
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our steps we comeback to within fifteen lis not within a year or soon a par with j Journal in the
feet of the working shaft aud at this.i the big mines of Rossland. Only good
point a crosscut has been run to catch | work is necessary to ensure success and
the north ledge. This crosscut is 88 feet j tbe work on the Stemwinder is the best I
long. At that distance the north ledge
was encountered and a prettier showing
Boundary Country
have seen in the distcict.
The Smuggler Co., have been unfor-
could not be seen anywhere than at thisltunate iu the erection of their mill, left
point. The ledge is about seven feet
wide and heavy mineralized. Diifts
have been run east and west on this ledge
and it is full of mineral whichever way
you go. A raise was made here which is
114 feet on <he incline and it is all in ore
to the surface.   There are over
40,000 Tons of Ore In Sight,
in the first levels. Sinking has
been continued for another ioa feet
For the distance of 4o feet below the
first level the shaft was in ore but at this
point the vein straightened ano as it was
thou;;lit advisable to keep the working
shaft on the same incline, the ledge was
left and the ehaft continued to the second
level through the schist. After reaching
the si tond level the shaft was continued
for twelve feet further in orler to make a
sump or well for the water constantly
dripping from the veins. Thei, a cross-
eut tunnel was run south to eaten the
Viin and at 22 f.jet from the shaft it was
found about tinee weeks ago. It is between six and seven feet wide aud the
first assay taken* from it the day after it
was found gave over $50 00 to the ton
This however is not a fair sample of the
whole ledge. The ledge is richer on the
footwall than against the hanging wall
and the average for the first three feet
from the loot wall is about $20.00 to the
ton. The remaining three or four feet
give an average of about $4.00 to the
ton, although it would be quite easy for
anyone to pick samples from here which
would tro very high indeed. It was from
this side that the first assay was taken.
Numerous assays have been taken since
as the drift 011 he vein is being continued and the average continues between
S400 and $1600 to the ton. They are
now in about 40 feet on this drift and the
ore is just the same and the vein continues the same width. Retracing our
steps wc come to another drill working
in a crosscut to tap the north ledge as it
has been at the first level. This crosscut
is now in about 70 feet so it is expected
that the north ledge will be tapped with
a depth of 200 feet within a few days.
The lormation is exactly the same as
above and there is very little doubt but
the expectations of tbe company will be
•ealized. When drifts are run for a few
hundred feet on these veins, sufficient ore
will be in sight to keep a large mill going
for years. I understand that it is the intention o( the management to continue
the shaft for another hundred feet. This
is the only property in the camp which
has up to date machinery. The machinery consists of a four drill air compressor
with Kand drills, large sinking pump,
hoisting engine, boiler etc.. and every
d tail is thorough as is proved by the
fact that notwithstanding the severe
weather which we have had, work has
been carried 011 night and day without
them at the mercy of a hard winter.
The road from the mine to the mill is i
very steep and the water from the shaft j
and tunnel ran over the road which has
rendered it a sheet of ice so that it is
practically impossible to get the ore
down until the weather moderates. I
am informed by the manager that as
soon as he can get the ore down he will
startle the public. People who h,ve invested their money in these mines are
naturally anxious, but they must take into consideration the many difficulties in
connection with such work and also
that it takes time and a great deal of
money to properly develop a mine.
I hear that the Smuggler Co lias bonded a very fine property (the British Lion)
and are going to work it iu conjunction
with the Smuggler. The ore from this
property goes very high I am told.
The Domini, in Consolidated Mines Co.,
are developing the Black Ha^k from
which very good ore has been taken.
Fleming Robinson, manager of the Oro
Fino company, was in town a tew days
ago and tells 111- theyare finding a larger
body of good ore than ever before.    The
ledge has  widened  out to over six feet
and every day adds to the already large
ore dumps oii'ly waiinsr fcr the erection
of the mill to lie turned into bullion.    It
is expected that the mill will be running
in the course of three months. The Wm.
Hamilton Co., of Peterboro have tbe contract.
In conversation with Mr. Stephen
Mangott one of the owners of the Morning Star mine which is on the same
veins as the Stemwinder, I was informed
that they had discontinued work as they
were now dosn 133 feet and could not
work to advantage until a steam hoist
was instated. This it is expeeted will
be done soon. On this property there is
a surface cutting aliout 45 feet by 60 feet
from which $3,400 was taksn in a few
Since writing the above article I met
the superintendent ot the Stemwinder
mine who had a bag full of samples
which re had taken from the north vein
which had just been reached. Theyare only in a few feet but the ore looks as
if it would goat least$50.00to the IrJn.
It is impossible to tell the width of the
ledge. I will send you later particulars
for your next issue.
Waterloo in Camp McKinney continues to make a wonderfully rich allowing.
The drift from the shaft is now in 64
feet, in an ore body averaging fully five
feet wide. I believe a conservative estimate of the value of the ore body in the
Waterloo would be between $25 and $30
per ton. Free gold is fouud in the
quartz right along. Some samples have
been taken from the workings lately
which were richer than any yet encountered. A 20-horse-power boiler and
a 15-korse-power hoist are on the way
to the property, aud they will greatly
facilitate development.
■ 1
A  v
Wc have Correspondents in
Every Camp in the Country r
Tke Gold Standard is   Being
A 4o~Horse Power Boiler and
Hoist Will Shortly be
suitability   for working by   milling   :mc|
concentrating process.
This lead crosses the while four claims  *• s,ys Chlel engineer Tye ut the Canadian
n....,*.- n ■	
and has been opened on the Last Chance
by a number of open cro?scut»,thns piov
ing its   continuity.
The Lemon Gold Mining Co ol* British
The group of four claims consisting
of    the     "Lemon,"     "Pennsylvania,"
"Last Chance" and "Gold Standard" is
situated   in   Omaha camp,   which   lies
about two and a half miles east of Camp
McKinney, near the point where   the
government road crosses Rock Creek.
These are all full sized claims, having
a combined urea of over 200 acres.   The
Lemon is crown granted,  and sufficient
work has already been done 011  the remaining   three  claims  of  the group t
entitle   the owners   to  a   crown   grant
which it is their intention to apply for at
an early date.
An abundance of timber  of excellent
quality   grows  upon    and surrounding
these claims, furnishing all requirements
in this respect likely to occur in connection   with  the  thorough    development
and working of the property.     Water in
abundance is supplied   by   Rock   Creek
which crosses the property .and has a fall
of seventy-five   feet, thus furnishing the
water supply under pressure  sufficient
for all domestic, pr tective, and  mining
The principal work has been done on
the  Gold   Standard   and consists of an
incline shaft four and a hilf by six and
and a half feet in the clear inside of timbers. This shaft is thoroughly timbered
and lagged throughout, and is now down
ninety feet following the luad on the dip,
hoiiig an incline of cixtv degrees. At
the forty foot station adrift of thirty
feet was run on the had, all iu mineral,
not a pound ol wa«te being taken out.
This drift proved the lead to be a strong
one, well defined, and having true walls,
the hanging wall lieiiu diabase, and the
loot wall being a conglomerate, consisting of erar.hite, quiirtzite, hornblend
and ircn.
The lead is six fe t in width and
carries its full size down to the ninety
foot level, where it is still as strong as
ever, and giving every evidence of permanency.
The lead has also increased in width,
and values, us depth has been attained,
the p'incipal values being found in (he
hanging wall.
Values throughout have been most
satisfactorily, average as'ays taken from
the whole lead running from $24.00 to
$41.00  per ton,   principally gold.    The
lead is a quartz,  carrying   iron   pyrites j Her Majesty's  mail   run   off the   road j
and a little galena, which always yields I evei.y tmle it meets all or(]inarv |ight
good  results  with  a pan.   proving its|veajcie?
Pacific Railway.
Chief Bngiueer Tye, has just brought
in  the good   news that the ('. P. R. will
xu^ iaujuii uvm ..,nunc vvii ui   i »i man .... . rt   •        ■ •       ,
positively be running into Columbia  by
Columbia,  has  a registered   capital of, -.-•", .-,   ,. ,
the first of June.    Up to three weeks ago,
$1,000,000 in one dollar shares.   Up to  ,     ,    ,  , , ,,
7      he had hopes that it would even reach
the present this company has not offered   ;■ ., ,      , ,    .
, Midway l>v that time, but he is positive
its stock for sale, and although there is a , ^ ^ ^ ^ ^^ w|„ ^ [he
demand for it none can be obtained, the , „• e con,-pleted to Colura,)itt.
company  deeming it »iser to   develop  _	
the  property  from   their   own   private   _   _
resources,   especially   as they   have the   |^^ \^ 'Vv 4
utmost confidence in  the future of Ihe!
*+*• Goods
It has been decided to erect a hoi^t at I
once,  and the plant consisting of a 40
horse  power boiler and hoist is now at
Penticton.and will be immediately taken
to   the   mine and put in position.     It is
calculated that this boiler  will furnish
sufficient power to operate a ten stamp I
mill, which .vill be added to the present
plant at an early dbte.     The Ricvikw is |
indebted  to   Mr.   A.   B.   Patterson the ^^^^^^^^^
efficient manager  for   this  account,   to —~   • —
whose care and management the  gieat V_| rO(2tC'^t* V
success of this property is entirel y due *-'
Rushing Work on The Pathfinder.
Frank Sears, secretary-treasure of the I |   .1 j fjk qcttto -f/■ -v
Palhfind r,  made   a   flying   trip to ihe p--* * C--1^^ VV CI 1 C|
mine last Saturday. Three s ifts aro |
working iu the shaft, and the work is
progressing well, Owing to sickness
some, of the men are laid 01T and work in
the crosscut tunnel is temporarily I
su.-pended. When miners can he secured
the work on the tunnel will he pushed
forward niglit and day until the ore chute
is encountered.
The Yankee Girl.
Two shifts are now being worked on
the Yankee Girl, which was sold 11 couple
of weeks ago A tunnel is being driven
to tap the shaft to run off the water. As
soon as the tunnel is completed a large
crew will bo put on and the work on the
mine will be vigorously pushed.%
He carry everything
to be found in an up
to date Grocery ztore
Mil n
urn imj1
J. It
All    work   uuarHUlai-d first   clas
every resuect.
fu I lin" o" stationery kept in stock.
Toronto Again.
Fox & Ross, the well ktiowf. Toronto
Brokers have acquired the Sailor claim j
in Camp McKinney. A big ledge has
been stripped for over 800 feet aud two
shafts are down 20 feet In high grade ore.
The claim also has extensive surface
rights that will he valuable lor towns te
purposes, aside from the claim itself
becoming a valuable mine.
IS   FULL , , ,
of newspapers.  The Review U full!
of up to date news abouf   the mines
the smelter, the prospector, and  the
resources of Yale.
Before His Nobs
Messrs. Jcliti    Manly,  Richard   Armstrong and others were taking a drive
last Sunday and in a gentle dispute as to
right of way L'ot slightly mixed up with i REVIEW
the Snodgracs stage coach with disnstr ius 1
results to the lighter vehicle.   The same
rival parties ran against each other again
on Tuesday last before Police Magistrate |
Johnson  when the stage company  were |
in the opinion of the august personage 1
adjudged guilty to the tune of a fine of!
$15 00 and costs, which were at once paid j
by   Mr.   Snodgrass,  Jr.    Query—Must
to your friends in the east.   It w ill
save the trouble of writing letters.
The poor as well  as  the rich can |
enjoy it.   Only
We Do
The Best
Send us :tn order lor any kind
ol Art 0rC01nu1erci.il printing
and   we   turn   it  u.it   in short
We   have    the    on y   Lltho-
Graying   outfit   east  of   the
In the
Don't send out of town for
work just because it costs a
few cents less, but be up to
da|e and don't be cheap.
#*'*«** Jl> * SWMtttSMtitHtbfe
Has \k ^
A valuable Medium to Mining
Men, as it read by a large
number of prospective buyers
throughout the East.
$2 Per Year
Advertising Rates on
Application at this Office /
Mountain House McKinney :—
Hugh Cameron went through on Sunday last to Greenwood on business con'-
nectad with the- sale of the Pontenoy.
The latter is bonded to a Spokane company till tbe first of May.
There is a considerable amount of
development work being done in this
neighborhood-. The Admiral Dewey
Co., are down 40 feet on tbe Admiral
Dewey claim and are getting good values
from the rock. This is a copper-gold
proposition of great promise, laying close
to the Le Rot and War Eagle.
Mr. E- Hat ton who has been supplying tbe di-trict with beef,has sold, out his
business to Messrs. PI od & Stokie of
Gre ■nwood who will supply Camp McKinney a.id neighborhood. The business will ba carried on on Mr. HaUon's
ranch. ' . ;
Two hoisting outfits are oow at Pen-
tictou for Camp McKinney. One is for
t'ie Water 00 and the other for the
Pre gold ha* been struck on the
Granite ou which 12 mm are now working.
Work has now commenced on the
O'Sbea claim,
A lead of great value has been struck
on the Gladstone a claim adjoining the
Cariboo. '.;
Sloeaa and RteoaaOc Stacks an alee Receiving
Toronto is showing a marked prefer
euce for Camp McKinney stocks, and
there has been a num bar of floatations
ot p-oinisiiut Ca.rp \lcKinney proper-
lies of laf. 'there has been a steady
movement of Waterloo shares to Toronto, and .ift-ra lull in the trade in that
stock trie first of the week Ibe demand
started up as brisk as ever towards the
close of the week's business. Little
Cariboo is also going in Toronto at a
great rate. It is selling at about four
cents. Waterloo ia strong at UlA
Wiarton is unothel eastern Canadian
favorite and has been going at 20 cents
with but little to be bad.
There was not tbe lively market tor
Slocan stocks that was seen the week
t ef ore. One reason was that Ihe market
for Nob e Five, Dardanelles and Ram
blor Cariboo was about cleaned up.
A uotable feature of the market of
late ia the rapidly growing interest* in
Republic and other nearby ca ops that
is being taken in eastern cities on our
own side-if the line. S irae advertising
is benu d me in Chicago, New York
and Bostou papers, and an immense
quantity of maps and mining literature
goes ont of Spokane to eastern towns and
villages every day. All this is having a
marked effect and the indication is that
much eastern capital will be interested
Work has been commenced on the
MollieandTreadwell in 8ummit camp.
These claims adjoin the Homestake and
have a Bno body of pyrrhotite ore carry-
ing chslcopyritos and giving assays in
gold and copper ot from $3 to $15 within
a tew feet of the surface. They are
owned by James Cunningham and W.
H. Harris of Greenwood.
The rich showing lately reported in the
Little Cariboo in Camp McKinney continues. Tbe shaft b'<t *** de«P- *" "
ore which assaysabout $2$ to $30 per
Urn. according to 1*W* «P°rt8- Tne
width of the ledge ia not known, as no
cr ascot b*a been ran-
Reasons Why This Site was Chosen by Oiir Syndicate.
It is one of the most perfect natural  ipland towislteion  this continent, being  a  level  prairie
surrounded by beautiful mountains rich in gold and copper.
In its neighborhood there is a large extent of fertile agrrcultural land on which grain and fruits can be
- grown in abundance, superior'in this respect to any town in the Kootenays  or in  the  Southern   Yale
There are no low flats on our townsite annually subject to overflow.
Behind it are large mining camps traversed by enormous bodies of mineral, wondertul in their size and
containing high percentages of copper with appreciable gold values,
Experienced prospectors andfminers predict these various camps will inside of three years develop into
the most phenomenal in the world's history,
The camps directly tributary to this town are WHITE'S or CENTRAL, WELLINGTON, SUMMIT
camps, enough according to present prospects to make twenty Rosslands. ,
Adjoining the town there Is a large supply of timber, such as pine, fir, tarn irack and cedar continuing
up the North Fork.
In the neighborhooa are superior clay beds suitable for brick and tile making, as well as good lime and 	
other stone quarries  useful for building  purposes. ...;        ■    •   ■•'■
It is destined t-: be the Wholesale centre of the Whole Boundary country.
.   For two years at least it will be the transfer point for those going to or leaving
ami other camps in the State of Washington.
It will be the great residential centre for Kootenay and Yale districts, as there is room for expansion
and with good schools and other adjuncts of civilization established the men who make their money in the
various surrounding mining camps will erect their homes here.
We already have embryo water works fed by a beautiful spring capable of amply supplying a city of
20,000 people, after which we have a large spring lake on an adjoining mountain, as a further unlimited
source of supply. -
In two months wc will have a complete system ot electric lighting established.
Our streets can be easily graded and all other city improvements can be made at little cost.
We will shortly be incorporated as a city when streets will be graded, sidewalks built and public buildings erected. - -
A smelter will lie built at a convenient point tributary to our city.
This week all stages going from or to Bossburg and Marcus will connect at Columbia  with
those   going    to or .irom Republic, Green wood and all westerly or so ith-westerly points so that all
passengers will stop over at least one night.
The Classes of Citizens we Want.
Men sober, steady and industrious, men with energy, quick to think and act
accordingly, some capital (either in pocket, brain or muscle), men with faith in
the future and prepared to work for it.   To such men we extend a welcome and
they will find employment in the various walk* of life
Those Immediately Wanted
Wholesale and retail grocers, dry goods and hardware men, wholesale liquor,
a druggist, a doctor,a dentist, and a furniture dealer.   The first who comes will
be tlie one we will patronize.
Correspondence solicited and all information readily given.
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.Yaw Goods Arriving Daily.     J am just Opening up a nice line of
Gents'  Furnishings
Call and inspect my Tweed Pants, Top Shirts and fine Underwear, and a large range of Ties in Knot, Derb", rAmr-in Htod and Bows.
A large stock ot Overalls to choose from.   See my special MINER'S OVERALL it is a Daisy.
Now on the road from Montreal is a large and well assorted stock of DRY GOODS, consisting of Simmer Silk, Cashmeres. Nateens
Serges, muslins, Prints Embro derics. Laces, Ribbons atd many other lines too numerous to mention,   And have just opened up a
large stock of Miner's, Logger's, Lumbermen's and Railroad men's RUBBER BOOTS in hip  and knee, Leather and Rubber Solas,   "
na led and unnailed, also in Boys and Youths, and for CHOICE GROCERIES AND SUPPLIES at right prices, come as usual to
J.J.Taylor the well known mining
expert passed through here on Wednesday.
R. E. Gosnell, ex-Provincial Librarian
and Statistician gave us a call this
P. C. McArthur, secretary of the
Columbia Townsite Company has returned to Columbia and is now one of
our permanent citizens.
E F. Plummer a U. S. custom officer
stopped over in Columbia on his way to
Nelson, Wash., where he will be
E. F. McLeod, barrister ofRossland
stopped over to see our city on his return
from Greenwood. He is much impressed
with the natural beauty aud resources of
Columbia and has great faith iu its near
future prosperity.
Geo. Wentwortb, better known as
"Oregon George,'and Jack McNeil alias
' 'Skinney," two well known horse men
from Calgary, N.W.T., were in the city
Saturday, on a tour of the Boundary
Jack Cockle returned Monday from a
flying trip to Manilla. Jack says he
didn't quite like the state of affairs there,
it being a common occurence to see a
shower of arrows. He assayed Aquinaldo
and reports him as a very poor proposition, carrying no values whatever in
administration ability.
Mr. Ross Thompson one of the members
of The Columbia Townsite Company, the
well known capitalist of Rossland, and
.J. B. Hastings, manager of the War
Eagle and other well known mines stopped over at Columbia on Thursday last
on their way through to Greenwood.
They both predict a big boom in this
district during the coming summer.
A very pleasant time was spent on
Tuesday evening last at the reside ace of
Mrs. Charles Hay by a number of friends
of Miss Ethel Hay and Miss Belle
Maclaren. Dancing and games served
to pass the time most enjoyably till about
two o'clock, when the merry party dispersed, after Mr. Mclntyre in a few words
had expressed tbe feeling of all present
that no mere delightful evening bad
been spent in Columbia this season.
Hay, HcCalfum & Wright
niNiNd AND
Financial and Insurance Agents
All Kinds of House Finish, Sash Factory, Store
Fronts and Saloon Fixtures a Specialty.
Furniture Made to Order
E. Spraggett  «■*■■,*    grand forks


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