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COLUMBIA- B. C,   APRIL   8,   1899
NO. 13
lliilway Facilities Are Essential lo Progressive
5—The story op regina.
Retina is a curiou« example of the
> trrious results that flow sometimes front
i rifling causes. Strangers who enter the
place wonder at the absurd location of
lie public buildings there, and only a
knowledge of the town's early history
Mirves to explain the reason for it.
If the sequel plans had been carried out,
Regina would have been built a mile and
il half to the west of its present site.     At
one time,  that prospect seemed so well
assured that a syndicate of some of the
most  prominent  men in Canada bought
up the section of land about the point
where the Canada Pacific Railway  was
surveyed to cross Pile O'Bones Creek.and
prepared to expend large sums of money
upon it in the hope that it would become
the largest and the  most important town
in all that district.     Whatever  political
influence was necessary,   seemed to lie at
their    disposal,   they   were  able   they
thought to count on the friendship of the
magnates of the railway;  and the official
position and high party connection of the
members  of the syndicate were used to
the   full  to secure public  assistance lor
this private enterprise.   As a result, the
Mounted Police Barracks were built on
the section to the north ol the syndicate's
ownsite, and   the police   headquarters
were located there.   The town was to be
the seat of government for the Territories,
and Government House, again through
the influence of the syndicate, was built
hard by the site they had chosen.    The
hopes of the promoters ran very high;
flattering offers in cash for their property
were promptly rejected and  they confidently counted on making large sums out
of so lucky an investment,
Clever as they were, the ambitious
plans of the syndicate came to utter ruin.
It is not likely that all the reasons for the
failure will ever come to public knowledge.
A personal quarrel between one of the
promoters and a high railway official was*
the immediate cause, it is sail'., of the
syndicate's downfall. Whatever the inside facts may have been, however, that
downfall was rapid and complete.
The railway in spite of political affiliations, political influence, personal appeals and on the consideration of cost to
itself, placed its station a mile and a half
to the east.     Nothing favored the new
location.   It was almost a swamp, with
no  good   water,   no   proper    drainage
facilities,   no natural   advantages  whatever.   The choice was   purely  arbitrary.
But to-day there stands on that swamp
the town of Regina. the capital of the
Territories.   Nothing the government or
the syndicate could do by their utmost
effort could draw business away from the
neighborhood of the station.   Merchants
on  the  old   townsite   recognized that a
difference of u mile in distance from railway   facilities  made   all   the difference
between success aud utter failure in their
business.   They were absolutely unable
lo compete with rivals near the station.
The Lieutenant-governor and the police
might travel back and forth between the
station and their headquarters   if they
pleased.   But business men were obliged
to pay due regard to business conditions.
That is why Government House and
Barracks and head offices of the mounted
Police stand far out in a field, a mile and
a half from Regina.   And that is why the
ftoo.ooo worth of town property was sold
for taxes. ■'      	
Canadian Pacific .Secures a Strong Card Against
Mr. Corbin.
The'World heard; oil what appears to
lie the best, authority yesterday, that tbe.
Grand   Trunk   Railway   company   and [
the Canadian  Pacific Railway compinyj
hod made a deal  recently whereby the
former will'vmaiti  neutral  in  the coining fight for tiie  Kettle  River railway
charter, on condition ih-t the  Canadian
Pacific company ciffers no   opposition   to
new legislation in regard to   the  Drum-
motid Counties railway, says the Toronto
World of last Thursday.   It will be remembered thnt last session the fight for
the charter for the Kettle   River road in'
British Columbia was one of the hottest
ever put up between the two great rail
way corf orations befort  parliament-   It
now looks as if the Kettle River railway
They're All Coining This (Way,
In an Interview with   Mr.   Neil   Mc
  - Callum who  has just  returned from
n    ,   ., f |     |    I j  .    ,i     it    i  iv. i    California, he said us that he was great
Foust Safely Landed in the Grand Forks ,       .  . ,     '     . .   .. ,    .
• Iv surprised at the knowledge displayed
Luck-Up. Extradition Proceedings Bedamn.   by the peopi* of that ojuntry,oi regard.
ing this district. When it was learned
where hn was from be was deluged with
Theo Foust the supposed accomplice question regarding the Boundary coun
of Brault, who held up the blaskemith ; T|lere wii| ue a bjg rllsn from ttrour,d
at Niagara a week or b.j ago and got Fl.eBn0 und yualia this spring be says
away with $140, was brought in from anJ tne nmj0iity of them will make for
Carson Thursday, where he was turned   , ,, ..      , .    ..
here, us tliey consider this the   coming
minintr country on the   American   con-
over by tbe American authorities.
Foust went from here to Republic, considering himself safe on the other side
of the international boundary line, but
he was mistaken. |
Foust    was    arrested     in    Republic
and  when   the  U.    S.  officers    start-.
ed   to bring  him to the line, some of:
his friends got together and threatened
to take their man away from the officers
but the. sheriff   thereupon  swore in a
number of deputies and arming them
,    , „  ,              .   ,           , put in place to-dav.
to the   teeth defied   the   wboe tough . _   ,.       r.,  „ ,     .•    ,
7 A meeting of theCoiumbia I/vwi  ren-
eiemeutof the  reservation camp.   He nis club will lie held on the grotrid . thi.i
brought his   prisoner   to   Nelson   and  ft™00"'    Tll0se intere9ted  Pleasu ttl'
notitied Officer Dmsmore who at once;    The Russell Comedy Co., will play here
nd re arrested   to-night.     They  have given   excellent
satisfaction wherever they have perform-
by    the  ed and a rare treat is in >tore for -the peo-
American officer?,   The little garni was | P1" of l,li.s <# tonight.   Baby Glidys in
Forget to
See the wonderful
Russell Comedy Company.
The furniture of the big hotel  is  being
proceeded to the   line
Foust   Hi    he   was  releised
neatly playnd and no doubt saved both
countries considerable money.
her newsboy, Chinese, negro and Irish
character work is undoubtedly the most
wonderful of child artists. Each role in
fact by every member of the company is
sustained with an ease and naturalness
that captivates the most skeptical. Gents
admission 50 cents, children 35 cents.
Rev. Mr. Trotter who lately resigned
the pastorate of Calvary Baptist Church,
Victoria, has arrived here and  will  hold
' ' service in the room over  Mr.  J.   Ander-
Rossland,   April 5.—The Victory-'i'ri- son's store tomorrow (Sunday) morning.
umph property on Sophie mountain was   Mr. Trotter is recognized as one of the
closed down some days ago, and no one j leading divines °r the Province, and his
arrival here,   where   we   understand he
j The Reason for the Recent Suspension of
Work is Apparent.
seemed to understand the cause.    Word
came today to Rosslanu   that explains
will establish his permanent   headquarters, is a matter of  muMh  importance to
the reason of the shut down.    The prop-1 the entire community.    The following
erly has been sold to an  English   com- extract from tlie Victoria Times, shows
pany known as the Trail Creek Mining .t,ie esteem in which he is held in  that
,. ,  , •.,(•/- city.   "Rev. Mr. Trotter is a man oftre
company, which lias a capital of £tso.-      ' , ,
niendous   energy;    thorough,    earnest,
000, and a fund  for  machinery and de- (,eyoted to the holy calling which he has
charter wanted by Mr. Corbin  would be \ veloPlnent work °{ /3<>,ooo.      Just as chosen as his life's work; it may  lie said
thrown down.     The great opponent last j quickly as  the  details  of   organization  ot   him   that  a   more disinterested and
year was the C. P. R. and the fight was  have been completed   it   is   understood ihiBh winded Minister of the gospel does
a close one to the  finish.     The  Kettle | that work will be actively resumed, and j ",° ■■exlst.'  .	
River road  is in   straight   competition j this is only a question of a  ft»  .lays or
with the C. P. R. in the  mining district! ', ,      ,. •    K 1       1.1.
.„..,„,     ,.     , .      ,  .      weeks at the outside,   It ts believed that
of Bncish Columbia, the intention  being |
that the road tap the American  lines to jlhe Victory-Triiiilipll will prove 0110 of]
the south of the border. i the most valuable properties in the camp,
„   „ .   ,,     , , j and that it will be a  large shipper in a
P. Burns & 0".. Iiav  opened up  a! ,
meat market in  Hi"  building formerly jsllorl t,u,e•
oci'iipi'd by Danny (lie h.iber. |    The Canada and Swan mineral   claims
W. I!.  Dinsiiior" lni.» just received a I owned by the Summit Ooln and Copper __	
la ge uiuisigniniiit of all me latest, de-' company of Columbia   are  situated a Rossland  Riding,  Wkst  Kootknay
signs in twnerls and worsteds.    Give ! 8Uort distance from the above  property, Electoral District.
him your order for that spring suit and .      .,                     . • TV OTICE is hereby given that a Court
u       -ii       ...               .!_                1          . on the same mountain. of Revision ol the Register of Voter*
he will make it up m   tne   vary   a est -    -?' *evl"loi1.?! ineKegisier 01   vou.rs
Provincial Voter's List
style. ^^^^^^
Harry F. Gault has taken offices in
Mr. Hodson's new building. Besides
continuing the business of conveyancing
he has been appointed local agent for
tire, life and accident insurance.
_  for Rossland  Riding of West  Kootenav
Billy Emanl and Alec McDonald will j Electoral District, will be held at my
have a grand opening of the bar in the office in the City of Rossland on Monday,
St. John's hotel to-night. A free lunch {£ g^jjj* May'l8"' at '° °'C,OCk '"
will  be  served  and  a   good   time  is! '   j. KIRKUP,Collector,
guaranteed to all their friends who care I    Dat#4 at R0Ssland the 20th of March,
to accept the invitation. 1899.
Falsehoods Spread Broad"
cast are Convincingly
In the matter of
the application of
Charles Hay and
others for the incorporation as a
city municipality
of Lots 380, 520
and 533, Group
One, Oauvoos Division of Yale District, British Columbia.
We, Joshua Anderson, of Columbia,
general merchant; Joseph Simard of the
same place, merchant; Angus L. McDonald, of the same place, contractor,
John Mcintosh, of the same place, Esquire; and Charles Cusson. of the same
place, hotel-keeper, do severally solemnly
We have been continuously   resi
Dominion ofCanada
of Vale. To Wit.:
under oath and by virtue of the "Canada
Evidence Act, 1893."
[Signed] Joshua Anderson, J. M.
Simard, A. L. McDonald, John Mcintosh, Charles Cusson.
Severally declared before me at the
town of Columbia in the district of Yale
by the said Joshua Anderson, Joseph
Simard, Angus L. McDonald, John
Mcintosh and Charles Cusson, this fifth
day of April, r899-
A notary public iu and for the province
of British Columbia.
Nobby Suit
In the very latest style go to.,
Columbia's Merchant Tailor.
Cleaning and Repairing of all Kinds Neatly Done.***.*.***•*
dent for more than two years upon or in
the immediate neighborhood of Lots 380,
520 and 533,above mentioned, being the
locality applying for incorporation under
the name of Columbia, and we are
thoroughly acquainted with that locality
and tvttH the circumstances below referred to.
2. The following statements have been
made in a resolution published in
several newspapers and purporting to
have been passed by the Grand Forks
city council, with reference to a notice of
application for such incorporation,
(a) " Six months prior to the said
notice there were not within the limit's of
said lots 380, 520 and 533 over 20 British
(b) "At the present time there are not
residing within t'.ie limits of said lots over
50 male British subjects."
(c) ' The total population does not
exceed 100."
(3) Each of the said statements (a), (b)
and (c) is absolutely false.
(4) Six months prior to the said notice
there were actually and bona fide resident
within the proposed limits of Columbia !
more than four times the number of
British subjects stated in the said resolution.
(5) The petition for incorporation carries the signatures of more than twice as
many male British subjects over the full
age of 21 years and resident on the 31st
day of March, 1899 within the required j
limits, as the said resolution states to be
the total number of male British subjects
of all ages within the said limits. Each
ot the said signatories declares his qualification as above in express terms over
his own signature, and having examined
the said list of names and being personally acquainted with nearly every person
so signing we severally solemnly declare
that to the best of our knowledge information and belief all the said signatories
are male British subjects over the age of
twenty-one years and resident 0:1 the said
31st day of March, 1899, within the proposed limits. There are in addition numbers of aliens so resident, whose names
are not included.
(6) No one of us is largely interested
in real estate within the said limits, and
we say that the statement that incorpor
atiou is being promoted solely as a real
estate speculation is false. Incorporation
of Columbia as a municipality distinct
from Grand Forks is, we believe, the
unanimous desire of the people resident
within the said limits.
And we  severally make this solemn
declaration,   conscientiously    believing
the same to be true, and knowing that it I
is of the same force and effect as if made
COLUMBIA,   -  - B. C.
B.   C
l R,
All    work   guaranteed first   class in
every respect.
fu'l line of stationery kept in stock.
We carry everything
to be found in an up
to date Grocery Store
One of the Most Desirable   Properties
in the Kettle River Valley.
All of the unsold portion of Lot 382 as follows:
1.   Twenty-seven lots in a beautiful level  p.ateau  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 lying west of the main Kettle River.
4. Ten acres lyintt alocg thfi Northmn Boundary of Raid Lot 382, and
north of the Main Kettle River, on which tiore is an abundance ot goid spring
This is a very desirable property lyinur hatw *en the bminnss portion of Grand
FurUs and the thriving town of COLUMBIA which in the near future is destined
to become the LEADING CITY in the.iriteiior.
Will sell altognther or ir. seperate parcels.
For further information apply to
Justice and Notary Public
Geo. E, Massie
jspv ssi e?">;.\ ^skws?
1 HEli!J» MliS I
Superior Workmanship, Perfect Fit
Cleaning and Repairing Grand Forks
Stages leave Bossburg and Marcus
daiiy on arrival of trains, for Columbia,
connecting with the Williams Line for
Republic and tbe Snodgrass line for
Greenwood and  Penticton.
NOTICE is hereby given that after the
expiration of one month from this date
the undersigned and others will apply to
the Lieutenatit-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,GroU|i
One, Osoyoos Division of Yale District, in
said province.
Dated this9th day of March, 1899.
For the petitioners,
The Columbia and Western Railwav
Company will apply to the Parliament
of Canada al its next session for an Act
giving to the Company authority to issue
first mortgage bonds to be a charge on
its railway, including its main line ami
branches, not exceeding thirty-fivi-
thousand dollars per mile thereof, and
for other purposes.
Montreal, March 7th, 1899.      Secretary.
FOR SALE.—A new set of single
Harness for sale cheap apply to J. Anderson.
The Big Tunnel on The City of Paris is
Now in 900 Feet,
The crosscut tunnel on the City of
Paris and Lincoln claimsjn Central camp
is now in 900 feet. At the 800 foot station a crosscut is being run on the City
of Paris lead, which is now in about 40
feet. The Ore is grey copper, and of
Hood value, and as the entire drift is in
ore the prospects for the property is
exceedingly bright.
The B. A. C. Company which bought
the La Fluer group near Nelson, Wash.,
have not yet commenced work upon the
property. Rumours are to the effect how-
over, that the company shortly contemplate the instalment of machinery, and
the thorough development of this pro-
The tunnel to tap the ore body at the
Surprise mine on the reservation is being
continued. It is expected that an increased force will be put on shortly and
the work pushed vigorously. This is one
of the well known properties of the district, and its development -is being
watched with much interest.
The Commercial, flining and Residental
Centre of the Boundary Country.
Containing: all the latest information of this great
Country.   Furnished Free on appliction
So Says a Gentleman  Closelv Connected  Wth
J. J. HII.
" It a practicable rout can be found,
trains will be running into Republic before next Christinas."
This was the statement mads by a
gentleman, not a resident ot Spokane,
but who is clo.-e fo President Hill, ot
the Great Northern railway, and has
the confidence of that gentleman, says
the Spokesman Review.
"I do not i-ay the Grsut Northern railway itself will build the road, but it will
be built." he added.
"liow will it come into Spokane ; by
way ot Devecporl. ?"
'•More likely by tbe way ot the Spok-
ai e Fall3 & Northern. If a practicable
rout can ba found for tbe road to build
to Republic by wuy of the Kettle river,
on the line talked ot by Mr. Corbin,
last year, leaving theS.F. & N. some
where about Marble siding or thereabouts, it doubtless will be built that
way, bnt engineering..difficulties may be
encountered that will make it impracticable. In that case I look for building
up theSar, Poil, The Kettle Valley
rout is the one desired, I am sure, but it
all rests with tbe engineers.
"Engineering parties are making a
thorough examination   ot   the   entire ^
country.    When they have reached a j J\  J   ) fy [-^  HyQQ     \"l
decision  and  have   reported the most [ _ __       ._ _..
practicable ?oute,you will see dirt flying
rapidly. The line will be rushed
through to an early completion."
G. W. Williams, the superintendent of
the Columbia stage line, was in the city
this week looking after things generally.
The report of the moonlight stage line
between here and the boundary didn't
appear to trouble him very much.
Baker and Burr have completed their
cottage near the big bridge. It is a neat
four room house and looks as though one
of the two old "bach';" were about to
take a trip outside and bring back a
ftsfslttia Wips, w^-
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Correspondence   from every   part  of
Yale  district,   and communications on
live topics always acceptable.
Several new milling companies have
been formed lately to operate properties
in this vicinity. We fully believe that
this is but the beginning of the process of
heavy development work in this section,
and that the early summer will see a large
amount of work in progress.
The effect of this must be, and undoubtedly will be beneficial, as it is the development of the mineral resources of
this country alone, which can give it
that permanance and stability which its
natural resources, so far as explored,
seem to warrant, and which we especially, who have become indentified with the
place, wish to tee carried out to the ful-
lest extent. t
One feature of company 'operations,arid
the one which hai'ftrought loss to njpy^
an innocent investor, is thejagnrpfjpt\6n
of wo'rtllie*s* or at, least unproven pro-
.'perties.and the selling  of "stock  to the
f.    jiiublic at a cent ortwo per share.     It is
■' sincerely to be hoped that we may escape
this variety of wild cat operations, which
has brought contempt on many camps,
and rendered investment in miningstocks
littls betttrthan a gamble.
It costs money to make a mine out of a
prospect anywhere, and especially here,
where the ore bodies are large and often
of low grade, and when any company
with a treasury of a few hundred thousand shares, sells them off at one or two
per cent of their face value, it stands
to reason that little but failure can be in
store for the company. This sort of investment ought to be avoided by any
sensible person, as it can only result in
disappointment and loss to all concerned.
British Columbia is the first province
in the Dominion to pass an eight-hour
law, and the miners of Kootenay who
will be mostly benefitted by it are the
first to condemn it. The mine [.owners
threate •. to. close the dines if the law is
enforced, aud the miners are hayiiig cold
chills on that account. They said the
sanie thing when silver dropped below
6i cents; that they could not afford to
pay the wages. But when the miners
took a stand against a cut in wages, it
was noticed that most of them kept right
on running and increased the output of
the mines. Eight hours a day is enough
for any white man to work, and he can
do as much in that time as he can in ten
hours. Let the dividends be a little
smaller, and give the men who strew
the paths of roses for the capitalist, a
chance to live in some kind of comfort.
Headquarters for commercial and mining
men. All stages running into the Boundary
stop at this hotel.
Heating and lighting
system perfect. Most
comfortable house in
the Boundary. Strictly
first-class. Cuisine unexcelled.
Every stage brings r>ne or more experts of the yellow legging variety,
bound for the lower country. It wouldn't
be a bad idea to form a rope committee
to meet these know it-all's. Their ignorance about mineral is their most striking
feature, and what they don't know about
indications is their long suit.
is supplied with the
choicestHbrands of wines
liquors and cigars
J. Mcintosh
Ciblt Addr.isds, 'jMcARTHUR," Columbia, B. C.
Colombia, B. C.
Who   are Interested   in  British  Columbia
^       Mining should	
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We have realiable Correspondents
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We Play no Favorites, and will not be a party in any
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J. P. Wallace writes for the Baker
City Republican some sterling   truths
concerning mines and their value.   He
Kay a:
•'There are many good prospects, but
few good mines. Prospects are found
mines are made.
,lEven with the beBt of management
it is hn exceptionally good prospect that
will pay cost of development.
"Prospecting should bo u business to
itself and those engaged in it should be
nlucated and trained for the work,
Prospecting companies would do well to
i quip and send into the field onlv those
who have a practicle and comprehensive
i.nowledge of geology, rock, vein formation, faults, ores, minerals and assaying.
•'Pay ore, is ore that will leave profit
after mining, milling, transportation
and other expenses are deducted from
the average savin ;. Ore is tnid to be
'in sight'when it is blocked out. into
patches of moderate size a"d expose to
view on three sides. If one s;de only of
the ore body is shown no ore cud he
counted, but where two adjoining sides
are exposed to .iew a triangular body
• nay safely bo ca'cnluted as in sight. A
wingle tunnol driven through ore tor a
considerable distance, but with no open
ings in the floor or roof, affords only
presumptive evidence of the Continuance of the ore body much above or
oelow the tunnel.
"Mining properties of all kinds are
valuable only for the ore they aontain.
"If the ore is too low grade to pay, or
is in quantity too small for profitable
working, the mine has no real value; to,
also, if the property is undeveloped and
shown no ore 'in sight' it has no real or
true value. Surface ore exposures are
valuable only for what they are supposed to reveal. The revelations of out
crops are differently interpreted by
different persons; there is no infallible
guide to their meaning. Herein is the
eiemont of risk in the purchase of prospects. It is different with ore 'in sight.'
A property is always worth the ust
value of ore blocked out, plus its presumptive or estimated value. The latter
is tho value of ore which may be found,
beyond the present working and which
is supposed to be available for mil.ihg.
Tho estimated value is to be determined
by ttie geological conditions of the mine,
as well as of the district in general, and
is largely aquesti in of opinion.
"Following are some of the factors to
be congidered in u. cijfling a mine's \alue
and its ability to pay » profit, viz : Pur
chase price, pojduction, limber or coal
supply, water for mill and power pur-
puses, railroad facilities,roads, altitudes
climatic conditions, living expenses,
wages, mine and mill management,
location of property, character aud
value of ore, freight rate, ore markets,
smelting facilities and tbe probable life
..f the mine.
'•Frequent croescuttiog is of the utmost importance to successful mining.
Ore  bodies equally us good  or better
thau the one being worked, are bv this
procedure not infrequently encountered.
Crosscuts  have    often    revealed    the j
existance of one or more parallel veins. I
.Sheet   veins  aud  link  veins have thus
been discovered.    Immense chambers j
of ore or segregate deposits,   the existence of which  had  never been bus- !
pected, have been opened up  by cross-!
cutting.    Every   mineral Btained seam j
or decomposed portion  of  a   vein wall !
should be looked  upon with suspicion, |
carefully examined und possibly drifted
Gents Furnishings
Hats, aps, Boots,
Ready Made   lothing
Blankets, Etc.
■««««.««* ««;«« xmmmmx
I beg to announce to the public
that I bavi openeJ up a carefully
selected and complete stuck in
all the above lines and that my
prices are right.
My stock is new, and was bought
under my personal supervision
and will be found A 1 ij every particular.
Notice To Taxpayers
Iock Creek Division, Yai,e District
accordance with the statutes that
Provincial Revenue'J ax and all
taxes levied Under the Assessment Act,
and now due for the year 1899. All the
above named tuxes .collectible within
the Rook Creek Division of Yale District are payable at my office at Osoyoos,
Yale District. Assessed taxes are collectible at the following rates, viz:
If paid on or before June 30th, 1899.
Three fifths of one per cent on real
Two and one-half per teuton assessed
vaiue of wild land.
One-half of oik.'per cent on personal
On ho much of the income of any person as t xceeds one thousand dollars the
following rates namely :--Up >n such
excess of income when the same is not
■core than ten thousand dollars, one per
cnt, when such excess is over ten
thousand dollars and not rporo than
twenty thousand dollars, one and one
quarter of :ino per. cent, when such
excess is over twenty thousand dollars
one end one half of one per cent.
If paitl after 1st July, 1899.
fAmr- fifths of one per cent on real
Three per cent on the assessed value
of wild land.
Three fourths of one per cent on per
sonal pioperty.
On so much of the income of any
person as excedBone thousand dollars;
the following rates namely:—Upon
such excess, when the same is not more
than ten thousand dollars, one and one
quarter per cent, when 3uch excess is
over ten thousan I dollars and
less than twenty thousand dollars, one
und one-half of one percent, when such
excess is over twenty thousand dollars
one and three quarters of one per cent.
Provincial Revenue tax $3.00 per
C.A. R. Lambly,.
Osoyoos. B. C.    Assessor and Collector.
February 24th, 1899.
B.   C
Hardware, Stoves* Tin and Enamelware.
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Call and Examine our New Stock of Enamelware.
Spring is here and we are ready with a full line of Hose and
Rakes. A full line of Lamps and Glassware expected daily,
Contractor &
-  K*
•    Builder
Plans and Specifications Furnished and
Estimates iven on all Classes of Work
A. L. McDonald,
P. BURNS & Co.
.Wholesale and Retail Dealers in.
Fresh and Cured Meats, Fish and Oysters, Live and
Dressed Poultry.
From now on we will supply Meats daily both in ColumbU  and  Grand  Porks.
Meats delivered to mines free of charge.   Mail Orders receive prompt attention
P. BINS, 1 ti. •;-: Sta at "easts
Hardware, Mine and   Mill   Machinery   and   Supplies.
Canton and Jessop Pressed Steel Octo-
gon and Grooved.
Truax Ore Cars Spectacles and Eye Glasses
mk Mil
Done   at  This  Office. Tbt Vw'os in The Cup Art all
With Depth.
The continued development on the
Gold Ledge shows up a wonderful body
ot ore of the average highaet grade of
any in tbe camp. Tbe ore in the shaft
improves gradually in value with depth.
No effort bas been made to ascertain its
width in tbe shaft, as that would be a
waste of time and money. The shaft is
only about 52 feet in depth, but will be
continued until it bas reached a depth
of 100 feet. When that shall have been
accomplished, the ledge will be crosscut and drifts run for the purpose of
putting the property in shape tor'producing ore. There is every reason to
believe that the ledge is at least 25 feet
wide. This estimate is based on tbe
surface showing, in connection with the
fact that there is at this time fully 30
feet of ledge matter in an open cut 150
feet south of the shaft. J here is but a
small percentage, of this that is not purs
quarts. The ledge may be larger even
than this, as no defined walls have been
exposed. At this time it appears to be
a wonderful property.
Superintendent W. J. Clary of tbe
Snow Drop claim stated Saturday that
the shaft has reached a depth of 70 feet
and has been crosscut at that po int
The ledge is seven feet wide. The ore
maintains about the same value as for
the past 20 feet. The ore will average
about 124 per ton. A drift trill be
driven south along tbe ledge for two or
three hundred feet to demonstrate the
value ef tbe property, and should such
development prove that further develop
meet is advisable the manager will begin tbe construction of a long tunnel to
drain the ledge to a depth of 400 feet.
It is estimated that this ean be done by
driving about 700 feet in length. Tha
present outlook for tbe Snow Drop is
fine. There is every reason to believe
that it will be a producer before tbe
close of the present year.
f be Golden Sunset is moving along
in good shape. The shaft is down only
about 20 fret, but tbe ore body is four
feet in width and the assays show a
perceptible increase of value. The shaft
bas been timbered in good shape, and as
soon as the weather is settled so that
the men can work comfortably at night
the work will be pushed vigorously.
Show What We've dot.
The Kootenay  Mining  Standard   is
very much to the point when it says :—
There is no reason why British Columbia generally should not be represented
at Earl's Court, and if our legislators are
alive to the interests of the country tbey
will see to it that our minerals are exhibited there. There is no time to be
lost in the matter. The collection of
ores sent to England, might be held for
exhibition at Paris and added to ii
necessary. An appropriation has been
made for the Paris exposition, but it is
doubtful if it will be productive of as
much good as would be the show at
Earl's Court, which will be devoted almost exclusively to minerals.
Mining Company
CAPITAL STOCK, $1,000,000 IN 1,000,000 SHARES OF $1 EACH.
W. C. MCDOUGALL, ESQ., Columbia. B. C.
A. W. ROSS, ESQ., Columbia B. C.
E. L. BEER, ESQ., Columbia, B. C.
S. L. GRAHAM, ESQ., Columbia, B. C.
WILLIAM C. FOX, ESQ., Toronto, Ont.
JOHN D. SPENCE, ESQ., Columbia, B. C.
Head Office, - Columbia. British Columbia.
Stock have been set aside to provide funds for the development of
the Company's properties. In order to continue work already in
progress, it has been decided to offer abloek of TREASURY SHARES
at the price of TEN CENTS each. There is every reason to expect
that the exoenditure of the proceeds of this sale upon the property,
will result in an advance to at least three times the price now asked
All  shares held  by promoters are pooled to such time, as in the discretion of the Directors, the polo may be
broken.   This arrangement absolutely locks up promoters stock until the company's properties are on a paying basis.
Tfle Men Ate  Now Condemiog it, After
Crying For it.
Tbe mining camps of the Kootenays,
particularly those of the Slocan, are all
torn up on account of the recent passage of a law which limits the hours ot
employment ot miners under ground to
eight hours per shift. The miners do
not like it, because naturally the wages
for "eight hours will be less than for
Dine or 10. Tbe mine owners do not
like it because it tbey reduce wages in
proportion to the reduction in time they
are likelv to have strikes on their hands.
The result is turmoil and kicking all
along the line. Both workmen and
mine owners resent the action of the
legislature as an uncalled for interference in private business affairs. It
promises to bring trouble between employer and employe in camps where
difficulties buve been hitherto unknown.
The manager of one of the biggest
mines in.the SI'iean stated that a shutdown of all tho big mines and many of
tbe little ones is imminent unless gome
compromise can be effected. He de
nounced the legislature in unmeasured
terms, and pointed to this and the  allin
The Company owns six claims, the "Main " and -'Vanguard" in Summit camp, and the "Athol No. i" and
" Murphy " in Wellington camp, all in the Boundary district, and the "Canada" and "Swan" on Sophie Mountain, in the
Rossland district.   Crown Grants will be secured for all these properties with the least possible delay.
Summit Camp, where the "Main" and "Vanguard" claims are situated, is one of the recognized and proven
centres of tbe Boundary district. In Summit camp and in close proximity to the "Main"and "Vanguard" are such well known
properties as the B.C., Oro Denoro. Cordick, B.Bell and Rathmullen, while adjoining the " Main " on the south is the
" Wolverine,"known as the "Shick Shock," a property that possesses one of the greatest mineral showings in British Columbia.
Wellington Camp like Summit Camp, also contains a number of proven mines, chief among which are the
" Winnipeg " and "GoldenCrown. "
The " Athol, No. I " and " Murphy " are situated in this camp, on (he west side of Fourth of July creek, and
are consequently in a section known to contain ore bodies of large commercial value... The situation of these four claims owned
by the Summit Gold and Copper Mining Company, will therefore be seen to be equal in all respects to that of ainy properties in the Boundary country.
Sophie Mountain, upon which the •' Canada" and "Swan "claims are located, is in the Rossland district. The
situation of these two claims is about six miles south west of Rossland. and about two and a half miles from the line of the
Red Mountain railway, at " Barney's" ranch. On Sophie Mountain the " Victory-Triumph " and " Velvet" mines are located, the latter owned and operated by a company composed of Sir Charles Tupper and associates. On the claim adjoining the
" Canada" on the west, a body of fiue sulphide ore has recently been opened, at a depth of eighty feet. The last work done on
the " Canada " opened up a lead of the same character as that in which the above strike was made on the adjoining claim,
exclusion P | jne strong probability being that it is the same vein, and that a comparatively small amount of work will show it upon the
termed "asinine legislation."
Recently the Nelson Miner interview
ed a number of the mine managers of.
that town, with the following result :
'Captain Duncan, general manager
of tbe Duncan Mines Company, con
sidercd that the aetiwti of the legisla
tuie was an unwarrantable interference
"Canada."  .
The " Swan " adjoins tbe "Canada " on the east and has all the appearance of being a good claim, but will require
systematic prospecting before its value as a mineral property can be determined.
Over two months ago work was commenced on the " Main. "   l^is work was intended as preliminary prospect work
with the chief industry of tho  coui.try,  otl]V| t^ing rendered necessary by the vast surface showings which haye been partly opened up by cutting along the line of the
und  could  only   result  in the miners
earning less money.   So far the major
ity of the mines of Kootenay. were be-,
ing developed and bad not yet begun to
pay dividends,, and consequently  so far
labor was getting all  the profit, out of
could   work   a   10 hour  shift without
G. A. Farini, general manager of the
Oio Mining & Milling Company, was
also averse to the ne.v legislation.
Whether men could do tuore work in
eight hours than they could in 10 hours
or not, and work done by three eight-
hour obift3 always cost more pei running foot than would tbe same work by
two 10-hour shifts.
Columbia and Western railway Jvhich crosses this claim.   The first work done was to sink a shaft about 20 feet deep near the
south east corner of the property.   This shaft wasall in heavily mineralized capping,.which assayed from $3.00 to J6.00 per ton
in gold and copper.   The ohjectot this shaft was to prove the continuity of the vein in that portion of the property, and this
having been satisfactorily accomplished, work was stopped iu the shaft and commenced on the railway grade, about 400 feet
milling. His experience bad shown farther north along the strike of this ore body. The cutting in which this vein outcrops has not been fully completed by the
that a man who  was  up. to  his work ,.   .       ,
railway company, but sufficient work has been done by the men employed on the " Main " to prove the existence of a huge
deposit, upwards of 100 feet in width, and lying in a contact between granite and porphyry. This is known as the "east
lead " and lies within 400 feet of the eastern boundary line of the " Main, " continuing through it for 1500 feet from north to
south and extending into the " Vanguard " which adjoins the " Mail*" on the north. The dip of this lead is to the west, with
a practically north and south strijee. Assays from the surface, where it has been opened in the railway cut, gave small returns
in gold, silver and coppe. Two hundred feet farther west along the railway grade, another heavy lead outcrops. The formation here is porphyry and (liorite, the lead showing a width between walls of seventy feet. This lead is now being
opened on the level of the railway grade, and shows up splendidly. There is every reason to expect that a comparatively small
amount of work will disclose a large body of ore of shipping grade at this point. Like the east lead.this extends into the
" Vanguard,'' having a westerly dip, and a north and south strike.
The facilities for working this property and means of shipping the ore are unexcelled.   The Columbia and Western   railway crosses  the   "Main("   and the present work is now being driven in from the level of the road bed.   As soon as
. , .      possible however, a working shaft will be sunk above and at sufficient distance from the railway track to admit of the ore in-
"S. fc>. Fowler, consulting engineer for j tended for shipment being run into the cars on the track, through chutes attached for that purpose to the ore bins.
tbe  London   and    British    Columbia • 	
., ,,„ .,    ,,,„„ ,„    „n,,B(fiH.„fi  f„.,ri It will be apparent from the foregoing  facts that it will be possible here to mine and shipata  profit ore that
tioiuneicis uompuiiy, uuiiBiueruu —*-"'' would have to go into the waste dump on less favorably situated properties. The vast character of the ore bodies, the favor-
tbe restriction'of the hours of work to j a|,]e formation, and the cheap and excellent means of transportation furnished by a railway line passing over the company's
eiuht hours would be detrimental to the ! ore dumps, coupled with the fact that the situation of the property is in one of the richest camps in tlie Boundary country,
province,  >n   that it would   retard de-  give a guarantee of success seldom met within a mining venture.
velupnient of its mineral resources.   If At the present time work is entirely confined to the " Main, " owing to the fact that better transportation  facilities
the law is enforced, the"'cost of iiferat- a're offered there than on the other claims owned by the company. Considerable surface work has been done on the "Athol
, ., . , ... l' h j So far No> 1" and " Murphy " in Wellington camp, and assays running up to 1)165.00 in gold obtained on the surface. These two
niii big mines win dj eununi. u. 1 a cjam)s are conveniently situated, and ten days' work by a coupleof men will complete a wagon road to them, when a carriage
us he understood the act, Mr. I'uwler j ca|) ue firjven to !the ground within one hour from either Columbia, Grand Forks. Carson or Nelson, Washington. There is
thought iudivuiual prosp'etors would lid reasonable doubt that intelligent development, will prove these properties to be of remarkable value,
not be nermiltud  to work their claims I The   "Canada" and ''Swan" in the Rossland district will be crown-granted aw} their development carried out
b . I later.   At present the Company's operations will be confined to their properties in the Boundary country, where they already
more than eight hours a aay. which ! "
, „,    , i have most satisfactory assurance of complete success,
wouldinmany.nstaiicesac   as agie t, ^^  ^  ^.^  JRg pJIJ) FQR   ^  ^ m ABS0LUTE PROPERTY of
hurciship.      J158 iuw   wiiB trio muie uu-■ • /
necessary as tbe men do not now work Ufa SUMMIT GOLD AND COPPER MINING COMPANY.
a straight  10-hour shift, it  being the 1     The Company's operations will be carried out iu a thorough and practical manner, and investors can rest assured that for
custom only 10 work  nine hours, while J eyery do,la|. expen\ied a dollar's worth of improvement will be done, or a dollar's worth of material obtained,
iu inuny mines the SaturJuy night shift |    intending investors are invited to inspect these properties, either personally or by agent, when it will be found that every
only WO.iKH    8 ; statement contained in this circular can be verified.
••Asked if he had  heard  tlie rum. r|  Further information can be obtained bv applying to	
that the Slouau  mine owners intended j
an to shut dow.. 1 heir mines, were ihu \JOHN D. SPENCE, Columbia, B. C, the Company's Secretary-Treasurer, or to the
law enforced M^Eo.ier repi^ that | Company's authorized Brokers-     ;
he tiad. adding  that brf was not in a r      a
p„sition to say what action, if any, his J j, jf, ROSS. Columbia, B. C. - - E. L. BEER, Columbia, B C
^company intended  taking in the j ^^^ pQX #  ^^ . . . ^ AdMfc ^ jg^ j,^^ ^^ ^^^^^^^F«
Anderson's   Store
A Specialty....
Crockery and Glassware I
Consisting of plain, white and figured Toilet Sets, teacups and
saucers, plates, soup bowls, individual side dishes and plaUers.
glass water pitchers, sugar boivls, four piece glass sets, also a
large assortment of hanging, bracket and stand lamps. Call
and see them.
Spring Dry Goods
Have   just   arrived  and I can now    show    you    a     nice    line    of the    latest g.iods   in
Summer Silkp, Cashmeres. Sateens, Muslins, Lawns, Prints. Embroidery and lanes	
fiDf^r* EfDlTR «i  •    I am opening up niee fresh goods every week and  am  pre-
VjlvWwI-il'V'-*-*"^  •    pared to furnish Hotels,  Restaurants,   Mining Camps,  and
shortest notice at Mail Orders Receive Special Attention
private   families   on
reasonable prices.
The best India and Ceylon Teas in the market.
Choice Mocha & Java Coffee, Salvadore & Ceylon
Coffees. Ask for samples
and prices.
The moonlight stage line is again on
its old running card.
I* M. Rice of Greenwood was sojourning in the city Wednesday.
Alex Dick and R. G. E. Leckie of
Rosslann.were here this week.
J. H. Good, Cascade's legal light went
through the city on Wednesday,
C. S. Morris, the Vice.-President of the
Townsite Co , made a trip over the stage
line this week.
Tuckhaui left for Lethbridge Wednesday where he intends going into the
ranching business.
Herb Sawyer returned from Midway on
Monday and left again for the same place
Major Cooper, one of Cascade's dispenser's of justice was renewing old
acquaintances hert Monday.
Ira Black of Republic and Cascade
was on the stage Wednesday. He reports business booming iu Republic.
The sloppy weather has about ended
and now bicyclists are as thick as
mosquitoes in July, on our streets these
beautiful spring days.
Mr. Smith, superintendent of bridge
construction for Porter Bros., who have
the contract tor all the bridge work and
steel laying on the C & W., was here
Wednesday looking over the work on
the bridge here. Mr. Smith informed us
that the steel was now laid to the big
tunnel and it would be a very short time
before it was to Cas cide.
D. McDonald's house, which was on
the railway right of way has been moved
to the lot next the Columbia stage barn.
This is the first move, and Mr. Dins
more's will come next. This will be
quite an undertaking as it is a large,
plastered building, and the contractoi
Mr. McEwin guarantees to move it
without breaking the plaster.
Hay, ricCaUum & Wright
Financial and Insurance Agents
All Kinds of House Finish,.Sash Factory, Store
Fronts and Saloon lixtures a Specialty.
Furniture  Made to Order
E. Spraggett  - -  -    grand forks


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