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VOL.  1
COLUMBIA. B. C, MARCH 25, 1899
There Will Be Money in' These .Shrewd
An enterprise which means handsome
profits for its promoter is that ot Mr.
Topp of Vernon, who has erected within
half a mile of Columbia on the old Milter
ranch just across the river a well ap-
;>ointed green house, 20 by 50 feet in
>ize. This is onlv a small pan of tbe
scheme as Mr. Topp has planned it, for
his idea is to increase his facilities as
soati and as rapidly as possible and to
go extensively into tbe business of
raising fine greens, vegetables and small
fruits for Columbia and neighboring
points, and for the mines round about.
A furnace has li.'eu put in place, and
hot water pipes are carried under the
beds. Radishes, par ley. lettuce and
other garden truck will fie grown in
abundance, and Mr. Topp expects to
place produce from this greenhouse oil
the Columbia market within three weeks'.
Flowers aud small fruits will alao- he.
supplied, and twenty acres have been
laid out with apple and other fruit
trees. Altogether, Mr. Topp seems to
have grasped the opportunity that offers
to men that arc able to undertake and
carry on a business of this kind, iu this
neighborhood, and lie will certainly
profit largely by it.
Mr. A. O. Hamilton is showiug similar foresight. He has leased the old
Keudell homestead in Columbia and has
ordered hot beds to he constructed. He
will grow early vegetables to be marketed
in this vicinity, and will do business
much on the same lines as Mr. Topp.
He will also arrange to start a ChicKen
ranch somewhere in the neighborhood,
and will no doubt succeed in both ventures to his own satisfaction and the benefit of the town. There is certainly a
goodop-ning for ventures of this class.
The .-upply is lamentably short of the
demand even at present. What the condition of the mancet will lie with the
rapid increase of the mining and city
population ull through 'his district is
h ird to predict.
Many Happy  Return*
To Arthur W. Ross, born the 2,5th day
of March 1846. There is no base ore in
the composition that goes to A. W.
Ross's make-up. He is a free-milling
proposition that pays from the grass nxits
and improves with depth.
Annual Meeting of tha   Company-Excellent
5h twins*
The, llraudoii & Golden Crown Mining
company held its annual meeting on the
ldtb iost. All reports warn thoroughly
satisfactory, die mine will be ready
to ship as souii a« the railway reaches
it. Twelve to seventeen men are constantly employed. Tbe plant consists of
a 50-horso power boiler, a 30-horse power
standard Ledgerwood hoisting engine
and a 140-horse power Knowles vertical
sinking pump, with s em drill and accessories complete. A five-drill compressor plant will be installed within a
month. Work is progressing on tbe
main shaft, which ha« now leached 151
feet in depth, and will b sunk to 30)
feet. A 66 foot crosscut was run at the
lot) foot level and at 32 ft. a drift 56 feet
was run iu tbe vein. At 12 feot along
the drift a diagonal upraise of 60 feet
was run to the 100 foot level, disclosing
a niagmtbeiit body of ore between the
two 1 ivels, wilb excellent assays in gold
and copper: The following officers
wore elected: President, Hon. T Mayne
Daly, Q. l.\j vice-president. W.J Porter;
managing director. Geo. If. Collins;
secretary treasurer W. J. Orde. Direc
tors: Andrew Kelly, J. N. Michhoffer,
W. A. Macdouald, Q. 0.; James Russell;
W. A. Miller and James Currie.
This Oraat   Copter Country Should Press to
The Front.
Copper mining stocks are having a
boom in the European markets as well
as in this country. This is natural
under the circumstances, and the present speculation in copper involves a
corresponding movement in copper
stocks. The greatest advance recorded
is in Rio Tin to stock, which sold at tbe
opsuiug of the year at £10.34 in London,
and which last week brought £40 in
Lond-ci. and 1,000 francs in Paris. Rio
Tinto is the chief speculative stock, and
shows the heaviest advance though
other* have made very good gains. Thus
Anacondas hav < gon t up from 5 12 in
January to 10 11.>w, a gain of over 80 per
cest Mount I well rose from £61 12 to
£31 4. and Thureis from £7,1 4 to
£9.1-2, I he only well-known copper
stock which shuwH little or no advance
is Cape Copper, which went from £4.1-2
to £1.5.8, and this stick was kept down
by special discouraging reports.
It is an excellent time to float new
copper properties, a id there are several
who have already taken it. New companies are being brought out as fast as
possible. Some of these are good and
some are very bad; but in the present
temper of tbe market the bad are taken
as quickly as the others.—The Engineering and Mining Journal.
FOR SALE.—A new set of single
Harness for sale cheap upply to J. Anderson.
Mr. W. B MuUougdl Has it. Km Ohm
Bern For » Better
A quiel-iiiaui.ercd N'ova Scotifiii is Mr.
W. K. MacD ,u«all of San Francisco who
has been for some days registered at tbe
Pacific. Mr. MccDougall tiegauJiis
mining career in Leadville 18 years ago,
and, as he says, the man who once really
begins suMi a career \» never able to
give it up. lie was in Cripple Creek
when the people had to walk there. He
has mined tiiColorado, Nevada, Utah and
elsewhere, and has large mining interests in California, in which  state   be has
1'. Burn's & Co.. the Boundary purveyors, will open a branch butcher shop
here at once. Their iigvrit, Mr. Wilson,
will lie here on Monday to make necessary arrangements,
Messrs. Rylierg ui.d Turnquist, who
hold a contract for 26,000 yards of
heavy rock work lour miles above
Columbia, report that this work will have
been completed by April 1.
H. I'. Toronto reports a satisfactory
week's work on the English ami French
group. He says thai on Thursday a
strike was made on the chief claim of the
group which promises t.i prove important, though lie is not yet in a ' |Hisitio 1 to
give particulars.
A popular Columbia ma:i will know
better iu future than to feed whiskey to
his hens to make thfeui lay. The drunken
antic's of the poor birds were not mort
humorous than the distress of their
owner, who feared every moment that
ppear and run in his
operated   in   El   Dorid-i,   Amador   and
Tuolumne counties   In  the last named Diusmore  might
county, he and his associates have work-] whole hennery.
ed upward of forty claims.    Among their H    Holster,   of .Spokane,    the    most
holdings is tlie Ju.ni.per  gr "ip,   consist- active   real   estate   dealer   of that  busy
iug  of the  Juujpcf,   I'rolden   fctule and city, ami J. A. McMillan,  of  Russiand,
New Era, recognized as pertups the  b<\st were herb.this week.    In  company  with
mining proposition in California today
The magnitude of the operations in
which Mr. MucDnugail has had a hand,
jjytjrJ'V «augcdJiojijLtue_uia that on 0110
mine, the Griffin, 111 HI Dorado county,
$260,000 was expended bslure a dollar
was taken out.
Mr. MacDougall will remain in the
Boundary country for some time. He
will visit neighboring holdings ami goon
to Greenwood, Republic, and probably
Camp McKinney. He is thoroughly
posted and you cannot surprise hint with
stories of rich ntrikes and big assays.
When the pace becomes too hot, he pulls
from his pocket a rude sample of his
holdings down south. It is just ordinary
for California—a• easy, gras-i root proposition. It •nly assays about ¥300.000
to the ton.
Congratulations and hearty good
wishes to Mr. and Mrs. -lames Newby.
Mrs St. John is enlarging her building
on Government avenue, and will convert
it into a hotel.
Robert Young, of Winnipeg, was here
this wpek in the interest of the Lireat
West Life Assurance Co. An agency of
the Company has been established here.
A movement ison foot for the establish
Smith Curtis, of Rossland, tbey went up
the North Fora to inspect the Humming
Bird and O. K , which Mr. Curtis
recently acquired
A grettdeal of sympathy is expressed
for Mrs. A. L. McDonald. On Tuesday
last while bending over a railing just
outside tbe bouse, she lost her balance
and fell a distance of .some ten feet,
alighting on a pile of wood. Luckily,
she fell on her shoulder and escaped with
nothing worse than a badly bruised arm
and a severe shaking up. She has
suffered much pain, but is now well on
the way to recovery li-oin tlie effects ol
what might have proved a very serious
Messrs. Frank Guse and Fred A.
Brown have leased the Hotel Columbia
and will run it in first class style.
Work is still progressing on the Main.
The crew is now working on an open cut
on the railway grade where 3 very rich
Hind of ore has been found.
fhe tunnel on tbe McDonald's work,
twelve miles from Columbia is almost
completed. The tunnel is almost 600.
feet long and is the largesubetween
Columbia and Greenwood.
D. J Evans has fiished his contract on
the Rathmnlien. A crosscut was run
from the 66 foot level and at 30 feet a fine
ledge was encountered.
Mr. Towuseud a surveyor of Rosslanti
is surveying a portion ot'the Ratllmullen
ment of a hospital   at  Columbia.     Thel*r°Up  with  "  vie" to  Pettin8» crown
Sisters  connected   with   the   Rossland 1 __^^.^^^^^^^^^^^
hospital are daily expected to arrive here j
with that object in view. j
The Columbia and Western   Railway
Mr. Alex. Dick, M. E., the well known 1 Company will apply to the  Parliament
 i„...i   ...:..:...    :_   .._.  I °f Canada at its next session for an Act
Rossland   mining   man   is   among   the. „
giving to the Company authority to issue
most recent of Columbia's visitors.   He I first mortgage bonds to be a charge on
isinter-stedin the Norfolk   claim,  al-1 %^'%M*&£**Jfcg
most within the town  and there is more I thousand  dollars  per mile thereof; and
j for other purposes.
than a possibility   that   we   may   «,„. , H. CAMPBELL OSWALD
long number him with our permanent*.    ' Montreal, March 7th, 1899.      Secretary. \
The Republic-Summit claim has a
ledge which is nearly 40 feet in width.
Tl • tunnel has crossed it at a slight
angle, but there ia no doubt that tbe
width is as stated. The ledge is much
broken, but as the tunnel encountered
it at a depth of only about 30 feet its
broken condition was to be expected. It
is not a serious or unusual matter and
a little deptb will doubtless Ishow the
vein in a good condition.
I he ledge i« by far the largest that
has been opened up in the vicinity of
the Republic mine. In fact it is the
largest that has been reported within
the Republic belt with the exception of
the Mountain Lion.
There is a seam running through this
ledge matter which assays an average of
611 per ton. The assays of the ledge
outside or this seam are low, as is usual
in the Kepublic ledges close to the
surface. This seam is about a foot in
width. The values in it are assurances
that when depth is attained the ledge
will show something worth while, un
less the universal rule of tbe camp fails
to hold in this case.
, It is tbe intention of Superintendent
Easton to at once begin sinking a
There is little doubt that the ledge is
that which runs through the Number
Six -daiiu which bounds the Republic
mine on the west. This ledge is about
to be cut by tbe tunnel which is bjing
extended from the second level of the
Republic mine into the Number Six
The Summit claim is believed to
carry, iu addition to the Number Six
ledge, tbe main Republic load iteslf, the
surface cuts as well as the under-
giound workings of tbe Republic mine
indicating that t bo vein courses through
the Summit, claim. It is the inlet.tion
of tb* Summit management to push the
tunnel on to reach tbe Republic ledge
also while coutiuuiug the work upon
the one jut I crossed.
man's camp and will not be for many
mouths to come. TboBe ^wboj come
here with theJhoppVif finding employment will be disappointed.
A Word to Plltrlm*.
Bob Lowery of the Ledge, New Den
ver, calls D. Spencer, of Brantford, Out.,
down on his article on the "Wickedness
of the Slocan," which appeared recently
in the Toronto Globe, in the following
gentle language : "The gentleman must
have rubbernecked a black jack game in
Silverton, been asked to drink in New
Denver or looked through a red curtain
in Sandou. As a rule if a man prospects for the float of hell he can find it,
even in the effete east. We do not think
that the people ot the Slocan are any
worse than the mill run of ordinary folks.
Sonis of them are not very flossy on the
outside but inside their hearts are
sprinkled all over with free gold ol
human kindness and sympathy. Many
of them are practical Christians. They
do not spend much time in churcli howling their complaints to Jesus, but if you
are hungry, sick or broke touch some of
the boys nnd see how quick tbev will respond to your appeal. It is our opinion
that the Slocan is a very law-abiding
district. We have not had to kill a man
for many moons, and iu some parts of
this silvery section the churches average
more than one to every ioo inhabitants.
Mr. Spencer was evidently at home
amongst the superior people of Nelson as
he calls them. From the why be puffs
that town he must have been highly entertained by tbe aristocrats. As he does
not call it tough be must have failed to
traverse the piano etui of Baker street."
|One of the   Most   Desirable  Properties
^n.   in the Kettle River Valley.
Ail of the unsold portion of Lot 382 a« follows:
j    1.   Twenty-seven lets in a beautiful level   plateau   situate  in  that   portion ot
j Grann Forks known as the
Van Ness Addition
!    2.   Forty acres lying Bouth and east of the main Kettle River..
|    3.   One Hundred and Thirty-Five acres lying west of the main Kettle River.
4.   Ten   acres  lying  along the   Northern   Boundary    of said Lot 382, and
I north of the Main Kettle Riyer, on which there is an abundance  of go id  spring
i    This ia a very desirable properly lying between the   business   portion of-Grand
I Poika ar.d the thrivinst to vnof COLUMBIA which   in the near future is destined,
! to become the LEADING CITY in theinteiior.
Will sell altogether or i- seperale parcels.
For further information apply to
Justice and Notary Public
T hi Many Laborers in Republic
The question that is uppermost in the
•muds of the people of Republic, aside
fi'i m the mining question, is "What is
to become ot the vast number of men
now rushing in ?" There is little de-
ii,,,nd for labor because the mines are
nut sufficiently developed to give employment to ufiy considerable number
i l' pxuple. 4fierc are a few other ave-
q'utti m.Hii for those who come, Those
who contemplate coming should wait
fur a mouth or two until the snow is off
». that ihey may camp out and live on
the least posrible amount of money. In
foul or tin' months there will be work
for u large number of men. At this
lime there in not room tor more than
SOU men and it is sate to say that there
are 1000laborers in the camp. While
Ihereis no opening here for laboring
Hum at this.time, there is a large field
fur those who have $1000 or more tin
Hpeud iu developing mioes. To these
there is the > best opening on earth.
There are hundreds of prospects that
may possibly turn intb.mines with de-
vr.wpiueol,     This   is . not   a   laboring
A Moonlight Stage Line.
, Some of our readers may not be aware
of the fact that there is an evening stage
line running belweeti Nelson, Wash, and
Grand Forks, making close connections
at Carson, Columbia and other way-
points. Like all other stage lines there
is a certain amount of kicking at the service given, notwithstanding the fact that,
they keep the trail so hot that the snow
has all melted oil the bills alOi.g the
route. Hut some complain of being
taken a mile past their destination and
being compelled to walk back over muddy roads; then others who are in business
say it takes 24 hours to make the round
trip. However, we think these difficulties will soon be adjusted, when the driver
from an opposition stage line lakes over
the stock of the new company, which
seems certain he will  in the near future.
New Postmaster
C. W. White lias received the appointment of postmaster at Grand
Forks He will leave in the course ot a
few days to take up his new duties.
Mr. White's many friends in Kami oops
will wiab him every success at Grand
Forks.— Kamloops Sentinel.
Prairie  City
A site unexcelled for beauty, in tbe 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 Tue marvellous mineral wealth of th.i
Boundary Country ensures its speedy growth and permanent prosperity It
will be an important
And   is   a  NATURAL POINT OF DISTRIBUTION for the whole di»
trict.    Au excellent smelter location is in the neighborhood.
For further information, price of lots. etc. address
v  E. L. BEER,
C P. R.  Townsite Agent, COLUMBIA, B. C.
Or, L. A. HAMILTON Land Commissioner, C. P. R.,
Herb a' tl Obas fclawyerhave returned
from   Bossburg, Monday,    where Ihey i
went v. «et. stock and light rigs tor their j j^ar(jwar.e.(y|jr)e and   Mill   Machinery   and   Supplies.
livery business.    They  brought in two j .	
light democrats aud four bead of bursas, I
Owing to the bad condition of the roads |
they could not bring in a*i many as they
wished  to, but   will make another trip
later ou. j
Three suns have risen and set and the
yellow kid still lives.
Canton otidjessop Pressed Steel Octo-
gon and Grooved.
Truax Ore Cars Spectacles and Eye Glasses
\ \
K. .', KI-I-R
i m shin m
? ,1 Big Dividend Payor M\\ to Mu
The great Payne mine in the Slocan
has been taken over by Montreal capitalists and the head office of the cempany
is to be removed at once from Anaconda,
Mont., to Montreal. Spokane's only
inte'est in this famous dividend paying-
mine was held by Scott McDonald. All
of his holdings have been taken over by
tlie Montreal people. Mr. McDonald is
in California seeking to regain his
bcu/th which has been poor of late.
I he sale of his stock wail engineered by
Charles U. Grirtith, the weii known
mining engineer and promotor of thin
A Montreal dispatch of March U to
tbe x'orunto World says :
"Application for a new charter fir the
Payne Consolidated Milling Company
will be forwarded to Victoria tomorrow.
Tile directors of tlie reorganized com
paijy will be : Mr'. L. llogue, bunker,
of Anajondu,, Mont.; A. W. Mct'une,
owner of the .Salt Lake ity Street
Railway; F. L. Seargeanr, of Anaconda;
James Ross, Senator Forget, William
Hanson, Golouel Fred ileimfiuw and
Clarence J. Mc  uaig of Montreal.
"it appears 'bat the pre-u foouy of the
P»yi;e A'lll be offered to'Mr. W. L.
I lug lie,
"Thisafternoon Mr. McCuaig received t telegram stating that the shipment
from the Payuo from January 1 to
March 11 reached ZiSti tons, which net-
Many are the visitors to tbe mine who
are so anxious to sort the dump to find
some of the dark blue quartz studded
with the yellow metal that it will soon
become a serious proble n with the
superintendent to keep them off. To-
morrow starts a new departure in the
mine. Heretofore they have been working two lOhour shifts; hereafter there
will be three eight-hour shifts, and do-
velopmeu't in ths west drift will be
crowded as much as possible.
Headquarters for commercial   and   mining
men.   All stages run
ning into the Boundary
stop at this hotel
Healing and lighting
system perfect. Most
comfortable house in
the Boundary. Strictly
jirst-class. Cuisine unexcelled.
ted |iT)2 per ton, after deducting duty
and charges for freight aud treatment.
This amounts to tSl2J,(X)l), or about ijSoO,-
0U0 a mouth. Mr. V. H. Hand, the
chief manager, alee reports tbe showing
in tbe different levels to be of the
uiiiHt satisfactory nature, and sucn as
to warrant the belief that Montreal aud
Toronto people now control the richest
property iu British Columbia.
Everv Blast Throws Out Kich Free   Milling
' There appears to be no abatement in
ihe wonderful product/inn of free gold
quartz in the Waterloo. Superiiiteudant
Joe Murphy brought up from the
mine a suck containing choice speei-
ID ii.-s showing ihe free gold, brought to
the surface after the alteration "lihuts."
SUM on m urn.
* Namesake of Our. la Showing up Well and
Will Soon Have to Put in a Mill
Robert Ailison, who is operating on
Meyers creek, Washington was bore
last week. He jg one of the oldest
prospectors and miners in northern
Okanogan county, and has to bis credit
the rinding; of u any notable properties,
among the same being the Allison group
of free gold bearing claims r.ear Oro
and now owned by the Okanogan Free
Gold Mines, Limited, of Rossland, B.
O. Mr. Allison is now largely interested iu Meyers Greek camp, being half
owner of the Review "My partner,
John Mullhollan, and I located the
Revie* in the spring of 1897," be said.
We named it after The Columbia
Review, us your paper has proved such
a mascot te the mining industry. The
• teveiopment work at presen t consists of
a 200 fo»t tunnel tapping the ledge at a
depth of over 100 feet and we now have
six fe.-r....f solid blue quartz, something
eimih.r to the Waterloo, and carrying
freeg-,|j, /h you will see." he suid, pro-
duciny sums ehoiee specimens, for the
corresponuvni'.- mspection. Tlie oro is
a little darker than the Waterloo and
heavily sprinkl-i with free gold.
"We now intend to block outore," he
continued, "by crosscut ting the lodge
every 10 feet, until we have demonstrat-1
ed the property to be capable of pro- !
ducing sufficient on, to warrant erection '
of a five stamp ,uiiJ." I
Speaking of the other claims on the I
creek he continued:   'There are other
properties that have equally good surJ/^W/c   patronage   respect
face showings as tbe Review, but whose |     /•„„„     v   ..   , '
J ally solicited
■ *mv.mtwtmHim
is supplied with the
choicest brand* of wines
liquors and cigars
m® i mm
owners are financially unable to develop
The Free Coinage.
The shaft on the Free   Coinage  J
down 60 feet on the ledge.   At this'
BAR.     ,
I, ......  » —      «»    IU1H 01»>I51«..«» Nana/ ss^ ^SSM?
depth it was crosscut from the banging n   f    J    t     r. »
wall into the ledge, four and a half feet Uu'°™    «    UISS0.1,    PrODS.
in courier fit-..     Th> nl.i_   ,.•       . '
in copper ore.   The claim |ies between;
the Midway and the Snowsboe and it is
the intention of the owners to continue
the shaft to a depth of 100 feet.
The Most
Reliable Mining
Journal in the
IBounda r v Cou n t ry
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We have Co.
Every Camp in ti* The Review
time  lor a host  ol  individuals in the
j nation, every one of whom   feels person.
Published Every Saturday     ! ally aggrieved and claims a moral right
to set the law at defiance.
W. 0. McDOUGALI*.   -
R. M. NISBKT,   ,   -   s
Three months f,   75
Manager, i    ^ne w'10'e point involved is simply I
—     ■     — j this, and prohibitionists are tempted  in
; the  stress of argument to overlook it :
I Overwhelming public sentiment is more
Six "  1 25 I
Twelve   "       2 001
Transient advertising 25 cents per line | of prohibition of the liquor traffic than to
first insertion., ten cents  per  line   each
subsequent insertion, nonpareil measure j *"" *-■""""*•■""'" "• ""-' •""   """   "" "" 1
ment. | statute books.   Therefore, a wise govern
Correspondence from every part of
Yale district, and communications on
live topics always acceptable.
necessary to the proper enforcement of
of prohibition of the liquor traffic than to
the enforcement of any law  now on the j
The big fight at Porcupine creek that
received so much space in our American
contemporaries has, as expected, turned
out a fake. There is no danger of the
Americans up there making any kick
against the laws of British Columbia.
When they don't like our style they
generally get out. and those who
have pone up to Alaska, put their shooting irons down in the bottom of their
trunks the minute they cross into British
boasted that the time for aristocratic
leadership of the Liberal party had tone
by. A significant fact just now is that
even of the peers and baronets who
received their titles from Mr. Gladstone
hardly one figures among the subscribers
to his memorial.
A ft
8 The Columbia Review has the *
5 best subscription list of all papers j*
9 published in the interior of British 5
ft Columbia. *
jj This is not, a foolish boast; it is J
ar an unquestionable fact.                    *
* By special arrangement, we *
£ reach: g
'*' All the best mining brokers, a
§ All the wideawake capitalists, jg
S All the foremost men of brains, *
$ means and enterprise iu Eastern JJ
ft Canada, who arc int> rested, or »,
S likely to become interested in *
J Bountlary mines, Boundary stocks, JJ
5 Boundary commerce, Boundary ft
9 transportation, Boundary develop- g
S merit in every line. g
ft     One thousand copies go  every m
5 week direct to the bead centred of *
% Eastern enterprise. J
6 You can help us, and we can ,v
ft help you. *
5 We want reliable news. II you g
8 have it, >cnd it along. ^
ft Facts about the mines and other *
B resources    of   Southern    British 9
* Columbia are what we want. *
A What does this mean to you ? *
fi Don't subscribe for th • Review £.
S unless you want 10 read it. Don't *
a advertise 111 it unless you have *
M something wc can hHp you to sell. ^
J But if your property is not placed ft
ft as it should be before the investing }*
iiblic,- it is vour own fault.    Give
J u- honest, up-to-date facts, and *
ft we n ill see that they reach the £
$ right people. *
§ Remember. The Columbia ft
ft REVIEW goes direct to One Tlmus- «
£ and of the foremost investors and 2
S brokers of Toronto, Montieal aim §
ft all the business centres of the ft
I East, ft
ft *
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Frotwhlvno responsible politician in
Canada would advise the passing of a
prohibitary law on the meagre showing
made by prohibitionists oil the plebiscite
vote. Mr. P. S. Spunite. who is certainly
.1 Mticere and unusually .ihle advocate of
temperance legislation, udvances the
argument that il the "stav-at-homes"
art to be counted against the measure,
the suuie reasoning woulil compel the
conclusion that the Liberals were lieaten
in tbe election of 1896, though they have
a very large majority in the House of
Commons. This is probably the best
Mr. Spencer can do with n weak case.
It is admitted that tbe moral element
and the question of personal liberty involved place prohibitary legislature in a
class by itself. Even so great a change
as that from a free trade to a protective
policy does not require so overwhelming
a public sentiment iu its favour as is
.absolutely necessary in the case of a law
ich makes .1 crime of 110 crime and
sets out to change  the  habits of a life-
ment, before passing such a law will
consider strong public sentiment as an
absolutely vital element in their calculations. The prohibitionists have failed
to prove such a strong sentiment iu their
favor and tbe government would be
very ill-advised to pass the law. That Is
the view of many an honest prohibitionist; and certainly, with no great room
for argument, it is childish to accuse the
government of bad faitii because it refuses
to legislate on other lines. The government has taken the only possible course.
We notice the departmental stores
of Toronto are working their spring
graft, in the way of sending out their
catalogues. If people sending out of tlie
country for goods would just use a little
horse sense they would discover that
they cannot buy any cheaper in Toronto
than they can from the local dealers, by
the time they pay express aud other
charges and taae into consideration the
quality of the goods they receive. The
goods are cheap truck and shoddy in the
extreme and tbey who buy them are
victims of the biggest sain game on
earth. Not long ago one of these departmental stores was convicted of selling pot metal for silverwear. The case
in point was a silver dinner set lor the
small sum of Jftj, aud when it was tested
it was brought out that there was not
over 13 cents worth ot silver iu the whole
set. But people will ever bite nt getting
something lor nothing no matter how
often they are taken in by swindlers.
The attorney general is the first lawyer
to appear in a British Columbia court
without his wig The wig custom should
have been done away with centuries ago,
as it is barbaric in the extreme, and is
only practiced by the antiquated countries of Europe and the Indian medicine
men who w car it at a sun dance to fright
en off the evil spirit.
The big pugilists have begun their
fight-through the press—Pitzsitumon's
doctor lias giving it out that Fitz has
lost u piece of bin funny bone. This
will be an excuse to put off for several
mouths and give the public a chance to
I,ear them shoot off their windy bluster,
and after tbey get tired talking, they
will probably right.
Greenwood is feeling badly on account
ol jtbe proposed route of the Columbia
& Western railway in that neighborhood,
which virtually side-tracks tbe town. A
citizen writes to the Rossland Miner
about tbe matter, antl he therein
characteries the rail way V plans as "outrageous," and adds "It will inflict a
great blow at the prosperity of Greenwood. While it will not kill the place,
jt will burl it."
British Liberalism seems to be getting
more and more out of touch with tbe
Peerage. When Lord Rosebery resigned
the premiership,   many Radicals openly
It is reported from Peking that at a
meeting of the relatives of the Dowager-
Empres.s a fixed choice was made as to
her successor to the throne. This is
altogether premature. The Empress
should lie content for present with fixing
her predecessor. The ex Emperor is
still closely guarded.
Jeffersouian simplicity is hardly in
vogue with the representatives abroad of
the American republic. Colonel John
Hay's poetic soul could not be content
with a London mansion at a rental of
ess than $10,000 a vear. The salary of
tbe U. S. Ambassador to Great Britain is
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     *»»
Opposite Queens Hotel
Contractor &
f    Builder
Plans and Specifications Furnished and
Estimates liiven on all Classes of Work
A. L,. McDonald,
We Carry a JUarge Stock j>
j»      of Stoves and Tinware.
Columbi Ave, Columbia
Geo. E, Massie
Superior Workmanship, Perfect Fit
Cleaning and Repairing
Grand Forks
^ 5
Til?. Suowshoe in Greenwood Camp h Howled
Pop Seventy Tnoiisand Dollars.
The Fight a Fake.
Tbe story of the fatal fight between
Americans and Canadiuns at. Porcupine
creek in which four men were said to
have been killed appears to have no
foundation in fact.
Ca'l Huuimei'ftlt,  a passsnger,  says
be was   vithin   15 miles of tbe scene of
The Snowshoe is bonded again for a
big iigure. There is something peculiarly attractive in this property lor the experienced mining man and he is always
mxioits to secure it under his control.
Years ago George Turner of Vancouver
banded the property, but bis business
affairs called him elsewhere; then Patrick Clark secured a fraud and did considerable development work. He
reluctantly left tlie mine to give his.attention to Republic properties, m which
be was heavily interested, No sooner
wa- the Clark bond cancelled than the
Koolenay Development company refunded the property for $65,000. This
com,any did considerable work and paid
$6.50 > mi account of the bond. For
sofn.' reason known only to the members
ol" the company, the money was not forthcoming to meet the seeoi|d payment.
Tnis w -ek J. W. Astley, tlie well known
HmsI.i-.i.I in,am,,' engineer, took a bond 1
on the property for S70000. Ten per
cent is to be p.iid iu cash within two
w_'c;s. It is reported that Mr. Astley
represents tile Kootenay Development
Company, reorganized with new men and
iiure iiuney. The >nowshoe is In the
group of famous Greenwood camp properties. It lies adjacent to the Stem-
winder on one side, tne Rawhide on tire
oilier and tne Old Ironsides ill irmi. It
is a full crown-granted claim. Considerable work has been done on tlie property. There is .111 incline sliuft lor
170 feet At tlie 70-t'oitlevel a crosscut runs for a distance of 3b feet iu ore,
and at 120 feet tliere are t75 feet in
crosscuts ami drifts. At this level two
ore veins were cross ;ut. One is 40 leet
wide, wliile the hanging wail on the
olner vein lias not been readied. Tlie
ore is a copoer pyrites iu a mixed gatigue
of calcile, wittl some spacularltc aud
Iron pyrites; From the old 17-foot shalt
values of $10 to jjjo it: gold and 8 to 16
per ceil,, copper, were secured . All average s.-nnp.e from the leiv workings gave
copper 14.6 per cent, silver 80 ounces
and gold $10 to $15, The ore is sell-
fluxing. Tlie Snowshoe is owned by
ttobert Wood, Ttios. McDonnell and
Robt. Deizler, each holding a third
interest. Mr. Astley Ins returned to
Rossland to mike final arrangements
for closing the deal. When these are
completed, work will be commenced on
the property.
lumber as quickly and economically  as
any concern in B. C.
Mr. Powers who lost his sawmill
through fire last fall, is also rebuilding,
having just arrived from Kelowna with
tbe machinery for a mill, which A-ill be
immediately built, and put in running
order so as to get a'share of the  trade in I J, „,„,.„.,,   t;,,Mt   blI,   ,,„  ,,.,„,, lt,e
thisline now springingnp at and about ^n fpom apotqer mw<  who b|pj8elrl
Midway. md only huaid the rumor from a third
No one  who  witnessed any tight can
, be traced and  it is u peculiar fact that 1
no other passengers on the Tees knows
anything ub nit it.
From our own Correspondent :—
There   has   lieen   much  activity here
during tbe past tWO  weeks.     Merchants) McKlnney's Gordon,
and others are rushing in supplies beb re I Among Ihe new companies being
the roads break up, and the consequence j formed 10 operate Camp McKinney
is the streets are often crowded with | claims, Ihe latest is the Camp ,Mc-
teams and rigs, giving the place a  very   Kinney Gordon Gold Mining Company
wide awake appearance.
Developeinent throughout the various
camps is in active progress, ar.d   tbe  pre- j
sent season will doubtless prove a record ,
breaker lor tbe Boundary country.
From our own Correspondent : -
The On Fino.
The  work  of building tbe stamp mill
for tll'is promising mine  is  well  under I
way.    Good buildings  for tbe  workmen j
have been  built-i     Most  of the heaviest'j
took   a bond    '!">'*'"■•"•«     airily    made,   and   the j
excavations. are    being    made.     -The
machinery, Ulmb-r and lighter  material]
are ail al Penticton.    Teams will   start
hauling it to the mine in a few days, aiid
it is confidently expected  that  the  mill
will start up by the   15th ol April  or the I
1st ol Mav at the outside.
Mining men from Boundary. Columbia
and Australia have recently been up to I
examine the mine and appear to have
met with ratner a surprise, from the
remarks they let fall on their return to
Foirview. .They apparently <;id not expect to find such 11 showing They
estimated that there is ore enough in
sight to keep the mill running steadly
from two to three years • Tlie quality
of this immense ore body seemed to be
equally a surprise, as no piece of ore
cmld be found, not the poorest looking
piece, thai would not give a good pan of
Hut few people have ever  visited   this
mine,   it   bein
miles from Fairview to go around by tbe
road, but is not over five miles  from  the
Stages leave  Bossburg and Marcus
This company has acquired the Gordon I <>»»> "" arrivul ,,f tlilines f"r C' luml'iHl
mineral  claim,  lying south  of and ad-! connecting with tne   William? Line for
joining Hie Vernon, recently  purchased | Republic   and   the   Snodgraas  line r..r
by   61. J. P.Reddy   of  Sp kune  for I QieenWood and Penticton.
£20000,    The  Cordon  is  u full claim, 1
having a three toot blue quartz lead j Q. -y^# WILLIAMS
that is tittCHuble on the Bufce for several;
hundred feet. Little work lias an far I
beep done outsiJe or surface open cuts. |
This lead in believed to lie the same us !
that running through the Fontenoy and j
Vernon. Tbe workings oil the Vernon
are near the north end line of the Gordon. Work oh tbe Gorden is to be
started liumediatelv.
-B. C.
Rock Creek Division, Yale District,
taxes levied under the  Assesim -ni  Act,
and unw due for the year.1899    All tlie
high   up and about 10 j above  named tuxes onleciinle   within
'the Keck  Creek Division of Ya'lii District lire payable at mv office at Osoyoos,
Yale District.   Assessed ta.<es are col-
St-mwinder   mine    at    Fairview   in   a  |„m,bleat fie following rit.H«. vi«:.
ft»ft-#«f ««*■**:«'«'«'«"*««** **■
OTICE Ifl HEREBY GIVEN IN |Qmts Furnishings
Hats, Caps, Boots,
r\l   accordance with tie-statutes Hihi
Provincial  Reve'ue 1 ax anil all
straight line and is on the same range
but further north west and is within
lliree or lour miles of the coal mines at
While Lake
If paid on or before June 30th, 1899.
Three fifths  of  one  1 er cent on real
Two and one half per 3ont on assessed
! vmue of wild land.
It is reported here that all the slock of]    One-haif of one per cent on personal
this promising  property  is shortly to be  properly.
, ,r ., ,   .',,      .1 ,i„      On so much of the income of any par
taken olf the market altogether, as the '
company  is not desirous of letting any
more go.
From our own Correspondent :--
Several veins of mineral, it is reported,
have been opened by graders on th
line of the C. & W. railway, near here
during the past week. The lucky own
ers of these claims are highly elated over
their good fortune, as i.t seems they Have
every reason to be,
A new dam is being put into Boundary
cree*, at Tillman's mill, to form a
receiver for the logs. When this is complete this mill will be in a position  to cut
Assemblyman Klein of New Jersey
has bad his bill relating to reporters
passed through tbt bouse. It provides
that newspaper men will work eight
hours a day, and receive no less than $8,
and that they shall bo allowed two hours
for lunch.
This is all right but .the average
reporter in the e-tstdoin't do two hours
eating iu a month.
The annual starvation howl has arrived
from tbe Klondike. U. S. Consul has
informed the Washington authorities
that something will have to be done to
relieve hundreds inside of two months.
After the lesson of last year, one would
naturally think those fools would have
taken a tuuib'e and got out of the golden
hollow before winter locked them in.
Ready Made Clothing,
Blankets, Etc.
ftftftftftftftft* ftjftftft «'d:««««*»
1 beg to announce to the public
that I bav i opened up a carefully
selected and complete stock in
all llie above hues and that my
prices are right.
My stock is new, and was bought
under ir.y personal supervision
and * ill be found A 1 i.i every particular.
son us (-xcei-du one thousand dollars tbe
following rates nameiy :--Up .11 such
excess of income when the same i* not
■tore than ten thousand dollar*, one per
fiit, when such excess is over tun
tl uusain! dollars and not re ore than
twenty th'ouBana dollars, one and one
quarter of me per cent, w! en such
excess is over tv enty thousand dollars
one end one half of one per cent.
If paid after 1st July, 1899.
Four fifths   of one  pei  cent  on real
Three per cent on the assessed value
of wild land. /
Three fourths of one per cent on per
sonal piopet'ty.
On so much of thu inconie of any
persi n as e.xc.edsone thousand dollars;, . .    ,
the   following    rates    namely : - Upon ! the incorporation  11110 a city municipal-
uch excess, when the fame is not more  ity under the name   of The Corporation
NOTICE is hereby given that alter the
expiration of one mouth from this date
the undersigned aud others will apply to
the  L,ieutenant-Governor-in-Council  foi
than ten. thousand dollars, one and one
quarter per cent, when su(ch excess is
over ten tbousanl dt liars and
less than twenty thousand \lollars, one
and one-half of one per cent,tyben such
excess is over twenty thousand dollars
une and three quarters of one par cent.
Provincial Ruveuue tax t3v00 per
capita, \
C. A. R.Lamb\v,
Osoyoof, B. C.    Assessor anil Collector.
February 24th, 1899.
of the City of Columbia of that certain
locality in tbe 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 9U1 day of March, 1899.
For the petitioners,
>v 4
changed completely. Winnipeg—little.
I swampy, insignificant Winnipeg—made
j a bid for fortune. This audacious town,
] on a site where the snipe shooting was a
panic. M. Secretin's tapoclriis, chinii
and articles of vertu, with snine of I is
pictures, were wild at public auction,
realizing enormous prices.    Shortly af
.. ..       .,   ...,.    .    „     .. . .   n .    i prime attraction, with no good  farming [ terwnrds 17 pictures were lak.-n l.. L»n-
Rmhvay Kteihtifs Are Essential i« Progwssiv* I country within reftsonable  reach> uojj,,, ,,„,,,. th,.vwel, ,,,,, h, «,-*«.
[enterprising population in4he neighbor-1chrislio for nearly  OO.lXKi.    );*   c»n-
:hood, no special  facilities for business j ,rjvei| |,.lv».(.v„i',to save enough from the
  | ventures of any kind, and no apparent
: natural advantage, offered to  build the
SOME    STORIES    OF   THKIK INFLUENCE.! «*« bridge across the river at its own
j expense.
  Perhaps other motives than the one
3-THE STORV ok SKI.Kirk. j afforded influenced        the       rail-
■ way company and the government.   But
The Dominion general election of 1878 at a„, evellls  the  offer  was 8Ci.epted.
was momentous for all Canada.    Prom   T....    ....    , .     ,.     .
.Little   Winnipeg shouldered an expense
end to end, the country was stirred to I  , ,      ....     ... , ,,
of a quarter of a million dollars and the
intense excitement.     The  fate   of the i,. ,     , „ ,    »
I line never entered Selkirk at all.   In-
Mackenzie   government   hung   on the '.-..,..      .   ...       . .     ,     ,..
* ! stead, it  followed  the east bank of the
decision of the electorate   and its whole 1  .        . „..    . ... ,.
1 river down to Winnipeg, and the result
commercial and railway policy was on j .    _,     ,...,,. ,
I requires no comment.   Too late, Selkirk
trial before the people     The   National !     ..    , , .
I realized how great was her loss.    She
Policv was being  preached bv the con-    . ,        .....        ...
J attempted to retrieve it bv bonm-ing the
servative   opposition,   and the govern-1 .   .   .,,    .
company to build a line from Winnipeg
ment plans for the building of the great
wreck to live comfortably.
were   being
transcontinental   railway
fiercely attacked.
No place in the whole Dominion had
more reason to watch the contest with
anxiety than had the busy town of
Selkirk on the west bank of tbe Red
River in Manitoba. From 1874 to 1878 it
had had good reason to look forward
with hope and confidence to the future.
Those were the years of the Mackenzie
regime, and under the Liberal plan
for the construction of the railway,
Selkirk was to be on the main line of
travel across the continent. Its dream
of greatness seemed to be abundantly
justified. The town was at rhe head of
navigation for the steamers plying on
Lake Vinnipeg, Itssite was beautiful,
and was well sniled for the building of a
goodlv city. The subsoil was dry and
gravelly, limestone and otheV building
materials were to be had in abundance,
the fishing industry on the lake was a
source of much wealth, and the trade in
lumber promised to grow to immense
proportions All conceivable advantaged
conspired in its favor, and it seemed
practically certain that when the railway should cross the river at this, the snHp lately,
most natural crossing place, and thus
establish it as a centre for traffic by rail
aud water, the p isitiou of the town would
lie quite assured as the commercial
capital of Manitoba and the distributing
point for that province and of the rapid
ly expanding west.
The railway came.at leats to a point on
up the west bank. But it was of no avail.
It gave her railway communication, it is
true, but it only served to emphasize how
completely she was sidetracked.
Today Winnipeg has 40.000 people, is
i the political capital of Manitoba and the
j commercial capital of the Canadian west.
i Her name is knowh the world over, and
! she is pushing rapidly  forward for second
I place among Canadian cities.    Seliiirk
j with her three or four  hundred   people
has almost forgotten the days when  she
looked for a population of 100,000.    Her
lumber trade aud her fisheries are still
important, and she supplies   Winnipeg
with lime and other building  material.
But tier population  is  smaller  than  it
was in 1878 and ber dreams of metropolitan importance are gone forever.
A story like this is almost pathetic.
But we have to recognize that the prosperity of towns is dependent on commercial conditions, and that there is nothing more inflexible than the laws that
govern trade.
Was it a Joka?
Toronto baa a big tiro during a eold
The Fermanagh (Ireland)
rimes, bas a brilliant description of it
of which lb- following is part. The
paper apparently printed it in good
"A tire occurred on Front street, do
stroying almost an entire block of buildings.    Many of the firemen became im
oeddod in ice, and had t • he chopped
the east bank, just across the river from I out    The U1H(, fr(1z, t)), ||e ^ ,Uf|d „nd
the town.    Iu the year of the great elect- i water fr„ze m „ fM< ||ntj| f|w bnpnlagg
ion. the line was being built from that buila>gHiaok«l   like   iceb-rgs     Many
point   eastward   to   meet   construction  flre,uen ttlKj „„|i0iwa w«re badly fruit-
parties,  working  westward   from   Port   |,jtten."
Arthur.     The  question   was   settled; a |
treat bridge was to be built and the line j
, ,  . ... .     ..... A Former   upper King Dead
would be continued   through   Selkirk.      „,  -. ... ,     .
passing then to tht north of Lake Mani- !    M> W,ur:> r""nt,tr "f ,be S"t;,H,e
toba and on to the west.   The town was |1>8 Mstl,HU Snd uhief ***at ,n the *reat | SEND
We carry everything
to be found in an up
to date Grocery store
All    work  truaranteed first   clas* iu
every respect.
fu I lin- of Hlatione-v kept, in stock,
B.   C
IS   FULL . , .
of newspapers. The Rkvikw it full
of up to date news abou* the mines
the smelter, the prospector, and the
resources of Yale.
satisfied, and settled  down   to  the  en-
: copper   ring of  1888. died   recently in
< •   . I Paris,
joytn. nt of its future. |
But Selkirk and the Mackenzie admin- J M Secretau, iu February 1888, form-
juration suffered a common disaster in I ed a French syndicate to raise the price
that great rout of September, 1878. Tbe j °' ""PP"'. the'> very low. by a monopoly,
conservative party was returned to power, j Tnp syndicate bud everything its own
•nd the new government had new plans. \wu>' "ntil a"»r(-'b *>t tne following year,
A new Pharoah bad arisen and he knew j wheD il omu '" grief thrnngh M. Secre- j
not Joseph. ■ *Br'B *''•' ^I't'C'ilalion in copper, its cj»1« ,
The direction ul tltt railway line was  'ap»-being followed   bv   u   widespread  TWO DOLLARS   A YEAR
to your friends in the east.   It w\
save the trouble of writing letters
The poor as well  as  the rich can
enjoy it.   Only
We Do
The Best
Send us an order for any kind
of Art or Commercial printing
and   we turn  it oat in short
We   have   the   only   Litho -
Craving. 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
date and don't be cheap.
In Eastern Canada
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 IK IPIB SILK.
It is a Pity Some of That Gond Canadian
Lucre Could Not be Left Here,
The Republic mine has been  transferred   to  Canadian   control      The main
office ot the company will be removed to
Montreal in the near future,   and  Caua
dian capital will operate the property
The price which stockholder- will
receive for their holdings is''not known.
It was understood when Patrick Clark
went east with 925,000 shares of the
Republic in bis own nam », as pool trus
tee, that he would sell fhe"cbntr61 of the
mine for $2.50 per share, and thaf the
stock disposed of would come'from the
members of the pool pro rata, everybody
thereby retaining a portion of his inter st
in tbe property While this price was
lower than the market figure on the
st <ck, it? was Mr. Clark's idea, and his
associates ill the company agree with
him' that Hie sale of the control to strong
men in eastern Canada, would so en-
chauce the value of the stock that the
remaining holdings of the Spokane
people would bs wor'.'i more than what
tbey originally held.
This deal means great things for
Republic camp, lor it is the introduction
of'the laruous reservation mines toHhe
eastern financial world, and the beginning of the development of the camp upon broad lines.
Columbia, too, may wed be pleased
with tha new arrangement. Though we
prefer to see Canadian cjp.tal employed
00 oiiro.v.i sideof the boundary line, we
recognize that the Republic mines are
turning the attention of eastern men to
this district, and tlie Boundary countiy,
on whic'h Columbia is dependent, cannot fail to benefit largely. Another
point ii obvious. Canadians of means
and enterprise stand ready to put their
money into wes em mining ventures.
If they will buy ill Republic, thev will
buy at least as readily in Canada, given
tlie same showings and the same development to justiiy a purchase.
The Bonita.
Some fine samples ofoie were brought
down from the Boiuta mineral claim on
the hill adjoining Co unib d, line »<—k
It was tanen fioni the 20 fool sli ft and
runs about #211 i;> vuluee. W.oi-k will be
commenced "" "'is claim shortly.
Reasons Why This Site was Chosen by Our Syndicate.
COLUMHiA.   -'• •'   •   . ■■■ --,-•-• .'...■''..-..'.
It is one of the most perfect natural   inland  lownsttei on   this continent, hein,'  a   level   priirie
. surrounded by beautiful mountains ricli; in gold and copper'.        ,, .
Iu its neighborhood tliere is 11. large extent of Tertiie'agrrcuUural land on which grain atirl fruits can be
grown iii abundance, superior in this respect tojiW town in tlie'KootenayV or  in   the  Southern   Vale
Kel.y Wouldn't lieUluflcd •
A fracas'took place Hi the boutjdarj
tine near Carson, Sunda), in which a
professional gen leuiill) uud Ins butler
half wore lllu principal actors. The
ttbove couple hired an outfit to bring
their worldly belongings to Una side,
wh-ie they Intend to local*, but before
crossing the international bounduo ano
entering her mnj'MyV domain-; the
driver demanded Ins bit.. IhisbYought
down on bis bead tbe wratu and indl •
nation of the lad), who went at turn in
tegular Fitzsituinuos ttyle. This not
baling tbe desired etf.-el li«. husband'
pulled one of those small coaxers that
are usually carried in tlie hip |i -ck-'l liy
gctitlemi n, and trieo to. run aluutf. but
Kelly wouldn't be '.uju'lf id, aud the
uauuhty pair paiJ up, and went on
their way rejoining.
There are no low flats on our townsite annually subject to overflow.
Behind it are lai ge milling camps traversed by enormous bodies of mineral, wonderful in their size and
containing high percentages of copper with appreciable gold values,
Experienced prospectors and miners: predict these various camps will inside of chree years develop into
the most phenomenal in the world's history,
The '"camp* directly tributary to this town are WHITE'S or CENTRAL, WELLINGTON, SUMMIT
cilnip., etl nigh according to present prospects to m ike twenty Rosslands.
Adjoining the town there is a large supply of timber, such as    ne, fir, U nir.ick and cedar continuing
upjtbe North Fork.
lif the neighborhoon are superior clay beds suitiible 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 UiCwhdle Boundary* tfoilntry'. :"i.
Kor two years at least it will be th? transfer point for those going to or leaving >
and othe.rjjcanips iu the Slate of Washington.
It will be the great residential centre for Kooteiuty and Yale districts, as there is room (or expansion
and with good schools and other adjuncts of civilization established the men who make their money ,ip the
various surrounding mining camps will erect their homes here.
.     We alruadv. have embryo water works fed by a beautiful spriujj capable of amply supplying a city of
,  -.-   jfi   i   >'"..'- • .
jq.ooo people, after which we have a large spring lake oil an adjoining mountain, as a further unlimited
source of supply. , .,' ' ';
In two months we will have a complete system ol electric lighting established.
Our streets can bceasily graded and all other city improvements can be made at little cost.
"i'e will shortly be incorporated as a city when streets will be graded, sidewalks built'and public build-
in^'-i erected^ *   -. '■
A smelts r will be 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 .from Republic, Greenwood and all westerly or south-westerly points so that   all
pass«ngei s will stop over at least one night.'
The Classes of Citizens we Want.
:.      £Jkeii}sofelij, steady and industrious, men with energy, quick to think and, act
decordtngly, some capital (either in pocket, brain or muscle), men with faith in
the future:aui d prepared to work for it.   To such men we extend-a welcome and
Ihey mill 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 loho comes will
be the one we wilt patronize.
Correspondence solicited and, all information readily given.
A. W. ROSS, Manager.
Anderson's  Store
Crockery and Glassware
Consisting of plain, white and figured Toilet Sets, teacups and
saucers, plates, soup howls, individual side dishes and platters,
glass water pitchers, sugar bowls, 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   *    nice    line    of the   latest good*  id
Summer Silks, Cashmere*. Sateens, Muslins, Lawns, Prints. Embroidery and laces 	
HDOTPDIP^ *   ' 8m °Peninlf up nice fresh (roods every week and am pre-
UIVVA/fUl\l£i7 •   pared to famish Hotels, Restaurants, Mining Camps, and
^neab!e8mp£.OD'hor,e,t BOl'oe " Mail Ojjerj Receive Special Attention
And fa
Ths beat India and Ceylon Teas in tbe market.
Choice Mocba k Java (Coffee,, Salvadore &' Ceylon
Coffees. Ask for iamplst
and prices.
Mr. George Eastman the Cascade
banker was on the stage Friday on his
way to Greenwood.
Peter Wright has been appointed issuer of marriage licences for Columbia.
So far only one victim ban been corralled.
F. Whittaker of the < 'olumbia stage
line left for Bossburg Thureday to bring
in Mrs. Whittaker who will take up her
residence here.
Mr. Livingstone one of NiagarV
merchants was in the city Friday. Mr.
Livingstone will move his stock from
the former town, probably tot'olumbia.
The Rev. James Wallace went up to
Niagara last Tuesday and joined yj
matrimonial bliss, Joseph Shaw, of the
Niagara hotel and Miss Minnie Faas,
also of Niagara.
Mrs. Ht. John and daughter arrived
from the Cove, Christina lake, on Thursday and will open up their new hotel
which has just been completed, next to
the | oet office.
Tbe Old Ironsides has been closed
down until the aew seven drill compressor is put in placo. This will make
two seven drill compressors now in the
oiirji). When work starts up again an
extra force of miners will be put on.
Wo wish to call attention to J. Auder
son's ad. in this issue. He has just received a large order of dry goods including summer silks, cashmeres, lawnp,
laces, pi ints and .unbroderiee. He has
also a carload of groceries on the road
from Vancouver which he expects will
arrive by the time ho has his new store
Hay, ncCalfum & Wright
Financial and Insurance Agents
All Kinds of House Finish, flash Factory, Store
Fronts and Saloon fiixtures a Specialty.
Furniture Made to Order
E. Spraggett  ~ ~  *    grand forks


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