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 IU Crofton torn
AND
COWICHAN NEWS
Devoted to the Mining and Agricultural Interests of Vancouver Island, Texada
Island, and Coast Mainland Districts.
VOL. 1.
CROFTON, B. C, THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 1902.
NO. 5
THE SMELTER SITE.
"WTORK on the smelter site at Crofton has now as-
W     sumed proportions which may be interestingly
compared with the accompanying illustration
of the smelter buildings as they will be when completed.
The site of the main excavation noticeable in the illustration, is at present a busy and picturesque scene
with numerous teams of horses continuously passing
dominant feature in the scene. A temporary line of rails
has been laid to the site of the ore houses at the back,
on the left.
On the right, just out of the way of the excavators,
the ground is encumbered with lumber. Here numbers
of carpenters are at work framing the buildings that are
to be erected. The work of excavation has now proceeded so far that building may be commenced at once.
An engine shed, with small engine for hauling material
THE SMELTER.
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and intermingling in the landscape as they haul scraper
fills of earth in long lines toward the shore. The greater portion of the earth to be thus moved has been so
taken out, and the excavation already made begins to
to assume the appearance shown in the illustration.
Another week or two will see the completion of this
work. A further line of excavation running to the right
is also being dug out to connect the engine and boiler
houses with the other works.
The excavation for the foundations of the large stack
125 teet high, is already completed and ready for masonry. This landmark as it arises, will soon be the pre-
from the shore, is set at the back. The earthwork platform running along the shore in the foreground, with a
line of rails, is already a feature.
A large part of the lumber for building is on the
ground, and the remainder is contracted, for. The chief
contractors, Messrs. Sherbourne & Smith, have given
out sub-contracts for the ironwork, and the quarrying
and hauling of stone, gravel and sand, to the building
site.    The entire work will now proceed rapidly.
A hundred and more men are busy upon the scene
daily, and carpenters' shops, and other necessary erections are springing up on every hand. THE CROFTON GAZETTE AND COWICHAN NEWS.
LENORA-MT. SICKER MINING NEWS.
THE Lenora Company have struck high-grade ore
in the crosscut in No. 3 tunnel. This is the
same ore of which the first assay went over $500
per ton. This high-grade ore has now been proved in
five different places and is, without doubt, continuous.
The fact of this high-grade ore being proved goes to
show that Mt. Sicker will not only depend upon its sulphide ores, but also on its gold and silver ores.
The company are putting in a modern ore-sorting
plant capable of treating 250 tons a day, and provision
is being made for this to be duplicated if necessary.
The trestle over the E. & N. railway is practically completed, and the laying of rails on the extension to Crofton is proceeding rapidly. The company will resume
shipments of ore about the 15th April, when it is expected that over 200 tons of ore will be sent daily to the
Crofton smelter.
Two 20-ton Shay-geared locomotives will be used for
hauling ore to the smelter, a third locomotive being
held in reserve in case of accident.
MESSRS.   RH1NEHART  AND  CO S  PROPERTIES.
Messrs. Rhinehart & Co. are energetically proceeding with exploratory and development work on their
Chemainus river properties. They are driving a tunnel
and will continue this work until they strike the ledge.
Exploratory work has led to the belief that the ledge
dips at an angle of 45 degrees, and assuming this to be
so Mr. Rhinehart calculates to reach the ore body at a
distance of another seventy or seventy-five feet. Indications so far are very good. The schist through which
drifting is being carried has shown very heavy copper
stains throughout. Several other claim owners in this
new district are waiting to see the result of the work
which Messrs. Rhinehart & Co. have in hand.
reliable water supply for the town. This last was urgent with the dry weather coming on.
Messrs. Pearce, Mcintosh, Kirkwood, Dyke, Broad-
well and G. A. Allen, spoke to the resolution, and it
was agreed to lay a statement before Mr. Croft. At
the same time the consensus of opinion was that
matters might safely be left in the hands of Mr Croft
himself with his large interests in the place, and his
well-known progressiveness.
Mr. Lindsay, the newly-appointed sanitary inspector,
then opened a discussion on the proper precautions to be
taken with regard to the sanitary arrangements of the
new town. It was resolved to disallow cesspits, and to
insist on water-tight urinals and dry-earth closets, and
on proper drainage and disinfection of the different
premises. All present were unanimous in deciding to
inaugurate a complete practical system of sanitation
from the outset and abide by it.
The fire wardens, Messrs. Conlin, Pearce and Whit-
ingham, then introduced discussion upon fire matters.
Mr. M. J. Conlin, it may be remembered, was for some
years assistant chief of the Victoria fire brigade. The
meeting was most unanimous, and showed anxiety and
willingness to comply with suggested requirements as
to the lining and placing of stove pipes, roof plates,
etc. A vote of thanks to the chairman closed the proceedings.
THE  YREKA   CO.
Mr. N. S. Clarke leaves for the northwest coast of
the isiand by the Queen City, on her next voyage. He
goes to superintend the development of the Yreka Copper Co's claims on Quatsino Sound. He has just sent
up a further batch of 15 men to work for the company.
The results of development work on the Yreka mine at
Mt. Richards continue to be very satisfactory.
DEER SHOOTING OUT OF SEASON.
Billy Thorne, a well-known Indian hunter, was
brought np before James Maitland-Dougall, Esq.,
charged with shooting deer out of season and within
the precints of Duncans. Mr. A. H. Lomas, the provincial constable, prosecuted, and Mr. W. R. Robertson, the Indian agent, watched the case on behalf of the
accused.
The Indian pleaded guilty, but stated that Mr. Robertson had given him to understand that his conduct
was legitimate. Mr. Robertson bore out this view, and
said that a statement of his to the accused might unquestionably have been construed in this manner.
To meet the justice of the case and at the same time
to uphold the provisions of the Act, the magistrate accordingly ordered a conviction, but did not impose any
penalty.
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THE COWICHAN FARMER'S INSTITUTE
A regular meeting of this association will take place
on 5th April next, at 2 p.m., in the Agricultural hall,
Duncans. Besides general discussion of agricultural
questions, two addresses will be delivered. The Hon.
C. L. Smith, of Minnesota, will lecture on " Forage
Crops," and S. C. Anderson, Esq., of Ontario, on
" Root Growing." A large attendance of members is
anticipated, both speakers being well known and much
appreciated as lecturers on agriculture.
PUBLIC AFFAIRS  AT CROFTON.
At a public meeting held in the townsite estate office
on Monday, 24th inst. Mr. M. J. Conlin was elected to
the chair, and Capt. Mcintosh to act as secretary. The
chairman stated the primary object of the meeting,
which was to respectfully approach Mr. H. Croft with
a view to securing sidewalks for the streets,   as also a
NEW CONTRACTS.
Messrs. Sherbourne & Smith, the chief contractors
for the smelter building have given Mr. J. Robertson of
Victoria, the sub-contract for the iron work.
We believe that Messrs. Keast & Lewis have secured
the contract for delivering stone, also sand to the
smelter works.
We understand that Mr. Geo. Lewis has taken a contract from the Cowichan Lumber Co. to cut 7,000,000
feet of lumber at Cowichan lake, and deliver same at
salt water.
Mr. J. Say ward, of Victoria, and the Chemainus mills,
are supplying most of the lumber for the smelter construction.
Mr. and Mrs. H. de M. Mellin and family have moved into their new residence near Duncans. This property owned by Mrs. Finlayson, of Victoria, has lately
been held by Mr. A. H. Lomas, and Mr. Mellin is renting it whilst his new estate at. Somenos is being got into
shape.
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PLUMPER'S PASS.
Galiano island is one of the prettiest and pleasantest
of the numerous islands around our coast. At its
southernmost extreme is of course the pass through
which steamers make the voyage from Vancouver to
Victoria. Plumper's Pass is quite a lively summer
habitation in the season. On both sides of the pass on
Galiano island and on Mayne island are scattered many
good farms and comfortable residences. Here is quite
a social centre and a great tourist resort. Mr. and
Mrs. Eustace Maude are going to run the hotel this
year at Point Comfort. They have bought a number of
pleasure boats and horses. There is quite an English
element here, and bachelors are numerous. The climate
is good and the fishing, boating, bathing and hunting
opportunities are excellent. Of late the residents of the
Pass have had several dances, and the Galiano Amateur
Dramatic Society gave a first-class entertainment in aid
of the new organ for the church. The programme consisted of a piece called "Betsy Baker." Mrs. A. Cayzer,
Mrs. Stewart and Messrs. T. Cayzer and Worge, comprised the cast. There was a large and appreciative
audience, and another performance will shortly be given.
Spring seems to be hovering round. Violets are out,
and the plum trees in blossom.
There is a pretty little church in the bay, in which the
Rev. Canon Paddon of Victoria, officiates on alternate
Sundays.
It is a beautiful sail among the islands between
Galiano, Mayne, Salt Spring and Kuper islands to
Osborne bay.
Mr. William Cayzer of Galiano, was out last summer
with J. H. Gray, Esq., C.E., on the Kitimat-Hazelton
survey. There is quite a settlement of Cayzers in the
vicinity.
Mr. T. Cayzer, a well-known resident, has been
working for Mr. Page, the postmaster, on his beautiful
ranch in the valley, reached by a charming walk through
pine and fir forest.
Communication with the islands is carried on by the
steamer " Iroquois," which calls at Plumper's Pass on
Wednesdays and Saturdays. The "Charmer" and
numerous other steamers pass daily.
Mr. Murcheson is putting up a wharf for a large contract of steamer wood. The pile driver was towed over
from Salt Spring island, and the steamer chartered by
Mr. Raynes, the government agent.
There is no mining on the island, the rock being
chiefly sandstone and conglomerate. But there are
seams of coal. The coal rights are owned mostly by
the Vancouver Coal Co. There is a quarry on Saturna
island, owned by Mr. Taylor, and this affords a good
deal of work.
Quite a lively summer is expected at Plumper's Pass.
Numbers of families are coming from both Vancouver
and Victoria to spend the warm months and enjoy the
fine air and the views at Point Comfort. The hotel at
the Point is quiet and home-like and in keeping with
the name of the place.
Mr. Geo. Thomson, the very eminent copper metallurgist of New York, has been staying at the Tzouhalem
hotel, Duncans, during the past week or two in consultation with Mr. C. Livingston, managing director of
the Tyee Co., and Mr. Thomas Kiddie, the newly
appointed smelter manager. These gentlemen have
together visited the Tyee property on Mt. Sicker, and
the smelter site at Ladysmith. The construction of the
Tyee smelter at Ladysmith is of course the object of
their consultations.
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THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 1902.
THE ALBERNI RAILWAY.
" I 'HE inhabitants of Alberni have presented a lengthy
and comprehensive memorial to the Premier of
the Province, urging both upon the Provincial and Dominion governments the strong claims of Alberni to
railway connection with Victoria and the main line of
railway through the island. The natural claims of
Alberni and the West Coast to some sort of railway accommodation is a hardly disputed fact. Ways and
means for such railway construction have even been
practically discussed. Difference of opinion, chiefly
political, alone comes in as to the route across the
island which the proposed railway should take.
The inhabitants of Nanaimo and district naturally
want a line with its starting point in their town. They
have held meetings and left no stone unturned to publicly impress the government authorities with the
advantages of their route. The result is that the government have promised to put a surveying party in the
field as soon as weather permits, to make a survey of a
possible line from Nanaimo to Alberni. The enterprising townspeople of Nanaimo will doubtless not rest
here, but we shall hear of lots of other public meetings
and further delegations in support of their object.
Meanwhile, what are the inhabitants of the Cowichan
district doing to secure the alternative Cowichan valley
route for the new railway to Alberni ? So little indeed,
that a new comer might with ample reason conclude
that we are apathetic in the matter. We have the fairest and broadest grounds to claim that a railway through
the Cowichan valley would tap a country richer in agriculture, mining and lumbering than any other of equal
extent on the whole island. The Victoria Board of
Trade at several meetings have deliberately resolved
that the Cowichan valley route to Alberni is the most
feasible and useful. The Victoria board are further
pressing this view upon the authorities. In this respect
the inhabitants of Cowichan have a powerful and influential body working for their interests. But no matter
how august a public body may be, its hands and  acts
can always be strengthened by the resolutions of public
meetings and by the assistance of properly appointed
deputations acting as mouthpieces of the popular view.
From a public point of view the inhabitants of Cowichan
have hardly as yet made a move to secure the great advantages of this railway running through their district.
It is not that public interest in the matter is not keen, but
so far public expression has been lacking.
It is not too late. Even the most informal public
meetings exert their influence in politics, and all railway
schemes are essentially political questions. But we
would urge more than this. We would like to suggest
some permanent public organization of opinion and interests in this district. Ladysmith has its Board of
Trade already. Cowichan has its municipality and its
deep-rooted foundations of prosperity. We hope Cowichan will also ere long have a local Board of Trade, or
some other similar public body to ventilate the great and
varied, though at present scattered and unorganized
agricultural, mining and mercantile interests of this old
settled district.
Mr. Henry Croft paid a visit to Crofton on Sunday.
He came through from Mt. Sicker where he has been
organising preparations for further work on the Lenora
mine, and expediting the construction of the Mt. Sicker
railway extension. Best of all he brought the splendid
news that the Lenora Company have made a rich strike
of high-grade ore at the lowest level of the mine workings.
The public meeting held at Crofton on Monday is of
good augury, showing so distinctly the practical business ideas which animate our prominent citizens, as also
their public spirit, and the mutual feelings of good will
and a desire to work loyally together, which characterised the proceedings throughout.
VICTORIA & SIDNEY RAILWAY
Trains will run between Victoria and Sidney as follows:
DAILY:
Leave Victoria at 7.45 a. m.   4.00 p. m.
"    Sidneyat  9.00   "        5.45    "
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY:
Leave Victoria at    7.45 a. m.    2.00 p. ni.
"    Sidneyat 9.00   "        5.45   "
STEAMER  "MYSTERY"
Connects  at Sidney  with  morning train DAILY for
CROFTON.    Returning connects with
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THE COWICHAN LAWN TENNIS CLUB.
THE annual general meeting of the Cowichan Lawn
Tennis Club was held at the Tzouhalem hotel on
Thursday, March 13th. The following members
being present: Messrs. J. Maitland-Dougall, C. Rivaz,
A. H. Lomas, J. Musgrave, J. Robertson, A. Johnston,
D. Alexander, jr., L. A. Knox. Mr. Robertson was
elected to the chair. The secretary-treasurer, Mr. J.
Musgrave, read the minutes of last year's general meeting and presented the accounts of the past season which
showed a substantial balance of cash in hand. The following officers were elected for the current year : President, Mr. Pimbury; committee, Messrs. Elkington,
Barkley, W. N. Musgrave, A. H. Lomas, J. Maitland-
Dougall, L. A. Knox ; secretary-treasurer, C. Rivaz.
After some discussion the following resolution was
moved by A. H. Lomas, seconded by T. A. Knox, and
carried unanimously : "That rule 3 of the club, which
reads as follows : ' The subscription for ordinary members shall be $2.50 per annum and family tickets $5.00,
admitting parents and their children,' be amended to
read after the word parents ' their daughters and sons
under 21 years of age.' " There being no other business
the meeting adjourned with a hearty vote of thanks to
the president, Mr. Pimbury, and the retiring officers.
To the kindness of Mr. J. Musgrave, the retiring secretary, we are indebted for the following facts about the
origin ol this flourishing institution. The Cowichan
Lawn Tennis Club, which has just completed its 14th
season, was organised by a tew lawn tennis enthusiasts
in 1887 and has steadily increased in popularity and
and membership until at the present time it has a roll
of nearly 100 members. The club grounds are situated
on Mr. Pimbury's beautiful property overlooking Cowichan bay ; the grounds being lent for this purpose by
Mr. Pimbury, to whose unfailing courtesy and generosity the members of the club owe their many pleasant
afternoons. The club grounds consist of four courts,
and a meeting is held every Saturday afternoon when
tea is supplied by the ladies of the club—a rather serious
undertaking when one considers that it is no uncommon thing to see seventy-five or eighty members on the
grounds during the afternoon.
[We regret exceedingly that owing to a mistake the
above report was omitted from publication in our last
issuej.
SUDDEN DEATH OF AN OLD  RESIDENT.
George Hutchison, an old man between 70 and 80
years of age, and a well-known eccentric character in
the district, was lately found dead in his cabin, near
Duncans. He had long been a pensioner upon the
municipality and the kindness of neighbours, and though
he was always more or less feeble and ailing in health
his death was sudden and unexpected. He was a citizen
of the United States, and negotiations had, from time
to time, been carried on between the Provincial Secretary and the American government with regard to his
return to his own country. These had just been brought
to a satisfactory conclusion and his journey had been
arranged for, but death intervened at the last moment.
The old man got his wish in a way for he declared that
he would never leave the district. Coroner J. Norcross
and Dr. D. G. Perry held an inquiry as to his death,
the doctor stating the immediate cause to be heart disease, and that diseased had been dead probably three
days before he was discovered.
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LOCAL NOTES.
Mr. Andy Forrest is in Duncans on business.
The Messrs. Edgson have been busy hauling lumber
to the Yreka.
Mr. F. Price has gone down to Victoria to buy horses
for his Cowichan lake stage team.
Dr. R. N. Stoker, of Cowichan lake, got a big basket on the 15th.   The fish averaged about 2 lbs.
Mr. Harry Fry, P.L.S., is up the Koksilah valley
surveying for the Cowichan Lumber Co.
Mr. and Mrs. F. Sherbourne are staying at the Tzou-
halem hotel, Duncans, with their little son.
C. Dickie, Esq., M.P.P., spent his week-end respite
from parliamentary turmoils at his home in Duncans.
Mr. W. E. Blythe's newcomer has been seen in Duncans the last few days driving about in a perambulator.
Mr. H. Keast has put his new stage on the Crofton
and Westholme line. It was built by Merton, of Victoria.
Mr. Henry Croft and Mr. Berridge of the Lenora
Mt. Sicker Co., have been " up the hill " on a business
visit ot several days duration.
It is believed that there will be three double-train services every week after the 29th inst. The extra trains
will be run on Wednesdays.
Mr. McAffee, of the Hudson Bay Co., and Mr. Wallace, of Mowat & Wallace, caught 62 trout the other
day in Somenos lake.
Mr. E. M. Skinner, P.L.S., has returned to Duncans
from the Malahat district, where he has been surveying
some mineral claims for Messrs. Dickie and Wood.
Miss H. E. Jones is giving up the matronship of the
Chemainus hospital from the ist April, much to the regret of her numerous friends in the neighbourhood.
Mr. Harry Smith has arrived safely in England. He
finds great changes in the old country after his long
absence of 29 years ; but he won't be happy till he gets
back to B. C.
Mr. Morten came down from the lake on Friday. He
has been superintending the new improvements at
Messrs Price Bros., Cowichan lake hotel, and has also
been securing mining properties.
Mr. W. A. Woods has bought the property held by
the trustees of the Methodist church at Maple Bay. He
is going to build upon it at once, and has already
done a good deal of slashing.
Messrs. Riblet and Painter, both of Nelson, B.C.,
have been in Duncans in connection with the aerial
tramway which it is proposed to build from the Tyee
mine to a point near Somenos on the E. N. railway.
Trout fishing has comenced in real earnest. Major
Jones and Mr. C. J. Prior, of Messrs. Eberts & Taylor,
of Victoria, have been down at Duncans securing large
baskets from the Cowichan river. They stayed at the
Tzouhalem hotel.
Mr. Geo. Maupin is down from the Chemainus river
mines on a visit to Duncans. He reports all well in the
mining district, but the trails are bad. He accomplished a record on his way down, making the eighteen odd
miles in a little over five hours.
We regret that in a recent issue a printer's error gave
Mr. Beaumont Boggs as the name of the Tyee cook at
Mount Sicker who lately met with a nasty accident to
his head. This should have been our popular neighbour Mr. Charles Beamont, of Maple Bay. We are
glad to hear from Dr. Perry that he is recovering satisfactorily.
A railway oar seen standing in Duncans station of
late had come all the way from Winnipeg, laden with
Hungarian flour direct from Ogilvie's mills. It was
consigned to Duncans' enterprising merchant, Mr. W.
P. Jaynes. This is the first equally large direct consignment brought into the district.
Mr. S. C. Bell, the well-known proprietor of the
Cowichan meat market, has gone to the hospital at
Victoria to have an operation performed, and the
sympathies of many friends go with him. During his
absence he has left his brother, Mr. J. T. Bell, in charge
of the market, assisted by Mr. J. Marsh, who used to be
cook at the Tyee, and Mr. H. Webster. Mr. S. C. Bell
is a Crofton lot-holder.
Mr. O. Smithe, nephew of Mr. Geo. Keir, met with
an unfortunate accident last week through the falling of
his horse as he was riding into Duncans. It was at first
thought that his arm was broken, but Dr. Perry on
examination, found only a bad sprain. This being attended to by the doctor, Mr. O. Smithe was able to
proceed on his way home.
Messrs. J. E. Williams and Tom Melrose, brother to
the man that was killed on the Tyee, were passing up
shingles for the roofing of the Quamichan hotel when
the scaffolding broke and they fell on to the verandah.
It was a twenty-foot fall. Mr. Williams unfortunately
met with an injury to his spine. Mr. Melrose had the
skin taken off his leg from the knee down. Both are
improving satisfactorily under Dr. Perry's treatment.
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caandise.
Depot for Giant Powder Co.       B. C. Pottery Co.
Duncans. Quamichan.
DUNCANS FLOUR AND FEED MILLS
Manufacturer of
Dairy Chop and All Kinds of Mill Stuffs por Feeding
Purposes.
W. P. JAYNES,
Proprietor.
SEND YOUR ORDERS
 FOR-
Hay, Grain and Mill Feed
— -TO-
The B^ackman-Ker Milling Co.,
(LIMITED)
MANUFACTURERS  OF
B. & K. ROLLED OATS.
A
VICTORIA-
AND-
-VANCOUVER. THE CROFTON GAZETTE AND COWICHAN NEWS.
CROFTON UP TO DATE.
Mr. F. Young, C.E., has recently been taking levels
with a view to conducting water to the town and smelter.
The two hotels are  nearing completion  every day.
The  temporary accommodation, however, supplied at
both houses is ample and comfortable.
y^ Mrs. G. A. Allen and child took up their residence in
Crofton  on  Sunday last.    Mr. G. A. Allen is superintending Mr. A. Howe's butcher shop.
Grippe has been prevalent in town. One of the latest
victims was Mrs. A. B. Whittingham, our pioneer citizens. We are pleased to say, however, that her recovery has been very satisfactory.
A considerable stimulus to work has been given by
the recent opening up of operations on the wharf, and
on the smelter site. The piles are already driven out
for more than 300 feet from the shore. The smelter
site is a hive of activity.
Mr. Berridge, Mr. James Harvey and Mr. R. Jaeger,
came up by the boat on Sunday and were busily engaged
at the estate office. Mr. Jaeger took over the duties
lately performed by Mr. Harvey in connection with the
sale of lots. Mr. James Harvey went north to Skag-
way on Monday, and Crofton residents will miss his
cheery presence and unfailing courtesy. His frequent
visits to Crofton were pleasantly looked forward to by
all who had business to transact with the estate.
Mr. R. Jaeger, on this his first visit to Crofton, was
greatly charmed by the beauty of the scene, and impressed by the advantageous situation of the town.
TELEPHONE AND POST OFFICE AT CROFTON.
The telephone will connect with Westholme in a few
days.    Mr. W. Johnson has lost no time over this work.
The postmaster at Victoria is making up a special
Crofton mail bag, pending the establishment of a post
office. Messrs. Dyke & Kirkwood are receiving it and
distributing letters, etc.
The lecture lately given by the Lord Bishop of Columbia in the Masonic hall, Duncans, was largely attended
from all parts of the country. The Bishop delivered a
learned and interesting address, illustrated by excellent
lime-light views. In the course of his lecture he explained the architectural features of the principal
English cathedrals, and pointed out the symbolic ideas
wrought into them by their fervent and devotional
builders. His large audience spent a most enjoyable
and instructive evening.
QUEEN'S MARKET
Cor. Govt, and Johnson Sts., Victoria, B. C.   Tel. 32.    P. 0. Box 18.
LAWRENCE  GOODACRE  & SONS,
Wholesale and Retail Butchers.   Contractors by appointment
to His Majesty's Royal Navy, The Dominion Government, etc.
Shipping supplied at lowest rates.
A. B. WHITTINGHAM,
PRIVATE   BOARDING   HOUSE,
Home Comforts.    Moderate Rates.
Joan Avenue,      -      -       -      CROFTON, B. C.
A.  HOWE,
BUTCHER,
Established  for six years  at Chemainus.
Best Meat at most liberal
prices.
Joan Avenue,
Crofton, B. C.
BENNETT'S
THE WHARF, CROFTON.
The work of wharf construction is now proceeding
vigorously. A new contract has been given to Messrs.
Sherbourne & Smith, and this enterprising firm of contractors has lost no time in bringing a pile driver round
from Chemainus. This is now working daily and rows
of piles are already driven well out into the bay. The
new contractors will have wharfage facilities available
for the "Mystery" and small steamers in a week's time,
and before the end of next month their contract will be
completed. The approach has been laid out and graded
by the survey party. The scene of these operations is a
busy one, and a large number of men are at work.
CROWN
BRAND
GUTTA PERCHA FUSE
AWARDED THE GREATER BRITAIN EX.
GOLD MEDAL, 1899.
THIS POPULAR FAVORITE STILL LEADS.
The Easter entertainment given in aid of the funds of
St. Peter's Quamichan, will take place on the 31st inst.
at the Agricultural hall. The programme includes:
1. Songs; 2. Mrs. Jarley's waxworks; 3. Operatta,
"The Twin Sisters;" also, dancing. Doors open at
7.30 p.m. Refreshments at 10.30 p.m. Admission,
adults, 50c; children, 25c.
Holman Bros.
Patent Rock Drill.
AWARDED THE GOLD MEDAL, PARIS, 1900.
IN STOCK AT VICTORIA.
We are pleased to hear that a number of eminent
mining authorities have lately been visiting the Mt.
Sicker and Mt. Richards section of the country, and
that every indication points to the further introduction
of American money for opening up the mines in these
localities.
Manufacturers of Air Compressors and all
kinds of Mining Machinery.
ESTIMATES ON APPLICATION.
Rowland Machin, Gen'' Agent-
YATES STREET, VICTORIA,15. C. 8
THE CROFTON GAZETTE AND COWICHAN NEWS.
., Ltd.
VICTORIA,   B.   C.
Boots and Shoes, Rubber Boots, &c.
Letter Orders promptly and carefully filled.
MINERS' FOOTWEAR A SPECIALTY.
Write for Catalogue.
J
Bi
1
CROFTON
The New Smelting Centre of
the Pacific Coast.
FOR LOTS
APPLY TO
Real Estate Brokers
AND
The Lenora Mt. Sicker Copper
Milliner Co., Ltd.
(Non-Personal Liability),
VICTORIA, B. C.
J.  H. WHITTOME,
Agent for DUNCANS, V. I.
London and Lancashire Fire Insurance Co.
Royal Insurance Co.
SPECIAL NOTICE.
By special arrangement with the B. C. Mining Record we are
able to offer particularly advantageous terms for combined subscription
to that well known excellent periodical and the Crofton Gazette for
$3.00 per annum.
Subscriptions received by the Crofton Publishing Co., Crofton
or the B. C. Mining Record, P. O. Box 645, Victoria.

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