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The Greenwood Miner.
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Vol. III. No. 24.
Greenwood, B. C, June 15, 1901.
Per Year, $2.00
THE  SUNSET  MINE
A Large Ore Body Exposed
By Crosscut Tunnel
TWO  HUNDRED   FEET OF ORE
In Crosscut, and Two Hundred and
Fifty Thousand Tons Above
the 100-Foot Level.
Last month the Miner published particulars of the Montreal & Boston Copper company's Sunset group, in Dead-
wood camp, together with Borne details
of the work done in development of the
Sunset and Crown Silver claims. Mention was also then made of the fact that
lately three surlace openings had been
made���two on the Sunset and one on
the Crown Silver. During a recent
visit to the mine a better knowledge of
the later developments at the Sunset
was obtained, and it was then learned
that what earlier had been described as
"two surface openings" had now assumed the shape of acrosecutttiunel through
the hill which constitutes the big outcrop on this claim. On each side of this
hill an opening was made a few weeks
Bince and the presence of ore in quantity
having been disclosed by this Burface
work, the driving of a tunnel waB
definitely decided upon and this work
pushed on with from both BideB simultaneously. There was not nearly so
much encouragement derived at lirst
from work on the eastern side of the
hill, but once the ore waB entered it
proved more than equal to the most
sanguine expectations that had been
previously indulged in. From the time
the ore was cut the drive, which the
manager stales is almost at right angles
to the ore body, remained in ore, and
last Saturday the face of the tunnel,
still showing ore freely, was between 90
and 100 feet in from where the ore was
first encountered. Half a dozen large
heaps of ore at the month of the
tunnel showed somewhat different
characteristics, the ore varying as the
tunnel passed through it. Mr. Johns
stated that average samples of much of
it returned three per cent, copper and
Binall values in gold and silver as well.
The tunnel on the western side of the
hill was not nearly bo far in as that on
the eastern side, but after passing
through solid rock freely mineralized it
was then entering ore similar to that
met with in the other tunnel. The
distance through the hill ia given
roughly at 250 leet and the southern bluff
around which the railway line has been
built is about a similar distance at
nearly right angles to the drives. It is
believed that much of this area is ore
that may be sent to the smelter. There
is nothing at present to indicate how far
to the north the ore extends, but Mr.
Johns thinks himself warranted in estimating that there are altogether at least
260,000 tons of ore available above the
100-foot level of the mine. This level,
by the way, though 100 feet from the
collar of the shaft is hut about 75 feet
helcw the crosscut above mentioned, the
tunnels having been started about 25
feet lower than the level of the mouth of
the shaft.
It now seems that the old tunnel run
into the hill from the Bouth side passed
under the big body of ore, the dip of
which, as it goes down, appears to take
it. above the old tunnel. A ruise from the
100-foot level at 85 to 40 feet up was in
ore for the first time last Saturday. It
is stated that for a short distance both
the old tunnel and the shaft were in ore,
the dip of which was not. then apparent,
but which has seemingly been proved by
the latest developments in the new
workings. But, whether earlier indications were or were not misleading one
thing is now clear, viz., that a big body
of ore has been opened up, and this being so it will be followed wherever it
goes.
As it is expected that shipping on a
considerable scale will soon be practicable, preparations are being made towards facilitating loading the cars
with economy and despatch. The safety
platform cage now in use is to be taken
out of the shaft and a two ton skip substituted for it. An automatic dumping
arrangement will be put in, and from
this chutes will carry the ore some 70
feet down to the sorting Hoorand thence
to the ore bins, passing over "grizzlies"
on the way and thus separating the fines
from the roughs. A railway switch will
be put in below the bins, so that there
will be no tramming of the ore from the
time it is put into the skip, the above
mentioned arrangements providing for
its being shot from one point to another
between the shaft and the railway cars.
The ore from the crosscut tunnel through
the hill will be trammed where necessary to a floor above the cars and loaded
thence. A switchback from the ore-
loading siding up to the boiler house
will admit of mine timbers, fuel, etc.,
being landed on a level with the mouth
of the shaft.
A recent addition to the Sunset is an
assay outfit, in charge of M M. Gal-
braith as assayer. Mr. Galbraith is a
McGill graduate, who recently arrived
at the mine from Montreal. Now that
there is an ample supply of ore to allow
of shipments to the smelter being made
right along the company will be better
satisfied to know the general values of
the ore it is shipping, so that Mr. Gal-
braith's advent at the mine is timely.
Mr. Johns is Banguine that in the fall
he will be in shape for regularly maintaining an output of about 300 tons daily
and that he will havj 100 men or more
employed on the mine. For the present
he is concentrating his efforts on the
Sunset, but later the Crown Silver, on
which a recent surface opening was made
that promises similar good results, will
also have attention.
AUDITORIUM TONIGHT.
No doubt there will  be a large house
tonight to see and hear the Waragraph
AROUND THE CAMPS
Snowshoe   Ships Three   Carloads of ore to Smelter
500 TONS OF ORE IN ONE BLAST
Seven Machine Drills in Use at the
No. 7 in Central Camp���Work
on the B. C. Mine,
The Snowshoe, in Greenwood camp,
this week sent down to the Greenwood
smelter three cars of ore taken out in
the Course of recent development work.
Ten additional men were recently put
on to determine by open cuts the width
of the big ore body where it comes to
the surface above the railway tunnel.
It was found to maintain similar big
proportions to those shown by underground crosscuts. There is here an
enormous body of ore and when the
newly oiganized company shall sufficiently enlarge the Bcope of operations
in this mine, the Snowshoe will be found
among the biggest mines in the district.
At the No. 7 four machine drills are
now in use. The main shaft has been
enlarged and strongly timbered down
to the 130-foot level and a 20-foot sump
two of the surface openings the daily
output ranges from 300 to 350 tons.
A big blast in No. 1 quarry yesterday
broke down more than 50(1 tons of nice
looking ore. Work has been stopped
for the time in the Primrose qnary.
SMUGGLERS PROSECUTED.
For some weeks past Inland Revenue
Collector McCutcheon has been aware
that tobacco was being smuggled Into
this district from across the Interna*
tional boun lary line and has consequently been on the watch for the
smugglers. Eventually he secured evidence enough to warrant him in causing
tbe arrest lirst of a man named Alexander Hamilton, who lived on his preemption a short distance up McOarren
creek from Boundary Falls, and later of
another man, named J. ,1. O'Neil, who
was working at the K. Bell mine, Summit cam].. Hamilton was brought before Police Magistrate Hallett last
Saturday and was remanded until Monday. He admitted having sold tobacco
but denied then having any In his possession On Saturday afternoon bis
house was searched and tobacco was
found in it. Meanwhile he had been admitted to bail, the sum of $250 having
been deposited as a guarantee of his putting in an appearance on Monday morning. This he did not do, however, so
the money was forfeited and the inland
revenue benefitted to that extent. This
smuggler was very bare-faced in his
operations, going to stores in several
towns in the district and offering to sell
tobacco     It  seems that his cuitoin was
ON THE LAKE GROUP
Machinery Being; Installed and
Buildings Erected.
BOUNDARY ORE SHIPflENTS.
The tonnage of Ore shipped by Boundary District mines during June to 13th inst., inclusive, so far
has been ascertained from the mines is as under :
MINE. TONS.
Old Ironsides and Knob Hill Group  8,213
Mother Lode  4.470
B C  1,875
Snowshoe   70
Total    14,02s
Shipments during 1900 and for five months of the current year ended May 31, were as follows :
1900 1901
Old Ironsides and Knob Hill Group     64.535 91,635
B C ,     '9i494 20,606
Mother Lode       5,564 28,230
City of Paris       2,000 	
Golden Crown       1,800 	
Winnipeg....       1,100
Athelstan        1,200
Carmi	
Snowshoe  338
Brooklyn  150
Jewel  150
Sundry shipments       1,000
50
55f��
1,000
110
Total  97,33i
Grand total to date	
5��'>
142,681
254,640
company of London, Eng. The Winnipeg Free Press of May 25th says:
"Everyone should make a special effort
to see those magnificent views presented
by the Waragraph company. Nothing
like it before iu this city." The Waragraph comes with a special reproduction
of the British-Boer and Chinese wars,
and scores of beautiful colored pictures,
showing every movement and Ration of
each Biibjuct. Startling mechanical
effects accompany every picture. The
company come highly recommended
from all the large eastern cities.    Popular
prices.	
The quarterly dividend payable to
shareholders in the company owning the North Star mine, in East Kootenay, is due today. The amount is
three cents per Bhare on 1,300,000 issued
shares, or a total of $39,000. This dividend increases the company's aggregate
of dividends to $195,000. Of this amount
this year is credited with $78,000.
The Rossland Miner publishes the
following from Fairview: Richard Russell, manager of the Fairview Corpora-
ti 'n, limited, has at the request of eastern shareholders left for Montreal.    His
is now being sunk below this level. Tbe
drifts at both the (10 and 130-foot levels
are being extended and stopes are being
Opened on both levels. As soon as the
railway switch shall have been put In
where arranged, a couple of miles below
Anaconda, the regular shipment on a
small scale of ore to the British Columbia
Copper company's smeller at (ireenwood will be commenced.
to lirst make sales and then go to a store
situate just across the boundary line
from Midway, kept by a man named
Miner, from whom he would obtain
whatever quantity he required nod bring
it into this district, of course without
paying duty. This store has long been
regarded ms a convenience io those who
I were prepared lo take advantage of the
! facilities it offers for defrauding the Do
minion revenue.
Development work continues at the; [n the otlier case, O'Neil was brought
B.C. mine, near Eholt, and the diamond from Qholl t.. Greenwoo'd on Monday
drill la at work prospeottngbothlaterally night's train, and next morning l.e
and vertically. Ore shipments are be- pleaded guilty to the charge prefened
ing well maintained, the aggregate ton'- against him and was lined $100. The
nage shipped having now exceeded 40,-1 flne wg8 pa],j ftnd |���. wa8 released, lie
000 tons. The average copper values | gtated that he got the tobacco from Nelson, Wash.    There was   no  evidence   to
obtained from this quantity of ore ran
to nearly 7 per cent, whilst the yield of
silver was about three ounces to the ton
and there were small gold values besides.
A promising vein is being followed
into the hill between the lower railway
spur to the Greenwood smelter and what
the railway men call the "high line." The
claim   is a fraction  owned  bv Messrs.
show that he did more than sell to
miners at some of the mines, so apparently his illegal transactions were on n
smaller scale than were those of Hamilton. Perhaps these two detections will
i for n while act as a deterrent to others
similarly inclined to smuggle.
Tuesday evening a number of the
members of Greenwood lodge, A. I'. iv.
Redpath and Cruse, who, starting on a A M., presented F. M. Elkins with an
viBit is for the purpose of raising funds I small broken quartz vein mineralized address, a writing desk and a lamp 011
to pay off the Gooderhain and Black- with galena, are now encouraged by its the eve of his marriage, fn the absence
stock mortgage of $40,000 and for con-' improved appearance to continue work of C. Scott Galloway, master of the
tinued development of the Stemwinder I on it. The tunnel is now iu between lodge, the presentation was made l.y .1.
mine and the  erection a suitable mil-j 30 and 40 feet. VV. Grier.
ling plant.
Potatoes
Rendell now readv GaunceiS Wickwire
from   1 It
Crowston's stores, Government street
  The  stopes at both 200 and 300-foot
to 50,00011.8., at i levels of the Mother Lode are  now  in
re of good grade ami from these and
Violins, mandolins and  guitars  from
A  SKYLARK   CAMP   PROPERTY
Which it is  Believed Will Prove
Mine - Development Work
Already Done.
About a mile and a half east of Green
wood, in Skylark camp, is situated
what   is   known  as  the   Lake croup of
claims, mi which development is now
being done by the Chicago-British Columbia Mining company, of which W. F.
Springer is president and (leo. W.
Raithel, secretary. The company was
organized in Chicago last year with a
capital stock of $2,000,000. None of this
stock has been placed on the market.
The claims owned by the company are
the Lake, Yellowstone, -Idola, Don
Pedro, and Yellowstone and Crescent
fractions. The principal development
has been done on the Lake, on which a
double-compartment shat 8)^x4 feet has
been sunk to a depth of 00 feet. This is
one of the best timbered shafts in the
district. Sinking was discontinued the
past month to allow of the Installation
of machinery which is now being put in
place. The machinery consists of a 110-
horsepower boiler, 0J��x8 hoist, a No. 5
Cameron sinking pump and machine
drill, which will be operated by steam
until the 100-foot level is reached, when
a compressor plant will be added to thai
now being installed. A shaft house,
32x50 feet has been erected, and to this
will be added a boiler house and gallows
frame during the month. Besides the
60-foot shaft, which has been sunk in
ore, the claims have been prospected by
surface open cuts, exposing large bodies
of pyrrhotite ore. When the 100 foot
level is reached in the shaft now being
sunk, it is intended lo crosscut, and drift
on the ore body.
This season it is the intention to prospect the mountain of ore on the Idola
and Yellowstone, either by diamond
drill ora 500-foot tunnel. The values
are copper-gold, with some silver.
Eleven men are at present employed on
the group, under the superintendence of
R. McCulloch,
The Lake adjoins Hie Lust Chance
mine, owned by Spokane parties. On
this properly there have been two shafts
sunk. The lirst of these is an incline
with a depth of about one hundred feet.
The second was sunk vertically to a
depth of 100 feet, from which crosscuts
were run east 4(1 feet, and west 250 feet,
expsinga good body of ore. The machinery plain on the Last. Chance is one
of the most complete iu the district, nod
it is said that work .<ill shortly be resumed on the property,
The ola ins of Skylark camp, until the
past  year,   with  the exception  of   the
Last Chance, have b 1 developed only
by annual assessment work, ivhich does
not go far towards making a iiiin.'. Iu
this work some splendid bodies of ore
have been exposed on the siirl'111'e, and
now tbat strung companies are becoming interest."I iu thu camp, good results
may be expected from a number of properties there.
RATHER FACETIOUSLY.
'I'lie  Roaaland World thus facetiously
refers to a recent function in  that city;
,\ few days ago occurred an important
epoch in Rossland, the opening of the
new solid brick court house on Columbia
avenue. The ladies of Rossland appear.I
iii conrl dress and Mr. Justice Martin in
ermine and scarlet, Mr Sheriff Tuck, of
Nelson-on-the-Lake, wore the regulation
cocked hut nnd Rocky .Mountain sword,
while .hick Kirkup wore his usually
sunny smile and yellow leggings. Judge
Townseiid had a lubin air ahout him and
wore his lost Gainsborough. There
were frock coats of ancient and modern
vintages, cults made by Poole, of London, reform fits made in tbe effete east
bv Ik.'St.'in iv. Sons. Ltd., and others
worn by the Chinese commission, which
had evidently been made Chinese cheap
labor. To add his tribute of respect to
tl.e bench, Mr. Bernard Macdonald
closed down the Northport smelter for
th.- day and were it not for bis London
board, would Lave closed down the
1ni1.es us well.    However, like all  other
guild things, th.- function came tuan
|end, and spectators and ..Hi.dais wended
I their wm liuinuward. THE GREENWOOD WEEKLY MINER.
June 15, 1901.
TAXATION IS WRONG
Should Tax the Surface and
not the Output.
ARE TOO MANY MINING DRONES
In British Columbia���W. M. Brewer,
a Mining Engineer, Speakes About
the Mining Laws.
VV, M. Brewer, a mining engineer
resident in Vancouver, and who is the
provincial manager in British Columbia
for the Engineering and Mining Journal,
of New York, was upon his recent return from a visit to that city, interviewed by the Vancouver Province.
Among other statements attributed to
Mr. Brewer by that newspaper were the
following:
" There was one matter which before
all others it behooved the province to
take up if they wished the incoming of
capital, be it British or foreign. That
was the development of the mineral
properties of the country. The ordinary
prospector instead of endeavoring to
interest local capital and opening up and
improving the location that he has
made would endeavor to procure a large
sum for it. That is to say he wished the
purchaser to buy on a speculative basis.
Unfortunately he had in a few cases
succeeded, and properties had been
bought for far too high a figure on
purely speculative promise. Such capital brought in had not been legitimately
attracted. It bad been lost in the province and the experience had not proved
an advertisement to it. Rather the adverse, it bad acted as a warning beacon
to others. There had been a case near
Rossland where some $3li,00ll had heen
paid for a property on Sophie mountain
which had been located for $500 a few-
days previous to the sale. The whole
property lias since been turned down as
absolutely valueless and one which
would not pay for even the crown granting. And there are numberless otlier
cases involving much larger sums of
money.
"Then the crown graneing itself was
an evil. A property could be granted
for a nominal expenditure of $500, and
if the owner did not desire to work it,
the whole district would be kept back
merely because the owner was a hog. A
glance at almost any camp in British
Columbia would reveal the fact that not
one-hundreth of the properties crown
granted are being worked and the
whole place was being kept, back in consequence. The trouble wus, asserted
Mr, Brewer, that men high in position
owned hundreds of such properties, and
as it cost them practically nothing to
hold would not work them, nor even sell
unless they were purchased on a speculative value and not upon the basis of
the ore in Bight.
"The 2 per cent tax on the gross output was an iniquity as it, pressed unfairly on all properties and mostly so
on those which were low grade and
which in consequence had to employ
more men to make a greater output in
order to get the same profit as a higb
grade mine. It waB not a 2 per cent
tax at all. In cases it went as high as
40 per cent, and in one case in the Cariboo country where the mine concerned
was only handling enough ore to pay its
development expenses, the two per cent
tax came not upon the gross income of
the property, but rather on the payroll.
"Tbe remedy that Mr. Brewer advocated for this matter was not interference with the rights of the crown grantees, nor with the provisions of the
mineral act, hut rather that the mineral
taxation should fall upon the surface of
the properties, exempting those which
were being Improved but falling upon
all that were not being worked.
"There were so many in this hitler
class that an ample revenue would be
afforded. The present proposition was
to tax all capital coming into the country and let any who would tie up a
whole district to nobody's benefit but
his own. The taxation should fall upon
those who were thus retarding the progress of prosperity rather than upon
those foreign capitalists who were trying
to help it along. There was little likelihood, in the opinion of Mr. Brewer, that
any such legislation would carry, as it
was a case at present of resident drones
taxing the non-resident workers, and as
the former bad votes and were interested in escaping taxation themselves,
not seeing that such a course was to the
ultimate disadvantage of the province,
it was improbable that any such drastic
remedy would be applied to the body
politic."
Without now entering into the merits
of the several matters upon which Mr.
Brewer has seemingly expressed himself
so positively, it may he asked: "Is it
true that there  have been in this pro-
OPPORTUNITY
Westward is your OPPORTUNITY!
The Town of Rendell, on the West Fork of Kettle
River is now on the market.
For the man of small capital it affords uuequalled
opportunity for sure investment.
With title perfect, prices low, terms liberal and excellent outlook, the sales are bound to be large.
the hills surrounding this new town are excellent mining
prospects. Several of them have already demonstrated
that they are mines.
The richness of the ore justifies hauling it at
present to Midway, by teams, over rough roads.
Good roads and railways mean fortunes. With
the immediate prospect of a railroad, for speculators in
real estate or mining properties, no place in the west
affords you an equal chance with
RENDELL.
Prices will certainly be advanced on May 6th next.
Prices of lots from $75 to $175. Terms one-third
cash, one-third 4 months, one-third 9 months.
For particulars see the Townsite Agents
GAUNCE & WICKWIRE,
GREENWOOD and RENDELL.
vinc.e 'numberless otlier cases involving
much larger sums of money' than the
one���a Sophie mountain deal���he instanced? Is it true that in almost any
camp in British Columbia 'not one-
hundredth of the properties crown
granted were being worked?' Is it. true
'that men high in position own hundreds of such properties?' " As regards
the Boundary district these statements
are not true. Mr. Brewer, to say the |
least of it, seems to have heen very reckless in his Statements of what he gave '
as facts ; his conclusions may therefore
be equally unreliable, A practicing
mining engineer and withal the speeial
contributor in this province to the leading mining journal published in America
should be accurate when making assertions of such serious moment
LOCALS AND PERSONALS.
Good bed at the Clarendon 50 cents.
II. B. Munroe this week received a
consignment of high class confections.
British Columbia Copper company's
shares sold up to $1(1 in New York last
week. 	
Mesdames Atwood, Jakes and
ThornpBon, and Miss lieathorn rode up
from Midway on a visit to (ireenwood
on   Thursday   last.
A. (i. Fry, who for a short time last
year was In charge of the Greenwood
branch  of the  Hank  of  British  North
America,   has | been    appointed   acting
manager at Kingston, Ont,
A. R. Ledoux, of the New York firm
of Ledoux & Co., assayers and receiving
and selling agents of ores and matte,
came in nn last night's train.
W. (i. (inline.��� returned from Rendell
Monday, where he had heen attending
to business connected with the town-
site. There is no very great rush into
the West Pork as yet Ibis season.
.1. T Wilkinson, formerly the "World
man on the wing" and now travelling
representative of the Vancouver Province, is paying the Boundary district
another visit���the lirst since his return
from Europe.
The new schedule on the Columbia
and Western railway, which went into
effect Monday last, is as follows: Trains
going east leave Greenwood at U:40,
going west at 22:30. The Phoenix local
arrives here at 12:50 and leaves at 21 :00
o'clock.
A. II. Pluinmer, clerk in the local
branch of the Canadian Bank of Commerce, is about again after an illness
that extended over nine or ten weeks.
On Thursday he went down to Midway,
where he will recuperate before resuming  his ollice duties.
Rev. W. II. Anderson has sent in to
to the elders of the Presbyterian church
his resignation as its minister. He will
remain here until after the matter shall
have been dealt with by the presbytery,
lie purposes returning to Scotland, and
may go thence via Australia.
Among the guests at the Hotel Armstrong last Tuesday were the following
' district, mining men : S. F, Parish, of
the B. C. mine;.I llanly, of the R, Bell;
.1. !���'. Ileineiiwny, of the (iriinby mines;
J. I.. Parker,  of  the   Dominion  Copper
company's mineB| .1. II. Trevorrow, of
i the Snowshoe ; II. Johns, of the Sunset ;
.1. II. Thomas and F, Keffer, of the
Mother Lode.
Colonel John Kgnn, travelling representative forthe Rossland Miner, was in
' the city a couple of days this week, and
reports business good. Mr. Egan is one
of the best known newspaper men in the
Paeilie Northwest, having been connected with Portland and Seattle dailies for
fourteen years previous to coming to
Kossland, where he has been for the
past four years.
The Vancouver News-Advertiser published   the   following   "personal" last
Wednesday;   "Mr. J. H. McLaren, ex-
J chief of police in this city, is spending a
I week in Vancouver.    For the  past two
or three years Mr.  McLaren  has been
engaged in  business  in  the Greenwood
country."   That, is near enough  for a
coast, news gatherer.    Perhaps the chief
kept dark about the police job he bosses
I here, least  people on  the  coast   might
: have heard of the mysterious disappearance of Jones after he fell   off  the  lockup fence.
Hugh Cameron, the well known hotel
keeper of Camp McKinney, went out on
yesterday's train en route for his old
home in the east. He was accompanied
by his niece, Miss McKay. Mr. Cameron
arrived in San Francisco, California, in
1870 from Princeville, River Inhabitant,
Cape Breton, and three years later landed in British Columbia. Since then he
has been "all over", which is pretty
comprehensive, and is understood to
understood to include the early placer
mining camps from the Fraser to the
Cariboo and thence south to Rock creek.
For years past he has been "mine host"
at Camp McKinney, which camp he. has
stood by through all its varying fortunes
and vicissitudes. He is now going back
to the scenes of his early life and may
before be returs west, pay a visft to
Scotland.
The London, England, speeial correspondent of the New York Mining and
Enginerring Journal makes the following reference to a company, some information relating to whicli appears elsewhere in this issue of the Miner: "We
have also had offered a block of debentures of the Kettle Hiver, B. C, Power
company, limited, a company which has
been formed by the London ct British
Columbia Goldfields group. The object
of the company is to acquire from a local
company the dam and electric power
generating station at Cascade Falls, on
the Kettle river, B. C, and to supply
the ]iower to the Boundary and Rossland
districts. The scheme on the face of it
seems all right and it is endorsed by
electrical people of recognized authority,
so no doubt the London & British Columbia Goldfields circle of supporters
will readily lind the necessary capital
required."	
The smoker given by the firemen last
night was not largely attended, but
otherwise was a success. D. A. Bannerman made an excellent judge. Prof.
Kanl'fmann presided at the piano. The
programme was as follows : Boxing bout
between A. I). Hallett and N. McLeod;
song, " Tennessee," by Mr. Pluinmer;
duet, " Larboard Watch," by W. M.
Law and W. Fleming, and on a recall
"Waiting," was given; a double clog
by K. McKenzie and G. F. Miller received hearty applause; a three-round
go between D. Ross and F. J. Mitchell;
recitation, " Beautiful Snow," by D. A.
Bannerman ; an Irish hornpipe by the
police and fire chiefs; a Scotch song,
" Du Shanus Lager Beer," by Jake Barrett ; a box of cigars and a mouth organ
solo by Fred Roy; song, by Mr. Harris;
a recitation by Mr. Webber; bag-punching by Martin Anderson; an Irish song
by Max Berger, and a violin solo by
Alex. Currie. Others who were not
entertainers, were lined 50 cents each.
JUDGE LEAMY.
At a meeting of the cabinet held in
Ottawa on the 8th inst., an order-in-
council was passed appointing Andrew
Leamy, barrister, of Greenwood, a
county judge for the judicial district of
Yale, of which the Boundary district is
part. The district county court business has heretofore been attended to by
Judge Spinks, but such a large increase
has taken place during the past year
that it became imperatively necessary
for the conduct of the business within a
reasonable time that another judge
should be appointed. The allotment of
the portions of the judicial district that
each judge shall have particularchargeof
is, probably a matter of mutual arrangement between the judges, but it may be
taken for granted that as Judge Spinks
lives in the Okanagan and Judge Leamy
in the Boundary that the division of
duties will be made accordingly. Mr.
Leamy has not yet received his commission but after he shall have done so and
been sworn in, an understanding will
doubtless  bo  arrived  at and the public
be notified of the arrangements mutually
agreed upon between the judges.
Mr. Leamy was educated at the Jesuit
college, Montreal. Afterwards he attended the Laval university, Quebec,
where be took his degree. Whilst taking his law course he wns in the law
ollice of Hon. Chas. Alleyn, provincial
secretary for the united provinces of
I'pper and Lower Canada, remaining
there for nearly two years and a half.
The remainder of the requisite term he
spent in the office of Lublanc & Cussidy,
Montreal, in which city he passed his
examination as a barrister and was admitted as a member of the bar of the
Province of Quebec. Later he practised
law at Aylmer. Out., after whicli he
managed his father's lumber business
for five years. In 1880 he came west
and, locating at Yale on the Fraser river,
resumed there the practice of law. Next
he went b. New Westminster, remaining in the Royal City until his removal
to Greenwood iu the spring of 1807.
About eighteen months ago he was appointed city solicitor for Greenwood and
during that time has been associated
with J. P. .Myers-Gray as partner in
their local law connection. His appointment as a county court judge has been
expected for some lime, and it is hoped
that it, will remove the inconvenience
that has long attended the conduct of
countv court business in this district. \J-
June 15, 1901.
THE GREENWOOD WEEKLY MINER.
KETTLE RIVER POWER CO.
Last Monday J. Roderick Robertson,
of Nelson, managing director for the
London & B. C. Goldfields, and W.
Anderson, manager of the power company- that last year put in the head
works at the Cascade Falls, arrived in
Greenwood and next day went up to
Phoenix. Their visit was in connection
with arrangements preliminary to bringing in power from Cascade. The folow-
ing information relative to this enterprise was was lately contributed to the
Vancouver News-Advertiser by its London correspondent:
The prospectus of the Kettle River
Power company, limited, was issued on
May 21 The company which has a
share capital of ��220,000, is inviting
public subscriptions for ��100,000 six per
cent first mortgage stock, repayable at
��110 on January 1, 1933, and redeemable
at that sum at any time on giving reasonable notice. Tbe company is a sub-
sidary concern of the London & British
Columbia Goldfields, and on its board
are MessrB. Richard Popkiss and M. h.
Armstrong, directors of the parent company. The other directors are Messrs.
D. J. Neama and George May, the latter
being a director of the Dominion Mining,
Development and Agency company.
As is well known in British Columbia,
the Kettle River Power company has
been formed to carry out and develop
the powers and rights of the Cascade
Water Power and Light company, incorporated by the parliament of British
Columbia, for, inter alia, using the Cascade Falls of the Kettle river for the
purpose of generating and supplying
electricity for power, light and heat to
the cities and mines within a radius of
40 miles of Grand Forks. For this purpose the London and British Columbia
Goldfields has agreed to erect works to
the extent of 2,000-horse power for the
sum of ��100,000, and guarantees the
payment of the interest on the present
issue during the construction of the
works, and for one year after completion
of same. The proceeds of the issue of
debenture stock will, after payment of
��23 000 to the London and British Columbia Goldfields for money already expended on the works, be placed to the
credit of the company. The construction of the works haB been proceeding,
and at the present time practically the
whole of the local works, including the
dam, has been constructed, leaving only
the machinery, plant, power bouse,
transmission lino, etc., to be provided.
The engineer's estimate for the total
cost of the works is ��100,000, und upon
the dasis of $70 per horse power per annum, the net revenue is estimated at.
197,900, while by a further outlay of
$431,210 the plant could be increased to
(1,000-horse power.
required is made and fitted be
fore being sent into the works. In
operations a method, almost peculiar to
itself, has been adopted because of the
unuBual width of the ledge, the tunnels
for the most part hug the overhanging
wallj and rarely reaching the foot wall.
At the outset of the working after driving tunnels, stoping to the surface was
done, later crosscutting, drifting lower
down and stoping to the tunnel above.
This large cutting entailed very heavy
timbering, which was done to perfction,
making every foot of the working as safe
as can be. With this stoping upward to
intermediate stoping tunnels with unequal widths, pillars of concentrating
ore have been left standing for protection, though not absolutely required.
The writer entered No. 5 tunnel through
a crosscut of 900 feet to the vein, where
the drift runs 500 feet westerly. There
are five upraises from this level which
is extended on the vein some 900 feet
easterly, under Sandon creek into the
opposite mountain, and at the end of
550 feet, a machine driven by compressed
air is operating a hoist sinking on the
ore body to a prospective No. 6 tunnel.
The shaft is now down 180 feet, with a
drift both ways, totalling 200 feet on the
ore body. The intention is to drive No.
0 crosscut later and upraise to this
shaft.
There is on the property a Pelton
water wheel for forcing pure air into
stecial workings when required, but its
employment is not often called for.
No. 5 is so far the lowest level with a
crosscut to the surface. Above it 150
feet is No. 4. This is on the vein for a
length of 800 feet. Expansions of tbe
body in this 33 feet in width have been
met with. A crosscut to the surface
from this is 575 feet in length.
A distance of 200 feet from the No. 4
takes one to No. 3 level, which is 500
feet long with a crosscut of 150 feet to
the surface. A climb of 100 feet from
No. 3 brings one to No. 2, which is 200
feet long with a crosscut of 100 feet to
the surface, and an upraise of 150 feet
from the No. 2 lands the visitor en the
surface, where he can see many of "the
kingdoms of the earth," at least snowcapped hills in every direction.
Between every two levels are intermediates, in wuich much stoping to the
surface, in the earlier days of the mine,
was done.   This is   wholly abandoned
on the lower workings, internal drifting
on the lead taking its place, followed hy
upraising to intermediates in regular
order, In which much stoping is now being done. This makes the interior of
the hill a regular network of mining
operations. From what is found in No.
0 level it is quite evident the ore body
of the property loses nothing by depth.
Mining Review.
THE   SLOCAN   STAR  MINE.
Strawberries and all kinds of fruit received daily at the Candy Factory.
SEVEN YEARS IN BED.
"Will wonders ever cease?" inquire
the friends of Mrs. L, Pease, of Lawrence, Kan. They knew she had been
unable to leave her bed in seven years
on account of kidney and liver trouble,
nervous prostration and general debility; but, "three bottles of Electric
Bitters enabled me to walk," she writes,
"and iu three months I felt like a new
person." Women suffering from headache, backache, nervousness, sleeplessness, melancholy, fainting and dizzy
spells will find it a priceless blessing.
Try it. Satisfaction is guaranteed. J.
L. White and Miller Bros.   Only 50c.
SPECIAL   RATES  TO   HALCYON
SPRINGS.
The Canadian Pacific Railway has
placed on sale since the 3rd of May
to 30th of September, tickets from Greenwood to Halcyon Springs and return, at
rate of $8.30, tickess good going on Fridays and Saturdays, returning���leave
the Springs on Monday following.
In addition to this special rate there
are always on sale 30-day tickets
at the usual special rate made for 30-day
round trip ticket.
A TERRIBLE EXPLOSION
"Of a gasoline stove burned a lady
here frightfully," writes N E. Palmer,
of Kirkman, Ia. "The best doctors
couldn't heal the running sore that followed, but Bucklen's Arnica Salve entirely cured her." Infallible for cuts,
corns, sores, boils, bruiseB, skin diseases
and piles. 25c at Miller Bros, and J. L.
White's.
For anything, old or new, we have it.
Big bargains. Second-Han.I OI CWbite's
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3  ROOMS 50 CENTS A NIGHT
This is one of the largest, properties of
the Slocan, and one of its best standby's.
It is located a mile and a quar.er from
Sandon, up Sandon creek, and was located by Bruce White, who is still interested in it, and J. Sandon, in October,
1891. Altogether it consists of 13claims
and is now owned by the Byron N.
White company.
Shortly after Bruce White located the
one claim, he and Chas. Chambers and
others located seven more ; others have 5
been acquired by purchase. The main
ledge, or that on which most of the work
has been done, varies in width from (i to
33 feet of quartz and spathic iron, interspersed with zinc and galena.
The finding now is for the most part
pure galena, a well charged concentrating ore, grey copper indicating the best
value in galena is frequently seen, and
cube aud steel galena are most frequent
in the clean ore. Figuring is more 1
precise, but in general terms we may 1
say the clean ore of the property runs j
from 100 to 150 ozs. of silver and from
55 to 75 per cent. lead. The concentrates
from 70 to 85 ozs. silver nnd 86 per cent.
lead. Carbonates are rarely seen on the
property. The main or most worked
ledge cuts through the slate, quartz and
limestone formations, as do most of the
ledges of the distriet, at right angles
with a dip of perhaps 50 degrees from
tbe level.
Most of the ore is shipped as clean,
though a large body goes through the
concentrator of 140 tons a day capac'ty,
in charge of C. Culver, Oscar White being superintendent, and Mr. Gankrogers
foreman of the mine, Mr. Sharp operating the air compressor that furnishes
power whereuer required. In full operation the property employs now about
120 men. The ore is hauled from Nos. 4
and 5 to the concentrator by a gravity
tram, probably 1,250 feet long, and the
concentrates go to the cars by wagons.
On the works are two sorting houses,
one at No. 4 tunnell and the ether at
No 5. There are four blacksmiths employed, three at the mine and the other
at the mill.
The compressor is a four drill steam
power of 50 horse power capacity. Later
water power will be employed. There
is a timber shed 30x60 at the mouth of
each  tunnel,   where all  the timbering
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Boots and Shoes
Men's   Furnishings
is a large and varied one, every line
complete in itself and strictly first-
class. Not a shoddy article in any
of the lines. They all concede that
our stock of Groceries is the nicest
and freshest in the city< Prices
consistent with the quality of the
goods. We would dislike very
much to be considered the "cheapest"
place in town���there are so many
very cheap ones���but we do think
that we come very near being the
best. Try us and tell us what
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June 15, 1901.
" THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE 1
HEAD OFFICE, TORONTO.
Capital, $8,000,000
Rest, $2,000,000    \
HON. GEO. A. COX, President.   -   -   B. E. WALKER, General Manager.
J. E. FLUMMER, Ass't Gen. Manager.
that their country is retrogressing from
a free republic to a tyrannical oligarchy.
It is an expression of convictions by men
who are willing to stake their lives and
their welfare on their judgment. As
such, the Denver resolution cannot be
disregarded and its import cannot be
misunderstood.���Paystreak.
Our Boundary Creek correspondent in
__> his letter this month affords some in-
terestini! particulars in respect to the
Morrison mine in Deadwood camp, and
upholds the action of the directors in
J. W. H. SMYTHE, MANAGER GREENWOOD BRANCH    |
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only interests persons  holding extreme
views.
J. R. Brown. .1. I'. McLkoi
McLEOD & BROWN,
Barristers,   Solicitors,   . E,THBB "'''police li��Partm��"t ����this
city has been run in a very lax   manner
Notaries   Public,   btC. 1 or criminals bave such a contempt for
Naden-Flood block. Greenwood,  B.  C. |tIle abili'y of the P01'��� tllat they have
come to the conclusion it is not necessary to conform to the usages of a law-
abiding community. A couple of weeks
, ago a person known as a "tamer" was
arrrested for beating a woman on Gold
street, wdioin he compelled to furnish
means for bis support. He, of course,
escaped from the city lock-up, and this
week wrote the police from Northport,
Washington, that he wanted to come
back to Greenwood, presumably because
he could not find another woman wdio
was willing to support him. Not receiving an answer from the police, he
concluded to return, and arrived here
Wednesday. He is now in the city.
Something should be done by the police
commissioners, either towards making
the force more effective or appointing
new officers. This is a matter that a
newspaper should not be compelled to
make public, but there is apparently
no otlier way of getting rid of those
characters who live on the earnings of
unfortunate women. If the police were
not known to be lax in the discharge of
their duties this fellow, Twing, would
not have returned to Greenwood.
E. JACOBS,
Accountant,
Auditor, Etc.,
Greenwood, B. C.
Real Estate
Mines   and  Mining.
THE MART
GAUNCE   &   WICKWIRE.
GREENWOOD. B. C.
fi. A.OVESB, M. A. II- A. OUESS, M. A.
GUESS BROS.,
MIBIHG EHGIMEERS, GREEHWOOD.
Assay, Analyses, Reports.
Cyanide Leaching.    Amalgamation
and Concentration Tests.
Sampling of shipments to local smelters
supervised.
Greenwood Postoffice Mail
Service.
On and after Monday, June 10th, mulls will
arrive and be  dlspatohed as fellows t
Mails idose going east  10:110 A. M.
Mails elose going west    9:80 I'. M.
Mails arrive from east  10:46 I'. M.
Malls arrive from west  11:45 A. M.
Registered mail ilosus fifteen minutes earlier
than ordinary mail.
THE    GREENWOOD    MINER.
Published every Friday evnning at (Ireenwood,
British Columbia.
J. W. GRIER Manager.
SUBSCRIPTION   RATES.
Domestic, One Year $2.00
"       Six Months S1.00
Foreign, One Year $2.50
Payable Invariably tn Advance.
Advertising rates furnished on applieation.
No patent medicine ads taken except at full
rates.
Legal notices 10 and 5 cents per line.
THIS  AND  THAT.
<unio"n[_
SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 1901.
There have been no desertions from
the city lockup the past week. The
week may therefore be considered a
tecord breaker.
it the Kossland Miner would devote
as much space to mining development
as it does to criticism of the mining laws,
more capital would probably be invested
in the province.
Heksciiki. Cohen has written to the
daily papers criticising the mining laws
of British Columbia. Itis just possible
that the gentleman could given more intelligent opinion on the refined products of our mines from behind a pawnbrokers' counter than he can of the mining laws of the province.
Some verse has been received at this
office from a local poet, which we are
unable to publish. The subject discussed is one that has occupied the attention of pulpit orators for years and
yet no practical solution has been arrived at. It is perhaps better to leave
the matter in the hands of those who
have more time at their disposal than
the editor of a newspaper. The publication of tbe poetry might lead to an
endless discussion on a question that
Mining is business, and the sooner the
people wdio wish to invest in mining
learn it the better, says the Northwest
Mining News. Could you induce a farmer to deposit his savings in a bank
whose officials had no idea of the banking business? Of course not. And why
should you place your money in the
hands of men for investment iu mining
enterprises when they know nothing
about mining. It is a thousand chances
to one that money so invested will never
be returned. There are now hundreds
of properties in the northwest which
have been partially developed hy persons who cannot tell galena from zinc,
and the reason that they cannot go
ahead is because they do not know wdiat
to do. There are many properties having the best indications of mines, with
mills working at a loss. When mining
companies learn to give the same attention to the development work that they
do to the stock there will be less worthless stock floating around in the hands
of the public.
Rumblings of the coming storm in the
United States were heard at the meeting of the Western Labor Union in Denver a few days ago, when, by a unanimous vote, this powerful lahor organization adopted a resolution setting out
that the army was the instrument of oppression and that the proletariat should
meet the capitalistic oppressors with
their own weapons���that if they cannot
get what they want by voting for it,
the workingmen of the United States
should resort to arms and light for it.
This is strong language. It spells revolution and anarchy. It means that
the class feeling has grown so intense in
the United States that the miners, who
represent the most intelligent and independent workingmen in the great republic believe they have grievances that
must be rem idled, even if the remedy
cannot be found short of a fratracidal
war.
The situation is ominous. The Denver resolution is not the senseless murmuring of ignorant fanatics, grieving
over imaginary wrongs. It is the outspoken verdict of strong men ; men wdio
are students  of events  and who believe
levying the assessment of two cents per
share of which recently there has been
so much complaint, Point is given to
his argument in that representatives of
the indignant shareholders in Greenwood failed to take advantage of an opportunity, though specially invited to do
so, to discuss the matter at issue with
the directors who visited the locality
chiefly with this object in view. While,
however, the grounds upon which the
call is made in this instance may he perfectly justified, the fact remains that
this method of raising additional capital
in the case of local companies whose
shares are placed on the market
on the understanding that they are
fully paid up, is intensely unpopular
and is likely to have the effect of
seriously restricting the successful inauguration of new enterprises of a legitimate character in the local field. The
mistake made in the past is that too
many companies have been floated with
utterly inadequate working capital, and
the inevitable consequences are now beginning to he realized by the public. In
tbe majority of cases these were forseen
by the promoter, but. his immediate concern was to make as much money as
possible from the flotation of his company, and let the. ultimate success of
the undertaking take care of itself. The
remedy rests with the investing public.
If the basis of assessible stock is not acceptable, then to protect his interests
the purchaser of fully-paid stock should
be careful to ascertain that the company
in which he proposes to become a shareholder is financially able, within reasonable bounds, to carry out its objects.
The incorporation of the recent additions made to the English company
laws with our own would also materially
aid in remedying existing evils.���B. C.
Mining Record.
ILLER BROS.
THE
Druggists and Jewelers
Have added to their already
extensive   stock  a  complete
line of Assay Supplies,
Quotations furnished to Mines
and Smelters*
GREENWOOD, B. G.
DIDN'T MARRY FOR MONEY.
The Boston man who lately married
a sickly rich young woman is huppy
now, for he got Dr. King's New Life
Pills, which restored her to perfect
health, Infallible for jaundice, biliousness, malaria, fever and ague and all
liver and stomach troubles, (ientle but
effective. Only 25c at J. L, White and
Miller Bros', drug stores.
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SEWING MACHINES
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KEYS   FILLED
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RAILWAY COMPANY.
RED MOUNTAIN RAILWAY CO.
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The only all rail route between all points
east, west and south to Kossland, Nelson and intermediate points; connecting at. Spokane with the Great
Northern, Northern Pacific and
O.   K.   iV   N.   Oompanys.
Connects  at Kossland with  Canadian
Pacific Ry, for Boundary points,
Connects  at   Meyers   Kails   with   stage
daily for Republic.
Buffet   Service   on   trains   between
Spokane and Northport.
Effective May 5th, 1901.
I.KAVK. DAV THAI.V. ARRIVE,
It :00 ii. in Spokane 7 :85 p. m
12:50 p. in Rossland 4:10 p. m
9jl5 a. in Nelson 7:15 p. m
II. A. Jackson,
General Passenger Agent.
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British Columbia Wholesale Liquor Co.,
Manager.
I.IMITKI).
R.   GRBIGER,
Agents for Calgary and Pabst Beer.
Complete Line of Bar Supplies. Greenwood, B. C
JULOJUJLUJULUUUL^
MINERAL   ACT.
Certificate of Improvement.
NOTICE.
HAN JUAN FRACTIONAL Mineral Claim, sit-
uate in the Kettle River Mining Division of
Yale District   Where  located ��� Providence
Camp.
Take Notice that l, John William Nelson,
Free Miner's Certificate No, 11 40582, intend
sixty days from the date hereof to apply t<> the
Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improve'
menta for the purpose of obtaining �� crown
Grant of the above claim
Ami further take notiee that action, under
Section 37, must be commenced before the
issuance of such Certificate of Improvement.
Dated this sixth day of June. A. I)., lOol.
23 J. w. Nelson.
SUPPORT   HOME   INDUSTRY. ?
The Greenwood Cigar Factory is now Manufacturing the
BOUNDARY LINE I
A While Labor,  I'ni
mon Made Cigar, equal to any
cigar for sale in tho city.
imported
ASK FOR THE BOUNDARY UINE
THE GREENWOOD CIGAR FACTORY,
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Elkhorn Brewery,
PORTMANN BROS. & CO.,   Props.
ASK    FOR
Elkhorn
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Deer.
PATRONISE
HOME
INDUSTRY.
The Elkhorn Latter Beer eontains
snly pure Malt and
Hops.   Try it!
'It Is kept on
Draught or in Bottles by all the Lead
ng Hotels in this
District. June 15, 1901.
THE GREENWOOD WEEKLY MINER.
1,1
WEST FORK CAMPS
An Article Descriptive of That
District by
A  WELL   KNOWN  PROSPECTOR
The Ores as a Rule Give High Assay
Values���Some Large Ore
Bodies.
The following article, written by .las.
Atwood, of Midway, appeared in the
June number of the B. C. Mining He-
cord : ,
There has been a good deal written
about the West Fork of the Kettle river
and its tributaries, but, as a rule, only
one or two localities have heen described
in such a manner as to give people
any real idea of the vast possibilities of
this important mineral section of British Columbia.
Leaving Westbridge at the confluence
of the West Fork with the Kettle river,
and following the stream for six miles,
we come to Boomerang creek. This
creek marks the southern boundary of
of the Boomerang mining camp, a
mineral granite belt about three miles
wide by nine long, commencing about
two miles east of the the West Fork and
running in a westerly direction for nine
.miles.
On the west side of the river the
mineral belt is crossed by French and
Kelly creeks. These creeks run through
deep rugged canyons. The belt does
not seem to extend beyond Little Goat
creek, two miles farther on. The principal mineral zone appears to lie in the
southeast corner of the belt, and about
equally divided by the river���area something near four square miles. Here are
located the chief claims of the camp,
some of which are showing up exceedingly well as far as they have been developed.
The ore is gold, silver, copper and
iron, carrying some tellurium, and is
partially free-milling.
Assays of ten to thirty dollars in gold
per ton are quite common. The writer
has had assay returns showing values
of from fifty to three hundred and
seventy dollars, from specimens taken
by himself from claims in this camp.
By referring to the accompanying
map it will be seen that French creek
is a small tributary of the West Fork.
Here are some good looking claims, but
so far little work has been done on
them.
The country rock along the canyon is
heavily impregnated with iron, and the
same may be said of Kelly creek���two
and a half miles farther on, and Quartz,
a tributary of the Kelly.
Leaving Kelly and keeping on up the
main stream we arrive at Bull creek.
No mineral has yet been found here.
About a mile beyond is Little Goat,
and then Big Goat creek, botli on the
opposite side of the river, with Deep
creek intervening on the otlier side. I
have not heard that mineral has been
discovered on either of these three
tributaries.
Crossing the river at the mouth of Big
Goat and about three miles distant from
it, is Cranberry creek. This is the
southern boundary of the great Beaver
creek mining belt. The belt lies on
both sides of the West Fork, and so far
as explored extends to three miles
north of the East Fork, having an area
of 150 square miles. The country here
is more or less mineralized throughout
its entire area.
The first settlement in this district is
Rendell, situated on Heaver creek, hut
the supply point for the surrounding
country is Beaverton, which lies about a
mile and a half farther up and seems
destined to become ere long a place of
considerable importance. The Boundary Falls Smelting company are largely
interested in this property and its rapid
growth and ultimate prosperity appears
to bt assured.
There are two mineral zones in the
Beaver creek belt. The Beaver mountain zone takes in that part of it lying
east of the West Fork, and from the
mouth of Cranberry to the head waters
of Beaver creek, about, fifteen miles in
length by live in width, the area being
somewhere in the neighborhood seventy-
five square miles, the center of mineralization being around Beaverton.
Some good claims have been found on
Knob Hill mountain, threemlles farther
up the cr-ek, and also some very promising ones were staked two miles beyond
and likewise at the head of Beaver, but
this was only last year and very little
work has been done upon them. Samples
of ore from the surface assayed well in
gold and some copper, but the principal
claims of the zone are situated around
Beaverton.
The ore in this zone is of very good
grade, $10 to $25 ill gold being common,
and some claims with good-sized ore
bodieB assay better. Ore that was
shipped from the Sally this winter is
said to have run over $100 to the ton,
and free gold is often taken from claims
in this camp.
Five miles above Beaverton is Carmi,
the center of mineralization of the
Beaver creek mineral belt lying on the
west side of the West Fork, and known
as the Carmi zone. It takes in the
whole of the Carmi and Arlington country with an area of 30 square miles.
The first discovery here was made by
James Dale, a prospector, in 189fi, audit
is now in a fair way to become a prosperous camp. The Carmi claim shipped
1,000 tons of ore to the smelter during
last winter. It is of good grade, I bo-
lieve averaging $45 to the ton, and assays
of $75 to $1(00 in gold have been obtained
from claims in this camp.
Continuing up the river we pass Wilkinson creek. The trail from Beaverton
to Penticton follows this creek to its
head, and then on down l'enticton creek
to Penticton situated on Okanagan lake.
Farther on is Hall creek, where some
good claims have been located. Across
the river is China creek. Some placer
gold has been taken from this, but it appears that in most of the creeks 1 have
mention the gravel bottoms are auriferous.
Two miles from Hall creek we reach
the East Fork, a considerable stream 10
miles in length.
Keeping up the West Fork we arrive
at the summit of the divide and the
head waters of the stream, whicli takes
its source in some meadows and small
lakes. The total length from there to
its confluence with the Kettle river being about 45 miles.
In the summary report of the Geological Survey Department for 1900, a short
description is given of the geological
features of this region, from observations
made last year by Mr. R. W. Brock. I
quote as follows: One mile above Rock
creek, dolomites, serpentine, argillites
and greenstones, probably belonging to
the Cache creek series, occur. After
continuing about a mile, these give
place to a conglomerate, probably Tertiary. The conglomerate is soon succeeded by more of the Cache creek rocks
which continue to Jame creek. From
James creek to Westbridge, and from
Westbridge to Boomerang creek on the
West Fork of the Kettle, the dark purplish basalts (birds-eye porphryries of the
prospector; obtain. From Boomerang
creek to Ranch creek the rock is gray
granite. From Rock creek to Beaverton
it is mostly the reddish younger granite.
At Beaverton it is an important area of
greenstone and some altered sedimentary
rocks in the granite.
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PYRITIC  SMELTING
As Compared with the Older
Methods
OF SMELTING LOW GRADE ORES
An Interesting; Article by Herbert
Lang which Appeared in the Mining- and Engineering Journal.
Continued from last week.
A full realization of the important
consequences of the acidity of thechaige
makes pyritic smelting seem a very different thing, not only from the ordinary
method of blast furnace smelting, but
from pyritic smelting as we first knew
it. The ptactice and experiments of
the last few years have let a Hood of much
needed light unon the subject and placed
it in rank with the best understood and
most scientific of all the metallurgical
process. Still there are problems of the
greatest interest and of the most recondite character whicli remain to be solved
before we shall attain to a complete understanding of the mult'.Jarioua reactions
whicli govern the work, and it is this
feature which will continue to render
pyritic smelting a pursuit of the most
absorbing interest to the scientifically
inclined.
Pyritic smelting reduced to its simplest
terms is nothing, we may say, but ordinary matte-smelting plus a power of burning off some extra portions of charge,
and thereby getting a more concentrated
and therefore more valuable product. I
cannot think that there is a single matting blast furnace of the older type running in this |or any other country
whose work would not be improved by
an infusion of pyritic methods. Differently stated. I believe that the work of
every ordinary furnace���with exceptions
which I shall note���could be done better by pyritic ones. I would except
such furnaces as run on charges deficient
in either silica or combustible sulphides.
A deficiency in sulphides throws the
work at once into the domain of ordinary smelting, while shortness of silica
prevents, for the reasons previously
given, a conpetent concentration. I
would also except those charges, very
high in silica, which require an extremely acid slag; for such slags have
not as yet been produced in this form of
imelting. Such slags are often times
handled by means of the hot blast; but
this does not necessarily imply pyritic
smelting, although for a time such blast
was deemed an essential to that process.
It has been asked thousands of times,
and doubtless will be asked more times
in the future:   What is the difference
between pyritic smelting and ordinary
blast furnace smelting?   Or, where does
ordinary smelting leave off, and  pyritic
begin?   If I were to answer such a question, I should say that the essential difference between the two consists in that
pyritic furnace forms oxides from   sulphides, in particular the oxide of iron
from pyrite within the furnace, while
the other does not.   It is not the heat
resulting from this effective breaking up
of the sulphides which characterizes the
process, although  this is very welcome
and useful, for this may be had in other
ways.    Any means whatever of decomposing the sulphides inside the stack
will  be a part of pvritic smelting, even
though applicable in a measure of systems running  .11 the old   plan.    So near
do the two processes approach,  in fact,
that the mere change of the charge of
any ordinary furnace may convert it into a pvritic one.   This being the case,
metallurgists do well to crowd on all the
silica the furnace will take, with a view
of running the slag as highly as possible,
while the matte deprived of a part of its
iron,  becomes enriched  in copper proportionally.   Thus close  together have
these processes been brought  by   the
discoveriec and practice of later years.
Since, as I have endeavored to show, the
addition of a little silica to the charge
converts ordinary matting under  common conditions into pyritic smelting, we
have in this fact alone cnfficient refutation of the notion that the latter process
is not a general one, and applicable to
almost all  the conditions  wherein the
ordinary method is not applicable.   On
their merits I regard the pyritic method
as being more generally useful than the
other, thereby disagreeing vitally  with
the dictum that the new method is likely
to be useful "only under exceptional circumstances."    The   influence   of   the
acidity  ol   the  charges   is a principle
which is certainly destined to make its
way into almost universal practice, and
this, as I have said, iB one of the main
springs of the pyritic process, inasmuch
as by its aid cold  blast pyritic  workers
are enabled to effect a desirable concentration  of   their   product.     Hence  we
have, irrespective of the advantages and
disadvantages of the hot blast, a means
of concentrating the matte which belongs exclusively to the pyritic process;
while, as I remarked, it can be applied
to the ordinary method without any alterations of the furnace or accessory apparatus. In so far as the oxidizing
power of the installation is thereby increased the work partakes of the pyritic
character; which being the case I cannot perceive any hampering conditions
which prevent the method from being
considered a general one.
At the first introduction of the pyritic
process it was the impression���a natural
one under the circumstances���that the
method was most applicable to heavily
sulphuretted ores containing little or no
intermixed gangue matter and having
an abundance of sulphur and oxidizable
metals, which were deemed to have been
formed by nature for this special purpose. But the experience of years has
shown that, while the chemical composition of the charges has a very important hearing on the metallurgical question, the conditions as to cost of fuel,
fluxes, etc., ha a greater. In the case a
substance as iron pyrites, whose combustion evolves a vast store of heat, but
whose ordinary fusion generates large
quantities of matte, we find that process
succeeds best when the charge contains
but one-third or thereabouts of this useful compound, instead of the much
larger proportion which was first judged
to be appropriate. When the blast-
heated to 3ay 500 degrees F. a properly
proportioned charge containing 35 per
cent of pyrites will smelt with tolerable
rapidity with less than5 percent of coke
and will allow the formation of an
economical proportion of matte, which
should not go above one-eighth of the
lharge. As to the matter of extracting
the gold, silver and copper that may be
containel, a much smaller proportion of
matte might answer quite as well; but
the addition of the silica necessary to
the higher concentration would cause
the furance to run dower, awaiting the
decomposition of more of the pyrites.
Charges may be made up a vast variety
of ores, sometimes totally without fluxes,
and at other times with more flux than
ore. I will mention a few of those which
have been smelted, for the most part
with good pecuniary results:
1. Impure ferric oxide carrying silver and little copper. Silicious sulphides
of iron and zinc. Silver bearing limestone.
2. Silicius sulphides of iron and zinc,
silver-bearing. Silver and copper bearing slags from ordinary process.
3. Tailings from silver mill, grouted
with lime. Chalcopyrite in porphyritic
gangue.    Scrap iron,
4. Heap-roasted copper bearing pyrites. Raw iron oxides (outcroppings),
silver bearing, 1 part, Gold quartz, 1
part.
5. Cupriferous pyrites, raw, 20 parts.
Impore iron oxideB (outcroppings), 12
parts. Gold quartz, 5 parts. Coke 8
per cent., blast 400 d greeB F.
7. Cupriferous pyrites, raw, 6 parts.
Impure oxides, 2 parts. Gold quarrz, 1
part. Coke 6 per cent, blast 400 degrees F.
7. Cupriferous pyrites, raw, 10 parts.
Impure oxides, 3 parts. Gold quartz, 2
parts. Barytic silver ore, 1 part. Coke
2 per cent, blast 550 degrees F.
8. Barytic silver ore, 32 parts. Raw
matte, 15 parts. Limestone, 7 parts.
Old slags 7 parts.
9. Cupriferous pyrites in porphyritic
gangue, 11 parts.    Rich slags, 2 parts.
10. Chalcopyrite and pyriate, hornblende gangue, 8 parts. Limestone, 2
parts.   Ferruginous surface ores, 1 part.
11. Silicious gold ores, 5 parts. Mag-
nesian limestone, 6 parts. Iron pyrites
2 parts. Coke 15 to 20 per cent cold
blast,
12. Silicious gold ores, 16 parts.
Magnesian limestone, 17 parts. Copper
sulphide ores, 2 parts. Gold mill concentrates' li parts. Barrel pyrites, 1 part.
13. Pyrites, copper and silver hearing.
Barren silica.   Limestone.
This list, which might be extended
indefinitely, comprises examples taken
from actual practice only and hIiowb
very clearly what a wide range of materials has been subjected to the pyritic
Influences with success and profit. Examples 12 and 13 show furnace work
which is not classed usually as pyritic
in the sense in which the term is used
herein, but which is truly so if we consider the circumstance that much of the
sulphur-bearing material ia oxidized in
iu the furnace, as shown by the very
small proportion of matte produced, not
over one-third probably, nf the amount
due to the unoxidized sulphides. No.
12 is strictly an iron matting proposition.
Concerning No 13 we are told that,without the addition of the barren pyrites,
no matte whatever is formed; by which
we infer that so large a proportion as
one-fifth of the charge is deprived of its
sulphur, and has its iron completely
oxidized and taxen up by the silica, a
notable case of real pyritic smelting.
Notice also that the slags produced by
this fashion are notably silicious���perhaps the most so of any blast furnace
matting Blags made in America���which
gives the key to the cause of this favor
able concentration of matte, and corroborates the conclusion heretofore
stated in this writing, that in order to
effect high concentrations we must stiffen our charges with silica to the highest
permissable notch.
Iron  pyrites, handled  with a view to
tonnage,   is one of the easiest ores to
to smelt that we have.   As before indicated, if there is no intention of securing the high unlimited quantity through
a furnace in a day.   The very  high  records that we hear of late are  made on
charges consisting largely of this favorable and very fusible ore, but these runs
often result in  piling up the yard with
low grade matte which has to be further
treated before leaving the works.   This
goor product may be advanced, as before
Baid, in grade by resmelting in the same
furnace along with silica in some form,
getting, as a rule, a slag  poor enough to
dis card, and a matte of twice the richness   of   the  first,   or smewhat more.
Matte acts  like   pyrrhotite   (magnetic
pyrites) in the furnace,  and  neither of
them can be burned so easily as pyrite
or marcasite, possibly because they have J
no volatile sulphur to pass off by  mere
heating, leaving the mass porous for the
better action of the furnace gases upon
it.   ThiB, I apprehend, explains the different   behavior  of   pyrite   and matte
when subjected to heap  roasting; it is
well known that pyrite roasts with freedom down to a fairly low  percentage of
sulphur, while matte is far more intractable, requiring oftentimes a protracted
series of roastings in order to fit it for
resmelting by the ordinary method.
The pyritic method process has been
complained of because changes composed largely of magnetic pyrites have
been run through and have come out
"just as they went in." It is incon-
vinceable that any ore could pass
through a furnace totally unchanged;
but if any did come near it, then magnetic pyrites would be the one. Of
course the fault lay with the metallurgist
who conducted the trials in not having
added the necessary flux���a fault leBS
likely to be committed now than in the
early days of the art.
A valued correspondent, residing in
Colorado, has put me in possession recently of the details of some very interesting experience in which he has contrasted the relative efficiencies of the
hot and cold blast pyritic process more
thoroughly than I have known it to be
done previously. From the information
thus elicited I will make a few excerpts
which I think will be of use to metallurgists generally. Out of a varied experience my correspondent selected as
an example illustrating the economies
of the hot blast the following case: The
charge: Ore, 1,950 lbs., of five different
classes; flue dust, 150 lbs.; limestone,
600 lbs.; slag, 500 lbs.; coke, 7.3 per
cent; blast temperature, 70 degrees F.
The charge ran at the rate of 150 tons
per day, effecting a concentration of 6
into 1, the matte carrying 70 per cent
copper. On account of an accident to
the pipe stove the heating of the blast
became impossible, and the furnace was
run for a time on the same charge but
with the use of 14.3 per cent of coke, or
nearly double the former allowance,
After the change the daily duty of the
furnace dropped to 104 tons, while the
concentration remained the same.
Without reproducing the figures showing in detail the results of the smelting,
I will summarize them by saying that,
while it cost $35 per day to run the hot
blast stove, there was $30.45 saved on
the amount of coke which was required
to smelt 150 tons with hot air, over that
required to smelt 104 tons with cold.
And the total pecuniary advantage arising daily from the greater tonnage put
through amounted to $144.45 in favor of
the hot blast, or rather less than $1 per
ton of charge, or $160 per ton of ore,
which is an economy somewhat higher
than pyritic smelters are ordinarily accustomed to derive from the hot blast.
However, the question is complicated
with that of the cost of coke, the beneficial effects of large tonnage, and other
considerations which vary with every
locality.
Ordinarily the proportion of coke required for the smelting wus but 3 per
cent as figured on the charge, and the
principal features consisted in dividing
the work into two operations���the lirst
consisting in "fusing an easy-running
charge carrying 3 to 4 per cent copper,
to gather the precious metals, using aB
little coke as possible to avoid any reducing action, and to keep the atmosphere as oxidizing as might be. In this
way a large tonnage was made and a fair
concentration (5 to 1) and an excellent
saving of values effected. The next
step���-the refusion of the matte with
silicious ores���utilized quartz ores on
which there was a good treatment
charge ; while the product of the second
matte carried from 40 to 50 per cent
copper, and was shipped to a refinery.
The total concentration effected by the
two 8meltings was 15 to 1. The slag derived from the first smelting carried 38
silica, 36 ferrous oxide, 14 lime, the balance being alumina, zinc, etc Arsenic
and antimony were generally completely
(Concluded on page 7.)
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Stores or offices, tot on
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OPEN  DAY  AND  NIGHT.
, J. W. NELSON, Prop.
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THE GREENWOOD WEEKLY MINER.
The flining and Commercial Center of the
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Richest   /lining   Section   in
North America
SJVUMILKAEEN
CITY.
Situated in Camp Hedley, in the center of
the whole Similkameen country, midway
between Princeton and Keremeos on the
main wagon road, and location lines of three
different railroads, surrounded by rich mines
and connected with all the camps with good
roads and trails.
The Townsite Company own all the adjacent
land available for townsite purposes.    We
are not boxed up in a canyon and do not sell
lots on cliffs.
Lots now on the market and selling like hot
cakes.   Present prices are from $100 to $200,
one-third cash,  balance in three and six
months.
In blocks 19, 25, 3 D, 24 and 30 on the main
street sold on building contracts only.
Buy early and get your choice.   On June 1st
they will advance 50 per cent.
For further particulars apply to H. M. Keefer, room 4 Wallace-
Miller Block, Greenwood ; Ernest Kennedy & Co., Roeslond, B. C.;
Clias. D. J. Christie, Nelson, B. C.; A. G. Hanauer, Spokane, Wash.;
J. J. Banfield, Vancouver, B. C Agents in all Boundary towns as
well as in Ontario, England and Australia.
PRAINK   BAILEY,   Manager,
Room 4 Wallace-Miller Block, Greenwood, B. C.
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The Most Complete Health Resort on the Continent of North
America.    Situated midst Scenery Unrivalled for Grandeur.
Halcyon Hot Springs
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Halcyon Springs, Arrow lake, B.C.
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In Telegrapnic communication with all parts of the world.   Two mails arrive and 5:
depart every day.  TERMS:  $15 to $18 per week according to resi- e
dence in Hotel or Villas O g
Its Raths euro all nervous and muscular diseases.    Its waters  heal till Kidney. Liver ���
and Stomach Ailments.   The baths and water eliminate all <
metal poisons from the Bystom. 5e
The price of railway ticket tor round trip between   Greenwood and   Halcyon ��j
good for Thirty Days and obtainable nil the yenr round is fill.70. <
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Pipe Dream
We have just received the
Best Line of Pipes ever
offered for sale . . .
In the Boundary
Including "B. B. B." "Q. B. D.'
and Meerschaum Pipes . . .
High   Class   Pipes
at Reasonable Prices.
A Full Line of . . .
ENGLISH AND EGYPTIAN CIGARETTES
H. A.  KING & CO.,
Stationery, Fancy Goods, Tobaccos, Cigars
PYRITIC  SMELTING
(Concluded from page 6.)
volatilized. Lime was used to a considerable extent, to lighten the slag and
to replace iron, which was scarce. Experience in this regard showed that,
while limestone could be dispensed
with, it was advisable to continue its
use on account of higher savings and increased tonnage. It also diminished
the tendency of the fusible materials to
form incrustations in the upper part of
the furnace. In the resmelting the aim
was to make a slag of 40 to SI) per cent
silica. The furnace was run entirely by
experience, quartz being added as the
oxidation of the matte justified, this being governed by the condition of the inside of the stack.
These details, reproduced mainly in
my correspondent's own words, give evidence of very careful work, carried on
with an appreciation of the powers of
the powers of the pyritic influences
which are somewhat rare among metallurgists. Although the process with its
modifications bus been in practical use
for nearly a decade, and a great deal of
printed matter has appeared, whereof
the Engineering and Mining Journal has
been the chief vehicle, it does not appear
that the lessons have sunk very deeply
as yet, or that the truths elicited with
so much expenditure of time and toil
have penetrated extensively into the
minds even of those who should be
awake to such matters. On the one
hand there are numbers of persons who,
charmed with the idea of smelting without fuel, are ready to rush into pyritic
smelting on the most unfit oreB; and on
the other there are many professed
metallurgists who in theiroverdone conservatism are unable to commend the
process under any circumstances, thereby misleading their clients. But by far
the worst enemy that the process has to
contend with the horde of pestilent
quacks and dead beats who infest the
smelting world and have fastened themselves upon pyritic smelting in particular
and with their patents, their secrets and
their processes threaten to bring it into
disrepute.
To this writing, already, I fear, too
long, I will add the resume of the principal points which appear pertinent to the
examination.
1. The difference between cold blast
pyritic and ordinary matting consists
only in the make-up of the smelting
mixture.
2. The ordinary process can probably
produce more acid slags than the pyritic
method.
3. The ordinary can produce more
basic slags than the pyritic method, so
far as shown by present practice.
4. The application of the hot blast to
pyritic smelting saves fuel and increases
the daily capacity of furnaces, but the
process is still subject to the same limitations as regards the proportions of
silica.
5. Mixtures deficient in sulphides
cannot be successfully treated by pyritic
smelting because they would produce
no matte.
6. Mixtures deficient in Silica cannot
be properly concentrated in the pyritic
way.
7. Silica governs the concentration of
pyritic charges.
8. Matte may be concentrated by
fusion in the pyritic stack, but not in
the ordinary.
9. Iron seems to pass into the pyritic
slag as singulo-silicate.
10. Lime seems to form bi-silicates,
mainly or wholly, in the pyritic furnace.
If you want a good bed for SO cents, go
to  the  Clarendon.
Sewing machines for Sale or Kent
Good snap.    0 I C Second-Hand Store.
B.   C.'S   DIVIDEND   PAYERS.
The following are some of the British
Columbia mines whose total dividends
to date have each exceeded $100,000.
More have paid totals ranging from $10,-
000 to $50,000, but the list given, though
incomplete, will serve to show that an
appreciably large aggregate amount has
been returned by the mines over and
above the still larger total of earnings
that has been expended in development
and equipment. The figures are taken
from the New York Engineering and
Mining Journal and the British Columbia Mining Record :
MINE. LOCALITY. J^fpENDS
1'ayne Slociin $1,488,000
Le Loi Kosshmd 1,805,000
War Eagle Rossland 545,250
Cariboo Camp .MeKinney ikt.iist
Blocan Star Slocan 41b.ihk)
Idaho Nloean 2!t2,0>m
Reco Sloenn 2H7,5ot)
Hull Nelson 220,000
Whitewater Slocan 209,500
North Star East Kootenay 195,000
Centre Star Rossland 17.\iKHI
Ruth Slooan 165,000
Ymir. Nelson M-i.ooo
Rambler-Cariboo Sloean 105..H10
St. Eugene. East Kootenay 105.000
Richard Plewman, managing director
of the Winnipeg Mines, limited, arrived from Rossland last night and today
went up to the mine.
Clarendon Hotel, beds 50 cents,
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today. We find this department
overstocked with men's and boys'
top shirts, so to interest cash
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a number of up-to-date lines. Shirts
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June 15, 1901.
TENNIS
RACKETS
We carry tbe following in proper
assorted weights:
Lakeside,
Greenwood,
Popular,
Geneva.
WRIGHT & DITSON'S
TENNIS BALLS.
SMITH   &   McRAE.
'Phone, V. & N. H4.
LOCALS AND PERSONALS.
Dr. Mathison, dentist, Naden-Flood
block, Copper street
W. K. C. Manley, of (irand Forks,
was in the city Wednesday.
Or. Simmons, dentist, Rendell b lock
Copper street, (ireenwood.
Don't miss the strawberry festival in
the Reading Room this. Saturday, evening- 	
We want your old stoves, and have
new ones for you. See us. Second-Hand
White's.
S.Tripp, of Greenwood, has secured
the contract for building the new school
building at Phoenix. Air. Tripp is a
well known contractor of this citv.
H. C. Cook, a graduate of the Ontario
College of Pharmacy, has accepted a
position with Miller Bros, druggists and
jewelers of tbis city.
Duncan Mcintosh was receiving the
congratulations of his many friends in
the city this week on the birth of a
daughter, which occurred on Monday,
10th inst. ______
Next Thursday evening a lodge of Odd
Fellows will be instituted at Phoenix by
W. M. Law, D. D. G. M., assisted by
members of Greenwood and Grand
Forks lodges.
Thursday next, 20th inst., the Grand
Lodge, A. F. ci A. M., will meet in Nelson. A number of members of the
order from Greenwood, Phoenix and the
Mother Lode will attend.
.las. Kerr returned from Victoria
Tuesday night, after completing arrangements for starting construction work on
the Midway and Vernon railway. Work
will bs started 011 the road early tbis
fall.	
The contract has been let and work
commenced excavating for the new store
of the Russell-Law-Caulfield company.
The building will be 50x100 feet, two
stories and basement. The foundation
will be stone and the upper portion brick.
A strawberry and ice cream festival
will be held on Cupper street, north of
J. W. Mellor's Htore, on Tuesday the
18th, commencing at 5 o'clock and during the evening, under the auspices of
the Ladies Aid Society of the Methodist
church.
Alf Swinburn, of Camp McKinney,
who went to South Africa with Strathcona Horse, arrived in the city Wednesday evening from Ottawa, where be had
been since the regiment was mustered
out. He left yesterday for his home at
Camp McKinney.
Jas. C. Dale came down from Carmi,
on the West Fork, Tuesday. The crown
grant has been obtained for Carmi, and
lots will immediately be placed on the
market. Considerable building has been
done at Carmi, and already a number of
families are resident there.
C. L. Tbomet, of Midway, was in the
city Wednesday. He had just returned
from a trip in search of horse thieves.
His party went as far as the Columbia,
hut were unable to come up with the
thieves, who had crossed the river some
days previous to the arrival of the posse.
A number of the stolen horses had baen
sold ii. Douglas county by the thieves
after crossing the river, lie says there
are four bands of thieves working the
ranges between Midway and Wenatchee,
and possibly others working in conjunction with them below that place.
A letter received here yesterday from
W. S. Keith, who is now nt Krugersdorp,
states that he is getting along famously.
He says that he and Smith have been
appointed corporals, Nicholson a troop
leader, and Jones, Of Phoenix, a sergeant.
The tripon board ship was anything hut
pleasant and the food very bad. There
had been consi.l.'ruble sickness in the
force, Nicholson having had a very hard
time of it, and at the time the letter was
written Trimm, of Greenwood, was in
the hospital, down with the mumps.
They were waiting for mounts, and when
these arrive he expects to be move.I
where the hoys will have an apportunity
of dodging bullets. Neither Keith nor
Smith have heen sick. This is not surprising to those who know them, as
nothing short of a divine visitation is
liable to effect either one. Letters addressed to Krugersdorp will catch any
of the Greenwood contingent.
For sale at Crowston's stores, Government street,  two  cars  prime  potatoes.
Rendell Now Ready.
ELKINS-CLARK.
Last Wednesday morning Frederick
Mitchell Elkins, deputy sheriff, was
married by Rev. W. A. Robins, M. A.,
to Miss Ethel Clark. The ceremony
took place in the building in which the
services of St. Jude's Church of England
are regularly held and, tbe bride and
bridegroom being well known, both having been among the earlier residents in
Greenwood, there was a large attendance of friends and other interested
spectators. The altar had been prettily
decorated by lady friends of the bride,
and the church choir was in attendance
to make the service of the church more
impressive by rendering parts of it
chorally. The church organist, Mr.
Duff, played part of Wagner's wedding
march as the bride entered the building
and in the course of the service the choir
sang the Deus Misereatur, "God be
Merciful Unto Us and Bless Us," and
A. and M. hymns 350, "The Voice that
Breathed O'er Eden," 351 "How Welcome Was the Call," and 578 "0 Perfect Love All Human Thought Transcending." Advantage was taken by tbe
officiating priest of this opportunity to
briefly address those present, stating the
attitude of the church upon the question
of marriage. He said that the tendency
of the age is to strip marriage of every
thing that is dignified, religious and
holy, instancing this from literature and
the drama. To many what should be
the holy estate of matrimony was
simply licensed concubinage, and consequently such people wanted to get
married in a hole and corner way, having the ceremony performed in a house
or even a registrar's office, avoiding
churches or other buildings used for
church purposes. To those of his hearers
who are Christians he said that marriage was of divine origin, instituted by
God and not hy man, and after mentioning the careful restrictions of the old
Jewish marriages, reminded them that
the Saviour's first official act was the
miracle which He performed at a marriage.    Coming   to Christian   marriage
he asked why does the church take so
high a view of matrimony? First because marriage is the pillar of all life,
social and political; it is the very foundation of man's life, whatever bis creed.
The home is tlie unit of all life in every
sphere; in it is the beginning of all
education and character, of the manhood and womanhood of each successive
age, therefore there is great responsibility attaching to two people marrying
and great need of God's blessing upon
their union. Secondly, Christ chose
matrimony as a picture of the
union between Himself and the
church, which fact at once lifts
it. to the level of God and the
angels. He therefore appealed to all to
do whatever lay in their power to uphold the dignity and the religious aspect
of the holy state of matrimony. Addressing the bride and bridegroom, he
took tbe ring as a symbol of eternity
and unity, the issues of married life being eternal anil the union such that no
man can sunder it. It was also a bond
of constancy���one to the other, through
all the trials of life, and, too, the purity
of gold teaches purity, not only of body
but also of heart and intention. At the
close of tbe ceremony the benediction
was pronounced and the choir sang the
"Sevenfold Amen."
The bride wore a grey travelling suit,
with bat to match, and carried some
beautiful while roses and carnations.
She was attended by Miss Keefer, as
bridesmaid and was given away by Gold
Commissioner Win. (1. MeMynn. Randolph Stuart was groomsman. As the
bridal party left the building the organist
played .Mendelssohn's wedding march.
Showered with rice, bride and bridegroom entered 11 carriage and drove
direct to the railway station, proceeding
thence to Nelson and Balfour for their
honeymoon. Mr. and Mrs. Klkins will
return next week and make their home
in (ireenwood.
Be  sure  the  union  lable  is  on
your   suit.
If it is made at Allmacher &
Wilson's there is little more
to be said.
Patronize
UNION
Labor.
Patronize
HOME
Industry.
We extend an invitation to every
man in Greenwood to call
on   ns.
ALLMACHER & WILSON,
Merchant Tailors.
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wife.
LION BOTTLING WORKS,
GREEHWOOD and GRAHD FORKS,
Manufactures All Kinds of Carbonated |Beverages,
Sole Agents tor THE LI0H BREWIHG CO., Rossland B. C.
Tlie Largest Brewery ill Hritish Colombia.
JAS. McCREATH & CO., Proprietors.
<i;is for pntnless extraction of teeth
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Your Teeth deserve
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Health, happiness &
comfort depend upon
them. 	
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Both 'Phones.       Greenwood.
People who are accustomed to smoking
the high grade, time honored brands of-
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Kind it a grievous disappointment, when tbey are even a little "off"
in flavor or condition. Our stock is jealously and intelligently cared
for and is perfect, every cigar is full of fragrance.
QUEEN CIGAR CO.,
orders by mail,                      THE HAVANA CIGAR EMPORIUM
Telegrai.h or Telephone           OF THE BOUNDARY COUNTRY . .
Promptly Attended to.	
I. ROBERT JACOBS, Manager/larenSMwooD,B.c
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GREENWOOD.
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Films,   Mounts,
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Cameras,    Etc.
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Linoleums ��        Upholstered Goods
Bedding, Etc.   Pictures and  Picture  Frames.
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Tbe above can be exchanged for 5'
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Funeral Directors and Emhalnters.
J. L. COLES'    !
Hooks,    Stationery,    Wall Paper :
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