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The Greenwood Miner
Vol. III. No. 22.
Published   Weekly.
Greenwood, B. C, June i, 1901.
Per Year, $2.00.
Before Police Magistrate Hallet Tuesday.
But Their Nerve Failed Them at the
Critical Moment���Committed
for   Trial.
Tuesday evening, Louis Comfort
Barnes, Handy Glencross and Slim
Hogan, were up before Police Magistrate
Hallet. to answer to the following information laid by High ConBtable MeMynn :
Louis Comfort Barnes, Sandy Glencross
and Slim Hogan did, on tbe 4th day of
May last, unlawfully conspire, combine,
confederate and agree together to commit a certain indictable offense, to-wit.,
the crime of robbery, by then and there
conspiring, confederating and agreeing
togther to unlawfully and by the means
of violence to be used by them to and
against the person of one, frank Mc-
Googan, and there and then to unlawfully and violently steal from the person
of the said Frank McGoogan, moneys,
There were a number of witnesses examined, but the principal evidence for
the prosecution was a confession made
hy Louis 0. Barnes, one of the accused,
to James Kerr, J, P. following is the
statement made by Barnes:
I, Louis Comfort Barnes, wish to make
a statement freely and without inducement to do so. I was playing blackjack in the Butte hotel, at Phoenix,
ahout four weeks ago last Saturday. I
went broke then. I had some money to
start with. Sandy Glencross came to
me and said he wished to speak to me,
He said this man Frank McGoogan is
(1,600 to $1,800 strong and we have been
in bard circumstances all winter. It is
just as easy as falling off a log. All we
have to do is to stick him up and take
the money away from him. lie said, I
dare not go as I am a cripple and would
be detected. You and Slim Hogan go
down the road between Phoenix and
Greenwood. He said that McGoogan
had a prostitute and came up there
every Saturday night from Greenwood
and you can hold him up on the road
coming up to Phoenix. I told him that
I bad no gun and he said that I did not
need any; that he would give his gun to
Slim Hogan and he knew how to bold
him up. Sandy Glencross gave nie impression that Slim Hogan was an old
hand at the business of holding up and
I was in hard circumstances and was
foolish enough to then take up the proposition. The gun was a 45-Colt's. He
showed it to me that night. 1 think
you have the gun here now. He had it
on him when he was arrested here.
(Gun produced.) I think that is the
same gun, it looks like it; the ramrod of
it was broken. (The gun produced and
referred to is a Colt's No. 35987, 45-cali-
bre.) I am pretty sure that that is the
gun. We both went down the road on
Saturday night four weeks ago with the
intention of holding Up McGoogan and
when we heard him coming we backed
out, as it was a moonlight night. This
fellow Sulley who runs the roulette
wheel at McGuire hotel (Brooklyn
hotel), Phoenix, passed riding a horse
down to Greenwood and McGoogan. I
understood, was to ride the same horse
back, which I think he did. We got off
the road when McGoogan passed us
when he was coming up. He passed us
between the milk ranch and Phoenix.
After Sulley passed us the candy man
also passed us, and he was going towards
Greenwood. 1 think it wus about half
past one o'clock in the morning when
McGoogan passed us.
Next Saturday night Slim Hogan and
I also went down the road towards
Greenwood from Phoenix to hold up
McGoogan and he did not pass up the
road until daylight. At daylight we
walked backed up to Phoenix and Kid
Hunt and McGoogan passed us on the
road close to Phoenix. We did not
want to hold McGoogan up after daylight.
A week ago last Saturday night, or
early on Sunday morning, I saw McGoogan down here. 1 got down to
Greenwood about twenty minutes before McGoogan left I ere. lie and that
short fat fellow who was tending bar at
the Clarendon hotel in Greenwood, and
who is tending bur now at the Brooklyn
hotel, Phoenix, left Greenwood together.
I did not go hack up the road. Slim
Hogan went back up tbe road to Phoenix when I left him to come to Greenwood. We were watching on the road
that night for McGoogan about a mile
on the Greenwood side of the milk ranch.
We left there when it got daylight.
The lirst Saturday night Slim Hogan
and I arranged that we were to take the
money from McGoogan and turn him
loose. Hogan was to ride his horse on
to Phoenix and I was to walk back to
Phoenix. The second time we arranged
between us that we were to buck and
gag McGoogan and tie him there and
we were to go back to Phoenix. The
horse was to be turned looBe. We had
masks made out of a couple old drawer
leges. We had holes cut in them for the
eyes and we left them on the lower side
of the hill above the hog ranch, near the
location of the old saw mill and near to
a bald point of a hill. We had these
masks during the three times we waited
for McGoogan. I got uneasy ahout continuing to try to hold up McGoogan and
I asked Wilson's advice in the matter.
At first he seemed to think it would be
a good thing to do. The next day he
changed his mind and then Mr. Lawder
spoke to me about it. Then I did not
want to see the boys caught and I sent a
letter to Sandy Glencross telling hiin
that they were next to him and that
they had better let the holding ap business drop. I sent this letter up to Glencross with Frank Greenwood. I had
just come up from Midway by train
after tbe celebration there.    I stayed in
Managing Director Oliver Has
His Say.
The Fight Over Assessments Ten and
Eleven Becoming Exceedingly   Hot.
Spokane, Wash., May 20, 1901.
Take notice that an extraordinary
general meeting of the shareholders of
the Mor ison Mines, limited, will take
place on Wednesday, the 5th of June,
1901, at the hour of 10 o'clock in the
forenoon, in the office of the said company, 409 Rookery building, Spokane,
Wash., for the purpose of electing two
auditors, whose duty it will be to examine the books and accounts of the
company and report on same at the
ordinary general meeting to be held in
the early part of October. If you cannot be present at tbis meeting we would
be pleased to have your proxy.
A. F. Oliver, Secretary.
At the last general meeting of the
company the stockholders failed to elect
auditors, and as tbe actions of the man-
in the Bank of Montreal to the credit of
the C. P. R. for the purpose of grading
the line. Shortly after this the railway
company allowed the smelter company
to draw down their money. This was
done without notifying the Morrison
company, and in consequence of this the
contract was made inoperative. In discontinuing assessments the directors
think they were justified, as the contract was an excellent one for the mine
and we had no reason to doubt that il
would be carried out by the smelter
company. After the contract was cancelled it then became necessary to again
levy assesments, as the mine had run in
debt and had been working steadily by
the directors advancing money to meet
the bills and payrolls. At the time of
the last assessment the directors had
good reason to believe that they would
have no trouble to contract with the
British Columbia Copper company's
smelter, aud the two cents was levied to
pay off indebtedness, to place $7,(100 to
the credit of tlie 0. P. K. for the grading
of the spur (whicli they demanded), and
to run the mine for two months, when
we hoped to have the spur in and ready
to ship. But, upon the recent shipment
of two cars of ore to their smelter for
trial they claimed that our ore carried
too much sulphur and they could not
handle same. We are just in receipt,
however, of a wire from this smelter
asking us to ship ten cars more as a further test, and it is still possible we can
make satisfactory arrangements for the
treatment of our ore. The last two assessments   will   pay    all   indebtedness
The tonnage of Ore shipped by Boundary District mines during May to 30th ult., inclusive,   so far  as
has been ascertained from the mines is as under :
Old Ironsides und  Knob Hill Group    17,5^0
Mother Lode ,      ^,55��
B C 	
Shipments during 1900 and for four months of the current year ended April 30,
Old Ironsides and Knob Hill Group.
B C	
Mother Lode	
City of Paris	
Golden Crown '.	
Sundry shipments	
Grand total to date.
were as
follows :
Midway last Friday night anil came up
here ou Saturday's train. It was last
Saturday that I sent this letter by F.
Greenwood to S. Glencross. Glencross
told me how much money ho thought
McGoogan had at the different times we
wailed lor him. First time between
$1,5001111.1 $1,801); the second time $2,-
000 or $3,000 and the third about $4,000.
Hogan told me he bad a partner, hut 1
do not know his name or anything about
Glencross told me he met two men
going up to Phoenix and he wondered if
they were the men who held up the men
at Kock creek. If there is anything
more about this business I am willing to
give you all the information I can but at
present I cannot think of anything
more. I think this is all. Is there anything more you wish to speak about?
L. C. Bar.nks.
The magistrate committed all three
for trial. And on Wednesday they came
up before His Honor Judge Bole to elect.
Glencross and Hogan elected to be tried
by jury and Barnes before the county
court judge, under the Speedy trials.
Wednesday evening Greenwood lodge
No. 29, K. of P., elected officers as follows : M. Berger, C. C. i Norman McLeod, V. C.; Chas K. Pittock, prelate;
Geo. Barber. M. of VV.; A. I). Hallett,
K. of K. and S.; K. C. B. Frith, M. of
F., re-elected ; ...G. Whitbeek, M. of E.;
M. Eilderman, M. at A.; K. McKenzie,
I. G.; A. Allniacher, O. G.
aging director have been questioned by
a few irresponsible brokers, the directors
feel it their duty to show how the money
has been expended by calling this extraordinary meeting. It has been claimed
by two firms of brokers, one at Greenwood, B. 0., the other of Spokane,
Wash., that the moneys of the company
have not been properly handled. They
have so intimated in their weekly bulletins which they issue once a week to
their correspondents. Owing to the
above complaint the directors of the
company recently visited the mine in a
body and are thoroughly satisfied with
the condition of tbe mine and the way
in which the money has been expended.
They have also employed Mr. Roy II.
Clarke, a competent mining engineer, to
make an examination of the mine. His
report, together with a financial statement, will be mailed to the stockholders
as soon as completed, which will be in
about ten days.
In February last the assessments were
discontinued, as the company had
entered into a contract with tbe Standard Pyritic Smelter company, to smelt
not less than 2,000 tons of ore per month,
but in said contract was a clause providing that unless a railroad spur was built
und completed  t     the  mine within  90
days the   contract    would   bee e null
and void The contract did not stale
that the smeller company should build
the spur, but ns soon as the contract
was signed the smelter people deposited
$;).5(l() and the Morrison company $3,900
against the mine and carry on development up to about the lirst of October.
In the meantime we hope 10 contract
for the output, of the mine to some one
ol the smelters in the Boundary country.
We wish to state for the benefit and
I protection of the stockholders thai ihe
mine is in a position today to maintain
a large daily tonnage, and as so..n as
the second level is opened up, which is
now being done and will practically be
completed within 90days, we will then
be in a position .if tlie stockholders desire) to sell the property at a good figure.
We wish to guard the stockholders
against the weekly bulletins published
by the aforementioned brokers and
which tend to depress the stock that it
may be bought in for their clients.
Neither of the brokerage linns in question are in good standing in their respective cities, and it would be well for
any stockholders, should they do any
business with them, to send their stock
through a hank with draft attached.
After the charge of misuse of the company's funds was made the directors
offered to alio iv the disturbing element
the privilege ol' sending tin expert lie-
count.mt to the ollice of ihe coiup.inv
for the purpose of examining the hooks
and to pay them for their lime and nil
expenses in connection therewith. This
they have refused to accept, which ii
itself is conclusive evidence that their
only motive is to depress tl..' stock.
The annual meeting uf the company
' will be held on October 1st, and we trust
all stockholders who are able will be
present in person, or be represented by
proxy, that they may see for themselves
the condition of the mine and its
finances.   Respectfully yours,
F. H. Oi.ivkk. Managing Diretor.
The heavy rains that fell in the early
part of the week caused the waters of
Boundary creek to rise to such an extent
as to cause several bridges to go out.
Tbe bridge near the Yale-Columbia
Lumber company's office, close to tbe
Greenwood railway station, dropped
four feet at one end, its supports on that
side having been washed away. All the
heavy cribbing near the Auditorium was
larried away and much of the made
ground, along the banks of the creek,
from Deadwood street north to railway
railway station, was cut out. The Dead-
wood street bridge went down the creek,
and the loose timbers piling against
one bridge after another caused three
footbridges and the bigger bridge near
Mr. Paul Johnson's house, to give way.
The wreckage accumulating against the
bridge at the South End grocery would
have caused that to go out but many of
the timbers were hauled ashore and the
pressure was relieved in time to save
that bridge, but it was, however,
rendered temporarily unsafe for traffic.
The Hood water of the previous week
had cut a new channel at one end of the
pyritic smelter dam so the bridge just
above it escaped, consequent upon the
water level having been lowered several
feet. At Boundary Falls tbe new bridge
put in last year to give connection with
tbe old Dewdney trail was lifted from
its place and now rests on a log jam.
It is believed that the bridges over the
Kettle river at Ingrim's and at Midway,
are not damaged. At Grand Forks, so
it is stated, two bridges were only saved
with much difficulty.
The summer mining school of McGill
university mining students, held this
year in British Columbia, afforded both
students and the professors accompanying them an opportunity to become
familiar with some of the larger mines
of this province. It was intended to
here give at greater length particulars
of the itinerary, but so much space is
alrea.lv taken up elsewhere in this issue
in describing the laboratories of the
ti dversity ami their equipment, that
only a b.ief summary of the trip may
now be published. After a day at Banff,
in the Rocky mountains, the anthracite
coal mines at Anthracite and the
bituminous coal mines at Canmore,
were visited. Thence the party went
viz. Vancouver to Nananiio, where more
coal mines were examined. Before
leaving Vancouver Island the Mount
Sicker gold-copper mines were visited.
Returning to the mainland the visitors
went to the Payne and Slocan Star
silver-lead mines, iii the Slocan. Next
the Hall Mines smelter, at Nelson, and
then several of the larger mines at Kossland aud the smelter at Trail were carefully looked over. (Joining to the
Boundary, the Granby smelter at Grand
Forks, tbe Old Ironsides and Knob Hill
mines at Phoenix, Ihe British Columbia
Copper company's smelter at Greenwood and the Mother Lode mine wero
successively visited, The party left un
Thursday, their intention being to see
thu Athabasca and Ymir gold mines, in
the Nelson district, one or two ol the
silver-lead mines in Kast Kootenay, the
collieries mnl coke oven.- at I'crnie and
to proceed thence back east. Whilst in
Greenwood Ihe visitors were entei(aim-d
at lunch,ion hy the mayor and aldermen
and they took advantage uf thai opportunity to express their appreciation of
the kindness and courtesy with which
tbey had been received and their surprise at the enormous size of the ore
bodies in the Boundary mines they had
had the advantage of examining.
The total quantity of ore smelted at
the British Columbia Copper company's
smelter at Greenwood to date, working
with one furnace, is 30,687 tons, as under:
Month. Tons.
February, 1901, (ten days)   8,01(1
March 10,519
Apr,I    11,322
May 11,8311
Total 3(1,087
The average daily tonnage for the
respective mouths was: February, 31)1'...
tons;  March, 889)$   Ions;   April,   37"l3
May, 881,^ tons. The daily average lor
the three mouths ended May :llst was
June i, 1901.
A   Description   of  Montreal's
College of
McGill's   Facilities    for    Giving   a
Thorough Training in These
Numbers of Britisli Columbians are
more or less interested in mining and
anything that pertains to it. This is
but natural, since upon the mining industry largely depends the future of
several important sections of the province. It follows, therefore, that many
visitors to Montreal from Britisli Columbia are pleased to have an opportunity of visiting the mining aud metallurgical laboratories of the McGill
University and of there learning from
the courteous Macdonald Professor of
Mining and Metallurgy, something of
the capabilities and facilities this
branch of the university possesses for
special instruction in this���from a British Columbian point of view���very important field of knowledge. The writer
during a visit to Montreal, had the
pleasure of meeting the Professor, Dr.
J. Bonsall Porter, E. M., Ph. D.
(Col. I'niv. N Y.), M. I. C. E., M. Can.
Soc. C. E., and of obtaining from him
some particulars of the work of the university in this direction.
It may be premised that McGill
University was the first university in
Canada to make mining a subject of instruction.
Twenty-nine years ago Dr. Harrington, who is still actively associated with
tbe university, now in the capacity of
Greenshields Professor of Chemistry
and Mineralogy, and Director of Chemistry and Mining Building, announced a
series of lectures on Metallurgy and
Mining. Tlie following session saw the
graduation of the first McGill men in
this course. Since then the work hag
been kept up without a break, first by
Dr. Harrington ; tiien after many years
by Mr. W. A. Carlyle, Ma. E., (who
was afterwards Provincial Mineralogist
for British Columbia); then by Mr. J.
E. Hardman, and now by Dr. Porter.
The ordinary mining course at McGill
consists of preparatory scientific work in
general engineering, extending over two
years, followed by special advanced
work in mining, geology, metallurgy
(including assaying), mineralogy, surveying, etc. In addition the students
are required to spend two months at
actual field surveying and six weeks at
studying practical mining, these practical studies comprising the chief work of
what are known as the Summer schools.
Thus the usual terms at the university
are added to, and practically the
whole of what would otherwise be
the summer vacation is occupied, partly
by surveying and mining, and partly by
study. These summer schools are designed to give instruction in the relations
of practical and theoretical mining and
are modelled after those to be found in
many of the United States colleges.
They involve a visit of several weeks'
duration to some mining diatrict, the
itinerary of which has previously been
arranged by the professor. In 1898 the
summer school students were taken to
some large coal and gold mines in Nova
Scotia, in 1899 to the anthracite region
of Pennsylvania and the great iron and
steel works near Philadelphia and New
York; in 1900 attention was given to
individual work  by  the  students  in a
number of different mining and engineering enterprises in the Kast, and now in
19(11 British Columbia is being visited.
About twenty students are availing
themselves of this exceptional opportunity of obtaining from personal observation and instruction on the spot, a
knowledge cf the mineral resources of
this, the banner province���as regards
mining���of the Dominion. They are
accompanied by Dr. J. B. Porter, professor of mining; Dr. F. D. Adams, professor of geology, and Mr. F XV. Draper,
assistant professor of metallurgy ; so that
the advantages of the trip may be utilized to the utmoBt. Each student receives a printed outline of the points to
be observed in each class of mine and
smelter visited. As lie goes along he
takes full notes, measurements, etc.,
which are examined daily. As progress
is made in the itinerary informal lectures
are delivered upon the geological characteristics of the country being travelled
through and the special features of the
mines that are to be visited are pointed
out. At the end of the journey
memoirs, either upon the whole of the
works visited or some portion in detail,
must be written by each student during
the remainder of the vacation, and these
will be of great value in furnishing a
liermanent record of tbe expedition.
Some notes of this year's tripappearelse-
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
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
where in this issue of the Miner.
In 1895 Mr., now Sir W. C. Macdonald, of Montreal, already the greatest of
McGill benefactors, foresaw the present
rapid development of the weBt, and began to lay plans to provide what is now
understood to be the most complete
mining and metallurgical establishment
possessed by any university in the world.
In December, 1898, the completed Macdonald chemistry and mining building
of the McGill University was formally
opened. Tbe mining and metallurgical
laboratories, situate in the lower part of
the structure, are fully equipped. They
are thus described in the McGill Calendar:
These laboratories, with the lecture
rooms and library, the professor's ollice
and rooms for apparatus, supplies and
fuel, are very conveniently arranged individually and with regard to one another, and occupy the lower part of the
main building and the whole of both
wings. The total Hoor space is 17,500
square feet, divided aB follows;
Mining and ore dressing laboratory,
or milling room, 5,000 square feet; metallurgical laboratory or furnace room,
4,000 square feet; assay laboratory. 2,-
500 square feet; wet assaying rooms,
500 square feet; technical lecture room,
750 square feet; drawing room, 750
square feet; ollices, stores and so forth,
4,000 square feet.
The two rooms first mentioned are of
great size and are the chief laboratories
of the department. In these it is possible to take any ores of gold, silver,
copper or lend in the condition in which
they come from the mines, and to treat
them from beginning to end precisely
as they are treated in the ore dressing
works and smelting plants of the mineral
regions. They may, therefore, be considered as constituting a small commercial plant for the actual production
of metals. Thev differ from commercial
plants, however, in that an ore dressing
establishment or smelter is designed to
treat the ores of only one district and
sometimes of only one part of the district. The university laboratories must
of course be adapted to all ores now
found or likely to be found in the Dominion, and therefore contain a more
varied assortment even of commercial
apparatus than will ever be found in one
works. They furthermore are provided
with a number of machines especially
designed for experimental work in demonstrating and investigating the theoretical side of the  subject.
Is equipped with a complete working
plant, capable of treating, if neceisary.
10 to 20 tons of ore per day, the chief
pieces of apparatus being ; Rock crushers of three kinds (Blake, Dodge and
Comet), to break the large pieces of ore
to Bmall size. Stamp mills of 1100 and
950   pounds,   respectively, for   the  line
crushing and amalgamating of gold ores
Huntington centrifugal roller mill, for
crushing and amalgamating. High
speed rolls, for line crushing. Gates
grinder for preparing samples and a ball
mill for line grinding. Following these
there is a Bridgnian sampler and a series
of trommels and sieves for sizing the
crushed ores. There are two specially designed adjustable Hartz, Col-
lorn and slide jigs, with two and four
compartments, for concentrating minerals by gravity. Revolving, bumping
and belt tables, Krue vanner, Willley
table, etc., for separating valuable
minerals contained in fine sands and
crushed rock. Plates, pans and barrels
for amalgamating gold and silver ores.
Spitzkasten, spitzlutten, magnetic separators, coal washers, buddies and various
other special pieces of ore dressing apparatus. The magnetic separator is an
appliance of particular importance, of
large adaptability and great range.
The machinery above   mentioned  is
not in  miniature; it is of full size, such
as the graduates will afterwards find in
use  in   working establishments, and  is
provided with hydraulic lift,  belt and
bucket elevators, hand trucks, etc., etc.
It is,  however, so made as to permit of
j adjustment    for    experimental    work
I and    is     bo     arranged     that     each
j piece can be worked by itself, and taken
I apart and cleaned up ;  and  such  of the
larger piecefl as cannot be used for small
quantities of material are duplicated In
miniature by working models for handling small lots of material. Anlhydraulic
lift and a complete set of beltand bucket
elevators, feeders, etc., are provided for
use in continuous work. The laboratory, while thus adapted to illustrate
continuous work on a comparatively
large scale is even more perfectly de-
Bigned for experimental work on a small
scale, as is compatible with accuracy of
result. The motive power UBed in the
laboratories is electricity, generated in
the university power and light station,
and utilized through a number of electric motors conveniently placed near
the machineB to be operated. The department is equipped with the most approved apparatus for electrical measurements, and is thus able to make constant and accurate determinations of
the amount of power used by each machine, and for any especial condition of
Is fitted with a water-jacket blast, fin mice,
24 inches inside diameter at bosh, with
the necessary blast apparatus for smelting lead and copper; also with a hand
reverberatory furnace, a Bruckner-cylinder furnace, an English cupellation furnace, and several crucible furnaces.
It haa also a lead-lined chlorination
barrel for high pressures, with filter
press, air pump, etc., and Beveral small
vats, barrels, etc., for the chlorination
and leaching of silver and other ores,
also both large and small cyanide extraction plantB for gold ores, these being
the new metho'ds which are revolutionizing the gold metallurgy of the world and
producing such extraordinary yields in
the mines of South Africa.
In addition to the above named apparatus, the department has been fitted
with a special low voltage motor
dynamo for electrolytic work, an
electric furnace, and with a full
equipment of electric pyrometers of both
the La Chatellier and Callendar types.
It also has a Mahler calorimeter and
several other less elaborate calorimetric
The two main laboratories are very
large and well lighted, and are each 20
feet high in the clear. Close to them
are tbe rooms for storage of ores, fuel,
etc., from which clear level passages
lead to the elevators and connect with
the crushers and furnaces. There are
also Beveral overhead hoists and travellers. Material can, therefore, be moved
from one point to another with the
greatest ease, and pieces of apparatus
can be readily taken apart, and, if necessary, moved by tlie same means
ft is not the purpose of the university
to use these laboratories for commercial
work, although they are quite large
enough for such service. They are used
solely for educational work and for investigation ; and, owdng to their thoroughly practical nature, instruction
given in them will be of immensely
greater value to the students than could
be the case if the work were done only
in miniature. At, the same time the investigations made by means of such apparatus will be of great use to the mining and metallurgical community, as
tbey can be carried out in all respects
under working conditions, and will,
therefore, be free from the disturbing
causes likely to interfere with attempts
to reproduce commercial processes on a
small scale.
is equipped with a large soft coal assay
furnace, and with a complete set of
small muffle crucible furnaces, some of
each being arranged for gas and gasoline,
and others for coke and charcoal, as in
some parts of the Dominion one of these
fuels must be used, while in other parts
another is found more desirable. Connected with this laboratory is a room
with pump, bullion and assay-balances,
and others equipped for wet analyses of
ores, and the other chemical work required in connection with the main investigations.
Mention has already been made of the
fact, that at McGill the preparatory part
of the mining course consists of two
years' work in general engineering.
During the third and fourth years in
addition to the advanced work on
these Bitbjects there are lectures
on geology by Dr Adams, Professor
of Geology; on Mineralogy by Dr. Harrington, Professor of Chemistry and
Mineralogy, and on Mining and
Metallurgical Engineering and Assaying
by Dr. Porter and his assistants.
The former embrace, in the third
year, n general survey of the whole
field of geology, with a course on
mineralogy, the latter demonstrated
an 1 illustrated by models and specimens
and followed by laboratory practice in
blowpipe analysis and its application to
the determination of mineral Bpecies.
The mineralogy course in the fourth year,
in continuation of the work of tbe previous year deals mainly with the description of species, particular attention
being paid to those which are important
as rock constituents and to the economic
minerals of Canada. The latter include
during the third year, under tbe head of
mining, tbe theory and practice of ore
dressing and coal washing, with the
treatment of ores underground and at 5
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June i, 1901.
the surface. In this connection, there
is a laboratory course consisting of simple examinations and tests for ores,
Bands and gravels by means of pans, etc.,
and testing without the aid of machinery.
Mill machinery and appliances are also
dealt with. The third year metallurgy
course comprises general elementary
metallurgy. The fourth year in these
subjects is much more comprehensive
and thorough. The lectures on tbe
principles of mining include prospecting,
sinking, drifting, developing, methods
of mining, timbering, hauling, hoisting,
drainage, lighting, ventilating, etc., mine
accidents and their prevention ; general
arrangement of plant, administration,
stores and dwellings, etc., and mining
law. Those on machinery cover
mining and metallurgical design, mining and ore dressing machines and metallurgical appliances, power plants and
power transmission by means of electricity, compressed air, etc.
These are supplemented by work in
the ore dressing laboratory, with tcstfl of
ores, mill tests and experiments involving the adjustment and uae of
machines, etc. The metallurgy course
includes tests and treatment of different
kinds of ores, both separately and in association with others, the extraction of
precious metals by various processes,
with practical demonstrations and illustrations in the metallurgical laboratories. Special courses in advanced
work are also offered In both mining
and metallurgy, and these courses, owing to the unequalled equipment of the
new laboratories, can be made exceedingly valuable both theoretically and
In conclusion, the following further
excerpt from the university calendar is
The admirable laboratories of the university are of peculiar advantage to
studentB in the mining course, and enable them not only tobecomeacquainted
with the theory of their subjects, but to
personally investigate its methods
on a comparatively large scale. During the first three years of the
course, the students do systematic
work in the several workshops and
laboratories of the other departments.
During the last part of the third
and the chief part of the fourth
year, they spend a large proportion of
their time in the working laboratories
for ore dressing and metallurgy. In
these latter, the general method is
fiirst to conduct, before the whole class,
a limited number of important typical
operations in ore dressing and metallurgy and then to assign to each student
certain methods which he must study
out in detail, and upon which he must
experiment and make a written report.
In this work he is guided by the professor and demonstrators, and assisted by
the other students, each of whom he
must in turn assist In his special work.
In this way every student must acquire
detailed knowledge of certain typical
operations and a fair general experience
of all of the other important methods in
A Vancouver press dispatch states
that Mr. McArtliur, head of the Canadian section of the joint international
re-survey of the boundary line from the
coast to the summit of the Rockies
through Tobacco plains, Midway and
and north of Mount. Baker, is in that
city with a party of 20. He is accompanied by Prof. Macowan, who will compile a natural history report for the
government. The work will take two
years. But before the snow flies the
old boundary line will be re-surveyed
sufficiently to settle any disputes of an
international character. Mr. McArtliur
says serious mistakes were made by contending parties taking trial line found to
be erroneous, but nut removed by the
joint survey commissions of 1859, I8(i0
and I8(il, as the true boundary line, and
it is not known yet whicli is the trial
line and which is the true line.
Mr. O'Hara, whose section of the
work is to commence at Midway, left
Greenwood with his party Wednesday.
Buildings Being Put Up and
People Coming In.
A Large Number of Prospectors Doing i
Assessment Work���Buildings
Being Erected.
Fork district was brought to a close by
the visitors from Carmi and Beaverton
giving three hearty cheers for the town
of Rendell and all joining in singing,
"God Save the King."
Rendell, B. C, May 27, 1901.
Fresh Ice Cream daily at the Candy
"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 in tbree months I felt like a new
person." Women suffering from headache, backache, nervousness, sleeplessness, melancholy, fainting and dizzy
spells will lind it a priceless blessing.
Try it. Satisfaction is guaranteed. J.
L. White and Miller Bros     Only 50c.
"Of a gasoline stove burned a lady
here frightfully," writes N E. Palmer,
of Kirkman, la. "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, bruises, skin diseases
and piles. 25c at Miller Bros, and J. L.
Theie are at least seventy-live prospectors in the district doing assessment
work and more coming in every day.
"Dad" Wilkins has purchased two
lots on which he is going to erect a
livery barn. "Dad" is a rustler aud no
doubt will do a good business.
Mr. Gaunce, the townsite agent, arrived in town with his blankets the
other day and is busy fixing up cutn-
fortable quarters for the summer.
Work will probably start on W. T.
Smith's 20-room hotel the firBt of next
week. Bunting oi Dempsey, the pioneer
builders, will have charge of the same.
Miss Bessie Smith, one of Beaverton's
popular young ladieB, returned with her
uncle, W. T. Smith, to Greenwood to
visit friends. She expectB to be gone
three weeks.
Mr. Branson, one of the owners of the
saw mill, arrived last Friday. He expects to return to Greenwood in a few
days for his family who will make Rendell their home in future.
Gus Wheatley, manager of the sawmill and part owner of the townsite,who
made a Hying visit to Greenwood last
week, returned today and intends to
start up the saw mill the 29th inst.
Mr. J. Matheson, formerly of McKay
_ Matheson, merchants of Beaverton,
has moved his family down to Rendell.
He wants no Anaconda in bis and believes in keeping up with the procession.
Messrs. Bunting & Dempsey, contractors, are busy on the printing office
block and Gaunce & Wickwire's town-
site office. They expect to have both
buildings complete by the end of the
Some of the things Rendell wants and
whicli there is a splendid opening:
Capital to take hold of some of the finest
mining properties in British Columbia;
a barber shop; a butcher shop; a blacksmith shop and a drug store.
Henry Jolly, the genial sawyer who
has had charge of the mill here the past
three months, has gone to Greenwood.
He has mining interests in Pass creek
and B. C. camps on which he intends to
do assessment work before returning to
New-comers are agreeably surprised
at the changed appearance of the town
in the past two weeks���what was
known as the J. T. Bell pre-emption is
fast being transformed into one of the
most attractive and picturesque town-
sites in the interior.
Jas. Dale has a force of men working
on the Great Hopes, one of the most
promising claims in the district. Your
correspondent was shown some remarkably rich samples of ore taken out of the
tunnel at a depth of about 25 feet.
James swears the Great Hopes is the
making of a mine.
Among the recent visitors in Rendell
were XV. T. Smith and Massam Bros,
who are part owners of the Bounty
claim, one of the very promising properties situate on Wallace mountain
about two miles east of Rendell. After
spending a day looking over the property they decided to start development
work at once and, as a result, Massam
Bros, have decided to  remain   here  for
some time to superintend the work.
Messrs. Bunting & Dempsey, contrac
tors, put the finishing touches on XV.
A. Keith & Co.'fi new block which is
without doubt the finest building between here and Greenwood. The building is two-story, 25x00 with 12-foot
ceilings and is situate on a corner lot in
the center of the town. The ground
floor has been fitted up very tastefully
for the reception of goods. XX. A. Keith,
tbe genial and popular manager, is busy
marking and putting stock in place.
When everything is ready and the doors
finally thrown open Rendell can boast
of a store that will compare favorably
with any in Greenwood. The upper
story which is to be used exclusively for
a public hall was appropriately opened
on Friday, 24th inst., by one of the
most successful dances ever given in the
West Fork district. Every lady in the
district, numbering 15, and about 40
gentlemen were present. Dancing commenced at 8:30 and supper was served
at 12, nfter which the floor was
cleared of tables, etc., and dancing continued until 8:80 a. m., when the most
enjoyable evening ever spent in the West
Grand Forks, B. C, May 29.���
The Dominion day celebration here on
July 1 promises to be the finest affair of
the kind ever held in the Boundary
country. The programme includes
horse races, a lacrosse match, foot races
and drilling contests. At a meeting of
the various committees held last evening it was announced that $3,000 will be
offered in prizes.
The new half-mile track will be completed in ample time for the meet. It
is expected that Montana, Idaho and
Washington and Okanagan horses will
compete. The events include the following: Quarter-mile dash, first, prize,
$200; second prize, $75; five-eighths of a
mile, first prize, $175, second prize, $75;
boy's pony race, quarter of a mile, first
prize. $50 ; second prize, $25 ; saddle race,
distance 300 yards, first prize, $50 ; second
prize, $25; 300 yards in heats, first prize,
$175; second prize, $75; half-mile dash,
first prize, $200 ; second prize, $75 In
the horse races the conditions are four
to enter and three to start. Entry $10.
The first prize in the double-hand drilling contest will be a purse of $200. This
event is open to all comers. An effort
is being made to secure a large attendance of American horsea. In addition a
programme of athletic sports will be
carried out and for whicli . ubstantial
prizes will be offered. In the evening
$1,000 worth of fireworks will be discharged from the summit of Observation mountain, overlooking the city.
"Our little daughter had an almost
fatal attack of whooping cough and bronchitis," writes Mrs. XV. K. Haviland, of
Armonk, N. Y., "but, when all otlier
remedies failed, we saved her life with
Dr. King's Xew Discovery. Our niece,
who had consumption in an advanced
stage, also used this wonderful medicine
and today she is perfectly well," Desperate throat and lung diseases yield to
Dr. King's New Discovery as to no other
medicine on earth. Infallible for coughs
and colds. 50c and $1 bottles guaranteed
by Miller Bros, and J. L. White. Trial
buttles free.
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.
Application (or Liquor Licence.
NOTICE Ib hereby given that Ihe tuitW'rnii.ii-
U011...1 have applied to tho Board ..f Licence
Commissioner! Inr tin. BoundaryCreek Licence
District at their next si ti i mk lor 11 renewal of
their Licence to sell Liquor l.y retail on the
premises named beginning on the first day of
July, 1901. Bald next sitting of the Board will
be lielil on Saturday, 16th 'lay of Juno. 1901, .it j
10 o'clock In tho forenoon at the Commercial
Hotel, KI11.il, 11. C
Hurt .v. Henderson, Algoma Hotel,Deadwood,
Rlohard Knight, Columbia Hotel, Deadwood,
Thos, Wake, Boundary Fulls Hotel, Boundary
ii. A. Rendell, Hotel Northern, Eholt.
C. E. Roberts, lloti.l Col bin, Kholt.
Fred. Kiiisi.r, Hon,1 Commercial, Eholt.
elms. Hull, Summit Hold, Kholt.
.1. A. Mi'Mnster, (new) Union Hotel, Eholt,
I. a. Dinsmore,
chief Licence Insdeotor.
Transfer of Liquor License.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN ihat tho undersigned will apply to ll... Board of Licensing
Commissioners for thu City of Greenwood tit
the next regular meeting thereof, for a transfer
in Bongard uml MeFmlileii of the license now
holil by the undersigned, to sell spirituous and
fermented liipiors, by reniil, in and upon the
premises known us tin: Commercial Hotel, Copper street, Greenwood, B.C. A. BRANSON.
Dated this nth day of .May, 1901. n
Edison's Latest Wonder, Mammoth
Phonograph. Louder nnd as clear as the
human voice. Address Professor, Miner
I r       *,V     Vt        I
fern       corset expert or New York,       s^g
m m
m store on Wfe
June 8,10 and 111
for the purpose of fitting
"W. B." and "La Vida"
Corsets, Mi Ladies desiring
stylish, well-fitting and the
most up-to-date American
Corsets, will do well to call
on her on one of the above
dates, as she will be pleased
to explain and demonstrate
the merits of the above
most popular and well fitting
corsets. *M�� Don't forget the
dates June  8,   JO  and   11.
June i, 1901.
Capital, $8,000,000
Rest, $2,000,000
HOB. GEO. A. COX, President.   -   -   B. E. WALKER, General Manager.
J. H. PLtJMMER, Ass't Gen. Manager. ~
.1. K. Brown. .1. P. McLeod.
Barristers,   Solicitors,
Notaries Public, Etc.
Naden-Flood block, (ireenwood,  B. C.
Auditor, Etc.,
Greenwood, B. C.
Real Estate
Mines   and Mining.
G. A.QUE88, M. A.
11. A. Ol'ESS, M. A.
Assay, Analyses, Reports,
Cyanide Leaching.    Amalgamation
and Concentration Tests.
Sampling of shipments to local smelters
Greenwood Postoffice Mail
On and Hfter Monday, October 1.1, mails will
arrive innl be dispatched as follows: Mails
close for all points east nnd west at 1:30 p. m.
Phoenix 1:30 p. in 1:30 p. m.
Anaconda 1:30 p. in 1:30 p. m,
Deadwood 8:30 a. in 8:30 a. in.
Published every Friday evnning at Greenwood,
British Columbia.
J. W. GRIER Manairer.
Domestic, One  Year 12.00
"       Six Months fl.00
Foreign, One Year 12.60
Payable Invariably in Advance.
Advertising rates furnished on application.
No patent medicine ads taken except at full
Legal notices 10 and 5 cents per line.
Elsewhere in this issue is published
a c ipy of a cirtular emanating from the
managing director of the Morrison
Mines, Limited, and another from the
local committee of shareholders in the
company, which committee has been
mainly instrumental in bringing the
company into a public notoriety that we
vonture to think will do little if any
good to the company or to any other
mining company operating in the Bonndary district on a similiar scale and having Btock widely scattered among the
general public. The whole business appears to us to have been and still is
characterized by a recriminatory pettiness that is unworthy of business men.
In our view, as disinterested outsiders,
both parties are to blame, for aspersions
have been cast and motives insinuated
or charged that should not have found
expression and would not had each aide
been actuated only by a sense of common juatice towards the other and persistently endeavored to Bettle the matters in dispute in an amicable manner.
The aggressive tone adopted by the local
shareholeers from the time they first
took action to obtain what they un
doubtedly have a right to, in large
measure if not to the extent they have
demanded, was not calculated tc gain
their professed objects, nor on the other
hand was the scanty courtesy they appear to have received likely to remove
the stated reasons for an agitation that
can not but bring the company into disrepute Tlie earlier events In this connection with this unfortunate cross-purposes affair were, briefly, that local
shareholders, representing as registered
only a very small proportion of the total
assessable stock, accompanied their request or demand for certain books and
information by a threat of legal proceedings, which at so early a stage of their
efforts might well not have been made,
and tbe management of the company
instead of pouring oil on the troubled
waters, practically ignored their requests. Next, the directors, when
shortly afterwards they came to Greenwood, failed to give sufficient notice of
their preparedness to meet local shareholders and certainly named a most inconvenient time for a meeting, with the
result that those feeling aggrieved could
not or did not avail themselves of this
opportunity to hear what the directors
had to aay. Legal proceedings were,
without further ado instituted, and
meanwhile much publicity waB courted
by the chief agitators in the matter.
Coming now to the circula of the managing director, we think that the directors should have extended the scope of
the extraordinary meeting they have
called. It is true that the circular intimates that, "the directors feel it their
duty to show how the money has been
expended by calling this extraordinary
meeting." but the notice calling the
meeting limits the business to the election of two auditors, leaving it a matter
of favor rather than of right for anything else to be even discussed at the
meeting. This may not have been the
intention but it appears to be the
position. The promise to circulate
among shareholders the report of the
mining engineer who lately examined
the mine, and as well a financial statement, should give satisfaction to share-
relative to the voided contract with the
Standard Pyritic Smelting company
should be accepted as a reasonuble one,
under the circumstances that at the
time it was entered into there was no
sufficient occasion to doubt that tlie
smelter company would live up to it,
its bona fides having previously been
apparently unquestionable. But we do
take exception to the managing director
designating all the dissatisfied local
shareholders as "a few irreaponsiblt
stock brokers." Perhaps it is their misfortune that this agitation has been led
by two or three stock-jobbers, but apart
from these there are a number of others
who bought Morrison stock for tho reason that they regarded the mine as
promising them a good investment.
Neither do we think the managing
director warranted in imputing improper motives���though in doing so he is
only paying two or three back in their
own coin���nor in endeavoring to injure
their credit or business standing. As
regards the circular issued locally we
think that local shareholders were ill-
advised in accepting a second-hand
statement as to the reason of the late
president's resignation���such a statement should have come direct from him
to them; neither were they warranted
in taking for granted the assertion of a
hostile stockbroker (who, on general
principles, may have been wisely debarred from obtaining a deal of information from the books of the company,
which he could, were he disposed to
use to his own advantage in hiB business
transactions) that some of the directors
had "sold out their holdings with a view
to levying this assessment and then buying back their stock cheaper." There
are other objectionable suggestions in
this circular, but we think we have said
enough to show what we have called a
"recriminatory pettiness." It may be,
as alleged, that the mine cannot be well
managed by a non-resident managing
director; it may be that the recent levying of two one cent assessments in such
quick succession is nn injustice to the
smaller shareholders unprepared for so
large an increase in the amount of the
assessments; it may be that a change in
the directorate and management of the
company would be in the hest interests
of the general body of shareholders.
These are matters, not for hostile action
and���except as an extreme necessity���
the seeking of the intervention of the
law courts, but for calm and unprejudic-
consideration. It certainly shows little
knowledge of what it liaa cost to make
other mines in the district self-sustaining to expect that the total amount
spent on the Morrison, which the
directors state to be $55,000. would place
it "in the shipping ranks and on a self-
sustaining basis." But these several
matters aside���let all concerned act
as reasonable business men, stop all insinuations and improper imputations,
and bring to bear upon the matters in
dispute an ordinary amount of mutual
consideration and forbearance, and then
hut one result can follow, viz., that the
Morrison mine will be given a fair
chance of realizing thesanguineexpectations of those who believe it to be a
valuable property and thereafter will,
in all likelihood, add to the productiveness of its own particular section of this
increasingly productive district.
The visit to British Columbia of the
McGill I'aiversity Summer Mining
School is an event of considerable importance to the province in general and
to the mining sections of it in particular.
Greenwood owes to Mr. Frederic Keffer,
M. E., general manager for the British
Columbia Copper company, hearty
thanks for having extended to these
visitors from Montreal a cordial invitation to visit that company's Mother
Lode mine and smelter and for the
trouble he took to show them the mine.
To Mr. Paul Johnson, manager of tbe
smelter, thanks are also due for having
done like good service at these works,
which have under his skilled management made such a creditable record in
copper smelting. The mayor and aldermen added to the pleasure of the visitors
in inviting them to luncheon at the
Hotel Armstrong and in there welcoming them to the metropolis of the Boundary district, This informal official welcome afforded Dr. Porter, the head of
the party, an opportunity of assuring
his entertainers that among the many
surprises he and his fellow visitors had
experienced during the month they had
spent in the province the greatest was
the large extent of the ore bodies that
are being worked in the mines of tbe
Old Ironsides and Knob Hill group and
in the Mother Lode. Much as they had
read and heard of the mineral wealth
of this district they had not until they
visited it had adequately brought home
to them the importance of its mineral
resources. This personal realization of
the enormous possibilities of the mines
of the Boundary country must prove an
excellent advertisement for this district,
especially under the circumstances that
the students come from so many different parts of Canada, from Vancouver
Island on the west the maritime provinces on the east. And in return to
some extent for the good words these
McGill men will doubtless have to say
for this province as a very promising
field for mining,inveatment. The Miner
today publishes for general information
somewhat full particulars of the mining
and metallurgical laboratories of the
McGill University, than which, it is
claimed, there are none more complete
possessed by any other university in the
world.       ^^^^^^^^^_
There is likely to be a repetition of
the capital-labor difficulties of two years
ago in the Kootenays. It is feared that
the strike at Northport will be followed
by a more serious one in Rossland if the
mine owners do not show the Bame
spirit of conciliation as that adopted by
Rossland Miners' Union. In all the
labor troubles In the mining districts of
British Columbia the mine owners or
their representatives have been responsible for any difficulties that existed.
Roderick Robertson, who for a time was
at tlie head of the Mine Owners' association, would have been a very dangerous
agitator had he been in the ranks of
unionism, Bernard McDonald, manager for the B. A. C, was principally re-
sponsihle for the difficulties in 1892 at
the Bunker Mill and Sullivan mines in
tlie Coord' Alenes. and which eventually
resulted in the blowing up of the mill
on those properties. In so far as the
men are concerned in the mines of
British Columbia, there is no grievance
that cannot be settled without a strike.
With the management it is different.
Many of the mines bave been run with
such a large expenditure for office and
management expenses that it iB impossible to mine sufficient ore to meet current expenditure, and to enable the non-
producine class around the mine to have
a good time, the men are asked to accept
lower wages. We venture the assertion
that there has been more B. A. C.
money expended outside tbe Le Roi
mine than in actual development and
mining. The claim is now made by
some of the mine managers that it is impossible to make low grade propositions
pay at the present, rate of wages. It is
said that ore of the Boundary country
can be mined and treated for less than
$8 per ton. This, we presume, is also
the case with the Rosaland ores. If the
ores of Southern British Columbia will
not pay a fair margin over $8 per ton,
the eastern and English shareholders
have been fraudulently induced to
invest their money in our mines.
The wage question is simply a
blind to cover mismanagement and expenditures that could be avoided. If
the ore bodies of the Boundary and
Kootenay will not pay dividends over
and above the treatment and mining
cost of $8 per ton, the country is worth
less to investors, and there is no necessity for strikea or difficulties between
capital and labor. A few cents reduction in wages will not make a success ol
mining in the country if the ore will not
pay at $8 or $10 per ton.
The hold-upB, or contemplated hold-
upB in the district, may be traced to one
cause -that of wide-open towns. Since
its incorporation Phoenix has been a
wide-open town as regards gambling.
Gamblers, as a class, are no better or
worse than the average citizen and were
it not for the camp-followers ��� the
toughs and thugs and boosters who congregate when gambling is carried on
to any extent���there would be no serious,
objection to gambling outBide of the-
large percentage against persona who
patronize games of chance. The trial
on Tuesday night and the hold-up at
Rock Creek should be a warning to the
officiala at Phoenix to get rid of the
hangers-on who have been congregating
in that city for the past six months. A
city must be in sore straights when it
requires gambling to tide it over a business depression. It is a reasonable estimate to make that 40 per cent of the
wages paid in Phoenix goes to the roulette wheels in operation there. This
can only result in injury to the business
men there, besides attracting to the city
hundreds of disreputable characters,
who will resort to almost any means of
obtaining money without working for it.
The editor of the Phoenix Pioneer has
become an earnest and careful reader of
the Miner. He even goes so far as to
read the advertifiements. Last week he
discovered that a couple of advertisements had been printed twice in one
issue of this paper, We commend the
course now being taken by the editor of
the Pioneer and hope that in time he
may obtain a fair smattering of English.
Grand Forks Gazette: "The Phoenix
Pioneer says that the Athelstan and
Golden Crown mines are expected to
show some interesting developments
shortly. Perhaps they are going to
swap winzes or something."
Druggists and Jewelers
Have added to their already   .
extensive   stock  a  complete
line of Assay Supplies,
Quotations furnished to Mines
and Smelters,
the best beer in town is made by the
Elkhorn Brewery,
PORTMANN BROS. & CO..   Props.
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June i, 1901.
The following circular letter was sent this week to holders of Morrison stock
by the committee appointed at a meeting of shareholders held in Greenwood
on the 27th ult:
Greenwood, B. C, May 1901.
You have doubtless received a copy of a notice and circular letter, dated Spokane, Wash., May 20th, sent out by the secretary and managing director, respectively, of the Morrison Mines, Limited. In connection with this circular we
desire to take up your time for a few moments in giving you our side of tlie case
and the reasons therefor, of certain proceedings, which have been taken by local
shareholders, representing some 210,000 shares in this company.
On May 3rd, at the office of H. M. Keefer, of this city, some thirty shareholders in tbe company held a meeting for the purpose of discussing tlie affairs nf
the company and the recent levy of assessments of Nos. 10 and 11. Mr. Keefer
occupied the chair, and E. II. Mortimer recorded the proceedings. Among the
speakers were George II. Collins, Arthur Mowat, C. W. Vedder and William M.
Law, all local stockholders, The chairman in opening the meeting pointed out
that it was simply of an informal character, necessitated, however, by the apparently lax business methods of the directors of tlie company which demanded investigation. Tlie meeting wanted to know, among otlier things, why the head
office, formerly in this city had been removed to Spokane; why the books had also
been removed to that city and why had not the directors at the laet annual meeting issued a statement regarding the mine and the financial condition of tbe company. He criticized the assessment of two cents per share, after the report had
been widely circulated that no further assessments would be levied, and condemned the managementas being detrimental to the property. He believed the property to be one of great merit and in the hands of a businesslike managementshares
would be worth in the neighborhood of 25 cents,instead of practically nothing. Other
speakers voiced the opinion of those present in stating that the assessment was an extremely harsh one and unjustifiable under the circumstances. At the conclusion
of the meeting the following resolution was unauimously carried : " That George
H. Collins and II. M. Keefer be a committee to obtain legal advice and frame a
petition asking the directors to call an extraordinary general meeting of tlie company in Greenwood."
This committee obtained the services of J. P. Myers-Gray, to act on behalf
of the disaatisfied stockholders. The solicitor drew up a petition addressed to the
directors demanding that an extraordinary general meeting of the company be
called at Greenwood before May 13; that the books of the company be submitted
for inspection at Greenwood; estimates, if any, on which the assessments were
levied and the amount required for each purpose. This petition was served at the
jocal registered office.    No attention was paid to it.
At the same time a further verbal demand was made to inspect the books, as
provided for by the Act under which the company was incorporated. This request was also met with a refusal, based on the grounds that the books were all
in Spokane being brought up to date.
A. G. Hanauer, a registered shareholder, living in Spokane, was telephoned
to and instructed to make a similar request for an inspection of the books at the
head office.   His request was also met with a refusal.
The solicitor then prepared affidavits, a writ was issued against the company
and tlie directors, and an application made to the Supreme Court for an injunction,   On May 10th, His Lordship, Mr. Justice Drake, issued the following:
" It is ordered that the defendants, the Morrison Mines, Limited, (non-per-
" sonal liability; and tlie directors thereof be, and they are and each of them
" hereby restrained from levying or collecting the assessments of the said coni-
" pany numbers 10 and 11, mentioned in their Notice of Assessment dated the
" 23rd day of April, 1901, or otherwise proceeding against the said company under
" the said" Assessment Notice, for the space of fifteen days from the date hereof,
" with liberty to all parties in the meantime to apply on forty-eight hours notice."
The injunction and other papers were duly served at the registered office
On May 21st a second meeting of local shareholders was called at Mr. Keefer's
office to receive the report of the special committee appointed at the previous meeting. Julius Ehrlich occupied the chair and C. W. Vedder was made permanent
secretary. Previous to the opening of the meeting, W. T. Smith of this city, in
response to a request, stated that he was in receipt of a letter from former President E. J. Roberts of the company, in whicli the writer gave his reasons for so
abruptly resigning from office, viz., that during his absence from the city the
other directors had, without consulting him, levied the assessment in question,
and that on his return, hearing of the action taken, he had immediately tendered his
resignation. After tlie committee had made their report, substantially as above,
it was decided, on motion, to draw up and send to all shareholders this circular
letter, setting forth the stand being taken by the local shareholders and appealing
for your co-operation. A committee was also appointed to obtain names and
proxies for a second petition to the directors, calling upon them to hold a meeting at Greenwood, and in the event of a refusal the courts will again be appealed
to to compel the directors to carry out the wishes of the shareholders.
Since that meeting a number of local shareholders have sent their stock to the
head office to be transferred, this has been refused ou the ground that assessment
No. 10 had not been paid, in face of the fact that an injunction was in operation
prohibiting the directors from collecting this assessment as well as No. 11.
These events, briefly described, have doubtless lead up to the calling of
the extraordinary general meeting in Spokane on June 5th and the
peculiar utterances given vent to by F. H. Oliver, managing director, in the
The committee desires to reiterate the) statement that the mine is one of the
mOBt promising in the Boundary district. It has all the ear-marks of a great
producer, capable with intelligent management of speedily being placed in the
shipping ranks and on a self-sustaining basis. Instead, with the amount of
money already expended, being in this condition, it is now found necessary by
the directors to make a call for $20,000, of which sum $5,000 is to settle back indebtedness. This is the unenviable position of affairs today, and we ask shareholders candidly if they have confidence in the management? A manager that
lives in Spokane, nearly 200 miles from the scene of actual operations, under big
expense for his periodic visits to the mine is not, in our opinion, conducive to an
economic or businesslike management.
Local shareholders, including the authors of this circular, who have examined
the mine aud are familiar with the conditions under which it has been developed,
are thoroughly dissatisfied on the following grounds:
1st. The property wns being developed by a monthly 2-mill assessment, which
assessment was suddenly stopped by reason of a reported extremely favorable
contract, said to have been entered into by the Morrison Mines, limited, and the
Standard Pyritic Smelting Company, which alleged contract if carried out would
doubtless have placed the property on a self-sustain'ng basis. This contract
seemingly was drawn up in a most unbusinesslike manner, which gave the smelter
company an option of practically throwing up the same if they so desired, t
might be stated here, that at the time of making the contract, the shareholders
were withheld from any knowledge of the same or the terms thereof, except by
second-hand information, doled out through the medium of the press, with the
apparent object of "boosting" the stock, In this connection it is alleged by A. G.
Hanauer, Of Spokane, in his weekly stock letter, under date of May 8th, iu writing
of the hitch over the contract, "the directors not acting in unison, and several,
unknown to the rest, sold out their holdings with the view to levying this assessment and then buying their stock back cheaper." The failure to carry out, this
contract had plung"d the mini, into a debt of $5,000. To meet, the deficiency; to
build a railway spur to the mine (which they have no authority to do under the
act of incorporation) and to carry on the necessary development in the interim,
the directors caused assessments Nos. 10 and 11 to be levied, which we consider
here illegal, unjust and excessively harsh.
2nd. In the opinion of the writeis, and this view is endorsed by resident
shareholders, no manager, however capable, can with justice to his company,
successfully operate a mine living 200 miles therefrom.
3rd. In our opinion the head office of the company should be at the regislejed
office, in Greenwood City, near the mine.
4th. That under the incorporation act, it is provided that the books should be
kept at the registered office, (ireenwood City, B. C. That this committee has
made frequent demands to inspect the books, and have as frequently been refused,
on the plea that the books were in Spokane being made up(?)
5th. That so far as we can learn 110 financial statement has ever been issued
to the shareholders.
On the above grounds, local shareholders, representing as they do 210,000
shares of stock, have asked the undersigned to appeal for the active co-opeiation
and assistance of the shareholders in demanding (a) an extraordinary general
meeting to be held in Greenwood ; (b) a full examination and accounting of the
books of the company ; (c) a true report on the condition of the mine, and (d) a
change of management.
In conclusion we desire to state that no personal animosity exists as against
the present manager. This is a business proposition in which we are all vitally
interested. If the Morrison is to ever become the big producing mine that we ail
hope for we must have a change of management���competent, progressive and
businesslike. With this end in view we ask your hearty cooperation, If you
side with us kindly sign the enclosed proxy in G. H, Collins' name, who has been
unanimously appointed by tbe local shareholders to receive all proxies and act on
the wishes and behalf of resident shareholders. This should be done immediately
To carry out these plans, local shareholders have been forced to contribute iu
securing legal advice and in other necessary expenses incidental to the proceedings already taken and to follow. Toequally distribute this financial burden the committee ask you, when sending your proxy, to enclose the sum of one dollar. In
return a full statement will be seni you showing how this money has been disbursed together with the names of the contributors.
II.  M. KEEFER, l-coMMiTTici:,
Turkeys,       Chickens*
Ducks and Geese
White Fish,      Smelts,
Salmon and Halibut
A. P. <Sr A. M.
OREENWOOD LODGE No. 28, A. F. <_ A. M.,
G. R. B. C. Regular Communication in Masonic
Temple, Government street, first Thursday in
each month.   Sojourning brethren invited.
M. E. MILLER, Secretary.
W. P. OP M.
Thc Greenwood   Branch of  the   Federation
i meeU hereafter   In I'nion hall, Silver street,
! at ~-Mi  \>.  m. every Saturday evening.
M. II. KANE, Secretary
K. OP P.
GKKBNWOOD LODGE No. 29, E. OF V., meet!
every Wednesday evening nt 8.00 In the Ma-
(ionic Intll, Qreenwood.   Bojonrnlug brethren
I cordially Invited.    D. A. MA
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Use Mel lor's Pure Mixed Paints
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Cable Address   "Maori." Code���"Moreing & Heal.
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V. & N. TELEPHONE NO. 124. *
Surveys arc now being made and lots will shortly be on
the market.    Carmi City adjoins the group of claims  of
which the Carmi mine is the center.
Carmi is the mining center of the upper West Fork country.
The townsite adjoins the Carmi mine, which shipped 2,000
tons of ore to the smelter during the past winter, and upon
which development is being pushed in order to be ready
for continuous shipments when railroad is completed to
Carmi.    For terms write
Lines, Silk Braided Lines,
Hooks, Baskets, Reels.
Rods Irom $2.25 to $10.00
JAS. KERR,       JAS. C. DALE,
Fishing Tackle
Ha Aa King & Co.
Early in May the London Financial
News published the following cable
from a well-informed correspondent at
"There is a strong upward   movement
in the market here,   in  consequence of
the large increase in the quantity of ore
raised  and  sent,  to the smelter during
the past week, amounting to some 12,-
I 000 tons.    The .losie, a section of the Le
Roi   No.  2, premises exceedingly well,
j and I have every confidence that it will
1 be  equal  to  tlie Le Roi.    A rich strike
lias been made at the Le Roi  and  there
i is everything to Indicate that it will  increase the value of the mine enormously.
The ore assays !f4"> to the ton."
The following report of the mine manager has been issued :
Output���The shipments made to the
Northport smelter for the month of
March totalled 19,714 dry tons of 2,000
pounds each, which had an average assay value of iflO.llli per ton. A general
summary of the details of the metal
values in the month's shipments is as
(1,847,490 oz. gold at $20, $136,949.80 or
If(1.95 per ton.
Il,ll7.77.r)0oz. silver at $0.60, $iyi70.ii.r>,
or $0.34 per ton.
367,438 lb. copper al $0.16>6, $6,635.19,
or $3.08 per ton.
Making the gross total value $204,-
255.04, or the average value per ton,
Cabled returns are as under:
Rossland Great Western ��� Returns
from ore shipped during developments
to date, 3,401 tons, yielding 1,701 oz.
gold, 2,700 oz. silver, 54 tons copper;
value, $55,090.
Le Roi���Shipped to the smelter during April: 21,066 tons, yielding 8,252
oz. gold, 14,205 oz. silver, and 201 tons
copper, of a total estimated value of
Le Roi No. 2 ���Returns from ore
shipped during developments to March
31: 8,592 tons, yielding 4,390 oz. gold,
15,778 oz. silver. 200 tons copper ; value
$171,310. Return for month of April,
4,409 tons, yielding 1,798 oz. gold, 6,389
oz. silver, 98 tons copper; value, $74,070.
Dr. Simmons, dentist, Rendell block
Copper street, (ireenwood.
The nining and Commercial Center of the
Sir:���So doubt you occasionally run
across some odd reports and we have
thought that an original certificate of
assay might be of some interest to you.
It runs as follows :
"Well I received your ore and have
been working on it since and I find that
it contains tlie following,
Bold sulphide nbout lou p. o.
Silver sulphide 0O0S
Zino sulphide 008
Iron Sulphide from 2    p. e TooSp. o.
Iron oxide From 5    p.c. To lp.e.
"Then there were some others that are
not worth anything and will not inter-
fear with the assaying such as Organic
matter, Silica and a free acid or two.
Tke gold and silver will not be very hard
to get out but it will have to be crushed
pretty fine, and if there is much of it
you have got a pood thing.
"If you find anything else in that line
I will be glad to get a sample, and mabe
I can help you some in anything of that
kind, if so 1 will be glad to do so, as I
want all the practice I can get, and in
simple analisis I can do as good work as
anybody, and dont charge, anytning.
Those quantities are not exactly right as
I have just broke mv scales and could
not weigh them, but I will have the ap-
perratiee for volemetrie analisis soon
and I can do better work then.
"Your Tru.lv,
(Signed) "A. B."
We can vouch for the authenticity of
the certificate and that it came to us in
the regular curse of business. You are
at liberty to publish it, omitting all
local names. li.   II.
Violins, mandolins and guitars from
$5 up, at the (ireenwood Music Store.
The Payne Mining company is inking
steps to acquire ground in the Carpenter
Creek gulch, near Hums' slaughter
house,on which they contemplate building a mill and compressor plant. The
site is an excellent, one for a mill, as
there is plenty of timber and water in
the immediate vicinity and tbe shipping
facilities will be excellent.
The Payne has a large body of concentrating ore on the Maid of Erin
ground which has hardly yet been
touched, besides whicli the dumps would
furnish sufficient feed to keep a iarge
mill going for a couple of years. The
compressor plant could be much more
economically operated in the creek bottom where there is plenty of water
power available than at a higher altitude where fuel would  have to be used.
The annual meeting of the Payne
company was due to take place in Montreal on the 23rd of May, at which it was
expected that plans would be completed
for the new work.���Sandon Paystreak.
Richest   /lining   Section   in
North America.
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
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 II. M. Keefer, room 4 Wallace-
Miller Mock, (ireenwood; Ernest Kennedy & Co., Rosslond, B. C.;
Chas. D. J. Christie, Nelson, B, C.; A. C. Hanauer, Spokane, Wash.;
.1. .T. Banfleld, Vancouver, 1!. C Agents in all Boundary towns as
well as in Ontario, England and Australia.
FRAINK   BAILEY,   Manager,
Room 4 Wallace-Miller Block, (Ireenwood, B. C.
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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
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Advertising does pay. No businessman would claim that it doesn't. It is
true there are men in business in every
town who claim that it doesn't, the
same as there are men who claim that
the world is flat. But it doesn't alter
the case. Advertising does pay. tor
instance, a man in a neighboring camp
advertised for a girl and the next day
his wife had one. But to make advertising pay you must know something
ahout it, and put that knowledge into
practical use. There are innumerable
methods of advertising, and any one of
them can he made successful. The most
popular, and undoubted the surest
method, is through the columns of a I
newspaper. But advertising in even the
best newspaper will not bring business.
This is not the fault of the newspaper,
however. The selection of a business
location and the general appearance of
a business house has much to do with
the success of the business, but that is
not all. The selection of a bright, spicy
neatly printed newspaper is essential to
successful advertising, but this is not
all. Neither is the appearance of an
ad everything. Appearances count for
much, but otlier things count for more.
First, an advertiser should know what
he wants to advertise and then study
how to word liiB ad so as to emphasize
that particular article and explain its
merits in a way that is not only concise
but attractive. To this should be added
absolute truthfulness. An advertisement should contain nothing that is not
substantially correct. But the expression of this truth is of vital importance.
To say that John Jones is conducting a
general mercantile business and that his
stock is fresh and more complete than
his competitor may be the truth, but it
conveys nothing. Bill Smith may not
have half the stock that John Jones has
but he tells exactly what he's got and
what he will give it to you for, and he-
cause he does so he interests you. An
advertisement that is not interesting
will not draw trade.���Ledge.
The Sidney (C. B.) Record, published
in a great industrial center, has the following remarks with regard to recent
conflicts between capital and labor:
"Labor strikes are reported daily from
all parts of the United States and hardly
less frequently from Great Britain and
other European countries. These disagreements between employer and employee are usually found to accompany
prosperous times. The working man no
doubt feels that his employer must be
making large profits and considers himself entitled to share more fully in the
general prosperity. Very little excuse
is therefore needed for the bringing
about of a strike when the men's demands are not met in a friendly spirit.
It is evident that labor 1 brough its
unions is more and more acquiring the
ascendancy in the industrial world. The
victory of the strikers over the powerful
United States Steel Corporation (the
Morgan trust) must have caused great
elation among the unions and thus helped to spread the present strike epidemic.
Just as democracy has gained the
ascendancy over older forms of political
control, so will labor inevitably gain the
victory in its conflct with capital. It is
gradually finding out its power and with
increasing knowledge and unity on the
part of the laboring classes the issue of
the battle cannot he doubtful. Whether
labor, having all power in itsown hands,
will derive benefit from the change is a
matter of doubt. Probably like the
change to democracy, it will have its
drawbacks but on the whole wil] he an
Improvement, In the matter of labor
disputes, Oape Breton is just now distinguishing herself and stands as an example to other communities, Taking
advantage of a wise act   passed  by  the
legislature, labor and capital have been
settling Heir differences by arbitration.
The loyal acceptance by the Dominion
Coal company's employees ol the adverse
of the arbitrators, which while regard.'.1
as a foregone conclusion is none the less
a matter for congratulation and reflects
high honor on the miners. Their action
has immeasurably helped on the cause
of arbitration, and it may be the company, s turn next to accept a verdict
against it. Just now a second cause for
arbitratiin has arisen���that involving
the N. S. Steel company and its employees. Which ever side looses it will
find a precedent, in the case of the
Dominion Coal company. Had that
precedent been other than it was, arbitration would undoubtedly have received a mt back as a method of
settling labor disputes."
The Boston man who lately married
a sickly rich young woman is liuppy
now, for he got Dr. King's New Life
Pills, which restored her to perfect
health. Infallible for jaundice, biliousness, malaria, lever and ague and all
liver and stomach troubles. Gentle but
effective. Only 25c at J. L White and
Miller Bros', drug stores.
Strawberries and all kinds of fruit received dally at the Candy Factory.
Choral Society
Assisted by the  Favorite  Soloists  of
the Boundary Creek District, at the
Wednesday Evening June 5
Admission $1.00, 75 Cents, 50 Cents
Plan of Seats at Sprott & Macpherson's.
w. j. McGregor,
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5^2   $ Terms and Prices, Apply to
Room 7, Rendell block,
British Columbia Wholesale Liquor Co., _j
l.l UITIvD.
R.   GREIGER, Manager.
Agents for Calgary and Pahst Beer
Complete Line of Bar Supplies. Greenwood, B. C
��        The Greenwood Cigar Factory is now Manufacturing the        J;
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A White Labor, Union  Made Cigar, equal to any
imported cignr for sale in thi   city.
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June i, 1901.
We carry the following in proper
assorted weights:
&   McRAE.
, V. & N. 34.
Dr. Mathison, dentist, NndenFlood
block, Copper Btreet
(let your potatoes al Bannerman
Bros., only $1.50 per cwt.
Switches, hair rolls, side combs and
fancy hair pins, al G. F. Williams'
Born, at Maclood, N. VV. T., on the
21st May, to Mr. and Mrs. W.O. Robins,
a daughter.
Mr. (Itis. piano tuner, will be in
Greenwood June 3rd. Leave orders at
(ireenwood .Music store.
For lessons on the violin, piano, mandolin, etc., see Prof. Kaiiffmann, (Ireenwood Music Store.
The VVomens' Christian Temperance
Union will meet with Mrs. McKay next
Tuesday evening, June 4th, at her home
in Anaconda.
Jas. Breeu, of the Dominion company,
accompanied by J. 1.. Parker, the mine
manager, returned to Phoenix yesterday, after spending two or three days in
Geo. \V. Raithel, manager of the Chicago and British Columbia Mining company, owning the Luke group of claims
near Greenwood, went, out on yesterday's train on his return journey to
There were eleven lawyers in attendance at the county court sittings held in
Greenwood lust Thursday. Of these
eight were local members of the legal
fraternity and the remaining three were
from Phoenix
YV. T. Hunter, resident partner in the
Mnter-Kendrick company, limited, returned yesterday from Fargo, North
Dakota, accompanied by two sons The
remainder of his family will, It is expected, arrive in Greenwood next week.
Warren Mathienson and Susan Matheson of Phoenix were married in the
Methodist church here Wednesday,May
29, by the Rev. P. 11. Balderston. Also
ut the same place and on the same day
W. R. E. Dawson and Bessie J. Stevens
were married by Mr. Balderston.
A wheel and axle of a loaded ore ear
broke on the Deadwood spur last Wednesday afternoon on the grade two or
three hundred yards aboue the smelter.
Fortunately the car did not go down the
steep bank. The track was repaired
and the damaged car removed the same
It. F. Tolmie, secretary of the Mine
Owners' association left Greenwood by
yesterday's train after having spent two
or three days in Ihe Boundary. While
here a meeting of the local members of
the association was   held   at   tin'   lintel
Armstrong.   The mines represented at
the meeting were the Mother Lode, B.
0., Brooklyn, Snowshoe am! Holden
P. li. Sidley, .1. P., of Sidley, is in
tOWD On a visit, He states that, recent
rains have materially assisted farmers
iu the Sidley district, where a favorable
tennis Rackets.
from $2.50 to $10.
1901 tennis Balls
treasonable  Prices.
J. L. Coles,
Hooks. Stationery and Wall Paper-
season and resultant good crops are confidently anticipated. He also speaks of
reports ��� apparently circumstantial ���
having reached him of a fatal shooting
occurance, in connection with some
horse stealing, across the line in the
direction of Conconully.
Farmers iu the Boundary creek and
Kettle river valleys are cropping a comparatively large total area of land Ibis
season, most of it in hay and potatoes,
and the remainder in table vegetables,
pear to exhibit a readiness to have from
the first yielded in part, to a reasonable
extent,   to   the   demands   of   tbe local
shareholders, and second, that  whether
! or not the local agitators charged  fraud,
some  of  them  certainly,   in the earlier
part of their proceedings,  alleged  gross
extravagance   in   the   expenses  of the'
managing   director   and    repeated   Ihe
statement imputed to their stock broker ;
representative in Spokane, that some of i
Ihe directors hud "sold out   their  hold-j
ings with a view to Levying  this assess- j
Donald Graham, ex-M.  P. P., for this   nient and then buying hack their stock;
district, the well   known   Spalluilicheen : cheaper."
agriculturist, bus suffered  great loss   by
the burning down of his house,   The
property was only insured to a sum 11 extent.
Be  sure  the  union  lable  is  on
your  suit*
If it is made at Allmacher &
Wilson's there is little more
to be said.
A man employed in driving the engine
at McPherson Bros' saw mil, al Boundary Falls, got one of his lingers cough!
In the engine and as a result a nail was
dragged off one of his fingers. The
accident necessitated his leaving off
work for a few days.
From Ottawa it is learned that A. P.
Lowe who did such good service at the
Paris exposition for this province as
well as other parts of the Dominion interested in mining, has resigned from
the staff of the geological survey ut Ottawa.
There was a large attendance at Grand
Forks last Saturday at the lacrosse
matich, between the Nelson, B. ('., and
(irand Forks teams. The home tram
hud un eusy victory, winning by a score
of S to nil. A ball was given in the
opera house in honor of the victors.
On the afternoon of Victoria Day four
tennis players from Phoenix met a
similar numberof members of the Greenwood Tennis club on the courts of the
latter. The visitors were Dr. Boucher
and Messrf, Blunt, McArtliur and
Smith, and the home players Messrs.
Duff, Myers-Gray, Hodges and Robertson. The Phoenix men won both
doubles and one single, while three
singles fell to Greenwood, the linal result therefore being a tie.
The lirst concert of tho Greenwood
Choral society, to be given in the Auditorium next Wednesday evening, promises to be one of the best amateur concerts that the Greenwood public have
had provided for their entertainment.
The programe will include three or four
solos by favorite vocalists, a male quartette, two quartettes by mixed voices,
live choruses in which 35 voices will
take part, and other good numbers. A.
M. Whiteside will conduct, and us much
care has been taken in preparation, a
really good concert, may be confidently
looked for.
Rev. W. A. Robins and l(i men of his
congregation had an all-day clearing bee
at the Church of Englan 1 portion of the
cemetery last Thursday. Thanks to the
generosity of two of the men conveyances were provided for 14 Indies of the
congregation who later in the day went
out to the grounds and ministered to
the wants of the "inner 1111111" of the
workers. C. E. Ashcroft, P. L. S.,
plotted and staked the greater part of
the ground after it had been cleared.
Some vandal wood cutters had destroyed
the linest trees on the ground but the
best of those left were allowed to stand.
Altogether the working-picnic proved a
most enjoyable function.
I In Julie Slli the Canadian Pacific railway will sell round trip tickets to St.
Paul on account of the Woodmen's convention at $511 (rum Kootenay common
points, with corresponding reductions in
I other eastern points from ail stations.
Inland   Revenue   collections   at   tlie
(Ireeuwooil   office  during   the month uf
j May amounted to $1,309.88 and customs
duly   to   $3,831.72.   The collections  in
both departments for the five months
ended   May 81,   totalled  $23,880.3(1, as
Itiliin.l Customs .,,__.,,
lli.v. Uuty. I"1"1'
January Jl,52��.61 fl,BSO,00      if 8,204.11
February    1,787,511 r>..;m.0K 8,09(1.04
March  1,841.5(1 2,246.00 4,080.05
April     803.93 2,493.41 8,857.80
May  1,809.88 3,831.72 5,141.60
iUU;. We extend an invitation to every
5   3�� man in Greenwood to call
^jH^ on   ns.
Merchant Tailors.
On .Line I and IS, July L' and HI,
August (i and 20, the Canadian Pacific
railway agents will sell to Buffalo and
return at ifTli from Nelson and Kosslai: 1;
corresponcing reductions from other
points. Full instructions from local
:^mIJw :  Sln""'^i^ All Kinds of Carbonated .Beverages,
Sole Agents tor THE LION BREWING CO., Rossland B.C.
Tin' Largest Brewery in British Columbia.
JAS. McCREATH & CO., Proprietors.
Today's editorial comments on two
circulars recently issued in connection
with the affairs of the Morrison Mines,
limited, were in print before a copy ..!'
the managing director's letter of May L'S
to the Spokesman-Review reached this
ollice The Miner has not. however,
anything to retract from ItB expressed
opinions, hut just two additional comments I" maki���lirsl, thai Mr. Oliver's
letter contains several assertions that ap-
People wiio are accustomed to smoking
the high grade, time honored brands of-
'las fur paiiiliss extraction ol teetli
Yonr Teeth deserve
the   best   care   you
can   give   them.	
Health, happiness &
comfort depend upon
...fiavana Cigars
Find 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.
Telegraph or Telephone
Promptly Attended to.
Clarendon Hotel Hloek.
I. ROBERT JACOBS, Manager,'' "greenwood,b.c
Dr. R. Mathison
Both 'Phones.        Greenwood.
We carry a full line of Photographic Goods
Films,   Mounts,
Plates,        Kodaks,
Cameras,    Etc.
Send  in  your   mail   orders,   they   will  be
^=c____-==^p_omptly attended to.^=^_r^
The   Miner   Office, \ J.     L.     WHITE,
greenwood. DRUGGIST, - - - GREENWOOD
Upholstered Goods
Bedding, Etc.   Pictures and  Picture  Frames.
Funeral Directors and Embalmers.


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