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THE GREENWOOD MINER.
VoL 1, No. 31.
GREENWOOD, B. C, FRIDAY, SEPT. J, 1899.
$2-00 Fer Tear.
THE SMELTER WILL BE LOCATED IN GREENWOOD.
That is what Paul Johnson   Announced  at the  Board of Trade Banquet~=He Predicts a Great Future for this City���Work of Surveying the Site
Already Under Way���What is Proposed*
Saturday was a big night for Greenwood, and the Boundary district. It
settled the question of the location of
tbe Mother Lode Bmelter. At the banquet tendered to Paul Johnson at the
Pioneer Hotel by the Greenwood Board
of Trade, lie made an annoucement of
supreme importance to the city and
surrounding country. There was no uncertain sound about it, either. His
statement was plain, absolute, and definite. It left no doubt upon the minds
of those present. It was the kind of
statement the business men wanted to
hear, and the enthusiasm displayed left
no doubt as to how it was appreciated.
Seats for fifty were provided for, and
they were all filled. The arrangement
of the table, the menu, and tbe management of the banquet were all that could
be desired, and the Pioneer Hotel, with
the short notice it had, is to be complimented on the success achieved. The
spread was worthy of a much larger
town.
C. Scott Galloway, president of the
Board of Trade, occupied the seat at the
head of the table, at his right was Paul
Johnson, M. E., and to his left Frederic
Keffer, M. E., the guests of the evening.
F. J. Finucane, manager of the Bank of
Montreal, Mayor Hardy, and D. A.
Cameron, vice president of the Board of
Trade, ocenpied seats at the head of tbe
table.
Among those present were: T. M.
Gulley, A. T. Kendrick, W. M. Law,
Dr. Oppenheimer, G. Arthur Rendell,
A. Ferguson, E. A. Bielenberg, Harry
How son, Aid. Cameron, 1. H. Hallett,
Julius Ehrlich, Blake Wilson, James
Kerr, Dr. Schon, J. H. Macfarlane, J.
W. Smith, J. J. Caulfield, Robert Wood,
W. A. Campbell, John McGregor, D. R.
McElmon, Geo. B. Leyson, A. Branson,
Dr. Mathison, J. F. White, Geo. Cross,
R. E. Gosnell, Geo. F. Miller, M. E.
Miller, Duncan Ross, D. F. Mcintosh,
A. H. Sperry, M. Tebo, R. B. Kerr,
Thos. Miller, Geo. R. Naden, W. 0.
Bobbins, A. Woolrich, D. Thomas.
The menu was a follows:
Consomme.
Baked Salmon, Tartar Sauce.
Olives. Celery.
Shrimp Salad, Mayonaise.
Lamb Chops Breaded, French Peas
Saute of Chicken, Mushroom Sauce.
Sliced Tomatoes. Asparagus.
Prime Rib* of Beef, Au Jus,
Brown Potatoes.
Pineapple Ice Cream. Assorted Cake,
Fruit, Nuts, Raisins.
Rochefort  Cheese.
Coffee. Tea.
The secretary received letters of regret from Mr. Hemmingway of the Knob
Hill mine, and from Gilbert Mahon, of
the Jewel, both of whom conveyed expressions of good will.
Owing to the demands on space, it is
impracticable to give even a readable
resume of the many good speeches made
in connection with sentiments on the
toast list, and in order to avoid what
might be regarded as invidious distinctions, with thp exception of the main
toast, regarding which the principal interest is felt, only a list of toasts and
speakers is given. It may be said, however, that frequent kind references were
made to Mr. Wood, the "father" of
Greenwood, and to Frederic Keffer, M.
E., to whom every credit is due in connection with the development of the
Mother Lode Mine, which renders
the building of a smelter now possible.
There was also just reference made to
those pioneers of the district, who had
borne the heat and burden of the day,
and stayed with tbe country, through
evil and good report, hoping against
hope. These are the men who made and
helped to develop the district, the fruits
of whose labors others, as well as themselves, are reaping. There were songs
by Messrs. Galloway, Finucane, and
Bielenberg.
The toasts were: C. 8. Galloway,
"The Queen and Royal Family;" and
"The President of the United States,"
responded to by W. M. Law; D. A.
Cameron, manager Bank of Commerce,
"This Canada of ours"���W. A. Campbell and Mr. Tebo; R. B. Kerr, "The
City of Greenwood," responded to by
Robt. Wood who got arousing reception.
J. McGregor also spoke in this connection.
Then came the toast of the evening,
proposed by F. J. Finucane, manager of
the Bank of Montreal, who was enthusiastically received, and who gave "Our
Guest." As a citizen of Greenwood,
more especially, he was pleased to perform the part allotted to him; as to
Greenwood in which with them he was
interested, it meant a great deal to have
such a man as Paul Johnson among
them on the mission in hand. He had
known Mr. Johnson for five years and
he could not speak too highly of him.
When his hearers knew him longer they
could appreciate him better than he
(the speaker) could tell them. Mr.
Johnson stood at the head of hia profession. He was the biggest man in the
business (laughter), big in body, big in
intellect, big in heart. (Applause.)
Paul Johnson easily led in the smelting
world. The trusted expert of the Gug-
genheims and other financiers, Greenwood was to be congratulated���that the
citizen of the world, the "cosmopolite,"
was to become a citizen of Greenwood,
become interested in her future. In or-
order to show them who Paul Johnson
was, he referred to the following positions which he had occupied: A graduate of the Technical High School and
Mining Academy, Stockholm, Sweden,
1881, he bad successively been superintendent and constructor . Helsingborgs
Copper Works, Helsingborg, Sweden;
superintendent Sulitelma Copper Mines,
Sulitelma,   Norway;    manager    Gold
Mines and Mills, of Compania Industrial, Argentine Republic, S. A.; Superintendent Ely Copper Mines and Smelter,
Ely, Vt.; assistant superintendent El
Paso Smelting Works, El Paso, Texas;
superintendent Consol Kansas City
Smelting and Refining Company, Argentine, Kansas; constructor and superintendent, Hall Mines Smelter, Nelson,
B. C.; superintendent La Gran Fundi-
cion, Central Mexica, Aguas Calientes,
Mexico. He was now superietendent of
the B. C. Copper Company and no longer of Mexico, but a citizen of Greenwood
and of Boundary Creek. His advent
now with his present mission was of
the utmost importance. It assured the
future of the place beyond peradventure
and gave mining industry a definiteness
and permanency never heretofore attained. It meant a great industry, as
it was the intention of the company, he
understood, to smelt all the ores that offered and to increase the capacity as demand increased; until ultimately it
would be the largest copper eraelter in
the world.
Paul Johnson was greeted with tremendous enthusiasm when he iose to
speak. Cheer after cheer went up,
glasses were reared aloft, and for several minutes there was singing and "tigers" galore. As the personification of
good nature, and good living, his infectious smile, beaming face, and rich
Swedish accent at once established an
entiente cordiale with his audience.
After thanking those present for the reception he had received, and paying
compliments to his friend, Mr. linucane,
Mr. Wood, owner of the townsite, and
Mr. Keffer, superintendent of the Mother Lode, he said:
"I was in B. C. four years ago, and
when I left, to take a position with a
higher salary, I got a banquet like this
one. I told them then that as soon as
my contract was expired in Mexico, I
would come back to this country again,
because it was the country I liked. I
have been a whole lot in this world,
(laughter) and in many countries, both
in the northern and southern hemispheres. It agrees with me better in a
northern country. I was born there,
and it is my country. There is a big
difference between the two peoples, and
the people of the north are the people I
prefer. They are the choice of my
heart.   This western country I like.
"Civilization goes from the East to
the West. The people East are slower
than you are. They are happy and contented, and comfortably off, no doubt;
but the people of the West have more
push, go, and energy in them, so I came
up to British Columbia. I had a great
many mountains to come over. That is
all right, too. I am not afraid of mountains. I am at home on them. It is
my business to be there; and let me tell
you   where  you have big mountains,
there you have big mines,    (Applause).
"I bave seen a whole lot of mining
camps in my time; and without any bosh
or nonsense about it, I want to toll you
you have got them right here. (Cheers)
As a man of experience I tell it to you
as a fact. I have not had time to go round
to all your camps���I will do so pretty
quick (laughter); but from what I have
seen, and from what your mining men
tell me, who have been here a long time,
and know the country well, there are
very large veins and large deposits of ore.
You have big things here, and lots of
them. (Laughter and applause.) I tell
you without flattery���and it would not
do for me as a mining man to say what
I do not believe���the biggest mines on
this continent will be right around
Greenwood, in this district." (.Loud
cheering.)
"I came out to Boundary to establish
a smelter. (Renewed and prolonged
applause,) There are Mother Lodes,
and other lodes. (Laughter.) I am not
going to say that their vein is-176 feet
wide, as was stated here to-night. It is
not my business to tell you how big our
ore bodies are. (Laughter.) If it be
true, and I do not deny that it may be
true���they are very big���it means large
quantities of ore to be smelted at low
prices.   (Applause.)
"I have been here not a very long
time; but I have kept my eyes open, and
wits about me���I have seen a great deal
���and I have come to the conclusion
that Greenwood is a natural point of
gravitation for all the ores of all the
mines of all the camps around here.
It is the best place for a smelter. I
have looked over all the country around
���'taken stock,' as you say���and we can
establish a good sized smelter at once
right in the city of Greenwood. (This
announcement was greeted with tremendous enthusiasm.)
"I hope," continued the speaker, after quiet had been restored, "you will
all heartily support me in this matter.
You have my word for it, there is no
bettor place for a smelter in Canada,
and we will smelt as cheaply as any
other place in it. We will smelt all the
ore you can bring to us, and we will
treat you all square. I will go farther
and say, we will give you cheaper smelter rates than any other persons can
give you.   (Loud and prolonged cheers.)
"My belief is, and I have no hesitation in saying that Greenwood will be a
place larger than Butte, Montana.
(This was followed by another outburst
of deafening cheers.) There are other
places that sound well on paper, but
Greenwood is on the ground���it is the
centre���it has the ore all around. You
can come, every mine manager can
come down to our smelter from the
mines and see that he is treated fairly.
A smelter that has to haul ore up a hill
(Continued on last page.) THE   GREENWOOD   MINER.
Friday, Sept L  1899.
OUR  ROSSLAND   LETTER.
The great producers of Red Mountain
I believe in a previous letter I have limited to the figure four. This number
must now be accepted instead of seventeen, which we have been repeatedly informed by the local exaggerator would
be the number of Rossland's mines A.
D. 1898. That year has come and gone
with only the addition of the Centre
Star as a regular contributor to the commercial output of the mining division,
and with Evening Star on Monte Christo
mountain, engineered by Roy H Clarke,
making some headway as a shipper,
great expectations have been repeatedly
raised by the systematic misrepresentations which have received so much encouragement here and which have won
this community an unenviable reputation abroad. When these expectations
are unfulfilled as they must evidently
be, there will be keen disappointments
and bitter remembrances. Outside confidence can only be restored when the
"pushers" realize the intrinsic value of
the maxim "That truth crushed to earth
will rise again, but eggs will not."
I find that the outturn of ore from the
Rossland mines has reached figures very
close to 100,000 tons, that is to say, such
will have been the output by the end of
the present month. This quantity is
within 11,282 tons of the entire output
for the whole of 1898, the figures that
year having been 111,282 tons. This is
within 89% par cent of the entire output
for 1898 and represents eight-twelfths of
the output for 1899, and this output for
eight months is within 11,282 tons of
what the total outturn for 1898 was.
This is without doubt a good showing.
Of these 100,000 tons the Le Roi will
have contributed about 57,000 tons, the
War Eagle 33,500, the Centre Star 6,300,
Iron Mask 2,600 and the Evening Star
about 600. Should the same ratio in
the output be maintained for the next
four months, the output of ore will be at
the end of 1899 150,000 tons; an increase
of 48,715 tons over 1898, or 34.79 per
cent.
The outlook at present, however, is
that the increase will be much greater
���that it will probably mark 50 per
cent on the output of 1898; the estimate
for the next four months being at least
55,000 tons, or a total for the present
year of 106,282 tons.
The weekly shipments are beginning
to keep well up to the 4,600 tons mark,
but it is not likely that this will be
maintained. It will be close to it, accidents and interruptions excepted.
I need not repeat that the question of
the value of the ore is yet to be decided.
In the early days of Rossland there was
a fictitious value per ton placed on the
ore to make a display. The boomster
supported this as he always supports
everything that exaggerates and aids
him in taking in the uninitiated.
Calculations have recently been made
by which the gross value of this ore has
been placed at $18.00 per ton. The average last year was $22.20 official returns, but it is not to be deemed that
gold values have been decreasing, silver
is holding its own and copper has been
increasing. For instance, I find a recent
smelter return of gold ore for the Le
Roi is $9 in gold, $6 in copper and 60
cents in silver per ton. The fact that
the copper value is increasing is very
suggestive, especially to the people of
your community. In this instance it is
two-thirds of the gold value and it is
worthy of attention. Should $17 per
ton be found to be the average of all values of Rossland mines, the total value of
the 100,000 tons of ore shipped for the
past eight months of the present year
will amount to $1,700,000.
Of these earnings the War Eagle has
paid in profit to its shareholders $210,-
000 up to August 15,1899, leaving a balance of $1,490,000, which in the absence
of any specific explanation to the contrary, we must consider has been absorbed in expenses, cost of production,
etc.
Now, viewed from a cold-blooded
standpoint commercially, this is not a
good showing for the non-dividend payers; the War Eagle making the only
creditable showing, and due allowance
being made for the Center Star which
has only recently entered the list of
shippers.
Among the brokers I find a complaint
of "quietness," with better hopes for
September. The town is making some
progress in building improvements and
is thus keeping pace with the public
improvements made by the corporation. M * M
McFheraoa's Position Politically.
Victoria, Aug. 26.���The Colonist has
succeeded in interviewing McPherson,
M. P. P., of Vancouver, on the political
situation, and the catechism resulted:
Question���"Do you believe that the
present Government is done for?"
Answer���"If the papers have correctly reported Helgesen and Higgins, I believe a new election is imminent."
Q.���What is your position now?"
A.���"I don't know that I care to say."
Q.���Will you vote with the Government next session?"
A.���Not if they bring in legislation I
am told iB coining."
Q.���"Are you with the Opposition?"
A.���"What is the use of talking about
the Opposition? Neither party is strong
enough to carry on the government.
Therefore, there must be an appeal to
the country."
Q.���"As a champion of labor, you believe in the eight-hour law?"
A.���"I think it should be given a longer trial."
Q.���"What is the nature of the measure upon which you would vote against
the Government?"
A.���"The nature has not been made
public yet, and I am bound to secrecy."
Q.��� "Ia it to rescind the eight-hour
law?"
A.���"No; the Government is not
strong enough to rescind that law."
In conclusion, MacpherBon said he did
not care to absolutely commit himself,
while matters are at six and sevens as
at present.
A Heavy tow.
A San Francisco horse dealer was on
his way last week from Waterville to
Rossland, having come in from the
Okanogan, and put up at Mat Ingram's
ranch near Midway. He bad with him
a 2:10 trotting horse that he was
taking to the Rossland races. During
the night the animal, for which he had
been offered $3,000, was kicked by another horse, and had broken a leg. The
owner tried to have the break set, but
he gave it up, and on Tuesday decided
to shoot it.
A Bad Accident.
Robert Norris, sawyer at Fisher's
mill at Phoenix, was badly wounded by
the saw on Saturday last. The rope attached to the cut-off pulley broke, and
tbe saw was thrown forward, and striking him made a fearful wound, cutting
him for about eighteen inches from the
shoulder down the breast. Fortunately,
though a horrible gash, it was only a
flesh wound, and after being brought to
the hospital it was stitched up, and today he is up and going around. It was
a marvelous escape from death.
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SUPERIOR   LINE   OF   CIGARS.
Brands:
MORENA,
INTERIOR and
MINER.
Made by INLAND CIGAR MFG. CO. of Kamloops, B. C.
CLEAR HAVANA  FILLER.
Nothing but B. C. Union labor Employed.
-FOR SALE AT-
Arlington, Pioneer, International, Pacific, Rossland, Ottawa
and Commercial Hotels, H. A. King & Co.
PROTECT HOME INDUSTRY.
DISSOLUTION NOTICE.
T^OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the partnership here-
A /[ tofore existing between us, the undersigned, as brokers
and general agents in the City of Greenwood, in the Province of
British Columbia, has been this day dissolved by mutual consent.
All debts owing to the said partnership are to be paid to Arthur
Mowat, at the City of Greenwood aforesaid, and all claims against
the said partnership are to be presented to the said Arthur Mowat,
by whom the same will be sett13d. The business of the firm of
Mowat & Palmer will hereafter be conducted by Arthur Mowat.
ARTHUR   MOWAT.
ROBT.   PALMER.
Witness:    P.   P.   THORPE.
Dated at Greenwood this 21st day of July, A. D. 1899.
THE YALE LUMBER CO.,
MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS
IN ALL KINDS OF	
LUMBER,
Rough  and
Dressed
Shingles, Laths, and
Mouldings.    ���^
OFFICE:    CORNER COPPER  AND   DUNDEE  STF.EETS
GREENWOOD, B. C.   TELEPHONE 36.
MINERAL  ACT,  1896.
Certificate of Improvements.
NOTICE.
Sycamore mineral claim situate in the Kettle
River mining division, Yale district.
Where located:   In Copper camp.
Take notice ��� that we, George Riter, nee
miner's certificate No. 6685 B, and Frank Beau-
chene. free miner's certificate No. B 5970,intend
sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the
Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown
Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section 87, must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 24th day of August, 1899.  8-25-2m
Mrs. Foreman and Mrs. Nichols,
teachers of dancing and physical culture. Office hours', 11 a. m. to 1 p. m.
at residence in school house. 27-4
MINERAL  ACT,   1896.
Certificate of Improvements.
NOTICE.
Golconda, Gold Bed, Cleveland, Laocoon,
York and Wildrose Fraction mineral claims
situate in the Kettle River mining division of
Yale district.
Where located:  Smith'scamp.
Take notice that I, Isaac II. Hallett as agent
for J. C. Haas, free miner's certificate No. 18340
A, and George E. Foster, free miner's certificate
No. B 18208, Intend, 60 days from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining Crown Grants of the above claims.
And further take notice that action under
section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 17th day of August, 1899.   8-25-2m.
I. H. HALLETT.
Bring your job printing to the Miner
offie.   Best class of work fn Boundary, 5l
Friday, Sept 1,1899.
THE GREENWOOD   MINER,
COMMENTS OF CONTEMPORARIES
AS YOU  LIKE IT.
There are newspapers in this Province
that make a feature of abusing those
who differ with them, and the abuse is
seldom couched in honeyed phrases.
When called down, they whimper and
play the baby act. The Greenwood
Miner is one of these.���Nelson Tribune.
Under its new management the Green-
Wood Miner has become one of the best
weekly publications of British Columbia.
The news features are especially well
looked after, while the editorial work is
second to none in the Province.���Nelson
Economist.
WHAT ABOUT "OCR PAUL?"
Perhaps no man is more in the public
eye in the Boundary than Jay P. Graves.
���Cascade Record.
FULL OF ENERGY.
In one way the Boundary will shortly
have facilities equal to the best of any
mining district. Already two well
equipped telephone companies ��� the
Nelson & Vernon and the Columbia���
are operating to all points. The C. P.
R. Telegraph is now built into Cascade,
and in another month will be into Grand
Forks. D. C. Corbin says he will have
a telegraph line operating into the
Boundary by October 15th. In addition
ti�� these the Cascade Water, Power &
Hight Co. expects shortly to begin on its
surface lines for transmit ing electrical
energy from Cascade to the big Boundary mines.���Cascade Record.
INTERIOR   TOPICS.
Robt. Dore, one of the very oldest
miners on Wild Horse Creeek, Fort
Steele has, after a great many years, returned to the scene of his former diggings, and located a quartz claim, on the
identical ground he used to pan out on.
The Lake Shore mine, one of the St.
Spgene group on Moyie lake, East Kootenay, has started the first air compressor, in the district.
Nelson public school has seven teachers..
Nelson hospital is to be enlarged to
tile extent of $2,600.
Iti is no doubt enterprising, but nevertheless amusing. The Grand Forks correspondent for the various papers, sends
out as special dispatches news from the
Midway Advance and other papers in
the Boundary, and dates them all from
that, town.
Rossland is going to have a great big
time on Labor Day. Over $5,000 have
been subscribed for it.
Freighting activity has been practically allitranBferred from Bossburg to Cascade City.
Mrs.. Ivy Dumas, of Rossland, committed suicide last week. She was
slightly insane and very jealous of her
husband;.
A new. steamer is to be built by the
International Navigation and Trading
Co. for/the Kootenay Lake.
The Rossland Record has been sold
out to W..K. Esling of the Trail Creek
News, atman of some experience. Editor Smith in bidding goodbye to his
readers, trusts that his brother newspaper men will not be too harsh with him
in their criticisms, because he has done
the besfehe could, which is all that is to
be expected of any man.
The dispatch sent out from Rossland
that an early strike was anticipated, and
that a carload of rifles and two machine
guns^had^arriyed to,prevent trouble, is
of course, perfectly false.
Miss Annie Isabel Ward, a young lady
for several years in the employ of the
Hudson's Bay Co., Vancouver, died at
Vernon the other day, where she had resided for some time.
Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Watson, for a number of years residents of the Okanogan
Valley, have moved to Fernie, where he
has secured a position as teacher.
Miss Glover has resigned her position
in the Fairview school to go to Revelstoke.
For fine, commercial job work the
Miner office can meet your requirements. Anything and everything in the
job printing line we can do.
SUMMER  CLASSES  AND
SniMEB   FEICES.
To those who desire to prepare for the
series of winter dances, Mrs. Foreman
will give instruction in round dancing
and the dancers on Tuesday and Saturday evenings. Wednesday evenings-
new figures of the German Cotillion.
Admission, each class gentleman, fifty
cents; ladies complimentary.       27-4.
MINERAL   ACT,  1896.
Certificate of Improvements.
NOTICE.
St. Genevieve mineral claim, situate in the
Kettle River mining division, of Yale district.
Where located:   In Providence camp.
Take notice that I, Albert K. Ashcroft, agent
for George T. Crane, free miner's certificate No.
34626 A, Intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder, for a certificate of Improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section 87, must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 26th day of August, 1899.
9-l-2m A. E. ASHCROFT, P. L. 8-
MINERAL  ACT,  1896.
Certificate of Improvements.
NOTICE.
Hercules mineral claim situate In the Kettle
River mining division, Yale district.
Where located:  In Copper camp.
Take notice that I, Isaac H. Hallett as agent
for Edward L. Tate, free miner's certificate No.
84408, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,
to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section 37, must be commenced before the Issuance of such certificate of improvement*.
Dated this first day of August, 1399.   8-25-2m
I. H. HALLETT.
MINERAL  ACT,  1896.
Certificate of Improvements.
NOTICE.
Copper King mineral claim, situate in the
Kettle River mining division, Yale district.
Where located:   fn Copper camp.
Take notice that I, Isaac H. Hallett as agent
for John Moran, free miner's certificate No.
19680 A, and Austin Hammer, free miner's certificate No. 19087 A, intend sixty days from the
date hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder for
a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose
of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 23rd day of August. 1899.   8-26-2m
I. H. HALLETT.
MINER!  ACT,  1296.
Certificate of Improvements.
NOTICE.
Silver King and Iron Cap mineral claims,
situate in the Kettle River Mining Division of
Yale District.
Where located:   In Skylark camp.
Take notice that we, the Sliver King Gold
Mining Company, Free Miner's Certificate No.
B 6560, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,
to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section 87, must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 12th day of August, 1899.  8-ll-2m
Miners' Hotel,
COPPER STREET.
WALTER WATERLAND, Prop.
A Finely Equipped Bar,
Board by Day or Week.
TELEPHONE CONNECTION.
Best of Cusine Service. Rooms
neat   and   Well   Furnished.
ROSSLAND HOTEL.
Alf. Cameron, Prop.
Everything Brand New and First
Class. Elegant Bar Room, Best
Liquors and Cigars.
House Heated and Lighted
Throughout. Dining Room under Management of
AN EXPERIENCED CHEF.
Copper St., Greenwood, B. C.
The Best INVESTMENT
In REPUBLIC CAMP in 1896 was the Republic Gold Mining Co.
We were then selling this stock at 8 and 10 cents per share; today
this same stock is worth $3.75 PER SHARE. A thousand shares
in 1896 sold for $80 to $100; TODAY IT IS WORTH $3,760. THE
BEST INVESTMENT in Republic Camp today is the ADMIRAL
��������� DEWEY GOLD MINING COMPANY.    This company owns
���" four claims, located west of the Republic propertfes.   W*. are
���      ��� now sinking a shaft to the depth of 50 feet on the surface and it
ASSAYS FROM $1.60 to $31 IN GOLD. This stock is now selling at 7 cents per share, and we predict that inside of six months
this same stock will sell 75 CENTS TO ONE DOLLAR PER
SHARE.   For further particulars call on or address,
W    H     NICHOI A   MnraiG nom. butte, moitaha., u. s.
���������    *�����    l^llWnUl-rO, No. 1. West Broadway.   P.O. Box 455.
.A.
S  S P* Burns & Co* ����  S
Ring
FOR ANYTHING IN THE LINE OF
Fresh or Cured Meats,
Fish or Poultry*
No. a
MARKETS LOCATED AT
Cascade, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Midway, Camp McKinney.
LIME! LIME!! LIME10
The only first class WHITE LIME in the Boundary. The SNOW FLAKE LIME COMPANY
is now prepared to furnish lime on short notice in
ANY QUANTITY. ��?23J��
W. E MEDILL, Mgr.
Cunliffe & Ablett,
ENGINEERS, BOILERMAKERS
and MACHINISTS.
Our machine shops are now complete and we are prepared to do the heaviest class of work'
Ore cars, Ore buckets, shafting, hangers and pulleys. Pipe work a specialty. Estimates given
on all classes of work.   Pumps always fn stock.
avfinVTL.1T A 1��m   TyTAPTTrWVTlV-     1-25-H. P., horizontal engine, 9x12; 1-85-H. P.,
SECOND-HAND   MALHIMiSRX.       Locomotive type, boiler and skids complete;
1���No. 8 Little Giant drill, hose column arms and bars complete; 1���5-foot Pel ton wheel, with
600 feet special welded pipe from 18 Ins. to 8 ins.; 1 rip-saw with iron table.
Rossland, ���!ii��^J^AJ&J��i- THE   GREENWOOD  MINER.
Friday, Sept. 1,  1899.
THE    GREENWOOD    MINER.
Published Every Friday at Greenwood, B. C.
BY
THE GREENWOOD MINER PRINTING COMPANY.
R.   E.   GOSNELL, Editor and Manager.
SUBSCRIPTION RATE8.
Domestic, One Year $200
Six Months S1.25
Foreign, One Year   S8.00
Payable Invariably in Advance.
Advertising rates furnished on application.
No patent medicine ads taken except at full
rates.
Legal notices 10 and 5 cents per line.
"Certificate of Improvement" notices, |5.00
and $10.00 for legal life of notice.
Four weekly insertions constitute one month's
advertising.
The Miner is on sale at the following places:
Greenwood.
King & Co., Smith & McRae, Anroe <fc Co., P.
O. News Room.
Cascade: Cascade City News Co. Rossland:
P.O. News Room. Anaconda. B. C: P. O.
News Room.  Spokane: The Shaw-Borden Co.
Entered at the Greenwood, B. C, post office
as second class mail matter.
Friday, .Sept, 1,  1899.
THE  SMELTER  AT GREENWOOD.
The Mother Lode smelter is neither
going to Midway nor Grand Forks. It
will be right in the city of Greenwood.
It will be where it was originally intended to be, at the mouth of Copper
creek. There are probably better sites
at Boundary Falls or at Midway, considered from the pure standpoint of
acreage and dumping ground. These
places will have consideration in the future when more smelters come in, as
come in they will, sooner or later. The
B. C. Copper Company, although it is a
big one, and the biggest, is not the only
pebble on the beach. For the present,
however, the Mother Lode smelter, in
addition to the Granby, will be sufficient to accomodate all the ores of the
shipping mines. By the "present" we
mean for a year or two.
What decided Paul Johnson, in whose
hands the matter rested as superintendent of the B. C. Copper Company, was
location rather than site. His views are
given elsewhere in a report of his speech
at the Board of Trade banquet on Saturday night. Greenwood he saw was the
center of the mining camps, the point to
which everything by the shortest route
must gravitate. It was not to him a business proposition to haul ores up hill
and then down again, for the mere sake
of a picturesque site; nor did he see the
philosophy of going to Midway, when
could get close up to his own his mine
here and near to all the others, from
which to get the ore, as he expressed it,
was only necessary to put on brakes, and
let it go. It means a saving of fuel and
of time, and is as well an arrangement
of great convenience to the mine owners
who may wish to look after their ore after it goes to the smelter. In fact, Paul
Johnson saw what every other mining
man has seen, that Greenwood is the
point in every way best suited, and the
one men of unbiased judgment would
select. It was the site, as already
stated, first chosen by Col. Weir. It is
in every respect suitable. Some of our
contemporaries have been enlarging on
the advantages of power and water as almost essentials in considering a smelter
site. They are matters of such small consequence that only in case of all other
things being equal, would they be taken
into consideration. However, so far as
water is concerned, there is no lack of it
at the junction of Copper and Boundary
creeks.
Contrary to the most confident assurances of our contemporaries in question
the matter is definitely settled. The
work of surveying the site began on
Monday, and actual construction will
commence as soon as the railway can
bring in material for it.
Now that there is no further doubt
about it, the feeling of uncertainty
on account of the artificial booming of
rival towns has been completely swept
away. Paul Johnson is the most important visitor Greenwood ever had. In
his own profession he is undoubtedly
the most eminent of its many eminent
men. His experience has been of the
widest and most varied character, and
his general success under a variety of
conditions is the best proof of his ability.
The importance of his visit to Greenwood, and the Boundary country, consists in the fact that he came with a
"ready-made smelter in his pocket,"
not exactly for Greenwood, but the
most suitable location. Being a man of
judgment and ripe experience in smelter matters, he chose Greenwood. As
Bank Manager Finucane said at the banquet, in proposing a toast in his honor,
the fixing of the smelter site gives a permanency and value to the mining industry to which it had not heretofore
attained. It is really a turning point in
the history of the city, and although its
future did not depend upon a smelter,
the fact of these great industries locating here will cause the tide to flow rapidly in its favor, and will produce immediate local benefits. Already there is
a strong feeling of confidence, which,
though growing of late, has now been
strongly confirmed. As soon as the railway comes in, we may expect Greenwood to take a long step forward towards the future greatness as a mining
centre predicted for it by "Our Guest,"
Paul Johnson, on Saturday night.
AN OPPOSITION CONVENTION.
The Victoria Globe has started an agitation with its usual vigor for the calling of an opposition convention. It is
proposed to hold it at New Westminster
during the fair there. A number of the
opposition papers have taken up the
subject and are strongly in favor of the
proposal. Just now it is considered a
favorable opportunity to consolidate a
party against the present administration that will include the supporters of
the former government and a number of
the dissatisfied elements of the Semlin-
Cotton party. Perhaps it is. It depends very much on what it is proposed
to do at that convention���tbe men who
are to take the lead, and the program
that it is proposed to adopt. At the
present time there seems to be even less
cohesion in the ranks of the Opposition
than in that of the Government forces,
and no controling spirit. To have a
successful party there must be a leader
and a platform that will appeal to the
good sense of the electorate. So far
there appears to be no effort to evolve
either of those essentials. The papers
formerly supporting the Turner administration, such as the Colonist, appear
to favor some kind of reconstruction in
which the old leaders will no longer be
dominating factors. Under such circumstances it is difficult to see what
course is to be adopted. Formerly Cotton and Semlin were looked upon as
probable elements of a coalition in case
of the Martin-Semlin combination
breaking up. Now that Martin is out,
Cotton and Semlin are the Government.
The Opposition cannot coalesce with
Martin, hecause it 'was bitterly opposed
to him and assisted in his downfall. He
in fact appeared to be the main source
of objection. To meet and '' resol ut j" to
the effect that the Government is bad
and worse than useless, and a total failure, will" not satisfy the people as to
what is proposed to be done in case it is
turned out. Who is to take the reins of
government, and what measures for the
better government of the Province are
proposed? These are the questions that
will be asked and must be answered.
There are many important problems to
be worked out in the interests of the
people in relation to railways, colonization, agricultural development, the mining interests, education and a dozen
other things. How does the Opposition
party, or proposed Opposition party,
propose to deal with them? and who is
the leader to enunciate its views and
give them effect? It is not impossible
perhaps to find a leader and to make a
satisfactory pronouncement, but it is
something that requires to be considered
most carefully before taking steps to
consolidate the nebulous mass of political matter now floating outside the Gov
ernment sphere of influence.
Thk Westminster Columbian twits
the Miner about having referred to Mr.
Henderson, of New Westminster, "resigning" his seat to accept the Attorney-
Generalship, whereas he in reality "vacates" it by accepting office. The point
is well taken, and we accept correction.
However, it is after all a matter of
words rather than real meaning, although carelessness in such matters are
to be avoided. We would rather err
technically than in sense, as the Columbian sometimes does.
Th�� Nelson Tribune gives credence to
the report that the Northport smelter
management is considering the advisability of reducing ore at a net rate of
$4.50 per ton. This it says will be a substantial cut below the Trail smelter rate
and will bring the pay limit down very
low indeed, enabling all the Rossland
companies with any ore to mine at a
profit. The announcement is of particular interest to Boundary at the present
time.
Notwithstanding the Nelson Tribune,
the fear of offending which is constantly before our eyes, we venture to say
that the situation is not as healthy for
the Government at Victoria as it might
be. Helgesen's ultimatum to the Government that unless it undoes a great
many things it did last session and
since that time he will sit on the Opposition side, is uncomfortably near desertion. With Martin, Higgins, Mac-
pherson, and Helgesen, all Government
supporters, in actual rebellion, and the
Province in dread of the result, the
Miner may be forgiven for referring to
opinions previously expressed on the political situation as having been substantially verified by subsequent political
events, without being termed abusive.
H. M. KEEFER'S LIST.
<&fJSf~l Cash, balance on easy terms, buys
*|��*OVJ one of the best lots for a residence in the city.
<B "3 CA Cash, balance on terms to suit,
^P*3f��i*>ir buys a fine lot on Government
near Deadwood street.
d��afS,K{~l Cash, balance on terms to suit,
**"-'*^^-'buys a splendid double corner on
Government street, 50x105 feet.
4%1 4AO Cash buys the best, unsold
%J��*^'^'vV/ business corner on Government street.
Notice to Advertisers.
All changes of ads must be handed in
to Tub Miner office by Tuesday noon
for that week's issue; also orders for ex
tra copies of paper.
B. C. Pottery Company, Ltd.,
Victoria.
MANUFACTURERS   OF
Sewer Pipe, Chimney Pipe, Fire
Bricks, Pressed Bricks, Flower Pots,
and Fire Proofing Tile.
CEO. F. WILLIAMS,
Dry Goods,
Clothing,
Furnishings and
Millinery.        ^
CALL  ON US.
Copper Street,
GREENWOOD, B. C.
BEFORE ORDERING YOUR
Groceries
It would   be well for you to call on
A. H. SPERRY
& CO.,
Who have the most
complete stock of
Staple and Fancy
Groceries to be found
in the City.
SperrY
&Co.,
Opp. Int'rnational Hot'l
COPPER STREET.
"LIVE AND LET LIVE."
STAR BAKERY.
Bread guaranteed free
from adulteration.
SINOW FLAKE
C>r-��E2> a i-v     Pantry of alt kinds
EjrCL^/KLJm Bride's cake to order
We have the Only brick oven in Greenwood.
GOVERNMENT STREET.
^
Furnished Rooms.
NEAT, QUIET, COMFORTABLE. READING, and COOL
STALL ROOMS, FIRST FLOOR.
PRICES MODERATE.
SWAYNE HOUSE, SILVER ST. 3
1/
Friday, Sept. 1, 1899-
THE GREENWOOD   MINER.
SENSATIONAL   ARRESTS.
Two Men Charged With Bnrnin? the Hotel
Columbia.
Tlie Grand Forks Miner says:
"Charles Mullen, who has been in the
city since about July 1, was arrested
about 10 o'clock Thursday night on the
charge of having been concerned in the
burning of the Hotel Columbia. The
arrest was made by Constable McMynn,
of Midway, who represents the Provincial Government. Mullen was immediately taken before Justice of the Peace
Hay of Columbia, and asked for bail, but
but it was refused. He was therefore
sent to jail. About the time Mullen
was arrested officers brought in on the
stage a man named Cameron, who was
arrested at Rosalia, Wash., on the
same charge. Cameron was also placed
in jail. Friday afternoon both prisoners were taken before Justice of the
Peace Hay for preliminary examination,
and were remanded for eight days,
when they will come up for trial.
The Hotel Columbia was burned at
night early in July, there being in it at
the time a number of women and children, who narrowly escaped with their
lives. That any man possessed of the
ordinary instincts of human nature
should have set fire to the building is almost beyond belief. The arrests have
produced a painful impression, and it is
hoped the matter will be sifted to the
bottom.	
Attempted Burglary*
Thos. McDonell, of the firm of Mc-
Donell, McEntire & Co., was wakened
out of his sleep about 2 o'clock on Sunday morning, and saw within a few feet
of his bed a man attempting to enter his
room through the window. One arm
was on the inside and held a lighted
match; but as soon as the housebreaker found that the room was tenanted
and the occupant awake, he withdrew
too quickly to be recognized. Mr. McDonell got up hastily as possible and
went out, but found no trace of the man.
He found, however, that the wire netting was cut neatly off the outside of the
window, and, as the windows are always
kept open, ingress was easy. Mr. McDonell figures that the burglar was
some one who knows him, and assuming
that he would be attending the banquet
at the Pioneer Hotel, which had been
his original intention, expected to find
the room empty. He is very glad now
that he did not go, as he had several
hundred dollars in cash in his room,
something he says which is not likely to
occur agaiti.
A Pleasing Annual.
The July annual of the Kootenay Mining Standard, Rossland, although it has
appeared in August is none the less welcome. The features of the number are
the illustrations of the whole mining interior of Kootenay and part of Yale. So
far aa can be ascertained, by a casual
glance through its pages, the work
seems to be fairfy and impartially done.
Greenwood and Boundary country are
well represented, and the illustration of
tbe city is one of the best yet published.
Saddles and
Harness.    *��     *��
Turf Goods,
BOOT AND SHOE FINDINGS.
REPAIRING  A   SPECIALTY.
M. S. Butler,       jt
GREENWOOD.   B.   C.
NEW AND ���^
POPULAR BOOKS.
David Harum, The Habitant, Fortune's My
Foe, Hugh Gwyeth, Postle Farm, A Pauper
Millionaire, etc.
FOR  SALS  BT
Smith & McRae,
Books,  Papers and   GREENWOOD, B.C.
Office Supplies  	
Canadian Press Association.
The members of the Canadian Press
Association have come to the Province
and gone. They were entertained at
Nelson and Rossland and at the coast
in royal fashion. Greenwood did its
best to get them to come into the Boundary country, and invitations were sent
from the Board of Trade and on behalf
of the local press. Replies were received
however, to the effect that the time at
their disposal would not permit. The
people of Greenwood were heartily
thanked for the invitation.
DR. R. MATHISON
DENTIST   :    :
NADEN BLOCK
GREENWOOD
Graduate Pennsylvania
College of Dental -  -
Surgery   -  -  -  -  -
Philadelphia, Pa.-  -
A Licentiate of British
- Columbia-  -  -  -  -
M. E. FRAZEE,
GROCERY and BAKERY.
Rye and Graham Bread.
White Bread, 16 Mb. loaves $1.00
A Choice Stock of Groceries.
As Fine as in the City	
Hamill   -   -   Block,
GREENWOOD. B. C.
CARPENTER & CO.,
Photographers.
LATEST DESIGNS   IN   PLATINUM  CABINETS   AND
MANTELLOS.
Views of Greenwood
and Boundary Creek Mines.
Prices Reasonable.
Studio 0pp. WINDSOR Hotel.
WHEN YOU WANT
THE BEST IMPORTED CIGARS and TOBACCOS, CONFECTIONARY, MAGAZINES,
PERIODICALS, STATIONARY
and HOUSE PLANTS GOTO
Munro's,
Next Door to
BANNERMAN'S.
Work
Guaranteed.
W.   M.    SPROTT,
NEXT DOOR TO TEL. O^ICE.
Fashionable
Dressmaker,
MRS. J. A. CARPENTER.
GOVERNMENT STREET,
Two Doors Below the old MINER Office.
u A. WRIGHT,-
Boot and shoe
Maker.......
Repairing  neatly done.    Shop  across from
W1KDS0R Hotel.
GREENWOOD.        -        - B. C.
HORSESHOEING     ^
^ BLACKSMITHING.
Buckboards and Buggies made to Order.
WORK   GUARANTEED.
8hop  on  Copper   Street, Greenwood,  B. C.
A. B. JENSEN.
COPPER STREET.
tMiMMNHmiMMWmiMim
Arlington
COPPER STREET,
GREENWOOD.
Hotel,
Hooper & Co.,
Proprietors.
IMPORTED ft DOMESTIC
CIGARS,
WINES and LIQUORS.
Headquarters for Mining Men.
McElmon
THE WATCHMAKER
Is now located on Greenwood street
OPPOSITE THE NEW
RENDELL BLOCK.
35
YEARS
EXPERIENCE.
Full assortment of material and tools to
do correct, work.
Anaconda Hotel,
MLE0D ft CO. Props.
GOOD   DINING  ROOM  ACCOMMODATIONS.
ALL CLASSES OF WINES.
FINE LIQUORS and CIGARS.
AHACOHDA, B. C.
Palace Hotel,
Snodgrass  &
Kelly, Props.,
ANACONDA,
B. C.
Free Baths for Patrons.
One-half Mile From Greenwood City.
Rates Reasonable.
Nash & Co.,
PAUTERS and
PAPER HAKGER*.
SIGN WORK A
SPECIALTY.
Quick   Work   Guaranteed.
SHOP OPP. FISHER SAW MILL. TBE   GREENWOOD  MINER,
Friday, Sept. 1,  1899.
PICKED   SPECIMENS.
The condition of the man with the
hoe is not entirely hopeless. He knows
enough to put the largest radishes on
the outside of the bunch.���The Record,
Chicago.   .
On his way home from The Hague
peace conference, Captain Crozier is to
stop in England to investigate recent inventions in high explosives.���The News,
Detroit.
No Jokb.���Uncle Sam: "Don't you
think I'm getting more like you every
day?" John Bull: "You are, my boy,
and I'm only afraid of one thing."
Uncle Sam: "What's that?" John
Bull: "We may grow so much alike
that we will love the same things."���
Life.
Marconi, in recent experiments on the
French Cruiser Vienna, succeeded in
sending messages by his wireless system to a distance of forty-two miles.
They were sent from a point in the
Channel fourteen miles from Boulogne
to the South Foreland, which is twenty-
eight miles from Boulogne. He was also successful in "cutting off" the messages from either station.
In a recent speech at the Authors'
Clubin London, Mark Twain perpetrated a pun which, he said, it had taken
him eight days to compile. In the peroration of his speech, after alluding to
the friendliness of England and America as shown in their common anxiety
around Mr. Kipling's sick-bed, he said:
"Since England and America have been
joined together in Kipling, may they
not be severed in Twain." And Mark
sat down amid a burst of rapturous applause.
Two remarkable children are those of
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Cartmill, of Owlns-
ville, Ky. They are Delia May, aged 3,
weight 180 pounds, and Willie, aged 4,
210 pounds. At birth the elder weighed
eight pounds and the youngest seven.
They grew so rapidly that people for
miles came to see them. Mr. and Mrs.
Cartmill are people of ordinary size.
Mr. Cartmill is quite tall, but his weight
does not exceed 160 pounds at any time.
He is a huckster, and although he attempts to reduce his children by dieting, they continue to grow despite his
efforts.
An important contract has been entered into in New York. Andrew On-
nerdonk has undertaken to dredge out
the east channel of the harbor until it
shall be two thousand feet wide, and
forty feet deep, for six miles from the
Narrows to the sea. He will have built
by thu Maryland Steel Compauy, of
Sparrow's Point, Md., two .great ocean
dredges, at a cost of nine hundred thousand dollars; these dredges will take up
the bottom of the bay by a suction-pipe,
deposit it in their holds, steam out to
far ocean depths, and empty the freight.
These dredges will get to work early in
the spring of next year.
Arthur J. Balfour, who celebrated his
fifty-first birthday on July 25th, has held
a seat in the House of Commons for a
quarter of a century, having first been
elected for Hertford in 1875. Since 1885
be has found a place in each of the three
governments formed by Lord Salisbury,
having held the posts of President of
the Local Government Board, Secretary
for Scotland, Chief Secretary for Ireland,
and now First Lord of the Treasury.
He has led the Conservative party in the
House of Commons since the death of
W. H. Smith. In the present Cabinet
three member's are Mr. Balfour's juniors���Lord Balfour of Burleigh, W. Long
and Akers Douglas.
The late Colonel Ingersoll was riding
in a street car one day, when the Rev.
T. DeWitt Talmage got in, and they
presently fell into an argument. Finally Ingersoll said: Then you would like
to live in a place, Brother Talmage,
where every one had to be good by
law?" "Certainly,', said Talmage.
"You would like to live where every one
had to go to church regularly on Sunday?" "Yes, that would suit me."
"Where no.man could get a drink, and
swearing was not permitted?" "Yes,
that's the place for me." And where
every man would have to keep regular
hours?" "That would be heaven on
earth," said Talmage, smiling, and
striking his knee with his open palm.
"Well," said Bob, looking over his
glasses, you'd better go to Sing Sing.
That's the was they do there."
Philip Collins, who has made money
in railroads, supplied the funds with
which he, Mr. McLaughlin and Mr. Mc-
Clnre started tbe Philadelphia Times.
The day before the newly organized
journal was to make its appearance,
Collins came into the editorial room.
The editor was writing an article that
subsequently led to the downfall of the
highway ring that had the municipal
life of Philadelphia in its clutch. Collins walked up and down the dingy,
dirty room for awhile and suddenly said:
"McClure, excuse me one moment. This
is a great enterprise that we've gone into. I have put more money into it than
any other man, and whatever the outcome may be, I will not squeal; but in
conducting chis newspaper I would simply like to address to you one suggestion." The editor looked up inquiringly, poised his pen, and said: "What's
that?" "Why, run it as you damn
please."
Mr.D-
of Boston, visiting in one
of the small towns of Western Massachusetts, was taking a spin shortly after
his arrival, when he was run down, as
he claimed, by a negro and knocked off
his bicycle. When he got on his feet
again he was so angry that he picked up
a stone and threw it with accurate aim
at the colored man and brother. This
resulted in bis arrest and conviction in
the local court of justice. "I'JwiH fine
you five dollars," said the judge; "have
you anything to say??' ^Jfotbing," replied D , unmollified, "except that I
wish I had killed the feHow?^ "That
remark will cost you five dollars more,"
rejoined his honor. D���->s'.$&mper was
not improved by this fresh dispensation
of justice. "Conversation seems to come
high in this court" he observed. "Five
dollars for contempt," promptly responded the bench; "have you anything more to say?" "I think not," answered the defendant; "you have the
advantage of me in repartee." Payment of fine closed the case.
A.   M.   Whiteside. Clive  Pringle.
PRINGLE ft WHITESIDE,
BARRISTERS, SOLICITORS, NOTARIES PUBLIC, ETC.
Offices:   Over Bank of Montreal.
ANDREW LEAMT,
Barrister,
Solicitor,  etc.
Greenwood, B. C.
R. B. KERR,
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR
and NOTARY PUBLIC.
EADElf FLOOD BLK.
Greenwood, B. C.
J. S. M. Morrison, L. L. B., J. R. Brown,
Alfred Hall, L. L. .B
Hall, Brown & ilorrison,
BARRISTERS and
SOLICITORS.
FLOOD  BLOCK,.......;.........'
GREENWOOD, B. C.
BAUER St
ASHCROFT
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYORS
A.   E.   A5hCrOlt, Representative.
FLOOD-NADEN BLOCK.
0. M. HILLARY, B. Sc.
Assayer and Chemist.
If GILL
MINING
GRADUATE    IN
ENGINEERING.
GREENWOOD,  B.   C.
I. H. HALLETT.
H. C SHAW.
HALLETT & SHAW
GREENWOOD, B. C.
Barristers, Solicitors,   cable Address
ft Notaries Public. "hallet."
Codes:     Bedford McNeill's, Broom-
halls, Moreing & Neal's, Leiber's.
A. C. OALrT,
Barrister,  Etc., Rossland.
Postott ice Bnildinr
-    Telephone Al.
The Street Grade.
With reference to the grade of Copper
street complained of, and about which
there has been bo much discussion on
the streets, it was stated that the grade
has been changed several times and that
each engineer gave a different one. Enquiries at the office of the city engineer
have elicited the fact that there has been
no change made in the grade given by
Mr. Shaw, late city engineer. The
grades already made by him have not
been altered in any respect.
R. H. PARKINSON,
Pairview, B. C
CIVIL ENGINEER and
DRAUGHTSMAN.
MAPS AND PLANS OF MINES
AND MINERAL CLAIMS PREPARED TO ORDER. MINERAL
TITLES INVESTIGATED, AND
ASSESSMENT WORK ATTENDED TO.
Financial,
Insurance and
Mining
Agent.
Notary Public
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General Contractors
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Established 1867.
PAID-UP CAPITAL, $6,000,000.
[Six Million Dollars.]
rest 11,000,000
President Hon. Geo. A. Cox.
General Manager B. E. Walker.
Ass't. Gen'l. Manager...J. H. Plummbr.
This bank has the largest number of
branches of any bank in Canada, with
agencies at New York, Chicago, New
Orleans, Skagway and Dawson City.   :
Accounts of Corporations, Merchants
and Individuals received on favorable
terms. .
Drafts, Commercial Credits, Travelers' Credits and Circular Notes issued
available in any part of the world.
Approved Notes Discounted; Collections made. ..
A general Banking business transacted.
GREENWOOD  BRANCH.
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BANK of MONTREAL.
Capital, all paid ay, $12,000,000.
Beat $��,ooo,ooo.
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COURT   OF   DIRECTORS:
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Arthur lioare, H. J. B. Kendall, J. J. Kings-
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London, Brantford, Hamilton, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Kingston, Midland, Quebec, St.
John, N. B. Brandon, Winnipeg, Fredericton,
Halifax, Victoria, Vancouver, Rossland, Kaslo,
Trail, Ashcroft, Greenwood, Atlin, Bennett B.
C. andDawson City.
AGENTS   IN   THE   UNITED   STATES:
Spokane���Traders' National Bank and Old
National Bank. New York���(52 Wall St.) W.
Lawson and J. C. Welsh, agents. San Francisco��� 124 Sansome St., 11. J. McMicbael and J. R.
Ambrose, agents.
LONDON   BANKERS:
Bank of England and Messrs. Glyn & Co.
FOREIGN   AGENTS:
Liverpool���Bank of Liverpool. Australia-
Union Bank of Australia. New Zealand���Union Bank of Australia, Bank of New Zealand.
Jndia, China, Japan���Chartered Mercantile
lank of India, London and China, Agra Bank,
West Indies���Colonial Bank. Paris���Marcuard
Krauss & Co.   Lyons���Credit Lyonnais.
F.  T.  SHORT  Manager,
Greenwood, B. C.
QEORGE HILL,���
Merchant Tailor.
Fine Stock of Goods Always on Hand. Across
from WINDSOR Hotel.
GREENWOOD,        -        -        B. C. 3?
Friday, Sept. 1, 1899-
THE GREENWOOD  MINER.
MEETING  OF   ALDERMEN.
City Threatened With Salt on Account of
Grade���Ho Business of Importance Transacted  Hew City Buildings.
Aldermen Galloway and Cameron
were absent from the council board
Monday night.
Messrs. Hallett & Shaw wrote that
they had been instructed by Messrs.
Rendell & Co. to call attention to the
fact that the street work at the corner
of Greenwood and Copper streets is
greatly damaging their property, and
that their building was placed on grade
under the instructions of the city engineer in office during its construction. If
the street and sidewalk are not replaced
at once they were instructed to commence an action against the city for
damages.
John A Coulson asked permission to
use a corner of Deadwood and Copper
streets during the erection of a block for
W. S. Fletcher.
Messrs. Pringle & Whiteside wrote
for Messrs. Rolt & Grogan, asking consideration in connection with taxes,
which were regarded as exorbitant.
The chief of the Fire Department reported a list of available apparatus,
which he found upon assuming office.
He also reported having condemned
eight buildings for having stovepipes
projecting through the roof, and ordered
the building of chimneys.
Accounts to the amount of $197.15
were ordered paid.
A number of persons petitioned to
have Gold street stumped and graded
to the southerly limit of the city.
The Yale Lumber Co. submitted a
tender for supplying the city with lumber for sidewalks @ $17.50 per M, 2x6
and 2x8.
The committee appointed to purchase
supplies for the Fire Department reported a list of equipments obtained,
amounting to $2,020.   Report adopted.
A.plan for the new city building was
submitted, and after some consideration, it. was decided to call for plans
from architects, the plan accepted to be
paid, for? A building committee of
Messrs*.Beath, Fisher and Sutherland
was appointed by the Mayor in this connection...
Incidentally the question of the grade
on Copper street came up. Mayor
Hardy said the grade had not been altered. The city engineer was now working on Engineer Shaw's grade. He was
not at all nervous about the threatened
actions. .
It was decided to call for tenders for
the grading ot several of the short cross
streets,..
Re a team..of, horses for the fire department,, Aid. Beath had a good team
in view which if the city did not want
he would buy. for himself. The Mayor
did not see the use of buying a team until there was a hose wagon, and a stable
to keep them in. They would only be a
bill of expense in the meantime.
It was proposed to pass a resolution
preventing , contractors from strewing
earth all along the street in carting
away excavation material. It was
thought fi. resolution would hardly be
sufficient and a by-law will be resorted
to. 	
Telegraph to.Greenwood.
"Within 30 days we will have our telegraph line,constructed into Greenwood
and within 70 days will have telegraph
connections completed with all the
towns of the Boundary country," Baid
Austin Corbin, manager of the Spokane
Falls & Northern Telegraph Company.
Mr. Corbin returned last evening from
atrip to the north, where he decided
upon the route of the extensions that
are to be made from the present line of
his telegraph company.
Work has already commenced on
these extensions and the construction
will be pushed forward rapidly. A crew
of 20 men will be employed in the work
and if all goes well the circuit through
the Boundary country will be completed in but little more than two months.
At the present time the Spokane Falls
& Northern Telegraph Company has a
branch line running to Republic from
its main line. This goes from a point
about four miles north of Marcus and is
called the "state line."
The construction of the new line has
been commenced from Republic. From
that town tbe route chosen goes directly
to Curlew. From Curlew the new line
will go across the line to Midway and
continue from that place to Greenwood.
The circuit from Curlew also goes to
Nelson, and from that point across the
boundary line to Grand Forks. Cascade is tbe next town on the route and
then the line will swing back to Marcus.
This is the route that will be followed
by the construction crew. Within a
month the line will have been built from
Republic to Curlew, Midway and Greenwood, giving Spokane telegraph connections with those busy mining towns. In
five or six weeks more it is expected
that the construction of the line from
Curlew to Nelson, Grand Forks, Cascade and Marcus will have been completed.
"As soon as the circuit is completed
from Marcus to Republic by way of the
northern mining camps, the old state
line running from Marcus and Republic
will be taken down. Double wires will
be put up between Curlew and Greenwood, making a loop over the 23 miles
between those two towns. This is considered better than to have a single
branch line, as the loop will include all
the towns on one circuit. The extent of
the new telegraph line to be constructed
is nearly 100 miles. The right of building in British Columbia is held by a
charter given by the Canadian government to the Yale-Kootenay Telegraph
Company. This latter company is practically the same as the Spokane Falls &
Northern Telegraph Company.
When asked if the line would be ex-
extended beyond the points included in
the present route, Mr. Corbin replied:
"We are in that country for all the
business, and will go to any town in the
Boundary country that will justify us in
making the extension."
The Spokane Falls & Northern telegraph line was constructed at the time
the railroad was built to the north, the
work having been commenced in 1889.
It was not sold to President Hill of the
Great Northern at the time the railroad
deal was made, and is now owned and
operated by D. C. Corbin. Its messages
at this end of the line are received at the
Western Union telegraph office. The
principal terminals to the north are Republic, Rossland and Nelson. There is
telephone communication now with the
towns in the Boundary country, but
this is the first telegraph line to be put
in there.   	
He Likes Camp McKinney.
John McDermid, Hamilton, reporting
on some properties in Camp McKinney,
concludes:
"I have been engaged for twenty-five
years in mining operations, chiefly in
the Western States and old Mexico, and
I consider Camp McKinney better than
any camp I have ever been in without
exception. Of course, they have not
really begun to mine there yet, but
when they do, the results, if I am not
greatly mistaken, will be something
marvelous. I have never seen any better showings in any of the western
states for the amount of work done."
S HELLO BOYS! ^
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OFFICE OF GREENWOOD CITY TRANSFER COMPANY,
GREEWWOOD.   B.   C.
An Ounce of Fact is Worth
A    1 On  OI  F ICtlOn*   HERE ARE FACTS THAT THE
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have to offer you. Read���Mark���Learn, and inwardly digest. That
we carry a full line of clothing, boots and shoes. Heavy shoes from
$2.00 pr. Underclothing from $1.50 suit; pants from $2 pair, etc. v Our
Leader overalls, riveted, $1.00 pr.   THIS WILL INTEREST YOU:���
Our Rock Creek and Rendell (west fork)
Stores carry a full line prospectors boots, shoes, clothing, hats, caps,
groceries, hardware, picks, shovels, powder, steel, etc., etc.   Just call at
White Front Store Government Street, Kn��e!tothe
FOR  FURTHER PARTICULARS.
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Sewing Machines, Looks, Guns Repaired,  Keys Fitted.
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Real Estate
Mines  and Mining.
THE MART
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GREENWOOD, B. C.
Chesaw Trading Co,.
Dealers ia
GENERAL     MD8E,     GROCERIES,
FURNISHING GOODS, HEAVY and
SHELF HARDWARE.
PROSPECTORS and MIRERS
SUPPLIES A SPECIALTY.
CHESAW, WA8H.
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Seasonable groceries at Law & Co.'s. *
Cabin   for   rent.     Apply  at  Miner
office. *
First shipment of J. A. T. Bell's boots
and shoes ]ust arrived at Law & Co's.  *
Hall, Rice $ U,
Mining, Stock and
KCal  CSiatC   Exchange.
Temporary Offices S&SSKKSfc
Have for sale several
snaps; among others
the following:
A alee comfortable cot- tf�� 4 1f\f\
tare, 50-foot, comer lot on J) I . jlltl
Greenwood street t 'f*wv
Also a 50-foot lot on Kl- <t�� 4 4 r\r\
rtr street, best locality, oa east J) \   J, \J\J
side %  t     "
Also 3 corner lots oa Government    j| 7QQ
Fine Building Site
ON
Long Lake St
Also other properties.  Get particulars
at office.
WANTED:
Copper Claims.
Lithographed plan of Greenwood in
colours.  Price 50c.  Mailed free THE  GREENWOOD  MINER.
Friday, Sept. 1,  1899.
Mill is Doing Good Work.
A. S. Edgecomb, manager of the
Okanogan Free Gold Mines, writes to
the officers in this city that the 10-stamp
mill, which was started about two weeks
since, is operating in a highly satisfactory manner. The free gold adheres
readily to the plates, and with each
days operation, little improvements are
being made which will bring the average of gold caught on the plates higher
than at present. The concentrates run
from $60 to $100 to the ton. This is a
complete refutation of the claim made
some time since that the ore would not
concentrate. The tailings have been assayed from time to time, and it is found
that so far only $1.20 per ton is found
in them.���Rossland Miner.
A High Assay.
It is everywhere true that far-off fields
appear to be the greenest. We are very
apt to look to West Fork or North Fork,
or to Similkameen for phenomenal assays rather than at home. The Miner
was shown an asBay this week of ore
taken from the Dynamo claim about a
quarter of a mile above the town and
west of Twin creek, which showed
$588.88 in values���$532.98 in gold; $38 40
in silver; and $18.50 in copper and a
trace in lead. The property belongs to
A. A. Portman and Chas. Herring, who
purchased it last fall. The vein from
which the sample wp.h taken at a depth
of sixteen feet, is about 2% itct wide.
Canadian Mining Institute.
The fall meeting of the Canadian Mining Institute will be held at Nelson, B.
C., on Thursday evening, Sept. 12.
Among thoae who will contribute papers
are: Howard West, A. R. S. M., New
Denver; W*. Pellew Harvey, F. C. S.,
Vancouver; S. S. Fowler, E. M., and R.
R. Hedley, Nelson, and Wm. Blakemore,
M. E., Fernie. A meeting will also be
held at Rossland, when a number of papers relating to the geology and mining
practice of that district will be presented. The Boundary district will subsequently be visited. Preparations will
undoubtedly be made by the local
Boards of Trade to entertain them.
Marcus Daly in the Similkameen.
It is reported that Marcus Daly has
become heavily interested in tbe Similkameen country, purchasing some large
properties on Copper Mountain���the
Vancouver World says, all of Copper
Mountain. Daly sold out recently for
the small sum of $19,000,000 in Anaconda, and has naturally some money to
invest. J. F. Bledsoe, superintendent
of the Fairview corporation, in Vancouver the other day, confirmed the report,
andsays that two of Daly's expertB have
acquired some of the most promising
properties in that country, and intends
carrying out a large scheme of development. ���
 T*	
Straws that Indicate.
That the C. P. R. and the Great Northern intend to work in harmony is evidenced by the projected joining of the
tracks of the two systems in this city.
For convenience in reciprocal traffic, it
has been decided between the officials
that the roads shall be connected, and
the necessary track will be laid by the
C. P. R. within a week or two.���Rossland Miner.
Hew Companies.
In the official Gazette of last week notice of the incorporation of the following
new companies is given: The Kitty W.
Gold Mining Company, of Grand Forks,
capital, $100,000; B. C. Sugar Refinery,
Vancouver, capital, $2,000,000; The A.
H. Sperry Company, Ltd., Greenwood,
capital, $50,000; The Josie Copper Company, Grand Forks, capital, $100,000.
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We are prepared to welcome guests and provide best accommodations.
HEADQUARTERS FOR MINING MEN.
The    Best of Wines,   Liquors   and   Cigars.    The most comfortable
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CHOICE DRIVING TEAMS,
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Distance Cuts no Ice.
We Never Fail to Get There.
Robbins Bros., Prop's,,    .
Greenwood, B. C.
Ottawa HoUSe.   H. D. Tompkins, Prop.
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New Rooms; well Heated; First-class
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HEAVY WAGON SCALES IN CONNECTION WITH OUR
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Silver Street.    <��     <��     Greenwood. B. C
THE   BEST   BEER   IN   TOWN   IS   MADE   BY   THE
Elkhorn Brewery,
HARTINGER   &  PORTMANN,  Props.
ASK   FOR
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HOME
INDUSTRY.
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The Elkhorn Lager Beer contains
only pure Malt and
Hops.   Try it!
It Is kept on
Draught or in Bottles by all the Leading Hotels in this
District. ->
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Friday, Sept.. L, 1899-
THE GREENWOOD  MINER.
SURVEYING   THE   SITE.
Work Already Commenced-What is Proposed
to be Done.
Now that the smelter question, so far
as location is concerned, is practically
settled, it will be interesting to know
that work has already been begun and
that Paul Johnson and his staff of assistants donned their working clothes
on Monday morning. They are losing
no time. As the superintendent said on
Saturday night, he wae a man of action
rather than words. The work of surveying the proposed site, which was begun on Monday morning, is actively
under way. That is the best proof of
the intentions of the B. C. Copper Co.
that can be given.
The Miner had a talk with Mr. Johnson on the subject of site, and in a general way what is proposed. He says the
site being surveyed is to the right of
Copper creek, adjoining the Mother
Lode spur. It has an elevation of about
100 feet, and will include between 60 and
7U acres of ground, with first-class
dump. The stack when built will be 60
high above Greenwood and Anaconda
that these towns will be entirely free
from smoke, the prevailing winds carrying the fumes on to the mountain sides
above. These arrangements will, if
nothing untoward and unexpected occurs, be carried out fully.
It is the intention to commence clearing and excavating, and for this purpose a considerable force of men will be
required. As soon, as the railway is in
to Greenwood, the smelting plant will
arrive and the work of construction begun. It will be a month or six weeks
before the plans are fully completed,
as they involve a plan of construction
that will enable the plant to be enlarged
to a capacity of 1,000 tons a day, or
more, if necessary. Such a plan requires careful consideration, or, as Paul
Johnson puts it, "some thinking out."
When completed and in operation a
force of over, 100 men will be employed
in connection with the 250-ton furnace,
which is intended to be blown in at
first. The employes with their families
will all live in Greenwood and Anaconda, and it means that a great deal of
money will, be expended in the two
places, in addition to the subsidiary industries and businesses that will be undertaken as a consequence, and the increased population. "I am as anxious
as anyone to see it a great success, apart
from my position as a smelter man," remarked Mr. Johnson; "I am now a citizen of Greenwood, and want to see it
go ahead,"
an examination for them. They are going to develop 200 h. p. at low water
power for the present, which will be
ample for lighting purposes. It is the
intention, however to construct a plant
capable of producing 600 horse power at
low water for general power and light
purposes. Tenders are now being called
for the necessary machinery, and a gang
of men have been put on clearing right
of way, making pipe line, etc. It is not
the intention, as formerly announced,
to put in a steam plant for generating
purposes, but to provide the necessary
security and obtain the 60 days' extension of the franchise.
Some Mlnlne Articles.
Frank Smith of the Toronto World,
who came west with the Canadian Press
Association, is remaining behind and is
now in the Boundary country. He will
write a series of articles for the World
embracing the whole of the country from
Revelstoke south, and from Penticton to
Fernie, cast and west. Ke will also
visit Republic.
Lion
Bottling
Works.
JAS. M'CREATH, Prop.
All Kinds Aerated  Water.    Wines   a
Specialty.
SOLE   AGENTS   FOR
LION BREWING CO.,
Rossland, B. C.
The Largest Brewery in the Province.
Families Suppled at their Residence.
W. 8. Keith, M. E.
F. F. Ketchum,
eith &
etchum,
. ���  Townsites of this District.
The Cascade Record makes an attempt to enumerate all the townsites in
the district through which the Columbia & Western runs and west of it; although it fails to include them all, it has
done very well, considering the numbers. They are in order as you come
along: Robson, Brooklyn, Melville,
Gladstone, English Point, Christina
City, Minton, Moodyville, Cascade, Russell, Grand Forks, Columbia, Volcanic
City, Niagara,. Eholt, Summit City,
Phoenix, Hartford, New York, Boundary City, Greenwood, Anaconda, Boundary Falls, Midway, Nelson, Carson, Rock
Creek, McKinney, Fairview, Keremeos,
and no less than three in the West Fork
country. In the country west of us,
however, the industry is only beginning.
Bonndary Palis Water Power.
Messrs. Campbell and McGregor, the
owners of the Boundary Falls water
power, have received the report of Mr.
Riblet, the hydraulic engineer who made
Mining,
REAL ESTATE   and
Insurance Brokers.
Lots in all Parts of the City.
Mining Stocks
In Greenwood & Camp McKinney
A Specialty.
Mining  Properties  Examined   and   Reported  on.
GREENWOOD,   B.   C.
J.   RUSSELL.
T.   HARDY.
Russell Hardware Co.,
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Silver and plated wares, Lamp goods, Stoves of
all kinds; all stock sizes of glass windows and
doors; Belting and Packing of all kinds.
BRASS GOODS A SPECIALTY.
Lubricating and Illuminating oils, guns, rifles
and Ammunition; Iron all sizes and shapes; all
kinds of drill and tool steel; black and gal., pipe
up to 3 in.   All kinds pipe fittings up to 6 in.
Agts. for CANTON STEEU.
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Pedlar, Steel and Metal Roofing and Shingles.
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Grand Midsummer
Now On.
Every Article Reduced
AT
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BARRETT        -        - BLOCK.
Copper Street.
Why Be In Darkness? I
hen Kemp & Holmes can clean your windows, offices and stores; carpets sewn, cleaned,
and laid.
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We are the Largest Dealers in
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And take a back seat to no other firm
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COPPER STREET, GREENWOOD. THE  GREENWOOD   MINER.
Friday, Sept. 1, 1899.
The Smelter Will be Located in Greenwood.
(Continued from First page.)
and down again, cannot smelt as cheaply us we can. To Greenwood it is all
down hill. You have Bimply to put on
brakes, and the ore hauls itself. (Loud
cheering.) You have the position, and
they cannot get away from you. You
can just make up your minds that this
will be a great mining: centre���no greater in America.
"I have told you you will bave a smelter. That is sure. It will be between
Greenwood and Anaconda, and will be
going full blast next summer. I want to
say this before I sit down: Dig up your
ore, bring all the ore you can get to the
smelter, and we will smelt it for you.
We will do it cheaply, and we will do it
square. I thank you gentlemen for
you great kindness to me." (The members of the assembly here rose en masse,
cheered and sang "He's a Jolly Good
Fellow," until they were hoarse. 1
Frederic Keffer, superintendent of the
Mother Lode Mine, was then enthusias-
cically called upon. He heartily endorsed what Mr. Johnson had said.
Greenwood was certainly destined to be
a large mining centre. It was a natural centre, and any smelter erected in the
Boundary country to treat ores advan-
tagesuBly, should be in Greenwood or its
vicinity. As announced by their guest,
if nothing wmt wrong they would have
a smelter in a very short time.
(Cheers.)
After Mr. Keffer had sat down, J. H.
Macfarlane, and Duncan Mcintosh were
called on and spoke at some length.
Thos. Miller proposed "Municipal Institutions," which was replied to by
Mayor Hardy. Duncan Ross gave the
sentiment of "Our Mines"���F. Keffer,
J. H. Macfarlane, A. Mcintosh, James
Kerr, and Aid. Cameron. Mayor
Hardy then proposed "Our Banking and
Commercial Institutions," coupled with
the names of J. W. Smith, manager of
the Bank of B. N. A., D. A. Cameron,
Bank of Commerce, F. J. Finucane,
Bank of Montreal; and A. Rendell, A.
H. Sperry, A. T. Kendrick, and T.
Gully. Mr. Smith gave the "Learned
Professions," responded to by I. H.
Hallett; and then "The Press," "The
Ladies," "Our Host," and "Auld Lang
Syne," brought the proceedings to a
close.
CAMP   McKINNEY.
School has reopened with Miss Ray,
of Kelowna, in charge. The attendance
is encouraging, and the difficulty of getting pupils enough to keep up the required average, owing to the fact that
the miners who formed the greater part
of the population were mostly single
men, bids fair to soon be a difficulty no
longer, for men of families are beginning
to come this way.
The old-timers claim that we have
just passed through the wettest and
coldest August known in the camp since
its discovery in 1887. Owing to the coldness and lack of sunshine the crops on
the mountains to the south of us, around
Sidley, are three weeks later in ripening
than ever before.
The first instalment of mill machinery for the Waterloo mine arrived in
camp last Friday. The teamsters have
gone back to bring the balance of it and
are expected herein a few days. This
mill although second hand is as good as
new, having only run a few days, and
was bought by Thos. Graham at Squaw
creek in Washington at a great bargain.
There are only five stamps but ample
power to run ten, and in excavating the
foundation provision has been made for
installing five more in the near future.
The new compressors of the Cariboo
and the Minnehaha are expected to be
in operation in a few days. There has
been some delay in getting necessary fittings in each case.
The Fontenoy started a Burleigh drill
to work this week.
An organizer of the Miners' Union
was in camp last week and organized a
local union with a good membership.
It is rumored that.W. Edwards and
partners have sold the North Star for
$7,500. The report lacks confirmation
but is very probable.
The contractors on the Sailor shaft are
nearing the 70 foot mark.
Jas. Mathers, who has the contract of
sinking 100 feet on the Kamloops, had
a narrow escape on Saturday. After
lighting the fuses he was not clear of the
shaft when the first shot went off. One
piece of rock shot away a part of his
boot and injured his leg, but he was able
to get around shortly after. Several
other pieces came dangerously near,
some of them going through the brim of
his hat.
A very enjoyable entertainment was
held in the schoolhouse on Friday evening 25th ult. It was gotten up by the
ladies of the camp to provide funds for
establishing and maintaining a reading
room. There was a very good turnout
and an excellent program had been provided, consisting of quartettes by Mrs.
Gordon, Mrs. Kean and Mr. and Mrs.
McMillan; recitations by Mrs. Flood
and Messrs. Steele and Cosens; a solo
by Mrs. Gordon and a debate which
formed an amusing and instructive part
of the evening's entertainment. This
debate had for its subject "Resolved,
that Wild-catting is Injurious to the
Camp." The affirmative was taken by
Mr. H. Nicholson and the negative by
Mr. McMillan. The speech of the former consisted" of good-natured burlesque
of the methods of the wild-catter, and
the latter although assuming what
might seem a very difficult task���the
defense of wild-catting���took a strong
position by disowning the exploitation
of any property in which the locator had
perjured himself as to the finding of
"mineral in place." From this vantage
ground he proceeded to pile up an overwhelming array of arguments in support
of the enterprise which hud turned so
many so-called wild-cats into dividend-
paying mines. A committee of three,
consisting of Mrs. Flood and Messrs.
Betles and Bash had been appointed by
the chairman, Major Megraw, to sum up
and decide, and they gave the decision
to the negative.
Sunday. There will be three services���
in the morning, afternoon and evening.
Revs. J. A. Wood, of Kaslo, Mr. Stewart of Eholt and R. W. Trotter will assist Mr. Balderston.
Labor Day.
Princeton is to have a Labor Day celebration on Septembber 14th and 15th.
There are $500 offered in prizes
and in the language of the posters, "two
days of splendid sport at the metropolis
of the Similkameen valley."
The First Step.
In the last issue of the B. C. Gazette
appears the appointment of W. G. Mc-
Mynn, of Midway, as Registrar of the
County Court of Yale, to be holden at
Greenwood. We trust that it is the
first step towards the establishment of a
Registry of the Supreme Court.    '
Copper Creek Property Bonded.
W. S. Keith left for the Copper creek
tributary of the main Kettle River on
Tuesday, to look after the development
of the property his firm bonded there,
reference to which was made in a previous issue. Before leaving he rebond-
ed it to Messrs. W. A. Campbell and J
McGregor for $60,000. They have deposited money to fulfill the terms of a
working bond.
Eholt on the Market.
According to the advertisement
in the Mines, the townsite of Eholt was
thrown open to purchasers on Tuesday.
The sale was very successful, about all
the lots on both side of the main street
having been taken. Some half dozen
business buildings are going up, and a
number of residences. Applications
have been made for four or five hotel
licenses.   Property is moving freely.
The Contract Let.
Messrs. Oliver & Bunting have been
notified by the Government that their
tender for the new school building has
been accepted, and they have been instructed to proceed with the work at
once. In fact, work has already been
begun.
Hew Methodist Church.
As  announced  last   week, tlie   new
Methodist  church will be   opened on
Presentiments of a Government Organ.
If Messrs. Martin, Higgins aud Hel-
gesen go over to the other side there is
no chance for the Ministers escaping defeat. These gentlemen have not as yet
taken the public into their confidence
so far as to say what they intended to
do when they encompassed the defeat of
the Government. It can hardly be sifp-
posed that they would help in restoring
the old regime, and in any case the
friends of the old regime confess that its
restoration is impossible. What is to
come out of this political revolution of
ours? The Province must frankly confess that that it does not know, further
than that a new election is probable,
but what a new election will do it would
be rash to foretell.���The Province.
LOCAL  JOTTINGS.
J. E. DanielB, deputy collector of customs at Northport, has been authorized
by the United States treasury department "to receive free of duty all ores
from British Columbia which are consigned to the Spokane Industrial Exposition mineral department, provided
they are shipped in quantities of no
commercial value. All shipments
should be addressed to H. Bolster,
Manager of Spokane Industrial Exposition, Mining Department.
A friend has been kind enough to
hand in at this office a copy of the Dawson Daily News of 31st July ult. It is
the first issue as a daily, aud announces
that it has introduced the first typesetting machine in the Yukon, and that it
is printed on a Babcock cylinder press,
latest improvements. That is certainly
enterprise to be unlooked for in that
far off country, and it shows what is
possible nowadays under the greatest
difficulties.
The parents of R. C. Gordon are anxious to know of his whereabouts. He is
a miner, and left Ophir, California,
two years ago, for it is supposed, this
part of B. C.
Hereafter all city scavenger bills must
be paid to H. Kemp, collector.
Foe Sale���Wheeler & Wilson sewing
machine, cooking stove and utensils.
Enquire at MlNEB office.
An effort will be made to establish a
reading room and small public library
in Greenwood.    This   is a movement
which has the hearty  support of the
Miner.
R. Stuart yesterday purchased from
W. G. McMynn, of Midway, his share
in the Calume-tHecla group adjoining
the Winnipeg, thus acquiring a controlling interest.
Hector McRae, of Rossland, was in
the city this week, and while here made
arrangements to ship about 20,000 lbs.
of Gold Bug ore, taken out of the shaft,
to the Trail smelter. Owing to the rich
character of the vein, the ore is being
sacked as it comes out, and it is anticipated that the values are sufficient to
pay for the cost of development as it
proceeds.
It was thought that owing to the repairs that are being made to the Miller
Block that the Firemen's ball, announced to be held on the evening of
Labor Day, would have to be postponed,
but other and satisfactory arrangements
have been made. The ball will be held
in one of fhe rooms of the new George
Block on the evening of September 4th.
Dr. Schon has moved his office into
the Rendell building.
The Imperial Hotel has changed
hands, the new tenant, D. W. Morgan,
of the Greenwood Clarendon Co., Ltd.,
taking possession last evening. It is the
intention to make elaborate changes in
the building as soon as possible.
G. A. Guess, of Guess Bros..-went -on
Monday as far as Robson in company
with his mother, who is returning east
after several months visit in Greenwood.
W. Martin, Rossland, brother of the
member, was in the city a few days this
week.
Dr. S. G. Gordon has gone to take a
position temporarily on the C. P, R.
medical staff at the tunnel.
Hughie Cameron, of Camp McKinney
paid Greenwood a visit this week.
The post office time table has changed.
The stage goes out to Grand Forks at 2
p. in. instead of in the morning.
Tenders are being asked for the building of the Presbyterian church.
Eber C. Smith, late proprietor of the
Rossland Record, was in town this week.
He has decided on publishing a daily
paper in Grand Forks.
A couple of drunken men were up
before the magistrate this week on a
charge of stealing a brace-and-bit, which
they tried to sell for drinks. They were
given an hour to get out of town and
they took it.
Magistrate Hallet swore in James
Kerr this week as a justice of the pence.
J. W. Nelson, of the Pionee* hotel,
has returned from a protracted visit in
the east. He was for some time in
Woolastin, Dak., his old home, where
Mrs'. Nelson will remain for some time
longer. Mr. Nelson reports prosperity
reigning throughout all the northwest.
The Ore Denoro bus ordered u corn-
compressor plant from the James Cooper Manufacturing Co.
Among the visitors this week are:
Thos. Ingram, Calgary; A. Des Brisay,
A. E. Dickinson, representing R. P.
Rithet & Co., Victoria; E. H. Parker,
Spokane; L. P. Hummer and A.Hanson, Republic; Ii. P. Dixson, Miner,
A. B. Claybon, Olus Jeldness, W. D.
Wright, Rossland; J. A. Schubert,
Penticton; Tudor J. A. Tiedemann,
representing fire insurance, San Francisco ;C.H. Hutchins, Toronto; Frank
Fletcher, C E., C. P. R. Land Agent,
and Thos. Parkinson, Nelson:; John
Love, Winnipeg; J. W. Fulton, Johnstown, Pa.; Geo. 0. Tunstall and Blake
Wilson, Nelson; R. Malcolm, Rossland;
Thos. Graham, Fairview; O. N. Scott,
Listowel, Out.; R. C. Campbell-Johnston, Nelson ; G. Allen, Rossland; John
Fitzgerald Spokane; J. D. Sword, Rossland.

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