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The Greenwood Miner Aug 25, 1899

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Vol. 1, No. 30.
$200 Per Year.
Hoftfc Its First Regular Meeting This Week.
Election of Officers, and Other Business
of Importance Transacted���Banquet
to Paul Johnson Saturday Evening.
The certificate of formation of the
Greenwood Board of Trade arrived in
Greenwood this week, and a meeting for
formal organization and other purposes
was called for Wednesday evening. The
names of the charter members are:
Tnos. Hardy, A. T. Kendrick, H. B.
Munro, J. J. Caulfield, K. N. Rees, J. P.
Flood, D. A. Cameron, T. A. Garland,
F, T. Short, F. F. Ketchum, Geo. R.
Naden, F. J. Finucane, Duncan Ross,
Ralph Smailes, Levi D. Dean, L. S.
Moulton Barrett, M. E. Miller, Geo. F.
Miller, Harry Howson, H. A. King,
Robert Wood, Thos. McDonnell, Arthur
Mowat, W. M. Law, E. T. Wickwire, P.
W. George, W. S. Fletcher, R. E. Gos-
nell, C. M. Shaw, J. Erlich, P. Burns
& Co., R. D. McElmon, D. C. McRae,
W. 0. Robbins, C. Scott Galloway.
The following new members were
present: A. Rendell, A. E. Bielenberg,
James Kerr, Thos. Miller, F. Elkins,
J. A. Coulson, R. T. Evans, Clive Pringle, A. M. Whiteside, R. E. Kerr, and
H. C. Shaw.
The attendance on Wednesday night
was the largest representation of business men of Greenwood that has been
brought together in a business capacity.
It was full of interest, the spirit prevad-
ing the meeting boding well for tbe success of the Board. No time was lost in
getting to business. C. S. Galloway
took tbe chair, and after the secretary
had read the minutes, and given a re-
resume of the work that has been done
since the inauguration of the body,
Duncan Ross reported on his mission to
Rossland as delegate to the conference
of Boards of Trade there, full particulars of which have already been published. His report was well received,
and be was thanked for his services.
Robt. Wood reported for the committee on the road to White's camp, and
the work so far done was sufficient to
justify the following resolution being
passed: flhilt the secretary be instructed to communicate with the Chief of
Commissioner of Lands and Works
with reference to the road to White's
camp, notifying him that the citizens
of Greenwood have agreed to contribute
the sum of f 1,500 as suggested, and that
he take steps immediately to have the
work undertaken."
The election of officers was then proceeded with, as "follows: President, C.
S. Galloway; vice-president, D. A. Cameron, manager of the Bank of Commerce, both by acclamation. Balloting
for the Council of eight in addition to
the officers took place with the following
result: Duncan Ross, F. J. Finucane,
James Kerr, A. T. Kendrick, J. J. Caul-
field, W. M. Law, Mayor Hardy, Ralph
The matter of fees, by-laws, etc,, were
left to to the council to report upon at
the next regular meeting of the Board.
A committee was appointed to meet
Paul Johnson, of smelter fame, for the
purpose of examining sites. It was also
unanimously decided to tender Mr.
Johnson a banquet at the Imperial
Hotel to-morrow evening, and a com-
mitte consisting of Messrs. Finucane,
Ross, Gosnell, Galloway, Rendell, and
the Mayor was appointed to make all
arrangements. The suggestion was enthusiastically applauded.
The president then spoke of a proposal that had been received with reference to the erection of machine shops
and foundry, and after the matter had
been discussed a committee was appointed to wait on the promoters, and confer
with them on the subject.
The meeting then adjourned to meet
at the call of the president
Purchase of Fire Hose and Supplies.
Regarding the purchase of fire hose
and supplies, referred on Monday night
by the council to a special committee,
after a careful consideration of prices
and brands offered in competition it was
decided to place the contract with the
Gutta Percha and Rubber Manufacturing Co., of Toronto, for 1,600 feet of
Paragon cotton, rubber-lined hose, 2%
in., with coupling complete, at 90c. per
foot. They also decided on the purchase,
of a number of other supplies, including play pipes, controlling nozzles, Siamese connection, coupling expander
and other necessary fittings. An order
was also placed for a 700-lb. fire bell for
giving alarms. It may be stated in this
connection that the brand of hose
bought is the same as is used in the cities on the Coast, and by the principal
fire departments of eastern Canada.
The contract was placed with A. G. Mc-
Kenney, tbe British Columbia representative of the above company, who leaves
this morning for Rossland. It may be
further stated that last week Grand
Forks placed an order with him for
1,000 feet of Maltese Cross rubber hose.
The Koll of Visitors.
Among those who have been visitors
during the week in Greenwood, are the
following: Geo. Buscombe, Vancouver,
representing Skinner & Co., wholesale
glassware and crockery; J. F. Whiting,
Berlin; E. R. Redpath, Robson; E. G.
Warren, Camp McKinney; H. N. John-
sou, Chas. Mitchell, Spokane; H. Waters, C P. R., Winnipeg; Col. Topping
and Ross Thompson, Rossland; D. A.
McDonald, New Westminster; F. H.
Oliver, Spokane; W. P. Dickson, Nelson; J. C. Champion and W. Lyons,
Butte, Mont.; Hector McRae, Rossland;
A. G. McKenney, Toronto; W. A. Anderson and S. F. Quinlavin, Cascade;
C.B. Murray, Toronto; J. A. Smith,
Grand Forks; J. Lonsdale Dook, chief
surveyor, C. P. R., Winnipeg; E. G.
Thomas, Cigars and Furniture, Winnipeg; John Cox, Grand Forks; T. P.
Mclntyre, Winnipeg; E. M. Murray,
wholesale crockery, Spokane; W. R.
Ross, barrister, Fort Steele; Alex.
Stewart, barrister, Nelson; G. Mahon,
Jewel mine; S. Wiesheimer, Colville;
B. C. Riblet, hydraulic engineer, Nelson;
John Love, wholesale stationery, etc.,
Winnipeg; A. Mackie, Grand Forks;
A. F. McMillan, Rossland; Con Begg
and Angus Doost, Buffalo Hump; W. F.
McMytton and W. Crowhurst, Spokane ; W. Harvey, Rossland: S. Steev-
ens, Republic; Fred White, Grand
Forks; Thos. Wilson, Lewiston; D.
Thomas, Rossland; Thos. Hanson,
Camp McKinney; W. A. Scott, Denver,
Late Attorney-General in an
Interview Says
He Will Attack Cotton at the Opening of the House���Declares it Impossible for Government to Survive.
Vancouver, Aug. 18.���When ex-Attorney-General Martin was shown the Colonist's editorial today, calling upon Mr.
Cotton to deal with .Martin's charge
against him of falsifying the records of a
council meeting he made the following
"The charge brought by me against
Mr. Cotton was of falsifying the records
of an executive council meeting, at
which the Deadman's Island matter was
discussed. We were nearly all afternoon considering the question, but no
conclusion was arrived at, and the matter was agreed to be laid over for further
"Shortly afterwards Mr. Ludgate took
possession of the island, and Mayor Garden wired to Mr. Cotton, asking him
what the Government intended to do.
Mr. Cotton replied that the Government had decided to have the question
of title determined before they decided
what to do with the island.
"Upon seeing this statement in the
Vancouver papers, I immediately wired
to Mr. Cotton and Mr. Semlin, drawing
their attention to the fact that the Government had decided no such thing.
Afterward I went to Victoria and found
that Mr. Cotton who kept the records of
of the council meetings, had made an
entry in the minutes of what had been
done on May 4, to the same effect as he
had telegraphed to Mayor Garden. I
also found that, during my absence, he
had endeavored to have this record
slipped through and approved by the
council. This was prevented by one
member of the council, who pointed out
that no such decision had been arrived
at by the council. At a full meeting of
the council held after I had returned to
Victoria, this question of falsification of
the records of the council was brought
op, and the entry made by Mr. Cotton
was scored out.
"If I am not telling the truth in regard to this matter, Mr. Cotton can produce the books in which those records
were made and show conclusively that
my story is incorrect. I am sure that
every effort has been made to induce
him to produce this book, but so far
without success. I intend to bring the
matter up next session, but no doubt by
that time the book will be lost, as Mr.
Cotton has it in his own possession.
"When Mr. Cotton found that .his deliberate attempt to impose his own ideas
with regard to Deadman's Island upon
the council was a failure, and having to meet the charge of telegraphing
to Mayor Garden his own ideas with regard to Deadman's Island, as the conclusion of the Government, he -attempted to meet this charge by explaining
that he and Mr. Semlin had taken up
.the matter and decided it on behalf of
tho Government. He claimed that they
had a right to do this, owing to the extreme emergency of the case. As a matter of fact there is no emergency in the
matter. Mayor Garden had no right to
demand from the Government a statement of their policy.
"To show further how absolutely
without foundation the excuse is, at the
time that Mr. Cotton claims that he and
Mr. Semlin decided this, there is an entry in the minutes of council, stating
that the matter had already been decided by the full council. If the council
had decided the question on the 4th of
May in the way that Mr. Cotton had entered it in the minutes, why was it necessary for him or Mr. Semlin to take the
matter up again and decide it?
"I quite symathize with the Colonist
in thinking that it is about time that
Mr. Cotton should make some public
statement with regard to this serious
charge. When he does so, I suppose his
answer will be one that the public can
take some stock in, and not such a statement as he had made with regard to the
late change in the Government. As to
that, he affirms that Mr. Semlin's action in asking for my resignation came
as a complete surprise to him. I have
not yet met a man, whether friendly or
unfriendly to Mr. Cotton, who would
say that he believed this statement."
It is understood that W. J. Lee, late
of the Greenwood Miner, and Mrs. Lee
have gone to Honolulu to reside in future.
Wm. St. Quintin, of Greenwood, has
returned from the Chesaw district where
he had been looking over property.
A. Dobell, son of the Hon. Mr. Dobell,
member of the federal cabinet without
portfolio, was in the city several days of
last week, and left Saturday on his return trip east. Mr. Dobell is a law student in Montreal, and it is quite possible
that he will come to B. C. as soon as he
is through his course. He is very much
impressed with this country. His father has mining interests in the Boundary.
A. N. Strickland, accountant of the
Greenwood branch of the Bank of Montreal, has gone east and will spend his
vacation at his home in Peterboro, Ont.
Dr. Douglas, son of Wm. Douglas, Q.
C, of Chatham, Ont., who has been visiting in the city and who left on Tuesday for the east again, is in the city,
having come here from the Yukon. Dr.
Douglas purposes settling in the Boundary and taking up practice as soon as he
can take his professional examination
before the medical association.
A  Steam Laundry.
Efforts are being made to supply a
long felt want in Greenwood in the way
of a steam laundry. W. L. Leonard has
the matter in hand, and is stocking a
company for the purpose, the greater
part of the capital for which has already
been subscribed. The capital is placed
at $5,000, in 10,000 shares of 50c. each.
The fact that there is no steam laundry
nearer than Gsand Forks, and that there
is a wide extent of territory to be covered, ought to ensure its success under
good management. About ten persons
will be employed. The machinery will
be supplied by the Troy Laundry Machinery Co. Chicago, 111. THE   GREENWOOD  MINER.
Friday, Aug, 25,1899.
The new town of Poenix is growing
apace. Two months ago Phoenix was a
geographical expression with a postoffice.
To-day it is a tripartite aggregation
of business and building activity, with
ambitions to become a city. It has the
men, it has the mines, and it has the
money, too. Its growth is quite remarkable. There are three divisions to
it. The first is Mr. Rumburger's site,
upon which a large number of buildings
are already located. The second is
owned by the Knob Hill people, and it
has a number of residences erected by
the mining company, and several business places and a hotel, without a license. The third is situated on the
New York claim, and has been already
registered as a townsite, though the last
in the field.
Houses, hotels, business blocks are
going up everywhere, both log and
frame. The mill near Phoenix is kept
busy beyond its ability to supply the
demand. All along the gulch in among
the trees shacks without number are
springing up. There are applications
for six more hotel licenses and as many
buildings are going up to sell when the
licenses are granted. Eight business
houses in Greenwood are preparing to
establish branches there.
Wynkoop and Stephens and the Russell Hardware company have been amalgamated and are being incorporated as a
joint Btock company, and will erect a
large building on the Knob Hill property. Near them will be the Hunter-
Kendrick store for which also a building
is being erected.
On the Rumburger townsite, H. A.
King & Co., cigars, etc., Miller Bros,
jewellry, drugs, etc., and E. Weeks, hotel, all of Greenwood, are erecting suitable buildings, and will open up as soon
as they are completed.
Abbott & Traves are building a large
three-story hotel; Mr. Gordon is going
in gents' furnishings, etc.; N, Binns in
furniture; Chas. Thompson, formerly of
the Gem restaurant, has opened up the
Mint restaurant, and doing well; Burk
and Postie are in the grocery business;
Mr. Walmesly, of Cascade, is also opening up in groceries; Ira Black, of Cascade, is erecting a two-story hotel. The
buildings for these are either completed
or in the course of construction.
On the New York site, Gus Jackson of
Rossland, Geo. Breckenridge, of the
same place, and Mr. Dorsey of Gladstone
are erecting hotels. Theie are other
businesses contemplated, but all tbe
particulars are not available. At the
present rate of growth, which is sudden
and somewhat unexpected, Phoenix will
be a town of importance in a few
Rossland', B. C, Aug. 21.
There is no improvement in the Rossland stock market since preceding reports were made. It is quite truo that
some activity has manifested itself in
outside properties, but this is limited to
a few properties of acknowledged merit,
situated in different portions of the district, east and west. Rossland operators seem to be losing confidence in their
immediate locality, for I find them investing east as far a Bull River and west
to the Okanogan, even going south cf tlie
line, and competing with our Republic
neighbors. Rosslanders appear to be realizing the truth of the adage that to be
a successful mining man one must have
two or three different countries on tho
string. There appears to be an awakening to the fact that mineral is not found
in place everywhere, and that to 2nd it,
one must go away from home. The
mineral domain in this interior is gradually expanding, and the future is likely
to call for a higher and more systematic
intelligence in the pursuit of the mining
business than that which has prevailed
in the past.
Large amounts of money have been
invested in the development of mineral
claims which have so far failed to mater-
alize, and the investor has begun to investigate. That his interests must be
better respected than they have been in
the past seems now to be an inevitable
conclusion, forced by the investor himself, who has determined to have a say,
and to enforce his views more than he
has in the past.
I find that the ore shipments to date
are about 92,000 tons, or within 20,000
tons of the shipments for the whole of
last year. Of course I am referring to
the output of Rossland mines. It is a
satisfaction to know that something is
advancing, though the questisn of values is still for the future to finally determine.
The main shaft of the Le Roi is, I am
informed, down 900 feet, and it is said
that the ore is improving. If this is the
case, and I sincerely hope it is, the returns should be published in the Eng-'
lish press, for when the figures were
showing less than half an ounce gold
values, they were published in the London papers, although the yield was nothing to boast of. If the figures have since
improved, it would be well for the public to know it. Good news is entitled to
The War Eagle shaft is down 750 feet,
and I am creditably informed that the
new hoist is working admirably under
the direction of E. J. Balfour, the engineer in charge. Mr. Balfour is a very
careful and trustworthy man, and a fitting selection. J. B. Hastings, the
chief engineer in charge of the War
Eagle, has now an assistant in the
mines department���E. B. Kirby, late of
Dewar. The rapid increase in the business of the two mines���the War Eagle
and the Center Star, which are under
Mr. Hastings' joint management, has
necessitated a further division of labor.
When the increase of work is taken into
consideration, it is only natural that
some provision should be -made for it.
Mr. Hastings has had his hands full.
His company have.realized this, and
have come to his aid. Both Mr. Hastings and Mr. Kirby are modern, up-to-
date mining engineers, standing high in
their profession. The War Eagle and
the Center Star are, therefore, being
managed by the best skill and experience.
The combined weekly shipments of
the two companies is now equal to that
of the Le Roi, and the output of the latter will soon be exceeded by these two
first shippers, though it must be recollected that their shipments are made to
the smelter at trail separately. The
War Eagle so far this year has shipped
about 30,000 tons, and the Center Star
about 6,000. The Le Roi keeps the lead,
having shipped about 53,000. The weekly shipments now average about 4,700
tons from Rossland mines. This will
soon be advanced to about 5,000 tons,
the increase will be chiefly credited to
the War Eagle. #%
Russell Hardware Co.,
Almost all kinds of Hardware, Glassware, Crock-
eryware, Woodenware, Tinware, Graniteware,
Silver and plated wares, Lamp goods, Stoves of
all kinds; all stock sizes of glass windows and
doors; Belting and Packing of all kinds.
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.
Sherwin & Williams' ^o^l-***���
Pedlar, Steel and Metal Roofing and Shingles.
The B. C. Wholesale Liquor Co. has
opened in business in Greenwood under
the management of R. Greiger,of Thomas & Grieger, late of Rossland. The office is in Pat Welsh's building on Dead-
wood street, and as soon as the railway
is in the company will erect warehouses.
The firm has just been incorporated with
a capital of $30,000; headquarters are at
Grand Mid=
Now On*
Every Article Reduced
W. M. Law & Co's,
BARRETT        -        - BLOCK.
Copper Street. |
Why Be In Darkness?
When Kemp & Holmes can clean your windows, offices and stores; carpets sewn, cleaned,
and laid.
"La Fama" agar.
Made   from a   CLEAR HAVANA FILLER, with a PINE DELHI
H. A. King & Co.,
Friday, Aug, 25,1899.
"Who was the greatest financier ever
known?" "Noah; because he floated
his stock when the world was in liquidation."���New York Press.
A woman at Niagara, Ont., was recently married, it is said, to her sixth
husband. She is 80 years old, and her
husband, an old soldier, is 90. It is
said that all her previous husbands
were soldiers, too.
An Italian statistician, Commendator
Bodio, estimates tbe number of visiting
strangers coming to Italy, at not less
than seventy thousand a year, and their
expenditure at two hundred thousand
dollars a day, an annual income for the
eountry of over sixty millions of dollars.
Beth (whose elder sisters have just returned from abroad, at her devotions)���
"Please let papa and mama live always
���and, God, if you want to be happy
you'll never have Minerva and Martin
die, for they'll make you awfully
ashamed in heaven, comparing things
there with what they saw in Europe."���
A French scientist, who accompanied
an expedition in search of the lost navigator, La Perouse, about 1790, first described a tree which before this time
had been unknown, and which constituted the chief part of the forest around
Botany Bay, Australia. Because the
flower bud has on it a cover like the lid
of a tiny sugar bowl, he called the tree
Eucalyptus, which means well covered.
The following is reported to have been
found on the wall of a deserted cabin in
the heart of Nebraska: "Fore miles
from a naber; sixteen miles from a post
offis; twenty-five miles from a raleroad;
forty one miles from a church; a hundred and aety from timber; half a mile
from water; God bless our home. We've
gone to British Columbia to get a fresh
start." '
Arizona has a woman mail-carrier,
who carries the mail twice a week from
St. Johns to Jimtown, a distance of 52
miles. The road leads through a rocky,
barren and desolate region, traveled by
few white men. Generally the mail carrier is alone, but she is always armed,
and is a crack shot and a good rider.
The mail-carrying contract was given to
her father, but be has become incapacitated through ill-health, and the courageous daughter fills his place.
One of tbe original champions of dress
reform, Miss Susan Fowler, is still living at Vineland, N. J., where she works
her own farm, even to the plowing, although she is 75 years old. She still
wears bloomers, which, as she says, befit her occupation. Miss Fowler has received many offers of marriage in spite
of her unusual dress and opinions, but
she says that she has remained single
because she has not succeeded in meeting her ideal man.
Beecher and Ingersoll were always
great friends. Mr. Beecher had a celestial globe in his study, a present from
some manufacturer. On it was an excellent representation of the constellations and the stars which compose them.
Ingersoll was delighted with the globe.
He examined it closely and turned it
round and round. "It's just what I
wanted," he said; "who made it?"
"Who made it?" repeated Mr. Beecher;
"who  made this globe?   Oh, nobody,
colonel, it just happened!"
C. S. Batterman, one of the best-
known mining men of the Rocky Mountain States, was on the stand as an expert in an important mining case in
Nevada, and was under cross-examination by a rather young and "smart" at-
terney. The question related to the
form that the ore was found in, generally described as kidney lumps. "Now,
Mr. Batterman," said the attorney,
"how long are these lumps���you said
they were oblong���are they as long as
my head?" "Yes," replied Mr. Batterman, "but not as thick." The attorney
subsided, and even the judge could not
help smiling.
One of the results of the decrease in
the supply of furs brought y the Indians from the wilds of Labrador and
North Quebec is the enormous advance
in prices. The rapidly increasing scarcity of the fine Canadian furs is making itself felt in the Old World, and a
dealer at a recent trade sale at Leipsic,
the repreeentatative of a Parisian fur
house, paid $360 for a prime silver fox-
skin from Labrador. This remarkable
increase in values lends importance to
the new project of Mr. Menier of raising black and silver foxes upon his island���Anticosti. He now has at least
fifty families of them in captivity, and
as they are kept in large enclosures,
they are thriving and increasing with
great rapidity, and piomise exceedingly
lucrative returns.
Avoid "Wildcats."
"British Columbia has as bright a future as any Province in the Dominion,"
says Mr. Charles F. Smith of Montreal.
"Capital judiciously invested here will
bring returns that Montreal and Toronto will soon learn to appreciate. Legitimate western enterprises will command
'"Wild Cats' should be avoided as one
or two dishonest schemes would keep
back the country at least ten years. I
am well pleased with the Boundary,
and I have visited several mining properties. Speaking as a layman, do not like
to describe their richness for fear that
people might consider me too optimistic. I would strongly advise wholesale
business men who have business relations in the Province to come out on a
trip, as by studying the wants of the
people they can readily extend their
business. As a Montreal business man
I am glad to see the prosperity now enjoyed by British Columbia. This state
of affairs will react on Montreal and
other eastern Canadian cities to the
mutual advantage of all."���Toronto
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.  *
All Kinds Aerated Water.    Wines   a
Rossland, B. C.
The Largest Brewery in the Province.
Families Suppled at their Residence.
Barristers & Solicitors,
Notaries Public Etc.
Barrett block, Copper Street, Greenwood, B. C.
Solicitor,  etc.
Greenwood. B. C.
Greenwood, B. C.
J. 8. M. Morrison, L. L. B., J. R. Brown,
Alfred Hall, L. L. .B
Hall, Brown & Horrison,
GREENWOOD, B. C.     '
A.   E.  Ashcroft, Representative.
Assayer and Chemist.
h'gill graduate  in
mining engineering.
Barristers, Solicitors,   cable Address
& Notaries Public. >      "hallbt."
Codes:     Bedford McNeill's, Broom-
halls, Moreing & Neal's, Leiber's.
Barrister,  Etc., Rossland.
Postoffice Building    -   -    -    Telephone 47.
Fairvlew, B. C
ASSESSMENT WORK ATTENDED TO.       -       -       -       -      -
Insurance and
Notary Public.
R* F* Coates & Co*,
General Contractors
and Builders.
Dank of Co
Head Office, T0R0HT0.
Established 1867.
PAID-UP CAPITAL, $6,000,000.
[Six Million Dollars.]
rest $1,000,000
President Hon. Geo. A. Cox.
General Manager B. E. Walker.
Ass't. Gen'l. Manager... J. H. Pltjmher.
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
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.
Capital, all paid up, $12,000,000.
Keit. $6,000,000.
Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal.
Hon. George A. Drcmmond.
General Manager E. 8. CLOtJSTon
Branches in London, Eng., New
York, Chicago,
And in the principal cities in Canada.
Buy and sell Sterling Exchange and
Cable Transfers; Grant Commercial and
Travelers' Credits, available in any part
of the world.
Drafts   issued,   Collections made, etc.
F. J. nmrCAHE, Manager.
British North America.
Established in  1836.    Incorporated by Royal
PAID-UP    CAPITAL $4,866,666
RESERVE   FU1CD $1,460,000
3 Clement's Lane, Lombard St., E. C.
J. H. Brodta, John James Cuter, Ga?pard Far-
rer, Rlcha:d H. Gl<~n, Henry L. R. Farrer, Ed.
Arthur Hoare, H. J. B. Kendall, J. J. Kings-
ford, 2 red Lubbock, Geo. D. Whatman.
A. G. WALLIS, secretary.
Head Office in Canada: St. James St. Montreal.   H. Stikeman, Gen. Mgr., J. Elmsley, Insp
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Friday, Aug, 25, 1899.
Published Every Friday at Greenwood, B. C.
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The Miner is on sale at the following places:
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Entered at the Greenwood, B. C, post office
as second class mail, matter.
Friday, Aug. 25, 1899.
It would appear as altogether likely
that the C. P. is to be paralleled across
the Canadian continent. AveryJarge
amount aggregating over $6,000,000, was
voted for subsidies at the session of Parliament just concluded, and the greater
part of them is intended for lines that
form links in the new system, in which
Mackenzie & Mann are the leading factors. In fact, the combination of which
they figure most largely, along with
Messrs. Cox and Jaffray, is the most
powerful in the Dominion to-day outside
of the C. P. R. Co., and politically is
perhaps not less important. The new
system referred to is proposed to extend
from Quebec to Fort Simpson. It includes the Great Northern from Quebec,
which will be extended to meet the Canada Atlantic. From Depot Harbor, on
Georgian Bay, the "water stretches" of
the Great Lakes will be utilized to reach
Fort William, from whence to Winnipeg the Ontario & Rainy River Railway,
now being built, will be used. Then
the Northern Pacific to Portage la
Prairie will be met, and then the Canadian Northern as far as Edmonton;
and then a proposed road through the
Yellow Head Pass, the original C. P. R.
route as surveyed, and on to Fort Simpson. We have not yet heard of any
town lots being sold at Fort Simpson on
the strength of it; but as a townsite
was laid out there some years ago, it
will undoubtedly soon take on life again.
Fort Simpson has one of the finest harbors on the Pacific coast, and as tlie distance to China and Japan is hundreds of
miles shorter that way than from Vancouver, the new transcontinental system
has possibilities. It has long been manifest that sooner or later there would be
a second line across Canada to the Pacific ocean, and although it may be some
years yet before it is accomplished, it
will come.   It is already in sight.
Townsiting is not the best thing in
the world for a new, or indeed, any
country, but it is one of the things incident to western life which, though not
desirable, ia very difficult to control so
long as land is in the hands of private
parties; and there is yet no disposition
to adopt Bellamy's theories of government. There is one feature of the laying
out of townsites  so far as the law is
concerned which is very objectionable,
and should be repealed as soon as possible. It is very good in theory, but
works out badly in practice. It is the
right the government possesses to the
first choice of every fourth block of a
townsite. It is wrong in principle, because the Government has no right to
go into townsiting business, any more
than a railway corporation should be allowed to do so; and, moreover, it is a
tacit recognition by the Government
of a business that should not be encouraged. What should be done, however,
by the Government is to take the formation of townsites under its control.
That is, in the first place to prevent undue competition, and protect as far as
possible those who may be induced to
invest; and in the second place to see
that the street allowances are of a proper width, and that reservations are
made for schools, hospitals, recreation
grounds, and other public purposes.
Such things are more important than
that the Government should have a certain number of lots to speculate with,
for that is really whatit means. If some
provision like that had been made in
Greenwood, the citizens would not have
been forced to send their children nearly
a mile away from the centre of the city
to school, simply because there is no
nearer site available.
The Dominion Government has done
a very commendable thing, which
should have been done long ago, and
that is to pass an order in council entitling the settlers within the railway belt
in British Columbia to all the timber
on their homesteads free of dues. The
Provincial Government should follow
suit, at least in the cases where the settlers are bona fide clearing the land. It
is hard enough work in all conscience
for farmers to make a living off their
holdings, without having to pay stump-
age and other dues when they try to
turn the timber on their land to some
use. The anomalous, thing about the
present regulations is that if a farmer
turns to and burns every bit of wood in
sight he can do so with impunity, but if
he cuts it up into cordwood or sawlogs
or ties he is taxed for his industry. In
other words, the government places a
premium on wastefulness.
Last week in reference to the action of
a delegation from Nanaimo which interviewed the Government at Victoria with
a view to re-enacting the legislation prohibiting the employment of Chinese underground, which has been decided ultra
vires, the Miner was misinformed. That
is to say, it was misled by dispatches in
the daily newspapers which stated that
Hon. Dr. McKechnie and Ralph Smith,
M. P. P., were endeavoring to secure
such legislation. It appears, however,
from an editorial in the News-Advertiser that what is proposed is to enforce
regulations imposing an educational test
on underground workers. In other
words, it will be necessary for any underground worker to pass an examination as to his knowledge of signals and
written instructions. The object, of
course is to exclude Chinese and Japanese who can not understand our language, and who would, therefore, be incapacitated. Such regulation is perfectly within the jurisdiction of the
local legislature, and is moreover the
only sensible and proper way to deal
with the subject. It will undoubtedly
exclude a good many more as well as
Chinese and Japanese, but as far as that
is concerned it makes little difference
when it comes to discriminating against
some foreigners, whether they are Chinese or others that might be named.
They are undesirable anyway.    Raise
the standard of the employees and you
raise the standard of the living, and
consequently the rate of wages. There
is nothing particularly new about the
proposal, however. It was suggested to
the Legislature several years ago by the
present inspector of mines when he was
a member of that body, and the mistake the old Government made was
that it did not take the matter up.
Hon. D. W. Higgins has broken clean
away from the present Government at
Victoria. In a letter to the press he
condemns severely the action of the
Premier in passing over the member
for New Westminster and offering the
Attorney-Generalship to Harry Helmcken, Victoria, a leading member of tne
Opposition, something as the Miner remarked last week, almost unheard of in
politics. Mr. Higgins pointed out that
this offer should not have been made
without the consent of the supporters of
the Government, but notwithstanding
that a caucus was held within two days
of the offer being made nothing was
mooted to the caucus of such intention.
Concluding he remarks:
If, Mr. Editor, it was deemed necessary by
the Government to take the sense of its supporters as to the retention of a minister, whose
going or staying involved no surrender or
change or policy how much more necessary did
it become too btain the consent of their support
ers to the admission of a gentleman who is opposed to the Government policy and who (all
honor to him say I) "refused to crook the pregnant hinges 'of the knee," or swallow the glittering bait so temptingly displayed. In any
other British Province the perpetrators of this
act Would be relegated to the position of political scarecrows. It remains to be seen what
punishment awaits them in the near future.
W. 8. Keith, M. E.
F. F. Ketchum,
eith &
Insurance Brokers.
Lots in all Parts of the City.
Mining Stocks
In Greenwood & Camp McKinney
A Specialty.
Mining   Properties   Examined   and    Reported   on.
<C | _CE/"l Cash, balance on easy terms, buys
*P*C7\J one of the best lots for a residence in the city.
d�� -�� Pgffr Cash, balance on terms to suit,
WPPV buys a fine lot on Government
near Deadwood street.
<|�� f^ E("| Cash, balance on terms to suit,
N"-**'^-'buyB a splendid double corner on
Government street, 50x105 feet.
<fci 4nn Cash Duys tne best'unsold
iP-*,TWV^V^ business corner on Government street.
Notice to Advertisers.
All changes of ads must be handed in
to The Miner office by Tuesday noon
for that week's issue; also orders for ex
tra copies of paper.
B. C. Pottery Company, Ltd.,
Sewer Pipe, Chimney Pipe, Eire
Bricks, Pressed Bricks. Plower Pots,
and Fire Proofing Tile.
Dry Goods,
Clothing,        0
Furnishings and
Millinery.        ^
Copper Street,
It would   be well for you to call on
& CO.,
Who have the most
complete stock of
Staple and Fancy
Groceries to be found
in the City.
Opp. International Hot'l
Bread guaranteed free
from adulteration.
DDD A r~\    Pastry of all kinds
KJt<.EU\.Um Bride's cake to order
We have the Only brick oven in Greenwood.
Furnished Rooms*
Friday, Aug, 25,1899.
The Midway Advance in its issue of
the 14th contained an account of the
death of Theodore Kruger, which is copied elsewhere. Kruger was the pioneer
of pioneers so far as thiB district is concerned. He is one of four men who
came into the country over 40 years rgo,
all of whom are well known to the old-
timers. They are "Okanogan Smith,"
Theo.Kruger, Frank Richter, and John
McDonald. The latter two are still living, hale and hearty. A correspon dent
in the Spokesman-Review says that
probably these four men, if a full history of the past 40 years were written of
northern Washington and southern British Columbia, would figure to a larger
extant than all the other present residents.
It will be interesting to know that the
wife of M. Labori, the brilliant counsel
for Dreyfus, who was treacherously shot
in France the other day, is a Canadian.
She is said to be the daughter of Capt.
O'Key, of Kentville, Nova Scotia, whose
family traveled a great deal abroad. It
was while in Paris that she met her
husband. It is also reported that Major
Girouard, son of Mr. Justic Girouard of
the Supreme Court of Quebec, is returning from the Soudan, where he attained a reputation next to the Sirdar
himself. He is a young man only 32
years old. While a soldier bis principal
fame consists in his having built and
managed the Wada Haifa railway
through the desert of the Soudan, and
thus made Kitchener's achievements
possible. Steevens in his book "With
Kitchener to Khartoum," one of the
best known books of its kind, speaks in
the highest praise of Girouard's work.
There have been an unusual number
of deaths of pioneers of this Province
lately. Among those noted last week
were Kruger, of Osoyoos, and J. H.
Todd, of Victoria. Now comes the news
of that of one well known, who was
for a time in the Provincial Legislature
���C. C. Mackenzie, of Nanaimo. He was
born in Fort Garry, and was the son of a
Hudson's Bay Company official. He
was educated in Cambridge, and graduated in Arts there. Coming to this
Province early he took a prominent part
in educational matters. For a time he
was superintendent of educatron. He
was superseded by Dr. Pope, lately resigned, and on account of his dismissal was a very strong opponent of
the old Government. When he came
into the House it was thought he would
take a prominent place in politics, as,
apart from his superior educational attainments, he had a striking resemblance to the late Prime, Minister of
Canada, Sir John A. Macdonald. He,
however, was rather of a retiring nature,
and at the next election did not offer
himself as a candidate. He lived in and
represented Nanaimo district.
Talking of oldtimers, the present immigration agent in Victoria, John Jes-
sop, was once superintendent of education, and was superseded by J. J. Mackenzie, whose death has just been referred to. Curiously enough he too
came from, or rather by way of, Fort
Garry, where he taught school foratime,
and where he was offered 50 acres of
what constitues the present town site of
Winnipeg if he would stay, but refused.
He made the first overland journey to
British Columbia in 1859, coming
through Tobacco Plains and down to
Spokane. He started teaching school in
Victoria under many difficulties and
small   encouragement, but finally be
came superintendent of education, the
first to occupy that position in the Province. Subsequently, he contested Kootenay, which then included the whole of
the present Kootenays, for the local
House, but was unsuccessful.
The members of the Canadian Press
Association, to the number of, 100 including men, women and children, are
now in the Province, and were billed to
leave Vancouver yesterday for the Interior. Last week an invitation was
forwarded from the press and Board of
Trade of Greenwood to the Association,
or as many members as could make it
convenient to visit this place, which it
is possible may be accepted. Included
among the members are some of the
most influential of press representatives
of Canada, and a trip into Boundary
would not only do tbe district good on
account of the attention it would receive, but it would open their eyes to a
country the like of which they will see
in no other part of British Columbia,
rich as are all the parts they are now
A Firemen's Meeting.
There was a well-attended meeting of
members of the fire department on Friday evening, at which a large amount of
unfinished and new business was transacted. Aid. James Sutherland was admitted to membership. The newly
elected president, W. S. Keith, tendered
his resignation, the consideration of
which, however, was laid over. *
A committee was appointed to revise
the by-laws. A committee was appointed to make arrangements for the firemen's ball to be held on Labor Day, the
4th of September, in Barrett's hall.
There was a further election of officers,
as follows: Captain of the hook and
ladder company, J. C. Goupil; lieutenant, F. J. Coates; captain No. 1 hose
company, Fred Wilson; captain No. 2,
D. A. McKenzie.
It was decided to requisition the council for a hose wagon, a team and a driver. It was held that the team could be
made self-supporting in the way of cleaning the streets, and the wagon will be
provided privately; so that it is claimed
the new arrangement will not be more
expensive than at present. It was also
decided to recommend the purchase of
one dozen spanners and belts. Mr.
Erlich, the new secretary, was duly in-
installed in office.
Miners' Hotel,
James Martin Respecting Joseph Martin.
James Martin, M. P. P., Rossland,
upon his returning from Victoria was
interviewed by the Rossland Miner to
the following effect:
"While I was at the coast I attended
the caucus of the supporters of the Government. Mr. Martin, the attorney-
general, tendered his resignation in consequence of friction that existed between
him and Premier Semlin. Mr. Martin
thought it better to do this than to continue the trouble when the consequences
would have perhaps have been greater
than they are. Those members of the
Opposition who are calculating that Mr.
Martin will go in with the Turner adherents for the purpose of fighting the
Government, are very much mistaken
as such a course is the farthest from Mr.
Martin's intention. It is his intention
to occupy an independent position. Both
the supporters of the Government and
some of the members of the Opposition
recognize the ability and honesty of Mr.
Martin. The fact that he has resigned
from the position of attorney-general
does not alter the opinion which the
members of the Government have of
him. They still have great confidence
in his ability and integrity. I think
that there is no doubt whatever that the
Government will go right on and that
Henderson will be elected, it seems to
them and to me, a foregone conclusion."
A Finely Equipped Bar,
Board by Day or Week.
Best of Cusine Service. Rooms
neat   and   Well   Furnished.
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
Copper St., Greenwood, B. C.
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 $3,750. THE
BEST INVESTMENT in Republic Camp today is the ADMIRAL
four claims, located west of the Republic propertfes. We 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       |-|        rVICHOI    J*k     MDTIHG BROKER, BUTTF, M0HTAMA., U. S. A.
v X ���    ""���    A^11^^1 ���WJMiPj! No. 1, West Broadway.   P. O. Box 453.
S   <&  P* Burns & Co*  at   <&
Fresh or Cured Meats,
Fish or Poultry*
/"���j* \ | Cascade, Grand Forks, Green-
* f wood, Midway, Camp McKinney.
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. =28��*=��f
W. E. MEDILL, Mgr.
Cunliffe & Ablett,
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 In stock.
1���25-H. P., horizontal engine, 9x12; 1���85-H. P..
Locomotive type, boiler and skids complete,'
1���No. 8 Little Giant drill, hose column arms and bars complete; 1���5-foot Pelton wheel, with
600 feet special welded pipe from 16 ins. to 8 ins.; 1 rip-saw with iron table.
Rossland, ���&j���^J��JiJi?b3��: 1'riday, Aug. 25, 1899-
Chesaw has now twenty-six buildings
and contracts have been let for as many
more. The Chesaw Improvement Co.
has contracted for over 100,000 feet of
lumber which will be delivered immediately on the townsite. E. E.
Stowell will open a large mercantile establishment this week, making three
general stores in the camp besides
several smaller ones.
Many people are arriving from different parts of the country and all seem to
be pleased and high iri their praise of
the prospects of the camp. Among
them is P. Q. Rath rock, capitalist and
mining man of Republic, who is looking
over properties with a view to investing.
Dan McDonald, a pioneer liveryman
of Greenwood, is running a daily stage
to connect with the Snodgrass mail line
at Rock Creek. He is also building a
large stable at Chesaw. In a few days a
line will run into Chesaw from Republic and another from Okanogan
steamboat landing, both daily. In all
directions people are met coming into
the camp.
The Crystal Butte mine, one and a
half miles south, has put in a 10-stamp
mill and concentrator which will commence stamping ore some time this
week. They have enough ore blocked
out to keep the mill running at full capacity six months. The company have
a hundred men on their pay role and
expect to increase this force soon. Late
samples taken from the ore assay as high
as $900 per ton. The vein is small being
from six to 29 inches wide, but it is continuous and very rich. They have over
1,000 feet of tunnels and shafts all in
the ore body.
The War Eagle, four miles west, is
putting on a force of 40 men. They are
85 feet deep and have run a crosscut all
in ore much resembling that of Republic ; but of much higher grade. A foot-
wall has been found, but as yet no hanging wall and they do not know how
large an ore body there is.
On the Jim Hill, upon which the new
town is being built, a shaft is being
sunk to do work necessary for obtaining
the patent. At a depth of 36 feet they
struck a body of ore of the same character as the Review full width of shaft,
from which they get assays running
from $11 to $54. Three shifts are at
work and development is being pushed.
The shaft <s about 50 yards from Mr.
McCurdy's store.
Lone Pine is putting on a full crew
and is pushing operations. A large
body of free milling ore has been uncovered.
The Review has a full force at work
and the ore is increasing with depth.
It looks so much like Republic ore one
can't tell samples from the two apart.
On every hand prospects are being
developed, some within a stone's throw
of the town, and the men all express
themselves pleased with the showings
A Railroad Into Bonndary.
It was Spokane capital which aided
largely in the building of the Spokane
Falls & Northern railway for the purpose of opening up that northern country, and the city has been richly repaid
for the outlay, in both the commerce
which it has built up and the wealth
which has come to many individuals of
this place from mines which, if the
Spokane Falls & Northern road had
never been built, would today still be
unknown deposits in the midst of mountain solitudes.
From this city as a center have gone
out hundreds who started the scores of
towns and mining camps which have
sprung up throughout the mining regions to the north, quickly changing as
if by magic from tented camps, to busy,
bustling cities, as the rich properties
were opened up. Already the Canadian
Pacific railroad has seen the advisability of entering the field, and a few days
ago the first locomotive in the Boundary
country crossed the Kettle river bridge
into Cascade���an event for the people
of that section, and, considering that it
is the richness and extent of the mines
which induced the road to build, and
that the majority of those properties are
still in, or but a few months removed
from the prospect stage of development,
but that their values are evident, it
may be considered an event in the mining annals of the Northwest. But there
is in connection with the occurence a
fact to which those who are interested
in the mines of that section, and at the
same time interested in Spokane should
give due consideration, which is that
Republic, the principal mining town of
the region, is now within 35 miles of rail
transportation by way of the Canadian
Pacific, which means transportation to
British Columbia and eastern Canadian
points, and not to Spokane. Mr. Rykert, a far seeing business and mining
man, is quoted as saying, when he was
in Republic the other day, that in a
short time supplies could be much more
easily gotten into Republic via the Canadian Pacific than by the present route
from Spokane. The remark was a significant one, and should arrest the attention of Spokane merchants and shippers, as it quickly will the men who are
interested in the mines of that section*
���The Stock Report, Spokane.
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
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 Silver 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.
In the matter of the Estate of Josephus Stanton, late   of  Greenwood,   District of Yale,
Boarding House Keeper. Deceased, intestate.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that all creditors and others having claims against the estate of the said Josephus Stanton, who died on
or about the 28d day of June, 1899, are required,
on or before the 5th day of September, 1899, to
send to the undersign ea, solicitors for Mary A.
Stanton, administratrix of   the goods of the
said  deceased,   the  full  particulars of their
claims, and the nature of tne securities, if any
held by them.
And further take notice that after such last
mentioned date the said administratrix will
proceed to distribute the assets of the deceased
among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which she shall then
have notice, and that the said administratrix
will not be liable for the said assets or any part
thereof to any person or persons of whose
claims notice shall not have been received by
her al the time of such distribution.
Lbamy & Gray.
Solicitors for the said Administratrix.
Greenwood, B. C, August 4th, 1899.       28-4.
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.
Greenwood  City,   Bonndary Creek, B. C.
We are prepared to welcome guests and provide best accommodations.
The   Best of Wines,   Liquors   and   Cigars.    The most comfortable
In Greenwood.   Heated by Hot Air.
J. W. Nelson, Proprietor*
rackerjack Saddle Horses.
Distance Cuts no Ice.
We Never Fail to Get There.
Robbins Bros., Prop's.,
Greenwood, B. C.
Ottawa HoUSe,   H. P. Tompkins, Prop.
*xxxxxALWAYS OPEN.****-
New Rooms; well Heated; First-class GREENWOOD,  B.  C.
Dining Room; choice Wines, Liquors ; ���
and Cigars.	
Flour, Feed, Produce and
Commission Co*    a*    a*
Silver Street,     ����     *��     Greenwood, B* C
Elkhorn Brewery,
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. ii
Count Le Prince Ringert, Paris, and
Herr Cortes, attache of the German Embassy at Peking, have made the successful ascent/ of Mount Sir Donald, the
Matterhorn of the Canadian Rockies.
The ascent has-been made only once before.
G. A. Jordan has resigned the position of Police Magistrate in Rossland,
and it is stated that the sitting member,
Mr. Martin, has made a recommendation quite opposed to the wishes of the
police commissioners and of the people
of Rossland generally.
J. E. Mills, Rossland, has been appointed agent there of the Phoenix
The Nelson Miner states that the C.
P R. will start at once to build from
Nelson to Balfour, as the first instalment
of the line to.Kootenay Landing to connect with the Crow's Nest Pass section.
W. H.Aldridge, manager of the Trail
smelter, has been to Republic, and a
correspondent states that negotiations
are underway looking towards the shipment of large quantities of ore from the
mines there to Trail.
McQuaig, Rykert & Co., Montreal, the
big mining brokers there, have negotiated one of the biggest deals of recent
date. The North Star mine of Fort
Steele, and five other properties in the
same camp, have been consolidated, and
a company organized of $1,500,000.
Senator Cox and his associates are
among the shareholders.
M. Guggenheim Sons, New York,
have just incorporated the Guggenheim
Exploration Co. for the purpose of mining in British Columbia and the Northwest. They have large interests in the
Boundary, acquired through their agent,
Col. John Weir.
The monthly pay roll at Rossland now
aggregates about $127,000, and the number on the roll is 1,400.
August Heinze usually has one or two
law suits on hand. The Butte Miner of
August 16th has a report of a judgment
by which he is enjoined from working
beneath the Michael Davitt lode claim,
until certaini rights are determined.
Nelson is now making pressed brick,
said to be as good in quality as the best
imported article..
It is the intention of the Nelson people to entertain the members of the
Canadian Press Association there this
The Kaslo Board.of Trade is about to
publish an illustrated pamphlet dealing with to Kaslo and district.
There is a very considerable row in
Rossland over the member's recommendation for police magistrate in place of
G. A. Jordan.. The choice of Mr. Martin is John Boultbee, and it appears to
be particularly unpopular judging by
the noise that is made over it. There
are also a number of complaints before
the police commissioners there against
the police.
Interviewed by the Nelson Tribune E.
G. Rykert, of the firm of McCuaig, Rykert & Co., Montreal, said that the
Payne mine would not start work, and
pay $3.50 for eight hours' work. The future was uncertain. The programme
for the present was to continue development on the contract system. The
Payne has paid over $1,000,000 in dividends.
Edgar P. Pathbone, a well known
English mining engineer, has arrived in
Cascade, and for the present will make
his headquarters there.
The Columbia Telephone Co. is now
arranging torum wires to Nelson, B. C.
Manager N. R. Stone says that the new
service is expected to be open to the
Kootenay lake town before snow flies
There are five evangelists in Cascade.
What with these, and the introduction
of afternoon teas, there seems to be
some hope for that town yet.
W. H. Whittaker reports that the
Virginia and California mountain quail,
introduced into Nicola a year ago last
spring are doing well.
Dr. E. H. S. McLean, a prominent
physician of Revelstoke, has been taken
to New Westminster for admission into
the lunatic asylum. Dr. McLean has
practiced his profession in Revelstoke
for the past eight years and was regarded as an expert and most reliable medical man, but latterly resorted to the
use of drugs.
Cascade is getting on in social life.
The Record gives an account of an afternoon tea held there.
D. G. Cathcart, recently in business in
Revelstoke, is in "quod" in Vancouver
for issuing forged cheques.
Ferguson, in the Lardeau country, is
to have a newspaper.
Wm. Woodruff, until recently a bartender at the Phair Hotel, Nelson, committed suicide at Spokane the other day
by taking 55 grains of morphine.
The Republic Miner states that the
insurance companies are reducing rates
there on account of the improved water
Two masked men held up the players
in Bert Harris' gambling house in Republic last week, and got away with
$800. They seem to be the same men
who did the act in Northport. They escaped, and it it supposed that they
crossed the line into the Boundary country.
J. M. Kellie, M. P. P., at Rossland,
said he would stay with the Government
on the eight hour law.
Electric Light and Water Power.
W. A. Campbell and J. McGregor,
who have recently arrived in Greenwood, have acquired the rights of the
Greenwood Waterworks Co., organized
some time ago, which include the f ran -
chise of the Boundary Falls water power
and the electric light franchise for the
city of Greenwood. They state that
they intend to develop the water power
at Boundary Falls to the fullest extent
for electric lighting and power. They
are getting the best hydraulic engineer
in the Province to report on the matter,
Mr. Ribletts, of Nelson, who is putting
in the water power for the Granby smelter people, and who has had wide experience. He arrived on Wednesday,
and is now figuring on the power and
the best means of utilizing it'
The former owners, Messrs.. Wood and
Galloway, constructed a dam 25 feet
high, and it is now proposed to increase
the height by another 25 or 30 feet so as
to form a huge reservoir to store at low
water. It will depend on the report of
the engineer as to whether the power
plant can be installed in time to comply
with the conditions of the franchise. If
not, a steam plant will be ordered at
once. It is the intention of the promoters of this enterprise to supply light to
Greenwood, Phoenix, Deadwood camp
and other points where light, or power
for industrial purposes, may be required.      	
Methodist Church Opening;.
The formal opening of the Methodist
church will take place on Sunday, Sept.
3rd. There will be three services during
the day, at 11 a. m., at 3 p. m. and at
7:30 p.m., at which the following reverend gentlemen will officiate:    J. A.
Cameron Bros., Prop's.
Livery, Feed and Sale Stables.   Good Single and Double Drivers.   Gentle Saddle
and Pack Horses.   All Kinds of Teaming and Heavy Hauling Done
on the Shortest Notice.   Stock Well Looked After.
An Ounce of Fact is Worth
A   1 On Ot F ICtlOn* here are facts that the
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. Our
Leader overalls, riveted, $1.00 pr.   THIS WILL INTEREST YOU:���
Our Rock Creek and Rendell cwest fork)
Stores carry a full line prospectors boots, shoes, clothing, hats, caps,
grocerieSj hardware, picks, shovels, powder, steel, etc., etc.   Just call at
White Front Store Government Street,
Next Door to the
New and Second-Hand
"0.1. C"
Sewing Machines, Locks, Guns Repaired,  Keys Fitted.
Real Estate
Mines  and Mining.
Wood, Kaslo, chairman of the Kootenay district of the B. C. conference;
Mr. Stuart, presbyterian minister at
Eholt; and R. W. Trotter, baptist minister.
In the morning the regular dedication
service will take place, with a sermon by
Mr. Wood. In the afternoon there will
be platform service in which the three
above named gentlemen will deliver addresses. In the evening there will be a
sermon by the Rev. Mr. Trotter.
Have your sewing machine repaired
at the "O. I. C." 28-3w
Bring your job printing to the Miner
Hall, Rice & Co.,
Mining, Stock and
KCfll  bStatC   Exchange.
Temporary Offices !g$!S8525Sffi
Have for sale several
snaps; among others
the following:
A nice comfortable cot- &> 4 ^f\f\
Use. 50-foot, corner lot on j) I ^/JIIIJ
Greenwood street T'twwu
Also a 50-foot lot on Sll- &��� < 4 r\f\
ver street, best locality, on east J) J.   j \J[J
Also 2 corner lots on Government    $1 7QQ
Fine Building Site
Long Lake St
Also other properties.  Get particulars
at office.
Copper Claims.
Lithographed plan of Greenwood in
colours.  Price 50c.  Mailed free THE  GREENWOOD MINER.
Friday, Aug, 25,1899.
These   hen-pecked fellers sorter make
me smile;
I've  seen  some  big   six-footer   stand
Inside the house, 'an make no murmur
Some   little   hustlin',   biten'   ninety-
Bunch of a woman jest laid down the
An' picked it up  again and rubbed it
While he does nothin' but set there an'
The  stove-wood of his thoughts with
sickly grin.
These wimmen folks don't talk that way
to me!
I git right on   their blind side right
An'    sorter    humor     'em    an'    I'll
To keep 'em  all good natured that-a-
Git   on   their   blind  side���where yer
faults don't show,
Where all   yer virtues is jjest magnified,
An' stay there, fer I tell ye now it's
If by some chance ye slip  on t'other
An' show yerself, jest as ye be���good
To comfort then���no  need fer me to
Yer    wife    will  do  it  fer  me���so  I
The blind side of the wimmen suits me
well. ���Rural New Yorker.
Death of a Pioneer.
On Saturday, 5th inst., the death oc-
cured at Osoyoos of Theodore Kruger,
whose name has long been as familiar as
a household word in central southern
British Columbia. His decease was not
unexpected, the old pioneer having long
since passed the allotted three score
years and ten, and having latterly been
feeble and plainly drawing near the
close of his life. The late Mr. Kruger
was born under the British flag, but his
family connections were in Hanover,
Germany, where a brother held a government appointment for 40 years. Mr.
Kruger came to British Columbia from
Hanover in the late fifties, and in 1858
or '59 was a clerk at the Hudson Bay Co.'s
post, at Kamloops. In 1860 he was
transferred to .the Similkameen post,
then under Chief Factor Tait, and now
the property of Mr. Coulthard, Keremeos creek. Afterwards he bought the
wayside stopping place at Osoyoos,
which the late Judge Haines asssisted
Chas. Clifford in establishing, and
since then, for more than 35 years, he
has been a land mark at Osoyoos, known
far and wide. He added to his holding
by pre-empting 360 acres at Osoyoos
lake. For years he did a large trade on
his own account with the Indians from
Penticton almost down to the Columbia
river, and the annual fall races at Osoyoos used to attract a very numerous assemblage of Indians from the surrounding country. His experience on the
Hope trail, over which all bis "trade"
came and went, were varied and interesting. His body was buried at the head
of Osoyoos lake, about Midway between
Osoyoos and Fairview at a spot chosen
by himself some time since, Rev. Mr.
Campbell conducting the burial rites.
The late Mr. Kruger was married in
Victoria about 1873.   He left a widow
and four children���two sons (still living
at Osoyoos) and two daughters (Mrs.
Chas. Pittendrigh of Rock Creek, and
Mrs. Carmichael of Fairview.)���Midway
Saddles and
Harness*    *��    <&
Turf Goods,
M. S. Butler,      j��
David Harum, The Habitant, Fortune's My
Foe, Hugh Gwyeth, Postle Farm, A Pauper
Millionaire, etc.
Smith & McRae,
Books, Papers and   GREENWOOD, B. C.
Office Supplies  c^=^^===
DENTIST   :    :
Graduate Pennsylvania
College of Dental - -
Surgery -----
Philadelphia, Pa.-  -
A Licentiate of British
Columbia-  -  -  -  -
Views of Greenwood
and Boundary Creek Mines.
Prices Reasonable.
Studio Opp. WINDSOR Hotel.
Boot and shoe
Repairing  neatly done.    Shop across  from
GREENWOOD.        -        - B. C.
Rye and Graham Bread.
White Bread, 16 Mb. loaves $1.00
A Choice Stock of Groceries.
As Fine as in the City	
Hamill   -   -   Block,
To the Citizens
of Greenwood,
I wish to inform you that it is worth
your while to call on me in my new
On Copper Street,
OPP.   H.   A.   KING   &  CO'S.,
Where I carry a full line of
Cigars, Tobaccos,
Fancy goods, Jewelry, Etc.   Also a full
line of fruit always on hand.
Next Door to
W.   M.    SPROTT,
Two Doors Below the old MINER Office.
Buckboards and Buggies made to Order.
Shop  on  Copper   Street, Greenwood, B.  C.
Is now located on Greenwood street
Full assortment of material and tools to
do correct, work.
Anaconda Hotel,
H'LEOD & CO. Props.
Palace Hotel,
Snodsrrass   &
6 ��OT    ��. ANACONDA,
Kelly, Props., B. c.
Free Baths for Patrons.
One-half  Mile From Greenwood City.
Rates Reasonable.
Nash & Co.,
Quick   Work   Guaranteed.
m tA
Friday, Aug. 26,1899-
An Important Meeting on Monday Night-Ho
Extension of tne Electric Light Franchise -
Fire AppHwseti to be Purchased- Street Improvements.
The council chamber wore a look of
animation on Monday evening that betokened business. There were several
representatives of hose and other fire appliances present.
Aldermen all present except Robert
Smith Bros"; & Travis asked permission for use of streets opposite lots 3 and
4, block 5, Copper street, for building
purposes.   Referred to Health Officer.
Rendell & Co. asked permission to
build a cesspool in the alley back of
their building) granted.
C. A. R. Lambly, Gold Commissioner, in reference to the application of tbe
Old Ironsides for a grant of 50 inches of
water of Twin creek, wrote that the
hearing was still in abeyance.
The City Solicitor advised that no liability attached in reference to the grade
of MiHer Bros.' building, Copper street.
A. C. Reddie, Deputy Provincial Secretary, informed the council of the appointment of James Sutherland and C.
J. McArthur as members of the Board
of Commissioners of Police, and as members of the Board of License Commissioners for the City of Greenwood.
A. C. Gait wrote re debentures in con-
/ nection with the title thatit seemed to be
regular, but that the usual form of declar-
tiou was necessary.
Dr. Schon submitted a suggested form
of amendment to the health by-law,
dealing with cess pools, for which he
asked consideration. His object was to
see that they were properly constructed.
A matter of unfinished business, the
extension of the electric light franchise
for two months, was considered. Tlie
Mayor was unfavorable to an extension
without an earnest of the company's intention to go ahead and do something.
Personally he did not believe in granting an extension for nothing. He wanted to see them go ahead and put in an
electric light plant without delay.
There was not time to utilize the Boundary Falls power, but a steam plant
would be ample for the purpose. Let
them get in and work and show they
mean business. Aid. Galloway expressed no opinion, but the other aldermen practically agreed tvith His Worship. The matter was laid over until
later in the evening.
The matter of fire appliances then
came up. Chief Henton addressed the
council, suggesting as a recommendation
of the fire department, that a hose wagon, a team of horses and a paid driver be
obtained instead of a ladder truck and
hose reel. The horses could be utilized
on the street all the time in cleaning,
sprinkling, etc., and he would undertake to get a wagon privately and present it to the city. The council would
save money by such an arrangement and
the apparatus would be of permanent
use. A ladder truck would have to be
discarded very shortly, anyway, and in
winter time it would be difficult to use
it by hand. The chief explained very
clearly the advantages of what was proposed and it struck the aldermen as being very feasible.
On motion of Aid. Galloway and Aid-
Cameron, Aid. Sutherland, Aid. Fishermen and the chief of the fire department were appointed a committee to
purchase the fire appliances. Aid. Galloway, however, wanted the committee
to report, but the mayor saixl there
was no time to lose and the motion
At this stage the audience present and
Aid. Galloway retired.
The question of electric light franchise
was again considered, and on motion it
was unanimously agreed that the time
should not be extended except on the
deposit of a $10,000 forfeit for the completion of the. work within the 60 dayB
asked for.
The mayor appointed the following
Finance���Sutherland,    Fisher    and
Waterworks���Sutherland, Beath and
Streets ��� Cameron, Beath and the
Now that the money was practically
in sight for the purpose, the mayor suggested the street work should go on at
Arrangements were then discussed for
best carrying them out.
It was decided to push it as speedily
as possible, the city to purchase the
lumber for the sidewalks, and ask for
tenders for the work of laying it down.
In regard to street grading part of the
work will be contracted for and part
done by day labor under the supervision
of a foreman.
An adjournment took place at 10:30.
Miners' Union Organized.
James Wilkes, Nelson, the official
organizer of the Western Federation of
Miners, as announced last week has
been in the camps surrounding Greenwood in the interests of the organization referred to. He stated to the representative of the Miner that he was
very well satisfied indeed with the result of his visit. On Friday night
of last week he organized a branch at
Phoenix, with a membership of 54,
which, considering the shortness of notice, and the fact that half the men
were on night shift, he regarded as highly satisfactory. On Saturday evening a
meeting was held in Rendell's hall, and
a Union for the men in the camps west
of Boundary creek formed, with a membership of 45. The Unions in question
will be named Phoenix and Greenwood,
respectively, and numbers will be assigned when the charters are granted.
In a talk with the organizer as to the
progress of the work in British Columbia, he said there were Unions in Rossland, Nelson, Whitewater, Ymir, Sandon
Silverton, Fernie, and Lethbridge,
or in the Northwest of Canada between
2,500 and 3,000 members. It was the
intention to organize all the miners in
this Province, both coal and metalliferous, and Mr. Wilkes had no doubt as to
the ultimate success of the movement,
The objects of the Union were manifold, but in the main consisted of three
things: There was a sick benefit of $10
a week for miners after the first week;
to secure legislation in the interests of
the working miner; organization for
self protection and mutual improvement.
It was a mistake to suppose that the
Union wss formed for the purposes of
antagonism to capital, or that the present movement was the result of the
troubles in the Kootenay. It was simply part of the programme of Federation with a view to the best interests of
workingmen. Their object was peace
and harmony consistent with their
rights as citizens.
Mr. Wilkes went to Camp McKinney
on Monday and organized a union on
Tuesday evening, with a membership of
about 45.
The present unions will simply form
a nucleus for further extension.
Made by INLAND CIGAR MFG. CO. of Kamloops, B. C.
Nothing but B. C. Union Labor Employed.
Arlington, Pioneer, International, Pacific, Rossland, Ottawa
and Commercial Hotels, H. A. King & Co.
For fine, commercial job work the
Miner office can meet your requirements. Anything and everything in the
job printing line we can do.
l^OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the partnership here-
^ 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 settled. The business of the firm of
Mowat & Palmer will hereafter be conducted by Arthur Mowat.
Witness:   P.   P.   THORPE.
Dated at Greenwood this 21st day of July, A. D. 1899.
Rough and
Shingles, Laths, and
Mouldings. ,
Friday, Aug, 25,1899.
James Sutherland and J. C. McAr-
thur, Greenwood, have been appointed
as members of the board of Police and
License commissioners. Geo. R. Naden
has been retired.
C. B. Murray, of the firm of Hall &
Murray, brokers of Toronto, is in the
Boundary country looking after mining
interests. He has examined the Rathmullen, and is also interested in properties in Camp McKinney. Mr. Murray
is secretary of the Toronto Mining Exchange, and of the mining section of the
board of trade; and reports business in
mining stocks good and the market sub-
J. R. Miller, owner of the Miller
Block, has decided on very extensive
improvements in connection with it,
which will cost about $3,000 to complete-
The contract has been let to Smith Bros.
& Travis. The building will be lowered
to tbe grade of the street and a substantial foundation placed under it, and all
modern improvements in the way of
lighting, heating, etc. will be introduced.
It is understood that Olson & Phelan
will occupy the ground floor as soon as
completed. In the meantime it will
continue to be occupied by Messrs. Madden and Dallas.
A strike of iron and copper pyritic ore
was made on the Sunset the other day
by the railway cutting about 75 feet
above the mouth of the tunnel. The ore
is rich in appearance, and though not
exposed in a large body gives promise
of developing into a lead of value.
W. A. Scott, representing the Mining
& Scientific Press of San Francisco, one
of the two leading mining papers in
America, has been in Greenwood and
surrounding camps acquiring information for special articles on the Boundary.
R. Mathison, superintendent of
tbe Deaf and Dumb school at Belleville,
Ont., came in on Saturday to visit his
son Dr. R. Mathison of this city. He
came as far as Regina with tbe Canadian Press Association. He left again on
Tuesday and will rejoin the press men
on their trip through Kootenay. He
Bays that there is no possibility of the
members of that body coming into the
Boundary, as they are travelling on a
regular time schedule and are anxious to
get home again as soon as possible. Mr.
Mathison has been superintendent of
the school at Belleville for a great many
years now. The institution has been
steadily growing and closed at vacation
with 260 on the roll. He says that he
keeps in touch with all the old pupils,
and as a rule they are all doing well.
Some of them have succeeded very well,
and either occupy good positions or have
acquired a competency for themselves.
In the list of buildings published last
week was omitted by mistake the new
Baptist church, the cost of which will be
12,100. The figures for Mr. Hallett's
house, $1,200 were also omitted. To the
list in question should have been added
the improvements to the Miller block,
to cost $3,000.
Canada's cartoonist, J. W. Ben-
gough, will be in Greenwood on the evening of the 9th of November to give one
of his inimitable entertainments.
The last issue of the B. C. Gazette contains the appointment of E. O. Schole-
field, late assistant, as Librarian of the
legislative library at Victoria. The notice is merely formal as he has practically occupied the position for some
months. In the long list of civil sevants
in this Provice no one is entitled to the
position he is now occupying more than
Mr. Scholefield. His courtesy and diligence have been fittingly recognized.
Wm. Douglas, Q. C, who has been
visiting Greenwood for some days, left
on Tuesday morning for his home in
Chatham. He regards this as a remarkable country and says if he were
25 years younger he could not be induced to remain in the east.
Paul Johnson, M. E., of the Mother
Lode smelter, will be banquetted by the
Board of Trade in the rooms of the
Greenwood club to-morrow evening at
eight o'clock. Tickets are $6 each, and
a large sale is anticipated as the occasion
is one of special importance.
A practically new awning, twenty feet
wide, can be had very cheap by applying at the Miner office.
Rev. R. W. Trotter preached in Barrett's hall on Sunday morning and evening. The Presbyterians had service in
Rendell's hall on Sunday evening, when
Mr. Wallace officiated.
Rev. H. B. Balderston will preach in
Barrett's hall Sunday morning and evening.
W. R. Ross of Herchmer & Ross, barristers, Fort Steele, and elsewhere in
East Kootenay, has been in town this
week on professional business.
The Miner is in receipt of the regulations and general classification of exhibits of the Canadian Commission for the
Paris exposition.
City Clerk Taylor has had assurances
that everything in connection with the
debentures is considered regular and
that the money for the street work will
be available very soon. On the strength
of that assurance the aldermen on Monday night made arrangements to proceed
with the work immediately. It has
been decided in the case of sidewalks to
purchase the lumber, and call for tenders for laying them down. In the case
of grading where the work is heavy it
will be let by contract, but for the lighter work it was considered to be more
economical and better to proceed by day
labor under the supervision of a foreman. About (15,000 will be expended
without delay, and as many streets will
be graded and as many sidewalks laid
down as the money in band will permit.
Paton and children are
E. Matheson, sister-in-
Will be on the Market
AUG. 29th.
For Terms and Prices Apply to
Agt. Columbia & Western Land Department.
Mrs. W. B.
visiting Mrs. J
law, Vernon.
As an instance of what is possible by
co-operation even in this country,
where every man is out for himself, the
Okanagan Flour Mills Company, Limited, of Armstrong, has again declared a
dividend of eight per cent, on its paid-up
capital, as a result of its past year's operations. Since tbe company started
milling in May, 1896, they have earned
a profit of $17,429.28. Of this $10,454.28
has been paid to shareholders for interest on their capital and bonuses on
wheat; $4,175 has been placed to a reserve fund and $2,800 taken out for depreciation on the plant.
J. C. Keffer, father of Mr. Keffer of
the Mother Lode mine, and Miss Keffer,
his sister, who have been visiting in
Greenwood for about a month, returned
Saturday to Cleveland, O. Mr. Keffer,
Sr., is a veteran journalist having for
fifty years been connected with the
press. Miss Keffer is a mathematical
teacher in the Cleveland High School,
and was west attending the National
Educational Association at Los Angeles.
Both return very well pleased with the
outlook here.
Mass will be said in the Catholic
church on Sunday at 10:30 a. m. There
will be evening service at 7:30. Rev.
W. Palmer, M. A., Ph. D., preaches at
both services.
A. F. McMillau and W. Crowhurst,
Rossland, have been in town several
days looking over the ground for a site
for a foundry and machine shops. A
committee of the Board of Trade was ap
pointed on Wednesday to confer with
them, and ascertain what inducements
they require to settle in Greenwood, and
other necessary particulars.
A serious case of poisoning occurred
on Tuesday, which might have had a
fatal ending. H. R. Eliott invited A. K.
Stuart to dine with him on that evening. One of the tempting delicacies
was mushrooms. Shortly after partaking of them they began to experience
a strange and unaccountable sensation,
and the symptoms becoming more pronounced they proceeded down town. On
the way Mr. Eliott showed a sample of
the mushroom he had been dining upon
to A. Ferguson, secretary of the Club,
who immediately recognized it as a
poisonous branch of the fungus family
known as toadstools, and he immediately sought medical aid. It was only
after several hours of unceasing efforts
on the part of the physician that they
were declared out of danger.
Advices from Cascade yesterday stated that the tracklayers had crossed the
second crossing of Kettle river at 2:30
p. m. and are now a mile beyond.
The PoUtical Situation.
Vancouver, Aug. 24.���[Special to the
Miner.] Henderson was elected in
New Westminster without opposition,
Reid having withdrawn. Martin says
he will attack Cotton at the opening of
the House, and that the Government
will surely fail. Macpherson and Higgins have deserted, and Helgesen of
Cariboo threatens to if the eight hour
and alien laws are not repealed.
MINERAL  ACT,  1896.
Certificate of Improvements.
Golconda, Gold Bed, Cleveland, Laocoon,
York and Wildrose Fraction mineral claims
situate in the Kettle River mining division ol
Yale district.
Where located:  Smith's camp.
Take notice that I, Isaac H. Hallett as agent
for J. C. Haas, free miner's certificate No. 18340
A, and George E. Foster, free miner's certificate
No. B 13208, 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 87 must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 17th day of August, 1899.   8-25-2m.
MINERAL  ACT,   1896.
MINERAL   ACT,   1896.
Certificate of Improvements.
Sycamore mineral claim situate in the Kettle
River mining division, Yale district.
Where located:   In Copper camp.
Take notice that we, George Riter, free
miner's certificate No. 6586 B, and Frank Beau-
chew, 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 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 24th day of August, 1899.   8-25-2m
Certificate of Improvements.
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 Improvements.
Dated this first day of August, 1899.   8-25-2m
MINERAL  ACT,   1896.
Certificate of Improvements.
trC4��.PPor, Kin8.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 John Moran, free miner's certificate No
19680 A, and Austin Hammer, free miner's certificate No. 19037 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.   8-2fr2m
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