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THE GREENWOOD MINER.    ��'
Vol. 1, No. 47.
GREENWOOD, B. C, FRIDAY, DEC. 22, 1899.
$200 Per Year.
SIR CHARLES TUPPER
THE   MOUNTAIN   VIEW.
And Party will be Here Next
Wednesday.
To Address a Public Meeting���Accompanied by Sir Hibbert, Charles
Wilson, ft, C, and Col. E. G. Prior.
Bi?   Showing'   Adjoining
B. C. Mine.
tne   Famous
IS COMING OUR WAY
It will be learned with pleasure by all
our citizens, irrespective of party lines,
that Sir Charles Tupper, now in B. C,
will come into the Boundary country
next week and address meetings at
Grand Forks and Greenwood. He has
already spoken at Victoria, Vancouver,
and New Westminister and will speak at
Kamloops and Revelstoke on the way in,
and at Rossland and Nelson on the way
out. He will arrive here on Wednesday
afternoon from Grand Forks, where he
will be lunched and banqueted on Xmas
day and speak on Tuesday evening.
A meeting was held lest evening to
make arrangements for his reception
and an executive committee appointed
consisting of Clive Pringle, A. Ferguson, H. C. Shaw, E. Jacobs, Midway,
D. Mcintosh, W. R. Williams, W. C.
Noble, R. Smailes, P. C. Bucke, A. S.
Black, Hugh Murray, Midway, M. Tebo
Eholt, J. P. Myers-Gray, C. M. Shaw,
11. E. Gosnell, J. R. Jacobs. Mi*
Myers-Gray was elected secretary and
Mr. Gosnell chairman.
It was decidod to hold a public meeting in Miller's Hall and to invite as citizens members of the council, the council of the Board of
Trade, and representatives of the
miners' and carpenters' unions to seats
on the platform. It will be a political
address, but it is presumed that all will
be anxious to hear Sir Charles and to do
him honor as a very distinguished public man, for 50 years associated with all
the notable events of Canadian history
in various official capacities, and now
leader of the Liberal-Conservative party.
He is now in his 80th year, and the vigor
with which he is conducting his meetings
is really wonderful.
It is the intention to try to induce Sir
Charles and party to stay over here on
Thursday as well and in that case a
public reception will be arranged for.
A few weeks ago the Mountain View
claim, in Summit camp, was bonded to
John Dorsey for $2,5,000, the bond requiring the immediate commencement
of development work. This has been
done and three shifts are employed in
sinking a shaft, which is down 32 feet.
Assays give $32 and $34, the values being largely in copper.
A joint stock company to take over the
Mountain View is now in process of
formation, the charter having already
been applied for. J, W. Stewart,
Patrick Welch, Arthur Rendell and
J. A. Scrafford are some of the men
identified with the new company, which
is to be capitalized at $500,000, and work
continued with unabated vigor
The Mountain View adjoins the now
famous B. G. Mine, which was sold less
than a year ago for $310,000 to the
McCuaig syndicate of Montreal. It has
a splendid surface showing and is improving under development. Early in
the year if will be supplied with an air
compressor, hoist, etc.
LABOR   TROUBLES.
Two    Boundary     Managers    Examined    at
Rossland.
R. C. Clutu, Esq., Q. C, who is the
Dominion Government Commissioner,
examining into the Slocan labor troubles,
T and the labor situation generally in regard to the mines, was in Rossland on
Wednesday. Among the witnesses examined were Frank Robbins, manager of
the Dominion Copper company, and
D. Mcintosh, superintendent of the
Winnipeg mine. They gave their evidence at length. The Commissioner will
not come into the Boundary, not considering it necessary to pursue his investigations further in this direction.
All of the ("oast papers have published
lengthy accounts of the C. P. R. excursion into Boundary. Nothing can exceed the pr-.iise lavished on the hospitality of our ciii/jeus, and the wonder expressed on account of what the excursionists sa>. and heard.
County Court and Mining Recorder's Offices
To be Located at Greenwood���Kettle
River Mining Division Appears to
Have Been Enlarged.
CONCERNING OURSELVES.
FRACTURED   HIS   SKULL.
Bridge   Superintendent   Loy Meets With   a
Serious Accident.
A very serious accident occured on
Wednesday afternoon on the Columbia
& Western. George Loy, bridge inspector, fell from the span below Anaconda,
and fractured his skull. He rose after
the fall and walked a short distance, but
became unconscious. His fall was noted
by the foreman of the bridge gang, who
immediately went to his assistance and
had him conveyed to the hospital, where
he now lies in a very precarious condition.
The Presbyterian Social.
The ladies of the Presbyterian church
gave a very enjoyable social, which was
largely attended, in Barrett's Hall on
Tuesday evening of this week. A short
program of songs, etc., was rendered,
after which refreshments were served.
The social was closed by the singing of
"Praise God from whom all blessings
flow", and the audience dispersed at an
early hour, well satisfied with the evening's entertainment.
GOLDEN EAGLE'S RICH ORE.
Nearly Twenty Inches That Will Average 22
per Cent Copper.
Mr. Barrett gave some facts to the
Grand Forks Miner about the Golden
Eagle which will he interesting as they
show the property to be one of great
promise. The original shaft was put
down on the vein 75 feet, then a drift
run on the vein 50 feet, from the end of
which a winze was sunk (iO feet. This
winz has been partially filled with water,
and a raiB3 will have to he made to the
surface so it can he pumped out. There
is a flue showing of ore in the winze,
first at the depth of 30 feet, where a
drift was run a short, distance on the
vein and i n which there is now a full
face of ore that will run 10 per cent, copper and something in gold. At the bottom of the shaft a drift was started, and
soon opened up 18 inches of high grade
copper ore, and several feet of medium
ore. The 18 inches of rich ore will run
22 per cent,  copper,   and about $10 in
j gold, 'ih;'second class ore is more or
less   decomposed.     All   the   ore  taken
j from the  mine so   far   is   of   Shipping
I grade,
In response to a petition addressed to
the Lieutenant Governor-in-Council by
the members of the Board of Trade and
citizens of Greenwood and resolutions
endorsed by the city council praying for
the establishment of certain public
offices in Greenwood a reply has been
received by the secretary of the Board
of Trade from the Provincial Secretary
stating that steps will be taken for the
transfer of the Mining Recorder of the
Kettle River Mining Division and the
registrar of the County Court, holden at
Midway and Greenwood, to Greenwood,
as soon as suitable quarters are available.
It may be stated in this connection,
that the bounds of the Kettle River
Mining Division appear, by the rather
vague description in the official Gazette,
to have been very considerably widened,
and takes in a large area of the former
Grand Forks Division. It is understood
that this arrangement, which is part of
the re-adjustinent of the Rettle River,
Grand Forks, Osoyoos and Similkameen
Divisions, has given a great deal of dissatisfaction to the citizens of Grand
Forks, who regard it as a loss of territory.
THE   BONUS   BY-LAW.
Voting Will be Held  on Thursday of Next
Week.
The ratepayers should bear in mind
the voting on the by-law providing for a
bonus to the B. C. Copper Co. smelter,
next Thursday, Dec. 28th. It will be
held in the court house.
The Rossland Miner published a long
account of c wedding, which is of local
interest. It, says: "One of the most
notable social events that the city has
witnessed for sonic time took place last
evening, in the marriage of one of Boss-
land's pioneer citizens and most successful nfen of business. The groom
was Mr. Louis Blue, the well known
sawmill and brewery proprietor, and the
bride wns Miss Amelia R. Dais, of
Bloomington, 111." There were a large
gathering, a sumptuous repast, numerous presents, anil congratulatory speeches. The newly married couple went to
Mexico aud Southern California on a
trip.
A charter for the Board of Trade has
arrived at last, and that body is now
ready to transact business as a corporate body. This is the first charter for a
Board of Trade granted in the Boundary
country.���Grand Forks Miner. It is not
a matter of much importance, but as
this statement has been made several
times, ii may be well to add that the
charter for the Greenwood Board of
Trade was received months ago.
The committee in connection with the
political meeting to he held by Sir
Charles Tupper on Wednesdy evening
next request us to state that ladies
are invited, and that seats will be reserved for them.
Buy your alarm clocks at Sprott &
Macpherson's,
Arrangements have been practically
completed for the enlargement and
general improvement of Thk Miner.
The question of issuing a daily paper is
still in abeyance, but such special features will be added as to keep the paper
in the lead in the Boundary district.
The improvements will be made as soon
as a power press and additional plant
arrives.
The Midway Advance says: By mail
which arrived yesterday from Montreal
the local representative of the Midway
Company received advices in effect that
fc, recent interview with the C. ;P. R.
officials assurance was given by the
latter that the rails will be laid to Midway as early in the New Year as possible
and that it was agreed that the railway
depot and side tracks at Midway shall
be completed by April 1st next. The
statement is reiterated that the only
cause for delay in laying the rails the
remaining seven miles to Midway is the
scarcity of steel.
The statutory half yearly meeting of
the Board of License Commissioners for
the Boundary Creek License District
was held at Cascade last Friday, when
49 applications, chiefly for renewals,
were dealt with. All except one were
granted, as follows:���For Phoenix, 13 ;
Trail, 11; Eholt, 5; Summit camp, 4;
Cascade, 4, (one wholesale); near Brooklyn, 3: north fork of Kettle River, 2;
Deadwood camp, 1; Gladstone, 1; Hartford Junction, Wellington camp, 1;
McRae Creek, 1; Midway, 1 and Niagara, 1.
Judging from the very general and
elaborate references to the reception of
the C. P. R. excursionists in the Boundary made in the Coast and eastern papers, the money necessary for the purpose was well spent. This district never
received such an advertisement.
Wanted.���A partially developed mineral property, any class of ore if it has
commercial values. A dividend paying
mine, or one within sight of being dividend paying is preferred.,
Hoi'E, Gravely, & Co.
536 Hastings St., Vancouver.
29.
From Toronto information comes that
Mr. Alfred Fry, formerly of the Montreal
staff of the bank, succeeds Mr. F. T. Short
as manager of the (ireenwood branch of
the Bank of British North America.
The insurance agents of Greenwood
have received special rating books from
the Board of Underwriters. The new
rates, which involve a considerable rise,
go into effect, to-morrow.
Miller Bros have displayed in their
window a large regulator -marked "C.
P. R. time." This will be of great convenience to the public.
J. A. Russell, of the Russell Hardware Co., returned from Manitoba yesterday, after several weeks visit in the
prairie Pro\inee.
The skating rink was to have ben
opened last evening but the soft weather
seriously interfered with the skating.
D. R. Ker, of Brackman & Ker, of
Victoria, returned to Victoria on Saturday.
Our readers should not forget the
firemen's ball masque to be given this
evening.
Clive Pringle, barrister, went out on
to-day's train for Rossland and Spokane. THE   GREENWOOD   MINER
Friday, Dec. 22, 1899
ROSSLAND  LETTER.
Ore Shipments at that Point
are Large.
Probable that the Year's Output Will
Exceed that of 1898 by Fully 75,-
000 Tons.
The growth of the mineral industry in
the Trail Creek division has begun to attract the attention of the General Government, especially with regard to the
fnture possibilities, and what should be
done to preserve this industry along the
lines of Dominion prosperity. The character of a considerable portion of our
mining industry must not be measured
by the gambling enterprise, which gave
rise to Poker Flat in the sixties, or the
later revelations of Juneau in the seventies. There is in connection with mining enterprises in Southern British Columbia, a feeling that a large percentage
of the business is of a solid and permanent character, and that it should be
encouraged, fostered and regarded the
same as the coal and lumber trade, or
any other business on which the country depends for its progress and prosperity.
The visit to this Province recently by
the Hon. Sidney Fisher, Minister of Agriculture for the Dominion, who was, in
addition to other duties, making a collection of mineral specimens for the
Dominion Government for exhibit at
the Paris Exposition is, I am creditably
informed, an earnest of the intention of
the Ottawa Government to take a deep
and abiding interest in promoting the
prosperity of the mineral industry.
That this step is a proper one nobody
that has investigated the subject can for
a moment reasonably doubt. The influence of the Dominion Government in
this matter is all powerful, and I am
pleased to be one of the first that is in a
position to make the announcement.
When we consider what is being done in
other parts of the world, by local and
other governing bodies, to encourage the
mining industry, it is only keeping
abreast with the times when our central
government bestirs itself in assisting so
far as lies in its power, not only the
making known of the great mineral resources of British Columbia to the outside world, but in every legitimate way
to promote the mining industry itself.
In this policy the Dominion Government will be seconded by all well-wishers of the Province; and since it is proposed to make the Canadian office in
London more useful in the future, what
ever shortcomings in this respect have
been observable in the policy of the provincial government in the paBt, will be
amply compensated for by the enlightened, more experienced, and more potent influences of tbe Ottawa rulers.
Even party prejudice must be prepared
to admit that this new found interest in
the Pacific province by the Dominion
Government is a move that should have
been taken some time ago. The longer
it was delayed, the worse the interests
of the Province suffered. Now that
there is a wakening additional prosperity mugi follow.
The ore shipments from Rossland
mines for the eleven mouths and seventeen days ending December 17, amount
to 175,500 tons gross, valued at about
$3,000,000.
Of this tonnage, the Le Roi has furnished 91,000, the War Eagle 02,500, the
Centre Star about 15,000, the Iron Mask
about 5,500 and a number of occasional
shippers the remainder The close of
the year will probably increase the output to 185,000 tons, or about 75,000 tons
over the output of 1898. Other mining
divisions may feel an interest in the
growth and progress of this trade. Naturally there are operations in other and new portions of Southern British
Columbia, the same, doubtless, being
not far distant, where the ore out-turn
as shown here will be repeated in what
are now "baby camps,"
One of the disagreeable facts which it
becomes necessary to record is the pending litigation between the War Eagle
Co. and a trio of defendants represented
by the Canada General Electric Co.,
the Cooper Manufacturing Co., and the
West Kootenay Power & Light Co. Actions have been commenced separately
against each company, the damages and
recoveries claimed amounting in all to
$310,000. The amount claimed against
the Electric Co. is about $110,000,
against the Cooper Manufacturing Co.
$119,000, and against the West Kootenay Power & Light Co, $75,000. The
War Eagle claims are based on the
complaint in each case for non-performance of contract, hence the damages.
I a in credibly informed that the War
Eagle management has been compelled
to put in a combined compressor service, owing to the failure of the electric
plant. It is said to be the largest in the
world. Should the case go into the
courts, it will be as interesting as the
Centre Star vs. the Iron Mask, which is
yet undecided.
The Le Roi management is now under
the direct control of Bernard McDodald,
well and favorably known in mining circles. Major Collins, travelling superintendent of the B. A, C, has gone to
Australia, and Edwin Durant is about
co leave for London spend three
months on a holiday cruise.
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The Waterous Engine Works Co., Limited.
OP   BRANTFORD,   OINT.,
Manufacturers of Engines, Boilers, Saw Mill and Planing
Mill Machinery, Brick Machinery, Link Belt Conveyors, Rock
Crushers, and Hoists, Water Wheels, Etc.,  Etc.
Second-Hand Machinery, Thoroughly Refitted, Always o;i Hand.
W. U.  lUBOrNARD,  Agent,
George Block, Copper Street.
ALSO REPRESENTING :-
AMERICAN HOIST & DERRICK CO.
T. McAVITV & sons, Brass Goods and Plumbers'Supplies.
TROY LAUNDRY MACHINERY CO.
W. A. FLEMING & CO., Belting and Mill Supplies.
BRUNSWICK-BALKE-COLLENDER CO., Billiard Tables,
Estimates Furnished for Plants of All Descriptions.
l-P-.O.&JUULSJLfiJLPJLPJUL0^^
George F. Williams |
HAS A LARGE STOCK OF ��
Ladies' Beautiful   FailorMade Costumes! |
Silk-Lined Coats,   Plaid Golf Capes, Silk-Lined |
Beaver Capes, Fur-Trimmed  Capes,   and   Good         ' %
Substantial Irish Frieze Coats. ��
These Goods Are Strictly Up=to=Date 5
In Colors, Style, Fit and Finish, having been purchased for this S��
Winter's   season;   and,  most   important   of   all, THE
PRICES ARE STRICTLY THE LOWEST AND
MARKED IN PLAIN FIGURES.
OUR MILLINERY STOCK is Complete in Trimmed Pattern and Felt Sailor Hats Ready to Wear.
Call in and see these goods.   Always on display in the new 5-
show room. j��
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HSMt*
People who are accustomed to smoking
the high grade, time honored brands of-
...lyavana Cigars
* t. ar: an ;��j rrj-rfnorv ^mxnxtc*
Find it a grievous disappointment when they are even a little "off"
in flavor or condition. Our stock is jealously and intelligently cared
for and is perfect, every cigar is full of fragrance.
QUEEN GIOAR CO..
ORDERS BY mail, THE HAVANA CIGAR EMPORIUM
Telegraph or Telephone qF THE~BOUNDARY COUNTRY . .
Promptly Attended to. ��� ���
I. ROBERT JACOBS, Manager," �������������, ao
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r^rV^TTTirnrro^
SUPERIOR   LINE   OF   CIGARS.-
MORENA,
Brands: [ 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.
���a^y<JJLOJUUJUUl-JLLUJL^
New and Second-Hand
Goods*
"0.1. C."
Sewing Machines, Locks, Guns Repaired,   Keys Fitted.
A.  L.  WHITE &   CO., OPPOSITE    TELEPHONE     OFFICE
FINK COMMERCIAL PRINTING AT THE MINER OFFIC I*
Friday, Dec. 22 1899-
THE   GREENWOOD   MINER.
A   SCHOOL   FOR   ANACONDA.
An Effort is to  Be Made to Have One Located There.
The children of the south end of
Greenwood and of Anaconda want a
school, and want it badly. The distance
to the new building is betwaen one and
two miles for many of them, and that is
too far for small children, especially in
winter time. Possibly no suitable site
could have been obtained nearer the centre of the city than the present one, but
at all events the school having been located where it is is not eonvenient to a
large number of the children of school
age, and one is quite necessary in the
other end of the city. Steps are being
taken to have a school opened there, and
an effort will be made to secure an appropriation at the next session of tho
Legislature for a building. The Miner
heartily supports the movement and
trusts that it will be successful.
MAIL   SERVICE.
Office Hours:   8 a. m. to 6:15 p. in.
Mails eloe .'or Grand Forks, Rossland and
Kootenay, Eastern, American mid const points
ut 11:110 n. m. daily, except Sunday,
For Mill way. Rock (.'reek, (.'amp Mclsinney,
Penticton and Vernon, at 7 ii. m., Tuesday,
Thursday and Saturday.
Mails due from Grand Forks, Rossland, and
all eastern, American and Coast points at 8:80
p. in. daily.
Mails due from Penticton, Camp McKinney,
Rook Creek, and Midway at 6 p. m., Sunday,
Wednesday, and Friday.
CANADIAN ** j*    0Tr
\a*���* PACIFIC *>/���
SOO PACIFIC LINE
AN OFFICIAL CONFERENCE
Held at Sandon  Between Miners and Mine
Owners.
Last Wednesday evening an official
conference took place at Sandon between Messrs. Hand, Wright and Ram-
melmeyer, representing tho Silver-Lead
Mines Association, and Messrs. Smith,
Davidson and Hagler, of the Sandon
Miners' Union; Findley, of Silverton,
and McDonald, of Whitewater. The
association offered the men full union
wages for all hands except hand drillers,
to whom they tendered $3.25. This
offer was taken under advisement by
the union representatives, who promised a reply on Monday. No definite
reply, however, was issued, as the union
asked for a little longer time in which
to consider the proposal.
Victoria Gets the School.
Although not authoritatively announced it is settled that Victoria will
be chosen as the British Columbia city
in which the manual training classes
will be established under Sir AV. C.
Macdonald's generous offer. It is considered advisable that these objective
classes should be established in the
capitals of the several provinces, and in
the majority of cases this will be done.
The object is that the several provincial educational departments shall be
in close touch with the new branch of
education, and the legislators be enabled
to judge the better of its working, as it
will be for toe province to determine
whether at the end of three years manual training shall be continued.
NOTICE.
The Greenwood Electric Co. are now
prepared to undertake the installing of
lights on premises for intending customers. Before any building is connected up to the company's mains, the
wiring will have to he inspected by an
officer of the company, and all work
must be done according to rules of tlie
National Board of Fire Underwriters.
Prices and further particulars can be
obtained at the ollice of the company,
located on Deadwood street.
Greenwood Electric Co.,
tf (Ireenwood, B. C.
THE  GREENWOOD    MIXER    PRINTING CO, luis been appointed agent for
Spokane
Engraving Co.
ONLY DIRECT ROUTE FROM
KETTLE RIVER AND BOUNDARY
CREEK DISTRICTS.
J.   RUSSELL.
T.   HARDY
East
TO ALL POINTS
AND
West.
Westbound
19.40,
Daily Trrin.   Eastbound.
Sicamous Jet. by 5.45.
Connecting steamer leaves Penticton
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday* 6:00
Connecting Steamer arrives at
Penticton
Monday, Wednesday. Friday, 17:30.
Direct Service to and from all points via West
Robson, except Sunday.
12.45 Lv.
GREENWOOD.
Ar. 15.15.
THROUGH TICKETS TO
ALL EASTERN POINTS
AT LOWEST RATES.
For full information as to time, rates, Etc.
also for copies of Canadian Pacific Railway
publications apply to
E, R. REDPATH, Agent,Greenwood,
W. F. ANDERSON, E. .1. COYLE,
T. I'. A.' Nelson.        A. G. P. A., Vane.
Russell Hardware Co.,
DEALERS IN
Almost all kinds of Hardware, Glassware, Crock-
eryware, Wooden ware, 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.
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 CAINTOIN STEEL.
Sherwin & Williams' L^tr*Lea*,hey are
Pedlar, Steel and Metal Roofing and Shingles.
BEST TINNING AND PIUMBING SHOP IN THE INTEPR.
Orders will lie received for rubber
stamps, corporation, notary, and lodge
seals, stencils, metal checks, engravings,
etc., eh- Prompt attention to orders
and quick delivery.
Columbia &
Western Ry* Co*
TIME TABLE:
Daily  except Sniiday.
No. 1 Leaves Greenwood, 12:45;   Arr. West Robson,  19:20.   No. 2,  Leaves West  Robson, 9:20;
Arr. Greenwood, 15:15.
All trains make direct connection al West
Robson for Nelson and all ('. I'. R. main line
and Crow's Nest branch points. All trains run
through to Rossland without change of cars.
ALBERTA
HOTEL,
SILVER   STREET
A. ARCHAMBEAULT & CO.
T. F. GAINE,  Msr.
Imported and   Domestic  Wines,   Liquors an
cigars.   Headquarters for Railroad
and   Mining Men,
GREENWOOD, B. ('.
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Porter & Cunningham,
I First Shipment of
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CLOTHING,
HATS, CAPS
NECKWEAR,
For Fall, Just Arrived.
W. M. Law & Co.
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Why
Drt   !*���    hni>lrMnr.n!)    When  Kemp  *  Holmes can  clean vour .win
Dv   III    l/dl KllCSS '     '1'iws, ojlices and stores; cai|iets sewn, cleaned
and laid.
REAL ESTATE MIXES AND
MINING. FIRE INSURANCE MINING AND ABSTRACTING A SPECIALTY.
Subscribe for the  Miner; only  $2.00
per year.
Corner Goveri.inent and Deadwood Streets,
GREENWOOD, B. C.
PRIVATE NURSING FOR GENTLEMEN.
LEAVE ORDERS AT WHITE FRONT STORE.    RATES MODERATE.
WE BEG TO INTRODUCE TO THE
PUBLIC THE FAMOUS
"La Fama"
Cigar.
Made   from a    CLEAR HAVANA FILLER, with  a  FINE DELHI
WRAPPER, and CUBAN HAND MADE.    TRY IT.
H, A. King & Co.,
COPPER STREET, GREENWOOD. THE  GREENWOOD  MINER
Friday, Dec, 22, 1899
PICKED   SPECIMENS.
A voice in the dark���"Mamma, please
gimme a drink of water; I'm so thirsty."
"No; you're not thirsty, Turn over and
go to sleep." A pause. "Mamma,
won't you please give nie a drink? I'm
so thirsty." "If you don't turn over and
go to sleep, I'll get up and whip you!"
Another pause. "Mamma, won't you
please gimme a drink when you get up
to whip me?"
An Iola soldier relates that one day
General Otis came out on the firing-line
and ordered the shooting to cease. A
Kansas boy, who thought he was doing
all sorts of damage to the insurgents,
kept on shooting. "Didn't you hear
my command to quit firing?" thundered
the general. "Who are you?" asked
the soldier. "I'm General Otis."
"Otis, hell," responded the soldier, "I
know that isn't so; Otis never comes out
here."   And bang went the gun.
Long before the Transvaal trouble,
the Right Honorable Joseph Chamberlain, present minister of state for the
British colonies, was famous the world
over for his orchids. His costly collection is one of the finest in the world.
They are telling the story in Paris now
that once he saw a rare orchid, the duplicate of one he had recently added to
his own collection. He asked the price.
"Twenty thousand francs," replied the
dealer. The Englishman paid the
money, and then throwing the flower on
the floor crushed it with his heel.
General Piet Joubort, commander-in-
chief of the Boer forces, was born at
1105 Arch street, Philadelphia. His
father was a Frenchman, who fell in love
with and married a girl in the south of
Holland. He and his family went to
South Africa a number of years ago.
The general has visited this country���
first in 1883 as agent for a large financial company, and ten years later when
he was official representative of the
Transvaal Republic at the World's Fair
at Chicago.
Professor Charles G. D. Roberts, the
poet, reads the modern languages very
easily, but speaks them imperfectly. At
a reception held in New York just prior
to his leaving for Europe, Roberts was
introduced to a distinguished French
artist, who was here on a visit. The
artist asked in his own tongue: "You
speak French?" "No," answered the
poet; "I am sorry I do not, but I understand it well when it is spoken to me."
"I am so glad," replied the Frenchman ; "you are the audience I have long
wanted. I can talk to you all I please,
and you cannot talk back!"
Despite age and infirmity, Florence
Nightingale still takes a strong interest
in the well-being of the warriors of her
own country. At a banquet given in
London the other day to the survivors of
the Balaclava charge, a letter was read
from this heroine of the Crimea, in
which she briefly referred to the horrors
of war, of which she had seen so much,
and added her tribute of praise to the
valor and courage of the British soldier
on the field of battle. Miss Nightingale
is at present staying in her quiet London home, unfortunately too unwell to
see any one but immediate relatives.
It is the belief of some historians that
the name "Oregon" is Aragon in disguise, that it was given to this country
by the early Spanish voyagers, and that
American explorers so interpreted the
word given them by the Indians. The
theory is at least plausible, and indicates
a strange freak of fate. The name Spain
proudly brought to this distant coast returned to the West Indies three hundred years later to destroy the power of
Spain on the seas. Little thought De
Fuca, says the Portland Oregonian,
when he sighted this coast in 1592, that
fome day it would build a warship
which, under the name of Aragon, or
Oregon, would be foremost in the battle
that marked the end of Spain's dominion in the New World.
The following curiosity of English
provincial verse was lately sent to Dr.
Wm. J. Rolfe from Exeter, in the west
of England, and is reproduced in The
Critic for November. A certain bishop
of Exeter, it appears, was visiting a village church, when to his astonishment
the following hymn was sung in his
honor:
Why skip ye zo, ye little 'ills
Why skip? why ski;i? way Skip?
Why?   Jez beeuz we'm glad to zee
His grace, the lard biship!
Why 'op ye zo, >e leetle lambs?
Why 'op? why 'op? why 'op?
Why? Jez becuz wc'm glad to zee
His grace, the lard bishop!
M. A. Bucke, manager of the Arlington mine in Slocan City and superintendent of the Bear Gulch Mining Company, Jardine, Mont., was killed near
the latter place by a runaway team.
He formerly lived at Kaslo.
MINERAL   ACT,   1896.
Certificate of Improvements.
NOTICE.
���'Commander," "Commander Fraction," and
"Bolton Fraction" mineral claims, situate in
the Kettle Rivor Mining Division of Yale District.
Where Located:   In Copper Camp.
Take notice that I, Isaac H. Hallett, Free
Miner's Certificate No. 19,510a, intend, sixty
days from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder, for Certificates of Improvements,
for the purpose of obtaining Crown Grants of
the above claims.
And further take notice that action, under
section 37, must be eommeuced before the issuance of such Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 23rd day of Nov., 1899.
Dl-2m " I.   H,   Hallett.
MINERL   ACT.   1896.
Certificate of Improvements.
NOTICE.
"Peacock" Mineral Claim,situate in the Kettle River Mining Division of Ya le District.
Where located:   In Deadwood Camp.
Take notice thai I, Isaac H. Hallett, as agent
for Edward II. Mortimer, Free Miner's Certificate No. B 6034, George R. Naden, Free Miner's
Certificate No. 14,357 A, and C. II. Brown, Free
Miner's Certificate No. 19,559 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, tinder
section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 20th day of October, 1899. 10-27-2m
I. II. HALLETT.
B. C. Pottery Company, Ltd.,
Victoria.
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WESTERN FEDERATION OF MTNERS-
The Greenwood Branch of tlie Eederation
meets hereafter In Rendell's hall, Gov't, street,
at 7:30  p.  m. every Saturday evening.
WALTER LONG. Secretary.
Dank of Commerce.
Head Office, TORONTO.
Established 1867.
PAID-UP CAPITAL, $6,000,000.
[Six Million Dollars.]
rest $1,000,000
President Hon. Geo. A. Cox.
General Manager B. E. Walkkk.
Ass't. Gen'l. Manager.. .J. H. Plummer.
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.
D. A. CAMERON,
Manager
....BANK of  MONTREAL....
Capital, all paid up, $12,000,000.
Rest $6,000,000.
President:
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Vice-President: ,
Hon. George A. Drummond,
General Manager E. S. Cl.oxisTon
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York, Chicago,
And in the principal cities in Canada.
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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.
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THE   BANK  OF
British North America.
Established in   1886.    Incorporated by  Royal
Charter.
PAID-UP    CAPITAL $4,866,666
RESERVE    FUND $1,460,000
LONDON   OFFICE:
3 Clement's Lane, Lombard St., E. C.
COURT   OF   DIRECTORS:
J. H. Brodii, John James Cater, Un:<parrt Far
rer, Rioho:d H. Glfn, Henry L. it. Parrer, Ed
Arthur Hoarc, 11. J. B, Kendall, J, J. Kings-
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BRANCHES IN CANADA:
London, Brantford, Hamilton, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Kingston, Midland, Quebec, St.
John, N, B. Brandon, Winnipeg, Frederieton,
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���(62 Wall St.) W.
Lawson and J. C. Welsh, agents. Sun Krancis-
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Ambrose, agents.
LONDON   BANKERS:
Bank of England and Messrs. Glyn it Co.
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Union Bank of Australia. New Zealand���Union Bank of Australia, Bank of New Zealand,
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West Indies���Colonial Bank. Paris���Marcuard
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F.   T.   SHORT" Manager,
Greenwood, B. C.
APPLICATION   FOR   TRANSFER
OF   LICENSE.
Notice is hereby given that at the next meeting of the Board of License Commissioners for
the City of (ireenwood. that application will be
made for a transfer of the "Alberta Hotel" license from Renault & Gauvreau to Archam-
beault & Co. ARCHAJtBEATJLT it Co.
December 4th, 1899, d8-lm Ill
Friday, Dec. 22 1899-
THE   GREENWOOD   MINER.
A Strategical Position.
Strom berg, the scene of the defeat of
General Gatacre's force, has few superiors as a place of strategical  importance
in northern Cape Colony.   It is a railroad   junction,   50 miles  northwest of
Queenstown, and eighteen miles from
Burghersdorp.    The Storniberg mountains,    which   surround   the  town,  are
great masses, with many precipices, and
covered with boulders, making a favorite
stronghold for fighting under the Boer
tactics.   The ascent to the town is made
by zigzag trails, which, for a great portion of the distance, wind between precipitous declivities, offering exceptional
opportunities   for   ambushes.     During
the early weeks of the war Stormberg
was occupied by the British   forces,  but
on Nov. 2nd General Duller, learning
that the. Free  State Boers  hud crossed
the border at Sniithfield in strong force,
ordered the town evacuated, the troops
retreating to Queenstown.   On Sunday,
Nov. 26th, the Boers in force occupied
Stormberg, thus cutting railroad communication   between   General Gatacre
with 6,000 troops  at Queenstown,  and
General French with a smaller force at
Naauwpoort.   Immediately after the occupation of the town the Boers commenced   fortiying the place,   and   tlie
move, which was generally considered
another evidence of aggressive Boer tactics in  northern  Cape   Colony,   had a
great  moral  effect on the dissatisfied
Dutch residents.   In the last week in
November General Gatacre, having been
reinforced, moved north and occupied
Bushmen's Hook, about half way between   Queenstown and Moltene.    On
Dec. 2nd he moved on to Putter's Kraal.
The tulvance of General Gatacre from
Putter's Kraal, which ended in disaster
at Storniberg, undoubtedly had a twofold motive.   Primarily, the   dispatches
indicate his intention was to administer
signal defeat to the Boers in order to
cheek the spread of disaffection  among
the    Dutch     residents     in    northern
Cape Colony.   This disaffection had been
increasing at a rate alarming'to the British, and military authorities in   London
agreed that the quickest curative lay in
aggressive   warfare.     General  Gatacre
was so instructed.    His  second motive
��� was to clear the way for his advance to
join General Methuen's column should
such a course be deemed necessary.   En
route his plan was to unite his forces
with those of General French.
BOERS   WELL   PREPARED.
For Years TKey Have Been Making Ready
for the Struggle.
A Now York dispatch under date of
Dec. 18 says: "M. De Long the manager of the" dynamite factory at Modder-
fontein in tlie Transvaal, has returned
to France, and has heen interviewed by
the representatives of several of the
Paris journals. He says tli.it the British government can have no idea of the
vast extent of the preparations that the
Boors have been quietly making for
years with the realization that another
struggle with the full force of Great Britain was inevitable. Even should tlie
Boers be driven out of Natal, he points
out that no British army could ever hope
to enter the Transvaal and survive.
Since the war began, lie says, heavy
artillery that had been carefully stored
away, had been brought forth. He assarts that the forts at Pretoria, and
Johannesburg are as strong as any
fortresses in the world and have in the
last month been rendered absolutely impregnable, Elderberg alone could hold
its own with 25 men against 1000 assailants, particularly in the rainy season
which has just begun, causing unford-
able streams to spring into existence.
M. De Long states that there are about
(1000 well trained German volunteers in
the Boer a: n v who have not yet been
allowed to en to'the front. Headds that
the governments of the republics ar;-
showing a g:v.it economy of strength and
have not u-'<! a third of their military
resources.
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Apply to JANITOR, Miller Block.
THE LION .
Bottling Works.
GREENWOOD and GRAND FORKS.
Manufacturers of all kinds of Carbonated Beverages.
S01.E AGENTS FOR THE
LION BREWING CO.,
Rossland, B. C.
The largest brewery in British Columbia.
JAS.  M'CREATH & CO.,
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THE  FASHION  LIVERY   STABLE.
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Feed and Sale Stables.   Good Single and Double Drivers.   Gentle Saddle
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.   BOUNDARY   CREEK   LOAN  AND MERCANTILE
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THOMAS   MILLER, Manager
Real Estate, nines, Insurance.
OFFICE:     Corner   Copper   and   Deadwood    Streets
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I THE   GREENWOOD   MINER.
Friday, Dec. 22, 1899
MINERS AND MINES
There are 520 Union Miners
at Sandon.
Development Work on the Brandon
& Golden Crown, and the Golconda Shows Good Results.
A miners' union has been established
at Moyie by Organizer Wilks of Nelson,
organizer for the district.
The mills at Fairview, it is understood, have closed down for the season.
The Granite and Banner, Camp McKinney, have ceased operations. It is
understood, as stated in the last issue,
that there are negotiations proceeding
in the east for the purchase of this
property.
The membership of the various
miners' unions, as submitted to Dominion Commissioner Clute is as follows:
Sandon, 520; Whitewater, 110; Silver-
ton, 130; New Denver 50; Slocan Citv,
48; Nelson, 240; Ymir, 125; Rossland,
1400; Phcenix, 160; Greenwood, 70;
Camp McKinney, 30. Sandon membership showed 65 per cent British subjects and Whitewater 75 per cent.���New
Denver Ledge.
THE BRANDON  A  GOLDEN CROWN.
A letter has been sent from George H.
Cohins, superintendent and managing
director of the Brandon & Golden Crown,
dated Wellington camp, to Rossland, in
which he stated that about 20 tons of
ore are being taken out each day. The
ore is being extracted from tlie upraise
from the 150-foot level. There are
about 1500 tons of ore on the dump, and
the intention is to commence extensive
shipments as soon as the spur is completed to the Wellington camp.
DEVELOPMENT OF THE ORO DENERO.
A letter has been received from Mr.
Neil Cochrane, superintendent of the
Oro Denero, in the Summit oamp,
which is being operated by the King
Mining Company. Mr. Cochrane reports that he has ore in both No. 1 and
No. 2 tunnels. No. 1 tunnel is in for a
distance of 50 feet and is in ore. Before
tunnel No. 2 was started the ledge was
strpiped across to a width of 35 feet
and along it a distance of 20 feet. This
tunnel is now in for a distance of 30
feet, and its full face is in ore. The
ore, he says, can now be taken out
rapidly for shipment. The siding to the
Oro Denero is not yet completed.���
Rossland Miner.
THE GOLCONDA.
The Golconda, Smith's camp, is showing up splendidly under development.
The company is running a tunnel at a
depth of 200 feet to strike the old shaft,
350 or 400 feet distant. They are now
in 70 feet and are drifting on a vein of
splendid-looking ��re, which was encountered at 40 feet from the mouth
after passing through 12 feet of blue
lime rock. The ore here is in a blind
vein, not being exposed on the surface,
and was quite unexpected. The lead is
a well-mineralized quartz, carrying iron
pyrites, with a clearly defined wall,
which is now exactly in the line of the
tunnel, and it is anticipated that a very
large bodv of ore will he met with as
soon as the main lead is tapped. It is
the intention, as soon as the tunnel is
driven to a point directly under the old
shaft, to make an upraise. Six men are
at work, and all the necessary buildings,
etc., have been erected.
A   LINE   TO   THE   COAST.
A Strong; Agitation is Likely to Be Started
for It.
As the result of the excursion to the
Boundary country of the B. O. business
men, there is likely to be started, without delay, an agitation by the various
Boards of Trade represented, for the
continuance of'the Columbia and Western Railway on to the Coast by the
shortest route possible. It, in fact, has
already been begun.
It is quite true, as stated by C. P. R.
officials, that air lines cannot be built
through our mountain ranges. It was
also stated by Mr. Sullivan of the engineering staff, as an engineering fact,
that the shortest route to the Coast was
by the main line. While the latter
statement cannot at present be contradicted, and comes from a reliable source,
it nevertheless appears surprising.
Even if it should prove, after a thorough
survey, to be correct, the route by way
of Robson into Boundary can never be a
direct one, and is subject to too many
transfers and delays to be a convenient
and satisfactory one for the people of
this district, and the people of the Coast,
who want to do business here. The development of the Similkameen country
means that the railway will extend
thither sooner or later���the sooner the
better if we can get it���and the distance
from there to the main line is short. A
direct through line that way would
mean one day saved in travel, and give
an alternative route for freight, which
must alway congest at Robson with the
heavy traffic in and out oi Boundary.
Cap. Troup stated at the banquet at
Grand Porks that 45 cars of freight came
down the Arrow Lake daily. Twelve
cars a day come into Greenwood, and if
all the delayed freight could be handled
that number would be still greater.
These facts have to be known in order
that we may appreciate the importance
of the development that is going on.
Church of England.
On Sunday next, Dec. 24th, services
will be held in the Church of England
as follows: Matins at 11 o'clock a.m.,
Evening services at 7.30. There will be no
celebration of the holy Com union Sunday.
On Christmas day Holy Comunidn will
be celebrated at 8 a. m. and 11 A. M.
Matins at 11 a. m. All services will be
held in Mrs. Foreman's Hall until further
notice.
Has Joined the Benedicts.
The Rossland Record of Dec. 18th
says: "To-morrow Louis Blue, one of
Rossland's best known business men,
will be united in marriage to Amelia R.
Dian of Bloomington, 111. The ceremony
will take place at Mr. Blue's residence,
after which the bride and groom will
make an extended tour."
Mr. Hendrickson of Nelson, formerly
of Lardeau, is in the city and is looking
for an opening in business.
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BELTING.
Users of this article would do well to examine our stock n this line. We
carry a larger assortment than any other dealer in the Province. The Electric
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by all the large mills in the Province. We carry it in stock up to 22 inches, and
Leather Belting up to lfi inches in width.
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MACHINISTS and  IRON FOUNDERS.
Our machine shops are now complete and we are prepared to do the heiiviest oIabs of work*
Ore cars, Ore buckets, shafting, hangers and pulleys. Pipe works specialty. Estimates given
on nil olnsses of work.   Pumps always fn stock.
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Represented by Wm. Smith, Bsr. 140, Greenwood, B. C. [V
Friday, Dec. 22, 1899
THE   GREENWOOD   MINER
KRUGER'S   WEALTH,
And Some of the Methods By Which He Obtained It.
At the beginning of the present year
Kruger's wealth was estimated at ��25,-
000,000, and his  ungovernable greed of
gold is no doubt the true reason why he,
personally and  governniently, squeezed
the   Uitlanders    so   mercilessly,   even
when he must have seen it was leading
to   the   destruction    of   the    republic.
While he and his co-delegates were in
England negotiating the  convention of
1884, a quarrel arose among those to
whom he had entrusted the affairs of
state in the Transvaal, and it developed
to such a degree that his supplies were
stopped.     While   convention   matters
were   still   unsettled   the    delegation's
funds ran so low that they were unable
to pay their hotel bill.    At this crisis
a far-seeing Englishman, who had been
to the Transvaal and taken note of the
concessions   which a paternal government was granting here and there, came
with a rich friend and held out the benefits that would accrue to the country
and  themselves   if  a  concession were
given for a wool washery and a woolen
factory.     If    such    a   monopoly were
granted they would pay the hotel bill,
and   it   was   hinted that   Mr.  Kruger
himself would lose nothing by the transaction.     The bargain was made,  the
hotel bill was settled, and a cheque for
��1,000   was given to   Kruger himself.
The machinery was ordered,  but while
it lay at the docks ready for shipment
a friend who had had a little more experience of Transvaal  methods,  urged
the concessionaries not to ship the machinery till the arrangement was confirmed by the  Valksraad.   It was well
they heeded this advice for the   Volks-
raad refused to ratify   the   concession.
When asked to refund  the  money,  the
foxy Kruger said he had received the little attention   as   Stephanus   Johannes
Paulus Kruger and not in his capacity as
President of the Transvaal.    Personally
he could do nothing, and to this day the
money has not been refunded.    Now this
concession was to have included a tract
of land of 7o square miles, and it was the
intention of the concessionaires to locate
the works on a stream of very clear and
soft water, known as the Witwater, and
this tract would have included the richest
part of what became celebrated two years
later as the Witwatersrand gold fields on
which Johannesburg now stands.    When
the terrible dynamite explosion occurred
at Krugersdorp in 1807 a fund was raised
at Johannesburg for the sufferers.     A
number of poor Boers were killed   hut
not a single Englishman, yet the entire
amount of the relief fund was raised by
Uitlanders.   Oom Paul had his name put
down for ��25,   but   he never paid   the
money, though   repeatedly  called   upon
for it,���"Canadian Magazine.''
will he necessary to go high enough up
in order to bring the water to the highest residential points. After the water
works investigation has been concluded, the question of sewerage and drainage will next have to be considered, and
Mr. Alston is in communication with
the various cities as to septic tank and
other systems, which would be adapted to the conditions of this city.
MINERAL ACT, 1896.
Certificate of Improvements,
"Bald Eagle" mineral claim situate in the
Kettle Kiver Mining Division of Yale District.
Where located:   In Greenwood Camp.
Take notice that 1, Isaac II. Hallett as agent
for George K. Naden, free miner's certificate
Vo. 14357A, 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 certifleate of improvements.
Dated tliis 7th day of October 1899.
I. II. HALLETT.
MINERAL ACT, 1896.
Certificate of Improvements.
"Boston" mineral claim situate in the Kettle
River Mining Division of Yale District,
Where located:   In Greenwood camp.
Take notice that I, Isaac H. Hallett, as agent
for Sydney II. Johnson, free miner's certificate
No, I957-1A intend sixty (lays from the date
hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a
certificate of improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining a Crown Grant for 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 7th day of October 1899.
1. II. HALLETT,
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NOTICE 18HEREBY GIVEN that application
will be made to the Legislative Assembly Of the
Province of British Columbia at its next session
for an Act to incorporate a Company with power to construct, build, equip and operate
tramways in the Districts of Kootenay and Vale
in the Province of British Columbia; to run and
operate such tramways by electric, steam or
other power as may be most economical or convenient; to erect and operate telegraph and
telephone lines in ami between all Ihe cities,
towns, villages and settlements in said Districts
of Kootenay and Yale, with power to connect
with other lines that may operate in or outside
of said Districts; to supply electric, steam, air,
water or other power to Other corporations,
manufactories or individuals; to supply light
toother corporations, manufactories or individuals; to acquire and hold water rights for
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their own use or the use of other corporations,
manufactories or individuals; to furnish and
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Mountain Electric Railway Company, Limited ;
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Kootenay and Vale: to obtain exemption from
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Yale, and all other usual, necessary or incidental powers and privileges as maybe necessary or Incidental or conducive to tin attainment of the above objects or any of them.
Dated   at   the  Citv  of Nelson this 1st clay of
December, A. D. 1899.
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CITY   WATERWORKS.
By
MINERAL   ACT,   1896,
A Preliminary Investgatto:i Being Made
the City Engineer.
City Engineer, C. E. Alston, is engaged in making investigation an to the
possibility of obtaining water supply
from Boundary creek north of tlie city.
He is finding the fiill from Hall's ranch
to the city, and when that has been ascertained, he will he in a position to
know whether or not it will be necessary to go farther up the creek. It is
probable, however, that it will be. necessary to do so. The city engineer strongly favors a system of gravity as opposed
to a pumping station, and says it will
pay the city to incur a much greater initial cost in conveying the water by
pipes than erecting a pumping station
which will entail a constant expenditure for operation and maintenance.    It
Certificate of Improvements.
NOTICE.
"Glenwood" mineral claim, situate in the
Kettle River mining division. Vale district.
Where located:   In Providence camp.
Take notice that I, Isaac II. Hallett as agent
for Mary Garland, free miner's certificate No.
19682 A,' ami Paul Johnson, free miner's certificate No. r.v'71 A. intend sixty (lays from Ihe
1 data hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder tor
a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose
of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claim.
And furl her  lake  notice  that  action, under
. section :>7, must bo ci mmenced before the Issu-
I ance of such Certificate of Improvements.
i     Daicil this lllli dav of October, 1899.   liHm,
I. II. HALLETT,
PALACE SALOON,
Nickle & Archer.
BOLSTER, WASHINGTON.
GREENWOOD ASSAY OFFICE,
JOE   C.   LUCKENBEL,
ssayer and Metallurgist,
on
COPPER STREET,
GREENWOOD.
Hooper & Co.,
Proprietors.
IMPORTED & DOMESTIC
CIGARS,
WINES and LIQUORS.
Headquarters for Mining Men.
McElmon
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Is now locat'jd on Greenwood street
OPPOSITE THE NEW
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Full assortment of material and tools to
do correct, work.
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Notice is hereby given that at the first 1 eet-
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of Greenwood held after 89 days from this date,
the undersigned will apply for �� transfer from
the undersigned to Cox, .iones A: Wilson of the
hotel li^ ense now held by him for the Rossland
hotel situated ou Copper street i;i this city.
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Friday, Dec. 22, 1899
THE    GREENWOOD    MINER.
Published Every Friday at Greenwood, B. C.
BY
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K.  X.  GOSNELL, Editor and Manager.
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O. News Room.
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Friday, Dec. 22 1899.
THE BOER WAR.
So far from the scene of action, it is
impossible to form a just estimate of the
manner in which the war is being conducted. The series of reverses met
with by the British troops have naturally been the source of bitter disappointment throughout the Empire, and provoked a great deal of criticism of the
War Department. A good deal of the
criticism is extreme and unwarranted,
and made without due appreciation of
the difficulties that stand in the way of
success���the result of unexpected defeat,
which has been a cruel blow to British
pride in the cherished invincibleness of
British arms. It has been keenly felt
everywhere, and in the remotest part of
Her Majesty's most distant colony the
Boer war is the one topic of conversation. It may even be said that it is engrossing the entire civilized world. The
outcome of the contest so far, of the first
power on earth with a comparatively in-
signicant people in the south of Africa,
at first thought staggers popular conception of Great Britain's prowess; and it
must be admitted that our prestige as
an Empire is suffering as a consequence.
Unless the disasters are speedily retrieved by substantial victories not only
will it go hard with the British Government; but it may give rise to serious
complications. Already Count Von
Bulow, in a fit of political bravado, lias
sounded the note that Great Britain's
misfortune is Germany's opportunity.
It may be the cause of a general Boer
uprising; and it may also be conceived
to be the "opportunity" of Erance
and Russia. Undoubtedly the Empire
stands at the threshold of great danger
���a time when, whatever may be individual views regarding the justness of
the war, or the righteousness of war of
any sort, or the conduct of this particular war, for the British people as a whole
to stand together, preseve British coolness, and evince British action and determination. Is is no time for hysterics.
At the outset of the war the Miner
expressed the humble opinion that the
British troops were likely to meet reverses early in the campaign. The
Boers were on the ground, were prepared, had local knowledge of the whole
country, were born fighters and mountaineers, and their leaders were cunning
and masters of strategy. For half a century British troops have rarely been
called upon to right white men; and
Boer tactics stand alone in the manual
of civilized warfare. But in the end,
barring foreign complications, Britain
must win. British pluck, endurance
and resource have yet to capitulate.
The issues are too momentous not to
push it���war���to the bitter end, even
if it should take our last dollar. Britain's prestige and place among the nations, which it took centuries to establish, are at stake.
In our excitement, however, we may
exaggerate what there is to overcome.
The world has developed its activities to
such a pitch that we expect quick results���everything in a day. Public
opinion will not brook delay. Buller
was expected to march straight through
to Ladysmith, crush the Boers with one
crushing blow, and end up the war in
thirty days. The war office evidently
had some such anticipations. A protracted war, with long spells of siege, is
irritating in an age of steam and electricity, and waiting is contrary to its
spirit. It is possible, however, that in
this case a policy of haste means less
speed. Few of us appreciate the natural strength of the Boer position, entrenched as he is on mountain sides,
higher and more abrubt many of them
than those of British Columbia, commanding all the entrances into their
country through which the British
troops must pass, and from which position he must be dislodged by heroic
deeds of arms in order to affect an entrance. One man so entrenched above
must necessarily be equal to ten men below. The margin of safety in the situation is this: The Boers are already
armed to their full strength, and they
have no reserve such as Great Britain
has; they are practically hemmed in
from the outside world, and though well
supplied with the munitions of war,
they are nearly all farmers, and their
spring is coming on when it will be necessary to till the soil and provide for a
harvest, or starve; they have not the
long range guns, and howitzers, and lid-
dite of the British. With wrise generalship they have made the most of their
opportunities, and struck their hardest
first blows; but they cannot, without
outside aid, survive a long war.
 0
On the other hand, it would appear to
be a fair criticism of the War Department, to say in the light of events, that
its officials had either underestimated
the strength and fighting qualities of the
Boers, or had not acquired that knowledge of the situation which would and
should be expected before deciding and
entering upon the plan of campaign.
As intimated by General Joubert, the
British War Department was ignorant
of the preperations that have been going
on fur years in anticipation of this very
conflict. Pride goes before a fall. The
British were unprepared for the simple
reason that it never once occured to
them that the Boers would go to war
with the "the greatest nation on earth ;"
or by any possibility succeed in any
measure, even if so foolhardy. It has
been the history of all the great
wars of Britain that the war office blundered in some such way at the outset.
Soudan was a costly experience, but it
was saved; and so it was before with the
Crimea and with India.
Laying aside, however, such considerations, once war was declared by Presi-
dedt Kruger, it is hard to say whether it
was a blunder to rush the troops to relieve the  beleagured garrisons or not.
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have been able to hold out so far.
Would it have been wiser to have waited
at the frontier for cavalry scouts and
more heavy infantry���in other words
gone slower, and been better prepared
for warfare as it is in Boerdom ? In the
meantime the garrison towns might
have fallen, and public opinion would
have spitted the official heads. It is
easy to be wise after the event.
The fact comes out clearly that for
success experience of the country itself
is necessary. Buller was to have been
the savior; his failure has been the most
painful feature of the campaign. It is
doubtful if Kitchener with his genius for
Soudan fighting would have succeeded
better. He knew Soudan and its people.
Lord "Bobs" was the hero of India. It
was his fighting ground. The man so
far who has achieved any conspicuous
measure of success is Baden-Powell, at
Mafeking. He and his men, like our
own Northwest mounted police, knew
the territory and the Boers. It is the
general opinion now that British troops
must assume the defensive attitude for a
time, that the forces must be greatly
augmented, that the evident deficiencies
must be supplied, and that the whole
plan of campaign be revised and reorganized before making the final blow,
in the meantime the great British public must have patience, and above all
avoid the mistake of swapping horses
while crossing the stream. \
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Friday, Dec. 22, 1899
THE   GREENWOOD   MINER
EHOLT AS THE HUB
Surrounded by Many Promising Properties.
Twenty Thousand Shares of the
Mountain View to be Put on the
Market at Ten Cents.
Eholt is fast becoming a mining centre. North we have the Jewel, and
old Rambler; east, the Stiawberry;
southeast the Main and Rathmullen;
south, B. C. and Mountain View; west,
Oro Denero, Emma and a host of others.
All, exeepting the Jewell, are within
two miles of the town
New bunk houses have been completed at the Rambler, and a good wagon
road constructed to tap the Jewel road
recently opened up. Sinking will be
commenced at once with a good force.
Should this property turn out a success, which is the undoubted opinion
of the many experts who have visited it
during the summer months. Pass
Creek has had its real beginning.
The new 165-foot shaft in the B. C.
mine has been completed, and drifting
will be commenced shortly. Ore was
found at the bottom of the shaft, where
they did not expect to find any. This
drift will be an important one in that it
will prove whether the B. C. goes dowu
or not,
Two tunnels are being run from the
east side on the Oro Denero, one 100 feet
below *he other, to intercept two drifts
from the main shaft.
A meeting of the principal owners of
the Mountain View was held on the
Kith inst. at Eholt, when the company
was organized with J. Stuart, president;
P. Welch, vice president; Mr. Scrafford,
secretary-treasurer, and Mr. Dorsey,
manager and director. Twenty thousand shares of Mountain View stock will
be placed on the market at ten cents.
As this property is adjoining the B. C,
it is expected to sell like "hot cakes."
The 21, adjoining the Emma, and
owned by McMaster, of-Eholt. is to be
stocked in conjunction with two good
properties in the Lardeau country.
Mr. Kaiser is excavating for another
building, adjoining the large building
he has already built.
P. Burns A Co. have in our town one
of the best, if not the best, meat market,
in the country. One days' receipts
amounted to $300.
A Splendid Publication.
The Christmas number of the British
Columbia Record has come to hand, and
wi their wishing to make the Editor vain,
it may be remarked that it is one of the
best things of the kind from a literary
and artistic point of view that has yet
appeared in Canada. It is not devoted
to mining news, but to literary miscellany of a local and locally historic character���a truly holiday number���representing local talent in literature and art
away above the average. Its production
is flattering to the prospects of this Province in those lines; it is. encouraging as
well to t hose who despair of our evolving
a national literature. If it cannot be
done in those sections of Canadian culture, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and
Quebec, it can in the West, this side of
tbe Rockies.
Among the best prose things in it are
"The Alaskan Question," by Sir Charles
Hibbert Tupper.r unquestionably good ;
"Mae Ihe Immaculate," by Arthur
Scaife, the former bright-minded writer
of the old weekly Province; "B. C Before Confederation," by E. 0. Schole-
field, ths Provincial Librarian, who. in
an article of real merit, gives promise of
good historical work in the future; "The
Indians of B. C," by J. W. Mackay, of
the Indian office, Victoria, a pioneer of
pioneers of tlie Province, and a member
of the first Legislative Assembly of
Vancouver Island, in 1850; and "The
Prehistoric Races of B. C," by C. Hill-
Tout, F. A. G. S., Vancouver, who contributes a chapter of real scientific value
as well as of distinctive literary merit.
"Fooled," by our B. C. Kipling,-Clive
Phillips Woolley, and "The Rubaiyat
of Free Miners' Certificate No. 05534A,"
by J. II. McG., are poems of local color,
worthy of any magazine. There are
other articles also worthy of so
meritorious a publication ; and especially meritorious is the illustrated work by
T. Bam ford, of the Lands and Works
Department, Victoria, who, with greater opportunities in that direction,
would take a place among illustrators.
Council Proceeding's.
Council convened in the court house,
Mayor Hardy, Aldermen Galloway,
Sutherland, Fisher and Cameron being
present.
The following bills were reported favorably upon by tbe finance committee
and ordered paid:
Yale Lumber Co.,  $471.88.
A. H. Lawder,  18.26.
Beath it Orok,.. t  55.50.
II. II. Huff  21.21.
C. \V. Edwards  1!)().��).
J. T. Bedard,  li.OO,
J. S. Corregv.n,  11.85.
An amendment to the municipal election by-law was proposed, and read a
first and second time.
The clerk was.instructed to have 100
copies of voters list printed.
Council adjourned to meet on Tuesday evening 2(ith inst.
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In Connection with the
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Friday, Dec. 22, 1899
LOCAL   JOTTINGS.
George Hills, merchant tailor, Greenwood, intends moving to Bolster, Washington, shortly to do business there.
D. McMillan & Co., Camp McKinney,
have moved their stock of goods to
Greenwood and have opened up on Copper street, next door to the new Imperial hotel. They have a large stock of
goods on the way.
Don't throw away this paper before
reading Sprott & Macpherson's ad.
Robbins & Harvey have the swellest
livery tigs and the best horses in the
Boundary country. They have lately
added several new and handsome cutters
to their former large number of splendid
turnouts.
Rev. B. H. Balderston will preach in
the Methodist church on Sunday at 11
a. m. and 7:30 p. m.
There will be mass in the Catholic
church on Christmas day at 11 a. m.
James McGregor, mining inspector,
who has been seriously ill in the hospital with pneumonia, is on the rapid road
to recovery, and will be out in a few
days. His brother, A. McGregor, of
Nanaimo, who was with him for the
past week, left yesterday morning for
the Coast.
Buy your robes and sleigh bells from
Butler & McCormick, the Saddlers.
P. Burns, Vancouver, of the well
known firm of P. Burns & Co., was in
the city this week.
J. E. Poupore, Nelson, secretary-treasurer of the Vale-Columbia Lumber Co.,
was in the city this week.
A. W. Shatford, merchant, Camp McKinney, was registered at the B. C.
this week.
A. Lucas, Conservative organizer
for the Province, arrived in the city
yesterday evening to make preparations
in connection with the visit of Sir
Charles Tupper next week.
Duncan Mcintosh, of the Winnipeg
mine, and Engineer Robbins of the Dominion Copper Co., Phcenix, returned
yesterday from Rossland, where they
were attending a meeting of the Mine
Owners' Association.
Sprott & Macpherson's watch hospital
has a reputation.
W. F. Tye, chief engineer of the Columbia & Western Ry., and his assistant, John L. Sullivan, Trail, were in the
city this week.
The Pathfinder company is erecting a
corrugated iron shaft house over their
new shaft. It is 30x52 feet with a roof
30 feet high. Work on the mine is being vigorously prosecuted.
Another stage line from Bossburg to
Cascade is being talked of.
W. E. Gillespie, Toronto, will institute
a new I. O. F. lodge at Phcenix on Tuesday evening next.
The Alhambra theatre was opened on
Saturday night, and was crowded to the
doors. A nightly performance is now
being presented.
The Columbia Hotel, owned by W. T.
Koake, has been opened at Phcenix.
The Orpheus dancing club will give a
holiday ball on Friday evening, Dec. 20,
in Miller's hall.
Plans have been drawn for the new
freight terminals of the C. 1\ R, at
Rossland.
E. G. Beer, representing the Yale-
Columbia Lumber Co., states that tlie
demand for building material is good.
At present over 35 cars of dry lumber
are en route between Robson and (ireenwood, containing over 500,000 feet.
Sick watches cured at Sprott A Macpherson's.
Chief McLaren on Saturday took out
Clarence King, the youthful forger, to
Kamloops, and continued his visit on to
the Coast. He will be absent a few
days.
John Mieklejolm, Vancouver, lately
returned from Dawson, and formerly of
the Transvaal and Coolgardie, is in the
city to do business.
TheMiNKKhas been requested to receive contributions to the Mansion
House Fund, which are being taken up
in nearly every city and town through-
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But in buying Fall aud
Winter Clothing from
us, if you are not a judge
of goods you are at no
disadvantage.
Investigate our claims.
We Sell
Shorey's Clothing
which means that you can get the best in the market.
We guarantee every garment and put a Guarantee Card in the pocket of each garment, and if you
are not satisfied with your purchase we refund your
money.
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Belongs to the early purchaser.   The best stock we have ever offered
you is now on sale.
STANDARD ATJTHORS-In gilt,
bound in Morocco and seal,
PALMS and other plants ; the natural
plant���very beautiful.
CHINAWARE���Five o'clock tea sets,
vases, souvenoix goods, porridge sets,
tea sets, shaving mugs, China figures.
BASKETS���For clothes, paper, dinner baskets, fancy work baskets.
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Mall Orders receive prompt
and careful attention.
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CELLULOID   G00RS-
Articles of every descrip-
tion���unconimonly beautiful
this year
We have XMAS PRESENTS to suit everybody.
See our   choice   line   of
Xmas   Cards.
ALBUMS-
Morocco.
WRITING C0MPANI0N-
Seal an-1 Morocco.
TRAVELLING   SETS-For ladies
and gentlemen ; fine leather goods.
CIGAR and CIGARETTE CASES-
A nice present, for a gentlemen.
out the Empire. The list of contributions will be published, and the money
handed over to a local committee.
The proprietor of the Hotel Armstrong expects to have his dining room
in operation to-morrow morning, the
kitchen range for some time delayed en
route having been put in place.
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Harness and
Saddles ��� ��� ��� ������
We have tlrc largest stock of Harness,
Collars, Saddles, Bolls, Blankets, Robes
and Fancy Saddlery, Uardware goods between Calgary ana Vancouver at prices
equal to either place. We are thoroughly
equipped for the
Repairing of
Saddles and Harness,
Valises or anything in the leather line,
lirst-dass   workmanship   on   all  gooils
turned out Under the new managment.
Buy your whips of us.
Write for prices.
Butler & McCormick,
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Just Arrived!
A INeat, Tasty Stock of
XMAS. GOODS.
Call and examine them before making your Xmas. purchases.
Sprott & MacPherson,
(Successors to W. M. Sprott.)
Greenwood Street.
Watchmakers and Jewelers,
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