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THE GREENWOOD MINER.
Vol. 1, No. 27.
GREENWOOD, B. C, FRIDAY, AUG. 4, 1899.
$200 Per Year
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ANOTHER BAD FIRE
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In Greeenwood on Thursday
Morning of this Week.
A Loss of Over $25,000���Strong Suspicion of Incendiarism ���Splendid
Work of the Firemen.
Shortly after 2 o'clock on Thursday
morning fire was discovered in the Pacific hotel, and the firemen, were almost
immediately summoned to the scene.
It was the hardest fire Greenwood has
experienced and the firemen deserve all
credit for their successful efforts in confining it within the limits covered, by the
blaze.' As it stands the Windsor hotel,
although the shell is still standing, is a
ruin, and the Pacific hotel building is
completely in ashes.. I. H. Hallett's
law office is pretty badly scorched.
There was a little delay in getting the
water on the fiaines through tlie fact
that the hose cart had been drawn down
to Copper street by men anxious to assist, but who were, however, not members of the fire brigade, and they lost
the nozzles, which had to be hunted up.
The delay was not serious enough to say
that any material loss could have been
averted had it not occurred. The water
did splendid execution. There were
four strong streams and after an hour
and a half of struggle the fire was out,
or rather completely under control.
Unfortunately, there was danger at one
time of the supply playing out, and, in
fact, for a few minutes, operations had
to cease. This was accounted for by the
fact that the water in the tank had previously been lowered to about four feet
to permit of the wall being strengthened
against possible breakage at any time.
The supply, was, therefore, much
shorter than usual and the pressure to
some extent diminished. The tire was
well under control before the stream gave
out and the supply was speedily replenished. With four streams going the
pressure was so strong that it was with
difficulty the hose could be managed.
As to the management of the fire the
opinion is general that it was all that
could be desired. Mr. Ceperley, who
has a gi eat deal of experience as to the
management of fires, said that after the
firemen got down to work, no force in
B. C. could have done more or done it
better. .
The fire having been discovered quite
soon after its start there was an opportunity to save some of the goods and
furniture from all the buildings, but as
always happens, the portion that was
saved was badly damaged and all the occupants of the buildings are heavy
losers, even with insurance.
As to the origin of the fire, there is a
good deal of mystery, and strong suspicions of incendiarism. The fire started,
so far as can be ascertained, in the basement of the barber shop, in a pile of
wood stored there, and was too well under way when discovered to put out
without the aid of the fire
department. The fire occurring
right in the centre of the town, the
blank left is very conspicuous, but there
is no doubt that steps will be taken immediately toward the burned blocks being rebuilt.
The amounts of the losses with the
insurance in each case are as follows:
Madden & Dallas, loss $15,000; insurance $5,000; E. Weeks, Windsor hotel,
loss $3,500, insurance $2,000; Henry
Sauve, loss $200, no insurance; W. E.
Henton, barber, loss $1,200, insurance
C500; I. H. Hallett, not estimated,
insurance $1,750; Jacobs cigar store,
loss \*200, insurance $1,000. The total
loss in buildings which were partially
insured was about as follows: Windsor
$5,500, Pacific $4,000, I. H. Hallett two
buildings $1,009.
Some rumors of incendiarism having
got abroad, it v.as decided to
hold an investigation/. At 4 o'clock
Thursday afternoon Police Magistrate
Hallett and Mayor Hardy vere in attendance at the court house, Chief of
Police McLaren having secured k large
number of witnesses to give evidence.
Half a dozen or more witnesses, incityi-
ing the night policemen, Mr. Dallas ot.
the Pacific, and Mr. Weeks of the Windsor, were examined. Nothing of importance was elicited in regard to the origin
of the fire, except the evidence of Mr.
Dallas, who saw it practically at the
start. It started in a pile of wood and
rubbish under Henton's barber shop in
the Pacific block, but there was nothing
to connect the fire with anyone. One
witness, in the employ of the Windsor,
promised evidence of a confidential nature and the court room was cleared,
and there is for the present no means of
judging of its importance. The investigation was adjourned subject to the call
of the Mayor.
As a result of the fire the firemen,
whose requirements deserve every consideration, have made a list of their
wants. These include metal nozzles for
the hose, 2,000 feet of the best cotton
jacket hose, a paid chief with a capable
assistant, a ladder truck, aproperalarm,
rubber coats and helmets, and t. fire
hall. The helmets and coats could no
doubt be furnished by private subscription, but the firemen say that if they do
not get from obe city the other items
they will resign. They have no objection to fighting fire, but they want to do
so under conditions favorable to success.
MNDREMOOT LEAD
Discovered on the Emma Claim
in Summit Camp
By the Railway Cutting���Rich in
Copper and Iron���A Remarkable Showing.
The Political Situation.
The latest from the Capital is to the
effect that Lieutenant-Governor Mcln-
nes has returned from Atlin, bubbling
over with enthusiasm about that new
district, but discreetly silent on the political situation. He has received the
resignation of the Hon. Joseph Martin
as Attorney-General, and will doubtless
accept it There was talk of Aulay Morrison, M. P., New Westminster, having
been called upon as successor, but he
denies the report, and Alex Henderson,
��..���C., would seem to be in the running,
except that in New Westminster his appointment is opposed practically by
both sides of politics. J. C. Brown, the
defeated Government candidate there, is
in favor of H. D. Helencken. Mr. Martin has not resigned his seat in Vancouver.
The Columbia Brewery has been sold
by John H. Smith to Carl G. Minter
and Peter Hauser, who are now engaged
in increasing the capacity and otherwise
improving the plant.
One of the most important strikes in
the camps about Greenwood was made
the other day at Summit. The railway
cutting revealed two. veins on the Emma
claim, one 33 feet, and the other over
100 feet wide. The latter is solid iron
and copper ore. This is the same lead
that was uncovered a short time ago on
the opposite side of the gulch in the Oro
Denoro claim, mention of "which was
r^ake at the time in the Miner. AV. T.
Sm.i,th, who came from Summit Camp
yesterday, vouches for the authenticity
of the abcve. It is one of the most remarkable strikes yet made in the Boundary country. . The Emma belongs to
Mackenzie & Maun group of properties.
THE   ALDERMANIC   BOARD.
A Short Meeting on Monday Night-
Several Appointments Made and
Two By-Laws Passed.
Monday night's meeting of the Council was brief and comparatively unimportant. Those present were Mayor
Hardy and Aldermen Galloway, Sutherland and Cameron.
Letters were read from C. F. Alston,
acknowledging appointment as city engineer; J. A. McMillan applying for position as foreman of street work; and
from A. C. Gait, Rossland, re debentures. The Finance committees report
was adopted, recommending C. JE.
Shaw's account for $25.
It was decided that the Spokesman-
Review be notified that the city at the
present time has not the necessary funds
on hand for advertising.
By-laws 27 and 28, which deal with
plumbing and sanitary matters were considered in committee and received their
third reading.
On the motion of Aldermen Galloway
and Sutherland, C. W. Edwards was appointed plumber for the ensuing year.
In the absence of W. S. Keith, Mr.
Ketchurn was temporarily appointed as
city collector.
Doesn't Need Booming.
A. L. White of Montreal, one of the
Knob Hill party, who were here recently, was in Spokane the other day,
and spoke to the Spokesman-Review as
follows:
"I thought I had kept in touch with
development in the district," he said,
"but I must confess now that I had no
notion of what had been done since I
was here last year. I can say to you
frankly that I consider the Boundary
district the greatest in all the Kooten-
ays. There are the most wonderful ore
bodies in the Northwest."
"I do not anticipate a boom in Boundary Creek mines. Booms are useful at
times when camps are young and need
to be brought to public attention. But
the Boundary camps do not require
this. Work has been done which proves
the worth of the country, and when
this worth is fully realized there will be
a rush of capital to the district which
will bring it to the front."
The Road to White's Camp.
As will be seen by the letter to Mayor
Hardy received from the Public Works
Engineer, the Government is willing to
contribute $1,500 towards the construction of the road to White's Camp, providing a similar amount is raised here
locally, by subscription. This is very
unsatisfactory. If it is a needed public
work, why should private citizens be
called upon to put their hands in their
pockets to pay for it? It is time that
the Government took a more dignified
position in such matters. The people
of Greenwood have been going down
into their pockets for every road out of
it, and they feel now that the value
of the camps have been demonstrated,
by reason of their enterprise, nothing
more should be expected of them in this
way.	
No School.
Robt. Wood has leased the building in
which public school has heretofore been
carried on, and it cannot hereafter be
used for school purposes. Mr. Wood
says he cannot afford to allow the government its free use any longer, and as
there is no likelihood of a new school
building being erected before the time
for school to open Greenwood, unless
some other arrangements can be made,
will be without school accommodations
for a time at least. There has been an
appropriation in the estimates for two
years. The $3,000 already on will not
come within $2,000 of paying for the
plans now in hand, and the government
does not seeui inclined to go beyond that
amount. ���    .
Board of Trade Meeting.
A large, representative meeting of the
Board of Trade was held last evening,
and a number of important matters discussed, among them the coming of
Messrs. Cox, Jaffray and Mackenzie, a
road to White's Camp, a Registrar of
the Supreme Court, the better advertising of Greenwood City and vicinity,
the improvement of our educational facilities, and several other matters.
Steps were taken in each case toward
carrying out the views of those present.
Building Brisk.
Two important buildings have been
commenced this week. One, a four and
a half story frame building on the corner of Copper and Deadwood, opposite
A. L. White's drug store, is being built
by W 3. Fletcher at a cost of $14,000.
Mr. Fletcher will also erect a variety
theatre to cost $5,000 at the rear. The
other building is the Masonic block on
the corner of Government and Dead-
wood streets, to cost $5,000.
Local Lumber Combination.
The three local lumber companies have
entered into an arrangement to manage
their business from one head office, with
uniform prices, etc. The firms are A.
Fisher, the Greenwood Lumber Co. and
R. Tillman, and negotiations were concluded yesterday. Mr. Fisher goes today to Rossland to attend another meeting of the millraen of the Boundary and
Kootenay. THE  GREENWOOD  MINER.
Friday, Aug. 4, 1899.
ROSSLAND   WEEEX7   REVIEW
(Special Correspondence Miner.)
There are now two separate stock exchanges in this city, and both promise
to live in spite of church anathemas
against mining exchanges and their operations. There is, according to my
view at least, no sound objections to the
existence of a mining stock exchange,
especially in a country where mining is
a staple industry. The utility of these
associations has been admitted even by
business men not members of any stock
exchange. The only question then is
that of their abuse, for this seems to be
the only cause of apprehension.
The history of the first mining stock
exchange in Rossland is one which presents many suggestions. The promoter
of this association, who was also its secretary, was Ernest Kennedy, a mining
man of some prominence in Rossland
and Ymir. Mr. Kennedy has had a
good business training. He is associated with many notable enterprises in this
portion of the Province, and I think had
his plans been fairly tested, they would
have been sucessfully carried out. Unfortunately for Mr. Kennedy he had to
deal for the most part with an incongruous and uncertain element. Some
of these even have appeared in every
phase of life in this division, and as
they brought no experience to bear on
their work, that they should disagree
was only the logical result of inherent
weakness. The first association collapsed with a closing display of sulphurous vapors, and for a considerable
period there was an exchange interregnum. Then another association was
formed, and has evidently made some
headway, for I find that it has a rival in
another exchange, not with sach a large
membership, it is true, but certainly
with much promise of life and usefulness.
After some years, experience, and
much investigation, I have corrie to the
conclusion, as one has to in sizing up
every trade or profession, there are
mining brokers and mining brokers,
and it would be as unfair to condemn
the entire muster roll of this calling
throughout the world, because as in
other callings there are those who do not
live up to the principles which are the
foundation of suceess.
Perhaps, in no other part of the world
have men without experience undertaken to do so much as they have ventured to perform in this latitude or longitude, but here as elsewhere men must
level up to what they really do. Mere
sharpness unaccompanied by any other
trait will not suffice. There are here
some young men and some old ones, too,
who are mining brokers and promoters,
who are endeavoring to live up to those
principles which sooner or later govern
all human callings, and knowing this I
should feel it a great injustice to asperse an entire profession of business
men because some of the members of
that profession or association have departed, alas too often, from the ways of
rectitude and entered the shadows of
those devious pathes which ultimately
wreck.
What might be done by some Rossland mining brokers who are anxious to
succeed is (1) they might to advantage
use more discrimination and present to
the public only those properties which
possess merit. To be in a position to do
this they should be better acquainted
with the geology of their districts and
with the fundamental principles of mineralogy and mining, and with the present financial condition in London, representing the continent of Europe; and
in New York, representing the United
States of America; and Montreal, the
financial metropolis of Canada.
A mining broker is expected to know
"all about it" if he desires success.
At present, here, in addition to what
I have already outlined is, that the
trade question itself as looking to the
near future should be better understood,
and I intend by this the character of
Kootenay ores, and the local conditions
as regards the reduction of those oreB to
bullion and to refinement. It is not, as
many foolish persons suppose, a question of town lots, of inflated values, of
boom and its attendants; but largely a
question of gold and silver���a bi-metal-
lic question with copper and lead in the
back ground with great potentiatalities.
At any moment inimical legislation
might kill this trade and bury it as deep
as the origin of the ores themselves.
Again, legislation might be enacted that
would place this industry in the van.
Much is depending upon legislation.
The ore shipments for the seven
months ending July 30 amount to 77,-
500, approximately. Since it is not
easy to obtain the figures with mathematical accuracy, some allowance must
be made for red tapeism and human imperfections. For the corresponding period of last year, that is, for the corre^
ponding seven months, the shipments
amounted to 52,000 tons, so that tlie in
crease is equal to 50 per cent., vrliich is
gratifying so far as production is concerned. The average value of Rossland
ore per ton last year, according to the
official figures given by the Minister of
Mines in his report, amounted to (22.20,
the total valuation being $2,470,811.
Now, should tbis ratio be maintained for
the next five months, the ore shipments
for the year 1899 will amount to nearly
167,000 tons, valued at $3,006,000, if valued at $18 per ton, which, however,
does not seem justifiable in view of the
decreasing gold value of the ores which
prevailed for some time. It is, however, not improbable, that before the year
is ended, last year's all-value figures
may be reached, as in mining one cannot always tell what is going to happen.
New ore shoots may be discovered in
old workings, and some new producers
may be added to the list of shippers.
These would certainly increase the all-
round values. It is yet too early to base
a calculation on incomplete smelter returns.
The stock market continues to be featureless, except a local flutter caused by
the report that the Homestake is a bonanza. I have been informed on exceptional authority that the ore shoot encountered is showing high in silver. This
property is situated in what is locally
known as the South belt, about a mile
and a half from the center of Rossland.
It is an old location and it may yet
prove of great value, but I am not going
to be too sure. The annual meeting of
the company takes place on the 8th inst.
when I am informed that the annual report will be submitted by the manager.
This will probably throw some light on
the facts. In the meantime the local
millionaires have been capturing Home-
stake scrip with a liveliness belonging to
the B and B family.
The "round up" of business men
which is slated for during the early days
of this month promises much if the
program be carried out as it is proposed.
Criticism of this program is hardly yet
in order. Much good ought to result
from this interchange as little good can
result from a policy of non-intercourse.
If the convention be governed by a
broad and liberal spirit it will accomplish much that is desirable.
The city is making rapid advancement in street improvement and it is
not unlikely that here as at Nelson the
power generated at Bonnington Falls
will be utilised for the benefit of the
traveling public and the swift motor
will follow the electric light and hoist.
This seems inevitable.
SUPERIOR   LINE   07   CIGARS.
Brands:
MORENA,
INTERIOR and
MINER.
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Made by INLAND CIGAR MFG. CO. of Kamloops, B. C
CLEAR HAVANA  FILLER.
Nothing bat 6\ C. Union Labor Employed.
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-FOR SALE AT-
Arlington, Pioneer, International, Pacific, Rossland, Ottawa
and Commercial Hotels, H. A. King & Co.
PROTECT HOME INDUSTRY.
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DISSOLUTION NOTICE
"[UpTICE 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 MowaHt.
ARTHUR   MOWAT.
ROBT.   PALMER.
Witness:   P.   P.   THORPE.
Dated at Greenwood this 21st day of July, A. D. 1899.
An Ounce of Fact is Worth
A   lOn Ol Fiction* here are facts that the
WHITE FRONT STORE
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 (west fork)
Stores carry a full line prospectors boots, shoes, clothing, hats, caps,
groceries, hardware, picks, shovels, powder, steel, etc., etc.   Just call  at
White Front Store Government Street,
Next Door to the
Postofflce,
FOR  FURTHER PARTICULARS.
WE BEG TO INTRODUCE TO THE
PUBLIC THE FAMOUS
"La Fatna" agar.
Made   from a   CLEAR HAVANA FILLER, with a  FINE
WRAPPER, and CUBAN HAND MADE.   TRY IT.
H. A. King & Co.,
COPPER STREET, GREENWOOD.     ,
*
DELHI
A. L. WHITE & CO.
"O. I. C."
New  and   Second-Hand  Goods.
Furniture and Sewing Machines Repaired,
Locks Mended, Keys Fitted, Gunsmithing.
OPPOSITE   TELEPHONE   OFFICE.
A Friday, Aug. 4,  1899.
THE  GREENWOOD  MINER.
A Letter From Hon. J. H. Turner.
33   Finshury   Circus,    London,    July
11, 1899.
Editor Nelson Economist.
Sir.���I have just been reading your
article on "Turnerism" in your issue of
June 21st, and think it good, but I notice that you and others in British Columbia overlook one of the most important tilings done by the Government
with which I had the honor to be connected. I refer to the financial scheme
aB inaugurated at the time of the 1891
loan. It was the change that was then
made that has enabled British Columbia
to stand in such a high place on the
London Stock Exchange, and has also
been the means of providing money
when wanted by the Province for expending in works of development.
When the inscribed stock plan was introduced, British Columbia had really
no credit here. Great difficulty was experienced in getting it into a fair position before the British public, and only
8(5 could be got for the first issue. That
had to be underwritten at a cost^of 2 per
cent., and the public only subscribed
for about a third of it, but even that
gave cheaper money than the Province
before had been able to get, as after all
charges and deductions it cost for the
net cash received only about Z% per
per cent, per annum. By careful management the credit steadily improved
until in 1895 we issued a loan and got 95
per cent, for it. At that time we had,
however, still to pay 2 per cent for un-
derwi iting, but should have got it done
for one per cent, but for the conduct of
some of the Opposition of that day, who
got letters in the London papers, running down the Ministers, claiming that
they were a set of incompetent boodlers,
corrupt and drunkards. But in the face
of that we got it through, and the public had yet confidence enough to subscribe for nearly all of it. That was a
great advance. Then we gradually got
it up until it was quoted at over 100,
even up to 103, and when I introduced
the Loan Act in the House in 1898 we
had confidence that with our credit at
over 100 we should get for it this year par
or near it, and without any cost for underwriting. Undoubtedly, we would
have effected the loan on such terms,
and the present party could have done
the same had it gone on in a businesslike way. But foolishly during last session the Government stated in the
House that they intended adopting a different plan altogether, and actually when
I arrived here in March last I found outsiders doing the loan in a new form. It
was, in fact, being hawked about. This
had a most prejudicial effect, and after
all the present Government has had to
revert to the old plan, employing the
Bame people ��� Woolston & Beeton,
Glynn, Mills, Curry & Co, and the Bank
of British Columbia���to carry it out,
though in the House when in opposition
jjY>ey had reviled these parties, especially Woolston & Beeton, and owing entirely to the unbusinesslike method of the
present Government, though the 3 per
cents were quoted in the market a short
time back at 103, they, the Government,
only got 96 for the issue just made, and
have had to pay 1 per cent underwriting,
whereas in 1895 when it was not quoted
over 93 we got 95 for it, and also got the
public in, as it was nearly all subscribed
for, whereas at this time there is virtually no public subscription at all���not
even up to 5 per cent, of the whole���
and the underwriters have therefore
over 95 per centi of it on their hands, a
very prejudicial thing for the Province,
and solely caused by the mismanagement of the Government. Had they
gone on quietly on the old lines, they
would certainly have got 98 or 99, and
probably���in fact, almost certainly���
without underwriters. So it cost the
Government about $60,000 at least more
than it should have done, and the good
work of the last eight years in gradually
getting the confidence of the public has
been largely lost. It is such a shameful
and stupid business that I cannot help
writing to you at once to give expression
of my disgust as a citizen of British Columbia at this miserable condition of affairs. The stupidity of it is unbearable.
Here is a Government in power that
wants money; a credit has been carefully worked up for them by a previous
Government and placed intact in their
hands and they deliberately destroy it,
apparently only because they would not
accept what their predecessors had provided for them. With regards, yours
very sincerely, J. H. TURNER.
What Impressed Him.
Hon. T. Mayne Daly in the course of
a long interview in the Rossland Miner,
after his return from the Boundary says:
"One matter that has impressed me
greatly is in progress in the neighborhood of all these camps," continued Mr.
Daly, and is unique in the history of
railway construction, namely, that from
a common centre on its main line situated in Summit camp, the Canadian
Pacific railway is building branch lines
and spurs to all the important mines,
which will enable the various mining
companies to dump their ore right into
the cars for transportation to the smelter. When one takes into consideration
that the whole of this section of country
is heavily timbered, and 4hat the expense of cutting out the right of way is
scarcely exceeded by the construction
of these branch lines, there being many
rock cuttings and fills encountered, one
cannot but congratulate mine owners in
this favored region on the enterprise
that has been exhibited by Canada's
great railroad. A year ago the mine
owners in this section used to congratulate themselves upon the prospect of
only having a nine-mile haul down hill
to Greenwood, but now they will be
able to dump the ore from their properties into the cars at their very doors.
The most sanguine of them never hoped
for such excellent shipping facilities as
will now be afforded."
The Okanogan and Spallumcheen Agricultural Society is preparing for an attractive exhibition at Vernon on the
26th, 27th and 28th of September.
To the Citizens
of Greenwood,
AND PEOPLE IN GENERAL.
1 wish to inform you that it is worth
your while to call on me in my new
stand
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.
HENRY SAUVE.     |
Miners' Hotel,
COPPER STREET.
WALTER WATERLAND, Prop.
A Finely Equipped  Bar,
Board by Day or Week.
TELEPHONE CONNECTION.
Best of Cusine Service. Rooms
neat   and   Well   Furnished.
ROSSLAND HOTEL.
Alf. Cameron, Prop.
Everything Brand New and First
Class. Elegant Bar Room, Best
Liquors and Cigars.
House Heated and Lighted
Throughout. Dining Room under Management of
AN" EXPERIENCED CHEF.
Copper St., Greenwood, B. C.
TheB��t INVESTMENT
In REPUBLIC CAMP in 1896 was the Republic Gold Mining Co
We were then selling this stock at 8 and 10 cents per share; today
this same stock is worth. $3.75 PER SHARE.   A thousand shares
in 1896 sold for $80 to $100; TODAY IT IS WORTH $3,750.   THE
BEST INVESTMENT in Republic Camp today is the ADMIRAL
JL.-.--II DEWEY GOLD MINING COMPANY.    This company  owns
�������� 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/       I-l       rVIC^I-lfll    &     MnUNG BROKER, BUTTE, MONTAHA., V. S. A.
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THE   GOVERNMENT   CAUCUS.
So far, apparently, as the meeting of
Government supporters can decide the
matter, Hon. Jos. Martin must go. It
looks like a downfall, and one over
which there is a good deal of rejoicing.
The last act in the political melodrama
has not yet been seen, and if Mr. Martin has decided, as reported, to resign
his seat in Vancouver and in a new
election to test the feeling of that city,
he may yet prove a more troublesome
factor than is anticipated.
At this stage of the proceedings it is
useless to make predictions as to the
outcome. A more complicated and uncertain situation in politics has never
presented itself in this Province, and
for the present the action of the Lieutenant-Governor is necessary to clear the
ground for further decision.. It is quite
evident, however, from the result of the
caucus that the Attorney-General has
not, at present, sufficient support to
make a successful stand against his
rival, Cotton. What would be the outcome of a general election it is useless
to speculate upon. Political affinities in
this Province are not sufficiently crystallized yet to render safe, or indeed,
any, conclusions possible.
Now that Mr. Martin is for the present beaten, it is not charitable to abuse
him, or to exult over his defeat. In
the less refined physical contests between opponents, it is considered unmanly to kick a man when he is down,
and the Miner does not propose to
adopt a different course where the issues of a political fight are involved. If
the press and politicians of British Columbia opposed to the Attorney-General do not desire to turn sympathy in his
direction and reinstate him in popular
favor, they should not adopt unmanly
tactics. It was the bitter attacks on
him at the outset that brought him into
sudden prominence in the Province, and
they may possibly resurrect him.
being discussed between the two nations.
Canada has proposed arbitration. The
United States government has taken the
extraordinary position that its rights
are bo clearly defined that arbitration
cannot be entertained. It would appear to the ordinary mind, that under
such circumstances there was nothing
to fear from submitting their case to a
tribunal of independent arbitrators.
More particularly is ttie force of such a
contention apparant from the fact that
in the Venezuelan controversy, and generally, the United States has declared
in favor of this method of settling disputes.
From the Canadian standpoint there
can be little doubt about the merits of
our contention. In a future issue, some
of the arguments in its favor will be
presented.
NEEDS OF BOUNDARY DISTRICT.
Among the wants of this district the
most pressing are a District Registrar of
the Supreme and County Courts. We
also want more Justices of the Peace
and constables, a Gold Commissioner in
the district, better educational facilities
and the settlement of matters that have
been in abeyance for some time in respect to mining. Some representations
are being made to the Government and
we may hope as a result of the changed
political aspect that more attention will
be paid to our requirements.
The supplementary estimates contain
appropriations np to the sum of over
$6,000,000 for railway subsidies. The
nearest approach to British Columbia is
a railway known as the Edmonton, Yukon & Pacific from South Edmonton to
North Edmonton and thence westerly
through Yellow Head pass, 50 miles
at $3,200 a mile.
In re the retirement of Hon. Joe Martin, credit must be given, if credit is
due, to the Victoria Globe, which has
been persistent in its attacks on him.
The Globe is an enterprising, wideawake paper, and has paid more attention to the inside situation than probably any other newspaper in British Columbia ; and in fact most of the news we
have had originated from that source.
ALASKA   BOUNDARY.
The gravest issue that has arisen between the United States and Canada is
that of the Alaska boundary. When
statesmen talk of "arbitration or war"
it becomes serious. Perhaps no other
subject of international concern can
equal in importance the one that is now
A very recent decision of the Privy
Council has declared that the employment of Chinese in the coal mines and
underground in British Columbia is legitimate. In other words, the act passed
by the Legislature prohibiting their employment is declared unconstitutional.
That decision reverses the judgment of
the full court of the Province. At the
time the act was passed, strong exception was taken to the right of the Legislature to pass such a law, but as always
happens the appeal to prejudices prevailed. It was held then that the Province had no right to interfere in matters over which the Dominion had exclusive control, but it was considered
popular to take the matter up, and it
was pressed to a conclusion. The decision in question will limit the field of operations of the Provincial legislature,
and very properly, too. Hereafter, the
only way to deal with foreigners is by
act of the House of Commons. It is
fortunate that at last a decision has
been arrived at, limiting the scope of
jurisdiction. When it comes to be
thoroughly understood that the Province
can only deal with subjects purely local
and private there will be no further
trouble. Such matters as the Pacific
cable, the rights of aliens, and a half a
dozen others similar in character will
henceforth be dropped out of the program of provincial politics and relegated
to the proper authority.   It seemed to
be an idea in British Columbia that the
Legislature could deal with anything
under the sun in some fashion. A sound
principle enunciated by the Privy Council is that what the Legislature cannot
deal with directly cannot be dealt with
indirectly.
In another column appears a letter
from the Hon. J. H. Turner, ex-Premier
of the Province. If Mr Turner had a
special it ao a politician gift was finance. His criticisms of the new loan
are natural, and, made before the loan
was floated, are interesting. He practically blames the lack of financial experience as a cause of the loan not being
more successful. There is no doubt
about it that, as stated last week, the
lack of administrative experience has
been the weak point of the present Government. To float a loan in London
there must be resort to men like Glyn,
Mills and Curry, who have had knowledge of the market for many years, and
the fact that at the last moment that
firm was employed, shows that Mr. Turner was well advised in retaining financial agents of such strength. When we
want to build a house we do not employ
hod carriers to make a design, and less
discretion is not commendable in matters involving millions and the credit of
the Province. The News-Advertiser,
Mr. Cotton's organ, has taken considerable credit for the Finance Minister because the loan was floated at a point
better than in 1895. As a matter of fact
the bids for the loan were insufficient
and the underwriters had to come to the
rescue themselves. With the financial
securities quoted at 103 and 104, there
was no good reason for such a result.
The trouble in the Cabinet and the bad
odor in which the Government was
held, no doubt had a good deal to do
with the matter. Such circumstances
are duly reflected in London, the centre
of finance, and whatever else may be
said, no one can deny the absolute unpopularity of the Semlin Government.
Now that Mr. Martin ia out a better
state of affairs may exist. The country
is on the tenderhooks of suspense.
Lost���Valuable Gold Watch.
Mr. Holt, chief engineer at the Ironsides mine, lost between the sawmill
and Phoenix, a gold .watch valued at
$250, No. 0979, Swiss movement and
San Francisco case. The owner passed
two men in a buggy, two men on foot,
and one on horseback. He offers $25
reward.
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THE   GREENWOOD  MINER.
V
THE     GOVERNMENT     CAUCUS.
Proceedings of the Convention Which
Turned Down Martin.
The great caucus is over and the Honorable Joseph Martin has been turned
down.
The meeting lasted till after midnight.
It was a warm night and a warm meeting. No reporter was present aud the
members were sworn to secrecy. But
the Globe has learned what occurred,
nevertheless.,
Dr. McKechnie, President of the
Council, presided at the caucus. Eighteen members were present, the only
absentees being Prentice, of East Kootenay ; Helgenson and Kinchant of Cariboo
and Kellie, of North West Kootenay.
Mr. Semlin first addressed the meeting. He spoke with unusual warmth
and vigor, and it was clear that he
was determined to maintain his rights,
let the cost be what it may. He briefly
related what had occurred���how he had
asked for Mr. Martin's resignation from
the Cabinet and his reasons for taking
that action. Mr. Martin, he said, had
neglected the duties of his office. He
had absented himself from the city on
numerous occasions and had generally
personally neglected Government business. He reiterated each and all the
chargest made against Mr. Martin in
the letter sent to that gentleman, asking for his resignation. As far as he
was personally concerned, he did not
care to allude at any length to the
coarse abuse of himself indulged in by
Mr. Martin. His conduct, he thought,
was such as would meet the approval of
the House and the country. He had
taken the action he did after much consideration. He had no intention of retreating from that position and the matter would be left in the hands of the
Lieutenant-Governor, who was expected
to arrive from Atlin at any time.
The Premier's speech was listened to
with profound attention; and it was
quite apparent that his vigorous utterances had shattered Mr. Martin's hopes
that Mr. Semlin could be bluffed.
In reply, Mr. Martin repeated what
he had said in the letter written to the
Premier. He charged Mr. Semlin with
acting most unfairly towards him. The
Premier, before asking for his resignation, ought to have had the decency to
confer with him and give him an opportunity to reply to the charges preferred
against him. He denied that he had
neglected the duties of his office, and defied anyone to produce any proof that
the business of his department had suffered because of his negligence. As to
the incident of his conduct at the Rossland banquet, Mr. Martin felt that the
Premier had acted with great indecency
in accepting without investigation tho
newspapper reports of that affair. He
had, he admitted, acted a little indiscreetly at Rossland; but surely that was
no reason why ho should be asked to resign his office! Mr. Semlin, he declared,
was more unfit for office than himself.
���I As to the ultimate outcome of the dispute, he could not say what would occur. He did not think that with all the
facts before him, the Lieutenant Governor would be jus'tifled in agreeing to
Mr. Semlin's wishes.
Mr. Cotton confined himself to a brief
statement of his position. As every
meniber.preaent knew, a Cabinet Minister was debarred by virtue Of his oath
of office from alluding through the press
to what occurred in executive session.
For this reason Mr. Martin's charges
against himself had remained unanswered. Mr. Martin might see fit to violate
his oath, but he (Mr. Cotton) was not
prepared to take that  step.   But  the
charges were false. He had no explanation to make to Mr. Martin, who had
disregarded all rules governing Governmental practice. Mr. Semlin had taken
the proper course. He thought a majority of those present would agree in
that. The matter was now before the
Lieutenant-Governor, and would be
dealt with in a few days.
There was an awkward pause after
the principals in the notorious dispute
had spoken. Each of the members present hesitated to say anything; but at
last the few supporters of Mr. Martin
began asking a series of questions of
each of the disputants, all of which
were answered. Contrary to expectations, at no time was there anything
approaching the semblance of a scene.
After the preliminary bout between the
principals, the little excitement and
nervousness noticeable died out, and everyone present retained his composure.
No vote was taken ; but it was appar-
ant from the first that Mr. Martin was
fighting a lost cause; and possibly for
this reason the Premier refrained from
pressing for a decision from those present.
Mr. Martin was dead���there was no
use in kicking a corpse.
Tne caucus broke up shortly after
midnight.
But, defiant to the hiHt, Mr. Martin
strode from the room swearing vengeance on his enemies.
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The report published in the Globe's
second edition yesterday afternoon that
Attorney-General Martin had resigned
his position in the Cabinet was perfectly correct.
This action of Mr. Martin was the
direct outcome of the caucus on the preceding night, and indeed was practically a condition which Mr. Martin agreed
to rather than have a vote taken on the
motion that it was proposed to put sustaining Premier Semlin's action.
Little by little other facts came out
yesterday about the caucus. Mr. Martin found himself almost deserted by
those members upon whom he had depended for support. Indeed, the only
man who did come out strongly for him
was Mr. MacPherson of Vancouver.
Speaker Forster and others opposed
Mr. Martin in regard to allegations outside of his duties as Attorney-General.
Mr. Martin in his own defence was
not slow in attacking his adversaries
and challenged them to place on paper
and sign their names to any charges
that they might have against his personal character.
Naturally Mr. Martin did not feel any
great excess of cordiality yesterday to
those who had hitherto supported him
forsaking his standard and leaving him
to practically fight his battle alone.
He yesterday took leave of the officials
in his department, and writing out his
resignation placed it in the hands of the
Lieutenant - Governor's secretary to
await the return of His Honor from
Atlin.
Consequently although he cannot have
his resignation accepted before that
time, Joe Martin has virtually ceased to
fill the office, and British Columbia today is to all intents and purposes without an Attorney-General.
Yesterday evening about half past six,
Mr. Martin was conversing on Trounce
Alley with a few friends, when Walter
C. Nichol happened along.
Mr. Nichol is editor of the Vancouver
Province, a paper which may claim to
hav5 introduced Mr. Martin into British
Columbia politics; for, as will be remembered, after Mr. Martin had declared that he did not care to enter the
contest, the Province took the matter up
and boomed him as a political saviour
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and was instrumental in getting him to
run in Vancouver.
Since the troubles in the Cabinet,
however, the Province has turned its
coat inside out and now has not the
least use for the man it supported at
first so strongly. In fact, it has gone
completely back on him.
Naturally Mr. Martin does not feel
his bosom swell with friendliness
towards the Province just now.
"Good evening," pleasantly remarked
Mr. Nichol as he approached the group.
No recognition from Mr. Martin, who
went on talking as if there was no Mr.
Nichol in sight.
"Good evening." repeated Mr. Nichol,
whereupon Mr. Martin turned for a
moment, glared at him and with a gruff
sound ltke "Huh," went on with his
conversation, still ignoring Mr. Nichol.
A third "good evening" brought Mr.
Martin face about and then he proceeded to pour out the vials of his wrath
on the Province editor, accusing him of
ingratitude and telling him how basely
he had acted to his benefactor Joseph
Martin.
Mr. Nichol heatedly repeated, denying that Mr. Martin was his benefactor
and Mr. Martin shouted:
"Do you mean to sav I lie," vou Son
of a Gun?"
The wordy row that followed seemed
at first to indicate a fight, but it all ended in words.
Should Mr. Nichol meet Mr. Joseph
Martin in future he will hardly say
"good evening" in his most pleasant
tones.���Victoria Globe, July 28.
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GREENWOOD,
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Friday, Aug,4 1899.
INTERIOR   TOPICS.
Hugh McLean, of Kamloopg, has been
apponited superintendent of the Provincial Home.
Tenders are being received for the
new court house at Rossland, the one
Mr. Martin threatened the city would
not get. It will he a handsome brick
structure.
H. B. Warren, the late city engineer
in Vancouver, has leased three dredging
claims as follows: On behalf of the
Earl of Norbury, five miles of the Tula-
meen from Granite creek down the
river; on behalf of W. T. Newall, five
miles from Granite creek to the mouth
of Otter creek; on behalf of the Ques-
nelle Dredging & Hydraulic Syndicate,
Ltd., five miles from Otter creek up.
These leases are all for 20 years.
J. B. Hastings, superintendent of the
AVar Eagle and Centre Star mines, Rossland, has been appointed consulting engineer and resident director of all the
properties controlled by the Gooderham-
Blackstock syndicate. Edmund B.
Kelly, mining engineer and metalurgist,
Denver, Col., succeeds Mr. Hastings as
superintendent.
C. Drummond, London, Eng., managing director of the Duncan Mines, Ltd.
is in Kootenay.
The Galena Farm group of properties
in" the Slocan have been purchased by
A. W. McCune, of Salt Lake, and W.
L. Hodge, of Anaconda, Mont. The
.amount of money involved in the deal
5h not stated.
A big strike has been made in the
Ymir district on tlie Apex. The ledge
"Wins from 4% to 7 feet in width, and
"has $07.2(5 in values.
Olaus Jeldness has sold the Leland
property, Columbia avenue, Rossland,
to Hon. C. H. Macintosh. The property is next door to the Windsor.
A Masonic lodge is to be organized at
Republic.
The San Poil Valley road is completed, and is being used for wagon traffic
between Republic and Wilbur.
W. W. Banning, formerly of Winnipeg, Man., was niysterously murdered at
Republic hist week. He was found with
several ugly wounds on his head.
W. J. Armstrong contemplates removing his blacksmith shop from Midway
to Kelowna.
W. H. Keary, the commissioner of the
Provincial Exhibition at Now Westminster, is up in the Interior in the interests of the big fair, which takes place
from Oct. 3-6 inclusive.
The work of construction of the Nelson electric tramway has begun. Its
inauguration on Monday was celebrated
by music and dancing.
Nelson Board of Trade has issued a
pamphlet and map with information
about Nelson and tributary country.
Ellis Williams, a miner in the Sover-
ein mine, Sandon, was instantly killed
by the premature explosion o( a charge
of dynamite. His partner was severely,
if not fatally, injured.
There are persistent rumors, says the
Nelson Miner, that the Goodham-Black-
stock syndicate is about to purchase the
Trail smelter from the C. P. R.
The contract system is not satisfactory
to the Miners' Union in the vicinity of
Silverton, and several of the properties
there have quietly closed down.
J. R. Reavis, founder of the Rossland
Miner and now editor of the Republic
Miner, has, it is understood, taken over
the Grand Forks Miner. Mr. Reavis will
continue his interests in Republic, and
while it may tax him to look after both,
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boom.
The Merchants' Bank of Halifax has
established a branch at Republic, having bought out A. W. Strong & Co., the
only bank there heretofore. Republic
is naturally jubilant over getting a Canadian bank.
DR. R. MATHISON
DENTIST   :    :
NADEN BLOCK
GREENWOOD
Graduate Pennsylvania
College of Dental - -
Surgery - -. - - -
Philadelphia, Pa.-  -
A Licentiate of British
Columbia-   -  -   -   -
M. B. FRAZEE,
GROCERY and BAKERY.
Rye and Graham Bread.
White Bread, 16 1-lb. loaves $1.00
A Choice Stock of Groceries.
As Fine as in the City	
Hamill   -   -   Block,
GREENWOOD. B. C.
Greenwood City
White Laundry*
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WILL DO WASHING and MENDING IN FIRST-CLASS STYLE.
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Located Across the Creek
FROM FISHER SAWMILL.
Nash <&
Comp'y.
PAINTERS and PAPER HANGERS.
Sign Work a Specialty.
QUICK WORK GUARANTEED.
SHOP OPP. FISHER SAWMILL
W.   M.    SPROTT,
NEXT DOOR TO TEL. OFFICE.
Fashionable
Dressmaker,
MRS. J. A. CARPENTER.
GOVERNMENT STREET,
Two Doors Below the old MINER Office.
A.   B.   JENSEN.
Horse��Shoeing
and
Blacksmith ing.
Buckboards and Buggies made to order
Work guaranteed.
Copper  St.,
GREENWOOD.        -       -       B.    C.
WHEN YOU WANT
THE BEST IMPORTED CIGARS and TOBACCOS, CONFECTIONARY, MAGAZINES,
PERIODICALS, STATIONARY
and HOUSE PLANTS GOTO
Muriro's,
Next Door to
BANNERMAN'S.
COPPER STREET.
Pacific
Hotel.
Madden & Dallas, Prop's,
First Class CAFE in Connection.
Open Day and Night.
Everything New, Neat and
Clean; Tables Supplied
With the Best that the
Market Affords.
We Aim to Please Our Patrons.
CALL   ON   US.
Anaconda Hotel,
M'LEOD & CO. Props.
GOOD   DINING  ROOM  ACCOMMODATIONS.
ALL CLASSES OF WINES.
FINE LIQUORS and CIGARS.
ANACONDA, B. B.
Palace Hotel,
Snodgrass  &
Kelly, Props.,
ANACONDA,
B. C.
Free Baths for Patrons.
One-half Mile From Greenwood City.
Rates Reasonable.
I
Notice to Advertisers.
All hanges of ads must be handed in
to The Minbb office by Tuesday noon
for that week's issue; also orders for ex
tra copies of paper. Friday,- Aug. 4,
THE  GREENWOOD  HIKER.
13
 A; '  V :
An Important Test Case.
An important case affecting the working of coal mines in British Columbia
was before the judicial committee of the
privy council the fore part of the month.
Lords Watson,   Hobhouse   and    Mac-
naughten and Sir Edward Fry heard the
appeal.   The question arose on an appeal by the Union Colliery Company
and others from a judgment of the Supreme Court of British Columbia on an
appeal in an action brought by the respondent, John Bryden, on behalf of
himself and other shareholders to restrain the company, which owns and
and works certain coal mines in British
Columbia ��� firstly,   from    employing
Chinamen in positions of trust and responsibility  in  and  about  mines,   as
banksmen, signalmen, etc.; or. secondly, from employing them in other positions, as laborers below ground, in cutting out and winning the coal.     Mr.
Bryden alleged that the employment of
Chinamen on the mines by reason of
their incapacity, was dangerous and injurious to the property of the company;
and further, that such employment was
contrary to the Coal Mines Regulation
Aqtof British Columbia.   The company
f.t&fl.-dtyrectqrSj being joined, as defendants) pleaded, that .they did not employ
Qbinarnen in the responsible, capacities
alleged in the .first statement, and as" to
the,;employment of .Chinamen, urYder-
groupd as ,^boreijB, |he appellants admit^ sjOfh- emplo^^ni'alleging that
It was pjeriectjjr 8JBj^;', the  men  being
careful  ana  competent, and  that the
prohibition 'of such  employment  was
unconstitutional and ultra vires.   The
case was tried  before Justice  Drake,
who, in giving judgment, said the evidence established the fact that Chinamen were more cautious  than   white
miners, and there were fewer accidents
among them than among the white laborers, and he came to the conclusion,
therefore, that the opposition to their
employment was not based on their inefficiency or carelessness, but on the
ground that their employment tended
to keep down the price of" white labor;
but on the question of unconstitutionality, the learned judge held that the Provincial legislature had authority to deal
with subjects of "naturalization" and
"aliens" and therefore that jthe Mines
Regulations Act was not ultra vires, and
the injunction against their employment
must be granted-   The colliery eompany
appealed to the full eotirt,  which confirmed the judgment of Justice Drake,
whereupon the  company  appealed to
the privy council.
The Hon. Edward Blake, M. P., formerly of Toronto, and Mr. Cassidy of
the Victoria bar, supported the appeal;
Mr. Taylor, Q C, of Yietoria, and Joseph Shaw of London, appeared for the
respondents, and Mr. Haldane, Q. C,
C, A. Russell, Q. C, for the Attorney-
Gener��l for British Columbia, who obtained special leave to intervene. Mr.
Blake argued that the judgment of the
courts below should be reversed, on the
grounds that the enactment in question
was not within the competence of the
Provincial Legislature, and because the
Canadian Parliament, having dealt with
the subject in so far as seemed to that Parliament fitting in the public interest, it
was not competent to the Provincial
Legislature to impose further special restrictions and disabilities upon Chinese
immigrants. Mr. Haldane, in supporting the decision of the courts below, on
behalf of the Attorney-General of British Columbia, explained that the legislation was not, as his learned friend
seemed to suppose, directed against subjects of the Chinese empire, but the
word "Chinamen" was a well known
term, which in Canada meant *'yellow
men" or "men of color." He argued
that the law, which was passed in the
public interest, was constitutional, and
within the competence of the Provincial
Legislature
Mr. Taylor, Q. C, having addresed
the court, their lordships reserved judgment.
WiU Co-operate.
The following letter has been received
by Mayor Hardy from the public works
engineer, T. C. Gamble;
Victoria, July 27,1899.
His Worship Thomas Hardy, Mayor of
' Greenwood, B. C.
Sir: The sum of $1,500 has been set
apart to aid in the construction of a
wagon road from Greenwood to White's
camp provided the citizens contribute a
like amount.
At the suggestion of J. M. Martin. M.
P. P., I beg to ask that you will advise
me if it is the wish of the people of
Greenwood that the work should proceed at once. If so I woukl-suggest that
a competent man by appointed! as foreman with instructions to carefully examine" the grotind,'locate the proposed
road, and imih'ediately construct it.
The Government will make payment
upon receiving a certificate from their
representative setting forth that the
road has been satisfactorily built, transmitting with this certificate the acquitted pay list and vouchers of liabilities in
Connection with the work to the amount
of $3,000, certified to by yourself and
countersigned by him.
I will be obliged if you will make it
convenient to give this matter your
earliest attention.
I have the honor to remain, sir, your
obedient servant,
T. C. Gamble,
Pubflc Works Engineer.
Sir Jain��s D. Edgar Dead.
The many Canadians to whom the
name of J. D. Edgar has been familiar
will lean* with surprise and regret of
his death, which took place at his home
an Toronto Tuesday evening. Sir James
D. Edgar was speaker of the House of
Commons and a man of considerable
political and literary ability. In the
early days he was sent as a delegate to
British Columbia from the Canadian
government in connection with the
troubles then existing over the non-fulfilment of the terms of confederation.
His mission was not successful because
be lacked credentials, without which
the British Columbia Government
would not deal with him.
An Outbound Party.
Early on Tuesday morning a party
consisting of C. H. Shaw, of Hallett &
Shaw, Clive Pringle, and J. C. Haas,
left for Bossburg on their way out. Mr.
Shaw is going to the Coast for a couple
of weeks on legal business, and Messrs.
Pringle and Haas are going east as far
as Montreal, and will be absent for some
time.        	
County Court at Greenwood.
W. G. McMynn, Registrar of the
County Court, Midway, has posted up
notices to the effect that the next sitting of the County Court will be held in
Greenwood on the 20th of September.
Exhibits for Paxil.
The committee in charge of exhibits
for Paris and Spokane are getting in
their samples for the former, which include very good specimens from Copper
Camp, Phoenix and Long Lake. Specimens are promised by all the mines.
*��   *��  P* Burns & Co*  <&  <��
Ring
�� FOR ANYTHING IN THE LINE OF
Fresh or Cured Meats,
Fish or Poultry*
2| MARKETS LOCATED AT
x Cascade, Grand Forks, Green-
| wood, Midway, Camp McKinney.
THE  FASHION  LIVERY   STABLE.
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.   8tock Well Looked After.
OFFICE OF GREENWOOD CITY TRANSFER COMPANY,
GREENWOOD.   B.   C.
& HELLO BOYS! S
FOR   UP-TO-DATE
CLOTHING, HATS, CAPS,
NECKTIES, SHIRTS,
UNDERWEAR,   BRACES,
CALL   ON
J.  R. RODGERS>
OLD STAND BANK OF MONTREAL.
COPPER   ST.,
W. B. PATON & CO.,
Mining and Share
Brokers.
REAL   ESTATE  AGENTS.
Head Office of Camp McKinney Gold M. & M. Co., Ltd.
Non-Personal Liability. Has
Seven Claims in Camp McKinney.
Reliance Loan & Sayings Co.
of Toronto.
GREENWOOD.   B.   C.
H. fll. KEEFER'S LIST.
{& | J5J|~| Cash, balance on easy terms, buys
N��'Ov one of the best lots for a residence in the city.
ds SBA Cash, balance on terms to suit,
%P*J&KJ buys a fine lot on Government
near Deadwood street.
fttf^JUT) Cash, balance on terms to suit,
���SpVJOVJbuys a splendid double corner on
Government street, 50x105 feet.
d��|   ^Lf\(~\  Cash buys the best, unsold
ment Btreet.
business'corner on Govern-
R. F* Coates & Co*,
General Contractors
and Builders.
HOUSE   MOVING    A    SPECIALTY.
GOVT. ST., GREENWOOD, B.  C.
H A. WBIGHT,-
Boot and shoe
Maker.���...
Repairing  neatly done.    Sao* scroti from
WINDSOR Hotel.
GREENWOOD.       -        -        B. C.
Greenwood  Assay  Office,
JOE C. LUCKENBEL, Prop.
Mines Examined & Reported On.
GREENWOOD, B. C.
Laon
Bottling
Works.
JAS. M'CREATH, Prop.
All Kinds Aerated Water.    Wines   a
Specialty.
SOLE   AGENTS   FOR
LION BREWING CO.,
Rossland, B. C.
The Largest Brewery in the Province.
Families Suppled at their Residence.
Why Be In Darkness?
When H. KEMP can clean your
Windows; also OFFICES and
STORES.
PRIVATE      NURSING      FOR     GEETLEMER.
Leave Orders at
WHITE FRORT STORK, GOVT STREET.
Rates Moderate. THE   GREENWOOD   HIKER.
Friday, Aug;. 4, 1899.
BOARDS   OE  TRADE.
Details of the Joint Meeting at Rossland this week.
Duncan Ross, editor of the Boundary
Creek Times, left on horseback Tuesday
to attend the joint conference of the
Boards of Trade of the Kootenays and
the Boundary country, opened in Rossland yesterday morning, August 3d.
Two members from each of the following
Boards of Trade form the conference:
Rossland, Nelson, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Kaslo, Trail, Golden, Revelstoke, Cranbrook, Moyie and
Fort Steele. Each board has been requested to submit questions for discussion. These, with the names of the
various delegates are as follows: Nelson
���Delegates, J. Roderick Robertson and
James Lawrence.
Subjects���The encouragement of the
silver-lead industry by the imposition
of increased duty upon lead products
imported into Canada. The question ot
pig lead manufactured in Canada,, but
refined in the United States, being readmitted into Canada free of duty. The
question of local railway rates as affecting shipments of ore and matte. Direct
representation in the Federal parliament of the Kootenays and the Boundary country.
Trail���Delegates, W. H. Aldridge and
Colonel E. S. Topping. Subjects���Matters conducive to the mining and smelting interests of Canada.
Kaslo���Delegates, G. O. Buchanan
and H. Giegerich. Subjects ���the advisability of having Yale, Kootenay and
Cariboo divided and incorporated into
counties with a view to building wagon
roads and making improvements to
districts now inaccessible. A resolution
favoring a free interchange of lead; ore
between the United States and Canada.
Golden���Delegates, H. D. Parsons and
E. A. Haggen. Subjects���Those already suggested by other boards.
Cascade���Delegates, Stanley Mayall
and V. Munier; alternates, J. Stocker
and W. B. Wilcox.
Revelstoke���Delegates, T. L. Haig and
J. I. Brewster. Subjects���The necessity
of a separate member for Kootenay in
tlie Dominion parliament.
Cranbrook ��� Delegates, J. W. H.
Smythe and J. I. Costigan; alternates,
Fred Simpson and A. W. McVittie.
Moyie���Delegates, J. P. Farrel and A.
T. Clarke. Subjects���The best means of
fostering and encouraging the silver-lead
industry in British Columbia. .The
rights of the public with regard to railways and tlie best means to adopt to secure railway competition in British Columbia.
Fort Steele���Delegates, Hugh Watt,
M. D. and J. H. Walsh, C. E.; alter-
in.ce8, J. H. Harvey and A. W. Ross.
Subject���The eight-hour law question.
Greenwood���Delegates, A. J. McMillan and Duncan Ross. Subjects���The
necessity of a separate member for the
Boundary in the Provincial legislature.
The necessity of a complete set of Government offices in the Boundary country
and of having regular sittings ot the Supreme court there. The delegates are
instructed to take no action regarding
the eight-hour law, and not to vote in
favor of bring about any agitation concerning the same.
Grand Forks���Delegates not named.
Subject���The railway postal service and
the eight-hour law.
Rossland���Delegates, Hon. T. Mayne
Daly and J. S. C. Frases; alternate,
Mayor Goodeve. Subjects���The necessity of additional educational facilities
for the cities of Yale and Kootenay.
Whenever mines paying royalties on
oatput are situated within the incorpor
ated limits of any municipality a percentage of said royalty should be paid
by the Provincial government to the
said municipality to assist in the construction and maintenance of wagon
roads within the limits of such municipality. Protesting against the collection of royalties on timber cut on mineral claims when used by the owners for
mining purposes. To devise means to
secure concerted action by the Parliamentary representatives from Kootenay
and Boundary to aid in securing appropriations from the Provincial government for public works in those districts.
The necessity of the immediate establishment of a Land Registry office for
Kootendy and Soutern Yale at a central
point in West Kootenay. The desirability of having this Province properly
represented in London and the necessity of an appropriation for this purpose
of at least $25,000 a year.
Copper Creek.
W. S. Keith, who has returned from a
trip to the new finds on Copper creek,
said to a Miner representative: "1
went upi to the new strike that was made
on Copper creek, which flows into Kettle river on the west, twenty miles above
Canyon creek. Three mile's up this
creek is a wonderful showing of bornite
ore, between granite and diorite, 300 feet
in width. The property was discovered
by two prospectors, Irvine Feeney and
Wm. Farney, who have staked four
claims on the lead; two more claims
have been staked by other parties. Several prospect holes have been dug, and
an 8-foot shaft sunk through the capping, and copper ore of good value has
been obtained. At the bottom of the 8-
foot shaft are three feet of ore, giving
average values of 40 per cent, copper and
$3.00 in gold. Although the strike was
made only ten days ago, the trail is
lined with prospectors On their way up.
Coming down I met Patsy Clark's expert on his way up to examine the Silver Dollar on the West Fork. At the
present time there is considerable stir
up both the Main Kettle River and the
West Fork, and the little town of West
Bridge, at the junction, is looking well.
The wagon road from Rock Creek up
the river is second to none in British Columbia, and is completed for about three
miles up." s.
A Greenwood Capitalist.
Among the visitors to Republic this
week were W. T. Hunter and his brother James, the latter being of the firm of
Hunter Bros., who have large mercantile nouses at Rossland, Grand Forks
and Greenwood, in British Columbia.
W. T. Hunter is a merchant at Wheatland, in the Red River valley of North
Dakota, and. has made a great deal of
money there. When here Mr. Hunter
and his brother were on their return
from a trip to Loomis and Palmer mountain, in the Okanogan country, the scene
of the recent great strike. W. T. Hunter is one of the original proprietors of
the now famous Palmer Mountain tun.
nel and is the owner of $500,000 shares
of stock in the Palmer Mountain Tunnel
company.���Republic Miner.
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THE PIONEER  HOTEL.
Greenwood City, nwadary creek, b. c.
���       CI       ���
We are prepared to welcome guests iind provide best accommodations.
HEADQUARTERS FOR MINING MEN.
The    Best of Wines,   Liquors   and   Cigars.    The most comfortable
SAMPLE ROOM
In Greenwood.   Heated by Hot Air.
��� ��� ���
J. W* Nelson, Proprietor*
McElmon
THE WATCHMAKER
Is now located on Green-1
wood street
OPPOSITE THE NEW
RENDELL BLOCK.
Years
35
EXPERIENCE.
Full assortment of material and tools to
do correct work.
CHOICE DRIVING TEAMS,
Cracker jack Saddle Horses.
Distance Cuts no Ice.
We Never Fail to Get There.
Robbins Bros., Prop's.,
Greenwood, E. C.
Ottawa H0USet   H. D. Tompkins, Prop.
VPlf9999
ALWAYS OPEN.
New rooms; well heated;  first class dining room; choice wines,  liquors   and   cigars.
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GREENWOOD. B. C.
GREENWOOD
Flour, Feed, Produce and
Commission Co*     <��     S     S
DEALERS IN HAY, GRAIN, POTATOES, BUTTER, EGGS, ETC.
HEAVY WAGON SCALES IN CONNECTION WITH OUR
BUSINESS.
Silver Street,     <��     <&     Greenwood, B. G
THE   BEST   BEER   IN   TOWN   IS   MADE   BY   THE
Elkhorn Brewery,
HARTINOER   &   PORTMANN,   Props.
ASK   FOR
Elkhorn
Lager
Reer.
PATRONISE
HOME
INDUSTRY.
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. y
Friday, Aug. 4,  1899.
THE  GREENWOOD  MINER.
if
The New Baptist Church.
The foundation of the Baptist church
started on Tuesday morning and is now
ready for the frame work to go up. The
contract for the building has been let to
Smith Bros. & Travis, and calls for its
completion on or before the 15th of September. The formal laying of ihe corner stone will take place to-morrow. at
3 p. m., the ceremony being performed
by ex-Mayor Wood. '
The Reverend W. T. Stackhouse, of
Rossland, Reverend W, C. Rose, of Nelson, local clergymen and others are expected to attend. The city council will
be present.
Local Registrar of Supreme  Court.
Among the subjects which have been
taken up by the City Council and Board
of Trade is -the .very important one of
the appointment of xa, local Registrar of
the Suprem��:a^V-County.Court8 in the
Boundary distri^,;,k great.deal of inconvenience and exfieuse ,^re attendant
upon the present state,, Of affairB.. The^
business of this district is,nqw large and
important enough to demand such, con-
consideration, and it is very likely that
the Government as at present constituted will see the reasonableness ol the
request. It remains then largely a question of the point at which the registrar-
ship should be located. Preferably it is
in Greenwood, as the oldest, most central, and most populous town. That remains a matter for the Government to
consider, and with the facts properly before them, it will decide without doubt
in its favor. However, whether in this
city or not the office is greatly needed.
CAMP  MCKINNEY.
In addition to the Cariboo the Granite and Banner are now stamping out
gold with a 5-stamp mill. The return
for the first clean up a week ago was
very satisfactory.
The Minnehaha's big boiler arrived from Penticton, where it has lain
a long time, last Friday, and the company is proceeding to put it in place.
The Fontenoy and Waterloo have recently put in steam hoists, and both
properties are looking very well.
The Sailor and Kamloops have steam
hoiBts ordered, and are going ahead
steadily with development work.
love and Scott, of Fairview,are building a drug store opposite Shatford's new
place, and Joe Morgan, barber, has
built between Shatford's and Cousens
Bros.
Telephone connection with the outside world has now been established,
and it is "hello" all round.
Mayor Hughie Cameron has been
making extensive improvements in his
hotel, which with paper, paint, and additions of one kind and another is a different looking hostelry altogether. The
bar has been placed in the new addition,
and the old barroom has been converted
into sleeping apartments.
Among the recent visitors here have
been Prof. Montgomery, and Fox &
Robs, of Toronto; Messrs. Cronyn of
Rossland, Poff, Vancouver, and Coster-
ton, Vernon: Trueman, photographer,
Vancouver; Dr. Mathison, Greenwood,
and Bethune, of Winnipeg.
INTERIOR   TOPICS.
The C. P. R. will take over the completed portion of the new line as soon as
the rails are laid into Cascade.
It is reported that a new placer field
has been discovered about nine miles
from the head waters of the Kettle
river, and lies between Nelson and Fire
Valley, thirty miles from the Arrow
lake. Two claims are being worked,
out of which $4 and $5 a day are panned.
Revelstoke has opened a swimming
bath.
Last week Frank E. Starxey, D. C.
Beach and Jerry Spellman, owners of
the Victoria group of gold-copper'claims-
on Christina .Lake, held a meeting at
Rossland and signed incorporation papers. The new corporation is styled the
Victoria Gold and Copper Mining Co.,
Ltd., and has a capital of $1,000,000 in
one dollar shares. The property of the
company consists of four full sized
claims, the Victoria, Evening Star, Copper Wonder and Copper Mountain.
Thomas F. Gaine and M. H. Roy,
liquor dealers of Cascade, have assigned
in trust to J. H. Goode. Meeting of
creditors called for Aug. 4th.
Pasto, the Italian, who murdered Patrick Ryan, in East Kootenay, and who
was convicted at the last Nelson assizes
has had his death sentence commuted to
life imprisonment. He was defended
by Mr. Costigan, Cranbrook, son of the
Hon. John Costigan.,
J;   RUSSELL.
T.  HARDY.
A Specimen Brick.
;   The stagesfrom Greenwood are loaded daily with people leaving that would-
be metropolis'of, the Boundary country.
���Grand Forks Miner
A Custom1 House.
For some time we have been led to
believe that Greenwood was" to have a
custom house shortly, ii is reported
that it is now the intention of the Government to cat that off. Hewitt Bos-
tock is expected here in about a week's
time, and the matter will be brought to
his attention by the Board of Trade.
SUMMER CLASSES  AND
SUMMER  PRICES.
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.
The Lumber Trust Off.
Two issues ago the Miner gave a few
details of a lumber combine that was being formed to include all the mills in
Kootenay and Boundary. It will be remembered that over twenty mill men,
including Mr Fisher of Greenwood, met
at Nelson, and signed an agreement.
Since that time, however, another meeting has been held, and according to the
Tribune resulted in a disagreement,
which will probably upset the plans for
the formation of a trust.
Laying the Mains.
A force of forty men were put upon
the streets this week laying the mains
along Government, Copper and Silver
streets. The work is being done by day
labor, and is very expeditiously carried
on. City Engineer Alston is giving the
grade to Mr. Edwards, Superintendent
of the Water Works, and the pipe is
laid 4}4 feet below the street level.
The mains will extend on Government
street from Deadwood to Greenwood; on
Copper street from Wellington to Dead-
wood, with a cross-connection between
Government and Copper on Deadwood;
and on Silver street from Greenwood
street as far as the Greenwood hotel.
Later on it is the intention to place a
main on Gold street. Water will be in
the main on Copper street this week,
and a hydrant will be placed on Copper
street, south of Greenwood.
Russell Hardware Co.
i
DEALERS IN
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.
BRASS GOODS A SPECIALTY.
Lubricating and Illuminating oils, guns, rifles
and Ammunition; Iron all sizes and shapes; all
kinds of drill and tool steel; black and gal. pipe
up to 3 in.   All kinds pipe fittings up to 6 in.
Agts. for CANTON STEEL.
Sherwin & Williams' KStSdLta*theyare
Pedlar, Steel and Metal Roofing and Shingles.
BEST TINNING AND PLUMBING SHOP IN THE INTERIOR.
\;,',v.',',v,'.v.v^mv.^
Grand Midsummer
Now On,
Every Article Reduced
AT
W. M. Law & Co's,
BARRETT        -        - BLOCK.
Copper Street.
The Attention of
Contractors, Builders and Property Owners
ARE  CALLED  TO  THE  PACT  THAT  THE
GREENWOOD LUMBER CO.
Have opened an Office on the corner of KIMBERLY and MINERAL
streets and can furnish Everything in line of
Rough and Dressed Lumber, Flooring
Lath, Moulding, Rustic, Ceiling, Etc.
ORDERS RECEIVED AT OFFICE. Friday, Aug. 4,   1899.
THE   GREENWOOD  MINER.
LOCAL   JOTTINGS.
Notice is given in the B. C. Gazete of
the intention of a company to ask for
incorporation for the purpose of establishing a system of wireless telegraphy
in this Province.
J. H. Featherstone, in charge of the
Mineral Exhibit at Spokane, was very
enthusiastic on his return to that city
over the prospects of an exhibit from the
Boundary district and of the reception
he received here, and gave the Spokesman-Review a column interview on the
subject.
Duncan Ross of the Boundary Creek
Times, left on Tuesday to attend the
Boards of Trade meeting at Rossland.
R. A. Brown is platting a new town-
site on the North Fork to be known as
Volcanic.
The Josie, in Summit camp, near the
B. C, is being incorporated by Wolford,
Holbrook and Rogers, of Spokane, and
the owners "Cap." Rogers and Joe
Young of this place. The capitalization
of the company ia fixed at $100,000 in
1,000,000 shares at 10 cents each.���Grand
Forks Miner.
Mrs. Foreman and Mrs. Nichols, with
the assistance of local talent, will entertain next week. The specialty by Mrs.
Foreman and Mrs. Nichols will demonstrate the ease and comfort of perfect
equilibrium as a result of physical culture.
Mrs. Foreman and Mrs. Nichols,
Teachers of Dancing and Physical Culture. Office hours, 11 a. in. to 1 p. m.
at residence in school house. 28-4
The Minek is requested to state that
the Bank of Jacques Cartier, Quebec, has
suspended payment. It was only last
week that the failure of the Ville Marie
was announced.
The Wellington Mines, Limited, of
Greenwood, capital $1,000,000, has been
incorporated.
Ernest Kennedy, Rossland, has
shipped the Rossland Maid, which won
here on Dominion Day, to Calgary to
take part in the races there on the 9th
and 10 of August.
For all the kindly references to this
paper among Provincial contemporaries,
the Miner expresses its deep sense of
obligation.
Last evening a progressive whist party
and a dance was held in Barrett's hall
under the auspices of Mrs. Foreman.
In the Rossland correspondence last
week the tonnage of ore is placed at
47,000 tons instead of 74,000 wihch makes
a serious difference.
The Spokesman-Review contains a
two-column description of the Meyers
Creek camp at and around Chesaw.
The greater portion is devoted to the
Review, which was bought for eastern
capitalists, by McEntire, McDonnell &
Co., Greenwood. They have a depth of
130 feet, and a tunnel in 250 feet long.
Prof. Montgomery estimates that there
are 650 tons of ore on the dump.
The Methodist strawborry festival was
quite successful. About 300 tickets
were sold.
Rev. B. H. Balderston will preach in
Rendell's hall on Sunday morning at
11 o'clock.
T. A. Garland, owner of the Anaconda
townsite, left yesterday for Portage La
Prairie, Man., where he will spend some
time.
The lecture and benefit concert in aid
of the Fire Department last Friday
niggt turned out to be what a great
many anticipated, a huge farce. A good
many tickets were sold out of good will
to the Fire Department, but not over
twenty-five persons turned up. The
members of the Department are very
sorry now that they permitted the use
of its name by "Major" Ross.
It is stated D. D. Mann, of McKenzie
& Mann, largely interested in the Boundary country, will go to Asia on business connected with prospactive railway
contracts.
T. M. Gully & Co. have brought in recently via Penticton two carloads of
goods and have now the largest stock of
furniture in the Boundary district.
J. F. Rogers has moved his stock of
ready made clothes, etc., from his old
stand on Greenwood street to the premises recently occupied by the Bank of
Montreal.
Harry Howson, representing the Wm.
Hamilton Manufacturing company, has
a force of 13 men at work on the Pasadena claim in Greenwood camp. The
Pasadena is owned by a company in
which members of the Wm. Hamilton
company are the principal owners.
A. M. Rice has prepared a blue print
of the Boundary country for the firm of
Holbrook & Kean, showing all the mining camps and physical features from
six miles east of Grand Forks to Similkameen east and west, and from Republic on the south to Kimberley camp on
the north. He has another of the West
Fork under way.
H. T. Ceperley, of Vancouver, arrived
fn the city on Wednesday afternoon.
Since being here before he has been
twice to Vancover, and once in Boundary at Grand Forks and Columbia in
connection with the insurance claims at
those places. He came this trip just in
time to look after the adjustment of
claims arising out of the destructive fire
of Thursday morning.
Dr. Mathison, dentist, returned from
a professional trip to Camp McKinney
on Thursday.
Rev. Dr. Robertson, Superintendent
of Presbyterian Home Missions, arrived
in the city on Monday, and on Monday
evening delivered an address to members of the Presbyterian congregation in
Rendell's hall. Needless to say that his
address was of a most interesting character. Dr. Robertson is one of the best
known of missionary workers of the
Northwest, and has been singularly successful.
Rev. W. T. Stackhouse, B. A., president of Baptist Convention, will preach
morning and evening on Sunday, in
Barrett's hall. He will spend several
days of'hext week in the city, looking
over the situation with Rev. Ralph Trotter.
Mr. H. A. Elliot went on Monday to
Rossland.
Messrs. Jaffary, McKenzie and Cox,
were at Camp McKinney on Thursday,,
and are daily expected here.
Among the visitors to Greenwood this
week were Ed. Hayes and Tom Barrett,
Camp McKinney; Ed. Cronyn, Rossland ; Dr. S. S. Gordon, Cascade; A. R.
McKinley, F. Smith and H. Van A.
Switzer, Toronto. Mr. Smith represents
Gage & Co., publishers and wholesale
stationers.
Out On Strike.
On Tuesday the men of the Snowshoe
mine went out on strike, on a demand
for $4 a day. The claim for wages is
based on the fact that the workings in
the Snowshoe are wet. The demand
was refused.
Lost.
Between Grand Forks and Greenwood
a purse containg $70 in $10 bills, and a
miners' license. Finder will be rewarded by leaving same at this office.
Much Heavy Freighting.
At least 40 six-horse teams passed the
Cascade custom house before noon last
Monday, heavily loaded with Boundary
freight. Several of the outfits were
bringing in mining machinery. If the
C. P. R. wishes to secure the tonnage of
this section, as soon as the track gets to
Cascade���in a few days, now���something better than the already published
construction tariff will be needful. That
schedule is quite an encouragemet to
freighters.���Cascade Record.
NOTICE.
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 23d day of June, 1899, are required,
on or before the 5th day of September, 1899, to
send to the undersigned, solicitors for Mary A.
Stanton, administratrix of   the goods of the
said  deceased,   the   full   particulars of their
claims, and the nature of the 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 pnrt
thereof to any person or persons of whose
claims notice shall not have been received by
her at the time of such distribution.
Leamva Gray,
Solicitors for the said Administratrix.
Greenwood, B. C, August 4th, 1899.       28-J.
Hall, Rice & Co.,
Mining, Stock and
KCfll   CSMC    Exchange.
Temporary Offices SJflKKSSS:
Opp.
Have for sale several
snaps; among others
the following:
GREENWOOD   STOCK   MARKET.
Old Ironsides     1 .10
Knob Hill 95
Morrison 15
Winnipeg 28
Brandon... 29
Camp McK. G. M. & M. Co 05
Highland Queen 05
Pathfinder 16
Mammoth     .05
B. C. M. & M. Co, 09
Waterloo C9)��
Little Cariboo 01>i
King Mining Company 29
Helen 05
Rathmullen 08
Minnehaha ,      26
THE BEST WORKMEN,
THE BEST OUTFIT,
For Turning Oat the Neatest and
Most UP-TO-DATE
JOB WORK
In The
THE
BOUNDARY
DISTRICT.
GREENWOOD - MINER
PRINTING CO.
LETTER
HEADS,
BILLHEADS,
ENVELOPES
STATEMENTS,
* CALLING
CARDS,
UNDER BK. COMMERCE,
FLOOD BLOCK.
��co�� *&
A nice comfortable cottage, 50-foot, corner lot on
Greenwood street	
Also a 0-fo ot lot on Silver street, nest locality, on east
side	
$1,300
$1,100
Also 2 corner lots on Government    CI '/Oft
Street     *l ,#W.
Fine Building Site
ON
Long Lake Si
Also other properties.  Get particulars
at office.
WANTED:
Copper Claims.
Lithographed plan of Greenwood in
colours.  Price 50c.  Mailed free
W. 8. Keith, M. E.
F. P. Ketchum,
K
eith &
etchum,
Mining,
REAL ESTATE   and
Insurance Brokers.
Lots in all Parts of the City.
JVlining Stocks
In Greenwood & Camp McKinney
A Specialty.
Mining   Properties   Kxamined    and    Reported   on.
GREENWOOD,   B.   C.
m Q. A. QUHW, M, A. H. A. (irrcss, M. A.   5
|      GUESS BROS.      *
I Chemists and Mining En-
i gineers.
I GREENWOOD,  B. C.
Real Estate
Mines   and Mining.
THE MART
GAUNCE   &  WICKWIRE.
GREENWOOD, B. C.

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