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The Greenwood Miner.
Published   Weekly.
Vol. III. No. 23.
Greenwood, B. C, June 8, 1901.
Per Year, $2.00.
Government Has Issued a Useful Pamphlet for
At the Exhibition, Giving Particulars
of  Rosources   of British
For free distribution at the Glasgow
and Buffalo exhibitions the Honorable,
the Minister of Mines for Britisli Columbia has caused to be prepared and
published a very useful 32-page pamphlet entitled, "British Columbia, the
Mineral Province of Canada," this being a short history of mining in the
province, a synopsis of the mining laws
in force, statistics of mineral production
to date, and a brief summary of the progress of mining in the province during
the year 1900. Eighteen excellent and
representative photographic views have
been very clearly reproduced, these
serving to illustrate the pamphlet and
to convey a more adequate idea of the
substantial nature of the progress tha
mining industry is making in this province than would be gathered by the
ordinary reader without this accompanying effective object lesson. The mining
and smelting industries of the Boundary
district are represented in the group of
illustrations by one view of the surface
works of the Mother Lode mine, near
(ireenwood, and another of the Granby
company's smelter, at Grand Forks.
The following preface or notice precedes the descriptive and statistical matter, whicli has been very carefully compiled :
"British Columbia has produced, to
date, $02,584,442 of placer gold, $12,-
812,860 of lode gold, $12,638,449 of silver,
$7,619,626 of lead, $4,362,583 of copper,
and $40,149,017 of coal and coke.
"The mineral production for 1900 was
"Lode mining has only been in progress for about ten years, and not 20 per
cent of the mineral land has been even
prospected ; 300.000 square miles of unexplored mineral-bearing land are open
for prospecting.
"Mineral locations are granted to discoverers for nominal fees.
"Absolute titles are obtained by developing such properties, the security of
which is guaranteed by Crown grants.
"The mining laws of this province are
more liberal and the fees lower than any
other province in the Dominion, or than
any colony of the British empire.
"Full information, together with mining reports and maps, may be obtained
from the agent-general for Britisli
Columbia, 16 Sergeant's Inn, Temple,
London, or by addressing Hon. Richard
McBride minister of mines, or Wm.
Fleet Robertson, provincial mineralogist,
both at the Department of Mines, Victoria, B. 0., Canada."
The general review of mining in the
province is reproduced below. The
pamphlet contains besides much statistical and other interesting matter relating to the mining industry.
British Columbia, the most westerly
province of the Confederation forming
the Dominion of Canada, comprises
principally that section of British North
America lying to the westward of the
summit of the Rocky mountains. The
northern boundary of the province is
the 60th parallel; its southern boundary
the United States of America or, practically, the 49th parallel; on the west it
is bounded by the Pacific ocean, and on
the east by the Rocky mountains as far
north as the 54th parallel; beyond that
by the 120th meridian of west longitude.
The total area of British Columbia is
about 382,000 square miles, of winch
285,000 square miles are estimated to be
The country is traversed in a northwesterly direction by four more or less
continuous chains of mountains, between which lie valleys of varied width,
well suited for agriculture.
F.ach of these mountain ranges has
been proved to contain mineral in sufficient quantity to be profitably mined,
while the valleys of the interior, lying
immediately to the west of the Rocky
mountain range proper, are gold-bearing
throughout the whole length of the province, and have been and are being
worked  in  places,  to great profit.   To
quote from a report of the late Dr. Geo.
M. Dawson, director of the geological
survey of Canada:
"While it may now be safely affirmed
that gold is very generally distributed
over the entire area of the province of
Hritish Columbia, so niuch so that there
is scarcely a stream of any importance
in whicli 'colors' of gold may not be
found, the enumeration of the principal
discoveries of mining districts shows
very clearly that most of these are
situated along the systems of mountains
and high plateaus which comprise the
Pureed, Selkirk, Columbia and Cariboo
ranges and the northwest continuation
lying to the southwest of the Rocky
mountain range, properly so called, and
parallel in direction with it."
It may be truthfully said that the
whole province has been proved
worthy of systematic examination, or
"prospecting," as it is usually termed.
As yet, serious work of this description
has been confined to within a comparatively few miles of the railways, and
not more than 20 per cent of the entire
area of Britisli Columbia can be said to
be really known, while not half of even
that portion has been examined closely
or in detail, by which means alone will
its value be shown.
It will thus be seen that 300,000 square
miles of country known to be extensively mineralized, still remain as a
virgin field for the "prospector" and for
the investor in undeveloped "prospects,"
a field such as exists today nowhere
else in the world.
Of what value this great area is likely
to prove can best be judged by an ex-
tons of coal and 85,000 tons of coke were
produced, the market, rather than the
mines, being the limiting factor in the
The Vancouver Island collieries have I
produced to date a total of about 15.000,- I
000 tons of coal, and within the past
two years one of the coal fields on the
western slope of the Rocky mountains
has been rendered accessible by a railway, and has made an output during the
past year (1900) of more than 200,000
tons of coal, 66.000 tons of coke having
been manufactured besides.
At present the only working collieries
in the province are in the two districts
just mentioned, but the distribution of
coal seems general, since it, is known to
exist in places along the whole western
slope of the Rocky mountains; itis
found in the interior valleys, at Nicola,
on the Thompson river, and in the
Omineca district; it occurs on the
Pacific coast, on Vancouver Island, on
the Queen Charlotte islands and along
the Skeena river; while recent reports
confirm its discovery in the Chilkat
district, of the Lake Bennett Mining
The variety of coal found is a first-
class bituminous, carrying from 60 to 75
per cent of fixed carbon, from 20 to 30
per cent of volatile combustible matter,
and from 3 to 9 per cent of ash.
As will be seen, the greater part of
this immense reserve of power���for coal
is power���remains dormant at present,
an asset reserved for use in opening up
the coming trade of the Pacific ocean.
In 1858 alluvial or "placer" gold  was
In 1899, however, placer mining was
revived by the discovery if \ww and virgin fields in the Atlin district, a continuation to the north of tbe famous
Cariboo and Omineca diggings of the
past, and the connecting link between
these and the more recent, but equally
famous, gold fields of the Yukon, thus
completing the chain of continuous
placer districts from tbe 49th parallel,
northwesterly, to the (19th parallel.
Fort Steele, Revelstoke, the valley of
the Fraser river, Quesnel Forks, liarker-
ville, Munson, Telegraph creek and Atlin, may be said to have been the centers of known placer gold fields, pointing with no uncertain finger to the
Yukon, and indicating a How of gold-
bearing wash from the northwest to the
southeast corner of the province.
In the vast area covered by this How.
the places mentioned are only spots at
which gold has been found in sufficient
quantity to be profitably mined by the
old pick and shovel methods. Thai
other such spots remain to be discovered
seems probable, while it is certain that,
in a large percentage of the intervening
areas, gold exists in quantity such as it
will pay to mine by modern methods.
A continued falling off in the production of placer gold might have been expected in the year 1900, had it not been
that machinery and water power were
beginning to be substituted for the
laborious methods of the early miner, a
change rendered possible by the improvement in transportation facilities
The modern methods of working
placer deposits demand a heavy initial
outlay for plant, hut a large number o
The tonnage of Ore shipped by Boundary District mines during June to 6th inst., inclusive,
has been ascertained from the mines is as under :
Old Ironsides and Knob Hill Group	
Mother Lode	
B C 	
Shipments during 1900 and for five months of the current year ended May 3r, were as follow
Old Ironsides and Knob Hill Group     64,535
B C     19.494
Mother Lode       5,564
City of Paris       2,000
Golden Crown       1,800
Winnipeg       i, too
Athelstan        1,200
Snowshoe  338
Brooklyn  150
Jewel  150
Sundry shipments        1,000
so far  as
s :
Grand total to date.
animation of the results already obtained
from the small portion of the province
so far developed, results which are
shown in the tables of production.
It may reasonably be asked why development of these mineral resources has
been so long delayed. The answer is
easily found In the geographic position
of the country and in the lack, until recent years, of transportation fa.'ilities.
The metal markets, as well as the money
markets, of the world are in Europe and
on the Atlantic coast of North America,
and since, prior to the completion of
the Canadian Pacific railway in 1885, a
journey to British Columbia was a question of time and great expense, it may
well be seen that the transportation of
mineral or metal, otlier than the
precious metals, from this province to a
market was practically impossible.
The following brief outline of the
mineral development of Britisli Columbia may not he out of place :
Naturally the country was first explored and opened up from the Pacific
seaboard. As early as 1835 coal was
discovered at Fort Rupert by the Hudson's Bay company,and in 1851 the same
company opened up the extensive coal
fields at Nanaimo, Vancouver Island.
In those days the market was very
limited, and it was not until 1875 that
the output of the province exceeded
100,000 tons per annum. Since that
time, however, the market has gradually
increased until, in  1900, about. 1,500,000
found in British Columbia in the bars of
the lower Fraser river. Hardy and adventurous prospectors followed the
stream up���following the golden trail
thus "struck"���and, in 1800 and 1801,
on the head-waters of the river, thej
discovered the exceedingly rich "placers" of ihe Cariboo district, which produced gold to the value "I aboul $50,-
The news of these   rich linds travelled
abroad and brought about a rush of gold
seekers from the then failing gold fields
of California and from almost even-
part of the world. From this time,
practically, dates the opening up and
settlement of British Columbia.
Within the next ten years the province produced about $33,000,000 worth
of placer gold, the greatest production
in any one year being in 1863 and
amounting to about $4,000,000. All of
this gold was obtained with pick and
shovel, withouttheaidof any machinery,
which, as a matter of fact, could not
then be taken into the country over the
crude trails and roads which served well
enough, though, for the pack animals of
the early miners and prospectors.
As has been the history of all placer
mining camps, a few years saw all the
more accessible gold skimmed from the
shallower deposits, until, gradually, as
the workings became too deep for the
ordinary pick and shovel methods, then
only available, the placer output slowly
dropped until, in 1898, the annual production was onlv a little more than $500,-
powerful companies are now engaged
in British Columbia in installing the
necessary machinery and equipment,
with such prospects of success thai th.'
old placer grounds promise, under the
stimulus of hydraulic mining, to yield
an output of gold not previously attained
ii. the palmiest days of placer milling
The new hydraulic companies referred
to have Ink.'ii up 11 large number of
leases of placer ground in Ihe province,
hut this branch of the mining industry
is, at present, only in its Infancy in
British Columbia.
Such, briefly, is the history of placer
gold mining in the province : that it is
only the beginning of such the improved
methods of mining, and the new .lis
tricts each year becoming accessible,
leave little reason for doubt.
It is only the repetition of the history
of all placer mining countries that prospecting for lode mines receives little or
no attention until after the placer
grounds have been so culled over as to
force the prospector into new fields of
labor. Nor is: this to be wondered at;
the placer is the "poor man's mine ;" he
needs little or no capital to work il ; ils
product is cash, to all intents and purposes, and he is his own master���all attractions too great for lode mines, which
when found require so much capital to
work them as to leave but a very small
interest in the property with the orig.-
nal owner or "locator,"  while,  at the
same time, the necessity for transportation facilities for the product of the mine
limits the field of search to within a
comparative few miles of a railway or
navigable water way.
Railway facilities are, comparatively,
recent acquisitions in British Columbia,
our lirst line���the Canadian Pacific railroad���having been, as already mentioned, completed in 18S5, and following
naturally, the least mountainous path
across Ihe province. From the main
artery of communication thus afforded,
prospectors penetrated into the adjacent
country by following up the many
waterways which abound, with the result that discovery after discovery of
valuable mineral was recorded.
Development of these mineral discoveries was unavoidably slow, having
been delayed by lack of transportation
facilities which, it will be readily understood, could not he obtained until sufficient work had been done on the "prospects" found, to prove their value and
to give reasonable grounds for believing
that a proper and sufficient return would
be obtained on the capital invested in
the establishment of the requisite means
ol carriage and communication.
Thus, it was not until 1893 that the
lode mines of British Columbia really
began to be productive, the output from
this source during the six years immediately prior to that date having
amounted to an average value of only
about $60,000 a year, derived from
selected rich ores found near the existing lines of transportation.
In 1893, however, the value of the production of the lode mines of the province rose to $300,000, since which time
there has been a steady increase, until
in 1900 the output from this class of
mining had reached a value of $10,009,-
757. The increase thus shown in the
short period of seven years gives ground
for faith in the country as a future large
producer of mineral wealth, and indicates that British Columbia will prove
to the capitalists a profitable field for
Such, then, is a brief summary of the
mineral development of the province,
the details of which may be more fully
found in the statistical tables contained
in the annual report of the minister of
mines and compiled by the provincial
mineralogist from the sworn statements
of returns by the mine owners and mining companies throughout the province.
This report is obtainable on application
to the Provincial Department of Mines,
Victoria, B. C. Attention is invited to
these statistics and to the growth of the
mining industry as therein indicated,
since they speak both clearly and with
due authority of the present standing
future prospects of British Columbia as
a mining country.
The development of the mining industry has been of such rapid growth
that the demand for skilled labor, or
even ordinary labor, has of late years
been greatly in excess of the supply, and
there is, consequently, plenty of work to
he found in the country for miners and
mine-workers generally, and the attention of British miners is directed to this
field of labor.
The country is great and growing in
importance; there is room for and need
of a greatly increased population. The
total population of British Columbia is
estimated at 160,000 bouIs ; its mineral
output for 1900 was $16,000,000; just
$11111 for every man, woman and child in
' the country from mining alone.
The current wages paid  in and   about
the mines are as follows 1
I Min.'i-. per 'i.iy $8.00 to $8.fi0
Holpors, ponlay     2.00 to 3,50
Uborori 2.00 to '.'..io
lllnrk-lllillis nil.I ..11.IT Mli'lllillliin...  B.OOtO   ...INI
The climate of the country is favorable
���much milder than east of the Rocky
mountains. The conditions of life are
easy; luxuries are scarce, but want is
unknown. The laws are just and equitable, and i!ie administration thereof
lair and sure, as is guaranteed wherever
ihe Hritish Hag Hies at the mast head.
Mention has been made of the geographical position of British Columbia
las having in the past been a hinderance
tu development, It would now seem,
however, that the markets of the world
may in future he .111   the borders  of the
Pacific ocean, and that the disadvantages in the matter of freights from
which this province has suffered will be
reversed,enabling ii to compete with all
in the coming trade.
The  markets  for ils  mineral wealth
; have, in the past, 1 XX   on the   Atlantic
sealioard; in the near future they will
be on the Pacific cast. There will, too,
shortly be refineries within the boundaries of the province, so that its metals
j may be turned ..ut in marketable shape
ami sold from here direct, thus making
1 a material saving as regards freight. THE GREENWOOD WEEKLY MINER.
June 8, 1901.
Given by the   Choral Society
Wednesday Evening
The Audience Showed Their Appreciation by Encores to  Many
of the Numbers.
Among residents of Creenwood are
nianv lovers of good music, so that there
is ample material to draw from both as
regards voices for the rendering of
choruses and part [songs and in the direction of the amount of encouragement
and support essential to the maintenance of any good vocal organization. To
make a thorough success of a choral
society in a comparatively small community is a somewhat ambitious undertaking, yet this is what has been attempted in (ireenwood, and not only attempted, but in a large measure accomplished. To .Mr. Whiteside as conductor and to those members who, under
his baton, have worked hard to do credit
to themselves and their society, much
praise is due. Df course it is too much
to say that the first public performance
was faultless, but it is only doing the
society common justice to assert that it
was decidedly creditable to them.
The following is a list of members of
the society, most of whom took part in
the concert given in the Auditorium last
Wednesday evening:
Miss Amy   LAIRD,   Mis* I..   ('.   MOFFAT,  Miss
Ella Massam, Miss m a en Winkler, Miss Schon,
.Mas. Petcii.Mrb. Farrow, Miss E. Laird, Miss
Miss   Hcherta   FlESHER,  Mrs. K  M. KERRY,
Mrs. a. H. Sperry, Miss Genevieve Massam,
Mhs. Evans, Mrs. P. .1. Mitchell,
Mit.  .1.  II. C. Ci'stanck. Mr.  Maynard, Mr.
.1. L. Smith, Mr. W. \v. Howe.Mii. Collins.
IlASSp;S :
Mil   w.   .1.    McGregor,   Mr,   Leonard  B.
Hodge, Mr. C. Scott Galloway, Mr. Lysons,
Mr. C. A. Atwood, Mil J. C. IH'fiiksnk,
soloists :
Piano���Miss Wilson.
Soprano-Mhs.  Norman   McINNES, Miss Hit-
hkrta FLESHSR, Miss ELLA Massam.
Tenor���Mr. .1.1.. n.mitii.'Mr. llwiuis.
Bass���Mr, Leonard ii. Hodge,
accompanist :
Miss Kl.F.sHKIt.
conductor :
Mr. a. m. Whiteside.
Mrs,  Norman  Mclnnis, of Rossland,
was the only non-resident who took part
in the concert.   The programme was as
1. Part Song���"The Miller's Wooing". .Failing
2. Piano Solo, "Staccato Caprice"  Vogrich
Miss Wilson.
3. Glee, " The Red Cross Knight Dr. Calculi
4. Bolo,V'For All Rternity" Mascheronl
Miss IIchkrta Plbbbbr,
Violin Obllgato by Mr. Kauftmann.
5. Chorus, "The Heavens are Telling", .iladyn
6. Solo, " The Flower Girl," C. Vasehetti
Mrs. Norman McInnis.
7. Pinno Solo, Waltz Chopin
Miss Wilson.
K. Part Song," The Three Fishers". .MeFarren
9. Baritone Solo, " Answer" Rohlyn
Mr. Harris.
10. Solo, "Because" Mrs. Norman McInnis.
11. Serenade "Good Night Beloved"  ...Piusuti
Of the part singing, it may be truthfully said that, except in one part where
for a few bars there was a lack of harmony between singers and accompanist,
the mombers of the chorus did very
well. The several numbers were rendered with marked expression, and, in the
case of the chorus 'The Heavens are
Telling" especially", with much spirit.
It was iu this number that the little
hitch referred to above occurred, but
vocalists by keeping on avoided a breakdown and recovering themselves, finished the chorus ill an excellent manner.
The two parts iu tbis line number were
well taken by Miss Ella Massani and
Messrs. .I. I.. Smith and F. B. Hodge.
The serenade at the end of the programme was so well sung that it wub
persistently re-demanded and upon being repeated was again freely applauded.
The audience was led to expect a
musical treat in Mrs. Mclnnis' solo
singing and this lady in no wise disappointed her hearers. She was on the
programme for two songs,but so charmed
was the audience with her clear
sweet notes that she was recalled each
time. Her first encore song was a pretty
''Lullaby" and in this connection it may
be mentioned that a youthful listener
paid the singer a sincere compliment
when, upon being asked how he would
like to be sung to sleep by the lady he
had just heard singing, replied "I
wouldn't go to sleep. I'd stay awake
and listen to her." In response to an
encore the next time Mrs Mclnnis appeared, she gave very feelingly "Annie
Laurie," which, too was greatly enjoyed.
Miss. Huberta Flesher sang her one solo
well, but it was her misfortune to have
been placed early in the programme,
before the audience had found a means
of expressing its approval in so demonstratively as it did later in the evening.
Westward is your OPPORTUNITY!
The Town of Rendell, on the West Fork of Kettle
River is now on the market.
For the man of small capital it affords uuequalled
opportunity for sure investment.
With title perfect, prices low, terms liberal and excellent outlook, the sales are bound to be large.
the hills surrounding this new town are excellent mining
prospects. Several of them have already demonstrated
that they are mines.
The richness of the ore justifies hauling , it at
present to Midway, by teams, over rough roads.
Good roads and railways mean fortunes. With
the immediate prospect of a railroad, for speculators in
real estate or mining properties, no place in the west
affords you an equal chance with
Prices will certainly be advanced on May 6th next.
Prices of lots from $75 to $175. Terms one-third
cash, one-third 4 months, one-third 9 months.
For particulars see the Townsite Agents
Between Camp McKinney and
Rock Creek.
And Two of the Stage   Passengers
Seriously Injured Last Wednesday  Horning.
Wednesday morning as the (.'amp McKinney stage was coming down Jolly
.lack hill, about five miles Hub side of
Camp McKinney, the driver lost control
of his horses, with the result of a runaway down the hill to the bridge, when
the rig was overturned, Driver Kirk-
land killed, and two passengers seriously injured. Tbe injured persons were,
Henry Nicholson. ,1. P., of Camp McKinney, and a Mrs. Banners. Two of
the horses were killed. Andy Kirkland
was well known in this section of the
country and considered a careful driver.
During May 111,075 tons of ore were
run through the two furnaces at the
(iranby company's smelter at Grand
Forks. The quantity treated during
three months ended May 31st, was as
March, 31 days 19,713
April, 30 days 18,995
May, 31  days 19,075
Total 57,783
This gives an average daily tonnage
treated during that period of 1128to tons.
The average for seven months���November to May, both inclusive ��� during
which 129,648 tons of ore were smelted,
was (lllVi! tons per day. Tbe total
quantity treated to June 1st inst. is
155,518 tons, of which (12,387 tons were
smelted during the latter part of 1900
and 113,131 tons during the current year.
She certainly deserved a recall. Mr.
Harris had to pay the penalty of good
singing, glvlngGattys' "True Till Death"
in response to an imperative encore. In
both songs he used  his excellent  bari-
road connecting Camp McKinney and
Rock creek were built just after an election, and so at a time there was no need
to attempt to "gain or keep political
support."   The intervening country was
tone voice to much advantage. Missifirst carefully examined for the most
Wilson's piano solos were also much favorable route, alter which it was
enjoyed and she too was encored. Mr. j agreed by Government Agent Norris,
Kaiil'finann played violin acenmpain- and Messrs. Chrlstenson and MeMynn,
ments to two of the singers and added all in the employ o( the government,
to the evening's pleasure. Altogether | that the presold route was the most
Mr. Whiteside and the society generally ; practicable and the best obtainable for
are to be heartily congratulated upon u j the little money then available lor the
very successful concert, which  it   might   work.    The  distance   between   the   two
he well   to  repeat   shortly   at   popular
prices for admission,
Last   Thursday the Kossland   Miner
points named is, by the route taken, as
already stated, 17 miles, and the money
expended  in  making the parts of the
that   n led  making was   $2,not).    For
more than four years Snodgrass & Sons'
tage  drivers  travelled  regularly hack.
commented editorially upon  an  appro-! wards and forwards over this length   of
priation of a couple of thousand d
for what it wrongfully speaks of as a
new wagon roa.l between Camp McKin-
and Kock creek, which it states is to be
built along a route that will shorten the
distance by five miles and give much
more favorable grades than the present
road. It then proceeds to charge political expediency and favoritism in connection   with   the  choice of the present
route and endeavors to emphasize its j careful driver, accustomed to teaming
statements by instancing this week's ac- ��� through hilly country runs no unusual
cident to the mail stage, which it avers , ,.js|i whilst (ravelling between Camp Mc-
had been preceded by many others of a ! Kinney and Rock creek. There were, it
less serious nature. The writer of j8 stated, circumstances to which the re-
those comments has been misinformed ' oent accident may he attributed, that,
or has been guessing.    The 17  miles of   iu view of the fact that  the  driver   was
road and during that period never once
had a serious accident, the while keeping time along their run in a manner
that gave satisfaction to all concerned.
Then, too, there were heavily laden
freight teams constantly using this road
before the completion of the Columbia &
Western railway, and these usually got
through without serious mishap, These
facts  seem   to  indicate  that any sober,
killed need not be mentioned here. All
that need now be said is that it is quite
probable the expenditure of $2,000 will
allow of the mad being shortened four
or possibly five miles, but whether the
grade along that new length will be improved remains lo be proved. There
are among those familiar with the country in the neighborhood in which it is
proposed to make the change some who
are doubtful thai il will be. At any
rale it should hi practicable to do much
more along four miles of road at an expenditure of :f2,(100 than it was possible
to.lo nearly seven years ago along 17
miles at an expenditure of only $2,1100.
A press dispatch from Montreal intimates that on 5th inst. the consolidation
of the Miner-Graves Mining and Smelting companies into the (iranby Consolidated Mining company was formally
effected when the following directorate
was elected; A. C. Miner, president;
Jay R. Graves, vice president, and general manager; A. L. White, secretary j
(Ieorge W Wooster, treasurer; A. C.
Flumerfelt, assistant general manager.
The following appointments were made:
W. Yolen Williams, superintendent of
mines; A. B. W. Hodges, superintendent of smelter. The first, meeting of the
shareholders ill the consolidated company is lo lie held in August.
Fresh Ice Cream daily at the Candy
One evening last week a valedictory
meeting was held in the (ireenwood
Methodist church, the occasion being a
presentation and farewell social prior to
the intended early departure for Victoria
of Rev. Ii. Hedley Balderston, B. A.
There was a good attendance and the
chair was lilleil by B. F. Retch. The
proceedings were generally of an informal character, but Mr. Balderston
was not. permitted lo leave (ireenwood
without testimony having first been
publicly borne to the good work he had
done for the Methodist, church in this
town and vicinity during his residence
in it of nearly three years. J. R. Brown,
speaking for the congregation, acknowledged in appreciative terms the energy
and zeal that had characterized Mr.
Balderston's work. He had got together
a congregation and had heen mainly instrumental in getting the church building erected. The congregation were
sorry to lose his good services, but in
accordance with tbe custom of their
church, the time had come when be
must proceed to a new field of labor. He
took with him though the hearty good
wishes and earnest prayers of his many
friends here for his success and happiness wherever duty shall call him.
During the evening, which was very
pleasurably varied by vocal and instrumental music, the ladies of the congregation presented Mr. Balderston with a
purse of gold which they had collected
fsr the purpose. The presentation was
Buitably acknowledged by the recipient,
who the next day left for the coast.
Rev. .1. D. R. Knox, who came from
Victoria to succeed Mr. Balderston here,
was cordially welcomed at a social held
iu the church last night. The lo,:..!
branch Epworth League arranged a
musical programme and  refreshments
were provided. The evening passed by
pleasantly and the newly arrived minister was accorded a hearty reception.
"Of a gasoline stove burned a lady
here frightfully," writes N E. Palmer,
of IClrkmau, la. "The best doctors
couldn't heal the running sore that followed, but Bucklen's Arnica Salve entirely cured her." Infallible for cuts,
corns, sores, boils, bruises, skin diseases
and piles. 25c at .Miller Bros, and J. L.
Strawberries and all kinds of fruit received daily at the Candy Factory.
Transfer of Liquor License.
NOTICE is HEREBY. GIVEN that the uiuler-
siKiie.il will apply in tho Board of Licensing
Commissioners for the city ol Greenwood ��t
tlie next regular meeting thereof, for h transfer
to Bnngard and McPadden of the liuense now
hold by the undersigned, lo sell spirituous ami
fermented Illinois, by retail, in mnl upon the
premises known as tlie Commercial Hotel, Copper street, Greenwood, B.C. A.BRANSON.
Dated ibis llth dayof May.liKil. s [p
June 8, 1901.
As Compared with the Older
An  Interesting Article  by  Herbert
Lang which Appeared in the Mining and Engineering Journal,
Written for the Engineering m ... i...-. Journal by
llerbet Lung.
I have read with interest the editorial
comments of tho Engineering and Mining Journal of March 2, upon tbe smelting installation of the Bingham Mining
company, wherein the ground is taken
that the pyritic process is not of general
application ��� a matter that I had
thought was settled otherwise by the
work and experience of the last 10 years.
I bave been under tbe impression that
the pyritic furnace could do almost anything that the ordinary matting blast,
furnace Cuuld.and could do it better and
cheaper. Better, because making a
purer product; and cheaper, because
using less fuel, and making a more concentrated product upon which the refining charges were less. In this belief
I am followed by many who have practiced this form of smelting where it has
attained its best development.
Doubtless the Journal has cogent reasons for coining to a different conclusion
but it will, I hope, give me tlie opportunity of enlarging somewhat upon tlie
conclusion to which those have come
who have had actual experience with
tlie process. In this connection I would
like to discuss with some fullness the
various points that are brought up in
tlie editorial referred to.
First, as to the matter of making a
high grade product out of low grade sulphides ; the pyritic process cannot make
a 50 per cent matte out of 1 per cent ore,
but it can and does regularly make 20
per cent matte out. of 3 per cent ore,
whicli is better than any other method
can do. The question is not whether a
process can attain some difficult or impossible ideal, but whether it can do as
well or better than any other process on
given ores. A great many injudicious
claims have undoubtedly been made for
the pyritic process, as for others, and it
has been rather the fashion for those
who meditate erecting smelting works
to insist upon the performance of some
difficult, or in the present state of the
art unattainable, rate of smelting or degree of concentration, rather than to demand reasonable advantages over other
processes that suggest themselves.
It is not a little curious that tlie extensive adoption of the converter as a
means of bringing forward copper matte
to the metallic condition should have
operated to retard in considerable
measure the introduction of pyritic
smelting, especially in its application to
heavy cupiferous sulphides. This was
because it was early ascertained that
tbe fusion of such ores, which commonly
contain a very large proportion of iron,
sulphur and other oxidizable constituents which cannot be removed to a
sufficient extent by the pyritic agencies,
does not give a matte at the first smelting of sufficiently high a tenor to admit
of profitable bessemerizing at once. It
then became a question of roasting the
raw ore and then fusing it, thereby getting a rich enough matte, or of first
smelting the raw ore pyrltically and
afterward either re-smelting the first
matte along with silicious ores, or of
masting the lirst matte and then re-
smelting it. At. the final operation the
matte is found enriched and fused, and
the bessemerizing can he at once applied. Al the Mount Lyell works in
Tasmania they deal with heavy pyrites,
which are smelted pyrltically, along
with silicious Mux. The pyrites carry
but about 3 per cent of copper, but are
concentrated to such an extent in this
sinule fusion that the matte contains
over 20 per cent copper, which corresponds to a concentration of nearly 6
tons into I. The company's report for
the half year ending September, 1899,
discloses that the average assay of their
pyrites at that time was 3.38 per cent;
and that of the matte 21.12 per cent; so
that the ratio of pyrites to matte was
about. b% to 1. Their practice is to
flux with barren silica and with limestone. As converting is a part of the
work in Tasmania, the matte is next refused with silica in the pyritic manner,
raising its tenor to about 50 per cent,
which answers best for the converting
process. The second fusion thus puts
2'H tons into 1, which corresponds well
with the achievements of our American
pyritic smelters, as I shall have occasion
to note further on.
It is undeniable that shipping a low
grade matte to market deprives the
smelter of the use of a considerable
amount of iron  which would be of ser
vice in the fluxing of silicious ores, but
conditions under which this combined
iron would become useful are not the
same with the pyritic as with the ordinary method. In either case there must
be an excess of silicious fluxing oreB���
not merely barren silica���whose reduction is of moment to the general plan.
I do not by any means advocate shipping a low grade product, for the very
apparatus whicli is necessary to produce
a low grade matte can by another operation or two on much diminished quantities produce a much enriched matte or
metal; but I do not like to overestimate
the fluxing power of the iron thus set
free.    It amounts, on the ton of 21)  per
cent matte raised to50 per cent, to 500
pounds, nearly, or metallic iron, which
when converted into tlie form of ferrous
oxide will take up about 275  pounds  of
quartz, bringing it to the singulo-silicate
degree, when the smelting is done in the
pyritic furnace.    If we use the ordinary
method, common practice dictates the
formation of a more basic slag, kept low
in silica purposely, so as to retain a certain fluxing power  when added to the
ore charge. In this case the preliminary
roasting of the 20 per cent  matte would
set free practically the same amount of
iron,   whose  saturating   power  as   to
silica would be the same In the final result.    Here are two practical considerations which, though, having no important bearing on the choice of processes,
still are worth stating.   It is a fact that
the "ordinary" slag derived from smelting roasted matte may be made lower in
silica   than   probably   any pyritic slag
whatever, and would therefore be pre
ferred as an addition to the ore charge,
where the virtues of a heavy irony sub-
silicate slag as basic flux  are much  appreciated.    In this case the slag is not
only a welcome addition to  hard smelting mixtures, but by reason of its basicity   it  invariably    contains   valuable
metals onlv to be recovered by re-smelting.   On  the other  hand, pyritic work
results in making slags of a  more acid
character���in fact, so far as I  know, we
cannot make a sub-silicate in that furnace���slags which  have less value  as
flux, but which carry off less valuable
metal than the above basic ones.   There
is consequently less reason or none at
all for re-smelting them,even when they
arise from the retreating of mattes high
in   copper.     These considerations   are
of course too obscure for the ordinary
reader to take much note of,  but they
should have their weight with engineers
when the selection of a process is under
advisement.    It appears from  the foregoing   that  when   the   operations   are
carried equally far, the fluxing properties   of the  iron  are utilized in many
cases more fully in the pyritic than in
tbe otlier model, while were the iron  to
be driven  into very acid slags, I think
that the advantage  would  be with  the
"ordinary,"  inasmuch  as the way has
not been shown to the  making of such
slagB in the pyritic stack.    It has been
observed by  pyritic smelter men that
that furnace "chooses its  own slag," as
Dr.   Carpenter    cleverly  expresses  it.
The metallurgist finds himself compelled
to respect the choice, and when  he conforms to it the most nearly  he finds it
doing its best  work,   Silica,   whicli is
the ruling substance in smelting, can be
compelled to ally itself with various proportions  of   iron   oxide,   for example,
varying conditions; but under the conditions    ordinarily    prevailing   in   the
pyritic   furnace    silica   takes   up  just
enough ferrous oxide to form the singulo-
silicate.    I say ordinarily, for it may be
that   with   a  higher or  hotter blast a
more acid compound  would be formed.
This tendency is obscured by the  presence   of   some   other  substances,  particularly of alumina, which is even more
difficult  to  understand  than   to smelt.
With lime the tendency is to form the
blsllicate, and as this is  a stronger base
than iron, it happens that the amount
of   decomposition    of    the   sulphides
brought   about  in   the pyritic stack depends directly upon the excess of silica
above  that  necessary  to  make a bisili-
cate  with   the   lime   present.    The  remaining silica (assuming the absence of
other bases) retards  the smelting of the
charge until by the combined action  of
the oxygen blown in and the excess of
silica, enough pyrites are decomposed to
furnish   the  iron   to saturate the excess
of silica.    I ask the reader's particular
attention  to  these  statements  because
they embrace fundamental  facts  about
the   process   which   have not hitherto
been   published.     The    improvements
which have been introduced  under  the
name   of  pyritic  smelting come under
two     heads,     namely,     the    use     of
the heated blast, which we owe to  Mr.
Austin, and those other agencies, which
I may summarize as the influence of
the acidity  of  the charge.   The  latter
principle was discovered   independently
by several workers, including the writer,
who  will  have  more  to  say  upon this
subject at a   later date.    As a  general
thing we may say that as the proportion
of   silica  in   the  charge  increases,   the
matte-fall    diminishes;    or,    in   other
words, the concentration   increases with
the   silica.    At   the  same  time, and in
the same proportion perhaps, the rate of
smelting diminishes, (iiven a charge
very rich in pyrites, while the silica remains quite low there will he hut slight
formation of ferrous oxide, and consequently small concentration ; but the
furnace will run tumultuoiisly, putting
through an immense quantity of ore.
Whether this style of work, where so
great, a quantity of matte is formed of
necessarily low grade, will pay, is a
question to be decided or. the spot and
not to be dogmatized ahout at a distance. It is understand that at Tilt
Cove, Newfoundland, the practice is, or
was, to put but two or three tons into
one. which they were enabled to do
wholly without artificial fuel���the oxidation of a very small part of tiie sulphides,
and, as we may suspect, the burning of
a part of the volatilized sulphur in the
interstices of the charge, together with
some heat derived from the formation
of silicates, sufficing to fuse the charge.
Had they sought a higher concentration
it could have heen had by adding silica ;
but this, if done to much extent, would
have necessitated the addition also of
coke. While but little slag is formed,
with a good deal of matte, the heat requirements are not rigid. Almost anything suffices to melt the charge; but
the formation and thorough fusion of
large quantities of slag, on account, no
doubt, of its higher specific and altent
heat, require a great deal of caloric. It
might he supposed by those who are not
familiar with the actual running of
pyritic furnaces that the extensive decomposition of sulphides brought about
by the presence of large amounts of
silica and the attendant liberation of
heat through the formation of silicates,
would result in the production of heat
to keep pace with the increased requirements ; and this is a rational auppostion.
But in practice, from causes not yet
fully understood, it does not seem to be
the case, and we are obliged to add more
and more coke to supply the deficiency.
As it stands at present it seems impossible to smelt without fuel, except when
getting a very low rate of concentration,
say of 2 or 3 into 1; while higher rates
of concentration require the addition of
coke. This statement I give as my own
impression, gathered from what others
have jeported. I have never been so
situated as to be able to experiment on
smelting entirely without fuel, which is
an ideal pursuit, and so far as I am
aware, only carried on at theone locality
��� In consequenue of the discovery of tlie
influence of silica on the decomposition
of the sulphides, it becomes possible to
smelt pyritically with the cold blast and
several plants hitheroo run with the hot
blast dropped it and took to the use of
cold air and an increased percentage of
coke. About the economy of this proceeding it is difficult to speak in general
terms, the conditions varying so widely
in different localities; but apart from
the increased difficulty of running the
hot air plant, I should say that under
most conditions the hot air installation
would prove considerably more economical. No doubt it lias been discarded
sometimes to simplify the plant, additional reasons being the imperfection
and cost of maintenance of hot blast
stoves in general. Considerations of the
cost of fuel come in also, there being
evidently far less incentive to keep up
and run the stove wdiere coke is cheap
than where it is dear. The cold blast
furnaces working on this plan use from
10 to 20 per cent of coke, according to its
quality, the character af the ore mixture
or the degree of concentration sought.
It is impossible to say what the average
amount is, statistics of this sort being
hard to get, and there being furthermore a strong disinclination on the part,
of furnace conductors to tell the truth
about their coke consumption, For this
and for other reasons it is not possible
to compare the hot with the cold blast
methods in general, though we may .1..
so ill specjfic instances. Itis well known
that charges have been smelted in the
pyritic hot blast furnace entirely without, fuel, and thai continuous and successful work has been done with as little as 2 per cent when the charges were
fusible Three per cent is frequently
used, with excellent results. I suppose
that if the actual amount of coke ues.l
in prolonged campaigns were compared
with the amount of material charged,
the result thus giving the true showing
of the coke consumption, it would he
somewhat higher than what is usually
claimed. But in any event the saving
by the use of the hot over the cold blast
must be two-thirds of the coke, I should
think. I'nder the conditions prevailing
in the mining districts it costs from 20
to MX cents per ton of charge to heat the
blast, from which we may approach
somewhat near to the actual saving hy
I that means.
A full realization of the important
consequences of the acidity of tliechaige
makes pyritic smelting seem a very different thing, not only from the ordinary
method of blast furnace smelting, but
from pyritic smelting as we knew it.
The practice and experiments of the
inst few vears have let a flood of iniicli-
n.'.'iled light upon the subject and placed
I (Concluded in next issue,)
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will be at
store on
June 8,10 and 11
for the purpose of fitting
"W. B." and "La Vida"
Corsets. <M Ladies desiring
stylish, well-fitting and the
most up-to-date American
Corsets, will do well to call
on her on one of the above
dates, as she will be pleased
to explain and demonstrate
the merits of the above
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corsets. <M Don't forget the
dates June  8,   10  and   II.
June 8, 1901.
Capital, $8,000,000
HOK. GEO. A. COX, President.   -   -   B. E. WALKER, General Manager.
J. H. PI.OMMER, Ass't Gen. Manager.
vocabulary of chaste English (acquired
in Kingston military college) in his endeavors to fully and forcibly express
his opinion of the present editor of the
Advance. Those two words would be
valuable acquisitions to the language.
Tiik  Miner   has again been requested
Rest, $2,000,000      ��;  to give information iu  reference to the
"booming" on Kock creek. So far as
we can learn, placer mining on Hock
creek by the "booming" processs is not
likely to prove injurious to the shareholders in the company or to the bedrock in the stream. Owing to high
water, the scheme for  the present may
9trVWMMNWrV!rMWmVM^ > be ���M ,0 be in "  Btate "f e<lu,librian
.). R. Brown. .1. I'. McLbod.
Naden-Flood block. Greenwood,  B. C.
Auditor, Etc.,
Greenwood, B. C.
high  grade ore  bodies as there are  in |
any portion of   British   Columbia.    The
pamphlet was apparently issued  more!
tSarriSterS,     oOllCltOrS, i for political purposes  than through any
Notaries    Public     EtC   i('ps're   t0  P'ace  tne   railway  situation
j fairly   before   the   public.     While   tlie
! Miner  at   the last provincial  election
j opposed the party at present In  power,
j it must admit that the railway policy of
i the Dunsmuir government is in the best
interests of the people of the province,
and   that in the solution of the railway
; problem British Columbia is  far  in the
lead of the older  provinces of the  Dominion.
A mixixii man, who is familiar with
the Mother Lode, in Deadwood camp,
said a few evenings since, that the mine,
without further development, could
maintain its present regular shipments
of ore for three years.   This means that
with a depth of 300 feet, there are nearly
$10,000,000 worth of ore in sight. Allowing for mining and treatment the net
value of the output of the mine in the
next three years should amount to
nearly fd.OOO.OOO.
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Legal notices 10 and 5 cents per line.
The police department of (ireenwood
do not appear to show a proper regard
for the personal safety of those under
their care. Thursday morning, a prisoner
charged with theft, fell off the back
fence of the jail, but fortunately was not
seriously injured, at least not sufficiently
injured to prevent his continuing up the
hill and losing himself in the brush.
The tire chief, being the only person
around the building at the time, commenced immediate search but was unsuccessful. Later in the day a search
party, composed f Chief McLaren. City
Clerk Taylor, Officer Lawder and C. P.
R, Officer Bullick, went out hut were unsuccessful, and it is now feared that the
man is lost and may perish in the hills
south of the town. While no particular
blame can be attached to any of the
police department, still it is not a very
good place to allow prisoners to take
their gymnasium exercises on the back
fence of the city lock-up, as a slight
error in practice might result in a fall
and serious injury to the performer.
We hope the police commissioners will
issue orders prohibiting this very dangerous practice, and that in future
prisoners will be required to take necessary exercise on the streets under the
charge of Driver Currie. In the case of
robust, criminals, leg-irons might prove
A pamphlet entitled, "C. P. R. vs.
Tbe People of British Columbia," was
distributed in Greenwood during the
past week. It deals with the action of
the provincial government in reference
to the Coast-Kootenay railway. As the
railway question has heen settled, at
least for the present year, the pamphlet
may he classed as ancient history, except for its reference to the ores of the
Boundary. The statement is made:
"While in the Boundary district the ore
is not of so rich a quality as that contained in the Slocan or Kootenay, it is
very much greater in bulk, and it is a
well known fact that the production of
a large quantity of low grade ore requires a much greater population, and is
infinitely better for a country from a
manufacturing and commercial standpoint than is tlie production of an equal
value of high grade ore." It is doubtful if tbe large bodies of ore in the Boundary are of lower grade than the large
bodies of ore in the Kootenay. Taking
into consideration the cost of treatment,
we believe the large ore bodies of the
Boundary will give higher net returns
per ton than the ores of the Le Roi, the
War Kagle or the Center Star in Boss-
land camp, while the ore bodies in this
district are much larger than those of
Kossland.     In   Boundary   we   have as
Lost���On Thursday morning, between
the city lock-up and the international
boundary line, a man, charged with the
theft of cigars from the C. P. R. freight
sheds. When last seen he was passing
the hospital, apparently in haste, with
the chief of the fire department a good
second, and also in haste. The man
was without coat or hat, and will probably have a discoloration of the skin on
both shoulders, caused by a club in the
hands of the fire chief. Finder will be
suitably rewarded on returning same to
city clerk's office, (ireenwood, B. C, in
person, by mail or express.
"The attention of those persons who
take an interest in British Columbia
mines is so devoted to Kossland that the
other districts do not receive the notice
which they merit." We nre glad to see
this acknowledgement in an English
publication, and especially in a mining
journal of the high standing of the
Colonial Goldfields Gazette. There is
hope that this disposition to overlook
the claims of other districts to notice
and consideration will be corrected
Kossland has a good mine or two, but it
does not constitute the whole of Britisli
Columbia by any menus It is high
time Englishmen who are interested in
minining should get this fact freely circulating in their heads.���Nelson   Miner.
An American exchange says: "When
a mine has become forfeit, by reason of
failure to do assessment work annually,
all the improvements are forfeited with
it, and the mining claim being relocated
the claimants have the right to the improvements. A mill would be an improvement that, would become forfeit.
If the mill which had been used in connection with the mine was built on a
separate millsite location it would not
become forfeit by failure to do assessment work on the mine, and could not
be located or claimed with the mine.
The mill on a millsite claim is the property of the builders till it is abandoned.
The payment of taxes is evidence that it
is not abandoned.
The Nelson Miner says "that a dismal
croak" comes from this paper in reference to the possibility of capital-labor
difficulties in the Kootenays. It is to
be hoped that the Nelson Miner's view
of the situation is the correct one. As
that paper is credited with being the
organ of the Mine Owners' association,
its statement "that there is no visible
reason why the trouble should extend
beyond Northport," may be taken as
official. If the mine owners are reasonable there is very little danger of the
miners making unreasonable demands,
or in any way endeavoring to change
present conditions.
The editor of the Nelson Tribun
states that his opinion of the editor of
the Midway Advance could be expressed
in "two words." Produce the words,
John ! The editor of this paper was associated with Mr. Grouse on a survey
for the greater part, of a year, and we
know a civil engineer who, on several
occasions,  exhausted  a  very   complete
The Kossland Miner has roused a
modest man. Bernard Macdonald, resident manager of the B. A. C��� writes to
that paper thus: 'I read with much
regret the editorial made of me in your
issue of this date. I have great personal
dislike against notoriety of this kind.
Already a number of my friends have
asked me how much the editorial cost
me, and I have no doubt you will he
equally embarrassed if you are called
upon to explain what you did with the
consideration you received for it."
Druggists and Jewelers
Have added to their already
extensive   stock   a  complete
line of Assay Supplies*
Quotations furnished to Mines
and Smelters.
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A Boston merchant who has been in
teyviewed for the Salem News said:
"The biggest advertiser will in time net
the  most  business.    A   newspaper will
in 24 hours or less get an announcement
before the greater part of the buying
public, reaching thousands who pay no
attention to other forms of publicity.
Newspaper advertising is dignified,
specific and prompt to bring results."
A NEWSPAPER man who cannot stand
for the abuse and backcapping of the
entire community, and non-support from
men who do the most kicking and the
least to help their town's criterion in
the outside world, need not pitch his
tent in the Kootenays. Abuse is but
the barometer of the good a newspaper
is doing. The more abuse by the disgruntled the more effective has been the
work done.��� Lardeau Eagle.
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Lager x3.j.fr
BV .    y It    Is    kept   on
nnf '*    '        \ Draught or in  Bot-
ties by all the Lead
ng Hotels in this
District, \3
June 8, 1901.
Of the Kettle River Mining .Division of Tale
May 21.
Nettie May,  Long Lake camp, Thomas
F. Kane.
Salamanca,    Deadwood   camp,    Thos.
Rideau, Greenwood camp, Geo. Heath-
May 22.
Marguerite, West Kimberly camp,  Edwin A. Aubin.
May 23.
Copper Wedge, demons camp,   .1.  E.
(irand View, Clemons camp, II. Fayrer.
King, Kimberly camp, F. Flett.
" May 28.
Bronco,   Kock creek,  Wm.  Smith and
.lohn McKenzie.
Big Iron, Central camp, A. ,1. Flett.
Extension, Beaver camp, Chas.  R.  Pittock.
May 29.
Mable, Greenwood camp, John Mulligan.
Lake  View,  Summit camp, Peter McBride.
May 30.
Acorn, Kimberly camp, Edward Pope.
Elgin, Kimberly camp, Edward Pope.
May 31.
Reco, Deadwood, Alf. Plant.
June 1.
Mountain Lion, Clemons camp, J. E.
Black Bear,  Clemons camp,  II. W. S.
June 8.
McQuaid, Clemons camp, II.  McQuaid,
Tamarac,  Providence camp, J, W. Nelson.
Mayflower, Kholt creek, Thos. Dobie.
June 4.
Rattler, Anarchist mountain, V. O'Connor, Frank Hutton and D. W. Walker.
Vanessa, Anarchist mountain, V. O'Connor.
Good Hope,   Anarchist   mountain,   V.
O'Connor, et al.
Kholt, Skylark camp, Fred Morser et al.
Rosa, Deadwood camp, J. G. Billings.
June 5.
Louisa, Providence camp, J. R. Porter.
June 6.
Cnicorn, Long Cake camp,David Stinger.
F. B. Holmes, V. (j.; Wellington Kleon,
R. S.;R..Smailes, F. S.; W. M. Law,
Treas.; G. B. Taylor, 1. P. G. Installation will be on the first Tuesday in July,
when the other officers will be appointed. Tlie past term has been a prosperous
one for the order in Greenwood, Boundary Valley lodge having nearly doubled
its membership. A lodge of Rebeccas
will shortly be instituted in Greenwood,
all arrangements having been completed.
The new lodge will start off with a membership of about, twenty.
Last week was a busy one in Masonic
circles. On Wednesday evening Frank
Bristoe, D. D. (i. M., visited Phoenix
and consulted with the members of the
order in reference to the institution of a
lodge there. After the meeting a banquet
was given. Thursday evening Mr.
Bristoe paid an official visit to (Ireenwood lodge, andexemplelied work in the
first and third degrees. About fifty
members of the order were present.
After lodge work, a supper was given in
tlie banquet room, and a number of
speeches were made, songs sung, etc.
Friday evening Mr. Bristoe visited the
Mother Lode, where a meeting was held
in the lodge room fitted up there for the
purposes of instruction. After discussing
the prospects for the institution of a lodge
in Deadwood, an excellent supper was
served by Mrs. Hutchins and other
ladies at the Mother Lode. Mr. Bristoe
expressed himself as favorable to granting dispensations to both Phoenix and
the Mother Lode.
May 20.
Dundee, Beaver creek, J. 0. Thompson.
Wren, Beaver creek. Elmore Collier.
Hidden Treasure.   Deer  creek, VV, A.
May 18.
Big Timber,  Camp  McKinney,  II.   (i.
May 21.
Kadja, Camp McKinney, J. A. Frank.
Kadja, fractional, Camp McKinney,Geo.
M. Bennett.
May 25.
Brushwood   Boy,  Camp  McKinney, A.
Certificates of Work.
May 20.
Ohio, S. W. Strong.
Jeffries, S. VV. Strong.
Mammoth, S. VV. Strong.
Hilltop, S. VV. Strong.
Alta, S. VV. Strong.
Maryland, S. VV. Strong.
Kelly, S. VV. Strong.
Oxford, J. McDonald.
Ledville, K. Collier.
May 21.
Knob Hill, S. Cosens.
Sunrise, A. Plant et al.
Delta, A. Plant et al.
Copper Cliff, A. Plant et al.
May 2.
Sidelight, A. P. Day.
May 11.
Flying Dutchman, S. Mangott.
May 18.
Iowa, (ieo. G, Grady.
May 14.
Copper King, 0. Winter.
May 22.
Rosie, T. Graham,
May 25.
City of Paris, VV. Yonkin et al
War Eagle, Win. Yonkin.
Ivimhoe, James 'furling.
Toledo, A. Megraw.
May 27.
Victoria, B. 11. Johns.
Silent Friend, D. M. Currie et al.
Bumming Bird, D. M. Currie et al.
The Bird, D. M. Currie et al.
May 211.
Alma, 3 years, W. Edwards et al.
Tomorrow, Sunday, will be observed
by members of the Knights of Pythias
through the Grand Domain of British
Columbia as memorial day. Members
of the local lodge will visit the (ireenwood cemetery in a body in the afternoon, leaving the city about 2 o'clock.
Greenwood lodge has doubled in membership during the past six months, and
now numbers nearly one hundred. Installation of officers will be held on the
evening of the 26th inst, tlie installing
officer being Duncan Smith, D. D. G. C.
Tuesday evening, Boundary Lodge, I.
O. O. F., elected officers by acclamation
as 1'oMows:    P. A.   MacKen/.ie,  N, G.;
Early on the evening of the 12th ult.,
the large bank blast at the Consolidated
Cariboo Hydraulic mine, at Bullion, was
successfully exploded, with very satisfactory results. This blast contained 4,.r>4()
kegs (equal to 113,500 pounds) of blast
powder, which was distributed in 1.200
feet of powder drifts that were driven
across the bank from rim to rim. The
explosion raised the bank about twenty
feet over an area of four acres of ground,
and disintegrated about 2,000,000 cubic
yards of gravel. This is probably the
largest bank blast ever exploded in a
deep gravel mine on the Pacific coast.
The mine has been operated continuously since April 20th, and the outlook
is very favorable for a larger clean-up
than any secured during last season,
which itself was the best in the mine's
record to date.���Kamloops Sentinel.
For sale at Crowston's stores, (lovern-
ment street,  two cars prime potatoes.
The Vancouver board of trade has forwarded a lot of cards to advertising
agents in Dawson, White Horse, Atlin,
Bennett and Skagway. The cards read
as follows:
Special Notice to Miners:
Government Assay Office,
Vancouver, B. ('.
The Vancouver board of trade begs to
announce that by special arrangement,
now completed, the full assay value of
all gold, exactly equal to the Seattle
assay office, will be paid by all banks in
Vancouver, B. C, upon presentation of
certificate from W. Pellew-llarvey,
Esq., provincial government assayer,
Vancouver, B. 0.
(Signed) F. F. Bcrns,
President Vancouver board of trade."
Potatoes from lib. to 50,00011.s., at
Crowston's stores, Government street.
"Casey, O'l see that they are goin' to
establish a Mint at Ottawa, an' spind
$75,000 a year in Implyin' money makers.
They should locate th' Mint at Kingston,
for there are expirts there win. are
already in th' (luvermint service."
"Don't trouble yersilf, Murphy, about
th' Mint.    Th'(iuveriiiiiint is already 11
money-inakin'   institooshuii.      I k  at
th' number OV poor min thai go into
l'arlvmim an' come out rich. Why even
in th' Sinite each ciin.lydate has to make
a good $10,000 before he is inishiated.
The Guvemmint is also a mint for railway promoters, election skaters, an' fer
any wan who can git votes and has
soinetbin' fer sale that he thinks th'
Guvemmint should buy. 1'pon me sowl,
Murphy, th' whole business is counter-
fate. Look at th' number ov bogus hills
tbot are turned out ivery sesshun.
Murphy, keep out of politicks an' prison.
���Larry, in Toronto Evening News.
You need not want for potatoes,
Crowston has lots of them.
Certificate of Improvement.
KAN .11'AN FRACTIONAL Mineral Claim, Bit-
uate in the Kettle River Mining Division of
YhIc District.   Where  located ��� Providence
Take Notice that I, John William Nelson,
Free Minor's Certificate No, H io'i:i2, Intend
sixty days from the .lull' liiTi-oi In apply to the
Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements for the purpose nf obtaining n crown
drum of the above claim
Ami further tiike notice  linn action, under
..Section :17,  must   be  commenced   before  tlie
issuance of such Certificate of Improvement.
Dated this sixth diiv of June, A. I... 1901.
I'.'3 .1. W.   Nki.si.X.
Turkeys*       Chickens*
Ducks and Geese
White Fish,      Smelts*
Salmon and Halibut
A. F. <Sr A. M.
GREENWOOD LODGE No. 28, A. F. & A. M..
G. u. B.C. Regular Communication in Masonic
Tuniplu, Government Btret't, tinU Thursday in
each month.   Sojourning brethren invited.
M. E. MILLER, Secretary,
W. F. OF M.
The Greenwood Hrmieh of the Federation
meets hen-alter In I'nion ball, Silver street,
at 1V.W  \>.   in. every Saturday evening.
M. H. KANK, Secretary
K. OF P.
every Wednesday evening ��t B:O0 in tbe Mm-
sonto bull. Greenwood. Sojourning brethren
cordially Invited.    D. A. MACKENZIE, C. c
A. S. KMI'.HKE, K. R. it'S.
WALL    PAPERS.-Just received a new stock  of
the Choicest Selected Patterns.
SASH    AND    DOORS.-Best Quality Cedar,
at prices never before offered in Greenwood.
Plate,  Sheet  and
Fancy   Glass. ���^
Oils, Lead, Varnishes, Dry Paints, Etc., Etc.
Use Mellor's Pure Mixed Paints
$2.00   Per   Gallon.
J. W. Mellor, Copper street.
The   Gent  Restaurant
Copper Street. Breonwood.
Meals at DAY OR....
All Hours   ....NIGHT
Private Dining Room for Ladies.
WERNER _   PITTOCK. Proprietor..
ISJULS. !LflflJlflJUUAfl.flJlJLfi.fl.AflJ> fl. fiAAAfl AAAJLfiAAILflJLAfl i
Mrs. Larkin
lias taken charge of the rooms in the
where she "ill be prepared to look
after all her old customers and a*
many now ones as boo can entertain.
The rooms nre well furnished and
comfortable; rates reasonable If
you net il rooms, call and see her,
before taking elsewhere.    .    .
Canadian Pacific
June S.
ninl return $57,110.
1)182.20.    June I uml IS.     July 2 and Hi.
August li mid 20.
June Hi.
Km' linn- tables, ratos and lull inlorniHtlon apply in nearest local agent.
I-:. H. REDI'ATH. Agent, Greenwood.
.1. s. Cartkr,        ���        E. .1. COYLE,
I). I'. A., Nelson, ll. C. I. O. I'. A.. Vatic
fflurah Wall Tinist)
A household necessity and a household beautifier.
A dry powder put up in 5 pound pakages and in
25 beautiful shades.
When house cleaning be sure and use MURALE
and show something for your work.
Easily   applied    and    won't    rub    off.
\mcunmn, iticT^ & Co., 11 Gree.iwocd-I
122 Cordona street
Vancouver, H. C.
H. B. Munroe, I
7 a/
1 Books,
I Stationery,
I Confectionery, f
June 8, 1901.
Cable Address   "Maori." Code- "Moreine fe Heal.
Boundary Creek Loan and Mercantile
...TO LET...
BUILDING Suitable for
Stores or ollices.  Lot on
Copper  Street,   business
Well Furnished  Five-
Roomed Rouse.
Hay and Grain
G. H. Cropley.
V. & N. TELEPHONE NO. 124.
Surveys arc now being made and lots will shortly be on
the market.    Carmi City adjoins the group of claims  of
which the Carmi mine is the center.
Carmi is the mining center of the upper West Fork country.
The townsite adjoins the Carmi mine, which shipped 2,000
tons of ore to the smelter during the past winter, and upon
which development is being pushed in order to he ready
for continuous shipments when railroad is completed to
Carmi.    For terms write
Fishing Taokle I
Lines, Silk Braided Lines,
Hooks, Baskets, Reels.
Rods Irom $2.25 to $10.00
' T^T '
Ha An King & Co.
His Honor Judge Bole held u sitting
of the county court of Yale on Thursday
last, There, was a large docket but
nearly all of the more important cases
were settled out of court. In the matter of Fortin vs. Bedari, which was an
action brought to recover $280, money
alleged to have been lost by the plaintiff
while a guest at the defendant's St.
Charles hotel, (Ireenwood, in March of
1900, and for $500''amagee for defendant's negligence as an inn keeper. A
jury was empanelled t" try this case.
The case for the plaintiff was that he
went to the defendant's hotel, accompanied by a friend named Berg, who
obtained from him a room, afterwards
telling the bartender that no other person was to he put ill that room, anil that
lie would pay llie charge lor Ihe room.
Berg was given the key of the room and,
as Fortin lind been drinking somewhat,
lie partially undressed him and put Iiini
to bed, locking the door and later re-
tnrning the key to the bartender, The
plui ii tiff positively swore that he had $280
in if2U-bills In his trouser pocket when
he went to bed ; that be took the money
out of his pocket and hid it at the head
of the bed under the mattress; that during the night the bartender unlocked
the door and asked him if he wanted a
drink and that at first he declined, but
at the bartender's suggestion ordered a
bottle of beer. This the bartender
brought to him open and after drinking
it be fell asleep, but before this the bartender had left the room, locking the
door and taking the key away. When
he awoke in the morning he felt very
sick and found the second bed in the
room occupied hy a man, the door open
and his money gone. It appears that
the room can he reached from the sheet
without passing through the bar room.
The plaintiff also stated that the sickness and pains he suffered were not referable to drink alone, as he hud had
some experience in drinking and had
never before been similarly or so severely affected. The defense while admitting that the plaintiff had a comparatively substantial bank account and
that he had drawn $800 on the day before the one in question, relied on defendant's contributory negligence, and
suggested that the plaintiff had lost his
money elsewhere than at the St. Charles
hotel, and gave evidence that plaintiff
was intoxicated, although the witnesses
seriously differed as to the extent thereof, one alleging that he was "paralyzed
drunk" whilst another considered him
quite capable of transacting business,
Counsel on both fides having addressed
jury at considerable length, His Lordship charged the jury, carefully reviewing the evidence and explaining the law
and authorities bearing thereon. The
jury retired at (1 o'clock and at 8 o'clock
returned to court. The foreman having
stated that after careful deliberation the
jury stood three to two, with no possibility of agreement; with the consent of
counsel the jury were discharged. Subsequently, on motion the case was set
down for trial before a judge and jury at
the next sittings of the court at (Ireenwood.
Rex. vs. Brewester. In this case Mr.
Whiteside moved for a dismissal as
there was no evidence to convict the ae-
ness, melancholy, fainting and dizzy
spells will Iind it a priceless blessing.
Try it. Satisfaction is guaranteed. .1.
(.. White and Miller Bros.   Only 60c.
The Canadian Pacific Railway has
placed on sale since the 3rd of May
to 80th Of September, tickets from (Ireenwood to Halcyon Springs and return, at
,rate of $8.30, tickess good going on Fridays and Saturdays, returning���leave
the Springs on Monday following.
In addition to this special rate there
are   always    on    sale    HO-dav    tickets
at the usual special rate made for 30-day
round trip ticket.
A new departure for the Canadian
Pacific railway is the organization of
personally conducted tours, on the lines
adopted by some of the American roads.
The first party will leave Quebec on June
20th, accompanied by a special courier,
crossing the continent to Vancouver and
Victoria, B. C, taking in Niagara Falls,
the great lakes, the prairies, the Rocky
mountains, the Kootenay gold mines,
Banff I lot Springs, and the great glaciers, returning to Quebec or any other
Atlantic port at the end of a month.
J*  The riming and Commercial Center of the
Richest   flining   Section    in
North America.
The Dominion and Ontario governments have agreed to refer the Mines
Act, passed by the Ontario legislature in
1900. to the courts in order to test its
constitutionality, it being claimed that
such legislation, on the part of the provincial legislature was ultra vires. Under this act, power is taken to impose a
tax of $10 per ton   when   such   ores   are
partly treated or reduced, whilst ores of
copper and nickel combined,are rendered
liable in a line of $7 per ton, if partly
treated or reduced,
Situated in Camp Hedley, in the center of
the whole Similkameen country, midway
between Princeton and Keremeos on the
main wagon road, and location lines of three
different railroads, surrounded by rich mines
and connected with all the camps with good
roads and trails.
The Townsite Company own all the adjacent
land available for townsite purposes.    We
are not boxed up in a canyon and do not sell
lots on cliffs.
Lots now on the market and selling like hot
cakes.   Present prices are from $100 to $200,
one=third cash,  balance in three and six
In blocks 19, 25, 3 D, 24 and 30 on the main
street sold on building contracts only.
Buy early and get your choice.   On June 1st
they will advance 50 per cent.
For further particulars apply to II. M. Keefer, room 4 Wallace-
Miller Block, Greenwood ; F'.rnest Kennedy & Co., Rosslond, B. C.;
Chus. I). ,1. Christie, Nelson, B. C.; A. C. Hanauer, Spokane, Wash.;
J. J. Ban field, Vancouver, B. 0 Agents in all Boundary towns as
well as in Ontario, England and Australia.
FRAINK   BAILEY,   Manager,
Room 4 Wallace-Miller Block, (Ireenwood, B. C.
I GREENWOOD,    <m   <m    B. C
i -��
2(   One of the Best Equipped Hotels in the Boundary.
Everything First-Class.
The International Miners' Conference
last week iii session iii London, England,
ami which was attended by many Continental .1.'legates, passed 11 resolution ill
favor of a universal eight-hour day.
The chairman, Mr. William Abraham,
M. P., expressed the belief that the
Britisli parliament would pass an eight-
hour law in 11102.
M. Cotte, the delegate of the French
miners, said that if the eight-hour bill
now before the Chamber of Deputies
did not progress rapidly, the French
miners were prepared to declare a
"Will  wonders ever cease?" inquire
the friends of Mrs.  L, Pease, of Lawrence,  Kan.   They knew she had been
unable  to  leave   her bed in seven years
on account of kidney and  liver  trouble,
nervous    prostration   and   general   de-
ability;   but,   "three bottles of Electric
Hitlers enabled me to walk," she writes,
j "an.l in three months I felt  like a   new
! person."    Women suffering from   head-
I ache, backache,  nervousness,  sleepless-
3   OPEN  DAY  AND  NIGHT,    ig
I J. W. NELSON, Prop.
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���\ The Most Complete Health Resort on the Continent of North        |
> America.    Situated midst Scenery Unrivalled for Grandeur.        ��
i i
Halcyon Hot Springs   ��
Boating, Fishing
and Excursions
....Resident Physician and Nurse.
Halcyon Springs, Arrow Lake, B.C.
In Telegraphic communication with all parts of the world.    Two malls arrive and
depart every day.   TERMS:   $15 to $18 per week according: to residence In Hotel or Villas o
Its Hatha euro all nervous and mureular diseases.    Its waters  lien! nil Kidney, Liver
and Stomach Ailments.   The baths and water eliminate all
metal poisons from the system.
f_pr-Tin> price nf railway ticket lor round trip between  Qroonwood and   Halcyon
good for Thirty Days and obtainable nil tbe year round is 918.70,
June 8, 1901.
The Hotel Ladysmith has changed
hands, Sid Oliver being now  in charge.
Chief of Polioe McLaren leaves today
for a visit to coast cities. He will be
absent a couple of weeks.
Sam. F. Long, ore buyer for the Trail
smelter, leaves Greenwood today with
Frank Bailey on a visit to the Similkameen. 	
Foreman Finlay and his repairing
gang have completed their repair work
on the road to Deadwood and Copper
John McKenzie, of Carmi, was in the
city the past week, and states that the
recent strike on the Arlington is es-
ceeding rich.
The Gem restaurant received yesterday a consignment of fresh mountain
trout from the West Fork, one of  which
weighed 8Jsf pounds.
Mike Eilderman, late fire driver, is to
take a position next week as brakeman
on the local ore train. He was formerly with the Great Northern.
Mrs. A. Allmacher arrived from Winnipeg Friday to join her husbrnd, who
a short time ago opened a merchant
tailoring business in (ireenwood.
Mrs. MacNamara, of Hutte, Mont,,
and daughter, arrived in the city Tuesday, and will speud the summer with
Mrs. Geo. Dougherty, of Greenwood.
The Seattle Times states that C. F.
Alston, for some time a resident, of this
city, has obtained an appointment with
a mining company at Rat Portage,
Albert White, builder, who for nearly
a year past has been engaged on construction work at the Mother Lode mine
buildings, is about to pay a visit to his
home in Salt Lake City, Utah.
E. R. Redpath, C. P. R. agent at
(ireenwood, purposes taking a trip east
next month, leaving hereabout the 15th
He intends visiting, among other places,
the Pan-American exhibition at Buffalo,
Two of the McGill University mining
students who came in with the "Summer School" last week have arranged to
work in the Mother Lode mine for a
while, for the purpose of gaining practical experience.
All concerned are reminded that the
statutory half-yearly meeting of the
licence commissioners for the Boundary
creek licence district will be held at
Eholt nextSaturday morning, LSthinst.,
commencing at 10 o'clock.
Mrs. W. T. Hunter arrived on Tuesday last from Fargo, North .Dakota.
The following evening she hud the
pleasure of listening to a Britisli Columbia nightingale and other sweet
warblers in the Auditorium.
C. A. Bell, Nelson, who registered at
the Hotel Armstrong on Thursday, ami
who is connected with the audit department of the C. P. It. company, paid an
official visit to the office of thut company's Greenwood agent yesterday.
Ralph Smailes left Friday for Nanaimo,
where he goes as representative from
Boundary Valley lodge to the Odd Fellows' Grand Lodge. He will also interview the provincial government in
reference to Greenwood   school niatjers.
About $4,500 were received during
May, at. the office of the mining recorder
for the Kettle river mining division,
Greenwood, for free miners' certificate
fees. Of this amount about $50(1 came
from tbe sub-recording ollices at Camp
McKinney and Westbridge.
Wm. Yolen Williams, mine superintendent for the Granby Consolidated
Mining company, and (). B. Smith, surveyor at the company's Old Ironsides
and Knob Hill .nines, have gone In the
const on a business trip. They will
probably he away aboul a fortnight.
The tennis court in (ireenwood the
Rambler Tennis club has hud made,
has been very freely used since
its completion. The club appears
to be numerically strong and many
of its members are evidently enthusiasts at this popular outdoor pastime.
It is announced that the representative of an English company owning a
patent Cornish rock drill is arranging to
exhibit it at work at the Dominion Copper company's mines, in Greenwood
camp. It is claimed that this drill will
do effective work with a single bit in
lieu of a double one.
elect are well known in Greenwood to
which they came in 1890. Hearty congratulations and good wishes are here
extended to them.
City Engineer Sydney M. Johns..11 lies
been kept busy through the week repairing the bridges across Boundary creek
damaged during the recent spring freshets. The bridge near the railway station, in the northern part of the town,
and that near the South End grocery,in
the opposite direction are both now in
use again.
Among those gazetted last week as
having had issued to them certificates
of efficiency in assaying were A. B. C.
Davis and Gustave Sundberg. The
former is assayer for the Stan lard
Pyritic Smelting company and the latter
at the British Columbia Copper company's smelter at Greenwood.
Next Wednesday F. M Klkins and
Miss Annie Clark are lo be married by
Rev. W. Robins, M. A., in the building
in which the Church of England services
are held.    Both  bride and  bridegroom
0. L. Thoniet, of Midway, has been
temporarily made a deputy sheriff in
Ferry county, Wash., and bus gone
across the line to there assist in identifying horses stated to have 1 n stolen.
The   name  of  11 young man well known
in  this district is freely mentioned as  rence,   Kn
that of one mixed up in this horse-steal
ing business, but definite particulars ur.
The building is to  he 26x64 feet,  with :
walls 14 feet high  to the eaves and aj
height ..f 2,s feet to peak of roof    It will
have an open roof and truss beams, with
matched   ceiling,   the  interior   to   be j
finished in natural   woods  and   the ex-
terior to be painted.   The cost   will  be
between $1,800 and $2,0011.    The erection I
of ll." church proper will not he  undertaken until the congregation shall he in
a   good   enough   financial   position   to
warrant  the  erection  of  a  substantial
and   handsome church  that  will  he a
credit tn In.Hi  St.  .hide's congrepation
and the town.
"Will wonders ever cense"" Inquire
the friends of  Mrs.   I..   Pease, of Law-j
I'hey   knew   she hud heen i
unable   to   leave   her bed in seven years
on account of kidney and  li\.r trouble,
not vet obtainable.
nervous    prostration   and    general   de-
Judge Bole held a sitting of the county bility;   but,   "three bottles of Electric
court at (irand Forks lusi  Monday  and   Bitters enabled me to walk,
Tuesday.    There was hut little business
of im porlnnce requiring his attention on
this occasion. In the matter of Clarke
& Binns vs. Kaake, which has been
pending for some time past, a decision
as to whom the money in the hands of
the registrar (hull be paid, will be given
after further consideration by the judge.
Provincial Constable Geo. Cunningham left lor Kamloops yesterday, bav-
i ng in his custody L. C. Barnes, who
pleaded guiltv last week to conspiring
with Hogan and Glencross to waylay
and rob Frank McGoogan, and who will
be imprisoned in the provincial jail at
Kan)loops, to there await sentence,
which will be pronounced after the two
other prisoners shall have been tried at
the fall assizes. Hogan and Glencross
were taken to Nelson last week by Provincial Constable Forrester.
A. C. McDonald, representing the
Fairbank company, of Montreal, during a week's visit to the Boundary district made many enquiries relative lo
the business prospects of the district.
The firm contemplates openings branch
in British Columbia, possibly at Nelson
or Kossland, or it may be in one of the
coast cities, hut no action to this end
will be taken until very full information
has heen submitted to it and carefully
c insidered. The firm deals in scales,
engineering tools and supplies, etc., and
would carry a big stock in its provincial
warehouse were it to open one.
W. T. Oliver, formerly manager of the
Rossland branch of the Bank of britisli
North America,win. two or three months
ago was transferred to the bank's London, Out., branch, has been given
charge of the branch at Victoria, where
he has already taken up his new duties.
It is pleasing to lind that after all British Columbia is not to lose sn public-
spirited and useful a man as Mr. Oliver
proved himself to be during the years
he lived at Rossland. It Is not unlikely
Mr. Oliver will find the capital of the
province less energetic and progressive
than are the stirring mining towns ..f
the Kootenay and Boundary districts.
still he will meet on the coast many up-
to-date business men always on the alert,
to keep "up with the bund wagon."
May he be eminently successful in his
new sphere of labor.
Last Wednesday evening at Ihe resi
deuce of W. .I. Kirkwood, Frederick C
Andersen, electrician, of Greenwood
was married to Miss Lulu Burger, also
of Greenwood, The ceremony was performed by Rev. W. II. Anderson, M.A
Presbyterian minister. The groom is a
member of the local firm of Cunningham
ci Andersen, electricians, who have 1 11
iu business in this town for a year or
more past, The bride has also resided
here some time. Mr. and Mrs. Andersen have made there new home in Ihe
northern purl ..t 1 he town.
It  is Minted  that   Andrew   Leamy  is
in 1 eipi nf a telogram from Judge Bole
congratulating him upon his appointment ns county curt ju Ige. It is there'
fore presumed that Mr. I.eainv has been
appointed county court judge for the
Boundary district. As Mr. Leamy came
here from New Westminster the following from yesterday's Nelson Tribune is
of interest: "New Westminster is a
sort of breeding ground fnr judges. Ex-
Judge McCreath lived there Chief Justice McColl lives there, as dues County
Judge Bole, County Judge Forin was
appointed to Kootenay from there, and
now Alec Henderson of that place
is appointed to a county judgeship. Il
is the fish diet that does it."
II. Bunting has returned from the
West Fork and has commenced work nn
the "general purpose building" the congregation of St. .lode's church have
decided to erect on the more northerly
of the two adjoining lots owned  l.y  the
church   nnd   situate nn  tl rner nf
Mineral  street and  Kimberly avenue,
"and in three months 1 fell like a new
person." Women suffering from headache, backache, nervousness, sleeplessness, melancholy, fainting and dizzy
spells will find it a priceless blessing.
Try it. Satisfaction is guaranteed. .1.
L. White and Miller Bros,   Only 50c.
The Yale-Columbia Lumber company
is the largest contern engaged in the
manufacture of lumber in the interior
of British Columbia. It has ten yards
and mills located us follows: Nakusp,
West Robson, Ymir, Rossland, Eholt,
Greenwood, Rock Creek, Phoenix, Dead-
wood and Cascade. It bus large timber
reserves along the banks nf the Arrow-
lakes, on the Kettle river in the Boundary country and elsewhere. These reserves contain large quantities of lir,
cedar and taniara.-. One of the specialties manufactured is tamarac flooring
and ceiling, which takes a line polish.
At the Nakusp mills all kinds of moulding, finishing and sash and doors
of line quality and design are
made. Another specialty is dimension lumber and timber for the mines,
which is turned mil at the Robson mill
at the foot of Arrow lake. As a matter
of fact, the company is prepared to furnish the lumber, finishing, Bash and
doors and all the portions of a building
made from wood, which is turned out
at their mills, no mutter whether the
Structure is a residence or a business
block. Of course there are times when
the specifications cull for a particular
sorf nf wood I'm- certain portions of a
building and then it is necessary to send
elsewhere fm- such material. Peter Genelle is the president nf the Yale-Columbia Lumber company, J. G. Billings
secretary.���Rossland Miner,
The Canadian Pacific Railway has
placed on sale since the llr.l of May
to 30th of September, tickets from (ireenwood to Halcyon Springs and return, at
rate of $8.30, tickess good going on Fridays and Saturdays, returning���leave
the Springs on Monday following.
In addition to this special rate there
are   always    on    sale    30-day   tickets
al the usual B| ial rale made for 30-day
round trip ticket.
i in June Sth the Canadian Pacific railway  will  sell  n il  irip tickets to St.
Paul mi account of the Woodmen's convention nt $50 from Kootenay common
points, �� ith corresponding reducl ions 1 n
other east.'rn points from all stations.
For I.'ssnns 011 the violin, piano, mandolin, etc. see I'mi'. Kauffmnnn, (in en-
wood Music Store
On   June   I   and    IS,   .Inly   2 and In.
August (I and 20, ihe Canadian Pacific
railway agents will -ell in Buffalo and
return at $70 from Nelson and Rossland ;
corresponcing reductions from other
points, lull instructions fr.uu local
We have new furniture galore.   Jusl
received all kinds. Second-Man : 0 1 (
The Boston man w ho latch' married 1
11 sickly rich young woman is huppy
now, for he gol l>r. King's New Life
Bills, which restored her to perfect
health. Infallible for jaundice, biliousness, malaria, lever and ague and all
liver and stomach troubles. Gentle but
effective. Only 25cat .1. L. White and j
.Miller Bros', drug stores.
Greenwood Posloffice Mail
(in und nflui   ':   idi y   June loth, mnils �� 111
urtivi' nnd be  dispatched n- follows:
Mails elose gol tig eftsl   10:80 A.M.
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Men's   Furnishings
is a large and varied one, every line
complete in itself and strictly first-
class. Not a shoddy article in any
of the lines. They all concede that
our stock of Groceries is the nicest
and freshest in the city. Prices
consistent with the quality of the
goods. We would dislike very
much to be considered the "cheapest"
place in town���there are so many
very cheap ones���but we do think
that we come very near being the
best. Try us and tell us what
you think.
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��?>.*> yaS I'.jLt ____��& THE GREENWOOD WEEKLY MINER.
June 8, 1901.
We carry the following in proper
assorted weights:
SMITH   &   McRAE.
'Phone, V, & N. 84.
Dr. Mathison, dentist, Naden-Flood
block, Copper street
Dr. Simmons, dentist, Rendell block
Copper street, (ireenwood.
For anything, old or new, we have it.
Big bargains. Second-Hand 0 I (.'White's
We want your old stoves, and have
new ones for you. See ub. Second-Hand
For lessons on the violin, piano, mandolin, etc., see Prof. Kaiiffmanu, Greenwood Music Store.
We have new furniture galore. Just
received all kinds.   Second-Hand OIC
J. S. Birnie is now clerk in the office
at Greenwood of the mining recorder for
the Kettle river mining division.
A. M. Whiteside, of the firm of Pringle
& Whiteside, left Thursday for the coast,
where he will remain for a couple of
Earnest Waterman, of Princeton, has
been appointed attorney for the Vermillion Forks Mining & Development
company, limited, in place of William J.
There is now a body of ore measuring
75 feet showing in theeastopen crosscut
on the Sunset, in Deadwood camp. A
raise from the 140-foot level is being put
Up to reach the ore above.
A report is current to the effect that
the Great Northern will make a bid for
Kootenay business by putting on a line
of freight and passenger steamers on a
run between Nortport and Revelstoke.
Jos. Clemons, of Clemons camp, has
been fortunate in his hunting experiences during the past winter, A
couple.of weeks ago he shot a very large
silver-tip bear, and last week a mountain
The conveyance by VV. S. Fletcher to
Roberts, of Rossland, bus been recorded
at the mining recorder's office, Greenwood, of a one-eighth interest in the
Mogul mineral claim, situate at Canyon
creek, upper Kettle river.
During the week the ore coming from
some of the stopeB in the Mother Lode
mine has been of an exceptionally good
quality, and tbe grade of the copper
matte since produced at the (ireenwood
smelter has been better accordingly.
The British-Canadian Cold Fields Exploration, Development and Investment
company, limited, has conveyed to Hon.
Geo. E. Foster, of Ottawa, the Lewellah
mineral claim, situate in (ireenwood
camp, adjoining and to the west of the
Cracker Jack.
.1A M E8
H.ri  cents
H5 cents.
85 cents.
85 cents. I
Hon. J. H. Turner, minister of finance,
has returned to Victoria without first
visiting the Boundary, as it was expected he would do before going back to
the coast.
Allan C. Stewart, of Vancouver, has
been appointed school inspector for East
and West Kootenay, with residence at
Nelson. It is not stated whether the
Boundary schools will he included in his
district as tbey were in that of Inspector
Wm. Burns.
The (irent Northern surveyors working up Kettle river from Marcus have
reached Cascade, B. ('., just at the line
and have set all the stakes on that route.
The members had no hesitation in declaring that the work would be under
way by June 1st.
A handsome presentation of a cigar
ease filled with $:.'0 gold pieces has been
made by the Canadian Pacific operating
department to Wm. Downie, formerly
superintendent at   Vancouver and  now
tilling a similar capacity in the Kootenay
and Boundary divisions.
11. C. Kaleen, of Victoria, has been
appointed inspector of public works and
chief superintendent of roads, streets
and bridges for the province. It is to be
hoped that he will leave the Boundary
district work to more practical men than
the government official responsible for
the (incompleted West Fork road and
the waste of money on tl. ��� bridge below I
Two more machine drills have heen
sent up to the No. 7 mine, in Central
camp, and ore stopes are being opened
up in the mine. Arrangements have
been made for putting in, just above the
Ppritic smelter dam, a short spur from
the railway line, for the accommodation
of ole cars. The ore will be hauled from
the mine to this spur in horse wagons
and will be taken thence to the (ireenwood smelter by rail.
The following report from Republic
has been published : "W. C. Morris and
associates signed contracts in Spokane
for work on the Republic and Grand
Forks railway. Work is to begin at once,
and 1,000 men are to be at work in a
month. The railroad is to be completed
this summer. It will be standard gauge
and 411 miles long. A smelter is also to
be erected, but until it is in working
order the Granby smelter will handle
Republic ores.
In connection with the prospect of increased representation in the Dominion
parliament, the Vancouver News-Aver-
tiser makes the following comment:
In British Columbia the one change
which we may expect will be the transfer of the Vancouver Island seat���now
allotted to Victoria���to a new Mainland
constituency that will embrace a large
section of West Kootenay and Boundary
A report is current in the city that
two horse thieves were shot this week
near Orondo, on the Columbia river,
but no definite information can be
obtained. Jas. Seele came in from
Republic, Wash., yesterday morning,
and says that word reached there Thursday of the shooting of two men who are
believed to be part of the gang of horse
thieves operating between Midway and
points in Oregon. A sheriff's posse left
Chesaw Monday for the purpose of
rounding up the gang, and it ifl probable
that some of the thieves have been either
captured or killed. C. L. Thomet of
Midway accompanied the Chesaw posse.
Mr. Alex. Henderson, barrister, of
New Westminister, who was attorney-
general in the Semlin-Cotton provincial
government, has been appointed county
court judge at Vancouver. Mr. Henderson is a prominent Liberal and was,
when the occasion arose, an active
worker in the interests of Mr. Aulay
Morrison, M. I'., for the New Westminister constituency,    He   has many
friends in this district who will be much
pleased at this recognition of his services and ability, Mr. Henderson visited
tbe Boundary in 1897, when he represented the Dominion government at the
Spinks' enquiry.
Private correspondence from Cape
Town gives some interesting news of the
Baben-Powell constabulary, who left
here in the early spring. Five hundred
of them have been delegated to Bloemfontein, 400 to Heidelberg, and 1)00 to
Krugersdorp. The men are referred to
as being all that could lie desired,thoui:h
the ollicers are remarked as being very
young. Miss Richardson and Miss Nes-
bitt, the two nurses, who accompanied
the contingent, have gone to Bloemfontein. where is the large hospital. As
already known, four men died on the
Bteamsiiip Monlfort. Two more died in
Cape Town, and there were at the time
of writing 18 men down with the measels
in hospital. The wives of the ollicers
remain at the Cape, where they are at
present, engaged in figuring ont how
they are to pay their bills. The scale of
living is exceedingly high.
"iMir little daughter had an almost
fatal attack of whooping cough and bronchitis," writes Mrs. W. K. Haviland, of
Armonk, N. Y., '-but, when all otlier
remedies failed, we saved her life with
Dr. King's New Discovery. Our niece,
who had consumption in an advanced
stage, also used this wonderful medicine
and today she is perfectly well," Desperate throat and lung diseases yield to
Dr. King's New Discovery as to no other
medicine on earth. Infallible for coughs
and colds. 50c and $1 bottles guaranteed
by Miller Bros, and J. I.. White. Trial
bottles free.
(ins for painless extraction ol teeth
Your Teeth deserve
the    best   care   you
can  give  them.	
Health, happiness &
comfort depend upon
Be  sure the  union  lable is on
your  suit.
If it is made at Allmacher &
Wilson's there is little more
to be said.
We extend an invitation to every
man in Greenwood to call
on  us.
Merchant Tailors.
Miiniifacuirere A)| Kjnds of Carbonated |Beverages,
Sola Agents (or THE LI0H BREWING CO., Rossland B. C.
'I'lic Largest Brewery in British Columbia,
 JAS. McCREATH & CO., Proprietors.
People who are accustomed to smoking
the high grade, time honored brands of-
...ryavana Cigars
Kind it a grievous disappointment when they are even a little "off"
in flavor or condition. Our stock is jealously and intelligently cared
fnr and is perfect, every cigar is full of fragrance.
Telegraph or Telephone
Promptly Attended to.
Clarendon Hotel Block,
Dr. R. Mathison
Both 'Phones.       Greenwood,
We carry a full line of Photographic Goods
Films,   Mounts,
Plates,        Kodaks,
Cameras,    Etc.
Send  in  your   mail   orders,   they   will  be
promptly attended to..
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$ Upholstered Goods
Pictures and  Picture  Prames,
The  above can be exchanged for  _^
20 cents at �����
Books,    Stationery,    Wall Pajier
Funeral Directors and Embalnters.


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