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 M  SATURDAY,   AUGUST   27,   1898.  /P  as. ^  ,^  :<&���  library  jA  v  oumaf  PUBLISHED AT GREENWOOD, B.C.  MANUFACTURERS  OF  i%h  Concentrators, Smelters, Steam  ;, Engines and  >,  etc.  SAW.  PLANING AND SHINGLE  High [Speed Corliss Engines.  (���*'     1    *^.  l M  rJ&\  ?��i  Works t  &  Branch Offices  Building,  -USHffi m  THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES.  , !  ,!  GREENWOGD,     B.C.  ^^~^'^^^^^^^^^^^'iite>}&i'2t  U^>>  ..       . ��Qk>  . 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Waste,  Pipe & Fittings  Gongs, &c,  STOCK     ON     HAND     AT     ROSSLAND.  �� ��  0  0  P.   R.  MENDENHALL,   Agent,   Spokane  and   Rossland.  Minliuranmoiimiinnniantm'" ^ft��g3Bafltt��33/sgBi��gagrAfc.<^iawh^'.ra>��H��.'g.>'^^  i   if  ttl  ilCi  GREENWOOD,     B.C.  i'(5.      J'e.      ��v<-  ^A!'       *Jp       5;V  All kinds of work executed  to  the  satisfaction of customers.  , Kettle.  FiKST-cr.Ass Accommodation.   Good Stabbing.    Stopping Place for Stages.  McAULEY d KEIGHTLEY, Proprietors.  .A-  I  ;!  r.  I  ii  II :i  Ii u  ���ii  w-  A Weekly Paper published in tlie interests ot the Boundary Creek Mining District.  Vol, IV,  GREENWOOD, <B,C��� SATURDAY,   AUGUST 27, 1898,  103  No. 25  DEATH   IN   A   MINE.  John P, McCormick Meets a Sudden Death in  the Old Ironsides,  Asphyxiated  by   Foul   Aiiv���The  Finding  the Coroner's Jury,  of  The Old Ironsides mine, in Greenwood camp has been  the scene of two fatalities within a week. Both victims  met their death in the drift at the 200-foot level, bad air  arising* from the powder blasts being- the cause. A week  ag*o last Tuesday Robert Roberts went down in the drift and  was overcome with bad air, and on the Monda}' following-  John P. McCormick became a victim to bad air in a similar  way. The most remarkable feature of the lamentable accident was that both were experienced miners and accustomed to working* in bad air. John P. McCormick the latest  victim had a long* experience in'mines'. He was a native of  Alexandria, Ont. He spent several years in the mines of  the United States before coming- here , three weeks ag-o.  McCormick secured work at the Old Ironsides after the  death of Roberts, he and Will Twist taking- the place of the  shift to which Roberts belong-ed. Mr. McCormick leaves a  wife and two little daug-hters who came here with him and  live in a house near the mine.  The story of the accident is fully told, by the witnesses  at the coroner's inquest which was conducted by Dr. Jakes  at the mine on Wednesday morning*. The jury were as follows : C. J&. Shaw, C. Scott Galloway, Frederick Keffer,  G.'H. Collins, W. L,. C. Gordon and C. W. H. Sansom. Mr.  C. A. R. L/ambly, the Gold Commissioner, was present and  watched the proceedings for the government.  Dr. Jakes in addressing- the jury stated that they were  taken from their work because the case was one that required a strict investigation and it was necessary to have the  best material in the jury. Two lives had been sacrificed  within a week and he believed the management of the mine  as well as others interested were anxious to investig-ate the  matter so as to prevent if possible the occurrence of further  fatalities. Mr. Haas and Mr. Guess two experts would g*o  into the drift, fire shots and then g*o in after the shots were  fired so as to g*ive the jury a clearer idea of how the accident occurred.  After the jury had been summoned, J. H. Desmoines,  the engineer in charg-e at the time of the accident, took the  stand and told all he knew about the matter. He said that  at 11:50 a.m. on the morning* of the accident two miners  asked him to lower them to the bottom of the shaft. When  they'reached the pump station 12 feet from the bottom, they  signalled him to stop. The men remained there probably  one minute. Then they gave the signal to lower. He lowered them three feet when he got another signal to stop.  They remained there about a minute when he g*ot another  signal and lowered them to the bottom. The engineer then  went to the collar of the shaft and remained there about ten  minutes. He signalled at the end of ten minutes with the  cable and received no answer. He waited five minutes  more and sent for the mine foreman. He ( the foreman )  arrived shortly afterwards. The engineer thought he heard  the men talking* live minutes after they went down the  shaft and he then turned on the air. The air had been shut  off before they went down. The men usually turned the air  on after firing shots. The men didn't do this on the day of  the accident.    After he turned the air on it was left on until  the men were brought up.    When the foreman   came   in he  took charge of the hoist and told him ( the engineer ) to   go  to the boarding house and tell the   men   to   come   up.    He  returned from the boarding house in time to see McCormick  brought up.    He (the engineer ) just made two shifts and a  half at the Old   Ironsides   and   knew   nothing   about   the  arrangements outside of   his   instructions.    At   Ainsworth  where he worked the engineer had charge of the air for ventilation.    He had worked at other mines where the engineer  had nothing to do with the  ventilation.    He   never   turned  on air at any mine without signal until yesterday,  when he  did so as an extra precaution.    The miners are  supposed to  know when tne3r   want   air.    It   was   thirty-three  minutes  from the time the men   went down   until  McCormick   was  broug-ht up.    He had never received any  signal from these  two men for air.    That was the first time a   shot  had   been  fired during his shifts at the mine.  Patrick J. Dermody, the   superintendent  of the  mine,  was the next witness.    He  stated   that  he  was  down   the  shaft at 8.30 the   morning  of  the   accident.    He  remained  there for half an hour.    He came up and attended   to  other  work.    About 11.30 he heard them fire in the drift.   At 11.45  he went to the office.    McCormick was   then   sitting on the  woodpile opposite the shafthouse  door.    He  stayed  at the  office until.the dinner bell rang.   He went out to dinner and  noticed that the   engineer  wasn't   at   the, table.    He   then  went to the shafthouse.   The engineer, fireman and mucker  were at the hoist.    They told him the men were in the mine  and that they had not rung.    It   was   then   probably 12.20.  He told the mucker to get in the bucket and that  he   would  let him down.    He told the mucker not to get off the bucket  unless he could see the men working.    In the   meantime he  sent the engineer for the men at the  boarding-house.    The  mucker rang to hoist, and  when  he   came  up   he  reported  that the men were knocked out.   By this time the men were  up from the dining-room. Two men went down and brought  up McCormick, who was then alive.    They then went down  and brought up Twist.    A man was sent for the doctor.   He  did everything he could to bring the men to, but McCormick  died ten minutes after he was brought up.   He did not know  how long it was after the  shots  were   fired   until   the   men  went down.   The shots are fired with a battery from above.  The inen fire shots whenever they are  ready.     They  were  working in the drift, which is 25  feet   in.    The   men   must  itse their  own  judgment   about  going  down.      The air is  sent from the compressor through a pipe to   within   18  feet  of the bottom of the shaft.    Here a hose   is   attached.    The  hose is long enough to reach within three feet of the face of  the drift.    Before shooting, the men coil   up   the  hose   and  leave     it     at    the    pump    station,,    the     end    dropping  towards the bottom of the shaft.    It is the miners' business  to turn oh the air.    The hose is always coupled to   the   air  tube.    The only way of clearing  the   mine   of bad air is by  this hose.    The bad air has to go past the men   and   up the  shaft.    The air is usually turned on by  the   men   after the  shot is fired and is   left   on   until   the   men are ready to g*o  down, when it is turned off so as not to blow out  their  candles.    The men ring* for air if they want it.    Both   the men  were experienced miners.    There was no wa3* of compelling-  them to turn on the air.    The signal rope was   working   all  right.    The drift is not long enough for an air pipe as blasting would blow it out.    He was in the drift last night.    The  men had not reached the face of the drift.    They  use Hamilton powder   (60 per cent.).    He never knew of   any. other  shots being fired in the drift without them afterwards turning on the air.    In the present state of the drift he knew of  no better means of   ventilation    than   that   employed.    He  had been foreman for three   months.    He   occasional^* had m.  THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES.  misfires with batteries. The men went  down to connect the battery for the  second shot.  G-us Peterson was the next   witness.  He was employed   mucking-   and   was  working- when   the  accident  occurred.  McCormick   and   the other man   went  into stope about 30 minutes after blasting-.-   He had been working- with them  and came up   with    them.    After   the  blast they did   not turn on the air into  shaft.    He   told   them   about it before  they went down.    He said "why don't  3'ou   fellows   turn   on the air ?"    This  was when the}- were on   the  bucket to  g-o down.    The}*   said   they   would be  clown  only   a   few   minutes to connect  the wii'es to shoot  the   balance of  the  holes.    Peterson    told    the    engineer  after seven   or eigiit   minutes  that  he  had better turn the air on as they could  not  hear   from   them.    He   shook the  rope but they did not respond.    Peterson then corroborated   the  engineer's  story   about   taking-  the men from the  shaft.    He went down   in   the bucket  and saw the   men   lying   there.    One  was on a dirt pile and the  other in the  water.    There were no lights   burning  ,  below;    He took four lights down   and  "  three were lit when he came up.    The  air was blowing  from hose.    The hose  was at  the  pump.    He felt the effects  of bad air before he came up.    It weakened him.    His head got hot.    He was  getting dizzy.    His   ears buzzed.    His  head was   heavy.    He   came   up with  Twist.    The  men, told him before the  accident that they had 12 holes and had,  fired one-half of them.    They had never  blasted on his   shift   before.    ^The witness then  answered  several  questions  from jury   regarding* the   position   of  the men.  Dr. Geo.   M.   Poster   who   had been  called with Dr. Jakes to attend the  men, told of the steps which were taken  to resuscitate them. In his opinion  death was caused by asphyxiation from  inhalation of poisonous gases. He did  not think the deceased inhaled any  water. The effect of lying* in water  might have hastened death but that  ,was not the immediate cause.  JVC. Haas,   mining*   engineer,   went  into the shaft the afternoon   of the in-  quest to ascertain how the   mine   was  ventilated  and   endeavor   to   arrive at  the   cause   of  death   of the   deceased.  He found an air pipe leading- from   top  to about 20 feet of the bottom.    At this  point   a   rubber   hose   is attached and  runs   into   drift.    Drift   is  TlVz feet in  length.    He saw place where deceased  fell about 10 feet from shaft.    The   air  was pure when  he    (the witness.)   was  down.    Nowhere   did he get any suspicion of foul air.    There   is   plent\-   of  air to clear shaft.    There is no danger  to men at pump   station.    He   thought  the   S3rstem   of   turning* on   air   after  shots   are   fired   and  remaining*   up 20  minutes or half an hour is   a g*ood and  safe one if adhered to.    If air pipe was  dropped to opening or just above opening* in drift   and turned on for 10 or 15  minutes it ought to clear   workings   of  bad air.    He saw similar appliances to  those at Ironsides   work  satisfactorily  in other mines.    The system should be  safe for 35 or 40 feet of drift, not more.  The gases that caused deceased's death  originated in the composition of powder. He and Mr. Guess weighed powder  and found that the explosion of the  same amount of powder used would be  six times greater than the danger  point of life. He would not enter the  drift 30 minutes after explosion of that  amount of powder without air haying  been first driven in to purify the drift.  He should not think a candle would  burn in that air. More gases are generated by 60 per cent, powder than by  powder of less percentage. He considered a battery safer than a fuse. The  men had evidently not got to face of  drift. ;  Geo. A. Guess, chemist, went down  the shaft with Mr. Haas. They- had  calculated the number of cubic feet of  air in drift, the amount of gas generated by explosion and came to the conclusion that the amount of foul gas  was much beyond the dang*er point..  The air compressor would deliver 300  cubic feet per minute and if such air  were taken to face of drift it would  soon clear it. With the present system  air gets into drift by diffusion. He  thought a half hour would purify it  with present S3*stem, if air hose were  discharging at the mouth of the drift.  He should advise carrying an air pipe  into drift. If the men had carried out  the system in vogue the accident would  not have occurred. It is the usual  method of purifying air where compressed air is used.  Stephen Swanson, a miner, gave evidence corroborating that of Peterson's.  John Swanson another miner also gave  similar evidence.  The taking of the evidence   and   the  deliberations of the jury   occupied the  entire  day   until  8:30   in   the evening  when the following verdict was rendered :    We, the coroner's jury, empanelled  to  inquire  into  the  cause   of   the  death   of   John   P.  McCormick  which  occurred on Monday, Aug. 22rid, at the  company's workings, do hereby  agree  as  follows:    That   the   said  John P.  McCormick met his death through poisoning and asphyxiation caused by inhaling   carbon   monoxide   and carbon  dioxide gases generated   by the   explosion of giant powder used   in   working  said mine, andwe further find that the  responsibility for said  death   was due,  first to direct negligence on the part of  the deceased in that he did not according to the   usual   custom of this   mine  turn on air after firing   the  shots   and  before   entering   the    workings,    and  although it  had  been   pointed   out  to  him   by   a   fellow   workman   he   neglected     to     do     so.       We    also    find  contributor}'     negiigence     upon     the  part   of   the   company   in    that   they  did not issue   definite   instructions for  the turning on of air by some responsible person immediate^* after the firing  of   the   shot.    We,    the   jury, further  strong^* recommend that air   pipes   be  carried into all drifts and crosscuts   as  soon as practicable and as   close to the  face of all workings as possible.  Will Twist who went down into the  mine with McCormick will recover.  He fell with his head in the shaft and  was consequently in better air than in  the drift. He is rather weak but is  slowly getting better. Austin the man  who was down in the shaft with Roberts when he met his death has almost  fully recovered. ".,:'..  Thos. Roderick who came for the  doctors made a wild ride down the hill.  He reached Greenwood in eleven minutes from the time of leaving the Ironsides a distance of over six miles. He  took the trail down the mountain side.  The saddle girths gave way, but Roderick discarded the saddle without  stopping his horse and continued the  breakneck pace.  The funeral of John P. McCormick  took place from his residence, Greenwood camp, on Wednesday morning.  There was a good attendance of his  fellow employes and other acquaintances. Services wrere conducted at the  cemetery by Rev. Mr. Oswald.  W. M. IyAW & Co., general merchants, respectfully solicit your patronage-  CERTIFICATE OF THE REGISTRATION  '������������'  ���OF AN��� /,  Extra - Provincial Company.  " Companies' Act, 1897."  "City of Paris Gold Mining Company, Limited."  Registered the 11th Day of July, 1898.  T HEREBY CERTIFY that I have this day  J. registered the "Cit3r of Paris Gold Mining  Company, Limited," as an Extra-Provincial  Company under the "Companies Act, 1897," to  carry out or effect all or a.ny of the objects  hereinafter set forth to which the legislative  author^ of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.  The head office of the Company is situate in  the Citj" of Spokane, State of Washington. .  The amount of the capital of the Companj' is  one million two hundred thousand dollars^ divided into one million two hundred thousand  shares of one dollar each.  The head office of the company in this Province is situated at City of Paris Mine, White's  Camp, B. C, and Heiuy White, miner (not empowered to issue or transfer stock), whose address is at City of Paris Mine aforesaid, is the  attorney for the Company.  The time of the existence of the Company is  .fifty 3rears.  The objects for which the compan3^ has been  established are:���  To work, operate, bin-, sell, lease, locate,  acquire, procure, hold, deal in mines, metals  and mineral claims of ever3r kind and description, within the United States of America and  the Province of British Columbia; to cany on  and conduct, a general mining, smelting, milling and reduction business; to purchase, acquire, hold, erect and operate electric and  power plants for the purpose of mining and  treating ores, and for the purpose of furnishing  light and creating power for all purposes; to  bond, bii3', lease, locate and hold ditches,  flumes aud. water-rights; to construct, lease,  buy, sell, build or operate railroads, ferries,  tramways or other means of transportation for  transporting ores, mining and other material;  to own, buAr, build, sell, lease, locate timber  and timber claims, and finally to do eveiything  consistent and requisite for the cariying out  of the objects aud purposes aforesaid, in their  fullest and broadest sense .in the territoiy  aforesaid.  G-iven under  my  hand,  and   seal  of office at  Victoria,   Province of British  Columbia,  this  eleventh   dav   of    July,, one   thousand   eight  hundred and ninetweight.  [l. s.] *   - S.  Y.  WOOTTON,  99-4       Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.  MINERAL,    ACT,    1896.  Certificate   of   Improvements.  PHG3NIX Mineral Claim, situate in the Kettle River   mining division of  Yale  district.  Where located :  Greenwood camp.  '"PAKE   notice   that   we,  C.    E.   G-au.lt, free  X     .miner's   certificate.   No.  351    A;    Robert  Denzler,   free  miner's  certificate No. 14025 A;  Thos. Tig-he, free 'miner's  certificale  No. 14024  A;    Franklin    Farrell,    free    miner's    certificate    No.    50    A,    and   W.    T.    Smith,,   free  miner's     certificate,    No.    14046     A;     intend,'  sixt\* days from the date hereof, to apply-to the  Mining Recorder for a certificate of Improvements, for the  purpose of obtaining-  a Crown  grant of the above claim.  Aud further take notice  that  action,   under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 9th  day of June, 1898. 92-9  i i  L ii  II  i! ��n  ,**i  n.-.i'  THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES.  KETTLE   RIVER   MINING   DIVISION.  Record  of Mineral  Locations for the  Week  Ending August 23rd, 1898.  M.  W.  Transfers.  Aug-ust 17.  Owl, Deadwood camp, P. Howard.  New York, Kimberly camp, G. H. Ford.  Aug-ust 18  Josie, KLmbe'rly camp, J. McMahou.  Anaconda, Kimberly camp, P. Hickey.  Aug-ust 20  Long-fellow, frac,  Main  Kettle  river.  Dresser.  Ben Hur, Skylark camp, R. H. Berg-man.  ��� Aug-ust 22  Gladstone, near Greenwood City, T. Q. Butler.  Little Copper,  Deadwood camp,  T.  Cj.  Butler  and D. C. McDonald.  White Goat, West Copper camp, D. Bryant.  Porto Rico, Long- Lake camp, J. W. Nelson and  G. A. Rendell.  Empire, Can .von creek, D. McMillan.  Aug-ust 23  Tariff, Greenwood camp, J. Dempsey.  Dewberry, Central camp, L. Holbrook.  Dewejr Frac, Deadwood cariip, G. Andrews.  Winifred Frac., Skylark camp, E. Kelly.  Ellen and Lizzie B., Summit camp,  A.  L.  McDonald et al.  Certificates of Work.  Aug-ust  16  Herbert Spencer���F. K.McMaun.  Boston���W. I. Gibson.  Aug-ust 18  Idaho���G. W.Rumberg-er et al.  Vancouver���M. Oppenheimer.  Pyerniade���A. I*. Rog-ers et al.  Aug-ust 19  Nellie���H. Davis et al.  Leap Year���S3'diie3' M. Johnson.  Deer Horn-���J. H. Morrison et al.  Aug-ust 20  Maine���M. W. Dresser et al.  Ibex and Riverside���Samuel Larsen.  Ave Maria���T. L. Torme.v.-  Toronto���Mark Kay.  Ballarat and Beudig-o���Mary Garland. ,  Aug-ust 22  Virg-inia aud Pa3-master���E. S. Graham.  Atlantic���G. Henderson et al.  Transfers.  Aug-usl 16  Black Bess, % int., G. Henderson to F C Woods  Little Annie, Little Brown, % int. each,  J. Mc-  Nulty to T.Clark.  Marshall, % int., Dan Bresnahan to T. Clark.  Little Annie, Little Brown, % int. each,  J. Mc-  Nult.y to J. Bresnahan. <���  Marshall, Y\ int.,  Dan Bresnahan  to  J.  Bresnahan. ,  Timar, all int., J. Cunning-ham and A.   Hamilton to P. C. McArthur.  Aug-ust 17  Mendocino, all int., Sam Martin (by sheriff) to  E. Jacobs.  Aug-ust  18  Jewel, Yz int., E. Kaiu to John Gre3r.  Augrust 19  Mag-ic, Ah Ling" to I. G. Thompson.  Aug-ust 20  Longfellow, M. W. Dresser to N. E. Peterson.  Aug-ust 22  Toronto, Y, int., J. Gillan to W. Wilson.  Ladog-a, 1-12 int., F. J. Miller to J. P. Anderson  THE   NEW   GOVERNMENT.  Hon. C. A. Semlin's cabinet is now  complete., J. F. Hume, of Nelson, has  been sworn in as Minister of Mines.  The cabinet follows : Hon. C. A. Semlin, minister of public works and agriculture ; Hon. Joseph Martin, attorney  g-eneral and minister of education ;  Hon. F. C. Cotton, minister of finance;  . v Hon. J. Fred Hume, provincial secre-  lj tary and minister of mines; Hon. R.  1}. McKechnie, president of the council. It is reported that Hon. D. W.  Hi��-��rins will be made minister of  education.  For your boots and shoes, clothing-,  furnishings, hats and caps, groceries  and provisions, go to L/AW & Co.'s.  Rossland.  Investment md fru  Greenwood.  LIMITED    LIABILITY.  (gtedf Beiatt <xnb (gttmng QBtofters,  Financial-&  GEO.   R.   NADEN,   Manager.  THE   PALACE   LIVERY   STABLE.  THE   BOUNDARY   OREEKD 1ST RIOT.  Extra Well Fitted for Long Drives/   Saddle Horses  and Pack  Ponies,    Feed Barn.    Hay and  Oats For Sale*  A. W. ROBINS   -   -   -PROPRIETOR.  me pioneer no  Greenwood City, Boundary Creek, B,G,  jM"- ;>''����� *���,!��.  '���if? -ii? il?  We are prepared to welcome Guests and provide good accommodation.  Headquarters for Mining Men.        Best of Wines, L/iquors and Cigars   I/rvKRY Stable in connection.-������  dfi aSfc. dfc  ���7ft' sir ���?<*"  J, W, NELSON  S  rietoiv  trviiriFnKiKiw^mr  Are the only direct Importers on,the mainland of British Columbia of  Coke, Cement  Firebricks,  Fireclay,  Lime,  Sewer  Pipe,  Plaster,  etc,   etc,, etc.   o-  For full particulars as to prices, etc., write  W k  Vancouver, B. C.  WWllL��[lBllltMIU!t  M^ro*g'Btf��***-g*i,yy��y**waMm.'*o--^ ug^*Mt^��itt*a*ftni,i-i  A.l Cedar Shingles,   in  any quantity,  for sale by  Boundary Creek Milling & Lumber Co.,  Greenwood, B. C.  NOTICE is lierel)3r g-iven that sixty days  after date I intend to appl\r to the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase the following- described tract  of land, commencing- at a post on the south  side of McRae creek, about five miles east of  Christina lake, Osoyoos division of Yale district, thence north 40 chains, thence west 40  chains, thence south 40 chains, thence east 40  chains to point of commencement, containing"  160 acres. ,        JOHN P. PETERSEN.  '.  July 25th, 1S9S. 99-8  Bw��mmn��)tiuj,*-W 0  THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES,  ���wsasaeszs^s  GREENWOOD   AND   DISTRICT.  A broken axle delayed Thursday's  stag-e from Grand Forks.  Thos. Walsh has returned from a  business trip to Spokane and Rossland.  Good progress is being made with  the work of installing the big plant at  the Mother Lode mine.  A new company has been org-anized  to take over and develop the Oro Dine-  ro property in Summit camp. Smith  Curtis a Rossland barrister is the manager.  J. A. Schubert, superintendent of  roads, spent several days in the district  this week. He put some men to work  repairing the different roads in the  "vicinity.  It will be noticed that Mr. Martin's  election expenses were $187. When an  ���election is conducted in this district for  that amount, there cannot be grounds  for an election protest.  J. P. Mcl/eod, barrister of Midway,  bas been appointed by the Dominion  government to enforce the provisions  of the alien labor act. This act prevents the importation of contract foreign labor.  After September 1st, daily trains  will be run on the' Spokane Falls &  'Northern railway. Heretofore there  were no Sunday, trains on this road.  The chang-e will be a great convenience to the travelling" public.  The Rev. Father Palmer will not be  able to hold services in the Catholic  church on Sunday next, as he was  ���obliged to go to Trail. There will be  services on the Sunday following���the  first Sunday in September���as usual.  There is likely to be a large attendance at the drilling contest which takes  place tonight ( Friday ). Both Mclyeod  ��and Clune have been training- during  the week and are in good condition.  Considerable money is posted on the  result both men having strong backers.  Alex Wallace and John Bell returned  this week from the West Fork of Kettle river where they were working a  claim that is likely to make one of the  best mines in the district. They  brought down samples of ore, one of  these assaying over 1000 ounces in silver.  A miner named Evan Kvans who  has several properties in Summit camp  is seriously ill. ' He was living in a  tent but the city officials succeeded in  g-etting a cabin for him. A few more  cases and the people will become arous-  ���ed to the necessity for having a hospital in the district.  Mr. Forest of Gladstone was in the  ���city this week. Gladstone is situated  on McRae , creek midwa}^ between  ���Christina lake and Brooklyn. A number of hotels and stores are being- built  there. Mr. Forest interviewed Mr.  Wilgress reg-arding the right of wny  through Gladstone. He and Mr. Cameron are owners of the townsite.  A. W. lyane and wife reached Greenwood from Republic on Saturda_v last.  Mr. I^an eat once took charge of the  work on the B. C. M. & M. Co's. properties. The water was taken from the  G. A. R. shaft and men put to work  sinking-. Work was also resumed on  the D. A. tunnel. The force is to be  increased. Mr. L,ane will remain in  the district the greater portion of the  time but he will also look after important mining interests at Republic.  Established 1862.  ^\\\\\\vw  Manufacturers of Furni^  ture, Upholstery, etc 3��  Importers of Crockery, Glassware, Carpets,  Wall Paper, Linoleums, etc. Residences and  Hotels furnished throughout. All orders, no  matter how large, promptly filled, as we have  the- ..."''.-.'.    ������.-"..  LARGEST STOCK II1 PHIL  .s&     *!fe     ��&  Write us for Catalogue and Price List.  ���aSf*     aV*     *��*���  -*l\~ "��|F "��l$  VICTORIA,   B.C.  Trade Mark  Red Star.  ia Flouring Mills Co.  VERNON,   B. C.  Brands)  HUNGARIAN  THROE STAR  STRONG BAKERS'  SUPERFINE  All made by the celebrated Hungarian Plansifter system.. Try some,  made by the only Plansifter Mill in  the Province.  Whole Wheat Hour a specialty  Bran, Shorts, Chop. etc.  HUGH CAMERON, Proprietor.  Best Brands of Wines, Liquors and Cig-ars.  Good   Stabling.  p ���> GREENWOOD ��� ��� ���  Workshop one door north   of  Furniture. Store,  Copper Street.  Estimates given on  Tin and Iron Roofing,  Hot Air Furnaces,  Plumbing,  And all kinds of Job Work  free of charge. :    :    :    :    :  Special Attention given to the new Acetylene  Gas Light. '  Call and see us before placing- your Orders.  ��     ���    IT fti&II    o     ���      ���  A Typewriter is a Necessity.  It pays to buy the Best.  Trie''EMPIRE"  Has many points of superiority  And is fully GUARANTEED.  THE    PRICE    IS    $60    CASH.  lip  -*rF     *iF  For circulars and testimonials address  THOMSON  STATIONERY  CO.  Agents for British Columbia,  VANCOUVER   AND   NELSON,   B.C.  The EMPIRE is manufactured by  THE WILLIAMS MANUF'G CO., Ltd.,  MONTREAL,    P. Q.  Manufacturers  of the celebrated  New Williams Sewing Machine.  Agents Wanted.  '. bOSTERTON.  Financial and Insurance Agent  t (ttofarg (pufiftc ?  VERNON,    B.C.  AGENT   FOR  The Sun Life Assurance Co., of Canada.  The Royal Insurance Co.  The Scottish Union & National Ins. Co.  The London & Lancashire Fire Ins. Co.  The Insurance Compau3r of North America.  The London & Canadian Fire Ins. Co.  Dominion Building & Loan Association.  Al'PRAISER  FOR  The Canada Permanent Loan & Savings Co.  SQUARE   HOUSE.  <0  ���J  UJ  a  CO  Greenwood City, B.C.  jSJs.  Geo. E. Seymour & Co., Props.  First-class  Accommodation.  Stages  from  all parts pass the  door.  ��  c  rn  ���"to  J  0  m  0)  SQUARE    TREATMENT.  FRUIT *. PRESERVING * COMPANY,,  Victoria,    B, G, *  -MANUFACTURERS   OF���  Candies,   Mincemeat,   Orang-e,   Citron  and Ivemon Peels.    Preserves and  Marmalades.    Pickles and  Vineg-ar.  ������o������  We claim without exception to make the  Purest and  Best-Selling  Goods  in  Canada. M-'Sf  THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK    TIMES,  *tmwL3^srm.t^i*F*v*tt^~5^aB,M.F<',i?iTi''ii''j>v!��!Vfi  Awarded  Highest Honors���World's  Fair,  Gold Medal, Midwinter Fair.  u  A Pure (irape Cream of Tartar Powder.  40 YEARS THE STANDAKP,  CRUELTY   TO   ANIMALS.  Provincial Police Officer Gardom '  came up from Midway on Thursday  last. He was mounted on a fiery gray  sleed. As he approached Currie's li^  ery stable the horse shied at the shadow of the improvements which are going- to be made on Government street.  The police officer resented the conduct  of his steed and plung-ed heavy spurs  into the horse's side. The blood moistened some of the Greenwood dust and  Aid. Phelan's eyes moistened at sight.  The alderman swore to an information  .charging*   the   officer   with cruelty   to  animals.    The  case  will  come up for  f.-.  trial to day at three o'clock. It is the  first case of the kind in Greenwood  and Aid. Phelan is entitled to much  credit in taking- the initiative in the  matter of protecting dumb animals.  MINING   MEN.  E. A. Bennett* the secretary of the  lallooet, Cariboo & Fraser River Gold  Mining Co., and D. G. McNeill, the  company's engineer, spent the week in  Greenwood. The company owns several properties in the district, including- the Alice in Xong I^ake camp.  Messrs. Bennett and McNeill visited  the Alice this week. The property has  a well-defined lead, and $200 assays  have been received from the ore.  LIBERAL-CONSERVATIVE CONVENTION.  Hon. E. G. Prior, of Vicoria, has issued a call for a Liberal-Conservative  convention to be held at Vancouver,  in the Oddfellows' hall, on Thursday  and Frida}* next. The representation  at the convention is to include liberal-  conservative privy councillors resident  in B.C. ; liberal-conservative senators  and members of Dominion parliament  from B.C. ; ex-members of Dominion  parliament ; members and ex-members  of Provincial legislature; candidates  at any election, provincial or federal ;  officers of liberal-conservative organizations ; delegates elected by electors,  and all persons in sympathy with the  liberal-conservative party.  We cater to the mining trade, camp  trade, hotel trade, family trade, and  we want YOUR  trade.���Eaw & Co.  Destroyed   by   Fire.  Eequime & Powers' sawmill situated on Boundary Creek about five miles  below Greenwood was destroyed by  fire on Wednesday night. The loss is  a heavy one. The mill, stables and  lumber were completely destroyed.  The fire is supposed to have originated  from a spark from the smokestack. It  started at night while the men employ-  ed'there were sleeping. Before it was  discovered it had made too much headway to be subdued with appliances at  the disposal of the men. There was no  insurance.  Bank  of  Montreal.  Mr. Campbell Sweeney, manager of  the bank of Montreal, Vancouver, in  ah interview with a News-Advertiser  representative spoke about his trip'and  the mining outlook in East Kootenay  and Boundary Creek. Regarding" the  establishing of banks he stated that he  could not say anything about what  would be done until -h^ reported to  headquarters. He advised Vancouver  to look after the Boundary Greek trade.  It was well worth looking after.  Buy your Teas and Coffees at Eaw  & Co.'s.  Corporation of the City of  Greenwood*  Notice to Taxpayers  Municipal Taxpayers are  hereby reminded that Wednesday, August 31st, is the  LAST day upon which Taxes  may be paid, to entitle them  one'  ���*wu:r*:.n*^arCTr*-iufc'*--��*^��-**w^  HENRY NICHOLSON,  \c, ^jiuntng (&$tnt  Mining Nkgotiations Tkaxsactkd.  Office.-���Camf McKinney.  N'B.���Some   valuable   Mining-    Properties   in  Camp McKinney aud vicinity for disposal.  MINERS and : :  PROSPECTORS  should Wear   : :  ..���.  Ames Holden Go/s  �� Columbia"  " Kootenay "  Vancouver  H  All of which are First.class Foot Wear  If your Watch is tired  TAKE    IT   TO  h  -^ THE .-��� -    -;.  WATCH M AKE Rr  GREENWOOD  And have it fixed rig-lit.    Over 30 years' experience, and the most complete stock of  material  with which to do work correctly.  Hair Brushes.  Tooth Brushes  Nail Brushes-  Clothes Brushes  And every other  9        kind of Brush  Greenwood Book Store,.  9 GOVERNMENT ST.  Windsor Hotel Barter Shop  Copper Street, Greenwood.  New Shop. New Enamelled Bath Tubs.  R. M. McENTIRE   -   -   Proprietor.  ��  MERCHANT TAILOR  GREENWOOD CITY, B.C.  fi^   Perfect fit guaranteed.  W. J. Snodgrass & Sons, Prop's.  Leaves Penticton at 7 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays for Camp McKinney,:  Rock Creek, Midway, Anaconda, Greenwood,.  Carsonand.GrandFor.es.  Returning- leaves Grand Forks at. 7 a.m. each  aud every day except Sunday for Greenwoodi  and leaves Greenwood for Penticton on Tues-  daj's, Thursdays and Saturdays at 1 p.m.  Carries the Mails, Passeng-ers and Express..  ���8ST Will sell  througfh Tickets  to Vancouver,  Victoria, Seattle or Portland.  .��   '���':.'.'.    r'^'v-   ���������? ��� '  -=���*  ASITTIN(  will  be  ING of  the  County   Court of  Yale  holden  At   Fairview, B.C., on  Thursday,  the  13th day of October, 1898,  At the hour of 11 o'clock in the forenoon.  By command.  C. A. R. LAMBLY,  Osoyoos, B.C.. Dep. Rgr. C. C.  22nd August, 1808. 103-4 THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES,  S  Everybody !  Xedg-ers, Journals, Cash Books,  Minute Books, tetter Copyiny  Books, Memos, School Books,  Pocket Books, Bill Books, etc.  1  We will shortly receive a larye assortment of the latest and best Novels. We  can furnish you with any.-Book, Paper  or Magazine published.  Latest Amendment to Mining- taws.  Books, Stationery, Wall Paper,  Fancy Goods and  Notions, ,.  GREENWOOD    :    :    B.C.  PUBLISHED  BY  The Boundary Creek Printing & Publishing  Company, Limited.  Duncan Ross... ...Editor.  '"W., J. Harber.....  ..Manager.  Advertising-Rates are One Dollar per inch  per month. Leg-al notices, 10c. and 5c. per line.  No "quack" or reniedj- ads. inserted at any  price. Subscriptions are due in advance ; other  accounts pa37able monthly.  Address all communications to  The Times,  Greenwood, B.C.  Subscription, S2.00 per Year, in Advance.  SATURDAY,  AUGUST 27, 1898.  ���r .     ' 8  J A blue pencil mark in this space iudi- ��  f cates that 3-our Subscription is due  Z  SHOULD   BE   DEC5DED.  Now that the city debentures are sold  and over $20,000 is to be expended at  an early date, the ratepayers oug*ht to  declare themselves regarding- the best  system of carrying* on cit3r work. The  city council represents the electors and  should carry out their instructions. It  is of the utmost importance that the  best sj-stern of doing* cit}* work should  be adopted. The Times is in favor of  da}- labor. We believe the majority of  the ratepayers are in favor of day  labor. They should declare themselves.  The city of Grand Forks g-ave a contract for the construction of an electric  ligiit plant and   a waterworks system.  The contractor was a   responsible person   who   had had larg*e  contracts   in  other cities.    When the work was completed   two  experts   representing*   the  city examined the  work   and   reported  strong-ly ag-ainstthe city accepting* the  same.    A third expert in his published  report   stated   that   scared}'   any thing-  had been done   according*  to specifications.    He advised that numerous alterations should be   insisted   upon by the  city before accepting* the plant.  Dozens of other equally unsatisfactory results from the contract system  might be quoted. With a competent  man directing- the work there is reasonable   certainty   that the city   work  will be done carefully and properly by  day labor. Under the contract system  it is g-enerally worth half the cost of  the contract to watch the contractor  and then the latter g-enerally succeeds  in doing- scamp work.  EASTERN   CAPITALISTS.  Mr. Jay P.Graves, the manag-er of  the Old Ironsides and Knob Hill Mining- Companies, came in from Spokane  this week accompanied by Mr. S. H.  C. Miner, Mr. W. H. Robinson and Mr.  A. C. Fluraerfelt. Mr. Miner is the  president of the famous Granby Rubber Company of Granby, Que. Mr.  Robinson is president of the Eastern  Townships Bank, with headquarters at  Granby, and Mr. Flumerfelt is western manager for the Ames Holden Co.,  and one of Victoria's leading* business  men. All are interested in the two big-  Greenwood camp properties. They  remained at the mine for two days examining- working-s and sizing- up the  vast amount of prospective wealth that  is stored therein.  Mr. Miner is considered one of the  strongest financial men of the east.  His investments are very heavy, including* interests in, some of the big-  Michig-an copper companies.  " Mr. Graves kept me well informed  reg-arding Boundary Creek," said he  to a Times representative, -' and I felt  convinced that-you had here the most  important mining section in British  Columbia ; after personal examination  I am more than convinced. I feel certain that Boundary Creek will shortly  become one of the largest producing  districts on the continent. What an  absurd thing to deny a railway com-  ���p&tiy a charter into this country!  Why no two railways can carry the ore  from those mines. The district requires more than two , railways and  there will be work for every one of  them. I am well satisfied with my interests in the district. It is only a  question of a few years when eveiw  camp will have a number of dividend  paying mines. You are going to have  numerous small towns in the different  mining camps and these will be feeders to a large commercial centre."  Mr. Flumerfelt was chaffed   by   the  other visitors regarding  the  action of  Victoria  concerning   the Corbin charter.    "It was not the business   men of  Victoria who were  responsible " he replied.    *' We are always anxious to secure new avenues for   trade but unfor-  tunateljr   the   Board   of    Trade     was  'against public opinion and  the wishes  of the business men.    I always had an  impression that  Boundary  Creek   had  large bodies of ore   but I   had  no. conception of the  amount of development  "���')���;' :'i".:l  )i:    .     I think your mine  owners   are  entitled to a great deal of  credit  for  their   enterprise when   the  difficulties   they   had   to   contend with  are considered.    It is a district   which  ought to receive every encouragement.  I   am   well satisfied with   my    trip.    I  will  go ��� away   from   Boundary Creek  feeling* that I now have a better appreciation of its immense possibilities and  as a business man I will give it   closer,  attention in the future."  Mr. Robinson also stated that he enjoyed his trip very much. He believes  that his Boundary Creek investments  will soon be paying* handsome dividends. "I would like to remain here  for several weeks," he said. " There  is so much , to see that we cannot do  justice to the district in a hurried  visit." '-.'������ '   :r'  Mr. Graves does not say much but  he wears'a satisfied expression. It was  he that succeeded in organizing strong  financial men into a company 10 operate Boundary Creek properties. They  have come and examined for themselves and Mr. Graves is pleased to  know that they are satisfied with their  investments.     ���������'���.  HI  HUM 11 HI III   I  I  III IIHil $ Ml I I Ml     III    I I 111   I1 ill! I  H.   HALLETT,  NOTARY    PUBLIC.  GREENWOOD,   B.O.  p^ORBES   M.   KERBY,  Assoc. Mem. Can. Soc. Civil Engineers,  (protnnctaf BL&nh ^utu^ot  AND  CIVII, ENGINEER,    ��� '  -- (ttofarg (pUfiftC ��� MIDWAY,    B.C.  a.  A.   GUESS, M.A.'  H.   A.   GUESS,   M.A.  Assayers & Chemists*'  ��� Thoroughly familiar with Boundary Creek  and Fairview mining- districts. Properties  examined, assays and anal3rses of ores, fuels,  furnace products, etc.  Greenwood, B. C.  QHARLES AE. SHAW,  Givil   Engineer,  <S)omtnton anb (prdutnetd-f ^anb ^urBe^or.  GREENWOOD,    ���'���-������     B.C.  S.   KEITH  SUCCESSOR  TO  d.   P.   HARLAN,  B.C.  GREENWOOD  0.  C*J  <D  O  ���+->'  Co  'J)  tu  c  Co  c  'c  m  m  0  >  0  a  i  ��  ���<-k  W.  O  4>  OS  .    �� '  en   ��5  o>  O   <u  ��,- B  <=> ��  CO    ��J  < .*=  fcjo  xiasau'  &.n.uaSficanc*i  en  -S-bo.  <U CD  3 CO  5 a*  'L.-.  MIDWAY, ' B.C.,  nvhi  MINING BROKERS.  'fa-���  Fire, Life and Accident Insurance. #���  THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES,  The Greenwood City Mercantile Co. has been appointed agents  for the 0KANAGAN FLOUR MILL CO.'S FLOUR. It is the best all-round  Flour on the market. Try it once and you .will use no other. Their  brands are " Hungarian, " ' * XXXX," "Strong Bakers'," " Economy,"  and "Superfine." The flour is made from wheat grown by the shareholders in the mill, and is made by the latest improved machinery.  Okanagan  Flour  Mill   Co.'s  Flour   is   THE  BEST!   ,  THE   DEBENTURES   SOLD.  The debentures have been sold to  Mr. W. E. Hog*g- of Montreal. The  amount paid for the $25,000 loan is  $23,000. Mr. Hogg* telegraphed his  offer on Tuesday. A special meeting  of the council was called and the clerk  was instructed to telegraph Mr. Hogg  accepting the offer. The money is to  be placed at the disposal of the.city as  soon as required, $5,000 being available at once and the balance within 90  days. The debentures draw 6 per cent,  interest and are payable in 20 years.  The council are making* preparations  ...',. to begin the street work at once. It is  ,}' expected that work will begin by Sept.  1st.    The council have not yet decided  whether the work is to be done by contract or day labor but the concensus of  opinion appears to be in favor of day  labor.  Law &'.Co.'s goods simply cannot be  beaten.    Try them.  Best   value  for  your   motiej'   in   all  lines at Eaw & Co.'s.  MINERAL    ACT,    1896.  Certificate   of   Improvements.  NOTICE.  LADOGA Mineral Claim, situate in the Kettle  River   mining-   division   of   Yale    district.  Where located : Deadwood camp,   north of  and adjoining- the Iron P3-rit.ee.  TAKE NOTICE that  I,  Sydney  M.   Johh-  son, acting- as  ag-ent for  Wm.   M.   Law,  Anderson, free -miner's certificate, No. 384a, intend, sixt\T days from the date hereof, to apply  to the Mining- Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining- a  crown g-rant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 25th day of Aug-ust, 1898. 103  Greenwood,   B.C  ���������  e��**"���  ���iV4, A*.'4 'A*/4  '''r       ���*"."      v/1?  -~*"��    Store Fronts & Fixtures a Specialtv    __  ���e9?m?m??mmmmm??K  w  'OTICE is hereby g-iven that thirty days  after date, we intend to apply to the Commissioner of Lands' and Works for a special  license to cut timber on the following- described  piece of land, situate on Cranberry creek, a  tributarv ef the West Fork of Kettle river, in  the District, of Yale, B. C: Commencing- at a  stake on the west side of Cranberry creek, 60  chains from the mouth of said creek, thence  west 120 chains, thence south >20 chains, thence  west 120 chains, thence south 40 chains, thence  east 120 chains, thence north 20 chains, thence  east 120 chains, thence north 40 chains to place  of commencement, containing- 960 acres.  Dated 22nd June, 1898.   RALPH SMAILES.  95-8 W. B. PATON.  THISTLE  .i a        it  a a  Es the Best Scotch Whisky  AND ���  -3 tz Jt-wzn g  The Best Canadian.  SOLE  AGENTS:  R.  P.  Rithet & Co.  Ltd.  VICTORIA      B.C. m  THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES.  MUUUiUUUUlUlUUUUUiiUlii^  IS THE BEST HOTEL IN GREENWOOD. A New Building, well furnished. First-class  Service in all departments. Choice, Wines, Liquors and Cigars. Headquarters for Mining  and Commercial Men.  pper Street, Gree  ^??fr??n?????!fHf?!?nH?Hfff???????H?fHfnff???!fI?f??H??Hf?!ff!f??H?r?!f?!???r??n?n??!!??!!?!?Hfr??f?^  FTiUL-njijjeiiiu-'mjMi  NEW   ELECTIONS.  A dispatch from Victoria states that  there is a report gaining- currency that  it is the intention of   the   Semlin   government   to   ask  for  a new election to  be held between the 8th and the 15th of  October in place of meeting*  the   legislature.    While the  lack  of a  working-  majority in the  house   may be reasonable excuse for asking* for   a  new   appeal to the people, we think the course  outlined by the dispatch is not the best.  The   question   naturally   arises   as to  how   a new   election   can   be   secured  without a dissolution and it strikes   us  as being- impossible to dissolve a house  which practically does not exist.    The  members   are  not members until they  are sworn in and take their seats.    We  believe     the    Semlin    government   is  strong*  enough   and honest   enough to  call the members together, pass a fair  redistribution   bill   and then   appeal to  the   country.    Even   the followers   of  Turner   hailing   from   the   Mainland  would vote for  a  fair  redistribution.  If such a course wercadopted the result  would be certain.    The Semlin government   would carry the   country   by   a  sweeping majority.      , ���    . ��  James Martin, M.P.P., is pledged to  use his influence in securing proper  representation for Boundary Creek.  He should avail himself of the earliest  opportunity of impressing upon the  new government the necessity for the  passage of a fair redistribution bill.  Sirnilkameen   District.  Minitig men who returned recently  from the Sirnilkameen district are most  enthusiastic concerning the huge deposits of copper found there. David  Da3r and D. M. French are interested  in twelve prospects including two lying  near the Sunset and another lying  near the Helen Gardner owned by Ross  Thompson and Clive Pringle.  It is stated that the whole of Copper  mountain is a huge deposit of copper.  The mineral belt can be traced for  miles and is several thousand feet  wide. There are numerous prospectors  on the mountain but little work has  been done so far excepting- on the  Helen Gardner where a shaft is down  50 feet.  It is reported that Hon. J. H. Turner  will resign his seat and confine his  whole attention to his extensive business interests. He leaves for England  in a few weeks. Hon. Col. Baker intends to g*ive up politics and reside on  his estate at Cranbrook.  artnacg  rOR,   PURE    DRUGS,     DRUGGISTS'     SUNDRIES,  PATENT   /nEDlCINES,   CIGARS,    AND  PINE    CANDIES.  =f^ S^ir^^S ��^5=~**  Prescriptions carefully and accurately Compounded  Greenwood, B.C.  Corner Copper and Greenwood  ���������  .   ' Streets,  2$<%* *$?*$? ^ ^ *fa *fe *jp *$+*��p *$* *$��� ^*�� *$����� ��-$����� ��*$�� **$��� ^^^��^ ^^ ��**$����� i��  ���*����        [1 THE  *��*  ��f��  Is prepared to supply the trade with first-class Bottled Beer  manufactured  by   the   " Eion   Brewery   Company,   L/td.,"  of Rossland.    The beer is shipped in  bulk,   and  bottled by  steam   in   Greenwood.    Manufacturers   of  Soda   Water   and  All Kinds of Soft Drinks.  Leave vour order with  i��   Columbian Steam Bottling Worts, near the Saw Mill, Greenwood  '**  ��f ^ ^ ^ ^ *|U ^ <^ ^ ^ .$* *^ *$* *|�� *|* *$* *$**$* *-f�� ��$* ��f* *f* ������$��� .*$* *f* ik  JOHN   A.   CORYELL,   a.m., b.c.a.  Cttnf &n$\nm,  Provincial Land Surveyor and Draughtsman.  Irrigation Projects, Engineering and Survej"  Work," with plans and Estimates in any portion  of the province, immediateU' attended to.  Maps and Plans of am- portion of Oso3'OOS  district aud. mining-camps of Kettle River Mining Division.  Residence   -   -   MIDWAY.  Rossland Riding of West Kocv  tenay Electoral District*  THE ELECTION EXPENSES of James  Morris Martin, in the election of a member to represent the above Riding in the Legislature of the. Province of British Columbia held  on J ul \- 9th, 1S9S,-amount, as per statement produced to me, to S187.10.  W. E. TOWNSEND, J.P.,  Dated at Rossland, Returning Officer.  August 23rd, 1S0S.  MINERAL,    ACT,    1896.  Certificate  of Improvements,  NOTICE).  Buckhorn, Iron Top, Blue Bell and  Arlington  v mineral  claims, situate in  the Kettle  River  Miuing Division  of  Yale  District.      Where  located,: Deadwood camp.  *-pAKE Notice that I, E. A. Bielenbefgy  & free, miner's certificate, No. 25.367,  intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to app^  to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a  Crown  Grant of the above claims.  And further take  notice  that action,   under  section 37, must be commenced before the  issu- '  ance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 12th day of August, 1898.        101-9  APPLICATION   FOR   LIQUOR   LICENSE.  'OTICE is  hereby  given,  that the under-   signed intends to  apply  to  the  License  Commissioners of the Cky of Greenwood, at  their next sitting, for a license to sell liquor b3r  retail on the premises known as the Greenwood  Hotel, on lots 20 and 21, block B, in the Citv of  Greenwood, B.C. D. M.  BONGARD.  Dated this 6th daA- of August, 1898. 101-4 THE   BOUNDARY   GREEK   TIMES,  GREENWOOD AND  DISTRICT.  W. G. McMynn, the mining recorder,  went to Rossland last week.  Jeff Davis, mayor of Grand Forks,  was a visitor to the metroplis yesterday.  A ledge of rich-looking ore has been  uncovered on the Keno, in Wellington  camp.  Thos. McDonnell intends building  some cottages on his Eong* Eake street  property.  H. Boss and Geo. Munro, two Trail  mining men were among the visitors  to the city this week.  Chief of the Eire Department Pearse  has issued instructions to all householders that the stove-pipe must give  way to a brick chimney.  Rev. Mr. Richards the English  Church clergyman arrived in Greenwood this week and will have, charge  of the congregation here and at Midway. '..,���'  The mining editor of the Spokesman  Review visited Greenwood camp this  week. He will visit all the other  camps in the district. He is writing  a series of mining articles for his  paper.  -J. A. Crawford has returned from  Long Eake camp after completing an  assessment on the Silent Friend claim.  The Silent Friend is owned by Thos.  McDonnell. A vein of rich ore which  has widened from 12 inches to 26 inches  has been followed in the shaft which  is now down 18 feet. The ore is free  milling and like most Eong Eake camp  ores runs high in gold.  Police-officer Eawder narrowly escaped serious trouble last week. ' Mr.  Eawder turned out one of his horses on  the range last fall. This spring he  succeeded in securing the horse, after  considerable difficulty. He had him  shod all round and rode him for three  or four days, when W. H.Norris, J.P.,  of Midway, claimed that the horse was  his. Mr. Norris succeeded in proving  the ownership and Mr. Eawder gave  up the horse, shoes and all. His own  horse has not yet been found. Some  years ago a prospector was sentenced  to three months' imprisonment for taking a stipendiary magistrate's horse  in a similar manner. Mr. Lawder  should have received at least six weeks  for taking the horse of a justice of the  peace. :'"        ������ .  Mr. Justice McCall has been appointed Chief Justice of British Columbia.  His successor has not been   appointed.  M.   POSTER,   M.D.,   CM.  Offices :  Ovki; MnJUiK's Dkug Stork,  Greenwood, B.C.  ������ssszzsi.BX&KaBizsa.TiXoxssk  ^2>ZSSXXXttJl*.7Vt^Ztt^XS#^s;S��LVZKZV:  50   YEARS'  EXPERIENCE  Trade Marks  Designs  Copyrights &c.  Anyone sending a sketch and description may  qulckly ascertain our opinion free whether an  invention is probably patentable. Communications strictly confidential. Handbook on Patents  sent free. Oldest agency for securing patents.  Patents taken through Munn & Co. receive  special notice, without charge, in the  A handsomely illustrated weekly. Largest circulation of any scientific journal. Terms, $3 a  year; four months, $1.  Sold by all newsdealers  ft 361 Broadway, I  iTrarich Office, 625 F St., Washington, D. C.  Save Money by purchasing your Ticket direct  from Greenwood to points on the Coast or East.  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For time tables, pamphlets, or any information, call on or address  S. L. SMITH, E.  J.  COYLE,  Agent, Dist. Pass. Agent,  PENTICTON; VANCOUVER.  D. R. MCELMON, Local Agent, Greenwood.  RAILWAY  RED MOUNTAIN RAILWAYS.  The  only  All  Rail  Route,   without  Change of Cars, between  Also between Rossland and NELSON.  DAIIyY.  Going* North  12.49 p.m.  OSSBURG  Going* South  10.51 a.m.  Train leaving Bossburg at 10:51 a. m. makes  clofe connections at Spokane with trains for all  PACIFIC    COAST   POINTS,  $%  -��<�����  Close connections at Nelson with Steamers  for Kaslo and all Kootenay Lake points.  Passengers for Kettle. River and Boundary  Creek connect at Bossbursr with dailv stasre.  &$  &  *  MISS   O.   MEDILL,  Dressmaking and Millinery Parlors.  Sample Hats, in the latest styles, will  arrive in a few da3*s.  COPPER STREET,   GREENWOOD.  MINERAL/ ACT,   1896.  Certificate   of   Improvements.  NOTICE  CIMERON Mineral claim, situate in the Kettle  River mining division of Yale district.  Where located : In Greenwood camp.  TAKE notice that I, Georgr W. Rumberger,,  free miner's certificate, No. 83A, intend, sixt3' daj-s from the date hereof, to apply  to, the Mining Recorder for a certificate of  improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  a crown   grant of the'above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 9th day of June, 1898. 93-9  MINERAL,    ACT,    1896.  Certificate   of   Improvements.  ���������fe NOTICE.  GEM (fractional) mineral claim, situate in the  Kettle River mining division of Yale'district"  Where located : Deadwood camp.  TAKE notice that we, John Dunn, free  miner's certificate No. 25866; E. A. Bielen  berg, free miner's certificate No. 29,867, aud  Mary Garland, free miner's certificate No.  14117* A; intend, sixty da>-s from the date hereof,  to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose-of ob  taining a Crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvement.  Dated this 3rd day of June. 1898. 92-9  MINERAL,   ACT,   1896.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  WINNER Mineral Claim, situate in the Kettle  River mining division of Yale district.  Where located : In Wellington camp.  TAKE Notice that we, James McLenaghen,  free miner's certificate No. 372a, Nellie  (Mrs. J. R.) Gallagher, free miner's certificate  No. 255a, and Mary Garland, free miner's certificate No. 1411.7a, intend, sixty days from the  date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder  for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the above  claims.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 29th day of July, 1898. 101-9  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereb}- given that an application will be made to the Parliament of  of Canada at the next session thereof for.au  Act to incorporate a Compan.3- to construct and  maintain a railwa3r from a point on the International Boundar3T Line at or near ^Cascade  City, British Columbia, thence in a westerly  ���direction, following the valle3r of the Kettle  river to a point on the said Bonndai-3- Lineat  or near Carson ; also from another point on  the said Boundaiw Line at or near Midway, ���'  thence, northerly, ��� following {the valley of  Boundai^' creek to a point about twenty- miles  north of Midwa3r; with power to construct and  maintain branch lines, and at the said Bound-  ar3T Line to connect with and to operate the  whole in conjunction with the railwa3r line of  the Spokane Falls and Northern Railwa3r  Compan.3', with power to the company to construct, operate a and maintain telegraph and  telephone lines" as well for commercial purposes as the business of the railwa3r; and for  other necessary and usual powers.  Dated the 23rd day of Julv, 1898,  BODWELL & DUFF,  99 Solicitors for Applicants.  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereb\T given that, six'tx- days  after date, I intend to apply to the Chief  Commissioner of Lauds and Works for permission to purchase the following described  land, situated in the. Qso3roos division of Yale  district. B.C.: Commencing at a stake. tweut\r  chains north of the north-west corner of section  twenty-five, township fifty-tliree, thence 40  chains east, thence 80 chains south, thence  40 chains west, thence 80 chains north to place  of commencement, containing 320 acres.  CHAS. M. SHAW.  Dated 24th day of June, 1S98. 96-8  MINERAL,    ACT,-   1896.  Certificate   of   Improvements.  in the.  di\isiou  of   Yale  dis-  In Greenwood camp,  Stem winder, mineral  NOTICE.  MONTEZUMA  Mineral   Claim,  situate  Kettle River mining  trict.    Where located:  north and east of the  claim.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Sydney M. Johnson, acting as agent for John W. Liiul,  free miner's certificate No. 391a; EwingKeight-  le\', free, miner's, certificate No. 14,11.5a ; Thos.  Humph re 3-, free miner's certificate No. 89,901 ;  F. Farrel, free miner's certificate. No. 1034a, aud  W. T. Smith, free mineij's certificate No. 89,812,  intend, sixt\- days from the date hereof, to ap-  pl3" to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of  improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a  crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under,  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 21st day of May, 1898. 103  iitiiuu.LiLJuiBfuiMtt-WHN'Mni^y-uuuiw??' THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   XIMES.  GREENWOOD   AND   DISTRICT.  W.T.Smith went to Spokane this  week.  C. A. R. Eambly returned to Osoyoos  on Wednesday.  A dance was given in Barrett's hall  last ( Friday ) evening.  Thos. McDonnell has returned from  a business trip to Spokane.  Dr. J. Christie was in Chicago this  week on his way home from the Old  Country.  A. W. McQueen and James Addison  of Grand Forks were visitors to Greenwood this week.  Messrs. D. C. McRae and E. C. Wick-  wire experted the Big Whale property  at Pass creek this week.  Messrs, Michell & Moody have leased  th*. International hotel from Louis  Bosshart. J.J. Miller will have charge  of the bar.  Three men are at work on the Ord  Dinero in Summit camp. The shaft  is down about 20 feet and is in high  grade copper ore.  J. Cunningham is developing the  Tread well in Summit camp. The  Treadwell is a promising property adjoining the Emma.  Messrs. Barchard and Harrison of  the B. C. mine took the Dewdney trail  this week for Rossland where they will  remain several days.  F. M. Mclveod, one of Rossland's  leading lawj'ers, is visiting,Greenwood  for the first time.. He is well pleased  with the city and district.  Eouis Bosshart has sold his interest  in the Barbara mineral claim to Geo.  R. Naden  associates the entire claim,  subdivided into ci-tv lots.  This gives Mr. Nadeh and  It will be  The poles for the new telephone line  are erected to within a mile of the city.  The line ought to be in operation next  week. The Greenwood office will be in  Smith & McRae's bookstore.  TO   DEVELOP   PROPERTIES.  F. C. Ivoring and F. H.. Oliver, two  well known Spokane mining men spent  several da3rs in the district this week  looking after their mining interests.  Messrs. Eoring* and Oliver are the principal shareholders in the Athelstan  company, owning the Athelstan mine  in Wellington camp. On this property  good work is being done, the shaft being down nearly ninety feet. A visit  was made to the Morrison in Deadwood  camp, a property- in which they are  also interested. J. Morrison who has  been developing the property has recently uncovered a wide ledge of good  ore. So well pleased are Messrs. Coring and Oliver with the outlook, here  that they have decided to put several  men to work at once and a steam plant  will be purchased for the property and  placed in position as quickly as possible.  Seasonable goods : Lime Juice, McLaren's Cheese, Jams and Jellies,  Marmalade, and lots of nice things at  Law & Co. 's.  We cater to the mining trade, camp  5trade, hotel trade, family trade, and  we want  YOUR  trade.���Law & Co.  ���m  H  sabs  m  Sifcs  S8?iS  $��.  ��'-\*{  *SWW  '$&  m  ���*5*NW  We are clearing out some Job Lines  in  THIN  can   give  you  some  good  and  gains j  xjl    JtlclL     IOi . ...  ......  ...  A White Shirt for . . . ,. . .  A Boy's Colored Shirt for  Men's Coats . ... ... .... .  Men's Suits, complete   ... .  An odd lot of Pants . ....  bar/  25c.  and 50c  35c  35c  $1.50 to $3.50  $1.50 upwards  *$NW  '2��&  *s*v*5  $��  s*v^  Odd lot of Underclothing, from $1.50 suit  Odd lot of Children's, Women's {     Below  and Men's Boots and Shoes... . \'-'   Cost  In addition to these we carry a full line of  X       X       GROCERIES       X       X  of every description and of the best quality,  .'ei��S0N  &   FMSt*AN .  The White Front Store, Government street, next door to  the Drug  Store, Greenwood.  m  ���m  m  m  m  m  n  m  m  m  m  s*ik  m  m-  m  w  m  w-  m  w"  m-  Site  w  w  Louis Blue.  A. Fisher.  IVIIL.L.S     AND     YARDS     AT  Greenwood City    %    Anaconda^ B,C   Manufacturers of Roug-h and  Dressed   Shingles*' Lath* ���������Moiildini^Si Sash and Doors*  $*.     jjfs.     ^V"-  ���>!<? VlF It?  ALL KINDS OF FACTORY WORK MADE TO ORDER  Lumber delivered to  any place  in the City or   lo Mining Camps  If  you  do,   Never Forget that  we  have   placed  in  stock-with pur .other lines of Household Furnishings  some   FIRST-OLASS MACHINES.      We buy  them direct from the manufacturers and are prepared  to sell at prices to suit the times.  We call your special attention to our new  DROP' HEAD   MACHINE  Which   can   be   seen   at  our   Store-:  COPPER-STREET,. GREENWOOD CITY, B.C. ���*'\  THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK    TIMES,  RAILROAD   NOTES.  During the last week between 300  and 400 additional men have been secured by Messrs. Mann, Foley Bros. &  L/arson, and put to work on the Rob-  son-Penticton branch of the Columbia  & Western railway says the Brooklyn  News. The agents of the contractors  in Victoria, Vancouver, San Francisco,  Boston, New York and elsewhere, report gOod success in securing men for  the work, and in a comparatively short  time they expect to get all the laborers  needed. The price offered is the uniform one of $2 per day,' and the contractors advance transportation to  Brooklyn. One agent, located at Boston, wired that he had just sent forward 300 men, and more will doubtless  follow.  Fair progress is being made on the  work all along the line, and the tote  road is now completed for about 25  miles to Christina lake. Progress on  this tote road is a little slower just now  as the men have encountered considerable rock work.  Men are strung out all over the contract getting out ties, of which about  300,000 will be required. One-half of  these are contracted for by Genelle &  Co., and the balance by McPherson  Bros. & Stout. Six kinds of timber  can be used for this work���hemlock,  spruce, red fir, cedar, tamarack, pine.  Many men are being added to the force  of tie .makers continually, some preferring this class of work.  Every camp is gradually but surely  increasing the number of workmen  employed, and consequently the contractors are beginning to wear a more  beatific smile as a rule. As soon as .  the harvest is over there will undoubtedly be all the help needed. As it is,  the daily arrivals will now average between 30 and 50 men.  A   GOVERNMENT   AGENT.  I^ast session provision was made in  the estimates for a salary for a government agent whose jurisdiction would  extend from Penticton to Cascade City.  This officer would divide the work with  Mr. Leonard Norris, the government  agent at Vernon. The appointment  should be made at once. lyast week  The Times pointed out the disadvantages under which Boundary Creek  labored as far as the expenditure of  public money is concerned. Such an  officer having a smaller field to cover  and being free from the importunities  of the more populous portion of the district would be in a position to do greater justice to the pressing needs of this  section of the country.  So long as Boundary Creek district  belongs to one constituency and expects its share of appropriations from  another constituency, so long will its  interests be neglected.  Dr. Armstrong, the Dominion veterinary surgeon at Nelson, B. C, paid an  official visit to Boundary Creek this  week. He examined one or two horses  thai were supposed to be affected with  glanders but he decided that these  were only bad cases of distemper. Dr.  Armstrong says there is no glanders  in the district.  "0  Meals at all hours.  Open Day and Night.  launches put up.  WERNER & PITTOCK, Proprietors,  COPPER  STREET - - - GREENWOOD,  B. C.  MINERAL    ACT,    1896.  Certificate   of   Improvements.  NOTICE.  FOURTH OF  JULY mineral   claim, osituate  in the Kettle River mining division   of Yale  district.   Where located : Greenwood   camp.  TAKE notice that I, Isaac H. Hallett, as  agent for Ja3^ P. Graves, freeminer's certi  ficate No. 95494, intend, sixt3" da3rs f rom the date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for  a certificate of improvements, for the purpose  of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action under  Section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 4th day of June, 1898.  92  ~~~     MINERAL/   ACT,   1896.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  C. O. D. Mineral Claim, situate in the Kettle River mining division of Yale district.  Where located: Deadwood camp, north of the  Sunset Mineral claim.  TAKE Notice that I, Robert Douagiu, free  miuers's certi ficate No. 14074A,.intend, sixty  da\-s from the date hereof, to appU- to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of  the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section -?��&, must be commenced before the issuance, of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 18th day of June, 1898. 95-8  Boundary Valley   Lodge,  No. 38. I.O.O.F.  EETS every  Tuesday  . .. s.   Evening   at   8.00  in  their lodge room at Greenwood, B.C.-   A cordial  invitation is extended to all sojourning brethren. M. J. PheLan, N.G.  G. R. Nai>en, Rec. Sec.  Court Boundary, No. 3576, I.O.F.  THE ABOVE COURT meets at Greenwood  on the last Thursda3' evening of eveor  mouth. Visiting Members are cordially' welcomed. T  GEORGE F.MILLER,  G. A. Guess, Recording Secretary.  Chief Ranger. ' 45  GREENWOOD HOSPITAL.  ': Ate- --.,-���  ��� -#"     ���  AFTER AUGUST 1st, 1898, the Greenwood  Hospital will be closed. . Subscribers  having 3'earl\- tickets will-have their'money refunded after "that date.  R.  W.  JAKES,  M.D., CM  Corporation of the Gity of  Greenwood  TENDERS.  npENDERS will be received by the Corpor-  ���V     ation of the City of Greenwood  until  the  1st  of  September,   1898,   for   the   Grading  of  Streets and the Removal of about 25,000 >rards  of earth.  Plans and specifications ma>' be seen  at the  City Clerk's office on and after the 20th  inst.  Tenders for the whole or any  portion  of said  grading must be accompanied  by  a deposit of  10 per cent, of the amount.  G. B. TAYLOR,  August 17th, 1898. City Clerk.  TENDERS  FOR a Masonry Wall wanted, 80 by 24 ft.  and 8 ft. high, with.some excavation  work. Plans and specification at ray office,  Greenwood Cit3'. Bids to close b3r 1st September, 1898. "��� C W. H. SANSOM.  FOR   SALE.  ONE   Reynolds Horse Whim,  with 200 feet  Wire Rope ; a Water and an Ore Bucket,  in good order. '�����,  Write or call on GUESS   BROS,  102 Agents. Greenwood.  NOTICE  NOTICE is hereby given that I have this  da3^ leased the Brooklyn hotel, Greenwood Camp, and that I am no longer responsible for any debt contracted on behalf of the  premises known as the Brooklvn Hotel.  FRED. GRAAF.  August 1st, 1898. 101-4  MUNICIPAL TAXES.  NOTICE is hereb3" given that on and after  July 2nd the City Collector will be in the  office of W. B. Paton, Government street, from  10 a.m. to noon, and from 1 p. m. to 4p.m.  daily (except Sunda3'), for the purpose of receiving municipal taxes for the current.year. 95  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereb3' given that, sixt3' da3'S  after date, I intend to apply to the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase the following described tract  of land, situated in the'. Osoyoos division of  Yale district : Commencing at a stake planted  ill the Eholt Pass, about two thoosand feet west  of the sunimi.t,and about half a mile south of  Eholt creek, thence north one mile, thence east  one mile, thence south one mile, thence west  one mile to the place of beginning, containing  640 acres. H. T. WILGRESS.  Greenwood, B. C. June 21, 1898. 94-8  MINERAL/    ACT,    1896.  Certificate   of   Improvements.  NOTICE.  VICTORIA    Mineral   Claim,    situate    in    the  Kettle River mining division of Yale district.  Where located : In Greenwood camp.  TAKE NOTICE that I, John F. Hemenway,  as agent for John Stevens, free miner's  certificate " No. 259 A, intend, sixty clays  from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant  of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 10th day of July, 1898. 98  vrrmtmmmsmm -^'^S.iXAS^KKi^^-1^  THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES,  ���^   (-  FOR TUNNELS;  MINES   AND   QUARRIES  px Line Diipiex  COMPLETE"MINE   E'&uJrME NT.  Limited  Branch Office, ROSSLAND, B, G  MONTREAL, P. Q.  JAMES  D, SWORD, Manager,  THE   CITY   COUNCIL.  The regular meeting- of the city council was held in the court house on Monday evening- last. His Worship, Mayor  Wood presided and Aid. Galloway,  Kerr, Paton, Barrett and Phelan were  present.  A telegram from W. L/. Hogg-'s secretary was read in which it was stated  that Mr. Hogg- was ill but that he  would attend to the sale of the debentures immediately upon recovery.  , Mr. G. R. Naden' applied on behalf  of the Nelson & Vernon Telephone Co.  for permission to erect poles through  the city. This permission was granted the poles to be erected under the  supervision of the city engineer.  Messrs. Fisher and Garland asked  that Silver street be extended throug-h  their property. This would straighten  the road to Anaconda. Mr. Fisher  offered $100 aifd Mr. Garland $50 towards the cost of the work. The matter was referred to the city engineer to  report the cost of the work.  City Treasurer Naden reported that  the note covering ;the temporary loan  for $1,000 was now due. He considered  the most advisable course would be to  pay half the indebtedness and g*ive a  new note for balance. The council  adopted this suggestion.  The Chief of the Fire Department  will be asked to enforce the clauses of  the fire protection by-law relating to  the erection of chimneys.  Mr. Eamb)y, g-old commissioner, was  present. He wished to secure the opinion of the council relative to granting-  a water record to the Brooklyn mine.  The council thanked Mr. L/ambly for  considering the city in the matter and  left the matter of granting the record  to his own discretion.  A   RAILWAY   CONTRACTOR.  A. C. McLean one of the contractors  for the big Brooklyn tunnel was in the  city'this week. He came over the waggon road from Brooklyn, driving- a  double team to within three miles of  the lake.  Mr. McLean corroborated the opinion of others who came over the road  that it was an excellent wagon road.  It is stated that it is the best piece of  mountain   road   constructed in British  Columbia, the Cariboo wagon road  alone excepted. This road will be completed to Cascade City early next  week.  Mr. McL/ean stated that the work on  the tunnel was g-etting* along- slowly  owing* to the scarcity of ,. men. So f ar  'raen were coming* in very slowly. He  expected that as soon as the Crow's  Nest road was completed, the majority  of the laborers there would come this  way. The most of the employes in the  vicinity of Brooklyn are Italian laborers from Boston and eastern cities.  A larg*e plant is being* installed at  the tunnel. Work will be prosecuted  from both ends and Mr. McL/ean expects to have the tunnel completed  early next summer.  'While the tunnel is being cut, a  switch back will be used from Robson.  Grading- is well under way from Robson and it is expected that the track  will be laid to Christina L,ake before  snow flies.  Sub-contracts have been let as far as  the lake but so far but few of the contractors have started on this side of  the, summit. The scarcity of men is  the reason. McL/ean Brothers have a  contract for 2*4 miles of road but until  more laborers arrive thejr will not beg-in work as that would break their  force on the tunnel.  Mr. McL/ean does not believe that  much work will be done in this section;  this fall. Of course it is quite possible  that after harvesting, men may be  more plentiful and contractors will be  able to undertake work at this end.  Mr. McL/ean is an old railroad contractor in B. C. He built several miles  of the Nelson & Fort Sheppard road  but of late years he has been a resident of California.  STEMW1NDER   ORE.  J. E. Boss who has charge of the  work on the Stem winder in the Greenwood camp, was among* the arrivals  from the Boundary yesterday, says  the Rossland Miner. Mr. Boss brought  with him some uniisualh* handsome  specimens from the recent strike on  the property. .  The ore is a chalcopyrite mixed with  feldspar and quartz, and in its g*eneral  appearance it much resembles the rock  found in the L/e Roi.    The   presence of  copper is very noticable, and the whole  surface of the samples which Mr. Boss  brought with him are heavily splashed  with yellow streaks of the ore. Assays-  are most encourag*ing-, and g-o far towards establishing- the claim of the  Boundary country as the coming copper camp of the west. There is between seven and eight feet of ore in  the recent find which Mr. Boss says^  will average about 20 per cent, in copper, while values as high as 22 per cent  in the metal have been obtained. As  to gold the assays thus far received  show an average of $14 in the precious  metal, while about four ounces of silver  is present.  The discovery was made   in   the  incline shaft, which is   being-  sunk from  the  drift  in   the  No..<2 shaft.    At the  I00-foo1 level in the  incline a   crosscut  has been driven towards   the  hanging*  wall, and at the time Mr. Boss left the  ledge had been exposed for a   width of  about 11 feet, of which between  seven  and eig-ht feet is of a character similar  to the ore which he brought  with him.  The hang-ing* wall  had   not   yet   been  reached.    When  the   present  strike is-  fully proven a drift will  be  started to  connect the working-s of the No. 2 shaft  with the old shaft.  A   WATER   RECORD.  Mr. C. A. R. Lvambly, the Gold Commissioner, came in   from Osoyoos   on  Sunday.    The object  of his   visit  was  to take evidence and to decide  reg-arding* the g-ranting- of a   water  record to  J. E- Boss representing*  the   Brooklyn  mine.    Mr. Boss asked  for a record of  50-inches of water from the North Fork  of   Twin   creek.    As   the   Greenwood  City  Water   Works   Compai^ hold   a  record for Twin creek and  its tributaries   Mr.   L/ambly  wished  to learn if  there were any reasons why Mr.  Boss'  application   should    not   be    granted.  Fvidence was taken on Monday, Capt.  Henderson the manager of the   Brooklyn mine being the principal   witness.  The water is to be used   in the boilers.  Mr. L/ambly decided to reduce the number of inches to 20,   and after   hearing  the views of  the   city council   the record will be granted. ���  The only line of Boots and   Shoes in.  town at L/Aw & Co.'s. jagnntCTHT rw^iflriTfii  *>���*?  m  GREENWOOD CITY is the central town and supply  point of the Boundary Creek mining camps, From this  new   town   roads   lead   to   the  GREENWOOD,  LONG   LAKE,  DEADWOOD  SUMMIT,  SKYLARK,  WHITE  AND  ATWOOD,  ELLINGTON   and   SMITH  CAMPS  Lots  are  selling  freely  and are  a  good  investment,  ���o-  For- price of Lots and other information, address  Robt Wood or G S, Gallowayy  Greenwood City, Boundary Creek, !.&,  Or  apply  to  the  Agents,'  m&te  iT^^rv*��,vnnij  *"*!  $$  v>.vi!��^.>ji��.!Juaii4i:Amj5;.w��wir^��iiiJJ��lWK��!4\ll}lSIJr Does not Make a Summer!  Neither will One Cup of  make   every   drinker   of  Tea  a convert to its use.  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