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 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1897  O  $uttf  o %&  e  (piwtng jjoutnat  9  '�� ^.9 t9i**ax*FautAm*iiaHu weMztMCjfwnnavt* +*-<��� i.h<��>*'j- levs!��a��*u*si  mamsmmi  IWaJ^i  ���G-BS'BiRAt-' ..  MERCHANTS  And Wholesalers of WINES, LIQUORS and CIGARS  Agency, Judson Dynamite & Powder Co.,  SAN   FRANCISCO,    CAL.  P,-2  ���<^a-.aij. .�� i.��, in ii-w iinwwiin  J. Kerr.  TheP/OA/��E/?:;'  Livery and Feed  JL-,.a  I ��� ,V fc^Z3  Greenwood City, B.C.  Saddle Horses 51.50 per day.  Teaming- at the Shortest Notice.  A\cKEE.'���&  CURRY,   Proprietors.  R. D. Kerr.  Robert Buckley,  GREENWOOD. GRAND EORKS, & MIDWAY.  Meat delivered at Rock Creek and all Mining-Camps.  ��� ���'  ��� Q^fe=9:���'   ���'  Harness, Saddles, Boots and Shoes Repaired  with neatness and dis.patch. <  GREENWOOD   CITY,   B.C.  D.   WORGAN,  \oto$t<xi$etf  GREENWOOD  CITY.  Views of Greenwood and the Mines for Sale.  THE BOUNDARY FALLS HOTEL  BOUNDARY   FAIykS,    B.C.  OF.     a.     WHITE      .      -      -       PROPF?IETOH.  Centrally Located.   Stopping- place for Stag-e lanes.   No trouble or expense spared  to make Guests comfortable.  Strictly First-class and Charg-es Moderate.  Best Brands of Liquors and Cigars. Good Stabling.  j^?mmmmmmmmnm!?nmmmmmmmmmn?mm!!fl  ILLER  BROS.,  jewellers and News Dealers,  GREENWOOD CITY. B.C.  Watch Repairing- a Specialty,  'he Greenwood Book Store.  Next door to McKague's Barber Shop.  i "W  The best brands of Cigars,  Cigarettes and Tobaccos ,,  SC Fancy Goods & Stationery  ^jesi^o^mexst) 'ffi  A Weekly Paper published in the interests ot tte Boundary Creek Mining District.  Vol, I,  GREENWOOD CITY, B,C��� SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1897,  No, 22,  BOUNDARY CREEK DELEGATES.  WHAT       THEY      HAVE      ACCOMPLISHED   ON   THE   COAST.  Roads Promised by the Government���Lower  Freight Rates by the C.P.R.���Public Meetings Held in Victoria and Vancouver in  Favor of a  Railroad between the  Coast and   Boundary Creek.  Mr. R. Smailes, One of the delegates  deputed by the Boundary Creek ���Mining-'  and Commercial Association, to represent the interests of the district at the  Coast, returned last week, and briefly  described to a representative of The  Times what, in the somewhat short  time at their disposal, he and his colleague, Mr. T. MacDonnell, were enabled to accomplish towards making-  known and awakening- enthusiasm in  the great mineral resources of Bourfcl-  ary Creek. .  Upon their arrival  at Vancouver the  deleg-ates had placards printed drawing-  attention  to  the    collection    of   ores,  which had been broug-ht down by  Mr.  McDonnell, and placed on exhibition in  prominent windows.    They also  spent  several days describing-, the country, to ;  leading- citizens and merchants of  the  town, pointing-out the  desirability   of  establishing-  railway    communication  between the Coast and southern   Yale,  and the immense trade that  would   be  thereby  diverted  from  both   Spokane  and Eastern   Canada.    The  deleg-ates  also called upon Mr. A.   Cameron,   district freig-ht ag-ent, of the  C.   P.   R'y.  and discussed with him the question of  freig-ht rates.    As a result of  the  conversation   that   ensued   Mr.   Cameron  promised   that   satisfactory    arrangements would be made directly   navigation was opened on Okanag-an Eake.  Eeaving   Vancouver   the   deleg-ates  proceeded to Victoria, where they  met  with   a  very    enthusiastic   re-eption,  and interviewed Mr. G. B. Martin, the  Chief   Commissioner   of    Lands   and  Works, and other members of the Government.   The petition for a road leading- from Greenwood to the North Fork  was presented to Mr. Martin, who  discussed   the   matter  with   them.    The  Chief  Commissioner  was   at   first  inclined   to   think   that  in   view  of  the  probable  early   construction   of   railroads through the district, the  proposed wagon-road was   hardly  necessary.  Mr. Smailes thereupon showed the importance of developing the  claims  before   the   railroads   were    built,    and  stated that the wagon-road   mentioned  in the petition was urgently needed by  prospectors owning claims in the camps  through which it must pass.    Mr. Martin then asked if an appropriation were  made  to   build   a  road   froni Summit  camp to the  North  Fork  it. would  be  sufficient.    He was,   however,   informed that to be of benefit to  the  district  the road must be  built  for  the  entire  distance.    Mr.   Martin   admitted   that  the revenue derived from Boundary  Creek had increased very considerably  during the past two years, and he had  no doubt was on the increase ; he  would therefore lay the matter before  the executive and he thought there  would be no difficulty- in securing an  adequate appropriation to carry, out  the work in its entirety.  It may also be stated that as a result  of the delegates' visit to the Coast, the  promoters of the Eraser Valley & Kootenay R'y. Co. and of the Victoria,  & Eastern Co. arrived at an arrangement to combine their interests, and as  one company apply for a charter to  construct a railroad from the Coast,  through Southern Yale and Kootenay,  to'Eethbridge, Alberta. Mr. Smailes  had been assurred that the capital" required to carry out the project ,,had already been subscribed. While the  delegates were still at Victoria, Mr.  G. R. Maxwell, M.P.," Dr. tMilne, and  Mr. D. G. MacDonell left for Ottawa  with the object of furthering the  ���scheme.   .-, . : .^,,^^^~==^. ^     ^  The deleg-ates were so successful in  interesting the people of Victoria in  Boundary Creek, that a petition ad-  .dressed to the mayor asking him to  call a public meeting for the purpose-  of discussing railway and other matters, bore the signatures of the majority of the infiuentiar business men of  the community. The meeting was  convened for Tuesday of last week, the  resolution    being    carried  following  nera. con. :    " That  this   meeting  emphatically   urge   upon   the   Dominion  and Provincial Governments that substantial   aid  should  be  given   to   the  Vancouver, Victoria  &  Eastern  Railway and Navigation Company,  to  enable the Company to  proceed  at  once  with the work." Mr. C. ^E. Shaw, who  last year made an exploratory  survey,  explained the route proposed to be  followed.     He,  said   they   had   found   a  feasible route through the Hope mountains, that there  would   be   no   grades  more than 2 or"2%   per   cent.,   and   no  tunnelling   would   be  required.      The  length of the road would be  425 miles,  and the cost was estimated   at  $12,000,  000.    Dr. Milne explained that the two  companies who had  been  in  the  field  had joined forces to ask for a  charter.  The idea  was   to   have   a  ferry  from  Sidney to Point Roberts, and he hoped  when this road was built, a passenger  could leave Victoria at 7 in   the   morning.and reach   Rossland   at  midnight.  He for one was quite willing  that  the  Government should have control of the  railway, and his intention   was   to   see  it independent of the C. P. R.    In   answer to Mr. D. R. Ker, who wanted  to  know how the road was to be constructed, and whether the Government should  not own the road if it  guaranteed   the  whole cost, Dr. Milne  stated  that   the  promoters had to   meet   the   Dominion  and   Provincial   governments   to    see  what   form  of   assistance   they  were  prepared to give. For his part, he was  opposed to a land grant. He believed  if the road could be built by money  borrowed at 3 or 3>�� per cent, on the  guarantee of the Government, that  would be the most economical method  that could be pursued. The proposition he would insist on was to build  the road in the cheapest possible way,  giving the Government control of the  rates.  BOUNDARY CREEK M. & C. ASSOCIATION.  The reg-ular meeting was held on  Tuesday, Mr. Galloway in the chair.  Communications from Mr. Allan Cameron, district freight agent of the G.  P.R. at Vancouver, acknowledging receipt of petition signed, by the merchants of Boundary Creek ; from the  Hon. G.B. Martin, Chief Commissioner  of Eands and Works, stating that, the  petition for the construction of a wagon  road from Greenwood City to the North  Fork, would receive the consideration  of the Government; and from Mr. A.  G. Smith, Deputy Attorney General,  in repl3r to a letter from the Association urging the erection of a Eock-tip  at Greenwood, were received and read  by the secretary.  The ''Voters' Eist" committee reported that through their efforts a  number of names had been added to  the list. Mr. Black stated that he understood Mr. Rendell was compiling  a directory of residents., in the town ;  this directory would be most useful for  purposes of comparison with the Voters'  Eist ; he would, therefore, move that  Mr. Rendell be asked to act on the  committee.���Carried.  At the request of the  chairman, Mr.  Smailes gave a somewhat lengtlry  account of his visit to   the   coast   and   of  the work that had been  performed  by  the delegates there as   representatives  of the Association.    In discussing  the  matter of freight rates with Mr.   Cameron, of the C.P.R.   Co.,   he  succeeded  in proving to him that  under  existing-  conditions goods could be hauled  from  Marcus at a   cheaper  rate   than  from  Penticton and that consequently seven-  eights  of  the  goods   now  shipped   to  retailers   on   Boundary   Creek    came  from   either   Spokane   or    the    East.  Viewing the matter from this representation of the state of affairs, Mr. Cameron at once recognized that unless the  C.P.R made arrangements to facilitate  the handling  of  freight  between   the  Company's terminus at Penticton   and  Boundary Creek the bulk of  the   trade  would be lost to  them,   and  promised  that the most feasible plan to improve  the present service would be  carefully  considered.    In his interview with Mr.  Martin, Mr. Smailes   strongly   emphasized the fact that even if a railroad is  built   this  year   through   the  district,  wagon-roads,     and    particularly    the  Summit camp waggon road, will be indispensable.  A vote  of  thanks  was  tendered  to THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES.  Mr. Smailes for   his efficient   services  in behalf of the district.  A discussion followed as to the best  'means of providing for the expense of  issuing a pamphlet descriptive of the  district. After' several suggestions  had been advanced, it was resolved to  ask the Townsite Company to bear one-  third of the cost, the business men of  the town to subscribe the balance of the  sum required.  The chairman drew the attention  of  the meeting to the fact that in the  petition to the Minister of Mines  asking  that a Recorder's office be  established  at Grand Forks, the  boundaries   were  so described that prospectors living   in  Greenwood, Wellington,   Summit   and  other Boundary   Creek  camps,   would,  if the petition were granted, be seriously inconvenienced by being  compelled  to record at  Grand  Forks   instead   of  Midway.    It was decided to   address   a  counter-petition   to   the   Minister    of  Mines, asking that if a second mining  division is made, the dividing  line   be  drawn from "a   point  commencing   at  the   intersection   of   Fourth    of   July,  creek and the  International  boundary  line, thence direct north."  UNION,  AND  GET A MOVE   ON."  Mr.   Thos.   McDonnell  writes   from  Victoria to  The  Times,   stating  that  the utmost enthusiasm   now  exists   in  that city regarding immediate railway  connection with   Boundary   Creek.    In  this matter politics cut no fig-tire*   Conservatives  and Liberals,   Government  and Opposition, are unanimous in urging that  the  greatest  possible   assistance be given to the proposed road, by  the Dominion   and   the  Province.    He  says that at the public   meeting   (mentioned on  previous  pag-e)   one   of  the  most telling points  was   made   by   our  delegate,   Mr.   Robt.   Wood,   when   he  closed his speech with the watch-word,  "Union, and  Get   a  Move   On."    Mr.  Wood   said   the   people  of   Boundar3r  wanted the Coast to have the benefit of  their trade.    The different  sections of  the province were equally rich in mineral resources,   but  southern Yale was  ripe to be taken hold of  and   could  be  easily lost by a policy of delay.    They  knew a railroad would be  constructed  through the   Crow's  Nest   Pass ; they  knew that the interests  of the   C.P.R.  and Mr. Heinze  were   identical; those  two would run branch lines where they  would prove profitable, to  themselves,  and their interests were  not   identical  with the interests of the coast cities.  Mr. McDonnell then refers to some  of the more prominent remarks in the  speeches which followed :  Mr. A. Iy. Beljrea believed in government supervision. If the C.P.R. built  the Crow's Nest road they would only  come as near the coast as was profitable to themselves ; and if this southern road passes into their hands the  public interests will be endangered.  Rossland is now an important place,  but he believed that on Boundary Creek  and further west there was the material for a dozen greater Rosslands.  Dr. Milne was satisfied that the road  should be under the supervision of the  government, and was anxious to have  it independent of the C.P.R. or any  other corporation.  Mr. D. R. Ker held that the Boun-  dar3r Creek country was equally as rich  as Kootenay, and being much nearer  was of more importance to the coast.  If the g-overnment had to guarantee  the cost of construction, he wou1.dcome  out flat-f  ship.  Hon. J. H. Turner recognized that  the road in question was a most important one.  Ivt.-Col. Prior thought this railroad  was a matter which appealed to everyone in the province. It was the chance  of a life-time. All the weight and influence he could bring to bear on his  friends in the house of commons would  tooted for government  owner-  be used to obtain assistance for British  Columbia roads.  Mr. Thos. Darle, M.P., promised his  support in parliament to any railroad  for the benefit of B.C., and to this road  in particular.  Mr. R. P. Rithet said the time was  ripe for the immediate construction of  railroads. There was special, reason  for getting railroad communication as  quickly as possible with Boundary  Creek, and what he suggested was fto'  at once build the section from Penticton to Boundary and connect with the  S. & O., completing the coast section  later. As to guarantees, if more was  asked than half the cost he thought it  preferable that the government should  build the road.  v> Mr. H. Bostock, M.P., was anxious  to see this railroad scheme go forward,  as it affected an important portion of  his constituency. Boundary Creek, he  believed, would prove the most valuable district on the rotate, as regards a  market for coast merchants. He would  do all in his power at Ottawa to assist  in railroad development. ,.  Mr. Scaife wished< to see the road  built by the government as a provincial  undertaking.  Aid. McCandless believed the road  would pay "from the first day it was  opened. If he was premier of the province he would risk his political existence on the construction of this road.  sk<3;  "T^ *��-  ft  4�� Greenwood, B.C.  Office, Store, and Saloon Fixtures  a specialty.  Plans aud Specifications  made  aud  Estimates  Manufacturers   of  ROLLED  OATS  OAT/HEAL.o .'. .  SPLIT  PEAS ����  Also Dealers in Grain of all  kinds,    Oats a specialty/  CORRESPONDENCE  SOLICITED.  iV*'   ^    ��1'-  itff      ->it:      tit*  The Brackman & Ker Milling Co., Ltd.,  Victoria. Vancouver.  New Westminster. Edmonton.  PSm  Share Certificates and Mining  Forms, Printing of any kind,  Encourage British Columbia industries  and get your work well done by  placing your orders with  The Province Publishing Co,,  Vancouver,  Notice of Application for Private  Bill.  IS hereby given that application will be made  to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia at its next sitting,  for an Act to incorporate a company for, the  purpose of constructing, maintaining, equipping, aud operating Telephone lines from a  "point about six miles south of the foot of Christina lake, Yale district, British Columbia;  thence westerly to Greenwood City; thence  southerly and westerly to Penticton; and in all  districts and places between said places, and  for all powers and authorities which may" be  necessary" and conducivd for the above objects.  Dated.this 12th day of January, 1897.  A.   S.   BLACK,  19-7 Solicitor for the Applicants.  THE Trail Creek aiid Columbia Railway-  Compau3r will apply to the Parliament of  Canada at its next session, for an Act anthor-  , isiug the Company,'in addition to the railway  described in the Act 58-59 Victoria, "chapter 67,  to construct a railway- from the terminus near  Trail Creek mines described iu the said Act, or  from any7 point on the Columbia river between  the'.International boundary and its junction  with the Kootenay" river ; thence westerly to a  point oil-Kettle river north of the International  boundar3r ; and also authoi-isiug the Company  to issue bonds not exceeding thirty" thousand  dollars per mile of its railway-; and extending  the time within which the Compaivy's works  may" be commenced and completed ; and applying the various clauses of tiie Company's Act  of Incorporation in so far as they are applicable to the railway" above* described ; and for  other purposes.  HARRY  ABBOTT.  JOHN  MILNE  BROWNING.  WILLIAM FERRIMAN SALSBURY.  Provisional Directors.  Vancouver, B.C..  January 16th, 1897. 20-10  Established 1862.  Manufacturers of FurnL  ture, Upholstery, etc,  Importers of Crockery", Glassware, Carpets,  Wall Paper, Linoleums, etc. Residences and  Hotels furnished throughout. All orders, no  matter how larg-e, promptly" filled, as we have  the  in m ihie-miiitL  fir  "Wirite us for Catalogue and Price List.  iir  VICTORIA,   B.C.  HUGH CAMERON, Proprietor.  Best Brands of Wines, Liquors and Cigars.  Good   Stabling.  Of all kinds and lengths.  4 foot wood $2.25 per cord, delivered.  16 to 20 inch $3.00 per dbl. cord       ,,  FRITZ   HAUSSENER.  4SP Orders may be left at the Times office. THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES,  MINING NOTES.  has  feet  M.   Co.  G.A.R.,  g-ood  A 3-foot vein of sulphide ore  been uncovered at a, depth of 10  on the COD, in Deadwood camp.  Mr. W. T. Thompson was exhibiting-  this week a very beautiful specimen of  Rock Creek cannel coal, which \yas  greatly admired.  Somemag-nificent ore was taken this  week from the drift at the 130-foot level  on the No. 7. The assays ran hig-her  than any before made.  So far the assessment work that is  being- prosecuted on the Boundary  Falls, the adjoining-claim to the Ruby  in Central Camp, by Mr. Holbrook,  has been unproductive of satisfactory  results. Work will, however, be continued.  The Boundary Creek M. .&  are continuing-to sink on the  the shaft being-down 30 feet in  ' ore. A tunnel was started last week  on the D.A. and is now in 10 feet. The  company have increased their working-  force by four men.  Reports from the Jewel have been  of a somewhat unsatisfactory nature  lately. Notwithstanding-, Mr. I^eslie  Hill, the eng-ineer in charg-e of the  work, is by no means discourag-ed; in  fact machinery has been' ordered by  his advice to facilitate the working- of  the claim.  A fractional claim was staked last  week by Messrs. Donag-in and I^aw between the Great Hopes and the Sunset,  in Deadwood. The Great Hopes lead  is supposed to run throug-h the Sure  " Thing-, as the fraction is called. It is  rather odd that ground in so promising-  a locality should have been left vacant  until now.  The Times congratulates one of its  subscribers, Mr. F. C. Brown of Spokane, upon the great piece of g-ood luck  that has befallen him. When Mr.  Brown was in the Transvaal he peg-g-ed  out a number of claims, to which he  was refused title. He sued the Government for $1,000,000 damag-es, and  the other day judg-ment was g-iven in  his favor.  GREENWOOD AND VICINITY.  The  Boundary   Creek  L/tiniber Co.   contemplate  of the mills  to  Fholt creek.  'Milling-  moving-  ana  one  Suitable  timber is becoming- scarce  in  the  immediate neig-hborhood of the towns.  In the case Frank Chedler, charged  with breaking- into an unoccupied  cabin belong-ing- to Messrs. Thomet  and Benerman, the prisoner was discharged with a warning-. The leniency  shown by the magistrates before whom  the charg-e was broug-ht, is, in this instance, generally commended.  At. the recent meeting- in Victoria,  Mr. D. R. Ker, of the Brackman & Ker  Milling- Co., was among-st those who  spoke most forcibly in favor of railroad  construction: to Boundary, so that the  Coast merchants migiit secure a  share  of the prospective trade,  giving-evidence of. their  The'firm are  faith   in  the  district by advertising- in The  Times.  Enquiries are frequently made for a  larg-e-scale map of the Boundary Creek  district, showing- all the most prominent claims, corrected to date. While  speaking- of maps, a handy plan of the  Greenwood townsite, in place of the  blanket blue-print, would prove a convenience,���especially to those who happen to choose a windy day for selecting-  lots personally.  Messrs. I^ee and Anderson, who recently opened an office at Rossland as  mining- brokers and ag-ents for the sale  of Greenwood City lots, are staying- at  the Windsor hotel. Their visit is  for the purpose of g-athering- information concerning- certain Boundary properties, for which enquiry has been  made. They also purpose taking- back  with them to Rossland a representative  collection of ores from Boundary  Creek.  ARMSTRONG,    B.C.  &Y*     *V4    &V*        '      -  '/if   '   "Af    ���   '/if  Patronize home industry and the only co-operative Flour Mill in the  Province by using- our  BRANDS  OF FLOUR  HUNGARIAN  XXX  STRONG   BAKERS'  SUPERFINE  Our Mill is fitted throug-hout with  the latest improved  machinery and is iii  charg-e of a thoroug-hly experienced miller.  Ask  for our  Flour  and  keep  the  money  in-��the  district.  Qt>9-49>-9-**y��-<QK>-i  Tiie Ofeanagan Flour Mills Co., Ltd.  lb  Armstrong, B.C.  SANSO/n   &   HOLBROOK.  ^SsT^  ��  "$  fe#3  Groups of Claims bought for Stock Companies and Syndicates  OFFICE     AT     GREENWOOD     CITY.  WJtt^.y^ywM^.^TO����rTtj��y��'!^^*:��^^ iicbt  ���*arowgisMca3qigaor��gc��gCTg��creiWMSs^^  ���'������   GREENWOOD  STAOE      LINE.  leaves  Marcus. ....'  Mondays  and  Thursdaj^s at 1 p.m.  Arrives  Greenwood.. ......  Tuesdays-and  Frida\'S at 5 p.m.  I^eaves   Greenwood.. ..Wednesday, and  Saturday at 7 a.m.  Arrives  Marcus  Thursday and  Suuda3r at 9 a.m.  Special   Attention   Given   to   Mail,   Freight   and   Express.  E-   D.   MORRISON,   PROPRIETOR.  gsafe-gasgsgaggiaqfiasarijagsfiE^  iOMJCTj3grTTarrffujj^i.iiMjLtMmit���  -Importer of and Dealer in-  COPPFR STREET, GREENWOOD CITY, B.C.  Louis Blue.  A. Fishkk.  A. R. Tillman.  fVULLS     AND     YARDS     AT  Greenwood City    %  Manufacturers of Roug-h and  Dressed  |     JU>tK~df  ��  ��  Ihingies* Lath* Mouldings* Sash and Doors.  jY^     i-Y4     *Y4  '/'f     v'f     ~/'f  ALL KINDS OF FACTORY WORK MADE TO ORDER  Lumber delivered to any place in the City or to Mining Gamps THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES.  Q^ounMrp ���reeft &imt8  HAROLD  M.   LAMB  ������ ���      ��� ���     EDITOR  YJ.    J.    HARBER ������������������ ................ -MANAGER  Subscription, S2.00 per Year, in Advance.  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1897.  FREE    MINERS'   CERTIFICATES.  The Times has on former occasions  remarked anent" the injustice of the  tax which, under the name of a Free  Miner's certificate, is imposed iiot on'ry  upon mine-owners or prospectors but  upon miners or laborers employed in  mines. -The subject is ably discussed  in a recent issue of the News-Advertiser of Vancouver * as the following excerpt will show :.;,'.  "Because'a man may find a few days' work  around or ina mine, either as a skilled miner  or as an. unskilled laborer, he should, therefore,  he compelled to take out a Free Miner's certificate is unreasonable. It is also inequitable because men eng-ag-ed in other occupations���even  ��� in the somewhat similar capacity as coal-  miners���are not made amenable to such a tax.  .'-.������.. ... As far back'as 1892, the Opposition condemned the unfair incidence of the law regarding Free Miners'certificates, Mr. Cotton moving a resolution to limit the liability, to such  taxation to those who desired to acquire mineral, hydraulic, or placer claims. It was, how-  'ever, defeated/the representatives of the mining districts themselves voting against aud  naively sa3dng- that the men engag-ed in such  industries rather liked paying the tax, just as  eels are said to enjoy being skinned. While  no doubt honest in their view, these members  -were doubtless forg-etf ul of the change which  was coming over the mining industry in the  Province, and their vision was-limited to placer  miniug- by individuals which, up to that time,  practically comprised British Columbia mining-.  The question, however, with the  Government is that of revenue. By  amendirig the law as it now stands  with regard to Free Miners' certificates  and limiting the incidence of the tax  to prospectors and claim or mine owners only, the consequent falling off in  revenue now derived from the imposition of the tax would be considerable-  But if the resolution recently passed  by the Victoria Board of Trade, urging-  the Government to levy a tax upon the  capitalized" value of mines, becomes  law,'any deficit resulting from the removal of a tax falling heavily on the  shoulders of the laboring- classes, will  be amply met by the certainly justifiable taxation of, in some cases, merely  speculative promoters, or, at any rate,  corporations in a position to afford thus  contributing to the provincial funds.  In view of the probably extensive  development of mineral claims in every  section of the country this year, particularly in Boundary Creek, it is to be  hoped that the Government will see  the advisability of taking immediate  steps to remedy the cause of the  mine-laborer's reasonable grievance in  that he is compelled to pay for the  privilege of being allowed to work.  GREENWOOD  AND VICINITY.  Mr. J. T. Wilkinson, representing  the Vancouver ''World," visited Greenwood this week.  "Jim" Bruce was admitted to the  hospital on Monday suffering from inflammatory rheumatism.  Mr. Oliver, of the Rambler claim, is  suffering-from blood-poisoning in the  hand, caused from becoming overheated at a dance.  The funeral of Mr. J. H. Eynch took  place at Trail on Saturday, the 23rd  ult. The remains were followed to the  grave by a number of friends and acquaintances of deceased, among whom  were  several who  had served   in  the  Northwest rebellion with him.  Mr. J. C. Haas went out to Spokane  on Wednesday, on mining business.  Ea grippe, in a mild form, has been  prevalent in the district for several  weeks past, but happily without any  ver3r serious results.  W. W. Lamb, a cousin of Mr. Robt.  Wood, arrived in Greenwood, on Sunday's stage, and proposes to engage in  business in the town.    ,'  ' '��� ��� a ' ���  Mr. Gibbs has rented rooms in Mr.  Gulley's building on Greenwood.street,  intending directly building ..material is  procurable to build an   assay   office   in  town. ________  ���,   ���.._v.____.!_.-..-..������-^  Dissolution of Partnership,  HOTICE is hereby given that the partnership heretofore existing- between Samuel  Webb and George Sejnhour, carrying- on the  business of hotel keepers at the Windsor hotel,  Greenwood, B.C., has this tiny been dissolved  bjT"mutual consent, S. Webb retiring-. All outstanding- accounts must be paid to G. Seymour  who will settle all debts of the late firm.  Greenwood, ���    .   SAMUEIy WEBB,  Jan. 29, 1S97. GEORGE  SEYMOUR.  Mr. C. J. Eales has entered into partnership'  with Mr. Seymour, the business being- carried  on under the firm name of Se3rmour & Co>.       22  BiBfl"_iT'~igwnriiriTTTT^r,":nt *niiffr"!���"*  rORBES   M.   KERBY,  Assoc. Mem. Can. Soc. Civil Engineers,  fprot?inctdf Eanb ^urt>egot  AND  CIVIl/ ENGINEER,  ��� (ttofarg (puftfic ��� midway,   b.c.  j     H,. HALLETT,  NOTARY    PUBLIC.  GREENWOOD,   B.C.  T    P. McLEOD,  Barrister and' Solicitor.  Anaconda, B. C.  m    W.   JAKES,   M.D.,   CM.,  BY  APPOINTMENT  Resident  Physician to Kettle  River  District.  Office  Greenwood. B.C.  '   HENRY NICHOLSON, ..;  (Jtoiarg ($)u8fic, ��ttning (&gen*  Mining Negotiations Transacted.  Office :���Camp McKinney.  N.B.���Some   valuable   Mining-    Properties   in  Camp McKiune3r and vicinity for disposal.  G.   A.  GU.ESS, M.A.  H.  A.   GUESS,  M.A.  Assaytts & Chemists*  Thoroug-hl3' familiar with Bouudai-3^ Creek  and Okanag-au mining districts. Properties  examined, assa3'S and analyses of ores, fuels,  furnace products, etc.  Greenwood, B.C. Midway. B.C.  pOC3ISCWHTr223��C'  .��l�� m i.��i.^.ii.��...��i.i��.i. ���...   iarl  SQUARE   HOUSE.  CO  Ul  o  CO  Greenwood City, B.C.  '/K-  Geo. E. Seymouk & Co., Props.  '/K-  First-class  Accommodation.  Stages from all parts pass the  door.  0)  0  C  m  0  m  0)  SQUARE   TREATMENT.  *  S  A  9  T  a  A  ���  I  A  I  i  I  A  S  I  A  A  6  5  A  O  I  I  A '  S  T  ���  Proprietors of the  VERNON   SAW,  PLANING   AND ;  /MOULDING MILLS  Sash and Door Factor at. Vernon.  Saw Mill at Okanag-an I^ake.  '/if       ~ �� ,:  Owning- extensive timber limits on  Mabel lake containing- some of the finest  Cedar to be found in the Interior, we  are prepared to fill all orders for Factory work reasonabl3'-, expeditiously^  and of as g-ood material as can be had  at the Coast or Spokane.  0 Orders from BbundJury Creek and the  Southern Interior solicited.  ';;,'.":'     \-���'-#-'. ;:A-r'--y':r':  Smith & McLeod, Yernoti.  Mining and Estate Brokerage.  BOUNDARY   CREEK  GREENWOOD CITY, B.C.  Assaying and Analysis of Ores.  Mines Examined and Reported on.  A thoroug-hi acquaintance with the Boundar}-  Creek and Kettle River mining districts. ,  W.   W.   QJ  ';*ASSAYER..4��'''-  ���;  ANACONDA     -    -   -     B.C. '  British Columbia Investigations a Specialt3"  J0 C* HAAS* E��  H.  Mining  Greenwood City, B.C.  gmeer,  Spokane, Wash  Mining- Properties Examined and Reported on.  Mining-Negotiations Transacted.  Correspondence Solicited.  ENDERBY   and   VERNON.  Trade Mark  Red Star.  Makers of Flour pronounced b3* experts to be  the best made on the Pacific Coast.  HUNGARIAN  XXX STAR  STRONG BAKERS  GRAHAM  Bran Shorts Chop Etc  ���r THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES,  't'.1  GREENWOOD AND VICINITY.  An ag-ency of Bradstreets has been  established in Greenwood.  Mr. H. H. Huff is making- a thoroug-h  test of the coal from Rock creek, as re-  g-ards its value for blacksmith's work.  Between two and three hundred sample cans of a new brand of baking-  powder are being- distributed by Rendell & Co.  The bond held by   the  British-Canadian   Exploration   Company   on    the  ''.'"Ivewellar  claim, in   Greenwood  camp,  has been taken up.  Chinese New Year was celebrated in  the celestial settlement at Rock creek  with the usual accompaniment of firecrackers and rockets.  Mr. Mahon, the president of the  B.C. Prospecting- Syndicate, who hold  the bond on the Jewel, in Iyong- lake  camp, arrived by Morrison's stag-e on  Tuesday.  A larg-e tent, 22x48, is to be erected  on a lot next the Pioneer hotel, wherein  entertainments, dances ?ahd public  meeting's wilL in future be held. The  expense of providing- a floor, etc., will  be borne by the B. C. C. &M. A.  Four claims have been sold within  the last few days by Mr. Otto Dillier,  all situated within a short distance of ,  Greenwood : The New Alaska, an extension of the San Bernard, in Providence camp, to Mr. C^ S. Galloway;  the Bsperanza to Messrs. Rendell and  Bert. Taylor; the Arion to Mr. W. B.  Paton; the L/Ondon to Mr. Cottam.  Mr. J. C. Olson has received the sole  ag-ency for British Columbia for the  sale of a wonderful lamp, manufactured by the Ang-lo Lamp Co., of New  York. Two of these lanips have been  sold in Greenwood and have g-iven  great satisfaction. Thoug-h hig-h-  priced, costing- from $15 to. $17 each,  they . ultimately prove economical,  showing-, a very brilliant lig-ht at a minimum consumption of oil���-a great consideration when the price of coal-oil is  $5.50 to $6.00 a case.  A petition addressed to the Minister  of Mines, is being- circulated for signatures asking- for the establishment of a  ''Record" office at Grand Forks, and  recommending- that Mr, I. A. Dins-  more be appointed to act as Mining-  Recorder at that place. A number of  those, however, who sig-ned the petition failed to remark the definition  of the boundaries for the proposed new*  mining-division as therein described,  "a radius of 15 miles from Grand  Forks," would embrace camps situated  on the west of the summit,,from which  Midway is both nearer and more con-  venientlyTeached. The real necessity  for.a,Recorder's office at Grand Forks  is for the accommodation of prospectors  and claim-owners at Christina lake or  other points undoubtedly too far distant from the Midway office to be included within the limits of the Boundary Creek division proper.  Crown Grants.���When applying- for  crown grants, request that the advertising- thereof be published in The  Boundary Creek' Times,���the official  paper of the district.  B  For Occupation or Speculation.  UIUOING AND LOT for sale on main  business street in Greenwood Cit3r. Size  of building-, 24x55 ft. Arrang-emeuts may be  made to exchaug-e other lots or erect a smaller  building- suitable for our business, in payment.  For particulars enquire at  The Boundary Creek Times,  Greenwood City, B.C.  Boundary Creek M. 4.C. Association.  MEETS reg-ularry in the room behind The  Times office on the first and third Tuesday in each month, at 7.30 p.m.  Reading- Room open to the public daily  from  2.30 to 10.30 p.m. C. W. H. Sansom, Sec.  ... Is a Penny Gained I  X Be guided by this " Golden Rule," X Before exchanging your  Cash for Groceries or Clothing, remember we now have a conv  plete line of Staple and Fancy Groceries/ Our assortment of  Teas and Coffee are superior to anything offered on the creek  for the money,  Something- that is sure to please you : Our Choice IOxport  Manitoba Creamery Butter and Canadian Cheese  We have also the finest assortment of Smoking-  and  Chewing- TOBACCOS  in  the City.     All our g-oods are first-class and sold at the lowest possible marg-in.  On our- CtotMng and Gents' Ftirnishing Goods we are going to  surpassvow'previous'efforts,  In order to increase our already large list of customers, we  have decided tomake a cut of 15 per Cent, for two weeks only,  Trousers, Top Shirts, Underwear, Hats and Caps, Suspenders, Neckties,  Gloves, Mitts, Socks, etc. ,  OLSON & PHELAN  un/i-tam* 'HM&iMuisarssaagaBvsiiMDiBBBta  &em  cJENCKES MACHINE CO. V :  CANADIAN RAND DRILL GO.  SHERBROOKE,   QUE.  *Y*   *y*   ^y*  "/if       "'li*       ">lf  *Y*    &Y*    ^Y4  ... '/!���? "/if        '/if  Boilers, Hoists, Pumps, Ore Cars and Buckets, Wire Rope,  Air Compressors, Steam and Air Drills, Saw Mills and  Supplies.    Prompt delivery from Rossland stock.    Send for Catalog-ues. ������  F.   R.  MEN DEN HALL,   Agent,   Spokane  and   Rossland.  fUl*)U*^i**WRWli\*Zm*mSl^%*/*^^  $&*k 4* 4* 4* 4? 4�� 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4? 4* 4* 4* 4�� 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4*4* JS  ROOKLYN  OUSE  Greenwood Camp, Boundary Creek, B,C,   coaammss: :   First-class Accommodation.     Best of Wines, L/iquors aiid Cig-ars.  LIVERY     STABLE     IN     CONNECTION.  Saddle and Pack Horses provided.  FRED.    GRAFF    -  '-    Proprietor.  Wholesale Dry Goods.  Gents' Furnishings AAanu  25, 27 29, YATES STREET, A faC'turerS  Best assorted Stock in the Province. THE    BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES,  ANACONDA   NOTES.  The proprietors of. the hotels are  employed getting in a large supply of  ice. Some 200 tons, it is estimated," will  be required to be stored.  G. H. Ford has opened bath parlors  at the Palace hotel. The rooms are  very; suitably and comfortably furnished.  At the regular meeting of  the  Commercial Club on Wednesday, the secretary read the draft of a petition drawn  up in committee, addressed to the Chief  Commissioner   of  l^ands   and   Works,  asking that provision be made  in   the  estimates to -(1),shorten  the  road  between Penticton and Grand Forks, and  improve  the  grades,���the  road,   it is  pointed out, may be shortened by using  the South   Fork pass from the mouth  of Rock creek to Inkimip, seven miles;  ���(2) to construct   a  wagon-road  from  Anaconda'to Central camp, a   distance  of six niiles, and (3)   calling   attention  to the miserable condition of the  road  between Boundary creek'and Fourth of  July creek.    On motion of Mr.   Miller,  Mr.  L,amb  was  asked  to  submit  the  petition to the B. CM. ���&������ C.   Association   and  obtain  the ^endorsement  of  that organization.    A   resolution  was  proposed by Mr. Munro that the  president and secretary of the Club endorse  the counter-petition drawn   up  by   the  Boundary  Creek Association  relative  to the  establishment  of  a  Recorder's  office at Grand Forks.    Application for  membership was received from   G.   W.  King, and the meeting   adjourned.    A  special meeting is convened for Satur-  day--������    ���  ��� . ' '-" ��� ''   -���'���  .������-  The Norfolk and the No 9.  Two promising claims, the Norfolk  and the No. 9, in Central camp, adjoining the No. 7, were sold this week at  a good price to:Mr. S. S. Fowler, consulting engineer and agent for the  Ivondon and British Columbia Gold  Fields, L/td. This company has large  funds at its disposal, as was evidenced  the other day when through its agents  $900,000 was offered for the War F-agle  mine at Rossland. On this account  the deal is important.  Great Showing on the Mother Locie.  The fine body of ore first  encountered some two weeks ago on   the Mother  Ivode has been followed for  20. feet   in  tunnel   without   any  decrease   in   the  values.    The    tunnel   has   thus   been  driven for about 170  feet,   150  feet  of  which is 'through ore, the  last 20  feet  . showing- ore at   any  rate  of   shipping  grade, if  not  considerably   above  the  average standard of the product of the  , Rossland mines.    When   it   is   further  ... stated that the hanging, wall   has   not  yet been reached, the truly marvellous  showing on the claim will   not  be  disputed.  A Foolish Prank.  A lad named Thomas McKay was  arrested on Tuesday at Grand Forks  charged with "holding-up'' the mail.  It appears that McKay simply intended to perpetrate a practical joke on the  carrier, who is an employee of the contractors Messrs. Emmet & Spawn, of  the LT. S. mail between Grand Forks  and Nelson, Wash., and decided that  he could not better effect his purpose  than by enacting the role of highway-  robber. He, therefore, seized a favorable opportunity and stopped his victim, who was on horseback, near Grand  Forks, taking from him the mail-sacks  which, however, he afterwards returned. Whether McKa3r carried or presented a fire-arm could not be ascertained. The affair was reported to the  police, the arrest being made by Constable Dinsmore.  Mr. J. L/. Wiseman, of Grand Forks,  was visiting friends in Greenwood this  week.  ��4SV <<&* W^w %(JV Wgfee WQb> k��y ��^�� WJV *��$# <*%<*> U^V ��rf5V Wfk* k^br tjfa  ���^V H^Jb/ *%V~ *Jg*  W.     \J.     ARMSTRONG.  m  ������DEALERS   IN ���   g  L.     Y.     BIRNIE.  ^    .Hardware; Paints and Oils, Sash and Doors.  �����A"  '/if  &'  wgkT  **v  ���'Agents for.Chatham Wagons and Sleighs,--Best in-America."  One of the best cJobbing Shops in the Interior.;  Hardware        Granite ware ,   Tinware  Cook Stoves      Wooden ware    Silverware '  Parlor and Box Stoves,,.       'Glassware  ,  .Miners' Camp Stoves     Window Glass  Iron Pipe and Fittings       Cutlery  Crockeryware"and House Furnishings  .';'���.   MINERS' 'SUPPLIES A; SPECIALTY,;'':-;/;-:.  You will find, the A. & B. brand of g-oods the best.  The Hardware, Tin and Stove Men,  llUllU  @ UU.V ANACONDA.  fill  lp##########���^#####ll  w^y  tdp-  ~S2S^?.^ST��^  tog!* UQv M^W ta^k/ t^, y^ ygV kjfy,  *#"> te^  <*��"  *ffv  Greenwood City, Boundary Greek, B,C,  -/it-  ">if.  We are prepared to welcome Guests ancl provide good accommodation.     ������..-,.  Headquarters for Mining Men.        Best of Wines, Iyiquors and Cigars.  ��� Livery Stabile in connection. ���  ���?i\-  Cl-  S  ?*  t*  'roprietoi^/  ^&srG^T-T*<>&^5s&*&.*zrvz?&^^  ^^w^^ss^s^^s^r^y&^'^s'i^^^'^j^iasm  -*mik  *������   Greenwood. City, B.C.  S3!SS3g  WE CARRY    .  Writing Tablets, ruled and unruled.  E)nveIvOpes and Puying Cards. Fiddle Strings.  Foolscap.    Legal Cap.    Pens and Pencils.  Inks and Mucilage. Pipes and Pouches.  Memorandum, Time and Day Books.  Colored   Tissue:  Paper,  for Decorations.  First-class Accommodation.   Good Stabling.   Stopping Place for Stages.  McAULEY & McCUAIG, Proprietors, THE   BOUNDARY   GREEK   TIMES,  :J  MINING NOTES.  A tunnel has been started on the  Summit claim, in Summit camp, and  a crosscut is being run on the Columbia.  Charlie Rendell located last week  the Hiraldo, south of the Rambler, on  Prior creek. The claim was called  after a famous brand of cigars.  Work is shortly to be resumed on the  East Chance, in Skylark camp. Mr.  Rosenthal!, one of the directors of the  company owning the property, is expected to arrive in camp in the course  of the next few weeks.  John Christie in the last few weeks  has driven a tunnel thirty feet and  sunk a shaft twenty-six feet on the  Nightingale, single-handed. This most  energetic of prospectors was heard  recently "shooting" at the early,liour  of two in the morning.  q.. Word has been received that the  Smuggler Mining Company, of Fair-  view, intend to commence work on a  tunnel and shaft in order to open up a  body of ore that would keep a 10-stamp  mill running continuously. A mill has  already been ordered for the Company.  An assessment work was completed  last Saturday on the Mountain View,  owned by Messrs. G. A. Rendell, C.T.  Sears and G. B.Taylor, in Skylark  camp, the ledge being stripped 26 ft.,  disclosing a mass of iron and copper...  pyritic ore. This,ore is of an entirely  different character to that taken from  a 25-foot shaft at another spot on the  claim.  The No. 3, on Pass creek, has now a  good showing. Estops and Smith, the  owners, are running a tunnel in on the  granite footwall which being easily  broken the work progresses rapidly.  On the surface of this claim the crop-  pings showed arsenical iron, but at the  distance of 12 feet in the tunnel a fine  body of pyritic copper ore was  struck.  The shaft on the Rambler was down  35 feet yesterday in solid ore. It is believed that the Rambler is on the same  lead as the Delmeiro in Summit camp,'  upon which a crosscut was run for 40  feet without finding walls. This supposition is based,on the similarity of  the ore of the two claims, and the direction following- the trend of the vein.  Copper ore was first encountered in the  shaft of the Rambler at a depth of 10  feet, the capping being magnetical  iron.  Ay'"On Friday last Mr. Eales, formerly  caterer for the Mounted Police sergeants' mess at Calg-ary, became a  partner with Mr. G. Seymour in the  proprietorship of the Windsor hotel,  Mr. Webb disposing- of his interest.  The carpenters have been busy this  week making alterations and repairs,  g-reat improvements in particular being carried out in the bar-room. It is  the intention of the new proprietors to  enlarge the hotel as soon as lumber  is procurable in the spring. Mr. Webb  left on Saturday for England.  The prospectors living in the vicinit}'  of Pass creek have adopted the plan of  feeding the deer by felling moss-covered trees upon the trails. The animals  in consequence are extremely tame,  and larders may hence be replenished  at very short notice.  m  %j  W. J. Snodgrass & Sons, Prop's.  Leaves Penticton at 7 a.m. on Tuesda3'S, Thursdays, and Saturda3rs for Camp McKinnev-,  Rock Creek, Midway, Anaconda, Greenwood,  Carson and Grand Forxs.  Returning leaves  Grand Forks at 6 a.m.  on  Tuesday, Thursday and Saturda\~.  Carries the Mails, Passengers and Express.  4@T Will sell  throug-h Tickets to Vancouver,  Victoria, Seattle or Portland.  Notice of Application for Private  -.    Bill. ���-..'������  TVTOTICE  is hereby given  that application  JL\L  will be made to the Legislative Assembly  of the Province of British Columbia at its next  session for a private bill, to incorporate a Company for the  purpose of constructing-,  equipping-,   maintaining-   and   operating- a railway  from a point on the south boundary line of  British Columbia, near the south end ef Christina lake, being- west of the 118th degree of  longitude ; thence westerly in the direction of  Carson Cit\r ;   thence northerly up the north  fork of Kettle river ; thence westerly throug-h  Pass creek, Eholt meadows, aiid to the City  of  Greenwood, running- in a southerly direction  down Boundao' creek to the town of Midway ;  thence   westerly,  following- the Kettle  River  valle3' up its course to the junction of the west  fork of Kettle river, being- a northerly direction ;   thence diverging- and   running-  up   the  west fork throug-h a pass to Penticton : aud  with power to construct, maintain, and operate  branch   lines   through   Cascade  City, Carson  City, the Town of Midwa3-,  Myers creek  and  Okanagan   valle3r   to   the southern  boundary  line of British  Columbia ; and  all  necessary  bridges, ferries and wharfs ; and to construct,  own and operate telegraph and  telephone lines  in   connection   with   the    said    railway    and  branches; to take and  use water to g-enerate  electricit3r, and to acquire foreshore rig-hts and  lands for the rig-ht of way and station grounds  and other necessities, and to acquire lands and  other bonuses or aids from the Government of  British Columbia to aid in  the construction of  the said railwa3' : and to make traffic and other  arrangements with other railwa3r companies or  persons ; and for all other usual and necessaiy  powers and privileg-es.  Dated this 2nd da3- of Jauuaiy, A.D. 1S97.  :.'���'- "-.A-.- S.   BLACK,    '  18-7 ! Solicitor for Applicants.  Notice to Taxpayers.  a  Assessment Act & Provincial Rcveiirte Ta^  Rock Creek Division of Yale District.  T\TOTICE is hereb3- given, in accordance  ��� J_ sL with the Statutes that Provincial Revenue Tax and all taxes levied under the " Assessment Act," are now due for the 3Tcar 1897.  All.of the above named taxes collectible within  the Rock Creek division of Yale district are  pa3'able at my office at Oso3roos, B.C.  Provincial Revenue Tax, $3.00 per capita.  Assessed taxes are collectible at the following-  rates, viz.:.  If paid on or before June 30th, 1897,���  Three-fifths of one per cent, on real prope'rtj'.  Two and one-half per cent,  on the assessed  value of wild laud.  One-half of one per cent,  on personal  prop-  ert3r.  On so much of the income of ai^ person as  exceeds one thousand dollars, the following-  rates, viz.: Upon such excess when the same is  not mpi-e than ten thousand dollars, One percent ; when such excess is over ten thousand  dollars and not more than .twenty thousand  dollars, One and one-quarter of one per cent.;  when such excess is over twenty, thousand dollars, One and one-half of one per cent..  If paid on or after 1st July, 1897 :  Four-fifths of one per cent, on real property.  Three per cent, on the assessed value of wild  land.  Three-quarters of one per cent, on personal  ���propertj"-.  On so much of the income of an3' person as  exceeds one thousand dollars, the following-  rates, viz.: Upon such excess when the same is  not. more than ten thousand dollars, One aud  one quarter of one per cent. -; when such excess  is over ten thousand dollars and not more than  twent3'thousand dollars, One and one-half of  one per cent.; when such excess is over. twent\r  thousand dollars, One and three-quarters of  one per cent.  C.   A.   R.   LAMBLY.  Oso3roos, B.C., Assessor and Collector.  January 2, 1897. 21-8  NOTICE is hereby given that application  will be made to the Legislative Assembly  of the Province of British Columbia, at its next  session, for an Act incorporating- a company  with power to construct, operate and maintain  electric power and lig-ht stations and a S3'stem  of electric power and electric light plants at  the following- points, viz.:  (a) Some convenient point or points at or  near Dog" Falls on the Okanag-an river, within  a distance of one thousand (1,000) feet of said  Dog- Falls, or some point in the immediate  neig-hborhood thereof ; also to take, use and divert from the said Okanag-an river at said  point or points five thousand (5,000) inches of  water or such greater number of inches as may  be necessary for the exercise of all or an3" of  the powers hereinafter set forth.  , .'���   The said proposed point or points of diversion and use of said waters being- within Yale  district.���,' ���  Witirpower to use all of said water power, or  any portion thereof, from any.of the said points  for the generating of electricity to be used as a  motive power for propelling-, driving-, hauling-,  lifting-, pumping-, crushing-, smelting-, drilling-,  milling-, and the operation of'tramway's and of  supplying of power for the operation of mines  and stationery machinery, and electric lighting  of cities, towns, municipalities, and,.mines, and  the supply of heat, and for aii3r other purposes  for which it may be applied or be required;  with power to make rates and charg-es for the  supply of said power, light and heat, and receive remuneration at such rates.  With power to the applicants to construct  and maintain building's,, erections, weirs, dams,  racewa3rs, viaducts, tramways or other necessary works connected therewith for utilizing  and improving and increasing the water privileges ; and also to enter upon and expropriate  lands for sites for power-houses, stations, and  necessary' tramway lines and subways, in connection with the said works and right of wa3r,  for carrying, the electric current underground  or overhead ; and to erect, lay, construct and  ���maintain'all-necessary works, bridges, pipes,  poles, cables,, wires, structures and appliances  necessary or proper for the generating of electric power aud light, its use, and transmitting  and supplj'ing the same ; with power to construct telegraph lines and telephone lines over  and along the routes taken in transmitting  said power, light and heat, with power to make  rates and collect same for the use thereof by  the public, and for all such other powers as  ma3' be necessar3r to fully and completely carry <  on and operate such works.  The applicants to have the power to particu--  larly transmit and distribute the electric power,  light aiid heat in the followiug  localities and  throughout the same, viz. :   Okanagan, Fair-  view,  Keremeos,  Kruger Mountain,, Oso3roos,  aud Penticton, and to the east of the said point  or -points.where the power station  or stations  may be situate to and inclusive of that locality  known as Camp McKinhe3r, west as  far as the  mountain'range which divides the Fraser river  from the Similkameen, north as far as  Peiitic-  'ton and-'south  to  the International boundary  line, aud in the towns of Nelson,  Trail, Rossland, 'Boundary Creek,  Canip McKinnejr,  and  to such other cities,  towns and  municipalities",  as are now established or may  be established  iu the west divisionsof Kootenay' district and  Yale distiic ; with power to the applicants to  engage in mining operations,  and acquire, b3r  locatiou or otherwise howsoever,  mining properties and claims, and, work the same, and utilize the electric power generated as aforesaid, in  ���:  so doing ; with power to purchase, acquire and  take over -133-. all  requisite deeds and  assignments from any trustee for the applicants any  property,   rights,  water privileg-es, and easements, aud mining claims or leases acquired  by .any trustee on behalf of the applicants, and  that, the water privileges so acquired as  aforesaid or obtained by the applicants for whatever  purpose may be consolidated  where possible,  and may" be held, utilized and emplo3'ed in  the  exercise of all or any of the powers above set  forth ; with power to the'applicants' to  take  and use from  the  Okanagan river and   tributaries thereof, at convenient points,  such further water power as maybe -necessary for the  aforesaid purposes.  With power to  the applicants  to construct,  maintain, and operate single or double track  tramways,  with  all .necessary switches,   side  tracks and turnouts,  poles and   wires,  and all  other requisites, appliances and powers in connection   therewith,  throughout all the above  described  territory, aud   upon  and  along the  lauds, roads,  streets,  and  bridges connecting  -the towns above set forth and within the radius  of ten miles of each of said  towns, and  within  the corporate limits of any of said towns,  over  the streets and bridges thereof, with the privi-'  lege to build  such  lines of tramways in sections, aud from one town  to another,  without  being required  to build the other lines,   and  within one or more of the said towns or municipalities without being required to build in all  the said towns or municipalities, and  throughout all the said territory ; with power to take,  transport   and cany   passengers and  freight  thereon, aud also with power to use in the running and operation thereof, the electric power  to be  generated   as   aforesaid, or such  other  power as the applicants nuiy see lit; and power  to   construct   telegraph   and   'telephone   lines  along the routes taken  03-  the tramway'.lines,  with the right to make rates and  collect same  for the. use thereof In' the public;  with  power  to the applicants to enter upon and expropriate  lands, and to open aud   break up  the soil  and  pavements of the roads, streets, highways aud  bridges, for the purpose of hiving pipes,   rails  or tracks, erecting poles, or for any' oilier purpose, and for all such powers as may  be necessary   to   111II3'���. and   complete^'   cany on   the  works aforesaid, or aii3'  of them ; with  power  to the applicants  to  make  running arrangements or amalgamate with aii3' company  having similar powers, or with one or  more of the  powers herein applied for,  and  with power to  acquire by  purchase or otherwise aii3'  privileges held by  any person  or persons,  corporation or corporations, of beueht or advantage  in the carrying on of the aforesaid  works, aiid  operate the business of such person or persons,  corporation or corporations, or utilize the  said  privileges in the cariyiug on of the aforesaid  works, and for all sucli power as may be necessaiy to -fully and complete^' carry on   aud   operate all or aii3' of the aforesaid works.  Dated at the Cit3' of Victoria, B.C., this First  da3' of December, A.D. 1896.  McPhillips, Wootton & Barnard,  17-7 Solicitors for the Applicants. ; THE   BOUNDARY   CFEEK   TIMES,  THE RECORDS FOR THE WEEK.  JANUARY   13.   ..  Esperanza, Providence camp,' G. B. Ta3'lor.  JANUARY   14.  Trapper, Hard3r���mtn., B. Ring and Harrison.  Isabel, Sliylark camp, S. Webb.  ;-.".'-. JANUARY  16.  Maty Ellen, Summit camp, J. Sears.  JANUARY   18.  Cuba, White's camp, E. A. Bielenberg.  Lad3r Franklin, Carson city, G. Cook.  JANUARY   19.  Loudon, and Liverpool, Pass creek, J. W. Seale  " JANUARY  21.  Carrie Birdie, Brown's camp, J. Rodgers.  Birdina, Birdiha mtn., W. S. Murra3'.  Januar3r 23.  Iron Butte, Hard3r mtn., A. C. Sutton.  Sure Thing, fract., Deadwood, W. M. Law.  Januar3' 25.  Hidden Treasure, Smith's camp, A. Castleman.  Jauuar3' 26.  P.H., Providence camp, B.C. M. & M. Co.  C. S. & H., fract.      ditto.  Iron Crown, McCarter and Penrose.  Johannesburg, Skylark camp, A. S. Black.  Smelter and Iron Ore, Hard3r mtn., Sutton.  January 27.  Comstock, fract., Sk3'lark camp, Otto Dillier.  January 28.  Leeton, Pass creek, J.-H. Featherston..  January 29.  Ibex, Central camp, J. W. Nelson.  Januaty 30.  Hiraldo, Prior creek, R. Smailes.      '  Fair Pla3*, Grand Forks, Aslifield and Rogers.  Certificates of Work.  JANUARY  23.  96���D. A. Holbrook.  JANUARY   26. '.'���'���  Last Chance���Republic Gold Mining company.  Non Such���Ditto. '  Oro���John Douglas.  Big Wiud3r���Thomet, Bennerman   &  Peterson.  Gold Drop���Anderson and Gufvert.  JANUARY 30.     '���'...  Snowbird���Ella Clark.      '  Mother's Bo3r���F. A. Williamson.  Conveyances.  JANUARY 13.  Lincoln, all int., C. J. Lund3r to H. White.  Cit3* of Paris, ditto.  JANUARY  14.  Marie Stuart, ys int., F. W. Felch to H. Bibbius  Legal Tender, all int., J. L. Wiseman to J.  A.  Drain.  Little Chief, y int., J. Dufour to J. Fisher.  JANUARY   15.  Apache Chief, % int., T. Wake to J. Douglas.  Excelsior, y. int., J. Atwood to J. Douglas.  Oro Grande, ditto.  Oro Fiuo, all int., ditto.  Exqelsior, Oro Grande, Oro Fino, y,  int.  each,  J. Douglas to T. Wake.  Hecla, No. 3, % int., J. Douglas to T. Wake.  Crown Point, y int., J. Atwood and T. Wake to  J. Douglas.  California^ all int., W. Rawsou to J. J. Caulfi.eld  JANUARY  16.  Cannon Ball, % int., O. Graden to Spaulding.  Deadwood, l/i int., J. W. Spaulding to Graden.  Great Eastern, y$ int., G. W. Averill to A. Clyde  Diamond Hitch,'% int., F. A. Williamson to  J.  B. Brooks.  Butcher Boy, % int., J. B. Brooks to J. Torney.  JANUARY  19.  Alpha, all int., J. W. McColl to A. J. Minor.  Spokane, and Monitor, % int.,  H.  L.  Nash  to  ���W.-R. Moore and W. J. Schmuck.  Welcome, all int., W. Sands to J. H. Aslifield.  Maple Leaf, % int., D. McLean to J. Carton.  Great Britain, Thistle, British Columbia, % hit  J. S. Shearer to D. McLean.  Ontario, y int., J. T. Irvine to D. McLean.  Rob Ro3r, % int., ditto.  Plutonia, all int., E. A. Bielenberg to T. Wren.  Lulu, % int., W. Swan to H. L. Frank.  Teller, l/s int., ditto.  JANUARY 20.  , Tamarack, 5-16 int., R. Johnston and W. G. Mc-  M3M111 to W. H. Young.  Tamarack, 1-16 int., A. H. Lawder to Young-.  Tamarack, % int., E. Kcightlev to Young.  Alice Maud, ^'int., A. Castleman toW. T. Smith  Eclipse, all int., J. Cockell to Smith.  JANUARY  21.  Rnthie Bell, all int., A. R. McDonald to  W. T.  Smith.  Alice Maud, Mint, A. Castleman to W.T. Smith.  No. 3, frac, % int., E. P. to J. P. Shannon.  Black Bear, and Jenny May, y int., J. P. Shannon and J. Leyeau to E. R. Shannon.  Excelsior, % int., O. B. Nelson to M. Gire.  Excelsior, y int., G. F. Town to O. B. Nelson.  Alma, l/s int., J. M. Gire to M. Gire.  New St. Maurice, % int., ditto.  JANUARY 22.  Wake, y int., T. Wake to Atwood & Douglas.  Edward, and Albert, K int. each, T. Witte and  J. Bruce to J. P. Flood.  JANUARY  26.  Big Six, yi int., A. Wallace to J. P. Mclnt3-re.  Undine, cond., y. int., R. Wells to Mclnt3're.  Bimetallic, in trust, Bennett to Manl3r.  Agnes, Y2 int., A. Hamilton to A. L. Rogers.  Home Run y int., J. Hamilton to A. L. Rogers.  Star West, l/z int., ditto.  Gold Drop, % int., Gafvert & Anderson to A.  Ericksou.  JANUARY 28.  Hidden Pearl,, J; P. Dillon to Edward ~NLyets.  Orion, cond., Otto Dillier to W. B; Paton.  Flowe^ Land, G. Edwards to D: R. Cleveuger.  Muggins, H. Allenberg tolnteuat. G. M. co.  Cliff., % int., J. G. Green to W. J. Harris.  Iron Horse, Union, % each, H. Allen to J. Clark  London, Otto Dillier to W. Cottam.  Morning Star, cond., F. McMann to  Central City, % int., Neils Larsen to C. Bennett  SANITARY   REGULATIONS.  While no one questions  the  wisdom  of the course followed by  the  provincial   authorities   in   strictly   enforcing  the regulations under the Health  Act,  at the same time the health officer and  his subordinates should have full  discretionary   powers   in   matters  under  their special jurisdiction.    As   a  case  in question, there can be no doubt but  that   during   the   winter  months   the  present system  of deep  earth   closets  is infinitely preferable, from a sanitary  point of view, to the objectionable substitute of (so-called) water-tight boxes,  for the reason that dry earth is not obtainable so long as snow  lies  deep  on  the ground.    For six or  eight  months  in the year this objection could riot of  course be  raised,   and  with  a  proper  scavengering  system   the  boxes  may  answer the purpose intended to a more  or less satisfactory  degree.     In India  and other countries, where the climate  necessitates rigid observance of sanitary laws, a pit sunk to a depth of from  12 to 20 feet has been.found  to  be  the  most cleanly form of the  earth  closet.  Whether this  plan   could  be  satisfactorily adopted in Greenwood and other  towns in the district for all  seasons of  the year,: is  perhaps  questionable,   on  account   of   finding   water  before   an  adequate depth is reached.;  Nevertheless,   for  the  four  winter  months   at  least, the pit, if cleaned and disinfectants used  when  required,   should  be  allowed   until   the     advent   of   warm  weather. -  The English Press and British  Columfcia.  The development of  the   mining  industry in British Columbia is undoubtedly begining to  attract  attention  in  England,   and   if   the  tone  generally  pervading the London press when  the  future of the new gold fields are under  discussion,���a frequent  enough  occurrence of late���may be regarded   as   indicative  of  the   feeling   on   'Change,  much English capital will bet! invested  in the Province this year.    In a recent  issue of the "Sketch,"^ a  high-class   illustrated publication, appears an interesting article  on  Rossland   and  other  camps, not forgetting Boundary.    Mr.  J. Kirkup, Rossland's chief  of  police,  whose portrait is also given,   has  thus  been suddenly raised to a high pinnacle  of fame.    The   article   concludes  with  the   following   story,   which  may    be  taken cum  grano,   without  detracting  from its merits : "Of course, what constitutes a ' high-grade camp '  depends  somewhat upon early experience.    For  instance, the other  day  a  well-known  pioneer named L/arigford was  slightly  injured by  a  bullet  from  a revolver.  Whereupon.,   a  burly  Western   miner  slapped a companion on the back  and,  in great glee, roared,   'Jim!   the  fun's  commenced !    She's goin' to be a high-  grade camp, arter all !' " --.  DISTRICT NEWS.  On Wednesday night a fine body of  ore was struck in the tunnel of Victoria  at Camp McKinney.  The marriage of Mr. C. A. R. Lamb-  ly to Miss Haynes Of Midway, which  was announced to take place on Thurs-  dajr of this week, was unavoidably  postponed.  The exhaustive and interesting  write-up of Boundary Creek mines and  claims which appeared in the Seattle  P.-I. last summer is to be re-printed in  pamphlet form. As there were some  glaring inaccuracies, however,  in  the  article, and many changes have taken  place during the past six months, a  thorough revision will be needed to  make the work of any   practical value.  Mr. Shonquest, a brother of the well-  known part-owner of the Denero  Grande, arrived in Greenwood from  Butte on Thursday. <������'  Mr. Hugh Cameron, of Camp McKinney, was in Greenwood on Friday,  and took the opportunity of inspecting  The Times' headquarters and heartily  congratulating its publishers.  Mr. George Guess returnud from  Fairview on Friday, and estimates  that about sixty men are at work in  the mines there. A small force of men  are working on the Smuggler.  Mr. Lewis Hind re-located a promising claim in Central camp on Tuesday,  which he has christened "Forget-me-  not." The claim has formed a subject  for conversation since it was re-staked.  Word has been received from Mr.  Cole, one of the directors of the company owning the L/ast Chance, in Skylark camp, that application will be  made at once to have the claim crown  granted, and that a large sum is to be  expended by the company in development work this summer.  Subscribers have on several occasions written for back numbers of The  Times complete to No. 1, Vol. Instating  their wish to possess a reference file of  the rjaper. While appreciating the implied compliment, we have to repeat  that back copies cannot be had for love  01'n}9^^y'.     a:  J     S.    HARRISON,  ^��eatc#e;r of QRecorba.  Abstracts Promptly'   Furnished.  Notary Public. :���  MIDWAY, B.C.  Miners and-s % %  ine Owners %  - arrmnmTMmmix*K*tm*��JiK*��iiraM<��ij.mii^  To obtain the best results,  * * * * *'* U-Se t * t t t *  And Patent. Fuse  Lighters.  *V4    &V*    ��1'-  '/'f      '/'f      '/if  For Sale by  w  idway, B,G I  ���'/  mmMmiimmmmimmimmmmmmiiimimmiimmim  F  ~��*��9  ��>^*3��  ��2 ''���������''  Is the   central  town   and  supply  point  of  the  Boundary   Greek   mining   camps,     From   this  '   '.'      ."���''''      '     -      '     ' ' ' " '��� "'-.'"���,"������'-.'.-��� ' . ������ ' 6 ��� .     . ' , '"        .     ' ���     ,-  new  town  roads   lead  to   the  GREENWOOD,  LONG   LAKE,  SKYLARK,  WHITE  AND AATWOOD,  ELLINGTON   and   SMITH  Lots are selling freely and are  a good investment.   X X  For price of Lots and other information, address  OR  B  Greenwood City, Boundary Creek, B.C.  Or apply to the Agents i  C.  F.  C0STERTON,  Vernon,  B.C.  A.  K. STUART,  Vancouver.  CSt**^*.  C*^*^  0*fy"  ��^t**^ ENBELX  &  ALL-PAPER  : We  have  just  received  a  large  consignment  of  Wall/  papery in  an  extensive variety  of /designs  and qualities*   ;  F0R   SPRING   TRABE.  ��� , "    ��� ., - r'.- , .'���'-.'        .-''������'-��� ���-''''��� Q'  If you  want  a  choice  selection*  place  your. orders  early*  as  ��� �� ':      'v .   ��� i - .���''���������  the  best  patterns  generally  move  first  Are you interested in a Good Tea ?   Try our  English Breakfast  St is ..both Cheap and Good.  ^ENBELL   &  Greenwood and Boundary Falls.


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