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 /. M  SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 1897.  IE Hallett  outrttaf  '������v��  m  m rrym-irmctn' i m wiwriimmiiiiwi mm waRjmmraTcg  ���engeiasmmei  i',  Others  try %   pur  Prices  most complete  stock  of  do  tell  the  Story  of the  Also Wholesale Dealers in WINES, LIQUORS and CIGARS  :**.,*. ���!���"- ifi ������������JTi1  X  V  ���  We are the Leaders of Low Prices j others must follow,  ITOll'WI  I Mill IIIWW���������I  ��w��.'iii����iiw, .wure*  77-/H    ,  Livery and Feed  Greenwood City, B.C<  " .'.���  slfe    '*%   '*Yfe ��� ��� " \- "'���' '���  ������-.���' w     *��*   '?&':,���  Saddle Horses $1.50 ger,day.  Teaming- at the Shortest Notice.  MeKEE   &   CURRY,   Proprietors.  J. Kerr.  R. D. Kerr.  UTGMERS  GREENWOOD. GRAND FORKS. ���& MIDWAY.  Meat delivered at Rock Creek and all Mining- Camps.  THE BOUNDARY FALLS HOTEL  a.   a.  BOUNDARY   FALLS,    B.C.  WHITE      -      -      -      PROPRIETOR.  ���rfaffl  Centrally Located.   Stopping place for Stage Lines.   No trouble or expense spared  to make Guests comfortable.  Strictly First-class and Charges Moderate.  Best Brands of Liquors and Cigars.        Good Stabling.  6S����"��- ���  RqJbert Buckley,  0  Harness, Saddles, Boots and Shoes Repaired  with neatness and dispatch.  GREENWOOD   CITY,   B.C.  tefogr&p#et,  GREENWOOD   CITY.  Views of Greenwood and the Mines for Sale.  Jewellers and News Dealers,  GREENWOOD CITY. B.C.  Watch Repairing a Specialt3r.  'he Greenwood Boot Store.  iflf  Next door to McKague's Barber Shop.  The best brands of Cigars,  Cigarettes and Tobaccos ,,  X Fancy Goods & Stationery 4*  A Weekly Paper published in tie interests ot the Boundary Creek Mining District.  Vol. I.  GREENWOOD CITY, B,G, SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 1897.  No. 20.  THE BOUNDARY CREEK A\. & A\. CS.  ^i'jp^HB EIGHT properties���now nine since a fractional  JL claim adjoining- the O.B. was located last week���  owned by the Boundary Creek Mining- and Milling-  Company are situated, as shown in our illustration, on the  hills overlooking- the town of Greenwood. All the claims  were staked by Mr. D. A. Holbrook, the Company's mariag-er,  at different times extending- over a period of five years, the  D. A. being- first discovered in November of '92. Few men  are better acquinted with the topography, the claims and  prospects of the district than Mr. Holbrook, and he has put  this knowledg-e to g-enerous use in the interests of the  camp, by, on several occasions, volunteering his services as  guide to strang-ers gratuitously. For instance, He was the  hill companion of Mr. S. S. Fowler, the noted mining engin-  hood, able to do so, has taken shares, and that many of the  miners, men who can always obtain employment at the full  current rate of wages, are working- on the Company's  claims, accepting- stock at the present selling price of 10c.  in preference to monetary payment. No mining- syndicate  with interests on Boundary Creek are doing- or have done  more for the g-ood of the district than the Boundary Creek  M. & M. Co. One half of the stock has been put in the  treasury for development purposes, and investors may thus  know that if there is anything- in the ground it will not be  long- ere their money returns to them in the form of dividends. It is hoped that sufficient ore will shortly be on the  dumps to warrant shipment for treatment.  The properties of the Company consist of eig-ht claims  lying- in a group and named respectively, " The Fred.D.,"  ��'S.   H. B.,"  "Big- L,edge,"D. A.,"'" O. B.," " S.  F."  eer, for several weeks, and also accompanied Mr. W. L,.  Austin, Ph. D., the eminent authority on pyritic smelting-,  and Mr. A. P. Mills, M.E., of Denver, Colorado, when those  g-entleriien visited the district in the capacity of experts.  Mr. Holbrook's mining- experience dates from 1872, in which  year he owned and worked placer ground in the famous  Swark country, Washington. In the spring of '92 he left  Seattle for Boundary Creek, and was the first man to drive  in a wag-on over the then scarcely perceptible trail across  the summit to Boundary Falls. He shared all the hardships  and privations that fell to the lot of early-timers on the  Creek ; helping to cut trails and open up the country with  the best. Shortly after Greenwood had been surveyed as a  townsite, Mr. Holbrook entered into partnership with Mr.  C. W. H. Sansom, whose name is familiar in most Canadian  cities, and opened a mining brokerage office on Government  Street. The Company was incorporated last October, and  men were at once put to developing- the properties. The  best proof of the high estimation in which the Company is  locally held is the fact that every resident in the neighbor-  " G. A. R.,"jand "J. A. C." The claims are admirably  situated, inasmuch as they follow the main lead or vein,  with other well defined veins running-parallel, which greatly adds to the intrinsic value of the several properties, they  being- all full claims, namely, 1,500 feet by 1,500 feet in  size, with the exception of one, thus g-iyhig- a surf ace area  of something- like 320 acres. Some idea, therefore, may  be formed of the vast mineral deposits underneath, since  it is fully shown by the exposed ledges, the main ledge running the full length of the properties. Ikying- as they do  on a steep sloping hill, the properties offer unusally g-ood  facilities for drainage and rapid, economical development  by mainworking tunnels driven in from the base of the hill.  On the "D. A." as shown by the plan, are two shafts,  one 20 feet deep and one 12 feet deep, and a cross-cut 25  feet long- by 12 feet deep, from which ore was shipped to  the Smelter at Everett and gave a return of $440.69 for  8,653 lbs., after paying- all freight charges, railway and  smelter, showing a clear profit of $110 per ton.  The " G. A. R." has a 20-foot shaft sunk on a 2-foot vein, THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES.  heavily mineralized  with an intimate  mixture   of   iron and   copper  pyrites,  galena, blende and silver glance.   The  finest  pieces of silver wire   found   in-  Boundary Creek were taken from -this.  shaft.    Average assays from different  places across the vein gave $8.00 gold,  50 ozs. silver ; also $8.00  gold   and 150  ozs. silver ; and one, the latest return���  $15.05 gold and 196 4-5 ozs. silver per  ton.    On the " Bigkedge" is a 10-foot  quartz vein, mineralized with iron pyrites.    This vein has   been  opened   up  by  cross-cuts  on  the  surface  for  500  feet.    A narrower vein has been  opened up, being one  foot- wide,   carrying  considerable copper pyrites,   and   runs  into the liiain ledge as a spur. Average  assays gave $33 gold and 1 1-10 ozs. silver, and $49.35 gold, 17>�� ozs. silver,   2  per  ct. copper. ^ The " O. B." has two  distinct veins : one 25-foot wide which,  from.its strike   and general  character  would seem to be the same vein as that  on the Big Ivedge,   although  sufficient  has  not  been done to make  this  conclusive.    The second vein has  at present a width of nearly three feet. . Assays have shown values  in  gold  from  $4.00 to $170.53,   while   a  conservative  .  sampling by Mr.   S.   S. Fowler, M.K.,  gave $20 in gold.  On the "D. A.." is a vein about, 20  inches wide, with a pay-streak of 4 to  12 inches ; from this the 8,653 lbs. of  ore was shipped to the smelter, giving  $103.i5 gold per ton, silver 74 7-10 ozs.,  and 2 per cent. lead. On the same  property is a larger vein (quartz) car-  ryinggalena and pyrites, on which no  work has been done.  c On the "S. H. B." are two converg-  . ing veins of copper and iron pyrites, oh  which work is now being done. An  , average assay gave, gold . $1.50, silver  16^ ozs., copper 11.96 per cent., or  $40.44  for ail values.  The " Fred. D." was located in December, 1895, more as ground for a basis  for mining operations for the other  claims than for its present value, although there is little doubt that the  large vein on the O.B. runs through it.  There is a small vein of g\alena on this  claim.  The " S. F." lies'between the G. A.R.  and D.A., in the direction of the strike  of the G.A.R. vein. This location has  been made on a vein of pyrrhotite.  The" J. A. C." has a large iron-capping running through it from the Anaconda, at a depth of a few feet on the  latter claim, Thecore carries a considerable percentage of copper, and $10 in  gold.  The claims are on the eastern slope  of the  ransre  of  mountains  that  run  parallel   with   Boundary    Creek    and  northerly,   it   being   the   only feasible  pass for the contemplated railways that  are   seeking  charters   at   the  present  time from the Government,  and  it  is  openly stated that one of these systems  will   be  in  hereby  the  end of  1897.  Therefore transportation will be an accomplished fact within that time, thus  giving the company almost  twice   the  returns that they got  in   the  instance  quoted   in   another   paragraph.     The  facilities for putting in  the necessary  side tracks for the hauling  out  of  ore  are beyond question admirable in every  -vvay, and the natural situation1 of  the  claims having down.grade towards the  track parallel with it and only a  short  distance is  such that the cost will  be  comparatively small.   It.may be safely  said that it will not  be  long  before a  smelter is put  up. in   this  locality, in  which, case the company would reap "a  much larger sum for their ore by saving the freight, etc., and ultimately become one of. the best paying investments in the country.  The ore produced from the " D. A."  claim is galena and copper sulphides,  carrying, as shown by assays, well in  gold and silver, with a good percentage  of copper. The fact that ore has been  shipped and gave such splendid returns  is a proof that the same thing could  be done to-day, but that the company  wish to develop the other properties,  and by so doing make the company  oae of the best paying concerns in operation.  The company have a force of men at  work developing the several properties,  and as soon as the necessary buildings  are completed more men will be put to  work.-  The company is registered under the  Companies Act, 1890; and amending  Acts, in the office of the Registrar in  Victoria, B.C., for 1,500,000 shares at  $1.00, non-assessable ; 70.0,000 shares  are in the treasuiy for development -  purposes only. Unlike the majority of  lately launched mining companies, the  Boundary Creek M. & M. Co. before  placing its stock on the.market acquir-  the promising properties above described. The Times has no hesitation  in recommending investment in this  company's stock to the public.  Notice of Application for Private  Bill.  NOTICE  IS hereby given that application will-be mace  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-, and 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,  Solicitor for the Applicants.  19-7  The head office of the company,is at  Greenwood, B.C., the officers being as  follows : President, G. Arthur Rendell;,  Manager, D. A. Holbrook ; Secretary  and Treasurer, C. W. H. .Sansom.  Bankers, Bank of Montreal, Vernon. ���  A Good Billhead  Helps Business ? s  The merchant who uses "cheap and  nasty " printing- does his trade serious  injury. It is dear at a gift. A neatly  printed, stylish-looking- letterhead or  invoice sug-g-ests g-ood methods, helps  collections, and imparts an air of  prosperity. The Times Job Department is equipped with the latest and  newest type faces, carries gro.od paper  and g-uarantees satisfaction. We  . .   .   would like-to fill 3*our next order.  prORBES   M.   KERBY,  Assoc. Mem. Can. Soc. Civil Engineers,  (ptofrinctaf ��ctnb JUumgor  AND  CIVIL ENGINEER,  ��� Qt0far�� (pUfiftC -- MIDWAY,    B. c.  SANSO/H   &   MQLBROOK,  FINANCIAL  and   mining  brokers.  Groups of Claims bought for Stock Companies and Syndicates  -o-  OFFICE     AT     OF?EENWOOD     CITY.  il, i;nimin*iM^ii|*'���-wraTijT ;  ^*|,% 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4,4��4*4,4'4'4*4*4,*4*4*4*4*4' 4^ 4*3?  ROOKLYN  OUSE  Greenwood Camp, Boundary Creek, B,G  First-class Accommodation.     Best of Wines, Iviquors and Cigars.  LIVEF?Y     STABLE     IN     CONNECTION.  Saddle and Pack Horses provided.  .   25, 27:29, YATES STREET,  IG,TORIA,B.C,  Wholesale Dry Goods.  Gents* Furnishings T^anu  facturers. i  <. Best assorted Stock in the Province.- THE   BOUND ARY   CREEK   TIMES.  qj\  MINING NOTES.  The tunnel on the Big- Ledg-e was, at  the end of last week, in 40 feet; progress being- made at the rate of about  a foot a day.  The Victoria Board of Trade have  passed a resolution to memorialise the  Government to take measures to prevent "wildcatting" of mines.  The Boundary Gold Mining Co.  have put a force of men to work on  their claim, which is in the same locality as the Washington, to the south of  White's camp on the Reservation.  Word has been received from Mr. C.  H. Brown, manager of the Coolgardie  Mining- Company, that he has received  instructions to continue work on the  Clifton, in Copper camp; Mr. Brown  will return at once from Spokane.  The Combination shaft was down 55  feet on Monday.    The rock which  until  recently  was  extremely  hard  has  altogether changed in character, and'a  body of iron and copper  sulphides has  been  struck   running-   with   the   pay-  streak.    The foot-wall also which  for-  , merly dipped at an angle of 45 degrees  is  now  going down   perpendicularly.  Drifting- on the ledge has been started.  Some very fine ore was brought down  from.' the   Adirondack,   in    Kimberly  camp, on Monday. This claim is bonded to Mr. W. T. Thompson  for $7,500,  upon the understanding that  $2,500  is  expended in development.    When Mr.  Thompson first saw the property, little  if any wor& had been  done  to  expose  the ore-body,  but  the  surface  indications  were  sufficiently   promising    to  warrant the comparatively  large  s_im  named in the  bond  being-  offered.    A  shaft started on the ledg-e of  the  Adirondack some three weeks, ago  is now  down 15 feet, and while  at  this  depth  the ore has not come in "solid" the ore  struck shows well in azurite and copper  pyrites, and* in some specimens  native  copper may be seen,    On the  hanging-  wall there is about 18 inches of oxidised quartz which  may   be  quite  easily  shovelled out.    The width of  the vein  as so far determined is 12 feet.  Mr. W. ��. Medill writes from Nanai-  mo that he expects to return to' Greenwood in March, in g-ood time for the  building- boom which . is anticipated in  early spring. A daug-hter of Mr. Me-  dill's will also locate here and open a  millinery and dress-making- establishment on Copper street. A store and  residence will be erected adjoining W.  B. Paton's.  The final step towards opening an  Oddfellows' lodge on Boundary Creek  was taken,last week, when the following- made formal application as charter  members to the Grand I^bdg-e : Messrs.  Hardy, Smailes, Harbef, Gulley, Mc-  Nicol and Dr. Jakes.  Travel is becoming-brisk, the stages  are doing a good business, and many  strang-ers are seen in the hotels and  stores.  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.  For Occupation or Speculation.  >UILDING AND LOT for sale on main  business street in Greenwood City. Size  of building, 24x55 ft. Arrangements may be  made to exchange other lots or erect a smaller  building suitable for our business, in paj^meut.  For particulars enquire at       ��� '       ���*  The Boundary Creek Times,  Greenwood City, B.C.  o  I  Of all kinds and lengths.  4 foot wood..! $2.25 per cord, delivered.  16 to 20 inch S3.00 per dbl. cord       ���  FRITZ   HAUSSENER.  *��2f- Orders may be left at the Times office.  County Court Notice.  A  Osoyoos,  B.C., March  13th, 1897.  At the hour of 11 o'clock in the forenoon.  By  command.  ,    C.   A.   R.   UMBLY,  Government Office, R. c. c.  "   Osoyoos, B.C., Nov. 14th," 1896  SITTING of the County  Court of Yale  will be holden at  11  E.     DEWDNEY.  CANADA.  Province of British Columbia.  VICTORIA, by the Grace of God, of the United  Kingdom-of Great Britain and Ireland,  Queen, Defender of the Faith, &c, &c, &c.  To Our faithful the Members elected   to serve  in the legislative  Assembly  of Our Province of British Columbia,  at ottr City of  . "Victoria���Greeting.  A     P R O C L AM A T I O N .  D. M. Eberts,     ITXFHEREAS    We    are  .'Attorney - General, f  VV      desirous    and   resolved, as soon as raa.y be, to  nieet  Our people  of Our Province of British  Columbia,  and  to  have their advice iu our Legislature ; '  ' NOW KNOW YE, that for divers causes aud  considerations, and' taking into consideration  the ease and convenience of Our loving subjects, We have thought fit, bjr aud with the advice of Our Executive Council of tli'e Province  of British Columbia, to hereby convoke, and  "by these presents enjoin you, and each of you,  that on Monday, the Eig-hth day of the mouth  of February, one thousand eight hundred and  ninety-seven, 3'ou meet Us in Our said Legislature or Parliament of Our said Province, at  Our City of Victoria, FOR THE DISPATCH  OF BUSINESS, to treat, do, act and conclude  upon those things which in Our Legislature of  the Province of British Columbia, by the Common Councilof Our said Province may, by the  favour of God, be ordained.  Jn 3��&ftmoitg Whereof We have caused these  Our Letters to be made Patent, and the  Great Seal of the said Province to be  hereunto affixed : Witness, the Hon-  . . ourable Edgar Dewdney, Lieutenant-  Governor of Our said Province of British Columbia, in Our City of Victoria,  in Our said Province, this twenty-ninth  day of December, in the year of Our  Lord one thousand eight hundred and,  ninety-six, aud in the sixtieth year of  Our Reign.  By Command.  JAMES BAKER,  18-4 Provincial Secretary.  '^  County Court Notice,  S  ITTINGS of the County   Court   of   Yale  will be holden as follows :  At Midway,   on Monday,   the  15th  of March, 1897.  At Grand   Forks,   on  Wednesday,  the 17th of March, 1897.  At the hour of 11 o'clock in the forenoon respectively.  By command.  W.   G.   MCMYNN,    .  Government Office, d.r.c.c.  Midway, Jan. 4th, 1897. 18-4  TVTOTICE is hereby given that application  JL 3L 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 light stations and a system  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 Okanagan river, within  a distance of one thousand (1,000) feet of said  Dog Falls, or some point in the immediate  neighborhood thereof ; also to take, use and divert from the said Okanagan 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 any  of  the powers hereinafter set forth.  The said proposed point or points of diversion arid use of said waters being within Yale  district.  With power to use all of said water power, or  ciny 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 tramways and of  supplying of power for the operation of miues  and stationery machine^, and electric lighting  of cities, towns, municipalities, and mines, and  the supply of heat, and for a.ny other purposes  for which it may be applied or be required ;  with power to make rates and charges for the  supply of said power, light and heat, and receive remuneration at such rates.  With power to the applicants to construct  and maintain buildings, erections, weirs, dams,  raceways, viaducts, tramwa)'S or,other neces-  saor 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 subwaj\s in connection with the said works and right of wa>-,  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 and light, its use, and transmitting-  and supplying the same ; with power to construct telegraph lines and telephone lines over  and along- the routes taken iu transmitting-  said power, light aud heat, with power to make  rates andcollect same for the use thereof by  the public, and for all such other powers as  may be necessary to fully and completely carry  on and operate such works.  The applicants to have the power to particularly transmit and distribute the electric power,  light and heat iu the following localities and  throughout the same,  viz. :   Okanagan,  Fair-  view,  Keremeos,  Kruger Mountain,  Oso3roos,  and Penticton, and to the east of the said point  or points where the power station  or stations  may be situaie to and inclusive of that locality  known as Camp McKinney, west as far as the  mountainfange which divides the Fraser river  from the Simiikameen, north as far as Penticton and south  to  the International boundary  line, and in the towns of Nelsonj' Trail,  Rossland, Boundary Creek,  Camp McKiune}',  and  to such other cities,  towns aud  municipalities  as are now established or may be established  iu the west division of Kootenay  district and  Yale district; with power to  the applicants to  engage in mining operations,  and acquire, by  location or otherwise howsoever,  mining prop- '  ertics aiid claims, and work the'same, and utilise the electric power generated a.3 aforesaid in  so doing- ; with power to purchase, acquire and  take over, by  all  requisite deeds  and assignments from any trustee for the applicants any  property,   rights, wa^er privileges, and easements, and mining claims or leases acquired  by any trustee ou 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 emploj-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 may be 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 aud powers in connection   therewith,  throughout all  the above  described-territory   and  upon  and  along the  lands, 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 privilege to build  such  lines of tramways in sections, and 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, aud  throughout all the said territory ; with power to  take,  transport   and carry   passengers  and freight  thereon, and also with power to use iu the running aud operation thereof, the electric power  to be   g-enerated   as   aforesaid,  or such other  power as the applicants may see lit; and power  to   construct   telegraph   and    telephone   lines  along the routes taken by  the  tram way  lines,  with the right to make rates and  collect same  for the use thereof by the public ;  with power  to the applicants to enter upon and expropriate  lauds, and to open aud  break  up the soil  and  pavements of the roads, streets,   highways and  bridges, for the purpose of laying pipes,  rails  or tracks, erecting poles, or for any  other, purpose, and for all such powers as ma3r  be necessary  to   fulljr   and   completely   carry on  the  works aforesaid, or any of them ;  with power  to the applicants to  make  runuing arrangements or amalgamate with any  company  having similar powers, or with one or more of the  powers herein applied for, and  with power, to  acquire b}r  purchase or otherwise any privileges held by  any  person  or persons, corporation or corporations, of benefit or advantage  in the carrying on of the aforesaid  works, aud  operate the business of such person or persons,  corporation or corporations, or utilize the said  privileges iu the carrying on  of the aforesaid  works, and for all such power as may be necessary to fully and completely carry on and  op-,  erate all or any of the aforesaid works.  Dated at the City of Victoria, B.C., this First  day of December, A.D. 1896.  McPhillips, Wootton & Barnard,  17-7 Solicitors for the Applicants. THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES,  (��>otmtatp ��reef�� ��tme#  HAROLD M.  LAMB EDITOR  ,W.   U.    HARBER MANAGER  Subscription, $2.00 per Year, in Advance.  , SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 1897.  The Times is confronted with a very  difficult  problem.     Althoug-h scarcely  five months old it already has  become  recognized as  a  valuable advertising-  medium,���we make this  statement not  because we believe in tooting* our own  horn, but simply as a  fact  which  can  be substantiated  by reference  to  the  columns of the  paper  itself.    How  to  accommodate  the   increasing-  demand  upon our limited space  by  advertisers  and at the same time g-ive due prominence to the happening-s and news week  by week, not to  mention  the  weighty  editorial utterances on  current  topics,  hitherto ruthlessly   "cut  out,"   is  the  question that the publishers find themselves called upon to solve.    The  only  solution that has been  suggested  that  would settle the difficulty is  that The  Times be enlarg-ed to.twice its  present  size; but to do  this, the. machinery   at  present  in  use  is  inadequate.    It   is,  therefore, proposed to org-anise a  local  company to take the matter in hand.  Probable Effect of Competition.  A   representative   of    the.  Spokane  Chronicle recently   asked  Mr.   Heinze  when  the   Columbia &  Western   road  would be extended to Boundary.     Mr.  Heinze's reply was, " Our charter provides for a road into that  district  but  when it will be built  I  cannot  as' yet  say.'-   -Interviewed   by '.'' the     Seattle  Post-Intelligencer,   Mr.  D. C.   Corbin,  president of the Spokane  &  Northern  R'y. guardedly remarked, "There is a  possibility that I may extend the present branch from Rossland on to Kettle  river, and what is known as the Boundary creek country.    This is as yet undecided."    The situation bears an amusing-  similarity to the attitude of two  pug-nacious   school-boys,    each rather  afraid of the other: "You touch me and  see what you get !"    What Mr. Heinze  requires to make his   "say"   very  emphatically definite is a knowledg-e that  Mr. Corbin's "possibilities"   have  become certainties.    It is   a   pretty   well  conceded  fact    that  when    Mr.   Corbin starts to   construct   a   railroad  towards Boundary Mr. Heinze will follow  suit,   or  vice   versa.      Meanwhile  the  first  move   in  the   game   is anxiously  awaited.  MINING NOTES.  Sinking was started on the Marguerite, Deadwood camp, to-day.  The bond held by R. Mclntyre of  Winnipeg-, on the '95 in Camp McKinney No. 2, has been taken up.  Mr. S. Webb located a claim near the  Skylark mine last week, wading- waist  deep throug-h the snow to set the stakes.  Three shifts are now working- on the  Jewel, in Lrong L/ake camp. The  shaft was down 25 feet on Thursday in  magnificent ore.  Mons. Gire is employing seven men  in Central camp on the French Syndicates properties. The rock on the St.  Ivawrence is extremely hard.,  The annual general meeting- of the  shareholders of the Boundary Creek  Mining- and Milling- Company was  held on Thursday. A full report of/  the proceeding-s will be published in  next week's issue of The Times.  What is supposed to be the big- ledge  of the No 7 was struck on Saturday  from the,cross-cut. No assays have as  yet been made of the rock, which is a  white quartz.  George Cook is doing assessment  work on the '95, an adjoining- claim to  Ruby near Boundary Falls. The Ruby  vein was traced across the claim for  upwards of 400 feet.  Mr. Hind, after making a test of the  working- of the small 10-ton smelter  erected on Myers', creek, purchased the  plant, which will be removed and set in  position on a claim near Pass creek at  once.  The dance given by Mr. and Mrs.  Graaf at the Brooklyn House, Greenwood camp, on Thursday evening-, was  attended by a number of people from  both Greenwood and Anaconda. The  dance was much enjoyed.  Dr. Boyce, of Kelowna, visited Greenwood this week as the guest of Dr.  Jakes. Dr. Boyce practiced for some  time at Fairview, and he thinks it not  improbable that as that camp7- now  shows signs of rapid development,, he  will return and resume his former  practice, particularly as the Strathyre  Company have asked him very strong-  ly to do so.  Notice of Application for Private Bill.  Townsite of Greenwood City.  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- the inhabitants  of the Townsite of Greenwood City, in the Oso-  3roos division of the district of Yale, as a Municipality, to define the limits of said Corporation  with such provisions of the General Municipal  Acts now in force tn the Province, and such  other provisions as may be applicable, or ne-  cessarj', or expedient ; and with such further  provision as will enable a vote to be taken at  the time fixed for the first election to determine  whether the affairs of the Corporation shall,  subject to the provisions of the Act of Incorporation, be managed by an Executive of three  Commissioners or by a Mayor and four Aldermen.  Dated this 17th da3' of December, A.D. 1896.  I.   H.  HAI^ETT,  15  Solicitor for the Applicants.  H.   HALLETT,  QKdtmfet, Jiofictfor,  NOTARY    PUBLIC.  GREENWOOD,   B.O.  G.   A.  GUESS, M.A.  H.  A.  GUESS,   M.A.  Assayers & Chemists,  Thoroughly, familiar with Boundar3' Creek  and Okanagan mining- districts. Properties  examined, assays and anatyses of ores, fuels,  furnace products, etc.  (Greenwood, B.C. Midway, B.C.  W. J. Snodgrass & Sons, Prop's.  Leaves Penticton at .7 a.m. on Tuesda3's, Thursdays, and Saturda3rs for'Camp McKinne3r,  Rock Creek, Midway, Anaconda, Greenwood,  Carson and Grand Foncs.  Returning leaves Grand Forks at 6 a.m. ou  Tuesda3', Thursda3r and Saturda3r.  Carries the Mails, Passengers and Express.  jgsr Will sell through Tickets  to Vancouver,  Victoria, Seattle or Portland.  B�� 8 ��tg�� 9<tat��&4WhO~i9>9<e>V<8>&4&W-49>-B*49P~��<9S��<  i  A  a  Proprietors of the  VERNON   SAW,  PLANING   AND  MOULDING /HILLS  Sash and Door Factor at Vernon.  Saw Mill at Okauagan Lake.  ���$Ys���  ���sap  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 Facto ry work ' reasonabl3r, expeditiously  and of as good material as can be had  at the Coast or Spokane.  Orders from Boundary Creek arid the  Southern Interior solicited.   *Y&   ft?  Smith &McLeod, Vernon.  t�� ��� 4��-8-0>-��-<��K��-0>C<3a>����-<��*g-����>-��-< i��B ������������<����������� -*-4��MMa  /fining and Estate Brokerage.  A  u  I  *  I  A  A  e  v  A  A  at  I  *  s  A  a  2  A  !  *  z  A  BOUNDARY   CREEK  GREENWOOD CITY, B.C.  Assaying and Analysis of Ores.  Mines Examined and Reported on.  A thorough acquaintance with the BoundaiT  Creek and Kettle River mining districts.  W.   W.   GIBBS,  .+ASSAYER +  ANACONDA    -    - '-    B.C.  British Columbia  Investigations a  Specialt>-,  J, G HAAS* EM���  Mining Engineer,  Greenwood City, B.C. Spokane, Wash  Mining Properties Examined and Reported on.  Mining- Negotiations Transacted.  Correspondence Solicited.  ill Flooring Mills Co.  EN DERBY   and   VERNON.  Trade Mark  Red Star.  Makers of Flour pronounced b3v experts to be  the best made on the Pacific Coast.  HUNGARIAN  XXX STAR  STRONG BAKERS  GRAHAM  Bran Shorts Chop Etc THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES.  '<#/  SALE OF THE GOLDEN CROWN.  Mention  was  made  in  The  Times  last week that a syndicate of Canadian  capitalists; to whom the  Calumet  was  bonded, were negotiating  to  purchase  the Golden Crown in Wellington camp.  The dear has  since  been  successfully  consummated,   the   syndicate   paying  $15,000 to Mr. W. Porter,   the  original  locator, for a half interest in the property.    As  soon  as  the   arrangements  for the transfer  had  been  completed,  Mr.   Kelly,   who  represented the  purchasers, left  Greenwood for  Rossland  to meet Mr. Daly with the intention of  taking immediate steps towards organizing a company,   the name  of  which  will be the Golden Crown Mining Co.,  capital stock $1,5000,000.    When this is  done the company will  take  over and  develop  both  the  Golden   Crown  and  Calumet claims, Mr. Porter  accepting  shares as payment  for  the  moiety  of  interest he  still holds  in  the  former  property.     Most   of    the    company's  treasury  stock will be placed upon the  English market, but a sufficient  number of shares will be sold in Canada to  meet preliminary expenses of prospecting, work on  the  claims,- and  for the  purchase of necessary machinery.   For  the meantime the  properties  are  held  in trust  by   Messrs.   Daly,   Kelly,   A.  McDonald,.Q.Ci, and Porter. -  The Golden Crown is admittedly, one  of. the most promising prospects in the  camp,   and  has  an   immense   surface  showing.    The ore is pyrrhotite where  uncovered in some places, whereas the  main shaft  shows  principally  copper  pyrites with- a quartz gangue.    Assays  run  from  $20  to'$200 in gold and copper.    From the prospector's standpoint  the Golden Crown is a well  developed  claim, perhaps $4,000, in round figures,  representing    the  value  of  the  work  done estimated on the basis of contract  labor.    Of the two shafts sunk on  the  ore-body; one is down 53  feet  and  the  other 31 feet.    The claim has also been.  well  exploited  by  a number  of  open  cuts  and  prospect  holes.     There  are  evidently two   veins .running-  through  the property, one of which is supposed  to be a continuation of  the  Winnipeg  lead.  With such men as Mr. Daly and his  associates as the promoters of the new  company ,-atove referred to, there is  every reason to expect that the prediction made in The Times of Oct. 10,  last-year, as follows will ere long be  verified: "The Golden Crown is not  'a poor man's proposition'' by .any  means ; but in'the hands of a strong  company there can be but little doubt  that it will develop into a large and  valuable inine." .   .  Still another charter is being applied  for, this'"latest being for. an electric  railroad between the boundary line at  Christina and Greenwood City. Permission will be asked at Washington  i/ tp cross the Colville reserve and extend  the road south. Power is to be generated at Kettle Falls or Christina Falls.  As with all the other roads proposed,  construction is " expected" to commence this year.  TENDERS WANTED.  TENDERS will be received by the undersigned until Januar3r 15th, 1897, for the  construction,of .an Irrigation Ditch and Flume  from Boundary creek to Midway flat.  Plans and specifications can be seen at the  office of the 'Midway Compam-, Midwa3r, B.C.,  and the office of C. F. Costerton, Vernon.  The lowest or a.ny tender not necessarily accepted.  A.   K.   STUART,  Ag-ent Midway Company, Ivimited.  Midway, Dec. 5th, 1896.  $SP The time for receiving- Tenders is further  extended to January 31st, 1897.  ARMSTRONG.    B.C.  ^l'*    *��*���    ��&.  fi?    fi?    fi?  Patronize home industry and the only co-operative Flour Mill in*the  Province by using our  HUNGARIAN  XXX  STRONG  BAKERS'  SUPERFINE  OF FLOUR  Our Mill is fitted throughout with  the latest improved machinery and is in  charge of a thoroughly experienced miller.  Ask  for  our  Flour  and  keep  the  money  in  the  district.  �����������-������������������>�������������������������  The Okanagan Flour Mills Co., ltd.  Armstrong, B.C.  b)  m>.  2&T-- When you want 'any   ..  ATERIAL  Calt, at  PHARMACY,  -<<m-  -������'������   Greenwood City, B.C.  ��� sgsm  -VTTT.E CARRY  x-x. Writing Tablets, 'ruled and unruled.  Envelopes and Playing Cards. Fiddle Strings.  . "Foolscap".    Legai, Cap.   "Pens and Pencils.  Inks and Mucilage. Pipes and Pouches.  Memorandum, Time and Day Books..  . Colored Tissue Paper, -for Christmas Decorations.  B.  -Importer of and Dealer in-  SHBWI-WHW  COPPER STREET, GREENWOOD CITY, B.C.  Louis Blue.  A.  PlSHEK.  A. R. Tillman,  IvilluLaS     AND     YARDS     AT  Greenwood City    %    Anaconda* B���G  Manufacturers of Roug-h and Dressed  ffnttiwimstth,,  Shingles* Lathi Mouldings* Sash and Doors;  *v*   *v*   *v��-  fl?      fl?      fl?  ALL KINDS OF FACTORY WORK MADE TO ORDER  Lumber delivered to any place in.the City or to Mining Camps THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES.  THE B. C. M. & Cl ASSOCIATION.  The  Association  met  for   the   first  time in their new room in The  Times  building on  Tuesday.    The  secretary  read the following  letter  received  by  him from Mr. G. Ford,  superintendent  on the Western   and  Pacific  divisions  "of the Dominion Express Co. :  Sir,���I have j'ours of 6th inst.. asking- this  company to establish an ag-ency^ in Greenwood,  and in reply would say that with the present  transportation facilities we cannot do anything-  in the matter ; the risk is too great to undertake the handling of money and valuable packages b3r stage. Am sorry we cannot do anything at present, as I would like ver}' much to  be represented in your section.���Yours trulv,  G. FORD, Supt.  Mr. Julius Ehrlich, of the Bureka  Telephone Co., wrote to the Association  stating that if a charter were obtained  by the 15th of February, granting the  company the necessary powers, 0the  line from Cascade City to Greenwood  would be completed within thirty days  from that date. The secretary was instructed to write in reply to Mr. Tdjhr-  lich'sletter that the preliminary steps  for securing the charter referred to by  him had been taken; and asking that  the company make a more definite  statement regarding the terms upon  which they propose to undertake the  constraction of the telephone line.  A committee was appointed to prepare material for a pamphlet descriptive of trie mineral resources of the  district, and showing the situation of  Greenwood in relation to the respective  camps. Before the meeting adjourned  it was decided to keep the free reading  room open from 2:30 p.m. to 10:30  p.m.  ANOTHER   IMPORTANT   DEAL.  It   is   becoming   very  evident   that  Boundary Creek is on  the  eve  of  the  long--predicted " boom,"  for  more   important transfers of property have been  recorded  within   the   last   few  weeks  than during as many  months  heretofore. On Wednesday Mr. W. H. Young  of Spokane,  representing   an  English  syndicate with large interests in South  Africa and the Transvaal, bonded the  Monarch and Dandy claims in  Greenwood camp and purchased outright the  Tamarack, paying for the latter $4,000.  The Monarch and Dandy were   bonded  for $15,000 and $7,5C0 respectively. The  Tamarack,   formerly   owned    by    T.  Humphrey, is a south  extension of the  Monarch.    The lead, whioh is  heavily  iron-capped, has been  opened  in  several   places,   with   promising results.  The Monarch, owned by  Messrs. R. C.  Johnson, R. McCarren,   Keightly, Mc-  Mynn and  L,awder,   lies  south-east of  the Gold Drop and has been bonded on  no   less   than   three   occasions.    Two  years ago the first bond  on  the  claim  was taken by Messrs.   Farrell  &"Mid-  geon and a shaft was sunk 30 feet, but  owing to miscalculations   the vein was  not struck.    Later,   the Montreal & B.  C. P.' & P. Co. bonded the property, exploiting the lead with a diamond drill,  but were  compelled  to  throw  up  the  bond from, it is understood,   shortness  of funds, when the time limit expired.  There is a wonderful showing  of  copper ore on the Monarch where the vein  has been exposed,   and  Mr.   Young  is  sanguine that future development will  prove the property to be  the  equal  of  any of the valuable  claims  in  Greenwood camp. ,  The Dandy, recorded in the name of  J. W. Lind, adjoins  the  Tamarack on  the south, and like it has  an  iron-capped vein.    Development work  will   be  commenced immediately on   all  three  properties. '  Mr. McClintock, one of principal  shareholders in the Morrison Mining  Company, visited Greenwood on Friday and stated that he understood work  would be started on the company's  claim in Deadwood camp about the  middle of February.  a     o     e     13     (X  *�� Be guided by this " Golden Rule*" X Before exchanging your  Cash for Groceries or Clothing, remember we now have a com^  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 Export  Manitoba Creamery Butter and Canadian Cheese  We have also the finest assortment of  Smoking  and  Chewing  TOBACCOS  in  the City.     All our goods are first-class and sold at the lowest possible margin.  ��w<iim<j������i������i ������� t> <m  On our Clothing and Gents Furnishing Goods we are going to  surpass our previous efforts.  In order to increase our already large list of customers, we  have decided to make 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.  f^l.HU.   MJU''Hi     ��   i^, LI iwui WJ^UIHL IJk   t^IHW���Mg^l.WLW, ��FlJH|  JENCKES MACHINE CO.   :   :  CANADIAN RAND DRILL CO.  SHERBROOKE,   <��>UE.  fi?     fi?     fi?  fir  fir  f'?  &  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.  MENDENHALL,   Agent,   Spokane  and  Rossland.  I-  MMursujB<mjarjx~j  M;,a��i'i wiimiiiPi"!!! Hiniwaay amwiiijumirrwa  MI*JIU����m-AU.^l��l��lliuil   ����������  Notice of  Application  Bill-  for Private  MOTICE is hereby-given'that application  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 City ; thence northerly up the north  fork of Kettle river ; thence westerly throug-h  Pass creek, Eholt meadows, and to the City of  Greenwood, running- in a southerly direction  down Boundary creek to the town of Midway ;  thence westerly, following- the Kettle River  valley 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 : and  with power to construct, maintain, and operate  branch   lines   throug-h   Cascade   Citj',  Carson  City, the Town of Midway, Myers creek and  Okanag-an valley to the southern boundary  line of British Columbia; and all necessar3r  bridg-es, ferries and wharfs ; and to construct,  own and operate telegraph and telephone lines  in connection with the said railwajr and  branches ; to take and use water to generate  electricit3~, 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 iu the construction of  the said railway : and to make traffic and other  arrang-emeuts with other railway companies or  persous ; and for all other usual and uecessarj*  powers and privileg-es.  Dated this 2nd day of January, A7.D. 1897. ,  18-7  A.   S.   BLACK,  Solicitor for Applicants.  J    P. McLEOD,  Barrister and Solicitor.  Anaconda, B. C. THE   BOUNDARY   GREEK   TIMES.  ANACONDA COMMERCIAL CLUB.  As the result of a motion passed at a  recent meeting of the Anaconda Com-,  mercial Club deprecating "wild-catting," the secretary received during  the past week several letters of enquiry from small investors who had  purchased property in Boundary upon  the representation of agents. The  secretary was instructed,, after the  letters had been read at the regular  meeting on Wednesday, to reply giving  the information required as nearly as  possible from data to be obtained at the  Recorder's office at Midway, stating  the amount of work done on trie claims  specified in annual assessments, and  the genuineness of the locations.  The following resolution was carried  unanimously, and sent to The Times  for publication :  Resolved : That the practice of anonymous letter writing over a fictitious  signature or, under the heading of a  false location, by person s devoid of  sufficient courage to father their own  writings, be severely condemned by  this Club ; and resolved that after a  canvass of the residents of this town  this Club deny any connection with .or  knowledge of the letter published in  last week's issue of The Boundary  Creek Times over the signature of  ''Mark of Interrogation.''  Discussion then followed as to the  character of the dance to be given under the auspices of the Club on Friday  the 19th of February. Mr. Munro's  suggestion that a masquerade ball  would be an attraction, was favorably  received, and a committee of Messrs.  Hind, Munro, Keffer, Frost and Wilson was appointed to make all arrangements necessary. No expense will be  spared to make the affair a success.  The Commercial Club have drawn  up a petition, which will be circulated  for signatures, addressed to the Provincial Government, asking that char--  ters to construct railroads through the  district be granted to all applicants,  provided their ability to carry out the  projects within a reasonable time can  be demonstrated.. t .  Strike on the Mother Lode.  Considerable excitement was occasioned in the camp by the news of a  rich strike made on the Mother L<ode  last Saturday. At a distance of about  150 feet in the tunnel, the character of  the ore suddenly entirely changed  from sulphides, quartz and blende to  iron and copper pyrites, assaying very  much higher than any ore previously  taken from the property. The breast  of.the tunnel is now a solid 'mass of  "clean" ore.  In the case of the Comstock Mining  Company vs. the Iya Fleur Mining  Compaq' argued last week at Seattle  before Judge .H.anford of the United  States court, decision was .given in  favor of the I^a Fleur Company, the  Comstock Company being enjoined  from removing any ore from the property. The I^a Fleur-mine, the ownership of which was the cause of litigation, is one of most promising of the  developed properties on the reservation.  The Gold Hill Quartz Mining Co., of  Fairview last week let a contract for  60 feet of tunnelling on the claim, and  also for the erection of a bunk-house  and blacksmith's shop. The last assay  from the shaft was $123.16.  Boundary Creek I. & C. Association.  MEETS, reg-ularly 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.  &����  ^^*tf&;U&^;tt&^^A��&;^fcl&;fcl��  *&*     , *&*       hb*       *4f�� i- "wgbT"     '^pT     "^JfcT     ~^Jb7  W.    J.    ARMSTRONG.  mgmgig&t  e  *    5k  dealers in  Hardware, Paints and Oils, Sash and Doors.  a-Y4     *V4      4f4  fi?      fi?      ft?  mb>  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 Bouse Furnishings  MINERS' SUPPLIES A SPECIALTY,  You will find the A. & B. brand of g-oods the best.  The Hardware, tin and Stove Men,  ANAOONDA.  I J. fllSli I CO.  .-- .k=s ^'Ji w.c-^putfjm .aa^ jcb  ER.'HOTEL  Greenwood City, Boundary Creek, B,C,  ���sV4  ft?  fi?  f��?  We are prepared to welcome Guests and provide g-ood.accommodation.  < ��� i  Headquarters for Mining- Men.        Best of Wines, Liquors and Cigars.   IvIvbry Stable in connection.   i!fe iV4  fir fir  sf'i.  NELSON & CO,  ^  Proprietors.  <^--=3FKJSSlSn3&TC��KaS3a��K=Z3��IUBB3K3SESC3a3  ��  , Kettle River.  i O  First-class Accommodation.    Good Stabbing.    Stopping Place for Stages.  McAULEY & McCUAIG, Proprietors,  ������rr   ���.���r..  ���X--TTT������.!*-���    TV.��L^--7I3rL..��J.Uta  2��J"5"-SUlLy..^   W-^-TTr-'-'tttrT'-s���xr ^^^ JFia,Tnf-a'-:Hffi-rTF'"fyjf r^r"  ito tmHrJH-OAkJkiMt ^JSAfr~-Me*H!fc&*^Wbi��.dikad '=  GREENWOOD CITY, B,C,  G.   E.   SEYMOUR   <&   S.   R.   WEBB,   Props.  Specially adapted for Commercial Men.    ���i-^���   Stages to all parts pass the door.  EIRST-CLASS  IN EVERY RESPECT.  ��� ilfft    jj/i     jfc  fi?    fi?    fi?  Rates from $1.50 to $2,50 per day.  ^d   GREENWOOD  STAGE     .-LINE'.'  Leaves Marcus  Mondays and Thursdays at 1 p.m.  Arrives  Greenwood    Tuesdays  and  Fridays at 5 p.m.  Leaves  Greenwood....... '.Wednesday and  Saturday at 7 a.m.  Arrives Marcus .. ...Thursday and  Sunday at 9 a.m.  Special   Attention   Given   to   Mail,   Freight   and   Express.  E.   D.   MORRISON,  PROPRIETOR.  ���*1  ,(-���������'  MiMMM^  smmutaxMstftMif*  mwiwniWLWUw niutr THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES,  GREENWOOD AND VICINITY.  , A good dentist could could coin money  , and relieve sufr*ering. humanity  at  the  same time by paying periodical  visits  to the several settlements on the creek.  If some of  Greenwood's  unemployed  would take advantage of the present  cold snap and put up a few tons of ice  for the dog days, they would at least  ensure a grub-stake next summer.  The sheriff's sale advertised for last  Saturday,���in the cases of Thos. J.  Hardy vs. J. A. Coryell, and C. W. H.  Sansom vs. J. A. Coryell���was not held,  a private settlement being effected.  Mr. A. B. Anderson, recently a resident of Greenwood, has opened a real  estate and mining brokerage office at  Rossland. He has been appointed  agent at Rossland for the Greenwood  Townsite Company.  Ira Messinger, the prospector supposed to have been lost , in the West  Fork country last fall, returned to his  home recently, only however to learn1  : that his eldest son, aged 14,. and his  wife had died a few weeks previous.  Owners of lots in Greenwood are beginning to place a high valuation on  their property. An offer of $1,000 for  a vacant lot, next to the Pioneer Hotel  on Government street, was recently  refusedl L/ast week a lot on Silver  street upon which, however, a small  shack had been built at a cost of perhaps from $50,to $75 was sold for $450.  The Midway brass band serenaded  Mr. C. Hi. Thom'et and his bride on  Saturday last in honor of their arrival.  The band rendered the "Old Hundred,"  Chopin's sonata in b-flat, Chevalier's  "Yuss," and other choice selections  from the classics very acceptably.  They were afterwards hospitably en-,  tertained by Mr. and Mrs. Thomet.  A man could hardly select a location  in B.C. where poultry farming would  not prove a profitable undertaking, but  if high prices and strong demand have  any weight in deciding a choice then;  Boundary creek has the preference.  Eggs���good, bad or indifferent���have  been unobtainable for many weeks and  $1.25 has been offered, to our knowledge, for a dozen fresh ranch eggs.  That "Greenwood" is still an appropriate name for the town was evidenced by the fact that a deer was shot  on Government street last Sunday. It  has been remarked by a gentleman,  whose wit, it must be admitted, is not  of a very high order, that while there  may be lots of deer knocking about the  streets now, six months hence if lots  on any street are not themselves dear  he will be very much astonished.  The delegation recently sent to the  Coast by the Boundary Creek M. & C.  Association are doing good work for  this district. Messrs. Smailes and  McI)onnell have been interviewed by  the Vancouver News-Advertiser to the  extent of a three-column article on the  mining development now in progress;  and the prospects ahead, in the several  camps tributary to Greenwood. The  specimens of ore they have on exhibition are attracting much attention.  A large room in The Times building  has this week been  comfortably  fitted  up as an office for the M. & C.   Association and also for use as a public reading room, where a quiet hour  may  be  spent amongst  the  latest papers  and  periodicals.    All are invited  to  make  free use of the room.    Spare  copies of  magazines, books, and other literature  are solicited and may  be  sent  to  the  secretary or left in the room.    The use  of the room has been  given  rent  free  by The Times  proprietors,  the  only  condition being that they  be  insured  against loss by  fire.    The officers of  the association deserve great credit for  the trouble they have taken in furnishing the room and opening to the public  I  so beneficial an institution.  On the assurance of Mr. R. Wood  that the dam on Twin Creek will be  completed by or before June next, it  has been decided to take no further  steps in the matter of securing fire  protectibn for the town beyond the  erection of a small building at the corner of Government and Greenwood  streets for the housing of a force-pump,  buckets, etc. Upon the completion of  the dam 6-inch pipes or mains will be  used to carry water to the principal  streets, smaller pipes being connected  therewith and supplied to houses for  domestic purposes. Hydrants will also  be placed at suitable  distances  apart.  NOTICE.  THE Trail Creek, and Columbia Railway  Company will apply to the Parliament of  Canada at its next session, for an Act authorising- 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 in the said Act, or  from any point on the-Columbia river between  the International boundary and its junction  with the Kootenay river ; thence westerly to a  point on Kettle river north of the International  boundary ; and also authorising- the Company  to issue bonds not exceeding- thirty thousand '  dollars per mile of its railway ; and extending-  the time within which the Company's works  may^ be commenced and completed ; and applying- the various clauses of the Company's Act  of Incorporation iu so far as they are applicable to the railway above described ; and for  other purposes.  HARRY  ABBOTT.  JOHN  MltNE  BROWNING.  WII/UAM  FERRIMAN  SAI.SBURY.  Provisional Directors.  Vancouver, B.C.,  ������    January 16th, 1897. 20-10  Miners and % % *  ���Ml WW      111111".  ��� 'Il'l1', |H    i|   |ii     linn    i BHi||  ,     \ ' -    -  Mine Owners* i  r^Tne^T^'^^sir:W:'ni1lt-mSh'1V  To obtain the best results,  000000  U-SC  000000  And Patent Fuse Lighters,  *�������     &<���     ilfc  fi?     fi?     fi?  For Sai���e by  0  W.   JAKES,   M.D.,   CM.,  BY  APPOINTMENT  Resident Physician to Kettle River District.  Office       :       :       Greenwood. B.C.  e  ��  T  4�� Greenwood, B.C.  Office, Store, and Saloon Fixtures  a specialty.  Plans and Specifications made aud  Estimates  given.  Established 1862.  EILER BROS,  ^��KKSKKVVyvv����  Manufacturers of Furni^  ture, Upholstery, etc, X  Importers of Crockery, Glassware, Carpets,  Wall Paper, I<inoleums, etc. Residences aud  Hotels furnished 'throughout. All orders, no  matter how larg-e, promptly filled, as we have  the  LUKES! STOCK II THE PROVINCE.  &V&   *v��-   *'&  fl?      fl?      ft?  W^rite us for Catalog-ue and Price last.  iV*   *v��-   *v��-  fl?     fl?     fl?  ���     VICTORIA,   B.C.  Camp McKinney Hotel,  HUGH CAMERON, Proprietor.  Best Brands of Wines, Tnqnors and Cig-ars.   .  Good   Stabling.  Fruit * Vegetables  Copper Street, Greenwood City.  Some mag-nificent Apples, and a larg-e 'supply  of Potatoes, Cabbag-e, Parsnips, Carrots,  Turnips, etc., etc., on hand.  .   H.   HUFF,  Greenwood City, B.C.  And Horseshoeing  Satisfactory Work Guaranteed.  (Jtofatg (pugftc, Qttittins <ggeitf  Mining Negotiations Transacted.  Office s���Camp McKinney.  N.B.���Some   valuable   Mining-   Properties   in  Camp McKinney and vicinity for disposal.  ft  ttuu  h7  ��* ���ft  i/i  mimmimmmmimmmmimmmmmmmimmmmmm^  ���-B*>  ���*<e  ���-��si>-  ���^s>  ~*%��*S9  ����  "vj>  ~~-^S  -sa.  �����0  ���^^!>  mtuMuwnjuuuuie'SBra*:  *J2  Is the  central   town   and   supply   point  Boundary ^reeky mining;  camps,    : From  new  town   roads   lead  to   the  ���the  this  I AM  ��o**��~  <i>**-~  SKYLARK,  'WHITE  AND  SM  ):  rt*-  Lots  are  selling  freely  and are a  good  investment  imnfiUBBiiw'"i" 'i*'w^B^*r��iwf��iyri"-MTtr*fMrTHnf^tJfVfiiiiii_iiiritiiii iili mnini n  For price of Lots and other information, address  e>"���  Greenwood City, Boundary Crecfr, B.C.  (Stt^w^  Oa***^ '  (ggE^r-*.  Or apply to the Agents s  C. F. C0STERTON, Vernon,  B.C.  A.   K.  STUART.  Vancouver,  ��.�������*"  Ott^��- ���  e��"���  ?ff?fm???m??f!?ff??!?f??f??f???!?ff?fm??fff?f?ff?ffmff??ff????fm???fiK  t  SV Headquarters  for  all  kinds  of  #  ^  ^    W Stock   of  General Merchandise in the district and on a cash proposition  can quote you the lowest possible prices,  We  have  an  extensive  stock  of  ��  And anything  a  Prospector  or  Miner  requires  We have  a  complete  line  of  [n all sizes* at right prices,  '^  Greenwood and Boundary Falls.  I      '  P  Ji  m  > IT  f   4  ( i  i i�� -  r

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