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Array SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 189 7.  knac  ou&a  lotel  /  o  #  /        /  9  '��  K  SBHBJBWIBMBfi^^ Others try  most  com  e  stock  of  do  tell  the  Story  of the  Also Wholesale Dealers in WINES, LIQUORS and  w  ujf*  '\A/"  We are the Leaders of Low Prices j others ���must follow,  &  r��.. �� " aj>tmt ��� m ���������Tt.T-'-.iiTwn-.wK ^���mt-s'JKreTi-'" ��_"��iTiri"��Mjr-��ci 3WWTp..<>K"t^n*.'j<iH'jiLa..A.1 ,v��r/r��iirf?.iP^^7��*w��Tr'��s��KrT��^����iMCT,a��irw^��i��i��^iT-v^^^ au��BBPmriTiTT"i���'���t"~��t*'**wi -i-.i��.^^  The P/  Livery and Feed  !>  T  Greenwood City, B.C.:  ���i ��� ��� i ' V    V  ;.vi      A\fc      ty  Saddle Horses Sl.50f:er day;     .���'      :'  ���  v  ���--.'.��� Teaming.at the Shortest Notice.  onrcnuis.iwi'.uujauffeu.-nartnT'KEsrr: awnuunixroywi  E'.& ' GURRY, ; Prcyprietors.. ;  j TBJi^jjrjLy^i awpryvafaw.  J. Kerr.  :.:\ \R^;D.:KerR.  "BUTCHERS  GREENWOOD. GRANDTORKS. &MIDWAY.  - Meat delivered at Rock Creek and all Mining Camps.  t��3Maumm��ummmnm��iwunraraa  OUNDARY FALLS HOT  6��"���  JDJL/f  >j��   xJ.  BOUNDARY   FAI^S,    B.C.  WHITE      - PROPRIETOR.  Centrally Located.   Stopping place for Stage lyines.   No trouble,or expense spared  to make Guests comfortable.  Strictly First-class and Charges Moderate.  Best Brands of Liquors and Cigars. Good Stabling.  fHf???H?!?f???f!n?ff??!??!!?H??!????H???f!??Hf?????ff??!?K  Robert Buckley,  ��� Oil  '&  0  ������-"��� '���-"' ' '������''..;���'������;��� -" ��� Q^s*=��^��� : :���  Harness, Saddles, Bo.ots and Shoes Repaired  '������'���-".J'-       with neatness and.dispatch.  ^GREENWOaDXiTY;  B.C.  GREENWOOD   CITY.  Views of Greenwood and the Mines  for Sale.  ���9  jewellers and News Dealers,  GREENWOOD CITY. B.C.  Watch Repairing* a Specialty.  BMCOUtUBHieHt  'lie Greenwood Book Store.  fie  Next door to McKague's Barber Shop.  The best brands of Cigars,  Cigarettes and Tobaccos ,,  SC  Fancy Goods & Stationery  \ m  '   ��  BB1..W. A Weekly Paper published in the interests ot the Boundary Creek. Mining District.  Vol, I,  GREENWOOD CITY, B.G, SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 1897.  No. 21.  saaa^m  THE   GREENWOOD   HOSPITAL.  'HEN Mr. Robt. Wood visited the mining camps of  Boundary Creek some 18- months ago, before he  had even thought of founding the town of Greenwood, now likely to become a thriving " city," he was very  forcibly impressed with the idea of the necessity then exist--  ing in the neighborhood for some building, which might be  used as a hospital in the event of sickness or accident,-, To  a man pf Mr, Wood's kindly disposition1 the picture of the  miserable condition of an unfortunate prospector, alone in  his log cabin, ill, suffering and uncared for, was painful to  a degree ; and when, later, he met Dr. Jakes' and learned,  that it was the doctor's most cherished wish to see a really-  comfortable hospital built in the district, his resolve to  erect such a building at the first opportunity was strengthened. In passing, however, one must not forget to accord  to Dr. Jakes himself the due meed of credit for being as a  matter of fact first to establish a. hospital on the creek,  many greatly, appreciating- his forethought in fitting up the  with the pervading air of cheerfulness and comfort, the  scrupulous cleanliness and the homelike surroundings, for  which in contradistinction to lnahy institutions of this  kind the Greenwood hospital is especially to be commended.  Some three years ago a movement was set on foot to  establish a hospital at. Vernon, the Government of the  Province offering to donate $2,500 towards the erection of a  building to cost $5,000, providing that the people of the  district subscribed the remaining sum. Notwithstanding  this generous promise of aid from the . provincial treasury,  it was obligatory to abandon the project owing to the lack  of public spiritedness���or perhaps, to be, more charitable,  from the hard-up-edness���of those who should have been  most enthusiastic. The Greenwood hospital was built as  the result of private enterprise, and it is even understood  that Dr. Jakes, who is^ now the sole proprietor, does not  contemplate asking for aid of any description from the  Government, as he well might with a reasonable certainty  of obtaining a liberal grant. He is,-however, entirely  satisfied, that henceforward the hospital will be self-sup'port-  ;r;  "V mi  1    . ?&W;U  TKE    HOSPITAL,   GREENWOOD,    B.C.  log building at Boundary Falls for this purpose, and attributing thereto'their more rapid return to convalescence. The  doctor is, moreover, thorpug-hlyrwrapped up in his profession and is. never so happy as [when making his, way over,  rough trails, .per^aps.,^hicbuig^l^73e!?p'V��.^w:-, in all kinds of  weather, to relieve the.sufferin'g-V';-'      ��� '"  Early last year the cohtra^tors.; cp.mnienced work on the  present building, the architectural ;design haying been pre- .  pared by Mr. Hart. The building, Xvhich occupies thirteen  lots on Summit street, was epmpleted towards the end of  September and patients were admitted during the following  month. The.services of, a very capable and competent  nurse were secured in the person of-Miss Hamill, who is  well qualified for the position.by"a.course of several years'  training in the Belfast hospital. Even with the sparse  population of Boundary Creek at present, the doctor has  been kept busy since taking charge, attending to " cases "  in the men's ward. In af former issue ,pf TPT^;i Times the  hospital was described at some length, and it is therefore  unnecessary to again go into details, but it may not be  out of place to add that no visitor can fail to be impressed  ing and he infinitely prefers that it should be so. Of her  hospital and of the manner in which it is conducted Greenwood has every reason to be proud.  '���Sfc.       'Avi       .Ms. .:.���"'  5Ji?     fie"     ?JF. ���      ''  THE  BIG   FOUR.  The owners of the Big Four, in Kimberly camp,���-A.  Hansom, Joe Kelly, Robt. Murray and James Steele���  are setting an example which might well be emulated by  other prospectors with advantage to themselves individually and to the camp as a whole. The Big Four belongs to a  group of five claims staked at about the same time last  summer, but instead of doing assessment work on each  separately, the locators obtained permission from the Mining Recorder to concentrate the work on the most promising  of the properties. It is hardly necessary to point out the  wisdom of this course. Two shifts are now working on the  Big Four, and a shaft has been sunk 35 feet, at which depth  a crosscut to determine the width of the vein was commenced.    The ore is copper pyrites in a quartz gangue. THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES*  SHAREHOLDERS'  MEETING.  The general annual meeting of the  shareholders of the Boundary Creek  Mining and Milling Company was  held in the company's Greenwood office on Thursday; 21st inst., the following shareholders being present:  Messrs. Rendell, Black, Paton, F. G.  Wood, Holbrook, Sansom, Nelson,  Guess, lyamb, and Iveamy (represented  by proxy).    After the  reading  of  the  notice calling  the  meeting  and  adop  tion of the minutes of trustees, it" was  moved and carried that the by-laws, as  enacted b3' the directors, be confirmed.  Mr. Black moved, seconded by Mr.  Nelson, that Messrs. Rendell, R. Wood,  Holbrook, Sansom and Fowler be the  board of directors for the ensuing  year.���Carried.  Moved by Mr. Guess, seconded by  Mr. F. G, Wood, and carried, that the  auditor's official report and balance  sheet be accepted.  The report of the manager, Mr. Holbrook, on the progress and development work accomplished was, on motion by Mr., Wood; seconded by Mr.  Paton,  adopted.    The report was  as  follows :  Greenwood City, B.C.,  20th January, 1S97.  Boundary Creek Mining /  & Milling Co. f  Gentlemen,���It is with great satisfaction  that I have to report on the development and  showing of the properties of the company upon  which work has been going on since Nov. 9th,  1896; being only a short space of two and a half  months. There has been work done iu development to the value of $1,200 as follows : On  the D.A., $100 in sinking and crosscutting, and  prospecting other veins which show good indications ; on the G.A.R., $250, sinking^ working  shaft 25 ft. and timbering ; on the Big Ledge,  $450 running tunnel 40 ft. on small ledge to intersect the 10 ft. ledge, and an open cut 25 ft. to  show up ledge and get into shape for tunnel  work ; on the-O.B., $250 of work sinking shafts  7 ft., 6 ft., and 5 ft. .respectively and running  some open cuts, prospecting the 25 ft. ledge and  centre ledge ; on the-S.H.B.,'$l��0 sinking shaft  and open cut, preparing for incline and deepen-  ingshaftf- .....   '-���,*'.  -There are now nine nien  working,  and  it is  my intention, with the permission of the board  of directors, to place at least ten more men at  work before the end of the present month,  as  the buildings are now in condition to accommodate them, and a cook has been engaged to take  charge of the company's boarding-house ; also  a blacksmith to keep the tools and drills in order.   I beg further to report that the showing  on the D.A. is very encouraging and improving  and I would advise the driving of a tunnel at  least 75  ft., following the  veiu ou the north  slope, thereby striking the ledge at- a. depth of"  about 100 ft.   The ore on the dump could be  shipped at a profit if the company deem advisable.    On the G.A.R. I  would advise that the  shaft now being sunk be continued, as the indications show this will be one of the most valuable of the company's properties, the lead gaining in width and value as the work progresses.  The ore on the dump could also be shipped and  net the company good  returns."   On  the Big.  Ledge I would advise thjj,t the tunnel now in 40  feet on the small lead beariyen to strike the 10  ft. lead, and I am satisfied that ^the same will  be accomplished inside of 25 ft�� On the O.B.  claim I would advise continuing'to sink the 20  ft. shaft 50 ft. further,v/as from" the. assays of  the ore the same runs from $4 to $170.    On the  S.H.B. I would advise sinking further on  the  lead of the vein to ascertain the dip, and then a  tunnel to strike the same at a depth of at>out 75  feet.   I would advise that work be done on the  J.A.C., Fred D., and S.F., as the indications,  are sufficient to warrant development.   I also  beg to report that I have located for the company in  their name two claims, namely,  the  P.H. and the C. S. & H.    The former joins  the  O.B. and the latter is an extension of the D.A.;  both are promising locations.  The surve3rqrs have commenced work and  will continue until the whole group have been  surveyed, and by the time the same us completed the compai^ will be in a position to obtain crown grants to the D.A., G.A.R., O.B. and  Big Ledge.   The other claims -will follow  in  of  succession  as   the   work  progresses.      All  which is respectfull3' submitted.  D. A. HOLBROOK,  Manager.  Several other shareholders then spoke  very favorably of the outlook during  the year just commencing and expressing satisfaction with the management  of the company's affairs. The usual  votes of thanks were next passed and  the meeting then adjourned.  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.  SANSOM   &   HOLBROOK,  FBNANGIAL   AND    MINING   BROKERS  Groups of Claims bought for Stock Companies and Syndicates  OFFICE     AT     GREENWOOD     CITY.  TENDERS WANTED.  TENDERS will be received by the undersigned until January 15th, 1897, for the  construction of an Irrigation Ditch and'Flume  from Boundary creek to Midway flat.  .Plans aud specifications can be seen at the  office of the Midway Company, Midway, B.C.,  and the office of C. F. Costerton, Vernon.  The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.  A.   K.   STUART,  - Agent Midway Company, Limited.  Midway, Dec. 5th, 1896.  JBST The time for receiving Tenders  is  further  extended to January 31st, 1897.  Notice of Application for Private  Bill-  NOTICE  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, maintairirhg,. 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 an<l^Westerly to Penticton; and in all  districts and places - between said places, and  for, all powers and authorities which may be  necessary and conducive! for the above objects.  Dated this 12th day of January, 1897.  "    ' ,    ' \ A.   S.   BLACK,  19-7   - Solicitor for the Applicants.  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 in so far as they  are applicable to the railway above described ; and for  other purposes. c  HARRY  ABBOTT.  JOHN  MILNE BROWNING.  WILLIAM  FERRIMAN  SALSBURY.  Provisional Directors.  Vancouver, B.C.,  January 16th, 1897. 20-10  W. J. Snodgrass & Sons, Prop's.  Leaves Penticton at 7 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays for Camp McKinney,  Rock Creek, Midwa3r, Anaconda, Greenwood,  Carson and Grand-Foncs.  Returning leaves Grand Forks at 6 a.m. on  Tuesday, Thursda3' and Saturday.  Carries the Mails, Passengers and Express.  J8��" Will sell through Tickets to Vancouver,  Victoria, Seattle or Portland.  Mice of Application for Private Bill.  Townsite of Greenwood City.  NOTICE  IS Hereb3rc Given, that application will be  made to the Legislative Assembl3' of the  Province of British Columbia, at its next session, for an Act incorporating the inhabitants  of the -Townsite ,'of Greenwood City, in the Osoyoos 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 ma3r be applicable, or necessary^'or expedient.; aud 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 atj/rExecutive.of three  Commissioners or by a Mayor-and four Aldermen. <  Dated this 17th da3* of December, A.D. 1896.  I.   H.   HALLETT,  15 Solicitor for the Applicants.  Notice of Application for Private  - *     .'?    Bill.  KOTICE 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 through  Pass creek,-Eholt meadows, an.d to the City of  Greenwood, running, in a southerly- direction  down Boundary creek to the town of Midwa3' ;  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 through a pass to Penticton : and  with power to construct, maintain, and operate  branch   lines   through   Cascade   City, Carson  City, the Town of Midwayy Myers creek and  Okanagan   valley   to  the southern boundary  line of British Columbia ; and all necessar3r  bridges, ferries arid wharfs ; and to construct,  own and operate telegraph and telephone lines  in   connection   with   the    said    railwa3r    arid  branches ; to take and use water to generate  electricity, and to acquire foreshore rights and  lands for the right of wa3r 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  arrangements with other railway companies or  persons ; and for all other usual and necessary-  powers arid privileges.  Dated this 2nd da3r of January, A.D. 1897.  18-7  A.   S.   BLACK,  Solicitor for Applicants.  Boundary Creek M. & C. Association.  MEETS regular^ 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 dail3T from  2.30 to 10.30 p.m. C...W. H. Sansom, Sec. THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES.  %  GRAND   FORKS   NOTES.  [SPECIAL   correspondence.]  It is authoritatively stated that work  is to be started on the Volcanic mine  about March- 1st. - Sufficient capital  has been guarateed to "go ahead with  the work of development and possibly  the tunnel started by R. A. Brown, at  the foot of the mountain will be continued until the ore body is reached,  which will be at a. depth of abqtit 1,300  feet from the surface. It is also stated  that a lawsuit is pending whereby they  will be enjoined from working if they  attempt to start up without settling  some of the old debts against the mine.  Probably a new man will be sent here  to take charge of the property. Mr. J.  A. Manly will be here*to-morrow, from  an extensive trip through the States ;  then all matters will be partially understood for the time being.  Mr. Cuminings, one of the owners of  the Seattle mine, is expected here about  February 10th, and has arranged .mat-  tiers for starting work-on this property.  The strike on the R. Bell claim has  been the principal.mining faUc.of .this  section for a week /past.., .Tihejore ! is a  fine grained pyritic, running quite  high in gold. Supt. R. A. Eegg is now  in Salt Lake." City, ," and ^arrangements  are being perfected for sending hoisting machinery here, at once. They  were compelled to stop work on account  of water flooding the shaft after the  vein was opened. Mr. J. Kedugh and  sons are now doing assessment work  on other claims owned by them in  Summit district, at the head of Fisherman gulch.  The strike in the Bonanza mine,  owned by the English & French company, is constantly improving and the  shaft is going down as fast as Mr.  Toronto, the. contractor, can push .the  work. - .  There arenow fifteen,, prospects being  worked on the North Fork,- and should  the Volcanic and Seattle start up many  more claims will be worked by the 1st  of May.  The contractors on the Bonita mine  on "Observation mountain have reached  a depth of 30 feet and are just beginning to get into the ore bodj^. They  are to run a tunnel 100 feet into the  mountain, and from all indications  they will have ore all the way.  A. L. Rogers, who has been working  the Riverside property on. the bench  north of town, left yesterday for Ross- .  land, where he goes to confer with his  partners in the sale of the Alfa mine,  south of that city. They have been  offered $40,000 for the property, and  Mr. Rogers is the fortunate;-possesoor  of one-quarter interest in the-mine.--  Grand Forks, Jan. 28th.- "  Tfie Reservation M. & M. Co.  The Resexvation M. & M. Co. are  testing ore from Washington and Eone  Star properties, near White's- camp,  with a view to learning the process  whereby it can most successfully be  .treated. One test will be made at Salt  Lake with electricity. A force of seven  men is now employed on the company's  claims. The ore from a body 80 feet  wide on the Washington assayed recently, ran from $20 to $62.  Mr. W. Powers is building a large  , pier into Kettle river opposite his sawmill at Midway, to prevent the boom of  logs being carried away by the spring  freshet. The work is nearing completion.            '   Messrs. Armstrong & Birnie have  just received at Anaconda as .handsome a consignment of plated. ware,  glass, china and porcelain as can be  found in any part of the Interior.  The new building to be used as a  saloon in connection with the Eancas-  ter house at Midway is completed.  The Boundary Creek Times is regularly kept on file at the chief hotels  in Rossland, Spokane, Vancouver and  Victoria.  Notice to Taxpayers,  Assessment Act & Provincial Revenue Ta!  H  Rock Creek Division of Yale District.  NOTICE is hereby given, in accordance  with the Statutes "that Provincial Revenue Tax and all taxes levied under the u Assessment Act," are now due for the year 1897."  All of the above named taxes collectible within  the Rock Creek division' of Yale district are  payable at my office at (Jsbyoos, 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-fi��ths%of oneiper- cent, on real property.  ������' Two and one-half per cent,  on  the assessed  - value/of wild land.  One-half of .one. ;per-cent, .on .personal property. '.-,.,.  " "'On so'much of the'Income of: any person as  exceeds 'one thousand "dollars, the. following-  rates, viz.: Upon such excess when the same is  not more than ten thousand dollars, One per  cent ; 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 -  property.  On so much of the income of any person as  exceeds one thousand dollars, the following-  rates, viz.: Upou such excess when the same is  not more than ten thousand dollars, One and  ;one quarter of-one percent. ; jivhen such excess  is over ten thousand dollars and not more than  twenty thousand dollars, One .and ;'olie-half of  pne per cent-; ..when such excess is over twenty  thousand 'dollars, Oiie" and. "three-quarters ~x  '"one per cent. '   "-'*;-   ..-. ���������������-.   ,  ���; ti - y   -.  C.   A.' R.   UMBI.Y.  of  Osovoos, B.C.,  January 2, 1897.  Assessor and Collector.  21-8  Miners and tit  Mine Owners $  To obtain the best results,  ,,,,,, use.,,,,,,  ... .v  And Patent Fuse -Lighters.  ��.V��       ��lr,       i'/4  fie~     fie    ' f'e~ ���  For SaTvE by  ^V-<*  .* Greenwood, B.C.  Office, Store, and Saloon Fixtures a specialt}'.  Plans and Specifications  made and  Estimates  ,-given.  '' Established 1862.'  WEILER BROS.;  Manufacturers of Furni"  ture, Upholstery, etc, J3C  Importers of Crockerj;, Glassware, Carpets,  Wall Paper, Iauoleums, etc. Residences and  Hotels furnished throughout. All orders,-no  matter how, large, promptly cfilled, as we have  the.   ���,  LKR6E8T STOCK IN THE PROVINCE.  ' T C  (  ��?*    ��!'-    ��&-  lie       fiS ���   fiS  W.rite us for Catalog-uc and Price last.  iV&    *��*���    *�����&  tie      fie      fie  VICTORIA,   B.C.  Camp McKinney Hotel,  HUGHXAMERON, Proprietor.  Best Brands of Wines, Liqnors and Cigars.  Good   Stabling.  iju.ui   ..I'inmm.  ��� Fruit:*:Vegetabtes  Copper   Street,   Greenwood   City.  Some magnificent Apples, and a large , supply  of Potatoes, Cabbage, Parsnips, Carrots,  Turnips, etc., etc., on hand.  Greenwood City, B.C.  General v ��� y  Blacksmithing  And Horseshoeing  Satisfactory Work. Guaranteed.  HENRY NICHOLSON,  Qtofarg (pugftc, (Seining (gtgettf  Mining Negotiations Transacted.  Office :���Camp McKinney.  N.B.���Some   valuable   Mining    Properties   in  Camp McKinney and vicinity for disposal. THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES,  HAROLD M.  LAMB EDITOR  W.    J.    HARBER   MANAGER  Subscription, $2.00 per Year, in Advance.  SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 1897.  DUTY ON  MINING   MACHINERY.  The late Government, under the leadership of Sir Chas.   Tupper, passed an  enactment admitting mining   machinery into Canada, when of   a  kind   not  manufactured in the Dominion, free of  duty,   until  July   of  this  year.      The  enactment,   so   far.  as   it    influenced  either the development of  the  mining  industry or the manufacturing  interests of the country one way or another,  might as well never have gone beyond  committee, for the simple reason  that  no matter what class  of  machinery is  ���passed through the customs the officials  invariably   enforce "the   payment   of  tariff charges upon the grounds that^ if  such machinery   is  not  manufactured  in Canada, it ean-be ; and this decision  naturally is sustained by the  acknowledgement of  the  manufacturers  that  though not perhaps absolutely turning  out  from  the  factory  the  machinery  specified, still upon receipt of an order  they -could do so.   With this side of the  question we do not now propose to deal,  but everyone interested in the development of mining  in   Canada,   and particularly in British Columbia, is eager  to learn what steps,will betaken under  a Eiberal administration.  What would  the removal of the duty on mining machinery mean ?    Would it be the death  blow to the manufacture  of  such   machinery  in  Canada ?     Assuredly not.  But it would certainly have  the  effect  of raising the standard of home manufactured machinery at  least  equal   to  the product of the U.S. factories. , Ad-,  mittedly, not only in the case11 of  mining machinery, but also in many other  classes,   the   American  manufactures  are distinctly superior to those of! their  Canadian  competitors.,. Not  that -the  American designers are   more  highly  educated, or the artisans  better  workmen.: but the result is  directly attributable to the National Policy  of  Canada in the past,���causa  latet,   vis   est  notissima, perhaps..   Protection, whatever its advocates may advance  in   its  favor",   is   an   economically  pernicious  and unsound  principle,   if  only   upon  the grounds that it allows -an  inferior  article to be  placed  upon  the  market  under   conditions   where   it    can    be  brought   into   successful   competition  with higher class products. ' "'  A probable effect of the admittance  of mining machinery free of duty into  Canada would be the " establishment of  factories at Vancouver or Victoria, in  preference to eastern cities on account  of the proximity of the former to the  greatest mining districts in the Dominion. Upon the.'completion' of a direct  railroad between the coast cities and  the Colombia river, mining machinery  could be supplied from Vancouver, not  inferior to the finest products of the  Chicag-6 or San Francisco factories, to  the great mining camps which, it is no  longer doubted, will be established en  route from Hope on the Fraser to Trail  on the Columbia, at the cost, less duty,  of machinery how imported from the  United States, when the difference in  freight rates and distance is calculated.  The point, however, to,be considered  by the Government is : Will the remission of the duty on all classes of mining  machinery be of material benefit in  assisting the development of the growing industry of mining in.Canada; and  how will the manufacturing interests  be affected.?, With regard to the first,  it must be admitted that in camps such  as Rossland or Boundary Creek where  the ore deposits are, as a general rule,  of immense  size  though of low grade,  only worked to advantage by wealthy  corporations,   the   question   of  a few-  hundred  or  even   thousand   dollars in  the difference  of  price  on , machinery  would not interfere with or check  development to any serious degree.    But  in.certain sections of Ontario, ih Nova  Scotia, in the Slocan, where small veins  of high-grade ores have been discovered under conditions that admit  of  the  prospector himself mining his  find,, it  is clearly   to   the   interests   of   these  neighborhoods that machinery   should  be procurable at  the  lowest  price.    It  has been asserted by the protectionists  as argument in favor  of  maintaining  the present tariff  on  mining  machinery, that American manufacturers  are  contemplating erecting works in  Canada, and that at  least  one  prominent  American company has made'arrangements with a Canadian firm  to  manufacture its specialties  on   this  side  of  the boundary.    Granting  that  it  can  be   logically   proved, that   the    tariff  charges are.responsible for this  move-  merit, it would naturally follow that if  the mining  industry  of  Canada  ever  assumes an importance commensurate  with   its'potentialities,   factories  producing, machinery, both for. the. equipment of mines and  treatment  of  ores  will be established within a reasonable  distance from the mining centres.  .  Moreover,   it" must  be  remembered  that the mining industry is already directly   taxed   proportionately    higher  than any other industry.    The duty on  mining machinery is   an   indirect  tax  on the mining industry and it is to  be  hoped it will be removed.  A correspondent writing from Okanagan Falls���the letter is too personal  for publication���calls attention to the  fact that the land on both sides of the  Okanagan river, adjacent to the, falls,  is ah Indian reserve ; cpnsequently the  permission of the Dominion government must be obtained before any  works can be erected at that point, a  Provincial charter carrying no authority to even cross an Indian reserve.  The photographic illustration on the  front page of last issue was takenfrom  the hill-side behind Buckley's harness  shop, looking north-west, and shows  the proximity of the mines to Greenwood City. On two of the claims indicated by flags the ore on the dump  could even now be shipped at a profit.  ^"ORBES   M.   KERBY,  Assoc. Mem. Can. Soc. Civil Engineers,  (protnnctdf jk&rib Jiumgor  ANDCIVII,  ENGINEER,  " (Jtofarg (puSflC ��� MIDWAY,    B. C.  a     H.   HALLETT,  fattisttt, ^oftctfor,  ".'-":'-',-"���;- Vw; -���;-  NOTARY    PUBLIC.>vi   "  '  ���'';   GREENWOOD,   B.O.  T    RMcLEOD,  Barrister and Solicitor. .  Anaconda, B. C.  ��3    W.   JAKES,   M.D.,   CM.,    <  FT*  eY  APPOINTMENT  Resident Physician to Kettle  River District.  Office'."-.':'-":       Greenwood. B.C.  G.  A.  GUESS, M.A.  H.   A.  GUESS,  M.A.  Assayers;& Chemists,  Thoroughly familiar with Boundary Creek  and Okanagan mining districts. Properties  examined, assa3rs and anal3rses of ores, fuels,  furnace products, etc.  Greenwood, B.C. Midway, B.C.  *  I  A  m  I  A  ��>9<9>9*��>0<a>9'4��>9<9HB<9>9-49* 9-t��>*<9>��<0*&<Q>9-O&<a  SMITH & McLEOD,  Proprietors of the  VERNON   SAW,  PLANING   AND  MOULDING MILLS  Sash aud Door Factory at Vernon.  Saw Mill at Okanagan L/ake.  ���j&_  fie .,  -���  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' reasonably, expeditiously  and of as good material as can be-' had  at the Coast or Spokane.  Orders from Boundary Creek and the  Southern Interior solicited.  ft?  4  I  *  I  A  U  I  A  9  r  9  A  it  I  4  T  !  4  I  ���  4  I  *  s  4  I  *  S  4  I Smith &McLeod, Vernon, i  '���43HK9***tf 9 49* 9 ���������������� 9-*����+<9t>9-**>0<>^49*.9*tm  Mining and Estate  Brokerage.  BOUNDARY   CREEK  nil t inn  Greenwood, city, b.c.  Assaying and Analysis of Ores.  Mines Examined and Reported on.  A thorough acquaintance with the Boundary  Creek and Kettle River.'Tniiiing districts.   :        - :<C  ��� -   -,.  :   -,-   ���-  W.   W.   GIBBS;  ASSA'YER^.  ANACONDA  B.C.  British Columbia Investigations  a Special^'  J, G HAAS* EM,,  Mining Engineer^  Greenwood City, B.C. Spokane,.Wash  Mining Properties Examined and Reported on.  Mining Negotiations Transacted.  Correspondence Solicited.     .-,       ���,-.  EN DERBY   and   VERNON.  Trade Markv  Red Star.  Makers of Flour pronounced by experts to be  the best made on the Pacific Coast.  HUNGARIAN  XXX STAR  STRONG BAKERS  GRAHAM  Bran Shorts Ghop Etc Mr. C. Cottani, of Portland, Oregon,  visited Greenwood ���> this week, investing in mining property.  The new building on Government  street to be used as the Townsite Company's office was completed this  week.  Mr. Ostroski, of the Greenwood Mercantile Company, left last week for  San Francisco, expecting to return in  about three months time.  Mr. Smailes returned on Friday's  stage from the coast. Other arrivals  yesterday were Mr. and Mrs. Eales, of  Vernon, who are staying at the Windsor hotel.  Mr. R. Deans, provincial constable,  is suffering from blood-poisoning in the  hand, and came up from Midway on  Wednesday for treatment at the Green -  .wood hospital.. ;.������.*        -     .,   .  Mr. C. A. R. Eambly sends a very  interesting notice ��� for publication in  The Times this week,���especially interesting to those whose incomes range  between $1,000 and $21,000.;  A great deal of inconvenience has  been occasioned at the hospital by the  freezing of the water-pipes during the  recent cold weather. The pipes which  are connected with a ram placed in  Twin Creek were not in the first place  laid sufficiently deep in the ground.  We regret to chronicle the death of  Mr. J. H. Eynch, formerly manager of  the Palace Hotel, Anaconda, which occurred at Trail last week, from appendicitis. Deceased left Boundary last  autumn to assume the position of chief  clerk at the Arlington hotel, Trail... As  a caterer or hotel manager he had few  equals.        ,,'"'-  On Sunday evening the thermometer  dropped nearly 50 degrees,- and on  Tuesday morning 34 degrees below  zero was registered. On Wednesday  the temperature was still lower, some  thermometers, presumably reliable,  registering 40 below zero as the minimum. This is the lowest temperature  recorded oh Boundary Creek for a number of years.   A " Capitalist" of Note.  The   arrival  of  a  gentleman   from  Portland last week with   a  loud  voice  and a self-important manner,   who  intimated that  he  wished  to  invest c in  mining property, caused  .some  excite- .  ment among resident prospectors  having claims for sale.    After staying  in  Greenwood for several'days  and  making     careful   investigations   and   enquiries both as to the character  of  the  prospectors with whom he proposed  to  deal and  of  the  ro:k  shown him, the  capitalist from Portland took an option  on  a  Eong  Eake  prospect,   priced at  $60, for one day, paying $1   cash  down  for this privilege.    He however  learnt  that  the  owner  of  the property  was  president of  the  vigilance  committee  and he preferred losing his  deposit  to  having    business    relations   with   so  notorious  a  character.    Nevertheless,  a deal was at   length satisfactorily arranged between the capitalist and  another  claim-owner  of   unimpeachable  reputation, whereby the former agreed  to give $100 for a promising mine, paying $17.50 down. It is nien of this class  who often do  real  harm   to  a   mining  camp.    Perfectly and sublimely  ignorant of mineralogy, they visit a  camp  and relying upon their own   judgment  purchase a prospect at an absurdly low  figure.    If, as in ninety-nine cases out  of a hundred, the prospect  proves   absolutely   worthless,   the   disappointed  "capitalist" can never allow  an occasion to pass without  ."running  down"  the locality   in   which   his  investment  was so unremunerative.  Is a Penny Gained!  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 �����>>��� 49*9 9 9*9* 9+9  On our Clothing and Gents1 Furnishing Goods we are going to  >'   surpass our previous efforts.  Iri 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.  The White Front Store,  OLSON & PHELAN.  JENCKES MACHINE COl   :   :  CANADIAN RAND DRILL CO.  ��� SHERBROOKLE,    QUE.  jMs.      i3&     j!f&  fie"     fie"     f'e"  *V4     *V4     4f4  fie      fie      fie  &  Boilers, Hoists, Pumps, Ore Cars and Buckets, Wire Rope,  Air Compressors, Steam and Air Drills, Saw Mills and  Supplies.    Prompt delivery from Rossland stock.  r '   ^ Send for Catalogues.'   F.R.  MENDENHALL,   Agent,   Spokane  and  Rossland.  % 4�� 4* 4* 4*4s 4" 4*4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4*4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4*ic  ROOKLYN  Greenwood Camp, Boundary Creek, B,C,  First-class Accommodation.     Best of Wines, Eiquors and Cigars.      *f*  LIVERY     STABLE     IN     CGNNECTION.  '.������''��� Saddle and Pack Horses provided.  25, 27 29, YATES STREET,  Wholesale Dry Goods.  Gervts' Turnishings /Manufacturers. ;  Best assorted Stock in the Province.  3s:  ��# THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES.  s^aw  Capt- Adams Interviewed.  Capt. R. C. Adams,   trustee  for  the  Midway Townsite  Co.   writes   to  The  Times, from New York, on the  eve of  hisfdeparture for England,   and  says :  " I have good reason to think that  my  visit will secure substantial advantag-es  both to Midway and the Boundary district   generally." .   Capt,   Adams,    as  president of the Mining Association of  the Province of Quebec,   was  recently  interviewed by a representative of  the  Montreal Mining News.    Speaking  of  Boundary Capt. Adams stated  that  in  the opinion of  many   experts  the  district contained a larger variety of valuable   minerals,' a  greater  extent   of  mineralized ground, and higher  grade  ores than the Trail   Creek  district,   of  which Rossland is the centre. Continuing, he said he had  personally  visited  Trail  and  Rossland  when  the  whole  region could have  been  bought  for  a  mere song but had preferred to acquire  property,  in   Boundary   and   the   Okanagan. At that, time he could cml^y find  one-man. in Montreal willing to  invest  money in British Columbia;  but  Montreal people'had wakened up since then  though he thought they were more  interested in share gambling than in  legitimate mining.  MINING NOTES.  Development work is being, prosecuted on the Eittle Chief, adjoining  the Denver, in Skylark camp.  The shaft on the Jewel, Eong Eake  camp, was down 30 feet in splendid ore  last Tuesday. More men will at once  be put to work to develop the property.  A strong lead 5 feet wide between  well defined walls was uncovered last  week'On-the-96, near Boundary ��� Falls,  while the men were doing assessment  work..  Mr. J. S. Harrison has opened an  office at Midway for the sale of " abstracts." His fee for supplying information from the records concerning  any one claim is $1.  The contractors have well started on,  the 50-foot tunnel which is being driven  on the No. 9, Central camp. Already  the ore has improved in value ; an assay made last week went from well  sampled rock $4.50 in gold and 32 ozs.  in silver.  Messrs. Inkster, Olson and Phelan,  who own the Kroner, an adjoining  1 claim to the Combination in. Providence camp, started development work  on the property this week. The ledge  has as yet been little prospected, but  on the surface outcrops with a rich  quartz.  Messrs. Tottenham and Parks, who  own placer ground on Boundary creek  near Mr. Sansom's ranch, are running  a tunnel up stream and piling the dirt  ready to wash it in the spring. The  tunnel has now been driven for 30 feeti  Good pay was taken from this claim  last autumn.  Douglas has two shifts  working  Mr  on the Cornucopia, in Central camp,  the shaft being- now down about 30  feet. Crosscut nearer the surface the  ledge was found to be six and a half  feet wide. A rather curious fact in  connection with this claim is "that the  slate of . the footwall-; itself; carries  relatively high gold value;   .���    '   -  a  For Occupation or Speculation.  BUILDING AND LOT . for sale on main  business street in Greenwood. Citj-. Size  of building, 24x55 ft. Arrangements may be  made to exchange other lots or terect- a smaller  building suitable for our business, in paj'tnent.  For particulars enquire at!  The Boundary Greek Times, -   .,"���������  .-���'. Greenwood Cit3r, B.C."  ARMSTRONG.    B.C.  aV4    *V4    aV4  fie      f*e~      ffe" -'  Patronize home industry and the only co-operative Flour Mill in the  Province by using our  O.jK.    BRANDS  OF FLOUR  HUNGARIAN  XXX  STRONG   BAKERS'  SUPERFINE  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.  0>-9-49>^'*��>9<m*-9'4  The Okanagan HourMills Co., Ltd.  Armstrong, B.C.  ���qua  mi  p��~ When you want any  RITING   MATERIAL  CALL AT   '^ "   "  TAYLOR'S PHARMACY,  ���<&&���  -������   Greenwood City, B.C.  WE CARRY  Writing Tablets, ruled and unruled.  Envelopes and .Playing Cards: Fiddle Strings.  -'"' ���   Foolscap."  Eegal' Cap.  :Pe'ns"- and' Pencils."^ '  Inks and Mucilage. ' Pipes and Pouches.  Memorandum, Time and Day Books.  Colored   Tissue  Paper,  for  Decorations.  -Importer of and Dealer in-  COPPER STREET, GREENWOOD.CITY, B.C.  Louis Blue.  A. Fisher.  "A. R. Tillman.1  rVIlLLS     AND:'Vfl:RbS.",AT  ���Greenwood Gity \ ^: ; Anaconclaf: B;C*  -Manufacturers of Riough and  Dressed  gies,  Sash  i\!4     a\T4     aV4  fit*     fie      fie"'  all -Kind's of factory work: made - to order  Lumber delivered tor any place  in-the  City or/ to Mining; .Camps THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES,  Work on the Clifton.  Mr.-C. H. Brown returned, on Tuesday from Spokane, and work was recommenced on the Clifton, in Copper  camp, this week. Until adequate buildings are provided, which it is hoped  will be the case in the early spring,  only two men will be employed to develop the property. T^ater, two or perhaps  three shifts will be put on, and work,  if the outlook is favorable, will be  prosecuted vigorously. Meanwhile,  the tunnel which has so far been driven  in on what is thought to be the ledge  for 40 feet is to be continued.  The No. 7.  Work on the cross-cut at the 130-foot  level on the No. 7 has been stopped,  and drifting along the ledge from the  bottom of the shaft continued. While  the cross-cut was being run two bodies  of quarts,���the former of which the  manager believes to be the "big ledge"  ���were struck, but from neither could  satisfactory assays be, obtained. This  week, a spur or branch lead was reached from the main workings and some  of the richestrore "yet. found.'on the'  claim was taken therefrom.  High-Grade Ore.  Mr. Bartholomew.* brought down, on  Tuesday some remarkable specimens  of hig-h-grade. ore which, he stated,  were obtained from the drift at the 35  foot level in the Combination shaft.  On many of these specimens "chunks"  of native silver could be seen of the  size of a pea, while in one instance the  rather rare phenomenon of free gold  in conjunction with native silver was  witnessed. An ore-house is to built on  the Combination Company's property  immediately, and a shipment will be  made to the smelter as soon as possible.  A crosscut is now being run from the  bottom of the 55-foot shaft, the ledge  matter having proved at this.depth to  be 5 feet wide, in addition to the pay-  streak wherefrom the high assay returns have been received, and as yet  the. slate footwall has not been reached.  The Times Change.  The gentleman who made the remark "Tempora mutantur et nos ma-  famur in illis," which is Chinook for  "If you want to know the time ask a  pleeceman," evidently experienced the  inconvenience under which a majority  of the people of Greenwood suffer.  Never by any chance can two timepieces be found in Greenwood to agree,  and the consequences are often lamentable. Happy homes have become  scenes of discord and strife; respectable  members of th<2 community have taken  to dritik^ and aYlelrst oh twp; occasions  an eminently pious lady Sunday school  teacher was heard to give vent to an  expression of originality and force  upon being obliged to wait half-an-  hour for her class to assemble. The  Times has much pleasure; in stating  that Messrs. Rendell & Co. have ordered a clock, guaranteed to keep standard time, to be put over the wicket of  -the post-office, in. the public interest.  The Delegates from Boundary.  As mentioned last week, Messrs.  Smailes and McDonnell have been  doing good work in Vancouver, interviewing the C.P.R. officials on the  freight question, interesting the newspapers in this district, and displaying  specimens of rich ore from the several  camps on every possible occasion. Mr.  Robt. Wood has now joined them in  their missionary work in Victoria, and  on Friday the delegation were received  by members of the government and  discussed the subject of a wagon road  between Greenwood and Grand Forks,  via Pass creek. A second meeting was  arranged for the following evening,  with what result we have not yet heard.  Referring- to this subject the Victoria  Times says: "It is to be hoped that the  wishes of the Boundary Creek people  in regard to the improvement of transportation facilities will be satisfied.  The resources of the district, now undeveloped, are known to be of great  richness, and -not only the residents  there but the . people of the province  g-enerally will profit by a proper opening up of the district. Railroad connection only can give full opportunity  to take advantage of the hidden wealth  of that country, but in the meantime  much might be done by granting such  improvements in the way of roads, etc.  as the residents ask."  ��j*��S*  ��  Of all kinds and lengths..  4 foot wood $2.25 per cord, delivered.  16 to 20 inch $3.00 per dbl. cord       ���  FRITZ   HAUSSENER.  /Kir" Orders may be left at the,Times office.  ������.. jg-t �����!�� '. '.HM-mnu' ���mjs.  'IWUIM. . W .  '^sjQ  E.  DE WDNEY.  *>        ,    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  iu the Legislative Assembly of Our Province of British Columbia, at our City of  Victoria���Greeting.  A     PROCLAMATION.  D. M. Eberts, "/ TX7HEREAS . We are  Attorney - General, f j��ji desirous' and resolved, as soon as may be, to meet Our people  of Our Province of British Columbia, and to  have their advice in our Legislature :  NOW KNOW YE, that for divers causes and  considerations, aud taking into consideration  the ease aud convenience of Our loving subjects, We have thought fit, by and with the advice of Our Executive Council of the Province  of British Columbia, to hereby convoke, and  by. these presents enjoin you, and each of 3'ou,  that on Monday, the Eighth day of the month  of February, one thousand eight hundred and  ninetjT-seven, you 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 aud conclude  upon those things which in Our Legislature of  the Province of British Columbia, by the Common Council of Our said Province may, by the  favour of God, be ordained.  5n ��esftmong *W��treof We have caused these  Our Letters to be made Patent, and the  Great Seal of the said Province to be  hereunto aiiixed : Witness, the Honourable Edgar Dewkn'ey, Lieutenant-  Governor of Our said Province of British Columbia, in Our Cit3r of Victoria,  iu Our said Province, this twenty-ninth  day of December, in the 3-ear of Our  Lord one thousand eight hundred and  ninety-six, and in the sixtieth year of  Our Reign.  B3* Command.  18-4.  JAMES BAUER,   '��  Provincial Secretary  SITTINGS 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  m?.  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 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 ,di-  vert 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 necessar3r 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  any portion thereof, from any of the said" points  for the generating of electricit3r to be used as a  motive power for propelling, driving, hauling,  lifting, pumping, crushing, smelting, drilling,  milling, and the operation of tramways and of  suppling of power for the operation of mines  and stationery machinery, aud electric lighting  of cities, towns, municipalities, and mines, and  the supply of heat, and for any 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.   , r  With power to the applicants to construct  and maintain buildings, erections, weirs, dams,  raceways, 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 snbwa3rs in connection with the said works and right of way,  for carrying the electric current underground  or overhead ; and to erect, lay, construct and  maintain all necessar3r 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 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  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 in the following  localities and  throughout the same,  viz. :   Okanagan, Fair-  view,  Keremeos,  Kruger Mountain,  Oso3'oos,  and Penticton, and to the cast of the said point  or points where the power station  or stations  ���may be situate to and inclusive of that locality  known as Camp McKinney, west as  far as the  mountain range which divides the Fraser river  from the Similkameen, north as far as Penticton and south  to the- International boundary  line, and in the towns of Nelson,   Trail, Ross- '  land, Boundary Creek,   Camp McXiuuey, and  to such other cities,  towns and  municipalities  as are now established or may be established  in the west division of  Kootenay  district and  Yale district; with power to \.hc applicants to  engage in mining operations,  and acquire, by  location or otherwise howsoever,  mining properties aud claims, a-id work the same, and utilise the electric power generated as aforesaid in  so doing'; with power to purchase, acquire aud  talce over by all requisite deeds  and assign-  men ts- from.-any trustee, for' the applicants any  property,   rights, water 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 afore-1  said or obtained by the applicants for whatever  purpose may  be consolidated  where possible,  and may be held, utilized aud empl63red 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 aud  tributaries thereof, at con veuieut points,  such further water power as ma3* be  necessa^-  for the  aforesaid purposes.  With power to  the applicants to construct,  maintain, and operate single  or double track  tramways,  with  all neces.sar3r  switches,   side  tracks and turnouts,  poles and  wires,  and all  other requisites, appliances and 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, and  throughout all the said territory ; with power to take,  transport   and carr3r   passengers  and  freight  thereon, and 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 may see fit; and power  to   construct   telegraph   and    telephone   lines  along the routes taken by  the trani-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  lands, and to open and  break  up the soil and  pavements of the roads, streets,  highways and  bridges, for the purpose of la\'ing  pipes,  rails  or tracks, erecting poles, or for any  other purpose, and for all such powers as may be necessary   to   fully   and   completely   carry on  the  works aforesaid, or any of, them ; with power  to the  applicants to  make  running 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 by  purchase or otherwise any privileges held by any person or persons, corpor-  ;  ation or corporations, of benefit or advantage  in the carrying on of the aforesaid  works, and  operate the business of such person or persons,  corporation or corporations, or utilize the said  privileges in the carrying on  of the aforesaid  works, and for all such power as may be necessary to fully and completely carry on  and operate 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,  ANACONDA COMMERCIAL CLUB.  Mr. J. A. Cunning-ham, a member of  the New Westminster Board of Trade,  and Mr. J. T. Fife, representing- the  firm of Oppenheimer Bros., wholesale  merchants, Vancouver, attended the  meeting- of the Commercial Club on  Wednesday nig-ht, as interested visitors. Mr. Cunning-ham, in response to  a request to address the meeting-, made  a very happy speech, c congratulating  the club upon the work that was being  done by them for the benefit of the  district. With regard to the scheme  for building a railroad direct from the  Coast to the Columbia, the speaker  thoug-ht there was little room to doubt  that construction of the road would be  commenced this year. The people of  the Coast cities were most anxious for  communication with the great mining-  centres of the Interior as soon as possible. He had visited the district on  former occasions and firmly believed  that with, transportation facilities  Boundary Creek would,, become the  greatest mining- camp on the continent ,  of North America.  The secretary read letters from correspondents in Eastern Canada, commending- the action of the club in tak- ,  ing" a stand against "wild-catting-" in  the district. Information regarding  certain claims was also asked for.  A discussion was provoked by some  members who- considered the charge of  $2.50 for the masquerade ball to be  given Feb. 19th, excessive. It was  pointed out that this surii gave admittance to a couple, not only for the  dance and supper, but also covered  cloak room charges.  MINING NOTES.  Charley Harrington started work on  the Sunset, in Deadwood camp, on  Wednesday. k  Mr. Holbrook has two men working  on the Boundary Falls, an adjoining  claim to the Ruby, in Central ca'nip.  The tunnel on the L/one Pine, in  E}ureka camp, Colville reservation, has  been driven for 80 feet and a fine body  of ore has been encountered.  "Bob" Donigan went up on Tuesday  to work on C O D, in Deadwood camp.  The C O D is surrounded on all sides  by claims bonded at high figures.  The shaft that is being sunk on the  Jewel is close to the. boundary of the  Denero Grande, and thus the value of  both claims will be ascertained by the  work now being prosecuted.  Messrs. Flood and Guest are doing  assessment work on the '97, above  Copper Creek and overlooking the  town. A lead three feet wide has been  uncovered, showing very fair ore.  Mr. W. A. Corbett returned on Thursday from Deerpark, Oregon, and has  resumed work on. the Ivake claim in  Skylark camp. He is now. sinking a  shaft on the iron-capped lead upon  which a cross-cut was made.. Besides  gold and silver the ore from .this spot'  carries nickel,���a metal rarely met  with in the Boundary Creek ores.    ���,:.  A Painful Accident.  An employee of the Cariboo M, & M..  Co., Camp McKinney, named "Billy"  Strong, met with a painful accident  last week. While wheeling an ore-rear,  which, was unusually full of rock, over  the "tramway to the.dump, his hand  which was resting on a piece of ore on  the top of the car was crushed and  three fingers badly torn against the  roof of the tunnel as he passed under  it. Strong underwent an operation at  the Greenwood hospital on Wednesday,  the first finger of the right hand being amputated at the first joint. An  attempt was made for over an hour to  administer anaesthetics without success.  . J. ARMSTRONG &  ^    ,,.-_-. ��� ,-.���_...,_-._.   ���   ��� ��� n   DEALERS   IN   Hardware, Paints and Oils, Sash and Doors.  ��'&     *V4     *5fe  fi<F      fie      fl?  Agents for Chatham Wagons and Sleighs-Best in America.  One  of the  best cJobbing  Shops  in  the  Interior.  \. - ���  >~9 ������� 9 <��-<l-<W>��^����WHHt>��<��^KI>-�� <90 9 4���*-9<Q>**��>9A��>&<9>0'49>~9<9>'9<9>*9~<9>-9~4*>&<9r9'4Ct>-9<0  Hardware        Granite ware ,    Tinware  Cook Stoves      Wooden ware    Silverware  Parlor and Box Stoves Glassware  Miners' Gamp Stoves     Window Glass.  Iron Pipe and Fittings       -Cutlery  Crockeryware and House Furnishings  MINERS* SUPPLIES A SPECIALTY,  >9+9>9*tC>-&49>&<9>-9 ������� ��� <*>-��~49>9-<9P*+a*^49*-9 <9> 9 <9*9<*k-9+���> 9 <9> 9 O^MaMH^XW^Wtt^t^M*  You will find the A. & B. brand of g-oods the best.  The Hardware, Tin and Stove Men,  o. HKMdlKUIIIi ft UU.f ANAoONDA.  w'jv       t^y,     <j��*      ^g*   - . *$v       <jqu       mgvi      w^>      w^w      <jjjj*      ��^v      x^/   .  w|w       wg*  PIONEER HOTEL  Greenwood City* Boundary Creek, B,G  iV*        iV4        *v*  fie"       r-   fie" ��� ft?  We are prepared to welcome Guests and provide good accommodation.  Headquarters for Mining Men.        Best.of Wines, liquors and Cigars.   IvIvery Stabile in connection.   *V* jj& vjs.  ���sjs? fie" --"  fie  ELSON & n  KJ^Jt  S  Proprietors.  sg-OT  Midway, Kettle River.  First-class Accommodation.   Good Stabling.    Stopping Place for Stages.  McAULEY & McCUAIG, Proprietors.  GREENWOOD CITY, B,C,  G.   E.   SEYMOUR   &   S.   R.   WEBB,   Rrops.  Specially adapted for Commercial.Men.    ���-:.tt~   Stages to all parts pass the door.  .-V    \' FIRST-CI.ASS  IN EVERY  RESPECT. -;       .  '���'���':���'   ���iW4-'; -��� jjlfi'-     &��i'        .._-���/, ���''���'������''���''.' . ' .  ���'-'"���    .::T'**'*"    ���.3RC.     "^        '���'���' .- ..-' ���      "' '.   ,  Kates from' $1,50 to $2,50 per day/  ..:v\;;^',..���/'..',;; ���     STAGE.     LTNE."   .  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. . um**t*ttru Jt*w*��*��w��i��:en  ���A!  ��� $:������'��� ���  mmmmmm^iim  .?'"-i-��������  "������ ���'. ���ynQ  ��� 't~����0  '���V '*>>*���&  ..-rV*<��8  -^*C9  ^VQ0 ���  v.. ��^a  ���*����  ��� -i^g  ���-a��  >>N<>fcO  . -^����  ��^^5l>  -^s*S9'-  ~^<a��  ���w��!6l  ���~��>D  ������*��?.  OnxsS  7a  Is the; dentral town and supply point of the  Botiiidary Greet ? mining camps; From this  new   town   roads  lead   to   the U  ��***���  nana 13  V��  r  SKYLARK,  WHITE  AND  ATWOOD,  Lots  are  selling  freely  and  are  a  good  investment f X  V*/"        ��������/  For price of Lots and other ijiformatibnraddress  ��  OR   -  /��  CEw^~  QV~~~  Greenwood City, Boundary Creelf, B.C.  Or  apply to  the Agents %  p J4-���� ^ e  ���D**--  ��{��?***���  ���.uiu,.....m.. mih^.... rcKujnuj/TMB  ffwnuauosataanms  TO?!?!!!!!?!!!?!!!?!?!'  ?f!?f!?f!!f!?f!!ff!fl!f?!flT?!?f!!f??f??f?!f!?f!? ���V*  '/**���  uarters  for  all  kinds  of  We carry the Largest and Most Complete Stock of  General Merchandise in the district, and on a cash proposition  can quote you the lowest possible prices*  JUST RECEIVELV^A Good Line of  Greenwood and Boundary Falls,

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