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The Boundary Creek Times 1897-03-13

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 SATURDAY,   MARCH  13,   1897.  N  Qt (Wlittin^ %outna?  '�� ^W�� SN'��  MB"'  And Wholesalers of WINES,  tRS and CIGARS  n  m��b��rj��M.>.��U.3uuTa)n��iiii*ii��rt>3ti''  ���raiManmyx  m--~, -j.^,,. ������� ,.��..,,.i..��CT....����^,m^.��Mii^1-nMt.^.-J��n,.r,1lTrvr|Tr,l1rl| irrr^-rrf^rirnirinnimi-iT.-iiTii rri.-mliiJnTBf,>rriiiiifiTr,-i   *��*����������--��"��� jH-iim-rja n in ini��wi������^-Jr^����f^���  geficy, J��dsoii/Dyna:ini^".'& :Powdef ;Ce,;^  SAN   FRANCISCO,   CAL.  m      :  #**$ ^-  ��� ��** �����. v .1 ot��� ,*��� ��� v. ���*���/�� ���������-���; jtowv ��.��-r��.'Krrv;t^ v�� *-" w*7 .niairtra. ��;<j*'j��'��i��aig��r>wvii��ii��nii ��� ���n ��� in wrMnran mm umMmm^sxaBmxcsm  THE-P'K  .'���Li'srery. and Feed  FAB'  e  *f  ey,  �����n  Greenwood City, B.C.  Jtj.      vi(f.     jjy.  Shortest Notice.  /nc!\SE   &; CURRY,   Proprietors.  Miriit����t:��.TW*��.rT^����^-'x��^~w^Kn��Tu'vwam��jc*5^'i^^  J.  KEKH.  R. D. Kerr.  ,K��JSfiQ)2>,  Jtt      W'A  ��  e  iin;-  ��� v��Fr  ���hill  UTGf-  GREENWOOD. GRAND rORKS.& MIDWAY.  Meat delivered at Rock Creek and all Mining* Camps.  ������Q^e^>"���  Harness, Saddles,  Boots and  Shoes  Repaired  with neatness and dispatch.  GREENWOOD   CITY,   B.C.  A. .,:o.;; WORGAN,;  0^oto^ra^tTt  GREENWOOD   CITY.  Views of G-recti wood and  the  Mines  for  Sale.  ���^9b  liMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiaiiiiiiiiaiiiiiiiiiiaiiUiaiiiif  THE BOUNDARY FALLS HOTEL  BOUNDARY    FAI��-IvS,.   B.C.  ���-<9  ^J.     WHITE  PROPfflBTOI?.  1LLER  BROS.,  ,ewci!ers and News Dealers,  GRECNWOOD CITY, Z.C.  IVatch Repairing* a Specialty.  ��X*a^.��*.V.'����  ffi����>��-  Ceutral.lv Located.    Stopping" place t\>r Sta<>-e I/ines.   No trouble or expense spared  to make Guests comforutble. **"  Strictly First-class and Charg-es Moderate.  Best Brands of Liquors and Cigars. Good 'Stabling.  ?m?nm?m?m????m?rm?mHmff??m?m??f??!H?m?f?mrs  The Greenwood Boot Store.  ���Next-door to McKagfite's Barber Shop.  �������,������  The best brands of Cigars,  Cigarettes and Tobacco  X  Fancy Goods &��� Stationery "������ft*--* -t**��j ~art* *s��i��/,����m <����� *�� .m-,.!  A Weekly Paper published in the interests ot,the. Boundary Creek Mining District.  1 WSfcg���flKlHlif  VoL II,  GREENWOOD CITY, B.C., SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 1897,  No. t  JUMPING"    EXTRAORDINARY.  Judg-e Forin, recently appointed to the county court bench  in Kootenay, recently gave a decision which is entitled, in  point of absurdity, to take rank with the famous -judgment  of the Chief Justice in the Paris Belle case.   , As a resultsof  Judge Forin's decision, i.e., that albeit a  mineral  claim is  crown granted, the owner has no title to the surface rights,  a number of squatters took-" possession of vacant lots on the  townsite of Sandoh.    Hearing thai this had been done, certain gentlemen (?) residing1 in'jGreenwood doubtless thought  that here was an excellent opportunity to become rich " beyond the dreams of avarice " with the  least  possible  exertion or risk to themselves.   Hence on Monday night a party  of three, it is said���although only-one  name appears on the  stakes���located a pre-emption over the Dark Horse mineral  claim, .the original site of Greenwood City,   taking  in   also  the Dundee, Glenwood, Mammoth and Spotted  Horse  mineral claims, which extend  along  Boundary  creek  between  Greenwood and Anaconda.    One post is placed on  the  rise  of the hill about 50 yards north of the.hospital and bears the  legend, " J. Fisher's land, north-east post."    We. would not  occupy our space to notice this matter but for the possibility  that an erroneous idea may get abroad as to  the legality of  Mr. Fisher's foolish proceeding.   -As a matter of course, the  government agent at Vernon will refuse to grant  a  record  for a pre-emption located either in the  vicinity 'of ( mineral  claims-or over occupied ground,���even if Judge Forin's mischievous decision is upheld in a higher court, as it assuredly  will not be.    As a " tenderfoot " Mr. Fisher could not be expected- to know this, but if he had acted with the same prudence as he did when he obtained, the services of  an  experienced axeman upon the offer of a specified  interest  in .his  pre-emption (save the mark !) to square the stakes,   thereby  avoiding the probability of doing grievous bodily   harm to  himself with a tool with the use of which  he  was  so  little  acquainted, he would have taken the trouble to  seek  legal  advice���a proceeding which would have saved him from the  contempt accorded to " jumpers," even when circumstances  more or less justif}*- the  act..   However,   for  the  benefit  of  those owning property in Greenwood and residing at a  distance, we make the statement that many months ago one of  the best lawyers���if not the best���in the province  gave his  opinion in favor of the absolute soundness  of  Mr.   Wood's  title to the original Greenwood  townsite.    Nevertheless we  are glad to note that the Government intend  introducing a  bill this session, giving,.. owners  of  crown-granted  mineral  claims the option of purchasing the surface rights at a reasonable figure ; and thus in the case of townsites in mining  districts the annoying recurrences  resulting from the practice of claim junipers will be no longer possible.        iV��.    &W4. . a-V*  .  j ' ��� '    *& "*&',       *S'AC ,���.;���'  DEVELOPMENT   WORK   DURING   J896.  The following report of developments of Boundary Creek  claims for last year, prepared at the request of the secretary  of the Vancouver Board of Trade, has been forwarded by  Messrs..Haas, Guess and McDonnell, and will be printed in  the annual report:  Greenwood Camp.���" Stemwinder ": New shaft 80 ft.,  continuation of winze 20 ft., tunnel 70 ft., continuation of  No. 1 shaft 15 ft. with crosscut, 15 ft. crosscut in new shaft  at 50 ft. "Gold Drop :" 125 ft. tunnel, 51 ft. winze, 54 ft.  crosscut at bottom of winze, 50 ft. shaft, 8 ft. crosscut.  "Snowshoe:" Prospected by several hundred feet of diamond drilling preparatory to sinking. '' Ironsides ": Continuation of the 20 ft. shaft 55 ft. " Lewella ": 40 ft shaft.  "Monarch"; 37 ft. and 10 ft; shafts, 38 ft, of surface cross  cuts, 125 ft. of diamond drill work. The ore in the Stem-  winder consists of copper pyrites in a gangue sometimes  quite calcareous, and again silicious, with specular hematite and chlorite material; and similar in the Gold Drop  and Snowshoe, but hematite more abundant. In the Ironsides the ore consists of copper and iron pyrites in magnetite (on the surface), now a tough hornblendic rock approaching diorite ; in the Monarch the ore is similar to that  of the Gold Drop: but with less hematite.  WeiJJNGTON Gamp;���" Winnipeg ": 30 ft. shaft. " Golden Crown ": 90 ft. in surface cuts and prospect holes. The  ore is similar in both claims, pyrrhotite and copper pyrites,  in silicious gangue. , 0  White's Camp.���"No. 7": Shaft 140ft. (continued from 60  ft:), drift on" vein 50 ft., crosscut 150 ft. Ore: Intimate  mixture of fine-grained pyrites, galena and blende in quartz.  "Golden Dollar": Shafts 50 and 30 ft., 50 ft. drift; ore,  free-milling quartz. " Jack of Spades " and " St. Maurice "  ���development started near the end of the year; about 30  ft. of tunnels: ore, a mixture of the heavy sulphides in  silicious ga.ngue in one, and in the other in a calcareous  gangaie. ��� -  Smith's Camp.���Republic Mining Co.'s claims : Quartz,  heavily mineralized with a mixture of pyrites, galena and  blende. " None Such ": 32 ft. of tunnels, ore similar to the  above. " Last Chance'': Continuation of the shaft 35 ft.,  ; ore.similar to. foregoing, but in addition considerable leafy  native silver. " Golconda": 40 ft. shaft ; ore, a mixture of  iron and copper pyrites, with arsenical iron pyrites in silicious gangue.  Deadwood Camp.���"Mother.Lode": 150 ft. tunnel; ore,  copper pyrites in a gangue, on the surface mostly magnetite, later calcareous. -       .= -  Copper Camp.���" Copper ": 50 ft. shaft, 60 ft. crosscut;  copper glance and copper oxide, along with an abundance  of hematite "in a silicious gangue..  Providence Camp.���" San Bernard ": Shaft continued 40  feet, drift 15 ft.; ore, zinc blende, galena and pyrites, native  silver and silver glance in quartz. On the Boundary Creek  Mining & Milling Co.'s properties work was begun late in  1896; the "G.A.R." has a 20��ft. shaft and the "Big Ledge"  a 20 ft. tunnel. The ore is a high grade quartz, ��� similar to  the San Bernard. The " Combination " has a shaft down  40 feet, with ore similar to the above.  Summit Camp.���The " R. Bell:" Shaft 75 ft. ; ore, copper  pyrites in calcareous gangue.  Long Lake Camp.���" Alice ": 50 ft. shaft; ore, pyrrhotite, zinc blende and galena in quartz. "Lakeview": 100  ft. tunnel; ore, pyrrhotite, chalcocite, tellurides of lead and  of silver in quartz. "North Star": 80 ft. shaft; ore, galena, copper and iron pyrites and silver telluride in quartz.  "Denero Grande": 20 ft. shaft; copper and iron pyrites  and galena in quartz.  In addition to the above there has been assessment work  done on a very large number of claims.  Mr. A. Smith, a brewer from Colfax, Wash., has secured  from the proprietors of the townsite of Greenwood an acre  of ground on the Dillier pre-emption, facing Kimberley  avenue, subject to certain conditions, for the purpose of  erecting a brewery and manufacturing beer. Mr, Smith is  now away, but is expected to return within: a fortnight,  bringing with him his plant, which has a daily capacity of  twenty-five barrels. He is under contract to turn out ten  barrels, or 300 gallons, of beer per day. The brewery,  which will be built at once, is to be a three-storey structure,  24x40 feet.     '-������'������ ���'   , THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES.  -1 �����   ���*in<lTtmir~Trv Tnr".irm-iirnMa  GRAND   FORKS   MINING   NOTES.  [SPECIAL    CORRESPONDENCE.]  Several deals have been made here  during the past week and four new  mining companies have started operations on their properties. L,ast week  Messrs. Iyloyd A. Manly and Capt.  Hargrave sold the Iron Cliff and Round  Butte mines to Indiana parties for  $2,000, half being paid down and the  balance in 90 days. These properties  are situated up the North Fork about  seven miles and. this side of the French  and English Co.'s group.  Work has also been started on the  Britannica, a property owned by Billy  Guttridge and adjoining the above.  The Rossland parties who took up  the option on the Empire claim from  Messrs. I^ong and Propper, started  work last week on the property. It is  situated on the east side of the North  Fork and the shaft is being sunk on  the edge of the townsite limits. At a  depth of 10 feet they have found some  fine black copper and small streaks of  sulphide, indicating that they will find  good ore when the contractors have finished their 50-foot shaft.  The same parties as are engaged on  the "Empire development, will start  work on the Coin property , about April  1st. The Coin is situated four miles  up the North Fork, on the west side.  Capt. Carter left this week for Rossland, where he will dispose of his interests ; upon his return he will start  - work on the Viola and Bowes properties. The Carter group are! supposed  to be,extensions of the Seattle, about  six miles north of Grand Forks.  Two strikes were made this week up  the North Fork : one in the Southern  Belle claim, on Fisherman creek ; the  other on Hardy Mountain, above the  Summit trail. The former is owned by  Billy Schmuck and is a decomposed  copper ore very much resembling a  carbonate. The Hardy Mountain pro-  �� perty is owned by Mr. Baker and is a  chloride ore whi.;h will run high in gold  and copper.  Reports from Carson are to the effect  that work is to be started at once on  the Star and Crescent and L,a Fleur  properties on the reservation ; also that  the representatives of the Lancoln and  Paris mines will be here in a few days  and work will be started on these properties in White's camp.  Judge Spinks has arrived here and  will hold court on the 17th. When his  judicial duties are finished he will turn  his attention to mining interests. He  intends letting a 50-foot contract on  the Grey Eagle, on Observation mountain, besides doing considerable work  on the Grand Forks. These properties  are east and west extensions of the  Bonita and have fine showings.  The machinery for the R. Bell, in  Summit camp, has been shipped from  Salt L,ake City and will be here before  the roads break up.  The miners along the old Summit  creek trail have volunteered to combine and build a wagon road from the  North Fork road, near Newby's upper  ranch, to Carter's camp, a distance of  2)4 miles. Others will probably extend the road on to the hill near Summit camp, a distance of three miles.  The political cauldron of the Grand  Forks new municipality is getting  ready to boil and candidates are bobbing up everywhere asking for the patronage of the 36 voters now eligible  here. John Manly, Pete McCallum  and Mr. Wiseman  are being boomed  for the mayoralty. Mr. Manly's  chances for the honor of being our first  executive are very good and he certainly deserves the honor.  The Marcus stage line seems to be  decidedly out of luck recently. Two  weeks ago the coach capsized between  here and Gilpin's, injuring several passengers, and on Tuesday night last the  horses ran away, again capsizing the  coach, the passengers being compelled  to walk into Grand Forks. The trouble  lies in the fact that they try to make  too fast time after dark over bad roads,  competition running them close.  The meeting of the Volcanic company stockholders has been postponed  till the 17th, when it is expected that  all differences will be settled.  Messrs. Olson & Phelan have received a large shipment of flour from the  Armstrong mills. The growth in the  business of this firm affords a capital  opportunity to remark on what may be  achieved by enterprising and energetic  men in a very short space of time in- a  new country. Mr. Phelan started the  firm's business less .than nine months  ago in a rough boarded building without windows, and a two hundred dollar  stock. The store is now a handsome  ,building, and the stock is large and  well selected.  ��� i i-111�� 11 ��� ���   ii���inMiiiiiam ������ ���iiM���miiiiiiiiMim���ii nwii���i  n���in  EZTORBES   M.   KERBY,  Assoc. Mem. Can.'Soc. Civil Engineers,  (jptotnnctdf %&xfo g&utQtyot  AND. CIVIL ENGINEER,  ��� QflofttrB (JpUfiftC ��� MIDWAY,    B. C.  I     H.   HALLETT,  QjJarmtet, g&oticitot,  NOTARY    PUBLIC.  GREENWOOD,   B.O.  T    P. McLEOD,  Barrister and Solicitor.  Anaconda, 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, assays and analyses of ores, fuels,  furnace products, etc.  Greenwood, B.C. Fairview, B.C.  HENRY NICHOLSON,  Qtofatg $u0ftc, Qttitting @.gotf  Mining Negotiations Transacted.  Office .-���Camp McKinney.  N.B.���Some   valuable   Mining    Properties   in  Camp McKinney and vicinity for disposal.  J     S.    HARRISON,  Jied?c$et of ($Ucoth&.  Abstracts Prompt^  Furnished..  Notary Public :���-  MIDWAY, B.C.  B?  4�� Greenwood, B.C.  Office, Store, and Saloon Fixtures a specialt}-.  Plans and Specifications made and Estimates  given.  Proprietors of the  9  A  w  i  I  I   VERNON   SAW,  I        :    PLANING   AND  I MOULDING MILLS  I Sash and Door Factorjr at Vernon.  | Saw Mill at Okanagan Lake.  5  iSfe__  Owning extensive timber limits on  Mabel lake containing some of the finest  Cedar to be found in the Interior, we  ��� are prepared to fill all orders for Factory work reasonably, expeditiouslj'  and of as good material as can be had  at the Coast or Spokane.  Orders from Boundary Creek and the  Southern Interior solicited.   aSfc .  'Af  | Smith & McLeod, Vernon. 1  Mining and Estate Brokerage.  BOUNDARY   CREEK  GREENWOOD CITY, B.C.  Assaying; and Analysis of Ores.  Mines Examined and Reported on.  A thorough acquaintance with the Boundary  Creek and Kettle River mining districts.  W.  W.   GIBBS.  + ASSAYERS   .  GREENWOOD' . -     -    B. C.  British Colitmbia Investigations a Specialtj-  I G HAAS, EM���  Mining Engineer,  Greenwood City, B.C.  Spokane, Wash  Mining Properties Examined and Reported on.  Mining Negotiations Transacted.  Correspondence Solicited.  EN DERBY   and VERNON.  Trade Mark  Red Star.  Makers of Flour pronounced by experts to be  the best made on the Pacific Coast.  HUNGARIAN  XXX STAR  STRONG BAKERS  GRAHAM  Bran Shorts Chop Etc THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES.  X$  AN   INTERESTING   LECTURE.  An extremely interesting- lecture on  " Theosophy " was given in the school-  house on Monday evening  by  Mr.   B.'.  A. Welbon.    The room was well  filled  . and the lecturer's remarks received, as  they deserved, a close attention. Mr.  Welbon beg-an by reading an extract  from a Hindoo devotional work, as he explained was customary at theosophical  gathering-s. He then went on to state  what theosophy was. Theosophy, he  said, was not a sectional relig-ion.  Theosophy embraced all true relig-ions,  true sciences, true philosophies, and  contained in one system all systems of  thbug-ht. It was known as the ancient  wisdom relig-ion, the word, theosophy,  being- derived from the. Greek theos,  g-od, and sophia, wisdom. Confucius,  the first known teacher, Buddha, Zoroaster, Jesus, Plato, Theocritus, taug-ht  - theosophy, and in more modern times  Jacob Boehm!, Swedenburg and many  others. A theosophical: society'^was  founded in New York the year 1875 by  Madame Blavatski^ having- three objects : (1) The formation of a nucleus  of the universal brotherhood  of  man ;  (2) the. study of ancient and modern  science, relig-ion   and  philosophy ; and  (3) investigation into the hidden forces  of nature and latent psychical powers  of man. Theosophy does not try to  break down existing- thoug-ht, but recognizes truth in all relig-ions. The  fundamental, principles, however, underlying- the doctrine are based on reincarnation, and the   ethical  relation-  ' ship on all planes of being- resulting-  from " Carina," a Sanskrit word corresponding- to the Eng-lish " cause and  effect." Cause can never be divorced  from its effect.. Every act-in life must  produce some result. This was the  universal law of nature. The law of  re-incarnation is the means whereby  cause and effect can manifest itself. If  this is not so, we must admit that the  Almig-hty is not just, otherwise would  he create one soul to inhabit a body of  a child born in the g-utter and another  born in the palace ? This that re-incarnates is the re-incarnated eg-o. The  real we is not what is seen, that is continually changing-. If this is true we  must have lived before. Darwin taug-ht  the evolution of man from the lower  species; theosophists, on the contrary,  believe that it was the involution into  matter caused the evolution out of matter. They divide man into seven parts,  the astral body, source of streng-th ; the  body of desires, source of all evil passions ; the life principle, compelling-  involuntary movements. These do not  endure, but the real man, the mind,  soul and spirit is immortal., The spirit  was the ray from the Supreme, and the  soul is the vehicle for carrying- that  ray to the mind. Perfectness must be  attained here on earth, and here was  the soul's hell. When the many times  re-incarnated soul had reached that  stag-e when cause and effect were equally balanced, it could pass to Nirvana  or Heaven. Heaven to theosophists  was a place where all the noble striving's of life could be accomplished. A  place of action. A soul could return if  it wished to earth from Nirvana and  become a great teacher of truth ; of  such were Confucius, Buddha, Jesus.  At the close of his lecture Mr. Welbon was tendered a hearty vote of  thanks.  The Provincial government has announced that it will introduce a bill at  the present session, g-iving- miners the  rig-ht to purchase the surface rig-hts to  their claims.  S*  Notice to Taxpayers.  Assessment Act & Provincial Revenue Taj  Rock Creek Division of Yale District.  NOTICE is hereby g-iven, in accordance  with the Statutes that Provincial Revenue Tax and all taxes levied under the " 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 Osoyoos, B.C.  Provincial Revenue Tax, $3.00 per capita.  Assessed taxes are collectible at the following-  rates, viz.:  If paid on or before June 30th, 1897,���  Three-fifths of one per cent, on real propert}'.  Two and one-half per cent,  on  the assessed  value of wild land.  One-half of one per cent, on personal prop-  ertv.  , On so much of the income of any person as  exceeds one thousand dollars, the following-  rates, viz.: Upon such excess when the same is  not more than ten thousand dollars, One per  cent ; when such excess is over ten thousand  dollars and ,not more than .twenty thousand  dollars, One and one-quarter of one per cent.;  when such excess is over twenty thousand dollars, One and one-half of one per cent.,  If paid on or after ist July, 1897 :  Four-fifths of one per cent, on real property.  Three per cent, on the assessed value of wild  land. --  Three-quarters of one per cent,  on  personal  property.  On so much of the income of any person as  exceeds one thousand dollars, the following-  rates, viz.: Upon such excess when the same is'  not more than ten thousand dollars, One and  one quarter of one per cent. >; when such excess  is over ten thousand dollars and not more than  twenty thousand dollars, One and one-half of  one per cent.; when such excess is over twenty  thousand dollars, One and three-quarters cf  one per cent.  .   C.   A.   R.   LAMBLY.  Osoyoos, B.C., Assessor and Collector.  January 2, 1897.. 21-8  Manufacturers  of  ROLLED  OATS  OATMEAL  SPLIT PEAS ��� ���  Also Dealers in Grain of all  kinds,    Oats a specialty*  CORRESPONDENCE  SOLICITED.  ,����*���      *��*���      iV*  i  ���sjk-      "*i$      fit-  The Brackman & Ker Milling Co., Ltd.,  Victoria. Vancouver.  New Westm nster. Edmonton.  Established 1862.  ^i5����kNWw>v  Manufacturers of Furni/  ture, Upholstery, etc, X  Importers of Crockery, Glassware, Carpets,  Wall Paper, Linoleums, etc. Residences and  Hotels furnished throug-hout. All orders, no  matter how larg-e, promptly filled, as we have  the  Lflffif SEKII1 Pil  i��i * jMi  ���?��?        Vjf        "~A$  Write us for Catalog-ue and Price 'List.  ^    Sle-     ��&  "AV        ?ir "AT  VICTORIA,   B. C.  Miners and i i t  Mine Owners %  To obtain the best results,  �� t * $ �� �� use 000000  Giant P��wber  t  Caps, Fuse,  And Patent Fuse  Lighters.  *1fe       iV*"      &&  ���siF     fiS     'aF  For. Sale by  McNICOL  Anaconda if  Midway, B,G  GRAND SCENERY. LOW   RATES.  : MODEL   ACCOMMODATIONS.  OCEAN     TO     OOEAN  Without chang-e of Cars, via  CANADIAN  PACIFIC . .  And S00 PACIFIC LINE  Solid vestibule trains, consisting- of palace  sleeping- cars', luxurious dining- cars, eleg-ant  day coaches, magnificent tourist cars and free  colonist sleepers.   '  The only line running- throug-h' tourist cars  from the coast  (       WINNIPEG,  ���j      MINNEAPOLIS  (      ST.  PAUL,  TO  (      TORONTO,  ���j      MONTREAL,  (      BOSTON,  iowest-rate's to EI"^/^!? Via all Atlantic  and from       UUIUFlL/ Steamship li  nes  Canadian Pacific Ry. Co.'s  Royal Mail SS. Line to Japan and China  These twin-screw steamers are in every respect superior to any ships that have yet sailed  the Pacific ocean. The route is 300 miles  shorter than via any other Trans-Patific line.  ���W      3JF  Canadian-Australian Steamer I/iNE  ���TO���  Honolulu, Fiji and Australia.  The shortest line to the Colonies. These  steamers carry an experienced medical man  and a stewardess on every voyag-e.  For time tables, pamphlets, or any information, call on or address  H. S. SCADDING, GEO. McL. BROWN  Ag-ent, Dist. Pass. Ag-ent,  PENTICTON. VANCOUVER. THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES.  wh*jwwHP-iij'ij.'mn-i nu  MINING NOTES.  Minnehaha stock (Camp McKinney)  has advanced to 13 cents.  The new machinery, including" a four  drill compressor, for the Cariboo arrived at Penticton last week.  The management of the Cariboo  mine at Camp McKinney has decided  to sink on the ledge from the 200-foot  level.  Mr. Davis, president of the Rambler  Mining Company, left on Monday for  Victoria, expecting to return in about  ten days time when a contract will be  let to continue the present shaft on the  company's claim, down another fifty  feet.  Mr. C. B. Bash is steadily pushing  forward work on the Victoria, Camp  McKinney. The upraise has broken  through into the incline shaft and has  g-iven plenty of fresh air in the tunnel.  Sinking" will be proceeded with right  away.  Mr. W. T. Smith returned from Spokane on Friday last, with instructions  to proceed with development work on  the L/ast Chance and Republic, owned  by the Republic Mining- Company, in  Smith's camp. It is the intention to  sink 50 feet on both claims. On Monday a force of men were employed taking water out of the shafts.  DISTRICT NEWS.  Mr. EUkins is building a cottag-e, 18x  25, on his lots on Iyong I^ake street.  On Tuesday Mr! Thos. EUlis opened  a sale of town lots at Fairview. In one  day fourteen lots were sold realizing  $1,950.  H}ighty-seven applications have been  forwarded frcm Greenwood by Messrs.  Hallett and B.ack to the collector of  votes for the E)ast Riding- of Yale. It  was found that there were, over 100  male British subjects of'full age resicI-:  ing in Greenwood alone. In spite of  the fact that Crarid Forks boasts a population of 500, it is not very venturesome to assert that no town in southern  Yale contains so larg-e a percentage of  eligible voters as Greenwood.  Mr. W. J. Snodgrass spent Sunday  and Monday of this week in Greenwood, and was interrogated by a Times  reporter as to whether freighters had  not agreed with him to haul from  Okanagan Falls to Greenwood for a  rate of \x/> cents per pound. He said  that he had certainly been assured by  the regular freighters on the route that  they would be satisfied with this price,  but that if there was any chance of  the price now being raised by them, he  himself was quite prepared to put  teams on the road and haul for lj^c.  per pound. It was quite true that the  responsibility for the safety of freig-ht  in transit between Penticton and Okan-  ag"an Falls rested with him and not  with the C.P.R.  The Greenwood City Water Works.  Co.'s bill has been introduced by Mr.  Graham in the legislature and read  the first time. The incorporators are  Chas. Wilson,. J. H. Senkler and E)dg-ar  Bloomfield, of Vancouver, and Robert  Wood and C. S. Galloway, of Greenwood, with a capital of $300,000. The  bill authorises the company to take its  water supply from Boundary Creek at  Boundary Fails or other suitable point.  It is provided that municipalities shall  have the right to purchase the company's property upon paying" the cost  of construction and interest, after taking the profits into account, at 12 per  cent, upon the capital invested,' and a  further sum equal to a bonus not exceeding 30 per cent, upon the capital  invested. The company is to so far  complete its works as to be able to supply water and electricity to other corporations, companies and persons  within six months of the passage of  this Act.  SA \l SI V V  II  w    ��  ?<Tfrflrt3S/tl4{e.  Agents for Chatham Wagons and Sleighs-Best in America,  One of the best (Jobbing Shops in the Interior.  Hardware        Granite ware  Cook Stoves      Wooden ware  Parlor and Box Stoves  Miners' Camp Stoves   DEALERS   IN   Hardware, Paints and Oils, Sash and Doors.  4&  'Af  Tinware  Silverware  Glassware  Window Glass  - Iron Pipe and Fittings       Cutlery  Crockeryware:and House Furnishings  MINERS' SUPPLIES A SPECIALTY.  You will find the A. & B. brand of g-oods the best.  The Hardware, Tin and Stove Men,  PIONEER HOTEL  Greenwood City, Boundary Creek, B,C,  -a\~  We are prepared to welcome Guests and provide g"ood accommodation.  Headquarters for Mining" Men.        Best of Wines, Iyiquors and Cigars.   LfivHRY Stabile in connection.   j-V* ��!*��� iV*  "~A$ 'Al* Id?  ELSON & CO,  ft  Proprietors.  t^^^jgE^^^fB^��L.^a  '"��**21\&.\Il&:^  ^rm^��  '?'^"'&:���'$?'*?* $M��  GREENWOOD   CITY,   B.C.  $.&$  ; r'iS  2^  Chemist   and   Druggist   (by  examination)  Begs to inform the inhabitants of Greenwood and  district that he has boug-ht the business lately carried on  by R. N. Taylor & Co., and hopes to have the confidence  placed in him as in. the old firm; and can assure his  customers that he keeps only; the best and purest Drugs  and Chemicals in stock.  JdSr- Note the Address :  ��\_TAYL0R'S PHARMACY, Greenwood, B.C.  P.S.���All Countr}-Orders punctual^ attended to.  *l  *���  ^ilaMj��L.' ������^'���ifj-'-'^---'������ ^-fe/:'���'^���;-''"���:^::r  ^*y^!i^  PS7^<^   V^'-V ^^'���������V.^gTlg^g^^  it  a  OTOJI  Midway, Kettle River.  First-class Accommodation.   Good Stabling.    Stopping Place for Stages.  McAULEY & McCUAIG, Proprietors, THE   BOUNDARY   CHEEK   TIMES.  GREENWOOD AND VICINITY.  Miller Bros, are ordering- an extensive stock of jewelry and fancy g-oods  for the spring" trade.  Mrs. C. J. McArthur, wife of the  manager of the Pioneer hotel, and her  two children, arrived at Greenwood  from Butte, Montana, last Saturday.  Mr. Glaze, the Midway irrig-ation  ditch contractor, has placed a larg-e  order for supplies with the Greenwood  Mercantile Company. Six tons of nails  alone have been ordered.  We are glad to be able to state that  Mr. S. Taylor has definitely .decided to  become a permanent resident of Greenwood, arid has taken steps to dispose of  his business in England. It is to be  hoped that Mrs. Taylor may be induced  to join her husband.  The latest additions to the permanent.  residents of Greenwood are Mr. and  Mrs. A.. B. Campbell and family, of  Winnipeg-, Man. Mr. Campbell is. an  architect by profession and will open  an office in the upper storey of Messrs.  Russell & Co.'s new hardware store on  Government street as soon as the  building- is ready for occupancy.  Rapid progress is being- made with  the building-s now in course of erection  in. the town. The foundation and floor  of Messrs. Sansom & Holbrook's new  office are already laid and the building-  will be used next Tuesday nig-ht on the  occasion of the masquerade ball, to be  given by the proprietors of the Pioneer  hotel. Russell & Co.'s store on Government street is well under way, and  the new restaurant on Copper street is  , being- roofed in.  A copy of the second edition of a  '' Handbook of the Mining- I^aws of  British Columbia," published by J. H.  Brownlee and James Brady, the well  known mining- engineer, has been forwarded to The Times for review by  the Thomson Stationery Co., of Vancouver. Owing- to its compact size and  the concise manner in which the information���compiled from the "Mineral  Act, 1896," and of the ^Placer Mining-  Act, 1891," and amending- acts���is conveyed, the book is certain to find a  ready sale with miners and prospectors.  The residents on Copper street arid  of the lower part of the town are protesting- very strongly���certainly not  without some reason���ag-ainst the proposed chang-e in the direction of Government street to the south. ^They  claim that they purchased lots on Copper street in preference to those ori  Government street for the very reason  that the former street was well laid off  and had, in the original map, what  Government street had not, an outlet  from the south ; and they therefore demur at the townsite proprietors taking*  any action that would affect the relative value of properties on both streets  without first obtaining the consent of  all interested in the chang-e.  A correspondent writes, drawing- the -  attention of The Times to a paragraph  in a local newspaper stating- that  At present the district is suffering- for the  want of a greater number of practical miners.  During- the whole of the winter the Cariboo  Mining- & Milling- Co. in Camp McKinney has  been short handed, and in all the different  camps in the district g-ood men are in demand.  He says that the Cariboo Mining- Co.  could g-et all the miners they wanted to  employ providing-they paid a miner's  wagfe, i.e., $3.50 per day. Men now at  work there only receive $3.00 per day.  ARMSTRONG,    B.C.  aMs.     jSfe     jJfc  %*      "sjv*     W  Patronize home industry and the only co-operative Flour Mill in the  Province by using- our  O. K.   BRANDS  OF FLOUR  HUNGARIAN  X X X X  STRONG   BAKERS'  SURERFINE  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.  ������a ������� a-��M�� �����> ��������  The Okanagan Flour Mills Co., Ltd.  Armstrong, B.C.  Boundary Creek Mining Exchange  SANSO/H   &   HOLBROOK,  FINANCIAL   AND    MINING   BROKERS.  Groups of Claims bought for Stock Companies and Syndicates  OFFICE     AT     GREENWOOD     CITY,     B.O.  MARCUS  and  GREENWOOD  STAGE     LINE.  Leaves Marcus  Mondays and Thursdaj\s at 1 p.m.  Arrives  Greenwood   Tuesdaj^s ��� and  Fridays at ,5 p.m.  Leaves  Greenwood Wednesdaj^  and   Saturday  at 7 a.m.  Arrives Marcus  -"..Thursday and  Sunday  at 9 a.m.  Special   Attention   Given   to   Mail,   Freight   and   Express.  BnaBSMaas  E.   D.   MORRISON,   PROPRIETOR.  -Importer of and Dealer iti-  COPPER STREET, GREENWOOD CITY, B.C.  Louis Blue.  A. Fisher.  A. R. Tillman.  1V1IL.L.S     AND     YARDS     AT  %  Manufacturers of Roug-h and  Dressed  HMsaaiwmiai^  ��i  *1fe    *%    *��&  ALL KINDS OF FACTORY WORK MADE TO ORDER  Lumber deliYered to any place in the City or to Mining Camps THE   BOUNDARY   CFEEK   TIMES.  ��� Ill    ���IMP  Mr. Drucker, M.P. in the St. James's Budget.  In a recent issue of the  St.  James's  Budget���a popular and influential London journal���an interesting article appears giving Mr. A. Drucker's  impressions of his travels last autumn through  the mining districts of British  Columbia.    Unfortunately the exigencies  of  space forbid  a   re-production    of the  article in  extenso,   but the  following  excerpt  will  serve  to  show  that Mr.  Drucker does not belong to the class of  tourists  who  have  eyes  yet  see not:  " I took steamer  to Penticton,   which  has at least one characteristic���namely  the dustiest road in Christendom, lead-  to   Rossland,   which  has  become   the  centre of the Kootenay  mining  industry.    In the district between Penticton  and Boundary Creek I saw gold mines,  some, of  the  ores   being   particularly  rich in copper.    In most of the  mines,  including   those  which  do not contain .  much   gold,   there  are  nearly always  sufficient copper  and  other  metals  to  pay the expense of working.  . To  give  you an idea  of  the   rapid   growth   of  towns in British. Columbia, I  may  cite  Greenwood-City.    In March there  was  not a house to be seen ; but when I was  there in September-October there were  three large hotels . and   all  the indications of a considerable town. Of course  there  was  a  newspaper,   and  a   very  smart one  too���the Boundary Creek  Times.    What   a   magnificent   future  British Columbia has !    What with the  mining industry, an.l the  salmon   and  sturgeon fishing, the outlook is  indeed  splendid."  ,  The Citizens' Committee.  On Thursday Mr. Leslie Hill, accompanied by Mr. Hodgson, attended on  behalf of the Citizens' committee the  adjourned hearing of the enquiry relative to the shooting of Mr. Hood, at  Midway,.and in the presence of Mr.  Lambly, interviewed Mr. McMynn as  to his willingness to compensate Mr.  Hood for his injuries, thereby avoiding  a civil action being brought to the  courts. Mr. McMynn absolutely refused to settle the matter in this way,  but declared his intentions of defraying any expenses Mr. Hood might be  put.to on account of his injury. The  committee niet yesterday to decide  upon a future course of action. Mr.  Breslauer resigned from serving on  the committee, stating that his motives  for consenting to act had been attributed to'personal malice and he, therefore, considered it advisable to retire  in the interests of the citizens. Mr.  Hodgson consented to fill Mr. Bres-  lauer's place. The committee wish it  to be distinctly understood that they  by no means desire to press the charge  against Mr. McMynn, but that his refusal to compensate Mr. Hood forces  them to carry on the work with which  they are entrusted.  MINING NOTES.  J. Coryell left yesterday to survey a  mill-site in Central camp.  The ledge on the '97, overlooking the  town, has been found to be nearly 3  feet wide.  The tunnel on the Mother Lode is in  nearly 200 feet. No change in the ore  has recently taken place.  Next Wednesday evening an entertainment will be given by the Anaconda Commercial Club in their rooms in  the Wilson block. A paper will probably be read on the treatment of /ores,  0   &   i��aikCY   &   O  25, 27 29, YATES STREET,  ICTORIA,    B.C.  Wholesale Dry Goods.  Gents' furnishings A\anu  facturers.  Best assorted Stock in the Province.  or some other mining subject, and followed by a musical programme., No  admission  will be charged.  Prospect work has been going on  lately on the Alabama, to the east of  Anaconda, with most satisfactory results, a large body of sulphide ore being uncovered.  A large quantity of supplies were  taken up this week to the Boundary  Creek Company's claims. Progress is  being made with . the D.A. tunnel,  which is now in 35 feet.  A compromise has been effected between the two rival companies laying  claim to the La Fleur mine on the reservation, and work on the property is  to.be resumed at once.  The shaft on the Irontop, in south  Deadwood, is down 30 feet, the ore at  this depth assajring well, and being  very similar in appearance to that now  encountered on the mother lode.  Crown Grants.���When applying for  crown g-rants, request that the advertising thereof be published in The  Boundary Creek Times,���the mining  paper of the district.  RAILWAY.  &����.    jST*    ^V*  ���svs7     -saw"     -sji?  Solid Vestibuled Trains.  Modern Equipment/  TO  Tacoma, Seattle, Victoria, Van^  couver,   Portland,    and  California Points,  St,  Paul,   St,   Louis,   Chicago,  New York, Boston and  all points East,  Also European SS, Tickets,  No. 1 West  No. 2 Bast  Time Schedule.  ... .depart....  10:55 p.m.  9:10 a.m.  *V4  "Af  For information, time cards, maps and  tickets, call on or write  F.   D.   GIBBS,  General Ag-eitt,  Spokane, Wash.  ........OR   . ....  A. D. CHARLTON,  Northern Pacific Asst. Gen. Pass. Ag-ent  225 Morrison St., Cor. of Third,  Portland, Oregon.  Camp McKinney Hotel,  HUGH CAMERON, Proprietor.  Cr^^d    J,  Best Brands of Wines, laqnors and Cig-ars.  Good   Stabling.  NOTICE.  /"T"NHE Trail Creek and Columbia Railway  JL Company will apply to the Parliament of  Canada at its next session, for an Act authorising- the Conipanj'-, 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 Kooteriay river ; thence westerly to a  point on Kettle river north of the International  boundary ; and also authorising- the Compaq-  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 applj--  ing- the various clauses of the -Company's Act  of Incorporation in so far as they are applicable to the railway above de'scribed ; and for  other ptu'poses.  HARRY ABBOTT.  JOHN  MIIvNE  BROWNING.  ,     WILUAM EERRIMAN SAI,SBURY.  Provisional Directors.  Vancouver, B;C,  January 16th, 1897. 20-10  Share Certificates and Mining  Forms, Printing of any kind,  Fncourage British Columbia industries  and get .your work well done by  placing your orders with  The Province Publishing Co,,  Vancouver,  W. J. Snodgrass & Sons, Prop's.  Leaves Penticton at 7 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thurs-  da.ys, and Saturdays for Camp McKinne}*,  Rock Creek, Midway, Anaconda, Greenwood,  Carson and Grand Forces.  Returning- leaves Grand  Forks at 6 a.m.  on  Tuesday, Thursday and Saturda3r.  Carries the Mails, Passengers and Express.  -SSr Will sell throug-h Tickets to Vancouver,  Victoria, Seattle or Portland.  Of all kinds and leng-ths.  4 foot wood... $2.25 per cord, delivered.  16 to 20 inch ...$3.00 per dbl. cord       ���  FRITZ   HAUSSENER.  XKW Orders may be left at the Times office. THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK> TIMES.  &  WORK STARTED  ON   THE   CANADIAN.  For the past week Jas.- Sutherland  has been occupied building bunk  houses, cabins, and a blacksmith's shop  on the Canadian, adjoining the L/ast  Chance, in Skylark canip." On Thursday sinking was started on both leads,  a force of four men being employed. It  is the intention, however, next week to  put on a night shift and increase the  force to nine men. The Canadian has  a fine surface showing, with two distinct leads, the assays from the smaller  running very high in silver and much  above the average in gold. The larger  vein is heavily iron-capped. Very  little work has yet been done on the  claim and on this accouut it is considered advisable to employ a day shift  only until some depth is attained���the  nights being still too cold for - night  work. A Toronto syndicate are developing the property, of which they' are  to receive in return a specified interest.  The  Marguerite.  Three shafts, two 20 feet and one 25  feet, have been put down by Jack  Harlan and S}. C. Brown on the Marguerite, in Deadwood camp. The ore  at the bottom of the 25 feet shaft is  identical with that in the tunnel of  the Mother L/ode���chalcopyrite running well in gold. The Marguerite  has four well defined leads and will  undoubtedly prove a valuable property.  Telegraph Between Rossland and Midway.  Jas. Wilson, superintendent of the  C.P.R. Telegraph Co., informs us that  the company will construct a telegraph  line, from Rossland to Midway, via  Grand Forks, Greenwood and other  towns in. the Boundary mining district  as soon as the weather will permit.  This is good news to the people of Rossland, but it will be especially good  news to the residents of Boundary.  With a telegraph line in operation, a  couple of banks at Grand Forks and  Greenwood which will be opened for  business shortly, and a good prospect  of having two railroads built into their  country this year, their isolation will  be near an end. Boundary district  will experience a rapid development  this year, and the operation of a telegraph line will not be one of the least  factors to itsgrowth.���Rossland Miner.  Father O'Sullivan, of Rossland, held  divine service in  Wilson's  hall,   Anaconda, on Sunday; and lectured in  the  evening   from   the    subject,     "What  Catholics do believe about the confessional."  He pointed out that confession  had been a  sacrament  of  the  Church  from the earliest times, that  its  practice was not alone peculiar to Romans,  in the Greek church, for instance,   the  doctrine was taught.    Confession   had  the tendency to make men  live  better  lives, for, as Catholics knew, the priest  had no power to give absolution unless  a  true  penitence  and   a  readiness  to  make  restitution   was   shown  by  the  penitent.    Father O'Sullivan has been  generously offered a site between Anaconda and Greenwood for a church  by  Messrs. Sutherland and Garland, owners   of the  Glengarry  claim,   and  he  hopes that arrangements will be made  by June to raise  the  necessary  funds  for the erection of a suitable  building.  It is semi-officially announced that  the C.P.R. has secured the right from  the Dominion government to build the  Crow's Nest Pass road.     .  We wish to notify our Patrons and the Public  generally that we are receiving New Goods every day,  and we are now carrying a full and complete stock of  Staple and Fancy Groceries  at  prices  that  will  astonish  you,  FLOUR  Your favorite  brands,  "XXXX"  " Strong   Baker's/*   and  " Economy,"    Something you have all been wanting,  aSfs.    &V*    *Y*  ���?&      ���sW      'A<?  FISH.     FISH.  Salt Herring, Mackerel, Salmon Bellies and Dried Herring,  Just in; another supply of Choice Creamery, same price 35c,  Front  OLSON & PHELAN.  e�� j itMmiuanaamefSK  &  *   Jenckes Machine Co. :  ��  ~ SHERBROOKE,   C��>UE,  *Y4    *Y<:    *y&  w      -sjF      "A*  *Y<-   *y&   ^fe  -?Jl> <ltS* Vil>  ���911-  ���>lf  *is=-  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 Catalogues. -���  F.   R.  MEN DEN HALL,   Agent,   Spokane and  Rossland.  ROOKLYN  Greenwood Camp, Boundary Creek, B,C,  First-class Accommodation.     Best of Wines, IViquors and Cigars.  LIVERY     STABLE     IN     CONNECTION.  Saddle and Pack Horses provided. THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES,  THE RECORDS FOR THE WEEK.  MARCH  2.  Gracie, fract., Central camp, R.'J. Hood.  York, Smith's camp, I. H. Hallett.  Grover, I*ong Lake camp, I. Bond.  march 4.  Burns, Copper camp, T. Witte and J. Bruce.  Shamrock, Pass creek, C. C. Luther.  Gibraltar, Pass creek, J. G. Wrig-ht.  Sweet Sixteen, Grand Forks, A. Forthier.   ,  Reco, Welling-ton camp, H. Allen.  Ruby, McKinnej' No. 2, M. R. French.  Homestake, Hard}' mtn., Thos. Newby.  march 5.  Primrose, Kimberle3r camp, L. Woodworth.   .  march 6.  Empress, Pass creek, Wm. Guttridge.   ���  Earlj' Bird, fract.,  W. Dircksen, D. Woodhead.  Florence, Deadwood camp, Jas. Stack.  Conveyances.  FEBRUARY   25.  Round Butte, Iron Cliff, % int. each, J. M. Har-  grave to L> A. Manl3'.  Snow King-, all int., G. F. Raulston to J. Mej-er  Snow King-, % int., Jno. Meyer to J. Lenag-han.  Cliff, % int., J. Cockell to J. A. Laviuis.,  FEBRUARY  27.  Big- Six, % int., Jno. Bell to O. D. Emor3r.   ,<���  Helen, 1-16 int., T. M. Daly  to W:jJ.  Lindsay  and W. A. McDonald. ,     " ' ;  Helen, 1-16 int., T. M. Daly to J. M. Fitzpatrick  Snow King-, % int., Jno. Meyer to  F. McMaiin.  MARCH  1. ' " -  Britton, D. B. Pettyjohn to E. Clark.'  Bay State, ^ int., E. O'Rourke to J. F. Reddy.  '    Ditto,       ditto,    J. F."Reddy to M. O'Rourke.  Butte, % int., J. M. Taylor to F. Rogers. ,  Ophir, Buffalo, Moran, V\ int. each, E. Davis to  A. C. Sutton,       ,.  Last Chance, % int., S. S. Schuler to Sutton.  Ditto, ditto,  R. Clark jr. to Titsworth.  -    ' . MARCH  2.  Present Help, % int., J. H.  Morrison to G. B.  Tavlor.  M. Kelliher.  to J. W. Powell  J- ��. Y 1\J L ��� r  Gracie, y2 int., R.'J. Hood to M.  T^ittle Chief,'% int., Jas. Fislier  ���     MARCH  3.  Meadow I^ark,. % int.,.J.  J.  Winters  to  W.  GA  .McMynn and Jas. McNicol.  Iron Pyrites, % int., D. A. Holbrook to W.  G.  ' McMynn.  Parag-on, Pasadena, }i int. each, J. M.  O'Toole  to H. Heinlow.'  .        ��� MARCH 4.   .  95, % int., A. Wallace .to P. Hickey.  Sunniside % int., Primrose j^. Meadow Lark Ys,  Ruby'% (subject to bond),  Jumbo,   Queen  of  Sheba's l/z,~ Crown "Silver "1-16,   BlaCk-Bess-,  Queen Bess 1-6 int.,  W.  G. McMynn to Mary  McMynn.  Aurora, Ibex, % each, J. A. Currie to N. Tokla's  Toronto, A. Shannon to Thos. Wren.  Aurora, S. C. Gates to J. A. Currie. ���  No. 9, all int., R. Wood to J. R. Robertson.  Certificates of Work.  MARCH   1.  Combination���Combination M. & M. Co.  MARCH 2. '  Winner���O. B. Nelson and J. McLenaghaii.  MARCH  4.  Wake���Wake, Atwood and Doug"las.  Tig-er���Fred Graaf and Jno. Pug-steg".  march 6.  Crown Point���Doug-las, Wake and Atwo.od. .  t MARCH-9,       :  Welling-ton Square���Ella Clark.  C.O.D.���R. Donagiu.  CORRESPONDENCE.  [We are in no way responsible for the opinions  of our correspondents.J  Midway, March 9th, 1897."':  Editor, Boundary. Creek Times:  Sir,���In your last week's issue 3'ou devoted a  great deal of space to the shooting- affair at  Midway on the morning- of the 26th ult., and as  I consider myself to a certain extent responsible for this shooting- I trust that you will also  g-ive me space in your paper to explain the  matter.  In the first place, I mayr say that since my arrival in Midway last August I have been sta3'-  ing with Mrs. McMynn at the Government  house. About the middle of last month la  grippe made its appearance amongst us, and on  Februarys 20th Dr. Jakes ordered Mr. and Mrs.  McMynn and their daughter Alice to bed,where  they all remained almost continuously until  the morning of the shooting. During this time  I nursed.theni as far as I could, and therefore  know the condition in' which they were. About  3.30 o'clock of the morning of the 26th, after  being'asleep only about three hours, I was  awakened b3r a hammering noise which alarmed me, and on going into the sick room found  that Mr. McMynn was out of bed. I found him'  at the kitchen window, told him I thought .  there were robbers in the office, and to get his  pistol, go outside arid frighten them away. Mr,  McMynn was in such a condition, caused by  his sickness, that it seemed to me impossible  for him to do an3Tthing else ; in fact if he had  not gone out at once I would have got the pistol  and fired it myself.  I am satisfied that he did not shoot with intent to injure.any person, and we are all very  sorry indeed that Mr. Hood was wounded, and  I am sure no one more so than Mr. McMynn  himself. There must, however, be something  wrong with any Act if it requires men to come  to any office to do business at 3.30 o'clock in the  morning, and then have to hang around such  office until 9 o'clock before their business can  be done. The old maxim that- 'f Ever3r man's  house is his castle," I believe still applies, but  under such circumstances I think it ought to  be " fortified."  Mr. McMynn is one of the oldest settlers in  this district, therefore well known ; and I understand he has always, as an officer, been  noted for his courage, coolness and integrity,  and his old friends now freely express themselves that there must be some special cause  for this unfortunate shooting affair ; and that  the action lately taken by ".a few " people in  Greenwood City is altogether caused by personal spite and jealousy, and the "mis-"repre-  sentative meeting of the few miners and merchants held in Greenwood City, for which Mr. -  L/eslie Hill, in his letter of the 1st inst. in your  paper, apologises by saying " all those who did  not receive notice of this meeting will kindly  excuse it,.as it' was necessary to get out the  papers in time to catch Tuesday's mail," explains itself.' Mr.'McMynn, I am sure, is anxious that an enquiry^ should be made into the  matter, when no doubt, in. due course justice  will be done to all.���Yours respectfully,  k. m. Mckenzie.  GREENWOOD  AND VICINITY.  Mr.^L/eslie^Hill returned froni 'Vernon on Wednesday:   ; ;v  ;Masks for next Tuesday's masquerade, bail may. be . obtained from Mr.  Munro. '    ���" ...  A' special rig, with commercial men  from the Coast, came in from-Penticton  on Saturday.     .  An immense safe���the largest ever  broug-ht into the district���was safely  landed at Rendell & Co.'s store last  week. "'"���' :  . On Friday morning the thermometer  registered l7deg\ below " zero. This is  quite unprecedented weather for the  time.of year.  Mr. Robt. Wood is rapidly recovering"  from .the effects of- his recent severe ill-  ness.aiid may possibly leave Victoria  for Greenwood next week.  Mr. F..B. Smith has.become a partner wi%h Mr^TU. Gbihstock irithe stage  line between Grand Forks and Greenwood, having purchased J. Dufour's  interest..  Mr. Geo. Guess has rented his office  at Midway to Mr. F. M. Kerby and has  joined his brother at Greenwood. Mr.  H. A. Guess, left on- a trip to Fairview  on Tuesday.  Messrs. Smith and Hodg-son have  pre-empted the Peterson ranch near  the Big- Windy, which had become vacant. -This is likely to become a very  valuable property.  Pending" the result of the enquiry  held this week regarding" the circumstances connected with the shooting- of  Mr. Hood^ Mr. McMj^nn has been suspended from his office of provincial  constable.  The Rev. H. Irwin, of Rossland, arrived in Greenwood on Tuesda3%. walking" the greater part of the way from  BossburgY He held divine service in  the schoolhouse on Wednesday evening-, a larg-e cong-reg-atibn being* present. Mr'. Irwin hopes to be able to  hold faster services here within the  octave. The Townsite Company have  generously reserved a lot as a site for  an Anglican church on L/ong- Iyake  street, near the school.  The following- notice has been conspicuously advertised throughout the  district :  WANTED���A WET NURSE.���Situation  vacant for a strong-willed Young Woman, aged from 20 to 25 years, to take charge of  two overgrown foolish boys who have a weakness for townsite "jumping." Applicants  must prove themselves competent to administer  wisdom with a club, and show references as to  their abilit3r in taking care of children.��� Appty  personally at FISHER'S   RANCH-  ANY PERSON having Claims or Lots for  Sale, please send particulars and price to  C.T. W. PIPER,  27-4 Government Street, Victoria, B.C.  Boundary Valley   Lodge,  No. 38, I.O.O.F.  EETS every  Tuesday  ,    *    Evening   at   7.30  in  their lodge room at Greenwood, B.C.   A cordial  invitation is extended to all sojourning brethren. Thos. Hardy, N.G.  W. J. HARBER',.Rec. Sec.  /0  W.   JAKES,   M.D.,   CM.,  BY APPOINTMENT  Resident Physician to Kettle  River District.  Office       :       :       Greenwood. B.C.  Dissolution of Partnership,  NOTICE.  THE co-partnership' heretofore existing between Richard ��� N. . Taylor and James  Fisher, trading under the name of R. N. Taylor & Co., druggists, of Greenwood Glty, B.C.,  has, so far as the drug, business .is concerned,  been dissolved this day by mutual consent, the  said James Fisher retiring ; hereafter'the business will be-cdnducted by Stephen Taylor, who  will pay all debts due by, and receive "all-payments due, to, the late firm.-- _   . ���    .  '���" ...-.,  '-.   R. N. TAYi;o^& 'CO: "  Greenwood; B.C.", . '-���-' --V ���-'     : "���"���'���<  ���  March 4th, 1897.       ������  ���-.. - ;. *-       . ' 27-2> -.  Arrived THis Week  . A Nice Assortment of Choice  Including  Cabbages, Parsnips, Carrots, Turnips, Onions, Blood Beets and Murphies.  *V&    *��*���    ��!'<���  ���3i��"    ?iF    ->iv  R.   J.   COATES,  -   ; Government Street, Greenwood.  MINERAL, . ACT,    1896.  Certificate -of-Improvements,  ''���"[     "    '' NOT ICE Z   "'./.'. ..  MONARCH Mineral  Claim, situate in the  Kettle  River, mining division of Yale  district.    Where located : Greenwood camp.  Take notice that I, Thomas Humphrey,' free  miner's certificate No. 702,52, intend, sixty dayrs  from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for  the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the  above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 23rd'day of February, 1897.        26  L    ,   ,,    m I'll., H..U.H.I m'��', ,huw;"i jh.ii.uj ��� ���      "    i���   i i,l i "  '     ������" "������  St. Patrick's Day in,the Morning   o   ' - *���'     Will be giveu-iii  theJ-Building  -���  Adjoining the Pioneer Hotel  Greenwood City, B.C.  OnTttesday, i6th of ��March.  ��� '���' All are Cordially Invited.  SQUARE   HOUSE.  CO  ���J  m  a:  o  CO  inasor.  Greenwood City, B.C.  Geo. E: Seymour & Co., Props.  First-class  Accommodation.  Stages from all parts pass the  �� door.  CO  0  c  m  u  5  o  m  0)  SQUARE   TREATMENT.  �����-"" ���i"-"-"'-''-^-'* THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES,  W  Of  y  THE MIDWAY SHOOTING CASE.  On Wednesday afternoon Mr. C. A.  R. I^ambly, S.M., held an ' enquiry at  Greenwood into the shooting of Mr. R.  J. Hood by the Mining Recorder, Mr.  McMynn, the 26th of February last,  in accordance with instructions from  the Government.  The first witness called was Mr.  Hood, who gave evidence to the fact  that he was shot in the right arm between the hours of 3 and 4 on the morning of Friday, the 26th of February,  while standing on the stoop outside the  door of the Recorder's office at Midway.  Fither six or seven shots were fired,  the fourth taking effect. No warning  at all was given before the firing commenced. Asked what object he had  for visiting the office at so "early an  hour, witness replied he was anxious  to be the first to take advantage of the  opening* of the office in the morning, in  order to record a claim which had been  staked by several different parties that  night. He was perfectly sober at .,the  time of the shooting and had made no  noise_. beyond knocking his,feet together to keep them warm.     ;  William L,ewis, who was with Hood  when the shooting occurred, corroborated the statements of the former witness.  R. W. Deans  deposed   ys  follows : I  am   a   provincial   constable.    On    the  morning of Friday, the 26th   of  Febu-  " ary,   as   I  was  going  to  my duties   I  heard of the shooting.    I went over  to  the office and there saw James  Fisher,  who told me that Hood had  been  shot  in the arm.    I  then  went  outside  the  office door on to the stcop and saw what  was apparently the mark of a.bullet on  the railing.    I noted the  direction   the  shot had taken and  saw  that  it  must  have been fired from the hind corner of  the building.    I went to this spot  and  saw one footprint in the  snow  outside  the beaten  path:    Mr.   McMynn  then  came out by the kitchen   door.    I  said  to   him,    " Was   there   any    shooting  round here this morning ? " he replied,  "Yes."    I then asked, " Do you  know  who did it ? " he answered, " I did   it."  Mr. McMynn was looking very unwell.  Witness   had   had   a   voluntary  statement with reg?rd to. the shooting from  McMynn to the following effect: That  he had been awakened during the night  by a noise in the office and had  at  the  time   supposed   that   it  was  someone  tampering with   the  safe.    The  noise  sounded as if the safe was being  drilled and the hole t imped.    Shortly after  this a Miss McKenzie, who  boards   at  the house, came to the door of his bed-,  room and told hkii that there were men  in the office.    He got up,  went  to  the  office door and listened and was still of  the opinion that there were-men in the  office.    Miss M Kenzie saw him again  and  said, " Why   don't  you   get  your  gun and shoot ?,"    He went to the  outside corner of the. kitchen   and  seeing  one man  oh   the  stoop   and   another  walking,up and down.   He thought the  man on the stoop was talking  to  men  inside the office, and he  imagined   the  men outside to be keeping guard while  others   inside   robbed  the   safe.    Mr.  McMynn showed witness powder marks  and the mark of a  bullet  on  the  dog-  kennel placed near the office  door, and  remarked, he could not understand how  he could have done such a crazy thing,  he was sure had he  been  in   ordinary  health he would have acted very differently.  Mr. McMynn asked witness if hewas  certain he had repeated the story told  him correctly. Was witness sure that  he (McMynn)-had said that he saw two  men from the kitchen, or that Miss  McKenzie had spoken to him twice ?  Witness:���To. the best of my knowledge and belief I have repeated the  account you gave me the morning after  the shooting occurred. Witness then  stated that he carried a letter to Mr.  Hood from Mr. McMynn, that he went  to see Hood to learn if he meant to lay  an information, and if not he had intended to bring a charge himself.  Since, however, he had changed his  mind and had written to headquarters  for instructions.  Dr. Jakes said he had dressed Hood's  wound on the 26th or 27th of last  month at about 5 o'clock in the morning. The,wound was in the right forearm from an inch and a half to two  inches below the elbow. It was not a  particularly dangerous wound for a  gunshot wound. The bullet entered  on the outer and anterior surface of the  forearm and passed out near the inner  margin of the anterior surface of the  forearm without touching the bone.  The wound is 4% inches in length. Had  attended Mr. McMynn and his wife  and child , who were suffering from la  grippe, professionally for about a week  previous to the shooting. Mr. McMynn  had a moderately severe attack of the  illness ; the main symptons in his case  being prostration and mental depression. He saw Mr. McMynn the day  before the shooting and?'told him he  had risen too,soon from bed and advised him to be careful of himself.  Mr. J. Kerr, J. P. and Provincial  Constable Flkins also gave evidence.  Mr. Kerr stated that at Mr. McMynn's  request he had interviewed Mr. Hood  and asked him to lay an information.  Mr. EJlkins testified that McMynn had  admitted to him firing, the shots on the  26th of February. Witness had been  employed in the Recorder's office since  the Saturday previous to the shooting  owing to the illness 'of the Recorder.  He remembered handing a sum of  money to McMynn on Thursday afternoon, the 25th, and that he made several attempts to count the amount before succeeding. McMynn made the  remark th^.t he did not feel equal to  work. He looked ill and seemed to be  muddied in his head.  The enquiry was then adjourned until Thursday to  receive  Miss  McKen-.  zie's and  Mr.   McMynn's  evidence  at  Midwa3r.    Miss McKenzie's examimination was  commenced at 10 o'clock oh.^Thursday  morning. She deposed to hearing a  noise early, on Friday morning, the  26th of February, and to calling Mr.  McMynn and asking him to shoot to  scare the men away.  Mr. McMynn made, a  lengthy  statement   regarding   the  incidents  which  led to the shooting of  Hood.    He  said  he had taken a  dose   of   medicine   on  Thursday  night  and  was   unable   to  sleep until a late hour.    He  at length  succeeded, but was afterwards awakened by hearing a noise in   the  direction  of the office.    The  window  blind  was  only   drawn  down   half way   and   he  noticed that it was  dark.    He   got  up  and listened at the office door ;   noticed  by the clock that the.time was  3:40  a.  m.    He went to  the  back  and looked  out, and saw one man walking up  and  down.     Miss  McKenzie  then came to  him and told him men   were  breaking  into the office.    There  was  a  sum  of  about a thousand dollars  in   the  safe,  mostly in currency..   He was  also  anxious  lest  the  two   prisoners   in   the  lock-up   at, the   time   should   escape.  After Miss   McKenzie   had 'spoken   to  him he rushed out and fired three shots  when he heard a   man  cry  out,   "I'm  shot."    He then saw two men walk off  towards the hotel and  fired  two  more  shots after them.    Mr.   McMynn  then  read section 50 of the  Criminal  Code,  which says that a man in peaceful possession of a   house   having reasonable  cause to  believe  that  an   entrance  is  being jorced with   a  felonious   intent,  had a right  to  use  sufficient  force   to  prevent the  felony   being  committed.  He asserted that  Hood  was  to  blame  for coming to the office at that hour of  night, it did not affect a title to a claim  one  way or another what time  it was  recorded inside the proscribed limit  of  time ; Hood was to blame for stamping  with his feet, for tying his horse close  to the building and not to the hitching  post, and also for not knocking at the  office door. He (McMynn) was satisfied the same circumstances could  never again occur. He was exceedingly ill and nervous at the time, and he  had never been confined to bed with  il'ness before. The revolver used was  a 38 calibre Colt's, had he shot with intent to hurt the result would have been  far more serious, as the weapon shot  very hard and true. In his official capacity he had always done his duty  and had tried a number of people without fear or favor. He desired no other  treatment in his own case.  At the conclusion of the examination  Mr. Lambly visited the place where  the shooting occurred and drew a plan  which together with his report will at  once be forwarded to the proper authorities.  GREENWOOD AND VICINITY.  Ferdinand Dittmer came in on Friday's stage. '  Final payments were made on Thursday on the No. 9 and No. 15 claims in  Central camp.  It is stated that Mr. S. R. Almond  has been appointed mining recorder, at  Grand Forks.  Iva grippe is. still prevalent in. the  district, the latest victim being Mr.  I^es. Birnie of Anaconda.  Mr. Morrison has decided to run a  daily stage between Marcus and  Greenwood after the 1st of April.  A tunnel has been started on the  Combination , and is now f.in 8 feet.  What appears to be a body of sulphide  ore was struck this week.  The assessment work was completed  this week on the Morning Sun, overlooking Anaconda on the west, and the  claim has a very promising appearance. There are two leads, one quartz  with galena and the other copper-iron.  Mr. Nathan, representing R. J. Bea-  ley & Co., of Rossland, arrived in  Greenwood by Friday's stage, to make  arrangements for erecting a building  immediately, whivh will be used as a  private bank. Mr. Bealey himself is  expected from Rossland to-day.  A memorial, addressed to the Attorney-General, has been forwarded by  the citizens' committee, embodying a  report of the investigation held this  week by Mr. I^anibly into the shooting  of J. Hood by Const. McMynn, and requesting- the government to take further action in the matter.  J. W. Bissett, a. freighter, visited  the district this week at the request of  C.P.R. officials, with a view to enquiring into the freighting question. He  is prepared to put eighty horses on the  Penticton-Grecnwcod road if satisfactory '..arrangements with the Boundary  Creek merchants can be made.  The pamphlet descriptive of the  Boundary Creek district compiled ��� by  Mining and Commercial Associated  has been received ��� from the printers  and copies will be forwarded to free  libraries in American and Canadian  cities'at once. Copies of the pamphlet  will also be placed in railway stations  and other public places where they are  likely to attract attention.  W. D. PAL/HER  Greenwood City, B.C.  Office and Store Fixtures  a  specialty.  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