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 w  W  II  If  i if;  SATURDAY,   NOVEMBER  5,   1898  "<*-  *���/.  */  *t  fe  <?  <r  *&  ^  ^  10SX  W:  1DM% 3owrtta^  PUBLISHED AT GREENWOOD, B.C  KVHMBBBta.'Vl  T  he  td.  ��� ���  iKA-V-V  vxwvv^ MANUFACTURERS  OF  ^SHfSKraooxn  >%����  rr3  5  Concentrators, Smelters, Steam  Hoists, Engines and Boilers,  Water Wheels, etc.  SAW,  PLANING AND SHINGLE  MILL MACHINERY.  High Speed Corliss Engines.  &   m  %  *���  T   #  ssgfiiS  w  Works i  Branch Office?  Building,  :t'i'  II.  1  a  i  it?  K;  iH:'  ���:',)-������;  ���">���' '-;! GREENWOOD,     B.C.  Dealers in Shelf arid Heavy Hardware j Stoves, cooking and heating f Graniteware and  Tinware? Crockery and Glassware r Iron, Steel and Piping? Ore Cars and  Wheels; Powder, Fuse and Caps; Victor Exploders j Leading and Connecting  Wire?   Windows and Doors ?   Paints, Oils, etc,  ^ The best shop in the district for Tinning/Plumbing and Jobbing Work.  Beg to announce   that   they   have   purchased  the  Retail Grocery Department from Rendell & Co,  and will hereafter be found on Copper Street near  the International Hotel* anxious to supply the public  ��nniLn'iuii����a  rum -iff-Wrf ntmwr *w�� *bi **�����,����� Wrf whew wwr <lKWMmrJuwru���wm',A w iiwr  with all kinds of  Greenwood,. B.C., October 19th, 1898.  T LEASE   VISIT  US. ZT&'.aaiiXxzriZZjzrzztxs:  tfrXayistrsAiiarniA-iistns^.  n  f  '?���:  A Weekly Paper published in the interests ot the Boundary Creek Mining District.  Vol, V,  GREENWOOD, .'EG, SATURDAY,   NOVEMBER  5, 1898,  113  No; 9  AT   THE   END   OP   TETHER.  FTER reveling in the saturnalia of waste and mismanagement which has characterized the  street work since its inception, the members of  the municipal council awoke on Monday evening* to a realization of the fact that money  secured by virtue of the street by-law had been  all but expended and the work contemplated is  anything but completed. The figures of the treasurer  appeared to dumbfound the worthy aldermen, who evidently  had been laboring under the impression that $13,000 odd  dollars could not be expended,even by the system under  which the street improvements were carried on.  As the majority of the aldermen were anxious to attend  the English church concert, the meeting was held at 7  o'clock. The concert apparently was an incentive to punctuality for a quorum was present at the time mentioned.  Mayor Wood presided and Aid. Galloway, Paton and Phe-  lan were present. Aid. Kerr who had been absent from the  city reached the council chamber shortly after eight o'clock  and Consequently was spared the agony of listening to the  treasurer's tale of financial woe.  J. Holmes who had been driving the team that, hauled\  the street cars, got mixed up in one of the numerous wrecks  that lend excitement to the work of making the Government street cut and escaped with a badly damaged foot. Mr.  Holmes claimed that he was injured while carrying out the  instructions of the o superintendent and modestly asked for  $30, two weeks'pay. The superintendent will be asked to  report on the matter to the city solicitor who will advise the  council regarding the proper course to pursue.  Then the council were startled by numerous and heavy  bills for the care of a man who had been working on the  street and who fell ill without having the necessary means  to pay for attendance. First Dr. Foster presented a bill for  $40 for professional services ; then J. Moore wanted $42.50  for nursing the man for 17 days. The Commercial Hotel  asked for $69 for the patient's and nurse's board, and Miller  Bros, asked for $8.90 for drugs, making a grand total of  $160.40. Aid. Galloway didn't believe in paying these  accounts without a rigid inquiry. He moved to refer them  back to the finance committee and this course was adopted.  Accounts from other sources were also turned over to the  finance committee for inspection.  After these accounts had been disposed of, Mr. Geo. R.  Naden, the city treasurer, made his appearance. He was  armed with a formidable array of figures and at the request  of the council, he told a very interesting though disappointing story regarding the expenditure of money borrowed for street improvements. Mr. Naden informed the council that after discounts, exchange and incidentals had been  accounted for the street loan netted $12,700. Of that amount  $10,531.47 had been expended up to Oct. 27, leaving at that  date a balance of $2,169.53. Since then men had been employed, nails had been purchased f. o. b. Rossland for $149.-  20 ; bills from the Russell Hardware Company and D. Mc-  Duff aggregating over $100 had to be paid and the council  had contracted for 100,000 feet of lumber at cost of $1,500 ;  of this over $1,000 was for sidewalks. Taking these  accounts into consideration but ver\r little money would be  left from the street loan.  The announcement was a startling one but after studying  the matter for a short time, the brillant suggestion was  offered that Peter should be robbed to pay Paul by a new  system of bookkeeping. The suggestion involved the misappropriation of monejr from the waterworks loan for street  improvement purposes. Whether the council would have  disregarded the clauses of the Municipal Clauses Act to  adopt the suggestion must remain an undecided question  because the careful treasurer quietly informed the council  that in this instance Peter was almost as poor as Paul and  after allowances were made for debts already contracted  there would be only about $1,900 left, not more than enough  to dig trenches and lay the pipe.  The city solicitor then came to the rescue of the council  with a section which had been excavated from ari obscure  corner of the Municipal Clauses Act. This action gives-  authority to the council to borrow the difference between  the sum mentioned in the loan and the amount realized by  the sale of the debentures. This amount may be borrowed  without the consent of the electors. Mr. Black was instructed to telegraph Mr. Hogg with, a view to securing this additional amount.  The city engineer was also instructed to prepare an  estimate of the; cost of the uncompleted work and if the  council can secure the additional $2,500 referred to, an effort  will be made to complete work now underway.   .  The city solictor informed the council that they' had no  authority to appropriate money for school purposes. The  trustees will be furnished with this information. This completed the programme for the evening's entertainment and  at 8:05 o'clock the members of the council were hastening-  to seek consolation at the English church social. .    '���'  i��/5-   ' ��sfe   ' ..its.  ''&        ?'& ���>!$      ���  THE   TREASURER'S   DUTY.  In the absence of a city auditor the citizens of Greenwood look to the treasurer to protect their interests. The  treasurer's personal interests in the city are so important  that he can very readily afford to antagonize the council in  the performance of his duty. The suggestion made on  Monday night that money should be taken from the Waterworks I/oan for street purposes was a very improper and  alarming suggestion to offer. The fact that the streets  have not been graded up to that point outlined in the engineer's first estimate, is not a serious matter ; it is a serious-  matter that the council or any member thereof should even  suggest the robbing of the Waterworks Loan for street purposes. It is of the highest importance that the system of  waterworks should be the very best. People care but little  to see every street in Greenwood perfectly level, but they  are exceedingly anxious that they should have a water  system that will give them the very best protection against  fire. Every dollar available from the Waterworks L>oan is-  urgently needed for that purpose and  no  other ; indeed, if  there were a few thousand more dollars available there  would not be too much for a good dam, a sufficiently large-  reservoir, and for the necessary pipe, hose, etc.  Under the circumstances the treasurer should refuse to  honor any order, or pay one dollar, that has for its object  the misappropriation of the Waterworks Loan. The law  and public opinion will back him up in thus safeguarding -  the most important interests of the city. At this juncture  we feel sure that the citizens will be interested in again  reading the engineer's estimate of what ought to have been  done with the money borrowed for street purposes :  Estimate of the Cost of Street Gnawing and Sidewalks,  Gkeenwood, B.C. :  Sold Street,'grading-, S500.  Silver, Street," grading, 31,000 ; 4-ft. sidewalk one side, 6150.  Copper Street, grading, SI,500 ; 6-ft. sidewalk both sfdes, $450.  , Dundee and Government streets, grading, S3,000 ;   6-ft.  sidewalk  both  sides, S450.  Greenwood Street, grading, Si.800 ; 6-ft. sideAvalk both sides, S400.  Deadwood Street, grading" SI,100 ; 4-ft. sidewalk both sides, S150.  Long Lake Street, grading, S800 ; 4-ft. sidewalk both sides, S200.  Centre Street, grading, S200 ; 4-ft. sidewalk- both sides, S60.  Short Street, grading, $200 ; 4-ft. sidewalk- both sides, S60.  Wellington Street, .grading, 3500 ; 6-ft. sidewalk one. side, S100.  Skvlark Street, grading, $1,000.  Total cost, $13,570. THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES.  ^liiiiiiiliiillUiiiliiliiiUiiliUiiliiiiUillllilUlliiiiliiliiliiiiiUiliiliiiiillilUiiliiiiUlUiiilUiiiUlli^  IS THE BEST HOTEL IN GREENWOOD.     A New Building,   well furnished.     First-class  Service in all departments.     Choice, Wines,  Liquors and   Cigars. ,  Headquarters  for  Mining  and Commercial Men.  Copper Street, Greenwood.  ^T?n???TT?TT?????T??n????H???fT??T??H?H?T?T!T??T??????n?fH???n??????????T?????H?!???TTfT????????T?TTT??ffTr^  mm* uwjfjewsmw ects  GREENWOOD AND   DISTRICT.  Duncan   Ross   has   fully  from his recent illness.  recovered  A. Sperry & Go's, store building oh  Copper street is completed and the firm  are moving their goods.  S. Breslauer of the Greenwood Mercantile Company has fully recovered  from his recent illness.  J. B. Johnson, a prominent real estate man of Rossland, spent several  days in the city this week.  Mr.   Moody   is    now .convalescent.  His daughter, Mrs^ Grant,   is yet quite  , seriously ill but is slowly recovering.  R. Masson Smith, representing the  Reliance X<oan Association was in the  city this week organizing a local Board  of Directors.  Mrs. R. Smailes and family returned  to Greenwood on Sunday after spending a lengthy holiday in the Coast  cities. Mr. Smailes went out to Pen-  ticton to meet them.  There was a good attendance at the  English Church concert on Monday  evening and quite a sum was added to  the church fund. A good programme  was rendered and refreshments were  served. Mr. 10. H. Mortimer was chairman.  ��� The Fireman's ball on Friday evening was a decided success financially  and from the standpoint of those who  went there to enjoy themselves. Porter's orchestra as usual rendered good  music. The Pioneer hotel furnished  an excellent supper.  railway near   Niagara.  A   New   Wagon   Road.  Active work has commenced  on  the  Welsh's gang  are cutting into the mountain of rock  through  along  which   the   road   must   pass  the   West   Fork of   the   Kettle  river.    The   contractors have  built   a  good wag-on road from the North Fork  road to Summit camp. The contractors' road follows the railway route,connecting- with the Greenwood-Summit  camp road at Rendell's ranch. This  new road makes an exceptionally easy  grade to Grand Forks, Fholt pass being over 1500 feet lower than any other  route across the mountains.  Bank   of   Toronto.  In addition to the banks which started business here, another chartered  bank was represented in Greenwood  this week. The Bank of Toronto is  opening a branch in Rossland. Its  Rossland manager, Mr. A. B. Barker,  and Mr. W. Coulson, son of the general manager, Toronto, speni several  da3rs in Greenwood this week. The}'  were interested spectators of the race  between the other bankers. Messrs.  Barker and Coulson visited several of  the mines and Miclwa3r. They returned to Rossland on Thursda}%  iiuiuutiiumuu  Boilers,  Hoists,  Pumps,  "L-.cirs,  Wheels,  Electric  Batteries  and Fuse,  iiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiuii  Stamp Mills.  Compressors,  Drills,  Hose,  Oils �� Waste,  Pipe & Fittings  Gongs, dc,  mmmmmmn?  STOCK     ON      HAND     AT     ROSSLAND.  ���f^  O        9  o     o     e  anadian Rand Drill Co.  F.   R.  MENDENHALL,   Agent,   Spokane  and  Rossland.  uiMfti��cuE��!��x9acaraw.uweawiiKKaijQ!&^ n^ssae^nrwR^sTTasDaQMraBotjiEMJCJt  tor  PURE     DRUGS,      DRUGGISTS'     SUNDRIES,  PATENT   MEDICINES,   CIGARS,    AND  EiNE    CANDIES.  -^^f^sp-s^^Sf^^S *"-*s-?*^--r-  Prescriptions carefully and accurately Compounded  Corner Copper and Greenwood  Streets,  Greenwood, B. C.  rrBE-^flar.w.-wwraawKWB  ji aww aw wui-��iu!��.,aCT[a3-��]CTc.M vaw-^^  ETTLE  First-class Accommodation.    Good Stabling.    Stopping Place for  McAULEY ��. KEIGHTLEY, Proprietors,  Stages.- j^^r^:i'^^ivJ'^^r'~?^'~s  �����i  II  ���VI  ^ At  THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES.  ^UUiUiiiim  & CO.,  Copper Street, Greenwood  ARRIVING     DAILY.  CLOTHING.���We have an elegant line of Fall and  Winter Clothing, consisting of Tweed Suits, Serge  Suits, Corduroy Suits, Mackinaw Clothing. Ulsters,,  Overcoats, Reefers, Pants, Odd Vests, etc  ���Top Shirts, Heavy Woollen Un  derwear, Socks, Gloves, Mittens, etc.  ���Needless for tis to say a word  regarding this department. We are acknowledged  leaders in this line. We will handle the " Maltese  Cross " Rubbers this season, the very best made in  Canada.    One shipment already in.  HatS and CapS.���A fine assortment.  Groceries and Provisions.���a complete -stock of  Staple and Fancy Groceries.    Everything first-class.  ^3��= We would be pleased to have you call and Inspect our Stock. "ISO*1  ^mmmmmmmmwflwjmrommn^  WILL   EXPERIENCE   TEACH?  During his recent trip oyer the lines  of the C.P.R.,   President  Van  Home  made a persistent effort  to  enlist  the  co-operation of the boards of trade, in  his second'attempt to shut  the  Corbin  railway out of the Boundary Creek district.     I^ast year,   when   the   Corbin  charter   was   before  parliament,  this  trick was successfully worked  in Vancouver and  Victoria.    The   merchants  of these cities, while enjoying the benefits  of   the  competition  of  American  transportation companies  themselves,  -denounced as traitors to the  Dominion  all who contended for the same advantages for Boundary Creek.   As there is  reason to believe  that   the  Vancouver  and Victoria boards of   trade  will this  winter   repeat   their  protests  against  ihe granting of the Corbin charter, the  press and boards of  trade  south  Koo-  ��enay and Yale should give them warning that any such action will be resented.    .     .     There.was.a time when, the  stores  of  Nelson   advertised  the  fact  that they handled  no  goods   from the  coast.    If coast merchants do* not wish  to see these advertisements   multiplied  and spread through southern Kootenay  and Yale, they will think twice   before  becoming a party to any conspiracy by  -which,    in   return   for   concessions   to  themselves,   they  deliver  the   mining  and commercial interests of Boundary  Creek over to the monopoly of the  C.P.R.��� Nelson Tribune.  A. S. Black returned last week  from  a visit to Nelson.  Municipal Elections  for 1899-  THE following persons are entitled to vote,  viz. :  FOR    MAYOR:  Any person qualified to vote for Aldermen is  entitled to vote for Mayor.  F-OR    ALDERMEN :  The following persons are entitled to vote,  that is to say :  Any .male or female, being a British subject,  of the full age of twenty-one years, and  (a) Who is the assessed owner of lauds or of  improvements or the assessed occupier of land  situate within'the'municipality-;' or  (b) Who is a,resident of and carries on business and is the holder of a trades license in the  municipal^-, the annual fee for which is not  less than S5.00, and who has paid on or before  the 1st da3r of November, 1898, the full license  fee therefor ; or  (c) Who is a householder within the municipality. A " householder " is defined as a person  who holds and occupies a messuage, dwelling  or tenement, or a'ii3r part of a messuage, dwelling or tenement within a municipality,''paying  therefor a rental or rent value of not less than  sixty dollars per annum.  Householders must have paid all municipal  rates, taxes and license fees (exclusive of water  rate or water rent) on or before the 1st day of  December, 1S98, to entitle them to make the  declaration as mentioned below, and in order  to be included in the voters' list must, on or before the 1st day of December, 1898, enter their  names with the Assessor or Clerk of the municipality as voters, and 'make and personally  deliver to the Assessor or Clerk at the same  time a statutory declaration as set out in section 2, subsection 2, of the " Municipal Elections Amendment Act, 1897."  Forms of said declaration  ma3' be obtained,  at the office of G. B. Taylor, Cit3: Clerk.  No Chinese, Japanese or Indians are entitled  to vote.  B3- order.  G.    B.    TAYLOR,  Greenwood, c. m. c.  15th October, 1898. 110  MINERAL,   ACT,    1896.  Certificate   of   Improvements.  NOTICE, '   .  LADOGA Mineral Claim, situate in the Kettle  River   mining   division   of   Yale   district.  Where located : Deadwood camp,  north of  and adjoining the Iron Pvritee.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Sydney M. Johnson, acting as agent for Wm. M. Law,  free miner's certificate, No. 234a; F. J. Miller,  free miner's certificate, No. 263a; J. W. Blough,  free miner's certificate, No.'301a; H. Wright,  free miner's certificate, No. 238a; and John P.  Anderson, free miner's certificate, No. 384a, intend, sixt3r da3rs 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 25th dav of August, 1898. 103  Meals at all hours.  Open Day and Night.  Private Boxes. launches put up.  Fresh Eastern Oysters Daily.  ���7l<?  WERNER & PITTOCK, Proprietors,  COPPER STREET - - - GREENWOOD, B. C.  Dissolution of Partnership,  NOTICE is hereby given that the partnership hitherto existing between Geo. E.  Se\rmour and C3*ril J. Eales lias this da\- b3'  mutual consent been dissolved. All accounts  due or against said parties must be paid or presented to I. H. Hallett. barrister, Greenwood.  Dated this 15th day of October, 1898. 110  MUNICIPALS AXES.  NOTICE is herebv given that on and after  July 2nd the Cit\'~ Collector will be in the  office of W. B. Paton, Government street, from  10 a. m. to noon, and from 1 p. m. to 4 p. m.  daily (except SuncUiy), for the purpose of receiving municipal taxes for the current \-ear. 95 THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES,  TO   BORROW   MORE   MONEY.  Another special meeting of the city  council was held on Thursday evening  when it was decided to make the attempt to borrow $10,000 by by-law. All  the members of'the council were present excepting Aid. Barrett.  Mr. Shaw the city engineer estimated that it would cost over $5,000 to complete the work now under way without  breaking any ,new ground. Some of  the aldermen objected to going on a  personal joint note to secure money  immediately.  Aid. Phelan believed that all the  money on hand should now be expended on waterworks and let the streets go  until more money could be procured.  Aid. Parry endorsed this view.  Aid. Paton said that it was useless  to disguise the fact that people were  dissatisfied and may not pass another  by-law.  Aid. Galloway had plenty of faith in  the people. They wouldn't want the  streets left in an unfinished state. He  thought the city got fair value for the  money spent.  After further discussion Aid. Kerr  gave notice that at the next meeting of  the council he will introduce a by-law  to raise a futher sum of $10,000 for  street purposes.    The shaft on the Pheasant in Greenwood camp is now down 21 feet. There  is a nice showing of ore at the bottom  indicating that a body of considerable  dimensions has been reached. Work  on this claim will be recontinued  shortljr. , On the adjoining claim, the  King of the Hills, Messrs. Tholl and  Brown are running a tunnel on what  - appears to be the lead lately struck on  the Pheasant���though this is uncer*-  tain. It is their intention to work all  winter. Development on these claims  will go far to prove if the large ore  deposits on the Snowshoe and Rawhide  extend in a north-easterly direction or  not.  TT1"1- ^r.m^^mr-u^M^r^^^^meK^wmiMSwaMrm^-T^^  TIN WHISTLES,  BONES,  Just Received:  G*��>S-40��~O4 l>-O'*0>9'*9>-9-*9P-��-*9>-��-<9>-9-4  <&   CO.,  Copper Street.  NOTICE  NOTICE is hereby given that at the first  sitting of the Board of License Commissioners for the City of Greenwood, held after  this date, we shall apply for a transfer to Ernest Edwin Weeks of the hotel license held by  us for the Windsor hotel, situate on lots 31 and  32, in block 7, in said City <->f Greenwood.  Dated at Greenwood, B.C., this 1st dav of November, 1898.  113 GEORGE E.   SEYMOUR & CO.  ��� V   ���  GREENWOOD  i*    ���   /  mning &  iiiglA  Workshop one door north  of Furniture Store,.  Copper Street.  Estimates given on  ���       ���  ���       ���  Tin and Iron Roofing,  Hot Air Furnaces,  Plumbing,  And all kinds of Job Work  % free of charge. :    :    :..:,,?'  Special Attention given to the new Acetylene  Gas Light.  Call and see us before placing vour Orders.  The Greenwood Branch  ,   OF   THE  NK    OF"  HUGH CAMERON, Proprietor.  '..���'    (r**^ '.'  Best Brands of Wines, Liquors and Cigars.  Good   Stabling.  Established 1862.  -��Hfi9rWl  I  ��*ef  L^-fi&fc^  uaKfluaioEMuuaua.  IN THE  LcPlante Building, Copper St.,  Nearly opposite the Imperial Hotel.  anu��actui%rs of FurniU  ture, Upholstery, etc, 2C  Importers of Crockerj', Glassware, Carpets,.  Wall Paper, Linoleums, etc. Residences and  Hotels furnished throughout. All orders, no-  matter how large, promptlv filled, as we have  the  Uffif STOCK liT 1 PROVINCE,  ��<i    *�������    iV*  ���Slv" flf -tip  Write us for Catalogue and Price List.  *V*    jSJs*    iV'S-  -syv-      �����;***���      �����ik*r  VICTORIA,   B.C.  Trade Mark  Red Star.  ANDERSON,  Manager.  Brands  i Mills Go.  VERNON,   B. C.  HUNGARIAN  THREE STAR  STRONG BAKERS'  SUPERFINE  All made b3r the celebrated Hungarian Plansifter system. Try somer  made by the only Plansifter Mill ins  the Province.  Whole Wheat Hour a.specialty  Bran, Shorts, Chop, etc ':t\',  ^64  THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES,  X-\\  V\  CASCADE   NOTES.  Cascade City, Oct. 29.  P. J. Reilly, formerly of the Nelson  Economist and Walter Wilcox of the  Brooklyn News were among the arrivals in town this week. They have  come with a view of establishing- a  newspaper and prin ting office. Already  their building is under construction  which is on Main avenue opposite the  Townsite Co's. office and from the rep-  ���v utation of these gentlemen   we   would  .Uij ' judge that Cascade will be able to  boast of one of the newsiest sheets in  -the Boundary Creek country. The  name will be the Cascade City Record.  It is rumored that another paper  called the Cascade City Searchlight is  to be established here shortly under  the management of Messrs. ' Nisbet &  Sanders of Kaslo.  ' A. C. Williams is putting up a stable  near the Customs House. Mr. Williams has established a daily stage line  between here and Grand Forks and it  is his intention later to run twice a  ���day to Grand Forks with a daily to  Bossburg.  Messrs. Wallace & Miller have opened a clothing and gents' furnishing  store in Ira Black's new building.  Another wholesale liquor house will  be opened here by Gagner and Roy.  -Contractors report that there is a  great scarcity of brick. There is an  abundant quantity of good clay in this  vicinity and there is no reason why  this would not be a great location for a  brick yard.  Mr. H. L,. Moody the owner of the  new townsite, Christina j at the foot of  , the lake, came back from Rossland  where he had gone to put his lots on  the market. Mr. Moody reports that a  general store will be opened by Stewart & Semple at Christina, and that the  Moody hotel is nearly completed.  Captain Richtie is putting up a hotel  on Second Avenue.  W. M. Wolverton of the Pioneer store  is erecting a warehouse.  William Forrest of Gladstone was  here last Sunday and reports that the  ��� owners of the John Bull have made a  deal with an eastern syndicate whereby the owners of that property will  give Yi interest for $30,000 development  work.  Messrs. Bowness and W. W. Welsher  are registered at the International  hotel. These gentlemen hail from  England and both have had a very varied and extensive experience in mining in South Africa and Australia.  Since their arrival in Greenwood they  have visited the Republic group, Mother Ivode, B. C, Ironsides, Knob Hill  and several other properties and are  more than assured that the mining industry in this district has an extremely  bright future before it., Tb^ propose  staying a considerable -time in this  section.  The Presbyterian church in Greenwood will give one of its popular entertainments on Thanksgiving evening,  Nov. 24th. An excellent programme  is being prepared for the occasion.  Genuine Eastern Apple Cider,  California Orange Cider,  Fresh Fruits.      Tobaccos and Cigars,  Government Street CUT Prices.  GREENWOOD,     B.O.  ���5A*?       9,ft  All kinds of work executed to  the  satisfaction of customers.  Rossland.  Mi fru  Greenwood.  LIMITED    LIABILITY.  $t  GEO.   R.   NADEN,   Manager.V  THE   PALACE   LIVERY   STABLE.  IN   THE   BOUNDARY   GREEK   DISTRICT.  Extra Well Fitted for Long Drives,    Saddle Horses  and Pack  Ponies/   Feed Barn,    Hay and  Oats For Sale,  A. W. ROBINS   -   -   -  E PIONEER HOTEL  Greenwood City, Boundary Creek, B,G  *V* *V4 a1"*  ���y'F *?S*r ���SfiF'  We are prepared to welcome Guests and provide good accommodation.  Headquarters for Mining Men.        Best of Wines, L/iquors and Cigars   L/Ivery Stable in connection. ���  aV* j-V*- ���*���#*���  ���S��kc *I<F '"A**-  y W, NELSON  Proprietor*  tfwawiiJM^m  Are the only direct Importers on the mainland of British Columbia of  BLACKSMITH  Coke, Cement,  Firebricks,   Fireclay/ Lime,  Sewer  Pipe,  Plaster,   etc,,  etc, etc,  If  ������i.i"  $';  i.-rt  -O-  For full particulars as to prices, etc., write  EVANS. COLEMAN & EVANS  Vancouver, B. C.  j-Y*     ^Y<-     *Y*    -^Y*-  ->!���?      ~>ir      �����.*?'      ~>n7  ('.'���V.'!  Agents for the ''Monarch " Brand of Hard Wheat Flour.  Silver Street, Greenwood, B.C. THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES,  O  omes  At Small Cost.  Nothing will make yourhome so  attractive a.s neat and pretty  WALL    PAP1>R.  We have an endless variety, all  prices, styles and quality.    Call  and see our samples.  Books, Stationery, Wall Paper,  Pancy Goods and   Notions,  GREENWOOD  B, C  KX<***nmr^*nM*nTw**^^~L~mr^���rT****imr*aau*,.���a...i**r  PUBLISHED  BY  The Boundary Creek Printing & Publishing  Company, Limited.  Duncan Ross......;........... ...Editor.  TV. J. Harbek....  ...�� ......Manag-er.  Advertising- Rates are One Dollar per inch  per month. Leg-al notices, 10c. and 5c. per line.  No " quack " or remedy, ads. inserted at an3r  pince. Subscriptions are due in advance ; other  accounts payable monthl\-.  Address all communications to  The Times,  Greenwood, B.C.  Subscription, S2.00 per Year, in Advance.  SATURDAY,  NOVEMBER 5, 1898.  THE   CORBIN   CHARTER.  During the past few weeks some good  work has been carried  on   in   favor of  the    Corbin    charter.     The    Toronto  Globe   had a strong   editorial in  favor  of the road and other   eastern newspapers are taking up the matter.    On the  coast there is a  general feeling that it  would  be   a mistake   to allow the passage of similar  resolutions   to those of  the  Board of Trade of last year.    Mr.  A. G. McCandless, a   prominent Victoria merchant, voices   views of   most of  the business men in a letter which   appeared   in   the   Times  a few days ago.  Mr. McCandless saj'S :  , "To the Editor:���Now that  the  citizens   are  awake   to   their   interests in  municipal   matters,   let them also consider     something   equally   important,  that   is  railway   connection   with   the  mainland.    When I   say the  mainland  I do not refer to British Columbia only.  When will Victorians realize   the  fact  that the}' have  nothing to expect from  the C.P.R. but opposition, and   opposition of the worst   kind?      While  professing a friendly   feeling for Victoria  the   C.P.R.   are   doiiiir   everything   in  their power to injtire us.    And whj' not?  Their   interests   are  centered   in Vancouver.    A    by-law   exempting   them  from taxation has just  been passed in  that city.  When Mr. Van Home was in Victoria recently he thanked the people for  fighting the battles of the C.P.R. in  opposing Corbin's scheme to give Victoria railway connection with the  Boundary     country.     Mr.    Corbin    in  tends to make another application for  this charter at no distant date; and  when that time comes Victorians /must,  be on their guard to see that no resolutions are passed either by the board of  trade (of which I am a member) or by  the legislature opposing Mr. Corbin.  I say any Victorian who will vote to  prevent Mr. Corbin or any other American from obtaining a charter which  will give us direct communication with  the Boundary country, independent of  the C.P.R., is either a traitor to Victoria's interests or does not understand  what he is doing." (  The   Marguerite.  E-C. Brown has been.doing considerable work on the Marguerite during  the past summer and has secured some  very high assaj's from the property.  The Marguerite is situated in Providence camp and is owned by Mr.Brown,  J., P. Harland and Dr. McMartin of  New York. Dr. McMartin is expected  here in a few days to examine the  property and in all probability extensive development work w*ill be carried  on after his visit. A shaft has been  sunk on the property to a depth of 40  feet. At the bottom of this shaft a 20  foot ore body has been, crosscut. From  the ledge $33.08 and $25.68 have been  secured in all values. , The ore carries  copper and gold and small silver values.  There is now no hotel open at Oso-  yoos. This is a great inconvenience to  the public. As the government office  for the district is still at Osooyos many  people have to go there on business.  Those from this section, consequently,  have to stay overnight at Anarchist  mountain, or wherever they can get  accommodation,���in all cases many  miles distant from Osoyoos.Q It will be  a godsend to the public when the government office is removed from there.  One of the old landmarks, of Boundary Creek was removed when Andy  Symond's old cabin was taken away to  make place for the Naden-Flood block  on Copper street. This was one of the  oldest, if not the first, of the buildings  where Greenwood now stands.  THE    CANADIAN  Head Office    -   -   -    TORONTO.  Established 1867.  CAPITAL   :   :   $6,000,000.  [Six Million Dollars.]  A Branch of this Bank has been Opened  at GREENWOOD,1 B.C.  ���^���  ���vis-  Savings Bank Department.  Interest allowed on Deposits of SI and upwards.  Approved Notes Discounted.  Drafts Sold.  A  general  Banking-  business  transacted.  M.   11.   /MORRIS,  Manager pro tern.  H.   HALLETT,  Q&anisttx, ^o&citox,  NOTARY    PUBLIC.  GREENWOOD,   B.O.  B.     GRAY,     Jr.,  ' '('.'���  Barrister, Solicitor, etc.  Office:���  Copper Street, Greenwood.  p-ORBES   M.   KERBY,  Assoc. Mem. Can. Soc. Civil Engineers,  AND  CIVII, ENGINEER,  ��� (Jtofarg (pltfiftC ��� MIDWAY,    b. c-.  j      CHRISTIE,   M. R. C. V. S.  (EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND)  Dominion Veterinary Inspector.  All   Domestic   Animals   treated   on   scientific  principles.  Residence   -   -   -   -   GREENWOOD,  B.C.  G.  A.  GUESS, M.A.  H.   A.  GUESS,   M.A.  Assayers & Chemists,  Thoroughly familiar with Boundary Creek  and Fairview mining- diistricts. Properties  examined, assaj^s and analyses of ores, fuels,  furnace products, etc.  Greenwood, B. C.  QMARLES AE. SHAW,  Givil    Engineer,  ��omtnton anb (pwbinciat ��cmb f^urEegor.  GREENWOOD,       -       B.C.  W. S, KEITH, ME.,  (^00aget i <xnb t ��,��tm\&tr  GREENWOOD     -     -B.C.  Mines Examined and Reported on.  &tee^ood Assay 0fffc  JOE C. LUCKENBEL, Prop.  GREENWOOD  B. C.  ~      ^  ^  <^.  <*--��  ���Si  O  O-  u  d    .  3.2  o %  ..-I  *3 to  ti ���%  �� ���=  CD   <u  H   >  .tH  ���*���I  ��'r1  S3  o  o  <x  S3  C3  Tt  c  E  x  w  a>  c  tE&ZXZUlBXUr.  AIDWAY,   B.C.,  REIL-ESTHE HUD FINRN6IHL R6ENTS  -�����%-  'ip  Fire, Lite and Accident Insurance. Knjm.-r.y*;--^'--**^*  THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK    TIMES.  'Sv   /:   i  $nb  H3?l5ofe0<ifer0 of Tfrmee,   Jltqttors dttb Cigar?.  COPPER   STREET  GREENWOOD.   B.C.  The Best Flour on the market.  Our Flour swept everything- at the  New Westminster Exhibition and we  took the " blue ribbon." The wheat  from which our flour is manufactured  carried off first honors as well.  ��J��.        ^4       jJJs,  ���>*!? 'A? ^"kC  Okanagan Flour Mills Co. Ltd,  ARMSTRONG,    B.C.  Our Brands are  Hungarian,    Best Pastry.  XXXX        Strong  Bakers  "Economy/  Ask for the " O.K." brands of Flour  and you won't be disappointed. ��� .  '<���  iV*    a'.4    aV6  ?rF      ~'t\~      f'\~  Greenwood City Mercantile Co  Agents, GREENWOOD.  I  m  KETTLE   RIVER   MINING   DIVISION.  Record  of Mineral  Locations for   the   Week  Ending  November 1st, 1898.  October 26  Copper Crown, Skylark camp, R. T. Evans.  Londonderry, Main Kettle river, R. W. Guill.  Comet, Main Kettle river. C. Rossiter.  October 27  Labelview, Graham camp, A. M. Jones.  October 29  Revenue, Greenwood camp, Wm. Shaw.  Florida, frac, Eholt creek, P. J. Kennedy.  Savage, Copper camp, Wm. Hanna.  Governor, Long Lake camp, G. A. Reudell.  Black Jack, Skylark camp, T. Foust.  Arlington, Eholt creek, C. M. Tobiaseu.  October 31  Gold Bug, Rock creek, H. S. Pitteudrigh.  Extension, Rock creek, H. Nicholson.  Mou tana,. Copper camp, W. S. Keith.  Gold Dollar, Graham's camp, C. Stooke.  Rosy, Graham's camp, S. G. Stooke.  November 1  Short Fellow, Main Kettle river, W. H. Conkle.  LOCAL   NOTES.  Certificates of Work.  October 27  Thistle���J. S. Shearer et al.  Highland Chief���J. S. Shearer et al.  October 28  Sunrise���M. H. Kane.  Modoc���I.F.Kane.  J. M. Rice, the C.P.R. engineer, was  in Greenwood this week. His party  are working" in the vicinity of Summit  camp.  Mr. R. J. Barnett, a prominent business man of Colville, has decided to  locate in Greenwood. He owns some  valuable business lots on Copper and  Government streets. He intends building on Copper street next to the Windsor hotel.  J. J. and D. Bannerman of Rossland  are building on Copper street where  they intend opening a grocery store.  They purchased the lot from J. A. Russell for $1,150. The lot is next to Mc-  Kague and Eamont's tinshop. Messrs.  Bannerman have given the contract  for the building.  Mr. J. Anderson, of Rossland, has  been appointed ma.nagerfor the Greenwood branch of the Bank of British  North America. Mr. J. W. Smith of  Rossland will be his accountant. Extensive alterations are being made to  the building, and when the fittings are  put in the bank will have as cosy quarters as will be found in any of the mining towns.  WOOD FOR SALE.  %  All Lengths, from 16 to 48 inches.  Orders promptly attended to.  SI*.    ^V4,    aV*  Office at the Greenwood   Floor and Feed  Store, Silver Street.  JOHN  M.   CROPLEY.  Cedar Shingles.  A.l Cedar Shingles,   in  any quantity,  for sale by  ���Boundary Creek Milling & Lumber Co.,  Greenwood, B.C.  20,000    APPLE    TREES.  2,000    PEAR   TREES.  Other Nursery Stock.  Extra tine large trees.  cJ. L. WEBSTER,  Vernon, B.C. THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES.  i��rUiF-aw1'WW.iL!-ieg|fci�� MUft* wt- q^* h jjw?*��r-hjmtnn-^ jutgay-nar -lJ-uaaiirUjgiaagCTa^gi-aacKmu^^  AN   ACT   OF   FOLLY.  In attempting- to float, a $10,000  loan  for street purposes, the city  council is  either wilfully or innocently providing"  themselves   with   a stalking-horse behind   wnich""TheY^h^e   to plunder the  balance of  the   waterworks   loan   for  street purposes.    When   the method of  -spending- the present street loan is considered,   there can scarcely be a  member of the council  credulous enough to  believe that the  property   owners   are  g-oirig to endorse   waste   and mismanagement    bjT   passing   another   loan.  Even if the propertj' owners 'were foolish enough to do so, does any alderman  believe that they will  be able to  carry  on    street   improvements     when   the  money is  obtained.   .Taking the most  hopeful view  of  the matter, it  will be  December before the council is in a position to borrow money.    Iri Decernber  last 3rear there were three feet of snow  in   Greenwood   and   the thermometer  went   down   20   degrees    below    zero.  Does the  council   suppose  that Providence  is so   enamored   with the street  work  in   Greenwood that He  will provide better weather this year than any  other year ?  The only leg-al course, the only honest course to pursue was that suggested by Aid. Phelan and endorsed by  Aid. Parry. The money now available  should be spent in waterworks and for  no other purpose. The Greenwood  council has received no special dispensation to disregard every clause of the  municipal act and administer municipal affairs in an illegal manner. Elsewhere we have urged the treasurer to  refuse to pay any money expended  illegally and Thursday night's special  meeting of the council forces us to  renew that request.  The council should have remembered  the old adage that it is good policy to  let sleeping- dogs'lie. As it is they inadvertently acted in the public interest by arousing- the people to the importance of taking a greater interest  in municipal affairs. The mayor has  been petitioned to call a public meeting this' (Friday) evening when the  council will doubtless be told some very  unpalatable truths. ���  Reliance Loan Association.  The following-is the local board of  -directors of the Reliance Loan Association, whose representative, R. Masson  Smith, of Winnipeg-, visited Greenwood this week :  Robert Wood, president ; Thos. J. Hard}',  vice-president; C. M. Shaw, C.E., G. Arthur  Rendell, L. S. Moulton-Barrett, A. H. Sperry ;  I.'-H. Hallett, solicitor ; R. F. Coates, valuator;  W. JB. Paton, agent.  The two Italians arrested by Chief  of Police Ta3rlor last week were sentenced by Police Magistrate Hallett.  The man who shot at the street men  and who had a loaded revolver in his  possession g-ot five months' imprisonment. He was taken to Kamloops by  Officer Gardom together with some  prisoners from Grand Forks. The  other Italian will saw wood for the city  for a month.  The machinery is being placed in  position on the Brooktyn. It is the intention of Mackenzie, Mann & Co. to  continue sinking-on the propert}' in order that Mr. Robbins, their expert who  is at present on the ground, may fully  determine the extent and quality of  the ore body.  A. G. Fuller and W. H. Lawrence, of  Vernon, spent several days in the city  this week.  '=?iSr5'  2822.  3>L%  =323;  =39S  ���SJfgS  In our business. New Names being  enrolled every week to our long list  of customers. That old saying, "Go  to the White Front, you are sure to  get it, " never carried more truth with  it than it does at the present time.  -���A'-W*;  sses  ��� $�����  m  '=?iSS  -*>'-^  Wj  '���SffiS  'Siss  Our  stock of  GROCERIES is  complete.  Just  received,���a  large   consignment of    Fresh  Eggs,  Cheney and Shoal Lake (Manitoba) Creamery  in Lib. and 2-lb. tins.    Ham, Bacon, &c.  CLOTHING and   FURNISHINGS.���We  have  been  busy as bees the past wreek in  this  department.  We can outfit- you  with  everything"  you  want to protect you from sudden  Call and see us.  Consultation   free.  as  changes.  THE -  sis  SiS  <&^  SiS  M  SiS  ��� C^vS&  SiS  r^  *^-^  SiS  SiS  SiS  '��&  SiS  m:  SiS  SiS  S*^  sis  SiS  sis  SKY**-  SiS  sis  *^^  sis  C^  *s&"7vs  SiS  c-Vy**-*-  SiS  sis  SiS  SiS  SiS  SiS  m  SiS  SiS  sis  m-  sis  lit  sis  i$* -"  sis  ^filSi^Yr^"  itjWU^HmmBJtUAMBm'  Louis Blue.  A. Fisher.  MILLS  iiwL/  AND     YARDS  AT  Greenwood City    %    Eholt Creekf B, G  Manufacturers of Rough and  Dressed  <%E3B3S9BS3  dings* Sash and Doors,*  jjf��, ^>i. ^i<.  ���sfii*7      ���5ik*r     %*"  ALL KINDS .OF FACTORY'WORK MADE TO ORDER  Lumber delivered to any place  in the City or   io Mining Camps  If you., do,   Never Forget that  we  have   placed  in  stock with our other lines of Household Furnishings  some   FIRST-CLASS- MACHINES.     We buy  them direct from the manufacturers and are prepared  to sell at prices to ��� suit the times.  We call your special attention to our new  Which  can  be  seen   at our  Store.  COPPER STREET, GREENWOOD CITY, B.C. --1  #..--.'r  ?'��� i  ���'���(���   !  ,(��)  THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES,  �����a��timoin-uaw-B)pj ��� jjmmuw  jwMtm JwuuLDnjWMVimxitMi  'wmiEww  ^HJTIWIM��U��IW��  JAMES   MARTIN,   M.P.P.  James Martin, M.P.P., spent the  week in Greenwood and vicinity. He  is inquiring into , the requirements of  the dislrict, so'that he will be in a position to ask for needed appropriations  for this section of the country when  the House meets. Mr. Martin is not  g-etting-thin worrying over the defeat  of the Semlin government. ,. He is as  , plump and good natured as ever, and  believes that the Semlin government  will have a g-ood working- majority in  the house. He is keeping in mind the  wants of this portion of the district  and will make a strong effort to secure  for Boundary Creek separate representation. Mr. Martin visited the mines  and Midway. He acquired a fund of  information concerning- the requirements of the district, and is in a position to make a strong- fight for Boundary Creek next session.  ���������'',''������  Canadian Bank of Commerce.  Mr. H. H. Morris, the provincial  manager of the Canadian Bank of  Commerce, will remain in Greenwood  until the local resident manager is installed. In all probability a -man; will  be sent frotn the east to take charge of  the Greenwood branch, or arrang-e-  ments.may be made to place Mr. Scott  in charg-e here. Mr. Scott is at present  with the Fernie branch. The Canadian  Bank of Commerce has four branches  in B.C. ; these are at Vancouver, Cran-  brbok, Fernie and Greenwood. Fernie  is the coal town of the Crow's Nest.  The Crow's, Nest Coal Company are  operating- here. Senator Cox, who is  president   of   the  Canadian   Bank  of  Commerce, is one of the heaviest shareholders in the Coal company. The  bank has 47 branches in the east and  their own agents in New York.  Work is now being done to secure a  crown grant for the Bullion in Greenwood camp. This claim adjoins the  New York and is owned by G. W. Mc-  Mynn, F. M. Kerby and Stuart Bros.  The last work done has shown up a  good lead of ore, on a contact of lime  and diorite.  NOTICE is hereb\r given that an application will be made to the Provincial Parliament of British Columbia, at the next session thereof, for an act to incorporate a company to construct and maintain a railwa3' from  a point at or near the town of Midway-, British  Columbia, thence in a westerhr direction, following the valley of the Kettle river to its  junction with tlie West Fork of Kettle river ;  thence up the valley of the West Fork of Kettle  river to a point at or near the mouth of Beaver  creek, a tributary of the West Fork of Kettle  river ; with power to construct, operate and  maintain branch lines ; also - with power to  construct, operate and maintain telegraph and  telephone lines, as well for commercial purposes as'the business of .the'railwaj7 ; and .for  all other necessar.y and usual powers.  Dated this 28th dav of September, 1S98.  D. B. VINCENT, /    . ,     Ao���licant<!  I. THOMPSON,    f Affts. tot Applicants.  108-6  MOTICE is liereb\* given that sixty da3\s  after date I intend to apply to the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase the following described tract  of land, situate in the Osoyoos division of Yale  district : Commencing at a stake planted about  1,500 feet east of the north-west corner of Chas.  Frank's pre-emption ; thence north 40 chains,  thence east 40 chains, thence south 40 chains,  thence west 40 chains to place of commencement, and containing 160 acres.  Greenwood, B.C., " CHARLES FRANK.  October 28th, 189S. 112  ^4" 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* *$��� 4* *$���4* *&��� 4* *$* **h 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4' 4**3ff  .��$*���  Wholesale and  Retail  Dealers  in  ������  f> v : v  Fresh and Cured Meats %  Fish  and  Oysters  Live and Dressed Poultry . �����  Meats delivered  at Mines free of charge.  Mail orders prompt^ attended to.  *  <%>   Head Office for Boundary Creek division at GREENWOOD.  <4�� Shops at Cascade, Grand Forks, Niagara, Greenwood and Midway.  &%>*&> tMd *M* *Ma jft�� ��j$U *Mt **|U *%+ ��& *& *& *j&* iM* t|<t|) *&�� t&* JjL t&* ��&�� tML Jft* *%*$&  MINERAL,   ACT,   1896.  Certificate of Improvements,  notice.  IDAHO mineral claim, situate in the Kettle  Riyer mining division of Yale district.  Where located : In Greenwood camp, south  of and adjoining the Brooklyn.  TAKE notice that I, George W. Rumberger,  free miner's certificate No. 14,333a, acting  for myself and as agent for Nellie (Mrs. John)  Gallagher, free miner's certificate No. 14,238a,  and Donald McLaren,- free miner's certificate  No. 8,497a, 'intend,^sixt}'-days from .the; date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for  a certificate of improvements, for the purpose  of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.  And further,take notice   that action   under  Section 37 must be commenced before the issu-'  ance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 10th day of September, 1898.        106  MINERS and : :,  PROSPECTORS  should Wear   : :  raes  C0.-S  ��_ n  "Columbia  " Kootenay "  " Vancouver . "������  Financial and Insurance Agent  ^ Qftofarg (pufiftc ?  VERNON,    B.C.  AGENT  FOK  The Sun Life Assura'uce Co., of Canada.  The Ro3ral Insurance Co.  The Scottish Union & National Ins. Co..  . The London & Lancashire Fire Ins. Co.  The Insurance Compaii3r of North America.  The Loudon & Canadian Fire Ins. Co.  Dominion Building & Loan Association.  APPKAISEK   FOR ".       .        ���'  The Canada Permanent Loan & Savings Co.  All of which are First.class Foot Wear.  Windsor Hotel Barber Shop  Copper Street, Greenwood.  New Shop. New Enamelled BathTubs.  R. M. McENTIRE ���-   -   Proprietor.  SQUARE   HOUSE.  CO  LU  Q:  o  CO  Greenwood City, B.C.  -$&-  ">!<���  E.   S.   WEEKS   &   CO., Props.  ���>it-  First-class  Accommodation.  Stages from all parts pass the  door.  CO  0  m  o  m  CO  SQUARE   TREATMENT.  HE-Ejg  MERCHANT TAILOR  ���'".'��� GREENWOOD CITY, B.C.  ^����  Perfect fit guaranteed.  CORYELL'S MAP, Price $1.25.  W. J. Snodgrass & Sons, Prop's.  Leaves Penticton at 7 a.m. on Tuesda3'-s, Thurs-  da3's, and Saturda3'S for Camp McKiuney,.  Rock Creek, Midway, Anaconda, Greenwood,.  Carson and Grand For.cs.  Returning leaves Grand Forks at 7 a.m. each  and evei'3^ da3r except Suuda3' for Greenwood  and leaves Greenwood for Penticton on Tues-  da3's, Thursdci3rs and Saturdavs at 1 p.m.  Carries the Mails, Passengers and Express.  J8��"* Will sell through Tickets  to Vancouver,  Victoria, Seattle or Portland.  If your Watch is tired  TAKE   IT   TO  To Subscribe for any of the Leading Magazines  Write for Rates  to  A^-j-jo--  MIDWAY  J_-) a     V^/��  GREENWOOD  And have it fixed right.    Over 30 years" experience, and the most complete stock of  material  with which to do work cor recti v. THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES.  nE-HEnanmBaoaaDar  BANKING   EXCITEMENT;  Two  Chartered Banks  Opened  Branches  in   Greenwood   on  the Same  Day,  An   Exciting   Race   for   the   Business    of    Greenwood    and  Boundary  Creek,  The business men of Greenwood re**-  ceived a severe but pleasant shock as  the}'-came from their homes to their  places of business on Wednesday morning-. On Tuesday night, the affable  cashier for the Bealey Investment &  Trust Company carried all the responsibility for the cashing- of cheques, the  discounting- of notes and other documents representing- the convenient  article of money as far as the business  of Greenwood and Boundary Creek was  concerned.  On Wednesday morning- the Bank of  British North America had a hastily  prepared sig-n stretched across the L,e  Plant building- on Copper street���a  sig-n which announced in brief terms  that this strong financial institution  was ready to do business in Greenwood. Around the corner on Greenwood  street, the Cosmopolitan restaurant  building was also decorated with a  similar sign. It told the surprised  residents of the city that the Bank of  Commerce was doing business.  The Bank of British North America  officials had been in the city for a few  days and most of the people knew that  they were sizing up the situation but  few expected that they would open a  branch for some time. The Bank qf  Commerce people did not arrive until  Tuesday afternoon and scarcely any  one knew they were in the city until  they saw the sign on Wednesday morning. They went to work immediately  upon their arrival, secured a building  and were doing business sixteen hours  after their arrival in the city.  When it is considered that both institutions are backed by millions of paid  up capital and take a leading place  among unbreakable chartered banks  of Canada, their Greenwood offices  on the day of opening were amusingly  plain as far   as their   interior   fittings  went.  A Times representative, as he wended his way to breakfast early Wednesday morning was astonished to see  Mr. W. Godfrey, manager of the Vancouver branch of the Bank of British North America, cashing a cheque  on the billiard table in the Leplante  building, receiving- money on deposit,  and opening accounts with merchants.  He appeared to enjoy it too because it  is not the first time he figured in an exciting bank opening.  The Bank of Commerce had equally  crude arrangements. The tables upon  which "Danny" Hicks had placed delectable morsels to whet the appetites  of his patrons has been shifted to make  a counter and behind this Mr. Scott  was doing business.  The incidents leading up to such an  unusual   excitement   in    the   town   of  ' Greenwood are not many but   they are  interesting in the   extreme. '<��� On   Sunday evening Mr. W. Godfrey, the Vancouver manager of the Bank of British  North America, and Mr. W. T. Oliver,  manager of the Rossland branch of the  same institution, came over from Rossland.    They were accompanied by Mr.  James Martin, M. P. P.    They  lost no  time in making themselves acquainted  with the business men and   after visiting some of  the   mining  properties at  ' once appreciated the advantages Greenwood offered as a banking centre.    Mr.  Godfrey placed himself in   telegraphic  communication with the  directors and  soon received a favorable reply in  reference to the opening of a branch.    He  and   Mr.   Oliver were quietly making  arrangements to open up in a few days  but intended to  furnish   the   building  with the usual elaborate bank fittings.  On Tuesday   afternoon,   Mr.   H.   H.  Morris,    manager   of   the   Vancouver  branch of the Bank of Commerce, and  Mr.   Scott, the manager of the  Fernie  branch, arrived in the city.   They rented the Cosmopolitan restaurant  building and were making  preparations on  Tuesdav-   night   to   open   Wednesday  morning.  Mr. Godfrey at once began  to enjoy  himself. He is a veteran at such business and before eight o'clock Wednesday morning he had a corps of carpenters at work while the announcement  was made that they were ready for  business.  The Bank of British North America  has enjoyed a few of those thrilling  episodes in the usually quiet banking  circles. Some few years ago, other  banking institutions announced with a  flourish of trumpets that they would  open branches in Rossland on certain  dates. The Bank of British North  America said nothing. They quietly  sent a man to Rossland, who hung a  shingle from a barber shop, and was"  ready for business. He had a few dollars in his 'pocket but fortunately his  first client was a prominent Rossland  businessman who opened an account  and made a substantial deposit. That  day thousands of dollars came pouring  in and the accountant slept for three  nig-hts on a large amount of inone3r,  awaiting-the arrival of a safe. The  Bank of British North America got the  best business in Rossland before the  other banks opened in elaborately fitted offices. The Bank of British North  America and the Bank of Commerce  had an exciting race for Dawson City  but the Bank of British North America  won by about two weeks. The race in  Greenwood was a dead heat,, neither  having any advantages.  The fact that   two   chartered  banks  have opened branches in Greenwood in  preference to any other point in the  district is rather an- insurmountable  argument in favor of the now generally recognized fact that Greenwood is,  by long odds the most important business center in the district. The banks  will not only place the town on a surer  footing but will also greatly facilitate  the transaction of business particularly  in relation to the mining industry and  the carrying out of mining deals.  There are now two chartered banks  doing btisiness in Greenwood. There  are none in Grand Forks. The following telegrahed from the latter point to  the Rossland Miner consequently will  be greatly appreciated :  Grand Forks, Oct. 27.���[Special.]  ���A. M. Knee, a banker from the Slo-  can country, arrived in this city yesterday from Greenwood, having gone  to that town with a view of starting  there. He is, however, of the opinion  that Grand Forks will niake the best  business center,, and has accordingly  purchased ' a lot on Bridge street and  will open a bank at once.  Boundary Valley   Lodge,  No. 38, I.O.O.P.  EETS every  Tuesday  .    Evening    at   8.00   in  their lodge room at Greenwood, B.C.   A cordial  invitation is extended to all sojourning brethren. M. J. PHELAisr, N.G.  G. R. Naden, Rec. Sec.  Court Boundary, No. 3576, I.O.F.  THE ABOVE COURT meets at Greenwood  on the last Thursda3r evening of every  month. Visiting Members are cordiall3r welcomed.  GEORGE F. MILLER,  G. A. Guess, Recording Secretary.  Chief Ranger. 45  n. E. ERAZEE.  Hamill Block  Copper Street.  a       a  b       m '  Is the Best Scotch Whisky  ���AND���  'O  The Best Canadian.  SOI/EO AGENTS  R...P.   RlTHET &   Co.   Ltd.  VICTORIA      B.C.  ���-**i*/*a!?  Greenwood,   B.C  .���*****&  glir. A1f��, ��J[r.  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A special meeting of the city council
was held at Aid. Barrett's residence on
Tuesday evening.    The  object  of the
meeting   was   to   discuss   ways     and
means to finish   the   street work.    Mr.
Naden,   the treasurer, was present and
informed   the   council   that   counting
wages  and everything  up to Tuesday
evening a balance of $1,559.98 was left
from both the  street  and  waterworks
loans.    It was decided to discharge all
the men   excepting   sufficient' to   work
the cars.    Mr. Godfrey of  the Bank of
British North America was present  at
the request of the council. . He advised
them that  the  bank   would be willing
to advance any money on the joint
note of mayor and aldermen until such
time as they could dispose of the additional debentures to be issued.
The suggestion was made to sellthe
rails used in the tramway after the'
Government street cut is excavated.
In the event of Mr. Hogg not caring to
purchase additional debentures it is
probable that the council will borrow
$2,500 from the bank.
Every one in Boundary Creek district will regret to learn that Dr. Jakes
is seriously ill. Ivong trips and up day
and night attending to the sick at last
proved too much for his constitution
and he was reluctantly forced to give
up. He is suffering from congestion
of the lungs and.fever. Dr. Westwood
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hi THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES,  FOR   TUNNELS  MINES   AND   QUARRIES  Straight Line Duplex and 'Compound  COMPLETE   MINE   EQUIPMENT.  JAMES   COOPER   MANUFACTURING   GO  MONTREAL, P.O.  JAMES  a SWORD, Manager,  Branch Office, ROSSLAND, B, G  THE   TOWN   OF   CAVITE.  Most people of Boundary  Creek will  remember J. P.  Harlan.    Until  a few  months ago, he was a popular  assayer  in Greenwood when he caught the  war  fever  which   was   then   raging in his  native  land.    He  hurried  to Spokane  and on to San Francisco.    He succeeded in enlisting in   a Dakota  regiment  which  was sent to   1 he Phillipine   Islands.    They arrived there   in   time to  be too late to  take a hand in the capture of Manilla and Mr. Harlan had not  when last heard from  an  opportunity  of displaying his valor in the cause of  Uncle  Sam.    He sends a long letter to  his uncle, E. C. Brown,  of  Greenwood  and the   following   extracts   will probably be read with considerable interest  by   his   many   friends.    Mr.     Harlan  writes from the   town of Cavite   under  date pf September 9th, and says :  ,   " This is a bright, sunny morning in  the dingy dilapidated town   of Cavite.  We are quartered  in   an  old  Catholic  monastery founded by  the Dominican  friars in the year 1643.    The monastery  has been  an   imposing structure,   well  built and still well preserved ; but time  and neglect have had their  potent influences and the building- looks as if it  had   seen     troublesome     times.    The  walls are thick and strong, built of red  brick   and   cement.    The   building is  full two storeys high. The roof is made  of red tiles  laid   in corrug-atibns.    The  outside walls were well  plastered and  whitened but they are now mossg-rown  or crumbling away.  The   architectural   design   and   the  ornamental furnishings are peculiarly-  attractive.    The  chapel is  the   larger  part of the structure.    On the exterior  at the   main entrance   are   colonnades  with   small niches   containing  carved  images.    The interior of the   chapel is  over   150 feet in length and   is  in    the  form of a cross.    The ceiling- is arched  and at the intersection of   the   cross is  an   arched   dome.  , The   height  of the  chapel   proper   is   greater    than    that  of  the   walls,   as   the    arched   ceiliru>-  extends into   the   irable.    All the wood  finishing   is   native    mahogany.    The  beams   are   artistically   hand   carved.  On the sides are alcoves holding-sculptured images of saints   and   madonnas.  In the Moor   at ..many   different   points  are marble slabs engraved with names  of the honored dead.    The bones are in  small tin, boxes beneath these slabs.  The altar was a beautiful and expensive piece of workmanship. A  large pipe organ in/the balcony completed the interior furnishing. The  building at one time presented an imposing appearance but poverty, neglect  and the ravages of war have succeeded  in mutilating it to such an extent that  it is to-day but a sad reminder of its  once gorgeous splendor. It has been  stripped of almost everything movable.  The insurgents are responsible for the  greater portion of the havoc but since  we landed here the soldiers are fast  demolishing the remaining portions  and are using everything burnable for  firewood. Wood in this vicinity is a  rare article. I am now writing on a  pan el-of a confessional box. A soldier  knocked it to pieces. I succeeded in  rescuing a panel which makes a very  servicable writing desk. It is an exceptionally fine piece of mahogany.  We sleep in the halls and rooms next  to the chapel. This portion of the  structure was built in a hollow square.  The large open court is now our kitchen. The chapel has been converted  into the commissaries' department, a  portion having been set apart for the  use of the band.  What a use for such a historical  building ! But rumor has it that heretofore the highly decorated walls of this  stately building have not always been  ,. witnesses of holy scenes. Some Americans have failed to treat the structure  with reverence and have even broken  into the tombs.  Cavite itself is not a place that an  American would choose as an ideal  summer resort. Yet its very quaint-  ness attracts interest. It possessed a  military grandeur at one time. The  fort and barracks must have had a formidable and imposing- appearance;  but they too have suffered from sad  neglect. The town is adjacent to the  fort. It was until recentl3r occupied  by-the Spaniards but the native insurgents are now in possession.  The streets are very narrow and  irregular; All the houses are two  storej-'s. The ground floors are stores  and the upper floors dwellings. The  windows are a combination of latticed  work surrounding- transparent shells  cut about four inches square.    They do  not  allow  the   same   amount of light  that glass does.  The stores are not like anything an  American has been accustomed to. A  great variety of fruits appear to be the  principal commodity. The trading-  places are more like close booths in a  market place. In addition to the numerous tradesmen who do business under  cover, the streets are lined with fruit  venders. They carry their baskets or  sit on the narrow walks and sell to the  soldiers. There are no street cars in  Cavite. Most goods are carried on the  head but a small Chinese pony, no  larger than a Shetland pony does duty  in conveying people from place to  place. He is hitched to a two wheeled  cart, higher than himself. Four men  and a native driver get into this vehicle. The pony gallops all over town  with his load and apparently never  tires or sweats about it.  Heavy merchandise is drawn by  water buffaloes. They are very docile.  They are hitched to a two wheeled dray  and haul heavy loads. They must be  allowed to go into the water very often  or they become weak."  [Mr. Harland makes some very interesting observations concerning Manilla  which will be published in the next  -Ed.]  issue.  CORRESPONDENCE.  The Boundary Creek Times publishes communications on matters of public. interestr  but disclaims aii3r- responsibility for the  opinions expressed" in this column.  Greenwood, Oct. 28th.  To the Editor :  May I ask through the medium of  your valuable paper, ''Who is looking  after our sanitary affairs ?" Surely at  a time when nearly everybody is feeling sick we cannot be too careful.  When we come to consider the variety  of uses our drinking water is put to, it  is a wonder everybody is not down  with fever. To-night, on Government  street just at dusk, a Chinaman was  busy washing out cuspidors ; and only  a few weeks ago, on Copper street, in  the middle of the day, another Chinaman was busy using- Twin creek for a  worse purpose. Now these Chinamen  are employed by white people. I am  inclined to ask, What is the difference ?  Surely our authorities ought to keep a  strict watch on this sort of thing.  Fred. B. Holmes.  MOTICE is hereby given that at the first  sitting of the Board of License Commissioners for the Cit3' of Greenwood, held after  thirt\- davs from the date hereof, I shall appU*  for atrausfer to Oliver F. Mickle of the hotel  license held b\- me for the International Hotel,  situate on lots IS and 19, in block 7, in said city.  Dated at Greenwood, B.C., this 20th dav of  August, 1S9S.  113-5  E. B. SIMMONS. '.-.)  i-l  GREENWOOD CITY is the central town and supply  point of the Boundary Creek mining camps. From this  new   town   roads   lead   to  the  ��twm  GREENWOOD,  LONG   LAKE,  DEADWOOD  SUMMIT,  SKYLARK,  ELLINGTON   and   SMITH  OAMPS  Lots  are  selling freely  and are  a  good  investment  -o-  For price of Lots and other information, address  Robt Wood or C S, Gallowayy  Greenwood City, Boundary Creek,!  Or  apply  to  the Agents s  C.  F.  COSTERTON,  Vernon, EC  A.  K.  STUART,  Vancouver.  u ��  0:  v\  Ul-  -J  s  10  5?  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