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That  the  Company  will ever regret the investment,  no  one  who  has  had the  opportunity of seeing the property is even likely to seriously  ��� consider   probable.    Our   representative  visited  the  Gold  Drop last week and found Mr. George Turner, the manager,  deeply eng-ag-ed in the interesting  duty  of  superintending  the work of a man removing- " wash " from what  appeared  to be the capping of a  ledg-e,   the  existence  of  which   had  hitherto been  quite  unsuspected.    The  new  find,   as  Mr.  Turner explained, is too far away from the discovery ledge  to belong- to it; further, there were  sufficient  evidences of  the rock being in solid formation.    From pieces   broken off  from this lately discovered capping-, it carries iron as hematite and copper pyrites.    The capping-���or whatever it  may  prove to be���is to be thoroughly prospected this week, hence  there will doubtless be more  to  be  said  concerning- it ere  long-.    Accompanying- Mr. Turner,   whose  noted  aversion,  based on principle, to newspaper reporters as a class  made  the kindness of his reception on this particular occasion the  more appreciated, our representative climbed up to  the entrance of the big- tunnel.    Here, after the door  barring- the  way ag-ainst  unwelcome intruders  had   been   unlocked,   a  search was made for candles which was at leng-th rewarded,  thoug-h the rats evidently knew where they were  kept  very  much better than the manager. ��� Close to  the  door  can  be  seen where the great ledg-e begins from the foot-wall/   Mr.  Turner says he has asked several so-called  experts, not to  mention professed g-eologists, for  a  scientific definition of  the formation here, but not one of them  g-ave  him  an  answer which satisfied his curiosity.    The .foot-wall  is,   however, a kind of diorite, and from it for  the  whole  distance  of the tunnel���some 120 feet���is  a well-mineralized ledg-e,  the iron and copper pyrites in which glittered with beautiful  effect in the candle-light.    A while ag-o, before the  powder  smoke spread a dark covering- over the rock, the  sight may  then not' inaptly have been compared to the legendary tales  among the romances  in  the   "Arabian  Nights,"  of  wondrous subterranean caverns where the walls are piled  high  with gold and precious stones, so brilliant were the  scintillations of the mass of  copper-impregnated rock.    Towards  .,the.end of the tunnel can be traced the hanging-wall, judging from the talc gmtge running with it,   but  beyond  this  the (what may be)   country  rock  is   so  richly   mineralized  that the  assumption   may  possibly  not  be  correct.    With  this huge ledge the ore is naturally  low  grade ; if  it were  otherwise, as Mr. Turner remarked, " the mine  would  pay  the debts of the world."  , The tunnel is not by any riieans the only work the com-  pany has done on the claim since taking the bond. Besides  one or two open cuts the ledge has been well prospected, in  one or two instances to a depth of nearly 200 feet, with a  diamond drill. Talking about diamond drills, Mr. Turner  ���/thinks they are the most effective means of determining the  probable future value of a prospect. The cost, he says, is  about one-sixth of sinking in the ordinary way, and besides  the great saving in time there  is   the   advantage   of  being  able, if one hole is not satisfactory, of simply movingyour  drill somewhere else, with a possibility of obtaining better  results. The fuel used in Mr. Turner's machine is coal-oil ;  with this fuel the machine is made so portable that if at  any time it-is required to be moved, four men can easily set  it up at a fresh spot in a few hours time. The Gold Drop  diamond drill has frequently bored as  deep  as  twenty-five  ���feet per day,���considered fast work. Some beautiful specimens of copper ore are lying on the dump near the 50-foot  shaft. Some of these specimens will run 10 per cent, in  copper and well in gold, and it is satisfactory to know that  Mr. Haas secured some samples from here to put with his  collection of ores from Boundary Creek which is to be on  exhibition next week at Spokane. Speaking about the  Gold Drop Mr. Turner said, " I very much dislike to see exaggerated reports circulated about claims, and particularly  about claims in which I am interested, and I am generally  very conservative in my estimates, but I must say I have  taken a great liking to the Gold Drop." Mr. Turner leaves  this week for Vancouver, chiefly for the purpose of making  arrangements relative to the future work to be done on the  company's property. Upon his return we hope to publish  some interesting details ��� with regard to the Gold Drop  which, meanwhile, the manager is not exactly in a position  to supply.  i , i^ > �� i  AN    INDEFATIGABLE    PROSPECTOR.  -  A visit to John Christie's claim, the Nightingale, in Skylark camp, affords a striking example of what one man may  do if he has the necessary will  and  pluck,   in the  way  of  opening up a prospect.    The Nightingale was located  May  10th,' 1895, little more than a year ago,   and  we  venture to  say that  few  of  the  older, properties  upon  which  crown  grants have long since been obtained can show so. much development.    Mr. Christie estimates the value  of  the  work  he has done, unaided, on the Nightingale at ^$1,200  and on  the Mavis, an adjoining claim, at $300.    Taking  into  consideration the fact that he has been   almost  continually at  work developing these properties, and valuing  his  time at  the current rate of miners'   wag-es,   his  valuation  does not  appear   disproportionately   large.     Mr.   Christie's   strong  point evidently is the buoyant  hopefulness  of  his  disposition.    Most men, had they   met  with   half  the  disappointments which have been the lot of the owner of the Nightingale, would have given up in despair long ere   this ; but to  him failure in one direction only acts as a  stimulus   to  increased effort in another.    The Nightingale ground is literally honeycombed with prospect holes and open cuts. There  is one shaft 22 feet deep, and every pound of rock  was  carried in a bucket up the ladder to the dump.    One of the cuts  too, is 30 feet in length, 15 feet deep and six feet wide.    Mr.  Christie is satisfied that he has at length found the situation  of his ledge, and by the accident of a tree blowing over the  other day a fine body of ore carrying pyrrhotite and copper  pyrites #as uncovered.    He is  now working  on  this  new  strike.    L,ater on Mr. Christie intends to tunnel in from the  foot of the mountain, sinking  first,   however,   some thirty  feet to water level.    During  the  last  three  weeks  he  has  commenced on the tunnel,  making  in   that   short  time   an  open cut, twenty feet deep by twenty-seven  wide,   running  in   twenty  feet  from   the start.    Here  he   encountered   a  " fault," but he thinks that by going through   this   he  will  strike a big ore body,    On either side of the   " fault "   is  a  streak of oxidized quartz.    Mr. Christie is now  building  a  shaft-house in readiness for the winter's work, and  a  comfortable cabin is also being built on the claim.  / ^d^4 "���     :.  * A PROMISING PROSPECT.  A good prospect was located last week by Messrs. Dufour  and   Fisher   in   Skylark  camp,   adjoining  the L,ulu.    The  claim was called the Barrow, and from all accounts has a  big surface showing. The ore is iron-stained quartz carrying free-gold and copper pyrites. Mr. Fisher is a new-comer  and has had absolutely no experience as a prospector���here  is, therefore, another example of the luck of the "tenderfoot."  hi  &i  5s- '.  H  maiii^MM  MaiMUB15JK0!l5ttgia  ME'jjiMM^!JiJiiWLjm��MamHg^ THE   BOUNDARY   GREEK   TIMES,  * y?*i wiM'  r*p"Mijop*p/m~i v mM". nm n  wK^f^'^^-^rjsnpaeaflggptffKanr^  muwimwj imwmHvuyriW*  MINING NOTES.  One of the old buildings on the Skylark is being fitted up as an assay  office for Mr. Reuger's use.  Mr. Mcintosh, of Winnipeg, bought  a three-quarter interest in the Big Six  from Alex. Wallace this week. There  is good showing on this claim, upon  which the assessment was recently  done. The assays run above the average.  Fourteen men have been put to work  on the Old Victoria, in Camp McKinney. This claim was among the first  locations���if not the first���staked in  the country. One of the owners resides in Victoria, and another interest  is controlled by Mrs. Dowding, of Rock  Creek. The property is likely to prove  valuable.  ' Heretofore it was generally believed  that there was no placer ground, on  Boundary Creek above the old workings near Jolly Jack's creek. A claim  was, however, recently located by Mr.  Hanrahan between the ranches of  Messrs., Kerr and Roy, ��� and from all  reports contains good pay.dirt. On an  average the gold runs from five to fifty  cents to the pan. Systematic work  will be commenced next week, meanwhile sluice boxes are being put in  place.  Mr. W. W. Gibbs recently returned  from a trip up Kettle river, visiting  both Canyon and Cedar creeks. He  says that the condition of affairs there  now is similar to what was experienced  in Boundary in '91. The country is a  promising field for prospecting, the  characteristic formation being diorite.'  Mr. Gibbs was particularly ��� impressed  with the showing of a claim owned by  Ed. Sullivan and Alex. Waddel, some  28 miles up the river from Rock Creek.  The ore resembles that of the Winnipeg and is solid pyrrhotite with the  brownish shade imparted by copper.  Assays by Mr. Gibbs gave an average  ��� value of $12, which from surface rock  is very fair returns.     The  owners in-  ' tend to put in three or four months developing the property this winter.  Two more claims were found near  the Big Four group on Boundary creek  last week, heavily capped with iron ;  and at Kimberley camp an extension  of tjiie Kimberley claim was staked, the  Garry Owen, by Messrs. Robinson and  McArthur ; besides"two extensions of  the Iron Chief���the Hamilton and Ironsides. The first assays made from  rock from the new camp were received  this week and the result���$1.40 in gold  arid 58 cents in silver���is not unsatisfactory, taking into consideration the  size of the Big Four deposit and that  the samples were taken not from an  ore body but from iron capping. There  are six claims in the Big Four group  and the owners intend to take the wise  course of doing at one time six assessments on one claim, the Big Four itself; this they, are allowed to do by  law after making a formal application  for permission. Hence it is probable  that this winter a shaft will be sunk  some 60 feet on the Big Four, which  should be sufficient to determine fairly  definitely the value of ore bodies in  this promising neighborhood. John  Crawford starts this week to do the assessment on the Ballarat.  Crown Grants.���When applying for  crown grants, request that the advertising thereof be published in The  Boundary Crekk Times���the  paper of the district.  mining  PS.  &����  <4v  <4V <J%v     ���    h$w >J$v w^p tdgwr        wfhr ^JbT        *<^T        <^p"        <J$Jr        *j^ ta^  m  ^kf^/^fg/->->P7/>>P7/-./'it��/',/.<^  '  " v- ST1"  _ '\---��������������������  -DEALEKS   IN-  Hardware, Paints and Oils, Sash and  jjjft ^{5, ����/,  f'r       f'r~      fir  Agents for Chatham Wagons and Sleighs,���Best in America.  One  of the  best (Jobbing  Shops  in the  Interior.  >o^9>-@<B^Q-<*>-&*a*o*o>9<iB*��-<9>-9*&o*��>-&<&>-9-4��>-e<c*-a-4��>'0*e*Q^>-G<m>-e<9>a*��>-9<��>aAmf~o-<m>-to-*<t  Hardware        Granite ware  Cook Stoves      Wooden ware  Parlor and Box Stoves  Miners' Camp Stoves  Tinware  Silverware  Glassware  Window Glass  >Jfu  Iron Pipe and Fittings       Cutlery  Crockeryware and House Furnishings  MINERS* SUPPLIES A SPECIALTY,  ���**s  ���o-4*��>��-4*k-e'4ti^s^c^e-��o^e-<ei>>*^*M>'4t>^o-4O>-o^e>-*-48>-0'4ci>-e-4��^o^e>-*-4S>-o-4��>>a-4c>>B-i����-��<a>>e-4o>eh<*^��-4��  You will find the A. & L. brand, of g-oods the best.  The Hardware, Tin and Stove Men,  , ANAOONDA.  inei 's Lin  t/jw       wi**       dgfc*       wjw       w^       *��y       t^       w^v       ^g^       v^w       *%#       t^w       y^   ,   y^/       *j$*       *3g*  t���ywL������jijyi ww^i���'j ��� iffl'UHM"1"  rjBaanBBub^^ftg^fcJWw^ggiB^^  -vu���r-Yr"-hfwmir"in i !��� w.i iiiiiiM^iihiimiiirmw  First-glass Accommodation.    Good Stabling.    Stopping Place for Stages.  McAULEY & LUNDY, Proprietors.  ^rPrWPWITTT.V<W^.��^1lunWM.I^IIIW.  f s  J 9  Livery, Feed and Sale  GREENWOOD CITY, B.C.  Single and Double Drivers.      Indies' and Gentlemen's Gentle Saddle  Horses eor Hire on the Shortest Notice.  PACK HORSES ON HANS  TEAMING AT REASONABLE CHARGES  nmiiMWWBMiiLuwwciBaBg-* a  Greenwood City, Boundary Creek, B,G  ��?;��. ��fr *V*  fir fir fit'  We are prepared to welcome Guests and provide g-ood accommodation.  Headquarters for Mining" Men.        Best of Wines, Liquors and Cigars.  ������-���-���I^ivery Stable in connection.���   0k  fir  0*  fir  fir  WOOD & NELSON  ^ THE  BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES.  Canadian Caution versus American Push.  A contemporary  asks  the  question,  " Why is it  that the Upper Okanag-an  farmer allows his American  cousin to  monopolize a market which peculiarly  belong-s  to  himself ?"      East week a  letter was received at this  office  from  the Kelowna Shippers' Union,   an extract from which   may  be  taken  as a  reply to the above:  "If a  quantity of  produce were shipped in, could a  market be found at prices to  leave a profit  at this  end ?    We  are  anxious  to do  business at any  point  where  we  are  satisfied   the  returns  will   be  prompt  and the volume  of  business   sufficient  to make it worth our while."    That is  a sufficient reply  of  itself.    The  B.C.  farmer is  waiting-  to  hear  of a  sure  thing���a g-uaranteed market  where returns are prompt  and profitable : the  Washing-ton rancher loads up his team  with a  miscellaneous  assortment  and  rustles for a  market.    Two  and  four-  horse   teams  arrive  in  Greenwood at  least twice a week from the  Big-  Bend  country���a distance of 165  miles���and  they must make it pay  or  they  would  not continue, and pay too in spite of a  customs tariff averaging 2c. per pound.  Further, as to the market, we g-ive details of one load, just arrived, as certified to by Mr. Krug-er, customs officer :  Peaches, 25 boxes ;  grapes,   12  boxes ;  apples, 19  boxes; tomatoes,  8  boxes ;  bacon, 275 lbs.; lard, 185 lbs ; eg-g-s, 270  doz. ; butter, 340 lbs. ; oats,' 250  bush.  Cash is paid in every  case  and  is  of  course at once carried across  the  line.  Consumers here have no complaint to  make, so long"  as  the  market  is  supplied, the quality g-ood and price's within reach.   If the Okanag-an farmer can  see no sure and paying- market here, so  much is it to his loss.  A Spokane Opinion.  Referring-    recently    to     Boundary  Creek, the   Spokesman-Review   says :  This section of the country will be in  a position to furnish an enormous tonnage as soon as railroad facilities are  afforded. , There is no better country  in the North-west in which to do mining". The mountains are not hig-h and  work can, under certain conditions, be  continued all winter, as the snow does  not lie 'deep..'. There is certainly no  lack of mineral in that country. Investors are being- attracted to the district and a number of claims have been  bonded and others bought outrig-ht.  The transportation problem is proving  a serious drawback, but the people  there have full faith that the Columbia  & Western Railroad will be extended  to Penticton next year.  Unfortunately this last statement is  hardly correct. The people of Boundary Creek have very little faith in  anything of the kind happening-.  FAIRVIEW MINING NOTES.  [Special Correspondence.]  The option on the Stemwinder expired on the 24th ult. It is understood  that the owners have received word  that a sale has been consummated but  the final payment has not yet been  made.  W. T. Shatford and A. Cosens last  week located the Slamax, in Camp McKinney, with fairly g-ood surface indications. The; vein is quartz, with a  pay streak of" clean " g-alena.    Three  men will be employed  this  winter  veloping- the property.  The bond on the  Morning  Star ex  pired on Thursday.  THAT   LOST   PETITION.  The following- is to the point and explains itself:  Greenwood, October 1st, 1896.  Regarding the lost petition : I gave it to Neil  Hard3% Manley & Averil 's stage driver, to  take over to Grand Forks, and he told me that  he gave it to Mirams, the ..Grand Forks town-  site agent.  THOMAS  McDONNEEIy.  DISTRICT NEWS.  The Dominion Government has voted  $500 for improving the Okanagan river.  Mr. Georg-e Turner left for Vancouver on Friday and will probably be  away three weeks.  Mr. J. P. McEeod is' moving- into a  new office recently erected near Col.  Weir's house at Anaconda/  Alex. Wallace sold his ranch near  Greenwood this week. The property  is likely to prove valuable.  Mr. Ostroski, one of the proprietors  of the Greenwood City Mercantile  Company, arrived from Spokane this  week. ���"'  The road through from Greenwood  City to Wellington camp is now open  for traffic, the road g-ang- completing-  the work on Thursday.  Mr. Hamill, reeve of Spallumcheen,  was in the district this  week  on  business.   He was at the same time looking-  up   a desirable  location   at which  open a furniture store.  There is no denying- that business in  Boundary is, to say the least, dull at  the present time. However, building-  is g-oing- briskly forward in all the  towns, more particularly in Greenwood,  and few.idle artisans are to be met.  ' Mr. Randolph Stuart, of Midway, has  received intellig-ence from England to  the effect that his mother is in a feeble  state of health and that his return  home is anxiously awaited. He will  probably leave in obedience to the summons early next week.  The Rev. A. Eemay, Roman Catholic  priest in charg-e of the church at Rossland, visited Boundary this week and  held divine, service at Anaconda. , It is  hoped that arrangements may be completed shortly for a church to be built  between the towns of Greenwood and  Anaconda.  The Anaconda saw-mill has been  moved from Boundary Creek to a site  about half-a-mile above the town, on  the main road. There is a g-ood supply  of timber at this spot,���naturally a desideratum to mill men, and as the  grade is down hill all the way from the  mill to town the move will cause no inconvenience to customers.  Messrs. Rendell & Co. have at present six teams on the road hauling-  their freigfht from Penticton. They  have received within the past few days  a car load of flour, a car load of coal-  oil, a car load of furniture, a car load  of g-eneral groceries, and a car load of  sashes, doors and stoves. Much of  their freight also comes via Spokane  and Marcus. These are the shipments  of one firm only, out of the several in  in the district, and will give some idea  of the amount of business handled by  our lower country merchants.  0e-    *y��.    gi  fir~      fir      fir  AGENT   FOR  The Giant Powder Co.,  OF SAN FRANCISCO.  m.  It?-.  h:  ��73rr~" THE   B O U NDARY   C R E E K   TIMES,  PUBLISHERS'   NOTICE.  Advertising Rates are as follows : One -inch'  $2.00 per month ; two inches, $2.25 ; three  inches, S3.00 ; six inches, S5.00 per month.  Larger space at a proportionate rate. Leg"al  notices, 10c. and 5c. per line. Licenses, land  and mineral notices, S5.00. No ad\ ertise-  nient inserted for less than SI.00, and no  ���' quack " or patent remed}- ads. accepted at  any price.  Job Printing at reasonable rates. Accounts  for job printing- and advertising" payable  on the 1st of every month.  Letters to the Editor will only be printed  over the name of the writer.  Address all communications to  Tub Boundary Ckeek Times,  Greenwood City, B.C.  HAROLD  M.   LAMB  W.    J.    HARBER ��� ��� .  ��� ��� EDITOR  MANAGER  V  Subscription, S2.00 per Year, in Advance  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1896;  EDITORIAL NOTES.  Althotig-h the Government office is at  Midway it should not necessarily follow  that that place should be the resident.  headquarters of the two , provincial  constables appointed for this division.  Until Mr. J. Brown undertook the duties of assistant recorder, the business  of the office was sufficient to demand  the more or less constant attendance  of both Mr. McMynn and Mr. Dean/.  Now, however, this necessity can no  longer be said to exist, and it is certainly advisable that a constable be  resident in the more populous centre of  Boundary Creek. We recommend this  sug-g-estion to the consideration of  Mr.  i&.&  Hussey, the chief of provincial police.  We are  credibly  informed  that  Inspector   Fletcher   faithfully   promised  on the occasion of  his   late  visit  here  that .immediate   arrangements  should  be made to improve the present   inconvenient state of affairs with regard to  the transmission of registered mail between offices in  this  district   and  the  United   States.      Apparently   the  Inspector has since taken no steps in the  matter ; at any rate his efforts have as  yet been unproductive.    As things are  now, a registered letter addressed to a  point in the United  States   makes   almost a tour around  the  world.    From  Boundary   Creek   it  goes   by   stage to  Penticton, it then enjoys a ride   across  the beautiful waters of Okanagan lake  on the steamer Aberdeen to Okanagan  Ivanding, thence it takes   the   train to  Vancouver, and again the  steamer  to  Victoria.   Encountering here probably  some   little   difficulty   in   finding   the  post-office,   our  wandering  registered  letter enquires its   way   back   to   (say)  Marcus, where it  ultimately   arrives���  if it has  luck���travel-stained   and   the  worse for  wear,   having  been  carried  perhaps 800 or 900 miles : whereas the  distance from Greenwood to Marcus by  direct   route   is   rather  less  than  100  miles, and with a stage making  regular daily trips.   Surely it. would not entail much work or trouble on  the  part  of the Inspector  to  arrange  with the  Washington authorities  for  a  system  of exchange.  We are   informed   by   Mr.   William  Barker, the foreman in the employ of  Mr. IJeuger proprietor of  the   Skylark  claim, that he   was   required,    at   the  time when the machinery for the mine  was brought in from the United States,  to pay a sum in  the   neighborhood   of  between sixty and seventy   dollars   to  the Customs  before  being   allowed to  proceed.    If Mr. .Barker's statement is  correct, and there is certainly  no  reason to believe otherwise,  he  has  very  good grounds upon   which   to  demand  that the sum paid by him to  Mr.   Gilpin, the custom-house officer at   Grand  Forks, should be refunded.   In the first  place the machinery was  not. new���on  the contrary it had  been in  use   some  five years and  during  that   time   had,  been the property   of  the  people  now  operating here ; and, we   believe,   articles that have been ill use   and   in   the  possession of the owners twelve months  are exempted from taxation under   the  provisions of the tariff.    Further, mining machinery of   a  class   or kind not  manufactured in   Canada  can   be   imported free from duty.    That  Mr.  Gilpin has been guilty of. any   intentional  culpability in the matter is, of course,  not to be  entertained  for   a moment.  Nevertheless, as Mr. Barker says, some  explanation seems to be in order.  ItrrTI""���*"rf"*'t"  rj^Vft*Tp3i*''*nw'"*''���^TrfriiTflryiTfTYtti'HH'' *ifii \mT'T"t,*Tv*wwF,c*yiTn"9 'y�����^  W.   JAKES,   M.D.,   CM.,  BY   APPOINTMENT  Resident  Physician  to  Kettle  River  District.  Office  Greenwood, B.C.  T    P. McLEOD,  Barrister and Solicitor.  Anaconda, B. C.  �����     H.   LATIMER,  f^ m Vernon, B.C.  DOMINION AND PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR.  Mem. Amer. Soc. Irrig. Engs.  Assaying   and   Analysis   of   Ores.  G.  A.  GUESS, M.A.  H.   A.   GUESS,   M.A.  Assayers ���'& Chemis  .'Thoroughly familiar -.with Boundary Creek  and Okanagan miningt..districts.--. Properties  examined, assays and analyses of pres, fuels,  furnace products, etc. ��� ���  Greenwood, B.C. Midway, B.C.  British Columbia  Investigations  a -Specialty..  J, G HAA&'EJVL,  Mining Engineer,  Greenwood City, B.C. Spokane, Wash  Mining Properties Examined and Reported on.  Mining Negotiations Transacted.  Correspondence Solicited.  IF  ORBES   M.   KERBY,  Assoc. Mem. Can. Soc. Civil Engineers,  (protnnctdf &dn& Jiumgo?  AND  CIVIL ENGINEER,  OFFICE  MIDWAY,     B. C.  .   W.   GIBBS  B.C.  ANACONDA  NOTfOB.  yyrin^vvn^uVinn'rv*T7Mrte^Mm,r'^- ���"���  FOR STAPLE AND FANCY  GALL AT  The Green wood  The Cheapest Place in Town  0  ���*-s-��0>-0-4*>-a-4e>��4e>0-4a>��-<c>e-4e^*-40>^<4e��-0-<0:>-0'40>-e-4*>-fl��:4  a  v  o  A  O  T  y  o  A  ���  y  e  A  a  Y  0  A  e  y  e  A  a  y  0  A  9  y  e  A  a  y  o  A  0  y  a  A  tt  y  e  A  O  y  0  A  V  y  0  A  9  V  0  A  y  9  A  0  y  0  A  a  y  u  A  ���O  y  0  A  Proprietors of the  VERNON   SAW.,  PLANING   AND  /MOULDING MILLS  Sash aud Door Factor}- at Vernou.  Saw Mill at Okanagan lyake.  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 Factor}-��� work reasonabl}-, expeditiously  and of as good material as can be had  at the Coast or Spokane.  Orders from Boundary Creek and the  Southern Interior solicited.  -.���Ms.  fir  Smith & McLeod, Vernon,  o  v  a  A  ��  y  0  t  I  A  0  y  0  4  Y  0  A  O  7  y  0  A  0  y  y  o  A  e  y  e  y  0  A  e  y  o  y  0  A  ��9  y  y,  0  A  0  y  0  A  w  y  10  A  0  y  o  A  3 >0-<O^-O-OV0-��Ot*O-4O!^<��*-��-��Of*��-<G>-O-����M��-Xe!^��-�������-��-<> 0-4O*-e-��O  tan Flouring  ENDERBY   and   VERNON.  Trade Mark  Red Star.  Makers of Flour pronounced by experts to be  the best made on the Pacific Coast.  HUNGARIAN y  XXX STAR '������"���..  STRONG: BAKERS  GRAHAM  Bran Shorts Chop Etc  *��tYijnrTrTVw'm1?,r'T*'*'-*v~~*���r*ra  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 niining districts. THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES,  MINING NOTES.  Last Saturday a party of between  ten and twelve men started up Boundary creek to prospect the new field.  AD the water has been removed from  the Stemwinder shafts. Sinking is in  progress in one shaft and a drift is  being run at the foot of another.  After a few days work last week on  the Cracker Jack, in Greenwood camp,  copper ore was found beneath an iron  capping. The ledge was stripped for  some 11 feet; no walls were found.  Jack Farrell while prospecting on  the Buttercup, in Wellington camp,  the other day, found a small quartz  lead which has since widened out to  nearly three feet. The quartz carries  copper sulphurets, and runs well in  gold. Specimens have been sent to  Spokane for exhibition purposes.  During the past week a considerable  amount of surface work has been done  on the, Phoenix in Greenwood camp.  The capping was stripped, for nearly  50 feet and the owners have been rewarded by finding some "very pretty  rock,.full of copper pyrites and containing azurite. They had not yet  struck the ore body in formation, but  the indications of its proximity are  sufficiently clear. -  E}. A. Bielenberg has for the last few  weeks been engaged in developing the  Butterfly and the Surprise, both in.  Skylark camp. On the former a hole  has been sunk eight or teii feet, the top  of which was capped for about thirty  inches with iron ; the ore is copper sulphides and is coming in well. On the  Surprise the shaft is down 15 feet and  the ledge���containing silver-bearing  quartz��� is six feet wide. There is as  yet no solid ore body.  We wish to put in a word for our advertisers. We have solicited only the  best firms and we believe every firm  represented in these pages bears an  honorable name in business. We hope  to have it to say that no reader of Tegs  Times has ever been cheated by one of  our advertisers ; and, even at the risk  of losing some revenue, we shall seek  only reputable firms as patrons. Starting with this intention and trusting  always to be able to maintain it, we  hope pur readers will freely patronize*  our advertisers, not forgetting by-the-  way to mention The Times as the  medium.  Grown Grants.���When applying for  crown grants, request that the advertising -thereof be published in The  Boundary Creek Times���the  paper of the district.  mining  ����iro-.3nii^t3iJw;ixr!^Krs*2r��;m37uu=^  For Occupation or Speculation.  BUILDING AND LOT for sale on main  business street in Greenwood Cit}-. Size  of building-, 24x55 ft. Arrang-enieuts mscy be  made to exchang-e. other lots or erect a smaller  buiiding- suitable for otir business, in pas-ment.  For particulars enquire at  The Boundary Creek Times,  Greenwood City, B.C.  ��� 9  Jewellers and News Dealers,  GREENWOOD CITY, B.C.  Watch Repairing- a Specialty.  ARMSTRONG,    B.C.  0i.        0S.        01  f'r       fir~      fir~  Patronize home industry and the only co-operative Flour Mill in the  Province by using our  1  XXX  STRONG  BAKERS'  SUPERFINE  Our Mill is fitted throughout with  the latest improved machinery and is in  charge of a thoroughly experienced miller.  Ask for our  Flour  and  keep  the  money  in  the  district.  O����*-40KO-40��-��-4OMM  The Oftanagan Flour Mills Co., Ltd.  Armstrong, B.C.  MiiiiiaiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiUiiiUiiiiiiiiiuiiiuiiuuiiiiug  ~~^B*}  �������>59  �����*iQ  &  ������O  �����>��  ���w��2>  ������*��/&  ���-ata  ������we��  . <*a  ~"*u8��  ^"^*!9  Is the central town and supply point of the Boundary  Creek mining camps. From this new town roads lead  to the  GREENWOOD,   'DEADWOOD,     COPPER,     SU/nA\IT,  LONG    LAKE,    SKYLARK,    WHITE    AND  ATWOOD,    WELLINGTON    AND  - SMITM   CAAVPS.   Lots  are  selling  freely  and   are   a. good  investment.   -~*kS  0i  fir  0i  fir  0k  fir   ��!��  For price of Lots and other information, address  -~*=CB>  ���^c33  Or apply to the Ag-ents  Greenwood City, Boundary Creek, B.C.  a  C- F. COSTERTOtf, Yernon, B.C.  A. K. STUART, Vancouver, B.C.  25, XI 29, YATES STREET,  SOT  Wholesale Dry Goods.  Gents' Furnishings Alanu  facturers.-  Best assorted Stock in the Province.  tasgaafxsooist  MARCUS   ^d   (GREENWOOD  STAGE     LINE.  Leaves Marcus '....  Mondays  and'Thursdays' at 1 p.m.  Arrives   Greenwood   Tuesdaj^s  aud Fridays  at 5 p.m.  Leaves   Greenwood.... ...Wednesday and  Saturdajr  at 7 a.m.  Arrives  Marcus .......... ......Thursday  and  Sunday  at, 9  a.m.  Special   Attention   Given   to   Mail,   Freight   and   Express.  I E-   D.   MORRISON,   PROPRIETOR.  I  'I THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES.  MINING NOTES.  Mr. Rutherford, representing- IDng--  lish capital, is staying" in Greenwood.  He has already purchased property on  the North Fork.  Mr. J. C. Haas has arrived safely in  Spokane with his collection of ores  from this district. From reports in  the city dailies, the Boundary exhibit  is likely to form one of the principal  attractions of the Fair.  Mr. Morrison is daily expecting" to  receive instructions to commence work  on the company's claim in Deadwood  camp. Meanwhile the company evidently are quite content that he should  have " the expectations."  Word has been received that Mr.  Harry Hemlow, whorepresents mining-  investors both in Montreal and Vancouver, will shortly return on a visit  to Boundary. Mr. Hemlow recently  purchased the Boundary FaUs and  Spotted Horse here.  It is reported that both the Lincoln  and City of Paris have been bonded  and development work is to be commenced shortly. The bond is controlled  by an E^ng-lish company. Mr. J. Stevens, who is; a co-proprietor in-the  claims, arrived from Fairview this  week to sign-the papers relative to the  bond.      ������.������/.���:;-',]-'..:'1-'-/: /���       ''���':.:-v:;/  L,ast Saturday 49 feet of the 50-foot  double compartment shaft contract at  the Old Ironsides had been sunk. For  several days preceding- water had been  flowing- in at the rate of 15 or 20 gallons  an hour. The pre recently taken out  has not so promising an appearance as  that on the dump of a few weeks ago.  Development work 0will be continued  all winter.  Carl Nelson, the partner of R. Robison in the Northern Belle; and Golden  Giant on Pass creek, has made a big-  strike near Kaslo on a claim called the  Silver Bell. He and his partners recently refused an offer of $40,000 on a  bond, 10 per cent, down, made by a  California company for the prospect.  The ore body .is six feet across and  runs over 200 ounces in silver.  Many of our readers will have kindly  recollections of Mr. A. Meg-raw, who  made an extensive tour through this  district in the summer of 1893, when  he secured interests in claims at Gamp  McKinney and other points. Mr. Meg-raw has since then gone more or.less  deeply into mining speculations in -  the Rainy river country^ where he has  a free-milling proposition assaying on  the average $45, with test assays of  $720 to $1,760. Apparently not content  with this Mr. Meg-raw writes us for all  possible information on the present  condition and outlook of the Boundary  Creek camps. He is endeavoring to  interest eastern capital in McKinney  and elsewhere and will be through here  again " in the spring or possibly before that time."  The V. V. & E. R. & N. Railroad.  ���.. News-Advertiser : The reason the  above company did not obtain its,charter was that the present session would  not last long enough to give time for  the bill to pass both Houses. Notice is  being given to have it before the House  at the next session, which will be in  three or four months. The shortness  of the present session prevents all railway bills from passing. The engineers  are now and will be kept employed  preparing the necessary plans to start  the road immediately after the next  session.  W.  B.  PATON  -Importer of and Dealer in-  COPPER STREET, GREENWOOD CITY, B.C.  ^ 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4r4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4,k  4,    When we Hear or Kead of  The Boundary Greek Mines   We naturally think of.������ :  *  TAYL^  6c  '���������'*;  :/*  :?\:*:  */::*:<//y ������/ ::/:/��������� ,r ;;,?,'<-^-:/���"���    ??:��� ��� :*  jfc *$*���$* *$**$* *$**$* *%* *f* *$* *f* *f* *f* *$* *$* ���$* *$* *f* *$* *f* *$* ���*&'*��* *$* *$* *?* ^  Prescription Pharmacy      ���::���     Greenwood City, B.C.  O^V^E   dispense   Plr^sician's    Prescriptions    and    family  U*J     Recipes  accurately and with pure drug's*     Give us  a.call for anything- you want in  the   Drug" line,  or   write  us,   as ^ we   g"uarahtee satisfaction.  U".:-:^ TAYLOR   &   CO.  GREENWOOD CITY, B,G  ? G.   E.   SEY/^OUR..-���&   CO.,   Propsr���-^ ;  Specially adapted for,Commercial Men.  Stages to all parts pass the Door. V  Firstclass in Every Respect.  .'...,'���'' ... lis*      ''if   '' "*!$ , ���' ��� :.,. '  Rates from $1,50 to $2,50 per day*  Mi- mo m  ^Greenwood, B.C.  taaesxaiBmassnBtBB  Office, Store, and Saloon Fixtures  a specialty.  Plans aud Specifications made and Estimates  ."���.'���' g"iven.      '  A.   D.   WORGAN,  Established 1862.  GREENWOOD   CITY.  Views of Greenwood and the  Mines  for  Sale.  *H*  W. J. Snodgrass, Prop'r.  Leaves Penticton at 7 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdaj's for Camp McKinney,  Rock Creek, Midwa3', Anaconda, Greenwood,  Carson and Grand Foncs.  Returning- leaves  Grand Forks  at 6  a.m.  Tuesda}', Thursda3r and Saturday.  Carries the Mails, Passeng-ers and Express.      |  on  ^^M^SZttNNK*  Manufacturers of Furni/'  c  ture, Upholstery, etc/X  Importers of Crockery, Glassware, Carpets,  Wall Paper, Linoleums, etc. Residences and  Hotels furnished throughout. All orders, no  matter how larg-e, promptly filled, as we have  the.    ��� .   ���.    ��������� "'���':/���  \  11  I  ���*V*     0*     *&���  fir"      fif      fir"  Write us for Catalogvue and Price List.  0*    &',!*���    *V4  fir      fir"  .   ''if  VICTORIA,   B.C.  Greenwood City, B.C.  S    i*    ?  Blacksmithini  And Horse/shoeing  Satisfactory Work Guaranteed.  1  1  41,  P  It  I  ; i  7��nsr*nsc iwiowra,w laatooaaauHSW  if arrrwn-itrfifca'sd'.cai.-a-nwf^amwa^  ii'ir if - n "Niifi-r  THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES.  ��� iiia mil i mimmn. MiMiii mm  THE FUTURE OF BOUNDARY.  Mr. P. Dillon, a resident of Spokane,  has been in   the   district   for   several  days visiting the camps in the vicinity.  Mr. Dillon describes himself  as  being  one of the "early birds"   in  Rossland  without having,  however,   held  on  to  the proverbial   "worm."    He   at   one  time bought, or nearly bought, a third  interest in the War lOagle for $500, but  when all arrangements had  been, perfected, the price was raised   to   $1,100.  Considering that then   assays  of  War  Kagle rock gave little  better  than  an  average value of $4 to the ton, and that  the camp at that time was   practicably  inaccessible,   Mr. Dillon   did not   feel  inclined to pay more  than  double the  price originally agreed, and the matter  was allowed to drop.    Speaking of this  country, Mr. Dillon, whose  experience  of mining camps has  been  gained  by  many years ' spent   among   them, says  the surface showings here are the most  wonderful he has ever  met  with,   and  he is not afraid to predict  that,  great  mining camp as Rossland undoubtedly  is, three years after Boundary has  enjoyed the benefits accruing  from  railway facilities, there will be little heard  of about   the   former   in   comparison.  This rather rash statement Mr.   Dillon  doubtless uttered in  the  fulness  of  a  sudden enthusiasm, for however bright  the future of Boundary may  be,  there  is little probability that we have many  mines likely to prove the  superiors  of  the L,e Roi, for example, ~at  Rossland.  A Hunting Episode.  George Spence has deservedly earned a local reputation as a sportsman,  and many a deer has fallen to his  . deadly aim. The other day, however,  he started with his pockets full of ammunition and Winchester in' hand to  try and replenish the camp's larder.  Not far from home he met two fool-  hens enjoying a morning's repast.  Here was a chance, and "George"  plugged away at the birds till his cartridges were expended and his temper  much ruffled. The birds meanwhile  continued to quietly fill their crops,  seemingly indifferent to the presence  of an intruder, though occasionally  giving him a furtive glance from their  stupid eyes. This so enraged the local  Nimrod that seizing a club he avenged  the waste of his shots, returning with  his victims triumphantly to camp.  But he will not hear the end of this  adventure for many a day.  A Standing Invitation.  We cordially invite our subscribers  and Times readers generally to bring  or send in items of news for the paper.  We will gladly give publication to  mining notes, district news, personals,  and items of local and general interest.  "We want miners and prospectors especially of the Boundary Creek country  to remember that The Times is their  own local paper, and that in assisting  us to furnish a weekly budget of reliable and interesting- news they are also  helping to advertise  the  district,   and  in doing this every  one  will reap the benefit.  resident  here  NOTICE.  In the Matter of Gus. Hamlin, Deceased.  TENDERS will be received by the under-  sig-ned up to noon on the 15th Aa.y of November, 1896, for the xmrchase of the following-  mineral claims, situate, near Grand Forks, in  Kettle River Mining- Division of the District of  Yaile, viz.: "The Possum," "Grandmama's  Bustle," " Little Belle Lump," and " The  Coon."  C. A. R. LAMBLY,  Gold Commissioner.-  SANSOA\   &   ilOLBROOK,  FSNANOSAL   AND     MSNSNG   BROKERS.  Groups of Claims bought for Stock Companies and Syndicates  -o-  OFFICE     AT     GREENWOOD     CITY,  4��  Penticton Hotel,  J.   THURBER,   Proprietor.  Pleasantly situated at the foot of Okanag-an Lake.  0*.      0t-      0*.  fir"      ''if      ''if  Stage  connection  with  s.s.   "Aberdeen"  from  Fairview,  Osoyoos,   Boundary  Creek,  Kettle   River   and  points   in   Washington.  ��J'4        4't.        vIKs.  f'f      f'r~      f'r"  Arrangements made for providing Guides, and'  Outfits for Hunting Parties"  Good Boating- and Fishing-.  Row and Sail Boats for Hire.  - >y  yy  Louis Blue.  A. Fisher.  MLL  IVIILLS     AND      YARDS     AT  A. R. Tillman.  r> H**  *  Greenwood City    %    Anaconda* B*G  Manufacturers of Rdug-h and  Dressed  IBMMJ"tMffl��lti  hingles* Lath. Mouldings* Sash and Doors*  04.        04.        0i.  fir"      fir"      fir"  ALL KINDS OF FACTORY WORK MADE TO ORDER  Lumber delivered to any place in the City or to Mining Camps  I '"llll" "��ff.iii|ii"��"'i';��.".i'���w^^ur.^  O  ���.<����  THE BOUNDARY FALLS HOTEL,  BOUNDARY    FAIykS,    B.C.  jr.     a.     WHITE      -      -      -��� '    PROPRIETOR.  ���Centrally Located.    Stopping- place for Stag-e Lines.    No trouble or expense spared  to make Guests comfortable.  1  1  &**~>  g&s**��~  Strictly First-class and Charges Moderate.  Best Brands of Liquors and Cigars.  Good Stabling.  ���^s9  ????????m?????????????????????????????????H?!??!????H??W  ill THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES,  THE RECORDS FOR THE WEEK.  ,, SEPTEMBER 25.  Eldorado, adjoining- the Gladstone on Fourth  of July creek, T. Fahe3r.  Wild Rover, north side  Smith and S. A. O'Neil.  of   Pass   creek,   W.  September  26. a  Gem, (fractional). Brown's camp, C. Burnett.  Crown Prince, adjoining- Iron  Cliff on east  side of North Fork, C. Curning-s.  Belvidere, Kimberly camp, D.  C.  McArthur.  Calg-arjr, Skylark camp, T. A. Garland."  Fort Garry, Kimberly camp, C.  R.  Garland.  Hamilton, KimberVy camp, M. T.  Robison.  No. 9, Central camp; F. Gome. ���  No. IS, Central camp, F. Gome. -.  September'28.  Peerless, west side of North Fork, F.  Fooks.  Mug-g-ius, Pass creek, S. Hepworth. ��� ������  ������  B.C., Summit camp, A. R.Fing-land. .-  September  30.  , London Hill, adjoining-the Rambler in Pass  creek, W. S. Hill.  Aurora, head of Brown's creek, A. E. Jones.  Crown, White's camp, W. E. Covert.  Waldie, N. W.  of Grand Forks,  A.   Prestar  and J. H. Smith.  October 1.  Copper King-, Deadwood camp, G. L3rnch,  Mag-netic,   fractional,   Deadwood   camp,   G.  Lynch.  Rossland, Kimberly camp, M. T. Robison.  Colusa, Kimberly camp, M. Griffin.  Somerset, between   head   of   Pass creek   and  north fork of  Pass creek.  Sunshine of Promise, oiie mile north from  Grand Forks, J. W. Seale.      .  Black Diamond, between head of Pass creek  and the North Fork of the same, H. D. Barnes  and E. R. Shannon. ^ :  Ontario Girl, 3 miles west of North Fork.  Kroner, Providence camp, J.C.Olson.  Pilot Centre, Skylark camp, G. H. Inkster.  Iroquois, Providence camp, G. H. Inkster:  Belcher, Crown Point camp, F. H. Wollaston  aud C. H. Arundel.  Conveyances.  September 25.  Surprise, E. A. Bielenberg- to C. E. Brown.  Butterfl3r, C. E. Brown to E.'A. Bielenburg-.  Anaconda, % interest, W. G. McMynu and T.  McDonnell to E. A. Bielenburg-.  -Frank Georg-e, J. Connelly to P. Hannon.  Oak Leaf, % interest, A. ~B. Anderson to F.  K. McMann.  September  26.  No. 7, (sale of bond), J. Weir to Boundary-  Mines Co.  September   28.  Northern'Bell, ^.interest, C. Nelson to A.  Thistel.  Mammoth, Yz interest, W. G. McMynn to P.  W. Peterson.   '   o  95, M interest; A. Wallace to S. Webb.  Iron Horse, F. Gottfriedson to R. Clark.  Iron Horse. R. Clark to G. W. Averill.  ���  *': September  30.  War Eagle, Mountain Monarch,* Belle of Ottawa, % interest, O K, 1.-6 interest, J. Reese to  Thos. S. Hig-g-inson.  Combination, F. A^  Bartholomew  to  Happ3'.  Twin Mine,  -%  interest,   M.  McGraw  C3rrus  to  T.  Corkill, A. Hamilton and T. W. Stack.  Great Laxe_\^ % interest, Thos. Corkill to M.  McGraw, A. Hamilton and T. Karmeen.  Black Prince, yx interest;. A. Hamilton to T.  Corkill, M. McGraw and T. Karmeen.  Idaho, K interest, M. McGraw to T. Corkill,  A. Hamilton and T. Karmeen.^-  Idaho, Black Prince, Twin Mine, and Great  Laxev, ~ interest in each, M. McGraw to T. W.  Stack.  OCTOBER  1.'���-.,-'".  Big- Six, % interest, A. Wallace to J. P. Mc-  Intj-re.  Mass Batte^, ]A, interest, R. N. Farren to A.  Lema3r. 6  ���   Matadore, %. interest, V. St. Georg-e to D. McLaren.  Toreador, y2 interest, A. Hamfield to Abe Hall  Goodenougrh, Y& interest, Wm. Noonan to T.  A. Dinsmore.  Certificates of Work.  SEPTEMBER 21.  ' ^  Mortimer; C. M. Rendell.  Big- Six; A. Wallace.  Sophie Sherron; M. H. Kane, G.:; M. Smith  and W. Ward Spinks.  Gre\- Eag-le; C. O. Wosborn and J. L. Wiseman.  Anaconda; E. S. Graham.  September   22.  Paymaster; E. S. Graham.  Bank of England; E. S. Graham.  Normand; E. S. Graham.  Granada; E. S. Graham.  September   24.  Elkhorn; C. L. Thomet, G. Kife, and L. R.  Rutter.  September   28.  Puebla; J. H. Fox.  Antelope; T. Barrett.  September 29.  , Boldiming-o; J: J. Harris.  September   30.  Trilb3r; T. Munroe and C. Harring-ton.  October 1.'  River Elbois; J.   Holm,   J.   P.   Shannon,   J.  Hanly and H. D. Barnes.  DANCE AT BOUNDARY FALLS.  The dance given by Mr. J.  J.   White  at the Boundary Falls Hotel on Thursday was, in every sense of the   word, a  success^ and   the   rooms   contained   a.  larger gathering, probably, than  have  yet been assembled at one time on any  previous occasion, festive or otherwise,  in;; Boundary. ?    Estimating   roughly,  between a hundred and fifty and a hundred and sixty guests from all parts of  the   district   were    present.    Dancing  commenced   about   nine   o'clock,   and  was kept up to a violin and   banjo   orchestral   accompaniment   until     early  morning.    The partition dividing  two  large rooms on the   ground   floor   had  been removed during  the I week,   thus  extemporising a capital dance-hall, the  walls being further tastefully  decorated with evergreens. Decidedly a feature  of the evening was a    clog   dance   by  cMr.   R.   F.    Warren,    of    Okanogan,  Washington (or was it Palouse ?), which  ,was really"  an   inimitable   exhibition.  At midnight a cold collation was   served, to describe which justly it is a hard  matter to resist the temptation  to  employ every appreciatory superlative in  Webster; but as   a  contemporary  will  doubtless remark,   " the tables  fairly  groaned beneath   the   weight   of   the  good   things   provided."    Mr. "White  will, at aiiy rate, have the satisfaction  of knowing that his entertainment was  generally highly .appreciated.  MINING NOTES.  A winze is now being sunk at the  end of the crosscut on the Copper..  Mr. R. Wood has sold his interest in  the Rhoderick Dhu to Mr. W. ~L. D'Aeth  of Armstrong.  Harry Nash and George Rumberger  are building a roomy house on the  Brooklyn. A start has also been made  on the new hotel.  A new shaft is being sunk on the  Stemwinder lead, between No. 1 and  No. 2 shafts, and is now down 30 feet.  Two shifts have been put on.  Archie Connors left to-day to do the  assessment work'on the Summit claim  in Summit camp. The Summit vein  runs parallel with the Oro Denero, and  has a good surface showing.  The contract on the Old Ironsides  was completed on Monday, but work  will be resumed upon the arrival of the  company's representative, who is expected immediately. The ore last taken  out carries less of hematite and has  changed in character.       *  Sam Shaw, who . has ' lately been  working on the Old Ironsides, located  six clairns last winter on the Reservation, all; of -which promised well. He  o trusted his partner to record the properties, which he failed to do, and  within the last week every one of the  claims was jumped, or rattier re-staked.  Mr. C. H. Brown left on" Friday's  stage for Spokane, on matters'relating  to the Clifton claim in Copper camp.  E. Timm and the other owners have  sold out their interests in the property  to a Spokane company and the claim  is to be stocked ; three or four thousand  dollars will be spent this year in development work.  Johnnie Winters and Nelson I^e  Plante have recently completed the  contract of running a 120-foot tunnel  and a 60-foot drift on the Washington,  a claim owned by an American company half-a-mile south of the line from  White's camp. Mr. Winters states  that the rock was remarkably , easy to  break and he and his partner on several occasions made 14 feet a day, earning as much as $40 for nine or ten hours  work.    If not one of Johnnie's  yarns,  this we opine comes very nearly being  a record-breaking performance.  As the result of a little surface prospecting of the new iron-capped leads  up Iyost creek, pyrrhotite has been uncovered. This is particularly the case  on the Ballarat, located by Robinson  and McArthur, where they are preparing to sink on a large body of it. While  the gold tenure is at present undoubtedly low, it is encouraging to note that  the true sulphide ore has been found  under the oxydized cap.  , JUST   arrived���A   consignment    of  dry-goods and men's  clothing   at   the  Greenwood ^Grocery.    Call  and  learn.  prices before going  elsewhere.���Advt.  Word was received from Ottawa yesterday that a money-order office had  been gazetted for Greenwood, and that  Inspector Fletcher would ber here next  week with the necessary paraphernalia.  Mr. Iyawder, of the firm of Armstrong  & L-awder of Anaconda, is retiring  from the business. Notice of the dissolution of partnership: will be publish^  e'd in next week's issue of The Times.  It is understood that Mr. Iv. Birnie who  so capably managed the firm's affairs  from the time the, store was opened  here, will remain in charge of the business for Mr. Armstrong.  Mr. McMann moved on Thursday  into his new house on L/ong Iyake  street. Mr. McMann, himself, drew  the architectural plans of the building,  hence every detail conducive to comfort or convenience was carefully considered.  Mr. F. G. Schwenitz, a German mining engineer, arrived in Greenwood on  Friday. He went up to-day to Copper  camp with Mr. Sansom.  ^���iwn.ri-fMTa^^T^-TT'"T^g&,1"'^1Jii^i-itrr^irnffqF^-��  BETTER    THAN    EVER.  >-9+e>-9-*9��-9-19*+*9>-9<9*m-*9>9~49+9*49*-9<t*-9 <����� ��� ���*���  The Okanagan & Spallumcheen  Agricultural Society's  &M&  ooo  WILL  BE  HELD  IN THE  City of Vernon* B,; G,  On   WEDNESDAY   and   THURSDAY  Prize Lists,.Entry Forms, Etc., are now  ready, and, tog-ether with all other information, ma}' be had by addressing- the Secretar}'  at Okanag-an Mission.,  Reduced fares by the C.P.R. and Okanag-an  Lake steamers.  PRICE ELLISON,  President,  VERNON.  A. POSTILL,  .lv    Secretary-,  OKANAGAN   MISSION.  Robert Buckley,  -Q^s*=��-  Harness, Saddles,  Boots and  Shoes  Repaired  with neatness and dispatch.  GREENWOOD   CITY,   B.C.  j  'i 'E  1 |R lf;gpas#^^  iSi^isfeliiaiS  ?: Br  ����'S*<i';* ^.^'ft'^ffit^S;;  ;��?'-w'-.'.t'.'���'.-���'v-i -?T";   v ,:'-':'��� '!���������?��� '''"?���'..'? -.���:..;;.  .;���..������������:, >-,.k,:..',.;^  'u^i-Sti^&S^.^x,i>:-,���'??-v^.^7.-;?'-!-l^;.;.';.,:? .';.'������ ''X.'s  ' '' /^04/f/j/y//-

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