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 cEffiifflaSiiHB  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1896  (Wlttrinjj Jfournaf  11  ��� >r  ��8  /  -.*��� .  -K��*^"^^-1--���������������i-p,- "T-  ��� ��� i  i    -,  ���  n-.t������-���-II-  ���12  ������������r**���������i���  u       i  r A Weekly Paper published in the interests ot the Boundary Creek Mining District.  g.m'auwfltJJLuwwjyH*" i  Vol L  GREENWOOD CITY, B,C��� SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1896.  No, 7,  THE   SNOWSHOE.  The Snowshoe  is  intimately  connected  with  the  early  history of Boundary creek.   The ground was first discovered  in 1891 by "old Dick Thompson, a pioneer among-  pioneers���  since dead.    Thompson did not record  the  claim,   and the  Snowshoe,   like   the. Rawhide  and  many  other prospects  which are now reg*arded as among- the best properties in the  camp, did not find a leg-al   ocwner  until  the   spring-  of   '93,  when it was re-staked and recorded by  W.   A.   McDonnell,  Bob Denzler, Billy Gibbs and Tom McDonnell at the  same  time acquiring- interests by purchase. , IQven in   1893, there  was no respectable, trail leading- to   Greenwood  camp,   and  ' well before cold weather set in the prospector would pack in  as best he could  his  winter  supplies  of  flour j   bacon  and  veg-etables, while his partners would g-o into  the  hills and  shoot as many fat bucks as mig-ht be required  to  keep  the  camp supplied with fresh meat during-   the   winter.    These  bucks hung- up  in   a  row  near  the   cabin   and   allowed  to  freeze stiff, made a familiar feature in the scene of a  prospector's camp in the  pioneer   days.    The   first   assessment  was done on the Snowshoe in '93 with very   satisfactory results, and at every assessment since fresh  discoveries have  resulted.    Enough work has now been  done  to  entitle  the  owners to a crown grant, but they say as at any, rate  their  title is secure they may just as well  continue  to  represent1  the claim by  assessment  work  until  it  passes   into' other  hands.    Development on the Snowshoe has taken the  form  chiefly of open crosscuts, although there is  one shaft down  to a depth of 20 feet at  one  spot.    There  are  two  parallel  leads and these have both been crosscut for from  90  to  100  feet across.   On the lower or east lead the hang-ing- wall has  been found, and it   is   thoug-ht  likewise  that  the  hanging  wall on the west lead was discovered, but of this there is no  certainty.    No footwalls have 3ret been  reached on  either  lead.    The ore taken from the respective lea.ds  differs  materially in character ; that in the east vein having- hematite  carrying- a heavy percentag-e of copper   as  g-ang-ue   matter,  while in the west ledg-e the g-ang-ue is lime and quartz.   The  ore assays from $4 to $60 in g-old and from 3 to 10  per  cent,  in copper.    Taking- into consideration the enormous size of  the ledg-es���althoug-h  of  course  the  big-  surface  showing-  may possibly be to some extent overflow���this  value   is  remarkable.    The writer once saw Bob  Denzler,   one  of  the  owners, pan a couple of handfuls of oxidized rock, collected  from near the surface on the lower vein,   with   astonishing-  results, a string- of the fine freed  g-old   stretching-  halfway  along- the rim of the pan.    L^ast winter  the   Snowshoe was  bonded to an Eastern company, Mr. Georg-e Turner assuming- the management.    Much prospecting  work  was  done  with the diamond drill and Mr.   Turner  expressed  himself  as being entirely satisfied.    However, the bond was allowed  to lapse and some curiosity was  evinced  as  to  the reason.  L-ater on it came out that Mr. Turner,  after  going  to  considerable expense in prospecting  the  claim,   could  get  no  word from his principals and did not therefore care to incur  the responsibility of further  expenditure  without  instructions.    It is, nevertheless, quite safe to say that the   Snow-  shoe will not long remain the property of the   present  oyvn-  ers, and if all indications are  not  to  be  disregarded  will,  inside of (say) two years be a prominent shipping mine.  ANACONDA  TOWNSITE.  Anaconda is situated on Boundary creek and at the mouth  of both Ivind and Copper creeks. As a town its history  dates only from the spring of this year, although last  December eight blocks were plotted out into town  lots.    In  May, however, buildings began to be put up with astonishing rapidity.    At the same time  some  fifty  acres' of  land  were cleared for townsite  purposes,   streets  were  graded,  and Johnnie land's erstwhile pre-emption was  thus  all   at  once elevated to the full dignity of  a  township.    The  preemption, by-the-way, was  located  in  June,   1894,   and  the  log-cabin so familiar to everyone who has  resided  for 'any  length of time in the camp, was, perhaps, the first building  of any description erected in this part of the  district.    But  to return.    The office now used as the head-quarters of  the  townsite agent was originally  intended  for  a   restaurant,'  and was the first frame house built in  Anaconda.    Shortly  afterwards an assay office was put up, and  other  buildings  followed in rapid succession.    The Anaconda Hotel, situated  by the side of the main trunk road was the pioneer hostelry.  But the Palace Hotel, though the hotel at Midway since the  addition was made, the  Boundary  Falls   and possibly  the  Greenwood hotels are not far behind in point of excellence,  the Palace is entitled to rank as the best appointed licensed  house in the district.    The addition of a handsome verandah  has further improved the appearance of the exterior  of  the  premises, and appliances are now being put  in  position  to  heat the rooms with hot air from a furnace in the basement.  Another   fine   house. was  built  by  Messrs.   Bordeau   and  Berger, the ground floor being now occupied as  the  offices,  and the upper storeys as the private residence of Col. Weir's  Two   general  stores,   a  hardware  store,   livery  manager.  stables, a butcher shop, and a number of dwelling houses  were built this summer; other buildings, including a large  store, are now in course of construction. In June, Col.  Weir purchased an interest in the townsite, and recently a  company was incorporated to conduct the business and  carry out improvements. Anaconda has, as a local wag  put it, " a system of water-works second to none" in the  district, nearly every house in the place being provided  with a constant supply of excellent water, carried by means  of wooden piping from Eind creek. There are several-more  or less promising mineral claims adjacent to the townsite,  notably the Helen and the Capital Prise. Ore shipped from  the Helen to the smelter paid more than expenses even  under present disadvantageous conditions. The Capital  Prize, since this year's assessment was done, also shows  up well. A smelter site of twenty acres has been reserved  to the south of the town, and it is very probable that reduction works will be erected here should, for instance, the  claims under bond to the Boundary Mines Company prove  as valuable as is anticipated. The distance between  Anaconda and Greenwood is so inconsiderable that practically speaking their interests are common. The one place  can hardly receive advantage without the other deriving  benefit proportionately. Eventually, instead of two small  towns on Boundary creek there will be one large and prosperous city.    This is a consummation devoutly to be wished.  MR.   HAAS  AND   THE   FRUIT   FAIR.  Mr. J. C. Haas returned  on   Wednesday   from   Spokane.  Speaking of the Fruit Fair which has just   terminated, Mr.  Haas said that in every   sense   it  was   a   most   unqualified  success.    The mineral exhibits, attracted   a  great  deal  of  attention, the collection from Boundary contrasting very  favorabty with collections sent from other camps. When  the Fair was over, the mineral specimens from Boundary  creek were divided into parcels and bestowed in different  directions. Thus a small, but fairly representative collection was taken by a prominent broker to New York, another  was sent to Chicago, another to the School of Mines at  Moscow, Idaho, while some four hundred pounds of rock  will be placed on view in the offices, about to be opened, of  the Old Ironsides Mining Company, in Toronto.  wifflgBMl^ THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES,  GREENWOOD AND ANACONDA NOTES.  Mr. R. Wood returned on Sunday  from a business trip to Vernon and the  coast.  A Greenwood lady made nine entries  at the recent Exhibition at Vernon and  was successful in capturing- five first  and two second prizes.  Miss Ida Birnie arrived in Anaconda  on' Wednesda3,r's stag-e from Vernon,  and will probabry stay for some months  with her brother, Mr. L,. Y. Birnie.  The business men on Copper street  are clubbing- tog-ether to build a sidewalk for the entire distance of the  block. This example is worthy of imitation in other parts of the town.  Thursday, November 26th, has been  proclaimed Thanksgiving- Day both in  Canada and the States. Where the  population is about equally divided in  nationality, as on Boundary creek, this  arrang-ement is most satisfactory.  - The postmaster of Camp McKinney  writes that no Times reached that  office by last Saturday's coach. As the  papers were mailed here an hour or  two before the stag-e left, the fault lies  with some of Her Majesty's employes.  Prospectors and others are invited to  call at The Times office when in  Greenwood and g-et a bundle of papers  and other reading- matter, to relieve  the monotony of the long- winter evening's. They are free, gratis, and with  pleasure.  Another J.P. will be appointed, to  reside at Greenwood or Anaconda, immediately on the return of Attorney-  General Egberts to Victoria. The name  of the recipient of this empty honor  has not been divulg-ed. Midwajr will  at the same time be g-iven a deputy  registrar's office for the county court  of Osoyoos.  A fire started on Thursday morning-  in the Columbia House, and but for the  timely assistance of a number of men  who happened to be near by at the time  of the occurrence, the building- would  undoubtedly have been burnt to the  ground. The conflagTation orig-inated  from a too common cause,���a heated  stove-pipe running- throug-h the roof of  the building- and catching fire to the  dry woodwork.  In the short article which appeared  in last week's Times, descriptive of  Greenwood townsite, inadvertently no  mention was made of the fact that two  barbers display the unmistakeable  parti-colored poles in the town. It is  all the more difficult to account for this  omission, as the rivalry existing- between the local representatives of the  tonsorial profession takes a form which  never permits other residents of the  town to forget their presence.  W. D. Medill, charged with stealing  a bearskin, from Frank Carlton, appeared before Messrs. Hodgson and  Kerr, J.P.'s, on Wednesday, to answer  to the charg-e. It appears that Carlton  informed Medill that he had set a bear-  trap, telling him the situation, and that  Medill had afterwards gone to the spot  and found a bear in the trap. He skinned the animal, bringing it home with  him. Medill pleaded guilty to taking  the skin, but added that he had done  so intending to hand it to the rightful  owner upon his return from a prospecting trip, claiming only a small charge  for his trouble. In the absence of any  evidence to prove criminal intent, the  magistrates dismissed the case.  .vy&-^>r./.<r*^/*/*'E'^w;*-g/y;p^  ���?/5*c*i*v"'4*'iA"'LV\ei'*A.\i-*,'*av^  u  #  m    ' ' '   ' ' __-._,  ���    _ ���   ^  ^'i<^/.Jjy.wC^/yjF***7.r/j;^/rj'**yfr^^  ���*/i?K��-*v\csvv\c-i\vu��v\\ci\\vcavvv^  Xflli.  ^'1 GUXWXS^Wtiff  "/If  -DEALERS   IN  Hardware, Paints and Oils, Sash and Doors.  tif  *Y'S  tif  ., Agents for Chatham Wagons and Sleighs,-Best in America.  One -of the  best Jobbing Shops  in  the  interior.  *-o<o>-o*e>-o*a>9*e>-o40>&^G>-to<o*o^t>^9*a>��<a>-e*o>-cMc*-9*ap-o^ayB<o>o+o>o-49>Q-<$>e<iBp-Q-4<a>o-<ii>-@<o  Hardware        Granite ware  Cook Stoves      Wooden ware  Parlor and Box Stoves  Miners' Camp Stoves  Tinware  Silverware  Glassware  Window Glass  Iron Pipe and Fittings .      Cutlery  Crockeryware and House Furnishings  MINERS* SUPPLIES A SPECIALTY,  n  t.Q<a*-0*t*-9<9>0<B>9<9>9*C>9+9>Q+tt>-9+9>&*9>B^9>-a<&>-9<&>a*S'r9<a>-9M9>O<9>-Q<B>O<9>9*9!rO-4a>.&<0  You wiir'iiiid the A. & L. brand of goods the best.  The Hardware, Tin and Stove Men,  ANACONDA.  1018 I CO.,  \fof  Xfl/'  X&f  X6/"  Xft/"  X.A/  Xft/"  Xa/"  Xd/"  \A/"  \ftf  Xfi/^  wgk/"        x^i- xJj*V ugly <JjjJ fc*J*v *d#y wfgV ��JfW w$* vfy* taj**** id^V"      ~*Jf*  Midway,- Kettle River.  First-class Accommodation.    Good Stabling.    Stopping Place; for Stages.  McAULEY & LUNDY, Proprietors,  muBK^jjumimai  tKKrucaaxacnxrmni  xrutssx&aAraaxjainsxsxaaazBEasK&iL'iivscazwx  rvssz&tmtudMsmitJJLaaaamihxwswamwsmnstn  -Importer of and Dealer in-  COPPER STREET, GREENWOOD CITY, B.C.  &XJI 4lWlM&M--ti  i*-f**i'i***g*--Fiaj-a****,**Fa5*3tL^^ HT ** 'jm>,JHj  agiWjaacjm/.^uB'-w'-'Tflisaa.^iga*^^  -7  Greenwood City, Boundary Creek/ B���G  j>v  ^  ^  ^ff  ^ff  tiff  We are prepared to welcome Guests and provide g-ood accommodation.  Headquarters for Mining- Men.        Best of Wines, lyiquors and Cig-ars.   Eivery Stable in connection.���   aV* a5!* ^!'*  tiff tiff tiff  WOOD .'& NELSON  S       >  Proprietors.  9wm^mM^mmw9anK.m3i^MfmuMUMO^mi^if9^^v^tW91luMAm'*^  c  Ju -^a  N.   THOLL  1        -DkVj*  PROPF?IETOR.  In every respect a Comfortable and "Well-appointed House.    Livery Stable in connection.  M THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES,  MINING NOTES.  Messrs. Gordon and Miller left this  weeek to prospect up the West Fork of  Kettle river. V  JVC. McArthur and Fred Shonquest  went up on Thursday to work on the  Marjory, Skylark camp. >  Alec: Wallace is working on Mr.  Kerr's prospect called the Butcher Boy,  up the West Fork. Some very fine  rock was shown from this claim recently.  Mr. Johnnie Stevens returned from  Spokane on Wednesday and left for  Fairview on business connected with  the sale, recently consummated, of the  Morning Star mine.  The value of the bond taken���as was  intimated last week���on the Knob Hill  by the Old Ironsides Mining Company  is $30,000, ten per cent, of which has  been paid to the owners.  Tom McDonnell left this week for  Camp McKinney. He and his partners  have four claims in that camp, one of  which is only half a mile from the  .Victoria, and has a promising surface  showing.  Mr. R. J. Bealey, a well known resident of Rossland, and Mr. F. J. Ein-  drum, formerly mining recorder at  Kaslo, now of Ainsworth, visited the  Gold Drop and other of the principal  prospects of the district this week.  Bob Robinson returned to Greenwoo.d  from Grand Forks on Thursday, hav-'  ing done assessment work on the Net-  ta, a claim adjoining the Bonanza.  The latter is turning out very well and  -has a promising ledge of clean galena,  assaying remarkably high.  The representatives here of the  Boundary Mines Company were agrea-  bly surprised to learn last week, from  the account in a local contemporary  of the rich strike made on the No. 7.  They confess that it was news indeed  to them. Mr. W. T. Smith also had no  idea that he had made such headway  on the Stemwinder's new shaft as he  was informed by the same paper was  the case.  Mr. Heneage, an English capitalist  who a little while since visited Boundary in the company of Mr. Austin,  the eminent authority on the treatment  of pyritic ores, has bonded the City of  Paris and the Lincoln, in White's  camp, for $26,000, making a first payment of 10 per cent, of the purchase  money. Development work' is to be  commenced immediately and suitable  buildings erected.  A deal is now pending with regard  to the bonding of the Sunset and Crown  Silver, in Deadwood camp, to a Montreal syndicate. AH the details have  been satisfactory arranged between  the owners here and the would-be purchasers, but before the matter can be  finally settled the signatures of two co-  proprietors, residing at Vernon, who  hold small interests in the claims, are  required.    The price offered is $16,000.  A tunnel is to be run to connect with  the cross-cut at the bottom of the 60-  foot shaft on the Stemwinder. Eately  the air has been very impure in the  shaft-and it was found impossible to  continue the work under the prevailing  conditions. Hence the principal object effected by running the tunnel will  be to provide a purer atmosphere, although 'the rock removed from the  shaft will be * carried through and  dumped from the mouth of the tunnel  instead of being hoisted by a windlass.  Mr. R. R. Hedley, of Nelson, some  time connected with ; the Pilot Bay  smelter, is visiting Boundary creek for  the purpose of selecting a site suitable  for the erection of reduction works  here. Mr. Hedley is quite satisfied  that a smelter in Boundary would prove  a paying investment and proposes, directly he is convinced of the bona fide  intentions of a railroad company to  build a road, to commence the construction of a custom smelter. Mr.  Hedley believes that the Rock creek  coal would make excellent coke.  No Exceptions Made.  psT- In order to avoid annoying our  P&* readers by constantly "dunning "  jp&t- for payment, no new orders /will  TpST^ be booked unless paid in advance.  * Greenwood, B.C;  Office, Store, and Saloon Fixtures  a specialty.  Plans and Specifications  made and  Estimates  g*iven.  HUGH CAMERON, Proprietor.  Best Brands of Wines, Liquors and Cigars.  Good   Stabling.  ihi .i-i    ' ��� 'u.1   ' ��. i-i���nm-1-1 ���. t-u-'nimj, -jill.i.���u-ui ���u^j^.^j-i'-gB  VERNON  Get your Supplies at  Anaconda S$  Midway* B*G  VERNON,   B.C.  John Haverty & Co., Proprietors.  Are now prepared to  supply  their unequalled  brands of  leer, Ale and Porter  ���)   AT     RIGHT,    PRICES   (-  Mail Orders promptly attended to.  Give us a Trial.  aV*    ��1'*    iV*  tiff      tiff      tiff  AGENT   FOR  .   h; HUFE  Greenwood City, B.C.  The Giant Powder Co.,  OF SAN FRANCISCO.  Established 1862.  f1 y v  lacksmithing....  And Horseshoeing  Satisfactory Work Guaranteed.  Manufacturers of Furni  ture, Upholstery, etc,  a  tun iiivi  Snodgrass & Sons, Prop'rs.  Leaves Penticton at'7 a.m. on Tuesdajrs, Thursdays, and Saturdaj'S for Camp McKinney,  Rock Creek, Midway, Anaconda, Greenwood,  Carson aud Grand Foncs.  Returning- leaves Grand Forks at 6 a.m. on  Tuesday, Thursday arid Saturday.  Carries the Mails, Passeng-ers aud Express.  Importers of Crocker}-, Glassware, Carpets,  Wall Paper, Linoleums, etc. Residences and  ���Hotels furnished throughout. All orders, no  matter how large, promptly filled, as we have  the  LARGEST STOCK IN THE PROVINGL  tif  tif  tif  Write us for Catalogue and Price List.  &�������    ��l<-    *Y*  tiff    tiff    tiff  VICTORIA,   B.C.  W.   JAKES,   M.D.,   CM.,  BV  APPOINTMENT  Resident Physician to Kettle  River District.  Office       :       :       Greenwood, B.C. THE   BOUNDARY   GREEK   TIMES,  PUBLISHERS'   NOTICE.  Advektising Rates are as follows : One inch  S2.00 per month ; two inches, $2.25 ; three  inches, S3.00 ; six inches, S5.00 per month.  Earg*er space at a proportionate rate. Eeg*al  notices, 10c. and 5c. per line. Licenses, land  and mineral notices, $5.00. No advertisement inserted for less than S1.00, and no  ���' quack " or patent ren-ie/Ly* ads. accepted at  a.ny price.  Job Printing at reasonable rates. Accounts  for job printing* and advertising* pa3"able  on the 1st of every month. ,  Letters to the Editor will 011I3' be printed  over the name of the writer.  Address all communications to  The Boundary Creek Times,  Greenwood City, B.C.  HAROLD M.  LAMB    EDITOR  W.    J.    HARBER  . MANAGER  Subscription, S2.00 per Year, in Advance.  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1896.  REASONABLE RESOLUTIONS.  The following- resolution was unanimously adopted by both the Victoria  and Vancouver boards of trade at their  last monthly meeting- :  Whereas, it is probable that in  the  ensuing-  session of Parliament renewed application will  be made to the Dominion  Government for assistance towards the construction of a railroad  through the Crow's Nest pass to  some point in  the Kootena3** ; and whereas, it  is  essential to  the   best   interests   of British  Columbia  that  such a railwa3r, if constructed, should either be  extended to the Pacific Coast or connected with  some independent line from its terminus   in  Kootena3T to the Coast :   the Vancouver [Victoria] board of trade would strong-ly urg*e upon  the Dominion Government that, provided a sat-  isfactoi*y proposition from responsible  parties  for the construction of a direct  railroad  from  Kootena3' to the Coast  be  presented,  that the  Government should g*iv*e it their favorable consideration aud support, making* it a condition  that it should proceed simultaneously with the  construction of the Cro\v?s Nest pass line.  And  further, that in the opinion of this Board equitable regulations respecting* freig*ht and passeu-  g*e'r~rates be made a condition  precedent to an3r  line being* subsidised.  A   requisiton   of  this  kind   coming  from so influential a source cannot but  exert a favorable impression  at  Ottawa.    But even should the action taken  by these Boards be unproductive of direct results, it will  at  least  have  the  efflect of  kindling-  a  warmer  feeling-  than has heretofore existed among- the  people of the Interior towards those of  the Coast. - Until recently the business  men of the Coast cities have seeming-ly  been in a condition of crass  ig-norance  with reg-ard to  the  mineral  resources  of Kootenay   and   Yale,  or  else  they  have fatuously delayed making-  effort  to secure this  increasing-  trade  until  the more  enterprising-  houses  on  the  other side of the international line had,  b3r taking- advantag-e  of  the  lethargy  of our countrymen,   established  themselves on a firm business  footing-  and  successfully diverted the trade to Spokane.    It is,  therefore,   with  pleasure  that we recog-nise a spirit of  awakening- energy oh the part of the people of  the Coast,  and  a laudable  desire,   as  evinced not only by the foreg-oing- resolution but by the tone of the local press  and other  sig-ns,   to  learn  something-  more of and to assist in the movement  that is now taking- place in the   Interior of the Province, to develop the mining- industry.  From private, and, we believe, reliable information we have recently  received there is no room to doubt that  when application is made by the Victoria, Vancouver and Eastern Navigation and Railway Company for a charter  from the Dominion Government, next  session, the "responsibility of, the  parties" seeking- permission to construct a road from Kootenay to the  coast can be questioned, nor will their  " proposition" be less than entirely  '' satisfactory.'' McLean Bros., a firm  : of contractors, whose names are constantly associated with the proposed  enterprise, as we learn and always  supposed, act merely in the capacity of  ag-ents for a wealthy English syndicate. This syndicate only awaits the  sanction of the Federal and Provincial  authorities before at once commencing-  operations.  The Midway Townsite Company are  to be congratulated.    After a  sleep to  which, in point  of duration,   the  performances of Rip Van Winkle or of the  Seven Sleepers are hardly  precedents,  they have at length   awakened  to the  fact that for a company to successfully  establish a town or attract population,  something- more >is, necessary   than   to  survey off the ground and build two or  three   hen-coops.      Consequently    the  first decided move has  been  made  to  provide the residents with an adequate  water supply,   both  for  domestic  and  irrigation purposes.   Mr. F. M. Kerby,  who by the way is  a  thoroughly  capable engineer,  has  been  appointed to  superintend the work and has received  instructions to call for tenders without  delay.    Midway is in every way   a  de-"  sirable location for a town.   It is likely  to become an important mining centre;  it,has many natural  advantages  over  other townsites, and moreover���an im- '  portant   consideration* to  likely  residents���is an   exceedingly  picturesque  spot.    There  can  be  little  doubt  but  that the installation  of  an   irrigation,  system will be the means of attracting  many more people to Midway next year.  mUt\\imwr^^amr^^^'^mn'^m^���mmmTr^'^^b^mT^m^m^m^wtm^^m~    11 mir"1       mum" mi  British Columbia  Investigations a  Specialty.  j  . C, HAAS, E.M.,  Mining Engineer,  Greenwood City; B.C.  Spokane, Wash  Mining* Properties Examined and Reported on.  Mining: Neg-otiations Transacted.  Correspondence Solicited.  Mining and Estate Brokerage.  BOUNDARY   CREEK  GREENWOOD CITY, B.C.  Assaying and Analysis of Ores.  Mines Examined and Reported on.  A thoroug-h acquaintance with  the Boundar}-  Creek and Kettle River mining* districts.  HENRY NICHOLSON,  (ttofar j $u0ftc, (Bttnino; $gent  Mining Negotiations Transacted.  Office --���Camp McKinney.  N.B.���Some   valuable   Mining-    Properties   in  Camp McKinney and vicinit3' for disposal.  0>^-*��tr9MV>9<9>G-*9*9<9*~9<9>&*9*-9<9+*-49X��<9l>*><91��9-*9**<  i  A  0  I  9  5  V  9  A  O  I  t  I  A  V  41  i  I  4  T  A  ?  0  t>  Proprietors of the  VERNON   SAW,  r    PLANING   AND  Moulds  Sash and Door Factoo' at Vernon.  Saw Mill at Okanag*an Eake.  .'���'--^&-L '....    ".���'���"���'���.���  ���,'...,. tif ;���  v. 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 Facr  tory work reasonabl3', expeditiously  and of as g*ood material as can be had  at the Coast or Spokane.  Orders from Boundao' Creek and the  Southern Interior solicited.   aSfe   tif  Smith & McLeol Vernon.  W.  W.  GIBBS,  ^ASSAYER^  ANACONDA     -    -   -     B.C.  ORBES   M.   KERBY,  Assoc. Mem. Can. Soc. Civil Engineers,  (profnnctctf &<Xnb J^umgor  AND CIVII, ENGINEER,  OFFICE - - MIDWAY,    B. C.  T    P. McLEOD,  Barrister and Solicitor.  Anaconda, B. C.  LLER  BROS.,  Jewellers and News Dealers,  greenwood: CITY. B.C.  "Watch Repairing* a Specialt3'.  G.  A.  GUESS, M.A;  H.   A.  GUESS,   M.A.  Assayer s & Chemists.  Tii6rougrhl3- familiar with Boundai-3' Creek  and Okanag-an mining* districts. Properties  examined, assays and anaTI/yses of ores, fuels,  furnace products, etc.  Greenwood, B.C.  Midway, B.C.  ioiUMBifl Flouring Mills  EN DERBY   and   VERNON.  Trade Mark  Red Star.  Makers of Flour pronounced b3^ experts to be  the best made 011 the Pacific Coast.  HUNGARIAN  XXX STAR  STRONG BAKERS  GRAHAM  Bran Shorts Chop Etc  11  (WCM  r Ji** w.  <%  w ���  if*  aiiiay^ THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK  'T?jr-.x.sr_T7-CH   1 TIVIG*D~r  irfjt  MINING NOTES.  Mr, John Christie has built a shaft  house and a cabin on the Nightingale,  in preparation for the winter's work.  It is reported that the Emma is to be  further developed this winter, and that  work is to be started shortly.  The new shaft on the Stemwinder is  now down over 40 feet, arid some g-ood  ore has been taken out. Work is now  to be started again on the old shaft.  At present prospectors living up the  West Fork are very much but of the  world, and Mr. Sullivan says that he  rarely receives his mail until a month,  and often two months, after it has been  delivered at the' post-office.  Building-s are being- put up on Mr.  Hanrahan's placer claim on Boundary  creek and a tunnel is to be started this  week to reach' bedrock.: The sluice  boxes have been put in position and all  preparations for the commencement of  systematic work are completed.  The Skylark vein has again pinched,  but this is only a little way it has of  behaving at times,���skylarking, in  fact. The vein has pinched five or six  times during the progress of development, the first occasion being at the  50-foot level.  Another prospect upon which there  is a big iron capping was located last  week in Kiniberly camp, by Jimmy  Sutherland. The claim is called the  Clipper and lies between the Adiron-  ack and the Atlantic. The surface  rock shows besides the iron, quartz and  copper sulphides.  Ed. Sullivan was down this week  from the west fork of Kettle river, purchasing supplies sufficient to last for  four or five months. He and his partner, Alex. Waddell, have made thirteen  locations in this new neighborhood,  which is some 28 miles above Rock  Creek. On two of the more promising  claims, the Colorado and the Fourth of  July, development will be done this  winter. The Colorado, particularly,  promises well.  Crown Grants.���When applying for  crown grants, request that the advertising thereof be published in The  Boundary Creek Times���the mining  paper of the district.  -srr  Court Notice,  S  ITTINGS of the Count3-- Court of Yale will  be holden as follows :  At Osoyoos, on Saturday, November 7, 1896.  At Midway, on Monday, Nov. 9, 1896.  At the hour, of 11 o'clock in the forenoon.  By  command.  C.   A.   R.   LAMBLY,  Government Office, r. c. c.  Osoyoos, B.C., Oct. 10th, 1896.  A BARGAIN.  For Occupation or Speculation.  iUILDING AND LOT for sale on main  business street in Greenwood City. Size  of building-, 24x55 ft. Arraug-emerits nia3r be  made to exchang-e other lots or erect a smaller  building* suitable for our business, in pa3^ment.  For particulars enquire at  The Boundary Ckeek Times,  ' Greenwood City, B.C.  ONE Small Heatiiig* Stove ;   one Rochester  Radiator,  new;   two  Sacks  Wheat  (for  chicken feed).    Cash or trade.    Enquire at  Boundary Ckeek Times Office.  ARMSTRONG,    B.O  tiff    tiff    tif  Patronize home industry and the only co-operative Flour Mill in the  Province by using bur  HUNGARIAN  XXX  STRONG   BAKERS'  SUPERFINE  OF FLOUR  Our Mill  is  fitted  throughout with  the latest improved machinery  and  is  in.  charge of a thoroughly experienced miller.  Ask  for  our   Flour  and  keep  the  money  in  the  district.  The Okanagan Flour Mills Co., Ltd.  Armstrong, B.C.  ^uuuaniauuuuuuuuuuauaaaauiuaiiauiuuuiuuiiai^  GREENW00B  City  Is the central town and supply point of the Boundary  Creek mining camps. From this new town roads lead  to the  GREENWOOD,     DEADWOOD,     COPPER,     SUAVniT,  LONG     LAKE,    SKYLARK,     WrfilTE    AND  ATWOOD,     WELLINGTON     AND  s/niTti camps.   IyOts   are  selling  freely   and  are  a  good  investment.   tif  tif  tiff  For price of Lots and other information, address  Or appl}1* to the Ag-ents  Greenwood City, Boundary Greek, B.C.  C. F. COSTERTON, Vernon, B.C.  A. K. STUART, Vancouver, B.C.  25, Ti 29, YATES STREET,  BCTORB A,    B.C.  Wholesale Dry Goods.  Gents' Furnishings V^anu  facturers.  Best assorted Stock in the Province.  MARCUS   ���<*   GREENWOOD  **.*���  STAGE  *&49>-o-4e>-a><40>a<ap-9<@>a<9>4i<����>*>4B��qh4e>-G<9>-o<a  LINE.  Leaves  Marcus.   Mondays  and  Thursdays at 1  p.m.  Arrives  Greenwood..........)..  Tuesda3rs  aud  Fridays at 5 p.m.  Leaves   Greenwood Wednesday  and  Saturday  at,7 a.m.  Arrives Marcus   Thursda3'*  and  Sunday  at 9  a.m.  Special   Attention   Given   to   Mail,   Freight   and   Express.  E.   D.   MORRISON,   PROPRIETOR.  L  Wwi������W.l'MS��WU��Eril��UUM��W^^  ma��ui��w����n.��u��rfl  imMi^waBiM^ii-m^ THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES,  CAMP-McKINNEY   NOTES.  [Special Correspondence.]  Mr. Boss, a mining expert from South  Africa, has spent four days making a  thorough examination of the Cariboo  mine.. He also had a look over the Old  England, but as that property is urider  bond at present, no thorough examination was made.  Dr. Bell-Irving- spent a day here last  week and under the guidance of r Mr.  H. Nicholson examined several proper-!  ties, more particularly H. Cameron's  Fontenoy and Mr. Dietz's Sailor. The  Doctor will return shortly.  The assay of rock from the Victoria  was recently stated in The Times to  be $48 in gold and $150 in silver, instead of $480 and $50 respectively.  Quite a material difference.  Mr. Geo. B. McCauley, sec.-treasurer  of the Cariboo Mining Co., is now,, in  Montreal. His object is understood to  be the purchase from an Eastern' 'man  of a valuable claim near the Cariboo.  DISTRICT NEWS.  It is reported that Mr. Corbin, president of the Spokane & Northern Railway Company, intends apply ing at the  next session of the Provincial Legislature for a charter to build a road into;  Boundary, connecting with Northport.  The Rev. H. Irwin, better and more  popularly ;known as" Father Pat,"  came over ^rom Rossland this week  chiefly for the purpose of letting people  know that he was unable to hold service, as had been arranged, next  Sunday.:;   .,7-/", ������ ������',> - ������'*' '������.,-,;.  Mr. T. Atchison upon his return  from Vernon vras suddenly seized- with :  a serious attack of illness, which, it is  feared, may develop into a case of  typhoid fever. . The invalid is being  carefully nursed by Mr. Wilbur at the  Boundary Falls Hotel. *.  A meeting-was held at Grand Forks  this week at which,the question of fire  protection for the town and other matters of local importance were discussed.  The proceedings, however, culminated  in a heated debate upon the relative  merits of the candidates for presidential honors in the United States.  . Messrs. J.������]$. L,. Mahaffy, F. A. Hor-  nor, G. Iyemohd, and W. W. Climm, of  Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., belonging to a  party of excursionists from the EJast,  visited Grand Forks, Greenwood and  Midway this week. They were particularly pleased with the situation of  Grand Forks as a town, and contemplate residing there for the winter.  MINERAL    ACT  Certificate  of  Improvements,  " Last Cliance" and " Non Such" Mineral Claims  Situate i:: the Keltic River Mining- Division of  Yale. District-and iuc:i'.*d in Smith's camp.  TAKE NOTICE that The Republic Gold  Mining- Compau3r, free miner's certificate  No. 81,152, intend, sixty da3rs from the date  hereof, to apply to the Gold Commissioner for  certificates of improvements for the purpose of  obtaining* a Crown grant of the above claims.  Aud further take notice, that adverse claims  must be sent to the Gold Commissioner and action commenced before the issuance of such  "certificates of improvements.  Dated this 21st day of October, 1896.  A.   O.   MORGAN,  t,  GREENWOOD   CITY.  Views of Greenwood and the Mines for  Sale.  Formerly " The Greenwood Grocery/'  , ���Dealers  in   Gents'- Furnishings, Hats, Caps, etc;, etc.  STAPLE AND\FANCY:GROGB  Be sure to Call.and Examine our Stock and get our Pri  before making your Purchases;  ces  JUST     IN :  A Fresh Supply of Choice  CREAMERY BUTTER AND FRESH EGGS.  GREENWOOD   CITY,  Plasterer, Bricklayer: and Stoneiason.  -��&-  tif  7L,ime for Sale, always on hand. . ���"���"  7; Work done at Shortest Notice.  GREENWOOD CITY, B.C.  G.   E.   SEYMOUR   &  CO.,   Props/  Specially adapted for Commercial Men.    ������:���    Stag-es to all parts pass the door.  FIRST-CLASS  IN EVERY RESPECT.  i"4   ' &1J4     Hie.  .  '���   ���.      .., . tiff .   t'ff ..' t'ff  Rates from $150 to $2,50 per day,  ���MSuraLwwaggwiB  Livery and Feed  STABLES  Greenwood City, B.C.  f <  ���Jfc .V��. aV4.  tiff        tjff        t}ff  ^^^^m^^mr^m^mM^^'  Saddle Horses SI.50 per day.  ���  Teaming- at the Shortest Notice.  McKEE .&   CURRY,   Proprietors.  ���^r^��-r^M f *���*-*���  J. Kerr.  R. D. Kerr.  GREENWOOD. GRAND rORKS, & /niDWAY.  Meat delivered at Rock Creek and all Mining* Camps.  i  M  .' :  I'M THE   BOUNDARY   GREEK   TIMES;  FROM   KEREMEOS.  Mr. D. Courtney writes to The Times  from Keremeos, Similkaineen river, as  follows: 7  This   field  has  hitherto  been  little  prospected ; in fact I doubt  if  half-a-  dozeri'prospectors could be found within a radius of perhaps  20  miles.    Evidences abound   that   this   section  will  prove a .great mineral producing- country.    The ore much resembles the  discoveries   on 'Boundary    creek,    large  . bodies of copper  in  the  form  of  sulphides and red  oxides,   carrying-  g-old  and silver, being- more   commonly met  with.    The values  run   from $2.00  to  $150 in g-old, friom 10 to 20 ozs. in silver  and from 4 to 30 per cent, copper.   The  ledg-es vary from 18 inches all the way  up to 40 feet in width, between a formation generally of black  granite, with  some   calc   spar,  at  a  porphyry  contact.    This   camp  is  30  miles  to  the  west of Osoyoos and is  reached  by  a  fairly passable wagon road. Penticton,  the nearest shipping- point, is   only  25  miles distant.    The   first  location was  made on Olalla creek on June  20th  of  this year, hardly any prospecting- being  done until within a few weeks a.sro:   C.  Harrington and Munroe, who both own  claims in Boundary, were in here lately  and made five locations.   Mr. Colthard  has just uncovered a 7-foot  vein,   capped with sulphide of iron, at the mouth  of Granite  creek.     The  ore   averages,  $194 in gold to the ton.    Twenty miles  up the river from Camp Couteney there  are some fine bodies  of  coal  cropping  out of the banks of the stream.   As yet  the ground is not claimed  by   anyone,  and when a load of coal is required for  blacksmithing purposes one helps himself.    The croppings are  from  4  to  9  feet wide.   To the prospector this country is a   "promised   land '.'���-it ,should  be named " the prospector's paradise."  There is plenty of Wild  fruit (most of  it very palatable), ' vegetables  can  be  purchased  from  ranchers  near-by  at  very moderate prices, and  game,  both  " small and great beasts," are  obtainable almost at any time within a short  distance from the camp. ;  Have   you    seen   our  . All wool Pants?  The White Front StoiWOlson & Phelan.  NOTICE.  In the Matter of Gus. Hamlin, Deceased.  TENDERS will be received by the uuder-  sig-necl up to noon outhe 15th dav of November, 18%, for the purchase of the following  mineral claims, situate near Grand Forks, in  Kettle River Mining- Division of the District of  Yale, viz.: "The Possum," " Grandmama's  Bustle," "Little Belle Lump," and "The  Coon."  C. A. R. LAMBLY,  Gold Commissioner.  NOTICE is hereb3- given, that the: partnership hitherto existing- between W. J.  Armstrong* and A. H. Lawder, as hardware  merchants, at the town of Anaconda, B.C., has  been dissolved \>y mutual consent. Mr. A. H.  Lawder retires from the business in favor of  Mr. L. Y. Birnie, who has heretofore had  charg-e of the store at Anaconda and who will  cari-3- on the business with the said W. J. Armstrong* under the st3rle or firm of " W. J. Armstrong* & Co.," to whom all outstanding* accounts must be paid aud \>y whom all accounts  against the firm will be settled.  Dated this sixth day of October, 1896.  W.J.ARMSTRONG.  Witness : ARTHUR H. LAWDER.  Lewis Hind, Anaconda, B.C.  SANSOA\ ; &   HOLBROOK,  FINANCIAL   AND     MINING   BROKERS.  Groups of Claims bought for Stock Companies and Syndicates  -o-  OFFICE     /\T     GREENWOOD     OITY.  ^^��*-|^^f^^*j*-Jp^'^  ONE  of the best remedies for Coughs,    jT  ������  1  *  ����*  TUSSINE  TUSSINE  TUSSINE  TUSSINE  TUSSINE  TUSSINE  TUSSINE  TUSSINE  TUSSINE  TUSSINE  TUSSINE  TUSSINE  TUSSINE  TUSSINE  9  ���*  r  s  A  9  s  A  %  9  K  (J  T  9  A  ���  y  u  ���  e  A  e  ;  A  IB  T  1  9  ���  e  A  V  T  o  A  y  ���  A  C  T  I  A  O  y  F  Colds, Bronchitis, Hoarseness, etc, etc. It  soothes the inflamed membrane and pro>  motes expectoration of irritating phlegm,  eases coughing, and breaks up feverish  colds when taken in an early stage,  As a Cougii Remed3* it is invaluable and should alwa3*s be at  hand at this season of the 3'ear, especial^-- when the weather is so  changeable and persons are subject to more or less exposure to  variable temperatures ; it is the easiest thing in the world to  "catch a cold." ��� Take it in time and ward off those man3' chronic  complications which arise from neglecting- nature's warnings.  ���4*  Ask your Druggist for a Bottle.   Sold at 50c. and $1.00 each.        *S*  TAYLOR* S PHARMACY, *  ���-"^^ ���*������   Greenwood City, B.C.  ^ Jj^ fy ^ ^ fy <fy *fy ^ fy fy ty ^ fy Jfc *fy fy <fy ���%*$&  Louis Blue.  A. Fisher.  A. R. Tillman.  MILLS     AND     YARDS     /VT  Greenwood City    %    Anaconda* RG  Manufacturers of Rough and Dressed  ��  Shingles* Lath* Mouldings* Sash and Doors,  Hie.     Hie.     Hit.  tiff     tiff     tiff  ALL KINDS OF FACTORY WORK MADE TO ORDER  Lumber delivered to any place in the City or to Mining Camps  -~*9**&  THE BOUNDARY FALLS HOTEL,  BOUNDARY    FAL,LS,    B.C.  a.     vJ.     WHITE       -      -   "-       PROPRIETOR.  Centrally Located.    Stopping place for Stage Lines.    No trouble or expense spared  to make Guests comfortable.  Strictly* First-class and Charges Moderate.  Best Brands of Liquors and Cigars.  Good Stabling.  I".  -~i vy *��� i^-"' ���,\ ���  ft-  ��-^<****>i-vi'V  r1^  J ��   "A -Cs^Tli^ * -r  v       �������� r    ���        \ ��  - u*"- tt W V f^T"^1 ��� '["'if m3Tl',*'^Ctt7'^HESrrT2K^m*9'!Bmi: ;*'i;.*;'";.'  K4>, ��� e.j> )**J- wym  THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES,  THE RECORDS FOR THE WEEK.  OCTOBER   16.  Scott, On Rock creek, 300 3-ards  from  Chinaman's store, H.J. Scott.  OCTOBER 17.  Sonoma   fraction,  fractional,  Copper camp,  Michael Morris.  Yreka Fraction, fractional, Copper camp, W.  Britton.!  Comstock Lode, opposite 7 Anaconda,  adjoining the Hill,'Geo. Lynch. ,  Dr. Jim, Slc3'lark camp, J. Fisher.  I. C. W., Skylark camp, H. Birby.  Tribune, Kiniberly camp,  R.   S.  Collin  and  Jno. A. Crawford.  Gladstone, Brown's camp, F. D. Sears.  Chesapeake, fractional, Brown's camp, H. A.  Sheads.  Earthquake, Brown's camp, Wm. K. White.  Toronto, fractional, Deadwood camp, Alex.  Shannon.  Ke3rstone, Brown's camp, Cecil Daughert3r.  Albert, fractional, Copper campj T. Witter  and Jas. Bruce.  Black Prince, Kimberley camp, Jas. Bruce.  Edward, fractional; Copper camp, T. Witte  and James Bruce. 6  '     OCTOBER 19.  Ol3rmpia, near trail from Newb3r's to Summit  camp, D. M. Sn3-*der.  Mountain Lion, Cedar creek,  Jas. Proudfoot.  O1-0 Fino, east of Kettle river, 2,000 ft. n.e. of  mouth of Rock creek, Jas. Atwood.  Heckla, 1,000 ft. east of mouth of Rock creek,  Jno. Douglas.   ;  Apache Chief, adjoining Oro Fino, T. Wake.  Gracie*, Kimber^ camp, Archie Malpney.  Black Diamond, Kimberle3r camp, Geo. Henderson. : .;:. / . . ...;.' ......   . ���  Prince George, fractional, Copper camp, C.  H. Brown. 7 ��� '.������;.,'.  , Montezuma, one mile above Boundar3*- Falls,  east side, Jno. Harris.  Ida, adjoining Cafhier, M. L. Stewart.  October 20:  Clipper, Kiniberly camp, Jas. Sutherland.  Maid, of Erin,  adjoining Monitor,  south of  the Seattle, J. K. Johnson.  .October 20. 7  Golden Nugget, Observation mountain, adjoining Boneta, G. E.' MeCarter. .  OCTOBER 21.    ,.  Victory; West Fork,; east of Carini, Alex.  Wallace. ���       ��� <������' ������.-���',,,���  OCTOBER  22.  Grand Mistake, Smith's camp, J.G. Ohlert.  Criterion, adjoining Maid of Erin and Tacoma, H.B.Cameron. ��  Bristol,near Fisherman's creek and the Jo-  sie, R. J. Hewitt.  Ke3r West, Wellington canip, A. F. Sanderson  Black Hawk, Kimberl3r camp, Lewis Hind  and J. M. Jarette.  Conveyances. '~  OCTOBER 16.  Undine, Y interest, R. Thompson to  Reuben  Wells.   .������  ���  OCTOBER    17.  Sunset, l/s, and Crown Silver 1-16 interest, T.  McDonnell to W. L. D'Aeth.  Single Standard, % interest, C. K. Simpson  to Chas. E. Huff.  Bunch Grass, Y interest, Thos. B. Perkins to  D. J. McDonald.  OCTOBER 19. /  Atlantic, J. J. Flowery to Geo. Henderson  and R. Murray. . ...v   "  Copper King, Geo.������Lynch to H. Ma^monx.  Last Chance and Ys Texas, H., Palmerston to  May W. Palmerston. ���  '..'���'    OCTOBER   20.  Seattle, Butte; Iron Horse and Drum Lum-  mond, Robert Clark to the Seattle Mining &  Smelting Co.  Rossland Y interest, Ballarat ^3, M. T. Robison to Mar3r Garland.  Robin Adair, % interest, J. K. Johnson to E.  Tits worth.  ��� ; OCTOBER 21.  Elsie. Y interest, A. R. Railton to T. J. Wren.  Nou Such, Republic and Last Chance, W. T.  Smith, E. G. Tate, E.J. Roberts and A. Mitchell to the Republic Gold Mining Co.  OCTOBER 22  Josie, Y> interest, E. Davie to E. Duford.  Certificates of Work.  OCTOBER    15.  Star of the West���A. W. Smith.  OCTOBER  17."  Gold Bug���W. T. Smith and N. J. LaPlaut.  Columbia���M. Oppenheimer.  Lexington���G. W. Rumberger, J. M. Ta\-lor,  Thos. Kirke and M. Oppenheimer.  Golden Reef���H. H. Johnstone, R. Revesbech  R. Wells, O. Carter and Squire Chesum.  Bunch Grass���Jas. Train, J. B. Parks, J. B.  Perkins and D. J. McDonald.  Cosmopolitan-R  No. 4���H. White and Mrs. M  OCTOBER    19.  M. McLeod.  W. Palmerston.  OCTOBER   20.  Golden Bud���A. Cessford.  Missing Link, Stratford, Ro3'al Oak,  Hard  Luck���Chas. A. Dempse3r.  ( OCTOBER   21.  Elsie; A. B. Railton and T. F. Wren.  White Wolf; T. F. Wren.  THE RAILWAY AND THE TELEPHONE.  Mr. Robt. Wood, who has just returned from a visit to his old haunts in the  Spallumcheen and Fraser river valleys,  expresses himself as delighted to  get  back to the lively little town of Greenwood.    He states that what  impressed  him most was  the  terribly  depressed  condition of business, especially in the  agricultural    districts     in   the   lower  country; and it struck him more  forcibly than ever the importance  of opening to these districts, by the means of  a railroad, the markets of the interior.  The " people's railroad "   Mr.   Wood  said, is much talked of  in  Vancouver,,  and from a conversation, he  held  with  the Mclyean brothers, who are working  up   the   scheme, he   thinks   that   the  people behind   them, as   well   as   the  people of Vancouver, at least are aware  of the great advantages  likely  to  be  derived, if the scheme  is  successfully  consummated, by the province in  general and the  Company  who build  the  road in particular.       v  A scheme of also great importance  but of lesser magnitude was broached  to Mr. Wood at Vernon. This was the  installation of a telephone line from  Vernon to Rossland or Marcus,���ra  company, proposing to provide such a<!  service if it could be shown that it  could be made to pay meanwhile the  working expenses. "This is something," said Mr. Wood; "in which we  can take an active part. We, in Greenwood, are more particularly interested  in connecting with Vernon, but if we  find that this is not practicable for the  present, their will be no difficulty, from  what I can gather, in obtaining telephonic or telegraphic communication  with Marcus."  DISTRICT NEWS.  The Greenwood City Mercontile  Company are building a large stable  qn Copper street.  Mrs. Coryell, who has been visiting  her sons at Carson for the past two  weeks, left on Wednesday for California.  A road, possessing the advantages  of an easy down-grade, has been, built  from Mr. Tilman's sawmill on the  hill to Anaconda.  A ledge two feet wide of galena ore  was found from croppings on the Marjory, near the St. Ann, in Skylark  camp, this week. The owners fancy  they are not far from a fine body of  high grade ore. "  A concert will be given next Friday  in Rendell & Co's. hall, under the  auspices of the ladies of Greenwood.  A lengthy programme has been prepared, and great pains are being taken  to make the affair enjoyable. Refreshments will be served in the course of  the evening.  One of the much-advertised " Prospector's Handy Smelters," manufactured by the National Ore & Reduction  Co., of St. Ivouis, has arrived at Marcus, consigned to a prospector here  whose name The Times -is not at present at liberty to divulge. These smelters have been generally condemned  and on more than one occasion the  company has been accused of publishing "fake" testimonials and otherwise using fraudulent means to make  sales for their so-called handy smelter.'  It will be interesting to learn the result of the experiments that are shortly  to be made in Boundary creek.  CURRENT   TOPICS.  A gentleman now resident in Greenwood, but recently from England,  received a week or so ago a letter from a  former fellow-townsman  asking him if  it was really true that  the  aborigenes  of British Columbia were  still  cannibals.    The question was based  on  the  assertions of a certain missionary who  in preaching a sermon for the purpose  of raising funds, had thus  allowed his  imagination to run riot,1, though  probably  not  without  effectively   playing  on the sympathies of  his  English audience.    Well, those who are  fond  of  fiction generally are prepared  to  pay  for their amusement; hence, doubtless,  the missionary was ^entitled to  his   extra pence.     However,  for  the  edification of our Old Country readers it must  be added that the nearest  approach to  7 the  cannibal  in  British  Columbia  is  represented  by  the  tribe   generically  described as land sharks  and wild-cat  company promoters.   But these gentry  are common to  all  countries,  waxing  fat quicker, too, among  the  surroundings Of civilization than  where   blackened stumps and board shacks are conspicuous features of the landscape.  Allusion has been made on more than  one occasion in these columns to the  alleged loss of a certain petition drawn  up by Mr. T. McDonnell and given by  him to Manly & Averill's stage driver  for the purpose of obtaining signatures  from Grand Forks.   In bur issue of the  7-      ��� . .' '   " . ���    . si)    . ...  3rd inst., from a letter published over  Mr. McDonnell's signature, it is learned that the stage-driver declares to  handing the petition to Mr. Minims,  proprietor of the Grand Forks hotel.  Mr. Mimms has, as yet, neither acknowledged nor denied having received  the document in question. The matter  is not of very great moment, but at the  same time it would be eminently satisfactory to arrive at the truth.  All the unsold lots in the Rossland  townsite, 842 in number, have been  purchased by a Montreal syndicate for  the sam of $176,000. Among- the purchasers were a number of officials in  the C. P. R. Company's service. This  circumstance possibly will have a tendency to hasten construction of the  Crow's Nest Pass line.  ���?A*r**��-*V\C**"*iV'ttt"*AV*M*��\\*U^  S  s  ���������o   On Frida3r, Octob.er 30th, at 7.30 p.m.  Rendell & Co.'s Hall, Greenwood.  A First-class Programme will be given.  Refreshments served.  Object: To raise funds  with which to  purchase Seats for the Church.  Admission,  50c.     Children Half-price.  Al/SJfrrltVf/riiUfrMVfffJSVfr/JrtXf/tl. Vfr/n. VfrrJt TZrrjt KJfJt ��??SM Vfr/U Ofc  ^Ci*^*tca*A\t��^v\iL��*��.v\t��vv\ci\vv ��� civi.v ��� csvvvai vAoaw-vc-rtweavvv?'^  Robert Buckley*  -Q^-^9-  Harness, Saddles, Boots and  Shoes Repaired  with neatness and dispatch.  GREENWOOD   CITY,   B.C.  "'I  J'J  II  jl >|'  m  imilSi��Sl^^  .y-AJf *l^'i��^-:S&S^  fo^--uy;*��w-ri^.f-;l^  'fc^'V/w-^l**.^.^-^^^  P^f"^**-:^^  ,,'ii';*i'��'''*S-;v*K"3#S^  #&^#i&!$$*^^  s!i*%;:&>'^'^^^^  **ii^5��*2'^;rW'S'%ft<^^  *(��5'*r^ty ^S^'v:'*'*^  t#fi#''��*K'.?��'4;;Si;:^^  y^ySwfsv;-*'"''^'1''^-' ���'���;;*,i'"iv  ^iisilltis .-O  ���Si  ^iMUUUUUUiMUiiUMMUUUUUiUlUliUUi��  ^fwnrnmmnwmmmmmmmmflflwnre  ��   ��  Is a correct statement in most cases, because they can  see no immediate advantage for so doing, We have  been giving this point our serious consideration for  some time and have decided to reduce our prices and  Sell  for  Cash,  are in a better position to handle it than any other  house in the district, We buy for Cash, and selling for Cash we  have 16 to 1 in our favor for doing your trade at right prices.  In  catering  for  your  business  we  will   not   quote   you  some particular article at a low price in order to have you bite,  e advantage of you on something you don't know,  Every article will be marked in plain figures at  nterests are  Greenwood and Boundary Falls.


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