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 janagj��rawp��Ho��aM  -mir^rfrrf-nm^TrtflFnin^M'r"^^  %>  *>  l  ^  \  VOL. 11.  GREENWOOD, B. C, FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 1907.  No. ,��9^0  1*11*1  If you feel the need of it  ^  The ingredients marked on wrapper  AS  DRU  CO., LTD.  ipring Goods  Our New Spring Stock has arrived  and  has  opened up to our entire satisfaction.    It  comprises all the best and most fash-  ;     ionable lines in staple and fancy  ,    dry Goods.    Our, prices will  stand the closest investi-  g-ation.     Come in and  see for yourself.  A  NDELL&  Women's Goods  Men's Goods  ON'T  TRUST  YOUR   WATCH  IK THE HANDS OF AN INEXPERIENCED PERSON. IF THERE IS SOMETHING  WRONG WITH IT BRING IT TO A  PRACTICAL WATCHMAKER. OUR  SPECIAI/TY IS''WATCH REPAIRING.0  ��tf R WORK IS GUARANTEED  A.L0GAN&C0O  Copper Street  Greenwood  A GENUINE SURPRISE  Very Pleasant Event Takes  Place  AT B. C. COP. CO.'S PLANT  Last Saturday Afternoon When  An  Address and Presentation Was  Made to Manager Beardsley  ^  Hew  spring  Goods  Call and see them.   *  W. ELSON  =*  IMPORTANT NOTICE  At 5 o'clock last Saturday afternoon^ Mr.- Beardsley, who has  been in temporary" charge of the  smelting department of the B. C.  Copper Co. during Mr. McAllister's absence, was called to the  machine shops for a confereuce  with the men. As he repaired  thither, what visons of impending trouble he may have had one  cannot tell, but inasmuch as he  hail had no inkling of the real  state of affairs, he doubtless did  some lively thinking as he went  from his office.  He was not aware that a committee consisting of Messrs. Snyder, Boak, Brandon, Wilson and  Hargreaves had- been busy conferring, with each other and the  men at the plant as to the propriety of making a presentation on  the eve of his departure to the  man who, in a few months, had  endeared himself to every man in  his employ. He was, not aware  that the voluntary gifts of the  employees had aggregated a neat  little sum, and that this sum had  been invested by the committee  iu a handsome.present for the retiring manager.  However, he answered.the call,  and repaired to the machine shop  to confer with the men. As he  entered, the doors between the  store room and the shop rolled-  open and there the rank and file  stood, "with begrimed faces* .and  blackened hands. But there was  brightness and not discontent in  all their eyes, and joy, not hate,  in the countenance.  Mr.^Suyder, promptly stepping  forward, vouchsafed the explanation that an unreasoning committee had entrusted him-with a delicate task, which he-would fain  shirk, but could not, but all he  had consented to do was merely  to introduce others, who would  present the case to him. The  case turned out to be uot one  of grievance, but of handsome  leather.  Mr. Snyder briefly disarmed  auy fears the manager may have  felt by saying that the men, one  aud all, desired the privilege to  express, in some tangible way,  the feeling of friendship and  good-fellowship that had in so  short a time grown up between  the management and themselves,  and to express regret at his departure.  Master Mechanic Brandon supplemented the remarks of the  preceding speaker by expressions  of the pleasure he felt at having  been witness to the strong sentiments of faith and good will that  had grown up within and about  the works under Mr. Beardsley's  management. His urbanity and  kindliness in the most troublous  and vexatious conditions that  arise in any large manufacturing  concern, had not been lost upon  the men, all of whom, like himself, were sorry to see him leave.  Mr. Wilson, of the ofiice staff,  who had been selected to make  the presentation, in a few sentences confirmed all the previous  speakers had said, and then on  behal f of_ the employees presented  the surprised manager with a most  valuable and useful present, consisting of a handsome walrus  hide traveling bag, silver mounted  and replete with silver mounted  appointments, as well as a magnificent opera glass.  Mr. Beardsley's words of acceptance were few, but hearty,  characteristic of the man and befitting the occasion.  Events like this, built on the  establishment of right relations  between the representatives of  capital and its employees, are all  too few, and too few because too  seldom justified, and we are glad  to chronicle it as happening at  home.        i  An association designed to protect  the fish in Boundary creek was formed  Thursday evening- last. An adjourned  meeting is called at Pity Hall next  Monday to complete the organization.  Meantime the attention of those fishing- in the creek is called to the following:  (a) The fish in the creek spawn about  April and May, and heuce to catch fish  now, before. Bpawning, is very destructive sport.  (b) The law provides that no fish  shall be taken less than 6 inches in  length, and steps will be taken to enforce this law against all.  The association urges all interested  in the sport to use their influence to  prevent fishing in the creek until after  high water and to- report anyone who  takes a fish less than 6'inches long.  THP   RANK HP  ft    N    A  We publish-" elsewhere a financial  story, that of one of the great banking  institutions of the world, the Bank of  British North America.'  This bank recently'held its seventy-  first annual meeting in London, and  the story of figures presented speaks  volumes for its management.  This institution appears to be growing more progressive-< with the years  and keeps adding to its agencies, erecting new bank buildings and generally  keeping pace with-the march of events  in the many-parts of the empire which  it aims to serve.  #.>#��*#0.&**��#��<*##��*#��e#*# ���$##����*  *        THE COAL MINE^ STRIKE        *  ft  �� ft  * The latest advices from  Cal-  ft  A * '                                       ft  JJ - gary regarding the .probabilities  JJ  * of-a strike in-the coal mines of *  ft ft  ft the Northwest, indicate that work   ft  ^ will be resumed for..30 days from  $  S April 1st, and that-if before the  *  ft ft  ft expiring of that time the operat-  ft  * ors do not yield to  the demands  JJ  * of the men regarding wages,-.*  ft hours and conditions, a strike ft  % will   assuredly   come.   The op- g  * erators   have been served  with  *  ft '              s               .                W  ���# notice to that effect. *                       ' ft  ft "ft  ftftftftoftftftftftaftfeftftftftftftftftftftftftft  COPPER CAMP BOOM  A Large Number of Promising Claims  HAVE      BEEN     BONDED  At Good Figures, and Report Makes  Their Development at Once  Appear Certain.  'A JOLLY AMERICAN TRAMP"  Quick, snappy dialogue, brisk comedy, great specialties, strong dramatic  climaxes and startling situations are,  promises held out to-all'-who may witness , E. E. Kidder's melo-dramatic  success, "A Jolly American Tramp,"  which, if reports prove true, is destined to achieve as great a success as  did others of this play constructor's  works, notably "A Poor Relation" and  "Peaceful Valley." In "A Jolly American Tramp," the author again - selects  his hero fropi among the lowly and  endows him, even though he be a  tramp, with nobility of character,  scintillating with flashes of wit, touches  of true pathos, and a heart that impels  him even to aid other unfortunates in  distress. The story of the piay is laid  in a New England country district,  and the quaint delineations of character are as distinct and clear cut as a  cameo. The management promises an  elaborate scenic investiture and superb  mountings with several effects that  will be thrilling in the extreme. The  cast, we arc told, will be thoroughly  adequate and numbers more, than a  score of well known players. It wtll  be presented at tlie Auditorium TlutaB-  day, April 11th.    Secure seats early.  For some time past a deal has  been quietly going on in Copper  Camp that may mean very much  to Greenwood. A dozen or more  claims in the neighborhood of the  Big Copper and King Solpinon  have been bonded at substantial  figures during the last three  weeks. Several local men are interested in-the properties bonded.  The bonds are drawn.in the name  of Dr. Boucher. For'' a time it  was believed that the Granby  company was behind the deal,  but opinion is now strong tbat  the contracts have been made for  other interests.  At oue time Jay P. Graves obtained an option on some of these  and other claims, but his immediate attention at that moment having been diverted to his great  electric lines' project, he was unable to complete the terms of his  agreement, and as some of tlie  bending parties would not extend  the life of the bonds, the deal  fell through.  Copper Camp is considered one  of the very.best in the entire district, aud the large prices at  which the, claims have been held  have contributed to the retarding  of its development,- The deposits are large, and, so far as developed, the copper is a higher  grade than in any camp opened  in the Boundary. The B. C. Copper Co. has at times negotiated  for certain of the claims, but so  far.has secured no holdings there,  it is believed.  The working of Copper Camp  would prove a great boon to  Greenwood. Its ores would- be  handled at some point in the valley, and the business derivable  from *- the camp's- -exploitation  would come to this.town.  The rumor, not yet confirmed,  is that a strong syndicate is behind the scheme, outlined, and  that development will begin at  once. It is understood that a  diamond drill in to be presently  put*to work on the properties.  Copper Camp would seem to  open to some large concern, able  to properly handle it, an opportunity equal to what the Granby  has in Phoenix.  Should a fourth great corporation be formed for the district it  would be matter for "general congratulation.  PAY ORE COLUMN  SOME THINGS WE DON'T BELIEVE  MORTGAGE SALE.  On Wednesday last the farm of David  F, Hartt, of Anarchist mountain, was  sold by Sheriff Birnie by virtue of a  foreclosure of mortgage held by Walker Bros against the same. The property was bid in by James Likely for  51,595. The farm contains 157 acres.  is nearly all arable, good soil and well  watered, and lies adjacent to the international boundary line between Bridei-  ville and Mclson. It is believed that  had it been generally known that the  sale waa ou the property would have  commanded a much better .figure.  We don't believe that the Big Four  Consolidated Gold Mines, Ltd., now  advertising its stock, has the merit  that justifies investment in its stocks  without investigation.  We don't believe that the British-  American Mines and Smelter Co., now  advertising largely, is a neighbor to  the Granby, has railroad connections  in sight, or is a producing property.  We don't believe that the Great  Northern is going to build to Greenwood this year, although the 125 tons  of ore a day in sight for them from  the Napoleon, several cars daily from  Belcher mountain, coal and coke in  and matte out, all of which would naturally go 1o it, might induce the company to.  We don't believe Boundary copper  stocks will be as low again in years as  they were last week when several of  our wide-awake citizens bought then)  at what seemed absurdly low prices.  We don't believe that Greenwood  has seen its best days by a great deal.  The days of experiment are passed,  the hour of uncertainty gone. Millions  yearly are being dug out of the ground,  the pay roll steadily grows, stability  characterizes business, and rewards if or  patient waiting and endurance are  flowing in.  Mr. Macknight (member of the Professional Photographers association),  City Studio, Greenwood, is prepared to  photograph buildings, machinery,  groups, etc., anywhere within 100 miles  radius. Moderate charges. Work and  materialTHK best." ���28-31 "  In the Lake Superior copper mines  loads of nearly seven tona are being  hoisted at great depth at speeds up to  40 miles per hour.  One Night  Only  AU1MTO1OTM  Thursday, April 11  By Request of Myriad  Theater Goers  The Newest Comedy  Melodrama  %  The Transvaal wa�� a bankrupt country in 1877, but it is now producing  gold at the rate of S120,000,000 per annum, equivalent to about one-third of  the world's supply.  A  American  Tramp  By  E, E. KIDDER,  Author "A  Poor Relation," "Peaceful  Valley," etc.  DO YOU LIKE SENSATION  Pathos, Comedy, Uniqueness,  Splendor, a Happy and Thrilling  Combination of all that is good  in the American Play.  i( Large and Expensive Cast  [Breezy   ..   Brisk  ..  Rapid  Untiring .. Interesting  Seats now  on sale  A ledge of high grade ore has bean  opened up ou the workings of the Fremont.  Work ou the Crescent is temporarily  suspended pending the installation of  the compressor plant.  Alex Robinson has completed over  140 feet of his contract on the 200 foot  tunnel on the Sunset-Crown Silver.  Some very rich ore, ore very liberally  besprinkled with free- gold, Is being  taken from the stopes of the Bay mine.  Porlniaun Brothers are busy this  week taking down the lead ou the  Dynamo. The vein is two feet wide  and the ore looks very rich.  Manager Shaffer of the Strathmore,  reports nearly three cars of high grade  ore out and ready for shipment so soon  as the road down the hill will permit.  The syndicate to take up the Dimond  and Texai, as reported forming last  week, was gotten together with des-  piitch. The shares were over subscribed  in a few clays.  Recently a break occurred on the  Duncan, but the vein has now agaiu  been located and the men are at work  on a two-foot body of high grade ore.  The claini is looking better  than ever.  The Tip Top shaft has beeu completed to a depth of 86 feet. The property is looking well. The ore has continued the entire distance down without a break, and has a fine, clean wall,  at the bottom of the shaft the lead is  fully 4 feet wide, with a pay streak  over a foot in width.  LORD ATHABASCA  The story comes from Ottawa that  Lord Straihcona will retire from the  position of high commissioner for Canada, and that Sir Wilfrid Laurier is to  take his place and be raised to the  peerage under the title- of Lord Athabasca. It is added that the idea has  been favorably received by the friends  and colleagues of the'prime minister  and by representative men of all shades  of public opinion, and that an intimation has been received from England  *o the effect that such an'appointment  would be most acceptable to the British  people. ���  LARGE DEPOSITS OF IRON ORE  MINE AND SMELTER  How the B. C. Copper and  Dominion  ARE   LOOKING   UP   NOW  A Concise Statement of the Properties  Operated and the Results  Obtained.  A special committee of the Canadian  senate has been appointed to gather  information relative to the "Hinterland," which maybe roughly described  as the region north of the lattitude of  the* Saskatchewan water shed. This  committee recently, held its first meeting and listened to the testimony of  S. P. Low, director of the,Dominion  Geological survey. Mr. Low's account  referred especially to Uugava, a district which he had explored.  Ungava" borders on Hudson bay'j  from whose shore line it extends southward 500 or COO miles. Mr. Lows report of the climate conditions was unfavorable, there being eight months of  winter and four mouths of comparatively bad weather. He found large  areas of iron ore similar to those of  the Lake Superior district and expressed the belief that these ores will  prove valuable in the next 25 years,  but electric smelting is desirable. The  water powers of the district are both  numerous and of enormous volume.  At Grand Falls, on Hamilton iulet,  there is a water power greater than  that of the Niagara cataradt, capable  of producing   millions of horsepower.  Tlieironoresafe aTniixfuFe~of magnetite and hematite, running as low as  30 per cent. There is no coal in the  district, and Mr. Low found no other  minerals in quantities to make this  exploitation profitable.  PRICES OF METALS  The prices of the metals continue  very satisfactory, and with slight fluctuations, hover around  the   following:  Copper  242'i cents  Silver  6434 cents  Lead ;.... 5 cents  OUTPUT OF BOUNDARY ORES  The i.ow gradk mines of the Boundary, which first began shipment in  1900, sending out 100,000 tons that  year, have been steadily increasing.  The 1906 shipments were 1,161,537 tons,  and that of 1907 will be a large gain  thereon.  The high grades, upto0the end of  1906, had in the past four years shipped  out over 10,000 tons with a value of  over SI,000,000.  Mines. Total to Tons  Low gradk. end 1906.       in 1907.  Snowshoe      102,466 16,600  DomCopCo      400,000 45,511  B C Cop Co  1,070,000 48,223  Granby  Cop Co... 3,000,000 127,974  High gkadk.  Duncan  .   18    Prince Heury  15    Preston  20    Mavis  40    Don Pedro  95    Crescent ;  90    Rambler.  76    Bay    75    Strathmore  160  EPU  662    Elkhorn          1,075    Skylark          1,176 244  Providence         3,948 370  Jewel         2,670    Riverside  90  The Times has been in receip  of several letters recently makinr  iuquir}' into the conditioti 0  affairs at the two-local smelter,  here.  Some are from alleged stockholders and some from those who  are, or were, contemplating* purchase of stock.  We do not conceive that it is  any part of our duty to answer  these letters, involving*, as they  do, a matter of business, but we  are glad to embody herein such  facts as we would set forth to our ,  correspondents were we answer-1  ing them by mail.  The B. C. Copper Co. is capi-  italized for $3,000,000 in shares  of $5 00 each. The company-  owns the Mother Lode and other  claims in Deadwood Camp, two  and a half miles from its smelter,  and connected by Canadian Pacific rail; the Denoro, B. C,  Jumbo and an interest in the  Emma, all working mines near  Eholt, and about twelve miles by  Canadian Pacific from, the company's reduction plant; and the  Napoleon, connected by tram witl*  the S. F. & N. railway. It ii  also operating under bond the  Lone Star and Washington it  Central Camp. This property ii,  looking well and prospects are  favorable for. the bond being  taken up. ?  The company's new smelting*  plant here--is doing satisfactory  work. Three large furnaces, aggregating nearly 2 000 tons a day  have been erected, and two ot  these are in commission. Within  a short"time the third will be iu  blast. The company's properties  are all well equipped with machinery and operated by electric  power. The value of the company's holdings is intrinsically  many millions.  The company is understood  to  be out of debt and  to be makim  a net profit of $2.00  at  least o*  each   ton  of ore reduced.     Th.  company's mines are  all  iu g*oo-  condition and  the  value  of  thi  ore being maintained or bettered  The Dominion  Copper Co.   ii  capitalized for $5,000,000 in stock  (par value $10.00),   and  $1,000,-  000 in bonds. The company owns  the Brooklyn, Stemwinder, Idaho  and   other   claims   in    Phoenix  camp;     the    Morrison,     Sunset,  Crown Silver and others in Dead-  wood Camp,   and  the   Mountain  Rose in Summit Camp. All these  mines   are   connected   with   th<  smelter by the lines of the  Car  adiau  Pacific,   over  which  the  have favorable freight rates.  =^ThT"ct>MlpWy'sr^plabt   is- hoi  reducing about  700   tons   dam  and a new 800 ton furnace is near  iug   completion,    This will raist  the plant's capacity to 1,500 ton!  daily.  This company is reported to be-  out of debt, to have three-quarters of a million cash on hand as  a working fund, and tc he making*  a substantial profit on every ton  of ore.  Both of these properties are  well managed and efficiently run.  It is believed that they cau produce copper at from 9 cents to 11  ceuts per pound, and as the output will this year reach prettv  well up to 20,000,000 pounds o'f  copper the profits may be figured  out by anyone interested.  We submit the data given as  substantially the facts in the  case, and thus enable those interested, living at a distance, to  compare the same with information received from the companies.  We do not desire to be unduly  opiimistic over the value of an;  stock, dependent as it is on man  agement and official honesty, bu  we do not hesitate to state une  quivocally that w��� believe th*.  copper industry in the district as  represented by these two large  corporations is on a very profitable basis, and managed efficiently aud economically.  The  interests   of good mining   ar  not always  served  by  the finding 01  rich ore.   True progress  in  the art is  more apt to  be  recorded   in  the  lov  grade mines, especially those contain  ing copper and lead, where small ecor  omies may make the difference betwee  profit and loss, and *o it comes that th<  best practice and the most modern inventions,   may   be  found in our bas  metal mines. '*���*." f''l|^si^���������������������f^^-������"���-"'"'f^'1^^'"'*i'|'."' '"'^~���f*"7ir|*I'?r."t*1'"���'.,        .i.|T"r~T   .        '.!'      '....��� . . ��� -  TME  B0HMBARY  CREEK  TIMES.  Cr*  CF*  G=^  CF*  Cpx  (?=���:  (P*  Cr*  CF*  (r*  ���&=<  Cr<  Cr*  <F*  Q=i  Cr<  CF<  Cr*-  Capital, all paid up, $14,400,000.        Rest : $11,000,000.  UNDIVIDED   PROFITS   $159,831.84  Hon. President:   Lokd Strathcona and Mount Royal, G. C. M. G.  President:   Sik Gkokge A. Drommonj^ K. C. M. (..  Vice-President and General Manager:    E. S. Cr.ouSTO>,  Blanches in London, Eng. ] c^Th?.pri��SSBi. I New York, Chicago.  Buy  and sell Sterling Exchange and Cable Transfers ; Grant Commercial an  Travellers' Credits, available in any part'of the world.  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT  Interest allowed at current rates.  Greenv/ood Branch,    W. F. PROCTOR, Manager.  gods  don't see :the  form  in the  brush, or hear the fall of his feet.  te5  *=*2  .����9  *=4  EDITORIAL NOTES  Thk high tides line many a  beach with kelp and refuse. Successful mining* in British Columbia, now rising as a tide, is bringing some notorious wild catting  iu on the wave.  .-ij.  FT5*'  Paid-up Capital,$10,00,00O,   Reserve Fund, $5,000,000  HEAD OFFICE, TORONTO -  B. E. WALKER, General Manager        ALEX. LAIRD, Asst. Genl Manage  BANK I  ���88USO AT THS FOLUOW1M3 BATEGi  $S and andar. ...............   Scents^  Over $5 snd not exceeding $10    5 cents  si   ��Ytj      ���* ��        $30..  10 cents  u   *3Q      �� *'*'.*     $50   15 cents  These Orders are Payable at Par at any office In Cantt^f ^Ch^e^ tenlc:  {Yukon excepted), and at the principal banking points iu the United States.  NEGOTIABLE AT A FIXED RATH AT  THE CANADIAN BANK. OF COMMERCE, LONDON, ENG.  *.,  Thev form an excellent method of remitting small, sums .of money  **     -v With safety and at smah cost.  Savings Bank Department  Interest allowed on deposits from $1 upwards at current rates. ^  -���' j. T. BEATTIE Acting Manager  Greenwood Branch  PROFESSIONAL CARDS.  /. H. HALLETT  Barrister, Solicitor,  Notary Ptblic.  Cable Address:       " Hallett."  i Bedford M'Nelll's  CoiiliS -*! Moreing & Neal's  11.  ciber's  Greenwood, B. O.  F. NI. LAMB,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  Office -with F. W. McLaine.  Copprc Street. Greenwood," B.C  W. H. JEFFERY.  Consulting Mining Engineer.  Properties examined aud reported  on. Win  takeTcharee of development work..  Correspondence solicited.  GREENWOOD.  B.   O.  chance it may come, but in*-no  sense disturbed by jibe', pir. jest,  keeps working a*way, if a conscientious man, ever aiming to make  his paper worthy of his town.and.  himself, and, if possible, to help  his town that it may in due time  merit aud support a better paper.  MAPLE SUGAR  In order to get away for"h. time  from the turmoils of a throne,  and the responsibilities of a large  family, the King of Siam is taking a rest at Genoa. lie has  taken only 12 of his wives with  him on the trip.      ���'  BRITAIN THE PEACEMAKER  Nobody doubts the perfect loyalty of  Great Britain and her zealous participation in the campaign which has been  carried on for so long in favor of peace.  That campaign has not pioved fruitless. No one can ignore the fact that  it has on important occasions influenced the decisions of those.who were  disposed-to have recourse to law,���  Siecle, Paris.  '������: Spinal "meningitis of an epidemic type, which appears tohaA^e  claimed many victims -in Seattle  recently, is reported to have  reached Vancouver. Four young*  men-in the State University at  Seattle died of the disease within  two or three days.  A ship is called "she,'' whether  because a thing of beauty, or be-:  cause of grace of motion we can-  not'say.' "The Dakota, forgetting  the proprieties that attach to her  sex, "hugged" the Japanese shore  too closely, and now is a total  wreck.  Mr. Geo. W. Fowler, M. P.,  of King's, may yet regret the  charges he recently made in Parliament, wheu iu a rage at the  criticisms of Mr, Ross he insinuated all kiuds of vile thing's  against our public" men. . Mr.  Bourassa insists that the matter  be looked into.  Wa'_tek is the thing. The  United States is spending millions to get water into its big  canal within a few years, the  railroads have long been busy  getting it into their stocks, and  everywhere the disciples of irrigation are striving to get it on  arid lauds. Millions in water  everywhere.  SV^Sfe BOUNDARY   VALLEY   LODGE  ~r-~*��?&>~      .:.'   No. 38.1. 0.0. F.  Meets every  Tuesday Evening at 8 00 in the  I. 0. O. F. Hall.  ' A cordial iuvi tation is ex  tended to alt sojourning bretbern.  li. 11. MORTIMER, E. ANDERSON,  N. G. Keti.-Sec  Boundary Greek Times  issued every Friday  BY THE*  Boundary Creek Printing and Publishing  ��� Co., Limited,  J. W. Ellis...... ���-  Manaobr  SUBSCRIPTIONS IN ADVANCE.  Per Yeak ..'    2 00  Six Months - *1 2o  To Foreign Countries ��� 2 SO  <UMiON(��j/lLABEL>      ^mm^ ��� ���  FRIDAY, APRIL 5,  W07~  THE LOCAL PAPER  The way in which different  people show their appreciation of  their local paper in a small community is source of much amusement to the publisher. Conscious  of his shortcomings, he is also  conscious of the difficulties that  beset his path, but. he is not so  overwhelmed by his failures that  he loses the sense of humor, and  fails to be able to enjoy as a joke  what is sometimes iuteuded as a  sarcasm. The man who is observant, who has closely read papers, and who is intelligent  enough to realize that small  places afford small news, is able  to appreciate the quality of a  paper as a relative thing entirely,  and his comments are framed in  liberal terms.  The croaker, who is .eternally  looking for something unfortunate to befall his home town,  sees in anything the local paper,  may say that is hopeful and optimistic, only so much "hot air."  The man who reads aloud ami  with frequent pauses, glances at  the paper, and tossing-it aside,  declares  there':- '-nothing  in it.'  The fellow that affects to read  with the paper upside down,  merely turns it over and observes  that "the bladders out."'  The publisher, however, encouraged by what of commendation he may chance  to hear, and  An editorial writer in the Globe,  graphically describing a great  maple sugar industry developing  in some grove near town, grows  poeticand speaks of the "metallic clank" of the sap as it falls  into the bucket. And so even  the limpid sap of the Toronto  maple has a metallic clang about  it! Now we understand it. We  have wondered why the maple  sugar bush was given exception  from the operation of the Lord's  Day Act, but now -we know. It  was that ''metallic clank" that  did it, for if there is anything the  dominating, light-giving east is  susceptible to, it*is.th'e.'-''metallic  clank.)'  Of course the metallic clank of  the great mining industry of the  Boundary was too far away to be  heard.  Even the clank and clang;and  bang and roar of the industry  that within a few miles' radius of  Greenwood raises from the earth  and reduces to copper matte 5,000  tons of ore daily, could not be  heard, for we are too far away,  ^^rots"of=dur"fl'aV-makers^don-t--  yet know -what is going ou west  of the prairies.  But then, may be, after all, it  was the noise the industry made  that was not to be tolerated on  Sunday. '*.".'."  The metallic clank of the sap  is not disturbing to the nerves,  like the clank of an ore train, and'  there are Sunday observers who  would not pick up a stick of wood  on Sunday, where they would be  seen, who would weed their garden behind a high board fence.  San Pkancisco people raised a  fund of SlOO,000 to "defray the  expenses of the inquiry into municipal corruption. Now Rudolph  Spreckles rises to say that he will  guarantee the same and any further amouut that may be needed  to enable those engaged in the  effort to clean the Augean Stables, to make a complete job of it.  The larger cities everywhere,  alive to the value of young men  to the community, and equally  alive to the value of safe anchorage to the young men, are becoming.more aggressive than ever in  the work of Young Men's Christian associations. Lare sums are  being spent by many cities iu  putting up model institutions for  the young men. Portland, Ore-  gon/has raised S350,000 for the  work, aud Seattle is now closing  up a similar campaign.  rees  that COD LIVER OIL and IRON are  beyond question the greatest medicines known. Then why does not  everybody fake Cod Liver Oil and  Iron? "Simply because most people  cannot take the Oil and few can digest  the Iron in any ordinary form. These  difficulties have been entirely removed  by the introduction of FERROL, in  which the Iron is scientifically combined with the Oil, rendering the Oil  palatable- and the Iron .digestible.  While  is manufactured from the best quality  of Cod Liver Oil (the whole of the Oil)  and is richer in oil than any other  cniubion, and while it contains just the  right quantity of the best foim of Iron  and Phosphorus, it is so scientifically-  prepared that not one person in a thousand finds -my trouble in taking it,  and infants diyest it without difficulty.  Moreover the well-established value of  the Oil and Iron is immensely  enhanced by the process of manufacture, and as the formula is freely exposed it is not to be wondered at that  physicians everywhere have fully  endorsed FEBROL and used it largely  in their practice. FERROL is invaluable for the treatment of any kind of  Lung or Bronchial troubles, while for  wasting diseases it has no equal, and  *'You Know What  You Take"  White Bros,, Red Cross Pharmacy  Druggists and Opticians.    Greenwood  YGU CAN KEEP DRY  AND  v?^  IN THE  HARDEST STORM ^  BY WEARING  fiSHVLtP  WATERPROOF  OILED  CLOTHING  BLAC* OH VtkLOW  Clean Light Durable  Guaranteed Waterproof  Lew In Price  WRITE TODAV FOR TREE  BOOKLET OE3CAI81NQ MANY  KINDS Or WATWPROO*  OAHMENT4  LhwH  ; Thr resignation of Hon. H. R.  Emmerson, minister of railways,  will cause profound regret  throughout the Dominion. If  guilt}', as charged, the regret will  be the compromise of himself and  his high position; if innocent,  the regret will be uonc the less  because of the tendency manifest  b3T politicians and press to traduce au opponent." Mrr Emmerson has instructed that writs of  libel issiie~agaittst thepapers publishing the story.  It begins to look as if the great  railway systems were studying  more closely precautionary measures for public safety. The loss  of life within the last few months  ou railways has been immense.  Much of it bar. beeu clue to the  flimsy character of the cars, and  much to the rapid burning of the  same consequent upou derailment  or smash-up. The Pennsylvania  road is making a new departure  in the character of its cars. It  has placed an order for 2,000 steel  _,     , ,   ,, . , .passenger   cars   that   will    cost  But lest we do this maple sugar j S1��)000  eacb;   il]volvin& in   this  item an outlay of $30,000,000. In  the future, too, the Pullman Co.'s  cars furnished to this road are to  be of steel, and the cost of them  is figured at S50.000 each.  <KJO<KKK>0<KK)0000<K><��)00000<>0  CANADBAN  iRAILWAYl  REDUCED RATES  Atlantic' Seaboard  TO  KOOTENAY  POINTS  Effective for Trans-Atlantic  passengers arriving on or  subscquni to April ?.6th.  -AND-  Stages leave daily for Ferry,  Wash., Mother Lode Mine, and  Phoenix. West Fork stage  twice a week,  COMPLETE LINES OF  PIPES, CIGARS and  TOBACCOS.  PROPRIETOR  i  To Employers of Labor:  -���#  Are you conversant with the "Workmen's Compensation  Act. The only absolute protection offorded is a Liability Policy. The "OCEAN" Policies, (the largest  accident company in the world, with assets of over  Seven Million Dollars) provides a complete indemnity  against all liability, relieving you from all- responsibility, worry and trouble.  Frederic W. McLaine,  District Agent, Greenwood, B. 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The Minnesota State Supreme court  lias upheld the Great Northern Railway company in its contention that it  had the right to issue stock lo the  amount of sixty millions authorized by  the directors some months ago, and  which was enjoined by the attorney  general, who claimed that the company  should first come before the state railroad and warehouse commission and  submit to an examination to show the  necessity and tlie purpose of issue.  Iu the great Crow's Nest Pass coal  area, according to an estimate made by  Mr. James McEvoy, there are in the  vicinity of twenty-two thousand five  liu'udred and ninety-five million tons  oi* available coal. Further north, near  Banfi', are extensive fields of anthracite; while beyond are tho coal areas of  the Peace river and the districts between Clearwater and Red Deer river,  where recently were found twenty-four  seams with an aggregate of ninety-five  feet of workable coal, as well as other  discoveries of value. Along the proposed route of the Grand Trunk Pacific  coal fields have ceen discovered, and  when this line is completed it should  result in the development of. new and  important areas.  Those in authority have decided to  increase the height of the great Assouan dam in Egypt. The extra supply  of water thus obtained will be sufficient to irrigate a million acres of land.  About 950,000 'acres, mainly government properly, which is now tin tilled  becuise there is no water for the purpose, will be brought under cultivation.  It is estimated that the annual increase  in the value cf tho cotton output will  be nearly $20,000,000. The woikwill  be cortipletcd in 1913.  Andrew Carnegie, in a confidential  mood, says: "A few gamblers in Wall  street are iti trouble. If a man has sold  stocks short and they go down he is  delighted, but if they go the other way  and he hasn't the stock to deliver he  thinks the. president had gone a trifle  too far. It is a good thing forthe  country that the gamblers have come  to grief. I-wish I could invent a system or a plan where both sides of the  stock gamblers would come to grief.  As .i business man, I can" say I never  made a dollar gambling in stocks, and  I would as soon set down to gamble  with cards Let me ' speak as a plain  business man. Wall street is not all  of America, and there are some places  in New York even that are not Wall  street. -The' speculators are parasites  feeding upou values and creating none.  It is time that we business men should  rise and decline to recognize men who  make money in this way and render no  value for it and' give-nothing, or exchange, in. no way a value for what  they get. We have had five years ot  wonderful prosperity. Today, instead  of charging S4G0,000,000 for the Carnegie Steel company I would ask S640,-  000,000 for it. But never* a kite went  up but it came down. Wall street is  really in a healthy condition. It is an  eruption that is "comfup out and not  going in, aud let us rejoice and hope  that prices will go down."  A n Eng-lish company with a capital  of 52,000,000 has been formed to acquire the properly of the Douglas Lake  Cattle company, in the Nicola valley.  The property consists of approximately  93,443 acres of freehold and 10,000 acres  of leased lands, with about 300 miles  of fences in excellent condition, manager's house, stables, cattle and horse  corrals and cattle sheds, also trading  store with complete, stock in trade,  blacksmith's shop and farming ma-  ~chinery"of "airlands-at~head"_and~~sub:r  stations, valued at S78o,"910. The live  stock comprises 175 thoroughbred  Hereford aud Shorthorn bulls, besides  12,000 head of tattle, largely Herefords  and Shorthorns, 1 Shire and 7 thoroughbred Clytfesdale stallions, 85 pure  bred Clydesdales, and 656 .head of  horses, valued at 3436,520.  jeweler, and pronounced by that worthy  to be a rough diamond.  JEWELRIES OPINION.  " 'Take it lo Vancouver and have it  tested by an expert, and I advise you  to hang- on to it pretty tight. In my  opinionitis worth- fully 515,000," said  the Cumberland merchant.  "At a local hotel Sunday evening  several interested persons were shown  the treasure and the windows of that  establishment now bear many a scratch  made by those who were anxious to see  if it would cut glass. Those who claim  to know something about uncut diamonds say that the stone in question is  of considerable value, and the lucky  finder left on the Charmer for the  Terminal City undecided a.-, to whether  h1! would buy a farm or take a trip to  the old country on the proceeds of the  sale of his treasure.  REPORT OF THE DIRECTORS  OF THE  FOR HIGHER EDUCATION  DIAMONDS. BIG ONES  menc  Presented to the Proprietors at their Seventy-First  Yearly General Meeting.  The government of British Columbia  is taking somewhat tardy steps in the  matter of higher education, having  brought the bill into the legislature  providing for the landed endowment of  a university. The measure provides,  among- other things:  It shall be lawful-for the lieutenant  governor in council lo grant to the  Univetsity of British Columbia lands  in the province of British Columbia,,  not exceeding* two million acres, in aid  of higher education in this province:  The land to be granted pursuant to  this act shall be selected from the lands  of the province, by the lieutenant governor in council within three years  from the date of the passing of this  act. *  All revenues derived from said  lands, or from the sale or other dispo  siliou thereof by the said university,  shall be devoted to the maintenance by  said university of Ihe following faculties:  (a) A faculty of arts and science,  which shall embrace all branches of a  liberal education necessary for the degrees of bachelor of arts aud master of  arts, and such other degrees as may be  determined by the said university.  (b) A faculty ofmediciue which shall  embrace all branches of medical and  surgical training necessary for tlie degrees of bachelor'of ^medicine, doctor  of medicine, mastery of surgery, and  such other degrees as may be determined by the said university.  (c^ A faculty of law,'which shall embrace all branches of the knowledge  and practice of law necessary for the  degrees of bachelor of laws, aud such  other degrees as maybe determined by  the said university.  (d) A faculty of applied science, including manual training and engineering, leading to the degree of bachelor  of applied science, and such olht r degrees or diplomas as may be determined  by the said university.  No part of said revenue shall be devoted to any purpose which is not  strictly secular and non-sectarian.  rrar.ii.iTif ^H.i^_^j j^^j^gagii^^.-a;  DISSOLUTION NOTICE ;���  MOTICE Is hereby given that the partner  ship heretofore existing between Roy &  Hoyer Bros., hotel keepers, has this day been  dissolved, and the business hereafter will be  carried ou by A. A. Roy and O. Boyer. All  moneys now due the above firm is to be paid to  the undersigned, and who will assume all unpaid accounts. ������;*������  Datedat Greeuwood. Feb. 23.1907.  A. A. SOT  26-29 '- O.'BOTER.  LAND NOTICE  NOTICE Is hereby -riven that sixty days  afterdate I intend to apply to the Hon., the  Chief Commissioner of Lauds and "Works, for  permission to purehase the following- described  lands situated in Kast Yale district: Commencing-at a post marked B, Colburn's. S.-W,  corner post: thence west 20 chains to land monument on Boundary line; thence north 80  chains; thence east 20 chains: thence south '80  chains to the place of commencement, containing 160 acres.  Dawd December 17,1904. ���  20-30 JOHN <;RAIG.  If the story by the Columbian, here  wilh quoted, be true,   we may  have a  diamond field al our  very doors.   The  story comes from Nanaimo:  "A youngs man from Comox, who left  yesterday morning for Vancouver, has  in his possession a stone about three-  eighths of an inch square and which,  if Cumberland jewelers know anything  of diamonds in their rough state, is  worth a small fortune. The stone,  which resembles a piece of crystalized  quartz, was found in" the southern  Okanogan by its'present owner, who,  until a few weeks ago, was working  in that section of the province. He  knws nothing of uncut diamonds, but  coming across the stone in a plowed  field, and thinking it a curiosity, but it  in* his pocket, where it lay forgotten  until hedrew it out with some papers,  when in Comox recently.  Ot'FEKKD��20.  "It attracted the attention of a man  he was talking with, who examined it  and forthwith offered to purchase it for  twenty dollars. This generous offer for  what appeared to be only a valueless  bit of crystal, struck the finder as being  curious, and the would-be purchaser  being a. traveling-, man, and not the  sort of person who would throw twenty-  dollars to the winds, he became suspicious that it was something: more  than a bit of glass, and decided to hold  on to it, taking- it a few days later to  Cumberland, where it was tested iby a  OUR GUARANTEE:  NO PAY UNLESS CURED  When You Need a Specialist, Consult One of  Wide Experience.  Wa are just now completing our twentieth year at specialists in men's diseases.  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Greater activity was the  feature of trade during the year 1906  the world over, with a consequent  financial pressure, causing a demand  for, money at high rates, and with this  tho earning power of our agency has  returned. But naturally the greater  pari of our Increased profits has arisen  from the prosperity of the Dominion.  This has'continued with the steady,  irresistible impulse of a great and  growing nation. There is, at present  al least, no sign of slackening in the  wonderful progress of that great country. The tide of immigration continues  to flow. Official returns for the year  ending Junf> 30, 190G, give a total of  1S0.0G1. OC these, S6.796 were from  Great Britain and Ireland, -14,349 from  Europe, and 57,919 from the United  States, the total increase over the previous twelve months being 43,000. One  of the great industries of Canada Is  lumbering. Our report from Ottawa  tells us thai the quantity of logs cut  during the previous winter was about  an average; but owing to'the scarcity  of water In the rivers a great deal of  this could not be brought in, and,  therefore,   the  amount  of  lumber cut  in the Ottawa mills  was 25 per  cent,  below the average.   As a set-off to this  there  is  an  unusual  demand  for lumber  al  ever-increasing  prices,  so   that  ihe industry is prosperous.   As regards  agriculture,   the  latest    estimates    we  have seen  from "Winnipeg  point  to a  total of  90,000,000 bushels of wheat as  the  crop of  the  past  season.   This is  larger  than   the   crop  of   the  previous  season   by   4,000,000   bushels,   and   the  quality of tiie  past  season's  wheat  is  excellent���in fact, a record.   From  tlie  Agent-General's  report  we  learn  that  the  total  value  of  minerals produced  in   British   Columbia   is   estimated   at  $22,400,000 for the year, showing un increase over 1905 of nearly $4,000,000, the  principal ii :rease being in copper.   The  gold w-n-n in the Yukon territory Is returned   officially   as   $5,232,000,   against  $7,110,000  in 1903.    Although this shows  a  continuous  decline  in   the   value  of  gold produced, there appears, from the  statement of the Commissioner of that  district,  to be a prospect of a revival  of this industry,  considerable- amounts  of   capital   having    been    invested   In  hydraulic  works,   which are  supplanting   tho   old   system   of  shaft  sinking.  On   the  Pacific Coast  the  Commission  appointed   by   the   Minister  of  Marine  and Fisheries reported most favorably  on -the   condition   of   the   canneries   in  the Fraser River district.   The publica-  i tion   of   its   report   should   go   far   to  allay any   fears  on  the  part  of   consumers of  canned salmon, which were  | engendered   by   the     Chicago    canned  ' meat revelations.    Glancing now at our  I balance-sheet, the profits for the half-  ! year,   after  making   our   usual   liberal  1 provision  for bad  and doubtful   debts,  amount  lo fC7,255.   Adding thereto the  ! amount  carried   forward   in June  last  of  137,801,   we  have  a   sum  of  ��103,118  to   deal   with.   Out   of   this   sum   we  have transferred  to reserve fund f20,-  000,   making  it   now   stand   at  ��460,000.  The building up of our reaer\\_ ^/nba  with, us, as it has ever done, of tha  first Importance. In this wo have al'  ways had, and trust we still have,  your hearty  concurrence.  We  have appropriated,  as you will  have  observed,   to bank premises  account the sum of ��20,000, thereby writing  it  down   to  ��157,768.      The actual  value of our premises  is  considerably  larger  than  that.   There Is,  therefore,  no depreciation to provide for; but our  building   programme   for   the   current  year will require at the least this sum  of   ��20,000,   which    prudence     dictate-  should   be   provided   out     of    profits  Every  year    we    are    opening: <   new  branches,   necessitating   the   construction of bank buildings, and it Is necessary  to improve and enlarge some of  our existing premises.   We cannot but  keep step with the wonderful progress  of the Dominion, nor can we rest satisfied with some of the buildings which  contented us a while ago.   At the same  time,   you   can   rest assured   that  our  expenditure    on  premises  Is  no   mon  than  is  absolutely necessary.   Subjec  to your concurrence, we have made tli  usual   appropriation   to    the    offlcer.-  widows' and orphans' fund and to offi  cers' pension  fund, and  on this occasion  we  ask you to sanction a bonus  to  the    staff   of 5 per cent, on  theii  salaries.   A dividend for the half-yeai  at the rate of 6 per cent, per annum,  as before, absorbs ��30,000, and we have  now   the  pleasure  of  adding: a  bonus  of 1 per cent., making 7 per cent, for  the year,   v.'e think you will concur in  the  wisdom,   on  general    grounds,    of  making  this extra distribution in  the  shape    of    bonus,    and    not    as    Increased      dividend,      taking C1 further  Into     consideration     the     fact     that  rates     for     money     have    been   unusually    high    and   lucrative    during  the past twelve months.   This will add  ��10,000 to  the  amount required for the'  half-year's distribution   in April next,  which  will    be    thus ��40,000,  and will  leave  a  sum   of ��19,610  to   be carried  to next account.  Mr.   Richard  H.   Glyn  seconded  the  resolution,  which  was   carried   una:  mously.  Messrs. J. H. Brodle, R. H. Glyn, a"  F.  Lubbock  were re-elected  directoi ���  and   the  election  of  Mr.  J.  H.   May; -  Campbell to fill the vacancy caused 1  the  death  of   Mr.  H.   R.  Farrer "w\  confirmed.  Messrs. G. Sneath and N. T2. Water-  house were appointed auditors, and a  vote of thanks to the Chairman, directors, and staff closed the proceedings.  THE   BANK   OF   BRITISH    NORTH   AMERICA  BALANCE    SHEVT,    31st    DECEMBER,   1036  Dr.  To  To  To  To  To  To  To  Capital   $ 4,SGl},eUG.67  20,000 Shares of ��50"each fully paid:  Itescrre Fund     2,23.8,003.07  Deposits and Current Accounts  23,091,113.-I3  Notes in  Circulation    3,510,."i0:s.')9  Ulll.s   Payable   mid   other   Liabilities, including  Provision   for  Contingencies     15.S32,4j3.70  ltebnte Account  111,593.10  Liabilities ,on  Endorsements   ^lST.SiS.'i'i  To  Liability  under Guarantee in   respect  of which   uo   Claim  ts  anticipated... 200,000.00  To  Pro lit  nnd   Loss  Balniu'e    brought  June,   1900     KVi.'Sit .'��\  Dividend  paid  October,  100C    140,000.00  Account:-  f or ward  from  oOth  184,237.23  Net profit for the half-year ending this  date,     after    deducting    all   current    ' -  charges,   and  providing  for  bad   and  doubtful   debts      327,309.45  Deduct:  Transferred to Bank Premises  Account $07,333.33  Transferred to Reserve Fund. 97,333.33  Transferred to Officers' Widows'   nnd   Orphans'   Fund   2,500.00  Transferred to Officers' Pension   fund     4,82(5 82  Staff   Bonus     10,460.07  ?311,5G0.CS  Balance     available     for  (lend  and  Bonus....  April   Dlvl-  221,400.15  290,108.53  $49,981,108.17  By   Cash     and    Specie    m   Bankers  and  lu   Hand $4,370,148.22  By   Cash  at   Call   and   Short   Notice. 12,810,441.05  Cr.  By  Investments:���  Consols  ��303,000  at 83 $1,253,410.00  National   War   Loan,   ��30,-  000 nt 90       219,000.00  -117,188,589.27  -$ 1,472,410.00  Dominion   of   Canada   Bonds   ��144,400  nt..   ��7          081.664.27  Oilier  Securities       508,055.10   $2,722,729.37  By  Bills   Rorelvnhle,   Loans  on   Security, and \��>  oth"r  accounts    29,121,178.78  liy     Bank   Premises,    &c,     in   London, and       at  the  Brunches  By Deposit with Dominion Government required by  Act of Parliament for Security of General Bank  Note  Circulation   Note.���The latest monthly Return received from  Dawson is that of the' 30th November, 100C, and  the figures of that Return are Introduced Into  this Account. The balance of the transactions  for December with that Branch baa been carried  to a suspense account, pending the receipt o f  tin-  December accounts.  7G7,S0R.0'"  162,892.7  $49,961,198.1  and find  We have examined the above Balance Sheet with the Books In London, and the Certified Returns from  the Branches  nd  It to  present a  true  statement of the Bank's affairs. nruueues,  London,   22nd   February,   1007.  EDWIN WATERHOUSE,  GEORGE  SNEATH,  Auditors.  (Of Price, Waterbonsc & Co.  Chartered Accountants.)  TZ2'  Synopsis of Canadian Homesteai  Regulations.  ANY available Dominion Lands within the  Railway Belt iu British Columbia, may  be homesteaded by any person who is the sole  head of a family, or any male over 18 years of  age, to tlie extent of one-quarter section of 16')  acres, more or less.  Entry must be made personally at the loc.il  land ofiice for the district in which the land is  situate.  The homesteader is required to perform the  conditions connected therewith under oue ol  the following plans:  (1) At least six mouths'residence upon and  cullivationot the laud iu each year for thre<-  J ear.-,.  (2) I f the father (or mother, If the father is  deceased), of the homesteader resides upon a  farm in the vicinity of the laud entered for, the  requirements as lo residence may be satisfied  by such person residing with the father or  mother,  (3 If the settler has his permanent residence  upon farm in),' land owned by him iu the vicinity of his homestead, the requirements as to  esiilence may lie satisfied by residence upon  the said land, j.  Six months' notice iu writing- should be given  to the Commissioner nf Dominion Lauds at  Ottawa of intention to apply for patent.  Coal lauds may be purchased at $10 per acre  for soft coal and ��20 for anthracite. Not more  than 320 acres can be acquired bv oue individual or compauv. Royally at tne rate of ten  cents per ton of 2,00 pounds' shall be collected  on the gross output.  \V. W. CORY,  Deputy of the Minister of the Interior  N.B.���Unauthorized publication   of   this ad  -lertisenieut will not be paid for. 32-59  MINERAL ACT,  Ceitificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  MONTANA MINERAL  CLAIM,  sitnate_ in  the   Greenwood   Mining   Division   of Vale  District.     Where   located:     In   Arlington  Camp aud adjoining* the Arlington Mineral  Claini.  TAKE NOTICE that   I,   William  Lindsay  Carnegie Gordon Free Miner's Certificate No.  U1931 intend, sixtv days from the date hereof,  io applv to the Mining Recorder fora Certi ficate  of. Improvements  for  the purpose of obtainiuir  & Crown Graut of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37. most be commenced  before the issuance of snch Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 0th day of "March, A. D. 1907.   23-36  WILLIAM L. C. GORDON  MINERAL ACT.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE^  "Mable Fractional" Mineral Claim, situate 1 it  the Greenwood Mining Division of YaleDistrict. Where located: In Greenwood Camp.  TAKE NOTICE ��hat I, Isaac H. Hallett,  as Agent for John Mulligan, FreeMiner's Certificate "N'o. U2021, Intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Minintr  Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements,  for the purooseof obtaining a Crown Grant of  theabove claim.  And further take notice that action, under  sectiou 37, must be commenced  before the  issuance of such Certificateof Improvements.  Dated this 31ls dav of December, A D. 1906,  21-30 " I. H. HALLETT.  MINERAL ACT  Certificate of Improvements  NOTICE  "Hell Flower" Mineral Claim, situate iu the  Greenwood Mining Division of Yale District.  Where located:   In Long Lake Camp  TAKK NOTICE that I, Isaac U. Hallett,  as ajfc-nt for Spencer Hencrniau, Free  Miner's Certificate No. B2l22,lntend, sixtydays  from tiie date hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a certificateof Improvements, for  the prrpose of^btaiuiuff a Crown Grant of  their interests in the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certi licate of improvements.  Dated this 31st day of December, A.D. 1906.  21-30 I. H. HALLETT.  MINEKAL, ACT, 1896.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  "Maple Leaf Fractional." Mineral Claini. situate in -the Greenwood Mining Division of  Yale District. Where located: In Skjlurk  Camp.  TAKE NOTICE That I. F. W. Groves.  Free Miner's Certificate No. 5056. intend,  sixtydays from the date hereof, to apply to  the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements for the purpose of obtaining a  Crown Graut of our interest in the above claim.  Aud furtlier take notice that action under  section 37, must be commenced before the is-  uanceof snch certificate of improvements.  Dated this 17th dav of Jaunary, 1907.  For CUT FLOWERS,  Pot Plants, Bouquets, Etc.,  Write or phone  FRACHE BROS., Columbia, B. C.  Funeraldesignsof every description.  Certificate of_the_ Registration, of ai,_  Extra-Provincial Company.  "Comtakies Act, 1S97."  r HEREBY CERTIFY that the "Fremont  I Mining Company, Limited." has this dav  been registered as an Extra-Provincial Company under the "Companies Act, 1897." to carry  out or 6n*ect all or auy of the objects of the  Company to which the legislative authority of  the Legislature of British Columbia extends.  The head ollice of the Company is situate nt  the City of Spokane. County of Spokane, State  of Washington, U. S. A.  The amount uf the capital of the Company is  three hundred and sevcuty-five thousand dollars, divided luto one million five hundred  thousand shares of twenty live cents each.  The head office of the Company in this Province is situate at Grand Forks, and Charles  M. Kingston, Physician, whose address i^  Grand Forks, B. C, ia the attorney for the  Company.  The time of the existence of the Company is  fifty years from the 7th day of November. i'J'6.  The Company is specially limited undei  section 56 of the above Act.  Given under my hand and seal of office ��'  Victoria,  Province of  British Columbia, t  11th day of March, one thousand  nine liuiid  and seven.  [I., S.] S. Y. WOOTTON,  Registrar of Joint Stock Compaui  ,The objects for which   said Company  1:  been established aud registered are:���  To work, operate, buy, sell, lease, loc:.;  acquire, procure, hold and deal in mines, m��t.*-  and mineral claims of every kind and descii  ion within the Province of Uritish Colnmt-  and elsewhere; to carry on and conduct a  general mining, smelling and reduction bus:  ness: to purchus*. acquire, hold, erect anci  operate electric and power plants for the par-  pose of milling and treating ores, and for the  purposeof i-rcallng power and furnishing lights  needed in and incident to the Company's busi  ness and mining; to bond, buv, sell, lease,  locateaud hold ditches, tlumasand waterrights;  lo conduct, lease, buy, sell, build or operate  railroads, ferries, tramways or other wars <������  transportation for transporting ores, minint*  and other materials; to own, bond, buy. set'.,  lease and locate timber aud timber claims,aud  iinally to do everything consistent, proper,  convenient and requisite for the carrying on of  the objects and purposes ofores.lid in their  fullest and broadest sense, within the'territory  aforesaid. 29.32  McRAE BROS. & SMITH. LIMITED  NOTICE Is hereby given, that three months  from the date hereof, the Company here  tofore bearing the name McRae Bros. & Smith,  Limited, will apply to tbe Lieutenant-Governor  in Council for an order changing its name to  McRae Bros.. Limited.  Dated at Greenwood, B. C, this 9th day of  February. A. D. 1907.  24-36  ARTHUR M. WHITESIDE.  Solicitor for tbe said Company.  J I  \F* I   *   .* ���  ��� a   >-     rv-i i j Jiii ��-  *h    ifltJUi      *i*^��t    ���  ���'"���K'l.-'r'fe2' 'i^VV--:^.-'.*''^-^-^'^ '^"���~ '\--:��*-*'   -"������>"��� -'4" i<' i-1'.1   ���"��� "  fe'1 v"-''������.,C?"-ffla': "��'-���-_ v- --^ -   . * ���'. .*.:* ��c.  t   ...  mf, -  -��� i_ *���*-"**���&   ,   ..ii,.m *"i.^    ."  - '     - ���   r "-'    �� fc if���.  .i>i IK ���."--���  -���      . .1.   rli i  ���'-*'    .   ,   ' '"  l I..-"    v.  <   ���'"���mi y  OA******.    qlh,ppj-  ,^hnt9'4vxHIH*V  THE   E0HHBARY  CREEK  TIMES.  e-  SHERWIN-WILLIAMS  IP  A SANITARY COLD  READY FOR USE WITH THE ADDITION  OF COLD WATER  DECOTINT is made in 15 delicate iones aud popular  shades, also white, and is prepared for use instantly by the addition of cold water and thorough stirring.  DECOTINT is especially clear in tone and thoroughly  sanitary. It is readily prepared and easily applied and gives an artistic finish without a prominent gloss to reflect a glaring light.  DECOTINT, unlike kalsomines, does not rub off on the  clothing and on account of its moderate cost permits of frequent changes in interior color schemes  at very little expense.  SHERWIN-WILLIAMS  PREPARED  Made to Paint Buildings With Outside and  Inside.  It costs less, per job and wears longer than any other  paint, either ready prepared or mixed by hand.  ���^s^^r The  Russell-Law-Caulfield,Co.B  Hardware  Furnishings  HOUSE FURNISHERS  Housecleaning is a pleasure  *  if you  use  T5__JL  rut  up in  10 ct  and  50 ct.  Bottles  MAKES OLD THINGS NEW  CiCjUid yetKCr instantly restores  the brilliant newness and finish of  Pianos, Furniture, Picture Frames  Interior Woodwork, Haxdwopd  Floors, and all polished, varnished  or enameled surfaces.  It renews and redresses everything it touches. Revarnishing is  unnecessary, becauses scratches,  stains and dirt instantly disappear, leaving a smooth, brilliant  surface.  XiquicmcngCf is not a varnish, hut,  a surface food that is absorbed by  th'e old finish, instantly restoring  the latter to its original brightness. Easy to use���only a piece  of cheese cloth is necessary. Dries  instantly.  One delighted customer writes  that it is worth ��100 per bottle.  The price is only 50 cents.  Dr, Mathison,  dentist,  block.  Call at the Greenwood Bakery for  New England bread.  Mr. and Mrs. Geo. F. Beardsley left  Thursday for San Francisco.  The largest stock  of Wall  Paper in  the city to select from.    Coles & Frith.  For Rent���Furnished 2-room cabin,  S9; cabin, SS.    H. J. Clint. 30-31  Galloway Bros, are the only firm in  the city handling Five Roses Flour.  Phone 7.  The Lawn Tennis club gives its annual dance in Eagles' hall this Friday  evening.  '[' Miss Martin has been taking in the  Teachers' Institute at Nelson the last  few days.  Capt. Swayne has had the front of  his bakery painted, and it now presents  a fine appearance..  Don't overlook Civic cleaning day,  April 10th, and get your premises iu  sanitary condition.  The Canadian Pacific ia putting in  an additional sieetrack in the yards  here, 1,100 feet long  Rodney McCutcheon, who has been  ill for some weeks with rheumatism, 1b  mending very slowly.  John Moran arrived home on last  night's stage after spending the winter  in Southern California.  If you have any idea of papering do  not fail to see our stock and prices!  Coles & Frith. 30-31  "Producers and Non-Producers" will  be the subject of the sermon in the  Methodist church Sunday evening.  Wantbd��� A good girl for general  housework. . Apply at residence Judge  Brown, Kimberley ave. 30-tf  The Slocan Mining Review nominates R. T.IyOwery of the l,edge, for  the position of King's printer.  Dlntendhig purchasers of Shoes will  find it worth their while to attend Galloway Bros. Shoe sale Shoes at cost.  It appears that there is something  like a bread war on between the local  bakers. More loaves for a dollar now.  D Mr. Carl S. Holman, who had been  relieving Mr, Keffer during his absence, returned to Spokane Saturday  last.  The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper  will be dispensed at the Presbyterian  church next Sabbath at the morning  service.  H. L. Massey and wife left on Thursday's Canadian Pacific for a trip to the  Northwest, intending to be  gone sev  eral months.  Easter services in all the churches  were well attended. Floral displays  and good musical features added to  the occasion.  Mr, Chas. Phillips, who [worked for  some time on the Elkhorn and Prince  Henry, left the first of the week for  the Coeur d'Alenes.  The wise ones knew that B. C. Copper Co. stocks couldn't long remain at  the S6.2S to $7 mark, and got in before  it went soaring again.  Mr. J. L. Watson, principal of the  Greenwood schools, has been attending  the Provincial Teachers' Institute in  Nelson during the week.  Mrs. Hugh McCutcheon returned  Monday evening last from a pleasant  sojourn of several weeks with relatives  and friends in Victoria.  Mr: J. E. McAllister, manager of the  B. C. Copper Co., has returned to  Greenwood, much improved in health  as the result of his vacation.  A meeting of the Board of Trade is  called   for . Saturday __ afternoon,   6th  inst,, at 4 o'clock, in the" offices of the  Bealey Investment company.  ^_The__Greenwood  hotel,is extending  Dr. Simmons, dentist, Phone 96  Wallace-Miller Block, open evenings.  James Mack's two new songs, "In  the Ball Room Throng So. Gay," and  "She Is Dark As Gloom," is now on  sale at the Thomas Drug Co. Price,  2S cents. Get a copy. Catchy music  and easily played, 30-31  Mrs.W. I. Gibson, who ^formerly resided in Greenwood, but latterly of  Rossland, has been in io\vn for some  weeks past visitin g with Mrs. Rendell  and Mrs. Craig. The many friends of  herself and husband will regret to  know that Mr. Gibson has been in poor  health recently and is now trying the  climate of Calgary, where Mrs. Gibson  goes presently to join him.  Within the last few days a number  of fire insurance companies writing to  local agents about the Pacific hot'sl  fire, have taken the opportunity to  speak in very high terms of the effective work done by the fire brigade.  Those financially interested appear to  have a much higher opinion of the  Greenwood fire laddies than the local  critics  The Canadian Pacific Railway company announce reduction in fares trom  Canadian Atlantic ports to the .Kootenay district, for settlers arriving iu  Canada after April, 26th. The rate  Montreal to Greenwood, is $34.40.  Through reduced rates from Great  Britain or the Continent quoted on application to local agents, or J. S.Carter,  D. P. A. Nelson.  "A Jolly American Tramp," a pure  comedy melodrama, by E. E. Kidder,  the author of Sol Smith Russell's  greatest successes, "A Poor Relation"  and "Peaceful Vailey,". will have its  initial presentation at the Auditorium  Thursday, April ilth. In this piece  the noted author clings to the great  mass of people and fakes his hero from  among the lowly and the unfortunate.  The Greenwood Liquor Co. received  the first part of the week a shipment  of rye whiskey from the B. C. Distillery Co., of New Westminster. This  shipment was the first whiskey ever  distilledin B. C, being distilled three  years ago, and for the first time is now  offered for sale. For a smooth and  pleasant drink, and one that will make  you glad you are a British Columbian,  ask for a drink of B. C.  ulate his charges. He must name his  men. He must be compelled to make  good his threat. He is the one man  who has claimed to have evidence. He  declared to parliament that he knew  facts, that he had been collecting data,  He now has his chance. The prime  minister has pledged in the most absolute terms that any responsible charge  will be probe:! to the bottom, uo matter  who may be involved or what the consequences. Mr. Fowler cannot dodge  the issue. Ht must back up his scandal  talk, or go himself self-branded as a  slanderer and a coward. He has no  other alternative."���Toronto Globe.  ** ^'\/^���\^Wrfw*^/^\A/^\^,/y^^\^/'^#v,'%'V���'*vV/���''\A,'?  RUEF TO BE GUARDED  San Francisco dispatches say that:  Since fie arrest of Abraham Ruef, at  the Trocadero, a month ago, rumors  have, been rife tliat an attempt would  be made to rescue him by force from  Elisor Biggy, his jailor, either during  a session of court or while Ruef was  going to court. Each one of Biggy's  seven guards are instructed, iu the  event of a serious attempt to rescue by  force, either in court or elsewhere, to  shoot Ruef .ind turn tlieir attention to  the liberators afterwards. Ruef has  been acquainted with these orders.  AS OTHERS SEE US  THE FIRE ALARM SYSTEM  Sold by  �����>-  The new fire alarm system is about  complete. The little red boxes are in  position and the wires strung. The  boxes, eight in number, have been distributed over the town, and now the  chief of the fire department can tell  you what to do if you want to use the  alarm. We know you must break the  glass and turn the key. but as that  sounds terribly like burglary, we prefer to have our readers get instructions  officially.  It will be safe, however, when you  see an incipient blaze, full of promise,  to make for the little red box and break  and unlock and pull wires and levers  until you see the hose team coming on  a run.  ASSOCIATED BOARDS  A. B. Mackenzie of Rossland. was at  the Strathcona last night on his way  home from presenting to the government the resolutions passed by the  Associated Boards of Trade at their  annual convention at Greenwood, Mr.  Mackenzie being the secretary  of the  There is so much to commend in  Canadian laws and iu the enforcement  thereof, that we are loth to take exceptions to even one parliamentary or  provincial enactment. And yet, we,  as an exponent of the mining and mineral industry, cannot refrain from  entering a more than- mild protest  against the promulgation of two recent  government rulings affecting mining  interests.  One of these, and one almost absurd  to the average liberty loving American,  is the making so unseemingly effective  of the Sunday observance act, on which  we made editoiial comment in a preceding issue.  "The act provides that it shall be  unlawful on Sunday to engage in any  public game or tontest for gain, etc.,  or to be present at any performance or  public meeting, elsewhere than in  a church, atwhich a fee is charged, or  to run, conduct, or convey any excursion ou which passengers are conveyed  for hire, or to advertise any performance, or to bring into Canada for sale  or distribution or to sell or distribute  on 'the Lord's day' any foreign newspaper or publication classified as a  newspaper. The act also proyides that  every corporation which directs," authorizes, or permits its employees to  carry on any part of its business on  that day shall be liable to a fine, but  nothing shall prevent the operation on  Sunday of a railway for passenger  traffic when the company has been in-  corporated"by legislative.authoritv."  The clause "that every corporation  which directs, authorizes or permits its  employees to carry on any part of its  business on that day, shall be liable to  a fine," is so inclusive and broad, that  it is not-easy to figure out how mining  and .metallurgical operations can be  carried on on the Sabbath, unless the  "liability to fine" affords the loop hole.  Our experiences in several western and  northern provinces (including Northwest and Yukon territories) impressed  us, however, with the futility of evading any law passed by ihe Ottawa par-  liament.  With the vigorous protests that are  coining from the mine operators of the  province of^British Columbia, in which  the mining and allied industries are of  paramount importance (statistics show-  The Big Stove and Range Sale we started last week  still continues.    If you have not already done so, do  let the coming week pass by without investigating.  organization.    He said last  night that  those   interested   in   the  work of the i {ng ^lat this province's mineral prod-  oeaeaaaoaoa**** �����*��*���*��� **-**��-��o��*��*��ao��o��*^  s *  a  IP.  DEALERS IN  Tresb and Cured meats  Fisb and Poultry*  ��  &  *  *  ���**  *  *  ���a  fsft  --��  ft  tr  ��  li  *  v  ��  c  o  u  c  ��*��*#*����e��#��*������**o*o*******ss*o^'^w*o*0Oe**o**,:,,a*a,!s's  its borders. Increasing busidess has  compelled the management to take in  the next building to the north.  A. M. Whiteside has returned from  a two weeks' trip to the coast, whither  he went on business. He reports a  busy but a very pleasant time in lythe  region of rush.  ��� Peter Smith has decided to try his  fortunes in Vancouver. He left Greenwood, not because of want of employment, but just because he wanted to  get to the coast.  Mr. Frcdericn Keffer returned  from  his eastern trip on  Monday last.   He  wears lightly the new honor of presi  dent of the Mining Institute, conferred  on him while cast.  April 14th will be observed in the city  churches as "Lord's Day Sunday."  Appropriate sermons will be delivered.  Envelopes are being provided to receive contributions from all who desire  to assist the work of the Lord's Day  Alliance.  From among the licenses to wed  notices in the Spokesman-Review of  3rd inst., we clip the following: Patrick William George, 27, Phoenix, B.C.,  and Elizabeth Curphey^; 21, Phoenix,  B. C, and beg to extend our most  hearty congratulations.  The annual Beefsteak Pie Dinner  will be given in the Methodist church  on Thursday, April 11th. The dinner  will be served from 5:50 to 8 p. m.  Good program. Addresses by Mr.  W. G. Gaunce and Rev. E. Manuel, of  Grand Forks. Music by local and outside talent.  There is general improvement and  tidying up sroing on around the works  of the sub-station of the B. C. Construction & Distributing Co.'s plant at  the south end. Old buildings are being removed, and within a few weeks  the lofty brick, building "will be ��ur-  rounded by a fine lawn.  Associated Boards would have been  greatly pleased had they witnessed the  keen interest manifested by the premier  in the resolutions. He went over them  personally and called in the various  members .of...the cabiaelin turn as res-  olutions affecting their departments  came up. Finally Mr. McBride. asked  Mr. Mackenzie to assure the Associated  Board members that every consideration would be given to the recommendations, including the one on the enforcement of the Lord's Day Act. Mr.  Mackenzie goes to Rossland this morning.���Nelson Daily News.  FOWLERS MUDDY FLOW  "No matter what may emerge when  Mr. Bourassa brings up the question  again, one thing at least has been  brought into distinctness before the  public and cannot be obscured. This  thing is the inescapable obligation resting upon Mr. George W. Fowler,whose  statements on the floor of the house  raised' this whole scandal question as  an issue in parliament.  He must form-  ucts of 1906 had a value of $26,350,000,  a total greater than the combined  value of the lumbering, agricultural  and fishery products, aim 114,500,000  greater than the estimated worth of  mauufactiired_producfs),Ji_is_.tliought  and hoped that au amelioration or  modification of its effectiveness as regards mining and metallurgy may.be  shortly forthcoming.  This law, which became effective oh  March 1st, has thus far net interfered  with the work at either the mineB or  reduction plants. Let us trust that it  may not. The metallurgical branch of  the industry is a peculiar one, and is  attended with so great an expenditure  of iniative anil operative capital, that  the curtailment'of operations, for even  one day iu the week, would result in  heavy money losses to, and perhaps in  an early shut down of, reduction plants.  In no other industry, as in smelting,  are uninterrupted operations so essential to success.  The other measure, to which strenuous objection is being made in the Cobalt camp,  is   the   one passed by the  NICE  The early Vegetables and -Fruits are coming in and  now is the time you will appreciate them the most.  "        NEW  Bannanas,  Oranges,  Grape Fruit,  Lemons,  Lettuce, !  Tomatoes,  Green Onions,  Parsley.  W9B  ANDERSON   BROS.  PHONE  SO  Steele  Briggs Co's., and -Simmers' Seeds to hand.  For strictly Fresh Groceries and all kinds of Fruit   ^  Ring up No. 7 \  '!"*>  To clear out our stock of Shoes we have put on sale  all our  oes at Cost  The  Finest  Line* of   Miner's  Shoes  in the City to   X  Select From. i  secteamtig"  Mops r 25 to 50c  Brushes 10c to $1.00  Brooms 40 to 60c  Soaps of all kinds. Washing Soda. Lye,  Sapolio,     Bon Ami,      Washing Powders,  Liquid Amonia.  Hunter-Kendrick Co., Ltd.  'The Big Store"  !=FOR SALE-1  ***         -  Nice convenient cottage in nortli end of town, ..    j��  *<*.        with large garden". j*  ^             Seven-roomed house in south end of town.   Well *��  "���**          furnished and up-to-date.             - J��  X             Two-roomed house with 25xl00-foot lot.    Close J*  <r         in, $500.         .    - _-  T  +     .-.   '                              , *  4�� '          Houses, rooms, cabins and shacks in all parts of ��$������  ��&t         the town to rent.        - '4*  4��             Mines, Stocks, Real Estate and Insurance. , ��J"  $ Bealey Investment & Trust Co., Ltd. %  ^ GEO. R. NADEN. Manager . ����**  4�� P. 0. Box 126. BROKERS   . Greenwood, B. C ��$���  WALKING ON  Velvet  is a sensation we should all like  to experience. But it cau't be  gHiiied from poor carpets any  more than from b*ere floors.   Our  CARPETS   AND   RUGS  liava all the  delicate, elasticity  that goea with a rich, well-woven  ' article.  They are made of selected materials, wrought by skilled  they comprise all manner of patterns.   Our spring shipments  hands; and  will arrive in the next week or so  ]W&.���Gullev_j8��-Co  c " *^  Greenwood's Big Furniture House.  Ontario legislative body at the suggestion of the minister of mines. This  provides for the levying of m tax of 3  per cent upon min:s, the net annual  profit in the operation of which exceeds  510,000. This tax is in addition to the  collection of 2 cents per acre on all the  land ocoupied by the mine or held by  the company.  Both of these measures come as an  unlooked for contra policy to that  evidenced in a majority of the existent  laws affecting the industry. We have  taken occasion in a number of instances -once, in a recent issue, relative to  the efficiency of the Canadian Geological Survey���to emphasize what Canada  has done and ia doing in fostering its  mining industry.  Itching* Piles.  If you are acquainted with anyone  who is troubled with this distressing  ailment you can do him no greater  favor than to tell him to try Chamberlain's Salve, It gives instant relief.  Price 25 cents per box. Sold by all.  druggists. ~  w^^^m^^^^^^^^^^^^^^m^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^M^^^^^^^^^^^

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