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 Legislature  Library  yi  ii  'it'  'Published Weekly in the Interests of the Boundary Creek Mining District,  VOL. VII.  GREENWOOD, B. C; SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1900.  189  No. 23.  ��� "  :ij : : : :���-���'��� ; ,������ ��� . . . ���   - ^o��_  Head Office and Works at  .Belleville, Ont.  Branch Office, and Works at  Trail, B.C.  ERY  THE (JttAC (MACHINE ���o./Limited,  Manufacturer.', of  Air Compressors,  Roc Drills, Hoisting1 and Stationary Engines, Boilers,  Ore Trucks, Ore Cars, Ore Buckets, etc.  Agents for Ktiowles Steaifc Pump Works  Our Shops at Trail are most complete,  consequently we are in a position  to handle all  kinds of Repairs.   If you are troubled with your Drills freezing-, or wish to  ���save money buying- repairs, then  USE   OURS.  aiwwttittuuutui^^  2UWUlUUUiUU^^^^  Ingersoll-Sergeant Rod  ...FOR  &.>3Z&tti&^Jtttt'r?&.tt&^^  Ol  I   COMPLETE   MINING   EQUIPMENT.  i iitti  MONTREAL, 1\ Q.  It ran cli Ofliee, Rossland, B. C.  James D. Sword, Mor.  ^mmmtnt!!Ht!!immi!!t!nHmm!r!!!!!?!!1!,!1Wm!!t!H!!^!1TO1!!!!!!!!f!!f!!m!!1!!!!!!!??!?!H1^  pair r_iCT_!tM.^-ii->ul.^,UBj|i.����'3.-^'^c- tt -^���trr^s^Mi-^-irra-jtercnviKtrnmin  B,j��^'jj'i'*^-"ra',"iy-ii.  Always on   ���  Hand at  Rossland Depot.  HOISTING  PLANTS   j  BUCKETS,    CARS,    ROPE,    SINKING AND STATION*   |  ...    PUMPS,   CHAIN   BLOCKS,   RAND   DRILLS   AND |  compressors. p.R. MENDENHALL, Agent.   1  ���wmiimimwi-MM--^^  ^1  m  * * Smoke Player's Ha^y    ^Ptwtt&ti*   M&ot&n  *&- -��_  7       ';        KOOTENAY BRANCH, NDLSON, B. C!  Liquors,   Cigars,   l)ry Goods,   Tobaccos^ Carvets,   China Matting,  Boots,  Tents, Ore Bags.  WRITE   FOR   CATALOGUE.  Victoria, B. C. London, Eng, Vancouver, 8, C,  ^  $M#  Mm  m  ...NELSON...  Employment - Agency.  Help of all kinds furnished.  J/H. LOVE, :: Nelson, B. C  Coates  & Co.^  Contractors  0 Builders  House Moving- a  specialty.  4^  TJ&S    t-OUIS  BLUB,  PRES  m  I  ���PETER SEWeLLE-, VICE-PRES.  i  J..POUPORE.  SECRETARY.  -FOR SALE-  O O D  The undersigned has'-(rood dry pine wood  for sale. Leave orders at. Frazee's Grocery  corner Deadwood and Copper Streets. '   "  fritz haussener:  General Ofliee,  Greenwood, B.C.   g&SS  C&*.  Telephones ;  Columbia No.  Boundary Creek No.  Vernen & Nelson  No. 26.  FIRST CLOSE DOWN  The Dominion Copper Company Suspends Operations  ON ACCOUNT OF THE 8-HOUR LAW  The Order Came From  Down East���Thirty -  Five Men Thrown Out  of Work.  The Situation.  Our    Yards    and   Mills  MpS Greenwood, Phoenix. Dcad-  SJg wood Citv, Eholt No. 1. Ehol No.  CJWS 2,Iioni. take, Rod* Creole, Slcv-  feSJ��. la '    - " '       ���     -��� -     ���  !^ji wood City, Eholt No. 1, Ehol No.  2, Lonir take, Eock Creelc, Slcy-  lark  Camp,. Nakusp.    Rooso'n,  xJS&   Ymir and Rossland.   :  E$k' '..  '   -  5*V*5)  We Are Manufacturers  of all Kinds of : : : : :  m  m  0  fxtivi  I-    2fi2  A:   FISHER,   LOCAL   MANAGER.  ?%&  Yesterday the first big- mining-company in the Boundary Creek district  suspended operations on account of the  Eight-Hour law, paid off its men and  quit working-. The corporation was  the Dominion Copper company, operating- in Greenwood camp. A telephone  conversation had with Frank Robbins,  the engineer in charge, confirmed the  report that had! been a rumor on the  streets in the morning. Mr. Robbins  said: "I got instructions from the  East to follow the lead of the Kootenay  mine-managers oh account of the  Eight-Hour law and have consequently  closed down. We discharged about 35  men.-No; I cannot say when we shall  start up again; that will depend on  circumstances.'.'  The 'Dominion Copper company owns  and operates a group of six cix claims  at -Phoenix. The present work was  carried on at the Brooklyn claim. The  majority of the men let out were employed in this property;-'.Some weeks  back, for reasons, work had been  stopped on both the Idaho and Stem-  winder claims. On the Rawhide work  was being done by. contract.* The  Montezuma and Standard claims were  not being- developed. The company is  capitalized' for' $5,000,000. Senator  George E. Cox of Toronto is president!  Mackenzie & Mann are also largely  interested in the undertaking. '���  It must not" be misunderstood: that  the closing'down of this property was  ordered by the Mine Owners Associ.  ation. It was not-the case. From one  of the mine managers closely, connected vc ith. the Associati on a Times  man yesterday obtain ed the f ollowin g:  He said that all the, mines iii - the j district were allied with this association,  and it was thoroughly understood that,  if at 'any _ time, word" came from the'  executive committee for- a general  closing down, .the order would be  obeyed. He did not think this would  be probable, at least not in the Boundary Creek district. He said no such  action had been spoken of or discussed  at any meeting; of the Boundary members of the association: Itwould, however, be within the bounds of the  executive, without consulting the local  representatives, to order a general,  closing-down.: If such an order came,  he said that it would be followed. He  made it plainly understood to the  Times man, that many'properties that  the public credit with being outside the  association, were in reality in it, and  had ��� pledged themselves to ' abide by  any decision the executive might see  fit to execute.  When the closing down of the Dominion-Gopper^company.s,,properties  became generally known on the streets  all sorts of wild rumors- were started  regarding the probable action of other  companies; These rumors became so  -persistent, at least regarding the possible shut down of the Mother Lode,  that the Times called upon Frederick  Keffer, the mine manager, and put the  question straight to him. His reply  was, that he was not aware of any  reason for the mine being closed down,  and that he had certainly received no  instructions from the New York office  to that effect.  Regarding the B. C. mine in Summit  camp, this also was a subject of much  speculation. It being thought that on  account of the head office being in  Montreal, and the belief that the action of the Toronto directors of the  Dominion Copper company would immediately be'eommunicated to Montreal  that it would be the next property to  suspend. Not until late in the evening could any definite information be  obtained. This information was certainly more cheering-, and it was given  out that the company were making  preparations to increase its force instead of diminishing- it.  While there must necessarily be considerable anxiety regarding the action  of the executive of the Mine Owners  Association, it is not expected that  the}- will take steps towards the closing down of the mines in this section  of the country. It would mean the  loss of thousands of dollars to the  shareholders themselves and would  only aggravate instead of alievating  the situation.  Have yon investigated the resources  of the new town of DeadWOOd? It  will pay you to do so. For full particulars and prices of lots see J. Mc  Nichol, Wallace-Miller block-  MS HAND BLOWflOPF  John Beaton, a Miner at the Golconda  is Injured.  POWDER   EXPLOSION   THE   CAUSE  Rumor of a Shootlne Scrape at Rock Creek  William Price Blown to Pieces at  Cascade,  John Beaton, a miner employed at  the Golconda mine, in South Deadwood  camp, was brought to the Greenwood  hospital yesterday afternoon with his  left hand shot away, the result of an  accident. Some time today, if his  condition permits, an amputation will  be made above the wrist. The man  was bearing- his injuries bravely last  night and everything- had been done to  alleviate his sufferings.  The facts of the accident, as learned  by the Times are as follows: Shortly,  before 3 o'clock * Beaton and another  miner prepared a round of shots.in the  96-foot crosscut tunnel, and while the  other man was loading Beaton started  to walk out of the tunnel. He carried  in his left hand a portion of a. stick of  powder. In his right hand he carried  a lighted candle. About ten feet from  the breast of the 'tunnel the light from  the candle came in contact with the  powder, resulting" in a terrific explosion  and Beaton having his left hand, completely blown off.' The miner superintending the firing of, the shots came  back to where Beaton -was and he was  taken to the boarding house, where,his  inj uries were temporarily bandaged.  A messenger was hastily dispatched  to the city and Dr. Oppenheimer and  Dr. Slack,' of Phoenix, immediately  went out to Castletnan's ranch, where  Beaton had been brought down by'  Captain Shields and the miners. Here  he was attended to and brought into  town to the hospital. An. amputation  above the wrist will be made. It was  thought at the time that Beaton had  also lost his eyesight.  AT ROCR.CRBKK.  * Yesterday evening: a report /was.-.in  circulation of. a shooting scrape at;  Rock-Creek.7 It was alleged tliatTTotfh-  __/ink, a .Polander, .well kiip^n here,'  had been*,,shot through the head,by  unknown; parties. The cause given  was that two men were attemptingto  jump his claim, the Golden King,  situated two miles up the main Kettle  river from Rock Creek.  The Times endeavored to get a confirmation from the agent of the Columbia. Telephone company at Rock  Creek. The first attempt was made  shortly before eight o'clock. It was.  then said that John Link was shot  through the head, as above stated, and  that five or six men had gone out to  ascertain the facts. It was believed  that parties had attempted to put up  stakes on Link's claim. The infor-  formation had, been brought into Rock  Creek a.t dusk, and the men had left  immediately after for the scene of the  supposed shooting.  A second attempt to learn the facts  wastriedat 9o'clock-just-previous-to--  the closing for the night of the telephone office. The agent at Rock Creek  said the men had not the*n returned  but a man had come down the river  who said ' he saw Link, alive and well  about six o'clock. This was all that  could be learned. Link was recently  employed at Camp McKinney as a  blacksmith, and is a man . of excellent  habits.  Terrible Death.  Cascade, Feb. 13.��� [Special by telephone to The Times.] William Brice,  employed by John Quinlivan, contractor for the track work at the power  station of the Cascade Power and  Light company, cantc to-his death at  2:30 this afternoon, by a powder explosion. Brice was thawing out some  powder, which ignited, causing an explosion and resulting in Brice being  instantly killed. The force of the explosion blew off a leg and arm and a  portion of the head of the unfortunate  man, besides his whole body was  terribly lacerated. Decreased was a  native of England, 27 years of age and  at one time was employed at Bellville,  Ont.   A Nigjit of Terror.  "Awful anxiety was felt for the  widow of the brave General Burnham  of Machias, Me., when the doctors said  she would die from Pneumonia before  morning" writes Mrs. S. H. Lincoln,  who attended her that fearful night,  but she begged for Dr. King's New  Discovery, which had more than once  saved her life, and cured her of Consumption. After taking, she slept all  night. Fufther use entirely cured her.'  This marvelous medicine is guaranteed to cure all Throat, Chest, and Lung  Diseases. Only 50c and S1.00. Trial  bottles free at.Miller Bros., drug store. THE GREENWOOD WEEKLY TIMES.  meekly ���ime$*  PTBWSHED BY  The Greenwood Times Prlntlne and Publishing  Company; Limited.  Dumcak Ross .Editor.  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1900.  FAIR PLAY A JEWEL.  Few people will sympathize very  much with Mr. Joseph Martin in his  attempt to make political capital out of  alleged occurrences in the life of Hon.  F. Carter-Cotton many years ago in  Colorado. Mr, Martin who has been a  long time in Western Canada ought to  know better. The Western idea is not  to judge a man by the certificates of  character he brings with him or by the  genealogical tree he exhibits. We  take men as we find them, banking  more on sterling worth than on much  profession of virtue. Western people  know that their fellow citizens have  not all come here from choice. In the  older portions of Canada and the  United States once a man makes a  failure or a mistake it is almost impossible for him to get on his feet  again. Not so in the West. Here  every man has his chance according to  his merits and many a man has beaten  failure under him and risen to success  where in the East he would simply  have sunk lower and lower.  Apart from all this, however, it is  playing the game of politics on a pretty  low scale when a man's private affairs  or family life are to be dragged into  public discussion. Surely in these  stirring days there is enough legitimate food for discussion, there are  enough public acts of public .men to  criticize, without going back ten or fifteen years to unearth the skeleton of a  man's private life for no other reason  in the world than to harrow his feelings! Mr. Martin's unwise and ungenerous actions in this neither degrade Mr. Cotton nor increase the  author in public esteem. If Hon. Mr.  Cotton and the government of which  he is a member are to be defeated let it  be upon public grounds and not because of private personal matters  which in no way affect the principles  at stake.  EXTENDING THE CITY LIMITS:  justice for the outlying district, but  they were always swamped by the  greater voting power of the business  center. A city with an area largely  out of keeping with its population is  seriously handicapped. If the municipal fathers endeavor to give every  portion such improvements as are compatible with the heavy rate of taxation,  they will find that the funds are inadequate; that no portion is properly  treated, and that everybody is dissatisfied.  The Times will welcome Anaconda  into the municipal fold if the electors  decide upon such a course, but it desires to caution its residents, and those  of Greenwood, against acting hastily  in the matter of increasing the municipal area. The municipal boundaries  today include too large an area for its  population; the evils will be aggravated by a still further increase.  THE WAR DEBATE.  being apparently to keep the "job" in  view.  And with this situation to be faced,  we say, what British Columbia wants  is a strong man who is able to place  country before party, and provincial  interests ahead of personal ambitions.  To such a man there is now a golden  opportunity. Not one of the present  outfit seems able to rise to the situation. It is not a pleasant reflection,  but is warranted by the facts. The  redeeming feature is, though, that history will repeat itself and the times  will produce the man. When the leader  comes forward the people will be found  in line. Until that time there will be  a feeling of insecurity and lack of confidence.  EDITORIAL  NOTES.  For Sai,e.���An Al balloon.  Cecil Rhodes, Kimberly.  Apply  Anaconda is a suburb of Greenwood.  It is no longer a distinct and separate  town. Greenwood has grown until  there is now no area of unoccupied  land, separating it 'from Anaconda.  This being the case there can be no objection taken to including Anaconda  within the corporate limits because it  is Anaconda. But the residents of  Greenwood and those of Anaconda  should seriously consider the matter  before voting for the extension of the  city limits. Generally speaking,  neither a city nor those brought within  the municipality are benefitted or satisfied by such an extension. Their  reasons of this dissatisfaction are  many. Increased municipal area carries with it increased expenditure on  streets, ppUce and fire Tprotection, and  in connection with all other matters  which the ratepayers naturally expect  from a municipality in return for taxation. It is impossible to satisfy the  outlying portions of a city in this respect. The business portion of the  city usually receives the greatest attention, and by tttfe time such improvements are made that will meet the requirements of the business centre,  there is little if any money left for the  outskirts. There is consequent dissatisfaction. The ratepayers demand  in the way of expenditure what the  municipal council is unable to give.  The suburban resident rues the day  he was cajoled into supporting a movement to include his property within the  city limits, -and the .city fathers wish  that the city area was more compact.  Some years ago certain interested  parties in the city of Victoria started  an agitation to extend the municipal  limits by including suburbs like Victoria West and Spring Ridge. The  residents of the suburbs were almost  unanimous in their approval of the  scheme. They flattered themselves  with the prospects of securing municipal improvements and increased values  for their property. Complaints,, however, came almost with the extension. They found that incorporation brought increased taxation, but  few, if any, improvements and less  police and fire protection. Their contributions to the municipal exchequer  went to pay interest on debentures-  salaries, the construction of sewers in  the business district and the pavement  of business streets. Scarcely a week  has passed without indignant protests  from the suburban residents; they held  indignation meetings, they placed can-  dates in the field  pledged to secure  English newspapers now arriving  devote special attention to the war debate in the house of lords and in the  commons. The main feature of the  whole discussion seems to be the hearty  determination of public men of all  shades of politics to strengthen in  everyway the hands of the government so as to enable the struggle to be  brought to a close as speedily as possible. But it can be clearly foreseen  that another and a most important result will follow, viz: the restablish-  ment of the whole military and naval  system of the empire upon a new basis.  Hereafter Great Britain will be a military as well as a naval power. For the  present condition of army matters no  blame has yet been fixed upon anyone.  But once the war is over there is sure  to follow such an investigation as has  not taken place in centuries, and it  need not occasion any surprise if in  the end there is a wholesale condemnation of departments followed by the introduction of more modern methods  It is a noteworthy fact that the leaders  of the great political parties  in Great Britain recognize the  responsibilities of the future. There  does not seem to be a desire to shield  anyone or any department. When the  investigation comes it will be thorough  and complete, all parties being pledged  to aid in bringing" out the facts not  only for the purpose ofcensuringthose  to whom censure is due, but with the  further and better, end in view of  strengthing the weak ���spot's in the  system. .7.  The heart of every Colonial reader  ,must be moved at the general tone bf  the debate. There was in the hour of  danger exhibited a breath of mind and  a depth of loyalty in which for the  Empire's sake, the question of party or  political advantage was lost. As between themselves the parlies may  strive but as against the world it is "a  United Empire" presenting an unbroken front, declaring to war-like  Europe that while Britain wants peace  she wants and will have peace with  honor. It .is, this placing of country  before all else that is.at the foundation  of the stability of the nation and  makes those who are British prouder  than ever of their citizenship.  The RobertsrKitchener combination  is evidently too strong for the Boers.  -Kimberly is relieved; labor troubles  are ended; Greenwood won the hockey  match.   It never rains but it pours.  General French is the hero of the  Transvaal. He has more victories to  his credit than any other officer in  South Africa.  THE SIMILKAMEEN.  J.'NEAL.  J. WATT  II  6    0   ���   ���  Keremeos is the Center of the  Similkameen Mining Belt,  First - Class Accommodation.  EVERYTHING NEW  >    AND UP-TO-DATE.  Rates Reasonable  HO! FOR THE  Similkameeii*  Stage ,now running from ',  Fa.ro.ew to  Keremeds**  Leaves Fairview on Mondays  at 8 a. m., returning leaves  Keremeos on Tuesdays at 8 a.m.  OJ, TOne, manager,  Fairview and Keremeos.  The Grand Forks Daily Miner no  longer takes the Associated Press dispatches. Unless the service be improved, the omission will not be  seriously noticed.  There are now 44 British Columbia  newspapers on file in the house of  commons reading room in Ottawa, as  against six in 1891. This fact is cited  by a correspondent as one of the signs  of the growth of the province.  The wise newspaper man will refrain  from expressing any decided.views on  the political situation at Victoria, lest  a belated dispatch from the capital  upsets his calculations. It is the unexpected that may happen at any  moment.  The Dominion Parliament opened  well. Last year five weeks were spent  by the members in discussing the  reply ro the address. This year only  six speeches were made. Parliament  and the country were thus saved a vast  amou nt of. useless, wearisome verbiage.  A unique spectacle was presented  on Monday in the Legislature when  Mr. Ralph 'Smith representing South  Nanaimo had actually to: vote against  his own motion to prevent a government defeat. With James Dun smuir,  M. P.'P., absent, the house is evenly  divided and business is being transacted on the vote of the speaker. Every  member supporting the government is  now "the man with the gun." He  has the administration in his hands.  C. E. THOMAS  01  PI  u  .  PRINCETON, B. C.  (Off!  ff rill.  FULL, STOCK OF ... .  GENERAL. ..  MERCHANDISE  Ht Keremeos.  Harness and Saddlery  Mt Fairview.  GEO. ALDOUS.  J.  C.  BUDS  ALDOUS & BUDD  Pi  -WANTED���ARMANI,  One of British Columbia's needs at  the present time, indeed a most urgent  one, is a high-principled man, competent to take the lead in provincial  politics. Without endeavoring to lay  the blame for the situation upon any  party, or any individual, it must be  patent to every thoughtful elector that  a serious condition pf affairs, wholly unwarranted by circumstances, has been  forced upon us. To be plain spoken  about it, there is now an unstability  about our government which does not  augur well for the immediate future.  No one knows what the day or the  hour may bring forth. The policy of  today may be wholly changed tomorrow. There has been already one  notable instance of this, viz. in the  case of what was commonly called the  alien exclusion act. With the utmost  deliberation the government announced  that its settled poliey was to preserve  placer mines for British subjects. The  very next session the same government  had changed its mind, and when the  lieutenant-governor shall have given  his assent to the legislation of this  session, the placer mining industry  will be upon the same plane exactly as  quartz mining, open to all the world.  We do not propose at this time to discuss the merits or demerits of the Sem-  lin government. But we do think it  most opportune to call attention to the  apparent weakness of the government  ���a weakness, too, which the opposition  are either unable or unwilling to take  advantage of. It begins to look very  much ii like a struggle for office at all  costs. The velf are of the country may  be considered by the professional politicians, but only in a secondary way,  the thief and main object of existence  Conveyancing done. Information on  Mining Properties furnished at reasonable rates.  PRINCETON, B, C.  BUTCHERS  .  Special   Attention    Given    to    the  Supply of  Mining Camps.  PRINCET0N. B.C.  Generals Roberts and Kitchener  have evidently profitted by the; hard  experiences of their predecessors and  /were fully prepared for every emergency before making a decisive move.  Last night's dispatches clearly'iudicate  that an end has come to the chain of  failures, and that in the future the  Boers will be forced into the humiliating position of their enemy. While  defeat, is .disappointingjat^any^time,  still victory at the end of the war will  prove a balm for all the hard knocks at  the beginning.  One of the best advertisements any  city can haye is an energetic, reliable  correspondent of outside daily newspapers. As an instance: The resident  correspondent of the Spokane Spokesman-Review, who has kept his paper  well informed upon the mining news  of the Boundary district, y-esterday  received a letter from a well-known  mining man in Salt Lake City, Utah,  asking for further information of a  private nature, and saying that during  the coming season he will visit the  camp to report upon some properties  for a Salt Lake City syndicate. He  stated that his attention had been  drawn to this district by reading the  mining reports from here in the  Spokesman-Review.  The Toronto World estimates the  shrinkage in stock values of the War  Eagle and Centre Star companies  owing to the closing down, as follows :  WAR EAGLE.  June 6, 1899���1,750,00 shares at $3.88 equals  $6,700,000.  Feb. 6. 1900���1,750.000 shares at $1.60 equals  $3,800,000.  Depreciation in stock valuation o1 mine  $3,990,000.  .CENTRE STAR.  Sept., 1899���3,500,000 shares at $1.65 equals  $5,775,000.  Feb. 6, 1900���3,500,000 shares at $1.00 equals  $3,500,000.  Depreciation in stock valuation of mine  $2,275,000.  Total shrinkage ia stock -valuation of the two  properties $6,265,000.  Onb Toronto man Alone dropped a  cool $20,000 in the panic, while the  bank which was carrying him on a  basis of $1 to $1.50 also made a heavy  loss. There was a drop of over 100  points in 24 hours.  All Roads Lead from the  (I  To * * *  Copper Mountain.  Twenty iviiic.    -  Granite Creek,  Rocne River,  Tulameen,  Big Soo and  Nicola.  Rates Reasonable.  Hauling and Packing  To Mining Gamps  A Specialty , . .  Best Accommodation.  ti  VI     V  Horseshoeing and  General Blacksmifliing.  Princeton, B, G  Fairview Drug And Book Store.  �� JOHN LOVE & CO. ��  Druggists and Stationers  # # #  FAIRVIEW" and CAMP McKINNEY.   A   full   line   of    Drugs,    Stationery,  Druggists Sundries.  Prescriptions   Carefully Compounded  Martin, Harris & Co.  E. E. HARDWICK, BUSINESS MGR  PRINCETON, B, C . 'J  (THE GREENWOOD WEEKLY - TIMES.  Breezy    Gossip   of the   Working  Properties.  DEVELOPMENT   IS   PROGRESSING.  Oro Dtnero to Have   Compressor-Mountain  Chief Deal���More Stamps for the  Cariboo.  W. C. Noble, the office manager of  Buckhorn Mining company yesterday  brought into the Times office a splendid  piece of ore, taken out of the northwest crosscut at a distance of 25 feet  from the main shaft. The crosscut is  encountering stringers of ore, which  would indicate that the same is near-  ing the ore body. A. few more feet  will confirm this idea, though it was  hardly expected by Superintendent  Shields to get into it so quickly. The  shaft is now down-ISO feet.:.....       -^  THK ORO DBNERO.  The Oro Denero in Summit camp is  to be equipped with a five-drill compressor plant shortly. The company  proposes making small shipments as  soon as they can get cars from the C.  P. R. The connection between the  east drift from the bottom of the* main  shaft to the No. 2 tunnel is completed.  Besides giving ample ventilation for  the mine the connebtion has opened up  a section of stoping ground fully 400  feet in length.  MOUNTAIN CHIEF DEAI..  It was learned yesterday that the  deal oil the Mountain Chief, in the  Myers Creek camp, was closed, '..he  representative of the Montreal syndicate which purchased the controlling  interest in the stock will shortly be in  this city to wind up matters. The  Mountain Chief is owned by a Greenwood company.  THK GOIyCONDA.  The crosscut tunnel on the Golconda  was yesterday in a distance of 198  feet.  AN EXPOSE.  The Republic Miner, in its issue of  the 10th, exposes the promotion of a  company being extensively advertised  in Minneapolis, known as the Great  Republic Mining company. It concludes by saying: "The concern is  trading on the reputation of Republic  camp, and it should be exposed by  every honest .newspaper in 1he  country."  THE ZAI.A M.  F. W. Rolt*.of the Zala M. Mining  company returned yesterday to Rossland. It was Mr.' Rolfs intention,  when he came here a few days since,  to visit tbe Zala M., in Sheridan camp,  but finding the quarantine regulatipns  would interfere with his .visit, abandoned it. He says that tenders received for hauling ore, recently advertised for in The Times, stipulated a  price of $30 per ton, whicli his company declined to accede to. A rate of  $12 a ton will probably be accepted.  The company is prepared to ship, if  arrangements can be made, about 1,000  tons of rich silver ore-within the next  six months.  WAR EAGI.E SHAFT. f  The shaft on the War Eagle, in  Greenwood camp, has reached a depth  of 45 feet. The ore now being taken out  is a black hematite and copper. Captain Shields, the superintendent, has a  force of 12 men at the mine, and is  working three eight hour shifts in the  shaft,        MORRISON  MOVING.  Morrison has been traded in considerable the past few days. The price  is around six cents. Development  work has been resumed and a force of  10 men are at the miue.  ADD MORE STAMPS.  The annual meeting of the Cariboo  Consolidated Gold Mining and Milling  company was held in Toronto on the  7th inst. The directors recommended  that an addition of 10 stamps be added  to the mill, and stated that there was  ore enough already blocked out . to  keep the mill going for several years.  They decide., to change the name of  the corporation 'to the Cariboo-Mc-  Kinney Mining and Milling Co. Total  dividends paid to December 31st, 1899.  ��409,337.52.  IN  DEADWOOD CAMP.  Work on the Butcher Boy and the  Ah There in Deadwood camp is progressing satisfactorily. On the former  the drift onthe ore body is being continued at the 50-foot level. The latter  . mine is having the shaft continued  down and a gallows frame is being  erected for the hoist, racently ordered.  NEWS OF RFPUBUC.  A letter to the Times from Republic  ��� says that the Lone Pine ��� Surprise  mine is turning out to be a wonder.  The assays are running from $150 to  $200 in gold to the ton, and they have  an immense ore body. The mill being  installed on the Mountain Won is  about completed and will be in operation by the end of the month. The  new Custom mill will also be ready to  receive ore by the middle of April.  The contract for lumber for the new  Republic mill has been let. It will -be  fully six months before the mill will be  completed. More lively times are expected in camp. In this city some of  the shrewd investors have been auietly  buying calls on Morning Glory.    This  mine has two of the richest ore chutes  in the camp,. and the tunnel is now  being extended to a third; At one time  the stock was selling freely at 27  cents, today it is quoted at from 4 to 5  cents, with little offered. A few days  ago Toronto was picking up quite a lot  at 5 cents. It is not generally known  but the control of the stock in the  Morning Glory company is held by the  same crowd of Spokane operators who  were so successful in putting lhe Deer  Trail No. 2 and the Bonanza mines on  a dividend-paying basis and selling the  two properties to a Toronto company.  This syndicate also controls the  Chickamonstone in the Fort Steele district and the Black Bear on - Palmer  mountain in the Okanogan (Wash.)  district.  THE MARH* CtAIM.  The shaft on the Marie claim, the  south extension of the Buckhorn mine  in Deadwood camp, is down a depth of  eighteen feet. , The ore encountered is  a calcite with iron pyrites and copper.  Harry Shallenberger is the owner.  WINNIPEG SHIPMENTS.  Eight car loads of ore have already  been sent from the Winnipeg mine, in  Wellington camp, to the Trail smelter.  A ninth is now being loaded at Hartford Junction. Duncan Mcintosh  president of the - Winnipeg Mining  company yesterday said that the  smelter returns were most satisfactory.  THE  HARTFORD GROUP.  The shaft on the Hartford in Greenwood camp is down past 80 feet. In  speaking of this property, in its'last  issue, the Phoenix Pioneer says: The  Hartford group-consists of six claims,  including the Hartford; Hartford  fraction, Nabob fraction, Ranger arid  another claim. They were located by  John Rogers in 1896 and had but little  work done on them up to a couple of  ,months ago, when they were bonded  for $25,000 by Messrs. Galer, Mac-  loughlin, Miller and Tripp of Grand  Forks, Mr. Rogers retailing an interest. The first payment of $2,500  and. the second of $10,000 have been  made.  ; Final Payment Made.  Yesterday the final payment on the  Red Rock claim in Greenwood' camp  was made by the Red Rock & Bald  Eagle Gold and Copper Mining company of- Sherwood, Que., to .the owners. The sum of $11,250 was divided  equally between George R. Naden and  J. C. Haas, both of this city, and the  British-American Development company of New York, represented in the  province by H. T. Ceperley of Vancouver. The claim w.s sold by the  owners last July for the sum of $25,000  and 10 per cent of the capital stock of  the company to,be organized to acquire  the same. The company was ~organ-  ized with a capital of $1,500 000,  The company, last summer also purchased the Bald Eagle claim in the  same camp for the sum of $10,000 cash  from Greenwood and Grand ��� Forks  parties. The two claims are south and  adjoining the Grey Eagle and Tip Top  claims purchased by a company organized by Jay P. Graves. There has  been little development on the property. No information has come from  Sherbrook regarding when development will be started, but it is expected  to be shortly. The Red Rock and Bald  Eagle' Gold and Copper Mining company was promoted by the same  people who are at the back of the Buckhorn, Golconda and War Eagle companies. The final payment coming as  id does at this peculiar period, when  on account of the war money is scarce  for mining ventures, it shows the  great faith placed by the- promoters "of  the company in the future of the mines  of the Boundary creek district." The  opening, of the claims: will prove a  nice ������ addition to the pay-roll of  Phoenix.  IN "SILVERY SLOCAN.'-  The Labor Troubles Have at Last Come to  an End-  The labor.troubles of the Slocan are  at an end. Yesterday the union miners  went to work at Silverton, New Denver  and Sandon, arid the mines represented in the Silver-Lead Mine Owners-  Association that have been closed  down for so many months are to be reopened at once. Again the " Silvery  Slocan," the richest silver-lead pio-  ducing section of the world, will be  sending out thousands of-tons of ore  to the smelters; there will be prosperity in the towns of that section; of  West Kootenay dependent upon the  mines and the resumption of substantial dividends to the stockholders.  The terras upon which the Slocan  trouble has been settled are set but in  a communication from the Silver-Lead  Mines Association, under the date of  December 23rd, to the following effect:  "The Silver-Lead Mines Association  of British Columbia, beinj-* desirous to  effect a permanent settlement of the  the existing wage differences between  said association and the miners-  unions of the Slocan for an eight-hour  day, is prepared, and do now make the  offer of a compromise on the following  basis for underground work: Miners  in shafts, $3.50 to $4; machine men,  $3.50; hand drillers, $3.25; carmen, $3;  laborers, $3; timbermen, $3.50 to $5;  engineers, $3.50 to $4; blacksmiths,  $3.50 to $4; laborers on surface (ten  hours), $3. [Note���As formerly, men  working in unusually wet places, and  in bad air, were compensated with  shorter  hours,   we   now   offer  under  similar conditions $3.50 per shift  of  eight horns.)  "In making the above offer of a  compromise as to the .wage scale - for  an eight-ho-jr day, the association  reserves the privilege of employing or  discharging all men, whether union or  non-unio-vupon the basis of capability  alone, a��d agrees that no discrimination shaJl be made against any man  by reason of his affiliation with labor  organizations."  McKinney's Trooper.  The citizens of Camp McKinney  have sent over $100 collected by them  to F. Swinburne, who went as a member of Strathcona's Horse. - Mr. Swinburne, a Camp McKinney business  man and a brother of the soldier, added  $50 to the contribution.  A : : :     ,  FINE WNE OF. .  Pipes, Cigars,  Tobaccos and Pouches.  JUST RECEIVED:  Coryell's   Map   of   Wellington   Camp  $1.00.  1. II.  *  DRUGGIST,   :     :   MIDWAY,'B. C.  H. n.  KEErER,  Real Estate and /fining Broker  OFFICE  OVER  BANK   OF   B. N. A.  GREENWOOD.  ARTHUR MOW AT,  OXtning, (gedf (Bsfate  ftnb 3itBtt*rdnce QSrofter.  Greea-wood,   <*   <>   *   '   B. G  GREENWOOD   ASSAY OFFICE  - -  -    JOE. C. LUCKEHBEL  ASSMEK and METALLURGIST  TKOPRIErOR.  Mines Examined and  ,   Reported on. GREENWOOD.  REAL ESTATE AND MINING  PROPERTIES.  . . .THE MART. . .  GAUNCE & WICKWIRE, **g*  Greenwood.  THISTLE : :  is the Best Scotch Whisky  x '    -AND���  SEAGRAM'S  The Best Canadian.  .SOWS agents:  R. P. RlTHET & Co.  Ltd.  VICTOR!.-.     B,C  A\lNEF.S and : :  PROSPECTORS  should Wear   : :  Ames Holden Go's.  u Columbia "  *- Kootenay "  '** Vancouver "  All of wliich are First.class Foot Wear  Established 1862.  ;; nmi tu��>�������> �� <���>dm��m��n��� w��i��n hi �� m, a _w m ��� '  Furniture  Carpets  Linoleums  Cork Carpet  Curtains  Wallpape  Complete House Furnishings.  A  large stock of Fine   aud  Medium  Priced Goods. In above lines.  Send .or Samples and Prices���free.  ;. WEILER iOUioi, B.C.  i��i����-n i . mmim mi m ��� n���� _������������������� ��< I  Gel*1  Resta  AND  "'.tat.  OysterJParlor  Fresh Oysters I"?.f*.-,'-:  Meals at All Hours  DAY OR NIGHT.  Copper St, Greenwood,  i  VERTICAL Itm  SINKING  PUMPS  "We can strongly recommend this  Pump to those requiring- its special type.  The extreme convenience of the outside-  packed form enables it to be readily  packed and taken up. The absence of  tlie projecting- valve gear etc. is a fea-  tnre ia avoidingbreakagesduring hoisting- and lowering: in the confined space  where these pumps are used. It is fitted  with convenient suspending hooks and  the piping arrangement takes up the  least possible space. Mining superintendents and those interested in Mining  Machinery would consult their interests  by sen ding-for catalogue and quotations  before installing their plants. We  manufacture Pumping Machinery for  every conceivable duty.  Mfg. o.,  LIMITED.  our fall  Suit  SHOULD BE MADE BY ,  1  1  ���A Large   Stock  to Select  From.  PEREECT PIT GUARANTEED.  B  J,   MTCHELL  Fashionable Tailor.  At W. ROSS.  MINING AND SHARE BROKER,  COLUMBIA, B. C.  Boundary   and   Camp   McKinney  properties  given especial attention.  o __.  Greenwood  St.      Greenwood  H. KEMP....  ,.J. HOLMES  KEMP & HOLMES.  OFFICES,   STORES AND   WINDOWS  CLEANED.     .  Carpets Sirn, Laid and Cleaned,  PRIVATE NURSING  "FOR "GfiNTLEMAN..::  Leave Orders at Henry Sauve's  Stand Copper street,  lit,  Mines %  Real Estate,^X  Greenwood. Camp McKinney.  ���FOR���  Bar 1Hirror$t Plate. Sheet  or Coloured 6!ass,  Olail Paper, Paints/ 0.1s,  Uarnisbcs.    Room  and Picture mouldings,   Etc.  WHITE  "W. F. Askew; Grand Forks, B. C.  Boundary Creek representative of J.- W. Mellor  of Victoria, who carries the largest stock in  above lines in B. C. As nearly all of those  goods are imported via Cape Born thech'eap  freight excludes eastern dealers,  Mineral Act. 1896.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE,  COPPEROPOLIS  and MAGNOLIA Mineral  Claims, situate in the Kettle River Mining  Division of Yale District.   "Where located :  InCopper camp.  TAKE NOTICE that I, George Riter Free  Miner'sCerfificate No. B6585, intend, sixty  days from the date hereof, to apply to the  Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  Grant of the above claim.  And further talce notice that action, under  section  37,   must   be  commenced   before   the  issuance of suctr Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this llth day of January, 1900.  GEORGE RITER.  KTOTICE is hereby given that application  J_\L will be made to the Parliament of  Canada at its next session to incorporate a company, with power to construct,  maintain and operate a railway In Yale district,  in the Province of British Columbia, of either  standard or narrow gauge, and utilizing steam,  electric and other motive power, from a-point  on the international boundary line at or near  Carson city, where Kettle river intersects the  said international boundary line; thence by the  'best available route in a general northerly direction in lhe vicinity of Fourth of July creek  to a point at or near the junction of the East  and West Forks of the said creek; tnence in a  general westerly course to the Phoenix Mining  camp; with power to constrnct, maintain acd  operate a branch line from the starting point  above mentioned easterly to some point on the  Columbia and Western railway between the  said starting point and Grand Forks or easterly thereof; with power also to construct  maintain and operate branch lines from the,  said line of railway to the Central (or White's)  mining camp, the Wellington camp, the Skylark mining camp, the Summit mining camp,  and the City of Greenwood; with power also to  construct, maintain and operate telegraph and  telephone lines in connection with the said railway and for other purposes; with power also  to coustruct, erect, maintain, and operate  smelters, reduction and other works for raising,  crushing, smelting, reducing, refining and  amalgamating all kinds of ores, metals and  minerals and their products and to render the  same merchantable and lit for use; with power  also to acquire, construct, own, maintain and  operate steamers, barges, ferries and other  vessels on Kettle river and its tributaries and  elsewhere in connection with the said railway  and otherwise; with power also to acquire,  constrnct, maintain, own and use wharves,  piers, docks and landing places in connection  with the said undertaking; with power also to  acquire, construct, own, maintain . and use-  water powers for any of the - purposes herein  mentioned; with power also to acquire, construct ,>erect,own,maintain and operate electrical  and other works for the purpose of transmitting electricity, heat, light, and power, to be  be used in connection with the said undertaking and for the raising, crushing, wash-  ihg, i-smelting, reducing, refining, and  amalgamating ores, metals, minerals and their  products and to sell and lease "electric power  and otherwise; with power also to acquire, take  on lease or agreement, or by grant, and to  make traffic arrangements with any railway,  steamboat and other companies for running  powers, over any railways, tramways, waterways, and other roads or ways which are now  or may hereafter be constructed and operated  to carry freight, passengers...and otheritraffic  to and from mining camps and other places  situate south of the boundary line; and also to  acquire all other necessary rights and privileges  and to do all things requisite for the purpose;  of carrying out the object and intention of the  said company; ' '       S.CBIGGS,  ��� .-''��� Solicitor -for Applicants.  Toronto, January 10,1900.        ��� f 185-9.   .  MINER Aiv ACT, 18%.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  "' NOTIC .  QUEEN OF SHEBA Mineral claim, situated  in the Kettle JRiver Mining: Division of Yale  District.     -Where    located :���      Deadwood.  camp.  TAKE NOTICE that I, George Andiews,  Free Miner's Certificate No. BT726' for  mj-self and as agent for Loria A. Smith, Free  Miner's Certificate No. 157, Intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a Certificate of improvements, for  the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the  above claim* '  And further take notice that action, under  Section 37,-must be commenced before the is-*  suance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 3rd day of January, 1900.  GEORGE ANDREWS.  Mineral Act. 1896.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  NOTICE/  ST. LAWRENCE Mineral Claim, situate in  tie Kettle River. Mining Division of Yale  District. Where located: : In Deadwood  camp, adjoining the Mother Lode, Mineral  dame. .; ���   ���  TAKE .NOTICE that I, Arthur Murdoch  Whiteside, as agent for' the Deadwood  Gold Copper company, free miner's certificate No. B7715, intend, sixty days from  thc date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder  for a Certificate of Improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant to the above  claim. .   ,..������-.   ..-'.���  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements,  a Dated this 10th day of February. A. D. 1900.  189-9. A.��� M. WHITESIDE.  MINERAL, ACT, 1896.  CERTIFICATE   OF    IMPROVEMENTS.  ���-.    NOTIOB."-:.1--.'-  THE   RUBY  mineral  claim, situate  in  the  Kettle   River Mining   Division   of   Yale  District. Where located ; In Smith's camp,  about  half a  mile   north   easterly   from  Boundary Falls,  .  T--AKE NOTICE that I, George Cook, Free  I - -Miner's-Certificate No- D6S19,-for. myself^  and as agent for William Graham McMynn,Free  Miner's Certificate No. B6301, intend, sixty  days from the date hereof, to apply to the Min-  ing Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant ol  the above claim.  And  further take  notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the is-  suance of such Certificate of Improvement.  Dated this 20th day of December, 1899.  GEORGE COOK.  Mineral Act. 1896.  CERTIFICATE 0�� IMPROVEMENTS.  NOTICE.  Mountain View. Nightingale, . and Clipper  Fractional Mineral claims, situate in  the Kettle River Mining Division of Yale  District. Where located: In Skylark  camp.  TAKE notice that we, E. C. CargiU, Free  Miners' certificate No. B, 28176 and E. T.  Wickwire, Free Miners' certificate No. B,  6025, intend sixty days from date hereof, to apply to the Mining "Recorder for a certificate of  Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a  crown Grant of the above claims.  And further take notice that action, under  Section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 22nd day of December. 1899.  MINERAL ACT, 1896.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICK.  SYLVESTER K. Mineral Claim, situate in  Greenwood camp, Kettle Riyer Mining division of Yale district. Where located:  North of and adjoining the Ciracron mineral  claim.  TAKE NOTICE that 1, A. M. Whiteside,  as agent for L. I. Ostroski, free miner's  certificate No. 1859.A, C. Scott Galloway, free  miner's certificate No. B7777, J. Circu, free  miner's certificate No. B63J0, P. W. Dillon, free  miner's certificate No. 18597A, D. Moylan, free  miner's certificate No. B6146, sixty days from  the d-ete hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements for the  purpooe of obtaining a Crown Grant for the  above mineral claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before thc issuance of such Certificate of Improvement.  Dated this 15th day of Januarv, A. D. 1909.  A. M. ^iVHITESIDE.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that at the first meeting of the Iiicense Commissioners for the City  of Greenwood, held after thirty days from this  date, the undersigned will apply for a transfer  from Frank Fera and A. Bonrke to'Knutt.  Wilson and John t,. Hagan of the hotel licence  of the Ottawa House        FRANK FERA.  A. BOURKE.  Greenwood, B. C Januarv 23.1900. --.'''  fflE GREENWOOD WDEKI^Y TIMBS*  E SIIILKAIEEI.  'Charley the Trader' Tells the Times  of That Section.  PRINCETON     IS      THE     CENTRE.  P.le Copper Leds.es That are Attractlne At-  tcDtlon-Will tie  Opened  up the  Corolne Summer.  Charles W. Stooke, known in thc  city as "Charley the Trader" has returned from a three week's visit in the  Similkameen and Nicola districts.  He has traveled in that period over 550  miles on the hurricane deck of a cayuse  and comes back elated over what he  has seen in his travels. To a representative of the Times he had much to tell  regarding these comparatively new  districts. He brought back with him  samples of ore collected from a dozen  different properties, regarding each of  which he has a fund of information.  He believes that the coming summer  will witness a wonderful change in the  population and the mining development of the country. Already he says  many people are heading for Princeton, which gives promise of becoming-  the leading town in the Similkameen  district, and he quotes on the authority  of one of the leading merchants pf that  town that over $25,000 worth bf real  estate has changed hands since the laying out of the townsite.  ���-- From a careful examination of the  Similkameen district, he said, "I  came to the conclusion that the evidences of mineral wealth are fully  equal to any other section of the province. The central town of this district, geographically as well as naturally, is Princeton, located* at the  forks of the South Fork of the  Smilikameen river and the Talameen  river. The townsite is located 65 miles  from Hope, on the Canadian Pacific  Railway, by trail. From Spencer's  Bridge on the same railway it is 125  miles by wagon road, and from Greenwood by wagon road and trail it - is 150  miles. The townsite is owned by the  Vermillion Forks Mining and Development company of London, England, of  which W. J. Waterman is the manager.  There are two first-class hotels, three  general stores, blacksmith shop; iivery  stable, assay office and a: few nice residences. By reason of its situation,  Princeton commands the trade of the  South Fork of the Similkameen, Copper mountain, Kennedy mountain,  Roche river, Friday; creek, Twenty-  Mile creek and the.Tulameen. These  I have named are mining camps, besides thsre is a t Magnificent agricultural and grazingcounfry throughout which there are many ranches.  "The country has been prospected to  some extent, more properly speaking' I  should say skimmed over. There is a  big field for the prospector, and a rich  reward awaiting many this coming  summer. It is undoubtedly a rich copper country. Copper is tq.be found in  every conceivable variety, gray copper,  native, sulphides, bornite, pyrrhotite  and malachite. I brought down with  me many pretty picked .sr^cimens to  demonstrate the different' kinds found  there.  Speaking of the properties he visited,  he continued.: "The best developed  property is the Sunset, ori Copper  mountain- 12 miles south of Princeton.  JCopper jppuntain is a remarkable deposit of copper oreTOn the ^Sufisetr  they have stink a shaft to a depth of  HO feet, which has demonstrated that  the richness of Copper mountain increases as they go down. At the 100  foot level they have started a crosscut  of this ore body, and from surface indications it will be necessary to drive  from 600 to 1,000 feet to crosscut this  enormous ore deposit. Sinking is being continued and every foot shows a  pe'rceptable increase ��� in   value.    The  . shaft is an incline 10x12 feet in size,  well timbered. IsaacUrougheed "Big  Ike" is superintendent and has a force  of 24- men under him. I was all over  the dump and I say conservatively that  a pound of ore could not be picked up  that was not heavily mineralized. Adjoining the Sunset is the Helen H.  Gardiner claim. This claim has a 60  foot shaft and a 50-foot open cut, disclosing a similar ore showing to that  found on the Sunset. Other claims on  the same mountain that I visited were  the Copper Farm, on which there is a  70--foot shaft, and a 90-foot open cut.  The Copper Reefe claim below the  Copper Farm, has a 40-foot shaft disclosing ore similar to the Sunset. On  the Copper Bluff and Copper Cliff,  lying below this last claim, at the foot  of the mountain some remarkable bornite ore has been encountered in  trenching. Another promising property is the Lost Horse. It has a 250  foot surface showing and is owned by  Robert Stevenson, the pioneer, frontiersman of the Similkameen. He  left Seattle in 1860 with the Collins  expedition and has been in that district and the Cariboo ever since.  "Across the south fork of Similkameen, and directly opposite Copper  mountain, is Kennedy mountain,  through which the great Copper mountain ore belt extends. The whole of  the mountain, you might say, is practically staked. There has been little  development outside of   assessments,  but the ore showing is quite as remarkable as that found on Copper mountain.  "On Boulder creek, situated six miles  froni Granite creek, are the Big* Four,  Nancy Hanks, Comet and International  -.laims. A remarkable strike was made  on the Nancy Hanks of gold, silver  and copi er ore. A Mr. Rodgers, representing the San Francisco Smelting  company, who examined the property  last summer, intends returning the  1st of April to t-egin active operations  on this group. It is a noteworthy fact  that on this creek the best gold values  in. the district have been obtained. The  ledges, of quartz, are big ones, running from 50 to 75 feet in width. I  also visited Twenty-Mile creek, whose  chief mineral characteristic is arsenical  iron, carrying values as high as $2,000  to the ton, free gold being often  encountered. The Nickle Plate, the  leading property on. this creek, was  recently purchased by a combination  of Marcus Daly and J. D. Rockefeller  capital for the sum of $60,000. Ten  men are employed developing the property. Onthe Christopher Columbus a-,  tunnel on the ledge is opening up a.  tine ore body, carrying values as high:  as $90.  "In the Nicola district the ore is  principally grey copper, grey-copper  carbonates, peacock and native copper,  with remarkable deposits of iron and;  coal. On the Cincinnati group located  40 miles from Granite creek on the  Nicola road, a 22-foot incline shaft has  been sunk and a 50-foot tannel driven  below the incline, besides numerous  surface open cuts revealing an enormous deposit of copper ore. On'the  celebrated Big Soo there is a deposit of  solid gray copper and copper gh nee,  running as high as 40 per cent. On  Ten-Mile creek in .this district, lying  between Nicola arid Kamloops are other  deposits of gray copper ore, owned by  Clapparton et al of Nicola. (I was informed while in NLcola that an English development company, represented  by a Mr. Broomhead, intends expending the sum of ��25,000 in. opening up  these claims,  "At Summit; City, at the headquarters of the Tulanieeri, 45 miles west of  Princeton and. 25 miles east of Hope,  there are big bodies of galena and  sliver ore. Owing- to its high altitude  development work has been suspended  during the winten On the .South Fork  of the Similkameen, at Friday Creek  arid Roach River camps, are ledges i.of  quartz carrying free gold and deposits  of bornite copper. I expect to return  that section, and I am fully of the  opinion that without a <_oubt the country, once it is known on the outside,  will be the Mecca of the mining operator and investor the coming summer,"  he concluded.  KETTLE RIVER MINING DIVISION.  Records of Locations for Ithe Period Ending  February H. 1900,  /.-... ^Fecruary 7. ������. -  Deadwood, (fractional,) Deadwood camp, Geo.  D. Ley son.  Dumfries,  (fractional.)  Beaver creek,   A.   O.  Beath.  Snow Shake, (fractional,) Copeland mountain,  A. Ram ape.  ,       February 8.  Kuka, Long- Lake, C. N. Collins.  Palace, Beaver crsek, A. J. M. Shaw.  Roy tints, Wellington camp, 3. 3. McDonell.  Black Hawk, "Welling-ton camp, J. J. McDonell  j       February 9.  Belmont, Myers creek, E. B.' McMynn.  Star Buck,- (fractional,) Smith's camp, Jas. T.  Erwin.  ���     February 12.  Copper  Hill, Providence camp,- C.   Wi  Harrington.  Woodchuck, Camp McKinney, C.Carlsan.  February 13.  E. T., Rock mountain, Allin Gillis.  C.-D?(fractional,) Rock _nonntai__,sAl_'_it__Giuis.  Old Ironsides  (fractional)   Greenwood   camp,  J. Mulig-au.  Certificates of Work.  February 7.  McKinley, Louis Castletnan-.  Alice Maud, Louise Castleman.  ���n.       February 8,  Mountain View, G. A. Rendell et al.  February 12.  Fly Trys, C. W. Harrington.  Alto, Albert E. Aslicroft.  Riverside. 2 years, Sam Larsen,  February 13.  Last Chance, J. T. Burr.  Eureka, Only Chance, John Christine and John  McLaren.  Transfers.  February 7.  Deadwood,  all,  H.  L. Xt.   Morgan to Geo. D.  - Leyson.  February 8. .  St. Charles, 1-6 int., A. Archambeautt to J. T.  Bedard.  C. O. D., V. int., 3. B. Boone to J. T. Bedard.  Fly Trip, K int., T. F. CainetoJ. B. Raiscot.  February 13.  Eureka, all int., J. C. Christine and John McLaren to Fred Tenscher. i  Standard, all inst., C. C. Edwards to Thomas  Walsh.  gers which we may have to face in  South Africa. It will interest you to  hear that we are to be drafted in the  same section and to ride on duty and  in battle together. We are few, but  we trust our hearts may prove as stout  and willing as those of men representing any other town in the country.  Once more thanking you and wishing every one happiness and prosperity, we bid you all farewell. Believe  us, yours very sincerely,  A. J. M. Shaw.  R. H. Palmer.  A. O'Brien.  For Queen and Empire.  Stood Death Off.  E. B. Munday, a lawyer of Henrietta,  Tex., once fooled a grave-digger. He.  says: "My brother was very low with  malarial fever and jaundice. I persuaded him to try Electric Bitters, and  he was soon much better, but continued their use until he was wholly  cured. I am sure Electric Bitters saved  his life." This remedy expels malaiia,  kills disease germs and purifies the  blood; aids digestion, regulates liver,  kidneys and bowels, cures; constipation, dyspepsia, nervous diseases, kidney troubles, female complaints; gives,  perfect health. Only 50c at Miller  Bros'. Drug Store.  ��� 9  ��� ���  Will be the terminus of the Columbia  & Wesiern Railway  .. .IN THIRTY,DAYS...  f^. Now is the time to Invest. "��^  We have ��_naps in Business and Resi-  dental Lots.     Cash or Terms.  Call, "Write or Wire   W. B. Rickards & Co.  MIDWAY, B. C.  W. J. Snodgrass & Sot        ROP'S.  Leaves Penticton at 1 a.ni. on T -vs,Thnrs-  days,  and Saturdays for- Can.    McKinney,  Rock Creek, Midway, Anaconda, Greenwood,  . Carson and Grand For.cs. '.  Leaves Greenwood daily at 8 a. m. for Grand  Forks, daily-excepting Sunday; 8 a. m, for  Camp McKinney, Chesaw, Rock Creek and  Midway.  Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 8. a. in.  for Penticton, Fairview, Chesaw, Camp McKinney and way points.  Through tickets to all points east and west via  C.P.R.  Carries the Mails, Passengers and Express.  ���S" Will sell  through Tickets to Vancouver  ���-"������ ���' "Victoria, Seattle or Portland.  The Greenwood  Electric Company)  Are now prepared to undertake the installing of lights  on   premises   of   intending  consumers. Before any building is connected to the Com-  y       * pany's   mains,   the    wiring  . will have ]to be inspected by  V. an officer of the  Company.  ,._.        All   work must   be done  in  accordance with the rules of  the National Board of Fire  Underwriters.      Prices   and  X" any further  particulars can  be obtained at the office of  __^_^_li_^^___the _��� Company, _ Located    on  J Deadwood street.  Greenwood Electric Co.  Greenwood, SB. C.  THE  BANK OF  Established in 1835.  .Incorporated by Royal Charter.  * Paid-up Capital .$4,866.6-56  Reserve Fund      $1,460,000  London Office: ��� ������ ���  3 Clement's Lar.e, Lombard Street, E. C  GREENWOOD'S SOLDIERS.  They Gratefully Acknowledge lhe Contrltutlon  From tbe Citizens.  Greenwood's soldiers appreciate the  purse sent them by the citizens, not so  much because of what it contained,  but rather because the contributions  showed that Greenwood took an interest in them. The boys from Greenwood sent this graceful acknowledgment:  Nelson, B. C, February 9,1900.  .  My Dear Whiteside : We have just  received your telegram announcing  the most munificent gift with which  the people of Greenwood City are presenting us, and the whole of the Greenwood contingent thank you from all  their hearts. The patriotism and good  wiil to ourselves which has prompted  you to such an act of benevolence will  urge us to uphold the fair name of  Greenwood through all trials and dan-  Coort of Dh._.ctors-:o  J. H. Brodle, John James Carter. Gaspard  Farrer, Richard H. Glyn, Henry I. R. Farrer,  Ed. Arthur Hoare, H. J.B. Kendall, J. J. Kings-  ford, Fred Lubbock, George D. Whatman.  Secretary, A. G. "Wallis.  Pead office in Canada: St. James St., Montreal  H.- Stikeman, general manager.  J, Elmsley, inspector.  Branches in" Canada:  London, Brantford, Hamilton,.. Toronto,  Moutreal. Ottawa, Kingston, Qnebec,- St. John,  N. B., Brandon, Winnipeg, Fredericton, N. B.,  Halifax, Victoria, Vancouver, Rossland, Kaslo,  Trail, Ashcroft. Dav. son City, Klondike, N. W.  T., Greenwood. Atlin and Bennett, B. C.  AGENTS IN THE DSITED STATES:  Spokane���Traders' National Bank and Old  National Bank. New York���(52 Wall street)  "W. Lawson and J. C. Welsh, agents. San  Francisco���(124 Sansome street) H. J.. Mc-  Michael and J. R. Ambrose agents.  London Bankers:  The Bank of England and Messrs. Glyn & Co.  Foreign Agents:  Liverpool���Bank of Liverpool. Australia���  Union Bank of Australia. New Zealand���"Onion  Band of Australia, Bank of New Zealand.  India, China and Japan���Chartared Mercantile  Bank of India. London and China, Agra Bank.  West Indies���Colonial Bartk. Paris-Marcuard.  Krauss & Co.   Lyons���Credit Lyonnais.  MIDWAY, B.C.  First-Class Accommodation. Best Brands Liquors and Cigars  THOS. McAULAY, Proprietor.  1 GREAT WEST  1            ...C��t_H-_TRY 1  tSZZ Prospectors save packing by buying your outfits at West ^3  gj-_ Bridge, Ten Miles Above Rock Creek.   A full stock on ^  S^* hand of Miners' and Prospectors' Supplies: Boots and CSS  g��_ Shoes, Groceries, Hardware and Gents' Furnishings ... j-jg  |                   G*0. GUISE I  g��                                                        Successor to HERBERT & GUISE. ;2  ^UlUUUiiUUlUtUUU.UiUUiUUUUiiUUliU.UtiiiiliUUiU.ii^  ...ASK YOUR GROCER FOR THE CELEBRATED...  ROULEB  OATS  The Best That Money can Buy,   Take no Other.  Manufactured by the Brackman-Ker Milling Co., Ltd. Victoria,   Vancouver,  "Westminister  Edmonton, Nelson.  THE BEST BEER IN TOWN IS MADE BY  THE ELKHORN BREWERY  PORTMAN BROS. & CO.,  Proprietors.  ASK FOR  IS III IS  The Elkhorh Lager Beer Contains only Pore Malt Hops, Try  It! It is kept on Draught or in Bottles by all the leading Hotels  OUR GUARANTEE���^  We guarantee to furnish a better Cash Register  than any other company and at a lower price.  DAYTON, OHIO. ,  Address all communications to  A. H. WALLBRIDGE, Sales Agent. Vancouver, B. C.  ...TriE^  LKH0RN /\BBITI@N  TO THE CITY OF GREENWOOD  IS THE BEST SITE FOR       ...  RESIDENTAL - LOTS.  Reasonable Prices and Easy Paymynt  For Particulars Apply to   :    :.   :    :    C  L.  THOCMET.  Ot E C AUBIN, Real Estate Broker,  Guess Block, Copper Street, Greenwood, B. C.  B.G.1M6  LIMITED.  VANCOUVER, B. C, 733 Pencer St   .Also NELSON, B. C.  We are Manufacturers and direct Importers, and carry a larcre stock of Balances, Furnaces, Fire  Clay eoods Scientific and Practical Books, Glassware, Platinum Goods, Acids, Chemicals, and all  other Assayers' and Miners' requirements. Sole agents for Morgan Crucible Company, Battersea  Becker's Sons'Balances, Etc.   Catalogue and full particulars sent on application.  Brann's Gasoline Furnaces and Cupel Machines.  P. T. SHORT, Mauser. Greenwood.  B.  C  Q  y  ll! Iii.,  MM  I


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