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 %  Published Weekly in the Interests of the Boundary Creek Mining District.  Vol. VII.  GRB^ISHWOpD, B. C, SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 1900.  190  No. 25.  Head Office aud Works at.  Belleville, Ont.  Branch OfSce and Works at  Trail, B.C.  MINING  MACHINERY  THE  (J&AC (JttACHINE Co,, Limited,  Manufacturers of  Air Compressors,  Roc Drills, Hoisting and Stationary Engines, Boilers,  Ore Trucks, Ore Cars, Ore Buckets, etc.  Agents for Knowles Steam 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.  T^ilUUlUUttiW^  iMUUUtULUtW  Ingersoll-Sergeant Rock Drills,  y..sy.sy..sy.>o".s_iw  Air Compressors.  COMPLETE   MINING   EQUIPMENT.  Branch Office, Rossland, B. C.  ���    i_' u��  MONTREAL, P. Q.  FI,  7.mmmtii!!!fHmffim!r!!!n!mmirmmm!!rrH!!!?m!!!nv!H!tt!!r!!nfflin!!!n!!tf!.n!mmr;  Jenckes Machine Co.  Always on  Hand at  Rossland Depot.  HOISTING  PLANTS  BUCKETS,    CARS,    ROPE,    SINKING AND STATION  PUMPS,   CHAIN  BLOCKS,  RAND  DRILLS   AND  compressors. p. r. MENDENHALL. Agent.  ���#-^-f  * -a Smoke Playre's Hapy Cut Cobacca �� ��  turner, Beeton $ ��$���  Wholesale Merchants, Shippers ^Importers  KOOTENAY BRANCH, NELSON, -B..C, J  .-,,  Liquors,   Cigars,   Dry Goods,   Tobaccos,   Carets,   Cliina Matting, Boots,  Tents, Ore Bags.  WRITE   FOR   CATALOGUE.  Victoria, B, C. London, Eng, Vancouver, B. C,  ���*#^###M#!  ...NELSON...  Employment - Agency.  Help of all kinds furnished.  J. H- LOVE, : : Nelson, B. C  .F.Coates  & Co.^C  Contractors  m Builders  House Moving a  Zipecialty.  ...ASK YOUR GROCER FOR THE CELEBRATED...  /^  ROLLED  ���  &  BIG MlfflG PLAIT  The Sunset Mine's Bier Machinery Is  Almost Installed.  THE   OPINION     OF    AN    EXPERT  Mr.  Fraser, the B. A. C. Master Mechanic,  Pleased With the Plant���Development  of the Property.  ��ATS  The Best That Money can Buy,   Take no Other,  Manufactured by the lirackman-Ker Millinir Co., T/td. Victoria,   Vancouver,   Westminister  Edmonton, Nelson.  ���FOR SALE-  v/OOD  ft  LIMITED.  VANCOUVER, B. C, 733 Pencer St   .Also NELSON, B. C.  The andersig-ned has good dry pine wood  for sale.    Leave orders at Frazee's' Grocery I  corner Deadwood and Copper Streets.  FRITZ   HAUSSENER.  st  tat in  SSf      SK     Tag  We are Manufacturers and direct Importers, and carry a larsre stac!. o!' ..alances, Furnaces, Fire  Br aim's Gasoline Furnaces and Cupel Machines,  The Sunset mine, in Deadwood camp,  should be a shipper in a very short  time. That the property contains several bodies of copper-gold ore has been  amply demonstrated by the development work, and now the inst allation  of the larg-est and most complete plant  in the district is nearly finished. The  surface of the Sunset has been wonderfully changed since The Times representative visited the property, about  the first, bf the year. A large mill-  framed building has been erected, one  of the best gallows-frames in the  country is in position, and the ground  surrounding the building is covered  with cordwood enough to keep the  boilers running for the next six months.  Inside the building the big plant is  almost in position, and by the 1st of  March Superintendent Johns expects  to get up steam and start the ten drills  at work.  AN EXPERT'S OPINION.  A Times representative visited the  Sunset yesterday and found a force of  men hard at work installing the plant.  Mr. Johns, the courteous superintendent, showed th e newspaper man through  the engine and boiler rooms and enthused over the splendid plant which  the Montreal-Boundary Creek Mining  company had provided to work the  property. Accompanying Mr. Johns  was G. Li. Fraser, master mechanic cf  the British America Corporation. . Mr.  Fraser has had a long and successful  experience in his special work and he  knows all about mining machinery.  "The'Montreal-Boundary Creek Miming company avoided the mistakes of  many other companies," said ,he, as he  sized up the'big plant. "It is common  practice to start with a small plant,  and in a short time it is found inadequate to properly develop the mine.  It must be discarded and a larger one  purchased. This unnecessary double  expenditure could be avoided by purchasing a plant like this one at the  start. I must say that the Sunset has  one of the best plants I have ever seen  in connection with a mine at this same  stage of development. The gallows-  frame is of the best design I have ever  seen. It is strong and built in such a  way that it cannot sway."  THE BUILDINGS.  A brief description of the buildings  and plant should prove interesting.  The building is 81 feet in length, 36  feet wide and 36 feet high. It is  divided into three compartments, the  boiler-room being 25x36, engine-room  25x36 and the hoist-room 30x36. The  building is strongly built with mill  frames. Outside the building is a  gallows-frame which-is-different-from  the ordinary gallows-frame. The main  posts are so braced by a batter that the  frame is kept rigid and there can be  no swaying, no matter what weig'it is  being hoisted in the cage. At the top  of the frame is a six-foot sheave-wheel  to carry the wire rope for the cage.  The cage itself is one of the best  manufactured, has all the modern improvements, and consequently there  is little possibility of an accident with  its use.  THE PLANT.  The two 80-horsepower boilers, manufactured by the James Cooper Manufacturing company of Montreal, are in  position, as is also half of the 20-drill  compressor. The 80-horsepower hoist  is also installed. The plant also includes a Northey station pump, a full  equipment of ore cars, a water heater,  two large receivers and an ample supplj-  of air fittings. Mr Johns has also  furnished a machine and repair shop,  so that all necessary work can be done  at the mine. Everything is now receiving the finishing touches, and by  the first of next month the big plant  will be in motion.  WATER supply.  An ample supply of water has been  secured from Deadwood creek, where a  force pump drives it to a height of 300  feet, so that in case of fire a stream  can be thrown over the highest building.  DEVELOPMENT.  During the installation of the plant  development work was not neglected.  Since the previous visit of the Times  representative, the shaft on the Crown  Silver, an adjoining property owned  by the same company, has been sunka  depth of 37 feet. This shaft is 7'/2 by 5  feet in the the cleat.    It will be con  tinued to a depth of 3Q0 feet, this being  equal to the 200-foot /level on the Sunset. Both shafts will be connected by  a drift, a distance of 1,200 feet, This  connection will cut three ore bodies,  two of which have been exposed in the  line of t tnnel from the surface, and a  third has been cut by the railway  grade. In addition to the work on the  Crown Silver shaft, 175 feet of cross-  cutting has been run from the 100-foot  level on the Sunset. This crosscut will  be continued and should reach one of  the veins in 50 to 60 feet. As soon as  the plant is started the working shaft  in the Sunset will be made a double-  compartment shaft to the 200-foot level.  The work of enlarging the shaft has  already been completed to the 110-foot  level.  SHIPPING ORE.  The Sunset is now one of the best-  equipped mines in the district. It will  require only a short time after the machinery is started to complete all the  work necessary to place the mine in  such a position that ore may be  shipped. With its large ore bodies  and the best facilities for sending ore  to the Greenwood smelter, not more  than two miles distant, the Sunset is  sure to become a big shipper.  All the trestle work on the Dead-  wood branch railway has been constructed. The track jjpill soon be laid  so that the Sunset and Mother Lode  can have transportation facilities as  soon as required.  RICH   BALTIMORE.  A Myer's Creek Property That Is Openine Up  Well.  Chfsaw, Wash., Feb. 26.���- [Special  to The Times.]���D. H. Elliot, superintendent of the U. S. and B. C. Mining  company, has just come back from a  trip to the Yakima valley. He has a  force of men at work on the Baltimore,  which is one mile northwest of Chesaw.  He reports that the property is looking  well'. On the surface they have a  quartz vein 6 feet wide that shows free  gold and out of which they made  several assays which go as high as  $1,176.80 in gold. This ledge they  have followed down and are now 60  feet with a crosscut 17 feet at the foot  of the shaft running to'the northwest.  In running this crosscut they encountered another parallel vein 5 feet  wide, which is rich and promises to  make the Baltimore a mine. From  several assays taken across the 5-foot  vein of ore, the lowest assay was $6.05,  giving values of $4.55 in gold and  $1.50 in silver, while the highest assay  ran awaty up in the thousands.  A larger force of men will be immediately placed at work and development of the mine will be rushed to  determine the extent of the new strike.  |  LATEST NEWS OF THE MINES. |  a ��  The B. C. mine has shipped 1,200 tons  of ore to the Trail smelter.  II. C. Boss has sold a third interest  in the Napoleon claim, adjoining the  Washington and Idaho group on the  West" Fork" Of "theT Kettle~river~tbJoe"  Barnum. The consideration was $500.  F. G. Holt and R. Barger hold the remaining interest, which they state is  not for sale.  ���  Work on the Dayton has been suspended. It will be remembered that  less .than a" month ago the Times announced the bonding of this claim to  James Kerr and associates of this city  for the sum of $54,000. At the time of  the bonding of the property, Sl.OOOwas  paid down. Today Mr. Kerr said thatv  work was suspended because they had  got out of the rich surface ore and that  his associates did not feel like expending more money to prospect any farther for the same, and at the same  time putting up additional cash to take  up the bond.  The 20-horse power hoist and equipments have arrived at the Ah There  mine in Deadwood and are now being  installed. Manager George D. Ley-  son says that the shaft, which is now  down 70 feet, will be continued to. the  150-foot level before crosscutting the  ore body is again attempted. The Ah  There is the . property of the McRae  Copper Mines, Limited, a local corporation capitalized at $1,500,000, The  board of directors are George D. Ley-  son president, John C. Robertson sec-  retery, John Lucy, H. B. Madden and  Scott McRae.  There are two carloads of machinery  for the B. C. mine in   Summit camp at  at Eholt. today-  Carpenters and Joiners.  LOCAL UNION NO. 1.  Meets erery Thursday evenintf in the Odd  fellows' Hall, (jevernn_e.it street at 7:30o'clock  L. B. COMSTOCK, T. B. WINNETT,  President. Secivinrv, THE GREENWOOD WEEKLY TIMES.  WeeKly ���ime$.  PUBLISHED BY  The Greenwood Times Printing and Publishing  Company, Limited.  Duncan Ross ! Eijitor.  SATURDAY, MARCH 3, WOO.  CHAOS, STILL MORE CHAOS.  When it was announced on'Friday  night that the Semlin-Cotton government had been defeated in the legislature, the people of this province  with almost absolute unanimity gave  expression of feelings of the most profound satisfaction, not so much in  every case because that government  had been defeated, but generally because they felt satisfied that out of the  defeat would come some substantial  1 elief from the chaos into which provincial politics had been thrust. But  the unfortunate action of his honor,  the lieutenant-governor, in calling  upon Mr. Joseph Martin to form a  government, only renders the situation more chaotic. Of all men in public life in this province upon, whom  his honor's choice might ' have fallen,  there is not perhaps one, whose accession to the premiership would be more  unpopular. And. when coupled with  the "stormy petrel" we have the coal  baron, James Dunsmuir, it is no wonder that the feelings of the electors are  simply those of rank disgust. We are  to have a general election. How soon  is not at this writing known, but it  must come in. the near future. The  result of that election is already a  foregone conclusion. No government  with Joseph Martin and Jumes Dunsmuir as its chief factors can obtain the  approval of the electors. Then we  will have more chaos. It is impossible  to say just now .what the ultimate result will be, but of one thing we feel  certain, the people of this province  don't want the Martiti-Dunsmuir combination. The Semlin-Cottou outfit  was bad. enough. This new one is a  thousand times worse.  And while we are discussing this  extraordinary situation, it is about  time to remark that the people of this  province, and more particularly of the  mainland, are sick unto desperation  with the quarrels of the Dunsmuirs  and the New Vancouver Coal company; The late Turner government  had as president of the council the  general attorney of the Dunsmuirs,  and the Senilin-Cpttou government  likewise took as president of its council the nominee of the New Vancouver  Coal company, the great rival in the  coal business of the Dunsmuirs. If it  was justly said of the Turner government (and this we do no think  anyone would be rash enough  to deny) that it was. .under the  thumb of the Dunsmuirs, is it not  equally true that the Semlin government was at the heck and call of the  other coal company? And nowcometh  a new government, and Dunsmuir  influence is again in the ascendant.  Are there no other people in this Province of ours than owners of coal mines  = on-Vancouverisland?^IsJ:here.noi.o_ther  capital invested in British Columbia  than the few millions which have been  put into the coal business at Comox  and Nanaimo? Are there no other  wage-earners than those employed by  the E. & N. Railway company and by  th'e New Vancouver Coal company?  Are there noother interests than these?  Is it to be said that the whole of the  industrial, mining, commercial and  agricultural industries of this Province  are subservient to the Vancouver  island coal companies? Must all else  be dominated by these afitocrats, all  else be sacrificed to them? Because  Dnnsmuir and Robbins have their  quarrel over the coal areas beneath  Nanaimo harbor, are we prepared to  throw away everything else of value  that they may each in turn have a slap  at the other? These are pertinent  questions. These are matters which  must be considered, and considered at  once. The time for an answer is ripe.  If we want another two, or three, ot  four, years of disastrous uncertainty  in our government, we have but to bow  our heads and these disputing coal  barons will put the yoke upon us.  What are our interests to them? Let  them have their answer, prompt and  effective, at the first opportunity: What  are their interests to us?   * '  MUST  BE  COMPETENT.  Without assuming to discuss the  causes which led to the recall of  General Hutton for active service in  South Africa, it is wise at this stage  of the controversy to draw attention  to the clamor of the "Canada for the  CJiiadians" party for a commander of  .'.ie Canadian forces who is himself a  Canadian.    We. have   used   the word  clamor advisedly. These agitators have  demanded that a Canadian receive the  appointment. The first qualification  is to be that of Canadian citizenship,  the second that of ability to fill the  position. This we think is a grave  mistake. We are quite convinced that  the majority of our people want as  head of this very important department a man of whose qualification  there can be no question. If such a  man can be found amongst the Canadians there should be no looking to  England for a general, but what might  be fairly called military scholarship  must be the first consideration.  . In this discussion we are reminded  that Canada, at large expense, maintains a military college at Kingston,  founded during the government of the  Hon. Alexander Mackenzie, and continuing as a lasting monument to thc  distinguished patriotism of that gentleman. In this institution the young  men of the country can obtain the preliminary requisites of a first-class  military education and can afterwards  obtain appointments in the Imperial  forces. With the increased interest in  matters military, there is no reason  why at least from this time forward  graduates of this college should not  expect that meritorious achievements  on their part in the Imperial service  should enable them to compete for the  most important position in the. army  in Canada. We .trust it will be so. We  would be proud to have a Canadian at  the head of the practical and theoretical government of the militia and defence department; but we would not  be proud of that Canadian if he were  not fully qualified . and competent.  Truly the goal is worth striving for.  CARING FOR  THE TOILER.  The regulations prepared by the Dominion government for bettering the  condition of the condition,of the men  .employed on public works, which were  promised last session and foreshadowed  in the speech from the throne, have  been issued, and they show with what  care and thoroughness the interests of  the men have been provided for. Provision is made for the organization of  a board of health in every, camp, consisting of the medical men and government engineers engaged on the work,  and presided over by a superintendent  especially appointed; and this board  shall have complete control and oversight of the sanitary conditions of the  camp. The houses, tents or other  quarters of the employees are required  to be of certain minimum dimensions,  anti the provision for heating and  ventilation must be made under the  direction of the board of health, members *of which shall periodically inspect the quarters to see that its instructions are carried, out. - A sufficient  number of doctors and adequate hospital accommodation must be provided  in proportion to the size of the camp.  The duties of the medical men are  very ;"definitely detailed, and every  breach or non-observance of the regulations in force for the time being, as  promulgated by the board of health, is  punishable with a fine of $100,.or the  alternative of three months' imprisonment.  sessed of inordinate-selfishness and  egotism and two sons. Believing in  the doctrim. that the king cati do no  wrong, he has disregarded every constitutional right and precedent in order  that he might exploit his family interests. His latest escapade has plunged  the Pro. itice into political chaos when  its interests demanded that time should  be given that certain difficulties might  adjust themselves. He has foisted on  the people a man that no one in the  house save "Our Own Jim" will do  him honor���a man who has been very  properly called the stormy petrel of  Canadian politics and who is sure to  plunge the Province into a turmoil.  Mclnhes has been worse than a failure;  and the best interests of the province  demands his removal.  MARTIN IS UNSAFE.  " A"BOUNDARY" "MEMBERr  The defeat of the second reading of  the redistribution bill and consequent  defeat of the government will practically preclude the possibility of a  general subdivision of seats, but we  think both parties in the house ought  to agree to the granting of a member  .to Boundary. The reasons for this  have been stated several times. There  is a voting population of over 1500 in  the district mentioned in the redistribution bill that met with defeat.  This population is practically unrep're-  sented at present. It is so divided that  it has no political influence in either  Rossland or East Yale. The district  is one of the most important in the  Province. It includes Boundary, West  Fork and Similkameen. During the  coming summer there will surely be a  great rush of people into the district,  and questions will arise that will  require the direct supervision of a  member. It is not a political question  at all. No man can say how such a  district would go politically. It is  simply a question of securing for a  mining district that consideration  Which its great importance demands.  SHOULD   BE   DISMISSED.  The Dominion government committed a blunder when they appointed  Senator Mclnnes lieutenant-governor  of this Province. They will be guilty  of a graver mistake if they allow him  to continue in the position. Mclnnes  should be dismissed at once. He has  made a travesty of constitutional law*  and brought the office of Queen's  representative into contempt. Mclnnes'  failure  has  arisen  because  he is pos-  Joe Martin's interview in the Colonist, is a strong campaign address. Martin is a shrewd enough politician to  know what will tickle the fancy  of the average elector. He has  plent3' of courage and ability, but  the fact that he pledges himself to  policy that may be popular makes him  none the less dangerous. Those.who  endorse the policy enunciated by Joe  Martin and are at the same time  anxious that this Province should have  a government that possesses not only  the confidence of . the people, but  also of those who are anxious  to invest money in developing its  magnificent resources cannot acknowledge Martin as their ieader. He is  dangerous, unsafe, iconoclastic. To  gain his point he would destroy everything that goes to make up the stability  of. the commercial and mining interests of the Province. If given power  he will frighten those who are not  prepared to take chances on his idiosyncrasies and he can never secure or  retain the confidence of. those who  may temporari1y follow him for political reasons.  The lieutenant-governor's idiotic  course gives the Conservatives a distinct advantage and they will doubt-:  less avail themselves of the excellent  opportunity to carry out their resolution in favor of party lines! Conservatives, led by strong, men, entering the  contest, not to fight Liberals but Joe  Martin, have every chance of succees.:  Liberals who.will not follow Joe Martin would rather see the Conservatives  successful for a time than that the  province should be cursed by a term of  Martinism. The temporary success of  Conservatives will at least place provincial politics on a more rational  piane. The Liberals under the present  circumstances will in a measure welcome Conservative success. They  would rather have a clean-cut party  fight in the near future than, be beating the air prdvincially as at present.  INEXCUSABLE DISCRIMINATION  The railway commission proposal received further attention at Ottawa last  week, and no better evidence of the  necessity of effective action, and that  with no undue delay, could be produced than the figures quoted by Mr.  Campbell of Kent. He said that last-  year the rate for flour for export from  Toronto to Montreal, 334 miles, was  -14^-cents-per_._100__pounds,^hjl^fi^m^  Chicago, 500 miles further west, to the  same seaport, the rate was only 15  cents per 100 pounds. At the same  time, from Guelph, Gait, Stratford and  other outside milling centers, the  charge to Montreal was V/z cents per  100 pounds more than the rate from*  Chicago. Last year, too, the Americans could send flour from Detroit to  Montreal for export for 11J4 cents, or  3 cents less than the Toronto millers  had to pay. It is not necessary to  point out how injurious such discrimination is to the Canadian export trade,  or how* greatly its abolition would  stimulate the business of the Dominion.  There can be no question that it is  time to provioe a remedy for this  condition of affairs.  EDITORIAL   NOTES.  Thi. death of Major Arnold of Winnipeg, who commanded "A" company  of the First Canadian contingent, will  be deeply regretted. He was one of  Winnipeg's most popular society men  and of such sterling personal qualities  that his-friends were innumerable.  Bring on your elections, Mr. Martin.  Also bring on yours, Mr. Dunsmuir.  And if Mr. Robbins has an)- elections,  better bring them on also. When we  have a cleaning out, we would like to  clean out the whole outfit. The old  cards are dirty.   We want a new deck.  The late Turner government was  alleged to have had no less than nine  Dunsmuir representatives amongst its  supporters. Are we to have now a  majority of the Dunsmuirs to govern  us? Better issue a royal'commission  to James Dunsmuir and have done  with the farce of electing representatives altogether!  THE SIMILKAMEEN.  J. NEAI..  J. WATT  Keremeos is the Center of the  Similkameen Mining Belt,  First- Class Accommoflatioii.  EVERYTHING NEW  AND UP-TO-DATE.  Rates Reasonable  CE. THOMAS  in  PRINCETON, B. C.  Wife lify"lie  Conveyancing done. Information on  Mining Properties furnished at reasonable rates.  ". PRINCETON, B, C.  BUTCHERS  Pie fe  Special   Attention    Given    to    the  Supplj- of  Mining Camps.  PRINCETON, B.C.  GEO. A.LDOUS.  J. C.  BODD  ALDOUS&BUDD  Hauling and Packing  To Mining Gamps*  A Specialty , . .  Best Accommodation,  i.  Horseshoeing: and  General Blacksmithing.  Princeton, B, C<  HO! FOR THE  Similkain ti *  Stage now running from  Fairview to  Keremeos..  Leaves' Fairview. on Mondays  at 8 a. m., returning leaves  Keremeos on Tuesdays at 8 a.m.  VLi* Bine, manager,  Fairview and Keremeos  FULL STOCK OF ... .  GENERAL . . .  MERCHANDISE  Mt Keremeos.   .   -   *  Harness and Saddlery  JU Fairview.  All Roads Lead from the  LL I  To.// �����  .  Copper Mountain,  =^_.TwentyLMile,^__ ^.^^^^  Granite Creek,  Rocne River,  Tulameen,  Big Soo and  Nicola,  Rates Reasonable.  John H. Jackson, Soi,e Proprietor.  PRINCETON, B, G,  AT MILL.  n i  KftlOyHiCRffl  Martin, Harris & Co.  E. E. HARDWICK,' BUSINESS MGR.  PRINCETON, B, C  Fairview Drug And Book Store.  �� JOHN love & co. &  Druggists and Stationers  :Sf4     a&     i'.'i  5S?     iS?     '/'_-  KAIRVIEW aiul CAMP McKINNl.Y.  i1*-     _fe     ^'4  ���A'     ->R-     -J"?  A   full   line   of    Drugs,    Stationery,  Druggists Sundries.  Prescriptions   Carefully Compounded  BennesU  # * # **. #<.#������*���#������#  HIJ  HUBS....  Relo.nt.s to Uie man wlio lias his  Clothiiiif made to Measure by an  Who knows the.value of a perfect  fit, beautiful finish and fine workmanship, and who selects his fabrics with an eye to please the taste  of the well-bred g-entleman ......  ((  lb. KiiI'ji Motes lhe in"  Is an old saying-, and ve can sup-  pi}- all defects of form and give  you both style and satisfaction.. . THE GREENWOOD WEEKLY TIMES.  * ii  MEMBERS fi. '  OPEyEBELLp  Against tlie 'Queen's Representative  in the Province.  CROWD HISS  GOVERNOR  McINNES  An Almost Unanimous Resolution of tbe Legislature Against Martin and the Governor.  ���        Disgraceful Scene In the House.  Victoria, March 2��� [Special to The  Times].���When Lieutenant-Governor  Mclnnes attended yesterday to prorogue the house, he was kept waiting  in the lobb3' while with barred doors  the members passed a resolution declaring "That this house has no confidence in the honorable third member  for Vancouver City, who has been  called upon to form a government. "  This was moved by Prentice and  seconded by Irwin, and carried with  but one dissenting voice, that of  Martin of Rossland. Dunsmuir and  Robertson declined to vote, and were  counted in the affirmative, so that the  resolution goes on record as carried by  35 to 1. The speaker was able to give  a casting, vote, and Jo,e Martin having  vacated his seat by accepting office the  whole house is accounted for. 7  Then, in response to the somewhat  peremptory demand of the governor,  tlie door was opened to admit him; but  as he appeared the members as one  made for the lobbies,'amid tumultuous  cheers from the crowded galleries,  followed with groans for the governor.  His honor and 'his glittering military  staff, with whom stood Premier Martin,  found themselves facing four dreary  rows of deserted chairs in the presence  of an unsympathetic, jeering throng  the galleries, who responded';; with  hisses, cheers, laughter arid,cat-calls  for an ostentatious bow to the deserted  floor as the governor proceeded to say  his piece. .;;.. .;'���' ,'.'. .  " Mr. Speaker and members of the  legislative assembly," he began, and  as the galleries caught the words/they  fairly shook, with laughter. M Where  are they," a dozen voices' shouted and  pandemonium ensued.'.. When the people stopped for breath' the governor  hastily proceeded ' and frequently  paused in an attempt to overawe the  assemblage into hearing him read the  brief, parting message. It contained  no direct reference to the ministerial  upheaval, but proceeded to note that  -���although you; have been sitting almost  to a day for the same period of time occupied by the house last year, there  has been practically no work'accom-  plishedi I regret that' on account of  this .failure 'tciVtransact business 1 required in the interest of the province-  it will be necessary ; to go to the ex-s  pense of holding another session before the expiry of the fiscal year;"  The remaining paragraph referred  to the events of the war and the formal,  words of prorogation. Then his honor  departed, pursued by hisses and taunts  from the galleries, and as he disappeared the members returned in football rush, headed by Ellison / and  Pooley, and with^ Speaker Forster in  the chair, passed patriotic resolutions respecting achievements of  imperial and colonial troops in Africa  and disappeared. Subsequently members of the Semlin party held a caucus,  as a result of which it was officially  communicated to the press that Semlin  : had resignedJihejeadershj.^  court house, being three times larger  than any authorized by legislature.  He objects to validity of warrants  and incidentally alleges that 'business  of lands and works department is being retarded by the fact of Cotton's  occupancy of the dual portfolio, it being impossible for one minister to  transact all work properly.  Since the legislature has been in  session, his honor proceeds, he has  been asked to authorize by order in  council, cancellation of certificates of  improvement of mineral claims, and  he holds that this was improper to  attempt to assume functions of legislative, assembly "which should have  been asked for an amending bill. The  case of one Dunlop was in  volved in this request. His- honor  proceeds: "Apart from all this I cannot ignore the fact that legislative  assembly has now been in session for-  nearly two months and notwithstanding the confidence you expressed in  your letter of the 2nd of September  last, above quoted, you have not been  able to pass a single measure, and I  believe it to be now sufficiently demonstrated that the interests, of the province have suffered and are suffering in  consequence of a weak and unstable  government, therefore I now deem it  my duty to consult other advisers with  a view to forming a newadminstratiori  and shall accordingly do so forthwith. "  PIONEER   REUNION.  had been unanimously chosen his successor. They decided to oppose the introduction of federal party lines in provincial politics.  The Governor's Reason.  Victoria, March 2.���[Special to The  Times.]���The  letter of dismissel   to  Semlin is made public in  the  Official  Gazette this week. The governor notes  "circumstances have occurred during  the last nine months and more particularly during the last five mouths to  materially weaken the confidence that  I had in  your advice, circumstances,  quite apart from the fact of your having lost the confidence of 1he legislative assembly.'' These circumstances  the governor proceeds  to   detail,   referring first to the fact of  the  incomplete cabinet and prolonged  holding  by Cotton of  the Lands  and Works  portfolio in addition to that of finance  and agriculture which   was  to   have  been temporary,  it is  recited that on  August 30 the governor protested that  his request of the week before, that the  house   be   called   for   not later   than  October 20th had met with no response  and he insisted that house should meet  by then or that there "shall be a dissolution and a general election" saying  also " do not think that I should  any  longer   ignore   the   existing   political  conditions in the province and the unrest aad   uncertainty resulting   from  recent    political     changes���changes  which   it   will   not  be   necessary   to  specify; it is sufficient that I think that  grave doubt exists as to whether your  administration retains the confidence  of the  legislative   assembly."     The  ministers   thereupon    reassured    his  honor and got his consent to call the  legislature   for   January  next.     His  honor objects on October 18th to request for  three special   warrants, in-  ?luding one for $45,000 for Rossland  Society   Formed   and    Banauet   Held  Last  Evening.  . The effort that . has recently been  made to form a friendly association  ampng the earlier settlers arid pros-  pectorsof this section of the province,  resulted in a very pleasant gathering  of old-timers last evening at T. Wake's  hotel. Boundary Falls. Not only was  the association formed, but from the  spirit prevailing at the meeting and  the unanimity of sentiment displayed,  there is every reason to believe 'that  the attempt to form the society was  well timed and that the Old-Timers'  association was a huge;success.  At 5:30 the: meeting was*, called to  order and W. T. Smith was elected to  the chair, when the roll-call of those  present'and date of settlement in Sqnth  Yale was taken. The names included:  W; J. -Nelson.'. 1893; R. Donagin; 92;  A; Curry.; '92; J; Winters. '91; T. Walsti,  '94; p7 Deitz,; '57; T. Graham, .',94; G.  Leyson, '87; , R..*' Sanderson, '94;' M.  Stanson, '91; J. East, '85; R. Kerr. '89;  J. Thornton, '59; W. T.; Smith, '85; A.  K.-Stuart, '94;. Dr.7 Jakes, -'94; T.  Hardy; '86; R. ;McCarren, '86; T.  Wake, '90; J. R.-Jacksoii, '90; R.  Clark,7'90; R7 C. Sadler;; '94; J. W.  Reid, 794;' W. - J. Castleman. '94; A.  Conners, '94; P. IW. Murray, '94; R.  D. McLeod, '94; J. Dale, '94; S. T.  Larsen, '93; G. Wells, '91; H. Cameron, '86; R. Stuart, '94; J. P. Harlan,  /92; H. Shallenberger, '93; J. Kerr, '88;  Thos. McAulay, '87; L. Bosshart, '92;  S, McRae, '88; Geo.Guess, '94; W. B.  Rickards, '94; R.C, Johnson, '93; F.  Coryell, '93; J. Myers. '93.  The chairman thenexplained the object of the meeting, after which the  acting secretary,' A. K. Stuart; stated  that he had received, a large number  of replies from all parts of the district  from those who wished to join the  society, but were unable to be present  at the meeting. The motion was then  put and carried unanimously that the.  latter be considered members. It was  also then unanimously carried that any  settler in the district who came in  before 1860 be ipse facto an honorary  member.'  :' .   '��� 7 .''������';    \ ���        . V  The following officers were then  "elected:--.Honorary_president,_.C.:D.ietz;,  president, T. McAuley; vice-president  (for Rock Creek and McKinney district), H.'Cameron; vice-president (for  Boundary Creek district), Scott McRae;  vice-president (for Grand Prairie district), R. R. Gilpin; vice-president (for  South Okanagan district), D. A. Car-  michael; secretary, A. K. Stuart; treasurer, J. Kerr; honorary physician, Dr.  Jakes. The following were then appointed a committee to draft a constitution and by-laws and to act as an  executive committee for six months:  G. A. Guess, J. P. Harlan, T. Hardy,  J. Kerr and A. K. Stuart.  The report of the banquet, held  afterwards, is crowded out until tomorrow's issue. The banquet was a  great success. Mr. Stuart, the secretary, requests that district pipers give  a report of the reunion, as many old-  timers unable to be present will be  greatly interested' in the proceedings.  tions to go to the hills forthe purpose of  working their claims and making new  discoveries. Altogether the outlook  for better times is very bright.  PHOENIX   BOARD   OF   TRADE  Was Organized on Sunday Evening With Large  Membership.  Phobnix, B. C, Feb. 727.��� [Special  to The Times.]���-The Phoenix board of  trade was organized last evening with  a membership of 40. The officers  elected were : President, Geo. W. Rum-  berger ; vice-president, Geo. R. Wyn-  koop ; seeretary, W. B. Wilcox ; council, L. C. Crawford, R. B. Kerr N.  Binns, Dr. G. S. Gordon, J. B. Foley,  W. R. Williams, Mr. Caniffe and Mr.  Morrin.7 Among the chief objects for  which the board has been organized is  the securing of funds by provincial appropriations or otherwise for building  roads' to Eholt, White's and other  camps, and thus endeavoring to make  Phoenix more of a wholesale center.  It was pointed out that excellent downhill graces could be secured to these  camps. The board will also use its  efforts to secure better mail facilities,  and will see that sanitary regulations  are enforced.  Working Night and Day.  The busiest and mightiest little thing  that ever was made was Dr. King's  New Life Pills. These pills change  weakness into strength; listlessness  nto energy,., brain.fag inso mental  power. They're wonderful in building  up the health. Only 25c. per box.  Sold by Miller Bros.  Lost���-Two working horses, a black  and a bay. Twenty-five dollars will,  be paid to anyone returning the same;  Elkhorn Brewing company, Greenwood. . ���:'��� tf; ;;.  A Night of Terror.  .." Awful anxiety was felt for the  widow of the brave General Burnham  of Mahias, Me., when the doctors said  she would die from pneumonia before  mornings" 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. Further use entirely cured her.  This marvelous medicine is guaranteed  jto cure all Throat; Chest and Lung  Diseases. Only 50c. and $1. Trial  bottles free at Miller Bros.' drug store.  |f NEW SHIPMENT  OF f|  -~n* ���.'--.��� ����*~',  1 Glothiflg I  I Hats and I  1   Caps, 1  -^����   ' '2___  |   Neckwear,     1  H      Etc:, Etc. H  3 JUST ARRIVED. B  ^W.M. LAW <&GO.\B  A : : :  FINE LINE OF. . .  Pipes, Cigars,  Tobaccos and Pouches.  JUST RECEIVED.  Coryell's   Map   of  Wellington   Camp  S1.00.  A   BRIGHTER   PROSPECT.  General Improvement In the business Outlook  In thc City.  Things are looking brighter in business circles. February is usually a  quiet month and while business has  been generally good in the city, still  Greenwood to a small extent feels the  depression. During the past few days  there has been marked imwovement.  There are many enquiries for real  estate, mining stocks are changing  hands and arrangements are being  made for the erection of several  buildings in the city. The brighter  war news and the prospects of a settlement of the labor troubles have had a  good influence upon the money market.  Another reason for the brightening up  of business locally is to be found in  the fact that spring weather is coming  unusually early this year and prospectors are already  making prepara-  u  DRUGGIST,    :     :   MIDWAY, B. C.  9 O  �� &  #   #   #  Will be the terminus of the Columbia  & Western Railway  .. .IN THIRTY DAYS. ._  Jt&- Now is the time to Invest. "��s*_  We have Snaps in Business and  Resi-  dental Lots.     Cash or Terms.  Call, Write or Wire..  W. B. Rickards & Co.  MIDWAY, B. C.  THISTLE : :  ,s the Best Scotch Whisky  ���AND���  SEAGRAM'S  The Best Canadian.  The Greenwood  Electric Company4$^=-  Are now prepared to undertake the installing of lights  on premises of intending  consumers. Before any building is connected to the Company's mains, the wiring  will have to be inspected by  an officer of the Company.  All work must be, done in  - accordance with the rules of  the National Board of Fire  c Underwriters.       Prices   and  any further particulars can  be obtained at the office of  the Company located on  Deadwood street.  Greenwood Electric Co.  Greenwood, H. C.  A\INERS: and : :.- -  PROSPECTORS  should Wear   :;7  Ames Holden Go's.  "Columbia"  "Kootenay"  V Vancouver "  All of which are First.class Foot Wear  y  ���FOR-  Bar mirrors,     Plate.     Sheet  ^^Coloured^ Glass,  Uiasl Pal^^i^a^bi      Oils,  yars_.s_.es,   Kowtt  and Picture mouldings,   etc.  WRITE    ' ..^*==?  W. F. Askew; Grand Forks, B. C.  Boundary Creek representative of J. W. Mellor  of Victoria, who carries the largest stock iii  above lines in B. C. As nearly all oi those  goods are imported via Cape Horn, tlicclieap  Freight excludes eastern dealers.  Established 1862.  ':   ���  Furniture  Carpets  Linoleums  Cork Carpet  Curtains  Wallpape  Complete House FuinisMngs,  i  A  large  stock  of -Fine and   Medium ���  Priced Goodsalit above lines.  Send for Samples and Prices���free.  WEILEIt BROS., VI6T0RIA. U.  jtMHnmm>��mnim��'>��w��*u*t*'miini''  MINERAL, ACT, 1896.  CERTIFICATE    OF "IMPROVEMENTS.  NOTICE.  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.  TAKE NOTICE that i, George Cook, Free  Miner's Certificate No. D65L9, for myself  and as agent for William Graham McMynn.Free  Miner's Certilicate No. B0301, intenrt, sixty  davs 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   lake  notice  that action, under  section 37, must be commenced  before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvement.  Dated this 20th dav of December. 1899.  GEORGE COOK.  Mineral Act, 1896.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  NOTICE.  War Eagle Mineral claim situate in the Kettle  River Milling Division of Y-*le District.  Where Located :     In Camp McKinney.  TAKE NOTICE that I, John R. McLeod,  Free   Miner's   Certificate No. B6356,   as  agent        for        William        Yuukin, Free  Miner's Certificate No. BSS71,  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 issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 28tn dav of February, 1900.  '        . " J. P. McLEOD.  Mineral Act 1896.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  NOTICE.  "GEM" Mineral Claim situate in' the Kettle  River  Mining  Division   of   Yale    District.  !   Where located :   Camp McKinney.  TAKE  NOTICE that I, John P. McLeod,  Free   Miner's Certificate  No.   B6356,   as  agent       for Hugh Cameron,        Free  Miner's Certificate No. A18742, 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 issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 28th day of February, 1900.  J. P. McLEOD.  SOLE AGENTS:  R.  P.  RlTHET & Co.  Ltd.  VICTORIA     B.C  Mines %  Real Estate. XX  Greenwood. Camp McKinney,  MINERAL ACT, 1896.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  NOT1C ���  OIIEEN OF SHEBA Mineral claim, situated  in the Kettle River Mining Division of Yale  District. Where located : Deadwood  camp.  TAKE NOTICE that I, George Andie\vs,  Free Miner's Certificate No. B7726 for  myself and as ageut for Loria A. Smith, Free  Miner's Certificate No. 157, intend, sucty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, lor  the purpose bf 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,   18%.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  l*LE ROI" Mineral Claim situate in the Kettle  River Mining Division of Yale District.  Where located:   Camp McKinney.  TAKE NOTICE that I, John P. McLeod,  Free Miner's Certificate No. b63S6 as ageut  for James Copeland,Free Miner's Certificate No  BS567, 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 issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 28 day of February, 1900.  J. P. McLLOD.  MINERAL ACT,. 1896.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  ���    "  "DAISY    FRACTIONAL"   Mineral    claim,  . situate in the Kettle River Mining Division  of  Yale District.,   "Where   located :     Camp  McKinney.  TAKE NOTICE that I, John P. McLeod,  Free Miners Certificate No. B63S6, as  agent for Duncan A. Cameron, Free Miner's  Certificate No. b5655, 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 fhe  above claim..  And further take notice that action, nnder  section 37, must be commenced before the is-  suauce of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 28th dav of February, 1900.  J. P. McLEOD.  Mineral Act, 1896.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  NOTIOE.  ST. LAWRENCE Mineral Claim, situate in'  the Kettle River Mining Division of Yale  District."   Where    located:   In   Deadwood  camp, adjoining the Mother Lode Mineral  clame.  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  the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder  for a Certificate of Improvements for the pnr-  pose 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.  *b Dated this 10th day of February. A. D. 1900.  189-9.: A.M.WHITESIDE.,  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'sCertificate No. B6S8S, intend, sixty  days' from the date hereof, to apply .to the  Miniug Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37,  must  be commenced   before    the  issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this llth day of January, 1900.  GEORGE RITER.  J. C. Douglas of this city has received a medal as an appreciation of  his services in connection with the  Feniart Raid of 1879. Mr. Douglas  acted as sergeant in these stirring-  times and is one of only a few- in the  province to be so rewarded by the  government.  NOTICE is hereby given that application  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-liiie;-thence-bythe^  best available route in a general northerly direction in ihe 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; wit_. power to constrnct, maintain and  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 constrnct  maintain and operate branch lines from the,  said line of railway to the Central (or White's)  mining camp, thc 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 fit 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 iu connection with the said railway  and otherwise: with power also to acquire,  construct, maintain, own and use wharves,  piers, docks and landing places iu 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, con.  struct,ercct,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 thc said undertaking and for the raising, crushing, washing, -smelting, reducing, refining and  amalgamating ores, metals, minerals and their  products and to sell and lease electric power  and otherwise; with power also to ac'iuire, take  on lease or agreement, or by grant, and to  make traffic arrangements with any railway,  steamboat and other companies for running  powersoover any railways, tramways, waterways, and other roads or ways which are now  or may hereafter be constructed and operated  to carry freight, passengers, and other traffic  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. C. BIGGS,  Solicitor for Applicants.  Toronto. January 10,1900. 185-9, THE GREENWOOD WEEKLY TIMES.  TWO GREAT MIES  The B. C. and Oro Denoro in Summit  Camp.  CLEANING   UP AT  THE B. C. MINE  Preparatory to Installing the New Machinery  Plant���Both Mines Have Very  Large Ore Bodies.  width, with values from $4 to $22, in  copper and some gold. In the drift the  last values obtained ran from $5 to $60  in gold and copper. The claim is  owned by J. P. Harlan and E*. C.  Brown of Greenwood and "D. M. Mac-  Martin of New York.  A process of cleaning up is going on  at the B, C. mine in Summit camp just  at present, preparatory to installing  ehe new machinery plant. All the  drifts and crosscuts where ore has been  temporarily stored in the lower levels  are being cleaned out.and the ore sent  to the surface for shipment to the  Trail smelter. Two of the big dumps  containing over 10,000 tons have also  been wiped out in the process of shipping. No attempt has been made, however,, to stope ore, as there is yet over  600 tons on the dumps ready for delivery.  Yesterday a Times man journeyed  up to Summit camp to see the B.C.  mine, the property of the B. C. Chartered company of Montreal.  S. F. Par-  . rish, who recently came to this country from Colorado, is the efficient and  courteous manager. Preparations are  being made to develop the mine on a  big scale. The big hoist, capable of  lifting from a depth of 1,000 feet, is at  the mine. Two carloads of machinery  arrived yesterday at Eholt. These  cars contain two 80-horsepower boilers  and half of a 20-drill Ingersoll-Sar-  geant duplex compressor, ore cars,  cages, etc. The new double-story  office building is completed. Work of  clearing the ground for the building  for the new machinery and the gallows frame is to be started this week.  The new ore bins on the railroad track  are completed. These bins will hold  450 tons.  A large amount of work has already  been done underground in exploiting  the mine to a depth of 260 feet, and  opening up large ore reserves. The  mine is developed by three levels to  this depth, v.'z: at SO, ISO and 150 feet  respectively. The ore is mainl}* a  chalcopyrite and some pyrrhotite and  occurs between diorite and limestone,  possibly a replacement of the limestone, in more or less seggregated  bodies which are connected by smali  seams of ore or calcite. The ore .has  has been opened up from the surface  to a depth of 260 feet in places from  30 to 40 feet in width, it is truly a  magnificent showing. The mine has  shipped to date about 1,200 tons from  the dumps, no attempt having been  made to stope. Mr. Parrish says that  the smelting valnes are most satisfactory and leave a first-rate margin of  profit to the company. Within sixty  days the new plant will be in running  order, and the mine force which is  now 40 men, will be largely increased.  THE ORO DENORO.  The reporter also visited the Oro  Denero mine in the same camp. As  has already been stated in the Times  the connection between the east drift  from the bottom of the shaft and the  No. 2 tunnel has been made. Besides  giving a perfect system of ventilation  the tunnel cut through 66 feet of an  ore chute bf exceptional richness, the  ore broken down being clean and little sorting is required. The No, 3  tunnel further down the hill is well  under way, some 60 feet of working  having been accomplished. Where  the railroad track cut through the surface ore men are at work opening this  nSpTalso77-THe"'^oiD_rpan^i^fe~iMreMe  its power plant by a larger compressor,  at present only one drill is used. The  outlook for the mine is most promising.  BRIGHT  OUTLOOK.  Princeton Is Building* Up ��� Government Will  Spend Money.-  Princeton, Feb. 25���[Special to The  Times].���Business is brisk these days,  and the outlook for this place becoming a big center is excellent. The  bridge across the Similkameen is to be  built at once; a road to, Keremeos as  soon as men can be had; the government office is to be established here; a  school-house is going up, and any number of private buildings. Robert  Stevenson's property, the Lost Horse  claim, bids fair to rival the famous  Sunset. To show what the miners at  the Sunset think of that mine they are  taking stock in payment of wages in  preference to hard cash.  MORE WIND THAN GOLD.  The daily papers of San Francisco  have published the regular annual report of their star local-mining-excitement scribblers, Messrs. Space and  Windbag.  Every year some schemer who has a  "gold-saving machine" to sell causes  himself and his windmill or fanning  mill, with a few pnUnds of bacon, a  sack of beans and a supply of whisky,  to be transported to some conspicuous  place on the ocean beach. As ostensibly as possible he sets up the thing  he calls, a ' gold saver," and the gall  of the daily press, who was probably  beating his way on a blind baggage  from Seattle when the same thing was  published last year, rises to the fly and  gobbles the bait.  The space filler unconsciously gives  the schemer columns of advertising,  but fortunately for the intended victims, the "Grand Discovery of Gold  on the Ocean Beach," is such a silly  and transparent pipe dream that seals  on the Cliff House rocks would laugh if  they could read it. The fact is there is  no gold on the San Francisco beach  which can be profitably saved by any  means known to science. '  KETTLE RIVER MINING DIVISION.  Records of Locations for the Period Ending  February 28, 1900.  February 20  LonePlne, frac, Deadwood camp, Henry Atles  FebruaryJ26.  Bank of England, fractional, Phoenix camp,  C. W. Harrington.  Clrtiflcate of Improvements.  Nugget. F. C, Imies.  "���   ,      Certificates of Work.  February 23.  Golden Harvest, J. A. Kennedy.  February 24.  Lillie May, three years, Geo. Foulds.  Slate Formation, E. O. Brown.  February 26.  Hope, J. Kennedy et al.{  Homestalce, Henry Nicholson. '  Commonwealth, fractional* Hugh Reed.  . February 27.    ,'  New, York, Frank M. Greenwood.  Union, Keystone, Ned Bennett.  Rio Grande, WLnslow, John Lucy.  MADE FIRST PAYMENT.  JVtassam & Laidlaw of Sookane to Acaulre the  Marguerite.  Massam & Laidlaw, the well known  mining operators of Spokane and their  eastern Canadian associates yesterday  made their first payment on the  Marguerite claim in Deadwood camp.  This firm about January 10th of the  present year entered inte an agreement  with the owners of the claim to purchase same for a certain cash consideration and shares in a company to be  formed by them to acquire and de-  velope the property.  The Marguerite is about 2,000 feet  north of the Mother Lode mine. Its  development consists of a 40-foot shaft,  and at a depth of 30 feet a drift of 30  feet on the ore body. On the surface  the   vein   matter   is   fully 25 feet in  ���Transfers.  February 22.  Anaconda, Columbia and Kootenay, J_ interest,  Alfred Wood house to "William T. Oliver.  Kuka, K interest, Ohas, N. Collins to John E.  Gibson.  February 23.  Cromer, % interest, Robert' Bergman to W. H.  Norris and James Beckwith.  Lone Pine, all interest, Henry Alles to John  Lind.  ���       February 24.  Tacoma,   lA   interest,   S.   J.  Jenson   to  Mart  Cnrlstenson.  Klondyke, %  interest, Mark Christenson to S.  J. Jenson.  Finds Great Vein of Mica.  . Dr. W. E. Nichols of Huntingdon,  Ind., is back from British Columbia,  where at the head waters of the Peace  river he discovered a great vein of  mica. Dr. Nichols, in 1897, penetrated  1,700 miles into the unexplored north.  He cured the Indians with his medicines, and they in gratitude told him  of gold deposits. He made his way  across mountains, and on the slope of  one ran across this great vein of mica.  The next year he went in again with  a partner, C.W. Norris of Chicago,  and staked off claims. He and Norris  have brought with them five tons of  mica, valued at over $200,000. They  claim they .can produce cubes  of mica four feet square. Heretofore tlie largest sheets have  being measured in inches. The doctor  will claim the prize of ,��25,000. offered  by the British-government-forapfece-  of mica four'feet square. He says his  sheets canQbe used for "glass in locomotives and on battle-ships. The vibrations of the gun firing always shatters glass, and the navies of the world  will want his mica sheets.���Mining  World.  . A TOTAL LOSS.  Big Sawmill Destroyed ty Fire at Rossland.  The Yale-Columbia Lumber company suffered a heavy loss Sunday  night when its big mill at Rossland  was destroyed by fire. To the Rossland Miner J. S. Deschamps the foreman gave the following particulars :  The fire started close to the boilers in  the apparatus for feeding sawdust to  the furnaces. It soon mounted the  buckets of the self-feeder to the roof.  There was a water pump, hose and  nozzles and water tanks for protection  against fires. Wilfrid Latulippe, the  watchman, turned thc steam into the  pump so rapidly that it failed to work.  He was very much excited when-he  found that the pump did not operate,  and went to the whistle and blew it  loudly for help.' Then he aroused two  of the men who were sleeping in the  mill and they escaped just in time to  save their lives. They had nothing on  but their night clothes. By this time  the place got very warm and he could  not do anything with the pump, as the  flames were burning close to it.  Mr. Deschamps, who slept about 100  yards away from the mill, and who was  aroused by the blowing of the whistle  rah to the mill without waiting to fully  dress himself. The entire mill structure by this time was ablaze and nothing could be done in the way of saving  it. There was considerable rough  lumber piled in the yard,    and   Mr.  For Mine fort  WE ARE PREPARED  To f nrnish Pumping Machinery of various types for  all Mining duties. Our long "experience and up to  date plant and methods enable us to warrant our  Pumps unapproached for design, durability, compactness and general serviceable qualities. We would be  pleased to furnish catalogue and estimates. *  Northey Ml'g Co. Torooto, Ont.  CUNLIFF & ABLENT, Agents at Rossland.  MACKAY & WALKEN, Agents at Vancouver.  "WM. SMITH, P. O. Box 146, Agent at Greenwood, B. C.  Deschamps' and the rest of the employes cut away the tramways leading  to these, and in this way prevented the  flame from reaching the lumber. . In  two hours the mill, sheds and contents  were completely destroyed. There was  stored in the sheds about 120,000 feet of  dressed lumber worth about $2,000.  FOR QUEEN AND COUNTRY.  How the News of Canada's Loss Was Received In the House-  Ottawa, Feb. 21.���Today two men  voiced a nation's woe as they stood in  the great court where the people's lawmakers gather to do that which is best  for Canadians. Around them sat their  compeers, men from half a continent,-  who each vividly felt the sorrow that  hung over tne land because a score of  Canada's sons had fallen on the sunburnt veldt, smitten to death by the  bullets of alien foemen, and because  three-score and ten Canadians lie  wounded in the field hospital, with  Canadian surgeons laboring to save  their fellow-countrymen. It was the  greatest of the Canadians who lives  today who manfully tried to curb his  sorrow this aflernoon and to speak unfalteringly the epicede that follows the  death of heroes. Bravely enough Sir  Wilfrid Laurier essayed his task, but  there was a strange unsteadiness and  an inconstant tremor in that voice that  so often rings loud and clear under the  lacunars of the high hung roof of the  Commons chamber.. Aloft.. on  the great tower . the meteor  flag now floated proudly in  the changing breezej        that  was for glorious victory. Anon it  -drooped mournfully and limp; that was  for the men who, after Sunday's fight,  ''came hack on their shields." And in  the faces of the lawmakers on the floor  and the men and women in the galleries there was naught but sorrow  seen. Over against the prime minister  of Canada sat an old man-f-an older  man than any within that chamber's  four walls���arid on his strong old face  there was stamped a sorrow that was  as keen as human face could show.  Across the green'"table thai stands between them these two men, the erect,  lithe, clean-limbed and clean-featured  man of middle"age, and the still sturdy  septuagenarian, whose rounding shoulders and bended head show that time  conquers all, have waged many a battle that live in the nation's history,  but today, over the yawning graues of  bur dead soldiers,"they grasped hands  and sorrowed greatly for that tonight  in many a Canadian home women weep  and strong men pace mutely up and  down in the dark, and, little children,  unknowing, wonder why somebody  who marched away while their shrill  voices joined in the shouts of farewell  will never come back. In that chamber  while' the"hush"^made*~the"-air" hang  heavy, while those quiet, woeful words  from the chief cousnl of the Canadian  people,.. there cannot have been a  mnn who heard them who had  any thought of the hateful  things of earth and the ugliness  that hurt., A handful of the nation  heard the head of the nation' voice ��� the  grief of the whole of the nation, and  there was in no mind aught but sorrow that lay like lead on the brains, of  some men who ordinarily would scorn  to be called sympathetic. Elsewhere  is written what Sir Wilfrid said, but in  the memories of those who heard it  that speech will live forever. Not less  sorrowing was Sir Charles. What  oratory denied the veteran emotion  gave him,, and his grief was impressive.���Toronto Globe.  ..MIDWAY..  *  #  Will be the terminus of the Columbia  & Wesiern Railway  .. .IN THIRTY DAYS. ..  Now is the time to Invest. "^  We have Snaps in Business and Resi-  dental Lots.     Cash or Terms.  Call, Write or Wire   W. B. Rickards & Co.  MIDWAY, B. C.  M^tMfaffifftikc/jfMzfiff,  LOUIS  BLUE,  PRES.. C.-PETER OEItlELLE, VIQE-PRE8.  xJ. poupore.'secketary.  1  LIMITED,  General Office,  Greenwood, B.C.  Telephones :       ;  Columbia No.  Boundary Creek No.  Vernen & Nelson  777'.'No.-26. "��� ���  Our Yards and Mills are  located as follows :  Greenwood, Plioenix, Dead-  wood City, Eholt No. x, Ehol No.  2, Long Lake, Rock Creek, Skylark Camp, ;. Nakusp, Robson,  Ymlr and Rosslaud.  We Are Manufacturers  of-all Kinds of: : :.: :  A.   FISHER,   LOCAL   MANAGER.  x^iB!ti'^J>i^Ci'J^<MW��^  MIDWAY, B.C.  First-Clas�� Accommodation. Best Brands Liquors and Cigars  THOS. McAULAY, Proprietor.  ��  THE BEST BEER IN TOWN IS MADE BY  THE ELKH0RN BREWERY  PORTMAN BROS. & CO,  Proprietors.  ASK FOR  1111  Thc Elkhorn Lager Beer Contains only Bore 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.  QUftotrnf C&00 (|U<jieter Co.  DAYTON, OHIO.  Address all communications to  A. H.cWALLBRlDGE, Sales Agent, Vancouver; B. C  .   Mineral Act 1896,  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  NOTICE.  Mountain   View.    Nightingale,   and   Clipper  Fractional     Mineral,    clams, situate^ lithe Kettle River Mining Division of Yale  District.     Where  located:      In    Skylark  TAkI' notice that we, E. C. Cargill, Free  MU ers' certificate No. B, 281.6 and E. T.  Wickwire, Free Miners' certificate-'No. B,  6025 intend sixty days from date hereof, to apply to the MiiiiiKr Recorder for a certificate of  Improvements, for tlie purpose of obtaining a  crown Grant of the above clams.  And further take notice that action, under  Sect'on 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.  NOTICE.  SYLVESTER K. Mineral Claim, situate in  Greenwood camp, Kettle Riyer Mining division of Yale district. Where located:  Nortli of and adjoining the Cimeron mineral  claim.  TAKE NOTICE that I, A. M. Whiteside,  as agent for L- I. Ostroski, free miner's  certificate No. 18S%A, C. Scott Galloway, free  minor's certificate No. Bun, J- Circu, free  m e.'s certificate No. B6350, P. W. Dillon, free  ne_>'��� certificate No. 18597A, D. Moylan, free  mner's certificate No. B6146, s xty (lavs from  thprlete hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of improvements for the  pnrpooe of obtaining a Crown Grant for the  above mineral claim- N  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvement.  Dated this 15th dav of ^a^A.aim  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that at the first meeting of tULicensUommissioners for the CUy  o&rcen-vood, held a/ler thirty^days front "this  ^^o.Fanfjohnli.Ha.ranof thehoteUicense  of tbe Ottawa Honse      ��RANKffRA<  Greenwood, B. C, January 23.1900.  THE BANK  OF  * Established in 1836.  Incorporated by Royal Charter.  V Paid-up Capital.;......,.:.......$4,866.666  Reserve Fund ............$1,460,000  London Office:  3iClement's Lat'.e, Lombard Street, E, C  ���iti���  ���i*  Court of Directors-: o  J. H. Brodie, John James Carter. Gas pa id  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. Stikemaii, general manager.  J. Elmsley, inspector.  Branches in Canada:  London, Brantford, Hamilton, Toronto,  Moutreal. Ottawa, Kingston, Quebec,'St. John,  N. B., Brandon, Winnipeg, Frcdericton, N. B.,  Halifax, Victoria, Vancouver, Rossland, Kaslo,  Trail, Ashcroft. Dawson City, Klondike, N. W.  T., Greenwood. Atlin and Bennett, B. C  ilGENTS IN THE UNITED  STATES:  Spokane���Traders' National Bank and Old  National Bank. New York���(52 Wall street)  W. Lawson and J. C Welsh, agents. San  Francisco���(12+ Sansome street) H. J. Mc-  Michael and J. R. Ambrose agents.  London Bankers:  The Bank of England and Messrs. Glyn & Co.  Fokeign Agents:  Liverpool���Bank of Liverpool. A stralia���  Union Bank of Australia. New Zealand���Union  Band of Australia, Bank of New Zealand.  India, China and Japan���Chartared Mercantile  Bank of India, London and China, Agra Bank.  West Indies���Colonial Bank. Paris-Mareuard.  Krauss & Co.   Lyons���Credit Lyonnais.  F. T. SHOpT, Manager,  Greeawood   B.  *?  h


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