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 *rv  ^.  r<>  Published Weekly in the Interests of the Boundary Creek Mining District,  Vol.. VIL  GREENWOOD, B.-C, SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 1900  193 No. 27.  ����  Head Office and Works at  Belleville, Ont.  Branch Office and Works at  Trail, B.C.  MINING  MACHINERY  Air  Our  THE  (JUaC (JtlACHINE ���o., Limited,  Manufacturers of  Compressors,  Roc Drills, Hoisting and Stationary Engines, Boilers,,r  Ore Trucks, Ore; Cars, Ore Buckets, etc. j  Agents for Knowles Steam Pump Works,  Shops.at Trail are most complete,  consequently we are in  a position  to handle all i-  kinds of Repairs.   If you are troubled with your Drills freezing-, or wish to !'���  save money buying- repairs, then  USB   OURS. '  ^iaiiUiiiiiiuiuauiuiuiiiuiiuuiiiiiiiuiuuuauuiiiiiiiiiaiaiaiiiiaiiiiiiiaiiiiaiuuiaiiiiuiK  <:&UUUtilUlUltt^^^  7? "    ^5  Ingersoll-Sergeant Rock Drills  >>._y..sy.:oi.w.MW.^'c~rengTy.sKW^^  .FOR  Air Compressors  EQUIPMENT.  Branch Office, Rossland, B. C.  MONTREAL, P. Q.  ammmmmmmmmmmf?��nm^^  9,iV!jeuBX_J'i.iuiPT3��r: m-_H___-.tt__axj____.iqr  Jenckes  MACHINERY STARTED  Big Machinery Plant at the Sunset  Mine.  FINUCANE OPENED THE THROTTLE  A Part  From the City Attended the Ceremonies���Were Guests of Mr. and  Mrs. Henry Johns.  6*. .  ���-      :  Always on  Hand at  HOISTING   PLANTS  Rossland Depot.  BUCKETS,    CARS,  PUMPS,   CHAIN  COMPRESSORS.  ROPE,    SINKING AND STATION     |  BLOCKS,   RAND   DRILLS   AND |  F. R. MENDENHALL. Agent   1  At noon Wednesday the big plant at  the^-Siinset mine in Deadwood camp  was formally started ou its career of  opet-it-'g* up big* ore bodies. No pretty  g-lrl being present to break, the  proverbial bottle of wine, i this  this pleasant duty fell to F. J. Finu-  cane, manager, of the ^Bank of Montreal, who accompanied the interesting  ceremony with an appropriate congratulatory speech.  " A'party went out from the city at the  invitation of Henry Johns, superintendent of the company, to witness the  ceremony. The party included F. J.  Finucane, George R. Naden, H. R.  Kirkpatrick, ' agent fi-r the James  Cooper Manufacturing company, who  built the plant, W. C. Noble of the  Buckhorn mine, Geo. H. Collins of the  Brandon and' Golden Crown, W. T.  Srnith^ Geo. Arthur Rendell and Duncan Ross.  As soon as the mine was reached  Mr. Johns took charge of the party  .and placed the plant in charge of Mr.  Finucane, who immediately .dispensed  with the services of George Fraser,  the chief engineer. The bank manager demonstrated to %he satisfaction  of his'audience that he himself knows  something about engineering. -"He  opened the throttle liko a.veter^ii', the  big, balance -wheel of ^he compressor  'plant began to move skwly and regularly, and was rewarded "by being baptized in Mumm's extra dry. In launching the new plant, Mr. Finucane congratulated not onLy the Montreal-  Boundary Creek Mining company, but  ���a:_f-0:tjie district, on the installation' of  siicfi"a! magnificent piece bf machinery.  It, not only showed the enterprise' of  the company itself and its manager,  -W-jL/.JHogg, but also -was an indication * of confidence in the mineral  wealth of the cainp.  All ithe wine was not sacrificed on  the plant, and after the engineer pro  tern, could with safety leave his post  the ^obmpany drank success to the  Sunset, the Montreal-Boundary Creek  Mining Co., W. I/. Hogg, Mr. Johns,  tyty*W  ty  ty  ��  ty  �� �� Smoke Player's ilauy Cut tobacco -�� ��.   -Cumer,..Beetotij$--��(X   WholesaleHerchants, Shippers iImporters  KOOTBNAY BRANCH, NELSON, B. C.  Liquors,   Cigars,   Dry Goods,   Tobaccos,   Carpets,   China Matting, Boots,  Tents, .Ore Bags.  WRITE   FOR   CATALOGUE.  Victoria, B. C. London, Eng, Vancouver, B, C.  Mr.  'Tarries  ful. A compan)' has been incoroorated  for 5250,000, in 1,000,000 shares of the  par value of 25 cents per share. Of  this number 250,000 shares have been  set aside for treasury purposes. The  company was formed to acquire the  Lone Star claim, adjoining the Review  mine, on Percy mountain, in the Myers  Creek camp. The officers and directors  elected were: President, J. Fitzpatrick;  vice-president, Colonel Fritter; secretary, Patrick Shine; treasurer, Thomas  McDonnell, and H. P. Nadeau .md  J. W. Stewart, directors.  " I learned whiLe iti Spokane that the  effort to reorganize the Wisconsin  Mines, limited on an assessable basis  had proven a failure, as several eastern  Canadian shareholders had raised objections, The company,, however, is  arranging for the disposal of $7,000 of  treasury slock to a New York paT ty.  I am given to understand that this  deal is a certainty and that the payments will be arranged for monthly.  "While in Spokane I met many  Greenwood citizens, who like myself  were down there on business. I want  to say one thing, and that is that  Greenwood itself is becoming,,,better  known'than ever before in her history.  I ascribe this to the many articles  sent to such papers as the Spokesman-  Review, Post-Intelligencer and Anaconda Standard, telling of the great  possibilities of investment in the gold-  copper mines of the Boundary district.  People have at last come to a realization that this country is to come more  rapidly than ever to the front. Everyone down there was anxious to learn  something of the many camps surrounding this city, and I know that  the Greenwood people who were in  Spokane gave the city and district a  worthy representation."  ...NELSON.  Employment - Agency.  Help of all kinds furnished.  J, H. LOVE, : : Nelson, B. ���  o  &Co.^  Contractors  # Builders  House Moving a  opecialty.  THE BEST BEER. IN TOWN IS MADE BY  ���FOR SALE���  WOOD  The undersigned has good dry pine wood  for sale. Leave orders at F razee's Grocery-  corner Deadwood and Copper Streets.  FRITZ   HAUSSENER.  PORTMAN BROS. & CO.,  Proprietors.  ASK FOR  t tt  The Elkhorn Lager Beer Contains only Pure Malt Hops, Try-  It! It is kept on Draught or in Bottles by all the leading Hotels  Fraser, the Bank of' Montreal, the  Cooper Manufacturing company, and each of those present. The,  compressor, hoist, gallows frame,  cage and other parts of the machinery  and mine shaft were examined by the  visitors, who were impressed by the  systematic preparations that are being  made to work the property on an extensive scale.  An invitation from Mrs. Johns  brought the company to the superintendent's pretty residence. The visitors were in grave danger while here.  The~ride"from-the-city- had whetted  their appetites and everything was so  good that the poor newspaper man had  some difficulty in restraining the rest  of the company. The health of the  host and hostess was duly drunk. The  mine was left after the visitors had  voted that the outing -was one of the  most enjoyable that they had had for a  long time.  The Buckhorn mine was also visited,  and the good work of the trim little  plant there admired. The only incident on the way home was that  "Pinto," ridden by W. T. Smith, became unmanageable. Mr. Smith desires to acknowledge the valuable assistance rendered by. Messrs. Finucane  and Rendell in controlling his spirited  steed.    ���   HE WAS SUCCESSFUL-  Thomas McDonnell Returns Home After a Visit  to Spokane.  Thomas McDonnell, of the mining  brokerage firm of McEntire. McDonnell & Co., returned home Thursday  after a two weeks' visit to Spokane.  Speaking of conditions as he found  them in the Falls City, he told a Times  man the following this morning: "The  mining brokerage business has been  quiet for some weeks past, but brokers  were''looking forward to a season of  prosperity, especially when the war in  South Africa had been brought to a  successful termination. It cannot be  denied that much of the trading in the  leading stocks on both sides of the line  is done with Eastern Canadian investors, and during these times, when  money has become scarce, this business has temporarily ceased.  .  "One of the principal objects of my  visit was in connection with the organization of the Lone Star Gold Mining  company.    In this I -was quite success-  AH THERE ALL RIGHT.  v,  '���   A  Fine   Body   of   Copper   Ore   Has   Been  Developed.  J. C. Robertson, secretary of the  recently formed McRae Copper Mines,  1/itnited, of Greenwood, is in the city  on his way to Spokane and Portland,  says the Rosnland Miner. At Spokane  he will meet the president of the company, George Leyson, and.together  they will go to Portland for the purpose of closing up a large deal for the  stock of the company. Mr. Robertson  in speaking of the property last night,  said : " The company was formed for  the purpose of acquiring the Ah  There and Sydney M. Johnson claims,  in Deadwood camp, about two miles  from Greenwood.  On the Ah Thereupon which development is now being carried on, we have  one of the typical ore bodies of the  Boundary district. It would be im-*  vppssible for me to say at the present  stage of the development just ho*w  wide the ore body is. Previous to the  formation of the company the claim  was developed by hand power, but  since then we have installed, a steam  hoist, and are now in a position to develop at depth. A double-compartment  shaft has been sunk to a depth of 90  feet. At the 50-foot level we crosscut  in one direction into the hill on the ore  for a distance of 50 feet. Fven at this  small depth the -values���were-most en-_  couraging, and it is noticeable when  depth is attained in sinking that copper Values gradually increase. It is  the intention of the management to  continue the shaft down to the 150-foot  level before any further crosscutting  will be attempted. Without a doubt  the ore showing is one of the most remarkable in Dead-wood camp. The  ore is similar in many respects to that  in the Mother Tooele."  POLITICAL POINTERS.  F. J. Fulton of Kamloops has been  selected by the Conservatives to contest North Yale.   ���  Hon. Smith Curtis, minister of mines,  is in Rossland inquiring into the  operations of the eight-hour law. He  will probably visit Greenwood before  returning to the Coast.  At a wrist-turning match at the  Ottawa this week, W. E. Morand won  the purse offered and a side bet.  A Fiendish Attack.  An attack was lately made on C. F.  Collier of Cherokee, lown, tnat nearly  proved fatal. It came through his  kidneys. His back got so lame he  could not stoop without great pain, nor  sit in a chair except propped by cushions. No remedy helped him entil he  tried Electric Bitters which effected  such a wonderfulchangethat he writes  he feels like a new man. This marvelous medicine cures backache and  kidney trouble, purines the blood and  builds up your health. Only 5<"*c at  Miller's drug store.  CARPENTERS UNION.  Carpenters Union will meet in tlie Uiiioi: hall  over Hendericksoii Mercantile Co.'s stors- .-vcy  Thursday c-veniujr. THE GREENWOOD WEEKLY TIMES.  Weekly- times*  PUBLISHED BY  The Greenwood Times Printing and Publishing  Company, Limited.  Duncan Ross _ Editor.   4 ^ ���  SATURDAY, MARCH 17, WOO  FREIGHT RATES.  Several newspapers have been indulging in strong criticism regarding  the new freight tariff for the Boundary country. The criticism has generally been directed not against any  anomalies in the tariff itself, but  against the grinding tyranny of a  soulless corporation that is endeavoring to crush the business men of the  country by excessive charges. Roasting a big corporation is a pleasant occupation, but criticism of  freight rates to be effective must  contain more than general statements.  Business men generally do not quarrel  so much with high rates as they do  with discriminative rates. They are  prepared to pay reasonable rates so  long as their competitors in business  are paying similar rates. It is difficult  to say just -when rates .are excessive,  and the Times is not prepared to assert that the Canadian Pacific railway  is not charging on the C. & W. a rate  that gives the -company more than  reasonable profit, but a careful study  of the tariff does not point out'any discrimination so far as the towns in  Boundary are concerned. Under the  old construction tariff the rate on first-  class goods from Nelson to Grand  Forks was $1.25 per 100 pounds. The  new rate is 80 cents; or a reduction of  45 cents. The old rates from Nelson  to Greenwood was $1.41 on first-class  goods, and the new rate is 90 cents, or  a reduction of 51 cents. The old rate  between Robson and Grand Forks on  .first-class goods was 86 cents, the new  is 66 cents, or a reduction of 20 cents.  From Robson to Greenwood the old  rate on first-class goods; was $1.02,  the new is 76 or a reduction of 26 cents.  First-class goods include boots and  shoes, stationery, liquors and dry  goods. Passing into fifth class goods,  which include carload lots of canned  goods and groceries, the old rate between Nelson and Grand Forks was 58  cents, the new rate is ,38 cents, a reduction of 20 cents. Between Nelson  and Greenwood the old rate was 66,  the new is 40, a reduction, of 26 cents.  Between Robson and Grand Forks the  old rate was 40 cents, the new is 30, a  reduction of 10 cents. Between Robson and Greenwood the old is 48, the  new is 34, a'reduction of 14 cents. "On  all other lines similar reductions have  been made. The through rate to Robson is the same as the through rate to  Nelson. Regarding the passenger  rate, that charged is 5 cents a mile, the  same is charged on ;ill mountain lines.  As we have already stated, we do  not know whether these rates are excessive or not; that can only be determined by. a .comparison with those  charged by other lines in similar territory,' and we have no figures at our  disposal.   They do not appear to dis-  -criminate-against any^ particular _point.  We are not rushing to the defense of  the C. P. R. "We are still of the opinion  that it is a business institution and  entitled to no special protection from  the parliament of this country. There  is no good reason why a charter to a  competitive line should not be granted,  but public opinion cannot be changed  by a general denunciation against a  railway company without any particulars regarding the grounds of complaint. The cause of those seeking a  charter for a competitive line cannot  be .successful if its advocacy depends  entirely on denunciation of the C. P. R.  The Canadian Pacific Railway company has a knack pf answering attacks made against itself. It would  be much better to'fight for competitive  railways because competition is desirable and not because the C. P. R. is an  awful monster.  BRIGHT   PROSPECTS.  the money market. The war has had  a tendency 1o unfavorably affect the  money market, but the prospect of  labor troubles is chiefly responsible for  the fact that no capital is being invested in the development of new  properties. This deterrent to prosperity is sure to be aggravated unless  political affairs are placed on a more  solid basis. Capital is chary about  investing in a country without stable  government, or where the existence of  a government is dependent on the  caprices of a self-constituted satrap.  With sound government, and labor  troubles settled, capital would , again  be found coming into the district.  Under the circumstances it is indeed  fortunate that in past years mineral  mines in Boundary were developed to  such an extent that they are now in a  position to produce wealth. The most  skeptical must be convinced that there  is no longer any doubt regarding the  permanency of the Boundary mines.  In the past a few were heard to suggest that although the ore bodies were  large tliey were too low grade to work  profitably. The shipments from the  B. C. mine, the Winnipeg and other  mines in the district do not confirm  this view. With favorable conditions  regarding transportation and treatment all the mines that are being developed can be worked at a profit  During the summer there is sure'to De  a considerable list of shipping ruin, s  These will give employment to a larc-e  number of men, and consequently tie  prospects for a busy summer a  bright.  The outlook for Greenwood and  Boundary during the coming summer  is the very brightest. Disturbed political conditions will have a tendency to  keep capital from engaging in new  enterprises, but there are sufficient  mines ready to maintain a steady output, so that a busy summer is assured.  Up to this year the prosperity of the  district very largely depended upon  the capital expended in bonding properties and developing the same. This  source of revenue has been temporarily  cut off, not because all the good properties in Boundary have already been  purchased, but rather because of a  combination of circumstances that  have frightened capital and tightened  EFFECTIVE MEASURES WANTED  re  he should be ready to support a fair  redistribution bill and that he was  willing to lend his vote and influence  in order that it might become law;  neither were they surprised to find that  the same Joe Martin could disregard a  written agreement, could sacrifice  those sections of the province^ that  were crying out for fair representation  and could stultify himself in order that  he might have an opportunity to smash  the government.' Political principles  advocated by Joe Martin count for  nothing-;-.they-may-be sound; they may  be in the "best interests of-the country;  but one has no security that the champion of these principles will not go off  on a tangent and trample under foot  the very principles which he advocated. Joe Martin, as a leader, is an  impossibility. He is dangerous and  treacherous. With him in power there  is absolutely no security. He may do  right, but he always had and probably  always will have a peculiar penchant  for doing what is wrong.  The people of Boundary have a  striking example-of how dangerous it  is to give Joe Martin power. They  waited long for justice in the matter of  representation, and; when this was  likely to be secured, Martin although in  favor of the measure, although bound  by an agreement over his own signature, could not resist the temptation to  gratify his enmity against the government, and consequently Boundiiry  must wait for representation.  Without becoming alarmists, we take  this opportunity again of urging uppn  the Provincial government the necessity of making the Provincial Board  of Health effective by supplying it  with money to strictly and without  fear or favor carry out the sanitary  regulations which the smallpox experience of Victoria and Vancouver a'  few years ago showed to be of such  absolute necessity. We reflect on no  one, nor do we censure any one, for  the present condition of affairs, but  we cannot help thinking that if in the  emergency which has arisen, the board  had at its head Dr. J. C. Davie j of  Victoria, its former president, a different state of affairs would exist. It is  true that Dr. Davie was stern and uncompromising; that he refused to in  any way modify the rules to suit what  appeared to be the rational requirements of the occasion, but it is equally  true that when he was at the helm  neither friend nor foe was permitted  to violate the regulations' with impunity. It is not unnatural that as. a  result of his sternness Dr. Davie was  unpopular in his capacity as chairman  of the Provincial Board of Health.  But what is wanted in an emergency  is not the popular man. We want  Bullers and Kitcheners.  Smallpox is spreading throughout  the Kootenay district. It is, perhaps,  no particular person's fault. With a  Strict quarantine properly enforced,  smallpox could not spread. Therefore  somebody or something is to blame.  The dread bubonic plague has reached  the Pacific Coast. There are a num-  _ber_of ca_s_es amongst the Japs at the  American quarantine station near Port  Townsend, and it is said there have  been two doubtful cases at the Canadian quarantine station. Is this  terrible disease also to be allowed to  spread throughout the Province? We  are very much afraid.that the unfortunate political crisis is attracting so  much attention that health matters are  neglected.' It should not be so. Let  us hope that some more rigorous system will be adopted, and if it is not  now too late, that such active steps  will be taken as will inspire a fresh  confidence in the Provincial Board of  Health. This is one of the purposes  for which money can be properly appropriated by the lieutenant-governor,  and his honor has the precedent set by  Governor Dcwdney in 1892, so that  there could be no criticism of his action  if he passed a special warrant for  health purposes. The emergency justifies such a step.  TRICKY   POLITICIAN.  Mr. Kellie's expose of Joe Martin's  perfidy in violating a written agreement made between members of the  legislature only confirms people in  their belief that Martin is too dangerous a man to remain in control of the  administration of provincial affairs.  To attain his personal objects and  satisfy his * vengeance, he will disregard the ethics of an honorable political life. It is characteristic of this remarkable man that he can be the  stalwart champion of sound political  views and the a sacrifice everything to  prejudice and ambition. Those knowing Joe Martin were not surprised that  AN IMMEDIATE DISSOLUTION.  ��� Ex-Speaker D. W. Higgins, in an  open letter to the governor, points- out  the difficulties that will result unless  there is aii immediate dissolution of  the present Legislature and an appeal  to the people. ��� The Courts of Revision  will not sit until the 7th of May, and  with the utmost expedition the new  rolls and the proclamation cannot  reach tne returning officers until the  20th of May. Ten da>s must elapse  between the posting of the proclamation and nomination day. and if  there-be a contest 14 days more must  elapse before election day. This would  bring the date to the 12th of June, and  the writs would uot be returnable  before July 1st, and the house could  riot meet for the despatch of business  until the last week in July. If it be  correct, as is assumed, that the house  cannot be legally convened before the  Cassiar writs are returned'; the house  could not be called before the 1st of  September, and in the ordinary course  of business another month must elapse  before supply could - be ' voted. All  present appropriations expire on the  30th of June, after which date there is  no money available for even the ordinary purposes of the government, paying -salaries and the like, unless the  governor sanction payment by warrant,  which is altogether unlikely, In other  words, this means that there will not  be a dollar available for provincial  public works this year. The situation  is a serious one. With a governor who  had any appreciation of his position,  there is not the slightest question as to  what would be done. The house would  be dissolved at once and the election*-  brought on. But with the present  Governor in the saddle it is impossible  to make any sort of a prediction, ex-  cepirthatitis - morally- certain-he -will  do anything and everything that he  ought not to-do and nothing,that he  should.  MUNICIPAL IMPROVEMENTS.  The report of the city engineer, published in another column, gives a very  business-like outline of the necessary  improvements during the year.  Whether those improvements will be  carried on along the lines suggested  by the city engineer is a matter for  grave doubt. In past times city engineers were asked to prepare similar  reports for the guidance of the council,  but before the improvements were  even begun, the members of the council found out that they knew more than  the city engineer and ordered the work  done according to their own views.  It is possible that bitter experience can  teach even a municipal father and that  there will be a change this year. It is  safe to say that if the city engineer  had been left alone last year  heavy damage suits would not now be  staring the ratepayers. It is good  policy in dealing with a professional  man to engage one in whom confidence  can be placed and then leave him  alone.  It is recorded that a young Toronto  drug clerk serving with the first Canadian contingent was asked by a Boer  whom hs was about to bayonet, "Have  you no mercy?" and that he from  sheer force of habit replied: "No,  but I have here something just as  good." And that thereupon he pro-:  ceeded to give it 'to the Boer where Jjit  would do him the most good.  THE SIMILKAMEEN.  J. NBAI...  J. WATT  GEO. AI/DOUS.  ���J. C. BUDD  ALDOUS & BUDD  lv.vi   s   �� e  ��  Keremeos is the Center of the  Similkameen Mining Belt,  First -Class Accommodation.  EVERYTHING NEW  AND UP-TO-DATE.  Rates Reasonable  C. E. TH0AUS  v_.au  PRINCETON, B. C.  P..I Oilice.  Conveyancing done. Information on  Mining Properties furnished at reasonable rates.  PRINCETON, B, C.  IS iHulMd  BUTCHERS  Hauling" and Packing  To Mining Camps���  A Specialty , . .;  Best Accommodation.  -rttr*.'  Horseshoeing and .  General Blaclcsmithing.  Princeton, B, G  Pf  Special   Attention   Given,   to    the  Supply of  Mining Camps.  iff &&�����***.a  All Roads Lead from the  To >> * <>  Copper Mountain,  Twenty Mile,   Granite-Greek*   Rocne River,  Tulameen,  Big Soo and  Nicola,  Rates Reasonable.  H0! FOR THE  SimilUameeii*  Stage now running from  Fairview to  Keremeos..  Leaves Fairview on Mondays  at 8 a. m., returning leaves  Keremeos on Tuesdays at 8 a.m.  Ul. Bine, manager,  Fairview and Keremeos  f  FULL, STOCK OF . . . .  GENERAL.". .  MERCHANDISE  Jit Keremeos*  Harness and Saddlery  jit Fairview.  Fairview Drug And Book Store.  �� JOHN LOVE & CO.  Druggists and Stationers  v*'_       0'_        0'4  ''??        *��.'*       lit  FAIRVIEW aud CAMP McKIJ.NET.  _��'_    _��.'_    a'_  -7l,~        'It?        -HP  A   full  line   of    Drugs,    Stationery  ��� Druggists Sundries.  Prescriptions   Carefully Compounded  John H. Jackson, So*ce Proprietor.  PRINCETON, B.C.  Mill WM ON ONE-MILE GREEK  Martin, Harris & Go.  E. E. HARDWICK, BUSINESS MGR.  PRINCETON, B, G, *-/  /I  THE) GREENWOOD WEEKLY TIMES.  BROKEN. AGREEMENT  i  J.M. Kellie, M.-P.P., Tells How Redistribution Was Defeated.  JOSEPH   MARTIN   IS   RESPONSIBLE  Broke an Agreement by Which the Measure  Could Be Carrie! in the  House.  (  J. M. Kellie,'M, P. P.,'has given out  the following letter for publication.  It shows how the redistribution bill  ���was defeated. It will prove interesting  reading to the people of Boundary, as  . the defeated measure gave a member  to this district:  Tome Ei>ifOR: .Owing to the political wobbling of a government supporter (elected as such), and his actions  in voting several times against the  adjournment of the house when proposed by the leader of the government,  I came to the conclusion, a considera-  ' ble length of time prior to the defeat  of the administration, that a crisis was  approaching, and a new election was  practically in sight. In fact, I believe  the 19th day of February was expected  to witness the end. A few days prior  to the aforesaid date I approached  Joseph Martin and proposed to form a  coalition for the purpose of passing a  redistribution bill. There was considerable parleying, but on Monday morning, the 19th, we reached an agreement (including Mr. Kidd, of Richmond), which practically ensured its  passage. Providing such agreement  had been made with an ordinary man,  and also provided no change was made  in the Nanaimo seats. The bill laid  . before the house by message from his  honor contained changes in the Nana-  ��� imo seats. When "the ��� second agreement was reached between Joseph  Martin and myself on Wednesday  morning, it was stipulated that if the  Alexandra mine was left iii South  Nanaimo Mr. Martin would support  the bill. Mr. Martin promised to support the bill into committee of the  whole, the only and'first stage in which  -t a bill can be altered. This he did not  do, thus violating a solemn written  compact My reason for entering into  the aforesaid agreement was to secure  something like an equitable measure  of representation for the great district  of Kootenay, whose great revenue pro-  ' ducing power provides one-third of  ordinary provincial revenue, and also  contains aboutone-third of the population of the province. I may say that  the agreement will speak for itself, and  leave the public to judge as to its purport. It is ��� unnecessary for me to  further comment on the subject or to  point out that I have no sympathy with  Mr. Martin's political' aspirations.  Realizing an election could not be  avoided at an early date, I. thought to  secure the passage of a bill that when  an appeal to the people was made and  a new legislature convened it would  be representative of all sections of the  province which had not been the case  in the last legislature.  Memo, of Agreement made this 19th  day of February, A. D. WOO, between Joseph Martin, of the first  part, and J. M. Kellie and Thomas  Kidd, of the sec6nd part, witnesseth  as follows:  1st. The said Martin agrees to support in the house the government bill  for redistribution, provided that no  change be made in the three Nanaimo  seats.   If   the bill contains  any such   change. and_tl_e_same_Jbe_not_-struck_out.  in committee, said Martin to be at  liberty to oppose bill, thus cancelling  this agreement. . The said Martin also  agrees to let his redistribution motion  of want of confidence to stand until  said bill is through, and also to vote  against any other vote of want of confidence until said bill is through.  The said Kellie and Kidd to urge on  said redistribution bill, and after the  same passed the, third reading to get  the government, if possible, to have it  assented to along witlr any other bills  agreed upon as hereinafter mentioned.  In case the government refuse to have  said bill so assented to'theirthe said  Kellie and Kidd will vote fir a resolution as follows :   ' .  "That  in   the opinion of this house  "tlie redistribution bill should be immediately assented to, so as to allow of a  general election being held under it."  The following bills should be allowed  to pass the third reading and be assented to, in addition to the redistribution bill:  1. Liquor License Act.  2. Supreme Court Act.  3. Sandon Relief Bill.  4. Lulu IslandJRaiiway Bill.  5. Vancouver and Westminster Railway Company Bill.  6. Railway Assessment Bill, and such  others as may be agreed upon.  No supply to be allowed to go through,  except if the government are willing  to accept a lump sum (amount, to be  agreed upon) for ordinary repair of  roads and such supplementary appropriations as may be agreed upon by  the parties hereto.  The parties hereto agree to endeavor  to have a clause passed for a revision  of the voters! list eai lier than the law  now provides.  After said redistribution is assented  to, the government to be allowed to  ask for a dissolution or resign, and if  they refuse to take either of said steps,  then Kellie and Kidd will vote for the  following resolution:  " T.hat in the opinion of this house  there should be an appeal to the people,  and   no   further   business   should   be  transacted by this house."  '   (Signed) JoSHPH Martin.  J. M. K-kllie.. ���  Thomas Kidd-  . The bill, after being introduced,con  tained changes in the Namaimo seats,  when another agreement was reached  between Joseph Martin and J. M. Kellie on 21st February, some days after  the bill was brought down by message,  and a letter signed by Joseph Martin,  viz:,  "I hereby agree to support the redistribution as introduced, provided as to  Nanaimo. seats that the Extention  mine be left in South Nanaimo. This  is in pursuance of my agreement with  Mr. Kellie and Mr. Kidd.���  "Signed, Joseph Martin."  It will be observed that Mr. Martin  agreed to support the redistribution  bill provided that the lExlension mine  be left in South'Nanaimo, When the  second agreement was signed Mr.  Martin had seen the r-ill, which took  Extension mine from South Nanaimo  and put it in North Nanaimo. The  bill could only be amended in committee of the whole and under the agreement all parties were bound to supoort  the bill to that stage. Mr. Martin assisted in 'killing the bill before it  reached committee, where it could be  amended as he desired, thus violating  the letter as well as the spirit of the  agreement. J. M. Kellie.  Victoria, March 7.  |  LATEST NEWS OF THE MIKES. %  * $<  i  The- Sunset plant is giving every  satisfaction, and rapid progress is being made in enlarging the working  shaft.  The meeting,*pf the Montana View-  Gold Mining Company, which was  to have been held at Eholt last night,  was adjourned in consequence of the  late arrival of the train. As soon as  the. meeting .is held, a contract for  work on the property will be let.  John Mack of Spokane, who is  heavily interested in the Winnipeg,  Athelstan, Butcher Boy and other  Boundary properties, has been in the  city for a few days.* He secured a  hoist for the Athelstan and started  work on that property today. It is  situated near the Winnipeg in Wellington camp, and has .-.lready been developed to a considerable extent.  An extraordinary special meeting of  the shareholders in the King Miniug  company will ��� be held on Thursday,  AprilS, for the purpose of authorizing  a loan of $15,000 and another meeting  will be held on April 23 to con-firm the  resolutions adopted at -the first meeting. The proposed loan is for the purpose of buying a compressor of five or  seven drills for the Oro Den oro mine.  Development- has now progressed so  far that the mine is a proved success  and machinery is needed to carry forward the work speedily and economically.  The B. C. Copper company, who are  the owners of the Mother Lode mine  in Deadwood camp, Greenwood, and  the development of which property has  been so great that it req-.ured the iti-  stallalltion,of a larger plant for hand-  ling their immense ore bodies, have  just signed a contract in New York  with the James Cooper Manufacturing  company of Montreal, for a complete  Ingersoll-Sergeant equipment, consisting of a Cross, compound steam,  compound air, Corliss air compressor,  the high and low pressure steam  cyliuders, being 22-inch and 40-inch  diameter respectively, the air cylinders  to be of the piston inlet type, high and  low pressure, 19^ inch and Z1%, inch  diameter respectively, and 48-inch  stroke, the machine to have a capacity  of 40 drills. T!he boilers consists of  two of the horizontal return tubular  type, each 100 horse power for 125  pounds pressure; also sufficient Ingersoll-Sergeant drills, with all necessary mountings aud fittings. This is  the largest plant that has yet gone into  the Boundary country, and in point of  size is second to none now in operation  in Canada. A great deal of interest  has been centered in the placing of  this order owing to the keen competition of a large number of Canadian  anci American engineering firms, and  the various reports that have been circulated from time to time as to who  had been successful in securing this  large order.���Rossland Miner.  H. R. Kirkpatrick, agent for the  James Cooper Manufacturing company, Montreal, came in from Rossland on yesterday's train and confirms  the above report. i  ENGINEERS REPORT  The  City  Engineer Outlines  Work  for the Year.  IMPROVEMENTS     MOST     NEEDED  H* Fooled the Surgeons.  All doctors told Renick Hamilton of  West Jefferson, O., after suffering 18  months from Rectal Fistula, he would  die nnless a costly operation was performed; but he cured himself with  Bucklen's Arnica Salve, the best in the  world. Surest Pile cure on earth.  25c a box at Miller's drug store,  Sidewalks, Street Grades, Twin Creek Plume.  The Capacity of Lind Creek���Cost of  Septic Tank System.  The following is the report submitted by-City Engineer Alston at the  last council meeting:  Greenwood, B. C., March 12.  The Mayor and Corporation op  the City oi? Greenwood���Gentlemen:  There' are several matters that I desire  to bring before your notice for consideration as follows:  TWIN CRE"��K FLUME.  I have today received notice from  Mr. Robert Wood that a leak has occurred in the flume, and that the water  is flooding the basement of his block  at the corner of Government street and  Greenwood street. I have examined  into the matter and think it would be  wise to take up the cover of the flume  at this point in order to investigate the  cause of leakage and make what repairs are necessary. Very probably a  double bottom to the flume at the place  where the leakage occurs will be sufficient.  STREETS.  In seveial places in town the flood  water is prevented from passing-away,  owing to the fact that the gutters underneath the wooden crossings have  become choked with mud and ice.  Now that the snow is melting, I think  the time has come to clean out the gutters. In connection with this a gutter  should be cnt from the Sperry com-  panj-'s store southwards awoss Dundee  street in order to drain the water lying  at the corner. I have written to the  Greenwood Electric company asking  them to remove 'the little heaps of  earth left after digging the holes for  their cable posts; owing to the hardness of the ground this could not easily  be attended to during the winter.  IMPROVEMENTS.  Should it be decided to make street  improvements during the coming  spring, and summer, I should -like to  make a few suggestions in addition to  those, made in,a recent-report.  SIDEWALKS.  Sidewalks might .be laid in the following streets:  1. Government street, east side, from  Greenwood street to Deadwood street.  2. Government street, east side, from  Providence street northwards to Klon-  dyke street, on Campbell street (a narrow two-plank sidewalk would be  sufficient to begin with).  3. Gold street and Garland street,  from Mowat street to Anaconda.  4. Kimberley avenue, left unfinished  last autumn. '  5. Copper and Louisa streets, from  Deadwood street to the station.  These seem to me to be the greatest  requirements in the matter of sidewalks, but I might suggest the adoption of the principle of laying temporary two-plank sidewalks in streets  other than main central streets; they  would be comparatively cheap, and  could readily be taken up at any time,  and the materials used again for full-  sized pavement.  Crossings might be put in at various  points to be decided on.  STREET  GRADING.  ���The most important streetsrequiring-  attention seem to me to be as follows:  1. Gold street, from Deadwood street  to Washington.  2. Garland street.  3. Government street, from Providence street northward to Elkhorn.  UND CREEK.  I measured the capacity of this creek  on the 8th instant. Owing to melting  snow the creek was- much higher than*  I expected to find it; however, I gauged  the stream carefully and found it delivering 120 cubic feet per minute,  equal to 80 miner's inches. Even  making a very liberal allowance indeed for flooding, the creek will be  sufficient for the needs of a larger  place than Greenwood, as will be seen  from the following table:  Ono miner's inch will supply���  448 inhabitants 30 gallons each per day  336 inhabitants 40 gallons each per day  268 inhabitants 50 gallons each per day  224 inhabitants 60 gallons each per day  I am told that Lind creek never falls  below 20 miner's inches, which would  be sufficient for the supply of 60 gallons per head per day for 4480 people,  or 20 gallons per head per day for  8960 people.  SEWERAGE.  In supplement to my remarks on the  subject a week ago, I omitted to give  the cost of an installation of tanks and  filters on the septic tank principle. It  would be as follows :  For a single installation on the basis  of a population of 5000 people, three  tanks would be required and eight  filters, occupying less than an acre of  space. The whole installation (exclusive of the cost of land) would not  be mor<* "ian $25,000.  . I have the honor to be, gentlemen,  your obedient servant,  Charles F. Alston-,  City Engineer,  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 Company's mains, . tlie 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  Underwriters. Prices and  any further particulars can  be obtained at the office of  the Company located on  Deadwood street7  Greenwood Electric Co.  Greenwood, *B. C.  Mineral Act, 189,6.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  NOTICE.-].  "  Mountain   View.    Nightlngale7 aud.'���*��� Clipper  Fractional    Mineral     claims,'; situate    in  . the Kettle River Mining Division of Yale  'District.    Where  located:      In   Skylark  carap. ���'���, i ���,'  TAKE notice tliat we, E. C. Cargill, 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  I-ttprovenuents, 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.  NOTICE.' ���  SYLVESTER K. Mineral Claim, situate in  Greenwood camp, Kettle Riycr Mining-division of Yale district. Where' located:  North of and adjoining theCimeron mineral  claim.  TAKE NOTICE that I,-A. M. Whiteside,  ��� as agent for X,. I. Ostroski, free miner's  certificate No. 18596A, C. Scott Galloway; free  miner's certificate No. B7777, J. Circu, ��� free  miner's certificate No. B6350, P. W. Dillon, free  miner's certificate No. 18597A, D.Moylan, free  miner's certificate No. B6146, sixty dajrs from  the dBte hereof, to applj- 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' the issuance of such Certificate of Improvement.  ��� Dated this 15th day of January, A. D. 1909.  A. M. WHITESIDE.  ���'������.      MINERAL ACT, 18967  Certificate of Improvement-  ;.' notice. 7   ���  HONALULU mineral claim, ..situate   in   the  ���" KettleRiver Mining Division of-Yale Dis.  trict.   Where located :^n-Clipper camp.  npAKE . NOTICE   that  I,VC. M.. Shaw as  _L     agent for James  R.'-ft.cMackson, Free  Miner's Certificate No. B13556 and William H.  McMackson, Free Miners Certificate No. B13593  Mitend; sixty days from date hereof, to apply to'  the MiningRecorder 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 the 20th day of November, 1899.  192 C M. SHAW.  " : MINERAL ACT; 1896. "-.  Certificate  of  Improvements.  NOTICE.  -y��v!  TEXAS mineral claim, situate In the Kettle  River Mining Division of- Vale District.  : Where located: Providencecainp.  'TpAKE NOTICE that /I, Charles Noble  . J_ Collins, Free /.Miner's. Certificate Nd.  19729a, 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 claim...;  And further take notice that-action under  Section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 26th day of February, 1900.  192' CHARLES NOBLE COLLINS.  ���JVTOTICE is hereby given that application  JL aL will be . made to the-;; Parliament of:  Canada at its next -'sefcsiojju 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 lin^at or near  Carsonmcity, where^Kettle^riverrintersectsthe-  said international boundary line; tb.et.ee by the  best available route in a generaiu^riprtherly direction in jhe vicinity of Fourth* of July creek  to a point at or near the juuctiot-'of the East  and West Forks of the said creek;'taence in a  general westerly course to the^Phpeiiix Mining  camp; wit., 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 polrft and Grand'-Forks.or easterly thereof; with power also to constrnct  maintain and operate brauch'lihes 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 tlie said railway and for other purposes; with power also  to construct, 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 tlieir products and to render the  same merchantable and (It 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,  construct, maintain, own and use wharves,  piers, docks and lauding 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, 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 acquire, take  on lease or agreement, or by grant, and to  make traffic arrangements with any railway,  steamboat and other companies for running  powers-iover any railways, tramways, wate-  ways, 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 rightsand 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,  Mineral Act, 1896.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  NOTICE.  War Eagle Mineral claim'situate in the Kettle  Ri.er Mining  Division of Yale   District.  Where Located :     In Camp McKinney.  TAKE NOTICE that I, John P. McLeod,  Free Miner's Certificate No. B6356, as  agent for William Yunkin, Free  Miner's Certificate No. B5571,  intend sixty days from the date hereof,  to applj' 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 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 ofTnt-  provements, for thc 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.  MINERAL  ACT,   1896.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  "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. B6356 as ageut  for James Copeland.Free Miner's Certificate No  B5S67, 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. B6356, as  agent for Duncan A. Cameron, Free Miner's  Certificate No. bS_55, 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, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 28th dav of February, 1900.  " J. P. McLEOD.  Mineral Act, 18967  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  '-���'���"*:���������: ,... NOTICE.  ST. LAWRENCE.Mineral Claim, situate in  the Kettle River Mining Division of Yale  District.    Where   located:   Iii   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 theMiningRecorder  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,  a Dated this 10th day of February. AY 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. t  TAKE NOTICE that I, George Riter Free  Miner'sCertificate No. B658S, intend, sixty  days from the date hereof, to apply to the  Mining Recorder for a Certificate or 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 11th day of January, 1900.  GEORGE RITER.  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  Boundarj* Falls.  TAKE NOTICE that I, George Cook, Free  Miner's Certificate No. D6519, 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 Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of  the above claim.  Aud   further  take  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  NOTIC .  QUEEN OF SHEBA Mineral claim, situated  in the Kettle River Mining Division of Yale  District. Where located : Deadwood  camp.  TAKE NOTICE that I, George Andiews,  Free Miner's Certificate No. b 7726 for  myself 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 issuance of such Certificate nf Improvements.  , Dated this 3rd dav of January, 1900.  GEORGE ANDREWS.     MINERAL ACT, 1900.  Certificate  of  Improvement.  NOTICE  '���JOLIETTE FRACTIONAL" Mineral Cla.m  situate in the Kettle River Mining Division of  Yale District. Where located : Deadwood  Camp.  TAKE NOTICE that I, John P. McLeod,  Free Minprjs Certificate No. B6356. as  agent for John ti. Desrosiers, Free Miner's  Certificate No. LG043. 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 3rd day of March, 1900.  J. P, McLEOD, THE GREENWOOD WEEKLY TIMES.  WILL BE A BIG PLANT  The Mother Lode Aline is to Be Well  Equipped.  STARTED TO CROSSCUT.  NEW    FORTY-DRILL   COMPRESSOR  Machinery  is  m. E.-  Designed by  Frederick Keffer.  To Be Delivered Within  Four Months.  A brief announcement *.vas made a  few days since of the recent order for  machinery placed by the British Columbia Copper company for thc Mother  Lode mine .with tlic Jatnea Cooper  Majitjfacttiritig-company of Montreal.  Today a Times representative saw H.  R. Kirkpatrick, the local repredenta-  tive of tlie big- . mining- machinery  house and obtained from him further  p.irliciilars concerning- tlie order. The  new Mother Lode compressor is to be  built within four months and delivered at the mine. It is to be one of  the largest plants ever ordered in. Canada, and in point of view of efficiency  and height of modern ensjineering  practice probably has no equal.  DESIGNED  M-CAM/V".  Credit is due mine manayer Frederick Keffer for preparing- the plans and  specifications along- the lines of which  this plant will be built. Every device  known to science for securing- the highest possible results, coupled with, the  greatest 0001101113- in fuel, have been  introduced in its design, The cost of  fuel is a most important one in this  section, as power is one of the great  questions in economic mining. In  preparing* the specifications Mr.  Keller has provided for the greatest  amount of power with the least possible expenditure of fuel-  01'  lfORT'r-DRII.I, CAPACITY.  The plant consists of an Ingersoll-  Sergeant compressor with Corliss cross-  compound steam cylinders and compound air cylinders with a receiver  inter-cooler.' -In size the compressor  without the condenser will be 56)4 feet  in length by 18>�� feet in width. This  machine has a-rated capacity of 40  drills. In addition to the compressor  a large order has been .placed for drills,  .with all the" necessary mounting's and  fixtures. The power consists of two  additional 100-horse-powei* boilers, and  in accordance ��� ''with, the latest idea in  engineering practice these boilers will  ���be. built to carry 125 pounds pressure to  the square inch. The compressor alone  will weigh 83 tons.  ��� ���   UST  MANY YEARS.       '.  The completion of this order and the  installation of the machinery at the  Mother Lode mine will place the same  on a working basisto last a number of  years. The development of the mine  will be pushed steadily ahead of its  probable output, and when it starts  sending down ore to the Greenwood  smelter the tounag-e will be a "large  one. The British .Columbia Copper  compart}' has never done things by  halves since the day. it first started in  to make a mine out of the Mother Lode  claim. '      ' .'������'������      ���  Shaft oa the Idaho and Washington Is Down  to the 100-Foot Level.  J. O. ilarnu'm is in the city from  Beaverton, on the West Fork of the  Kettle river. Mr. Barnum has been  working on the Idaho and Washington  group since last December. He reports  that the main vertical shaft oh the  Washington has reached a depth of  100 feet. At this depth the shaft is out  of ore, after passing through 40 feet of  it. .At the 100-fbot level a station is  being cut out preparatory to: cross-  cutting east-and west.  Mr. Barnum is interested with  Messrs. Holt and Berger of this city in  the Napoleon claim, adjoining; the  Idaho on the north. The owners have  done little work on the same, but  intend doing considerable this summer. The property can be most easily  developed by running a tunnel on the  ledge. He says that what little prospecting-work was done on the Napoleon  proved a ledge for a width of 20 feet,  all mineralized.  He reports that there is yet about  two feet of .snow along the West Fork  of the Kettle river, but this is rapidly  going. He proposes getting- out of  town in-'a'few days with a pack outfit  and prospect along the West Fork.  LOW GRADE ORE BODIES.  The Big Mines of the Continent Have Made  Millions.  That the great low-grade gold-copper.  ore-bearing bodies of the Boundary  Creek district will in a short period of  time become producing- 'mines no one  who has any acquaintance of the dis-  _Artc__jvUL___^ .there  are a  few -mines shipping-'tb outside smelters,"  but when the two local smelters now  tinder construction at'Grand Forks^and  in this city are completed and running  full blast a far greater impetus will be  g-iven owners of claims to place the  same on a shipping basis. It is a noteworthy-fact that the greatest amount  of wealth has been obtained from low-  grade ore bodies. . The main source of  the really enormous output of copper  in the United States comes from low-  grade mines���mines, too, whose copper  percentage is lower than that.in this  remarkable district, a district that one  can truthfully say has barely been  touched. Take, for instance, the following well-known produce rs on the  other side of the line, and then think  what the Boundary will be capable of  producing within lhe next ten yeans:  The Calumet aud Keel a of the Lake  Superior region is an immense body of  ore of au average value of about 4 per  cent. This mine has uuid more than  560,000.(100 in dividends. The Butte.  Mont., mines average about 5 percent,  in copper and $2.10in gold. Thegreat  Anaconda Copper Mining company in  1889 reduced 1,425.749 tons of ore,  which yielded on an average 4.64 per  cent, of copper, 4.16 ounces of silver  and .014 ounces of gold. It paid during 1899 $3,000,000 in dividends. The  Butte and Boston company's ore in  1897 averaged about 7 per cent, copper,  and it made net 83,016,000 iu round  numbers.  Tlie greatest of Arizona copper producers, the Copper.Queen, having- produced millions- yields an ore averag--,}  ing less than S per cent., ore as low as  2,'_ per cent, being matted profitably.  The Ouincy Mining- company of Lake  Superior region iu 1897 stamped  542,623 tons of copper ore, which  yielded 1.38 per cent, of copper, It  sold   $1,872,213 worth   of   copper and  I   LATEST JEWS OF THE MINES. J  Good progress has been made at the  Buckhorn mine during* the past month.  A Times representative visited the  property in February and found the  double compartment shaft down 136  feet. The crosscut at the 100-foot  level was in 20 feet. Last Sunday the.  mine was again visited. It was found  that the shaft was down to the 200-foot  level and below this was a 15-foot  sump for a pump that will be necessary to keep water out of the mine at  this season of the year. , The drift  to tap the vein"���at the 100-foot level:  is in 150 feet and the main body of ore  should be reached in 20 feet. " lathe  drift several stringers of : high grade  ore were cut. A station is being made  at the 200-foot level preparatory to  running a crosscut in a northerly direction... . ''-:'' '������'���.  The amount of work carried out in a  month speaks volumes for the management and the machinery used. One  cannot visit the mine without being-at  once impressed;. by the neatness and.  conveqjerice of the machinery building  and tne smooth, even work of the  plant. It consists of an 80-horse power  boiler, half,of a 10-drill compressor and  a 20-horse'power hoist. It is one of  theceasiest running plants in the district and has given no trouble since its  installation."                                         ���  During the* next two weeks a big  showing will -be made "on the Buckhorn. The .crosscut at the 100-foot  level will meet the ore body which has  been exposed ori the surface, and ifthe  values in the workings are any indica"-  tion, the"ore will be of high value at  this levelv'-,;'. "'     '  The Rev. Mr. Robins, visited the  ���Buckhpt-n ttiine a few days ago, and  while there handled a machine drill in  the drift at the 100-foot level. The result was a 4fobt hole drilled in twenty  minutes-,    ..-���-��� ������'  THE   BANK  OF  RlTlSHMORTHRMERiGA  Established in 1836.  Incorporated by Ro_ral Charter.  Paid-up Capital $4,866,666  Reserve Fund-.   ...-���: $1,450.00.0  London Office:  3*Clement's Lar.e, Ivomba.d Street, E. C  ____������___ ,  Court of Directorsi.o  J. H. Erodie, John James Carter. Gaspavd  Farrer, Richard H. 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New Zealand���Union  Band of Australia, Bank of New- Zealand.  xIndia, China and Japan���Chartered Mercantile  Bank of India, London and China, Agra Bank.  West Indies���Colonial Bani.. Pn'ts-Marcuard.  Krauss &.C..   Jujoii..���i__-4i_ Lioiiuais.  F. T. SHORT, manager,  Greenwood    B.   C  MINERAL   ACT,   1896.  S18,025, making 4}-_ cents  eacli4 pound of copper.  a  pound   ou  "We have paid special attention  to the construction of Pumping  Machinery for duty in mines,  our unsurpassed facilities and  methods have given our Pumps  a Dominion Wide reputation;  They are fully guaranteed. Our  designs include all types of the  ordinary Piston Pattern Mining  Pump, Solid Cylinder single and  Duplex Patterns, outside packed  Duplex Plunger Patterns with  Pot valves, also Vertical Sinking Pumps, both piston and outside packed double Plunger patterns.. Mine superintendents  and those interested iu Machinery would consult their interests  by sending for catalogue and  quotations before installing their  plants.    Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  Ah Thbrb, Syd M. Johnson and Deadwood  ; mineral claims, situate in the Kettle dyer  mining- division  of Yale district.    Where  located:   Deadwood camp.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Forbes M. Kerby  as agent for Geo. D. Leyson, free miner's  certificate No. B6472, intend, sixty days from*  the date hereof, to apply to the mining-recorder  for a certificate of improvements for thc 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.  Dated this 3rd day of-March, 1900.  FORBES M. KERBY.  MINERAL   ACT,.  Certificate of Iitiurovements.  ;7'.-.'"7- '.'NOTICE.  BENDIGO mineral claim, situate in the Kettle  :     River   Mining' division   of. Yale   district.  Where located:   In Kimberly camp.  ���"PAKE NOTICE that I. Isaac H. Hallett, as  JL apent for Nicholas Garland, free miner's  certificate No. 19661A, intend, sixty days from  the date hereof, to apj.ly to the inir-injr 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.  Dated this 8th day of March. 1.00.  I. H. HALLETT.  MINERAL ACT.  Certificate of Improvements.  .NOTICE.  TIN��TIC Mineral Claim, situate-in  the Kettle  River  Mining  division   of   Yale   district.  Where located:   In Deadwood camp.  AKE NOTICE tliat I, Isaac H. Hallett,  free miner's certificate No. 11510A, 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 tha above claim.  And farther take notice that action, under  section. 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 12th day of March, 1900.  I. H. Hallett.  TV  MINERAL   ACT.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  BUTCHER BOY-Mineral Claim, situate in the  ~"~*;Kettle-River-Mihingdivisiou-of -Yald-dis-  trict.   Where located:   In Deadwood camp.  TAKE NOTICE that' I, Isaac H. Hallett,  as agent for.the Butcher Boy Gold and  Copper Mining conipkny, limited, nmi.personal  liability, free miner's certificate No. B2S965,  interid,"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.to 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 6th dav of March. 1900.  I. H. HALLETT.  MINERAL   ACT.  T  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  BALLARAT Mineral Claim, situate in the  Kettle River Mining division of Yale district. Wiiere located: In Kimbeiiy camp.  AKE NOTICE that I, Isaac H. Hallett. as.  __. agent for Nicholas Garland, free miner's  certificate No. l._6lA, intend, sixty days from  the 'date hereof, intend to apply to the mining  recorder for a certipcate of improvements for  tiie purpose of obtaining a crown grant to the  above claim.  And  further take  notice that   action, under  section 37, must be comriiciic'-d before tlie issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 6th dav of March. 1900.  I. H. HALLETT.  y  LIMTTED  TORONTO,  y  >> ���>  ONT,  Gunliffe & Ablctt,  AGENTS AT ROSSLAND.  Mackay & Walker.,  AGENTS AT VANCOUVER.  WM. SMITH,  P O. Box 166, agent at Greenwood B.  MINERAL   ACT.  2=SS  i  PETER SENELLE, VICE'PRES.  LOUIS BLUE,  PRES..  J.   POU PORE* SECRETARY  11 nun  m 1 it  1  m   sap =====  m  LIMITED.  General Office,  Greenwood, B.C.  Telephones :  Columbia No'.  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Notice is licreby given that at the first meet-  iujr of the License Commissioiiers for the City  of Greenwood, held after thirty days from this  date, Uie undersigned will applv for a transfer  from S. W. Nelson to Deem & Co., of the hotel  license of the Pioneer Hotel.  I J. W. NELSON.  Greenwood. B. C, March 17.1900.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  RATTLER Mineral Claim, situate in the:Ket-  tle River Miniiijr division of Yale district.  Where located :In Wellington camp.  TAKE NOTICE that I. Isaac H. Hallett, as  atrent for William Garland, free miner's  certificate No. 18080A, 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 to 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 6th day of March, 1900.  ���     I. H. HALLETT.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that at the first meeting of the License Commissioners for the City  of Greenwood, held after thirty days from this  date, the undersigned will apply for a transfer  from A. Archambeault & Co.Jformerly held by  Geanreau & Co.) to Bailey & Co. of the hotel  license of the Alberta Hotel.  A. ARCHAMBEAULT & CO.  Greenwood, B. C, March 1", 19S0.  ESTAlii.is.in*-> 1S0_,.  Furniture |  Carpets I  Linoleums I  CorK Carpet  Curtains  Wallpape  Complete House Furnishings.  large  stock  of  "Fine  and   Medium  Priced Goods 1 in above lines.  Send for Samples and Prices���free.  U  mi BROS.,-MM, B... j  +<n m>iti��**|fl<��  <(MM<l>0--����<��t)<   *  FINE LINTS OF.  Pipes, Cigars, -  Tobaccos and Pouches.  JUST RECEIVED.  Coryell's   Map  of  S1.00.  Wellington  Camp"  J. 1. uii::  DRUGGIST,  MIDWAY, B. C.  THISTLE  is the Best Scotch Whisky  -AND���  SEAGRAM'S  The Best Canadian.  R. P.  sow. agknt.s :  RlTHET &   CO.  VICTORIA     B.C  Ltd.  I.ii, McDonnell  . 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