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The Phoenix Pioneer and Boundary Mining Journal Apr 6, 1907

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 t^.!riMive Ubrary   ',,.  . "5  AND   BOUNDARY   MINING JOURNAL.  Eighth Year.  PHOENIX,   BRITISH COLUMBIA, SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 1907.  No,   20  ti^rimMOrgMM-M  WILL RETIRE  $175,000 BONDS  Dominion Copper Co*  Making Progress  Our Spring Suits have arrived  and await your inspection.  Besides Campbell's, we have  stocked a complete line of the  celebrated "FI T R E F O R M".  clothing. These suits are cut  in the latest style and sell themselves.  e^t  What  about   your  We have them in all  at any price.  new  hat?  styles, and.  \&  an  We are introducing this spring  entire new line of nobby  American Soft Shirts���they are  right up-to-date, you should have  a couple.  e^t  As usual we lead in  the  display  of , Men's    Shoes, 'Fancy-  Vests and all other lines of Gent's  Furnishings.  May Begin Dividend Payments  This Spring.  Boundary Mining Notes  i****i*8**aK^  sxsassxsGXsxa^  Grocery  Ashcroft Potatoes  California Celery  California Oranges  RUSSET  ROMAN BEAUTY  MISSOURI PIPPIN  GREENiNG  ZZ  APPLES  Swift's Hams, Bacon and Lard  Tartan Brand Canned Goods  and Groceries.  1     These   goods   cost   you   no more  than others and are always  reliable.  are  We have just received a shipment of Fancy Glassware that  should have been here for  Christmas trade. We are selling this at a special price. Its  worth while to look this lot over  anyway. Our New Wall Papers  are expected any day���better  wait till you have seen  them.  *��*=*  mmmm*  A recent report from Boston, regarding the Dominion Copper Co., is as  follows: "During the next 30 days the  Dominion Copper Co. will call and retire $175,000 of its outstanding issue  of 6% bonds. The total issue is  $r,000,000. These bonds are being  retired by the sinking fund provision in  the mortgage, and which retires the  entire, issue inside the next eight years.  ��� "The Dominion Co. now has available to its treasury about $700,000 in  cash, and it is stated the management  is only waiting the complete installation  of the increased smelter capacity to  declare a first dividend, which is expected to be quarterly on the basis of  10% per annum. Par value of the  shares is $10.  "With its new smelter capacity in  operation the Dominion Co. should  produce 6,006,000 pounds of, copper  per annum at a cost inside of 9 cents  per pound. With copper at 20 cents  this would show i6j^% on the entire  capital stock after providing the interest  and sinking fund requirements of the  bonds."   :  BASEBALL TROPHY  WORTH   $150  For  21  Phoenix Glub Organizes  Season.  Tuesday evening, a meeting of those  interested in base ball was held, when  the Phoenix Base Ball Club was organised, and the following officers  elected for the coming season: Honorary President, Dr. W. H. Dickson;  honorary vice-president, James Mar-  shall; president,.,_.Tuck ;..Collins; ..vice-,  president, Barney Cosgrove; secretary  and treasurer, E. A. Black; manager,  Harry James.  A committee was appointed to interview the officials of the Dominion  Copper Co., on the ground of which  the ball park was located last year, adjoining the city limits, to see if satisfactory arragements can be made for  the use of the same grounds for this  year. If this can be done.it is the  intention that the grounds be fenced  in and otherwise greatly improved.  J. L. Cassidy & Co., of Montreal,  have donated a $150 trophy, to be  contested for this year by the ball  clubs of the Boundary country, and  this adds no little interest to the sport  in this section, which has always had  many devotees in the Boundary.  Greenwood has already organized a  club for the season, Grand Forks will  probably do likewise, ann heretofore  Midway has had a club that has made  a good record. It is, therefore, not  unlikely that a Boundary league will  be organized as soon as the season is  well opened up, there still being  several inches of snow in and around  Phoenix.  The price of. copper seems to be  sagging somewhat.        .  Granby's ore shipments this week���  over 18,000 tons���makes a new record for this year.  At the Bay mine stoping is going on  at the 130-foot level, and very rich ore  is being taken out for shipment.  The Elkhorn mine is on the shipping list again this week, sending out  a car load of high grade silver ore to  Trail smelter,  It is the intention to install a local  telephone system at the Snowshoe  mine, connecting the several parts of  the property. <      .  The International Coal & Coke Co.,  of Coleman, Alberta, has declared its  second one-percent dividend, amounting to about $28,000, payable May 1st.  In January the Granby mines shipped 34,192 tons of ore, in February  32,465 (low water mark for several  months), but in March 63,826 tons  were sent out, and April is likely to be  even larger.  Work on the 5,800-foot six-inch pipe  line, from the Idaho to the Rawhide  mine, is being rapidly pushed by the  Dominion Copper Co., to supply compressed air at the latter4 property as  soon as possible. ���  Steam shovels for mining having be"  cornea thing of the past at the Granby  mines, the large shovel used at those  properties was shipped to Spokane a  short time ago, where it is in use by  the Inland Empire Railway Co.  . Supt. Hewer, with a force of four  men, is running a crosscut from the  bottom of the 200-foot shaft of the  Greyhound mine, Deadwood camp,  which is now in about 80 feet, and the  pre body is expected to be encountered  soon. .-.,..���,, >  A carload of machinery arrived at  the Snowshoe mine this week, including two small motors to be used till  the arrival of the 400-h.p. electric  motor. Other appliances for the electric drive shortly to be installed at that  property, also arrived.  . . Seven furnaces are now.m continuous operation at the Granby, smelter,  the-, coke, supply being .-sufficient- for  that number, though the'railways have  not been delivering ore as fast as desired. By next week the final work  of enlarging the eighth furnace of the  Granby battery will be completed.  On Wednesday the new 400 h. p.  electric motor, now in place at the Dominion Copper Co.'s large air compressor on the Idaho, was started for  the first time and found'. to run wall.  Connections are being made now, and  the compressor should be in running  order in a short time.  COAL DELEGATES  FAIL TO AGREE  Operators and Miners  Go Home  Miners' Give 30 Days' Notice  of New Demand.  Boundary Side Lights  ore  to the Do-  s Boundary Falls  Old English Bazaar aod Dance.  An' old English Bazaar and sale of  work will occur Thursday, April nth,  by the Ladies' Guild, of St. John's  Episcopal Church, at Miner's Union  hall. Many novelties are promised,  and committees have been formed for  the several departments, one feature of  the project being special attention  given to the musical programme, which,  after the bazaar will include an orchestral concert, given by seven or eight  pieces. The orchestra under the able  leadership of Harry James, performs  for the ball to follow. Auction sales  will be hejd during the evening of  merchandise, donated by the principal  business firms of Phoenix.  The Rev. Mr.Heath has been a hard  worker here, and it is earnestly wished  that a huge success will reward the  Ladies' Guild of his church.  The shipments of  minion Copper Co  smelter for the month of March, show  the high water mark of 20,649 tons,  being several tons higher than any  previous month in the history of the  plant or . company, and nearly three  times the February output.  After many delays in the receipt of  material for the aerial tram of the B.C.  Copper Co. for the Napoleon mine,  near Boyd's, Wash., the .tram is now  nearly or quite completed, but the  Great Northern railway seems slow  about putting in the siding at the tramway terminal, half a mile above  Boyd's. When the tram is in operation,  there should be no more trouble about  getting ore promptly from the Napoleon  mine.  Last Wednesday Local Manager  Hodges, Chief Electrician Lane, both  of the Granby Co., and R. P. Williams,  of the Jenckes Machine Co. that built  the hoist, and Engineer Reed, of the  Westinghouse Co., that furnished the  large motor, inspected the new 250-  h.p. electric hoist, and 25o-h.p. electric  motor, while the entire mechanism was  in operation, at the Granby Victoria  shaft, it being found to work satisfactorily. The rails and guides have  been installed to the .joofoot level of  the Granby mines, and the hoist is  now being operated to that level.  Reports from the Crow's Nest  country this week, regarding the coal  situation are anything but reassuring.  Early in the week, the report got out  and was printed that the operators and  miners had agreed on a new contract,  to take the place of that expiring April  1st, but later reports show that the  convention at Calgary finally broke up  without any agreement having been  reached, the delegates of both operators and miners returning to their  homes without having accomplished  anything, so far as can be learned.  This is borne out by the following  notice from the miners' officers, which  was handed to S. F. Little, secretary  of the operators' association at Calgary,  Tuesday night: 'To the Western Coal  Operators' Association, comprising the  Crow's Nest Pass Coal company, the  "International Coal & Coke company,  [the West Canadian Collieries, Limited,  the Canadian-American Coal & Coke  company, Limited, the Breck'enriclge-  l.und Coal & Coke company, the H  W. Neill Coal company, and the.Pacific Coal Co.", Ltd.:  "We, the undersigned, acting on behalf of your employees, hereby give  you 30 days' notice that a change of  wages, hours and conditions of labor is  demanded by your employes at the  various mines, coke ovens and outside  plants, owned and controlled by your  respective companies."  This notice would seem to indicate  that the miners' officers intend to proceed under new Trades' Disputes Act  passed by the Dominion parliament a  few weeks ago,.to deal with strikes.  The act prohibits lock-outs or strikes  till the matter can be investigated by a  commission; and the<-fullesfpublicity  from reliable sources given to both  sides. Then, if it is still desired, in the  face of public opinion, whichever way  that inclines, a lockout or strike may  proceed. The idea is that the limelight of publicity on all causes leading  up to a strike or lock-out will tend to  bring the parties together.  News from the Crow is to the effect  thai the district officers of the United  Mine Workers of America are not hav  ing an easy time to keep the men in  line for the 30 days, or until a commission investigates, and it is not unlikely that developments may take  place among the coal miners at any  time. The situation is being closely  watched, not only by the smelting and  mining industry of the Boundary, but  by the people of Alberta and Saskatchewan, who are also dependent on  that district for a supply of coal.  Two stores are being opened at  Bridesville, a new station on the V. V.  & E. west of Midway.  A new organization in Greenwood is  a basket ball club, which has elected  officers and secured a place to practice  the game.  Police Magistrate Hallett, of Greenwood, is reported by the I^edge to be  after those who sell cigarettes to boys  under 15 years of age.  Robert Kerr, well known all over  the Boundary, received the appointment of customs officer' for the hew  office at Bridesville, opened this week.  The mail service to Camp McKinney  is inexpressibly putrid, and the Pioneer  can furnish the documents from its |  files to prove the fact to any one interested, the postoffice inspector not excepted.  Greenwood has been made a pott of  entry for custom houses west of there  in this section, and Alex. McDonald,  of Boundary Falls, has been made an  assistant to Hugh McCutcheon, the  collector at Greenwood.  Owing to the prevalence of smallpox on the other side of the line, the  Dominion authorities have established  a strict quarantine at the crossing  points in British Columbia, Dr. Truax  being the quarantine officer at Grand  Forks.  214,187 TONS IN  FIRST QUARTER  Boundary Output For  Three Months.  But Is Now Increasing Again  At Rapid Rate.  For the first quarter of  1907, in  spite of the well  known drawbacks of  severe winter weather and the car and  fuel shortage, the mines of the Boundary shipped and  the three  smelting  works treated approximately 214,187  tons of ore.    For the reasons  mentioned this was a comparitively small  output, being some  100,000 tons less  than for the corresponding  period in  1906 and about the same as  the first  three  months in   1905.    So   far  this  year the ore shipments, by months and  in tons, have been as follows:  January......   ...... 60,003  February..'....'.'.. V.  53,965  March............ 100,219  In the injunction case of the C. P.  R. vs. the V. V. & E., growing out of  trespass during the construction of the  V.V. & E. some miles west of Midway  at Myers Creek canyon, a year or  more ago, the C. P. R. secured judgment in court at Vancouver last week.  "Uncle Jim Hill" will now have to  pungle up the damages��� if he does  not appeal the case, to Ottawa or  London.  This week the work of laying steel  on the Kettle Valley lines extension  up the North Fork of Kettle river, was  commenced with about 60 men under  Contractor Tierney. When in full  blast it is expected that from half a  mile to a mile of steel per day will be  put down. As soon as the snow is off,  grading of the line from Lynch creek,  about 20 miles from Grand Forks, will  -be resumed to Franklin camp;":"���"'  "  A Thousand Miles Per Month.  A few days ago the Great Northern  delivered a car of machinery for the  Phoenix Steam Laundry, Ltd., that  had been on the road for more than  three months, making an average of  about a thousand miles per month. It  was tied up in the blizzards in North  Dakota, and then the car and fuel  shortage experienced by the railways  did not help to expedite matters. The  machinery is now being installed by A.  D. McKenzie, manager, in the old  Miners' Union hall building, and in  due time, after the long delay, the  plant will be ready for operation.  Travellers on the C. P. R. White  Wings limited, between Eholt and  Phoenix, feel like congratulating Supt.  Lawrence on the fact that the coach  used on this run had its bi-monthly or  quarterly wash-up this week.  Opera Chair* Installed.  When the audience assembles at the  Phoenix opera house next Friday evening, to enjoy a hearty laugh at the  "Jolly American Tramp," billed for  that day, it will be found that the new  opera chairs, to the number of 200,  and ordered some months ago, have  been installed, greatly improving the  comfort of the patrons of the house.  As coal will be used in future for heating, there will be no further trouble on  this score at entertainments, should  they happen on chilly nights. It is  promised that next Friday evening the  company presenting the "Jolly American Tramp" will chase tears away with  laughter, that bright, scintillating  flashes of wit will dispel gloom and  catchy specialties will make the hours  fly like minutes.  Latest Prices la Metals.  New York���Copper, electrolytic, $24.-  00 @ $24.60; lake. *24.50 @ $25.00.  Biwr ttilver, 64^  Lxtad, #1.20 to |fl.30.  Premier McBride does te London.  Hon. Richard McBride, premier of  British Calumbia, has announced his  intention to proceeding at once to  London, to lay the case of the province  before the authorities there for better  terms to British Columbia from the  Dominion. Premier Laurier leaves  Ottawa almost immediately on similar  business, having oflered Premier McBride an insignificant su:n���$100,000  per annum for ten years, and wishes to  get the British North America Act  amended along that line. Mr McBride  proposes to present his side of the case  in London, asking for special consideration in this matter for British Columbia. The Province continues to pay  into the Dominion treasury about three  times every year the amonnt received.  Returned Irani the Pish Coasrtry.  Alderman A. D. McKenzie returned  Sunday evening from a two months'  trip east, visiting his old home near  Sidney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.  Mr. McKenzie spent four weeks in  Boston, where he has two sisters and  others relatives, and was. chaimed by  the Athens of America, and the place  where the baked bean experts live.  He travelled on C. P. R. both ways,  and got stuck in a blizzard for nearly  two days near Moose Jaw, on the  prairies, something, that was not uncommon during the severe winter that  has just passed. It was twenty years  nearly since Mr. McKenzie has see n  the place of his boyhood. |  For three mos 214,187  It will be noted that March showed  nearly double the output that February  did, due largely to the return to normal conditions in the local smelting  field, the railways once more being in  shape to handle the coke and ore shipments with some sort of satisfaction.  With labor conditions settled, if it so  turns out, in the fuel fields, and with  no other contingencies arising, there is  every reason to look for the tonnage  output to increase each month '.from  this time forward-inasmuch as the new  blast furnaces at the several smelters  are now nearly all completed and  ready for blowing in, if this lias not already been done.  Marci Toaaaie Flfares.  Shipments of ore from Boundary  mines for the month of March, have  beencpmpiled .by^the_Pioneer, .ar^are  found to be as follows:  Granby mines     ... ......  B. C. Copper Co.:  Mother Lode   .. 13,040  Emma      ...    ... 735  B. C. Mine      ... 1,430  Dominion Copper Co.:  Brooklyn  9.391  Rawhide ...    ... 7,520  Sunset      ..    ... 3,249  Mountain Rose 489  63,8*6  '5.2��5  Morrison  Providence  Skylark  Riverside  Sally    ...   ���  20,649  309  90  60  60  20  100,219  BOUNDARY DIVIDENDS.  D1VIDBXDS.  NAME OP COMPANY.  di  Am.1 1  Per 1  Sh.    1  !  3-����    ; I  ���2    \\  Cariboo-McKlnney���gold.   G ra uby Consolidated���copper.  Providence���silver   t 1,250,000  15,000,000  Issu ed  1,350,000  135.000  Mar. 1907  Sept. 1906  3>,ooo  Par  $100  ��5  Paid  1906  $: ,620,000  16,000  Total  to Date  546.837  2.158,630  38.324  Latest  Date  Feb. 1904  t  BOUNDARY ORE TONNAGE.  April 6. '07  The following table gives tbe ore shipments of Boundary mines lor 1900, for 1901  1902. for 1903, for 1004, for 1905, for 1906, and :  1900  64.553  ��97  5.34��  19.494  The ice-making machine ordered  some time ago by the Phoenix Brewing  Co., arrived a few days ago, and hereafter that concern will not be dependent on Jack Frost for its stock of  congealed aqua pura.  T. J. Gallagher, who is building the  Victoria shaft Great Northern spur  with some 60 or 70 more or less husky  sons of Italy, does not find this weather  conducive to the best of progress in  railway building.  Last week a miner inserted a notice  in the Pioneer to the effect that he had  lost a bundle containing a suit of  clothes, asking the finder to return the  suit to Morrin, Thompson & Co.'s  store. The notice caught the eye of  the finder, and in three days the suit  was left at the store, as requested. It  pays to advertise.  J. W. Gwynn, better known as  "Tonopah,"died last Sunday at Danny  Deane's hotel of erysipelas, the funeral  being held Thursday under auspices of  Phoenix Miners' Union, of which he  was a member. Some time ago Gwynn,  who was an elderly man, was struck  on the head in the Brooklyn mine,  but thought little of it. It developed,  however, into the disease which carried  him off.  Mihs.      Camp.  Granby Mines-Phoenix  Snowshoe Phoenix  B. C. Copper Co. ,'  Mother Lode Deadwd  B. C. Mine Summit  Emma -Summit  Oro Denoro ...Summit  Bonnie Belle Deadwood  Dominion Copper Co.  Brooklyu-Stem���Phulx  Idaho If hoeuix  Rawhide Phoenix  Smi.net Deadwood  Mountu Rose Summit  Athelstaii-Wellington  Morrison ...Deadwood  K. Bell Summit  Senator Summit  Brey Fogle Summit  No. 37 Summit  Reliance Summit  Sulphur King���Summit  Winnipeg....Wellington  GoldeuCrown Wellugtn  King Solomon W.Coppr  3ig Copper W.Coppr  No. 7 Mine Central  City of Paris White's  Jewel Long Lake  Riverside... Sock Creek       Carmi West Fork      Sally West Fork      Rambler _...West Folk      Butcher Boy-West Fork    _..  Duncan West Fork      Providence���Providence      Klkhoru Providence      Strathmoie .Providence      Preston -.Skylark      Prince Henry ..-Skylark      Skylark Skylark      Last Chauce Skylark      B. P. U. Miuc.Skylark      Bay Skylark     Mavis ��� Skylark      Don Pedro Skylark      Crescent Skylark      Helen Greenwood      Ruby-... Boundary Falls      Republic Boundary FUs      Miscellaneou"      3,230  loot  231,762  1.73'  99,o34  47.405  650  lor  1907. as reported to" the Phoenix Pioneer-  Past  1904 1905       1906       1907   Week  549,703   653,889 801404 130.6.3   18,879  8,426    16,500     1,550  1902  309.858  20,800  1903  393,718  71,212  141,326  14,811  8.S30  138.079  ��9.36j  ".937  '5.537  174,298    174,567 105,900   -  M&S  37.960       9485 II,*>4  '6,400       3,007 3,177  41.978  >f330  3-"5  670  802       7,455     15,731  550  1,076  2,250  160  t,040  875  665  2,000  iV  150  560  785  625  482  2,060  '8^0  5.646  3.339  363  3,435  3->.35��  3,070  S.��50  ',759  4,586  3.450  232  364  33  55,731 140.6S5  2.960  25,108  3.056  4.747  26,032  48,390  3.5Si  20.309  1.123  16,407  5.*7o  994  339  1.(00  1,62a  Soo  ics  1,833  13  'SO  58��  993  400  t67  So  3.45��  390,800  S��4  500  508JJ76   690,419  Total,tons    96,600  *, Smelter treatment���  ' '     Granby Co...._    62,387 230,8a! 512.340 401.921  O     B.C.CopperCo - "7,6" 148,600 162,913  , >     Dominion Copper Co-                '3��.5.'o  I,               Total reduced ...   62,389 J43.439 460,940 697,404   837,666 932.877 M7M30*4'.<4J   >6.oi7  79  30  US   30  86  76  .?  20  ...  726  335  770  IjO  20  1,140  40  UO  20  A  '" 45  3SO  30  204  3=  20  "52  50  300  535  689  ��55  73  20  40  ��   ���   ���.  60            20  750          500  829,808 933,548 I  ,161,537348,556  ��7.504  506,253  210,484  10,930  687,088  210,830  84,059  828,879139.933  "3.740  59.377  218,8"    41,5*3  '7.93'  3.901  4.<25  "II  m  ill  m  :mm  ��� (-...:-,.�����: -.fr,... ,  ���*h--*��:i*  ���1.*-L*K  1, : ������..���.���.���flri-.Yv.;-.'  mm-.-  rm  yl$k:  *U��.., fillip  WHS  ������'P--  .&  T*r  THE   PHOENIX   PIONEER.  "A Coward  is "worse than a cup of sack  with lime in it" says Falstafi-  or as bad as a cup of ordinary  tea .after once using*  FOR AN IMPROVED  WATER SUPPLY  Ideas    Solicited    Along  Line.  this  The Pr^eriix Pioneer  And Boundary Mining Journal,  placed their faith in the large operating  companies in Rossland and the Boundary, are now commencing to receive  a partial return for money invested fivr-,  ten and even twelve and fifteen years  ago.  ISSUXP SSI SATOBDAYS ��T TH��  PIONEER PUBLISHING CO.  '';.'''��� 'at phoxwix. ��. c  . W. ���.WILLCOX. MANAatN.  -r^i.nhn... i Business office No, 14.  ���*P��o����*.j u���,!,,,, residence. No. 15.  inaiRmiiw ADVAMCS.  Per Year........ Si.oa  Blx Months...............  1.25  If Touarenol a snbecr ber to this paper, this  la an invitation to you to become one.  'Advertising rate* furnishea on application.  , Legal notices 10 ��nd 5 cents per line.  Four weekly insertions constitute one month's  -alttrl ting  While the price of copper has appreciated till it has had a most encouraging effect on the mining industry in  this section, many.other commodities  have   also   risen���things   that   enter  largely  into  the cost of mining and  smelting.    Powder���not a small item  ���is one of these things, and  other  commodities have gone  up  likewise,  Coke, an, indispensable commodity in,  reducingour low grade ores, and which  is a large item of expense, has gone up  about eleven per cent in   the last few  years.    Railway freights were reduced  at one time to  meet  the  conditions  prevailing, but, from what can readily  be seen by any one who keeps posted  on  public affairs, there is a decided  tendency already in an   upward direc  tion, and this is likely to be put into  effect at no distant date.  Since mining  was started in the Boundary, the hours  of workmen at both mines and smelters  1907  APRIL.  1907  Sun. M01. Tuss. Wad.   Tim. Fr.   Sat.  have  been shortened, in  accordance  ...   r , .  with the  tendency of the times, and am almost.certain that in two years or  Editor Pioneer:���An adequate supply of pure water for domestic use, and  an abundance for  business  purposes  and fire protection is  essential for the  health, maintenance and growth of a  city.    Unfortunately, Phoenix had no  hand  in  forming   or   depositing the  wonderful ore bodies in such  an unfavorable   locality   lor  city  building.  Nature prepared the resources; by endurance, privation, and hardship, the  prospector blazed  out  the  trails, and  staked the claims, and the large mining!  companies have created such a demand  for labor and  supplies, that  a city of  more than   two   thousand  population  has sprung into being in  a few years.  And who among us, judging the future  by the past, would daresay that within  as many more years, our city will not  have grown to a population which may  rival Rossland���or even Nelson.  Up to date, we have managed to  exist on the meager supply afforded by  Marshall Lake, and the springs of the  city. But we are warned by the local  and provincial health officers that the  springs are no longer safe for use,  owing to contamination arising from  surface drainage. -These conditions  may cause an outbreak of contagion j  at any time.  I wish, from the view point of a  property holder, and an interested  citizen, to sound this note of warning,  and to invite discussion upon the question, "How can Phoenix secure an  Ample Supply of Pure Water?"  This is a subject of vital interest to  every   citizen���especially   every   property holder.    I have  no doubt, but  that a much better rate for fire insurance will be made when such a supply  of water as the city should  have is in-'  stalled.    The Phoenix Water Supply  Co. has made  such   improvements at  Marshall Lake as the uncertainty of the  permanency of that source will justify.  During the winter a new dam has been  built, 125 feet long, and   25 feet high,  from bed rock.    This will increase the  storage capacity of the lake about one-  fourth over that secured by the former  dam, and if the city has attained its  greatest population, and cbulu we be  satisfied  that   mining  enterprises will  never  drain  the  lake,   it   might  ample for years to come.    However,  with the experience of the past winter's  water shortage, and a   belief that   the  growth of the city will be as great in  the future as it has been in the past, I  r  1  THE OBSERVATORY  Tamos Talxbd or at  Home and Klsewuers  1  The Cranbrook Herald  has started  its tenth year, and is a better paper today, than ever before.    If there is a  better booster, in or out of the newspaper profession in  British Columbia,  than F. E. Simpson, of the Herald, we  have not heard  his  name.   And the  best of it is that his efforts for Cranbrook and East Kootenay in general  are appreciated.    He has that to his  credit, even  though his bank account  is not exceedingly plethoric.  Fresh From the 1 hardens  Of the finest tea-producing  country in the world.  ...  I. H. HAIXETT  Barrister, Solicitor,  Notary Pom, u  Cable Address:      HALLBTT.  ( Bedford M'Nelt'a  Codes < Moieing -M Nenl's  < Lelber'a.  . Gkbknwood, B.C.  DELICIOUS--PURE--HEALTHFUL  Lead Pockets Only. All Gtocers.  TUCK   COLLINS,  SHAVING PARLORS  and BATHROOM.  Hotel Balmoral - '  Cor, First & Knob Hill Ave.   PHOENIX, B. C.  A  short time ago the Pioneer, in  accordance with  its  semi-annual custom, sent out  notices to a bunch of  delinquent  subscribers, to  the  effect  that the editor would appreciate a look  at their collateral���most of them in $2  chunks.    It is just possible uthat  we  missed some of our good  friends in  attending to this matter, and we 1 hope,  if such is  the case, they will not feel  neglected.    If they do, let them take a;  look  at  the  printed  label   on   their  papers, and   they  will  see   the exact  month and year to which they are paid,  and they can   remit accordingly���and  thus be assured of uninterrupted visits  from this g.f.j.  Phoenix-  Greenwood  u  %*em0*0*4s*a0^a**a*0T*0mm  \*t*+****m*sw*m*m  I  Leave Phoenix, upper town, 9.30 a.m/  ''      ���' "        lowertown, 10.00a.m. {  Leave  Greenwood  I  Standard Time  3.00 p. m.J  Prompt Attention to Express arid Freight.  PHOENIX OFFICE, WITH H. JAMES, KNOB HILL'AVE.  KingEdward Lodge, No.36  A. F. and A.M.  Regular communication 8 p. in.    8ei  ond Thursday orench month.  Emergent meetings nscalled:MHsonlr  Hall, McIInle Block,  GEO. E. Buy,  Secretary.  J. J. STKL'TZKL.  W.M.  L. McELRQX^opri  :etor. I  I. O. O. F.  SNOWSHOE LODGE NO.<  Meets every Monday Evening  at Miners' HhI  Visitlug brethren cordially invited.  John Mclvcr,   N. G.  (Jarltok Cook, Rec. Sec'y  Wm. Plcknrd,  Per, Pin. 8<  tecy.  I  7    8  14 IS  31   33  38   29  9  16  ��3  30  ���IS  10  17  ��4  4  18  *S  "5  13  19  36  6  13  20  37  Mining, in British Columbia.  While it is undoubtedly a fact that  the mining industry in British Columbia  is in better shape than it has been for  vears, and that investors have begun to  receive some returns for their long  waiting, or are about to receive them  there is no question but that this has  resulted in increased costs.  , Reduced to its plainest statement of  fact, all these costs, not excepting the  government tax of two per cent (and  this is a tax as well on the wages  ot the men who mine the ore) must be  borne, proportionately, by each ton ol  ore: wrested from .out rock-ribbed hills.  Every increase must be paid by this  low grade ore���which can be described  as nothing else, notwithstanding the  present increased price of the metal.  The question naturally arises, how  long can these low grade ores stand  this constant increase of costs? True,  some profits are being realized in iso-  during the year if all goes well, it is lated cases after years of effort and  worth while to take an unbiassed view investment, but are they commensurate  of the entire field, to see, if possible,  with the amount put into the ground,  what the future has  in store.    As far  as Southeast -British Columbia is con-  .cerhed,'it must be" evident that, while  r     . 1  considerable is doing in the lead-silver  mines in Kootenay, they do not hold  the first place 'in importance in this  section of the province in metalliferous  mining; also, that, while mining in the  .coast districts is growing in importance  each year, it ,has not begun to reach  the stage of development, employment  of men, ore blocked, .out, nor of possible profits in sight, that prevails in  the Boundary and   Rossland, for in-  stance:  ' t Therefore,1 it is fair to state that, all  things considered, the backbone of the  mining industry in British Columbia is  'centered in these districts���and is likely  to become,more so if expansion continues as it has done for the last few  years.    This being the case, we come  to look at' the mining of low grade  . copper ores���ores' yielding less than  one and one-half per cent in copper  ' per ton; ores that could not be handled  . at all except in  very  large quantities  and with costs reduced to the minimum.  ' It should   be  remembered, also, that  many residents of Rossland and Boun-  >dary can recollect when eminent min-  1 ing" men,    after   due    examination,  f'asserted that these ores could never be  extracted and treated with a profit.  and the time required for realization?  Some day there will certainly be a turn  in affairs, followed by a drop in prices  of copper, and then costs must go  down proportionately���although, when  that time comes, no one will ever  think that smeltermen should relurn to  the,twelve-hour day, or miners to the  ten-hour day, as was once the case  here. It is not as though $50 or $100 {  ore was being taken out of our mines,  as it is $5 and $6 ore for the most  part, as nearly as we can make out  less, this increased storage will be as  inadequate as the former supply has  been.  Certainly, when Phoenix can say to  the country, we have an abundance of  pure water for all comers and purposes,  she  will   grow   even   more   rapidly.  There will be a better market/created  for real estate, insurance rates ��� will be  reduced," our hotels will be still more  crowded, and the merchants will be  taxed to meet the increased  demands  upon their business.    Let every property holder who wants to see the improvements in all lines above suggested  realized, make his ideas known. \ This  question can be solved, arid  Phoenix  has men with public /spirit- and 'business sagacity, sufficient to solve this  important problem. S  Yours, for a Pure and-Abundant  Water Supply.  J. L. Martin,  For the most part  these notices 1 are  returned  with   money orders   pinned  thereto, for the amounts 1 stated.    This  week, however, one was received with  a letter (and remittance), and it showed  that the work being done by the Pioneer for the Boundary is appreciated by  one man, at least.    In the: letter was  the following: "We read. The.Pioneer  with a great deal of interest.    ;There is  one thing about which; we'��� would, .like  to speak to you.   We have had various  mining interests in different sections of  the world, and we have always noticed  that the papers  published  in the majority of camps are so full of 'hot air'  be j that they are absolutely of no use.    Of  course,   it  is  natural  that  an  editor  should boom his own town, but, in our  judgment, he can best serve his town  by commending with  discretion  the  industries there.    We think,; however,  that you have done  exceedinglye'well  in that respect."  PALACE HEAT MARKET  DOMINION AVE., PHOENIX, B.C.  Fresh and Salt Meats.  Tei. No. 12. Fish,  Poultry and Oysters.  The BEST, Cheapest  and most'satisfactory  Clothing in Phoenix.  A. D. MORRISON  JEWELER & OPTICIAN  Local Tim* Inspector for S. P. & N,  (High Class Goods always in Stock.)  GUANI) FOUKH, B.C.  WHO SAYS SO? Hundreds of satisfied  customers. If you don't oelieve it come  and examine goods.  >A Fall Line of Underwear; Shirts, Snoes, Ties,etc.,  iust arrived.   .All new seasonable goods at old .  and Cheapest prices.  THOMAS BROWN,  Men's Wear Exclusively. Kson-u��g2&.?ii28k��ix.  MINERAL ACT.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTIC  Bank of England, Bank of England fractional,  Black Bear  Fractional Mineral  Claims, situate  In the Grand Porks Mining Division ol British  Columbia.  Where located���Greenwood Camp  TAKK NOTICK that I, David Whiteside, as  agent   for   the   Ciranby   Consolidated   Mining,  Smelting  &   Power   Compflt.v,   Limited,    tree  miners certificate No. II 01013, Intend, sixty days  after date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate ot Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above  claims.  And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance  of such Certificate of Improvements. ���  Dated this 39th day of November, A. D. 1906.  D. Wimtssidk,  Agent for   the   Granby   Consolidated  Mining,  Smelting   & Power Company, Limited,,  THE SHOE DERELICTS.  Why They Never Have  Old  Shoes or Bargain Sales in a.Slater Store.  "What do you do with shoes that  become shopworn or out of style?"  asked a customer at a Slater shoe store.  "You never have any bargain sales in  your stores. Now I know , something  about the shoe trade, and I can't see  It has always been1 the endeavor of  the management of the; Pioneer to deal  only, with facts, as far,as we have been  able to ascertain  them.    And yet we  have been^called .down, too.    Once a  brother publisher made, all kinds of fun  of the fact that we wrote of "quarrying"  out copper ore in the mines of Phoenix.  Since then that same friend has probf  ably written the equivalent of yolumes  of matter on the ore quarrying' that has  been done in Boundary copper; mines.  Again, we were criticised,;forfspeaking  of walking ; though "miles"; of j ore ;<in  Phoenix mines.    Once morev we - stood  pat, and proved our point.   'Tbe fact  was that the scale of mining done in  the Boundary was difficult tor the average man to appreciate.    However, he  learns, in time, as we all do.  Phoenix Shoe Shop  A; T. TURANO. Prop.  PAIiACE UVERY^ftBlES  MUIDOCK MclNTYRE, Prop.  35 Horses,  Full  Livery Equipment,  .Have taken  over  the Lumber Yard  and will carry  a  full stock.  Boots and Shoes made to order, first-class work guaranteed. Miners' Boots a  specialty, guaranteed water  proof.  First Street - Opp. Knob Hill Hole I  Phoesjli, B. C.  WOOD   IN   ANY   QUANTITY  Prompt Attention to   orders  st any hour of day or night.  Knob; Hill Ave.        (pHOWE34->       Phoehix/B/C.  The list of supposedly reputable  papers that publish the advertisement  of the British-American Mines and  Smelter Co. seems to grow. We have  .mentioned the Vancouver World' and  the Manitoba Free Press as - two publications in Canada that have printed  how  you  overcome the. difficulty  of Jtllis misleading copper  wildcat- adver  THE  STRATHCONA  NELSON. B.C;  R. Q. WEBB, Proprietor.  The Leddins Hotel of the Hootenays  Special Rates to Commercial Men.  Good Samole Rooms.  And this ore must, perforce, stand any  arid   all   increased   cost   that  cost mat arises.  When the cost gets too great, then the  industry will stop and languish���for  there is nothing else left. It is . well  that we should consider these things,  for.the history of the world shows that  periods of prosperity are invariably  followed, sooner or later, by periods of  great depression  For years, when the price of copper |  A Woman Tells'How to Relieve  Rheumatic  Pains.  I have been a very great sufferer  from the dreadful disease, rheumatism,  for a number of years.   I have tried  many medicines  but never got much  relief from any of them until two years  ago, when I bought a bottle of Chamberlain's Pain  Balm.    I  found relief  before I had used all of one bottle,but  kept on applying it and soon felt like a  different woman.   . Through my advice  many of my friends have tried it and  can  tell  you how wonderfully it has  worked.���Mrs Sarah  stock accumulating."  Mr Hunter overheard the query, and  I he answered it.    "In the first place we  have a standard price-stamped line to  look after.    We don't buy shoes from  every    plausible  salesman   and   thus  accumulate a stock ot conglomerates.  The Slatar shoe stock is carefully kept  and carefully gone  over  every week  and every month.    Shoes that stay on  the shelves oyer a year are taken away,  the brand  removed   from   them, and  they  go  to the dealer who makes a  specialty of selling  shoes by; lottery.  He likes to get the Slater shoe without  the brand, for it is the occasional prize  in the lottery.    But by expert stock-  keeping we seldom have to send a shoe  out of the store as a derelict."  Hunter-  Kendrick Co., Ltd., Phoenix.  tisement. To this should ;be(!added  the staid Mai! and Empire, of Toronto,  among others. There will 'be a lot of  people, some fine day, who will blame  the papers here mentioned for being  semi-partners in getting them into a  worthless speculation, for the promises  of the advertiser cannot\ possibly, .be  carried out. It is, of course,; love's  labor lost, to point this tout; but-it is a  fact, in our opinion, just che same,  Kidney   end  ��� was low���as low as n cents per pound i wtorked-���Mrs Sarah A. Cole, 140 S  /'���rthose interested in the large Boun-I p eW r1*,* B.��Vei'P^ Chamberlain's  ,?��,.,�� a r> 1 j ������ fe un Pa'n Balm is a liniment The relief  dary and Rossland mining companies from pain  which  it affords  is alone  ��� with no little effort raised the millions | worth many times its  cost.    It makes  /needed for development, and kept  , steadily at it till the properties were in  ��� a.shape to yield large tonnages. Then,  too; they were much encouraged by  the[ enhancing price of copper, now  being quoted  around   24   cents  rest and sleep  possible.    For sale by  all druggists.  If you want anything in stationery a  little better than you can get elsewhere,  nerlKet SOme of the steeI die embossed  pfcund, though no one can tell hoWlsta!ione,7 at.the Pl0neer office.    We  Your Doctor  , Can cure your Cough or Cold,  no, question shout that, but���  why go to all the trouble and  inconvenience of looking him up,  and then of having hiBprescription  filled, when you can step into any  drug store in Canada and obtain  a bottle of SHILOH'S CURB  for a quarter.  Why pay two to five,dollars  when a twenty-five cent  bottle of SHILOfi will care you  as quickly?  Why not do as hundreds of  thousands of Canadians have  done for the past thirty-four  years: let SHILOH.beyour doctor . whenever a Cough or Cold  appears.  SHILOH will cure you, and all  druggists back up this statement  with a positive guarantee.  The next .time you nave a  Cough or Cold cure it with  Suffered   for   Five   Veer* with  Liver Trouble.  "I suffered for five years,with kidney  and liver trouble, which caused severe  pains across the back and a bEinding  headache. I had dyspepsia ansd was  so constipated that I could not move  my bowels without a cathartic. I was  cured by Chamberlain's Stomach and  Liver Tablets; and have been well now  for six months," says Mr. Arthur S.  Strickland, of Chattanooga, T.?nn.  For sale by all druggists.  long it will stay at that high figure,  Therefore, the-, many/ investors who  make a specialty of furnishing goods  that the/average printing office is unable t.o.giye you.  , Good dls��tlort-I* 'tfieTfounda- J  4lon of sound he��JuV..'Indigestion means physical [weakness, ,  pain, langour. depression, and '  shattered ^heallfci' 'iMOTHER-  Seigei/s SvRUrt'ntones and; <  strengthens yourfstofhaeb. liver, ,,  and bowels. piir(IJes';your blood. ���  cleanses_vour whole system,.and  thus  CURES  ���rjssCO eh aer umt, talatotrrsftsra,  ��. J. WHITK 4CO-,  -  ItOMTSiSau.  A creditable iob of printing on the stationery you use,  is like a good suit of clothes when one is doing business  ���first impressions count.  If you use a rubber stamp, on your letter heads or en-,  velopes, you will be put down as of the rubber, stamp^  calibre. If you are a business man,'and use no printed  .stationery, it is natural to suppose that your business is  not of sufficient importance to require it, and your credit  likewise. ���  a' - . :  If you wish Modern Stationery, gotten up by competent  workmen, worked on the best of stock, imported or  domestic���stationery that does not have the earmarKS of  the Cheap John printery, we can furnish it from the only  print shop in the Boundary operated by electricity.  We know that business men of Phoenix have sent to  Spokane, Chicago,  Detroit, Hamilton, St. Louis, Omaha  and  other places,   in  the past, for printing that could  have  been  doue   right   here ��� and   probably  in   better  style.     We'd charge a little more, of course,  just as the  merchant must charge  more than   Cheap John Tim, of  Toronto���and   its worth a little  more.     Besides, if you  spend your dollars  here for printing, you have a chance  to get them back some day through the  Pioneer and  its  employees.    If yqu spend them in the East, you'll never  see them again.      We have print shop facilities that no  other office in this section possesses.    Come and see us.  ypfiohpiiTi^,:  SANITARIUM, Arrow Lake, B.C.  : SssWrbe most perfectly appointed Health  aod Pleasure Resort in the West, with a complete system or Baths���Including Turkish and  Russian., Open the year round. The curaliv:  properties of its waters are unequaled.  For Curing; all Rheumatic. Nerroui and Muscular Troubles.  For Healing all Kidney, Liver and Stomach  ailments. ;  For Eliminating all McUllUPoisons from th  The grandeur of the scenery is unrivalled  Mountains, snow peaks, forests, lakes.water'alls.  toatlng, yachting, fishing, ahootlng, excursions  tennis. Its winter climate is unsurpassed for  mildness Hj��RRV HcINTOSH,  Proprietor  MINERAL ACT.  Cetlflcate of Improvements.  NOTI".H.  "WOOnSTOCK" Mmeral Claim, situate In  the Greenwood Mining Division of Yale District  sWhere located ��� Greenwood camp, in the.  Greenwood Mining Division of Yale District.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Adolphe Sercu, Free  Minei's Certificate No. Bro7s intend, sixty days  from date hereof, to applv to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the  purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant oi the above  claim  And further take notice that   action,  xilou   37,   must    be   commenced beta.. ���  suanceof such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this8th day of October, A. D. 1906.  e. -���-- -       -    -  . under  before the  ADOLPH SKRCU.  Hospital Donations  Lidt of Donations received since Jan.  let, 1905, to the Phoenix General Hospital :  Cash $10,  Caoh"  Publishing Go,  Pioneer Building/PfooeilIX, B.C  R.Hotrell  Macaulay  F. Berry  ���      ,. ._.... Clark  Hocpltal Ladies Aid  .K. T. Bank  Jas. McCreath  " Drill Co.  B. 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Lake  V-OS ��� 1006      1005      1006  16.008 18.310 15.128 18.416  fffi }lMi) "MM 18.116  15.268 18.361 15.350 18.641  i^SS 18-375 15-040 18-Wfl  14 627 18 457 14.820 18.724  ttS2f UA42 14-813 18.719  .       14.888 18.190 15 005 18.685  Auguea...... 15.664 18.430 15.408 18 610  September.. 16.965 19 140 15.97? 10.200  October .... 16.270 21.270 16 332 21 710  November .. 16.599 21 990 16 758 22 340  December... 18.328 23.030 18.398 23.m  YeRr 16^90 10.350 16.689 10.600  Month.  January..".  February...  March   April   May   June   July. I  I  1  w3  m  l>jaJ  *3  1  THE'ir*^Nf^  EASTERN  TO A NSHIPS  BANK  Issues  Drafts  Money Orders  Travelling Checks  Letters of Credit  Payable Everywhere.  Sewings  Department  Deposits of $1.00 and upwards recei\ed. Interest  credited twice a year.  SRANCHES  IN  CANADA  55  CAPITAL  13,000,000 .M  MSERVB  $!>00,000.M  ESTABLISHED  l8S9i>  ��   p. 0. Box 56.  Phoenix Market.  'Phone 27  P. BURNS & CO., Ltd.  Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants.  Choice Line of Fresh and Cured Meats.  Poultry, Fish aad Same ��� in Season.,  All    Orders  Receive  Prompt Attention.  i TO REDUCE  4;000 TO5i��00 TONS EACB 2WURS  j&  What a Representative of the Nelson  Daily News Saw at the Big Works  Markets at Greenwood. Grand Forks, Midway, Eholt arid, all the other  M principal Cities and Towns in B.C., Alberta and Yukon.  Headqimrtors:  NELSON,  Headquarters !��,r/,50,?ud*!��:  B.C. GREENWOOD, B.C.  I  Phoenix Livery Stable  . D.'J.   McDonald,    Prop.  PvArvtlllllff Nr>W CARRIAGES    AND    OTHER    RIGS  CVCljUUIlg HPtT   HORSES AND SADDLES. SEVERAL  i������M���l,,,,",���"^HUNDRED CORDS'OFDRY WOOD  Delivered to any part of the city.  Entire Outfit New and Up-to-date.    A share of the public  patronage solicited      'Phone 37.  DOMINION AVE., COR. BANNER ST., PHOENIX, B. C.  I  Phoenix Bee*  As made by the present- brewer-is-admittedly-tbe  Best Beer in the Boundary.    With the Best   Malt  and the Purest Spring Water it- is /trhexoeNed  tor^tt  quality.     Insist  on  having**PHC)ENIX  BEfiR.^  1  :  1  ���+-  ��-  1  t  1 Phoenix Brewing Company  BINER & SONS, Proprietors  Spring Water Ice for Sale. BottledBekr and Porter.  It  PHOENIX, B.C.  i  We   have   at   laBt received onr  delayed shipment of  long  Pabst  And cau Promptly Fill all  Orders  THE BEST BOTTLED BEER ON THE MARKET  Write, telephone, telegraph or call on  Greenwood Liquor Co*  JAS. McCREATH, Proprietor.  The Granby is the largest and the  chief in other respects of the three remarkable smelters which are treating  the low grade copper ores of the  Boundary country, ores which seldom!  exceed 1 ^ per cent copper. It has  been the longest established, and its  existence has been marked by continual growth, and as time has gone by  the quantity of ore yearly dealt with is  getting larger and larger, so that a  period of profit getting, entirely apart  from the unprecedented rise in the  value of copper, has been possible.  For it is.now a fact that were copper  to drop ten or even more cents, other  conditions remaining the same, the  Granby.would be in a position to clear  a profit upon its operations.  At the present moment the Granby  has eight furnaces, 204x46 inches,  which are capable of producing over  3000 tons of ore daily, 'the exact  amount depending upon the nature of  the charges, the more silicious.theless  ore being handled. But large as this,  output is, the Granby is not yet-> satis-!  fied, and Manager Hodges informed a;  Daily News reporter, on the occasion'  of a recent visit to the works, that it  was his intention to bring the aggregate  tonnage handled up to a higher figure  yet by means of the simple process i of  lengthening each furnace 48 inches.i  This will bring the furnaces, remod-]  elled, up to the size of the monster  furnaces being installed at Trail and at  Boundary Falls, and the capacity of the  Granby, under such conditions will be  between 4000 and 5000 tons a day,  ordinarily.  Low Reduction Casts.  Despite the high price oi labor, the'  costliness of fuel and the evident care,:  shown in more than. one place, taken  of the safety of the employees, the cost1  of reduction at the Granby is probably  lower than any other smelter, wherever  situate, and in this regard the Granby  is a model for reduction works among  smeltermen generally. In this respect  the Grand Forks plant is attracting  wide attention.  Simplicity, as already noted, is the'  key-note of the general plan of all the:  Boundary smelters, but in the Granby  this salient feature,-despite the vast  size of the works^ and 1 the apparent  complexity of the work, is even more  in evidence. This is- furthered at  Grand Forks by reason of the crushing  of the bulk of the ore ��� passed through  the furnaces at the main mines of the]  company at Phoenix.  The railway track (coming in from  the mines is elevated for over a quarter  of a mile upon a lofty trestle, and under  this trestle is arranged a series of bins.  Unlike the.B.C. and Dominion companies' smelters, these bins do not run  in parallel rows, involving a conveyer  belt, but are in one longj-straight line,  the trestle above, the'smelter electric  track beneath, the bins above,: and on  either side.  Parallel to this is the long smoke  chambers and flue, terminating in a  lofty stack at either end of the works,  four furnaces going into the one, and  four into the other. Next comes in  another straight line the eight furnaces,  each alike, each equidistant from the  other. Below and beyond is a parallel  building, under the roof of which is  handled the matte and the slag^ at one  end of which is situated the converter  plant. At one extremity of the plant  is the power room, and at the other the  the blowers.  Using 4000 H.P.  Everywhere the motive power is electricity^ of which '4000 h.p. are taken  up 'daily at the'mines and smelter.  Everywhere the live wires are safeguarded, a condition which while it involves something extra in the way of  expenses, has this offset by the added  security to thelives of the men working in the plant, some 350 in number.  There are two exceptions to the use of  electricity, the one being the orts  shipped down from the mines are  brought by steam power, and that the  slag Is taken away through the same  agency.  A noteworthy point in the management of the Granby smelter  is the  method adopted  of feeding  the  fur-  ���naces.   The plan adopted elsewhere is  the side feed, wherein the ore is brought  to the side of the furnace by trolley  tram, and then the car turned into the  furnace,   being   overbalanced   on   its  truck by the aid of three men.    Mr.  Hodges has a method all his own.   In  the first instance, the furnace ore cars  are divided into compartments, and are  filled under the big trestle set of bins  in the  ordinary way, except that the  compartments in the cars' mean that  the ore is more intimately related to its  fluxes.   The car is then brought, to the  end of the  furnace land   run   into it.  This is effected   by providing a set of  small wheels on wither side of the car j  at the top.    These catch on a projecting ledge running the whole length of  the furnace right and left, just as soon  as the car leaves the track at the mouth  of the furnace.    Three'Cars  are thus  backed in, and are suspended by their  upper wheels over' the  burning mass  below,1 while still attached to the little  electric motor outside.   The release of  a lever, operated  by  one   man, drops  the whole contents of the cars into the  furnace.    But in order.to prevent the  forming of a partly frozen cone of finer  material in the middle of the furnace,  the cars are so opened as to permit the  ore falling out on either side of them,  and thus the fresh supply or ore, Mr.  Hodges   maintains,   is ; placed  at the  side of the furnace, and  not in  the  center.   As will be noted, this means a  great-saving in time and labor.  Hirtllv'SUr Mr Matte.  The slag and matte are handled in  much! the same manner as at the other  Boundary plants. The matte is lifted  by a huge'crane, aftet having been run  into moulds; and theii'taken to the east  end of the building, where is situated  the convenor plant, where blister copper, 99 fine, is made for the metal  market. The slag is handled by a  little steam railway, the pots being  aboutihalf the size of those used at  Greenwood. - This railway does not  run immediately parallel to the furnaces,1 but does so outside of the building, whence side tracks-allow the diminutive locomotives to bacK the empty  pots for filling, up to the furnaces,  taking away those filled. The copper  saved is stated at 24 pounds to the  short ton.  A feature of the plant is the extensive machine shops wherein everything  possible is made on the works themselves, thus saving much in freight and  first cost. Officials and men are working together in harmony at this gigantic  plant, and a long series of successful  operations thus evidently lie ahead of  the company.  FIRE,-  -L.IFK  AND      ,  ACCIDENT.  3it0urance agent  ������������������������ PLATE   GLASS  AFFIDAVITS  F.DKI.ITV    BONDS. ^   TAKI*��  PHOENIX,  Founded 1892���Incorporated 1893.  NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C.  Provides a Christian home for students of both sexes at moderate rates.  Has a preparatory class for junior students, doing grade public school work.  Does high scliool work, confers all high  Bchool privileges, and prepares for teachers' examinations. Teaches all branches  of a Practical Business Course and gives  Diplomas. Gives a liberal education in  its Collegiato Course and in the Ladies J  Course for M.E.L. and M.L.A. In University work, can take students through  the complete Arts Course, and the degree of B.A. can be obtained from Toronto Univeraity, which the college is<in  lut affiliation.  For fuller information and terms write.  Rev. W. J. Slpperell, B.Aij B.Di.Prind-  pal; or Rev. 5. P. Bowel!, Bursar.     -  Ore ToiiBfcje tor Southeast Kootenay.  The following are the reported ore  shipments and smelter receipts in  Southeastern British Columbia districts  lor the week ending March 30, and the  year to date, in tons.  SHIPMENTS.  DISTRICT. .  WEEK.  YEAR.  East  of Columbia  River         2,147  28,689  Rossland       6,2 13  62,080  Boundary   26,623  34.989  220,660  Total   3ir>429  SMELTER  RECEIPTS.  SMELTER.  WEEK.  YEAR.  Grand Forks  16,390  122,346  Greenwood   5.470  50,666  Boundary Falls ...  1,584  39,834  Nelson           319  5,008  Northport   1,656  17,034  Marysville   60O  7,800  Trail   5>483  33,9��2  57,"5  Total   299,803  *><% ��">���<����� o.��<-�� ��->-���-<? O.CK* 1 c^so o-m<% r^o^rs �����>������.��?�� r^e  rOUR COPPER CORNER 5  MATTERS  OF   INTEREST   TO   THOSE   INTERESTED    IN    THE A  COPPER   MINING   INDUSTRY *  I  Chamberlain's Salve'is good for any  disease of the skin. '- It allays the itching, and -burning vsensation.4nstantly.  For sale by all druggists.  ���<**>���<�� Cs>-��<* %>���*-�� O'CrO:  Privilege ot Small Investors.  The interest in the copper situation  is emphasized by the rapidity with  which new copper districts are opened,  says the Denver Mining Record. If  we were to make'a comparison between  the situation now and that of five years  ago, we cannot help seeing the difference between the degrees of desire to  invest in the red metal. It is only five  years since Arizona was enjoying a  popular copper boom. By that we  mean there were a number of companies organized at regular intervals to  sell slock to small investors. Few of  these enterprises proved successful,  principally because none of them secured a sufficient amount of money to  thoroughly develop and equip a copper  property. So far as the small'investors  were concerned, the boom went out of  Arizona and there was very little  interest in the copper situation until a  year ago.  For the past two years the prices of  the red metal have been ranging much  higher, and we look back with a spirit  of amusement at the predictions of  such men as Lawson that we should  eventually see a stable market at 12  cents a pound. When copper finally  climbed up to 15 and 16 cents a  pound, the economists of the country  warned us that any price above 12  cents would result in nothing but a se  vere reaction. Now that the price is  maintained around 25 cents a pound,  we can readily understand that the  demand is really brisk enough to keep  the figures pretty close to that standard.  The opening of Ely, Nev., was a  signal for another popular drive among  small investors, and while Ely is still  a young camp, we find that all oi the  ���L>��xa o�������� o��-4* oao a^-m  inside properties have practically been  secured, and that heavy interests are  held by Eastern and Western capitalists. This is also true of the districts  in Alaska and British Columbia. One  of the most remarkable features, however, is to be found in the situation in  Arizona. During the past few months  promoters have been turning toward  that old favorite field, but they have  found that everything from good prospects to partially developed properties  have been secured by men of wealth.  But there is one feature that remains  distinctly the privilege of the small investors. This is practically the operation along exploration lines. Even a  few thousand dollars will sufficiently  prospect copper ground to make it a  valuable selling property, and the demand for this class of prospects is very  brisk among heavy investors. These  men realize that if they attempt to  secure a developed copper mine, they  must deal with other men of wealth  who are not disposed to relinquish any  of their rights, because they, too, are  in the business on a large scale. This  makes it almost imperative for capitalists to cast about for good looking  prospects, and a copper property will  always bring comparatively higher  prices than a gold or silver prospect in  the same stage of development.  Whooping Cough.  I have used Chamberlain's Cough  Remedy in my family in cases of  whooping cough, and want to tell you  that it is the best medicine I have ever  used.���W. F. Gatson, Posco, Ga. This  remedy is safe and sure. For sale by  all druggists,  HOW TWO BEAUTIFUL WOMEN CURED  PELVIC CATARRH BY TAKING PE-RU-NA.  Headache,   Backache and Weakness Are Symptoms  of Pelvic Catarrh.  Doctored a Year With No Relief���Hearth  Restored By Pe-ru-na.  Mrs. Sophia Cslwell, box 857, NuhvlU*, Tonn.,  writes:  "After doctoring for �� year *nd finding no xallat  ifrom leucorrhea resulting from prolapsus uteri, and  which was sapping my life forces away, I finally  tried Peruna, and when T found that it was helping  me every day, it seemed almost too good to be true.  "But, it not only helped me, it cured me and in a  very short time. I am now enjoying the belt of !  health.  "I am strong and free from pain, and I cwrtsJnly  feel that all praise and honor are due to Peruna."  Miss Edith Roams, 720  Dayton, Ohio, writes:  "I suffered for some time with  and female troubles.  "I had been under the treatment of a good 1  I physician for about nine  months without;  obtaining any relief, when Feruna was rec-  | ommended to me.  "After taking twelve bottles of this medi- \  cine I have completely regained my health  "1 am pleased to recommend; Peruna to tiny f  f one Buffering from the above ailments  I   THE organs of the pelvis, liko other  Internal organs  of  the   body, are  Hurt by mucous membranes.   .  Theae membranes are liable to catarrh  the same aa tbe mucous membranes In  aay other part of the body.  Perrlc catarrh may be caused by the  extension of catarrh from other parts of  the body.  Or, it may be brought on by overwork,  by irritating discharges and by excesses  of various kinds.  " When the organs of the pelvis once  become the seat of catarrh, various derangements arise which are called by  different names.  A long list ot diseases, which cannot)  be  discussed in public print,, some of  j them peculiar to the female 6ox, others  common to both sexes, are caused by  catarrh of tho pelvic organs.  Local treatment does not seem to be  of any use.  Homoot tho organs are so located as  to be beyond reach.  Peruna is an internal, systemic remedy.  It relieves catarrh wherever located in  the human body.  Thousands of t-asi-s of pelvic catarrh  have, been relieved by the internal use of  Pern im.  Peruna aims to relieve catarrh only.  Poruna is not a cure-all, but can be  relied upon to relieve catarrh in all its  various phases, locations and stages.  Followed Dr. Hartman'* Advice.  Mrs. Lizzie Lohr, 1158 W. 18th stroet,  Chicago, 111., writes:  "1 take pleasure in writing you, thinking there may be other women suffering as 1 did. I was rundown so far that  X had to sit down to do my cooking���I  was so weak. The doctors wanted to  operate on me. At last I wrote to Dr.  Hartman, telling him how I was, and ha  told ine bow to take Peruna. I did as  he told tt>p. and now I am enred."   The   "Jolts"  and "Jars"  Life  are what use people up.  Most people live pretty well up to the  limit of their powers, and so long as  everything goes smoothly that is  apparently all right; but a "jolt" or  a "jar" in the shape of business  worries, domestic anxieties, or an  attack of La Grippe, Pneumonia,  Typhoid, or other wasting disease,  suddenly reveals the fact tbat there is  a sad lack of reserve force to meet  these contingencies and the result is  serious, often fatal. A wise man will  see to it that his system is fully  fortified against sudden attack. To  attain this result nothing is so sure  and effective as  FERROL  This fact has been fully established by  actual experience. If, therefore, you  feel you are not in first-class shape  physically, do not fail to take a course  of FERROL at once. It contains Cod  Liver Oil, Iron and Phosphorus���just  what you need, it is easy to take, never  fails, and you  " Know  What You Take"  J. B. BOYLE, Chemist and Druggist,  Phoenix, B. C.  THIS IS THE TIME  to order your  supply   of Fire  Wood,  either  for  immediate use  or for the  future.    All orders promptly filled.  GENERAL   SANITARY    AND   SCAVENGER  WORK DONE ON SHORT NOTICE.  MINERAL ACT.  D. L. Mclntominey  City Scavenger,  TEL. No. B32.        PHOENIX, B.C.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  "Montrose Fractional" Mineral Claim, situate In  the Greenwood Mining Division cf Yale District.   Where located: Deadwood camp.  TAKE NOTICE tqat I, Forbes M. Kerby, Free  Miner's   Certificate   No. Booooo,  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 sec-  Uon 37, must be commenced before the issuance  of such Certificate of Improvements.  h<yo<yo<><><><yo<><>q  I Golden    8  Hotel  5���  Dated this 19th day of December, ��.D 1906.  FORBES M.   KERBY.  soap ��� the genuine made froin  the very finest vegetable oils  and flower perfumes���and the  imitations made from chemical  perfumes and chemically  bleached animal fats, to resemble,  as much as possible in appearance, the genuine  "Baby's Own"  Absolutely no expense is spared  to make "Baby's Own" as good  a soap as can be made, yet  it costs you no more than the  inferior imitation. 6-07  Albert Soaps Ltd. Mrs.,    -    Montreal.  NOTICE.  To the Board of License Commissioners,  Phoenix, B. O.  NOTICK is herebv given that the undersigned will at the next meetingof the  Board of License Commissioners for the  City of Phoenix apply for n transfer of  a retail liquor license granted in respect  of the Knob Hill Hotel, r-irst Street,  Phoenix, B. C. from W.J. Morrison and  James Anderson to JnmeB McArdle and  James Anderson. , ,  Dated at Phoenix, B. C, this 5th day of  November, 1906.  W. J.  Morkison,  Jamkb Andkbhon.  V^N^DIAri-r)  Reduced Rates  Atlantic Seaboard  '+&W%>%''%>   to    '%'%*+**'+>  Kootenay Points  Effective for Trns-Atlantic  Passenger arriving on or subsequent to April 26, th.  Colonist   Rates  From all Points  ONTARIO,   QUEBEC,  MARITIME  PROVINCES  ST. PAUL, CHICAGO  and  UNITED STATES,  On Sale Daily till  30th April.  Send   for  your  friends  while the rates'are low.  For  detailed   information   apply to  Local Agents  T. S.Carter, D.P.A. Nelson, B.C.  E. J. Coyle, A.G.P.A.,  Vancouver, B. C.  Application to Transfer   Liquor License.  NOTICE is hereby given that I intend  to apply, at the next meeting of. the  Board of License Commissioners of the  Corporation of the City of Phoenix, B.  C, lor the transfer of the license to sell  liquors at retail on the premises known  as the Central Hotel, corner of Second  street and Old Ironsides avenue, Phoenix. B. C, now held by me, to Axel Lil-  jenberg.  Dated at Phoenix, B. C.,this 20th day  of October, 1906.  6t   (Signed)   AUGUST JACKSON.  THE  COPPER  HANDBOOK  (New Edition Issued Novembar IS, 1906.)  Is a dozen books in one, covering the  history, geography, geology, chemistry,  mineralogy, metallurgy, terminology,  uses, statistics and finances of copper.  It is a practical book, useful to all and  necessary to most men engaged in any  branch of the copper industry.  Its facts will pass muster with the  trained scientists, and its language is  easily understood by the everyday man.  It gives the plain facts in plain English  without fear or favor. It lists and describes 4626 copper mines and companies in all parts of the world, descriptions running from two lines to sixteen pages, according to importance of  the property. The Copper Handbook  is conceded to be the  World's Standard Reference  Book on Copper.  The mining man needs the book for  the facts it gives him about mines, mins  Ing and metal. The investor needs  the book for the facts it gives him about  mining, mining investments and copper statistics. Hundreds of swindling  companies are exposed in plain English.  Price is $5 in buckram with gilt top;  $7.50 in full library morocco. Will be  sent, fully prepaid, on appioval, to any  address ordered, and may be returned  within a week of receipt if not found  fully satisfactory.  Horace J. Stevens  Editor and Publisher  36     POSTOFFICE     BLOCK,     HOUGHTON,  MICHIGAN.  A pencil mark here tiJkT"  is a reminder thatvoursub-  scription to this paper ia  now past due, and the publisher will appreciate your  promptattention.  \tyfito  1 f-t CUl *'s  Ul'/fl  /i;* *  ,j'r  Hi  ! ^ r! $r  4  . 4  t  1  ��  - j  I       '  ��  5    V  1   .   T THE   PHO'ENTX  PIONEER.  it'lJ  Rfi'��  S  ,*,# :.U  f^r'-s  m  i >.  wmi  ilr  &.  Si,  & V  ��! a  �����>  m  ? Vf  i  M  m  m  IS 3*g��.  y,  HfSW  Hi  iSfj'  H  li  PI -  ��.*  SS*'*'  2E  Loading: Metal of Boundary'! Leadini  Mlnlnf Camp  Hotel Balmoral  Now snd Up-to-date,  Centrally Located,  Qood Sample Rooms.  Corner Knob Hill Are., and First St.,  PHOENIX, B. C. .  J. A  NoMASTER  ���** Proprietor.  I��  s In and Around Phoenix  The Only First-Class  and Up-To-Dste Hotel  In Phoenix ���'. . . .   .  "^Brooklyn  Jas. Marshall, Prop  PHOENIX,-.  STEAM HEATED  New H 0111 re liar to  roof. Dent Snilipl?  Koonm I'.t Boundary  Opposite <�� l^. depot.  Modern llatliroouiH  Under New Management  Hotel Alexander  R. y. Chisholm, Prop.  Conducted in First-Class shape.   Choice stock of Irrigating goods.  Special attention to dining room.    Large,   airy  and  well  furnished rooms.  Dominion Aveaw ... Pboeaix, B C.  Don't forget Boyle is the Druggist.  Dr. Mathison, dentist.  See the ad of James in this issue of  the Pioneer.  Hannam's milk suffers no addition  or subtraction.  Winter still tries hard to linger in  the lap of spring.  Dry wood in car lots. Apply to  J. Trombley, Phoenix, B. C. '  Before  buying your furniture else- j  where, call on R. J. Gardner. j  Prescriptions properly   prepared by!  Boyle, the Druggist. |  Burton's and Bass' Ale on draft ta |  the Hotel  Brooklyn.  Woodchoppers wanted. Inquire of  J. J. Bassett, Hartford Junction.  See Miss McDonald, milliner, for  sewing machines and supplies.  Spring seems to be having quite a  time to persuade winter not to linger  longer in her lap.  The B. C. Telephone Co. has just  distributed u new directory to subscribers in the Boundary, corrected to  date.  Hrara5H5H5a5H5ES25a5S5a5a5H5SSH5K��525E5H��n^^  25HSH515H5HSa5E5H5H5H5il5ES2rera5^  flowers! Flowers! Flowers!  Asparagus   Ferris,   Begonias,   Geraniums,  Easter Tillies.  CARNATIONS, STOCKS, HYACINTHS,  every Saturday Night.  . Orders taken for any kind of plant.  ,.'.  See display in window  Fine Line  j  'Phone  Hi.  of Chocolates   Just Arrived  A M E S  Greenwood  'Stage Office  Knob Hill Ave.  > Phoenix, B. C.  H5Kr!JiM25a5rl525E525H5E5Z5a52525ESa2ra  HFH52SE5HS2SSSBSSS2SHSH52SESE52SE5SHSE52525asa5HSaSSSESS52SE5rlSHSrl52S  Mrs. V. M, Sherbino was taken to  Greenwood this week, suffering from a  complication of troubles, and is seriously ill.  At a raffle at E. A. Black's, Tuesday evening, George Pratt won the  fine, cut glass punch bowl, and J.  Cattenhead secured the gold watch.  At the Methodist church on Sunday  the subject will be "Bethel's Broken  Vows," being a continuation of the  series, "Characters that have Moulded  the Centuries." ���..' '  Patrick William George went to  Spokane this week, where he was mar  ried to Elizabelh Curphey, both, of  Phoenix. The newly married couple  will make their residence here.      -���  Boyle, the Druggist.  Dr. Mathison, dentist, Bank Block,  April  roth  to r4th, inclusive.  Sewing machines to rent at $3 per  month. See Miss McDonald, milliner.  Encycloypaedia Britannica, 26 vols.,  for sale at less than half cost. Inquire  a 1 Pioneer office.  There will be a sale of new and up-  to date millinery, in the Delahay Block,  from the 6th of April till the 15th.  Next Wednesday will be the regular  monthly payday with the mines of this  rump, when the amount will be a little  larger than last month.  Don't forget Church of England  Ladies'Guild sale next Thursday at  Miners' Union hall, 2.30 p. m., followed by a dance in the evening.  The Pioneer is in receipt of the first J %��ffi*8s&&$::  number of the B. C. Home Magazine,  published at Vancouver. It is .Y well  printed, illustrated publication, giving  evidence that some one is putting a  lot of hard work into it.  J. L. Martin went over to the Coeur  d'Alene country in Idaho Tuesday,  where he is largely interested in the  Carney and Brown Metal groups of  copper claims, both of which are being  actively developed. His daughter,  Marjorie, came up from Spokane Sunday to spend the week with her  mother.  E. E. Busteed, of Vancouver, superintendent of the Pacific division of the  C. P. R. (succeeding R. Marpole^;  Chief Engineer Cartwrigbt, and J. H.  Lawrence, superintendent of the Koot-  enay-Boundary divisions, came in  Thursday on a special, on a general  trip of inspection���the first since the  recent elevation of Mr. Busteed to his  present position.  DIAMONDS  THE  BIRTH   STONE  KOlt   APWir.  We have in our stock a nice selection of Loose und Mounted  Stones in various styles. Single  Stone Rings from $15 to $280.  Diamond and Fancy Combinations all prices. Brooches  from $15 to $185.  Jt-r��   Jr\9  ��1 The Jeweler fc-  Knob Hill Ave.  Phoenix, B. C.  im��mzm%m%%z%i^  COMING AND GOING  A PRETTY CHOICE  of beautiful things is always here at  your command. Here you will always  find nil that is prettiest and best in  all kinds of  JEWELRY  If you want a pi ft for a friend ornn  ornament for yourself, yon can always rely on getting just what you  want at this store. We like to lnu e  eople come in and inspect < nroffcr-  gs. We leave it to the beauty of  our jewelry to make bnvers of them.  GEO. eTdEY,  ���JEWELER  KNOB Jinx AVE., PHOEVIX, B.C  pe  in  4W��V4MW����sM  f-4*-'  FURNITURE  Carpet6 in the piece.  Cotton Ingrains and  Tapestry Squares.  Japanese Matting.  Linoleums and Table Oilcloth.  gjsW FULL LINES OF BEDDING.  PRICES RIGHT.    A CALL INVITED.  R. J. GARDNER,  HARDVBlOCK        -       PHOHNIX, B.C.  Phoenix Opera House  Friday, April 12  ByEuqnest of Myrakl Theatre Goers ..  ��� ��� The Newest Comedy Melodrama  A JOLLY  AMERICAN  TRAMP  llv tin- Author, "A POOR EPILATION "   PEACEFUL VALLEY."   Ktc.  Do You Like Sensation  r Pathos, Comedy, Uniqnrneps,  Splendor, a Happy and thrilling Combination of all that is  iiood   in   the   American   Play.  Large and Expensive Cast, ail New  and Elegant Scenery  Breezy,   Prisk, Rapid Untiring  Interesting.  Seats on sale at Tom Brown V.  JET THE BEST  | Church Services Tomorrow  0%**'%+.^%e*%e%*SaS+r  Methodist���Sunday School at 2:30  p. m. evening service '7:30 p. m.  Thursday evening, prayer meeting and  choir practice. A cordial invitation to  all these services. Rev. J. Wellesley  Whittaker.  St. Andrews'  Presbyterian Church  Preaching     Service     tomorrow    at  7:30  p. ni. Sunday school and Bible  class at 10:00 a m. A cordial welcome  to all.    Rev.  Samuel  Lundie, Pastor.  Catholic���Church of Our  Lady of  the   Good Counsel.���Divine Service  every 2nd and 4th  Sunday of each  month.    Holy Mass, 10 a.m.   Sunday  school, 2:30 p.m.    Vespers and Bene  diction,   7.30   p.m.     father   J.   A.  Bedard. O.M.I. Pastor,  Church of England���Services n  a.  m. and 7:30 p. M.,Rev. R. A. Heath  Fire Chief Stevens is meeting iwith  a good deal of success in organizing a  volunteer fire brigade. Mr. Stevens  has moved his family to the city hall,  where they are now comfortably settled.  Having sold the business-of the  Royal Billiard Parlors and Bowling  Alleys to Cosgrove & McAstoker, all  accounts due to March 15, 1907, are  due and payable to the undersigned.  R. H. Karatofskv.  'Phis week the Great Northern has  again been late several days, partly due  to late connections, and largely the;re-  sult of the so-called one-legged power  equipment supplied for the Phoenix  hill. A cafe car would be a great con:  venience to passengers on this route if  this sort of thing is to continue for any  length of time. ���"'"���';r.--i  This week D.Laurence McElroytook  over the stage line between Phoenix  and Greenwood, having purchased it  from James McCague, who has con  ducted it for several years past. > Mr  McElroy formerly lived in Phoenix,  before going into the restaurant business , at the recently burned Pacific  hotel in Greenwood, and ��� is favorably  known all over the Boundary. Mr  McCague expects to go to Vancouver  in a week or two.  ��� Comedy, pathos, wit, bright sayings,  brisk dialogue, clever specialties,  charming soubrettes, artistic vaude-  villians, and above all entrancing music,  with the latest songs, are some of- the  good things said of a'"Jolly American  Tramp," which will be at the Phoenix  Opera House, Friday, April. 12th.  "Laugh and the world laughs with you"  is a true axiom. To be sure you laugh  with the world, see "A Joliy American  Tramp," with Jim Smith as 'Happy.  Jack? .       i      ��� :'y:'y': '.���  Monday night's Calico Easter ball,  given by the Ladies' Aid of the Cath-;  olic church, - was ��� a most successful  affair from every' standpoint, the  spacious hall at the opera house being  literally crowded to the doors. Miss  Wallace received the cash prize of $15  for selling the most tickets, having disposed of 134, while Miss Rankin was  b.ut five behind with 129, getting the  second prize of $10. The ladies in  charge are to be congratulated, having  Betted $280.64, and wish to thank  those who assisted them.  Miss McKenzie, of Greenwood, has  been spending the week with Mrs.  John McRae.  H.'T. A, Twigg, surveyor for the  Dominion Copper Co., went down to  the coast this week.  ���  E. St raggett, road superintendent  for Grand Forks riding, was a visitor in  the city yesterday.  Karl A. Smeed, representing W. J.  Gage ii' Co., Ltd., of Toronto, visited  Phoenix this week for the first time.  M. Moser returned a few days ago  from Spokane, in the interest of his  steam dome separator, a recent invention.  James H. Kennedy, chief engineer  of the V. V. & E., was here this week,  to inspect the grading being done on  the Victoria shaft spur to the Granby  mines.  Maurice M. Johnson, of Salt Lake  city, consulting engineer for the \ Dominion Copper Co., arrived in the  Boundary again last Wednesday, to  remain several days.  T. L. Herschmer left this week for  Cobalt, Ont, having received a wire  from his brothe-in-law, T. Herbert  Rea, to come at .once and accept a  good mining position in that camp.  E. E. Gardanier, superintendent for  the Dominion Copper Co. in this  camp, left Tuesday for his old home  in Salt Lake City, Utah, being called  by the serious illness of bis mother.  P.W. Tierney, C. P. R. contractor,  was here several,days again this week,  and. his construction, outfit for the  building of the three-quarter mile addition to the Rawhide trackage facilities is now on the ground.  James Moran, one Of the old timers  of Phoenix, but who is now comfortably settled on a ranch-at Toroda creek,  on the American side near Midway,  was a visitor here a few days ago, shaking hands with old friends.   ;'������  Miss Rosanna Wall, of the primary  department of the public school, has  been spending the week in Nelson,  attending the teachers' institute, her  department in our local institution of  learning being closed meantime.  - Mrs F. M. Kerby, of Grand Forks,  was visiting with L. Y. Birnie this  week, at his new home on Grey Eagle  avenue. Doris, the little daughter of  Mr. Birnie, came up Sunday, after  spending the winter in Grand Forks.  Frederic Keffer, engineer for the  B. C. ..Copper Co... returned Sunday  evening from a month's trip to the  east, where he attended the meeting of  the Canadian Mining Institute at: Toronto, and the office of the company  in New York.  No Strike of Trainmen.  After consultations lasting days and  weeks, the trainmen of all railways west  of Chicago reached an agreement with  the representatives of the companies  on Thursday, by which there will be  no strike, as threatened for some weeks  past. The managers granted an ad  vance in wages of ten per cent, but  declined to give the nine hour day.  Both sides made concessions, and  there will be no labor trouble, which  would tie up the business of the  entire west,  ^ HOTEL    UNION *  EHOLT,   B.C.  A New Pity Cumin*.  In "A Jolly American Tramp," E.  E. Kidder, the well known playwright,  who wrote a "Poor Relation" and  "Peaceful Valley" for Sol Smith Russell, solves the problem that has vexed  the rural communities for years. In it,  Mr. Kidder attempts to show that with  kindness and just appreciation of man,  even in rags, and the consequent respecting of his rights, will impel even  the most confirmed "hobo" to think  he is on earth for a purpose. In this  play the author promises a new and  rather novel motive, that of a rascally  husband insuring the life of his wife,  then stupefying her with drugs, hiding  her in an attic of a deserted (and supposed to be haunted) house, substituting another body forher'sandcollecting  the insurance theron. Through the  medium of an ordinary tramp the  wronged wife is liberated and restored  to rights that had been wrested from  her, and the guilty punished. There  is said to be a happy blending of  pathos and wit in "A Jolly American  Tramp." The cast contains the names  of such well and favorably known  players as Jim Smith, who plays  'Happy Jack,' the tramp; Ella LePage,  the dainty little soubrette; Elizabeth  Taylor, the well known comic Opera  prima donna, late of the Castle Square  Company; Elinor Dunbar, a clever  character Irishwoman, and in fact every  part is in the hands of a competent  artist, and the play is said to be one of  the most successful comedy melo-.  dramas on the road this season. It  will be the orTering'at Phoenix, Friday,  April 12.'-  The  best  conducted   Hotel   in  BAR AND TABLE FIRST-CLASS.  the most  Boundary.  important  railway  town   in   the  \v.   H.   TOUNRV,   l'ltop.  Invest  Your Money  In Such Legitimate Shares as Will Prove  an Investment if not a Quick Money Maker.  Mr.  Cured of Rheumatism.  Wm.  Henry of Chattanooga,  Phoenix is on a solid basis and MUST GROW. Real  estate was never so low, and money will be made iii buying business and residential property. Every residence  in Phoenix is rented. Business is good. Buy now, and  get the advance. _���-���.  MINING CLAIMS AND STOCKS A SPECIALTY  Idaho stocfts Will Bring Quick Riiurns.  Will Sell Today:  Granby -   Dominion _   International Coal...   Alhambra (Coeur d'A.)...  Copper Klngr   Oro Denoo   Burke ��... ;���.   Bullion   Happy Day   Heckla   Idaho Mont, 8   Sonora (Coeur d'A.)..  Snow Storm..   Stuart   Furnace Cr. (Calfl.)...  Sullivan   Skylark ��� ���  I  J.   L. MARTIN,  Prompt Attention to Corresponcfencc. ���   Bank BIcrk, Ffcoirix, F.C  ��**aOs*s*s*i��a*B����/  Tenn., had rheumatism in his left arm.  "The strength seemed to have gone  out of the muscles so that it was useless for work," he says. "I applied  Chamberlain's Pain Balm and wrapped  the arm in flannel all night, and to my  relief I found that the pain gradually  left me and the strength returned. In  three weeks the rheumatism had disappeared and has not since returned."  If troubled with rheumatism try a few  applications of Pain Balm. You are  certain to be pleased with the relief  which it affords. For sale by all  druggists.  Latest Mining Stook Quotations.  L9O7  We have a splendid stock of  FURNITURE  to select from.  Reported  Neleon.B.C.  W. D. Lawson, who has been accountant in the local branch of the  Eastern Township Bank for the last  year, has been transferred to the Montreal office, and will leave for the east  next week. His position here is being  filled by R. H. Carmichael.  by B. B.  Mighton   & Co.,  Corrected to April 3,1907.  BID   ���      A8KBD  .31 .35 .  8.12>2'    8.25  120.00     140.00  The New and Enlarged  Edition Contains  j 25,000 New Words  * New Gazetteer of the World  < u-ltli mora than 25,000 titles, baaed on the  ��� Iuiest census returns.  New Biographical Dictionary  containing- the names of over 10,000 noted  persons, dute or birth, deutb, etc.  E-llled by W. T. HAKRI8* Ph.DM IA.D..  T. iijtwi States Commissioner of Education.  2380 Quarto Paces  New I'lulci.       WOO llltutraUon*.        Rich Bhidtngi,  Needed inEveryHonoe  Special Rates Prom the East.  The Canadian Pacific Railway Company announce 1 eduction in fares from  Canadian Allantic Ports to ihe Kootenay District for settiers arriving in  Canada afier April 26th. The rate,  Montreal to Phoenix, is $34 40.  Through reduced rates from Great  Britain.ur ihe continent quoted on  applica'imt in IocjI agents or J. S.  Carter, I) P.A , Nelson..  J. E. McAllister, manager of the  British Columbia Copper Co., returned  to Greenwood last week Friday, having  spent the last three months in a trip to  the east, and as far as Vichy, France,  in search of better health���which latter  he seems to have found.  Alberta Coal and Coke  B.C.CopperCcloseN.Y.;  Cons. Smelters   Cariboo McKinney 03  Dominion Copper.      5.25  Denoro Mines...........        ���  Furnace Creek       1.60  Gertie......        .2014  International Coal        .57  Rambler Cariboo 30  Nicola Coal Mines 05>��  Nicola Valley C. AC. 100.00  Snowshoe ���    .40  Snowstorm       2,84  Stewart      2.50  iStart the Year 1907  Right in your business by getting a New Line of  Blank Books and Office Needs  r We have a large stock,of these goods, with labor saving  systems and can fit you out in good shape. Let us have  your order.  McRae Bros* & Smith, Ltd  Knob Hill Avp,  STATIONERS, ETC.  Phoenix,���B. C.      _^  Thomas R. Drummond, who has  been local manager for the Dominion  Copper Co. since work was resumed  under the present management in July,  1905,' started Tuesday for Cobalt,  where he takes a responsible position  at the request of M. M. Johnson ' at  the Nipissmg mine, of which company  Samuel Newhouse is president. Mrs  Drummond and children will not  go to Cobalt for some little time yet.  The  Alfo Webster's Collegiate Dictionary with  m6Paxes. 1400 Illustrations. Size: 7x10x3^ in.  A Special Thin Paper Edition De Luxe  '��� *!:'-,.. 1 rrnmth*<tflme plA(��i m rtfrolor edition.   It  I 11... J...,,.,n.flimjittilroundcurner*.  Blxo:fi^x8H<l^ in.  FP.I.Z., ���' A Test in Pronunciation," instruc-  .. u . . -1 f i<>!itnfninir.  Al*o illustrated pamphlets.  G. a C.  MERRIAM CO.,  Pv'.il.ihera, 3prlngfleld, Mnas.  B. B. Mighton & Go.  MINING BROKERS  NELSON,  ���Subject In cotifirmntion we will sell  BRITISH COLUMBIA.  200.) AUii-riii Oonl (tieuH.).   ...        .32  50(1 Ii C. Aiui'vr.-nnueil Coul.. Bid  2IH)0 Oiinl.on .Mi-Kiniifv  0;j>  2510 K Hi..111     '       ....        Bi<f  1000 Jntirii.iti  iial CortI         .01  3000 Nicola Cal Mini's 0��!><  6000 Pathfinder 02M  10(O Telkwa Mines   ...       .15 "  100 B.C .Copper       8.60  100 li iminion Copper       5.75  100 Fun.ace Creek       1.75  100 Stewart       2.75  We liuve uiiide special arrangements for dealing in "Curb securities.   Ask  ns for quotation before buying elswhere.  DRAWEE 1082.  L. D. PHOK& HO.  William Hunter Go., Limited.  Snmhtiim Attrnttr.  Men's Suits  Men's Hats  Men's Shirts  Men's Shoes  I Ladies' and Children's Goods  " Yotf Want a'nice nobby and up-to-date suit you will  find a choice selection in our line of men's stylish clothing  for  winter.   We sell the kind that wear well and look well.  Men's Sllirts You will find it hard to duplicate our handsome line of men's shirts, in golf and negligee with attached and detached cuffs plain and pleated bosoms.  Men's Hats A large assortment, just in, of those new  fall    blocks,   in   Black and Brown,  Men S Shoes Our line of shoes is complete, you should  see them before purchasing. Our patent calf dress shoes  and oxfords outshine tbem all.  Boy StfitS A new iot of perfect fitting norfolks and three  piece suits, stylish.  See our line of Ladies' Waists, Ladies' Shirts, Ladies' Collars,  Ladies' Shoes, Ladies'Linen Underirear, Children's  Wash Dresses.  Girls' and Boys' waists.  m  WILLIAM HUNTER  LTD.

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