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The Phoenix Pioneer and Boundary Mining Journal Apr 20, 1907

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 S^^iCTO&y*^  "7 ? J;e-",ative LJbrary    ���^ ���'  AND   BOUNDARY   MINING  JOURNAL.  KioiiTii Vicar.  PHOENIX,   BRITISH COLUMBIA, SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 1907.  No,   2 2  ���  COAL MINERS  ARE ALL OUT  Efforts   Making  Settle Strike  to  Widespread Effects of the East  Kootenay Trouble.  lost to arrange to bring men and operators together on some basis satisfactory to both, and thus set the wheels  of progress in motion once more.  PUBLIC LIBRARY  DONATION, $50.00  Spring  Suits  New  Hats  Soft  Shirts  lien's  Shoes  Our Spring Suits have arrived  and await your inspection.  Besides Campbell's, we have  stocked a complete line of the  celebrated "F1 T R li F O R M"  clothing. These suits are cut  in the latest style and sell them-  j selves.  e^o*  .  What about your new hat?  We have them in all styles, and  at any price.  <��  We are introducing this spring  an entire new line of nobby  American Soft Shirts���they are  right up to-date, you should have  a couple.  S>  As usual we lead in the display of 'Men's , Shoes, Fancy  Vests and all other lines of Gent's  Furnishings.  Ouce again, as anticipated, the "fat  is in the fire" in the coal fields of the  Crow's Nest Pass, and not a ton of  coal is being mined in the several extensive collieries in that section, either  in British Columbia or Alberta. The  union officers tried to hold the men in  line till the expiration of the 30 days'  notice recently given, but there was  nothing to stop individuals from quitting work, and they have been stopping  all this week, till now the mines and  coke ovens are as silent as the grave.  A vote was taken last week by the men  on a proposition to  strike, rather than! library^ was read, asking "for"financial  City to Pay Firemen When on  Doty.  At Wednesday's meeting of the city  council, there were present Mayor  Matheson and Aldermen Birnie, Carson, McKenzie, McAuliffe and Porter,  and considerable business of a routine  character was cleared up. A letter  was read from Danny Deane, asking  for reimbursement for expenses in connection with the illness of J. Gwinn,  who recently died in his hotel of erysipelas.  C. D. Hunter and V. M. Sherbino  appeared on behalf of the volunteer  fire brigade, asking that the council, in  its discretion, allow pay for those  actually attending fires. The council  decided to allow $1 for the first hour  and 75 cents for each subsequent hour  for members of the brigade who  attended fires, not to include false fire  alarms between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.  A communication from W. H. Bam-  bury, on behalf of the. Phoenix public  SMELTERS ARE  NOW CLOSING  Railways Shut Off All  Supplies  Cannot   Haul   Coke  Without Coal.  or  Ore  PROVINCIAL POLICE  NEEDED HERE  i*a**!*****^nn  t��5X9����������S(iX5Xa^^  Grocery pcpi  Ashcrofb Potatoes  California Celery  California Oranges  RUSSET  ROMAN BEAUTY  MISSOURI PIPPIN  GREENING  APPLES  Swift's Hams, Bacon and Lard  Tartan Brand Canned Goods  and Groceries.  These   goods   cost   you   no more  than others and are always   reliable.  laNware  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.  $cd.  accept the terms of Manager G. G. S.  Lindsey, of the Crow's Nest Pass Coal  Co., and it resulted almost overwhelm  ingly in favor of stopping till a new  agreement was reached.  The Dominion government's labor  department has.endeavored to put the  machinery of the Trades' Dispute Act  in motion, but the coal miners are not  waiting for the result of that, having  preferred to stop at once. . Agents of  the government are now in the Crow,  and a conference is promised for April  23rd, it being the feeling in well informed circles that the strike or walkout will not be of long duration.  Came ef tbe Stoppage.  On April 1st the contracts of the  miners with all the coal mining com  panies in the Crow expired. At that  time a conference was on at Calgary  between operators and miners' representatives, but this conference broke  up without accomplishing anything  whatever���with a stoppage of operations in plain sight.  The miners asked 10 per cent increase in wage's "and'a bi-weekly pay  day. At first they asked for a closed  shop, but this part of the demand was  afterwards dropped.  If reports are correct, the operators  make the preposterous demand for a  cut in wages, rather than an increase.  Of course, the miners would not listen  to that on any grounds. There the  matter stands, and the men refuse to  work without knowing under what  scale they are laboring.  Oae Man tbe Sticking Point.  From all that can be learned, one  man more than any other is the cause  of the general disastrous upheaval in  the coal fields, and that man is Mr.  Lindsey, the lawyer from Toronto, who  was made managing director of the  Crow's Nest Pass Coal Co. a couple of  years ago, when John R. Tonkin, in a  similar position, suddenly left the  country between two suns, with none,  employer or employee, to mourn his  departure.  Whether the statements regarding  Mr. Lindsay are true or not, is not  known here, but in all the negotiations  it is understood he has been the stumbling block, holding out on little  technicalities that any other operator  would have quickly settled with his  men. It is even said that all the other  operators were agreed on a basis of  contract, but Lindsey held out, and  being manager of the largest company  of the several interested, and being  able to cut the price of coal if the  others settled without his sanction, he  seemingly held the whip hand���-for the  time being, anyway.  It is confidently asserted that if Mr.  Lindsay could be eliminated from the  situation, it would soon be solved  satisfactorily to all concerned. Certain  it is that he is not making his company  earn anything at the present stage.  Wide Spread Effect of Strike.  While the smelters ofthe Kootenays  and Boundary ��� all of them ��� are  affected by the coal miners' strike,  and must close and throw out thousands of men unless the trouble is  speedily settled, the effects ofthe strike  are much wider than ever before. The  railways have no surplus coal on hand  whatever, not having fully recovered  from last winter's extreme shortage.  In fact, the C. P. R., was not hauling  ore out of Phoenix yesterday, on this  account.  This means the general freight trains  must stop running soon, and few or  none but passenger and mail trains be  operated���simply because the railways  rely so largely on the steam coal  supply from the East Kootenay  coal fields, now idle. At Calgary and  through the territories the strike is  viewed also with the greatest alarm,  for exactly the same reason. At Vancouver the same conditions exist, and  the saw mills must close soon, because  the railways have not sufficient coal to  move the products of the plants.  Thus it can be seen that with this  far reaohing effect,  no effort will  be  aid. The sum of $50 was granted to  this worthy object, after discussion by  the aldermen.  George E. Dey wrote the council  that, on account of his intended removal from the city, he had sent in  his resignation to the government as a  member of the police and licensing  commissions, the same to take effect  May 15th.  The city clerk was directed to write  the attorney-general, stating that the  city is now without a resident police  magistrate, and asking for the appointment of such an officer at once. A. S.  Hood was recommended by the council  for the position.  June 5th was set for the return of  the assessment rolls for 1907, the city  clerk being ordered to proceed with  their preparation, having them ready  to submit to the council on that date.  The city clerk was also ordered to insert formal notice in the. Phoenix Pioneer to the effect that all animals found  running at large in the city limits  would be impounded.Yi    -  Following is theiistof accountspresented to the council, examined by the  finance committee and ordered paid:  D. L. Mclntominey.........  $15 00  C. P. R        3  Morrin, Thompson & Co....     46  M. Mclntyre.     58  **         *��� - ..  ��� ��� ��� *       35  C. P. R. telegraphs    W. D. Lawson ,  N. Lemieux .,  W. R. Williams...   Hotel Brooklyn   A. B.Hood   Thomas Drug Co   Posteffice   Phoenix Electric Lighting Co  B. C. Telephone Co      12  Thomas Brown        5  Pioneer Publishing Co......     15  A. N. Nicholson      20  2  5  r  5  1  5  106  63  '5  87  25  09  00  00  00  2 5  00  5��  00  00  35  5��  00  00  Next week's pre shipments from the  Boundary will certainly look different  from the magnificent showing made  today, due to lack of black diamonds  on the part of the railways. Thursday  the C.P.R. officials notified ihe Granby  and Dominion Copper and ."snowshoe  people that no more ore would 0e accepted for shipment till further notice,  and for the present not a C. I'. R. ore  dump wheel is turning, where usually  50 cars are brought into and taken  out daily by the C.P.R.  The C.P.R. will probably handle the  B.C. Copper Co.'s Mother Lode ore  for a short time, because the run is on|y  three or four miles, and the company's  smelter has three weeks' coke supply  on hand.        , ���    ,���  Yesterday the Great Northern was.  doing big business hauling Granby ore,  and will continue to do so as long as  the coal supply holds out���though that  may not be for long.  The Boundary smelter  situation, in  brief, is this: Granby can only operate-  as long as the present coke stock lasts,  but a few days, even though the G. N.  secures coal for its own engines.  Dominion Copper blows out its re-,  duction works by tomorrow [Sunday],  evening, having neither coke nor ore.  B. C. Copper can run its smelter  till the middle of May if the C.P.R.  can do its part in hauling the needful  ore���a doubtful contingency.  The Granby, Dominion Copper and  Snowshoe mines will doubtless lay off  some muckers, but keep as many men  as possible on development for the  time being, hoping for an early and  favorable turn in affairs at   the collier-  Resident Officer for-Phoenix  Was Promised.  There is one need in- Phoenix that  the provincial government has not yet  attended to, as promised  by Premier  Mcllride, when he visited this pity last  January, and that is a resident'provincial policeman.    The narrow limits of  the corporation leave out all the. mines  and mine boarding houses, as well as  the mine buildings themselves, for the  most part, and  there is  frequent  call  from the police department of the city,  for duty outside the limits of the corporation.    For all  this  work the city  receives no pay, or if it does, there is  always  a dispute  as to   the account.  To remedy this, the appointment of a  provincial policeman here was   prom-1  ised by the premier, but so far it has I  not been done.  The larger number of men are re-'  - I  TOOK LOOK  ArCARIBOO  Lessees' Chairman at  Camp McKinney  Actual Mining Operations are  Now Commencing:.  sident outside the city proper, and only i."c, uu��or. ,c,t J^*��"/ ��� "  this week, the police had a hurrycall Jorks' ?Poka"e ,"����*�� ��  to take in three disputatious chaps to does not expect to return to  putatious chaps  preserve the peace. And the question  arises where is the pay to come from  for such cases, including board of  prisoners, pay of magistrate, and  transportation to Nelson, if prisoners  are sentenced to the jail there.  The   matter  was  looked ��� into . by  Mayor Matheson, when he was in Vic  Dr. R. B. Boucher, chairman of the  Can'boo-McKinney. Lessees, the business title of the Phoenix syndicate now  having a lease on the old Cariboo gold  mine in Camp McKinney, returned  Thursd-^frqru a visit to the property.  The doctor left yesterday  for Grand  coast, and  Phoenix  again before proceeding east, and then  later in the year carrying out his plans  to go to Germany for a year or two.  While at Camp McKinney, the  doctor made a thorough examination  of the mine, and arranged for a course  of development with those in charge of  the   property.     After    five    months'  les.  FRIENDS GAVE JUDGE A SEND-OFF.  Police  Mrs.Boalan won the golden sovereign prize at Thursday's dance.  Greenwood and Midway are both  announcing a 24th of May celebration.  Latet-t Price* in Metals.  New York���Copper, electrolytic, $23.-  60 @ $24.50; lake. *24 00 @ $25.00.  Bar Silver, 65%  f^nct. *fi 00 to ��6 10.  " Boundary   Tlllicums"   Banquet   the  Magistrate  Last Saturday.  Last Saturday night the friends of  W. R. Williams, who has been pulice  magistrate of Phoenix since the city  was incorporated, assembled with one  consent at the Hotel Brooklyn, where  mine host Marshall had prepared a  delectable spread for the thirty odd  guests. The menus, in gold and blue,  also had the musical program printed  thereon, each having as well a photograph of the judge. The dinner was  tendered the judge on the eve of his  leaving for Alberta and other points  for a time, and friends were present  from Grand Forks, Greenwood and  Boundary Falls, as well as from  Phoenix.  Dr. Gordon was toastmaster, and  introduced the many speakers and  musicians, and the fun grew apace till  early the next morning, it being the  unanimous verdict that the judge himself was, indeed, a "jolly good fellow"  and a prince of entertainers. The  program stated that the dinner was  given to the judge by his "Boundary  Tlllicums."  toria a month or two ago, but nothing i P����>P">6 the mine, which has thous-  has materialized as yet. Constable, fnd* .��J ,eeJ of drlftf * ��Je several  Dinsmore, of Grand Forks, endeavored ' 'ev?s,' haf bee" unwatered to the. 40c  foot level, and is  now  in  shape for  active and actual mining operations,  which will be prosecuted from this  time forward. Ten stamps of the mill  have been put in shape for operation  when needed, and in another month it  is not unlikely that they will be dropping steadily and turning out gold  bricks about so often.    The other ten  to get some statistics of the number of  provincial prisoners who have, been  guests in the city bastile, but as no  records that are available have been  kept of these matters in the past, nothing was ascertained in this regard.  Before  the  city  was   incorporated,  seven years ago, a provincial policeman  was always stationed here, but after the .��� , , .      ,       ...    .  incorporation he was moved to another stamPs ]"�� H ���de ^IL* _?__ ^1  point. The city council thinks that  another appointment should be made,  in view of the growing population, especially outside the corporation limits,  and which is likely to grow still  more.  oacK irom cau-oraia..  Last week Friday, Alderman William  J. Porter and  wife   returned from an  eleven weeks' trip, during which they  visited many coast points, and went as  far south as   Los   Angeles, California,  where they tarried for some little time.  Mr. .Porter agrees ...with C- D_.. Hunter,, ..  'who recently came   from   there  also, j  that Los Angeles is certainly a remark- i  able city in   almost   every   way.  was in San Francisco for several  days,  are needed.    Half a dozen, men  are  : now employed, but the force will be in-  ! creased very shortly.  j     When-asked   as  to  the  plans  of  the syndicate, the doctor did not have  ! much to  say  in  the matter, but was  I satisfied, with   the  progress   thus  far  (made in getting the property ready for  ! the real business of mining.    Nothing  is given out as to the amount of ore in  sight or its value, but the Cariboo will  be given a, thorough exploitation by  the lessees, who hope for satisfactory  returns in due time.  To Qlve MaaMla Recital.  Hei Mr. L. Schmidt and Mr. T. W.  j Bvrne, representing the "Wagner Con-  and says that remarkable things in re- j servatory of Music," with branches at  building have been done in' the .year j Rossland, Nelson, Grand Forks, Trail,  since the earthquake and fire. Never- etc., will'give a mandolin recital in the  theless, the average mind could not hall ofthe Balmoral hotel, Saturday  conceive, from the printed reports of afternoon, April 27, at 3 o'clock. -The  that catastrophe, the incalculable! programme will include cornet . and  amount of damage done in the Golden violin ,_ soloists, in addition to Harry  Gate city. ��� j James and Charles E. King.  Vancouver, loo, is progressing with i The intention-of Messrs. Schmidt  leaps and bounds, and real estate was I and Byrne is to form a mandolin  going up so rapidly that the Phoenix ��� club. in Phoenix, appointing Harry  councilman was only able to catch one 1 James as their local agent for sale of  piece. Mr. Porter will look after"-his ! their "special instruments. Invitation  many mining interests in. and around is cordially extended to all residents of  Phoenix during the coming season.       ' Phoenix to be present on this occasion.  a��^��.*��-��-��a��--��J��-'*��t��jr,-r^  I BOUNDARY  DIVIDENDS.  - _   NAME OF  COMPANY.  imatntmrna  mtnQOa*Bn&maM0*s^s*<WW<&*tyV****at'W'M  At Sfltm-barg Mxmb  Granby shipments this week, 19,686  tons, is the highest sent out from these  mines for several months.  The Snowshoe mine's monthly payday was last Monday, when approximately $7,500 was put in circulation in  wages.  As soon as the snow is off, engineers  will make an examination of the group  of eleven claims in Copper camp,  which have recently been bonded  through Dr. R. B. Boucher.  Boundary's ore tonnage this week,  over 33,000 tons, makes a new high  water mark for nearly a year past. It  also looks like a swan song, with no  more coke in sight for a while.  On April 7th the seven drill air  compressor ordered by the Crescent  Mines, Ltd., for the mine of that name,  was shipped by the manufacturers.  More extensive development will be  undertaken at this property when the  new equipment is installed.  For the month of March, according  to reports from the east, the Dominion  Copper Co., with its two  furnaces in  at��>0*))n��i*--u��"i_T->"  The trolley locomotive, of the Jeffrey type, has been received at the  Snowshoe mine, and will be used on  the tunnel level.  This week the B. C. Copper Co.'s  smelter put through 1,500 tuns of ore  in each of several days, making a new  record at those reduction works, but  Manager McAllister looks for much  better results still. The smelting record this week included 1,837 tuns of  custom ore, and S,oio tons of com puny  ore, making a total of 9,847 tons.  A number of American shareholders interested in the Fremont Mining  Co., Ltd., with headquarters in Spo  kane, visited the mine near Greenwood  last week. The Fremont is to have  an electric hoist and other machinery  and worked on an extensive scale.  At present a mile long wagon road is  being built to connect the mine with  Greeenwood.  The Greenwood Times reports that  the Sudbury group, not far from the  Mother Lode and Sunset groups, in  Deadwood camp, is being taken up by  James Schiewe, of Spokane, on  behalf  Cariboo-McKiuuey���gold.......  Granby Consolidated���copper.  Provideuce���silver .....v...;....'....'  CAPITAL.  $  1,350,000  15,000,000  200,000  Issu ed  1,250,000  135,000  31,000  Par  $100  *5  DIVIDENDS.  Paid  1906  $1,620,000  16,000  Total  to Date  S   546,837  2,158.630  38,224  Latest  Date  Feb. 1904  Mar. 1907  Sept. 1906  1ml.  Per  Sh.  .04  300  ���50  April 20,  t BOUNDARY ORE TONNAGE  A flic following table gives the ore shipments of Boundary mines lor 1900, for 1901. lor  Y iv<J2. lor 1903, for 1904, for 1905, for 1906, aud 190**. as reported to the Phoenix Pioneer  ��� Mine.      Camp.  Y Grauby Miues..Phoenix  operation, was  able   to earn in excess  of a company being formed in that city.  of $50,000 net.    According to present  expectations, the company will be able  to have its third furnace in blast by  the middle of May, everything being  now on the ground.  Considerable work has been done on  the Sudbury, and the former owners,  Messrs. Graham of Dead wood, and  Hall of Greenwood, think it will make  a mine.  t:  Snowshoe Phoenix  U. C. Copper Co.  Mother Lode Oeatlwd  B. C. -Mine Summit  Emma .Summit  Oro Denoro ...Summit  Bonnie Belle Deadwood  Dominion Copper Co.  Brooklyu-Stem..Phnix  Idaho '...Phoenix  Hawhide Phoenix  Sunset Deadwood  Mouutu Kosc Summit  AthclHtan.. Welling ton  Morrison ...Deadwood  K. Bell Summit  .   Senator.... Summit  ^ llrcy Pogle Summit  '   No. 57 .....Summit  Reliance Summit  Sulphur Kins....Summit  Winnipeg.... Wellington  ��� UotdeuCrowu Wcllngtu  _ King Solomon W.Coppr  ft 3ig Copper W.Coppr  t Mo. 7 Mine Central  A City of Paris White's  __ Jewel Long Lake  ��� Riverside...Keck Creek  Carmi West Pork  Sally West pork  Kambler  WestPoik  Butcher Boy ..West Pork  Duncan West Pork  Provideuce...Providence  Klkhoru Provideuce  Strathiuoie .Providence  Prestou ...Skylark  Prince Ilenry....Skylark  A Skylark Skylark  Y Last Chance Skylark  K. P. U. Mine...SkyUrk  Bay Skylark  A Mavis Skylark  t~ Don Pedro Skylark  Crescent Skylnik  Helen Greenwood  Ruby-... Boundary Palls  Republic Boundary Flls  Miscellaneous   1900  6*1.553  ������97  5.340  19,494  1901  231,762  <,73i  99,034  47,405  650  S02  1902  309.858  20,S00  141.32a  14.811  8,530  1903  393,718  71,212  138.079  ��9,365  -".937  .   15.537  1904  549,703  1005  653.889  1906  "0140  8,4 ���<  801404  Pa*t  1907    Week  167,939   19.686  19.740     1,962  174,29S    174,567  7.455      ��5.73I  .'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.       "s',64'6  3.339  1,076  2,250  >50  560  37.960  16,400  3-*.3SO  3.070  3,��SO  ���.759  4,586  9,483  3.007  20  105,900  MSS  11,804  3.177  50.09S    5,320  70  05 270  1.370  3605  55.73'  UO.6S5  2.960  1,040  ��75  665  2,000  350  7S5  625  482  890  219  363  3.450  ��� 222  364  33  25,108  3.��S6  4,747  1,833  26.032  48,390  3,555  23,737  2,019  20,149  7 50-  1,180  ........  1 440  1,760  736  140  ���So  13  ISO  5��6  3,230  Total, tons    96,600  Smelter treatment���  Orauby (Jo     62,387  ^     B.C. Copper Co _  a      Dominiun Coppei Co   3.456  390.SOO  230,818  117.611  3>5  993  400  107  500  79  3��  US  ..30  86  76  726  325  77��  IS  20  140  40  140  440  20  55  52  50  300  OO  750  '5  535  589  -CM  689     253 .  ��      73 ���     20  40  45  00 .  *   500 .  508.876   690,419 829,808933,5481,161,537307,956 31,946  401,921 595,25a  687,988 828,879 176,062 19,209  162,213 210484  210,830   123,740   76,184 V.U47  13J,5.*o 30,930    84,059   218,811    51,3*7 4.4So  148,6  Total reduced...   62.389   348,439   460,940  697404   837.6C6 9S2UI77 1.17M30 303,733   33.516  mm ���������!  Mmmm  mmmm  mmm  ���������'"i'OpWI'l-'-W  ���mmm  Will  ::��m  '!;$:i'. ���Wi)$',<i\  ''���^'''^-������3---v,W-L  '"'"���^feiS-'-fel  \Y,Y:$>Ym  7l&-.-:>  ^ flv  i  THE   PHOENIX   HONEER.  "K-W' .Hi   '  ��t��^il4*  ".��,;-, ft  li_P  ft  VA1  I*  9fi��  1  IS'  #  Always the Leader  Always  the same--always the  best  Ceylon   Tea.   Try a  packet of  4ihe Red Label.  I  aanafki  The Phoenix "Pioneer  And Boundary Mining Journal,  imdkp �������� ���aroaDavi av Tan  PIONEER PUBLISHING CO.  at raro-s-ix. n. c  WV. a. WILLCOX. Manaokr.  relephoiM j KMMftrt n-Udctan, No. 15.  tornM-mtr-HoMi'm ��-?����������,  Per Tear ....1 .-.  ���I* Month*...............   iryonarenot anbacrtMr to-IkU paperytbla  if an ta-ritaUoB to yoa to bacotnc due.  ^..^^.���f.^-^'nh.'i��� nw".__ ijjijt ��� i,l*'.,l_t_. *.,  Advertlsmsrate* fara���tieo. otf applies tioi:  LeaalnoUccaioandsi-c-atapCTlla*:.  Four weekly iaaerttona _*-t_-tlt*-t*V��a��* taoath'a  a-Wert alar'  other' about ..so often���and those between the grindstones must also suffer  in the-meantjme. The suggestion that  the provincial government look into  the matter is an excellent one, to  ascertain the cause of these continual  troubles in the coal districts. Too  much in at stake to have these things  at the* whim.ojv a few men, whether  they be'operators or miners.  ���^A Difference Worth Knowing.  *.*,  I'M  -907    ARRiX,.  1907  Sub. ���������. Tni.' Wtd.' Thr.' Fr..    Sit.  1  7 8  ��4 IS  21 22  28 29  .9  16  23  30  3  10  17  **4  4  11  18  ��S  5  12  19  36  6  *3  ao  27  Causes \6( Coal and Goke'Famine.  The announcement ' that -Was'made,  "early this week'-that the coal'miners in  the Cn.w's Nest Pass country walked  out on strike is-one that-is' not pleasant  to contemplate in'those sections where,  all industries are absolutely' dependent  on the coal mined in that district.'  That the miners shouldhavethepowei1  .to practically 'paralyze trade,or-that  the operators should-have -it-in -their  power to so arrange things-that -they,  could harry or coerce-miners-thatthey  will stop work, and accomplish the  . same undesirable end���should not be.  . Coal is so necessary a commodity  that, from the very necessity oP its almost universal use, it < might well he  placed in the list of government owned  utilities. To that extent, we subscribe  to the theories of our friends, the  Socialists.  For several weeks, the operators and  miners met, by delegates at Calgary,  and endeavored to reach an agreement.-  Supposedly, the true state of affairs was  given, to tbe public. Whether this is  so. .or not, does not yet appear, but, in  any event, the convention broke up  .without accomplishing anything���^andt  with labor troubles ahead all through!  the Crow.  The miners ask for a raise of ten'  per cent in wages, bi-weekly paydays  and the bank to bank system throughput, with some minor details. The  operators would not agree to this, it  seems. Now, then, the new Trades  disputes Act, recently passed at  Ottawa, will come in for a test, its  functions being nothing more or less  than publicity of the fullest kind���  after which lockouts or strikes may  . proceed. The theory is that if eithir  hrfs justice on its side, an unbiassed  commission will brine it out, and the  weight of public opinion will force a  settlement of some kind. How this  works out in practice we are likely to  have a chance to see before long, for  the coal miners referred to seem to  think they have just grievances.  , Whether the coal miners of the  Crow are harder men to get along with  than elsewhere, we have no means of  knowing. And whether the operators  are in a similar class, is also a question,  but, certainly, both sides seem to have  the, knack 0/tunning' cmuck of each'  Now that the disgusting Thaw  murder trial is over in New York, it  will be a relief to 'all decent minded  people' that such a'nauseating scandal  is not served up to them ad libitum  daily with their favorite paper. What  lasting'good was' to be' accomplished  bythewide-publicity of such demoralizing details'of debauchery, is difficult  for many to understand. Its great I  drawback was the effect that it could  hardly ��� fail to have on -the younger  generation'to have such matters flaunted' before them needlessly. Who can  measure the damage done in this way?  One consolation, perhaps, is that the  Canadian papers did not print as much  of-the ��� dive-house testimony as did  those in'the' United States���and for  this we should be thankful.  And thenj-after months of this de-  basing'sort of thing, Harry K. Thaw  is still not'Convicted, with a chance of  hiSmillions yet keeping him out ofthe  electric chair. Doubtless his victim  deservedall-tha't he got, but should a  self-confessed'murderer be allowed to  -gd< free?  What a contrast with the way they  do things in the British ��� possessions.  A young roan killed Whitely, the great  merchandiser of London, with nota tithe  of the cause that Thaw had. The murderer was brought to a speedy but lair  W trial, and in a short time received his  death ���sentence In his case '"brain  storms" were not permitted to influence ��� rhc -juror's. I lis just deserts  were,'dieted out to him, as they should  have been in the I'haw ca*>e. The  difference in the conduct of these two  murder cases' in 'the -two .- countries is  well worth' noting by our American  friends. ' -It'-is time there was reform  in "the'mUrder "trials in the United  States, > arid -that justice should no  longer be .blind.  PROVINCIAL.  Kamloops is to have a box factory.  There is a great demand for lumbermen along the Crow.  The Nicola valley is to have a district board of trade.  . The'fruit growers conference will be  held at Sicamous, April 25th and 26th.  Vancouver has a carpenter's strike,  demand being made for a dollar per  day increase.  Nelson now charges 1 o cents for  single fares on its municipally conducted street car system.  A disastrous fire blotted out Granite  Creek recently, and left the old Similkameen placer camp a heap of blackened ruins.  Last week, Friday, a snowlide at the  American Boy mine, near Sandon,  killed John Hilchey, the foreman. It  required three days digging to find the  remains.  A contract has been awarded by the  Royal Bank of Canada at Rossland, to  J. J. Wood, to construct a brick block  on the northeast corner of Columbia  avenue and Washington streets.  Fred G. Erb, the C. P. R.. agent at  Silverton, committed suicide in his  office last week, Wednesday, by shooting himself with his revolver. Deceased was a man of 53 years of age,  and leaves a wife and child.  G. P. Wells, secretary of the Mountain Lumbermen's Association, who  has just returned from Ottawa, states  however high the price of lumber be  now considered it would be several  dollors higher per thousand before the  fall.  Tea Million Increase.  The Bureau of Provincial Information hits issued a second edition of  Bulletin No. 23, which is described as  a "Hand Book of British Columbia."  It is a very useful compilation, and  ought to be widely circulated. We  quote the following from Page 9:  "The trade of British Columbia is  the largest in the world per head of  population. What may it become in  the future when the resources of the  province are generally realized and  actively developed? In 1904 the imports amounted to $12,079,088, and  the exports totalled $16,536,328. In  1906 the imports were $15,718,579,  and the exports $22,817,578, or a  total increase in the trade of the province of ten : million dollars in two  years."  ��� This is a wonderful showing and one  that will surprise ninety-nine people  out of every hundred who read this  paragraph. Copies of'the handbook  can be had by-writing to secretary of  the bureau, Victoria-, B.C.  NEXT TIME  You go to the Grocer's have a packet of  . WHERE THE SHOE PINCHES.  Price   Slumped   and  Name   Branded  Shoes  Caught in the Rising Cost.  Tea sent with your order.   The quality  is such  that you will never make another change.  Lead Packets Only.  All Giocers.  Ore Teaiage for Southeast Kootenay.  The following are the reported ore  shipments and smelter receipts in  Southeastern British Columbia districts  for the week ending April 13, and the  year to date, in tons.  SHIPMENTS.  DISTRICT. WEEK. VEAR.  East  of Columbia  River        2.474  33*2<54  Rossland       4,264  69,498  Boundary   ..'.  29,852  36.53-3  277,046  Total ..    ....  380,468  SMELTER  RECEIPTS.  SMELTER.  WEEK.  YEAR.  Grand Forks      ...  17,840  159,345  Greenwood..    ...  5.9"  59,6<>7  Boundary Falls ...  5.344  49>303  Nelson  138  5,329  Northport  ...     ...  1,467  19,588  Marysville   600  9,000  Trail   4,790  67,423  Total   36,090  369,655  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. - -  Even the Slater shoe dealer some  times 1 egrets the fact that the price of  each shoe is stamped on the genuine  Slater shoe. Prices of leather and  material advanced so during the past  year that a man with $10,000 stock of  shoes bought before the rise had a  stock really worth $12,000. Vet the  Slater shoe had to be sold for just what  it was marked. The price rnark could  not be erased nor changed, for the  Slater Shoe Company would not permit it.  So that the rise in the cost of leather  bears hardest on the price-stamped  Slater shoe. The unnamed shoe can  be sold for any profit which the dealer  can impose, while the Slater shoe must  be sold at the prices fixed by the  maker.���Hunter-Kendrick Co., Ltd.,  Phoenix.  Carney Will Ship This Year.  J. L. Martin of Phoenix, B. C.  manager of the Carney group near  Mullan, states that shipments of ore  will begin from that property as soon  as a mile long wagon road can be  built. The ore is said to average 4  per cent copper, and six ounces of  silver to the ton. There is a large  body of it exposed in the upper workings. A lower crosscut tunnel is being  run to open up the ledge at a depth of  about 500 feet. It is now in 250 feet  and is about one-third completed.���  Wallace, Idaho, Miner.  In a Class  by Itself  It is quite true FERROL Is an emulsion  of Cod Liver Oil and a particularly  good one at that. But it combines  Iron and Phosphorus with the Oil, and  these are just what are needed to make  the emulsion perfect and they are just  what all other emulsions lack.  The Pioneer Wonders-  How long it will be before we see  the crest ofthe present: wave of prosperity.   .  How long will it take the militant  coal miners and operators in the Crow  to agree not to disagree.  Who will be police magistrate of  Phoenix in the' absence of Judge  Williams for two or three months.  ���Train bandits'in Canada had better  watch out'for the C.P.R. is establishing a detective bureau of its on n, to  cover the entire'dominion.  Transc-ntinehtil railways intend to  reduce-lhe-high' speed at which passenger trains have been operated. Of  course,-1pis is only attended to after  thousands of passengers and otheis  have been killed by this modern juggernaut. *  Sir Wilfrid Laurier and Hon: Richard  McBrtde-Jare now both over the briny,  with London as their destination.  ."Dewdriey Dick?' will endeavor to see  that British Columbia gets fair play at  the foot of the throne, as far as sub  sidies or per capita from Ottawa are  concerned, and Sir Wilfrid will en  deavor to give just a little to this  province as he possibly can. It is  dollars to doughnuts that our British  Columbia first minister will score a  point.  A Woman Tell* How to- Relievo  Rheumatic  Paine:  I have been a very great sufferer  from the dreadful disease, rheumatism,  for a number of years. 1 have tried  many medicines but never got much  relief from any of them until two year-  ago, when I.bought a bottle of Chamberlain's Pain Balm. I found relief  before 1 had used all of one bottle,but  kept on applying it and soon felt like n  different woman. Through my advice  many of my friends have tried it and  can  tell you how wonderfully it has  What the railways of the country  will do if the increase of business keeps  up in the same ratio as for the past  year.  Why the smelter managers of the  Boundary do not get together and se  cure and operate coal niines of their  own.  Whether the present slight shrinkage  in the price of copper means an event-  ualdrop in-prices to below 20 cents  per pound.  What Sir Wilfrid Laurier will do if  Premier. McBride's suggestions for  ���tKrtter terms to this province are listened to in.London  What the loss of the men will be  who are involved in the coal miners'  strike in the Crow, and how long it  will take them to make it up when  they get to work again.  Distinctly Befeeblog.  It is rather a mental shock, though  highly amusing to be gravely informed  by a Liberal organ that the Conservative members of parliament are stooping to villify their opponents with  shadowed hints, and that they dare not  make definite charges. Mr Bourassa  moved in the House of Common-; that  the charges made by G. W. Fowler be  investigated. Every Conservative in  the house voted for the motion: every  Liberal opposed it It is distinctly re-  j freshing to have such a confession ol  guilt followed by reproaches that  definite charges were not made.���Nelson Canadian.  is unique because  It combines Iron and Phosphorus wit-  Cod Liver OIL  11 is pleasant to take and easy to digest.  It holds the record for increasing the  weight (95$ lbs from the use "of 35  bottles).  The formula Is freely exposed and Its  bona-fides are vouched for by eminent analysts in Canada, the United  States and Great Britain.  It is endorsed by prominent physicians of all schools.  It is used in all the leading Hospitals,  Sanitariums and other Public Institutions.  The London (Eng.) Lancet, after careful analysis in its own laboratory,  fully endorses it.  ���'.-���'..'  We are prepared to substantiate _H  the above statements.  FERROLis the embodiment of health,  strength and vitality, and  ������ You know what yon  take" J  .1. B. BOYLE, Chemist and Druggist,  ���  Phoenix, B. C.:      ������  mmmmmm  xluced Rates  Atlantic -Seaboard  ''W-*'*-��-*��-*< to   /*^'*y*^*y^%r%,  Kootenay Points  Effectives for Trans-Atlantic  Passenger arriving on or stilt-  sei/ttent to April 26 th.     .    .  Colonist"  Rates  worked.���Mrs. Sarah A. Cole, 140 .*--  New St., Dover, Del. Chamberlain'-,  Pain Balm is a liniment. - The relief  from pain which it affords is alone  worth many times its cost. It makes  rest and sleep possible. For sale by  all druggists.  Special Rates From tbe East.  The Canadian Pacific Railway Company announce 1 eduction in fares from  Canadian Atlantic Ports to the Kootenay District for settiers arriving in  Canada after April 26th. The rate,  [Montreal to Phoenix, is $34:40.  Through reduced rates from Great  Britain or the continent quoted on  application to local agents, or J. S.  Carter, D.P.A., Nelson.  From all Points  ONTAEIO,   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. Cj  Phoenix-  Greenwood  Stage Line  Leave Phoenix, upper town, 9.30 a.m."j  '< " lower town, 10.00a.m. \ Standard Time  Leave  Greenwood      -        3.00 p. m.) ���  Prompt Attention to Express and Freight.  PHOENIX OFFICE, WITH H.JAMES; KNOB HILL AVE.  D- L. McELROY, Proprietor.  1. H. HALIETT  Barrister, Solicitor,  Notary Poi.l c.  Cahle Arfdresn :       UAIXHTT.  / Beilfoul M'Neil's  Code* < MoicIuk      Neat's  < Lelber'a.  Gkkknwooo, B.C.  TUCK   GOBLINS  SHAVING PARLORS  and BATHROOM.  Hotel Balmoral '    ���,.��� _,   ���  Cor. Hlrat&Kiiob Hill Ave.   PHOENIX, B. C.  KingEdward Lodge, No.36  A. F. and A.M.  RcBiilnr communication 8 p. m. s-x  ond Thursday or each month.  Kmergent meetings aacalle<l;Mnsonlr  Halt, McHnle Block.  GKO, K. DKV,  Secretary.  J.J.STKL'TZKL.  W.M.  PALACE HEAT MARKET  DOMINION AVE., PHOENIX, B.C.  Fresh and Salt Meats.  Tei. no. 12. Fish, Poultry and Oysters.  e��sx��������s��<sxsx^^  The BEST, Cheapest  and most satisfactory  Clothing in Phoenix.  Clothing I  WHO SAYS SO? Hundreds of satisfied  customers. If you don't oelieve it come  and examine goods.  A Foil Line of Underwear, Shirts, Shoes. Ties.etc,  iust arrived.    All new seasonable goods at old  and Cheapest prices.  THOMAS BROWN,  Men's Wear Exclusively.  PALACE UVERY STABLES  MUSOOCK MclNTYRE, Prop.  35  Horses,   Full   Livery   Equipment,  Have taken   over   the   Lumber   Yard  - and will carry  a  full  stock.  DRY   WOOD   IN   ANY   QUANTITY  Prompt Attention to   orders  at any hour of day or night.  Knob Hill Ave.        -(mionbmo       Phoenix, B.C.  A creditable iob of printing 011 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 envelopes, j'ou 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.  <.���  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 earmarics of  the Cheap John printery, we can furnish it from the only  piint 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 done 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 you 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.  Pioneer Publishing Co,  Pioneer Building, PltOeniX, BX..  I. O. O. F.  SNOWSHOK LODG�� NO.4  Meets every Monday Evening  at Miners' Hal  VlatMu-f brethren cordially Invited.  John Mclvcr,   N.G.  Caklton Cook, Rec. Hec'y.  Wm. Plcknrd, Per. Kin. aecy.  A. D. MORRISON  JhWELER -Sc OPTICIAN  Local Time Intrptctorfor S. F. & N  (High Class Goods always in Slock.)  Gkand Fohku, B.C.  MINERAL ACT.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTIC  Bank of Kngland, Banlcof Knglan-1 Fractional,  Black Bear Fractional Mineral Claims, silunte  iu the Grand Forks Mining Division ol British  Columbia.  Where located���Greenwood ('amp  TAKE NOTICK that r. David Whiteside, as  agent for the (.i ran by Coimoliliitcd Milling,  Smelting & Power Compat.v, Limited, tree  miners certificate No, B 93013, intend, sixty days  after date hereol, lo apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate ol Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining; a Crown Grant ofthe above  claims.  And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance  of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this aoth day of November, A. D.   1906.  D. Wiiitksiuk,  Agent for   the   Grauby    Consolldatrd  Miiiiii)-,  Smelting  & Power Company, Limited,  Phoenix Shoe Shop  A. T. TURANO. Prop.  Boots and Shoes made to order, first-class work guaranteed. Miners' Boots a  specialty, guaranteed water  proof.  First Street - Opp. Knob Hill Motel  Phoenix, B. C.  THE  STRATHCONA  NELSON. B.C.  R. G. WEBB, Proprietor.  The Leddin? Hotel of (lie Kootenays  Special  Rates to Commercial Men.  Good Sanmle Rooms.  Halcyon flof Springs _=.-  SANITARIUM, Arrow Lake, B.C.  Vk_���The most perlectly appointed Heahh  snd Pleasure Resort In the West, with a com-  pletesystem of Hatha���including Turkish and  Russian. Open the year round. The curatir;  properties of its waters are unequaled.  For Curing all Rheumatic. Nerrom aud Muscular Troubles.  For Healing all Kidney, Liver and Stomach  tilmetits.  For Eliminating all Mi i-r-HicPoiions from th  ���System  .The grandeur ol the scenery Is uurivallrd  Mountains,snow peaks, forests, lakes,water'all-i.  'seating, yachting, fishing, shooting, excursi, ns  tennjs. its winter climate is unsurpassed lor  mildness H��ftRY HcINTOSH,  Proprietor  MINERAL ACT.  Cetlficste of Improvements.  NOTf"K.  WhIS  7i��? Mining Division of Yale District  Where   located ��� Greenwood   enmp, hi  the  TlKH0NOT'TnriS?.?U;i8lon of Yale -fclrtet.  ���tlh^.r?.?��?C? ^lalJ- Adolphe Sercu, Free  ftom .!���� hl,fiCaile. N��- Bf��7*''' *"te"d* sixty days  Irom date hereol, to app v to the Minim? Re-  corder for a r-crtificate ?f Improvement & the  Saim *     ob,ainl,,E a <-row��� Grant ol theTbove  secltlonr����hem,��JCeK"oli<:e that   nc"����' ��"d"  lasnnJ,ren?'..mw.   & c��"*">�����d   before the  Dated thl. B.^ Crt,fi,Vnlf ef Improvements.  Dated this 8th day of October, A. D. 1906  5 ADOLPH BKRCU.  Hogpilal Donations  Liut of Donations received since .Jan.  lBt, 1905, to the Phoenix General Hospital:  Caahjio  ���  ���       ���  Ca.h tic R- Ilorrell  Sih ll.s.:r.:r:.:.:.:: - J- "A w  Bookcase..,.        1. a"w "�� ���/fr7  RmI t i,,.n  . j-*".     ��������� A- A. H. Clark  cShUo   '*        Hocpltal Ladies Aid  C?ah & K T. Bank  Bprlnt Cot Canadian Rand Drill Co.  Mapleflyrup A- B- Hood  0?dnL?rnn'a'��V'"^  Ca1m^0^:::::::::::::::::::::"-B-A.V:^es   F. Buck less  Average Prices ot Copper.  ���New York-  Month.  January...  February...  March .  April   May   June   July   August....,  September.  October ...  November.  December..  Electrolytic.  1905 1900  15.008 18.810  15.375 17.8C1)  15.208 18.361  14.918 18.375  14 027 18.457  14.676 18.442  14.888 18.100  15.664 18.430  15.905 19 140  10.270 21.270  16.599 21 91)0  18.328 23.030  Lake.  1905 1900  15.128 18.416  15.150 18.110  15.350 18 041  15.040 18.088  14.820 18,724  14.813 18.719  15.005 18.685  15.408 18.010  15.971 19.290  10.382 21 710  16 768 22.3-10  18.398 23.380  1  ���ft]  l-l  m  H  M  I  ���J  H  n  Y��*r 16.680 UU60 15.609 10.��00 THE  VTtQIZmX 'PIONEER.  GL    !  vi  P  B  Ik  e-'m  -I  ���'���1  1    if  ���'���3  3  3  ��  r '  THE OBSERVATORY  TlllMUB   TALKKO OK   AT  IlOMIl AND KLSElVllaH  1  ��  J  1^   A recc-nt issue of the Victoria Week,  an energetic, live weekly, that speaks  right out in meeting, contained the  following, regarding the publication of  Sunday papers:  In many respects the Phoenix Pioneer is well in the vanguard of the  newspaper world; it is well edited, well  written and well printed, but in its  latest issue it evidences a lack of  acquaintance with actual conditions or  a carelessness in quoting from the Victoria Colonist which is inexcusable on  the part ofthe paper usually so reliable.  It rehashes Editor Lugrin's declaration  that the work of preparation on a Sunday paper is practically done the  previous day, whilst on a Monday  morning paper it would have to be  done on Sunday. Have another think,  friend Willcox, it might be done on  Sunday, but it would not "have to be."  Yes, we'll take another think, Brother  Week, and this is the way it works out.  Some years ago", the editor of the Pio  neer  had  the  privilege   (?)  of being  telegraph editor  of a  large sevcntlay  paper, and here was his  schedule of  work:    Began at 3 p m. and was busy,  with the exception of meal  hours, till  3 a.m., the rest of the editorial staff  having completed their work and gone  home a couple  of hours  previously.  This left  the  slereotypers,   pressmen  and newsboys to finish getting out and  delivering the Sunday edition, a matter  of from one to three hours, according  to occupation.     And   this   was   the  regular routine.   The reporters labored  practically all day Sunday for the Monday paper.    The question is, Is more  Sunday   work   required   to   publish  a  Monday daily or a Sunday  daily, and  most any fair minded  man  must confess,   from   this   showing,   which    is  certainly   typical,   that   the   Monday  paper requires by far the greater amount  of Sunday labor���unless,   perchance,  it is desired to issue a daily, the bulk  of the   news   of  which   is  stale.    It  strikes us that the editor of the Week  has several more thinks coming on this  point.  �����>  The Moyie Leader, edited, managed  and  financed  generally  by  Fred   J.  Smvth, has begun its tenth year, and  here's good luck  to it for another decade.    No matter how slow and dull  times were in the past, Brother Smyth  jilways^ha,d a. .cheery,  word, or an optimistic tone in his  weekly���and  this  fact is worth a whole lot to any town,  be a noted.    The Leader is to be congratulated en its age and its continued  optimism.  **>  A new weekly has entered the journalistic field in British Columbia, to  make known the riches of the great  interior. It is styled the Bulkley Pioneer, and while issued for the present  in Vancouver, will this spring be moved  to the valley from which it takes its  name, now coming to the front so  rapidly. We bespeak all success to  our namesake, and if the advertising  patronage of the first issue is a criterion,  it will not enter the journalistic bone-  yard for many years to come.  REPORT OF     ~  THE HOSPITAL  For Year Ending Jan.  31, 1907.  Financial Details of Useful Institution.  JUDGE OF THE SUPREME COURT  Was Alarmingly Afflicted With La Grippe.  Cured1 %?y Pe-ru-na.  The members of the Phoenix General Hospital having directed that the  annual financial report of the institution for the last year.be published in  the Pioneer, and the auditor having  completed the work of checking the  books, the following is the statement  furnished by V. M. Sherbino, the secretary, from Jan. 1, 1906 to January  31, 1907:  RECEIPTS.  Cash in bank January 1,  1906   Private donations for year  Ladies' Aid  Society  and  nurses   Government grant   Private patients' receipts...  From physicians      The Grip Is Properly Termed  Epidemic Catarrh.  As  Pe-ru-na  Relieves Every  Form  of Catarrh,  It   Has  Probably Relieved More  Cases of Grip Than  Any  Other  Remedy  $489  301  416  1,912  2,063  3.47��  52  00  80  95  65  65  $8,654 57  EXPKND1TURKS.  Drugs       $854 87  Equipment     ...      12 00  Furniture and fixtures   ... 22 05  Expenses      .. 648 30  Fuel         286 85  Improvements        ...    _,. 17 50  Repairs ...       420 05  Maintenance  1,763  18  New Buildings         118  50  Salaries  3,666 35  Laundry...  601  75  Rents     ...       4�� 05  Eastern  Township   Bank  deposit     ... 203 12  EASTERN  TOWNSHIPS  BANK* I:  Issues  Drafts  Money Orders  Travelling Checks  Letters of Credit  Payable Everywhere.  Savings  Department  Deposits of $1.00 and upwards received. Interest  credited twice a year.  BRANCHES  IN  CANADA  55  CAPITAL  RESERVE  $l,tt<MMMr.M  ESTABLISHED t  D. J. Alathe-son  Jnsurance Bgent  FIDELITY    BONDS,       -��  FIRE,      LIFE  AM)  ACCIDENT.  PLATS   GLASS  COMMISSIONER   FOR   TAKING   AFFIDAVITS  RESOURCES.  Building account   ...  Real estate, three lots ...  Equipment, furniture and  fixtures          Improvements          Eastern Townships Bank  $8,654 57  $5,931 46  1,500 00  1,430 69  i,3��5 65  203 12  LIABILITIES.  H. N. Galer, interest    ...  Mortgage, payable   Present capital          $10,370 92  $379 15  2,000 00  7.991  7 7!  Th* Fear of Grip Make* People  Nervous.  Ther* in no remedy in tho world that  meets the conditions produced by the  grip better than Perana.  Pernna strengthens as It renovates,  soothes while it stimulates, heals as It  'expurgates.  It reaches the source of all diseases of  the mucous membranes by Its action  oa the toso-motor system of nerves.  After-Effecte of the Grip.  Every person who has had la grippe  during the last year should take a  course ot Peruna.  Certified correct.  W. D.Lawson, Auditor.  $10,370 92'  Suffered   for   Five   Year* with  Kidney   and  Liver Trouble.  "I suffered for five years with kidney  and;liver trouble, which caused severe  pains across the back and a blinding  headache. I had dyspepsia' and'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, Tenn  For sale by all druggists.  the water question aqain.  Something   for  Every ' Rctidcat  About.  to   Thlak  The grip has produced catarrhal inflammation of the whole mucous membrane, and good health is impossible  until these are restored to a normal Condi���on.   This Peruna will do.  A gr*-' many remedies have been  suggested for this condition from time  to time, but Pernna is the only remedy  that has gained great popularity in  these cases.  It has seldom failed to give satisfaction during forty years' experience and  '-still���occupies the unique position of  beiner the leading and most generally  used   remedy  for ' the  after-effects  ��� la grippe.  W. H. Parsons is Ex-SUto Senator and Ex-Special Judge or the Supreme  Court of Texas, and was also Brigadier-General In Confederate Army. In  a recent letter from 925 H street, N. W., Washington, D. C, this prominent  gentleman aays:  "Upon tbe recommendation of personal friends and many strong testimonials as to tbe efficacy ot Peruna In tbe treatment ot tbe numerous  symptoms ot tbe grippe with which I nave been afflicted tor tour months  past, I bave been Induced to undergo a treatment with tbla Justly celebrated formula. I feel m decided change tor tbe better alter using It only  one week.  ���'It la especially good In toning up tbe stomach and has had a decided  effect upon my appetite. I therefore feel much encouraged that I am on  tbe road to complete restoration.  "My numerous friends in Texas, where I have had the honor to command  a brigade of her Veteran Cavalry. In a four years' war, may accept this voluntary testimonial to the merits of Pernna as a sense of obligation on my  part for its wonderful efficacy."���-W. H. Parsons. \  ^**+*->*-^>*** <_N*0  scribed for me. I followed his advice  and my cure is permanent, I am sure.  1 have a good appetite, sleep -well and  enjoy life. I am so happy to be well  once more. 'A friend in need is a friend  indeed,' and such a friend has Peruna  been to me."  Pe-ru-na, a Good Medicine for La  Grippe.  Mrs. Louisa Eastman, Lancaster,  Wis., writes:  "lam all right. I do not think I need  any more treatment. I am able to do  my own work which I could not do at  the time I wrote yon. My cough is  gone, my appetite is good, I sleep good,  and my bowels are all right 1 think  Peruna is a good medicine for the grip."  We  have  at  last received onr long  delayed shipment of  Pabst Beer  And call Promptly Fill all Orders  THE BEST BOTTLED BEER ON THE MARKET  No Time Like the Present.  If you are suffering from the aftereffects of la grippe���if you have become  discouraged in your attempts to cure  yourself with other treatments, take a  bottle of Peruna now.  A bottle of Pernna taken during the  beginning of the disease is worth more  than a do-sen bottles after the trouble  has become deep-seated.  La Grippe Affected Long-  Mrs.   Olive   Cushman,   Fonda,   la.,  writes:  "Two years ago I was taken very sick  with la grippe.   11 started on my lungs.  Our home physician did all he could for  of I me,   but it did me but little good.    I  1 then wrote to Pr. Hartman and be pre*  cx��.--r�� ��������-*���-<"�� �����*���-���<_ oi'T*rMorM-<i *>���  j OUR GOPPER CORNER \  MATTERS OF   INTEREST   TO   THOSE   INTERESTED    IN   THE *\  "       ���.'���������-'��� COPPER   MINING   INDUSTRY _  f  Duncan Ross, M.P., of Greenwood,  has finally obtained everlasting fame.  His full length portrait recently appeared in the illustrated Saturday issue  ofthe Scotchman's Bible���the Toronto  Globe.  �����  T. S. Clute, of New Westminster,  inspector of customs, spent several  days in Phoenix this week, checking  up business with the local collector,  William Delahay. Mr. Clute who  acknowledges to being some 70 years  young, does not look any older than  he did ten or fifteen years ago, and  receives the same warm welcome that  he did in the early nineties, when he  went through what is now the Boundary on the deck of a nimble cayuse.  He says that the many offices he visits  in the Boundary are still doing a cash  business, as of yore, and more of it.  Speaking of customs, calls to mind a  bit of history. The sub-port of Revelstoke was clamoring for a Federal  building, and brought every leverage  possible to bear at Ottawa, to secure  one. The politicians could not grant  it, however���they were too busy sup  plying pap to eastern constituencies.  But something must be done for Revelstoke to stop that clamoring. So  Revelstoke was made a regular port.  The question arises, was this the reason  Greenwood was recently made a port,  instead of a sub-port? It is known  that Greenwood would have liked a  Federal building, but now it is a port.  Many and devious are the ways of the  Ottawa politicians, surely.  Chamberlain's Salve is good for any  disease of the skin. It allays the itch  ing and burning sensation instantly  For sale by all druggists.  To the Editor:  The timely letter of J. L. Martin in  a recent issue of the Pioneer should be  of vital interest to every good citizen  of Phoenix. : If any had previous  doubts, the experience of the past  winter should convince every thoughtful man that the present-'water supply,  however carefully the ^company may  handle it, 'isKHnsiifficienti in 'quantity  (leaving quality but of the discussion)  for the present^population^of' the city,  even should it contrhue' to be available  infuture years,**whieh many competent  judges greatly doubt.  Now that the trouble is over for the  present, and everybody can wash in  clear water again, I do not think there  will be a disposition to doubt that the  company did all they could to furnish  us with water last winter, but nature  was too much for them.  It is time new to get thinking.  Every man who has his residence here  should promote the discussion of the  question of an adequate water supply  for the future of Phoenix, which has  got past the mining camp stage, and it  is not open to much doubt that its  present population of over 2,000 will  have increased to 4,000 or 5,000 in  less time than it has taken to arrive  to where we are today.  No reasonable person expects that  we can have uninterrupted prosperity,  but the conditions justify us the having  great faith in the future of our city.  But we must have water, and the  questions to be decided, and very soon  too, are how, and from what source are  we to get it, how much will it cost, and  how can it be paid for?  The latter question is, of course, the  key to the whole matter; and while I  might express my own views as to this,  I do not care to use too much of your  space, and would, as one of the interested residents of our thriving city,  gladly hear the opinions of others  whose interests are greater and more  important than mine. I can only add,  don't let this matter drop for a want of  a little pushing, and do not be lulled  into" fancied security because the supply  is once more all that you need today.  A. S.: Hood.;  m  �����*_�� CS**-*-* ��>-���-<-�� C^*"Ca>  Tbe Qrowlet Dcn-Hd For topper.  Copper seems to be in greater demand at the present time than any of  the other base metals, and in all probability the demand for years to come  will be greater than the world's ability  to supply, says Denver Mines and  Mining. As civilization advances and  the arts and sciences keep step to the  march of progress in this age of. grand  achievement, the demand for the brown  metal wiil keep to the front in the wide  field for immediate consumption the  world over. The vast electrical systems that have bisected the earth are  still growing and will continue for ages.  Ship building, domestic utensils, alloys,  monies, and a hundred other purposes  demand a vast amount of copper, and  as long as trade and commerce covers  the earth with never-ending blessings;  its demand for copper will stand in the  front rank of the world's great staples.  Copper has now reached 25 cents a  pound, higher than ever before in its  history, and it may go to 30 cents in  the next few months. The character  of the recent buying proves that consumption still exceeds production.  Most of the buying now is for June delivery, but sales for July and August  account are said to have been made.  Advices from I ondon state that traders  there are heavily short of "G. M. B."  copper, and that they are being called  upon to make delivery.    As a result of  this the foreign   speculative  market is  much stronger.  When the great copper deposits of  Alaska are once fairly opened, and  made accessible by water and rail, and  the copper belts of Mexico begin to  pour their treasures into the marts of  trade, the world's production for a time  may keep pace with the demand. But  the demand will grow as long as  civilization advances, and in the meantime there may come a limit to the  supply. Reports from the Lake Superior country indicate that there is a  gradual falling off in that great copper  belt, especially among the older and  more developed mines.  There has been a halt in the proceeding of the new Ojibway Company,  and a most profound silence is maintained. It is believed that this is the  forerunner of a further acquisition of  territory.  Extensive operations continue on the  great Calumet and Hecla properties,  and their vast tonnage is well maintained. The same may be said of the  Butte mines of Montana, the Arizona  copper mines, and also in other copper  producing localities. Thus, where one  mine falls off in its production others  are sure to increase their output, even  in a greater ratio. New mines are  being opened every month, and a desperate struggle is going on all over the  earth to meet the growing demand for  copper.  Write, telephone, telegraph or call on  Greenwood Liquor Co,  JAS. McCREATH.IProprietor.  Phoenix Livery Stable j  D.  J.   McDonald,  I  Everything New  Prop.  CARRIAGES    AND    OTHER    RIGS   ^HORSES AND SADDLES. SEVERAL  'HUNDRED CORDS OF DRY  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"  ��� ���'������� ��� ��� ,9 m m ����� ��� ���'��� ���"��� *r-#  Beware of imitations and substitutes  accept none but the genuine " Baby's  Own."  THE  Duncan's Nasty Fllnj.  If Duncan Ross (metaphorically  speaking) hasn't had his panties taken  down, to allow free access and ensure  thoroughness in the spanking which  his fellow-Liberals feel is coming to  him, owing to the terrible effects to the  party which have attended his break in  the House, then poetic justice no  longer obtains in modern day politics.  It was his nasty fling at Fowler which  brought forth the bomb shell that has  virtually snuffed out already, three  Ministers of the Crown, for Emmerson  has already taken to his heels, Hyman  has suffered relapse, and Sir Fred B.  is on the lookout for a ground hog  hole. Duncan is 'Tenfant terrible."  ���Hedley Gazette.  Cured of Rheumatism.  Mr. Wm. Henry of Chattanooga,  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.  MOTHER  SEIGEL'S  SYRUP  Constipation should never be  neglected; it fills your blood  with impurities, and sows the  seeds of dangerous diseases.  Mother Seigel's Syrup  regulates your bowels,  cleanses your blood, ensures  good digestion,: and thus  absolutely  CURES  CONSTIPATION  M�� W els p��r fcottlt, 11U tnrrvltira.  K   J    WHITE* CO.,    .   MONTREAL.  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.  D. L. Mclntom-ney  City Scavenger,  TEL, No. B32.       PHOENIX, B.C.  COPPER  HANDBOOK  (New Edition Issued Novembar IS, 1906.)  Is a dozen books in one, covering the  history, geography, geology, chemistry,  minei alogy, metallurgy, terminology,  uses, statistics and finances of ropper.  It is a practical book, useful lo 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  withcut 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 Handhock  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 approval, 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     nl.OCK,     HOUGHTON,  MICHIGAN.  If you want anything in stationery a  little better than you can get elsewhere,  get some of the steel die embossed  stationery at the Pioneer office. We  make a specialty of furnishing j;oods  that the average printing office is unable to give you. !  Phoenix Bee*  As made by the present brewer is admittedly the  Best Beer in the Boundary. With the Best Malt  and the Purest Spring Water it is unexcelled for  quality.     Insist  on shaving PHOENIX 'BEER.  Spring Water Ice for Sale. Bottled Beer and Porter,  Phoenix Brewing Company  BINER & SONS, Proprietors  Office and Brewery, Banner St  ��� �� m ���-  PHOENIX/<B.C  >To7o7oiyo7o^o~oToioTo:o:o:o:o:o:o:oB^^  P. 0. Box 56.  Phoenix Market.  'Phone 2.  P. BURNS & CO., Ltd.  Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants.  Choice Line of Fresh and Cored' Heats.  Poultry, Fish and Same ia Season.  All    Orders   Receive   Prompt Attention.  Markets at Greenwood, Grand Forks, Midwav,  Eholt and  all the other  principal Cities and Towns in B.C., Alberta and Yukon.  Headquarters: Headquarters for Boundary :  NELSON, B.C. GREENWOOD, B.C.  COLUMBIAN COLLEGE.  Founded 18S)2���Incorporated 18i)3.  NKW WESTMINSTER. B.C.  Provides il Christian home for students of both sexes at moderate rates.  Has a preparatory class for junior students, doinu grade public school work.  Does high school work, confers all high  school privileges, and prepares for teachers' examinations. Teaches all branches  of a Practical Business Course and gives  Diplomas. Gives a liberal education in  its Collegiate Course and in the Ladies'  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 University, which the college is in  lut affiliation.  For fuller information and terniB write  Rev. W. J. Sipperell, B.A..B.D .Princi-  pal; or Rev. J. P. Bowell, Buraar.  I Golden    f  >Hotel  Best  Wines Liquors  and  Cigars.  Close to C. P. R. Depot Electric t  Lighted. Dining   Boom for  Bent.  1 Patronage of the Public Solicited <  A pencil mark here _.  is a reminder that vour subscription to this paper is  now past due, and the publisher will appreciate your  prompt-attention.       &a-#  0��^m^*tm��*MS��M**m^mes**  ANGELO SCHULLI, Prop.  MINERAL ACT.  Certificate of Improvcmeati.  NOTICK.  "Montrose Fractional" Mineral Claim, situate In  the Greenwood Mining Diriaion cf Yale District.    Where located: Deadwood camp.  TAKE NOTICE ti*at I, Forbes M. Kerby. Free  Miner's Certificate No. Booooo, Intend, alx'y  dnys from date hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a Certificate of improvements, for  the purport-.- of obtaining a Crown Grant of the  above efalm.  And further take uotlce that action under sec-  tlon 37, must be commenced before tbe Issuance  of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 19th day of December. U.D 1906.  S��� FOUBBS M. -���iKJBY.  \m  4>\  [! if'd-^l  i'M-i  tfef'h  ����4  '���.'���' '������':fe&'��i!$l  ������{.- Yt-':Mi  yM  ���yw*fv-.:'��i  :-t-$r  ���'&���������  mmYY  ���'YY*Y,  mm���essnaon m  lite'i *.'��  s'SEJ''"?'!; i-*'-  K  THE   PHOENIX  HON-5E-t  X  leadlnj Hotel of Boundary's  Mlrtlnj Canp  Leading  Hotel Balmoral  Now and Up-to-date,  Centrally Located,  Good Sample Roomi.  Comer Knob Hill Ave., and Pint St.,  PHOENIX, B. C.  J. *  McMASTER  Proprietor.  X  ^<8_j8MK<M  ��� j*V.  ���'.*�����'  ��yjjjjggj*gj^jj*gj  HI  3^-if*  !��������!"*'"  jaallfijili  pH  $7t  '.���'?���!  ^ssi_-  ���ep-ssi W*-.*.������  HH  lln^Hfli  j !  L\l  '.  I   .  ' ��� ���'-"     '*.'���'���,  WWmWM  Um&mBRamm  J,.^  -.^l!  1    ���&.''!.���  ��ie?i>T -.**?. -vrtr.w&s&ji  %w*<m r^~.  "'. ���  fl^fe^o  srt'^r  5535  ESEs&SK���siiS  The Only First-Class  and Up-To-Date Hotel  In Phoenix ......  JJJ Brooklyn  Jas. Marshall, Prop  PHOfcNIX, - .  ^nd,like others, make big profits in the world-  famous Ooeur d'Aleno Mining District, Idaho.  Writoior Copied of Our Mining Knjjineer'H Ruport and Map. Free.  NOW  4oC  PER  SHARE  JlAQUtSH &. GARLSOM  Hlmmbarm Snokano Minima Exohanam  801-602 Ar Rookery, Spokane, Wash-  In and Around Phoenix  . BRIEF TOPICS OF  LOCAL  AND  GBNKRAL  INTEREST TO   PHOENICIANS.  ,mmmmmmmm  Don't forget Boyle is the Druggist  Dr. Mathison, dentist.  STEAM HEATED  New from i-cllar to  roof. ih-��t So in pi-  Rooms l*i Boundary  Opposite <4 *��.. depot.  Modern Bathrooms  Under New Management  Hotel Alexander  R. V. Chisholm, Prop.  Conducted in First-Class shape.    Choice stock of Irrigating  goods.  .Special attention to dining room.    Large,   airy  and  well   furnished rooms.  Dominion A vent ... Pbocalx, B C.  |     See the ad of James in this issue of  the Pioneer.  Hannam's milk suffers no addition  or subtraction;  Dry wood in car lots. Apply to  J. Trombley, Phoenix, B. C.  Before buying *your furniture elsewhere, call on R..J. Gardner.  '     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.  Encycloypaedia Britannica, 26 vols,  for sale at less than half cost. Inquire  at I'ioneer office..  Boyle, the Druggist.  Dr. Mathison, dentist, Bank Block,  April   10th  to 14th, inclusive.  Sewing machines to rent at  $3   per  month. See Miss McDonald, milliner.  THREE   CHINAMEN   WERE   SUPPOCATED.  Early  COMING AND GOING  Burned   Iu   Laundry   In   Greenwood  Monday Mornis**.  About one o'clock Monday morning  the lire alarm sounded in Greenwood,  and in short time the local fire department was at the scene of the fire, a  Chinese laundry on Silver street.  While the shack was gutted, the rear  part was saved, and later in the day,  when a search was made of the premises by order of Mayor Bunting, the  bodies of three chinamen were found.  They were evidently suffocated, the  remains being also partly burned. The  men slept in the loft, the only escape  being a narrow stairway in the rear,  with a door unfortunately opening  inward.  A. S. Black, the district coroner,  held an inquest on the remains, the  verdict of the jury being that the  Celestials came to their death in the  manner indicated.  The response of the department to  the alarm was prompt, although the  alarm first came in by telephone, and  then by way of the new electric fire  alarm system, only just installed.  Just Arrived  vocal: ~    '  " When ffte Fields are White with Daisies I'll Return:  "San Antonio."  "Tali the Church Bells   Tolled."  INSTRUMENTAL:  "Pascination"-  "Silver Jleels"-  -Two Step.  -Two Step.  FresK Carnations Saturday Night  Knob Hill  ' Ave.  m  Harry James  'Phone  64.  A number of dishes left at Miners'  Union hall at the time of the Anglican  ladies'dance last week, can be had on  application to Mrs. Duncan Weir.  The subject for Sunday at the  Methodist church will be "The Transforming Vision,", a continuation of  "Characters that have Moulded the  Centuries."  William Delahay, customs collector,  having obtained leave of absence, expects to leave in. June for a three  months' trip to his native home in  South Wales, to visit his aged father.  Snowshoe Lodge No. 46, and  Phoenix Rebekah Lodge No. 17,  I. O. O. F., will unite in giving a ball  on April 26th, the 86th anniversary of  the founding of the order. The following Sunday there will be a church  parade of the order.  A. Johnson, a Granby miner, was  taken to the hospital Saturday night,  suffering from pneumonia. On Monday's train, the disease making such  rapid progress, the patient was taken  to the Grand Forks'"hospital by order  of Dr. Dickson.  Among the Railway Men.  A PRETTY CHOICE  of bean 1 if 111 things is always here at  your coininaml. Hum you will always  find all that is prettiest ami  b.->t-t   in  all kinds of  JEWELRY  If you want ajjift fi-r a friend or on  on-ament for youn-elf, you can always rely on -jett\m\ jnsr." what vou  want at this store. We like t* li"a<e  people* come In ami inspect < nrofferings. Wu leave it to the beauty of  our jewelry to make hurpra of thVin  GEO. E. DEY,  KNOB H1LI. AVE., PH iKNIX. B C  j FURNITURE  .J.���������--���      .....        !  ' -   Carpets in the piece. ]  Cotton Ingrains and  . Tapestry Squares.  iJaPar"--se Matting.  Linoleums and Table Oilcloth.  A   SW FULL LINES OF BEDDING. .jg-jr  9   PRICES RIGHT-   ~A CALL B-W1TED.  I     R. J. GARDNER,  J    HARDY BLOCK       .      FHUHNIX. B C.  P*&PW&S*&����'��&r*e*W^g&pa)M>0&ll I'  First Ball flame of ibe  Season.  Tomorrow the first match game of  the season will take place between the  nines from Phoenix and Greenwood at  .'the latter place, and from this on there  will likely be games more or less regularly at Midway, Grand Forks, Greenwood and Phoenix, provided the other  towns organize teams.  This week Jack Keve was elected  captain of the Phoenix fans, and Manager James states that the outlook for  a bunch of winning players in Phoenix  is brighter this year than heretofore,  there being better material than in the  . past to select from. ���  Last Sunday a game was played at  Greenwood between scratch teams of  Phoenix and Greenwood, the aggregation of ball jugglers from Phoenix coming ,back victorious by a score of 15 to  5 .runs. So far the Phoenix boys have  had no chance whatever to practice,  but from this on it will be different.  M. Gillis has stnriid work on his  Mil- com met for the iWxnca.ster spin  for the V. ;V. & E., west of Midwav.  Contiaclor Tierney, for the C.P.R.',  was here this week, insp- cting the mine  trackage extensions now going cm lo  lac litate ore shipments n this camp at  the- Rawhide.  Tracklaying on the Kettle Valley  lines extension up the North Fork of  Kettle river has proceeded to a point  where the first crossing of that stream  is made, where a bridge is being put in.  With real spring weather, the festive  landslide is getting in its fine work and  delaying , trains. Monday's White  Wings, on the Phoenix C.P.R. branch,  was delayed five hours from this cause,  the trouble happening near Coryell.  Engineer. Milliken, who has been  correcting some survey lines west of  Keremecs, has been called in, .which  does not look well for immediate extension beyond Keremeos for the  present.  Spokane  is  now   entering  the last  stages of its long-drawn out-fight,  before the interstate commerce commission for terminal or  equitable  freight  rates  from  the  transcontinental   railways.;   If successful, it will   materially  reduce rates all through the west, not  excepting'in British Columbia.     '  "i 'James H/Keiinedy, chief construction engineer of the V.V. & E., was m  camp Thursday, inspecting the work of  Contractor Gallagher   on   the Granby  Victoria spur of  the Great  Northern,  which is now  making good progress.  Mr. Kennedy told the Pioneer that the  trackla)ers on the Similkameen exten  sion are now four or five miles north of  the international  boundary  line  with  the steel,  or some  eight   miles  from  Keremeos. Several bridges and trestles  must be put   in   by   Porter   Brothers,  however,    before    the    rails    reach  Keremeos.  Boundary Side Lights  Born, to the wife of King J. Rees,  Greenwood, April 6th, a son.  ���   Grand Forks has closed its  public  reading room for three months.  The Kettle River Valley Rifle Association has 65 members.on its rolls.  Greenwood is enjoying its first invasion by the Hindoos, who are working on the C. P. R.  Harry Clancy,, an employee at the  Granby smelter, was badly burned last  week by, molten ,slag.  According to the Midway Star, disciples of Isaac Walton are taking six  and seven pound trout from the Kettle  river near that place.  The drive of logs by the'men employed by the Yale Columbia Lumber  Co., was started down the North Fork  of Kettte river last week Thursday.  The stage and mail line operating  between Greenwood and Midway, to  connect with the Great Northern railway, has been purchased by George  Burbank. ���'���.-'���"'.'���  J. F. Royer is said to have disposed  of his  stage   and livery  interests   in  Washington state and will devote his  attention for this summer to forward  ing passengers up the Similkameen.  Chopaca is the name of .the new  point on the Boundary line where the  V. V. & E. comes into British Columbia after leaving: Night Hawk, Wash.  It will likely be a' new customs office.  P. Burns & Co., Ltd. have begun  slaughtering beef at their abbatoir on  Boundary creek, whence all the shops  in the Boundary district are supplied  in the. summer time.--* In the winter,  the beef is shipped in refrigerator cars  from Calgary.  Mrs. R. A. Heath left Monday to  visit her nephew at Victoria.  A. O. Bouterious went to Spokane  on Thursday, to consult an oculist.  John A. McMaster, proprietor of the  Hotel Balmoral, spent a day in Nelson  this week.  Charles M. Campbell returned  Thursday from a trip to the Cariboo-  McKinney mine.  W. R. Williams left Monday for  Vancouver, expecting to proceed from  there to Regina.  Dr. W. H. Dickson returned Sunday  from a trip to Vancouver, where he  left Mrs. Dickson.  M rs. F. A. Archer, of the Rawhide,  went down to the coast this week, to  spend a fortnight.  James McCague went down to Vancouver Monday, where he may go into  the livery business.  Noble Binns was over from Trail  this week, visiting his local branch  furniture establishment.  Josias Thompson, who has been in  the east since December, visiting his  old home at Kincardine, Ont.; returned  to Phoenix this week.  Dr. R. B. Boucher came in from  Vancouver on Sunday's train, and this  week visited tbe Cariboo-Mc Kinney  mine, of which lie is one of the lessees.  Richard Lorah, who spent the winter  in Phoenix, has returned to Chewelah,  Wash., with his family, where he has  important ranching and mining interests. .  GeorgeE. Dey, who has sold out to  A. D. Morrison, expects,to leave about  the middle of next.month.for Vancouver, where he hopes to find better  health.  Webster W. Rogers, who has spent  the winter in Phoenix, went over to  Kault, in the Salmon Arm section,  this week, to look after his ranching  interests. -J ���  The Greenwood Ledge this* week  contains a notice to the effect that R.  T. Lowery has this week sold the plant,  good will and business of the paper to  James W. Grier, who has been in  charge of the paper since its establish-  men in Greenwood about a year ago.  It is understood that Mr. Lowery will  take a trip to Nevada.  ��  Good Service  Consisls of deeds, not words.  Vou need not take our word for  it, when we say our collection of  DIAMONDS  is the finest ever shown in Phoenix: we would much rather have  you see them, which you can at  any time with out being importuned to buy. Their character  and beauty are self evident and  the prices attached make them  very templing.    ::     ::    ::    ::    -  E.A.BLACK,  *1 The  Knob Hill Ave.  ���BM-fttftPW  Jeweler |*  Phone No. 6S.  mm*mafi*#*********9k$.  4 HOTEL    UNION <��  EHOLT.   B.C.  The   best  conducted   Hotel   in  BAR AND TABLE FIRST-CLASS.  the most  Boundary,  important   railway   town   in    thu  ���W.   B.   TORNKY,    IMtOl'.  Conaolidatcd Dividend.  The usual quarterly dividend of 2^  per cent on the capital stock of the  Consolidated Mining and Smeltim.  Company of Canada was declared lasi  Friday, payable on May 1st. Th<  dividend amounts to about $120,000.  This is the sixth dividend declared h)  the company, and up to date it ha*-  disbursed dividends aggregating a little  over a $700,000.  This company owns and operatei  the Centre Star, War Eagle and other  mines at Rossland, the St. Eugene at  Moyie, the Trail smelter, and also  operates the Snowshoe mine in Phoenix  camp under lease.  John F. Lindburg is reported to  have purchased the stumpage on 1,006  acres of timber limits up the North Fork  of Kettle river, and will cut and ship  telegraph poles to the eastern American  market; working four camps this summer, and beginning shipments over the  new railway next fall.  Col. R. T. Lowery, of the Greenwood Ledge, arrived in the city last  week Friday, and was so entranced  with our banana-belt climate that he  tarried for several days.'  W. C. Thomas, of Boundary Falls,  W. li. Cochrane, of Grand Forks, and  A. M. Whiteside, of Greenwood, were  visitors here last Saturday, to attend  the J udge Williams dinner.  > D. F. Ayres, general agent for the  Giant Powder Co., Con., with headquarters at Victoria, was here Saturday,  accompanied by H. P. Dickinson, the  Rossland agent of the company.  Captain George A. Smith, engineer  at the Cariboo, Camp McKinney, spent  a few days in the camp this week, returning last Tuesday. It was his first  trip outside since he went to McKinney,  early last November.  John Mulligan, who left here late in  December to yjsit his old home at  Lockport, N. Y., returned Thursday.  On the way east he stopped in California for a time, taking the southern  route to the Empire State.  Danny Deane, proprietor of Deane's  Hotel, will sail on the 23rd of April  on the Cunard line from New York for  Liverpool, intending to be gone a  couple of months, and visit friends in  the old country. He left Tuesday via  C. P. R. to Montreal.  E. D. Orchard, who has been a  resident of Phoenix for several years,  left on the Great Northern Wednesday  for Ironwood, Michigan, where his  wife preceeded him some months since.  Mr. Orchard sold his residence in  Spion Kop to O. Hanson.  A. D. MORRISON BUYS OUT 0E0. E. DEY  Takea Pofieialou May 1st���Has Rented  New  Quarters lor Store.  A. D. Morrison, of Grand Forks,  who has the finest jewelry store in the  Boundary, was in Phoenix last Saturday, and before returning closed a  deal for the purchase outright of the  stock and business of George E. Dey,  who has been in the same business  here for the last six or seven years.  Mr. Morrison has leased the store of  L. Y. Birnie, adjoining Tom Brown's,  on Knob Hill avenue, and after some  alterations and improvements have  been made, will occupy the premises  with a complete stock of diamonds,  pearls, jewelry, watches, silverware,  clocks and optical goods, already having placed large orders for the increase  of the stock of Mr. Dey. The store  will be opened on or about May 1st,  Mr. Morrison having secured one of  the best practical men in the east to  have charge of the Phoenix store,  while he will be here himself more or  less of the time. He informs the  Pioneer that he will carry a much  larger stock than has yet been found  in Phoenix, and will make a specialty  of jewelry manufacturing. An extensive optical line will also be carried.  **M��0***B**M*0'**u  uw^s��**0��m  Invest  Your Money  Card ���! Thanks.  The ladies of the St. Johns Guild  desire to extend their heartiest thanks  to all those who assisted, by donations  and otherwise, to make the Bazaar and  dance the success it was, which enables us to payoff $257 ofthe church  debt.  For Sale.  One-half or whole  interest  Phoenix   Skating    Rime.     A  Apply to W. J. Prendergast or H. A  Munro, Phoenix, B. C.  in   the  snap.  Corporation   of   the  Phoenix.  City   of  NOTICE.  NOTICE la hereby given that the City Council  of Phoenix have instructed the Poundkeeper to  Impound ALL Animals running at large, contrary to the City By-Law, within the city.  M. M. STEPHENS,  City Cleric.  Phoenix, B. C, April 18th, 1907.  In Such Legitimate Shares as  Will Prove  an Investment if not a Quick Money Maker.  . Phoenix is on a solid basis and MUST GROW. Real  estate was never so low, and money will be made in 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 Slocks will Bring Quick Returns.  Will Sell Today:  ;  Granby   Dominion _   International Coal   Alhambra (Coeur d'A.)...  Copper Klug   Oro Denoo   Burke _   Bullion   Happy Day   Heckle   Idaho Mout.S   Sonora (Coeur d'A.)....  Snow Storm...   Stuart   KurnaceCr. (Cala.)   Sullivan   Skylark     ���M  J.   I_.   MARTIN,  Prompt Attention to Correspondence. Bank Block, Frrrrix, F C  i  ��������>*>>��������*�������������������� ��������������> �����������������*��������*>  When 'doing your Spring House Cleaning and making changes, do not  forget that we have that odd piece of  furniture:  that you have been wanting���or will   furnish entire sets, in the Latest Styles.    ::    ::   ::    ::'  Those   New       RUGvS     Just  Received  Latest Mining Stock Quotations.  Dr. J. F. Boyle, brother of John B.  Boyle, the druggist, arrived with his  wile Thursday,, to spend a few days  here. Dr. Boyle has been located at  Walla Walla, Wash., for a couple of  years, but is now is on his way to Edmonton, Alberta, where he will reside  in future.  Reported by B. B.  Mi^hton  & C o  Nelson.B.O. Corrected to April 17,1907.*  Alberta Coal and Coke  B.C.Copper(cIoseN.Y.;  Cons. Smelters   Cariboo McKinney....  Dominion Copper."   Denoro Mines   Diamond Vale Coal...  Granby   International Coal   Nicola Coal Mines   Rambler Cariboo   ���Srjowshoe   Snowstorm   Stewart   Sullivan   Telkwa Mines   White Bear.   HID  .30  ASKED  .32  7.62  7.75  110.00  140.00  .03  .04'  5.75  6.00  .07  ���  .26  .28  130.00  145 00  .45  .50  .05.^  .00>��  .20  .31  .42  .47  2.84  2.87  2.60  2.75  ���07%  15  .08K  .08  .00  iv-ivs  UNDERTAKING  iw_nmiP>��iM  CAMERAS  We have the best stock of  CAMERAS and PHOTOGRAPHIC SUPPLIES in  he Boundary, and can furnish  anything along, this line for  the amateur or professional.  Calls of   inspection    invited.  Smith,  Ltd.  ERS, ETC.  Phoenix,  B. C.  William Hunter  Limited.  Bfltnttttmt Aurmtp.  MINING BROKERS  XKI.SON,  BRITISH COLUMBIA.  Subject lo confirmation we will sell  1000 luternati- nal Coal.  20 B.C.Copper..   20 Dominion Copper..  2000 Nicola Coal Mines.  .53  8.75  0.25  .06  1000 Alberta Coal (Treaa.)        .81  500 B. C. Amalgamated Coal..       Bi<  4000 Cariboo McKinney. '.       .03,  Aek for our Market Letter, we will mail free on request.  DRAWEB1082. I. D. PHONB li0.��  Men's Suits  Men's Hats  Men's Shirts  Men's Shoes  Ladies' and Children's Goods  If Yo�� 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 SMrts 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 them all.  Boy S-titS 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 .Underwear, Children's  Wash Dresses.  Girls' and Boys' waists.  The  I  WILLIAM HUNTER  LTD.  B  ;-?  ������-8A  i'3  '������V.  ^  '���3  Kii '��� " " MffiilS&rrVi'^&nw&KSJrVaW.n--nwPH-n---w~J*-~i*ni.

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