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The Phoenix Pioneer and Boundary Mining Journal Dec 5, 1903

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 Boundary Mines Sent  Out 500,000 Tons of  Ore in 1902.   _* ' <��  m  Phoenix is the Centre  and Leading Mining  Camp of Boundary.  AND  BOUNDARY  MINING JOURNAL.  Devoted to the Interests of the Boundary Mining District.  Vol.'V..  PHOENIX,   BRITISH COLUMBIA   SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1903.  No 4.  The Big Store  Christmas  ��� ���/',.   ���"       , -  Groceries  Fancy and Staple  Now arriving daily.  Fresh choice English Peels, Lemon Citron  and Orange.  Sultana, Muscatel and   Seeded   Raisins,  this seasons stock.  London l._yer Raisins, 4 crown, extra large.  Walnuts    |  Almonds       .. .        ,'  Filberts     f  ����*yearScrop.  Brazils  ' Give us a call and investigate and  you will buy, as we are in position to buy  ill the best markets of the world and in quantities HO that we are able to buy to advantage; we  share with our customers.  Christmas Present?.  We expect daily one of the Kine/it Assorts-  ments of Fancy Crockery ever seen in the  Boundary country. You will be able to find  at this Assortment something to suit everyone  in prices1 that wjll suit you.  Clothing Sale.  75 Suits at less than cost price.  $12.00 Suits, sale price $ S.oo.  15.00    "        " '   '  "     10.00.  20.00 " " " 12.00.  G)me in and verify this statement.  >s^9mmsmmmm^$.  _s__  - SUITABLE -  Christmas  Presents  Case Carvers..  $5.So, $4.00, $4.50, *;--��. ti-s�� �������' *'������'  Call and see them.  ROGERS .S.,7 Triple Plated Goods-Teaspoons,  Dessert Spoons, Table Spoons, Table Dessert Knives  and Forks.  Everything in Skates  Ch^co, l*��vc Micnw W* �����" "��*>'  all sizes in Acme Clubs.  WehavejustreceivedanewlineofRocKKsand  Pocket Cutlery -  All swell goods.    Prices from $.-oo to $,.SO-  THREE STEAM  SHOVELS HERE  New Machine Arrived in Camp  This Week,  MORE   POWER   THAN  THE NO.  Will Work Alongside ot tbe No. 1 Shovel on  the No. 1 Uvel ol Ihe Knob Kill Mine  ���Made at Lorain, Ohio.  This week the third steam shovel  for handling ore in the Granby mines  in this camp, which was ordered some  little time ago, when the success of  the No. 1 shovel was assured, arrived,  and will be set at work at the No.  1 level of the Knob Hill mine, in the  locality'o) the first shovel purchased  some months ago by the mine management.  .To some extent the first steam  shovel was an experiment, but was  found upon irial, to give very; general  satisfaction to Supt. Williams and  Foreman' Derniody, the result being  that the machine which has just ai>  rived, was ordered.. In the meantime,  the mine management also secured the  use of a steam shovel from the C. P.  R., which has also been at work lor a  month ci more. This latter shovel,  while, from ihe nature of the case, not  being intended for mine work, is'being  put to good use, cannot be utilized to  ihe spme advantage as theother two,  which were manufactured especially  for the severe and heavy work which  they are doing.  In the making of the steam shovel  that i.s just being - put in commissi!  here, advantage has been had of the  experience of tlie one that has been  in use here for sometime. As a result  the No. 3 shovel is a larger and heavier  machine, and is consequently able to  handle more ore, in a given time. Foi  instance,' tlie No. 1 shovel handles"'  about three-quarters of a yard of ma-  ���erial at once, while the new shovel  will handle a full cubic yard in the  same time. The net result is that  the new shovel can be used, if neccs  sary, so as to handle about 1,500 tons  ol oie per dr-y.  The new shovel was supplied by the  same company that huilt the old one,  the Thew 'Automatic Steam Shovel  Co., of Lorain, Ohio. Delivery on  board cars was promised for the end  of November, but was actually made  on November nth. Capt. '1 hew,  the inventor of the shovel, was a visitor in Phoenix the latter part of October.  Hesperus Gold and Copper Mines,  Ltd., composed'largely of Chicago  capitalists. v  At the Granby mines machine shop  woik has been commenced on some  new mine ore cars, which will hold  about ten tons.: .They'-will, be used  in connection with the two small locomotives recently ordered, which will  take the place of horsepower in the  Nos. 1 and 2 tunnels. v  A good sleigh, road has bean built  for the accommodation of the Roderick Dhu claim, in Long L-ike camp,  and three cars of high grade ore a:e  ready for shipment, the development  thus far having given good results.  Shipments will be made ,as soon as  there is sufficient snow.  George Bmith is handling ihe throttle on the Katie Valley locomotive,  which is doing switching duty in the  yards of the Granby Co, here. One  day this week the little machine got  off the track, and it blocked traffic till  one of the huge Shays pulled the little  fellow on the rails again,  Owing to the fact that but one of  the slag-hauling locomotives was in  use at the Graiiby shelter, the six  furnaces have not been treating quite  as much ore this week as they might.  The seprjnd -locomotive; ho\veyer, is  expected to be in commission by Monday, when the tonnage shipped and  tieated will be increased,  J), M, McVicar j.s.building a short  tramway between the R. P. U, and  Gold Finch properties, Loth of which  he is working, to shorten the wagon  haul in getting out the high grade ore  common to both mines. When com  pleted it will reduce the cost of transportation considerably. Both proper-  tits are said to be looking well.  IS THE BEST IN  THE INTERIOR  New Phoenix Telephone System Has No Superior.  COMPANY SPENT OVER 510,000 HERE  Local Lines Rebuilt Throughout, with Mela!,  lie Circuits���New Central Has New  Switch Board���Modern Fililrgs.  HIS FAITH FIRM  INJMNDARY  Rowland Machin, of Victoria,  Here Yesterday.  HAS A, HIGHER OPINION THAT EVER  Boundary Mining Notes,  Over 400 men are employed at the  Gianby mines in this camp, being the  laigest number in the history of Phoenix.  Ore is being hatiled from the Sena  lor claim, in Summit camp, to the railway, for shipment to the Granln  smelter.  Hard rock has been reached in tin-  No. 4 tunnel r-l the Granby mines,  just outside the Pioneer office, the boie  being under cover about 60 or 70 feet.  Application has been made by the  Granby Co. to the legislature for permission to run a tunnel a mile or more  in length to tap the Phoenix ore bodies  at greater depth,  Operations at the Cariboo, Camp  McKinney, have been temporarily discontinued, and in the meantime it i.s  probable that ihe plant for treating the  ore will be added lo.  It is expected that, the repaiis having been completed and the new castings finally having been placed, both  sides ol the 60 drill compressor at the  Gianby mines will be in use today.  The Ella and Dumphee claims, near  the Uetts and Hesperus group, on  Hardy mountain, were taken over by  Huston capital ihis week, and develop-*  ineiii will be started without delay.  Next Thursday is the Decembei  payday at the Granby mines, when  something over 400 men will receive  their paychecks, and neaily 300 at the  smelter will be similarly favored.  The second slag hauling locomotive  arrived at the Granby smelter this  week, somewhat relieving ihe first one,  which had almost more than it could  do to haul away the slag from four ol  the turnaees,  It is claimed there are 15,000 tons  of ore alieady in sight iu the Bens  claim, on Hardy mountain, on which  work was only staited last June. The  total length of the tunnel being driver,  by Manager Rae is 160 feet, and the  ore is said to iun about $12 per ton,  Mr. Rae expects to install a thiee-drill  air compressor at an early date, and" to  begin shipments to the smeller next  spring.    The property is owned by the  Says Ihe Announced Qranby Dividend Has  Opened the Eyes of a Good Many as lo  the Possibilities of lite District.  One visitor who was in the city yes-  tetday, Rowland Machin, is probably  one of the most firm of all believers in  the greatness of the resources of the  Boundary. lror years Mr.Machin has  been visiijng the Boundary two or  three limes a year, and he stated yes.  teiday to a Pioneer representative that  his faith in this district grows greater  with each visit.  As is well known, Mr. Machin is  the manufactureis' agent for the famous Bennett fuse and Campbell's steei  as well as Holman's rock drill���all  English productions. His trade in  these he reports as exceedingly good,  and improving each year. In Ross,  land camp he says they have never had  a missed fuse when his goods weie  used, in all the yeais that that camp  has been under development. The  same thing can also be said of the  Boundary.  Several of his llolman di ills are in  use in the War Eagle mine, Rossland,  and he is just placing them in the  Nickel Plate mine in Camp Medley,  whither he went when leaving here  yesterday. Mr. Machin states that  the llolman diills, which are new in  British Columbia, are giving the best  of satisfaction wherever they have  been introduced.  Mr. Machin shines as an optimist,  and consequently has no use for pessimists of any kind. Notwithstanding  ihe adverse conditions that have prevailed in mining ciicles, and in spile  of the low grade of Boundary ores, he  has always been confident that thh  section was sure to be a dividend payer in lime, wiih ihe economical practice in mining and smelting. The declaration of the fust dividend by ihe  Granby Co,, he asserts, has opened the  eyes of many a coast merchant and investor as to what can be done here,  and he is certain that it will have the  most beneficial kind of an effect on the  Boundary and its development. All  through the mining sections Mr.  Madiin's business is good, and in  none of them is it better than in the  Boundary.  New officials ofthe Greenwood Liberal Association weie elected as follows: Picsidcut, Duncan Ros��; vice-  president, Kenneth McKei zi-; sec  retary, J.M. S'fphi ns. ./\ n-Milutiori  was passed asking the Kainloops As  sociation lo call a Liberal convention  for the en ti 1 e electoral distiict not  later than January 13th.  From the amount of woik done and  money expended in Phoenix on improvements in the last month pr two,  the Yemon & Nelijon Telepone Co.  must think the business in Phoenix of  some importance. Something over  $10,000 has been spent in this way,  with ihe result that this town now has  a telephone system that is in better  shape than that of any other town in  the interior, having been rebuilt from  telephone to syyitchboaid. livery  house in town has been. rewired, as  wel| as business offices, the work in all  cases being concealed as far as possible,  and has been done with an idea to permanency that will tell in the long run,  Supt, Hodge says that he will almost  stake his reputation, that* there will be  no complaints from oidinary causes  for two years to come.  In the course of the work some 30  miles of wire has been' used, 30 new  poles have been set, 250 12-pin cross-  arms placed, and 3,000 piiis and 3,000  insulators will have been placed in  position by the time the work is completed, Besides this, 750 feet of outside cable and 100 feet of inside cable  have been put up.  The new office in the Bank Block  has been fitted up in most improved  style, with eveiy'modern- convenience  known iii-,the world of telephony. .In  additioii to the down-fodate switchboard, a new cross-connecting rack  has been installed,'.and an absolutely  ^und-prodf - cabinet* placed in ��� TJSe;  All oi the improvements have been  made under the direct supervision of  the district superintendent, George C.  Hodge, and Steve Irwin, the foreman,  and reflect credit on them. The new-  exchange was placed in use last Sunday, and while the force will be busy  for a week or two yet, putting on the  finishing touches to the system, there  will be no more cross talk, as in ihe  past. The ringing is-now done in the  central office by electric power.  ASSOCIATED BOARDS IN SESSION.  Mel at Rossland Wednesday and Passed Important Resolutions.  The Associated Boards of Tmde of  Eastern British Columbia met in annual convention at Rossland Wednesday, the affiliated boards represented  being Rossland, Nelson, Kaslo, Cas  cade, Greenwood, Fernie, Trail, Fort  Steele and Cranbrook. The annual  addiess by president George Buchanan  reviewed the chjef events of the year  in the interior, and was heartily received. Mr. Buchanan was re-elected  president, and Archibald B. McKenzie, of Rossland, was appointed wore-  tary. ,..  -   '  The,convention endorsed the Nelson board's resolution approving Cham-  beilain's policy, defeating ihe amend  ment approving of a preferential tariff  without reference to any particular  statesman,  A resolution carried petitioning the  C. P. R. to keep "open the Lardeau-  Gerrard railway service throughout  the winter.       ... ���  Other resolutions   carried   were as  follows! To assure efficacy in the   provincial department of  mines   and for  the'appointment of a   commission to  repoit on the needs of the. mining industry.    To secure publication by the  government of bulletins on   new   processes for the treatment   of   refractory  oies.    Directing the  attention  of the  mines department to the  existence ol  the rarer metals in the Kootenay  and  Boundary ores,    To secure more  definite interpretation of   the   respective  rights of placer and lode miners. Ask  inn the dominion government   to   establish a bureau of mines in  connection with the geological survey.  The delegates were entertained at a  theatre party and supper' and visited  the Elmore oil concentrator.  IS EVIDENCE  OFACTIVnY  Bring In 5,000 Ties for Brook-  Iyn Spur.  &��>('���:"  7 ':':ckk^l%  *y.i^- ':*���.  -yrytfMfik-rji  ,!*'��"i. 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": .'���'T.'-;'���;  TO EXTEND TRACK TO THE ORE DUMPS  ;pg,7;7  7'||��||77  :$ifli72  "7i|$!$t-3  .-.-,q?;^A^-.-���;;-  Ill  ill  Little Can Be Learned ol tbe Detail*, Bnt Twelve  Cars of Sleepers Have Already Ecca  Delivered.  WILL PAY THE  THIRD DIVIDEND  PREMIER MCBRIDE IS WILLING.  To   Do   Away   With Two Per Cent  Tax If  Substitute Is Found,  In debate ai Victoria last Monday  McDonald of Rosslsnd, leader of the  opposition in the legislature, attacked  the 2 per cent mineral tax, claiming  too many vexations were thrown on  the miningindustry. Premier McBride  replied that while some mining men  protested, they offered no solution of  the difhV.elty, He said revenue bad to  be raised, and the mines could not be  exempt. If a better scheme were offered he would gladly adopt it. He  wishes to take the load off the miner  and prospector as far as possible.  Premier McBride appeals to the  house topassthe loan bill for $1,000,000  before december the 15th, when payment must be'made in London to preserve the provincial credit. He had  not been awaie at the election in how  ciitical a state the last government had  lctt provincial finances, In regard to  the difficulty over not being able  thiough ihe statute now in force to have  the Fernie recount, the premier promised to bring in an amendment to  make ihe old bill workable.  In an interview that afternoon R. S.  Green, now commissioner of lands  and works, and until recently minister  of mines, stated that the government  was not wedded to Ihe 2 percent tax,  and would change it if a better one  was proposed, or if the government  was able to devise a good substitute.  The short time since the government  was elected had not given time to consider the subject in all its bearings be-  loie the session, but they weie anxious  to aid mining as much as possible.  As It Appears in East Kootenay.  The Phoenix Pioneer is in  its  filth  year, and   is  one of the   best   papers  published  in   Western   Canada.     W.  B. Willcox, the founder   and   present  proprietor,   has  done  work on the paper  of the   important  building of the town  ary distiict.  he  is leceiving some  it  Providence Directors Expect To  -   --    po5o Shortly.  PR0FER1Y., CONTINUES TO IMPROVE  Boundary's .Banner  High Grade   Mine "Will  < Probably Pay Monthly Returns le  Shareholders After the First of January.  Last Saturday the Pioneer man visited the Providence mine, which is  located about two miles from Greenwood, up the Boundary Creek valley.  It will be remembered that this is the  property that has made such a splendid  showing in the last year or two, and  has already paid about $5,500 in two  dividends to those fortunate enough  to hold shares.  This propeity is being worked by  means of an incline shaft, and the ore  is some of the richest, if not the richest,  ever taken out of a Boundary mine.  Net returns of $200 to ��300 per ton  are not uncommon from the Providence. A crew of 30 to 40 men is  emplyed constantly, and unlike many  high grade proporties, the deeper they  gel the better the mine looks. A practical miner, Duncan Mcintosh, who is  also vice-president and manager of the  Providence Mining Co., is in immediate charge of the work, and its success is said to be due largely to his  wise management.  It is anticipated that at the December meeting of the board of directors  a thiid divividend will be declared by  the Providence, and it is not at all unlikely that after the first of Januaiy  this soil of thing will take place  monthly with great regularity. The  Providence enjoys the reputation of  having been ihe first mine in the  Buuudiiiy to declare dividends, and its  success has encouraged a number of  others to work high grade claims,  notably the Elkhorn.E. P. U.and Gold  Finch, all of which aie most promising, to say nothing of several others in  the high grade belt, on which work is  being prosecuted.  If there is any mining property in  the Boundary district about which it  is difficult to secure information in  advance, that property is the Brooklyn  group in this camp, owned by the Dominion Copper Co., Ltd., with a capital of $5,000,000, and with head offices and all the officials in Toronto.  Evidence is not. lacking,   however,  that something is brewing in regard to  the Brooklyn, and has been for some  time.    It was known last summer that  the officials of the company   had  arranged to ship the ore on   the  dumps  of the Brooklyn and Stemwinder, the  most extensively  developed mines of  the  group.    The  roadmaster of the  C. P. R., Mr. Johnson, went over the  uncompleted spurs, and found out how  much steel  and  the  number of ties  needed,   and then  came   a'hitch, as  the   Dominion  Copper   Co. did  not  wish  to  pay   the  cost  of laying the  steel, the amount advanced to be taken  out in ore tonnage���a rule of the C.  P. R., that has  been enforced   more  than.once in the Boundary   country.  In other words, the C. P. R. takes no  chances on putting in a spur at its own  expense,"and'then possibly have but a  few cars of ore shipped over it.  ������   This was the situation for a number  ���pJL'rocmlhs^ncl..fi^yy,4liwMj^id;t^  tlie C. FvRi' had issued rush orders to ^  "*!'  lay'the steelyan   arrangement- haying  evidently been arrived at.    Early this  week twelve cars of ties were rundown  the  Brooklyn   spur-r-which   had  not  been used for many months  before���  and it is said  that  the Yale-Lumber  Co, at  Cascade,   has  an   order- for  5,000 ties for this  special work, and  is now sawing them as fast as possible.  The steel, also, is now on the way from  Robson, it being estimated that enough  for laying three-fourths  of a mile will  be required.  It is known that the Brooklyn and  Stemwinder dumps have thousands of  tons of ore of good grade that any of  the smelters of the district would be  glad to have to mix with other ores.  In consideration of the foregoing, it  would seem that it will not now be  long before ore shipments from the  north side of the city will be going out  regularly. -'  Skating Rink Open Tonight.  Prendergast & Munro expect to  open the skating riak this evening for  the season, and thereafter, when the  ice is good, the rink will be open to  the public from 2.30 to 4.00 in the  afternoon, and from 7.30 to 10.00 in  ihe evening.  This year the rink proprietor have  made some improvements in the rink,  making the waiting rooms more comfortable, and laying double floors. The  price of season tickets has been somewhat reduced aud in every way it ispro-  posed to make the rink a popular resort whenever the weather will permit  of its use���which is a good share of  the time in winter. They will also  have special facilities for sharpening  skates, and in, due time will announce  through the press special occasions,  like carnivals, etc.  .-}�����-*>'$,'."���;���'  '���'.'f.'t  BOUNDARY ORE SHIPMENTS.  The rollowiHK table (jive* the ore shipments of Boundary minea lor 1900, Tor iQOl^foi-  1903, ami lor 1903, a.n reported to the Phoenix Pioneer���  'eadwood  1900  64,533  2117  150  5,340  Summit..  19,494  a lot <->f hard  and has been one  factors in the up-  nd the Bound-  It is to be hoped that  vr.ird for his  labor and his loyally, lt will not lie  much, as any new-spaner publisher well  knows, but he is entitled to what little  may come his way.���Cranbrook Herald.    Latest Prices In Metals.  Nkw Youk���Cupiiur,  i-leclrolvtic and  liikw, $12.25<��*12 75.  Bur Silver, 5(i'u  Lead, H%  Granby Mines, Phoenix  Snowshoe, "  lirooklvn, "  ft Motlitr Lode,  Sunset,  Morrison,  15. C. Mine,  Li. Hell, "       Fin ma, "       ^Senator "       Oro Denoro  _���_  Winnipeg,    Wellington.       1,07(>  l-iciltli'ii Crown,       "        ......      2,250  Athelstaii-Jiu-kpot "               L200  Kini; Solomon, W.Copper   No. 7 Mine, Central   Citv of Paris, "            2>0(W  .Jewel, Long Luke  H'O  Ciiiini, West Fork   l'rovideixe,    Providence   Klkhurn   I-. P. U. "       Ruby.     Houndary Kails         ��� ��� ��� ���  Miscellaneous    7___  Total, tons      00,730  liranliv Smelter treated, tons..    G'2,387  1901  231,762  1,731  99i034  S02  150  47,405  5(!0  (550  1,040  '550  875  005  '350  SHO  1902  309,858  20,800  141'.326  7,455  14',8l'i  8,530  "785  025  '482  2', 176  '219  1903  347.506  71,932  1?6,124  15.B81  3,331)  10,305  20,2-n)  3.'!  13.(125  2.435  Wcekf  11,079 ��  2,240  00  0D3  33  85!) k  SO  3,450  390,000  230.S2S  507.545  312,340  4,510  910  213  107  017.800  323,442  3G0  i  17,004!  10,1)811  ji.Mij..^iu.rfftlllBiMBWa��M��^AIffim��fflftflMimllMMW^ 4  *  THE PHOENIX PIONEER  ���� III  II: I  &  J  11  .. iS6  lit-*  ���^  11'  n  m  mm  wm  lii  ii  The Phoenix Pioneer  And Boundary Mining Journal.  ISSUED ON SATUKDAV BT THB  PIONEER PUBLISHING CO.  AT.PHOKSIX. B.C  W.B. WILLCOX. Manager.  Telephone!  I Business office No. u.  J Manager's residence, No. IS-  SOBSCKIPTIOHS IK ADVANCB.  ....|J.OO  .... i.*5  per Year   iix Months   If you are not a subscriber to this paper, this  la an invitation to you to become one,  Advertising ratea iurnished on application.  Legal notices io and j cents per line.     .  Four weekly Insertions constitute one month's  advertlsinc  ^UNIONf  1903  DEC.  1903  Sua. Men. Tues. Wad.  Thu. Fri.   Sat.  1 2 3  4    5  6    7    8 9 JO J J  J2  13 14.   15 16 17 18 19  20 21   22 23 24 25 26  27 28   29 30 31  BOUNDARY'S DIVIDEND ERA.  Last week's announcement that, on  the   16th  of December,   the Granby  ' Consolidated Company would begin  the payment of regular quarterly divi-  ' dends, on a basis of four per cent per  annum on the  issued  capital, or ten  ' per cent on the market price of the  shares, must certainly have made pleasant reading to the 300 or 400 stockholders of that  company.    And  not  ' only was it interesting to those who  have put their hard coin into the  Granby   mines, but to  every man  in-  ' terested in mining in the province.  For some months it has been anticipated that the Granby Co. would take  '" this step, but the official announcement  . ��� to that effect was what was. wanted.  From''the statement    made  by   trie  company at its annual meeting held in  Montreal   in   October,  much   larger  dividends could be declared, but the  management prefers lo keep a reserve  on hand for improvement and contingencies���a plan that is acknowledged  by the best business men to  be wise.  It should be remembered that the  dividend just announced was made  while operating but four furnaces at  the .company's reduction works, and  with a number of drawbacks to contend with during the last fiscal year  of the company���all of which are too  well known of in the Boundary country to require repetition. Now six  furnaces are being operated, and with  ordinary luck it would seem that the  company can not only continue to pay  the dividend announced of one per  cent each quarter, but in all likelihood  to do even belter than that i. the near  future.  It has been believed for some time  that when the Granby Co. actually  reached the profit sharing period,  when that fact became known, and it  was dtfinitely learned that these golden  hills could be made to give a profit���  then would come a time when plenty  of capital would be available for investment here, and when prosperity  would shine upon us for a long, long  season. We hope that this will be  the case, and have every reason to believe that it will. No music sounds  so sweet to shareholders as that of  dividends, and that is a tune that will  evidently be played in the Boundary  fo��a good many years to come.  The man who criticised Joseph  Martin through the columns of the  Vancouver Ledger, after being sued for  libel by the man from Manitoba, apol  ogized for so doing, and the action was  withdrawn. Mr. Martin says the  newspapers have been doing too much  talking about him in an uncomplimentary style, and proposes to put a  stop to it, Until he leaves the Province, however, he is likely to be in the  public eye, for he's built that way.  President Miner, of the Granby Co.,  was once credited with saying that it  he began to receive returns in from  five.to ten years from., the lime the  wnrk was begun, he would be satisfied.  The time is somewhat short of the  latter figure, and at no distant date  other Boundary mines will doubtless  be paying dividends also. ,  Repeated statement are to the  effect that there will be a Dominiou  election soon. The date most commonly set for this important event is  in the latter part of Januaiy, although  nothing official has yet been given out  in this connection.  It is some years since there have  been so many deals made .in the  Boundary, as have been in evidence  this fall. Most of them aie of an important nature, also, Confidence in  the potentialities of the Boundary is  growing steadily.  With three steam shovels at woik  at the Granby mines, \ mine pay toll  of over four hundred men, and plenty  of coke at the smelter, it looks as  though   those six   furnaces  would   be  kept busy-for-it-long time to ccm?.  The shareholder^ in the Gianby Co.  had to be possessed of plenty of patience in looking for returns, but from  now on they will smile broadly as the  quarterly dividend checks at rive with  due regularity.  Apparently there are more reports  of accidents from deer hunting this  year than from dear hunting. Possibly  those of the latter variety do not get  into print so readily.,  Premier McBride is curtailing government expenses in every way possible. The legacy left him by. previous administrations makes this imperative.  STRICTLY   BUSINESS  ��r  !  THE OBSERVATORY  Things Talked of at  Home and Klskwhkke  Jb  Mr. Miner, Mr. Graves, Mr. Flum-  erfelt and their associates in the  Granby Co. are to be congratulated  on the final successfulouicbme of their  extensive operations in this cmp.  Many there were on the outside, and  some were mining men of experience,  who did not believe that our low grade  ores could be made to yield a profit.  But the management of the Granby  Co. never faltered from the time they  took hold, some five or six years ago.  Obstacles innumerable-presented themselves, some of which seemed to be  practically insuperable���yet each, after  the other, was successfully overcome,  and overcome sometimes where others  had failed.  One thing should  be  remembered  about the Granby Co. pn the outside  ���something that is well known in the  Boundary. The concern has been conducted on the strictest business principles from the very inception.    Not a  thing was lacking.    Capital  was provided in accordance with   the  size of  the enterprise, and the  most  capable  men that could be retained   were se  cured to carry out the details.    Possibly  the management  has shown its  wisdom in no more  striking way than  in the selection   of  its   department  heads^-the ^lieutenants  who   carried  out  the plans formulated.    Many a  mining company in British  Columbia  has had ample capital, yet was not the  success it should have been.    In most  cases it was a question of men, not  money.  7  Economy in advertising is another  name for judicious spending.  There is no health  in ihe business  that can't be benefited by good adver-  7* . ..   -.   - ��� .--��� ���-  tising.    .'������; '.'".���.'-..���".  One ad will not make your fortune���  may not make a sale. Keep everlastingly at it. The race is not always to  the swift���-sometimes to the long-  winded.  Once upon a time Opportunity failed  to knock at a wise man's door. But  he adveitised for her: and she came  and stayed.���Saturday Evening  Post.  Preaching is not good advertising.  Don't argue too much. Don't try to  prove everything you say. It creates  suspicion. Talk what you believe, and  just as though you believe ever) body  else will believe.  PROVINCIAL MINING ASSOCIATION.  Important Resolution Passed at Kaniloops by  ibe Executive.  Probably the most important matter  dealt with by the Provincial Mining  Association in executive session at  Kainloops last week, was the adoption  of a resolution calling upon the government to tax all lands in the province, including mining pioperties, so  that none should escape paying their  fair share toward ihe general revenue.  E. B.'Kirby, of Rossland, introduced  a resolution which asked for the imposition of a graduated land tax such  as obtains in New'Ze.--land, where the  larger the land holding the larger the  percentage on its value which the  holder has to pay. This was somewhat loo socialistic for the executive  and the resolution eventually passed  in ihe form given.  THE MASTER MECHANIC'S r-UKK  TAK SOA1' heals and softens the fkln, while  promptly cleansing it of grease, oil, rust, etc.  Invaluable Tor mechanics, farmers, sportsmen.  Jfwo Sample on receipt of ac for postage. Albert  Toilet Soap Co., Mfra, Mortreal.  It is not often that a newspaper published even in the heart of a mining  distiict, is as clo;.e to actual mining  operations as is the Phoenix Pioneer.  For instance, to observe the work of  beginning the diiving of No. 4 tunnel  by the men employed by the Granby  mines, all that the lightning compositors employed.on this family journal  have to do is lo look out of the windows of the Pioneer building. Not a  hundred yards away is the force of  men diilling and blasting, and getting  ihe tramway in shape for extensive  operations. As yet the face ofthe  tunnel is barely out of sight, as the  shooting occasionally testifies. The  mines in Phoenix-^the mines that  have given fame to the Boundary in  large measure���are not located from  one to five miles distant, as is so often  the case in mining Camps, but aie literally at-our doors.  '    m  Here is an item that we give for  what it is worth, and no more, '! here  may be something in it, and may not:  When in Gieenwood last Saturday the  editor of the Pioneer was informed  that one gentleman had been informed  by another, that he had been told by  still another, that Jay P.Graves had  told-.him that work on the -Phoenix'  branch of'the V., V. & E. from Grand  Forks, would be started in'" full swing  between the 1st and 151I1 of December.  *u  A certain preacher, at the conclusion of his sermen, we are fold, said,:  "Let all in the house who are paying  their debts stand up." Instantly every  man, woman and child, with one exception, rose to their feet. The  preacher seated them and said : "Now-  let every man net paing his debts  stand .up."- The exception noted, a  careworn, hungry looking individual,  clothed in his last summer's suit, slowly assumed a perpendicular position.  "How is it, my friend," asked the  preacher, "that you are the only man  not to pay his obligations?" "I run a  newspaper," he meekly answered, "and  the brethren here who just stood up  arc niv -subscribers, and -". "Let  us pray," exclaimed the minister.  A number of li.ibing ��� nien ' of "tlie-  Boundary have been favored with letters from Harry Johns, formerly superintendent of the Sunset mine in Dead-  wood camp. Since leaving the Boundary, Mr. Johns has been trying his  luck at placer mining in California.  He thinks he has struck a good thing,  that merely icquires a little capital to  carry it to success, and give pointers  to old California-;placer' miners. He  is willing to let in a few of his friends  in the Boundary country, but, seemingly, they do not appear to be anxious  to take hold. It might be making  money too fast.  ���   MS     .    ���        ��� ������  -Percy F. Godentath, the newspaper  correspondent, who .was formerly located in the Boundaiy, has been  spending a nionr.li in the Lardeau, and  now has in preparation a Christmas  story entitled, "A Romance of Poplar  Creek," dealing with the discovery of  this.now famous gold camp. The tale  is based on tbe attempted jumping of  a placer claim and the tragic ending  of the jumper. Ii is Mr. Godenrath's  first attempt at fiction, and will appear  in a number of papers.  The Hamilton Herald says that  Patti sings like sixty. In fact, she has  been singing something like that for  several years; and her fifteenth or  twentieth ' farewell" tour is now taking  place.  MS  McRae. Bros. & Smith, of this city,  always have something original in the  way of a Christmas card. This year  their greeting is in the form of a folder,  with the following appropriate verse",  such card having a photographic view  of Phoenix or some of its mines:  This lime bit modest niiif-e must soar  And lake a iiigljpr flight,  We're leeline. now as ne'i-i- before,  With dividends in ��ii>lit.  The hill:>.about so rich and bijj  No longer cium; up fear,  Kor out of-'-glory holee" we'll ilic  A million totiH next yeiir.  Our copper minus may sometimes run,.  Yi-l pay, at ilolliirs four,  But'nulil and (silver go Ihe ton  ���Two bundled net und more.  And so 1 sing to far and near,  Iu lunijuiijje true but bold,  "Keep eyeon Boundary mines next year,  Of copper, silve , gold."  ��������  The starting of ihe Poplar Creek  Nugget by Col, Lowrey, with James  W. Greer in immediate charge, re:  minds us of ihe early days of the  Pioneer. This Boundary weekly was  projected in the fall of 1899, but of  course it took time to get in the new  plant for printing, and it took longer  to get it housed, with the demand  You should if you don't. It gives the news  of the Boundary. It works for the Boundary. It is owned by the editor and not by  any clique or faction. It is worth $10.00.  It costs only $2.00.  then prevalent for buildings of any  sort. In the meantime Duncan Ross,  of the Greenwood Times, thought to  cast an anchor to windward and take  time by the forelock by starting a paper  in-this place, and thus perhaps discourage the launching of the Pioneer,  which had been announced. So Mr.  Greer did the work of getting out exactly thirteen-issues of the Phoenix  News.  When the writer reached Phoenix to  stay, one <T the first men he met was  Mr. Greer, who soon announced that  there was room for but one weekly in  Phoenix, and that he had come to stay.  However, the Pioneer plant was then  being br< ught up the hill by four  horses . frum Grand ' Koiks, and-in a  few days theieafter the first number  was launched, since which time, of  COUI.S-*, as is well known, it has never  missed an issue. The opposition, the  News, lasted but a few numbers ihere-  al'ter, from vaiious causes 11 is to be  hoped, that Mr. Greer will have bettei  luck iu the giealguld camp of Poplar.  *�����*��*�����������������)*  B. C MINING  An average of the ore from the  Len'or'a mine, Mt. Sicker, is said to be  six per.cent in cupper.  All the mine and mill machinery ai  the Arlington mine Kiie, is being  offered for sale.  The Western Oil & Fuel Co., J.  B. Ferguson, manager, is drilling foi  oil near Morrissey.  Natuial gas has been discovered at  Steveslonjnear New Westminster, and  drilling has been started.  The Theis company has commenced  the sinking of a shaft at Oldtown,  Perry creek, for dee]) placer operations.  At Barkerville the country is al read)  well covered with snow, and all placer  mining operations have been sus  pencled. .   -  A shipment of exceptionally high  grade ore will shortly be made from  the Bonanza group, near Ymir, owned  by Rowley and Anderson, en the "north  fork of Wild Horse creek.  Fou. furnaces in operation at the  LeRoi's Norport-smelter, are treating  800 to i,oou tons of ore d.iily, and  employing 180 men. An ore buyer  has been added to the staff.  Final payment has been made on  the famous Hunter V. group of seven  claims, near Ymir, and that property  has passed into the hands of the B. C.  Standard Mining Co. The entire consideration was $50,000.  The 'Gold :Hill mine on Forty-nine  creek, lias made a first shipment of  free milling ore to the Hall Mines  smelter for test'purposes. The owners  propose to build a mill as soon as the  extent of the ore bodies is. proved.  The Great Northern Mines company has completed the purchase of  the Swepe group on Poplar creek.  The company is employing twenty  men steadily on the Lucky Jack and  Swede groups, and both properties  continue to give most satisfactory results.  Ore shipments from the Rossland  camp for last week were: LeRoi,  4,740 tans; Centre Star, 1,380 tons;  War Eagle, 1,140 tons; LeRoi No. 2,  290 tons; LeRoi No. 2 ^milled) 350  tons; Jumbo, 120 tons; Kootenay,  240 tons; total, 8,260 tons; total for  year to date, 367,140 tons,  The company operating the Foghorn mine, in the Ymir district, after  three yeais spent in driving a 1,000-  foot tunnel through veryhard lock, has  struck the ledge at a depth of 900. At  that depth lour and a half feet of carbonate ore carrying free gold has been  crosscut, which is similar in appearance and character to that found in the  nottoni of the small shaft sunk on the  vein 900 feet above.  The record made by the Centre Star  mining company, operating the Centre  Star mine at Rossland, for the year  ending .September 30th, shows the net  profit in.-excess of all expenditures  was $265,000, and of this sum $195,-  000, was applied to liquidating the indebtedness of the company, leaving  $70,000 in the treasury. A feature of  the operations was the exceedingly  low cost of $1.97 per ton for  mining.  Cotton rags wanted at the Pioneer  office. Highest price paid. Bring  .'em along and get your money.  Phoenix Home Brewed  W  LAGER  BEER  D. J. MATH ESON,  INSURANCE AGENT,  KIKK, LIFE, ACC DENT.  Commissioner for taking Affidavits.  Phoenix, B. C.  R. B. KERR,  Barrister and Solicitor,  7 NOTARY PUill.ic.  ���PHOENIX, B. C  Brewed l>y ft home iiislilution, litis proven,  tlie test and has made n ��  >���  Host of Friends  who testify to its Good Qualities  PHOENIX BREWERY,  JULIUS MUELLER,   Proprietor.  Corner  Standard Ave. and Banner St.. Phoenix.  PALACE LIVERY STABLES ���; j  1 ' .7'      ' ��� '  "' IB*  '! he best established and regulated hostelry 111 the Bonn- jr  da'ry.    We are centrally located injour new stables with *P  a "complete outfit 01 Saddle and  Diiving Horses.     The  best of rigs.      Parlies  driven  to  any Boundary   point.  The Best Lethbridge Coal promptly delivered.    Large  Stock cf. Dry Wood.       -  Mclntyre & McDonald  Knob Hill Ave.,       ^SSVio^        Phoenix, B.C.  ID GRAM  THE SCENIC LINE  Through Salt Lake City, Lea.dville, Pueblo, Colorado Springs and Denver, and  the famous'Rocky Mountain Scenery by Daylight to all points East.  ^ Fqst Trains Disily Bet, Ogden and PenveT"^  MODERN   EQUIPMENT, THROyQ.H,iPUIJ.MAN   AND lOyRIST, _  SLEEPING   CARS    AND  ������SUPB^lV'niNINi;'   CAR   SERVICE.  STOPOVERS ALLOWED.  Foi rates, folders and other  information, address,  W. C.   McBRIDE, Gen. Agent,  124 Third St.,  Portland, Ore.  You Should Read  THE PHOENIX PIONEER  The Leading Weekly  of the Boundary.  Published in tlie Heart of the Greatest Gold  Copper belt of British Columbia.  GEORGE GIBSON  SHAVING PARLORS  and BATHROOM.  Phoenix, B. C.  (iraves-Williams Block,cor.  First nnd Old IronsidtsAve.  &  KingEdward Lodge, No.36  A. K. and A. M.  Regular communication 8 p. m.    See.  on<l Thursday of each month.  KinerKeiit iin-rlii)j:s nscnllcd: MrrciiU  Hall, Murrison-AlKlrrsoii Iflock  O.W.KUMi'.KRliKK,  ^   Scx-rtrlurv.  W.O.EKVSljR  W'.M.  Phoenix Federal Labor Union   No. 155   Meets 'Thursdays at 8 p. m. at Min-    efs' Union Hall. _  NJLHMIHOX.I'ics.      J. KlORUAN.Scc'y  MOMIX AliRlE;  NO. 158.  .'IccthlKS on Friday.  i" S jou.iu.. Milters'.  UiiLii Hull.  -r"mnTiry VIbUIhj-   brethnn,  4? OF Jz��r cordially inviud.  THOS LYO."*   . I'ie��.      WM. HI.KMING. Secy-  I. O. O. F.  SNOWSIIOH 1.01)01J NO.4&  Meets every. Momlny Hvenlng at   Hardy   Hall.  Visiting lirethern cordially Invited.  Wai.tkk Morrison, N. fJ,  Ueo. R. Mkad. Rcc. Bcc'y,  ^OREGON  Sho^tIjine  and union Pacific  ONI.V  LINK  EAST   VIA  Salt Lake and Denver.  'Two 'Trains Daily.'  .Steamship tickets to' Kuropeuiiil other  foreitrn countries.  LeHVes  Oaily  Spokane Time'Schedule.  Kflectivc Nov. jt igoj  Arrive!  Daily  S.ioa. in. FAST MAIL���Tu and fiotii  Cucnrd'Alem-district, Fai ni-  iiiKton Rarlk-ld ' olfax, I'ull.  limn, -"MOKcmv, ,��Poincroy,  Wiiitsbmif, Dayton, W alia  Walla, I'ei-dlctmi...t!nker'Clty  and all points Ka'st.:.:.....'. - 8 oo i��. iu,  1:30 p. 111. K.Yi'KHKR��� I'ar-FiiriuiiiRlon  Gnrfield, Colfax, Pullman,  Moscow, l.ewmtou, Portland  San Francisco, Hakcr City  and nil points KAST.  HXl'RHSS ��� From alt points  Hast, Halter City, San Fran-  cisco. Portland, Colfnx, Oar-  field anil 1'armiiitito 11.30a.m.  ���Kxcept Sunday.  SHORT LINK TO CALIFORNIA.  ���San Fritnciseii-I'oi'llanil Kontu.  Steamers.sail fi'uiu Aiuswoitli dock, Portland,  at 8 p. m  and from Spear Street wlialf, SanFrali.  Cisco  at 10 a. 111. every five days.  Tickets on sale at oil 8. F & N. Stations.  For further information as to rates, time ol  trains, equipment, etc..address  GHO. J. MOHLUH.Oeiieral Agent,  Riverside Ave.,Spokane, Wash  the entire Boundaiy shipped 500,000 tons of ore,  nearly every ton of which was reduced by  UOUNDARV SHIllEllS ���  Phoenix camp alone shipped ^30,000 tons of ore  last year.  'The Pioneer is published every Saturday and  and is sent to any part ol Canada or the United  States for '  per year���or the rest of the world for $3.00  per M  V^ar.    It gives the Kj  "���'���'"   :' IS  Latest and Most "  Reliable News   I  5potae falls and florlhern  NELSON   &   FORT   SIIEPPARD  JIEJ) MOUNTAIN K'Y.  Washington and Great Nor. Ry.  V., V.andE. Ry.  The only nil-rail route between all points east,  west, anil south to Ro.s.stami, Nelson and all Intermediate point*; coiMiectiuff hi Spokane with  the Great Northern, Northern Pacific and O. R ttt  N.Co.  Connects nt Kosslmid and Nelson with Canadian I'iictfic Railway.  Coiuiccls ni Nelfou with steamer for Kaslo and  all Kootenay I,ake poiultt.  Connect;* at Curlew with fltnge foi Grren  wood aud Midway. B. C.  . JlutTel cam run on pnftseiiffer traitm bttwecu  tween Spokane and Republic.  KHHKCTIVK NOV. 27. 190a.  !,enve. .'.rrive  ...5:45 p. ����  ...5:10 p in.  ., 8 00 p. tn  .,,4:00 p. nt.  ....4 41 p. ��i.  ....5:40 p.m.  9:25a in   .o.i^n. in    Spokane   ....   Ki'KSiund.,.,   y.iAin.* 111   10:35 a  nt   ln.34 <*��� Ml   9'i5". m    NelKoti    Gland 1'orkn    curlew    Republic   H.A.JACKSON,  General Passenger Ageul  Spokane. Ws ill.  SANITARIUM, Arrow Lake, B.C.      The most perfidy appointed Health  and Pleasure Kisoit In the West, Willi a complete system of Path*���including Turkish an I  itus-lan. Open the year round. The curative  properties of Its walt-is arc uiie<|iialcd.  For Ciirliif; all Rheumatic, Nervous and Min,-  cular'l'ioulilis.  Foi Healing alt Kidney, Liver and Stomach  ailnii tits.  lor I'.limliuitliiK all Metallic Poisons from the  System.  The uiaiideur of the scenery is unrivaled.  Mountains, mihw peaks, forests, hikes,waterfalls,  boating, yachlliiK, fishing, shooting, exclusions  tenuK Us winter climate is unsurpassed for  intMi,   ..  of Boundary Mines and Smelters.      It is feailess  and independent, and aims to be , '     \({t  DOWN TO DATE. S  Your subscription can begin at any time.  Address with check  PIONEER PUBLISHING .CO.-  PHOENIX, B. C.  Direct Line  To CliicBirbaiid all points cast; Lonie-  ville, Memphis, New'Orleans, mid nil  points son Hi.  ' Set) that your ticket reads via the  Ii.i.inoih Ukniiml R. R. 'Thoroughly  modern trains connect with nlDraiiscon-  linenlul lines at St Paul and Onuthn.  If your friends are coming west lei us  know und we will quote them direct the  ypeciiilly low rateo now in effect from  nil eanli'rn pointH.  Any iiiC.n'niHiioii ah lo rules, routes,  etc., cheerfully given on application.  B. II. TRUMBULL,  Commmerclal Agent,  142 Third 8t���Fortlnnd, Ore.  J. C. Lindner, T. K. nnd P. A.,  142 Third St., Portland, Ore.  I'. II. ThompHon, F. nnd P. A.,  Room 1, Coloiuaii lildg., SenttIe,\Vash.  Bfl^miB^wffi,wre��tM)Hw.>psuy''i|^lr*'H,^  l*V   tf-  ��� as-    f t �����'  1 "J-   -V  ifi   a.  -1    i       '  '-c   >  - rt'f  tl  �����"  -    -~ir-l��  1 THE PHOENIX PIONEER  Do You Want to Save $25 in Duty?  ��� ��� Then buy u,e _  OLIVER  TYPEWRITER  Made in Canada..  A Standard Visible Writer.  *-''��-l>sivf��lVrf<,.t\Voikii.l|lt.rl,.,rli-H  uim-nitl.il.   latest euee of opc.a.ion.  Write for'Catalogue.  THE LINOTYPE COMPANY, MONTREAL,   QUE  WILL HELP  THE PROVINCE  Opinions   Regarding   Granby  Dividend.  j P. Burns & Co. -  t HEAD OFTICE FOR BOUNDARY CKKKK, GREKNWOOl), II. c.  * HEADQUARTERS, NELSON, M.C.  EDITORIAL VIEWS OF   US EFFECT  General Opinion Is That Ii Will Be Beneficial lo Mining Industry of lirltisli Columbia In No Small Degree.  .^JMrahiH^  Markets at Nelson, Kaslo, Three Forks, Sandon, Slocan City,  Silverton, New Denver, Ymir. Salmo, Rossland, 'Trail, Cascade'  Grand Forks, Greenwood, Midway, Niagara and Phoenix  J FISH, OYSTERS AND POULTRY IN SEASON.  All orders receive prompt attention.  ��� ���������������������������������������������������������������������������(^���������������������������������������(avcaa(>aaa  PALACE EXCHANGE STAGE  LINE.  Between Phoenix and Greenwood.  Leave Phoenix at 10 a. in. Leave Greenwood ot 3 p. 111.  -    DAILY.    - --     -  FOUR-FOOT WOOD   FOR  SALE.  &&<�� A. S. 4 PAW, Proprietor,  Alex Munro  Contractor "nd Builder.  00000  Jobbing Promptly Attended to,  Full Line of Hard Woods.   Shop on Dominion Avenue   APPLICATION  FOR   TRANSFER  LICENSE.  OF   LIQUOR  Notice h hereby given that we will  make application in theii.iitrilof License  Commissioners, of tin; City of Phoenix,  at their next, meeting, for a transfer of  the Lhpior I/r.'-ii.-'w held by us fur the  "Maple Leaf" li.itel, situate on lot <i  block L, U d I'onsMes sub division 01  Phoenix, H. C . tn John Ilartmiin and  August .J. Pilger.  Muted this 25l It day ol .Itilv. lOO.'J.  ALKX1. (JKKlGti,  II.  McllONAl.l),  APPLICATION  FOR   TRANSFER  LICENSE.  OF    LIQUOR  Gained Forty Pounds In Thirty Days.  Fur several months our younger bio-  ther hud been iruiililetl with indigestion,  lie irie'd several ivmi-di s lint got no  benefit, from lliem. We purchased sonii  of Chauib' Ham's Stomach und Livei  fablelsand lie eoiinueiieeil inking lliem.  Inside of thirty days he liti'd gained  forty pounds in ill-till, lie is now lull}  ici-o'vcrcd. We have a good iriule 01.  llicTabiet-.������llou.kv Buns , Mechains.  Long Munich, Mn.    Kor Mile hy all ilrtii:-  rrairou LIUUUi  Notice is hoiobv given ihnt I will make  application |i> 1 lie Ii mill of License  Ciiinminioiifiiiof .tlie" City of Pliouuix,  at iheii-next meeting, for Ihe Irnnsfer  of ihe l.iipiui- I ieein-e now held by me  fur Ihe -���-niniiiil" hotel, i-ilinite on lot  HI, I'lni-k 15, Old Ironsides Sub-division  of Phiientx, B. C., to James Miirshall  nnd 1 . P. Shen.  Dated- tin's ltti.li da-v of .July, A. D.  1003.  T.  II.  RICHARDS.  APPLICATION   FOR   TRANSFER  LICENSE.  OF    LIQUOR  Notice in'hereby (riven that we ��i;  make iippliealioii'lolhu Hoard of License  t'oniiiiitiHioiieie of the t'ily of I'lim-nix  ��t their next meeting for 11 transfer of  the Liquor License now held by us for  the "Helh'Vtie" liotel, situate <m l"l 18.  block 18. Old Ironside Sub-division of  J'hoenix, lt. C . lo Alexander (iriegg  (Hid Hugh McDonald.  DuUd   this  17th dav of .July, A. D  1110:1..,  R   P. SIIKA.  JAMPS MAUSUA1.L.   Agent for   PABST AND  CALGARY   HKKK.   GREENWOOD  R. GREIGER,  Manager C^W*  Sore and swollen joints, sharp shool-  I'.ig linillH, iorluriiiK muscles, no iei-t, no  jdcep���ih.a means rheumatism ll ih u  Hiublioi-n disease, to light, but Chamberlain's I'll ��� liulm Initj coiKpii'ii'd il llioii"-  nnilc|.if time-'. One application (riven  1 lie!    Try it, all druggists hi-II H.  Phoenix Shoe Shop.  All Work (luaianteed.  Imported Goods.  FINK IIOO'I'S AND siioks  MA ill-. TO  OKDKK.  PRACTICAL   MINKRS' AND   I'KOS-  l'KC'I'OKS' SIIOKS   A SPECIALTY.  Simp   on   Dominion Avenue.  verybody remember  that  asy their minds will be if they  am money and deposit it with the  ASH   1OTBSBB UN. where it  win  am interest at 3:>;.    Rate paid by  very leading Bank in Canada,  stablished in  When you  read 'the -  You'll have no trou  Simply send a $2 bill for years  And Bound*y Mining Journal  1 1,. in keeping posted on Boundary Mi  u,,�� L)t   Hid  to   P.ONiUCt Pun. Co.,  y Mining Matters.  Piioknix, B. C.  Uelow we give a few editorial opinions iu regard to the effect of'ihe announced dividend of $133,360, to be  paid on the  16th   of December.     As  will be noticed, the opinions are of a  similar tenor, and are most optimistic.  ;   Significant:* is Large  'The declaration   of a  dividend   by  the Granby company is  an  event of  unpoi tance not only to the shareholders but to the Boundary country and  the  whole   piovince.    In   itself   the  dividend is a comparatively small matter, hut its  significance is   large, and  there is good giouud to expect that ii  will piove the harbinger of better times  in   the mining  districts'?���Rossland  Miner.  Splendid Advertisement.  ��� 'The announcement that the Granby  Consolidated Mining Company has declared a dividend of ten per cent on  its slock'will'be heard with general  satisfaction in liriijsh Columbia. One  of the largest corpoiations in the  province, ihe Granby Company has  displayed great energy and courage  in the carrying out of its enterprise,  lis mines are producing a very laige  quantity of ore, while its smelting  operations aie on a great and steadib  increasing anile. 'The company's progress has been followed with the greatest interest by many persons who have  no investment in its stock. It has  been realised that the progress and  prosperity of one of ihe most import  ant mining districts in the province  would be affected in no small degiee  by the results achieved by the Gianby  Consolidated Mining Company. If the  company succeeded in mining' and  treating the low grade ores of the  Boundary Creek distiict as a sound  business proposition, it was felt that  it would be a splendid advertisement!  and assurance of the great notentin  ities of that impoitant section of the  province, while the financial- failure of  the enterprise would inflict great injtuy  and seriously prejudice the outlook for  mining enterpiises in that locality.'���  Vancouver News-Advertiser.  Paying Big Dividend,  'The year 1003 will be an impuitani  one in the history of Gianby company  of the Boimdar.. country. It is announced that the (list dividend < f  $133,360 will be paid next month, and  it is expected that similar quaiteily  disbuisemenfs will be made to the  stockholders from that time on.      .  'The development of the Boundary  country has been largely due to men  who have made their headquarters in  this city. From the eaily days ol  prospecting and through the weary  yeais of investigating and uudergiound.  exploiting, ii is men of Spokane who  have borne a laige part of tbe burden,  confident that difficulties would Ir-  oveicome and that the icwards in the  end would he commensuiaie with ihe  money, time and labor expended.  Conditions were such 'that a huge  outlay was necessaiy befoie letuint,  could be expected, and it is undei  tlide 'circumstances that mine development is olten most discttiiaging.  'The old llounduiy enthusiasts have  alway been confident, however, thai  with the immense oie deposits thete,  the distiict must become one of tin  most iiupoiiaul in the west, and ibt  announcement ' of dividends by tin  (iianby ' oinpany goes to show thai  iheir faith was watianted.���Spokaiii  Spokesman-Review.  ���       New l!rn in Low Ornde Mining.  'The paying of a one per cent dividend 011 Deceinbei 16th by il.e Ciian  by Co., which has been definitely ai,-  notinced li <jin Nlnniieal, is the be (.dulling of a new era in ihe history ol 1! e  big low grade mines or the Hnundai).  It is now six years since Jay P. Grave-  began development wi.ik on the Knob  11 ill and Old Ironsides. At llit.t  tune it was supposed that higher values would he found in the Ore, aid  lhal the dividend paling era would  ai rive much sooner. Later development deinostialcd that tlieie was an  unlimited quantity of oie, but that the  values weie such as lo demand new  and moie economical methods 01  treatment. 'Those methods weie in  tioduced with maiked success, and ii  the Boundary mining and smelling is  e-atlied on al less cost than auywheii  else in the world. 'These innovations  took time, and delayed the dividend  paying period. It has now arrived,  and is sure tobeiegular.���Greenwood  Times.  Curious Bits of New_  A train o�� twelve refrigerator cars,  carrying nothing but eggs���about two  millions of them���recently made tto��  run from Newton, Kansas, to San  Francisco.  One of the most remarkable clubs of  modern times has its headquarters In  AJmeda, California It Is known as the  "Old Men's Singing Club," no one being admitted to lt -who has not the gift  of song and who has not passed at  least his sixty-fifth birthday. The dub  has 101 members, with an aggregate  age of 6,666 years.  The great Simplon tunnel under the  Alps from the valley of the Rhone Into  Italy Is about half finished, and it is  now believed that it will be ready for  trallle within two and a half years. Ita  cost will be $14,000,000, and this enormous expense has (been Inpurred to  shorten the road between Paris arid  Milan only 50 miles and to save grades  of fifteen hundred feet. The'length of  the completed tunnel will exceed twelve  miles.  An editorial writer with a taste for  statistics has given to this waiting  world a statement In which women  may feel some Interest. He declares  that he recently stood In a crowded  thoroug-hfare of a large city and listened to "scraps of conversation" of  fifty women who passed him. Of these  fifty women, four were talking about  cooking and recipes; seven, about babies; twelve were discussing men and  love affairs; and from the lips of  twenty-seven rippled remarks about  clothes.  Jliss Ellene Jaqua, a well-known vocalist of Brooklyn, N.Y., Is the first  person to possess a glass gown which  can actually be worn and not once  only. It is of spun glass, made In  Dresden, Germany, and was modelled  and cut in Paris. At the Chicago Exposition in '93 there was a glass dress  exhibited, which became the property  of'the Infanta Eulalie, but lt wag only  for show and could not be worn. A  full description of Miss Jaqua's glass  gown is given In the "Strand Magazine" for February.  The Chicago "Tribune's" record of  legal executions and lynchlngs In the  United States In 1901 shows that 118  persons were executed and 135 were  lynched. Of those executed 71 were  negroes, and of those lynched, 107. The  executions were one fewer than In 1900,  and the lynchlngs were 20 more. It Is  nqtlceable that of the lynchlngs only  39 were for murder and 19 for criminal  assault, leaving a remainder of 77 persons lynched for minor crimes. It is  noticeable also that the number of  lynchlngs In the Northern States Increased from 8 in 1900 to H In 1901.  Chief Engineer Emll Prlllwitz of the.  North German Lloyd steamship "Kron-  piinz Wllhelm," Is experimenting with  ii new arrangement which he has  placed in the ship for use in case of a  collision, A small wheel abaft the  pilot-house Is turned, and Instantly hydraulic pressure closes twenty watertight doors in the lower part of the  ship, making sixteen water-tight compartments. The fact that all the doors  are closed is Instantly shown on an  electric dial, on which the numbers of  the doors and their location are printed.  The sixteen water-tight rooms are  more than enough to float the vessel in  ease any part of her hull Is punctured.  The experiments show that not more  than two minutes Is required to render  the "Kronprir.z Wilhelm" iwslnkable.  One Can of  Victor  Evaporated   Cream  will tell the story better than  many word:;.  Victor Cream is fully  equal to the richest fluid  CiC.-;n.  No other brand compares  with it for all household  purposes. It i.s simply the  purest of Jersey Cream wuh  the. water evaporated.  Hid by Charlottetown Condensed Hlifc  Co., Chsrlstutown, P.f.l,  Worict's  Scenic Route  An Unprecedented  Offer to our Subscribers.  BOTH NEW AND OLD.  Direct Line  East  Winnipeg  Toronto  Oitawa  Montreal  New York  Lowest Rates.  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"Why, parson, I did, afore I come  here at all," replied the bridegroom,  whose face had taken the color of a  June ro.Ta.  The witnesses burst forth in laughter, while tho'minister'had all he could  do to retain the serious expression  which he always wore when wedding  people.  Phoenix Pioneer and Toronto  Globe (daily) both for One  year ; ......  Phoenix Pioneer and Toronto  Globe, (weekly) both for One  year   Phoenix Pioneer and Montreal  Daily Herald, both for One  \rr\f v>   f Including Handsome l'urtrnitN  y fc3CX    yQ(King Kdward, 17x22 inches./���-   Phoenix Pioneer and New York  "World, Thrice-a week, both  for one year   Phoenix Pioneer and Montreal  Family Herald and Weekly Star,  both one year    $3.75  2.50  2.50  2.75  2.75  S. _���. Service from  Vancouver  to   Alaska,   Japan,    China,  Hawaii,  Australia.  . Settlers' rates westbound, sold daily  till November 30.  Through bookings .to England and  the Continent via all S. S. lines,  [.G.Clark, E.J.Coyle,.  Agent, A.G.P.Agt.  Phoenix, B.C.   Vancouver. B.C  J. S. Carter, D. P. A.  Nelson, B.C.  Subscriptions received to all Mugazines anel Periodicals at publishers lowest rates.  Send all subscriptions to this office.  PHOENIX  PIONEER,  PHOENIX, B. C.  Latest Mining   Stock Quolslions,  Old Age.  ROFESSOR   JOAVETT,   the   great  master    of    Balliol    College, had  wise words to speak on the crucial topic of growing old.   He wrote to  a friend:  "The latter years of life appear to  me, from a certain point of view, to ba  the best. They are less disturbed by  care and the world; we begin to understand that things really never did matter so much ns we supposed, and wa  ftre able to see them more In their trua  proportion, Instead of being overwhelmed by them. We are more re-  Bigned to the will of God, neither afraid  to depart hot- overanxious to stay. We  cannot see into another life, but we believe, with an inextinguishable hope,  that there Is something allll reserved  tor us."  It Is worth while to remember his  hints for old itpro, full, ;ta they are, of a  pnu-tlour wisdom:  Beware of tho coming on ot age, for  It will not he defied.  A m��it cannot become young by overexerting hlinyelf,  A mini of nlxty should leud a quiet,  open-air life.  lie should collect the young about  lilm.  He should set other men to work.  lie ought, at sixty, to have acquired  Authority, reticence and freedom from  personality.  He may truly think of the last year*  of life :is being th* best, and every year  bs bettor than ��** last, U he knows  how to use it.  Mrs. McVlcart-��A'i'*, my Jennie's w*��  lohnny went '**' aie Sabbath-sklUra  picnic, and hi RUfi HWa doon by tha  walner-slde and fell lu, and they have-  na found ills body yet. Mrs. Paterson  ���Oh, lost me! And hr'd have his bast  ��laes 011, tae.���"Moonshlna."  An Attack of Pneumonia Warded Off.  "Smne tini"':in<> iny diitmliter eauvbi  11 seven- eolil. Slie complained of luiiin-  in her clii'sl nml bin! a bud roiir/h. I  enve her Clinmhf rl:iin'i< C mi:" Mi ine'lv  iii'i'oi'.lit'j; in direetinnn anil in I wo ilnys  she wi\k well mil able In jrn to school I  live used this remedy in inv family for  I In- p-ist- seven veil's and have never  known it In fail," says .lames Premier-  iraut. men linnl, Auitnlo Bay, .1 ��� maii-a.  West India Islinds, '1 be pai'-s in the  chest indicated 11" aiu'ioii' Ii 1 e iitluek  of pneiiinoi-in. which in Ibis inslniice  was undoubtedly warded oil' by Chamberlain's Coiii;li Remedy, lt counter-  nets any tendency of n cold toward pneumonia.   Por sale by all druggists.  American floy .;   Mell'llur   Rliick Tail   Canadian Gold Kit-Ids   Cariboo, Cainp McK (ex-div.)....  Center Star   Oenoro Mines   l.'nirvievc   visiter Maiden   'riant  ,-.   (Jranby Consolidated ....  Interimtional Coal   Morning mory  ,.  Mountain I.iou   North Star, (K K.)   Payne ,   Qu~il��   Kanibler-Cnriboo   San Poil   Sullivan  -  Tom Tlutinli   War K.iKle Consolidated..:   Waterloo (Ass. Paid)   White Dear   ASKED  5  d  7    i*  .    25  4  55  12  ���7  35  zK  S'A  3  12  4  mi>  4K  lK  3  5  $3 75  45  '!:  IS  S  11  M  32  Our Holiday Number.  The illustrated Holiday Number of  the Phoenix Pioneer will be ready  about the end of December. It will  be in magazine form and will contain  abi ut 48 or more pages of matter profusely illustrated.  You want a copy, don't you ? You  can get on-; if you are a subscriber  and have paid up your subscription.  If you are not a subscriber yon can  buy a copy for 25 cents.  Better still, become a subscriber by  sending us $2.00, and in return you  receive the Pioneer until the end of  Pecember, 1904, together with the  Holiday Number.  Make money orders or postal notes  payable to Pioneer Publishing Co.,  I'hoenix, B. C.  The Best Remedy for Croup.  (l'roni Uic Atchison, Kuii., Daily illobc.)  This is Ihe season-when Ihe woman  whii ki'iiws ilieliest ri medics lor cioup  Is in demand in every neiuliborh <nl.  One of the most terrible tiling ill 'In  vMirhl is In lieitwaUt tied in Ihe middli  of Ihe nie.lit- bv 11 whoop fiom oik- of tin  children. The'cronri ri-mi dies a-e tilun hi  assure In l.e lost, in case of croup, as a  revolver is sun- to he lo.4 in ca-e iil'-hiirv-  hirs. 'I here used In l.-e an old fashioned  remedy for croup, known a�� hive syrup,  hut tn'iiue modern mothers suy thai  Chiimb rlain's t'oiiK'b liemedy is better,  and does not cost so much. Il causes  the patient to "thmw   up the   pldiem"  piit-kcr. and (lives relief in a slim t time.  1 iive this remedy as soon as  the erminy  oi-gh appears aid it. wiil prevent the  attack. Il in ver fails and is pleasaal  111 dsafetotake.  I'ors.ilehy all drniwi.-ts.  J. B. MACAULAY  CITY SCAVENGER  Leave Orders at City  Clerk's Office  #j*&       PHOENIX, B, G.  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Practcal Horseshoeing, Blacksmithmg, +  4-  Dominion Avi-:., Piioknix, B.C.      4  ,4+ 4.+ +++ + +++++4.++++++++++  PIONKKR PUBLISH INC CO.,  Piioknix,  B.  C  Phoenix Bakery,  Vlioenix Street.    ' I'lione53,  We make good bread,     Try it   C. W. GREKRi Proprietor  THE MILWAUKEE  A familiar name for the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway, known all  over the Union-as the Great Railway  running the "Pioneer Limited" train's  every day and night between St. Paul  and Chicago, and Omaha and Chicago,  '"The only perfect trains in the world."  Understand; Connections are made  with All Transcontinental Lines, assuring to passengers the best8ervi.ee known.  Luxurious eoaehes, electric lights, steam  heat, of a verity equaled by no other  line . "  See that. your, ticket reads via "The  Milwaukee" when going to any point in  the United States or Canada. All ticket  agents sell them.  For rates, pamphlets or' other information, address,  R. L. Ford,  Trav. Pass. Agt.,  SI'OKAN'U, WN  H. S. Rowe,  General Agent,  PORTLAND, OR  MINERAL ACT.  Certificate of Improvements.  Notice.  "Gipsy" Mineral Claim, situate in the Greet.  wood Mining Division of Vale District.  .- where, located-in Greenwood Camp.    <T  TAKE NOTICE that I. Isaac H.. Halleti a ���  agent for John Mulligan, Free Miner's Certificau.  No R80173, intend, sixty days from date hereof  to apply to tlie Mining Recorder for a certificsts  of improvements, for. the purpose of obtaining  a Crown grant of the above claim.  Aud furthertake uotice/tlint action, under sec*  tion 37, must be commenced before theisus ai.c  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 13th day of July. A. D. 1903.  I. H. 11AU5TT.  MINERAL ACT, 1896.  Certificate of Improvements.  Notice.  Red Warrior Mineral Claim situate in the Green-  woo   Mining Division of Yale District.  Where located, at the head of Nicholson creek  West Copper camp.  fake notice that I, Albert E. Aslicroft. V. M,  C. No. 11552713, acting as agent for Kobert Markitl,  Free Miner's Certificate No. B.11791, intenii  sixty dnys from tlie date hereof, to apply to the  Mining "Recorder for a Certificate of Improve  uienls, for the purpose of obtaining a Crowsi  Grant of theabove claim.  Andlurther take notice that action, under se<".  tion 37,11111st be commenced before theissuancc c 1  such Certificate of Improvements,  Dated lliiii 21st day of October, 1903,  ALBERT U. ASI1CROVT, P. L. S  Grand Forks,   Phoenix  and Greenwood  STAGE   LINE.  J. l-'.KOYER,  ��� Propriett-i.  Ilegiiiuilig lime 1st, leave Greenwood at 6 a.in  and Phoenix at 7:30.1,111 ; arrive at Grand Vork?  10:30 a. 111.,leave Grand Korks3:-l5P- m.,arriv.ii|>  at I'hoenix 7 p. m., and Greenwood at S. p.m.  Connects both w-avs with Great Northern train.  Pare���Grand l-'orks to I'hoenix, fi 00; Phoen-t  to Greenwood. 50c; Greenwood to Piioenix.fl o*.  Greewood 10 Utntitl Voiks, $3. Office in Green  wood, Ut Northern Telegraph office. Ill Phoenix, McRae llros. S. Smith. In Grand Forks  Gt. Norther offices. Kor express rates, iiupine  et nitner oftice.  ...Mrs. Mil���  Matheson. Greenwood   Mrs.  Rer*   Mrs. Hovl-   Mr. Aslh-y   A Vrii-ll I   A Friend   A. P. McKemlr  Volell Willinm-  AV. II. Cnchrim.-   Mr. Delaliay  Mis. Willcox  Will  Hospital Donations  List of Donations' received   since Jan.  1st, HUM,  to the Phoenix  General   Hospital :  One Duy.eli Shins Mrs.GritI.il  Carpet, bed and blankets lor private ward,chick  ens and provis.olis   A .pianlity of Ji.in...Mrs.  Itonks mid Pieseives   A ipniiillty "I  Preserves..  A Case uf Whiskv   ���'lish. }5   Cll-ll,$;,'l   Sill'KK'iil   ilri-ssillgs   Holding   Mill 1 is'cl l-i-en   Much lie.did swing Splint...  Hooks and  Hug-   Two Ii.,��rii Pillow Slips nnd One Dozen lowiln  Mr. Mmj  Ciisli.Jjo A Friend  ll,i���ks. Mrs. Willcox  Pillieisaild Mllgiiziuts MeRne Pros Nl Sllliill  l-'ildil siiinll Wind Tables and Wicker Easy Chair  A l-'rieml  Provisions Mr��   Mncy  ''loiliiiig Friends  Subscriptions for seven Magazines, A. L. While,  New York Cil.-  Easter Turkey W. S Mbc*  Casll.Jso Eiisteiii.Tuwusliips Hank. Sherbrock ���  Cash. J150 00 .'. Lord Strathcoii 1  Cash $5 A Vrlen \  Twenty-fivednllwr (S day) I lock Ceo. E. De.-  A quaiitilv of Prov'-sions W. s>. Mnc  A quaiititv of Marmalade W. I.. Gtilinin ���  Pot plants 1)  McIMkmsuii nuilC  lliudirsui  Cash $100 Mr  35 11. p  boiler for  Steam  Healing  Two Cords ef Wooil   Sawing Three Colds uf Weed  Straw tierriei   Meals   Flowtis   Pot PUnls   Put Plants   I'ire Pokers    Kain Parrel ���- ��� ���  .  .  Nelson Unity News. Missis l-lelclier      and P.. W ilbiniK   A Mh 11 I  ed Mrs. S II. C M !:��� r  Gusli i 1 e.  ... .\ F111 11 I   A Frii-i  1  ...Viirslilitl S Sli'-i  ...Mrs W . S. Mn. v    Frienl.   Mrs   I'eli-  ..Mis. I   (.'niwlnril   Harry Wa -.a  Central lloiel  Hex Peiichi'S   Cupf and Saucer:   C. Tipping  .Mrs. J.\\'altt.i��  , rovisfnns   Mr.W.S.M.cv  l.ndv's Dressing llowu, Cape and    Traveling Hug, Rev. E. P. Hewi'.ln ,'  Mrs. Kr  Miss V'l'W -1  ... Mr Mi.iv   Mr. Hi'ie-  ...Mr. 1   Crawl 1 I   Mrs. Mii'.��  ...Mr. Ktiinliirv-r    Kritii'ts   Mrs. Mac-/  __  ...A   l< II. Clurlf  \i'i Tons of Coal InteriiBlioiml Coal (t Coke Co  Sc'veral Sacks of Vegetables G. W.Runibeigci  UliUikcU, ��ed Linen, etc   Flower pels ���   UalfiloZLli Ten cups and saucers.  I'revisions -   Mortar Hoard   Kitchen Utensils...  Kruil   Vegetables   Flowers   Hex of Knot -  Cozy Corner Shelf.   .J .11 Macati'ay  -     :'   ��gi--i  ���-">��� Mi-'C;  .k::\-'-k^0tr^'!t  -\}:':,��-l>r*$$,  ���'���!Mii:&.  ;.''7>M':r--;-7^  ���:-::-m-  ''^k^y^M^  kMy  ''���^ik^M  "���' ^^:-'-;  ���,-,  ��� ������;'".-;#',��' ���;  .'.-i''-;;'-' ;:,-->>.'S;  '.     ���&���??&: ���  '-��� ���'��� :"-', ^iK'-.Ci'l  ' ���'.   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S'':;v;;:  vi77':'7  iW'7'::-':v,7.  :*  SK  j     '  *! -   *  14 If  -tw  M  JWMjrJ  V w  II  iwi  Bo (M  fr"f|  $?w  7'^  i?f /Is'  "<\1  ri 11  'Ti  l��"S  i*JS  IP���'  THE PHOENIX PIONEER  v Goods  This year our stock of Holiday Goods is more complete than  ever���even larger and better than last year.  We have built an addhiort to our store so that we can  handle  our growing trade to better advantage.  No need to send out of the city for presents, as  you   will  find  them here in the  -   Greatest Variety   -  from the inexpensive kind to those that are worth more money:  Everything for tne Little Folks.  TOYS, DOLLS, and all the fixings needed for Christmas trees,  public or private.  Vou will make a mistake if you do not give us a call  and make  your choice while the assortment is complete.  McRae Bros. & Smith,  Knob Hill Avknur.  PHOENIX, B. C.  BRIEF NEWS NOTES  MATTERS OF GENERAL INTEREST  TO   PHOENICIANS  Dr. Mathison, dentist.  Dr. Mathison will be iu his office,  Bank block, Dec. io to 14.  House furnishings complete, at the  Granby Exchange.  Dr. John Westwood has taken up  his residence at Coleman, Alberta.  Wm. Yolen Williams left Spokane j  last Saturday on his  trip to the east.  James Marshall has been up the  West Fork for a lew days, leaving last  Friday.  Aerie No. 158, F. O. E., of Phoenix, had an election on the schedule  last night.  The change of the weather last  Tuesday made the hockey boys and  curlers'smile.  This week the steam heating plant  lor the Phoenix General Hospital was  placed in use.  S. C. Slawson, of the Hunter-  Kendrick Co., was in the city from  Spokane early this week.  William Spier, manager of the  Eastern Townships Bank.came up from  Grand Forks Thursday.  R. P. Williams, the representative  ofthe JenckesMachine.jCo.,wasin the  city.yesterday from Rossland.  Frank Sears, formerly of Grand  Forks, is now at Jerome,- Arizona,  where his health is improving.  Deer must be getting plentiful, as a  C. P. R. train recently killed one on  the Boundary branch, near Midway.  Work his been started on the C. P.  R. improvements being made by that  ��� company in the Grand Forks yards.  St. Andrews night was noi celebrated in Phoenix last Monday, but  the Scots of Greenwood had a big  time.  Alderman Norman McClellan, of  Grand Forks, has bought the Morrison  block in that city, a substantial two-  story structure.  The city has purchased two.pairs of  bob sleighs for the use of the hose  carts, and is having them put in shape  for use, in case of fire.  Next Fiiday the Fraternal Order  of Eagles will give its third annual  ball at Miners' Union hall. It promises to be quite an event.  \V. K. C. Manly, who has been in  the hardware business at Grand Forks  for a number of years, has decided to  add a grocery depai tment.  W. H. Docksteader has bought 300  cords of dry wood from J. B. Mac-  auley, and will deliver the same  promptly, full measure being guaranteed lo all customers.  The Phoenix Pioneer has entered  upon the fifth year of its publication.  IV. B. Willcox is making the Pioneer  one of the very best newspapers in the  province.���Moyie Leader.  Rube Echlin, one of the gang of  telephone linemen at work here, was  somewhat injured Thursday evening  while coasting, and will probably be  laid up for a week as a result.  If ihey do not get more winter  weather-in Grand Forks, the Sun man  threatens to get out his automobile  and. go ..off on a strawberry ing expedition. Hot Sunbeams usually have a  discouraging effect on winter.  Stages running out of Phoenix this  week have been between the devil and  the deep sea, in deciding whether to  use runners or wheels. Around Phoe-  '������.'.n\% the sleighing held out, but on the  lower levels it was different.  On Thursday evening, December  31st, the Phoenix Trades and Lador  Council will give a masquerade ball  at Miner's Union Hall, when the old  year will.be danced out and the new  year will be danced in.  Angus K. Stuart, of Greenwood,  who has been in England for the last  six months, and for two or three years  had charge of the Dominion anineral  exhibits at European world's fairs, re-  turnedlo the Boundary this week.  The Anglican church ladies have  decided to accept the offer of the  Greenwood Amiteur Dramatic Club to  appear at Miners' Union hall on the  evening of December 141I1, the eyeiit  to be followed by a ball. The entertainment is said 10 be of the highest  merit  Dr. Simmons, dentist, Boyle block,  Dec. 13 to 16.  Harness and harnessmakeri' sup-  pliesj Granby Exchange.  Two triangle fire1 alarms have been  put up for the use of the fire .department, ..one .at each end of the city.  Phisyeir the Presbyterian, Anglican and Methodist churches or Sunday schools will hold Christmas festivities separately.  Wednesday's train from Nelson was  ten hours late in arriving, having been  detained between the Bull Dog tunnel  and Fa'rren, on the summit, by a slide.  Oh December 1st John Walters  took over the stage line between Phoenix and Greenwood, which  has heretofore been conducted by  Adolph Circu.  : Mayor Rumberger has received a  letter from the agent-general in London, Hon., ]. H. Turner, asking for  photographs, etc., of Phoenix and ils  mines, for general exhibition purposes.  ' The net returns of the recent entertainment and ball for the benefit ol  the tio��|jital -httTo- Wn swelled to  $318.55 by the receipt of $io from a  friend of the hospital residing in New  York City.    ' ���    -    ,y  Dr. Arthur, of Nelson, piovinclal  grand master of theOddfelIows,who was  unable to be here last Monday, as expected, will be present at the meeting  of Snowshoe Lodge No. 46 "next Monday:'evening.-. All visiting brethien are  requested to attend.  .".''���'Since the increase of ore shipments  from the Granby mines, the local C.  P-.'-'R.' officials, Mr. ��� Thompson and  Mr. McAlpin, have hardly tirne to eat  and sleep. .Canada's greatest railway  should provide more help for tbe  Phoenix office.  Anglican churchmen-gave an en-  tainment at Greenwood last week that  was a great success, presenting a farce  entitled, -'A Family Affair." It has  been ai ranged to present this enter-  tertainment on December 14th, in  Phoenix for the benefit of the Anglican church here.  Dr. Barrett, a,newly appointed, of-,  ficlal of the internal revenue department, whose jurisdiction is the entire  Dominion, came in. on Tuesday, being  met here by. Hugh McCuteheon, the  excise officer at Greenwood. Dr.  Barrett is inspector of breweries and  malthouses.  If Senator Hamden ever endorsed  the aggregation of colored people who  gave an'.. entertainment last Tuesday  evening; under the title of "Senator  Hamden's Ssrenaders," we fee! sorry  for the senator, whoever he may be.  A small ho-ise greeted the show, but  the house was as good as the show  itself.  Constable I). J. Darraugh, after  spending ten days on a vacation in  Spokane, returned last 'Tuesday. He  says that the announced dividend by  the Granby Co. is attracting no small  attention in Spokane. Mr. Darraugh  is now gatheiing in $3 pjr head for  provincial revenue tax, commonly  known as poll tax.  It is said at the coast that the Manly  Liquor Co., of Grand Forks, was recently swindled out of $100 by a  young man named C. H. Spencer, who  pretended to represent the cigar house  of L. Lewis & Co., of. Montreal.  Spencer made collections when he  could, but is discredited by the Montreal concern, and the police are looking for him in Vancouver.  CTIY COUNCIL IN SESSION.  Will C.d Along  for a  While   Without   Cilv  Health Officer.  Last Wednesday evening the city  council, met in the city office, those  present being Mayor Rumberger, and  Aldermen Potrer, McDonald and  Birnie. Not much business of importance came up for consideration, ihe  most pressing being the authorization  Of the payment of a number of accounts  as follows:  D. J. Matheson, duty on bobs, $12 20  N. Leinieux, labor.     16 50  Gulta   Percha   Rubber   Mfg.  Co., hose, etc     207.86  ChildsBros. & Day, two pairs  bobs.   James Walsh,jail account.   ..  .Yale.Cnlumbia Lumber Co....  R.B.Boucher.- .'..'..   .  Phoenix Electric Lighting Co.,  water and light   Hunter-Kendrick Co., supplies  McRae Bios. & Smith,   "  J. E. Schon, disinfecting house  II. A. Munro, labor, etc      14 00  T. W. Hodgins, labor.        2 00  D." J. Matheson,' fi eight..-.'.      14 76  'Total...'../..  $462 05  City Clerk Matheson lead a number  ef communications of minor impoit}  auce, triost of them requiring no action,  whatever. The council decided, for  the present at least, to dispense with  the expense of a city health' officer,  and thereby save $25 per month, and  the city r.le'ik was instructed to notify  that official of the action. It was also  decided to purchase an expander fcr  the use of the fire department.  44 00  1 00  34 80  12 50  78 90  2 23  5 3��  15 00  '/f^    Fish,  %      Game <&.  ^Jt Poultry  The Union Meat Co.  Announces that an up-to-date Bulchpr Shop has been opened  in the McMillan Block, Knob Hill Ave., Phoenix, and solicits  a share of the public patronage.  Shops at Macleod, A'ta., I FMIAM ' MCA'T   CO  Greenwood, tiraiid Forks and I'hoenix, B. C      WlMUn   iTlE.rn    WU.  |^7^^7^J%^fH^f^^  'Iron   Brew*  A Non-alcholic   Life   Renewer  ���   BOTTI.KD BY    ���  LION BOTTLING WORKS/ GSS;B!  JAS. McCRKaTH, Prop. :���: Phone unlets solicited.  Just Opened' . .  The Royal Restaurant  Cor. Knob Hill Ave. aud Virst St., Summit Hotel  Open Day and Night.        -:-        Heals'at AH Hours.  Oysters In -crj^lc.^^ ^      rp^y DePaSqUale, Prop.  Ball By Catholic Ladies.  At a recent meeting of the Catholic  Ladies Aid, the following officers were  elebted for the ensuing term: President Mrs. Barnett; vice-president, Mrs.'  Ryan; 7  secretary-treasurer, Mrs.  Dermody.  'The ladies have also decided to  have a mid-winter ball, and have selected 'Tuesday evening, January 12th,  as the date. It will take place at  Miners'Union hall, the net proceeds  to be used for paying for the furnishings of the new church building.  Oprn !n Grand Forks In Two Weeks.  William M..Law, of Greenwood, one  of ihe head men of the Union Meai  Co., spent several days here last  week, and left for Grand Forks. Mr.  Law stated that the company expects  to have their new shop ready for business in Grand Forks between the 5th  and 10th of December, the man who  is to have charge arriving from Mc-  Leod in a few days. He also stated  that the outlook for the company i.<-  promising, those interested being well  satistied with the business done thus  lar.  I WANTED  All pi.'i'Bons liiu-iuji mining'  tdiatcs 10 eoine and list same  with me  TO-DAY ...  I want (dimes in the  InternfttionalVonloiCoke Co.  Winnipeir mine.  Oro Penuro mine.  IJousef. Koonis and Cabins  to lent, Ki-al Ko'lnie nnd In-  nirnnci', Notary Public  E. H. Mortimer, ^K,a f  Preparing  Hotel  Review  3d,'4th and 5ih floors        a'  Spokesman-Review  Buildiiitr,  SPOKANE.  -S)-9-9  G. W. Rumberger  w  Real Estate  : ; and Mines  Houses to Rent, City Property foi; Sale.  Shares iu all the leading mines bought and  sold. Information about Phoenix and tlie  Boundary country given on application.  Dominion Ave  Telephone fto. 28.  ���  '���  T  1  f  T  t  '���i*��'.-.   Phoenix, B. C. J  4-*-o-���-*-���-���- ���-���-���-���-���-���- <  ���-���-���-���-���-���-���-���-���-���  THOS. BROWN,  ���DEALER IN���  Men's Wear Exclusively,  Invites every irnan in Phoenix to give  him a call and examine goods. . . . .  Hafdy-McKen��fc Blk.,     Dominion Ave.  PHOENDC, B. C._  iJ.,��f,,��VWffiVitViit��Vif����V^  Black's Hotel<  ......Dominion Avenuk, PHOENIX, B. C.  The.  fineKl   family  Willi or without, boan  iiitel in th1'; city. 1  Prices moderate.  SUTHERLAND & DART,  Pioprietors.  ��� FOR THE  Holidays  WHEN IN NELSON  Stop at The Hotel  Commodious Sample Rooms  Firsl-Class Dining Room in connection  Bar Well Stocked with Choicest Goods  .Most Convenient!v Located  Telephone No. 26. W. S.DOYLE, Prop,  g  Christmas Eve Wedding.  Announcement is made by Mr. and  Mrs. W. S. Macy of the ' marriage ol  Miss L;zz'e Cuthberts.in to Daniel M.  Mariin, the ceiemony lo take place  Thursday evening, December 24th, at  eight o'clock, at the Macy residence in  in this city. 'Tlie bride has been a  resident of this city for some years,  and the groom is''employed at the  Granby mines. Rev. J. I). P. Knox  will be the officiating clergyman.  Cosgroves Had a Quod House.  'Tuesday evening the Cosgrove Concert Orchestra Co., appeared at Miners'  Union hall, under the auspices of the  local fire'depnrtment. 'The house was  well filled, and the .entertainment was  probably the best of its kind that has  yet visited Phoenix., Miss Louise  Torgeson, the violin ��oloist,.was heard  with much pleasure, as was also  Pauline- Slosson, the soprano. Both  had to respond to encores. 'The musicians were also faihiliur with theii  parts, and in addition 10 their usual instruments, played on a number tha  have n.iines.not commonly in use, ano  they did it well. After tlie entertainment, the hall was cleared, and dancing was enjoyed several houis, the  seven-niece orchestra furnishing the  dance music.  Scliuberls Are Coming.  We have in prospect an engagement  of the celebrated Schubert Symphony  Club and I^idy Quartette Companv of  Chicago, and it is expected that they  will be secured to give one of their  delightful entertainments about De  ceniber 15th. This company gives a  program of the greatest variety, consisting of lady cpuartettes, mandolin and  guitar club, string, violin and vocal  solos, amusing readings. In the Schu  bert's we will get a musical enter  tainment'that is enjoyable from first to  last���not a long, dull classical affair,  but a bright, interesting program of  music's choicest gems.  Do you want the news of the approaching session FREE? Subscribe  for the VICTORIA DAILY TIMFS  for 1904, and receive the paper free  until the end of this year.  'This offer is for cash-in-advance subscribers to the Daily ($5.00) or the  twice-a-wcek ($1.00).  Full and impartial reports, half tone  cuts of members, cartoons and corridor  gossip. Four-page colored comic supplement every Saturday. Remit to  the Times, Victoria, B. C.  Madame Alvec  IS IN YOUR CITY.  The I'd ni oils Phrenologist nnrl I'nlniint (Gold  Medalist, late of Ungtntidi She can rend your  life like a book Site linn tbe reputation of being  the bent I'almiit that linn ever been in British  Columbia, the only Cold Medrlist. If you want  to know or.learu anything, consult thingilted  lady During the past eleven mouths she hat  been in Vauconvtr and Victoria. The people  were delighted with the accurate readings.  It was she who predicted the Prank Disaster.  ROOM 3, BLACK'S HOTEL, PHOENIX.  9-9  L Youk  ��-��-.��-��-��-��-��-��- �����9-0  Christmas  Shopping  Now.  Oou't put off your'.Chrislinsm buying  until the last moment, those who begin  early have the advantage of a compl-te  stock. Tlieycnu ninke their selections  witli more comft rt mid iivoid the annoy-  nnces of the "eleveiit'li hour ��� rush Then  wlien Christinas ilny cnines they are not  fogged out. I'otne mid see our large display of Christinas good-i. Never before  have we had such a line nf things so calculated to please on exhibition nt this  season of the year.  THE   DRUOGIST. T  ��HJ>-��-��-��-O-0-#-��-��-��-fh-<^-  You are doubtless thinking of what  you will give this year for Holiday  presents. Nothing pleases more than  some piece of jewelry���a Watch, a  Ring, or any one of a thousand and  one things that we can furnish you.  See my goods before sending to the  east or elsewhere. I know I can  please you.  O.E.DEY,  The Jeweler, Knob Hill Ave.  Official   C.P.R. Time  Inspector.  j.City . ��� '���...;. . j  ���Transfer, i  hi'  Ihe New Manager, B. 'TOMKINS,  made it the  Leading   Hotel of the  Kootenays,  When you are in Republic look for our sign  Republic Bicur.  REPUBLIC BREWING CO.  Dry Wood for A  : W. 81. DOCKSTEADER  I Residence nnd Stables at foot of  J Dominion Ave., Phoenix. B C.  J   I* O; 110x269. 'Phone No  40.  Now we Jiave  got down to business, we have  on hand too or less, each,  Bed Quilts  at from 25c,  Blankets  up.  at from $2.00, up.  Chamber Sets,   Bedroom  Stoves, Cooking utensils,  prices are right.  Sets,  Our  Gradby Exchange.  Thete &*e some  People.  In Phoenix who do not realize the  quality ol stock I carry in Wntchcs,  (locks. Chains, Rings and Jewelry,  If you wish something that Is just  the thing, nnd that is just as it is  represented, give me a call.  W. Zimmerman,  Dominion  Ave  Skate Sharpening,  Repairing,  And all kinds of General Re-1  pairing promptly done.  Chas. Sandberg,, Phoenix,B-C  >. �� CYCLOPS MINING STEEL  HE ~"~  O  SHOES AND DIES  RUSSELL, LAW, CAULFIELD, Co., Ltd.  AGENTS. GREENWOOD.  THE CROCKER PATENT TURBINE    I  msmaaaaaamamaaaaasmmaaamaaaamaminmaaKmammmmmmaamm^mamaBsmimam  We are building the.ce wheels for heads from three to one hundred feet or  more.    Our Catalog B gives ninety  pages   of   information  about  them, and we are anxious to liave you liave a copy on hand.    A  postal will bnng1(one.  fr^^^ScHINE COMNY, LIMITED j  ROSSLAND Ai:u GREENWOOD.       835 La'nsdowneSt., SHERBKOOKE, Quk..  iss  WEBB & MAYNARD  General Painting and  . . Sign Writing.  Greenwood, B. C.  We have decided to carry on business  until Spring and will continue to sell goods at  the usual Low Prices to clear out the stock.  As our stock is badly broken we have ordered'a large stock of Staple Dry Goods,  Underwear, Boots, Shoes, Rubbers, Etc., which  will arrive in a few days.  The  Dominion Avenue, -:- Phoenix.  \  [vmwtiw***  T-TB5SSSS  Z>!A\:.hX.-'l.*Tl.(^  <] ^.^^ii'^Liii.ia.nui^^uLlALi:^'.^  2��*HSH3E5��S5^  kH^i.  ��ffcttfeaV  ;_*t>__.3

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