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Array 3*���^&��>/-"��r  Boundary Mines Sent  Out 390,000 Tons of  Ore in J901. ,* ^  Vqu IV.  D*VOtfrad,  The Big Store  Hon^T  Forget  That Xmas will be on the 25th of December, and what about your friends ?  ^ This year we have carefully selected use-  ful articles for both men and women;  PHOENIX,���* oui  e even  '.*iws  tlie weiu.,v  tive corTv  the authr  V  4s  cats 01 the Boundary Mining District.  Phoenix is^the Centre  and Leading Mining  Camp of Boundary.  27,500,000  PRODUCED  The ddLUMBIA." SATURDAY, DECEMBER i3l  1'iiday ivh)~  1902.  No  City and District Notes  In Province of British Columbia This Year.  OUTPUT OF PRECIOUS METALS ONLY  TROUBLE  AT CASCADE  Boundary Leads All Olber Districts���2S Per  Cent Increase Over Hie Product of Last  V��ar.  See Boyle for Xmas goods.  The best and cheapest Christmas  gifts at Boyle's.  The Nelson Daily News is the best  daily in the interior. Get it from your  local newsdealer.  J. Lukov, of Gnenwood, was the  speaker last Sunday at the meeting of  the socialists here.  Geo. L. Pedlar, eye specialist, will fitl THREE WEEKS TO REPAIR THE BREAK  glasses on his regular visit at McKen ' w  I    Boundary Mining Notes.  Part of Power House Carried  Away.  The   1'rovidence  recently   shipped  another car of its high grade ore.  l'wo mules are now being woikedj  MAKING A  BIG DEAL  Ladies' Waists,  BCid Gloves,  Handkerchiefs.  And for men we have-  Faftcy Slippers  Neckwear t  Dress Lengths,  Parasols,  Etc., Etc,  Underwear  Gloves, Etc.  We have various other things, useful for presents,  too numerous to mention.  Have a look at our Xmas Crockery,  just opened.  The Big Cut in the prices  of Groceries still continues*  * Hunter-Kendrick Co J  PIIOKNIX CRISKNWOOD GRAND FORKS SANDON  MORRIN,TrlOMPSONEO|  Profitable     ointers^  for Wie Holidays.  Preparations for the Christmas dinner should include a  visit to our GROCERY Department, for here you will find  assembled everything to make Christinas cooking easy.  This season we have made a special effort to make our  stock of uroceries complete aud quality paramount. Peels,  Raisins of all varieties, Extracts, Nuts, Figs, Dates, Currants, Candied Cherries, etc., in unexpected abundance.  We liave passed into stock a special consignment of Mc-  Connack's Biscuits and Confectionery.  A shipment of Christmas China just received  comes direct from the factory in Germany, and it will surprise you too how reasonably these high class goods can be  sold.    Drop in and make your choice early.  '-'������' "f    .  Our Hardware Department.  Will satisfy any gift hunter who wishes to make good,  substantial presents.    Rogers'   1847  Silverware, Bissell's  carpet Sweepers, Carving Sets, Skates, Etc., Etc.  A report from Vancouver 011 the mining situation in iBritish Columbia, says:  With the year drawing  to  a  close  mining men are beginning to, total up  British Columbia's mineral production  duiing 1902, and he is a pessimist indeed who does not concede an advance  of 25 per cent over 1901.     The  pio-  duction that year was officially given as  $20,086,7 80, so that the lowest estimate  lor this year js��$25,000,000.    Hut the  latest figqres from the  Houndary,   the  Slocan, Rossland, Atlin, Cariboo  and  Vancouver, Island justify one  in predicting that the annual  report   of  the  department of mines will show the figures to   be nearer $2 7,500,000 than  $25,000,000, while next year   may see  the $30,000,000 mark passed.  It will thus be seen that British Columbia, even with the copper, lead and  silver markets working against it, is  twice a Klondike, for he would be a  bold man indeed who would place the  Yukon's output this year at over $15,-  000,000.  Reason For Optimism, I  That there is every reason to be optimistic concerning this year's production is evident from the first public  speech delivered by the minister of  mines since he became premier. Colonel Prior stated at tbe banquet of the  Victoria pioneers that be was emphalic-|  ally of the opinion that the mining industry was on a good basis. Great  progress is being made in the Boundary. Said he:  "The Rossland mines are today shipping more ore than ever before in their  history; from the Slocan 100,000 tons  of zinc ores will be shipped next year  into the United States; the Atlin district is most 'prosperous, and I am  nappy to say that a new era of prosperity is setting in the Cariboo."  Boundary Leads.  The figures so far available for the  Boundary and Rossland show the great  strides forward that, have been made in  those regions. The boundary leads  the rest of the province in ore production, it haying given 457,598, tons to  date,    with   the   prospect   of reach  zie's, Dec. 26, 27.  The Christina Lake Lumber Co. is  a new corporation, just gazetted, with  a capital of $10,000.  Monday'is the monthly payday at  the Snowshoe mine when some 70 lo  80 men will be paid.  The Methodist Christmas festival  will be held on the evening of  Tuesday, December 23d:  Win. J. Twiss, of Kaslcv the hustling  agent of the Mutual Life- of Canada,  was in the city  yesterday.  Another wedding or two are in prospect for the holidays, arid the small  boys are gathreing coal oil cans.  Mable Young has leased the dining  room, and kitchen of the!. Stem winder  hotel, and took charge on the 10th.  All the news of the Kootenay and  Yale in the Nelson Daily News. At  your newsdealer on day of publication.  County court was held in Greenwood  last Tuesday, and will be held in Grand  I'orks next Tuesday by Judge. Leamy.  Thos. Parker, official inspector ot  weights and meastnes for the Dominion government, was in Phoenix this  week.  on the ore cars in the Knob Hill mine. _ -<- _   ��� ���  ...     ,    , .101 Sunset    May    Acquire    the  Up to a few days  ago  the  Granby ' ^  ...:  ��� ��� ... Brooklyn Group.  air drills in  dranby Smelter Wa�� Forced lo Blow Out  Two Furnace* For Ihe Time Beinr, and  Shlpminis also Reduced Again.  Tuesday afternoon the Granbysmel-  ter was forced to close two of its  four  furiiaces, which had been in   full blasl  but five days, and when it *was thought  all troubles in regard   to  power  weie  over. One of the seven ton valves in ihe  flume at Cascade broke, and let a flood  of water against the power house, tearing out a part of the   wall,   aiid   completely crippling the new plant for the  lime being, and shutting off all power,  of course.  A later examination showed that  the damage was not nearly as serious  as at first repotted, and the latest is  that inside of three weeks will  be   re-  mines .were  working  22  braking down ore.  This week the Mother Lode smelter  let one furnace grow cold, but will blow  it in again shortly.  Attthe B. C. mine suiface quarrying  has been discontinued lor the present.  About 50 men are oh the payroll.  This week the Emma mine, which  has been shipping to the Nelson Smeller, sent its ore to the Trail Smelter.  Richaid Plewman is understood to  be in,the old country, interesting capital for the development of the Winnipeg, in Wellington camp.  If there are ho fuither delays the  Sunset smelter, at Boundary Falls,  should be able to place its second fui-  nace in blast some time next week.  The Waterloo Con. Mining and milling Co. have cleared the title to the  company's Camp McKinney mine by  paying some $1,200 to R. B. Vernier  and Geo. M. Bennet'.  U will be some lime in January be-  Ibie the Gtanby Co.  will  receive the  MACKENZIE & MANN WILLING TO SELL  Proposition In to Trade Their Interest In Ike  Dominion Copper Co. if Mr. Greensbields  Cab Qel Additional Railway Subsidies.  quiied to repair  the  damage.    In the ._,   ������    ,..���.,,c  meantime the Granby smelter can op-(two 700 hoise'power  dynimoV from  erate but two furnaces, and shipmenisj the Westinghouse Electric  Co.  which  It will probably be next month before the local electric light company  takes-over the Phoenix system"from the  Greenwood concern.  are again at the old rate of but 750  tons daily.' By Ihe first of January ev,  erything should again be in leadinese  to run the Granby smelter at full capacity, namely, 1,500 tons daily.  Thos. Bagley, a carpenter from Ontario,   was   electrocuted   at   Cascade  J; Cuthbert Welch,  as'ayer at   the, .    "������ "  Sunset Smelter, has been  elected vice-J Monday night by coming   111 contact  president of the Britjs}, colu,"t>ia In-j with a live wire,  stitute of Assayers.  The C. P. R. receipts fpr the week  ending November 30th, were $1,152,-  000; for the same week of last yeai  they were $1,048,000.  Max K". Hopkins'of" Rossis'..^., .���,,-  resenting the Scranton International  Correspondence School, came in on  Thursday on his monthly visit.  "Is Socialism Practicable?" will be  the topic of a talk at the Phoenix Socialist Club tomorrow afternoon, delivered by A. S. Embree, of Greenwood.  There aie now five licensed hotels  at Midway, and a sixth is shortly to be  opened by Philip McDonald, due to  the near beginning of construction on  the V., V.-&-E.  Hal. J. Cole, of Spokane, was in  the city this week, in connection  with  the Mystic claim,  which, he owns, in  probably be between $200 and $250.  iMl    .".m.-. Ua    I.-,)     ..nl    l.aa���     r.n.���   I.��  this camp.    He had not been here be  fore for three years.  The Citizens' Supply Co. is a new  concern that is entering the business  field in Grand Forks, on the co-operate  ive system.. It will take over the going business of Rice Bros.  The Kettle Valley Lines are now  running a passenger car on the  trains  SUCCESSFUL HOSPITAL BALL.  Annual Event Provides Over $200 For Ihe Institution.  'I'll IU prion   Ai.atiio...     tit;.- .....ii.]    J.^11  for the benefit of the Phoenix General  Hospital, was given at Miners' Union  Hall, and was a success in every way.  Music was furnished by the Biner Orchestra of five pieces, and gave very  geneial satisfaction,  The baH was in charge of the Ladies'  Aid of the hospital, and they are to be  congiatulated on the outcome of their  efforts, as the proceeds will be devoted  to the securing of some much needed  furnishings for the institution. The net  r&ults are not yet known, but they will  will drive the 6o-drillair  compressor  W.W. Betts,  of the  Cariboo-Mc-  kinney mine, was a visitor in  the city  Wednesday.      He   states  that, ..about.  forty men aie now on the payroll of  that mine, and that twenty stamps' are  dropping in the company's mill.  The gravity surface tramway to connect the upper Knob Hill workings  with the new ore,crusher is practically  completed, and   is  only  awaiting the  A deal that is on of no little importance to the Boundary is  now said lo  be in process of being made, by which  the Montreal and Boston Copper" Co.,  owning and successfully Operating the  Sunset mine and the   Boundary   Kails  smelter, may  acquire  the inceiest'of  MacKenzie & Mann in the Dominion  Copper Co.. owning   the  well known  Brooklyn group of claims in this"camp.  It appears that J. N.  Oreenshields,  K.C., who is the solicitor of MacKenzie & Mann, and an official of the'Mori-  treal & Boston Copper Co., is a gentleman who has no small' infiuence'wilh  both the provincial and Dominion governments.    MacKenzie & Mann, it is  also well known, are not'mining   men,  although they have large mining interests.   But their chief business is  railroading, and they have little  time apparently for mining.    -This  is  ample  proved by their apathy in doing anything with   the  Brooklyn  group,   acknowledged to be one of the best mining qrotips'ih the Boundary.  On what is believed to be good  authority, it is learned that MacKenzie &: Mann and Mr. Greeushields are  negotiating for the transfer of the in-  .      ,      ,       ...        ,' ��     ~  "cguuaimg ror tne transter ot the in  ad wo, ks winch a,e being  made by  terest in the Brooklyn group to the Sun  ��� ��� �� ����������    **    |'��^J*-"f3*-i     v.**��      V/ii      lilt        Llslllia  ing the half million ere theyeai closes, between Grand Forks and. Republic.  The production there last year was 386,- 'Hie company is  also  repoited   to be  .... Swill'lncr  .in   Illfirp t'rf* rni-c  075 tons, so there will be a betterment  The hospital, since it was opened last  June, has been a m.ost useful institution, and the matron, Miss Johnson,  with her assistant, Nurse Fraser, have  succeded in saving lives in more than  one ca^e since they came here.  WHAT MR. MINER SAID.  of at least r 00,000 tons in 1902. In  Rossland there has already been an increase over 1901 of 38,327 tons, and  before December 31, 20,000 tons  should be added, which would itiake  the total output of that famous camp  nearly 340,000 tons, compaied with  280,000 tons, in round figures, in 1901.  A Word About Prices.  - 1       1 .,������ in this ri'irard.  We are in'as Rood  ���..'...We.wiBhtomBkeonr8olvo8rlt.nl in this i._ai  ������ n���iiihr��  to  buy eoodB right and ee" thi'm  upiiBition as any of our competitors to  mi}),  rH(t_Wl= WILL NOT BE UNDERSOLD.   Do no. bo deceived by ,1  r  l,t >L Wiu uwi|1  fln<]olir  few "leadera."   Yon pay f��r '*��� '" ulp     lk  -ut.np flrm can supply your  prices uniformly jow, and wc guarantee ina  wants for lees than we do.  ���-..';; Give na your. December order.  PQST-QFFICR STORE.  A PHOENIX PIONEER RETURNS.  Is More Than Ever Impressed Willi  Future  ol This Camp.  A. P. Nipgen, who was a resident  of Phoenix three years ago, but who is  now located at liulte, Montana, spent  a couple of days in the city this week,  on his return from a trip to San Francisco.  Mr. Nipgen has been living in Unite  since leaving Phoenix, and says he has  been doing well there, coming out a  full fledged attorney and owning one  of the business blocks in that city.  When the fall in copper occuned, early  this year, nearly all of the Butte mines  closed, throwing out of employment  some r0,000 men. About half thai  number are now employed,, however,  and business is looking decidedly better in that great red metal camp.  "Phoenix has wonderfully improved," said Mr. Nipgen, "since I lived  here. One would scarcely know the  city, with its well graded streets, new  churches, hospital, school and many  fine buildings. It will undoubtedly  he a great camp in the near future."  Mr. Nipgen evidently knows a good  thing when he sees it, a s he owns  some of the best business property here.  securing 40 more ere cars  R. A. Brown, who has been working  on the Volcanic, on the North Fork of  Kettle river, for the last fifteen years,  proposes to continue the long tunnel,  which is npw in some 000 feet.  An increase of 12^/- per cent has  been given by the C. P. K. ��� to all its  conductors and trainmen on lines east  of Fort William, thereby adding about  ^250,000 to the company's payroll.  Geo. L. Pedlar, eye specialist,   who  is rapidly gaining the confidence of the  people of Phoenix by his regular visits  and excellent service, will lit glassts at  I McKenzie's drug store, Dec. 26, 27.  I John Forin, the carpenter who sustained a bid fracture of his right elbow  some weeks ago by falling from the  roof of a bqilding, returned from Portland, Oregon, this week, where he says  it is raining copstantly.  The Quilp mine, Republic, is reported to have contracted to send 1,-  000 tons of ore to the Tacoma smelter,  the freight and treatment rate to be  $6 80 per ton. It costs 20 cents per  ton to load the ore on the cars.  Montreal  Star Reports Having Had An   Im  portant Interview.  A recent issue of the Montreal St.ii  contains an jnteiesting and .important  interview with S. M. C. Miner, president of the Granby Co. Mr. Miner  said, "We are smelling 1500 tons a  day, and we are going to build another  smelter with a capacity of 2,000 tons,  and in a short time expect to be turning out 4,000 tons a day. In a short  time we shall have the wealthiest miners in the world on our boards."  ''Englishmen ? "  "No, Americans. The English, I  am sorry to say, have not appreciated  or realized tho capabilities of our country and the Americans have anticipated them."  the Union Iron Woiks, of Spokane  owned by G. A. Kendell, of Eholt,  and J. N. Paton and G. B. Taylor, oi'  Greenwood, which several months ago  shipped a couple of tons of hi^h grade)  ore, has been leased to four local min.f  ers. .'..'���'  .The 40-stamp mill, now en route for  the Nickle'mine, at Twetv.y Mile creek,  in the Similkameen, will be hauled to  the mill site over the wagon road from  Penticton. The machinery was fui7  nished by the Jenckes Machine Co.1,  of Sherbrooke, Quebec- '  R. P. Williams, Boundary representative of the Canadian Rand Drill Co.,  of Sherbrooke, Quebec, states that the  balance of the 60-drill electric air compressor plant, ordered by the Granby  Co. for its mines in Phoenix, should be j  received here by the first of January.  The licensing board for the Boundary Creek License district will meet ai  Grand Forks next Monday. Applicants whose names are not on the voters' l|st, as per the new act, are doing  some hustling to comply with the  law,  The Eastern Townships Bank has  opened a branch at St. John, Quebec,  a place of some 6,000 inhabitants.  This makes eighteen branches all told,  of this bank, all being in Quebec except the two in Biiiish Columbia.  Samuel Thomas McOrmond and  Norman Luse, of Eholt; John William  O'Hiian, of AnacondajSamiiel A .Crow-  ell and Seven Dahl, of Midway, made  application to become naturalized citizens last Tuesday at Greenwood, in  order to renew their retail liquor licenses.  The Greenwood Curling Club is  building a link, which will be 36x152  feet in size.  The V., V. & E. depot at Columbia  is expected to be finished and ready  for use by Christmas.  Geo. E. Day, official time inspector  for the C. P. R. in the Boundary, returned from a trip to Nelson on Monday.  Efforts are being made by the authorities to stop the wholesale slaughter ol  deer up the West Fork, and two arrests  have been made.  Work is beim; done on the Florence,  on the North Fork of Kettle river,  with encouraging results. It is control  led by an Ottawa syndicate.  Tuesday, while a C. P. R- engine  was clearing the snow from tlie high  line, to the Knob Hill mine, th^ danger and caboose were derailed.  J. F. Henenway, formerly in tin  Granby mines' offices here, has arrived  at Prescott, Arizona, where he will be  located in the future. Hs writes  there are fourteen inches of snow  at Piescott.  County Court in 1903.  His Honor Judge Leamy has set the  following dates for  the  holding   next  year of sittings of the  county court at  Greenwood   and   Grand   Forks.     At  Greenwood on January   13th,   March  17th, May i2th,  July   14th,   October  13th and December 15th.    At Grand  Folks  on  January   51I1,   March   ythi  .May 4th, July 6th, October   51b   and  December 7th.    Chambers at  Greenwood on first and fourth Thursdays of  each month, or every week should more  frequent   attendance of the judge   be  required,      Chambers at Grand Folks  whenever necessary.  Monday evening the Granby Hungry Seven mere defeated by the town  hockey team by a score of 4 to 2.  set people, provided.that   Mr. ' Green-  from governments for MacKenzie &  Mann's lailway projects ��� which include the Canadian Northern and "V.,  V. & E. The* matter will -probably be  settled this winter, when the legislators  meet.  .  The Brooklyn group has   now   been  idle for over a year, JaniesBreeh having spent something like $125,000  in  development   and   in   equipping   the  properties  with   first-class   machinery  plants.    He is said to have shown tip  ore valued at $750,000.     Undoubted-,  ly the  Sunset   smelter  would   like to  secure the Brooklyn ores for  blending  with the Sunset product, and the deal,  if carried through) would mean the immediate resumption of operations oji the  property of the Dominion  Copper Co.  here.  "Other People's Money."        '  Jay Gould, when he was asked   one  time how he attained   his   riches,  answered:    "By playing with-other  peo-  ile's money."   The same answer might  be given by the character,   "Hutchinson Hopper," in the comedy,   "Other  People's Money."     Tbe piece is written on legitimate lii.es, is clean, bright,  witty and probable.    Th'-j scenes  and  characters  are   drawn  from   modern  eveiy-day Ameiican life; and the principal personage, "Hutchinson Hopper,'"  is  a   creation   that   will   live  011 the  stage for years to come.    The. story of  the ronu'dy is natural and full of humor.    This excellent company   supporting Dainty May   Sargent,   will   fill an  engagement   here    Wednesday   night,  Dec. 17, at Miners' Union Hall.  BOUNDARY ORE SHIPMENTS.  for 2.��:7^^ -'"��� -  '-��� '���"�����"  Phoenix  (.ira.iiby Mi  Snow-shoe,  Brooklyn, <��  .Mother Lode, Head wood...  Sunset, '���  Morrison, "  B. C. Mine, Summit ....  Bell, �����  Kmm.11, "  WinnijH-f,',     Wellington   tiolilen Crown,        "  Alhclstaii, "       .....  King Solomon, W.Copper..  No. 7 Mine, Central   City of Paris, "  ���lewel, hong Lake.   Ciirnii, West. Fork   I'roviileixe,     Providence '  Kuhv,       Boundary Kails   \litii-cllaiieoiis   Total, tons   ���'?i'ftuby Smuller treatment., tona .  ;;iP7��  m:  m  ���rtffl-  !$&;  ������-life  kSs 98  m  Eta':  h\  mi  Ml      '���  THE PHOENIX PIONEER  The Phoenix Pioneer*  ISSUED OS SATCKDAY BY THK  : PIONEER PUBLISHING CO.  ,        ATrBOJcnz.B.c  W. B. WILLCOX. Manager.  _ .    . (Business office No. 14.  Telephones   jMaIUKcr's residence. > 0.15.  ���uzscairnoxs nt advance.  Per Year..  .41.0c  Else Months..  ._ i.ss  ._. 3-oo  To Foretell Coantries .   ir7oaarenot��.snbscril>erU> thia-paper, this  la an inrttAtJon to too to become one.  Advertising rates iorslshed on application.  I*gal notices 10 sad 5 cents per line.  Poor weekly insertions constitute one month1*  adiertisiB*-  ___>  1902  PFP'  1902  $�����.. ������������  T����. Wad. Tbb.  Fri.   Sit.  I  2   3    4  5   6  7   8,  9 10 11  12 13  J4 15  16 17 18  19 20  21 22  23 24 25  26 27  2& 29  ,30 31  NiwoovaiffliEtvrs outlook.  The new Prior government, through  itstsupporters, .is making eveiy effort to  hojd its own, ,and ihe premier is to be  commended for throwing open the constituency of North Victoria.    Perhaps  he teeis certain,that he will thus  have  one^more supporter in the house, a vrel-  ,come'addition,   probably,   when  he  comes tor count noses.  . It now seems certain that the pre-  mier^ill meet the house with a small  . majority, and then the fun will begin.  ,   He has evidently decided on two strokes  of policy.   One of.these is the nullification of, the two per cent mineral tax,  1     and "the other k the putting through ol  ,  a new deal vkh, MacKenzie &  Mann  f for Unbuilding of the Canadian Northern. 71 he first of these will be welcomed by nearly all the mining districts,  for while the amount realized annually  by.the two per cent tax has not been  se, its. incidence has been not a  ' But the Canadian Northern scheme  ^willjnpt be so welcome to the counlr)  at large, with the exception of Vancou  yer Island.    ..We do not really believe  that , MacKenzie &  Mann will ever  build so as to have the terminal of theii  road at Victoria.. But they will cer-  . tainly, continue to' talk  that  way, and  will probably get the subsidy they are  , alter on that basis.    Ifthe premier will  , consent to an appeal to the. people at  , an early, date, he will gain more friends  . than in any other way. _ Such an appeal  , should settle, many knotty questions,  and it is worth trying once more,  WfflPfWe THE DEVIL  At the last session of the legislative  assembly, the liquor license act was  amended, so that it is now necessary  for the holder of a license to sell liquors  by retail, outside of municipalities, to  have his name on the voters' list.  This is merely another way of saying  that no aliens shall be permitted to  conduct .thirst quenching parlors, outside of cities,in the province. Probably this was the intent of framer ofthe  act, but note how it works out.  l\ext Monday the Board of License  Commissioners for the Houndary Creek  License District, as well as the boards  for other districts, will hold the semiannual statutory meeting to grant licenses for the ensuing year or half year.  Already, a number of present holders  of licenses, who cannot qualify as such  .under the new act, are having licenses  taken out in the names of those who  can so qualify. There is nothing in  the act, so far as known, to prevent  this, and advantage is naturally being  taken of that fact.  It is certain that the liquor license  ���; act should be safeguarded in every  possible way, and that licensees should  , be made to conform to the law, But  why 'this discrimination should be  made, and in such a way that it is in-  1 operative, practically, is not clear.  'JL'his"is 'the first time that such a discrimination has been-made, and it is  \ -practically a dead letter.     It is easy,  -htf this case, to whip the devil around  pthe stump.  ���   ' The Grand Trunk is a great railway  . i system, but its directors arc not building transcontinental lines for fun,  any  more thian did the C. P. R. or would  , tbe Canadian Northern.   They are all  , aching to get their hands into the muddle at Victoria.  Col. Prior cannot play  those cai  up his sieve too quickly  if he  the support of the electorate,  do be troublous times to the average  politician.  wishes  These  Joseph Martin has come out flat-  footed against the Prior government,  and says we need_an_ appeal., to the  people at once. Notwithstanding his  political acrobatic feats ofthe past, the  Man from Manitoba is now talking  sense.  If conferences and  conventions are  of avail, the silver-lead miners  of the  province should be in better shape one  of these fine days.    There are so many  diverse opinions, however, that it wi  give our Dominion representative, M  Galliher, an excellent  opportunity   I  do next to nothing.   What's the matter  with having a few more conventions  The true panacea might yet be found  in some of them.  WHAT EDITORS SAY  Infringement���Kaslo orators have  organized a mock parliament. Victoria  should proceed against them for infringement of their original patent  rights ���Vancouver World.  Thf.ir Purpose ��� It is evidenth  the pur|X)Fe of the Piior cabinet to set  the House in order, end to give the  people, through their representatives,  an opportunity of expressing their opinions of the government.��� The Victoria  Times.  Much NEEDEn ��� The fact of the  matter is that there should be a post-  office inspector appointed for the  Kootenay districts exclusively, and he  should be a man prepaied to give a  little more than peifunctory attention  to his duties.���Nelson News.  Hear, Hear���The miners ask thai  no duty should be charged on mining  machinery not manufactured in Canada. The request is just.' Newspapei  men should also ask that no duty bt  charged on printing material and printing machinery, since it is not manufactured in Canada.:���Cranbrook Herald.  PROVINCIAL NOTES  risey.  There are three feet of snow at 'Trout  Lake.  R. Robertson will run for Nonh  Victoria in the government interests.  'The sitting of the supreme court ai  Nelson has been postponed till the 15th.  Higher prices for logs and wages  have forced shingles up 10 cents a  thousand.  Nelson now has a wholesale Chinese  establishment, the goods coming direct  from China.  Chas. A. Semlin is out for the by-  election in West Yale, in opposition.!��  the government.  A district Miners' Union 'has been  formed in the Crow's Nes> towns. J.  Howbrook, Fernie, is president, and E.  Neale, Fernie, secretary-treasurer.  STRICTLY   BUSINESS  Advertising is the greatest business  promoting power.  'I here is nothing surer about a newspaper than that it will be read���every  item and every advertisement that is  worth reading.  A little advertisement is better than  none, but often a little advertisement is  wasted where a great deal would show  a decided profit.  If one expects a sword or a spear to  do service, he sees to it that it has a  point and the sharper the point the  deeper will be the penetration. 'The  same is true of an advertisement.  'The best traveling salesman that exists is printers' ink. It has no bad  habits, does not sleep, nor get drunk,  nor make blunders, is the same to  everybody and works while others are  asleep.  How extremely applicable to adver  tising is the old proverb, "If wisdom's  ways you fain would seek, five things  observe with care. Of whom you  speak, to whom you speak, and how,  and when and where."  wrn^  %r  Ontario declined to go prohibition  last week���lacking 40,000 voles.  Don't you want to read the news of  the day while it is news ? You will  find it in the Daily News, Kootenay's  live daily, publish d at Nelson, B. C.,  at 50 cents per month by mail. Can  be had also of your local newsdealer  on day of publication.  Albion's News Stand has received a  fine line of Holiday Confectionery.  Do not overlook it.  For fine watch and jewelry repairing  see Zimmermann, on First street.  The finest and best Christmas presents at Hoyle's.  B. C MINING  Rossland ore shipments last week  were 6,} So tons.  Rambler-Caiiboo stock has slumped  from So to 36 cents.  Slocan ore shipments are now rnn-  ning about 500 tons a week.  'The gold output of the Atlin district  will reach $600,000 for the year.  'The Centre Star is reducing its debt  at the rate of $30,000 per moth.  Slocan district ore shipments now  total over 26,000 tons for this year.  'The Great Western has shipped 175  tons of ore to 'Trout Lake this winter.  /The   Fairview rCo.'s    Stemwinder  shaft is to  be  sank   to  the 375-foot  level.  Nearly 15,000 tons of Slocan oie  have been shipped through Kaslo this  year.  From the Windermere district mines  the output this year to date has been  1,193 tons>  'The Engineering and Mining Jour-  ncl thinks that silver may go down to  40 cents i>er ounce.  A proposition is pending for the consolidation of the Ashnola and Similka-  meen Valley coal companies.  Byron White, of the Slocan Star,  says that within a year the Slocan wil  be shipping 75,000 tons of zinc.  The department of mines claim the  mineral output of the province will  show a 25 per cent increase for   1902  'The new Golden smeltei, it is reported, will be of the so-called Vulcan  type���the kind that was a failure at  Ferguson.  A payment of $16,500 was made  last week by the Northwestern Devel-  ment Syndicate on the Camborne  group at Golufields.  Last week Republic mines shipper  as follows: Quilp 310 tons, Bind  Tail 144 tons, Lone Pine 114 tons.  Morning Glory 58 tons, total 626 tons  grand total 3,592 tons.  D. J. MATHESON,  INSURANCE AGENT,  FIRE, LIFE, ACC DENT.  Commissioner for taking AiTitiHYiu.  Phoenix, B.  Do You  Jhc pioneer  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. Jt is worth $10.00.  It costs only $2.00.  R. B. KERR,  -;  Barrister and Solicitor,  notary public.  PHOENIX, B. C  Kins; Edward Lodge, U.D.  A. F. anil A. M.  Regulsrcomrauuicatlon8p.nl.     Sec  ond Thursday of each mouth.  Emergent meetings ascalled; Masonic  Hall, Momson-Auderson Block.  W. L. GERUAINE.  SeiTctarv.  F. L. COCK.  W. M.  Nelson's daily, the News.has all the  news that is news. At your newsdealers, or by m.iil lor 50-cents per month.  If you read the  PHOENIX PIONEER,  You'll keep posted en  (0  Miners' Special  Accident Policies.  Accidents���$25 per week aud  $25 fuueral benefits.  Annual premium, $25.  Sickness���$25 per week for 16  diseases  and   $12.50 per  week for typhoid fever.  Annual premium, $10.00.  Smaller amounts in proportion.    Pre  miums can be paid in installments  without extra cost, if desired.  tizW This is the first accident contract issued to miners by any accident  company.  Grand forks investment 8 Trust (o.  W. V. ASKHW, Secretary,  Boundary Agents.  AN ALL ABIDING FAITH.  Tho Illinois Central Railroad Company  has an all abiding fail h in tho future o'f  the Great Northwest. A thort time ago.  this was manifested by tho establishment, in Seattle, of an agencv to take  care of their interests there. The latest  effort is- to put on a splendidly equipped  new train service between St. Paul and  Chicago. The new trains will be run  ningSunday, November 2nd. Tlioy wil  use their own rails between Chicago and  Albert Lea, Minn., and the Minneapolis  & St. Louis Ry. track from Albert Lea to  Minneapolis and St. Paul, running into  the Union Depot at St. Paul, which ifthe same that is need by all lines in that  city.  The tram is to be known as "The, Chi  cago, St. Paul and Minneapolis Limited,"  and will consist of sleeping car, buffet  library car and reclining chair car  through without charge between Chicago  and Minneapolis and St. Paul. Dining  car service will also be maintained, eu| -  per being served out of Chicago and  break feat into Chicago. Trains will leave  St. Paul at 7.10 p. m. and arrive in Chicago 9.30 a. in. Leave Chicago at 6.10  n. m. and arrives ut St. Paul at 8.40 a  in. making close connections at St. Paul  with all western lines. Tickets can bp  purchased via this line, in connection  with all western lines, at all stations.  For further information regarding  ratep, routes, time, etc., call on or address,  B. PI. Trumbull,  Commercial Agen III. Cent. R. R.  142 Third St., Portland, Ore.  Paul B. TiioMPbos',  Freight & Passenger Agent,  III. Cent. K. K., Seattle, Wash.  Phoenix Federal Labor Union   No. 1J5.   Meets Thursdays at 8 p. m. at Min-   ers' Union Hall.   ED. BROWN. Pie*. AUGUST P1LOER, Sec'y.  PHOENIX'iAERIi  NO. 158.  ileettngs on Frida.  al S 30p.m., Miner.-  ITnbn Hall.  Visiting   brelhn I  cordially iu\ited. '  JAMESMARSHALL.Hre*.    R- I- BOYD.Sec*  GEORGE GIBSON  SHAVING PARLORS  anu BATHROOM.  Graves-Williams Block, cor.  First and Old Ironsides Ave  Phoenix, B. C  j. at  CITY SCAVENGER  Leave Orders at City  Clerk's Office  j��j��j��  PHOENIX, B. C.  Phoenix Shoe Shop  All Work Guaranteed.   Imported Goods:  FINE BOOTS AND SHOKS MADE TO  ORDER. ,  PRACTICAL   MINERS' AND   PROSPECTORS' SHOES   A SPECIALTY.  Corner Phoenix St. tod Brooklyn Ave.  Phoenix Home Brewed  Lager Beer  Brewed by a Home Institution has proven the test and has made a  host of Friends who testify lo "its Good Qualities  PHOENIX BREWERY  JULIUS MUELLER, Proprietor.  -�� Corner Standard Ave. and Banner St..  Phoenix  Lion Bottling works  ��� JAS. McCREATH, Prop  line  Af  .J  'NE.Wl  EDITION!  WEBSTER'S.  intebnational  Dictionary' :  A Dictionary of ENGLISH.,  Biography, Gapsraphy. Fiction, otc  New Plartea Throughout  25,000   New Words  Phraaea" and   Oefinltleaa  k Prepared under the direct  supervision of W.T.HARRIS     '  . Ph.D^ LL.D., United. Statea  Commissioner of- Education,'  eori,^}|^^���1'Hi8^��-^p���of- -  Rich Bindings -   2364^Pa��aa  3000 Illuatrationa  }gg'Thc*InUTnational was first issued  in 1800, succeeding tlu " Unabridged.''  The New'Edition of the International  was issued in October, rgoo. Get the  latest and best.  We aUo publish  Webster's    Collegiate    Dictionary  with Glossary of Scolluh Words and Pbraies.  " First class in quality, second class in size."  Specimen pages, etc. ol both  books sent on application.  G.6C.MERRIAM CO.  Publishers  Springf ield, Mass.  PELLEW-HARVEY,  BRYANT 4GILMAN  VANCOUVER. B. C.  PROVINCIAL  ASSAYERS  TIIK  VANCOUVER ASSAY OFPICK  Established 1S90.  Minerals Identified and Their Values Explained.  FREE OF CHARGE.  Have You n Piice of DoublM Rock? Just  M ail tt to us. Mill and smelter tests up to,  4000 lbs.   Checking A-u-ajs a Specially.     '  AV  Phone unler* Solicited.        GREENWOOD and PHOENIX, B. C.  One of Canada's gteat=  est Family Papers  absolutely FREE,  We have made arrangements with the  publishers of tbe Montreal' Family Her  aid and Weekly Star, and with tlie pub  lishers of the Toronto Weekly Olobe, by  which we (can offer a feiibseription to  either of these greatest Canadian family  weeklies for the balance of 1002  Absolutely Free.  To every person paying 75 cents foru  subscription to tbe I'liornix Pioneer for  the balance of 11)02, wo will have cither  of the above famous weeklies mailed direct without extra charge.  If you are alieady a paid up subscriber  to the Pboonix Pioneer, on leceipt of 75  cents we will send ywi oitlier of the  above weeklies and extend your Pioneer  three mouths!  This is no doubt ono of tbe greatest  offers ever made to Canadians, and the  sooner it is accepted the more you get.  AddreBS now,  PHOENIX PrONEER,  Phoenix, B. C.  NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP.  Notice is hereby given that the part  nership heretofore subsisting between  us, the undersigned, as General Agents  in tbe town of Phoenix, Uritish Columbia, has this day been dissolved by  mutual consent. All debts owing the  said partnership are to be paid to E.  W. Monk at the city of Greenwood,  and claims against thb partnership are  to be presented lothe said E. W. Monk,  by whom the same will be settled.  Dated at Greenwood,  B-   C.   this  22nd day ol November A. D. 1902.  E. VV. Monk,  P. C. McArthOr.  Witness: A. M. Whiteside.  Double spring and mattress for sale.  Inquire at the Pioneer Office.    A bar-  Kaia  A loin has a new line of cigars that  will suit you to a T.  ���aooaeaac���������������������������������������������������  I     Always::     |  :     Desirable     |  ��� ���  2 Odd pieces of furniture to ���  ��� make your home more com- J  ��� fortable.    A luxury you can ���  ��� enjoy at all seasons. ���  5     CLARK & BINNS  t FURNITURE DEALERS  ��� have just what you want most.  palace livery staples  The; best established and icgulated hostelry in the Jhiun-  d.uy. We are centrally located in our new stables with  a complete ouifu ot Saddle and Driving Horses. The  best of rigs.     Parties  driven  to any Boundary   point.  Mclntyre & HcDonald, Props.  Knob HHl Avenue  OliI Ironsides  Addition  mtttw, B. C  You Should Read  THE PHOENIX PIONEER  Tl\e Leading WeeKly  0/ the Boundary.  THE MILWAUKEE  A familiar nnme for tbe ChicaK", Mil  waukce & St. Panl lttiilwny. known all  over the Union as the Gr��at Kailway  riinniiiK tho "Pioneer Limited" trainV  every day and night between St. Paul  and Cliicauo, and Omaha and Chicago,  '���The only perfect trains in tbe worl I."  (JmlerHliHid: Connection!* are made  with Al! Transcontinental f-incH, assuring to passengers tbe bent service known.  Ltixuri'Mis concheH, eleuliic liglitf,steam  beat, of a verily equaled by no other  line.  fst-e that your ticket rcada via ''The  Milwaukee" when goin�� to any point in  the United States or Canada. All ticket  agents veil them.  For ratci), pamphlets or other information, addretiH,  R. L. Ford, H. S. Rown,  Trav, I'ohs. Agt., General Agent,  SPOKANE. WN. PORTLAND. OR  Published iu tlie Heart of the Greatest Gold  Copper belt of Hritish Columbia.  In 1901  NOTICE.  To the Stoik-bolders of the Similka-  ineen Vallev Coal Company. Limited,  and all w bom it may concern :  Recent development of theC'ompanv'e  coal lands and conditions that are now  occurring warrant the Coinpbnv in notifying all their t<tock holders lo'bold the  piicp of fame firm and at a good figure.  The Company are not offering Treasury  Stock at present at any price.  SlMILKAMEEN VaI.I.EV CoAI,  Co.,   Ln)  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that the partnership between mVsclf and II. J. Mc-  Qnaid having been dissolved, all acounts  flue the Palace Livery Stable are payable only to me, and I will settle all  mils ngainat said atable.  t- , ,     ., .Toiin Column.  Dated at Phoenix, B. C, Sept. 10,1902.  the entire Boundaiy shipped 390,000 tons of ore,  nearly every ton of which was reduced by  BOUNDARY SMELTERS.  Phoenix ramp alone shipped 235,000 tons of ore  last year.  The Pioneei is published every Saturday and  and is sent to any pait of Canada or the United  States for  $2.00  per yen���01 the icsl of the world for $3.00  per  year.    It gives the  Latest and Most  Reliable News  of Boundary Mines and Smelters.     It is fearless fjj  and independent, and aims to be m  DQWN TO DATE ��  Your subscription can begin at any time.  Address with check  PIONEER PUBLISHING CO.  LC.  NOTICE.  Notice in hereby given that all account?  due the: undersigned rnubt be paid immediately, or they will be placed in the  handB of a rmllcitor for collection.  -.       .    CriAs. A. McCldso & Co.  Phoenix, B. C, Aug. 10,1002.  prints and confectionery, fresh and  tempting, at popular prices. Albin's  News depot.  wriLle/ dfrfvf' foJUz  tobf" ^io Mx^iJi &�� any*  I  I,  r''  fSmW>   "    > ���������������   ���'���'���  ���'���    "��� '������'        '     ���'.    -���'-���'������ >  il^  \ jt<  ky.yy.,;.-       ���;.::���/; ������     :  -.sr/^s^vE*^ v^:v.j:V^^^wv;^:^:^ ��� ^���1^..j'^;_jfi ;\'x^i-. \^\ks-r%e^^^  1 J"-~ff�����i-rj�� -s  M ST.*  THE PHOENIX -PIONEER  ^Stpongcstgn Ihe Worw."  assets $330,568,663.49. ; H. ALLENBERG, Manager,      J.  Surplus :$70,137,170.01-   .-.'.���.6o5'6ofi 607'Empire State Building  ��� |  ���;..;��� ..... T- 7.7 : j .'��� :      SPOKANE, WASH. |  P.ftUrris&Co.  ���������������'������������������������a ��#(iy��aea��'  PHOENIX  MARKET.  HEAD OFFICE FOR BOUNDARY CRKEK, GREENWOOD, H. 0.  HEADQUARTERS, NELSON, H. C,  THE OBSERVATORY  TflIKCs.TAI.KED OF  AT  IlOMB AND KtSKWlIKKB  An impression   lias-prevailed, and  with some reason, we must confess, that  .... Msk and ftil ..ifrltarMi  Markets at Nelson, Kaslo, Three Forks, Sandon, Slocan City,  Silverton, New Denver, Ymir.; Sal mo, Rossland, Trail, Cascade,  Grand Forks; Greenwood, Midway, Niagara and Phoenix ������������  .* FISH, OYSTERS AND POULTRY IN SEASON.  All orders receive prompt attention.  ��� ��� ������������.��� ��� ��� ��� ��� .��� ������������������������ ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ���  ���������������������aaaoaaaaaeaaaaaaa***  STAGE  LINE.  Between Phoenix and Greenwood.  Leave Phoenix 8.30 and I.   Leave Greenwood 10 and 4.  DAILY  S<&<�� A, S. 4 PAW, Proprietor.  An Unprecedented  Offer to our Subscribers.  BOTH NEW AND OLD.  Houndary ores are of tl,e low grade  character. Hut 'beca.-tonally there are  shipments sent outfrOm some pf our  mines that-would discount those even  from.Ihe silvery Slocan,' and shows  conclusively that  Houndary mines can  show good returns from almost any old  kind of ore.     ,  ' i ���' ��������������  Kor instance, the last shipment, of  ���Providence ore, consisii,,g of 4O)0io  pounds gros?, gave gross Values'of $i 66  per ton. 'phis js even better than the  previous car, which gave $IOo per ton  from the Trail smelter. Thus jt is  seen that we have the low grade mines  and those of hij-h grade also.  ��� ���    ��>��� *"   .7  It bas been a question in the minds  of some whether, when the Republic  mines were shipping 500 tons daily/to  the Gmnby smelter, if that fact would  not materially reduce the amount that  the smelter could handle from its own  mines in Phoenix camp.'''��� To'set tlie  matter at rest, a Pioneer man asked  tlie question direct of Mr; Graves, the  general-'manager "of' the Granby' Co.  Mr. Gmves stated that it would make  little 01 no difference, as the two converters at the smelter could use a considerable amount of Republic ore for  linings,.when the converters were able  10 run steadily, and thai the balance  would be readily absorbed by the furnaces, making almost no difference, in  '.he shipments from this camp. ",  �����������������-������..  Elias Rogers, managing director of  tbe (jrpw's Nest Past Goal Co., whose  home is in Toronto, has recently been  west, and of course has been interview-  province with.'a  view   to'  KOOTENAy CURLINd ASSOCIATION.  Will Hold Bonspiel at Rossland on January  201b.  The annual bonspiel under the aus  pices of the Kootenay Cm ling association will be held in Rossland commencing on Tuesday, Januaiy 20, 1903. If  the weather is unpropitious, the execu  tive committee of the association ha-,  the authority to postpone the event.  The decision was arlived at last week  Friday when the annual meeting ofthe  association took place. Officers foi  iheenstiing year were elected as follows:  Judge John A. For in���Patron.  J. S. C. Fraser, of Rossland���Piesi  dent.  ,   George S. McCarter, of Revelstoke  ���Vi<e-president.  A. B, Morris, of Kaslo���Vice-President.  Dr. R. H, Boucher, of Phoenix���  Vice-president.  Rev. A. M. Sandfoid, B. A., of  Rossland���Chaplain.  l'honias S. Oilmour, of Rossland���  Honorary ��� ecreiary-treasurer.  Robert W. Grigor and A. 14. Mackenzie, of Rossland; M."L. Grimniett,  of Sandon; S. Brown, of Revelstoke; G.  C Hodge and J. H. Wallace, of Nelson���Members executive committee.  EASTERN  Townships Bankj-p  Caught in a Stampede.  ESIABI.ISHFD 1859.  CAPITAL  $2,000,OOC  Greenwood Liberal Association. Officers.  At the annual meeting ofthe Greenwood Liberal Association,held recently,  the following officers and ^committee  were elected for the ensuing year:  President, J, R. Brown; vice-president',  Charles W. Wilson; secretary, Kenneth  'McKertziejcornmiitee, A. A. Cro'wston,  W. S. Graham, Angus Nicholson, Duncan Ross, S.B. Yuill, and Dr. Simmons:  After routine business had been dis  posed of Mr. Yuill introduced Hie subject of subsidies  to railways,  urging  that the association communicate with  the other  liberal  associations in the  CAPITAL, PAID UP  - $1,955,225  RESERVE FUND  -  -   $1,200,00c  BOARD OF DIKKCTOKS:  Wm t>AKtt 11.I.. President.  Hon. M    II   Cociihanr, Vice Pres.  Israel Wood, J. s Mitchell, O bte\ens, J.N  Calcr.   N. W.   Thomas, C.  II.   Kalhan, H. n  Brown, X. C.  hi:ad-oi'ficu. siikkiikooki;, p. q  Jas   Mackiuuon,  Oen'l Mgr  b. Koqbi 1..  Local MKr.  S. K. MoHltv, Inspector of Brunches.  UKANCI1KS.  In Province ol Quebec-  Montreal, U Austin, Malinger.  Waterloo W J  llriy^.s, Manage]  RocL Island. S bte\i 114, Maimger  CowaiiKiille, II. I' Williams. Mgr.  Coaticook 1J N Knlmison.Maiiactr.  Klchtiioiid, W. I. Hull, .Mgr.     '  Graub), W II. kouuisoii, Mar.  Bedforu   W. II. Hargraie  .Mgr.  Huin Kgiloii. A. W  Watson   Mgr.  Mn|{OK, W. U   Krastr Mgr  St Iljaciuthe, J. LnfranilK>'>.e, Mijr.  OrniKtown, X W Morgan, Mar  Windsor Mills, I'. P. OlWer, Mgr.  In Province of Finish Columbia���  fJrand Fo'kt>. Win Spier, Mgr  Plioeiix. N   II. Mack. Acinic Mgr.  Agents   iu    (,-iitinda. Hank  or  Montreal   am  II randies.  "     London, Hug , National 3allk ofScotlanf  "     llostoii.Nntioii.il lix-hangc Hank.  "     New Vork, National Park Iliuik,  Colltctioii      made at   alt   ncctsMIilc   i>ofiilit  Drafts issued lor any required amounts, good al  all points in Canada,   U. S. and  Kurope.    Kx-  change bought and sold.  Savings   Branch    department   at    Bach  OFtflCK. J  Interest allowed from dale ofdeposit and com-'  pounded annually without requiring attention ol  depositor.       ,  Office Hours: 10-3; Saturday frcm loto 'J.  All Sensible People Travel by the  C.P.R.  PEED  kAFETY  SATISFACTION  7;,0;  Look! Look I  Look I  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  .���'"'i7���;_ ./Including Handsome I'ortrailN  ,,yO��r,\<,fKliig Edward. I7XJ2 inches./   Phoenix Pioneer and New York  World, Tfarice-a week, both  for one year. :..'   Phoenix Pioneer and Montreal  Family Herald and Weekly Star,  both one year   $3.75  2.50  2.50  2,50  2.75  Subscriptions received to all Magazines and Periodi-  /   cala at publiHhers lowest rates.  Send all subscriptions to this office.  PHOENIX  PIONEER,  PHOENIX, B.C.  ed. He did not fail to tell of the tremendous amount of coke and coal his  company was capable of turning out  once more, with a lot of. other stuff,  and complained that the demand from  the smelters for coke was so irregular.  .   7,<�� ���''������," .���  Now, let us see how irregular; this  demand is,; as far as the Boundary  smelters are concerned.' The seven  blast furnaces now being operated in  ihe three Boundary smelters will use  on an average of about 450 tons of coke  daily, niore or less. Yet it is a fact  thai' when the Granby smelter was  about to blow iii its fourth furnace last  week Friday, the management had exactly five cars of coke oi\ hand��� less  than ioo tons. This smelter alone re;  quires about 250 tons of coke -daily,  and this hand to mouth business is  anything but satisfactory.  joint recommendation to the Dominion  and provincial governments in. effect  that no more subsidies', either in land  or cash, be granted to any persons or  companies seeking, assistance of this  nature towards the constiuction of railways.' After discussion further consid  eration of the matter was deferred until  the next meeting.of'the association.  Leave Phoenix 1:25 p. in.  Arrive Winnipeg 3d day, 8:50a- in.  Arrive St. Paul. ..... Sd'dav. 6:'40p. in.  Arrive Chicago.:'.". ...4th day, 9:30 a   in.  Arrive Toronto .....5th day, 2:45 p. sin.  A rrive Montreal....olb day", 0:30 p. in.  Arrive New York. . .Otii day, 8:55 a. in.  Why yon should buy  FAIR PLAY  CHEWING  TOBACCO  WyWintfkWWYWWMIW.^^  Don?t Guess At It  But if you are going east write us for our rates,-and let us tell you  about the scivire and accommodation offered b) the  ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD  w;.* Car* ma the Illinois Central from Pacific coast  to Chicago  Through Tourist Cars via the  u and Cincinnati.  ���   "      ��� 1   ..1 ..mir irin it we  are in a position to give ) 011  Don't fail to write us about your *"P- .����� ����    iSiles  of track, over which  some valuable informattoh and assistance.    5,31.9  "'lies  are operated some of the finest trains in the world.  For particulars regarding freight or passenger rate,, can on  l.C.UN.3SAY,T.F.&l'.A., ����� '^^f'^'  ..,, Third St.. PORTLAND, OR*..  on or address  Com. Agt,  ,42 Third St., I'OR  Mr. Rogers bas a large corporation  on his bands, and it will undoubtedly  do an immense business. Since the  Fernie coal miners' strike he has had  seveial.inontbs to get things in shape  to adequately supply the home demand  at least, and yet the constant shortage,  and threatened coke famine is" still  with us.. It is about time that this  state of affairs, changed. Otherwise,  one ot these fine days, Mr. Rogers will  face the fact that a goodly part of his  home market has gone. The coke will  eventually be had elsewhere.  "���  In this connection, it is sad to hear  from Mr. Rogers that the present price  received for coke by his company���  namely, 54 per ton at the ovens���docs  not admit of a profit. Poor old company. They may have to go out ol  business, pretty soon, if this keeps up.  lint then, just the same, they are getting ready, so they say, to spend a million of dollars in improvements. Their  credit seems to be good, even if they  aie not making money on coke (?).  Because it is (lie BEST quality.  Because it is the MOST LASTING chew  Because it if the LARGEST high grade 10  'or 25c pim;  Because ihe TAOS ARK VALUABLE for  premiums until January I, I90S  Because we GUARANTEE every ping am'  Because YOUR'HEALER IS AUTHOR  IZEI> TO   KEKUNI)   MONEY  JF  YOU   AKE   NOT  SATIS-  LIED  Tub Empirk Tohaw'o Co., I.to  Through Tourist  Sleeping Car?  EAST .'���.���'  LenveR Dunmore'junction daily for St..  Paul; Kootenay Landing Tuesiley i>nd  Saturday for To.onto,'Montreal and  all eastern points.  Gn to the east, go to the west.  Go on the road with service ihe best.  Speed, safety and comfort���no. need to  enquire.  Why, the best in the world is thefrP-R-  WO yeara ag^ when the powboy-  of north-eastern Arizona cam*  together to find out who was the  1 "bent man" In various ways, James  Evans won the stear-tying championship by roping, throwing and tying ft  vicious steer In twenty-four seconds.  But In a recent round-up the champion  did a more remarkable thing, by which,  says the Kansas City "Star," he saved  his own and another man's life.  While he and some companions were  camping tor the night on a high tableland, which ended a few miles away In  an abrupt drop of two hundred feet, a  storm swept through the mountains.  Made nervous by the lightning, the  herd of fifteen hundred cattle stampeded in the direction of the precipice.  Evans and his men mounted hurriedly  and, circling to the tront of the madder >d cattle, tried with whoops and  revolver-sho's to turn them back.  In the dense blackness of the night  Evans's horse missed his footing and  went down In a heap, one leg in a  gopher-hole. The horse of a cowboy  named Davis, running close behind,  stumbled over Evans's horse, and Davis, too, came to earth and lay still,  unconscious.  Fifty yards away came the herd, and  a short flash of lightning showed Evans the situation. The swiftly moving  sea of cattle reached one hundred yards  each way. Unable to arouse Davis,  and never thinking of leaving his disabled comrade, Evans took the only  chance of saving both. He emptied his  own revolver and his companion's into  the center of the herd, cutting a breach  In the fronfof the. mass.': Then, throwing the inanimate form of Davis.over  his shoulder, he awaited his -., opportunity:'- ���-��� ". : .",' ������.'���..  - As one of the leaders brushed by,  Evans, with one movement, put the  body of Davis across the shoulders of  the steer, and mounted, also. Vainly  the animal leaped, bucked and side-  Jumped. "With his le^s wrapped tight-,  iy-around the body of hi* mount, Evans  drove his spurs deep in, and held himself and Davis In place. ���''/;��� ���'.'.���''..':���  The steer, wild with rage, agony and  fright, rapidly left the herd In the rear,  and, veering to the rig-ht in a'furious  gallop, carried his riders out of danger.  Then Evans rolled off the back of his  strange rescuer, and a half-hour later,  when his cowboys turned the herd, at  the rim of the canyon, arid rode iback'to  look for the foreman and Davis, they  found them, both unconscious.- The  weary steer, with his sides covered  with blood, lay exhausted a short distance away.  The outfit ordered a medal for Evans,  and the steer has been pensioned for  life on th^ best alfalfa in the valley.  Curious Bits of News.  The iflrst monument <��ver erected to a  cook is about to be inaugural ed' In  Paris. The chef In questio �� is Vrbain  Dubois, who labored in the German  Emperor's kitchen.  A new volume of reminiscences by  Dean Hole quotes the following extraordinary prayer as offered by a loyal  but certainly injudicious English clergyman on behalf of Queen Adelaide, the  wife of William IV.: "Oh Lord, save  Thy servant, our sovereign lady, the  queen; grant that as she grows an old  woman she may become a new man;  strengthen her with Thy blessing that  she may live a pure virgin, bringing  forth sons and daughters to the glory  of God. and give her grace that she  may so forth before her people like a he  goat on the mountains."  -  Certain creeds seem to monopolize^  certain Industries. Practically all British manufacturers of cocoa, for example, are Quakers. In I<ondon a very  large percentage of cigar merchants  and all the best-known manufacturers  of Christmas cards are Jews. Whenever a Welshman goes to London to  seek his fortune It is long odds on his  making his pile olther in the draper's  or drug store business. Irishmen, probably owing to the fact that they lack  the money-making instinct, flock to  Journalism.  Rates am! information regarding 1 Ii��-  "Only Way" will be eheei fully furnished upon application to  O. W. Dey, E.J. Coyi.e,.  Agent, A.G.P.Agt.  Phoenix, B. C.   Vancouver, B.<  J. S.���Carter, D. P. A.,  Nelson, B.C.  A Revolutionary Age.  Soulless corporations, heartless coquettes and conscienceless .rascals of  various sorts we have had with us now  these many years, and It looks very  much now as if a kind of providence  was about to even things up a little by  providing us with such useful contrivances as wireless telegraphy, heat-  less light, smokeless powder, boneless  shad and seedless oranges. If some  genius will rise up now and give us a  breed of blteless dogs and stingless  mosquitoes, together with some loseless  umbrellas arid spendless cash, we shall  all be: happy and content.���"Leslie's  Weekly."  When to Get Married.  The astrologers. It Is said,! have  named the following as propitious dates  for marriages for 1902: January 2, 4, 11,  19 and 21; February 1, 3, 10, 19 and 21;  March 3, 6, 12, 20 and 23; April 2, 4, 12,  20 and 22; May 2, 4, 12, 20 and 23; June  1, 3, 11, 19 and 21; July 1, 3, 12, 19, 21  and 31; August 2,11, 18. 20 and 30; Sep-  - tember 1, 9, 1G, IS and 2S; October 1,. 8,  15, 17, 27 and 29; November 5, 11, 13, 22  and 25; December 1, 8, 10, 19, 23 and 29  Furnished Rooms  WITH  PRIVATE HOARD.  Mrs.  P. A. Klein,    Knob Hill Ave.  R. A. Scott Residence.  ���o*��������������e**����a��o����*��*��*��  MBS. EATON :  Teacher of  PIANO and VOICE CULTURE  Residence "ear Clranliy Hotel,  Phoenix, n. C.  9  ���  e  ��� eee����0a��a*oe*i>co*e��efi*oa*  Oregon R. R. & Nav. Co.  Oregon Short Line R. R.  Union Pacific R.  ONLY LINE EAST  VIA  Salt Lake and Denver.  Two Trains Daily.  Steanifliip tickets to Europe and ot!u-i  foreign countries.  The Monk's Knowledge of  Women.  Leaves  Daily  7.45 ��. ��>.���  Spokane Time Schedule.  KffVctive lime 22 1902  Arrive  Daily  Bitter Slalionery .111.1 Job lint  inir than Unit turned out l��v t c  Phoenix Pioneer lias vet to 1 �����  ' , 1,,,-ed. The proof of lie P��'l-  5 JiHinthoeatins. Give us a  trial willi you.' next order... .  PJONKEB  PUB. CO,  PlIOKNIX, B.   C.  Tf.U,(!Y0N   HOT  SPKINH8   SANITAKII'M  AL  The     moat   complete U  on the continent of North  Anierlcu.      Situated   midst  ' icenery unrivalled for gran  The "mo��t "complete f| _ A L T H  RESORT  dem, Physician and Nurac.    Te eK���!'1.1^. c�����0  mu/ilcatlon with all l��irt�� of il e world ,   w  ��inll�� arrive and depart ��� every day.    ����,��lt.  cure all nervous and muscular < laei����   iw '  ���� heal all Kidney, Uvef and Stou 1 cli Al "i��  T��"����:   JiSto|i8 per week, nccoilX'o  deuce In hotel or Halcyon Hot  bprlugs.  ��w Lake B. C.  Phoenix Bakery,  Vhoenlx Street.    'Phone 53,  We make good bread,    ^ ll<  ..-..C..W. GREER. Proprietor.  'Phone 14.  ��e<t0009*9  5 For a  I Reliable  ��� Timepiece  ����������������������  �����������������<������  one that will run.  ,c year arou.i. '  (swlmtyoiniev'l  Jewclery  tlo���Sullahlerorl.irtl.nyl'  ohtalned at  Tbe Nflson papers are complaining  that ihe recent heavy fall of snow has  seriously hindered ilieriinniii(> of street  cars in that city. That's strange. It is  safe to say that wc have at least a foot  moie snotv than Nelson, yet no trouble  has been experienced in this line in  Phoenix.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby uiven that having  leased the Cent ml Hotel, eemcr Sc<-oinl  Street and Old Ironside avenue, Pliue-  nix. H. O., tc�� Prank Amliirwin, ] inn not  re.-|)oiisil)le for any debts ci. n't ranted by  or ajtniiistf-'aiil Central Hotel from the  1st day ofNovenibei'. 1002.  AlJOCHT Jackson.  1-"AST MAIL���T11 anil from  Cocur d'Alene district, Fariu-  ington: Garfield ��� olf-ix, Pull-  innii, *Mosco\v, *r,onierov,  Wniisbinj;. Dayton. W n I l'a  Wnlln, Pei dljton. Baker City  ami all points Kast 6 35 j\ in.  3:45 p. 111. KXPRHSS���For l-"ai iiiiugton  OarfieUl, Colfiix-, l'ullinaii,  MoscowJ.ewiston. liorllaini  i^aii l--raucisco. Maker Citv  and all poiuls HAST.  K.NI'RKSS ��� I'roni all points  Fast, linker City, San Francisco, Portland, Colfax, Our-  field and Fnrii]iiie,tou.... 9.50a. in.  ���!-xcept Sunday.  SiiOKT LINE TO CALIFORNIA.  Sun Kianciseo-Portland Route.  Steamers sail from Aiusu-ortli dock, Portland  11I8 p. in. and from Spcnr Stieet wharf, Saiil-'niii  cisco, at 10 a. in. every five days.  Tickets on snle al nil S. V. it N. Stations.  For further info, ination as to rales, lime ���>'  trains, L*fiui|,liielil,ete.. uddress  CliO. J.-MOIII.HR, O'eiiernl Ajicut,  430 Kiverside Ave., Spokane, \Vn*-:h  n  W. ZI/VIHERMAN'S  0O0O  4000BC90  ,fl.oo��������������9a  Slo? Elevator For 5mel!er.  The 13. ����� Copper Co. is having  maniifaciiH'cd in Spokane a slag elevator for use at its smelter at Greenwood. The- elevator will be fitted wtih  a series of buckets that will receive the  full flow of water and slag and raise it  to a height of about 50 feet. This will  allow of the dump being filled up level  with the furnace floor and will, it is  estimated, provide for the expeditious  and economical disposal of the slag  from two furnaces for two or three  years, by which time it is likely that  the company will have put in a train-  way with cars and a small locomotive  or electric niotor for handling the slag.  The elevato"' should be received at the  smelting works by the middle of December, and be in operation three or  four days after arrival on the grounds.  There are just  Two Kinds of  They are the hind that is a  credit to you and your printer and���the other kind. . .  Ours is Said to be the Best  When you want something  IN OFFICE STATIONERY  Wc have the art and the artists to give  you exactly what you wish.  Our mechanical  department equipped  with tho latest and best.  PIONEER PUBLISHING CO.,  PHOENIX, 15. C.  Spohone falls d MM  NELSON &,   FORT   SMEPPARI;  RED MOUNTAIN IVY.  Washington and Great Ncr. Ry,  ���V., y.and E. Ry.  The only nlliail route between all points ea.^i  west, and south to Rossland, Nelson and all in  tcrineiliate points; connecting' tit Spokane will  the tireat Northern, Northern Pacific and o. R K  N*. Co.  ('onuccts at Rossland and Nelson with Canadian Pacific Railway.  Connects at Nelson with steamer for Kaslo am  all Kootenay Lake points.  Connects at Curlew with stage foi Or,en  wood and Midway. II. C.  linnet cars run on passenger trains bi tweeu  tween Spokane and Republic.  F.Hl-'F.CTIVls  NoV- 22   1902.  Leave. Arrive  9:25a ni��� Spokane ,v.'5 p. in  .0.15a. in Kosslaud 5:10 p. in.  7:00 a. 111 Nelson S 00 p. 111  11:00a. 111 Grand Forks 1:00 p. m.  10:34 a. in Curlew 4MI p. 111  9:'5��. m Republic 5:40 p. in  II. A.JACKSON,  General Passenger AReut.  Spokane, Wash.  N interesting story comes from tha  French Alps of Dauphlny relating the futile efforts of the Princess of Croy, who desired to enter the monastery of the Grande Chartreuse, a habitation from which women  visitors are rigidly excluded.  The story runs that the Princess  dressed herself In boy's clothes and accompanied her husfcand to the Institution. The gates were opened to them,  and the Prince sent his card to the  father superior, with a line to the effect that he was accompahled by a  friend.  Just as they were about to make the  round of the building the word was received that the father would like to see  the Prince and "his friend." Going upstairs they were received by the smiling- monk, who cordially invited them  to join him in an appetizing lunchton.  The Princess endeavored to make the  Ibest of the situation, but she was not  put any the more at her ease by the  fact that the monk kept gazing sharply  at her.  At last he exclaimed suddenly:  "Catch it, young man!" at the same  time throwing at her a large pear. The  Princess was startled, and, thrown  completely off her guard, made a motion to grab up her skirt, the absence of  which she overlooked In her confusion.  Then the father stopped smiling and  said with great gravity:  "I beg your pardon, madam, but la  dies are not allowed in the monastery.  I must ask you to wait outside until  the Prince has finished his inspection."  And outside she had to go, tho reverend father bowing her from the room  WJth most elaborate politeness.  Gasolene Is, tt appears, the fuel most  suitable for submarines; but human  sensations give no sure warning- when  Its collected fumes are becoming dangerous. White mice, however, are said  to be extremely sensitive to this poison,  and perish incontinently before human  beings begin lo suffer the slightest Ill-  effects. So In all submarines of the  future cages full of white mice are to  be kept on the floor, whence the heavy  emanations gradually rise, and lit will  always be someone's duty to go round  and see how the mice are getting oa.  Much interest attaches to the recent  discovery at Combarelles,  in  the department of  Dordogne,-Prance,  ot.a  cave, the rock walls of which are decorated with engraved figures, some of  which are rudely colored, representing  such animals as the horse, the cow, the  bison,- the reindeer, the mammoth and  the wild goat.   Most of these pictures,  .which number more than 100, are covered with a stalagmltlc deposit, partially or entirely concealing them.   It Is  believed that they were made in paleolithic times, and that they furnish evidence that the reindeer and the mammoth lived  In  Prance  contemporaneously with the artists of the cavern.  ,; It.Is a curious fact that the present  session of the United States Congress  contains no negro member.   "With the  exception of a brief period from 1887 to  188��; .this Is the first session In thirty-  two years when this has been the case.  The  first colored  man ,to  be  sent  to  Congress was J. Willis Menard of New  Orleans, who was eleoted to fill a vacancy In 1868.   In 1870 Hiram R. Revells  took his seat in  the'Senate,  the first  negro  to  be  seated    In    thai   -body.  Blanche K. Bruee was the only other  negro to enter the Senate.   The Forty-  Fourth Congress, which sat from 1875  to 1877, may be called -the black Congress, since there were eight-members  In both branches.  There Is an historical reason for the  baneful repute of the opal. Two or  three centuries ago the stone was popular In Europe, and the jewelers of Italy  were especially cunning In its setting.  At the height of Its popularity came  the plague, which made havoc in Venice. It was noticed by some observant  person In ihat city that when a victim  was, a,t the point of death, his opal, if  he wore one, brightened, while after  death it became dull. As this accession of brilliance implied a sort of malignant purpose or Intelligence In the  stone, It was charged with the death of  its owner, it never occurred to the  scientists of that time to turn the Incident around the other way, and see if  the patient had anything to do with  the opal. But that was the way of It:  the heightened fever just ^before death  caused the stone, which Is affected by  heat, to become more brilliant, and the  chill and damp afterward dulled it.  Childish.  "It's vei  ���verybody Jinovys,  The longer that my body gets-���  ry odd," says baby, "but, a��7  ybo'  Old papers for sale at the Pioneer  office, at 25 cents per ioo.  Your leisure mnneuts may ire pleasantly spent at Albin's pool rooms.  The Democracy of Children.  ONE  amusing  trait  in  children  Is  their     unconscious     democracy.  They  are  nearly always   democratic   when   permitted   any   latitude.  The desire for playmates levels sense  of caste.  If any exists.    On  a  s.'reet  through which I often pass there !>s a  coterie of children who blend with.the  most thorough harmony, although they  are of quite different social strata. Ono  of the boys is a "smart" young gentleman   in   knickerbockers,   always   well  groomed; another Is a Uttle Italian; a  third,   tlie  thin,   restless,   wide  awak  son of a housekeeper.   One of the Htti  ?hls is a negress, with her woolly ha,  standing  out  from   her  head  in   thli.  etirved-up tails.   She is quite a b>^lle I  this "irixed" company.���-Hai-per'a "����  ear"  ���the shorter ��ro w my clothes I"  Rest.  Jh thought of infinite pity-  To sleep an aeon or two,  With never a care or sorrow,  And with never aught to do  But to rest, to rest, forgetting  We ever have sobbed or cried;  Forgetting that those who love u,s  And those whom we love have died.  ���GRACE  HIBBATtD.  A Practical View.  Struggling pastor ���The cni:,--; ;.'������!-���  liave fallen oft terribly. PracUc.il wlf*  ���It's that new vestryman who passha  the plate; he never watches what people put in.���"New York Weekly."  MINERAL ACT.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICK.  Hig Six  .Mineral Claim, situate in  the   Grand  1-orks Mining Division of Osoyoos District.  Where located: In Wellington Camp, ndioin-  1U},- the Jim Mineral Claim.  Take notice that I. Sydney M. Johnson, nctinir  as asent for T. p. Mclnlyrc, 1-ree Miner's Certifi-  cntc-N'o. Ii 511,19, undo. U. Robinson, l-'ree Miner's  Ceitific-ate No. ]| 5S0C6, intend,.sixty days from  the date hereof. I,, apply to the Miniin; Recorder  for 11 certificate ol improvements, for the purpose  of olilainin;; a crown (trant ofthe above claim.  And further lake notice that action, under s't-c-  Ihin -7, inns!   he c'lmuvoc,:! before the issunuci  of such e, Ttificalc ol iniprinenHnls.  Dated this 30th day of July, A. I).. 190a.  48 Svii.nkv M. Johnson.  MINERAL ACT.  Certificate ol Improvements.  1 NOTici-:  Dominion  Mineral Claim, situate in the Oram!  l-'orics Mining Division of O.-.ovoos District.  Where located.   On Lookout  Mountain, and  near the Lookout Mineial Claim.  Take notice that 1, Syduev M Johnson  acting-  as agent for J  P. Shannon, 1-ree .Miner's Cc-rHS-  cate No. I! 54495. intend, --ixtv dnvs from the date  hereof, to apply.to the Mining" Hecurdcr foi n  certilicate of Improvements, for the purpose of  ohlaiuing 11 ciowu grant or Ihe above claim.  And further take notice that .-icion. iiinN-rsc-  tiou .17 IS! be eouiim-iicnl before the is'ill'lK-c  nl'such ceililieale >.f iiupK.veiueiils  Dated tlrs uth dav of July, A   D.. 19,12.  43 Sydney M. John. on.  ��  ���K  ti  5  ���N  kirf.  B-.i-  M, ��������� 111 Tin   - ��     r   ���>*'\    *������ . ���      ���    "   * ��� .  ���������Vj-iniM ���  t- reJKL  pill  WM  /  THE PHOENIX PIONEER  I*  Bellevue Hotel  Marshall & Shea, Props.  In Connection with Aetna Lodging House.  Knob Hill Avenue,  Phoenix, B. C.  BUS MEETS ALL TRAINS. UVERY STABLE IN CONNECTION  Best Obtainable Brands of  Wines, Liquors and Cigars.  'Phone 29  Dining Room First-class in  Every Particular.  Santa Claus' Headquarters  LEATHER GOODS.  We invite your attention to tbe latest nnd best in  Bnrnt Leather Goods.  Great varietv in Ladies' Travelling Ca��es, YVriline  Folios, Gents' Cases, Militdrv Brush Sets, Ci|?ar  Cases, Chatelaine Basts, Wrist BaRf, Purees, Pocket  Books, Wallets, Leather Bound Books, Toilet Cases,  Manicure Rets. Glove and Handkerchief Sets, Brush  Sets, Striking Bag". B ixina Gloves, B< ok Covers.  MISCELLANEOUS.  Brush Beta, Ba!iv Sets, Baby Baskets, Clothes  Brashes, Call Bells, Chees, Celluloid Articles in great  variety, Dinner Bells, Fancy Figures, Hall Sets.Hair  Brushes, Minors [Triplicate, Oval, Pocket, Etc.],  Manicure Sets, Necktie B-oces. Pine Pon�� Sets', Photo  Cases. Photo Frames, Shaving Brushes, Smokers  Sets, Tobacco Pouches, Tobacco Jais, Toilet Cases,  Vasei, Fancv Waste Paper Baskets.  FANCY CHINA.  Oar Fancy' China surpasses that of all previous  vears. You cannot afford to raies it. Table Sets,  Salad Bowls, Cups and Saucers, Five o'clock Tea Sets.  McRAE BROS, ��. SMITH, Knob Hill Aye.  Cap. Saucer and Plate, Bread and Butter Plates.Chil  dren'8 Mugs, Shaving Mugs, Porridge Sets, Mustard  PolB, Jugs, Cheese an d Pudding Dishes, Berry Sets,  and Wedge wood in Teapots, Sugar Bowls, Cream  Jugs, Pitchers, Placques,' etc.  MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS.*  Violins, Guitars, Mandolins, Antaharps, Music  Boxes, Banjos, Accordeons, Harmonicas, Banjos.  TOYS.  Air Rifles, Air Pistols, A BC Blocks, Archarena.  Authors, Blackboards, Building Blocks, Boys' Tool  Chests, Bagatelle Boards. Colored Oiayons. Carts.  Comforters, Crokinole, Checkers, Chess, Diawing  Sets, Dominoes. Parcliesi, Educational tiames, and  thousands of toys for children of all ages���not room  to enumerate here.  Diaries, office mid pocket, for 1003. .Kodaks anil  Photo Supplies at makers'prices.  Xmas Tree Ornaments, Xmas Tree Candles and  Holders.  Xmas Cards with local views by our own artist.  20 Per Cent  CLUB DISCOUNT  Will be given to any employee of the Granby and Snow-  shoe mines who wishes to  take any of the courses offered by the  INTERNATIONAL  CORRESPONDENCE  SCHOOLS,  ' of Scranton, Pa. Write for  catalogues, prices and details' to Max R. Hopkins,  Representative, Box 751,  Rossland, B. C.  > oooo-ooooo-ooo  %  Christmas is Coming. ...  I wish to remind my friends aud patrons that I am better  prepared than ever to furnish Fine Watches and Jewelry. It is not  too early to select your Holiday Presents. Will reserve for you, if  desired, and will get anything not in stock. Come in and talk it  over and look over our lines.  QEO.E. DEY,  ' ' ' The Jeweler, Knob Hill Avenue.'  I  BRIEF NEWS NOTES  MATTERS OF GEN-  ERAL INTEREST  TO   PHOENICIANS  There are a few subscriber* to the Pioneer  the valley.    This fall he shipped sam-  ���j����t a few���who tre delinquent for the jear  IS02. If j.u tre one of these, the editor will  appreciate prompt llqu dation.  ' Council Meeting Today ��� For  some three weeks no meeting of the  city council has been held, as some of  the members were out of the city. A  special meeting will, however, be held  ' today to pass on several matters of  business that need attention.  Eholt Xmas���A Christmas tree for  the children .of Eholt will be held at  the scYioolhouse on the 24th, with  presents for the boys and girls. Several of the young" ladies of that town  have secured contributions amounting  to $60 to defray the expenses.  pies to Vancouver, Rossland, .Nelson,  Spokane and London, England.  ��*<�����*  LOCAL JOTTINGS  *������*��� *��**�����**���*+-  Sold Timber Rights���Cbas. Sand-  ner, who has a homestead at the head  of Christina lake, with .a. fine belt of  timber, has just concluded a deal with  Grand Forksparti.es for a large quantity of timber, to be sawed at the mill  recently erected at the foot of ihe lake.  Mr. Sandner is now employed at the  Snowshoe mine.  Band. Concert ��� W. VV. Rogers,  manager ol the rink, has arranged for  a band concert,, to be gi\en at the rink  on the evening of Christmas day, December 25th. This will be the first  ot a series of social occasions which  Mr. Rogers is arranging for the winter  at the link.  For the Children���Next Friday  evening, the children of the Presbyterian Sunday School, assisted by the  Ladies''Aid, will give an entertainment  at Hardy-McKenzie Hall. Besides  the programme in preparation, there  will be a booth, where dolls and fancy  work can "be obtained. ,Admissson free.  Covert's Big Crop ��� W. H. Covr  ert has revised his estimate of his prune  crop, says the Grand Forks News-Gazette. From a tract of about eight  acres he realized about 35 tons, which  were evaporated with the exception of  500^ boxes.'] This means eleven tons  of evaporated fi uit. He figures that it  takes 40 or 50 prunes to make a'pound  of fruit. He had 15 hands on his pay-  roll'last season. It is well known that  Mr. Coverbgrows the finest apples in  Too Much Rain For Him���E. P*  Shea, one of the" proprietors of the  Bellevue Hotel, returned Sunday night  from a" three weeks' trip to Spokane  and Portland, Oregon. He says that  it rained in Portland eight days out of  seven, and he was glad to get back to  a country where' the rain was not so  plenteous.  Dr. Mathison, Dentist. .  Boyle has useful Christmas pfesents.  Choice tobaccos and cigais at Albiu's  News depot.  See Boyle before buying Christmas  presents.  Billie Kellem will cook you short  orders at any time at the Cottage hotel.  Governor Ross was elected in the  Yukon last Tuesday by over 600 majority.  Christmas shoppers have a dazzling  variety to select from this year in  Phoenix.  Dr. Mathison, the dentist, will'be at  his office, in the Bank block, till Monday morning.  Employees of the Granby smeltei  will give a Christmas ball at Biden's  ODera house on tbe evening of December 25th.  General Manager Graves, of the  Granby Co., is to go east shortly, to  meet Supt. Hodges, who is now buying  the additional furnaces for the smelter.  Owing to the oxodus from the West  Fork, due to the non-completion of the  wagon road, the mining recorder's office  at Beaverdell has been closed for the  winter.  BUSINESS NOTICES.  GaveTJp the Y���The C. P. R. has  about decided not to use the Y this  winter, recently constructed in the  Phoenix yards. Several days ago one  of the heavy Shay engines" was run on  the Y to turn it, and went off the rails,  requiring the other Shay to pull it on  again, and making some eight hours'  delay. As the Y was built in the winter weather and could not be ballasted  to advantage now, it is not thought wise  to attempt lo use it till spring, when it  can be properly and permanently prepared.  S, A. Easton, formerly manager of  the Gold Drop, in" this camp, is now  assistant manager of the Bunker Hill  and Sullivan mine, at Wardner, Idaho,  a mine which has paid nearly $1,500,-  000 in profits.  The GTa'nd Forks "open air skating  rink has been flooded. The city has  granted the link free lights and free  water. The rink is to have an annex,  120x35 feeti f��r curling.  GOOD NEWS...   FROM THE��� '���  PEOPLE'S STORE  . -1 ,  A few facts worth considering regarding Butter.  If yon want good Butter, it must be packed in a well  seasoned wooden box, and not in tin, as Butter will not  keep in tin if the air gets to it. We handle the Ilnzlede'an  Creamery Butter, put up in thoroughly seasoned wooden  boxes. It is easily worth 2!4 cents per pound more than  any other Creamery Butter on the market.  This third grade Coal Oil that some of our competitors  are handling is dear at any price. Our goods are all of the  best quality. We have no damaged or second hand goods  to palm offou you, and then charge you two prkes on 1  some article which we do not quote.  , Choice new goods arriving daily.   Drop in and look  Ibvm ovei.   Everything marked in plain figures.  Albin's News Depot is the place for  periodicals of all kinds.  Miss Boler, dressmaker, Marsh  block, near the bridge,   Victoria Ave.  If your watch or clock is out of gear,  Zimmerman, the jeweler can it in  If your eyes cause uneasiness watch  or the visit of Geo. L. Pedlar, Special-  fs't.  Take advantage of this fine weather  and have that picture made now; then  we can finish and deliver 'it in- time  for the Xmas holiday presents. Mi  ner,at the tent, Dominion Ave.  Having taken the Phoenix!  (Skating Rink for the winter, I<  .hope to do business with all my(  old fiieitds and many new ones.  '' I am sunning it for the money'  ���there is in it, but expect to give*  I value for your money.  Watch for fuither announce-(  k meats.    They'll interest you.  o-  iSeason'Tickets:  ' "For Men ....' $7-oo^  For Ladies.   5.00.  For Boys   3����^  (Skating Hours:  2:30 p. m. to 4:30 p. m., and.  8 p.m. to 10 p. m.  (Mine time.)  '   W. W. ROGERS,  Proprietor.  'We, fare certain to have something to please you, your wife,  your sweetheart, or your sister,  ��� your cousin or your aunt���in  fact, for any member of the  family.  We have a really choice and  select steck of���  Watches,  Clocks,    Rings,    Brooches,  Pins, Chains,  Studs, Links, Biacelcts,  Silver Goods. Spectacles, Eye Glasses,  BoohMnding  AND  ������������  Of every description  can be obtained at Eastern Prices at the  DAILY NEWS,  NELSON, B, C.  First class work and stock guaranteed.'   Estimates furnished.  Corporation of the Citv  of Phoenix.  MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS, 1993.  VOTERS' LIST.  Che following persons are entitled to have tlieii  names placed oil the Voters List for the Municipal elections for the year 1903, for Hnyor and  Aldermen of the City of Phoenix.  Any male or female, being n British subject 01  the foliage of tirenty.one years who,  a. Is the owner of real estate of the assessed  value of not less than one hundred dollars orj  b. Is the representative, being a resident T-rit-  ish subject duly authorized by the direcors of an  incorporated company, which is the assessed  owner** of lauds, or of improvements of lands,  situated within the Municipality or,  c. Is the holder of a trades license, the annual  fee of which is not less than five-dollars or,  d. Is a householder, who hns paid 011 or be  fore the 31st day of December in the year immediately prior to the day ofthe lamination, all  municipal rates, taxes, assessment rentals and  license fees, which are not chargablc on, land,  payable by him or lierto the Municipality.  provided, however, Hint In the case ofthe hold  cr of a trade license, or in the case of a householder, he or she shall, during the month of December, iu each yaar, make and cause to be delivered to the City Clerk a statutory declaration,  set out in Section 2 of The Municipal Elections  Act Amendment Act 190.2.  Forms ofthe said declaration may be obtained  from the City Clerk.  D. J. MATHESON,  Clerk ot the Muuicip.il Council  Dated December 11,1902,  and in fact'about everything in our line  at all prices ��� which are just  right���and more goods on way  .'Do not fail to diop in and  see our assortment, as it will  be well worth your while, and  vou will be surpiised.  W. ZIMMERMAN,  First St.���On the Hill.  4���DEPARTMENTS���4  GRANBY: EXCHANGE.  Harness Shop, Leather, Leather goods.  Carpets, Sewing   Machines, Curtains,  Drapery.  Furnituiej Stoves, House  Furnishings  complete.  Houses to   Rent.    Buy anything, sell  everything.  rChurch Services  Tomorrow.  Church of England���St John's  Mission; services each Snnday as foi-  lows: * IJoly Communion 8 a. m.,  Morning 'Prayer i'i ' a.-Tir.,. Evening  Prayer 7,30.p. m. Standard time. All  seats free   Rev. E. P. Flewelling, vicar.  St, Andrews' Presbyterian Church,  Service tomorrow at n a. m. and  7:30 p. m.' Sunday school and Bible  class at 3 p. m. Rev. V. M. Purdy,  3. A., pastor.  Methodist���11 a. m. Talks on the  Lsfe of Christ. 3 p.m., Sunday school  as usual. 7.30 p. m., evening service.  Rev. T. Green, B. A, pastor.  Those chocolates sold by Almstrom  are the kind that melt in your mouth.  Have you tried them ?  Union goods;-^You will find the  best lines of union made cigars and  tobaccos, at Albin's News Depot.  You can ��et board and lodging al  the Cottage for $7 per week.  Miss Boler has opened dressmaking  parlors in the Marsh block on Victoria  avenue,  Some of the best views of Phoenix  and its mines were recently taken by  Milner, the local photo artist. They  can be had at1 McKensie's   drug store  We want $1,500  By January 1st. and we're going to have it.   We  are selling everything in the store at  9.5 Per Cent Discount  until January 1st.  Xmas Goods, Brushes, Combs,  Mirrors, Razors, Strops,  Perfumes, Soaps, Etc.  Everything except Patents.    Call and we will tell  you about them.  All goods marked in plain figures.  SNAPS!      BIG SNAPS! I      ALL' SNAPS 1!!  A. P. McKENZIB,  Practical Druggist. 'Phone 17  ���SEE OUR-  CHRISTMAS GOODS BAKERY  And compare our Prices with  others before buying.  . .  .  Why go out of Phoenix to get your  ccident Insurance Policy,  when I, who am  living nmongst you  repiesent the ;  Ocean Accident Co. Ltd.  .    who guarantee to give  $5,000 if killed by accident in a public  conveyance;  $2,500 if killed bv accident;  $75 annuity for total disablement;  $12.50 weekly for temporary total disablement;  $12 50 weekly in case of 17 kinds'of  sickness���  By paying a premium of $17.50,  Don't delay,' but turn your application  iu at once to  'The Accident, Fire and Life  Insurance Agent,  Gkavks-Wii.liams        Phoknix.H.C.  Block, P.O.Ilox 33.  Rait Eititt, Mluta ind Stock).  BISKS  ��� fok���:���  BOYLm,  THE Prescription Druggist  ^^^^S^Sfe^iS^^S^^fS  TRANSFER op license.  Notice is hereby given that atthent-st  sitting of the license commissioners fur  ��he city of Phoenix I intend to apply  for a transfer to Frank Anderson of the  license which 1 bold to sell liqnor by retail in tho'Central hotel, situated on Old  Ironsides avenue. Phoenix, B. C.  .Dated at Phoenix, B. C, this 1st day  of November, 11)02.  August Jackson.  Fit guaianteed by Miss Bpler, dressmaker, Marsh block, Vicioiia avenue.  Would go out by the day. -K  A new line of cigais at Albin's News  Depot.    Have you tried them ?  Cotton tans wanted at the Pioneer  office. Highest price paid,, Bring  'em along and get your money.  For paticylgrs ipqtiirc of  J. 3. MceAGUli,  ^ Phoenis, B. C  In the meantime we will continue to makr the  best Ilrcad, Cake nnd rien ever neeii in the Iloun  dary    Have yon tried them ?  Miss A. BOLER,  DRESSMAKER,  Mursh Block, Victoria Ave., near Briilne  WOULD GO OUT   BY  THE DAY.  MINING MACHINERY  THE CANADIAN RAND DRILL CO.  Head Office and Works.  SHERBROOKE,  QUE.  Branch Qfficgs ancj Wafehquses:  ROSSLAND, GREENWOOD  VANCOUVER, B.C.  AND  &%*'%*/**��**%/^-%/%*/��**'%*-%*'%��*%*'%'��*'%V��%'%%^^  11 fi  And Real F.state in Phoenix will never be cheaper than' it is today.  Phoenix has now reached that stage where its permanence is assured, and  now is the time to secure a home or business property.  I have some houses to rent at reasonable rates.    Call and see me.  G. W. RUMBERGER,  PHOENIX, B. C.  Dominion-Avenue.  ?t\   fjjcpjjone KS. 2g  SUGGESTIONS TOR  FOR LA DIE  Set Furs  Gloves and Mitts  Silk Hoisery  Fancy Handkerchiefs  Silk Blouses  French Dress Patterns  Slippers and Inliets  Fancy Scarfs and Collars  Purses  Hair Brushes  Hand Miirors  Cloth Gaiters  FOR' BOYS  Toques  Sweaters  Ties and Bows  Handkerchiefs.  Gloves and Mjtts,    '  FOR MEN  Ties and Bows  Jiiaces  Silk Handkeichiefs    ���  Silk Mufflers  Cashmeie Mufflers  Slippers  Gloves and. Mitts  Sweaters  Cardigan Jackets  Smoking Jackets  Dressing Gowns  Tobacco Jars  FOR INFANTS  Slippers  Hoods  Toques  Sjlk Bjbs  Mitt?  FOR LADIES  Cushion Tops  Pillow Shams  Bureau Scarfs  Sideboard Drapes ���  f-jano Drapes  Table Covers  Fancy Doilies  China Vases  Cups and Saucers,    ���  Art Squares  Rugs and Mats  Eiderdown Quilts  FOR GIRLS  Slippers  Gloves end Mitts  Hoods  Tocjijes  Fnspipatprs,  SpedaI-2 Singer Sewing Machines for Cash or Easy Terms.  Dominion Avenue, Pl,oenix, B, C,  9<<J<T*<Jb<tfr^^<&<t9<<1M,   Dated Decern*?ft&*�� "'"^ C��Bnc11   <an be had at' McKensie's   drug store.' ^^^^^^^^^^^H^^^^^ffl  1 **

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