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The Phoenix Pioneer and Boundary Mining Journal Dec 24, 1910

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 I**^*FrtTS"  ;..i.v-  ^���'��  "#���  IX  Twelfth Year  PHOENIX,  B.C.,  SATURDAY,  DECEMBER 24,   1910  No.  5  PATSY CLARK SECURES  BIG SILVER-LEAD MINE  Pays at Rate of $2,500,000  for Controling Interest  The Standard mine at Silverton,  the biggest and richest silver-lead  mine in Canada .and possibly in the  world, has changed owners, Patrick  Clark having :bought a 65 per cent  interest in it oh the basis of $2,500,-  000 cash for the property.  .  ���The vendors are John   A    Finch,  '..''. ��� *-y*z*- ���  the multi-millionaire mining man  of  Spok-ane, and George rf. Aylard of  New Denver^'each of whom owned  ��� a half interest. Associated with Mr.  Clark in the purchase are: A. B.  Campbell, partner of John A. Finch  for 25 years in the mining business,  and W.J. C. Wakefield, the well  known attorney. Together with Mr.  Finch, who retains a 35 per cent interest in the property, they will incorporate the Standard Consolidated  Mining company to take the property over and work it.  .'. ��� ?��� ������������������"' -'  That the Standard mine is,  in all  probability, the greatest stiver-lead  mine in the world is evident from the  statement made by Mr. Clark Tuesday just after the deal was closed.  Said he:  "The bonanza ore shoot was  struck only six months ago. It is the  most enormous body of high grade  silver-lead ore I ever saw. The No.  5 tunnel level, in which the development of the ore body now is in progress, is approximately 400 feet from  the surface. It now has been driven  175 feet on the ore shoot When  first struck the shoot was 12 feet  thick. When crosscut, at the present face, it is 40 feet wide with only  one wall in sight.  "From this ore body my experts  and myself took 36 cold-bltfoded  samples. They averaged 38 per cent  lead and 51 ounces of silver to the  ton. The cleanest of the ore taken  out while this level was being'driven  has been sent to the smelter at Trail,  and averaged $62 a ton net."  Though most of the ore exposed  in the mine is solid enough to ship  direc,t,.to the smelter the property will  be equipped at once by its new owners with a tramway and concentrator, both of which will be_m operations early next summer.  In view of the present value ofthe  Standard mine, as evidenced by the  price paid for its control, it is interesting to recall the fact that^it was  bonded for only -'$3^0,00 by George  H. Aylard. John A. Finch became  his partner in the bond and financed  the enterprise for a half interest.  Mr. Aylard has consequent!)' become  The Pioneer  WISHES ITS  MANY READERS  A Merry Christmas  RECORD-BREAKING YEAR  FOR THE B.C. COPPER CO  .J'a  a    millionaire    without   investing a  cent of his own money.  The mine is located on the west  shore of Slocan lake, two miles from  Silverton and four miles from New  Denver. Slocan lake occupies a  great valley between Kootenay and  the Lower Arrow, lakes, and is connected with Nelson by a short branch  ofthe Columbia &" Kootenay railroad, which runs from Nelson to  Robson. The lake lies at an elevation of only 17Q0 feet above sea level  in tbe midst of the most picturesque  scenery in British Columbia.  As a further sidelight   on the importance of the Standard mine in the  eyes of the leading operators of the  northwest who have any knowledge^  of it, I might state   that Stanley E.  Easton, - general   manager , of   the  Bunker Hill and   Sullivan company,  said to me Wednesday: "I hear John,.  Fitch has got a   wonderful   mine in  the Standard.     By all accounts it is  much;the biggest mine that he  ever  was interested "in, which is saying a  good deal in view of the fact that he  formerly was,an owner in the Standard mine at   Mace,   Idaho,   the. bonanza property   of the Federal Mining and Smelting company.  Copper Output Totalled 6,909,780 Pounds���Net Earnings Estimated at $275,000���Details of Operations  The   British    Columbia    Copper | cash and 88,709 shares of its owjp  company will have a'particularly  gratifying report to present to stockholders for the fiscal year ending  November 30th last. ,. ,\t was a record-breaking year for the company,  notwithstanding the low price of  copper and a six-weeks' suspension  on account of labor troubles. From  April 19 to early in June the company did not produce a pound of  copper as the result of labor trouble  and compares with a three months,'  enforced idleness; during the previous year. v  Net earnings from operations approximated $275,000, against $2-36,-  000 in the preceding twelve months.  Cost of production estimated at  9.624 cents a pound was the lowest  yet recorded and compares with  9.829 cents in the preceding year  and 9.996 cents two years ago- Output totalled 6,909,780 , pounds of  copper, against 6,325,000 pounds  in  1909.  It has beeri-a year of constant improvements at the property, the most  important of which was the enlarge-1  treasury stock. In the past year  23,000 additional shares of New  Dominion were secured.  The company's operations , month  by month during" its past fiscal year  is seen below:  Net.  Production  Cost  (lbs.)  (cents)  Dec. '09..  $22,512  678,408  .103  Jan. '10..  -28,734  656,473  .095  Feb.,     ..  41,000  683,234  .0786  Mar.".'..-..  50,144  891,419  .0785  Apr. .���;���:'..  2,759  *340,061  .1206  Mayt;.. ������'...  June     ..  2,712  417,040  .1176  July;':...' ��� ���  11,918  574,172  .1037  Augifet..  34,624  638,165  .075  Sept.  26,923  618,654  .081  Oct.  18,651  702,154  .1115  NOV.   '���������;���;  35,221-  ��710,000  J.0972  Total .. 275,198    6,9Q9,780       .9624  *Closed down April 19th.  fNo production.  ^Estimated.  The success of the British Columbia Copper company" during the past  year in the face of the low copper  market*, together withJabor troubles  and the low grade of ore handled is  an eloquent tribute to its eminently  efficient management,. followingr a  progressive policy in the enlarging  of its smelting works,   the develop-  Boundary Ore Tonnages  Following are the  returns  of"the  output of the mines and smelters of  the Boundary   district'.for  the week  ending Dec. 24 and for year to date:  Granby  . . ..23,466   ,1,082,385  Mother Lode    7,832 356,416  Jackpot       465 .15,725  Oro Denoro  9,339  Rawhide    3,950 43,350  Snowshoe    3,000 144,145  Number Seven...      130 1,820  Sally  32  Golden Eagle. ...       ' 120  ment Of the smelting: plant to a daily J m.ent of its properties and in   seeur-  38,843    1,653,423  SMELTER TONNAGES  Granby 22,265     1,008,913  B.C. Copper Co. 13,310        407,077   . ��.   Hedley Gold Mining Co.  Net earnings of the.Hedley Gold  Mining company for October were  $23,867, the smallest since last April.  The cause of the falling off was  higher operating cost, as the tonnage  milled and recovered - were better  than the previous month.  Since organization   the   company  has earned  $335,959,   and   paid  in  ***>  dividends (not including disbursement to be made this month) $143,-  520, leaving a surplus on November  1, amounting to $192,439.  capacity of 3000 tons of ore. At the  present time three furnaces are in  operation, a portion ofthe tonnage  being supplied By the Rawhide mine  of the New Dominion Copper company under a contract providing for  the experimental. treatment of 50,-  000 tons.  At the Napolepn .mine, near Orient,  Wash., the construction of a cyanide mill is just&bout completed at  a cost of $20,000. The mill will be  in operation by the first of January  and will treat the oxidized ores of  the Napoleon mine, where stripping  operatio"hs have been actively carried  on as a result of which about 100,-  000 tons of ore have been available.  The building of a 5^-mile aerial  tramway from the company's Lone  Star mine in Washington state to the  Canadian Pacific railway at Boundary Falls has been under way for  some months incurring an expenditure of $70,000. It is expected to be  in operation early in the new year.  The merger of the British Columbia company and the New Dominion  company has been to all intents and  purposes accomplished, for there is  now in the'treasury of the. former  company 155,000 shares, or 64% of  the New Dominion capital stock.  During 1909, British Coirrnbia acquired 132,556 shares of New Dominion, for which it paid $11,593 in  ing other valuable properties. Although the bulk of its ores run only  about 17 pounds of copper to the ton,  with $1 in gold and silver, copper  has been extracted at less than 10  cents per pound. Now that expenditures are about at an end the shareholders should begin to receive their  reward during 1911.  Crow's Nest Coal  Dividend  , A dividend of 1 per cent., this being the. second declared this year, has  been paid by the Crow's Nest Pass  Coal Company, Ltd. According to  a published statement, the total issued capital.is $6,212,.667v so the total  of the dividend recently paid is $62,-  120.67. This is stated to have  brought the total of dividends paid  to date up to $2,110,775.  Boundary Mining Notes.  F. M. Sylvester, of Spokane,  assistant to general manager J. P.  Graves, spent the past week at the  Grant mines and smelter.  The Myers Creek,Coal and Coke  company are about to let a contract  for fifty feet of tunneling on its  property at Bergen. 5<*  J. E. McAllister, general manager  of the British Columbia Copper  company, returned last week from a  J  trip to coast cities.  \f.  ���*r.  J  VMliimiKtiU  nmutfUXMJttsitrimrj* Eastern ToWHships Ba  Quarterly Dividend No. 112  Notice is hereby given that a Dividend at the rate of  nine'per cent, per annum upon the Paid-up Capital Stock  of this Bank has been declared for the current quarter and  will be payable at the Head Office and Branches on and after  the third day of January, next. ;/  The Transfer Books will   bft  closed   from   the   15th to  list, inst., both days inclusive.  By order of the Board,   . j  ���  "j. MACKINNON,  General  Manager.  Sherbrooke,  Dec.  1st.,  1910.  EST RESERVES.  w  Household Laundry Work  A multitude of household worries are overcome by having your  Laundrying done at the. Reco Laundry.   >rV**^*        Hello  GUARANTEED A IO  Reco Laundry  Hotel Brooklyn  The Only First-Class and Up-To-Date  Hotel in Phoenix.     r/ew from cellar  of.    Best Sample Rooms in the  dary,   Opposite    Great   Northern  Depot      v   v      Modern Bathrooms.  STEAM HEATED.  James Marshall, Prop.  %  ELECTRIC LIGHTED  Phoenix, B^C.  UEEINTS HOTEL  <.,  R.  V.tHWHOLM, Prop.  ��S?EANE, Manager. -  . * This, is the Largest and Newest Hotel in the city,  heated by steam, and well furnished thoughout  for the accommodation of the public.. Everything  Neat, Clean and Up-to-Date. Meals served at  all hours.  Bar Stocked with Choicest Liquors and Cigars  CENTRALLY LOCATED ON CORNER  BRIDGE  AND   KNOB   HILL   AVENUE  Steam Heated, Electric  Lighting*  Telephone 48 and 26  [:iS��^i*^  Royal Billiard Parlors  PQgL /TABLES AND BOWLING ALLEYS  m  lete line of PIPES, TOBACCOS, CIGARS  fAttD CIGARETTES .  . .  . .   Always in Stock  Finest Secection of CONFECTIONERY, Try the  FAMOUS , KOHINOOR - CHOCOLATES  lew First-Class Bapbep Shop  AN    EASY  MASSAGE  In Connection.  SHAVE,    STYLISH    HAIRCUT,     REFRESHING  ��� ��� *��� ���    ��� *���      ��� *���        INVIGORATING SMAMPOO.  COS0ROVE & McASTOCKER, Proprietors  M&mmi  We furnish the trade all over the Boundary  with the Choicest Imported and Domestic  As we ship direct in carloads, we can make  prices   right,   and  give  prompt   shipment  WOOD, B.C.  e Means Adopted for Preserving them from  Fire.  The greatest problem of Canadian  forestry to-day is the protection of the  forests from fire, and it is one that the  Forestry Branch of the Department of  the Interior is trying hard to solve.  This protection has naturally\ been  more fully provided for on the forest  reserves than on the immense areas of  forest which are still unreserved. On  these reserves there is a force of rangers, permanently employed, who keep  up a constant and careful patrol of the  beat assigned chem. Like, the other  fire rangers, these post up notices  (printed on a patented sort of cloth,  practically indestructible) cautioning  against the setting of fire, warning  settlers in the neighbourhood of reserves against carelessness in setting  fires to clear land, or for other purposes, and keep "tab" on campers and  sportsmen going into the reserves and  impress on them the need of caution in  the management of camp-fires, matches, etc.  But in addition to this special measures have been put in practice on the  reserves for the prevention of fires. In  a word, these measures comprise the  burning and ploughing of fire-guards,  the miking of roads, the supervision  of ^settlers in the making of their  slashings and the disposal of the resulting brush, and the supervision of the  spark-arresters placed in locomotives  Which pass through the reserves.  In the early spring, when the snow  has gone from the open country but is  still lying in the forest, the rangers  burn the grass along the boundaries of  the reserves, so as to prevent fires  from coming from outside and getting  into the reserves. A total of ninety-  one miles of such fire-guard was made  on various % Dominion forest reserves  during 1909. The rangers also supervise the burning by the railways of  grass and brush along their rights-of-  way.  Ploughed, fire-guards are also made  where possible, not only along the  boundaries of the reserves but also in  iahe reserves themselves. In making  these guards a strip eight furrows  wide is ploughed, and on the danger  side another strip, four furrows wide  and distant from the first strip four  rpds, is ploughed. The strip between  the ploughed strips is disc-harrowed in  spring and fall. During last year the  Cypress Hills reserve, in Alberta, was  surrounded by a guard of this description, several miles of guard being  constructed. The railways have also  ploughed guards along their lines  where these cross the reserves.  As opportunity offers, the rangers  construct roads through the reserves.  These are found of the greatest usefulness in case a fire breaks out. Not  only can men and supplies be conveyed  to the various parts of the reserve  reached by the roads with despatch,  but the roads themselves will often  stop a fire, provided it has not attained  a large size. .Where the fire has  reached large proportions the road can  be used to backfire from. Along the  roads, too, the rangers can more  efficiently patrol the areas under their  charge. During 1909 almost two hundred miles of road were cut along the  boundaries of the reserves, at an  average cost for a road nine feet wide  of $12.73. Eleven miles of sixteen-foot  roadway was also made into the interior of the Moose Mountain reserve in  Saskatchewan, and 78 miles of road  cleared in the Porcupine reserve.  By these and other measures the  management of the reserves is striving  to do away with the constant menace  of fire.   Further information on. these  and o&Ber points may be obtained iri;  the annual report pf the Superintendent  '���of Forestry (especially in the report of  the Inspector of Forest Reserves). (  which forms part, of the annual report  of the Department of the Interior,  latelv issued.  Wanted--Meri and Women to learn,  barber trade.    Have opened one of our-*  famous colleges in Calgary.   Positions .  fiu'nished;   wages   from   $20   to   $30;>  weekly ; 1.0,000 graduates placed   lost  year. Illustrated catalogue free. Write  Moler Barber College, 609 Centre St���.  Calgary, Alberta.     /   ��� " . '   -v'    -u   -'       . ,.  ..-.���'.-' .; .'.�����'  TENDERS   WANTED.  SEALED TENDERS will be received  by the undersigned until 6 o'clock p.m.  on Januaiy 6th, 1011, for the driving  of fifty feet of a .tunnel' on the Myers*"  Creek Coal and Coke Co.'s property at  Bergen, B. C.  Particulars can Asa obtained from the.  undersigned at the Brooklyn Hotel,.  Phoenix.  D. J. DARRAUGH, Sec'y.  NOTICE.  PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given,  that   the   Canadian   Pacific   Railway  Company (as Lessee of and exercising-  the   franchises of the Columbia and  Western "Railway) did deposit, in accordance with the provisions of th<i  Railway   Act,   on   the   third   day oi-"  December,   1910,    in    the   Kamloop*  Registry   Office,   Province of British*  Columbia, as number 836, plan, profih1-  and   book   of reference  showing th<*  location    of    its    Wellington    Camp  Branch from Mile 0 to Mile 3.15 proposed tq be constructed from   point  Mile 5.5 on the Phoenix Branch of tlicr*-'  said Columbia and Western Railway,  and that thirty days after this notice  or so soon thereafter, as the application  can be heard, the said Canadian Pacific-  Railway Company intends to apply"t����  the Board of Railway Conimissioners-  for Canada for approval of said branch.  Dated this  10th day of December,:  1910,  E. W. BATEMAN,  Local Right of Way and Lease Agent,.  Canadian Pacific Railway Company.-  A. S. HOOD  In-  Fire, Life and Accident  General Agents*..  sura nee.  Bank Block, Phoenix, B.C  Lumber and Wood  When   in   need  of   LUMBER,  LATH,  SHINGLES,   CORD-  WOOD    or   SLABWOOD     i  fill   your   order   promptly.  can  C. A. ROSS  Phone A44  First-class Fir and Tama-  arac Wood, $5.00 per cord  Pine Wood,   $4.50 per cord.  Pine Wood, double cut, pet-  cord, $6.00. c-  WOOD DELIVERED   ON   SHORT  NOTICE. "Phone B32  Johnson & Anderson am  .-���$��  . * s  We Wish All a  To-Day is the Grand Finale of Christmas shopping days and everybody will be on the go.    But we are prepared for  the rush and are  doing our part to disseminate "Christmas Happiness" by carrying the largest stock of select  presents ever brought into the district. Here you will find arang^ of Goods that will make  lasting gifts; presents that will keep green the friendship between the giver and recipient. They  include chic ideas in pieces of jewelryfor lady or gentleman, beautiful designs in sterling silver,  the daintiest of rich-looking cut glass, fancy china and depos' art ware.  Our stock is all well displayed, so that you will be able to see and examine it with little loss of  time���for time will be precious to-day. Goods are ofthe finest quality and should be seen to be  appreciated. ��  = STERLING SILVER  SETS AND ODD  Sugar Shell  Sugar Tongs  Cheese Scoop  Thread  Pattern  ii  ii  $1.50  3.50  2.00  ft'.  Bon Bon Spoon  oons  Louis  Pattern  In  Case  $1.75  5.00  Napkin Rings $2.oo 4oo  SILVER PLATE���-Rogers Brother  ���*.���' <V  Children's Cups in Nickel liver, good plate -    -   $1.50, 2.00 and 3.50  Marmalades, complete with Spoon   -    -    -    -   $2.50> 4.50 and up  Cake Plates, 12in. diameter - $3.50       Bread Trays - $3.50 to $7.00  ALL   OF   GUARANTEED   QUALITY.  SILVER   DEPOS'   ART  The most beautiful of Wares : they must be seen to be appreciated.   ^��� -HAND PAINTED CHINA  �����-  Salts and Peppers, per pair, $5.oo     -     Vases, $3.50 to 7,oo  sand Saucers, $3.50 to 7.50 each.  ������-���-���-*-���--���-���-���----��������� O U T"fc- 1z R Y ���'��� . ;���������  , $1 .oo to 7.oo.    Cups and Saucers, Creams and Sugars, etc.  We have the celebrated Bull Brand, guaranteed in quality.  Pocket Knives, all grades, Carving Sets, etc  Pipes and Smokers' Sundries  We are going out of this line and are offering our stock at a discount���Case Pipes, Pouches, etc.  Open Evenings  Until 9 o'clock  mammatm  :.-   "��' ���ft  A Merry Christmas To All  This is a Man's Store All  the  Year,   but a  Roman's  BBBmammm*mam]npmmimimmMmm*mmmm^*mm*maBa*mimw^mmm���an*mmi  Store^at Christmas.! : ::: : :  THE PHOENIX PIOJ  and  Boundary Mining Jouri  issued weekly  at Phoenix, British Columbia  Subscription, 2.00 per year  2.50 to United States  T. Alfred Love, Publisher.  ' '-J  s  f  ?  PRESENTS FOR  MEN  Suit Cases, Bags, Valises,  Fine Silk  Handkerchiefs,  Linen Handkerchiefs,  Fancy  Suspenders,   Fine  Imported Underwear,  Pyjamas and Shirts, Fine  Hosiery,  Mufflers,  Fancy  Arm Bands, English Knit-  ted   Vests   and    Jackets,  Smoking Coats, Hats and  Caps, Gloves, etc.  Saturday, December 24, 1  io  <*���  are all Useful Gifts  the Kind that Men  ,"      \      "      : " *-r' . . a      . - -  > \.' '  ���-Appreciate.  N. J. Carson & Co  The Finest Quality in  MILK AND CREAM  ���air  Strictiy - Fresh - E.gg&  The Dairy  J. W. Hannam, Proprietor  Christmas   Greetings.  "��� To-morrow is Christmas. Throughout the entire world Christmastide  is hailed with gladness by young  and old, and without distinction of  sect wherever the Christian religion  has permeated.  To  all   peoples   of the  earth   the  message still ring's true���"Peac&kOn  [earth,   goodwill   to   all   men"���and  year by year a greater work is being  done  in   harmonizing  the  tenets of  "the various branches of religion,  so  .that to-day the old bigotry  and  intolerance  of past   ages  has  passed  .away.  >'��� -Liberty of conscience is beconftng  the dominating- factor of civilizj^Bn  and that greatest of all mottHfc  ."Do unto others as you would t^tey  should do unto you," is being  taught in our churches, our schools  and fraternal organisations.  At   Christmas   it  has become an  established   custom  for   families to  meet   together   around . the.  festive  board; to lay aside their labours,,^-as  ���far as possible, for the day,   an  *  \i*&    -       -       ���  'gather..^ their   friends ^around   t  ,from far and  wide���a time-hon  custom which- is to-be- greatly commended.  In this nevy country the "broadest"  jhospitality should be exercised by  jevery resident in our midst to the  thousands ot newcomers, many  having left homes and friends in  distant lands to assist in strengthening and  founding  a  new .Canad  i sonably sure-there would be a happy  change in conditions.  Ontario and the prairies and in the  United States the rule of the road is  to keep to the right;   in British Columbia,   Great   Britain   and   in   the  Maritime provinces of Canada, it is  to keep to the left.      Belgium, after  changing  to   the   British   rule,  has  changed back  again;   and   France,  after investigating the^ street  traffic  of;London, has decided to adhere to  its rule of keeping to the right.   It is  unfortunate'that such differences exist, for this makes   it   confusing for  travellers and new arrivals in a country   and  for   those   living   near the  border of two countries.  ��� '���*��� .-.-.��� ��.  King George will be crowned in  the third week of June, counting by  the week and the day of the week,  exactly seventy-four years after his  grandmother, Queen Victoria. King  Edward's coronation was originally  fixed for the same week of 1902.  The date of the coming coronation  is June 22nd. Wilh the exception  of Edward, every king since George  IV. has'been:crowned on a Thursday, and Edward\s*cbronation was  originajly fixed for that date.  J. J Hill of the Great Northern  railway, believes, that another commercial depression is ,c!o>e at hand.  In an interview a few days ago he  declared /.-that thousands, or ''men  would:b:-gjdle in the United States  next year., -tt is too late to warn, he  av��i t^eyjjoulr-oTeviii^ at h��ndYEx_,  ravagance in living and extravagance of governments in spending  on warships and similar wild-cat  schemesjare, in Mr. Hill'sv opinion,  the causes which are going to bring  another period of depression during  the coming year. .  D. J. MATHESON  ...... Insurance Agent  FIDELITY BONDS, PLATE GLASS,  CO M M I SSI ON E R FOR TAKING  AFFIDAVITS,  FIRE, LIFE AND  ACCIDENT  PHOENIX,   B. O.  nation.  ! The employer should see that  /employes are provided for; the ,pld  jsettler, that his new neighbour does  Jnot spend his Christmas in solitude;  and the well-to-do citizen should  make it his pleasure to learn that  his poorer neighbour has ample  provision for the great Christmas  festival. ���._-___-..-  Owing to the price of CREAMERY BUTTER advancing all over  the country, we are compelled to raise the price of "Empress "  Creamery Brix, after Dec. 20th, to 4-0��- per lb.  T5c.  Phone 2  oenix  ! J. M. Doyle, roadmaster ofthe  Great Northern,, came in Monday to  investigate if conditions at the Great  Northern terminal in Phoenix were  really as bad as The Pioneer made  them out to be in its last issue. He  found matters worse than was stated and proceeded to institute a  "clean-up." These " clean-ups V  would go a long way to improving  conditions if they only occurred  often enough, but it is the wretchedly dismal appearance of the depot  when the train arrives and the ore-  train passenger service the Great  Northern is giving Phoenix that  requires his immediate attention. If  sW&^Uj&e higher officials could b,  induced to come in on the passeng  train   some   evening we  feel   rea^  King Edward Lodge N* 36  * A. F. and A. M.  egular communication   at  S  p.m.  Second,Thursday of each month.  Emergent meetings as called;   Masonic Ha.ll, McHale Block.  W. S. Cook, R. S. Eraser.  '   Secy. W. M..  1*0 O  P?'   Snowshoe Lodge  Meets "every Monday Evening at  Miners' Hall. ��� Visiting brethren  cordially invited.  J. P. McKenzie, Noble Grand.  W. A. Pickard, Fin. Secy.  T. A. Bean, Record. Secy.  FRATERNAL ORDER  OF EAGLES  Phoenix Aerie No. 158  Meets in Union Hall,. Friday Evenings. Visiting brothers are always  welcome,  J. Thornton, W.P.  Orrin D. Bush, W. Secy.  K. of P. Lodge, No. 28  Phoenix, B.C.  Meets Tuesday Evening  at   7.30.  >journing   brothers  cordially wel-  *������ ������*v  HMIl  mmamud,^-'* f^, jg, ,  t\  That Haeirimgp Cougfe  It will get worse instead of bettor  nnkss you do something to cure it.  MATHIEU'S SYRUP  ���S Tar aii Cod Li vcr tH  '��' ,, -X/'-XiJ'--  will promptly  cure congbts,  colds, grippe &��11  troubles arising  from exposure  and ft run down  system.  Keep it in the  house at all times,  ready for emergencies.  Large bottle 85  cents; all dealers.  Distributors for Western Canada  Foley Bros. Larson & Co.  > Winnipeg,  Edmonton,  Vancouver, Saskatoon  To extend to you the  Compliments of the  Season.  Our  -��� XMAS SPECIAL BREW-  Is now on the  Market.  Nothing     anywhere   else  like it. X  Phone Orders early to No. 23  PHOENIX  BREWING CO.,  LTD.  D RAYING  Of all kinds promptly attended  to. Rapid Express and Baggage Transfer. Careful attention to all orders       Phone A65  James G. McKeown  Black, Agent  Notes of the City  Dry wood in car lots for sale; apply  to J. Trombley, Phoenix.  Don't forget the big Christmas dinner  at the Brooklyn Hotel.  Local business places will observe  Monday, Dec. 26th, as a holiday.  John Campbell and Fred Barker  came in from Hedley on Wednesday.  Mrs. Harry Johns returned on Tuesday after a visit of several days in  Spokane.  Mrs. p. A. Grant arrived from Van��  couver Tuesday evening on a visit* to  her mother and sisters here.  It is true that youare advertised by  your friends, but if you do not advertise,  you will not have many friends.  MaxBerger, who has been making  Fernie his headquarters during the  summer, is in town for Christmas.  The provincial government has declared Monday, December 28th, and  Monday, January 2nd, public* holidays.  Miss G. Hunter, junior teacher on  the local school staff, left Monday to  spend the holidays at her home in  Kelowna;  A. B. Hood, manager of the Eastern  Townships Bajik at Grand Forks,  spent Sunday in town with his father,  A. S^Hood.  The new vaudeville company failed  to make good with their shows this  week, and a number of creditors are  looking for G: Floyd and A. J. Chamberlain; ;the managers.  J. E. Thompson returned Saturday  after -a ten-days' trip to Vancouver,  accompanying his father-in-law, J. B.  Baird, of Oxbow, Sask.  L. McAdam, recently of Greenwood,  who purchased a ranch at Grand Forks  and moved to it a few weeks ago, died  on Friday of last w��ek. "   "  ��� ���: :%���:���     Y ��� '  '      : .���?:.".'  The. Phoenix skating rink opened  last Monday evening, and notwithstanding the Christmas rush there has  been a good attendance.   /..������-,.���  O. B. Smith, superintendent of the  Granby mines, will entertain local  officials of the company at a dinner at  the Hotel Brooklyn this evening.  One, two, three, or even a few more  advertisements arouse only transitory  interest in a staple product���repetition  in a greater degree creates thie ultimate  sale.  The Canadian Pacific railway has  replaced the passenger and baggage  coaches on the Phoenix-Eholt run by  a newly-painted and upholstered compartment car.  Robert S. Humphries returned on  Tuesday from the Shuswap district,  where he spent the past summer on a  ranch. His property is close to the  lands located by D. Oxley and Ralph  Gilbert. He says that Mr. Oxley has  erected a number of buildings, including a good house, and will go into  chicken and hog raising.  The Presbyterian church held its  Christinas tree Thursday afternoon,  and the. Methodist church held theirs  last night. Tlie distribution of presents by Santa Claus was the feature  on each occasion, and many little  hearts beat with delight among a  sprinkling of the   Ider folks.  Every thing is in readiness for the  big annual Christmas dance., of the  Phoenix Miners' Union which will be  held in their hall next Monday evening, Dec. 26th. This promises to be  one of the most largely i attended  dances of the season* and Monday  being a holiday a large number from  other points in the Boundary is expected. Werner's five-piece orchestra  will render music and supper will be  served at Danny Deane's.  Fifty Yokr*iiaa StouasSmrtf  CREAM  BAKING  POWDER  A Cream of Tartar Powdi  Mada From Qrapam  NO ALUM  i WUliam Davidson, of New Denver,  organiser for district No. 6, W. E\ M.,  was in town this week.  The local Knights of Pythias,  Pythian Sisters arid their families made  merry around a Christmas tree on  Thursday evening. . The hall was  superbly decorated in Yuletide attire  and a large tree was laden with presents which were distributed by Santa  Claus to the children���and some of the  children were "big 'uns." A short  programme was also rendered aiid a  jolly time was spent round the festive  board, the evening concluding with  dancing.  : Some; of the finest pansies we have  seen this year were brought into the  Gazette   office   on   Thursday.    These  December is something that any district in Canada should be proud of.���  Grand Forks Gazette.  The members of the local Odd Fellow  and Rebekah lodges gave another of  those at-home meetings,., for which  they are becoming noted, on Wednes-  last. It is to promote the social spirit  among the lodge members and their  friends that the at-homes are being  given, and that the idea is gaining  ^gr^und was evidenced' by a larger  attendance Wednesday evening than  on any former occasion. During the  early part of the evening D. Paterson  presided over a musical program.'  Vocal solos were rendered by Mrs."  Bellis, D. Tyson and C. Knight; vocal  duet,  W. Humphries and R. Owens;  I  M  fine specimens were from the garden   cornet solo, John Finlay; violin solos,  of H. B. Cannon in this city, and as no  Mr. McMillan; piano solo, Miss Gladys  one has been residing at the house on  the grounds from whence the flowers  came,; it cannot be said, that they received special care. Pansies iri full  bloom   in   the   open on  the   15th   of  Pickard;   and a piano  duet by Miss  Pickard and F.  Werner.    Light refreshments were then served and the;  evening concluded with an  hour   of  dancing.  A MERRY XMAS  HAPPY NEW YEAR  TO ONE AND ALL  mm  omas  CHRISTMAS  SUGGESTIONS  Our Furniture offers a large range of not only  suitable but substantial Christmas Gifts. Buy  something that will be of use to the recipient.  Have a look at our Rockers, Morris Chairs, Easy  Chairs, Children's Chairs, China Closets, Couches,  Fancy Tables, Pictures, etc., any of which would  make a very acceptable gift.  Ask for one of our Art   Calendars.  IFb    iEcBWfJLrCfSQ   Fwrasture  and   Carpet�� am  A  -  Fir the Xmas Present  Festival at the  DRUG STORE  Xmas Cards.  We have t|ie most beautiful a^  sortment of Christmas cards that  have ever been gotten out, some in  booklet form.    These are handy for  maili  %������  ���  Xmas Chocolates.  Lowney's, Ganong's, and Cad-  bury's Chocolates, and B^ #ons.  These are done up- in beailHful  boxes which will be kept when the  contents have disappeared.        *  Leather Poets.  . A few select Leather Bound  Poets. Books are always sure to be;  appreciated. .#.   .        -\  Writing Sets.  Fountain Pens and Silver Writing  Sets. A, constant reminder if sent  to a distant friend.  ,  it  China and Cut Glass.  China���:a few pdopieces ' old  Dutch patterns. Cut Glass, Perfumery and Toilet-Bottles, Ink Stands.  Ladies'Chatelaines.  Ladies' Chatelaines and beautiful  Leather Bags, newest styles.  Toys and Dolls.  Toys and Dolls���k nice.: r^nge.  from which to choose some that  will please the boys and girls.  J  Case Pipes, Calabash and Meer-  Jshaum; Cigar andjCigarette Cases.  Ideal gifts for a smoker.  \g Cases.  Travelling   Cases���solid   leather  English make.  The   last day always  brings   to  your mind  friends; whom you neglected to buy presents  for, yet you would not forget them���it is the  ���busiest of Christmas buying days.    We are  rfeady for it.    Our big stock has been reduced,  but we still-have abundance of presents for  all..   Gome  in and look around anyway for  we   have a good  assortment  left to   choose  from, and we can help you select.  To-day (Saturday) will be .Bargain  day  for Xmas Presents at the  Drug Store.    All  our Xmas Goods must-be sold to-day  as we  do   not wish to carryf; stock cover,  so every  buyer at the Drug Store torday will g:et a  Bargain.  Christmas comes but once a year.  When it conies let it bring gooti. cheer. ���'��� ���  " t* .  SPECIAL      . ' ,-s"  A big consignment of Imported Chocolates have just'been received. These are the.  finest toothsome confectionery that money  can buy, and are done.up in beautiful boxes,  and stamped with the seal quality. Nothing  makes  a  daintier   or   more   acceptable   gift.  WE WISH YOU A  Merry Christmas  AND A  OVERFLOWING WITH PROS  PERITY AND HAPPINESS  ritnadlaaDaM  Xmas Perfumery.  Colgate's and Pivers' Perfumes  and Toilet Waters. These are of  the very best quality and we have  thenv done up in elegant boxes sui*;  table fof gifts; they make a particularly acceptable present with a  Deyilbiss Atomizer���the kind that  that don't clog.  Mirrors.  .. Mirrors���heavy bevel-plate glass  in hand, folding and on stands.  Always useful.  Dressing- Cases, etc.  Dressing Cases, beautiful plush  and silk-lined; Toilet Articles of all  kinds, Hat and Clothes Brushes,  Hair Brushes, Shaving Brushes*  �����**���.  Dresser Boxes.  Collar, Glove and. Handkerchief  Boxes, Hall Sets, Whisk Holders  and Brush Sets, Military ^Brushes  and Manicure Sets���genuine .ebony  goods. -;,T.  ShaVing Sets.  Shaving Sets, nickel-plated and  plush; Gillette and Handy Razor  Sets, finest Strops. Always pleases  the man .who shaves.  Xmas Novelties.  We have a splendid assortment of  Novelties���many   chic/ and    pretty  articles.which sell at a nominal price  yet .make ideal gifts for Santa Claus. ft  Call and have a look around. '>���  Shop Early.  Early shoppers always get the  largest choice. We have reserved  a place to keep any purchases until  wanted. We make a specialty of  doing op parcels for ��� mailing oi*  sending by express.  fSrftap %a    %3p:.  '���������  l  J  ���-> \  mmmmmmmtm&mBi A■:.*MERRY OHmSTMAS
To all our Customers and Friends
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And with our Christmas greetings go hundreds of
the best Bargains ever offered in gift-giving
presents. To-morrow is the children's great day of
happiness. Take a look over our Toy department
and secure something to gladden them on Xmas
morn. We have a large range of presents for the
older folks, too.
al. almstrom
REPORT ON MINES OF
Fresh Cream and Milk Daily
GOOD  CREAM  OR MILK, such   as the  PHOENIX   DAlkY
BRAND, is the basis   of a tempting meal.     It makes everything
taste   better.     Try   it—and  you'll   always   buy   it.      All   milk   is
aereated before being sold.    ;   "
Phone E32 W. A. McKAY & SONS
DELIVERED   TO   ALL   P-VRTS   OF  THE  CITY
Round-Trip Eastern Great
Northern Holiday Fares
To points in Ontario,. Quebec, New Brunswick.and Nova Scotia
MONTREAL   -   $94.95       ST. JOHNS, $109.45
QUEBEC     -   -   $99.85        HALIFAX,     $113.40
Tickets  on  sale  Dec.   1st  to  31st, final return limit 3 months from
date of sale.     Stop over privileges in both directions.     To accommodate
visitors to Old   Country   reduced   round trip   tickets sold to Atlantic sea-,
ports  in   connection   with  Atlantic  S.S.-tickets Nov. 11th to'"''Pec. 31st/
with five month limit. • v.
Further information   regarding  rates  to points   not quoted, routes;-V   • ~.        r«se :;'gj; unwarranted   hopes
and    statements   which   cannot   be
borne out on a strict examination.
stop overs, etc., cheerfully furnished by callingori/ orwriting—^
Great Northern Railway w. x. PERKINS, Agent
HEAVY DRilYIIVIG
If you require any Heavy Teaming or Hauling done,
let us do it for you. That is our business, and we
have the equipment to execute all orders satisfactory.
First*-C1 ass Wood
We also have a supply of first-class Cordwood, short
or long, and can deliver it on short notice. 'Phone
your Order to     ;
Phoenix, B.C.
such a great distance and the vein
THE JPORTLAND CANAL] continuous, the veins being more or
less mineralised throughout,, still it
does not follow that for all this distance the mineralisation is sufficiently   intense   tio  form   profitable
Provincial Mineralogist Gives
Detailed  Information.
The preliminary report of the provincial mineralogist, W. F. Robertson, with reference to the Portland
Canal mining district has reached
The Pioneer:
"The Portland Canal camp," says
Mr. Robertson, "cannot as yet be
taken as proven, for although some
prospecting has been going on for
years, the great majority of the
claims have been staked within the
past couple of years, and consequently have not, and could not,
have had sufficient development
done on them to prove their value.
Only two or three of the older
claims have done serious development, and of these at least one
property has shown that ore is present in quantity and quality sufficient
to justify its being called a mine,
and to guarantee extraction from
present development for at least two
years. .On other properties, where
the actual development is slight, the
work done by nature has exposed
such an amount of mineral as "to
give considerable hope for future
development; '
The camp contains a large number of properties from the prospect
workings of which exceptionally
■high    assays   have  been   obtained,
The camp justifies reasonable expectations for the -development done,
without exaggeration by well-
intending though injudicious friends.
ore.
Absorbs Dry Goods Dept.
On the first of January the Morrin--
Thompson company will take over the
balance of the local business of the
Hunter-Kendrick company.. liast June
the grocery and hardware departments
were taken over; now the dry goods
department will be absorbed. The
Morrin-Thompson company will thus
become one of the biggest mercantile
firms in the interior of British Columbia, having thus grown from a small
grocery.a few year's ago. And the
extending of their business in Phoenix
indicates iflnp small way their faith in
the future of the city.
Haying become interested in a large
manufacturing concern at Vancouver
and a hardware business at Merritt,
the Hunter-Kendrick cbmqany has
disposed^of its business interests" at
Rossland, Greenwood and Phoenix.
Idaho Shaft Fire.
The structure over the shaft of the
Idaho mine was badly gutted by fire
on Sunday morning. The fire was
discovered about 9.30, but owing tothe
difficulty in getting at the blaze on
account of ore, etc., in the building the
fire was not put out for nearly two
hours. The fire is supposed to have,
been caused by electric wires, the
waterworks company operating an
electric pump in the shaft. The property is owned by the New. Dominion
Copperjcompaiiy.
The Christmas tree industry is a
big one in Canada. As an instance,
just at present a half-a million trees
are being cut  in   Quebec   and  are
The    reports
circulated    in    the   being  shipped   to   New   York   and
cElroy Bros.
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Greenwood
Leave Phoenix, upper town, 9.30 a.m.
\" ,.."'''      lower town, 10.00 a.m.
Leave Greenwood 3.00 p.m.
Standard Time
PROMPT   ATTENTION TO  EXPRESS AND  FREIGHT
• *>*•'
is our business and we are
here to please you. The
next time that you   want
any Billheads, Letterheads, Envelopes, Statements, Circulars;
Cards, Dodgers—in fact, anything-in PRINTING, phone 14
and" we will
sh o. w you
samples : : :.
newspapers of a 'mountain'of gold'
-Were of course  unjustified  sjgfpnd
the   whole   camp   much   harm,  but
apparently  did   not   originate  with
the prospectors.     There was,  however, some small foundation for the
^reports; a very large ledge of quartz
had been  located  containing  small
%old   values.-    The   ledge   is- large
i-arid the values  obtained justify further prospecting.     That is all that is
claimed for it by the locators."
Mr. Robertson goes at some
length into a description of the
natural, features and geological formation of the district. The whole
is, he says,, a zone of probable
mineralisation. The more important properties, such as the Portland
Canal Mining Company, Stewart,
Main Reef, Jumbo and many others,
lying south of Bitter Creek, seem to
be all located upon the one general
'zone.of Assuring which is continuous
for at least four or five miles, and in
this the veins are found. At the
present stage of prospecting and
development this one main zone of
Assuring seems to contain all the
more important ore showings, although it is premature to concrude
that it is the only zone on the hillside.
''While this-general  fissure continues,"   says Mr. Robertson,   "for
Boston.
The Scandinavian Aid and Fellowship society will hold an entertainment and Christmas tree for its
members and families tomorrow
(Christmas) evening.
Fresh   oyster   cocktails  and  hot
clam bullion at the Brooklyn bar.
CMNAPIAN
CHRISTMAS
AND
New Year
PARE AND ONE THIRD
FOR THE  ROUND TRIP
Between all stations on the Main
Line, Port Arthur to Vancouver and
intermediate branch lines.
Tickets on sale December 22. 191CK
to January 2, 1911, final return limit
January 5, 1911..
For further particulars apply to
nearest Canadian Pacific Railway
Ticket Agent.
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?]^&:s^^:^^^ |v>  w  -H  m  "I  II  ll  ��  ��  '*���������* ���> ."!5"  SCHEDULE LEAGUE GAMES  FOR BOUNDARY HOCKEY  First Game Takes Place on January 2nd When Phoe^  nix Team Goes to Grand Forks.  Everything points to not only fast hockey but a better standard of  the great winter game in the Boundary district during the coming season  which is just opening. Phoenix, Greenwood and Grand Forks have each  added much new blood to the team-playing since last year and there  is every reason to believe that hockey fans will have teams that wilj  delight their fancy.  Af a meeting ofthe representatives of the clubs of the three cities1  held in Greenwood recently the Boundary Hockey League was reorganized with the following officers: Honorary-president, W. A. Williams,  Grand Forks; honorary 1st vice-president, O. B. Smith, Phoenix; honorary. 2nd vice-president, E. G, Warran, Greenwood; president, Roy Cur-  ran, Grand Ferks; vice-president, Albert McQueen; secretary-treasurer,  Charles Russell, Greenwood; executive committee, McQneen, McAstock-  er," Curran, Miller, Fleming and Russell.  The schedule for the season,   as adopted at the Greenwood conven-  vention, is as follows:  January 2...... ,y^,-,-. Phoenix vs. Grand Forks.. ... .At Grand Forks  January 9  Grand Forks vs. Phoenix .... i At Phoenix  January 12 .... Greenwood vs. Phoenix ., At Phoenix'  January 16.  Grand Forks vs. Greenwood ... .At Greenwood!  January 20   Greenwood vs. Grand Forks. . .At Grand Forks1  January 24 Phoenix vsSGreenwood. ........At Greenwood  January 27 Grand For* vs. Phoenix.  .At Phoenix^  rand Forks..... .At Grand Forks1  vs. Greenwood At Greenwood!  s. Phoenix At Phoenix  Grand Forks.... At Grand Forks  eenwood At Greenwood  owing to weather conditions, and  he intention to send representative  le for the  hockey  championship a%  We Wish All Our  Patrons a Merry  Christmas and a  Happy New Year  January 30    . Phoenix vs  February 3 , Grand For^  - - ���              i, v     (<^  February 6 Greenwood  February 9, Greenwood  February i-3 .-;.*.'..... Phoenix /"  This schedule is liable to chan  also the Rossland carnival, it bein  team or teams to Rossland to com  that pomt, and as the dates.of the clrnival were not known at  the time  the schedule was drawn up no proven could be made for the same.  As regards the importation of  match the teams could play whom th'  had to be a resident of the city for w  fifteen days.    The iieutral club appoi  As indicated above the first leag  when Phoenix goes to Grand Forks. ,  ial train for the occasion so that all-ft1  attending the game and seeing the col  *rs, it was decided that at the first  wished, but after that any player?  :h he was playing for a period of-  the referee. *"      -*s  i match takes place on  Jan.   2nd,!  phoenix will likely charter a spec-  \l fans will have an opportunity of  perform. j  Deep Mine Shafts.  The deepest vertical shaft in the  world   is  the   No.   3  shaft  of the  Tamarack, near   Hough ton,   Mich.  It lacks 27 feet of befog one mile  deep.    Another shaft at the Tamarack   arid   the  Red   Jacket of the  Calumet and Hecla are respectively  3,089 and 4,920  feet   down.    The  deepest gold mine shaft in America  is that of the   Kennedy at Jackson,  Cat., this being 3,450 feet deep.  -**�����-  Huge Engines.  The huge 130-ton locomotive recently  built at the Angus shops, Montreal, as  an experimental pusher on the heavy  grades in" the mountains has proved  such a success that the C. P. Ry. has  ordered five more locomotives of the  same type to be built for early delivery  next year.    These will be adopted as  standard for heavy mountain wc^rk.  Their hauling capacity, is over twice  that of the ordinary locomotive.  ,, .     _. ���������~������^    Almost three-thousand years ago  a Jewish philosopher denounced him  that "giveth to.the rich."    Giving  to the rich is one of the  vices  we  display   most  freely at  Christmas  *"*??�� zwm*Je  all around us are the  poor wfro cannot give again.    Try  Sdlomon's recipe for happiness.  New Railway Company.  The B. C. Railway and Development  company  announces   that  the   Title  Guarantee and Trust   company   will  receive subscriptions to an allotment  of 140,000 shares of its treasury stock  at J$15 a share,  par value $25.   The  trust company   stipulates that hipon  notice before May 15th, 1911, at the  option of  any   stockholder,  not less  than 90 per cent, of the amount invested.   The British Columbia Railway  and Development company controls a  charter to construct   and   operate a  standard-guage railroad from the city  of Vancouver to the northern boun--  ���^ary of the province.  Dominion Election Possible.  There is a persistent report current  that the Government has determined  to appeal to the country next autumn.  The reason given for this change of  front is said to be the demand of the  Ontario liberals to seek the endorsation  bf the Government's naval policy at  the hands of the electoratef as although  they   intended to   vote  against  Mr.  Borden's amendment for an immediate  general election to test public opinion  611 the naval proposals, they feel that  ah   election' next   autumn    will   be  possible.  S. Bennerman,  of Midway, was in  town Saturday. -*.-��� "  Special  We are selling the balance of  our stock of Hollow Silverware at  25 -r*. ce��t Discount  Store will be closed on Monday, Dec. 26, and Monday,  January 2.  Co.  FRESH GROCERIES AND PR0VIS10NS  .*  \.  *  �����' )  s*!ffS!fi'aB-3iSBEe'Sra'^^  Sffl

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