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The Phoenix Pioneer and Boundary Mining Journal Dec 30, 1905

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Array i  JAN  3.-B06-  .-  i"  ^��  o-  Bo undafy Mines Pio-  iuced $1^00,000 in  valukM^Wtajfcie years.  ,.^CTOBl>-��J-  * W -W-kyTsJ   �� V*-" * '  PHocnix is the Centre  and Leading Mining  Camp ofBoundaryJ;  AND   BOUNDARY   MINING JOURNAL.  Devoted to the Interests of the Boundary Mining District .  PHOENIX,   BRITISH COLUMBIA, SATURDAY. DECEMBER  30,   190s.  No.    7.  it  SSSSo  &  THE HUNTER KENRRICH CO  M.ttMf;  CXICR4 10 pu  ���^  of Ihe season  Toflcifccr wild Dcsi wishes for goo^  feeilfl am happiness for  lhe coming gear  1906  T.--  ;-���*  TUB    BIG    .SrOffB>  h  1905  Review of the Year's Mining in. the Boun=  dary District.  Was Most  Prosperous Twelvemonth Yet  Experienced*  A brief review of the mining and  smelting industry of the Boundary-for  the past year will show conclusively  that it has been a period of steady  progress in both the high and low  grade sections, and that prosperous as  have been the last twelve months, the  future promises to be even more so in  many ways.  Some special features are worthy of  special mention in this connection,  among which are the declaration of a  dividend by the directors of ihe Granby Consolidated, at the meeling held  in New York on December 1, the  amount to be paid on January 15 to  shareholders being $405,000 ��� the  largest dividend ever paid by a British  Columbia mining company at one  time. This, it is believed, will be followed by others during the year, as  the company is now turning out more  copper than ever before and at a less  cost of production.  Y~ Another event of prime importance  to the district was the resumption of  mining and smelting operations by the  Dominion Copper Co., owning a group  of claims in the heart of Phoenix  camp and a two-furnace smelting  works at Boundary Falls. This followed the absorption of the assets of  the Montreal & Boston Consolidated''  which formerly worked ��� ��� the " same  mines and smelter. There -is ��� now  e,very reaMnXor^belieyipgthatytl-ie*<Do-_  minion Copper" Co^, ����� Being controlled  by the Newhouse-Unte'rmeyer-Guggen-  heim people, who have .made such a  success of mining and'smelting in  Utah and Colorado, will repeat that  success here in the Boundary.  Still another event of hardly less  importance than the other two referred  to, is the recent announcement of letting of contracts by the directors of  the British Columbia Copper Company for installing three new furnaces  at their smelter,*each of whictiwillbe  larger than apy how in commission in  the Boundpry or iiv.the Dominion of  Canada.  . These three itemS, of themselves,  show the trend of-,lhe industry in the  Boundary���which is toward expansion  andmuch' greater output from the immense zones of ore existing in this section.  .'���r-        How Year Opened.  .'-**l-ne vear 1905 opened with three  smelters in full blast in the Boundary,  arid it. will close likewise. Tn the*  meantime,' however, the Boundary  Falls plant has been idle for about-six  months, while the company gwning it  was being reorganized. The ."British*,  Columbia Copper smelter and,-the  company's Mother lode mine, in Dead-  wood camp, have been operated coiir  tinuously during the year'oh a'success^  ful basis, andt'have- done excellent  work, giving employment to some 260  men during the. year. -  At the mines of the Granby Consolidated the movement for expansion  and greater production generally has  been going on. without interruption.  In the beginning of the year the aver-  agedaily output was some .1,700 tons,  and now it is nearer 2,700 tons. This  was.'due to the installation^ two new  and larger blast furn'aces, which commenced operations in the fall, and increased the smeltei's output of copper*  bars by one-third, approximately., /ft  the same time many improvements  were made in addition to Uie 'smelter  itself, a new-brick smokestack 150. feet  high and additional; blowing and converting and electrical'machiijrcry .being  included in the list. t''  *  ���  At* the Granby. mines,   Within   the  year the new. No. 3   terminal oie bins  and huge ore crusher were  placed  commission, by which' the Great Nor  in  them railway receives a part of the  tonnage of this property. During the  summer orders were placed for a third  crusher and for a 250 horsepower electric hoist, to be used at the headworks  of the new main'shaft that will be sunk  on the property. .*, In November the  No. 1 ore crusher building burned  down, thus throwing the great bulk of  tonnage to the other crusher and over  the Great Northern. Constant improvements are being made continually all over the Granby works, with a  view to increasing the "tonnage and decreasing the cost of mining and smelting. A sample of this is the self-charging apparatusat the smelter, installed  last summer by ' Superintendent  Hodges, the device" being his own invention.  Other Low tirade Miaea.  As stated, the Mother Lode mine  has been worked continuously, and a  start was recently made to deepen the  main shaft of the property from 325  to about 500 feet, the diamond drill  having proven the existence of a su  perior quality of ore in the lower levels  of the mine.  Late in the summer the Dominion  Copper, Co.' resumed operations where  the Montreal & Boston left off in May,  and the company is'now operating the  Brooklyn, Stemwinder, Rawhide and  Sunset mines, and shipping regularly  fiom all of them. This company has  announced the intention of erecting a  large and modern smelting plant, when  the�� plans -are.- cofnplcte,-7-and in the  meantime, will use the old plant at  Boundary Falls. One furnace is now  being operated, the second furnace to  be blown in within a few days.  In Summit camp, the Emma and  Oro Denoro have been operated most  of the year. The former is worked by  the B. C. Copper Co. and has given a  good account of its>elf, the ore going to  t h e Nelson and Green wood smelters.  The r Emma' is now easilyYtheleading  property of this camp.-Y -The Oro.De^  noro has been operated only in a small  way all the year. -  .  HlghQrade Properties..1  '���';��� No doubt cen exist about the merit  of trie'high grade mines of the Boundary,.for they have yielded, the gold  and silver to'prove their worth, and  .being worked with comparatively little  capital,-they have great attractions for  mjtny mining men. Easily thelead-  ing mine in this class is the Provi-  idence, which has held first place  among Boundary high grade properties  for*several years. Chicago people, own  a control in the" property, and it is  now developed to the 500-foot���' level,  with some 500 or--6oo feet of drifting  011 the 300 ���and'400 foot levels. During-1905" something like 800 tons of  ore that runs from.$100 to $200 per  ton haveTbeeh.shipped, and it' is universally.conceded that the-Providence  is a greater property today than ever-  before.    ���   �����������  " The Skylark, in .the camp of the  ���iame name, has also made an enviable  name forilself in the "last year. An  ofd��mine, and supposedly worked ouc,  it .was-bonded by a syndicate of Bhoe-  nix men a little over a year ago, wh6  bejieved if to.be still rich. In that  time they have made it pay $15,000  on account of the bond and nearly all  the* other, expenses of operating the  property, and like the Providence, it  looks better today than ever before.  Shipments have been steady, the first  class ore giving $125 per ton and the  second class about $50 per-ton.  Th'e Crescent, Last Chance, Preston; Helexi,. Elkhorn, Prince Henry,.  Don Pedro and*" E. P. U.-are among  other high grade mines that have been'  worked, quite extensively "this ,'year,  some of whjch have shipped ore, and  nearly all pf which have turned out so  far most satisfactorily. - The need of a  The Holiday  OF  THK  PHOENIX   PIONEER  Will fee ��� on Sale. Today  72 PAGES���100  E-NGRAVINGS���5 MAPS.       ..  *Just the Thing to Send to your Priends.  35 Cents pkr Copy;        ' ' .  concentration plant in the district is  felt, and it is likely to be supplied this  coming year. It would greatly facilitate many a small property that does  not piy to work now. S'ill other high  grade mines that have been ��� operated  this year aie the Goldfinch, Gold Bug,  Dynamo, Republic, Nonesuch, Biy,  Mavis, Silver Cloud, Silver King, Barbara, Maori, Jewel, Twin and Mountain King, Fremont, etc.        ',  Up the West" Fork the Sally and  Rambler have been w irked and ��� have  shipped, with flood result's, but being  as yet 50 or more miles from transportation, shipping is expensive, .This,  however, is being remedied hy the  building of the Midway & Vernon  railway, which will afford ample'transportation facilities in another year  probably.  One district of which comparatively  little is known, that has come to the  front this year, is Franklin camp, 45  miles north of Grand Forks, at the  headwaters of the North Fork of Kettle river. A number of claims have  been located here, and the McKinlcy,  which was i.ecently bonded to C R.  Hamilton, of Rossland, for $200,000,  has probably had the most work done  on it. One of the ledges is estimated  to be 300 feet in width, giving better  copper and gold values than most  Boundary low grade mines, several  hundred feet of work having* been  done. Competent judges assert that  Franklin camp will in time equal or  exceed Phoenix camp in tonnage produced.  Other well known properties in tlii1*  camp are the I. X. L., Banner, Home-  stake, Alpha, Mountain Lion, Glos-  ter, G. H., Tiger, Mineral Hill, Pollard, Alax, Jumbo, Manhattan and  Gold King.  In Wellington camp little was done  this year, with the exception ot a little  work on the Wirinipe:.' for two or three  months.  On Hardy mountain the Betts and  Hespeius was worked steadily all the  year, with whal are reported to be satisfactory results to the Chicago owners.  An 825 foot tunnel was driven to tap  the lead, the work being greatly facilitated by the installation of a compressor plant. Diamond drilling will be  started here very shortly, the Diamond  Drill Contracting Co., of Spokane, now  preparing for it.  ��� In.Long liake campy-the Jewell-has-  been working a small'force of men, and  on the North Fork of Kettle river some  work h.is been done on the smaller  properties.  One feature of the year of far reach-  .ing-importance to the Boundary, was  the building of the Bonnington high  tension electric power line, from Kootenay river to the Boundary, at an expensed about a million dollars to the  West Kootenay Power & Light Co.,  for the purpose of furnishing adequate  and economical .power to Boundary  mines and smelters. This line is now  practically completed between Rossland and the Granbysmelter, where  the first power will be delivered when  needed. About Mayrthe. entire line; is  exDected to.be-in. working order as far  as Greenwood, some 80 miles from'  Bonnington, the poles all being erected  now. Hereafter, there will be little or  no danger of power shortage in the  Boundary.  Not Qnlle a Million Tons.  When 1905 started out, with the  three smelters in operation in the  Boundary, it was confidently- believed  that the output of the district mines-  would reach the million^toti mark by  the close of the year, . the output for  1904 being 830,000 tons of-ore". But  the enforced closing of the Boundary  Falls smelter for-six months, during  the transfer of the property and mines  controlled by. the same company to the  Dominion Copper Co., made it certain  almost that the million-ton mark  would not be reached in the calendar  year.  However, the increase of the Granby outpm this last fall to nearly 2,700  .tons daily, and the reopening of the  Boundary Falls plant December 1,  made a decided difference, and the  tdtal output will be about 950,000  tons, or an increase of 15 percent,  over 1504. "'Estimating the figures for  December, the output of tbe several  shipping.mines for 1905 was as fol-  lews:        ��� J  Mine. .   Tons.  Granby mines, Phoenix camp. 665,000  Mother Lode, Deadwood camp, i 78,000  Brooklyn- Stemwinder,   Phoenix camp    :...  54,000  Rawhide, Phoenix camp .... 27,000  Sunset, Deadwood camu .... 3,500  Mountain Rose, Summit camp.     4,750  Emma, Summit camp       9,000  Oro Denoro, Summit camp ..     3,000  Senator, Summit camp      1,800  Winnipeg, Wellington camp.. 150  Providence, Providence camp. 770  Elkhorn, Providence camp  ..        150  Skylark, Skylark camp         550  Last Chance, Skylark camp.. 650  E. P. U.,   Skylaik camp ....        250  Bay,   Skylark camp  70  Don Pedro,  Skylaik camp .. 40  Crescent, Skylark camp .... 90  Helen,   Greenwood  80  Miscellaneous            250  Boundary Mining Notes  This week the Skylark sent put 50  tons of ore to the Nelson and Granby  smelters. ��� ���      '.'     - "'  Some ofthe furnaces ofthe Granby  smelter were banked^ last Saturday for  a short time,.owing To a break in the  pumps. . ,    ,,    . '  Shortly after the first of the year it  is the expectation to blow in the second  furnace at the Dominion .Copper .Co*-s  smelter at Boundary Falls.  The Prince Henry and Elkhorn  start today loading a car of high grade  ore, being the first shipment from the  former property, which continues to  look well with development.  It is reported in the east that the  money for installing the three giant  furnaces ordered by the British Columbia Copper Co., for their Greenwood  smelter, is in the treasury, and was  raised by the sale of treasury shares.  After many delays, tne, seven drill  compressor to be installed by the Dominion Copper Co. at the Rawhide  mine, for which the building has been  ready several weeks, is understood to  have been shipped by the Allis-Chal-  mers-Bullock Co., Ltd., of Montreal.  For the fiscal year ending last June  30th, the Granby Consolidated turned  out cepper at the rate of 1,200,000  pounds per month, and it is now producing at the rate of about- 2,000,000  pounds monthly. Should the smaller  furnaces be replaced with larger ones  this coining year, the output will be  again largely increased.  Owing to the fact that the tonnage  week of some of the large Boundary  shippers is closed two or three days  beforethe figures are published weekly,  the actual total for the year to date  will probably be a little larger than appears. Revised and definite figures  will not be available till some time in  January.  Masoas latuil Officers.  At the regular meeting uf King Edward Lodge No. 36., A. F. & A. M.,  held on St. John's night, Wednesday,  December 27th, the following officers  were installed, W. Bro. Dey acting as  installing officer : '*���!������-'  "-W1M,' RrB.'BoucherrMVD.rS-rW.*;  J. J..Strutzel; J.W..-T. Roderick; Sec,  R.'D. Morkill; Treas., W. B. Willcox;  S.D., Geo. D. Turner; J.D., D. J.  Weir; S.S., j. G. McKeown-'J.S., G.  L. McNicbl; tyler,7. D. McKay.'  The retiring 'master;* W. Bro. Dey,  was presented with a pastmasteHs  jewel and apron by the'rhembers of the  lodge, in token of their appreciation of  his services as master for the past year.  Afterwards the ladies of the members  were invited to come irf.and thfe eve^  ning was enjoyed in a socia!--way, re-,  freshroents being vser-ved.Y  COMING AND GOING  Jeff Davis, the Grand Forks merchant, was in the city Friday.  Dr. Dickson, of Grand Forks, was a  visitor in the city Wednesday. ; -  James Marshall returned from a  trip up Arrow lakes last Saturday.  John B. Boyle and wife spent Christmas with David Whiteside of Grand  Forks.  Trainmaster Murtha, of the Spokane  Falls ��� & Northern, spent Tuesday  night in the city.  Chris Reeves, manager for Wm.  Hunter Co., Ltd , went to Revelstoke  to spend Christmas with his sister.  W. D. Parker) who now makes his  home at Chewelah, Wash., was a  visitor in the city for a day or two late  last week.  Cecil Martin came in from Curlew  and Marjorie Martin arrived from Spokane, both to spend the holidays with  their parents. "  Treasurer,Wooster, of the Granby  company, was up from the Forks this  week, exchanging Holiday greetings  with his friends here.  Alexander D. Strutzel, who is in the  banking business at Lind, Washington,  spent several days here this week, visiting his brother, J. J. Strutzel, accountant in the Granby mines office,  Duncan Ross, M.P., was a recent  visitor to the coast cities, and did not  fail to put . in a. good word for. the  Boundary, whenever a newspaper man  happened to get hold of him.  That the gross mineral production of  British Columbia'will be $20,000,000,  and possibly more, is the confident belief of those who are acquainted with  the industry. Last year the output  was valued at $18,977,259. This  rear, while the" gold production may  be a little less than the $5,700,000 ot  1904, the silver, lead and copper increases will more than offset any falling  ofl"# "*���"��� "*"   ~~T~  . The year now fast closing has been  chiefly noteworthy for. the-revival-.in '.  the jilvet-leadidis'.ricts, -thechief.cause _Y"  for this being the federal lead bounty^  followed by the increase-in the value of  the metal. The bounty cea.sed when  London quoted lead at ��i& a ton a  few weeks ago, and the latest-qiiota-  tiort"from there'is over ^17. .Before  the day of the bounty the list of< shipping mines in the Slocan had fallen off  to half a dozen; last week it had risen  to ao.  Propbuls for Sewage System.  Y A delegation of" hotel men were  present at; the extra meeting of the  city, .^council held last week Friday  evening, the meeting being for the  purpose of getting municipal .election  matters in proper ;shape. The hotel  men suggested that the city council  look into the feasibility of installing a  sewage system throughout the city, to  make the sanitary condition better. It  was estimated that it could be put in  at an ' approximate cost of $25,000,  including septic tanks, mains, etc., and  that the amounts now being paid for  scavenger service would more than  provide interest and sinking fund on  debentures to this amount The matter will be koked into and the views  of competent authorities on such subjects obtained.  ClMiof of Voters' List.       -      '  The voters' list closes at 5 o'clock p.  mi. today, Saturday, the 30th1 December, 1905. All declarations must be  handed   in   to  the city clerk by that  hour.   , ; ; r .  " The Kettle" Valley, line  surveyors*,  have now reached, a  point thirty miles-  up the  North Fork, and: are working  rapidly towards'Frariklin camp.  .  - Do not forget your. 1906 stock of  stationery and printed matter. -The  Pioneer job office can fit you out. in'  good shape and on'short notice. No  need to send out of town for this class  of work.  Renewal and new subscriptions have  been rolling into the Pioneer for the  last week or two at a most satisfactory  rate. Our subscription clerk, -however, is not overworked as yet, and can  attend to a few more who .realize that  they are delinquent.  DBCBMBKR 30.   '0<  BOUNDARY ORE TONNAGE.  The following table gives the ore shipments of [Boundary mines   lor iooo,   for ljoj lo  ' 190s for 1903 for 1904. and 1905, as reported to the Pl����enlx Pioneer���  1900  64.553  *97  1,300  Total,   1905 949>'4��  Latest Prices In Metal*.  New Yokk���Copper, electrolytic, $18.-  50(3*19.00; lako. $18.50�� $19.00  Bar Silver, 66>��  Lead, $5.60 at $5.95.  1.076  2,250  Mink. Camp..  . Granby Mines.. < Phoenix  Snowshoe Phoenix  B. C Copper Co.  Mother Lode ���Deadwood  Bonnie Belle  ���.Deadwood .  Dominion Copper Co.  Broolclyn-Stemwiuder. Phoeulx  Rawhide. Phoenix  Sunitet Deadwood  Mountain Rose Summit  Athelstnn-Jackpot.- Wellington  Morrison Deadwood  ' B. C. Mine.. Summit  , R. Bell Summit  1 Emma .'....,...Summit  Oro Denoro Summit  Senator. ft.'. Summit  ' Brey Fogle .'. Summit  * No. 37 Summit  I Reliance '. ....Summit  \ Sulphur King ;...Sumn*rlt *  i Winnipeg Wellington  k Golden Crown Wellington  King Solomon W. Copper  No. 7 Mine Central  ' City of Paris White's  > Jewel Long Lake  I Carinl   ...1 West Fork      l Providence Providence      >Klkhorn .~ Providence      } Strathmoie :..Provldence    _..  > Skylark , ,.....\..Y"..8kylark      >La��t Chance ". ; ....Skylark   .:.   B. P. O. Mine ; Skylark      Bay Skylark    Mavis .'.".Skylark      ' Don Pedro .' Skylark      ' Cresccut - ..Skylark      1 Helen   Greenwood      > Ruby v Boundary Falls      , Republic... Boundary Falls      , Miscellaneous      3,230  Total, tons    96,600  . Smelter treatment���  Qrauby Co    63.387  root  331.76'  j'73*'  1903  309.85S  20,800  1903  393.718  71,313  1904  549.703  1005  651,651  Fast  Week {  i6,8iS .  5.340    99,034   141.336   138,079   174.398   '74.560     3.533 <  ���9.494    47.405    650  *03      7,455     ��5.73I  5,646  3.339  ���9.365  "'550  150  14.8"  560  8.530  33,937  15.537  363  3'.350  3:070  3.350  1.759  4.586  37.9&>  16,400  3.450  ��� 333  ��� 364  33  52,821  35,108  3.��*6  ���4,747  9,��J3  3.007  1,833  . 427 *  160  B. C. Copper Co   Dominion Coppei Co..  1.040       785            63S  875    ..'���......  665         483  3,000       350      3,060  .........         890  3.435     <50     ....... .'       319  993  400  736  335  770  150  v        -  " 53  5��  300  583  6S9  >*7  90  80  500  690,419  401,931  163.913  r33.S7o  80       3.456      335  300,800   508.876  330,838   312,34��  117,611    148,600  60  750  839,808  596,252  310,484  30,930  30  92S,35>  665,097  ���04,056  83,664           31.319  1>  ,4*2*2 X  3.62s < ���  3,rr4 A  Total reduced   63,389   348,439   460,940   697404   837,666   941,817   19,657*  -<h'^>T  l>1(,  f 1 -  f  %  ' -, ���*-��������  .Vlr   'M  i *-�����-. Jv  Ul  1 VI  ���.-#  A*  ���*'*���'  1%  IF-'  <*v..f  f  A  f  L   |,J  ��  _   V  'si"  -���1  1",  mmmmiem  ���W3LW5?  \V*I H*r*.2***^>��M��JL�� J*9?*1 r"^rp��J'.T?4w"7,7"  Ten&ttwmxw&��$B&>  if  ,i -  '  '.  There are a great many kinds  of tea, and many are good, but  none so pure and wholesome as  blight little weekly published at the  foot of the Phoenix hill, has issued a  Christmas number thai does him  proud. Robeit printed 50 ppges this  year, with a cover in two colois, and,  considering everything, the publication  is one of which he has no cause to feel  ashamed. It is filled with matter of  interest regarding Boundary mines and  has seveial illustrations.  ���*���  Last week the Grand Forks Gazette  issued eight pages, for the holidays, it  being a write-up of the Kettle river  valley in that vicinity and of lhe mining and smelting resources immediately surrounding the Folks. The matter is"well wiitten and the number is  of more than ordinaiy inteiest.  0-gii        T>t .       "Pintyeer  the Boundary known better than ever  1 nc irnoenix rioneer wherevei mining is known. TI,*S ���������  And Boundary Minlnvj Journal.  MOU OH HATOBDAY8 ��V THK  PIONKER PUBLISHJNC. 00.  it PHOBNrx. a. c.  W. B. WILLCOX. Manaoik.  ����� , ���,.������.��� ) Business office No. 14.  Telephones * Man,,er.B residence, No. 15.  means prospeious times in this section, which are now with us and are  likely to remain with increasing meas-  ure as time goes on.  luucunro-ii in advancx.  Far Year   ���is Month! _   ..fi.oo  .. I.*5  IT yon are not ��� aubacriber to tbil paper, Ihla  la an invitation" to you to become one.  Advertising rate* lurmsheo on application.  - Legal notice* io and 5 cenU per Hue.  Tour weekly InaerUona consulate one month's  ��� is-ert ��tai.  i9��s     -   DIEC --  i9��5  Sit.  Ua. Mm.Tmi. Wtl  Thu.'Fr.  *   '     *:.v,:'         m"1"       l-  I-.1  2;  3. '4  vs-'v6,'; 7s'8  1 .10 ������n.-v.ia*. ii3y'i4 IS,  9  rf*  1   17    r8 ��� 19 '-ao ' 21 22  23  '24.  25-v*26    27    28 29    30  3*  -New Year in the Boundary.  Imi  Another year will soon be with us,  bringing all, the cares, pleasures and  responsibilities that begin on each  January ist. The usual resolves will  be made .and, .unfortunately, a goodly  proportion of them will be broken, especially by those not_ possessing the  requisite, will power to keep, them���  .which means.tbe" great,majority.  ; In 1 the1 Boundary, as the mew year  opens,- it is quite evident'that the prbs-  p<ectsrfor this, section are ofthe.bright-  est hueo For years the Boundary has  been going through the preliminary  development stage of -a mining camp,  essential in( the exploitation of low  grade propositions. At last, by the  division of substantial profits from  these very.low grade mines, it -has  made, good to the people iwho confi-  'dentiy invested tneir money here. As  a'result, the future can not fail to have  a rosy appearance. It is true that but  one of (he large.companies operating  .on low grade ores has declared a  profit, but it has - been' demonstrated  definitely that it can be done, and at  least two other companies are on" trie  right road and should do the same  kind of acceptable business in dift-  time. And proving the possibility of  profits from our * low grade ores was  not a little matter, either. The , fact  itself is attracting the attention'of ctfp-  per men far and near.  In the high grade mines the last  year has also been one of progress in  the-Boundary. Several of those properties, well' thought of before, .arc  showing up even better than anticipated, while still others have been  opened up and made to pav more  than expenses, .with goodly reserves of  metal fhat will give a satisfactory accounting when taken out and marketed. It has been a good year for the  copper, gold and silver mines of the  Boundary, generally spanking, and the  coming year should show even greater  strides.  With mining on as legitimate a  basis as it is possible to have it, with  the three district smelters all anticipating an increase from the total capacity of about 4,000 tons daily, and  better than all, with dividends not  only in sight but being paid, the year  1906  should  be  one  that will make (  Phoenix General Hospital.  It would indeed be :��� poor institution that, at some stage, was not '.hi  subject of criticism, and now tli.it the  Phoenix General Hospital is proving  to be the greatfot boon this community ever,had, there a e those who take  it upon themselves, without a full  knowledge of the facts, to run it down.  The work being done by the staff oi  sixteen employees is not under fire,  but that ot the general management,  especially financially. That many of  these criticisms are not justified, the  Pioneer is satisfied, while al the same  time there'is no, doubt but that improvements may and will take place  along some lines.  The hospital Was built for the use  of the entire community���not  for the  miners  alone.    The  latter would  be  j . 1  taken care of, under their contracts  with the' physicians,' in any event.  Consequently, when there is use foi it  by citizens generally^ the institution  has been a Godsend., Many and  many.a life has been saved there and  will be again, doubtless, aside from  the excellent work done there for the  men who.pay their dollar a month!  - -sThe wildest stories have-been-afloat  about, the hospital, and most of them  are made of whole cloth. .. ' Sensible  people do hot credit them until they  can be verified, which most of them  can not be. - Altogether, the ,hospital  represents an investment of', nearly  $10,000, and in the last three years ot  this about $3,000 has been spen�� in  the most ��� necessary improvements���  with many things yet needed.  Doubtless ftome plan will be devised  fer placing the hospital in a better  financial shape, but offhand criticisms  are entirely out of place until thr exact  facts are known. Least of all should  the criticisms be directed at J. L.  Martin, the secretary, who devotes a  large part of his time 10 the concern  without pay of any kind.  Another thing. . Let those who  think things are not being conducted  in the best manner, attend the annual  meeting ofthe hospital and make their  suggestion-.. This meeting will soon  be held, due notice given, and every  one.is welcome who comes to aid the  work with advice or experience in this  line.  THE OBSERVATORY  Things Talked op at  Hour and Klsrwhbrk  ���  ���  Being neither seers, soothsayers,  prophets nor sons of prophets we are  unable to say,-what the postoffice de  paitment intends doing about the mail  service on the Gieat Northern to  Phoenix���which sthe business men of  this place asked for nearly a year ago  If the department .does not propose to  grant this, why not say so and have  done with it? T��en we will know  what to do next to make it pleasant  for Hon. A. B. Aylesworth, the postmaster general, and his lesser officials,  If it is to be granted, why not do it  without foither parley?  fM  The people of Phoenix do not intend to ask for anything unreasonable.  We are as much entitled to mail service over the Great Northern as Grand  Forks, Nelson or Rossland, It took,  along time lor Phoenix to secure a  sub-poil of entry, or customs office,  but it came finally. ' Perhaps this will  take as long, yet we doubt it. From  the lone point of dollars and cents received here, the custom house has  proved its usefulness, many times over.  m  Master Robert  Keffer,   editor  and  proprietor  of the  Anaconda News, a  If you are a stone, be loadstone* if  you are a plant, be sensitive; if you  are a man, be love.���Hugo.  I know not where His islands lift  Their fronted palms in air;  I only know I cannot drift  Beyond His love and care.  ���Whittier.  A store in Rossland offered a  of a fine,doll lo the child   who   w  bring in the largest nunibei  of   B  thy  Teaton's   catalogues,   and a  Irom Trail won the pn/.e by gaiht  tngeiliei.no less than .10 <>l   the  |  ious documents.    At lhe rate at w'  catalogues  of  this   kind   aie dim  into tlie"Bouiidary two 01   tluee ti  a year, it should be an easy matter  almost' any one to  gathei   up   a  dozen   of  them.      Evidently   pi it  matter is cheap in T0101110���which  counts for the strike   that   ihe lnrj_  department   store  had on its hand  year or two ago among its iypogia|  cal artists.    Union men r>liou!d   it  lect thisr  prize  -otild  11110-  girl  liny  iiec-  licli  11 red  pies  fur  few  ited  ac-  irges.1  s a  ln-  col-  If things could be any woise in Russia than they .ire, it is not easy to conceive it. ��� It seems to be every man  against his neighboi and the devil take  the hindmost. And tne devil is quite  successful, be it in ted, in that uiiloi-  tunate country. If the doom of autocracy is not sounded, it is something  much  like it.  MS  The December number of the 15. C.  Mining Echange. of Vancouver, contains fout pages oi half lones in U\o  colois���piobably the fust ol ihis kind  printed in .the province in a legtllai  publication. Among tlfem are views  of'Phoenix and of the Provideme  mine at Greenwood. The work is  splendidly done.  �����  The girls of East Kootei ay aie certainly, not in the least .slow. A young  man in Cranbrook is reported to have  been calling on^his best girl, and announced that he intented to kiss hei  before he left the house. Whereupo-j  she commanded him 10 leave at once.  PROVINCIAL RAILWAY SITUATION.  Premier McBride Says 1. Railways  Will   Re-  >rcelve EBconraiement.^'  On his return irom a trip lb Ottawa,  ���Premier Richard McBride stopped  over in Nelson, and was'interviewed  hy the Daily News of lh..t city as follow s:  Seen at the Strathcona last evening  Mr. McBride said that   his   trip   had  many   purposes,   of some of which he  could not speak'very definitely at pies  ent.    He   had   a   conference with Sir  Wilfrid I.aurier; duiing   which   many  matterf of detail  affecting several de  pariments were' discussed.   These mat  ters, the premier intimated, would  be  disclosed in-djuk-'time.  Continuing! Mr. McBride said:   "It  is quite true, as I notice many of  lhe  provincial papeis have  already report  ed, that I conferred with the heads of  several   transcontinental   railway companies, including Sir Thomas Shaugh  nessy,  J.   J.   Hill and   C.  M. Hays  Personally, and as leader of the government, I am on  very friendly terms  with them   all.    But   any  suggestion  that  1 am or have been, or have even  contemplated, making a   bargain with  any   corpoiation,   or  offering  special  privileges ;to any   is too absurd to re  quire contradiction   or   comment.    1  thought lhat tho record of the last session of the legislature   was   sufficient  pioof of that.  "Of course we are not going to  antagonize any railway company want  only. That would be foolish as well  as unjust. British Columbia wants  railways, many ot them, and as soon  as possible. The government will do  everything in Us power 10 encourage  and assist railroad enterprise. But it  will not alienate nor cripple "the assets  of the province, or any pari of them to  enrich corporations whosepwn interest  will induce, yes, even require them to  build.  "Neither is it the policy of the gov  ernment to provide the cost of the  construction of a road to be handed  over afterwards to a private corpora  lion. "A thorough understanding of  this by the public as well as by the  corporations will clear the air and  facilitate an understanding. It will  also, 1 believe, expedite the building  of roads where industrial conditions  will make them legitimate business  enterprises."  Sentence   Sermons.  In life, as in a football game,   the  principle to fallow is   Hit the line hard  Don't foul and don't shirk, but h:t the  line hard.���Roosevelt.  One man is as good as a millinr.  when he stands lor a -.'real tiuth and is  clothed with its authority and majesty.  ���E. H. Sears.  Joy is a partnership,  Gri.f weeps alone;  Many guests had Cana,  Gethsemanc-had one.  ���Frederic Lawrence Knowles.  Corporation   of   the   City   of  Phoenix.  Municipal Elections 1906  Voters'Lists.  The following perilous ore entitled to have  their mime* ploeed on the Voters" Lints lor the  Municipal Klectlons for the year 1906, for Mayor,  Aldermen unci School   Trustees of the City or  riiocuix. ���     ���    -   ���., ���. ������  Anv male or femnle beluga British subject of  the lull aire of twenty-one years who    ������'������,'���  1. Is the owner of renl estate ol the assessed  value of not less tlinn one hundred dollars or  a. Is the representative, being n resident British subject duly authorized by the directors of an  Incorporated company which Is the.assessed  owner of lnnds, or or Iniproveinentsof lauds  situate within the municipality, or  3. Is the h-i.der of a trades license, the annual  fee of which is not lest than five dollars, or  4, Is a householder, who has paid directly to  the Municipality rules taxes or Tees, (which are  not chargeable on land) of not less than two  dollars on or bcfsie the 31st day of December in  the year in mediat-ly prior to the day of nomlna-  Provldcd, however. Hint Iu the case ol the  holder of a trades license or in the uase or a  householder, lie 01 sire snail, during the month  ofDcueinber in each year, make nncl cause to be  delivered to the ��'ilyc lerk, a statutory declara-  twui set out In Heel 0113 nf the Muiiiolpal Hlco  tlocsAOt Amei'dnicilt Act, 1905.  Forms ofthe said I'eclnratfou may be obtained  Bl the olBce or the Cltv Clerk at the city offices,  Pliornix, II C ���    ���  D. J. MATHKSON,  <Jlty Clerk,  O-a-'-aTW-l-'a-tt-s-M-*-^^  i>. Burns &yCo..^��s' i  j! HEAD OFFICE FOR HOUNDARV CREEK, GREENWOOD, B. C. |  \\  ��� HEADQUARTERS, NELSON, B. C.    ,  |    ?....!��  \\ Markets at Nelson, Kaslo, Three Forks, Sandon, Slocan City, |  1�� Silverton, New Denver, Ymir, Salmo, Rossland, Trail, Cascade,  \! Grand Forks, Greenwood, Midway, Eholt and Phoenix:  j\  FISH, OYSTERS AND POULTRY IN SEASON.  |  )| AH orders receive prompt attention. J  *���'���'������ .'��������������� 5  jltmH0*^\t*fi4*n*+**ma  D. J. MATHESON,  INSURANCE ACKNT,  K1WK,  LIKE, ACC.DENT.  i''r>inii|li��Kl(i;iicr fur (mkliijr AI'lldttvllh   '  '   ' ' Ji.'  . .Phoenix, Ii. (;  ,  NOTICE.  Notice is he ruby ��� iven that. 30 days  after daw, I intuni'l to apply to the Hon.  Chief CoinmisHioiier of Land and Works  for a special license to ait and carry  11 way timber from the following described  lands, on the West Fork of the North  Fork of the Kettle river, about 56 miles  from l-ir-md Forks:��� market!.;'���' A. C.  Frasor, S.E. Cornt-r Post," running 80  chains west; thence 80 chains north;  thence 80 chains cms*, and 80 chains to  place of coininenet'tnent; containing 640  acres.  Dated July 17th, 1905.  A. C. FRASER, "  H. A. ALLES, Agent.  , NOTICE.     ..  ,  Notice is lierebv given that, 30 days  after date, I intend to apply to the Hon.  Chief Commissioner of Land and Works  for a t pedal license to cut and carry  nvsav timber from the followingdescribed  land*B, on West Fork of the North Fork of  the Kettle river, one mile south of A. C.  Franer's claim :���Commencing at a post  planted on eoutheast corner, running 80  chains west; thence 80 chains south;  thence 80 chains east, and 80 chains to  place of commencement; containing 640  acres.  Located the 17th day of July, 1905.  K. R. (ilLPIN,  11. A. ALLES. Agent.  B E E R  After trying all other kinds of beer those who  want the best come back to the Old Reliable  ��� l-ABST.  Made in the Largest Brewery   in   the   world,  its sales exceed that of lilU.Qlhefs.: ^I'he  only'  Beer, and ALWAYS PURE.  Jas* McCteath,  Boundary Agent       -       -       '  COPPER  The new edition of the COTPEK HANDBOOK lists and desuribes 3,311 copper mines and copper mining companies, in all parts of the world, coveiiii-j the  Klobe, these descriptions ranging from two lini'M to 12 pages in length, according to  importance of the minei*. The descriptions aie not padded, but give �����lctH "' Upmost condensed and get-at-able form. ,.,.',     ti- . n    ='  There are also fifteen miscellaneous chapters, devoted to the Historv, Ui^s,  Terminology, Geographv, Geology, Chemistry, Mineralogy, Metallurgy, Finance?  and Statictica of Cdpper.'rendenng the volume a veritable encyclopedia of the hu�����-  ject of Copper and everything pertaining to the metal.  It is tho World's SUndsroVReference Book onYC'o'paer���".._...        <      Y  Everv Miner, Prospector,* Invr Btor, Banker, and ^Broker heeds- tli�� b<>i.k. I'lice  is*5,in Buckram binding with gilt top, or $7.50 in full  library   morrocco, and the  book  in either binding, will be Bent, fully prepaid, on approval.-toaiiy a<l<lre��8.in  the world, 10 be paid for if found satisfactory, or may returned within a.wcukni receipt and the charge  cancelled.    ArldrtBc the Author and Publisher,  HORACE J. STEVENS, 36 Post Office Block. Houghton   Mich., U. S.'A.  Application to Transfer Liquor Llccnae.  NOTICE is hereby given that I intend  to apply at lhe next meeting of the  board of License Commissioners of the  corporation of the city of Phoenix, B.C.,  for the tiansfer "of the license to sell  liquors at retail on the premises known  aa the Central Hotel, corner of Second  street and Old Ironsides avenue, Phoenix, B.C., now held by me, to John Anderson and Gus Henrickson.  Dated at Phoenix, B.C., this 17th day  of October, 1905.  (Signed)  August Jackson.  THE COMFORTABIX WAY.  S. F. & N. RY.  Dally  '   Leave  8:15 a.m,  8:15 a.m.  8115 a.m.  8.15 a.m  8:15 a.m.  Ex. Sun,  PHOENIX  Spokane. Seattle,  Everett, Bellingham  Vancouver Victoria,  and all Coast  points   Spokane, Ferine,  Winnipeg, St. Paul,  Minneapolis ........  Grand Forks, Republic, Curlaw, Marcus and Kerry (ilid.  way) :...;.....  DaUy  Arrive ���  6:05 p.m.  6:05 p.m.  6:05 p.m.  Northport. Rossland) $  Nelson .|      J K  Kaslo, eandou...  Connecting at Spokane with the famous  "ORIENTAL   LIMITED"-  i'-OAILV OVERLAND .TRAINS���2 -.*.  '.',:'  From   Spokane for  Winnipeg, St. Paul,  I Minneapolis,   St. Louis    Chicago: and - all I  points east. *tr [  For complete information,   rates,   berth |  | reservations, etc., call on or address,  M. M. STEPHENS, Agent,  Phoenix.  S G.YERKES.A. G.P.A.,  Seattle.  George Evans  Painter and  House   Decorator.  PHOENIX, B. C.  Sign Writing on short notice.       :       Estimates promptly furnished.  rANADIANo  V^1>A,C1.FI'C'KY.  "IlrHEN buying OVERALLS Bee  |f that they bear this label It  is a guarantee of their quality..;.  Overalls bearing the ," BUQK  BRAND " are Union made, by your  own countrymen, and as nearly indestructible as -its possible Jo  make then*. They are manufactured by the pioneer woi kingnityi's  outfitters of the West. Men .whoss.  know western condirions and re~  quirements from having lived the '���  life of the westerner. A-k for  "BUCK BRAND" overalls and ti.ke  no otlfer.'        .       ".       .       .       .  Wm.J.Mcffiastera5ons,  Ltd:  MANUFACTURERS  VANOCUVER, B. C.  RATES  EAST  [Round  Trip.      Three   months''limit.  rrirri-iisiL'iRiir  TC^QNTO,  MONTREAL,  ��� '   ���*4&-'z.-,k$i37Zr~*.     -.. ������''��� >  And principal points  ONTARIO AND QUEBEC  Corresponding rates to all points in'  MARITIME   PROVINCES,  f .'1 NEW   YORK  and  NEW   ENGLAND..  On sale daily,  December 4th to 3ist.      :,  SI-IAVINC. PAUI.ORS  ANb BATHROOM.  Hotel Balmoral, ., '  Cor. Firsts Knob Hill Ave.   I HOENIX, B. C.  KingEdvvard Lodg��, rV6:36  A. F. and A. ]\1.  K ck"1'"' coiiiiiimilcnlloii 8 p. in     >,,..  oiul TliurNduy ofcncli month '   "  KVJ'r,Ke.,lt ir,*-'���,���,���(-��������� ,��''<,��ll*'cliMn>oiiU  Hull, Mclliile Mlock.' >  A. IIII.l.IKR,  Secrelnrv.  OHO. It.Ill's-,  VV.,\!,  $i.'--0;0, F/  SNOWSIIOK I.OIXIK rfi.4  Meets every Moudny Evening  at   I In rely   ||i,n  VUltlug brellivrircorcllally inviltd.  . Trios. Johnson, N  ii'."1''-.  ('110. R. Mkau,, Krc'Dcci'y.  ��� ���.;.����� 7;*.��� 11.  VA';fei*Willloni��nii,'l'<:r. l-'lii. H.i'y  UNION  PACIFIC  ^OREGON  Shoi^tLine  and union Pacific  . .ONLY  LINE  EAST   VIA  Salt Lake and Denver.  Two Trains Daily.   ;  Steamship tick'etB to Kuropeitnil ottiei  foreign com..riotu  -/���  Leaves  Daily  Spokane Time Schedule.  Effective Nov. 3s rooj  AiTiv.-  IJaitv  7.35 a. ill. FAST MAirv���Tu and  rroin.  .    ;: -   ������.... 'Coeur d* Alene district, Farm���  ;    J      ���  Ingtou  Ga'rjletd.'i.olfnir Pull-.  mail, . *Mo��covvi   ���Pomeroy,  WaliKutitg, Dayton, Wall a  1  Walla, Feud etoti, Baker City  and all points East 8.00  1:30 p. 111. EXPRESS��� Var I'nriiilnKloii  Garfield, Colfax,   Pullman  - , .   Moscow,I,cvviiitoii, Portia nil  r  San Francisco, 1'akcr,City  and all points EAST.  EXPRESS ���From all points  East; Hater Cily, San l'rau- ;  Cisco, Pottla'uil, Colfax, Oar-  field and FarmiiiKtou ..11.4un.111  ���Except Sunday.  ''   SHORT/LINE TO CA Id FOUN IA.  San Krancisco-Poi'tluiid Rome.  Steamers sail from Alusworth clocc, -Portland  at 8 p. m. and from Spear Street whurl, Sanl-ran  Cisco, at 10 a. in. every five clays.  .  For further itiforniotiou  as to rates, linn;  trains, equipment, etc.. address  GEO, J. MOHI.KR.Geiieral Agent,  Riverside Ave., Spokane, WkhIi  IU  Phoenix Shoe  Shop.  .,  ' AllYiH'ork Y(JuaraiiU-��-d.  "'   *    Imported Goods.  HNK BOOl'S ANIISHOKS  MADE  TO   ORDKR.  PRACTICAL,    MIMKR.S'   A  til) f >'h  ;   rECTOUS'-SIIOKS   A.  SPKCIAI.IV.  0: For detailed inforiiiution, lir.it class  or tourist sleepur reservation-', apply to  local agents, or write lo  V      J.  S. Cw-ikk, I). 1*.   \/.  * Nelson. B <'.  t'hoil  011    Dominion  Avenue.  Average Price* ot Copper.  '      ' ���"'������New'York^-  Electrolyllc.               I.n  ke.  Month.  "UIU4    1905       1004  l!lt)5  Jannarv..  .12 410 16.05    12.5M  15 12.S  February..  .12.003 15.010 lL',245  15.130  March... .  .12.208 I5 2tH 12 250  15 045  April.....  .12 1122 14S��18 13.121)  1c Oil)  May   . 12.758 14 027 13 000  14.8V0  June ....  12.209 14.073 12.3911  14.812  July..:....  .12 270 14,888 12 600  ln.t 05  August....  .12.342 16.79    12 408  15.73  September  .12.404 15 9tJ5 12.620  15 97S  October ..  .12.994 Ki.3��    13:117  10.44  November  .14.283 10.080 14.455  10 85  December -.  .14.000 .....    14,850  rYear   .12.820     12.9510.  WAN 1 F.D.-MKil AND \V('<j!.-..v WITH  conimocs;l:ool cduc;.iiuu. tlmt u.-��� Urcd of  vvorklns: for small vvhitcs. to ciualily u3 salaried  ad wrllers or shovv-enrd writers throucli our  instruction by innil. Prices low: term* easy: no  books lo buy. Send for circular, stallnir where  you stivv this ad end which position v r>u vviint.  INTKHNATIONAI. Cobuccpondunc;: ���,s-no.:i-S.  Scranton. Pa.  And Boundafv Mining Journal  -    Is published in the heart of the greatest,and most productive gold-copper camp in the Dominion of Canada.  ���^  In five years more than 2,500,000 tons of ore  have  been   mined  and  smelted here, with a valuation of over $12,500,000,    And ��the  industry  is  only in its infancy. r  The greatest mines of the Boundary are at Phoenix���not one or five  miles discant, but in front of, behind and beneath the Pioneer' office. Consequently, from our vantage point we believe tlie Pioneer can give you the  best, latest and most reliable news of the mines and smelters of the Boundary.  The  Pioneer  is  worth fio  per  year���but  it costs only $2,   if the  coin comes with the order.     Mane all orders  payable to the _.'..���'': *  Pioneer  W. B. WILLCOX^ Manager.  Phoenix^ British Columbia  ih  "*����, t^mii^wuM^i'tna^^^^^if^^^  ^^motw.wmwbw'M' ���vfisxms  ���;-i3;-.*;;''*: j  ���atom -WKWX^WVOSfSBSBSL  ���iri-irr��rir��*iii'rii  C.P.R.MEN  AWAKENING  Buying   Right of  Way  Similkameen.  Into  Big Roads May Have Race,  After All  The Most   Delightful Way To Cross The   Continent  T  niiiixh Salt Lake City, ��'li-nwood SpringD. Utu.lvlll.-. I;in-,lu,  CVIoradu Springs and Denver.  /I Dayygiii Ride Tiiroudii Ndimrs m Gallery  ('���������"ibu ("ar-lle-C'iile, Ciimoii of The Gntiid, TeiniHwsiM- l'u��s.  Mu��luil l';iH.i iiinl llie lioyul Goiyc.  3 i*Vqs* Trains Daily Bef, Qg en and Denver 3  ���    Equipment andctvice   Sicond to None  "'..;    .sKB.K   NO  KUKTIMCR,   l-'OR  BUTTER CANT  lili  FOUND.  I'.i'- Detailed 1 iifoi'liiii.l.ii>ti,  AV    O. VI   It :II)K. vi..-rr.fiMl A/-"Hi." lil rnirl *\.n��- .  I' Hi I'LANil. imKi'0\'    '  Q* ���vS^/Sv��^,��^^^^'^^'^'9^��'^'e' ��V^/��VSV^V��V"P  * Gait Coal      | Hay, Grain,   |  delivered to any part of  tbe city.  Oath, Wheat, Fkko,ktc.  I.ar"e stock.  <��  Good Dry Wood.        <��      m  " ������ PALACE LI VERY STABLES  MURDOCK McINTYRE, Prop.  :' Knot Hill Ave.,       oldS"r        Phoenix, B.C.  "j|_ ���.,.  The comfortable way is via the  GreatNortherr* Railway  Close connections   for all points  East and   West  wi'h 2   MODERN   OVERLAND   TRAINS in  either direction daily.  Fur clelal'td i..forinalloii ti|iplv to  M.M. STEi-iiENS, Aiient, or S. G. Ykrices, A.G.P.A.,  '���������':��� I'hoeuix, B. C. Seattle, Wash.  S   S   "DAKOTA" sails from Semite for lhe Orient March 17, 1906.  S   S   "MINNESOTA" sails from Sea'lle lor the Orient February I, 1906.  Do You Want to Save $25 in Duty?  .  .Then buy the. .  OLIVER  TYPEWRITER  Made in Canada..  A Standard Visible Writer.  nhicli itive.s lVrf-i't Work in I' vf.lioili-.-l  time Willi the greatest ���''if'-- "f   l'.Mn.lion.  Write for Oiitulciri  PIONEER PUB. CO., Agents. Phoen.x, B. C.  4 ���^^���������������^ ������������������������ >���<  . ��.�����������������>��� ���������������<���>������  tPSeee��^ood Stage Line j  Leave Phoenix    -     9.30 a.m.]  Leave Greenwood      ��..30 p. 111. J  Standard Time  X  Prompt Attention to Express and Freight.      |  The arrival in Princeton on Monday last of J. H. Logan, C. P. R. purchaser of right of way, caused a genuine sensation in the usually placid "old  town," says the Similkameen Star. As  soon as the object of his mission was  generally known, gioups of men could  be observed discussing with ardor the  probabilities of. two railways reaching  Princeton at llie same .time.  Mr. Logan stated without equivocation or reservation that the C. P. R.  would build through the Similkameen  as last as money could do it; thal'the  line would touch Princeton; that he  was paying froiri $5 to $icc per acre  according 10 classification, and that he  was ready to issue agreements to purchase lo all through whose land the  railway line ran.  On his way to Princeton, Mr.Logan  bought right of way wherever owners  could be found, intending on his return from ; here to finish the work.  Leaving here after two days spent in  negotiating for right of way owned by  settlers, eight miles up Onemile, he returned to Penticton. From there he  goes lo Nicola and will buy righc of  way down Onemile from that end of  the valley.  The oft-repeated threat made by the  high officials of the C.P.R. that the  whistles of their engines would be  heard in the Similkameen valley as  soon as those of any other line, now  seems likely to be carried cut.  Having in recollection the significant utterance of President Shaugh-  iiessy two years ago at. a Rossland  banquet that the C.P.R. would build  into the Similkameen by a route that  the public had no thought of and suggesting Ruby creek, below Hope, as  lhe diverging'point, a clew is obtained  to present activities in this section.  The C.P R. undoubtedly intends hav^  ing an alternative route through the  Rocky mountains, and the link from  Ruby creek to Midway, with one or  two short connections in the Kootenays, would supply a continuous all-  rail rou'e when constructed. This  route is tonnage-producing, from start  to finish.  The coal holdings of C.P.R. officials  at Piinceton indicate that this place  was long ago contemplated as an objective point for the railway. Moreover, as the center of a large contiguous ore-producing, district, no road  could afford 10 pass Princeton by.  Meantime ihe Great Northern is not  idle. A large engineering staff is now  covering the V., V. & E. from end to  end. A party arrived in Piinceton  this week under S. S. Cranshaw to  begin the work of locating the line  west of Princeton along the'Tulameen  river. Amburn's party is working east  along this river, the two parties expecting to meet at or near Welldo. Tracy's  party is now working west from Hope,  having completed the Hope mountain  section. He will meet the party coming east Irom Cloverdale near Chilli-  wack. All these parties will remain  in the field until the whole of the V.,  V. & E. is located, which is expected  to last all winter.  A. E. Baldwin, chief of the mountain survey parties, returned from  Hope last Saturday, where he had  been inspeciing Mr. Tracy's work. He  THE PIONEER'S  Little   Biographies  Boundary Mining and Smslrihg Men.  VI.  W.T.SMITH.  came back via Nicola.  J. S. McCAGUE, Proprietor  .!  �����<*���<*.��������<'>������������������>���*���  hoenix Livery Stable  William Matheson, Prop.  Everything New '^^^^'Z^j. j  Delivered to any part ol'the city. j  Entire Outfit New and Up-to-date.    A share of tiie public  patronage solicited-.     'Phone 37. J  DOMINION AVE., COR. BANNER ST.,          PIIOKM-N,  l>. ^- |  IMPORTANT MINING DECISION.  Recent Judgment uf tbe Supreme Court oi  Canada la' Noted - Mining Case.  Word has been received from theSu-  preme court in the well known -.ase of  Docksteadet vs. Clark. The highest  Canadian tribunal practically decides  th.it in deciding prime location cuses  technicalities will not prevail. Specifically the court finds in  location cases.  1. That 70 degrees is loo great a  variation to allow as an approximation.  No exact limit was fixed, however, 97  degrees was the point involved.  2. That a location may be wholly  on one side of a location line.  3. That a location line may traverse any number of claims.  4. That a discovery post may be  located even en a crown granted claim;  as much ground as may be lawfully  covered by the location is to be allowed.  From a,mining standpoint-the finding is one of the most important ever  oiven in the Dominion. By consent  the decision governs thirteen other  pending actions.  An Institution of Ihe Boundary.  Extensive improvements have been  completed at tbe Boundary Ironworks  at Grand Forks The foundry building has been doubled in size and new  tiiachineiy, consisting of a nnmmoth  planer, a lni'ge improved boring, machine, as well as a great quantity of  boiler machinery, 1ms been installed.  The foundry now employs some 2c  men, and does most of the casting and  repair wink tor the three Boundary  smelters, as well as the various mines.  At present it is filling an order for  some hiiil'-dozen unproved slag cars for  the Greenwood smelter. The Boundary Iron Works was recently incorporated into a company with a working  capital of $2 > oco. It is now one of  the institutions of the Boundary.  'lhe first mineral location in the  Boundary is credii-J to, William TY  Smith, who is still largely interested in  this section, and makes his home, for  the most part, in Greenwood, having  been part owner in some of the most  important mines in this section.  Mr. Smith was born in Scott township, Ontario, and at the time of the  building of the C. P. R. to the Pacific  coast came to British Columbia, crossing from Golden to Eagle Pass in the  autumn of 1884, arriving at Revel-  sloke when the town consisted of one  lonely tent, the right of way camp  being at Eagle Pass.  In the fall of 1885 Joe Morris, the  locator of the War Eagle mine at  Rossland, with Mr. Smith crossed the  mountains from Kamloops to Colville,  Washington, the latter then a prominent trading point, using the old  I )ewdney trail for the most part. In  the following spring they started for  the Grant's creek placers, but owing  to discouraging reports brought by returning prospectors, stopped on the  Kettle river at a place then known as  Eholt's ranch, now the town of Midway. This was Mr. Smith's introduction to the Boundary district.        c  That summer and tall they did  some prospecting in this section, and  the next year, 1886, Mr. Smith made  what he says was the first location of  the Boundary district, naming the  claim the N< ncsuch, now one of the  Republic group, in what was then and  is still known as Smith's camp. This  was not only the original mineral location of the Boundary, but it is today  the oldest recorded claim on which  work has been done continuously in  the district.  ' In the fall of 1895 Mr.'. Smith became associated with Messrs. Earrel  and Midgeon, of ( onnecticut, respectively president and vice-president of  the well known Parrott Company, of  Butte, Montana. 'They acquired the  Siemwinder, Standard and a quarter  interest in the Phoenix claims in what  was then known as Greenwood (now  Phoenix) camp, and the Emma group  in Summit camp. Mr. Smith took  Mr. Farrell over the Old Ironsides  and Knob Hill ground, ?nd the latter  remarked that undoubtedly there was  a large body of ore on that property,  but that conditions at that time did  not justify his taking il up.  J. C. Haas, M. E., of Spokane, and  Mr. Smith made an estimate of what  ore could be produced at that time  from this camp, as Mr. Haas was considering the advisability of erecting a  water jacket copper furnace. However, he later sold his interests to  Mann & Mackenzie.  In the following yearG.W. Rumberger, who had valuable mineral interests here, and Mr. Smith went to Toronto, and in conjunction with Mann  & Mackenzie formed what is now  known as the Dominion Copper Co.,  Ltd., which included lhe Brooklyn,  Stemwinder, Idaho.Rawhide,Standard  and Montezuma mineral claims, in the  heart of this camp.  Three years ago the Emma group,  one-quarter interest, was purchased by  the Hall Mining & Smelting Co., of  Nelson, and later the balance of the  interest in this group was bought by  the British Columbia Copper Co., now  operating the Emma group, as well as  the Mother Lode mine and the Greenwood smelter.  During recent years Mr. Smith has  operated a number of properties in  this section, in which he is still interested to no small extent.  DON'T NEGLECT A^plll  Neglected Colds Lead to Consumption.  SSI   How Consumption Develops!  Nine etuMM of consumption oiit: of ten  occur In this w��jrj';;<'- .���':  A person catches cold. The cold Is not  properly eared, and. another cold:; is  caught. YYv:-'...YYY- '���Y-'S-V-Y':  This cold t* dilly-dallied with, eithe*;,  by no treatment whatever or some treatment that Is ineffectual, and the cold  continues.'/  Then another oold la caught and a  cough develops. Cough syrups are resorted to, but they give only temporary  relief.        '������"Y':;;Y'Y\ ������'.''.  By and byY the patient: gets tired of  taking medloines and cough syrups and  'gives up in despair.      - ������. ;Yv'YA.4  The cold continues to derelop and the  cough grows worse.  Then the doctor is called in, only to  discover that the patient is in the first  stages of consumption.  It was Jnst in this way that Miss  Powell, of Aurora, Ind.,. became sick;  She caught a cold, and not considering  it sorloas, neglected it, thinking as  manyothers do, that it would "wear off."  However, It clang to her tenaciously,  and in two weeks she found her health  in a serious condition;  Portunately, Peruna had been brought  to her notice, and she took a course of  this remedy before it was too late.  In a week the cough and cold were  broken, and a three weeks' treatment  completely restored her to health.  This is what Peruna is doing all the  while, "Not a day, and probably not an  hour passes in which some one does not  have a similar experience with Peruna.  Cure the Sllfht Colds and Avoid  Consumption.  .The first step toward. consumption is  a cold. The next step is a failure to cure  it promptly. The third step is the development of catarrh, which gradually  becomes chronic. The fourth step, the  catarrh begins to spread from the head  to the throat, then to the bronchial  tubes, and finally into the lungs. It is  then consumption in the first stage.  ... At any time during the progress of catarrh, from the first onset of the cold to  its final settlement in the lungs, Peruna  can be relied upon to stop the disease.  If yon have taken a cold, buy Peruna  without delay. One bottle In tbe beginning will do more good than a half  dosen bottles after the catarrh has  fastened itself on the lungs.  HMUsanda of Testimonials.  We have on file thousands of testimonials from people who have been  cored of catarrh of the lungs by Peruna.  We can give our readers only a slight  glimpse of the vast array of unsolicited-  endorsements we are receiving every  month. No other physician in the world  has received such a .volume of enthusiastic letters ��f thanks as Dr. Hartman  for Per-an*.  About 4.000 Tons Dally.'  The shipments of ore for the Koot-  enay-Yale districts amounted last week  to 28,684 tons, Boundary 23,470,  Rossland 3,353, Slocan and other  points 1341. Trail smelter received  3974 ions, Hall mines 646, and Marys-  ville about 300 tons.  Trail smelted ore of 13 mines in  Rossland, Boundary, Republic, East  Kootenay and Slocan. The chief Slo  can-Kootenay shipments for the week  were : Eugene, 376 tons; Sullivan,  about 300; Hunter, 75; Snowstorms-  La Plata 51, and Queen 44. The  total nnmber of mines shipping for the  week was 30.  Dissolution of Partnership.  Notice is hereby given that the copartnership heretofore subsisting between  the undersigned, as livery stable keepers, under the firm name of Mclntyre &  McDonald, nt Phoenix, B. C. has been  this day dissolved by mutual consent.  The business will hereafter be carried  on by Mtirdock Mclntyre, bv whom all  debts of the old firm will be paid, and  to whom all outstanding accounts due  the old firm are to be paid.  Dated at Phoenix, B. C, 0th December , 1905.  (Signed.) Alex McDonald.  YVi tness: Murdoch McIntybb.  Frkd Bouchik.  This cut represents our Men's 10  inch Logging Boots. They are made  from genuine French Calf Leather  throughout and have Rock Oak soles.  They have outside counters, pegged,  and have standard screw reinforcing  all round the sole.  We are justly proud of these boots.  They are the best footwear for their  purpose ever manufactured, and cost  no more than ordinary logging boots.  MANUFACTURED BY  J. IKK CO.. in  VANCOUVER, B. C.  Hospital Doulioas  Lidt of Donations received since Jan.  1st, 1905, to the Phoenix General Hospital:  Cash $lo..._ R. Hoirell  Cayh Jas..... ��� -J.' B. Macaulay  Cash Is A. F. Berry  Book Sue   ....A. E. H. Clark  Bed Linen,< dot. Hospital Ladies' Aid  Cash |jo - E T. Bank  Cashflo Jas. McCreath  Cash J35. Canadiau Rand Drill Co.  Spring Cot ��� A. B. Hood  Maple Ryrup - .���.....A Friend  Gentleman's Dressing Gown Mrs. J. B. Boyle  Old Linen - ���Mrs. I. Crawford  I Box Books Mrs B. A. W. Hodsres  Cash $30    A Grsncl Forks Friend  Dominion Copper Co.. Full Set Koilei Tube.  Cord Wood F. Buck leas  Latest Mlnlnr   Stock Quotation!,  ASKED  American Boy        i  Ben Hur  1%  Black Tail  - 3  B.C. Copper  $8 so  Canadian Gold Fields  4}  Cariboo, Camp McK (ex-div.)   Center Star  35  Crow's Nest Pass Coal   Denoro Mines -   Dominion C'oppar  50  Fairview ���  3  Kisher Maiden  3  fliant   a  Granby Consolidated- .._..Jlo ao  International Coal���   30  Jumbo  37  Morning Glory   1  Mountain Lion..  4  Montreal & Boston -   North Star, (E. K.)  1  Payne  *H  Quilp-  5  Rambler-Cariboo     35  San Foil ....I -~  'X  Sullivan  8  St. Eugene  48  Torn Thumb -  a  War Eagle Consolidated  33  Waterloo (Ass Paid) _ i��  White Bear ���  Hi  SID  aK  J7S��I  3  1  59 JO  37  30  3  4  *3 .  7  46  1  aa  MINERAL ACT.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE. j  "Rex," "J.A.T.-," "Monte CristoFractional" and  "Toothpick Fractional" Mineral Claims', sit-  nate in the Greenwood Mining Division ol  British Columbia. Where located: - J.A.T. "in  Greenwood Camp and'.'Rex," "Monte Cristo  Fractional" and "Toothpick Fractional" in  Greenwood Camp.  TAKE NOTICE  lhat I, J   L.  Martin. Free  Miner's Certificate No. 8911507, intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Record) r for Certificates of Improvements for the  purpose of obtaining Crown Grants of the above  claims.  Am further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance  ol such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this :7lh day of November. 1905.  J. L. MARTIN.  MINERAL ACT.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  "Dexter   Fractional,"   "Pilot Fractional"  and  "Log Cabin Fractional" Mineral Claims, situate in the Greenwood Mining Division ot  Yale District.   Where located: In Greenwood  Camp.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Isaac H. HaUeit, agent  lor Thomas Roderick, Free Miner's Certificate  No. B85476; James Marshall. Free Miner's Certificate No. B91550; James McNulty, Free Miner's  Certificate No   B85475, aud Daniel Bresnahan,  Free Miner's Ceitificate No. BS5S58, Intend, sixty  days from the date hereof, to apply to the Mln-  ler for Certificatesof I -~  pur  above claims.  ing Recorder for Certificates of Improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining Crown Qr  i rants ofthe  And further take notice that act'on, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance  of such Certificate cf Improvements.  Dated this and day of November, A.D. 1905.  I. H. HAIXBTT.  J. B. MACAULAY  CITY SCAVENGER  Leave Orders at City  Clerk's Office.  jijujt  PHOENIX, B G.  When You Smoke���Smoke tbe Best  "Kurtz's Own"  "Kurtz's Pioneers" or  "Spanish Blossoms"  The choicest cigars made. Ask  your dealer for them. Manufactured uuder the Blue Label by  Kurtz's     Pioneer  Cigar Factory,  148 Cordova St., W.,  VANCOUVER,     -     -      B. C.  THE  RATHCONA  NELSON. B.C.  B. TOMKINS, Manager.  COLUMBIAN COLLEGE.  Founded 1892���Incorporated 1893.  NEW WESTMINSTER. B.C.  Provides a Chriatian home for students of both sexes at moderate rates.  Has a preparatory class for junior stud-  'ents, doing grade public school work.  Does high school work, confers all high  school privileges, and prepares for teachers' examinations. Teaches all branches  of a Practical Business Course and gives  Diplomas. Gives a liberal education 111  its Collegiate Course and in the Ladies'  Course tor M.E.L. and M.L.A. In University work, can take students through  the complete Arts Course, and the degree of B.A. can be obtained from Toronto University, which the college is in  lut affiliation.  For fuller information and terms write  Rev. W. J. Sipperell, B.A..B.D , Principal ;or Rev. J. P. Bowell. Bursar.  lie Leaftf Hotel d tie lookup  Special Rates to Commercial Men.  Good Sarnp-k Rooms.  Wedding invitations and announcements promptly executed in the latest  styles in the Pioneer Job Department. I  EASTERN T0W>vSH'i:Pi> 'BANK.  DlYl4��;nd   Jfto. K.  Notice is horobv.given that a dividend  of four per cent, for ths* current half year  has beenduclarou upo:i the paid-up capital stock of this bank, and Unit the  same will be payable at the head office  and branches on and after Tuesday, 2nd  duv of January next.  The transfer books will bo closed from  the 15th to the 30th of December, both  days inclusive.  By order of tho board.  JAMJIS MACKINNON,  t'eneral Manager.  Sherbrooke, 5th Due, 1905.  c  1 ��� ��� ���  J o ��� a  SANITARIUM, Arrow Lake, B.C.  *SB**C. The most perfecty appoiuted hca th  and Pleasure Resort iu the West, with a com-  plctesysteni of Baths���including Turkish aul  Russian. Open the year round. The curative  properties of Us waters are uuequaled.  For CuriL-.u all Rheumatic. Nervoui aud Mus-  GularTroubles.  For Uealit: g all Kidney, Liver and Stomach  lilmrutj.  For Klimluatif gall MetalllaPoisons from the  'rstem  The rraudeur o! the scenery is unrivalled  If ountains,snow peaks, forests,lakes,waterlalls,  '���oatinf, yachting, 6ihlt:g. shooting, excursirns  tennis. Its winter climate is unsurpassed for  mildness- HARRY MclNTOSH,  Pioprletor.  JOB PRINTING,  JOB PRINTING,  fOB PRINTING.  \Ve do the kind you've always been in  search of���and do it right.  Piohssr Pub. Co.,   -   Phoenik, B.C  vf ,-������'' '-���.  .mm.  MP  ���mm  mm  tili  fmMk  i.vi^^i?';'i!;'  '!*$*?#*  ^aV'j'*"*-**  '���' ���WW,'"*.***',  feip  "i   1       .o--  ..1'  ���  :    ���-i��i-3.W  .. K.-'Wi?'.'  YfY'l&P  "���.-r./JVlr:  '������������..;���,*������  t-r:?TK?&3gg&*$ ths phoenix p$0M8B&.  ^jl&t^l ::'&^  In and Around Phoenix  corner Knob Hill Ave., tind Firat St.,  PHOENIX, B. C-. ���  New and Up-to-date, ''J. * MeMASTER i  Centrally located, jf, > Proprietor.  Good Sample Rooms. r -" t r .  ,0<>0<K>000<HKH>o<H><KH^  Dominion    Hotel  Old Ironsides Ave, -       - Phoenix,; B, C  This is the largest hotel in  the  city  and *  >... has been improved and refittedpbeing well  adapted for mining and * travelling men.  Bar ' well stocked with choice goods.  Dining Room under personal charge of  the proprietor,  Telephone No. 77        Mrs. P. L. KcKelvey, Prop.  ���oO-OOOO-O**  r  THCONi.VFII-IST-CI.ASS   AND   UP-TOOATE  HOTEL   IN   PHOENIX  .1*4.�����������*���.�����������������������  HI* f��OM   OSU.M   TO   ��� ����" ,  .  ���IBT IMKI   MOONS  IN THS  souNoaav  ���  osvoaiTi  o��iat   horthish  ���TATIOM  ���a-maooua " in' conmiotion  JAMES MARSHALL, Proprietor  Ipboeniy, JB.<L  Lowney's chocolates at Boyle's.  Dey, the Jeweler, guarantees all  repairs. '   ' !  Purity first consideration  by  Boyle  the Druggist!  The days  are  now   beginning   to  grow, longer once more.  Dr. Mathison, dentist, at his office,  Bank block, January ioth   to 14th.  Largest and best stock of Cut Glass  in the Boundary.���Dey the Jew.lur  I     For prescriptions put up a> lhe doc-  1 tor orders, take them to  the Thomas  J Drug C6.  If you have not registered for the  coining city election, today is the last  chance.  New and second hand goods bought  arid sold hy R. J. Gardner, successor  to F. W. Hart.  1 Over a ton of printing paper has  been received wi'hin the la t few days  by lhe Pioneer.   Y;.  D. J. Malhesonhasall kinds of calenders on hand and will.be glad to let  you have one for the asking.  Clark & Binns have jusl receive a  large consignment of willow and reed  rockers, prices ranging from $5 to $14.  Alex < Strachan, who fell from the  curling rink several days ago, is better,  bift will b-s laid up for some little time.  The Pioneei* wants clean white cot-  ten rags, and will pay a good price for  them. Don't be backward about coming forward with them to the Pioneer  office. ��� .,__ '.',���..  Boyle, the Druggist.  A Happy New Year to all.  J. L. Martin will  buy International  Coal shares.  The old reliable,   Boyle the   Drug  gist.  Just received  a  large  selection  of  fine Cut Glass.���Dey the Jeweler.  Prescriptions a specialty at Boyle's.  The best is the cheapest���especially  in drugs of all kinds.  See the Thomas  Drug Co.     ,  Dr. Simmons, dentist, will be at his  office, Hotel Balmoral, from January  9th to 13th.  Prescriptions quickly and carefully  compounded from freshest drugs by  Thomas Drug Co.  Hotel Brooklyn���Headquarters for  miners and mining men. Special at  tention to; Dinner Buckets.  Monday, New Year's day, being a  public holiday/the bank and postoffice  will be closed, the latter being open  for delivery only from 12 to 1 p, m.  Joe Sturgeon, formerly of Nelson,  has taken over the bar and billiard  rooms of the Dominion House, and  has thrown them open to the public.  Wedding invitations and announcements promptly executed in the latent  styles in the Pioneer Job Department.  Special Christmas services were held  in the Presbyterian, Catholic and  Methodist chuiches last Sunday, and  Monday, with a large attendance in  each.  The flavor, essence,  nutriment and all that's  food in prime beef con-,  centrated.  This ia ROVRIl,  ���  It requires eight  pounds of prime beef  to make four ounces of  BOVRIL.  Use it in the kitchen  for economy as well as  the palate's sake.        m  BOVBILl  FOR RENT j*  On Long Lease *  Delatiay Building  SIXTEEN ROOMS  Apply to  WM. DELAHAY  Phoenix, B. C.  PIPES 1  The finest Assortment of  Pipes and Smokers'Sundries in  the Boundary Country, for Holiday Presents, to be found at  I. ALMSTftOM'S,  Dominion Ave.  CALL AND SEE!  MAPLE   LEAP   RUBBERS  BEST BY TEST  t  .���^^������^������^���������������������*l^'��l^'��*****^****'**#**********    . ____^_������  me���,*. .      At mexesTBO.  D. J. Matheson  PHOENIX, B   C.  Agent for the Strongest Fire  Insurance  Companies in  the  World.  Royal Insurance Co.  Norwich Union.  National of Ireland  London & Lancashire  Western Assurance Co.  Uhion Assurauce Co.  Queen Insurance Co.  Phoenix of "Hartford. "  mm  Respectfully    Solicits   a   Share    of   Your    Business.  ���$m!  srasttH  **&*&  Monday evening quite a few went  over to theY Mother Lode mine, where  they enjoyed the annual Christmas  tree and ball. Tbey report having  had a royal time.  J. B. Henderson, in charge of; the  construction of 'the. Ponningtbh sub  station lure, expects-to have the building completed in two.or three weeks  more, when "the' sut-station at the  Granby smelter will have attention.  Miss Annie Evans, aged 24, died  Christinas day.at the hospital of typhoid fever, having been ill about a  month. The funeral took place in  Greenwood Thursday in . charge. of  .the.Knights of Pythias, of which her  brother was a member. Miss Evans  came out from England in July to  keep house for her two brothers, who  reside here, and-the case is,therefore,  a peculiarly sad one.  . Hbllfev Railway Rites. /  J  For the Christmas holidays' the  Canadian Pacific railway will issue  tickets to and from all stations, Port  Arthur to Vancouver, including branch  lines (and Kootenay steamer lines) at  rate fare and one-third return. These  excursion tickets will be on sale December 22, 23, 24, 25 and December  ,29> 3��> 3'�� January 1, good for return  tiil January 3, 1906. For rates, etc.,  apply to any C.P.R. agent or write J.  S. Carter, G. P. A;, Nelson, B. C.  Thanking   our   patrons   for   the  liberal patronage we have received  during  the   past   year*  We wish them the Compliments  of  the  Season.  Do not overlook the first skating  carnival of the season, at the Phoenix  rink next Monday night-���New Years.  A long list of prizes will be awarded,  which are now on exhibition irt the  window of McRae Bros. & Smith.  A man named Currie was brought  before his worship, Mayor Rumberger,  on Thursday by the police, charged  with being habitually intoxicated. He  was given-just time enough to leave  town to search for the work he claimed  to wish. ���  James Dewar, of the Hunter-Ken  drick Co. staff, leceived. the sad intelligence this week of the death of  his mother at her home at Dalhousie  Mills, Quebec. Only last week he  had a telegram telling him of his  father's death, both parents . being advanced in years.  For the last two or three weeks both  the C.P.R. and Great Northern have  broken all their good records for getting passenger trains into Phoenix on  time.- Some think the heavy holiday  traffic had something to do with it.  From this on there should be an improvement.  One of the greatest times of the  winter is looked for on the evening of  Friday, January 12th, when the opening" ball will be given in the new  Miners' Union hall, for the benefit of  the building fund. All parts of the  Boundary will doubtless be represented on this occasion.  The- Royal  Billiard Parlors  :���;   *  HOLIDAY CONFECTIONERY.  We have the choicest lot  of WEBB'S FINE CHOCOLATES ever brought to  Phoenix.  It is put up in dainty boxes  and   packages,  especially  for  the Holiday Trade.  TAKE   A   BOX   HOME  WITH   YOU.  ��� .-"���'''������  PIPES, CIGARS  And Smokers' Articles are  also most acceptable presents  for men. See our. Stock,  which is large and select.  J. LECKIE CO. LTD.  Selling Agents for the West  VANCOUVER, B.C.  Real Estate and Mines  Houses to Kent, City Property for Sale, Shares in'all the  leading mines bought and sold.  Information   about   Phoenix   and   the  Boundary country given on application.  Dominion Ave;  Telephone No. 28  & Phoienix, B.C.  ISaaEOrrESS'^Sasr.S ^&8iB&SmuXJVm ��*..-��������   Under New Management  i^.^Bl|l HoteTAIexan-der  NEW YEAR  Standard Brands  for the Holidays  R. V. Chisholm, Prop-  Conducted in First-Class shape.    Choice stock of Irrigating  goods.  Special attention to dining  room. * I^rge,   airyc and  well   furnished rooms.  ���     , ,     . . Phoepix. B  C.  Dominion Avenue  a^^a-**  CORPORATION OF THE  CITY C^PHOENIX^  Public notice is hereby given to the electors of  tbe mutt cipality of the City of I'hoeuix, that I  require the presence of thesaid electors at the  city office. Dominion avenue, Ph-jehix, B C.,011  the 15th day of January. 1006, at 12 o'clock noon,  for the purpose of electing persons to represent  them in the municipal Council as Mayor and Al-  derin n, together with two' School Trustees for  the City school district of Phoenix.  Tlie mode of nomination of candidates shall be  as follows:  I The candidal. �� shall be nominated in writing;  ] the writing shall be snb-cribed by two voters of  the municipality as p oposer and xecoudtr. am*  shall be delivered >o the returning officer at any  time between the date of the notice a.id 2 p.m.  ofthe day of the nomination, and in the event of  a poll b irg necessary, such poll will be op-ncd  on the iStlr day of J-nuary, 1906, at thrcity office,  nfcm-naicl, and will be kepi open from qu in. till  7 p m ,ol which*e ery person is hereby required  to lai e notice and govern h'mself accordingly  The persons qualified to be nominated for and  elected an the Mayor of Mich city-hall be such  person* as arc wale Biitlh sutjects of the full  I age of twenty-one years, and are not disqualified  I under any law, and have been for the sis. months  next preceding the day of uoiniuatiuu the registered owner iu the Land Registry office, ol land  ! or real property in the city of the assessed value  j on the ]ast municipal assessment loll, of our  thousand dollars or.mote, and who are.otherwise  duly qualified as municipal voters  ���*.  ��� ..-ll��-.l   ,n  h* ,m���  Boundary Side Lights  E. A. Black, jeweler  r-...-.,.^   e-'it".- TJIJ/-II7M1Y    H   C.  FIRST ST.. PHOENIX, B. C.  {   4UUI1DCU tt> lllUltlvi^at   .v.-..-  The persons qualified to be non.iuated for and  id as Aldermen of such city shall  elected as Aldermen of such citysliau be inch  persons as are rrale Biltish subjects ofthe full  '-���--��-- ��-- -���-�������� a���A nr. not dlaiualified  persons as are traie unusn suuicvu. ����� ..... .....  age of twenty-one years,and are not dlaiualified  under an]'law, and have been for the six months  next preoyMug the day of 'nomination ih- icgis-  tered owner 111 the I��aud Registry office, ot land  or real propertv iu the city of assesjed value, on  the Inst mui'lcipal assessment roll, of five hundred dollars or mo e. and who are otherwise  qualified al municipal voters  Any person being a householder Iu the aid  school district, and being a British anbject of Ihe  full age of twenty-one years, and otherwise qualified Tiythe. "Public Schools Art" to vote at nu  election of School Trustees lu the said school  dlstrlc', shnll be eligible to be elected or to serve  as school trustee lor the said school dlslilct.  fliven. under niyhand at Phoenix, B. C, the  27th day of December, 1905.  D. J. MATHESON,  Returning Officer.  The Greenwood skating rink has  been opened for the winter.  George McD. Hunter is the new  instructor at the Boundary Falls public school, coming from Kaslo.  The B. C. Gazette contains notice  ofthe creation of a new licensing district, to take in Greenwood riding.  With one furnace at the smelter in  operation, and the other about to blow  in, business is improving at Boundary  Falls.   .-.: '>/",';���  Work is now proceeding with the  construction of the new V., V. & E.  station building at Ferry, near Midway. '  Greenwood" Odd P'ellows and  Knights of Pythias will install officers,  on the nights of January 2nd and 3rd  respectively.  Alex Robinson went over to Vernon  from Greenwood last week, to be married to Miss Effie.Zellah Mills of Hed-  ley, during the holidays.  Patrick Burns, the cattle king, was  thoughtful enough to send a telegram  to every one of- his stores on Christmas day, wishing the employees the  compliments of the season.  Renault's 50 Year Old Brandy  D. C. L.  20 Year Old Scotch.  Genuine Peach and Apricot Brandies.  Olorosa Sherry.  Robertson Bros.  & Co.  Port   Wines.  ������ Old Valley " and " Mount Vernon "  .American Whiskies.  Imported and Domestic Cigars.  As made by the prerent brewer is admittedly the  Best Btvr in ihe Boundaiy. With the Best Malt  mid ihe Purest Spring Water it is unexcelled for  quality.     Insist   011   having  PHOENIX   HEER.  T  I Phoenix Bffe-w&ag C��tflsiiip.'a^y  HINER..& SONS, Proprietors  Office; and Brewery, Banner St.  ���-*��-���-���-���-���-.���-'���-'���-������-'���-�����-<���-;���  GREENWOOD LIWR ���0.  Importers,  GREENWOOD, B.C.  John Gay nor, a miner, died Tuesday at the hospital of pneumonia, after  being sick nearly a month. He was  about 34 years of age and came from  Lucknow, Ont. His 1 datives were  wiied and a brother from Dululh is  expected to arrive here tomorrow to!  take the remains hack with him. Gay-'  nor had been employed lit the Granliy  mines about two months only.  1  I Church Services Tomorrow ]|  Methodist���Class meeting at 11 a.  m., Sunday School at 2:30 p. m. evening service 7:30 p. m. Tuesday evening at 7:30 Junior League. A cordial  invitation to all these services. Rev.  C. \Vellesley Whittaker.  St. Andrews' Presbyterian Church,  Preaching Service tomorrow at  7:30 p. m. Sunday school and Bible  class at 2:30 p.m. A cordial welcome  to all.    Rev.  Samuel  Lundie, Pastor.  Catholic���Church of Our Lady of  the Good Counsel.���Divine Service  eyery 2nd and 4th Sunday of each  month. Holy Mass, 10 a.m. Sunday  School, 2:30 p.m. Vespers and Bene  diction, 7:30 p.m. Father J. A.  Bedard, O.M.I. Pastor.,  Church of England���Services, ist  and3dSundayin each month, 3p.m. by  Rev J. Leech-Porter of Greenwood.  n-.-.iw���..id>-,jti ���'���.jj ���,jg.'",ja'"'J3"fja  ^ ^      THE  m  1  1  (���  ���>  '���  a  '9  0  t  (���  '*  (9  '*  If  1  >9  PHOENIX,  B.C.  (Qp jf   . aiia'd iiPiG.s��t saitwSatckiry  |i w     G!i��*i'Rg. iim -F'ln^r.i*.  WHO SAYS SO? Hundreds of satisfied  customers. If you don't oelieve it cowrie  and examine goods.  A Ml Ltae <d 'U.a^&r��-vyca.��r<f ^&i5r% ^fe^, f iftS^te^  iust arrived.    All new seasonable goods at o-ld  and Cheapest prices.  TMOMAS efLQWH,  Men's Wear EiscIwsivGly. knob hi"i.ra  II'RNIK I*1' OCfc"  KNOB 1II1.I. AVE.. PHOENIX.  J *~"'    L :^':^ ;^ :,c" ^r ^r.  >l  ���fl  ��$.  im.  *  DOMINION AVENUE.  w  fa  Mens Suits  Men's Hats  Men's Shirts  Men's Shoes  Ladies' and Children's Goods  If Yofi WaQt a nice nobby and up-to-date suit you ft-ill  find a choice selection iu our line of men's stjlish clotliini*  for winter. We sell the kind lhat wear well and look Bell.  a's SMrts You will find it hard to duplicate our handsome line of men's shirts, in golf and negligee with attached and detached cu��Ts plain and pleated bosoms.  Men's Hats A large assortment, just in, of thesis- ns****-  fall blocks, in Black and Brown, also a nice tai-iga of  stiaw and linen hats.  Men's Shoes Our line of shoes is coinpWtc, you cliowild  see them before purchasing. Our patent ctilf dre>"�� fil'iar"  and oxfords outshine them all.  Boy Suits A new iot of perfect filling norfolkft  :  piece suits, stylish.  See our line of Ladies' Waists, Ladies' Shirts, L.wdfc'i-' &>:��)  Ladies' Shoes, Ladies' Linen Underwear, C'>iiW:*i*!-  Wash Dresses.  Girls' and Boys' waists.  AliM  li,  *  '''][������  Ml'  d ^       The  Win. Huiitef Co. Limited.  ill  -.#  4P

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