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Array 7  r-""-"" ;���. !  ��� ���.More.men are--working :  .:' in the mines of ^        jj  :        PHOENIX j,  ; : Thau, iii all other Boun- :  '���' j dary camps combined,    j  i.~ "*" '""  xn^t^ ^:-!..^%  #>>**  m  I.  Vol. II.  "Money Saved, is Money Eanied,"  is an old saying; therefore,  If You "Want to Make Money,  ,_,  WITH      =  Devoted to.he htaest, of fe Boundary Mining District  : The I'.i* roll oi  [PHOENIX    '  :    Is laigc- than, i hat of  ��� am   other   Bouwiai)  ��� (Iain j i  t..^..���,������,���..���..  it  Largest Stock at Smallest Prices  ^Satisfaction Guaranteed or Money Refunded.  A COMPLETE STOCK OF  GROCERIES!  Hardware and Crockery.  c  Large Selection    of   STOVE    and   COOKING  RANGES, ETC.  Charles Johnson Was Carried OH by Pneu.  monla Wednesday.  Christmas night a miner, employed  at the Brooklyn mine, whs* taken down  with, pneiiiiionia, and early the follow-  ing morning he passed over into tlie  great beyond. Such is the brief history of his f-uddcii taking off,  Johnson was, ij.s far as known, a  single man of about 40 years, without  friends or relatives in the country.  'J'wo years ago he was a member of  Rossland Miners' Union, Later he  was employed at tlie Oro Deivoro, and  last summer or fall at the Old Ironsides. ! When the Brooklyn started  up, a short time since he succeeded in  securing employment, where he was  down oh tb'c books as* A. W. Johnson,  He had  worked but two shifts, when  OF. ������::::  $15,00 0,000  New Consolidation of Minerj:  ".'������ ,'?-QrayesInterests    -  WILL PAY DIVIDENDS SHORTLY  !NSnu.tW   WINNIPf-G   AlACHINERV.  Y S'mreiioJtlcr-s Now Cdnj; Attenei One Cent  ��� Per Sliure.' ... ..'.   .  ;.    At ,'i meeting of ihe directors ofthe  j Winnipeg Mine-.-,.Limited, held at tin.*,  mini- recently, it .''as'decided to notify)  j-.hai-'clu'ildcrs ofYlbe levy-,of  the. first  1 -.isw-ssiiit'i:!.iii'.ohe cent a share.   Wcli-  rirdTJewin.iiv secretary  of the company, slated  1 kit by  ilie end; of (lie  month the; regular force would l)Cback  again at  the   mine, and  the  iii'ei.t- more  vigorously  pushed  ever, . ���"'"' -'  .    I1'  than  QN CHRISTMAS DAY  Phoenicians Generally Observ-  ������������;.;���;���.���./:ed It.  MANY   PARTIES  AM   GATHERINGS  iViOordon, the company's physician, Granby   Consolidated iMinintf, Smelting & Power Co., Ltd.,  examined him, found  he had  a bad '"-...,������-    ,  .,     .~.i��>������������'������..     -i P'      ~,       .   >-  case of pneumonia and nsitwn* ��".i Title of New Corporation���Pour Phoenix Companies ���  A-     I ������ ...  case of pneumonia and asthma, and  sent him at pnee to the hospital at  Greenwood last' Tuesday evening,  Everything jiossibleWas done for him,  but the diseasecarried him off early  Wednesday morning. ,  No one here appears to know, where  Johnson's friends or, relatives can be  found, so that they can be notified of  tlie sad event  Holiday Entertainment.  .. As we are going to press the Holiday Entertainmentis being given in  Miners Union'hall, consisting of the  following program: ;        ������  I'funoSolo..... ..Mm. Keith  Solo............���....,���... ,.,, <*co. S. McKcntic  Club ftwingliiK,.,...���;.:,.........MIh* KiUlli Kichurd*  Solo (with guitar ucconip.* .....J. I'. Ileweiiway,!  to be Merged Under That Name.  ��� .   . '.'!;."'������ ,   ��� -. '-.  Some little time ago tlje Pioneer per annum,   and it  ated that n-'-""-'""'''  ������"������  '������'���- '  "ACME" and "HOCKEY'  SKATES!  ������������������ *���������+���  Dry Goods,  Gent's    Furnishings,   Boots,  Shoes, Etc.  Ceneral Merchants, Old Ironsides Avenue, Phoenix.  Recitation  Solo.,...,....,...,....   U'liiKtl'iiK Solo..,,..,..'. .....AVard ;rx>-*try  Comic Sow; ....... , ..../\Y<Vv,8fmpi-on  Reading Riv. AiitItrr��o)i  Diklouji'ie by ��lx bacliloru and Mix maidens, entitled, "Why we have never married,"'  KnlldrivliiK content among'nix married ladies,  ' the prize to tw a Imndsoine calendar.  Weekly City Council Mectlnj,  At AVednesday's meeting of the city  council, all members were present  except Aldermen Clark and .Nfarshall.  The road tax and dog by-law was  read a second and finai time. After  January 3 a road tax of S- i** collectable from every male resident of the  corpoiation between the ages of 21  and 50.  It was decided to reduce the tax on  telephone companies to $50 per year,  providing phones' were furnished free  to the city.  The city reported having received a  check for $r,oso from the provincial  finance  minister,  being the   amount! *���  stated that arrangements \ferc ,<u>ijj  made for the consolidation'of the several companies operating in this camp,  controlled by llie Miner-Circvcs.syndicate. Details of the consul dation are  now available, and from them it is  learned,'.is was to be expected, one ofn,,^,, ������ t|ie  the.strongest mining compapics opera- Jai"ici |)as |jee  tins; in British tY'nliiiiiMfi in ��r.i..  1.'..:-.-  s capacity   is  snon  li'ein  ting in British Columbia is now  organized. ���:������..'��� I '���,��� .���  ;l'hc history of the operat 6ns of the  four companies that arc to ip merged  into one, is familiar to many.   It is  well known that no nssociat on of'cap-  .Mr.r.B.Kerr, italists in Canada has been liipre siic-  ...Mr.:.chwicHer ccs.sful in it,s .flotation   that | each  of  ca    r-��"'"'* these four; and  what  is inbre'to the  point, and more interesting jto stockholders and shareholders generally, no  syndicate has been more successful in  exploiting   tlie, Hictalliferc'|s\ mines  which it has acquired. '���   :���  The new consolidated company,  now applying for a charter, is known  at tlie Granby  Consolidated  Mining  ore, it is need-  to lie doubled.    This      , v..  less to say, conies, almost entirely, from  the mines in and around I'hoeuix.  Will Pay a Dividend.  Jay 1'. ('raves tlie manager of the  Miner-Graves syndicate companies, has  been in the far east for some months,  ,'fhe additional ������'machinery'''ordered  lias arrived, consisting of a  ^o-horsc  power boiler, a 16-liorsc  |)owcr  hoisi,  a 100 gallon a niiiuite pump and jooo  feel of rails,    '1'Jic. outfit cost jf-'ooo.  ���Afte,r tiie insiallation of this plant development will be resumed on  the recent strike at the 300-loot level on the  north Xo. 2 vein.    From.'this vein the  last shipment made of 22 tons gave  1'ii'net return of. jf^C per ton, it is said,  principally in  gold.    It  is said  that  'future shipment's will be seitt  to the  Honmlary h'alls pyrilic smelter, on account of the adaptability of the ore for  this method of treatment, the Standard I'yiiiic Smelting company  having  offered the management a pretty 'low  rate.      '  All .Mine* Were Shut Down aad the Day  Was Given Over tu an Observance of Ihe  Great Festival,   "���")  cen arranging for the sale of  '��., the large quantities of 'copper Jmatte  'now daily arriving in New York city  from the syndicate's smelter at Grand  Forks.    Being   interviewed  lately in  .Montreal, he stated  that the copper  market was steady, and as the increase  I in production has fallen two per cent  below the average,   he   believed  the  price would be higher within the next  two 'years.". '  Mr. Graves said the Granby .Smelter  company has signed a three years' contract to deliver monthly 706 tons of  copper matte to New York,  and  High Water Mark. ��  .The public school of Phoenix closed  for the holidays last J-'iiday,  with .the  largest number on  the  rolls for one  day's attendance since it  was started,  a little over a year ago.    There were  1 62 youngsters'on hand that day���with  ���more to follow.    fi.  ���   Instructor Buckton thinks another'  room should be'provided with an ad  ditional teacher;, as it is evident that  he cannot begin to do justice  to the  children when they are packed in like  sardines in a box.    School  will open  again Monday, January 7th,  Phoenix Branch Ore Shipments to Date.  This week no -shipments were made  ������.-,,, AT r",""b] 1 that the filling of these contracts would  smelting andYl'mver  Co J Ltd., and  read) a  ^  tota, ofrroni��i,500,000  mil  have a capital ofJiS,������,������-'. to $2,000,000.    l " "   '  the important  tons to Liverpool... lie was reticent as! {mm p,^^" ^^^^"'^Z  to values,^but being, pressed, stated, was nwk-up,,)y extraorc trainson t))e  due the city from the government  for  taxes collected.  Christmas  Neckwear  Special Shipment Just to  Hand of the Newest Styles,  Blue Bell Started Up.  Early this week'John Dorsey, manager of the Lake Shore and B. C. Copper.Mining I)ev. Co.. which recently  acquired the Blue Bell and J. S. claims,  in Summit'camp, set a force of men at  work on the former. David Evans. is  the foreman in charge, and lie has  five men at present.  S  mostnrl^T.  T'^S ?��s.itivch' the nobbiest and  !Katf, Ne<*wear in Phoenix.     Bows, flow-  S T, liIindQfr-'Dei'.by's' FouHn-hands, and the  SeJS^iS"ng tle ia an endless "** of  ties��nS^rWhilet0lwk^^ this  st0^ of  L.C. Crawford  Of this ,$i2,_*,oo,ooo', will -jbe alloted  prorata to the shareholders' of the  four old companies, and $2,500,000  will remain in the' treasur)'.Y The old  companies are the Granby Consolidated Mining and SineitingfCo., Ltd.,  $900,000 capital; the Old' Ironsides  Mining'Co., Ltd., $i,ooo,oop capital;  the Knob Jlill tiold Mini4;*G0.,:Ltd.,  $1,500,000 capital; and the Grey  Kagle Gold .Mining Co.y Ltd., with  51.500,000 capiial. :The last, named  Xj formed about a year ago...   -  lloldinss ol tiie SyaJiciite.  ���  In  addition  to the smelter, water  power and  realty owned at   Grand  Forks, the syndicate also owns the following    ten  claims in    this   camp:  Old Ironsides,   Victoria,   Fourth   of  July,   Aetna,   Phoenix,   Knob  Hill,  Grey  Kagle,' Banner,  Tip Top and  Triangle.   The properties are all in  one huge block, adjoining each  other,  'and are'worked With power from  two  10-drill Rand duplex air compressors.  Altogether the development totals up  to nearly  five miles of. workings, in  Athelslan.......  Winnipeg.......  (iohleii Crown  Suowshoe   ("old Drop.....  Ilrookly   Old Ironsides-  Victoria.   Knoli Hill   H. tC. mine.,,....  "rota!...,i..'  Week  Cam  Approx  Tons  .  1,200  other days, making total of 154 cars  Year  Car*  *> '  ������J  l-o  6  1  &  Christmas   day   in    Phoenix   was  ���much   more generally  obseived   ihis  year than last.    In fact,   thii >ear ii  was observed  b)   neatly eveiy. man,  woman and child in 1 amp.   Ol course,  all the mines weie 1 losed for .1 day 01  two and the majority of  the business  houses did likewise.    The   meichauis  ���we're glad to have the opportunity, 101  tliey had been so uislied foi the  dajs  piwcdiiig that natine ie<|iiiied it.  The store in l'lioeni\ that did not  profit by the holiday tiade, is haid to  find. Ii you do find it; its card is  prolwbly not in the < olumns of tlie  J'ioiieer. .Some of the meichants  broke all previous recoids~,ind this  ivithout tlie. usual hotel and mining  trade. The (act is theie are moie  people/more mineis and moie families  ���that backbone ol any com.iiunity���  than there were a \ear ago.  The Christmas season vAUuiics began with the Chiistmas tree entertainment Friday night, Dec.   2 isr,  which  was a success, 'although the ladies of tlie  Presbyterian -chin cli, who had chaige  Of the affair; came out $10   behind.  Presents w:ere provided for  100  < hil-  dren, all whose names could  lie   had,  an (J their little heaits weie made glad.  The ..entertainment itself was al--o  excellent and the j oungstei s did  themselves and their instrut tois (redit.  Christmas'.'eve.   |.  !���'.   Hemenway,  >,075  150  .150  .'5-1  1-4-  5, V4  3.J3-1  68,Sio  18,483  .92,110.  Mr. Graves also made  announcement which  was not unexpected���that the enlarged  company would probably pay a  dividend as soon, as reorganization is  completed.  Cost of Smelting. ,  It is now given out, on what is con-  -sidered good authority, that M'r. Miner  recently stated in Montreal that the  cost of smelting at Grand Forks was  $1,90 per ton; of ore, and that ic was  hoped by increased economy to further  reduce it to $1.80: This,: of course,  refers only to the cost of tlie one operation of turning the ore into matte.  But even so it is acknowledged by  smelter men to be a great achievement.  The actual cost of smelting at Trail  and Northport has always been a.carefully guarded secret, but the last costs ^  published of the Hall Mines smelter at T THDnnrH THP n/PPfc' "*k  Nelson, gave the cost 'per ton at S3.9S, �� ' nKOUUn I ftC VYCCN. J  a big difference in favor of Grand #��������-���-������������������-.�����.���.���������.,..���...-~&  Forks, which is made up from cheap 'Vhlle '" >��ost o( the municipalities  water power,' self-fluxing ore, and iower   hereabouts, local political pots are  be-  fuel cost. j ginning to boil a bit,  and. prospective! Ptcsbyterian  church  in   I'hoeuix  When'it is   remembered   that the! eandidates are grooming for  the  fray, (well as others who su-ned  the t.il  Crcwn to Start in February.  W. J. Porter, one of the owners of  the Golden Crown, returned this week  from Brandon,- Manitoba, where he  went to interview his co-directors. He  states that the company is fully deter-'  mined on resuming operations on the  property in February if not before, and  that when it does start again there  will be no more shut-downs. ��� !  local agent for the Miner-Gi.ncs svn  dicate, entertained 15 or 20 friends at  his residence at a banquet, which was  furnished by the Knob Hill hotel iu  its most delectable sty le.  The same evening a ball was enjoyed  by a large number at   Mineis' Union  hall, given by. the  White  Cooks and  Waiters' Union No.   124,  which  ��a->  undoubtedly a success.  '.Christmas day a. number of Chriit-  mas'.dinner-iparticji'.\\ereg\\cli by those  fortunate enough to ha\e homes, where  those less fortunate enjojed theChn.st-  mas cheer.   .The hotels all  furnished  elaborate holiday dinneis also, witli ail  tlie fixings usually had at  such times  Over 100 turkeys weie presented   to  patrons by the  Hunter Kcndruk  Co  and Vaughan &-McInnes.  Altogether it was a mem and jovoiis  Christinas.this year in I'hoeuix.  ACCEPTED THE CALL.  Rev. J. Al. Millar is now Permanent!) Located  Here.  The members and adherents of  ,    ',..      -----   --_--- o-�� ��������� 1      ������"��->��� 11 I.-.   jc.-iiic-iHuc.-ieu , itiai  cue p""-"'11-1 "'c-.,iuuiiiwii; ior  ine   irav, 1 ivell as others  tunnels,  drifts,  shafts,   winzes,   raises j large ore bodies in the Knob Hill and   here in Phoenix nothing of the kind isi tliP iiov   I   \r  .Tiui    slntwe 'l'��.n    �����^m.i;���    ���r.���..    j .-j   ��� 1.   -.,- ......    _  ....      . - 1 lilt J\t��.   I.   .w  Gentlemen's Suspenders  111 almost every  and color ��ilr ���'"'''���"������������������ conceivable 'style  Per pair.'      ' atlU' C^    Prices froni 5<*  to $2.00  REAL ESTATE,  MINES and  STOCKS.  and  slopes  catres are in  Two autcmatic  safety I Ironsides enable the average cost of  use in the two shafts of 1 mining to be very nearly cut in two, it  the Old Ironsides, and a third is bein0  placed in the winze in the Knob Hill.  In addition to the above holdings,  the syndicate also owns a large share  is evident that a very low grade of ore  can be treated at a profit. In 10S  working days the smelter is said to  have treated 45,000 tons of. ore  from   1. ? _ t ��� *  &  .01 .the valuable part .of the townsite of which  was obtained   1.6-;o  "Til '   _     I       ��� - 1 i- - ! -���     J  Wolseley  un-  UNDERWEAR  KS^eS" fi"? frade��   Black, fawn and  k��ecs and e^lri11^ gUSSets�� sPliced clb^.s,  �� acknowledged ShAl^lt0 $9"?�� per Suit     Thi��  a full liueff^0^ t]}e best underwear made. Also  from $r.S^to tiP01Uestlc ^d Imported Under  ��� ���  ���". w w ?5.oo persuit.  $500  wear  ^mpe^^^^^rs'Union Made Overall  the"latthesai^",a few' d^s- We will sell  ���?00ds.   Euou^^^yP^ for, non-iraiou made  Sen you^rl tS ^��fei? department,  eat. wa��� the Best pf everybhingto  0ne^^^^^ Wishing  �����e, Phoenix, B. C.  Tire, life and Accident Ince.  Selling Agent Old Ironsides Townsite.  Granby, Knob Hill and Old  Ironsides stock for sale, quotations direct from Montreal  a n d Toronto Exchanges.  These stocks are bound to advance, capacity of smelter at  Grand Forks will be doubled  shortly. I strongly advise purchase of these stocks  now. rx,.  For Sale ��� Cue or- two  choice corners on Old Ironsides townsite, close in, also 2  inside lots for quick sale.  Buildings.���I am prepared  to erect buildings on Old Ironsides townsite, to suit tenants,        ...  Oil  I to 3 years' lease,    in any j knew their business, and iii  part of the business section.  If you want a location for any  kind of business, let me have  a talk with you.  For Sale���Lodging furniture for  sale and rooms to rent, very reasonable, excellent opportunity.  Pianos, Safes, Scales,'Typewriters,  etc., for .'-ale, snipped direct from factory at factory prices.  Phoenix, being the surface of some of  the above claims. This, it is claimed,  has been worth nearly $100,000 in  cash to the syndicate, the greater part  of it���all of the business lots, in fact  ���having already been sold at  and S600 per lot, over a year ago,  Is not Excessive Capitalization.  It may seem that the capital of the  new corpoiation is excessive, but when  the vast bodies of ore already blocked  out and in sight are remembered, the  subject takes a different aspect.  In his annual report,  given  to  the,  stockholders a year ago, readers of the j  Pioneer  will   recall   that  Superinten-i  dent Williams stated that in the. Knob  Hill alone,  above the tunnel    level 1  there were then 1,416,000 tons of  ore  blocked out.    He estimated the average at $8.37 per ton, giving a value of  $11,851,920.-  This did not take into account the  immense ore zones below the level of  the tunnel, which are now being exploited. Nor did the estimate referred  to include ore already blocked out in  the Old Ironsides and Victoria, which  is known to be fully as much more.  When the report was made and pub- j  lished, incredulous ones were  easy   to j  find, and old mining men looked wise j  and shook their heads.    Even   if  the  ore was there, it could hardly be mined  at a profit, with average values of $8.37  icr ton.    Hut the Miner-(>raves people  Mr. Williams they had a man who knew his  profession, and they kept right on,  living un to their reputation as the best  aggregation of capitalists, all things  considered, that ever operated in  Southern British Columbia.  In the year just gone Mr. Williams'  judgment has been proven to have  been sound and his estimates conservative. s\* a result, the syndicate's  own smelter is now running through  ore at an estimated profit of $600,00a  -,-j- tons ol  matte, the copper in-which alone is  claimed to be worth over, $300,000.  Dainty Holiday Greeting.  George S. Waterlow, Esq., of London, England, chairman of the Snow-  shoe Syndicate, has favored the!  l'ioneer with a Christmas card that is  unique. On the second page is a lithographic reproduction of a wash drawing, made by Mr. WaterlOw himseil  last summer while in Phoenix, of ai  view of the Snowshoe  property,   with!  Milla  will  the  as  t(i  be  A., late of  pleased to  yet apparent.     Whether  we  are yet! Norwich,' Out.,   ..,���   �����.-   incascu 10  too young in the sisterhood of cities to know that he has considered it  favor-  get the "hang" of the good,  old-fash-j ably and has formally signified his at  ioned   municipal   fights   at   election; cep'tance.    He now assumes ilieri-ities  times,   does   not   appear.    Put    the of the first regular resident mm ster of  chances are that die people are so well   Phoenix.    The induction sen ices will  pleased with the first short term choice  for mayor and  aldermen,   that    tin  some gentlemen will be returned iinan  imously on January 14th.  be held early in the new year or-when  the new church, now Hearing uiinple  tion,   is   ready,   when it  is c\pected  several prominent divine-, will be pies  em 10 take part in that Hint 'inn.  Mr. Millar is u man of both ability  and experience, having in his toiler-  davs worked in the mission fields from  appropriate  holiday  greetings.     The  work was done in Mr. Waterlow's own  establishment,   where   eight    or   ten  thousand people are cmplnyed  a dainty little souvenir  and  It  is  much  From observation the publishers of  this paper  unhesitatingly  assert  that  there is not  a   more enterpiising  or  jenergefie'lot of business  men   to   lie j the. far east  to our own west in tin  found anywhere than right in Phoenix. I mountains, and is not.an entire stran  They believe in  advertising,  and  on the belief.    They  also  believe  occasional changes in their advertising j oidiiiation he filled acceptably a charge  ���a good thing in itself. These; at Nerwich, Out., for six years, from  changes entail no small cost on t!ie| there going to England ami Or many.  Pioneer, but it is cheerfully In true: lorj to complete a course of studies, which  if the advertisers are benefited thereby, j places him in a high rank among the-  as ihev readilv acknowledge, the credit ��� best students,   besides  further  broad-  actjger to  the  needs of the .work among  in; ihe citizens  of the hills.    After  liis  appreciated. Many happy returns  the festive season, Mr. Waterlow,  you and yours is the wish of the 1  neer.  Phoenix Man Married.  Wednesday  evening  T.  A  of the new firm of  of   the    Cottage  Phoenix with his  Dniie  cannot fail to come  paper itself.  eventually to   the  hi-; personal��� exjieiiencc with the  Kcndell,:  Thonc:  Guitar:  Micks,  Hicks,  Gabriel  K  hotel,   arrived   in  )'ide, who   was for-  1     Dr.    Simmons,     dentist,  ! Hlock, Greenwood.     V. i\: X  I Xo. 96.  t     Mandolins,    Violins,    and  i from $5' up, at Greenwood Music Store.  I Copper street.  j     $.55�� will   buy  an  elegant  upright  ! piano new at   the  Greenwood   Music  merly Miss Emma Hugiil.   The home j Store, Copper street.  of both was formerly at   Pine  Grove,      $ -   (vlH   *H1V  a  ���0fHl  York  county, Ontario, the  ceremony | ^.^j,   (),.yan  ;]'    ,;i^|nviHlJ  tore, Prof. Paul Kaufmann.  ceremony  having been .performed in Greenwood  last week by Pew Anderson. Both  Messrs. Gabriel and Hicks  were  formerly officers in the 36th Regiment,  Canadian Volunteers, up to the time  iof their casting their lot in the copper-  Igold district of British Columbia.  The Pioneer wishes the newly married  couple lion voyage.  P. C. McArlliiir spent Christmas in  Rossland.  en ing  world.  The citizens of  Phoenix  weie  not  slow is realizing the style of man   that  had  come  into  their  midst,  and at  once extended a   unanimous  call   to  him, with the result before mentioned.  This   call   was accepted by   him he-  cause lie was not slow, either, in sizing  up the future   prospects  of tii.s   new  city, and fully agrees with the  general  opinion of the  people,   that   Phoenix  : has a very good present,and a wonder-  Dominion ; mlly bright future.  Music,     With such an able man as Mr. Millar at   the   helm, .the    Presbyterian  A meeting of those intei  1'hoenix Hockey Club will  night at 8 p. m.   at   the  rink,  the report of the executive  will be presented: all welcome,  iromptly.  WaX'I'KP���Tenant forlod^.  on Old Ironsides avenue. Will lie,  built to suit. Apply to !..(.!. Crawford.  Monday night there will be an S-  round glove contest at the Unite Concert hall, between Danny Dean and  Hilly Armstrong.  Assistant General Manager Flumcr-  felt   entertained   the    Phoenix   office  j force of the company at dinner at  the  ;ted in the1 Granby smelter on C!iristma-*J)ay.  le held to-1    About 60 men   are now  employed  where ion tlie llrooklvn and Slemwindcr.    A  - ���   |)0l]se; church should flourish and  become  power lor  good   in   this city, am.  1 citizens should show their   interest   i:t  the work by their presence at the ser  vices :mii :i willing support  rving on of tiie work.  tu the cai -  and Slemwindcr.  committee j contract will probably !  attend I the Rawhide tunnel, v,Y  -,eo ieet.  >e let to extend  Inch is now   in  Constable Darraugh Uis been ordered to (ireenwoo-J, lo take effect  shortly. The mine owners, ontsidr  the municipality, have wired an emphatic |)rolest to Victoria.  Joe I'ortcr. brother of W. J. Pom-r  was sent to Spokane Tuesday tu consult an eye specialist, a small piece of  rock having injured one eye, v. hilr  working at the Brooklyn.  mi  ���!#"���'������'  m  m  mm-  MJY  fW$  1  a -t> I'gii. m������a'-T- T-r-ir~.'*i"n7~*---1 "J '. .' ���***'*r,*l��'" ipmr-rt ���r-r.T"- TTrarmi iiwf. irn-1-.~ ��-��������� 1���7 -��� -���.���*���-;���- .���_'.' ���.����������� .����������� ������.������������p^tvempv^-^T-'rF~.-jT!.TyT. TP"*",- f^rmiu' *" T-" A7k. ��f'T'ITrTT.'r-'T ?? jy-^rir"-. *> -'jST?1  ^ fH.^*TB> BsKSa ;. "is- .*���- V. ... <--r ,.: i * ��� ������. ..S-.'.^-i L- .-. iV.".->. I- .���r-i-,. -f5*/.i-."r.'r- y ���;.���', i ...-' A-i'^-i ��.--, 7 ,r ���'.-.. . -.-i-.��#.,; - ... .���-.;. -.*.. .���t"-. ;.-. a *t=. '-��� --���>.-..'. .. .>, ,,-;>TV. �������� .�� ��� - ���.-',.-.:.: ��� . , '. "���,'��� 1,.'..-, . j- .- ���:.,  IS'SiMlW^JM' -   -i---. .VfjTj'ft in* ^.���^ ���.������ir ��� ���-'/ '���: J\.-.t- ���'.- ������,.-��� .�����-*>,_.���  .���,...^r, ,.fc. -, . ���j'i: .s,.-'"-���;��:. ���.-.,�����:*'. ;:: if.", s .    . ',,,���; -\ .r.t ;i-   ',--������     ���'���i-ir.-iiiN*i,.. .�������� .-.��� ,.-]-,. .tu f J.; -ii.-i*. ,# :.-rt-c't':-"- <��� * ?[������"������ ~;vi*t'���',.. ^.. .iL-i  Sli THE PHCJENIX PJQNEER.  BiMI��> OS **) IK UA1 VI Till'  PIONEER PUBLISH .Ml CO.  AT DIOKSIX, II  C.  (Tbe place uliere the sutiict are.)  W. B. WflXCOX. MANAacft.  roliinililu Tcicpiioue, Xu iu  VrnKin & Nelson Telephone, So. u.  St no  . i.JS  J.S"  r  [A  (  1.4  *UBSCIII1TI��VK.  for Vcor._    f-ls Moulin   To 1'arLlAuCoiiiililca   Jfjou ��f�� not n subscriber to this pajicr, tlilh  <��nn iucHntiou lu )ou to heron-r one,  ,*>rtvcrllsliiK rali-s furn lulled on application.  I.i'tfnl notices 10 nii.l 5 cents per line,  l'our weekly itinertluiin coiwlitule cine moutli'*  odvcili��iii|;.i'  '*'   i  1,  j  'JOB!     *  ft I1'  "���i-V ���"   - ���  ��� ���������������         -   ��� ,  ,. --  J900  DECEMBER  .     J 900  -Sua    Moil  Toes   Wed    Thu  I'rl     Sat  2      3  45       6  I  7     S  9   io  II      12     13  14    15  16   17  iS-   19   20  21    22  23   24  25     26     27  28    29  ���30   31  <tlNI(pN(jLyiLAbllL^  OREENWOOD-PHOEMX TRAMWAY.  "���  If"   ���  !i <  ff- J- ���" ������/ iv       * '  1 1    \ ! '*i *.  ll-^r* I- ''-*-���-���;  \Xs, c ���>���>. ... 5-V  |r,c-'c ,. -  IB til   �� ^J 1  lifi;'  *#:  M *  f-*  ' " ��.  ���y '*'-:'���  has been done towards the building of  a tramway from Phoenix to Greenwood  and other outlying towns.    The franchise, so far as lhe city of (��i ecu wood,  is concerned, was secured by the stock-  holders of the   Greenwood   lilec-f-ie-  Light Co.,',*fTid still have a certified  check on deposit for $5,000, that they  will build the line.   Hut for this little  ���check the   matter   might  have been  dropped during the dull times which  prevailed last summer, when it was  not easy to interest capitalists in any  ���enterprise.  Hut now things arc different. Two  smelters are almost ieady to treat ores  on Boundary.Creek���ores that will not  bear heavy Height charges. Low grade  ores in and around'l'hocnix are available, and the smelters want them.  Thus a goodly tonnage for a tiamway  is all but ready. '  .A.J. McMillan, managing director  of the Snowshoe syndicate, is now . in  London, and it is asserted that part of  bis mission is. to interest capital for  ' this tramway project.'^  It is more than  probable that~'\Xr.'  McMillan's, efforts  ,   will lie, attended^ with <.some degree  ''<jf success,'ana/that^a move towards  ���* construction*'will be made next 'spi ing.  ���    .' There is orie, thing,. however,* -,to be  reckoned with, and that is whether the  ^fvf  1  <r  -i -- n  C. 1'. R. will sees Jarge.. tonnage of  j ore slip through'its,fingers after'the  'immense sumssijeiit on .railway construction in^thlsVsectipn. ��� In 'fact)  .  there is already taifc of the'.C.  P.' R.  fcuiiding doivii from Phoenix to Green-  ���wootl.   , -  , . - '   .  In any event, it will be noted that  Phoenix is the" objective point, in all  this planning, which'in itself is';a most  ���significant fact,"/- ' '     -. ' ' *  This endeavor has largely been made  thought the Vancouver Hoard of Trade,  and it is given out that the proposition  is fa\orcd to some extent. Just what  benefit this would be to inland cities is  not made very clear, for the interests  of coast and Kootenay and Yale towns  are far from being identical, Hesides  this we have our own inland a��.s<><iated organisation that is quite able to  look alter matters of moment to business men of inland places.  The Nelson   Economist   puts the  case biiefly thus:  The Vancouver Board of Trade is  anxious    that    similar    associations  thioughout tbe province should unite  in foiming a provincial  board.    Cir-  culais have been sent out to sound the  feeling on this point and it is reported  that the proposition is favoiably received,    Heie in the Kootenays we have  our Associated Boards of Trade, and  if the identity of   that organization  would be lost by affiliation   with our  friends at the coast, the Economist  would say, don't affiliate.    The interests of the merchants and traders of  Vancouver are by no means identical  with those of the Kootenays���in many  instances they arc opposed.    If Kootenay can help the coast in any matter  of provincial interest, such assistance  may always be'relied upon; but when  it comes to a matter of local  concern,  we will be found solid for Kootenay���  first, last and all the time.   The board  oftiade at Victoria has monopolized the  nomenclature of the province by calling themselves, the British Columbia  Boaid   of  Trade.     But   there   are  others.  about 225,000 tons; up to. last Satur-  ady it was'<s 16,411 tons���so it will just  about equal the first figure by Decern  ber 31 st. Phoenix camp is today shipping at a greatei rate, and inside of a  couple of months will be sending out  ore at the rate of nearly 500,000 tons  per j ear.  WHAT TIIE EDITORS SK\.  ."on. Richaid McBride has returned to Victoria alter his tour of the  Mainland. The Minister of Mines  now knows something about mines.���  Vancouver World.  Rev. Joseph Parker of London now  feels that is up to him to run a  model newspaper a la Sheldon, for just  one righteous week. Tbe Province  begs to suggest that Rev. Mr, Paikcr  take the News-Advertiser as the subject  of his experiment, in the sure and  certain hope-thai be cannot do it any  haim, and may on an off chance improve it.���Province.  The nineteenth century is on the  brink of dissolution, and every one of  its years echo the fact that occasionally  the printer is not paid.���Ledge.  ���fH+HH*H+*H+-f-fl-H-H-l-+  ��� .. ���      ,        .   ���      j  -f  X  X  X  !  J.F. WALKERS CO.  Every thing in stock that  should be found in an Up-to-  date News and .Stationery  establishment.  Daily Papers,  Magazines,  Books,  Stationery,  Pipes,  Tobaccos and  Cigars.  DOMINION AVENUE  Phoenix, B. C.  Agts. for Spokesman-Review  FINE  WATCH  REPAIRING.  ALL   WORK  GUARANTEED.  GEO. E- DEY,  WATCHMAKER  i��� JEWELER...  Cirnveii-Willininh niiildinR  I'irht St., I'hoeuix, II. C.  I)om. IJx  .Money Ordi.ru for Sale.  4 i  !  ,f  DICK.   LORAH,  the popular Caterer, is again  in charge of the   ....  VaUGHAN & rici'NNlS,  Tl'�� Pioneer  ...Butchers  Op the Camp.  We handle all Kinds of Beef, Pork, Mutton and Veal.  Also Fish, Poultry and Oysters in season.  Your Trade Solicited.  Old Ironsides Aye.  Our Prices Are Right.  PHOENIX, B.c  ^  EDITORIAL COMMENTS.  The local newspaper is the best  friend any community can have, does  more to advance tbe material inteiests  of a town than any other form of ad-  venisment. Support your home pajwi  and you will come out winner.���pt.  Steele Prospector.  ������������+������+>++���+ + ��� �������+,�����++���������  1011 A SQUAKK  MKM.COTO,...  One of the best papers in the Kootenays for mining news is the Nelson  Tribune.  More copies of this issue of the  Pioneer are printed than ever beforehand they all go to subscribers.  Happy New Vearl And may it be  as it now promises���the most prosperous yet experienced by every person in  Phoenix.  In a short time a $15,000,000 company will be doing business in Phoenix.  Not many camps in British Columbia  can say as much.  Nelson's two dailies���tho Miner and  Tribune���are affording untold amusement lo their readers by their foolish  attacks on each other.' The editors of  both are old enough to know better,  however.'  Coal and coke for the Boundaiy  smelters could be supplied from the  Similkameen with a haulage of only  130 miles as against nearly 400 miles  fiom the Crow's Nest collieries.���  Princeton Star.  While Mr.. Krugcr is in Prance  denouncing the British for cruelty to  Boer women, .Mrs, Kruger is living  quitely at home under the= protection  of the British her husband denounces*.  The ex-president's acts belie his words.  ���Monti eal .Gazette.  A friend asked us the other day  what we thought Christ would do if  He was' running Tbe Herald. We  don't know,'but have an idea he would  go after those who are back on their  subscriptions.���Cranbrook Herald.  TURNING ANOTHER LEAP.  r   ^  -���-,,  LSI,,-  ."���' 'V ;?;���'���  *** "  a,  fe , i' ���  ���   Before the next issue of the Pioneer  is in the hands of its many friends the  ,.  rear 1900 and the, twentieth century  >   will have passed into history, and a  ,  new year and'a new'century will have  - iliecn started ori their way.   This means  ,  ' the turning ,of"a Jeaf of more than  ���ordinary 1 importance * to  all' of us.  -Usually New Years day is the occasion  ", -of new resolves to a large number, and  "it is "to bejioped that the, number will  inciease ratjver, than1 diminish at.this  * time.       . ,        *  ,  Phoenix is not very aged, if being a  Jittle over a year since it came to be  recognized as of more than jiassing im-  jiortaiice. Put that year has been one  ���<��f remarkable development, and the  promise forths'future is particularly  bright;' Phoenix has had its ups and  downs, ami doubtless will experience  them both in the future. All western  towns do.- They grow quickly for a  time!���|>erhaps too fast for their own  ��ood���and then cpmes a breathing  spell. If the resources are behind the  place, it is only a. question of time till  it assumes the position in the com-  incrcial world to which it is entitled.  ���It is now generally acknowledged by  all that Phoenix has reached that point  in its history where it is among the  greatest mining camps of the North  American continent. It took mining  men in general and the greatest railway in the world some time to appreciate it,���but both have at last arrived  At a realization of this fact.  The future for Phoenix is indeed  bright, and at this stage it requires no  prophet ta foretell that in another  twelve mopth this place wjll stand  bead and .shoulders above all other  mining camps in British Columbia.  The Pioneer invites its large list of  readers to make a note "of this.    .  Just now there is a rush for applications for charters for lines of railway  from the coast to . Kootenay. If it  keeps up, and anyone of the plans are  carried'o'ut, it.will be a great thing for  the Boundary.,-   ,  >'Can you think of a betterJJew Years  gift than a subscription to the Phoenix  Pioneer for your mother^ father, relative  or business associate back east? .Do  you' know of any paper you would  mther have seiit? ���        ���  >  If, the Victoria Board of 1 Trade  were to invite some friendly power to  clip its wings, it would not be undertaking fights beyond its strength. It  calls itself the British Columbia Board  of Trade, and in its twenty-first annual report, just issued in the form of  a handsome volume, it makes absurd  failure in the effort to live up to its  name.���N'elson Miner.  I ThcMint  ..Hotel  Fine Wines, Liquors,  and Cigars.  /  C. W. Thompson & Co.  1  PROr-KIRTOKS.  Meals at All Hours.  The B^t the Market   Affords   Dominion   Avenue,  PhoeStix, B. C.  Where he will be pleased to  see liis old friends and pations.  Bell's   Livery, Feed and Sale  S Stafcles ^  HARRY BELL, Pkoi'kh.iok.  J> Good Saddfc,  Pack and Driving Horses.   Heavy Draying. j��  Charges Reasonable.  KNOB HILL AVE, PHOENIX, B. C.  I P. Burns & Co.  PHOENIX  MARKET.  fwyfiiiii; Ibe Wf Affords j  ���si:rvti> in-  FIRST-CLASS ;-; STYLE.  R. LORAH, Prop.  PHOENIX  BAKERY.  , C. W. Greer, Propr.,  Is mnVIng Light, hweet nwl Wholesome  Dread, Vmicli, Kye or Grnhnm. I.eucc  jour orders at the  SHOP: PHOENIX STREET,  REAR MORRIN & THOMPSON,  PHOENIX, B. C.      ,  HEAD OITICK FOR nOUXUAKY CKKKK, GKtKNWOOO, 11. C.  HEADQUARTERS, Nil SON, 11. C.  ...JteiNiil Mail MUrIs,  Markets at Nelson, Kaslo, Three Folks, Sandon, Slocan City,  Silverton, New Denver, Ymir, Salmo, Rossland, Trail, Cascade,  Grand Porks, Greenwood, Midway, Niagara and Phoenix.  FISH, OYSTERS AND POULTRY IN SEASON.  All orders receive prompt attention.  NONE  -THAN-  The Greenwood correspondent of  the Rossland Miner asserts that Dead-  wood is the most lively, camp in the  Boundary today. Good for Dead  wood; but, Mr. Godenrath, it is quite  evident you have not visited Phoenix  lately. -. *  To Prepare M-uwscripi.  Write upon   the poses of a single size;  Cross jour "t's." and ueatly.dot your "I's."  On one aide only let jour lines be seen-  Both sides filled up announce acc-rdnnt gTeeu.  Correct���yes, correct���all that you write,  And let your iulc be black, your paper white,  For spongy foolscap of a muddy blue  Betfys a mind ofthe same dismal hue.  Punctuate carefully, for ou this score  Nothing proclaims a practiced writer more  Then send it off, and, lest it merit lack,  Inclose a stamp with which to scud it back;  But first pay all the postage on it,' too,  For editors look blank on "six cents due"  And murmur, as they run the effusion o'er,  "A shabby fellow and a wretched bore!"  Yet, ere it goes, take.of ita copy clean;���  Writers should own a copying machine;  tittle they know the time thofs spent and care  In hunting "copy" vanished���who knows n here?  Bear this in mind, observe it to the end,  And you shall make the editor your friend.  DEALER  IN...  A. McT^GGART & CO.,  Clothirig, Boots, Shoes, Rubbers,  Gents Furnishings, Etc.  Baldwin Block, Dominion Ave.  piiokxix, b. c  Phoenix Laundry  ���J. T. LAWRENCE, Proprietor   We make a specialty of Indies-Clothing of all��   Only Union Help employed.    Bundles Called  kinds, and havean experienced hand To- this | for ami delh ered promptly to eve y part ofthe  work.   Give ns a trial with your Fine Fabrics.    Slaty.  Send in >our Orde    1>    I>        .  BKST OF WORK CUARANTKKD. I  THE BEST  And that is what we have in  Holiday    Gifts  J. B. BOYLE,  DRUGGIST and STATIONER.  V. & N' rw.. NO 16.  CRAVhS-WIM.IAMS   lit OCK.  XKJIIT IIKI.I.  V. & N.;PHONI{ NO. 30.  Hotel Phoenix.  DOMINION AVE, PHOENIX, B. C.  The Pioneer Hotel.  Finest Brands of Wines, Liquors and Cigare always ia Stock  Comfortable and well Furnished Rooms.  First-Classc Dining ]toom and Attentive Waiters.  HARRY NASH, Prop.  Dominion Avenue, Adjoining Butte Hotel,  Phoenix, B. C.  A'correspondent in Grand Forks,  who is too much of a coward to sign  his name, writes to the Rossland Miner,  criticising the Pioneer. The facts stated by this paper must have hurt our  friend in the beautiful- valley of the  Kettle river*; '    .  The Pioneer estimated that Ross-  land's ore output for ��� 1900 would be  Holiday Rates by tbe C.P.R.  In connection with the Christmas  and New Year's holidays, the Canadian  Pacific Railway will put into effect the  usual local holiday rates of single fare  for the round trip; passengers can  purchase tickets on the following dates-1  December 22nd, 23rd, a4th and 25th,  good to return January 3rd, and on  December 29th, 30th, 31st; and January 1st good to return on January 3rd.   ���#  The incorporation ofthe Winnipeg  Mines, Ltd., has been gazetted at Victoria.' The capital is $1,250,000 in  dollar shares.  UNION HOTEL and CAFE.  and Banner streets.      -      -     -      .      Opposite Miners' I  Wines, Liquors and Cigars.  Corner Dominion Avenue and Banner streets  The Bar is Stocked  with Imported  GRAHAM & PRENDERGAST, Props  Opposite Miners' Union Hall,  Comfortable mid well-heated  ROOMS.  Knob Hill Hotel,  W. V. KEMPT, Manager.  Here you can find the best of everything that money can buy. Stock ��  of wines and Liquors cannot be S  surpassed.   Cuisine the finest.       ��  Carpets and Linoleums S  We have a fine line in all qualities and styles.  It will pay you to examine and get prices.  In Furniture--  We are constantly receiving the latest, from  the finest to the cheapest.  CLARK & BINNS,  Furniture, Carpets and Undertaking,  OLD IRONSIDES AVE. - . PHOENIX, B.  C.  Tlie W\i Columbian tfbclesale liquor Company. Limifed.  R. GREIGER, Manager.  AGENTS FOR   p^^t  Complete Hue of Bar Supplies.  ....GREENWOOD, B.C.  Phoenix Stage Line.  Makes Two Round Trips Daily Between Phoenix s i  and Greenwood.  Leaves Phoenix at 7.45 a. m. and 1,30 p. m.   Phoenix Time.  Leaves Greenwood at 9:00 a. m. and 4:00 p.m.  Greenwood Time.   Sundays, leaves Phoenix at 8:15 a. in.  and Greenwood at 10:30 a. 111.  McINTYRE & McDONALD, Props,  FIRST STREET.  Phoen  The  Only  DOMINION AVE.,  j   PHOENIX, B.C  Place in town where you can get a Well Cooked"  and Well Served Meal.  JOSEPH COOK, Manager.  SELLEVUE HOTEI  Knob Hill Ave.   Phoenix, B. C.  Hiard Parlor.  R. H. KARATOFSKY, Pi op.  FINEST BILLIARD HALL IN THE BOUNDARY. I  ,    mm AFFILIATE.  Vot some little time an effort, has  twK-n made to get ihe boards or trade  throughout sinc province to affiliate.  This'hotel is centrally located, newly built and  newly furnished throughout. Everything is first  class.   Bar stocked with the finest.,       :       :       :  EDWARD SIMPSON, Prop.  �� p��HOENIX     ,  BREWERY  JUUUS MUELLER, Proprietor.  Estg��a Fine  ��������eao����aea��aeae*e*oe��eo��r^ooo9������o��oo-��*eoe����ee��eo<��e  Choice Imported and Domestic Cigars and Tobaccos,  Pipes and Playiag Cards.  morrisox-anderson block, Cor. First Street and Ironsides Ave.   DEALERS IX.  HAY, GEADST, FEED, Etc.  All of our goods are now arriving by rail to Phoenix and we are, therefore, prepared to quote right  prices. No need to go to Greenwood or elsewhere.  Let us give you figures.    Wheat just received.  Patronize home Industry, and  drink Phoenix Beer.  Cor. Standard Avenue and.Banner]Street.  PHOENIX, B.C.  0O��SSJ   SLINN & McCAGUEi  AKERY y.������Sr*  Bread, Cakes, Pies, Etc., Fresh Daily.  IRONSIDES ADDITION, PHOENIX, B. C. Free Delivery. ������������' ������-��� -y  THE PKOKNIX PIONj.*.  X  FROM Fiff AND NEAR.  Tlie'*vSrCoionlst  began jthe  ^rd year of publication a few days  The new buildings erected in  Nei-  ,n the **ast year aggregate $300,000  value. ,.,_,���  Manager Marjiole, of the C. P- R.,  |ys the" Lardeau branch will be built  fext spring.  The Payne mine, in the Slocan, has  I dared a quarterly dividend of three  :r cent, payable January 15th.  Geo. H. Collins of Greenwood, is  ported to have sold out his ��� holdings  the Greenwood Electric. Light Co.  ul in the Greenwood arid Phoenix  railway Co. Y  Hon Mr. Sifton predicts that Brit-  ft, Columbia will produce in the next  years   $1,000,000,000  worth   of  fjncral.   This would amount to an  erage of $66,666,666. for each ol  e 15 years.  The Calumet and   Hccla has  250  iwer drills" at work.and nearly j 2,000  fen are at work,in   and   about the  nes.     These mines alone paid $j 0,-  0000 dividends in 1899 ^d $5,000,-  ? for the present year to date, ,y  fhc approaches to the bridge which  . Canadian   Pacific    Railway   is  the   Columbia river  completed,   and  that lime it has become quite general  all over rhe mining districts ofthe  eastern portion of the province. In  the development of mineral properties  one of the most important considerations is the preliminary '"prospecting"  by which the exact position, extent,  thickness and value of the. mineral  deposits are ascertained. This is done  by drilling holes from the surface or  underground workings, and then assaying the cores, which is a method that  does the work much quicker than drifting or sinking a shaft.  Should Change Its Maine.  The British   Columbia   Board   of  Trade of Victoria has issued its annual report for 1900.   An attempt is  made to cover the whole province; but  the task has proved  too  big.     The  report says that the smelters at Grand  Forks and Greenwood would soon  be  blown in.   The smelters at   Grand  Forks has not only been blown in, but  has been shipping matte for weeks.  Victoria is a progressive town in some  respects,  but   it   should change the  name of its board of trade.   The name  is   too' comprehensive^���Nelson'' Tribune. .'.��� ���������',."������'.  BUREAU   OF  PROVINCIAL  INFORMATION.  In order Hint the fiovrrmnent mny be In possession or definite liifonmuloii with,which to  supply lliOse scekiiig Investment* iu thin l'rov-  iuce, I am instructed to invite particular* from  those who hnv* uropertlen for sale, and who may  feci disposed to forward such particular* to tins  office fur the purpose in (mention  lit view of the propo __  ,     ...   ofthe.Ageiit General's Office iu   London,  Hun  early reorganisation  Liberal majority���50.  tiding across the   Lwuraom river Q   b  r  Rob'son,  are   completed,   and gSute'7"-"'"  Serial for t|,e abutments are now jg����--;: ��� ��� ��� ���  Imr taken in.      ��c work of con- ��ova ��co*,a ���. ���; ���  ingtaxui. ":     ���   m :     New Brunswick.  icting the bridge will occupy sev- p E-js,a,J(J  ",om^ ���..__-.���-- Manliobai';".?.'!  MINER-CRAVES IN TIIE SLOCAN. JJ-. \V; Territories  1.  I British Columbia,  (mated lo Have Spent SJO.MO ����� Rotklaad  Oroiip.  The program decided upon   by  the  !finer-Graves syndicate will* regard to  lei; Slocan property,  the Rockland  otip, lias been watched with  keenest  terest by the mining operators who  ive property  in   that section..   W.  olen Williams, superintendent of the  ndicate, staled to the Nelson Tribune,  hen approached on the matter:  "I am not able to give you definite  iformation as to' the  resumption of  oil: on the Rockland group, but it is  uite probable that active operations  "il be commenced on the prospect as  ��nas the snow is oflT.the ground."  J The Rockland is on   Eight  Mile  eel;, three and a half miles southeast  .Silverton.   The formation is a  belt  schist or altered   slate   with   large  )dies of milling ore, the values being  Lried princi|iaUy in arsenical  iron,      Paints  liliough some  cop|ier exists.     The orders in  |liner-Ciraves syndicate bought it from  tion.  Col.  Complete Dominion Return*.  7'he complete returns in the late  general election and the standing of  the two parties are as follows :'���������.  ''",UI��.     Cou  land, the desirability of having on file a list uf  farmland otherpropertiesfor sale, with full and  accurate detalis, M obvious. Propertiessubmitted  may Include farms and fanu lands, Industrial or  commercial concerns, timber limits, water powers  or other enterprises affording opportunities for  legitimate investment.  It is not proposed to recommend properties to  intending investors, but to afford the fullest access  to the classified listsand nil available information  connected therewith, and to place enquirers in  communication with the owner*.  The fullest particulars arc desired not only of  the properties themselves, but ofthe localities in  which they are situated, and thccoudltionsafrcct-'  Ing them. Tor this purpose printed schedules  wilt, upon application, be forwarded to those  desirous of making sales.  K. IC. GOSN'I'.M,,  8 :  Secretary, Bureau of Pruvinlcnl Information.  W.DREVEfi, Proprietor.  Will be open to the public  during the day, and from  7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. From  10 to 11 p.m, ice will be  used by hockey players.  Ice ready for use next Monday evening, weather permitting.  Admission, 25 Cents  it'll  *.'5a.. *A.-�� ti^\nWjii ami equipped llostlery in the Honudary Country  ' Prop. Dx>nmk>z>.- Ave., 3?'k��.enix,  This popular hold lias l>e<n refilled,refurnish'  ed mid thoroughly overhauled' throughout, and fur.  nislied with all the modern hotel conveniences. I.o.  cal and Long Distance Telephone connection with  the office���Bud is hindquarters for Stage and Railway traffic; and every attention is given to the comfort and convenience of patrons. The hotel has been  enlarged hy the addition of fifteen nicely furnished  rooms and an Up-to-date Ml'tSIC IfAI,I,  The. lit-..!}  The liefit  WINES,',,  LIQUORS,  REST  The Best  ������'���*M.i  II   I         * ".-���"-*wc .11 utile HAM,. I    :���*���*-������>>- ..- ���.     1v  Tjil    ^  Comfortable - Sample - Rooms,  '^0R  'COMMERCIAI  I he public patronage respect- I  fully solicited.  57  ,35  '.V  9.  3  3  4  3  55  5  5  2  3  Did.  i  :,3"'  29   79  Waaderfal Coal  Fields.  'I'he Crows' Nest Coal Company  are paying taxes at the rate of $25  per acre on 10,209 acres of coal, land.  They are working on a block of 480  acres which will yield 400,000,000  tons of coal, at 3,000 tons per day  the output will last 40 years or an  average of 1,000,000 tons per year.  It is estimated that the 10,209  acres will with scientific mining, produce 90,000 tons per acre, or' a grand  total of 918,810*000 tons, having a  valuation of $1,837,620,000, less cost  of mining and interest of capital invested.  NOTICE OF PRIVATE WLL.  Notice Is hereby given Mint application wilt ii.  of British Columbia at it* next Scts/o:, for ���,, um  to incorporate n.coinpaiiy wllh iwwr   ���L��  .tru��. ���|..ip maintain, ,(���<��� 01 erat *a s|, Bifor  double line of railway of stand��� I  or imrrow  gouge for the purpose or conveying uas��nJe���  and freight, from a point on Ilurr ,Tl hrtTo? ��  near the City of Vancouver, thenc" vla tl e CU?  of New Westminster in an  easterly direction  along the South side of the valley o^h" i'ri,er  Klier to some ik>1iu on the said ���VrnwrKlver!l��-  tween the junction of the Chilllwack Kiver wUi  the saidT'raser Kiver and  the town "7Yale  tlrfi,C*J.L,!���*!" ta,nl",y d,'"*'i��>�� along the vailcvs  prtheChill wock.Corjuihnlla.Tulani'eeiatdsi.M  lkjtmeen rivers or some of them. "r t|,r   tri    .  urles thereof or some of them, by the most fcas  l)le route Ion point between Veutlclo lnI 1 ,1,,  luternasiouat Jioimdaryou the watercourae con-  nectlog Okanagan and OsoyoosTakes- thS  t��y the most feasible route to it point on tlie Kett^  Kiver at or near Rock Creek; fteu�� bylhe most  feasible route to a point at  or ,iT,,? ViiV  ensfons of the same of not more Umi, i 1��S  In length and roads, bridges, ways ferr ���  wharves, docks, and coal bunkers" wi/h V~ '  to build, own, equip, ophite and SiimiiiiSm  and other vessels and boats, telegraph" tele  phones and tramways, aerial or o herw^se and to  crryon a geneml expres, bu.lne^iK'-^  Season  Tickets   for  the office. '  sale   at  ^f44-M>-H-^^44"f-H-4*4-f>4-f-f^  Travelers, y :     ': '   C  We aim to retain our present 9-  large trade and deserve more. 9  '���^00000300000000  .,  ���^....n vitfiiKM,, ciiuer as  ���rtakiugsor in connection with the   _^ _ud the said branches and extensions; with power to generate electricity for the  '      ' ight, h������ -��������� -������'   '���  separate un<k   Id railway and  IS COMING  Call and see what Henderson has got in the  shape of Jewelry and  other goods iu that line.   '  WATCH REPAIRING A SPECIALTV.  A, HENDER3GN.  GREENWOOD  ���SOLE AGENTS FOR THE���  Lion Brewing Co.  Of Rossland, the Largest Brewery in British Columbia.  and PHOENIX, B. C.  0  K-VKRAI.  EXPORT AfiKNTS���  Blue Label  KK1C1IS-  QUKM.EN  Seltcrs  Natural   Mineral Water  ',. ���   ,,     WlKSIIAUKN", GKRMAN'V.  BANK OF COMMERCE.  HEAD OFFICE: TORONTO.  '������"���Established 1867.  PAID-UP-CAPITAL $6,0000. UO,  [Six .Million Dollars.]  ...... . $1,000,000  President......  Hon. Gio. A. Cox.  General'Manager.        I J. Is. Waikkr.  Ass't. Gen'l  Manager. J.H. Pi.um.mkr.  This bniik liao the largest number of  branches oi'any bank in Canada, with  agencies'at New York, Chicago, New  Orleans, Skagway and Dawsr n Cit>-.  Accounts of Corporations, Merchants  and Individuals received on favorable  terms,; Y  Drafts, Commercial Ciedits,Travelers' Credits and Circular Notes issued  available in any part 01 the world.  .   Approved Notes Discounted; Collections made.  A general Hanking   business  tran  sacted. '���'���.',.  Greenwood 3ranch,  D. A. CAMERON,  Manager.  EASTERN  .Hip. a:  v.--j^s ������'-.  -:'Y","':'jf1>  Kv'iu.;''  ;!;; :-ff'-\.*J*  i'-'fe'  ������- ;.i^Cv'^  .'YlY-Y-'ISv  "������^#1  %m%  '&W  \^m  m$  ml  ;'m:;��5;  :.   .if-:\,-&;i  .:'���  .i,^,H,.  ���������sfY-m-v  'iY^^v*  ������/t-iW4  :'$&���$?  ���������:<;,tfaif}  7'" ���^v',,-r-��J,K'i'  wmk  '.:}l?:im  .". ^^i;'!',il;&"i  h'i&PrfH  '���' 1-^tm^^l  %$W  '':^f'}Mtf&  W?M  :imB  :J'��^;jSi.^;  ':',i?-^'**ill  ���  ^-;'-,1'>fl-J*''*^1  w. ���r.Jfr,.  Hfiiiy���  '.: i:.'.:-.!^!^^'  :^;T'JS^Y^  ���''���li'/^B^ir^  Yf|lffP  *^M  .:��� S-W  [������|;'Vtj; S*'.':'.;.'  .;Vi'*'S|  ij''.''"'^i ;'-v"  ?'Y'��|1  Wm  Yv;;^  ]'4-S'J.%'^f ������" '������  '.f''V-V*(9'"{,/���",���:,"  &m.  llill  "Mil  JAS. McCREATPI & CO., Props.  D  FIRST-CLASS CAFE.  Wel 1 l'tiniishcd and Heated Rooms,   livery aiteutipn paid to the Comfort of Guests.  Domestic and Imported Liqnors and Cigars always in Stock.  ips Bank,  .,    ESTAIIUSIIKI) 1859.  CAPITAL   -    -   -   -    $  RESERVE 1'UND   -  K. \V  1,500,000  $900,000  HOARD OK UIR1CT0R.S  "Ri^*5.liL..-'reJ,'��l��'l. "on. m'.  II.  Cocu-  tch  liomas, C. II.  ilex Sproa'. of' New   Denver,  Judge  pinks of Vernon and Frank ��� Watson  I Spokane.  Since taking over the group  a  sum  stimated at $30,000 has been spent in  ' ve!o->mcnt.   The assumption is that  e owners pio*��se to mill * the output  f the Rockland on the ground  and  Iip the concentrates to their spelter  Grand Forks, where the iron will be  cellent. for fluxing purposes, and  erehy insure a profit in working.  ������   ������"-"���' -0*  OUTPUT OF COLD AND SIL VER.     "  |eld of IS99 Much Urftr Tk��   Tfcst al  1898.  It is stated that the world's prodtic-  *n of gold in 1S99 was of the value  $306,585,500, an increase of $19,-  16,300 over the yield of 1898. The  incipal gains were $6,590,400 in the  uthern states; $7,585,600 in Canada  lainly in Klondike), arid Australia  4,860,800.   '  The most important loss was in  puth Africa which fell about $*-,ooor  lo below the output of 1898, as a  puk ofthe war in'the Transvaal,  lie war broke out in September and  ���lining operations in the field were  [most suspended.  Taut for the interruption in the  |ansvaal the world's production for  |e year would doubtless have been  jpooo.ooo greater. The Klondyke  itput for 1899 was about $16,000,-  J C.Oonpli  signs anywhere. Leave  post-office. Prompt atten-  Tel. No. 32.  supply of liel-, ,.v ,��y���c, aim  and deal with the same al a profit in  NOTICE.  The Columbia and Western Railway Company  will apply to the Parliament of Canada at its  next session for an Act assimilating its bonding  powers in respect of iu railway and lirauch lines  west of Midway to the powers already jlyen in  respect ofits lines constructed Ka��t of that point,  eitendinjf the time within which it maycomplete  its railways, and authorizing; it to construct such  branches from any of Its lines not exceeding in  any one case thirty miles in length, as are from  time tp ��� time authorised by the.' Governor in  Couucil, and for other purposes.  II. CAMrUEU. OSWALD.  Secretary,  FERGUSON,  House & Sign Painter.  Furnished  ESTIMATKS   1'ROMITt.Y  Dealer in Wall' Paper.  Greenwood & I'hoeuix, n  leat and power and dispose of    v same al a profit in  any of the  districts or'localities through which   the said  railway, branches and extensions pass;   with  oower to expropriate lands for any of the,purposes.of. the company and to acquire lands,  bonuses,, privileges,- tor other aids  from   any  government, municipality  or other persons or  bodies corporate; wilti power to construct, equip,  acquire, lease, maintain, and operate smelters,  reduction, refining, concentrating, or other works  for handling and treatment of ores; with power  to acqiiireand operate coal lands and dlsjiose of  the proceeds thereof; with power to acquire, construct, and operate hotels; with power to make  traffic or other arrangements or amalgamate or  connect with any railway, steamboat, or other  company; or lease, purchase, or other wise acquire  the assets of any such company; and with power  to build wagon-roads to be used in the construction  of   said' railway  and  its extension   aud  branches and in   advance of the same, and to  levy and collect tolls from all parties using and  all freight passing over any such roads, or any  such aforesaid docks, railways, ferries or vessels  owned or operated   by the company, whether  built before or after the passage ofthe Act hereby  applied for, and with all other usual,, necessary  incidental rights, powers or privileges as may l>e  necessary or incidental or conductive no the attainment' of the above objects or any of them  Hunter St Oliver,  "��� Solicitors for the Applicant.  MARK TRACY  City Scavenger.  All orders promptly attended to.  Office, Standard Ave.,   J  PHOENIX, B.C  N HOTEL, IALMSTROM & BERG, Props,"-,.-*"!--1?" *"���'������<������  The  ��� Choice wines, liquors, and cigars always' in stock.  Board by day or week. One trial aud you will -''remember  The Maple Leaf Forever.  M.  J. Mandel, P*op,  OLD IRONSIDES AVE.  PHOENIX, B. C.  Mil  ���  JTV7HEN you have a j  j "Suit or Overcoat:,  ��� made to order, you .want ���  jthe best goods and���the!  j best fit that money can j  I buy. You always get|  j that and nothing else of j-  K B. KERR,  Barrister and Solicitor,  notary j'uhlic.  -    PHOENIX, B. C  DIVIDEND No. 82..  in  I The world's production of silver ,���  J���1' l6S^o5,572 flne ounces in'  Mexico leads and Mexico and the  "ted States produce two-thirds of  Nver$24(S9S)6oo*7,65S'S60 and  "CENSED^ASSAVERS  I'l'h   r 11     "tmluil0IU.  WJ2J��f ? mines,  ^'oeacnof;.     y haV,n8 bee"  olst)n;J. B   t��,' Cv��lm %��npbdl,  lcha��iMarsh L��i   5"JS'   Ne,Son  ALDHAH & BLUNT,  Mine Surveyors,  and Draughtsmen.  Phoenix, B. C.  scott & McLaren.  Contractors and Builders.  Estimates Furnished.  PHOENIX, B. C  Notice is hereby given that a Dividend of  Three and One-Half  Per Cent.  upon the paid-up Capital Stock of this Bank has  been declared for the current half-year and that  the same will be payable at the Head Office aud  Branches on aud after  Wednesday, 2nd Day of January Next.  The Transfer Books will bo closed from the  ijth to jist December, both days inclusive.  ���.By order ofthe Board,Y  WM. HARWELL,  General Manager.  he MITCHELL  j Merchant Tailor.  Tte Yale-Colamfcia Lumber Co.  ��� '���������'.'," LIMITED. ���      '  Manufacturers of all kinds of  Rotfgh and Dressed! Lumber, Lath, Shingles,  Mouldings and Turnings.  Our Present Mill and Yards are Located as Follows:  HANK, Vice-1're.s., Isrml Wood, J s Mitchell,  O. Stevens, J. N. Ooler, N W Th  Kntlinn, II. II. l)rown,(.i C  HKAI) OI-'KICli, SHKKHROOKli, P. Q,  Wm. Kaxwkli., Ocii'I Mgr., S. Hocki.i., Local  Mgr,; S. K. Morf.v, Hraiich Inspector.  '.'���.������       BRANCHK-i  Wuterloo, \V. I. llrlggs, Manager.  Stanstead, S. Stevens,      "  Cowanville, J. Mackinnon.Mnuager.  Coiiticook, 1), Austin, Manager  Richmond, W. L. Hall,      "  ;Granby, W. H. Kouuisou, "  Bedford, K.W.Morg.in,    "  Magog, K. P. Olivel, "  St. Hyacliithe, J. K. La l'romboise, Mgr  Hiiutiugdou, K. N'. Robinson, Mgr.  .':.OrmstoWu, II. T. Williams, Mgr  Grand Forks, li.C, J.W. Macloiighlin, Mgr.  Phoenix, B.C, Win. Spier, Mgr.  Agents in Montreal, .Bank of Montreal; Lon._  don, Hug., National Bank of bcotlaud, Boston,.  National Kxcliange Bank, Nen York, National  Park Bank.  Collections made at all accessible points.  Drafts issued for any req lured amounts, good in  all points in Canada, I* b and Murope Exchange bought mid sold.  Savings Branch Department at each office.  Interest allowed from date of depotit and compounded annually without requiring atteutiou of  depositor.    ���',  Office Hours; 10-3; Saturday from 10 to 13.  B^Wm  s  /  . .mill and yard  Nakusp..  Robson  Rossland.    "     "      ��  Ymir.......... ,'f... "     "������.������ "  Greenwood���Gen'l office���mill and  yards.  Phoenix.  i^Eholt No. 1.  Eholt No. 2..  Deadwood...  Rock Creek..  Long Lake.  .. .mill and.yard.  Sh6rbrooke, 6th Dec., 1900  |QUR NEW GOODS]  : ^-^ are beauties. Wej  : can SUIT you to your:  I satisfaction iu the choic-l  : est fabrics made. Come:  l in and talk it over, and:  : examine our stocks :  I Domiuion Arenue. I  I PHOENIX, British Columbia.      \  'mmmi  We are also prepared to deliver lumber to any mining camp.  Our Company is enabled to Supply any order without delay  Summit House  T.H. Richards, Proprietor.      *   ��    ���    ���    ���      Cor. Knob Hill Ave. and FlrsI Street.  Finest Wines, Liquors and Cigars.     e  Room in Connection.  - - -  PHOENIX, B. C.  Dining  Miners' Exchange Cafe  T. P. C. A INK, Prop.  A Homelike Boarding Place.  d. w. Mcdonald  Job Work Promptly Attended to.  Phoenix street (Back of Postoffice.) V. & >'. Phone Xo. 44.  Plumbing  & Tinningi  Phoenix, B, C  AND SOO LINE.  STILL CONTIXUE TO OPKRATU  W=fl��5fepCf).  -OX ALL TRAIN'S FR0M-  Revelstoke and  Kootenay I/dg.  ALfiO  TOURIST  CABS   pasiing  Dunniore Jet., Daily for St. Paul   Satur-  .days for Montreal,mid Boston, Mondays  and Thursdays for Toronto  Same cars pass Revelstoke one day earlier.  No trouble to quote rates and give you a pointer regarding the "-'astern trip you contemplate  taking.  Kor Time-tables, rates  and  full informatiau  call on or address nearest locnl agent, or  K. K. KKUI'ATII Greenwood.  O. H. IIKCKKK, ngent, Kholt.  W.F.ANDEKSON, E.J.COVLK,  '1'rav. Pass.Agent,        A.G. I'.Agt.  Nelson, B.C.   Vancouver, JJ.C.  DOMINION  AVE.   OPPOSWE   MINERS'  UNION   HALL.  D. J. MATHESON,  INSURANCE AGENT,  >'IRE, LIKE, ACCIDENT.  Corarainitloiior for taking AfTiitavlt-i.  Phoenix, .13  Jobbing Work of all Kinds  ....HOTEL BROOKLYN...,  (Formerly the Metropolitan.)  High class wines, liquors and cigars always in stock. Convenient sample room for Commercial Men. First-  class Cafe in connection. ;,  HUGH1E McGUIRE, Prop.  Promptly Attended to  H. S.YCAYLEV.  General Express and Transfer.  Phone, V. &N. 4s.      office With City Bakery. PHOENIX    B    C  ��fS;C'^   viliq'l,aimS'   Gra��d  Untier secrirv.^son'Sai-don.  SMovfeG*1^'^ Geo. A  hG.Mutf*0-^ Guess. Or�����  ��� Blaylt  Movie;  M. Hil  "��;Joht  ���Vicar,  > Howai  "'"P. Nelson^80"-' A1^nde3r Mc  W. H. COCHRANE.  CAYLEY & COCHRANE,  Solicitors; Etc.  PHOENIX, B  C.  PRINGLE & WHITESIDE,  Barristers & Solicitors,  Graves-Williotna lllock. ���  phoenix, B. c;  CRT 1>R1CKS I-*OR"��l  ^^���M.-rinHary,  ^!^S'��  nd;  non,  ver.  and all  Hame Hotfsfogs,  vour Harness supplies  from  a 0. SMITH, ted Fork  F,r��Ol��n,oMDfl|)|  ���tanioi  'Brit  elW^��^^Mi���en-  'rhefir��dZTd?,l,,n'-  ���rydoneinBriti-dr,lliilt'  ll>e Silver Ki  I   d'.at"'eSiI   r :��,l��?bia w  Mrs. Wm, Delahay  Fashionable  Residence, opposite Maudel  & Murphy's livery stable.  '���HP, and  s"icclooffl*DfoaAyc.  The Wm. Hamilton Manufacturing Company,  LlMITF.D.  Peterborough, Ont.,  PALACE  LIVERY   STABLE,  Stage and Transfer Line,  PHOENIX, - - - ��� - '     '    B. 0.  n. d. mm  Phoenix Shoe Shop.  All, Work Guaranteed.   Imported Goods.  FINE HOOTS AN*I) SHOES \I\D1   10  OKDER.  PRACTICAL   MINERS'  AND   PROS-  I'LCI'ORS' SIIOKS   A  SI'IXIALI'V.  Corner Phoenix SI. and Brooklyn Arc.  1'" ���*���*�����������������   .  Smoke  a  j KELOWNA:  Stage leaves  wood.   Leaves Greenwood  Phoenix  .eaves Phoenix      i p. in.  Leaves Greenwood   4 p. in.  Best turnouts in the Boundary.    Horses well suited for  COLLINS & GRAY, Proprietors.  Ions? drives.  i:  j;  0��<  CIGARS.  o  MADE  o  UNION  o  BUNDLES called for and delivered.    All work is done in first-class  shape.  PAUL FISCHER, Proprietor.  Under Victoria Hotel. -  Phoenix, 15. C.  Mioe'oii, B, C,  THE PIONEER,  rica, China, Japnu Alaska, Manila, Cuba, a  Circulates   in   Kvery   Province  ofthe   Dominior.,  or Caniuta, Kvcry State in the  American l-iiion,  1-^n vjliunl,   Irtjland, Scot In mi, Au-Uraliu, Scuth A f-  .iid nil the*South Ani-rKua UcphMlx>i.  v".. -a.f,J -R-*���'���-*���.* .r...v7"'T.~*"-vr-TTT"-.f���-r-rr���r-rir-���TTO.->mt"i-rji���r���mr?* i-gj,".��^"-T-r-rw--Tr,--",=i--f-,r:"'r-Twpir"*:���*->"Ttr" ���vott��� rr^T -iT-T"v*r**,nrr79m-r'-"-^!:-*?^'^^������vr~jr."--ii';'--r����������"t"7  ���ti'ii1 *'    ���     ���/i':ij-,<- ^- -\ "i*ii*. 1 -I't'-J-. ."��.'L  -J �����  1 ������.'1  �����  >.iv .��.������ ������-. . j* ..1 .-�����������* -iii i*  '-..��� ���  .'.'   -��-.-.'. .*'* 1 .' \-w   -i1. -.r. ,t'i. ��� ���>.-    ������.- ,*l "i*.   .' ��� ..:   1 ���-.  ^..irj'    -1-    -i .���  .��-.*������' '���   '-Mr' -,. ���"ir.* .,��  vt" fi -     1 1. h  , '.*  *i  b^-S-.'  i^5^��  iife'iSii'  <WE�� GROCERIES and MEN'S FURNISHINGS.  We have a new Clean Stock nf Staple and I'anry Groalies Clothing, Hoots, Shoes and Men's Furnishings.  4Ve invite the public to call and inspect. Will Guarantee to giie satisfaction, whether your oider be laigc oi small.  Special attention to Hotel and Family trade.  Old Iionsidts Avenue and First Street���Oiavcs-Williams Ulock.  H. J. McQUAID, Mgr.  WS��toBB5$M2MRmS8EH$8mSSKWMmm  8 *  Everything New and Up to Date.  Leather Goods of all Sorts | perfume atomizers of  Perfumes Galore <��  S    \ ���_E^RLDls���^I!ON*  See our Display before buying or you will be sorry,  A. P. McKENZIE & CO.  nkoop -  s  Limited.  This week we have received-  Two Straight Cars of  These  roods were  Our  I Hardware  Department  Is undoubtedly the  best one of its kind  in the city. Supplies   for    Builders  Sg aud   Painters   Con-  3�� stantly on  hand  at  3; close figures.  I      -��� 1 Both PHc.es  GROCERIES  intended for our Holiday trade, but  were delayed  by the  C. P. R. en route. However, they are the finest goods ever brought into the Boundary,  aud we want the people of Phoenix to give them atrial. Goods are first-class right  through, aud our prices will be found as low as the lowest.  4<jM$^^^(}>4X^*i^^><?!*-^<^<!^<5-^Vj>$<f^>  The   WVNK00P-STEPHEN5   TRADING  CO.,   Ltd.  At the Old Ironsides., *:  HOLIDAY GOODS  i  CHILDREN'S GOODS.        horses, Doll  buggies,  Tin   dishes, Silver ware sets, Pluses, Collar and  Card  pots,  glass  Dolls���Rubber,   Wa.\,   China, 1����H furniture,   Doll  housqs,   Doll  Rajji Irom ioc to $io. swings, Doll  bureaus, Commodes,  Railwav.trains, tracks, depot and ^^^ ���>��<* Rocking chairs, Toy  - tunnel, Railway engines, Motor '���a"os' J)ru��"- ^'tw-'k and other  cms, Bucking donkeys, .Air nuns, ,Ganw>. . I  Jockey carts, Tops, Flooi chimes, f FANCY GOODS.  Whistles, Dogs, t Cats,! Rabbits, Minors, Albums, Wiiting desks,  Magic, lanterns, Ten pins, Toy Work Jibxes, Handkerchief and  pistols,    yorns,*    Mouth    organs, Glove boxes, Picture frames,  Ink  Hanks, Boys' tools, Bag pipes, pic- stands, Toilet sets,  Traveling sets, nix and vicinity, Souvenir spoons,  tureY books o( all  kinds, Rocking Calendars, Smoking sets, Ash trays, Somenir purses, Napkin rings.  GRAVES-  WILLIAMS  BLOCK  - 1 ���      \J 1 ^   ~-��mj   ..us.   ��si^i ..j      UUI.1 ��-unit       i.1!.*-* mi)   ii ti^jrwii  rVlcRAlS BROS. <& SMITH,  Cuff boxes,    Scinp  books,  trays, Stamp albums, violins.  CHINA WARE.  Cups and Sauceis, Tea  Sugar bowls, Vases, Fancy  sets, etc., Sleighs.  Fine assortment of Xmas candies ^  in fancy boxes. Jj)  Xmas Cards with views of Phoe- ^S  The Local Grist*  Dr. Mathison, dentist,, Greenwood,  .1. "i.U L' i,    V '  r*%?  > The Christmas Eve. ball given by  White Cooks and Waiters Union, of  Phoenix, was a most successful e��/ent.  Miners Union hall was crowde'd, and  all voted having had an enjoyable  evening.    l   ,  On Sunday neck the new Greenwood Presbyterian church will be occupied and "dedicated. A* week or two  later, the Phoenix Presbyterian church,  which cost more money, will also be  dedicated,  v   .        .'���<    *,  Olaf Olson,'���formerly'employed at  he Golden Crown, and a member of  Phoenix Miners LTnion No. 8, lost his  life last weeK in;a';snowslide at  the  Idaho mine, near Three Forks, in  the  ,  ,,��. . .    -i ��� .   ^   -,      ,. Slocan. " '    ' ���  lialls-^-oneeach in the Ladysmitlvand i    ,.,,> ,.     ^ ' .   ,      ,  ,    <.,"(. V   j u-   ���>"* ,   i  ;t he postoffice of Phoenix has been  -Block, Greenwood: V. &N. i'phone o6  Greenwood ' nbwj has itwo.^concert  "���Vi ft**"' " j ' '  ,-1  Ixlmional'hotels  ���J "��� The liberals of Phoenix will soon'  ^ recommend some one to. be the new  Customs' officer here.. i *���"��� ���'" <>  -a  :',  ~ Nitrous o>ide and oxygen for pain  ' ��� less*extraction ���of teeth,at ���Dr. *Mathi-  r sion's.   Both phones.       *   ' ���     ��� -t  Jas. Brefin,'manager.of the. Domin  ^ion Copper Co.,'is expected back from  ��� Spokane'in a few days.. T. '  -Earl.Field, Brother oT.Mn.  W. M."  ' ^-Crarie, arrived in town this' week, and  ^i.xjiecCs to lcmain heie. -'   '  '   MVm.-Yolenv Williams,  the Miner  "���< <Jraves Syndibate superintendent, spent  ".-Christmasday-in Grand'Forks.,   '  '   , The holiday trade ofthe merchants  -of Phoenitf'is,reported -to have been  ��� generally inost^vtisfactory.1      '.. <. j  \Tho,s: H. Ingram^ a. business man  ���of .Columbia,^spenfVChristmas "day  ���with T. l'V McDowell of Phoenix.  v "J)onaldsbir& Grunivell have ojrened  ,i;wholesale produceStidfruiteStablish-  \ TOent in the, Morrison-Artdcrson buHd-  'ing. *  ' "<.���"���'' ",' " v'' " ( ' ^ ',' v  L-, Miss Noble, of th'e Rossland'public  school .staff, is ^spending her ' holiday  ' season in Phoenix, visiting her .sister.  ��� jUrs.J^E.' Mills.        . >    ,  1 /llie Wynkoop-Stephens 'grading Co.  'this week received two cars of holiday  groceries andri>upplies that'had been  J<lelaved eh route.  The Miners Union-of Greenwood  ���will give a New Y��irs eve ball next  Monday night, for which extensive  pre[>aratibns are being made.  J. A. Clarkl of the firm of Clark &  Binns, was called lo Trail Christmas  moriiing.Yby the sudden nnu serious  illness of his aged lather.  E. F. Taylor, who has been  connected with the mechanical  force of  the Pioneer for over a year, left for  ' Spokane Christmas morn(ng.  There was a faipjly reunion at' the  home of T, F. McDowell-Christmas  day, when three brothers and three  .sisters sat down'to a sumptuous spread.  * ~;i'hc Old Ironsides, Knob Hill, Vic-  -���foiia, Grey Eagle, Snoushoe, Brooklyn,  and Slemwindcr mines were closed  v down early in the week to celebrate  Christmas. -     ' '   ,  City Clerk .McMillan has been, ap-  -jio'nted i-ettirning officer for the coming city'election. Nomination day  ���will lie'Monday, January 34, and  ���election, if needed, will be January 17.  A. 1.. Reeve, formerly with theWm.  Hunter Co., Ltd., before the Phoenix  Jiranch was sold to M.,McBean& Co.,  arri*.ed from Silverton Wednesday, and  ^xtiect** fo jnake his future home here.  Wednesday evening Messrs. Gabriel  and Hicks .threw the Cottage hotel  ,f>pen to, the^ public-. The house is  ' located a* the north end of the First  Street bridge, near the Stcnnundfr  ��uine.     ;v* v  r  doing a big holiday business this year,  and Postmaster Matheson, even w ith  j an assistant, has* been putting in' some  extra shilts to accommodate his many  -patrons.  is ' ,.  Rev. W.- A. "Robbins will hold  Church of England services at the  schoolhouse next Wednesday evening,  and expects to administer holy communion the next morning at 8 o'clock  at the same place.  Monday evening the Knob Hill  hotel, on First street, was opened to  the public, and Doc Kempt, the manager, was busy t'iU,a late hour receiving the congratulations of his many  friends on "the "c&y and1 comfortable  appearance of the establishment.  H. T. Wilgress,^ formerly of the land  department of the C'P. R. and ���\vell  known' throughout the - district, has  accepted a position with the O. R.&  N. Railroad and" Will 1 shortly go to  Hong Kong to assist Mr. Allan Cameron, late of the C. P, R., who goes to  act as agent at that place.  At the executive meeting of the Associated Boards of Trade of Southern  British Columbia, recently held al Nelson, it was decided to request the C.  P. R. lo give .passenger service to  Phoenix. This was done, ,and Capt.  Troup replied that travellers could  ride direct into Phoenix in a " comfortable passenger coach on and after  January 1st.  HoiiiiilnryCrfck.orfromiu��iiit near lour Mile  Creel., or fiom n point near Kliolt Creek, to the  City of Phoenix, mid for the purines of llie tin  delinking run explorliic mid uranch tiiuuila  from the niniti luniieli nlso to sink orrni-e, miii-  liiB, working or -iir slmfls nlonf; the line or course  from the tuimcl or lirniiclus, lo acquire the: mi-  dertakine and business, property I'chts, frnu-  chlst.stimtnsi.cts of any other connianies, either  forcnslior for shares In tins coinpaii>, or purlly  for ca��li mid pnrllv fir wich hhnns, or ror inij  other consideration, toscll. cccliniice, lnorlKni;-.',  lenic, or nthci wise depose ofthe b.iid propirlj,  priiileces, rlBht-i, fraiichivcs mid usseu.pr nn>  part or parts thereof, cither for cash or foi iinj  other consideration ; to issue the slinres of the  compan\ ������s fully paid up, or us flssessnlilc, or  a, 11011 assessable, or as pirtly usscssahlc or  othsruise, mid with jiowerto acquire land, 1k.hi-  uses, prmlcRes or otlur aid fiom .my (".ovcrn-  uientor *Huiiicipalit\,or\Mlli pontrlo nnuiltja.  mate nitlinu*,  other conipau\   or cpinpaiiies,  1.... !..������ oivjects similar to the objects of this com-  'and lor nil other nccess..ry or incidental  pain, ....�� .w           -  rlclns. powers or priuleues, incidental or con  duclie to the iituiniiient of the nlxne ohject-ior  anv of them." ,   .,  Dated at the Citv of Greenwood, It.   I. , this  33ii(] day ofDecemueV, A. I)., 1900       liAi.i.rrr & sn\w,  i2 Solicitors for the Applicants.  round.  Black horse, with diamond brand  on left hip, weight about i,ooo lbs.,  star in forehead. If ownur does not  call in four weeks, will be sold for feed  and advertising. '  John Mm.it,  Phoenix, B. C, Dec. 12, iooo.  PROVINCIAL SKCRl'TARY'S OKKICi:  I lis Honour trie I.iciiteuant-Oot ernor in Council  lms been ple.ised to miikc the following appointment:  Sth December, joxxl.  William Robert Wllllnms, ofthe City of Plio*-  ins., ICsiiuire, J. I'., to be police magistrate for  the said cit>.  Cottage Hotel  GABRIEL k HiCO, Proprietors.  NORTH END OF FIRST  STREET BRIDGE.  The Finest to be'had in Wines, Liquors and Cigars. PHOENIX, B. C.  'The Phoenix Skating Rink was  opened Christmas day, and since then  both young and old of both sexes have  been enjoying the sport. The ice iss^  improving eveiy day. After Jan. 1st. \>%;  the rink will be open fiom 2 to 4.30  and 7 lo 1 op. 111.  NOTICE.  Jy'oticc m hereby given that application will be  made to the Legislative As.scutbly of the Province of liritish Columbia, at its next session for  1111 act to incorporate a company with power to  curry on the business of mining, smelting aud  refining ores aud the genemtiun, application  and supply of powci and light in all its brandies;  to acquiie, equip, own tin J -operate w oter, power,  light and compressed air systems, nlttttt,  lmiciiiuery and other appliances aud for  such purposes to hate nil or any of the  powers, rights and privileges winch specially incorporated companies may acquire under the  "Water Clauses Consolidation, Act," to expropriate, takeover and otheiwsse acquire water  froiuXoiig Lake In lite. Oaojoos Dmsiou of Yale  District and from any other streams, lakes, or  sources of supply in the said Osojoos Division of  Yale Diatnct, for generating electricity aud sup-  pljmg the same, for elect!ic llghtiug, motive  power, heat, telegraph, telephone and other  ���works, and for supplying water to container*,  within a radius of ten miles from the City of  rhoenixlii the County of Yale, for domestic and  agricultural as well as for industrial and mechanical purposes, aud fur municipal and other purposes j to explore for, acquire and develop  mines, mineral claims, rights, franchises and  other privileges; to purchase or otherwise acquire real and personal property of every nature  aud kind, to subdivide, improve, sell, lease,  mortgage, market or otherwise deal with the  same f to carry on the bushier of smciters, re-  huers,1 assayers, dealers in ore, bullion, metal  and the products of mines and smelters, refineries aud other industries of a like nature, to  search for, get, obtain purchase or otherwise  ncquire, coal lauds and carry on the business of  conl mimug, refiners of petroleum iu all its  brunches, and supply coal, coke, crude and refined petroleum, to wholesale and retail dealers  aud to consumers; to purchase,'lease or other-  ��lse acquire, timber lands or timlier limits, and  to cairy on the business of dealers m timber and  lumber, and of lumber manufacturers, in all its  branches, to purchase, erect, 01 otherwise acquire, siaelters, refineries, plant, njachinery,  patents of invention, mills, factories, und appliances, appertaining to or vv hich may be useful in carr} ing on any of the said objects or nny  branch thereof; to own, acquire, construct,  equip,^operate and maintain rail��ajs, _train-  ways, roads, trails and other ways within the  said district, and to operate thesame with steam,  electricity, cable, horse or other niotu e pow er,  with power to equip, construct and operate  branch lines within the said district; to make  trulhc arrangements incidental to any rnilwajs,  tramways or other ways, which the said company may construct, to carry passengers and  freight, and collect rates and tolls therefor, to  cross other lines ol railways, tramways or lugli-  \vn}8; to own, equip, erect, construct, nnd maintain, buildings, cinms, ditches, flumes, race ways,  pipes or other works for the purposes of carrying  out the above objects or any of them; with power  to enter upon and expropriate lands for the purposes of the company; with povv er to erect and  lay, construct and maintain pipes,  poles, wires  ^m^  t      x  Cunningham  & Anderson,  MINE   INSTALLATION  A SPECIALTY.  ELECTRICAL  CONSTRUCTION  SUPPLIES.  4P  AND  Fixture^ Motors, Dyna- PhoefllX and  mos, Etc., House Wiring and   n^-. _/ n r  Dynamo Repairing. UreeflWOOfl, 8. C.  BROOKLYN CAFE "Ssjfc  Table supplied with the best to found in the market.  Twenty-five of the best furnished rooms in the city.  GURRY & O'BRIEN, P*ops.  P. Campbell McArthur.   Cable Addiess "McArtbur."   E. Went��orth Monk  I Clongh.  ,  Codes    < Bedford McNeil.  ( Lieber.  Companies   Incorporated  and Promoted.  McArthur & Monk  Lethbridge Gait  COAL  and ether appliances through, uuder or along  the streets and nltevs of pny city or town or in  -any part ofthe said district: to run, construe      _ tunnel   through and  under the land lying between the City of I'hoeuix and the City of ��reenwocd, or the City <f  O.rnnd Korks in the County of Yale iu the Province of British Columbia, t'rciu a point near  STOCKS, MINES,  . REAL ESTATE  INSURANCE.  i The Ontario Accident Insurance Co.  The London Guarantee and Accident Co., Ltd.  The Registry Company of North Amei tea.    .  The New York Life Insurance Co.  Phoenix Assurance Co., of London, Eng.  British America Assurance Co.  Western Assurance Co.  Houses to Let.    Lots for sale or Lease in Old Iionsides sub-division.  List your Stocks with us.     Correspondents  in Rossland, Spokane, Toronto and Montreal.  OFFIGE-Graves-Williams. Block,    Phoenix,   B. C.  o o o o  Selling Agents Original Phoenix Townsite.     P. O. Box 33.  As the Holidays are here we are offering our Stock at  Special Reductions. The undernoted are a  few of our Bargains.  Men's top shirts, worth $1.75, for  $1.2-;. We never intended that these  shirts should sell for any such money  as this. It is almost ridiculous to  offer a $1.50 shirt for $1.00, or a  $1.75 shiit lor $1.25, but ��e are ovcr-  stocke.l with these, and we intend selling the balance of them at those  prices.  Men's all wool  underwear,  $3.00 for $2.25 per suit.  worth  Men's  suit.  fleece lined, for $1.50  per  Men's     Boots     and     Made-to-fit  Clothing and everything in the way of  Gents'   Furnishings at   Special   Re-  iductions.  HOUSE FURNISHINGS���The  reduction in this line is all the more  important, because market prices hove  recently advanced.  Ladies' Dress Goods, Silks, Gloves,  Hose, Handkeichiefs, etc., will be on  the list.  All that is left of this season's millinery stock will be sold at half price.  Our Goods are al! New  Dominion Ave., Phoenix. ���  VICTORIA HOUSE  ! Leading Hotel of Phoenix* 1  Everything First Class, Electric Lighted, Electric  Bells, Free Sample Rooms, Finest Liquors and  Cigars. ���,  B. C. HOTEL CO., Lid., Props,  J. JiKRKMAN, Managkk.  -     PHOENIX, B. C.  Old Ironsides Avknu'E  ~6  L.  J Clothing,  Hats, Dry  Goods,  Boots ^ Shoes  Attention Ladies!  Buy  pays  warm  clothing,  keep away-the doctor.     It  Just arrived from the manufacturers, Ladies'  and Misses Heavy Winter all wool Underwear and  Hoisery.  Our Heaviest Black Ladies' Suits - - - $4.00  Combinations and Grey Suits from $2.00 to $3.50  Our carpets are going out fast. * Still "have a few  pretty patterns left to close out. Bed sheetings in  bolt and cut-off sheets.  Charles    Sears,   Manager.  THE TOWN OF:  PHOENIX  is scarcely a year old, and is  most talked of Camp iii^==:  the  BRITISH COLUMBIA.  The daily ore shipments to the smelters  at Trail and Granby  average 66o tons  19,800 tons per month.  At this rate the total  shipments for tlie year  will reach tlie grand  aggregate of 260,000  tons,which places Phoenix in the foremost list  of shipping camps in  the Pacific Northwest.  Phoenix is destined to  be the largest and most  prosperous camp in  British Columbia.  For Particulars Regarding Investments, Addiess  Phoenix, B. O.  m*

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