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 MMMWKlWaiMfl  ��_ti��_mi����<ti_&~  \...y  0  Ucllllv.  Twelfth Year  PHOENIX, B.C.,  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31,  1910  No.  6  BOSTON OPINION ON  THE B. C. COPPER CO.  Success Due to Energy and  Ability of Management.  [Geo. L. Walker, In Boston Commercial.]  British  Columbia  Copper is  estimated    to    have    earned    $275,000  during- its   fiscal   year   which .ended  Nov. 30.     This   result  was   accomplished   on a production   _f slightly  less than 7,000,000 pounds  of copper,   and   in   spite  of the   fact  that  operations    were   suspended   about  six   weeks   last   spring-   because   of  labor troubles.  The success of the British Colum-  bia Copper company can be credited  almost   wholly   to   the   energy  and  ability   of   its   management.     Four  or five years ago the obituary of its  principal   mine,   the   Mother   Lode,  was written  by   a Well-known, consulting   engineer.       It  is   the   same  kind of h mine as   the   Granby,   and  this engineer figured out that  there  was a given tonnage  of ore  iir^rhTe  mine and no more.     Since,that time  a greater tonnage than his estimate  has  been   mined   and   smelted,   and  there is moje .ore ,blocked.;out ?and,  better  underground   prospects^now  than ever before in the history of the  ..mine.  The company's mine management  includes two or three men of exceptional   talent.     They   long   ago   recognised the weakness of the com-  pany's V position     from     a     mining  standpoint, and cast about to obtain  new properties.     The   most   important   purchase    was   a    controlling  interest   in   the   Dominion    Copper  company,   whose   properties   adjoin  those    of   the   Granby.       Through  this purchase the company obtained  a very large  tonnage  of low-grade  ! net profit left.     After this ore body  has been treated and  exhausted,  as  a simple manufacturing proposition,  the cyanide mill will   be dismantled.  As   a  result   of   the    progressive  policy of its management on the one  hand   and    extreme   efficiency   and  economy on the   other,   British   Columbia is now treating ore from  six  or   seven    different    mines,     which  altogether   yields   an     average    of  about 17  pounds  of copper," and   a  little over $1   per  ton   in   gold   and  silver, and   making its  copper at  a  cost of less than   10 cents  a  pound.  Improvements    are   still  going  on,  but the limit of land  purchases and  construction    work   has   practically  been reached.     The company is now  in a position to set its  net  earnings  aside for the benefit of stockholders.  Some of the important   interests in  the company'believe it will  pay one  or more dividends next year.  MANAGER  ALDRIDGE  LEAVES CONSOLIDATED  Has Achieved Distinction Both  . For Himself and Company  It is stated that W. H. Aldridge is  retiring from the management of the  Consolidated Mining and Smelting  com pan}' and " is leavingv Tor ~ l_arT  Francisco. .    S. G. Blaylock, super-  Boundary Mining Notes  C. M. Campbell, head engineer at  Granby mines, is on a trip to coast  cities.  Charles Biesel, superintendent of  the Snowshoe and Number Seven  mines, has been at Rossland this  week on business connected with  the properties.  The Fife mine, on Christina lake,  is to be thoroughly explored by a  diamond drill. A contract was let  last week for 5,000 feet of diamond  drilling on the property.  Oi? B. Smith, superintendent of  Granby mines, was made the recipient of a handsome fur overcoat on  Christmas by shift bosses and other  local officials of the company.  The cyanide mill ar*the Napoleon  mine of* British Columbia Copper  company is now ready for operation,  but owing to'delay of the contractors in stripping the oxidised ore. at  the    property    occasioned    by   the  V,-. "-.       J '  winter   weather   regular "mill   work  has not commenced.  ��� Reports of diamond driljing operations at the Granny's. newly  acquired Hidden Creek property are  tffrarfm^  results   thus-   far   are   stated   to   be  even better   than   had   been   antici-  DIVIDENDS MAY BE  EXPECTED IN JANUARY  :o:  B.   C.   Copper  Company   Now  Operating at Full Capacity.  Directors of the British Columbia  Copper company held their regular  monthly meeting in New York last  week, after which an official stated  that consideration of the dividend  question was postponed until the  January meeting.  Another official of the company is  credited with saying, that the company has paid for the enlargement  of its furnaces and the cyanide plant  at the Napoleon mine; that it is  entirely free from floating debt and  is accumulating a dividend fund, of  which over .$300,000 is on hand.  It will be remembered that it was  the expressed intention of the company to declare a- dividend when the  company's surplus reached$300,000,  so that the declaring of a dividend  in January may not be   unexpected.  ..The   November   operations   were  the best evcer recorded by the  company.      During   the    month    there  were   produced. 917,994Vpounds of  i copper; * 10,794 buiic__ of silver,- and""  '2^845 oulnces of gold.     It cost  the-,  company 9.42 cent* a pound to pro-  intendent of the St. Eugene and Sul-  I- , ^  rT ~" j ,       ~ . --mpauy ..t_ Leiu.- a pouna co pro-  hvan mmes and C. H. Stewart, mana-   pated.     Superintendent O. B. Smith   dgce  the The   runnin<; of  ger of mines, are mentioned as like-   will leave for the property next week   low-grade ores from   the- New -!bo-  ore available for immediate mining".  The Lone Star and Washington  claims, another purchase, are located  just south of the Canadian line.  They have been under development  for four or five years and a large  tonnage of low-grade ore put in  sight. The company is now completing a tramway five or six miles  long, to bring this ore down to a  railway point near the smelter.  Some   of   the  ore   deposits   purchased are very high   in   silica,   and  others    carry    a    very    satisfactory  excess   of   iron    and    sulphur.     At  least one mine carries practically all  of  its   values   in   gold   and    silver.  One deposit of 70,000   to   100,000  tons of highly-oxidised gold ore has  been developed and a small  cyanide  plant will be erected to treat  it.     It  is  figured   out   that   the  cost  of  a  plant,    mining,    treatment   and  all  other expenses will be over-balanced  by the earnings,  and  a  substantial  ly to be placed in charge of the operations of the Consolidated company.  Mr. Aldridge is said to   be one of  the  highest salaried  men   in   B. C,  for besides being .managing director  of what is probably the   most extensive mining corporation   in the  Dominion, he held an   important   position as consulting engineer with the  Canadian   Pacific   rail wayV      Under  his direction the Consolidated   company has grown  to   mammoth   proportions and its growing  volume of  business speaks eloquence.    His departure will be a  matter of  general  regret   among    mining    men     and  friends generally.   ��.   on a trip of inspection.  The Consolidated Mining and  Smelting" company are installing a  crusher at Boundary Falls to break  the ores as they are received from  the    Number    Seven      mine,     over  Boundary Ore Tonnages  Following are the returns of the  output of the mines and smelters of  the Boundary district for the week  ending Dec. 30 and for year to date:  Granby 19,539     1,101,924  Mother Lode.. . .   8,134        364,550  Jackpot........      420 16,145  Oro Denoro ....  Rawhide    4,000  Snowshoe    1,800  Number Seven ...  Sally. /.   Golden Eagle. . .  the:!aerial tram line,, preparatory  to shipping to the Trail smelter.  The crusher will be operated  by a 75-horse power electric motor.  The work of installing is in charge  of A. B. Calhoun, the mine engineer.  Frederic Keffer, consulting engineer of the B. C. Copper company,  made a visit of inspection to the  Rawhide mine on Wednesday. He  was accompanied by his son, Robert  Keffer, a student at the Pullman  mining college. Mr. Keffer says  that operations are now humming  at the British Columbia Copper  smelter, which is now in line to  break all its past records in copper  production.  minion Rawhide mine tended to  keep down the company's earnings.  It is estimated that at present cop-;,  per prices the company's net earnings will be about $40,000" per  month, operating at full capacity, or  at the rate of 15 per cent, annually  on the stock.  The new motor lor the slag dumping tram arrived this month at the  smelter and everything appears propitious for a record production in  January.  \:  9,339  47,350  145,945  1,820  32  120  33,893    1,687,316  SMELTER TONNAGES  Granby . . 22,145     1,031,058  B.C. Copper Co. 13,730        420,807  A Useful Index  The provincial department of  mines is engaged in the preparation  of a complete and comprehensive index of the contents of all reports  which this department has issued in  past years, and which, when published and distributed will enable  seekers, for specific information as to  mines and minerals in any part of  the province where to go for it<  The Longest Tram  The longest   span   of cable on a  mine tram in   North  America,  it  is  said, will come into use   about Jan.  1,   when   the tram   on   the famous  Molly Gibson silver-lead property on  Kokanee creek, near Nelson, will be  completed and put into service.  The  span   in question   is   only   300  feet  short of a mile, and is part of a tramline that will be 4^ miles in length,  when the last mile, on   which   work  is   now   proceeding,   is  completed.  This tram  will   cover  the   distance  from the mill, at an altitude of 5,000  feet, to the new terminal, at an altitude of 3,200 feet, tbe-new terminal  bringing the line to within four miles  of the lake.      The mine is 10 miles  back from the lake, at an altitude of  7,000 feet, and a tram 1 ]/2 miles connects   it   with   the  mill. ���fF-"  I*' -  S)  M  \  THE "CLEAN UP"THAT  NEVER REACHED SPOKANE  Hot 6.  A Story of Early Boundary Days Which Is-Fresh in  the Memory of a Number of Phoenix Residents  Camp. M'Kinney  was  the  mining  talk of the northwest in 1896.    An increasing amount of gold bullion rewarded   each  weekly   clean-up  and  the  consequent gold excitement was drawing fortune seekers from all parts of  the    continent.      The    district    was  located a few miles north of the British  Columbia iine in the Boundary district.  It   contained   the   Cariboo   mine,1 of  which James Monaghan, one of Spokane's first pioneers, was president and  general manager.      ,  t One Saturday night in,August the  men of the Cariboo were coming off  shift.   It  was   the   hot  and   sweaty  season, especially so for "men who work  as hard in cramped'quarters as miners  do.,_  Men coming   out  of  the   shaft  hurried down to the bunkhouse to get  rid of the dirt and grime of the day's  work in preparation for supper.  Their  week's* .work,   had > turned   out   the  richest*clean-up in the mine's history.  , And the clean-up was" the only theme  of talk when the men came together  , for the evening after supper.   x  Dimly seen through a haze of tobacco  smoke. the miners rested in careless  disorder, about the bunkhouse.    Some  '- played cards at the long, rough table  that ran down the centre of the room,  while others reclined easily on bunks  and   benches.   The talk was gerieral  and always "of the big clean-up���the  danger of carrying it out to the nearest  railroad station, of other noted clean-  -   ups and kindred matters of interest to  miners.    Finally the shift boss dropped  in.   After  an   exchange- of remarks  ppnceriiing the week's output of yellow  metal, someone asked when the "stuff"  was. going out.    The shift boss did not  know.     Only   the   general  manager,  Monaghan, and the new superintendent, J. P. Keene, knew. . <f ���  Monaghan had carried ���out the bullion heretofore.    It was a long trip  through a wild country and across the  Indian reservation,  but the Spokane  pioneer  had   made it often  without  molestation."   He   travelled  at  night  and   usually   with   his    nephews   or  trusted friends   as   companions.     At  suspected points the others took the  bullion and made a wide detour with  it on horseback, while Monaghan drove  on.  STRANGER IN CAMP THE KEENEST  MSTEMER.V  While the talk went round on this  August evening, one of the miners,  Matt Roderick, lay in his bunk listening to every word. He hadn't been at  the mine very long and "was comparatively unknown to the men, which was  nothing unusual or questionable at  that time. And as Matt Roderick lay-  there and listened to remarks on the  big clean-up he could feel a rifle and  revolver concealed in his blankets. \  The next day Roderick was unable  to .get up.   He  groaned   and cursed  with   rheumatism,   the   disease   that  ever haunts  the  men  who work in  damp underground quarters.   Several  days passed without bringing noticeable ^lief to Roderick.    Occasionally  he w.is.a.hle to drag himself to the  stove for the benefit of what, warmth  his benumbed and aching limbs could  absorb..   The big-hearted miners did  what they could for him and another  man wejit on the "shift iii hia place.  Roderick was moved into the greater  comforts of _T cabin on the hill above  tlie bunkhouse.   He .seldom appeared  in   camp and then only by aid of a  crutch and cane.  SKULKING FIGURE  KEPT WATCH  ON OFFICE.  That much the camp saw and appreciated. It did not note that night  after night a skulking figure' kept  watch over the mine office. Naturally  it could not know that one evening,  while George B. McAuley was conferring with Keene in the office, the  figure listened intently at the office  door, and that the eavesdropper was  the supposedly suffering miner, Matt  Roderick.  v-No suspicion that the gold was going  out would be aroused among the miners  until Monaghan arrived. The man  listening outside the office door learned  that McAuley, one of the owners of the  Cariboo, intended to take the bricks  out himself and that he would start at  seven o'clock the next morning. The  superintendent was new to the mine  and fearful, but McAuley was confident.  "I have never taken the bullion out  before," he argued. *'If anybody intends to try the hold-up game they  will be looking for Monaghan. I will  be across the line and into Washington  before anybody here can know the  gold is gone. Monaghan is willing for  me to bring it out."  This was true, and Monaghan had  carefully instructed McAuley how to  make the trip in order to avoid being  caught with the gold in case there was  a robbery scheme on foot. - The arrangement was made for the early  start with the bricks, worth $11,000  cash. The listener at the office door  slipped back to his .cabin on the hillside. *  STOPPED BY MASKED MAN WITH'  RIFLE.  The Only First-Class and Up-To-Date  Hotel in Phoenix. New from cellar  to rook Best Sample Rooms in the  Boundary, Opposite Great Northern  "���'.���. V      Modern Bathrooms.  Depot.  -     STEAM HEATED.  James Marshall, Prop.  ELECTRIC LIGHTED  PhoeniXj B.C.  QUEENS HOTEL  ^  R.  V. CHISHOLM, Prop.  DANNY DEANE, Manager.  This is the Largest and Newest Hotel in the city, v.  heated by  steam,   and  well  furnished thoughout  for the accommodation of the public.     Everything  Neat,  Clean  and Up-to-Date.      Meals served  at  all hours.  Bar Stocked with Choicest Liquors and Cigars  CENTRALLY  LOCATED ON CONNER  BRIDGE   AND   KNOB   HILL   AVENUE  Steam Heated, Electric  Lighting.  Telephone 48 and 26  The nejet morning McAuley started  with the treasure. He was driving a  buckboard with the golden bricks  sacked beside him. He neglected the  precautions Monaghan had given in  regard to taking along horseback  riders and letting them make the short  cuts with the bullion. He was alone  on the trip.  The "horses plodded along to the top  of the hill where the road drops down  to-McMynne meadow. This was the  place that Monaghan watched most  carefully when taking out bullion, and  here was where McAuley's. team  stopped without a word from him. A  masked man with a rifle stood at their  heads.    The rifle covered McAuley.  "Throw up your hands," said the  man behind it.  "What do you want ?" asked McAur  ley, unable to make amove to defend  himself.  "Pass it out," was the answer.  "Come and get it," responded  McAuley.  "Pass it out, I say 1" The rifle  trigger clicked back. McAuley passed  out a sack with one small and two  large bricks of gold inside. ^ The  bandit lifted it and smiled, "Go on,"  he said.  McAuley went on and never stopped  until he came into Colville.    There he  met Monaghan, then on his way to the  mine.     Monaghan thought McAuley  was joking at first when the latter told  his story of the hold-up, but as soon as  he took it seriously he went to Camp  McKinney as fast as the trip could be  made. *���'  (Continued on Page 3)  Royal Billiard Parlors  POOL TABLES AND   BOWLING ALLEYS  Complete line of PIPES, T&BACCOS, CIGARS  AND CIGARETTES Always in  Stock  Finest Secection of CONFECTIONERY, Try the  FAMOUS - KOHINOOR - CHOCOLATES  New First-CIass Bapbef Shop ^  AN    EASY  MASSAGE  Lit Connection.  SHAVE,    STYLISH    HAIRCUT,     REFRESHING  ..*..��� .'~.      .���.INVIGORATING SMAMPOO.  COSGROVE & McASTOCKER, Proprietors  GREENWOOD   LIQUOR CO-  We furnish the trade all over the Boundary  with the Choicest Imported and  Domestic  Wines, Liquors and Cigars  As we ship direct in carloads, we can make  prices  right,   and   give  prompt   shipment  JAMES McCREATH & CO.  GREENWOOD,  B.C.  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Superintendent Keene told Monaghan  that he had made every man account  for himself and that none of them  were subject to suspicion/ Monaghan  inquired further and discovered that  Matt Roderick had not been included  in the accounting. He was supposed  to be helpless in his cabin. Monaghan  began to study up on Roderick.  Shortly after the robbery he disappeared. Then they searched his cabin.  Among his effects they found a cold  chisel and chips such as assay ers take  from gold bricks. Monaghan found  that Roderick had gone to Seattle.  The miners had contributed generously  to send him out.for treatment. Information as to the clues found in his  cabin was kept quiet.  Monaghan came back to Spokane,  and here he found a letter from a man  who had known Roderick before he  went to Camp McKinney.    This letter  told of Roderick attempting to enlist  the writer in a hold-up of the messenger carrying out the clean-iip, meaning  Monaghan.   Still another former ac-  . quaintance of Roderick in the Okanogan country supplied Monaghan with  further damaging.information.   Monaghan employed detectives and himself  made a trip to the Sound.    He discovered   that Roderick   had   begun  to  spend money lavishly on arriving in  Seattle.   A checking-up on him showed  that he had speedily puf about .$1,100  into circulation, mow money than he  had before been known to possess.  MIKE OWNER   SET TRAP  AND      c  WATTED.  Monaghan found enough evidence in  Seattle to induce him to apply to the  federal prosecutor there for Roderick's  arrest, but the prosecutor said he  could not proceed without the evidence  of McAuley, who was then in British  Columbia. Monoghan returned across  the mountains, leaving the suspect  under close surveillance. It was certain that the robber had not been able  to carry away all the clean-up���that he  must have cached part of it and must  inevitably return for the balance. So  work went on at Camp McKinney,  while the mine-owners watched and  waited.  Roderick had a wife in Seattle, who  ^scemingly had no suspicion of his  cz'ime and believed that he was a mine  examiner, as he pretended tb be. By  watching her the detectives were able  to keep posted as to her husband's  movements.  In October of that year the long  vigil was rewarded by a telegram to  Monaghan from Seattle that Roderick  had left for east of the mountains.  Mrs. Roderick told as much to a lady  detective, saying her husband had  gone to close up a mine deal that  would net him several thousand dollars.  Monaghan knew that he was coming  back after the balance of the bullion,  and preparations at the mine were  made for his capture.  that Roderick had arrived at Conco-  nully on the 23rd of the month. He  had pretended to be looking for work,  and bought a horse from the sheriff to  ride to Loomis. He was taped along  the route unbeknown to himself, and  one Sunday afternoon Camp McKinney  received notice that their man must be  somewhere in the vicinity of the mine..  The men had heard of the imposition  on them"'-by Roderick's feigned sickness, and<fchcy sized him up as without  doubt the robber who got the gold dug  out and were anxious to see^his face  again, especially those who had contributed liberally to his get-away.  men to guard every approach to the  camp. In the dusk of the autumn  evening Thomas Graham and an  Indian,jsyho was with him on guard,  saw-a rider on the horse Roderick was  reported to have bought. He was  going towards the camp and got by  before Graham had a chance to intercept him. So "he scribbled a note of  warning and sent it into camji oyer a  short-cut by the Indian. Keene got  the note and made the Indian start  back with him at Once to the point  where the horseman had been sighted.  Keene found Graham, but the man  had vanished, somewhere along the  trail. The Indian was sent out through  the woods to locate the horse and rider  if possible, while Keene and/ Graham  crouched in the brush and waited.  After some time, hearing nothing  they finally decided to walk back into  camp. It was pitch dark then. They  had not travelled far, straining their  ears at every footstep, when they  heard a horse's hoofs oh the gravel of  the trail. -The rider had kept out of  sight in the brush until he felt safe.  He had come back to the camp undisguised. . i',,,';...     '-:'.-���" 0  CLICK OF RIFLE AND THEN A FLASH.  At first the two watchers thought  the noise was made by the returning  Indian, but they were taking no  chances. So they separated noiselessly and let the horse pass between them.  Roderick was on foot, leading the  animal. Keene stood like a post until  the horse was against him. He recognised the ariimal from the description  sent on in advance, but Roderick was  only a bulk in the dark, groping along  the trail,  "Is that you, Matt?" Keene called  out.  Roderick stopped, dumbfounded by  a voice apparently coining out of the  darkness a��/his side. ^^  He hesitated, and then answered  "Yes."  With the answer Keene heard the  metallic clicjfc of a "Winchester lever  and the clip of a cartridge thrown into  the barrel from the magazine.  Keene's professionaLrepufeation as a  mine superintendent had been at stake  heretofore. He suddenly realised now  that his life hung in-the balance. He  could not see the searching muzzle  that Roderick was endeavouring to  fasten on him in the gloom, but the  click of the rifle had told him what to  expect.  The rest' was instinct. The superintendent's revolver leaped from his belt  and spit fire into the' night. In the  flash he saw Roderick's face and the  muzzle of his rifle almost at his breast.  But there was a bullet in Roderick's  heart. The hunt was ended and the  mystery of the Cariboo mine robbery  explained.  HAD COME  EQUIPPED  FOR FINAL  HAUL.  The investigation by torchlight that  followed revealed the evidence. Roderick wore a heavy canvas belt under  his shirt with straps over the shoulders  and pouches on each side.     In this he  that much, but neither they nor anyone else have ever been able to locate  the lost cache that Roderick was  looking for when the bullet from  Keene's revolver ended his quest with  his life. It was the first bullion holdup in the district���and the last.���  Spokesman Review.  A. S. HOOD  Fire, Life and Accident Insurance.       General Agents.  Bank Block, Phoenix, BX.  ������    ���. .. - -        . _ _ . ��� , * .   . ,  TENDERS   WANTED.  SEALED TENDERS will be received  by the undersigned until 6 o'clock p.m.  on January 6th, 1911, for the driving  of fifty feet of a tunnel on the Myers  Creek Coal and Coke Co.'s property at  Bergen, B. C.  Particulars can be obtained from the  undersigned at the Brooklyn Hotel,  Phoenix.  D, J. DARRAUGH, Sec'y.  NOTICE.  PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given  that  the  Canadian   Pacific   Railway  Company (as Lessee of and exercising  the   franchises of the Columbia and  Western Railway) did deposit, in accordance with the provisions of the  Railway   Act,   on   the   third  day of  December,   1910,    in    the    Kamloops  Registry   Office,   Province of British  Columbia, as number 836, plan, profile  and   book   of reference  showing the  location    of    its    Wellington    Camp  Branch from Mile 0 to Mile .3.15 proposed to be constructed from   point  Mile 5.5 on the Phoenix Branch of the  said Columbia and Western Railway,  and that thirty days after this notice  or so soon thereafter as the application  can be heard, the said Canadian Pacific  Railway Company intends to apply to  the Board of Railway Commissioners  for Canada for approval of said branch.  Dated this  10th day of December,  1910,  E. W. BATEMAN,     /  Local Right of Way and Lease Agent,  Canadian Pacific Railway Company.  Happy New Year  To One and All  NEW YEAR'S  CHOCOLATES  We have the finest range of FANCY BOXED  CHOCOLATES ever on sale in Phoenix.  These are the finest quality of Goods that  money can buy, and are all fresh and toothsome.  CADBURY'S, GANOIMGS* FRY'S  ���These all indicate quality.    The Chocolates  are all  done  up  in   dainty   boxes   suitable for  presenting- to friends at New> Year's.  Through a friend Monaghan learned  expected to carry out what was left of  the stolen bullion. He was armed  with a Winchester and revolver. Both  weapons were rusty and decorated  with pine needles from having been  hidden in the forest. It was their condition of neglect that probably saved  Keene's life when he halted Roderick  on the trail.  From all indications Roderick was  near "his cache when tie encountered  Keene's challenge He was provided  with candles and had an ore sack  ready. And in one of his pockets he  carried a will, giving all he possessed  to his wife.   .  The owners of the Cariboo found out  JOHN   LOVE, DRUGGIST  Round-Trip Eastern Great  Northern Holiday Fares  To points in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia  MONTREAL   -   ��94.95       ST. JOHNS, 8109.4-5  -   -   $99.85       HALIFAX,     S113.4H  Tickets on sale Dec. 1st to 31st, final return limit 3 months from  date of sale. Stop over privileges in both directions. To accommodate  visitors to Old Country reduced round trip tickets sold tb Atlantic seaports in connection with Atlantic S.S*. tickets Nov. 11th to Dec. 31st,  with five month limit.  Further information regarding- rates to points not quoted, routes,  stop overs, etc., cheerfully furnished by calling- on or writing-r-  Norf hem  RaEBw&y    ' w. .x. PERKINS, Agent  ri_h_flF4.<_���-^^MJ3gr���_fSs'j___L--  ran__^fj  WMMB ^;  *  *���      *  ._���  THE PHOENIX PIONEER  and  Boundary Mining Journal  issued weekly  at Phoenix, British Columbia  Subscription, 2.00 per year  2.50 to United $tates.  T. Alfred Love, Publisher.  _  Saturday, December 31, 1910  tears of anguish would fall as tears  of joy.  If you have a mother at a distance  do not fail to write her at this season. Her years are numbered and  what happiness   a   letter   from  you  would bring ber.     Write today.  . .�����'   THE FAR AWAY BOY.  Grand Forks built a new skating  ���arid curling rink last winter; Green*  wood has a new one this winter.  Phoenix has  a larger   payroll   than  ��� either of these cities and there is no  excuse for having to put up with a  rink of packing-box dementions.  Aside from the demioutive skating  area it does not give hockeyists a  fair chance. Phoenix, is the natural  location.for a winter carnival in British Columbia; the weather here can  be depended on more than in any  of the other cities,   but   with   such  \  small rinks a carnival is impossible.  ���*j We  cannot   have   a-new  rink this  winter, but now is the time to boost  ' for one for next.season."~  ". ' '���' ��� I       '      if-''  . \      '  _W ;"   ���'-..    '  1 The Pioneer would not presume  to say that it has played jany part in  . having the Great   Northern  discard  } the practice of hauling ore dumps on  its passenger service to running on  schedule time; it is only   co-incident  .. that   it   came   about   following  our  * publication of the existing conditions Similarly the night-telephone  service is to be inaugurated following our feeble journalistic suggestions as to the rights of  Phoenix in  : matters of telephoning. Of course,  these have occurred in spite of char  "holler," but the   co-incidences are  -' are rather interesting.  At this season of the   year more  than at any other, our thoughts will  . wander to the old home and to the  ���friends we have left back east or in  the old country, and, dominating  every other influence is the personality of mother. There is the old  home, she was" wont to greet us on  our return from the daily round . of  toil." Oh, how much more gladly  would she welcome us from the far  distant land. In our day-dreams we  can see her. She is thinking of us,  the absent ones.    Though surround-  " ed by other members of her family,  she is lonely, for it is ever the wanderers who are uppermost in her  thoughts.  Now and then a sigh may betoken  thVlbad of grief her heart is bearing,  but she chokes it back and bends  closer over her work to hide the tears  which will swell up into her eyes in  spite of all she can do to stay them.  Her thoughts will turn to the loved  ones���away in distant lands, far  away oyer the white capped waves  of the ever tossing  ocean.    Oh, if  . she could Only have one of them by  her s^e! The words of love and  confidence   she  so loiiged. to  hear  . would be spoken   and   her  pent-up  Pray, may I ask you, worthy lad,  Whose smile no care can smother,  Though busy life throbs round about,  Have you written home to Mother ?  You are forgetting, aren't ypu, quite  How fast the weeks wen�� flying,  And that a little'blotted sheet  Unanswered still is lying ?  Don't you remember how she stood,  With wistful glance at parting?  Don't you remember how the tears  Were in her soft eyes starting ?  Have'''_*bu forgotten how her arms  Stole round you to caress you ?  Have you forgotten those low words  "Good-bye, my son, God bless you" ?  Oh ! Do not wrong her patient 3&ve,  Save God's there is no other  So faithful through-all mists of sin-  Fear not to write to Mother..,  Tellher how hard it is to walk  As walked the Master lowly:  Tell her how hard it is to keep  A man's life^pure and holy.  Tell her to keep the lamp of prayer  Alight���a beacon burning:  Whose beam shall reach you far away,  And lure your soul returning.  Tell her you love her dearly still,  For fear some sad to-morrow  Shall bear away the listening soul,  And leave you lost m sorrow. '  And then, through bitter falling tears  And sighs you may not smother,  You will remember, when too late,  You did not write to Mother. _  as twelve passengers on a rush day.  A washdish is located at the end of  one of those seats and  if there was  ...... t  water and towel in connection would  be used quite frequently. There is a  swing door to the next section,  where as many as eight people could  be seated if room could be found for  their vfeet. This is the smoking  "parlor" and when the smoke gets  thick it pushes the swing door and  circulates   among   the   cushion-seat  passengers. These two sections  take up about a third of the coach;  the balance is devoted to the conveyance of mail, baggage, express,  freight, including both live and dead  stock, and provides; office accommodations, dining room, kitchen, parlor and seeping quarters' for the  officials of the company. Sir Thomas  has. not been among any of the  officials who have enjoyed this coach-  novelty as yet.      ,        ������'... ���!,-  1911  Mi  C. P. R. Coach  Novelty  The Canadian Pacific have recently put a unique ttcarry_rair'cbachon  the Phoenix branch. It is a navel  piece of rolling stock and its comprehensiveness places the parlor-  sleepingrarfd-eating coaches among  the relics of ancient days. A  scrutiny does not reveal the name  of the designer. Some credit it to  Sir Thomas Shaughnessy's wonderful brain of ingenuity while others  maintain it is the combined efforts  of many noted designers. But that  it is the last grand achievement in  construction of Canadian Pacific  railway rolling stock there is but one  opinion.  This piece of architectural distinc-  tion on wrheels is not -unlike other  every-day coaches in outward appearance, more than thai: the windows are of the striking antique type  which takes one so romantically  back to the Elizabethan reign. The  passenger enters from the rear end;  this should be borne in mind by the  uninitiated public intending to travel,  as it is important. There is a front  entrance but this one is intended for  directors of the C. P. R. taking, passage; there are also spacious side-  slide doors, but these are for the exclusive use of employees. We do  not know any technical name for this  railway novelty; it is somewhat of  the compartment variety, though the  word compartment gives but a vague  idea of the diversified possibilities of  this conveyance of humanity and  other things.  There are three important sections���one section has six upholstered   seats   and  will carry as many  J  MAY THE YEAR 1911 BE ONE OP  HAPPINESS AND PROSPERITY TO  EACH   AND  ALL.     /���_���     ���/���     ���.'���     \-    '.-.���  A MERRY XMAS  _  and a  HAPPY  NEW YEAR  TO ONE AND ALL  2 <���  Thomas Brown, Clothier  Fresh Cream and Nlilk Daily  GOOD CREAM OR MILK, such as the PHOENIX DAIRY  BRAND/is the basis of a tempting meal. It makes everything  taste better. Try it���and you'll always buy it. All milk 1_  aereated before being sold. .  Phone E 32 W. A. McKAY & SONS  DELIVERED   TO   ALL   P _RTS   OS* THE   CITY "' -.   ���'*&  Butter!  Owing to the price of CREAMERY BUTTER advancing all over  the country, we are compelled to raise the price of "Empress "  Creamery Brix, after Dec. 20th, to 4@G_ per lb.  2 lbs. for       -       -       -       -       75c-  14-Sb* Box        -       -       -    - -    $4.75  Phone 2 Phone 2  Bl  Leave Phoenix, upper town, 9.30 a.m. \  " "        lower town, 10.00 a.m.  ^Standard Time  Leave Greenwood 3.00 p.m. J *  TO   EXPRESS  AND 'FREIGHT  : *��������'�����>��� v'  3*-  *        ��  ia_^__��p_WMB_jaMIM����_JIIWft_lte^ i  M*4(GwMaiM___..*  WOOD  First-class Fir and Tam-  arac Wood, $5.00 per cord  Pine Wood,  $4.50 per cord.  ��� ������������",  Pine Wood,  double cut,   per  cord; $6.00.       ...  WOOD  DELIVERED   ON   SHORT  NOTICE. 'Phone B 32  Johnson & Anderson  Love's Iron, Quinine and Wine;  its a genuine bracing tonic���just the  thing'for. this time of year. Price  75 cents.  WE WISH  To extend to you thfc  Compliments of the  Season.  Our       --���  -XMAS SPECIAL BREW-  ���������^_������_������_������������i_���<_B_0__i  Is now on the  Market.  ._  Nothing     anywhere,   else  like it.  Phone Orders early to No. 23  PHOENIX BREWING CO.,  .   -~   '      LTD.*V;t  ��M_^_HanMMM_M_H_M���MM__B_BH��_i_M_BB������_M_MH��M__^naH_->  DRAYING  Of all kinds promptly attended  to. Rapid Express and Baggage Transfer. Careful attention to all orders"      Phone A65  James G. McKeown  Call at the Drug store and have a  look at the fine selection of Christmas and New Year's cards on display.  Notefe of the City  H.M. Lang eat Christmas dinner with  Republic friends.  The curling season in Phoenix  opened,;Monday. .      :> (  H. Legauit, of Grand Forks, was in  town on Thursday.  N. EfRead of Cascade spent Monday  with friends in town.  Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Shea left Tuesday  on a trip to coast cities.  C. J. Mc Astocker spent Christmas at  his parental home in Nelson.  Mrs. A. D. McKenzie visited friends  in Grand Forks on Monday.  A. S. Hood spent Christmas in Grand  Forks with his son, A..B.J3$j-fl.  Greenwood's new skating rink is expected to be opened next Monday.  M. T. Royd of Greenwood was in  town Monday, evening for the dance.  John Graham of Vancouver spent  Christmas at his parental home here.  Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Pilkington  spent Christmas with friends at Grand  F<s��rks*  Miss M. Cameron of Spokane has  been on a. visit to her sister, Mrs. E.  Bell.  Walter McKelvey of Coeur d' Alene  college has been spending the vacation  in town; j,  Harry Richardson of the Granby  office staff spent Christmafe with friends  at Rossland.  Operator Taylor, who had been relieving at the local^C P. R. depot, has  gone to Farron.  Mrs. J. G. McKeown and Miss Annie  McKeown are on a ten days' visit with  friends in Spokane.  W. X. ' Perkins, Great Nor therh1;  agent, spent Christmas at _u_Vparenta_  home in Colville, ^^sh.  .'���'������������ i  Arthur Anderson had the misfortune'  to have his shoulder blade broken;  while coasting on Tuesday. ���  The semi-annual installation of offi-;  cers of Phoenix Miners' Union, No. 8,<  will take place this evening.  L. J. Htm ter of Moscow, Idaho, has;  been spending a few days in the city:  with his uncle, C. 1). Hunter.  i  Phoenix public School re-opens on1  T\|esday, except the junior room which  will not re-open till Thursday/  Curling in the local rink competition,  commenced Wednesday evening. O.  B. Smith won from A. S. Geddes. .  Robert Marks left Wednesday for  Nelson, after spending Christmas  week with his brother Prof. Marks.  "Bud" Bell received a severe blow  from the puck while at hockey Wednesday evening, but is again around.  J. E. Carter returned Saturday from  a trip to Vancouver and Spokane. He  was much taken with the life of Van-  In view o_? __�� e^erahefta-$Bj?  mass of evidence antagonistic to aS_OB,  it is recommended that its use in tusking powders  lie prohibited by law.���United States Senate Committee Rtpott,  Approved by physicians and food  officials, both State and National.  Awarded   highest  honors  by  the  apply  couver.  If rumors count for anything Greenwood and Grand Forks, as well as  Phoenix, will have hockey teams of  the Stanley Cup class.  The Canadian Pacific district prize  for the best kept garden during 1910  has been awarded to G. T. Moir,l agent  at Grand Forks. ���'���''..  The members of the Scandinavian  Society in Phoenix had a Royal Christmas evening at their hall- on Sunday.  It was one of the most enjoyable  affairs ever given in the hall, and 'all  present thoroughly enjoyed themselves. , ,.  C. D. Hunter was the host at a small  dinner at the Hotel Brooklyp on Monday evening. Among the guests were  Mrs. . E. Bell, the Misses Bell, Miss  Cameron, Miss Etta Murray, . and  Messrs: L. J. Hunter, J. McLaughlin,  W. X. McDonald and F. Bellr-  Dry wood -in car lots for sale;  to J. Trombley, Phoenix.  Ernest Miller, M. P. P., was in towns  from Grand Forks for a few days this  week, :������  Lome McKelvey, who has been in  Greenwood for a few weeks, has returned to town.  ! Nominations for mayor and aldermen will take place January 9th; and  elections.tfanuary 12th.  Mrs. P. J. Tennetti and family, who  have been residing in Spokane for some  months, have returned to Phoenix.  The Great Northern passenger train  iar now arriving on time, the ore dumps  being brought up the hill by freight���  the proper method.  A joint installation of the officers of  Greenwood lodge, No. 28, and King  Edward lodge,~No. 36, Phoenix, A. F.  and_V. M., took place in Phoenix on  Tuesday evening. "  J..Hi Park, who has been connected  with the Snowshoe mine for the past  18 months, left on~"Wednesday for  Graham Island tOvtake a lucrative position with a placer mining company  operating there.  Lack of ice lit Grand Forks has put  the Boundary Hockey League game  for next Monday evening off the schedule. An effort was made to have  Grand Forks come to Phoenix, but the  game is now postponed.  J.' Mackinnon, general manager of  the.,Eastern Townships bank, with  headquarters in Sherbrook, Que., accompanied by A. C. Flumerfelt, western director of the bank, with headquarters in Victoria, were visitors in  the'Boundary ..last week.  1 M. T. Itbyds, who has been manager  for ' the B. C.. Telephone company at  Phoenix and Greenwood, has been  transferred to Vancouver. H. Legauit,  formerly of Phoenix but now of Grand  Forks; will henceforth be in charge of  the company's business in the Boundary cities.  It is true that you are advertised by  your friends, but if you do not advertise  you will not have many friends.  Tlie __'esbyterian congregation at  Grand Forks presented their pastor,  Rev. Mr. McKee,;ar_d Mrs. McKee with  an oak rocker each and^a'iiNaddress.  Bert Overijl of Grand Forks has se*^  cured a contract from the Kettle Valley railway company to   supply 5Q��000  ties.    The ties will be cut on the west  fork of the Kettle river.  Members of Green wood Typographical union No. 358, are appearing with  considerable dignity this week, smoking "Kelowna Specials" with the compliments of Dr. R. Mathison, formerly  of Phoenix, but now of Kelowna. The  genial doctor is an eXctypo and the  "Specials" were a Christmas remenib-  eranceto the Boundary knights of the  stick and rule.  The J?xoneer begs to acknowledge  receipt of handsome calendars for 1911.  One from D. J. McDonald of the Phoenix Livery is a particularly "touching"  rural scene_and suggests one of the  many popular uses of the carriage; one  from N. M. Dewar, the local smith, is  a romantic scene "when all the world  was young"j one from E. A. Black, the  jeweler,. and one from the Phoenix  Brewing company'1: are particularly  dainty calendars of art design, while  one from C...F. Edwards, the furniture  dealer, is a picture of one of the homes  of royalty, where antique and classic  f urniture abounds.  Fred. B* Holmes is out for mayor of  Greenwood. His aldermanic ticket is  composed of James McCreath, W. E.  B. Fleming, S. P. Dixon, J. L. White.  F. W. McLaine, and C. J. McArthur.  And now for the lengthening days.  Already they have lengthened out  three minutes in the evening, and  from now on the rate of increase in the  evening will exceed that of shortening  in the morning, which latter will go  on for a few days more before they  will begin to lengthen out at both  ends. ~*\  ���w...  /'West Fork Ket:tleH-*er.  | L; -Reinecke spent the past season  oh! the  West   Fork  of the  Kettle  rrVer.\: He  has-been   engaged   in  topographically    and    geologically  surveying this district for the Geological Survey and .reports as follows  regarding the mining development:  '���The. small silver-lead workings  near;: Beaverdell, on the west fork of  Kettle   river,   hacj;   shipped   nearly  $100,000 worth of ore at the _nd  of  1910.     The. ore? . was   hauled   for  nearly  50  miles, by  wagon to the  railway, arid only such as averaged  $100   per   ton   or  over   could   be  shipped   with   profit.    The  largest  mine was shut down in February of  this year, and mining is now practically! at a.standstill.    A railway is  being constructed from Midway, on  the United States boundary, through  Beaverdell.  ;V Renewed   activity  is  expected in the mines upon its completion, \      ' \ ' -1  A promising seam of soft cpa|has  been recently opened in the Tertiary,  shales near Midway        . f'  Placer 'gold;; gold-silver, ..and  copper prospects were formerly  worked along Kettle river and its  tributaries. Rock creek and West  fork.  \ HighY Telephone ,  The Piokeer announces with  pleasure that its efforts to secure an  all-night telephone service for Phoenix are about to bear fruit. . Preparations are now being made by the B.  C. Telephone company to install a  continuous service, which will go into effect the latter part of January.  The night service will also go.i into  effect at Greenwood.  ,����  i -  Frank Richter  Dead:  Toboggan and Ski Course  ,An effort is being made to,organize a chjb in the city, to j5rotnote skiing and tobogganing. The^ intention is to locate a good course; and  Have it put in first class shapi?.  There is no reason why such a  movement should not be carried  ajong enthusiastically in Phoenix. A  city where hills abound should be the  natural home.of these great winter  sports.  Following a hearty Christmas  dinner at St. Joseph's hospital,  Victoria, B.C., Frank Richter, a  millionaire fruit grower and, cattle  breeder, of Ker^moes, ��� B. . C, died  suddenly. He had gone',, to the  hospital to partake of dinner with  some friends and was apparently in.  the best of health. Shortly after  the meal Mr. Richter complained of  feeling ill, and almost immediately  expired. It is. believed that death  was due to a stroke of apoplexy.  -��� ������   foreshadows   Transcontinental  The contribution of what will be  .eventually another   transcontinental  route was foreshadowed   by   notice  by Ottawa solicitors of an   application for a charter to be made at the  present session of the Dominion government.     The  application   will be  made for Mackenzie &   Mann,  who  recently purchased^ a controlling interest in the  Portland   Canal Short  Line.    This is to be extended by the.  construction ol' a line   through the  mountains and across, the   northern  portion of British Columbia to Edmonton.    It is a charter, for this line  that is being  sought at the present  *  session of parliament. From Edmonton the line would connect with the  Great Waterways   route   extending  from Edmonton to Fort McMurray,  and from there a  further   extension  ��� is planned eastward  to some  point  on the Atlantic seaboard.  , Christmas in Phoenix  Christmas passed off quietly in  Phoenix, though there was probably  more general enjoyment of yuletide  luxuries than in any previous season,  money being fairly plentiful.. Each  of the hotels. ��$_rved special menus,  though those of the Brooklyn and  ,the Queen's were exceptionally good  and outstripped previous seasons.  The decorations were also most  elaborate and artistic.  Nearly one. hundred couples, were  present at the annual dance oif the  Miners-Union on Monday eveningr  which was the most enjoyable dance  that has been given this season.  Splendid music was: rendered by  Werner's orchestra and "Danny  Deane served an excellent �� upper.  As good advertising is a vital  part of store service, a good^store  must be advertised.  FIVE CHILDREN LEFT.  MOTHER  DIED  OP CONSUMPTION  ,   AND ONE LITTLE Q1RL IS NOW  AT GRAVENHURST.  HEAVY bRAYING  If you require any Heavy Teaming or Hauling" done,  let us do it for you. That is our business, and we  have the equipment to execute all orders satisfactory.  i .  First-Class Wood  We also have a supply of first-class Cordwood, short,  or long, and can deliver-it on short notice; 'Phone  your order to        \  McElroy Bros. PH��N* Phoenix, B.C.  When you're off color���a little bit sick yet not sick enough  to call the doctor���you want a SURE and SAFE family  mddicine���A MEDICINE THAT YOU CAN ABSOLUTELY  RELY ON.   That's why we are advertising this trademark.  0^^^  ***-*  Look for the dandeUon-wlored wrappers arid the name NyaTa. The formulae--of  NyaTa Tamil* Romedios are all exceptionally g6od���������ry similar to what your ow_  doctor would prescribe There's a special NyaJ Romody for most ordinary, everyday ailments which we know tor be effective.  strongly recommend NyaTa Family Rem  >ur doctor can know and you may know too.  We strongly recommend NyaTa Family Remedies because we know what's in them  ^    . _. _ . ._���  Anything you  buy  with the name  will   give  you  entire  satisfaction.  ��� ^  Sold and guaranteed by  -2413  John   Love  ��� - ��� '. .s ,  Druggist  'oman  Is taterest��4 and should know  about the wonderful  MARVEL Whirling Spray  ��� Tho new Vaginal Syringe.    Best  ���Most convenient. It cleanses  Instantly.      Ask your  | druggist for'  f��iS__r��  If he cannot supply the  MAKVEI. acceppt,"!' > ��Jhe5_  hut send stamp tor if.usrr.tted  ^k~��S"it 8iv�� full pardc-    ���  ulars and directions invaluable to ladies.  WSffDSOR 8BPFLY- CO.,  .^Windsor, Oat ��"��������-��>  r,��.<veral Agents for CanS  A short time ftgo.a woman in tfe* advanced stages of tuberculosis died in her  own home. By her death five little ones were  left without the care of their mother. There  was money enough in the family to mak*  some provision for the care of the children,  but it was almost impossible to secure any-  one who would render this service, so afraid  are many people of this dread disease. A  visitor bo the borne says that time and time  again she had found the baby sleeping in  hir sick mother's bed, and near by food  was stored from which the children partook A sequel is revealed in the fact that  to-day one of these five-childr<fr�� is a  patient in Gravenhiirsti and the baby is in  tlie children's ward at' the Toronto Free  Hospital for Consumptives.: /-���.'���  It is for the caro of such sufferers as these  that the Muskoka Free Hospital for Consumptives has been built. The tax ��a the  accommodation is heavy, and the Trustees  have only been able to make the large extensions of the present year by borrowing  heavily from the bank. An appeal is now  made for funds to help on this work and  6rov.de a place where children, such as are  referred to here, may find a home with good  possibilities of cure.  Contributions may be sent to w. J.  Gage, E3q., Chairman Executive ^ Committee, 84 Spadina avenue, or Sec.-Treas.  National Sanitarium Association, 347 J_.ing  St. W., Toronto/-'  The Mu-��koka Free Hoapibal accepts patient- from any part of the Dominion, and  not a single patient has ever been refused  because* of poverty.  IT HEAtEIJ HI  SORES ^  E1SE M ADFAM-EDi  Tf  WWmm  mmmm*  :*S  m  m&;Q^mm.  This is what Mr. Edward Bingham,  of 118 Brant Ave, Brantford, says of  Zam-Buk. After an attack of typhoid  fever, ulcers broke out on his right toot  a,nd ankle. "The foot and leg were  terribly inflamed," he says, '' and the  pain was very acute. I could not wear boot or shoe, and  could not move about at all! I used all kinds of lotions,  salves and ointments, yet nothing seemed able to heal the  ulcers untU Zam-Buk was tried.  "The very first application oi Zam-Buk )elieved the  intense pain, and as!keJit on using* Zam-Buk the ulcers  began to look healthier and were less painful.  "By use of this healing balm the discharging was  reduced and healing commenced. Alter a few weeks'  treatment; the swelling-and inflammation were I anished,  and the sores wei-e entirely healed. ���< I am.eo grateful for  my cure through Zam-Buk that I consider it my duty to  let others know of the merits of th.s g*:��at balm."  What Zant'Buk should 'defused for.  Zam-Buk will be found a sure euro for cold sores, chapped hands, froat bites,  ulcers, eczema, blood-poison, vaiicone sores,piles, sealp tores,ringworm, ioflan ed  patches, babies' eruptions and chapped places, cuts, burns, bruises, an I skin  injuries a d diseases generally. All druggists and stores sell at 50c box, or post  free from Zam-Buk Co., Toronto, npon receipt of prica. You are  warned ag.inst harmful imitations and substitutes. See the  registered name "Zam-Buk" on every package before bvrjing.  FREE  BOX  12 55 2  Send this empon  and lo stamp to  Zam-B ,k Co., To-  r >nto. aiad receive  freetrlalbox. 12 z 2  :>'  as_^^  _ -_&-v&��^3:^ /ii".  King Edward LodgeNo- 36  ;���'    A. F. and A. M.  Regular communication at 8 p.m.  Second Thursday of each month.  Emergent meetings as called; Masonic Hall, McHale Block.  J. J. Strut-el, - J. S. Boyce,  Secy. ' .     W.M.  I.G.O.F. 9nomaS��S^em  Meets every Monday Evening at  Miners' Hall. Visiting brethren  cordially invited.  J. P. McKenzie, Noble Grand.  W. A. Pickard, Fin. Secy.  T. A. Bean, Record. 6ecy.  FRATERNAL OkDER  OF EAGLES  Phoenix Aerie No. 158  ���  Meets in Union Hall, Friday Evenings. Visiting brothers are alvy.ays  welcome.  J. Thornton, W. P.  Orrin D. Bush, W. Secy.  K. of P. Lodge, No. 28  Phoenix, B.C.  Meets Tuesday Evening at 7.30.  Sojourning brothers cordially welcomed.  Gordon Thompson, k. o.r.s.  J- W. Hannam, C.C.  Lumber and Wood  v  When in need of LUMBER,  LATH, SHINGLES, CORD-  WOOD or SLABWOOD I  can   fill  your   order   promptly^  C. A. ROSS  Phone A44  CHILDREN'S COLDS  Now is the time when your  children are very apt to catch  cold. The sudden changeSMn  the weather, the difference  between school and house and  open air, getting uncovered at  night, all often lead to sore  throats, coughs and grippe.  MATMIEU'S SYRUP  of Tar and Cod Liver Oil  should be taken at the first  symptoms. Children find its  taste pleasant, and it keeps  them well and strong.  No better combined cure and  tonic has ever been compounded.  Ask for Mathieu's S3TUP of Tar  and Cod Liver Oil.  Where there is fever with the  cold take Mathieu's Nervine  Powders to reduce the fever and  relieve the pain. They are sold  in boxes of 18 powders for 25c.  I. L. MATHIEUCO., Prop's.   8HERBRO0KE,QUE.  Large bottle 35 cents.  DISTRIBUTORS FOR WESTERN CANADA  FoBey Bros. Larson & Company  Winnipeg:> Edmonton, Vancouver, Saskatoon  D. J, SVIATHESON   insurance Agent  FIDELITY BONDS, PLATE GLASS,  COMMISSIONER FOR .TAKING  AFFIDAVITS.  FIRE, LIFE AND  ACCIDENT  PHOENIX,   B.C.  r  We wish our many friends ^.nd customers the compliments of the season  A p-.< p '   -���       ...    i. _��� L "   and  thank them for their generous  patronage during the Christmas  Phoenix at Prince Rupert.  M. M. Stephens, formerly city  clerk of Phoenix, but now head of  the firm of M. M. Stephens & Co.,  Limited, dealing" in real estate,  mines, etc., at Prince Rupert, wri-,  ting to The Pioneer this week to  renew his subscription, says:  "Prince Rupert is moving- along  nicely and  we  have   no  reason 'for  complaint of any kind.    We have  the best town for its age that ever  sprang up in the province, and it is  improving and  growing every day.  We have  about 6,000 people here  now and just as warm city elections  as  ever ,we   had   in   Phoenix,   and  another coming up now again.    We  have a good many Boundary people  here and they all appear to be doing  well."  , i :     .  Graduate Nurses* Association.  An effort  is  being made  by the  Graduate   Nurses'   Association    of  Vancouver to organise all the nurses of the province for the purpose  of securing  an  act  of registratiop,  for which  application will be made  to the government of British Columbia,     The   object  is  to   raise   the  standard of nursing in the province  and to protect the public from being  imposed   upon   by   nurses  who are  not properly  qualified.     The  act is  not   designed   to   prevent   anyone  from engaging in the work of nursing, but simply to make it possible  for those employing  nurses  to distinguish   between trained  members  of the   profession   and   those   who  have not the requisite qualification^.  Forestry Convention  Ottawa, _>ec. 29.���Conservation  advocates will have a gala week in  Quebec City shortly, when in addition to the meeting of the Commission of Conservation on Jan. 17 a  Forestry Convention will be held  Jan. 18, 19 and 20. Sir Wilfred  Laurier has called the convention,  which will be opened by His Excellency the Governor-General. The  arrangements for the meeting, which  will be conducted under the auspices  of the Canadian Forestry Association, are now approaching completion.   ���.*. ���  Boundary Hockey Schedule.  Jan. 2 Phoenix. ..    at Grand Forks  Jan. 9 Grand Forks. . . ��� at Phoenix  Jan. 12 Greenwood .at Phoenix  Jan. 16 Grand Forks at Greenwood  Jan. 20 Greenwood at Grand Forkg*  Jan. 24 Phoenix at Greenwood  Jan. 27 Grand Forks. . ...at Phoenix  Jan. 30 Phoenix... .at Grand Forks  Feb. 3 Grand  Forks  at Greenwood  Feb. 6 Greenwood. .... .at Phoenix  Feb. 9 Greenwood   at Grand Forks  Feb. 13 Phoenix ... .at Greenwood  Stop that cough ! Don't let it  get the start of you, but stop it  right away before it gets serious.  Our cough remedy will do the work,  price 50c.     Love's Drug Store.  The class of people to whom it  pays to advertise are people who are  newspaper readers.  v. Y->  *���  : i>-5f*."!<>. W-;--iA. _��� j*i��� *��� i"d��*__!fai&__>L__ x  GRANBY SUPEI^INfENDBISTT  ENTERTAINS AT DINNER  O. B. Smith Jr.  Is   Host   At An   Elaborate  Banquet To Mine  Officials and Others at Hotel Brooklyn Christmas Eve.  The largest and most elaborate  dinner that has ever been given ,in  Phoenix took place on Saturday,  Christmas Eve, at the Hotel Brooklyn, when about sixty local officials  of the Granby, old-timers of the  <carrip, and others were entertained  by O.B. Smith, jr., superintendent  of Granby mines, and Mrs.  Smith.  The banquet was the first of the  kind given in the Boundary district  and  bespeaks   the   harmony   which  exists   between the   superintendent  and  other officials on  Granby hill.  It is about twelve years since   Mr.  Smith  came   to  the  Old   Ironsides,,  Granny's   original   claim,   and   the  dinner brought a sprinkling of those  then residing in Phoenix as well as  present officials of the company;  The arrangements were splendidly  carried out and the spacious dining  room of the Brooklyn never .looked  more brilliant. Two tables, decked  with cut flowers which spread   their  perfume, stretchec^from either end  of the room, which   was beautifully  illuminated.     The decorations were  unique  and   in    keeping    with    the  Yuletide season, the  room   being a  '.veritable bower   of  festooned evergreens*'and   holly,    with   flags and  Christmas bells.entwined.     In    one  corner   a la-rge Christmas tree,   lit  by colored electric lights, was laden  with  presents," one  for each guest.  The place cards we re accompanied  by   dainty, souvenir   menu   folders.  Mounted on the cover was a photographic view   of. Granby's   original  buildings in 1898���two   log cabins,  which are no\y.replaced by buildings  costing a million   dollars  or," more.  ' The menu was served in courses and  reflected great credit on the Brooklyn  in point of cooking as well as finished  .service.     The menu follows:  Russian Caviar on Toast     Salted Almonds  Frittled Celery  Toake Point Oysters on Half Shell  Green Turtle Soup  Kokanee Trout   Browned Potatoes  Braised Tenderloin Larded     Mushroom Sauce  Fruit Salad  Young Turkey   Chestnut Stuffing .  Cranberry Sauce  Domestic Goose    Apple Stuffing  ,    Roman Punch  Browned Sweet Potatoes   Mashed Potatoes  French Peas in Cream  '  Jellied Pineapple with Whipped Cream  Assorted Cakes  Steamed Plum Pudding Hard and Brandy Sauce  - , Nesselrode Ice Cream  Cluster Raisins    Palestine Figs  .Dates    Nuts  Camenbert Cheese   Salted Wafers  Tea Fruit Coffee  When the'"inner man" had been  Phoenix himself. W. X. McDonald  was called on to propose a toast to  the ladies and excelled his usual eloquence. Dr. Dickson made a happy  speech on Phoenix of to-day, while  T, A. Love referred to the festive  occasion and~the ideal of harmony  to which it would tend* G. L.  McNicol then distributed the presents from the Christmas tree, and  none present were forgotten. ., ���  T. A.   Love proposed a toast to  the host and  hostess,   and  referred  to Mr. Smith's prominent connection  in various capacities with the ���Gran-  by   mine   since   it   was - a   prospect  twelve years ago,   till to-day he has  the. responsible position  of superintendent and Granby   is   one  of  the  big mines of the   world,   and in  its  growth he had taken no small part.  The toast was  heartily   drank   and  was   followed   by   the   singing   of  "For they are jolly good fellows."  The    evening    concluded      vyith  i<  satisfied Mr. Smith proposed the  health of the King, which was responded to by all standing and.  sirfging the National Anthem. Mr.  Smith extended a hearty greeting and  expressed his pleasure in having'so  many present; he regretted the una-  voidable absence of Judge Williams,  who was slated tov.speak for the old-  timers of the camp, but gave j^n <  interesting sketch  of early da^s^mT*  Auld   lang   syne,"   and   Mr.   and  Mrs. Smith were voted  royal entertainers.  The Wernex-.Biner orchestra rendered    excellent   music   throughout  "the-evening.  Those present   and  invited  were:  Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Smith, jr., Mrs.  A. Gi Pease, Dr. and Mrs.-Dickson,  Mr.    and   Mrs.   John  A.   Swansbn,  Mr.    and   Mrs.   J.   F.    McDougall,  Mr.   and    Mrs..   William   Tatham,  ���'Mr. and   Mrs.   Thomas   Oxley^ jr.,  .Mr. and Mrs. John   Miller, Mr. and  Mrs.   P.   J.   Cook,   Mr.   and   Mrs.  James Ingram, Mr. and Mrs. Frank  McDonald,   Mr.   and   Mrs.    David  Stafford,   Mr. and Mrs. John Pierce,  Mr. and Mrs.   William   Pierce,  Mr.  and Mrs.   G.   L.   McNicol,  Mr. and  Mrs. R.   K.   McCammon,   Mr.   and  Mrs. J. J.  Strutzel," Mr.   and  Mrs.  E.    E.    Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. J.  A.    Morrin,    Mr.   and   Mrs.   J.   E.  Thompson, Mr. and Mr_. A. Hillier,  Mr. and Mrs. M. Cranley,   Mr.  and  Mrs. Robert Fuller, Mr.   and  Mrs.  Thomas Oxley,   sr., Mr.   and   Mrs.  H. Johns, Mr. and Mrs.  C.  Biesel,  Mr.and Mrs. J. Marshall, MissPotter,  Miss Cheney, Miss McKhight, Judge  Hood,    Judge    Williams,    C.    M.  Campbell,     C.     D.     Hunter,     H.  Richardson, John  McLaughlin,  W.  X. McDonald,   R.   G.   Steams;*H.  Goodwin, George Ellis, T. A. Love,  L.   Morrison,   George Hewson,  T.  Baldwin, M.   Zucco,  D.   McGinnis,  Fred Fredrickson.  Moving Picture  Theatre.  5.4/ .Cosgrove and McAstocker are  making arrangements for a moving  picture theatre. The basement of  the Royal Billiard Parlor will be  fitted up as a theatre and will have  a front entrance from the main  street. Phoenix will be placed on a  circuit with- Spokane and get a  change of pictures thf eef'timesaweek.  mai  m,  We Wish All Our  1  Patrons a Merry  Christmas and a  Happy N&w Year  Special  We are selling the balance of  our stock of Hollow Silver-  ware at  25.. ��� ��� Discount  0  Store will be closed on Monday, Dec. 26, and Monday,  January 2.  i~ftm  Morrin-Thompson Co  FRESH GROCERIES AN D PR OYISI ON S  X  :;\i.  The Finest Quality in  MILK AND CREAM  at  Strictly - Fresh - E&&s  J. W. Hannam, Proprietor  HAPPY    NEW   YEAR  To   our Patrons and Friends,  JEWELLER.  For Billheads, Letterheads, Envelopes, Statements, Circulars,  Cards, Dodgers---in fact, anything in PRINTING, phone 14  mtsassaaava

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