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The Phoenix Pioneer Feb 17, 1900

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 ���   f-t &iy^Lj������<v*AL> oC^'f^'Y"*'^  $  moo MEN  working in   the  around Phoenix.  T  )  Xl��e Payroll of / j  PHOENIX        f  Is larger than that of V  any other Boundiry i  'J amp. \  Devoted to the Interests of the Boundary Mining District.  ����*  \l. I.  PHOENIX, BRITISH COLUMBIA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17,   1900.  No. 14.  ,-. THE  1/  iners Union  *"i *  Is Alive to the Requirmeuts  of its members.  f IMH (0.. linttei  ��� Is Alive to the Requirements  of the public. *  Foil and Complete Lines.  kocenes  [ardware  Irockery  [ueeensware  InWre  Dry Goods  Furnishings  Hats, Caps,  Boot aid Shoes,  Slippers.  Hercules  Powder.  Caps  Fuse  Mining  Supplies  6=  aO  |Complete Line of Carpenters' Took  ���-NOWW.���     .  ilf Irak i SpwaBi.  PrMplWwj.  UNTER  THINK ITS ALL BlfiHT  Phoenix    Realty   Purchasers  Meeting Payments.  MANY  ARE  HETAKINi  TO WILD  Both Umber Coaccru are GeHlar. a Stock  00 tie drMot, ami Will fee Prepare! for  the Dnaaa* Expected fa (be Stflafc  Thursday was the 15th of the  month, and was the date set for making the second payments on lots purchased in the Old Ironsides sub-division last. November. It will be remembered-that'.the sale was one of the  most remarkable in the real estate 'history of any town in the west Inside  of 24 hours, practically every desirable lot was sold for $500 and $600,  and within a few days many lots  changed hands at a considerable advance.     ;'.  The result of the arrival of the day  for the second payments has been  practically a repetition of the day of  original.sale. A flood of checks poured in upon Assistant Treasurer J. F.  Hemenway, showing that purchasers  were confident that they had made excellent ��� investments. There were  practically r no defaults, and quite a  number have arranged to begin improving at an early date.  Geo. Rumberger also reports that  deferred payments on property sold  by him are being very generally met,  and that there is inquiry for additional  property. /  With the opening of spring, there is  every reason to believe that active  building operations will be started, and  that a number of fine structures will  be erected, The Yale-Columbia Lumber Co. " is constantly adding to its  stock at the Phoenix yards, and the  McKae' sawmill has also started a  yard on Dominion avenue, below  Banner street.  -c  Co, Ltd,  Id Ironsides Addition, ';  [OENLXfB.C.        �� ; ^  Ooods DffewH Pr��ptty.  Cltyoffcr.  toSala.   :   ,  A contract was let in this city a  few days ago by Supertntedent Williams for the hauling of 100 ton of ore  daily, from tl;?'Cit>Lof Parts/mine, -in.  White's camp, ~Xo the Granby smelter  at Grand Forks, and it is said the contractor has already, begun the. work:  This, mine, in which ore Is now being  stoped for shipping, will enjoy the  distsnetion of being the first Boundary  mine to ship to the Granby smelter..  ��� ��� ���  ���trongholcl  'Is Groceries and Provisions���Only the  best available goods supplied.  Our Aim  ie public with Quality  *4>  and Price.  Our Request  Is that you give us a trial order, if you  PS are not already on our list of satisfied  LATE STOCK QUOTATIONS.  What Lcatfiag  Saaren  Are  SeUag for  la  ftasalaaf.  ���    ASKED   - BID  Athabasca       32    - ��8  Brandon & G. Crown.    ' 28        23  Big Three..:         7#      sH  Cariboo (Cp. McK)..      83        77  Canadian G. Fields...        7 $ti  Crow's Nest P. Coal..$38 50 28 00  customers.  4  Dardanelles  Deer Park (new):.  Deer Trail No. 2.  -Evening Star   Giant   Homestake   Iron Mask..."....  I. X.L..;   Jim Blaine    ..      20  King   Knob Hill   Lone Pine Consol ���  Mountain Lion $1  MonteChristo.... .},.  Morrison   Noble Five   Okanogan   Old Ironsides ..  Princess Maud.  Rathmullen   Rambler-Cariboo.,  Republic   St. Elmo Con���  Virginia   Victory-Triumph.  Wonderful   8  i#  io#  9 ���  *H  4  50  ��5  *9#  80  00  4  5  8  ..$1 00  8  5  So  10  .$1  4  ft  so  7  38  19  16  *S'A  S�� /  *5  3  4  4  4  80  4#  4  43  90  3  2  L4  We are not satisfied unless you are.  OO  If  ���;ipVe. mean  ^JlONEKR.  h^M keeping  t:g��i British  i-'-ift  the Subscription List of the Phoenix  If not, it should be. It's the only way  pasted about the greatest mining camp  Columbia.    It. costs only $2 per year.  Pioneer Cablishifig Co., Phoenix, B. C.  STRIKE ENDED JN THE SLOGAN.  Compromise Arranged oaBaato' of SMS per  Day.  Wrn. Hunter, of Phoenix and Silver-  ton, returned fiom the latter place last  night, and brought the pleasant news  that the labor troubles in the Slocan  are now finally settled, the miners and  mine managers having at last come to  an agreement en a basis of $3.25 per  day. Mr. Hunter doesjiot say much  about his own efforts to bring about  this compromise, as he is a modest  man, but it comes to the Pioneer from  other sources that he was an important factor in the negotiations, having  been an'active member of the business  men's committee that took the' matter  up and "carried it to a successful con-  elusion. ' '  During the last week committees  from, theyjminers and from business men  met and thoroughly canvassed the matter. It was finally deeideJ lo accept  the proposition of the mine-managers  made on DecembQr.zjd last on'the  basis of $3,25 per shift of eight hours.  In detail this schedule was as follows:  Miners in shafts, $3.50 to $4; machine  men, $3.50; hand1"drillcrs,,J$3.25; carmen, $3; laborers, $3; timbennen, $3.-  50 to $5; engineers, I3.50 to $4;' blacksmiths, $3.50 to $4; laborers on surface  (teft hours) $3. '  f    Saaa Ready to Optra**,  The Montreal Loan & Investment  Company., one of the strongest institution of its kind in the Dominion, is  making preparations to do business in  Phoenix this year. The'- company  has an authorized capital, of $2,000,-  000, and makes loans' for building  purposes on approved realty security.  The auxiliary board of officers and directors chosen^for Phoenix'consists of  Noble Binns, president; W..B. Willcox,  ���ice-president, A. S. Williamson, valuator; Chas. F. Sears,:secretary-treasurer, R. B. Kerr, solicitor, and IX J.  Matheson. Doubtless this concern  will aid in no small rfegreeiJn furnishing means to those "desiring, it, for  making substantial improvements.  AH feady tor Oacafaf Bait  - Arrangements are now complete for  the grand opening ball, to be given by  the miners' union in the new Miners'  Union Hall, corner of Dominion Ave  and Banner street, which will be given  next Thursday evening, February 22  One coat of jplastcr has been put on  the uppaf flour,fbut' no more can be  put on "till the weather moderates.  However, the building wilP. be  thoroughly warmed with stoves. The  union has secured a fine piano, which  is already in the hall, and every detail  for a successful outcome of the dance  has been looked after. The proprietors of the Butte Dining Room will  furnish the supper.  Ckaafe Ie Trala Tiaie.  Last Monday a change was made  in the running time- of the Boundary  passenger trains. The trains now arrive and depart from Greenwood at  the same time, 3:05 p.m. The incoming train thus arrives over an hour  earlier than formerly. The change is  due to the fact that track has been  laid and trains are now running regularly through the 3,000 foot Bull Dog  tunnel, thus saving the tedious trip  over the six miles cf switchbacks and  an hour in time.  It is expected that by or l>efore the  1 st of March the construction depaat-  ment will turn the road over to the op-  orating department of the C.P.R.  KlmberiylsKelelvcd.  Yesterday afternoon the- Bank of  British North America, at Greenwood,  received a message by cable from  London, that the town of Kimberly,  the Transvaal diamond centre, which  had been beseiged by Boer troops for  months, has been relieved by British  troops TliOi'eM.v, much iejokir.g in  both Gi ecu wood snd i'hoe:.i\- bs'  night at this good news.; although it luu  been expected.  It is now evident that a turn in the  tide of war in South Africa has at last  been reached, and there should be  more good news as the days go by.  icashed at par at the  WIUNEED MORE MEN  Phoenix   Mines Forces  Gradually Growing,  Are  PSWECTS m DAILY MIGHTEM  Rica Ore ia Victoria, 118 Feet WMe~8rortIya  Sasacaas tor tkc PreseaMirey' Ea|Je  Ftotattoa Most Smcmsfat  The mining outlook.for Phoenix  camp was never brighter than it is  today. During the last week, the  management of the Pioneer has taken  pains to look into the matter carefully,  arid the aho\e conclusion is the result.  Butane cloud has arisen on'the* horizon��� the suspension of operations, on  the Brooklyri���and it is not-believed,  even that will lie of long duration. On  the contrary, every other property in  and around Phoenix, now working, is  preparing to 'materially increase the  lorce of men. and some of them will  do this within the next 30 days. The  men are satisfied with the existing  order of things, the employers are'sat-  isfied, the properties are showing up  better, and to assert that things are  steadily brightening up, is but stating  a bare fact.  Undoubtedly the largest employers  of labor in the Boundary' is the Miner-  Graves syndicate, operating arid successfully developing the Old Ironsides,  Knob Hill, Victoria and other properties in * Phoenix. It is a noteworthy  fact that since active work wasJ commenced on these mines, several years  ago, there has never been a shut down,  nor has a single pay day ever been  passed. Not another mine in rjbe  Boundary���or perhaps in Kootenay���  can show such a record.  Jay P. Graves, manager of the properties, has always had a fashion of  running "his own business, and has  never had any* trouble with his employees or others. He has paid the  best of wages, had the best of men,  and'under the able superintendency of  Win. Yolen Williams has had the best  of work, from a practical standpoint,  done on his properties. It can, there-  torcbe^ stated, on the best of authority;  that irrespectmfof what happens elsewhere, - there is no fear of 'his- being  involved in labor troubles of any kind.  The same can be said of the War  Eagle, and a number of other properties in this locality. The Gold Drop  is preparing to do more extensive work,  which means more men. The Golden  Crown is about to build ore bunkers,  to get ready ship; the Snowshoe is  improving; the Winnipeg has shipped  eight cars, and will ship more; and all  through the list there is ample evidence  that at an early day the number of  men employed underground hereabouts  will be greatly increased.  Rich Ore la the Victoria.  The crosscut from the Old Ironsides  into the Victoria, on the 300-foot level,  is now in 318 feet, of which 118 feet  is in a splendid grade of chalcopyrite  ore. It is some of the best rock yet  encountered, and must be pleasing to  the owners, the Granby Co. The  workmen are still going through the  ore body, and there is no telling how  wide it may be. It has added largely  to the value of the mine.  Workmen will at once begin on a  crosscut in shaft No. 2 of the Old  Ironsides, at the 200-foot level.' When  this had been driven about 40 or 50  feet an upraise will be made to the  100-foot level, thus blocking out another immense area of ore.  The upraise of 180 feet on the Knob  Hill, for an air shaft, was completed  several days ago.  Within the last week the Old Ironside^ ha.-- added several men to the  mining force, and the new work will  require still more. Inside of a month  it is expected that the force will be  considerably increased, and that part  of the new bunk house now ready, will  be fully occupied.  Snspcaslon on the Brooklyn.  of 80,000 shares will be retained in the  treasury. The shares have a par value  of $i.qo each, and those offered wert  quickly taken at 50 cents, the initial  figure. Work will begin ou the properties as soon as arragemente can be  completed to that end.. As they are  known to have large ledges of ore, the  same success in their operation may  be looked for as followed work on the  contiguous claims, rthe Old Ironsides  and Knob Hill.  Brandon aad Ooidea Crewa.  In the Brandon and Golden Crown  mine, the men have been working for  some time in some of the l>est grade of  ore yet found in this excellent property. It is being found on the 100-  foot level, and the vein ' is four feet in  width, running from $30 to $40 in  value. Shipping will be done only as-  ore is taken out in the course of  development for the,present, and the  new ore bunkers will be constructed'  with a capacity of 200 tons.  la Boundary Miecs.  LEME ON BLUE JAY  Was Struck Yesterday in Skylark Camp.,'  Vi  THE SHAFT IS NOW DOWN i�� FEET /  i *  Winnipeg.  I have secured from Mr. Graves a small  block of this stock, to be sold in this section.  This is the recent successful flotation of fo-ar  claims surrounding the Old Ironsides aud  Knob Hill. -  These properties have the Old Ironsides  and Knob Hill ledges, and are sufficiently developed to prove this beyond doubt. For full  particulars see me at once.  Selling Agent OLD IRONSIDES SUBDIVISION, Town  of Phoenix.  B.C.  --Thework on the Golden Crown ore  bunkers began today.  It is expected that the Rathmullen  will ship a car or two of ore in a few  days.  On the Hartford the shaft is-, now  down 80 feet, and the ore body is still  widening.  Shipments recently made from the  Winnipeg mine are reported to have  netted the owners $20 to the ton.  The thirty-fifth dividend of the Republic mine was paid this week in Toronto, and the stock jumped six  points.  The Sailor shaft, in Camp McKin-  ney, is down 200 feet, and it is intended to put in a 7-drill compressor before long.  It is expected that work on the Lo-  der pyritic 250-smelter, to be built at  Grand Forks, will be started in the  course of another month.  The Rambler, north of Eholt, is  showing up favorably with development, and it is' expected will soon be  added to the shipping list.  There are said to be about 17s men  working in Camp McKinney and the  population is about 450. There is  considerable building in progress.  The ore bodies encountered in the  Brooklyn by recent development on  the 250-foot level are said to have been  growing bigger and better than "ever.  "The Pathfinder bds'aboat^oo-ions  of ore on the' dump".- One of the compressors used at the big Bull Dog tunnel, is to be installed at the property.  It is announced that roasting of ore  in heaps will be started inside of a  month at the Granby smelter, and that  the works will   be   started   by   April  15th- -   .  ' Five tons of ore from the Review  mine, at Chesaw, will be hauled to  Greenwood a#d shipped for a test to  Spokane, San Francisco, New York  and Chicago.  Captain Shields, superintendent of  the War Eagle, is much pleased at the  improvement in the quality of the ore  now being taken out of the shaft of  that property.  A strike of 25 feet of. ore is reported  on the Strawberry, in Pass Creek camp,  owned by the Quebec-Boundary Mining Co. A. B. Ciabon, of Rossland,  is the manager.  Work has been resumed on the reorganized Morrison property in 1 )ead-  wood camp, with ten men. It is expected that in a short time the property  will be on a paying basis.  It is stated that work will be started  in the spring on the Emma, a Summit  camp property, adjoining the Oro Den-  oro. It is owned by Mann & Mackenzie of Montreal, and now has a shalt  100 feet in depth.  Work on the office buildings of the  B.C. mine is nearly completed. Over  a thousand tons of ore have been  shipped thus far, and the good work is  being steadily continued at the rate o:  two to four cars daily.  Billy Russell has some samples of  native copper from the Waterloo, on  Huckleberry mountain, back of Cascade, owned by the Russell Mining  Co. A general store and telephone  line will soon be put in at the camp,  partners   have corn-  Full Face of Drift li Now la Oct���Maaater  Edwards Now Hat a DoaMc Shift at  Work.  Yesterday about noon, while a ��� Pioneer man was ou the ground, a round  of shots was set off in the Blue Jay,  in Skylark camp, that exposed the cpz .��� ���',  tire face of .the drift iii ore., The in- 11  cline snaft is down 120 .leet and- the  ore was reached in a 10-foot drift.    *.  The Bine Jay and Clipper claims  adjoin and are on the  "extreme   west''.'.  end   of  the  mountain  on which the  Gold Drop', "Old Ifonsides,-\Var-Eagle^   Knob Hill, Grey Eagle and other well  known properties are situated.    Tlit;,/  Blue Jay is owned by Elmer Edwards,   .  Mike and Tom -Kane, -Denny 'Clune  and E. Perrj\    The Clipper Is "owned  by   the/Kane   Bros.,   Tom  Hogan,  James Smith   and   J.   K.   Meagher.  Both claims-will"be developed through   '  the one shaft, by mutual arrangement,  and this shaft has been  sunk on  the'  Blue   Jay.     Klrner   Edwards   is   in,  charge of the work and   working two  shifts.  ,   For a depth  of  120  feet thejoo'-.  wall of the ledge was followed  by the  incline,   and "then   crosscutting-' was-'  started.   In a few feet the rock began  to improve, and  yesterday the  ledge  was reached.  There is another shaft on the property, which is down 46 feet,  the bot-   '  torn of which is in a fine   quality   ofv  galena running $25 per, ton.    In  the ^  working now being o()erated,   the ore   "^  is copi>er, and assays of $15 have been  had.    Those who have seen the  Blue  Jay are confident that,   with  development, it will turn out to be a most val-"  uable ' property,   and   already ��� great  things are predicted, for it    It is located about two miles .from Phoenix.,  S-A'Jil  -t  :-\H  V-#i  ^.  X  Vi  starts for Victoria today,  WitttaR Haa*or WiM Upateaeat PSmmlxMtk*,  Capital   ,  During the last week those having irt  in charge the preparation" of the papera  for the incprporationof Phoenix/ have  not been idle. The completed copy of  the assessment rolls, which R.B. Kerr r  went to Fairview' to obtain, shows a  total of $132,000 within the proposed  corporate limits. The petition for  incorporation already has the sigr��-  turcs of about 150 British subjects,.and  that of the property owners is also  lengthy.  Wm. Hunter had been chosen as the  man to go to Victoria and present the  matter to the legislative assembly. Mr.  Hunter only returned to town last  night, and lie was requested to start for  the coast at once, it was not practicable  to cali a public meeting. However,  the committee met at the Imperial  hotel, and went over the draft of the  act which it is desired to have passed.  On account of not knowing how soon  the legislature may adjourn, it was  thought best to have Mr. Hunter start  for Victoria today, which he will do.  1 v^rc-  It is to be hoped that the franchise  now being, asked for by the Western  Telephone & Telegraph Co., will be  granted by the legislature. If so, the  Similkameen will at once be connected  by wire with the Boundary, and the  line will be extended to the coast. The  immediate result would be the building  up of better trade relations between  the sections mentioned.  OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  Are you going to . . .  ��� 99)  Copper Co , was closed"cTow  few men employed paid off and discharged. Frank Robbins, the superintendent, states that orders were received from the company's office in  Toronto, to do this, and it was done.  Those who are closest in touch with  t'le trend of affairs, do not think that  work will be suspended for any length  of time. When it does srart up again,  it will .probably be in full blast, as the  company's plans provide for eztensive  operations.  Grey Eagle Flotation SuccessfaL  The flotation in Montreal of the  Grey Eagle Gold Mining Co., the new  coippration of the Miner-Graves syndicate, to. work the Grey Eagle, Tip  Top, Banner and Triangle fraction, in  this camp, has been most successful.  All of the shares offered have been  taken largely by those interested in  the Old Ironsides, Knob Hill and  Granby Companies. Of the proceeds,  $60,000 will be used for development  of the company's properties and the  installation of machinery.    A reserve  Rawhide tunnc ,  hill about about 500 feet. It is thought  they have been 1 wining. besiJe the ore  body, and the next work will probably  be to crosscut.  At the second annual meeting of the  Knob Hill Gold Mining Co., recently  held in Montreal, the stockholders  were much pleased with the reports  read from Superintendent Williams  and General Manager Graves. The  following directors were elected: S.H.  C.Minei, J.l'.Graves, H.G.Mcintosh,  D. A. McGaskill, W. H.Robinson and  A.L.White.  The No. 2 tunnel at the Oro Denoro  is now through to the shaft. Ore is  now being knocked down for shipping,  and several car loads are now on the  dump. Ross Thompson, one. of the  largest stockholders, visited the property this week, and has decided to  purchase a 5-drill air compressor as  soon as it can be had, which he hopes  to have on the ground within twb or  three weeks.  loenix Miu-  If you are, please  bear in mind that  Dominiou Avenue,  Have just received a Fine Assortment  of TIES and Bows.   .  Especially for this Occasion.  Everything for the wardrobe of the  Miner or Business Man ran be had  in our store.    Coinc and sec it.  L<*"31\�� -$'  *!&L ,  *fe,  4*V*ffk THE P-KOENIX PIONEER.  0.  J 4 '    ',  V  ���J   *  "1 ^  ���*��� "i^  ��� -.^  /*  The Pay Eoll Makes the City.  t  Dcadwood, the latest town to seek public favor, is situated in the heart of  Deadwood Camp, about three miles from Greenwood, and an equal distance  from the B. C. Copper company's smelter.' It is reached by a spur of the Columbia and Western railway. It is surrounded by such famous mines as the  Mother Lode, Sunset, Btickhora, and Morrison, which of themselves assure a  Large Payroll, but exclusive of these there are a hundred partially developed  properties surrounding the town, many of which will become paying mines, so  that it does not require very much foresight to decide that the Town of Dead-  "woodwill have in the near future a sufficiently large payroll to support a city  of sorrie importance.        For price of lots and other particulars, apply to  JAS. McNICOL,  >-j  Wallace-Miller Block, Greenwood, B. C.  Midway -Ageuc}',  W. B. Rickards & Co.  The Phoenix Pioneer.  laauco on Saturday av tmc  PIONEER PUBLISHING CO.  w  AT PHOENIX a. e.  B. WILLCOX, Man.  SUBS0BIPTION ItATES.  OMlar ....       a�� 00  Ml Months  -       ���       - 1    ���    , .     1.25  AdTcrtltf ntr rates niaita kaowa W) appllCHtion.  wmmmmmmsmammmmmmmmmammBmmesmm  ��� "J v *-,  \^      1 ' u      ��  + >  ffr'  "<--''    ���  rfc'���-'    l~;  i ^    HOW Wat THE CAT JUMP.  There appears to be a good deal of  reason for believing that a new deal is  being quietly breached at, Victoria for  ' the formation of a new government.  Some'aver that it will be on -strict party lines hereafter, others that it will by  '" a coalition, and in short there are many  aad', divers plans proposed by.which  a portion ofthe^ present, ministry'will  be enabled to climb" into the "new band-wagon; now being 'manufactured 'and  .which will soon lie ready to do business.  '' IJot only'is this evident "to 'the' Careful  ���rea'de^of trte'coa��;iW��, butthe Pio-  jieer, hai private information from Vic-  > jtoriathat'something^must be "done and  ~* It was~assertcd that the Turner government was reckless and extravagant  " -��� and a few other thjnes���much<>f,which  *  was doubtless true; but forr the "pure,1  '' unadulterated essence ot'quintessence  of mischievous" legislation; the Semlin-  ^Cotton^government is.by  far in, the  jead. ^ Ii absolute proof'of this is Wanted, just note how the/merobers' ar'e repealing or a amending the foolish ' arts  tossed at ft he last session.    Doubtless  .. aorne of those acts mil be improved,  ' <orrtthey could lhardly  be' in  worse  ��� ^hapc, if that end were' aimed M, for  general Utility and practical application.  s It seems'to be the general opinion  that after the estimates are passed, the  ^session  will be ended 'witV asr little  delay, as possible. ^Petitions on all the  subjects under the sun are'being poured in upon the members, and they are  .anxious to get through. and <>ut of it  M quickly ast possiBla    ������ ��    ��  It is claimed that-no objection will  be made to theestimates by the opposition, if'an appeal is at ohee made to  the people.on party lines;. and in this  connection 'the" govetplnent bears in  mind that its tenure of office hangs by  a narrowvithread.(,rr^iuce, p.fLitjoet,  has not yet actually gotten off the fencei  and'if. makes a d^perence"1 oh" which  aide he climbs downvi. Consequently,  jm early dissolution, on a compromise  basis, ;^sj]SAed Jpr^ l-Iiftfow seems  more fc^rfdinTthan everthaTthe present  jpovemmeot cannot last,  howeverr that the C.P.R. has spent  nearly five millions- in building and  equipping the new Boundary line.  This, of course, does not justify that  corporation in trying to make the line  pay for itself i^a. lew months. Its  rates arc high, extortionately high.  Every merchant doing business in the  district' is aware of this. But the C.P.  R. has the rerriedy in its onn hands.'  If reasonable freight rates can be  secured, there will j be'no need, of  another railway here for years to come.  The-^Pioneer is not of that class a that  believes in howling against the C.P.R.  simply because it is a great and powerful corporation, * But it does believe  thatevery*effort, should be made to  show the big railroad company that  unless it makes rates that are fair to  its , patrons, every effort will be bent  towards encouraging a competitor to  enter the'field. If the C.P.R^will  not heed such a request, the sooner a  new, line-is built the better.  been checked or driven back with  severe losses. It looks as ,though it  might be Christmas, 1900,'instead of  1899, as he anticipated last fall, when  he and ,his men could'take dinner  at Pretoria  ~      ~     EDITORIAL COMMENTS.    ���,    '  , >,' *��  yr-^^v :r"/  In a fewdays the long wished for  will be realized, and Phoenix nill be  ableJo";enjoy the luxury,of electric  "lights. '  '; ���  ''All^sorts'and kinds of rumors in re-  gard to shutting down of mines -have  reached -the Pioneer this week. We  take pleasure in stating that the great  majority were baseless, and their circulators should be in better business.^  THROUGH THE WEEK.  ^'The Slocan fever," as the eight-  hour troubles in the;Kootenays are  called, has, seemingly, spread .as far as  Rossiand. A strict quarantine should  be kept against it from 'reaching the  Boundary; or if a case or twb are found,  they should be isolated,"  "'Joe Martin,���the irrepressible pug-  listic Joe���has been saying some nasty  things about E. Carter-Cotton, which  the latter fla'ly denies. - From administer of the crown, however, something  mors" than a flat denial is quite in  order on such an occasion.';  1 This issue of the '"Pioneer  r2o inches mere matter than did  contains  last  week, or the equivalent cf o,ne full  page of the size of our last issue, .The  publishers of the Pioneer haye^faith  that ^Phoenix is-destined to< be-the  most important^camp^in British Columbia. ' "s 'J  .,   m^TOElUS BE COMPETITION.  Rtehard Armstrong, of Grand Forks,  has gone east to'work at Ottawa for  the passage of the'bill beiore the Dominion', parliament authorizing the.  L6Sia&&jikflrfffii another railway in. tj  SSSIS  ^ 'Isreal Tarte doe. not, like the pro  posal to send'a contingent of r0,000  picked Canadians troops 10 assist the  mother country > in her battles' in the  Transvaal. But then���Isreal did not  fancy sending even the first contingent,  and that is where he differs from most  Canadians. -i* -  It is asserted that 15,000 passages  have already   been engaged  tor' the  bat there will be,  All kinds and conditions of men are  met with in this far western mining  country, and it'is needless to lemark  that one and all arc .here lor the purpose of bettering their condition, either  by staying and growing up with the  country7-or by investing some of their  more or less hard earned shekels. In  other words, the great majority "were  exceedingly healthy before seeing Brit;  ish Columbia. And this, of course, is  no reflection on the No. 1 quality of  McGW graduates who are practicing  medicine here.  It is a , little' remarkable  that" the  genus* advertising fakir or  "grafter' ���  the"tnan who comes and leaves between  two suns���has not gotten in his deadly  work.to a greater extent than he has  in Phoenix.    AH new places are subjected to the .visits of these gentry, and  generally suffer from the visits.    Any  old thing will do to secure ads on, and  seemingly their oily tongues make the  bait look' tempting.   Probably, however, such schemers would get a cool  reception in Phoenix, as the people of  the town believe in supporting the home  paper rather than irresponsible, fly-by-  night schemers, and they show their  good sense in so doing.  .. a^  Probably the first shipments of ore  from the Boundary were made in the  early 'no's,  when   Howard C. Walters  had ore packed out from the rich silver  pockets in, Providence camp to the  railway at Ularcus.   It can  readily be  seen that they had to be rich to stand  the expense." Mr. Walters company  was called  the^ Spokane and  Great'  Northern Mining Co., with the modest  capital  of $5,000,000.   -When  silver  went down, however,  the claims were  abandoned.    Later Mr. Walters made  money in mines at f.ibby, ^lont, and  at  Rossiand.    Now word comes that  he has organized a syndicate to take  over the Britannia mine, 30 miles fiom  Victoria on Vancouver island.    The  property is saidto be very rich in copper,  and there are untold acres' of the precious ore.    It will be mined  by the  "Britannia   Copper   Syndicate,   Ltd.,  which corporation will also build and  operate its own  smelter.    This is the  success of a man who got his first start  inmining in the Boundary.  ���lift. Bi.vr unit i.\ iow.n is mauu by ihe  ELKHORN   BREWERY  ASK FOR  PORTMANN .  BROS. & CO.  Proprietors.  Patronlie Home Industry.  The Elkhorn Lager contains only pure Malt and Hops.    Try itl , It is  2 kept on draught or in bottles by all the leading hotels.  f ' *.*    ' ' T '      ' ���  The Phoenix Lively Barn and  *j$ Feed Stables <��  ^      '  f   '   ,        '        HEDGE^Ca.I'ROPRiFTORS,  *'      4',  Goodr&daV Pack' and Driving; Hones,    HeiVy Draying. ^  Charges Reasonable. -    ,  STANDARD AVE, PHOENIX. B. C.  j P. Burns & Co.  Phoenix Market.  ,5, HiAD OfFICF FOR IldUNDARTCRJFK, GREENWOOD,. B. C.  * HEAnQUARIhR.S, NELSON, B. C.  Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants.  ** -1  '  Markets at Nelson, Kaslo, Three Forks, Sandon, Slocan City,  *,'   Silveiton, New Denver, Ytnir, ��almo, Rossiand, Trail, Cascade,  "   Grand Porks, Greenwood, Midway,'Niagara and Phoenix.  FISH, OYSTERS AND POULTRY IN SEASON.  All orders receive prompt attention.  Vaughan '& Mc Innes,  x    The Rioneer  ���������  .,   ;,        OF THE CAMP. -  We'liaiidle ai^Kinds pf Beef, Pork, Mnttoii a��d Veal  " Also Fish, Poultry and Oysters'in season.    "l'  ;��� < ������ '- '   -  Yoar^Frade Solicited.  Old Ironsities Ave.  Qnr Prices Arc Ki&ht.  PHOENIX, BC   GO TO THE   Phoenix Feed and Produce Co*  FOR YOUR  Hay, Grain, Flour and Feed.  Just. Received   a Carload of Ca'gary Oats and Carload of Hay.  Choice Butter Always on hand.  Warehouse: Corner Phoenix Street and Brooklyn Avenue.  ���A  Hartford Hotel,  -C^^Hartford Junction, B. 0.  r*      -v r " ^ *^N  ^ This hotel, which is new, is located at the junction  of the Phoenix and Wirinipeg.brauches of the C. P.  R. All the railway traffic for these carups must  pass through Hartford.    Give us a call.  ( t  JOHN 'DORSEY; PRor.  jfThe British Goltimbia Wholesale |  6  Liquor Cdmpafty;^tLiit^dJ;   |  .i*hl   .'-. R. CR^IGER;TManagrcr.  - r- -,.--- ���   *  AGENTS FOR  ��� yt.  j��>j*COMPLETE LINE OF^ BAR .SUPPL!E&.4��^j��  %  &���������'��������������<����  -  GREENWOOD, ��. C,  PHochbc Stage \fcitl  Makes Two Round Trips Daily Between Phoenix  .,* and Greenwood,  Leaves Phoenix at 8,15^. m.'!andtiT4'5''.p.1 ni.," Phoenix Time.  v Leaves  Greenwood rtl 10:00 a.m.- and 4:00 p.m.  Green-  r.oodTime. . \  \  GOOD R^GS, GOOD STOCK AND FAST TIME.  MANDEL & MURPHY, Props.  Columbia  Hotel^M��  Corner Dominion Ave.  and Phoenix Street.  <9  ^ "Fjzv? people realue the extent of the  orc*bodies in Phoenix camp.   They  have doubtless  read the stories, and  got so accustomed to them that they  spring* for steamers bound  toC3pe|a^ accepted as a  matter of couise.  MejxrL._tbGsvmu.st be actwilly seen  w  The Largest and Best Appointed-Hotel  in the Camp. European plan. Newly  furnished and finished throughout.   _W, T. KAAXE, Proprietor.  3a��i^s&^is��^?^^^  (Opposite Miners' Union Hall)  this is practically^'  attempt of tlje Jas^wo (years ^.to get  through a qljaTterl fttr^t!.e \iell-known  Kettle River -Valley ^aijjsiyj, iyith<the  exception that D. C, Corbin ii�� not at  the head of it. It is more that probable Great Northern interests'are behind the application of Lloyd A. Man-  |^y and sssoeiates.  Of course, the question arises, is it  pecdful yet to have competition in this  new and practically undeveloped  Boundary district? To the average  man, who has fejt the h��gh tariffi. of  the C.P.R., the answer l'y&>"_ \w!j at  tince oc-:ur.   It should be reie;pberrf4,  uawUiorougnry  and -themselves  belore they get done  with Cape Nome. ' -��  "AH over BrkMi Columbia comparative quietness prevails in business  circles���on the coast and inland. It is  probably like the darkness before the  daw ning. With the eight-hour question  settled, this shouldt* an unusually  prosperous year all through the province, especially in the mining portion.  of being shown through the Knob Hill  mine, P. J. Dermody, foreman, and it  was a revelation to see" those immense  bodies of ore. In one place it was  blocked'out 250 feet square, the tunnel  running completely around it. It is  said that theie are millions o. dollars  worth of ore in sight in that one prop  erty. With so many other properties  in the camp, also having such stupendous oie bodies, it is not easy to grasp  the significance of�� hat it all means.  ��� * 4��� w������ ., .,_  Miners' checks cashed at pa: at the  three tinges has fog Imperial Hotel.  Three times already has Gen. Buller  started ro the relief of the garrison at  ladysaith,  3nf;  This Hotel is Hard Fiuished��Bar Furnished With the  Conveniently Arranged.    X est of Goods.  ���in-  ^bbm���- qraham g�� Prendergast, Props.  C.H.IDUEN  PROPRIETOR.  Woik called for and Delivered.     Special  rates to families and  hotels.    First-class wcrk guaranteed.  Cor. First St. a:to Eno3 Hil*. Ave, PHOENIX, B.  C  Clark & Binns.  DEALERS IN *  ...FURNITURE...  With Several Carloads in Stock and Several more en route, we can  Jill any order, from the Largest Hotel to the Coziest Home.  Let us figure on your order.  UNDERTAKING AND EMBALMING.  ��� ! Old Ironsides Avenue,  it  it  4*  J, R. and D. CAME  , " (Formerly of Sandon)  Mercha.rit T��ailor��.  Are now" Open with^ full and Complete  Assortmentof the Latest Patterns in Suitings  Qvercoatings, Etc.  ,or:  %'^miki��i&w  ���    ' DONALD McRAE, Proprietor.  Sough and Planed Lumber* Flooring, Sfijpiap, Rustic and  SHINGLES ON HAND,  We are prepared to furni&h dimension timtcrs.  MiU Located Two Miles "West of Phoenix, B- 0<  ,1 nj  ���*.  ."i  [���A  I i  \  I.     '  r  _, j.  t  t\ N!X :  THE   PHOENIX PIONEER,  iiMfcril.ni  4^++��^+f4-��-'HH-+ ���+++ t ������������*  a most ci editable daily, expects to utilize the plant of the late defunct News  in supplying a more or less long ftlt  want, in the spring, at some point not  a thousand miles distant.  DRUGGISTS and  STATIONERS.  CARRY A FULL LINE OK  Drugs,   ���  P*t��nt Medicines,  Toilet Soaps,  Perfumes, v  and Stationery^ \,  prescriptions a specialty. ,. j  4. Bemenibrr the Loeatlon.'  ���+���   ���  f   ���  J  \ DwaiiiMAr. PBOENCLB.C.  Smallpox at fcfaslaad.  The strict quarintine put in effect  by tfse provincial health authorities, it  seems, did not keep smallpox out of  Rossiand, as at least twocasesof amild  type have been found there. It is hard-'  ly probable that it will be permitted to  spread, but, nevertheless, every man,  woman and child in these parts should  be vaccinated. A stitch in time verily  often saveth nine.  EC. KEITH & CO,   HANDLE   Real Estate and  Mining Properties.  Copper   properties   Wanted.  Some choice lots in Phoenix  I on Reasonable terms,  PHOENIX, B. C.  THE BANK OF  ��-����������������� ~f>-��-#-��-��-G-OH>-e���<&-9-��-��~��-fl���<?-�������- ��-��-(fr-  HiUU I1VJIII  Established in 1836.  Incorporated by Royal Charter,  PAID-UP CAPITAL,... .$^,866,666'  RESERVE FUND $1,460,000  LONDON omen:  3 Clement's Lane.Lombard Street, E.C.  j The^.Mosfc  Popular  ? T Hotel in Phoenix is  I?  9 ��  0  9 ��  �� O j sioa for an act ;  �� k< V'"'-y t0 complete  C. W. ABBOTT, Manager.  Cbareh Services.  Presbvtewa^,���Divine service every Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7:30 o'clock^  Ironsides   time,  in the schoolhousc.  Evcrbody cordially invited.  D. A. Stewart, B. A.,  Presbyterian Missionary,  AlratfL&T (ftfoCE  Reorganisation , of,-' Company  ;'    Kbw Goinfc .On./  CAPITAL STOCK IS TO BE WCKASED  Om Car ���! Wxh Qnta Silver, Ok Mm Be��r  Shlppe4~���xpcta to Rmmm W��rk luUe  ���la Mm*  One of the most promising properties in Skylark camp is the Last  Chance, located about two and one  "half miles from Phoenix. The following in regard to its reorganization is  Irom the Greenwood Times:  Another mining ' company is to be  reorganized for the purpose of increasing its capitalization. The company  is the Boundary^ Creek Mining company "of Spipkane,^ owning the ;well-  knowir LastCliinoe "mincin;Skylark  <\irnp.w'The present capital of thecom-  t��ny is $1,000,000, in $1 shares.  ' The company, will be reincorporated  tinder the laws of the province, and the  capital will be increased by jjalf a ,mil  lion nhare* o( the isame par value.'  This half million will be known, as  preference stock, and the Times'has Tt  on.reliable..authority  that the whole  .amount has already been 'subscribed  for. This will give the company, ample  capital to\ further exploit the mine  which. in almost," promising ''property}  one of thc-two ledges carrying high-  jp-ade native silver similar in character  to the ore found in the Gold "Bug'in  Providence camp. #  The'���rajne, has,been ,closed.,down  pending^ the'rcorgariiiaViori.' llie-per-  mancnt work already accomplished  consists of a double-compartment shaft  ��unk to a depth of 100 feet At this  level a crosscut 212 feet in length was  ran to one-of the veins-���the silver-  3>earing one��� which was drifted on  about 70 feet each Vay. From these  -drifts a carload' shipment" of ore was  sent to the Trail sroclter. '"        ,-���'  The returns have never been given  out for publication, as there was said  to be a discrepency -between the smel-'  ter returns and the samplings of the  company. A settlement is now being  effected. It can be stated that the net  returns were over $60 per ton. The  property is equipped with a steam hoist.  Tficre is alto a large shaft-house, and  a boarding-house lor the men. It will  probably take a morjth to complete ar-  ��� rangements before work is resumed.  WHAT THE EDITORS AK DOINO.,  PtacH Makers sfYale aad KeoicsayUate  Date.  Bob^^gjaMj^^ColuiribiaRcview,  --FV^e^mn^aWHBNarf^^lJPSunv  nut City in the spring.    .  It is said that the Grand Forks  Daily Miner will buy out thcGazette,  of the same place soon.  James Anderson says he will start  the Similkamcen ' Star at Princeton  about the iy: of March.- i  E. Jacobs, of the Midway Advance,  is steadily "sawing- wood,';, and -emblazoning the advantages of that place.  .The Rossiand Miner, since it reached the Boundary on the day of publication, has considerably increased its  sales.  The Nelson Miner now has by for  thehest telegraphic service in Kootenay, getting many special Canadian  dispatches. ;-���;/;:.���'.  The: Nelson Tribune presents a  greatly improved appearance since the  regulatic::=-widtf} of coliinns���13 ems  pica���was adopted.  Since the inauguration of three  dailies in the Boundary, the sales of  the'Spokesman-Review have not.beeto  Jajsp as formerly  Methodist.���Preaching service will  be held every, Thursday, evening^ '.at  7:30 o'clock, at the schoolhouse.1' Sermon by Rev. B. H. Balderston. Cordial invitation to all.   '  Wasted, at Oaec.  .Cash paid .at the J'ioneer"v office for  clean cotton rags. Bring 'em along  and get your mwney. - Don't stand on  ceremony.   ..Any^uuantity taken, j  i?$ /sk V ojurv'<?roc t*R no r  WiW^riflaiiiH  ���&*&��-.  ALDJrfATl &3LUNT,. %.  "���{  * t Mine Surveyors;   .,    ���    ;  "' "and Draughtsmen. '  Phoenix, B. C.  R. B.  KERR,  Barrister ant Solicitor, "~  notary public  PHOENIX, B.^C.  The Greenwood  Electric Company  Are now   prepared to' undertake the installing of lights on  the premises of intending consumers.    Before any  building  is connected to the Company's  mains, the wiling .will ..have to  be inspected by  an officer of  the Company.  - All work must  be done in accordance with the  -;       t rules of the National  Board of  '. '   . Underwriters.": Prices and any  further particulars can be obtained at the office of the Com-  ;   pany   located  on    Deadwood  'street. ''    '  Greenwood Electric Co.  r, _ ^    Greenwood, B. C.  COURl mf directors:  J.H.Brodie, John James Carter, Gas-  pard Farr^r, Richard H. Glyn, Henry (  I.R.Farrcr, Ed. Arthur Hoare, H.J.B.I  Kendall, J.J.Kingsford, Fred Lubbock,  George L>. Whatman..    _ '  Secretary, A. G. Wallis.  Head office in Canada: St. James sL,  Montreal.  H. Stikeman, General Manager.  J. Elmsley, Inspector.  ^ It is the FAVORITE RESORT for the  ~ Weary  and Thirsty    Traveller or  Wayfarer,  and in   consequence is  liecoming   noted   throughout   the  *    ���' ' "~   ' ' EASTERN  Townships Bank.  established 1859.  f "I  J. A. CORYELL & CO.,  ,    Civil and Mininc Engineers  r>   .:....Provincial Land Surveyors.-  CaTAMUSMCO !��������  ���r  Grand Forks and Phoenix, B. C  ir.'s. CAYLF.V.  W.B. COCHRANE  CAYLEY* COCHRANE;  Solicitors, Etc  PHOENIX, B.  A. E. ASHCROFT,  MINING AND CIVIL ENGINEER '  -C*r?rROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.' .  DAUER 4 ASHCROFT,  VANCOUVER, B. C. "  0t����rl��O1M>, B. C  ANGUS K. STEWART  CU.STOMS BROKER,  WOOD BUILDI^d,  green\vood,.b. c.  J. M. CLARK,  HOUSE AMD Sjqki FAINTER.  PAPER HAKGINGVAND DECORATING.  Capital  $1,500,000  Reserve Fund   -   -   -   -    $835,000  '     ' '��� ' BOARD OF DIRECTORS:  \ R. ^V. Hcneker, President.  \' Hoh, M.H."Cochrane, Vice-Pres.  Israel Wood, J. S. Mitchell, G. Stevens* J. N. Galer, N.W. Thomas, C.H.  Kathan. H. B. Brown, Q. C.  Head Office, Sherb'rooke, P.Q.  Wni .' Farwell, Gen'I Mgr��� S. Edgell,  Ivocal Mgr., S.F. Morey, Branch In  spector. ; v  1       * "  ' I3RAKCHES.    ���  '   '-*��*-���'  ,Watcrloo,HM. Briggs, Mgr.Stanstead,'  S.'Stevens, Mgr; Cowanville, J.Mac  kihnoh,' Mgr.; Coaticook,' B.'Austin,  Mgr.; Richmond, W. L. Ball, Mgr.  Granby, W. Hs, Robinson/Mgr.; B. i  ford,�� JE. W. Morgan, JMgr.; Magog,  E: P. Oliver, Mgr.; St. Hyacinthc, J.  J.'Laframboisc, Mgr.; Huntingdon, E.  N. Robinson, Mgr.;. Grand Forks, J.  \V. Macloughlin, Mgr.  Agents in Montreal, Bank of Montreal; London, Eng. Nat. Bk. of Scotland; Boston, Nat. Exchange Bk.jNew  York, NaL Park Bank.  Collections made at all .accessible  points. Drafts issued for any required  amounts, good in all points in Canada,  U,. S. and Europa^Exchange j bought  and sold.  Savings Branch Department at each  office.'' .    _    ���- '    .\ >' i " ���  Interest allowed from date of deposit* and compounded annually without requiring attention, of depositor.  Office hours: 10-3; Sat. from 10 to 12.  ���������+������������  Phoenix  PHOENIX, B. C  scon Sc McLaren.  Contractors and BuIlders.  Estimates Furnished.  , <���      ' PHOENIX, B. C.  D. J. MATHESON,  INSURANCE AGENT,  FIRE, LIFF, ACCIDENT.  Cnmmhsioner for Uklne AffidaTlU.  .   ��    ,-''    ,.     ' -,Phoevix, B.  readily  in the town where the higgest  mines are shut down. ,,  Editor Turner, of the Cascade Record, says that "Cascade has a larger  payroll, for its population, than any  other town in the Boundary."  Editor, Gpsnell, of the Greenwood  Miner, says he,\vill greatly improve  his weekly shortly, and has incorporated a company with $10,000 capital, to  carry out his plans,'  Editor Ross," of the Greenwood  Times (who, by the way, is getting out  REMEMBER THE MAINE.  ���, .Sh*vbs Pcrlors  arid Bath Rooms.  BASEMENT BOi/rK  BUILDING.  Phoenix, B. C.  II. [I. PAIH.  Phoeois Shoe Shop.  All Work Guaranteed.   Imported Goods.  FINE BOOTS AND SHOES MADE TO  ORDER.  PRACTICAL    MINERS'  AND   PROSPECTORS' SHOES   A SPECIALTY.  Corner Pboealx St a��a Brooklyn Ave.  J  ���������������  J. F. WALKER & CO.  Every thing in stock  that  should, be found in an Up-to-  date   News   snd    Stationery  .establishment '  Daily Papers, '  Magazines,  - Books,  * '��� Stationery, '   ' '  Pipes,  Tobaccos and  Cigars.  DOMINION AVENUE   J  Phoenix, B. C. ,  +    Agts. for Spokesman-Review.     .  BRANCHES IN CANADA,  London, Brantford, Hamilton, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Kingston, Quebec, St. John, N. B., Brandon, Winnipeg, Fredericton, N.B., Halifax, Victoria, Vancouver, R island, Kaslo,  Trail, Ashcroft, Dawson City, Klondike, N.W.T., Greenwood, Atlin and  Bennett, B. C.      .        .        f    ^  AGENTS IN1 THE UNITED STATES".'  Spokane���Traders Nat. and Old Nat.  Banks. .N.Y.���(53 Wall st.) W.Lawson  and J.C.Welsh, agents.- San Francisco  (124 Sansome st.)H.J.McMichael and  J.R,Auibrose, agents.^      >�����-,.,,.,  '     ���    LONDON BANKERS.     <   ���  The Bank of England and Glyn & Co.  -     '   ���,;  7       JORIUGN'AGENTS.     ���  f Liverpool���Bk. of Liverpool, Australia  -Union Bk. of Australia. New Zealand  Union Bk. of Aus., Bk ,of N.Z. India,  China and Japan-Chartered Mer. Bk.  of India, London and China, Agra Bk.  W. Indies-Colonial Bk. Paris-Marcu  ard. KraUiS & Co:, Lyons-Credit  Lyonnais.  ' JAMES ANDERSON, Mfr��� Orecawasl, B.C.  Boundary.  ��� 6  . 1   1  T f Dominion Avenue,  Newly Furnished Throughout.  Choicest Liquors and Cigars.  Dinirtg Room First-Class in Every Way.  PHOENIX, B. C.  '�����-��-��-���  ,.NOTICP..  The British Columbia Southern  R:;:hvay company will apply to the  Parliament ot Canada at its next ses- f  authorizing the com-  e at any lime beiore  the end of the year 1904 its western  section as desc iljcd in the act of the said  parliament (60-61 Victoria, Chapter  36) and a branch line from a point  on its main line at or near the forks of  Michel Creek, thence by way of Michel  Creek to Martin Creek, and for other  purposes. ,-(  By order of the Board. ', , '  H. Campbell Oswald, Secretary.  Montreal, 17th November, 1899.'     17'  POSTY& WALKER  The Pioneer Merchants of the Camp,  still catering to .a large share of the  trade.  Headquarters for Miners*  Splendid K Assortment" of Clothing;, Groceries,  ninery^upplies at Rock Bottom Prices.  ^DOMINION AVE., PHOENIX, B. C.  etc.  MINERAL ACT, 189k  Certificate of Improvement. /;  NOTICE.  Wili.amfka Mineral claim, situate itr  the Kettle River Mining Division  of Yale District.  Where located���'Greenwood cairip.  Take notice that we, George \Y.  Ruinbergcr, Free Miner's Ceitifica;e  No. B6450, and AleNander A. Mcintosh, Free Miner's Certificate No^  M513, intend, sixty days from the,  date hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder lor a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a  Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action,  under section 37, must be commenced  before the issuance of such Certificate  of Improvements.  Dated this 22nd day of December,  '899-    *2f  ���������������������������+������������������������+���������++���������  FOR A GOOD  ~':: MEAL:GOTO  ThcMrnt  Restaurant  V ...  ���   Harber"& Thompson,  Proprietors.  Meals at All Hours.  The Best the Market  -, --. Afforfls. -   ���' -     ��� ww  '  ^  DOMINION AVENTJE.  Phoenix, B. C.  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������  % E FORTIN,  Dominion Avenue  Phoenix, B. C.  ������������A.       Shoes  made in  any  style.     Rubbers and .Shoes repaired". ~~  All kinds'of Leather Findings for sale.        Harness Rlpaired.  WE HAVE GOOD  r"V~.�� w    yLTL7*-i^*4 IN SHORT LENGTHS.  LJry    W OOa GENERAL TRANSFER.  ���. . Delivered promptly by M. McINTYRE.  Leave orders at the B. C. Telephone Exchange.  /  Perfect Heacfac&e Powders  MAKE PERFECT CURES OF  ALL KINDS OF HEADACHE.  Prescriptions Our  SPECIALTY.  J. B. BOYLE, Druggist.  The Wm. Hamilton-Manufacturing Company,  Limited.  Mining Machinery  Peterborough, Ont.,   CANADA .,  Spokane Falls &  Jfewiifers  Fine Watch Repairing of all  Kinds.    Prices Reasonable  COLUMBIA HOTEL,  Phoenix, B.  Northern System.  NELSON AND T6HT SKEPPSAD RY CO.  Red Mountain Railway.  The direct andr only All-Rail   Route  between the Kootenay District  ���and all-  British Columbia Points, .  Pacific Coast Points.  Puget Sound Points  Eastern Canada and United States.  CONNECTS AT SPOKANE WITH    "*0���  PHOENIX  IS WHERE THE MINES ARE.  _-��~-��Q..  _ o  --o  Its fabulous mineral resources, its location, electric and waterworks systems, and the Nine Producing Mines  that are now ready to ship ore, make it  the Mining Centre of the Boundary.  , ��� . MINERAL ACT ISM.  CERTIFICATE OF IflPKOVEMENTS.  NOTICE.  The Joker Mineral claim, situate in  the Kettle River Mini" Division,  of Yale District.  Where Located:���Greenwood Camp.   ,  Take notice that we, Thomas B^_,  Garrison, Eree Miners' Certificate-No...  B13128, Michael Sullivan, Free Miners'  Certificate No. B13156, and George.  W. Rumberger, Free Miners' Certificate No. B6450, intend, sixty da>s  from the date hereof, to apply to the  Mining Recorder for a Certificate of  Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a* Crown Grant of the above  claim.  And further take notice that action,  under section 37, must be commenced  before the issuance of such Certificate  of Improvements.  Dated this Sixteenth day of November, 1899,  CANADIAN   .  PACIFIC RY.  AND SOO LINE.  Canada's National Highway  America's Great Traaswatiaenlal Line  -    and World's Pictorial Route.  The direct route from Kootenay, Kettle  Aiver and Boundary Creek Districts  to all'points East and West.  First-Class Sleepers on all trains from  Revelstoke and Kootenay Landing.  Tourist Cars pabt Medicine Hat:  Daily for St Paul; Sundays and  Wednesdays for Toronto; Fridays  For Montreal and Boston. Same  Cars pass Revelstoke one day earlier.  Direct Connection via Robson to and  from all Points.  Except Sunday        Except Sunday  15:05 Leave Greenwood Arrive 15.05  For   rates    and    full    information  address nearest local agent or,  ER.REBPATH, Agent, Greenwood, S. C  W.F.Anderson,  Trav.'Pass. Agent,  Nelson, B.C.  EJ.Coyle,  A.G.I'.Agt  Vancouver, B.C  letG.W.RUMBEI  TELL YOU THE REST.  Don't Leave the city until you see him.  :cy��$p**  NORTHERN PACIFIC RY.  Maps furnished, tickets sold and in  formation given by local and connecting ticket agents.  Passengers for Kettle River and  Boundary creek connect at Bossburg  with stages daily.  H. A. JACKSON, G.P. & T.A.  Spokane, Wash.  THE CANADIAN  BANK OF COMMERCE  HEAD OFFICE: TORONTO.  Established 1867.  PAID-UP-CAPITAL $6,000,000.  [Six Million Dollars.]  REST r-,..-rv-r.T$*,000,000  President .. . .Hon. Geo. A. Cox.  Gencial Manager. . B. E. Walker.  Ass't; Gen'I   Manager. J.H. Plummek.  This bank has the largest number of  branches of any bank in Canada, with  agencies at New York, Chicago, New  Orleans, Skagway and Dawson City.  Accounts of Coporations, Merchants  and Individuals received'on favorable  terms.  Drafts, Commercial Credits, Travelers' Credits and Circular Notes issued  available in any part of the world.  Approved Notes Discounted; Collections made.  A general Banking business transacted.  Greenwood Branch,  D. A. CAMERON,  Manager  o��oe��e��oe��o����o����8ooeooooet>  Special Attention Paid to  Hotel,  Family and Min  ing Trade.  SHOP:  PHOENIX STREET,  REAR MORRIN & THOMPSON,  PHOENIX, B. C.  oe������ooooe9o<soo��e��4e��oo8Qf����  il w*.*iJLvnit iwi *•   ■*■    »^(*V
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Also a complete line of Stationer),
BUnk Books, Cigars and Tobacco.
Dominion Avar"
-Kcremcos is'to ha\c a postoffice.
. George Bj/Wynkoop made a trip to
(Grand Forks this week.
The cold inV,p made it hard on the
employees o£ sawmills.
■ -^iand; Forks'Van's sittings of   the
s ipreme c6jri$;held there.
iS^-w^V'  .-Irtuis_Ci;'Crswford   made  a   brief
' ,■•  tri,Ao.Girand;Torks this week.
,' ";    Jt is taid'lhat'rough lumber can'be
^ ^haJV$iv4'pe^ ^thousand  in   Green-,.
Rossiand  this
y^,"/-*.  ^fweejc   X/"ik\"
,-rwLv ^''7 ' A" effort, ha* been stalled to get all
M'vvX w-V igcneraf stores in Phoenix to close on
■|is*V"i V'ia ^-t   fnooa. ■>-.'! >f l%s r^_
^E^Vl'^   * / A. fr/HilVjSf the  Pioneer
» pgr'v!v^J^t>°kin'th*-ci,tt"'alat Rosslai
„btit is fast'^cdVering.
'Franks Robbins, of the
iwayon atrip
V4^''J.'Fi'cfark,^thcf, m >f Clark &
'"4(Soni GrarikLFoiks, was n.   town   this
WftS^i -f?i 1»«kslookjjn|s f°r>a location.
*f^>y'>'l»'*^ The Provincial Government Timlcr
i^V^'i^'lnspector isomie again in thcBound-
f^k'Vt -y> ^ary^dUtrict^colIecting stumpagc dues.
sj\i ^\&,;VJ ■*;   White's Tcamp is to have a hotel, of
which V: Monnier is proprietor and
l^PKequf,ilateof Columbia, is man-
,   . - , "»  ft,      '
i i*JH1* *3 fir!'
a public 'phone in the
; ,*' <" storcof McRae Bros, tz  Smith,   on
* *
.< 3/if-i" «t".'!Vi
^' Dominion, avenue,
■'-I ^^V'^r^^^vl^cherwas looking saft« Dr.
*-,,-     > ^'jVe/Gran^'Forks I>aily Mirier an-
^#^'^y^n^"^at'^t;' »>« purchased the
r^« ^/. V-5'l»a»y ^tawtie^of the samei town,, for-
m^giXiLm&WpvfWi^EbetC. Smith * . «
i^iV^r-frr, Ti..;C.^VHIs6«, representing the To-
fe? &3^i',< JrontdTypeFwiidry Ca, of Vancouver,
w.   '*      i it
„.,. ^'^everalVeeksiheld regular, McthoTdist
,-'' I^,V'4»ei^c,ess«,the»schoolho)use ^Thursday.
'   J' "' ^ „TheFietcher* Wrn'ill,/ near' Eholt,
i> has: closed^jclovri   iiwTeiiniteiy.' - The
* '?iifcPhersor» iiniU'has orders "that will
'""teep itjbtisjr till the middle of next
month." s('r }&? ' .
Jl Jay P."Graves, general manager 'iOf
the Miner-Graves syndicate properties,
L. C.Crawford and others are mo\-
ing towards the getting up a Pay, Pay,
Pay concert in Phoenix. Those interested should see Mr. Crawford at once.
Many toasting jwrties lme been
made up this week, and several have
made the trip to Greenwood in this
way. The fcnorite places were Phoenix street .ind First street.
Geo. M. Nichol, of Shcrbrooke, P.
Q., an old friend C. G Buck, of the
Wai F.agle, h .t l«en visiting him for
several days, and may decide to remain permanently in Phoenix.
Wm. Price, a young man employed
on the voik of the Cascade Water,
Power tV Light Co., was literally blown
to pieces last Tuesday at. Cascade,
while thawing a box of dynamite.
Wood dealers have been smiling
gleefully at the cold snap of the last
lew dajs. Thursday morning at 7
o'clock the mercury registered r4 below zero. > At Greenwood it was said
to be 17 below.
Lew Pilkey, the blacksmith at the
B. C. mine, whose eyes were hurt a
couple of weeks since, is under the
care of Dr. Campbell, eye specialist at
Vancouver. Word has been received
that he will lose the sight of one eye,
Jas. Isley has bought out Curry &
Co., who secured the tontiact for hauling 1500 cords of wood from the 4th
of July claim to the Old Ironsides, last
week. Mr. Islcy has just l>cgun the
w ork of hauling, and will employ five
or six men. >
Harold Kingsmill, of Denoro, who
has charge of that townsite, was in
town Tuesday, accompanied by Hank
Boss. Mr. Kingsmill says henssisted,
years ago, in putting up one of the
first log cabins built on the present
site of Phoenix.
Wire has been received and distributed, and the work of stringing it
by the Boundary Creek Telephone
people is now in progress between
Phoenix and Greenwood, /i'his is for
the purpose of making dlie much
needed metallic circuit.
Notwithstanding reports to the "contrary, Manager Frank Parrish, of the
B.C. mine, authorizesjthc "Pioneer to
state that there is no danger of that
property closing'down on account of
labor trouble. On the contrary, the
force is being gradually increased.
The Wm. Hunter Co., Limited, report a large shipment oT„high „ class
dry goods on the way 'from Glasgow;
Scotland. J<adjes of Phoenix can rely
on this" firm' to supply- them with the
very latest in,their line, 'lhis firm
has been muchdelayed by being unable to decorate the interior of their
splendid store.       *    ' '
''A. P. McKenzie, the druggist is
moving to the Miller • block,- on Dominion avenue,,. above the Pioneer
office/ and expects to be ready for business in his new location on Monday.
The store is being redecorated and
pointed throughout and it will be .one
of the .neatest and most attractive
stores in the Boundary. 1    n-
'-' Phoenix will-have one -'of the best
fitted up little postoffices in the Boundary, "when, 'everything 'is* in shape.
Postmaster Matheson has received the
new boxes byv express from Montreal.
T-he new Wynkoop-Stephens building
on Dominion avenue, where the office
jwill be located, is not quite ready«for
occupancy.' The delay is caused by
the non-arrival of glass and doors. It
should be finished in another week.
Agents (or the Pioneer.
'I he Pioneer can be found on sale
at the following places: M. W, Pimp
son and Linton Bros., Rossiand; Thomson Stationery Co, Nelson; J. W
Graham & Co., Spokane; H. S. Wallace, Grand Forks; H A. King & Co ,
Greenwood; T Walker, Midway;
Phoenix News Co., PhocnK McRae
Bros. V Smith, Phoenix.
Few persons realize the number of
mining camps surrounding Phoenix,
On this page the Pioneer presents
map, which the publishers have had
drawn and cngra\cd to order,' showing
the situation in a nutshell. It is
worth studying.
Manager Dorsey states that cross-
cutting has begun in the Mountain View
shaft, at a depth of 55 foet.
When you waut a meal
that will remind you
of,your old home,
away back east,
don't forgkt the
Dominion Ave.,   *
>   Phoenix, B. C.
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Meals Served at AMI Hours
Proprietors..  „
Two Big Storey
s^SS&a!-110 General merchandise.
,Notice.-   ,   t
Notice is herby given that an application'will be made to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbiaat its next session, for an
Act to incorporate' a Company with
Iiowcr to construct, equip, maintain,
and operate telephone and telegraph
lines within and throughout the Province ofUritish. Columbia,, and to cor.
struct, erect, and maintain such and so
many poles and other works and devices as the.Company deem necessary
for' "making, .completing, supporting*
using, working, operating and maintaining the system of-communication
by telephone' ano\ telegraph
open or break up
and to
y part or parts of
;Grey Eaolf—I h.rve secured from
Mr. Graves a small block of this stock
to be sold in this section. This is the
recent successful flotation of' four
claims surrounding the Ironsides.,and
Knob Hill. These nrojierties^ have
the Ironsides and Knob Hill ledges,
and are sufficiently developed tp prove
this beyond a doubt. For full particulars sec me at once.
L. C. Crawforp,
Old Ironsides Townsite Office.
p^iC^- ' tlie interior of their - store,   including
^£fci^pVV       .more shelving.and a conveniently ar
1 'Wm^Ts * janged office, a- - , V„ *,    - <?>.
-j^f^'V- -    ,. A^sochl^as given by the ladies- of
SV«^-4% \c$hc Presbyterian church last evening
w*^'"^ ^?//'(at ^ie school house. _ A special, pro-,
Wanted,'at Oace. rS   .
Cash paid at the Pioneer office for
clean cotton rags. Bring"'em along
and get your money. Don't stand on.
ceremony.    Any quantity taken.     ^
the .said 'highways ij>f streets as often
as the said Companj. its arents, offi-
cett'or workmen thin]c proper, and for
the purpows of the undertaking to purchase, acquire, or lease, and hold and
sell and dispose of lands, buildings or
tenements within the limits aforesaid,
and to 'purchase or lease, for any term
of years, * any. telephone or 'telegraph
line established, or, to be established,
in British Columbia, connected, or
to be'connected with the line which
the Company may construct, and to
amalgamate <with -■ or lease, its line or
lines, or any portion or portions thereof, to any company possessing, as proprietor, any line of telephones or telegraph communication connecting, or
to be connected, with the said Company's line"" of lines and to borrow
money for the puqwses of the Company, and to pledge or mortgage any
of the Company's assets for that purpose, and to receive bonuses or privileges from any person or body corpor-
ate,-and with all other usual, necessary
or incidental rights, powers of privileges as may be necessary or incidental
to the attainment of the above objects,
or any of them.
Dated this 15th day of December,
tSoo. J. R. Brown,
Solicitor for ths Applicants.
Groceries, Hardware, Tinware,  Clothing, Boots and  Shoes,
and General Supplies.
Pioneer Stores of Pkoenix Camp.
Old Ironsides Ave. and Dominion Ave.,
'&KX8&#K&&;i ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ++»»»»»»+»»++++++++++*t+4 •
H. E. Mitchell,,
Fine Custom Tailor.
Has opened up a Choice Line of Imported and Domestic .
Goods, which he will make up in the Latest      ^ \
Style and warranted to fit.
' Adjriiisf Mack's Metd, fcaWtt Ate.
to,. Phoenix, B. C.
■ ■•
• ••
• ••
■ ••
The Attiambra
-=^-*HoteI and Theatre.
A. Brynson &Co. W-M. Kint/, Delphos Lawrencb
Proprietors Gen 1 Manager. Amusement Mgr.
Open Day and Night.
Accommodations for All.
High    Class     Vaudeville    Entertainment
<C  (,     Every Evening.
NEXT WEEK, ENTIRE     "      '
''" ^ I CHANGE OF BILL      ;
The Notden Hotel
,    > //. E. AHLMSTRQM; Manager.
'   Fine Wines, Liquors,and Cigars.    !
DOMINION AVENUE,   '    -       -       -     ,-       PHOENIX, B.
Maple Leaf Hotel   *£
Hatel Phoenix,
The Pioneer Hotel
Fhiest Brands of ^Wines^ Liquors and Cigarsalways in Stock
Comfortable and well Furnished Rooms. - -
First-Class Dining Room .and r Attentive Waiters. .
:   . *•*    HARRY NASH,Prop.
f *< o'
Columbia^ Baths arid Barber Shop.
Baths 50c, 3 for $*.00 ,
Under Columbia Hotei,
Phoenix, B. C—^~
R. L. MILES, Prop.
The Town of.
w ft-
1 ^
.'ftreennood to attend the entertainment
^'"o7Lthe KcsslnndSDandy Coons,—last
1 x Saturday mg^t,^fior the benefit of the
/Vanfeion House'Fund. *    i
';jT'tTr|e"Piorieer aclcnow ledges the cout-
I'tcsy of the Greenwood Times, in  the}
.5n,"^'of paper for" this iesUe,, the new
'^ttifck'lor-the enlarged form not having
arrived, though overdue.
' " 1&.T& C. W. Greet, wife of the pro-
pnetor of the well known Phoenix B?k-
^ry, with^her ftuttily, has moved from
Oscade to'Phoenix,  and will make
s Ik i. Bier tat
Adjoining Imperial Hotel,
PHOENIX, b.c.       ^
Canniff, Hose & Deacon
Builders Hardware and Shelf Goods.
A large Assortment of TINWARE rnd GRANITE-
A first-cjass Tinshop and Plumbing in connection.
.c ' Tin Roofing a Specialty.
Dominion Avenne, Phoenix, B. C.
Nakusp .       ..       . mill and yard
Robson    . "     "      "
Rossiand.       . "     "       "
Greenwood—Gen'I office—mill and
The Yale-Columbia hvmhet Co.
Manufacturers of all kinds of /
Rotfgb and Dressed Ltonfcer, Laifi, Sniagks,
MotcMings and Ttfmtags.
Our PREstNr Mill and Yards arj Ixicated as Follows:
Eholt No, 1
Eholt No. 2
Rock Creek
I^ong Lake
mil! and yard.
c arc also prepared to deliver lumber to any mining carnp.
Onr Company is enabled to Suppty any order without delay
H   e liT^        J il«
Ma^uOiftuirrs of AH Kinds of
Sole AgeGts fot LIOM BREWING CO.
" Of Rossiand, the Largest Brewery in British Columbia.
JAS. McCREATH & CO., Props,
In the Heart of Famous Greenwood Camp
1 • i
The Coming Rossiand of
the Boundary Country.
250 Eeet from the Brooklyn Plant.
One-Half mile, from the Ironsides and Knob Hill mm««.
Railroad now being complete passes through the town.
Centre of six of the most prominent mines in the entire
Boundary, all of which are producers.   Plenty of pure water
from lake on the property.
For Prices and Terms) apply to
J. I M
.   tew.
tit r. win


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