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 Boundary Mines Sent  Out 500,000 Tons of  Ore in 1902, *#y&  Phoenix is .the Centre  and Leading Mining  Camp of Boundary*  'Si  Devoted to the Interests of the, flotindary Mining District.  Vou IV.  PHOENIX,   BRITISH COLUMBIA   SATURDAY FEBRUARY 31,   1903.  No  15.  fv-5  1       T  ��� i  * ml  ��    .  The Big Store  We liave just received the Largest and Hesc Assortment of  SO APS  t'rit ever arrived in the city.    Just have a  loo',- nt the list.  The world famous Sunlight Soap.  Millions use Eclipse Soap.  The Royal Soap Co.'s leader���Royal Grown.  The widely known and reliable, Uuen Soap,  And what's the 'Matter with "Peerless?  a&  t Toilet Soaps.  Beauty is Only skin deep, "and it ouly takes a very little  Lye to wash it off entirely. All Poor .Soaps contain Lye.  but those on the following Hst are guaranteed strictly pure.  D'Oifils & Ribes' Genuine French Castile.  Taylor's Twin-Bar Castile.  Just what you require for baby ��� Infants' Delight, Grey  Q(lt����eal, June Rose, White Rose, Heliotrope, Trilby  Bouquet, Etc.  Floating Soaps for the Bath  Proctor & Gamble's. Tsinops Ivpjy.  Tlie well known Euglish Soap^-Crest,  Special value in above lines  for the balance of th�� month.  %  rnoK>��ix  iter-IdriA ttf  '. RUHKNWOOD       GRAND FORKS       HANDON  GRKKNWOOD  M0RRIN,TH0MPS0N&G0.  STOVES AND RANGES  We have the largest and  most complete stock of Stoves  and Ranges in tl_�� city, and  we want to run stock down.  For the next two weeks all  of our stock of Stoves ' and  BangesmUbe sold AT COST.  Come and let us convince  you that we are giving bar-  gairisT  We have a ear of Gait coal  on the track and can fill our  Customers' orders promptly.  POST-OFFICE STORE.  CRUSHED BY  ORE  CARS  Ira E. James Killed Yesterday  Morning.  AT THE KNOB HILL OHE  CRUSHER  Slipped Between Two C. P. R Ore Dump;  While Loading���Young Man of About 25  Years���Employed About a Month.  Yesterday morning about one o'clock  Ira Ii. James, one of lite ore loaders al  the Granby mines, was Killed by falling  from one of the C. P. It, ore dumps,  and being ciushed beneath tlie'wheels.  James had been in the employ of the  Granby Co. for about 11 month, and  was a young man of about 25 years,  the accident happening on the switch  at the Knob Hill ore crusher.  It 'appears that James and another  loader named Dunlap were letting the  loaded cars down the switch, out of the  way, when James fell between the cars,  and before they could be stopped was  dished. Life was extinct when be  was leached;  James was -air.American,' but had  been in the Boundary for some time,  having been employed at the Mother  Lode mine (or; a few months, and pre-  | viutis to that, working for a man named  Davis at Midway. He has a sister living  in Brooklyn/New York,'who has been  wired to by Constable Darraugh in regard to the disposition of the remains.  Coroner poster, qf Greenwood, was  summoned, but after looking into the  case it was decided that an inquest was  unnecessary. James had been warned  by Dunlap that it was dangerous lo  move the car at that time, but he per  sisted with the above fatal result.  MINES WILL CONTINUE  if Smelters Close, Big Boundary  Producers WjHSljII Operate.  ' An Idea has prevailed for several days that, in case all the  Boundary smellers were compelled to cease operations, on account of the coal miners' strike,  the large producing mines ol the  Boundary would also shut up  tight for the time being, This  is a mistake, especially in regard  to the two largest, properties, the  Granby and the Mother Lede.  Wm. Yolen Williams, superintendent of the Granby mines,  stated to a Pioneer man, that,  even if the smelter was closed in  ��� two weeks because of lack of coke,  the mines in this camp would be  kept running almost with the full  present force, Whj|e no^ship-;  ping could be done to speak of,  after the smelter and mine ore  bunkeis were filled, there are immense spaces In the mines that  could be filled with broken ore.  Besides this, Mr., Williams has a  large amount of development  work that he would like to" get  out of the way, and this will give  him a chance to. do this, whereas just at present, on account ol  not having air enough, the drills  are used almost entirely for breaking down ore.  Reports have been sent out of  the Boundary (his week that the  Mother Lode mine had been closed. -This is a mistake. Such is  not the case, When the smeller  was closed Tuesday night, some  twenty men were laid off at the  Mother Lode mine, leaving about  55 men still there. It is the expectation to keep this force busy  on development, and other work  for the time being. The ore crusher will be operated every other  day for the present, and as ore  bins hold some 8,000 tons, it will  ta.ke three weeks to fill.them, at  least. While regular shipments  Were maintained, there were many  things about the mjne not easy  to get al. These will now be attended to.    .  Therefore it is probable that  the Boundary's two largest properties will continue operations  anyway, even if on a" somewhat  reduced scale.  MR. MARPOLB WAS HERE;  Accompanied by a Number of Officials Last  '..'���.'��� Sunday^ ������*',"  ��� Last Sunday a special train brought  Robert Marpole, superintendent of  the Pacific division of the C. P.' R.,  who was making a general inspection  of the lines, the first since his visit to  the east, or since lastv?summer. Mr.  Marpole was. accompanied by the following gentlemen: '\Vm. Downie,  superintendent', of fcopteiiay-Bound-  ary Branches; Captain- ]. W. Troup,  of the company's steojmer service at  Vancouver; Master Mechanic Temple,  of Revelstoke; R. A. Bainbridgc, divisional engineer, of Nelson; II. L.  Johnson, roadmaster, Greenwood, and  II. ty.'GnJei', assistant manager of the  Granby Cq.  The party stayed over night at  Grand Forks and .:inspected' the  Granby smelter, where Mr, Galer  joined il, Coming up to Phoenix  Sunday morning, the company's trackage facilaties were inspected, and some  additional work arranged for. The  entire party was entertained at dinner  al the"Ofahtrybuirk house, and then  drove to Greenwood, arriving back at  Nelson the same evening..' ''���/'".  Netted Over JI.000 to the Car.  ���What district can beat Greenwood's  record as a high grade: camp? The  car cf ore shipped from tlie Lancashire  Fraction which is being worked under  lease and bond by l\- N. Faulkner,  Shorey Heyden, T.Stewart and D.Mc-  Vicar was extracted while a shaft was  being sunk���the most expensive way  to get out ore. , After all expenses of  mining, hauling, freight and treatment,  preparatory work anibiinting to $700  and ten per cent to C. R. Pittock and  other owners was paid, there remains a  clear gain of $1,027.50. The claim  has been worked for about two months  and there is considerable similar ore in  sight.���Greenwood Times.  COAL STRIKE  IS STILL ON  One Boundary Smelter is Already Closed.  Boundary Mining Notes.  OTHERS   MUST SOON DO  LIKEWISE  No Immediate Proipect of Settlement, and Ihe  Mining Industry Will- Be Set Back Again  ���Minister of Labor Appealed To.  WILL SEND  DELEGATES  Tro Provincial Mining Association Meeting:.  MEETING  WAS  HELD  LAST NIGHT  Greenwood Will Send Five Delegates, and  Grand Forks As Many More���Gathering  at Victoria Next Wednesday.  ��o<ioaae9ee��ceea>��e<}ae^��o*9��  R. P. Williams, Boundary representative of the Canadian Rand Drill Co.,  i>f Sherbrooke, Que., left this week for  a trip to his old home in the Eastern  Townships, being the first visit for six  years. .  Nelson's daily, the News, has all the  news that is news. At your newsdealer's, or by mail for 50 cents per month. ^  ' A public meeting was held last evening at Hardy-McKenzie hall to consider the iormation of a local branch  of the Provincial Mining Association,  and lo send delegates to Victoria next  week. The hall was well filled and  Mayor Rumberger was called to the  chair, with Win. Tomlinson as secretary,  A number of speeches were made  explaining the objects of the meeting,  among them being talks by ]..W, Ast-  ley, Wm. Yolen Williams, W. R. Williams, Mayor Rumberger, W. B.Cochrane and others. On motion the chair  Appointed a committee of five, consisting of T. J. Hardy, J. W. Astley, Geo.  Smith, O. B. Smith, Jr., and Thomas  Roderick, who will lepoit to another  meeting to be held in the lower room  of Mineis' Union hall th|s evening at  7 o'clock,  The committee is for the purpose  of devising ways and means to send  delegates, probably five, to the convention. The delegates will be selected at a meeting tonight. A membership roll has already been started and  1 large number have signed.  A meeting was held in Greenwood  last Thursday evening, and five delegates were chosen to represent that city  at Victoria, as follows: Mayor Ralph  Smailes, Frederic Keffer, Albert I.  GOodell,- Marry Johns and W. G.  Gaunce. It is understood that Grand  Forks will also send fiye delegates, so  ihat.tlie Boundary will be well represented at the meeting..  Lyons-Walters Wedding.  A wedding of much interest to Phoe  nicians was solemnized at St. Jude's  Hall, Greenwood, on the evening ol  Febiuary ijjth, Rev. \V. A. 'Robins  officiating. The contracting parties  were Annie Louise Walters and Thomas  Francis Lyons, both well known young  people of I'hoenix, who have lived here  lorn number of years. Mr, and Mrs.  William Laird were the only ones present from Pho. nix, The bride was attired in a becoming grey travelling  dress. Yesterday the happy couple  returned to this city, and are receiving  the congratulations of their numerous  friends, the bride being the daughter  of Mr. and Mrs. William Walters;.  j ���      ,. I 1)     *      '���'       I       11.       ' :'  Poi' ten days the strike of the coal  miners in all the East Kootenay mines,  whence all the fuel for Kootenay and  Boundary mines and smelters comes,  has been on, and al last reports there  is no immediate prospect of settlement.  In last week's issue of the Fernie Free  Press the striking miners set forth theii  grievances, and there is a long list of  them, which, if the statements are  those of fact, deserve adjustmentby the  Crow's. N,est Pass company. John H  Tonkin, manager of the company, has  not yet given out his side of thestory  but it will probably be somewhat diffei -  ent���as is to be expected.  In any event, however, fuel from the  East Kootenay mines, has ceased entirely to be shipped/'and as a result  smelters and mines, must inevitably  close or cut down forces for the time  being at least. In Rossiand it is claim  ed that the Great Northern will get  coke for the N,Qrlhp,ort smelter, but  ju,st where it is to come from is not  explained. In the meantime, ihe  Northport smelter still remains closed,  and this week the Greenwood smelter  was allowed to go cold also, and the  lorce at the Mother Lode mine was  materially reduced. The Sunset sme!  ter can run'a sjiqrt time and the Granby smelter for perhaps two weeks  longer, .    .. ������,..;     ,',,'  ',';���:..���..  As neither side to the strike seems  disposed to give in, the general public  is realizing the wide extent of its effect  in the l^ootenay and Yale, In districts where development alone is  largely done, the effect is not so immediate, but in the older mining camps,  where the getting out of ore for the  smelters is done on a large scale, the  etiect is felt at o.nce..  For the purpose of getting at the  number of persons who are directly or  indirectly affet.ted by the strike, the  Pioneer has compiled the following  table, the figures in which are believed  to be under rather than oyer the actual  figures if made by a census enumerator;  No  Locality,  Boundary  mines ,.,-.'   Boundary smelters   Rossiand mines.   Rossiand mines' smelters .....  East Kootenay mines   Other mining districts and smelters   Railway men and   employees in  ore, coke and, coal trafSc . .. 300  Families ol" above, about    10,000  men  affected.  75��  45��  1,000  800  1,200  S����  Total directly affected .. . .15,000  Indirectly affected, business men  and families.   5,000  Estimated total...,,.., ,20,000  At the request of Senator Templeman, W, L, Mackenzie King, deputy  minister of labor, has ieft Ottawa, foi  Fernie, to make an 'effort to arbitrate  the strike.  One  EAGLES AS HOCKEY PLAYERS.  Game  For Charity  and  Another With  Grand Forks.  This week the members of the local  aerie of Eagles have been doing a gieat  line of business in hockey, playing two  �����nmes���one in I'hoenix and the other  at Grand  Forks,  Monday evening the City Eagles and  t le Granby Eagles played off a match  -ame at the Phoenix rink, the occasion bt'inga benefit for Mrs. A. Mutll.r  and family, Mr. Mueller having recent  ly died at the Phoenix General Hospital. After a warmly contested game,  in which there was some most remarkable and brilliant playing on either side,  the score stood a���2, but as something  over $40 had been realized for the object intended, it was believed that the  onlookers had received their money's  worth.    The following was the line-up:  City Eagles ��� Jenkins., Marshall,  Shea, Driscoll, McAuliffe, Karatofsky  and Laird.  I Granby Eagles ��� Dean, Fleming,  iBougard, Newell, Lamping and Johnson,  Two drills are being temporarily run  by steam in the upper end of the  ijloiy hole at the Knob Hill mine.  Tuesday evening the Mother Lode  smelter was blown out, on orders from  the head office in New York city, on  account of the shortage in the supply  of fuel.  On M. R. Feeney's claim, the Florence, on the North Fork of Kettle  river, $20 ore has recently been struck  in a crosscut from the bottom of a 50-  loot shaft,    . r  The Sunset smelter is still running  at Boundaiy Falls, but cannot keep  busy long, as the coke and coal supply  is limited, nnd of course, none is coming in from Fernie.'  Things were quiet for two days this  week at the Snowshoe, on account of  closing down to clean the boilers. If  there was plenty of water, it would  take much less time.  COMPRESSOR  IS COMPLETE  Sixty Drill Machine Only Waiting For Huge Motors.  SHIPPED FROM PITTSBURG THIS WEEK  ASSOCIATED BOARDS MEET MARCH 18.  Annual Gathering Will Take Place at Fernie  this Year.  This week Secretary Jackson, of  the Associated Boards of Trade ot  Eastern British Columbia, sent out  notices of the annual meeting of the  organisation, which will take place at  Fernie on the 18th of March. The  notifications of the date and place of  meeting of this "Business.Men's Parliament of the Interior" have been  sent out to the different members as  follows: Nelson, Rossiand, Grand  Forks, Cascade, Phoenix, Cranbrook,  Kaslo, . Moyie, Fort Steele, Trail,  Greenwood and Fernie. Each board  is entitled to two delegates in addition  to the president of the board.  Last year the annual meeting of the  Associated Boards wat held at Kaslo,  and it was then voted to assemble at  Fernie this )ear. The president of  the organization is. G, O. Buchanan,  of Kaslo.  The Kaslo board will introduce resolutions requesting the provincial government to nievent forest fires, and to  acquire one bundled thousand acres  of East Kootenay pine lands for a  public park, and that the Dominion  government be asked to establish an  experimental apple orchard in the  Rocky mountains; also, that each,  board of trade in the, province send  two delegates to a .convention to  be held at Kamloops to form a provincial board of trade. The Rossiand  board will proha.hly offer resolutions  dealing with the coke and coal supply.  Mr. Saofsfer F/nltbea Work of PulUof the  Larfegt Compreiaor In Canada Tojelher  ���-Another Monlb Before II Can be l/ierf.  Beat (he Grand Porks Boys.  The junior hockey boys from Phoenix went down 10 Grand Forks on Fri-  da) 's train of last week, and had a game  there with a similar team from that city.  The Phoenix boys came out ahead by  a score of four to one, and stale they  should have had it foul- to nothing.  Jim fierce was captain of the I'hoenix  team, which came back on Saturday's  train, well pleased with their reception  in ihe Smelter City. The following  composed the two teams:  Grand Forks���Taylor, Tiaunweiser,  -Sloper, Michner, Birbeck, Hay and  Feeney.  I'hoenix���-G. Biner, McAuliffe, A.  Biner, McKelvie, fierce,. Trainer and  Hudson.  Work on the constiuctiou of the  Moirisoii mine'spur of ihe C. P. R.  will lie started as.soon as weather permits by W. I1, Tie'nay, the contractor.  The mine will ship too ions daily to  the Sunset smelter.  Last Saturday Chas. S.- Sangster,  mechanical expert for the Canadian  Rand Drill Co., of Sherbrooke, Que,  completed the task of assembling the  parts of- the largest air compressor in  the Dominion of Canada, which will  be placed in use at the Granby mines  in a short time. The compressor will  be driven by electricity in two parts,  with two motors, each of 700 horse  power capacity. These motors, which  have been ordered 'for'riiany moh'ths,  were shipped from the makers, the  Westinghouse Electrical Co., of Pitts-  buigh, Pa., this week, and in another  month should arrive and be placed in  position. . '       ,���'  For some time past the drill capaci-'  ty of the Granby mines has been quite  hard pressed, especially since the average day's shipments of ore have been  1,500 tons,'and the putting into use of  the new compressor will be of material  assistance in getting out the requisite  amount of ore, as well as providing"  the needed power for development���  somet h ing that Sujierintendent : AVil-  iams never loses sight 01.  As, is now well known, the new compressor plant will have a. capacity that  will allow of the mines here shipping  ore at the rate of 5,000 tons every 24  hours, and it is the. intention to in-,  crease the . smelter capapity -till'1- it  reaches this figure.'  SEVERAL CURUN0   GAMES   THIS  WEEK.  Good Fortune Attended the Phoenix  Rinks���'  Some Scores. : ���."  Curlers from Greenwood and Phoe-i  nix played several games this week;  the games being played off at the'.  Phoenix rink. Last Saturday the bonspiel rinks played with the following  result.: .' ' ,. -     -     ,  Greenwood.     -Phoenix. ;  Frith, Smith,  ,   Humphries, Hardy,  Merritt, Crawford,  Ketchum, skip���11. Boucher, -skip���14*.  The second game on Saturday 're1  suited in McRae's rink from Greenwood, being beaten by McNichol's  rink from Phoenix!by 10-7.  Wednesday' evening  the-following  games were played :'        ,\  Greenwood.        Phoenix.  Brown,    "      '   Wilson,"'  Bishop, Hardy,    ���'������:  Warren, Crawford,  McMynn, skip-8.     Palmer, skip-i5_.  Palmer's rink was warmly congratu-  laied on winning this rink.     ;  SECOND   GAME. ; ,; -     ���;  Johnson', Rumberger,  Humphries, 'Graham,..'  Atwood, Boucher,'  McDonald,skip-ioMcNichol,skip-5  Two rinks bom Phoenix  will   probably play in Greenwood tonight.        ���:  J. C. Mass, M: E., an old tinier in  ihe Boundary, but "now a resident of  Spokane, was a recent visitor in the  llouiidary, and before leaving arranged to stait woikon the CoIcoikJii group  in Smith's camp, in which Hon. Geoi  E. Foster is interested also.  BOUNDARY ORE SHIPMENTS. '  The following table gives the ore shipments of Boundary mines tor 1900, for igoi.aiul  for 1902, as reported to the Phoenix  'totterr���  1900  (tiaiiby Mihes, TliQenix ,  SiHiwshoe, "  Bi-cnklyn, "  Mother Lode, feud wood  Sunset, '���  Morrison,  B. C. Mine  R. Bell,  Kinina, "       Winnipeg,    Wellington       1,070  '64,538  297  150  5,340  Summit     19,494  Golrtfiii Crown,  irm Aihelstan, "       ��� -. ���  _Ji King Solomon, W. Copper ...  No. 7.Mine, Central.-...  City of Paris, u        .Jt'wel, Long Lake....  Crtimi, West Fork ���  Pmyider.ce,    Providence....  Ruby,     Boundary Falls   Miscellaneous   2 250  190I  231,762  1,731  99.034  S02  150  47,405  5(!0  050  1,040-  '006  875  665  J903  S0U.85S  20.800  141. S^ti  7,455  u.sii  8,530'  785  025  1903  52,929 ..  9,(io0 '  lfi.HflS  1,913  4,920  4,920  2,000  160  ;,2S0  Total, tons      99,730  Granby Smelter treated, tons..    62,387  350  SSO  80  3,4��>  390,000  230.828  482  2,175  2U>  325  507.545  312,340  47  88,977  48,353  13,104  10,303  -,,U<'-.���?�����"**& J��_:  mm  m  M  mm  \  urn  !.'���'. i.'.fS  Id  ��_��iu��__ai��_������m'tt��mM,_IUtMM^ ��%& tf^tivjJWJK^.BwW  THE PHOENIX PIONEER  1   A��    ' ��� l>  Iv-*"''*' -:  ��:' , " '  '���I  fiti  m -  ... ^  , .'��� V, '  f��''.  .:�����  mm  m  *--... if!  The Phoenix Pioneer*  USVIO OH BATOXDAY BV THB  PIONEER PUBLISHING CO,  AT rBOBHIZ. B. C  W, S. Wl-i-COX. MANAGE*.  -    ��Buslne���office No. i��.  Telephosu -} Santirer'a resWence, No. 15.  ltJBBCBirriO����'l* ADVAMCB.  tern The lesult was that out of, 260  men 1*9 voted for the Tonkin system,  and as over 100 did not vote, the claim  was made that a  majority favored the  new system.  The plan for voting was certainly  unique, according to all reports, and  should be known as the Tonkin sys  tern. It was quite simple ��� merely  two ballot boxes in the company's  office, one*-r and the other against,  with a company official to tally. No  wonder 108 men declined to cast that  so-called "secret" ballot. _  STRICTLY   BUSINESS!  t) ���  Ttr~e��r,  Six Months.  .$3.00  . I.��5  . 3 00  To Foreign Countriea   ���->������� ����t�� �����~^ber t0 th" VtVCT'""  U an IntiUttooto too to become one.  Adrertialng rate, furnlahed on application.  I~_ notice* JO ��nd 5 ��nU per line,  row Weekly In-rtkm. con.tltutc one month'.  adrcrtUlnc.  However, the men accepted the re  suit and also the assurance lhat wages  should not be cut. Nor have they  been at Ferine, but at Morrisey the  case is repotted to oe different and is  the prime cause ofthe piesent strike at  all three of the company's mines.  Sat.,  w����.  1'  2  3  4  *  9  10  11  ;*5  16  17  18  22  23  24  25  ,Thu.  5  12  J9  26  Frl.   Sit.  6    7  1314  20 21  27 28  WHO IS TO BLAME FOR THE STRIKE.  One of the first things that the public wants to learn���is, in fact, entitled  to know���when" a great strike is on,  that affects entire communities, be they  great> small, is who is really at the  bottom of; the trouble. Is it the employer or, the employed ? While some  of the issues may be obscured for a  , tirae,'sooner or later the public ascertains, the facts and gives its verdict accordingly. And the verdict of the  general public is more often right than  wrong.  Mr. Tonkin affects to believe that  he does not know why the strike is on.  What rot. And he declines to see a  committee of the men, which only  complicates matters. It is also whispered lhat the coal  company is losing  money���yet a ten  perj*nt_Hv_L_uL  was declared lasryCSr:  In the foregoing we have no wish to  appear unlalr to Mr. Tonkin, and  have merely stated the case as it ap-  appeais at this distance. It is certainly beyond dispute that all these  labor troubles have arisen since his  advent to the Crow's Nest. ' It is now  up to him to give and take a little, and  settle the Double before it reaches the  acute stage and prostrates the mining  ndustry of Southeastern British Co  lumbia. We have yet to learn that  Mr. Tonkin will have difficulty in ar  riving at an amicable understanding  with his men.  A thought for dull times. Some  times trade comes without adveitising  Soiuemoretimesfiiood advertising brings  irade.  It is a wise doctor who knows when  not to give medicine. An important  part of an advertising man's business  is to know what to leave out.  Consider, the yeais. How they fly!  Are they working for you? They are  doing this for many-lor time is always  woiking foi the good advertiser.  A man may think he knows a good  deal about advertising but when he  begins to adveitise he knows that he  doesn't know as much as he thought  he knew.  An advertisement should be earnest  There should be no possible chance ol  mistaking its meaning. Earnestness is  ihe key to the do^r of conviction. The  earnest speaker is always effective, and  the adveiti'ser who'writes iu the faitn  that he' hr.s something good lo offer, is  sure to win tride.  INSURANCE AOKNT,  FIRE, Ul-E, ACC DENT.  CnmiulMlouer for taking AIlWin H��-  Phoenix, B. C.  R. A. SCOTT,  Contractor and Builder.  Estimates Furnished.  PHOENIX, B. C.  Do You  Take  THE PIONEER  ?  You should if you don't. It gives the news  of the Boundary. It works for the Boundary. It is owned- by the editor and not by  any clique or faction. It is v/orth $10.00.  It costs only $2.00.  B. KERR.  Rarrister and Solicitor,  notary public.  PHOENIX, B. C.  King Edward Lodge, U.D.  A. F. and A. M.  So  Hall, Morrlaon-Aiideraon Block.  Heenlar communication 8 p. m.  omi Thursday of each month.  W. L.GHRMAINB,  Secretary.  V. I,. COCK. ,  W.'M.  If the Crow's Nest Pass Coal- Co.  grants the advance asked by the employees, will the price of coke and  coal be raised that much per ton; will  the C P. R- come down in itt freight  charges, and will the latter make the  people pay for it in the end?  _ I  -Take, for.instance,'the terrible coal  Biinm' itrike iri Pennsylvania, which  broifght misery to hundreds of thous-  ' finds of individuals, the effects of which  ��_ yet apparent. .The great majority  of ihe American people now know that  thtCaverage,wage of the American coal  miner, year in and year out, was con-  ��d��ably less than a dollar per day.  And the intervention of the president  was needed to' take- the first steps to  adjust the differences. Certainly the  coal miners, in that case at least, had  justice on their side.  Coming nearer' home, the question  ���rises as to'whether the coal miners  at Michel, Mdrrissey ����4 Fernie, in  East Kootenay, who, walked out last  ��K*k,;and thereby threatened paralysis  " to the entire mining industry of East and  Wek^t-wtenay and Yale, were justified  in doing so.   To consider the matter  -   fairly,' let us turn back the page of his-  ' tto'ry.for a year and follow the events.  ! A rear ago such a thing as a strike  inTfhe East Kootenay collieries was  unheard of,. Apparently the men employed were satisfied with the conditions existing there. If tbejr were not  sktisfied; the general jwblic "did not  hearof il> and the aa^as secured aJI.  thVcoal and coke needed. Jt will be!  noted, also, that this satisfactory state  'ofaffairs was prior to the engagement  of John H. Tonkin as general manager of the Crow's Nest Pass Coal Co.  f i/lr. Tonkin arrived from Pennsylvania in May, and assumed the entire  tijharge of the company's  propeities,  and' almost immediately the trouble  began, and a strike followed.   The  nice asserted that a new system was  put; in force by Mr. Tonkin by which  their earnings'were considerably decreased.    This has never been denied  '. bf 1 Mr. Tonkin, so far   as   known.  'Alter  the strike-had  lasted \ several  ��^Be$k6 a conference was held, resulting  ���5��4he men returning to work under a  .new schedule, which   after   a three  months' trial, if the men wete not satisfied, Mr. Tonkin agreed to do away  with and to return to the old scale.  A special issue of the HriUsh Columbia Gazette states that the legislative assembly will meet Thursday,  March 12th. It is already up to  Premier Prior and his advisors to  take steps to avoid a repetition of disastrous coal miners' strike now paralyzing the entire metalliferous industry ot Southern British Columbia.  This week the pleasing news was re  cetved that Hon. Williim Mulo.k,  Dominion Minister of Labor, has been  asked by Senator Templeman to take  steps to set*je jtbp .coal miners' strike in  East Kootenay by arbitration, if possible. It is to be hoped that he will  be ir.et with consideration and fairness  to arrive at a satisfactory-adjustment  by both sides.  WHY THE COAL MINERS STRUCK.  List ol Orlevsnc^s Set Forth by Ihe Coal  Miners.  In connection with the strike of the  coal miners of the Crow's Nest Coal  company, last week, it is understood  that the men went out at seven o'clock  on Wednesday morning in all three  colleiies-��the Michel, Mnriissey and  Coal Creek, of which Fernie is the  centre. All these men woikcd for tht  Crow.'s Nest Pass Coal company. Tlu  strike has been threatened for som'  time, and the grievances of the men  are set forth as follows:  yj,st���The cutting of prices at Moi  rissey to 40 cents.  Second���The use of "McGintys" ai  Moi rissey.  Third--The employment of Chinese  at Michel.  Fourth���The scarcit) ,of  timber in  the mineE.  fifth���The non-recognition  of the  District Miners' Union.  The use of "McGintys"  has caused  a  great  deal   of protest.    These are  posts fixed at the top of inclines, around  which a cable is passed for drawing up  the cars    It is contended   that  these  involve great danger to the men; hence  this addition to the list of grievanceST  The District Miners' Union was organized to prevent the company  operating one or two mines, while the men  of the third were on strike. The measure was taken by   the  men  for iheir  protection, he��ce the  fifth   complaint,  that the Crow's  Nest Coal  company  will not lecognize their association  Phoenix Federal Labor Union   No. 155.   Meets Thursdays at 8 p. m. at Min-   ers' Union Hall. ���  HI>. irtOWN. Pies. AUGUST PII.GKR. Sec'y.  an SCAVENGER  Leave Orders at City  Clerk's Office  M*       PHOENIX, P.O.  �����  WM  PHOENIX AERil  NO. 158.  Meetings on Vrlda}  al8-30|>.m., Miners  Ui)l3ti Ha,t-  Visitlug   brethrer  cordially invited.  HALL. Fre��.        WM. KLKMING. Secy  GEORGIA GIBSON  SHAVING PARLORS  and BATHROOM.  Phoenix. B. C.  Phoenix Shoe Shop.  All Work Guaranteed.   Imported Goods.  K1NE BOOTS AND SHOES MADE TO  ORDER.  PRACTICAL    MINERS'  AND   PROSPECTORS' SHOES,A  SPECIALTY.  Shop on Dominion Avenue.  | Phoenix Home B*ew^d  Lager Beer  Brewed by a Home Institution has proven the test and has made a  host of Friends who testify to its Good Qualities  PHOENIX BREWERY  ' JULIUS MUELLER, Proprietor.  Comet Standatd Ave. and Banner St..   Phoenix  Don Boiiling worns  _ JAS McCREATH. Prop ------------  JOBBERS IN WINES, EEEP AND CIGARS  ' .     ..-...,-.. >,.... U..II...-..I It!,,,, rnltrl Mrnlld tlielllOSt  sole AKintsfor Kelchwjucllen Seller.' Utile I.ahel Ilrnnd tlie molt  iieaUhfitli>��drefieiliiin:of.Miiitittl��aurs.  I'lioiie i��pIim solicited.  GREENWOOD and PHOENIX, B C  Srnve*-WilllBini Block,cor.  First and Old Ironiides Ave.  Dictionary  I     New. Plate* Throu*hout  125,000   New Words  Phrases   ��>nd   D��fi_Mon��  i Prepared under the "direct  suVeryiBfcn oWA- P A____ -  Commiisioner pf gaBe����8!Ji  assisted by ��� largo corps Q%  competent specialists...  Rich _lndln��s *364 *������������  tvicn �� 5000 ulM>trt,tlon��  PELLEW-HARVEY,  BRYANT AGILMAN  VANCOUVER. B. C.  kk   PROVINCIAL  /V\ ASSAYERS  TIIK  VANCOUVER ASSAY OFHICU  Established 1890.  Minerals Identified and Their Values Kx-  Plai"ed'     FREE OF CHARGE.  Have You a Tiice of Doubtrul Rock?   Juat I  Vault to.is.   Mill aud smelter tests up to I  4000 lbs.   Checking A����a>s �� Specialty.  Ellas Rogers, manager of the Crows  Nest I'ass Coal Co-, fr.om his office in  Toronto, causes the Associated Press  to state that he thinks the miners era  ployed by his company are a fine body  of men. What is the matter with Mr.  Rogers saving his paiaver and taking  steps to adjust natters before a strike  takes place? ��ucfc ��n action would  be more appreciated in Ms section  where we feel the dire effects of such  a wholesale stoppage of the wheels of  industry.  WHAT EDITOR5 SAY  Voo Bah CoMiNG��-)Spring will  soon be here, and with it will come  the green grass, the singing birds and  H. C. Killen, provincial road and trail  poo bah. No wonder the people of  the ftootenays welcome the dawn of  spring.��-Cranbrpok Herald.  Shiver of DisMA.y---It >s not tao  much to say that the news that the  miners in the coal mines of Crow's  Nest Pass Coal company were again on  strike was received with a shiver of  d smay by everyone interested in the  mining industry in this pjpvince, and  who is not so interested ?���Victoria  Colonist.  Mr. McMillan's Unique Position.  The featuie of the Le Roi meeting  which  was  held  yesterday,  was  the  veiy able speech of the managing  di-j  lector, Mr. A- ]��� McMillan,  who  has  devoted his entire  atteptuw  for some  yeais past to mining enterprises in that  province, and as his sphere of influence and   usefulness  is enlarged he  now occupies a somewhat unique position in  B.  C.   mining circles.      He  dealt firmly  wjth the   many  rumors  wtiich have  been   floated  concerning  this  property, explaining  the  reasons  which led him  and Mr, Wateriow to  join the board, and s^oke authoiita  lively of the value of the mine.     The  cab/egram   wjiich   he  read  from   the  Premier pf rJ. ��. acknowledging  the  unequal incidence of the,  mjneral tax,  which is now almost ceitain to  be readjusted at  the  forthcoming  session,  was received  with  great satisfaction,  fn yjew of the very satisfactory showing of ,the aijn,e during the latter   half  of ioo? ujereis every reason   to  anticipate a divide/id   tin's year, and  an  iinproyejren* jn   flie   prjee   of   the  shaies.���London ��.C. Reyiew.  RE MARCuToPPEnIeIMB^S ESTATE.  All persons having claims against  the estate ol the late Marcus Oppen-  he|mer, of Marcus, \Vash.,U. S. A  are requested \a deliver the same to  the undersigned ^t f*ho,eniy, }3, C,  not latei than February jtj�� *S)0$-  Jl, ��, Kerr,  Solicitor for the Enecgtors.  Palace liveni Staples  l be best established ?nd ipgulalcd hp^e'li''�� ll,e !!,,U.'V  daiy. W> ?��e cp|ral|y Ipcatpd i|i our new stables with  I complete outfit o. Saddle and 1 )i ivmg 11 oi ses. I be  best of rigs.      l'aiiie.  driven  to any Boundary   point.  Mclntyre & HcDonald, Props^   Knob inn Avenue  Old Ironsides  Addition  Phoenix, ft. C.  i  #  ���.s  You Should Rea^   A_:��"Hl fur   PABST-AND  CALGARY ���   RKKIt.   t&rThe International was first issued  urfSoo, succeeding'the "Unabridged.  TkYJrlvuB*t��* o'f th International's  ha* imed "j 0e"'ber' 19��o:  faff ft and If sf.    '���   f?e also pu)H'f��  Webster's   Collegiate   SietjaRa!  lags in hky  with Glonnary ol Scoilioh Word* ��n4 fbrwi,  "First class in qualiiy. second clatr - J"  Specimen pages, etc. of both  books sent on application.  G.GC.MERRIAMCO  Publishers  Id, Mass.  etf*  ��� - "���-"fjjfiagfat -  r. greiger:    "cjrkenWOOI)  Manager VQ**  'a  '��  ���  THE PHOENIX PIONEER  The Leading WeeKly  g^ the Bgun^^ry.  Always::  Desirable  Odd pieces of furniture to  make your home more comfortable.    A luxury you can   ^~~ _. ~ ~ ~ I ��� enjoy at all seasons.  ��<XXK>0-e-<KK><M^|    CURK & BINNS  have just what you want most.  x, for the time.being every one was  Sttj>pyi peace and prosperity reigned  ^n the land, and mines and smelters  resumed twwnefls as of old. It was  thought that tbe labor troubles were  ���filially over, and ihat a long era of,  busy times was just dawning. Rut a  {c^ omUerings were wafted over the  hills in a little while, and Mr. Tonkin  caused to be publidied tbe high wages  earned by a few of his men under his  fccw system. This was in October,  when a vote was taken to determine  whether the men preferred the old 8  htm system or the new 8^ hour sys  Inconsistent���The C. P. R. and  theLaurier government are not consistent. Both of them have boycotted  Lowery's Claim, the most progressive  and fearless journal in Canada, but  still allow the sale and transmission ol  literature that, compared lo the aforesaid journal, is Jike mud to polished  maible. Cap yo.u guess the reason ?���  New Denver fledge.   1���n '  \&Im/:.  Having taken the Phoenix!  Skatjng Rink for the winter, 11  hope to do"ttH��M,<.8�� lyM il'J !]?>'���  old friends, and many neurones.  I am running it for ihe money  there is in It, but espect to j>lve<  value fur your money.  Watch .for  uiither announr.e-  .ments.  'They'll interest you.  jSkasojj ..TfcEP'rs;  i'Fpr fterj' rH0Ot  For f.adies   ��.$o|  Vor IJt>ys     ?-P9]  jSka-i ing Hours:  2:3o"p. m. to 4:30 p. m., and,  8 p. m. to 10 p. m.  (Mine time.)  ii. VV. JiOiUJiR,,  I^rfiprietor.  THE MILWAUKEE  A fninlllar name f��r Ihu Ohiniif ���. Mi'  w��nki-*W. P-oIBhi1wh��.  k"''��" ��'  ovt-rtho  Union as tbe Gnat  I'adwax  r.innins the "I'ione.-r Llinliwl" tlaiw  uwrv dav and .night l..-tw����n ^t. 1'an-  nn.rCliifano.aiKl Omal.a niul Cl.u-ii^..  a- Hie only perfect tiains 111 the noil I  UniTerBltll^"' ���poniii't-tioiiH   art-   mail.  ilia"0 pasepng-rs t||f beet s��rvi��-e known  Lnxiirl -us (-nrliw, i-lpplnr Unlit*, Hiwm  h.-at, of "a vor\iy ��'f|��-.ilp��l lijr '���� ot''1"  line.  Published in tlie Heatt ofthe Greatest Gokl'  Copper belt of Hritish Columbia.  CSrJ*.  St-e that  v��iur ticket rtivls vl.i 'Tin  MilttBiikf."' ttlien going to any point ii  the United State* orCunodn.   Alltick*-!  '^ryfl.ft.let- or 0.|,er ...for-  k.CSom"   '    H.S. Kowf.,  Tray-flaw. W. Cjeiieml ASnit,  If you read the  PHOENIX PIONEER,  You'l\ keep posted on  " 'the 'Boundary.  AND  Of every description ��au be obtained at Eastern Prices at the  Albin has a new line of cigars  will suit you to a T.  that  Double spring and mattress for sale.  Ipquire at Ihe Pioneer Office. A bargain.  ���First class work and sjiqck guaranteed.    Estimates furnished.  gastern   Townships  Batik.  ESTABLISHED 1859.  CAPITAL $2,000,000.  '        REBBRVP fVW $i,?oo,ooc.  !HeAO Omcc, SMERBPfOOKE, QUEBEC.  WM Harwell. rr_.d��,L       JaL Mackinnon. Oen-I M��r. S. P. Moukv  lector.  hllKRUKODKE, CiU'BKC  HOCK IHJ.AVD, "  ttlCHJiOSO, ' '"  nUNTINO'ON, "  OBM��TOWK, "  bT. JtHSB, "  BRANCHES  MONTKBAL, QURB"!C.  COWANBVILMt, "  ORANKV, "  '��Va0o'4, ;;  WINDSOR HII.l.P,       "  OBANO KOBKM, li. 0-  W\TBB'.O0,  COATlroOK,  IIBBFOUI),  ST.   HYACINTHS  Kpn'O1'  J'HOESIX,  B  QUEIIKC  the entire Boundaiy shipped 500,000 tons of ore,  nearly every ton of which was reduced by  BOUNDARY SMELTERS.  Phoenix ramp alone shipped 330,000 tons ot oie  last year.  The Pioneer is published every Saturday and  and is sent to any pail of Canada or the" United  States for  $2.00  per year���01 the test of the world  yar.    It gives the  for $3.00   per  Utest and Most  Reliable News  of Boundaiy Mines and ��me)leis.     ft is feaijess  and independent, and aims to be  I I    1.1   :     ���  ' 1       '   '       Hit"**-*-'.  WW TO ��&Te:  Your subscription can begin at any time.  Address with check  PIONEER PUBLISHING C&  _Z 1 I I     Ml I  -   II '     '   ' "^"^  PHOENIX, B. C  c.  Old papers for sale at the Pioneer  office, at 25 cents per jl oo.  Correspondents.  IN OANAD\: The Baiilr or Moulreal  IN UNITKD STATES:  National Park Bank, New Yorfc,  lJaUonal Exchange Bank, Boston.  plrsf Nalioiial Ba-nk, Portlniul  Hxcliange NnJ.|opat fi��"k, Spofcsne, WiJBlf.  IN KOROPB 1  National Bank of Scotland  Savings Bank Department.  Interest at highest current rates ci edited all  saving ace wnU.  N. H. SLACK, Actg. Mgr.,  phoe nlsc Branch.  ''I       *   >    .ir  dnvf /aJ^xhuf to  - S1-��r_-t'rt��f��t__Wf rWJl^'J KUl-'HW THE PHOENIX PIONEER  'aatt  T  in  ��� _i   t  "Strongest in the world."  Assets $ ,?3��.568.��63-49��  Suki'I-OS $7��.'37��I7��-��I  H. ALLENBERG, Manager,  605 606 607 Empire State Building  SPOKANE, WASH.  ._.. W. MAJOR, Asst. Manager, Rossiand, B. C. J  4f ^���444-f -H~M"H"M"M--f 44-f 4 * 4-f-��~M~M~M- -M-f-f-M-f4-M-+4"f-f+-<J  |P. Burns & Co.  PHOENIX  MARKET. -  HEA1> OFFICE FOR BOUNDARY CKKEK, GREENWOOD, B. C.  HEADQUARIEKS, n'ELSON, II. C.   Wholesale and Retail Heat Ikrctaib. j  Market, at NeUor., Kwlo, Throe, Forks, Sandon Slocan City, .  Silverton, New Denver, iVmir.-; Saln>o, Rowland, | rail, Cascade, ���  Grind Forks, Creenwood, Midway, Niagara and Phoenix. .  FISH, OYSTERS AND PO^I/TRY IN, SEASON. ;  ;; "'��� AH orders receive prompt attention,        ��� v ���  =   LINE. =  Between Phoenix and Greenwood.  Leave Phoenix 8.30 and I.   Leave Greenwood 10 and 4.  DVfeY  A, S. 4 PAW, Proprietor,  _!w-#,^ff  An Unprecedented  i  t  Offer to our Subscribers.  BOTH NEW AND OLD.  B. C MINING  PliQ9r4is Pioneer a^ncl Tarontq  ���-QHQl3.-C<My) tofo for Qm  yew r,   Phoenix Pioneei* and Toronto  Globe, (weekly) both for One  year... .'...~   Phoenix Pioneer and Montreal  StyUjJ Serajd, kptfe lefl&ie  Ttaav   /InclM'llnK Ilftiidsopic portrait  yucT, lofKltiffituward, >7��J> inclics./r, -.   Phoenix Pioneer and New York  World,  Thrice-a week, both  - for one year ....:   Family Hef3ld and W??kly ��tar,  both one year.,,..,   $3.75  2.50  2.50  2.50  2.75  Oie shipments from the Slocan have  passed the 2,000 ton maik.  - Only llnee cars of 01 e were shipped  out of Sandon last week, bom tbe  i'ayne.  Rossiand mines shipped 7,986 tons  of ore last week, making 45,092 tons  for this) ear.  There is a big demand now for the  stock in the I'ayne and the price is  sailing skyward.  Last month's lich strike in the Eva  mine, I.ardeau, pioved to be even  bettei than anticipated.  A second gold buck, wotih about  $3,500 has been turned out by the  Wilcox mine's stamp mill, near   Ymir.  Last Monday 800 coal mincis, employed by the Western Fuel Co, at  Nanaimo, struck for an increase ol  wages.  Duiing January the Yijiir mines  made a net piofjt of $7,671, after de*  ducting $3,900 for development and  $1,550 for trpairs.,  In 1900 the output of the British  Qolumbia lead mines was 31,pop tons,  but this year it will not exceed 5,000  tons, unless: protected by tariff.  The II, N, White Co. has closed a  contract to ship the entire product of  the Slocan Star and Silversmith mines  to the trust smelter at Denver, Colo._  Since the first of the year the Fisher  Maiden, of Silverton cam"]),.has ship-,  ped seven cars of ore to the Hall  i\|ines smelter, whjclv yielded $5,714  gross, and-$3,6,^9 net. Qie is being  sent out light along, and a force of  17 men is. now at work on the proper1)'- '  Most of the men at lho Kern mine,  near Nelson, have been laid off by E.  Rammelmeyer, owing to the shortage  of water, which prevents the running  ofthe mill. Over $4,000 has been  spent this winter in remodelling the,  mill and. plant,'and. with the comingjqf  s[iring it is the intention" of the lessee  ib'worK the property pn'as|ar|e a scale  as possible.  ItyNIPjQ A.S��0���lr\TlQN fiRQWINfl.  in London during the next ten years.  I'he l'rior government will not make  the change, but its successors may.���-  Nelson Tribune.  OUTLOOK WAS NEVER BETTER.  Subscriptions-received lo all Magazines and Periodicals at publishers lowest rates.  Send all subscriptions to this office-  PHOENIX  PIONEER,  PHOENIX, B. C.  ��� 1>, *.,  iort^ Guess At i  . But if you are going east write us for our rates; and let us tell you  J      -   about the servire aiid accommodation offered by the  ;; t;    llMQW ��ipR41i R4I&W4��  tkrwgh Twr-fet'CQW via ihe Illinois Central frm Pacific const /p. Chicago  ..;;.;.     '      f,    .,  ,,    and Cincinnati, '  pon't fail to write us about your trip, as we  are in a position to give you  some valuable information and assistance.    5,3'9   miles  of track, over which  are it iterated some of the finest trains in the world.  '.-':���" '^()f particulars retarding freight or passenger, ra^te.}, ctijl mi or address :  ".". ',  *      ' i^thjrd ��t.;' PpRTLAND, pRE  Better oiiiiionery und Job Print,  ing than that.turnetl out bv the  I'hoenix Pioneer has yet to be  p.rod.ncjid. TJie pppjof of"t|)'e fr'nil,  ding is in the eating, Give us a  trial-with your next order. ....  PIONKER PUB. CO.,  Phoknix, B. C.  'Phone 14.  :W-^.<!V6S. HOT SPIUNOS HAXITAltlDM  *{��� riie most complete HEALTH  ��!.'..'Jc sontiiieiit of North "  ^ "  ���.:'o T  vvbd- lM\tm ������urn RESORT  *?��?ryHiiri^i erf fnnrwnl- " *��� *?      ���c.<  ���Jour. ���.lioaiUidj.planliiitBii-1 Kxciirstoiis. Rem  dent Physician nnd Nurse. -'WcK"y'Vic, ��?'vo  ��� mniilcatlou with all parts of'Xlie woiW ,-wo  mall* arrive and depart every day.- ll�� !'"'���,.  cure /ill nervous And muscular diseases; us �� ��>���  er.i heal all Kidney, Liver and Stomach Al "<;"���  Terms: J15 to ��iS per week, according to res  denccin hotel or Halcyon Hot Springs,  ow Lake B. C-  Phoenix Bakery,  Plioeiilx Street.    'Phone 53.  We make good t>read,     IV Jt>  ... ,C.,W. GREER, Proprietor-  Victoria Avenue, Phoenix, B. C.  In Cottttue Hotel.  Wemal^e �� specialty  pf faiTNijy &i\d H��fe'  trade.  Free delivery to all parts of the city.  J. S. McCAGyE, Prop.  Over Twenty Lo����| Hntnc^eiljavc 8?e�� A'-  K��(ly Formed.       ,  Editor'-: of the  Phoenix Pioneer:���  Sir,���U will   perhaps'-'interest'you to  learn thai   the movemen't'to  organize  a   Provincial   Mining   Association" is  meeting with very great  success, and  tbi^t lucijl pig^n^alion ha,s been effected   to. date."at   the following places:  lU'velstuke, NLola I.ake.'Lillooet, Clinton, Horsefly, Keithly, I*'t. Steele, Tex-  ada, Ashcroft, Lac la'Hache,   Bullion,  Quesnel Lake, Harpers''Camp, Aspen  Grove, Camp   McKinney,   Cowichan,  150 Mile, Qije^ne)][;orks ^nd Saanich.  Qtliers are organizing, but in one or  two place's .the.effort hashsen criticized  on ihe grounds that the  objects and  aims ofthe association are selfish. Thisf  criticism is the result entirely of ignorance, for, as a matter of fact, the objects of the association  h.aye  not yet  been stated, and it will remain with the  convention to outline a policy and de  termlne upon what steps'will be taken  to endeavor to biing about an improvement in conditions  and . piomote the  welfare of the n-.ining industry   of the  province.   -In fact, all that \\\e present  provincial executive e-ommittee  is attempting to do is to  bring  together a  representative" body   of  men, chiefly  practical   miners,   to   discuss among  themselves the needs of the mining industry,  A^ a meeting ofthe committee last  week it occurred to them that, as Vic.  torta has taken the matter up so enthusiastically aiid has enrolled j>o large a  number of members, if this city apr,  pointed delegates according to , the  number of its i^embei^hj|) rc��ll it might  be able to doinina't,e'��he meeting; consequently, a resolution was passed limiting the number of delates .appointed to attend tbe convention from Victoria nnd Vancouver to 20 respectively.  That is an excellent motto, "In union  there is strength;" and will you inform  your readers that this is really the whole  idea of this scheme. Let us all unite  together for the '.common good.  Voiirs faithfully,  H. Mortimer Lamb,  Secretary.  Victoria, B. C, Feb. 11, 1903.  Notwllustandlng Remarks  of a  Peulmhtlc  English Editor.  Remarks the B. G. Review of London, England:  "It is easy to write disparaging le-  marks concerning Canadian mines in  the present unsatisfactory state of the  maiket, but the sweeping assertions of  the special mining commissioner of the  Economist in regard to the gold mines  of Canada, are, in our opinion, likely  to prove misleading to investors, and  will hardly add to the reputation of the  author of "The Gold Mines ol the  World." Mr. Curie would have us  believe that the Le Roi, Le Roi No. 2,  Rossiand, Great Western, Kootenay  and Ymir are "apparently valueless."  Had he stated that they were not al  present lemunerative to their shareholders, the statement wou'd be more  accurate. Concerning the four Ross-  1 iid mines, he saysj "It is a tale bf  two con upt men, que a promoter and  1 lie other a nianager."  I he Economist last week published  a letter taking exceptioi).tQ the remarks  of its mining commissioner, pointing  out that Uiitish Columbia at the present time stands at the parting of the  ways. She has passed successfully  through the troublous limes that all  mining countries experience at the outset, and her, c^ay of well-deserved prosperity,i? now at hand. Jn yiew of (his,  it is1 regrettable tha,t siich irusleading  and harmftil attacks shotild be so need  lessly ciiciliated Never was Hri'ish  Columbia so prosperous as at the present moment. 'I'he shipments lor 1902  exceed those of the pievions year by  about 20 per cent; freight and" smelter  charges have been considerably reduced; adequate 'supply of coke is insured;  new processes for further reducing the  costs of handling the ore a^e. about to  be employed; trie tm'neral tax, which  hitherto has somewhat handicapped'  the industry, w,ill, it is reported,, shortly  he;repealed) the price-.of,copper is 12^  cents, as against } 1 cents at this, time  last year, and, jrf fact, everything is  swiftly moving In the right direction,  and points to a bright future for the  mining industry of the colony." These  remarks very fairly represent the position at present. ~:  BARGAINS m  In Periodicals.  To Subscribers to the Phoenix Pioneer.  1 _.  I By special'airaiigetiient we aie able to  offer   some  of  the best values in  j |>eriodical subscriptions jet made. No one who reads should let this offer  pass witout ordeung one or mote of the combinations. 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FAST MAIL���Ti, and, frft'VI  Cocitr d.'Al*��e ttlhlrki, fauu-  tyltgu Gafiielrl'' oltox, Piill-  lHlfti, ��M6acQ\v, ���Pomeroy,  Wailsbilig. Oavtoii. Woll a  Wnlta, Pel dleton, Baker City  and nil points Hast '. 6.25 p, 111.  4:15 p. 111. KXPRKSS���Kor Kartuington  Garfield, Colfax, I'uUinan,  Moscow,Lewiston, l'ortlaud  ftnn Francisco, Baker City  and all points HAST.'  * KXPRKSS ���From all points  Knst, Haker City, San Francisco, Portland, Colfax, f^'^,  field and Fi>miiigion....'.....:.-9.30a. in.  *Kxcei>t ^hi^v, ��� ������  '   " ' '    .'���' - ������    1     ..  SMO(Kf IAJS.E TO CALIFORNIA.  Han Fiancisco-P'jitlanil.Rome.  . Steamorh sail froni Ainsworlli dock, Portland,  m( 8 p. 111. and from Spear Street wharf, SallFrah-  cisco, nt 10 n. 111. every five days.  Tickets on sale at all S. F. & N. S(ft\V,"^'  For further iuforir^tiim ^s to, ra^es, tune of  trains e<|ulpu^e,n^, e^.^ddress '  ci^O. L MO.IU.KR, General Agent,  ���4jo Riverside Ave..'Spokane, \Ya*li  TICKETS  ��� TO ALL POINTS  Easit and West  VIA  SHORT LINE  St. Paul, L'ulutli, M'^mccipolis, Cblc��igo,  ,'AN^AL^ rp.lN'l^ EAST.  Seattle, Victoria, Tacoma and Portland,  AND ALL PACIFIC CO VST  POINTS.  Through Palace ami Tnu-jsl- S,|fe|V'i-p.  Dining ipiil Pul^'t jlmokbm Library  ^ Past Trains at Couyenient Hours 1  ^ Bet. Spokane and Puget Soiiud��  For rates and folders and full information regarding trips call on or address  any agent V. V. ^ K. or S. ^. & N. ltys.  A.B.C.Denniston,       IL Bbandt,  g.w. p.a:,   - C.P &T. A.,  MINERAL ACT,  Q^iyc^te. ol Improvements.  NO.TICE,  'lominioii Mineral cia.iin, situate in theOrand  Forks .Mining Division of O.".oyoos District.  '   Where located;   On LookontMounlain, and  Hear the Lookout Mineral Claim.  Take notice that I, Sydney M Johnson acting  as agent for J P. Shannon, Free Miner's Cerl'S-  cate No. B 54495. intend, sixty days from the date  hereof, to apply to the Mining" Recorder for n  certificate of improvements, for the purpose.ol  obtaining a crown grant of the above cla.ln.1.  And further take notice that ap'ion,.under section 37, must he commenced, before the issuance  of such eerUfionte of improvements.  Dialed ^h> \v\U day bf July, \ D,., 1002.  4S  S(vDi��BV  M.  JOH.N.-ON.  MINERAL ACT.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICH.  Big Six Mineral Claim, situate iu  the   Qraud  Forks Mining Division of Qsoyoxui District.  ��� Where located: In Wellington Oavin, adjoining the Jim M^i^ral piaim."  Tn,k,f notice tli,at 1, Sydney M. JpHusou, acting  as Wgeut for X. P. McI,nU;re, Free Miner's Certificate So. H 5161.9,'andO. K. Robinson, Free Miner's  Certificate "No. B 58006, intend, sixty days from  the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder  for a certificate ot improvements, for the purpose  of obtaining a crown grant ofthe above claim.  Aud further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance  of.such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 30th day of July, A.. D.. 1902.  48 S.\'Hney M. Johnson.  ANALLA(BlllDil,NQFAll^H.  The Illinois Central Railroad'Company  lias anall abiding faith iii the fill 11 re ol  theorem Northwest. A short time auo.  this was manifested by the establishment, in Seattle, of an agency to take  eui-e o( t!\oir interests there. The lau-st  etP)i-t i? to put on'a splendidly, erpiippeil  new train sep-iee between St, pitul and  Chirngu. The ne��" trains will be run-  ,,ningSiindttyl'Nowniber 2nd. Thev will  f uce. their own rails between Chicago and  Albert Lea, Minn., and the Minneapolis  A St. Loins Hy- truck from Albert Lea to  Minneapolis and St. Pant, running Into  the Union Depot at St, ISm), which is  the sitiiie llutt \tl Vised bv nil lines in that  'it.Y, ' '���  The train is to be known us "The Chicago, St. Piiulitnil .Minni'u|Niliti Limited,"  stud will coiisici of slecidii�� car,, bud'et  library CSV 'U\d V(,vlit)ing chair cur  tln-oiiitli wnliotvi.cluu-gc between Cbicivgo  and Minneapi'lis ami St. I'uul. Dining  car seivice will also be initiiiiaino'l, sui -  per being served 01H ot Cbicagn ami  lireukfapl intoChicngo. Trains will leave  St. Paul tit 7.10 p. m. und arrive in Cbi-  ciigo SUM) a. in. Leave ('bicniro at 0.10  i>. in. and arrives at St. Paul at 8.40 11  m niaking close conmctions ut St, Paul  with all western lines, 'i'ickelu can be  pmchased via tbjs line, \�� connection  with all western \iues,at a,H stations.  For farther. inf,oi;iiiali<,>,n reguriiing  (rates, routes,' tii.ne, etc., call on or address,  B. ILTutiMiiui.i..  Coniinert-ial Alien 111. Out. R. R.  142 Third St., Portland, Oro,  Paul B. Tnftsipsos,  Freight A Piwsenger Agent,  111. Cent. R. IL, Seattle, Wash.  There are just  Two Kinds of  JOB PRINTING  , They are tho kind that is a  credit to you and your printer artd���tke other kind:...  Ours is Said to be the Best  -_��> '  When you want something  Neat,  Glean,  Attractive  IN OFFICE STATIONERY    -  We have the art and the artists to give  ym ejeaetfy what you wish.  Our mechanical   department equipped  with the latest and best. <  PIONEER PUBLISHING CO.,  PHOKNIX. u. c.  Don't you want to read the news ol  [the day while it is news? You will  find it in the Daily News, Kootenay's  live daily, publish d at Nelson, B. C.,  at 50 cents per month by mail. Can  lie had also of your local newsdealei  on day of publication.  The property now occupied, by  the postofnee, and known as the  Posfole il?,  PHOENIX, II. C,  Is For Sale,  PRICE, $3,000.  Apply to  A. H. SI'ERRY,  Greenwood,  B. C.  W.hv von sliuuld bnv..  Furnished Rooms!  WITH PRIVATE HOAR[).  Mrss.  P. A^. rJvEiNi    Kjnob Ht,ll Ave.  R. A. Scott Residence.  NOTICE.  Seattle, Wash,  Spokane,\^ri  Notice is herehy ci\'*iJ that having  leaned, tbe tV-ntral Hotel., coirner Second  Street and Old Ironsides avenue, Phoenix, B. 0., to Krank Anderson, I am not  responsible for any debts contracted by  or against said Central Hotel trorv, the  1st day ot November, ^OOa.  Audcar JJACKaoN.  CHEWING  TOBACCO  Because it is the PU-iT quality  Because it is the MOST LASTING chew  Because, it is tbe LARGEST high grade TjO  or 25c pine  Because ihe TAGS'ARK VALTJABLF. for  premiums uijUl ,(anaary ty l<>03-  Because we GUARANTEE every plug and  Becauae YOUR DEALER IS AUTHOR-  KBIV TO   KEFUND   MONEY  IF   YOU   ARE   NOT   SATISFIED  Tiifi EuriRK Ton.vcco Co., Ltd  //mBDRE wa�� _ poor wobuui,  "* "*   ���      whose son -htm dreadfully ,  IH, and she wanted to g��t  htm a doctor;  but som��- *  how. Instead of _olntr fof  the doctor, ��he fell asleep,  and dreamt that her son was ill, and'  that she was going for the doctor.  She  went first (In her dream) to the fcoufo  of the first physician In the town, bui, '  w_en   she   errived,    the   door   waai  crowded with a number of pale being*,  who were congregating* around It and ��  calling out to those within.  So tbe woman asked-them what they were, and  they said, 'We are the spirits of those '  who have been Idlled by tbe treatment  of  this  doctor,  and  we are come  to  make him our reproaches."   So the wo'- r  man was horrified, and hurried away  to the house of another doctor, but  there she found even more souls tbaii  before; and aC each house she went to  there were" more and more souls 'wh?  complained  of   the   doctors   who_ had ;  killed them.   At last sbe carrie'to the '  house of a very poor little doctor, who  Jived In a cottage in" a very narrow,  dirty street, and there were only two  souls lamenting.   'Ah!' she said, 'this 1a  the doctor for me; for, while the others  have killed so many, this'good man in '  all  the course of his. experience has  only sent two souls out of the world:'  So she wont in and said, 'Sir, I have  come to you because, of ��� your,..experience, because of your great and Just  reputation, to ask you- to heal my son.'  As she taikod of his great .reputation  the doctor looked rather surprised, and  at last lie said,  'Well,, madam, It "is'  very flattering, but It Is odd, that you  should haw beard so much of me, for  I have only been a doctor a week.', Ah!  then you may Imagine what the horror  of the'womar.. was���he nnd only been a  doctor a we#k/ and yet he had killed  two persons!   .   .   .   So she awoke, and  dhe did not to for a doctor at all, and  her son got perfectly well."���From "The  Story of My _lfe," by Augustus J. C.  Hare.  Building for The Ages*  TO illustrate the slow and painful  evolution of social progress,  Olive Schrelner, in a recent  article, uses the figure of cathedral-building. ' 3he says:  "He who to-day looks at some great  Gothic cathedral: in its final form aeema  to be looking at that which  might have been the dieam of  some single soul of genius, who,  waking in the morning, found the  dream a reality. But in truth its  origin was far otherwise. Ages elapsed  .from the time the first rough stone was,  laid as a foundation till the last aplria  and pinnacle were shaped, and . the  hand which laid ' the foundation-stone  was never the same as that which' set  the last stone upon the coping. .Generations succeeded one another, laboring  at gargoyle, rose-window and shaft,  and died, leaving the work; to others;  the first-master-builder who drew up  the first rough outline passed away  and was succeeded by others, and the  details of the work as completed bore  but faint resemblance to the work as he  devised It; no man fully understood'all  that others had done or were doing,  but each labored in his place, and the  work as completed had unity; .it expressed not the desire and necessity of  one mind, but of the unknown'human  spirit. And not less essential to the  existence of the building was the labor  of the humble workman who passed his  litem carving gargoyles and.shaping a  : few rose-windows, than that of the  loftiest master-builder who drew the  general outlines. And It was heroic;  for the master-builder who, though it  were but vaguely, had some Image of  what the- whole1 work would be when  the last atone was,laid upon the coping and the last spire raised, It was  easy to labor'with devotion and zeal���  though well he might know that the  placing of that last stone and the raising of thot last spire would not be'his,  and.that the building In Its full beauty,  and strength he should never see. But  for the journeyman laborer who carried  on his stones, and month by month  tolled, carving at his own little gargoyle or shaping the ��-*.reries In hla  little oriel window, without any.vision,  of what the whole would be when completed, it was not so easy; nevertheless, it was through the conscientious  labors of such alone, through -their  heaps of chipped and spoiled stones,  their half failures and almost blind  successes, that at the last' the' pile  could be reared in its strength and  beauty."  Vaccination de Rigueur.  THE epidemic of smallpox In London, England, has, it seems,  given rise to a. curious innovation. . Invitations are sent out  for tea, on which It is'stated  -here < will be���not dancing, but vac-.  :ination. The sterner sex is represented by a doctor; tea Is served at  four o'clock, and at five vaccination  begins. Whether this be true or not,  they went one better in France a, few  years ago. There was art outbreak of  smallpox In Paris, and a leader of  fashion was struck with the Idea of  getting all her friends vaccinated. "She  issued lnvltatloriS'���t'o a; ball, which  ended In a superb cotillion. She informed her guests that the latter would  contain an entirely new figure. It did:  The men had to submit to vaccination  on the arm; the women on the calf of  the leg. This Is how it was carried  out: After a "tour-de-valse," each man  brought his partner to the doctor. She  gracefully raised her skirt; there was  a little cry on the part of the patient,  another "tour-de-valse," and she was  re-condueted to her place. .The ,men  had lo take off their coats and display  a corner of their biceps. From this it  will be seen that-England has not the  monopoly of-eccentric ideas.  An Embarrassing Honot.  The obsequiousness of those who hopi  to advance themselves by being exceedingly polite to their superiors In  office sometimes assumes an amusing  aspect  A certain head of a government department was Invited, says a dally paper, to dine with others at a table with  a cabinet minister. During the dinner  the former, who happened to be placed  between a. door and a window, and had  ?ald nothlntr at all, began to sneeze. ,  "Are you taking cold. Mr. Brown?"  ���slifd tlie cabinet minister. ���'  "i believe I have that honor and  pleasure," s.nswered Mr. Bros/a, low*  ing very respectfully.  ng  is the lever that nvives the business world ��� so tbe men who'  really know, who are conspicuous for their success, assert.  If you wish to re;ich the people of Phoenix-and the Boundary generally, you cannot do it  without using the columns ot  the Phoenix Pioneer.  , Rates on application to  Pioneer Pun. Co.,  Phoenix, B.C  in! 3:  >  III  'Ipl  #itei  ������Jii'-'Ji.'  m  ���Mil  1*  M,;'  ) 'i '  L-3��f; > I1  THE PHOENIX PIONEER  , i*  \  ' it.. *��� , *  l'  ''        ''  I. �� . ..  1 <���  'J-  * *��� ^ - <"1  w     , -  '   iyft-i  'Hi  -    'Pi  > ':$  -'- M  *__^  *@he Believue Hotel,  MARSHALL & SHEA, Proprietors.  Fine Wines, Liquors, Cigars  ,  First-class DINING ROOM in connection.  _^tsyi_ TTTT T    AW ~  '       PHOENIX, B. C.  Choice  Tailoring.  BRIEF NEWS NOTES  MATTERS OF GENERA L INTEREST  TO   PHOENICIA Tf  There ut a (e* subierlbers to the Pioneer  _J"��t ��� tM��-*h�� ,re delinquent for the jeer  1102.   If ������� ����� ��������� of thM8'lhe edllor wl"  appreciate pronpt liqulditlon.  Surveying Finished ��� Last week  Saturday the force of surveyors which  Chief Engineer Kennedyf had here for  two or three weeks, lunnmg a number  of new'lines for the entrance ofthe V.,  V. & E.,into this city, completed their  work for the present, and moved to  olher.ppims. The next thing will be  the rigi&t of Wiy man.  ' 'Fifty'Dollar Blaze ��� Monday  ' morning James Milner's photographic  tendon the corner o( School street and  Dominion avenue, took fire from a de-  feciive stove pipe, while he was in the  tent, _nd the canvass was destroyed,  entitling a loss of perhaps fifty dollars.  Another tent, Was put up at once, how-  ,   ever, and he is still in business at the  ��� old stand.  Eagles of Bolh C Ik*.  Wednesday evening the Eagles*  hockev team went by team to Gianu  Porks to Piny a team ol Eagles at that  place Alte,abieakdownonlhe��ay,  hey finally anivcd about ten o'clock,  and played the game, the sco.e being  Jl,, m favor of the l'h��enix Eagle-  It is expected thai a ictum &����"�� "'"  be played lieie next week. 1 he following ia the list of playeis of both team*:  Chas. S Sangster returned to Ross-  land last Saturday.  Last night the fiic department of  Giand Forks'gave its annual 1-all.  Chiis.Tohiasson is doing ass. ssmei t  wotk on the Senator'in Summit camp  Mis. W. B.Cochrane returned Wednesday fioin a week's visit with fiiends  iu Giand Folk's.  The Odd Fellows of Greenwood  gave a pleasant at home to their fiiends  Monday evening.  If you nutice a well dressed  man in Phoenix, you may reit  assured that he placed his order for his stylish clothes with  Bob, the Tailor.  All of the work turned out of  this establishment is guaranteed to be the very best .n fit,  mateiial and workmanship.  Where We Shine.  We make a specialty of Watches  that will keep the very best of time.  Being official time inspectors for  the C. P. R. for the entiie Boundary, it can readily be noted that  we must have the, coirect time.  We keep the finest and most aeon ate movements made, and can  furnish them on shoit notice.  G. E. DEY,  The Jeweler, Knob Hill Ave.  Official  C.P.R. Time  Inspector.  The Secret  of our success is that we always  give you good goods for good  money. We keep a lull line of  diug store art Lies and have arranged our prices at the lowest  notch consistent with quality.  Remember we give the utmost care to our piescnpiton  depaiiment, and have the confidence of the physicians,  BOYLE,  The Druggist.  Tlioiitr l'j  ^antyCons; Shares.  Coirie and List your Real  Estate and Mining Stock  WITH ME.  Watch this space for om  Spiing Announcement. It will  be worth your while.  R. HORRELL,  ��� "Bobl the Tailor,"  Knod 11 ill Avi.nuk, 1'llOtNIX, IL C.  , the list o. piay-.�� - - t    Chas.  A. Desllrisay,  right   of way  Giand Forks-A.  Millet, E. MHlei, agent of the G.eat  Notlhem, came in  Russull, Mo.gan, Tillie and Davy. on Thu.sday's tram.  Phoenix���Marshall,Fleming.Newcll,.    N0 snow-has fallen  for  over  two i  Bongard, Diiscoll and H^._--r---foicek"'s in Phoenix, and  the  snow al- I  lack Clark-wus-rCTeree and  N. K>  ready here is now going fast.  Williams and Fied Slack the goal urn-      Monday's and Tuesday's passenger  piies.    Quite a  number  went   <">wn ' tra-ms over 'he C.P.R. were each some  from Phoenix to witness the game.        -      . .. .:.._-,.���..:.  fChurcH Services  Tomorrow;  BUSINESS NOTICES.  Dr. Mathison, Dentist.  Albin's "News Depot is the place for  periodicals of all kinds.  Do not oveilook the big Sunday dinner at the Believue Cafe.  For fine watch and jewelry repairing  see Zimmeimann, on First street.  K  P.BALL-Next Thursday even-      Choice tobaccos and cigars at Albin's  ing.Ph'oenix Lodge No ,8, Knights of New*idepo|- ^ ^  ai wuiici    w i       j news_eaier.  tee of arrangements consists of v. u-  Younghusband, G. W. Rumberger and  I)r."-G. S. Gordon. In the past the  annual balls of the K. of P. have been  distinct social events, and this one is  expected to prove no exception to the  rnle. '��� .  BOUGHT BOUNDARY COAL MINES.    ,  Aiba* Sadler, LM.. Expect to Develop al  ;" Once;" ��� c  Fruits and confectionery, fresh and  tempting, at popular prices. Albins  News depot.  Can you make a better present to  your eastern friends than a subscription  to the Phoenix Pioneer for a yeai ?  AH the news ofthe  Kootenay  and  Yale in the Nelson   Daily  News.    At  your newsdealer on day of publication.  If you  are1 a   stranger , come   in,  whether   you  want  anything or not  ��� David R. Young, managing director I you're" always   welcome   at   Albm s  of �� Ashnol* Smelter; Ltd., has pur-      Wanted - Situation    ��   "JfJ�����  chased* through myor, Smailes,   of    ouse^Per or'cook     I horoughly.ex  Greenwood, the Rock Creek coal meas  sires Swned by Robert Wood & Co.    A  substantial cash payment was made, and  the coal lands comprise 640 acres.  They are situated immediately above  the'inouth of Rock  Creek about 21  miles from Greenwood.   A crown grant  . for' the property was secured by Robert  Wo6d in   1896.     Some  development  Work in the shape of shafts and crosscuts was carried out.   At one poiut  there are four feet of solid coal.   The  coal has been analyzed several times  bjTsmelter experts who pronounced  it  a good quality of coking coal.   Should  theAshnpla Smelter,1 Ltd.,  carry out  contemplated arrangements the property will be developed and  coke ovens  erected. *"  It is also stated that the same company' has purchased the Midway &  Vernon railway charter, and that at  least the twelve miles of the road, from  Midway to Rock Creek, will be constructed to afford means of communic-  ' aiton to the Boundjry smelters.  Postoflice,  '".' Milner, the photographer, has decided to postpone his visit' to outside  points since his lecent fire, and will  be at home at any and all times to  -make high class interior or exterior  yiews or portraits.  perienced".     Apply to N.,  Phoenix, B. C.  The Grand Foiks hockey team is  contemplating a tour to Revelstoke,  Kamloops and Vernon.  Efforts are being made by the chy  council of Grand Forks to get the C.  l\ R. to locate repair shops in that  city.  A Methodist parlor social will be given at the residence of Mrs. C.W.Greer  next Monday evening. Everybody  welcome.  The nine months' old child of Dr.  Northup, ot Grand Forks, physician to  the Granby smelter, died this week.  The remains have been taken to California, where they will be cremated.  Rev. V.'M. Purdy expected to be  present at the meeting of the Presbytery at Nelson this week, but was prevented by the local pas'-engr r train not  making connections at Eholt, on account of. a derailed locomotive on the  Phoenix branch.  The $15,00c in debentures, issued  by ���the cities of Columbia and Grand  Forks, have been returned to the new  corporation of Grand Forks by the  Great Northern railway. Tney were  originally issued as a bonus to get the  road into that place.  3*he Summit Hotel Dining Room  and Kitchen   complete.      Most  central location iu'tlie city.  1  Apply to t. H. Richards,  -\.     -;   ' -  >     Phoenix, B,C'  Application   lor Transfer of Liquor License  Notice is hereby given that I will  make application to the Board of Licensing Coininissionerc of tbe City of Phoenix at its next meetini! for a. transfer of  tho liquor lii-enee now held by mo, toeell  liquor by retail in "Black's Hotvl," situated on Dominion Avcnue.on Lots eleven (11) and twelve (12), Block live (5)  Rumbergtr's addition to tbb City of  Phoenix, to James P. Ma.aulay.  Dated thiB 3rd day of Febrnaiy A. D.  M03. _     ,  G. W. Rumberger,  Assignee Ira VV. Black Estate.  GOOD NEWS..  ���FROM  IHE���  PEOPLE'S STORE  FLOUR.  Until further notice we will sell the Celebrated Snow  Flake Hard Wheat If lour at $1.36 and $2.70 per sack-Kuaran-  teed to make more and better bread than any flour on the market. Remernber-you will be charged for inferior flour !)G aud  $6 20 by other dealers, while thiaonly coats you $5.40.  We still have plenty of that Butter like our motbf-rs  made, while in quality it is not to he compared to the cheap  traeh on the market. Still oar price ia 2736 cents per pou^  by the bos.  Our potatoes are still selling at a dollar per sack.  Everything marked in plain figures and prices are right.  'Phone 61.  iS.  hur hours late in reaching Phocni*  According to the recently published  financial statement of Greenwood, that  city has some $22,000 in taxes in arrears.  Valentines were much in evidence  last Saturday, and McRae Bios. &  Smith did a thriving business in that  line. I  The carnival at the skating rink,  which was to have taken place last  Wednesday night, was indefinitely post-  poned.  James Breen, of theCrofton smelter,  Vancouver Island, has offered a freight  and treatment rate of $$.70 forRepub  lie ores.  This week McRae Bros. & Smith received another consignment of fine  ingrain wall papers from the makers  in Montreal.  The Great Northern, it is reported,  has secured the entire right of way between Curlew and Midway. It will  be the turn of Phoenix next.  The Kettle Valley lines officials have  learned wisdom by experience. Ste-s  are being taken to protect the bridges  Irom the expected spring floods.  Sid Coulton returned from the Ross-  land carnival on last Saturday's train,  where he assisted the Grand Forks  hockey team in putting up a good game.  President Stephen H. C. Miner, of  the Granby Co., and a party of officials, are expected to visit the smelter  and mines of the company some time  in May.  L.Schorn, a prospector and trapper,  trapped a large cougar last week near  Eagle City on the North Fork, the  animal measui ing seven feet from  tip  to tip.  E. C. Keith, formerly of Phoenix,  but lately an engineer at the mines at  Michel, is one of those directly affected by the coal miners' strike in East  Kootenay.  Thursday evening's social dance,  given by the ladies of St. John's mission of the Church of England, at Miners' Union hall, was much enjoyed b)  those present.  An engine on the outgoing passenger  ran off the track last Tuesday, delaying both passenger and ore traffic to no  small extent. It happened in the  Phoenix yards.  About a mile west of the Oro Denoro, in Summit camp, Archie Connors and Donald McTnnis have encountered a n:ce body of copper ore  on the Summit claim.  Grand Forks has decided to send  delecates to lhe meeting of the Provincial Mining Association, to he held  at Victoria next Wednesday, the city  paying $75 towards the expenses.  The quarterly meeting of the local  Methodist church will he held next  Tuesday evening, and it is expected  that Rev. J. H. White, of Nelson, superintendent of missions for the province, will be present.  J. K..Fraserand family ase movine  to'the Spencer ranch, on Fourth of  julv creek, between here and Grand  Foiks. The Blunt residence, occup'-  ed by the F.asers, will be taken by-  King Rees and family.  The Hewett family gave entertainments Bt Miners' Union hall Mondav  and Tuesday evenings. The first night  theie was a good house, and a show,  but the second night the house was  poor and the show the Same.  Aulay Moirison, M. P., states that  he is in a position to make the announcement that Chinese will he excluded from Canada at the forthcoming meeting of the Dominion parliament.    This will not affect Phoenix.  H. S. Turner came in from Fife on  Mondav to spend a few days in the  city. He says the Trail smelter people,  who are working the lime quarries there,  will shortly begin shipments to their  reduction works���as soon as the railway spur is completed.  Efforts are being made to unite the  newly organized Progressive Association and the Greenwood Board of  Trade of that city, the theory being that  a united body ran work better for the  good of that place than two separate  organizations, even with the same general aims. _____  Church    ot     England���St  John's  Mission; mi vices each S-mday as  follows:      Holy  Communion   8  a.   m.,  Morning Prayei   11   a.  in.,  Evening  Prayer 7.30 p. m.   Standard time. All  seats dee   Rev. E. P. Flewelling, vicai.  St. Andrews'  Piesbyterian Church,  Set vice tomorrow  at   11   a.   m.   and ^  7:3o p. m.    Sunday school and Bible  j class at 2:30 p. in.    Midweek meeting  I Wednesday at 7 30 p.m.    Rev. V. M.  Puidy, B. A., pastor.  Methodist���11 a. m: Talks on the  Life of Christ.., 2 p.m., Sunday school  as usual:, 7^30-p. m., evening service.  Rev. T. Green, B. A , pastor.  Now is llnnini��# lo buy rcid'eMali', an  prices tire low und will be anru t<> ��''-  viiiich ufti-r ilie mili-HUil conwtiuulion  etiirtfl,    I hav-i' it  FEW SNAPS  WORTH INVESTIGATING.  R-Hiin*. Shai-U-i and limits to rent.  Mince, Siocks a d li al Kntatc fur Sale  Moni'V ii'ivu-'ce I iiir building.  Fir", I/iVium1 Acclli'M liiHiintiicu.  Tom kin lhe rei  Wall Paper.  We have received several thousands of rolls  of   the  latest  in  WALL PAPER fiom ilm fuctory  in Montreal, and we want you to  Isee it.    Drop in and take a look.  ACF.N I',  (Sravi:s-Wii.i.iams  Block,  Pii'oknix.U.C.  P.O.Hux.33-  private  Nursing.  By a Nurse of 20 years'  experience.1    .  Apply to MrsV'H: SMITH,'     '  , Care McKenzie's Drug Store,  Phoenix, B.C  Buy Anything,  Sell Everything  ���-AT'���  The Granby Exchange,  On the Biidge.  ���S  K.s-oii II11.1.AVK., Piiokxix, h\C  TRANSFER OF LICENSE.  Notice is hereby given lhat atlhe next  sitting of the license commissioners for  the city of Phoenix I intend to apply  for 11 transfer to Frank Anderson of tbe  license which I hold toBcli liquor l>V retail in tho Central Imtel, situated on Old  Ironsides avenue. Phoenix. B. C.  Dated at Phoenix, B. C, this 1st day  of November, 1002. -  August Jackson.  Union goods:���You. will find the  best lines of union made cigais and  tobaccos, at Albin's News Depot.  A new line of ciga.s at Albin's News  Depot.    Have you tried them ?  Cotton lags wanted at the Pioneer  office. Highest price paid. Prmg  e m along and get your money .  Lately Milner, the photographer, of  late, ha* been making a number of excellent inleiior views, such as offices,  pailois, silting rooms, etc. Cull on  him if you wish nnythinu of this kind.  Skate Sharpening  PROMI'LY HONE  Chas.Sandberg, Phoenix, B.C.  Leave pkati 1 ut McRae'u Stoie.  ,y?AciFi"cKY.  RAIL SERVICE BETWEEN  Nelson and Proctor  DURING. ICE BLOCKADE  ^     ON  KOOTENAY RIVER:  Leave nklson "   Arrive  7  15   (Crows Nest Connection)   18.15  I   S. S. Moyie Daily.   )  Complete  Mine Plants.  ^_SSwwva3|i  Soguerma/be addressed to our agencies or dlrect to  Head Office, and will receive prompt attention.  The Tenckes Machine Company,  ROSSLAND, B. C. J     c ^Wbrooke  Oue.  GREENWOOD, B. O. 35 Lansdowne St. Sherbrooke, \^__  1600   IKaslO-Kootenay Likej  (SAKokanee en. Sun \  10.15  LOW  .���. Settlers' Rates ���������  WESTBOUND.  ja-p    For time tables, rates and in-  101 ination apply to local agcntB.  _3T Have you noticed the price ot  Copper Going' Up?  ���,���., ,���e,���S .h��..-. ������� wm ���'�� "�� ��> ��" '"' .���"""���    " " a'S��  absolutely assured that the  V. Y. & E. Will Begin Construction Work  G. W. RUMBERGER,      ��  w-a-���    ��� PHOENIX, B. C. g  TeLphon, No. 23. ^.^.^^.*��_��_^*__a_-_:_S_B^#������R  O. W. Dey, E.J. Coyle,.  Agent, .A.G.P.Agt.  . Phoenix, B. C.   Vancouver, B.C  Carter, D. P  Nelson, B.C.  J. S.  A.,  PHOTOGRAPHS OF  THE Bid MINES  OF BOUNDARY  UNION  MADE  Fresh egg's for sale by Mrs.  Willcox.  W. B.  WE HAVE A FEW COPIES OF A  WELL-EXECUTED PHOTOGRAPH  <,t the tix hie Boundary mines that  shipped 500,000 tons of ore in 1002.  The mines are tbe Granby, Snowshoe,  Mother Lode, Sunset, Emma and B.  C. Mine.  Ab a companion to this we have a  oliotogiaph of the tinea Boundary  Smelters, viz.: Granby, Mother Lode,  and Sunset, showing them iu operation.  Size ,of each , }0xl3 inchjes.  Tho two sent  postpaid   to   any address for Jl-60.  Address  PIONE-EK. PUB. COs  PHOENIX,   B. P.  BRAND.  Indorsed by order of Phoenix Trades and Labor Council on  January 12, 1903.  Ask for this brand, and see that you get it.  ALL SIZES IN STOCK BY  Dominion Avenue, Phoenix, B. C.  ��-  fix  ���^^ST^^^^n^^^^^J^^^^^Z

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