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The Phoenix Pioneer and Boundary Mining Journal Feb 22, 1908

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Array ii HA ��j^&��l-,_\ ^ j;f*, y,!;',i;^;,; '-Jjj', ?���>{;_',y.r\y\''Pr vt -:.vli!'rV_l  ���^^"^J;1.!1!,,:;;   ������',>,.��� 1 "!rr^^,^^^!"^^^,!V     '".   -1    ',1.,.,!'.^*.  i^i^^TrtSr-v-W **:1 ���Hi-Aw ij|'i--i ni Vi i ���' n'li i f i   i iV< ������ ��� i",.' ',< ,'iv * Mi**! fit-\,\j>V ��>i ifi t^A'A�� >iCM�����  ���M:&$'��:^  AND   BOUNDARY  'MINING JOURNAL  Ninth Ykar  PHOENIX,   BRITISH COLUMBIA, SATURDAY, FEBRUAkY 22, 1908.  "���"^^^inrTwniirtsiiriiriijs.  Ammmm  The GroceryDepartment is  one of the most important  parts of a Store. We give our  Grocery Department the most  careful attention���in buying,  to see that we get the very  Best Brands, the FresKest  Goods, and the Best Assort-  mant Possible,  We feel satisfied that we offer  a little better grade of goods  than the average grocery store  . and sell them at exactly the  same price as cheaper brands.  Following  the British Columbia   Copper   Com  Par>yi Ltd., as submitted    at the annual meeting held on February  nth,  and sent to the shareholders:  .:  1  A Few Specials For Saturday:  Large Navel Oranges - 50c doz.  Medium Navel Oranges        . 40c   "  Nice*Crisp Celery   v      - 3 for 25c  Hot House Lettuce - -   .     ,   40c lb.  Northern Spy Apples(extra special) 2.25   box.  Smoked Kippers        -        . 20c lb.  Smoked Haddjes   :    -        -        -    20c lb.:  Read what the "Ladies Home -Journal has  to say about Clean Groceries, then try  THE BIG  1  (3M  (���"^I^^^CO^N^XNOtf^^W^lg^WWII^ll  -���  the annual report of; erated above, the bulk of our production was secured in the latter part of  the year, on a market, the rapidity of  the fall of, which has been unprecedented. These earnings hav'. been  reduced by approximately $308,400,  leaving the net actual earnings as  shown by; the; repot:t�� of the treasurer  hereto attached. 'This, however, it  must be^ remembered,^ taking into  account all development, the cost of  which has been charged into operation,  and which amounte'd- to $114,498.41.  I   rnbst;. heartily-congratulate   our  W___M5fiMMMMM��*MM RflSlsVtIWMM#mM &*IU�� W��#WW�� _l  KEEP THESE  ITEMS IN MIND  When iPlacing Your Order For  Next Month:  White Burbank Potatoes  $1.50 per cwt.   j  ���  .Fancy Wrapped   Apples  2.25 per Box }  Fancy Unwrapped Apples  2.00 per Box  :  Swift's Ham ...   ....... 20 cts.   lb.   :  Swift's Bacon  20 cts.   lb.   \  14 lb. Box Creamery Butter.. 4.50                 j  Ontario Eggs (guaranteed).... ioofor3doz.   |  Ontario Cheese............. '      20 cts. lb. J  Five Roses Flour  .>-75 cwt-        j  Raising and Currants.  . 12 ^ pkg.    |  We have as complete and fancv a  stock bf groceries as can be  found in Southern B. C, and will  do our best to please our customers in every particular.  JAlottitt  .New York, February 7th, 1908.  To the Shareholders of the British Columbia Copper Co., Ltd.  Submitted herewith for your consideration is a brief report of the operations of your company during the past  year, and the results therefrom.  In many respects, the year ending  November 30th, 1907, has been the  most trying and hardest ever experienced in the history of the com;  pany. In the winter of 1906-1907,  the northwest was subjected for many  weeks to trie most serious fuel; famine  ever known. Fuel" was so scarce at  times that in order to secure even a  meagre supply of ore from the mines  to your smelter, our company had to  furnish the railroad company with  coal in order to carry on its local  traffic. When this fuel famine was relieved, it was too late to market our  production  at  the  higher  prices  for  copper, current  in   the  early  part of  1907, owing to a great shortage of cars  and the fact that our copper is paid for  at quotations of a subsequent date to  its shipment.       : .*  For detail as to  our  operations, I  refer you to the report of our  general  manager, which is on file in the office  of the company and open to the inspection of any stockholder.  '���' I am more than ever impressed with  the necessity, to bring about the best  results   for  bur  stockholders   and   to  secure profit in operations, it is absolutely necessary that c our: mines and  entire plant should be run steadily and  continuously to their fullest  capacity.  This, has been impossible owing to the  embarrassments which I have previously  stated.  Although" we  have. at. Greenwood  one, of Jtb^j.latest and-best  equipped  smelters, with three blast furnaces and  converting  plant,   and  a  capacity  of  about two thousand tons of ore a day,  We were, cinly.-fl bio -to' opornto -otir- plant  for "about half its entire capacity, this  unsatisfactory operation being brought  about through circumstances which  were entirely beyond our control.  In July last, having, as we supposed,  overcome the embarrassments that surrounded us early in the year, and with  copper selling in excess of twenty-two  cents per pound, your directors felt  warranted in declaring a dividend on  the capital stock, amounting to forty  cents a share, being paid out of its  surplus earnings, and the first dividend  paid by the company. At the time  this dividend was declared, we could  not forsee the financial crisis which  overcame the'entire country, and the  unprecedented decline in the price of  copper, which by the month of October, 1907, had fallen to about one-  half the price at which it was selling  when the dividend was declared.  If we had been able to receive the  price for our copper shipped, on quotations at date of shipment, our net  profit would have been $396,534.30,  but owing to the circumstances enum-  BALANCE SHEET AS OF NOVEMBER 30  ASSETS.  Cost of Properties���Book Value .:.......  .._  $2,555,881.75)  Inventories of Material and Supplies   $105,827.45  Current Assets���Accounts Receivable     282,236.51  Cash on hand and in Bank       56,4i)9.8��  stockholders ori the very satisfactory  physical condition of our properties.  We have now beeh'able to equip our  mines with sufficient modern machinery  to maintain the maximum production  of which jhe^ are capable, this being  somewhat in excessl:of our rsmelting  capacity, the reduction works also  being completely equipped.    "'  We hare mined; cluring the past  year, from our own';properties 268,231  tons, but the development has been so  thoroughly pushed/that we have been  able to block out much more ore than  we have taken from the mines. :  We have also purchased and paid  fo^ during this yearjva new property���  the "Lone Star-andWashington";���at a  cost of $75,000, which shows great  promise for the future.  Owing to the very low price of copper, and the exceptionally high cost of  operation, it was thought advisable to  close down the mines and reduction  works last November, which course  was. pursued by all other companies in  the same territory^ and work has not  yet been resumed; During this in  terim, vigorous and successful efforts  have; been made to ^materially reduce  the eost of production, and your President is much pleased to be able to in  form you that nearly all of the em-  barrassing conditions,;which rendered  our operations so difficult to carry out  during- the past yep.j, have been, re-  movexLliWe ��� do*_or. '������' fear; again -any  embarrassment from" the lack of railway  cars, and we have assurance of ample  fuel supply now which will permit of  continuous-operation at-, full capacity,  and I confidently look.forward" to an  early resumption of our operations  upon a much more satisfactory earning  basis.  In closing, your President cannot  fail to express to those interested in the  company that great credit is due to all  the officers and the operating staff of  the company, for their faithful, loyal,  intelligent and constant efforts in its  behalf.  Yours respectfully,  Colgate Hoyt, President.  By order of the Board of Directors,  R. H. Eggleston, Secretary.  The old board of officers was reelected, as follows: President, Colgate  Hoyt; chairman of the board, Newman  Erb; vice-presidents, B. B. Lawrence  and F. L. Sommer; secretary-treasurer,  R. H. Eggleston; directors, Copley  Amory, Anthony N. Brady, C. H.  Burke, Newman Erb, Colgate Hoyt,  Edwin Hawley, B. B. Lawrence, J. C.  ReiflT, F. L. Sommer, C. A. Starbuck  and F. L. Underwood.  1907.  Boundary Side Lights  Total Inventories and Current Assets..  Deferred Items���Prepaid Insurance and Taxes  Prepaid Intereft   Li.\nri.rrlB8.  Capital Stock (Authorized $3,000,000)���Issued.  Current Liabilities���Loan Pabable   Accounts Payable   Debit Balance, Greenwood Office   3.932.31  1,742,50  $10-">,000.00  109,491 35  59,353.05  504,573.32  5,074 81  *3,066,129 92  Total Capital and Liabilities     Reserve for Allowances on Accounts Receivable  ments of Copper for 1907   Surplus   -Ship-  $2,515,000.00  268,844.40  $2,783,844.40  106,244.21  176,041.31  $3.066,129.92  SURPLUS ACCOUNT AS OF NOVEMBER 30, 1907.  Dr.  December 1, 1900, Balance   November 3C, 1907, Expenses on Stock Sales        4,126.75  November 30, 1907, Adjustments Account, 1906 shipments in suspense       16,650.00  November 30, 1907, Dividend Paid     201,200.00  November 30, 1907, Premium on Stock Sales   November 30, 1907. Adjustment Account, "Lone Star  and VVushinsrton" Mine Account, 1900   November 30, 1907, Adjustment Account, 1906 shipments..   November 30, Income, rear ended Nov. 30,1907   November 30, Balance'     176,041.31  Cr.    -  $231,022.40  57,110.15  958.69  20,765.40  88,155.43  H R. Stevenson, C. P. R. agent  at Midway, is being congratulated on  the;birth of a son.  Boundary's winter output for ties is  estimated at 200,000, the average price  being 31 cents each.  Right Rev. John t>art, D. IX, of  New Westminster, is^iexpected to consecrate? St. Jude's Anglican church,  Greenwood, tomorrow.  There were quite a number of cases  of grippe in Grand Forks last week,  among the victims for a few days being  A. B. W. Hodges, local manager of  the Granby Co.  Beatrice, the daughter of A. L.  Clements, recently died in Vancouver.  Mr. Clements lived for several years in  Grand Forks, where he was agent of  the C. P. R. and also an alderman.  Tuesday evening Mrs. Jarley's wax  works were given by the Eholt Dramatic Club in the town hall in that place.  A good time was enjoyed, followed by  a dance, about $25 being taken in at-  thedoor. ���������'-":������  About $400 was- realized for the  provincial anti-Fubercolosis sanitarium  at Tranquille, last Tuesday evening at  a masquerade carnival, given at the  Grand Forks skating rink, being a most  successful event in every���way.  Last Sunday one of the heaviest  snowstorms of the; winter prevailed in  the Boundary. In Grand Forks and  Greenwood chunks of the beautiful as  large as one's hand fell nearly all day.  In Phoenix the fall was much lighter.  It is again asserted that extensive  improvements, planned for the C. P. R.  in Grand Forks, but which were deferred on account of the financial  stringency, will be undertaken this  year���all of which will be an excellent  thing for the smelter town  H. W; Warrington, manager of tbe  Kettle Valley lines, with Mrs. Warrington, has gone to his Oregon ranch for  a rest, till a decision is reached regarding new construction work by the  company.. More work, either turther  up the North Fork or down towards  Spokane from Republic, is said to be  on the programme.  --"Seemingly, there will be-no hockey  game between Rossiand and; Nelson  at Grand Forks���neutral ice���to decide the much discussed supremacy of  British Columbia in this game. Nelson was'wtutng, bur Kossland' backed  down ighominiously, declining to play  anywhere but on home ice, which settles it for ths season, apparently.  At the annual meeting of the Green  wood board of trade, held a few days  ago, the following officers were chosen  for the ensuing year: President, E. G  Warren; vice-president, J. A. Russell;  secretary-treasurer, W. F. McLaine;  council, H. Bunting, J. F. Beattie, T.  M. Gully and R. C. White. A vigorous publicity campaign is planned  for this year.  The newly organized nest of the  Order of Owls in Grand Forks selected the following officers last week:  Junior past president, W. A. Hoffman;  president, J. E. Graham; vice-president, W. F. Reid; invocator, Frank  Stack: secretary, R. F. Petrie; treasurer, John Temple; warden, D. J.  AIcElmon; sentinel, H. Couture; picket, Ed. Temple.  SMELTED 3,450  TONS, ONE DAY  New High JRecord For  Granby.  Latest Prices in MeraU  Nsw Yobk���Copper, electrolytic, $12  12)�� @ $12.87^; lake. $12 26 @ $12.50. "  Bar Hilver. 56&  Lead.  $3.66 @ *3.76. ,       -,V!  Spelter, $4.80 % $4.85.    "   '��    "���ki  About Placing Orders For En  largement Machinery.  A. B. W. Hodges, local manager of  the Granby Consolidated, who was in  camp yesterday, brought word that  last Wednesday the company's smelter  at Grand Forks, made a new high  record for tonnage of ore treated in  twenty-four hours. That day there  were smelted at those reduction works  3,450 tons of Phoenix ore���and there  was no need for using any "compound  cathartic pills," either���as iron flux,  which is kept on hand at all smelters  for use when the ore does not run well*  is sometimes called in smelter practice.  On Thursday Over 3,300 tons were  smelted.'; ���} '���::',";;4':\:'''  The entire battery of eight blast  furnaces is working steadily now, using  up its quota of 3,000 tons of ore and  more daily, and everything is running  very smoothly at the big reduction  works in the Kettle river valley.'...--.  Mr. Hodges has been busy of late  with agents of various machinery  firms, getting bids on the new .blowing  engine, converter, machinery, electric  motors, water jackets, etc., for the enlargement of the plant, which has, been  decided on for this year, to be complete by next;-fall. The smelter now  employs from 315".to.-350 men.  When asked what he thought of the  present low price .of copper, which has  been steadily dropping of late, Mr.  Hodges said he had.no information on  the subject other than that seen daily  in the papers, Whether if would remain at the present low figure of  about 12 cents per pound, he could  not hazard a guess, but he did not see  how it could remain there for any extended length of time. It was not  very encouraging to smelters whose  copper costs '(.were high.y As for^the  Granby, while its-pr<^ts_6V.:',are^close  to the vanishing point, everything was  moving along as usual, and probably  would continue so, as far as he knew.  Carney Copper LMkfic Well.  J. L. Martin, president of the Carney Copper Co., which is actively operating the Carney mine, near Mullan, in  Idaho, says that he has received word  from there that the miners who have,  the contract on the long tunnel being  driven on that property, have struck  ledge matter, and that it is probably  only a; short time till the ledge itself is  reachad. The tunnel has been driven  over 800 feet, with a 90-foot cross-cut  and the mine is said to look better than  ever.  NOTHING DOING  AT SNOW SHOE  Resumption Story Not  C^nfirmcdv  1,000 Ton  Per Day Output  Depends on Copper Price  INVEST $20,000  IN MACHINERY  For the Little Bertha  Mine.  Installed July J st - - Located   14  Miles From Grand Forks.  $398,018.31       $398,018 06  Thinks Favorably.  The Boston Commercial in its issue  of February 15, replying to a querry  from a subscriber regarding the Dominion Copper Co., has   the following:  "We think favorably ofthe Dominion  Copper. The company owns some  valuable mining properties, has a surplus of cash in its treasury and its possibilities of pulling out and becoming a  dividend payer are good."  Men at the Granby mines this week  raised a fund of $112 for the purpose  of sending Mrs. Milton Fisher and her  child back to her father at Guthrie,  Oklahoma, where she can recuperate  her broken health. The family have  been unfortunate of late, with a fire  that took everything they had, and  last week the five year old boy die<>  from eating concn i- i'.i"d lyi-, pneumonia also setting in.  Twenty thousand dollars' worth of  machinery will be installed on the properly of the Bertha Consolidated Gold  Mining Company near Grand Forks,  before July 1, according to Dr. W. H.  Appelton, who is trustee for a controlling interest in the mine, known as the  Little Bertha.  The Bertha Consolidated is located  14 miles up the north fork of Kettle  river on the new line of the Kettle  Valley railroad, on Pathfinder mountain. The owners claim an excellent  showing.  Hoisting apparatus has been purchased in Spokane, which will be  sent to the property immediately, and  a tunnel will be driven to ascertain  what values can be obtained on the  lower levels. The machinery which  will be installed this spring will include  a 10-stamp Nissen mill, crushers and  concentrators for treating  the ground.  the ore on  "How does your daughter like Cho-  pin?"asked the vistitorof Mrs. Smithers.  "fust splendid! We had sonic for  dinner mcl-iv. I <bi"l< it's lovely  boiled, don'i you?"  visit or Former p��octH<i��ji.   .  George L. Fraser, of Coleman, Alberta, spent several days in Phoenix  this week, visiting his daughter, Mrs.  George D. Turner, and his brother,  William G. Fraser, the latter being  master mechanic ac the Granby mines.  Mr. Fraser some four years ago was  himself master mechacic with the  Granby Co., leaving to accept a similar  position with the International Coal &  Coke Co. at Coleman. About a year  ago he was promoted to be superintendent of the International Co , and  now has charge not only of that company's operations, but those of the  Royal Collieries and the Alberta Coal  & Coke Co. as well, which are controlled by the International people.  Times are prosperous in Coleman,  Mr. Fraser states, the company having  an average output of 2,250 tons of  coal daily during January. Of course,  with the close of the Boundary smelters, no coke is now being made, but  there is a steady demand from the railways for coal for steaming purposes,  and the output is gradually being increased.  This week the Pioneer received information, from a source usually considered reliable, that the Consolidated  Co. of Canada intendad to begin shipments from the Snowshoe mine to the  Trail smelter at the rate of 1,000 tons  of ore daily. In fact, it was stated  that the C. P. R., which is known to  be largely interested in the Consolidated Co., was making preparations to  handle this traffic, the haul being about  100 miles between the two points.  It was pointed out that at present,  when the Snowshoe is not shipping,  the Trail smelter must get its flux ih  the shape of lime rock.from the company's quarries at Fife. This lime  rock must be hauled over the same  hill to the smelter, and has no values  whetever in it. The freight on the  lime may be 50 cents per ton, while it;  would be but 25 or 30 cents more for  , ,the^Snc>wshpe������ore,..; the _ latter^having  some copper, ��� gold and silver.. values,  in addition to having desirable fluxing  contents therein. That was the story,  and it had a pleasant sound till Chas.  Biesel, superintendent of the Snowshoe  mine, was seen.  Mr. Biesel merely asked if the dropping price of copper had been noted of  late, stating that 12 or 13 cent copper  did not look good enough to haul low  grade copper ore such a distance, even  if it is a good flux. Mr. Biesel further said that matters, as far as the  Snowshoe were concerned, were in  such an uncertain state, that he had  notified the few men he had,���foreman, watchmen, master mechanic,  porter and bookkeeper���that he did  not know whether he could keep even  them busy after March 1st���in other  words, could only keep them by the  day.  In short, Mr. Biesel did not know  when operations at the Snowshoe would  t>e- resumed. What is known as a  presidential year did not look good to  him, and unless things took a change  fi ir the better soon, he himself would  be the only and lonely employee at  the Snowshoe. He hoped that  copper would go up two or three cents  per pound before long, in which case  there would be likely to be something  doing.  February 22 ,  BOUNDARY ORE TONNAGE.  The following table gives the ore ahipmeiiii of Boundary mines lor 1900, Tor 1901  ', and  , 190a, for 1903, for 1904. for 1905, for 1906,  Mink. 1900      1901       ��9o��       ��9��3  . Granby Mines.... 64.553 ��3I.76�� 309.858 393.7>��  11907.  ' Snowshoe.  'B.C. Copper Co.  Mother Lode���  A      II  ��Sei  1,300  1,076  3,25��  I60  B. C. Mine.  Smma -  Oro Denoro....  Sonnie Belle   Dom Cop. Co..  Br'klyn-Stem.  Idaho-   Rawhide   Sunset.   Mouutii Rose  Athelstun   Morrison -  Bell   enator   Brey Fogle   ��No.37   I Reliance���   Y Sulphur Klng_.  A Winnipeg- ....���  T Golden Crown...  ��� King Solomou...  Big Copper   No. 7 Mine   City of Paris.   Jewel   I , Ktveisidc   ,    Caruii...   < > Sally   I , Rambler -.   Butcher Boy   * ' Duncan   < I Providence   Blkhorn...   < Slrathmoie._   1 (Golden Kagle...   Preston   < > Prince Henry���   ��� l Skylark -  Last Chance   1 > K. P.O. Mine   1 i Bay   Mavis _   < r Don Pedro   1 i Crescent   Helen   1 > Ruby.   , . Republic   Miscellaneous..  (1  , .     Total, tous 96.600  1,731    30,800   71.au  99,034 MI.336 138.079  ���9^494    47.405    U,8n    19.365  8.530  lor<  ^s reported to the Phoenix Pioneer���  Past  1906 1907        1908    Week  801.404   613,537   133.098  8,4*6    135,001 400  1904  549.703  1905  653.8S9  17.147 ,  5.34��  :-.|,398    147,576  650  33.937  15.537  37 9**}  16.400  9.485  3,007  30  105,900  1.43a  11 804  3,177  308,3a!  1,713  18,374  14.481  J'.35��     55-731  802     7,455   ��5.73i  55o  &  S.646  3,339   363  3.070  3.250  s.,51  4.5"*  25,108  3.��S6  4.747  140.68s  2.960  36.033  48,390  3.555  43,295  12.253  64.173  31.270  31.258  649  3.450  222  3��4  33  1.833  875  665  2,000 .  350  785  6a5  2.435       483  -      too  13  ���SO  586  79  ...30  M5  993  400  736  3��5  770  <50  167  53  300  3.2JO  3.456  00  750  535  689  255  73  20  40  30  500   30  106  76  9  18  1.140  40  140  30  ��5  5S9  90  "65  40  700  20  55  60  45  330,83* '!3.J40 401,)"   3iS,35J  117,611   14S.600  162.JIJ  II0.4��4     132.570   .10 930  6*7,988 825,879  210,Sjo  123.740  S4,r59   3l8,Sll  6j7,6.i6  341 .��3  153 '39  '33.498   '';'.H7;  124,128      30,?40 ,  300.800 50S.S76 690.414 dlo.SoS   933.54S 1,161,53; I I4S.337  dmelter treatment-  >     Uranby Co  02,387  .     B.C.CopperCo..  Dom. Cop. Co..  'n     Total ir.lucfH. 62~3So j:-410 46o.qjo 697 joi M7/'"�� 982 s77 ,,,73 43.11,133  1;   124,123   20,84��  m  v';;llllii  ���;-;j'/#?'V'.m?l  " v-a';;$$-y*.*ra��i  fi'Mi'&Mi  :m  ^  .-^._r?!.__c:__ ? -'Mi  lit  mm  tf'f  I?  _��  >vli  if  1  t  .1  , --  I  11  ���WW  it  P Pi  85  U  ft  II  -f  "'I  i  i  I  If  lf-t'  rfej  I  il  V?i  ���8  IfJ  THE   FHOEtfT*   PTOWW5��.  DON'T YOU KNOW  That Coffee DriDkmg is Decidedly Injurious to the Nervous System, while  TEA  is Refreshing and Healthful?  LUI 'PlOnS W^^a^^iT' AT ALL flUKDB  Th< Phoenix Pioneer  And Boundary Mining Journal.  J-  ���  ���  -HIDED OKHATDBDAVS BV TB1B  PJONEBR PUBLISHING CO.  *        in  AT F-OZHIX. B, C  W.B. WILLCOX. Manaoen.  ,������,���,__. I BiuincM offlce No. 14.  telephone* j _��n��ger'i residence. No, is.  ���OBKBirXIOMB IR ADVARCB.  _    _, 1  j '    t : T  ���  ��V?rE"?".-.--".---V ������   ��B^Ottllf��{.....^... .....;   To tkc (failed State*, per year- _...  ..$1.00  .. 1.is  smelter running, is that of the Boston  & Montana; in Mexico the great Can-  anea copper smelter is idlej in Utah  several copper plants are closed, and  in Arizona those in operation are running at less capacity than usual. It is  a good thing for this district that the  Granby Co. can operate at the present  low price of copper, for there are few  companies that can do this.-'  In a constantly expanding province  like British Columbia, the expense of  conducting the government increases  steadily, and revenue must be had.  The government is now increasing the  J-soi tax on coal and coke, the former from  If von a-em* amibac- ber to thla oaper, thla  la an la'rtUtlon to you to become oae..  'it*.    V   * I l i .  * ' _ ���! ���     I i_   - l_     ���       ^  Ad-art-ta; rA^Braiy^on amplication.  Cegal aotlee* ia and 5 ceata per lice.  Four weekly tnaertlona conatltate one month'!  aJrert line.  j 5 to 10 cents per ton, and the latter  from 9 to 18 cents per ton. In the  coal centres there is no little objection  to this increase: The consumer, of  course, pays it eventually, but there  seems little doubt but that the present  price of both coal and coke is amply  sufficient and pays a good profit.  Therefore there should, in this case,  at least, be no increase to the consumer.  r^��<��r^��<�����^*<��_>. ���Wmt* ��� 'drxo ��><vo. e -<��*>��.-<w>"<'��_  MATTERS OF  iVIifCRKST  TO  COPPER  THOSE   INTERESTED    IN  MINING    INDUSTRY  TH\g  Oo��-r����T> ��� <nn*-��KHt^^r��*r>^9<9T>tK* r>6<MM>{KB ��r>o<��r>0^�� ���  -,;.       Slocks o( Copper.  The fulluwiiiK statistics were com-"  piled by IV Houston & Co., New  York. They give, as estimated, "Unified  States production of copper, imports,  etc., on the one side, and exports and  domestic consumption on the other,  the difference between the totals representing the estimated stocks of refined  copper on hand in this country on January 1, 1908. The figures are for the  year 1907:  U. S. Production.!. 763,675,652  Imports, 10 months 2x7,888,000  ImportsNov.& Dec. 33,600,000  Stocks, Jan. 1, 1907. 6,793,600  Total supplies... 1,040,957,252  Exports    '.     510,847,680  Balance left....     530,108,572  .Consumption      480,000,000  Stocks, Jan. 1,1908       50,109,5 7 2  Referring to the figures given in.the  foregoing table, they say: ''As per government figures for 1906, the stocks of  copper at refineries on January 1, 1907,  were 92,570,792 pounds. It is understood that these figures represent copper in vats or in transit- to refineries  and crude or other form in process of  treatment. Such stocks, are constant  andalways exist in the conduct of  business! The stocks of; refined'-copper in above table on January i, 1968,  represent copper in marketable form,  and all of said stocks, and an amount  in excess thereof, are;alrea_y' committed for shipment. The'tact1 remains therefore that the,x year 1907  winds up with practically little or. rjio  stocks of refined copper ready for  market."  Hotel Balmoral f  Cor. Flmt 8c Knob Hill Ave  The small sum of two bits (age) per  month lakes the Phoenix Pioneer to  any post office on earth. ''.'���  f ,       -,  '1908  i  EBB.,,'.  1908  Saa^Maa.  Taai,,Wai. Tfc����� ft..  Sat.  A  ,��� 3  4  5  6  7  r  8  ��� 9' ' 10  'rr  ia  13  14  IS  9.1. ��7  18�� 19 20 ai  22  23 24  ' 25  26 27 28  29  '  [  '     "|J",.|- .       ' ."        "... ���       ,  Bad news comes from the effete east.  IqiMontrealthe bakers are - increasing  ttie-^price of 'bread.' k    -*:-. ' ������ '*   "<  -c.-tT , ,* - -    -    -��� r -   <  ���^William Jennitigs Bryan, the'period-  iSfl.7 candidate 'foT^presidenf^in ,the  United' States, recently visited' Montreal���rand the, western part of Canada  did, not tip up, either.  With   the  Dominion   elections  ap  proaching, the question  continues to  assert  itself   whether   Kootenay and  Yale-Cariboo constituencies will again  be robbed,of,their right in having the  polling take place at the same time as  in other parts of the   Dominion.    At  the'last'election this, more than anything else, elected Duncan Ross���^nd  then he had a close squeak.    The excuse that.'it is not possible, to deliver  ballot boxes in time, no longer holds  good,'and this kind of gerrymander is  unjustifiably foisted upon the electorate  in   this   part  of the   Dominion. , In  common fairness, it is time it was relegated to the political boneyard.  It'was-to be expected that Premier  Laurier would put a quietus on" the  Natal act recently 'passed by the pro  vincial government, in spite of its  being supported by the Liberals in the  local house. Canada's polite premier  does^riot propose to give the Conser  vative' British Columbia government a  single chance that he, can help, and  the so-called "Imperial" reasons will  have an opportunity to do duty again.  What a farce' the speeches of Duncan  Ross and R. G. MacPherson at Ottawa were, after all. And what a dish  of crow they are having set before  them. The delegation of Ottawa  ministers in B. C. at election time will  have to be specially large this year.  Lead Bounty Figures.  G. O. Buchanan, who is the dispenser of the lead bounty for the Dominion Government, states that the  total amonnt of lead produced by the  mines of these districts for the past five  years, that is to say, during the period  ofthe lead bounty, amounted to 115,  000 tons.  The total amount of lead consumed  in Canada during the same period was  85,000 tons. This included the lead  used in the paint. Of. this domestic  consumption only 35,000 tons had  been supplied by the ���home prodhct,  more than half thus coming from  foreign countries. During that period  however, the duty on lead in paint had  been raised from 5 per cent to 35 per  cent ad valorem.  The government was not willing to  put on too high a tariff as that would  increase too much the cost of manufactured, lead, and it was upon these  grounds that the lead bounty is being  asked for.  Only Two Bits Per Month.  The cost of having us send the Pio-  jneer to any part of the world, for a  short time, is only 25 cents per month.  [Leave names and addresses at the  Pioneer office.  Naaole��alc Copper Billetla.  H. H. Rogers, president of the  Amalgamated Copper Company, who  by reason of illriess; and other causes  has remained silent for so long a timej  has, to the question asked him respecting the copper situation, given an  answer, and a very straight-cut and  concise one' it is. He' says: "The  copper situation has been very bad.  It has been so bad that it could not  be worse, therefoie the next, change  must be for the better." There is no  ambiguity about that,���"so bad that it  could not be worse!" Mr.' Rogers  possesses the admirable faculty, of  stating his case���when he so desires���  in' the fewest possible words. Should  it happen that he desired to convince  his he-irer that 2 and 2 make 5 it is  possible that he might tax his dictionary to any necessary extent; but when  he is not seeking a solutions���for the  benefit of others���of so difficult an  arithmetical proposition he can be as  epigrammatic as a Napoleonic bulletin.  ���American Mining Review'.  I. U. HAUfcTT  Barrister, Solicitor,  Notary l'o....v..  CableA ldrei��:'      IIAI.I.HTT.  Slltdfotil M Neil - ',  MoirliiK      Nenl'a     ,  r.eilier'*-  Gbkknwooh, U.(  TUCK    COLLINS  SHAVING PARLORS  and BATHROOM.  Phoenix, B. c.  KingEdward Lodge, No.36  A. F. and A. M.  Regular communication 8 p. m.    St.  , ond Thursday of each month.  Emergent meetlng-a a��called;MHi.oirx  Half, McHitle Brock.  V, M.UHKRB1N0,  Secretary.  T. RODERICK,  W.M.  Faaad.  On the 8th of February,- Collie pup.  Owner can have same by paying expenses to T. Robb, Balmoral, hotel.  D. J. Matheson  3nsurance agent  IlDELITY    BOMD8,  KIRK,       I_3fK  ANfi '  ACCIDK^T.  PL.A.T-   GLASS  CQV4\ttSSlO.VKR    FOR    TAKING    AFFIDAVITS'  PHOBMXV  B.C.  EASTERN TOWNSHIPS BANK  CAPITAL S3.O00.00O      RESERVE FUND $1 ,860.00^  HEAD OFFICE-SHERBROOKE, QUE;  THE  WITH OVER SIXTY BRANCH OFFICES IN  PROVINCE OF QUEBEC    -  WB  OrVBB  FACILITIES   POBMSSBD  BY  NO OTHER BANK IN CANADA  FOE  Collections and Banking Business Generally  ��K THAT  IMPORTANT T-BH1T0BY    ��� "���/  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT  AT ALL OFFICES  BRANCHES   IN  Manitoba,  Alberta and British Colombia,  all Over the World.  Correspondents  METHODS OH MINING  AND TIMBERING ...  I. O. O. F.  SNOWSHOE I.ODGK NO. ,t>  Meets every Monday Evening at Miueri' Hal  1'inUliiK brethren cordially invited,  Carlton H. Cook, N. (j.  W. S. Cook. Kec. Hec'y.  C. W. WMTTAKUlM'er. Fin. Hecy.  PHOENIX   ABKlli   NO   lf>H  Meets frldai/ even  Union Hall,  Vialting     brolheri  al way* w�� home  J   Wjiik, W. I1.  Hakky James,  W. Bee.  A. D. MORRISON  JEWELER & OPTICIAN  Local Tiro* Iiupectorfor S. F. _ N  (High _��������� Goodi alwayi In Slock.)  Ghand Forks, B.C.  Phoenix Shoe Shop  BY W. H. STORMS.  The only thoroughly practical and exhaustive treatise on this subject.  ****+******>  m*m#mm0*m  Greenwood   Liquor  Go.  TEACHES HOW TO TIMBER AND WORK MINES.  A Novice Con Understand If.  Now being published in serial in the  American Mining Review, 120 No.  Broadway, Los Angeles, Cal.  :  ' ����� ���  -      SUBSCRIPTION   $3.00   PER YEAR.  A; T. TTJIiANO, Prop.  Boots and Shoes made to order, first-class work guaranteed. Miners' Boots a  sveeialty, guaranteed water  rr?,of.  First Street- Opposite Knob Hill H )t)l  .   Phoksix, H. C.  Iichlaf Piles.  If you are acquainted with anyone  who is troubled with this distressing  ailment, you can do him no greater  favor than to tell him to try Chamberlain's Salve. It gives instant relief.  This salve also cures sore nipples,  tetter and salt rheum. Price 25 cents.  For sale by all druggists.  A gentleman who travels all over  the west, said in Phoenix this week:  "You are very fortunate in the Boundary to have the Granby Co. in operation.    In  Montana  the  only  copper  MOTHER  eigefs  By its strengthening and  regulating action on the  stomach and bowels puts  aa end to Indigestion,  relieves pain and  Ceres Windy  Spasms  An Italian bank  iri Fernie.  Golden had its annual eurling bonspiel last week.  Vancouver dailies are increasing the  subscription price. <  A building boom is predicted for  Proctor in the spring.  . (This year the  C. P. R.   will   spend  $50,000 in and around Fernie.  The newly passed Natal act became  law in this province last week.  ,   A nest of the Order .of Owls' was organized in Revelstoke last week. ~  ',   Revelstoke had an, fncome  of $85,-  000 in 1907 and .spent $72,000.  ';   The Grand' Orange  Lodge was  in  annual session'at Armstrong this week.  Moyie has been granted a dispensation for a Masonic lodge of instruction.  Nelson's unemployed are holding  meetings "and addressing the city council.  E. E., Phair .has again taken the  management of the Strathcona hotel  at Nelson.  Fernie and Kainloops both have  steam laundries now, and Nanaimo  wants one.  The Kamloops & Yellowhead railway bill has passed its third reading  in the senate."  The walking habit is so strong in  Nelson that the street cars are not a  financial success.  There are according to the Province "124 Oriental children attending  the public school in Vancouver.  The payroll at the three collieries of  Coal Creek, Michel and Carbonado  amounts to $185,236.25 for January.  D. C. Corbin has put up a $25,000  cash forfeit at Victoria to build his  coal road in East Kootenay within a  year.  The change in the timber license  law makes a material difference to the  receipts of the publisher of the British  Columbia Gazette.  A Shaker colony will be established  near Ashcroft. Some five hundred  members of the sect will settle there.  They will make good citizens.  We furnish tho .trade all over the   Boundary  the Choicest Imported and Domestic  with  Wines, Liquors and Qgars_  the  As wij ship direct in Carloads, we  can   make  prices right, and give prompt shipment.  Jas. McOeath & Co.  GREENWOOD, B. C.  ! \ : BOUNDARY  DIVIDENDS.  I  ICA���X OP COMPANY.  j i B, C. Copper Co ���copper.;....,  j I Cariboo-McKlnney���gold   j I ConaoL M. & 8.���gold-copper,  j i Qrenby Consolidated���copper,  j 1 Providence���ailver  ADTBOR-  IZBD  CAPITAL.  $3,000,000  1,350,000  5,500,000  15,000,000  lOO.OOO  SIIABBS.  DmniKDi  Issued  503.00��  1,750,000  33.55-1  Par  Paid  1906  $5  J100  ��35.ooo$ioo  3i,ooo| is  141,690  $1,620,000  I6,oco  Total  to Date  f 301,300  546.837  781,885  3468,630  38.134  Latest  Date  Sept. 1907  Feb. rooi  Nov. 1907.  Sept 1907  Sept. 1906  \mt  Per  Sh.  ���40  .04  (.35  3.00  50  ��>Mt��i*>>^>��jt��^J��ja>J��j��j��>��j��jfcr^^  Phoenix Steam La  LIMITED.  un  J  r^  these three, in our up-  to-date Job Department  We can furnish any  combination  ot  The Phoenix Pioneer  AVERAGE  ; PRICES    OF  ���New .York���  Electrolytic.  Month. 1906  January .....18.31  Fol>rtia.ry .17.8(1.  March  18 36  April..   18.37  Mtiv  18.45  June 18.44  July    18.19  August     18 43  September...  19.14  October 21.27  November... 21.99  December.... 2303  1907  24.56  24.fl3  25.07  24.27  24.15  22.82  22.12  18.35  15.56  13.12  13.37  12.16  COPPER.  Lake.  1906     1007  18.41  18.11  18 64  18.63  18.72  18 71  18.58  18.01  19 29  21.71  22.34  23.38  24.88  86_0  25.47  24.87  25.17  24.01  21.31  18.25  16.04  13 67  13.02  19.39  Year  19.36   20 14   19.60   20.(19  For Rheumatic Sufferers.  The quick relief from pain afforded  by applying Chamberlain's Pain Balm  makes it a favorite with sufferers from  rheumatism, sciatica, lame back, lum-  bago, and deep seated and muscular  pains.'   For sale by all druggists.  With the newest and most modern machinery, we are now in  a   position to handle the largest or smallest orders ������  with dispatch and at the lowest possible prices.  BEST OFrWORK GUARANTEED.  Phone No. 25  Patronize Home Indastry.  r  Prompt attention to all orders  A.  D.   McKENZIE,  Manager,  ^  Dominion Ave.,,  Phoenix, B C.  Greenwood <5^SL||f��  L1I1C  a.m.1  *.m. J-  . m.)  Standard Time  Leave Phoenix, upper towri, 9.30 a.  '��� "        lower town.) 10.00 a.  Leave  Greenwood     -       3.00'p.  Prompt Attention to Express and Freight.  PHOENIX OFFICE, WITH H. JAMES, KNOB HILL AVE.;  MeaMcmts  per boltl*. Sold E~r���rfeort.  rim ft CO., MoDtnaL  "These magazine editors are growing more impudent every day," growled  the great man.  "So?" asked his friend.  Yes. Here's one of them writes to  askii me if I won't give him an article  on how I succeeded in selling my first  article on how to succeed."  D. L. McELRQY, Proprietor.  HIGH-GRADE  BY  THE  Bl ���B  Dominion A-e., N��_f City Hail  *���� PHOENIX, B. C.  ��� Carriages and Other Rigs, Horses and Saddles  For Any Part of the Boundary. Express and  Baggage Transfer Given Prompt Atttention.  Dry Wood Delivered to Any Part of the City.  D. J. McOoE*evi��l, PVq.P*  AStaaraoftt-PubUc Patronaga Sottcrtaa. 'PHOWB S7.  As in any other calling, trade or profession, the -Printing  business always has some in it that produce work a little better  than the ordinary and a good deal better than most of them.  Such an;estabhshment is that ofthe PHOENIX PIONEER,  where the endeavor is to turn out the BEST QUALITY OF  WORK that can be done with paper, type and ink.  The best evidence of our success is the fact that we are  and have been busier than other offices in this district, and are  producing work that other offices do not attempt. Only the  most competent;workmen are employed, with the result that a  high standard of efficiency is secured���and at no increase in cost  to the customer. t  With a complete equipment, from Presses and Type to  Punching, Perforating and Wire Stitching machines arid ;the best  grade of stock obtainable, we are in position to give prompt attention to orders for  _e  Forms and Blanks Business Stationery  Office Stationery       Lodge and Church Work  In Any Quantity  In fact, we can give you anything supplied in a first-class  metropolitan printing establishment. Orders taken for Ruling,  Binding, Blank Book work and Steel and Copper Plate Engraving.  PI-��'lnillMW���������������1_w.iiim.iii_���i..,.l...r-  Prompt attention to mailorders  HMoneer 0ub> Go.  Pioneer Building, next P. O.,  iDboenir. $3. <&_��� __<_ias!___  i*.j-~^v^)^ -^--^tiM**,  * -flW. fi*    ���**��� Vrf  A��tisl__i  TT-.IF  .������*Z*m ������-��������� i  Makes the Biscuit  and Cake lighter.  finer  flavored, more  nutritious��-wholesome  H�� PRICES  CREAM  BAKING POWDER  Made from pure  Grape Cream of Tartar  No alum���No lime phosphate  -T-fr-n'vry  rThNF.F��>  -o  B, C MINING J  Priilseg Canada's   Bonking   Syslem.  In sonic particulars the banking  , interests of this country can learn from  Canadian bankers to advantage, says  the Boston Financial News. The  United Slates Congress should be a  pupil, as Cii'uadiun methods' could be  applied here without legislative author-  ���')������ ,  One fe.ituru ol Canadian banking  that cuu.d be transplated lo advantage,  with some modifications due lu the  different conditions here, is the supervision of the liquidation of failed  banks.  Here receivers are appointed, and  liquidation is carried under the supervision of the courts at great expense,  and usually wiih the consumption ol a  great deal of time. Depositors in a  failed bank are kept out of their money  for a long time, and if the stockholders  receive any return within several years  they are more than usually fortunate.  ^-^tt^--^^,-f^i..^_Jl_f_a^iS?  COLUMBIAN COLLEGE.  Founded 1892���Incorporated 1893.  NEW WESTMINSTER. B.C.  Provides a Christian  home tor students of  both sexes at moderate  rates.  Has a preparatory class for junior students, doing grade public school  work.  Does high school work, confers all high  school privileges, and prepares for teachers'exsunitisit ions.   Teaches all branches  ���of a Pviieiiiral Rnsiiiees Course and give?  Diplomas.   Gives u liberal education in  its Collegiate Course and in the Ladies'  Course for M.E.I... arid M.Li.A;    In University work, can take students.through  the complete Arts Course, and the degree of  B.A can be obtained from Tor-  onto.ITuivemty, which tlie college.is ir  hit affiliation.  For fuller in formation and terms write  Rev. W .1, Kipperull, B.A., B.D , Princi-  pa!: or R,...-     T. TVR-.���;���..",  P,..r-��ar.  Hospital Donations.  I.ii-t uf. donations i-eceiveil   emit Jan.  1st. 1905,  to the I'hoenix  General   Hospital:  Cash f to  R. floirel.  Ca-.li J25   J. Ii. Macaula)  Cosh >5  A. V. Berrj  Book Cane A. K. M. Clark  Bed Linen. 4 doz Hospital Ladles  Aid  (asli $50 _ B.T. Banl  Caah $10 Jaa. McCreatb  Cash $25  Cffiiarliau Kauil Drill Co.  Spiliiu 7;ot A. B. Hooc  Maple "Syrup ���. ...A Friend  (��eiitlem.in'fi DreBgtnj; (iovrn Mrs. J. B. Hoyl.  Old Linen _  Mrs. I. Crawford  1 Box Book* ���.. Mm. B. A. W. Hodgei  Cn��h Jan A Grand l'orks Friend  Dur.lulon Copper Co Full Set Boilei Tube*  C -.1 Woo.1... K. K-j. kieic  S. G. Blaylock is the new superin-  lendent of the St. Eugene mine, sue-  1 eeding W. P. White.  H.W.Vance, who has charge of  the Conrad Consolidated mines, states  ihat'lhe machinery for a 'concentrator  will go in over the ice from White  Horsr'.  The owners of what is known as the  ''Ik-avis mine, a mile north of Atlin,  have formed a company .called the  Gold Group Mining Company, with  large capital.  ' A meeting of mining men in Alaska,  Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana,  llrilish Columbia, and the Yukon territory will be held in Seattle March 23  and 24 under the auspices ol American  Mining Congress.  There are a number of important  mining claims on Kruger mountain in  the vicinity of Osoyoos, the inost valuable being the Dividend mine, which  reports say is about to be purchased hy  by a New York mining company.  Coal deposits of North Saanich are  now in a fair way to be developed to  iheir fullest capacity. Three thousand  acres of land at lhe north end of the  peninsula have been bonded for Ger.  man capitalists, and nearly a thousand  acres purchased. -  The passing of the control ol the  Mall Mine smelter and Silver King  mine Ironi the' hands ofthe company;  into those'of the debenture holders  will probably mean the operation of  both of these properties under commercial conditions.  Three miles of placer ground in the  Fraser river hear Li Model have been*  bonded by a syndicate of Boston capitalists. The first payment .has been  made by F. H. Downs, their represent  lative who is in the city, accompanied  hy a well known ruining, expert, Percy  Williams.  The Guggenheims are negotiating for  copper properties on the east shore of  Howe Sound, near Vancouver, known  as the South Valley group, the principal owners of which are Vancouver  and Los Angeles men. These claims  are situated near the famous Britannia  group. The principal owner of this  group is John F. Humphries of Los  Angeles.  Canadian, Montana and Spokane  mining men have reached a tentative  agreement for the consolidation with a  capita! of $2,000,000 of the Krao mine  with adjoining properties at Ainsworthi  The Krao company was floated at  Butte last year on a. capitalization of  $600,000. A shaft was begun to reach  a rich ore body at depth, but it was  found that water came in so quickly as  to necessitate the installation of an expensive system, of pumping;ifihe mine  would be kept clear.  Feed:. You ?  Dr. IT. Snow, lato Senior ���Sur-  gctiii, Cancer Hospital, London,-  wrote.: " Tho maintenance of  sound nerve equilibrium by scientific tissue ���'nutrition like Bovril  will do more to stay the ravages  of any malady, lhuu'a century of  medical progress in drug treatment."  "Bovril" is all beef.  Sold by your  Druggist and Grocer  in bottles containing        >8  10Z.t 2 OZS., 4 OZS,, 8 OZS. and 16 OZS.  THE OBSERVATORY  Tiiinos Talk ho ok at  Homk and Kumwiienn  I  I  ���  I  A. C. Flumerfelt, president of the  International Coal & Coke Co., about  a year ago offered $350 in prizes for  the best essays on tbe resources of this  province. The results were published  in a pamphlet, with an edition; of 10,-  000 copies, and distributed where they  would do the most good all over the  English-speaking world, the chief  article, the one taking the first prize,,  being by ex-Gov. Charles H. Mackin-]  tosh, an old newspaper man, by the  way. The idea was certainly an excellent one, and carried out entirely at  Mr. Flumerfelt's personal expense.  1 %  .���.OOEC-THia  INTEREST'VOU ?  Buster's Philosophy.���XX.  Resolved, that 1 had a lot of exercise, and exercise is more important  than most people think it is. Not  alone physical, but moral, mental and  spiritual exercise. People who don't  exercise aie lazy. Laziness is the most  deadly disease there is. Stagnant  water grows putrid. All the broken  down, busted and so called unfortunate  chaps, who are lull of hard luck  stories, whom I have met, are lazy.  They are like all other bad principles,  they won't work. Get busy doing  something honest and no one can stop  you.  What Bo They Cure?  The above- question ia ofton asked concerning Dr. Pierce's two leading med>  cines. "Golden .Medical Discovery" and  "Favorite Prescription." ,,   ,,    ,  The answer is that "Golden Medical  Discovery " Is a moat potent alterative or  blood-purifier, and tonic or Invigorate*  and acts especially favorably in a curative way upon all tho mucous lining surfaces, as of tho nasal passages, thront.  bronchial tubes, stomach, bowels and  bladdecrcurlng a large per cent, of catarrhal ceAai whether-the disease affects the  nasal passages, tho ibKoat, larynx, bronchia, stromachxas catarrhal dyspepsia),  bowels (as miitousj��*ra��ci_?��>i bladder,  uterus or othe: fiulvic orgiTrrs* Kygn'n  ttoxhronlc n- ..l.-nr-tK-n ^t.fifres rTT Ulnae  affections. It. N often successful in atfectr  i> "Tavorltf! Proscription "Is advised  ..���.,.. -rTTctaTtiCTTeTits ane  >regul|-tr'ltli��jirg^nmlt_to wofnon onjy. U  Is a powerful yeirgentTyin-tiTig InVigora t-  ing tonic and ncrvino. For weak worn-  out, over-worked women���no matter what  has caused tho break-down, "lavorit��  Proscription "will bo found most oflcctivo  In building up tho strength, regulating  tho womanly functions, subduing pain  and bringing about a healthy, vigorous  condition of tho whole system.  A. book of particulars wraps oach bottl*  giving Iho formula) of both medicines and  quoting what snores of eminent med-  cal authors, -whoso works nro consulted  by physiclansiof all tho schools of practice  as guides in prescribing, say of each ingredient entering lnt-o those, medicines.  The words of praise bestowed on the  Several Ingredients entering into Doctor  Pierce's medicines bv such writers should  have moro weight than any amount 01  non-professional testimonials, oecauso  such mon are writing for tho giiiuanco oi  their medical brethren and know whereot  they speak. ,   ���  Both medicines aro non-alcoholic, non-  ���jocret, and contain no harmful nabl<r  forming drugs, being composed of B'yc0,���-  cxtractsof the runts of nativo, America  medicinal forest plants. They aro both  f'd by dealers In modlclno. You can t  afford to accept as a substitute fotonoof  Uicso medicines of known composition,  any secrot nostrum. ���tJxA  Dr. PIqrco's PcllotsLsmall, suRar-coatwL.  A prominent physician, famous for I  his success in the treatment of kid- ���  ney and bladder dise scs, attributes a f  great deal of his success to the follow-  ing simple vegetable prescription :���  One ounce Fluid Extract Dandelion ;  One ounce Compound Sainton*;  Four ounces Compound Syrnp  Sarsaparilla;  Mix, shake well, and take in tea-  spoonful doses after each meal and   f  again at bedtime. I  Your druggist can supply the ingre- f  clients, and the mixture can be pre- T  pared at homo at very little expense.    ���  This, tho doctor says, acts.directly  on the kidnoj-s assisting them to 6f-  ter the poisons from the blood and  expel same in the urine, at the siniu  time restoring the kidneys to healthy,  normal action.  We feel tlint a great many readers  will bo ph used to learn of thiB simple  prescription, and knowing the ability  of the pliysicinn whose formula it is,  we do not hesitate to recommend it  to any sufferor.  A Timely Warning.  The following extract from the Mining World shows the danger of a possible renewal of our metropolitan gold  brick traffic;  The shadow of the   late unfortunate  Dr. Em mens,   a  chemist,   inventor of  tne "argentorum" process for transmuting silver into gold, and promoters of a  liquid air  crematory, whose   creditors  compelled the man to   quit New York  rather hurridely, is again visible.    Now  a  certain   Philadelphia  politician,   }.  Emory   Byram,    claims   to  have  discovered   the  secret  that has  agitated  the dreams of alchemists for centuries.  Mr. Byram has incorporated  the Gold  Manufacturing Company   under Delaware laws at a $500,000 capitalization,,  a rather small capitalization   fear a concern which is to exploit a process that,  were the inventor's   expectations  realized, would beat the mythical Aladdin's  lamp.    Mr. Byram, it   is reported, has  already made "by a tedious hand process" something like  $90,000  in gold  bullion   from   about   $3000 worth   of  silver?    There   is  no   telling  what  a  politician may do when he "gets busy,"  so we   will   not   be  suprised to   read  that the   enterprising  Mr.   Byram has  "made good"   to his   henchmen.    We  fear, however, that  outsiders  who   invest in the "transmutation stock" may  become   recruits   in   the disappointed  army that   has  followed the late   Dr.  Kmmens and Dr. Jernigan, he of "gold  from sea water" fame.  Now, then, Mr. Flumerfelt is taking  another step in publicity  on   his   own  account, a step that   is   even   broader  than the first one, the subject   for the  prizes bemj�� that of Immigration, which  is now engaging the   attention   of the  entire   west.      Once    again   $350   is  offered   for  the  best   essays  on   the  several provinces  of  Canada,  in this  connection, divided into groups.    The  articles are  to  be  in   by  May 1, and  addressed   to   Drawer   690,   Victoria,  B. C., Mr.   Flumerfelt's   address,  and  when again published, should be of no  little use in disseminating much needed  information.    The  entire  plan  is for  the purpose   of attracting   thoughtful  minds and eliciting the best ideas for  the  benefit  of Canada as   a  whole.  Details   of   this _ contest   have - been  'printed in full in many papers, and no  doubt Mr. Flumerfelt  would   be  only  too glad to  furnish  particulars   of the  contest to any one who   will   take the  trouble to write him.  CM  Speaking of Mr. Flv/merfelt, we are  reminded of an incident. About two  years ago Mr. Flumerfelt was in the  Pioneer office, and being a man of  broad and conservative mind, we asked  him what he thought of the marked  progress being made in -certain parts of  Canada, notably the large cities, such  as Winnipeg, Calgary, .Regina and  Vancouver. At this time, his reply  made then is interesting.    He said:  "My opinion is that those cities and  others are moving ahead altogether too  fast for their own good. Such booms  cannot continue indefinitely, and a reaction must follow���it cannot be  avoided. It is unnatural that such a  phenomenal growth should continue  in such a ratio, and when the slump  comes some one will get hurt.  "I told them this in Winnipeg and  Vancouver, and they laughed at me,  calling me an old fogy. However,  time will tell whether I am right or  not."  And now, Mr. Flumerfelt's prediction seems to be,in lhe way of being  verified. To be sure-, the financial  troubles that have overtaken the United  States in the last six months, from too  much expansion, have not been so  serious in, Canada,, yet we could noi  but feel it to some extent, and those  places which had the fastest growth  are the ones to feel it ihe most. For  instance, the statement is published  that the city of Winnipeg has been refused further credit at the banks, requiring for the current year no less  than $3,250,000 for its overdraft and  expenses fcr this year. Doubtless a  way will be found to get over the  difficulty, but it illustrates the point,  We all know of the thousands of  unemployed in Vancouver, and how  things have slumped there, as well as  in other places. As for growing cities  in the northwest, they are in much the  same'shape, only perhaps worse, for  they are not tide Water points. And  thus, history repeats itself, and an unwarranted boom must be paid for by  the coming generation, if not by this.  This week the Pioneer received a renewal of subscription from a Chicago  reader, enclosing a ten dollar note���  four years in advance. Little things  like this help to make the wheels of a  country weekly run very much more  smoothly. Discerning reader, have  you examined your label of late? Still  more "grease" is needed by this g.f j.  �����  There are a good;many kinds of ties  in this world, and some of them bind  pretty closely, be it observed. In the  Boundary, however, the kind that are  literally hewed out in the woods and  made use of by railways, have had a  good deal of attention this winter���  and, incidentally, given work to many  a man who would have been without  it for the last three -months. In fact,  it was a good tie to tie to for lhe time  being.  ADMIRAL'S WORDS CARRY  WEIGHT.  REAR-ADMIRAL HIGHBORN ta ono   of   the beat  known admirals of our navy.  Hia statement  coucerning   Peruna will   have much  weight as It goes out Into tho world.  What ho says la echoed by many other naval officers of  high standing.  WHAT THE  ADMIRAL  SAYS.  Philip Hlchborn, Rear-Adrntral United States Na-y,  writes from Washington, D. O., as follows: ,. "'"  "After the use of Peruna for a short period, I  can now cheerfully recommend your valuable  remedy to any one who is in need of an invigor'  wtlng tonic."���Philip Hlchborn.  The   Cranhrook   Herald   discreetly  and completely puts it ihusly:.'  In nineteen eight  Don't vac���8  Nor rustic���8  But agit���8 discreetly.  And smile at fa���8  The while.you w���8  And be fortun���-8 completely.  Why is it that Phoenicians cannot  get mail arriving after 9 p.m. over  the Great Northern^ till 9 or 10 the  next morning? It is the business of  the contractor to bring the mail to the  postoffice the first thing the following  morning, not waiting" "an"-hour, or.rwo  to do this���when it is too late to do  so the night of arrival. Here is a  chance for a reform.  1 AN EVERPRESENT FOE; |  The soldier and tho sailor are especially subject to  catarrh In sorao form or phase.  Exposed as they aro to constant changes, subject as they  are to various vicissitudes, and all kinds of climate, wet  and dry, night and day, they find catarrh to be their most  Insidious and everpresent foe. .  In. the barracks and on the field, Peruna is equally  efficacious.  Taken, at once after exposure, it should prevent catching  eold.  I PE-RU-NA A RELIABLE REMEDY.       ~j  After a cold has becomo established, Peruna -will break  It .up ae qtiickly as any other remedy known.  Even after a cold has become settled in some organ of  the body, Peruna can bo relied upon to promptly dispel it,  Peruaa will relievo catarrh, whether acute or chronic,  bat a, few doses taken in the first stages of the disease will  be more effective than when the disease has become  chronic.  If you suffer from catarrh in any form, do not neglect it.  Take Peruna at once.   Delays in bucU matters are daa-  CCtQttS.  CHRONIC CATARRH OF THROAT.      j  "I was troubled with catarrh ot th�� throat p-r_et_Mr1v,  and suffered considerably as a result thereof tor a pwtMM  about Ave years, and my general health was afteotcd,     !   f  SOUGHT CHANGE OF CHMAT-7"|  "Three years ago I was, forced to gtre ttp.b-slnese,���_  took up my residence In the Western country. lookl_jg tar  roUef iu change ot climate as well as a change 1b the _Mtii<MI  of treatment tor my ailment.  I ' RELIEF IN PE-RU-NA. ~|~  "After much expense, both here and In the Weet, li  duced by a friend to toy Peruna. I continued the Meeif'M  for about fire -weeks, at the end of which time' I retor Bed li*  New York, both well and happy ."���Wm. H. BwltMr^ OflL  88rd street, Ke-w York City. *SS  .USED PE-RU-NA IN HIS FAMILy7^[  "I hare used Peruna in my family with very aatfsfsutif  results for the last two years. Besides X h��r* reoom���lemM  it to all whom I think are in need of It. **?  "1 urge all who are afflicted to buy a bottle and beg_Lgb  use at once. I have never heard of any who have need itib  De dissatisfied with the results."���.Frank W. Harris, b*-fflt  BMto'.dl^;Va.,member^.ir'.'A'^H. -'''';���  A TYPICAL TESTIMONIAL.  Mr. J. E. Galbraith, 880 Witt Second Are* OofcuabN,  Ohio, writes: 1"''' '"\'      ���-'�����������'���������������*-���<*    m  "I have been a sufierer of catarrh of the stomaeh 1  neys for seven years.   Doctors'���id me noi'gbod^aaiBTf  ing Peruna for six months, at intervals, X believe 11  My appetite returned, I sleep well and work every day. I  always have it in the house."  No remedy ever yet devised has received such vwt���MjIRt  eulogy from so man j renowned statesmen and military aM-  as Peruna. .      '' ���V?A  We have on file thousands of testimonial* like those |  above.   Wo can give our readers only a glimpse ot 1  ma*jot endorsements Dr. Hartman is reeatvlag.  ���-���-���-���-���-���-���-���-���-1  -���-  Best Stock of  f FURNITURE, RUGS. Etc.  a larger  i  ever shown in Phoenix-  With our additional Store House we.can now show  and more varied stock than before  b 1 rvrv s-. .  l-W-H  I  1  + 1  T,  CANADIAN/-)  '-PACIFICtv  ���THE-  I  Ol^ ���-|rf>'Lk'_ Use Shiloh's Cure  OXlllO��1 Sfor the worst cold,  the sharpest cough  ���try it on aguar-  antee of your  money back if it  doesn't actually  CURE q uicker  than anything you:  ever tried. Safe to  take,���nothing in  it to hurt even a  baby. 34 years of  success commend  Shiloh's Cure���  25c, 50c, $1.    315  Cure  Cures  Coughs  and Colds  QUICKLY  Chamberlain's Cough Remedy a Favorite.  "We prefer Chamberlain's Cough  Remedy to any other for our children,"  says Mr, L. J. Woodbury of Twining,.  Mich. "It has also done the work for  us in hard colds and croup, and we  take pleasure in recommending it."  For sale by all druggists.  lacK  Watch  Chewing Tobacco  The big black pluig.  SANITARIUM, Arrow Lake, B.C.  KS_.Thc niont perfectly appointed Health  and Pleasure Resort in the West, with a complete system of Baths���including Turkish and  Russian. Open the year round. The ctirativ:  properties of its waters are iinequnled.  For Curing all Rheumatic. Nerroui and Musclar Troubles.  For Healing all Kidney, Liver and Slonmcli  lUmeuts. '  For RHminating all MelplltcPoixaim from lit  System  The grandeur ol .he scenery is unrivalled  Mountains,snow peaks, forests. lakts.waterlalK  Mating, yachting, fishing, shooting, excutslf ua  ictmis. Its winter climate is unsurpassed for  mlMness H/-RRY McINTOSH,  Proprietor  The Best Physic  When you want a physic that is mild  and gentle, easy to  take and   pleasant  in effect, take Chamberlain's  Stomach  and  Liver  Tablets.    Price   25 cents.)  MINERAL ACT.  Certificate of Improvements,  NOTICE.  Monte Grand & California Fraction mineral  claim, situate in Greenwood Mluing D [vision ol  Vale District.  Where located���Greenwood Camp.  TAKK NOTIUB that I, Forbes M. Kerby a-  Agentfor John Mulligan, Free Miner's Certiti-  cate, No. Bioar, intend, sixty days 1-rom elate  hereof, to apply to the Mining Keco rder for a  Certificate of Improvement!!, for the purpose o.  obtaining a Crown Ornnt ol the above claim.  And further Take Notice that act! on, under  Section 37. must be commenced before the ,s-  suance of such Certificate of Improve" .euts.  D��ted this J7th day of June, A D., 1907-  I?_ li-ORBHS M. KER.HVT. Aeenr  A pencil mark here _  is a reminder that von r subscription to this paper is  now past due, and the pnb-  lisher   will appre��iate_yonir  EVery   box   warranted.    Get   a   freej promptattention  ^ytoMa&rct^y^riZ&ri'-l* I satnpie at all druggists, and try them,  j v~-r-~  Yigoratq itomach, liver ftad bow-to. I      �����  ���>��-.#-^ r~">~****i.t  Reflected Colds Threaten  Life.  (From the Chicago Tribune.)  "Don't trifle with a cofd," is good  advice for prudent men and women.  It may be vital in the case of a child.  Proper food, good ventilation, and dry,  warm clothing are the proper safeguards  against colds. If they are maintained  through the changeable weather of  autumn, winter and spring, lhe chances  of a surprise from -ordinary colds will  be slight. But the ordinary light cold  will become severe if neglected, and a  well established ripe cold is to the  ujerms of diphtheria what honey is to  The bee. The greatest menace to child  life at this season of the year is the  neglected cold." Whether it is a child  or adult, the cold slight or severe, the  very best treatment that can be adopted  is to give Chamberlain's Cough Remedy.  It is safe and sure. The great popularity and immense sale of this preparation has been attained by its remarkable cures of this ailment. A cold  never results in pneumonia when it is  given.    For sale by all druggists.  !  i  PHOENIX    BEER  Will relieve that tired feeling so quickly that it  will surprise you.  With what is acknowledged to be the best  equipped Brewing Plant in the Boundary by far,  we furnish a really delectable article.  AsK for <im_* Bottled Beer  Phoenix Brewing Company  Phoenix, B.C.  BINER _ SONS, Props  Office and Brewery, Banner St.  ��J0~-   We have the only ICE MAKING MACHINE in the Boundary.  PALACE LIVERY STABLES  MUBDOCK MclNTiRE, Prop.  35   Horses,   Full   Lively   Equipment,  Have taken   over   the   Lumber   Yard  and will carry  a   full  stock.  Through Sleeping and Dining  Cars and High: Class Tourist   Sleepers   on    all  Through  Trains.  The Best of Meals  ���^__ and Attention  UNYf  SANITARIUM  THIS WINTER.  Sulphur   Springs  and  Unexcelled Accommodations. ::    ;  ... Rates ...  $2.50 per day and up.  Correspondence invited and cheerfully  answered.  Call on or write,  J. MOE, E.  D. P. A.,    ,  Nelson, B.C.  J. COYLE,  A. G. P. A.,  Vancouver, B.C.  DRY   WOOD   IN   ANY    QUANTITY  Trompt Attention  to   orders  nt nay hour of day or night.  Knob  ill Ave.        tpH0NE"->       Phoenix, B. C.  eh  ^ -x -s\ ���* -x ^ ^9^h'  ],2& ,_& .���3h ..^-^���^_vJ-_;  Phoenix  news   of  the  '>ut   aims  to  Dis-  give  Is acknowledged by those who read it regularly to oe the  leading journalistic exponent ofthe Boundary District of Southeastern British Columbia. .  It is published in the centre of  the   gi-.v.   <" epper  Mining  Industry of British Columbia, and prints ihe  tnets while it is news.    It plays no favorites,  everyone a square deal.  'The Pioneer costs $2 per annum; to American subscribers,  $^ =;o, and more than one of its readers subsciibes for two,  iliree and even live  years.    Address, with remittance,  Pioneer P-tb.  Co.,  Phoenix, B.C.  NOTB-We have �� lew Copies of the last PIONBKR ANNUAL left, price    15 ��'"���  ench   or 11 copy will be sent free to a new subscriber.   __r,.-Cf  S^r^^-sx:" ^ ^ w ���  HP  HP  COPPER  HANDBOOK  (New Edition Issued Novembar 15, 1906.)  Is a dozen books in one, covering the  history, geography, geolcgy, chemistry,  inineialogy, metallurgy, terminology,  uses, statistics and finances of copper.  It is a practical book, useful to all &nd  necessary to most men engaged, in ttiy  branch of the copper industry.  Its facts will pass muster with the  trained scientists, and its language is  easily understood by the everyday man.  It gives the plain facts in plain English  without fear or favor. It lists and describes 4626 copper mines and companies in all parts of the world, descriptions running from two lines to sixteen pages, according to importance of  the property. The Copper Handbook  is conceded to be the  World's Standard Re^/ence  Book on Copper.  The mining man needs the book for  the facts it gives him about mines, mins  Ing and metal. The investor needs  the book for the facts it gives him about  mining, mining investments and copper statistics. Hundreds of swindling  companies are exposed in plain English.  Price is $5 in buckram with gilt top;  $7.50 in full library morocco. Will be  sent, fully prepaid, on approval, to any  address ordered, and may be returned  within a week of receipt if not found  fully satisfactory.  Horace J. Stevens  Editor and Publisher  36     POSTOFKICE     B^OCK,     HOUGHTON^  MICHIGAN.  :tlpii  ���m  ���"M4  -'"'I''':.'  liV i ��� 'H'l  ; a  1- mi  r  r.  ,<  i'  ii  f  _a  I  I  mi  ����  SH'  1  II  ���BhV  '("lit  i r��  I'm  ��� ��� tip*  ; Pltl  i  m\  It  I!'  IF  r  Ml  RS'  i'  11  III  II  If  I'!  i  i!  a  liar.  a  T Pit  If  be  l!w.J  ,1  ,11!  k  if  &  l_vt  r-1  Til  I  ifc  w  IP  -pip     pyjrSfT viv     riiA\|p|fO  SHARP <& IRVINE. CO.  BROKERS  108 Wall St. Spokane, Wash.  Wo offer the following etot'ka, subject to prior sale and market .fluctuation.  30 to   500 B. 0, Copper  4.85  50 to  200 Dominion Copper  2.50  100 to 1000 International Coal.  ,80  100 to 1600 All.erta Coal ��� Coke,-Pooled.. .35  100 to 1000 Galbraith Coal 27  100 to 2500 Royal  Collieries  .25  100 to   500 Snowstorm  .................. Market  100 to   SOOStewart ................ ...... Market  10 to   100 Canadian Marconi.....,:..... 2.00  lOOto   5O0 Kendall .-.  TOO  1000 to 6000 Happy Dav [Coeur d'Alene].... .04  1000 to 5000 Fremont Mines................ .05  2000 to 5000 Panhandle Smelter............ 04  ADVICE  TO  OUR  CUENTS.  Confine your attention to active Hocka, and especially those stocks that nre listed on tht  leading exchanges and curbs ofthe country. These stocks n'ways have a market Vyitue( nnrt can  be bought or sold every uimine-ia day.  Ifihere is any stock you wish to buy, no matter wrat exchange it mav be listed on, we can  get it Tor you, as we have our correspondents iu every leading; city in the United Slnienaud Canada  We sell stocks on time payments,   Kor furthet information write or call nt our office.  -O"  Utdlni Hotel ef Soifndiry'* Loadlni  %������ ' Hlnlni Camp  Hotel Balmoral  In and Around Phoenix  BRIEF  TOPICS  OF.'LORAL  AND   GKNERAI,  INTEREST  TO  PHOENICIANS.  Naw and Op-to-dato  Centrally Located, ,  Qood sample Rooms.  Oornsr Knob Hill Ave., mid First HI.,  PHOENIX, B. C.  J. A  HoMASTER  Proprietor,  X  g*&&x^*xx*^^*<%;!vv&&*<**r:  Under New Management  Hotel Alexander  "'-'-.,-���"        R.V. <_hisholm, Prep.  Conducted in First-Class shape.    Choice stock of Irrigating  goods.  ,   Special attention to dining room.    Large,   airy  and  well   furnished rooms.  ;   Dry wood  in  car  lots.      Apply to  J. Trombley, Phoenix, B. C. '���''"  Before buying your furniture elsewhere, call on R.I. Gardner.  Prescriptions carefully prepared at  Thrasher's Drug Store���'Phone i6.  Sewing Machines from $io up, see  Miss McDonald.  Thrasher, the Druggist, carries a  fresh line of Lowney's chocolates of all  kinds.'  The subject for Sunday at the Methodist church will be, "Where the Strongest Falter."  Experienced dining room girl wants  position. Address, R. Y., care Union  Hotel, Eholt, B.C.  Late popular music at 25 cents per  copy; McKinley edition, 10 cents.  One week only at H. fames.  ... C-  Phoenix Bakery is selling 18 loaves  of bread for $ 1. What's the use of  baking when bread is that cheap?  Another bunch of would-be Eagles  were shown the mysteries of Phoenix  Aerie No. 158 last evening.  It will pay you to see N. Binns 11  you are wanting Furniture, as he has  now a full stock in most lines.  Ice is now being shipped here in  carloads from Smelter lake, near  Grand Forks, for the hotels and  large consumers.  the Scandinavian  a basket social in  Anderson-McArdle  Second-hand Sewing Machines of all  makes, for sale, see Miss McDonald.  ,N. Binns has just received a fine  lot of fancy, rockers, if you want one  come quick, as they are going fast.  Mayor J. M. Fripp, of Grand  Forks, came up to Phoenix Saturday, to try his hand at curling.  Duncan Mcintosh, of Greenwood,  has been looking at the long Palmer  Mountain tunnel, near Loomis, Wash.,  having in mind the long tunnel from  Greenwood towards Phoenix.  Tuesday evening "A Night With  the Lantern" was given at the Methodist, church, about 30 slides being pre  sen led by Rev. Schlichter, of Grand  Foiks, The church was well filled,  several of the numbers on the programme being accompanied by songs.  COMING AND GOING  Death ef Charles Eagle.  Charles Engle died last Tuesday at  the sisters' hospital in Greenwood,  after a two weeks' illness with pneumonia. The funeral was held in Greenwood on Thursday to the Catholic  cemetery. Deceased, who lived in his  place near that of D. L. Mclntominey,  below this city, leaves a widow and  eight year old daughter. He formerly  worked in the mines here, came from  Roscoe, South Dakota, and was 35  years of age. At one time he was a  member of the miners' union.  NEW RINKS FOR  NEW COMPETITION  '1 his    evening  Brothers will give  their hall   in   the  building.  Wednesday evening Phoenix Lodge | Greenwood  Wins  The Bums  No.   28,   K. of  P., held  a  social at  Hardy   hall, the  Rebekahs   being in  Domloloa Aveaue  POoealx, H c.  RESOLVED, that in 1908 I  will bake no more, but buy my  Bread at the Phoenix Bakery,  where I can get 18 loaves for a  Dollar.  'Phone A55.      W.J.Prendergist, Prop.  PHOENIX  BAKERY  JAMES  'Phone No. 64  QG����&��@��&������G!>����m>������Qm&&*  vited to attend and a good time being  had.  This week McRae Bros., Ltd., are  opened up and displaying their new  stock of the latest styles in wall paper,  about 3,000 rolls, which have just been  received.  The semi-annual election of the  Phoenix miners' union is scheduled for  the first meeting in March. Nomina-  ations were received last Saturday, today and next Saturday, for the several  positions in the unions.  Quite a number of Phoenicians attended county court in Greenwood this  week. L. Y. Birnie secured judgment against Luciani & Vichry for  $250, and in the case of Watson  against Prendergast for $100 damages,  plaintiff secured judgment for $25  and costs.  ��� In last weeic's Pioneer an ad appeared for a gold brooch that had been  lost, a reward being offered by Mrs.  Neugebauer.    Through   the   ad   the  brooch was found and  returned to the  owner. There are two morals to this  tale, namely, it pays to advertise and  the people read the Pioneer.  Last week Friday the Eagles gave  their seventh annual ball, there being  100 couples present and dancing being  kept up -till 4 a.m. It was a hard  times ball, so called, and every one  was dressed in accordance with that  idea���some of the costumes being  fearfully and wonderfully designed. It  was one of the most successful balls  ever given by the order in Phoenix,  Cup.  New rinks were chosen at a meeting  of the Phoenix curling club at the rink  Thursday evening, for competition for  the cup donated by the Toronto Silver Plate Co., there also being valuable individual prizes donated by the  president of the club, John A. Morrin.  The result of the drawing was as follows:  Skips, Vice. 2nd.      Lead.  Sherbino McCammon Labelle Berger  Strutzel    Perkins        Martin F'rwet'hr  McNicol   Geddcs M'rsh'l! Cole  Campbell Cap. Smith Gibson  Macy  George     Hunter Del'hay Motion'id  Strachan McCracken   M'th'sn Galer  Morrin-   Birnie  Reeves     McLean  Gardner  Hyalop  Smith      Longhurst.  Brown     Stevens  Results   thus  far  Leiser cup  contest  evening, since last publication, were as  follows:  won from Brown  ."     "     Strutzel  Thme'n Cosgrove  Rmbrgr Carter  R'd'rick Lackie  ,B'terius Biner  M'thewsKeid  in the   Pither &  up  to  Thursday  Score One  For Bobble.  'I'he Empire has lost two   of its val  ued exchanges. The  Essington is taking a  owner takes a vacation.  Anaconda has stopped  press, while  its  editor  Sun   of   Port  rest, while  its  The News of  its   perfecting  and pressman  takes a course in an agricultural col  lege. But although it has lost two, it  has gained four; but the whole four  gained do not offset the loss of the  little Anaconda News.���Prince Rupert  Empire.  Smith  R_GVC8  Smith " " Morrin  McNicol " " o��ra��er - ..  Smith " " George  Reeves " " Brown  Smith " " Sherbino  Gardner " " Brown  Sherbino " " Gardner  George " " Roderick  Strutzel " *' Gardner  Smith " " Roderick  Marshall " '��� Strutzel  In this competition the rinks skipped  by Strachan and McNicol are so far  ahead. There are yet six or eight  games to be played off before the re-  sultis settled  In the competition between Greenwood and Phoenix for the P. Burns &  Co. silver cup, Greenwood won out,  securing 5 games to; 3 by Phoenix.  The result was idecided;Friday night  of last week, when the full eight games  had been played.  Last Saturday a link from Grand  Forks came up the hill, consisting nl  N. L. Mclnnis, J. W. Campbell, A.  B. Hood and G." M. Fripp, and played  two games. The first was with Morrin,  MrNicol, George and Smith, Phoenix  winning by io to 9. The second  game was with McNicol, Morrin,  Reeves and Gardner, Phoenix again  winning by a score of 8 to 7.  Noble Binns, of Trail, spent a day  ortwo in the city this week.  A. B. Hood, of Grand Forks, was a  visitor here over last Sunday.  Norman L. Mclnnis, the Grand  Forts merchant, was a visitor here  this week.  Mrs. W. S. Macy, who spent a week  in camp, returned to Spokane by Tuesday's train. . ,  ,  Rev. Samuel Lundie went to Nelson  Monday, to .attend the meeting of  Kootenay Presbytery.  Alex McPherson who went to Rossiand last week, may continue his journey till he reaches Prince Rupert.  J. C. Halsey and Maxwell C. Wade,  who have been residents of this camp  for some years, left Thursday for Montreal.  Rev. W. C. Schlichter, of Grand  Forks, was the guest of Rev. C.  Wellesley Whittaker over Tuesday  night.  G. W. Rumberger, who has been in  Spokane for treatment for rheumatism  for several weeks, is now trying some  hot springs.  J. E. McAllister, general manager  ofthe British Columbia Copper Co.,  is expected back from a trip to New  York in a few days.  James Marshall, proprietor of the  Brooklyn hotel, left Sunday for a trip  of a week or two to the coast, accompanied by, Mrs Marshall.  J. P. Graves, manager of the Granby  Co., is spending a short season in  California, for his health, being accompanied by Mrs. Graves.  B. Shipley, of Milwaukee, spent a  couple of days here this week and  went through the Granby mines, having his eyes opened thereat.  A. C. McKeen, supreme organizer  for the Order of Owls, who has just  started nests in Grand Forks and  Phoenix, left Thursday for Nelson.  Rev. D. M. Perley, B.A., formerly  located in Phoenix, has been appointed  recently by the Methodist Missionary  Society to go to China as a missionary.  He will probably sail in May.  Supt. G. L. Fraser, of the International Coal & Coke Co., who visited several days in Phoenix, left  Thursday for his home at Coleman.  Richard Armstrong, of Chicago, who  has been in the Boundary for a couple  of weeks, in connection with the Greenwood tunnel project, left Sunday for  the east, expecting to return in a few  weeks.  An Appreciated Act.  Last Wednesday a hall was given  by the brotherhood of trainmen at  Nelson, and special trains were run  from points in the district for the event.  Supt. Coleman, of the C. P. R. kindly  allowed the trainmen to run a. special  train from Ehoii and kosaiand, 00 that  the men and their families might attend. The railway company 'made no  charge to the employees for the use of  the equipment, and the courtesy was  appreciated by the employees. of the  C. P. R. in this district. It is safe to  say that the railway company will lose  nothing by this accomodation.  GOOD TASTE  IN THE SELECTION OF WAT0HKS  IS  IMPORTANT    :    :     :    :    :    :    .  ���������>)'������"';        '���.  ^/ <%i ^ '%>:'%' ��� ���.'  Good Time Keeping  Is most essential, but it is a source of  great, satisfaction to'lnivea Watch that  coin pa it's '-favorably in an artistic witv  with llioso ot your fritiiidB-.  Our Watches are all Carefully Schicmd  both i\f to Quality and Beauty of Denign,  and a i-i lectior. from our Slock is snrt* to  Im a ''Kim me of satisfaction to the purchaser    :     :    :    :    :    :    :     :     :    :    ;  E A. BLACK,  **.4 THE JEWELLER.  J   V  ���  ' "     ' "     The BEST, Cheapest  and most satisfactory  Clothing in Phoenix.  Clothing 1  WHO SAYS SO? Hundreds of satisfied  customers. If you don't oelieve it come  and examine goods.  A Fell Line of Underwear, Shifts, Shoes, Tles,ctc,  iust arrived.    All new seasonable goods at old  - '   - and Cheapest prices.  THOMAS BROWN,  Men's Wear Exclusively.  BIKN1K BLOCK..  KNOB HIXI. AVK., PHOKNIX.  j-^v%^^%^%^^%^%^  WALLPAPER  r>>0'  Latest Designs .from'the  ing   makers   in   Canada.  lead-  .Now  is   the   time to   make   your  choice���we have just what you  want, from   the  cheapest  to   the   best.     Call  and   inspect. .  '1  t  t  McRAE BROS., Ltd. J  KNOB HILL  Latest Mining Slock Quotations.  [Corrected bv Mighton & Cavanagh,  Nelson, B. C, to Feb. 19, 1908.]  The stock market is a sure indicator  ofthe trend of business. A more buoyant feeling is pervading the different  markets, and all stocks are firm at the  following quotations:  ASKEn  Alberta-Coal and Coke       .35  B.C. Copper......... 4.50  Chas. Dickens....         .10.  Cons. Smelters ... 75.00  Copper King.........        .04  Domin. Copper....... 2.20  Gertie         .04%  Granby............ 95.00'  Galbraith Coal:  .28  Hecla (C.D.A.)....... 3 50  series of hockey games, and came out  ahead by a score of 4 to 3. Monday  evening of this week a return game was  played in Phoenix, .when the local  juniors did the Greenwood boys up  plenty, by a score Of 6 to nothing.  The boys are taking much _inte--~A  In Hie game this winter, and have yet  to be beaten, having won one game  with Grand Forks and one game  being declared a tie. Another game  will probably be played witn Grand  Forks next week, which, if won by lhe  Phoenix lads, will give fhem lhe  glorious title, of champion hockey  juniors of the Boundary.  If you owe your subscription to this  jrch Services Tomorrow |  - -, Church of England���St. Johns, Rev.  J. Leech-Porter, rector.   Service every  - Sunday evening at 7:30.  Methodist���Sunday School at   2:30  p.   m.   evening    service   7:30  p.   m.  .  Thursday evening, prayer meeting and  . choir practice. A cordial invitation to  all  these services.    Rev. J. Wellesley  Whittaker.  NOTICE.  In the matter ofthe Land Registry Act, and la  the matter of tbe Title of Lot 16, Block 13, (Map  59) Town of Phoenix  WHEREAS, the Certi5cate of title of John  Christian aud Josbph Christian, being Certificate of TiUe No 3<4oa, to the above hereditaments, has beeu lost or destroyed, aud application has been made to me for a duplicate thereof.  NOTiCU IS HEREBY GIVBN that a duplicate  Certificate of: Title to the above hereditaments  will be issued at the expiration of one Month  from the first publication of this noUce, unless  In the meantime valid objection to the contrary  iaJnade to me in writing:.  W.H.EDMONDS,  Land Registry Office, District Registrar.  Kamloops, B.C..  January 25th, 1908.  St. Andrews'  Presbyterian Church i___   Preaching      Service      tomorrow     at! ��������� ���������  ���" '.  S Jf,S��8S? fAt3w":KS' 0O-�� wnbrs'no^oe.  Mig'titon (El Cavanaug'h  BROKERS  Drawer 1082  Nelson, B.  to all.    Rev.   Samuel  Lundie, Pastor,  Catholic���Church of Our I~dy of  ihe Good Counsel.���Divine ServiV:  every 2nd aid 4th Sunday of ea<!i  month. Holy Mass, 10 a.m. Suncl.iy  -".chool, 2:30 p.m. Vespers and Be..i-  Miction 7:30 p.m. Father J. A  Bedard. O.M.I. Pastor  l  No, Never.  In answer to a correspondent i>  uill say that we cannot find a sin, 1  instance in which a delinquent si,I  scribcr ever was passed into !.�����;  land by St. Peter.���Ledge.  Old newspapers for sale at this office  at 25 cents per 100.  To Olivb STBBN.of Farran's Point. Ontario, and  J. S. C. Frasku, of Rossiand, British Columbia.  YOU AKE HEREBY NOTIFIED that I have  expeut ed $100.00 in labor and improv ineiits on  the "Laura B" Mineral Claim, situate in Greenwood tJaiup, in the Greenwood Mining Division  ofthe District of Yale, as will appear by the Cei-  tlficate <.f Wo'k recorded October 8tli, icov iutlie  Office ofthe Mining Recorder for thesaidGreen  wood Mining Division, iu order to ho'd such  Cluim for Uie year ending October mh, 1907,  and that I have also paid $3 50 for recording audi  Certificate ol Work: B  And if at the expiration of 90 davs from the  first publication of this notice you tail or refuse  to contribute youi proportions ofthe expend!,  tures requited under Section 34 of lhe Miueral  Act, to hold said Claim for the year above men.  Honed, together with all cost- of advertisiuir,  your Interexts in said Claim will become vested'  in the subscriber (a co-owner) under Section 4. of  tnt�� Mineral Act Amendment Act, 1900:  Tlie amount due from you, Olive 8tekn,omI  account of such work, and recording the Certifi  cale Ihereol is $'5.62, and from you, J. S. C  l-RASBR, isfSS4,  Dated at phoenix, B. C.,tjie :13rd day of January, 1908.  D. X,. MCINTOMINEY.  WJ5*IW MiwiM1KB miM���(W'M'IW'-M'M.M'M'.M MM.&  ���       Snbject to confirmation,  ���"WE'WILL SELL  '   2000"''Alberta Coal & Coke (Free).. .27  106 B. C. Copper. ';'.. '4.62^  2000 Belcher.................... .15  3000 Diamond Coal  .58  100 Can. Marconi..  2.15  10 Cons. Smelters  72.00  5000 Cariboo McKinney  . -o2/^  2000 Rambler Cariboo  .29J6  1000 Diamond Vale Coal  ' .14  3000 Reliance Coal  .75  10000 Tel-Kwa  Bid  5000 Sullivan  "...... ;  .04^  /.":'.".. WE WILL BUY  B. C. Amalgamated Coal       offer  B, C   Copper     4.2^  Canadian G. Field   . 10000  ':'���'.    2O0  2000   _anauiun  v*. rieiu         .03  300 Dominion Copper    '2,00  10 Granby    80.00  500 International Coa! jg  5000 North Star .       .o6#  10000 Panhandle Smelter  International Coal..  Kendall.......   Missoula Copper.. .  Nabob   Oom Paul    Panhandle Smelter.  Rambler-Cariboo...  Rex   Snowshoe ...   Snowstorm-   SnMivan   Sullivan Bonds. ...  Stewart    Tamarack & Clies..  .81  .96  .07  .04^  .08  .03%  .30  .25  1.36  .04  67.50  1.00  .'5  Bit)  " .26  4.25  ���09H  65.00  .03  2 12>4  ���04%  80 00  .24  2.50  .78  .90  .06  .03^  .05  ,03><;  .28^  48  .08  1.36  .03^  50.00  .96  .40  Order ol   Owls Organized.  .  They are here to stay���Phoenix has  all kinds of Owls.    They  can be seen  and heard on the  streets at  all hours  of the day and night, A.   C. McKeen,  supreme   organizer   of   the Order  of  Owls, being responsible for it all.   The  Owls were   fully   feathered  and wings]  put  on  62  of them   last  Wednesday'  night in Miners'   Union hall, at which,  time the following officers were elected]  and installed:    Junior Past President,   paPer> P'ease .pay up.  0. H. Flood; president, Danny Deane;  vice-president, David Oxley; invocator,  J.   Laird; secretary, C. E.King:  treasurer, A. Johnson; warden T. J. Jones;  sentinel, C. E.  Melville; picket, Chas.  Hagan.   ;      ���  After the election the initiation was  exemplified, one candidate being selected to take the process of torture,  said to be fiendish in its conception  and develish in its operation. After  the initiation an enjoyable social session  was held, refreshments served, and a  general good time had by all. The  Order of Owls bids fair to have a large  membership in Phoenix. Mr. McKeen  granted the new nest a dispensation to  take in charter members for three  months.  BOUNDARY & KOOTENAY 1908 ORE RECORD  Sblpmeols a ad Smeller Receipts For Year to  Dale.  Ore shipments from the various  mines of Koundary and Kootenay, and  the receipts of ore at the smelters of  Southeastern British Columbia for last  week and for 1908 to date are as  follows:  SHIPMENTS. WEEK. YKAR.  Boundary .'...'    19,558  105,901  Rossiand....     5,142    38,917  East Columbia River    2,052     18,478  Beat Greenwood and Grand Forks. .  Last Saturday evening the Phoenix  junior hockey boys went down the hill  to Greenwood, to play another of the  Total........  26,752  SMELTER    RECEIPTS���  Granby   Trail . ......  North port     .   ...  Marysville   Total      163,319  ia.558  4.427  675  105,901  35.495  11,013  4,38��  26,433  i57os9  William Hunter Co., Limited.  .aminidti Anprtm>.  03      r  ~f_vuvw yw.. ww >ry vw rw vm try w w _, wm vii _m?K irti iai i~ I  M  en s  M  Suits  Hatrs  Men's Shirfrs  Mens SKo?s  Ladi? s   and  en s  L  d  r?n s  Chil-  oods  If Yotf Want a nice nobby and up-to-date suit you will  find a choice selection in our line of men's stylisb clothing  for winter.    We sell the kind that wear well and look well.  Men's Shifts You will find it hard to duplicate our handsome line of men's shirts, in golf and negligee with attached and detached cuffs plain and pleated bosoms.  Men's Hats A large assortment, just in, of those new  stylish blocks, in Black and Brown,  Men's Shoes Our line of shoes is complete, you should  see them before purchasing. Our patent calf dress svj��s  and oxfords outshine them all.  Boy SttitS  A new iot of perfect fitting norfolks  and   t.i ee  piece suits, stylish.  See our line of Ladies' Waists, Ladies' Shirts, Ladies' Cellars,  Ladies' Shoes, Ladies' Linen Underwear, Children's  Wash Dresses.  Girls' and Boys' waists.  The  WILLIAM HUNTER CO^ LTD.  wmmmwmm$mmm%-  ^mmmmzim^m

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