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The Phoenix Pioneer and Boundary Mining Journal Feb 27, 1904

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 &  ���si  M'fcH' 5-  X^CTOR^lt^  Boundary Mines Sent  Out 684,000 Tons of  Ore in 1903.   ^   ^  Phoenix isTthe Centre  and Leading Mining  Camp of Boundary*  BOUNDARY  MINING JOURNAL.  Devoted to the Interests of the Boundary Mining District.  VOL.V.  PHOENIX,   BRITISH"COLUMBIA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1904.  No. 16  Russia || japan  ��� ���  ��� ���  A  Is sending the price of Flour and staple  groceries skyward���BUT, we buy in quantities  and are in a position to buy right.  We will protect our customers against  WAR PRICKS for several months.  Get Our Special Prices for  February.  Irish Biscuits  Imported direct from  W. & R. JACOB CO.  Dublin, Ireland.    The correct fad for  afternoon tea���20 varieties  40c per pound.  1  Ladies please call and sample.  PAY $140,000  :   PER MONTH  Mining Industry In the Boundary.     ~  OVER m m DIRECTLY EMPLOYED  CATTLE KINO VISITS PHOENIX.  Now Averages $1,600,000 Per Annum, and Is  Expected lo be at Rite ol $2,000,000  Per Vear.  An estimate of the situation shows  that upwaros of 1,300 men. are employed in the 'mines and smelters of  the Boundary, including those directly  employed in the ore earring from the  mines to the'smelters. The amount  of money distributed in the Doundary  each month for the wages of these men  is estimated to be upwards of. $140,-.  000, or$i,6oo,ocoannually. Inasmuch  as a number, of properties are not now  wording that are expected to be. toper  ated this spring, it is safe to ; say, that  in a short time wages will" be distributed in'this immediate section at the  rate of $2,000,000 annually.  Following are the figures on which  the above estimate is based, and they  are believed to be under rather than  over the actual figures of monthly disbursement forfu'wages at the present  time:  Mines, etc.  No. Men   Estimated Wages  Monthly  A Feeling  I of Securit.y..  Granby mines....  Athelstan   Mother Lode   Emma ...;     Oro Denoro "'   Providence   Elkhorn   Senator   Miscellaneous, including" numerous  smaller properties  Granby smelter...  Mother Lode.smel-  ter /;::.v.v.l.. ;>.  Train crews. .....  400  25  100  35  3��  35  '4  '4  5��  300  X50"  r5��  $ 40,000  2,500  10,000  3.500  3,000  3,5����  1,400  ; 1,400  5>������  30,000  15,000  25,000  States That An Improvement In Business is  Apparent.  Patrick Burns, senior member of the  well known firm of P. Burns & Co.,  who, have 35 or 40 retail meat markets  in British Columbia, Yukon and the  Northwest, in addition to the wholesale markets, has been making a tour  of-,, the Boundary, accompanied by  Blake Wilson, the'���firm's manager at  Nelson,, and Manager Erlich, of  Greenwood, visiting.the, different markets of his firm. He expressed himself as well pleased with the outlook  for the ..Kootenay-Boundary. country  generally, and stated that he could see  a gradual improvement in the Slocan,  Rossland and Boundary, which he-expected to keep up from now on.  Mr. Burns is understood to be a  shareholder in the^Dominion Copper  Co., Ltd,, which concern o\vn�� the  yaluable:Brooklyn grpup of mines in  this, camp, which :have not been operated for the last,two.1,years or; more.  Referring to the late rumors that there  was a probability of -work being resumed on the Brooklyn group, Mr.:  {Bum's stated that he expected : to see  ;these mines being worked again at no  distant date. ' Mr. Burns was in Greenwood Wednesday, and went to Grand  Porks from Phoenix, after which he returned to Nelson. - '  RUSHING  THE SURVEY  �������������*�������������<  Mr. DesBrisay Now Said to  Be in a Hurry.  WAN IS THOSE   ODD PIECES QUICK  Qrest Northern Right of Way Agent Surveying  Ranches to Oct His Strip For the Railway  ���Straws ol Some Importance.  Total;    1,303        $140,300  The number of men employed at the  mines varies to some extent continually, and sometimes more than the  number here given are employed at  the different mines and smelters. 'All  miners in.the Boundary receive $3.50  per day of eight hours underground or  ten hours aboveground, whilemuckeis  receive $3 for the corresponding time.  The railway train crews work long  hours, and receive extra for all over  time, making the checks of some of  them run up into very comfortable  figures.  Is the result of dealing with this  store. You know that your trade will  be well looked after here. No juggling  of orders, annoying mistakes, or partiality, goods are charged at the prices  quoted and you get just what you order���when you want it���and then our  prices are always right.  This is what accounts for a  steady increase in our grocery business.  CONTRIBUTIONS WERE LIBERAL.  NEW ARRIVALS  tV-T" ���  En Our Grocerv Department.  One car Leitch's Flour, Feed Wheat, Rye Flour, and Graham  Flour.    This is.positively the best general purpose  flour  on the market.  One car Tartan Canned Fruits and Vegetables.  Big shipment McCormick's and Christie's Fancy Biscuits.  S'hipment Eastern Honey and Maple Syrup.  ;  Fearman's Hams, Bacon and Lard.  . California and Jap Oranges.    ���  Upton's Tarns and Jellies in all sizes. .  New Pack Herring, Mackerel and Codfish,  Fresh  Eggs and  .<'Butter.' v  id, imp  For Surgical Assistance for Little Dan Haggerty, Nine Years Old.  Last Monday little nine-year old  Dan Haggerty was started off by himself for Toronto, for the purpose of securing expert surgical treatment, to  cure him of hip disease, if possible.  His father John Haggerty, has been  employed at' the Granby mines, and  the little chap, who also was a Pioneer  newsboy, and one of the brightest, has  been afflicted with the deformity for  years. A subscription paper was circulated among the miners and business men, and a fund of between $300  and $400 was raised to send the boy  to Toronto, where he Will be treated  at the Orthopedic Hospital. The boy  travelled alone, and will doubtles.  reach his destination in safety, and it  is hoped the course of treatment will  result in a complete cure.  Mr. Haggerty and his wife feel very  grateful to those who have assisted the  boy in this manner, and have requested the Pioneer to publish the following:  CARD  OF  THANKS.  To theMiners and Citizens of Phoenix:  We wish to express, through the columns of the Phoenix Pioneer, our  heartfelt thanks to the miners and citizens of Phoenix, and especially to W.  Y. Williams, superintendent of the  Granby Mines, for the generous financial assitance given us in sending our  nine-year old son, Dan Hfiggerty, to  Toronto, for, treatment for hip disease,  ' John Hauuicrtv.  Mrs. Haogertv.  Phoenix, B. C, Feb. 22, 1904.  MASQUERADE CARNIVAL WAS A SUCCESS.  List of Those Who Won Ihe Various Prizes as  Announced.  Tuesday evening what was announced  to be the last masquerade carnival, of  the seasonWas given at the Phoenix  skating rink by Messers. Prendergast&  Munro. A merry crowd of maskers  was present, besides a large number of  spectators. It was said to be the  best event of the kind ever given at  the rink, arid the prizes; were among  the best offered so far. Those who  won the prizes, the judges being Joe  Black,, E.P._Shea and A\'iHi��m,Murray,  were as follows:  Best . Lady's  Costume,   Mrs.    Frank  McDougall, Seal Muff, worth $10.00.  Best Gentleman's Costume, Win. Fleming,  Fancy Vest, worth $5.00.  Best Girl's Costume,   Irene  Crawford,  Dressing Case, worth $4.00  Best Boy's Costume, Walter McKelvy,  Writing Case, worth $2.50.  Best Comic Costume, Frank Riordan,  Musical Album, worth $5.00.  Best Representative of any Character,  Miss Annie Fraser,  China Tea Set,  worth $3.50.  Best Lady Skater, Mrs. L.   Y. Birnie,  Set Silver Spoons, worth $3.00.  BestGentleman Skater, John McKinnon  Pair Mocha Gloves, worth $2.50.  Three mile race, open to the Boundary,  winner was victor twice, Stuart Hudson, $25 gold medal.    -  Indies' Race, Cora Graham, Handkerchief Sachet, worth $2.00.  Boys' Race, Tommy Oxley, Scarf Pin,  worth $1.25.; .  Girls' Race,  Daisy  Horrell,   Perfume  Case, worth $1.50.  Obstacle  Race,   Lawrence McKelvy,  Clothes Brush Set, worth $5.00.  A side race for $25, ten laps,   between  Ed. Brown and   David Oxley, was  won by latter.  Chas. A. DesBrisay has riot been  making regular trips into the Boundary  all winter for simple pleasure. ��� Each  time he has been closing some little  matter regarding the right of way for  the Great Northern branch from Grand  Forks to Phoenix; that has been hanging fire.  Last week he was in the Boundary  again, and took oceosion to interview  Forbes Kirby, P. L.S., andurgehim to  hurry the work of surveying some  ranches on Fourth of July creek,  which he had been working on for  some little time for^ the railway company. It seems that there, are about  five of these ranches in the upper  part of the creek, extending from the  stage road crossing to near Summit  City, and the railway wishes a right of  way through them. Not being surveyed  and crown granted, title .could not be  obtained. In order to facilitate matters,  the railway people will have the surveying done on the ranches of Jimmy'  Myers and others, and so be able to  get title to the strip of right of way  that is needed.      -  While by far the greater part of the  right of way of this, branch has been  obtained already by Mr. DesBrisay,  he is rapidly closing up the securing  of titles; to these odd pieces, -here vand  there, so that everything shall be in  readiness in the early spring for the  contractors to begin the actual work of  of construction.  :   Boundary Mining Notes.  Joe Taylor is developing the King  claim, in Summit camp, for G. W,  Rumberger, and he is getting ore.  About a thousand tons of ore monthly are said to be shipped from the  Jumbo, in Rossland, to the Granby  smelter.  The copper matte from the B. C.  Copper Co.'s smelter at Greenwood; is  now sent to the Tacoma smelter for  bessemerizing.  The Granby converter, at the smelter, which has been running single  shift for a while, was started on double  shift again this week.  The second large Farrell crusher  from the Jenckes Machine Co., Sher-  brooke, Quebec, is due to arrive at the  B.C. Copper Co.'s works any day.  At the-Rathmullen, Summit camp,  a force of three men has been working  under Foreman Scrafford. This force,  it is said,:will be increased shortly.  A shipment of five cars daily is now  being made from the Oro Denoro to  the Granby smelter, under the contract  recently entered into with that reduction works.   ���  Trouble has been experienced lately  by the pipe line, that supplies air for  the No. 4 Granby tunnel, freezing, up.  It is once more in shape, however, and  the long bore is steadily growing longer." '''! ���; '.'.'���'���.���������   -  ATHELSTAN TO  INCORPORATE  Wellington Camp Property to  Be Stocked.  SHIPPING HAS BEEN WSC0NTWDED  Property Made Ai Excellent Record For the  '   Tine ii Hi* Been OperaKd���Hopes for  a Railway Spar Tali Year.  NEW TUNNEL AT EMMA.  Duncan Murray, who has been  spending a month or two visiting his  brother in the Nicola valley, returned  last Monday.  MINING ASSOCIATION MEETING.  Alayor Rumberger Is Atade   A  District Vice-  President.  At its annual meeting at Victoria  this week the Provincial Mining Association re-elected John Keen as president and J. B. I-Iobson, vice president;  resident vice-president, Rowland Ma-  chim, Victoria. District vice-presidents chosen were: Atlin, J.H.Hrown-  !ee; Cariboo, John Hopp; Cowichan,  P. J; Pearson; Phoenix, Geo. W. Rumberger; Nelson, Leslie Hill; Rossland,  E. B. Kerby; Revelstoke, M. Brown;  Vancouver, R. P. McLellan; Victoria,  E. Dewdney; Yale, A. E. Howse; Ymir,  I). W.Moore.  Vancouver was chosen as the place  of the next annual gathering.  A committee from the association  waited on the government and asked  for an outline of the modifications they  proposed to the two per cent tax. The  government in reply thanked the committee and said they would he glad of  suggestions for an alternative to the tax  mentioned.  ��� The convention also passed a resolution urging the Dominion government to appoint a minister of mines  for the Pacific coast. Senator Temple-  man's name was mentioned in connection with this matter.  Another resolution urged the provincial government to issue crown  grants for mineral claims within fifteen  days after application is made for  same.  Another resolution asked that passenger steamers be allowed to carry ex  Summit Camp Mine that  Has Shipped Over  27,000 Tons.  J. J. Campbell, ot the Hall Mining  and Smelting Co., Nelson, was a visitor  at Eholt this week, for the purpose of  inspecting the Emma mine, two miles  from there, in which the smelter company is interested, and which it has  been actively operating for over a year.  For some time past shipments from the  Emma have been made from two large  glory holes, the second and latest  opened being on the B. C. spur. At  this point work was recently discontinued, and a few men temporarily laid  off. A tunnel, however, has been started farther down the from the original  ore quarry, and a hoist from the No. 2  quarry will be installed at this point,  the tunnel being on an incline.  Ore from the Emma has been found  very desirable for use as a flux at the  different Boundary-Kootenay smelters  when the supply was more than needed  by the Nelson smeller. Thus shipments have been made to the Trail,  Boundary Falls, Greenwood and Granby  smelters, latterly a large part of the  output going to the last named reduction works. Since the first of January the Emma shipped over 5,000  tons of ore, while in KJ03 the shipments were about 22,000 tons.  It is stated that W. L. Hogg, of  Montreal, has arranged to shortly begin operations on the Arlington-Burns  group, near Greenwood, and that  negotiations are in progress for reopening the Bruce claim, near Midway.  .... Three'parts of the Nordberg, .blowing engine, each weighing 18,000  lbs., have been placed in position at  the B. . C. Copper Co.'s smelter at  Greenwood, it being arranged to be  operated by either steam or electricity.  At the Senator, Summit camp, which  was bonded and is being ������ worked by  the Granby smelter, shipments are being made from the. old Rathmullen  spur at :the rate of about one car  daily. The, ore body opened up is  proving to be larger than anticipated.  No word has yet been received locally as to the date of the postponed  meeting of the Snowshoe shareholders,  to ratify the amalgamation agreement  with the Iiritish Columbia Copper Co.  As soon as it does come, operations  are expected to be resumed at the  Snowshoe with the least possible delay.  HOCKEY AT GREENWOOD.  Birnie Chosen as Alderman.  Last Saturday nominations were  held for the election of a councilman  to sit in the place of A. S. Williamson,  who resigned after being chosen in  January for the East Ward. There was  no contest. J. B. Boyle proposed the  name of L. Y. Birnie, which" was seconded by Dr. R. B. Boucher, and  when the time had expired Mr. Birnie  was declared elected by the returning  officer, I). J. Matheson.  Last week's issue of the British  Columbia Gazette announces that \V.  R. Williams and L. Y. Birnie have  been appointed as license and police  commissioners for the city of Phoenix.  Latest Prices in Metals.  Kjjw York���Copper, electrolytic, $12.-  37.I.J @ $12.02,'...; lake, $12. 50�� $12.05.  Bar Silver, 5SI4  Lead, $4.50.  By   drawing  on   Washington   and  California, the egg famine intheBoun-  plosives under the proper restrictions.' dary has been broken,  Phoenix Secured Two Goals and  Greenwood  Four.  Wednesday evening a picked up  team of Phoenix puck chasers went to  Greenwood and played the team of  that town. Charles Bell and E. P.  Shea were the goal umpires and Thos.  Lyons referee. The ice was soft and  poor, and the Greenwood team won  the match by a score of 4 to 2. Following was the line up:  GREKNWOOD  Stowe Goal..  Dill Point..  Warren. ... .Cover Point  Steer Forwards.  McMillan....      "      .  Steele   Owing to Strut/el dislocating his  shoulder, his place was taken by Clark  in the second half. A return game  will probably take place on the Phoenix rink next week.  Steps are being taken by those interested in the Athelstan mine, in  Wellington camp, to incorporate that  property, taking in also the Jackpot,  which has been acquired since the  syndicate took hold a few months  since. This is being done primarily  for the convenience of those interested  and not particularly to make sales of  the shares.       ��� '.., ������������.."  While the getting of the company in  shape is going on, the shipping of ore  will be discontinued. "For some time  the syndicate has been working on a  plan to get a spur built to the mine by  the C. P. R., a distance of three miles,  as the grade would run,, and a favorable reply is expected shortly. Up to  the present the ore has all been hauled on wagons or sleighs for a mile up  hill to the Winnipeg spur, whence it  was taken to the smelters of the district...;- .   '���  In consequence of the stoppage, of  shipments, the force at the Athelstan  has been materially reduced, and but  few men are being kept on at development; ;'..'. '  Work was taken up at the Athelstan last June by local syndicate, who  obtained an option on a majori ty: of  the shares of the old company. Shipments of ore have been steady, and it  is popularly believed that_ the returns  from the smelters have been'-'most satisfactory. But the cost of hauling the  ore has been quite an item, and this  will be discontinued for the present, at  least. George H. Collins has been in  active charge of the Athelstan since it  resumed. Mr. Collins was formerly in  charge of the Golden Crown, also in  Wellington camp.  SICK BUT A FEW DAYS.  PHOENrX   Cole  ..W.Cook  . . Church  .. P. Cook  ...Coulton  .. Strutzel  Pneumonia Carried Off Henry Henrikson at  tbe Hospital.  Last week Thursday a miner named  Henry Henrikson was taken to the  Phoenix General Hospital, suffering  from acute lobar pneumonia. He was  seriously ill when he reached the hospital, and grew steadily worse, expiring  in that institution Sunday afternoon.  The funeral was held Wednesday of  this week, interment taking place in'  the Phoenix cemetery, Rev. T. Green  officiating. Funeral services were held  at Phoenix Miners' Union hall.  Henrikson had been a resident of  this camp on and off for three years,  being employed at the Granby mines  just before his death, and also previously at the Snowshoe. A year ago  he made a visit to Finmonsen.Sweden,  where he was born. He was a young  man of about 34 and unmarried, with  two brothers living at Ironwood Michigan. Henrikson was well thought of  in this camp where he had many  friends among his countrymen.  H. A.   King,   of Greenwood,    has  j taken up his residence in Chicago.  BOUNDARY ORE TONNAGE.  The following table gives the ore shipments of Boundary mines lor 1900, fori90i, fori  1902, lor 1903, and 1904, as repo  -ted to the Phoenix Pioneer���  Past  IOOO  1001  1902  ���903  1904  week- uy.  Granbv Mines, Phoenix  64,533 231,762  309,858  393,718  91,860  12,600 g|  Snowshoe,               "  297  1,731  20,800  71,212  Biooklvn,               "  150  Mother Lode, Deadwood  5,340  99,034  141,326  138,079  26J36  3,872 iti  Sunset,                   "  802  7,455  15,731     Morrison,              "  150  3,339  B. C. Mine,         Summit  19,494  47,405  14,81.1  19,365     R. Boll,  560  fjjjt  Em ma,                        "  650  8,530  22,937  5,155  99IW  Senator                     "  < 1 < .  363  1,372  264 m  Oro Denoro               "  ....  15.537  7,346  891 E&  Winnipeg,   Wellington.  1,076  1,040  785  2,435  Golden Grown,       "  2,250  625  Athelstan-Jackpot "  1,200  550  5,646  2,902  ���^H  King Solomon, W.Copper     875  ....         I551  No. 7 Mine, Central   665  482     Citv of Paris,     "  2,000  ��� > ��� *  ....     Jewel,            Long Lake  160  350  Curmi,             West Fork  890  Providence,   Providence  ......  219  993  iio  Elkhorn   ,,,...     400  no  E. P. U and Goldfinch  167  100  Rubv,   Boundary Falla  80     Miscellaneous   3,230    3,456  99,730 390,000  325  Total, tons   507.545  684,426135,437  17,858  Granby Smelter treated,  62,387  230,828  312,340  401,921  104,151  13,762183  m,UL^JJBvJ^M^j^jy^"UiX]lS  SSOGSS  mm  ��� ��� "!P��  w  wit  ���:-m  w>  '���'��� ;vi$  VJfK  ���   :;���'!>&  IHH*i  m  "���' ?>  g-d  pi'Vl  .. \ :���&.'��$  ntrl  ���'���'���)$  iv��'l  -��������� *m  ihA  '-::'-m  I  .-,���, tM  ���y!  iftl  ���������������^  m  ������'���': ���-IM  0;\  -:-.;��  v%\  ���".  ������ Pw:>i  fe 1  .:. ��� ra  ;���-������������ fc'JfflJ  m  ���-.���:-xm  tf'^1  ���������'''���'���'��� !^  #1  '���'������'''':���$$  M  ���   V;;fe2  i-1  fl  v'"'i|i  te|  .���i.-jiik  V* 1  SSI  ","''!��  ���ll'l'l  *m  f?l  t:m  ��  &S��  i.'ilE'.-'lJflMr  ��� if.-   if'-.'*-v.  .-. v    - .TTfi. . *  VTIT'  TT^greresgyrsCTS^^  L.......  --V-V.V1, ,���>���-.'.Tiu>�� -r  .V* >."���-. w-i; WM  K����  mm  THE PHOKNIX PIONEER  The, Phoenix Pioneer  And Boundary Mining Journal  PFONIOKl. PUBLISHING CO.  AT 1'HOK.NI.V, ��. C.  W. B. WILLCOX. Wanaqib.  ���r.i.*.**.,.    I KUMUtuMuTice No. 14.  Telephone   f Htua),(,,t ,w,(<eoee, So. 15  " >   t  fclHiSCS IJTIOVS IK  AIAAMCK.  ?ei Year-'     ... .'      ���     , .'     Jj oo  ��� IX .Month*  1.25  (f tou arc not aMibscriher to this paper, this  N anlpvlllUlonto \ou to become one  AdwitiMiij; rntcn I111n1-.l1.-d on application.  - Legal notices'to and serum per Hue.  Fqur weekly ins^-ilion* constitute one, month's  advertising-. - 1*     1 ,     '  ese took matteit in their own hands,  proposing to itiaightun out the tangle  by forte ol .irmi. 'l'hat the mikado  has tin* srnipjih) of almost the whole  world is evident from the trend of  published public opinion, but so far it  has been confined to sympathy alone.  Whether, it will-jo further remains to  be seen. So far the Japs have the best  of the struggle, but the Russian hear  isMwakening, and the worst struggle  for many, many years is evidently only  just beginning.  : B, G MINING ���  ���      ���    ' ��� -     ���  ,-av^^^^^^^t>^^��>-V��^^^sV��KV%^2  Considering that the reports from  the war centres come under the sea, it  is quite fitting that most of them  should be taken with a grain of salt.  At any rate, they read that way.  Wonder of wonders! Not a single  Chinaman enteied British Columbia in  January owing to the increased head  ta\. Not a single Celestial entered  Phoenix, either, and this municipality  has no Chinese head tax.  '9  FEB.  1904  Sun. Mon.  1  Tues. Wed.  Thu  Fri.  Sit.  -      3  1  4  5  6  7    S  y     io  1 (  12  '3  J4   '5  1 ()  ��� 17  iS  19  20  2 122  --0     -i  -5  26  27  28   2<_)  The Russians having taken off the  ordinaiy censorship on correspondents  that has prevailed for years, the cables  may now be expected to groan more  loudly than ever over the increase in  unpronounceable names that will be  flashed over them.  ��� W-DUCTIPN OF PREIflHT RATES.  '   Recently the   statement was   published,  on  the authority  of H.   E.  Macdonell, t*. P.   R.  general  freight  as en 1 at N>l*on. that freight rates on  'ores had been reduced  from   Phoenix  mines to ihe Boundary smelters   from  37>2 to 3ocents per ton.   The  statement was also marie that this reduction  was not made  because of any 'com  petition, as there is no competition   in  the Boundary, so far as the mines are  concerned, but for the purpose of aiding the mining industry of this section.  Of course the C.   P.  R.  officials are  not aware of the fact  that  the Great  Northern railway has a permanent survey into Phoenix,^and that while conj  strucuon has been delayed for a couple  of years for various causes, it is  more  than likely to' be 'carried  into effect'  this yeai.   A great corporation like the  C. P. R. nould not.  of course, know  anything about a matter of that kind.  '    But be that as it may,  the fact re-  - mains  that the reduction  has   been  'made, and it will tesult in a saving of  - perhaps $75,ooo>per year to the mine  owners ol the Boundary���a saving by  no means insignificant when the low  grade of the ores is taken into consider;  ,ation-    We die thankful that this  cut  in rates has  been, granted.    Outside  journals are commenting favorably on  this reduction and the probably, favor-  , able tesult to  the mining industry of  the Boundary, and they may  well do  so. Cheap smelting, plus cheap freight  rates on ores ���liolh of which are being  ,ieali/ed no\ws never before-^cannot  tail to be  of  greatest   benefit  to  our  mine owners,   and  so  to the entire  Boundary    Both   ha\e  been needed  *>ince the camp fiist began to send ore  to the smelters, and in the  course  of  time both will be e\en lower than they  art'  today.     E\ei\ /eduction   means  m) much prosperity to the greatest ore  pioduuii" section in the Dominion  of  Canada.  I WHAT EDITORS SAY��  ��� ���  Looks Foolish���If the war in the  East is as one sided as the war reports  sent out, it looks foolish for Russia to  try and stay in the game at all.��� Blair-  more Times.  Will Ham: A Candidaik ��� It is  regarded as probable that the Socialists  of Yale-Cariboo will place a candidate  in the field foi M. P. honors in the  approaching elections. This is said by  the leading Socialists of this section to  be their intention.���Greenwood Times.  Di'skkm's 10 Prosper ��� Extravagance and high handed proceedings on  the part of the executive, and because  it is generally believed affairs are being  directed in the interests of a clique,are  the aparent reasons why the Provincial  Mining Association has lost its hold  upon the afflictions of the public. One  year ago the country was aflame in its  interest, but today the association is  languishing. It has done good work,  especially in settling the Crow's Nest  coal strike, and for that act deserves  to prosper.���Slocan Drill.  IKiiniVli IN A KIGHTEOUS CAUSE.  Now th.'t ^iim Ms"i��cd war is on in  ilif K.u T'dsi. md we aie being served  villi stuiiis d.ii'j ol the doings of the  Kiiiiliatanls, displajed "with the largesl  !}pe kno'wi 10 the .ut of the type-  loiindci. iiurn m.i\ wonder what was  ihe cause of this struggle that threatens  to dug in someothers of the powers  ol the w 01 Id.  For yeais the Russian bear has been  ." makin.; gi.uhial but j steady progress  towards getting a strong foothold on  the Pacific shoies. After the Japanese war with China, Russia stepped in  and practical1', robbed the mikado of  !. sthe fruits of urtorv, by occupying Port  Arthui bv ingenious diplomacy. Then  fhe trans Siberian railway���poor as it  Is���was completed, and Russia has  ,' *"heen stcadilv fortifying that place and  Vladhostock each jear since,  ilowh but .surely the Muscovite has  * been making his foothold in Manchuria and Koiea stronger as the years  * went by, and in this the Japanese saw  the handwiifing on the wall���it meant,  they believed, by (air means or foul,  the absorption of Japan itself by the  ������ minions of the car. No definite or  satisfactory nnswei being given to the  ��� Japanese ciho)'at'Si. Petersburg, for  'an explicit understanding,   the Japan-  ���        PROVINCIAL.        ���  "^������������������^������������'������������������������������a  Slocan city is cutting down its municipal ex-penses.  Peace on,cc more reigns in Rossland  city council.  Nelson has a new foundry, that has  just started operations.  John Houston, M. L. A., has gone  to Edmonton to locate in business.  Fernie's Board of Trade ga\e a ball  and netted $150, to pay off some obligations.  A movement is on foot to establish  a telephone line between Armstrong  and Kelowna.  The Kamioops branch of the Provincial Mining Association has officially declared itself dead.  Two bodies, victims of the explosion  of May 22, 1902, at the Fernie coal  mines, have been discovered.  The Japanese consul at Montreal  has protested against the anti-Japanese legislation [Kissed by our local assembly.  Owing to disci 1 initiating rates by the  railroad, Mason & Risch are moving  their headquarters for pianos from Nelson to Calgaiy.  The coionci's jury at Victoria, enquiring into the cause of the loss of the  steamei Clallam and 54 lives on Janu-  aiy 8th, delheied a verdict Friday  finding Captain Robeits guilty of man-  slaughtei and Chief engineer Delaunay  criminally culpable.  The Nicola, Kamioops & Similkameen Coal and Railway Company  have given notice of their intention to  ask the Dominion Parliament to pass  an act empoweimg them to issue  bonds to the extent of $35,000 per  mile and to enter into arrangements  with the C. P. R. for operating tbe  line.  Slocan ore shipments for 1904 are  in excess of 2,100 tons.  For January the payroll of the Crow's  Nest  Pass Coal Co. was $141,050.  The fourth cleanup of the Calumet  stamp mill, at Camborne, has yielded  $8,000"  The Payne is shipping its iron ore,  obtained from the mill, to the Trail  smelter.  New Denver expects a good summer  as most of its adjacent mines will be  working.  Rossland mines have 900 men employed, with a payroll of $90,000 per  month.  I.ast week the Sunset mine, in the  Slocan, paid $6,000 in dividends, making $60,000 paid by this mine in profits.  'I he coal output of the Crow \ Nest  Pass collieries in 1903 was 661,118  tons, an increase of 50 per cent over  that of 1902.  The Ottawa in the Slocan is bending  down ore for another shipment. Some  of it is extra high grade, running in the  neighborhood of 500 oz.  Riblet&Co., of Nelson, have secured  a contract for the erection ; of an aerial  tramway for the Alice mine, nearCres  ton, whiclvwill.be a mile long.  LeRoi No. 2 of Rossland has declared a dividend of one shilling per  share, amounting to ^6,ooo. P'or the  year ending September 30 last the  company earned profits of ;��i 5,475,  and carried forward a balance of ��9,-  471.  Rossland's output last week was as  follows: LeRoi, 5,376 tons; Centre  Star, 1,350; War Eagle 1,200; Kootenay  210; Jumbo, 350; LeRoi No. 2, 570;  LeRoi No. 2 (milled), 54o;Spit/ee,2oo.  Total for the week, 9596 tons, and for  the year to date, 62,699 tons"  The event of last week in   Rossland  was the report  of the  LeRoi   annual  meeting and  the   announcement   of  $50,00 profits in January.   It  is believed that  this  record can  be maintained readily in the  future, owing to  the development of large and good  grade ore bodies in the LeRoi deeps.  It is stated that work will shortly be  resumed on the Molly Gibson  mine,  near Nelson, which was closed a  year  since bv a snow-slide in which  several  lives were lost and all mine  buildings  demolished.   There is plenty of ore in  sight in the mine on the first,   second,  third and fourth levels.   The mine lias  been opened by a series of four tunnels.  The lower one is 500  feet from  the  apex of the vein. The ore averages 60  ounces in silver and 15 per cent  lead  to the ton.  Air Compressors  THE CANADIAN RAND DRILL CO  Head Office aud Works.  t SHERBROOKE/ QUE.  Branch Offices aud'Warehouses: ^  ROSSLAND, GRKKNWOOD  AND I  VANCOUVER, B.C. J  D. J. MATHESON.  INSURANCE AGENT,  KIKE, LIFE, ACCIDENT.  Commissioner for tnMiig Affld'uvlti.  Phoenix, b. c  R. B. KERR,  Barrister ant) Solicitor  '":.-,       NOTARY PUBLIC.  '       '���  I PHOENIX,' B.C  jy| CYCLOPS MINING STEEL  *~  �� SHOES AND DIES  Q    RUSSELL, LAW, CAULFIELD, Co., Ltd.  AGENTS. GREENWOOD.  GEORGE GIBSOK  ���::   SHAVING PARLORS-  and HATHROOM.     /  'Gi'aves-Williaiii* Mock,cor. i, ;  I'ltsUmlOlitlioiisldcsAveul HOKNIX, H.'Q ���  . '<rV.  Kin^EdWard Lodge, No.36  .      A. F.rih! A. M.  Krxiil��r ccmimuiilcollmi 8,,, ,���      ..'  . oml rinirsdnyor^scli iiionil       -  ���"Vrffw1 "'fell"*�� "culled; M.,(���ilc  Mull, Morrlsoii.Aiidtrsou jjjock: '  G.W.KUMIIJ'.RUKK,  Seu'dai'Y.  W.U.HIUSlm  W.M.  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 worth $10.00.  It costs only $2.00.  I  I  I  RUSSIA - JAPAN i  Matters op Interest about ���  Til E5B BEI.LIOKRRNT NATIONS.  RUSSIAN ARMV STRENGTH.  In the army of the Russian empire  there are, estimating the strength:on; a  war basis, three and a half millions of  men in rank and file, and more than  60,000 officers. This, number includes  the soldiers in all branches of the service, those of the regulars and reserves, those in fortress, the 'national  defence force, the customs contingent  and the available recruits. Here is the  list in detail:  Officers     Rank Fi���*  Regulars    .       .. 28^300,1,311,000'  Reserves 15,470 ,: 832,300;  Fortresses     4,500      252,000  Recruits . �� 6,640; 373,700  Nation defei se... 10,500. 746,000;  Customs   ..    ..     1,000   ,   ,40,000  THE  DAVENPORT  Light Locomotives ;'  1'HOENIX AERIE  NO. I5S.  .���WctJiiKs un 1'rUUv  VhIai Hull.       M*  VIsllliiK   IJitllirm  cimlliilly lnvitt,].  "(^���!i"1 U ' ,,te"' WM ���v,<K��*��N0. S��y  1. a o, f.  SNOWBIIOH I.OIXJMNO.tf  Meets ritiy ;Morning,KvciIIiik  at   lisrdy lull.  Visltlui; I.MthiTii cordlMlty Im-ltcil.  W. 8.C'i;ok, N. ��. - ,  Olio. R. MKAt>, Rcc. Sec'y. '  A. S. Williamson, Per. Fin. Becy.  For All Purposes.  For iiiini's. inci(li> or outside service, f<u  ..V>l!i;inj!' Kiiailf, for ciiiitriietorB. Con-  ���"���������"������"���l ��� M veiiienr'.io opemte, qniuk nml powerfuK  quick -delivery, fully gimianteeil, anv sizo. unv n quitvil type, any width of gAugf',  with or without teiidern. ��� JIUII/l' BY ���  DAVENPOJtf LOCOMOTIVE WORKS, Davenport, Iowa.  These engines may lie fdn in service at the mined of (Jnuiliv Co.  1'lioenix, B. C.  # OLLA PODRIDA. ^  If;  The meanest man on earth is the  one who tells you how funny a joke is  that he can't remember.  #  Hard cash turneth away and   soft-  eneth the wrath of the creditor���also,  sometimes that of Ihe editor.  ��  It is wonderful how much trouble a  man can raise in cold weather. Its one  crop that is never nipped bv the frost.  *  An English woman says that  Canadian girls are not good looking.    Why  these persistant attempts to  break up  the empire?  *  A man became violently insane the  other day in Chicago. It is supposed  that the poor unfortunate was a telegraph editor who had to read all of the  accounts of the war in the Kast.  Grand total.... 66,410    3,549,000  ARMV OF THE MIKADO.  /The army of the mikado, including  the reserves and the recruits who are  available in a season of conflict, such  as that at present existing, is something  over 600,000 men. Militaryiauthpri:  ties of other nations, who have wit?  nessed the operations of the Japanese  forces in their manoeuvers at camps of  instruction, testify to ,the;high quality  of the personnel and discipline. The  following are the figures:  v Slen ,  Peace strength ���".... /..   275,045  Reserves .   ..... ..-.204,109  Reeruits    161,547  ���0<HH>0<><HH><KH>0-C>0-0-CK^p  You Should Read  ^OREGON  Shout Iiinc  and union Pacific  ONLY LINE-EAST-:VIA,  Salt Lake and: Denver.  Two Trains Daily. ;  Steamship tickets to Europe and other  foreign eonr.trien.      ',.   ���'���",.,.,'.  Arrive:  Lenves  Daily  S|>okniic Tiiiic Schedule.  _ljllcctlve Kov. 13 190;  The Leading7 Weekly  of the Boundary.  -Grand'total .  ��� ��� ���  640,703  You Take No Chtncei.  All dmgjtists guarantee .every bottle  of Clmmberluiii'B Cough Remedy and  will rcdinil the money. 10 anyone who ii-  not siitilied.after using two-ilimls of the  contents. This is the host "reiueilv in  the woild f-ir la giippe,-conglip, coIiIh,  and u hooping cou.'li, and la pleasant  and safe to take. It prevents any tend-  ciu'.y of a cold to iesult In pneumonia.  I I���  A BUSINESS PROPOSITION.  Nellber Just Nor Equitable.  The system of taxation of mines  and output as 111 vogue in British Columbia is hardly just or equitable to  the miner or company. Assessments  should be made on the net output of a  mine, and not on the gross output after deducting freight and treatment  charges. Inducements .should be  made to get capital to invest in mining. Tax the profit and,not enterprise. Where such laws are in force  in our western states the results are  more than satisfactory.���Chicago Mining World,  ��ii����*t8i*es��***��*s��**<��o����  �� STRICTLY BUSINESS 2  9 ���  o������s*��*a��09**se*<��g��s*<��*  Advertising is like ironing, ��� can't  do it with a cold iron���got to keep up  your enthusiasm.  Deception in one advertisement may  kill the chance of a hundred honest  ones that follow.  The man who likes his work well  enough to keep everlastingly at it and  take pains at every turn is a safe cort  of a genius to tie to.  The blacksmith doesn,t make one  heavy strike and wait till the iron cools  off to feel the dent���he keeps it up  while the iron is hot and so should the  advertiser.  When you slip up on a banana peel,  you may feel sore, but you get up and  go on anyway���if you have made a  mistake and slip up on your advertising it is no reason why you shoul dn't  try it again.  For Stomach Troubles.  "I have taken a great many different  medicines for stomach irouble and constipation," says Mrs. Geiger, of Dunker-  ton, Iowa, "but never had as good results from any as from Chambei Iain's  Stomach and Wyer Tableto." For sale  by all draggiBtB,  If von are going east, a caieful selection of your route is essentii.l to the eri-  jovment of )our trip. If it is n business  trip tune is the main consideration;  if a pleiisiue trip, scenery, and the  conveniences and comforts of a modern  railroad.  .Why not combine all by using the  ..IIjMkoih Chnthai., the un-to-date road  running two trains daily from - St. Pnu.  and MinnenpoIiH, and from Omaha to  Chicago. Free Reclining Chair Cars,  the famous Bull'ett- Library - Smoking  Cars, all tiains veBtibnled. In short,  throronghlv niordern throughout. All  tickets reading via the Illinois' Central  will be honored on these trains and no  extia fare charged.  Our rates are the.same as those of inferior roads. Whv not get your money's  worth'.?  \Vrite for full particulars.  B. H. Tkumbum;,  Commercial Agent, Portland, Or.  J. C. Liudsev, T.F. & P.A. Portland, Or.  Paul B. Thompson, F. & P. A.  Seattle, Wash.  Published in the Heart of tl.ie Greatest-Gold  Copper;belt of Hritish Columbia;  the entire Uoundary shipped 680,000 tons of ore,  nearly every ton of which was reduced by  BOUNDARY SMELTERS, |  Phoenix-romp alone'shippc'd ^30,000 tons of ore  last yea!. ;.'-''       ."������'������ ������'������^y^--        -.:.;,^;.  The Pioneer is 'published, every Saturday and  and is sent to any part of Canada or the United  States lor  7.JJ ��. ill. VAST MAIL���To mid from  Cocur<l'Alem? district. Karui-  liiittim Omlield I oifsx.Pull-  ' iiihii, 'Moscom-, ���Pomeroy,  \Vnit��|)iiig, Dsvtoii,- Wall*  'W��f(fl, I'riidlrtoii. Baker City "  and till points Knsl....... �� f.co p. m  rjo p. ra. KXl'KKSS���I'nr l*ariiiln|rioii  Sun Kmuciaco. Hakcr! V|ly  and nil points KABT.������������'���'-��..���  HSI'RIWS��� Hroni nil points  liusl, linker City, San Frsii-;  ci'.co.I'orHiiniliCoIiJj.nsr-  field !ind lInrmlngtoii���.,.'......ii.4os,m.  ���Kicept Smidny.  SHOUT LINE TO CALIFORNIA.  San Francisco-Portland Route.  Steamers snil from Aiiisnrorib dock, Portland,  at8p. in. mid from Spcai Street wharf, SaiiFrsa-  Cisco, at ion. in."every five day's.    '.;;  Tickets on sale at all 8. F.'i'N. Stations.  For furllier lurormatioii as to rates, time ol  trains, equipment, etc.. address  CKO. J. MbaiKK.Oeueral A��ent,  Kiverside Ave..Spokane. Wash  $2.00  per yegr^or the rest of the world for $3.00  per  year.    It gives the  Latest and Most  Reliable lews  Spotac Ms ��d llcfta  NKI.SON  &   FORT   SHEPPARD  JtED MOUNTAIN R'y;  Washington and Great Nor. ffy.  V��� V. andE. By.  Tlie only all-rail route betweeu all polutsicstl,  ���rest, and south to Kosslaud, Nelson and air. Intermediate points; connecting nt Spokane,wilh  IheGreat Northern, Northern Pcci6oaud O.B'.ft  n.co. ;���  Connects lit kos.vlniid awl NelsoH with Csus.  dian Pacific kailway.  .CouncclsatXelroii Willi steamer for Kaslosnd  all Kootenay l.nkc point*.  Cpimecls n( Curlew with stage fui Gr��t��  wood And Midway, 11. d  aufl'et cars run on passenger trains brtvre  tween Spokane and Republic.  I.eavc.  9:25 a-ni   10:15a. m..���  7:00 a. 111   io:is��. in...:  io:��4 ii. in.,.,  9:1s ��. in......  .WKSCTIVg- NOV.aj. i��oj.  - KusMatid.,...,.,,   NcImoii, ,,,���,���,  v Oraud Forks.!  ������ Curlew.   ���'��� -.KepuMIc   .'���rrlve   J-^S p. m.   s:>o p.m.   Boo p. m.   4:0* v. III.   4:41 p.m.   5Mop.ni,  II. A. JACKSON,  General Passenger Agent.  Spokane, Waih.  of Boundary Mines and Smelters.     It is fearless  and independent, and aims to he  DOWN TO DATE.  Your, subscription can begin at any.tiiiie ,  Address with check  PIONEER PUBLISHING CO.  SANITARIUM, Arrow Lake, ByC.  Phoenix Sfeoe Shop.  All Work Guaranteed,  Imported Goods.  FINE   BOOTS AND SHOES  MADE  '10 ORDER.  PRACTICAL   MINERS' AND   PROS  PECTORS' SHOES  A SPECIALTY.  Shop on  Dominion Avenue.  "PHOENIX, B. C.  o  r<KKH>OO(KK)0<K>0<H><KK>0<^  Qraiid Porks,  Phoenix  and Greenwood  STAGS   LINE,  J.F.ROYKR,      :  :      Proprieloi  Beginning June 1st, leave (ireeuwood at 6a.ni  and Phoenix nt 7:30 a,m ; arrive at Grand Vork.  10:30a. m.,leave Grand Porks3^5 p. m.,nrrivlnp  at Phoenix 7 p. m.,nnd Qrecuwood at S. p. m  Connects both ways with Great Northern train*  Fare���Grand Forks to Phoenix, $2 60; Phoenbi  to Greenwood, 50c; Greenwood to Phoenix, )i 0  Greewood to Gland Forks', $3. Office in Green  wood, Gt. Northern Telegraph office. , In Phoe  nix, McRae Bros. & Smith. In Grand Forkfc  Gt. Norther offices. For express rates, nqulrr  et wither office,     ' '  *���a n?��" T'le'"��l ]��rfecly appointed H.alth  D ete,vX',',1;e Hr^a\\ fl",",e West"with a!c5m-  C1"0' Haths-liictudlne Turkish; an I  nroner lU^-,,'tl,t>'ear rouml- Th= curative  propei tiea 0/ its wn(t.r8 are ullequnie<).  cuTaT'IVoubles''* R"e��'u��'":-Nervous and;-Mu..  MmU"nan"gMmttey-I'iv" ��"d ��'��"��'<:t'  Syste"niJ.","l"ati",!" Me,al"�� po'�������� from the  Mo��n.^r.aJ"dc"r of ,",e "ceuery Is uurivsled.  boathf5 ���';VrW P��Bks' rorest��. I��kes,wateffslli,  boating, yachtiiis,/,,li ug. shooting, excursions,  mUdn%. r climatc *" ����iurpasse4?for  Leave Orders at City  Clerk's Office;     ;  PHOENIX, 8 G.  direct Line  . iiT�� ?',i,:nK��,����d all points east; Louis-  vilie, Menmlus, New Orleans, an4all  points south. 'M���.;  See that.your ticket reads vlaJtlia  Ilu.voih Cbntbal 11. R. Thorouably  modern trains connect with all trauBeW  tinental lines at St. Paul and Omaha.  " your friends are coming west le'fiui  know and we will quote them direct the  specially low rates now in effect from  all eastern points.  ^ Any information as to rates, routes,  etc., cheerfully given on application.  B. H. TRUMBULL,  .���'.�����'Cominm'erclal Agent,  T"���: ' '���;        l42 Thifd St.,Porthmd7pre.  .I.C.Lindsay,-T. F.and P. A.,  P r-ti      H2Tb'rd8t->Portland.;Qre.  P. B..Thompson, F. and P. A.,  Boom 1, CWeman Bldg., Seattle, Wash.  \%M  -'���--��� _   _ ��� ��� -  b  i-��  =*..  ,  Irfi  4ik  K,��M'Wiw�� ���     i  i  t  r  fi  if?  ft:  V^S  3  ;��� .��8  tt.  3  Q  ^  ,1"  *4  THE PHOENIX HONKER  1  ���     ' ���.:���-������   I    '-.   -1     ,- .'  Do You Want to Save $25 inDuty?  . .Then buy the. .  OLIVER  TYPEWRITER  Made in Canada..  A Standard Visible Writer.  which gives Perfect- Work-in tlieblmrti'Ft  time with the greatest ease of operation.  Write for Catalogue.  THE LINOTYPE COMPANY,  MONTREAL,  QUE  PALACE LIVERY STABLES  Hie best established and regulated hostelry in the lkijun-   ,-  dary.    We are centrally located in our hew stables with    .....  a coni|)lete outfit of Saddle and Driving Horses,   'I'lie  .best of rigs. ���    Parties driven to any Boundary   point.  The Best Lethbridge Coal promptly delivered.    Large  Stock of Dry Wood.  Mcliityre & McDonald  Knob Hill Ave.,    , 0,'A^"       Phoenix, B. C.  ������������������������������������������������������������������������a* ������������������������������������������������������������������������������  1MIOKNIX ���  MARKET.   ���  1 P. Burns & Co.  MEAD OFFICE FOR HOUNIMKY CREEK, GREENWOOD, It. C  :'-:/''!i     HEADQUARrERS, NELSON, II. C,  .,.. Wliolesalc and Retail tleaf Herchants. I  '������'���    ',������;���  .��.  ��� ���  J   -    Markets at Nelson, Kaslo, Three Forks, Sandon, Slocan City,        I  ��� Silvertbn, New Denver, Yniir. Salmo, Rossland, Trail, Cascade,        ���  "���        Grand Forks, Greenwood, Midway, Niagara and rhoenix, ���  J FISH, OYSTERS AND POULTRY IN SEASON, j  2 ,-vJ ..r:, J:.   All ;oi;ders receive prompt attention. ���  :�� . ���  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������a***  PALACE EXCHANGE STAGE  LINE.  Between Phoenix and Greenwood.  Leave  Phoenix at io a. ni; Leave Greenwood at 3 p. m.  -    DAILY..-, -;  ,:=    '���:. ,,.-,,  # * <*        JOHN WALTERS, Prop.  Munro  Contractor *nd "Builder.  00000  Jobbing Promptly 'Attended to,  ' Full Line of Hard Woods.  ........ Shop on Dominion Avenue....... .  $Sg!  RIDGDAND  ;;:';;"-:;;^;:;.;T���-S0ENI0XINE    -.'���  Through Salt Lake City, Leadville, Pueblo, Colorado Springs and Denver, and  the famous Rocky Mountain Scenery by Daylight to all points East.  ;7t Tost Trains Doily Bet. Ogden andlknver 3  MODERN   EQUIPMENT, THROUGH  PULLMAN   AND TOURIST  SLKKPINO   CARS    AND    SUPERB    IJ1NINC.    CAR   SERVICE.  STOPOVERS ALLOWED.  For rates, folders and other  information, address,  W. C. McBRIDE, Gen. Agent,  124 Third St., Portland, Ore.  "6-   ..  * *  ]:iS THE   ONE   which you  hide   away; '.'.  ������ '.'.  J which   earns   you    nothing;   and   -which *���  ::" ���     ��� ;:  ������is  liable to   "turn   up   missing,'' without ������  ���* "  a moment's warning,  A Live Dollar  is the  one which  you  place  in THIS BANK where it is always v  safe and  always   earning   interest.  EASTERN TOWNSHIPS BANK,  Established 1859.  I  ::  When you  read the -  And Botradalry Mining Journal,  ANNUALRERORT  OFHOSPITAL  Local Institution Treated HO  Patients.  SECRETARY MARTIN GIVES DETAILS  Were Bui Three Deaths���PIbmcIiI SUteraeil  Sbowlnj QoverameDiaraatei Only %\M  tor Ihe 12 Moatai.  You'll have no trouble in keeping posted on Boundary Mining Matters.  Simply send a $a bill for year's trial to Pioneer Pub. Co., Phoenix, B. C.  To the subscribers of the Phoenix  General Hospitah-  It is with pleasure I make the annual report to this general meeting. It  is not necessary for me to .direct your  attention to the increasing favor of our  hospital with the general public, as it  is apparent to all.  During the year there has been added many necessary things to the equip,  ment, chief among which is an operating table, stands for the operating  room, and bedside tables for the  wards. The cost for these has been  about $350.  The building has been made stronger, warmer and more convenient by  lining the basement with paper and  lumber; by placing a locker in the  basement for fruits, vegetables and  liquids; by cutting a door between the  parlor and the nurses' room, and by  adding many shelves in the private  wards, bed-rooms, kitchen pantries. A  living room has also been built in the  basement for the janitor. These improvements and repairs have cost about  $250-   ���.������-���'  A steam heating plant was installed  in November at a cost of about $750.  This greatly adds to the comfort of the  building, reduces the amount of-, work  for. the nurses, apd will make a difference of at least $100 per annum in the  fuel bill. Right here, I wish to add  that the Hospital is tinder obligations  to the International Coal & Coke Co.  for a donation of 40 tons of coal,  which will probably run us until  October.  It having become necessary to enlarge the cess-pool, the board very  wisely concluded that it would be better, and in the "end far cheaper to construct a septic tank. This was done  at a cost of" $450. By adding these  improvements, equipments and repairs, we have contracted for the new  year an additonal debt of $534.41.  Notwithstanding this seeming extravagance, I feel sure that this meeting will confirm the acts of the board  in remedying many blunders in original construction, and in so doing, paving  the way for a more economic administration of finances in the future.  Last spring the matron, Miss Wallace Johnston, found that the work was  entirely too heavy for two nurses to  handle. Upon her recommendation  the board secured the services of Miss  Howe, an experienced nurse from Nelson, B. C. I assure you that this step  was necessary, else it would never  have been recommended. Very many  times since that the work .has been  very trying and ardous for three. Just  at this time, I am informed by the  matron, that she may have to call upon me for some one to do the kitchen  work for a few days.  I am specially pleased to report to  this general meeting, that the staff of  nurses in Phoenix hospital has no superior. They are and have been thorough and efficient. It is with the  deepest regret I have to record  the receipt and acceptance of the  resignation of Miss Catherine Fraser  early in December. She was a power  in her work and has been greatly  missed.  The matron is again to be congratulated in filling Miss Fraser's place.  She has secured Miss Coppock, the  gold medal graduate from the Provincial Jubilee Hospital of Victoria. Miss  Coppock in addition to years of practical nursing, was a long time matron of  St. Luke's Hospital at Whatcom,  Washington.  During the year there have been received and treated 140 patients, with a  grand total of 1,641 sick of Hospital  days. The average number of days  per patient being 11 4-7. The average  number of patients per month 11 yi'.  The maximum number of patients per  month 23. The minimum number, of  patients per month 10. Of the total  number of patients ioi were contract and charity, 39 were private  patients, paying for care and treatment  in the General Ward $15 per week  and in private wards $25 per week.  Of this number the following persons  died: August Mueller, Jan. 4th, tuberculosis; John Salmon, March 6th,  accident; Fred Mellol, Nov. 2nd, tuberculosis.   These  were  all  absolutely  hopeless cases when entering the Hospital. ...  It is due the staff and physicians to  report that among diseases treated  there have been fclood poisoning, lung,  typhoid arid pneumonia fevers. That  a large number of operations have  been performed and among them some  very delicate and dangerous. That as  a result of accidents many of the severe-  est type have been handled. But for  our Hospital established, equiped  and in thoroughly competent hands, I  am morally certain that there would have  been many more deaths. '  It is hardly possible to lay too much  stress upon the marvelous way in which  the Hospital Ladies' Aid has assisted  in this grand work of mercy and charity. During the year this noble band  of women have contributed in cash  $505.95. Thus making a grand total  to date of $1,139.45. In addition  thereto many a weary home-sick patient  has been cheered and the hours of pain  made brighter and easier to bear by  the beautiful flowers contributed.  It has been giatifying indeed to receive so many donations from abroad.  These together with contributions from  resident friends totaled $541.50. To  all the friends at home and abroad,the  Board wishes, me to extend its hearty  thanks, and to cordially invite your  future support and co-operation to the  end that Phoenix General Hospital  may forge on, and not only sustain its  present enviable reputation, but lay  deep and well the foundation for the  mighty work it is destined to accomplish, when the camp shall demand  ten times the Hospital capacity we  now have.  FINANCIAL.STATEMENT FOR YEAR ENDING DEC. 31, 1903.  Donations..... $   890 50  Ladies' Aid.... 505 95  Private patients. 1,279 25  Guarantee ..... 1,875 00  Government grant 1,300 00  City subscription 218 00 '    .���  Bills payable... 534 41             r  Cash on hand Jan.  1st,'1903 .... 24 55  $6,872 86  Improvements &  equipments. ..$i,ioo 75  Interest on loan.      14006  General  expense     931  17  Salaries & wages 1,615-40  Drugs.....   ...      393 10  Fuel.''..'. . ......      437  10  Water & Light..      174 70  Supplies. ..    1*240 57  Accounts audited  for payment...     234 41 ���  Uncollected sub-  criptions...'...    350 00   ,  Accounts receivable      244 20  Cash   on   hand  Dec. 31, 1903       11 46   ���$6,872 86  J. L. Martin, Sec.-Treas.  The Grip Leaves Thousands k its Path  Weak, Nervous, Dyspeptic,^Catarrh  THE MASTER MECHANIC'S PORK  TAR SOAP heals and softens the skin, while  promptly cleansing it of grease, oil, rust, etc.  Invaluable Tor mechanics, farmers, sportsmen.  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At the office of the Assessor at the Court House  at the City of Rossland, on the fourteenth dav of  March, 1904, at the hour often o'clock in the forenoon.  ;.     CHARLES R. HAMILTON,  Judge of the Court of Revision and Appeals.  Rossland, B. C, February 9th, 1904.  MINERAL ACT.  Certificate op Improvements.  NOTICE.  Riverside Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Greenwood Miuii's Division ol  Yale District.  Where located���On Horseshoe Mountain.  TAKE NOTICE, that I, Albert E. Ashcroft  free miner's oenificate No. Bs5a;9, nctiug a  agent for Samuel T, Larsen, free miner's ceitifi  cate No. B418S1, and V. R. Swanson, free miner'  certificate No. 841873. intend,sixty days from th  date hereof, to appiy to the Mining Recorder fo  a Certificate of improvements, for the purpose if  obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, und  section y, must be commenced before the iss  ance of such Cettificale of Improvements.  Dated this id day of January, A. D. 1904.  ALBERT K. ASHCROFT.  MINERAL ACT, 1896.  Certificate of Improvements.  Notice.  Red Warrior Mineral Claim situate in the Green-  woo.' Mining Division of Yale District.  Where located, at the head of Nicholson creek  West Copper camp.  Take notice that I.Albert E. Ashcroft. K. M.  C. No. B55379, acting as agent for Robert Marklu  Free Miner's CertiScate No. B41791, intend  sixty days from the dnte hereof, to apply to the  Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improve  ments, Tor the purpose of obtaining a Croww  Grant of theobove claim.  Andlurthcr take notice that action, under sec  tlon 37,must be commenced before the issuance ol  such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this aist day of October, 1903,  ALBERT K. ABHOKOFT, P. L. S,  THE   $RIP LEAVES     ^Nia  v,        THOUSANDS SN ITS     j/M  *���*-   PATH WEAK* MEmfOUSSjp  M.^ DYSPEPTIC CATARRH WRECKS  --Jfes;  ray  From A'ew York Journal.  "jjurii:j the recent Grip ef>i~  dtmic claiming a million victims or more, the efficiency of J'eruna  in quickly relieving this malady and  its after-effects has been the talk of the  continent."   ���  LIKB A DKS10X grin 1ms crossed our  country, leaving behind m;ores ot  phynleal wrockw,  Victims of catarrh of tJio liomt, catarrh  of the.', throat, catarrh of tho lungs,  catarrh of the stomach, catarrli of tho  kidneys, catarrh of tho nclvic organs,  sro'lo bo counted by hundreds of thousands. Grip is epidemic catarrh, and  sows tho seed of chronic catarrh within  the Kystom.  This is so true that fe>v grip sufferer*  arc able to make a complete' recovery  until they have- used I'eruna.  JTcver in .tho, history of medicine has  1 remedy received such unqualified and  universal eulogies as 1'oruna.  A New York Alderman's Experience.  Hon. Joseph A. riinn, alderman Fifth  District, writes from lot Christopher  street, New York City, as follows:  "When a pestilonco overtakes our  people we tako precaution as a nation to  preserve the citizens against the dread  disease.  ' "La grippe has entered thousands of  our homes this fall, and I noticed that  tho peoplo wiio used Peruna wore quickly restored, while those who depended  on doctor's prescriptions, spent weeks  in recovering, leaving them weak and  emaciated.  " I had a si ^ht attack of la grippe and  at on.je took Peruna, which droro the  ('.'..-.ocuo out of my system in a few days  r.r.d'd:d not-hinder rhofrom pursuing  my dally work.  "I should llko to seo our Board of  Health givo it official recognition and  I'.avo it used gonorally among our poor  tick peoplo in Greater New, York."���  Joseph A. riinn.  IX L. Wallace, a charter member of the  International Barber's Union, writes  from 15 Western avenne, Minneapolis,  Minn.:  "Following a severe attack of la grippe  I seemed to be affected badly all over. I  suffered with a severe backache, indigestion and numerous ills, so I could  neither eat nor sleep, and I thought I  would give up my work, which I could  not afford to do.  "One of my customers who was greatly  helped by Peruna advised me to try it,  and I procured a bottle tho same day. I  used it faithfully and felt a marked improvement. During tho next two months  I took five bottles, and then felt splendid. Now my head is clear, my norves  steady, I enjoy food, and rest well. Peruna has been worth a dollar a dose to  me."���D. I.. Wallace.  Mr. 0. II. Perry, Atchison, Kansas,  writes:  "Again, after repeated trials of yonr  medicines, Peruna and Manalin, I give  this as my expression of tho wonderful  results of your very valuablo medicine  iniU effects in my caso after repeated  trials.    ���        ";���    ���  "First,;it cured mo of chronlo bronchitis of fifteen years' standing by using  two bottles of Peruna in January, 189-1,  and no return of it.  "Af tor I was cured of bronchitis I had  la grippo every winter for several winters. But, through tho use of Peruna,  it got gradually weaker in its sovority,  until it dwindled down to a mere stupor  for two or throe days. Now tho stupor  docs not trouble me any more."���O. II  Perry.  A Congressman's Experience.  House of Representatives,  Washington, D. C.  Peruna Medicine Co., Columbus, Ohio.  Gentlemen���"I am more than satisfied  with Peruna, and find it to bo an excellent remedy for the grip and catarrh. I  have used it in my family and they all  Join me in recommending it as an excellent remedy." i  Very respectfully,  George H. White.  If you do not derive prompt and satisfactory results from the use of Peruna,  write at once to Dr. Hartman, giving a  full statement of your case and ho will  bo pleased to give you his valuablo advice gratis.  Address Dr. Hartman, President ot  The Hartman Sanitarium, Columbus^  Ohio.  TICKETS  TO ALL POINTS  East and West  VIA.  Great  Northern  Railway  SHORT LINE  St. Paul, Duluth, Minneapolis,  Chicago,  AND ALL POINTS EAST.  Seattle, Victoriajacoma, Portland,  AND ALL PACIFIC COAST  POINTS.  Through Palace and Tourist Sleepers.  Dining and Buffet Smoking.Library.  *}   Fast Trains at Convfnient   *\  / Hours Between /  L SPOKANE & PUGETSOUND L  For rates and folders and full information rpgardine trips call on or address  anv ajtent V. V. & E.or S. F. & N. Rya.  S. G. Ykkkks, H. Brandt,  G.W. P.A., C. P ctT. A.,  Seattle, Wash. 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'tis  .."J  ���- ������"������iw��-;yr  AO"' \."  ~ It   -. *  T-T5'  .��'j  ���  ��� -J1-  t  '�� 1  '."������   .n  ������"��jc��i  1�� *  ** THE PHOENIX PIONEER  .1  7  J  3  i  i  I  ?:1  "     '&1  -If  a a  ** a  "' SI  /',  (Sfi  '  z>  ,jp  r<.  ,41  \ ,  fev  f  ?f ���<  9  L"V  * P  ��� ,<.  *JE  |t' "���'  7?  51  5*  I  I  III  I  w  Special  Illustrated  ���^������HflUtMMai^saHMisWKsaaisMaasMMssssliMaMMmMsMMW  Issue  Of the  Phoenix  Pioneer  Sixty Pages and Cover, So Illustrations about all the Working  Mines and Smelters of the Boundary with a specially engraved Map  of the Boundary Country.  Price 25c.        ���        Pioneer Pub. Co.,  riiouNix,  n ��;.  BRIEF NEWS NOTES  MATTERS OF GEN-  ERAL INTEREST  TO   PHOENICIANS  Dr. Mathison, dentist.  For Internationa) Coal stock see J.  L. Martin.  Mrs. Charlotte Crawford is spending  a month in Seattle.  The ladies of Eholt gave a Leap  Year ball last night.  Mayor G. W. Rumberger visited  Spokane last Monday.  Dr. G. S. Gordon was a passenger  for Spokane last Saturday.  Jay P. Graves returned to Grand  and Spokane last Saturday.  Wm. Volen Williams visited the  mines of Summit camp last Monday.  David R. McElmon of Eholt, has  been gazetted as justice of the peace.  James McGregor, government  min  ing inspector, was in the  city yesterday.  Rtv. J. D. P. Knox, of Greenwood,  spent a couple of days in the city this  week.,  Dr. Mathison, dentist, will be at his  office, Bank block, from March 10th  to 14th.  White Brothers have succeeded J.  L. White in the drug business at Greenwood.  James Milner, the photographer, is  again at his old stand near the school  house.  Phoenix now enjoys as much snow  as it did last winter, and that is noi  saying a little.  Greenwood & Knapp have started  in business as the Union Laundry, on  Knob Hill avenue.  The Fraternal Order of Eagles at  Grand-Forks initiated 35 members  last Monday night.  George A.'^FraserJ M., L., A.,' has  returned "to'the Boundary from the  egislative halls at Victoria.  For large-returns'and good dividends buy.International Coal stock of  J.iL. Martin, Phoenix, B. C.  The salaries of the, city clerk and  treasurer of Grand Forks are to be reduced," in the'interest of economy.  Geo. E. Dey, C. P. R. time inspect-  or,for the'Boundary, spent last Sunday with his brother in Rossland.  C. S. SIawsoh,'of Spokane, who is  interested in the Athelstan-Jackpot, iiv  Wellington camp, was in 'the city last  Monday."    \'  Rev. \V. A. Robins, of Greenwood,  will ,hold services tomorrow at eleven  ln;St. John's Anglican church, followed  by communion. ,  Chief * Electrician Lane, of the  Granby smelter, came up Monday and  spent two or three days in Boundary's  chief mining camp.  Dr. Simmons, dentist, Boyle block,  March 13 to 16.  For Rent���One suite housekeeping  apartments for rent reasonably at the  Miner block.  Put Welch Crrtlng Outfit Coming.  The Grand Forks Sun this week  states that it is persistently rumored  that the Phoenix branch of the V. V.  & E. will be commenced soon. Several  parties in the city, recent arrivals from  Kalispell, Mont'., state that Welch's  grading outfit is making preparations  to move camp to Grand Forks early in  April.  Challenge.  I hereby challenge John Graham, of  Hartford, Jet., to skate me on Phoe-  ni\ Skating Rink, any distance from  twenty-five to 60 laps, on the night of  March 5th, 1904, for the sum of fifty  dollars ($50.00) which sum is deposited with I). J. Matheson, postmaster  at Phoenix.  Stuart Hudson.  Phoenix, B. C, Feb. 27, 1904.  Ska Hog Challenge.  -1 hereby challenge Isaac Crawford  for a skating race, to take place at the  Phoenix Skating Rink, March nth,  on the occasion of the benefit for the  Phoenix General Hospital, for $25 a  side, and I will undertake to skate 20  laps of the rink to rS by Mr. Crawford.  W. J. Prendergast.  Lost by Cap Morrison, between  upper and lower town, on evening of  Feb. 17th, wallet containing sum of  money. Reward offered for return of  same to Pioneer office or to  T. P. Morrison.  Methodist Special Service;.  Tomorrow special missionary services will, be held in the Methodist  church. Rev.J.H.White, superintendent of British Columbia missions, will  preach morning and evening, and. will  also address the Sunday school in the  alternoon.    Everybody invited.  Honoring St. Patrick.  Thursday evening, March. 17th,  Phoenix,Trades and Labor Council  will give-a St. Patrick's Day ball at  Miner's .Union hall. There will be a  full orchestra in attendance, and the  following general committee will have  charge of the affair: Messrs. E. L. Williams, II. A. Munro, A. F. Berry, Ed.  Brown, Jame; Weir, Senator Macaulay,  P. H. I^icasse, John Riordan, N. Le-  mieux, A. I). McKen/ie, D. Dock-  steader, W. II. Barnett, D. L. Mcln-  tominey, James Marshall, G. W, Mc-  Aulifle, Al. Pion and W. H. Bam  bury.  Curling Results.  Following  are  the  results  of   the  Curling games at  Greenwood last week  Friday.  GREENWOOD  PHOENIX  Hodge  Johnson  Bishop  Warren, skip,  16  Reeves  Dey  Rumberger  Crawford, ski]), 13  Clark  Reeves  Allison  Warren  Dey  Ciawford  Birnie, skip  12  Morrin,  skip    S  Snyder  Falconer  Coulton  Hood  Frith  Thoi nber  Merritt,   ^kip  i?  McNicol, skip 5  Tendency  of tne Times.  ..Printing.-  "That's Our Business  The Job Department of the Phoenix  Pioneer  is fully equipped to turn out the Best Quality of  business  Stock,  Stationery   for any  kind  attention paid to work for Mines  quality, the highest grade  ADDRESS;  The Phoenix Pioneer,  PION EE U B1.0CK,  'PHONE NO. 14.  WHEN"  IN NELSON  Stop at The Hotel  Miaiag Skates   I  r  The New Managei, B. TOM KINS,  has made it the Lending Hotel of the  Kootenays.  For Safe.  Oro Denoio, Granby, Internstlousl Cost  sad Coke Co,  3>   I liave  2 good  houses for sale, prices  reasonable.  Houses, Rooms and Cables to rent.  Hire, Life, Acrli ent and Sickness  Insurance.  Notary Public.  E. Ii. Mortimer,  I'. O. llo* 3j.  Phoenix, II C.  Efryi^fr&te^Sirite*  MEATS  FisH,  Game (��l  Poultry  Greenwood Liquor Co. j   Q. W. Rumberger  W.voi.hSAi.K Dealers in Choicest  Brands of  Wines,  Liquors,  and Cigars  Sole "Bound\rv Agents  . . for . .  Pabst Brewing Co.'s  J r        K  Milwaukee Lager Beer  The Union Meat Co.  Announce* tluit ,111 nji-to (Into Kiilcher Phop Im8 liwn opened  in tin- .McMillan llloi-k, Knob Hill Ave., I'iioenix, ami Hulicith  t)>i a i.|i,iic of iliu pui'lk- |��iliunngi>.  *J    shops at Miicli-od. A In . UNION   M F AT  Cfl  'fi\    Urrciincxti (.rnmll-urksniidi'liociiix, 11. C      UniV/ll   i��i.I-.A\ 1    \*\J.  Also Manufacturers of all  kind1)  Carbonated Beverages.  of  V  Real Estate  i : and Mines  ]     Houses to Rent, City Property for Sale,  i Shares in all the leading mines bought and j  J sold.    Information about Phoenix and the  > Boundary country given on application.  w  Challenge.  I hereby challenge Stuart Hudson,  of Phoenix, B. C, to skate me 20 or  25 laps, on the Phoenix Skating Rink,  for the sum of $50 -or ,$100, on the  night of the. Hospital Ladies' Aid  Benefit, March "11 tb, or on any date  afterwards.' The money has been deposited with David Oxley at the Knob  Hill Hotel. r.  .   John:.L'. Graham.  Phoenix, B. C./Feb.^ioo.!.  Next Tuesday afternoon a special  meeting of the Hospital Ladies' Aid  Society will be held at the resideece of  Mrs, W. G. Fraser. A full attendance  is requested.  It is said that shipments of ore to  the Granby smelter from the Minnie  claim, in Summit camp, being developed by Dr. Averill, will be started in  a couple of months.  -  ���       ��  ' Wednesday and  Thursday  evening  of this week the Salvation Army  held  forth at the  Presbyterian Church,   the  latter being a  musical  entertainment  which was appreciated.  W. P. Tie-may, of Nelson, a C. P.R.  contractor who is well known in the  Boundary, fell 40 feet from a trestle  last week Friday, near Granite, but  will be about again shortly.  Next Monday night a Leap Year  ball will be given at Miner's Union  hall. Each lady and gentleman attending will be entitled to draw for  prizes aggregating $20 in gold.  Dalby B.Morkill, formerly of the Le  Roi office staff, at Ros&jand, will arrive  tomorrow, and assume the position recently vacated in the Granby mines  office here held by Oliver N. Galer.  ' The Quarterly Official Board of the  Methodist church will meet in the parsonage, on Monday evening, Feb. 29,  at 8 p m. Business of vital imorptance  will be transacted. Rev. J. H. White  or Rev. J. F, Betts will prtside.  W. S. Keith, who occupied the  ~ position of assistant superintendent at  the Boundary Falls smelter, has accepted a similar position with Albert  I. Goodell, who is erecting a smelter  at Grant's Pass, Oregon, for a Colorado syndicate.  ��� The members of the Hospital Ladies  Aid Society are arranging to. have a  ladies hockey match on the 11 ih of  March, for the Phoenix General Hospital. The married ladies w'Jl play the  single ladies. ,  A Splendid Publication.  The Boundary chiefly, but all British Columbia as well, owes a debt of  gratitude to the proprietors of the  Phoenix Pioneer for their magnificent  special issue, a copy of which has been  received in this office with great pleasure. The Pioneer's reputation for  general smartness of appearance, and  for plentiful and accuratel data of interest to the mining world, is no ne��  thing to the members of our chief industry; but on this occasion our contemporary has surpassed itself, and  has set a pace which the press of the  largest coast towns will be hard put to  it to beat. '  This special issue is, in excellence  of typographical get-up, in wealth of illustration, and in amazing and interesting variety of information, a most  brilliant advertisement for the city of  Phoenix, for the Boundary district,and  for the province of British Columbia.  A paper showing the enterprise of the  Pioneer does its town and district a service that'cannot be estimated in mere  dollars and cents. It is a living and  enduring testimony to the character of  the people, the wealth of the district,  and the energy and enterprise of the  members of the journalistic fraternity  it is so fortunate as -to possess. We  wish our contemporary the good luck  it so well deserves.���B.,C. Mining Exchange, Vancouver.  A Handsome Special.  The Phoeniv Pioneer and Boundary  Mining Journal, of Phoenix, British  Columbia, has issued a "Boundary  Mining District Number" in which are  described and illustrated the more  prominent mines and reduction plants  of that district. It is a very handsome  number of sixty pages, conveying a  very excellent idea of the progress that  that section of British Columbia  has madt in mining, and does great  creditto its publisher.  Among its many interesting special  articles is one on the Granby mines,  now one of the most important copper  mining properties on the American continent. Another is that of the Snow-  shoe Gold and Copper Mines, Ltd,  and that of the British Columbia Copper Company, Ltd."��� Los Angeles,  Cal., Mining Review.  TI10 tendency of medical science is toward preventive measures. The best  thought of the woi Id is heing given to  tliUMibject. Jt is easier and better to  prevent ilian to enre. It has been fully  demonstrated that pneumonia, one o'f  the most dangerous diseases that medical men have to contend with, <an,be  prevented by the use of OlininbeiIain's  Cough Remedy. Pneumonia always ic-  eultsfroni a cold or an attack of influenza  ���giip, and it lias been obretved that  this iciuedy counteiactR any tendency of  tlieee dieeafes> toward pneumonia. This  has been fully proven in many thousands of cases in which tin's'lemedy  lias been lined dining (he cieat prevalence of colds and grip in r. cent years,  and can be relied upon with implicit  confidence. Pneumonia often results  fiom a siiuht. cold when no danger is ap  preheuded until it is suddenly discoveied  that tiiere is fever and difficulty in  breathing and pains in the chest,/then  it is announced that the patient has  piiemoiiia. P��e on Hip sale Fide and take  Chamberlain's (X ngh Heinedy as soon  as the cold is contracted. It alwavs  cures.   Sold by all di tij-gists.  '  James HcCreath, Peop- a���0*  Church Services  Tomorrow.  St. John's Church of England, Rev.  W. J. Wood, Missionary. Sunday  School, 10 a. m.; Morning Prayer,', n  a. m.; Evening Prayer, 7:30 p. in.;  Everyone cordially invited to attend  any and all services.  'St. Andrews' Presbyterian Church,  Service tomoirow at ri a. m. and  7:36 [>. m. Sunday school and Bible  class at 2:30 p. m. Rev. E. C. \V.  MacColl, B. A., pastor. A cordial  welcome to all.  Methodist���Services at 11 a.m. and  7.30 p. in. at Hardy-McKenzie hall, the  pastor preaching at both services. Sunday School at 2.3 d p. m. A hearty invitation, is extended to oil. Thos.  Green, li. A , pastor.  * B. C. ASSAY and  Chemical Supply Co., Ltd.  VANCOUVER, B.C.  Direct Importers of Assayers' Supplies.  Sole Agents in B. C. for the well-know n  Batiersea Crucibles, Pcorifiers, Muffles,  etc. Selling apenls for the F. \V. IJratin  Co'sSpecialties Cai-y Furnaces, Bin 1 er-,  etc. Merries' Pine Chemicals, Assav M.i-  bor Platinum, Quicksilver, C. P. Add-,  Borax   (.JIuss and all Heavy Chemical-1.  Specialty���Silver free Lead and Litharge.  Complete  A spay Outfits   furnished   at  shott notice.  Satisfaction tiuar.ialci>.l.  ���    ���   ���  j City  I Transfer,  GIVE THE  ..Little Suckers,  A CHANCE!  McRare Bros,    j  .. & Smith I  Knob Hill Ave.  Books,  Stationery,  Newsdealers,  Toys,  Fancy Goods, $  Kodaks and  Cameras,  Office and  School,  Supplies,  Cigars and Tobaccos  Dry Vood tor *,  W. H. DOCKSTEADER,  Residence and Stables at foot of  .Uonilnlou Ave., Phoenix, D C.  1' O. B0X269. 'PhoneNo 40.  Dominion Ave.  Telephone No. 28.  W     Phoenix, B. C.  ;  i  6  1  I  T  t  1  w-*t-w-w-*-w-m-w-m-w-w-w-w- ���-��� -���-���-  THOS- BROWN,  ���DEALER IN���  ���������������;������������������������������������������������������������  THE MILWAUKEE  A familiar name for the Cbicai;", Mi),  waukee & St. Paul Railway, known all  over the Union as the Great Railway  running the "Pioneer Limited" train's  every day and night between fit. Paul  and Chicago, and Omaha and Chicago,  "The only perfect trains in the woiM."  Unileistand: Connection* *ie made  with AH Transcontinental Lines, assuring to passengers (lie best service known.  Luxuiimis coaches, electric lightc, steam  heat, of a verity equaled by no other  line.  .See that your ticket reads via "The  Milwaukee" when going to anv point in  the United States or Canada. 'All ticket  agents sell them.  For rates, pamphlets or other information, address,  R.I  Men's Wear Exclusively,  Invites every man in Phoenix to give  him' a call (and! examine]! goods   Hardy-McKensie Blk.f     Dominion Aye*  phoenix, B. c._  Black's Hotel<   Dominion- Avenue, PHOENIX, li. C.  Ford,  Trav. Pass. Agt.,  , SPOKANE, WX.  H. S. ROWE,  General Ageii ,  PORTCAND, OR  Commodious Sample Rooms  First-Class Dining Room in connection  Har Well Stocked with Choicest Goods,  Most Conveniently Located  Telephone No. 26. W. S. DOYLE, Prop.  AND  ^ Fine Confectionery,  tW<aVW*0  PHOENIX  - SEE WINDOW -  BOYLE,  J  THE  DRUGGIST. T  -��-��-O-��-��-��-��-$-��-��-0-��-  STERLING SILVER  We have recently received  a choice line of Sterling  Silver Goods, of the celebrated Meriden Britannia  Co. make.  No better goods are  manufactured, and the public is invited to call.  Skate Sharpening,  Repairing,  And all kinds of General Re-  paiiing piompily done.  Chas. Sandberg, Phoenix,B.C.  Republic Beer  5c  When you are in Republic look for our sign  Republic Beer.  REPUBLIC BREWING CO.  The special edition of the Phoeni.x  Pioneer is a splendid souvenir of the  Boundary district. Profusely illustrated with its subjects, well treated, it reflects much credit on the publisher,  Mr. W. 13, VVillcox, and will doubtless  bring good results to the district in  whose interests the number was issued.  ���Camborne, B. C, Miner.  GEO. E. DEY,  The Jeweler. Kscb Him, Ave.  The Special Issue of the Phoenix  Pioneer is a credit to the publisher,  as well as the rich, prosperous country  which it represents.���Golden, B. C,  Star.  J. G. LANG,  Provincial Assayer and  Analytical Chemist.  Late Control Assayer for the Len-  ora mine, Mt. Sicker.  From March ist: Gold, $i.oo;Sil'  ver, $r.oo; Gold, Silver and Cop  per, $3.00. Discounts for several  samples sent together.  GREENWOOD, B, C  Open every afternoon 2 to 4.  Evenings, 7:3010 to, Ironsides time  Good comfortable waiting rooms.  If you are looking for friends you  will find them at the rink.  ��� SKATE SHARPENING ���  receives our best attention, and as we  have a first-class outfit of carborundum  wheels warranted to not draw temper,  it leaves our work second to none.  SKATES TO RENT.  SKATES REPAIRED. ~   "      '  'Phone 10A.  .. Make Ideal Winter Garments  1 ������_���_^__������| ! [_|TTrr..||       |||M   >           ^___^^______  We have a large selection of  PRENDERGAST Sr IVfUNRO,  proprietors,  Hospital Donations  Lidt of Donations received since Jan  1st, 1904, to the Phoenix General Hos  pital:  Cnsh $100 Clements.Houghton, Boston  "   $5 00 A Friend  1   $20.00    ��.     a  Mdse. {13.00  �����      1  Cash *5 00 jij. Strutiel  At prices ranging from $7 to $47  Also, Ties,  Suspenders,   Silk  Handkerchiefs, Mufflers, etc.  See our stock before purchasing elsewhere  The  Dominion Avenue, *;, PftoQnJx  fi  IS  ML  r*\  ��-*��  vimrtffk I  * \

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