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The Phoenix Pioneer and Boundary Mining Journal Feb 24, 1912

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 AND  BOUNDARY MINING JOURNAL  THIRTEENTH YEAR  PHOENIX, B. C, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1912  Phoenix to Build New Skating Rink Your  M  < ���  %'  See our Window  for  flew Spring  City Council Donates $1,000 Towards Building New Skating and Curling Rink���Rink to be in Operation for  v Coming Season���Action of Council Receives Strong Support from Residents.  We are authoritatively informed that the Phoenix City Council have decided  to donate a thousand dollars to-  wards the construction of a combined skating and curling rink.    The council have not as yet passed the appropriation  but the above item of news will no doubt be confirmed at the next meeting- of the city fathers. N '  The action ofthe municipal authorities is a most praiseworthy one, and will  no doubt receive the  approval of  every ratepayer and resident in the community.     The present structure, which has done such excellent service in  providing winter amusement for Phoenicians could never be classed as ornamental, and has provoked a broadened smile on  the face of many of our visitors.. What steps will be taken to raise the remainder of the  building fund  has not as yet  been announced, and unless we mistake the spirit which has influenced  the council,in  the  matter of an appropriation  there will,be little difficulty in ^finding the money. '  Guests  Know  They are getting the Beat  Beer brewed when yo*  serve  Phoenix  in  Exploring for New Placers  Commencing a search-Tor rich de'.  posits of placer gold which are believed to be located in unexplored  territory of northern British Columbia, four experienced prospectors,  headed by Albert R. Young:, left on  the Canadian Pacific steamer Princess May, on her last trip north for  Prince Rupert. J. A. Pierce and  two Alaskan   " sour doughs " com-  PHOENIX SECURES  $2,000 APPROPRIATION  Ernest Miller, M.P.P., Secures  Handsome Appropriation���Increase of$l,000.  Hats  A   communication   was   received  this week from Ernest Miller, repre-  ,  , , sentative   for Grand   Forks  in   the  pose the rest   ofthe party, which is   p.,,,,;,,-;,,   r =~:ii�����        .u . i. \.  ,     , ��� v     ���" rroy ncial   Legislature, that he has  backed by a   Hazelton syndicate , of L,,,.,,,.   .-       ���      '  .  ���  .      '      ��� I succeeded ; in   : securing-an  appro-  mining experts.  Practically; all of the syndicate are  former " sour doughs,".who have  covered Alaska and most of the  Yukon districts during the gold excitement in company with Mr.  Young, in whom they have the  greatest confidence.  The party will follow the Stikene  river to its headwaters and then will  travel to Telegraph creek. They  will outfit, at the Hudson Bay post  on Telegraph creek instead of at the  start, in order to  cover the distance  priation in this year's estimates of  $2000 dollarsfor this city in lieu of  the two per cent tax on ore from  the local mines. Last year the  grant amounted to $1000, but  chiefly owing to' the strong representations of Mr. Miller on behalf of  ^his' city, the grant has been increased this year, to $2000. A resolution calling the member's attention to the need of a new road to  Grand Forks has, also been promptly attended to, a communication bnl Intermediate Match  the  matter, having    been    received! ' The roatch between  the local in-  B. C. Copper Directors Elected  August Heckscher and Joseph H.  Seaman," both of New York, have  been elected directors of the British  Columbia Copper company, thereby  filling the two vacancies caused by  death of Edwin Hawley and F. L.  Sommer. Mr. Sommer was also  vice-president, but two directors will  now hold that position���Charles H.  Burke and C. A. Starbuck. Retiring directors were reelected at the  stockholders' annual meeting held  this week in West Virginia.  Options to purchase the following  claims have been secured: "Copper"  and "Riverside" claims in Franklin  camp; Voight property near Princeton, N. J.; "L. H." claim in Slocan  district; and Greyhound claim in  Deadwood camp. Exploration work  has been started on the Voight  claim, upon which a small initial  payment has been made.  B. C Mining^T)  Iftv:  son  Oi \ -.MATHESON  v<* J'i- ..: ^..ihturftneft Amnt  FIDELITY BONDS, PLATE GLASS.  COMMISSIONER FOR TAKING  AFFIDAVITS  The Princeton Coal & Land company sent about 500 lbs. of lump  C?J?1 to the Spokane convention for  exhibition purposes.  Ore is being rawhided from the  Utica mine to Kaslo at the rate of  40 tons a week, and the total shipments for the winter so far have  been 300 tons.  Miners in the employ of the Consolidated Mining and Smelting company, Trail, have been despatched  to the recent galena discovery on'  Siwash creek, a tributary of five-  mile. It is near the line of the  Kettle Valley railway, Engineer  Colley is in charge of operations.  11 is reported that parties are buying all. the ground between the  Payne and the Rambler-Cariboo  mines, in the Slocan district, and  that plans are under way for a  merger of the Rambler-Cariboo,  Extension,     Payne   * and  It is rich but not heavy���'  and just enough ofthe delicious   appetizing   flavor  of hops without the  excessive bitter.  ORDER A CASE TODAY  'PHONE 23  PHOENIX BREWING CO.,  LIMITED  Plumbing and  TinsmithSny  Stoves Made, Relined  and Repaired.  Don't   put  off till   tomorrow  what  you   should   do  today! *  We are now in a position to'  turn turn out  1 Rambler  more quickly in the  absence o,f very   to the   effect that ,he   petUlon is re. 1 termediates and  tbe  buddinK pupW- .  heavy loads . . .  ,. , .^ ���   ,,-   1 giving-rthe^vemme��Vs- ^eSoii_\*��_��*<* Greenwood.W. faWly^A*1^ *e�� P'operU^    -      ,  . - i.  The expedition secured a fine team l._tVentionTin flat we undentand that)**<4*f&j ;th��_!ptt'n_9t��TS^o^W^u?\..'-npie steady.io^e.^ i��� .Ob^^.  tH*,r   a  report 'frpm'E.'sSp'raggett, .road\^^~.^n,i,.Kivi.nB    promise' of   soon^tity orconcent^tes ^g!p��?a b-trrortt  superintendent, has been ordered by  FIRE,.>LIFEjAN0,  ACCIDENT/  of.sixteen dogs and, a sled,;for,their  trip into the interior. The early  start was made so that advantage  could be   taken   of  the   snow crust  Hon.     Thos.   Taylor,   Minister   of  Public   Works.       .That Mr.   Miller  of   winter.     The   members   of  f the ears   of those    in  authority   i? a  being able to take ' their places j Hedley indicate that'tbe' ores is be-1  among the senior sevens. It is re- coming more heavily mineralized all  g-retable that more spectators were j the time, and indicates further that  F.R_T-OUK��g WORK  ^HaB^WM>>��a��Hiaini|rit___HHw  at Prices that will suit'your  -V-���\'j. ^v*'_  :  PjockMbG^5^C_lV'^_o_e^lO'. '*-\ '^M&  lk_J_i^^_^.*^fes__l^^��i^^a  "thoneS^  for   travel   before    the  breaking-   ��P   has  been   so  successful . In  gaining   not on hand to encourage the tyros, J the Great   Northern  frel&ht receipts   tHm      ��a.OWO#��   TTOIVI?  ���.-'  as   a   crop    of    locally    raised    boys [from this camp are showing   a    cor-  Ipnrty expect to be on tlie grroundyby Lratijy.ng,   evidence that   he   is   the / wc"*/d prove a   valuable asset to the j responding.increase.      In alt   proba-  /the   time the   .snow    beR-ins to  melt, J r;ght man in the right place, espcci-   town,    besides   creating- a powerful   bility   another    tube    mill    will' be j  duabmiv     R   r��  /and the explorers expect to discover/   ,,        . .       tn.im.ndmn '^nnn   j interest   in   our winter  g-ame.     The   added to  the   present   equipment oft��,  PHOENlAi    ��. CI r *"    \ any.nnen -toe   tremendous  prepon-I .  ,     . . / <-��,��, w_.ii.,., r-   ���_������������� ,   / For au easy onare, ocyjisn flyaircui  | something   to   reward   them   before Jdfh-     nartv :���   the hnn��. ���'��   teams   were     evenly    matched   and   the Hedley Gold Mining-  company's   r>  e      u-      \* ,     .  I - laemnccottiis  part> in   tne nouse is ���        ..-     ��� j        L������n       ��� ���       ~.      ���  ,fT . .     Refreshing Massage, or an Invigor-  (lous to give   a g-ood ac- / stamp   mill.      The   tailings   loss   is I   ^-       ,-..- ./ .  ..       ���  Wliy Mot Grasp  this Opportunity  If You have K-* a few Dollars that are Not Working-,  put them to Work in  Greater  Vancouver  J the year is up,  f The venture is founded on reports made by Mr. Voting of a previous prospecting trip into the  Dease lake country and north to  the border of the province. It is  said that rich deposits of placer  gold have been indicated by the  finds of prospectors some years ago.  The section to be visited bas been  examined less than any other part  of the west coast. Until a few-  years ago even government maps  marked this region as having never  been visited except by Indian trappers .and hunters.  ' taken into account with   its   conse-  ' those applying for recognition.  % i  WHY?  Because Vancouver is destined to become the greatest city of  the Pacific coast, and a few dollars judiciously invested NOW���  in or near Vancouver is bound to bring you handsome results in a  very short time.  1 can give you a "Square Deal" on some of the most favorably located lots in Burnaby, New Westminster, and the New  Townsite of Coquitlam.  Prsoes on Lots from $150 up  Ttjrmo from ��B to S60 down, per Lot. and from 95 to  ��20 per Month until paid;  or Quarter down,  balance in 6, 12 and 18 Months, or  Five Per Oent off for Cash.  It will be to.your intetest to look over my list, and let me  talk this matter over with you before buying elsewhere.  Remember, I have recently obtained the sole agency for the  Coquitlam Terminal Company, Ltd., for this district.  The shrewdest business men of the country  are  investing in  Coquitlam.  Now is the time to get busy, and  buy a  lot in what  will be  - the business part of the New Townsite in a short time. Prices  arc liable to ad'-ance very soon. Buy now while the prices are  moderate.  SELLING. AGENT FOR THIS DI ST RICT  Catholic Church Whist Party  The whist party given by the  ladies of the Catholic church, on  Thursday of last week, was as usual  attended with the success that generally crown those ladies' efforts on  behalf of their church. There was  a very large attendance of the;r  friends and every stage of the whist  drive was keenly contested. The  Phoenix Harmony Orchestra was  in attendance, their selections contributing greatly to the enjoyment  of all those present. It was a  M'Donalds' night, for no less than  three of the four prizes fell to members of that clan. Tbe lady's'first  was won by Miss Etta Murray and  the gentleman's prize fell to D. J.  M'Donald, while the lady's consolation present was given to Mrs.  Frank M'Donald, another o' that  important ilk, D. A. M'Donald,  capturing the gent's booby prize. A  tasty array of refreshments were  served during the evening.  B. C. Copper Treatment  The B. C. Columbia company's  smelter treated 13,345 tons of ore  this week, as follows: Mother Lode,  8,497; Rawhide, 4341; Wellington,  95; Athelstan, 38; Emma, 146;  others, 228.  The Victoria Cat club are arranging for an exhibition to be held in  the near future. All the old cats in  Victoria will be present.  Rev. L. B. Lee Entertains  On Tuesday evening, the Rev. L.  ��� B. Lee of St. John's church, entertained the Women's Auxiliary, members of the congregation and a number of friends to a social in the  lodgeroom of the Miners' Union  hall. Naturally the number of invitations were necessarily curtailed,  and about 100 were present. The  proceedings commenced with a short  address by the rector in which he  expressed his thanks for the many  kindnesses he had received since his  arrival in the camp, not only from  those of his own nation, but also  those of other nationalities. He also heartily thanked all those who  had volunteered in any way their  services that evening. He trusted  that the good feeling and kindly  spirit would long continue. A program of music, (instrumental and  vocal) followed, Werner's orchestra  rendering the opening selection.  Pianoforte selections and songs were  contributed by Mrs. Richard, Mrs.  Bellis, Mrs. Hawthorn, Miss Bate-  man, Miss Brewster and Miss Pope;  the following gentlemen ably assisting with songs and duets: Messrs.  McCarrirrion, Richard and Roberts.  Two pupils of Professor Werner,  Fred and Dora Wilkinson, entertained the company with a violin  duet, the former accompanying on  the piano. A dance followed the  concert and refreshments were  served during the evening.  teams   w ere  seemed   anxious to give   a good  count of themselves. Referee Davidson was of course obliged to keep a  watchful   eye   on them, and any infraction   of the   rules was promptly  noted and   the  requisite   amount of  punishment served out.      The great  number   of offsides  was   of course  expected and  made the  game seem  slow   to the   onlookers.     With  the  exception   of  an    accident   to   Roy  Clark, who sustained a nasty cut on  the forehead, the game passed without any   accidents,   although   there  were some  bad sprawling croppers.  The  latter   part   of  the   game was  played   with  six   aside,   the Greenwood boys very generously dropping  one of their men through the inability of Roy Clark  to continue in the  game.      The   match   resulted   in   a  win for Phoenix, the  final  score being 6 to 5 in their favor.  Berber Shop  an Easy Shave, Stylish Haircut  stamp   mill.      The   tailings   loss   ist  'very  small   now   but  with   another!  tube -mill to slime more ofthe sands |  it may   be   cut   still   finer.���Hedley  Gazette.  a ting Shampoo.      New and  Up-to-  Dafe is every particular.  C. A.  Best, Prop  Boundary Ore Tonnages  Following are the returns of the  output of the mines and smelters of  the Boundary district for the week  ending Feb. 22, and year to date:  Granby 21,958    170,897  Mother Lode    8,142      61,773  Rawhide    4,416        7,534  Jack Pot       275        2,848  Athelstan        24 251  Others       272        1,444  SMELTER TONNAGES  Granby 23,045   214,595  B. C. Copper Co... 13,345     79,127  Phoenix Wins Last Game  The last  match  of the Boundary  League series   took place  on Wednesday  at Greenwood, the   Phoenix  team being  the  visitors.     The first  period of play was pleasant  to look  at, the dash   and  go of both teams  affording    an   interesting   spectacle  and  awakening  memories  of other  days   in   the   history   of   Boundary  hockey.       Evidently   the   gait   was  too speedy to last and the spectators  were    rather   disappointed   at   the  rapid falling away of Greenwood in  the two   succeeding periods of play,  the absence   of Lynn on   tbe Greenwood line-up being noticeably felt.  Of the two latter divisions the third  period was the best, the Greenwood  boys making a brave rally and lighting  gamely    to   the   finish    which  resulted   in  a   score of   10   to   3 in  favor of Phoenix.     During the first  part the score stood   at 2-0 in favor  ofthe   visitors,   while   the   score in  the   second   period   of play   rose to  S-0   in   favor   of  Phoenix.       E.   E.  Warren   refereed the   game   lo the  satisfaction of all concerned.  EXCELLENT LINE OF  Blue  its  worth $30, now selling at  Can You Afford to Overlook This ?  All of the snow sheds between  Field and Kamloops are to be rebuilt.  ova  cotia  nit G-oods  at the very lowest Prices. A call  of Inspection Invited. No trouble  to show YOU the goods.  7B_f~_  1 ���irajcignl tl V"-? Wat IfMil^Wri^MilTft ff !_MaVlG-&aKkti*V_KM_*!!i  .a.--HrSr*W*W-.-F       _  gp^^tjJ^KSps;  >_W* f ^ii  a-jflUhr&V  :#>-al^j_ii!^rW  ^^��^-^A[��-j_g���>-)]_ll-_|n�� sv^  <arJit|��WV .      i >   '  SO1     v  THE   PIONEER,    PHOENIX,   BBST_$H   COLUMBIA.  ._. i _ j 'i'  Stomach Blood and  Liver Troubles  Much ���icknesa Btarts with weak stomach, and consequent  poor, impoverished blood. Nervous and pale-people lack  good, rich, red blood. Their stomachs need invigorating  tor, after sU, s ssss es= be no stronger than his stomach.  A remedy that makes the stomach strong and the liver  aotive, makes rich red blood and overcomes and drives  out disease-producing bacteria and cures a whole multitude oi diseases.  Get* rid ot your Stomach Weakness and  Liver Laziness] by taklni a course ot  Or, Pierce'a Golden Medical Discovery  ' ���the treat Stomach Restorative, Liver  lavi&orator and  Blood  Cleanser.  You can't  afford   to accept any medicine of   unknown ���  competition as a substitute'for "Golden Medical Discov-  ,    ery," which is a medicine Or* known composition, having  a complete list of ingredients in plain English on its bot-  ' tie-wrapper, same being attested as correct under oath.  Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellet* regulate and Invigorate Stomach,  Liver arid Bowels.  YourMilk Supply  Should come from healthy and vigorous Stock,  handled in ^CLEANLY AND SANITARY  jmanner. ^Separated .Cream insures purity and  quality.   , The Dairy produces both.  THE PHOENIX PIONEER  issued weekly  at Phoenix, British Columbia  Subscription, 2.00 per year  2.50 to'United States.  .   G. Kay, Publisher.  ADVERTISING SCALE  Application for Liquor Licence (JOdajs) . $fl.00  Certificate ot Iinproi einent notice (0UdayB)?7.50  Application to IHiiehuhoLund notices (00 dajtf)    .   .?7.60  Delinquent Co ov. net- notices (90 days)       Slll.OO  ��itih.11 Water Notices (SO days) $7.fi0  . All other legal udi ertlKinu,1 J2 cents a line,  single column, for tho first Insertion; and 8  cents a lino for each subs-etjuent insertion, non-  paiell measurement.  Saturday, Feu. 24," 1912  THE   DAIRY      J. W. Han nam, Prop.  Carpets, Rugs and Mattings  Bvery'home-maker/every' Hotel proprietor, should promptly take advantage  of  the  great savings.     You are to keep in mind  that  our quotations are on all Fall stock���no old goods, no job-  .,"'.*    lots   nor;;'auction" ,-gbdds.      'Dependability   is   our  watchword  and  in  buying floor coverings,  per-  ' haps more than any other dry goods line, it  is necessary  to have confidence in  the  '.  y \     \**quality <of tthe "goods   and  in the  < - seller of'the goods.  , '" ���, * (PAlli. TODAY AND EXAMINE THESE GOODS.  lis,  V  G. F. Edwards,  Furniture Dealer  and Undertaker  QUEEN'S HOTEL  ^ .. R. V. pHISHOLM^Prop.  -,> m r DANNY -DEANE,"Manager.  likJ'.fJr <*K V^tsv * C'f ��=^s;; AjThis-is the Largest and Newest Hotel in the city, pai_ to calling the mining investor's  ^^���^^^^^^^^^^^^b^^'^,sis^m* .anc* wel1 fu,r.nish?��i thoughoutlattention( to the -settled portions o  S^-i^CCl?^^ o�� the public'  , Everything I this country "and thereby keeping pi  BBS  idSpi>-to-lSftte.;���MeaW. served ,aHthe map  ���mf-rrjJA^ '*?   #<->��� \�� -V-     t ,v \V,esthat  BW'Stocked with Choicest Liquors and Cigars  OENTRALLY LOCATED  ON CORNER  Reported Decline of Mining  The statement recently made by  the provincial metalluigist before  the western branch of the Canadian  Mining Institute that the mining industry   of  this    piovince  shows   a  marked decline, will no doubt come  i  as a   surprise   to   many.      That the  mining industry   of  a new   country  like British  Columbia  should  come  to a standstill would   be quite sufficient to   create   alarm, but   that the  chief industry ofthe province should  exhibit signs   of a decline is  almost  beyond    belief.       But   even    if   we  dismiss   the   statement   as. absurd,  the fact remains that the mining industry of British Columbia does not  show the  progress   that  one would  expect.  One factor which may have exerted an adverse influence on our  mining might be found in the absolute ignorance of the major  portion of our population of the  mining resources ot the province,  coupled with the total absence in  British Columbia of any institution  where a knowledge of all the  sciences appertaining to mines and  mining could be obtained. The  government is wisely energetic in  its' efforts to induce the mining  capitalist to invest, here, but their  efforts in that direction do.not appear to be crowned with the success that they undoubtedly deserve.  In this connection one is inclined to  suggest that more attention be  paid to calling the mining investor's  ' '"- " " ' of  on  such���btowns"and' communi-  the house should adopt unanimously. He could hardly have expected  his suggestion to be taken seriously,  for he asked the.house to " express  regret at the absence' of any assurance from the premier of Canada  that any legislation passed by this  house for the purpose of regulating  immigration   into British Columbia  f ^ . ^  will not be disallowed by his government." Mr. Brewster must himself  have realized on consideration that  such a proposal is preposterous.  What he practically asked the house  to say was, that it regretted that  Mr. Borden had not given the local  legislature carte blanche in this important matter. He surely could  not have expected Mr. Borden to  say to Mr. McBride: "Go on and  pass liny exclusion law you like and  I will guarantee that it shall not be  interfered with." That would be  too absurd, and being absurd it  completely destroys the whole effect  of Mr. Brewster's speech, for it  shows that he was seeking only to  make political capital. The latter  part of his resolution is, a mere  waste of words for it means nothing  more than what Mr. Borden has  promised already.  After a trial lasting two days, before Judge Swanson, Neil and W.  Pinkerton we're found guilty of robbing a man, at Sicamous. . They  were both sentenced to 18 months'  imprisonment.  E. E. Jacobs on Mine Death Rate  For the good name of the province, says the Vict'oria Times,  which the insurance journals claim  has the highest death rate for  miners in all America, E. E. Jacobs  entered into an explanation into the  matter on Saturday last at a meeting of the western branch of the  Canadian Mining Institute. The  average rate for all America of fatal  accidents among miners is 3.5(? per  thousand. It has been claimed the  past ten years that British Columbia's average would show 9.21 per  thousand. Mr. Jacobs showed that  this calculation was arrived at by  counting in the disastrous years of  1901 and 1902 when the rates were  26.67 and 34.65 and leaving out the  year 1911 when the rate was three  per cent. By bringing the ten  year period up to date he showed  that British Columbia's rate sank  down io seven pet cent and if the  comparison was made by five year  periods then British Columbia's late  became one of the best of all. For  several years past, Mr. Jacobs explained, special efforts had been  made in this province to protect the  lives of its miners and in conse  quence the death toll had been  greatly diminished, being only 3.61  in 1910 and about three per thousand last year.  DEATH HOVERS ABOUT  A NEGLECTED GOLD  Statistics tellof the awful ravages  of colds in the Fall, Season.  Trifling-at the outset, serious in a  few days, fatal in the end.  Carelessness in dealing with  colds is a criminal dallying with  death. Fight the cold at its  inception and it is vanquished.  Tar is a great healing agent, one  of the oldest, surest, safest known.  Cod Liver Oil has world wide use  for all weakening and wasting  diseases.  Mathieu's Syrup of Tar and  Cod/Uver Oil is the most scientific  combination of these two remedies  and is the greatest cold preventing  and cold curing remedy ever,  known. Its benefits are instantaneous, its results are'marvellous.  Large bottle costs only 35 cents.  Sold everywhere.  When headache ��nd fe��r are prtfeat with  _ cold lake Mathieu's Nervine Powden to  reduce the fever and allay "the pain, lloth  preparation* are aold by dealer* wecywjiere.  V. iTMathleu Co..Propa-Sherbrooke. Uuc. <_)  at are already established andl msTRiBOTORS for western Canada  11 o  Foley Bros. Larson & Co.,  (INCORPORATED)  BRIOQE.AND  KNOB j HILL.  provided with transportation.     The  opposite, however, appears to be the  *VENOE N /policy of those  responsible, and ex-/ Winnipeg,  Edmonton,   Vancouver,  Steam Heated, Electric/tra   special efforts   at   pres-ent seem/ Saskatoon.  to   be  made to divert   the  flow   of J.  Lighting:.  Telephone 48 and 26  (  ��� j.      - *        "a.  :'/������*' f   r  aWV *  aWo   '   '  l,Vv ��� t  ,A,j'   ,  Iv*  ..   T^.-JfyFy*'f- *  ���'-'     fl^-ii  li'*.?"' i^HrVPfJ *T  It's Worth Something  ^ To be able to select your clothes where there's nothing but  good'quality to choose from : and variety enough for evary  man. If I canqot suit you with a Ready-to-Wear, you can  have a suit made specially for youVx I "have a big iine of  samples to choose from. It's a pleasure to show them, they  they are so good. %.''.', \ .    '     .    .  A full line of Shirts, Underwear, Hats, etc., carried.    .   ���i  "T.   , ��  TIlOS.  BrOWIl      JWIem's Wear Exclusively  mining capital to the uninhabitedI  stretches of the north. It would  appear that some effort should be  made to advertise a little more the  immense mining possibilities of the  country adjacent to Phoenix and  Greenwood. No where else in the  province can be found more likely  looking prospects than those that  dot the - area around these two  towns. fThe large deposits of low-  grade copper-gold ore lying but a  few hundred yards from the Phoenix  city hall might with profit be included in a government advertising  scheme.  Mackenzie   King's Suggestion.  Addressing the Literary Society  of McMaster University at its ninth  annual .banquet, Hon. Mackenzie  King expressed the opinion that the  time had come when Canadians  should have a share in the consular  and diplomatic service of the Empire.  The above .suggestion has been  advanced for some years by many  of the public men of Canada and  undoubtedly has many points to recommend it, but that the same  scheme should receive the endorsement of Mr. King is nothing short  of remarkable. This gentleman held  the appointment of Minister of  Labor in the. late Laurier administration, a government which consistently refused to make any outlay for Empire defence unless the  Canadian government controlled the  spending of the moneys. It is not  our intention to draw a parallel, but  it does seem strange that one of that  self-same' cabinet should, advocate  the entrance into the Imperial consular and diplomatic service of  Canadians, especially when we take  into account the fact that all their  salaries (and there are some fat  ones) would all come out of the al-  I ready over-taxed British ratepayers'  i_i_i:J1ir ___  iy',!;}Y��v<VM  glBOfi  GOUDRON  -rr���  mtUILB DE  F0IEDEM0RUE  Wair.��rt-. t U  ii  MATHIEirS  Syrup of Tar  COD LIVER OH  Mathieu's Syrup  ol lar and Cod Liver Oil  not only stops a cough but cures  it. Its tonic and restorative  properties enable the system to  permanently throw off a cold.  35c for large bottle.  Sold everywhere.  J. I,. MATHIKU CO . rrop..      SHBRDROOKE.  MATHIEUSSYRUP  iCODLIVEB   OIL,  DISTKIUUTOKS TOR WKSTBItN CANADA ,'"   J-'i  FOLEY BROTHERS, LARSON & COMPANY, Inc.  WINNIPEG. KDMONTON, VANCOUVER, SASKATOON.  Sores from Elbow  to Fingers.  Zam-Buk Worked a Miracle of  Healing. <  Reverend Gentleman Fully Corroborates.  Water Notice.  I pockets.  ;a&*&^  ' _ ���&* * rr/ X  :rr  Royal  FINEST GRADE OF CIGARS  1 ^^^M����uWflD  tOE OB-AM  AMP SOFT DRINKS  .IN  THE BOUNDARY  Billiard  1 ; Parlors  OE-EBRATED  C��sgr����e & McAstocker,  s.  &MM*..-.PSH BUTTER AND EGGS!  Having made ^^t^ we will  '_e:ra:_ position',&iuj$\shypji'.,^tth_,,Or��aLrri|:',Fre8h Butter  'and EgfSTSa  ' Send.in your, oirider "early, so we may be able to  )&ptyy6\it^Mts.:\u: .)������-;.   y'/;f:^y'^:j'' ' ,PHONE'F32  W. A. McKay & Sons  Proprietors  StlFy.'^iiF'^iV,  s||hwoof Stage Line  Ikave Phoenixj upper* town, ,9.30 a.m. V --  ^p^^y^wS^I:/ .;: ; .'����.>:- ...-lower town, -10.00a.m. jStandard Time;  ^^^^^^^���fe^n.wpoi;;-i: .3.(X)p.m.l _;   ,      .... . :  .  SSflll^ FREIGHT  i#fSi|m;:&a_i%-  - " Mr. Brewster's Speech  , The Provincial Opposition in his  review of the government policy sin  regard to oriental immigration was,  as he always is, very courteous and  considerate. We are sure that no  one feels other than the kindest  feelings towards Mr. Brewster and  sympathy with him in the brave  effort he is making to discharge a  thankless duty. Like the last rose  of summer, he is left blooming all  alone, and he is doing his best, and  a very good "best" it is consider  ing the material with which he  has to work. His efforts cannot be  very materially assisted by the fact  that an ex-parliamentary leader sits  en the floor of the house to watch  his every utterance, and an ex-pro  vincial leader keeps spurring him up  to action in! a newspaper. In his  nijt very long parliamentary career  Mr. Brewster has developed a  pleasing yet forceful manner of making his points, .and does so without  bitterness. When he retires, as it  is said he intends to do before the  next election, it will be a loss to the  public life of the province.  ���The "Leader-of the Opposition,  especially when, like the mate of  the Nancy brig, he is the captain,  the mate and the bos|n too, the  cabin boy and whole of the crew (We  quote from memory and are probably wrong), is under the necessity of  speaking on every point in criticism  ofthe Leader of the Government^  but he was not as well advised as  he, might have been in preparing  the amendment, which he suggested  We, Canadian Pacific Railway company, of Montreal, by occupation a  common carrier, give notice that I intend on the 13th day of February next,  a6 eleven o'clock in the forenoon, to  apply to the Water Commissioner at  his office at Fairview, B.C., for a  licence to take and use one cubic foot  of water per second from a small unnamed creek, about 6.2 miles'south of  Eholt, to be diverted at a point about  400 feet west of water tank, mile 6.2  Phoenix sub-division. The water will  be used on the C.P.R. right of way for  general railway purposes.  Dated this 4th day of January, 1912.  E. D. IRELAND, Agent, cip.R.  A syndicate of U. S. capitalists  are about to erect a stamp mill on  a promising gold property on  Granite creek in the Similkameen.  Every Woman  Ii interwtod and should know  about the wonderful  MARVEL Whirling Spray  Th�� new Vaginal Syringe     Best  y���Most convenient     It ctranset  instant!?       Ask your  druggist for ir  If he cannot supply the  MAKVEt. accept no otlMrv  but send stamp lor illustrated  book���sealed. It gives full pottle*  ulars aad directions Invaluable to lailles.  WINDSOR SUPPLY CO., .  WlauiMr. Oal. Cy-senlAjraK/wCjn  iMiss Kate L. Dnlhver, or Caledonia.  Queen's Co., N.H., siiy.s: "I must add  my testimony to the value ot Zum-Buk  Ulcers and soies bioki\otit on my arm,  und although I tiied to heal (hem"by  using various piepoiations, nothing  seemed to do me any good. The sores  spiead until from flngeis to elbow was  one mass of ulceration.  "I had five difTeiunt doctors, and  faithfully carried out theii instructions. I diank pint after pint of blood  medicines, tried salve after salve, and  lotion after lotion; but it was of no  avail.  . "My fuLlier then took me thirty- milts  to see" a well-known doctor. He photographed the arm and hand. This  photograph was sent to a NewYoik  hospital to the specialist: but they sent  word they could do nothing fuilher  for me, and I was in despair.  >��� "One day a friend asked inu if I hud  tried Zam-Buk. 1 said I had not, but  I got a box light away. Thai llrst bov  did me moie good than all the medicine I-had tried up to Ihut.tiuie, bo I  continued the treatment. Every box  healed the sores moie and more until,  to make a long, story HhoTt.t55atu-Buk.  healed liirfchesoL-escoinpltJU.ly.^ Kvery-  body in this place "knows of my case  and that it is Zam-Buk alone which  cured me."  Minister Corroborates. ��� The  Rev. W. B. M. Paikcr, of Caledonia,  Miss Dolliver's minister, wiites: "This  is to ccitify that the testimonial of  Miss Dolliver is coriect us far as my  knowledge goes. I lane known her  for a year and n half, and her cuie affected by Zam-Bun is leniarkablc."  Wherever there is ulceiation, blood-  poison, sores, cold-ciacks, abscesses,  cuts, burns, bitiises, 01 any skin injuiy  or disease, theie Znni-Buk should be  applied. It is also a sure run- for  piles. All diuggists and stoics sell at  .Vic. pei Liox, 01 post fiei- lic.iu Zniu-  Buk Co., Toronto, for price. Refuse  cheap und hai inful imitations und substitutes.  COP.  PER  I10  COPPER HANDBOOK  The Now Edition of tlio  George V. May Open Highway  "That His Majesty King George  officially declare open the Canadian  Highway at some point between  Vancouver and New Westminster,"  was a suggestion thrown out .it the  annual banquet ol the Vancouver  Automobile club.  juwt publlilieil, Is Volume X, for tlie yenm 1U10-  1U11, and retinliutl nciitly eighteen inontliM In  preparation.  IT HAS 1 902 PAG S  contalnlriK nearly one and a liu.lt million wordu.  or about twice iw inncli mutter us the Mole.'  Tlieieare25fclmpten3,'aiHl tho book coven) the  Copper Industry of World  The book cover* Copper History, acology.  Gcoffiupliy. Chcmistiy, .Mincruloiry. MiniuK \  Milling. Leaching. Sim-ltlntf, Rollnint,', liruutl*.  Glades. lmpurlLluM, Alloy*, Ukcb, SubntituteB,  Tciminology, nepoHltn by DiBtrlcts, Htaten,  Countricu. mid Coiitincnls; MineR in Detail.;  Statistics of Production, Consumption, IniporW-  KxpoiU. Finances. ni\idcndR. etc.  Vnl   X of the Copper Handbook lists  and  describes  8,130 Mines % Companies  these dCKCiiptionsmiiKini; from 2 to .llinai, In  tho case of a doad company, in   whioh  eoae;  roforciiv.0 i�� made to a prccediiur edition Kivimr'.  a fuller description, up to 21 page-) in the oMel  ofthe Anaconda, n tilth produce** one-eighth of  the toppoi Kiipplj of the world.    The chapter  ci\ iiiK- mine deseilptions, which lists the larifeut _  number of mines and com panics ever glv.ea i��  any -work of rt'forcnto on ininea or ininlnK in-*  \ ostnicntx, luw boon        * "~��� ^ ,  f ;r;> Fully Revised: Kl _ *  The new (xlition of the Copper Handbook lis m  dozen books in one. co\ orinf? all liliiutiw of tlie -  copper iiiilustiy of lhe entile world.   It i�� used  as the  World's Standard Refer-:  ence Book on Copper  by the managers of the mines that make ninety-  odd per cent, of Iho world's output of copper,  and in used m ovciy civilized country of the  fflobo It is filled vtitli FACTS of iltal iui-  portanco to  THK IN VKS rOIl  THE SI*i:��JULVTOK  THT. MINKIl  THK CONSUMER ^���������^^���'"^  THE METALLURGIST^  I'ltlfE^s^Sin biicknnn with (fill tpp,pi-,��7.3��S  la Kcnuine full hbraiy uiorocco.   \ '-; ������-,. :?;������  TEllMS are tin- most liberal. Settd no'monoy, ���",  but order tho book sent you, all carriage ;  thaiKes prepuid. on one week's upuroval, to be-,  roturiioc! If urouitisfac tory.or paid for If itsult*.  fun >i>ii afioid not to s< e the book and Judge ���  foi )OUiself of its value lo you? -  WRITE NOM' to the editor and publisher.      v  HORACE J. STEVENS i  3ti TEMPLK nUILniVO, HOtJOHTON     ;i  MICH., t;. S. 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Tbe Belds wr>re studded with  tiny Michaelmas daisies, aud tbe  hedgerows were brilliant with early  goldenrod. but somehow you fancied  you smelted ibe scent ot tbe roses and  mignonette as well.  There wns quite a group of people  out ou tbe small bote! veranda, nod  moat of theni were gos'slri'iug, spinning up tbe poplar shaded, country,  road was n,smart Mtle trap. Across  the leunls. courts tbe occupants were  plainly visible/ -They ; we're James  Walsh and Mrs. .lullti-Burgess.' ,-'..-���  "I say. girls," cried one of tbe group  on tbe veriiniln. '-It's a crying sbame  lo let that elderly person cm us out  with the richest man we have up here  ���crying shame', that's what It Is. And  1 don't think nny'of us bus an ntom  of 'gilt' or"'go' or we'd take the wind  out of Mrs.  Burgess' sails!" .  "Why. she uiust he all of a hundred!" exclaimed nnolher.  "They say Hint Mr. Walsb knew her  yjjars ago. Wonder where he picked  >ier up.    In tbe urk, i guess,"  "Oh. my dear, long before that."  drawled another mockingly. "Long  before Noah's time women bad ceased  to do their hair In that absurd fash-  Ion."  Then tbe quiet girl with the embroidery on her lap spoke softly:  "She has a lot of hair anyhow, and  It's benuriftil. and the way she dresses  it stills her fealures. Sbe reminds me  of Allien  Durer's 'Madonna. "'  "Who's ibat. Miss Ty��oii?" Interrupted n young fellow In tennis flannels, suddenly appearing In tbe doorway. "Who's like iHirer's ���Madonna?'"  "We were speaking of Mrs. Hnrgess."  answered Miss Tyson without eveu  looking up from bet- embroidery.  " 'Madonna V Koiderol!" cried tbe  other-girls' In concert. "She's a plain,  quleupoke of a woman nnd n designing one at that.-She's encouraging  him fearfully."  "You see. Miss Ty��on." observed  Billy,'tbe young chap In flannels, "we  get gnly one or two big uiairimonial  catches a season up here. It's a waste  of time nowadays to listen to the im-  peeuulous ardors of early youth. Consequently"���  Billy's words were ambiguous  enough, but the comprehensive little  sweep which be made with his glance  and sun browned baud, including veranda, girls and all. was inimitably  droll.' Miss Tyson's gray eyes laughed  appreciatively,. .. \  Tbey were Web' nice' understanding  gray; eyes, t bought Billy., "i'wiis a  sbame that embroidery should eugrdss  so much of their attention. Even now  she showed signs ot taking if up again,  and to avoid such a c-iitnsiropue lillly  proposed n game of teunls.  "All right." ��iild Miss 1 yson. cheerfully, folding tbe bit ol linen iinout lhe  tiny hoop and stowing it away lu a  tiny bag.  Glancing casually over tbe hotel register,  tie suiv   ihe  name or  .Mrs. .lobn  Burgess.      There   arose, iu   lhe   nann's'  breast a curious sensation, bur be pull-  ���ed himself together.  "How absurd!" lie upbraided himself  as he waiki-u away from the desk. "As  It there weie not hundreds of John  Burgesses Why. i might even have  coaxed uiysHt Into believing unit 1 remembered ber tin ml writ Ing."  An hour or so later, however, he  rnel her on the lawn. Their eyes unexpectedly encountered due auotber.  "Can It be?" cried he. with boyish  incredulity.    Sbe extended ber hand.  "I lliink it can." she answered, with  that Utile bait smile on the corner of  her pure lip which be remembered so  well.  Mrs. Burgess had escaped the half  kittenish challenge of the middle aged  woman who will not abjure conquest.  Sbe did nor move lo the shade of the  tree nor even opeu her parasol. She  stayed precisely where sbe was. with  a streak of harshly revealing sunligtit  playing bavoc with such loveliness as  rime had left lo her. Al'tei awhile  the warmth of the sim or some other  warmth she knew not of brought into  ber pale cheeks' that glow wbi< b  James Walsh's lit-s't roses bad brought,  oil. so many years ago.  . That night time and again Mr. Walsh  drove away the memory or the woman's fleeting-bait smile, yet it returned  to haunt him with all its old sweet  allurement. Finally he fell asleep and  dreamed of her.  The next morning at breakfast ho  found himself miaccountnbly nglinted.  She .was not in.the room when be arrived, and all the other boarders, even  the pretty 'young girl with the unlet  cray eyes, seemed to bin) like so many  figureheads. What 11 he had not really seen" ber yesterday? What if It nnd  all just been id the dream last nlgbtV  But at last sbe came, and lhe beauty  of no radiant goddess could hava  pierced so straight Into bis breast as  did this woman's tired loveliness, la  her simple white morning gown sbe  seemed to bim I be soul ot sensitive del?  icacy and serenity.  He recalled now. being essentially  feminine, she fflwnys, pitied guttering,  so now be made bis strained wrist a  pretext for being near ber.. She herself ministered to bim. binding it firmly and gently. Her breath, sweet as  an Infant's, touched bis brow. They  lunched en tete-a-tete and that afternoon took a drive together in a hired  trap.    '':';.��� ,  Mr. Walsh's Intended week was prolonged to a fortnight. During that time  his eyes followed Mrs. Hnrgess.. nnd.  Indeed.; his feel did nlso. very, allied  more frequently''than she herself up- '  proved. She ^bought of her position,  tier children, of whiir might be ridiculous In tbe situation, of ibe gossip aud  | espionage ot tbe guests. Once or twice  she had oeurd a tew scolbngs. with a '  note of mirth, at the devotion-'ot' Mr.  Waisb. and it ��� hud made uer supersensitive..  But all of these trivial objections ���  vanished like mist beforp the sun ou  tbe day when he laid his heart oare  before her. when ne showed tier that  beneath his apparent prosperity tie  ���wns utingry���be mid always been Hungry���tor companionship "and sympathy.  ."And you could make me so Uappy.  ohC so linppy. clear. Il" you wuuld marry  rue," be wns saying as tbey walked  Slowly  along the road the day  before  ENGLISH  names;  Th��y Ar�� -Not .Always   Pronounced at  "���-;'. ���' 'V*  ' Thay Are Spelled.  ; The recent weddiiig oi Mrs. John A,  Stirling,' formerly Clara Kllzaiieili Tay  '.Hd��V .������_.. c  i^UGrlT  HIM.-  Fixed Things So Young Man Wouldn't  ;; Got Cold-Feet.'   ..'  Amaranth was Known to those wfcb  knew   her   best   as  a   most   thorough  yoiiugspersuii in, 'everything she unde?- ��� lor. the.American Vlnirus girl, iu Lord  took to do. Whenever she .embarked  upon any sort of an enterprise it was  pretty safe: to; assume that' when tire  end came there would be no loose ends  io be'gathered tip. aiid for that reason  the young men of ibe. community; bad j  UeorgeSHugo.i. t.'b<iiiii(iiidetej-. second  son of the Marquis of Cliolinondeley.  serves as a';reminder iiiai the.ways of  English pronunciation are past tludiug  out.,i. ^fe^'jyv'/yC'.'-v  Cholmondeley is noi pronounced the  come to fear her slightly, with the re- way It Is spelled. So in case yon ever  suit thai after ten seasons hud passed happen': to i'meet l^ud and Lady  since her debut in society she wus still-:'. Cholmondeley or have oc.asliiu to  in the market. Men seeuied to tind In inentibn, their name you must prober many of tlie desirable qualities oi' nounce: itCnnmiey-O n uiti. churn;  a sister, but they feared that in a borne/, 1-e-y.;le?' and that's Cholmoiideley.  she might prove too much ot a manager | And-that isnr nil. There are other  for them to risk a venture upon tho ;bl��h sounding iianies associated with  matrimonial sea with such a person. I tl,e British aristocracy lhat call for  There was one exception to this rtila gymnastics' In proniin.l.iil..ii. Lord  among the swains of the town, bow- | Worcester pronouii.es biuise.r' \\ o..s-  ever. and that was Billle Wilbrabam. \ter- and If you: want lo say Wor-ces-  He could see lu ber to a rich degree tho , ter-shire prououuee it. w.onsiersher  qualities that would make her a most   ��*��d say it quickly and you've got it.  THt   hc.J   ALAUl)lN!SM.  "New lampf- for old" ' ihe uuard cited.  Arid who Mioula Deal mil Aladdin's bride?  "How   nice!'  goes  "We    have  knov.Hl  one   thought,   no   (lie   story  old    enough.    Roodnest  one  "That lamp ol Alnddtn's Is ben     .id mean  ftusiy and dlit> 'unm io be etfti  "I'll srtop." Blie said,  "v. nlle hubby's no,  nere  I'll no er nave another such chance; that'f  clear."  So she  traded   the old  for a lamp  brand  new.  And sad Is the ncquel���sad. but true.  The  j?ot,    though  Khucks   ;  showy   and  is   a   maple  admirable wife for just such a person,  as hiinseif, but unfortunately be was  timid.',. .-;' .', .���" ;:'���.;:''.''.'  "My heart is warm, but my feet are  cold." be had once -observed to bis  friend Dawson, .who bad reuioustruted  with him for bis cowardice In putting  the only question that could bring bis  Utile romance to an Issue. "I've been  up there four nights this week." he  went on. "and Just as 1 get myself  screwed up to the point where the fatal words are to be spoken something  slumps inside me. and i switch off on  to something else."  Amaranth herself was keen enough  to see what wus going on In the poor  fellow's mind und. Inasmuch as sue  fully reciprocated tbe feeling which  she knew she hud inspired in bis-  breast she resolved to take the matter  in hand herself. So it happened that  when be called upon a certain Friday  evening she was ready for him. but  she bide'd ber time. Sbe received bim  cordially, ns usual, and tbey talked  about the weather, and the motor  show, and how to raise green peas in  a flat in winter, and various other subt  Jects, until the clock struck 10, when,  as usual. Wilbraham began to get uneasy: The symptoms of an approaching proposal were all there, and Amaranth perceived the fact with anxious  pleasure. .  "1���er���I've had something I wanted  to speak to you about for. some time.  Amaranth." be began in the usual faltering manner. "1 liave fully made up  my mind that yon���that you are the���  the���tbe���only ��� um ��� ha ��� hum ��� the  only er"���  "Just wait ri minute. William." she  'interrupted, with a soft smile and a  gracious glance at the stammering  lover. "Let me pull your chair up  closer to. tbe hearth."  He rose, and together they drew the  chair to tbe very edge of tbe fireplace.  "There."  sbe said.    "Now  just  you  sit down  right there and  keep quiet  for a minute." ',  Wilbraham sat. watching her -with  interested eyes and wondering what  ou earth she was up to.  Now." she -went on after she had  The first suburban station beyond  East.: New York on the Long island  railroad is Warwick street, and the  guards , call....'".War; wick si reel" when  the train stops. 'Phis Is perfectly  dreadful according to the English way  of. pronouncing Warwick. Over there  they call It Warrick. Lady Warwick  is. Lady Warrick.  In England. loo. the name  M-l-e-h-l-l-l-m-a-c-l-n-n-c resolves Itself  when pronounced Into Mackinaw.  M'-a-r-l-o-r-i-b-an-k-s Is pronounced  ���Mnrehbank. L-e.i-c-e-s-t-e r Lester.  N-o r-w-i-c-b Norrij. like pnrriilijc. and  there are many others, but sulHclent  examples have been given to show  ���what unexplainable liberties the English rake in the pronunciation of their  own language. ���New York World.  lamp   she  . briBtit.  Wasn't    north   two  Unlit.  I'he lamp she traded, so mean and old,  Wus   north,   as  you   know,   us   weight  Id  g.yld  And   Aluddin.   pool    rues,    had   an   awful  sea rt li  Before lie lande'l II but s on Its perch.  "New Isms foi old'" Is the crv today.  But before thev cmst> your >ld a��av  Remembei   the larnpn     That's all 1 say.  ���fuck.  FIGHTING  THE   PLAGUE.  England   In ".Dread "of an  Outbreak  of  the Deadly Disease.  While Great; Britain,, is looking forward to a glorious, coronation year It  seems that millions or billions of  plague germs.at present the guests of  Suffolk 'and other rats, may be preparing a very unpleasant surprise. It  Is-as well to be forewarned and to realize that the plague is actually in-England-after'ah absence of 245 years.  There is ho doubt.about its presence.  It has been found epidemic on a large  scale among south country rats, has  killed hares and is probably rife  among orher susceptible animals.  Worse still, it is now known that at  least ten or a dozen people died of  plague last lUittimn.  Now. plague-does not spread among  bnman beings when I lie mean temperature is below 50 degrees. Since sdine  time in October tbe mean temperature  has been below 50 bin any day now  it may rise above that point. Then  ���will come the opponunity of the plague  germs. ' ;..'"  And there can he ho doubt that we  shall have plague, ou a small scale at  least. Whether sauiiiiry science will  succeed In limiting its ravages remains  to be seen  An Unkind Cut.  The headsman has an ax. we Know;  The guillotine an ax and frame;  The auto  Lias no ��s  al  all.  But. then. It ��eis i_rt just the same.  PRODIGAL  n France the State Guard*  Them Wilr  Paternal Care  The l-gnl svMeln nt l-'ium-e i-oniiiitit.  ��� di-Icr.te pnivlsmii fot^the Kiinrdluii  <hl|i of |iriMllL'al sou-., and the uauie of  Claude i' 'iinlr I'ei lei. son or �� oue  time presidwil ot tlir reinililic. has Just  been added to ibe list ot those ove'i  whom the i;o\ eniuicnl exercises lis paternal care ,  There is no direct retlection upon tbe  beneflclnries  of this excellent   system,  which iiiiubt be imported into America  duty free     It is suincleiii to show that  the  individual   is   eitliei   w��akiuitided  or prodigal, aud In the'i-lrclcs of glided  youth it is not n disgrace' to be prodigal-indeed,  iii thei   tbe leverse.     Upon  proper application  the authorities appoint  a  conseil jtidicaire.  ��ho  is cm-  | powered  to supervise all expenditure  and generally to act  lu  lo> ���. parentis.  If there are no retatlie.s to .uviike the  law the state attorney may do so on  bis own Initiative, and in all cases the  selection  ot   the conseil  Jiidlcuire  is a  matter1 of Jiniicable  arrang"meiit.     If  the prodigal has a fnmili. then a family council is called and paniiipates in  the deliberations of ibe tribunal.  *l'he   guardian,   once   appointed,   remains on duty mull siillicleut evidence  has been (uriifsiied that his ward has  reformed   biuiseir. and this Is  not always an  easy   matter sln<e tbe  Mar- j  quls de Dion, who is tifty-llve venrs of  ijs'eaud the bead of a targe automobile  factory, lias only Just siu-occded in ridding   himself   of   attention:*   that   are  iaiuiury. but aunoyfng.-Arguniiut.  -���S'-S-fc"-  Humor and  Philosophy  9y Ol/ACAA M. SMITH  PERT  PARAGRAPHS.  TOEING   entirely   satisfied   with   oneself, is one of-the very first essentials bf being disagreeable.  . . _  If we could get out ao Injunction  against ourselves restraining us from  giving the things we so much want  ourselves ro some oue else, perhaps  we would be happier.  (     C     'v  &\l  Sometimes men are disappointed" because so tunny girls refuse lo take ua  engagement seriously.  Tbe be3t part of a woman's letter  Is apt to be on edge.  FACED  HIS FOE.  Very Steady.  A dear old lady wtio was lately staying near Dartmoor was ��ery murb exercised in her mind as ro the physical  and spiritual health of the convicts  confined in the prison.  Meeting a squad one day, she asked  the warder in charge if <=he might present them with some delicacies she  had with her and a few tracts The  warder, as was bis duty, replied iu  the negative Then she pleaded to be  allowed to speak one word of admonition and comfort  "No. ma'am." said the warder. "It  is against tbe regulations"  "Oh. dear, dear." sighed the old lady;  "but. tell me, do you think they are all  converted?"  "Well, ma'am. I shouldn't take upon  myself to say thnr." he answered  Then, seeing her distiesspd face, he  added. "But there's one thing 1 will  say for them���they're all teetotalers  nud nonsmoters."  And the old lad} departed much comforted.���Tit-Bits  to   Be  H.   C.  Kot   him   comfortably   settled   In   the  1 rats,  and  they   are  hrouptit  to  Too Harsh With Him.  Along a couutry road walked a man  and   -woman.     The   latter,   a    gaunt,  stern faced female, was bullying tbe  meek   little  fellow   who  trudged  just  j in front of her with dowucast  bead.  The  plague  germs  live  normally  in 1     Suddenly the Woman, turning, saw a \  Rear   Admiral   Leutze   Wanted  Ready   For the  Killing.  Stories of Rear Admiral E.  Leutze. formerly commander of the  navy yard ut Washington, coine In  now and then from rhe New York  yttrd. of which he is ut present in  charge.  Not long ago some one reported to  the admiral that a machinist in the  shops had threatened to kill him on  sight. "Shall I dismiss him?" queried  the captain after a salute.  "No." said the'admiral thoughtfully.  "Tell him I wish to see him."  A burlv. surly machinist was ushered Into rhe ptivate office. He looked a  bit sheepish  "Well, my man." said the admiral,  certinc up from his desk and going ro  meet him. "and so vou have called me  names and declared your intention of  licking me on sight."  The machinist mumbled that he had  been misquoted  "Good enough! But do you really  think you could thrash me?" iuslsted  tbe admiral.  The machinist still protested that  there was some mistnke. and Anally  Leutze cut short the interview. "Well,  now. my man. go back to your work.  I'm Kind to make your acquaintance.  1 wanted to be prepared for the killing  when it occurs "���.l��e Mltctusll Chappie  lu National Magazine.  Moving Along.  IIo��v the years slip away.. ���  Like the swifi river's flow.  As softly they come  And as softly they got ^  Our hand is evtenoea  A new one io sreet.  And, lo. ere we reckon  Its days are compleiel  A stately procession.  They ro il& rhe>  >nme,     ,  No slower,  no t,wtfier.  But always, Hie .-jme.  in Joy or in sorrow.  In pleasure or pain.  Proceeding  unheeding  Through sunshine and rain.  They wait not for orders.  They  halt   not   for ttlnjjs.  They laugh ai Injunctions  And such  puny things.  Strong chains cannot bind them.  Nor slacken their pace.  No congress can cause them  Their steps to retrace.  They go. and In going  They leave not behind  A marK save on memory.  That book or the mind.  On down with the others  A well beaten track.  And never���no, never���  Comes one of them back.  Miss,  Mere Wan   Necessary.  "Don't   you    like    ibis   place,  Ethel?"  ."No, not a bit."  "But see  vt hat  beautiful  views are  all around-" .  "They are utterly  valueless."  "How can you say so?"  "Because  there  are   uo   nice  young  men here to help a girl look at them."  ll  us   by I bull    racing    down    tbe    road    behind I New York's Public Library.  j bis  departure.     Her  arm   lay   lightly  The fancied likeness between Mrs.  John Burges-s and ihe "Madonna" ot  Durcr was not without some basis  There was. indeed, a similarity in Uif  weary features, more Interesting than  beautiful; and- in ibe dolorous, somewhat constrained grace ol tbe stately  figure.  Mrs. Burgess was a woman of forty-  eve. -Her'tnanner. her aspect, was that  of one who had. long since ceased  wishing ro '���'���attract.' in point ot fact,  the wish had never been pronounced.  Since her husband's death, which bad  occurred ten years previously, she had  never worn a. color, it Is to be supposed that Mr. Bursess bad loved her.  His had been ber first aud only offer  of mnrrtnee. but in ber girlhood uer  heart, baa been given to another.  Most people who Knew Mrs. .lohn  Burgess thought ot her as the mother  of her children. She bad a son in tbe  west':wbo was making great ventures  In cattle nnd horses, and st)e hnd a  married daughter in Purls who was  writing her constantly ot her social triumphs and prosperity. Yes, ber children were full ot their own plans and  projects, und once or twice lately Mrs.  Burgess bad been a bit surprised to  tiiiO.rJerselt feeling a little lonely and  forgotten- a chill presage ot the autumn winds ot life. Her summer. Indeed, had down.  Then. Just at the correct psychological moment, be came���the man to  whom as a girl she had given her Uentt.  Ah. where were tne chill autumn  winds now? .It was St. Martin's summer instead.  James Walsh was a middle aged,  portly, rich man nud n widower. He  had married somewhat early In tils ca  reer a noted beauty. A lorlulutlt ot  wedlock had convinced htm Unit he  nnd his bride had not a simile taste  In comruon. but. iK-lng n businesslike  man. on Ills return from ins tour de  noce he-d sized up'the matter In this  practical fashion:  " Twas the pink'chiffon dress at the  Van lliiyers' ball which was responsible. Only why wasn't It"- But the  "why. wasn't it" tn mis case hadn't  worn a pink chllTon dress, nor had *ne  been at tbe Van Olivers' ball.  Mr. Walsb had neen a widower now  for three years, aim tie still sighed  with a ball iiIhisii.mi sense ol relief.  ".No more uiaii'iiiioiiiai veutures for  me.' ht'd sii.i io Himself, with a laugh,  illllioiiub he mid reason lo believe that  he could mi sin-e'essiui siege lo several  feminine hearts; tti.it he was still quite  capanieHi  viclor.  He had hi-en sp-miing August alone  up iu tlie mountains, and be had enjoyed a mouth oi Hsiilng. tramping and  dreaming io ins nenri's content. On  bis way. Home iio'il snip for a week or  two ul a certain little hotel reported to  have good cnisitie nud rest a siralned  "���-...*    I���l..|,u   ,,,,nly   OiM'lc   ijj   hiwlio-s*.  upon bis. her eyes were shining, and  there was a warm girlish tint iu her  pale cheeks.. .      , :,������,-  "Won't you? I need you; so!" he  pleaded. .Iust then tuey were passing  a Mice willow tree.'r'  Now. veiled and shadowed from the  world by the willow's drooping green.  | sitting on the tush grass were two  young people to. whom love bad just  sung its tirst sweet song. Namrally  they'd started a bit when they heard  approaching footsteps, nut tbey ungiit  have spared the start. Neither ot tneui  was observed.  "I always did think Mrs. Buriress  was sweet looktne. Hilly.-', .said .Miss  Tyson..'absently pressing a cool, bending branch ot willow across her not  cheek, "but Just then she looked positively beautlrnl. '  "Yes. ^sweetheart." acquiesced lhe  wise.Kiliy. "Why shouldn't sue: She's  having her St. Martin's summer, you  see." - ' ���'  William Heiry Harrison.  President William Henry Harrison's  Inauguration day wns dark una tore-  boding. The new president rode on  horseback in a two hour processlou  through the streets of tbe city, after  which he stood ror another exposed,  without cloak or overcoat, to a keen,  chilling wind while delivering his inaugural address. When night came tie  was very much exhausted, but tie  -eemed ro recover from the effect of  Ibis exposure, and the new administration was munched with Daniel Web-  Mor at the helm as secretary ol stale.  The president was hesieued wlrh office'  ���lecker*. and ne overworked and wns  <oon stricken with a chill which speed1  ily developed Into pneumonia. On tnu  lib or April, hair an hour after mid-  iilcht. Harrison ��--is dead, his last  .cords twin::. "Mav the principles of  government be carried out."  Years and Years.  The music hall artist was visibly nn  ���loved by ihe "booing" or a few cock  ueys in the rear ol the theater. Final  v sin* ad vale-cd to the footlights und  -IioiikmI In auger:  "III have you know that I appeared  "cfure Kinic F.dwnrd VII."        '  Ami Hie cockney crew roared back:  ������'<iw ions' before?" ��� Columbia  lester  chair, "put both your feet on the fen  dor���not cros��od ttant way. but separately���there���that's It." she added as  he obeyed. Then, striking^ match under the marble mantelshelf, she turned on the natural gas log and lit It.  In a moment, the whole room was illuminated with ucPolden glow . from  the .Bickering Unmes.   .  "Why. Amaranth."-'said he. "what Is  the meaning.of all this? .I.wns really,  quite comfortable without all this, although It is very nice."  "Ob. I only wanted to fix .things nice  and comfy." she answered demurely.  "It was so chilly over on the other  side or the room that 1 was afraid you  would have an attack of cold feet before you finished what you were saying. What was it. just, that you  thought you would ask me, William?"  "I'll give you two guesses!" he answered with a grin.  "One   is  enough,"  she  replied.     "I  guess yes!"  And it turned out to be the proper  answer.���Harper's  Weekly.  , Mean.  "1 always try to do good."        '.  "Do  you  really?"  "Indeed I do." *  "Too bad. tsn't It?'  Too  bad?     Wuut do you mean by  rata, flies and dens.���Pearson's Weekly.  Going the Round*.  "1 see you  have u new swivel chr.lt  in your otUi-e."  "Yes."  ������Was  not  your old nrm chnlr pood  enough?"  "Well, yon see.  I  believe In rotation  in otlice." ���Houston Post-  Quite Safe.  A llttlo learning is a dangerous thing.  But don't you ever feci.  Keep   up  your  studies,     tt'o   nave   never  heard  Of one It hurt as yet.  Repented,  "near about   Bunko Bill? Hcstnrted  out l" rob a bank "  ���'Cliiiiiged   his  mind, did  lie?"  "Yes    The banker wouldn't let  him."  Two Men of Ability.  A man left his umbrella in the stand  In a hotel recently with a card bearing the following inscription attached  to It: "This umbrella'belongs to a man  who can deal a blow of 250 pounds  ���-eight I shall be back in ten minutes." On returning to seek bis prop-,  erty he found In Its place a card thus  Inscribed: "This card was left here by  a man who can run twelve miles an  hour.   I shall not be back."���Argonaut  Humpty   Diimpty  Gets  a  Loving  Cup.  Expensive Shouting.  In Berlin, (Jerui.-uiy. a  tire broke out  That Is. a lamp exploded In the house  of  an   old   woman,   and   she  save   the  Hlarm. and tbe tire eujdiies were called  lout.     As   rhey   crime,   nirjnt; down   Ibe  i street a boy shouted ������Fire.'" in  I a bouse where a  very nervous  lived.    She   heard   the  shout   and   col  j lapsed,  and.  though  she  did   nor die.  I she  had   to call  a   doctor and   was  In  bed   two   weeks.     And    now   for   the  point:    The   boy   was   known,  nnd  on  complaint of the woman lie was arrested, and  his father hail  to  pay S-10 to  settle the case.   He shouted four rimes,  and it  was $10 a  shout.    What  if an  American boy had >o pay $10 for every  time he hooted?���Baltimore American.  The Bidders Tumbled.  An auctioneer lias had an extraordinary experience at old Colwyn. As he  entered a room where a sale was to  take place be was astonished to see  tbe people in it. about forty in number,  as well as the furniture, all vanish  through the floor before his eyes.  -When he realized what had happened  he perceived that ihe people nud the  furniture had fallen into the cellar, ten  feet below, owing to tlie giving way of  the Boor. No one. however, wns seriously Injured, though there was a good  deaf of aiarin.-Cardiff  Western  Mall.  Fancy Priced Farms.  There are ten Long Island suburban  districts within ten miles of New  York's city ball where agriculture is  pursued year after year notwithstanding the lields are assessed al building  lot prices. Not long ago a man of  foreign birth who nail accumulated  tweuty-nlne adjoining acres in iwenty-  flre rears, an acre or two at n time,  sold his tract for slits uon. lie had  several acres umlei glass, and in* has  rented the place for anoth.-r year nt S  per cent ou the selling price. ���New  York Press.  kept on   nls  of   aught  but   hia   woes,  ���way.  The bull caught up to him and sent  him spinning into a muddy ditch, then  continued on  its wild  career.     As the  ters from tne great libraries ot London,  Paris. Sr. Petersburg and Washington  in that It provides both a library of  reference and a system of, circulation ,  ��nd    is    rhe    largest    library    system/  woebegone   figure  crawled  out  or  tbe j Id tbe world.rsofinlj:lng ii in~ ater/num-  mire be saw Lis better halt comlnc to- lour or readers tii.in any. or*.H?h'   l��i the  ward   lilni.     Picking-  up a   little spirit laumber  or books  uad  piimoblets coo-  front of | _he whimpered: ,'talned   it   is ' exceeded - by   flie   British  woman  I     "M-iVI--Vi:iiria.  If you h!f me like that I museum,    rhe   Kfbliotbe��iiie   -Vntiouaio j  '.    I n-g-g-g-ain you'll   really get  my   temper | of   Paris,   the   Imperial   library   of   St   J  -.J^y... >y>J.',_ul  fleas    and    files.    Thc*.':cl\ier    sanitary  I them.    She quickly took rerugeyln lhe I    "The New York Public library." saya \ that"'  measures consist' ot" the destruction of \ hedge, but ber compnuloti. unconscious \pij-ector_BilllnpK lu the Cetrury. "dlt- ^ _ .-r"hat-   BuCb'" a. -�� TanaabW'  amWtol-^TjS^'F-'SA^*^  " *-----    -���---���- BhonM have Bu'co-adlainal eiiiV.r"M'^>)S^!l<^f^;]  Her   Evidence.  He���I  was  reading  an   article about  women   having   smaller   brains   than  ixieo.  Sne,���.Bur   women haven't nny brainar  ar'.a'fi.  He���But why do you think so?  She���See  whom  rhey oiany.  up, so I warn you."���ideas.  Matrimonial   Felicity.  Mrs. Qunckouhoss��� Am yo' daughtah  happily mar'd. Sistah Sagg?  Mrs. Sugg���She sho' is! Bless goodness, she's done gor a husband dnt's  skeered to death of herl���Woman's  Home  Companion.  Love of Display.  The doorbell of rhe Vanlrys" house  rang at about S o'clock one night, and  Mrs. Vanity said excitedly to ber bus-  band:  "There. Charles. I know that's tbe  furniture van coming with the new  bedroom suit we bought today, and if  it Is I just won't receive it. that's all."  "Why not?" asked  Mr.  Vanity.  "Why not?" replied Mrs. Vanity.  "Do you think I'm going to pay $100  for a suit and then have ir sent out  here after dark so that none of the  neighbors can see ir when it's brought  in? Not if I know it."���London Telegraph.  Strictly Business.  "To whom- do you wish to make  your beneficiary cerfificare payable?"  asked the officer of ibe fraternal order.  "To my sweetheart." said the candidate for initiation.  "According to the laws of our order,  you'll  have to marry  her tirsr."  "Say. hold up this initiation about  fifteen minutes nnd I'll go and attend  io that."���Chicago Tribune.  j Petersburg, rhe library o" congress I  jat Wasbiwton and perhaps one or two j  athers, being in this respect the sixth  or seventh iu the order of aiugtiitude  of the great libraries of the world, but  as a system for supplying books to al;  classes of readers it is unequaled in  size and is likely to remain so."  Confiscate the Hatpins.  Owing to a number of accidents  which have beeu caused In the streets  ��nd on street cars by Ihe long hatpins  woru by women the Budapest police  are carrying on an active crusade  against this part of fasbiouable headgear. At first they tried prosecuting  the wearers, but this proved so tedious  and costly a procedure that it has  beeu abandoned. The police are now  lost met ed to stop any woman wearing  projecting hatpins without protectors  and confiscate the otfeuding articles  3n the spur as end-^gering tbe public  safety. About 1.21 a. hatpins have already been seized in this way and are  aow preserved in lhe police K-useum.  Lots of the Sort.  !    "Are you a disciple ot beauty7"  "You bet I am."  "What special form does your liking  take?"  "A beautiful curve and a swift hiL"  Very Useful.  "I  believe  no  use  lias been discovered for the appendix."  "Oh. yes. there has."  "What is it?"  "To give the surgeons exercise*  The  Habit.  Boy���Oot any pickles?  Grocer���No. but I've got something  lust ns good  Boy-What is It?  (���nicer���Some good rubber hose.���  Bostou Herald.  No Doubt.  Nomenclature Is not a game  On which to hank.  An nuto hy another name  Would smell sip rank.  ��� Kansas City Journal.  Their View.  Patience���A girl should use the same  care In choosing a husband that she  docs In selecting a piece of beef���boita  should be tender  Patrice ��� Aud after marriage she  should treat them the same. Both  should bo well roasted.���Indianapolis  Star.  Victim of Styles.  Mrs. Bacon ���I see a Wisconsin cow  has been killed by swallowing a h.u-  pln.  Mr. Bacon���Seems n shame ihat women should wear huts that c:\n_ b*J  mistaken for half a ion of ������>���<'-  Poorly Paid Actors.  According to the Co-opcratice Society of Hermit n. Players, there are  8.000 actors and a.iresscs In (lor  many compelled to live on what It  calls "rhe truly terrible average Income" of SI-1"1' a y.'iir artei paying for  costumes, rra veil tin expenses and agency fees. Not more tli.-ui 2.IMKI of ihe  10.000 players nf the various theaters  In Germany eniov .*ven approximate!)  adequate remuneration, and lhe society in a public appeal i> '"'lui' yotitur  aspirants to avoid the stage as 11  pro  Cession.  PERT   PARAGRAPHS.  One reason why women are quick  Is because they nave in in; in keep i:p  with ihe changing styles.  There are lots of people up In the  air uow who can't navigate airships  or sail earthward on parachutes.  No  Relation.  "Well, how do you like Billy?"  "I  thought you said  lie  was a  bit;  bug."  -isn't h>'?"  "Lie  Is a  humbug."  klss-  1 Few.  "Kvery man Is 111 a sense an actor,  merely playing a  part."  "Yes, tun few married men have  speaking parts "- Chicago Kecoi'd-ller-  11 Id.  On Time,  "Poos your husband come home nt  regular hoursV"  "Oh. yes! Three In the morning ill-  ways."���stpokn ne Spokes man-Be view.  Alwayn  Open.  He���She has a   pretty  month.  Sue��� V#>s. hut tlur's a  mere Incident  "Yes. but It's an iii'-tdeut Unit's never  closed."��� Yonkers Statesman.  Moving Day In Chicag*.  Chicago renl estate dealers have nbol-  shed "moving dav"���May i. That  late as an Institution and ti horror  aas ceased to exist. Both the Chicago  tnd the Cook county real estate boards  Oare adopted a resolution providing  for the making of leases from r.tiy time  in one year to any time of the next  rear. The boards explain that "under  the new system everybody will not be  noving on May 1 and the time for mak-  tig repairs on buildings will not be  lontltiod tn lhat particular time. It  Rill henetit ihe repairer aud the paper-  Tiir.gT. the van man. the real estate  1111:1 and the icnaut."  Thorough  Job.  ."They tell ma  he Is a jailbird."  "Yes; he has  done time in a  dozen penitentiaries."  "He ought to  have it well doue  by this time."  Poverty's  Inconvenience.  "I notice he laughs at his own jokes."  ".lust n matter of economy."  "How is thar?"  "He can't   utTord   to  hire  a  man   to  laugh at thorn."  Capacity  Not So Large.  Mrs. C.uy.zler��� Aren't yon ashamed to  pome'home in this ������oudilimi?  Mr. c.ir/.zler-.Morti'led to death, ray  dear. 1 find thai my capttcily Isn't  what It used lo be.-Philadelphia Record.    We'll   Keep  Old   Trouble  Running.  There's hope lhat   w<-'ll he Happy still  An' kwp ol'  Trouble riinuln  The straw's In Mister Sitarrnw's bill.  An1   Mister   Uliifhiril's  ��unnm .  7\;r of  Mini'* anes  li'.s eriinnln    way  From ilnw-n 10 mviIitIii  Iui*-  There'll  be  n   na���>���*������"   ,lm   so-ve day.  S'j. honey. I'"-"-  ' '"   "l"'  ��� Atun:a Constitution.  The Highest Mountain.  Dr. Tom Liingsinft semis word ro  lb" Krttisn I'oyiu Geological society  Croin Asia that lie uns found In Kash-  B,r tlie Highest mountain in the world.  it is in tlie Kara Koriuti* range and  ���0111s a part ot wnnt tne explorer calls  1 .11st wan ot tutherto unknown peaks  :o tne northeast ot the Snirnro pass.  ri (mutes the inoiiu���to lernm Knn-  :\ tind 0e measures, its Uelgllt nt eX'  ���eedluii liO.tHJt)  feet  Aggravating.  1    "What's alf this Hurry about?"  j    "1 have lost  iny umbrella."  "Was It 11 tine one';"  I    "it was, and  I only stole it this aft-  I ernoon too."  r.'e  New Thing.  "Well. Sambo." said Dawson to the  Pullman porter, "what are you fellows  going to do when the federal govern-  tneut forbids you to use whisk brooms  ou these cars?"  "Why. Boss. I reckon we'll go right  along usiu' 'em Jess de same." said  Sambo.  "But you'll he arrested." said Dawson.  "Yesstih. I reckon 1 will. But (lat  won't be de fust time l'se been 'rested  for cynrriti' concealed weapons, sun " ���  Harper's  Weekly  So  !-���>���>����������*.  A man may smile and nit."*? and rra<le  And be R villain,  more or lixts.  A woman couldn't <lo It. thounh.  Bhe Isn't such a vlllalnens.  Wanted to Know.  Tommy had been taken to church for  the   first   time,   and   there   was   much  about It that  interested  him.    It  waa  Just before the sermon that his curiosity  got  the better of  his silence.  "Muvver,"  he  whispered.  "Hush, dear." said his mother.   "Wa.lt  until church Is over."  "But, muvver. I want to kno-w Biim-  pln." said Tommy.  "Well, you must wait, dear." said his  mother.  "I'm nfwald I'll fordet, muvver," ha  pleaded.  "Very well. then, what is It?" said  tbe good lady, bending down to catch  the little chap's words.  "What does da I minister wear hist  nightgown for? Ain't he got any pajamas?" usked Tommy.-Harper's Weekly. 'V,t*  v'S't  ^PPli^ip^  Ift^Ssiii  THE   PIONEER,   PHOENIX,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.  Local and General  FROM THE TRQFIOS  CREAM  BaKln^ Powder  Is a protection and guarantee  against alum which is found in  the low priced baking powders.  To be on the safe side when buying  baking powder, examine the label and  take only a brand shown to  be made  from Cream of Tartar.  5000 Facts About Canada,���1912.  The 1012 edition of .that' popular and  , indispensable    booklet,     " 5000   Facts  about Canada,", compiled   by   Frank  Yeigh,   the widely known writer and  lecturer, and author of " Through the  Heart of Canada," is now out and ic-  plete with new matter,  including an  outline map of the Dominion, a calendar and  the  new census  figures.    In i ... .. ,    ���.���.,������  compact form  is found a wealth   of  sold for $1.50 each), is sent it ee to any  facts and figures of the Dominion that  one sending 31 one-cent stamps to pi e-  ' will prove a xevelation of our natural   pay  cost   of  wrapping and   postafee.  The mass of I Theie  are no conditions to this oilei  Happy Marriages  Are the result of knowing the laws  of nature and, health. AH the knowledge ft vouhg iiiiW or woman, wife or  daughter should'"have.: is contained in  the People's Medical Adv iser, by R. V.  Pierce, M.D. This big homo doctor  book containing 1003 pages with en-  giavings and colored plates, and bound  '-1 uloth, (neaily700,(X)0 copies foi nierly  U  !  |^  "i *���"  n  in  resources and growtli.  information, gather ed with infinite  pains, should be in the hands of every  intelligent Canadian, and the -wide sale  and popularity of the publication is  easily understood. Copies may be had  for 25 cents from the Canadian Facts  Publishing Co., 667, Spadina avenue,  Toronto.  ?<t\  Port Mann Lots to Be Sold  Colonel Davidson, land commissioner of the Canadian Northern  railway and business associate of  Sir D. Mann and Sir William Mackenzie, announced last week that  the sale of lots in Port Mann town-  site will   commence on or about the  aud the,ieader must not associate this  book with the advertising pamphlets  prepared by quacks throughout the  country. Address 602, Wa&hmgton-  stieet, Buffalo, N.Y.  _ ��, ���  Phoenix-Greenwood, Stage  On and after March ist, the Phoenix-Greenwood stage will leave  Upper Town, at 8.45 a.m., and  Brooklyn Hotel, at 9 a.m.  H. M. Laing, Prop.  For Bent���Furnished house-keeping  rooms. ��� Apply 3. M'lntosh, upper  town.  Mr. and Mrs. Shehan departed some-  Born���At Phoenix, February 12, to  Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hower, a son.  Born���At Phoenix, on February 11,  to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Eope, a son.  Fred. Faulkner has now joined the  noble army of horny-handed sons of  toil. ���',;'��� .:;���.-     ���.  Jim Ferris, the popular hockey and  baseball faii, has gone to Seattle where  he expects to camp for a while.  Mrs. Coutts of Grand Forks was  visiting her daughters, Mrs. Jas. Marshall and Mrs. O.Biish this week.  Service will be held on Sunday even  ing in  the Methodist church at. 7.30  p.m.    All welcome..    Good music.  Stanley Smalley leaves today for  Fayette, Idaho, where, he has some  promising interests in real estate.  Mrs. (Dr.) Dickson and daughter,  Dorothy, were passengers on the Great  Northern,'en1 route to Vancouver, on  Tuesday last.  Presbyterian service will bo held in  the K.P. hall, tomorrow, Sunday, at  11 a.nn A cordial welcome. Kev. J.  B. Minim. 13. D.  W. B. Marks, professor of dancing,  is a visitor to the camp, coining in  from the Similkameen, where ho 'lift's  experienced a highly successful season.  Lawrence McEloy and Gordon L.  Thompson have recently dissolved  partnership, the. former taking over all  the interests formerly held by the  latter,  ';,,,��� A. G.Xachapelle left on Friday, via  Spokane for Vancouver. Later on he  evpects to camp on the shoios of  Goose bay and sample the salt water  thei eabonts.  The services on Sunday in St. John's  Church aie: Holy Communion at S  a.m., Morning Prayer at'10.30, Holy  Communion at 11 a.m., Sunday School  at 3, Evening Prayer at 7.30. Kev. L.  B. Lee, Bector.  W. B. Williams (Judge) left on Tuesday for Vancouver and coast points,  the serious condition of his health having necessitated the disposal of Ins  business here. After his coast v isit he  leaves for the east.  The stated services in the Catholic  church are as follows: First and third  Sundays in the month. Mass at 10  a.rn., Sunday School at 2.30 pna.;  Evening Service" at 7.30 p.m. Bev.  Father Choinel, pastor.  Walter G. Kennedy has recently  added a pool room to the Club .cigar  store in Greenwood. This innovation  has already proved quite an attraction  and is a convenient rende_v ous for  visitors from Phoenix.    Meet me at  ______ Cedron Seed Plant.  In Central America many natives are  gathering the seeds of this plant, Cedron  Soed.e rare medicine that has valuable  curative powers. But few drug stores  carry this seed, owing to the high cost  of the article.  This country is a large consumer of  this costly seed because it enters into  tho famous catarrh remedy. Forun*,  soldtherworld o"��" ���.���'.-..  OPENING NOTICE  We  beg to  inform  the  citizens of  Phoenix, that we have opened a  Rooming House and  Laundry, Marsh Block  Knob Hill Avenue  and are now in a position to turn out  First-Class Laundry Work at moderate  prices.    A trial solicited.  C. O. Brower   -   Prop.  Shiloha Cum  ______ ...���<%��* HEALS THE LUNGS  STOPS COUGHS Price, as cents  B. C. Parliament  Hotel Broo  King EdwardLodge  No. 36, A.F. and A.M.  Bcgular communication at 8  p.m.   Second Thursday of  each month.  Emergent meetings as called; Alasonic  Hall, McJIale Blork.  W. J. Pkkndbroabt  J. T. Hawthorn, W.M.  Secy.  I. O. O. F.  Snowshoe Lodge  No. 46  Meets every Monday Evening at  Miners' Hall. Visiting biethren cordially invited.  Samuel McLeod, Noble Grand.  Dan Pater&on, Fin. Secy.  A. L. McKinnon, Bee. Secy.  Daughters cf Rebekah  Phoenix Lodge No. 17  Meets in   tbe   MLlncru"   Union   Lodgo  Hn.ll First and third. "Wednesdays, *  atlas M. Mackenzie Noblo Grand.  Mrs. Kfflu Marshall, Secretary.  Safe: vi*'.-.j1  '���-"*,'* "���~-'",  ' r z '- i  SM/o//sGure  OU/CXLV   STOa>a   COWHS.    CUIUS    COLDS,  urn, it the thkoat ana iMitae. ae centra  Lady Wanted  Crop  The  total   fur crop   of  B.C. last  year amounted   to   nearly a   million  , 'dollars, Recording to   the annual re-  **/*ort'*ofBryan Williains,^.'provincial  ^ game warden.,   Bounties   of $3.00  '���per head  were paid  on   3,600 coyotes, tbe sale of skins, averaging the  hunters about $3.50 per head in ad-l    To introduce HOUSE & HOME (the  dition.     At   the recent   sale   of furs I Woman's Magazine).  Make $10 to $20  Vancouver,   1500  beaver   skins   weekly.   No money required.   Sample  copy on request Give references Address Circulation Manager, House and  Home, 347, Pender-strcet West, Vancouver, B.C.  charge of operations there.     Pat Moi-   FRATERN AL  ORDER  ley  bas  also   taken   up  his abode   at/ OF   EAGLES  1 that  mine  and   will  probably not   bo  in  were disposed of at an average  price of $6 per skin. In addition,  land otter, wolverine, marten, mink  and silver fox skins were sold to a  total exceeding 11,000.  SMIohs Gun  mm gouchs sus.���1"���  25 CENTS  ~^ n  Watches  and Clocks  SPECIAL. VALUES���-We have an exceptional good  Strong Watch for heavy work at .. S8.00  Others at SI O, SI 5, and up.  Dr. de Van's Female Pills  A reliable French regulator; never fails. T besa  pills are exceedingly powerful in regulating the  generative portion of the female system. Refuse  all cheap imitations Dr. de Van's are sold at  t>6 a box, or three for J10. Mailed to any address.  Tha Soobell Drug Co., St. Catharines, Ont.  Alarm Clocks  Good Alarm Clocks $2.00 to S2.75  Alarm Clocks in Mission Wood Cases .. $4.5�� each  CALL AND LOOK THEM OVER.  The Jeweler  &Gjt��O0��&P*jni.,  seen in i'hoenix until after Leap Year.  The   motion   picturo   entertainment  ofc the  opera house   have now become  a part of the town's, fixed amusements,  and   judging    fiom     the   nmnbei   of  patrons the  venture appears io  be a  decided  success.    The  comic sections  are screamingly funny, while the other  views can truly  be  classed as educational.    The illustiated songs aie also  worthy of special mention.   Manager  Wethercll is a first-class opeiator.  The grave danger run by children  playing about the stations when the  trains are arriving or departing, -was  nevei more forcibly illustrated than  recently, when a younster was seen  perched on a snowbank on the far side  of the track a few seconds previous to  the arrival of the Great Northern local. A slight slip and nothing could  have saved him from falling down the  steep bank and under the wheels of the  arriving train.  The Leap Year dance arrangements  are about completed. A committee of  | ladies (married and single) have finished a census of the town and every  bachelor under 91 has been rioted,  while a list of their worldly goods has  been carefully compiled. The office  bull dog being sick an entrance was  easily effected into the Pioneer office,  the staff coming through the examination-very nicely. We now know the  reason why Judge Willie left tho  town.  Passengers on a C.P.It. train last  week were gruffly and pointedly informed that it was contrary to the  rules of the company for them to take  pictures of train wrecks, What we  would like to know is when this remarkable law was passed by our legis  lators. Of course we are all aware that  the great C.P.R. in an important factor in the government of this country,  but this is the first occasion we find  that that company has passed special  laws for our " benefit."  The boy stood on the binning deck  a long long, time ago, and people  viewed the fire swept deck, and said:  "I told you sol I asked you fotty thousand times to have youi ship insured,  and now you're 'punished for your  crimes���you'll be well smoked and  cuied!" Another watched the fires  red raids, and said: "It serves him  right' I tiied to sell him hand grenades���he simply wouldn't bite!" A  third remarked: "It's proper luck! I  offered him one day a first-class hook  and ladder truck���he chivied me  a>vayl" Tht: buy stood on the bui-iilng  deck until he thought he'd bake, then  wrapped his whiskers round his neck  and jumped into the lake. He couldn't  swim���ho had a qualm���his chance  seemed mighty slim! 'Twas then that  Mary's little lamb swam out and re-  rescued bim.���Uncle Walt.  Spuclul to Phbonix Ploncet-  The outstanding feature of the.  past week at Victoria has been the  full report presented by the Prime  Minister of the recent mission to  Ottawa, and the capstalization of  its results in a-telegram to Hon  Richard McBride from Mr. Borden,  of which the following are the  material and most acceptable paragraphs:  " Respecting the claim of B.C.  for exceptional treatment by reason  of permanent physical conditions  irri'd otherwise -.'��� . . we are prepared to appoint a commission to  investigate the merits of the claim  made by your province in this regard: one commissioner to be  named by this government, one by  your government, and the third to  be selected by agreement bf the'two  commissioners, or, failing such  agreement, by the Secretary ol"  State for the Colonies.  " Respecting Asiatic immigration:  This question is to be taken upas  soon as possible in connection with  the new treaty with Japan to which  Canada has not yet acceded. The  interests of Canada in respect of  immigration will be safeguarded,  and your government will be consulted with regard to considerations  specially affecting British Columbia."  The correspondence and various  memoranda contained in the complete return show the negotiations  at Ottawa conducted by Hon. ".  McBride, Hon. VV. R. Ross and  Hon. W.J. Bowser to have dealt  very fully and comprehensively from  the provincial standpoint, not only  with those two major issues, but  also with the complicated questions  of railway belt lands, which the  province volunteers to administer  pending their purchase from the  Dominion government, charging  only the actual cost of administration; Indian reserves, a readjustment of the areas and boundaries of  which is declared imperative in the  interests of white civilization and  the reversionary interest in which is  stoutly maintained as a provincial  right; alien labor, in the restriction  of which more prompt and effective  action is demanded of the federal  authorities; the necessity for the  provision of additional cruisers for  the more adequate piotection of  western Canadian fisheries interests,  and various other iniportnnt departmental concerns.  / The return has been made the  /subject    of   two   resolutions    intro-  The Only First-Class and Up-To-Date  Hotel in Phoenix.- New from cellar  to roof. Best Sample Rooms in the  Boundary, Opposite Great Northern  Depot.      V   V      Modern Bathrooms.  STEAM HEATED.  James Marshall, Prop.  ELECTRIC LIGHTED       "  Phoenix, B.C.  Stationery  Fancy Goods. Dolls and Toys. Books,  Magazines and Periodicals, Kod,aks,  Films  *nd   ct���nn,if>c-.   Musical   Instru  ments and Supplies.    School Sundries.  WALL PAPER AND DECORATIVE PICTURES,  GLASSWARE  AND   CHINA.  Cigars, Tobacco, Pipes and Smokers' Sundries.  Wi-itintf Paper in Latest AL.   ALMSTROM  Shapes and Tints  EASTERN TOWNSHIPS  BANK  Capital  and   Reserve,   ��5,200fOOO  Head Office -  Established 1859   -   SHERBROOKE, QUE.  Wm. Kakwkix, President.     Oaiinkk Stkvk.xs, VIco President,  J. Mackinnok. Gonornl Ma  82 BRANCHES IN  PROVINCE OF QUEBEC  AMI at  VANCOUVER, B. C.  GRAND FORKS, B.C.  PHOENIX,  B. O.  TABKR    A.LTA. PRINCETON, B. C.  VICTORIA, B. C.        QUEBEC. QUE.  Savings  Department at all  OITlces.  CORRESPONDENTS   ALL    OVER    THE   WORLD  WINNIPEG, MAN.  COLEMAN, ALTA.  LETHBR1DGE, AL*TA.  STRICTLY FRESH  EGGS  Spokane district Fresh Eggs  Per dozen     -    -    -    -     50C-  P. BURNS & CO., LTD.  ���Wholesale and Retail Butchers and Produce Merchaawp||  PHOENIX, B. C.        -��"*^"-"= ��     3&***3_  PHONE 2     *itftffib  K. of P. Lodge,  No. 28  Phoenix,  Meets Tuesday Evening at 7.30.  Sojourning brothers cordially welcomed.  J. E. Carter, K. of R. S.  H. M. Laing, C. C.  PYTHIAN SISTERS  Mountain Temple Lodge No. 17  MccIh in Pythian Hall, Lower Towri  First aud Third 'I hursdttys. '  Mrs. H. Rend  M.E C.  Mm, A. D McKenzie  M.R.C  A, S, HOOD  Fire, Life and Accident Insurance.       General Agents.  Issuer of Marriage Licences  Bank Block, Phoenix, B.C.  Phoenix Aerie No. 1SS | subject  Meots in Union IlnlJ, Friday Evenings. J fjuced   by  tlie   Premier,    confirming-  Visiting brother*, are always welcome./  b    de,eg.ation.s cour<,e  and approv-  Jon.N Love, W. P. ...... i -  T. B. Cosgrove, W. Secy.   ���S the solution proposed in respect  to the better terms and Asian immigration questions, the former of  which resolutions has pasbed the  Assembly unanimously, the latter  still being in debate. Discussion  thus far has been chiefly notable by  reason of the very full, clear and  logical addresses in which the first  minister traced the history and issues of the questions involved, and  for the declaration by Jas. Haw-  thornwaite, the Socialist member  for Nanaimo, that Socialists feel  no antipathy for the oriental races,  and were their party in power,  wbuld_\vclcome the Chinese and  Japanese to Canada, without prejudice, according to the principles of  universal brotherhood  Another feature of the week was  the presentation of the amending  Liquor Act, by which Attorney-  General Bowser aims to perfect the  machinery for the successful enforcement of the admittedly most drastic  liquor act on any British statute  book, the new provisions being notably in the direction of compelling  the disclosure by interdicts of the  source from which they may have  obtained liquor, the closing of every  loophole for the escape of those  who sell intoxicants to minors, and  the provision of imprisonment without the option of a fine for illicit  sellers found guilty of a second  offence. Coincident with the introduction of this bill, a large and influential deputation representative  of the B. C. Local Option League  was granted an interview by the  full executive, renewing the request  made last year lor the bestowal on  every community of full control of  liquor and license matters within its  borders. To these visitors it was  pointed out how far the present law  is going in the promotion of temperance; how systematic, organized  a.id uniform control would be impossible under the plan proposed by  the league.  DRAYING  Of all kinds promptly attended  to. Rapid Express and Baggage Transfer. Careful attention to all orders.      Phone A65  James G. McKeown  Firs -class Fir and Tam-  arac Wood, $5.00 per cord  Pine Wood,  $4.50 per cord.  Fir and Tamarac, double cut,  per cord, $6.50.  WOOD   DELIVERED   ON   SHORT  NOTICE. 'Phone B32  nson  MADAM  LAVAL'S  Cotton Root Compound Tablets  A KELIABLK KEGP-ATOB  Theso Pills are compounded with tho greatest  cars from tlie most reliable remedies known to  science; such as arc belnr; used with much success  by the most celebrated physicians known.  They are a specllic lor the distressing, disorders  to which tho female constitution is liable.  Price *2 a box. Mo. a (much stronger), *8 n  box. Sold at all drug stores, or by mail frornTtat  _����ol l>ru�� Co., St. CutlmrlnoB, Oaf.  Phoenix Cartage Co.  If you require any Heavy Teaming or Hauling done,;  let us do it for you. That is our business, and we"  have the equipment to execute all orders satisfactory.  First-Class Wood  We also have a supply of first-class Cordwood, short  or long", and can deliver it on short notice.  McElroy & Thompson, Props.  Lumber, Lath and Shingles. PHOENIX. B.O.  When in Doubt  Ai to where you cmi f?ct Tobacco to suit you own particular  taste, cull nt our stoic mid we will conMiice you that we can  satisfy your wnuts.    Wc keep n \aiieri iisioitmerit of  Tobacco, Pipes and Smokers' Supplies  Stationery, Books, Toys, Confectionery  Razors, Brushes, Soaps, Perfumes, etc.  Antonio Cervo     knob hill avenue  Notice to Creditors.  A detachment of officers for the  sloop of war Algerine arrived last  week, at Victoria, from England.  Notice iolioicby given Unit on tho  29th day of Juniuuy, A.I)., 11)12, an  older was made by His Ilonoi .Judge  Brown, local judge of the Supicinc  Comt of British Columbia, appointing  A. C. Sutton tiiliiiinirilialni of tho  estate and effects of John iVcikowch,  late of Phoenix, in the piovince of  British Columbia, who died at Phoenix  aforesaid, on the 11th day of Jumtaiy.  1912.  Kveiy person indebted to Bnid estate  is required to make payment foith-  wtth to the under signed, and eieiv  person ha\ing in possession efTects of  said deceased is required to notify the  undersigned forthwith.  Every ci editor or nthei person having any claim upon or interest in the  distribution of said estate is required  on or before the fhst day ol Mai eh,  1912, to send by legisteiucl letter, addressed to the undersigned, his name  and address and full particulars of his  claim or interest, and a statement of  his account and the natiue of the security (if any) held by him verified by  statutory declaration.  After the said first day of Match,  1012 the administiator will proceed  with tho distribution of said estate,  having regard to those claims only of  which he shall then have had notice.  Dated at Grand Forks, B.C., tho 30th  day of January, 1912.  A. C. SUTTON,  Official Administrator,  Grand Forks, B.C.  Mineral Act.  Form   F  Cekiii K'Arc or Improvements.  '<?*  #?  NOTICE  "jimc " mineral claim, situate in  the Grand Forks mining division of  Yale district.  Where located: Wellington camp,  Take notice that I, Donald J.  Matheson, agent for Angelo Luciani,  Iree miner's certificate No. B29.293.  and Luigi Gri, free miner's certifi-  ate B29.280, and Antoni Copicetti,  free miner's certificate No. B29.292,  intend 60 days from date hereof,  to apply to the mining recorder for  a certificate of improvements for  the purpose of obtaining a crown  grant of the above claim  And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such  certificate of improvements.  Dated this 25th day of Jan. 1911.  D. J. MATHESON.  v*  Electric Restorer for Men  Phf-iinhonol reltores every nerve In the body  ____��____!to It* proper tension; restores  vim and vitality. Premature decay and all seznal  weakness averted at once. FIw(pIia_��I wftl  make yon a new man. Price tS a box. or two ffr  (fi. Mailed to any address. TboBfiOM-Drar  Co., Bt. Ostl���irlnes, Ont.

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