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The Phoenix Pioneer and Boundary Mining Journal Jan 1, 1916

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Array iql'   "*<j>; x 1  !#"'     '  ���������y-vt&r&tt^^  '.^fSSS  ��� "< ,f.  *\:  Tfeo largest coppt.r mines in  tho Dominion are situated  afc  Phoenix.     The Granby  i Co. employs 500 men, and  h��s a litonthly pay roll of  , over sS.'b.OOO: Two railroads,  afford access to the city.  MtiBMBptt ������'.'.  Devoted to the interests ofthe Boundary Mining: District  The Phoenix Pioneer. *8  published in the. hi&bejBit  municipality in Canada���  altitude, 4,800 ft. The Qifcy  has a population of 1,600,  and possesses first-cfas's  hotels, opera house, echoolis  SEVENTE ENTH YEAR  PHOENIX,  B.C., SATURDAY, JAN.   1, 1916  NUMETER 25  Clean Hockey Match  i The first hockey match of the  season was played between junior  teams of Grand Forks and Phoenix  here Wednesday evening, members  of both teams proving, themselves a  clean little bunch of sports.  W. Almstrom scored the 'first  goal for Phoenix in 5 minutes, and  5 minutes later shot a hot one again  tnatrwas parried. "��� At 9 minutes, his  ���brother scored goal t\yo.  Grand Forks developed plenty of  sfrgarn in the second period and  . pressed Phoenix hard, scoring in 5  minutes. After'6 minutes of play  'Dannie Deane stopped a nict* lifter  on the end of his stick si ot by  Bruno for the Forks from about the  center.     Grady for Phoenix   proved  quite a checker from this time to  end of game. Bruno nexl^scored a  goal that was a wonder for quickness. At the 15-miriute period  Almstrom made an "s" down the  ice passing the puck and scored.  At 19 minutes half a dozen players  had the puck within a few feet of  the Forks goal, someone slipped  and Phoenix'scored. Four to two,  favor Phoenix.  Both teams showed they knew  the game, and players took 'advantage of every trick. Once or twice  the rubber changed sides through a  player lamming it to fence when  tight pressed and getting it on-the  rebound. Bruno for the Forks and  Almstrom fqr Phoenix are sure there  with the goods. E. E. Barnes gave  every satisfaction as referee. '.  Today we end a year that proved itself a  pendulum betwixt a smile and a tear; a  momentary halt within the waste and then  the nothingness from which we set out. It  was but a shadow���a poor player that strutted  and, fretted its days upon the stage and is  heard no more. 'Twas but a childblown  bubble that reflected the shadow of its own  environment and is gone ��� a mockery, a��  sham, a lie, a fool's vision, its happiness but  Dead sea apples, the pain the crunching of a  tyrant's heel.    Good-bye, 1915.  Consolidated's Report  *&���.--  Special Announcement  We beg to advise our friends and patrons that the  Cold Weather now enables us to buy our Fresh Meats  in quantities; that means a lower cost, and therefore  can supply you at very attractive prices for prime stuff:  CHOICE STEERS % HEIFERS  Fore Quarters, 13c;       Hind Quarters, 16c.  .PORK (Grain  Fed)' Half or Whole Hog 15c.  . M UTTON  Nice Young Stock, by side 22c.  ~In our Produce Department we are stocking very  superior goods, such as  Shamrock Creamery Butter  40c.j Very Choicer 141b. Box, S5.25  SHAMROCK HAMS, 30c.  SHAMROCK AND DOMINION BACON  SELECTED EGGS,1 40c. per dozen  SHAMROCK LEAF LARD, 5 lb. Pall, SI.OO  SAUERKRAUT, 15c per lb.;  2 lbs. for 25c.  OYSTER SELECTS, SOc. Pint  P. BURNS & CO. LIMITED  PARTICIPANT IN YBRES SLAUGHTER  RETURNS HOME TO PHOENIX  Mud and Blood,  Death and Destruction, Mark the  Most Bloody Battle In British History  Against German Despotism.  -and then, Jimmie?"  "We sighted our rifles steadier andTired.   -and a helmet flew over the bank and   we   knew   another   Hun   was  killed. We saw the rats come swimming down the trench, driven out of  their holes by the rising water. Life, even here was dear to a rat. One  of the boys turned to get a clip of cartridges from his bandolier hanging  on a bayonet driven into the back ofthe trench. He half turned and a  bullet pierced his lungs, foam and blood flecked his lips, and the inert  body slipped slowly, oh so slowly, down into the ooze���"earth to earth."  Ten feet down the.line we heard a choking sound, and saw another boy  groping blindly for support at the- slimy .Vail of the trench, a bullet  through his spleen. The man next lifted him unto an observation"  mound in the trench���at "night they would bury him opposite the spot  where in his groping his body had fashjpped a cross in the wet bank of  the trench.'   We seen tbe"buriai party'cHrnb   out   of   the   trench   in   the  darkness  to'bury;thcir;.dc|id.>?.^Finrv^';:S.boffnbNu^nLndLro Kfc    tho    sky,  and a long finger of light from the searchlight showed a group tying up  the effects of a shrapnel victim���not much, a pipe, photograph and a  rosary from his neck. And above the ceaseless rattle of the quick-  firers and the roar ofthe big guns sounded the order to retire. A squad  scrambled out, lead by an officer with a cane. He pointed the way, then  pitched forward, a command half framed on his lips. Over the turnip  field a figure dragged itself between the fire of two armies in endeavor  to escape, bullets splashing mud in his face. We followed the torturous-  trail ofthe victim of a dum-dum bullef, through the field past remains  of a battered gun carriage where a body lay half through the twisted  tyre. Wecannot forget the sight, for a heap of brass marked the efforts  of the gun server who lay with an unused shell within reach and his  head torn off by a shrapnel. The bleached ribs of a horse showed white  against the foliage, and overhead soared the vultures we disturbed ajt  their repast. This is what we saw of the hellishness -of war. This is  what happened yesterday, and the clay before, and the day before, that���  and for many days previous. Mud and blood! Mud and blood! Death  and destruction. The voice that quivered with emotion stopped, and  then we knew we'd been half way across Hell and back again with the  speaker.  James Porter left here August 23,  i914 for Nelson and then to Val-  cartier where he trained one month.  Leaving for England, three months  was spent at Salisbury Plains in  training again, then they shook the  mud of that place for France.  Three months he spent in the  trenches of France and Belgium,  and in the battle of Ypres he was  wounded in the hip by a dum-dum.  His section was completely- surrounded, and the order was given to  retreat. Rather than be taken a  prisoner he crawled three miles to  a British dressing station, drawing  fire of Germans in so doing. Here  his wound was dressed and he was  sent on in an hour to Hazelburg  thence to Boulogne where he spent  the night previous to his departure  for England. The Bristol hospital  nextattended his wound for two  months, when a fresh batch of  wounded necessitated his removal  to Chelthenham hospital for one  month previous to leaving for home.  While in England the citizens  used the boys royally. Tea-fights  and theatrical shows wound up a  day spent in motoring.  While in France he met the two  Olivers from Greenwood. Sid,, the  father was killed by a bullet in the  spine; Bill Oliver had half his head  blown off with sbrapnel. J. 'Martingale, of Phoenix, is a prise nt-r,  as also Ted Horrell. lie seen D.ui  Patterson who is   wounded   and   in  England. Harry Sewell is in England also, being wounded in a fight  at Festerburg by shrapnel in   back.  The soldiers are more than delighted with presents of tobacco and  socks���the socks, Jimmie says, are  always a God-send. Mitts are also  in order.  It was five weeks before he had a  bath, and twice in three months he  had opportunity to make a complete  change of raiment. Four and five  days a week constituted time in  the trench, mostly in two feet of  muddy water. Everybody was as  lousy as a cuckoo, and the few  hours snatched out of the twenty-  four for sleep is torture because  they are unable to rid themselves of  the pests.  Out of 1100 men in Porter's bat-  tallion, 230 only answered the roll  call after battle of Ypres. Seventy-  one returned to B. C. points on the  special bringing Porter to the coast  where he reported at Victoria.  German prisoners are afraid to  speak when questioned, as they fear  the consequences after the war.  One thing is uppermost in their  minds, their families must surely be  starving.  One English soldier exchanged  accompanied Porter to England.  A German surgeon removed his eye  without   administering    chiorof >rm.  The tenth annual report of the  Consolidated"Mining and Smelting  Co. of Canada, limited, dated Dec.  28, 1915, as covered by the general  manager's report, the financial statement and the auditor's report for  the year ending Sept. 30, 1915, is  to hand.  Net profit after writing off $192,-  478.85 for depreciation amounts to  $795,411.15, out of which four  dividends (a total of 8 per cent),  amounting to $464,398.00, has been  paid, leaving a balance of $331,-  013.15, which, added to the balance  at the credit of the profit and loss  account as shown last year, makes  a total of $2,058,299.99 at the  credit of that account.  During the year�� the property  account has been increased by the  sum of $42,-372.37,. which includes  the cost of claims adjoining the Sullivan mine and work done on the  Lucky Thought, Ottawa, Molly  Gibson, Highland and Silver King  mines.  As outlined in a notice to the  shareholders on Nov. 15 last, the  directors decided to issue 11,610  shares of the stock of the company.  This was to provide funds for the  extension of operations at Trail an'd  elsewhere.  Anticipating further requirements  of "capital, the directors have decided to increase the authorized  capital to $15,000,000.00.  Since the last report important  additions have been authorized at  the smelter, to take care of increased tonnage, also to allow of  the production of zinc on a commercial scale aod to provide a  copper refinery. ' Extensions' are  way  an important feature of its operations. Up to the present the copper  matte coming from the smelter has  been refined in the United States.  Development'work at the Sullivan  mine and also at the Rossland group  has opened up some promising  bodies of ore. Very little work has  been done on the   other  properties.  The  Consolidated    Mining    and  Smelting company or Canada, with  properties   in    different    parts    of  British Columbia and  a   smelter   at  Trail, has declared a quarterly dividend of $2.50 a share, payable Jan.  1 to stock   of  record   of  December  14.     This is an increase of 50 cents  a share   over   the   former  dividend  rate, and'will amount to  $175,282,  making the grand total $2,297,989,  and of this $468,016 was   disbursed  this year, $8 a share, or 2 per   cent  of   the   original    capitalization     of  58,502 shares having been   paid   in  four quarterly iustallments.  The Mother Lode Mining company, which owns and operates the  Mother Lode mine, in the Sheep  creek district, has " announced its  first dividend, 11 per cent, or  $137,500 to be paid Jan. 3.  welt   under  and    some    of    tho  We'd Like to See  The new- council hold meetings  at regular intervals.  The outside team at the coming  bonspiel that can beat Phoeni^  curlers on "rough ice."  The man that Jimmie Marshall  cannot draw into a solo game.  '���Arkansaw" run for the legislature. He's almost as good as  Jimmie at persuading.  equipment is in operation.  Recent contractshave been entered into with the shell committee for  considerable tonnage of zinc and  refined copper. The manufacture  ol zinc is a new departure for the  company, but with the large . tonnage of ores available in tbe company's properties it will develop   into  Some idea   of  the   magnitude   bf \  the province's premier Industry may  be   Gained    from    the    fact    that    the ^  - V.N. -..S  mineral production of   the   province ���  is about 11,000 tons a day, and   the  completion of new plants under con ���  struction.will bring this   output   up  to.2P,000 tons a day, or a production  from the metal mines of the province  aggregating   about   $30,000,000    a  year.     The Boundary district is  the   ;:  largest producing district,   with   an  output of about 30,000 tons a week.  Snowia  four inches  II this week   amounted   to  For the month 25.  3C  3C  1  I  We wish our  Friends and  Patrons a Happy  and Prosperous  irnes!  ZICZ  *-, PS*!'*  V^^jvfefc  ; <n \ 7*h WVJZfi ���f?$ffi? 'I?;;*'!:'/":'"  T  ������.',.<>.''.'..  irHEj:J>l$!P^  The "Oliver" No. 7  ���esse  O. KAY, Agent, Phoenix  THE PHOENIX PIONEER  issued weekly  at Phoenix, British Columbia  Subscription, 2.00 per year  2.50 to United States.  G. Kay, Publisher.  mere matter of precedent���and precedent is law. The same being  necessary to good business, we  humbly submit to the inevitable;  nevertheless, we must agree with  Mr. Bumble that "the law's an  hass"���especially when it comes to  a question of precedent.     ,  The stremious efforts put forth by  the chosen last year account possibly for the lack of interest they  have evidenced in such matters as  welcoming returned soldiers, etc.,  and keeping up western mining camp  hospitality.   -  The coming year gives promise  of more visitors. Is it asking too  much that the mayor strike the  usual committee to take charge of  such affairs and give Phoenix status,  the most optimistic Canadian would  be surprised, by the vastness of  Canada's output in a few years, he  particularly mentioned the development of the great mineral wealth of  this country as one ofthe conditions.  This development has not enjoyed  the capital or the enterprise it has  deserved. One reason is that the  professional company promoter has  had too much to say and to pocket,  while the legitimate mining engineer  has too frequently been ignored.  Celebrated Fittingly  The Coming Show  ^  ADVERTISING SCALE  Application tor Liquor Lieonoo (30 days) .. $5.00  Ap#UW��Hoa for Transfer of Licence $7.60,  ���Uritiofttooi Improvement (60 days)       $10.00  ApfiUoilMon to Purchase Land notices (60 days)   t $10.00  ���AtuMrtlent Co-Ownership notices 00 days $25.00  "��a(pUe��t�� Certificate of Title notices, 98.00  txtiUf of Thanks, 60 cents.  All other legal, advertising-, 12 cents a line,  ..alnfjto oolmnn, for. the first insoitlon; and 8  Man,* line for each subsequent insertion, non-  pAibII measurement.,  Display .ads $1100 per inch,  single  Stutan,   per month.   Transient ads.  e. per inch, per issue; subsequent in-  ������rttens, SBc. per inch.  * Saturday, Jan. 1,1916.  The New Year season,  with its  good will   and  "cheer,   is  at  hand.  According to long established,,' precedents, this is the  time  when  the  metal  market should   be   dormant  and   action  sluggish.     But    precedents are no longer "in   the  running."    Present    conditions,    which  are   radically  different   from,    and  much' better tban   those  ordinarily  had with the approach of the  year  end, are the development of the new  order of things���the outgrowth of a  wonderful readjustment of, underlying con trolling" forces.  Althougb_the   recent  exceptional  activiFy has slackened and although  there has been some price  shading,  the present situation is a remarkable  one���really unlike any that has been  had at this season, in   many years.  Itfis manifestly a  situation  that  is  based on new foundations and  that  has more regard for actual  present  facts than for fosilized and ill-fitting  .theories   of   bygone   days.    Every  test  that- has   beenr applied,    has  emphasized    its     soundness.    The  dullness so called,  is   only  relative  and does not, in any sense, indicate  an existing weakness.    On the,contrary, the  signs   are  plentiful   that  the\ market  Is-even  now    chafing  under  its  leash,   and   it   certainly  looks as if the new  year  would .be  ushered in . with "a  movement" that  wsr i-i  is*?  ��  l&fi.  fev      ���  1^'" ���  la     "  leials, and the following Thursday  is election day.    Six aldermen, three  ,   for each ward, will be  elected   with  a mayor, to  mould   the  destiny  of  , civic affairs for another 365 days.  Election-day in Phoenix is a,listless  sort  of an  affair���in   fact   it  might be enlightened to the interest  spectators'take in a cricket  match,  upon witnessing it for the first time  in their lives/ with the score around  800 and the.same batter up.  Some    day,\ when"  Phoenix 'is  awakened by the tolling  of a  bell,  t citizens who are able will  toil over  the, hill  and  plant  their  represen-  ,. tatjijves in a reclining  posture.    Till  thejn it seems a foregone conclusion  >- thkt things   will1 slipj along  in   the  ;   same old 5 o'clock, tea party manner  . - Neither voter or candidate seem to  'care a d���.  Wi  f *.  V -  %  '"?��  vl  ��4  One of the best incidents that  -point to the lassitude with which  civic officials have carried out their  duties as representatives of the  people is to be found in the return  of, James Porter, who after enlisting here and being wounded at  Vpres, returned on Friday's train to  take up residence again.  ''Everybody was-glad to see him  back, and the glad hand was extended freely���but this cost nothing.  We do not say that the hero was  looking for public recognition���it is  not a British characteristic���still, he  was in our midst Christmas, the one  day in the year when the milk of  human kindness is supposed to flow  freely. Did the city fathers do any.  thing in the way of aj"reception?  No, they probably doumed the cost,  a��� mere nothing to the city that  boasts of its. ability to pay off'all  indebtedness at any time.  However, Jimmie's efforts were  whole-souled, that is more than can  be said for the council.  Every department of business and  industrial activity is-fairly teeming  with new life. The inclination is to  do more���and still more,^eyen up to  the full extent of our limitations  And all this means added,.- strength  for the fundamentals- and a fresh  impetus as^well, for a further expansion-'in the year to come���  conditions that surely ought to give  an increased zest to the pleasures of  thevcoming year.  ��� lo the natural course of events it  is destined by law that Phoenix is  to have a council for the forthcoming  tyear���-and it is a 900.99% shot the  personalis will-be the same. View.  jag the lackadaisical efforts put forth  in past years by the  electors,   it  is  Safe to say that  the  election  is  a��ago that, given  certain cooditions,  About three years ago, the  Canadian Mining and Exploration  Company was organized by prominent bankers and capitalists of New  York and Canada. The,; directors  have just approved its liquidation.  Its object was te investigate and  exploit mining and other proposed  enterprises. When it^was- formed,  great things were expected in  Canada, but since its organization  1,500 mining propositions have'been  investigated without one being found  the owners of which would sell'" on  terms warranting financial promotion. A small participation in  Alaska-Juneau underwriting was  the extent of the company's mining  activities.  The liquidation of  this  company  is an important matter for the   mining industry of Canada.    Never before has such an influential  organization   'leen  formed    to    take:  an  interest in the industry.    It  would  be a matter, of interest to know why  the company was unable to  achieve  greater results.    Unofficially, it has  been said that vendors of unproved  claims had a very exaggerated idea  of the  values  of their    prospects.  This is an  old  complaint  and *was  heard in the big days of Cobalt and  since in the Porcupine field.  There is a large' spread in value  between actual production and the  undeveloped mineral resources of  Canada. In 1913 we produced only  $145,000,000 of minerals and last  year still less, $128,000,000. Now  that the campaign for greater agricultural production has brought  results, attention might be given'to  greater mineral production. When  Sir George Paish told us two  ytltars  "The'Girl From Nowhere," which  comes to the Miners' Opera House  on Saturday, January 15, is distinctly more^interesting than the  usual musical comedy in that it has  consistency, and where its episodic  interpolations are introduced, they  are' at least definite.  Thus some very substantial  amusement is afforded by Mr. Billy  Oswald, a detective disguised as a  floor walker in a big departmental  store. ' His treatment of the customers, although at times preposterous, is genuine fun and has  spontaniety about it that is a relief  from' the conventionalities passed  down from one comedian to the  other. Miss Zara Clinton, as  Molly, the girl, from nowhere, has  the kind of qualities,and attractions  that get over the footlights '��� in a  personal and intimate way. 'She is  singing or talking to you and not to  the vague general public at large.  The opera is remarkable for the  potency of its songs, and some of  the dances that accompany them are  beautifnlly contrived. There are 24  song numbers^ each one better than  the last, one of the most effective  numbers being "The Midnight  Chimes," sung by the ladies'  sextette, which is a veritable jewel  of magnitude in color, animation  and tunefulness.  The entire production, which is in  two acts and four scenes, is Jjeauti-  fully staged  and   elaborately   cos  turned. ,   ,   ���  Christmas Day was fittingly cele  brated here by the members of the  Scandinavian Fraternity, whose  lodges extend from the Atlantic to  the Pacific. In the afternoon the  children were rendered happy with  gifts and the carroling of the little  ones made one think that ' Hans  Anderson was shedding his benign  nature oyer the assembly.      ���       A  In the evening, when the- dust,  man had made his rounds and gently  closed the eyes of the innocents, the  parents assemgled again that they  might forget trials and tribulations  of the past and extend to visiting  brothers and sisters the felicitations  of the season. Care was cast to  the wind, and breezy jest and repartee filled the interim . between  numbers on a lengthy program that  followed tbe opening1 address p by  Emil Carlson. - ���  In the- evening the floor was  cleared, and the strains of Ironsides'  orchestra soon tempted the most  staid to indulge in the light  fantastic in which .the younger mem.  bers had early engaged.        .  Thus ended the festivities. of one  ofthe most progressive organizations, in Canada, formerly, known  as the - Scandanavian Aid- and  'Fellowship Society with 240 lodges  and a membership of 2s,000 who  conduct their proceedings in English,  Cream  ER  Pur��, HmaBthful, Dep&nei��mblo  r , -     -  1 r ,'  Made from Cream of Tartar  n  f 1-  CONTAINS NO ALUM  Made in Canada  Shoes that Fit J  We make -a specialty of' Miners'  Shoes; good fit, nice shape, and  nothing but the best of stock used  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED  NICK PALORCIA,  Knob Hill Avo.       Phoonix, B.O.  'Plagiarism is the name one gives  to anyone else'i'epigrant.  PHOENIX BAKERY  W. WILLIAMS, PROP.  <   ;: -   ! -' , '.->��� i * *���'; ���  ���'  Doughnuts;  Madeira  Cake,  , Lunch Cake for" Sunday use  delivered otiorder every Sat-,  ; ,urday.-Give us a trial order.  OAKE8 MADS TO ORDER AT  MOST REASONABLE RATES  TELEPHONE 53'  Local Railway Schedule  The following are. the time table  schedules governing the arrival and  departure of local trains:  GREAT NORTHERN >  r '   '        ft  i r "^ . ���"   "' t  Departs-every day .at. nine a;*n. >t  'Arrives daily at S.IO'p.jTi.",- -i �� ^   '.  .' CANADIAN   PACIFIC  n-v  Seven years_ago Charles Brando*?,  a Phoenix miner, started  for  Croc-  has never been heard of since.     His  wife is now suing,for his insurance;  D. J. Matheson  General Agent,  Fire, Life and  Accident Insurance  PHOENIX, B. C.  SYNOPSIS OF COAL  ' MINING REGULATIONS  Coal mining rights of the Dominion,  in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and in a portion of the  Province of British Columbia, may be  leased for a term of twenty-one years  at an annual rental of $1 an acre. Not  more than 2,560 acres will be leased to  one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made  by the applicant in person to tbe  Agent or Sub-Agent of the district in  which the rights applied for are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must  be described by sections), or legal subdivisions of sections, and. in unsur-  veyed territory the tract applied for  shall be staked out by the applicant  himself. :    "  Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if the rights applied for are not  available, but not .otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable  output of the mine at the rate of five  cents per ton.  The person'operating the mine shall  furnish the Agenfc.with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of  merchantable coal mined and pay the  royalty thereon. If the coal mining  rights are not being operated, such returns should be furnished at least once  a year.  The lease will include the coal mining  rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available  surface rights may be considered  necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of $10.00 an acre.   .  For full information application  should be made to the Secretory ofthe  Department of tho Interior, Ottawa,  or to any Agent or Sub-A genii of Dominion Lands.  W. W. CORY.  Deputy Minister of the Tnteri' >r.  N.R���Unauthorized   publication   of  this advertisement will not be paid for  ���30600.  MILK AND CREAM  The rich quality-ot pur Milk and  Cream is gaining new patrons  for us daily. _We solicit- a trial."  Delivery made to any,part of^the,  The PHOENIX DAIRY  W. A. McKay ft Sons, Props.  w<  @I��1B  First-class Fir and Tam-  -' arac Wood; $6.00 per cord  Pine Wood,  $5.00 per cord.  - Leaves daily for-Nelson at "12.15. ���  For"the west,  via Penticton, at the _���  same hour on Monday, Wednesday!  and Friday.  Arrive  in  Phoenix  from. Nelson-'  daily at 4.45 p.m.   From the west, 'J  via Penticton, at- the same i hour''on  Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.     ��|  GOLD WATCH FREE.  Fir Tamaracy arid double cut,  r per cord, $7.00.  WOOD DKUVIRIOjON  NOTICE.  XSHORX  'Phon* BS2  Robt. Forshaw  ���wrtan MUM w��m  tteat m  Kiltth   OSff tM 0BC  is vMBtn to-4��y_��oa Mi  will In ���       '      tanlkn  Bigttl  I *��  think Ok earn to* met to to  --   -   - *   Da  3*  wOl te MM* -*OUail * U0TD, "WtotMM  itbm.W).��. OmmUb BoM. tmSSHZ  I  f  Th�� sls~  Phoenix  Pioneer  has for 16 Years been re.  cognized as' the Mining  Medium of the Boundary  country.  In the matter* of advertising, it reaehes the  right kind of people, and  an advertisement in its  columns is certain of  quick and profitable results.  In the matter of all  things pertaining to the  progress of the district it  is a reliable and trustworthy authority. It's  American subscription list  is one of the largest in  the Kootenay.      <,  When arriving in town  subscribe for it. When  leaving keep your subscription alive. You may  want to come back again.  Advertisers should call  or write for our Advertising rate card. The local  paper is the local medium  for   local   business   men.  Published Every  Saturday Morning-  Send in Your Stationery Orders and  Holiday Printing: to the  Phoenix Pioneer  mmsmBsssmBsmmsWsWLWsmLmm  s * -  ��� ,j        " '   i      ' j . i   -   .     j  THE HOME OF \. /  ARTISTIC  PRINTING  A BUSINESS MAN IS KNOWN BY-THE  QUALITY OF PRINTING HE USES  Our Stock ot Stationery is the Best that can be procured in  Canada* and our Workmanship will meet with your approval  Why Not Have Your Stationery  ���       Printed by Us?;.";���,:,  We^make"1 a specialty of Letterheads, Envelopes, Billheads,  Note Heads, Memos., Visiting- Cards, Menus, Posters,  Wedding Invitations, Check Books, By-Laws,        \  ,       and in fact anything done with Printers'  .  ,;���,; ' v,      '  TNK'AND.PAPER   ' "'���.������  No Job Too Largfe, None too SmaBB  <,���  $2.00 per Year in Advance. ,     $2.50 per Year to U. S.  areassssHKHHSSSS njjppvffvseg!^  /  ffttE   PIONEER,    PBOIMX,   fiBITISH   COLUMBIA,  ���s  I*  >:  i* ���  h  > .  f\ i  Hotel Brooklyn  ! ...   Cigar and Tobacco Stand in  Office.    Up-to-date in every  particiilar.   The hotel of com-  s , fort.   Half-a-minute from the >      ,  parage.    .;.    Sample Rooms  CD. Bush, Prop.  Phoenix, B.C.  i>  A Happy New Year  to One and All  Thos. Brown  "Everything a Man  Wears'^  Concentrates  Your Milk Supply  Should come- from healthy and vigorous Stock,  handled in a CLEANLY AND SANITARY  manner Separated Cream insures purity and  quality.   '. The Dairy produces both."  THE DAIRY       J. W. Hannam, Prop,  r*'i  -~Ftt  * -. *  OUR SUBSCRIPTION LIST  Show a number of" Delinquent  Subscribers, -j ,W,e don't need to  use the money���we only like to  count it I  s  ���v  .v\, . -'���������  ,!'|\v.    .      ��  ?  .,<  ���:  ��5 ^ s  el   fcr !-���  "i /  GA^ADiAN  and  Mew Year  Excursion rares  Fare  and   One-Third for  the Round Trip.  "TO AND FROM ALL STATIONS.  Dates of Sale-  DEC. 22-25;  Dec. 29 to  January 1.  RETURN  LIMITS-  JAN. 4, .1916  Special Concessions to Commercial Travelers and  , Schoof Teachers  Ask for details.    Details from All  Agents or Purcers.  Conductors will see Excursion Tickets  from Flag Stations.  J. S. CARTER, D.P.A.,  Nelson, B.C.  There are 25,399 Indians  in  this  province.  '   There are 10,000 auto licences  in  British Columbia.  ��� Five feet of snow has falleri in  JRossland to date. '  Kaslo  has., 314    names    on   the  .voters' list this year.  Prisoners in the Nelson gail held  high jinks Christmas.  Let The Pioneer know who" your  New Year visitors are. t  Thaws are preventing the enjoyment of curling at Penticton.  , Louis - Knauss* has opened a  barber shop at New Hazelson.  Port Alberni hns decided to reduce  its liquor license fee one-third. '  Pork is 12^c a pound in Victoria  and 15c to 18c in Cranbrook.  The political civic cat and dog  campaign is on in Vancouver.  Indians -around Merritt are in  good shape financially this year.  British Columbia grown alfalfa  hay is on Ihe "market in Vancouver.  Merritt voters' list contain's . 324  names this year, a reduction  of 25,  ' Opium is being smuggled from  Vancouver to Seattle in engine cabs.  " Canadian soldiers received 25c  extra to buy Christmas cheer this  year.  Dynamite ��� is being taken io  Princeton on special trains, these  days. ���  The Wallace fisheries - will use  $13,000 worth of salmon cases this  year.  Hogs are - being purchased in  Republic at.the rate "of 100 to 300 a  week.  It costs a white man $5 fine for  being drunk in Penticton and an  Indian $5.        r~ ��� ��� r  Andy Moyes, who used to run the  Oralla Hotel in Hedley, is living "in  Scotland.  ' Bread "constitutes 38 per. cent of  a British Columbia citizen's daily  fdod.supply."'^-"l,,v"'" -����*���.'"\i��,i;.-'."��. i  Creston ranchers disposed of $10.-  000 worth of livestock during the  past few months.   -  Japanese toys replaced those of  Bavarian manufacture in British  Columbia this year.  Chillivv^ck is to have a soldiers'  training camp. Its dykes will provide ready-made trenches.  The date for the passing of the  jitney in Washington state has been  set for September next.  Three hundred people attended  the bartenders' ball in Victoria last  week.    'Ow the mighty 'ave .fallen.  A rain guage has been ^installed  at South Vancouver's municipal hall.  One for wind would have been more  appropiate.  Hazelton contributed $10,400 in  various ways last year to the  patriotic fund. Another indication  that there is always cash in' a mining camp.  The South Vancouver Chinook is  now published  from   the   old   Van  couver  World   building.     Arctit.ec  tually, the edifice is the best laid out  building of its kind in Canada.   -  '���Onion market fails to gain  strength" is the heading in a coast  newspaper. The reporter evidently  overlooked the fact that, like cheese,  the despised bulb, loses nothing by  the incident.  .   ,        ����� ���  Foster's Weather Report  Boundary District of British Columbia  1 t     j       \    ^   ** r*-rm "2     ***l  A  m'u  ���'- ^   '   '"y,vV,��i(  v3l  RICH   IN  MINERAL,   AGRICULTURAL AND   LUMBERING  POSSIBILITIES���  A MOST PROMISING FIELD FOR THE INVESTOR.  Next disturbance will reach the  Pacific coast about January 2, cross  Pacific slope by close of 3, central  valleys 3 to 6, eastern sections 7.  Warm wave will cross Pacific slope  ab[out January 2, central valleys 4,  eastern sections 6. Cool wave will  cross Pacific slope about January 5,  central valleys 7, eaMe'rh section   9.  Unusually high temperatures are  expected near January 5 andthe'n a  great fall reaching a'low point not  far from January 12. Better prepare for very bad weather during  the week centering on January 27.  A severe cold wave, northern  blizzards, southern excesses of rainfall, heavy snows in the Rockies  and excessive precipitntion on the  Pacific slope are expected. .  Probably no district in the Dominion* of Canada possesses so great an array of  i potentialities as the above.' The mountains throughout its entire length and breadth,  are almost without exception mineraliferous, containing gold, silver, copper,,iron and  , other valuable ores, while in a few localities there are more than surface indications  \ of the presence of coal.  FOREST AND  MINERAL WEALTH  Its forest stretches are among the richest in the province, and what is of great  ,' importance, easily accessable to river and railway.    There is scarcely a square mile of ,  it that is not either equipped with high tension wires, or which could' not  be  reached  by the expenditure,of the smallest outlay.    Not the least attraction from the point of  view ofthe investor, is the sites for water'power, which abound in this district.  Just at present an immense amount of interest is  being directed  to the recent-  free gold discovery in Greenwood, while in the same district is to be seen one of the  ' best equipped free gold properties in the west, a not inconsiderable asset in these days  of industrial depression and shrinkage of gold reserves.     It is in this district where is  , situated the Phoenix and Grand Forks properties of the  Granby Consolidated, t��-  . gether with those of the British Columbia Copper company.    In the former eamprand  ' surrounding it for miles on all  sides, are acres  of crown-granted mineral claims, all  awaiting the advent ofthe investor.    The title deeds to these properties, thanks to a  beneficent series of mining laws, are unimpeachable, and if proof is wanted of* the  statement, let us point to the almost entire absence of mining litigation in the courts  ofthe province.  AGRICULTURE AND FRUIT-GROWING CENTRE  The possibilities of the Boundary as an  agricultural and fruit-growing centre  are also worthy of investigation, and a visit  to some . of its   spendidly equipped or-  * chards will prove a revelation to the stranger.-    The highways throughout the Boundary makes this section of the province the motorists paradise, millions.having been  spent on the construction of government roads.  ; No localityis better served with railroads than  the   Boundary district.     At  .present this section  is served by two of the greatest systems on the continent, the  C. P. R. and Great Northern companies, while-within a few months the route^to-.the^  'Pacific coast will" be commercially curtailed by the opening of the new K  branch of the former.  7  s;to-.the^. r  :. v. v. V  I. O. O. F.  Snowshoe Lodtpe  No. 46  Meets every Monday Evening at  Oddfellows' Hall. Visiting brethren  cordially invited.  Our hall is for rent for dances, social  evenings, etc.  Adam Bloomfield, Noble Grand.  Thos. Lloyd, Fin. Secy.  Mark Rukin, Bee. Secy.  Daughters of Rebekah  Phoenix Lodflp No. 17  Meets in the Oddfellows' Hall,  First and Third Wednesdays.  Mr*. Christine Elmgren, Noble Grand.  Mrs. Amy A. Cook, Secretary.  K. of P. Lodge,  No. 28    Ph^e0n.ix'  Meets"Tuesday Evening at 7.30.  Sojourning brothers cordially welcomed.  '.'     " Chas. Davidson, C. C.  O. H. Knight, K. of R. S.  PYTHIAN SISTERS  ���Mountain Temple Lodge No. 17  Meets in Pythian Hall, Lower Town  Second and Fourth Thursdays.  Mrs. Wm. Wills,  M.E.O.  Mrs. H. Tilten, n  M.R.C.  FRATERNAL  ORDER  OF EAGLES  ]        Phoenix Aerie No. 158  (Meets in the Oddfellows' Hall, Friday  , Evenings, at 8 p.m.  Visiting brothers are always welcome.  Richard BLtrNDELC, W. P.  T. R. Olabkb, W. Secy.  Of all' kinds promptly attended  to. Rapid Express and Baggage Transfer. Careful attention to all orders.     Phone A56.  James G. McKeown  Happy New Year  Thanking you fop the generous  Patronage accorded us in  the year just ending.    We  hope to merit a continuance  of the same during the  New Year���1916.  E:A. Black. Jeweler  THE KNOB  HILL HOTEL  A. O. Johnson, Prop.  First-Class Accommodation for Miners  FINEST OF WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS IN STOCK.  'PHONE 72. YOUR  PATRONAGE SOLICITED.  >"i  ���5-1$  F4l  ���w  i  os:  ���Wf'  '"���Sj BalTIOTlvGPiJWWiX^
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people of the dominion 'for.fu'nds  to
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lifunfl ?1unt^.theftclallp»!nputipns;
appears, it has not greatly;.; exceeded
current demands and, if peace were
every prospect that .the : metal H'wW:
advance two or three cents a pound
before the present buying demand is
required before all the ,men- of  the
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r With further recruiting V the .de-
maodsupon the fund will, with each
succeeding:   month,     continue-   to
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ofthe miners' union about it at; the"
fund to continue its  splendid   work
^u|ing^l 916;V and ^jdre3car)e:Kof|$th:e:
Goverpment House. Ottawa, Janu-
box office.
!;Gei"Mbi?e Money ?*[i or- y oiiriJPbxes
>;MtMfkrat, White Weasel, Beaver, Lyhxy Wolves,
Marten and otliex: Fur bearers collected in yoor section
gHTP TOUR TOnsDinECT ii"Sfl'u'b'KHTV Ihe brs'esl'-
house in the World dealing exclusive!* in NORTH AMERICAN RAW FURS
t     ar^luible-^rcnpoTisible—safe FurHotise with an unblemished rep-'
« a station existing for '"toore than n third of a century," a Ions suc-
AND PROFIT ABLE returns.   Write for' Chi fiMjubert fbWvtt."
Oie only el ible, accurate mark et report and jjrifie list published
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A B SHOBFRT Ino 25-27 wes-tSUstinave.
**. JO, JJTlSvJ E5CR. 1, inc. Deirt c 95 CHICAGO, U.S a!   '
subscription for^acbrrect answer to^
■the;2 following 3 conundrum received
this answeriS " Whyiis a newspaper
like a woman?" { ^flSyery man should
have one of: ;H|s own>aod not )^
running after his neighbor's;J, ;;^^|
: Tv^enty:years' experience in;r'-'Enj|||
lish, v French; Swiss and Americatt
watch -repairing. '" Satisfaction guatB
anteed. Charges reasonable. LeaVe
orders at Union,Cigar.store, or this
Phoenix stage. Carl Adenour, Greeri-
wood.v •■      . '■..''.'' '   H?;
Dan McKinnon. was killed in the
Mother Lode mine on Christmas by/
a fall of rock. • A verdict of accidental death was returned at the
inquest. Deceased was 35 years of
age, and an old-timer in the Boundary. The remains were • sent* to
Cape Breton for interment. Reyi
JV R. Munro conducted the  servic^i
Ski enthusiasts  should  take  the
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opportunity to see one of the nicest
collections of.silverware it will ever
be their good fortune to see, no]wr
o'o display at: the Brooklyn hotei.'
It is representative of the prowe|s
of a local jumper, E. En'geii. One
of the cups was secured in a jurrtp
of 113 feet 7 inches. To win it [is
imperative the successful contestant
land on his feet. ' 'i-;}\
fit makes one thmk, although the
boys are having hard times ov|f
here, that they, are not forgotten.
'. ' . .-.- -thanks, for your, kindness
rewards me, and I will highly atai
p. eciate any little gifts of cijfarettJs
01 tobacco you care to se>id nfe.
I hardly know how to   thank  you;'
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Im'&^^majtteri'y^ ■•; con-v
^guliiting ais well at;tunings giyi
^ng^n^|appre):iative>ear, and:':alij
Iwi^^nsideratipri for good music
"ir^tirueness and  beauty of tone
Itjhjat ils"; possible,   and  value  for
■tijeir rnbneyV ^ This the.''manufac>,
turers(know buildsiupthe reputai
tibn  of; their instruments   also;.-
^hi^ is'why I am  highly recommended by the best piano firmsj
'being the best authority in Can-'
|w{p be ih\Phoenix about the 4th
?^eek:m:January.'■:-:';'   .;  .>'• •■■;.!•
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fdrgardioBj and farm oro best
for B.C. soil. See Catalogue fox
solid rfuoircaate'*' of puiity
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Sutton S SopS.The K.i rigs Soedmon
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Victoria  , &      Vancouver
OIB PojrC Sr. -  667.Gronvillo.SI'.
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PRICES:    Reserved, $1.00;    -
""General Admission; >.. • S0c>    ;
-Seats on Sale at Tom ^Brown's
^liurcli Serviceiv
The stated services at the Church
of Our Lady of Good Counsel are as
;foJ16ws---Secbnd and fourth Sundays
in the month: Mass at 10 a.mi;
•Sunday school after mass; Evening
service at 7.30: Rev: Father}E>on>;
Dorval.;-'"'';; ''Cv.."-'- -■'  •"'■.
St. John's Church — Holy communion at 11 a.m. Morning prayer,
10.30. • Sunday school at 2.30.
Evensong, 7.30.   Rev. A. M. Lloyd,
(Vicar. "■"■■■' ■. \ :. .•;;,';v.,-,....  ;.', '    .....
j- -St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
•^-Service January 2nd a.i-T.30 p.hi.
Sunday school at 2. p. . m. All
welcome.   Rev. J. R. Munro, pastor.
cigarettes, writing material, candy, ':-.
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He will remomber you because, your
name and address is Writ^n: on the
posteard.'';yre.ienclose': 'in'}; feve:i*!r«aiSc.
Parcel you.'subscribe for.   :^^£'%. '•
This TO
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Our soldiers are giving theicjlives; you
are asked to^ give them something to    '
smoke.   It isn't much to yoiii,"but it; is
a great; deal.:rt^v:>^om:m3r''^^k|n«r"
This sending,^but; of .somefebing is; a
solemn duty. \The 4riipty pipe is bad
enough an ywhere, as evejry smoker
knowsrbut at the fvpnb it i| a tragedy.   .,
Send   Yov-f Com^ributlon
toThie Pioneer CJifl®© and
It will be ackt*.©w8odg:od
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