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The Phoenix Pioneer and Boundary Mining Journal Jan 4, 1908

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Ninth "Ykar  PHOENIX,   BRITISH COLUMBIA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 1908.  .*  No.   7  ^  As we stand upon the  threshold of 1908, THE  BIG STORE takes this  opportunity of -wishing  its many friends and  patrons a  Happy and Prosperous New Year j  We thank you heartily for patronage extended during 1907 and  trust the same cordial  business relations will  exist between us in the  year to come.  ^  I  sen  XvUklJUI^vvivJUIvvJUI^vvlJUV^V.^^  JJuULJJL!J.M>  J 908  We wish to thank our many-  Customers for their Liberal Patronage during the year of 1907, and to  express the hope that, by careful attention to business, we may merit a  continuation of their Valued Favors  during the year just beginning,  We wish you all joy and prosperity, today and every other  day of the year���whatever of success and happiness comes to you  will make us glad.  Cordially,  Jllorrii  flwmlBuwiBagft;  3.  ress and Results at  Boundary Mines and  WHAT  WAS  DONE  IN  1907  I  In spite the many drawbacks of the  year just closed, the tonnage produced  in 1907 at the mines of the Boundary  lacks but a few thousands of that sent  out in the previous year, that for 1000  being 1,101,000 tons, and for 1907  amounting toa trifle less than 1,150,000  tons of copper-gold ore���most of which  was reduced at the three, Boundary  smelters Proof of progress, evidenced  by plain figures, is the best evidence of  advancement; so that in apite of fuel  and car shortages; notwithstanding the  mines being non-productive for practically one-quarter of the year, the product very nearly equals that of 1900.  When the year 1007 started in, the  entire west was in the throes of the  worst storms known in many years,  completely paralyzing traffic of every  kind. This cut very largely into the  expected figures of the Boundary output, to start with. Then there was a  shortage of coke at the smelters, which  was intensified when the labor troubles  of the Crow's Nest Pass country came  on in April. Coupled with this'waB tbe  demand made by the Boundary miners  for an increase in the wage scale, which  was eventually granted, in view of the  high price of copper then prevailing.  An excellent summer ensued;. however, and the average tonnage of the  combined mines often ran over 100,000  tons per month, which was constantly  growing. Meantime, however, the price  of copper in tbe world's markets was  turning sumersauIts, and before it got  done, was cut squarely in half���from  26% cents to 13 centB per pound; a condition that gave cause for alarm to both  Ihe officials of the large mining concerns  and the employees, who had received an  increase of wages on a high copper  market.  This uncertainty gave way to certainty  in October when the Dominion Copper  closed both mines and smelter, being  followed by the three other large producers���the Granby, B. C. Copper and  the Consolidated Co.���on NoveMber 11,  when everything was closed tight. This  was said to be due to the high cost of  production and to the low price of the  red metal. Bo things stood till early  in December, when the Granby Co.  gave notice that it was willing to resume  at both mines and smelter if the employees would accept the wages of a  year ago, being an average of'about 50  cents per day less than the high scale.  For three weeks the matter was held in  abeyance by tbe men, but finally on  Cbtistmas eve, a vote was taken by  which the men decided to go to work  on December 20th on the scale offered,  base<l-at the mines ob $3.50 per day for  miners and &3.00 per day for common  labor. This was widely hailed as a most-  satisfactory outconn- of the matter, as  the largest mining enterprise in the  province was thus able to resume operations and give employment to some  900 men.  Production of Ore.  For purposes of comparison,   the  following table gives the production of ore,  in  tons, in the Boundary for the last  eight years:  1900 (0 mos. onlv)        90,600  1901 '.      390,800  1902      508,876        ]  1903      690,419  1904      829,808  1905      933,548  1906  1,101,537  1907 1,148,237  Total  5,859,225  It will be seen that each year up to  1907 has been one of steady advance-  men in the ore output, and despite  drawbacks, 1907 very nearly equals that  of 1906, the grand total being well up  towards six millions of tons. In the  absence of definite returns as to values,  and allowing abnut $5 per ton, this  gives a grosB return of about $20,000,000  in the eight years from tbe mines of tlie  Boundary, and ia a fair indication of  what may be expected in tbe future in  this district, even if only a moderate  rate of increase is allowed for.  Iu detail, ore shipment returns from  the several producing mines of tin-  Boundary district for 1907, as far as they  could be "ascertained and figures secured  from those interested, weie as foilows,  in drv tons;  Granby Mines      013,537  Snowshoe      135,001  B. C. Copper Co.:  Mother Lode      208,321  Emma.        18,274  Oro Denoro         14,481  B.C. Mine  1,712  Dominion Copper Co.:  Brooklyn-Idaho        55,548  Rawhide        04,17.'!  Sunset        31,258  Mountain Rose  3,990  Morrison  040  Riverside  90  .Sally  05  Duncan  40  Providence  700  Elkhorn  20  Strathmore  55  Skylark  224  Bay  30  Golden Eagle  60  Total 1,148,237  It will be observed that out of the  total of more than a million tons shipped  and smelted in tha Boundary in 1907,  some mines had a smaller record than in  1906, due directly to the causes heretofore mentioned, while others did better  than in the previous year. Granby  would have sent out over a million tons  alone, had the mines shipped twelve  months instead of about nine months.  As it was. Granby fell down bv nearly  200,000 tons over 1900. On the other  bund, B. C. Copper, which had its new  and complete smelter in operation,  nearly doubled its output, while again  Dominion Copper fell behind. The total  value of the output, however, for 1907,  was probably worth at least half a  million dollars more than that of 1900,  owing to the high price of copper obtained during the first half of the year.  At the Camps���Phoenix,  In the early days of tho Boundary, for  convenience among the traiiblazers and  prospectors, the community growing up  around a mino of importance was given  a name, which names have stuck to the  localities, although prosperous towns  and cities have also grown up in  this  section,  notably, Greenwood,  Phoenix  and Grand Forks..  Phoenix canip,' originally known as  Greenwood camp, is the most important of the campB, both by reason of  having the largest output of ore of all  the others, several times over and, in  consequence, having the largest number of men employed. There are about  1,000 men employed directly in mining  in Phoenix when tho large producers  are all in steady swing. Of these the  Granby Co. .has more than half, the  otheis being employed by the mines of  the Dominion Copper and Snowshoe  concerns.  In the last year advancement has  been the constant rulo at tbe Granby  raineB, in every respect. Without going  into details, it may be said that the  equipment at the Granby mines is now  one of the most complete in British  Columbia, Its 60-drill electrically  driven air compressor furnishes the  power needed for /Irilling, pumping,  hoisting and many other uses at the  properties, including diamond drilling  and machine shop purposes. The ore is  broken down in the immense stopes,  run into chutes, thence into mine cars,  thence to the crushers and ore bins,  and so to the smelter���never being:  handled by hand or shovel from the  time it ia blasted till. it comes out in  the shape of marketable blister copper ;  at the smelter���gravity being used in  all operations for handling, as far as  possible.  Nothing but stoping is going on at the  No, 1 level of the .Granby mines, where  formerly two steam "shovels were ,at  work, it being found' inore economical  to break and drop tlie ore in chutes to  the lower levels. The No. 2 tvnnel or  level is still used for a big output of ore,  the ten-ton steel ore dumps being operated by a steam locomotive for feeding  one of tbe giant rock breakers, which in  turn drops the ore to the No. 3 level.  On the No. 3 levetvelectricity is the  motive power, twb\H75-l.. p. motors  handling the long strings of "mine ore  dumps. The terminal for this level is  on the Great Northern railway tracks  and is splendidly equipped for handling  a large tonnage���3,000 tons per day if  necessary���including, ore crusher, elevating machinery and ample ore 'bin  capacity with the usual economical rail-  railway" dump-car ioading facilities common to low grade mines.  During the past year what is known  as the Victoria shaft outlet has been  pat in commission? costing upwards of  $100,000, with its 250-h.p, e'ectric hoist,  three compartment shaft, ore crusher,  conveyor; j orei bins'?'etc.. A feature* of  this outlet is the railway cars- of both  the C. P. R. and . Great Noithern can  be loaded from the ore bins, thus making it useful for both railways. This  outlet also can handle 3,000 tons of ore  daily, if required, both railways having  ample trackage facilities. The Great  Northern spur to the Victoria shaft  headworks is estimated to have cost  the railway company about $100,000.  At theGranby Co.'sGold Drop-Curlew  group, part of the Granby mines group,  development has been steady during  the year, resulting in the opening up of  ore bodies of increasing size and importance. The shipments have been  about 300 tons daily from this outlet,  but arrangements have been made for  materially increasing this, a huge ore  crusher���the fifth of this mammoth size  ordered for the Graby mines���now being in process of installation, with ore  bins, conveyor, etc., so that this wi  soon afford the company another ont.et  of large capacity. The C. P. R. has  already built a new spur to serve the  Gold Drop. TJuItimately, the Gold  Drop workings and those of the Granby  mines proper will undoubtedly be connected underground, as the ore bodies  are believed to be one and the same at  depth.  There is little doubt but that the  Granby mines today could regularly  furnish 5,000 tons of ore every 24 Hours",  if called upon to do so. The company is  in tbe unique position, so different in  the experience of many mining properties in other districts, of not being able  to increase the smelting capacity fast  enough to keep up with the possible  output of the mines. As it is, the production and Bhiptuent of from 3,000 to  3,500 tons per day ia an easy accomplishment for theGranby, with literally  its millions of tons of ore opened up  and blocked out, and which is being increased each year, notwithstanding the  heavy drafts of 000,000 to 1,000,000 tons  per annum made on the reserves.  The Victoria shaft ia finished and  equipped to a depth of 400 feet. The  skips when Ioadetl weigh about seven  tons each, running in counterbalance.  At the 400-foot level electricity is being  substituted for horse power," a lot of  sp.ecially constructed 7-ton steel ore  dumps for use at that level having recently arrived here from Pittsburg. The  electric equipment is now being installed and in a short time will be in  running order,  While the heavy shipments have been  going on steadily all these years, development at the Granby has not been  overlooked, there being many miles of  underground workings in the properties,  and the ore reserves constantly increasing with development, an elaborate  system of f'iamond drilling having given  great satisfaction to the management  in tbe results attained.  Granby'8 ore shipments for the past  year have been as follows by months,  m dry tons, being for nine "months in  reality, and then not always nt fullest  capacity, due to the causes   mentioned :  January     34,192  February     82,405  March     03,820  April     70,518  May       5,072  June     72,820  July     80,210  August     54,077  September     74,007  October     86,711  November     39,003  December   smelter  at  Boundary   Falls,  miles distant by rail.    These iniiies ad-  i'oin those of tlie Granby Co. and have  >een extensively developed this last  year, especially the Idaho and Rawhide,  while the Brooklyn mine ofthe company  has been shipping steadily.  When operating at normal capacity  the Dominion Copper Co. emyloys front  200 to 800 men in Phoenix camp alone,  and Hhips from 750 'o 1,000 tons,of ore  daily. The Brooklyn-Idaho group is in  tho heart ofthe camp, while the Rawhide is about half a mile distant, adjoining the Snowshoe and Gold Dron mines.  Altogether the Brooklyn mine has sunt  out close to 300,000 tons of ore since  shipments started first, and there is  reason to believe that it can main turn  shipments for a long time to'come. The  ore is all hoisted through a 350-foot shaft  from this mine and sent out over the  C. P. R. The Stemwinder, adjoining the  Brooklyn, is also well equipped with  machinery, but has not been operated  much this year, the energies having been  concentrated on the company's other  mines.  The Idaho mine has been extensively  opened up by tunnels and open cast or  glory hole woik, making the breaking  down of ore an easy and economical  matter. This mine is served .by a spur  from the Great Northern, which connects with the C. P. R. about eight  mi'es distant. Z A  The largest producer of the Dominion  Copper Co. is the Rawhide mine, which,  like many others in the Boundary, is a  veritable mountain of low grade ore.  This property has six tunnels at different  levels and isopened up so as to be able  to maintain a large output, up to 1,000  tons daily, if need be, for years to come.  This year the C. P. R. constructed additional trackage facilities for tne Rawhide-at a cost of some $20,000.  ' To supply power for its several mines  in Phoenix camp, the Dominion Copper  Co. has installed an up to date machinery  and air compressing plant, electrically  driven. An air pipe line was laid nearly  a mile to the Rawhide mine, and the 30-  drill compressor supplies all the power  needed for the several mines. The Idaho  mine also has a shaft and a good electric  equipment for use at the lower levels  when needed, this mine being connected  with the Brooklyn mine by a drift at the  250-foot level, under the city of Phoenix.  Owing to high operating costs and the  low price of copper, none of the Dominion Copper Co.'s mines have been  operated since October, but an early resumption is looked for in the new year.  Consolldated's Snowshoe Miner  One of the large copper shippers in  Phoenix camp is the Snowshoe group,  operated under lease by the Consolidated Mining and Smelting Co. of Canada. Ltd.. the company operating extensively at Rossland, Trail and Movie. At  the Snowshoe mine a particularly aggressive campaign has been carried on  this year, the ore shipments having been  about 135,000 tons in the nine months of  active operations. Thousands have been  spent in equipment and development,  and the property is today in shape to  maintain a heavier output than ever.  In addition to the extensive workings  underground, reached by a well equipped 350-foot shaft and the main working  tunnel, a large area of glory bole work  has been opened up, giving many thousands of tons of addilional ore yet available.  The machinery plant has been completely electrified, and steam discarded.  An electric locomotive now operates the  mine cars at the tunnel level.  The Consolidated Co. this year purchased outright, partly for. cash and  partly for shares the assets of the Phoenix Amalgamated Cot per Mines, Ltd.,  which owned a dozen claims south of  and adjoining the Granby group, the  nucleus of which is the War Eagle group.  In addition options were obtained on  some score of other mineral claims in  the camp, near or adjoining the present  holdings ofthe company, thus giving the  Consolidated Co. an extensive acreage  in Phoenix camp. A comprehensive  system of development was also inaugurated at the VV'ar Eagle croup this last  summer, and arrangements made for  electric power, tbe service line being now  built. Diamond drilling was also done  on a considerable scale.  Up to the present the ores from the  Snowshoe mine have been shipped to  either the smelter of the British Columbia Copper Co. at Greenwood, under  contract, or to the company's own smelter at Trail, about 120 miles distant.  The latter entailed a long railway hanl  over a range of mountains. From the  extensive acquirements made by the  company during the oast year, it is believed by many that, in the not distant  future, the company will have its own  smelting works at some convenient  point in the Boundary district, and so  avoid cither sending to a custom Hinelter  or having tbe long railway haul. The  company is one of the largest, most progressive and tit the same time most successful, of those operating iu British  Columbia.  Deadwood Camp���Mother Lode.  20 | for a larger tonnage.   The mine is served  '  ' by   the C. P. R��� and   the  haul   being  short, barely  four miles, transportation  is cheap anil expeditious.  Normally about200 men are employed  at ihe Mother Lode, the company having an excellent boarding bouse, bunk  house and a number of commodious cottages.  For a number of years the Mother  Lode was worked to a large extent on  the open cast or glory hole system, but  in the last year or,two the development  unci shipping has nearly all been from  the underground levels." The I'otir-eoin-  partment shaft has been deepened and  the 400-foot level extensively opened up,  showing a large additional tonnage of  copper ore.  Sunset Group.  In Deadwood camp also ifl located the  Sunset group of mines, owned by tlie  D >-ninion Copper Co. For a number  of years tbe Sunset was owned and operated by several different companies,  which were eventually consolidated in  the present company." The ore of the  Sunset has a large percentage of iron,  which is useful in fluxing at the sinel  ter of the company. A deep shaft was  sunk on tlie property by the former  owners, and a large machinery plant  installed. This plant, however, being  much larger than needed, -was moved to  the Idaho mine of the same company  in Phoenix camp. A smaller plant op-  orated by electricity was put in at the  S-:nset this year, doing excellent  service.  During the last ���,ear the management  has been agreeably surprised at tbe results obtained from the Sunset'ore, and  whereas, the mine was formerly valued  chiefly for the iron contents of th�� ore,  copper values have come in that give it  no little addetl value. This last year  the mine shipped 31,258 tons.  In Deadwood camp the Sudbury is a  promising property that was acquired  this last year by Spokane capital, a  machinery plant installed and a shaft  sunk some 200. feet, with promising  showing in copper ore.  Several hundred feet of work were  done during 1907 on the Golconda group  in Deadwood camp, a group owned  largely by Quebec men, and which  promises to be a mine of importance  with sufficient development.  The Moreen is another Deadwood  camp mine, with electric equipment,  and owned bv Minneapolis capital, that  has had considerable work done thereon  this year and has the earmarks of turn'  -J;"togy6iit"weir when'mdre" work" is 'done  ' on it.  On the Greyhound, in the same camp,  a good deal of work was done under  bond, with encouraging results, as far  as heard from.  of commission nearly two months, the  Granby smelter nearly three months and  the Dominion Copper Co.'s awelter more  than three months, due to various  causes, lack of ore being certainly not  one of them. When this is taken into  consideration, the result of the year, as  compared with the previous year, is certainly encouraging. The following is a  summary of the tonnage treated at the  three district plants for 1907, the figures  being official:  Granby smelter    637,626  B.C. Copper Co.'s smelter.   341,952  Dom. Copper Co.'s smelter   153,439  Total, tons. 1,133,017  At the Granby smelter, liitle was done  during May, November and December, '  the results being confined to about nine  months of operations. Therefore the  smelter had but a short time in which it  could get its recently enlarged battery of  eight furueces in fullest operation. Daring the year many improvements were  made about this plant, including new  steel furnace buildings, steel flue dust  chamber, greatly enlarged ore and coke  buhkerB, etc. The plant is now in condition to maintain a steady tonnage of  3,000 tons or more per day, even when  allowing for some minor delays for repairs. Following was the tonnage  treated in 1907 by months:  ..... 34,064  ..... 67,525  ..... 72,170    5,072  July..:.    80,261  ..... 55,295  ..... 79,167  . .... 41,320  Total tons 013,576  Dominion Copper Mines.  The second most important group of  copper producprs in Phoenix camp are  the mines of the 11') itiinn Copper Co.,  Ltd., which ship lo the company's own  The second most important camp in  the Boundary is Deadwood, located  about three miles west of Greenwood  city, and the leading piopertv in this  camp is tbe mother .lx>do group, owned  and extensively operated by the British  Columbia Copper Co., Ltd. The Mother  Lode mine is one of the oldest mineral  locations in tlie Boundary, and has been  steadily operated for years on an increasingly largo scale. The mine is the  chief producer of the company, supplying the bulk of the tonnage for the company's smelting works tit Greenwood,  and being excellently equipped with  modern machinery. Recently electricity  was substituted for steam, and the 35-  drill air compressor is being augmented  by another machine of the Paine size,  which is now en route to the property.  Another ore crusher, with jaws opening  42x30, being the same size as the large  crushers used at Granby mines, is being  installed at the Mother I.ode.  During 11107, with the last two mouths  omitted when the mine was not ship  ping, tbe Mother I.ode shipped 207,321  tons of ore���double the amount that was  sent out in the year 1000���the increased  smelting capacity of the company calling  ���'������'���������-���-���   Summit Camp.  In Summit camp the most important  mines are now owned and operated by  the British Columbia Copper Co. Chief  among these is the Emma, in the same  group~being the Oro Denoro and the  B. C. mine. The Emma has been  worked steadily, the Hall Mining &  .Smelting Co. owning a one-quarter interest. The ore has always been chiefly  valuable for its iron contents, and is  gladly received by the smelters on this  account. When the smelters owning  the piopertv do not need the ore a  ready market is found for it at the  other reduction works.  Latterally in the iast two or three  years, better copper values have been  "found in the ores of the Emma, greatly  increasing the mine's value. Extensive  development, through an incline shaft,  has proven the ore bodies to be much  larger aud more valuable than at first  thought. The mine has therefore been  equipped with a new, 12-drill electric  drive compressor.  Adjoining the Emma iB the Oro  Denoro, which is essentially a quarrying  proposition, tbe ore being easily handled and shipped by either Great  Northern or 0. P. R. The Emma vein  is understood to extend into the Oro  Denoro. A new crushing and conveying  pi.tiit has been installed at the Oro,  abo.it 200-h. p. being used here altogether.  The B. C. mine, in Summit camp,  located about a mile from the Emma  and Oro Denoro, and served by a spur  ol" the C. P. R.. was one of the earliest  shipping properties in the Boundary,  having sent out more than 100,000 tons  of copper ore and having also good gold  values. In fact, the Montreal people  who owned the mine arc understood to  have got their money all back, and then  declined to prospect for more ore. Some  time since the B. U. Copper Co. purchased the group of about u dozen claims  outright for about $20,000, tho property  having machinery, etc., worth nearly  that sum. .Since "then it is said that  nearly enough ore has been taken out by  ibe present owners to pay their purchase price for the properly���and having several hundred acres of mineralized  ground yet to prospect when it is  deemed advisable.  The Mountain Rose mine, in Summit  camp, is owned by the Dominion Copper Co.. and is largely an iion  proposition, being used as a tlux at the  company's smelter. It is served by the  C, 1*. li'., the ore being easily quarried  anil shipped to tbe smelter.  In addition to the B. C. Copper Co.'s  Summit camp mines, it has a valuable  proper!> in the Napoleon, located near  Murcis, Wash., which is chiefly valuable lor. its sulphur contents. An  aerial tramway, with rock crusher and  bunker at the "mine terminal, and loa l-  ing bunkers at the G. N. railway  terminal, have been installed this year.  f he same company is also operating  the Lone Slat- and Washington, located  just across the f>. C. boundary line in  tbfc state of Washington, where development has been in progress throughout  the year. Some toOO tons of high grade  copper ore have been sent out this year,  the ore shipped being taken out in development, it being the idea to place the  mine on a permanent shipping basis.  Bonndary Smelling Results.  As with mining, the three smelters of  the Boundary have not been able to  operate full time during the year. The  B. C. Copper Co.'s smoker has been out  .     Total, tons.. 637,626  Of the above amount only 21,118 tons  consisted of custom ore, the balance, or  616,508 tons, being ore received from the  Company's Phoenix mines during the  year;  At the smelter of the British Columbia Copper Co., the year, while not up  to expectations, showed a gain of more  than 100 per cent over 1906 in. point of  tonnage treated. A new crashing plant,  with additional ore bins and conveyor,  have been installed during the year,  with electric drive,' and the water system has been duplicated. Additional  slag hauling equipment has also been  installed, and additions made to the  machine shop. Following is the tonnage treatment by Months for the past  year:  January  21,133  February........... 15,427  March   23,678  April 34,127  Mav 29,969  June  44,316  July...  47,768  August ..38,161  September  35,567  October  31,334  November.. ...21,442  -��� ��� - -  - -December:-.-.- ....-; -.���. ���--; rr.;���; - ~  Total, tons 341,952  The above tonnage consisted of the  following: Ore from Mother Lode, 213,-  304 tons; Emma, 3,113 tons; Oro Denoro,  10,499 tons; Snowshoe, 84,337 tons; Lone  Star and Washington, 1,584 tons; B. C.  [ mine, 1,712 tons; other material from  B. C, 5,370 tons; other material from  U". S., 15,530 tons. Besides the above  the Emma sent out during the year 727  tons to the Nelson smelter; 15,455 tons  to the Granby and 240 to the Trail  smelter.  At the Boundary Falls smelting works  of the Dominion Copper Co. the tonnage  treated fell off consinerably from that of  1900. This was due, not only to the fact  that nearly four months were lost, but to  tbe fact that tbe enlarged plant was in  commission only part of the operating  year. No custom ore was treated, the  montkiy totals being as follows:  January    11,935  February      7,216  March     20,315  April     13.961  May       1,207  June     17,309  July    23,052  August    28,577  September     22,197  October      7,669  November   December   Total tons, 153,439  As the Dominion Copper Co. has had  plans prepared for the still further enlargement of the smelter, and as the  company's mines can keep up a large  output, there is good reason to think  that good results will follow when it resumes operations again.  (Because of lack of space, our review  of Boundary's High Grade mines is held  over.)    .       Latest Prices in Metals  Nkw York���Copper, electrolytic, $13.-  ���50 @   $13.62; lake,   $13.62 @ $13.67.  Bar Silver, 54)s  Lead; $3 00 @ *3.05.  Spelter, $4.30 @ $4.35.  Boundary Mining Notes  The annual meeting of the Royal  Victoria Mining Co., will be held at  Greenwood on January 27 th.  The Strathmore mine closed down  this week, and it is likely some diamond drilling will be done on the  property.  The annual meeting of the Dominion Copper Co., has been called  for Monday, January 27th, at the  company's registered British Columbia  office, in Phoentx.  Granby has begun shipping again  over both railways at the initial rate  of about 1,000 tons daily, to be increased at once. Thursday two furnaces were blown in at the smelter,  and today it is expected that two more  will be placed in blast, to be followed  by the remaining four in due time, as  the ore shipments are increased.  About 300 men are employed at the  mines, the force having been increased  daily. Applications from more than  enough have been received, but men  are arriving in camp every day from  every point of the compass.  ������vk^Mmmi  IllPIi  lllitllf  i:X.:i^myA  Atmm  ' > ;�� Iplg  ���'������'.?Jlv��v4L��-i:'*W TNF    PTTOTCNir    r'^'TCEr?.  ��<>   'Krai*. ���  lit  ill  11  LI  ftp  Mi  llfr:  M  Jilp'  a*  i: iMfl  ItJf  PERFECTLY   FLAVORED 1  JuA  blending  the   riclr  Ber.iuse    of   the   t-xpeit  which skillfully combines  ness and stren^'ih of the hesl Indian  Teas with the delieac\ and fragrance  o' C.'eylons.  BOVRIL  the kitchen  economist  The Phoenix Pioneer  Aud Boundary Mining Tournal.  IMUBD 1NHATDHUAVS HV TBI,  PIONKEltPUBLISHING (50.  AT PHOKKIX, B, C.  W. B. WILLCOX. Manaoch.  I BuaiaeM office No. 14.  I Manager'* residence. No. 15.  Telephone*  ��� UB8CRIPTIOH8 IN  ADVANCE.  Per Year J1.00  Six MonUn...  1.35  To the Doited States, per year  2.50  cess, even though tin: right mon can  be found as mana��ei���no easy task in  itself.  If V��i A.te'not-a aubacr ber to this paper, this  la ��u Invitation to you to become one.  The Hedley Gazette says that the  pre tables printed of bite by several  Boundary papers, with the last column  headed, "Shipments for the week,"  begin to look pathetic wilh their long  ladders of 4-em leaders. The Pioneer, which started this habit years ago,  has not printed that table for several  weeks, but will start it again shortly,  even if the lone "ladder" has but one  rung in it for a while. Even that  much will be encouraging.  Much of the left-over food you now  throw out can be turned into delicious dishes by the additie* of *  little Bovril.  It gives warmed-over meets the  juictoess of the original cooking-.  It gives body and strength to soaps  and gravies.  It gives a delicious, piquant flavor  to cold meats and hashes.  Every day you will find Bovril a help  and an economy in your kitchen.  Bovril contains the essence, flavor  and nutrient substance of the very  best beef. It gives strength and  nourishment to the invalid, and helpfulness and economy to the cook.  All ttood grocers tell BOVRIL  Kelowna is to have a high school.  Chinese footpads are operating in  Victoiia.  I'crni-'s December payroll was  $204,000.  A steam laundry enterprise is being  promoted in Kamloops.  Vancouver Masons will erect a  $70,000 Masonic temple.  Soo-Spokane trains will be taken off  January 5th till next June.  ��� Victoria's provincial exhibition buildings were burned last week, the loss  being $30,000.  S. S. Taylor states that he will  be a candidate for the mayoralty of  Nelson in  1908.  U. S. Grant is starting a town called  W'estbank about eight miles from  l'eachland in the Okanagan.  A townsite has been laid out on the  east side of the Columbia river, near  Waterloo.    Fruit  farmers will support  it. '    "     '  A reserve has been placed on the  iinstakcd timber limits of the province,  and those now holding such areas are  elated.  "THERE:., ISN'T  a medical man or a food specialist  in America but will say that  I. H. HALLETT  Barrister, Solicitor,  Notary pIui. ���  Cable ArtdresH:       IIALLKTT.  (Bed/bid M'NelVi, ���     '  *  Codes \ Moieiug .-�� Neal's  ( Leiber's.  Grkknwoop  ]!,(  TUCK    COLLINS  SHAVING PARLORS  and BATHROOM.  Phoenix, H. c.  1 Hotel Balmoral  Cor. First & Knob Hill Ave  TEA S  ARE THE PUREST, MOST HEALTHFUL  AND MOST DELICIOUS OF ALL.  Sold Only in Lead Packets.  Adreril-jlnj; rates lurnwheo on application.  Legal notices 10 and 5 centa per line  .Hour weekly inaertlona conatittite ooe month'*  1 ���.<���:���������< JI08  1908,  ���JAjV.  1908  Sun. Mon. Tuts. Wsd.   Tho. Fr���    Sit.  5'  12 \  36'  6  - 7  8  9  10  11  h  14  '5  16  ��7  18  20  21  22  23.  34  25  .�� 7'  28  29  30  3��  ���  Put on your thinking cap and   write  it 190,8. ,   -  Of course, every resident   of British  Columbia knows what fine fruit can be  and is   raised   in   this  province.    But  when the  London Times takes special  pains to call favorable attention to the  horicultural  products   of British  Columbia, giving them unqualified praise  it is worth  while making special mention   of it.    "The   Thunderer"   was  only relating what is general knowledge  on this side of the water, but it should  be remembered that the journal carries  far reaching weight all over the British  Isles.    Commendation   from   such    a  source will be of destinct benefit."  FROM THE  ANTILLES.  Chamberlain'* Couth Remedy Benefits a City  Councilman at Kiognlen, Jamaica.  Mr. W. O'Reilly Fogarty,Who is   a  member of the  City Council at  Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies,   writes  as  follows: "One bottle of Chamberlain's  Cough Remedy  had good  effect on a  cough that was giving ine trouble, and  I   think   I  should    have   been* more  quickly   relieved   if  I   had continued  the   remedy.    That   it was   beneficial  and quick in relieving   me there  ia no  doubt and,it is my intention to obtain ,  another bottle."    For sale by all druggists.  Vancouver proposes to have the  real ihing in lacteal fluid, to be supplied  by a $150,000 company known as the  Pure Miik Co.  In East Kootenay the lumbermen  at the Porto Rico lumber camps have  accepted the cut in their wages from  $j 00 to  $2.50^  Vancouver's city council will sue  the Monetary Times, of Toronto, for  libel. Publications copying the offending article are also to be proceeded  against.  Why Sutler from Rheumatism.  Do you,know, that rheumatic pains  can be relieved? If you doubt this  just try one application of Chamberlain's Pain Balm. It. will make rest  and sleep possible, and that certainly  means a great deal to any one afflicted  with rheumatism. For sale by all  druggists.  $�����.-������ ���   ��  0 ���     The BEST, Cheapest  I     and most satisfactory  Clothing in Phoenix.  WHO SAYS SO?    Hundreds of satisfied  .'.������.'.customers. ���.' If you don't   oelieve  it come   ���   <  and examine, goods.  A Fall Line of Underwear, Shirts, Shoes, Ties,eto,  tust arrived.    All new seasonable goods at old  and Che\pkst prices.  KingEdward Lodge, No.36.  A. F. and A. M.  'W*,     RcgulHicom1uuuicntio118p.il,     ���,.  WW.)!>    ond ThurBday orcacli inoiiih'  /W.K?}a��S,^li!R"���1,rt!MHM-"  ��� M.'M.nTliPIIKNS.  Secretary.  'J.J.STRCTZijT.  W..M.  I. O. O. F.  SNOWSHOK I.0D0K Nu. .t,  THOMAS BROWN,  Men's Wear Exclusively.  ��-'  P. 0. Box 56. Phoonix Market. 'Phone 2. .(���>.  vJeeii- every Mot'idny UveulHg at Miners' llai  fisltin^ brethren cordially invited.  .1 K.McDougal,   N. (i.  W. S. Cook, Rec. Bec'y.  Win    Pickard, l'er. I'in. He  P. BURNS & CO., Ltd.  Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants.  Choice Line of Fresh and Cured Meats.  Poultry, Fish aod Game in Season.  All    Orders  Receive   Prompt Attention.  VlKllirvg     brotht-n  Always Mil-omi-  I   Wrim, W. p.  Harky James,  A.D.MORRISON  JEWELER & OPTICIAN  Local Time Inspector for S. F. & N  (High CIbsh Goods alwny*. in Stock.)  GltAM) F0HK8, B.C.  Markets at.Greenwood, Grand Forks, Midway,   Eholt and  all  the  other  principal Cities and Towns in B.C., Alberta and Yukon.  Headquarters:  NELSON, B.C.  Headquarters for Boundary:  GREENWOOD, B.C.  Mrs. Ruggles of South Pittsburg  had been to tbe Carnegie Institute one  Saturday afternoon and had been  much interested in the statuary on  exhibition there. On giving an account  of the trip to a neighbor, she said, "I  have seen that fellow what they call  Adonis, and I've seen Ruggles, and of  the two, give me Ruggles."  ,. Now. for those good resolutions  common to the season'.-' Let one of  them:be to always pay the printer���  and on time.  . Things are brightening up not a  little in the Boundary as the, new year  is starting. They looked dull enough  November and most of December, but  , there is, a decided change, now, owing  tothe,resumption of operations by the  ithe. Granby. Co.  '' While matters financial do not have  the same .bright look they did a year  ago, ft; should be remembered that the  pendulum .has been swinging the other  way for several months, and now a  change for the better is due. to begin  and keep, on for some time .to come.  Confidence is returning generally, and  that "means more than half the battle.  Duncan Ross, M. P., is the largest  owner of the Boundary Creek Times  at Greenwood. The Times praises  Duncan Ross highly for what he is  alleged to have done at Ottawa for  his constituents   in Yale-Cariboo.    It  We Guarantee  to cure your cough or cold  No "ifs" or "buts" ���just a  straight statement-Shiloh's  Cure will cure your cough  or cold and do it quicker  than anything- you  ever tried, or your druggist  -will return the purchase  price. Get a bottle to-day,  and cure that cough or cold.  Greenwood   Liquor   Co.  We furnish tlie trade all over the   Boundary   with  the Choicest Imported and Domestic  Wines, Liquors and Cigars  As wj ship direct in Carloads, we  can   make   the"  prices right, and give prompt shipment.  Jas. McCreath & Co.  GREENWOOD, B. C.  Greenwood Stag��  Lllie  Phoenix Shoe Shop  A.'.'t. TUI.'ANO, Prop  Shiloh's  cures colds  and coughs  Leave Phoenix, upper town, 9.30 a.ra.")  '' " lower town, 10.00a.m.,-Standard Ti  Leave   Greenwood      - 3.00 d. in. J  me  3.00 p.  Prompt Attention to Express and Freight.    -���-    PHOBNIX 0PP1CE, WITH H. JAMES, KNOB HILL AVE.  D. L. McELROY, Proprietor.  M.ajft��j��fe4a*aaaMaa����ai  Dominion Ave., Near City Hall  :**** PHOENIX, B. C  Carnages arid Other Rigs, Horses and Saddles  For Any Part of the Boundary. Express and  Baggage Transfer Given .Prompt .Attention.  Dry Wood Delivered to Any Part of the City.  D. J. McDonald* Prop.  A Share of the Public Patronage Solicited. ' 'PHONE 37.  ���  EASTERN TOWNSHIPS BANK  CAPITAL $3,000,000      RESERVE FUND $1,860.000  HEAD OFFICE-SHERBROOKE, QUE.  WITH OVER SIXTY .BRANCH OFFCES JN THE  PROVINCE; OF QUEBEC  Boots and Shoes made to order, first-class work guaranteed Miners' Boots a  specialty, guaranteed water  *-rcrf.  First Street     -      Opposite  Knob Hill Hotel  Phoenix, P. C.  WE  OFFER  FACILITIES   POBKEMSED   BY  NO OTHER BANK IN CANADA  FOIt  Shiloh's.Cure is a safe end sure  cough and cold medicine for  children. . It has-been* effecting  cures for 34 years. All druggists���25c., 50c, and $1.00.  Chamberlain's Cough Remedy a Safe Medicine  for Children.  In   buying  a  cough   medic ne   lor  ��� . ,     ,      ,     , ,. . . /children,    never    be   afraid    (o   buy  is certainly handy for a polilican to Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. There  have an organ to sound his own praises. ;s no danger from it, and relief is al-  Of course,   the  paper  has  a perfect I ways sure   to follow.    It   is intended  toehix Jteam  ���LIMITED  With the newest and most modern machinery, we are now in  a   position to handle the  largest or smallest orders  witl' dispatch and nt the lowest possible prices.  BEST OF WORK GUARANTEED.  Patronize Home Industry.  right   to  sound  that,right.  thein,   and   exercises  There is said to be strong talk of  a co-operative store in Phoenix. In the  old country, where wages are low and  competition keen, with exceedingly  dense population, such institutions  have proved great successes. It is a  grave question, however, whether  there is population sufficient here to  make such a concern  a financial   sue-  BILIOUS  THAT   ���  especially for coughs, coids, croup and  whooping cough, and there is no  better medicine in the world lor.ihese  diseases. It is not only a certain  cure for croup, but when given as soon  as the croupy cough appears, will prevent the attack. Whooping cough is  not. dangerous when- this remedy is  given as directed. It contains tin  opium or harmful drugs, and may be  given as confidently to a baby as to an  adult.    For sale by all druggists.  Prompt attention to all orders  A.   D.   McKENZIE,   Manager  LLET I IS8  IS CURED BY  Mother Seigel's Syrup, which  acts" directly on the liver  nnd stomach, quickly restoring them to healthy natural  action, and thus it cures  biliousness and indigestion.  MOTHER  e  Irrigation by Electricity.  The latest enterprise in  connection  with the application of electric power  in the Kootenay country is a project  advanced by   Lome  A.  Campbell   to  irrigate the whole Kettle River Valley  Such an enterprise would be the means  of creating a  world   of  wealth   in this  already  fertile   valley,   which   is   producing gold   medal   fruit,  and  where  several profitable orchards  are now in  bearing.  It is said the project is to be carried  out  in  connection   with the  Cascade  Power  Company's   plant,   which   has  been idle since it was absorbed by the  West  Kootenay Company.    It  has a  capacity of 3,000 horse   power,   and if  applied to  irrigation   purposes   there  will be no difficulty  in  irrigating  the  entire valley,   which is  fifteen  miles  long and  a  mile wide.    Electric irrigation by means of pumps  is alreadyi  in use on some orchards in the valley,]  Laundry Co.,  J  COLLECTIONS AND BANKING BUSINESS GENERALLY  IN THAT IMPORTANT TKEK1T0KY  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT AT ALL OFFICES  BRANCHES   IN  Manitoba,  Alberta and British Columbia,  all Over the World.  Correspondents  LAND ACT.  Similkum^eii t,ai:il n'stiict. Wstricl of Vnle.  TAKK NOTIf.'K Hint Samuki. DI'n��br, Bel-  IViHt, Ireland occupation, Merchant, intern 's to  apply for a special timber license over thef llow-  iug described lands:  No. 3.���Commencing at a post planted alx tit 60  chains east from the south west corner post of  No. 2 location, and on ila south sltle l*ue, marked  Samuel Dundee's north-west corner post;  thence east 40 chains; thence south i*o chh��iifv;  thence west 40 chains; thence north i6och��iusto  the point of commencement, and cjnt titling 640  acres, more or less.  SAMUKI. DUND1-K,  C   Dundee A^eut.  Dated, 6th November, 190;.  A pencil mark hrre fjJBF'  is a reminder tlmt vonrsub-  pcription to   this   paper   is  (now pant due, and the pnb-  ' lisber   will appreciate your  proiiipiai it iiiion.        m^sV  SIMILKAMEEN LAND DISTfilCT.  DISTRICT OF YALE.  TRAIN LEAVES PHOENIX 8:55  daily connecting at Spokane  with tlie famous  Limited  for all points east and west.     '  SHORT LINE TO THE COAST  36 Bouts to VANCOUVER  Fot further particulars-apply to  W. X. PERKINS, Agent,  Phoenix,  TAKE NOTICE, that Colin McRae of  Peadwood, British Columbia, miner, intends to apply for special timber licenseH  over the following described lands, all  situate in the Similkameen Division of  Yale district, Province of British Columbia;  Location No. 1.��� Commencing at   a  post marked "Colin McRae's N. E. corner" planted abon' 20 chains north of  Wallace Creek, a tributary of Boundary  Creek, and about Zyi nJies north of the  north-west corner of Paul Meyer's preemption,  Lot   696;    thence   'couth   80  chains;  thence west 80 chains;  thence  north 80 chains;  thence east 80 chains  to the point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less.  Located October 31st, 1907.  Location No. 2.���Commencing at   a  post marked "Colin  McRae's E. N. E.  corner" pla'jted at the north-west corner  of eaid Location No. 1; thence south 80  chains; thence west 80 chains; thence  north 80 chains; thence east 80 chains  to the point of commencement, contain  ing 640 acres, more or less.  Located the 21st October, 1907.  Location  to tin? point of commencement, contain  ing 640 acres, more or If ss.  Located the 21st day.October, 1907.  Locution   No.  6.���Commencing'at a  post marked "Colin McRae's >S. E. corner" planted near the north-east corner  of Baid   Location No. 4; thence  west 80  chains; thence north 80 cha:ns;  thence  east 80 chains; thence bouth  80  chains  lo the point of commencement, eontain-  640 acres, more or less.  Located the 2lst of October, 1907.  Locati' n   No.   7.���Commencing at a  postmarked '"Colin McRae's  S.E.' corner," planted about one mile north of  the north-oast corner of said Location  No. 5; thence north 160 chains; .thence  wt'tt 40cliiiiiis; thence.south 160chains;  thctiee east 40 chains to the point of  commencement,   containing 640 acre^,  more or lens.  Located the 21st of October, 1907.  Location No. 8.���Commencing at a  post innrken "Colin McRau's B.E. corner," planted about % mile south ofthe  north-west corner ot said Location No.  4; thence west 160 chains; thence north  40chains; thence cast 1��0 chains; thence  soutti 40 chains to the point of com  mencement, containing 640 acres, more  or less.  Located the 21st of October, 1907.  location   No.  9.���Commencing at a  post marked "Colin McRae's N.E. coiner," planted near the south-east cornei  of said Location No. 8; thence west 160  chains ; thence south 40 chains;   thenci      No.  3.���Commencing at a  post marked "Colin McRae's S. JS. cor-   emmm; uience sontn w cnains;   thence  ner ' planted at  the northwest corner  east 160 chains; thence north 40 chains  of said Location No. 1; thence west 80  to tho point of commencement, contain-  chaina;   thence north 80 chains;  thence  ing 640 acres, more or less.  east 80 chains; thence south 80 chains to      T^fii-pd flu. 2l,��t of Oetohe- 1007  the point of commencement, containing      ^��catf" ��"> -"�� of Otto be.. 1907.  640 acres more or less. Location No.  10.���Commencing at a  post marked "Colin McRae's 8. E. cor  Located the 21st of October, 1907.  Location No. 4.���Commencing at a  post marked "Colin McRae's 8.E. corner" planted near the nort.h-east corner  of said Location No. 3; thence west 80  chains; thence north 80 chains; thence  east 80 chains; thence south 80 chains to  the point of commencement, containing  640 acres, more or less.  Located the 21st October, 1907.  Located the 21st of October, 11107.  Location No. 12.���Commencing a! a  post marked "Colin McRae's S. E. corner," planted about Lg mile boh lb of the  south-east corner of said Location No.  li; thence west 160 chains; thence north  40 chains; thence eastlOO chains; t hence  south 40 chains to the point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more  or less.  Located the 21st of October, 1907.  Locaiion No. 13.���Commencing at a  post nmrked "Colin McRae's N.K. corner," planted near the sonth-casl corner  of said location No. 12; thence wesi 160  chains; thence south 40 chain.-:; thence  eaa 160 chains; thence north 40 chaiiiB  to ihe point of commencement, containing 640 acres, moie or less.  Located the 21st or October, 1907.  location No. 14.���Commencing at. a  po.-t marked "Colin McRae's N K corner," planted near the south-west corner of.said Location--No. 2; thence "eft  160 chains; tinmen south 40 chains;  thence east 100 chains; thence noiili  40 chains to the point of commencement,  containing 040 acres, more or lea.  Located the 21st of October, 1907.  Dated at Gieenwood, B.C., this 16th  day of November, 1907.  Coi in IiIcRak,  November, 1907. Applicant.  LAND  ACT.  Form No. 9.  FORM  OF NOTICE.  Land   District, District  ner," planted about ^ mile soufh ofthe  south-east corner of said Location No.  9; thence west 160 chains; thence north  40 chains; thence east 160 chains; thence  south 40 chains to the point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more  or less.  Located the 21st of October, 1907,  Location No. 11.���Commencing at a  postmarked "Colin McRae's N.E.  -----, ., ...... nv.u    v^umi i,i(.:ivit,e a ix . jc,   cor-  Location No. 5.���Commencing at a ner, ' planted near tho south-east corner  post maJked "Colin McRae's S.W. enr- of said Location No. 10; thence west  ner" planted near the north-east corner 160 chains; thence south 40 chains-  of eaid Location No. 8; thence east 80 thence east 160 chains; thence north 40  chains; thence north 80 chains; thence chains to the point of commencement  weet 80choina; thenco wrath 80 chains containing 640 acrea, more or less.        '  Similkameen  of Yale.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Charles Dundee, of Rossland, occupation, mining,  intends to apply for permission  to purchase the following described land:  Commencing at a pose planted about  50 yards east  from   the  Columbia  and  Western  Railway,  and  about >4'  mile  south from Fife Station, on said railway,  thence north 20 chains;  thence west 20  cor- Ichaiiifl; thence south 20 chains; thence  east.20chains to point of commencement,  and containing 40 acre?, more or less.  Chaulkb Ddndbe,  Name of Applicant  Date, 23rd November, 1907.  #jtj$p>(ig��mv^^  IrttUfMiUmiH^Kn'iM**.! jMiZBtimrx prr,sra.  tz-*  TMPROVED machinery  ���I will not, of itself, produce good flour.  Tou may be an excellent  cook, but you cannot produce light, wholesome  baking unless the flour you  use be the kind that permits  such results.  So in the milling; machinery alone cannot produce  ���Royal Household Flour  out of the wrong kind of wheat any mope than you  can make the right kind of bread or pattry put of  the wrong kind of flour.  Ogilvie's Royal Household. Flour is made from  bard spring wheat;���a wheat that is rich in nutriment^  that grinds fine and white, and produces bread and  fjastry that, are wholesome and nourishing as well a*  ight and crisp���it's a'flour that begins to be good in  the wheat fields, not in the mills.  Your grocer prefers to  sell . you Ogilvie's Royal  Household Flour because  he knows the value of ���  pleased customer.  Oflilvle Hoar Mills C��., Lti.  MeatreaL  X04  *>j��<9��>-*>***ri>-9'?��r>-9<*Q  OUR COPPER CORNER  IN    THE'  !  J7.000 Miners In Bntle.  Butte still-.has 7,000 men working  at an average payroll of $3.50 per  day. This is not had in the face of  the curtail men t_and if Ibis force is not  reduced we can tat our New Year's  dinner with a thankfulness that all is  well in the largest mining camp on  earth; Our: banks are still paying out  their gold without any question; our  merchants claim that their Christinas  trade has been exceptionally good;  and last but not.least ihe resumption of  the State Saving bank is looked for in  the next thirty days. Of the ten new  companies still working, one of them,  the Tuolumne, has made a rich strike  on the i,bbo-foot level of a 2-foot vein  of good commercial ore. There is no  panic here���just curtailment, and that  will disappear with the increase in the  price of copper-���Butte Copper Age.  MATTERS OF   INTKKF.ST   TO   THOSE   INTERESTED  COPPER   MINING   INDUSTRY  Where Cheapest Copper Comes From.  Everyone knows, or should know,  where the cheapest copper in the  world comes from. The record is  held by the Utah Consolidated-Mining company of Bingham, Utah. The  average cost of production in the  United States is somewhere between  8 and 10 cents. The Utah Con. has  been turning it out for 4 and 5 cents a  pound. It was the announcement of  this achievement in economy which  drew the attention ofthe large investors  to Bingham and hastened the development of that wonderful camp. People  may scoff at prospectuses and written  encomiums, but 5-cent . copper- is a  kind of advertising they cannot get  away from. The trail blazed by the  Utah Con. was trodden until it became a broad and popular avenue to  wealth.  99  "FOR KIDNEY TROUBLE  AND A WEAK BACK,  ti  Pe-ru-na Has.'No Equal."  -THE-  s  I  THE OBSERVATORY  I Tmwos Talkkd of at *  1 lloMB AND Kl.SRWHKBB I  lust 74 days was th : time recently  required for a-shipment of printing ink  for the Pioneer fr.im N��iv York.  How . is that for swift servic. We  give our mosl profound bowvtp the C.  P. R. for rushing the shipment through  in such mad haste���-even though we  did have to ��� borrow from our friends  and neighbors while the shipment  was coming across the continent at  tbe hair raising pace of about a mile  per hour. If there is anything more  distinguishing than a leather medal,  surely the great and glorious C. P. R  should have it without delay, for such  a remarkable burst of speed.-  iVever before in the history of Phoenix have citizens been importuned on  I In; street for 'meals, as was the case  recently, just before the Granby mines  resinned work.  ��t��  That ''wa-;a sad death that occurred  on_the trai', p.ear the Crescent mine,  several days'ngo, when Jno.'l1'. Reni  son, a miner, laid down in the snow  anJ passed away, being found shortly  afterwards by Supt. Fecny. Rennison,  who was a young man, had just celebrated bis birthday the previous day,  and was on his; way back to work,  when he passed over the great divide.  ���it '.  Latterly the columns of the Greenwood Times have been perceptibly  brightened, showing the versatile hand  of our old friend, J. Peck McSwatn.  Peck, whose habitat is all over British  Columbia, is making the Boundary  creek valley town his headquarters  just now, having taken his periodical  trip from Princeton to Golden, through  the Crow and down into Washington a  piece, the latter for a change. He is  one of the best paragraphers in these  parts when on duty.  tM  The C. P. R. having taken the  broad hint of the Pioneer to give us a  clean, if not modern, passenger service  to Phoenix, it it now up to the Great  Northern to go and do likewise. The  coach on the Phoenix branch of the  Great Northern will stand considerable  from soap and water before it can  equal the C. P. R. It is to be hoped  this hint, without further reference,  will be taken by those in direct charge,  without necessity of recourse to those  higher up. Besides, we would be  ashamed lo let the C. P. R. get ahead  of us, if w�� were doing it.  The purpose of stoie advertising   is  j' not merely to sell   goods,   but to   sell  j   n ore goods���to . make   friends,   build  up a patronage'that will not only stick  lint grow,   says   the   man   of wisdom.  Newspapers reach the greatest number  ul.people in   their   immediate  vicinity  in the mostnatural   way, at tbe leasi  expense, /and   they   are therefore   the  best of all -mediums for stores.    In   a  newspaper you will follow the   lines of  10.1st resistance-���you   follow with   tin  stream���you   talk   to  an audience  already .issembled,   to the  people win,  want to read���their mental   cosmos is-  right; they are on your  wire, and they  won't ring off if you hold their interest  Attraction is the basis of all advertising,  the  store   is   the   sun, the customers  the plants that revolve around it.  ..    PLAIN TALK  FROM THE  DOCTOR  >-������������.�� 4 ��  �������������������������������>��  A prominent physioian, famous for  his success in the treatment of kidney and bladder troubles, stated that  to the following prescription is due a  great deal of his success :  One ounce fluid extract dandelion ;  One ounce compound salatone ;  Pour   ounces   compound   syrup  sarsaparilla.  Mix and take a teasjpoonful after  meals   and   at    bedtime,   drinking  plenty of water.-  This mixture will, he says, positively cure any diseases arising from  weak, dogged or inactive, kidneys, .  and will assist these organs to  cleanse the blood of the poisonous  waste matter and acids, which if  allowed to remain, cauBe lumbago,  lame back, rheumatism and sciatica,  and at the same time will restore the  kidneys to healthy normal action.  ' | The -ingredients, which are purely  ,, vegetable and entirely harmless, can  ��� ��� be procured from any good druggist  ��� and mixed at home at very little coBt.  This advice will undoubtedly be  much appreciated by many readerr.  O  B. C MINING  ���������������������������.�������������>�������������>  For any disease of the skin we can  recommend Chamberlain's Salve. Ti  relieves the itching and burning sensation instantly and soon effects a cure.  This s live is also invaluable for sore  nipples.     For sale by air druggists.  1  Just two kinds of  soap ��� the genuine made from  the very finest vegetable oils  and flower perfumes���and the  imitations mude from chemical  perfumes and chemically  bleached animal fats, to resemble,  as much as possible in appearance, the genuine  t?  oy  W  Absolutely no expense is spr  to make "Baby's Own" as good  a   soap   as   can   be   made, yet  it casts you no more than the  inferior imitation. 6-07  Albert Soaps Ltd. MIrs.,   -   Montreal.  Sweet ns  Native   Heather.  As sweet and wholesome as the  breath of its native heather is "Tht-  Bonnie Hrier Bush" which comes to  the Phoenix opera house on Monday,  January 6th. Few are there, who  have not grown to love and laugh with  the Scotch youth and wiseacres of  Drumt chy. The most familiar ofthe  characters ot the hook have been  assembled in the play of similar name  and tell that ever old and still ever  new story of a woman's faith and a  man's strong love, which lives to  triumph over prejudice, bigotry and  the narrowness so characteristic of th  old time Calvanistic doctrines as expounded by the siern old Scottish elder, Lachlan Campbell.  The small sum of two bits (25c) per  month lakes the Phoenix Pioneer to  any. postoffice on earth.  The Le Roi No. 2 at Rossland is  increasing its shipments. The ore  runs high in gold  and silver.  Another big body of ore has been  struck at the Nortn Star mine. The  mine shipped about 3,000 tons of ore  during the year. It paid a two ptr  cent dividend a few weeks ago. ���  Operations on   the   La  Plata mines  near   Nelson  are temporarily  discon  tinued  and   the   force   released.    No  statement   is  given   out.    There is a  J large   supply   of  ore at   the mine but  , the present price of silver and lead are  I not tempting.  The new tramway upon ihe Ricb-  1 mond-Eureka, which is being put in by  i W. S. Riblet Tramway company of  Spokane and Nels .11 for the Consolidated Co. is now near completion.  This property, situated in the Sloc,-.n,  has been thoroughly developed during  the last year. As soon as the tram way  is finished it will be in a position to  ship considerable quantities of galena  to Trail smelter.        .  An  Emphatic  Endorsement.  BR0DER1CK.  Mr. M. Brodorlck, 435 K. 40lh St., Financial Secretary Stable Employes  Union, Ko. 1011, Chicago, 111., writes:  "I have boon coffering from a weak back and kidney trouble for some  time and have been able to find relief only through the use of Peruna.  "During tho winter season I usually koop a bottlo of your medicine in the  house and by taking a dose at night, I am fooling flno tho next morning.  ^ "Some of my friends assure mo that Peruna is equally as good for their,  various ailments us it is for my complaint, but, I do know that for kidney.  trouble and suffering from a weak back It lias no equal."  Through Sleeping and Joining  Cars and High Cmss Tourist   ��� Sl.KKPF.RS     ON     AI.I.  Through   Trains.  The Best ot Meals  >s_ and Attention  Try-  Do You Open Your Moafh  Like a young bird and gulp down whatever food or medicine may be offered yon V  Or, do you want to know something of the  composition and character of that which  you take into your stomach whether aa  food or medicine V  Most Intelligent and sensible people  now-a-days insist on knowing what  employ vhother as food or as medicij  Dr. Pierce believes they have a perfect  risht to insist upon scch knowledge. So he  publishes.-^teoiuh-ast and on each bottle-  wrapper, whatIj7?Tn��dicines are made of  anavethjesJPreRa"eTontm This_hja feels  he can weU��anord to do hpryuse tha mop}  the Ingredients of which his medicines  are made arc studied and understood the  more will, their superior carat!ve virtue?  tx-ajmreclgtRp'.  For the cure of woman's peculiar weaknesses, irregularities and derangements,  giving rise to frequent headaches, backache, dragging-down pain or distress In  lower abdominal or pelvic region, accompanied, ofttimes, with a debilitating,  pelvic, catarrhal drain and kindred symptoms of weakness, Dr. Pierce's Favorite  Prescription is a most efficient remedy.  It is equally effective in coring palnfnl  periods, In giving strength to nursing  mothers and in preparing the system 01  the expectant mother for baby's coming,  thus rendering childbirth safe and comparatively painless.    The "Favorite Pre-  AVERAGE PRICES OF COPPER.  :���New York���  Electrolytic Lake.  1900     1907   1900     1907  18.31    24.56  17.8'i   24193  18 3G   25 07  18 37   24.27  18.45    24.15  18.44   ;22.82  18.19   22.12  Kidney Trouble Is Not Always Recognized as Catarrh���Pe-ru-na Relieves Kidney Disease Because It Is a Remedy For  All Phases of Catarrh.  TWENTY-FIVE years ago, before  Dr. Hartman began distributing  his pamphlets, books and newspaper  articles, Bright's Disease of the kidneys was regarded as a disease wholly  distinct from catarrh.  Now, Bright's Disease Is thought by  many the world over to be a phase  of catarrhal Inflammation.  To relieve Bright's Disease something  must be used that has tho power to relieve catarrh.  A-ny medicine that is a remedy for  catarrh of one orgau is obviously a medicine for catarrh of any other organ.  Peruna Is an internal, systemic catarrh remedy.  T.iko catarrh, it pervades the whole  Bj-blom, and counteracts the effects of  thodisonso.  A great many people believe that they  have been cured of chronic Bright's  Disease by the use of Peruna.  It Is certainly true that In the earlier  stages of Bright's Disease, Peruna la  an effective remedy.  Numerous testimonials on this point  establish the fact beyond all doubt.  Mr. Otto A. Fleissner, American epicurean, formerly Chef to Col. W. J.  Cody, 1112 Sixth Ave., Seattle, Wash.,  writes:  "I suffered with kidney and bladder  trouble until life did not seem worth  living. I had tried many medicines,  hut did not get any relief until I took  Peruna. It was really wonderfnl how  much better I was after I used this  medicine only a week. At the end of  six months I found to my relief that lt  had rid mr system of all poison* audi  was cured to stay cured."  IWNfF  SANITARIUM  THIS WINTER.  Sulphur   Springs  and  Unkx  ckli.ed Accommodations; ::    ::  ... Ratks . . .  $2.50 per dav and up.  Correspondence invited and cheerfully  answered.  Call on or write,    "     '  J. MOIv'   ',     El J; COYLli,  TJ. P.va.-;1 A. G. P. A.,  ?   Nelson, B.C.       Vancouver, -b.C.  Month.  January ...  February..  March....,  Anril   May.......  June   July.......  August....  .September.  October ...  November.  December.  Ypri-  18 43  19.14  21.27  21:99  23.03  19.35  18.35  15.56  13.12  13.37  18.41  18.11  18 04  18 63  18.72  18 71  18.58  18.01  19.29  21.71  22.34  23.38  24.88  25.20  25.47  24.87  25 17  24.01  21.31  18 25  16.04  13 57  13.02  scription" is a most potent, strengthening  tonic to the general system and to the  organs distinctly feminine in particular.  Cut this out and take it to any  drug score and get a free sample of  Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver  Tablets. These tablets are far- superior to pills, being easier to take  and more pleasant in effect. They  correct disordeis of the stomach, liver  and bviwels.  LAND ACT.  SimiUnmeen Land District, Dist'ictol Ynle.  TAKK NOTICK that SasiCKI, Dundee, of  Belfast Ireland, occupation. Merchant, intends  to apply for a special timber license over the  following described lands:  No. 1 ���CoinineiKliiB at a post planted about  % ofa mile east or the Columbia aud Western  Kailwav, f.oui whete it cro��s-s utheilaud  Creek, and about \i of a mile south from said  creek and marked Samuki. Dundee's northwest corner po-t; thence south So chains; thence  ea��t Sj chai..s=, thence north So chains; thence  west So chains to the point of-commencement,  and containing 640 acres, more or less.  SAMUEL DUNDKK,  0. "uudee Aeeut.  Dated, 6th November, 1907.  It is also a soothing and invigorating  nervine and cures nervous exhaustion,  nervous prostration, neuralgia, hysteria,  spasms, chorea or St Vitni's dance, aad  other distressing nervous symptoms attendant upon functional and organic diseases of tho distinctly feminine organs.  A host of medical authorities of ail the  several schools of practice, recommend  each of the several ingredients of which  "Favorite Prescription" is made for the  cure of the diseases for which it is claimed ���  to be a cure. You may read what they  say far yourself by sending a postal ca>m  request for a free booklet of extractti  from the leading authorities, to Dr. K. V.  Pierce, Invalids' Hotel and Surgical Institute, Buffalo, N. Y��� and it wilTeofBe t��  '"'>tt by return post.  lalpM^riil?):::  SANITARIUM, Arrow Lake, 8.G  ttJB^Thc must pn |r*cifv Appoint"*! !(*-Al.'  and Pleasure Resort in the West, wilh a cotr  pietesystem of Baths���hicludine Turkish ��tf  Russian. Opeu the year round. The curat**  properties of its waters are uiiefjualed.  Kor Curing all Rheumatic. Nervou* and Mur  cular Troubles.  For Healing all KMuey. Liver ami F>'ui*ihcj  ailments.  For Hlimiuatlng all M- ������IliePoisaus lr**m th  Syatem  The grandeur ' of ��� the scenery in imrivaile  Mountains,snow peaks, forests, lake*.wateriall*  aoatiug. yachting, fishing, shooting, excursh n  tenuis. Ttfl winter eHmntp ����* unHttrna^se ��� to  mildtie** H*- ��H Y "JlcINTOSH  We can furnish any  combination  ot  Paper=Ty pe=I n k  to-date Job Department    ltlC    lllOClllX   llOUGGF  D. J. Matheson  insurance agent  >   HDKLITY     BONDS  COVtVUSSIONKR.    FOR  KIRK,       LITE  .vCiJiDiiNr.  1M.A.TK   GLASS  TAKING    AKl'lllAVlTS  PHOENIX,   B.C.  COLUMBIAN COLlEtt.  Founded 1892���Incorporated 1��M.  NEW WK��TViINSTRK. B.C.  Provides a Christian > hoineKtcmiHnd-  v-nf.s of both sexes at moderate rat*1*.  Has a preparatory class for jnnior 8tinl-  entp, doine grade public school ~. work.  Does high school work, confers all high  school privileges, and prepares for teachers'examinations. Teaches all branches  ofa Practical Business Course and gives  Diplomat*. Gives a liberal education in  its Collegiate Course and in the Ladies'  Course fof'M.E.Ij.and M.L.A; In University work, can take students through  the complete Arts Course, and the degree of B.A. can be obtained fromiTor-  nnfo University, which the college ia in  tut affiliation.  For fuller information and term* write  Rev. W. J. Sipperell, B.A..B.D , Princi.  nal: or Rev. .1. P. Bowel!. Bnriar.  ,�������� ������������������������������������"0-��0'3-��  PHOENIX     BEER  Will relieve that tired feeling so quickly that it  will surprise you.  With what is acknowledged to be the best  equipped Brewing Plant in the Boundary by far,  we furn:sh a really delectable article.  AsK for otir  Bottled  Beer  Buster's Philosophy.���  Resolved, that   I   canJt  XIV.  understand  how any one, even a donkey, can act  mean this time ofthe year. I know  what makes a man stubborn; it is conceit. He thinks he knows it all. Isn't  it cute to see some pinhead, who says  he's made up his mind and nothing  can change it! None of the great men  in this world ever made that crack. I  am willing to change my mind any  time you prove something to me. I  think it is as necessary to change your  mind as to change your shirt; but not  for donkeys of course. Donkeys don't  change their minds.  Hospital  Donations.  Lidt of Donations received since Jan.  1st, 1905, to the Phoenix General  Hos-  SiihV.o         R.Horrell  c"h *2S''.'.'.. .....   ....   J- B. Macniilajr  r*<mh ��<  ���"������ v* oCTty  Book Ciac.' "."���.. A" K- H- Clari'  Brf r.l "en.4 Aox Hospital Ladir.' Aid  (���nBh *v.O    ***   *��� "RUk  Cosh tic' Jus. McCreath  i-al, lA  Cauadlan Rand Drill Co.  sSrUcoi:: A-ABp2^  MaoleRyrup - A Frieud  tteiitleman's Dresalng Cown .Mm. J. B. Boylt  Old I Inen Mrs. I. Crawford  , Box Book.  Mr.. B. A. W. Hod^e.  r-nnh *m         A Grand Forks Frieud  DMC.'10'n"Copper Co Full Set Boiler Tube.  Cord Wood.... F. Buckles.  LAND ACT.  Similkameen t,aud District, District of Yale.  TAKE NOTICK that samuki. Dundee, Belfast, Ireland, occupa ion, Merchant, intends to  apply for a special limber licence over the follow  ing described lands:  No. 2.���Commencing nt a post planted about  30 chains e��st f'om the norlh-west corner poster  No. 1 location, aud on its uorth side line, marked  SAMCKt.  iukdee's   aouti.-we�� �������'   Po��t; cHptions running from two lines to six-  thence ea��t 80 chains;  thence   north 80chains; f �� .. .  thence we.il 80 chain-; thence south 80 chains to  the 1 oiut ol commencement, nnd conta.ntufr 640  acres, more or less. ���..*.���,-.i��  SAMUEL DUNDEE.  C Dundee   Agent,  Doted, 6th November. IVJ07.  THE  COPPER  HANDBOOK  (New Edition Issued Novembar 15, 1906.)  Is a dozen books in one, coveting the  history, geography, geology, chemistry,  mineialogy, mctalluigy, terminology,  uses, statistics and finances of ropper.  It is a practical book, useful to ail and  necessary to most men, engaged in any  branch of the copper industry.  Its facts will pass musler with the  trained scientists, and its language is  easily understood by the everyday man.  It gives the plain facts in plain English  without fear or favor. It lists and describes 4626 copper mines and companies in all parts  of the  woild,  des-  Phocaix  Brewing Company  BINER & SONS. Props.  Office and Brewery, Banner St.  Phoenix, B.C.  We have the only ICE -NUKING MVCHINE in the Boundary.  IMIIWWKBIP5 BUI  QUARTERLY DIVIDEND, No. 100  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a  Dividend at the rate of eight per cent,  per annum upon the Paid-up Capital  Stock of this Bank has been declared for  tlie quarter ending 31st December, 1907,  and thnt the same will be payable at the  Head Office and Branches on and after  Thursday, second day of January   next.  The Transfer Books will be closed from  the 15th to the 31st December, both days  inclusive.  By order of the Hoard,  J. A. MACKINNON,  General Manager.  Sherbrooke, 2nd Decoinber, 1907.  teen pages, according to importance of  the property. The Copper Handhook  is conceded to be the  World's Standard Reference  Book on Copper.  The mining man needs the book for  the facts it gives him about mines, mins  Ing and metal. The investor needs  the book for the facts it gives him about  mining, mining investments and copper statistics. Hundreds of swindling  companies are exposed in plain English.  Price is $5 in buckram with gilt top;  $7.50 in full library morocco. Will be  sent, fully -prepaid, on approval, to any  address ordered, and may be returned  within a week of receipt if not found  fully satisfactory.  Horace J. Stevens  Editor and Publisher  36     POSTOFFICE     BLOCK,     HOUGHTON,  MICHIOAN.  STRicrrv  UANNA.M,  PHONE  I'lifSH   RGOS  t'HWKIHTfHt  ���litf LIVERY STABLES  MUKDOCK MclNHRE, Prop.  35  Horses,   Full   Liveiy   Equipment,  Have taken   over   the   Lumber   Yard  and will carry   a   full   stock.  DRY   WOOD    IN    ANY    QUANTITY  Administrator's   Notice.  In the Comity Court of Yale   Holdtru at  Gr��L 1  Fork*.  In the Matter ol the Estate ol Alexander Da��.son,  deceased.  NOTICE IS HEREBYttlVEN,that 011 the 28th  dav of November, 1907, it was ordered-'by liLi  Hon. fudge Browu, that A C Sutton, be administrator of all and singular, the estate of Alexander Dawson, late of Phoenix, B. V,., deceased  Every I'ersou indebted to the said estate is re-  quired to make payment forthwith to the undersigned, Mil every person having iu possession  effects belonging to deceased is required tpootify  the undersigned forthwith. Every creditor or  other person hav.nij auy claim upon or interest  u the distribution ofaaidesta e is required, be  fore the 2nd Januxry, 1908, to send by registered  letter addressed to the undersigned his name  nnd address and full particulars of Ms data or  interest, and a statement of his account verified  hy statutory dclaratiou. and the nature Tthe  security (if any) held by him. After the said zud  Jhunary, 190S. tl.e administrate will proce d  with the dcstrlbuti u ofthe estate, having regard  bo those claims only of which he shall then nave  had notice.  Dated at Grand Folks. ll.C,  281I1 November, 1907.  . .    A. C. SUTTON,  Official Administrator,  Grand Forks, B.C.  MINERAL ACT.  (fORM   V.)  Certificate of Improvements.  rromut Attention  to   orders  at Hiiy  hour of day or night.  Knob Hill Ave.  (PHONE 34.)  Phoenix, B. C.  T  o JSvv. J^v-J^. JSs -3>. .���3\ .J&fif^  'o"^'"'^"  J5/>e  PHoexiix  Pioneer  Is acknowledged by those who read it regularly to he the  leading journalistic exponent of the Boundary District of Southeastern British Columbia. .  It is published in the centre of the great Copper Mining  Industry of British Columbia, and prints the news of the Districts while it is news. It plays no favorites, but aims to give  everyone a square deal.  The Pioneer costs $2 per annum; to American subscribers,  $2.50, and more than one of its readers subsciibes for two,  three and even live years.    Address, with remittance,  Pioneer  P��b.   Co.,   Phoenix, B.C.  NOTK-Wehj.venJewCoplesortliela^.PIONTRBR. ANNUAL left, price   15 cents  uach. or a copy will be sent Iree to a new subscriber.  ^gr^r^^^-i.vo  N O T 11: E  ' Murray Fractional" Mineral Claim situate iu  the Greenwood Mineml Division ol Yale District.  Where located���Iu Wellington Camp.  TAKK NOTICE that I, Isaac 11. Hallett. as  Agent for D.ivl.1 Oxley. Free M:uer's CertiBcate,  o H67S7, ami Thomas Kusscll. Hree Miner's  Certificate. No. B6764, Intend, sixty days from  date hereof, to apply lo the Miilint; Recorder for  a Certificteoflnip ovcmeiils. for the purpose 0/  obtaining a Crown Grant ol the above claim.  Am! further Take Notice thai action, under  Section t7, must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate o( luipiovemcrt*.  Dated this icth day of August, A D , 1907.  I. H. HALLETT.  MINERAL ACT.  Certificate of Improvement*.  NOTICE.  '���Horence No. J Fractional" Mineral Claim,  situate iu the Greenwood Mining Division of  Yul, district. Wheie locatnl:��� In lireeuwood  camp.  TAKK NOTICE, Hint I, Uaac H. Hallett, as  HKcut for Joseph J. Hassett, free Miner's CertiC-  viile, No B10176. intend, slxtv days liom date  hereof, 10 apply to the Mining Recorder for a  Certificate uf Improvements, lor the purpose of  obtiiiuing a Crown Grant ol the abovecla in.  Anil further Take Notice that action, uiii-r  Seclion 37, must be commence': before lie  tssiiiiiiceufnuch (,'eitiBcute ol Imp ovenieuts.  listed this   tti day ol September, A.D , I9��7-  5j_ 1. H. HAI.LKfT  MINERAL ACT.  (KoUM V.)  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  "Australia," "Kiji," "Rat Fractional," "Raven  Fractional," and " Tarantula Fiactioual," Mineral Cluims hi mate in tho Greenwood Mining  Division of Yale District. Where located ���  between Greenwood and Wellington Camps.  TAKK NOTICK that I, Isaac 11. Hallett, as  Agent for Kuie K. Jackson. Free Miners Certificate Nvi. U 1005a, intend, sixty days from date  heieol, to appl> lolhc MluliiK Rtcoidcr !i.r Ccr-  lificateb of Improvements, foi ihe purpuM of  oLuiuiiiK Cro��u Grunts ofthe above ciaims.  Auil (urlli-.r Take is'oticc that actiou, under  seitiou 3;, must be coiumeutiil belore the l��-  s'.iuuce of such Cerli6cattsol iniproienwbb,.  Dated this istli day cl July, A.D., 1907.  44_ I. U. U. XJ.8TT.  lrl,Sj<UjiS  ��� 1 '^i.Wiiii  ' ��� w  zA%im\  ^z-mxprn  Wmm  zt-mwu  ���Wm  ���ii ^:--  : - ��� '.-;���*, ���  A-'������%$>  ::'xMA  mnmsn mm  m  mi  m  S&A  mm  Hit*  Jf'*,-��"' r..f:it\';  mm  mmm  Iff IS  �����  *.?  if hv  the phokewx prowess*.  SHARP <& IRVINE CO.  308 Wall St.  BROKERS  Spokane, 'Wash.  WE WISH TO SELL���  Per Share  10 to    50AmericanTelegraphonc    ,5.50  5 to    10 American Marconi.  37.00  S to   50 Canadian Marconi .-    j.oo  .    ' 5 to    50 Spokane Inland Empiie Ry (com.)  40.00  10 to    50 Spokane Inland Empire Ry. (Pfd ) ,  82.50  6 Idaho Brewing & Matting; Co. (7 per cent Guaranteed)... 125.00  5 Schade Brewing t ...120:00  5 to     10 Granby Smelters _..._. ._  ��soo  100 to 1000 International Coal 58 '  too to .500 Alberta Coal... ���..:....;      .38        ���-   ��� -  100 to 500Snowstorm (Idaho)-    1.25  100 to 500 Stewart (Idaho)     1.00  job to   300 Pacific Wireless-    2.50  100 to 500 United Wireless (Pfd)......... ...;.......  5 00  We make specialty of wireless stocks, also of all stocks dealt   on   Bos"  ton, New York, and Montreal exchanges.  In and Around Phoenix  BRIEF   TOPICS  OF  LOCAL  AND   GENERAL ^  INTEREST TO  PHOENICIANS. ** 3g  Apply to  (.siding Hotel of Boundary'* Loading  Mining Canp  Hotel Balmoral  New and Dp-to-dan  Centrally Located,  flood sample Rooms,  Corner Knob Hill Ave., and First 8t.,  PHOENIX, B. C.  J. A  monaster  Proprietor.  X  Hotel Brooklyn  The Only First-Class and Up-To-  Date Hotel in Phoenix. New  from cellar to roof. Best Sample  Rooms in the Boundary, Opposite  G.N. Depot. Modern Bathrooms.  ���Steam   j*    Heated  JAMES HARSHALL, Prop.  '.' ��*'A:\  Dry wood   in   car  lots.  J. Trombley, Phoenix, B. C.  Before  buying your, furniture elsewhere, call on R. T. Gardner.  Prescriptions caiefully  prepared  al  Thrasher's Drug Store���'Phone 16.  Sewing Machines from $10 up, see  Miss McDonald.  Old newspapers for sale at this office  at 25 cents per 100.  II you owe your subscription to this  paper, please  pay up.  For' sale, one dozen pullets.  Apply to Mrs. XV. B. Willcox.  A. T. Turand went dow n lo Seattle  on Wednesday's train on a short trip.  Public school reopens, after the  holidays, next Monday morning, as  usual  It wiil pay you to see N. Binns il  you are wanting Furniture, as he has  now a full stock in most lines.  Phoenix Bakery is selling 18 loaves  of bread for $1. What's the use of  balfing when bread is that cheap?  Tomorrow evening the subject at  ihe Methodist church will he, "The  Ethical Value of Doing Good."  D. J. Matheson, insurance agent,  will be pleased to furnish new calendars  to those who will call for same at his  office.  ' H. A. Munro opened the skating  rink Inst Saturday evening, no charge  being made the fir.-t night, when the  rink was crowded. There has also  been .a good patronage during tnis  week.  Second-hand Sewing Machines of all  makes, for sale, see Miss McDonald.  N. Binns has just received a fine  lot of fancy rockers, if you want one  come quick, as they are going fast.  Last week Friday 22 members of  King Ed-.vsrd Lodge No. 36, A. F. &  A. M., went to Greenwood for the  joint installation of the Greenwood  and Phoenix Masonic lodges.  Trains  from   Spokane have   been  heavily laden with   men seeking  work  this week���and many of them did not I  bother with paying fare,  either,  when!  they took the Side-Door Pullmans, etc.  Grand Porks (Jets  $10 Prize.  In the prize contest, inaugurated by  T< L. Martin, for the best criticism of J  the ad of the Carney Copper Co.,  appearing in the Pioneer for tfye last  two or three months, the cash prize of  $10 has been awarded to Neil McCallum, a check for that amount  having been sent to Mr. McCallum by  Mr. Martin. A receipt for the Pioneer for one year has also been forwarded to Mr. McCallum.  A large number of replies were received for the contest, coming from  Montreal, Edmonton, Greenwood,  Grand Forks, Phoenix and Washington, and the criticism of Mr. McCallum was deemed the most piactical by  the editor of the Pioneer. One reply,  signed by "Hopeful," of Phoenix, was  an acrostic, not being a criticism. It  puts the case of the Carney Copper  Co. in a nutshell, however, and we  will give it next week.  MEETING OF WESTERN MEMBERS.  Will  Form  Western   Branch   of   Canadian  Mining Institute���Meets at Nelson.  On January 15th, at 2: p. m. there  will be convened at Nelson, B. C. a  meeting of the western members of the  Canadian Mining Institute for the pur  pose of forming a Western Branch of  the Institute and also for the reading  and discussion of papers. The C. P.  R. will sell tickets to this meeting at  reduced rates to memtfers and their  wives when accompanying them.  All members who expect to attend  the meeting should at once notify J. J.  Campbell at Nelson, who with other  Nelson members is looking after hotel  accommodations, etc.  COMING AND GOING  Under New Management  Alexander  R. V..ChishoIm, Prop.  Conducted in First-Class shape.    Choice stock of Irrigating goods.  ;.       -' Special attention to dining room.    Large,   airy  well  furnished rooms.  Dominion Aveine  RESOLVED, that in 1908 I  . will bake no more, but, buy  my  ' Bread at  the   Phoenix  Bakery,  where I can get 18 loaves for  a  '.Dollar.   .  V.'f hone A55.      W.J.Prendergast, Prop.  PHOENIX  BAKERY  vz  1  MARSH BLOCK and dining room  EXTRA  WELL  FURNISHED   ROOMS  Dining Room Given Special Attention.    Centrally Located.    No Bar  ��� Victoria Ave., Phoenix, B. C.  -     MISS IDA L. BAKER, Prop.  M4*0^*m*0*0a0aafm0^0i0**0*0  The old year out and the new year  in was celebrated at Miners' Union  ia.ll Tuesday evening by a dance.  The new year was ushered in by the  usual long blast from the Granby  whistle.  A beautiful Christmas service was  ^iven at the Anglican church last  Sunday evening, the choir of the  Greenwood church assisting. About  17 came up the hill to attend and  lake part.  Increasing interest is being taken in  curling this year, and the rink is well  patronized. New Years' day the  Phoenix boys went to Greenwood and  came out victors, while the same day  the Greenwood boys came up the  hill and did, the local rinks   up brown.  Andrew Zulita, a Finlander, attempted snicide Wednesday evening  at his house in Spion Kop. He had  domestic troubles, and attacked His  wife. She got away,, and he- tried  to cut his throat. He is now in  the hospital, and will probably .recover.  There are two children.  This week the city voter's list was  put in the printer's bands and issued.  It contains 305 names, besides 17 on  the outside school district list. Ratepayers and others are now busily  studying the list, nominations for  mayor and aldermen to take-place,  according 10 law, on Monday, January  13th, and the election, if needed, on  the Thursday following.  Death of Jack Cameron.  D.   Cameron  died yesterday  John  noon at the hospital, following an  operation for appendicitis, which was  performed on Wednesday. Last Monday he worked at the Granby mines  as usual and the some evening was at  the skating rink. Feeling badly, he  was examined and found to be in bad  shape, having a well advanced case of  appendicitis. An operation was performed as quickly as possible, and  the condition was discovered to be  even worse than thought, with little or  no chance for recovery.  Cameron had been here for some  years, coming from Mabou, Cape  Breton. He was a teamster at the  mines, and was most highly esteemed  by all who knew him, this being the  universal verdict. He was a member  of the Odd Fellows and Miners'Union,  being 24 years of age. His brother,  Stuart Cameron, it is understood, will  start today on the long and sad  journey back to Nova"Scotia with the  remains.  Miss Maud Elliott, of Nelson, spent  New Year's week with J. E. W. Thomp  son and family.  A. B. W. Hodges, local manager of  the Granby Co. came up from Grand  Forks, last Monday.  W.'R. Willliams has been* spending  the holidays with relatives and friends  in eastern Canada.  Andy Shilland, of Sandon, secretary  of District No. 6, W. F. of M., was a  visitor here last Tuesday.  J. E. McAllister, manager of the  B.C. Copper Co., was a visitor here  from Greenwood Tuesday. 1  A.   D.   McFarlane,    editor  of  the |  Boundary Creek   Times,   was  a caller  at the Pioneer  office  on New Year's  day.  W. C. Bowles and John H. Fcx,  of Nelson, freight agents of the C. P.  R., were in the city last Monday on  their monthly trip  Edwin Thompson^ brother of J. E.  W. Thompson, came over from the  Slocan country this week, and will  make his home here.  Leonard Vaughan, the old time  rancher of the Kettle river valley, near  Grand Forks, was shaking hands with  many.friends here on Wednesday.  W. J. Woolsey, who has been looking over mining matters at the coast  for several weeks, where he found  things very quiet, returned to Phoenix  Monday.  FURNITURE:, RUGS, Etc  .������'':;"'������     ev'pr diown in "ii ������������-: '  With our additional Store House wi:-/.... . in**'  fhow   a   larger  and  more varied stock tluui  li.'fui-K  .  . bi n i\':s.',.A .  ^*mmt*��*u***^  .11'is  -WS&ttQQGGSGQQIGGG&QQQQGGQGQ  COMPUMENTS OF THE  .SEASON-   19o8  Two Great   Wheels.  The immense locomotive driving  wheel travelling a mile a minute makes  403,4.61 revolutions in 24 hours. The  delicate balance wheel of a watch  makes 432,000 in the same time.  The locomotive wheel is oiled and  cared for several times during the 24  hours. Snould not your watch receive attention at least once a year, l  the wonderful precision iseasilyaffected.  Let us examine it. (Watch repairing  a specialty.)  A. D. Morrison,  Jeweler and Optician,  Phoenix, B.C.  v Meetint'of District  No. 6.  A meeting of District No. 6, W. F.  of M., convened in Miners' Union  hall, at Greenwood ��� on Wednesday.  Between thirty and forty delegates  were present, as follows:  President���Percy Johnson, Sandon.  Vice-President-Chas. B unting.Grand  Forks.  Secretary-Treasurer���A. Shilland,  Sandon.  Grand Forks���Charles Bunting.  Thos. Benninger, L. F. Crossen, A.  E. Cox, and A. E. Hardy.  Trail���Frank Campbell. S. Butler,  Wm. Hasketh, S. Robinson.  Rossland���Geo. Casey, J. E. Mc-  Kinnon,   C.    A.    Campbell,'   Rupert  New   Officers.  Wednesday evening- Phoenix Lodge  No. 47, Scandinavian Aid and Fellowship Society of America (S. H. & E.  F.) elected officers for the ensuing  term as follows, installation to take  place next week:  Financial secretary, Andrew tj. Johnson.     -   ~'      '���'.;'  President, Thomas Stenson.  Vice-President, Ed Fernstrom.  Recording Secretary, Oie Nordin."  - Treasuier, Gust. Johnson.  Marshal, Jacob Lund.  Chaplain, Anton Johnson.  Inside Guard, John E Anderson.  Outside Guard, C. A. Olson.  Librarian, Oscar Fernstrom.  Phoenix  Opera  House���One Night Only  MONDAY, JAN. 6, 1908  ERNEST   SHIPMAN   AND   WILLIAM   G. COLVIN   PRESENT  IAN   MacLAREN'S BEAUTIFUL'SCOTTISH  IDYL  THEW^V ONNIE  RiER  ORIGINAL   KIRK   LA SHELLE  PRODUCTION  20-NOTABLE CAST OF-2Q.  THE PLA Y THAT WINS ALL HEARTS  Specivl Feature���Miss Maggie McCa/tn, the  Queen of Scottish Songs  Seat Sale opens Tuesday, December 31st, at.Turn Brown's  Prices:   Reserved Seats, $1.50 and $1.00  General   Admission, 75 Cent  >gl  Mig'iiton ��, Cavana^ig'Ii  BROKERS  'Phone No. 64  t Church Services Tomorrow  Smoker Given to A. B. Hood.  Church of England���St. Johns, Rev.  j; Leech-Porter, rector.   Service every  ��� Sunday evening at 7:30.  Methodist���Sunday School at 2:30  p. m. evening service 7:30 p. m.  Thursday evening, prayer meeting and  choir practice. A cordial invitation to  all these services. Rev. J,  WhitUker,  St. Andrews' Presbyterian Church  Preaching Service tomorrow at  7:30 p. ro. Sunday school andBibij  class at 10:0c am. A cordial welcome  to all.   Rev.  Samuel  Lundie, Pastor.  New  Year's night the business men  of Phoenix united in an   expression of  esteem    to   A.    B.   Hood,   who   for  four   years    has    been    manager   of  the  Phoenix   branch   of the Eastern  Townships Bank,   but  who has been  transferred  to  the branch  at  Grand  Forks.    It took the form   ofa smoker  and was held at   the   Dominion hotel.  Wellesley j George XV. Rumberger presided at the  function,   and    many   speeches   were  made, snowing the large list of friends  that Mr. Hood   had   made during his  residence  here,   which   were coupled  with wishes for ever-increasing  success  ;in the future.   "VV.   X.   McDonald on  Church of Our  I^dy of1^".^   - lhose  assembled  and   the  '~������*'      ���---  Service   busmessJm,enof  Phoenix   generally,  presented Mr.   Hood   with  a fine cel-  lerette, suitably  engraved,   as  token of regard.    Mr   H ood  suitable response.  Catholic  the   Good Counsel.���Divine  every 2nd and   4th   Sunday  of each  month.    Holy Mass, 10 a.m.   Sunday  School, 2:30 p.m.    Vespers and Bene  diction    7:30   p.m.     Father   J.   A.  'Bedard. Q.M.I. Pastor  a slight  made  n  New Year's day most of the busi  ness bouses were closed, including all  the public officer.  Last  night  Mr.   and  Mrs.   C.   H  Flood entertained a number of friends  .and  acquaintances   at   an  invitation  J dance at the Dominion hotel.  Nelson���Frank Phillips.  Kaslo���H. .A. Carney.  Fernie���P. Patterson, fraternal delegate from District No. i3, U. M. W.  of A.  Moyie���Edward Taylor,  Jas .Noel.  Sandon Wm.   Davidson,    Percy  Joi.nson, A. Shilland.  Y m i r���-W. B. Mclssac.  Greenwood���Thos. G. Gould, R.  A. Mathewson, Geo. Heatherton, Jas.  Chamber, Wm." B. Embree.  Phoenix���John Mclnnes, W. J.  Louttit, M. C. Wade, J. Chas. Halsey.  Walter S. Cook, Marcus Martin, John  Mclver, M. C. Jewell.  Latest Mlnlag Stoolc Quotations.  The stock market is a sure indicator  of the trend of business, A more buoyant feeling is pervading the different  markets, and all stocks are firm at the  following quotations:  ASrsn  Alberta Coal and Coke       .38  B.C. Copper       4.50  Cons. Smelters.-:'.'....    85.00  Start 1908 Righ  Jn your Business bv Securing a New Line of  rnrnu books, Office Neet  We are well stocked with these goods, with Labor  Saving Systems, and can outfi t you promptly. . .  McRAE BROS., LTD.  Cariboo-McKinney....  Canadian Gold Fields  Diamond Vale Coal...  Domin. Copper.....*.  Granby    Galbraith Coal   .02y2  ' .05  .20  2.25  85.00  .28  Nelson, B. O  Subject to confirmation :  Hewitt     10.00  International Coal!.  La Plata Mines.....  Nicola Coal Mines...  North Star   Panhandle. Smelter..  Rambler-Cariboo   Royal Colleries   Sullivan   Snowstorm-   Stewart    Telk-Kwa Mines ....  White Bear   .89  .15  .04  .10  .02  ���21M  .25  .06^  1.15  .75  .15  .Q2>��  BIO: '  .35  4.25  80.00  .03  ���12^  2.00  60.00  .25  .75  .11  .02  .08  ���ASLX  .20  1.06  .40  .08  .oiM  Stationers and  KNOB HILL AVENUE, ZZZ-  Newsdkalkr.s,  -        -PHOENIX,  li. G  Municipality of the Corporation '  of the City ot Phoenix.  ELECTION   NOTICE  Notice is hereby gireu to the eleciors of the  Municipality of~ the Corporation ofthe City of  Phoenix, B C , that I require the prese.ice ol th*:  electors fit Ihe City Hall, Dominion Avenue on.  13II1 day ol January, 1908. at 12 ovluck noon . for  the purpose' f electing persons to represent, them  in the Municipal Council as Mayor and  Aldermen.  The mode of nomination of candidates shall he  as fotlows:  The candidates shall he nominated in" writing:  the writing shall besiibscribed by two voters of  the Municipality as proposer and seconder, and;'  shall be delivered to the returning officer at anv j  time between the date ol the notice and 2 P SI.  on the day of nomination and iu the event of n  poll being necessary, such, poll will be open oil |  the :6th day of January, A   I)    iqoS, at  the City j  Hall. Uoniiuioii" Aye line, cf which  every  peison j ami day of January,' 1908,  is hereby required  to take  himself nccoidingly.  govern  Persons on.lined to be n..minat.-d f r an.l  elected n.��.Mn> or ofliie ''orporutioi. ofthe C.y  |P��1'. oeinx. B. C .sh.iilbe such persam as are  I male ltrr.isli sulyecis of the full age ��� T Intnl.  one years, and arc not disqu ilihed ui-der : ny  law, and have been lor six mouths 1 ext proceeding the day of nomination the leuuteied  owner 1:1 the r.aud Registry Off.ce, ol laud or  real piopertyjn Ihe citjof the assess. <! value, on  the la t assessment roll, ofonc thousand dolhus  or more, over and above any r.glstered Indue-  ment or charge and who are' othcr\r!.<-e disqualified as municipal voteis.  Persons qua-ified to be nominated Tor niul  elected as Aldermen for the CorpornUun of Uie  City or Phoenix, BC, shall be such persons ia  Hie male British subjertsofthe Tu 1 oreoftwenlv  tine years, and are not disqualified under any  law, an.! who have bev 11 for ihe six months next  preceding Ihe day ol nomination 'he recisterwl  owner, in the r.and Hegistry Office, of land or  rtalpropt-rty.ii] the cily. ol the assessed vnlu;.  011 the lan nmiiirrpiil ujse.'smeiit roll, oi five  hundred dollars or more, over and above r.ny  rtglsteced judgment or chnrje. nnd who are  otherwise qualified as   municipal voles  (������yen under my hand at Phoenix,   H C.    the  M. M. STKi*HKr.s.-  ivetur. ing orficer.  WE WILL SEJX  roo to 2000 Alberta Coal 38  500 B. C. Copper     4.50  300 Canadian Marconi..   2.40  200 Dominion Copper..  50 Cons. Smelters   2000 Galbraith Coal   20 Granby.........,   200 Hewitt    100 Hecla CD'A   1000 International Coal.,  500 Snowstorn   200 Royal Collieries      .25  The  William Hunter Co., Limited.  9omutttm Aw��m*.  We ask you to consider carefully the prices  we quote on all the above Stocks, and direct  your special attention to Galbraith, which will  soon be on the dividend list.  Men's Suits  Men's Hats  Men's Shirts  Men's Shoes  Ladies' and Children's Goods  If Yo�� Want a nice nobby and up-to-date   suit  you   will  find a choice selection in our line of men's stylisli clothing  .   for winter.     We sell the kind that wear well and look well.  Men's Shirts You will find it hard to duplicate our handsome line of men's shirts, in golf and negligee with attached and detached cuffs plain and pleated bosoms.  Men's Hats A large assortment, just in, of those new  stylish blocks, in Black  and Brown,  MenfS Shoes Our line of shoes is complete, you should  see them, before purchasing. Our patent calf dress siri-s  and oxfords outshine them all.  Boy StfitS A new iot of perfect fitting norfolks  and   thiee  piece suits, stylish.  See our line of Ladies' Waists, Ladies' Shirts, Ladies' Collars,  Ladies' Shoes, Ladies' Linen Underwear, Children's  Wash Dresses.  Girls' and Boys' waists.  The  WILLIAM HUNTER CO., LTD.

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