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 .>*' -  H  lM  8��i  au  1  tea  m  tsau  4  -rare  Ml  ��  "1  Boundary Mines Sent  Out 380,G00 Tons of  Ore in J90J. # <��  >Ta�����w -,���    ���       i ��������� im ��� ������������*ammmm���I  ������  ���  s  Vol. III.  ami  Phoenix is the Centre  and Leading Mining  Camp of Boundary.  Devoted to the Interests of th�� Boundary Mining District.  PHOENIX, BRITISH COLUMBIA* SATURDAY, JANUARY 18,    1902.  No  10.  The Big Store  To him who  Waits  , all things come at last, and to those who have  waited for the radical reduction which mark the closing up of one  - season and tin begining of a new, we can commend tho splendid  values offered here during our great Clearance Sale of  Law-McQuaid Stock  Glance over these offerings and you'll find sometkiug ��� you want at  at a saving of 50 per cent from regular prices.  LAST CHANCE  TO START  Skylark Catlip Property Arranging to Resume.  SENT OUT HIGH-GRADE 0Kb IN PAST  Develaaa-eat oa Ad|��!alag ��� Claia, Ike Lake,  H11 Eacoaraged Ls��< Chaact Cwaer*  to Bcfla Work Apia.  team. After the match the Gieen-  wood boys were entertained to an impromptu lunch at the Dominion.   ,  The Phoenix Club plays Grand  Forks Saturday evening and will run a  special train to the smelter city, leaving  here at 6:15 p. ra.,' Tickets may be  had from members of the club, at the  E. T. Bank, Hunter-Kcndrick Co.'s  store and the C. P. R. station. Round  trip fare $1,50.  .���.iSs  he dept  Underwear  Suits  Shoes  Hats  Top Shirts  liDIB DIPT.  Flannelette  Underwear  Flannelette  Waists  Wrappers  Flannel Shirts .  Shoes  Skirts  Underskirts   ~  .  COME and INSPECT Our PRICES  We are Sole Agents for the D. A. Corsets, ask to sec OurSpceidl -  $1.25 Line, and we handle the Celebrated Bell Shoe for Ladies that  you hear so much of. <   -,.    .  iin  r  ;. 11  m  J  ��� 4f-  &s���  < aw  is the: onegSSa^^^^fi^ that  the: Best Quality of Goods at prices  as low, or nearly sof as you pay  for inferior goods; are the most  profitablearticles tobuy*. The  proof olthis is the eating of our  |te<%d Bfand�� of Groceries i�� a#  By careful selection and dose buying *we have been able to make  this argument a convincing one.  An investigation will pay. & ���<& *��  If any reliance can be placed in the  reports   that   have ..been   going' the  rounds this week,  the  I.asf Chance  mine, in Skylark camp, located about  two arid one-hall miles from   Phoenix,  will resume operations in the not distant futtiie.    It appears that the  hast  Chance owners most of whom  reside  in Spokane, have been keeping an.eye  on the development being done for the.  last few months by the owners of the  Lake claim, adjoining the Last Chance,  which has been so satisfactory that  it  has been practically decided to  begin  work once more  on   the  latter.    No  statement is made as to the exact date  of the resumption, but those in a  position 10 be posted, think it will be  inside   of  a   month,' or    thereabouts.  Inquiries have already been   made   in  regaru| to getting the boarding  house  in shape lor taking care of some  40  men, which it is said will include those  em play e J at the Lake claim.  The Last Chance mine is one of the  oldest locations in Skylark camp, and  is a rich gold and' silver proposition,  from whjch some shipments have been  made 'even before a railway Mas built  into the Boundary country. ' It is owned by the Boundary Creek Mining Co.,  of Spokane, of which ' Sidney, Roseh-  haupt is the secretary. Two years ago  a ^carofjore. was^bippedVJroni_��dikh.  satisfactory returns were made, but the  mine was closed about th!aT";tTrae, "and  has remained closed since."'   ',  It has been deye]oi*ed-to a depth of  120 feet with a double compartment  shaft, sunk between two parallel veins.  ,The east crosscut was driven about 70  feei, and the west crosscut over 200  feet, the last bundled feet of which  was all mineralized rock: 'At,the end  of the west crosscut .drifting-.was starts  e'd north on : .a most promising' pay-  shoot, which was [>enetrated about i8:  inches, with 10 inches to the south.  This ore rah .from"- $86,. to.v.$26*r- per  ton, the gold values, -being from $5 to  $30 per ton, and the silver from " 126  to 245 ounces per.ton. ,  ,v     -; .v  Something definite in regard to the  date of reopening the Last Chance will  be heard before long.-     v ?  Taking Oat LIcc-km.  i  All city licenses for, the selling of  liquor expired - la��t Wednesday, the  15th inst., and had^to be renewed that  day., Heretofore there have been 17  retail licenses and one" wholesale in  Phoenix. Recently , the municipal  license by-law .was amended so  that those now lidding licenses could  have a little time to take out the ic  newals, up to thiee months, hut must  pay the full amount. ��� "The license collector granted   several renewals,  the  CONVERTER  IS WORKING  At Granby Smelter at Grand  Forks.  BEGAN OPERATIONS MONDAY MORNING  i��  Expected to Turn Out- MOO Ton of  Blister Copper Monthly, or About  28,000,000 Pound! Per Annum.  same having been passed on by the  citv board of license:comrn'issioneis, to  nearly all the hotels, there being but two  or three exceptions, and it is probable  that they will renew ill a short time.  Fire Boys Cleared*S94JQ.  A meeting of the Phoenix Fire Department was held at" the City Offices  last Monday everting, Chief Hemen-  way presiding.  The report of the Ball committee  was received showing that $94.30 had  been the net receipts. The repoit  was received and committee dismissed  with thanks. A lively discussion followed as to what should be done with  the funds at the department's disposal.  It was finally decided, to have the secretary correspond with several firms to  get quotations in helmets and coats.  KNOT YET  DECIDED  Whether "Mother"-Lode  ��� Take Brooklyn.  Will  BUT  SHELTER   WANTS THE  ORES  Option Was Given Until the 15th Instant on  Phoenix Mines���Nothing ns Yet Announced, However.  PHOENIX WON, HOCKEY MATCH.  Greenwood Secured Two and Phoenix Five  on Thursday. .,  An exciting hockey match wa: play-  here Thursday evening between the  Greenwood Hockey C'tib'and the home  team. The score at half'time was 2  to 1 in favor ol the Phoenix boys and  they finally won the game by a score,  of 5 to 2.  The team lined uj* as fpllows :  QREKKWQOp    '    POSITION {'HOKNIX  Stowe.,,,,,',,, .Goal.   Mitchell  ."... Point ..,  .Cover Point,  .Right Wing.  .. .Center...  .Left Wing..  . .Spares. .,  McPherson  Warren  Steer...    .  Chesterton.  Dill   McKinnon.  .... Lyon  McArtlun  . .Coulton  ... .Monk  ... Ewing  . Strutzel  Coles  Referee, Charles Boiiter, Goal Umpires, T. J. Hardy and  Palmer Cook-  Timekeepers,   W.  X.McDonald  and  James Church.  The game started off with a rush  and after six minutes of; hard, play  Steer notched the first point for  Greenwood on a pass from Chesterton.  The Phoenix boys then got to work  and the play ended at half time., with  Phoenix 2 and Greenwood 1. -  The lasthalf was.even more lively  than the first and good plays and hard  checking were t|ie order of the day.  Chesterton made bi.e of his cyclonic  dashes and eluding the home defence,  lied the score.  With a short dash down the rink  McArthur p-it t|*e home team in the  lead once more, and from then on  they had the game safely in hand.  Monk and Coulton soon, after added  two n>jre to the score and the game  ended 5 to 3 \n fayor of the hptne  When Engineer Thomas, of the  Mother Lode, mine and -smelter, recently made an examination of the  Brooklyn group of mines in this: camp,  with a view to their being taken .over  by the smelter people,and went;east.to  make;a;-report to his principals, it was  understood that the option; obtained  was to run till the 15th of January-^  last Wednesday. Whether that option  was taken up, allowed to lapse or was  extended, has not yet been announced.  It is known, however; that on Mr.  Thongs' arrival in New'York he was  ill some days before he made his report, and by that time the tumble in  tha price of copper had taken place.  What effect this had on the proposed deal is not given out, b'-t it is.  l*ot thougl-t it helped matters any.  In this connection, it has been asserted that the Mother Lode owners  were and are really anxious to get the  ores of the Brooklyn, in order to bring  up the grade of the matte that was being turned put at the smelter, and it is  known that the investigations of Mr.  Thomas were believed to be quite satisfactory. The exact facts are not  easy;to get at, but, it js to be hoped  that the proppsed dpaj has not been  declared qrT, but merely deterred temporarily,  It seems certain that there is nothing the matter with the Brooklyn  group, which mines art; Actually prepared to begin shipments at once.  Should the transfer not go through, it  will be due to the state of' the money  market probably, as affected ly thp  prjee flf cewper. At the same time, it  is equally certain that a group of properties developed to a -point "where  shipments can readily be maintained  at the rate of say 250 tons daily, will  not lie idle Ion". It is, belieyed that  soqiething defhihe will be forthcoming  shortly.   ,  Last Monday was a notable day in  the history of Diiiish Columbia mining  and, smelting. It marked the beginning of an era when, it was no longer  necessary to send the 50 pci cent, copper rratie, produced in the smelters of  the province, clear a< ross the continent  to the American stile of New Jersey,  for the puipose of being converted into  80 or 90 per cent, blister copper. The  saving is not only in the cost of converting, but in the freight on useless  material. ���  One of the sets of converters just  installed in the Granby smelter commenced operations last Monday  morning at Grand Korks, and woiked  smoothly. The picduct is blister copper, in which the gold and silver values are still-retained. Fuither treatment of this product in an -eastern  refinery extracts the precious metals.  In honor of the occasion the, Granby  company cast a number of amall copper figures which will be given away as  souvenirs.  The matte fiom its own furnaces  and that contiibuted by the, Hall  Mines smelter at Nelson and the  Greenwood smelter will enable the  Granby company to produce about  1,200 tons of blister cappei monthly,  or at the rate of .-28,000,000 pounds  per annum. This is exclusive of the  gold and silver values the product may  contain. This is the first plant of the  kind installed in the Dominion of  Canada.  ELECTIONS IN OTHER CITIES.  Mayors  and Aldermen That  Were Chosen  For 1902.  Columbia.���Mayor, Neil McCallum;  aldermen, north ward���John McIntoRh,  A. D. Morrison "and Robert Wasson ;  south ward=Charle�� Cusson, Joseph  Lagimodine and Edmund Disney;  school trustees���E. Soraguett, LA.  Dinsmore and ,W. h. Wells. All were  elected by ncdiimation.  Greenwood.���Mayor, Geo. R. Naden ;  aldermen,"-Caul field,-' Roes, Sullivan,  Kirkwood, Smailes and Haiinevmen,  elected by acclamation; school trueteeu  ���Hallett, Ru9sell ' and Smuilea, also  plectei! by acclamation.        _ *  Sandon.���Mayor, Robert Cunning;  aldermen,���R.Jalland, TV B. Folliott,  Thomas Jttlland, E. A. Canieron, K.  Stein and Thomas Brown, elected by  acclamation.  . Trail.���Mayor. N. Binns; aldormen���  A. E. Steele, J. V. Ryerc, J. H. Srhoficl.l,  \V. Furnell, J. Dawson and R. K. Strong;  school truftees���A. B. McKenzie, G. F.  Weir and T, \V. Colt-man, all o( whom  were elected by acclamation. |  Grand Forks.���Mayor, Tracy \V. Holland, by acclamation 1 aUlermeii���Robert  oa'w, John Donaldson, Robert. Harvey,  Harry  Sheads and Neil Malhcwsou.  Rossland.���Mayor, John S..Chile,.ami  the citizen-i) ticket.  Ncjeon.���Mayor Frank Fletcher, ui;d  hie ticket.  and it was learned that the car had  gone around the sharp curves in that  vicinity on two wheels, gaining momentum every minute .in its down ' hill  course. It reached Hartford Junction  safely, and went out on the end ol the  -switch, not much the worse for its-  quick trip; ��� ��� ���        ���      r.  i  The remarkable thi'ng about this  wild trip is that the ore car did not  leave the track, and did not encounter  a single open switch, of which it passed no less than eight, in the course of  its jiyo mile lively trip to the junction,  and there were no trains on the track  just then, which'-it would have been  impossible to notify of the 'runaway.  The trainmen say that such a piece of  good luck would not happen once in a  thousand times.  OUR NEW  COUNCILMEN  Elected By Acclamation Last  Monday.  ONE CANDIDATE FOI EACH OFFICE  Each Wartf Reareiealed By Oae [Sfatlour,  Oac Hotel Keeper aad Oae Miaer���  Start Sketch ol Each.  SMITH CURTIS.IN TORONTO.  Tells the Toronto  Olobc  ol Ihe Boaadary  Country.  Smith Curtis, M. L. A., was recently  in Toronto, and being interviewed . by  the Globe, had the following.(to say  of the Rouiidary district :  " l'he Boundary country, noted for  its immense copper deposits, had made  a big advance. The ore shipped in  1900 was 100,000 tons; for 1901 it  was 370,000 tons; for this year it will  be close to a million tons. Our coal  exports lie rapidly growing, and with  the completion in a few months of the  Crow's Nest Southern Railway, con  necting the Crow's Nest coal fields  with the Great Northern Railway,  theie will be a big increase. The outlook on the whole is really good,' and  bariing the unforseen, 1902 will be a  big year for British Columbia, and  its good things around  Mayor, George' W. Rumberger.  Councilmen, West Ward���Webster  Rogers, Joseph H. Graham and Daniel G. Munro. East Ward���James  Marsha!l,.Jbhn C Bradley and John  McRae.* * "2_  ""Trie above are the gentlemen who  will have charge of the affairs of the  corporation of the city of Phoenix for  the year 1902. Nominations were  made last Monday at, the Hardy-  McKenzie block, aud as there was no  opposition to any of the nominees,  they-were declared elected by acclamation) City' Clerk McMillan was  the returning officer.  , The M*hool trustees, chosen at the  same time, were Donald J. Matheson,  Joseph Stirrett and James A. Clark,  who were also" chosen by acclamation.  There was no excitement over this  year's election, and no contest. Most  of the old councilmen did not care to  serve again, but preferred to "pass  the  mineral output ought to be $30,000,-  000 in value, the vast proportion of  which will be.paid out in wages."  STARTED  NEW SHAFT  Operations On It at the Snow*-  shoe Begun.  WILL BE DRIVEN 380   FEET   DEEP  To be Used as Ihe Main Working Shaft of the  Property; and Will Have Two Compart-  :"  ments.  NOTE AND COMMENT.  Thomas Hogan left on Tuesday's  train for the mining camp bf Tqnapah,  Nevada. He had spent several years  j*i t,he locality previously.  In pleasing contrast to the dull  times prevalent pretty generally all  over the mining distiicts of the province a merchant of Phoenix informed  the Pioneer the other day that his business last Saturday was the best since  he had come to the .place where the  mines are. This is not expected to  be the best time of year anywhere, but  it is probably no worse in Phoenix  than elsewhere.  Last Wednesday noon a curious  thing happened on the Knob Hill  spur. An ore car that had been,  ditched for a week, had just been  placed oil the track, and in some unaccountable manner got away and  started down the steep grade. After  it was seen that it could not be stopped, Foreman Deriflody telephoned to  Agent \),ey at the depot and asked  hmi if that car just whizzing by the  depot had any running orders,. The  Sno-yshoe mine was also,   cajled up,  Thursday of this week operations  were started on the surface on the.new  300-foot shaft that will be sunk on tlie*  Snowshse claim, and which is intended  to be the main working- shaft of the  property,-when completed. For some  days Engineer Bannantyne has been  deciding on the exact spot for sinking,  and last week the work of clearing ihe  ground was'begulv' Raising to meet  this shaft from the workings of the  railway tunnel has been going on for a  couple of weeks.  When this shaft is completed it will  be two'compartments in width, both  of which will be used for hoisting ore,  the air, drills, powder, etc., being sent  down the other shaft, which will also  be used as a manway.'  Owing to ihe peculiar character of  the boilers wanted hy the management  of the Snowshoe, the order for the two  So horse power boilers was not placed  till a few days ago, being given to the  Jenckes Machine C"-> of Sherbrooke,  Quebec The boilers will be.adapted  especially for using the water that is  obtainable on the Snowshoe. property,  and will drive the 15 drill duplex aii  compressor now being 'manufactured  by the Jenckes Machine Co. The  new machinery plant will be housed  in a new building not far from the site  of the new shaft just started, which is  located just above the junction of the  wagon road, and the C. P. R. railway  branch.  Snowshoe Electric Light Plant,  Under contract C. G. Cunningham  of Greenwood, has just completed a  record breaking installation of a completed electric light plant at the Snow-  shoe mine, including landing on the  ground, placing engine and dynamo,  putting up necessary poles, and wiring  and connecting residences, offices and  bunk-house in the phenomenally short  time ol eight days from, the day that  the contract was signed until the time  that the "juice" was ti-rned on and  the premises -vere hriUiautly illuminated with 75 flashing electric lights.  By the selections made, the two  wards are most evenly represented.  Each ward is represented by a hotel  keeper, a stationer and a miner.  George W. Rumberger, the mayor, did  not wish to serve again, but consented  to take a third term at the solicitation  of his friends. All the new councilmen  are single men, with the - exception ��� of  Alderman Graham. Accoiding . to -  law, the new council will hold its first  meeting next Monday.  Daniel G. Munro was bomjat Muck-  lands, Stormont Co., Ont., 28 years  ago, and has been in the west for several years. He first located in the  Slocan country on coming to British  Columbia, and then into the Boundary country three years- ago, having  lived in Phoenix for two years. Mr.  Munro is in the stationery business..  Joseph H. Graham is a native of  Ontario also, having been born at  Smith's Falls 42 years ago, moving to  .British Columbia four years ago, and  having-lived in-phoenix-nearly���three  years. -- He is proprietor of the Hotel  ���Union. :.-.:;-   .-- .   -. v  Webster Rogers, the third member  from the West Ward, is a native of  Surihyside, P.E.I., where he first saw  the light of day some 29 years since.  Coming to British Columbia in 1893,  he settled first at Vancouver, and  reached the Boundary country and  Phoenix" in the sprint; of 1898. Mr.  Rogers owns a business block here,  and is a miner.  John McRae was born at Moore,  Ontario, in 1871, and came out to the  state of Washington in 1890, moving to  British Columbia six years ago, and to  Phoenix over two years since. He is  a partner in firm of McRae Bros. &  Smith, the Knob Kill avenue stationers.  James Marshall, who has just, been  elected as alderman for a third term,  was bom at Dalkeith, Scotland, in  1864. He arrived in British Columbia in 1882, settling at Victoria. In  1890 he reached the Slocan district,  where he still has valuable mining  properties. In 1895 he came to the  Boundary, and to the present site of  Phoenix, and has since remained here.  For the last year he was one. of the  hardest working of the aldermen, devoting' much time to the city's improvement. He is now in the hotel  business, being one of the proprietors  of the Hotel Bellevuc.  John C. Bradley, the third alderman from the East Ward, is a native  of England, having been born there  some 35 years since. He has been a  resident of Phoenix for two or thiee  years, and owns considerable valuable  property in the city. He is a miner,  and has tbe confidence of all who  know him.  The new buffet car on Boundary  trains is much appreciated by travellers to and from this section. *�� jtj*2��#*w��*w*r-**----y��-  5"': f  li y..  Bti-i-Ti J  li&  'Sri'  ##  *,'��&  fc'T^V,  *,-v..  Vf,  THE PHOENIX PlONEEfc  ��������������< HHH-Hmnm H*m*m*-*mw ���  I The Canadian Bank of Commerce  HEAD OFFICE, TORONTO.  CAPITAL, $8,<X)6,000.        f        -> REST, $2,OOO.OOd.  HON. CEO. A. COX. P����d��n.. B. E. WALKER. Gcn.r.1 H��n��g���.  J, H. P1.UMMER, Am'i Gen'I M*n��ger.  H. R. DAVIDSON, Acting Mgr. Greenwood Branch  U> HHmWWW WWWWH  The Phoenix Pioneer.  If-St-Elt OH ��ATU��tI>A\ MV Tim  PIONBRK PUBLISHING TO.  ATFHOHMX. D.C.  W. B. WILLCOX. Manaocm  Telephone*  t BiiMiicm office No, 14.  I Malinger'* rnldencc, No. 15.  ��ubm;kii-iio.vi, in advauck.  ���erYe��r .7   I*00  ���IxMonUu -  ,,,s  To Foreign Cotttitrim , J 0��  IfVOU��reuol��iub��crib<:i to thii p��P��r, ll��U  m>ku ItmUtlon to vou lo become one.  Advertl��l��K rales lurnl��hed on appllcalloii,  lAgal notlcea 10 and 5 cent* per line.  ' Four weekly iiinertloiia couitltule one month'*  adtertlaliia.  EDITORIAL COMMENTS.  In many of the incorporated towns  of the province the annual elections  went by acclamation- In most of the  larger places there was a contest.  . The Columbia Evening Sun Is growing in sue, having increased��from  three to four columns lo the page. It  does not yet boast of having Associated Press dispatches.  This week's election in Grand Forks  reminds one of the proverbial time  that a monkey and parrot once had.  We do things differently in the place  where the mines are.  With one exception the incoming  city council of Phoenix is all made up  of new;, men.     May they get along together as harmoniously, as the mem-  ������ bers of the old council did.  I Thursday, February", 20th, is the  dale'r.set foi the meeting of the  legislative assemblyJjy the Lieutenants  Governor. It" was probably as late sis  Premier Dunsmuir could put1 it off.--  'Although the price of cop*>er is still  pretty well down���about 12 cents���  not a mine in the  Boundary country  Owing to the delays in getting material, the Cascade power plant will  not be ready to deliver electrical energy  in Phoenix till some time in the spring  ���May or June, piobably. , When  inaary country c )eted jt win be one ti,e grea, i���.  has yet been closed on account of the dlfstria) develol)ments of this section.  Better still for  Phoenix,  the electric  tiorts,   appeared   in   the -Vancouvei  World     The man   who   thinks that  nining in British Columbia has gone to  Hast Kootenay, has been completed,  the dogs, will do well to iead it. Kaslo has decided  to discontinue   .       . paying salaiies to its mayor and alder  For 1902 the income of the city of * J   ��  Phoemx is estimated at about $10,000  I'his will doubtless be sufficient to pay  the running expenses of the city  go\  mi:   1111111-11K  wi"."*" ���" ���������*- ���v    o~- . , ,.    ,  eminent and do a little improvement  a w.de open polu y  also.    At the same time the new city  administration   purposes  lo   conduct  to death, neat  the Bondholder  mine,  city affairs in an economical manner.  Several icsidents have lately intimated to the Pioneer that they believe  1902 will be the most prospeious year  of the histoiy of Phoenix thus far.  The Pioneer is of the opinion that,  while business is quiet in the Boun-  dasy at present, there is every reason  why 1902 should be. the banner year.  One of the best holiday editions  that has been gotten out in the province is that of the British ' Columbia  Mining Reeoid, of Victoria. As usual  it was piofusely illustrated with a  specially designed cover, and the text  was in the usual accurate and inteiest  ing style of II, Mortimer l.amb, the  editor.   .  ,  In , the lately publised ieport' of  Director Frechville, on the Le Roi  mine, there is a scathing denunciation  of Bernard McDonald, until recently  general manager of that great property  Mr. Frechville's discharge of Mr. McDonald seems to have been thoioughly  justified, and that of Bela Kadish even  more so.  The coronation of King Edward  this year, will eclipse anything of the  kind" that has occurred in recent years.  Seats for the event are already selling  lor Something like $5��? apiece. Millions will be spent in preparing'for the  occasion. What a sheei waste of good  casb/.when"'" it" could be done for so  much lefcs.       ���  reduction, nor is there prospect of any.  Paul Johnson, manager of the Green-  , wood smelter, is quoted as saying'thai  copper can be pioduced in the Boundary at a cost of seven  and one-half  * cents per pound.   Mr. Johnson ought  to know.   It has been estimated that the ore  output of Rossland for the -year 1902  will be 400,000 tons. If the output  of the Boundary for the same year is  not more than double this figure, we  miss our guess.  By the death of Dr. Robertson, in  Toronto last week, British ^Columbia  lost one its best fiiends ,in the east.  Dr. Robertson J for many years has  . ,'been 'superintendent ofH Presbyterian  missionary work fn Canada, and was  well known alf through this province.'  t        . ���* __* ; _  ; Of late those who go down to the  sea in ships, especially on the Pacific  coast, have literally taken their lives in  their hands! 'In opening"thTHaily  papers nowadays one looks to see the  record of some steamboat or railway  horror, so frequent have they become.  There seems to be little doubt but  that the V. V. & E. railway will be  continued to Phoenix, and on into the  Simiikameen this, year���to the lasting  .. benefit of both: The C. P. R.'s lead  ' pipe cinch on the business ot the  Boundary is begining to loosen a little.-  The political situation j>t Victoria"  seems to be in as much of a mixed  condition as ever. At a distance of  three or four hundred miles, it appears  at present to be anybody's game ex'  ccpt that of the Hon James Dunsmuir. He and Joe Martin are out of  it.   It would seem that the largest and  best informed capitalists are not afraid  of copper remaining at the present low  price for any length of time. Otherwise, the bonding 01 the Moirison  mine, in Deadwood camp, last week  for $185,000 would not have been  (accomplished.  One of the best general statements  tion of' two moie furnaces at the  smelter,* mukingsix all told, and giving  the reduction works a capacity of over i  2,00a tons of ore daily.     And no one there should be 2,000  can lie sure that still   other  furnaces  may not yet be added, in carrying out through Kaslo during the >ear   190  the extensive plans j( this successful 0f  corporation  traded in that way, even without being  vaccinated���Sail Lake Heiald  J. I-ierjiont Morgan is about to visit  Egypt, and the khedive is engaged in  pegging down the pyramids and has  hobbled the feel of the syhinx for feai  that the Ameiican promoter -.till form  a tiust and lure them out of Egypt.���  Nelson Miner.  D. J. MATHESON,  INsUKVKCl. AG1-NI,  HKI-, I.IH', ACCIDI-N1.  ('iiiiiiuli.i.|iiiier lortitklne \inil��i����-  1-H0I-NIX, 15.  1  fl>ROVINCIAL NOTES  ' Rails have been laid on 23 miles ol  the new Lasdeau railway.  The spur to the Marjsville smeltei,  men  T. K. Neelands was elected  mayoi  of Vancouvei by the party opposed to  S. Hockaday, a minei,  was frozen  near Slocan City, lam Saturday,  The C. P. R. is 1 mining a tiain  eveiy other day between the town ol  Lardoand Tenderfoot cieek on the  new Lardo bianch,  "Father Pal," Rev. H. Jrwin, well-  known throughout the Kootenays and  Boundary, has returned to England to  reside permanently.  ' The Canadian Pacific has issued a  circular to the effect that the spur at  the railroad end of St. Thomas wagon  road, a few miles beyond Gladstone,  has been placed on tho list of flag  stations and will be known as Bonanza  Siding.   ��  service will be greatly improved.  It has been given out, though not  officially as yet, that the Granby Co.  will shortly proceed with the installa- of oil lands have ^been located in East  [strictly business!  Newspaper advertising has the advantage of being the cheapest form of  advertising as well as the best.  The merchant who says he will advertise when business gets bettei  always wonders why he is a failure.  According to Bradstreet's, nearly 80  per cqnt. of the concerns that fail in  business are those which don't advei-  tise.  Peop'e are interested in the^Unusual.  If there is something unique about  your store'or stock, tell it in your advertisement.  The advice you need the most is the  hardest to listen to. Advertise all the  time. It pays * if you have brains,  energy and nmhition.      '    -.  No biilliant success in business is  on record where the value of news,  paper advertising was not recognized  and employed with profit.  BRITISH COLUMBIA MINING NOTES, n  Sandon mines last week shipped f(io  tons" of ore. *.  Shipments fiom Rossland mines  last week were 5,830 tons.  In the last three months thii ty miles  Kootenay.  About 200 men are said to be work-  ng in the hills around Sandon, where  Over    14,000    tons   of  ore  went  It was an event of no small impoit-  ance to the Boundary country and to  British Columbia, when the new copper converter at the Gianby smeller,  began operations this week. It means  a saving of at least a cent a pound on  the price of copper to all producers in-���  teiested. It is also the first work of  tiie Kind undertaken in the entire  Dominion. The matte of .he Nelson,  Greenwood and Gianby smelters is being converted into blister copper by  the Granby Co.  At last Premier has announced his  policy���that policy that we have been  awaiting so long. In the- "course of  five columns of type he =ays, among  Ipther things, that joe Martin has not  had any influence on him or his conduct of the government. Of course,  oe is too astute a politician to deny  jthe statement. The premier also says  there is some justice in the objection  to the two per cent, tax on the mineral output of low giade mines. Mi.  Dunsmuir does not give any satisfaction whatever on the question of most  interest to the interior, viz., that of redistribution. He merely dismisses it  with a few platitudes.  j WHAT EDITORS SAY J  The prospects of the Slocan aie immense, and we predict a surprise to  the mining world next year.���Kaslo  Kootenaian.  a value of $800,000  It is reported that the St. Eugene  at Moyie will open up in June, when  the refinery at Trail commences operations.  When the bunkhouses are rebuilt at  the Silver King that property will send  down 3000 tons a month to the Nelson  smelter.  It is rumored that after the first of  next month the B. C. mine will be  closed for the present. Shipments of  ore wese discontinued in December.  a. scon,  C'ONIKACIOR AND BUIIIIHt-  E-, II MA IKS FUKNIMIH).  PHOENIX, II. C  PYrelling ilouse for Sale  House aud Lot for Sale  on Old Ironsides Avenue,  Reasonable amount down,  balance monthly payments  at 8 per cent per annum.  This is a snap.     If you  ' mean business,  APja3to.w. H. BELL, !i'."(T���-  H. S. CAVI.EV. W. B. COCHRAKK.  CAYLEY & COCHRANE,  S01 ichors, En*.  PHOENIX, B. C.  WHITESIDE,  HAHUISltR &S0I.1CI10R,  Hunk Block.  PHOENIX, B. C.  BOYLE  THE DRUGGIST.  R. B. KERR,  1  Hakristi-r and Soi.iciior,  notary pum.ic.  PHOENIX. B. C,  King Edward Lodge, U.D.  A. K. anil A. M.  RcRiilnr connniiiilcntioii H p !**���  oiid Thiirxln> ol ench mouth.  Sec  HmcrRiMit iiirillim��(i��ci>lltd, Module  Hall, MoriiHon-AiiderHoii HlocJ-.i  INO II   I1KM1*.S*��'AY  ' ��i-(.rel��r>,  V.l  . COCK  W. M.  ,1. 0. 0. F.   Snow  Shoe Lodge, No. 46,  Yfwts   i-verv  Mon'Iiw Kvi- nt   Flardt-  \Ii-Kei*��i-    Ib'-l      VMiini-    Bn-Uwn  Cord-allv Iimlwl.   K. A. Sinn. J-. I'.  "   \V\i.rnu S, Cook, Kw.nc.  J^^^<  WM. FUCUING, I re*,  PHOENIX AEKIE,  NO. ISI.  Meetings onTue��-  day  S.to p   111    at  liiem' Union Hall.  Visiting     brethren  cordial") tii-ittd  R. I.. BOYD, Secy.  Phoenix Lod|e No. U,  Knlftk of PylHu.  Meets etery Tiienda) lilclit  i.t 7 30 p. in , Minera' Onion  Hall.'  Visiting 'jretl-rei' welcome  R A Scott, C. C  D.J Matheson, K. R. S  White Cooks and Waiters' Union  No, 124 W. L. U��� of Pnocalx.  JOE DERHAM  General  Blacksmith  Special Attention to Home blueing.  NKtR TI1H RINK  Dominion Avenue,   -   I'HOKNIX, II. C.  Geo. Gibson  J. O. Vim Sickle  GIBSON & VAN SICKLE  ,.     SHAVING PAttl.ORS  ani> BATH ROOM.  Urnves.U minim mock,cor.  First nud Old Ironsides A\e,  Plusnii, B. C  Meets Monday   niulits, 8;3o o'clock at  Miners' Union Hull.  S.K. Palmer,   ' Miss ' laek,  President. Secretary,  -(  Those desiring helpapply to secretary, Thoncj)  Phbenix  Skating  Rink  1  NOW open;  Lighted by  Electricity.  j  '  SEAc-ON TICKETS.  For Men'..    .. si 7.00  "  Ladiih,   .. &1>0  "   Hots  ....    3 00  Tkanmhnt 26 venIf.  "SKATING HOURS:  2 30 p m. to 4 30 p.m.  S p.m. to 10 p.m.  Old Ironsides Time.  Corner & Prendergast  PROPRIETORS.  1 Phoenix Home B*ewed       fe  Lager Beer  ���Shewed by a Home Institution' has" proven tlic test and 1us~niadeji  host of l"'i iends w ho testily to its G00J Qualities     -. ,  PHOENIX BREWERY  JULIUS MUHU.ER-, Pkoi'KIKiok. .  5i Comer Standard Ave. and Banner St.. Phoenix- ^  Do you want the [  Phone No  Best Dry Wood?  Tamarack and Fir, per cord,  $3.75  Stove Wood " 4.50  �����     * "        Three Ricks,      $5.00  DELIVERED AT VOUR DOnR.  Otim to  McKenzie's i Drug Store  James Moran    |  M  PELLEW-HARVEY,  BRYANT ft GILMAN  VANCOUVER, B   C  PROVINCIAL  ASSAYERS.  rim '���  Vancouver Assay ofvick  KltnblUlied 1890  Minernli Identified a'nd Their Values Ex  tilnined, ,  FREE OF CHARGE.  IIa\e Yon a Piece of Doubtful Rock'  Mml it to us  Trial Shipments Tested.  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The Native Copper Times lakes the  view that there is not an unusual  supply of copper on hand. In support  of its contention it quotes a statement  made by a manufecturer of electncal  supplies, who said :  "If there should be a movement of  the largest producers of copper looking  to higher .prices, the 100,000,000  pounds stored by the United Metals  Selling Company would not last twi  weeks. I believe there are over  100,000,000 pounds less copper and  brass in'the hands of manufacturers  now than there was a year or two ago,  and we are doing a better business  now than we were then."  That's Oiir Business  The Job Department of the Phoenix Pioneer is fully-  equipped to turn out the BEST QUALITY of Stationery  foi any kind of business. Special attention paid to work  for Mines.    Stock, the best;   quality, the highest grade.  ADDRESS:  THE PHOENIX PIONEER,  Thone No. 14.  PHOENIX, B. 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IIKR HIIOT, Upper Town.    1'no.Nit No.04  J  1  COPPER AT  7 1-2 CENTS  Cost   of   Producti :n  Boundary.  in  the  THAT IS OPINION OF PAUL JOHNSON  4* �����������������������������*-���������*���*>  ��**��* ���*��-���*******�� �����������*��� �����������*��  *���*������**������*�������*���*  ��� ��>������������ �����������������������������������*���������#���������*���**������*  ��HH��MH��H����MM*��M*tH��*HHWHitmi��������m������W��'��M ��*������#-*  jLion Bottling Works]  Jobbers Id.  JAS. MeCREATH, Prop.  ��� Wines, Beer and Cigars  . ORDERS   HY   TELKI'llONK  l'ROMPTLY  FILLED,  SOI, H AOKNTSI'OK RKICIISQUKM.KN KKI.TKRS'III.UK  I,AIIKI.IIKANU THK MOhT HKAI.TIIFUI. AND KKI'KUSH-  INO   OF MINKICAI. WATMRB, ,'     ,  GREENWOOD and PHOENIX, B. C  la till- Boundary Smelllof Cut ol Fuel It  65  Per Ccol. of ihe ToUl���Old  and  _��� Present popper Prlcei.. .     _    _.   _  YALE-COLUMBIA  LUMBER COMPANY, Ltd.  o  ���     ���   ' MAXUKACTUKKRKOKAIX KINDti OF  ROUGH AND DRESSED LUMBER  OFFICII ANI> YARDS  ROSSLAND, GREENWOOD, CASCADE and I'HOENIX, H. C  i Furniture  #*��-��*���*���*��*�����������������*����*>���  i  f  HOUSE-  ] TN this line we are  in a better position  I ���*������   than ever to supply  the  wants of the  j Public of Phoenix.  j    upholstering a specialty  NEED  CLARK (BL BINNS,  -Old Ironsides Ave.  Undirtsklm  ltd Embilmlnf  A Snap for  Subscribers  OLD AND NEW  \>-  ���Phoenix Pioneer and Toronto  G-lobe (daily) both for., One  year; :   Phoenix Pioneer and. Toronto  Globe, (weekly) both for One  year   Phoenix Pioneer, and Montreal  Daily Herald, both for One  nQP y.   /Including Handsome rortrait\  . j" " **    \of King Kdwnrd, 17x12 inches.,/. -........i <  Phoenix Pioneer and New York  World, Thrice-a week, both  forone year ..:.:. .....;....-.,...  SubstriptioiiB.rrcfclvwl.to nil MnKas*inc�� and Periotli-  cbIb ut pulilitilit>re lowest rates. ��� ,  Send all subscriptions to this office.  PHOENIX PIONEER,  PHOENIX, B.C  2.50  2.50  1��  Paul Johnson, of Greenwood smelter, who is .iljmitied to be one of ihe  best praclii al smelting men in British  Columbia, was ji*. Nelson the othei  ^ay. Interviewed by, the Tribune on  the mining and smelting situation in  Boundaiy district, Mr. I oh n, son said  "The ores of the boundary camps  aie low giade, carrying values in gold  and-copijer. The drop of five cents  in {lie price of copper means a loss to  tlic.mineowners of one dollar.a ton  Ion every unit cf copper, that is, if the  ore carries one per cent, copper the  loss ih $1 n ton; if two per cent, the  l<wis' $5:,a't ton', and so on. The  price of copper today is lower than  noinial, and/in my opinion, will be  higher before long; but conditions as  they exist.-must be consideied, not  conditions that may exist some time  in the futiiie.  " I'lie low-grade ore of the Boundary  can,be   worked at  a  profit  only  by  handling it  in   large  quantities.    We  aie now hiudlingat (he British Coluni  bia   Cupper   Company's  pLtnt,   near  Greenwood, an average of 420 tons  a  day  in   one furnace,   more- than   is  handled in one  furnace anywhere  in  the world; but we must handle at least  treble that quantity in order to make a  fair return on the capital invested."  "Asked as to the cost of mining and  smehing'Boundary ores, Mr. Johnson  said : '": '  Cost of Smelllfft.  . "We hope to make reductions in  the cost of mining and smelting our  ores, so that the total cost will not be  in excess of $1.2% a'ton. This low  cost will.be broutjht-about by concessions made us by ilie Canadian Pacific  railway in freight rates in handling our  ore fiom the mines to the smelter and  coal and coke from the Ciow's Nest  mines and coke-ovens. Future re  ductions in cost will be biought about  by the besseniei ij-ing of our matte al the  Gianby works- at '(Jiand Forks." By  treating our matte at Gral'id Forks, instead of shipping it to Newark, New  Jersev, we will save $2,000 a month.  The cuts we have already obtained in  fieight rates and prices of coke means  jjioo a day to us now, "and you will  readily see whaV if would mean if we  were'treating treble the quantity we  aie now   treating."  Fuel la M P<r Cent'. Of Cost.  What is the greatest cost in smelting  the Boundary ores, was the next question asked 'Mr "Johnson, and he replied : , ,-. ��� : ,  : "Fuel is 65 per cent, of the total  cost of smelting,' and it is very im-  pertant that we have a supply that we  can depend on". At present, we are  entirely dependent for our fuel supply  on the Ciow's Nest coal mines on the  Canadian Pacific railway. The mines  Juiniih the coke and ihe railway does  the hauling.' L, thiough any cause,  the supply of coke was diverted, we  .would have to close down our smelter,  and if the smelter was closed down  our mines would also be closed down,  for no mine or smelter has unlimited  ore-bin capacity. While; it is true  that a coke containing a high percentage of ash 'can be used in smelting  copper ores, it is also very important,  that fuel of a good grade is obtained.  The smelters of the Boundary, handling as they do copper ores exclusively;  can utilize a' poorer quality of coke  to better advantage than smelters that  treat silver-lead ores exclusively. We-  have no great complaint to  make now  on the quality of the coke supplied us.  We can get along with the quality if  we are only assured of a constant  supply."  Pay About $20,000 Per Month.  What   is   the compaialive cost of  labor and fuel in smelting ?  "Roughly speaking, the smelter of  the B. C. Cop|>er Company at Greenwood pays out $7,500 a month in  wages for superintendence and labor  and $12,000 a month for fuel. So you  sec that any reduction in wages that  could possibly be made would have  little bearing on the situation as it  exists. A 10 per cent, cut would lower-wages below the rates paid in other  smelting ceuteis, and we would be  unable to keep good men, liven a jo  per cent, cut in the price of fuel would  mean much to the smelting industry  as it is today, and you can readily see  the great saving it would be weie we  in a position to handle 2,200 tons of  ore a day. We are now handling 420  tons and the 10 per cent, reduction on  fuel would be a saving of $1,200 a  month or $14,400 a year. Multiply  that by three and you h.tve $43,200 a  year, which is a 4 per cent, dividend  lor a company whose capital is $1,-  000,000,"  ��� Then you consider the piesent cost  ol' labor as 1101 nial, and that futiiie reductions in the cost of smelting aie  dependent almost entiiely on reductions in the cost of fuel ?  "That is about the way to size up  the situation. While it is possible that  new appliances may be intioduced to  lessen the cost of botli mining and  smelting, yet I believe that the plant  which I' constiucted for the \\. C.  Copper Company, is one of the most  complete now in operation, and wi.l  give you some idea of what we a e  doing as compared with what is done  at smelters in Colorado. In Colorado  it is estimated that a ton and a half of  ore is handled per man per shift.  We have 28 men at our furnace and  we handled 422 tons a day on an  average during the month of December, or 15 tons per day per man."  Old aod New Copper Prices.  How does the piesent price of copper compare with the prices thai have  ruled in former years?  ''The price today foi Lake is $12.25.  During 1900 it averaged $16.52, and  in 1899 the aveiage was $17.61, and  in 1898 $12.03. I" '897 ?' '-29 wai  the average and in 1896 $10.88. The  price of Lake is given, as that grade is  the one on which quotations are based,  other grades beinn always a shade  lower. _ In 1867" the pi Ice; averaged  $24.27, and it dropped to $20.74 in  1870. In 1872 it aveiaged $31.38,  but got down to $20.70 in 1876, $17.90  in 1877, and $15.84 in 1878. In  1879 the price was $16.90, in 1880  $18.71, ai.d for the next two years the  price averaged $17.87 and $17.58. In  1883 the price  dropped   to  $15.    In  1884 it was $12.52, and the next )ear  it was $11.16. In-i8S6 it was $11.25,  in 1887 $12.08, and in 1888 it had  climbed up to $14,87, but the next  year it dropped to $12.31. In 1890  $14.73 was the average, and in 1891  $13.14, in 1892 $11.50, in 1893  $10.75, and ��������� '^94 It only  averaged  for or against the general principal of  government ownership, so far as the  province is concerned, or as applicable  to other roads under consideration;  but simply as a proposal that might  wisely be adopted in a special case  and under peculiar conditions. The  province alone could not, nor do I be  lieve it is the business of the province  to, undertake the building of lailways  on its own behalf, but so far as this  paiticular line is concerned, where  some one company must be subsidized  to the exclusion of all olliei lines, by  the Dominion and the Piovince uniting  on a certain division of tpsl, it would  afford the competition desired and  provide for all lime to come against  the trade of the country heing monopolized by any railway corpoiation.  $9.55-. In 1895 the price was$10.76.  These figures show that the price of  copper has had a wide range in 35  years, and the average is not far from  the price tuling in New Yoik yesterday. The United States produces  more than half of the copper production in the world, last year its total being 272,536 metric tons, as against  492,625 tons as the world's total.'"  How low, in youi opinion, could  the price of copper go before it would  reach the cost of production ?  "The cost varies in different mines  and in different districts.: I believe  we can produce copper in . the Boundary at a cost of 1% cents a pound."  MOVEMENTS OF OLD PHOENICIANS.  W. N. Kempt is located in Seattle.  A. L. Keeve is taking a vacation in  the Slocan.  Geo. R. Wynkoop is said to b'e the  propiietor of a rcstauiant in Seattle.  Mrs. Annie McLaien unci childicn  arc residing for the winter at Santa  Anna, Cal.  Miss Williamson aud Mrs. lloltz  arc spending the winter near Los  Angeles, Cal.  C. W. Abbott, foimcfly ol the Butte  in Phoenix, is now conducting a hotel  at Nelson, Wash.  The Tilton boys, who are still interested in Phoenix, are running a restaurant in Nelson.  Tillman, the sawmill man, is putting  in a mill at the new town of Ashnola,  in the Similkameen.  C. W. Baldwin is at Tonapah, the  new Nevada mining camp, where  lumor has it he has fallen on his feet.  T. L. Buckton, who taught the young  idea how to shoot here foi a year, is  conducting a lodging house at Nelson.  J. F. Walker is in business at Republic, waiting for the boom that is expected to strike that place in the  spring.  I). A. Stewart, pioneer Piesbyteiian  missionary in Phoenix, is located at  Blairmore, Albeita, in the same kind  of work.  Harry Bell is tunning the C. 1J. R.  hotel in Rossland, which he owns, and  has changed the name to the Bellevue  hotel. Harry Odams is in charge of  his cafe.  Messrs. Aldham & Blunt, tbe well-  known engineers, who left foi the old  country last fail, aie now basking in  the sunshine of Hraddock, Lostwithiel,  Cornwall, England.  Duncan Smith, the contractor, is  finishing up the new school house at  Grand Forks, while Johnson Ferguson  is completing the large painting contract at the Granby smelter.  Di.H. A. Whillans, who located  here in the early days, but found his  profession well taken caieof here, has  been living at Piinceton, in the Similkameen ever since, and has the field  all to himself.  CJOLD AND SILVER PRODUCT IN IMI.f  United Stales Record Is S80.0O0.00O of Yellow  Meutl.  A dispatch from Washington 'says  that the preliminary estimates of Mr.  Roberts, the director of the mint, on  the production of gold and silver in  the United States during the calendar  year 1901 indicates only a slight gain  over the proceeding year. The yield  of Alaska fell off by about one million  dollars; Colorado made a .slight gain  in gold and the other producers were  nearly stationary. The yield of silver  exceeded that of ihe previous year by  about to million fine ounces. The  total numbei of ounces of gold produced is shown to have been 3,880,-  578, having a commercial value of  $80,218,800, The numberjof fine  ounces of silver produced was 59,653.  788, having a commercial value of  $35,792,200. The coinage valve of  the sil vei is approximately $7 7,000,000.  Following is the production by states:  Silver, l'ltte  Oold Vnluc.'.    Ounce*.  ....*        !l,000 43  J. B.MACADLAY  CITY SCAVENGER  Leave Orders at City  Clerk's Office  j. j-j.      PHOENIX, B. C.  Nnme.  AlrtbllllUI   AUmka   Arizona    Cnllforniii   Colorado...  Georgia   Idaho   Maryland   Michigan   Miupoiiri   Montana.......  Nevada   N'uw Moxico....  Norih Carolina.  Oregon     1,777,800  South Carolina..      120,000  .South Dakota....   0,001,800  Tennessee  200  Texas  1,100  Utah    3,824,300  Virgina    7,400  Washington      020,200  Wyoming         02,000  0,JH)4.400 55.000  4.103,400 2,W5,500  15.730,700 1,118,833  20,000,000 20,033,333  144,000  2,273,800  200  20,000  700  8,028,400'  3,000,000  832.800  05,800  820  4,000,000  -     1  102,000  14.500,000  4,000,000  434,300  10,558  125,000  310  304,120  5  447,400  10,250,000  1,049  350,000  30,000  Totals 180,218,800  British Klondike.*17,505,400  59.053,738  187,670  ITALCYOX HOT SPUIXtiS SANITARIUM  -11 The most complete U C * I T U  011 the continent of North 1 * " ��� �� "  America. Situated midit R E C Q R T  scenery unri'tilled for grnn- " ��� " w " '  ileur. Bualiuu, Fishing mid Excursions. Resident riiymcinii and Nurse. Telegraphic com.  muiiicatioii with all parts of the world; two  mails arrive and depart every day. Its bathu  cure all nervous and muscular diseases; its waters henl all Kidney, Liver ami Stomach AllmenUs  Terms: J15 to $18 per week, according to rea-  dence in hotel or Halcyon Hot Springs, Arrow Lain B. C.  MINERAL   ACT  CERTIFICATE OF IMPRROVEMF.NTS.  NOTICH.  Gold Commissioner and Copper King Number 1  Mineralclatms, situate in the Kettle River  Mining Division of Yale District.  Whkke Located���Iu Copper Camp.  Take notice that I Patrick J. Dermody, Free  Miners' Certificate   Number   U40553 for myself  and as agent for Thomas H. Garrison  Free Miners' Certificate Number El4z6oi, intend sixty days  from date hereof lo apply to the Mining Recorder  Icr a Certificate of improvements for the purpose  of obtaining Croiv 11 Grants to the above claims.  And   further  take  notice that action, under  Section 37. must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 17th day of December 1901.  6-11 P. J. DERMODY.  Phoenix s Bakery  C. VV, GREERt Prop.  Phoenix  Street,  Opp. P.  O.  Bread Delivered Daily to all  parts of the City.  Wlienne say we make good Bread  we are only repeating the words of  our many customers, To the stranger  we say, Try It- nud be convinced,  VIKS, CAKI'.ft. COOKIKS, DOUGHNUTS, lite,, always on hand.  Light Express in Connection  �����   V.&   N FIIONK, S3-  ti. ii pint,  Phoenix Shoe Shop.  All Work Guaranteed.   Imported Goods.  FINK BOOTS AND SHOES MADE TO  '        ORDER.  PRACTICAL   MINERS'  AND   PROSPECTORS'SHOES   A SPECIALTY.  Comer Phocilx St. and Brooklyn Ave.  O  i  Emery Hall, formerly on the mechanical staff of the L'ioneei, went  south to Mexico last spring, looking  for a wanner climate. He found it,  got enough of it, and of the hard times  accompanying it, and has returned to  the Boundaiy, being now located with  his biother on the Grand Forks News.  Tho Stemwiuder Hotel, on First St.,  can be rented on reasonable terms.  Immediate possession given to dining  room and bvd rooms, all furnished. Excellent chance for the right person.  Bar loom can be rented separately  from 15th of January.  C. H. MULUN,  PHOENIX, B. C.  J-  PRACTICAL IIOUSK AND SIGN  PAINTER,    DECORATOR,   ETC.  Phoenix. B. C  TO BE A GOVERNMENT ROAD.  e  9  .��:  O  0  o  y  ��  ,'o'  9  AGENT FOR DOMINION COPPER COMPANY'S ADDITION.  PHOENIX- has a Greater record for sliipnrents.tlian any other caiiip-in British Columbia  for 1901.    The Boundary shipments for 1.901 will aggregate 375,000 tons of Gold-Copper  pre.    No citv has a brighter future than Phoenix. :.',���������:'.'.   ' OWN YO0R OWN HOME���Residence property in all parts of the City at low figures and monthly payments.   'Houses for Rent.    Good opportunities for investment.  /'���':&*-'<& W. RUMBERGER."  0  ��  ��� ���  8  ���  O  o  - a  ���  o  e  o  e  ���,  e  ��  9  ' 9  .0  e  9  ^��}*9(-iO9ec������e����o��9e����e��99��o9��'����eoo99O������(����9��o��o������*����'>J*����P��������o��os,o0o����9��9eo��  So Says the Premier Abont Coast-Koolenay  Railway.  In his recently published "policy"  Premier Dunsmuir has ihe following  to say about the proposed Coast-  Kooteria}'.'railway..:..  As an earnest of our desire, now  that \ye.have a definite knowledge of  the proposed route via Hope mountain,  to afford direct communication to the  Southern Interior, and in order that  competition may be maintained without discrimination to railway interests,  the government has made a proposal  to join hands with the Dominion  government to build the line over the  Hope mountains into the Similkameen,  as a joint-government undertaking,  and give all railways full and equal  running powers over it on certain  terms, the same as is proposed in the  case of the New Westminster bridge.  This would, of^course, depend upon  making suitable arrangements with the  C. P. R. and the V., V. & E. to use  it when built.  In so doing, I have stipulated that  it is not to be regarded as a precedent  Corporation of the City of Phoenix, B, C.  Statement of Revenues and Expenditures for Six Months  Ending. 31st, December, 1901.  ��� EASTERN  Townships Bank,  ESTABLISHED 1859.  CAPITAL - ' - - - $2,000,000  CAPITAL,'PAID UP - $1,742,535  RESERVE FUND  - -   $1,050,000  DOAKD OP DIRECTORS:  R. W. Henrker, President.  Ho-r. M. H. Cochrane, Vice-Pro).  Israel Wood, J. S. Mitcliell. G. Stevens, J. N.  Galer,   N. W. Thomas, C. II.   Katlian, H. B.  Brown, K. C.  HEAD OFFICE, SHERBROOKE, P. Q.  Wm.   Harwell,  Gen'l Mgr.,  Jos. Mackimion,   Assistant Gen'l Mgr.        ^  S. Kdgell,   Local Mgr.  S. F. Morby, Inspector of Branches.  . BRANCHES.  In Province of Quebec-  Montreal, B. Austin, Manager.  Waterloo, W. I. Eriggs, Manager.  -..    Rock Island, S. Stevens, Manager.  Cowansville, H. F. Williams, Mgr.  Coaticook, E. N. Robinson, Manager.  Richmond, W. L. Ball, Mgr.  Granby, W. H. Robinson, Mgr.  Bedford, E. W. Morgan, Mgr.  Huntingdon, A. W. Watson, Mgr.  Magog, K. P. Olivier, Mgr.  St. Hyacinthe, J. Lafrarabolse, Mgr.  Ornistotvn, W. H. Hargrave, Mgr.  In Province of British Columbia���  Grand Forks, Wm. Spier, Mgr  Phoenix, K. W. Slack, Acting Mgr.  Agenl��    jti    Canada,  Bank of  Montreal   and  Branches.  "    London, Hug., National Bank of Scotland.  "    Boston, National Exchange Bank,  "     New York, National Park Bank.  Collections    made at   all   accessible    points.  Drafts issued for any required amounts, good at  all points iu Canada,   U. S. and Europe.    Exchange bought and sold.  Savings   Branch    Department    at    Each  Ofhice.  Interest allowed from date of deposit aud compounded annually without requiring attention ot  depositor.  Office Hours: 10-3: Saturday from 10 to 1.  Spokane Tails and Hero  NELSON  &   FORT   SHEPPARD  RED MOUNTAIN R'Y.  The only all-rail route between all points east,  west, and south to Rossland, Nelson aud all intermediate points; connecting at Spokane with  the Great Northern, Northern Pacific and O. R. &  N.Co.  Connects at Nelson with steamer for Kaslo aud  all Kootenay Janice points.  Connects at Meyer's Falls with stage daily lor  Republic, aud connects at Bossburg with stage  daily for Giaud Forks and Greenwood.  Buffet Sleeper run on passenger trains be-  tween'Spokane and North port.  HFHKCTIVK SUNDAY, MAY 5, 1901.  Leave. Daily Tram Arrive  9.00a.m Spokane 7:35 p. ni.  .250a. m Roi*laud- 4:10 p.m.  9:15 a. 111 Nelson 7.15 p. m.  H.A.JACKSON,  General Passenger Agent.  EXI-ENDlTURtS.  1001  Dec. 31.   To I'xpcnse, Renernl...;..     63599  " " (cxtrnonli-  nnry)    subscription   lo  Phoenix General hospilnl   250 00  To Small I'ox Kxpensca...  " Jail Ux|ieiiscs   ���' I'riiitiug and Stationery   " Wnces & Salaries   "  I'll t-Dept. Hx   " Interests and Discounts  ���' Kxces ol Revenue over  I'.xpenditurn   SS599  6t>o 30  Si 70  3* I ��)  2054 ?0  13 5��  3 13  2500 20  $6529  11  11)01  Dec. 31  REVENUES  By Real Kstnte Taxes, 1901 2149 61  " Dog Taxes      3S 00  li Road Taxes   404 00.  "  Licences   Police Court Fines   259- 61  3163 50  775 00  Direct  Line  Lowest Rates  J6529 11  BALANCE  SHEET  ASSET*-.  inoi  Dec. 31 To Improvement   Sideiralks   32S1  Streets    gif'3 5'  '��� Fire Department   " Police Department   " City Buildings   " Furniture and fixtures  '��� Real Estate Taxes, unpaid at 31st December  " Wnter Rights at Marshall Lake...   " Cash at J". T, Bank  13s .��  'i    "    on hand   54 92  LIABILITIES  22  15)01  Dec. 31 By Bills Payable..   Bank of Montreal.  5'  12-M4 73  Greenwood  10.000  Kastern Townships  East  WINNIPEG  TORONTO  OTTAWA  MONTREAL  NEW-YORK  Via SOO  Wkkt  VANCOUVER  VICTORIA  SEATTLE  PORTLAND1  S.\N FllANCISfO  LINE.  t>.  East  Lv  |Lv  (Sat  1566 91  66 25  3^0 OO  9S75  5798;  >93 44  $16309 93  ByN.H. Galer, loan......  " City of Phoenix acct.  Excess of Assets over  liabilities ��t 31 Dec.i9or  10.500 00  1,000 00  4S09 93  $1630:1 93  I.). McMILLAN, City Clerk.  I have examined the books and vouchers of the Corporation of the City  of Phoenix, B. C, and find them correct, agreeing with the annexed statement, which is a true exhibit of the affairs of the City as oii_the_ 31st December, 1901.  Phoenix, B. C, 7th January 1902.  ALAN G. SIMPSON, Auditor.  St. Paul,  Chicago and all U.  Poiuts  TOURIST SLEEPING  CARS  [ Lv Revel&toko WeJ.jFri.. Sun.  Dunmore Jet. Hon., Thurs.  ^at.    Lv. Kootenay Lnd'g Fri.  St.Paul, Toronto, Montreal and Boston.  West i^-l'ave Revelstoke, Mon., Wed.,  jnrid Saturday.  Vancouver, Seattle and Coast.  STEAMSHIP SERVICE.  Vancouver W0 Alaska Hawaii China,  /Japan and Australia.  Through bookiiig-s to Europe via  all Atlantic Points  I     For Time-tables,  rates  and   full information  call on or address nearest local agent, or  O. W. Dey, EJ.Coyle,  Agent, A.G.P.Agt.  Phoenix, B.C.   Vancouver, B.C  J. S. Carter, D. P. A.,  Nelson, B.C.  -W^EK^il^S^^  ija.lt'*! THE PHOENIX PIONEER  REOPENED  NDER  ENTIRELY  NEW  MANAGEMENT.  Dominion House  1 "       Formerly the Victorm.  GILLIS & FORRES 1', Proprietors.  10SEPH N. GILL1S, Manager.  OLD IRONSIDES AVt, PHOENIX, B.C.  The house will liere-  aftet be conducted  in First Class style,  and Every Depart-'  ment will have the  beat obtainable.  HE FOUGHT  THE BOERS  Fighting Parson Lectured In  Phoenix.  DEDICATED THE NEW CHURCH FIRS.  WEAR a FALL SUIT or OVERCOAT made by  rtcAULIFFB ^ TAIL0R  and your Friends will praise your taste.   Union help only employed.  Bellevue Hotel  Marshall St Shka, Props.  In Connection with Aetna Lodging House.  Knob Hill Avenue, Phoenix, B. C.  BUS MEETS ALLTRAIMS. UVERY STABLE IN CONNECTION  Best Obtainable Brands of  Wines, Liquors and Cigars.  'Phone 29  Dining Room   First-class in  Every Particular.  Emmanuel Conjrejatlontl Church Opened  Last Sunday With Ltrje Audience���  Lecture Drew Full House.  ������*���������������������������������������������������������������������������������  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  V  -is worth a ton of fiction.    Here are facts tliat the  '���%"<v ���  An OunCC of,.Fact  1   is worth a ton of fiction.    He  Peoples' Cash Store  have to offer you. Read, Mark, Learn, and Inwardly Digest. Our  stock of Groceries, Glassware and Crockery  is second to none in the  '���Interior.' They were bought right and lam in n position to do business cheaper than any of mv competitors., Therefore my customers  derive the benefit.    All goods marked in plain English and it wiM not  " cost'you one cent to come and leain the prices. 'Other business men  'maylell you that I ,am going out of business but the chances are I will  * be doing business in Phoenix, after soirie 'of thqm quit.  Phone 61. \ > Hardy-McKenzie Block,  if-/-  j  Qty and District  j  : Perfect winter weather.  '    J>r. Mathison, dentist, Greenwood  ���v Both 'phones.^ t       '  P.   C.< McArthur   visited   Grand  ".-Forks Tuesday." "   '  \[(< -  Smallpox'is reported to have broken  out at Nelson^Wash.    .- ^'   ���       ( '  , Milton Wheatly 'left for Republic  '   by -Wednesday's train/.    ���   '- ]  '' , (Jeo. S. McKenzie is sole agent  for  Ifarlewobd butter and eggs. * "*=-*' ";  ,,," The Dominion parliament has been  . " summond"to;meet February*! 3th.     ,  \\, Last Saturday1 evening the last meet-  ������ ing of the 1901 city council was .held.  J. L. Parker,' who has been* spending severaKdays in Nelson,'is" now  in  "f\ Rossland. * "   <. *  \ 'Rev. J. M. Millar is expected to  move into the new Presbyterian manse  next week. '   ,  J. Ferguson is up from the tForks  this week, finishing some of his" paint-  t  ing contracts.     . " ���   - J  J,'��V',Mrs. N? Blythe'returned -this  week  " SJ from her ranch, above Westbndge, on  the West Fork. ,�����     '  '".; The skating'rink has  been pretty  ~ , well patronized this week, the ice being  1     in excellent'condition.  1 '     The fiist services to be held -in  the  new edifice of the Church of England  will take place tomorrow   -  A-numberW" improvements to the  dining department have been  made  .    this week in the Bellevue hotel.'- -  The telephone toll between Phoenix  and, Greenwood   has   been   reduced  started  on the  smelter*.  Retaileis   of   Grand   Forks^: have-  formed an organization, for the put pose  of regulating credits, freight rates,   fire  insuiance, etc. '   "  .' Rev. IX H. Reid nnd-KeTnClT  Blyth went to Grand Forks by Wednesday's train. The latter preaches in  Nelson tomorrow. * ,,  ' McAuliffe, the tailor, moved this  week to the Ginves-Williams block,  Mist street, where he will be pleased  to see his many customers.      '  Next week freight trains are expected  to run over the new Columbia liver  bridge at Robson, and a week later  passenger trains will probably use the  structure. t    ,  Notice is given in the last issue of  the Canada Gazette that the V., V. &  E. railway will apply to parliament for  an act to extend the time for the completion of the undertaking. ' *  The V,'V. & E. and Hot Air line  construction forces have been having  trouble pver the^building of a bridge  near Curlew, where' one line crosses  the other. The matter is now being  aired iu .the: courts. >, - -��� *" ~��� -  ; ^VVjednesday the steamer Revelstoke  wa's'laundied at Nakusp, for the pui-  pose of plying on the up*>er Columbia  river for about 50 miles north of  Revelstoke. It is said this will open  up a rich mining section.  It is reported ihat Percy F. Goden-  rath, of Greenwood, the press 'corres  pondent, has been'engaged-by the  management of the Kettle Valley Lines  (Republic & Grand Foi ks railway) to  act as immigration agent in Eastern  Canada.  The , three Misses Flewclling,  daughters of the vicar of the Church  of England here, arrived from Nelson  by Wednesday's train. One of the  young ladies, who has just come out  frouVNew Brunswick, will 'make her  home here. s  <- James Dallas, well known in Greenwood and Phoenix, has returned to  Nelson after'taking a trip to the coast  and coming back by way of Baker  City, .Oregon. He says the latter  place, with 6,000 population, is exceedingly quiet.  J. W. Astley, superintendent of the  Snowshoe, has been ill at his rooms at  the mine, the,affliction being gastritis.  Mrs Astley came over from Rossland  by 'Wednesday's, tiain. They expect  to be able to move into their new  lesidence in a week or two.  BOUNDARY MINING NOTES.  #    ^^^^  '"Over a "thousand tons of or�� daily  will be sent out by the Granby mines  hereafter.  The Bonaii-*a, up abo\e Gladstone,  has begun shipments of ore to the  Granby ainelter. _^_ ,   .  Paul Johnson made a new record at  the Greenwood smelter last week  which completely eclipses all previous  known performances. It consisted in  putting through the Greenwood smelter  460 tons ot ore in 24 houis without in  creasing in the slightest the almost in  finlesimal values 111 the slag.  A meeting of the shareholders -of  the Boundary Mining & Milling Com-  panj will be held at Greenwood on  the 25th instant to consider the proposal to transfer their group of claim*  to an English company for the consideration ol 50,000 paid up shares, par  value 10 shillings each, conditionally  that the purchasing company provide  $100,000 to pay the local company's  existing liabilities, which will leave a  balance for the development of the  property.  WITH STANE AND BESOM.  Carilac   Club   Arraafed Far a  Scrlea  of  Oaa-ea.  Saturday evening a meeting of the  Phoenix Curling Club was held at the  rink, and a schedule for a series of  games arranged for. /The following  quartettes will play:  N. H. Slack, Rev. IX* H. Reid, R.  A. Scott, G. D. Turner, skip.  J. A. Morrin, J. N. Gillis, R.  Horrell, I. Crawford, skip.  R. H.. Karatofsky, Ira McLaren,  Joseph Stnret, Dr. Boucher, skip.  J. F. Hemenway, W. R. Williams,  James McCague, A. Strachan, skip  Thomas Roderick, Dr. Gordon, W.  J. Porter, M. L. McNichol, skip.  D. G. Munro, Rev. G. R. Kinney,  Wm. N. Dunne, G. W, Rumbergei,  skip.  Thos. Hardy, D. MclCinnon, A. HS  Rumbeiger, C. D. Hunter, skip.  E. Birnic, Rev. J. M. Millar, John  McRae, T. II. Graham, skip.,  The first of these was played ,off  Thursday night, and^ the ^rest,, wt.jl  follow each evening, including Sundays. The rink was flooded this week,  and the ice is in good condition.  Electric lights- were also installed this  week, and eveiything is ready for all  kinds of fun for the curlers.  Appointed a Paoea'x Man.  George E. Dey, the Phoenix jeweler,  has been appointed official time inspector for the C. P. R. in this section. His territory includes Cascade,  Grand Forks, Eholtj Greenwood, Midway and Plioenn, and in fact the entire Boundary country. At regular  periods Mr. Dey will visit the company's offices in the different plates  and inspect the various timepieces.  The appointment is a good one.  Reorganizing Rock Creek Placer Co.  Faiday evening, 10th instant, an ex  trnordinary geneial meeting of shareholders in the Rork Creek Placer  Mining Company was held at Anaconda, B. C. A resolution was passed  authorizing the re incorporation of the  company, and the capital and share  of the company were increased from  $7,500 in 300 "shares of $25 each, to  $30,000 in 1,000 shares of #30 each  Shareholders of the old company will  receive, in lieu of their present holdings, share for share in the new com  pany, such new shares to be issued as  paid up to $25, leaving a balance of  $5 per share, subject to calls, as shall  be found necessary. Directors believe  that the sum thus realizable from the  shares already issued will suffice to  pay all outstanding claims against the  old company, complete titles, and  place the compan>'s placer mining  property on Rock Creek once again on  a working basis. As soon as registra  tion of the new company shall ha\e  been completed, another meeting ol  the shareholders will be called, to elect  directors and transact other necessary  business.  Last Sunday the new and commodious edifice of the Emmanuel Con  giegetional chinch was opened for the  first time, the deduaiion taking place  the same day. Rev I). II. Reid, the  pastor, was in charge, assisted by Rev.  R. B. Bl'th, of Victoria, the "fighting  parson," who visited Phoenix' for this  special purpose and to give a lectuie  the fallowing evening.  The dedication sei vice was held at  three o'clock, Rev. (J.,K. Kinney, of  the Methodist church, and Rev. J.M.  Millar, ot the l'resf>)teiian church,  taking pait 111 the exeicises. At the  apiwinted houi the new church was  filled to ovei flow ing with an interested  congregation. A special program ol  exeicises had been prepared, conducted  by the several ministers on the plat-  foim. The seimon and dedication  proper were by Re\. R. B. Hl)th, and  were appiopnate to the occasion.  l'or muiK- the full choir of the  Presbyterian church was present,  assisted by Trot." Paul Kauffmann,  W.   J.  Cramer,    cornenst,  violinist,  and   Mrs? Keith  and   Mrs.  Presley,  It is needless to state( that  all  that could be de-  announcement  organists,  the music was  sued.  Mi. Reid made the  .hat the funds in hand were not. quite  sufficient to meet the bills, and special  subscriptions, amounting to $130 weie  made, in addition to the regular contributions.,  Sunday evening three deacons were  ordained, and regular services held in  the church.  Tbe "Fighting Parson."  Monday evening Rev. Blyth delivered his lecture on "Experiences-in* the  Boer War," and having enlisted as a  corporal, and been to the fiont, he  sjioke interestingly from actual experience*    ,, ,  The churcU-w��o-��g��in-wcH-filled for  the lecture; Mr. Blyth appearing in the  uniform he wore when in the service  in South . Africa. Mr. Blyth is a  pleasing speaker, and detailed hisf ex-  lieiiences in ihe service of the empire  in an entertaining manner, those  nresent being much pleased  After the lecture ,and some music  the Ladies', Aid took charge and  served refreshments. The furnishing  tund of th'e church was benefited to  the extent of about $80 by the lecture.  About the New Charcb.  Emmanuel Congregational Church  is the fourth church oj",that denomination iirjiritish Colombia or Western  Canada, the others, being locate at Nelson, Vancouver and Victoria. Rev,  Reid came here three months ago at  the instance of the London and Canada missionary society, lo look over  the field. After a conference with  Stephen H. C. Miner, president of the  Granby Co., who >yas here at the time,  it was determined to go ahead with  ihe building.  Mr. Miner hacked Ins belief in the  future growth and [permanence of  Phoenix by giving ���$ 1,000 to the new  church foi the building, and ^he missionary society gave'$5 00 more. Other  contributions were also made, and a  contract was let to 1 hos..Corner for  $2,025 to erect the eclifice���the* Granby  Co, giving the site. With the furn  ishings the church cost about $2400  Beside* the mail) auditorium there  is a class room, pastor's study aiifj yes  tibule, all lighted hy electricity, and  giving the organization ample roorp  for years to come.  Charcb Services Tomorrow.  Congregational���Rev. I). H. Reid  will hold service tomorrow evening  at the new church  Methodist���Service tomorrow evening at 7:3a o'c!6c k at Hardy.McfCenzie  hall.   Rev.G. Kinney, B, A., pastor,  Church of England���Services will  be held tomorrow morning and evening in the new church building. Rev.  E. P. FleweUing, vicar.  St. Ana-ews' Prcsbytei ian Chuich,  Service tomorrow at 1- a. jn. and  7,'3o p. m. Sunday school and BJble  class at 3 p. m. Rev. J. M. Millar,  M.A.. will preach,  Jea Dollars Reward.  Lost, December 30th, on First  street, near the Knob Hill hotel, a  gold ring with setting. Finder will  rercjve a ie��*ard of ��to by returning  either to the Doroi**jon House or to  the Piones'f office,  BUSINESS MENTION.  Lodging housp to rent. Apply to  McArthur cV Monk.  For Sale���Small Qiieen stove.cheap.  Inquire at Pioneer office.  Old papeis for tile at the Pioneer  office at 25 cents pei hundred-  I)r Simmons, dentist, Rendell  Block, Greenwood. V. & N. phone 96.  For s*lf���Double Spring and Mattress cheap.    Incjui-c at Pioneerofiii e.  Stores and offices for lent in the  the McMillan block. Apply to Mc  Arthur & Monk.  Nitrous oxide anil oxygen for painless extraction of teeth at Dr. Math-  son's.    Both phones. *  House i-or Rtirr���Located on  Brooklyn avenue���6 rooms, cellar,  bath room, water and all modern conveniences.   Apply to Corner Bros.  A good start  i-i8iircs a ufc finMi     Andjou  hat c to be cm time to uialtr u good mart  A Reliable Timepiece  trill help you to make a good atari no   a.  matter whether it is for a journey or the   X  uaual daily tocationa     Insure yourself  agHinst dela) mid dlsappolnta by going  to a reliable place tor) our ttatit* iu the  watch Hue.  GEO, E DEY,  will be found ready to cater to your wauls  al Ihe Boyle bldg on Kuob Hill Avenue  Geo. S.  McKenzie  Confectionery,  Stationery,  Fruits and Cigars! J  v��   Kectea' old ctaiid, Domlulou  Atcituc.   '1 hone tig  City Bakery  J.McCAGUE,  PROPKIF/10R.  V. & N. Phone," No. 48.  Bread, Cakes, Pies, Etc., Fresh Daily.  IRONSIDES ADDITION, PHOENIX, B. C. Free Delivhu  TfiC INTERNATIONAL  Correspondence School jf-���"-  Gives you-a choice or NINTY COURSES   ��  SiuJv.    German, French and Spanish tau|-b  with the Phonograph, giving the mastera- owu  t oice.   Write for catalogue*  Box 751, Rowland, B C.   C. H. ESSH8AU6A H.  I  PAUL KAUFFMANN,  Proprietor  PIAN3S, 0f6Ai:,/ULl.1SAr1J  Urge -ai   J u!l lv  itVumenUif rllfit   Priui  rULL LIME OF SHCCT MUSIC  Music Furnished  for Ba'lri. ,1-rtrties or  Reception? on Short NotiCf.  Copper ��t., Greenwood, B, C.  SPECIAL OFFERINGS  OLD IRONSIDE, NEW YORK, and  DOMINION COPPER CO., LOTS,;  Fine Ranch I.a. tl for sale in the Vicinity of Grand Forks and  Columlna.        r  We transact a general Brokeiuue. un<l Iiir-nranrc Butmit'sa,  M'ARTHUR & MONK, Agents  91 FICK- OKAVS-WlLLtAilh KI.OCK.  P. O. Box, 33.   V. & N 'I'hmie. J*.  C. A. McCltmg & Co,,  BOTTOM  BAKERY  BUSINESS   FOK   SALE  For paticulars inquire of  J.S.McCAGUE,  -%awPhoenix, B. C.  STOCK  TAKING  t   .# -1' *. -  S Al E  ���������  Everything in the Line of  Christmas Goods will be sold  at a* discount of  40  per cent, until January 15.  Everything is marked' Jn  plain figures���so you can s/ee  for yourself.  , Leather goods of all sorts,  must go. Call and see our  prices..   ��� .     .. ���,  iK MCKENZIE,  TU IMIST.      -.  ���Hardy-McKenzie Block. '  Hay, Grain,-Feed, Rolled Oats, Etc. j PRICES.  Phone No. 36.       STANDARD, AVE., I'HOKNIX.   -J   Stationery  .^���'i ,\ -���'Right* things in Writing. Your acquaint^  ances always notice the stationery they are addressed upon .  We have what is rjsnunisi by fashion's decree---it is proper  and right. _, ,.        - '  McRAE BROS. & SMITH,  Stationery, Books, Notions, Cigars, Tobacco, Confectionery.  FASHION  UVfRV..  STAKES  Knob Hill Avenue  FRASER & COLLINS,  Telephone No. 10.  PROPRIETORS  aitiaaija--  '���%-%--%-*V'V&'-%<-%'%<*%*<%*-V'V%<-%-*^^ -ay%<  The WM. HUNTER CO., Ltd.  ,���> gpy Gqods, I^qgts, anc| Sljoes, Clothing,  Gents' Furnishings.,  ecia. January Boraains  PAIRS MENS SHOES, reg.  tilar price $4.00 to $5 50 to  pip'*.*- -jit  $3 $0 pep Pqip  LADIES' SHIRT WAISTS from 50C  LADIES' WRAPPERS from .... 75C  Our Entire Stock of LaJies Ready to Wear  skirts at Specicrf Prices.  MENS' CAMBRIC  SHlRIS.Staiclied.ind  Soft Fionts. Reg. pi ice  $1.50 to $2. tocleai at  75 cen,ts. Each  ONLY. FUR COLLARS and  MUM'S, the Balanie of Qui Stuck  at MID- WIV TER PRICES. Cal I  and investigate.  The above Goodls Must b�� Seen to Appreciate the Prices.   Inspection Cordially Invited.  Dominion Avenue, Phoenix, B. C.  ���,rw  V*  1 +  <r  '&,;  ��� -SP,  y$

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