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The Phoenix Pioneer and Boundary Mining Journal Jan 15, 1916

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 /  |,;'j^t^t^w^j;>^;  ^^v*wagsjfsgji  wPrx^l  F-H  -�����,  ���vi  J  ,,>  -i��rM��  "*!  '-.-/?./ ..J  r\  Tlte largest coppcir mines in  the Dominion are situated  at Phoenix. The Grandy'  Co. employs 500 men, and  has a monthly-pay roll oF  over $50,000: Two railroads  afford access to the city.  Devoted to the Interests of the Boundary IV! in ing District  The Phoenix Pionkeh is  published in the highest  municipality in Canada���  altitude, 4,800 ft. The city  has a population of 1,600,  and possesses first-class  hotels, opera house, schools  SEVENTEENTH YEAR  PHOENIX,  B.C., SATURDAY, JAN.   15,   1916  Number 27  TO RECOGNIZE  SCOTLAND'S BARD  Q��  . Sons of the Land 6' Cakes  /    To Pay Homage In  Phoenix.  It matters little where one goes,  Bobbie Burns, Scotland's bard, is  remembered by his kith and kin.  Outposts of empire the world over  pay .homage to Burns, and the spirit  of the doughty sons of the Land of  the-Leal is wafted on this' nicht o'  nichts'to the heather covered sides  of Ben Nevis.  Many a son of the decendants': of  the forerunners of civilization, whose  bones salt the eaith, will gather together this year and dance to the.  skirl of the pipes that lead her sons  to victory in many a battle. It is  not always possible to secure a  h,a��g's> for Jts preparation is a  secret jealously guarded by a few.  However, the 21st of Januapy will  be a memorable day in Phoenix,  and Gaelic hospitality will flow nS  freely'as the blood of her sons in  the present war of right against  oppression.  The committee composed of Nor.-  man Davidson, Wm'. Munro, J as.  Matheson, ,Wm. .Smith and Donald  McLeod have arranged to hold the  event in the Knights of Pythias hall/  Anyone who has been overlooked in  regards to'invftation is requested lo  notify the committee.  Canard Refuted  r  Announcement  \ji.*-*<���  We beg- to advise our friends and ^patrons that the  Cold Weather now enables us to buy our Fresh Meats  in quantities; that means'a low.er cost, and therefore  can supply,you. at very attractive prices., for prime stuff:  CHOICE STEERS    HEIFERS  Fore Quarters, ;'l4c,;      "Hind Quarters, 17c., ���  PORK (Grain Fed) Halt or Wholei'Hog'.l 5c.  MUTTON  "Irrespective of all reports to the  contrary, the Granby Mining com:  pany isnot shipping any ore to the  Tacorna smelter, nor to any other  foreign port."  In these words Mr. YVooster,  treasurer of the Gjanby company,  disposed of the report published  'recently that the baique Barracoula  had been charteied to take 01 e from  Anyox to the Tacorna smelter.  The Anyox smelter is not only  taking,care of all the ore which is  extracted from the Granby mine at  that point, but is also handling a  considerable amount of custom ore,  as well as company ore from the  company's property on Pi inee o(  Wales Island. Alaska. The cu-stom  ore includes the .shipments from the  Rocher de Boule mine at Ihi/celton,  and some small high grade" copper  properties on the Alaska coast.  In connection with the ore shipments to tho Anyox smeller the  compah}' has a,number of barges in  service, and moie are used in bringing in coke for further operations.  The Barracoula will probably be  used in the coke service.  HONOR TO WHOM  HONOR IS DUE  Thursday's Easy Win  Private Jas. Porter,  Hero  of the Battle of Ypres  Given Reception.  Wednesday proved an eventful  day for Phoenix residents���crowded  almost as f.ill as an hour of any day  spent in the trenches at Ypres by  Pte. James Porter whom* members  of Snowshoe Lodge, No. -16, assisted by I he Rebekahs, tendered a  reception.  "O Canada," an opening prelude  played by Iionsides' orchestia touch-  the patriotic cord in all, and upon  its cessation, innumerable fair ones  paired off with partners to engage  in progressive whist. Certain it is  that   the   English   king   for' \\ horn  Coming and Rare Event  , ,40c.; Very Choice;  Butter  141b; Box, ��5.25  %&���?>*  ~r  SHAMROCK AND DOMINION BACON  *" '   Vi /'A* ~A ,  f*-��Jfcr*'V&r<-**-"r j��~*.ts  , SELECTED EGGS, -��Oc.Rpr��loz^n n.  SAUER KRAUT, 15c. per lb.; 2 lbs.Tor 25c.  OYSTER SELECTS, 50c. Pint  P. BURNS & CO. LIMITED  ��� ��>  The Big: Store  'H-  The Management and Staff  of The Big Store  extend the  Season's Greetings  ~- ���x  lomn, liiompson  Phone 9 and 5  Success attending the re ;ent  military recruiting concert give- i at  Grand Forks by the Indeperi te it  Oompany'of Rifles has emboldnid  the boys to repeat the perform .ni e  in, lihoenixi" ,;Tire novel, deoai-ni'e  from the, usual run of concerts ��� or k  the popular f tncy in the* Forks, to  much so, that   the   lads   have   ,-etn  i if,  approached    to    organize    anchor  down there.  ��� tThe program includes exhibitions  physical drillr-Twitti the rifles by a  picked team, and a display^ of novel  exercises of the instructor; Sergf -  Major Barker. Two tableaus are  also among the attractions. The  concert is somewhat in the nature  of a-farewell, as about 40 of their  number are about to leave for Van-  couv'er island to continue' their  training with the newly formed  102nd overseas battalion. ��� The attraction will be staged on Monday,  Jan. 24th, to be followed with a  dance.' The Troops will be under  martial law.  Walker's Copper Letter  Copper continues very strong.  Lake is 23^ to 24 cents and electrolytic is 23^i to 24 cents, a pound.  Although all previous records have  been broken by ilie volume of sales  .put through in the past three months  the demand apparently has not been  satisfied. Spot copper is extremely  scarce and creates a condition which  may possibly le id to an abnormal  price advance i i the near future.  Producing companies sold immense tonnages of copper recently  fordelivery four, five, six and eight  (months in advance at prices ranging'from 21 to 23 cent.s a pound.  Consumers evidently expect a severe  shortage and they are covering their  requiremements farther ahead than  thdy ever did previously in the history of the trade.  There is now every prospect that  the average price of copper for 1916  will be at least 20 cents a pound  aiul possibly much higher than this.  It seems that ptoduction has reached its limit, for the lime being, due  to the fact that existing electrolytic-  refineries are now running to full  capacity. It will probably be six  months before additional refinery  capacity can be provided. The  copper situation was never before in  as'strong a position as it is now.  December exports exceeded those  of the best prece'eding month this  yerir.  The post office department has  issued a stamp for postage and war  tax purposes.  cards were invented, never spent   a  more facinating   hour.      Excitement  ran high at   many   tables,   and   the  ^'slither   of  the   pasteboards   ceased  lOirly upon score cards being punch-  led by Mrs   E.   E.   Barnes   or   Miss  jMcKeown,   the   snipping   of  whose  punches sounded like the  taking   of  |iri   offetory   of  small   change   in a  .fashionable metropolitan chinch.  t   -At 10 o'clock prizes were awarded  ^Mrs.. T. McElroy and R. McDr laid  for highest scores, after   which   the  "floor Wiis cleared  and   three   cb ;ers  and a  tiger   given   for   Pte.   J; mes  .Porter -who   had    proved    hir  self  'morethana brother.-  Here Win. Oxley took charg     of  affairs, for   what   function   is   c im-  piete without dancing and this p ���pu-  rlkr- j-floor      manager.     Entrancing  ���"melodies chased each other until   11  coffee permeated the air. and the  ladies passed platters heaped with  toothsome confections-.   -*-  James Leslie and Mrs. Rotsert  Lindsay rendered an appropriate  song entitled, "When Ye Gang  Awa,' Jimmie," followed by' selections from Miss Pickthall and R  McCammon.  Dancing was again resumed, and  the first streaks of the morning sun  had already kissed the landscape  before the assembly shook hands  and departed for home.  Thus ended a reception that might  be taken as a criterion for many  more to come, here and   elsewhere.  Net proceeds of a free-will offering to the local Patriotic Relief fund  amou/ited to $46.70 and was deposited to that account.  Senior hockey played here Thursday evening proved beyond the  shadow of a doubt that we have a  winner this year in the hockey team.  While the whole team were all  good, many complimentary remarks  were passed on I he woik of Cook  and Treherne. Phoenix defence  was extremely strong.'  In the second period Grand Forks  seemed to buuk up toward the end,  and the third period played seemingly strong-.  Phoenix, undoubtedly, possess  the fastest skaters, and would repeatedly draw the Forks hoys toward their home goal and then  Treherne or Cook " would make a  dash and lam the rubber in.  Ab McQueen was referee in a  game that ended in a score of 11 to  6 favor of Phoenix.  Intense   cold   thinned   a   usually  large attendance.     Free   admission  was  granted   visiting    soldiers,    a  courtesy much appreciated.  Grand Forks at Phoenix   Jan navy    8  Phoenix at Grand Forks  Grand Forks at Phoenix   -  Phoenix at Grand Forks *  Grand Forks at Phoeuix "  Phoenix at Grand Forks  Grand Forks at Phoenix  Phoenix at Grand Forks  Grand Forks at Phocnis  Phoenix at Grand Forks February 4  Hofori't-s: Barnes and McQueen for  Phoenix; Grand Forks. Nilos.  7  12  U  17  21  24=  28  31  B. C. Mining    |  Bluestone has risen in price from  6c to 10-S^c a pound. "  Francis J. McGrath, sailor ai d  mining man, suicided at his O; k  Bay residence January 5. He was  heaiily interested in northern B. C.  properties.  E. S. Silcox is up at the Celtic  Chief in Summit camp, in which  property he is interested with Chas.  Connell. They are carrying on  considerable development work this  winter.  Dr.- T. S. Hall and Chas. Dam-  aske, of New Westminster, have  been-given permission to remove  from the submerged bed of Cheam  lake, in the dominion railway belt,  disintegrated lime for fertilization  purposes.  It costs the Granby company 85  c&nta a ton to mine its ore at  Phoenix and $1 03 a ton at Anyoxr  but the new Anyox smelter produces  copper at from 7'i4 to 8 cents a  pound, while the cost at the Grand  Forks smelter is 10 cents.  To Martial Airs  H. W. Sulcliffej one of the share-  holders of the South Yale Copper  company, received notice this week  that the Sunset yroup of mining  claims owned by that, company on  Copper mountain, some 12 miies  from Princeton, had been sold to  the B. C. Copper company for $45,-  000 cash. There are one or two  other Nicola VriHey men who wifl  also be affeeied. beinj^ stockholders  in the South Yale Copper Co. The  Sunset group of claims was located  many years ago by "Volcanic"  Brown of Grand Forks^       -,     ."-;���"  t' . f--,f - "*f,"^j"f.V V '.,     JO* Jt?\      ' Jgr       J'  Three or four years ago if any  resident vi' Phoenix had pictured the  sight of a company of khaki-clad  soldiers .-dated for active service  in Europe or Asia marching through  Phoenix, ..the (said resident would  haye'been considered, ,a-���,fit subject1  for close' 'restraint.-.'��� -YeV-'.sttfetr^a  spectacle was witnessed oh Thursday of this:( week wben:a number- of ' A' hockey match will take place  tbe.Independent Company of Grand I here during the week of January  Fprks Rifles arrived on  the   hockey I 26ih     between       Greenwood      and  .���"V. -,  "V ^��*       F"F-*I    n J. *V&J  ������ ��> "-;*i^lv''.JF";'<i>'fl^!?3c  special and spent the evening   here.  The Nelson Brewing Co. take this  K- J opportunity to extend best wishes to  curlers at the Bonspiel.  Phoenix I. O. O. F. teams. The  proceed-* v%ill go to Ei Engen who  had liis collar bone broken in the  hockey match here on the seventh  of.this month.  Oxley Presents Cups  Devotees of the roarin' game who  will gather with us at the bonspiel  of 1916, will find a fresh incentive-'  to expend their best efforts to be a  member of the champion rink, when  they view the four handsome silver  cups now on exhibition amid the  cut gla-.'! at Tom Oxley's "House  ol Good Cheer."  Each cup is 8 inches in height, '  mounted on an ebony base and engraved, "presented by Tom F.  Oxley to the 13. C. Curling association's 19th annual bonspiel, Phoenix,  1916, and awaiting only the name  of the recipient and his rink.  We   feel   sine   that   no   cup   will,  occupy a more conspicuous place in  the home of its proud possessor than |  one of these, which will    not   revert  to the association, but   will   icmain'  the personal   property   of   the   ones  who will them.  ac  3C  Fop Two Weeks Only  Before Stocktaking  ti  Peek Freans Biscuits  Civil  Servants  Must Pay  The   provincial   government    has j  issued a circular to the civil servants !  requesting that they   instruct   their  paymasters to deduct from their pay  each month one clay's pay.     Fa' mg '  to do this the government   dem; m.ls  to know   the   reason.    This   vr mi.  tary     contribution      goes      to     the  Patriotic fund, tt  Pat-a-Cake  Shortcake  Billiken  Golden Puff  Connaught  Coffee Sandwich  Ginger Nuts  Russet Sandwich  Digestive  Coronation  Chocolate Sandwick  Petit Beune  Cream Sandwich  Old England  smmmmmmmmsmmm mm  Huaa��M  if  HI  [THE   PIONEER,   PHOENIX,    BRITISH   COLtJMBIA.  mi  Mi  need  suffer j from  chapped hands, .  cold sores,- frost bites, or other winter skin troubles, if you will follow  the example of hundreds of others,  and apply Zam-Buk.-  ���This wonderful herbal balm ends  the pain almost immediately, penetrates the damaged tissues and so  stimulates the cells beneath, that  new healthy skin is quickly formed.  The antiseptic properties of Zam-  Buk , prevent festering, blood poison, and other complications.  - An .occasional application of Zam-  Buk ��� will keep the -'skin- soft and"  pliable; and every, mother ^should  ,see that the children use it liberally. Zam-Buk . also cures piles,  cnts, burns, ulcers, abscesses,' eczema, ringworm and other skin disease's and injuries. '  All   druggists   and *stores,   50c.  "box, 3 for $1.25. -  fg|pHOENIX  PIONEER  jsubi? "weekly  -'^British Columbia  [prion/ 2.00 per year  'tcTUnited States.  ��gG.*;Kay, Publisher.  ���&  ft::  9}t^'  ���}\  ".ADVERTISING scale  I^XpplicftMonforMquorLicence (30days) .. 15.00  ^'tAppUoation tor Transfer of Licence .   .    $7.50  TV s  ���for  _ > tert.inea.te of Improvement (80 days)       $10.00  Application to Purchase Land notices (60 days)   $10.00  Delinquent Co-Ownership notices 90 days $25.00  Bttplioate Certificate of Titlo notices $8.00  Sards of Thanks, 50 cents.  All other legal advertising:, 12 cents a line,  tingle column,'for the first,insertion; and 8  eenCs a line for each subsequent insertion, nonpareil measurement. ' >  * "* - i ���  Display, ads $1.00 per inch, single  column, /per month'.' Transient ads.  50e. 'pet inch, per issue; subsequent insertions, 35c. per inch.            \    ' < L  K'Cr '  ;' ^Saturday, Jan. 15, 1916.' \  last year's representatives would  signify their intentions if they intended withdrawing a few days  earlier, lacked two aldermen and a  mayor to represent them, A. Geo.  Evans withdrawing.  ������ *���:���r~.  In practically every city/and municipality in Canada, it is customary  for the outgoing council to submit  to the electorate the balance sheet  for the year at the last meeting, or  just previous to nomination day.  Failing this, a synopsis might be  rendered at a public meeting of the  ex-council when they render a report  of their stewardship.  - In the past years, this balance  sheet was submitted to the electors  previous to elections, and they were  thus afforded an excellent opportunity to judge the work of their  representatives who might,seek reelection.  Last year this most necessary information did not appear until the  23rd of January, and from present  indications it may be later this year.  But two -reasons appear for this,  lassitude or unforseen contingencies.  The cheese-paring policy of posting up the voters' list in "three conspicuous places"���generally on a  pole, where.it fluttered like a rag  on a bramble before blowing into  the gutter���is to be deplored. Full  publicity should be given to this  most important matter. In other  words: Unless the public are notified of its location, it is impossible  for them to correct any error.   ���__   - In the case of the mayor, it is only  fair that the citizens of "Phoenix af  ford him a" rest from the ardorous  duties of last year^ and we have no  doubt that his former colleagues in  the new council will take pleasure in  extending the thanks of the citizens  for. his labors." "The ''Pioneer" is  well aware of tbe fact-that the late  incumbent of the < mayoralty chair  expressed a wish in past years that  someone else be afforded, the opportunity to head the city's"'affairs. - --  ^iTheoewi^nciljio&lqttMldermeD!  NO ALUM  Local Railway Schedule  The-following are the time table  schedules governing the arrival and  departure of local trains:  GREAT NORTHERN  Departs every day at nine a.m.  Arrives daily at 5.10 p.m.  CANADIAN   PACIFIC  Leaves daily for Nelson at 12.15.  For the west, via Penticton, at the  same hour on Monday, Wednesday  and Friday.  Arrive in Phoenix from Nelson  daily at 4.45 p.m. From the west,  via Penticton, at the same hour on  Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.  MILK AND CREAM  The rich quality of our Milk and  Cream is gaining'new patrons  for us daily. We "solicit"atrial.7  Delivery made to any part of the  city.     Mail us a card.  i <.  The PHOENIX DAIRY  W. A. McKay & Sons, Props, '     "  '  body, and to discover this we must  depend upon the prospector, who  has almost become extinct.  "Something must be done to encourage the recruiting of another  army of these adventurous trail  blazers, these hardy men who led  the vanguard of civilization into the  remote places of the frontier, and  made it possible to develop the  Bunker Hill and Sullivans, Inter-  state-Callahans and the scores, of  o\her mines that are earning millions every year. Along with it  must come another army similar to  those pioneers who had the courage  to.provide the funds to. develop the  mines as they were discovered, and  if this can be accomplished, there  will be such a revival of activity in  mining as has never been chronicled  in the history of the industry.  "In a legislative way there are  two important things needed; a law  compelling owners of patented  grounds to erect monuments that  will furnish evidence to later comers  that the land has been located, and  an appropriation for experimental  and research work. The first will  prevent a great deal of needless and  expensive litigation, ' and the last  will do much to encourage development of new properties, as it will  place at the disposal of every  owner of a prospect the means of  determining the character and the  values of his ore and the best  methods of treatment."  Opening  Announcement  Manager J. B. Boone takes pleasure in announcing the inauguration of a day and night  service in the QUEEN'S HOTEL DINING-  ROOM, commencing���  MONDAY, JANUARY 17, '16  A Cordial Invitation is extended to all those  participating in the Bonspiel to make this  Hotel their headquarters.  WOOD  First-class , Fir and Tarn-  &V -  r*�� -  �� On Sunday evening, while an unsuspecting   Phoenix    public     wer.e  attending devotional exercises,. and  praying for a new city council^ they  overlooked  the   fact   that   it   was  necessary-to watch-as well a* pray.'  rv About eight of the clock, the late  ,representatives~of the people", minus  one, slipped quierlyinto the council  chamber, and .with one of our  leading citizens as an audience  to  give  the  meeting status,   proceeded   to  review the  possible  candidates  for  - following day's nomination.  The result of the caucus was that  on Monday Frederick J. Harbinson  was nominated by D. J. McDonald,  and seconded by A. Geo. Evans for  school trustee,  " For aldermen, A. G. Evans was  proposed by D. j. -McDonald, and  T. Binertook pleasure in seconding.'  Frank McDonald was then proposed by G. W. Rogers, and D. J.  McDonald voiced his willingness to  assist the proposer in establishing  Mr. McDonald as a representative  of the people.  T. Bine'r was not forgotten in the  alderrnanic race, and when Geo.  W. Rogers, proposed the ex-  representative for lower town, D. J.  McDonald lifted up his voice for the  third time and assented to second.  Mr. McDonald took very keen  interest throughout.  Geo. W. Rogers was then allowed  a whack for office holder, and the  one alderman of the old council who  ever dared to voice his opinion contrary to his colleagues, was proposed by A. Geo. Evans and cheerfully seconded by Mr. Frank McDonald. Strange to say, D. J.  McDonald failed to propose or  second the one alderman of last  year's council who had served the  city for nine years   most  faithfully.  As'might be expected, Sunday  night's caucus was not representative of the people, and on Monday,  when nominations were closed, the  public who never suspected but that  we' understand, had power to fill the  vacancies. . However, the - with^  drawal  of A/-Geo. 'Evans   places  a different phase on the situation.1 " ���  ,      '���^. :L  In the event of Phoenix being afforded the usual representatives, for  1916, it is to be hoped thatthey-vote  themselves sufficient < compensation  for their services.  We have always maintained that  the laborer is worthy of his hire, and  it is only just that���& member of the  council receive -a sum of4 money for  every meeting that the "minute book  shows he attended.  " This compensation should never  be considered in the light of a salary.  It is always considered by those receiving it as an- amount to be,expended in defraying their expenses  in attending such functions-as enters  taining returned soldiers, etc.  Nomination day clearly showed  the good will of the people-towards  their late representatives when it  was manifested that they should be  afforded aa opportunity to enjoy a  needed rest.  Now that their term is ended, it  would be mpst unfair to try and  foist upon these gentlemen their  past duties, and any such suggestion  should be immediately decried.  There are several good men in  Phoenix who are eligible for the  honor, and jt is only fair that an  opportunity'be accorded them later  to represent the city.  ��� �����  Dr. Walter Harvey Weed, of  New York, editor and publisher of  the Coppef'handbook, who is, touring the mining districts of the northwest in search of data for his publication, in an address before the  Spokane Mining Men's club, struck  a most popular cord when he referred to the need of the prospector  just now in the development of  mining.     Mr. Wood said:  ���'While the day of easy money in  mining is passed and the time has  arrived when it takes considerable  capital to develop a property to the  producing stage, still the prospector  is more essential than ever before.  The, first requisite of a dividend-  paying mining company  is   an  ore  Fir Tamarac, and double cut,  per cord,-$7.00.  WOOD DELIVERED ON   SHORT  NOTICE.  ' 'Phone B32  Said Editor Jim Greer in last  week's paper: "Next week there  will be no issue of the Slocan  Record. With- an epidemic of  grippe in "the' district, people need  liniment outside and dope inside,  and the publisher wants a whole  week's rest." , - '     . *    ,  PHOENIX BAKERY  V WILLIAMS, PROP.  Doughnuts," Madeira Cake,    '  Lunch Cake for Sunday use  delivered on orderevery Sat-  OAKES MAKTO OR��-R AT  MOST REASONABLE RATES  TELEPHONE S3  Robt. Forshaw  SYNOPSIS OF COAL  MINING REGULATIONS  Coal mining rights of the DonHnion,  in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Teixitories and in a portion of the  Province of British Columbia, may be  leased for a term of twenfcy-one years  at an annual rental of $1 an acre. Nob  more than 2,560 acres will be leased to  one applicant. -_  Application for a lease must be made  by the applicant in person to the  Agent or Sub-Agent of the district in  which the rights applied for are sltO-  ated.  In surveyed territory the land must  be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsar-  veyed territory the tract applied for  shall be staked out by the applicant  himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $6 which will be refunded if the rights applied for are not  available, but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid^oj^he_meTCbantaMeI  output of the mine at the rate of five  cents per ton.- :  The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn return's  accounting for the full quantify of  merchantable coal mined and pay the  royalty thereon. If the coal mining  rights are not being operated, such returns should be furnished at leaBt once  a year.  The lease will include the coal mining  rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available  surface rights may be considered  necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of $10.00 an acre.  For full information application  should be made to the Secretary of the  Department of the Interior, Ottawa,  or to any Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N.IJ.���Unauthorized publication of  this ��,dve��tisement will not be paid for.  ���80090.  7Queens Hotel  XSO��XS��XXSOOe��X����KXKKXXS<X5����  Tbe Official  Tests show Dr. Fftecfr  Bating Powder to be most  efficient In strength, of highest  mritvaM healthtalness  CRKAM  / -i^^^T, ^   ���.,  No Atom, No Phosphate ol lime  f-  Pheonix  Pioneer  has-for 16-Years been recognized as the Mining1  Medium of the Boundary  country.  In the matter of advertising/, it" reaches the  right kiad of people, and  an advertisement in its  columns is certain of  quick and profitable re-  salts.        _____   ���  In the matter of all  things pertaining to tbe  progress of the district it  is a reliable and trustworthy authority. It's  American subscription list  is one of the largest in  the Kootenay.  When arriving in town  subscribe for it. When  leaving keep your subscription alive. You may  want to come back again.  Advertisers should call  or write for our Advertising rate card. The local  paper is the local medium  for  local  business  men.  Published Every  Saturday Morning  Send in Your Stationery Orders and  Holiday Print I Biff to the  Phoenix Pioneer  THE HOME OF  ARTISTIC  PRINTING  A BUSINESS MAN IS  KNOWN BY THE  QUALITY OF PRINTING HE USES  Our Stock ot Stationery is the Best that can be procured in  Canada, and our Workmanship will meet with your approval  Why Not Have Your Stationery  Printed by Us ?  We make a specialty of Letterheads, Envelopes, Billheads,  Note Heads, Memos., Visiting Cards, Menus, Posters,  Wedding Invitations, Check Books, By-Laws,  and in fact anything done with Printers'  INK AND PAPER  No Job Too Large, None too Small  !S_ PHOENIX PIONEER  $2.00 per Year in Advance. $2.50 per Year to U. S.  F  ;-> v  vmsmsmmmBmmKmm.  ��dMittia�� w^-  ���V^-^jiM^^.  ���tf^3!fgi{i^i aKJyjS  fl?ME   PIONEE��,    PHOENIX,    BRITISH    COEUMBIA.  I  ��  J<  :*.  The Union Hotel  AT YOUR SERVICE  f  I  DAVE OXLEY .-. EHOLT, B.C.  Concentrates  Everything in Men's Wear  Clothing  Underwear  Shirts  Shoes  Hats  Caps, etc.  Thos. Brown  "Everything- a Man  Wears"  Boundary District of British Columbia  RICH   IN   MINERAL,   AGRICULTURAL. AND   LUMBERING   POSSIBILITIES-  A MOST PROMISING FIELD FOR THE INVESTOR.  Your Milk Supply  Should come from healthy a=nth=v*-rgdTous Stock,  handled in a'CLEANLY AND SANITARY  manner ���SeparateJ Cream insures purity and  quality.. The Dairy produces both.  THE DAIRY        J. W. Hannam, Prop  S r  1-  %*<���������-< ",r/."-w  -l"~       f  -\  "From Home to Home  1��  King's  Hotel  MUSO & TURANO, PROPS.  Catering to the most exacting  Patronage, visitors to Phoenix  during Bonspiel Week will find  the King's Hotel an excellent  place in which to meet their  friends and discuss the "roarin"  game. ���  Only the Finest Wines, Liquors  and Cigars Stocked,  Straw is 25c a bale at Ladner.  Kaslo lumber yards are suffering  from thieves.  Eggs are 50c a dozen at New  Westminster.  The cannery at Mission city pays  $12 a ton for,apples.  Song birds are flocking to the  cities in search of food.  The British government now control 2,422 munition factories.  You can swap a three weeks' old  calf at Kelovvna for a ton of alfalfa  hay.  ; The censorship of movie films is  a hot topic with theatre managers  on the coast.  It is proposed to establish a creo-  soting factory at North Vancouver  employing 70 hands.  , Eighty-nine Chinese were arrested  in one Victoria gambling raid last  week.     It is election time.  Street car tickets in Victoria have  risen from 3 1-8 to 4 t-6 cents  wholesale, or 5 cents retail.  Prince Rupert handled 1,942,000  pounds offish last yaar. This great  brain food was shipped east.  Miss Reta Kirby, Keremeos, received a ring made from an exploded  German shell on Christmas.  Rev. D. E. D. Robertson, Fernie,  has joined the colors and will now  .fight the devil with ball and steel.  Joe Daly,- of- Sidar, will leave  shortly for Honolula where the  natives are- clothed in - a pleasant  smile'and sunshine.  B. C. mills have been asked to  tender on 30 million feet of lumber  by a Montreal firm for export. The  value is about $400,000.  A Wyandotte hen, owned by. W.  Dowling, Vaicopver, laid, a 4^  ounce egg, or twice the size oi an  ordinary egg. A case of- n'e��-e  would weigh 95.6 pounds.' Th s is  the fourth or fifthtime this hen laid  eggs like this.   , _ ,  ���'jScotty" Allan th"e famous diiver  of a   dog   team  in   Alaska' swiep-  stakes, will" be  unable; to   compelel ��   -        .   ' -    ..,.,.-'.    --_,..    .--,4 -  ^L: -T_-���.���; h. *h-*-j.-.-.-..._ :ir,\l4-Pacific -coast, will; be,; commercially.  1  _ Probably no district in the Dominion of Canada possesses so great an array of  potentialities as the above. The mountains throughout its entire length and breadth,  are almost-without exception mineraliferous, containing gold, silver, copper, iron and  other valuable.ores, while in a few localities there are more than surface indications  of the presence of coal.  FOREST AND  MINERAL WEALTH  Its forest stretches are among the richest in the province, and what is of great  importance, easily accessable to river and railway. There is scarcely a square mile of  it that is not either equipped with high tension wires, or which could not be reached  by the expenditure of the smallest-outlay. Not the least attraction from the point of  view of the investor, is the sites for water power, which abound in this district.  Just at present an immense amount of interest is being directed to the recent  free gold discovery in Greenwood, while in the same district is to be seen one of the  best equipped free gold properties in the west, a not inconsiderable asset in these days  of industrial depression and shrinkage of gold reserves. It is in this district where is  situated the Phoenix and Grand Forks properties of the Granby Consolidated, together with those of the British Columbia Copper company. In the former camp, and  surrounding it for miles on all sides, are acres of crown-granted mineral claims, all  /awaiting the advent of the investor. The title deeds to these properties, thanks to a  beneficent series of mining laws, are unimpeachable, and if proof is wanted of the  statement, let us point to the almost entire absence of mining litigation in the courts ���  - of the province.  AGRICULTURE AND FRUIT-GROWING CENTRE  The possibilities of the Boundary  as an  agricultural and fruit-growing centre  are also worthy of investigation, and  a visit   to  some   of  its   spendidly equipped or-  �� chards will prove a reveiation to the stranger.   - The highways throughout the Boun-  ^ dary makes"this section of the  province the motorists paradise, millions having been  - spent on the construction of government roads.   -  ��� ���    No locality is  better  served  with   railroads  than  the  Boundary district.      At  i present this section is;served  by two  of .the-greatest systems on the continent, the  C.-P. R. and Great Northern compj  this * year "on account of ^latertess  returniug   from   France   where    he  '   . r.1- '  *. -     *    ����� * -     ���  went with a- number of dogs tor' use  of tlfe army corps.     ^'"��� *  '* ���- ?-  An^olde tynie minstrer show i> to  be staged this month in Vancouver.  *'Billy" DeCow, the veteran' C.P.R.  operator; who brightened Nelson  with his presence a few years back,  proved himself a prime factor in  these events in Vancouver's early  days.  "The only fly-in the.: ointment,"  said Dr. Holmes, health officer for  Saanich, Vancouver Is., "has been  the increase in lunacy cases, and  these haye occurred, mostly among  the foreign element. It would not  have been surprising had they  occurred among the white population considering the great strain  of living which so many have had  to face, both on account of the war,  and on account of industrial, conditions, "v   .-���'���������������'.  I  branch of the former.  I. O. O. F?  Snowshoe Lodge  No. 46  Meets every Monday Evening at  Oddfellows' Hall. Visiting brethren  cordially invited.  Our hall is for rent for dances, social  evenings, etc.  William Oxley, Noble Grand.  Oscar Gustnfson, Fin. Secy.  Mark Riikin, Rec. Secy.  Daughters of Rebekah  Phoenix Lodge No. 17  Meets in the Oddfellows'Hall,  ��� First and Third Wednesdays.  '���   Mrs. Christine Elmgren; Noble Grand.  Mrs. Axuy A. Cook, Secretary.  CORNER OF FIRST STREET  Played-''Feeler'^ Hockey  Sensational senior hockey was  witnessed by a number of en-  thusiasiasts at Frand Forks last.  Monday, the game being contested  by Phoenix. A special train conveyed local stick handlers ' and fans  from the city at 7 p. m., and the  first schedule game of the season  lacked but a point in favor of Grand  Forks after the skirmish for the  elu'siye rubber.  "Mickey" McKay, on a visit from  Victoria, played a prominent part in  the game .for the Forks. Cook, a  recent acquisition to the home team,  showed up well.  Notably clean throughout, the  game ended in a score of 9 to 10,  and the small margin in a "feeler"  game shows Phoenix will polish  silver for another year. .,  A few more practices and Phoenix  need have little fear of tbe outcome  at the. end of the season seems to  be the conviction of all witnessing  the six-man hockey game. Following is the line-up for Phoenix.  Geddes, goal; McWha, point;  Bassett, cover point; Cook, center;  Murray, left wing; Treherne, right  wing.  K. of P. Lodge,  No. 28  Phoenix,  B.C.  Meets Tuesday Evening at 7.30.  Sojourning brothers cordially welcomed.  E. E. Bahxes, C.C.  C. H. Knight, K. of R. S.  PYTHIAN SISTERS  Mountain Temple Lodge No. 17  ���    ��� Mcot�� in Pythian Hall, Lowor Town  Second and Fourth Thursdays.  Mrs.-'Win. Wills,  M.K.C.  Mrs. H. Tilton,  M.R.C.  FRATERNAL  ORDER  OF EAGLES  Phoenix Aerie No. 158  Meets in the Oddfellows' Hall, Friday  Evenings, at S p.m.  Visiting brothers are always welcome.  Ricuahd Br.UNnEix, W. P.  T. H. Ci.ak.ke, W. Secy.  Watch Repairs  Now that the Holiday Season  is over, we can attend  to your needs very  promptly.  A Large Stock of Parts for all  Standard Watches.  Of all kinds promptly attended  to. Rapid Express and Bag-  o-asre Transfer. Careful atten-  tion to all orders.     Phone A56.  James G. McKeown  E. A. Black, Jeweler  ���KEB  A. O. Johnson, Prop.  First-Class Accommodation for Miners  FINEST OF WINES,  LIQUORS AND CIGARS IN STOCK.  'PHONE 72. YOUR  PATRONAGE  SOLICITED. For the Scotch that Put the  "CurF in Curling  SEE TOM OXLEY  at the  The  Queen's Hotel  GEORGE GIBSON  onsorial Artist  |lfjy Across the Street from Curling Rink  Try a Face Massage the  Morning after the Nicht  Before!   Ach! Fine Mon<  Xhe Lake Studio  OF GRAND FORKS--PHOENIX BRANCH  Will Be Here Again  Ready for business  ^������><���;>.+"r>-:.,;.-, ,   \'~. ~  '   '���;,;'  Jan. 17 to 21  *&,'  pBROOKtYNAVE      (NextdoortoPlone*rOfflc��)  Diink Nelson Beer.1  Ask the skip for Nelson beer.  John Anderson left   for  Spokane  on Thursday.  Jas. Marshall returned Thursday  from Sandon.  Strictly fresh eggs, 65c a dozen  at P. Burns &���Co.  Soowfall for week, 7.50; month,  16.50; total for season, 82.50.  Nelson Beer is brewed from trie  best malt and hops procurable.  Phoenix Catholic ladies aid will  hold a dance Valentine's day, Feb.  14  Curling trophies are now on display in.J. Carsons window, Dominion avenue.  Page Boyle arrived in town on  Thursday from Spokane. He is an  enthusiastic curler.  F. S. Norcross, superintendent  of the. B. C. Copper propertiee,  arrived in town Thursday.  Members of the Greek orthodox  church celebrated their New Year  in a fitting manner last week.  Mrs. J. A. Morrison will receive  on Friday, the 21st, and the first  Friday in each month thereafter.  Dr. W. H. Dickson, who has  been holidaying here for the past  week, left for Anyox on   Friday.  Keep the date of -February 11  open so you may attend St. Andrew's Presbyterian church social.  Don't forget Lake, the photographer, is in town this week.  Curling teams, have a group picture'  made.  A. O. Johnson, proprietor of the  Knob Hill hotel, left Thursday on a  trip to Phoenix, Ariz., for   the  purpose of visiting his sister.  ���  A full line of writing tablets,   envelopes and papetries,*'direct  from  the mills  of W.  G.   Gage  &  Co.  Now on sale at Almstrom's. '   * <   - ,*  .Mrs. Wm.   Hower  and  son   re-  tnrned home Thursday from a] visit  to Spokane.    She was accompanied  Jby.her mother,"Mrs. Dawson.  ,,'".���'*  -���T  ���' t �� * it ��� ���..: _   ��*.���~ T"%.��J  Tonight's Show  "The Girl from Nowhere," which  comes to the Miners' Opera House  Saturday, is not a moving picture  show, but a show with' 20 live  people. It is one of the brightest  shows now on the road and is dieting many favorable comments  through the west.  A very pleasing show is "The  Girl from Nowhere." With regard  to laughs, there has been few shows  touring ^the Boundary that can  supply as many. There is an  abundance of songs and dances that  are extremely acceptable. By far  the outstanding feature of the show  is the comedy supplied by" Billy  Oswald, who takes the part of the  Scotch nut, while no better portrayal of the' English nut can be  given than that acted by Harry  Hoyland. Billy Oswald keeps the  audience, convulsed with laughter  from beginning to end of the performance, and as Hon, Bertie  Vivian, Hoyland is responsible for a  big percentage of the laughs.  Zara Clinfon shows up exceptionally well' Her best song is  " Rot," which she sings admirably,  and the rendation of other more or  less catchy- numbers keeps' the  audience on the quive vive. The  concluding patriotic verse of "Rot"  brings rounds of applause, and is  the,best number on the program.  A chorus of pretty girls sing and  dance well. The costumes are not  brilliant, but the scenery is typical  and well staged.  Winter's Cherry Cough  Cure 1 Laxacold Tablets  BREAKS UP THE WORST COLD���  ALL FOR 75c. . AT QUANCE'S  >f  Church Services  4  { -  *f>  '.MINERS' UNION OPERA HOUSE  SATURDAY, JAN, 15, 8916  *tlie Girl From  r t j  Nowhere"  The Biggest Musical Comedy Success  '     Since "Florodora."  Reserved Seats, $1.00;  General Admission, 50c.  Royal Billiard Parlors  TAYLOR & NELSON, PROPS. .  %  Local customs'collections fpr'De-  cember, 1915, amount to $890.19.  Inland revenue receipts for" the-  same month of the year are $142.7T.  J.~B. Boone, who served the city  in capacity of constable some 12  years ago, has taken over the  management of the Queen's hotel;  dining room.  Mrs. R. Wilkinson gladdened the'  heart of a hero this jweek by contributing the sum of one dollar to  the Citizens' of Canada Tobacco  fund, at the "Pioneer" office.  February 3 is the date set for  the ice carnival. Thirty-two prizes  will be given for costumes by the  Women's Patriotic society. Watch  for prizes in Black's window.  A tea party will be held at St.  John's vickarage on Tuesday, Jan.'  18., from 3 to 6 p. m. A silver  collection will be taken up to be  devoted to St. John's church fund.  All cordially invited.  The Royal Bowling alleys have  received treatment at the hands of  an expert this week. Several little  things that hampered pin setters  and will add additional points to the  score were remedied.  Twenty years' experience in English, French, Swiss and American  watch repairing. Satisfaction guaranteed. Charges reasonable. Leave  orders at Union Cigar store, or the  Phoenix stage. Carl Adaneur,  Greenwood.  F. C. Graham, formerly of The  Pioneer staff, accompanied by  Military Police Constable ' Daley,  paid their respects to this office on  Friday. Both are members of the  Independent Company of Rifles,  Grand Forks.  For Sale���Combination book case  and desk; solid oak. Wash stand  and dressing table; foldiag bedstead;  single mattress; extension dining  table; new lawn mower; wire-lined  hose; wicker rocking chair, etc.  Can be seen at St. John's vicarage.  As soon as necessary arrangements are completed, it is -he h-  te ition of the Women's Patriotic  sc ciety to hold a sock shower, / U  3KUBERT, Inc. D^c^Si^c^.NuAsVI: J* .o have the interests of the  bra. e  boys on the firing line at   heart  are  Fredericks Wins Again  The stated services at the Church  of Our Lady of Good Counsel are as  follows���Second and fourth Sundays  in the month: Mass at JO a.m.;  Sunday school after mass; Evening  service at 7.30. Rev. Father Dom,  Dorval.  St. John's Church ��� Holy communion at 8 and 11 a.m. Morning  prayer, 10.30. Sunday school at  2.30. Evensong, 7.30. Rev. A. M.  Lloyd, vicar.  St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church  ���Service January 16th at 7.30 p.m.  Sunday school at 2. p.m. Prayer  meeting Wednesday, at the manse,  7.30 p.m. All welcome'. Rev. J. R.  Munro, pastor.  The Largest Piano .  Tuning Business  In The West  -*''�����  F, W. Fredericks is in receipt of  'numerous inquiries from United  ,'States and Canadian points from  !chicken fanciers who desire eggs  and exhibition stock'. His recent  success in capturing prizes at San  Francisco exposition has placed his  pens'in an enviable position'. He  is unable to fill all the orders'.  5 jAf'the provincial poultry show, in  Ctiilltwack, Januarjk'5 tb'8| he'^ook  l's*r," 2nd, and 3rd prizes'for pullets;  1st,'2nd and 3rd for cockerel; 1st,  2nd and 3rd for hen; 1st, 2nd and  3rd for pen for his' famous Rhode  Island whites.  Mr. Fredericks has at present a  catalog in course' of preparation that  will prove a revelation to bird  fanciers.  I got this by giving satisfaction,  with years, ���of..factory and other  valuable experience. It is with  me a matter of business conscience to have every instrument  at its best in fine action and tone,  regulating as well at tuning, giving an appreciative 'ear, and all  with consideration for good music  in truene-ss and beauty of. tone  that is possible, and value for  their money. - This the manufacturers know builds, up the reputation of -their instruments ' also.  This is why I am highly recom-  ,mended by. tbe best piano firms,  being the best authority .in Canada.  High Price of Copper  ,  Copper sold in New   York   Wednesday week for 24 cents a   pound,  the highest price-paid for the   metal  in  40  years.     Reliable   authorities  predict a still greater advance within the next 30 days, as  foreign '-de- -  mands for war purposes are increab- ;  ing steadily, and now the numerous  American as well as foreign dealers,  ���  who have practically exhausted their  supply without making much   effort :  to replenish while  prices   were   up,  *'  are forced to enter a   high ���market,  *  and all are bidding actively. '  The American mine supply at the  present rate of production   amounts '���  to about two billion pounds annually ���  and as-the   largest  producers   have  already contracted their  output  as  far ahead as six months, tbe "copper .'  prospect is particularly bright, and  further competition and advance  in  the   red    metal' market   is   almost  assured".     Now is the time "for" mine \  owners to get in the line" of  march  where the much-needed capital -can ���_  be induced by safe-and   sane   prices '  and terms to enter this field.    ~ -J     i  ALVIN E;  PERKINS  4th  will be in Phoenix about the  week in January.  Orders   may  be   left   at   this  Office.  One Big Night    w ��  vr     A m  Saturday, JANvld.  The Biggest Musical-  Comedy Success of 1915  "THEGIRi  ...i��  ��Pm^  If you appreciate the efforts of  the^Phoenix-Pioneer, the one way  to show it is by subscribing.  SOTTON'C  I for garden and farm ore best f  for fi.Csoir.Sec> Catalogue' for I  solid'tfuarantee of purity  anagenujubntioii  Send now for Copy free  Sutton ft Sons'.Tho King's Soodmen  fi*����Em3ajg England  . A. J. W-o edward  Victoria     ^      Vancouver  ��I�� Forf ��t. 4*7 ��� ra?vl ll%rt*  SOL* A��KNTX rAR BRITISH COLUMBIA  Progress of Mining  Mining in the Boundary district  at the present is largely restricted .to  operations at the copper mines of  the Granby Consolidated Co. here  and of the British Columbia Copper  Co. near Greenwood. Leasers are  working at the jewel gold mine, and  at the Skylark silver mine, both in  Greenwood mining division. Further prospecting is being done, in  Franklin camp, up the north fork of  Kettle river, and several small mines  in the neighborhood of Beaverdell,  west Fork of Kettle river, have been  sending out carload lots of high-  grade ore.  M01HERE"!  With   an   All-Star  Company  of   20'  A Cay Gallery of Girls,  - Giggles f and    Gowns.  A Carload of Scenery  .,PRICES:    Reserved, $1.00;  General Admission 50c.  Seats on Sale at Tom Brown's  is*  Pipes, Cigrars, "Tobacco and Cigarettes  BEST BRAND ALWAYS ON HAND  Special Line of the Famous Lowney's Chocolates  Smokers'Supplies. Soft Drinks.  English Billiards.    Pool.   Bowling1 Alleys  ers  Get��'More Money" for your Foxes  Aluskrat, White Weasel, Beaver, Lynx, Wolves,  Marten and other Fur bearers collecicd in your section  ' TUP TOUR FtJUS DII1ECT <o"SHUBERT"lhe largest  i -a:r i:l'. re VJ'.-uii'-Mr.r, c.tcln:;iv��iy In NORTH A'iEKICAN RAW ftJHS  i ri'li;iblu���responsible���safei-'ur Hou.sewitlj an unblemishedrep-  u :ition existing for "marc than .a third of a century." a long successful record of sending KurShiopersprompt.SATIS FACTORY  A\'D PROFITABLE returns. Write for "aE&e jfeljubert Shipper,"  the only reliable, accurate market report and price list published  >frit* for It���NOW�����'�� FREE  For a Sure "Shot"  on Top of the "Tee"  DRINK  , Granby Shipments  The following- are tbe monthly  shipping- figures from the local'  Granby mine to the Grand Forks,  smelter:  TONS  January   42,211  February   63,091    ,  March        69,948  April . ..."   85,382   ��  May  ...'. 100,693   :  June '103,004   ,  July ��� 101,058   ;  August 103,062   ,  September    93,245   "  October. .'.   96,*43C    "  November    82,187  December '   94,475  Total ...1,034,786  ...  ARE YOU DOIG  YOUR, DUTY i  He will remember you because your,  name and address is written on the  postcard we enplose in;, every 25C;  Parcel you subscribe for.   *   '*     ,       [  * ?  This is what 25c. Sendsi  50 CIGARETTES, \  4 OUNCES TOBACCO,  PACKET OP1 MATCHES  Our soldiers are giving their lives; yoii  are asked to give them something t<j .  sirioke. It isn't much to you, but it is  til great deal' to "Tommy.'. Atkins.'*"  This sending; o.tjt of. something is a  solemn duty/: The empty pipe is bad  enough anywh re, as every smoker  knows,.but at 1, \o front it is a tragic! r.  Send Yon - Coiitributlom  to The Pica ieeir Of ice and  it will be acknowledged.  mm,  ��V�� *�� ����,:!iiMj�� ^iffijffiswssw* ���  j n^vtwjw*--  ���f.rt^-ju^nijit-CT-Triin. ���  'JraS


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