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 i'  Legislative tttftrf*?-.  Boundary Mines Sent  Out 500,000 Tons of  Ore in 1902. ',* *��  ���  tame  Phoenix is the Centre '  and   Leading Mining  Camp of Boundary.  Devoted to the Interests of the Boundary Mining District.  Vol. IV.  PHOENIX,   BRITISH COLUMBIA   SATURIMV   IANUARY 31,   1903.  ���No  12.'   ~  The Big Store  .'JFJf"  Ring off the Old,  Ring in the New.  SURVEYING  MORE LINES  Chief  Engineer   Kennedy   is  Here Himself.  MAY CHANGE ROUTE INTO THIS CITV  __?  1*.  *fl  �����  .%  if* if!  ��AJ  'Vj  We have been carrying1 all the  - different' makes   of Shoes,  but  .   since we*have put in stock  the  GENUINE SLATER   SHOE,'  we have found   it impossible to  dispose of the other Shoes, so by  this we will ring off all the other  makers' Shoes at COST PRICE.  Everv   man   who   wears   the  Genuine Slater Shoe realizes that,  there is something that makes  them better than others..   They  are a little later and more snappy  in style; a little more fashionable  in appearance; a little better finished and a little lower iu price  than others of tlie same grade.  We also   have  the  Goodyear  American Rubbers in all style's   '  and shapes.    Why not  wear the  best?  , Same price as others.  We are now offering special  bargains in Ladies' aud Children's  Shoes. Ladies Shoes, nice line  at #3 to $4, to be cleared at #2  per pair.' Children's, $1 per pair  and upwards,  We are now.going through our  stock," picking out small ends for  the big Remnant Sale, which  starts Monday morning.  You will find, on examining  our stock, that all other goods are  selling at the same reduction. A  call is all we ask. We'll do the  rest.  Engineers Running Lines All Over Ihe Lowrr  End pi the (lly���Thought �� Lest Expensive Kntranse Is Peliig Soujlu,  \'  5 Hunter-Kendrick kB  PHOKNIJC GREENWOOD C.RAND FORKS SANDON  When the V., V, nnd IC. or Giwil  Noilliern Miiveyors start uinning new  lines in ihe dead of winter, with four  01 f]ve feel of Know on the rjiound,  most people think there must be some  good lenson for haste. This is exactly  what happened in Phoenix this week,  and James II. Kennedy, the chief en-1  gineer, is himself with the paity.  AN. Kennedy did not have much to  say about the specific object of the  new lines beiiif; tun, hut it is understood that some change in the route,  after coining in sight of the city from  I'rovidence creek, west of town, is contemplated. The route decided on  over a year ago, after covering' eveiy  foot ol ground within a couple of  miles of Phoenix with lines, was undei  the C. I'. R. Brooklyn spur, thence  ciossing the gulch near the Slemwin-  der, directly through the Pioneei  building and to the station site on the  Idaho flat.  Appaienlly Mr. Kennedy is trying  to find a shorter entrance lo the city,  for his young men aie busy gndironing  the lower end of the city with survey-  lines. Two of these routes cross'  lower Dominion avenue to the Idaho  giound. No official announcement  has yet been made as to the definite  and final route.  BANQUET TO PROVINCIAL DEPUTV.  eaglet Entertain In Style at'llardyMcKeozle  Hill.  Wednesday evening A. VV. Von  Khein, provincial deputy grand president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles,  was in the city on a visit to the local  lodge of the order, and was entertained at a banquet, given,ir�� his honor at  Ilaidy-McKenzie hall. Mr. Von  Rhein's home is at Esquimalt, on Vancouver Island, and while calling on the  lodges of the order he is'also installing  several new branches, among them being Greenwood, Trail, Revelstoke, Fernie and others,  At Wednesday's banquet, which was  furnished in the best of 'style by the  Granby hotel, Mi. Von Klicin gave an  address to those, present on the workings of the oider, and  was followed  BROUGHT  TWO CUPS  Curlers Returned As Victors  From Rossland.  Boundary Mining Notes.  MR. GRAVES'  GREAT PLAN  AT   HOCKEY  SANDON .YS .PHOENIX  ie'r. I'ora  *\fif-   One of ihe Best Game* of (he Seaion-dreen.  wood -nd Phoenix Junior Hockey Boys  Each Got a Oame.  Will Harness Power of Colum-  , btaJRiver,  ,;...;v  AND. DELIVER IT TO MINING CAMPS"  Last Saturday the cut ling team from  Phoenix returned  from  the Rossland  bonspiel ol the Kootenay Cm ling As.  with speeches by  Mayori Rumberger, J sociation, having secured, much to the  Dr. Boucher, C.  D.   Hunter,  T. J. surprise of the other curling enthusi  Hardy, ]. J. Sirutzsl and others, besides songs, etc.', fiom a number ol  those present.  Last night about thirty of the local  aerie of Eagles went down to Greenwood by special teams to assist ,in the  installation of the ofiiceis of a new  lodi;e which is being formed there.  From all accounts they' had a most  enjoyable time.  -  The balance of our Xmas stock of China  Ware will be sold at the ACTUAL COST.  The variety is still well up to tlie mark, and  .#}er@ai?e several 4 and g piece gets still un=  sold. This will give you a chance to replenish your stock of dishes for very little money,  prop in early, and so get first choice.  Some New Street Lights.  At Wednesday's meeting of the city  council three additional street lights  were ordered put up, one on the corner of School street and Knob Hill  avenue,   and two on Brooklyn avenue.  A communication was read from the  Bank of Montreal, and the sum of  $335-z3 was ordered paid to that bank,  being the interest on the $o,ooq note  of the city. The name of C.H. Flood,  as selected by the Volunteer Fire Department, for chief, was ratified by the  council.  The following accounts were ordered paid: Pioneer Pub. Co., $37; \V,  L. Germaine, $2; T. \V. Hodgins, $2;  R. B. Boucher, $45.  Several After Mineral Ground  The bonding of the Blue Jay claim  in Skylark camp, for $10,000, has  awakened interest in claims in that locality. Shortly after the publication  of the news of the bond in the Pioneer,  a claim between the Skylark and Blue  Jay was located by Adolpli Sercu, of  this city. This was on the ioth iiist,  and it was called the Lucky Shot. Two  days later a portion ofthe same ground  was located by \V. H. Docksteader as  the Flag of All Nations. '��� On the 16th  it was staked by Rily ' Edwards and  Laurence Morrison as the Blue Jay  fraction.   >  ���Mr. Docksteader is doing assessment  work'on the property,, kn<��- says Edwards arid Morrison have thrown up  their location. Sercu slates that he  lias a full claim, has a prior location  and will hold it. The Docksteader  location, which is a fraction, laps ovei  the Sercu location. Theie is talk of  the Blue Jay people taking an option  or bond on the new location.  RUN CARS BY  ELECTRICITY  Granby Mines to Do This Be^  fore Long.  l$o\ much use in cpnimenfing on our usual big  stock of ��RQCgRIiS and PRQVIglONS. AH. merchants are big value givers these days, yet we think,  after investigation, you will find us here with the  goods at prices that are money savers to you, quality  considered. ,  *  Our HARDWARE s��ock is replete with  goods from the best markets of ihe world.  Do not forget that we sell Sewing Machines.  Altogether, we begin 1903 in .good shape and in  the very best condition to cater to the public.  We solicit your patronage*  Two Junior Games.  I ast Saiuidqy a Phoenix, hockey  team of small boys went down to Greenwood and had a game with the larger  boys of that city, the score resulting in  7 to 1 in favor of Greenwood. The  Phoenix boys were all under 14 years.  Wednesday night another game was  played on the Phoenix rink, when the  tables were turned, the score being 6  to 3, in favor of Phoenix. In the latter game the Phoenix juniors were not  outclassed. The boys in both teams,  were all of 15 years gnd oyer. After  the game the visitors were invited to  supper at the Bellevue hotel.  USED IN THE THREE LONG TUNNELS  Underground Work on the No. 3 Tunnel Being Pushed ��� When Completed Electric  Aline Cars to Be Used.  New Fjre Bepurlrncpt Officers,  A meeting of the Phoenix Volunteer  Fire Department was held Tuesday  evening at the rooms of James Marshall, in the McMillan block, when  the following officers were elected:  Chief, Chas. H. Flood; secretary, O.  N. Galer; treasurer, J. li. Boyle. At  a subsequent meeting of the two hose  companies the following were chosen  as officers: No. 2 Company, Captain,  E. P.. Shea; lieutenant, A. Hillyer.  No. 1 Company, Captain, Jsaac Craw  ford,  School Board's First Alee ting.  Wednesday evening the school hoard  organized for the year by electing Sam  uel Somerville as chairman and'Isaac  Crawford secretary, 'i'he chief business transacted was passing the estimates for the ensuing year, It js figr  ured that it will require about $2,400  to ��� pay the expenses of the pubiic  school for 1903, of which some $2,000  in salaries, and the balance is for fuel,  insurance, etc.  F. G. Billings, secretary of the Yale-  Colurflbja "dumber Co.., of Nakusp,  came in on Thursday's train.  ��� At no very distant date it is more  than likely that the ore cars in the  three tunnels of the Qranby mines, according to the plans of the management of the company. So far as  known, this will be the first metallic-,  erotis mining concern in the'province  to utilize electricity in ' the .operation  of its ore cars. Al present the cars at  the Granby mines are operated by  hand and by mule power.  Already there are two long tunnels  from the Knob Hill mine, both supplied with capacious ore bunkers at  portals, which are in constant use. In  addition to these, a third tunnel has  been started and driven a couple of  hundred t'eet, to tap the 100-foot level  of the Old Ironsides mine. 'I'he workings on this leye} ye now being ex.  tpned to, the south, and will.be extended through new ground to the Aetna  shaft, which at one time was expected  to be the main working shaft. When  this drifting is done���all through solid  ore���and connections' arc made with  the work now done from the outside,  the No. 3 tunnel will be about i,<;oo  teet.m length, not counting the.numerous other workings on the same level  of the mine. By that time electricity  will probably be used as motiva power  in the other tunnels and workings.  ���As the Granby Co. has contracted  for a minimum of 2,000 horse power  in electrical energy fipm'the Cascade  people for ny.ne.s ami smelter, some of !  which is already in use, there will he no  trouble about getting all of the curreni  that is needed.  asts there, the two besi prizes that were  being played for.  One of these was the New York Life  Grand Challenge Cup, a massive silver  affair, that last year went to'the Sandon  club. In this contest the Phoenix  boys met and defeated Hall of Sandon,  Uirnie of Greenwood, Brown of Revelstoke, Tamblyn of Nelson, and Car-  ruthers of Revalstoke.  The other was the Oliver Cup, for  which they defeated Birnie of Green  wood, Brown of Revelstoke, Fraser of  Rossland, Grimmett of Sandon and  Hall of Sandon. Sandon also had  this cup last year.  The team from Phoenix consisted  of T. J. Hardy, Isaac Crawford, O. B.  Smith, Jr., and Dr. R. B. Boucher,  skip. If they had stayed till all the  events were over, they might have  brought over two or three more cups  As it was another cup went to Greenwood, making three in the Boundary  this year. 'I'he veteran curlers of the  association did not seem to fear the  competition from Phoenix when the  phy was started, but they soon learned their mistake.  -  When the tiain with the victors and  their prizes arrived last Saturday it was  met by a large concourse of citizens  and a brass ba.nd, and the curlers weie  escorted jn sleighs through the city. A  stop was made at the postoffice, and  each member of the team made a felicitous speech,  Sandon and Phoenix at Hockey.  Monday   evening   the best   hockey  game of the season thus far was   played at the Phoenix  rink,   between the  crack Sandon team and the local puck  enthusiasts.    The game resulted in a  victory for Sandon by a  score  of 4 to  2, and was a clean and fast game from  start to finish.     The local team show-  ed up to better advantage  than it has  in any game this year, and while it was  hardly expected to win from  the best  team perhaps in the Kooteuays, a better game than was anticipated was the  result.    The following was the line-up  of the two clubs:  Sandon.  Hoggan.,.,.... Goal ..  Mclntyre...... Point ...  J. Crawford.. Cover Point  W. Crawford. .. Rover...  Hood  .. Center..... .Coulton  E. Crawford .... Wing........ Mead  Howarth ...... Wing .7 Strutzel  Bob Car ley, of Nelson, a veteran in  hockey, was the referee, and gave the  best of satisfaction, while the umpires  were Harry Dickinson of Greenwood  and Harry Plaisance oC I'hoenix.  After the game the visitors, togethei  with the victorious curlers were tendered a banquet at the Knob Hill hotel,  which was much enjoyed by thote  present. Chas. D. Hunter, as president of the Phoenix Hockey Cliib( was  chairman, ?nd miuiy bright speeches,  were made by the hockey boys, curlers  and guests. Among those who spoke  or recited or sang were: Wm.. Mac-  Adams, E. Crawford, R. J. Mclntyre,  T. Green, R. B. Boucher, Isaac Crawford, P. J.Hardy, Harry Johns, H.  Dickinson, R. H. Cailey, \V. Is.  Cochrane, C. H. Flood, and Geo. S.  Turner.  --   /esteiday  the Granby mines shipped Co cars of ore.  A couple of cars c( ore from the Seattle, on the North Fork, have been  sent to the Trail smelter.  The new ore crusher at the" Knob  Hill mine is working steadily, as well  as the tramway, with its five-ton cars.  At the Snowshoe the new ore bins,  with a capacity of 2,500 tons, are now  in use. This week the shipments arcJApolylag ,0 Congre�� tor Permission (0  lighter than usual. J      Build a Dam al Kettle Falls, and lm:  Some 4c or 50 cars of ore have been Provl' 25,000 Hone Power.  shipped daily by the Granby mines  this week, the four furnaces having so  far been able to get a "sufficient coke  supply.  A contract has been made with the  management of the Morrison'mine, in  Deadwood camp, by which the Sunset  smelter will take a large quantity of  the ore of that mine.  The Granby company "recently purchased the Ironsides fraction claim  from Alex Douglas. It adjoins the  Banner claim, one of the Granby  group, and was se( ured largely for its  timber.  A meeting will be held on the 3d of  Febiuary at Grand Forks for the purpose of winding up the affairs of the  liquidator ofthe Grey Eagle, Knob  Hill and Old Ironsides companies,  which were united in the present Granby company.  The Sunset smelter has one furnace  in operation, another nearly ready,  aud a third ordered. When fully completed the battery will consist or five  blast lurnaces and two converters, and  all arrangements are with this, object  in view.  A recently issued circular of the  B. C. Copper Co., owning the Mother  Lode mine and smeller, states that it  is proposed to increase the capital to  $2,000,000, for the purpose of increasing the smelter capacity lo 60,000 tons  per month and to put in a copper converting plant.  Phoenix  .... Lyons  W. Cook  ..P. Cook  ... .Clark  City and District Notes  Forbes M. Kirby was in the city  Thursday.  Grand Forks will shortly hold its  fifth annual fireman's bali.  A postofh'ce is to be established at  Boundary Falls in the near future.  The Russell Comedy Co. appear  at Miners' Union hall this Saturday  evening.  Wednesday was the Chinese New-  Year, but it was not celebrated in  I'hoenix.  Grand Forks has decided to close  all open-gambling on and after the first  of Febi uary.  XV. S. Macy, Qf the Granby Hotel,  relumed from Spokane on Monday's  Great Northern train.t  A. B. W. Hodges, superintendent ot  the Granby smelter, has returned from  a trip to Southern California.  A concert and dance was given by  the employees of the Mother Lode at  the mine last Monday evening.  Rev. C. W. Hedley, of Rossland,  spent last Tuesday in the city, taking  dinner with Mrs J. W. Astley.,  Albert I. Goodell,-superintendent of  the Sunset smelter, is in Montreal, in  consultation with his principals.  The Riverside addition to Midway,  owned by W. It. Nonis and A.'Me--  graw, has been platted by F,M, Kirby,  Jay P. Graves is about to' undertake    I  -.����^. ~ ........ j  the Improvement  for commercial pur-     v  ,   , ���<-     '������ 1-    '���"���<. <A~ '.  poses of the greatest  water power- in     :  the noithwest���that of the Kettle falls    1  of the Columbia   river.    A  bill has,    \  been introduced in the   United States''.- !  Congress to give  Mr. Graves the'nec-1 '  essary permit to dam a  portion of the,- \ \  Columbia river, so as to- develop 25,- f *  000 horse power.    Ths Pioneer learn-     ;  ed of the enterprise several  months  ago, but it was not in "a. shape.then to ���  make public  It is proposed to build long distance ,  transmission  lines  to  Republic   and  other Washington   mining camps, and  possibly to  British   Columbia, for the   ' 7  delivery of power.    Inasmuch as the  steam costs at the mjnes, as now manufactured,   from  $*so  to   $200 per"  horse power per year, and water power  can  be delivered  for $50,  more or  less, per year per horse powerj it can  be readily seen that there will be great  demand for it for a large   radius from  the power site.  The enterprise is much like that in  operation now at Cascade, only it will  be on several times that scale. If the  permit is granted by Congress, which  seems likely, it will probably take a  year or two to get it into operation.  h;  Heaviest Snow la Years.  This week one or two more feet of  snow fell all over the Boundary, making it the worst that has been experienced in this section -in many years.  The C. P. R. has had a hard time in  getting its trains through at all, and  the large rotary snow plow has been  kept busy clearing the track on the  divide, near Farron. The ordinary  flangeis have been fairly successful in  clearing the tracks in the Boundary-  proper, and while trains have been  late, they have managed to get through  in 'he course of time. Naturally the  ore traffic has been somewhat delayed,  on account ol the heavy fall of snow.  P. L. S.  Electric Light Notice.  The Phoenix Water Supply Co.,  Ltd., have purchased fiom the Greenwood Electric Light and Power Co.,  Ltd., the electric lighting s)stem of  Phoenix, and the transfer has just been  completed.  Hereafter ail patrons of electric  lights will pay their monthly rentals at  the office of the Phoenix Water Supply  Co., Ltd., in the Bank block on. First  St., on or before the 12th day of the  month.  It is the intention of the new management to give its purons the best  lights and service ever seen in the.  Boundary district.  At Greenwood last Sasuiday the  Sandon hockey boys bested theGiem-  mxjd team by a stoic  of 13. lo 3.  February 6th is the date set for the  Second Annual Ball of the I'hoenix  aerie of lwgles, which will be given at  Miners' Union hall.  ^nder Option tor J40.000.  It is given out in Greenwood that  George H. Collins has the Charmer,  foimerly well known there as the  Golden Fleece, under option fox $40,-  000. The clairn, is owned, by Witte  and Iens,eti, wh,o have developed an  excellent showing of copp.er ore in n  prospect shaft. The property is located in the southwestern part of  Deadwood camp, in a part as yet little prospected below the surface.  BOUNDARY ORE SHIPMENTS.  Tliefollowh,j;tablegivestheoreshipmeutsarBoun��lary mines tor 1900, for 1901 ami  Tor 190s, as reported to the Phoenix Pioneer���  igoo 1901 rgoa igo3  t>4,5.'x! 2i>!"<''�� SOir.SW 23,��>5  ���ilM 1,731 20,800 4.3S0  150  5,340  Deadwood ,.  '<\  Gninliy Mii.es, Pliot'tiix  Snowshoe, "  Brooklyn, "  Mother Lode,  Sunset,  Morrison, '.'   -  B, 0. Minn, Summit...  ti. Bell, �����....  Km ma, "    ...  Winnipeg,    Wellington   Golden Crown,       "  Atlielsta-n, .  ��       ',][  KingSolomou, W.Capper  No. 7 Mine,'; Central...  City of Paris, " ...  Jewel, Long Lake...  Carmi, Weal-Fork.,  riovjderce. Providence...  Ruby, Boundary Falls...  Miscellaneous   Pas 1  Week  7,!W5  1,1'OH  19.4*1  1,070  2.2-JO  1,200  8,000  100  3,230  Total, tons     951,730  Granby Smelter treated, tons..   62.387  9!>,034  802  150  47.405  500  650  1,040  '556  875  6G5  350  890  80  3,450  390,000  230,828  14L32K  7,455  15,024  8,530  785  625  482  2,175  172  325  507.758  312,340  10,202  i)4;5  3,240  3.S70  44,!><>0  311,112  13,503  10,633  1  fr.*:  '    ���   -IV-  ���  ...Tn-- THE PHOENIX PIONEER  r^R- Vs..'-.  m ������:  I 'S-IX  mm'' ���  f.*s Ji*f.  r W Al "'  The Phoenix Pioneer,  IStCID OH SATUBDAY >V THB  PIONEEREUBLISHING CO.  AT raOXKIX. B. C  W. B. WILLCOX. Manager.  So. 14. -  Icnce, No. is.  _ .    .    ' .  i BcsIbcm office Ko. 14  Telephone)  j UuaKa-t re��U  if  JtrYeir.i-:}  Kwacunnoxs is advaj.cr-  ..._ Ji.do    i.tt  , J����  ���IxMontki  To ForeJjn Countries  If yoo ��rt not a iubucnber to thU paper, (hie  It an taittatioa to von to become one  AdeertUtaf ratet furnished on application,  ���   Ltjral notice* :o and jcenU per Hne.  pea^ weekly Inaertlon* comlitute one month'  adrcrtlalns. .  Ca|1l>  tion to its own particular devil, and he  asseverates that, according to his re-  membiance, the cities of Slocan and  Ciail should be placed somewhere in  the above list.  Evidently, the rr'.ticism of the Times  is turned, and the department of  education should inaugurate a much  needed refornr.  -�� ����� *+* ��*���������������� *  B- C MINING  ����*��*M��******M ��*<HO**����41***����MO<  t  L  Rossland mines shipped 7,869 tons  of ore last week.  Silverton is the leading shipping  point on Slocan lake  So far this year the Slocan City mining division has shipped 225   ions'of  Did some one say that a carnival  ore-  was 10 be held in Rossland next month?      The Granby Co. has been convert-  It would never be known from any of ing its matte into blister topper just a  year.  About March 1st the Crofton smeller will resume operations, treating ore  fiom Alaska.  A buyer from the Selby smelter, San  Francisco, has been making contracts  for Slocan 01 es.  C. F. Caldweli of Kaslo is shipping  the outside papers.  Evidently the Phoenix'.boyscancuil  a little. A couple of massive silver  cups, won at Rossland's bonspiel, is  pretty good evidence, anyway.  With,Martin Burrell for mayor and  a new board ofaldeimcn.it would seem  1   n*an�� rim,,  wm) ni  a second tar of ere from   the   Pontiac  that there had been a clean  sweep 01  some kind at  Grand  Forks around  "n Woodbeiry creek ���  A good   ledge  of ore, *   ���...' iun  about election time.  1903  JAN.  1903  'I'he Grand Trunk   Pacific officials  say they will build to the Pacific coast  with or without a subsidy.   They prob- uii/t ���i%. ���^��� _ ._      ably have their ears to the ground and jones jfi there agiin  to  make  larjjei  tM^llii.TatW Wed.  Thu.  Frl.  Sat.  1          (  1  2  3  4    5   6.7  8  9  10  n,;J2 J3J4  15  16  17  18 :19 20 21  22  23  24  2512* 27 28  29  30  31  NEW nOVlNCUL MINING ASSOCIATION.  A movement is now on foot for the  formation of a permanent organization  to be Jtnpfcn'as the Provincial Mining  Association'of British Columbia. In  another 'column will be found a statement pf tne'aims and objects of the as-  ' wciation, which will appeal directly to  thousands in this province.  While we are'in  sympathy with the  proposition, the" statement that capital  has ceaied entirely lo flow into this  province for  mining purposes, is not  true.   During the   last year  foreign  capital lias become interested iu the  i   Slocan'; Laraeau, Boundary and  other  ,��� sections' of theprovince, but not to the  extent that would have happened had  .conditionsbeen more favorable to the  mining industry/, ,  On February- 25th  the convention  will meet,at Victoria, and will doubtless t��ke,,some, action to be recommended, to the  legislative assembly,  whicJi  meets early in March.    Every  hamlet in.the province worthy of the  1 name should be represented  there, as  it is likely to be a turning point in the  history of our. mining.    Things are  in a bad shape in  many respects, notwithstanding that some progress has  been.'made,' and definite steps will be  taken, to gel, remedial legislation passed. ,Notpnly,are miners, and'mine  ownetSj interested directly, but bank  ers, [farmers and professional men are  equally; affected, though   more indi  rectly.   As is evident, the prosperity  ofthe mining'industry means piacti  cally the prosperity of the entire prov  ince," and'vice versa..  Probably meetings will be held in  Phoenix and other Boundary towns  for the purpose of selecting delegates  for'{he Victoria convention. Care  should7 be taken that representative  men,'thoroughly conversant with tin  -. exact state of affairs, should be sent  --Then something may be accomplished  hear the mutterings of the people.  r , , , ,    -       _~-   It would be interesting to ascertain  the re.il reason of the Spokesman-Review for so bitterly and continuously  attacking the railways of the state of  Washington, for evading the "pi} ment  of taxes.  A more or less unauthenticated rumor has it"that a terrible calamity has  befallen Lowery's Claim���having been  refused the use of His Majesty's mails.  Apparently both the C. P. 'R. and  Postmaster-General Mulock think it is  too hot a thing to handle.  WHAT EDITORS SAY  What Indeed���What would be the  matter with the people of 1\. C."developing the resources of this province"  themselves ?���Western Socialist.  A Pointer���Aspiring politicians, if  wise, will get close to the Interior Press  Association of B. C. as early as possible, in view of probable contingencies  in ihe near futuie.���Slocan Drill.  Applause ��� Hon. Clifford Sifton's  statement that no land grants will be  niven the Grand Trunk will be received with applause from one end of the  dominion to the other ��� Revelstoke  Mail.  Congratulated ��� The Kootenays  have no fiiends more loyal than are  Messrs. Waterlow and McMillan. As  for Mr. McMillan's promotion to the  important position of managing director of the Le Roi company, the Minei  heartily congratulates him.���Rossland  Miner.  GEOGRAPHY OR OFFICIAL IDIOCY.  . U/ider the above head the Victoria  Times 1 assails the department of educa  tion ol this province (or the multitude  of foolish questions prepared for answer  in totally inadequate time in high school  examinations. One of these questions  i&js follows:  JJL.) ��� What are the names ol the elec  toral.disftiCts-into which the -province  is divided by the Redistribution Act of  1903, and how many members does it  provide for each constituency?  .There are just, 34 of these and the  Times remarks: "The small boy it will  be plsserved, was supposed not only to  haVethete34 names at his finger-tips,  buCmust be able to attach to each constituency the number of the members  it is eptitled to send to the Witanage-  tnot of the, Wise which meets across  Jariws Bay."  Then ^he Times goes on: " Then  we.pDtae to the 18 incorporated cities  ���sf British Columbia, and we have a  ���confession to make. Although our  wiWe staff, from-editor to office devil,  hasifjeen diligentfy hunting ^authorities  JvefhaVe been able to dig out only 17,  aa& oi one of these we are not quite!  sure, * As near as we can strike them  ��heyAs��* Victoria, Vancouver, Nanai-  ���Jttfy-JSesr Westminster,  Nelson, Ross  laniVCoUimbia, Cumberland, Grand  fflfo GKtowwri, Kamloops,  Kaslo, opportunity of Writing to yon or  oui-. ���    n     . . 1     r.'  j      1 - " ien"s about the details.    We ea  fboenu,. Revelstoke, Sandon. Vernon js |he o{ thig ^^  jand Wellington." ��� < '���     *-���������--  ^The Pioneer has referred this ques  STRICTLY   BUSINESS  Early to bed  And early to rise: '  Stick to your trade  And advertise.  A loud ad, like an empty vessel  makes the most noise���but that's all.  A successful advertiser affirms:  "Fools never yet made an advertiser  permanently successful."  A little advertising when few aie  using space is just as important as large  spaces when full pages are the rule.  White space in an advertisement is  like fertilizer in the ground ��� it costs  meney to put it there but it enriches  the soil.  The value of the booklet is underestimated by many otherwise clever advertisers. It is a splendid aid to the  newspaper advertisement.  Albion's News Stand has received t  fine litis of Holiday Confectionery,  Do not overlook it.  Those chocolates sold by Almstrom  are the kind that melt in your mouth.  Have you tried them?  If yeu read the  PHOENIX PIONEER,  You'll keep posted on  the Boundary.  $100 per ton, has been   struck in the  Josie mine, Rossland  Zinc shipments to Kansas from the  Slocan have been a success and Thos.  contracts.  The fiist gold brick, weighing seven  pounds, has been turned out by the  mill at the Wilcox mine, near Ymir,  valued at $3,000.  Marcus K. Rodgers, manager of the  Nickel Plate mine in the Siniilkameen,  is negotiating for the purchase of 2,661  acres of coal land in the Nicola v.dley,  on behalf of Staiidard oil capitalists  The annual report of the Rambler-  Cariboo just issued states that the mine  has about 75,000 tons of ore available  on the dump and in the present workings, 25 per cent of which is mined  and ready to hoist.  I'he Slate creek platinum claim in  the Similkameen country, owned by-  Mr. Blair of Vancouver, J. M. B:>w-  head, of London, and a number of Similkameen residents, is to be actively developed in the spring.  The Boundary Coal Mines, Ltd., has  been incorporated by P. F. Godenrath,  XV. H. Myeis and C.E. Mitchell, wi'li  a capital stock of $1,200,000, divided  into $1 shares. The company plans  to develop property which it owns on  the north fork of Kettle river.  The discovery of nickel of a superior  quality on Wild Horre creek, East  Kootenay, and the locating of a group  of four claims has attracted considerable attention. 'I'he vein is said to he  six feet in width, the nickel values  amounting to 9 pet cent, with values in  cobalt.  PROVINCIAL NOTES  The Fernie Free Press has been enlarged.  R. Li. McGammon has been appoin  ted C. P. I', agent at Grand Forks.  The Ciown Bank of Canada is  thinking cf opening a branch at Slocan  City.  The electric power plant at Bon-  nington Falls is to be extensively enlarged.  A mountain lion and a mountain  goat were killed close to Princeton the  other day.  Thiee new dredges will be built and  operated on the Fraser between Lytton  and Lillooet.  XV. E- Welby, of Hedley City, has  secured in Vancouver a full equipment  of rigs for a stage line.  Since the Fail view fire, the fire pro  tection act has been rigidly enforced in  most Okanogan places.  New postage stamps are to be issued  on July i, when the present supply is  used up. They will bear the King's  head.  One thousand acres )^aNveb,een bought  by the Nickel Plate Mining Co./ fif;  teen miles from Princeton, on the Similkameen river.  A laigg hotel has been opened at  Ollalla by the townsfte company, which  II also construct a bridge across>  Keremeos creek.  R. H. Parkinson, E. Bullock-Webster, C. E. Oliver, L. W. Shatford and  , H. French have,been elected directors flf Jhe Hedley City Townsite Co.,  Ltd.  Maps Free.  The Illinois /Central Railway office,  at P .rtland, Oregon, has 9. small sup-  lily of nicely mounted wall maps of the,  United States, 32 x 38 inches, also  Cuba and Porto Rico, enlarged. II  )ou nil! send us ten cents, in stamps,  we will piepay the postage and send  you one of these handsome maps, by  retail) mail.  If you intend going east, or know of  any one coming west', Uf)i}} any point  east or south of St.  Paul,  Grnaha or,  Louis,  we  would  appreciate the'  "' ----''-- or your  say that  .    . advertisement,  bul the niai, s are free.   Addres, B. H  I'xumbull, M^'ln'fdSt., Portland, O  AND  Of every description cau be obtained at Eastern Prices at the  First class ^york aud stpek guarr  auteed.    Estimates furnished  D. J. MATHESON.  INbURANCE AGENT,  KIRK, LIFE, ACC WENT.  CommUkloner r��rt��Hng AfndmlU.  Phoenix, B. C  % a. scon,  Contractor and Builder.  Estimates Furnished.  PHOENIX, B. C.  R. B. KERR,  Rarrister and Solicitor,  notarv public.  PHOENIX, B. C  King Edward Lodge, U.D.  A. F. and A. M.  RfguloreommtniMtionSp. ra. See  and Thursday orrach month.  Kmercent inrcticcn uncalled: Masonic  Hall, Morroon-A-.idcreon Block.  \V. I.. GKRMAtNK.  Seu��Urv.  F. L. COCK.  Vt.U.  Phoenix Federal Labor Union   N\\ lis.   Meets Thursdays at S p. m. at Min-   e:s' Union Hall.   KD BIOWS. Pies. ACCOST PILOKR. Stc'j-.  PHOENIX AERIE  NO. !S5.  Meetings on Friday  al S 30(1 .in., Miners'  (Jul it Hall.  Visiting  brethren  cordially luvtted.  WSL HALL. Tie��.        WM. FLEMING. Secy.  GEORGE GIBSON  SHAVING PARLORS  and BATHROOM.  Graves-Williams  first and Old Ironsides  ��iod.,cor.    Phuenir R. C  usides Ave.      roWDI*, 0. iy.  Webster\  International  Dictionary'  A Dictionary of CNGLISH,  Biography, Gaography. FleUae, ate  New Plates Throufh����t,  25,000   New Words  Phrases   and   Definitions  Prepared under the direct  supervision of W.T.HARRI8 '  Ph.D., LL.D., United States  Commissioner of Education,  assisted by a large corps of  competent��pecialist��.  Rich Bindings 23*4 Fagaa  5000 Illustratlona  Tke International was first issued  in iSgo, succeeding Oie " Unabridged."  The New Edition of the International  was issued in October, iqoo. __GW the  latest and btst.  We also publish  Webster's    Collegiate    Dictionary  with Glossary ol Scottish Words and Phratei.  "First class in quality, second class in tire."  Specimen pages'ctc. ol both  books sent on pnplication.  G.6C.MERI&AM CO.  Publishers  Springfield, Mass.  NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP'  Notice is hereby given that the part  nership heretofore subsisting between  us, the undersigned, as General Agents  in the town of Phoenix, Hiitisli Columbia, has this day been dinsolved by  mutual consent'. All debts owing the  said partnership are to be paid lo E.  W. Monk at the city of Gieenwood,  and claims against the partnership are  to be presented to the said E.W.Monk,  by whom the same will be settled.,  Dated at Greenwood,   B   C.   this  22nd day ot November A. I). 1902.  E. W. Monk,  }?. C. McAki'huk.  Witness: A. ^J. Whiteside.'  Double spring and.rnatlre$$!qr sale.  Inquire at the Pioneer Office, A bargain.  Albin has a new line of cigars that  will suit you to a T.  KKKHKH><HK>OO0  Do You  Take  THE PIONEER  7  You should if you don't. It gives the news  of the Boundary. It works for the Boundary. It is owned by the editor'and not by  any clique or faction. It is worth $J0.00.  It costs only $2.00.  I  JJJACA1AI  CITY SCAVENGER  Leave Orders at City  Clerk's Office  .0>a*  PHOENIX, B. G.  II. D. PIlOiiQa,  Phoenix Shoe Shop.  All Work Guaranteed.   Imported Goods.  HNE BOO'lS ANO KliOKS MADK 10  OKDEK.  PRACTICAL    MINERS'  AND   PROSPECTORS' SHOES   A  SPECIALTY.  Comer Pboeaii St. and Brooklyn Ave.  PELLEW-HARVEY.  BRYANT &GILMAN  VANCOUVER,B. C.  M PROVINCIAL   p  ASSAYERS   L  THK  VANCOUVKR ASSAY OHFICK  Established 1S90.  Minerals Identified nnd Their Values Kx-  VMUed-    FREE OF CHARGE.  Have You a Piece of Doubtru! Rock?   Just  Mail it to ui.   Mill and smelter tests up to  4000 lbs.   Checking Asiaj s a Specialty.   Aeetit for   PABST AND  CALGARY   PE KK.   R. GREIGER,  Manager ���������  GREENWOOD  Always::  Desirable  Odd pieces of furniture to  make your home more comfortable. A luxury you can  enjoy at all seasons.  CLARK & BINNS  FURNITURE DEALERS  . 1 j *  have just what you want most.  ��� ������������������#���������������������#���*>������������������  THE MILWAUKEE  A familiar name fur the Cliirasc", Mil-  tvaulcee & St. Paul Hallway, knovur all  ��� ivtrtlie Union hb the Great Kail wax  running tlie "Piimeer Limited" IrairiF  (.���very day and night between St. Paul  ami Cliicairo, ami Oinnlia and Chicago.  '���The only perfe'-t trains in tlie xvorll."  Un<ler��tand: Connection* are made  with All Transcontinental linif, aHfiir-  ing tp paae'pn'KPs*b' jf |je hp'st set vice known.  I.uxHV|'Vii8C0"a<'})eH('eliL'};/rrc light?, steam  heat, pt a verjpy erjuuled by no other  line.  See that v��nr tioUot trivia via "Tin  Milxiaukee" xxheir gniiijr to any point in  the Uniteii Stales orCHiuvIa. All ticket  ���igentR Bell them.  For rates, pamphlets or other liifor-  ination, addreas,  R. L. Ford, H. S. Rowe,  Trav. Pass. Agt., General Agent,  8FOKANK.WN. I'OKTI.AND.OR  Having  taken   the    Phoenix 4  ) Skating   Rink  for  the winter, I (  .hope to do business with all my4  old friends and many new ones.  J am running it for the money'  * there is in it,' I#jt espepi; (o give*  lvalue fui your money. l   ���  Watch  for further announce-  I ments.    They'll interest you.  I Season Tickkts:  '    ' Jifli AJen     $5.00,  For Ladies. .,..'.. ^ijf.ov  For Hoys    ,.   ? .90 *  ��� Skating Hours:  2:30 p. m. to 4:30 p. m., and (  8 p. in. to 10 p. 111.  (Mine time.)  XV. VV. ROGERS,  vV     '    ���'        Proprietor.  Toltie,Rto(k-hol<Ier8 of Ihe Sirnllka-  rneen Vnllev Coal Company. Limited  and all xxhonr it rViav concern :  Reroiit dpi'i'ltfpinent of the Company's1  coal lands ami conditions lli^t. i>ie now  occurring wairant t|ie Company in noti-  fvlnit all their stock holders (p hold tht  price of same firm ami ��t a good f pure  The Com puny are not offering Vreasuix  Stock at present at any price.  SlMILKAMEKN VaIXEV CoAI,  Co., LtII  Phoenix Home Brewed  ���ye  .Brewed by a Home Institution has pioven the test and has made a  host of Friends who testify to its Good Qualities  PHOENIX BREWERY  JULIUS MUELLER, Pkopriliok.  ^ Comer Standard Ave. and Banner St..' Phoenix ��?  Lion moniiiig worn  ��� JAS. McCRFATH, Prop  nm  W JOBBERS IN WINES, EEER AND CIGARS  't'lVi'i'VW St,u Ai;euln fyr Kciciibrtiiclti u fitlltrnt' tittle I.aliel linuid (lie mutt  ��� iV5rM" iKiiilhlill .mil rcflcJluux ijf Mineral XViiuih,  PhoiirOi'ler4hnHcll��d.  GREENWxOOD and PHOENIX, B C.  NOTICE.  i    Notice ip hereby given Ihat tin; pait-  nergliip between myself and H. .1. Mc-  Q'ia|d having hpen di->olved, all luounfu  clue the Palace livery Stalile are  will  pay-  scltle all  able only to mo, and I  bills against siiid stable.  .Ioiin Com-inb.  Dated at Phoenix, B. C , Sept. 10, J002.  Notice iphereby gif en that all acconnt*-  due the imdetHigned m,]st he P"'1' i">-  ipediixtoly, or they will be placed in the  hands of a po|Icitor for collection.  Chas. A, McCmjng & Co.  Phoenix, B. C. Aug. 10,1902.  Almstrom's chocolates  don't mel  this weather,  but they will  melt in  your mouth.  / ij    ������   ..ii,  Mm Livery si<iDies  t he best established and regulated hosiehy in the Hnun-  d.uy. We aie centrally located in our nexv stables with  a complete outfit 01'Saddle and Diivmg Horses. The  best of rigs.     Parties  driven to any lJyundary   point.  Mclntyre & flcDonald, Props.'  Knob Hill Avenue  Old lronnides  Addilion  Phoenix, B. c.  *  ���  You Should Read  THE PHOENIX PIONEER  The Leading' Weekly  of the Boundary.  Published in the Heart of the Greatest Gold     ym  Copper belt of British Columbia. kj.  13  In 1902  the entire Boundary shipped 500,000 tons of ore,  nearly every ton of which was reduced by  BOUNDARY SMELTERS.  J'hopiijjt camp alopp shipped 330,000 tops, of orp      |(|  last year,  The Pioneer is published eveiy Saturday and  and is sent to any pait of Canada or  the  United      |||  States for ||jj  $2.00  per year���or the rest of the world fo; $3.00   per  year.    It gives the Iffi  Latest pd Most  W^HnS"^!SSK5"  Mkhk hm  luwn iiuiwiijuiiig M  of Boundary Mines and Smelters.     It Is feailess  and independent, and aims to be  DOWN TO DATE.  Ypur ?ubsciiijtion can begin ^t any time.  \ 1  u     ���*�� . ' v  M Address with check  PIONEER PUBLISHING CO,  PH0ENBX, B. C.  A DELICIOUS BREAKFAST T EA  direct from the grower to the consumer.  i'i* ���  \mB*ESa&mBRL\Wm THE PHOENIX PIONEER  ���+*  -H^ + **^+++++++++i+++++++++*+4~tri  "Strongest in the world."  ;;   Assets $ 330��'S68��o63-49-  ���>���   Surplus $70,137,170.01  H. ALLENBERG, Manager,  605 606 607 Empire State Building  SPOKANB, WASH.  ������  IN AID OF  MINING  :: L. W. MAJOR, Asst. Manager, Rossland, B. C.  PHOENIX  market:  I P. Burns & Go.  ��� HEAD OFFICE FOR BOUNDARY CREKK, GREENWOOD, II. C.  2 HEADQUARTERS, NKI.SON, 11. C.  General   Meeting   Called  for  Feb. 25th.  WHICH WILL BE HELD AT VICTORIA  Miner*, Mlneoxvner*. Mercliabla, Bankers,  Professional Men, Farmer* and Others  Invited lo send Delegates.  .... MioWe id Detail Ifeat Merchants.:  JvseWi *  Markets at Nelsor., Kaslo, Three Forks, Sandon, Slocan City,  Silverton, New Denver, Ymir. Salino, Rossland, Trail, Cascade,  ' Grand Forks, Greenwood,,Midway, Niagara and Phoenix.  FISH, OYSTERS AND POUI/TRY IN SEASON.  ���     All orders receive prompt attention.  ��,�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  WNE.  Between Phoenix and Greenwood.  Leave Phoenix 8.30 and I.   Leave Greenwood 10 and 4.  PAILY  &&*�� A, S. 4 PAW, Proprietor*  An Unprecedented  Offer to our Subscribers.  BOTH NEW AND OLD.  Phoenix Pioneer and Toronto  Globe (daily) both for One  vear-    Phoenix Pioneer and Toronto  .: Globe, (weekly) both for One  year :..'..: t   Phoenix Pioneer and Montreal  Daily Herald, both for One  ���������_   /Including Iljuulxonic PorlroitN  yotir .V.of King iM ward, 17*33 Inclie.s.y   Phoenix Pioneer and New York  World, Thrice-a week, both  for one year ���.........���......,.;.  Phoenix Pioneer and Montreal  Family Herald and Weekly Star,  both one year:....... ....... ...L...  $3.75  2.50  2.50  2.75  Subscriptions received to all Magazines and Periodi-  ; calB at publishers lowest rates.  Send all subscriptions |b f his offige.  raogNix,B.e.  lon't Guess At It  But it you are going east write us for our rates, and let us tell you  about the service and accommodation offered by the  {UjiHQti) qfi]p#|| RAILR04��  hrough Tounstj Cars v\a the Hlinois Central from Pacific coast to Chicago  '    -     ' '      '       and Cihc.innqti. ""-'.  ���   \)mh W r�� Wi!te HS ^fiH1 y��Hr "ifli'fH-Wfi.9rp.lh ��/pPsUipj> to give you  |Npvyalu,ab|e inffirrpat|on qipd assistant*.    5,319  miles of trac^oyer which  -ifrjZmt "perajed spnie pf the finest trying in. the >yqr|clr"  ^M  For particulars regarding freight or passenger rates, ca|| pn pr address:  '8$?J C WND8AV, I F ft'P.A.,' H. H. TRUMBULL, Com. Agt.,  -*���** 141  lhird St., PORTLAND, ORIS.  Bmmmmmmm  Better Stationery nnd. .Iph, Prtnti  ws ��li��h tlmt.ihtpiI oiit hv the  Phoenix Pinnpor has yet to he  produced.' The proof oftho pudding is in the eating. Give ns a  trial with your next order   PJONKER TOB. CO,  hone 14.      '        Phoknix,'B. C.  ^ jiflWHer�� iiiir|v��llp<f ftr srnii " 1- w w n 0  r  (ttfur    llonlliig Kultliifr and KucursloiiB.    Kesl-  ;      'deut Physician ai d Nurse     Telegraphic coin-  \.". taunlcitlon with all parts of the world;   two  jf     ^Snaili arrive and depart niry daf.    Its baths  '���r       Ifure all iiervom and muscular diseases; Its wat-  \ mer�� lienl all Kidney I.I\er and Stomach Ailments  -crlerim   *i5to}i8pcr w ek according to rcs-~  ,       (lence iu hotel or Halcyon Hot  bprings.  1*  j*Fhoehfx BaMerft  riioenlx Street  'Phone 53,  i,"^ We make good bread,     Try it,  si  f  .C. W GREER, Proprietor.  Victoria Avenue, Phoenix, B.C.  In Cottage Hotel.  of Family  ar\d   Hotel  trade.  Free delivery1 to all parts oi the city.  J. S. McCAGUE, P.rop.  Viclona, H. C., Januaiy sr, 1903.  The conditions suirounding the mining industry of Biitish Columbia���the  !>rinci|>.".| industiy   of  the  piovime���  have become so buidensomc that min  in(5 opeiations have ceased  10 yield a  ptofii to investors, npd. capital lias ceased to (low into the   countiy.     Efforts  have been made by certain  classes in  the community, sometimes on  behalf  of particular.miners,''sometimes on behalf of tlie mincowneis, and sometimes  by delegations /from   municipalities to  secure  relief from-' the  parliahieut  ol  Canada/arid,from the legislature of the  province,    All Miijli effoi ts have hereto-:  foic tailed, pailly owing to the  imperfect knowledge of our difficulties  pos-  svssed by our   legislators,   and   partly  owing to the Jack   of united, brganiz-  niion fairly representative  of all persons iiiicrchicd in the niiniii" industry.  With a. view to overcoming  such  obstacles and securing for the mining industiy the support which   it  deserves,  it is proposed to form a lar^e and representative association of miners, mine.-  oaneiSj  merdinnts,  hankers,,,.'fanners  and piofessidnal   men,  and all   other  persons, who may be, directly or indirectly interested in tlie mining industry.  By this means, and apparently only  by tin's means, can xve secuie relief for  the industry and such favourable legislation as will restore confidence in fdrT  eign capitalists,  If you can niake our mining industry  prosperous, every other industry in tlie  province will natuially and; necessarily  shaie in such prosperity.'; 'I'he present  depression of nearly all such other in-  dtistiies is the natural  and   necessary  result of the depression in jhiningj  Not an pnlrled EsperlfneDf.  The proposed association is not an  untiied expeiimerit7'1,. Some years; ago  the miners apd nijneowners of California found 'themselves .hampered'as we  are now, with a lot of unjust legislative  conditions,    A few individuals met together to discuss the situation <and devise a remedy, and   they   started the  California Mineis'Association for  the  purpose.     The idea was   grasped immediately, by the working miners,  the  miiieowners,   the  merchants,   farmers  and others, and  the  result, xvas  that  within a. very short time   the  association   succeeded   in obtaining  all the  remedial legislation they required, and  the mining industry   of the   state  increased   by leaps  and   bounds,   and  brought prosperity tO ail other, industries also1. <  ���    .    .   .  Fortunately, xve haye in ou_rmidst a  gcntlem^n-riMr. J. \\. Ilohson,' manager of the Consolidated Cariboo Hydraulic Mining Co.���who was .one of  the orijjinators of the California Miners' Association, and he will lend all  the assist.mce .lie.can. to make a similar success of the Provincial Mining  Association of British Columbia.    7  A preliminary meeting xvas held in  Victoria on Jan. i.ith, w-lien a commit-  , -i'l I i     ''.   IV   ���    '���   1  tee was appointed to draw up a report  to be presented to a public meeting  on the following day. On Jan. ijth,  H |argp arid representative, p.u'bljc meet-,  ing \ya�� \\e\d at (he Boa,r'd of Trade  buildinp in Victoria, ^ttei^ded, t))' num:  bers pf wording miner's, mine managers, merchants, members ofthe legist  latiire, professjonnl men and others who  realized that the welfare of the mining  industiy means the xvelfare of the province. The chairman, Mr. Hobson, ex  plained t'ujly the phiecta and airris of  the fieij a'ssopiJitjon,'. The greatest en-  tliMsiitsin preyajled, and if.WflS ICfllJiied  iha( a.t Ipngth ft llieans had heen found  which would etmure nn uplifting of the  mining industry from its present depression to a position of prosperous  expansion,  rhe meeting recognized that owing  to the spontaneous nature of the nexv  scheme no opportunity ha,c}' been, afforded to secure the cooperation of  the people throughout the province,  and it xvas decided to call a convention,  to be held in Victoria on February 25,  when delegates from all districts would  be able tp attend. a.nd formulate a pert  manen't organization,  'All that remains to he done is to secure representative delegates from the  various cities and districts of the province for the put pose of aUendjrig the  convention at Victoria on' Feb. 25th.  Better Conditions Ensured.  BARGAINS  In Periodicals.  To Subscribers to the Phoenix Pioneer.  ��� v> .' ���"' ���'"...      ���������-.'  I3y speciararrpngeinent xx-e are able to  offer   some  of the best values in  let this offer  passwitout orde/ing one or more of the combinations. Send them to your  friends as presents���a little hioneyWvill thus go a long way. The combination  price pays.for a full yearly subscription to each peiiodical jn the club. Subscriptions may be nexv 6i"reiiexx:als, and ivjll be sent to one or to different addresses.   Tlie^Phoenix Pioiieci^niusi bv iticludi-djn eveiy^combination.    >  Of Strong arid Attrective Offers:  Provincial Mining Association of British Columbia wijl ensure better conditions for the mining; industry, and  thereby restore confidence in the mag  nificciH mineral resources of the province.  The first thing to be  done in each  ���ity and district is to call a meeting as  promntly as possible of all persons in-1  teiested in mining,  and   especially of j  the piaotical working miners, mineown-'|)eriodical subscril)ll0,)S yel II)2(]e. No one who ,eads should  eis, merchants, farmers and others  whose business prosperity is affected  diiectly orindirectly by the prosperity  of the mining industry, arid , let each  ������'.an sign the membership' roll. Each  community is entitled to send one delegate for every 20 members or one delegate in the case of a community of  less than 20 members. The chairman  of each meeting.wijl promptly send in  the names of all members to the undersigned.  The delegates' credentials will consist merely of a. letter : signed by the  chairman and secretary of" each local  branch, certifying the number of mem  bers, enrolled in the city or district, and  the names ol the delegates  appointed.  The constitution and by-laws of the  new association will be settled  at the  convention on February 25th.  ���,'c\:      ' Yours truly,"'  II.   MORTIMKR La Ml),  Provisional Secy.  N. Li.���Please regard this nexv association as onp ivhjch concerns you  personally, and do all in your power to  make it a success, for its success means  your own prosperity,  The preliminary organization selected the following provisional officers:  Chairman, J. Li. Hobson; secretary,  H. Mortimer' Lamb; executive committee, A. C. Fiumerfelt, A.L. Welyea,  K. C; F. S. Barnard, A.Q. Gait, Hon,  James Reed, L. H. Griffith, XV. J.  Waterman, J.'Stables, M. P. P.; S. S.  Taylor, K. C; R. B. Skinner, F. Peters, K. C; H; D. Helmcken, K. C,  M. P. P.; R. D. Featheistonhaugh, J.  H. Uroxviilee,  ������:-..   . CLASS A.  ���                         CLASS B  I'hoenix Pioneer.,.'..;,'..........  n 00  Iti.'viexv of Hevii'Wfi   Success ............. .............  100  xVorld'w '.Voik   Cosmopnlittin .  .... .���'........-....  100  .Current Literature   Frank Leslie'* Popular Monthly, ,  1 on  Country Life   Every body's Magazine.   100  l.ipp'Incoit'H Mimaziiie...  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People tumbled over ���'  each other to give blrn the money.   Hi .  beg-an   playing-   with   thousand-franc     '  notes.    Wihen I left h*  was playini  with flve-franc pieces.  1 was told thai    .  all but about *5,000. of the J50,<HKJ'wajr' :  gone.  There is no such thing: as breaking the bank at Monte Carlo.   A maa 7 "  who has lived Jn the place merely ��!'"'  resident for years told me' the' gam-, -  bling-house paid returns as regular al    ���  dividends  on  the  New, York Oentra* it-  Railroad.  I suppose th��re are ten rou" 'V  lette-tables, and each table is a ban��   .  with a capital of J120.000.   If you win  all  Its  capital   that   particular   tablt  closes for the day to get a change of  Juck.    That is all  the bank-breaking  there Is. You would have to go througli  all the other, tables���roulette, rouge-et-  noir,   and   trente-et-quarante ��� befor*  you close up the concern, and there ar��  several of each.    They .are a dismal  looking lot���������the players.   I never sax*'  one of them smile,, and  the  winneri  looked as miserable as the losers.   Nobody gets away with any money, nc  matter how much he wins.   At least 11  ,.Zery rare' I Baw one man begin  with a thousand-franc note���1200.' H<  Played and won���doubled his money:  Played,   and   won   again,   and    again    ���  2Uble.a��. He kcpt on unt�� he. "ad won  about J24.000.   Then he started resolute-~ *"  Ly  H '����at-   At- the door, he stopped, -~. ,  hesitated, and turned back, .^esaun:  tered over to .the table,, and "looked.on,  at the.game for a while.  ThenihV'put-��  KTcat  Phoenix Pioneer  <2 00  A rt Interchange     4 00  Orany other in Class B.  Country Life  3 00  Or any other in Class B.  Canadian Magazine  2 5(  Orany oilier in Class B.  .  Suecess     1 01  Our price for the five, $7.25  toned up Ms  coat agnin,  with  decision, and started out.with-a-lh-uw  stride.   But he could not ��� posltlval*.  could not get through the door.TTht��  last I saw of him he was plaving away  again, and the *24,000 was going pell- '  meli back into the g-ambllng-house.cof,-  rers.   I did see one man, however, win  and go away wfiih his money.- He wai  a  very rich  man,  as I  happened  tc  know, and Just played Sor fu��, not car-'  Ing whether he won or not.   He hat  astonishing luck.    The same  numbei  came up Ave times in succession���an  unusual thing.   It made a great sensation in the room, and people gathered  about.   At the fifth turn of the number he, swiped in everything from tbt  table,  and  poked  away th* wads ol  French   banknotes   into   his   pocketi '  right and left.   He won about tO.000 ir  a very few moments."  RE MARCOS QPPENHEIUJER'S ESTATE.  -A" -persons having claims against  the estate ol the late M-aieus-Qppen-  heimer, of Marcus, H'ash.,TJ, g. A.,  are requested to deliver the "same to  the undersigned at Phoenix, 15. C.,  not latei .than February 16, 1903.  7 R, B,  Kekr,  Solicitor tor the Executors;  Postage prepaid on all subscriptions to any part of the United States and  Canada. Quotations given on any list of periodicals, in any language, jren.  any country, in connection wUh the Phoenix Pioneer.    Address,  PIOKEER PUB. CO.,  '���, '      ���-' ..''"'"' ���'.������'.'���' PHOENIX, B. C.   ..,  Oregon R, 8. & Nav. Co.  Oregon Short Line R. R.  Union Pacific R.R.  ONLY LINE EAST VIA  Salt Lake andj Denver.  ���Two, Trails Dailv.  .  Steamship tickets to Europe and other  foreign countries.  Leaves   Daily  SjK!t<l"<! ^UTue Scliediile;  Eftective Eiec. 3j 1902  ' "Arrives  Daily  45i>.'H. PAST MAU,���T11 and from  Coeur d'^lene district, Farm-  iiigtoii Garfield ' olfaif. Pim.  man, ^Moscow, *Pomeray, .  WaitsUmg, Dayton. W a 11 a  AValla, Pei:dleton. nnker.City  and nil points Kast,, ;', 6.jj p, in.  4:15 P- m. ��.XPRlJSSi-For FnrniliiBlon  Oarfleld, CoIfhK, Pullman,  Moscow,I.ewlston, Portland  Pan Franclaco, Pnker City  aud all points HAST.  KXI'RKSS ���From all points  Kast, Baker City, San Fran-  Cisco, Portland, Colfax, Oar-  ficld and Farmington.\..,,:1:'.C5.3Qa. jn.  ���Kxccpt Sunday. ..'���"���   " ' l   ' "'  SHOHT LINE TO CALIFORNIA.  . San Fiancisco-Portlaml Route.  Steamers sail from Ainsworth ilock, Portland,  at 8p. in. and TrOni Spear Street Vi.iarf, SjiinU'ran.  Cisco, atio a. iii. every five iW^.   '   ���-������'"   '  Ti^ke'^ou s'^Wa( al\s. F-'&TtJ. Stations.  For ^'irtlier inforniation as to rates, time of  trains, equipment, etc., address  G^O. J. MOlil.l��R,'qV'uieml Agent,  4jo Siyer^c ^ve., Spokane, Wasli  MINERAL ACT. ,  Certificate of Improvements.  "  NOTICE.' 7  Tloinlnlou Mineral ''laiin, situate iu the Grand  Forks Mining: Division of Osoyoos District.  Where located.-On I.ookoutMountaiu/aiid  near the Lookout Mineral Claim.  Take notice that I, Sydney M Johnson acting  usageutforj P. Shannon, FreeSHntr's Cerl'S-  eale No. 11 54405. intend, sixty days from tlie date  hereof, to apply lo the Mining Recorder for n  certificate of improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a crown grant of tile above claim.  And further take notice that ac'ion,'under section 37, must he commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of.iinprovcmcnts.  Paled this 12th day of July, A. D., 1502.  43 Sydney M. Johnson  MINERAL ACT.  Certificate of Improvements,  NOTICK.  llig Six Mineral Claim, situate iu  the   Grand  Forks Mining Division of Osoyoos District.  Where located: In Wellington Camp, adjoining the Jim Mineral Claim.  Take notice that I. Sydney M. Johnson, acting  as agent for T. P. Mclntyre, Fret Miner's Oertifi-.  cate No. 11 51619, and Q. \\. Uoliinsou, Free Miner's  Certificate No. B 38x16.,'intend, sixty days from  the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder  for a certificate ol improvements, for the purpose  of obtaining a crown grant ofthe above claim.  -��� And further take notice tlml action, mutec section 37, must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 30th day of July, A. D.. 1902.  48  Sydney M. Johnson.  SpoKane Falls and nortiiern  NELSON  &   FORT   SHEPPARI)  RED MOUNTAIN 11%.  Washington ?pg grfsat Nop. Ry.  " V.fv.wde, Ry,  The fl||]y oil-rail twite between all nolnlH cast  >vei,t, mid sfliith Jo Hcsslaml, Nelson mid all iu  tennedlate jtaint^i; Cfliuieetlng al .Spokane with  Ihe Ureal Noitliern, Northern Pacific aud O. R. &  N. Co.  Connects at Rossland and Nelson with Canadian Pacific Railway.. . ������* v'"-'  Connects aflioUoii with steamer for Kaslo aud  all Kodteviay Cake points.  Connects at Curlew with stage for Green  wood and Midway, B. C.  Buffet cars run on passenger li'^lqa between  twecu Spokane and ijcpub'U;.  AN ALL ABIDING FAITH.  The Illinois Central Rnilroad Company  lias an all abiding faith in the future of  thel.rcat Northwest. A short time n^o,  this was mnnifi'steil l>y tlie eslahlish-  inent, in Seiittle, of an agency to take  caro of their interests thciv. The latest  efl'oH is to put. on a splendidly equipped  new train service between St. I'nul aiu!  Chicago. The new trains will Iv r'nii-  niiigSunday, NoveiiiliBr 8nd. Tlievwill  use thf-jr ovyn vails between Chicago and  Albert ^iea, W.itiii., and. tlie Minneapolis  ifcSt..'Loiiis By. tiack froiu Albert'Lea to  Minneapolis and St. Vm\I, rnmiinp into  the Unjon Pepftv at St. Pawl, which is  the same Ihat is used by all lines in that  ������ity.  The tram is to be known us "The Chi-  cnuo,St. PhuIurn)Minneapolis Limited,"  and will consist of sleeping car, buffet  library car and reclining chair car  thruuiih without, charge between Chicago  nndM'nineiipolis and St. Paul. D.inhij; f  car service will also be u,ia^iit(\linvl, sui -  per being serv&V Plit of Cliiiagu and  tirealj[|\st ^iit'o.Chicjigd. Trains will leave  St. Piiul at 7.10 p. in. and arrive In Ohi-  cngo p.30 a. ni, Leave Chicago at fi. 10  n. m. nnd arrives at St. Paul at 8.40 a.  m. making close connections at St. Paul  with all western lines. Ticket.-' can be  purchased via this line, in eonnec^iuu j  with all western lines, at all o,tn.li6.nj;'.  For   further   inf,o.cuu>l>on    regardim;  rates, rptite,?.,  tiin'e, etc., call on or nd-  idress, '"'"'���.  B. II. Tkumhuli,,  Coininercial Agen III. Cent. R. R.  142 Third St., Portliiiulj Qre,  Paui. ^TuaMi'so.v,  -Freight& PiiRsenaer Agent,  III. Cent. K. R.. Seattle, Wash.  There are just  Two Kinds of  JOB PRINTING  They are the hind that is a  credit to you and your prin-  : ter and ���the other kind. ...  Ours is Said to be the Best  &     .  When.you want something  Neat,*'  Clean,  Attractive  IN OFFICE STATIONERY   '  We have the art and the artists to give  you exactly what you wish.  Our mechanical  department equipped  with the latest and best.  PIONEER PUBLISHING CO.,  PHOKNIX, B. C.  r  UonH you want to read the news ol  the day while it is news? You will  find it in (lieDaily News, Kootenay's  live daily, publish d at Nelson, 13. C.,  at 50 cents per month by mail. Can  I>o-had also of your local newsdealer  on day of publication.  Why Women Can't Throw  .Straight  T hae often been a source ot wondei '  to married men  that  their wive..  should  Invariably  hit the  cat,  oi  some  other  lnoftendlng  object,   wher  aiming: bootjacks and other missiles !r  their direction.   An explanation Is nov  to hand, which, it Is hoped, will ado-  enlightenment, as well as consolation  to any benighted Benedict who has ex  perlenced this idiosyncrasy. - It appear-  that the reason a woman cannot air  straight Is on account of her collarbone being too large to enable her tc-  acqulre a free swipe of the arm.   ThI:  simply shows that when kind Provl  dence sent woman  Into  the void fo;  man to lavish his affections and earn  lngs upon, everything was beautiful^  and systematically thought out.   Htio  woman been'physically constructed s<  that her shying powers were equal c  those ; of man/husbands  would  h��vt  had a mighty busy time of it dodginj-  things generally.   Thanks to that same  Providence, however, woman can stil'  throw her. lily-white arms round oui  manly necks and hit the bull's-eye ev  ery time.  No matter what the world may say  About a woman throwing straight  Dame Nature built her Just that way  That man might    dodge   her whet,  irate.  Her collar-bone consoles her utill  In formulating llrle plans  To "collar" and to "bone" at will  "Most everything of simple man's.  Civilization.  <<i  I^FV^CTIVIS NQV,?3  t,��t|rc, .  ���j J5u in Spokaiic... '..  .0.15.1. m  RosMnud   7:00 a. in Nelson '.   11:00a. m Grand Forks...,  10:24 a. in Cu^lc\y ;,:;'.  5:13 n. in........       ���'���'���������   190?,  Arrive  ...S'^s p. in  ...5:10 p. 111,  ....8 00 p. ni  ���I'ftfl fl; !�����   vi,4:4> P.'in-  .:..l<epi|hliO,,.,���. ,5:49 p. in.  H.A.JACKSON,  General Posienicer Agent.  Spokane, Wash.  Old papers for sale at  the Pioneejr  office, at 25 cents per 100.  Your leisure monents nay be pleasantly spent at Albin's pool rooms.  Nelson's daily, the News, has all the  news that is news.    At your ne\ysdeal-  l'he successful' organization of the|er's, or by mail for $c< ce.ti.ts per month,  The property now occupied by  the postoffice, aiu], kuown as tlie  Posfoffe Mlki  PHOENIX, II. C.,  Is For Sale,  PRICE, $3,000.  Apply to  H, SVERRY,  Greenwood,  li. C.  aec��*��i��o��eaee*9eooc��aae����a  \ MRS. BATON 5  O "fA'arfier of ���  ���   ^lANQ and VOICE CULTURE   %  9                                 .     ���  q Residence near Granby Hotel, ^  O                            I'hoenix, fi. ii. e  �� 9  WORWH  NOTICE.  Notice is liercliy yivi-n that havinj;  leased tin; Central Hotel, corner Sworn)  Street and Old IronsiuVs avoniie, Pboe-  nix, B, C.,to Finnk Amlersfbn, tain mil  responsible Cor any debts contracted by  .or njrninst^nid Central Hotel from the  ' 1st day of November, 1002.  August J.voksos.  TOBACCO  ttecairse It, is the BEST quality  Because it is the MOST LASTING chew  Because it is the LAKCi EST bigU grade 10  or 25c plug  Because ilieTAftS ARE VALUABLE for  lU'i'Uiiunis until January I, J90S  Uewiuse we (lUAKANTEE every ping mid  Because YOUR DEALER IS AUTHORIZE \> TO REFUND MONEY  IF YOU ARE NOT SATISFIED  Tub Empire Toiuuco Co., Ltd  SEE the ship- " said The Eaves-  I     dropper, as he ��tole iwund thl  * world to me, "on a dozen sides oi  the world.   I hear them fighting with  the sea."  "And what do you see on the ships V"  I said.  "Figures of men and women���thousands of flgrures of men and women.��� -  "And what are they doiiMf?"  "They are walking fiercely," he sata  ���"some of them���walking fiercely ur  and down the decks before the sea."  "Why?" said I.  "Because they cannot stand still ami;  look at It. Others are reading in chaita  because they cannot sit still and loofc  at It."  "And   there   are    some,"     said   The  Eavesdropper,   "with   roofs  of  boards  above  their heads    (to protect    there.^  from  Wonder)���down  la    the    hold-  playing cards."  There was silence.  ��� ���      ��   .   t>      ���      .      ��  "What are you seeing now?" I said.  "Trains,"  he  satd���"a  giobe  full   ol-  trains.   They are ou a dozen sides of it.  They are clinging to  the crusts of'ft  ���^mountains���rivers���prairies���some  Ir. -  the light and some In the dark���creeping through space."  "And what do you see In the trains?"^  "Miles of faces."  "And the faces?" !  "They are pushing on the trains."  .   j .  ��� *      * '    ���      *      ��       ��  "What are you seeing now?" I said!  "Cities," he said���"street* of cities-"  miles of streets of cities."  "And what do you sen In tlie street!.  of cities?"  "Men, women, and smoka." >  '   '  "And what are the men ind womei  a.oi.nsr  "Hurrying," said he.  "Where?" said I.  "God knows."���Gerald Stanley Lee In.  "Critic." >���  A Matter of Cedar.  Chromatopseudopsis 1b the medical  term for color-Mlndnesa, and statistic*  show that meo are much more chro.  matopseudopsically inclined than women. The roan invariably succumbs to  phramatopseudoptitude when, he trjes  io match a ribbon.���"Judge."  is the lever that moves the furi--  iuess world ��� so the men who  really know, who are conspicuous for their success, assert.  If you wish to reach the |>eo-  ple of Phcenix and the Boundary generally, you cannot do it  without usiii" the columns ot  the Phoenix Pioneer.  Rates on application to  Pioneer Pun. Co.,  Phoenix, B.C.  V'J  MMMMMiiimmmmmmmmmm THE PHOENIX PIONEER  * H ft  fi 4  i  ^  m  r ���v41��4  P,ffo  fcifssi  ���ii f v.   A  'iii&j  t'jiife)  �����'���',-i ~  iagsss5S3ffl^SB^g^SM@HMs^s^^ssffl! Choice  *  &6e Bellevue Hotel  MARSHALL & SHEA, Proprietors.  Wines, Liquors, Cigars:: That's All  KNOB HILL AVE ,  PHOENIX, B. C.  b^^^^^h^��iWi^^^^h^^^  Tailoring.  vwi  .,*  Our Specialty.  We make a specialty of Watches that will keep the very best of  ' ' Time".    Being official time inspectors for the C. P. R. for the  '  entire Boundary, it can readily be noted that we must have the  -'correct time.    We keep  the finest and  most accutate move-  "" " ments made, and can furnish them on short notice.  f;t:';QEO. E. DEY,  y'-"- - '     ' The Jeweler, Knob Hill Avenue.  I :-ii"   -  '  Official.C.P.R. Time Inspector.  BRIEF NEWS NOTES  MATTERS OF GEN-  ERAL INTEREST  TO   PHOENICIANS  ���$  If you notice a well dressed  man in Phoenix, you may rest  assuied that he placed his order for his stylish clothes with  Bob, the Tailor.  l^^^S^S^^S^^^  Remember Lowfley .$.  Lowney's  Celebrated ChocolateT that" we ran  completely out of stock  During the holidays, so great  was  the  demand  for  ��� .fkan.tr* ��� (������ tvbicrlber* to the Pioneer  -4����t t,f|w�����lw are delinquent for the fear  IMZ.: It jw ir* one of these, the editor will  ataraaift* aroatat liquidation.  -Water Troubles ��� This week a  break occurred in the water main between the pump house at the lake and  the.' 100,000 gallon tank, and with  iteady* (tumping but half the water from  the lake reached the tank. The bieak  i* now being looked after.  has been doing as well as possible under the existing circumstances to give  good lights here, they weie handicapped from various causes The lights  are now turned on in the city at 4 30  p. ni., standard time, and cut off at 8  a m., J. L. Mai tin being in charge of  both the water and light systems.  '."Patients1 at Hospital���At present  there ire four patients at the Phoenix  General Hospital, being Alex -Milkie,  George'Murphy, Wm. Priestley,and  Gus Hendrickson, all oi whom are getting along well. ��� Besides these Mrs.  Haggertyis there on account of her  seven< weeks', old child.  Railway Prepares ��� It is stated  (hat lumber is being hauled for the  builtfmg of railway "construction camps  Between Curlew and Midway, on the  route of the V., V. & E. extension, so  that a�� soon as active construction can  be undertaken, no time will be lost in  getting to work. It is evident that  tfhiaf Engineer Kennedy proposes to  let no grass grow under his feet as soon  aithe snow is gone.  ���  !  J  L  >���*���������������-��� ������ �������������<  �����..��<�����<��  LOCAL JOTTINGS  ?  -��*+��*����������������-  Had a Packed House���Rev. Thos.  J. Hagerty, the noted lecturer, appeared- at-Miners*  Union  hall Tuesday  everting, and delivered an address on  Socialism, to an audience that filled  ���the hall to overflowing.    Mr. Hagerty  'is a fluent and interesting talker, and  <fca�� become famous in the lecture field.  :He can speak twelve languages. Wednesday evening he lectured at Greenwood, Thursday at Northport and-Fri-  dajpat Nelson.   .  t .- -I$y Business Men ��� The business  .menif Greenwood have held several  meetings of late to form an organization for mutual benefit. A preliminary organization was formed  with the  * following officers:    President, Dr. J.E.  sSpankie; vice-president,   W. H. Law;  ^secretary, Frank M. Elkins. The new  organization, when it gets down to  work) proposes to make known the re:  purees of the district to  the outside  , world, and should  be able to be of  j great, utility in this way.  1 Better Electric Lights ��� Last  ''Saturday night the new electric light  "'service, from Cascade, was turned on  ��� for ihe city's general use, and the  Greenwood service cut off. 'I'he result is an improved service to consumers in this 5ity,,so much so that it is  noticeable.*' , While  the  Greenwood  The Phoenix Socialist Club has suh-  ciibed $10 to the fund for the piopa-  galion of the order in the province.  Manager Rogers, ofthe skating rink,  is proposing to hold another carnival  on Monday evening, Februa-iy 15th.  William MacAdams, of the Sandon  Paystreak, vis:ted the city this week as  the manager of the Sandon hockey team.  A party of Phoenicians went to  Greenwood Thursday night, to take in  the skating carnival there, which they  state was a great success.  Dr. G. S.' Gordon, who has been  spending the last three months in Montreal, New York and England, is expected b--ck in camp shortly.  Edward Stilling, a conductor on the  Phoenix branch of the C. P. R., was  recently married to Miss Ida M. Smith,  and they have settled al Eholt.  Hugh McGuire, who formerely conducted Che Brooklyn Hotel in this city,  was in town again last Monday, and  may decide to locate here again.  Alderman Willian J. Porter, with  Mrs. Porter, atter taking in the Rossland bonspiel, are now spending a brief  season at Vancouver and Victoria.  A parlor social by the ladies of the  Methodist church will be held at the  home of Mrs. Jenkins, in the Marsh  block, Victoria ave., Monday evening.  The Smelter Lake sawmill, which  was burned some time since, and rebuilt, is now in active operation, turning out about 30,000 feet of lumber  daily.    1  E. G. Wanen, manager ofthe Greenwood Electric Co., was in the city this  week, making the last of the monthly  collections from consumers here for  his company.  Sandon went down before the Rossland team at hockey last Wednesday  evening, the score being 5 to 2. The  Sandon team has abandoned its Crow's  Nest trip for the present.  Grand Forks has a preacher on the  new aldermanic board, Rev. R.W. Trotter. The other aldermen are J. A.  Manly, Robert Gaw, N. McLellan,  Chas. Cusson and P. T. McCallum. -  Harry Johns, superintendent   of the  visitor to the city Monday night to witness the San Jon-1'hoenix hockey match.  He is piesident of the Greenwood  hockey team.  Thursday's passenger train was seven  hours late, due to a derailed engine  at Ti ail.  A trial shipment is being made by  the Lancashire Inaction claim, near  Greenwood.  The subject of the sermon at the  Methodist church tomorrow evening  will be, "Different Kinds of People."  The resignation of Ralph Smailes,  as mayor of Greenwood, lias been ac-  accepted by the citj council of that  place, and a new election ordeied, the  nominations for which nil! be held on  February 151I1.  W.J. Hodgins, an old resident ol  Phoeim, who has been spending the  summer in the Edmonton countiy, ie-  turned to Phoenix early this week. He  reports ihat country booming, and may  return there in the spang.  It is announced in Greenwood that  F. J. Finucane, manager ofthe Bank  of Montreal, has sold his interest in the  Greenwood Electric Co., 10 Jay 1'.  Graves. Price Bros, of Montreal, own  nearly all the rest of the shares.  Rev. J. W. IHndley, of Vancouver,  Congregational missionary for the province, was a visitor in the city last week,  and is talking of moving the society's  church here to a more central location  and making a reading room of it.  All of the work turned out of  this establishment is guaranteed lo be the very best .11 fit,  material and workmanship.  Watch this space for our  Spring Announcement. It will  be worth your while.  R. HORRELL,  "Bob, the Tailor,'\  Knob Hill Avenue, Phoenix, B. C.  r  CHtircK Services  Tomorrow.  BUSINESS NOTICES.  Electric Co. for the last  three years Sunset mine, Deadwood  camp, was a  1 r  <3  m  ta *  ���fv  v��  .. * t  GOOD NEWS...  ���FROM  TKE   PEOPLE'S STORE  FLOUR  Until further notice we will sell the Celebrated Snow  Flake Hard Wheat Flonr at $1.35 and $2.70 ppr sack���guaranteed to make more and better bread than any /lour on the market.   Remember���you will be charged  for inferior flour i$ and  '$6.20 by other dealers, while this only costs you $.40.  We still have plenty of that Butter like onr motlnrs  made, while in quality it is not to be compared to the cheap  trash on {the market. Still onr price iB 27>�� cents per pound  by the box.  Our potatoea are etill selling at a dollar per sack.  Everything marked In plain figures and prices are right.  ���Phone 61.'  Dr. Mathison, Dentist.  Albin's News Depot is the place for  periodicals of all kinds.  For fine watch and jewelry repairing  see Zimmerniann, on First stieet.  Choice tobaccos and cigais at Albin's  News 'depot.  Dr. Mathison, dentist, will be at his  office, Bank block, from Feb. 10 to 14.  When you want a good pair_ of miners' shoes, go to the Ironsides ohoe  Shop.  If your eyes cause uneasiness watch  for the visit of Geo. L. Pedlar, Specialist,  The Nelson Daily News is the best  daily in the interior. Get it from your  local newsdealer.  Fruits and confectionery, fresh and  tempting, at popular prices. Albin's  News depot.  Can you make a better present to  your eastern friends than a subscription  to the Phoenix Pioneer for a yeai ?  All the news of the Kootenay and  Yale in the Nelson Daily News. At  your newsdealer on day of publication.  When you want some repairing done,  go to the Ironsides Shoe Shop.  If you are a slranger come, in;  whether you want anything or not  you're always welcome at Albin's  News Depot.  Milner, the photographer, has been  making some fine pictures in the latest style of the art. For a short time  only he will continue to do the best  photographing yet turned out in Phoenix.    Better have that sitting now.  Catholic ��� Mass will be held to-  moiroiv at 10 a, 111 and 7.30 p. 111.  Chuich ol" England���St John's  Mission; sei vices each S.inday as follows: Holy. Communion 8 a. m.,  Morning Prayer 11 a. m., Evening  Prayer 7.30 p. m. Standard lime. All  seats free   Rev.- E. P. Flewelling, vicai.  St Andrews' Presbyterian Church,  Service tomorrow at 11 a. m. and  7:30 p. in. Sunday school and Bible  class at 2:30 p~.~m. Mi jweek meeting  Wednesday at 7 30 p.m. Rev. V. M.  Pur<?y, B. A., pastor.  Methodist���11 a. m.o Talks on the  Life of Christ. 2 p.m., Sunday school  as usual. 7.30 p. m., evening sei-  vice.   Rev. T. Green, B. A, pastor.  We have received another supply, however, and can once  again give you the choicest confections ever brought to Bnlish  Columbia. If you haven't tried them, youv'e missed something.  BOYLE,  THE Prescription Druggist.  &jg^P^��^^^lll  ��fji .  Reduced Ratet Prom I be feast,  Commencing Fehiuary 15tt) mid con.  tinuing until ApiilUOih there will be low  rates in effect from the east via the Illinois Central It R. to all Washington,  Oregon and Idaho points. If any of  youi fiiendsor relatives in the east are  coming west while these rates are in  effect, give us their name and address,  and we will make It our business to see  that they are given the best possible service. We operate through peigonallv  conducted excursion earn, and in fact  give you Ihe benefit ofthe latest conveniences known to modern railroading.  We have |5 different routes between the  east and the west, and are in position to  give you the benefit of the b'esj;' combinations. Write us and we wjll give von  fullparticnlius. B. H.Trumbull, Co'm'l  Agent, 111. Cent, R. R , J.42 Third St.,  Portland, Oiegon.  The Ironsides  SHOE SHOP  Miners' Shoes made  to order,  and repairing promptly done-  Give trie a call,  B. 1MLANDRINI,  Cor. OKI Iixmbiifcs Avenue ami I'i st Pt.  Furnished Rooms  WITH  PRIVATE BOARD.  Mrs.-P. A. Klein,    Knob Hill Ave  R. A. Scott Residence.  All Sensible People Travel by the  C.P.R.  SPEED  AFETY  ATISFACTION  Look I Look!   Look!  Leave Phoenix 1:25 p. m.  Ariive Winnipeg 3d day, 8>:50 a m.  Arrive St. Paul 3d du'v. (5:40 p. in.  Arrive Chicago 4lh day, fl :30 a   111.  AriiveToninlo  5th day, 2:45 p. 111.  ArriveMontieal....oih day, (5:30 p. m.  Arnve New York. . .Gth day, 8:55 a. in  Through Tourist  Sleeping Cars  '  ' EAST  Lenyes Dunnmro Jrjncljop daily for St,  Paul 1 Kootenay Landing Tuesdev and  Saturday for To.opto, Montreal and  all eastern point?,  G 1 to the east, go to the west.  Goon the road with nervii-e 1 tic hest.  Speed, Bjfetv and  com foi t���no need tu  enqniic.  Why, the best in the world is the C.P.R.  Rates and information regarding tin  "Only Way" will be chew fully furnished upon application to  O. XV. Dey, E.J. Covi.e,.  Agent, A.G.P.Agt.  Phoenix, B. C.   Vancouver, B.C  J.  S. CARfBK, p. P. A.,  ,  Nelson,"B.C.  Eastern   Townships "Bank.  ESTABLISHED 1859.  CAPITAL $2,000,000. RESERVE FUND, $i,200,00c.  HE49 Office, SHERBROOKE, QUE3EC.  Wm Parwkm,, Prt��i4c��|:.       /as. faackiuDon,  Gen'l Mgr. S. F. Morky, Inspector.  SHKRBROUKE, QUKIiEC  ROCK IbLAND, "  RICHMOND, ",  j   HUNTING! ON, "  OUMSTOV.V, "  bT. SLUHp, "  'Tvf'e't       ...  ,   ��       . rt*'4t  BRANQWE��   MONTREAL, QUEBSC.  COWANSVILMJ, "  ' GRANBY, "  MAO0O, "  WINDSOR MIU.fi,       "  GRAND FORKS, B. 0.  ^y.m:R^.qo,  COATICOOK,  "BEDFORD,  8T.   HYACINTHE  SDTTON  PHOENIX,  B.  C.  QUEBEC.  COE? RESPONDENTS.  IN CANADA- The Bank of Montreal-  IN TJNITKD STATES:  National Park Bank, Nrw York.  National Ificliatige Bank. Boston.  First National Bank, Portlaud.  Exchange National Bank, Spokane, Wash.  IN EUROPB:  NaUonalBaiik of Scotland.  Savings e?ank Department.  Jnterefct at flight currenj rates credited oil  saving ace itfiiUj- '  N.  II. SLACK,. Aclg. Mgr.,  \   i PhpeuiJf Branch.  A.P.  1st.  tlardy=riclfenzie id  Ion kaov k rest.  Announcement.  We thank our many friends  for the excellent trade enjoyed during 1902, aud ask for  a continuance of the same in  1903. We have a better and  larger stock than ever Ot  goods that should be found  in a first-class Stationer's,  including���  BOOKS,        WALL PAPER,  PERIODICALS, FANCY  GOODS,  STATIONERY,   TOYS,  MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS,   -  TYPEWRITER SUPPLIES,  PHOTO. SUPPLIES, Etc.,  CONI'ECIIONERY,  CIGARS   and  TOCACCOS.  ' Me for' an  Accident;  Life,  Or Fire  Insurance Policy  Holme to rent.-  Mines, Stock* and lieu I Entail1 For Pule.  <   Money to Loan. <  r.  AGENT,  Graves-Williams  Block, '  'Phoknix.H.C.  p:0 Ho.x 33,  J  Knob Hii.lAvk., Phokm.x, B.C.  TRANSFEK of license.  Notice is hereby given that at the next  Kitting of the license commissioners for  the city of Phoenix I intend to apply  for a transfer to Frank Anderson of the  license which I hold tosell liquor by retail in thn Central hotel, situated on Old  Ironsides avenue. Phoenix, B. C.  Dated at Phoenix, B. 0., this 1st day  of November, 1002.  Auguht Jackson.  Union goods:���You will' find the  hest lines of union made cigars and  tobaccos, at Albin's News Depot,  A new line of cigais at Albin's News  Depot.    Have you tried them ?  Cotton raus wanted at the Pioneer  office. Highest price paid. Bring  'em along and get your money.  Cnrpet your ll'xir now.    Wc'hiivu  picked up  300" Yards of Carpet,  AH new, at a luiiynin. andwilf .g^ll lt| ���  liiVTtaiti��� at from '��Sto(V5 i't-nlit."..N'orlli  double the money.   At the  Granby Exchange.  Lately Milner, the photographer, u(  late, has been making a nuinbei of excellent inteiior views, such as offices,  parlors, silting rooms, etc.", Call on  him il you wish'anytliing of this kind.  Skate Sharpening  PROMPLY HONE    -  t  Chas. Sandberg, Phoenix, B.C.  Leave skutcs at Mcltuu'r Sloie.  Complete  Stamp Mill  Equipments,  STRICTLY MODERN  DESIGNS,  USING  HIGH GRADEIMATERIAL ONLY.  Power   Plant*.   Mlnine ��� ind   Hoisting  Machinery.  ENCKES  ~  LCHINE  OMPANY  Head Office and Works:  Lansdowne Street,  Sherbrooke, Quebec  Canada.  Stocks carried at  Itopsland and Greenwood, B. C.  1 ".  rn  le 11 & I is  And Real Estate in Phoenix will never be cheaper than it is today.  Phoenix has now reached that stage where its permanence is, assured, and  now is the time to secure a home or business property.  I have some houses to rent at reasonable rates.    Call and see me.  Q. W. RUMBERGER.  Dominion Ay��ou��. DHmTMIV      Tt      f*  Tf!��F|i��m No. 28. MPMf.VfMZfPf^J^^    O.    Ks.  ��� ���  .ANNUAL.,  During the month of January we shall offer Special  Inducements  in  Men's and  Ladies' MADE-UP WINTER GARMENTS.  REMNANTS of everything,  and all ODD LINES  At Special Prices. Cq��t is No Qbjegk  Broken Lines in Men's Fine Shoes.  The "Geo. A. Slater" Invictus Shoe, and Regular value, $5,  The Ames-Holden Company makes. $5,50 and $i  Bargains in OxfQrds and Slippers*.  Dominiou Avenue, phoenix, B. C.  him  m  Mm  fm  >4 EZ  \ 'Si  <fflf  IffiS.  1 *���/?*  "u,  j An^ -^ j,. ^>^��.���  ���K |��.m1i��  ZTZS^SS^^S&^SSISSms^smmmmiammmm^

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