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The Phoenix Pioneer and Boundary Mining Journal Mar 7, 1908

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Array /'vSii^-iwy"*'-'*-""'":'',;" "'"'  jlllllljjjlg^^  uttt  AND   BOUNDARY   MINING  Ninth Vp.ak  PHOENIX,   BRITISH COLUMBIA,!SATURDAY, MARCH ?K^/GTORtA  ^��a.n^.jnw��^.i ^i . mi. -�� --,. -rr^niii^*rtXjMJWiiJTunJj~i_riij_o.  ���  i  ���  No, j 6  I  The Grocery Department is  one of the most important  parts of a Store. We give our  Grocery Department the most  careful attention���in buying,  to see that we get the very  Best Brands, the Freshest  Goods, and the Best Assortment Possible/  W.e feel satisfied that we offer  a little better grade of goods  than the average grocery store  and sell them at exactly the  same price as cheaper brands.  A Few SpecialsIFor Saturday:  I.argit Navel Oranges  Medium Navel Oranges  Nice Crisp Celery  Hot House Lettuce .;���  50c doz.  4��c   "  3 for 25c  40c lb.  Northern Spy Apples(extra special) 2.25   box.  Smoked Kippers        -     7 . J 20c lb.  ���      Smoked Haddies      ���:...���-���.        .    20c lb.  Read what the Ladies Home  Journal has  to say about Clean Groceries, then try  THE BIG STORE  lAjf "r ~        ��� ���*��~~l*TT*irm*iii  SC33I  *At!Jl!X_tUi-^^  KEEP THESE  ITEMS IN MIND  When Placing Your Order For  Next Month:  {   White Burbank Potatoes  $1.50 per cwt.   J  * Fancy Wrapped  Apples  2.2��; per Box  ���  ��� *.  \  Fancy Unwrapped Apples  2.00 per Box  :  ; ;  j   Swift's Ham  20 els.   lb.   :  I  Swift's Bacon  20 cts.   lb.   ���  { :  j 14 lb. Box Creamery Butter. . 450                 :  ; Ontario Eggs (guaranteed).... ioofoi^doz.   I  t ���  j   Ontario Cheese  20 cts. lb.    :  I Five Roses Flour .",-75 cwt-         :  i *   .        *  i Raising and Currants 12^ pkg.    |  We have as complete and fancv a  stock of groceries as can be  found in Southern B. C, and will  do our best to please our customers in every particular.  JjWrai ���j^amnsfnO'Vcd.  NICKEL PLATE  MANAGER HERE  Frank A. Ross and G*  ��� Jones Visitors.  P.  Tells  Something of the  Big  Similkameen Property.  Boundary  Notes  Frank A. Ross, general manager of  the Daly Reduction Co., I td., owners  of the Nickel Plate, the most prominent  mine in the Similkameen district, at  Medley, was a visitor in Phoenix last  Monday and Tuesday, accompanied by  G. P. Jones, the company's superintendent. They were on a little trip to  some of the other mining properties in  Southeastern British Columbia, inspecting the systems of mining in vogue in  other camps, having arrived here from  Rossland.  Through the courtesy of O. B. Smith,  Jr., Mr. Ross and Mr. Jones were  shown through the Granhy mines,  which both had heard much of but  which neither had previously visited.  Mr. Ross afterwards stated that the  system employed at the Niclcel Plate  mine was much the same as that in use  at the Granby mines���only at the  Cranby the plans were on about 30  times as great a scale as at the Nickel  Plate.  Mr. JRoss has been manager at the  Nickel Plate mine and mill for about a  year and J a half, and has hardly been  away from there in that time. He says  that things are moving along smoothly  there, but the Nickel plate is the  only shipping mine in that district, and  is; as well, about the only one at  present in operation in the Similkameen. The mine is about two miles  from the mill, the latter being located  at the town of Hedley, at the mouth  of Twenty Mile creek. The neatly 100  men employed live mostly at the mine,  up the steep mountain side, and the  millmen live in Hedley.  The concentrates from the 40 stamp  mill are hauled by teams to Keremeos,  some 25 miles distant, whence they are  shipped by rail to the smelter at the  coast. As ihe Great Northern now has  construction gangs stretched all ...the  ..���r-/.v��tii- KeremeO's'~t'd"Hedley, it is  but a matter of a few months till all  wagon hauling is done away with for  Hedley.  One thing occasions delay in operations at the Hedley mill sometimes,  and that is lack of power, which is  generated by water. In dry times  there is no option but to cease work  entirely. Mr. Ross was a little afraid  that he might have to close down any  time now on this account till the spring  thaw sets in, but hoped it would not  be necessary.  Mr. Ross is a mining engineer of  many years' experience, extending from  .���Maska to Mexico, and made the interesting statement that the Nickel Plate  has the only gold stamp mill of importance now in operation for 1,500  miles in every direction���Homestake  in the east, Utah, Colorado and California on the south, and Treadwell on  the north. There are scores of idle  ���mills nearer than the places mentioned,  but difficulty of recovery and increasing cost of operation had closed them  all in the last few years, some of them  being magnificently equipped, too.  Speaking of the Nickel Plate, Mr.  Ross greatly deprecated the exaggerated stories recently sent out broadcast  from Grand Forks, in which, among  other things, the ore was given a value  of $80 per ton. Such was not the  case, nor anything like it. While he  did not care to state the values, he said  it kept him busy, with his excellent  mine and mill equipment, to make the  balance show on the right side of the  ledge.  At the Granby mines the full force  is being worked, being a little over 500  men. The monthly payday will be  next Tuesday.  A petition  has   been  circulated in  Greenwood asking the city  council to  bonus the long tunnel project.    Nearly  every one approached signed the docu  ments.  A week ago! $5000 Dominion Copper Co. 6% bonds sold in New York at  45, at which price the; return is 13%.  The company has several hundred  thousand dollars cash in its treasury.  By the latter part of this month it is  expected that something more definite  will be known from the east regarding  the Greenwood long tunnel project. It  now appears as if the project would be  successfully launched.'  Frederic Keffer, engineer for the B.  C. Copper Co. nnd president of the  Canadian Mining. Institute, left last  week for Ottawa, to attend the annual  meeting of the institute, which is being  held in the capital city this week.  At the monthly meeting of the  Granby Co. directors held last Tuesday at the company's New York office,  it was decided to pass the usual  quarterly dividend. This action, or  lack of it, was not unexpected, and is  due to the low price of copper.  The few heads of departments who  were kept on for several months at the  Snowshoe mine after the close-down,  were let out last Saturday, and now  Supt. Biesel is monarch of all he surveys around the Snowshoe. Foreman  Fraser and Accountant Fox are still  living at the mine.  One or two cars of; machinery, for  the new air compressor for the B. C.  Copper Co.!s Mother Lode mine, have  arrived at Greenwood. Jit is a Rand  duplex machine, smaller than that installed in Phoenix for the Granby Co.  and larger than that put in by the Dominion Copper Co. It has a capacity  of some 3,400 cubic feet of free air per  minute, .. with the latest inventions  common to compressors of the newest  type.  , The announcement, in the press  early this week that th* great Amalgamated copper mines in Montana would  at once reopen with a full force of men,  which employ around 20,000 at mines  .4����ft��2 *4.-4vii\4to,' iicwj-<i,o.-o/jTo4?t .of attracting quite a number of men from the  Boundary, for whom there was not  room at the Granby mines or other  smaller properties now working. Nearly  every day this week tickets have been  bought for Butte, and some old Butte  miners have left for their old working  places.  FRACTURING  RECORDS AGAIN  Granby Ships 23,663  Tons, 7 Days,  CONING AND GOING  In February Sent Out 80, J 55  Tons Ore.  Everything seems to be propitious  nowadays for the Granby Consolidated  to smash a record or two, and once or  twice a month this is done. Willi  plenty of coke, ore dumps, power, ore  and with two railways ready and  anxious with all kinds of rolling stock-  on hand, the fracturing process, as far  as records go, moves merrily along.  4, This week no less than 23,663 tons  of ore were shipped from the Granby  mines to the Granby smelter, being the  largest tonnage ever sent out in seven  days from Phoenix or any other camp  in British Columbia by this or any  other company. It should be remembered, too, that these figures are in dry  tons that is, when the moisture has  been extracted. ,  While January was a pretty good  month for shipments from the Granby  mines, running in excess of 74,000 tons  of ore, February, although two days  shorter, shows up with about 6,000  tons more of ore shipped than for Jan  uary. The tonnage sent out during  the 29 days in February amounted to  80,155 tons. The smelter treatment  for JFebruary was about 2,000 tons  more than this. If it continues to increase at this rate every month, it will  soon be above a rate of 100,000 tons  per month.  ORDERED CITY ASSESSMENT MADE.  Rolls lo Be Completed for Council by May 13th.  ���Accounts Ordered Paid.  Mayor Matheson and Aldermen  Biner, Knott, McKenzie and Carson  were present at Wednesday's meeting  of the city council, the following accounts being favorably reported on and  ordered paid:  F. M. Kerby   Morrin, Thompson & Co...  Phoenix Electric Light. Co..  Pioneer Publishing Co   Phoenix Livery   M. M. Stephens   B. C. Presbyterian College.  Announcement is made that Rev.  John McKay, B.A., of Montreal, has  accepted the position of principal of  the new Presbyterian Theological College for British Columbia, which will  shortly be instituted at Vancouver,  under the auspices of the General Assembly. The first summer session will  begin early in April, and the services  of Principal Magill, of Pine Hill college, Halifax, and Prof. D. J. Fraser,  of Montreal Presbyterian college, have  nloo .  boon.- o��our.3d, - with   -other     aildl-  tions to the staff to be made soon.  The acting principal is Rev. J. Knox  Wright, B D., Vancouver, B.C.  J, L. Martin and wife went to Spokane Wednesday, expecting to return  today.  Forbes M. Kerby and'Mrs. Kerby,  of Grand Forks, spent a couple of days  with L. Y. Birnie and family this week.  A. S. Thurber, master mechanic at  the Snowshoe mine, went over to Moyie  Tuesday, to accept a position at the  St. Eugene mine.  F. A. Ross and G. P. Jones, of the  Daly Reduction Co., at Hedley, after  inspecting the Granby mines, went to  Grand Forks Tuesday to visit the  Granby smelter, before returning to  Hedley.  Miss Kate McKenzie went to Pater-  son on Sunday's train, to take up the  work of her sister in the school there,  Miss McKenzie having accepted a position with the public school in Greenwood, after spending Sunday with her  parents here,  Alex D. Strutzel, of the local staff of  the Eastern Townships Bank, returned  early this week Irom a short vacation,  spent in and around Spokane. Stanley  Fairweather, of the bank,,left Thursday on a visit to his parents, who' live  at Republic.        "  R. Dalby Morkill, formerly a resident of this place, but now located at  Vancouver as general agent of the  Mutual Life Insurance Co. of New  York for British Columbia, was a  visitor here Thursday. He is taking a  trip through the province, appointing  local agents.  TWO NEW MEN,  Of Dominion and of  B, C. jCopper.  Old  Executives Retired   Because ol Poor Health.  Boundary Side Lights  $30  00  4  70  109  85  2 5  00  32  00  5  00  TW^-WW^^  KILLED AT THE  GRANBY SMELTER  Switchman Had Head Cut Off  Monday.  Mike Moylah met a terrible death  at the Granby smelter last Monday  night, by falling in front of one of the  dinkey slag engines and having his  head cut off, the upper part of his body  being also badly crushed.  The accident was not witnessed, but  from evidence that came out of the  coroner's inquest, it appears that Moy-  lan who was a switchman on the sl.ig  train, attempted to step on the platform on the front of the small engine,  missed his footing and fell across the  rails, death resulting almost instantly  The coroner's jury returned a verdict  of accidental death, and a recommendation that sufficient men be kept employed to keep the yards free of refuse  material.  Moylan, who was a brother-in law of  Miles Barrett, the smelter foreman,  was a married man with two children.  This is the Inst serious accident occur-  ing at the smelter since the big works  resumed operations over two months  ago.  Total    $206 55  Communications were read from  Dr. C. J. Fagan, asking the city for a  grant for the anti-tubercolosis fund,  and from Provincial Secretary Young,  notifying the council of the appointment of Alderman Porter and Chas. D.  Hunter as police and licensing commissioners.  The city assessor was directed to  make up the city and school district  assessment roll for 190S, to begin on  March 8th, and have same completed  by May  13th.  A motion was passed directing the  city clerk to write the Granby Co. to  the effect that the drainage from the  Granby hotel was running into Twin  creek, causing a stench and endangering public health, and asking for an  abatement.  Moving Pictures At Opera. Honse.  Last Tuesday the first moving picture entertainment given by the opera  house management, took place to a  fair audience. Petcy Pinker handled  the machine. Wednesday a new machine arrived from Winnipeg,and is said  to be right up to date and the best of  its kind, a second entertainment being  given last night as the Pioneer went to  press. Between 6,000 and 8,000 feet  of films have been secured, covering  all the latust subjects that have become  so popular in the east and west, with a  change every week. It is the intention  to give shows every Tuesday and Friday here, and possibly in Grand Forks  and Greenwood on the other nights in  the week. Mrs. Mtinay, of Greenwood, does the solo work here in connection with the illustrated songs.  Popular prices will prevail.  The small sum of two bits (25c) per  month takes the Phoenix Pioneer to  any postoffice on i-.ir?h,  Martin Burrell, of Grand Forks, is  concluding his lectures in England upon fruit growing in British Columbia.  W. A. Corbett, well known as one  of the old time claim owners in Summit camp years ago, died recently at  Dear Park, Wash., near Spokane.  The Greenwood Ledge thinks that  the big tunnel will make Greenwood  one ofthe greatest mining camps in  west. Here's hoping that it will do  that and then some.  Miss Flora Kennedy and Ralph A.  Hilton were recently married at New  Denver, and are residing at Molson,  Wash. Mr. Hilton was in charge of  the mill at the Cariboo-McKinney  mine last summer.  Larry Doolan, formerly living at  Eholt and employed by the C. P. R.,  at one time chief of police at Sandon,  and latterly a contractor on the C.P.R,  dropped dead in the Commercial hotel,  Winnipeg, Tuesday.  Court Kettle River, No. 3575,  I.O.F., of Grand Forks, has installed  the following officers: C. R., I. A.  Dinsmore; V.C.R., L. J. Higgins; F S.,  W. H. M. May; treasurer, W. K. C.  Manly; O.R, C. Brewster; VV., Ed.  Ruckle; S.B., F. S. Newbauer; J. B.,  Frank Ruckle; court deputy, E. Sprag-  gett; court physician, Wm. Truax, M.D.  George R. Naden, M. L. A��� of  Greenwood, during the debate on the  estimates at Victoria, enlivened proceedings by going over the everlasting  Rock Creek bridge matter, about which  so much has already been printed.  He did not say anything, however, according to reports, about the removal  of the postoffice at Rock Creek, by request of Duncan Ross at Ottawa, nor  regarding the influx of Molson bank  bills west of Greenwood during the  last Dominion campaign.  J. A. Macdonell (Big Jim) and C.  S. Czowski were in Greenwood last  week with C. S. Moss, tesident engineer for the C. P. R. from Nelson,  and looked over the Mother Lode  spur. In a week or two they will start  work on improving the grade and cur  vature of the spur with some 40 men,"  the cost being about $25,000, and the  time required two or three months,  l'he firm is doing much work for the  C. P. R. now, including the cutting  down of what is known as the big hill  at Field, by making two long tunnels,  and also in filling the trestles on the  Boundary line.  First   Dominion  Nominee.  The Socialists are the first in the field  in the interior, for the approaching Dominion elections, with a candidate.  Wilh'am Davidson, of Sandon, formerly  a member of the legislative assembly,  having been elected on the independent labor ticket, but who has since  become an out and out Socialist, was  nominated last Tuesday at a convention held at Nelson. Mr. Davidson,  who has been in the Boundary several  times, and who is well known here,  has the advantage of being the first in  the field, .if there is any advantage  therein. He was nominated for the  riding of Kootenay. ..-  i _____________________  > Prince Rupert Will   Boom.  Announcement is made at last that  the provincial government and officers  uf   tho   Grand -Trunk    Pacific railway  have reached an agreement regarding  Prince Rupert, the long announced  Pacific coast terminus of that railway.  The company wished to control the  liquor traffic in that new city, but the  province would not agree'to that. The  railway wished also to administer the  province's quarter interest in the town-  site of Prince Rupert, and here again  the province would not give way���  which is also a good thing.  The province will sell its reversionary right in the Indian lands at Prince  Rupert, to the railway, the Indians having already been treated with by the railway officers. The province also agrees  that the railway shall be free from  taxes for a period of ten years, the  same as any new railway in the province. But the province insists that  there shall be no change in the terminus of the line from Prince Rupert,  thus protecting bona fide investors.  In short, the railway, which secured  about all that it asked from the Liberal  government at Ottawa, and then some,  has been unable to pull wool over the  eyes of the government of British Columbia.  A few days ago announcement was  made from New York that a change  had boen made in the presidency of  the Dominion CopperCo. By a coincidence, the president of the British  Columbia Copper Co. also retired,  this; being also on account of poor -  health.  Senator Warner Miller, who has  been president of the Dominion Copper Co. for three years, has been exceedingly ill for some time past, at his  home at Herkimer, N. Y., and he has  resigned. C.J. Cull, of New York, who  was elected to the directorate at the  company's annual meeting,' held in  Phoenix last month, has been chosen -  vice-president, and will assume the  duties of president till a .successor to  Mr. Miller is elected. Mr. Miller also resigned from the board of directors ofthe company.  H. H. Melville, of Boston,  one of ':  the vice-presidents of the. Dominion;  Copper Co., is expected to return from  a trip to Europe shortly,  where a considerable  interest in the  company is  now held.    It is expected that,  when.  Mr. Melville arrives,   he  will present:  for election to   the  directorate* of the  company  the name of a resident in  Great Britain,   to  represent   the large*  English holdings of the company.  Colgate Hoyt, president of the Bri-f  tish Columbia Copper Co. for the last\  year, has resigned because of ill health,;  and has been  succeeded as president I  by Newman   Erb,   who  is  also chairman of the board  of directors of the  company.    The full  list of officers is  now as follows:  Presidentand chairman of board,  Newman Erb; vice-presidents. B. B. '  JLawrence an4 F. L. Summer; secretary-  treasurer, R. -H. Eggleston; directors,  Copley Amory, A. N. Brady, C. H.  Burke, Newman Erb, Colgate Hoyt,  Edwin Hawley, B. B. Lawrence, J. C.  Ueiff, F. L. Somroer, C. A. Starbuck,  and F. L. Underwood.  Died From Childbirth.  Mrs. John L. Dunlop died at the  family residence on Thursday afternoon from heart failure, brought on by  childbirth, which occured last Sunday.  The child is doing well. Deceased  was 24 years of age, having been married about 18 months, and coming  from Shawville, Quebec, Mr. Dunlop's  two sisters, Mrs. H. A. Munro and  Mrs. W. J. Prendergast, also residing  here. Funeral services were held at  the home yesterday and Mr. Dunlop  started on the long journey with his  wife's remains to Arnprior, Ont., near  where the burial will take place. He  will arrive there on the 12th inst., it  being exactly a year to a day since  they left the east to come to Phoenix.  The case is a peculiarly sad one,  and the bereaved husband has the  sympathy of the community. Mrs.  Dunlop's mother died under similar  circumstances, and Mrs. Dunlop unfortunately had a presentiment that  she would go the same way.  BOUND.ARY ORE TONNAGE  March   7,  '08  'I  rhe following table given the ore shipments ol' Boundary minea for 1900. (or ;ooi. lor 4  1902. for 1903, for 1904, for 1905, for 1906, and 1907. as reported to the Phoenix Pioneer-  99,034 141,336 138,079  47.405    14.S11 19.3*5  8,530 22,937    15.537  650  Soi     7,-tS5    15,731  550  150  5<��  785  625  48a  3,060  890  5.646  3.339  "���"363  3.435  Mink. 1900     1901       1903       1903  Granby Mines.... 64.553 231.762 309.858 393.7>8  SuowRhoe- .       397     1,731    30,800   71,312  B. C. Copper Co.  Mother Lode.���   5.340  B  C. .Mine  19.494  timma - -   Oro Denoro   Bonnie Belle _   Dom. Cop. Co....  Br'klyn-Steni-   Idaho.. ��   Rawhide   Sunset-  -   Mouutu Rose -.  Athelstan     1,300  a     Morrison -    T R. Belt   9 Senator   SBrey Fogle   Reliance- -   Sulphur King-   Winnipeg-  1,076 1,040  �� Golden Crown...    3,250    ...  * King Solomon  875  ,4 3ig Copper _   ���   No. 7 Mine  665  City of Paris      3,000  Jewel        160        350  Kiveisicle   Carmi   Sally   Rambler -   Butcher Boy ���-   Duucau   Providence       319        993  Klkhorn  4��o  Slrathmoie ._   Golden Eagle   .   Prestou   ��� Prince Henry   ( k Skylark   Last Chance    I ��� K. P. O. Mine  '��7  A Bay   Mavis       V Don Pedro   A Crescent   T Helen   V Ruby  80    Republic _   Miscellaneous...   3,230      3.456      325 500  1904  549.703  i*>5  653.889  1900  801,404  8,4*1  1907  613.537  135.001  174.29S 147,576  37.960  16,400  3 J.350  3.070  3,350  I./59  4,S��6  3.450  223  364  33  i  726  335  S3  5"  300  60  750  Total, tons 96,600 390,800 508.876 690.419 829,808   933,548 1.161.537 t 148,337  ' Smelter treatmeut��� .. ���  Uranby Oo....- 61.387   230,828 V.2M0 401.921 595.353   687,988 828,879  B.C. Copper Co.... .... 117,611 i4S,6oo i6i.)i3 210,484 210,830 123,740  Dom.Cop. Co   132,570   30.930   84,059 218,811  Total reduced- 63,389 348,439 460,940 697404 S37.666  9S2.877 ��.t7*.43ol,l33.��'7    169,325    M.552  637,626  341.95'  153-439  s/(i'lOra*-'l  'mm  lip  fepitl  mm  .''��������� '-'^fflj; ���;*.����; j ���  '"-.''.$5'*';.' **4*rl  :.7sj-7  #*���  \.",'>���.���������..' V ���.-'!   .   _  -.���'.'tf.l-V.-Sl IZ  m  I at  I  ���m  it  W  b  I  :$t  &  l|  i  Ml  nmn  m  1  'If  Ir  f  ft  1  %*}�����.���  5: HI ������  "B  ill'  I  5)  S3!  H'-i!  MP  Ml  li  11  ml  m  1  MM  m  1'H  P  !  rata  i  i  4%  if  m  Ttit-     nTrQ]'. \��.i v  -TT-T'  THE FINEST LEAVES  FROM CEYLON TEA PLANTATIONS ARE CONTAINED IN  TEA  IS PACKED IN SEALED LEAD PACKETS  TO PRESERVE ITS FINE  FLAVOR AND AROMA.  irw pnosm otin  ,Blue Label 40c, Red Label 50c.  and Gold Iyabel 60c. Per Lb.  41 ML <H  Thcb'Phoenix .Pioneer j  Aad <8o��o*fcty Mining Tournal.  IMDIB 0��slATtJ��BAVS BV TM  PIONKER PUBLISHING CO.  AT rHOBHIX, ��. C  Mf. ���. WILLCOX. Manaokm.  TelepkoaM J )���tugtr'i residence. No. 15.  .    auMCXirTioM in adv��-c��.  Pef-fWr.."! **������������  ���l* Months ��  '-'S  To the. United 3tate��, per year _ -.. 2.50  If von a enol a subset ber to this paper,  (z an In-rlUUM to von to become one.  this  Advtftk-UMCjrataa tarnuhea on application.  Legal aoMcaa �� and 3 cents per line.  *n**r-a$tUy Insertions constitute one month's  ��� 1r��rt slat  Iunion7  ^MARCH  1908  ��M^Bt����."Tie��  ti��H.  Tlti.'Fr..  Jit.  '���'���I '���   a '    3  ���      5      6  -7 '  '���'8 ���' '9    10  II      13      13  14  IS" 9*    17  l8      19      SO  ,21  "��->'   at "34-  j. .   r.  ��5    26    37  28  1 *��9   3<>    3i  Urfn- ,   ,  ..  '; _. JvBkfcir fT****** F��T Copper., -.  Announcement made early,this,week  thttf tile ^reatii^opper.)mines^of the  Aiitlhjftfflafed"- Copper~ Co. ; in * and  aroiihtiJButte,-Montana, would at once  resume,with full force, employing from  15,000 to.,20,000 men, was .received  withomoefr satisfaction,,^ not only in  Montana, but whenever copper is produced, including the Boundary. Incidentally, a number of men, for whom  th��ste.were not 'places at the Granby  mines.here,.went over.to secure employment^ and,-they v will . doubtless  succeeds- '���  Th'e 'resumption of ��� operations * by  what 'are , acknbwledged , to be the  greatest iqpper producers in the world,  after 1 at suspension of- several months,  augaiftiwellfor the'industry^ especially  wb&httis remeinberedthat the surplus  copper of.last" fall has/ been absorbed.  The price of coj-per has not yet,,gone  upemnch, >butr the men in control, of  that >$i 55,000,060'Corporation! may. be  sujtpo&ll td -"be?' in xlttsest - touch with  the Copper (Situation, and' they would  not resume unless warranted in doing  so���one- mayr be Sure of that.  "I* the'Boundary it -is'generally*ack-  notfledgfed'thatwe are extremely fortunate in having the Granby Co. in  fullest operation, and while rumors  haVebeeh rife'as* to the probability of  this company ceasing operations owing  to (the low price of copper, there is no  official advice of any kind to warrant  such "2r presumption, and it is not  credited. With a little better price for  cojJ-per, it is' a foregone conclusion that  thd B. C. Copper -Co., the Dominion  Copper Co. and the Snowshoe will also  re&ime operations at full capacity at no  very distant date. Then times will  improve in the Boundary, and our  fourteen copper blast furnaces will be  turning out the red metal at a greater  rate than ever. Better times are certainly in store, and there is every justification for feeling that the beginning  of them is not far off, either.  Policy  of  Wobbling.  Undoubtedly the postmaster-general  of Canada was actuated by commend  able motives when, on May 8, 1907,  the second-class postage rates with the  United States were abrogated, and the  almost prohibitive rate of 4 cents per  pound, from either country to the  other, prepaid by stamps attached, was  inaugurated. Mr. Lemieux wished to  cut what he terms the "nasty" weeklies  and monthlies - coming from United  States publishers, thus relieving the  Canadian mails from that great burden.  In doing this, however, he also cut out  dozens and hundreds of pu blications  that were and are of merit, for the new  rate was practically prohibitive.  One Montreal daily had 26,000  American subscribers, and it and other  publications were hit hard by the new  rate. A newspaper objection went  up all over the Dominion, objecting to  the new rate, and our p.m.g. had another think coming. A month or two  ago, by consent of Washington authorities, Mr. Lemieux admitted the dailies  to the one cent a pound rate again,  and now he is considering the weeklies.  But, he does not propose to let in all  the riff-raff of the States under any consideration, without paying the high  rate.  As a matter of fact, Mr. Lemieux  has made lots of trouble for publishers,  not to say expense, by his wobbling  policy, and he is trying to rectifiy it,  for which he should have credit. But  a business man wonders ' why he did  not give the matter thorough consideration in the first place, and, if so  minded, bar the objectional publications.  \ OUR COPPER CORNER  Or*.*<c��f>��'r��tr>�� <anr^<%ar>-a<%4r>-a<% oooOO'OO eT>iQ<%4T>Q<%*>  Real Trouble With Copper. '  Tne outlook for copper is  thus described by a contributor to the London  MATTERS  OF   tNTKRKST   TO   THOSE   INTERESTED    IN    THE  COPPER   MINING   INDUSTRY  Financier  Nothing- is more likely than that  copper will go lower, but it is improbable the price will descend to any  material extent. There are a few small  bull accounts open, but the whole  amount does not come to very much.  On the other hand, purchasers for con  sumption will not buy at any price.  One reason for this is that throughout  Europe, including the British Isles,  new orders for electrical or other engineering work are conspicuously absent,  and likely to be for some little time.  The old orders have been completed,  or are approaching completion, and  the consumption of copper is insignificant. This is the real trouble, and although, with a sensitive market, fluctuations may occur as speculative operations mature, no sound improvement  can take place until the economic  position is altogether better. In  Europe there is nothing that points to  such a recovery at the moment, and  when it takes place it will be slow and  gradual.  In the United States it is far more  difficult to arrive at a conclusion as to  the course of the copper market, for  the reasons that the financial and commercial affairs are only now slowly attaining a condition in which the real  inwardness of the late crisis can be  brought under examination.   And even  now the true outlook is, above everything, likely to evolve the unexpected.  Perhaps the most supreme unlikely,  not to say impossible, event is a quick  recovery. But there may be considerable change for the better-as the  summer comes on, and the farmers get  busy, particularly if the agricultural outlook proves fa.vorable.  This will, if nothing disastrous again  happens to spoil the prospect, have its  effect upon industry and business gen  erally, and by midsummer it is reason,  able to expect that matters will get into  better shape with a return of confidence. Premonitory symptoms of a  better feeling will be certain to show  themselves before anything substantial  happens, so that perhaps some time in  May, possibly earlier, a better and  mote cheerful outlook should be seen.  Already, by the way, there is a glimmer  of some improvement in the demand  in the United States for, steel. This  may prove one of the straws .showing  which way a zeyphr may be expected,  if not a full-blown wind.  Deepest Mlue Shaft..  The four deepest shafts in the.world  are in the Lake Superior copper region  within a mile of each other, says Min  ing Reporter.: These are the Red  Jacket shaft of the Calumet & Hecla  Co. and shafts Nos. 3, 4 and 5 of'the  Tamarack Co. The fiist is vertically  4,920 feet and the Tamarack No. 5 is  a vertical shaft 5,130 feet deep.  of imitations and xubstiitttct.'  f��B YOUB  Sfomaelis  Stop That .Knocking.  Let there be less shaking of heads  and more'joining of hands in pledge  not to let the wheels of prosperity roll  back a foot more than is necessary for  safety.  The man who cannot carry into his  place of business some element of hopefulness had better take a day's vacation  by-visiting some unfortunates worse off  than himself, and then go back to his  work feeling that he has a reason to be  ashamed of himself,- says the Wall  Street Journal. Do not be a sinker,  but help to keep things afloat. Be a  corker.  In nine cases out of ten, when "the  times are out of joint," it's you, mainly,  that is "out of joint." You need a  straight out talking to, by somebody  who is large-hearted enough to love  you with all your faults, and courageous enough to fire the truth at you.  It takes a soldier to stand up and face;  firing like that, but it's worth the powder if only you can find someone cap-,  able of doing the shooting. Every  man's mental machinery needs dusting out semi-occasionlly.  Trail smelter is just blowing in its  fourth copper furnace���the largest in  Canada.  A shipment of Rossland War Eagle  ore, 120 tons, recently went $40 in  gold per ton.  Rossland is talking of a long tunnel  project now, by way of diversion. It  is Sandon's turn next.  The C. P. R. will be extensively  shippmg coal from Hosmer, East Kootenay," before the end of this year.  Rossland's scuth belt, is now yield-  ng silver-lead ores bringing about $50  per ton or $1,200 to $1,500 per car.  The Vancouver mine in the Slocan  was the second largest lead shipper in  the, province last month. - Its silver  values for the same shipment .were the  highest.  I^ast week a London cable announced  a dividend of  two shillings   for LeRoi  No. 2,   making a  total of   14 shillings  declared in dividends by this company  isince 1905.  Tho Shff#p C.rppk district, near Ymir.  is now working the Mother Lode and  Kootenay Bell. F. P. Drummond and  associates have taken out a couple of  cars within the last two weeks from the  Mother Lode.  The recent change in silver-lead  smelting lates, while being more advantages to ore shippers, still include  the 60-day final settlement clause.  This has not been rescinded as previously reported.  J. H. Rogers has made the first pay-  ent of $5,000 on the $125,000 bond  n the Hidden Treasure Co.'s group  of copper claims on Observatory Inlet, Portland canal. Some 25 miners  are at work for the American capitalists  taking hold.  Robert Campbell, of Moyie, which  is to follow the St. Eugene lead under  Lake Moyie, says that all the money  necessary for the prosecution of this  very unusual enterprise has been  subscribed. A shaft is' being sunk on  the edge of the laice, that being the  only available ground.  The B. C. Amalgamated Coal Co.  has beeured options on coal lands at  Merritt, owned by William Voight, H.  S. Cleasby and James Chapman. The  land totals about 1,200 acres, and is in  the coal atea, adjoiniug the Nicola  Valley Coal and Coke Co The company is to start drilling operations by  May 1st, and to continue actual work.  - You should keep Mother  Seigel's Syrup by you.  It soothes and strengthens, . cures wind, pain,  cramps, colic and all  forms    of    indigestion.  Sheep Creek Mines.  Those who know Sheep Creek Valley  predict that its development this spring  and summer will be the most conspicuous feature in mining in the  Kooten.iy. In the Queen mine, work  ed by W. Waldie, not only have the  satisfactory results continued in the  original ore bodies but quite recently  new and valuable discoveties have  been made at depth. Meanwhile the  Nugget, operated by W. B. Pool, nnd  ihe Emerald, operated by John Wald-  beser, have become steady shippers of  high grade ore.  Work of Great Valae.  We acknowledge with thanks the receipt of a copy of Vol. II., Part 2 of  "Martin's Mining and Water Cases,"  published by the Carswell > Co., Ltd.;  Toronto. The decisions contained  within the covers of the book are of indisputable authority, and as such are a  work of reference with which lawyers  cannot dispense. It is ol great value,  too, to all who are interested in mining  or any industry which requires a fair  working knowledge of the .laws which  govern water rights in the province.  I. H. HALLETT  Barrister, Solicitor,  Notary Po���^.'  Cable A''<*reii��:      UAX,X,BTT.  (Bedfoid M'NeK'n  Code* ] M<,LeJi.? "* Ne"''��  GEBENWOon, B.t,  (I.elber's.  P. 0. Box 86  3��(S��gXS)��*JS��SX!l��  Phoonlx Market.  P. BURNS & CO., Ltd.  Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants.  Choice Line of Fresh and Cured Meats  Poultry, Fish and Game in Season : :  All    Orders   keceive  Prompt Attention.  Marketa at Greenwood, Grand Forks, Midway,  Eholt ��nd all^he other  |  ..principal Cities and TownH in B.C., Alberta and YnHon. ��  TUCK   COLLIN'S  .   SHAVING PARLORS  and BATHROOM.  Hotel Balmoral     ^���< pHn���HTV  u  ,.  Cor. First & Knob Hill Aye.   rHOENIX, B. Q,  Headquarters:  NELSON, B.C  Headquarters for Bonndtny:  4 GREENWOOD, B.C.  Cobalt Coapaalea, $472,0M,M0.  Prior to the middle of October last,  491, com panies with aggregate capital  ization of $472,326,000 had been .in  corporated for the purpose of > carrying  on mining operations' in .the Cobalt  district. 240 of the companieswere  capitalized at $1,000,000 each.  This capitalization,,, however, is. far  from being a correct ��� index- to . the  amount of money"actually invested in  the properties, as many of the mines  have not-yet sold a single share of  stock. As far as can be ascertained,  the paid up capital of the Cobalt mines  aggregates approximately $79,500,000,  or 16.8% of total capitalization.   .Of the 491 companies incorporated,  only 36, or 7.3% are actual producers  The total amount of ore shipped out of  the camp to January, 1908, is  valued  at about $r 1,200,000.  Old newspapers for sale at this office  at 25 cents per 100.  THE  GRIP  or  any other aflmmt  not    trouble   you   if  maintain    your    vigor, fegr  aound,   wholesome   food.  " BovrilM ia �� pun preparation of Beef. It k ft  strengthening and stimulating food, and an occasional  cup of Bovril will enable  you to get the best out of  your ordinary diet.  Bovril Ltd., 27 S. Peter St,  Montreal.  Greenwood Oifi|����  Llll��  Standard Time  f Leave Phoenix, upper town, 9.30 a.m.  *�� "        lower town, 10.00 a. m  Leave  Greenwood      -        3.00 p. m. J  Prompt Attention to Express and Freight.  PHOENIX OFFICE, WITH H. JAMES, KNGS HILL AVE.  D. L. McELROY, Proprietor.  Rheumatic Pains Relieved.  B. F. Crocker, Esq., now 84 years  of age, and for twenty years Justice of  Peace at Martinsburg, Iowa, says: "I  am terribly afflicted with sciatic rheumatism in my left arm and right hip. I  have used three bottles of Chamber  Iain's Pain Balm and it did me lots of  good."    For sale by all druggists.  Dominion Ave., Nea* City Hall.  ��������� PHOENIX, B. C. �����**  Carriages and Other Rigs, Horses and Saddles  For Any Part of the Boundary. Express and  Baggage Transfer Given Prompt Atttention.  Dry Wood Delivered to Any Pairt of the City.  Do J. McDonald, Fa*��p.  A Slur* tf IB. Public PMloatgc 3oUcitt<f ' PHONR S 7i  EASTERN TOWNSHIPS BANK  CAPITAL S3.000.000      RESERVE FUND ��1 ^860.000  HEAD OFFICE - SHERBROOKE. QUE.  WITH OVER SIXTY BRANCH OFFICES IN THK  PROVINCE OF QUEBEC  W" Or-BB  FA0IUTIB8   POHHMSBI)  BV  NO OTHER BANK IN CANADA  FOE  Collections and Banking Business Generally  IN THAT  IMPORTANT TKKBITOltV  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT   AT ALL OFFICES  *��� BRANCHES  IN  Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia.   Correspondents  all Over the World.  PHOENIX NEST   & OBDER OF OWLS.  Meets every Sundav BvbninO, at Miners'  Union Hall.  Cordial Wc.:om�� to Visiting Brethren.  DANNY DEANE, Pmldent.  CHAS. E.  KING, S��cr��Ury.  KingEdward Lodge, No.36  .77      A. F.andA.M.-  Regular communication S p. in.    St.  ond Thursday or each month.  w.nerKdit meetings ascalled;Mason!c  Uh!"  McIIale Block.  V. M  alll-.UbJNO,  Secretary.  T. RODKRICK,  W.M.  METHODS OP MINING  AND TIMBERING . . .  BY W. H. STORMS.  The only thoroughly practical and exhaustive treatise on this subject.  TEACHES HOW TO TIMBER AND WORK MINES.  I. O. O. F.  ���'.' 8NOW8HOK LODGK NO. .6  Meets every 'Monday Bveutug   at Miners'Usl  t'isttiue brethren cordially invited.  Carlton H. Cook, N. U.  W. S. Cook, Rec. Hec'y.  C. W. WHITTAKBB.Per. Fin. Sec).  PHOKN1X   AERIE   NO  ins  Meets Friday even  Union Hall.  Visiting     brother*  always welcome  I   Wkir, W. P.  Harry James,  W. 8ec  A. D. MORRISON  JEWELER _ OPTICIAN  Local Time Insptctof for S. F. & N  (High Class Roods alvrayt in StocV.)  Grand I'obks, B.C.  Phoenix Shoe Shop  A Novice Con Understand It.  Now-being published in serial in the American Mining Review, 120 No.  Broadway,- Los Angeles, Cal.  SUBSCRIPTION   $3.00   PER YEAR;  +B*J+!k>*0&000lP.mwm#��w*.*f*f* m,*a4W*��j!&��!S'0*��*9*'��0IW*a*+** ;**aato  BOUNDARY DIVIDENDS.  AUTHORIZED  CAPITAL.  SHAKES.  DIVIDKI��DS -  NAHK OF COKPAHY.  Issued  Par  raid.  1906  Total  to Date  Latest  Date  Vmt  Per  Sh.  B, C. Copper Co ���copper.......  $3,000,000  503I000  35  $201,200  Sept. 1907  -40  Cariboo-HcKinney���gold-   1,250,000  1,950,000  Ii   ;   S4��,837  Feb. 1904  .04  Consol. M. ft 8.���gold-copper.  r   5,500,000  53.552  $100  741,690  781,885  Nov.1907.  1.25  Granby Consolidated���copper.  15,000,000  135.000  $100  f 1,620,000  2,968,630  Sept 1907  3.00  200.00O  *'  31.000  $5  16,000  38.224  Sept. 1906  50  ����Jt��4*��jP'jM����.��>��^��li��'^^  r^Type*  these three in our up-  to-date Job. Department  "We can furnish any  combination   01  le Phoenix Pioneer  A. T. TUKANO, Prop.  Boots and Shoes made to order, first-class work guaranteed. Miners' Boots a  soecialty, guaranteed water  rr?.nf.  First Street- Oppoilte Knob Hill HiUI  Phoenix, JB. C  AVERAGE    PRICES    OF   COPPER.  ���New York���  ElectroIyUc. Lake.  Month.          1906 18Q7 ..1906 .. 190L---  Jaunarv'.T.:.'J��.3r"2*'.off 18-41 ���������  Februa'rv  17.8��I 24.03 18.11 25.20  March..' 18 36 25 07 18 64 2oA<  April   18 37 24.27 18.63 24.8/  Mav......... 18.45 24.15 18.72 25 17  Jun'e  18.44 22.82 18 71 24.01  July     18.19 22.12 18.58 21.31  AucDst      18 43 18.35 18.61 18 25  September...  19.14 15.56 19 29 10.W  October 21.27 13.12 21.71 13 57  November... 21.99 13.37 22.34 13.62  December.... 23.03 12.16 23.38 19.30  Year.   llTsf.   2014    19 60   20 69  Only Two Blis Per Month.  The cost of having us send the Pio  neer to any part of the world, for a  short time, is only 25 cents per month.  Leave names --'.and addrt-sses at the  Pioneer office.  HIGH-GRADE  BY  THE  pboenij pioneer  As in any other calling, trade or profession, the Printing  business always has some in it that produce work a little better  than the ordinary and a good deal better than most of them.  Such an establishment is that of the PHOENIX PIONEER,  where the endeavor is to turn out the BEST QUALITY OF  WORK that can be done with paper, type and ink.  The best evidence of our success is the fact that we are  and have been busier than other offices in this district, and are  producing work that other offices do not attempt. Only the  most competent workmen are employed, with the result that a  high standard of efficiency is secured���and at no increase in cost  to the customer.  With a complete equipment, from Presses and Type to  Punching, Perforating and Wire Stitching machines and the best  grade of stock obtainable, we are in position to give prompt attention to orders for  Mining Forms and Blanks Business Stationery  Office Stationery       Lodge and Church Work  In Any Quantity  In fact, we can give you anything supplied in a first-class  metropolitan printing establishment. Orders taken for Ruling,  Binding, Blank Book work and Steel and Copper Plate Engraving.  Prompt attention to mailorders  pioneer puh. Co.  Ptoneer Building, next P. O.,  l|M)oenikjy��i ���';;'������; y.'i.\YtYSY,^^^^^^^'^''^'1'^"~"'^  Si^^'ttuv.^i.v^.v^.i.v.^;^  Uii^.K^4i,te4444'44^...'.rv..1.^4^4.^14444  aa^^ajaaca-iZIS;^^^  yf.'Y  the fhoiw" ?noy?wr  r*��  She Food from Alum [  |    THE OBSERVATORY    *  I TllINOS TALKIIO Of   AT  j IIOMK A NO Hl.SKWHBKK i  An exchange prints the following  about netting news, and friends and  well wishers of any paper would do  well lo'liwir it in mind:  It is sniJ that when he heard of lhe  disastrous defeat of lhe French fleet  at Trafalgar, Napo'eon exclaimed: "I  cannot he everywhere." This was  egotistically implying that if he had  been there the hero of Trafalgar would  not have been Nelson. And when you  come to think about it the words aptly  apply in a local reporter, with every  semblance of egotism lopped off. A  newspaper man cannot be everywhere,  and hence lie is liable to lose an item  occasionally, that might be worked up  into a good story, and at the same lime  keep pace with things . occutring. In  these times the missing of a slice of  news is a hardship, as it is often necessary in' make brick without straw, so to  speak, in order to fill up. A wink is as  good as a nod to a blind horsr, lint to  a reporter'either-one-or-the other'.'may  put him m*xt to a matter of interest to  ihe general pttbl't*. S.i if juti hear, of  anything lhat may hot possibly come  our way just flag us.  ��������  A prize is < flered by the Pioneer for  the best answer to  the question as to  why it is that there is so   much  scrapping and  squabbling  about- amateur  sports hereabouts.   Whether it be base-  b.tll or hockey, or what not, someone  always seems. to  be  travelling around  with a chip on  bis  shoulder���and of  course there is another equally  ready  to knock it cfT, when   lhe   trouble begins.   These sports are almost as bad  rbout this as a church choir or a band,  fur agreeing tu disagree/seemingly no  mailer whal happens.  If as many men Were laid out, per  capita, in the mines as are placed hors  de combat, ther^ would be a great and  justifiable outcry about the mines being  veritable   slaughterhouses.     And    yet  IIO line *-^y4._.lia.raiv__a word whatX-tiie  rock-like puck hits him a zip in the  mouth or takes off a chunk of cuticle  clean as a whistle, or a stick "happens"  to send him to lhe hospital or to sleep  for a time.    Now, really, is it not odd?  Some one of an investigating turn  of mind has discovered that it will be  200 years before there will again be  five Saturdays in the month of February. That means that it will be just  that long before the public will have  the advantage of reading five issues of  the I'hoenix Pioneer in February again.  Why is it that writers in describing  the mineral resources, of British Col  umbia, are so inaccurate? Nine out  of ten of. them, unless trained newspaper men, get any old figures that occur to them in their stories���and ap-  artntly make no effort to verify from  any one:in authority. The straight,  plain, unvarnished truth, if properly  handled makes a good story any time.  In the February issue of the Canada  West magazine, published at Winnipeg,  N. A. Bowere, who visited this country  some months ago, has an article on  our minerals. There are two illustrations of the Granby mines. Referring to the district, the article says, for  instance: "During the past year it produced the inconceivable amount of  1,500,000 tons of copper." That is  to say, Mr. Bowere asserts that three  billions of pounds of copper were  produced here in 1907���many times  more than in the balance of the world.  Perhars it is a typographical error, but,  if so, it is inexcusable. Then again  he says that Phoenix mines have produced a. total 1,000,000 tons of ore.  As a matter of fact, it is about 5,000,-  000 tons up to date. For informing  purposes, such stuff is the veriest  drivel.  The irresponsible windbag at Grand  Forks, who sends alleged news to  papers at the coast that do hot know  his system, has put his foot inio it  again. Recently he wrote a stcry  about the Nickel Plate mine at Hedley,  saying that. 140 men were employed  there, lhat 110 stamps were dropping  at the.mill, that the concentrates were  shipped by rail to New York, and a  few other things that any man familiar  with the country knows to be faked up  and not in accord with the facts.  These things were printed in the coast  papers,'and then copied by interior  weeklies.  ���w  Frank A. Ross, manager of the Daly  Reduction Co., Ltd., operating the  Nickel Plate, was in Phoenix this week,  and we asked him about it. Naturally,  be was disgusted with' the whole lot of  bosh. The mill is operating 40 stamps,  there are 95 men employed, and as .for  shipping, concentrates to New York,  lhe statement is absurd on the face of  it���hauling them 3.500 or 4,000 miles  with dozens' of smelters in the west.  As a matter of fact, they go to Everett,  Wash. Any man who can put an effective stopper on that Grand Forks  writer should be presentad with a  medal worth while. He is certainly  the limit in his line.  wSHiirfc'h'<iUse'ShiIoh's Ct,r��  V^llllUll Ofor the worst cold.  ���f~\ thesharpest couj.;h  VyUl*�� ���try it on a guar  antee  of your  f\w*nr��o money back  if it  xjUflCa   .'���. doesn't actually  CURE quicker  than anything you  ever tried. Safe to  take,���nothing in  it to hurt even a  baby. 34 years of  success commend  Shiloh's Cure���  25c, 50c, SI.    316  and Golds  QUICKLY  o-  PROVINCIAL.  A Bold Step  To overcome the well-grounded and  reasonable.objections ot tbe more intelligent to the uso of secret, medicinal compounds, Dr. JR. V. Pierce, of Buffalo, N  XV, some time ago, decided to make a bold  departure from tho usual sours2 pursued  by the makers of pufc-up medicines for domestic use, ant}.so has published broadcast and orJCirTy to the whole world, a full  and complete list or all tho ingredients  entering inW^he composition of his widely,  celebrated snpdlc/nes. Thus he has taken  bis numerous BUtrous and patients (Into  his fullytronljerencc. Thus too he has re-  movetMila/mcdicines from among secret  nostr/mrof .doubtful merits, and made  themWfcmcdto of Known Composition.  By this bold step Dr. Plerco. 1i.as shnwiy  tlint [lis lormulits tiro of si*r*h oyrp\fp,n^  cm to         .ipcr ot every bottle  of Dr. Pierce's GoiUen Medical Discovery, the  famous medicine for weak stomach, torpid  liver or biliousness and all catarrhal diseases  wherever located, havo crimed upon'it, in  plaiji English, a full and complete list of all  the ingredients composinc It, but a small  book has been compiled from numerous  standard medical works, ot all the different  schools of practice, containing very numerous extracts from the writings of leading  practitioners of medicine, endorsing in Uie  strongest p-Vmiljle tcrnut. each and every ingredient contained in Dr. Pierce's medicines.  One of these little books will be mailed free  to any one sending address on postal card or  by letter to Dr. It. V. Pierce. Buffalo, N. Y..  and rorjuestinir the siima Prom this little  book it will be learned that Dr. Pierce's medicines contain no alcohol., narcotics, mineral  agents or other poisonous or injurious agema  and that they aro made from native, medi*ei-  nal roots of great value: also that some of  the most valuablo ingrredlcnts contained In  Dr. Pierce's Favorite FrescriBtion for weak,  nervous, over-wovked. "run-down." nervous  and debilitated women, were employed, lone  years ago, by tho Indians for similar ailments  afl'ectlng their srjunws. In fact, one of tho  most valuabio medicinal plantsentering Into,  tbe composition of Dr. Pierce's Favorite Pre-'  scrlpUon was known to the Indians as  "Sauaw-'Weed." Our knowledgo of the uses  of not a few of our most valuable native, me-  d'clnal plants was irainod from tho Indians.  As made up by improved and exact pro-  prolapsus, anterersion and retorverslon^  overcoming painful periods, toning up the  nerves and hrinsit.a about a perfect state of  bealtb.   Sold by :.ll dealers In medicines.  THE  COPPER  HANDBOOK  (New Edition Issued Novembar 15, 1906.)  Is a dozen books in one, covering the  history, geography, geolcgy, chemistry,  mine-alogy, metallurgy, terminology,  uses, statistics and finances of copper.  It is a practical book, useful to all and  necessaty to most men engaged in any  branch of lhe copper industry.  Its facts will pass muster with the  trained scientists, and its language is  easily understood by the everyday man.  It gives the plain facts in plain English  witheut fear or favor. It lists and describes 4626 copper mines and companies in all parts of the world, descriptions running from two lines lo sixteen pages, according to importance ol  the property. The Copper Handbook  is conceded to be the  World's Standard Reference  Book on Copper.  The mining man needs the book for  the facts it gives him about mines, mins  Ing and metal. The investor needs  the book for the facts it gives him about  mining, mining investments and copper statistics. Hundreds of swindling  companies are exposed in plain English.  Price is $5 in buckram with gilt top;  $7.50 in full library moroi_co. Will be  sent, fully prepaid, on approval, to any  address ordered, and may be returned  within a week of receipt if not found  fully satisfactory.  Horace J. Stevens  Editor and Publisher  POSTOFFICE     F^OCK,     HMUGHV.-M,  MICHIGAN.  Chilliwack has been incorporated as a  city.  Victoria reports considerable activity  in building.  There are said to be "blind pigs" in  Prince Rupert.  Nelson will add another unit to its  hydro-electric plant. '  Rossland is borrowing $t 0,000 in  anticipation of tax receipts.  Mrs Margaret Argue, of New Westminster, is dead at the age of 108.  Cranbrook wants the proposed British Columbia University to locate there.  'l'he skating rink at Slocan city collapsed under the weight of this winter's snow.  The police force of Vancouver has  been increased by 16 men, It needs  them badly.  Statistics of the salmon pack for last  year show,. the great depletion of this  most valuable fishery resource.  A joint stock-Company is about to  be organized at Peneticton foi* the  establishment of a fruit cannery.  Forty delegates were present at the  convention ol the Union of B.C. Municipalities at Nanaimo last week.  Japs, will .start., tea gardens on the  line of the B. C. Electric railway, just  outside Vancouver, as a pleasure resort;  A number of North Dakota farmers  will go into Angora goat raising north  of 70 mile house on the Cariboo road.  The estate ofthe late Judge Wal-  kern was sworn at $79,294. His  daughter, Mrs. Langely, is the sole  heiress.  There is a possibility that the great  American battleship fleet, now in the  Pacific ocean, may visit Victoria , and  Vancouver.  P. Burns & Co. brought a whole  shipload of Australian mutton to Vancouver, 13,400 carcasses, by' the  steamer Oriana.  The steel cruiser designed for. fishery protection on this coast is to be  one of the fastest and most complete  in Pacific waters.  At   one  stroke  of the   Lieutenant-  Governor's pen,  150,000,000: acres of  forest land in  British   Columbia-.have,  .i��x,..-jracea'nf'fesefves".  A proclamation issued by the Provincial government declares a close  season for wild geese from now, up to  and including August 31st next.    .  One thousand families of Dunkards  Irom North Dakota and Kansas will  settle in British Columbia in the spring.  This will mean the immigration of  about five thousand persons. As these  people have a good reputation for industry and thrift they should be excel  lent citizens.  Value of Monet  (By H. GVWilliani.son.)  Isn't it. funny��� . '  This thing we '-all m -nev?  It's not very mueli when light in our  view;  But, oh, it's that feeling  With which we are dealing,  That tells ue of all the big thing** it. will  :.:��� .'^o* "'" '''.  The round, ringing dollar  It* not worth a "holler"  If you aioon board and the ship's going  down.  ���    -It never can.bold you  If Fate means to scold you.  It only   adds   weight   in  helping  you  drown.  A penny's a penny���  We all long for man v;  We judge and ate judged by the size of  .   our "pile."  With it we're respected,  Without it���rejected.  Its tingle and jingle will make the world  smile.  It's funny���this money,  We love it like honey;  The more that we get'the more that we  need.  Some nibble and taste it,  Some gobble and waBte it,  Some dull all  their sense  with   their  craving of greed.  It buys ns a pleasure,  It gains U8 a treasure;  It makes ub a god to be envied by kings;  But when all is over,  And we're neath the clover,  It won't do much good in purchasing  wings.  CATARRH  PE-  ��---*-���-���-���������-���-��*���-��������� ��-��-��_��-��.��  SAVS THIS IS BEST  : A leading health journal in tnnwur-  ing the question, " What is the best  prescription to clean and purify the-  blood f    prints in * recent issue th  following :  Fluid Extract Dandelion one ounce;  Compound 8al��tone, one ounce ;  Cenpooad SyrapSarsaparilla, four  ounoee.  Shake well and- nae in teaspoonful  doaea after each meal and at bedtime.  A well-known physician states thai  theae are harmless vegetable* ingredients, which can be obtained from  any good prescription pharmacy.  This mixture will clean the blood  of all impurities, in just a few days  the skin begins to clear of sores, boils  and pimphis. It puts vigor and  energy into run-down debilitated  men and women. For many years  Sarsaparilla alone has been considered  a good blood medicine. But while  it built up and made new blood, the  impurities remained within and the*  good accomplished was only temporary. Sarsaparilla, however, when  used in combination with Compound  Salatone and Extract Dandelion,  works wonders.- This combination  puts the kidneys to work to filter  and sift out the waste matter, uric  acid, and other impurities that cause  lisease. It makes new blood and  relieves rheumatism and lame b.-ul  ind bladder tronblns.  It will not cost you a cent to try  Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver  Tablets, and they are excellent for  stomach troubles and constipation.  Get a free sample at all drug stores.  36  ���franK-  -power,  temper,  Bale oi Three.  Three   things  to  wish   for���health  friends and a cheerful spirit.  Three things  to  delight  in  ness, freedom and beauty.  Three   things   to    admire-  t-racefulness and dignity.  Three   things   to   govern���  tongue and conduct.  Three things to hate���cruelty, arrogance and affectation. .  Three things to love���purity, truth  and honor.  Three things to be���brave, gentle  and kind.   The small sum of two bits (25c) per  month lakes the Phoenix Pioneer to  any postoffice on earth.  Do Not Crowd the Season.  The first warm days of spring bring  with them a desire to get out and enjoy the exhilarating air and sunshine.  Children that have been housed up all  winter are brought out and you wonder  where they all came from. The heavy  winter clothing is thrown aside and  many shed their flannels. Then a  cold wave comes and people say that  grip is epidemic. Colds afthis season  are even more dangerous than in mid  winter, as there is much more danger  of pneumonia. Take Chamberlain's  Cough Remedy, however, and you will  have nothing to fear. It always cures,  and we have never known a cold to result in pneumonia when it was used.  It is pleasant and. safe to take. Children like it.    For sale by all druggists.  MINERAt ACT.  (FomP.I  Certificate of Improvements,  NOTICE.  "Australia," "Fiji," "Rat Fractional,"Raven  fractional," anil ''Tarantula Fractional," Mineral Claims situate in the Greenwood ��� Mining  Division of Yale District. Where ��� located���  between Greenwood and Wellington Camps.  TAKE NOTICE that. I, Isaac H. Hallett. as  Agent for Kbic E. Jackson, Free Miner's Certificate Nti. B 10056, intend, sixty days from date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for Certificate!! of Improvements, tor the purpose ol  obtaining Crown Grants ofthe aboveclaiins.  Aud further Take Notice that nctiou, undei  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificates ot Improvements.  Dated this 15th day of July, A.D., 1907.  44��� I. H. HALT.HTT.  Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is Both Agreeable and Effective.  Chamberlain's Cough Remedy has  no superior for coughs, colds and  croup, and the fact that it is pleasant  to take and contains nothing in any  way injurious has made it a favorite  with mothers., Mr. W. S. Pelham, a  merchant of Kirksvillev iu-va. ,_eayS^  "For more than twenty years Chamberlain's Cough Remedy has been my  leading remedy for all throat troubles.  It is especially successful "in cases of  croup. Children like it and my customers who have used it will not take  any other."    For sale by all druggists.  * CATARRJrl ffcMfcDT  "Over half of the population of Canada suffer from  some form of catarrh during the course of the year.-  This demonstrates the great need of Peruna in every  home to protect the family against all catarrhal  diseases."=~S. B. HARTMAN, M. D.  D. J. Matheson  3nsurance agent  I'lDELITY     BONDS,  FIRE.       LIKE  AM"  ACCIDENT.  PLATB    GLASS  CO.VIMISSIO.VKR    FOR    TAKING    AFFIDAVITS  PHOENIX,   B.C.  Fair Young Creature (after some  recitations)���Do you think I would do  for a Juliet?  Manager (anxious not to hurt feelings)���Urn���er���well, you'd look very  pretty in the tomb.  MINERAL ACT.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  Monte Grand & California Fraction mineral  claim, situate in Greenwood Miulng Division or  Yale District.  Where located���Greenwood Camp.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Forbes M. Kerby at  ,��eentror John Mulllgnn, Free Miner's Certificate No. Haoai, intend, sixty days from date  hereof to apply to the Mluluj; Recorder for a  Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claim.  Aud further Take Notice thnt action, nnder  Section 37, must be commenced before the If-  miance o?such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this >7th day of June, A D., 1907.  ���&_ poHBya u. Knaav, _*��ui&.  Eaetna, Teller, Salt Rheum, Itch, Rlnj Worm,  Herpes, Barbers' Itch.  All of these diseases are attended by  intense itching, which is almost instantly relieved by applying Chamberlain's Salve, and by its continued use a  permanent cure may be effected. It  has, in fact, cured many cases that had  resisted other treatment. Price 25  cents per box. For sale by all druggists.  Teacher���Come here, Patsey, I'm  going to flog you.  Patsey���Yis, sor.  Teacher���Now then, young man,  how will you have it?  Patsey���Sure, an' if yez don't moind,  I'll take it punchin' bag stoyle.  Teacher���Urn!    How's that?  Patsey���Heavy on th' up sthrokes.  Hospital Donations.  Lidt of Donations received  situ.*} Jan.  1st, 1905,  to the Phoenix   General   Hospital :  Cash $10 R- Horrell  Cash las J- "��� Macaulay  Cash��5  A. F. Berry  BookCase A. K. H. Clark  Bed Linen,4 doz Hospital Ladies' Aid  Cash $50 E. T. Bank  Cashiio Jas- McCreath  Cash $35  Canadian Rand Drill Co.  Spriug Cot A. B. Hood  MapleSyrup - A Friend  Gentleman's Dressing Gown Mrs. J. B. Boylj  Old Linen Mrs. I. Crawford  1 Bor Books  .Mrs. B. A. \v. Hodges  Cash $2"     A Grand Forks Friend  Doir,;..lo'n Copper Co Full Set Boiler Tubes  C.n.1 Wood - F. R.iftiir"  PHOENIX    BEER  Will relieve that tired feeling so quickly that it  will surprise you.  With what is acknowledged to be the best  equipped Brewing Plant in the Boundary by far,  we furnish a really delectable article.  CANADIAN r\  ' -Pacific K'  ONE WAY COLONIST RATES:  EASTERN   ���= CANADA  TO  Ask for  our Bottled  Beer  Phoenix  Brewing Company  Of) :���  SANITARIUM, Arrow Lake, B,C.  ����**___The most perfectly appointed Health  tud Pleasure Resort lu the West, with a com-  pletesystem of Baths���including Turkish nud  Russian. Open the year round. The curaliv;  properties of its waters are unequated.  For Curing all Rheumatic. Nervoui and Mus  :ular Troubles.  For Healing all Kidney, Liver and Stomach  tilments.  For Eliminating all MelalliePoisons from th  System  The grandeur ol .he scenery ts unrivalled  Mountains, snow peaks, forests, lakes.waterlalls,  Boating, yachting, fishing, shooting, eicurslt us  tennis. Its winter climate is unsurpassed foi  mildness HARRY HcINTOSH,  P��ODrletc  A pencil mark here ,_  is a reminder that vour subscription to this paper is  now past, due, and the publisher will appreciate your  promptattention.       fj&"  t *l  ii.-|��-������'������'��",>,'',V* ���"  "���*^*"**��'**^**��*'��W*��s^s��~^����*  BINER & SONS, Props,  Office and Brewery, Banner St.  Phoenix, B. C.  ��&-   We have the only ICE MAKING MACHINE in the Boundary.  ���~ t  Mi\a LIVERY STABLES  MUKDOCK McINmE, Prop.  35   Horses,   Full   Liveiy   Equipment,  Have taken   over   the   Lumber   Yard  and will carry   a   full   stock.  DRY   WOOD   IN    ANY    QUANTITY  rrompt Attention  to   orders  st any hour of day or night.  Knob Hill Ave. ________��_!!______.        Phoenix, B. C.  1 mii-r^l Miivt^^i i-ii-m^, -rirr^V. ������"^^LiWisJM mi***.**)^! 1^,  *~gr^ ��� ^ j? -~& -zt*"W o  II o"2^"27 ""^ ""jijt "'JiSt'  eh  Is acknowledged by those who read it regularly to ne tbe  leading journalistic exponent of the Boundary District of Southeastern British Columbia.  It is published in the centre of the great Copper Mining  Industry of British Columbia, and prints the news of the Districts while it is news. It plays no favorites, but aims to give  everyone a square deal.  The Pioneer costs $2 per annum; to American subscribers,  $2.=;o and more than one of its readers subsciibes for two,  three and even five  years.    Address, with remittance,  Pioneer Pub.  Co.,  Phoenix, B.C.  Mrvrtr-We have alew Copies ofthe las' PIONEKR AN.VUAI. left, price    35 cents  ench. or a copy will be sent fre= to a new subscriber.  xr /r t*~ fir ^...iT^JZLfk^A^^^^,,.^,,.^^^-./^^  ALBERTA and  BRITISH  COLUMBIA  TORONTO,  BR ANTFORD,  GUEJLPH,  LONDON,  GALT.  KINGSTON -  OTTAWA���  Via Port Arthur  or S. S. Marie  OTTAWA--  via Chicago  MONTREAL   -  QUEBEC  ST. JOHN, JN.B.  MONGTON, JN.B.  HALIFAX  Correspondingly low rates trom all intermediate points.  Tickets on Sale, Feb. 20 to April2p, '08  For further particulars, call on or write  V. E. MauPhkkson, John .Mo*, D.JP.A.  U.P.4*.. Winnipeg, Man.     .Nelson, B.O.  $46.05  $50.10  I  $51.40  \ $52.45  - $52.70  - $56.00  } $60.95  - $63.45  COLUMBIAN COLLEGE.  Founded 1892���Incorporated 1893.  NEW WESTMINSTER. B.O.  Provides a Christian home tor stud*  o-nts of both sexes at moderate rates.  Una ft preparatory olasn for junior students, doing grade public school work.  Does high school work, confers all high  school privileges, and prepares for teachers' examinations. Teaches all branches  of a Practical Business Course and gives  Diplomas. Gives a liberal education in  its Collegiate Course and in the Ladies'  Course for M.JE.L. and M.L.A. In University work, can take students through  the complete ArtB Course, and the degree of B.A. can be obtained from Toronto University, which the college is in  hit affiliation.  For fuller information and terms write  Rev. W. J. Sipperell, B.A., B.D., Principal; or Rev. J. P. Bowell, Bursar.  Found.  On tbe Sth of February, Collie pup.  Owner can have  same   by   paying expenses to T. Robb, Balmoral hotel.  Pi  ,J;Mi  ;��M  ���'���sit  8'*:ja  'Mm  '''^flZ-  ���Z^MyM  '���m  <AtS  '!'-.?������'  ���   '$���'���%  :.mZ:  y-?H<Y  yM  mi  W'-t  ��J��.��frW-*tf��r^^ T'T!<-  1  "���"oyTr****'  m  jjjjis'i  ���mm i  mi  1  m  B*1  Jflt  'J'---*  H  PI1  1  ii?  SHARP <& IRVINE CO.  BROKERS  108 Wall St. Spokane, Wash.  We have 500 Shares of International Coal and Coke  that we are selling Blocks of 100 Shares or over  at 80 cents per Share.  The above Orders are Subject to Prior Sale.  The Stock is paying Regular Quarterly Dividends of  2 cents per Share, and is an excellent purchase  at the above price.  For further Information,   Write or  Wire at once.  _o   Leading Hotel of Boundary's Leidln**  Mining Qimp  Hotel Balmoral  Corner Knob Bill Ave., and First Hi.,  PHOKNIX, H. C.  j. A  McMASTER  J* Proprietor.  New and Up-to-date  Centrally Located,  8ood Sample Rooms.  X  Under New Management  Hotel Alexander  f "-   '"' ' *  ; R: V. Omholm, Prop.  [' Conducted in .First-Class shape.    Choice stock of Irrigating  goods.  j Special attention to dining room.    Large,   airy  and  well  furnished rooms.  DomIbIm A venae  Phoeolx, B C.  1  f  i  ~m ��� a ���  ��� ��� ��� ���  BABV CARRIAGES AND GO-CAWS "*"*"*"*      J  Just arived a fine line.    Come and get first choice.    ��  .  BINNS THE FURNITURE MAN ���  T  HPECLAXX1ES  UNX>BHtT4AJCING  PICTURE FRAMING  ��*ss*9*S0gsssssgM��sg0Sg0SS00<  FULLER ORANGES  ^���~ '   ' Are the Best.       ���  SOLD AT-  Thone No. 64  irch Services Tomorrow |  4^%/ta^/4^4gy4&4a/%*a/v*y%/^'Q  Church of England���St. Johns, Rev.  J. JLeech-Porter, rector. Service every  Sunday evening at 7:30.  Methodist���Sunday School at 2:30  p. m. evening service 7:30 p. m.  Thursday evening, prayer meeting and  choir practice. A cordial invitation to  all these services. Rev. J. Wellesley  Whittaker.  St. Andrews' Presbyterian Church  Preaching      Service      tomorrow     at  7:30  p. m. Sunday school and Bible  class at 10:00 a. in. A cordial welcome  to all.   Rev.   Samuel   Lundie, Pastor.  Catholic���Church of Our Lady of  the Good Counsel.���Divine Service  every '2nd and 4th Sunday of each  month. Holy Mass, 10 a.m. Sunday  .School, 2:30 p.m. Vespers and Bene  diction 7:30 p.m. Father J. A.  Bedard. O.M.I. Pastor  CO-OWNERS' NOTICE.  ro Olive Steen.oI Farran's Point, Ontario, and  J. S. C. Praser, of Rossland, Biitish Columbia.  YOU ARB HSRKBY NOTIFIED that I have  expel" ed $100.00 lit labor and improv meuLa ou  tbe "Laura B" Mineral Claim, situate In Greenwood 'lamp, in the Greenwood Mining Division  ofthe District ol Yale, as will appear by the Certificate of Work recorded October 8th, IC07, in the  Office ofthe Mining Recorder for the said Greenwood Mining Division, iu order to hold such  Olalru for the year ending October nth, 1907,  and that I have also paid $1 50 for recording such  Certificate ol Work:  And if at the expiration of 90 days from the  first publication of this notice you tail or refuse  lo contribute your proportions ofthe expenditures requiied under Section 24 of the Mineral  Act, to hold said Claim for the year above mentioned, together with all cost-, of advertising,  your interests in said Claim wUl become vested  111 the subscriber (a co-owner) under Section 4, of  the Mineral Act Amendment Act, 1900:  The amount due from you.OMvE Stkbn, on  account of nucli work, aud recording the Certifi  cate thereof is $15.62, and from you, J. 8. C.  4-kASKR, IB $8 54.  Dated at Phoenix, B.C.,the 23rd day of January, 1908.  D. I. MCINTOMINBY.  If you owe your subscription to this  paper, please pay up.  A pencil mark here j_  is a reminder that vonr subscription to this paper 18  now past daer and the pub-  liaher will appreciate your  - promptoUoution.  (y h.iwi.i^��iW^���>���������.   i������i^m.**.*  RAFFLE  FOR $325 MOTOCYCLE  Will Take Place ot  0 ran by Hotel,   Saturday,  ,       7     March Nth.  Next Saturday evening, March 14th,  at the Granby Hotel, a raffle will be  held for the well known $325 moto-  cycle of Dr. Dickson's. The moto-  cycle is in perfect condition in every  way, being two and one-half horse  power. The machine is practically  new/having Been in use but one sea  son, and can be handled by any one.  The tickets have been put at $1 each,  and some one will get a bargain when  the raffle takes place.  :7^m^^  ~ In and Around Phoenix  BRIEF  TOPICS  OF  LOCAL  AND   GENERAL  INTEREST  TO   PHOENICIANS.  Apply to  Dry wood   in   car   lots.  Trombley, Phoenix, B. C  Before buying your furniture elsewhere, call on R. T. Gardner.  Second-hand Sewing Machines of all  makes, for sale, see Miss McDonald  Prescriptions carefully prepared at  Thrasher's Drug Store���'Phone 16.  Sewing Machines from $io up, see  Miss McDonald.  Fred Bell returned Thursday from a  two months' trip to Seatte.  Thrasher, the Druggist, carries a  fresh line of Lowney's chocolates of all  kinds.  Late popular music at 25 cents per  copy; McKinley edition, 10 cents.  One week only at H. James.  It will pay you to see N. Binns if  you are wanting Furniture, as he has  now a full stock in most lines.  Come and get first choice of Baby  Carriages and Go-Carts at Binns, the  Furniture Man.  Born, to the wife of John L. Dunlop,  Knob Hill avenue, February 28th, a  son.  Charles L. Thorn ber and wife, formerly of Phoenix, are now located in  Vancouver.  On Friday, March 20th, the Ladies'  Aid ofthe Methodist church will give  a parlor social.  Closing out sale of new and second  band goods. H. J. Clint, Copper  street, Greenwood.  On Saturday, March 14th, the Finnish Socialist Society will give a ball  'n their new hall.  The B. C. Telephone Co. has issued  a new directery to its patrons, with all  corrections made to February.  A little girl was welcomed at the  home of Mr. and Mrs. Palmer J. Cook,  Old Ironsides avenue, last Sunday,  March 1st.  His Majesty's customs were en-  $2,125.61 at the sub-port of Phoenix,  that amount having been taken in by  Collector William Delahay.  Tlie subject for Sunday at the  Methodist church will be, "Love and  Courtship," being the second in the  series of "Everyday Problems."  A burning chimney at the Aetna  lodging house sounded the fire-alarm  and brought out the department last  Saturday night.    No damage done.  F. E. Smith, of Colville, has written  engaging the opera house for Thursday,  March 12th, and once a week thereafter, with a specially engaged company.  T j) <sr Sunday one. ofthft.heavi����et snow  falls of the season occured here, probably at least a foot of the beautiful  coming down. This week, however,  it has been going fast.  Sunday's services at St. John's mission of the Church of England will be  held at 11 a. m., when there will be a  celebration of the holy communion.  No evening service tomorrow.  The junior hockey boys prepared  for and announced a game with the  Grand Forks team here Thursday  night, but the lads from the smelter  city failed to put in an appearance.  Boundary  City   Commisloner-s.  JLast week's issue of the B. C. Gazette contains announcements of appointments by the government of many  boards of licensing and police commissioners in cities throughout the province. Those in three municipalites  in the Boundary as follows:  Greenwood���Police, Aid. Fleming, J.  Coles; licensing, Aid. Sutherland and  Duncan Mcintosh.  Grand Forks���Police and licensing,  Aid. McArdle and David Whiteside.  Phoenix���Police and licensing, Aid.  Porter and Charles D. Hunter.  N. Binns has just received a fine  lot of fancy rockers, if you want one  come quick, as they are going fast.  It will soon be spring arid you will  want to take the baby out the first nice  day.7.'Binns, the Furniture man, has  just received anice lot of Baby Carriages and Go-Carts.  Last Monday in Phoenix and elsewhere in the province, being the first  school day in March, the beginning of  school hours changed back to 9 a.m.  instead of from 9.30, as during the  winter. ' J'.'..  Tuesday evening a number of friends  of Mrs. Francis JKJnott assembled at  her residence in honor of her birthday, and made a presentation of a silver butter dish, a pleasant evening being spent.    ',    r  Last Sunday evening Phoenix Aerie  No. 158 attended St. John's mission  of the Church of England in a body,  Rev. J. Leech-JPorter preaching a sermon from the text, "Bear Ye One Another's Burdens." About 20 members  of the order were present.  TheskaJting rink management hopes  to keep the rink open for a few days  longer, but when the melting begins in  earnest, it is not easy to keep the ice  in good shape on account of the spr.'ngs  there and water coming down from the  hillside back of the rink.    .  A meeting in the interests of the  Lord's Day Alliance of Canada, will  be held at the Methodist Church, Monday, March gth, at which time T. Al  bert Moore, the general secretary, will  deliver an address. A hearty invitation is extended to all to be present.  Last Saturday the funeral occurred  of Mrs. John Sarrinen, the interment  taking place in the Phoenix city cemetery. Deceased died on the previous  Thursday at her home on Old Ironsides avenue, from complications following childbirth. Rev. Samuel Lundie officiated at the obsequies.  IN THE PHOENIX PUBLIC SCHOOL.  Retails  With ihe Carters.  The curling competition for the  Pither & Leiser cup is not yet quite  completed. Results Jin the Toronto  Silverplate Co. and president's prizes  competition since last publication,  have been as follows:  Strachan  won   from   Brown  Campbell  11  -  ' George  McNicol  ��,  - - Morrin  Reeves  11  Strutzel  Sherbino  ii  Gardner  Strachan  u  "   Smith  McNicol -  II  Brown  George  '    IC  Reeves  Sherbino  u  Campbell  Report For  February From the Senior Dlvl-  ��� '. slon".  Senior Entrance Class���Grace  McKenzie, 4289; Katie Bell, 4'575  Gladys Pickard, 4082; Etta Murray,  4038; Alvin Hendrickson, 3841; Arthur Isaacson, 3484; Eddie Murray,  3*S3; George Heidman, 3101; Elizabeth Spilhaugh, 2874; Bertrand Knott,  2866.   7  Junior Entrance Class.���Cora  Dawson, 3971; Willie Johns, 3747;  Hattie Graham, 3593; Helen Gordon,  3570; HaJrry Carson, 3500; Harry  Swanson, 3425; John McDonald, 3092;  Harold Townsend, 3016; Eddie Swanson, 2760.  '���, Fourth Class.���Mary Mussatto,  3093; Albert Elmgreen, 2955; Edith  Fraser, 2919; Frank Tinetti, 2774;  Annie Isaacson, 2597; George Biner,  2284; Gertrude Knott, 2059; Morfydd  Bateman, 1787.  Third Class.���Daisy Andrews,  3096; Allen Docksteader, 2907; Laurel  Pickard, 2866; Sigre Elmgreen, 2701;  Edna Swanson, 2475; James White,  2316; Alma Hendrickson, 2285;  Frances Larson, 2181; Arthur Walters  2131; Annie McKeowri, 2007; Eddis  Cameron, 1670; Jessie Pierce, 1668;  Helen Quinlivan, 1580; James Robert  son, 1488; Emlyn Pierce, 1003.  The following list shows the number  of days each pupil was absent during  the month: Emlyn Pierce, n>��;  Helen Quinlivan, 10; Bertrand Knott,  6; Morfydd Bateman, 5}^; Elizabeth  Spilhaugh, 5; Alma Hendrickson, 4;  George Biner, 3^; John McDonald,  3^; Gertrude Knott, 3; Eddie Swan  son, 3; Hattie Graham, 2*6; -Frances  Larson, z}4; Harold Townsend, 2%;  Harry Carson, 2; George Heidman,  ij��; Arthur Isaacson, ij��; James  Robertson, 1; Gladys Pickard, 1; Harry  Swanson, 1; Arthur Walters, 1; Jessie  Pierce, ^; Edward Cameron, j��.  Ninteen pupils were never absent  during the month.  Miner*' Uilon Election Todav.  This is the regular date for the semi  annual election by Phoenix Miners'  Union No. 8, and judging from the  number of nominations made-���no less  than 28 all told���there is considerable  interest in the outcome. Those nomi  bated are as follows:  For president, W. J. Louttit and  Dan Patterson; vice-president, William  Oxley and John Osterman; financial  secretary, Thomas G. Jones and William Pickard; recording secretary, Marcus Martin and George L. ElKins; assistant recording secretary, Wm. Car-  michael and W. X. McDonald; conductor, Messrs. Parry and Owens;  treasurer, J. O. Church and Frank  Knott; five trustees, Ed. Allen, W  X. McDonald, John Mcintosh, Leo  J. Stalls, R. G. Gordon, John R. Camp  bell, John Mclver, Pete Corrigan,  Axel Peterson.and Ed.  Langdoh.  "   ~~~   Special Trala  OH Track.  Last Tuesday a special Great Northern train arrived here, with officials on  a trip of inspection,   including W. W.  Broughton, St. Paul, freight traffic  manager; JE. L. Brown, Spokane,;superintendent western division; JV P.  Kenny, St. Paul, assistant traffic manager; M. J. Costello, assistant traffic  manager^ of Seattle; R. C. Morgan,  superintendent, Spokane; Wm. Kelly,  Spokane,'master; mechanic. After leaving Phoenix the officials went west as  Keremeos, returning to J Grand Forks  the next day, where their train-ran off  the track on the Y, caused by^a spreading rail. That night the regular pas  senger was delayed till 3 a. m. in reaching Phoenix on this account.  A serious mud slide occured on the  Great Northern at the Seven Devils,  on the7Columbia rivcr,:abbve Marcus,  early this week. The next day while  clearing it away, an Italian drilled into  some dynamite, -several men losing  their lives in the explosion. R. C.  Morgan's: special train, had a narrow  escape at this dangerous spot, passing  over the track but 15 minutes before  the landslide took place.  *jgaunt0mms%&*MMti*ia*l  Latest Prices 10 Metal**  New York���Copper, electrolytic. $12  25     @ $12.50;    lake. $12 37 @ $12.62.  . ���._Bar Silver, 55Ji  L��a<i, 'ssoa^qi*o.To.  _.  Spelter, $4.65 <3 $4.75.  Thursday evening Grand Forks  Smeltermen's Union held its semiannual election, when A. E. Hardy  was chosen president and Thomas J.  Benninger secretary.  Latest Mining Stock Quotations.  [Corrected  Nelson, B. C.  by Mighton & Cavanagh,  , to Feb. 26,1908.]  Mig'Htork (Q, Cavai&aug'foi  BROKERS  Drawer 1082  Nelson, B. C  The stock market is a sure indicator  of the trend of business. A more buoyant feeling is pervading the different  markets, and all stocks are firm at the  following quotations  Alberta Coal and Coke  B.C. Copper .......:..  Chas. Dickens..   Cons. Smelters.'.....".  Copper King.........  Domin. Copper.....  Gertie................  Granby............  Galbraith Coal......  Hecla (CD.A.).......  International Coal....  Kendall...   ..      Missoula Copper.....  Nabob.......... .....  Com Paul..   Panhandle Smelter.  Rambler-Cariboo..  Rex   Snowshoe.   Snowstorm..   Solllvan .    5*.iliivan Bonds.  ...  Stewart    Tamarack & Ches..  ASKED  .30  4.50  .15  75.00  .04 ���'-:  2.25  .04%  90.00  .27  3 50  ���79^  .98  .07  .03%  ���07K  .03>��  .27  .21  .10)4  1.58  ���03%  67.50  1.15  1.50  BII>  .20  4 25  .     -11?��  60.00  ;03^  2 12J6  .04.!^  80.00  .19  2.50  .78  .90  .06^  .03}��  .06  .03^  .24  .16  .10  1.56  .03>*  60.00  .90  .76  ATTRACTIVE  Nothing will show to  better advantage, than  a   few pieces of fine   : :  HAND-PAiNTED  CHINA.  Wc  are  selling   Odd Pieces  at   a  ��� ���Heavy. Discount . to make  room  for   Now   Stock.    Sse our Window  ��� foi  Prices. ..  E A. BLACK,  THE JEWELLER.  ��v 11  V_  The BEST, Cheapest |  ���and most satisfactory |  Clothing in Phoenix,    f  Clothing  WHO SAYS SO? Hundreds of satisfied  customers. If you don't oelieve it come  and examine goods. "  A Full Line of Underwear, Shirts, Shoes, Ties.etc,  iust arrived.    All new seasonable goods at old  and Cheapest prices.  THOMAS BROWN,  Men's Wear Exclusively.  BIRN1K BLOCK.  KNOB HILL AVK., PHOKNIX  WALL PAPER  oo-<r��  Latest Designs from' the   leading   makers   in   Canada.   ::   ::  Now   is   the   time to   make   your  choice���we have just what you  want, from   the  cheapest  to   the   best.     Call  and   inspect.  tZZi  McRAE BROS., Ltd.  KNOB HILL AVE.  i  t  t  i  w*��m*aaj$in*aii*tma*m* t  Greenwood   Liquor   Co.  We furnish" fhe'traae att u��cr the -DouuUai^- wiiir'  the Choicest Imported and Domestic  ��   Wines, Liquors and Cigars  As wc ship direct in Carloads, we  can   make   the  ���prices right, and give prompt shipment.  Jas. McCteatt & Co.  GREENWOOD, IJ. C.  Pkoenix Steam Laundry Co.,  LIMITED.  With the newest and most modern machinery, we are now in  a   position to handle tbe  largest, or smallest orders  with dispatch and at the lowest possible prices.  BEST OF WORK GUARANTEED.  Phone No. 25  PatronUe Home Industry.  Prompt attention to all orders  A.  D.   McKENZIE,   Manager.  Domini >n Ave.,  PhoenU, B C.  [i52SHJ5HSH5BSB5ZSa5HSa5HS2SHS2SH53JS  The great copper mines of the United  States are resuming operations. To us this  is a sure indication of better things. Resumption of operations by parties who are  in a position to know what is taking place  on the financial chess board means much  for the Boundary.  Subject to market fluctuations, we offer  the following snaps:  500 to 2000 Alberta Coal & Coke.        .27  100 to   300 B. C. Copper      4.50  10 to     SO Cons. M. & S. Co...       67.50  100 to   500 Dominion Copper..      2.25  5 to    50 Granby.     85.00  500 to 1000 International Coal 80  Use the wires at our expense on any of the above.  ir William Hunter Co., Limited.  iomittfmt Autnup.  MIGHTON ��5i CAVANAUGH  �� UROKKKS  Eii5asasasi��ssas2SaSHSss2S25HS2SHS25aErEL5ai  Mens Suits  Mens  Hats  Hen s  Shirts  Men's SHoss  Lacfes     and  Ckil-  dr��ns Goods  If Yotf V/afflt a nice nobby and up-to-date suit you will  find a choice selection in our line of men's stylish clothing  for winter.     We sell the kind that wear well and look well.  Men's Shifts You will find it hard to duplicate our handsome line of men's shirts, in golf and negligee with attached and detached cuffs plain and pleated bosoms.  Men's Hats A large assortment, just in, of those new  stylish blocks, in Black and Brown,  Men's Shoes Our line of shoes is complete, you should  see them before purchasing. Our patent calf dress s-,d*.s  and oxfords outshine them all.  Boy StfitS A new iot of perfect fitting norfolks  and   truee  piece suits, stylish.  See our line of Ladies' Waists, Ladies' Shirts, Ladies' CjI ars,  Ladies' Shoes, Ladies' Linen Underwear, Children's  VVash Dresses.  Girls' and Boys' waists.  I  ��  The WBLL1AM HUNTER CO., LTD.  tmmm*mm$m

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