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The Phoenix Pioneer May 3, 1902

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Array Boundary Mines Sent  Out 390,000 Tons of  Ore in 1901; ^ ^  ".  M  >���!  \  f   fi  4��  A  $1  4'>i__*i  4f  *f ��ji  Devoted to the Interests of the Bounclary Mining District.  Phoenix is the Centre  and Leading Mining  Camp of Boundary.  Vol. III.  PHOENIX, BRITISH COLUMBIA;- SATURDAY, MAY 3, 1902.  No, 25.  OUR  GENTS' FURNISHINGS  _M_M_M____M__M_M__aiM_HHMaNH_M_BBaB__Ha__M_____MN_MH^  DEPARTMENT IS NOW COMPLETE  With the Most Up-to-Date Stock iii the District.  Shirts  Tooke Bros. Starched  Van Allen's Negligee  Hats  30 Different Styles  and Shades by all the  the Nest Makers.  Original Slater for which we are the sole agents, and every  pair of which the price is stamped by the makeis.  McCready dress shoes,  An.es-Holdeh dress shoes.  ���  Foot-Schultz���the peer of American mining Shoes.  Geo. A Slater���We have in stock 150 pair of this line of  dress shoes which we are closing out at actual cost.  We are sole agents foi the Fit-Refoim Clothing Co.. of  Montreal. Their spring samples are a marvel, the fit  Guaranteed.  IflllMH (0.. Limited.  Phoenixi  Greenwood.  Grand Forks  Sandon.  M0RRIN,TH0MPS0N SCO.  What to Eat  A most trying and troublesome question at this time of the  season, isn't it, Especially in a mining camp where it is  hard to obtain table luxuries aud delicacies such as one has  a craving for.    However  THis lias been  Remedied  to a great extent, inasmuch as we have  made it our policy to give our customers the very best of  every; thing in the Grocery line���and take care to have it  fresh.  Keep an Eye Open  For our shipments of Fresh Groceries, Fruit, Vegetables  and al] Delicacies in Sense 11. We are sure we can ''Drive  That Care Away," aud convince you that we keep our  minds upon the question of "What You Will Eat."  Fresh Vegetables and Fruits  Standard Groceries and Canned Goods.  Our Supply is constantly beng replenished with Fiesh Goods of  such Standard makes as the Tartan Hrand Canned Goods, Blue  Ribbon, Cejlon and other brands of Teas, etc. California, Walla  Walla and Home Fruits and Vegetables; Best of Butter and Eggs.  POST OFFICE STORE  LARGEST IN ALL CANADA.  Sixty Drill Air Compressor Ordered Yesterday by the Granby Co.,  Run by Electric Power from Cascade  (.encr'alManager Jay P. Graves, of the Gianby Consolidated Mining, Smelting and Power Co., Ltd.,  yesterday decided to order at once what will undoubtedly be the largest air compressor ever built or installed in a  mine or elsewhere in the Dominion of Canada. It will be used in the'Granby Co.'s mines in Phoenix. The new  compressor will require about six months to build, will be opeiated by electricity, and uhei. in running order "will  have cost the Granby Co. in the neighborhood of #80,900. This interesting piece of news was given to the  Pioiieer yesterday by Mr. Giaves himself, and is therefore official. '  litis,made a two yeans' contract with the Cascade company  for at least 1.500 borne power,' to be delivered here, and it  iscertain that much more power than this will be 'utilized,  a; the smeller will use some, Urnl the mines at Phoenix  will be lighted Irom the saint: source, as well aa the city of  Phoenix.  It is anticipated that it will require about six rnoitths for  the manufacture of tlie newniacliinery just ordered, and  tljttt it will lie installed gome time next fall, probably by  November. As _oon as nlans can be drawn, work on the  excavation for the compressor bouse will be undertaken,  and the foundation, put in. The house will be located a  few hundred feet from t ;e new shaft,'which is to be the  permanent working shaft for the .mines, and winch will  eventually be five compartment, in width.  100,000 Ton Ore Contract.  .'Another important departure from previous methods is  being considered by the Granby Co., and will probably be  decided upon shortly. That is the getting out ofthe surface ore by contract. Thursday night Johnson A. Porter,  of the well knowncmtrarting firm of Porter Bros., arrived  in the camp, with his superintendent, F. C. Baker, of  Pandon. to close up the details of ^contract for taking out  100,000 tons of ore for Ihe Gianby Co., from the surface or  glory hole?, as they are called.  .The Porter Bros., are one of the oldest and most reliable  firms of contractors in the northwest, and ttiis contract,  if .closed, as seems likely, will be in the nature of an experiment on the part of the Granby Co.  > Mr. Porter, in talking to the Pioneer man, stated that  it'was his in'ention, as it had always been their custom in  the past, for the firm to employ only union labor in the execution of this construct.. ".Just when he ��vill begin, or  when the contract will be definitely settled, is not known  as the Pioneer goes to press.  Many Machinery Men Here.  for the last several days electric and mining machinery  mru have been congregating in Phoenix, for the put pose  of bidding on what will prove to be tbe largest nir compressor yet ordered or built, not only in the Boundary  country it British Columbia, but Ihe iargest in the  flouiinion of Canada, so far as is yet known. The following companies were represented:  J mc8 Cooper M/g. Co., Ltd., of Montreal, by ft. A O.  MrNally, of Rowlaml; Canrdian Raid Diill Co., .Siier-  b'Ooke, Que.,, by R. P. Williams, of Greenwood; Allis-  Chalmers Co., Chicago, by S. S. Sjiiylef, of Spokane;  We. tii.glinuse Electric Co., Pittsburgh, J'n., by A. A.  Miller, of Seattle; Canadian General Electric Co., Montreal  bv L A. Campbell, of Ro.sland.  After due consideration Mr. Graves and bis associates  decided to,order the gigantic compressor of the Canadian  Rand Drill Co.. Ltd.,,subject to the details being agreed  upon. The electric machinery was not ordered yesterday,  but will be attended to later.  In securing tlie order there wasconsi lerable competition  between the several companies represented, as the Granby  Co. want only the very best and most up-to-date machines,  practicability and lasting qualities being more important  than tlie price.  Built In Two Section*.  The new compressor will be. of1 the latest improved  Corliss duplex type, and will be built in two sections of 30  drills each, so that they can be inn separately or together,  as desired. Kaeh half will be operated by a 700 home  power dynamo, the power being obtained from the Cascade  Water, Powerand Light Co., 'Ltd.,- of Cascade, 22 miles  distant, the lines of which are now. almost completed to  Plioenix.  For the purpose of securing this power the Granby Co. i  PROVIDENCE  j the balance on the bond. " At a depth  I of 50   feet,  30   inches, of  splendid  "FYF^AT"   AVATVF   ��rC'  lowing"'ree-go;_r--ga)ena :imd  l_rl__i/^l__ '.���'!"lfAL/L .��������� copper has been uncovered, that is the  ! admiration of the many who have seen  Half Interest  Bonded for the  Sum of $25,000.  GREENWOOD MEN TAKE HOLD OF IT  Wm. M. Law. Henry P. Mylton and Fred.  Whltwell, of Greenwood, and C.L.Tate,  of Spokane, Interested with Wm. Fowler.  CLEARING  THEGROUND  it.  From the indications it appears that  the Providence will prove to be a  great mine.  For the New Snowshoe Compressor.  As foreshadowed in last week's  Pioneer, a deal was made for the  Providence mine last Saturday in  Greenwood, by which William Fowler,  who holds the$io,ooo bond on the  mine, sells a half interest to a number  of Greenwood men, together with one  from Spokane, for $25,000. Thesiim  of $8,000was paid in cash, and the  balance of $17,000 is to be paid in  three, six and nine months. Those  who take an interest aie W. M. Law,  Henry V. Mytton, Fred. Whitwell and  others of Greenwood, and E. L. Tate,  of Spokane. The new owneis are reported to have taken possession, and  will push development from now on, a  second car-lo.id being now ready for  shipment to the Greenwood smelter.    I  The Providence, which is located  about two miles from the Greenwood  smelter, was located in 1S92 by Wm.  Hickman, who was grubstaked . by  Howard C. Walters, of Spokane.  Walters afterwards acquired the entire  claim, and worked it  till   1893,   ship-  TAX RATE WILL BE 21.98 MILLS,  Was Struck at Wednesday's  Meeting of the  Cfty Council.  All the members of the city council  were present at Wednesday  evening's!  meeting, and D.   McMillan acted   as  city clerk for the last time, his resignation taking effect on the 30th ult.  The report of A.  G.   Simpson,   appointed to audit the books ol   the  re-  tiiing city clerk,was  read,   it .stating j  that the accounts  and   tbe  vouchers  were found to be correct.  As recommended by the finance  committee, the following accounts  were ordered paid: Morrin, Thompson  & Co., $3.10; J. N. Campbell, $5.45;  Pioneer Pub. Co., $7.60.  A motion prevailed that the following salaries should heieafter b_ paid :  City solicitor, $$6 per month; health  officer, $25 per month; police magis-  tiate, $25,per month.  Municipal rate by-law No. 36 was  read. The rate is struck as follows:  General, 15 mills; school, 2 mills;  special, 4.98 mills; making a total lax  rate of 2 1 .gS mills on the dollar. A  rebate of one-sixth is allowed if taxes  are paid before August 31st.  The minutes of the court of revision  weie read and approved.  The council authorized the mayor  and city clerk to sign a request to the  water commissioner,  asking   that   the  UT HEAR OF THE BOARDING HOUSE  REDUCED ASSESSMENT BY $2,100.  Court   ol    Revision   Met   La. I   Saturday  ��� ��� . .  . Afternoon.  I.ast Saturday the court of revision,  to consider the city assessment roll fbr  the year 1902, met at the, office of  Mayor Rumberger at 2 p. m. All the  members were pr?stint,' including  Mayor Rumberger, Aldermen Marshall, Graham, Munro arid McRae.  The mayor was chosen chairman and  R. B. Kerr, secretary.  Complaints were heard arid disposed  of as follows :  1. W.J. Porter asked that the improvements on lot io, block 7,  Brooklyn avenue, be reduced from  $[,000 to $800; granted.  2. T. Rodeiick asked reduction on  lot 20, block 6,West ward; not granted.     .  ,'.'.'/, "������[: .  3. I). McMillan said that lot 18,  bloi.k 6, and lot'15,-block 9, and lot  5, block 6, West ward, had been sold  to Daniel Mclsaac and Julius S. Carson, r spectively, since the assessment  roll was made; ordered changed.  4. Dominion Copper Co. said that  lots 1 and 2, block G, West ward,  should be assessed to P. Burns & Co.;  so ordered.  5. Dominion Copper Co. complained that all its land was assessed too  high. Lot 20, block G, West ward,  was ordered struck out, there being no  such lot. The piece of land fronting  on Standard avenue, and unplatted,  was reduced from $4,000 to $2,500.  6. Granby Co. asked that lots 1  and 2, block 8, East ward, be assessed  to J. S. Lawrence, Nelson; so ordered.  7. Granby Co. said that lots 1. and  2, block 10; East ward, should be assessed to L. A. Manly; so ordered.  The total reductions amounted to  $2,100, leaving the total assessment of  lands and improvements for the year  at $349.95��-  K..P.R.MEN  WERE HERE  Officials   Decided   on  Improvements  Many  TO   ITS   FACILITIES  IN   PHOENIX  Round House aid Turntable To Be B_JH���  More Side Tracks lor (he Grin by tut  Snow, boe Mine*. ���    .  INJUNCTION WAS DISSOLVED.  Work Was Started Monday, and the First  Half of (he New 30 Drill Machine is  Expected Shortly, With Two Boilers.  ping ore by pack horse and  wagon   to j  Marcus, and  thence to  the Everett j waler riBllts of Marshall lake be given  smelter, at a cost of $35 or   more per:l0 ll,e Phoenix Water Supply Co., Ltd.  ton.     Even   then   the  returns   were  something like $275 per ton.  Silver dropped out of sight in 1893,  and nothing was done with the property after Mr. Walters discontinued  work on it till last fall, when. Mr.  Fowler took a lease oh it, agreeing to  pay ten per cent, of the smelter returns as a royally, he also taking a  bond at $10,000 at the same time.  Mr. Fowler later took in Fred. Whitwell on the lease, and with work the  claim has latterly shown up exceedingly well. The shipment made to  the smelter recently gave most satisfactory returns, and the property once  more excited a good deal of interest  among local mining men, the deal  above outlined being the result. The  new owners feel confident that they  can soon take out enough ore to pay  As soon as funds are available, the  council ordered a sidewalk to be laid  fiom the McMillan block to the Stem-  winder hotel, on First street.  1). McMillan, the retiring city clerk,  was thanked for his services, having  I held the position since the city became a municipality, and his bonds ot  $2,000 were returned to him.  The Hotel Vendome was recently  completed at Anaconda for J. W.  O'Brien.  Some 50 men were laid off at the  Mother Lode mine this week. The  surface quarries will be drawn on  heavier in the future.  Wednesday night, on orders from  the east, Supt Duncanson laid off all  but two men at the Golden Crown,  but was instructed to keep the pumps  running.  Last Monday the work of clearing  the ground for the foundations for the  new compressor to be installed by the  Snowshoe management, was begun.  The compressor and boilers will be located at the rear ol" the new bunk and  boarding houses, on a level piece of  ground" not far from iheC. P. R. track,  so that a spur for fuel can be put ,in  there with little double. The new  machinery, which was ordered of the  Jenckes Machine Co., Ltd., of Sher-  brook, Quebec, will consist of the first  half of a 30 drill Rand duplex air compressor, with the latest and most approved attachments, together with two  80 horse power boilers, both being  specially adapted for the work intended, and built 10 the order of the Snow-  shoe owners.  The order was placed for this machinery last December, and it is understood that it has now been shipped  from the factory, and is enroutejto  Phoenix. Work on the foundations  lor the machihery, and for the building in which it will be housed, will be  proceeded with at once, as the shipment is expected to arrive in the  course of two or three weeks. The  compressor is so made that another  fifteen drills can be added as soon as  they are wanted.  Great Northern Can Now Build Its Line lito  _-,...  the  Bon.d.ry. ......  The people ' in Grand Forks in  particular and the people of the  Boundary in general were pleassd to  receive the news this week that the  injunction against the V., V. & E;  continuing railway construction into  the Boundary, which was obtained at  the instance of the mauagers of the  kettle Valley Lines, was argued at  Victoria early this week, and dismissed.  .Unless more injunctions crop up,  there is now no opposition or difficulty  about the railway, which is part of the  Great Northern system, finishing its  line to Republic, and also to Phoenix,  according to the surveys, which have  been completed for many months.  The Greenwood delegates, consisting of Ralph Smailes and Duncan  Mcintosh, which went down to the  coast to assist in the good work,  returned last Thursday.  R. A. Hutchins, foreman at the  Mother Lode, is reported to have  resigned this week.  The Boundary Creek License Commissioners wi'l hold a special meeting  at Greenwood next Tuesday.  F"ather Bedard will be pleased to  meet the committee on church building  at the Cottage Hotel Monday, May 5.  Major Ainslie Megraw, of Camp  McKinney, the new incumbent, will  open the sub-recording office at  Beaverdell, up the West l-'ork, next  week,  A farewell reception was tendered  to Rev. I). H. Reid at the Congregational church last evening, Rev. Geo.  1. roadley, the new pastor, also being  present.  As an immediate result of the fast  increasing ore traffic from . the mines  of Phoenix and its neighborhood, the  officials of the C. P. R. have decided  to at once begin the work of extensive  betterments of the company's property  in this locality. During the last year  something of this kind has constantly  been going on, and this year even  more of it will be done. Inasmuch as  the Phoenix branch is said to be the  best paying piece of track owned by  the C. P. R��� from ocean to ocean, the  big railway's officials' are glad to do  this for their own convenience.  Among other, things, more trackage  will be provided for the Granby mines  proper, as well as at the, Phoenix  depot. ; A small round house will be  built, and a turntable or Y will be put  in., These have long been needed,  but when: the new loop at Hartfor/d  Junction, two miles from this city, is  connected with the main track, thereby doing away ,with the switchback at  that point, the other improvements  will probably be completed or well  under way. 'A sidetrack will also be  put in at the Snowshoe, to run back  ofthe site where the new compressor,  soon to arrive, will be erected, arid  other mines, will be'provided with all  the trackage facilities needed. .  All .of these' improvements were  definitely decided on last: Saturday,  when.a large party of ;C. P,R. officials  visited this city, coming in by special  train. The party included Richard  Marpole, Vancouver, general superintendent Pacific division, R. Armisiead,  private secretaiy to Mr. Marpole; II.  J. Cambie, chief engineer; William  Downie, Nelson, superintendent Kootenay and Boundary division; J. Wilson, ,  Vancouver, superintendent of telegraphs; \V. O. Miller, car service an'd  fuel agent; Grant Haii, master mechanic, Revelstoke; R.'A. Bainbridge,  Nelson, engineer Kootenay and Boundary; H. Mclntyre, district inspector,  of telegraphs.  In the course of the next ten days  the new rolling stock for the Boundary  passenger train will begin to arrive. Is  will consist of combination buffet and  parlor cars and first-class passenger  coaches, the formei being the first to  be placed in service.  SEYERAL REAL ESTATE DEALS.  Property    Is    All    Located    on   Dominion  Avenue.  This week four sales of Phoenix  realty were made, in each case the  property being located on Dominion  avenue.  R. B. Kerr sold to G. E. McAuliffc  and Julius S. Carson lot 6, block Gj  West ward. The property is improved  with a one story building thereon, and  is considered desirable in realty circles.  Thursday James Marshall sold to  Donald J. Matheson lot 4, block 5,  West ward, the property being located  on Dominion avenue, below the  Delahay block.  Alexander Gregg the same day sold  the adjoining lot to the above, viz., lot  5, block 5, West ward, to Benjamin  Snell.v It is almost opposite the  present telephone office. In each case  the prices of the above transfers were  not made public.  The members of Boundary Valley  Lodge of I. O. O. F. Greenwood, held  a ball in the Masonic Hall, Wednesday night. There was a numerous attendance and the function was a most  enjoyable one.  Thus far in its history the Granby  smelter has treated 402,677 tons of  ore and the Greenwood smelter has  treated 167,459 tons, making a grand  total of all Boundary smelters to date  of 570,1 36 tons.  Thursday the Grand Forks Driving  Park Association awarded a contract  to Thos. Price for grading its race  track for 23 cents per cubic yard.  There were several tenders, the highest  being 2S cents. The work must be  done in 30 days.  BOUNDARY ORE SHIPMENTS.  The following table gives the or .shipments of Boundary mines tor 1900, for 1901 aud  for 1902, as reported to the Phoenix Pioneer��� Fast  1900 1901 Week       1902,  Granby Mines, Phoenix     (.4,533 233,424 0,929 109,621  Snowshoe,              "                  297 1,731                600  Brooklyn,               "                 150 ....            Mother Lode, Deadwood..       5,340 99,034 2,656    47,084  Sunset,                   "             802 ....         150  Morrison,              "             150           B.C. Mine,          Summit     19,494 47,105          R. Bell,                       "       5f!0           Winnipeg,     Wellington       1,076 1,040 131  Golden Crown,  Athelstan, "  King Solomon, W.Copper....  NTo. 7 Mine, Central....  City of Paris, "  .lewel, Long Lake....  Carnii, West Fork   Ruby,      Boundary Falls....'.   Miscellaneous       3,230  2,250  1,200  2,000  1(50  6S5  780  1,140  Total, tons     99 730  Granby Smelter treatment, tons     62.387  !*, >t''__!!L!'?'!!J_^!;!_'' treat"'ent. ton��-,  300,000  230.S28  118,448  12,865 161.210  10.312 109,462  2,661 49,1  .infill vt i "fiA ,,  if.* -">* .    '  _ <��-�����, [ -  J' S��!l' -   ���'    ! V  f   hn �� '  t-   5^.w j,  '���Ti  St.,  .._  I. ''Si'  ��� aTW i, *s_  flwiyl. to  i"'i_f   , *-i-  piij i MS  ___-*__'&  ti*<_��S        ' .  KHWllPrf.  __��!?-V-*hi > !il"i  WSU    .      If  iliil  ���IfH K��  �� #f  Stall  ifcI.,   '*_  tf- i:  %-;���-'���  :������!�����'  _!Vil  rt��>."S��ir  Hi?  THE PHOENIX PIONEER  ��4^^^4��4.^��4^4-^>^M>>^^��-��-������-M^f-M-4�� ������� ��� ��� ���<���.������������������������ f  ���f  ! The Canadian Bank of Commerce  head office. toronto.  ,000,000.      .*      ���*��      Rest, $2,000,000.  I  t  ���  ��� .  ��� Capital  ���  X HON. CEO. A. COX, Pruldcnt. E. E. WALKER, Ckncnl M. iugcr.  ��� J. H. PLUHMER.Au't C��a'I M. n_gcr.  B. F. MYTTON,   Manager Greenwood  Branch  all p.itnotic citizens should pray without < easing that tome calamity may  oveitake the moribund outfit in control  at Victoiia.:���Vancouver Independent  The Phoenix Pioneer.  HSCEDOS SATl'KI>A% H\ THK  PIONEER PUBLISHING CO.  AT . IIOR. IX. . . C.  W. B. WILLCOX. Manaocr.  t_,.____. ,   I Busiuou office No. 14. .  suiu>c. into, a in auvanck.  fcr V����r _ U 00  Six Month* _ _  i.JJ  To Porelcn Countiica 3 ����_  If rou are not�� subscriber to this piper, this  I. an tnvlutlon to vou to become on*.  AdvertUlug rate* furniihed on application.  Legal notices 10 and 5 cents per line.  Four weekly insertlous constitute one mouth's  advertising.  LIIMION^m^lLABEL^  '.0 have stated that he w.ts satisfied il  he got returns from his investments  here In five or ten yea is. lint he was  also satisfied that, when returns did  begin to come in, they would flow  steadily.  W'e have almost reached that point  in the history of the boundary whete  returns will begin to be reaped fiom  the immense investments that have  been made in our mines As soon as;  we get quite to the point, there will be  Jio mote trouble about seeming fundi,  to work other meritorious pioperties  hete. Capital wilt flow here Ireely,  and this section will b.come a veiit  able hive of industiy. Good claims  will not lack for buyers, present smelting plants will increase in si.e and  still others will be erected.  .May Git' a Trifle���Mr. Green  shields, a shoit time ago fold a Moil:  treal newspaper that Hritish Columbia  has "eujojed a large harvest." The  gentleman hoped to gather a trifle for  himself out of our abundance, w-e  believe. And it appears his ofTous are  likely to be ctowned with success.���  Victoiia Times.  No I'ukj'iikk .Excuse���The  pass  ing ol the it-distribution bill   also  removes the last possible excuse lor the  .suppoit ol an incompetent and worse  than   incompetent' administration, by  certain   well-known   members  ol   the  house, who, if they represent views to  which they recently'.. assented  in  con  teutiou,  cannot   consistently  support  the policy of Mr,  I. unsmuir and hi.s|  colleagues.���Vancouver    News-Advertiser.  Alter   the  exumin.tn >iis ���'   ������     "g|  ofthe Hiitish   (.'olumliiii   Instiuue   of  assayi���;' .1:1s   held,    Unlvii-.<".'���'���  chael being tho president; .m J J. i.m-'  bert Welch, secieiaiy,     'I lie   meetin.  was largely devoted to discussing   su'i  jectsof interest  to the menibeis,  ani'-  listening to an addiess by  the  pits''  cent.  "A.Miuii." Plug Smoking Tobacco is.,  winning in its merits.    Have you tii<  il?    Save the lags; th>y are valuable  DoYoy  Take  THE PIONEER  D.J. MATHESON,  '���.''''���...'���  i'k.suk.ince'aci'ent, i  FIRE, l;lKE, ACCIDKST..'  CiiiiiiiiUhiiiin-r fur Inking Affldiivlls.  I'llOEMX, U.  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 $10.00.  It costs ��� only'$2100.  im w  R. A. SCOTT,  Contractor and IHiit.DER.  Estimates Furnished.  I'HOKNIX, H. C.  In any length desired.  Delivered at your doer  at current rates.  W. CGLTER;  PHOENIX  Phoenix Home Bfewei  Lager  STRICTLY   BUSINESS  j 1902  MAY        i9<��  Sum. M��*.  Tu����. Wtd.   ThH. Frl.   Sit.  \    2   3  4    5  6.7    8    9   10  n 12  13 14   15 16 17  18   19  20 21   22 23 24  25  26  27 28  29 30 31  TIME WORKS IT OUT.  Comparatively, it is only a few years  since the development of the great  lode mines of British Columbia began.  The first to recognize the possibilities  lying dormant in this so-called sea 0.  mountains were our Yankee cousins.  1 At that time even  Canada's greatest  railway had' no thought of penetrating'  this part of the province, but was only  intent on through traffic. Venturesome  Americans came aud saw and conquered the everlasting  hills,  and  forced  them to give up their wealth.     Many  of them became rich  in  the process,  and opened the eyes of the eastern  Canadians.  Then, when it was seen what could  be done by pluck, energy and brains,  coupled with the needed capital, our  own people began to take hold. They  bought many properties of the Americans, who had already made fortunes  out of mother earth here, and still  others came to prospect and find for  themselves the mineral showings that  might be made to yield a goodly return in due time. Many of them have  done exceedingly well, and, as in other  callings, other have, fiom various  causes, not been so fortunate. The C.  i*. R. began to see that the Kootenays  and Yale had great possibilities in them  for traffic, and in time built branches  through the country, and will yet build  more.  It required time and that paiticular  kind of education that is shown in  dollars and cents results, to convince  our people that the wealth was actually  here. When they realized it was to be  had in the Kootenays they tumbled  over each other to get a share, and  many of them succeeded. Then the  newness of it wore off, and ' oilier  equally promising fields of a similar  kind were sought, when the Uoundaiy  came into prominence through the  building of the C. P. R. into this section.  Bu$, as in the early days, when the  energetic Americans were the fust to  appreciate the mineral riches in the  Kootenays, there were many who believed that the low grade Boundary  ores could not be gotten out of the  bowels of the earth at a profit They  shook their heads and were chary about  investing largely here. Once again it  was necessary for them to be educated  to the fact that the wealth was here,  and that it could be extracted with  pjofit if it was gone $bout in the right  wav.  When the hardy pioneer came lo  the western plains, many onlookers  did not believe he could ciise piofilable  crops on the land. . They waited, and  when the tidiness ol the l.ind uas  proved, they flocked to the new countiy,  to share in its prosperity. S'j it is in  this mining country, and those who  have been the pioneers, with ample  capital and skill, will be the fust to  reap the benefits, although thousands  of others are destined to profit also  Time will woik out the whole pioblem  and in the most satislactoiy maiinei.  EDITORIAL COMMENT  F. J. Deane is making the besi  daily paper ever published in Nelson  out of the News. He undeisianus  his business.  Salient joints ��� about your good*  should be made prominent in yoiu  adveitiseinenis.   ���'���  Running an advertisement but" once  is like using to driven large nail with  one snoke of the hammer.  Sally foi th from your den and let  the woild know you aie on eaith and  doing business���by advertising.  Satisfaction guaranteed.���.'a, phrase  that will nevei lose'value as an advertisement, if pioperly backed, up..  Nevci expect good things at the  die. pest puces--every good article is  woithy of its piice, whether it is ad-  vei tiding space, primed 'matter, skilled  laboi 01 a inanul.iclui'ed product.  Nevei im.igiiie that advertising's  sole I miction is to exploit tjoods to be  sold at iediii-ed prices���the best ad-,  veiiiiiug is that which cieates a-de  site to puichase��ondsai tegular pi ices.  II. S. CAVLKV. W.  It. COCIIRANl".  CAYLEY & COCHRANE,  Solicitors, Etc.  PHOENIX, B.C.  R. B. KERR,  Uarkjstkk and.Solicitor,  notary i'uhi.ic.  PHOENIX, B. C.  J .Brewed by a Home institution hasjproven the test and has made a  host of Friends wlio'testify to its Good Qualities  PHOENIX BREWERY  JULIUS MUEEUCR, Proprietor.  GEORGE GIBSON   :J Corner Standard Ave. and Banner St.. Phoeniz%  L��vc orders. t BUTCHER  SHOP on Old (rniuldcj Ave.  SHAVING PARLORS  an'i.  HATH ROOM.      ,  i!rnv.s-\VilH_m- ���".*:_, c.i.  Kit. t uiiti Olu IromuIcK Avt.  l'lioenix. B. C.  King Edward Lodge, U. D.  A. F. liiifi A. M.  RcK'il'ir'cMiiiiiiuiiicnliuii S p. in.     St.  mid Tluirstlny of each month.  Km .r_ciit meetin. _ nscilleili Masonic  llnll, .1 torriso.-Anderson Muck.  JNO. K.'Kl'.MKSWAY  St_.rci_ry.  ,I-\ L.COCK.  VV. . I.  B. C. MINING NOTES  In  October,   1899,  ihe   Boei   w.n  broke out, and has been  in piogre<-��.  for two years and a half.    Some   Ies  sons are pretty expensive.  It is now given out, as was an tin'  pated, that the Kettle Valley rail��a\  will piobably be extended fiom Re  public to Spokane, and that the entire  system is likely to be taken over b)  the C. P. R.  .What a slight hold the government  has. ,One day last week it was defeat  ed squarely by vote of the opposition,  but the speaker managed to get anothei  vote in to decide the fiist one, and sc  saved the day.  East Yale was allowed $27,500 in  the government estimates, and Ross  land riding���than which there is no  moie important in the piovince���a  paltiy $14,500. This shows tlie ie  suit of a "pull" at Victoria.  For the genuine at tide of a wob  bling government, take a look at the  present choice collection at Victoiia  And, of coiitse, no party can be belt,  to account. Joseph Martin and James  I)unsmuir make a gieat team. HV  guess not.  Kamloops asked Andrew Carnegu  for help to build a sanitaiitim, but th.  canny Scot said nay. Which impels  the Kamloops Standaid to lemail.  "The Loid helps those that help them  selves.    Otheis apply to Carnegie.*'  That unlikely story of last week emanating from Grand Foiks, regardm.:  the consolidation of the Snowshoe and  Brooklyn gioups, appealed in dozen1-  of provincial papers. It might be a  good thing it it turned out to be tnic,  but at the present writing appearances  indicate that the story oiigmated in  some' imaginative conespondent's  brainery.  The Pioneer has received a fineK  gotten up little pamphlet on th-.- "Cow  Pea." It comes all the way from the  Carolinas, the governors of which  states are reputed to say vaiious things  to each other. We ceitainly need Coiv  Peas in Phoenix, and all the other  kinds, but we can hardly make the  growing of them a success, according  to the high standaid of North Carolina.  Last week 8,468 tons ol oie were  shipped 110:11 Rossland mines.  Just 127 tons of Slocan oie were  shipped tluough Kaslo last week.  Ouing to bad loads not a ton of oie  was shipped fiom Slocan City mines  last week.  An English syndicate has been  foi med 10 operate the Wakefield, in  the Slocan,  A lecent shipment fiom the Ruffled  Giouse, l.aideau, netted the owners  $101 per ton.  The Sunset, near Sandon, has netted the owneis $40,000 for the past  nine months, and still has a laige  quantity of oie in sight.'  The final payment on the Eva and  Highland Maiy claims, at Goldfields,  in the Laideau, was made recently bj  the Impeiial Development Syndicate  to A. F. RosEiibeiger, the amount  being $8,000.    .  Last week the first pig lead to be  lefincd in Canada was tinned out at  the new plant recently erected in connection with the Trail smelter. The  iciiuery will shoitly be in complete  wot king older.  EN!X ARIE,  NO. 158.  _\S��.J^<!> ; .5Ni .5. iv^,^.sJ.^IJ^1|><i^j4^iKg<i>4''*  I Our NEW Line of Watches |  t and Chains   . ).  I '���''!���  f Must be Seen !  <?���.'..''. <������  '$���������"'    ���      to '>"-Appreciated  %> Thesegoou's aie the very I. tl'si in  &������  i>  design "and   workmanship,'  and  ���*? will lie sold at veiy low price.  I   GEO. E. DEY,  ��   ��� Knob Hill ..vciiiH-, rlni.hjx. <[>  Go to the foro  PALACE LIVERV "pst  ___._  ��� .... . u_ _. class  Mm STABLE v:j\j^ ^'lu^lcj>ut. _  P j We keep a well stocked stable of Driving and Saddle  4��   ; horses which are well suited for long diives.     Special  QtCa* i' attention given to sleighing parties.  ������   -.��� -afc   ��� ���'���' -  Light and Heavy  Transfer.  COLLINS & MCQUAID  PR0PRIEJ0R5.   ^===^=S_HH^_~  \T. i Itl'i h t'll I"*I1-  day 8 30 p. in. nl  Mtnois' Union Hall.  Visiting-       brethren  cordially invited.  JAMKS M \KSUALI,. frc**.     K. I- IJQY1). Secy.  PROVINCIAL NOTES  The I'etei borough and Foit Steele  stage line staited on May 1st.  The Adveitiser, Aimstrong, B. C,  is ihe latest addition to the B. C. pi ess.  The dates of tbe Vernon fall fail  have been se' for Sept 22, 23 and 24  The I'toviiicial Legislature expects  to get thiougb its work inside of two  weeks.  Kaslo is working up a new hospital  scheme, soliciting the aid of Lady  Minto.  At Vmii theie is a public body ca  ed the Citizen's Association, which  appcm.s to be doing a lot of good for  the town.  All work on the V., V. & E. railway  ne.11 C.iand Foiks has been stopped,  pending the result of the injunction,  which will be heard May 6th.  Phoenix Lodge No. 2.,  Knights of Pythias.  . leels every Tnesdny uijjlil  ,.t 7.30 p. in.. Ilardy-McKcii.ii  Hall.  Visiting !n-cllirei< ut-Iconitr.  K.A.Scorr, C. C.  I) J.MATIIhSON, K. K. S.  White Cooks and Waiters' Union  No. 124 W. L. U.. ol Phoenix.  .Meels TiH-sihty   niitlit., 8:3-) o'clock at  .Miners' Union Hall.  S. V. I'ALMKK,  President.  Miss Clakk,  Secretary.  Those desiring lielpapply to secretary. 'PMione30  M  PELLEW-HARVEY.  BRYANT 4GILMAN  VANCOUVER, 0. C.  PROVINCIAL  ASSAYERS  E  ...THL..  DRUGGIST.  >���  t)  (���  ���)  ���)  ���)  ���)  ���)  ���)  ���)  ���3  t)  #)  ���)  '*'",""'^"^"^"~���*   ���' -~������ -    jh the place to go If you  want  the best 01' Llqu'ora  and Cigars.  ��� ___rr~��� -:i__;_:AI.MSl'ROM &��� BERG, I'ropkiktoks." -  4     ^���fitfi  IfNORPENHGTEL  DOMINION AVENUE, PHOENIX, B. C.  ������������������"f-f ������-��������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������ ��� ��� 4.t4+.++��~t+++++++++t  II. D. PALORCIA.  Phoenix Shoe Shop.  All Work (Guaranteed,    reported Goods.  KINK "llOO'l'S AND SIIOKS MAIJE   10  OKIH-.R.  I'RACTICAI.    MINERS'  AND   1'RCIS-  1'EC-rOR .' SIIOKS   A   SJ'hCiALTV.  Corner  Phoenix St. and Brooklyn Ave.  O..,  i Tin;  S VANCOL'VKR ASSAY OVl'ICIC  ��� K.talilislifd iS*..  i Mitiirala I-lenlified and Their Valuer  !���*_-  % plained.  | FREE  OF CHARGE.  ** i  > Have You a Pitc^ of Uoubiful Rock?   Jusi  ji   <t_._t :i  i         \r:ti    ~ ,.,t  __it__..   * ._ ...   I  Mail ii to us.    Mill and smelter tt_<us up to  4000 ib*.   Checking As-ays a Specialty.  BAKERY  BUSINESS    KOR ���  e  WJBSTtR-S  ^INTERSmoHALj  .DicTratonr,  A'  NEWj  SALE  For paticulars inquire of  J. S.McCAGUE,  ���'���'���%<��� Phoenix . .C  EDITION!  Webster^  International  Dictionary^  A Dictionary of E.NGLISH,  Biography, Geography, Fiction, etc  New Plates Throughout  25,000   New  Words  Phrases    and   Definitions  Prepared under the direct  supervision of W.T. HARRIS  Ph.D., LL.D., United States  Commissioner of Education,  assisted by a large corps of  competent specialists.  Maple Leaf  Hotel   Old Ironsides Ave.  Clicucu Wines, Liquors and Cigars always in  stoek. Hoard by day or week. One trial and  you will remember The Maple Leftf Forever.  -<;REa k McDONALD, Props.,  PHOENIX  C. A. McClong &, Co.,  Hay, Grain, Feed, Rolled Oats, Etc.  Phone No. 36.       STANDARD, AVE., PMOKNIX.  BOTTOM  PRICES.  I  You Should Read  m  m  'M  1 if' il  m  THE PHOENIX PIONEER  Tfi  m  I ;-JS  1 '  1 ���'  Tlie Leading WeeHly  of the Boundary.  ONLY FOUR WERE QUALIFIED,  WHAT EDITORS SAY  ��A few concerns had faith that moves  mountains, and with the required capital and the ablest of engineering and  metallurgical ski!! to be obtained, went  .^steadily about proving up some of the  %gg^atest mines on the continent.     It  required time to work out the problem,  and the man who had  probably in-1    vested more money than any one other j    All Should Pray���The redistri-  i   individual in the Boundaiy is reported bution bill has been assented to and  The British Columbia government  is a joke anio-ig all Dominion provinces.���Cranbrook Herald.  Out of Thirteen Caudidates for the Assayers'  Exami. atloo.  Late last weak the examination for  as.ayers qualified to, practice in this  province, which was being held at  Nelson, was concluded, and it was  found that but four put of the 13 candidates had been successful. They  were as follows:  A. B. Kombauer, of Butte, who has  been engaged to take the position of  head chemist at 'the new- smelter at  Crofton, on Vancouver island ; Chas.  Hunter, head assayer al the Dominion  assay office at Vancouver; Geo. Crea-  rer, who becomes assayer at the Sunset  smelter at Boundary Falls, and L. E.  Gooding, who has been assayer for  the Iron Mask mine at Rossland.  Permanently Cured:  while vou woik nutl without, pain, of  Gimorihoeit, Syphilis?, Sex mil WuikniK'-  and till Private Diseases. Vurii. irele  (ttnl Ily'tlnit-fle cured speedily and forever. No knife anil nopaiti. Our pain-.  less solvent treatment.dis.olve'sEtriclure  while you sleep with wonder.nl rapidity.  No uniting, Chrome, disea.es of the  Heait, .Sltinwh, Liver, Kidneys and  Bladder aired', to 'stay cured. Quick-  cure for Cat. rrh and Rheumatism, ]f  unable to call, write. Home treatment  always suucessful. Consultation tree  and confidential.  Addres letters to Box 644  English Medical Institute,  The Savoy, Cor Howard and Main  Ave. oi)[>. Grand Hotel, SPOKANE,.WASH.  ;S_  ���.���$74T6\  Published iu tlie Heart of the Greatest Gold  Copper belt of Hritish Columbia.  In 1901  the entire Boundaiy shipped 390,000 tons of ore,  nearly eveiy ion of which was reduced by  BOUNDARY SMELTERS.  l'lioenix c.nip alone shipped 2.15,000 tons of ore  last yea 1.  The Pioneer is published every Saturday and  and is sent to any pan of Canada or  the   United  'hiatus lor  .OO  .ei year���01 the 1 c-st ol" the world for $3.00   per  year.    It gives the  latest and Most  ___PBBO___B_BW___B__n_______  Reliable News  of Boundary Mines and Smelters.     It is fearless  and independent, and aims to be  DOWN TO DATE.  Your subscription can begin at any time.  Address with check  JAS. MeCREATH. Prop  JOBBERS IN WINES, BEER AND CIGARS  hei.t��Fu?^  'Phone orders Solicited.        GREfif. WOOD and PHOENIX B.C  PIONEER PUBLISHING CO.  PHOENIX, B. C.  ffl  ^ V  *1*^. l.TT* THEPHOENIX PIONEER  >������*������������*���������.������������.���������. .���f-ff^4>�� ���������������������������"������������.���44-*-f4-4-f4-*4-f*4 ,  "Sirongest in ine world.  . .*  Asskt..- $33��o6'V6j ._���  Suki'I u.i   f7c,i,;7,i ;o.ci  H. ALLENBERG, Manager,  605606607 liinpire State Iiiiihjint:  SPOKANE, WASH.  L. W. MAJOR,"Asst. Manager, R.ssland, B. C.  * ������������������������<��������������� ������������������������������������. ���f-.-f-f-f444 4-44>4^-f4-444"fV44-H  ft  .^1  v#  FASHION  LIVERY..  SVAOLtS  Knob Hill Avenue  FRASER & LANDON,  Tkx. hphqnb N0...J0. PROPRIETORS  Similkameen Valley Coal Company  LIMITED.  Managing Directors' Report.  To the President, I )irectnrs and Stock Holders to the  SIMIKAMKliN VAU.KY COM. COMPANY, Limited.  W  .���������������������������������������������������������������������������*���������������������������������<  !P.Burns&Co.  I'll OKNIX  MAKKI.T.  it PAP OKKICE'.OR II OliNIIAKVCKi: KK,��� OKI. KNWOflD,  li. C.  IIK.APQUAKI'KKS, NKI.SON, II. C.  ."'..'.VMtek d Mi M Mk\i\  j3_  Markets at Nelson, Kaslo, Three h'ork.s, Sandon, Slocan City,  Silvertofi, New Denver, Ymir. Sahno, Uossland, Trail, Cascade,  .Grand Forks, Greenwood, Midway, Niagara and l'lioenix,  MSH,'.'oysters and poultry in season.  ���    ���Ml orders receive .prompt attention.  mm I  m  tit/ <fiU tfuwfa *f  #?  %M  Talk  _ s. 1  The Tilth annual .meeting;'of1 the  shareholdeis of the Crow's Nest Pass  Coal Company was held iu Toronto  on March 7th.  ��� Ihe iif.1 profit of the year after paying   all   operating   expense   and    all  charge ofevi ry kii d amounted to $207,-  848 3y.    After  paying a dividend  at  the rate of tin per cent, per annum, a  'balance  of $28,142.89   was    curried  forward to the credit of profit and loss.  This   company's   assets   are   ihejr  Coal mines and the Townsite of Fernie.'  Four years ago  this. Company had no  transportation facilities, and theii stock-  sold as low as eleven cents per share.  Today their stock is selling at $96.00.  The Similkameen Valley Coal Company, I/mited, assets arc, coal  mines,  timber, water power,  agiicultural  and  horticultural land,   city   water   works,  electric light plant and the townsite of  Ashnola, sunounded by the loi owing  resources: gold,   copper,  silver,   lead,  iron, lime, fire clay,   platinum .and a  fine stock raising country and it is the  smelting  centre  ol   the Similkameen  Valley, .\\ith a climate all thai could be  asked.      Today you can secure an option on this Company's stock  by  pay-  in.; ten cents per share down  and ten  cents per month  until fully paid,   with  non-forfeiture  clause.     This price  is  subject lo a twenty-fi w per < eat advance  without, notice, or as soon as tianspor-  tation it assured,      The present  price  is $1.10 per share.      Do not wait  until it is too late, but get in on the ground  floor and make a handsome profit.    A  purchaser   of   100   shares   now,   may  gain   a   profit  of $8990.00.      Crow's  Nest   shares are   an example.       This  woqld be a fair  profit on  an ' invest-  niant of $10.00 per.month, for eleven  months.    We invite the fullest.inspection ofthe company's affairs by intending purchasers.  1 or fuither information apply to  Similkameen Valley Coal Company, Limited.  Nelson, B. C.  in making tin-., my lir,tiiiiniial r. 1 ><>it  i��' Ih. ('i'nii|__iiy,  I mil.''pi lint  mil   tin'  plain  fu.-t 1 liar   when y.iii   lioiiur.il  1110  '>> ��|'Ji 'iiitlni; inn your Mauagim.' Hire.-  "Ji,  iu��.  Cuinpiiiiy  lui'l Imi   v-ry little  ivuilv chhIi uii luinii. and I ��_.tli'-ivfui .  "blici'il 1101 mily In iiiiinn. <��� ihe allairb of  in the- ('(.inpiinv, but. iiiho li'itiI to itcl. 11.  liniincii-r fur your 1 iiiii|iiiiiv, wliii h  ��n.|  ifiriilly to my ilitt'inlvxii'iiitt'.     Nntwiih-  ���-tiiiiiliii}! iln^e fm-iH, 'triili  iiiaiit  oilier  ' liKUilvtintH)!('. ,   I   hnv   Him.-dfil   *illi  ilioiivailnhlc ami 'cv-r rnt'ly, 11.. id. nit  of inn- It aid  of Il.i.i-to...  in   liiyjni;  .  foil dilution for Hie ii|iliiiil<iiii. of ii(.'i.nii-  ih- t oinpiinv thiit inn   iiiitv all   woil   In  iron-   of;   fori liimw of 110 other  C"in-  piiny that  I111.   niiiili- a  lii-ilei- t-lu-v,-inj-  i'h -ii little capilal in m fhort 11 lime,  xk'ujr iiiti,,.ni. iilciHlion  llic/nunx-mii.  ���'i 11 .;Viiiitii|ii'H that .-we have hud 10 nver-  ������111; HII'I feu coin)ii'iiie.  Iiiivc fl het'er  > nli- u io.;y 11 < ��� 11 ��� i ��� 1 ��� ��� of Ihe iivniliil .1  i'-el- ilnii we Inivi-Hi-quirt. I wiiliin ttic  ���h-i' yl-iir    The. e fuels urn nil .nb.'iii-  'i.i'nl 1 y the liook. of tho i-timpstny 111-d  b   'in; ini<lil. >r'_ repiirt  .N"M, bifoii! |iolii|(. into ileiiu'l.   vji|i  "v leiniit, I H'i.hlo .iiy tlml nH'.ii'M u'  ���l|i.  k'i'ml eiiiiliol   he built  up inmliiy,  uelil   would   hi!  tnfiiii- tuexpn-t il.     I  ���mi. I 11. li I 1 lint in ili.i'hiii).'iii}! my diiiii-t  ;ih Muiunjiiiti Director,  it Iihh b' fn  iin  |.o��. lire lo pleH.e  everyone.    8i)!ielhe  <in-- i-flotiili'��ii of the Oinpiinv la. I Ant:  'e h;ive II llde Mlllll Wl! cull II   phclli'llli-  "itl .hi wilt);..  Our at-, el.   w't'ie at thai  iiie-4,50(1 Here, of eon I  land,  approxi-  v uli-ly <r>()0 (10 in cu. h, anil iitK>ut>2 000  In- fi-o.i   oriiritiitl   I'onlrncU  from  ill"-  -yii'lieitle.    Siiii-u then we have Heetirnl  1 hat x\as known as tip; Scott, .{uneli,  wliieh  wh . 111 ready pliitlctl nnd  being  ���oM iniiler the imiiie of Copperfield   by  the lloiioiiihlci-'milh Curtis.     We were  ���lilii;i-il to t��ke over Iheoplion then hel  iiv him on  .Mr. L.motir_  Haneb  uhich  otj"iiiH life Town .ile of Copperfield.  in  oiiler lo  tnolei-1 our  company fr in it  ���niiipeiiiive town.ile, unci iiIho lo witiiv  -oini' viilunh e water rijjthth, nnd a most  va Inn hie, .ini-lier Hi!e.     A^  i-videnee of  Uii.--   jii'i|;iia'iit    i eini;  j;oiid,   vvr  have  li-nily H.ld . nlfii iinl ��� fill c.tuii.   iiielei  ��� ���"iiHin-l. to 11101, limn'j��i.< for Ihe entire  iiive-lineiit when 1 his.money i�� all n. id  into 1 lie treasury.    .Kurih* r .evidence ol  ihi. jul. euieiii  hi'int; uooil is contained  in ilic'lin-'t clause of .Mr, I. hiVeni'ie's re-  'imil on 'onr holding'  in  ihe Similka-  iii'cen Valley, which i�� n��' follows:  "Haviii|: iiiade a lli-'iou. li exaiiiina-  lioii 'of,yum piuprrly, I hnv|; no Insila  lion in . ayini; tlift you pos. e's a valnnhh  .'.<iate nparl fiom Ihe ipie.iiion of livable us a 1 old liiinjti ' proposition. The  -111 face, lown.itu and water power yon  niiilro1, must in ihe event of 11 railway  |>a..-ii:^' 111 r (j ti j_ 11 Ihisilisttirt, become in-  irensiiiiily -valuuble, and ns indicated  ahove 1 consider Ihat in all resiieels Ibis  porlion of your property if favorably;sit-  nalcd with regard to any siniilitr |irop-  erly in this district, although,'us in all  iiiiniug ventures there is 1111 element  of .peculation. 1 consider that, in llii.  cn.e 'he chances nre good and that, you  would he well anvim. I to spend 'he moderate amount ncec. suy to detenninc  the actual character ami value of your  properly."  W..Bi.akk.mohk, M. E.  This, coupled with the fact that Mr.  Rlakeniore is not only the Consulting  Engineer ol" our Compitnv hut that he is  ,i stockholder, .hoitlil he satisfactory  evidence lo all comernc. I. Details 'of  ihcse tian^actioiis can he foiunl in the  books of 1 lie Company with facts and  lie iin . of its costs.  'I he next, important move of the Com-  pmy was the securing of the Collins'  Gulch coal. The hind was puicbascd  under the advice of our consiiitiiig en-  tlineer, from the fact lluit. it was the only  coal land under which there was any  evidence of bituminous and coking coal.  In fact, lifter nading Mr. ftlnkeiiiori. ..  report on our coal,- any member of this  Cti'i pany can see for himself '.hut the  Collins' (julch was ihe land that Mr  Ulakeinore considered ihe most valuable.  I herewith submit his letter uf ihe 25ih ���  o- Feliruary, as evidence:  al. any lime lo pav for same, I tit will j  proceed as fast hh possible with tho do-  velopmeiit of the properly to ihe best  possible advantage, nsnn; up-to date and  modern nuichiueiy. The employment,  of qualified nnd experienced help will be  the motlo of the management."  The Company have also entered into'a'  contract with the Ashnola Sim-lier Company, bujiilid, for the erection of a  Mueller at Ashnola in the near future.  I do not deem it nccccssary to give an  exhaustive report, owing to ihe fact that  any details or figures in connect ion with  ihe ttff. irs of the Couijiany Can be oh-  laiiicd by any member fiom our books,  a id fro 111 the fact ihat. it would take up  too ihueh time of this n eeting. I would  be phased, however, to answer any qnes-  lion with reference 'to the airairs of the  '������ inpany, past, present and future. It  ts the intention at present to continue.,  'be development already arranged for  under Ihe direction of Mr. lilakciiiore, as  nisi aa funds are available until trans  portion is assured. The progies. made  wllhin the past year by the Company  under lis present inuiiagi-ment speaks  for itself.  Cnsh ou hauilal, present datu $   7,2-15.33  Cash expended $20,742.77  Assets already secured, total <684,708.88  I defy anyone to make a better shewing in so short a time under similar  cireuni .lances. \V�� have not had the  assistance if the public to any great extent. On the contrary we have bad a  great many people w.liom I term kickers,  who have endeavored to the best 0. their  ability to tear, r.a down. We can say  that wliieh no other company under the  same condiiiotis can say truthfully that  1 know of, that their credit, is good atlhe  bank for an overdraft of .2 000.00 should  we. require siinie. Shew me another  company that can make this record and  1 will sliew you millions of stock certificates which today arehot worth Ihe paper  they are writtenon.  In conchuioii I wish  to   iliank  the  Board of Directors for the ever ready and  most valuable manner in  which the*  have assisted   me   in   discharging   the  duties and affairs of ibis, company, and  on my own behalf I must say that. I havi  discharged  my duties  without fear 0'  favor, and to the best of niyab'lily to tin  advantage of all  concerned.     We Iniv  completed a bridge.'aero, h the Siniilka-  nicen river at Ashnola. we have rci) lire-  ihe townsite, we have developed some <  our coal HcauiH stitlic'ciit  to determinf  their value, we have completed rotuls to  titifl from  the impoitiint,  p< inls of the  Company's properties, and last, but n 1.1  leasl, 1 have iinderlaki n the amalgiimi'  tion of the Ashnola Coal Company, I.'d.  of Toronto, and have seciir.-d ibeir   full  est co-operalinn in iiniiii ction with this  matter, and all I have to sav dually is  thai I sincctely hope that   we  will nil  work  togealhe'r, in  the  future  for lb-  advantage of, all  comviiit-d.  fur .united  we siand ami ''divided we fall.  Youi'B respectfully,  I). U. YOUNG, Managing Director.  Capital Stock Account.  BAZAAR  Hy the Ladies of  St. _4ndr���iar s Presbyferian Grt  Begins at 3 p. m., when afternoon tea  will be served:   Sale  will continue  ���'.throughout.' the evening, during  which an attractive program will be  rendered.  REMEMBER THE DATE.  MINERAL   ACT  CERTIFICATE OF IMPRROVEMENTS.  '���-,      '    NOTICK.  Gold Commissioner and Copper King Number _  Mineral claims; situate in the Kettle River  Mining Division of Vale District:  Where LocATBn���X11 Copper Cnmp.  ' Take notice-that I Patrick J. Dennody, Free  Miners' Certificate Number   Ji40553 for mysell  and as aKeot for Thomas II, Garrison Free Miners' Certificate Number B.3601, intend <iTtydays  from date hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder  fcr a Certificate of Improvements fir the purpose  of obtaining Crown Grants to the above claims.  And  further take  notice that actiou, under  Section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 17th day of December, 1901.  .-II, P. J. DI.RMOD y.      .  Autlioiiicd Cnpttnl.,  .......|i,ooo,ooo.co  Ji ,000,000 00  I._tied for Syndicate Assets   "      ���    Advertising   "      "  Collins' Gulch   "      "   Mineral Claims   "      "   Scott's Ranch ....  "      "  Ofilce Furniture,.   "      "   Hxi>ense   "      "  Cash   Balance in Treasury...........  .... Ijoo.ooo.oo  .... 6,050.00  .... 30,000.00  ... 10,000.00  .... 10,000.00  .... . 300.0.  800.00      30,535-00  Engineers, Firemen, Machinists and  Electricians send lor 40-page pamphlet containing Questions asked by  IDxamining Hoard of 'Eugineers to  obtain Engineers license. Address  Geo. A.Zeller, Publisher,' 18 S. 4th  Street, St. Louis, Mo., U.S.A.     29  mam:vox nor siMti.vus saxitakium  "���   The     most   complete II C   t  IT U  011 the continent of North n   __   n  I.. I   n  America. Situated midst D C C (I D T  scenery unrivalled for gran- " t ��J U ��� n I  deur. Iloatlug, .ishlug and l{xcursiou��. Kent-  dent Physician and Nurse. Telegraphic com.  inuulcatiou with all parts of the world ; two  mails arrive aud depart every da/. Its baths  cure all nervous and muscular diseases; its waters heal all Kidney, Liver and Stomach Ailments  Terms: ii5to|iSpcr w-eelc, nccordlng to res-  deuce in hotel or Halcyon Hot Springs, Arrow r.alte B. C.  ��W7,6Ss 00   412,315.o</  Ji,000,000.00  Statement of Assets and Liabilities.  ASSKIS.  Coal. I'ielrfa. $558,388.50  Mineral Claims ,    10,300.00  Ashnola Townsite    21,000.00  Machinery���Drill and    oiler     6,745.30  Advance to I.and Syndicate     639.50  Cash ou Hand aud at Manager's Acct...     7,245.33  Advance to Sawmill        686.6a  f574.705.33  I.IAIULITIES.  Balance due on Ashnola Townsite % 1,500.00  ' outiugeiit Liability, Ashnola Townsite  t-i be imid pro rata from Land Sates 5,309,00  John II .'Jackson  300 co  Sundries���March Wages., Ktc...J..,,.,..... 381.01  Surplus A8!>ets.v  t   7.490.91   567,214 43  *574,7o;.33  Notb���The value of the Assets is plaped at the total amount paid iu cash and stock issued at par  value.   Statement of Receipts and Expenditures.  ���  ��� For a  : Reliable  : Timepiece  One that will run  the year around^  is what you need.  Jewejery  of every description suituble for birthay presents can be  obtained at ...  W. ZIMHERMAN'S  Phoenix General Hospital.  Notice is hereby given that a general meeting  ofthe memlx-rs ofthe Phoenix General Hospital  will be held at its hospital, in Phoenix, B. C, on  Wednesday, the 7th day of May,'1903, at the hour  of 11 o'clock in the forenoon, for the purpose of  nassinga resolution authorizing the trustees to  borrow the sum of two . ItouHand dollars from  II. N. Galcr,'and to secure the repayment thereof  by mortgages over its real and personal property, such mortgages to be executed under the  hands ofils prea'deiit and secretary, aud to con*  tain such terms and conditions as the trustees  may deem proper.  Doted at Phoenix, B.C., Ann! 26,1902.  JNO. I���*. HKMKNWAY. *  'Secretary-Treasurer.  ��� ���  ummi  CITY SCAVENGER 1  Leave Orders at City  ���  Clerk's Office.  >.jM      PHOENIX, B.C.  '�� ECEII'IS.  To Capital St'ck,,,.,.,.,,,,,,,,,,,, ,.,..$    7,150.00  Syndicate Assessments,,....$2,131.50  Soles of Land     80475  Ashnola Coal Co.Syndicale 5,480.00  Ashnola Coal Co. on Account Drill,������,���,���..,..,���,_ 3,650.00-  Sole of Stock..., 5,$2i,H5       27,988.10  ���KW. Hon-  lic.lerSt., Miuilri'iil  Kcliiuiirv 23ili,  JJ5.I3S 10  KXI'KNDITUKES.  Coal Land Licenses _....;..... . 45000  Legal Tees  719.38  brokerage Commissions  1,070.74  General Kxpcnse,.  1.497-57  Travelling Kxpeuse  1,281.15  Salaries....  1,485.00  Wages at Ashnola  1,749-95  Advertising.... _..,......  6,49935  Water Rights    33750  Supplies ,.,  395.37  Mnci-inery  6,745.31  Saw Mill i  686.69  Office Furniture .'.  398.10  Kngineer's report 500.00  Land Syndicate ..._  339-50  Collins'Gulch ���,., 500.00  Ashnola .Townsite   4,201.00  Sundries.. ��� ..^  ���     36.16  Cash on Hand and at Manager's Acct  7,245.33  J35,I38.io  Nelson, B. C, April 15th, 1902.  To the Shareholders of the Similkauiecn Valley Coal Company, Limited.  Gentlemen���I hereby certifiy that tlie above statements exhibit the true position ofthe Company's  affairs, V. W. SWANNKLL, Auditor.  NEW HAND DRILL FOR MINERS.  >. H. Yol'no, Mini. I-ireitor,  Sitiiilkiiiiit'cn Valley Ciml (.��., l.'il.  1002  .My l.i-nr Sir:���Siiice wiitintr  iny  ie  iKirt  iipun   your   Company's   propi-rty,  N'ovi'iiiin'i-20ih, l!l()l,iiu iiiipiriiiiit i-ti p  u> li'di   mkcii  hy   tin-in   in ncquiiiu.  Iiei'niil a it*. 1 s of Collina' (.ulcli,. uliicb I  ei'"1 tml ��s 11 hitaiiiing oil t--r<ids of lii'11111  iiniti. i-imii.    Howevergiiod tlie [u-osjiec  ���1 ilLsi'iivi-riiu; ibis rbir-s of cual  mi.lt.r-  ii.-nili 1 In- scuina of licnitc near Aslinoln.  I ri'tr.iril   u.  n   ��'isu  stroke of   poliey   1-  ..ii-iin-  tin- iircns upon  wlii h bitituni  it.ni.- i-niil hits aeiiially lieuii discoceifil.  is in Hie event of your explorations Upon tin; nlilor property not being.success  till, ynii \ioulil slill hove val'iablo urea,  of 1 In-class of coal lo fall b..:k upon,  null I iiii'iiot. Iiiitennsi'ler (.but the position "I" )'��ir Company is greatly im-  1'ioved by their acquisition..  I should also mention thai information has just been received lo the effect  thai a iliamoinl d'ill ihicli has bo-it  opi-raliiii! on a cual property it'ljoiiiiiij:  Minis, and in the immeiliale vicinity ol  I'linceton, lias, after pass Hit: IhroilKh  one seinn of lignite, cut asi-aiu of bituminous conl at .11 depth ol one hundred  feet from tbe surface. Sb uld this formation he verilieil, il may he taken as  conclusive 1 vi'leiicc tlmt hitiiminouscoal  will be found under your proiieity near  .\shiioIa. I speak thus guardedly he-  caitM' I urn anxious not In niise any 1111-  icasonahle expe talion until the iiu'ek-  n'e.s and ijualily of the coal is actually  deinonstialeil, bill there ai>peais lo he  no ten.on lo d' nbl the eon-eetnescof the  report as it cmnes front a leliahlesource.  I may sa\ lint her 1 Inn having regard  to tlie character of the loner iiieasure .  found through the reg:on of tlie Koekie.  in l.rilish Columbia, il would be an exception if any tine bituminous coal  found did not prove lo he jjooii toal.  Yours very truly,  \V.  Hl.AKKMOltK,  Consulting Kngineer to tlie Similka-  meen Valley Coal Co., Ltd.  A diamond drill has been secured  jointly by our Com puny anil the Ashnola Coal Company, Limited, and at the  present time being freighted to Ashnola.  A saw and planing mill are already on  the ground and are being put in shape  10 complete ti(e proinisesihai we "have  made through the press to the public,  witii-reference to the establishment of  the City of Ashnola. These promises  made to the public are heiim caniedout  to the letter as fast as ftimls are available. The Brewery Company are already established at Ashnola and have  2000 Ions of ice already put up, preparatory to bediming their operations. 1  merely mention these facts to shew that  we are keeping our faith to tbe public lo  to the best of our ability and erewith  quote my assertion made, which appeals  in our lirst prospectus with reference 10  niv management:  ���'The present management docs nol  intend to incur any liabilities against  the Company beyond the cash on hand  Will Strike Two Hundred sod Ten Blows Per  Minute.  W. \V. Waite of Colfax, Wash., lus  patented a n.w hand drill which he has  on exhibition at Spokane. Mr. Waite  patented the drill about a year ago and  let a contract for its manufacture to  the Jeffery Manufacturing Company of  Columbus, Ohio, but owing to the  -strikes' throughout the east be was un  able to get them on the market last fail  as expected. The first carload will arrive in Spokane aboui May i.  The drill is unique in many respects.  It consists of four four-pound hammers,  on steel handles about 15 inches in  length, attached to a balance wheel  which turns by a crank. At eveiy revolution of the wheel there are four  strokes of the hammer, thus making it  possible to strike 2/0 blows a minute  with little exertion. The weight of the  drill is about 150 pounds, which is an  important tact to be considered where  transportation is difficult. It is claimed that it wiil do the work of from four  to six men, according to the quality  of the rock.  The simplicity of its workings can  perhaps be more readily understood  when it is stated that at every stroke of  the hammets the drill is turned and  held automatically tor the next stroke.  It has exactly the same movement a  miner makes when swinging a hammer,  with the exception of doing away with  the return motion, which ordinarily  consumes about 80 per cent of a man's  energy.  THINqS WORTH KNOWING.  Petroleum has to bear an import tax  in every country in tbe world except  Great Britain and Victoria.  The loss in concentrating the ores  of the Anaconda mine, Montana, is  placed at about eighteen per cent, of  the copper contents,  A cubic foot of water weighs 62.367  pounds at 60 deg. F. It contains  7.4805 U. S. gallons and 6.2321 Imperial gallons. Ordinarily 62yi pounds  are taken as being the weight of a cubic-  foot of water.  An important smelting improvement  has lately been made at the Mountain  Copper Co.'s works at Keswick, Calif-  It consists iti making the vvater jackets  ofcopper, instead of iron as heretofore.  The cost is much greater, but the life  of the copper water jackets is many  times that of those made of iron.   '  The Reed mine, North Carolina,  holds the world's record for big gold  nuggets, This mine has yielded nuggets weighing 28 pounds, 17 pounds,  16 pounds, 13^ pounds, 9^ pounds,  two of 9 pounds each, two of S pounds  each, 5 pounds, 3^ pounds, two of 2  pounds each, and one of ij�� pounds.  Canada is coming to the front as a  copper producer. In 1900 the output  was 9,000,000 pounds and in 1901 it  had increased to 30,000,000 pounds  or 15,000 short tons. This output made  Canada eighth on the list ofcopper producing countries. British Columbia  headed the list of the provinces in the  production ol copper.  .V-pACiFic'm  World's Scenic Route  Direct Line  Lowest Rates  East----'--- ~~~~-���-:-----.\Vest  WINNIPEG VANCOUVER  TORONTO VICTORIA  OTTAWA SEATTLE  MONTREAL PORTLAND  NEW YORK San Fkancisco.  Via SOO LINE.  St. Paul, Chicago aud all U. S.  Points   -  pne falls MWm  NELSON &   FORT   SHEPPARD  'RED-MOUNTAIN BT. .  Tlie only all-rail route between all point* e_��t,  west, and south to Rossland, Nelson aud all intermediate points; connecting at Spokane with  the Great Northern, Northern Pacific and 0. R. 8c  N.Co.  Connects at Nel. ou with steamer for Kaslo and  all Kootenay _,alce points. '  Connects at Meyer's Kails with stage daily, (or  Republic,and connect, at Bossburg with stage  dally Tor Grand Forks and Greenwood.  Buffet Sleeper run ou passenger trains be*  tweeu Spokane and Northport.  1901.  Daily Train Arrive   Spokane ........7:15 p. n.  ....Rossland .......4:10 p. m   Nelson.., 6_)j p, m.  H.A.JACKSON,  General Passenger Agent.  KKKECTIVK SUNDAY, MAV 5,  Leave.  9:20 a. in   .2:250. m.......  940 a. m.'-.'   EASTERN  Townships Bank,  ESTABLISHED 1859.  CAPITAL   -    -   - -  CAPITAL, PAID UP  RESERVE FUND   -   -  $2,000,000  $'��742,5iS  $1,050,000  Want To Make Much.  There is a marked contrast between  the effects ol" mining as a business and  ai.d other lines of activit)- upon the  individual, remarks an exchange. Let  the most conseivativc banker or any  one following any one of the various  lines of business, once become interested in mining and he is not content  wiih 1 lie ordinary rates of interest on  his money. The mining broker with  a low hundred dollars invested in his  business would never be satisfied with  a profit the same amount of capital  might bring in mercantile lines. In  deed, men interested in mining in any  of its various phases want to make  money very, very fast and they want  10 simply because it presents more  possibilities for making money fast  than any ofthe other callings.  TOURIST   SLEEPER  SERVICE  .,        (Lv Diinmore Junction Duilv.  *"UST }Lv Kootenay Laiul'g Tues.; Fri.  St.Paul, Toronto, Montreal and Boston.  West Leave Revelstoke Daily.  Vancouver, Seattle and Coast.  HOME SEEKERS EXCURSION  Tickets on.^nle, westbound.  March  1st   to   April 30th.  For Thne-tables,   rates  aud   full information j  call ou or address nearest local agent, or >  O. \V. Dey, EJ.Coyle,.  Agent, A.G.P.Agt.  Phoenix, B. C.   Vancouver, B.C  J. S. Carter, D. P. A.,  Nelson, B.C.  BOARD OF DIRECTORS:  ���-   R. W. Hen-kker. President. !  Hon. M. H. Cochrane, Vice-Pres.  Israel Wood, J. S. Mitchell, G. Steven., J.N.  Galer,   N. W. Thomas, C. H.   Kathaa, H.JB.  Brown, K. O.      ���- -  .  HEAD OFFICE, SHERBROOKE, P. Q.  Wm.  Farwkl_,  Gen'l Mgr.,  Jas. . lackiunou.  Assistant Gen'l Mgr.  S. Kdgeix,   Local Mgr.  S. F.morey, Inspector of Branches.  BRANCHES.  In Province ofQuebec���  Montreal, B. Austin, Manager.  Waterloo, W. I. Briggs, Manager.  Rock Island, S. Stevens, Manager.  Co>vansville, H. F. Williams. Mgr.  Coaticook, E. N. Robinson, Manager.  Richmond, W. L. Ball, Mgr.  Granby, \V. H. Robinson, Mgr.  Bedford, E. W. Morgan, Mgr.  Huntingdon, A. W. Watsou, Mgr.  Magog, E. P. Olivier, Mgr.  St. Hyacinthe, J. Laframboise, Mgr.  Onn .town, W. H. Hargrave, Mgr.  Iu Province of British Columbia���  Or and Forks, Wm. Spier, Mgr  Phoeuix, N. Slack, Acting- Mgr.  Agents   iu    Canada,  Bank  of   Montreal   and  Branches.  "    Loudon, Eng., N'ntiounl Bank of Scotland.  "    Boston, National Exchange Bank,  "    New York, National Park Bank.  Collections    made at   all   accessible    points;  Drolls issued for any required amounts, good at  all points iu Canada,   U. S. aud Europe.    Ex.  chauge bought and sold. .'-r  Savings Branch Department at Each  Office.  Interest allowed from date of deposit and compounded annually without requiring attention ol  depositor. ....  Office Hours: 10-3: Saturday from 10 to 1.  An Unprecedented  Offer to our Subscribers.  BOTH NEW AND OLD.  How's This For Ore.  A remarkably rich shipment of silver ore was recently received at the  smelter at Monterey, Mexico. The  shipment consisted of sixty tons, for  which $Soo,ooo was paid, or at the  rate ol $13,500 per ton. The ore came  from the Palmillo mine in the 1'arral  district. This mine is owned by Pedro Alvarado, a many times millionaire,  who was but a couple of years ago a  poor peon.  "Amuer" Plujj Smoking Tobacco is  winning on its merits. Have you tried  it?   ��ave the tags; they ire valuable.  Phoenix Pioneer and Toronto  Globe (daily) both for One  year    Phoenix Pioneer and Toronto  Globe, (weekly) both for One  year   Phoenix Pioneer and Montreal  Daily Herald, both for One  **��qm   /Including Handsome Portrait^  y t5al    v>f King Kdward, 17x22 inches./--   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.  Subscriptions received to all Magazines ami Periodicals tit publishers lowest rates.  Send all subscriptions to this office.  PHOENIX  PIONEER,  PHOENIX, B. C.  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Here are facts that  ��� Peoples' Cash Store  have to offer you. Read, Mark, Learn and Inwardly Digest. Our  stock of Groceries, Glassware and Crockery is second to none in the  interior. They were bought right and I am in a jiosition to do business cheaper than any of my competitors. Therefore my customers  derive the benefit. All goods marked in plain English and it will not  cost you one cent to come and leain the prices.  Phone 61. Hardy-McKenzie Block,  BRIEF NEWS NOTES  MATTERS OF GENERA L" INTEREST  TO   PHOENICIANS.  ���s  Annual Ball May 12���Announcements are out th. t the annual ball of  the Phoenix Trades and Labor Council  will be given at Miners' Union Hall,  Monday evening, May 12th, when the  best of music will be provided.  Methodist Social���On Thursday  "evening the I adies Aid of the  Methodist church gave a most successful social and entertainment at the  Miners' Union Hall. The building  was crowded all the evening, and a  goodly sum was realized by the ladies.  Summer Skating at the Rink���  But few places can have ice skating in  May, but that is what happens in  Phoenix. The rink was open last  night, the ice, which being covered,  Hot having succumbed to the rays of  the sun as yet. It is expected that  there will also be skating tonight.  " Laid Off at Le Roi���This week  upwards of 150 miners were laid off at  the Le Roi mine, Rossland, the  intention being to reduce the output  from the mine, and ship some of the  ore from the low grade dumps about  the mine. Some of the men have  already arrived in Phoenix looking for  work, -i ���<  . Is It Reasonable���At tomorrow's  meeting of the Phoenix Socialist Club  the following will be the subject of  discussion: "Is it reasonable to suppose that the aims of socialism can be  realized in Canada under the auspices  of the liberal or conservative parties ?"  The club this week ordered a number  of books for the use of members.  A Sad Case���The Pioneer needs  clean cotton rags,. and needs them  badly. They are used for cleaning  machinery, aud we must^ have them.  ���We hereby offer a year's subsci iption  ' to the Pioneer to the first "one who  -will bring in twenty pounds of the  1 article. This is the highest mice on  record. Now, then, who has a rag bag?  especially requested that as large a  number as possible attend, as the re  port of the hockey club will be presented and plans laid for the coming  football season. The celebration committees of Greenwood and Midway  have extended an invitation to our  association to play base ball on Vic-1  toria Day. This matter will also be  taken up.  City and District Notes  Dr. Mathisdn, dentist'.  F. W. Slack came up  from  - Tailors' Union Formed ��� This  ���week the charter of the local tailors'  union was received. It is called  Journeymen Tailors' Union No. 345,  of Phoenix. The officers are: President,  Austin Driscoll; secretary-treasurer,  Julius C, Carson. At the outset the  union has five members, but exacts  tailors in Grand Forks and Greenwood  will desire to affiliate, as this is the  first organization of the kind in the  Boundary.  Was Promoted���C. H. Esliba,ugh,  well knowu in Phoenix, who has been  acting as solicitor and collector in the  Kootenays for the International Corres  ,pondence School, of Scranton, Penn.,  has been promoted to be assistant  superintendent' for Hritish Columbia,  covering the territory from Medicine  Hat to the coast and all the inter.  mediate points, including Vancouvei  and Victoria. Mr. Eshbaugh slates  that the school has 1200 pupils through  out the Kootenays.  4���  Athletes to'Meei���A meeting of  the Phoenix Athletic Association will  be held in the Masonic Hall on Tuesday evening, May 6th,   191.2.    It  is  '.._.���1_;t.TrtV^r"^ '  Grand  Forks on Sunday  There was quite an influx of tiavcl-  ling men this week.  Next Saturday is the monthly pay  day at the Granby mines.  Win. Dunne, of the l'lioenix hotel,  visited Rossland this week.  Dr. Mathison, dentist, will be at his  office, Hank block, from May 10th to  14th.  Jay P. Graves, manager of the  Granby Co., returns to Grand Forks  today.  Harry Shallenberger was delayed in  his start for the gold fields of Arizona.  He left last Monday.  Richard Plewman, managing director of the Winnipeg mine, spent last  Sunday at the property.  D. J. Matheson, the new city clerk,  treasuier, collector and assessor, assumed his duties Thursday.  Last night, May 2nd, the Plioenix  skating rink was open to the public,  Nice, long seasons in Phoenix.  Thursday's train ��vas nearly five  hours late, occasioned by the derailing  of some freight cars near, Coryell.  Mrs. E. D. Hall, wife of the  propiietor of the Grand Foiks News,  was a visitor in the city this week.  Chas, D. Hunter returned Saturday  from his monthly visit to the Hunter-  KLendrick Co.'s branch at Sandon.  L. G. Henderson, the directory man,  from Vancouver, who visits Phoenix  annually, was in the city yesterday.  Mrs. W. U. Willcox, with hei  mother, Mrs. Charlotte Ciawloid,  ���spent several days in Grand Foiks  this week.  P. W. W. King, formerly of Phoe  nix, but now representing the B. C.  Mining Record, of Victoria, was in  the city this week.  A mud slide Tuesday near the  Porcupine creek bridge, made the in-  earning mail train alout six hours late  iu reaching Phoenix.  Greenwood and Midway will pla)  base ball at the latter place' lotnoirow,  a special train being tun from Gieen  wood, leaving at 1 p. m.  The Grand Foiks lactossc club will  play a game at Nelson, B. C, against  the local club on May 15th. The return game will be played July 1st.  Five were initiated inio the mysteries of the Eagles at the last meeting,  the local aerie now having ovet a  hundred names in good standing on  the roll.  "The twenty-two recruits for South  African seivice, who enlisted at  Grand Forks, left for Halifax by Monday's tiain, and were given an enthusiastic send-off.  It is figured in Grand Forks that  Boundary conttibutes $90,000 to the  province, and this year is allowed onl)  $14,500 in the estimates recently  brought down.  Julius Ehrlich, secretary 'of the  Greenwood Victoria Day celebration  committee, who was in the city Thuis-  day, says that the success of the event  is now assured.  H. C."Bellinger, who is interested  in the new Crofton smelter,  on  Van  couver island, intends to be piesent at  the blowinj; in of the Sunset smeltei,  in .1 slioit time.  David    Wadds,   the   Nelson    and  Vaucouiei    plioto<;i.'iplicr,   ariived   in  town   I'uesday.     lie  has   the tcpuia /  tion of being one of the best at lists  in  his line in the province.  Rev. Chas. Hedley, of Kossl.ind,  was a visitor in l'lioenix last S.ttiiiiJay,  looking over ihe cotintiy with a view  to secuitng an endowment loi the  bishopiicol Kootenay.  Rev. David M. Reid goes to Nelson  , today,   where  he  will     have  chaige  J of  ihe Coiijjieg.iiiun.il  church   (or  a  'lime.    He pleached his   laiewell   ser  111011 hete last Sunday.  The C i'. li. exna gang came up  fiom Eholt this week, to ptopeilv ballast the hiuh line lo the Knob Hill  ! spin���the one that goes up near ihe  1110011, iu lailwny pnilance.  The C. P. R. now maintains a force  ol 15 or 20 men in the shops at Eholt,  under Foieman Win! E. Woodhouse,  of Trail. The oie ti attic from Phoenix is tesponsible for the increase.  Dr. Franklin, of the medical staff  of the New Yoik Life Insuiance Co.,  who is tiavelling through the west,  visiting the coin pany'." examining  physicians, was in the city Tuesday.  Gus. Anderson, a tailway lahoier,  aged 30 >eais, stabbed himself twenty-  six times with a pen knile at the  Giand Cen'ial hotel, Giand Folks,  last Monday, in an attempt to commit  suicide.  STOLE PANTS-GOT INTO JAIL.  Eholt Robbers   Were   Very  Qu'ckly   Apprehended.  Sunda)  al tei noon   ilucc men bioke  into W.   S. Toinc>'s   stoie  at   Eholi,  and look seven pahs ol pants.   Offic ct  Danaujih, ot Phucuix, uentovei Monday, and chased   i��o  of  the   men   lo  Greenwood, 110..1 uliere ihcy weie  ni  tested   by   W.   G.   McMynn.     Tliex  proved 10 be M   h u I 1 la\ es and Tin ,  Stcuatl,   ex c-niplou-es    on    ihe  ti__t  heaps at Eholt.    They ��ere ariaiguedj  befo.-e G. A. Rendell, J.   P.. and   on  the evidence 01   ihose   in   Giecnwood  to whom they sold pait of  the  goods,  as well as on thai ol Mi. Torney, they  were held for   tii'il  at a   highei touit.  The trial will lie held at Gieruncud at  ihe next assize comt.    In   the   meantime they weie taken to the j.ul atNe'-  son lor safe keeping.  A third man got away and went  acioss the line, and is now supposed to  be at Noithpo.t.  ROYAL  ANTIQUE  HOLL AND  LINENS  Always::  Desirable  FOR RENT  CHINESE AND JAPANESE IN It. C.  Phoenix Is Only City In He Pr.Wnce Exempt  From Oolh.  The Piovincial Iiuieau of Infoi  maiioii has issued a statement showing the Chinese and Japanese popu  lation in the cities of the pimince.  Plioenix is the only city that eijoys  the distinction ol having neiihei, although, accoiding 10 the table lieie-  uiih appended, Sandon has no Chinese  and Columbia lias no Japanese:  J Tlie vtrne nicrinly n frw i f 111'" ninny nm- j  ; ticrsf fl'iiil-'.Vrilill'jr r��t>rrs ��<��� haie in . t--cl t  ', to select rum Thtst- iTr pit lip in Ixixrf ���}  J CO-tnniM.nl" qii'r-inc1', iv'lli eM'(lone . lo J  : mutch.    Fee Cur WINDOW DISPLAY. :  MAE BROS. & SMITH, j  Stationery.   Hooks,  Notions,  Cigars, Tobaccos,. Confectionery, Pliotngiiiphic Supplies  Citiis. Chi icie.  Vain. Hiwr i Ol:!  Nt!�� Wi't-tniiii. ier .   .   7,'iO  CiiiiiIhtI.u,(I     .,    521  J. T. Wilkinson, of Vancouver, who  is now one of the successful men  representing the New Yoik Life I 1-  suiance Co., came in on Mondax's  train. He was last in Plioenix on  Dominion Day.  Last Sunday evening Snowshoe  Lodge attended the Pieslnteiian  chuich in a body, the occasion being  the eighty-third anniveisaiy of the  founding of Odd Fellowship. ' The  chuich was ciowded.  P. F. Godeiuath, who has spent the  last three months in the east, inteiest-  ing farmers in the W. H.Coveit much  near Grand Foiks, returned to the  boundary this week. He s'ates that  his mission was successful.  Postmaster Matheson and J. E. W.  Thompson visited Grand Forks Saturday. Theii filends alleged they intended to enlist for South African  service,- but it did not maleiiah/e.  Phoenix is good enough for them.'  Church Service's .Tomorrow.  Church of England���St John's  Mission; services tomorrow, morning  mid evening as usual.  Si. Andrews' Presbyterian Church,  Service tomonow at 11 a. m. and  7:30 p. m. Sunday school and Iiiblp  class at 3 p. 111. Rev. J. M. Millar, M.  A., pastor.  Congiegaiional���Pleaching services  tomorrow at 11 a. in. and 7:30 p. in.  Rev. Geo. Broad ley, pastor.  Methodist���Seivice tomonow evening at 7:3oo'clotk at Hardy-McKenzie  hall.    Rev. G. R. Kinney, pastor.  Remember you can get anything in  tlie maiket at the Dominion.  "Ambei." Plug Smoking Tobacco is  winning on its merits. Have you tiied  it?    Save the tags; they ire valuable.  N.1111111110   Wti.iia   Xfl-on   Trail      Rci. -land   K .x'clbtukc   (jriiml Koiks ...  (j lectin owl ....  Kiii-lu      !>7  Kiiniluup8     18!)  Vernon      51  Siunlon       Columbia    t        2  Phoenix   . tio:;  .2.7*8  . 277  . GO  . 2.J8  . Ill  . 37  .- 52  Japanese  1-27  102  2,i8  Hi  2511  13  52  3  o  4  2  3  15  13  6  BUSINESS MENTION.  Lodging house to rent. Apply to  McArthur & Monk.  Meals 25 cents and up at the  Not den cale.  Short ordeis fiom 6 a. m, till 8 p.  111. at the Noiden cafe.  JUST ARRIVED  S1000  Worth of  MM UK.  Consisting of  j The Latest London  and New York Novelties.  ���  A FirsHass  Fit Guaranteed  OR NO SALE.  -An Inspection Invited  R. HORRELL,  "Bob, the Tailor"  'Knob Hill Avenue.'  Phoenix Bakery,  Phoenix Street     'Phone 53,  We make good bread,      Try it.  .C. \V. ORKKR, Prohriliok.  Celefegatlofl������=  GREENWOOD, B. C  Firemen's Tournament for all Comers.  Horse Races, Bicycle Races, Base Ball Match,  and a long list of Caledonian Sports.  In the evening, at tlie Auditorium a special performance by the  ��.        ___ff_  G. R. NADEN, Chairman.     JULIUS EHRLICH, Sec.  FERGUSON'  PRACTICAL HOUSK A.N1) SIGN  PA1NTKK,    DKCOKATOR,   IITC.  Phoenix. I'.C  ��� Odd pieces of furniture to  make your home more comfortable. A luxury you can  enjoy at all seasons.  CLARK & BINNS     ���  FURNITURE DEALERS ���  have just what ymr^nrr.r^mostv-.-e  ���  COTTAGE  HOTEL  In order to adord .larger and  better accommodations for oiir  patronage we have moved from  The Stemwinder Hotel  to the Cottage Motel, on Victoria Avenue,' where we are  prepared to cater to a much  larger number of guests.  Old friends and strangers  will do.well to give us a trial  in'bui.new place.  .Doublet. Dwelling House,  each ��I5  per month.  Three romnrd house, $16."  Houses in N. Y.  Townsite   and  Lower town, to rent,  l/nliriiij: House.  r J.  Now that the  Excitement  of  Winter  is over  You have time to loo':  after your  HEALTH  All Blood Builders  and Purifiers in  Stock.  A. P. MCKENZIE,  THE DRUGGIST.  Hardy-McKenzie Block.  J&  Mrs. Jenkins & Mrs. Barnett  PROPRIETORS.  FOR SALE  k  Duiilile (Iweliinj. lion. e.  Ali.'> 8om fine rent earning property. .    -..���. "..   ���"  \Vn lniv'e .oiiie mood bargains in  lots iu all parts of town.  FIRE, LIFE and  ACCIDENT  INSURANCE  MCARTHUR fi MONK,  AGENTS  i  ��.  .!_  ^1  *    %  ,1..   fe.  m  P.O. Hox,jj,  V. & N .'Phone, j>  .  ��� %%%��%%%V%%%%%%xt  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������1  ���      maracaibo  j TUXEDO arid CROWN  :       CHOCOLATES.  ; ���  FONDANT ind EXQUISITE  CREAMS  CREAM Mid MAPLE  NOUGAT  Geo. S* McKenzie  d. w. Mcdonald  Job Work Promptly Attended to.  Phoenix street (Duck ofl'o. toflice.)  Plumbing  & Tinning  Phoenix, B..C  PALACE EXCHANGE STAGE  LINE.  Between Phoenix and Greenwood.  Between Phoenix 10 00 a. m.   Leave Greenwood 4 p.m  DAILY  <��<��& A. S. 4 PAW, Proprietor,  GW. RUMBERGER,  AGENT FOR DOMINION COPPER COMPANY'S ADDITION.  PHOENIX 1ms a Greater record for shipments than any other camp in British Columbia  for 1901. The Boundary shipments for 1901 aggregated 380,000 tons of Gold-Copper  ore.    No citv has a brighter future than l'lioenix.  OWN YOUR OWN HOME���Residence property in all parts ofthe City at low figures aud monthly payments,    Houses for Rent.    Good opportunities for investment.  Address \j-f  W. RUMBERGER,  Dominion Avent*er Phoenix, B. C  ���������������������(������(������������t��.Ot<��ttt��lt��l��M...!��#�������������  0  s  *  9  0  """*'"*"���������������*���'������������������������  *w  ���%^%^%%^w?y��.  ^^^*^*^^^^%4%%*^*^4*%**%%%%%%'i%.-%.'%  The WM. HUNTER CO., Ltd.  J)ry Goods, Hoots; and Shoes,  Clothing, Gents' Furnishings.  fP^<P*^gJ  FOR  -IN-  From Uie well-known makers  TOOKES, Hontreal.  Black Sateen  Fancy Cambrics  Fancy Percales  Sf 1 h- and Cashmere  HIV Mixtures nnd,  C.t��p>a tf-ra and B,ilck  VI WCll 11    "All Colors."  The NEWEST and CorreetSTVLES  At Popular Prices.  .  Dominion Avenue, Plioenix, B  *   1  J��X,  '_. /%  _#  xh  sVl  1  M  i M  ^���H vf.  i ,__3_?i__  J %!<&}&  ' 1  M  i-f  "Jkl  K  k'  _S^_S_^_SI_Sm_wSwm_m__^w1^___^_S^^^


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