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The Phoenix Pioneer and Boundary Mining Journal Feb 6, 1915

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The largest copper mines in
the Dominion are situated
at Phoenix. The Granby
Co. employs 500 men, and
has a monthly pay roll of
over $50,000: Two railroads
afford access to the city.
Devoted to the interests of the Boundary Mining District
The Phoenix Pionebb is
published in the htghtift
municipality in Canada-
altitude, 4,800 ft. The city
has a population of 1,W0,
and possesses first-class
hotels, opera house, schools
Numbbk 30
All Classes Join in Making
Carnival a Success.
"    The phenomenal success that attended  the Women's  Patriotic carnival,, on Tuesday  last,- has  proved
the surprise  of thejvioter  season,
'  and furnished a never-ending theme
for local'conversatiori,     In the matter of public   patronage, the   result
exceeded  the  most sanguine anticipations  of  the  promotors,   as   did
likewise   the attendance  of masked
■ competitors  on   the  ice.      The  response was  certainly whole-hearted
and   spontaneous,   and   all   classes
appeared to vie with one another to
make the   event-a memorable  one
The     most     villainous-looking     of
masks appeared to find  the greatest
favor as   a  disguise, and   some  of
them would • have defied  the efforts
of Sherlock Holmes to identify  the
wearer.    The  scene before  the order to unmask, reminded the reporter of nothing so  much  as an episode in a  story in  Punch, which described the captain of a ship rushing
among his passengers with the news
that the  crew   had   thrown   off  all
disguise,  the  ship was manned   by
ourang-ou tangs.
For sustaining the character represented, perhaps the palm should
be awarded Jos. Strutzel, who appeared in the garb of an Irish cattle
drover, and Kathleen Carson who
made a very realistic witch. Others
also were very good, and many of
the costumes gave* avidence of
painstaking care both in design ; .id
preparation. These included cor :s,
waiters, Spaniards, Indians,' Swiss
Swedish and Dutch peasants, a miniature John Bull, an angel, Mephis-
topheles, one or two Britannias, a
couple of Pierrots, Phoenix Pioneer,
cow punchers, gold dust twins,
hoboes galore, a Belgium, "refugee
looking the worse for wear, a tennis player,^'couple of Red Riding
Hoods,   a   toreador,   a  Carmen,   a
couple of Indian maiden, one or
two Dinahs, a very fetching Topsy,
a Red Cross nurse, a Japanese lady,
a mo.st disreputable old woman, (the
latter a good advertisement for a
brand of insect powder), and a score
of others,, very pretty, some humorous, but impossible to designate.
The services   of the  band should
not  be   forgotten.    Their  presence
was one   of the  most  acceptable of
contributions,   and  taking into consideration   the   short   notice   (three
days), the leader, J. Finlay, together with those  who assisted,  rightly
deserve   the  thanks   of   committee
and  all   concerned.    The  local  ski
club also  helped.    Just prior to the
opening of the  rink they assembled
at the C.'P.R.   depot,   and   paraded
across   the  city   on   skis,   along   a
route illuminated by colored lights.
The following comprised the various     committees—Carnival     Committee: Mrs. H.   Sawrie, Mrs. J. A.
Millar, Mrs.   W.   L.   Ritchie,   Mrs.
Jas. Leslie, Mrs. A. Hillier,  Mrs. J.
McLaughlin  and  Mrs.   C.   McKay.
Refreshment    Booth:. Mrs.   C.   M.
Campbell, Mrs. J. V. Ingram,  Mrs.
Nelson,   Mrs.   D.    McKinnon   and
Mrs. A. F. Geddes.  . Candy Booth:
Mrs.  J.     A.   Morrin,    Mrs.   J.    E.
Thompson and   Mrs. J.  G.  Mullan.
Judges: Dr. W."L! Ritchie and the
mayor, D. J. Matheson.
The following were adjudged the
prize winners in the racing and carnival events: Ladies' best costume,
Mrs. Chas-. McKay; ladies' comic
costume, Miss Kathleen Carson;
men's comic costume, W. Black-
stock; men's best costume, Jos.
Strutzel;, girls' first prize, Misses
Lau a and Sarah Bellis; girls' comic c< >tume, Miss Julia Biner; boys'
first'pfize', TercyRukin; boys' comic costume, H. McDonald. Skating races—Mens' first prize, Arthur
Walters; boys' first prize, Walker
McCammon; girls' first prize, ,Miss
K. Carson.     E. E.   Barnes was- the
Mining Notes of British Columbia
Another War Volunteer
The annual meeting of. the Reco
Mining and Milling company was
held in the office of the company,
Sandon, on Monday, February 1st,
and that of the St,ar Mining and
Milling company Tuesday, Feb. 2nd,
both at 10 a.m.
From the employees of the Western
Union mine, it is learned that the
Bessemer engine recently installed
at the Surprise mine is making history in the use of crude oil. At the
present time it consumes only 120
gallons during the 24 hours constant
running each day. This oil costs
6#c. per gallon f.'o.b. Republic.
On the Stewart property, eighteen
miles east of Ashcroft, copper! ore
has been found that assays $184. to
the ton. A sample of the ore may-be
seen at the West Yale Review office.
Lylton capital is being invested.
Thirty-five miles west of Lytton
large deposits of antimony, assaying
$470.10 to the ton, has been located.
Asbestos deposits 200 feet wide,
with fibre two feet long, also has
been discovered.
The following compiled by A. E.
Haggen, editor of the Mining and
Engineering Record, appeared , in
a recent issue of the Vancouver Province:
The Provincial  Bureau   of  Mines
has had a desirable departure in the
issue of special bulletins on the mineral resources of different sections of
the province.    Hitherto these special
reports have been held over  till   the
publication of .the annual report, and
:is   this   does  not appear till about
midsummer,   the   information   contained has pro.ved. valueless,_fo.r th< t
season   to   most   prospectors,   who
take to the  mountains  in  the early
One of  the   bulletins just   issued
Police-Constable P. Pentecost, of
the Provincial Police, recently stationed at Rock Creek, resigned his
post a couple of weeks ago, and
left for England to rejoin his former
comrades under the standard of the
Third Hussars, now forming a portion of Field Marshal French's
"contemptible little army." Mr.
Pentecost was an efficient and fearless officer while in the service of
the British Columbia government,
and gave a good account of himself
in enforcing law and order in the
Boundary, a record his friends expect will be well maintained when
chasing the Kaiser's uhlans across
the Rhine. He saw considerable
service in the South African war,
and wears the King's and Queen's
medals with several clasps. His decision to leave for the front was entirely (voluntary and^ the expense of
the trip was defrayed out of his own
pocket.,     .-.^•-;'.':'v.
Dom. Government Issues
Book for Prospectors.
fork as far  as   the  Gloucester and
Franklin camps, and it was decided
to obtain a   special   report   on   the
mineral   resources   of   the   section
which   would   be   acceptable  to the
government and   the   railway company alike.   Hence the choice of Mr.
Larson to do the work.
The valley of  the  north   fork is
about sixty   miles   in   length, and a
mile in width, and varies in elevation
from  1700 feet  above   sea   level at
Grand Forks, to 2800 feet at Franklin camp.    The land in the valley is
fertile,   and  suited   to   agriculture,
while the uplands are suited to grazing  stock.     The   principal   mining
locations are the   Union, McKinley,
Banner, Gloucester,   Copper,  Silver
and Queen groups.
The report points out that the
present want of railway transportation makes the operations of these
properties prohibitive, and the only
producer is the Union mine, which
has shipped to the Granby smelter
about 800 tons of ore up to the time
of the compilation of the report.
This ore carries values of $35 a ton
in.gold and silver, but the charges
mount up to $25 a ton, leaving the
owners a net profit of $10 to $11.25
a ton, allowing for reduction in
treatment cost since made by the
smelter. The wagon haul from the
mine to the railway at Lynch  Creek
costs $13.50 per ton, and the railway . , 	
freight rate from there to the  smel-  ever' the "demonstration was favor-   radium> the piate on being diopter is   another   $1.50,   making  the I ably recewed, and   it  is   more than   ed win be   Ught   struck      A   key of
possible that  the efforts of  the ski | other small  metal  object alsQ
Exhibition on Skis
The demonstration of the use of
skis drawn by' horses, took place as
per arrangement on Sunday afternoon, under the auspices of the
Phoenix Ski club. The lateness of
the hour together with the miserable
weather that prevailed, militated
against a large attendance of spectators, and it is likely the club may
be prevailed uporT to repeat the per-1 them up m a dark  ;o^m or box for
formance in the near future.     How- U- few  days#     If  the, ore  contain.
The Dominion Government department of mines, have prepared
for free distribution, a handy little
booklet, entitled "Notes on Radium-
bearing Ores." The subject matter
is condensed into an unusually
small space, is free from scientific
technicalities, and readable to the
individual possessing the most elementary educational ability. In view
of the standing reward of five thousand dollars offered by the provincial government to the discoverer of
a radium-bearing ore deposit in this
province, a copy of the handbook
should form part of the kit of every
prospector in the Kootenay and
Boundary district. According to
the author the method of determining whether a piece of ore possests
radio-active properties is the acme
of simplicity. All that is required
for the, operation is a scintiliscope,
an instrument that can be purchased
for two or three dollars. Another
simple test is that afforded by a sensitized photographic plate or film."
Place the piece of suspected ore on
the plate, wrap them both up in a-
few-folds of black  paper  and shut
official  director  of  ceremonies and  covers the mineral prospects on  the
broom   and ball   north fork of the Kettle river.    This
also referee of  the
game, assisted   by
judge of play.
Roars of laughter and much good
Davidson as j report was prepared by A. G. Larson
of  Vancouver, _assisted   by   C.   S.
total   cost   of  transportation   alone
$15 per ton.
Shipments are at present made
from an open cut, and from a stope
from a tunnel about 100 feet below
the outcrop. Ore shows over a
width of 40 feet in the tunnel, and
the average value here is $26.30 per
ton, so that if this entire ore body
were mined under present conditions
it could not be profitably handled.
The result isN that only the higher
grade ore can be shipped, and this
is limited to a width of 20 feet.  The
boys to popularize the sport will yet
be crowned with the success they
so much desire and most certainly
The Big Store
LLks 1 A. J-*
orrin, Thompson & Co.
Verrill, also of Vancouver.     Owing i property has paid its own  way from ,
to recent developments.there and the [grass  roots, and   Mr.   Larson  con- j
amount   of  ore   shipped   from,  the fsiders it indicates   the   probable de-
Union mine over a loag wagon road j velopment of  a,large  tonnage pro-
and  heavy  transportation  expenses   vided   the   railway   is  extended, so]
League Hockey Schedule
Jam    8-r-Pboenix at Grand Forks.
Jan. 13—^Grand Forks at  Phoenix.
Jan. 21—Phoenix at Grand  Forks.
Jan. 27—Grand  Forks at  Phoenix.
Feb.    5—Phoenix at Grand Forks
Feb. 11—Grand Forks at Phoenix
Feb. 18—Phoenix at Grand  Forks.
Feb. 24—Grand Forks at Phoenix.
be introduced between the plate and
piece of ore. If this is done the result will be a pieture of the article
employed. -The latter experiment
was tried in this office a few days
ago, the result being a perfect pic-
cute of a small key. A prospector
could easily conduct about 24 suck
tests for an outlay-of about 75 cents.
The London Times fund for the
benefit of widows and orphans of
soldiers and sailors, has now reached $4,056,000.
i there has been an agitation   to have
i the C. P. R. extend  a   branch   of its
Kettle Valley system   up  the   north
that the total cost of mining, freight
and smelting should not exceed $10
per ton.
'Phone 56
P. O. Box 309
humored   excitement   attended   the
broom and   ball  game  between the
local Knights   of  Pythias  and  Odd
Fellows.     Count   Palorcia,   captain
of the   latter  team,   had   his bunch
tuned up to concert pitch, and made
good his threat to wipe the ice with
his opponents.  To be fair, however,
it must be admitted that both teams
took a hand in smoothing the kinks
out.   Captain Deane for the knights,
directed  his   team   from the net, as
did also the opposition  commander,
and   both    guardians    are   credited
with sensational saves. The knights
appeared  to   force   matters, but the
superior shooting and sliding by the
triple-link   men,  combined with  the
extreme width  of their goal tender,
"proved a factor to be reckoned with,
land   the   sound   of   the   fiyal   gong
found  the  Oddfellows  leading with
a score of  3 to   their opponents'   1.
The   only   penalty   awarded was   in
the case of the Oddfellows' captain,
who  was   forcibly   removed   to the
fence for attempting to stop the ball
from going into the net. .
Company Increase Wages
of Phoenix Employees.
Purification of Copper
The noteworthy discovery in the
realms of chemistry during the year
1914, was that of a method tor purifying copper, known as the electrolytic system. The honor for the
discovery goes to Edward Weston,
of New York, who, a few days agj
was presented with ilie Perki.i
medal.at a meeting of the Sociely
of Chemical Industry held in Lot-
Next Tuesday, February 9th, the
Granby Consolidated will blow in
another couple of their battery of
eight furnaces, at Grand Forks,
bringing up the total in commission
to six. As far as the mines here
in Phoenix are concerned, Superintendent Campbell says there is
an abundance of labor on hand for
present requirements, and only a
small addition to the present working force win be necessary.
The Pioneer is officially informed
that beginning the first of the present
month of February, the wages of
the Phoenix employees of the Granby Consolidated will be on a scale
of 10 per cent less than the usual
wage in force before the shut down.
The Little Store
First Street.
McKay & Knight, Props.
"Quaker" Just Arrived
Quaker Pure Gold Corn Meal
(Farina Gialla al-Prima Q/ualita)
50c. sack
Supply Running Low
The "Petit Parisien" states that a
captain of infantry, writing from the
trenches on the Aisne, says: "A
proof of the German lack of copper
lies in the fact that the Germans are
not contented with stealing all they
can find, but we have noticed th: t
the German killed had no spikes le.t
on their helmets. These being of
copper they had been unscrewed and
sent to be melted down."
Quaker Rolled Oats
Puffed Rice 3
Puffed Wheat 3
Hominy    -    -
-   -   - 45c. sack
3 Packages for 50c.
25c. package
Ir** a§MfiaSJB(S&*f«%.'l-'.^VJ; ^r'TJr^"-^* "!^£?^ .r^r^-^r^i!#H^-^^^*r^"-■^i:,!' iir^^^i^^fV^V»«wrcr?r^
M)jvis:, 3 iinsH Columbia
i )«crintion,«2;'00 per year.''.
in co'■ LJni:ed'State's;
i.  l\.\Y, I. ubl'isher:
Application for Liquor Licence (30 days) ..SS.00
Aprlioation for Transfer of Licence...... .87.50
, ©<ri Iflcato of Improvement notico ((»days)$7.60
At>;»tioation to Purchase Land noticos (00 days)
 ;..,— 97.50
Delinquent Co-owner notices (90 days) ... .$10.00
Small Wntor Notices (B0 days) $7.60
Behnquent Co Ownership notices (10 days 325.00
Duplicate Cortifloato of Title notices $8.00
Car>lb of Thnnks.IoO cents.
All other lojrul advertising, 12 cents.a line,
.single column, for tho first insertion; and 8
cents a lino for oach subsequent insortion, nonpareil measurement.
Display  ads $1.00 per inch,   single
column,   per month.   Transient  ads.
•50c. per inch, per issuo; substquenb insertions, 35c. per inch. j
Saturday, Feb. 2,, 1,915
States newspapers  openly  hint that
the pressure brought to bear on the
Wilson  administration,' in  the matter  of copper  contraband,   can  be
traced to the pffices(ofi the Guggenheim corporation. ■'■'•■. The prp-German
press have  now began   to advocate
the suspension   of all  shipments of
copper to the Allied countries by the
big   Guggenheim   combination,    a
movement which we in Canada de-
vo,utly hope and pray may be adopted   as   quickly  as possible.      This
also leads us   to  ask   what   would
become of the big ."Guggie" inte
ests in   various parts   of our world -
wide  empire if such a program: as
that suggested was  put into.actual
operation?    Would Canadaj'for^instance,   sit  calmly.down while our
German-Hebrew friends were  packing gold by the hundredweight from
the  Canadian   Yukon?    They have
big interests up there—and   so has
the  Dominion   government.    Gold,
after all, is much more saleable than
copper,   and   while  some   German-
American   editors  might   not know
it, Guggie and  Co. may be trusted
to keep that, fact well in mind.
15)100 Machinists Wanted
With records  of its   horrors, the
newspapers accasionally  print what
is called the grim humor of the war.
:But even   the humor  that  the con-
.flict develops relates to the sinister
character of the whole terrible struggle.    Without a redeeming feature,
<war makes  against civilization  and
^ all well-being in uncounted ways.
!    People in regions remote from the
scenes   of carnage—and   there   are
■^few'^such   regions ; in   the  civilized
'.world—cannot yet  realize  the stupendous interests involved.  No mind,
perhaps, will ever conceive the war's
? terrible   results.     It   requires   news
like that   sent   from   Cairo,   Egypt,
to   suggest   the   widely   separated
sections  of humanity   gathered   to
fight on the side of a single nation.
Among the  Pyramids of Gizeh is
an expeditionary force that includes
Australian,   New Zealand, English,
, Indian,   Egyptian,    Irish   and  Tas-
_    manian   troops.    Add  to  these the
races and  tribes struggling in Europe and nearer Asia, and what mind
can grasp future consequences?    •
A great military camp is situated
in the desert where-ancient hosts
gathered. Tent towns have sprung
up, and camels, automobiles, gun
carriages, donkeys, motors, and
motor cycles mingle in this strange
war assembly. The element of grim
hi mor here is imparted by mascots
which includes dogs, monkeys, kangaroos, laughing jackasses; parra
keets, and even a Tasmanian devil,
Every trade and profession is re.
presented among the troops, which
ev;n the mascots will not survive,
and whose fortunes, of course, they
cannot aid. What a spectacle is
here presented remote from the
greater theatres of a war that has
had no parallel since man developed
from barbarism! Truly the world
is on its backward way. — Ex.
Not   a    few    influential   United
REMEMBER! The ointment
you put on your child's skin gets
into the system just as surely as
food the child eats. Don't let
impure fats and mineral coloring
matter (such as many of the
cheap ointments contain) get
into your child's blood! Zam-
Buk is purely herbal. No poisonous coloring. Use it always.
50c. Box at All Dmgglsh and Stores.
A   remarkable    instance   of   the
speed with  which warships can  be
constructed in the old country shipyards  has   been   illustrated   in    the
case  of  the  cruisers Brisbane  and
Sydney.     The latter which as everyone knows, gave a good account of
herself  in    sinking   the   commerce
raider Emden.    Both ships were ordered.by the Australian government,
which   stipulated   that   the   Sydney
should be  built  in England and the
Brisbane at home.  The order for both
ships was   given   at the same time,
but the Brisbane is still in the hands
of the contractors, while the Sydney
has scoured  the   Indian  and   broad
Pacific .ocean for thousands of miles
protecting the Australian transports
on   their   way to   Egypt,   besides
ridding   commerce of- its  greatest
menace since the  redoubtable Captain   Semmes   sailed  the   seas with
the Alabama.
F fteen thousand machinists a re
wanted by the firms in Great Britsiin
who areengaged in tiirri|ng out war
mat -trial for the home government
and her''allies. ,,J. T. < BriVwhiie, the
president of the Amalgamated Society 'of Engineers, in a communication
to the members,-says:V,
'The problem which  representative •; of the  unions, are called upon
to s;ilve—to find  15.000 workpeople
and  >riv/ide   facilities   to   accelerite
the    utf ut, i f > hi m Urri;i   with si ;h
rani iity as   to  meet   adequately tne I
demand i;of the army in the field—-is!
a clilncu t one.    Never in the history
of tiade unionism has  a body of re-
prcjsenttitives   been   called   upon   to
solve such a problem.     ' V
"There can be no doubt whatever
as  to  the   pressing ^nature   of   the
problem.    An industry which in formal times met the requirements of a
normal army  of  less   than 500,000
men, is now called upon to supply
munitions   and   equipment   for   an
army of over  three   millions, apart
from the requirements of the navy,
and at  the   same   time to assist in
providing   the material  of war   for
the armies  of Russia,  France, Ser
via and Belgium."'
Boundary District of
li interested and ihould know
about the wonderful
JK!™ Douche
Ask your druggist for
it.   If he cannot tupp/y
the MARVEL, accept no
other, but send stamp for Illoi^
trated book—sealed.   It gives full
particulars and directions inraluable
to ladies. WINDSOR SUPPLY CO. .Windsor. Oat.
General Agent* for Canada.
Of all kinds promptly attended
to. Rapid Express and- Baggage Transfer. Careful attention to all erders.    Phone ASS.
James G. McKeown
The Slocan Record says the present "is a time of retrenchment for
everybody. "A newspaper is a luxury to the man who doesn't consider it worth paying,for, and a necessity to the man who considers it
worth the investment of the subscription price. Our aim is to provide a necessity, not a luxury. It is
a purely business proposition. A
newspaper is either worth the subscription price or it is not. This is
a question which the subscriber
a|one is ih a position to decide in
his particular case."
The blatant press of the Fatherland are loud in their praise just
now of what they call the "elevating
influence of war." But they fail to
designate which arm of the service
possesses the strongest elevating
influence. Airships are elevating
enough, and so are mines, torpedoes, shells, etefbut who wants to
elevated by such a.means as that.
First-class Fir and Tam-
arac Wood, $6.00 per cord
Pine Wood, $5.00 per cord.
Fir and Tamarac, double cut,
per cord, $7.00.
NOTICE. 'Phone B38
Robt. Fore haw
.Iron crosses' Will no doubt.be the
reward of the submarine crew
which has been operating in the
Irish sea and destroying harmless
merchant ships. There can be no
denying the fact that the exploit
was a daring one but there will be
some surprise occasioned if they are
able to repeat the operation again
in those particular waters.
Statisticans are very busy novva
days. One of such has figured it
out that it costs a few thousand
dollars to kill a man by modern
methods of warfare. And now comes
nnother man of figures with the
story that each hunting expedition
for grizzly or mountain sheep in
British Columbia means an expenditure of about $1500.
Probably the greatest mistake the
provincial government has made was
to abolish the poll tax. Its abolition relieved thousands of the task
of contributing towards the upkeep
nf the province, the great majority
of whom could be reached in no
other way.
His majesty of Austria keeps wel|
in the public eye. Since the war
commenced he has died three times,
and now the news arrives that he is
going to abdicate his  rotten throne.
Coalmining rights of the Dominion,
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the North-,
west Territories and in a portion of the
Province of British Columbia, may: be
leased for a term of twenty-one years
at an ai.nual rental of $1 an acre. .Not
more than 2,560 acres will be leased to
one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made
by the applicant in person to the
Agent or Sub-Agent of the district in
which the rights applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must
be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsur-
veyed territory the tract applied for
shall be staked out by the applicant
Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if the rights applied for are not
available, but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable
output of the mine at the rate of five
cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for the full quantity of
merchantable coal mined and pay the
royalty thereon. If the coal mining
rights are not being operated, such returns should be furnished at least once
a year.
The lease will include the coal mining
rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available
surface rights may be considered
necessary for the working of the mine
at the rate of $10.00 an acre.
For   full    information   application
should be made to the Secretary of the
Department of the Interior, Ottawa,
or t > ai.y Agent or Sub-Agent of Dc
mh ion Lands.
Deputy Minister of the ln;erior
I- B.- -Unauthorized  publicat on  o
thr advertisement will not be paid for
; ■„ '        Probably no.district in the Dominion of Canada possesses so great an array of
potentialities as the above.    The mountains throughout its entire length and breadth,
are almost without exception mineraliferous, contaihingvgoldi silver, copper, iron and
other valuable ores, while in a few localities there are more than surface indications
'.-".- ' .     '. ■' A   ■■■ ' -.■■■■
of the presence or coal.
Its forest stretches are among the richest in the province, and what is of great
importance, easily accessable to river and railway.    There is scarcely a square mile of.
it that is not either equipped with  high  tension   wires, or which could not be reached
by the expenditure of the smallest outlay.     Not the least attraction from tne point of
view of the investor, is the sites for water power, which abound in this district.
s Just at present an immense amount of interest  is being .directed to the recent
free gold discovery in Greenwood, while in thesame district is to be seen one of the
best equipped free gold properties in the west, a not inconsiderable asset in these days
of industrial depression and shrinkage of gold reserves.    It is in this district where is
situated the Phoenix and Grand  Forks properties of the  Granby Consolidated, together with those of the British Columbia Copper company.    In the former camp, and
surrounding it for miles on all sides, are acres of crown-granted mineral claims, all
awaiting the advent of the investor.    The title deeds to these properties, thanks to a
beneficent series of mining laws, are unimpeachable, and jf proof is wanted of the
statement, let us point to the almost'entire absence of mining litigation in the courts
of the province.
The possibilities of the Boundary as an agricultural;and fruit-growing centre
are also worthy of investigation, and a visit to some «of- its spendidly equipped orchards will prove a revelation to the stranger. The highways throughout the Boundary makes this section of the province the motorists paradise,.millions having been
spent on the construction of government roads.
No locality is better served with railroads than the Boundary distr'ct. At
present.this section is served by'two of .the greatest systems on the continent, the
C. P. R. and Great Northern companies, while within a few months the route to the
Pacific coast will be commercially curtailed by the opening, of the new K. V. V.
branch of the former.
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Queen's Hotel
We beg"to announce the reopening of the Qiieen's Hotel.    This-
popular hotel has.been  completely refitted throughout;
everything new and up-to-date.    Large lofty rooms,
heated with hot water.-   Perfect fire appliances.
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Patrons of this hotel will find  in  it all  the connforts of home.
Perfect satisfaction is assured "all.-our guests,    it is
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Do not decide on  the  Eastern ' Holiday  trip  before
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Should come from healthy and vigorous Stock,
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The Dairy produces both.
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Read in every home. If yon 1 ive a h use or furniture to sell, its disposal is certain after ; n ad. in ; ie Pion, or. Give the experiment a trial
in the cheapest and most satisl  ctory advertising mart in the Boundary.,
The United States House of Representative Naval Committee has
adopted the program of two battle,
ships', six torpedo-boat destroyers,
and seventeen submaiiues yearly.
The provincial government is
about to authorize the iise of the
Bertillon'finger-print system of identification in all the jails and police
stations throughout the province. ■
, Emile Jules Dupuis, a Belgian
professor of languages, employed at
'.he British War Office, has been arrested by the London police and
charged with being a German spy.
Harry Lauder, the great Scottish
comedian, who by the way has a son
serving a* a lieutenant in the Territorials, says that while in Sydney,
Australia, he received a letter ordering him under pain of death to go
to a certain place and leave the sum
of $10,000. "Not wishing to get
the poor fellow hanged," says the
comedian, . "I never- kept the appointment."
Of the four thousand sailors belonging to -the German liners bottled up in New York harbor, 2000,
inconsequence of the reduction of
their wages, have refused to do any
more work. They now get no more
salary at all, but nevertheless iise
the.ships as hotels, coming and going when they please and being fed
at the expense of the shipping firms.
"A cargo of 2700. tons of nickel
ore, intended for Krupps' armament
works, and seized by a'British warship, has been condemned by .a
British prize court, in London. The
cargo was shipped at New Caledonia on a Russian-owned'ship last
July, but the vessel was diverted to
Falmouth following a communication from the owners to the British
According to" the Sofic correspondent of the" Kolnische Zeitung,"
leading.'Bulgarian circles do not consider it to be probable that the war
will affect the Balkan States for the
present. All decisions willdeperd
upon successes on the battlefields
..-R'o.umania has decided to increase
her standing army by February 1st,
but Bulgaria has not arrived at a
decision regarding the reserves.
Some   experiences   in   the    mine-
strewn area  of the  North sea, were
related   recently   by   a   Blue Funnel
officer to a Vancouver reporter. The
former describes   a trip  from Liverpool to   Amsterdam   as   a continual
zig-zag.     No   sooner   had   they set
their   course   one   way,   when   they
were hailed by a torpedo boat or destroyer-    which    ordered - them    to
change   their   course.  -   The   officer
stated   he   never   saw  so  many destroyers in his life, i •„
Professor Rochebois, of the faculty of Law,'-has communicated" the
following statement to the press of
Paris: "I certify, to having seen, on
September"11, near a burning farm
situated three kilometres from Neu-
vy L'Abbesse, five hundred metres
west of the railroad from Estemay
to Montinirail, the bodies of three
young women. ..Tire destroyed farm
had been occupied four hours previously, by Saxon troops and soldiers
of the Prussian Guard."
VW;e the practice of ransoming
prisoners still in vogue, the Duke of
Brunswick, now a captive in the
hands ,of the French, would be an
interesting subject for negotiation.
He has :i civil list of $280,000 a
year, estates valued at ten millions,
and another ten or fifteen millions
as heir of the funds o( the Duchy
of Cumberland which were taken
from his father by Prince Bismarck,
and ' restored recently when the
young duke's marriage to the Kaiser's daughter united the houses of
Holienzollern and Brunswick.
Owing to the war there will be no
inter-University boat race this year.
A contest was hardly possible, for
all the leading oarsmen at both Oxford and Cambridge have gone to
the front or are engaged with the
Officers' Training Corps. Instituted
at Henley in 1829, the boat race has
been held annually without a break
for sixty years. The last time it was
abandoned was in IS.iS, during fie
Crimean war. As soon, howevi r,
as the Treaty of Paris was sign 3d
the race was resumed, and it his
been continued on the Thames ever
A survivor who escaped from the
sinking battleship Formidable, records how he owes his life to a comrade's devotion. There was room
for but one in the boat and two
jumped for it. "You've got parents
and I haven't, so take the place,"
said the hero, who scrambled back
to the ship. As the boats pulled
away the survivors saw the. men on
deck lighting their pipes and cigarettes, coolly waiting for death. They
also say they heard distinctly the
strains of the ship's piano, which
they believe the men must have
hauled up on deck.
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"     Medium, 25c. each
■   "       "     Small, 10c.
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Corned Jellied Tongue, 50c. per lb.
English Brawn, 25c. per lb.;  Pickled Tripe, 15c. per lb.
Sugar Cured Hams, 30c. per lb.
Choice Breakfast Bacon, 35c. per lb.
P.  BURNS & CO.,  LTD.
Meets every Monday Evening at
Oddfellows' Hall. Visiting brethren
cordially invited.
.   Our hall is for rent for dances, social
evenings, etc.
Oscar Gustafson, Noble Grand.
T. S. Qnance, Pin. Secy.
.  Jas. Pierce, Kec. Secy.
Daughters of Rebekah
Phoenix Lodge No. 17
Jlcets in the Oddfollows' Hall,
First and Third Wednesdays.
Mrs. W. Humphreys, Noble Grand
Mrs. O. D. Hush. Secretary.
Phoenix Aerie No. 158
itfeets in the Oddfellows'Hull, Friday
Visiting brothers are always welcome.
Dan I'attkrson, AV. P.
T. K, (J la it ie is, W. Secy.
 Insurance Agent
K. of P. Lodge,
No. 28
B. O.
Meets Tuesday Kvkninu at, 7.30.
Sojourning brothers cordially welcomed.
O. U. Knight, C. (J.
15. 15. Baunkk,   K. of R. S.
Mountain Temple Lodge No.
MuoU in   J'ylhiiin Hall,  Lower Town
Second and l-'oitrth Thursday*
Airs. \V.
Mrs.  K. K. Barnes,
Yes, they are neat!
And they're just as comfortable as they look.
I- have worn this kind for years and I never
knew what hose satisfaction was until I got
them. You should try Penmans Hosiery—they
retain their shapeliness—-set snug to foot and
limb and wear much longer than ordinary hose.
Penmans Hosiery is marie for men, women and children, in
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FEBRUARY 9th to  12th,  1915
Local and General
Competitions for B. C. and International Championships
Secure Standard Certificates for One Way Fare
A. W. ROLLAND, Secy.
Come und Bring Your Friends. -      ROSSLAND, B. O.
Phoenix Boys To Leave
The departure of the 30th Bat-
talion, now under training- at Willows camp, near Victoria, is not to
be deferred much longer. During
the orepart of the week instructions
wei received by the District Officer
Cot -manding, ordering- him to hold
the thirtieth in readiness for immediate departure for some eastern
point. Most of the boys who enlisted with the second contingent
,from Phoenix and other Boundary
poi its are on the rolls "of-the" above-
mentioned regiment.
' It.ist"within- the realms of possi-
bility^that* :the next few , days will
seeu Wre'celver. 'appointed , for the
Spinster club. -According, to'.all accounts'the "assets are more than ade-
- quate to meet all liabilities. Rumor credits the members with .the intention of equally dividing the funds
for the benefit of the local hockey
aud ski clubs.
Kaiser Bill went up the hill
To watch the German slaughter,
Buthe'll fall down and lose his crown,
And so he dam well orter.
A soldier writing home says the
Germans are reported to be collecting all the brass they can find, no
doubt for the purpose of making
shells and fuses. All the towns
and villages behind the German
lines are being ransacked for brass
and copper. Even the. old church
bells' and household utensils have
been gathered up and taken away.
When    your    business    becomes
dull,.try advertising your goods.
e senna only
7eak«ncd from
Hundreds of people
■sumption every day.   -
Science proves that the
thrive when the system is w<
colds or  sickness,  overwork, coefining
duties or when general weakness exists,
The .best physicians point-.out that
during changing seasons the blood should
be made rich and pure and active br taking Scott 's Emulsion after meals. The cod
liver oil in Scott's Emulsion warms the
tbody by enriching the blood; It peculiarly
strengthens the lungs and throat, while ft
upbuilds the resistive forces of the body
to avoid colds and prevent consumption.
If you-work indoors, tire easily, feel
languid or nervous, Scott's Btnulsion is the
most strengthen! ngfood'-medioinekaowa.
It is totally free from stupefying.druga.
Avoid substitutes.
14-42     Scott & Bowse, Toronto. Ontario.
William Roberts arrived in town
from Spokane on Tuesday.
Jas. McGregot, < of the provincial
Department of Mines, arrived in the
city on Friday.
Mrs. Coutts of Grand Forks is the
ftuest. of her daughter, Mrs.- O. D.
Bush, for a few daya.
Commencing to-morrow, Sunday,
the Dearie hotel will recommence • its
popular night service.
Wanted—Housework of any description by young girl. Address Mary
Papav, Box 190, Phoenix.
W<- tal e orders for all kinds of rubber sunups. Estimates given. • Alm-
stron.'s, the Bookstore.
Miss Robinson, of the" local hospital
staff, was the guest over Thursday of
Mi6s Don nan, at the tatters' home in
Grand Forks.    ,      - •   ,
.We're closing but a fine selection of
musical instruments, including violins,
mandolins, banjos and mouth organs,
at the Bookstore.
Aftor being closed since the outbreak of war, the Granby hotel reopened its doors on Wednesday, under
the management ol R. Fuller.   '
Mrs. Percy Wilkins accompanied by
Miss Pasco came in on Tuesday from
Copper mountain, Similkameen, for a
week's visit to Mrs. Jas. Kemps ton.
To use an Americanism "their are
no flies on. the Woman's Patriotic
society." Their next effort is to be a
masquerade ball on St. Patrick's Day.
Geo. McAuliffe, who has been'.resident in Republic for the past few
months, came in on Thursday's train
and has re-opened his tailoring establishment, next door to AlmetromjB. _-
Page Boyles, diamond drill expert
for the Granby, Consolidated, accompanied by Geo. Ellis, who" spent a day-
or .two in Spokane as the guest of the
former, arrived in town on Saturday;.
The local open season for shooting
mongrel dogs opened at the city pound
on Wednesday. Up to^date, Narcisse
Lemieux has secured^, couple offlrre
bags and more are expected after the
15th inst, so buy your bow wow a city
licence before that date expires.
Captain Deane' of the K.P. hockey
septette, informs us that his team has
decided to submit quietly to their defeat on Tuesday without protest.
They, however, throw down tJJie
gauntlet once more and crave the honor of a second.meeting with their o.ld
adversaries, the Oddfellows. The only
conditions they make is that.the losers
defray the cost of an oyster, supper,
and both teams play the same line-jap.
According to the Rossland . Miner
our old friend, Doc. Millar, is looming
,up as a public lecturer. Last we.gk,
the smiling one addressed a large
gathering under the auspices of the
St. Andrew's Y.P.S. He took as h)s
subject the "History and Practice of
Medicine," tracing the development of
the study, from before the Christian
era down to the banks of the Panama
canal. His many friends here always
maintained that Phoenix's loss was a
gain to the Golden city.
Copper Market
Copper is very strong and higher
prices  are   being   recorded  almost
every day.1    Lake is  14^>   to   14^
cents and electrolytic is 14^ to 14f«j
cents a pound.    The  advance  has
been brought about by heavy foreign
buying, and until within the last few
days domestic consumers have been
holding aloof, but  at present  they
are making large purchases.  Unlike
previous   advances,   the  new  high
quotations have been made in almost
every instance by big   transactions.
It is claimed that for two weeks past
lots of 25 to 50 tons could be bought
}i to % of a  cent   lower   than   the
ruling  quotations   for   millions    of
pounds.    This would seem to  indicate that those of the warring nations
that now have control of the  seas,
impressed by the plight of Germany
and Austria, have decided that it is
advisable to lay in substantial stocks
of copper. '
Chas. Hayden, vice president of
the Utah Copper, Chino and Ray
Consolidated companies, is quoted
as follows:
- "The foreign demand for copper
is enormous, and spot cash is paid
for it. Millions of pounds are being
taken by the foreigners for quick
delivery. t -
"The American demand is relatively-light. .The manufacturers are
in a better position than are the producers to predict when this American
demand will start. Jf the American
buyers should come into the market
for large .quantities of copper, it
would compel an increase in production to 100% of capacity in order
to prevent a runaway market.
. "We'do not know when the war
will'end, but we do know that the
government, has commandeered all
the copper in Germany, and all factories there have been practically
closed down."—Boston Commercial.
Agent for the famous Nyal and Na-Dru-Co Preparations.
Caustic Comment
Carnival Accounts
(- The - members of the Woman's
Patriotic Society extend their heartiest thanks to all those who, in various vays, so generously helped id
making their recent carnival the
success it was. The treasurer sub-
mils for publication the following
To tickets for carnival $11<X20
To Refreshments      34.^0
To Candy         19.00
Cash in bank     116.15
"Vexatious," in the Sunday
Chronicle, dealing with the attitude
of the U.S. government on the matter of copper contraband has the
following to say:
•'1 really see no reason'why there
should be such abject deference and
such anxiety to propitiate American
opinion. Wc are not tyrannical oppressors of. an innocent and downtrodden Germany. We didn't go to
war for the fun of the thing, and we
don't wholly relish the U.S.1 idea
that neutrality entitles her to supply
our enemy with things she wants
without interference." He concludes
with the following lines:
I du believe in freedom's causiv
Her justice and morality;       ^
But when in her the Prussian claws
Are sunk—my one's neutrality.
To slaughter gels and infants may—
Or may not—bo improper.
I haven't anything to say,
My deal is—selling copper. .
I du believe in treaties planned
To bind the folks who make 'em •
And in supplying contraband
(For cash) to those who break 'em.
J du believe that war is hell,
And "wrong must come a cropper,
But if wrong wants to buy, I sell
For ammunition—copper.
I du believe in ideals great,
For truth aud right I holler.
But what I love and venerate
. Is the almighty dollar.
To Belgian pain and Prussian vice
Ob, England put a stopper,
But while the kaiser pays my price
. I'm out to sell him copper. -
Church Services
St. Andrew's church (Presbyterian)
—Service, Sunday next, Feb. 7fch, at
11.00 a.m. _ Sunday  School at 2 p.m.
St. John's Church—Sundays: Holy
Communion, 8a.m.; Matins, 10.30 a.m.;
Holy Communion and sermon, 11 a.m.;
Sunday school, 3-p.m,; Evening sur-
vico, 7 30. Week dayB: Matins, 7.80;
Evensong, 7.30.
The stated services in the Catholic
church aro as follows: First and third
Sundays in the month. Mass at 10
o,m„ Sunday School at 2.80 pni.;
Evening Service at 7.30 p.m. Rev.
Father D. Pelletier, pastor.
City Dog Tax for the year 1915,
is now due and payable at the City
Dog~owners are given_ until February 15, 1915, to procure a license.
After this date any dog found running at large within the City limits,
without having the City Dog Tax
Tag attached to collar, will be impounded, and if at the expiration of
72 hours, the dog has not been redeemed,, by paying license, together
with the cost of impounding, wiil be
sold or destroyed.
City Clerk.
Application for a Transfer of
Liquor License.
If there is any truth in the rumor
that the kaiser possesses valuable
real estate inteiests in British Columbia, the government should lose
little time in throwing the same on
the market for the benefit of the
Canadian widows and orphans.
Mountain Temple Lodge No. 17
Moots in Pythian Hall, Lower Town
Second and Fourth Thursdays.
Tptal.... $279.65
E. E. Barnes,
Mrs. W. Willu,
I intend to ' make .application for a
transfer of the Liquor Liicen.se held
by me for the Qn« mi's Hctel, to John
Hartman, at the next sitting of the
Board of License ( ommistioners of the
Oity.of Phoenix, J '-.C.
Dated at Phoenix, B.C., this 22nd
January, 1915.   *
(Signed) JAMES WALSH.' '
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