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The Phoenix Pioneer and Boundary Mining Journal May 3, 1913

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 *   m  The ldrgesl copper mines in  the Dominion are situated  at Phoenix. ,The Granby^  Co. employs 500-men,-and  ha8 a monthly ^pay roll of  over $50,000, while the Rawhide pay roll i�� $18,000. *  Devoted to the Interests ofthe Boundary Mining District  ^Hobnxx Wnpem.., is l  blleh��d in' ,theJ- highest '*  municipality An Canada*- ���  altitude, '4,6Q0ft.' The city.  his"a population {ot 1,500, ���  and possesses flvat-claso ':>  hotels, opera house, schools "'���'  wm  ' :X'%W  ' "v xp$\  '     -At     '. <._?*&  '>-^:m  t___i  g_a_:  FOURTEENTH YEAR  PHOENIX, B.C., SATURDAY, MAY 3, 1913  ERNEST MILLER EP P.  ADDRESSES MEETING  Grand Forks Conservatives Pass  Resolutions of Confidence in  ' Both Governments.  'it ,,t\  US'  ��  \<X  I  "*.,*.  i VST*.  ���SOS  ���is fe_fr  /���iT'  -'" -fir?11  __��� U"j '  '-?  ���w  .4  The'Davis, hall  in .Grand Forks  was taxed to its utmost capacity on  Monday la*t, when the large membership of the Grand Forks Conservative association assembled for the  election of officers and listen to the  speeches of the sitting' member for  .  the riding,. Ernest Miller.    Among  those present was Lome A. Camp*  1 bell of Rossland,  whose address on  the all important Doukhobor matter  was listened to-with intense interest.  Evidently  Mr.   Campbell is  not a  friend of the recalcitrant Douk.    He  voiced his disapproval of the recent  Doukhobor commisiion hy stating  that, the  report did   not set  forth  actual   conditions.    "When people  imagined that the Doukhobors were  not    business   people,"    said   the  speaker, "they were mistaken.   The  Doukhobors>s hf��d actually endeavor-  ed  to  close   the  approach, to   tbe  government  bridge at Trail by the  acquisition of land jn that vicinity."  Mr.    Campbell,   amid   cheers,   announced his determination of shortly  proceeding to  the  capital   and  threshing . the  matter out with  the  premier.  Important resolutions of vital interest to the constituency andcoun-  vtry in general were submitted and  unanimously carried at the meeting,  includingresolutions.of implicit confidence^ in both,the. Dominion arid  ��� Provincial 'administrations, as well  as one.' extolling .the , work  inu?r.      Mr.    Miller   reminded   the  association that it was the   Laurier  administration   that  hrought   them  into  the, country.      We could  not  throw them out.     In the cour.se of  his remarks   Mr.    Miller  eulogized  the   railway policy   of the McBride  administration   and   frankly . attributed his re-election  to that important governmental issue, meanwhile  thanking the electors for the confi-  dence reposed iu him by the people  ofthe  Grand   Forks  district.     He  assured them that the several mat-  ters to which his attention had been  called  would   be    laid   before   the  government.  The proceedings terminated with  a banquet-and concert.  Number 42  |   Mining Notes of British Columbia  of Mr.  Miller in the local house  The latter gentleman " aroused  considerable.enthusiasm' by his reference to the Doukhobor resolution,  and his statement that the government intended to allow'no exemptions in the.matter'of any infraction  of'the law.     He  had received that  Granby Notes        ��� ",  The following appears in a recent  statement of President Nichols  to  the   stockholders   of    the   Granby  Consolidated:  "The operations at the Phoenix  properties and Grand Forks smelter  for the month of March showed a  profit of $87,770 and for the wine  months of the fiscal year $990,225.  The yield of metals has been fully  maintained, and the cost of copper  for March slightly reduced but  current profits for a portion of this  period were interfered with by the"  decline-in the price of the metal. All  figures are now based on 14 1-2  cent copper and on March 31 we  had on hand 1935 tons taken in ai  that figure.  Reports from the development  work of the old properties indicate  that ore reserves" there have been  fully maintained.'  ���-F. H^ Sylvester, general * manager .of the" Gr'anby " .compaoy,' ';is  authority for the statement' that a  numbie r^of the'" Granby* S~ "d i reef orate  have arranged .for a visit to the  Hidden creek mine in August   next.  Several parties returned to Atlin  early in the month from the new  diggings in the Teslin Lake country  and all of them are more than ever  confident that the discovery is genuine and state most emphatically  that there is no doubt whatever that  it will prove up to all exceptions  and justify the publication of the  reports appearing from time to  time in the outside press.���Week.  Ross S. Craddock, consulting  mining engineer of New York city,  has made examination ofthe United  Empire coal and ore/ properties on  One-mile creek and returned to  Spokane on Monday. He is much  impressed with the mineral conditions of contact and depo'sit and  expects the properties to develop  into mines. Mr. Craddock has  been in many parts of the world as  mining expert. His wide experience  leads him to believe that there is a  bright mining future for the whole  district. This is his first visit to  Princeton and is much impressed  with" its beauty of location and  surrounding scenery.���Similkameen  Star.  A coast paper states that^ Lightning creek, Cariboo district, which  yielded millions of gold in the  sixties, is soon likely to be the  scene of extensive mining operations. W. M. Ogden, of Stanley,  B. C, owns a group of claims on  the creek which he bonded to Mackenzie Urquhart of this city a year  ago, and on which, it is understood,  an important strike was made a few  days ago. Mr. Odgen has arrived  in town for the purpose of conferring  witli Mr. _ Urquhart in regard to  carrying on hydraulic operations this  season.      The outlook for the pro-  Visit of School Inspector  G. L. Bruce, inspector of schools  for the, Provincial government,  recently completed a'very thorough  examination, of the pupils attending  the  local 'schools.     The inspector  expressed his~ satisfaction with the  genera! attainments of the children,  but took exception to the reading,  which  he  thought   was  somewhat  deficient.   - This latter failing, however,    he   regarded   as   somewhat  pardonable, for which neither staff  or  children** were  responsible,  Mr.  Bruce attributing the  cause to  the  crowding  of the  pupils   into  only  three classes.    As a remedy he recommends the  addition of another  teacher to 'the present staff, which  action   he   stated   would  do  away  with   the  premature   advancing of  the children, with its consequent  hardship on both pupils and teachers. The absence of a fire escape  was quickly noted by the visiting  official, and the imperative need for  one pointed out, as was also the  absence of a sanitary drinking  fountain for the prevention of the  spread of infectious disease. In  regard to the proposed playground,  Mr. Bruce made the suggestion  that instead of making one, there  should be two,"one of which would  be on a lower level. This suggestion is certainly worth considering,  as apart from the advantage derived from keeping the boys apart,  it also posseses the merit of being  much less expensive to construct  as it entirely obviates the necessity ^ate  of filling in a tfirge - portion of|Granby  ground to provide a level site." The\ Mother Lode  B.C. COPPER company:  HAS BIG ORE RESERVES  the mountains during the course of  ages. This channel has been drifted  on! as well as tested at various  points by shafts sunk from the surface, and gold was found everywhere. Mr Odgen has been engaged in plater mining for the past  eighteen years. He is confident  that he has struck a big bonanza at  last.  Among the numerous visitors  in  Cranbrook last week attending  the  water commissioner's  hearing   '/as  George  Doherty,  of Fort   Steele,  better known as  Coronel  Doherty.  Mr. Doherty is one  of the few  still  left in the district who were on Wild  Horse in the  palmy  days,   having  first come to the gulch in '65,  leaving  later  for other camps' in   the  States,   wher,e  he  reaped  a   large  experience working with his brother  Neil on the Comstock, also  on  the  White Pine, Helen, Norcross and  other properties once notable, now-  only names'to the public ot' today.  Mr. Doherty has been continuously  in the country for twenty-one years  now and has of late years confined  his attention entirely to the Doherty  claim, developing and sampling it in  preparation for the revival of interest in East Kootenay mining, in  ���which he has kept a constant faith.  Recent .samples on examination the  colonel states to be full equal to  Homestake stuff, which property he  was sent from Frisco to examine in  .'77.     He is higly satisfied   with   his  latest shbwings and showed thc.bsence # tl>^ oational ftag ,Wa��\ Rawttd* .  Herald man a recent, letter from a\ther ^fide^y,(-Phoenix beini\ Napoleon  wellknown mining man tn* San Fran-     .-   .     .       - .       >. ������- .   .     ..-     ..plnnM_Vi  1,000,000 Tons of Ore. Blocked  Out���Assays Show Average"  Copper Return of lj4%X -  * *i.. _  <'- _��i.'_  -   '- <i /"M  'X&,<$r  -\   v-<     *hll  ill     .,��!..   ^��1  K\XJJ,  v,  1  The British Columbia Copper company, has a greater reserve of ore-in  sight in its properties in the Copper  mountain region of British Columbia than ever before, according to a  recently issued statement by Newman Erb, president of the company,  in connection with the announcement that more extensive development and operation is planned 'for  the coming summer than at any  time in .the corporation^ previous  history.  "We have now approximately  1,000,000 tons of ore blocked out  in our different-mines, more than at  any one time before," said President  Erb in a report received last week  by Sharp and Irvine, the well-  known mining brokers," from New  York. "Assays show an average  value of 1 1-2 per cent copper, the  highest value for an extensive  quantity of ore .ever reported from  the mines."  n i'\ -"ill  Cisco expressing a very - complimen  tacy/opinion of':qre samples received  from the Doherty claim and signifying the hope that he would be   able  in  about  the.6nly school  in thV dis-\Q^en Victoria  trtct not equipped with a pole and  Boundary Ore Tonnages  Following are the returns of the  output of the Granby mines and  smelter for the week ending May 3,  and B. C. Copper company, for the  week ending April 27th, and year to  25,968    429,068  .\.7,13CK-U8;632;.,  ./ "4,835:'**'��89,894 X1  . .A756.;,d_3,S16v>  .. '.409,-    ^9,360 ~*  . r    106       -1,975  _  -Y,  -_._��... >.  .?:  ���J V 1ft J"  m  ensign".  .The Terra Nova, the^ ship   which  conveyed Capt. Scott and his party to  the  Antartic ' regions    arrived     at  the"   South   American   port of   Rio  promise  personally   from   the  pre- I Janerio on Wednesday.  .    ... _     i ���       _    . . There was a goodly attendance at  duction of a large quantity of placer to inspect it in the near future, /the- dance given-on Saturday under  gold is regarded as very encour^g-j The colonel is to be congratulated/the auspices'of tbt�� local lodge of the  ing.     Exploratory work carried" onion his prospects and tbe wish of all'^1, *?' ftndB. jF.   Tbe affair was held  SMELTER* TONNAGES  Granby ...~.\\..'. 25,155    408,939  B. C. Copper Co... 14,429   231,400  J     ��� f    ��*���"���*��   T.i      -   .****!���$���  ���\        *, *���       *       V**' 1  .- "W%{*  ' i - ~vc  <. _* i  The  Big- Store  NEW ARRIVAL IN THE GENTS'  .    FURNISHING DEPT.  SLATER SHOES  BELLS' SHOES  'These two makes are pre-eminently the best on the Canadian  market. We have them in Black and Tan���in all the latest  lasts���Look them over !  Fit-Reform Clothing for  B. C. Copper Treatment    The   B. C.   Columbia ' company's  continuously sino, last June has led I will be^hT^aifyeTreJ^                                                       SSSSBatofl / smeJter   treated  M'429 t0"S ��f ��re  _.   _i_-    j:    -c    ���    ancient   his long delayed hopes.-    " - �� m���  ���� .��,:�����,���.���_. *, u, i n,;_, ,,,_.<__.    -.��= ��-.!/�����_. c- \fnth���r 1.nA��  to   the    discovery   of   an  channel covered over by  erosion   of | Herald.  -Cranbrook  this week, as follows: Mother Lode,  lowing morning.  7,268; Rawhide,   6,W1;   Napoleon,  261,- Queen Vict,, 731; others, 68.  See this wide range of new goods tailored in the largest and  best equipped Tailoring Establishment in Canada.  Stetson Hats Von Gol Hats  Fancy Shirts, Hosiery  and Neckwear.  When getting your Sprin'g Toggery, visit the Store which has  the biggest range and newest goods. This brings you to us���  always.  School Attendance For April  In spite of- many cases of bad  colds incident to the changes in the  weather the attendance at Hie  Phoenix Public school for the  month of April shows'a distinct improvement in all three divisions.  Div. II as on many former occasions  proved the Winner of the monthly  attendance banner. Percentages  were Div. I, 92 per cent; Div. II,  94 per cent; Div. Ill, 90 per cent.  The following pupils had perfect  attendance for the month of April.  ' -Div. I. W. Almstrom, E.  Blundell. S, Carson, Kathleen Carson, J. Dermody, Marjorie JElkins,  Annie Hendrickson, Margaret Jar-  ratt, Marjorie McCammon, K.  McKilla. Christie McKinnoo, J.  Owen, Elizabeth Mussatto, W.  Owen, and M. Vezzetti.  Div. II. Enis Abranson, Helen  Elkins, Bessie Eustis, Margaret  Foulkes, Edith Johnson, Essie Johnson, ��� W. Jutila, Martha Jackson,  R. McKinnon, C. McGuigan, D.  Matheson, R. Owen, O. Rowlands,  Helli Roine, and J. Strutzel.  Div. III. A. Almstrom, C.  Beaulieu, Flora Blundell, A. Cat-  terini, O. Docksteader, G. Eustis,  Aq'na Johnson, Ella Johnson, Angelina Mussatto, G. McGuigan, R.  Nakwas, L. Nakvvas, Alice Peterson, Meriana Rukas, Ann Rowland,  C. Stafford, C. Vick, N. Vick, and  W. Williams.  Narrow Escape of Motorists  Few   motoring parties can boast  of so narrow an  escape   as that experienced hy the occupants of Morrin,   Thompson    and    Co.'s   motor  car   on  Sunday    last.      The  party  were returning to Grand Forks after  a.trip to Danville, Washington, and  in attempting the passage of a portion   of a  newly-graded   road,   the  driver, R. J.  Gardner,   allowed the  machine to come nearer the edge of  the  road than  comfort  demanded,  and in  the attempt to remedy matters gave   the wheel   a  sharp turn,  with the result that the car shot to  the  opposite  side of the  road and  over the embankment, turning completely over,   but fortunately  pitching its four occupants clear of serious danger.    J.  E.  Thompson was  the first to recover and went to the  assistance    of  Mr.    Gardner,   who  wsa    found   tightly   grasping   the  steering  wheel   which  had become  detached.       F.   French   of   Hedley  was also stunnejj, but the injuries to  the other occupant,   F. Anderson of  Grand   Forks,   necessitated   the attendance  of a   doctor,   who  found  that   four   of   his   ribs   had   been  broken.    The damage to the car is  not regarded as.serious.  Clothes that Pay!  In Style-Graft  tailored clothes you get  your money's worth in  honest wear and solid  comfort,  and   besides  Hold-up men and sundry other bad  characters will be wise to givu the  Tulanieen district a wide berth, Bob  Pritchard, the well-known local athlete, having recently received the appointment of provincial constable iu  tho. above district. Robert possesses  all the qualifications for his new post.  and if he is only half as successful in  running down-criminals us he is at  hunting, his future career in the force  is assured. He left for Tulanieen city  on Tuesday.  Commennorate Anniversary t  The members of Snowshoe Lodge  Independent Order of Oddfellows,  celebrated the 94th anniversary of  the foundation of their order, on  Sunday last, by assembling in their  lodgeroom and proceeding in a  body to the Methodi.t church,  where services commemorative of  the event were conducted by the  Rev. J. J. Nixon. About sixty  members of the lodge, of which  Walter Rossis the presiding officer,  were in line.  give you an air of distinction which influences  others, and smoothes the  pathway to business and  social success.  We can show you a  Style-Craft Suit or Overcoat  which just suits your personality.     Drop in today and let us prove it;  The establishment of  at Vancouver is certain.  dry-dock HH  '      )  ?&$.   PUONEEE,   PHOENIX,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,.  Concentrates  Rossland has got  a farmer's^ Institute.  An'international naval parade has  been proposed in connection With  the opening of the Panama Canal.  Six large freight rigs arrived in  Quesnel in one day, bringing in  over one hundred and twelve tons  of freight, probably the largest  quantity which ever arrived at one  time.  'At the Coal Creek mines , of the  Crow'* Nest Pass Coal company, a  cave-in occured a few days - ago  which crushed out the lives of two  miners, James McDicken.and Herbert Ash. They were working in  the pit when there was a fall of rock  and coal.  Calgary .will probably establish  ! a municipal foundary, on account of  the excessive price that .the city ��� is  compelled to pay for castings, and  iron work. The undertaking was  favorably considered by the new  industries committe ofthe city council last week.  Sir Stuart Montague Samuel,  Radical member ofthe British Parliament for the Whitecbapel division  of London and a leading banker,  has,been compelled to vacate" his  seat in Parliament because his 'firm  last, year purchased silver for the  Indiar. Government./ "-'.- ".  The new 29-knot ocean-going de-  Canadian Mining: Institute  The fifteenth general meeting of  members, of the western .branch/of  the Canadian Mining Institute will  be opened at ' Rossland, British  Columbia,' on ��� Thursday evening,  May 22nd,- 1913, when routine  business will. be .transacted and  several papers having reference to  the 'mining industry will be read  and discussed.  All   members    of   the   Canadian  Mining   Institute in  good   standing  reading in   western  Canada  or the  neighboring   parts    of   the   United  States are, by   virtue of such membership, also members of the Western branch.      As this will be a joint  meeting     with     members     of   the  Spokane    Local     Section    of    the  American  Institute   of Mining  Engineers,   members   of   this  branch  are earnestly   requested  to co-operate in making it a decided success.  They are cordially  invited  to contribute papers on  matters  relating  to mining or metallurgy to  be read  at the meeting,   notice  of which is  requested by the secretary.  Among, the subjects (or discussion  will be that of accidents in metal  mines, and   in   this   connection it is  Cream  Baking powder  Pupw,   HmmHhfui,   Dependable  Its active principle solely  grape acid and baking  soda. It makes the food  more delicious and wholesome.   The   low priced, low grade  powders put alum or Gme  phosphates in the food.  Ask Your Doctor About That  Mrs. Amy Cook, Noble Grand, j  Mrs. EffleMarshall, Secretary.  /  - j-  %V  _.**��__:    aJl..     '<���  FRATERNAL ORDER  OF /EAGLES  . <-<���    '.  ���^ - "��� i  .  . ."-^.i - ^ *  ~'n ���fa*!** *M��o��nix^A��rle No.'158  '���,-V * " �� - - i- ^~ "      -   -i,^^'   ;   , i.  ���j* wqet&inTJnion'Hall, Friday.TSvenmgB.'  rrJ>  Visiting brothers are always welcome.  tr> . '   Qottmajs- Work, JW. P. '  James Weir, W. Secy.  greet the coming.-of a case of  PHOENIX BEER  ,   J\    WHY? /:' '���';/'  Because the Beer is so .good  and wholesome-.it brings, the  smile.  -V..-, .\r,':" v-'/'. *���'- - '��� - .  -/Si. (v'PHONE,,2>;    ' ���    "���  PHOENIX BREWING CO.,  '<    '��� LIMITED '   ,;..' "i  K. of P. Lodge,  tfo. 2S  Phoenix,  B.C.  Meets Tuesday Evening at 7.30.  Sojourning    brothers   cordially   wel  corned.  J. E. Carter, K. of R. S.  ��ordon Thompson. O. C.  intended to exhibit a pulmotor and  explain its operation and effectiveness. Non-members, will also, be  heartily welcome and an invitation  is extended to them to take part in  the discussions, on the papers submitted.        t ,  r  The'following is the program for  the session:  Thursday evening, the  reading  and   discussion  of papers;  Friday,   visit    to    Rossland   mines  in     daytime,    reading    and     dis-  cussioh of papers in evening; Saturday,   visit  to Consolidated  Mining  and Smelting Company's  smelting  works  and, lead   refinery  at Trail,  followed by asocial evening.  W_I.U1  - PYTHIAN SISTERS  Mountain Temple Lodge No. 17  Meets in Pythian Hall, Lower Town  First and Third Thursdays. ��.        <  Mrs. Mai y McKenzie  '      Mfc.C.  Elizabeth Pope  M.E.C.  �����>  RFCO STEAM LAUNDRY  The machinery in out Laundry has  l ecently been completely over-hauled,  and we are now in a position to give  our pation8 the utmost satisfaction in  all kinds of laundry work at the most  liberal rates.  to:  Wo Can Wash Your Rugs Clean  A Trial Solicited.  Phone SO.   Dominion Ave.  WOOD  First-class  Fir and Tam-  arac Wood, $5.50 per cord  Pine Wood,   $5.00 per cord.  NOTICE is hereby given that meetings of the Provincial Labor Commission will be held at the following  places:���  Pentictbn���TuesdayvMay 6, 10, a.m.  Hedley���Wednesday, May 7, 2 p.m.  Princeton���Thursday, May 8, 8 p.m.  Greenwood���Saturdaj^   May  10, at  2 p.m.'  ..' - < ���      -..   .  Phoenix���Tuesday,' May 13th, 2 p.m.  Grand Forks���Thursday, May loth,  at 8 p.m. _,  Other meetings will be announced  later. ' .   .  The Commission will hear evidence  on all matters affecting labor conditions in the province*    All persons interested are invited to be present." ,"  H. G. Parson, F. R. MoNamara,  Chairman..      '      "   t Secretary. .  stfoyer-Achater, has been delivered  from the .works of Messrs. John  Brown   &   Co..   Glasgow,   and    is  i t n ,  ordered to be> .commissioned by  Commander F. P. Simmons^ with a  Portsmouth crew, for service in the  fourth destroyer flotilla.  One of the largest timber limit  deals: ever negotiated, in British  Columbia was closed recently, when  Lacey, & ��� Co.,' of Chicago, sold  berth "W" on the Lower Lillooet  river to the Deering Plow Co., of  \lolinc: and Chicago, for a. total  approximately $2,100,000.  '   Joseph    MacDonald,   formerly' a  Coeiir'd'Alene mining-f operator  an<_  later superintendent   of the - Tread-  well, Alaska, and brother of Bernard  MacDonald,    formerly  manager of  the Le Roi   mine,   in   Rossland,   is  held without bond to answer for the  murder of N. C.  Jones  in  1902  at   that  owia# to difficulties   with   re:  I Juneau. gard to supplies of American cotton,  Lucky Pat  Although not in the.  business the magnitude of the  operations during the past year of  P. Bums, of Calgary, probably exceeded that of any other individual  in Western Canada. Mr. Burns  sold to various persons and syndicates a total of 2,000 acres within  the city limits of Calgary at an  average of $2,000 an acre, aggregating a total of $4,000,000. The  area formerly comprised a farm he  used for pasturing his stock. With  the growth of the city the farm was  included in the city limits. In recent years the land had been  a. sessed by the civic authorities at  at $3,000 an acre.  The record price obtained for his  holdings illustrates the remarkable  growth of western cities during the  past decade. ��� When Mr. Burns  bought the farm for pasturage purposes years ago he never dreamed  that its value would ever increase at  so fabulous a rate, or that it would  be used in his day otherwise than  a grazing spot for his herd of  cattle.  Fostering1 Cotton Industry  ���Protection for tbe cotton trade of  Lanchire by fostering the supply of  cotton independent of America, was  the, gist . of - Chancellor, Lloyd  George's argument in iritrocucing  in,the House of Commons last week  a resolution permitting the British  Government to guarantee a Sudan  loan of $15,000,000 for the development of cotton-growing along the  Nile.      The   Chancellor    remarked  Fii and Tamarac, double cut,  pei cord, $7.00.  WOOD   DELIVERED  NOTICE.   ������  ON   SHORT  'Phone B32  Shoes that Fit!  We make a specialty of Miners'  Shoes; good fit, nice shape, and  nothing but the beet of stock UBed  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED  NICK PALORCIA,  Knob Hill Ave.        Phoenix, B.C.  Every Woman  U interested and _fcoutd know  tbout th�� wonderftii  MARVEL WhDrling Spray  The new Vtgiiul Syringe.   Best  ���Most convenient,  It claim, j  Gust Johnson  Instantly.      Ask your  druggist r��t'   "  If he  M/.T.VH*. accept no 0* ar.  but send stamp for inusmtad  book���sealed. It giro i full particulars and directions invaluable to ladles.  WINDSOR SUPPLY CC,  Windsor. Oat. General Agents for <  The minerals in paying quantity  have been found within 100 miles of  Le Pas on both sides of the Hudson  Bay Railway and in close proximity  thereto, and that New Manitoba is  sure to see at an early day a rush  for the precious metals similar to  what happened in the Porcupine  district in Northern Ontario, is the  report that the Wright-Bencroft  prospecting party, which went  north last winter, and has just returned.  "The scarlet fever epidemic in  Rossland, which began in June last,  and from which "there were four  deaths and 150 cases, happily has  been brought to an end. The last  patient having now been discharged  from the Isolation hospital. The  epidemic reached its height in .November, 1912, and on the eighteenth  of that month the Isolation hospital was established, and from that  time it waned until now it has  come to an end.  ��  The Assiniboine river is still rising and assuming gigantic proportions;. A two foot rajse during the  night swept away the power house  of the' old Cartwright flour mill  from its foundations. ���- Floating  down the river it lodged against the  highway bridge. The whole valley  is makirigMnto one large lake that  when filled,   is   likely   to  spend  its  arising from the market .being  cornered and thus causing a shortage in England despite abundant  crops, made it necessary to foster  the growth of cotton where it would  be under British control. Egyptian  cotton, he claimed, was better from  the point of view of the manufacturer'and the quality of the goods  obtained from that product, and  also from the point of view-of tbe  workmen, because it' was cleaner  and healthier, to work than was  American cotton. -The resolution  was adopted without division.  fury "on villages and towns south  and east.' A steady rise of one inch  per hour was recorded and there is  no signs of abatement.  Premier Borden - certainly deserves the thanks of a grateful people for putting an end to the senseless and deliberate obstruction indulged in by the Opposition over  the naval contribution. The business of Parliament will now be carried on and the blockers' little game  brought to an abrupt conclusion.  Kindly omit flowers.  tage Line  eavc Phoenix, upper town, 8.45 a.m. )  "      ,      "        lower town,   9.00 a.m.  [Standard Time  Leave Greenwood 3.00p.m. *  PROMPT  ATTENTION  TO  EXPRESS  AND  FREIGHT  Mineral Act.  FonnF.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  NOTICE.  "Belmont Fractional" Mineral Claim, situate  in the Greenwood Mining Division of Yalo district.  Where located:���Greenwood Camp.  TAKE NOTICE, that I, Donald J. Matheson,  agent for Eric E. Jackson, Free Minor's Car.  tlflcato No. 19.806B, tntond sixty days from tbe  date hereof, to apply to tho Mining- Recorder  for ii Certificate of Improvements for tbe  purpose of obtaining a Grown Grant ot the  abovo claim.  And farther take notice that action, under  section 07, must be commenced be.oro the issue  of auch Certificate of Improvements.  I. ntod thi_ 19th day of March,'A.D. UH3.  D. J. MTATHfiSfd>Tf A��tfnt.  Newfoundland possesses 638 miles  of railway lines.  wmsm  OHEBVE����Ali KINDSwmowI  1 It' n the CLEAN EST, SIMPLEST, and BEST ROME  DYE, one can bay���Why you don't ercn liave to  know whet KIND ol Cloth yotrr Goods era made  | of-���So Mlctalres aro Impossible.  Send lor Free Color Cord, Story Booklet, nnd  | Booklet diving results of Dyeing met other colors.  Tbe JOHNSON-RICHARDSON CO,, Limited,  Monti e_l. OstHtda.  DO   YOU  WANT TO  MAKE MORE MONEY  IN placing your Newspaper Advertising,  place the greatest value, on the paper with the  greatest influence on its readers.  Use the medium that is watched for every  week by the people of your community.  ��� Spend the money with the paper that is  read with interest.     It reaches the people and  - you know that you're getting into the homes of  the people you want to reach.  Quality has not yet become popular, but  the day is not far distant when this will be one  of the main features of Newspaper Advertising.  In the meantime business men, who have faith  in quality, are reaping huge returns.  '. lit  Remember first, last, and always, that circulation counts; that quality of service gives  quality in returns. The high priced medium  pays. Like the high priced servant, you will  find money well expended.  ���   m  You  can   make   more  money   by   selling  more goods;   you can sell more goods by advertising in The Phoenix Pioneer, whose constituency is the Boundary district.  The way to test the truth of this statement  is to send us the copy for your ad., right away.  The experience would not be an expensive one,  and "satisfactory results are assured.,  TH  We use the most modern type and machinery money can buy, combined with thorough  workmanship���a combination which enables us  to do the best work at a moderate cost.  Th�� PHOENSX PIONEER  $2.00 per year, in Advance: $2.50 per year, Uni ted States i  91  m*9*2KLJn*M  s_?^3'%fe?v"*- :^.  THE   PIQNEER,    PHOENIX,    BRITISH   COLUMBIA.  ���am  a_aaa  !55M_  "���& fif^t w��m��� Nobly Planned  To Warn, to Comfort and Command'  DR. PIERCE'S     ~  FAVORITE PRESCRIPTION  THE'PHOENIX PIOME��R-  ISSUBD   WEEKLY  vr Phornix, British Columbia  Subscription, 2.00 per year -  2.50 to United States/   ,  G. Kay, Publisher.  as a soothing and strengthening nervine���allay* and subdues nervous excitability  Irritability, nervous exhaustion, and other  distressing symptoms commonly attendant  upon functional and organic diseases ot the  feminine organs. It induces refreshing sleep  and relieves mental anxiety and despondency.  The  "Favorite   Prescription"  is Known everywhere and for over 40 years as  SJ),m2l" v^*^ *?me<��y t��r the diseases of  Kh _...Y?uir.I?alcrln medicines sells it In  JSi��d_?r tabI,it form: ory��u can *end 50 one-  w,n_, .lana,s fot. a Mai b��* of Dr. Pierce's  Favorite Prescription tablets. Address Dr.  Pierce, Invalids' hotel, Buffalo, N. Y.  SSi-KSfS?"- PIc*��_nt PeUeta regulate and invigorate  ���tomacb, liver and bowels.  Sugar boated" tiny gVani&i.  The  Queen's Hotel!  COMPLETELY REFURNISHED   AND   REFITTED        I  ..ADVERTISING SCALE  ppllcalion for Liquor Licence (80 days) ...W.00  iii'li(lu.ito of Improvomont notico (GOdays)87.60  i ppliiaitiun to Purcha .o Land notices (60 days)  ���    $7.50  '���:llii'i<i(.ntCo-owner notico. (00days) ....(10.00  ^wiill Writer Notices (SO dayu)  87.60  All other lcjral udvortl. Inj*, 12 cento a lino,  ������Ingle column, for tho flint inoortion; and 8  ���ont_> a lino for each .ub. equent In .oflioii, non-  ���iiioil tnonsuromont.  Saturday, May 3, 1913  the presence of unmarked sand  banks and rocky shoals, and the  old charts were marked accordingly.  But it must have astonished, the  mariner somewhat to find that he  got no-soundings with his deep sea  lead immediately after experiencing  one of these shocks. It is now gen-'  erally believed that submarine earthquakes are the true cause of these  convulsions. ���. ���  The region referred' to is thai  wherein Atlantis was located, according to the story told by the  Egyptian priests to Plato more thao  twenty centuries ago. Perhaps that  ancient land met its fate in some  great catyclysm of which those  spoken of in the above extract are  only a faint echo. -  We beg to.announce the reopening of the*Queen'.. Hotel.    This  popular hotel has been completely refitted throughout;  everything new and up-to-date. - Large lofty rooms,  heated wilhhot water.   Perfect lire appliances.  Night and Day Service  'Patrons of this hotel will  find in  it all  the comforts of home.  Perfect satisfaction is assured all our guests.     It is  the most centrally located hotel in town.        -   '  Bar Stocked with Best Wines, Liquors, Cigars  Chisholm & Hartman, Props.  I FIRST 8TREET AND KNOB HILL AVENUE  Your Milk Supply  Should come from healthy and vigorous Stock,  'handled in a CLEANLY AND SANITARY  manner    Separated  Cream insures purity and  quality. The Dairy produces both.  THE   DAIRY      J.W.Kannam,>rop.  Come in and See  You will never know how good a Spring Suit you can  get at this store until you come in and see our  Proper Clothes for Men  Style and Quality the Best  Prices to Suit every Pocket book  If you   need Shirts,  Neckwear, Hosiery, Underwear, etc.,  you are sure to find here just what you are looking for.   .  1  Made a Joke of Canada  Nobody knows better than does  Sir Wilfrid Laurier that he has  brought down upon his own head  the acute displeasure of the people  of Canada. He held this country  up to ridicule on the continent of  Europe. He has made a political  football of a great national question  and duty, BAnd in so doing he has  been playing with the fire which is  now destroying him as a political  force in Canada.  The European nations saw in the  proposals ofthe Borden government  to increase the effective naval  forces of the Empire, the shattering  or their dream to oust Britannia for  her long and historic role of "ruling  the waves." With the young cubs  flocking to the side of the old lion,  they faced the situation of not  merely threatening the supremacy  of England on the seas but the  supremacy of a united Empire. And  since Laurier has brought politics  into the thing, the chancelleries of  Europe breathe freely again. They  see that the Canadian cub has grave  doubts of fighting along side -its  mother.  The Laurier who believes in the  ultimate independence of Canada  has succeeded in his nefarous design. He has made of Canada a  laughing stock.. He has> openly  allowed his followers ��� to preach  secession upon- the very floors of  Parliament.       He   has   cheered   re  Is the Prospector Disappearing  A   correspondent   of one   of our  esteemed contemporaries complains  tha,t  for  various   reasons the prospectors in his section of the   West,  east  of the  Rocky   Mountains,   is  becoming an almost extinct species.  The fact that his state has   been   so  throughly gone over and   that  but  little   interest    is   taken   in     "gold  quartz"    mining  are  the  principal  reasons given for this  phenomenon.  On   this  coast   the   contrary    is  rather the case; the opportunities of  Alaska,   British   Columbia,    Washington, (particuarlarly in  the Olympic    mountains),   and   Oregon   are  appreciated  as   never   before,   and  railway's and   other  ways   of  communication are being rapidly   developed with  the  idea of opening up  to exploitation the resources of  the  country, mineral as well  as   others,  and in some cases exclusively.     The  prospector is fully alive to  this   and  it is a dull week that the mail or the  cable does not bring us the news   of  a   find of some sort in this   region  that  is'well   authenticated   and   of  permanent value.     Whatever   may  be the  case  further   east,    on   the  Pacific slope   the   prospector is   decidedly in evidence and has a board-  ening field   opening  before  him.���  Pacific Mining Journal.   -        ��          >JJ  if  Wonderful Nervous Sy��torn  EARLY    INDISCRETIONS^ AND  EXCESSES  HAVE UNDERPIN ED. YOUR SYSTEM  -Tho nervea control all actions of tho body so that anything that debilitates ilicm v.ill weaken all organs of  the system. Early Indiscretion* and Ezceuea have  ruined thousands of promising young men. Unnatural  Drain, sap their vlgonan'd vitality and they never develop  to a proper .onditionof manhood. They remain weaklings, mentally, physically and sexually. How rou fM]?  Are you nervous nnd weak, despondent, and gloomy,  specks before tho eyes with dark circles under them,  weak back, kidneys Irritable, palpitation of tho heart,  bashful, debilitating dreams, Sediment in urine, pimples  on tho face, eyes Gunlcen. hollow cheeks, careworn expression, poor memory, lifeless, distrustful, lack energy  and strength, tired mornings, restless nights, change-  ablo moods, premature decay, bone pains, hair loose, etc.  This u tlie condition our New Method Treatment is  GUARANTEED TO CURE  We havo treated Dlsewes of Men 'for almost a life-  llmo and do   not  have to experiment.   Consult us  FREE OF CHARGE  aud wo will tell you whether you are 'curable or not. |  We guarantee curable cases of  NERVOUS  DEBILITY. VARICOSE VEINS. BLOOD |  AND  SKIN   DISEASES,   GLEET,   BLADDER  URINARY AND KIDNEY COMPLAINTS  Free Booklet on DUoaiea of Men.   If unable to call |  write for  1        QUESTION LIST FOR HOME TREATMENT  Drs . KEN NEDYa KENNEDY  Cor. Michigan Ave. and Griswold St.,   Detroit, Mich.  ^���������^N tflTS_P S"      Art letters'froin Canada must be addressed <J  MUBBr      *'iWB H_H��       to our Canadian Correspondence Depart-  **"*    ^~       *BSBitmmmmmwm     tneut in Windsor, Ont.   If you desire to'  see us personally call at our Medical Institute in Detroit as we see and treat' |  -bo patients  ia our Windsor offices which  are for Correspondence and  laboratory for Canadian business only.   Address all letters ae follows:  DRS. KENNEDY & KENNEDY, Windsor, Ont.  _Write for our private address.  Hotel Brooklyn  The Only First-Class and Up-To-Date  Hotel in Phoenix.     New from cellar  to roof.    Best Sample Rooms in the]  Boundaiy,   Opposite   Great   Northern  Depot.      ���.���."      Modern Bathrooms.  STEAM HEATED.  James Marshall, Prop.  ELECTRIC LIGHTED  Phoenix, B.C.  THOS-   BrOWtl       Men's Wear Exclusively  Cleanliness our Watchword  The product of the local dairies is good, but ours is the best.  Cleanliness is our watchword, and no germ can pass our sentries.  'Our poultry department has increased its supply of eggs. Let us  accommodate you. PHONE F 32  The Phoenix Dairy  W. A. McKay & Sons  Proprietors  ,,      ., A Printer's Thanks  - There is notfiing small about the  printer,   except  perhaps   his    bank  account." A   member   of that   differences to the "Boston Tea Party'*/tm&u;shed  professiori)   a  native  of  and the."Fourth of July."     That is   jndj-(      ;s    another   jnstance    that'  the Laurier who   wants   the   people  proves the ruie. , This   gentleman,  to place him once more in office!    It j in order to/mark his deep: sense of J  is safe to say that should the   Laur-  ierites ever gain power in the future  Canada's part  in    Imperial   defence  or the protection of  her own coasts  will never rise above  the  standard  set by the Niobe and Rainbow.  But the people are unfeignedly  ashamed of Laurier and his tactics.  And they would wish nothing better  than'a chance to express their veiws  at the polls. The ojd guard of independence would   be decimated.   __ __^ . ;  .  The Central Hotel  NEAREST HOTEL TO FAMOUS GRANBY MINES  FIRST-CLASS ACCOMMODATION. FOR   MINERS  Bar Stocked with the Finest Line of Wines, Liquors, Cigars  ���A. O. Johnson    -   -    -    Proprietor  ICE -CREAM PARLOR  We have arranged- for a continuous supply throughout the simimer of the FAMOUS HAZELWOOD  ICE CREAM. Special rates to' parties. Cooling-  soft drinks of varied flavor.  The Delicacy of the Suit, mer Season���  HAZELWOOD ICE CREAM-TRY ONE  KNOB HILL AVENUE  -A Mystery of the Sea  Can any_of the sailormen of Victoria, - asks the Victoria. Colonist,  tell us anything bearing upon the  following very remarkable account  of a region in the mid-Atlantic?  Mariners say that in the midst of  the Atlantic, about where the 25th  meridian west from Greenwich  crosses the equator, there lies a  region of mystery. It is on the  line that ships take from Madeira  to Brazil. Only within the past  half century has !;it been sounded,  and its strange phenomena reported.  One investigator declared that he  saw the sea about half a mile from  his vessel suddenly disturbed. For  about two minutes it boiled up  violently as from a subterranean  spring."  ������";���'���'  Throughout the day there were  observed great patches of discolored  water, which had exactly the appearance of extensive shoals. These  and similar phenomena are frequently observed in this part of the  ocean. OftenJ �� ship reports that  she has experienced a violent shock,  similar to that of a heavy chain  running through the hawser pipes,  and-'the vessel quivers like a leaf in  the wind.  At another time, in smooth water,  a vessel has been known to heel  over suddenly, as if she had run on  a sand bank. Before this part of  the ocean was as thoroughly sound  ed and surveyed, as it is now,  these phenomena were attributed to  gratitude at the miraculous escape  from assasination of the Governor-  General of India, has reduced his  scale of prices 25 per cent. A somewhat similar method of returning  thanks was .actually considered by  the management of the Pioneer on  the defeat-of the reciprocity pact,  but the extraordinary low prices  prevailing in this office ��� made the  suggestion impossible to put into  effect. The boot is on the other  foot in Phoenix and any thanksgiving as far as this camp is concerned should be on the grounds  that it possesses such a live weekly  paper and up-to-date job printing  plant within its bpundaries.  d l. Mcelroy  SOLE AGENTS FOR PRINCETON COAL  . Dealer in Lumber, Shingles, Lath.  and Cedar Poles.      StuJJ Lagg-an.  First-Class Fir & Tamarac Wood.  MOVING MACHINERY OUR SPECIALTY  If Tired of Wood, try Princeton Coal  A New Boundary Editor  G. A. Evans, publisher of the  Grand Forks Suri, announces that  A. M. Mowat, late publisher of the  Nanaimo Daily Herald, will in  future be associated with him in the  publication of the Sun. Mr. Mowat  ���will, in a great measure, have considerable to do with the writing of  our contemporary's editorials, which  invariably in the past have been of  an unusually high standard. The  Pioneer extends its' hearty greetings  to the- Sun oh the advent of Mr.  Mowat into the placid realms ol  Boundary journalism, and hopes  that his association.with that paper  will conduce to an increase of both  its popularity and circulation.  BOOKS AND STATIONERY  Fancy Goods, Dolls and Toys, Kodak Films and  Supplies, Musical Instruments and Supplies, Newspapers, Magazines and Periodicals���School Sundries.  Wallpaper and Decorative Pictures  Cigars, Tobacco and Smokers'Sundries  Endless Variety of Goods Suitable for Presents  All the Latest Newspapers, Magazines  The advocates of conscription in  Great Britain are pointing with  alarm to the extraordinay exodus  of young men from that country to  Canada and ' Australia. Evidently  these alarmists would make people  believe "that the Empire had lost  their services when the need for  them arises. But the lesson of the  Boer war is an unanswerable argument on that score, for were not  the great majority of the "Canadians" who left this country for the  war, born in the British Isles?  FURTHER DROP IN EGGS  New Laid Ranch Eggs, 35c. per doz.;  3 doz. tor $1.00.  New Zealand Fresh Grass Creamery Butter, 40c. per lb.  "Empress" Creamery Butter, 40c. lb.  Choice Breakfast Bacon, 27c. per lb.  Sugar Cured Hams, 25c. per lb.  Pure Leaf Lard, 5lb. Pail, S1.0O.  Ontario Cream Cheese, 25c. per lb.   .  Salt and Smoked Fish  ���       tWBID W      <W��*      'WW'"J      Una  I    BaTB  Wholesale and Retail Butchers and Produce Merchants  PHONE 2  PHOENI, B.C.  ATHESOW  insurance A&ent  FIDELITY BONDS, PLATE GLASS,  COMMISSIONER FOR TAxING  AFFIDAVITS  FIRE, LIFE AND  ACCIDENT  PHOENIX, B-C.  1 . 'X<m  ' ��� v.*,i. $r  ��� /, Vv* I  SfffSiii ���i1. r,  . I It  ���>(    .��_    >     i  '   - J.  TEE   PIOKEER,   PHOENIX.,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.  If!  /  Local and General  ?���*'<-���.  ... t.  in.  i_f/  As creators   of  styles ���as  designers of novelties���asf  masters of the art of fine tailoring  ���the Fit-Reform organization  stands supreme in. the Dominion.  Let   us   show you  the  newest  styles in Fii-Reforpi Suits.      7so  Morrin Thompson,  Phoeaix.  k reformm  '   ^ ���  - <-__3E_a  It:  The Kingr's Hotel  ���'The Pride of the Boundary/'  PHOENIX, B.C.,  *,  A'home in the centre of the. camp;   only  five minutes  walk  from  vthc Granby mines; clean and comfortably furnished rooms;  /     )*/!*   "''    '-   Steam Heated throughotit.  Bar Stocked wit  Y<!>   ..  Finest, Wines, Liquors, Cigars  ^#���C^#^PHONE%/y-V-    '";,;     -    -'   , FINE BATHROOMS  B&& U:   I j/E^McDonald ; -    -.   Proprietoi  183_3tf4^i_S!*K)9,Cr<_!<" !.*���'��,~     I '" ^*       _/��*������ j ��� '. . ��� '��  _T ._  Iff-  Union Store  r^spi  &-  I..  p.  D. OXLEY,  ___ Proprietor  Begs to an��.mc3 that ha has secui*ed the sole agency in Phoenix  for the FracheJJros., well-known Nurserymen of Grand Forks,  and will hereafter carry an assortment of -    -  Cut Flowers, Wreathes and a" "SPd8 House Plants  FINEE8T LINE^OF FRYS' CHOCOLATES, OANDIES, ETC.  EXCELLENT LINE OF OIGARS, PIPES, TOBAOOOS  1  w  K J 6.J4 ~*  ��t^Ux  t j^. _, I _   .    '  l_fj��l IU  i    -  to all B. C  Coast Points  via the  &(��??���  (Jf T  ;av  , > ���/, j  The Difebt  Route  Great Northern Railway  Vancouver, $17.85; Victoria viaSea��io $17.85  AH_____n____HMMHKHHHMB__^_R____H__M_an*i^^  New Westminster, $17.85  DTRECT COlSfNECTIONS AT SPOKANE  For additional information communicate with  J. V. INGRAM, Local Agent.  Church ���  Services  IF.'  &4.      '  ,t_t^   '  _#j#"f"  St. Andiew's Pi es. by tei ian chuich���  The seivice in the above chinch, tomonow, May 1th, will take place at  11 a.m. A coidial welcome. Rev. J,  K. Munro.  Methodist Chuich���Sunday school  and Bible class, 2 30 p.m.; evening ser-  m> 7'1; in P ��� r i m ' i_, T'jn) >..  u.tj e\filing, at i. 1j pv.in. K.v. J. J.  Nixon.  St. John's Chinch���Sundavs: Holy  Con. munion, ba m ; Matms, 10.30 a.m.;  Holy Communion and sernion, 11 a.m.;  Siinday school, 3 p.iu,; Evening ser-  vice< 7 30.    Week  days: Matins, 7.30;  '  Evensong,    0 30.    Wednesday,   Holy  * Communion, ��.i.m.  T  The" state'd services in the Catholic  ���church are as follows: First and thud  ISundftVfct in* fc^e mouth Mass at 10  ft,lii., 'Sunday School ,it 2.30 pin.;  JSvemtttf SpVvico at 7.30 j) m Kev.  rFatUci Uhoiut-1, j��a��?t..i.  Tennis Club rFormed  The local tennis  enthusiasts have  decided to proceed   with   the   formation   of a   club. At Saturday's,  meeting   the recommendation of the  committee to   establish   a court   on  the old ore dump of the  Idahp mine  was adopted.      The ground is quite  level, and all that is required is a few  carloads   of dirt and clay,   of which  there is abundance within convenient reach.    The secretary  pro   tern  is ��. E.   Barnes and already he reports a prospective membership  of  thirty-five, including about a dozen  of the fair  sev.    The  fee for mem-  ���bership has been   fixed  at $5, while  that foi   ladies  is   two  dollars less.  The   ground   is expected   to   be  in  rciuiness m about a foitmghl.  Mibs M." McDonald spept Monday  visiting friends in Grand Fovk8.  Misa Margaret Schumacher arrived  in the city this week from Spokane.  Born���At Phoenix, on Monday,  April 28. to Mr. and Mrs. H. Nell, a  -ton.  .Miss Etta Murray is the guest of  her sister, Mrs. Thos. McElroy of  Spokane.  Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Cole were visiting friends   in  Grand  Forks on Wed  liesdav.  Ml and Mrs. H. l^aing left on  W. li.esday to take up their residence  ou tiu* coast.  Mrs. V. J. Ingram returned home on  Tuesday from a few days' visit to  friends in Nelson. ,  -MissEmily Larsen returned-to the  city on Monday after v. -o_t visit to  friends in Spokane.  Wm. Pickard left for his home in  Vancouver, on Tuesday,'after a visit  of a few days in town.  Tony Turano, joint proprietor of the  Dominion hotel, paid a short visit to  Grand Forks this-week.  Porridge is reported tp be disappearing irom Scotland. It also disappears  every morning in Phoenix.  Elmer and Letha Johnson, children  of Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, are visiting  reJatives at Northport, Wash.  Jeff Davis, the well-known businessman of Grand. Forks, was a guest at  the Brooklyn hotel on Wednesday.  ��� "Wanted, at once; a nmn with slight  knowledge of theatricals; must possess  -a steam fog horn voice.     Apply this  office.  Page Boyles,- diamond drill expert,  paid a short visit to'Phoenix recently,  leaving for his Spokane headquarters  on Monday.  Axel Strand left with his family on  Friday morning for Alberta, where  they are to take up their future residence on a ranch.  Mr. and,Mrs. ��J. Hartman were tho  guests of the latter's sister, Mrs. Quin-  livan of Grand Forks on Thursday and  Friday of this week. .  ,  The usual half holiday in all the  local stores will ooinmeuco on Wednesday next, May 7th, and' continue  throughout the summer. -,  F.'.A. Irwin, of Grand Forks, arrived in, town 'on Tuesday to All the  billet recently vacated by J. T. Hajv;  thorn on the local banic staff. ,,.*���.    .  Mrs/Alex. McDowall, whose illness  necessitated the temporary closing of  the school at Columbia gardens, left  on Monday to resume her,duties.      7  Wm. Murray, who has been recuperating for the past six weeks in Spokane, returned home recently consider-  ibly benefited by his vacation.     "   -  There is absolutely no foundation  for the report that Jos. Thompson,  formerly of Phoenix, is slated for the  office of mayor of Tulameen city.  M. Neugebauej., who recently disposed of his Phoenix property to Geo.  Evans, left on Wednesday, accompanied by Mrs. Neugebauer and children for Spokane.  Tuesday, May 6th, the local lodge of  Knights of Pythias will confer their  first degree rank on a candidate. All  resident members of- the order are requested to take notice.  John McMaster, for many years proprietor of the Sling's hotel, arrived in  town on Thursday from Newport  Beach, on Howe Sound, where he has  recently erected a fine hotel.  Wm. MoKav is again on his ranch,  near Danville, pruning up the orchard  and praying for warm weather. The  first of the season's cherries to arrive  in Phoenix generally come from the  McKay ranch:  J. T. Hawthorn, who tendered,bis  resignation from the staff of the local  Bank of Commerce, some time ago,  terminated his services on Wednesday,  April 30th, preparatory to his early  departure foi* "Vancouver.  v Thursday, being Ascension . Day,  there was an early morning celebration of Holy Communion at St. John's  chiu'ch, the Rector afterwards entertaining the members of the Woman's  Auxiliary to breakfast at the Brooklyn  hotel.  W. B. Marks, whose dancing class  closed last week, left on Wednesday  | for the Tulameen district, for the purpose of carrying out his usual annual  assessment on several promising mining Claims he possesses in that coming  mining centre.  Geo. Mattocks, who ia walking  around with his chest expanded like a  dragoon, is busy these last few days  receiving the congratulations of his  numerous friends on the advent into  his family circle of a sturdy young  Conservative on Thursday, May 1.  Lawrence McElroy made a somewhat hurried exit from town on Monday last, being called to the bedside of  his mother who lies seriously ill at  Areola, Sank. The telegram containing the news reached him at 10.30 and  one hour later Lawrence was aboard  th'3 train.  For Sale���Four-roomed house and  lot, situate on Spion Kop; furnished;  good well  about ton feet from house;  of  sufficient furniture for two families.  If you are looking for a bargain this  will be-worth investigating. Will sell  very cheap. For particulars apply  Pioneer office.  Mrs, J. F. Smith and children wex^e  passengers on Wednesday morning's  train bound for the home of Mrs.  Smith in Michigan. Mr. Smith, whoso  health has been considerably benefited  by a sojourn of a. few weeks in the  sunuj south, will take up his residence in Grand Folks.  J. -M. Rudd, Most Worshipful  Grand Master of the Grand Lodge,  Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons,  British Columbia, arrived in the city  on Wednesday and honored King Ed-  vvai a lodge with an official visit. The  dioi iiiginshed visitor was later entertained at a banquet and the following  morning left for the Similkameen. Mr.  Rudd hails from Nanaimo.  ��� W. Campbell returned to town on  Tuesday from a visit to his sister at  Penticton. Just before he left the  latter place, the electric light from  the new power house was turned on  and Penticton made another stride  forward in the march of progress  Mr. Campbell was also surprised at the  extensive building operations that  were going on, many of the structures  being largely composed of cement.  The local lodge of Knights  Pythias are making preparations for  one of their popular "evenings "at  home,'' to take "place on Thursday,  May *8th. Invitations to the ladies to  prepare baskets, or rather their contents, have already been mailed, and  the program is to include a whist  drive and dance. All resident and  visiting Knights of Pythias and  Pythian Sisters are requested to be  present. - -  The program of the concert in aid  of the funds of the Methodist church,  .which is to take place on May 15th  in the opera house, promises to be an  exceptionally interesting one. In addition to a number of vocal, recitative  and violin numbers, .the members of  the city band have generously proffered their - services, while the two  sketches, "Restraining Jotbau" and  '"Way Down East," for which the  rehearsals are now proceeding, are  guaranteed to provoko the mirth of  the proverbial Spanish catv  Father J. Meissner, O.M.I., D.D., of  Fernie, terminated his short visit to  Phoenix, on Wednesday, leaving for  Grand Forks on the morning train.  The reverend visitor is gifted with an  extraordinary command of numerous  European languages, and chiefly on  this account his services were requisitioned by 'Father Choinel and other  priests throughout the province whose  parishioners numbered among them a  strong sprinkling of foreign population. Speaking of affairs on the  Crow's Nest coal fields, Father Meissner stated that he thought there was  a much easier feeling in Fernie, the  relations between the mine management and employers having considerably improved.  ANNOUNCEMENT  THIS SHOULD PROVE OF EXCEPTIONAL  INTEREST TO YOU  The Canadian Home Investment Company, Ltd., the oldest and  largest h��me purchasing contract company in Canada has appointed a ren-  S agenUnffienix, who will be pleased to explain the many advantages  of the company's time-tried plan. _*.:�����.  The company is making loans from coast to coast in Canada to its  contract holders at but  5%  AGENCY TO BE ESTABLISHED IN THIS CITY  Importance   of Phoenix   Being:  Rapidly Recognised throughout the Dominion.  A significant recognition of the importance of Phoenix in the eyes of  men of affairs is the announcement  from the head office of the Canadian  Home Investment Compuny, Ltd., of  Vancouver, that this city is to have,  a resident agent.  The .Canadian Home Investment  Company, Ltd., is the oldest and largest company of its kind in Canada,  maintaining thirty branches from  Halifax to ^ctoria. Its authorized  capital is $1,100,000,. while its assets  are in excess of $460,000. The directors ofthe company aie J. R. Seymour, president; A. McKechnie, vice-  president and general manager; Lieut.-  Colonel Duff-Stuart, second vice-  president; Dr. R. E. McKechnie, third  vice-president; and J. J. BanflcldV O.  Donnelly, who has received the appointment as agent in Phoenix, is a  guest at the Brooklyn hotel,.and will  be pleased to furnish all inquirers with  pa'rticuiars of the company's aims and  objects.   '���. ���-+���   Appointed Agent at Grand Forks  Jos. Ingram, local agent of the  Great Northern Railway company,  recently received the pleasing news  of his appointment to the important  Victoria  10    *  per annum (  TO'BUY OR BUILD HOMES OR  TO PAY OFF MORTGAGES AT HIGHER RATES;  The C H. I. C. Plan is the most practical and convenient method of  acquiring your own home.    We loan you the money and you pay it back m   .  small monthly payments. ,'      , .  INVESTIGATE T O DAY  C. Donnelly, Resident Agent,  Phoenix, B. C.  THE -   /    ,  CANADIAN HOME INVESTMENT COMPANY  LIMITED  "Canada's "Old Reliable"  Head Office    Pacific Bldg     Second Floor  VANCOUVER, B.C.  Thirty Branches in Canada  DOCTOR THE CAUSE  NOT THE EFFECT  If vou are afflicted with boils,_pimples, scrofula, salt  rheum, eczema, or any other indication of impure blood, don't  waste time and money in external remedies for the treatment of  these symptoms.  VOU CAN AVOID ALL THESE THINGS  BY TAKING NYALS' BLOOD  PURIFIER  Sometimes there are no outward symptoms of impure  blood", but instead there is a feeling of'langour, a rundown  listless condition, loss of appetite,���showing that the organs and  tissues of the body are not being nournished as they should be.  The use of Nyal's Blood Purifier is followed by the  most pleasing results. The boils heal up and disappear; the  skin becomes soft and smooth again, instead of harsh and  scaly, or pimpled. The liver is stimulated, the blood enriched,  and soon the whole system feels the beneficial eftect of this  excellent remedy.   '    v.  i'fi  Phoenix Drug Company  'PJibne 16. .        T. S. Quance, Manager  ,-__��j  Deane Hotel  J. K. MECREDY, Pkop.  TABLE D'HOTE DINNER  SUNDAY MIGHT, MAY 4  1 MENU   SOUP  Consomme Royal  FI8H  Tenderloin of Sole, Tartar Sauce  Salmon Croquettes with  Sauce Maitre D'Hotel  BOILED       N  Chicken with Parsley Sauce  Ox Tongue, Tomato Sauce  ENTREES  Sugar Cured Hams, Champagne Sauce  Breaded Veal Chops, Hunter Style  Calves Brains'Scrambled on Toast  Orange Crystallized, Whipped Cream  ROASTS  Prime Ribs of Beef, Au Jus  Suckling Pig and Apple Sauce  Stuffed Young Chicken, Oyster Sauce  Leg of Veal, Currant Jelly  ~ SALAD  Pommea D'terre Allemande  VEGETABLES  Steamed-Mashed and French.Fried  Potatoes  French Creamed Peas  DE88BRT  English Plum Pudding Brandy Sauce  Ice Cream Nut Sundei  Assorted Ties and Cakes  A. C. SPRAGGINS, CHEF.  TRAN8IENT QUESTS, 80c.  A Narrow Escape   ,  An alarming accident occurred to  the   evening    train    recently    from  After   leaving  Duncan  Tyec  Siding   a tree . fell  and   near  post   of   agent   at   Grand    Forks. .  Pending the arrival of W, X. Per- across ,one of the coaches which it  kins, who is; expected to return to shattered badly. Two of the  his former position  here,  the work passengers,       Miss.       Gwendelyn,  - * -     > _ !_______.   _i ***     T>     T2_3__��*r_-\f P_-\*fc    nnn  at the depot will be in charge of  a relief agent, who arrived on Thursday. During the few months that  Mr. Ingram has presided, over the  affairs of the company in Phoenix,  his unfailing courtesy arid strict attention to the waiit.'r- of the- company's patrons have been duly noted  and much appreciated.  daughter of C. P. Beevor Potts, and  Miss Beech, daughter of the well-  known contractor of Nanaimo, and  who were returning from school at  Duncan, were in the damaged car  and had to be lifted out through the  roof. Despite their narrow escape  from death, the girls escaped without  serious injuries.  SYNOPSIS OF COAL .  MINING REGULATIONS  Coal mining rights of the Dominion,  in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Noi t h-  west Territories and in a portion of the  Province of British Columbia, may be  leased for a term of twenty-one years  at an annual rental of $1 an acre. .Not  more than 2,660 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 tbe rights applied for are ��� situ-.  Tn "surveyed territory the land^ro ust.  be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsur-  veyed territory the tract applied for  8hairbe staked out by the applicant  himself. ,  Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $6 which will be re-  fundeiTif 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 Ave  cents per ton. .      \-   ���  The person operating the mine snail  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 miniug  rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available  surface rights may be ..considered  necessary for the working of the nunc  at the rate of $10.00 an acre. _  For full information i application  should be mu.de to the Secretary of the  Department of the Interior, Ottawa,  or to any.Agent or Sub-Agent of Do-.  Lands*.  \V. W. CORY,  Denuty Minister of the Interior.  jg-.B.���trnauthorizcd   publication   of  this advertisement will not be paid for.  minion Lan  Died at Spokane  The death ot Thos. Kelly, a former employee ofthe South Kootenay Water Power - company,  occurred on Sunday, April 27th, at  the Sacred Heart hospital, Spokane,  to which institution he was removed last November; suffering from  injuries received by falling from a  pole while engaged in repairing the  high tension wires near the Rawhide mine. From the very first  little or no hope was held out for  his recovery, the principle injury  being to the spine, which it is reported was broken. The remains  wen; shipped to Grand Forks where  the funeral took place  on Tuesday.

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