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 Boundary Mines Sent  Out 390,000 Tons of  Ore in J90J, *�� &  #  Phoenix is the Centre  and Leading Mining  Gamp of Boundary,  Devoted to the Interests of the Boundary Mining District.  Vol. III.  PHOENIX, BRITISH COLUMBIA, SATURDAY, MAY 24, 1902:  No  28.  u.  ly-m  THE MG STORE  a  S i>M  Don't OverlooK the  $10.00  Saleo/  ���*���,?  Phoenix.  Greenwood.  Grand Forks  Sandon.  i  M0RRIN,TH0MPS0N&C0.  What to Eat  A most trying aud troublesome question at this time of the  season, isn't it. Especially in a mining camp where it is  liard to obtain table luxuries and delicacies such as one has  a craving for.     However  This has been  ^ a  *. -  ��� to a great extent, inasmuch as we have  made it our policy to give our customers the very best of  e\ery thing in the Grocery line���and take care to have it  fresh.  Keep an Eye Open  For our shipments of ���Fresh Groceries, Fruit, Vegetables  and all Delicacies in Season. We are sure we can ''Drive  That Care Away," and convince you that we keep our  minds upon the question of "What You Will Eat."  \ Fresh Vegetables and Fruits  Standard Groceries and Canned Goods.  Our Supply is constantly beng replenished with Fiesh Goods of  such Standard makes as the Tartan Brand .Canned Goods, Blue  ���"' Ribbon, Ceylon and other brands of Teas, etc. California, Walla  \ Walla and Home Fruits and Vegetables; Best of Butter and Eggs.  POST OFFICE STORE  THEY MEAN  BUSINESS  Big Ollalla Co. is Not a Fake  Concern.  ItCKED BY MEN OF HIGH STANDING  President Brewer Tells the Pioneer of Ihe  Plans of Ibe Concern- Experts to Put a  Million In Dtvelopmcit.  William J.'.-Brewer, of. New York  City, president of the Olliilla Coppei  Mining & Smelting Co., was a visitoi  in the city, this week Wednesday, and  in view of the criticisms that have appeared in the coast papers of the  methods of the company, Mr. Brewei  consented lo give the Pioneer man tlu-  facts in the case. I* makes-an interesting storv, and in consideration of the  fact that Mr. Brewer is himself a man  of no little prominence, and has associated with him in the enterprise men  of even more prominence* with ample  capilal to carry but all undertakings, ii  is of much i.nportance to the'-.develop-1  st copper propositions in this province,  md we are proceeding at once to work  it for all that it is worth,"  Mr. Brewer visited the Granby and  Mother Lode smelters, and was also  ���Jiown through the Granby mines in  this camp, hefo'e he left for the company's holdings.   . ���.������  Sunday Mining Work.  Some months ago the Granby Co.  gave up Sunday work almost entirely,  but when the ore shipments were increased from 750 to 1,500 tons per'  day, it was necessary to iuii seven days  in the week to do this to advantage.  It is iiot the intention, however, to  o-iernte all the time on Sundays. Last  Sunday there were only about 200 men  employed, and it is expected befoie a  great while to be able to get out the  quota of ore"without Sunday work of  any kind.  Pesij'Milofl Was Accepted.  A special meeting of the Kootenay  presbytery was held in Phoenix last  Tuesday,'to consider?; the resignation  of Rev. John M; Millar, M. A.; of the  Phoenix Presbyterian.'church.-. The  ministers present were Dr. Wiight, of  Nelson; Dr. McKae of Greenwood;  Rev. J. Robertson, of Grand Forks,  and Rev, J. A. G.-Colder, of Columbia. A. P. McKenzie-ijiid J. A. Patterson were the local lay delegates. After  men; of southern   British. Columbia,   duly considering the special matter  in  hand,'the-presbytery decided to accept  Mr. Millar's resignation, to take effeel  GREENWOOD  CELEBRATION  Boundary Mining; Notes.  Gala Time to be Held There  Today.  FULL   I'KOGHAMME,  AS  PUBLISHED  Special Train Will Take Large Numbers from  Cascade, (irand Fork*, liliolt, Phoenix���  - Midway Is Also Cclrbrailng.  -Si,  Mr. Brewer is a |aw partner of Judge  A. VanNess, of the New York judiciary, and while not a practical mining  man himself, has made a study of copper for a number of years. In fact, he  has wiiiten a work called the "History  of Copper.''  The Ollalla Co. was recently incorporated in the east with a capital  of $8,000,000, in $25 shares. They  have acqujred several groups uf mosi  promising mineral claims in the Ollalla section of the eastern Smilkameen,  including a townsite, etc. A prominent  firm of brokers.in New York vis placing the: stock fp/ thenf,'such" of it is as  for sale, and in doing so has advertised  extensively.  Thusfar,thecompany,or itspredeces-  ors whom.it bought out, have exjiend-  ed between $50,000 and $75,000 in  the development of the.properties, and  is now mapping out an extensive system of exploration. It is the expectation to spend in the neighborhood ol  a million dollars on the properties in  this development. From their investigations the managment believes thai  they have one of the best5 groups ol  copper properties in the Similkameen,  and they propose to operate it thoroughly and systematically.  Such mining engineers as Wayne  Darlington have reported most favorably on the properties, that gentleman  now having been retained as consulting engineer for the company.  Mr. Brewer left Wednesday with a  team for Ollalla, where he expects to  meet W. C. McDougall, the general  manager of the company, the propertie.*--  haviiig been acquired from Mr. McDougall and J. Ii. McArthur. Aftei  spending a few cjays a,t the mines, he  wil|-proceed, immediately to New York,  and on his recommendations the directors will arrangea plan of development,  installing machinery, etc.  Offers to Build Railway.  Recently, the company made a proposition for the building of the Coast-  Kootenay railway, but the government  would not listen to this, it is believed  for political reasons, and gave tin  Ollalla Co. no satisfaction whatever.  Mr. Brewer says that his company is  prepared to put up a cash forfeit, as u  guarantee of good faith, and goon with  the work. In any event the company  expects to build its own short line, to  feed the smelter, which it fully intends  to erect as soon as the tonnage can be  provided for it. This has been definitely decided upon.  Not a "Wlld-Cai" Scheme.  Referring to the criticisms that have  been made of the company's methods  of flotation, Mr. Brewer said :  "I know personally that ihe gentlemen connected with the Ollalla Co.  would not be connected with a proposition that was not straight and above  board. I myself have put many thousands of dollars into it already, and tin  other officers have done the same. 1  it was a "wild cat" concern, do yon  think we would be selling shares ai  $12.50 each? l^[o, sir; we mean business, and we shall do our mining in a  business like manner. We honest Is  believe that we have one of the great-  the first Sunday in June, but expressed  its regret. Mr. Millar- will preach two  more Sundays. His successor has not  yet been selected. Dr. McRae .was  appointed moderator, and Rev. Ba  of Trail, secretary.  GOING TO THE  ANTIPODES  i.-.:  D.H.Duncansw Sfarts Jtine 1st  for South Pacific.  WILL BUILD A CABLE SI ATION THERE  Well Known Mine Superintendent of Phoenix  Has Accepted a Position Nearly Five  Thousand Miles Away.  D. H. Duncanson, until recently  superintendent of the Golden Crown  mine, near here, has accepted a position with the Pacific Construction Co.,  who have a contract for the building  of a cable station for the British government on the new line to connect  Canada with Australia. This station  is to be located at Fanning island, a  desolate reef in the South Pacific  ocean, nine miles loi.g by four miles  wide. The island is 1,080 miles south  of Honolulu, 4,400 miles from Vancouver, and 4,185 miles from Sydney,  Australia.  Mr. Duncanson will have charge of  the expenditure of about $120,000 at  Fanning island, which which will be  put into buildings, buoys, etc., .'n connection with the cable system. The  place is a coral island, and the buildings will be built of coral, co\-ered with  cement, and will be fireproof. He  will have 40 men employed in the  construction.  Early in June Mr.'Duncanson will  go direct to San Francisco, and will  proceed by sailing vessel with a full  cargo of supplies for his destination.  He expects to be on the island about  six months, or till the first of nest  January, when the work should Ik  completed, Mrs. Duncanson will go  with him.  Mr. Duncanson has been in the employ .of the Pacific Construction' Co.  before this, having had charge of several large contracts for that company,  before coming to the Boundary country, some four years ago. He anticipates returning to this section when  this contract is completed. His many  friends will regret to see him leavt  camp, where he has successively been  employed by the War Eagle, the  Brooklyn and the Golden Crown mine  owners.   Monday the May assizes were ex  pected to be held at Greenwood, bin  on account of the non-arrival of the  judge, were postponed for a few days  John Hartman, formerly proprietoi  of a hotel in Deadwood camp, has  leased the bar of the Stemwinder  Hotel for a term of one year from C.  H. Mullen.  Greenwood will be en fete today,  and great preparations have been made  for the celebration of Victoiia .Day. in  that place. The C. P. R. will run a  special train from Cascade, Grand  Forks, Eholt and Phoenix, which will  lun through to Midway..' The��� trisin  will leave Phoenix at 8 a. 111. and is  scheduled to reach Phoenix on the return trip at 10.30 p. in. In addition  to this there will also be a large number who will go down the hill in special  rigs, horses, etc. While the greatest  attraction is at Greenwood, some will  also go on down to Midway to enjoy a  day's outing and incidentally take in  tbe sports ptovided there.  The full programme, as arranged at  Greenwood, is as follows :  .-MARSHALS OF TDK   DAV.  Mayor Naden, H. F. Mytton and  W. M. Law. ,  8.30 a. tn.���Citizens and Greenwood  Citizen's Band will leave corner of  Greenwood and Copper streets to  meet exclusion train arriving at 9.10  a. 111.   ,  9.30 A. M.���HORSE RACING AT THE  RACE TRACK.  Half Mile, free for all, best  two in  three, is; prize,$60; 2nd prize, $30.  600 Yard   Dash���1st prize, $40;  2nd  prize, $20,, .  Saddle^-Hoi-se,J*.ace^HalfrMile'^Ojvn-  ers tip; silver' trophy valued afj^d'.  Pony Race, Half Mile���1st prize, $30;  2nd prize, $15.  Ladies  Race,   600   Yards���ist   prize  $15 ;   2nd prize, $10  Winners of free for all and 000 yard  ilasli haired in other races. Entrance  fee 1(1 per emit first prize. Three horses  to enter or no second money  Starter, .'nines Sutherland; Judges,  C. 11. Kair, .James MeCrealh and A.  Cameron.  11.00 a. M.  100 Yard Dash���lime  allowance   11  seconds.    1st prize, $20;   2nd prize,  $10.  220 Yard Dash���Time allowance 26  sees. 1st prize $15; 2nd prize, $S.  50 Yard Boys' Race���Under 14 years.  1st prize, $3; 2nd prize, $2.  50 Yard Girls' Race���Under 14 years.  1st prize valued at $5;  2nd  prize,  valued ai $3.      '  100 Yards Boys' Race���Over 14.years  1st prize, $4.00; 2nd prize,:$2.  100 Yards Girls' Race���Over 14 years.  1st. prize valued'at $5;   2nd prize,  valued at $3.  ON COPPER STREET.  '/�� Mile Bicycle Race���1st prize, $to;  2nd prize. $5.  % Mile. Bicycle Race���-16 years and  under.    1 st prize, $5; 2nd prize, $3.  ON" CORNER OK GREENWOOD AND DF.AD-  The California, near Republic, will  shortly begin shipping ore to the Granby  smelter. ...:..  Shipments are expected to be resumed from the No. 7 mine, to the Greenwood smelter, after the first of the  month.-.'  A large force of men continues at  woik completing the changes at the  Sunset smelter.  The Butcher Boy, one of the best  known properties up the West Fork,.'is  being examined by eastern capitalists,  with a view to purchasing. It adjoins  the Cainii. '  Assay returns from average samples  weighing about half a dozen pounds of  the new strike of ore recently made  in the west drift on the 300-ft. level'of  the No. 7 mine, in Central campi  show values in gold nearly $6,; silver  30 ozs and copper 1.30 per cent,, or  about $23.00 in all.   ,  A. A. Munroe and associates, ofthe  Montreal-Boston Copper Co., owning  tha Sunset mine and smelter, have  secured a nine months' working bond  on the Riverside claim, up the West  Fork, near Rock creek, The property  is said to have over 1,500 tons of ore  blocked out, and two cars shipped  have netted $31 and $41 per ton,  respectively.  At last week's meeting of the Greenwood city councilthe tax rate for this  year was fixed at 22 mills on the dollar,  12 mills being for ordinary taxation,  and 10 mills to provide interest and  sinking fund for the bonded indedted-  ness.  The V. V.& E. and the Hot Air  railway grades both suffered severely  from the recent inundations from high  water in the Kettle river. Road bed,  steel and all were washed out on both  lines not far from Grand Forks.  6,539 FEET IN  FOUR YEARS  Development   Record   of   the  Knob Hi/I Mine.  HAS   SHIPPED  OVER  2I2.WJ  TONS  First Work on Property Done Exaelly Four  Vears Ago Thursday���2,918,728 Cubic  Feet of around Taken out.  NEW HOIST  IS RUNNING  ATHLETIC SPORTS.  ���Time  allowance  svoon STREETS..  Putting 16 lb. shot in seven ft. ring,  1st prize, $15;   2nd prize,.$7.  ON CORNER OK GREENWOOD AND COP  PER STREETS.  Hill Climbing Contest to top of Jubilee Mountain, and circle aiound  post placed theie. Winner hold.*  trophy piescnted by L. Ii. Hodge,  Esq., for one year. Any man winning the race three times, become.*  the owner of the trophy, ist piize.  medal presented by Gen. Miller;  2nd prize, medal presented by W.  ]'*. Anderson.  Sinner���K. G. Warren.    Judge���Cieo.  D.aighertv.  1.30 1*. M.���firemen's   tournament.  Hub and Hub Race���Stripped Carts,  150 yards, 1st prize, $125; 2nd  prize, $50.  Wet Test Race���Carls to carry 200 ft.  of Hose, 100 yards to  hydrant,  lay  150 It. hose and get water; ist nrize,  $125;   2nd prize, $.so.  Ki'feiei", A. W. Stiiekhnil.    Judges:  Cliu* IYuisIi'. nozzle :   \V. M. Law, 35 ft.  line;   I). A. Mackenzie; ami D. A. Ban-  nerniaii, starter; G. Miller, time-keeper.  .Starter, KutrlilFe.  3.30 p. 111., Base Ball Match at Athletic grounds- If two outside competing teams, prize $100. If less,  prize $75.  7.30 p. in., Corner of Government and  Greenwood   streets,  Tin' of War���  At the Olcf Ironsides ;No: 2  :    'Shaft.;  IS A m HORSE  POWEB  MACHINE  Weighs 31,000 Pounds, and nag a Capacity ol  Lifting 6,000 ponada at the Rate of 490  Feet per Minute.  Last Saturday the long looked for  hoist ordered for the No. 2 shaft of  the Old Ironsides mine, arrived, and  this week the Granby Co.'s workmen  have been busy in getting the machine  ready for business.' Yesterday it was  started for the first time, and is working in good shape.  The machine is known as a double  cylinder, 12x18, friction drum hoisting engine, of the standard Jenckes  and Bacon type. It has a guaranteed  capacity of lifting a weight of 6,000  lbs- at a speed of 400 feet per minute.  It is fitted with a Lane friction clutch,  with cut gear and rawhide pinion. The  drum is 60 inches in diamaier and 48  inch face, being grooved for 1 }���& inch  cable. The shipping weight of the  machine was 31,000 pounds.  This will give the Granby Co. a  greatly increased capacity for hoisting,  something that was much needed in  the No. 2  shaft.  Four years ago last Thursday (May  22, 1898), the first work was done on  the Knob Hill mine in this camp, and  two feet of snow had to be shovelled  away in the timber to start the long  tunnel, under directions of W. Yolen  Williams, the 'superintendent. From  that day to this there has never been a  letup in the work, and every time a  round of holes was blasted a larger  ore body was shown up, there being  more ore in sight in the mine today  than ever before, notwithstanding the  many thousands of.tons that have been  shipped from the prop.-rty.   ;-.''';.:  In the four years, or up  to May t,  1902, the footage of work done in the  Knob Hill workings reaches the total  of 6,539 feet, of which 1,213 feet ,vere  sinking and  raising, and 5,326   feet  were drifting  and  ciosscutting,     In  the same time 2,918,728 cubic feet of  ground were removed, and   the  mine  has shipped 212,712 tons of ore to the  company's smelter at Grand Forks. .  ,,' For two years and a half after development work  was  started,  the work  was all done by hand, that is, up to  October 4, 1900,   when  the   10  drill  Rand duplex  air  compressor  started  work al the mine. . ,A.6jc8   hoist was  also installed in the^'inzej.which oper-. -.  ates from the -soo-foot, level.v >       " ? ~  The above record is ohe   that \no'v  other mine in  the. province,  it is believed, can duplicate, and which Supt.  Williams can  point to with  no  little  Dride.  M. H. McQuarrie, whose brother  was killed a short time ago in the shaft  of the Golden Crown miiiF, and who  100k the remains back to Nova Scotia  for burial, returned to Phoenix Thurs-  dav.  Error of a Cypher or Two.  In last week's report of the article  by Dr. Ladoux on mining in the Boundary, which was prepared by that gentleman for the Canadian Mining Institute, the following appeared :  "The average ore of the best developed Boundary mine, showing nearly  500,000 tons in sight, is said to contain 38 per cent silica, 16 per cent, of  oxide of iron, 15 per cent, of lime,  and about $y2 per cent, sulpher, copper 1.8 per cent., besides gold and  silver."  As this evidently referred to the  Granby mines, in this camp, the figures 500,000 tons are manifestly an  error, for there is more ore than that  blocked out in one mine here. It  should probably have read 5,000,000  tons, and then it would have been well  within the mark. Recent developments have proved that, stupendous  as these figures appear, they are not in  the least exaggerations.  G. E. McCarter, late ol the Grand  Forks Gazette, which he sold out last  week to the News, had a column interview In the Rossland World las-  Saturday, in which he took particular  pains to'"knock" Giand Forks and.  many of its citizens. It is needless to  say that he is leaving the country for  good.  Pine Photographs.  Wadds Bros, wish to announce that  their studio in Maitin block will ie-  main open until alter Sunday, May  25th. All who wish to obtain some-  real high class photos should nut fail  lo take advantage oi this their last  oppoi (unity. Wadds I'ros. regret they  will be unable to again visit I'Jioenix  this season. 0|��en SuixLv fiom 9 a.  m. till 4 p. 111.  BOUNDARY ORE SHIPMENTS.  The following table gives the ore shipments of Boundary mines tor 1900  for 1902, as reported to the Phoeuix Pioneer���  Granby Mines, Phoenix      04,533  Snowshoe, "          2D7  Brooklyn, ������                 150  Mother Lode, Deadwood      5,340  Sunset, "    Morrison, "   B.C. Mine, Summit     19,494  R.Bell, "        Winnipeg,     Wellington....'      1,076  2.250  1,200  Golden Crown,  Athelstan, ."���  King Solomon, W.Copper  No. 7 Mine, Central  City of Paris, "  Jewel, Long Lake.  Ctum i, West Fork   Ruby,      Boundary Falls   Miscellaneous      3,230  Total, tons    99,730  Granby Smelter treatment, tons    62,387  Mother l.ode Smelter treatment, tonB   ia"  ���!*" _ i  : \ - ������ .), n> ��� ,  ,M.-t"r.;*> "i     '*���;.'i'i��'r    -  |lic'Mffij.->^ :��� Iff!  k-'b >*sSV* t- " ��� ���;��� ; ���-i:-���',  0ys$:i--j]jv��.'  fefef'!,<���'��� ?t::'fe  feS-i-:':  ���j pixjui.���. ���'���  | ,'.||-|p.||-.������-,. .  ,,^..,^;H'f5j!lf'' ���'���'-���''  W^w-i'-HJlN*'' '-'������  |||i-; ,'..i,);-J-'i',-.:  mmmm:-':;:  |ii*"s|'^'-'-i;|r":,'*> '  ���gp|^]u|j!p; .,'-��������� ���  ��|}|';fi; ���������������-  iiiiiir'''"  iff'!  *04':tiWJ.;-"ii  fftoiSi;--.-3! ,��/M-  7-v^'-i-rfi's*  ���-:-.t ;���';���(���;?'  IfllSlfr  IBF-^-'W'''  fei'-H Ip -  SsSI*:F'!S''#:' ��� ",-!"i ���  mmPmi r yy--'  'sH^��s'*f#;.''-'-.^.'-'  8liIP''':';-  ��ipiit#'i-;-:: ...  ffifljifl^Sv^r'v:'!  .fteM:':'-/.;V':;::,--:V  ^��::^"-;,'/  JlrlW^'-  sipli;mw  raf^:"-rJ!i'W'-''.'' ���;-.-  ?>Ki-r ���������':"'-IK**   ."r   .    .  ���:���-���:'  B!!p.'-lrt"^''  SlIillM-:^'-'/:'":  V��S;f,l��..'.:KV;,\:-'  $km>Myy,y  ^faw.iv4:.';'u;.-;-^;.--,,v--.  ffi"M5^^'^>----.'-^-'-.  mmimm^yyy  THE PHOENIX PIONEER  ��++++ ����� �����+ �����������������������������+ ���-t-**->-��.*^-M^��+^+"f^+--^^ H  'J'. ';-,; ' ��� .���',-���  : The Canadian Bank of Commerce  .������.���.    ...  ���.. ,.-���..'���  ������. ���     ''���..���  ��� HEAD OFFICE, TORONTO.  ���. Capital, $8,000,000.  Rest, $2,000,000;  X HON. GEO. A. CX)X, PmiitaL B. E. 'WALKER. Gcncnl Mamgcr, ���  ��� -.- ��� J. H. PLUMMER. An"! Gen'l Muugir. 4  | H. F. MYTTON,   Manafer Greenwood   Branch |  ��     '',     ��� '���'���'������:,-������-''��� ���      4  +**��� 4 ��� ��� ���*> ��� ��� ���* ���������������������������������M^��tr��-*>��f ���> ���.���.*��� ��� ���'*;���.���������������������-��������*+���������'+������+  The Phoenix Pioneer.  iJiSLXD ON KATPRDAV DVTIIK  PH)NEER PUBLISHING- <?0i"  AT PHOENIX. H. C.  W. B. WILLCOX. Manaokk.  ^. i.���t.��� ,   i Businew office No. 14.  Telephone   j M������,get., re��idence. No. 15.  Manager McKenzie, ofthe Le Roi  mine, is talking of closing the company's  sineltei at N'oithport. In the month  of April 1 he-ore shipped averaged $9.99  per ton in all, values, and they cannot  make'it pay. They also seem to think  a large peicentage of values is lost in  sip.eltin*;.  PROVINGIAL NOTES  EDITORIAL COMMENT  SUBSCHIITIOWi IN AKVANCK. ..  Per Vc*r.:...,>.... .:.....����.. '...���. .....��J.cc  Six Monih��.!���...���:.... ...:...... ...-..���..;,.. i.��s  To Forcljfn Countrlc��.... ; j.oo  Ifvou ��re not n ��ub��criber to this paper, this  Is an Invitation to vou to become one.  A'drertlilng rates lurnithcd on application.  Legal notices 10 and scent* per line.  Pour weekly Intertlont constitute one month's  ���drertlslna.  But one week remains in which to  gel your free minei's license renewed.  The"government .needs that $5, and  you need the license if you wish to  preserve, your interest in mining claims  in British Columbia. May 31st is the  last day of grace.  Ola bel >  Trail ddes not propose to have any  shortage in the school grant, due to  non-nttendame of scholars aud subsequent reduction of attendance percentage. The parents of tiuants will  be proceeded against under the School  Act, and so the city will realize in one  way if not in the other.  TheAmeiicon Type Foundty Company has acquired the Pacific Coast  bianch of the Toronto Type Foundry  Company, with heaJi|ua'teis at Vancouver, H. C. ,  The Rossland I'logre.'.sives haveot-.  ganized by electing Chi is Foley, president ; W. I1. 'Maker, vice president,  and Kupeit Biilmer, secretary.  The city, of Nelson is ofl'ering a  bonus of $10,000 and a free site for a  lead paint works to be established in  that city. .The property of the company will also be exempt from taxation  for ten years.  Kam-li tfiga and ji'iveus <-an always be-  liml at the Doininiou H"H��" nife.  Short orders from 6 a. m. till   8   p.  in. al the Norden cafe.  Remember you can get anything in  the market at the Dominion.  Meals   25   cents   and   up  Norden cafe.  at   the  "AmiiIvr" I'lug Smoking Tobacco is  'winning.in its merits. Have you tried  ii? . Save tlie tags; they are valuable.  D. J. MATHESON,  INSURANCE AGENT,",  FIRE, I.IKK, ACCIUK.NT.  CoiiiuilnhloiKr l��r Ukius Aflliliivlta.  l'liOKNIX, U.  Do You  Take  THE PIONEER  ?  You should if you don't. It gives the news  of the Boundary. It works for the Boundary. It is owned by the editor and not by  any clique or faction,  It costs only $2.00.  It is worth $ J 0.00.  GEORGE GIBSON  SHAVLN't; I'ARI.OKS    * ':  and HATHKOOM  Craven-Wllliaum Block,ci.  l'ii��t and Olil Iroiisiilr* A-*,  I'lioeiiix. B. C  WORTH   KNOWING  1902  MAY  1962  Sun. Hon.  rue*. Wed.  Thu.  Frl.  Sat.  >���������,���������'���-.  ������:'���-���������. ;'���!,'���'  2  3  :4r:::5''.  6   7   8  9  10  11   12  13 14  15  16  17  18   V)  20 21   22  23  24  25 26  2? 28  29  30  31  Last year the United States . Steel  Corjwration ���- better known as the  ~ I Steel trust���made profits of $t 11,000,-  000. ,; No wonder there is such a tendency these times towards combinations. l;Hut a newspaper trust is yet  to be heard of, and the. only exj)lan;i-  tion of this must be that the pencil  pushers are making so much already  that there is no need of a combine,  Anyone can see that.  NO RELIEF FROM VICTOBIA.  WHAT EDITORS SAY  Recently a report of the' proposed  assessment act for the province  was  .presented to the House at Victoria by  John B.McKilligan, surveyor of taxes  aiid inspector of revenue for the pro-  ?  yince.  ;   Mr,   McKilligan,, who   has  ';managed to' keep a snug government  beith thrpngh  successive 'administrations, in the course of his voluminous  ���statistics and figures, has something to  'say |n regard to the present  mil;eral  tax.   ; He gives a list pf authorities that  he has consulted in .this  matter,  and  winds, lip ,by recommending that the  'present tax of two per cent, on grbss  Ooiitput of rnines be unaltered. :������������.���  'Thinks it The Hest���'The Thoe-  ii.ix,Pioneer.continues to publish the  best, printed weekly paper in British  Columbia. Brother Willcox deserves  the success lie is enjoying ���Cranbrook  Herai'd.':': ���'.���'V-t:^;;:;";y';''':;.:'>'."-''"';  ,"..'.: Last AcT~The- last act in the  comsdy at Victoria is now taking place,  ''Joe": will pull the string shortly, and  the curtain will drop over one of the  greatest farces; in the history of tlie  province.���Kaslo Koqtenaian.  vReading  between the lines, it.-ap-  ; pears that Mr. McKilligan really thinks  that there should  be some: readjustment of the -'mineral tax, but is seem-,  Tngly afraid to recommend one that is  equitable,   because his. masters,   the  Dunsmuir government; have evidently  decided that no change"shall be made  : in this part of the act at this session.  !; He ^knowledges the injustice of the  ;; present act, at it works out, but in re-  .' viewing some of; the suggestions for a  , chaiige, he thiows.all kinds of objections in the way- of  the   proposed  .:' changes.-:; v.';>; v',\''v.",;;:';-; .-������' '':-..v.:. >'.'>;���;i^-  ���: He asserts, with no little truth,"that  it is no easy matter to arrange. t^he incidence of t he taxation; referreduto^:;to.  as.to bear, equitably Onfall mine: owners, because of the difference of : costs  sbf a(l-kinds in the produciipn of ores,;  ; even in ,mines of the; same district.  JBut at ihe same timey itis quite possible for the government- to so arrange  the tax, and throw such safeguards  around its collection, that the tax will  bear, at least in some degree, more  equitably on the net pioducts of all  . mines.' '.  Mr: McKilligan further say;:  "In a new country like British" Columbia certain  industries require encouragement and /osterin'g care, or to  put it negatively they require not to be  impeded by, harrassing or.-;burdensome  ;���;'taxation. \^'rheir^ability,Cor lack:of  ;^f abilityi t6;pay equal takes;. with pother  fi-industries should, reoeiye careful coii->  Ssideratiori.'   If mining heeds this jen^  couragement   and   fostering   care  to  induce capital to be brought into  this  >���'.'- province for its development, then the  lighter the burden  imposed,  the. less  stringent its restrictions, the better it  will be for the ultimate good -of the  province.    If the cost of producing  gold and other precious metals in this  province is greater arid surrounded by  .greater.'difficultiesthan the cost and  conditions   in   other   countries  from  ;y whence the wourld's supply is obtained,  ?^then capital will  perfer to;invest'5' in  ���;'.-:.tri.e'.'iat'ter..'', ������'.'.-.-*,     -  Briefly put, the above extract covers  (the whole ground, and the government  ;i> should ;lcok at it in this light. The  ^mining industry should be encouraged  {and fostered in every possible way,  {rather than the contrary; It is to be  Hoped that the government will not be  too busy to see it in the right light this  session^ and act accordingly.  /Beyond the, Ken���It is beyond the  ken of mortal/man to correctly size up  the political jackpot tit "Vic'toiia; and  well nigh impossible to extract the  smallest degree of intelligence from the  movements ofthe gymnastic legislators.  ���Slocan Drill. :  A ;Comma Meant MucH--At a  meeting of the Women's. Editorial Association in 'Toiieka, Kan., one of the  toasts was: "Woman���-without her,  man is a brute." -The Salina, Kan.,  Sun reported, the toast thus: "Woman  -without her < man, is a Srute !"���  Toronto Star. -.-. .,���','-.���  STRICTLY; BUSINESS  ������'. -Keelnngleverlastihgly; at 'it 'is''rtiie  keyitote "of success in advertising.-v ;  .; 'The adveiUsing that does   not pay  is the'oniy kiiid that;cpsts money.:  Pon't rack your brain trying to thiiik  of large, words for your. adyertismeiit-TT  thesjnipleones yyill be easier under  "stood arid more affective^: ;'{{;{���;{:    ,  );;:A;littie adyertising{every week is  better'{than ;'��� a big ' adyertisment one  Ayeek and then;.soberquiet until people  iorget all about it.; ; ;. {-.  ."���Judicious advertising is a desirable  investment. What's tlie use of hav-  .ng anything for sale uiiless the fact  that you have it is made known.  { When the season is active the business, man should advertise so that he  may have'all the business that is going.  When it is quiet he should advertise  in order to stir up additional interest.  'The wisest advertiser is the most jja-  tient and philosophic one." He has dis  cbiirited results.befoie starting. He  neither exjiects results too soori nor too  large, but having m.apped.out his campaign, does not vary his' course until  he :has given his advertising1 every,  chance.  B.C. MINING NOTES  Operations have been resumed at  :the-NeIson Smelter.  'The new concentrator, at the ;Payne  mine, Slocan, has begun operations. , ;���  The Rambler-Cariboo, Slocan, clo:;  ed tem[>orarily on  account'-.;of snpw.-  ''slides. y     ��� {'���"'���"({{..  Last week's ore shipments from  Rossland were the: smallest for some  time, being but 2,780 tpiis  Last week Mayor Gunning, of San  don, found $2.50 in gold in a ;turkey  This isa new source of wealth,for the  Slocan.  It is usually figtiied that one smith  and a helper--can keep five or, six  machines supplied with drills in rock  equivalent to mo-leiately hard granite.  In matte smelting the presence of  copper has been deemed to be essential  to the. perfect extraction of the precious metals:''"'-Metallurgists are, however, by no means agreed tippn the  part played by copper in mane smelting in extracting the precious .metals.  1'iobably the lowest cost charges  of mining and milling at depth on the  mother lode in California are now  being ''nude in the operation of, the  Keystone mine at 'Amador, where-the  costs are about $1.50^ a ton. .Water  power and electric po>ver are both  used.  In the early seventies the','mine  workers had not yet penetrated, below  the 1,000-foot level. Now the safety  lamp follows the drill down to the 2,600  foot level, and even lower, the average  depth at which mining operations 'are  conducted being somewhere' between  1,200 and 2,000 feet.   ,  Nowadays more attention is paid to  the,matter of economy in mining methods than to the actual quality of the  ore in a given lode, (or it is realized  that a comparitiyely poor section may  be made to yield a handsome profit at  the low cost of production achieved.by  the employment*'of(modern inethods  and the .utilization of the residual; product.-',,' ;.; '���' - -"��� '���! ;.'-��� ''���'' ������'.-.��� '[ry}r'JV;' j-  ('(;, Andrew Carnegie's Ollts. w  According to a copyrighted account  arid-'analysis'-'published by the New  York Commercial Advertiser, of the  benificences of Andrew Carnegie, he  has given away $67,000,060 in the last  few years. Of this amount the United  States has received $53.39',673; Scotland,' $13^078,750,;":,-.the.-'.Dominion of  Canada, $876,5op; Erigj  000; (CubaV( $452,600; (and: Ireland  $65,500. ,yv, .'-.,-.(..{.(->,;:: .(((((((.'  '{, Serious Volcanic Dluasterg.;;'{i{.;: '  {{{According" to historical - facts; that  arc: being diig( up, spniepf the: serious  volcanic disasters (of the(past weie:  Ppriipeii arid Herculaneum, destroyed  by eruption of Mount Vesuvius, A. D.  75; Tepeafed; damage to the city of  Catania by pverflpw: of lava from  Mount Etna; destruction' of 20 villages and loss of 9000 lives by, eruption of Skaptar Jokul, Iceland, 1793;  loss of 70 lives' by eruption of lVIauna  l.'oa,.' Hawaii, 1880; loss of 36,380  lives by eruption on island of Kraka  toa, straits of Sunday, 18S3.  r. a. scon,  Contractor and Buii.uek.  Esiimates Furnished.  PHOENIX, B.C.  II. S. CAV1.KV. W. 1). COCHRANE.  CAYLEY & COCHRANE,  Solicitors, Etc  PHOENIX, B. C.  I Phoenix Home Brewed  I OiirNHW IJiis'oru'aiciu.-.' |  I and Chains 1  I Must jbe Seen ,j  I to be Appreciated J;  *|/ 'These goods ate the veiy laiesi in  4  I  design  and   wiiikuiansliip,- and  ,|  * will be sold at very low price.        |  1   GEO. R DEY,   f  * Knob Hill Avtiiiic, I'liuciilx.' *S'  *r*t-**<8����^"><S^^^^'*"i^^^?'*'^^><*"*  Beer  i  1  Brewed by a Home Institution hasjiroven the test and has made a ^  host of Friends whojtestify to its Good Qualities ^  R. B. KERR,  Haurister and'Soi-iciior,  notarv 1'uiii.ic.  1'HOEMIX, B.C.  PHOENIX BREWERY  ��5' JULIUS MUELLER, Pkoi-kietok.  5 Corner Standard Ave. and Banner St.. Phoenix- J  foro  King Edward Lodge, U.D,  A. F. ami A. M.       (';  Regular CJiniuiiiiicatloii S j>. in.  ond Tlmrsdny of elicit uioiitli.  Sec  ..THE...  KmerKent m��tlns;�� as��lk'<i; .Mnsmiic  Hair.'Morrisoh-AiiderKoii Hloclc.  JtiO.V. HUMIJMWAV  ,   Secreiary.  V.'[.. COCK.  W. M.  Mine Was Sold for $4.  'The Treadwell mine during the year  1901 handled 457,802 tons of ore, an  average of 1,254 every 24 hours. 'The  average yield of ore was $1.88 per ton,  makinga total forthe year's' production  of $860,737. ;Woiking expenses, etc.,  amounted to $545,968, leaving a net  profit of $352,559, or about $1.10 per  ton. v Since 6|)eratioiis ��� began 3,802;:  133 tons have been, treated, yielding  $18,531,627. It is said that this  property was sold for $4 in 1884. 'The  ledge is 500 feet wide and1 there are  1,000 stamps constantly at work!  Phoenix Federal Labor Union  ���-^Xo. 155.   'MeSts"Thursdays'at-8 p. in. at Min-   ers' Union Hall.   HO  BROWN*, Pie,  W. COKN'KK, Scc'y.  JAM1-:S M AKSIIAI.I., Irei.  PHOENIX AERIE,  NO. 158.  Meetings on Friday 8.30 p. in. nl  Mtnerb' Union Ifnll.  Visiting      brethren  cordinlly invited.  R. I.. IIOVU. Secy  Phoenix Lod(e No. 2i,  " Knlthts of Pytkias.  Meets every Tue.sdny niglil  ..t 7:30 p. m., Hardy-McKenzie  Hall.  Visiting brethrei* welcome.  K.A.SCOTT, C C.  DJ.Mathkson, K. R. S.  DMGIST.  Phoenix Shoe Shop.  All Work ('uaianteed.    Impoit-  ed Goods.  FINE IIOOIS AND SHOES MADE '10  ORDER.  I'RACTICAI.    MINERS1  AND   I'KOS-  PECTOKS' HHOES   A  SPECIAI.'IV.  Corner Pboenix St. and Brooklyn Ave.  .j_^  M  PELLEW-HARVEY.  BRYANT &GILMAN  VANCOUVER, B    C  PROVINCIAL  ASSAYERS  White Cooks and Waiters' Union  No. 124 W. L. U.. of Phoenix.  Meets Tupgihiy   niglita, 8;3d o'clock at  Miners' Union Hull,  S. 1". I'AMir.R,  President.  Miss Clark.  Secretary.  Those desiring helpapply to secretary. 'l'lione3o  J. FERGUSON  Tin-:  van'coi;vi-:r assav opi-'ick  t     I'Ntnblislied   1S90.  �� Mill .-nils Identified and Their Values  lv  * plained..  > FREE  OF CHARGE. .  , Have Vou a Piece of Doubtful Rock?   Just  ��� Wail it lo us.    -Mill and smelter te*>ls up to  . 4000 lbl.   Checking Assays a Specialty.  StEaaa..  PRACTICAL HOUSE ani> SIGN  PAINTER,   DECORATOR,   KTC.  Phoenix, B.C  BUSINESS   TOR -  BAKERY  SALE  For paticulars inquire of  J. S. McCAGUE,  -*W_Phoenix, 3. C.  Build Up Your Own Town.  Distant customers of the eastern de-  partmentaT stores give no thought to  the poor wages and long hours of the  men and girls in the employ of such  firms as the T. Eaton Co. So long as  the goods they require can be bought  cheaply, the question of the price paid  to employees is not raised by them,  and yet not one but would be most  unwilling to contribute knowingly to  the^erpetuation of these evils. 'They  can, do much to'mend matters by purchasing from the merchants in their  own town instead of from the departmental! stores. Build up your own  town.���Kamloops SentineL  Permanently Cured  -while.yon work nnd without pain, of  Gononhoea, Syphilis, Sexual Wcaknegu  and all Private Diseases.. Varicocele  anil Hydrocele cured speedily and forever: No knife and no pain. Our painless Holvent treatmentdissolvesstricture  while yon sleep with wonderful rapidity.  No cutting, Chronic diseases of the  Heart, Stoinarh, Liver, Kidneys and  Bladder >nred to slay cured. Quick  cure for Catarrh and Rheumatism, If  unable to call, write. Home treatment  always successful. Consultation* free  anil confidential.  Addres letters to Box 644  English Medical Institute,  The Savoy, Cor Howard and Main  Ave. opp. Grand Hotel, SPOKANE, WASH.  EDiTioirsri  Webster^  International  Dictionary  A Dictionary of CNGLISH,  Biography, Geoarrxphy, Fiction, etc  Now Plates Throughout  25,000   New  Words  Phrases    and   Definitions  - Prepared under the direct  supervision of W.T. HARRIS  Ph.D., IX.D,, United States  Commissioner of Education,  assisted by a large corps of  competent specialists.  Rich Bindings 2364 Pages  ���    5000 Illustrations    "  Go to the  PALACE LIVERV Jg  Mm STABLE -'.S^./toriibut.  We keep a well stocked stable of Driving and Saddle  horses which lire well suited for long diives. Special  attention Kiven to sleighing parties.  ���)  ���)  ���j  ���)  ���)  ���)  ���)  ���)  Light and Heavy   COLLINS & McQUAID  2  Transfer.      ���''.;;  ?RomiioHs.^^^^^^=^:--= J  f&Z*&<  ������������'������������f ->-r4 ^������������-���-*������������������-���-���������������������-*��� ��� ������������������������.��������������������� ���H-M-t-f-f-f-f-r+i*  ��� '  | f NORDEN HOTEL  and Cignrs.  r.rrz.-ALMSTROM &* HERG, I'KOi'Kiinoks.r  is the '.iiliu'u.'to eo  if yoii  want, the best of  I.iijiuirs  DOMINION AVENUE, PHOENIX, B. C. I  4.     jHjr**}*  ��������������������������� ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������^���������������������������������^���������4-4  Maple Leaf  Hotel  Old Ironsides  Ave.  Choice Wines,'Liqiiorf and Cigars ulways in  Htock. Hoard by day or week. One triniuiil  you will reineinl>er The Maple Leaf Forever.  mMC.S McDONALD, Props., phoeni:  C# A. McCIting & Co.f  Hay, Grain, Feed, Rolled Oats, Etc...  I'iionk No. 36.        S'i'ANDARI), AVE.,: PHOENIX.  BOTTOM  PRICES.  You Should Read  THE PHOENIX PIONEER  The Leading WeeKIy  ci/ the Boundary.  ���ffl  E^~ The International was first issueiti  in jSgo, succeeding the " U>iabridgt(i."\  The Nc-.v Edition of the International^  was issued in October, /goo. Get the\  latest and //est.  We alfto publish  Webster's    Collegiate    Dictionary  with Glossary of Scolti.h Words nnd Phrases.  " l,-irst clnss in qtinlily, second class in size."  .Si*ecimcn pages, etc. ol both  books sent on  .ipplication.  G.6C.MERKIAM CO.  Publish era  Springfield, Mass.  <g��e��SK$><^K?>3><sxs*j'����><i<><^^  Publislied in tiie Heart of tlie Greatest Gold  Copper belt of Hritish Columbia.  Iri 1901  the entire lioundniy shipped 390,000 tons of ore,  nearly every 1011 of which was reduced'!))'  BOUNDARY SMELTERS.  Phoenix camp alone shipped 235,000 ions of ore  last 'yeai.  The Pioneer is published every Saturday, and  and is sent io any part of Canada or the United.  Slates for "  ��� ���  $2.00   Agent for   PABST BEER  Complete Line of Sample  <&   R. GREIGER,  I   Manager ���������. GREENWOOD  per year���or ihe rest of the world for $3.00   per  year.    It gives the  latest and Most  Reliable News  m  1  of Boundary Mines and Smelters.     It is fearless  and independent, and aims to be  DOWN TO DATE.  Your subscription can begin at any time.  Address with check  m  % -  I;  i  I  1/  m  iged Rossland were the: smallest-;;for ;.;sdme\the_perpetuati6n of these eviis.   '1'hey     _^^^^^^'i    H iiiil   HPiwiSliiilii'HW ill   ii^   H        '~~~-���: ~~   way,  time) being hut 2,780 tpiis.    V    \;;      cando much to'mend matters by pur-   ^^F^^^^k.         ^HB   Sf'WIaHiaiH^g ��W Wi   ilCP W      'PJOIMp^D   C  ).be      Last week Mayor Cunning, of San- chasing from, the  merchants in  their^^^Mwll^''                    7AS- McCREATH. Prop. �������� M |    ���   B Wl ^LLfly T  it be don, found $2.50 in gold in a; turkey, owh town instead of from the  depart-    -^^MI^K W JOBBERS IN V/INES, BEER AND CIGARS M                                    DH(\  this, This isa new source of.wealth, for the mental! stores.   Build up   your own    mm^hwuhw      ?olli��?e,I*,s 5or 5}ic'I^UCIIe,lSel'',"-��'Blue tabet Brand the most B                                  "nil  L,                          1        -                                     -                       '���  .',������'' e*     .��� ���   1   '                             ^WmiwhMmf,              healthful and ref-jeshmg of Mineral Waters.                       i*=��.obt ma  Slocan.;     1    -; town.���Kamloops SentineL ^r^MfM^     1Y>.      _ t        , ^r,r,���.t���,��^^ Msame^*** n���> -^^  -������'���l-'-:.y.-.y...,-..yk-':.:'yy::;:yr:jy-::.,.:..yy/y                     :.                                               ^fn8        'PboneOrdemsoHcitea..     QREENVOOD and PHOENIX^ B.C. i^^^^^^^^^g^  I r ���       '���    ��� 1 -.'��������� '   ���* -!.,�������� ^,,1.1,- ,     ������ t.,.. ... . J . ,fb _ ,     *    I,- -        ���    ' j  1  !������       1, J. '   ah ' ���   >.       T.    ��      ���>      ' .T.   -.'. '     1--     - ���   . V    -i*   ���   ^ 'le      *���&      i" ���  PIONEER PUBLISHING CO.  I  PHOENJX/B C.  "&������ _5 \~* W  1#  THE PHOENIX PIONEER  ��*+*i '*M��HtHftTTfTKT4'rA-*K'M^'M^-f^^ttt<MMMft*  ra  "Strongest in the Wopid."  Assets $ 330>5*58>��G3'49'  Surplus $70,137,170.01  H. ALLENBERG, Manager,  605606 607 Empire State Building  SPOKANE, WASH. %  L. W. MAJOR, Asst. Manager, Rossland, B. C.  ���-H f ���H4>'H>4'H--M~H- 4-f -H4-H *fH  I4ffffrf(l'  1/  tfei-  i-'J'  FASHION  LIVERY..  STABLES  Knob Hill Avenue  FRASER & LANDON,  {Tki.kp.ionk No. 10. PROPRIETORS  PHOENIX ���  MARKET.  P. Bums & Co.  HEAD OFFICE FOR BOUNDARY CREEK, GREENWOOD, II. C.  HEAOQlMRrERS, KELSON, B. C.  i,, .llotak ami Petail Meat Iferchaitts. |  Markets at Nelson, Kaslo, Three Forks, Sandon, Slocan City,  Silverton, New Denver, Yinir, Salmo, Rossland,Trail, Cascade,  Grand Forks, CJrcpnwood, Midway, Niagara and Phoenix.  FISH, OYSTERS AND POULTRY IN SEASON.  All orders receive prompt attention. '  H  "gmmm^nmmm^m  ���BH!  PALACE EXCHANGE STAGE  PATBONIJE HOMB STORES.  How tbe T. Estoe Co , of Toronto, Trciia lit  Employee*. ���  The T. Eaton Company's printing  establishment entered into ;.n agreement  with the Typographical Union that the  Union rules, would be observed. The  establishment did not live up to ihe  uiles, and after prolonged coi respond-  ence, and several interviews between  the parties, the T. Eaton .Company  Jeclared that they were running their  nusiiiess according to their own ideas  jud were paying only such wages as  suited them. This prfccipitWied the  strike, of the rights and the.wrongs of  whicli, The Register does not profess  to be a competent judge, But what  we do say is this : that the subsequent  course of the Eaton Company,'can' receive ho sympathy or countenance from  any man or woman who does not believe that tlie employers are not absolute masters of their employees.  .On Monday last tlie Priming Piess-  inen's Union, and also the Assistants'  and Feeders' Union, decided to cull  out their men in support of the Eaton  compositors. The men so called up  on came out the same evening. On  Tuesday three girls employed in the  Eaton bindery were,asked to feed the  presses. They declined to'attempt  work for.Mhich they were physically  unfit, und were then discharged without a moment's notice.      .,-���;/  But not ii paper in Toronto daresay a word about it, for fear of losing  the advertising pationage of the T.  Eaton Company,���The Register.  TAXATION OF  B.C. MINES  Suggestion for a More Equidt  able Method.  PBUFITLESS MINES NOW BEING TAXED  Mining Taxes Should Not be Figured Like  Tboie on Firm*.���Nlchard M��rsb Adrano  eg Some Stnilble Ideej.      "  LINE.  Between Phoenix and fireenwood,  Leave Phoenix 10.00  a. m.   Leave Greenwood 4 p, rn  DAILY  &&& A. S. 4 PAW,Proprietor*  THE MILWAUKEE  A fainiliur name fur the Cliicttg", Mil  waukee & St. Paul Railway, known all  over the Union as the Great Railwat  rtinniui; the ''Pioneer Limited" train*-  everyfday and night between St. Paul  and Cnlcago, iiml Onuilia and Chicagc,  "T|i�� duly 1 erfe'it trains in the worl I."  "Jnderslund: Connections are maili  with AH Transcontinental J.ines, assuring to paesengcra the best service known,  Luxurious coaches, electric lights, steam  heat, of a verity tqualed by no othei  line.  See. that ynur ticket roads via ''The  Milwauke. "when goiiifc to any point in  the United States or Canada. All ticket  agents fell them.  For rates, pamphlets or other information, address,  R. L. Ford, C. J. Eddy,  ;frav. I'ass. Agl., General Agent,  spokank, %vn.       Portland; or  Talk  ���^  ���tf  The   fifth   annual   meeting of the  shareholders of the Crow's Nest  Pass  Coal   Company  was held in -Toronto,  on March 7th.  The net profit of the year after paying all operatine expense and all  charge of every kind amounted to $207,-  848 39. After paying a dividend at  the rate of ten per cent, per annum, a  balance of $28,142.89 was carried  forward to the credit of profit and loss.  This company's assets are their  coal mines and the Townsite of Fernie.  Four years ago. this>Company had no  transportation facilities, and their stock  sold as low as eleven cents per share.  Today their stock is selling at $90.00.  The Similkameen Valley Coal Company, L'mited, assets are, coal mines,  timber, water power, agricultural and  horticiilttnal land, city water works,  electric light plant and the townsite of  Ashnola, sunounded by the following  resources: gold, copper, silver, lead,  ii'in, lime, fire clay, platinum and a  fine stock raising country and it is the  smelting centre ol the Similkameen  Valley, .with a climate all that could be  asked. Today you can secure an option on this Company's stock by paying ten cents per share down and ten  cents per month until fully paid, with  nonforfeiture clause. This price is  subject to a twenty-five per cent advance  'without notice, or as soon as transportation it assured. The present price  is $1.10 per share. Do not wait until it is too late, but get in on the ground  floor and make a handsome profit. A  purchaser of 100 shares now, may  gain a profit of $8990.00. Crow's  Nest shares are an example. u This  would be a fair profit on an invest-  mant of $to.oo per month for eleven  months. We invite the fullest inspection of the company's affairs by intending purchasers.  For further information apply to  Similkameen Valley Coal Company,  Nelson, B. C.  BSfSSI  The following from the pen of  Richard Marsh, of Rossland, in tegard  to the present inequitable plan of taxing the output of 1'iitisli Columbia  miiks; will be found of general interest:      <������.'���  In all mining countries the question  ol taxing mines has been one of supreme importance. Its settlement on  lines satisfactory to the commercial  and ngiictiltuial, us well as ihe mining  interests, has not infrequently been attended with considerable difficulty, and  sometimes experimental legislation has  had to tie indulged in before the statutes hearing on the matter were found  to suit the varying conditions in the  states'or provinces where the laws were  to be applied.  �� It may be stated as a general prin,  ciplc that whenever the question has  been approached on the lines customary in the taxation of commercial and  agricultural products and landed properties, there has always been trouble  and failure to meet the requirements,  It has therefore come to be recognized  that mines cannot be taxed as ordi-  nary landed properties q are 'faxedrr-  that is on the presumed selling value,  Such ,1 course, wherever it was tried, I  seriously retarded the development oi  the industry or ruined it altogether,  In other words, the system killed the  goose that laid the golden eggs.  That the conditions surrounding the  working of mines were essentially d\(-.  feient from those of other landed properties all mining countries, both ancient  and modern, is rec.ogniz.ed,- consequently they have made the acquirements and retention of title to such  properties radically different. The  province of British Columbia as a mining country is comparatively.new, and  has ahead of it many prbBlems which  older communities have been wrestling with for a number of years with  more or less success. The government  of this province has always insisted  that a substantial portion of its revenues most be raised from its mining  industry. I understand that at the  present time about two-fifths of its  total revenue is derived from this  source. Much of it comes from registration fees, mining licences, etc., as  well as a direct tax on ores.  Objection to Preseat Method,  To-this.last tax much objection has  been taised, and continuous efforts  have been made by the vaiious boards  of trade, by the minecowners' association, by individuals and mine invest-  ors generally, to have the laws on this  point radically remodelled. Up to-date  such efforts have been without eflect  As the law at present stands, it imposes a direct tax of 2  per cent,   on  tlie valuable contents of the' ore less  smelting charges. "'" In fact, it is computed and collected in very much the  same way as a tax would be collected  on potatoes  or  wheat.     The farmer  and manufacturer generally fail to see  any just reason why the miner should  hot be taxed on the product of the  mines in the same manner as they are  on their product, on a basis of its value  at the point of production.     On   this  one particular much  ot the difficulty  has arisen.     There is a radical difference  in   the  manner of   production,  which   the average   legislator  from a  rural district   entirely  overlooks,     A  farmer or .nantifacturer  produces  his  product at a cost  approximately  the  same as that of his neighbor; the miner  does not. .   Consequently no material  inequity can arise from a tax based on  value ill the case of the farmer or manufacturer, but with the miner the case  is entirely different.     Experience has  proved in all mining countries where  such a method has been tried that the  tax rested unequally, and consequently  unjustly, on the  different  individuals  aud companies engaged in the industry of mining.  Two Per Cent Tax Uojusl.  The cost of production per ton of  ore varies so considerably in the different districts, and with individual mities  of the same districts, that a tax" on the  ore value less smelting charges bears  unevenly on the industry. A tax of  2 per cent, with one mine may absorb  a large portion of, or even all, the  profits, while on another it may represent only a very small proportion of  the profits.  Taking the case of a mine producing ore containing values of $12   per  ton, on which;'the. cost'.of,-smelting  would be $6, the basis of taxation  would be 2 per cent, of $6, or 12 cents  per ton, hut the gross profit would  probably be about 51.80 per ton.  The  tax would therefore be 6.6-10 per cent,  ol the profits,     This,. while not ex-  actly'tho basis in Rossland mines, is  sufficiently approximate to that of the  best of the properties, as gathered from  various reports; to be representative.  In some cases there has been a tax  with no profits at all.  A mine producing large . quantities  of ore averaging $6 per ton, on whicl  the smelting charges would be ��3 pei  ton, would leave $3 on which to figinc  the 2 per cent, tax, amounting to 6  cents per ion, and the profit perhap*  50, cents; In this case the tax woulc  represent 12 per cent, of the grosi-  profits, and leave net profits of-. 44  cents per ton.  In cases where the ore contains $150  per ton in values, and smelling charges  $20 per ton, there would he $130  value a ton for taxation, with jierhaps  $100 as profit. : The tax In this case  would be JS2.60 or 2.6 per cent, of the  profits.' '  Low (.ride Mlaes the Sufferer*.  While it is not claimed that these  figures are exact with individual  mines, they are approximately representative of different districts and  differerit bines of Hritish Columbia,  and are-conservative. The low grade'  mines, which are really the most beneficial and lasting to the country, an  the' greatest sufferers as a rule.  .The efforts of the  mining interests  tn the past have been,directed towards  having the law so modified  that  the  tax would be computed on the profits  derived from the mines.     Manifestly  this basis would be more just and bear  more equitably on the operating mines. J  This plan the Government has steadily  refused to consider.   It was suggested  at the last  meeting of the Rossland  Board  of Trade, that a compromise  measure be submitted to the government.    -This was that the government  be requested to make the tax on-.the  ores thi.ee.fourths of one per cent., figured as at present on the values less  smelting charges,  that if the government  insists   that  a further revenue  must be derived from producing mines  this be levied on the profits.  The plan of taxing the profits over  actual operating expenses has been  tried in several of the mining states of  the United States, and has been found  to wqrk satisfactorily. Certain restrictions have been found necessary, and  certain powers have been granted to  the assessing officer as to the examination.of mine accounts, but as a rule no  great difricujty has been encountered.  The tax has been found to bear evenly  and equitably on the various interests.  It should be no more difficult of collection than the present income tax of  Hritish Colnmbia.  Quant)" Afalaat Imposition.  There, was. a tendency  to charge  against profits-the installation of large  plants of milling and smelting machinery.    For insiance, a company having  the capital might erect a mill  costing  $100,000, and this be charged to capital account, while another   company  might erect a similar mill and pay for  it out of ores shipped   or   otherwise  sold, claiming the expenditure of the  $100,000 as operating expenses,  and  thus evading a tax on $100,000 which  the other company woul d pay.     This  manifestly would be unjust, and would  be guarded against by the government.  It has also been suggested  that where  a mine is owned by two or three individuals they   could   vote    themselves  salaries of fifty or a hundred thousand  dollars each as superintendents, assistant    superintendents,  and   directors,  thus wiping out the total profits.   Regulations and limitations regarding this,  it would seem, should not be difficult  ol" adjustment.  It was suggested that the expenses  of foreign offices or offices not in the  district where the mines are located,  should also be excluded from the op-  esating expenses when figuring profits  for purposes of taxation. Manifestly  the expense accounts of such offices  can be so maninulated as to seriously  interfere with equitable distribution of  the tax on the various mines,  If the government is disposed to  consider favorably a modification of  the present regulations they must be  so framed as to protect the government as well as the minets, and in  such a manner that the collection ol  the tax will be neither difficult nor uncertain.  AT   i  A I  THE  BINER BLOCK  Near Second Street, on Knob Hill Ay.  - Thin 1*) a two story structure 30x40 feet,  with 15x30 foot addition In rear, xjitahle  for shop. Second story fitted for living  rooms. Well built throughout. Will  sell at reasonable price and on satltfac-  tory termi*. ''articular* can be had on  . the premises from ,"-     -  :::: MRS. T. lilNER:  "Amber" Plug Smoking Tobacco is  winning in its merits. Have jou tried  ii?   Save the tags; they are valuable.  ��� ��� '.  . -...���I.iMirE)iv..���; :    , "  Represented l>}' J.G.Whltuerc, Nelson, B.C.  }. F. H��menw��y, Local Agent.  Engineers, Firemen, Machinists and  Electricians send tor 40-pagc pamphlet containing. Questions asked by  Examining Board of Engineers to  obtain Engineers license. Address  Geo. A. Zeller, Publisher, 18 S. 4th  Street, St. Louis, Mo., U.S.A.     29  MINERAL   ACT  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  NOTICK.  Gold Commissioner and Copper King-Numlicr 3  Mineral claims,'sliuate in the Kettle Ktver  Mining Division of Yale District.  Wjikrb I.oCATKn���III Copper Camp.  Take notice that I Patrick J. Hcrmody, Free  Miners' Certificate  Number   114(1553 for myself  and as agent for Thomas B. Carrisou Free Miners' Certificate Number B42601, Intend sixty days  from date hereof to apply 10 the Mining Recorder  fcr a Certificate of Improvements fur the purpose  of obtaining Crown Grants to the above-claims.  And  further take  notice Mint iicllon, under  Section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 17th day of December 1901.  6-11 "'" ��� P. J'.'d'ERMODV.  irALCVOX. HOT SI'HIXIJS NA.VITAHIIIM  U The most complete U L* 1 I T U  oii'llic continent of North n E #1 I. ��� I 11  America. Rltuated midst p C C fl D T  scenery unrivalled for (frail- " E w V. II I  deur. Ilontiuj;, I'lshillK and Kxcurslous. Resident Physician and Nurse. Telegraphic com.  muiilcnllon with all ports of the world ; two  mails arrive and depart every day. Us buthn  cure all nervous and muscular diseases; its wal-  ers heal all Kidney, Uveraud Stoinnch Ailment?  Terms: $15 to JIB per week, according to res-  deuce In hotel or Halcyon Hat Springs, Arrow Lake B. C.  For a  I Reliable  : Timepiece  Phoenix Bakery,  Phoenix Street..   'Phoney,  We make good bread,     Try it.  ,C.W. GKEE'R, Proprietor.  J1MMEIY  CITV SCAVENGER  Leave Orders at City  Clerk's Office  j��^*       PHOENIX, B.C.  One that will run  the year around  is what you need.  Jewelery  of every de^crip  tion suitable for blrthay presents can be  obtained at, ,  W. ZIMriERMAN'S  May 26, 30, June 29,  July 2,3, 4  '��� ������ ,.      ��� ... t. ,  __FROM^   ROSSIJWD, TRAIL,  NELSON  *  And Intermediate Points.  To Minneapolis :.. .$44.50  Chicago     64-50  Detroit    77.00  Toronto   %9-3��  Montreal  100.50  Corresponding reduction from all  Kootenay points. Usual diverse routes.  Meals and berth included on Canadian Pacific Ry. Lake Steamers.  Jpofaie falls and iloffa  nelson. & fort sheppard  EEDMOUjVTAIjVET.  Tlie only all-rail route between all points east,  west, and south to Rossland, Nelson and all intermediate points; connecting at Spokane with  the Great Northern, Northern Pacific and O, R. &  N. Co.  Connects at Nelpou.with steamer for Kaslo and  all Kootenay Lake points.   '.  Connects at Meyer's Trills with stage dally lor  Republic, and connects at Uossbiirg with stage  daily1 for Grand Forks and Greenwood.  Buffet Steeper run on passenger trains between Spokane and Northport.  EFFECTIVE SUNDAY, MAYS, 1901.  Leave. Daily Train Arrive  9:20a.m....: Spokane : 7:15 p. m.  .2:250. m Rossland 4:10 p. in  9:40 a. in................Nelson... ...6:45 p. m.  H.A.JACKSON,  General Passenger Agent.  EASTERN  Townships  Bank,  ESTABLISHED 1859.  CAPITAL - - - ' - $2,000,000  CAPITAL, PAID UP -'$1,742,535  RESERVE FUND -  - .-$1,050,000  BOARD OF DIRECTORS:  R. W. Hbneker, President.  H. Cochrane, vice-Pres.  J. S. Mitchell, G. Stevens, J.  Thomas, C H.   Kathau, H.  For Time-tables  rates  and   full information  call on or address nearest local agent, or  0. XV. Dey, EJ.Coyle,.  Agent, A.G.P.Agt.  Phoenix, Ii. C.   Vancouver, B.C  J. S. Carter, D. P. A.,  Nelson, B.C.  Hon. m.  Israel Wood.  Galer,   N. W.  Brown, K. C.  HEAD OFFICE, SHERBROOKE, P. Q.  WM.   Farwkul,  Gen'l Mgr.,  Jas. Mackinuou,   Assistant Gen'l Mgr.  S. Kdgell,   Local Mgr.  S. F. Morev, Inspector of Branches.  BRANCHES.  In Province of Quebec��� ���  Montreal, B. Austin, Manager.  Waterloo. W. I. Briggs, Manager.  Rock Islaud, S. Steveus, Manager.  Con-ausville, H. F. Williams, Mgr.  Coaticook, E. N. Robinson, Manager.  Richmond, W. L. Ball, Mgr.  Granby, W: 11. Robinson, .Mgr.  Bedford, E. W. Morgan, Mgr.  Hui.:.tigdou, A. W. Watson, Mgr.  Magog, E. P. Olivier, Mgr.  St. llyacinthe, J.  Lnframboise, Mgr.  Oruistowu, W. H. Hargiave, Mgr.  In Province of British Columbia���  Orand Forks, Wm. Spier, Mgr  Phoccix, N. Slack, Acting Mgr.  Agents    in    Canada,   Bank  of   Montreal  Branches.  "    Loudon, Eng., National Bank of Scotland.  "    Boston, National Exchange Bank.  "    New York, National Park Bank.  CollcctiouL   made at   all   accessible    points.  Drafts issued for any required'amounts, good  ut  all points in Canada,   U. S. and  Europe.    Exchange bought and sold.  Savings   Branch    Department    at    Each  Office.  Interest allowed from date of deposit and compounded annually without requiring attention ol  depositor.  Office Hours: 10-3: Saturday from 10 to 1.  and  An Unprcccdcntcc  Offer to our Subscribers.  . BOTH NEW AND OLD.  "Amber" Plug Smoking Tobacco is  winning on its merits. Have you tried  it?   Save the tags; they are valua ble.  What? Why, clean cotton rags���  white preferred. Look over your rag  bags, and see if you haven't something  you can turn into cash. First lot will  bring high figures, if delivered at the  Pioneer office.  Phoenix Pioneer and Toronto  Globe (daily) both for One  year     Phoenix Pioneer and Toronto  Globe, (weekly) both for One  year... ::   Phoenix Pioneer and Montreal  Daily Herald, both for One  ���rjAn-n   /Including Handsome PortraitA  y Owl    ^of King Kdward, 17x22 inches./ - - -  Phoenix Pioneer and New York  World, Thrice-a week, both  for one year ;...   Phoenix Pioneer and Montreal  Family Herald and Weekly St?.r,  both one year..    Subscriptions received to all Magazines and Periodicals at publishers lowest rates.  Send all subscriptions to this office.  PHOENIX PIONEER,  PHOENIX, B. C  1 mammnwimmmji  ���s^s^;''''f':  mm  mm  -,gi,!-.-.��a-.  i;  mm  - &>''-v*"Ti"'F-������"���-' f-i ^i^'.r.-f-  ���WJfel-iiM  P>S?!^ippp'  v-WJ^yiw-'{ [.".t 'i 31 *r*,.:.  ���>ftl'OTl'^ * '   J'-i"'^ "S .-'  lliilP  iliiiil;'  m-  I  m  i'Wsl  i  Pilfa  MSP?"'  33'.' !?���? iA"|,l{-���'���" '  Jflpti  ���ill  HP  ��� Hllli'&Si ft'lf''���':;::'  >"l*v"<*SJ.*4S Ji/'ti'*���"* *t.?.T.v:'v   --  ;g@^|||jist.-;V'::  ��'.  m*WK  ffi��'<',!f-'"'*2-;3''.'.  zfflfrM A !-'V\iy!-. ;���;::���  �� I&."*���'�����!���'$���  |||||SlltS  Kfftw  site  }��,3ri-<!��ii-{f.--  Ijggp  THE PHOENIX PIONEER  Good Bar in  Connection.  Large Sample Rooms.  Electric .���*.-*  *** Bells  and Lighted  The Dominion House  GILLIS & FORREST, Proprietors.  Centrally Located  THE ONLY FIRST-CLASS  HOTEL IN PHOENIX  Old Ironsides'Avenue  Bellevue Hotel  Marshall & Shea, Props.  In Connection with Aetna Lodging House.  Knob Hill Avenue,  Phoenix, B.C.  BUS MEETS ALL TRAINS. LIVERY STABLE IN CONNECTION  Best Obtainable  Brands of  Wines, Liquors and Cigars.  'Phone 29  Dining Room   First-class in  Every Particular.  Church Service* Tomorrow.  Catholic ���Father Hedard will say  niassat:Miners' Union hall tomorrow  at io a,111.  Church"; of .- England���St John's  Mission; set vices tomorrow, morning  and evening as usual.  St. Andrews' Presbyterian Church,  Service tomorrow at n- a. -in.- arid  7:3�� !'��� m. Sunday school and Bible  class at 3 p. m. Rev. J. M. Millar, M-.  A., pastor.  Congregational���Preaching services  tomorrow at 11 a. 111. and 7:30 p. m.  Rev. Geo. J'roadley, pastor.  Methodist���Service tomorrow evening at 7:30o'clock at Hardy-McKenzie  hall. Rev. G. R. Kinney, pastor.  Children's Day service. iiv the evening.  I  -ft  I  Always::  Desirable  to  I kodaking days I  /Ii Are vou Thinkini*about' buy- -m  Ai ing'a Kodak ? If so y'oii will Viv  '?* no .doubt want to know just Jg  JI BRIEF NEWS NOTES  1  MATTERS OF GENERA L INTEREST  TO   PHOENICIANS.  Ralph Trotter to SPEAK-4Next  Thuisday evening, May 29, at Miners'  Union Hall, Rev. Ralph \V. Trotter,  of Columbia will speak on the present  political situation. Rev. /'rotter will  appear here under the auspices of the  Phoenix Socialist Club. ]  where the accident occurred, but lb  some reason one of the fuses that had  been spitted went off prematurely, with  the result stated.  Made a* Prksentation���Monday  evening a number oi friends of Geo.  S. and .Mrs. McKenzie made a presentation of a travelling case to Mr. McKenzie and a gold chain to his wife,  as tokens of appreciation on their removal r to the coast. They left by Tuesday's train for Vancouver.  Tesnis Club Election���Monday  evening next a meeting of the members  of the Phoenix Tennis Club will be  held at the' office of Dr. Boucher,  Bank block, for the election of officers  for the season. A full attendance is  requested. Work has been staited on  the putting ol the courts of the club  in order for the season's play.  Ei.ectld Managers���A congregational meeting of St. Andrews Presbyterian church  was held Monday evening, and the  following were elected  on the board  of managers:     Josiali  Stirrett, R. A.  Scott,   Ceo.   E.   Dey,  Isaac Ciawford, J. AV.   Hannani, and  A. P. M'.'Kenzie.   W. J. Patterson and  A. P. McKenzie were chosen as  lay  delegates   to   the  special   Presbytery  meeting, held here Tuesday.  New Pasior for Phoenix���At the  Methodist Conference of British Columbia, held last week at Vancouver,  Rev. G. R. B. Kinney, who has been  heie for ihe last year, was given charge  of the chuich at Langley in Westminster district, and Rev. D. \V. Scott was  transferred to Phoenix. The changes  are expe. ted to take effect early in  June.  Variety the Maxim���Variety is  the maxim of the performance of "Too  Rich to Marry," which will be at the  Mineis' Union Hall, Thursday, June  12. In the list of spec ialty artists whose  pleasing songs and dances are given  during the intermissions between the  acts, as well a? during the performance  of the comedy, can be found names of  some of the best "known vaudeville  people of the country. They were  especially engaged to appear with the  "Too Rich To Marry" company.  J. A Scoit, a barber of Cascade,  who at one lime resided in Phoenix,  reeehily disappeared, and it, is now believed that his remains oie at the bolt  torn of Kettle river, from tho effects of  alchoholism.  V. L. Co* k and .family, who  have  been s|>cudii)g some time at   Halcyon  Spiings, returned Saturday,..much, in ���  pioved in''health.    While  theie Mis.  Cock had the misfortune to  slip  and  fall, requiring medical attendance,  E. W: Matthews,  of  R. G. Dun &  (Co.'s Meichantile Agency, was in   the  city Monday.,   The  office at  Nelson  has been closed, and   Mr   Matt liens  will   hereafter  have   headquarters  at  Vancouver, visiting the uppei country  twice each year.  |ohn A. Coijell, of Giand Forks,  well known throughout the Boundary,  who enlisted in the Canadian Mounted Rifles last winter, writes that the  climate in South Africa where he is  stationed,.is delightful. Up to the  date of u'i king he had not run into  any J'tfr.s,      , <  Hoaiebojd Goods for Sale.  The   household   goods   of   D.  H.  Duncansoii are for sale.    Can be seen  at the Golden  Crown   mine.    List of  gobds and prices at the Pioneer office.  ���'.':.''.'-.';.'.'For Sale.  Three stoves, bedroom suite, rockers, tub, curtain fixtures, couch and  other household furniture. Apply at  once 10 Rev. Jcbn M. Millar at the  manse.:   ������'  > j  ,,  The city of Giand   Forks  wants to  use Settle riverfor drainage purposes,  W whcie 10 buy the% "w  tjjjt Well to makeslohgstory yL  fay    short, we keep them     itj/  'W in all sizes and  IJ one costi g $1  to.  \ ihe advanced student, costing ;$  /|V from $8, $10 and upwards.      /j\  /A We keep the well-known h'u��tii  '���'x . Kodnk�� and curry a Complete liu  \   PIIOTOC.RAl'HIC SUfPLlMS     Call  I  Odd pieces of furniture  make your home more comfortable. A luxury you can  enjoy at all seasons.  CLARK & BINNS  FURNITURE DEALERS  have'just what you want most.  FOR RENT  Double Dwel'linK 1J,;,,���,,       ,  per month. >.������"���'���"���15  Three roomed Iioiiw*| ific  Houses in N. V. T0�����Jilu  Lower town to rent, m  lAiiii!\nt: House.  (������^������������������������������,  cost..'. From   ... ,  those  for r.l\>  und sec for youriclf.  Niellfw/IJift  IV  t  ili    KN'Oll 1111,1. AVlt  m  I'llOKNIX, II. C.  WADDS BROS.  Artistic Photographers  OF VANCOUVER AND'NELSON j  City and District Notes  Unloaded Machinery���Foreman  Wm. Foi rest came up from Cascade  Saturday with three men to unload the  three cars of machinery that has arrived for the Cascade Water, Power &  Light Co., for the sub-station soon to  be erected here. The big cases were  placed in the Hunter Kendrick warehouse.    Work on the sub-station  will  ��� l  begin before long.  One Stage Line Now���LastSatui-  day Collins & McQuaid sold out their  Greenwood stage line to Adolph Circu,  who,has been operating an opposition  line for a month or two. The stage  now leaves for Greenwood twice daily,  in the moining and afternoon. Today  two trips will be made to accommodate  the large numbei who wish' to attend  the Greenwood celebration.  Have Confidence���Railway contractors who have completed grading  on the Jim Hill line to Republic, are  now encamped at Curlew, where the  survey to Midway, Greenwood and  Phoenix branches off. They claim to  have had a straight tip that active construction to this the chief shipping  camp of the Boundary, or of the entire  province, will soon be under full headway.  Left for Denver���H; W. Towns,  representing Phoenix Miners' Union  No. 8, and M.H.Kane, of Greenwood  Miners' Union, took Tuesday's train  for Denver, Colo., to attend the annual  convention of the Western Federation  of miners, the deliberations of which  begin next Monday. It is expected  that 250 delegates, representing different union's west ofthe Mississippi river,  will be in attendance.  Injured at the Knob Hill���Last  Friday evening Richard Silverthorne, j  who has been employed off and on at  the Granby mines for the last fom  years, was the victim of a premature  blast in the No. 6 raise of the Glory  Hole of the Knob Hill mine. His left  leg was broken and crushed, and was  also badly lascerated by flying ore. He  was taken to his home on Second St.,  where he is receiving the best of attention. The company's surgeon, Dr.  Boucher, states that he is doing as well  as could be expected.     Silvertfiorne  A. C. Flume* felt, .assistaut- manager  of the Granby Co., has gone to Monti eal  Monday the C. P. R. gang finished  laying the steel for the Snowshoe compressor .* pur.  Have you seen that high class oho-  tographing done by Wadds Bros.',  Martin block?  W. L. Ross and son Guy returned  Wednesday from an overland trip to  the Similkameen.  Wm. Hunter, of the Wm. Hunter  Co., Ltd., was over from his Nelson  store last Saturday.  Grand Foi ks had an average attendance of 134 in the public school for  the month of April.  If you need something fine in photographing, see Wadds Bros., at the Martin block today or tomorrow.  Lessons in music will be given on  Piano or Organ at reasonable terms by  Mrs. E. C. Keith,- Dominion Ave.  Last week's sale by the ladies of the  Piesbyterian church brought in veiy  close to $200. The expenses were  about 535.  Grand Forks is making great preparations for the celebration on Dominion Day, and promises to outdo  all pievious efforts.  Wm, Tomhnson, bookkeeper at the  Snowshoe mine, started yesterday for  a trip to Spokane for a week, to take a  well earned vacation.  Gieenwood now has' two tennis  clubs, the Rambler and the Greenwood, both of which are getting ready  for the season's sport.  " The highest water for eight years or  more visited Grand Forks late last  week, and the main streets were under  water for a day or two.  .���'.Tom Corner, who has been in this  camp for three yeais, left Tuesday lor  a visit to his old home at Georgetown,  Out.    He will return in th*. fall.  Wadds Bros., photographers, aredo.-  ing some of the finest work yet seen in  the Boundary. See them at the Martin block, Dominion avenue. They  return to Nelson Monday.  Alderman Bradley left Monday for  atrip to the coast. He may not return  in which case an . election would be  necessary^to fill his place in the city  council from the East ward.  Another shipment of stationery was  received by the Job Department of  the Pioneer this week from Toronto.  Bear ihis in mind when needing anything of the best in the printing line.  H. S. Turner, of the Grand, Forks  Evening Sun, has gone to labelling  near Fife, on Christina lake.: .His  partner, Mr. Evans, now weilds the  pen and paste brush on the evening  luminary.  Announcement is made in Green.-  wood of the marriage, to occur in June  of E. G. Warren, the well known man  THE PEOPLES  CASH STORE  DOMINION AVEN'l'K, PHOENIX, Ii. C.  Groceries  Produce  A Clean, Fresh and Select  Stock of Eatables at I/west  Cost. Read your profits in  the Prices.  Hardy-McKeiizie Block.  'Phoue 61.  WILL be at Studio iri'Mar-  tin block, Phoenix, over  Sunday (May 25th) Only j��j��  Call and Examine our High  Class wo:*k.."*."*Sunday hours  9 a. m . to 4 p. m.  #-  I  I  JUST ARRIVED  $1000  Worth of  Consisting of  5..j  The'lCates't London and  New.. York Novelties. A  First-Class Fit Guaranteed or no sale. An inspection invjted.   :::::::::::  R. HORRELL,  "Bob, the Tailor".  Knob Hill. Avenue.  ��-�����.���$  MINERS9 UNION HALL gg  AN EXTRAORDINARY ENGAGEMENT  THURSDAY, JUNE 12th, 1902  THE LAUGHING COMEDY SENSATION  "Too Rich to Marry."  A ROARING. ROLLICKING, SCREAMING COMEDY  With an Interesting Plot.  We arc |nUlil!KOli the  ii'iuk't fur llf ilrst  lime a,...'..  PROPRIETARY  MEDICINE.  ....we can cuaranlee  'in every detail. Me-  Kenzie's  Compound  Extract of Sar-  saparilla with  Ttunloi'k anclfmliile of  Pohipt-itini. 'I his uieil-  jt'ine will d�� nil we nay  or money    refunded.  We Have Confidence in  this  j REI0& CO. g  j Painters-" Decorators  �� Indoor   and  Outdoor  Work  J Promptly Done with pure lead  i* and oil.    Paper Hanging and  ^ Kalcimimng. 3  '1 Luvc .Your Onim ��t Bdlcvuc   Hot.!.      f*  |  PHOENIX, B. C.    J  FOR SALE  Donl'lt* dwelling lioime. ' ' I  Also min line relit t'ltniiiii; urn,, '  .   eriv... b ��� ul'-l  We have come jjooil LaruuhiR ,��� (  lots in ull parts of,town. <  FIBE, LIFE and     i  i  accident!  INSURANCE  MCMTHUR & MONK,  AGENTS        j  . ���\p...Box,j3.j V.lkN. ������'|,���llfi.SJ'j  -j*  as we know   all  Preparation,  about it.  ItaetH direct on'tliediir.-r-  cut oruaiM of the Ixxl; ��� .  vitiiliitititf cHCh, In Tuct it  r in <i life stiver. 100 <iofle.��i  fwr loo centH. .More next  week.  A,P.McKENZIE  DRUGGIST    ,  Hardy-McKenzie '- lick,     I'lioeuix, II. C  MAIL CONTRACT.  Scaled Tender", aildreMol to the I'tulmini  Gciier&l, will be received at Ottawa uiilll ma, '  ou Friday tlie joth Mny, (or the cumryina i  Her Majesty'" Mail* oil n' iiruponcd cuiitruiti.  four year*), twelve time* twr week inch ��jy, |��.  tween tlie Phoeuix I'oxt Oilier and Columbia irt  Wcnteni Railway atntlim; from the 1st Jolynti!,  Printed notice" containing further iiifurm��>:i  an tocolidltioil" ofpro]><>sed coiurnct may tie ��m  and lilauk form" of Tender mny, he uhKinaJt  the J'oxl Office of Phoenix and ot this (.(Dec.  1*0*1 Office Inspector's Office i \V. II.DOKXu  Vancouver, II. C. >       I'uM Offin  lBin April, 1901.  IlHIKCUK.  d. w. Mcdonald  Job Work Promptly Attended to.  Phoeuix street (Hack ofPostblliceO  Plumbinj!  & Tinnin-i  Phoenix, B.C  THE GRANBY EXCHANGE  Har-jess Slop, Saddle aid Horse Fittings  . SJECOHD HAND ST0i?E IN CONNECTION.  We respectfully solicit jour   pntroniiRe.    Buy  ,        anything���sell every hiitg.  O.N-   TIIK  BRinaB-Ol'FOfiirB   MC     ILI.AN    BlXCK  A DELICIOUS BREAKFAST 1EA]  direct from the grower to the corstmcr  -,m  vi  rt��  G.W. RUWBERGER,  msmmm^m  AGENT FOR DOMINION COPPER COMPANY'S ADDITION.  *J?Js  PHOENIX has a Greater record for sliipmeiits than any other camp in HrHisli Columbia  for igor. The Boundary shipments for 1901 aggregated 380,000 tons of Gold-Copper  ore.    No citv has a brighter future than Phoeuix.  OWN YOUR OWN HOME Residence property in all parts ofthe City at low figures and monthly payments.    Houses for Rent.    Good opportunities for investment.  Addre^ G. W. RUMBERGER.  . Dominion Avenue? Phoenix. B. C.  ager of the Greenwood Electric Light  ,      , , ,   ,.    . ,Co-' Ltd-�� and JMiss Hirsch, also of  has charge of the blasting at the point I Greenwood,  The WM. HUNTER GO., Ltd.  ^ Dry Goods, Hoots and Shoes, Clothing, Gents' Fiiniisliiiigs.  For Men  HOOTS i  SHOES,  nd  UP-TO DATE SPECIALTIES.  {Reduced Prices, 56c and 75c, on S,ale at McKenzie Drug Store.  HATS,  CAPS,  CLOIHING,  ���SHIRTS,.-'.-'  COLLARS,  TIES,  UNDERWEAR.  BELTS  In Large  Variety.  j*5  Goods  For Infants and Children  WHITE   WASH    HA IB       '  AND  BONNETS......  For Ladies  BLOUSES  WRAPPERS-  House Furnishings  CARPETS, CUR TAINS,  FLOOR OIL CLOTH,  TABLE COVERS, ETC.  GLOVES  HOSIERY  LACES  RIBBONS  UNDERWEAR  BOOTS ;iiid  SHOES  In Liirgc  Variety.  -��� x  Dominion Avenue, Phoenix, B. C.  S*J  \u  -���������  ���s^J^

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