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The Phoenix Pioneer Nov 22, 1902

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 ���m���������m��B��mii�� �����������)����������������� jbmiwiiiiimiiimihuih*  &L*~\.  r  Boundary Mines Sent  Out 390,000 Tons of  Ore in J 901. ** ��s*  <?  >*Z_P  Phoenix is the Centre  and Leading Mining  Camp of Boundary,  Vol.. IV.  Devoted to the Interests of the Boundary Mining: District.  PHOENIX,   BRITISH COLUMBIA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22,   .902.  No  2.  Wanted! Your 1st of Decern-  berorocTS.  For the reason that prices are the lowest  and quality of goods the best.  Just a few straight figures that are convincing:  No I Granulated Sugar, $5.25 per 100 lbs.  Kelly's Snowdrift Hungarian Flour, $1.25 per sack.  "     Rolled Oats, 30c per sack  Creamery Butter, in 10, 14 and 28 lbs., 25c per lb.  ' Standard Oil Co.'s Pearl Oil, $2.00 per tin  Famous Ashcroft Potatoes, $1.00 per sack  Oiir stock of Christmas Grd=  ceries is complete ��� Raisins,  Currants, Peels, everything  for the Xmas Cake and Plum  Pudding.  We have arriving by express each week  '**      Ffrcsh Smoked Fish-  Salmon, Halibut, Bloaters, Kippers.  '   ���  Next week we will have New Naval Oranges, Japanese Oranges, New Almonds and London Layer  Raisins.  PLANNING  "FOR 6 MORE  Granby Will Then Have Ten  Blast Furnaces.  TWO NEXT YEAR AND FOUR IN 1904  Boundary Mining Notes.  When Ibeae Improvemenlg Are Completed, (far  flranby Smeller Will be one of Large*!  on Ibc Continent.  The Spokane-newspaper men of late  have been after J. P. Graves,  general  manager of the Granby Co., and have  elicited some interesting things.     Ac-  coiding to the reports, Mr. Graves made  the .statement that his company is getting ready to  install   two  more  blast  furnaces  at  the  reduction   works   al  Grand Forks, which will be added some  time this winter or next spring.    This  will make six furnaces altogether. But  in additiun to this, the company is also  planning to put in four more  of these  furnaces the following year, which   will  give the concern a combined capacity  of ten furnaces, making it  one  of the'  most extensive smelters on the American continent, capable, of handling between 4,000 and 5,000 tons of oreeach  24 hours.  The machinery plant now being installed he;e at the mines, when completed and in running order about the  1 st of Ferbraury next, will be capable  of breaking down 5,000 tons of ore  per day. This includes the 60-drill  compressor and the large oie crusher,  the latter only awaiting the coming of  the electric current from Cascade to  start crushing on Knob Hill ore, at  the rate, if needed, of 3,600 tons daily.  About 200 men are employed at the  Mother Lode mine and smelter.  Some 6c men are employed at the  It. C. mine, Summit camp, and shipments of two or three cars of ore daily  are made. ,  Next week the Emma mine, Summit camp, will ship irormihe new ore  bins, now being completed, arid will  probably double the ^present output of  ore.    ��� ������ ���" ,'! ':'.'���'  The new furnace Tor the Sunset  smelter, at Boundary kails, was manufactured in Spokane.- It is expected  to be ready for blowing in about the  middle of December.  TO INCREASE  THE OUTPUT  HOSPITAL BALL PREPARATIONS.  Snowshoe Now  in Shape to  Double Shipments.  IMPROVEMENTS ARE STILL GOING ON  Lcrge Ore Dins In Course of Erection, as Well  as Gallows Frame for Ibe ISO Horse  Power Electric Hoist.  A strike has been reported on the  Riverside group of claims, located on  the east side ol the North Fork, about  live miles from Grand Forks, and the  owners, Capt. Bentley and Jos. ..Pounder, will shortly commence shipping  oie to the Granby smelter.  The little town of Fife, on Christina  lake, will shortly have a payroll of $4,-  000 per month. A gang of men is being emplojed there to get out lime  to be used as a flux at'the Trail smel-  tei. Thos. Price, the owner of the  quarries, has given a ten year lease  on them.  !���  LOCAL JOTTINGS  TABLE OF ELEVATIONS.  I Giving  Melfht of  Points in  Koolenay  and  Boundary.  The following table, prepared : from  data from the'Department of the Interior, at Ottawa, for the most part,  shows the elevation of many ofthe important points and mining camps in  the Kootenay and in the Boundary:  FEET  Camp McKinney (estimated)  Cascade   Cranbrook   Eholt   ..    ["ernie ....    ���.  Grand Forks   Greenwood    .........;...  ' Kamloops ...... ���'..  Kaslo  ...........        Midway   Nakusp ..... .'.........'   Nelson .  New Denver   'hoenix   Revelstoke  ...i:   Rubson ....-.   Rossland ..   I Sandon  5,000  1.587  3.oi4  3,096  3.302  1,700  2,300  1,166  ���>752  J.9'3  '.3S4  M3'  1,761  4,690  1.503  1,419  3.46i  3.4SS  Silverton    1,761  When you are ready to place your  monthly order for ���  Groceries.  We will  not be undersold, and  our stock is the very best.  There will be something of special interest to you in this  space next week.  Slocan City..  rail   Ymir ;.......  Christina lake .  Kootenay lake .  Okanogan lake  1,761  '.364  2.950  '.595  1.735  1.' 3s  Osoyoos lake          S60  Slocan lake    1,755  Shuswap   lake.    ','36  Bought the Business.  I ast Monday papers were signed by  which E. H. Mortimer, of Greenwood,  purchased the insurance and agency  business of McArthur & Monk, of this  city, and Mr. Mortimer at once took  possession. Mr. Mortimer has been  for years associated with the Bealey  Investment and Trust Co., at Greenwood, and is thoroughly familiar with  the duties which he has undertaken  here. He will keep the same offices  that have been occupied by McArthur  & Monk for nearly three years.  There Is No Comparison.  The Nelson Tribune is proud of its  province and says  with  good  reason:  "British Columbia has good laws  and  its people are generally prosperous as the  people of any other section of the   Pacific Coast.    No section of Canada or  ol the United States with a population  of less than 200,000 has as many thriving towns  as  British   Columbia  has.  The State of Washington  has no town  of 5,000 population that will  compare  in any respect   with either  Nelson   or  Rossland.  One dozen small spring chickens for  sale for $5. Mrs. \V. B. Willcox, cor.  Second St, and Grey Eagle Ave.  The Lord's Day Alliance, of Grand  Forks, proposes to hold public meetings  monthly.  Tomorrow morning Rev.JasperHai d  will occupy the pulpit of the Presbyterian church.  IV. J Goepel, provincial government  auditor, was in Greenwood on official  business last week.  J. P. Graves and H. N. Galer, of  the Granby Co., spent .Thursday and  Friday.in the city.  Albin's News Depot is the place to  call for the choicest smokes to be had  in the Boundary.  ���E. P. Shea, of the: Bellevue hotel,  left for a two weeks' trip, last Tuesday,  for Spokane and Butte.  Alderman Harry Sheads is acting  mayor of Grand Forks while Mayor T.  W. Holland is taking another trip east.  Alderman Graham, Sandy Mcintosh  and Joe M. Taylor returned Tuesday  from a hunting trip up the West Fork,!  having secured three deer. j  J. N. Greenshields, Representing  Mackenzie &��� Mann, and himself an  official of the Sunset smelter management, arrived in Greenwood early this  week.  Paul Johnson, manager ofthe Greenwood smelter, has been visiting Spokane in connection with the proposed  addition of some further facilities for  the smelter.  Progress is being made in the construction of the branch pole line from  the Cascade power sub-station in Phoe^  nix to the new 60-drill compressor  house and the large ore crusher.  A. C. Mesker, who has been acting  as trainmaster of the Boundary railway  in the absence of I. S. Lawrence, is  again acting as conductor on the run  to Nelson, Mr. Lawrence having returned.  Julius Mueller, proprietor of the  Phoenix brewery, has been seriously il)  for a couple of weeks, and will probably  take a trip next week to WhiteSulphui  Springs, Montana, as he is now almost  able to travel.  Win. J. Brewer, of New York, president of the Ollalla Copper Mining &  Smelter Co., expects to visit Phoenix  in a few weeks, with some eastern capitalists, en route to the company's properties at Ollalla.  Geo. Hering, district deputy grand  master, of Rossland, accompanied by  James H. Schofield, grand superinten-  ent Trail lodge A. F. & A. M., were  visitors to King Edward Lodge lasi  Monday evening.  Copper authorities predict a rise in  price to 13 or 14 cents. A difference ol  1 cent per pound means $10,000,000  on the yearly output of the world's  mines, and $6,000,000 on the production of American mjnes.  An Qn-inge lodge was to be organized in Grancil Forks last night, followed  by a banquet. Organizer Toye, ofthe  Loyal Orange Association, and Provincial Grand Secretary Bradley were lo  be the instituting officers.  Substantial   improvements   at   the  Snowshoe mine are still theorder of the  day, although the same sort  of thing  has   now. been  going   on   for many  months.   Work on the new ore bins,  located on the new side track, is  now  being actively pushed, as the lumber is  beginning to arrive, after many delays.  These ore bins will have a .capacity ol  some 3,000 tons, and  will  be 75 feet  long, 52 feet high and about 20 feet in  width.    With the gallows   frame  now  being built ovei the main shaft,   close  to 200,006 feet of timber will be used  in the improvements now under way.  The gallows frame, on which work  is also being prosecuted, will be 55 feet  in height, while the building that will  enclose the "electric hoist will be 25x35  feet 111 size. The hoist itself Will arrive  from Rossland as soeh as everything  is prepared for it.  At present there.are 70  men on the  Snowshoe   payroll,   and   the  mine is  sending out an average ol   150 tons of  ore daily, being sent to boththe Mother  Lode and Sunset smelters on Boundary  creek.    It was expected that this week  would make a  record   for  shipments,  but owing to the delay of the C. P. R.  in furnishing cars, it will not be as large  as hoped for.    The total, however,   is  above 1,20b tons';  which is  excellent  for this mine.    If the  smelters could  take more ore,   the   shipments could  easily be doubled  without   increasing  the force of men now employed.   In a  few weeks the Sunset   smeltei  will be  operating another furnace, and then the  ore shipments can be increased.   Some  time next "year, in all   probability, the j  Snowshoe will have a re'duction   plan!  of its own, this being one  of the  important matters that will come  before  the board of directors for consideration  at the annual meeting to  be   held in  I London next month,  Three shifts of miners are at work  deepening the 'main' working shaft of  the Snowshoe, a depth .of 335 feet  having now been attained. A drift  is also being run from the ore bin level  towards the main shaft, and a raise  will be made lo the surface at a point  near the collar of the main shaft. "This  will be used as a pocket, into which  the main shaft skips will dump the ore J  as it is raised, which can then be trammed to the ore bins without extra hand-j  ling.  This week the No. 3 souih ore bin  level raise was completed to the glory  hole, or surface working, which now  makes three of these raises at this  point in the mine, and greatly facilitates the getting out of ore from this  part of the property.  Ladles   Prepose  to   Make   Second  Annual  Event a Great Success.  Tuesday afternoon a meeting of the  Hospital Ladies' Aid Society was held  at thercsidetiC' of Mrs. W. J.   Porter,  on Ihooklyn avenue, for  the  purpose  of making arrangements for the second  annual ball to be given by them for the  benefit of the I'hoenix General;. Hospital.     It was decided to give the ball  on the evening of .Thursday, December  11 th, at Miner's Union Hall.  , ������   ,  The following committees Were, appointed:  Music,  Mrs.  W.  J.  Porter  and Mrs. F. L. Cock; printing, Mrs. J.  B.   Boyle;   refreshments,... Mrs.  \Vrh.  Laird, Miss Oxley, Mrs. J. A.  Mori in  and Mrs. J.  B Boyle.    :  The price of tickets has been   placed  at the figure used last year, namely, $2,  including supper for lady and   gentleman;..:. ',"i'V': '".'���', ���'  : 'Ihe hospital is greatly in, need   of  furnishings, especially for the operating  room, and as die ladies   made  such a  success of the ball for the same purpose  last year,  they  will   doubtless  do as  well this year with   the  proper co operation.    The  next   meeting will  be  held at the home  of Mrs. J. B. Boyle  next Tuesday afternoon, at 2.36  C.P.  R. time, and ah  urgent   invitation   is  extended to all the ladies   in   Phoenix  to be present and assist  in  this  rriost  commeridable'object.  STILL LACK  OF COKE  But Third Furnace  Will be  Started.  GRANBY OFFICIALS HERB THIS WEEK  Have Ten Days' Coke Supply, and Hope for  More-Notified that Michel Strike Has  Been Adjusted.  NOTICE.  We have this day sold our general  agency business to E. H. Mortimer,  late of the Bealey Investment Co., ol  Greenwood, B. C., who will conduct it  in the future 'ind to whom all agency  collections will be payable at his office  Graves William block,  McArthur & Monk.  Dated Nov. 1 7, 1902.  FREE ENTERTAINMENT.  But it Will Doubtless Be a Good One, Nevertheless. '  Next Friday Phoenix will have something new in   the  entertainment line,  in   that  there  will   be  no  admission  charge, but from the programme below  it will be an   interesting affair,  nevertheless.    Rev.  Thos.  Green,   B.   A.,  pastor of the local   Methodist church,  has  prepared a programme    for,  the  occasion,   which 'he teims a Pastor's  Concert.   It will be given at   Hardy-  McKen/.ie hall on the evening of November 28th, free of charge, coin'menc-  ing at  7.30 o'clock, C,   P.   R.   time.  Tickets can  be had for the asking  of  the pastor after the evening service at  the Methodist church tomorrow, or at  any time subsequent to that. Ghildern  will be admitted without tickets if accompanied by their parents. A free-will  offering Will be taken to defray expenses.     The following is the programme:  PART I.  Chairman's Remarks. .Rev. J.D.P.Knox  Instrumental Solo .Mrs.,E.- C: Keith"  Tenor Solo . '.... ..Rev. T. Green  Violin Solo. ���;... .T. H. Hudeon  Vocal Solo. .Mrs.F.J.White.G'and Forks  Recitation.. ..LoloBennett, Nelson B.C.  Soprano Solo Mis. Eaton  PART II.  Giraphophone Selections .... Jos. Merry  Soprano Solo Mrs. F. J. White  Recitation Lolo Bennett  Buss Solo  Geo. D. Turner  Whistling Solo  Ward Lowrie  Recitation Wilbur Greer  -'olo Lolo Bennett  Tenor Solo....... ... Rev. T. Green  Accompanist   Mrs. W. L. Ross  National Anthem.  After all it seems that the Granby  Co. will not be able to put the eh.ttire  smelting plant in blast this week. The  power from Cascade is not quite ready,  but equally important is the fact   that  the coke troubles   of the Boundaiy  smelters are not yet over.     As a matter of fact, it is difficult to accumulate  much of any supply  over and  above  the daily needs.    At the Granby smelter there is now a supply that will last  three furnaces some ten days, or about  1,500 tons, and as  the  water in   the  North Foik'of Kettle  river has . how  risen a little, it is the intention to put  the  third furnace   in  operation   in  a  few days,  and   shortly   thereafter  the  fourth may also be running. ' But for  the present it all depends on the  coke  supply.  The smelter officials received notice  this week that the strike of the coal  miners at Michel, in the Crow's Nest,  had been adjusted, and they are now  in hopes that there will be no further  trouble from this score.  .  General Manager Graves, accompanied by H. N. Galer, of Grand Forks,  came in on Wednesday's, train on official business. Asked as to the coke  situation, Mr. Graves said:  "The fact of the matter is that the  demand by the"smelters of Biitish Columbia is gieater than the coke supply  in Fast Kootenay coal fields, the only  source from which we can get.it toad-  vantage. All the smelters are doing  the best poasible under the circumstances, but at the present rate they  cannot possibly accumulate a reserve  of any amount. We are all ready to  blow' in our two idle furnaces, making  four in all, but have been hampered'both by lack of power and lack of  coke. However, we will start another  furnace early next week, and trust that  not_only will we be able.to get sufficient coke for the three, but will be enabled to put the fourth in blast in a  short time."  Three furnaces in blast means average ore shipments from the Phoenix  mines of 1,000 tons per'day, and four  furnaces will require about 1,500 tons  daily.  Take advantage of this fine weather  and have that picture made now; then  we can finish and deliver it in lime  for the Xmas holiday presents. Mil.  ner, at the tent, Dominion Ave.  If your eyes cause uneasiness watch  lor the visit of Geo. L. Pedlar, Specialist.  Some of the best views of Phoenix  and its mines were recently taken by  Milner, the local photo artist. They  can be had at McKensie's   ditig store.  She Could Not Dance.  A certain clergyman who had often  urged an old woman in his parish to go  to church, so far prevailed upon her  that she attended one Sunday morning.  She attended and by some mischance  got into a pew belonging to a regular attendant. The verger went to her and  beckoned to her to come out. At the  same instant the harmonium commenced playing, whereupon the old lady,  shaking her head at the verger, said;  "It's nae use asking me���you mun'g.t  somebody else, as ah can't dance."  Phoenix Lodge No. 2S, Knights  of  Pythias, will hereafter meet at 7.30 p.m.  Granby time, instead of standard time  as heretofore.  A. L. White has resigned the secretaryship of the Granby company in  order to attend to his brokerage duties  in New York. He has been succeeded by R. R. Macauley, formerly assistant secretary, of Montreal, where the  head office is located.  Pushing for Business.  The Nelson Daily News, F. J.  Deane, publisher, is reaching out to  extend its growing circulation, and is  deserving of the success it is enjoying.  Here is the bright way Bro. Deane puts  it to prospective subscribers:  Don't you want to read the news of  the day while it is news? You will  find; it in the Daily News, Kootenay's  live daily, published at Nelson, B. C,  at 50 cents per month by mail. Can  be had also of your local newsdealer  on day of publication.  The follow  BOUNDARY ORE SHIPMENTS.  "S tabic give, the ore shipments or Boundary mines lor .900, Tor 1901 and  3rtf*il trv t ltta  Dlma..:.   m  *  Granby Mines, Phoenix   I Snowgliue, "  Brooklyn, "  Tor 1902, as reported to the I'hoenix Pioneer  1900  ......     04,633    297  , ,,    ,          150  Mother Lode, Peadwood  5 3411  [Sunset, '��� .......'.   Morrison, "  '"  B.C. Mine, Summit...,.!...'.!...'   10,494  K. Bell., ���<  Knima, u      "'   Winnipeg,     Wellington...  Golden Grown,       "  Athelstan,              "  Kills Solomon, W.Copper..  No. "Mine,            Central..  I City of Paris, "     .  Jewel,              Long Lake...  Ciirmi,              West Fork..  Providence,     Providence..  Ruby,      Boundary Falls  Miscellaneous   1,070  2.250  1,200  2,000  ItiO  Total, tons   'irnnliy PineUer treatment, tons  3,230  99,730  02.387  1901  231,702  1,731  09,034  802  150  47,405  500  050  1,040  ' 550  875  005  350  890  80  3,450  Tast  Week    .   1902  4,889 208,255  1.200 14,008  3,080  540  510  420  119.532  9,590  10,100  0208  785  02  482  2,175  43  390,000  230.828  11,239 4:fr!,343 E  4,998 2.",.152  Mm.  if!  W  Ill  IP  I  $'  li  ��� 'M  K  ��.���;���*- 'KVs&  ....��� ��� . ��� -"l^, -iwq  mM psh-1  THE PMOENIX Pf ONE^R  Mat  iff; irt$-ja  ' mm  " il  |f'#  li  SM  HKi  hi  8W  sd  iM1  mil  rljo'SSl  St'*'*  ill  sfer  i&li  ��i'  p^s  4  The Phoenix Pioneer.  t&SCKD ON SiTCBDiV BV TUB  PIONEER PUBLISHING CO.  AT PHOENIX. B. C  W. B. WILLCOX. MANAGtR.  W.1..1.-.. ,   I Business office No. 14.  TelephoBU   J Manager1! residence, Ko. 15.  suBScaimoNS in advaxck.  Per Year   Bis Months...  ,..$3.00  .. LIS  .. J.00  To Foreien Oonntriea.......   IOoa are not a subscriber to this paper, this  U ��n invitation to you to become one.  Advertising rate* furnished on application.  Legal notices 10 and 5 cents per line.  Four weekly insertions constitute one month's  ���dvertisini.  abeQ.  1902  NOV.  '  902  San. Mod.  Tnet. Wed. Thu.  Fri.  Sat.  1  . 8  2   3  4      5     6  7  9 JO  n  12 13  14  J5  16 17  18   19 20  21  22  23 24  25 26 27  28  29  j30i,  ���  ONE THlNO THAT WOULD HELP.  It is generally known that British  Columbia mining investments are not  in as much favor in London���the place  of all others where they should be popular���as they, were three or four years  ago. The reason for this state of  affairs is thatwith the collapse of the  Rossland'' mining boom it was found  that, owing to bad management and  stock juggling many shares were good  for little or nothing. Then labor troubles came, and the'old country investor  could not be blamed for growing a  trifle weary. In a word, the schemers  had been mining the public.  Various theories were advanced by  mining men to account for the, com-  paritively speaking,depressed condition  of affairs. Labor conditions, two per  cent ore tax, freight rates, customs  duties, etc were all tiotted out, as the  , ��� collective cause, with the accent on the  two per cent tax.' Government officials came and went, and,'patiently  heard the troubles poured into their  ears. Then they returned to Victoria  and���did nothing, although professing  willingness to aid if possible.  Theroines are still here, and in better shape than ever, with new and pei-  manent shippers being added to the  list each year. The annual production has grown, which is an indication  of what might happen if conditions  were at all favorable. Arid there is  really no reason why the government  should not help in restoring confidence  in the English investors' minds. <  For instance let an order-in-council  be passed suspending the two per cent  , ore tax for say three or four years. The  encouragement to low grade mines���  by far the largest employers of labor  here ��� would be marked. But the  ��� greatest effect would be upon investors  across the water, who would say with  satisfaction, as they loosened their  purse strings, "Look at the British  Columbia government; its members do  believe in encouraging mining after all,  and here is the best proof ot it."  There can.be no doubt of the favorable effect of such a move. Som; of  the premier's advisors are already in  favor of it. It matters not whether  the tax is a burden or not���the investing public thinks so, and if that opinion  could be eradicated, the province, as a  whole, would probably see five dollars  for every one that wouid be lost by the  . suspension of the two per cent tax. In  that case, would not the coast merchant and the interior farmer secure  his share of the incressed trade? Ol"  course they would.  Boards of trade and public bodies  all over the province should take the  matter up. We have the mines, we  have the men and we need the capital  l: 'I'his capital can be had, and if the  Dunsmuir government did this and  thereby brought into the province a  few. of the idle English millions, it  would be everlastingly to its credit.  the hauling of ore. Last year this  railway took in sufficient from one company alone���the Granby���to pay interest on its bonded indebtedness on  the Boundary railway and pay for the  entire equipment of the line besides.  All other items from all other mines  and sources, including miscellaneous  freight, passenger, express, telegraph,  etc., were clear profit.  The mine owners of the Boundary  have been continually after lower freight  rates, and gradually the C. P. R. has  been meeting them in this direction.  Today ore freights are less than one-  hall the figure that prevailed not very  long ago. If, as unders'bod, the C. P.  R. is charging the Granby Co. only  32^ cents |��r ton for the hauling ol"  ore nearly 30 miles, and if the Mother  Lode mine is paying but 15 cents per  ton to get its ore to the srrelter, it  would appear that the C.P.R. is making some effort to meet the mine owners of the Boundary, and give them a  chance to make a dollar or two occasionally, especially with the low pi ice of  copper now prevailing.  We do not say that thisis pure philanthropy on the part of the C. P. R.,  as that company's officials doubtless  have an eye on James J. Hill and the  low grades on his railway which he is  building into the Boundary ��� which  means that Mr.. Hill can haul greater  loads at less ex|>ense than can the C.  P. R. Nevertheless, the C. P. R. has  made reductions that are most welcome,  even if there is still room for lower rates,  which will doubtless follow in due time.  + ����**�� a iMtHtsn* ��*���������>�� ���,��!>���  L.  B. G MINING  "Siftons pets," the Doukhobers, do  not seern to be as popular as they were,  even at Ottawa.  Sir. Win. Mulock is now busy re-  ceiving banquets on the surplus this  year, for the first time, in the posloffice  department. Wonder if the newspap  ers of Canada did not contribute this  surplus.  The Boer delegates who have tour  ing Canada are now on the deep,'blue  Pacific ocean, on the way to Australia  to study conditions. They evidently  wish to see the countries where the  sturdy fighters in the late war came  from.  H. C. Killeen, the government road  inspector, was not lost,' strayed or  stolen after all. He was merely waiting till snow fell on the West Fork, so  that the work of completing that important link could be conscientiousl)  postponed till next spring-  The Ft. Steele Prospector and Revelstoke Mail would like to see freight  reights riduced. Well, so would the  rest of jhe country, but there's mighty  little chance of seeing it to any appreciable extent, especially from the east,  in our day and generation.  The Frank mines are ready to ship  coal.  The Stemwinder mine, at Fairview,  will resume in December.  Only 60 tons of oie were sent out  from Sandon mines last week.  Last week's shipments from Rossland mines amounted to 7,512 tons.  The Slocan district has shipped 25,-  000 tons of ore this year thus far,  An ore chute 12 feet wide has been  struck on the Copper King at Mt.  Sicker.  The Spokane Smelting & Refining  company is to become a purchaser ol  Kootenay ores.  The Giant, on Woodberry Creek,  has been bonded to Sweeny and Stevenson, of Kaslo.  W. A. Galliher, M. P., listened to  the troubles of the silver-lead mineis  at Sandon this week.  Jim Wardner has successfully floated  at St. Paul, the Thunder Hill propeit)  at the head of Fire Valley.  S. S. Fowler, superintendent of the  London and B. C. Gold fields, is an  idvocate of higher tariff on lead.  The Vmir Gold Mines will be iccon-  structed to provide more capital f.<r development by an assessment of 3s per  share.  During this year the Monitor at  Three Forks has been the largest shipper of the non-concentrating Slocan  mines.  A strike showing 200 ozs. silver and  20 per cent zine was made in the lower  tunnel of the Molly Gibson at a vertical depth of 600 feet..  Old Cariboo is again coming to the  front. On the Point Company's claim  on Lightning Creek, $3,000 was taken  out in six days. Some of the old channel wash ran an ounce of gold to the  bucket.  At the annual meeting of the Hall  Mines Co. it was reported that develop-  mei.t work has failed to locate further  ore bodies, and experts advised the  limit of the ore bodies had been reached. The mine was then leased to M.  Davys who had $40,000 of ore in sight.  The smelter paid a profit of $25,000  for the year.  D. J. MATHESON,  INSURANCE AGENT,  FIRE, LIKE, ACCIDENT.  Commissioner for t��UnR Affidavits.  Phoenix, B. C.  % A. SCOTT,  Contractor and Builder.  Estimates Furnished.  PHOENIX, B. C  R. B. KERR,  Barrister and Solicitor,  notary public.  PHOENIX, B. C  King Edward Lodge, U.D.  A. F. and A. M.  Resiilnrcommuiiicatioii S p. m. Sec  oml Thursday ofench month.  Kmergent meetings ascnlleil; Masonic  Hall, Morrison-Anderson Mock.  \V. I..GKRMAINK.  Secretary.  H.L. COCK.  W.M.  Phoenix Federal Labor Union   No. 155-   Meets Thursdays at 8 p. m. at Min-   ers' Union Hall.   KD. nttOWK. 1'ies. AUGUST 1'ILGKR. Sec'y  I  THE OBSERVATORY  Things Talked of at  Home and Elsewhere  GIVE CREDIT WHERE DUE.  There is scarcely a part of Canada  where the C. P. R. does not cut a figure when it comes  to talking about  freight rates, whether it is for the long  or short haul.      And there  is  also  scarcely any part of the  Dominion  where the business men  do ' not feel  that Canada's greatest railway is charg-  ' ing all that the traffic will  bear���and  , often a little more than  it  will  bear,  r Nevertheless, it is only fair to give the  C.P.R.credit when it really deserves it.  In the Boundary country the C. P.  R.'s greatest revenue is, of course, from  A few days ago the Spokane Stock  Exchange closed its doors for good,  having outlived its so-called usefulness.  In seven years stock gambling in Spokane has not been at such a low ebb.  Vet money for legitimate mining propositions is steadily forthcoming.  The provincial government has at  last succeeded in getting its loan for  three and a half millions underwritten  at 92 cents on the dollar. Is not this  expensive for the province? With our  magnificent resources, British Columbia securities should be .worth par or  nearly so.  If Smith Curtis, M. P. P., has gone  back to his old love, Toseph Martin,  as the Rossland Miner asserts, he has  not yet announced it Irom the housetops. They were old tillicums once,  and in the political shake-up, might  get in the same band wagon again,  Quod erat demonstrandum.  President Shaughnessy, of .the C. P.  R., has been talking about the pig lead  that is being taken from British Columbia mines. The first thing we  know he will be talking about mining  blister 'copper also. If these metals  could be laken.trom the earth in the  pure state, we would have little need  of smelters.  The Spokane papers state that J. P.  Graves has purchased control of a  street railwayin that city, and that he  will apply for a franchise to extend the  line considerably. Mr. Graves will  make his son, Clyde M. Graves, manager of the newly acquired electric railway.  It seems pretty evidtn1 that the coal  mineis in East Kootenay have not the  the least idea of what they want Every  few weeks theie is a real or fan> e  grievance, and out they go. In this  connection the Sandon Paystreak remarks:  Mt  "It is about time for the coal miners  of the Crow's Nest Pass to find out what  they want and ask for it or disband  their union and hand in their charter.  The petty, childish strikes which have  been occunng in Morrisseyand Michel  for the past six months are injuring the  miners themselves and discrediting  their cause all over the country. Business is business, and there is no point  to be gained by keeping the country  in a turmoil of uncertainty when no  great principal is involved. The strike  should be a last resort, only adopted  when all other methods fail, and never  invoked when it can be avoided. The  coal miners should go to work at once  or give a good reason for not doing so.  As their case stands now they are sacrificing public sympathy."  PHOENIX AEBIL  NO. 158.  Meetings on Fritla)  a 1 830p.m., Miners  Uni.n Hall.  Visiting   brellirm  cordially invited.  JAMKS MARSHALL, Fre��.    R. T.. DOYD.Secy.  White Cooks and Waiters' Union  No. 124 W. L. U.. of Phoenix.  Meets Tiiopilay  nights, 8;3o o'clock at  Miners' Union Hall.  Miss Losche,  Secretary.  R. I.ORAII,  President.  Those desiring helpapply lo secretary. ���Phoneao  GEORGE GIBSON  SHAVING PARLORS  and BATHROOM.  Graves-William3 Block, cor.  First ami Old Ironsides Ave.  Phoenix. B. C.  JNE.WJL       .  ^ EDITION^  WEKTER^  imtecnational  Dictionary^  A Dlctlonary.of ENGLISH,  Biography, Geography. 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The helping hand of advertising is  always extended to those merchants  who aie ambitious to succeed.  The more you tell the public about  your stoie, your stock, your prices and  your methods the better the results  Irom your advertising.  WHAT EDITORS SAY  Leading Question ��� Canada has  no tariff question worth talking about  except the freight question.���Toronto  Telegram.  Sharp as a Knife���A Chicago merchant has been going about unconcern  ingly for 22 years with a knifeblade in  his brain.    He should be a very sharp  business man,-.-Vancouver World.  Road Tax���Some feeling seems to  have been engendered over the direct  tax levied for commutation of statute  labour. This tax is'the only direct  rate enacted by the Legislature for the  benefit of the municipalities and as it  is not borne by boys or men in advance  years, it is right and just.���Trail News,  One of Canada's great=  est Family Papers  absolutely FREE*  We have marie arrangements with the  publitlierB of the Montreal Family Her  aid and Weekly Star, and with the pub  Ushers of the Toronto Weekly Globe, by  which we can ,ofl'er a purwcriptioii to  either of these greatest Canadian family  weeklies for the balance of 1902  Absolutely Free.  To eve'ry perFon paying 75 cents for a  subscription to the' Phoenix Pioneer for  the balance of 1002, we will have either,  of the above famous weeklies mailed direct without extra charge.  If you are already a paid up subscriber  to the Phoenix Pioneer, on receipt of 75  cents we will send you either of the  above weeklies and extend your Pioneer  three months.  This is no doubt one of the greatest  offers ever made, to Canadians, and the.  pooner it is accepted the more.yon get,  Address now,  PHOENIX PIONEER,  Phoenjx, B. C,  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 ancjriot by  any clique or faction. It is worth $10.00.  It costs only $2.00.   MMITBD -  Represents by I.G.Whltescrc. Nelson. B.C.  Leave Orders at City  Clerk's Office  j*j��j��  PHOENIX, B. G.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that .the part'  nership between myself and B. J. Mo  Quaid having been dissolved, all acounts  due the Palace Livery Stable are payable only to me, and I will settle all  bills against eaid stable.  John. Collins.  Dated at Phoenix, B. C, Sept. 10,1902.  Double spring and mattress for sale  Inquire at the Pioneer Office. A bsirr  gain.  Alhin has a new line of cigars f-!)nt  will suit you to a T.  I P. Pilill*  Phoenix Shoe Shop.  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CLARK & BINNS  FURNITURE DEALERS  have just what you wnnt most.  ��� ����������>��������������������������������������������������������������  THE MILWAUKEE  A familiar name for the Chiraip), Mil  wuukee & St. Paul Riiilway. known all  over the Union as the (Jn-at Wailwa\  running the "Pioneer Limited" trniiif  i#very day and night between fit. Paul  and Chicago, and Ohinha and Chicago.  "The only perfect trains in the woill."  Understand: ConiWtlnnH an; mad.  with AH Transcontinental Linen, angling to passengers Ihe heet service known  Luxurious coachex, electric lightp,Bteun.  heat, of a veiity equaled by 110 othei  line.  See that ynur ticket reads via "Tin  Milwaukee" when going to anv point ii  the United States or Canada. "All ticket  agents sell tliem.  For rates, pjmpliletH or other information, address,  R. L. Ford, H. S. Rowe,  Trav. Pass. Agt., General Agent,  SPOKANE, WN. PORTLAND. OR  NOTICE.  To the Stock-holders of the SimilkA-  meen Valley Coal Com pan v. Limited  and all whom it may concern:  Rec-unt development of the Company's  coal lands and conditions that are now  M���%K..W*'ra.nt,th,e Conwy in notifying all their stock-holders to hold the  price of same farm and at a good figure,  lie Company are not offering Treasury  block at present at any price.  SlMILKAMEKS VaI.LEY COAL Co.,  LTD.  NOTICE.  If you read the  PHOENIX PIONEER,  'i    You'lJ beep posted on  toe Boundary.  r?t>��  '*   JlAfe ���..V.V.  .*+     m   li.fj <JMF 1:    --     * ���'.."����  -a  -.\  "l-IJi  M fT L  1    hi       ���       ���>��� L?��     k  11   r      1 *ii    ��� > f *���   -    ���  , ��|.  -,    1    >v     ,n    ai    - .'��        f  ���  1   .     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You Should Read  The Leading' Weekly  of. the Boundary.  Published iu the Heart of tlic Greatest Gold  Copper belt of British Columbia.  In 1901  the entire Boundary shipped 390,000 tons of ore,  nearly every ton of which was reduced by  BOUNDARY SMELTERS.  Phoenix ramp alone shipped 235,000 tons of ore  last year.  The Pioneer is published every Saturday and  and is sent to any pait of Canada or the United  States for  $^.00  per year���or the rest of the world for $3.00  per  year.    It gives the;  Latest and lost  Reliable fews  U Address with check  of Boundary Mines and Smelters.     It is fearless  and independent, and aims to be  DOWN TO DATE.  Your subscription can begjn at any time.  j  >  PIONEER RIJBLISHINO GO.  '.PHOENIX, B. C  -iLsWis J$  \/t  && Whef-44 Q,iU&  r  'J-,  .ft.'  yri"*-,-,.  '���'. .1  ml ir, I1* THE PHOENIX PIONEER  [ Equitable Life j  "Strongest in the worn"  ;;   Assets $330,568,063.49.  '[   Surplus $70,137,170.01  ;; L. W. MAJOR, Asst. 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That he made good use of his  ���ime, with notebook and pencil, was  evident then, and is still" more evident from the following article ..on  Houndaiy's mines, which recently appeared in his paper:  No mining camps in the Dominion  of Canada are at pieserit attracting  more attention than those of the Boundary district. This district, as its name  implies, is conliuuous to the Unite''  Slates frontier. Like many another  mineralized region of Bijtisb Columbia,  Boundary Creek owed its beginning to  placer mines. As far back as,-tliirty  } eai.s. ogo'$jo,oo6 of gold dust and nug  gets was taken from the cieek; but the  placers did not prove lasting, and the  district was deseited without anyone  giving attention to its giant leads ol  copper, quartz and iron.  The "Boundless Boundary," to use  the epithet which its enormous ore  bodies have won for it, has within the  past two.years come to be regarded as  the most important copper-producing  area in British Columbia. The Boundary mines have this year put out a  greater tonnage than the Rossland  group���306,471, tons to September 6,  as.compared with 217,687 to the same  date at Rossland. '��� For the conveyance  of its ore, the Canadian Pacific Railway received $380,000; or one eighty^  eight part of its entire revenue, last  year, from the Granby ^company, one  of the leading Boundary "coppei companies. The; company's freight bill  thisyear will be about $500,000. The  Boundary ore ..shipments, to date this  year are reported at 315,556; in 1900  the total pro'ductjoiv for the year did  not reach 100,000 tons. The probable  estimate for this year is 475,000  tons.  The "Glory Holts."  I'lioeiiix City, the mining camp ad  joining the Old Ironsides, the Knob  Hill and the Snowshoe mines, stands  at an elevation of 4,600 feetaliove sea  level. The ride on a glorious Septem  ber morning by the four-horse stage  fiom Greenwood, which stands 2,000  feet lower down the valley, is an experience never to be forgotten. The  Granby company quarries its ore from  vast excavations, resembling craters, on  the mountain side. The miners call  these yawning calderas the "Glory  Holes." The ore bodies, have actually  been exposed along a length of 2,00c  (eet, crosscuts have been driven, proving a width of 400 feet, without reaching the facies of contact with thecoun-  try rock, and the diamond drill has  proved the existence ofthe ore at 1,700  feet in depth.  It is no exaggeration to say that  acres of chalcopyrite have been "blocked out." We rambled for about an  hour through the slopes, actually performing thVcircuit of these gigantic  "pillar and stall" blockings. The system of mining is simplicity itself. An  incline adit is driven into the hill; then  a. "raise" is cut upward to an open sur  face quarry, where the ore is blasted  and hurled down the "raise" by its own  weight, to be dumped into tramcars at  the adit level. Costly winding machinery is thus entirely dispensed with,  gravitation performs the whole work of  bringing the ore to the bins for shipment to the smelter.  A Geological Curiosity.  The ore mountain at Phoenix is a  geological curiosity. The first tunnel  was opened on May 22, 1S98; the first  tramload of ore left the camp on July  11, 1900; and since then the Granby  company alone has sent over half a  million tons to its smelter at Grand  Forks. As development proceeds, the  real nature-of the deposit has been  slowly revealed. A tational estimate  last year placed the ore in sight at 54,  000,000 tons; but, stupendous as this  total is, Mr. Williams, the manager,  told me that this summer's excavations  and surface-stripping work warranted  I,im in raising the estimate to the almost incredible figure of 70,000,000  tons.  ��� Needless to say, the ore is extremely  low-grade; but it is practically self-fluxing, and what with the cheap method  of quarrying and the fluxible nature of  the ore, the whole cost of treatment  from crude vein-stuff to matte has been  brought down to $2.50 per ton, or even  lower���the lowest hitherto attained on  the American continent.  The opening of this wonderful field  is largely Rowing to Canadian enterprise. In the first instance the Canadian Pacific Railway rendered exploitation possible by constructing the  Columbia & Western Railway, a line  about 100 miles long ovei a rugged,  mountainous country, from Arrow Lake  westward. This was a piece of truly  daring enterprise, as few mining experts  three yeais ago ever dreamed of the  latent mineral wealth of Boundary  Creek. The Granby company, which  has done most of the pioneer work, is  a Canadian coiporation; but an American company operates the Mothei  Lode, another of the leading pi opei lies;  while aiound the hill fioni the Ironsides mine of the Granby company .is  the Snowshoe, a similar property now  being opened up by a Bi ilish'compaiiy,  having Ita head office in London.  For fine watch and jewelry repairing  see Zimmermann, on First street.  Fruits and confectionery, fresh and  templing, at popular prices. Albih's  News depot.  Why you should buy.  CHEWING  TOBACCO  Because  Because  Because  it is the BEST quality  it is the MOST;. LASTING chew  it 18 the LARGEST high graded  or 10c plug  Because tlie TAGS ARK VALUABLE for  '     premiums until January I, 1904  we GUARANTEE every ping aiia  YOUR HEALER IS AUTHORIZE!/ TO   KEFCTNI)   MONEY  IF  YOU   ARE   NOT  SATISFIED Y;        -,/:/-���' ���'.'���-  Tub Emi'IEe Tobacco Co., L'id  Because  Because  ���������������������������������������������������������������������a**  MRS. BATON:  Teacher of  PIANO and VOICE CULTURE  Residence near Granby Hotel,  Phoenix, B. C.  EASTERN  Townships Bank  ESTABLISHED 1859.  CAPITAL --- - $2,000,000  CAPITAL, PAID UP - $1,955,225  RESERVE FUND   -  -   $i,2oo,ooc  BOARD OK lURHCTORSi  Vi'm. Fakwh.l, l'reklilent.  Hon. M.  fl. CoriiHASK, Vice-I'rr*.  Israel Wood, J. S. Mitchell, G. Stciens, J.N  Galer,   N. W.   Thomas, C. II.   Kathaii, Ji. B  Brown, K. C.  HEAD OFFICM. SIJHKBKOOKH, I'. Q  Jab. Macklunoii,   Gen'! Mgr  Si. Udghi.l.   Local Mgr.  S. 1'. MOKBl, Inspector ol Humerus.  BRANCHES.  Ill Province of Quelicc���  Montical, IL Austin, Manner.  Waterloo W.I. Miiggs, Manager.  Rock Island, S. Ste'.ens, Manager.  CowaiiHville, II. F. Willi,iiiis, Mgr.  Coatlcool.. H. N   Itoliiuwui, Manager.  Richmond, W  I.. Ball, Mgr.  Gianby. W. 11   Kobilihoti, Mgr.  Redfor���   W. II. Iliir|tra\e, Mttr,  Until ngfit.li. A. W. Watson  Mgr.  Magog, W. L>   Fiascr  Mgr  St. Ilyacinthe, J.  I.afniiutioisc, Mgr.  Orinsumii, H W. Moigan, Mil'  Windhor MilK, !���:. I". Olivier, Mgr.  In Province of British Cx>Iiiial>in���'-  Grand Forks, Win. Spier, Mgr  Fhoerix, .S*. H. Slack. Acting Mgr.  Agcnla    In    Canada,  Bank of   Montreal   am  .        Branclie��. '-     .  "     London. tins;.. National Bank ofScotlaiK*  ��� "    Boston, National Kxrli,aiige Bank,'  "     New York, National Park Bunk.  Collection,     made at   all   acceaaihlc    pbint.k  DraftH issued for any required, atuouiita, good a-  all jxiiiitR in Canada,   U.S. and Europe.    Hx  change boutihl nndaold.  Savings .IIkancii    Uki-ahtmknt    at     Haci>  OKI'ICIt.  Interest allowed from date of deposit ami com  pounded annually without requiring attention o'  depositor. ,  Office Hours: >o-3: Saturday from 10 to la.     ,  World's Scenic Ronte  DIRECT LINE     f  EAST  .    ';.'".           WEST  Winnipeg  New WastrLiniiler  Toronto  A'anconver  Ottawa  Victoria  Montreal       ,  Pkagwav  St. John  Dawson  Halifax  Seattle  Boston  Portland  New York  San Kraneieco  UPPER LAKE STEAMERS  T.fave Fort William  Smiday, Tuesday  and Friday,  St,  Paul,   Dtilutli,    Chicago.  �����������������������������������������������������������������������������  Phoenix Bakery,  Phoenix Street.    'Phone 53,  We make-good bread,-' 'Try it..  ....C.W. GREER, PkoPRiETOK.  There are just  Two Kinds of  JOB PRINTING  They are the kind that is a  credit lo you and your printer and���the other kind. . .  ���     '&���      "  Ours is Said to be the Host  ���&������  When you want something  Neat,  Clean,  Attractive  IN OFFICE STATIONERY  We have the art and the artists to give  , you exactly what you wish.  Our mechanical   department equipped  with the latest and best.  ' PIONEER-PUBLISHING CO., ���"  PHOENIX, n. c.  Through Tourist Sleeping Car?  '��� .EAST  '������'..' '    ���������  Leaves Dunnrore Junction daily for Si.  Paul; ICootenay Landing  Tnesdey am'  Saturday   for    To.onto,  Montreal  and  all eastern point?.  WEST  Leaves  Revelstoke daily   for   Seattle  and Vancouver.'  .���Through  bookings .to Europe via nil  Atlantic routes.  Prepaid tiekete at lowest raies issr.id  fiom all European countries.  For Time-tables   rates  and   full Linforniatlc'i  call 011 or address nearest local agent.or  O.'W. Dey, EJ.Coyle,.  Agent, A.G.P.Agt.  Phoenix, B. C.    Vancouver, B.'  J. S. Carter, D. P, A.,  Nelson, B.C.  Oregon R. R. & Nav. Co.  Oregon Short Line R. R.  Union Pacific R. R.  ONLY LINE  EAST   VIA  Salt Lake and Denver.  Two Trains Daily.  Steamship tickets to Europe and other  foreign countries.  Leaves  Dnily  Spokane Time Schedule.  KhVclive lime 22 1902  Arrive  Daily  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that having  purclmsed the Fashion Liveiy Stable,  as from the 1st day ol October, 1902,  all bills due the stable from that date  are payable to the undersigned, and all  accounts against said stable since that  date will be settled by us,  Dated  at   Phoenix, U. C., October  IS. ��9��2-  "Murdoch McIntyre,  Alex McDonald.  HU.CYON HOT Sl'KIXUS SANITAlilUM  The most complete U C A I T U  on tlie continent or North �� L n u ' "  Ameiicn. iiitnated midst R P $ 0 R T  scenery unrivalled for gran- " i- w w ������ ���  ileur. Iloatins, Kishing and Kxcursions. Resi  dent Physician and Nurse. Telegraphic communication with all parts of the world ; two  mails arrive and depart every day. Its baths  cure all nervous and muscular diseases; its waters heal all Kidney, Uveraud Stomach Ailments  Terms: $15 to $iS per week, according to res-  dence in hotel or Halcyon Hot Springs,  ow Lake  B. C.  ���o��c��o��oee��c**oso**aao**0  I For a  of every descrip  tion suitable Tor birthay presents can b  obtained at  ���  a  e  a  s  aaaooeoe9��o��oooeooo��o<  W. ZIMHERMAN'S  e  e  eoeo  7.45 a.m. FAST MAIL���To and from  Coeur d' Aleue districi, Farm-  iugton. Oarfield ��� olfax. Pullman, *Mosco\v, *I'oineroy,  Waitsbnig, -Dayton, Wa I fa  :,.-  '   M'alhi. Pet dleton, Baker City  and all points Kast 6 25 p. m  3:45 p. 111. K-VPRKSS���Kor I'aruiiugton  Garfield, Colfax,    Pullman,  .Moscow,Lewiston, Portland  .,        Pan P'rancisco,  Faker City  s        and nil points 'HAST.  EXPRIiSS ���l-'rom all points  Kast, Baker City, San l-'rnn-  cisco, Portland, Colfax, Garfield and l'*armiiigton.. 9-5oa. m.  *Kxcept Sunday.  SHORT LINE TO CALIFORNIA.  San Francisco-Portland Honle.  Steamers sail from Ainsworth dock,  Portland  nt 8 p. m. and from Spear Street wharf, SauVran  Cisco, at 10 n. 111. every five days.  Tickets on sale at all S. !���'. ft N. Stations.  Hor further illfoi illation   as  to rates, tune of  trains, equipment, etc., address  C.KO. J. MOHI.KR, General Agent,  430 Riverside Ave., Spokane, Wasl:  j       Curious Bits of News.  The present mace of the Britlah  Bouse of Commons has been in use  ���lnce the reign of Charles II. It has  accordingly witnessed the rise and ds-  velopment of constitutional principles  and practice, and of the responsibility  of Ministers of the Crown to the  House of Co' moiis, and through the  House of Commons to the people at  large.  Most people, If they were asked to  state the color of the sun, would say  that it was orange, and they would as  confidently assert that the color of the  atmosphere was blue. Recent researches and investigations, however,  says "Knowledge," point to the conclusion that the real color of the sun is  blue, while that of the atmosphere  surrounding the earth is orange.  'A good many formalities are necessary for the women of Sumatra before  they can lay aside their widow's weeds,  says "Womanhood." Immediately after the husband's death the disconsolate widow places a flagstaff in front  of her door, and on this a Hag Is raised.  As long as the (lag remains untorn by  the wind etiquette forbids her to marry, but with the appearance of the  first rent she can lay aside her mourn-  , ing garb, begin to take notice and to  receive offers of marriage. ;  A ���-,little machine which threads1 one  thousand needles a minute.is at work  In St. Gall, Switzerland. The purpose  of the machine. Is to thread needles  that are placed afterwards in an embroidery loom for making Swiss or  Hamburg lace. The device is almost  entirely automatic. It takes the needle  from a hopper, carries it along and  threads it, ties the knot, cuts the  thread off a uniform length, then carries the needle across an open space  and sticks It in a rack. The work of.  threading these needles was formerly  done by hand.  The, highest waterfall In the world,  geography tells us, is the Cerosola cascade, In the Alps, having a fall of 2,400  feet;   that   of   Arvey,    in   Savoy,    It  , 1,100 feet, and the falls of the Yosemite  Valley rango from 700 to 1,000 feet. But  higher yet is the fall In the San Caya-  tah canyon, In the State of Durango,  Mexico. It was discovered by some  prospectors ten years ago In the great  Barranca district, which is called the  ���Tlerras Desconocldas. While searching for the famous lost mine, Naranjal,  a great roar of water was heard. With  great difficulty the party pushed 011  and up and down the mighty chasms,  until they beheld the superb fall that  is at least 3,000 feet high.  The date-palm may solve the problem of -what to do with the arid and  alkali landj of Arizona and other Western States. Experiments have been  made in the past, but renewed interest  Is being taken by the section of plant  introduction of the Department of Agriculture at Washington. According to  the New York "Sun," Professor D. G.  Pairchlld, agricultural explorer for the  department, now-traveling in Africa,  has procured a number of suckers, or  off-shoots, from the Delta of the Nile,  which will be distributed In the southwestern States. In the United States  the date is an article of luxury, but in  its native country it is a most important food, many regions in Arabia and  the Sahara being uninhabitable but  for the date-palm.  President Harper of the University  of Chicago recently received the following letter from a prospective girl-student at Pecatonlca, 111.: "Dear Dr. Harper���I know you will be pleased to  learn that I have decided to aUend  the university school of education this  fall. I am going to Chicago next Saturday on the morning train, and as I  have never been in the city before, I  would be glad if you would meet me  at the depot. I am five feet four Inches  tall, have light hair and eyes, and a  pleasing appearance. I shall wear B  dark-brown traveling skirt and a blue  waist with white yoke. I think I shall  know you from your pictures, but for  fear I make a mistake, will you please  wear your card in your hat?"  "A pathetic incident in connection  with a biograph scene occurred in Detroit, Mich., March 17 last," says  "Popular Science." "A view made at  the occupation of Peking was being  flashed across the screen. It represented a detachment of the Fourteenth  United States Infantry entering the  gates of the Chinese capital. As tho  last file of soldiers seemed literally  stepping out of the frame on to the  stage, there rose a scream from a woman who sat in front. 'My God!' Bhe  cried hysterically, 'there is m> dead  brother Allen marching with the soldiers.' The figure had been recognized  by others in the audience as that of  Allen McCasklll, who had mysteriously  disappeared some years before. Subsequently Mrs. Booth, the sister, wrote to  the War Department and learned that  It really was her brother whose .presentment she so strangely had been  confronted with."  Spohane fi> and northern  NELSON  &   FORT   SIIEPPARD  IlEl) MOUNTAIN R'Y.Washington and Great Nor. Ry.  V��� V. andE. Ry.  The only all-rail route between nil points east  west, and south to Kossland, Nelson and all in  lermediate points; connecting at Spokane will  the Great Northern, Northern Pacific and O. K S  N. Co.  Connects fit Rossland and Nelson with Canadian Pacific Railway. '  Connects nt Nelson with steamer for Kaslo and  all Kootenay Lake points.  Connects at Curlew with stage for Green  wood aud Midway, B. C.  Buffet cars run on passenger trains between  tween Spokane niid Republic.  KFHKCTIVK AUGUST n. 1003.  Leave.  9:25a. in   .0:30a. m....  7:15 a. in   11:07 a. tn....  10:24 a. in....  9:20 a. 111    Spokane    Rossland    Nelson    Miller's   (Grand Forks)  Arrive  ..5J5 p. ni  ...5:10 p.m.  ...S 00 p. nt  ....3:58 p. 111.  ..Curlew 4:.)i p. in   Republic 5:45 p. 111  H.A.JACKSON,  General PassciiRer Agent:  Spokane, Wash.  Old papers for sale at the Pioneer  office, at 25 cents per 100.  Your leisure monents may be ple..s-  antiy spent at Albin's pool rooms.  Evidence to the Contrary.  Citizen���Madam, why do you persist  In punching me with your umbrella?  Madam���I want to make you look  arqund, so I can thank you for giving;  me your seat. Now, sir, don't you go  off and say that women haven't any  manners.���Chicago "Record-Herald."  Anecdotal.  In "Iiives of the "JLustrlous," a biographical dictionary JuBt Issued in Ear-  land, it Is said that when Hall Cains,  whose resemblance to Shakespeare i��  well known, landed In New York on a  trip to America, he was accosted by  the late Ignatius Donnelly, a stranger  to him, with the words: "Lord Bacon,  I presume."  Some of the late I^ord Randolph  Churchill's friends once tried to have  Lord Salisbury reinstate his erratic  lieutenant. Salisbury listened to them  patiently, and then asked: "Have any  of you ever had a carbuncle on the  back of your neck?" "No," was the  reply. "Well, I have," retorted his lordship, "and I don't want another."  At a dinner-table in London the conversation turned on speaking. Curran  stated that he could never speak in  public for a quarter of an hour without  moistening his lips. "I have the advantage of yon then, Curran," said Sir  Thomas Turton, a pompous and pretentious member of Parliament. "I  spoke the other night In the House of  Commons for five hours on the Nabob  of Oude, and never felt in the least  thirsty." "That Is very remarkable,  indeed," replied Curran, "for everyone  agrees that It was the driest speech of  the session." '���:*'..���.'���'"'���  Dr. Gordon, who -was the firsti minister of the church;, In Jamaica' Plain,  about; the year 1771, was a Scotchman,  very stern and arbitrary In his manners, : arid precise and orderly In his  own habits. The following anecdote ot  him Is recorded In the family, journal  of one of his old parishioners; One  Sunday, while preaching, 'he had begun to develop his theme with the ubu-  al "firstly," and got through that and  "secondly." Then, turning the leaves  of his manuscripts he said: "Thirdly,"  a second time "Thirdly," and again In  great embarrassment, "Thirdly!" Just  then a little girl In one of the front  pews stood up and said: "Please, sir,  thirdly flew out of the window Borne  time ago." -   - '  John Townsend Trowbridge, one ot  the few surviving intimates of Walt  Whitman, relates these anecdotes In his  "Reminiscences" of the "good, gray  poet" in the "Atlantic Monthly":  "When, at dinner, preparing my dish  of salad. I remarked that I was employed as his critics would be when  his new edition was out, he queried,  'Devouring Leaves of .Grass?' 'No,' I  said, 'cutting up Leaves of Grass'���  which amused him more, I fancy, than  the cutting up did which came later. As  the afternoon waned, and he spoke of  leaving us, somebody placed a book  before the face of the clock. I said:  'Put Leaves of Grass there. Nobody  can see through that.' 'Not even the  author?' he said, with a whimsical lifting* of the brows.  Illustrated Want Ad.  BOABD ���WANTED.  Curious Bits of News.  An Ambiguous Compliment  Miss Beekley���I'm so glad I'm not an  heiress, Mr. Soper... I should never  know whether my suitors were attracted by; myself or my money.  Mr. Soper���Oh, Miss Beekley, your  minor should leave you In no doubt  on that score!���"Punch."  Changed Her Mind.  Th ouse was "handy to the street  car line" and In good repair, there were  the proper number of closets and the  rental was reasonable, but before coming to terms the house-hunting matron  said to the agent:  "It is only fair for me to 'ell you that  we have five boys."  "That won't make any difference,  ma'am," he said, with a smile. "You  will find big families of boys on both  sides of you."  "Oh, then I don't want the house at  nil'" 'lie exclaimed. "I want to And a  neighborhood where there won't be any  lio.. s ijiit mine!"  At ia.-t. accounts she was still hunting.  Recently an American cyclist  wheeled through La Mancha, In Spain,  and in all that bleak region found no  one who had,ever heard of "Don Quixote," much less of CervantesJ   -  Dogs are to be used as river police-  on the Seine. At Gibraltar, curiously  enough, dogs are mainly used for smuggling across the frontier, while on the  St. Bernard they hf.ve once more been  established as 'first aids" to the frozen.  Burnham, the famous scout, found that  on the Klondike trail every kind of  dog could be taught to draw sledges.  The decoy dog and the blind man's dog  share with the sheepdog the honnr of  earning their own living In recognized  walks of industry.  Goubet, the French Inventor of submarine boats, has devised a model of a  boat intended to run under water and  to convey passengers between France  and Kngland by means of a cable  stretched across the Channel. Perhaps  his strongest argument for an underwater passage Is that the steadiness of  motion would prevent seasickness, the  traditional terror of the English Channel. The submarine boat "Fulton"  lately lay undisturbed on the bottom off  the Long Island coast while a tempest  overhead sent many vessels to destruction     .  The keepers of the Dig cobras In the  Central Park Menagerie and the New  York Zoological Garden do not find it  easy to supply their venomous charges  with the kind of food that they specially prpfer. In their native land cobras live chiefly on smaller and less dangerous and objectionable snakes, but  although every effort is made to collect  harmless snakes to satisfy the appittlte  of the imprisoned cobras, at some seasons they have to be content with rats  and mice, which they do not particularly like. Other varieties of captive  snakes are fed mainly on toads, mice,  rabbits and English sparrows.  Smoking In church Is a Dutch custom. Dutchmen are such Inveterate  smokers that one of them Is rarely seen  without his pipe. He finds himself unable to deprive himself of the indulgence, even for the-short period of a  church service. A similar practice exists In several churches In South America. Smoking in churches In Great  Britain is said to have been prevalent  at the end of the sixteenth and the beginning of the seventeenth century.  At one time smoking was carried to  auch an excess in Seville Cathedral tha*  the chapter applied to the Pope for  power to repress the abuse. Urban  VIII., yielding to their wish, issued a  bull, which was promulgated January  30, lGt2. In Wales smoking in church  vas indulged in as late as 1850. In one  church the communion-table stood in,  the aisle, and the farmers were in the  fcablt of putting their hats upon it, and  when the service began they lighter)  fteir pipes and smoked, without any  thought of Irreverence tn the act.  MINERAL ACT.  Certificate of Improvements.  KOTICK.  Mig Six Mineral Claim, situate in  the   Grand  f Osoyoos  District  I-'otks Mining Division  Where located: In Wellington Cantp~adjoining: tli< Jim Mineral CImhi.  Take notice that I, Sydney II. Johnson, nctiuR  as iiKent for T. P. McIntyre, l-"ree Miner's Certificate NO. I! 51619,undo. 15 Kobir.son.Fre* Miner's  Certificate No. 11 5S006, intend, sixty days from  the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder  for a certificate ot improvements, for the purpose  of obtaining; a crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice Hint nrtion, under section .57, must he commenced before tin- issunnct  <.f such c-ttificide of iuiorovemctits.  Dated this 30th Juy of July, A. D., 1902.  48 Syuney M. Johnson.  MINERAL ACT.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  Dominion   Mineral Claim, situate in the Grand  Forks Mining   Division  of Osovoos District.  Where located.   On Lookout Mountain, aud  near the Lookout Mineral Claim.  Take notice that I, Sydney M  Johnson  acting  as agent for J   P. Shannon, Free Miner's Certificate No. II 5J495. intend, sixty davs from the date  hereof, to apply  to the Mining  Kecorder for a  certificate of improvements, for the  purpose of  ubtaining a crown grant ofthe above claim.' ,  And further take notice that ac'iou. under sc-  tiou i7. must bv criv.mcncri! 1" fore the i��.Miai.ce  of such Certificate of impiovements.  Dated ths 12H1 day of July, A. D., 1902  48 Sydney M. Johnson,  IS   1 wJ  l^'ST'  U.  ���a ���  ' t]A-  r  ���i  i  :!  ^  m  m V  THE PHOENIX PIONEER  m  m  Iff  if  m  Mm  1%  111'1  ii.  ��fMr  fesa  PI  I  1��V  lis :-'  Bit- .  �����������������������������������������*���*������'*'���*'���������������������������������������������������������������<>�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  Bellevue Hotel!  Marshall & Shea, Pkops.  In Connection with Aetna Lodging. House.  Knob Hill Avenue,  Phoenix, B. C.  flUS MEETS AIL TRAINS. LIVERY STABLE IN CONNECTION  Best Obtainable Brands of  Wines, Liquors and Cigars.  'Phone 29  Dining Room First-class in  Every Particular.  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������#���  Christmas is Coming....  I wish to remind ray friends and patrons that  I  am  better  ' prepared than ever to furnish Fine Watches and Jewelry.   It is not  too-early to select your Holiday Presents.    Will reserve for you, if  desired, and will get anything not in stock.    Come  iu  and talk it  over and look over our lines.  GEO. E. DEY,  The Jeweler, Knob Hill Avenue.  i  "0  BRIEF NEWS NOTES  MATTERS OF GENERA L INTEREST  TO   PHOENICIANS.  Harmony Lodge ��� Last Wednesday evening a new lodge of Masons  was instituted at Grand Forks, to be  known as Harmony lodge, U. D. Dr.  Weslwood was chosen master; Geo  Pattison, senior warden, and \V. A.  Cook junior warden. There was a  large attendance of visiting brethren,  some thirty comiii�� from Republic,  andGreenwood, Phoenix, Rossland and  Tiail were represented. , A banquet  was served after the exeicises were over,  and the lodge begins with an excellent  membership.  20 Per Cent  CLUB DISCOUNT  Will be given to any employee of the Granby and Snow-  shoe mines who wishes to  take any of the courses offei-  ed by the  INTERNATIONAL  CORRESPONDENCE  SCHOOLS,  of Scranton, Pa. Wiite for  catalogues, prices and details to Max R. Hopkins,  Representative, Box 751,  Rossland,  U. C.  I  ***���*���**���**���'���**�����������������<  Waterman s Heal 1  City and District Notes  Prepare in Time��� Phoenix Miners' Union is giving early notice of its  New Years eve masquerade ball, so  that those interested will have plenty  of time to make preparations for the  event. ".  Flooding the Rink ��� This week  W. J: Prendergast, owner of the Phoenix Skating Rink, had the work of  flooding started, so that as soon as the  weather permits, the rink can be used.  The curling rink is also being put in  shape.  ' t Did Not Show ��� The advertised  magic lantern show, to have .been  given by Ensign Andrews, of the Salvation Army, at the Presbyterian  church last Monday evening, was postponed on account of the ensign not  being able to get here.  Grading is Finished���This week  the grading for the Y which the C. P.  R. is putting in here  was completed,  the work being done  by   contract by  W. P. Tiernay & Co %Part of the steel  is now here, and the C.  P.   R. extra  gang will lay it. When the Y is completed the loop at Hmtford Junction, which  was graded and laid with  iron   some  months ago, will he placed in use, and  the running time of trains ��� between  Phoenix and Eholt will be considerably  reduced.  Miners' Accident Insurance���  W. F. Askew, secretary of the Grand  Forks Investment and Trust Co., is in  - the city.-   This company, is the Boundary agent for the Ontario Accident  , Co., who have recently' issued a new  accident contract especially for miners.  - See adv. in this issue. <  Grand Forks Liberals ��� At a  recent meeting of the Grand Forks Liberal Association; the following officers  were elected for the ensuing year:  President. Dr. K. C. McDonald; first  vice-president, P. T. McCallum; second vice-president, D. D. Monro; treasurer, H. A. Sheads; secretary, G. T.  Park; executive committee, George D.  Clark, H. H. Spinks, Geo. Pattison,  IV. J. Cook and H.W. Gregor.  , License Renewals���All applications for renewal licenses in the Boundary Creek license district, outside of  municipalities, must reach I. A. Dins  more, Grand Forks,the chief license  inspector, before December ist, and  money for licenses must be paid to the  government agent of the district  To Become a Medico���P. C McArthur, of the firm of McArthur &  Monk, who has been a resident of  P.hoenix for nearly three years, left this  week foreastern Canada, where he  will shortly enter McGill university at  Montieal, to take a three years' medical course. Mr. Monk will continue  as Boundary agent for the Hamilton  Powder Co , for which he has already  considerably increased trade in this  section.  Operating in Oregon���Joseph N.  Gillis, formerly manager of the Dominion House, Phoenix, is making his  home this winter at Baker City.Oregon,  his family being with him.    He writes  Dangerous Coasting���The school  children of the city are using the nineteen per cent grade of School  street  for coasting, and are thereby daily en-1 that he lh|nks that sect,on has a      h(  dangenng life and limb.    If it is not future. and considerable mi -     js b(._  done in  more' moderation, there aie ;������ j_���.     Mr r;n.   ���  ..." ,;   ~, .        .' >��g Gone.    Mr. Oillis is operating in  likely to be , some serious, if not fatal, ���,;������. .������. i;mMir    a    u  ., , . .       .        mines some himself.   As  he  puts it,  -accidents to record before the winter i,.  ._. , .���   ,   ,,    , . '  ne has taken   hold  of   a   piece of  ground and is now proceeding with the  exploitation thereof.  Boundary Leads all���James I).  Sword, M. E��� has returned to the city  after visiting the principal mining  camps in Mexico' and the western  states. He is more firmly convinced  'than ever that the Boundary district  leads them all when the short time  mining operations in the district have  been carried on is considered.���Greenwood Times.  , Building the Depot���Work was  ��� started last Tuesday on the new V., V.  &E. passenger station at Grand Forks.  The building will be 70x30 feet in  size, and will cost about $6,000. According to the contiact it is to becom-  pleted by'the'6th of December, and  will be the handsomest structute of its  kind in the Boundary. 'The freight depot will be 90 feet in length.  More Active Than Ever ��� In  Toronto the Hon. A.G. Blair accounted for the dullness of mining in British  Columbia. Mr. Blair had better stick  to his transportation dreams and stop  trying to account for something which  does not exist. There is a dullness in  the operations of certain predatory  brokers whose headquarters used to be  at Toronto, but actual mining for metal  is more active than it has ever been in  the history of the province.��� Victoria  Colonist.  Geo. E. Dey, the jeweler, will furnish anything in his line, made anywhere oh earth", for the Christmas holidays. Note his change of ad, and get  your orders in early, thus avoiding  the holiday rush.  Dr. Mathison, Dentist,  .^t      Choice tobaccos and cigars at Albin's  News depot.  Miss    Boler,    dressmaker,    Maisli  block, near the bridge,   Victoria Ave.  Smith Curtis, M. L. A., was in  Boundary this week.  Dr. G. S. Gordon is now visiting his  sister at Newmarket, England.  A social ball was given by the Green  wood Eire Department last night.  Another Chinese wash-house by-law  is being enacted by the Grand Forks  city council. l'  Jack Lucy who went to Thunder  mountain last spring has returned to  Greenwood.   .  McRae Bros. & Smith have been  receiving their holiday goods by the  ton this week.  Rev. George R. Maxwell, M. P. for  Buirard constituency, died at Vancouv  er last Monday.  The net results of the Eagles' ball  iast week, for the benefit of Johnny  Lyons, were $147.  Couture & Lequime have started  their saw and plaining mill at the south  end of Christina lake.  C. P. R. traffic for the week ending  Nov. 7 th $910,000, and for the same  week last year, $848,000.  Smith Bros, have begun active work  on the foundations for the new $10,-  000 couit house at Greenwood.  Thursday, December nth, is the  date set for the Hospital Ball, which  will take place at Miners Union Hall.  The Socialist League of Grand Forks,  has been reorganized, and proposes to  establish a public library and reading  room.  The Rossland courts are being deluged with applications for naturalization, principally from the Chinese and  Italians.  Frank Bailey, who was in town a few  days ago, has gone to Spokane in connection with his Similkameen coal  business.  Greenwood Miners' Union No. 22,  W. F. of^M., has announced a ball on  the night of 27th inst., > Uncle Sam's  Thanksgiving Day.  Miss Boler has opened dressmaking  parlors in the Marsh block on Victoria  avenue.  If your watch or clock is out of gear,  Zimmerman, the jeweler can put it in  first class shape.  Rev. Jasper Hard will leave for a  trip to Eastern Canada next Monday.  He expects to be married in Montreal  about the 8th of December.  The fact that many of the merchant  princes of to-day started business in a  small jyay is an incentive to all who  have the true spirit of success.  We have not advanced the price of our  tobaccos. Amber smoking tobacco, Bobs,  Currency and Fair Play chewing tobaccos are  the same size and price to the Consumer as  formerly. We have also extended the time  for the redemption of Snowshoe tags to January 1st, 1904,  THE EMPIRE TOBACCO CO., LIMITED.  A poiifi! niiirk litre L  in 11 rt'inimli r tlml votirmih-  FCiiptioii to I hi* |)ii|> r is  now past iliit', ami tin' publisher will iippirciiiti! your  the! Prompt atlrlilion.  These pens  aie  the finest;  in the woild, and aie madeollj  first quality 14k. gold wh�� tl,e|.  highest  grade  of   woikman-:'  -.hip.   They  are  lipped with:  the best inidium, and ground:  in countless  degiees of fine-j  ness  and   flexibility.     They:  ire absolutely non-coirodablej  tnd will last for years. j  Full assortment of nibs and;  loints in stock. :  For sale in Phoenix only by:  t Dros.-i.Snr  stationers,  KN0I1 HIM. AVM., I'HOKNIX, II. C j  :*��  Some of our  Holiday goods  are here. More  next week.  More what?  More goods/  S  A.P, McKENZIE  Pkacticai. DRUCr.i.vr,  Hiudy-McKctiiic Mock,     PluK-nlx, II. C.  FOR RENT  Double Owt'llhtg House, m.|....  per month.  - 'I0  Th--eo roomed house, fig.  Ilcn-iea in N. Y. Townsit,  Jxtwer town to rent.  Lo(l��inKl House.  ant)  TRANSPliK OF LICENSE.  NOTICE.  Notice, is hereby 'civen that having  leased Hie Central Hotel, corner Second  Stiee: and Old Iionsid'-s avenue, Phoenix, R C, to Frank Anderson, I am not  icpoiiMble for any debts c.ntracted by  or at::>inst i-tkid Centia! Hotel from the  \-t day of November, 3902.  AuoobT Jack.nos.  SKATING RINK  FOR SALE.  Snap for Right Parties.  Our Holiday Goods  Are beginning-to arrive���the finest line  we've yet had. You will think so, too,  when you see them.  BOYLE,  The Druggist.  'piioh<m6  Notice ii" hereby uivi-n llntt at the next  sitting of 1 In. lice'11-c iMiiimimiiuiivrp for  ilieritynf Phoenix I intend to iipply  for 11 transfer to Krmik Anderson of thu  licence, whirli I hold ioh"I1 I'qnor l>v u-  tail in th" C'eiilrnl hotel, nitiinted on Old  IroiiHiili'B ti>-��inic, I'lioeiiix. B: C.  Da'ed tit I'hoenix, H C,  this ls-t d��v  of Noveinlier, 11)02  Al'ntvr J.iukkon.  FOR SALE 11  a  Doul-le dwelling house  Also soin fine rent earnliiK ���roil  i  VV�� have wime good  bargain* i���  lots in till partHof town!  i FIRE>LIFE and      I  ACCIDENT t  *******  W  t  INSURANCE  LI  �� !  j  .   "infcmsor 10 McArllnir & Moul  AGENT. .  .0. Box.jj. .   V. &N  ���Plinii  ��t  ���BDSIIYBS  ���- F0U ���  Knob Hill Ave.  Phoenix, B. C.  The Phoenix Skating Rink is for  sale, Uic owner having other business.  The Rink is complete in every respect,  including 50 pairs of skates, a power  sharpener, electric fixtures, 100 feel  of hose. snowshovels,>stoves, etc.  Will be sold for less than it cost to  build, and is now all ready for business. This is a snap for the right parties, with terms to suit.  Forparticulars inquire of the editor  of the Pioneer,  PH0ENIX���,B. C.  Miss. A. BOLER,  DRESSMAKER,  Marsh Block, Victoria A.vs., near Bridue  WOULD GO OUT   BY THK DAY.  l'i.  jiuiiaiitecd by  Miss Hulei  , dress-  maker,  M  11 sh block,  Yictoiia  ivcnue.  Would  2��  out by the day.  A new line of cigais at Albin's News  Depot.    Have you tried them ?  Cotton tags wanted at the Pioneer  office. '' Highest price paid. " Biing  'einalong and get your money.  BAKERY  SALE  For paticulars inquire of  ��� --'.'J. S. McCAGUE,  *^ Phoenix, B. C  In tlie niroiitime wc wilt cbiilluuc to make Uic  best llrcnil.t ��ltc and Wen ever seen In the Ilouu.  dary    llnvc ion tried them ?  HARNESS  SHOP  GRANBY EXCHANGE  4 - DEPARTMENTS - 4  HOUSES  For Rent and Sale  Leathk and  Leather Goods  Carpets, Cur-l  tains, Draperies   |  Stoves,  House Furnishings  Picks, Shovels,  Steel, Etc.  'mining machinery  THE CANADIAN RAND DRILL CO.  Church Services  Tomorrow.  GOOD NEWS...  ���FROM THE   PEOPLE'S STORE  Cleanliness is next to Godliness. You will find the  necessary ingredients at the People's Store. Run over the  list carefully, and yon will probably find-something to suit  you.  In the Laundry line we have Eclipse, Sunlight, Royal  Crown, Monster, Sterling and Linen. For the bath we  have Floating Copcoand Crest, the two best soaps known.  Also Tar soap.  Try'acakeof our Life Buoy disinfutant soap, and tell  us what you think of it. Our different kinds of Toilet soap  are too numerous to mention. Come in and look at them;  they are all marked right. Afulllineof Tears'and Williams' shaving soaps.   Castile and Tar till you can't rest.  We are still headquarters for Fruits and Fine Groceries. Everything marked in plain figures. Candies are  cheap.  Oiifiiokidentlnslo.  Miners' Special  Accident Policies.  Accidents���$25 per week and  $25. funeral benefits.  Annual premium, $25.  Sickness���$25 per week for 16  diseases and" $12.50 per  week for typhoid fever.  Annual premium, $12.50.  Church of England���St John's,  Mission; sei vices each S inday as lol-  lous: Holy Communion 8 a. m.,  Morning Prayer 11 a. m., Evening  Prayer 7.30 p. in. Standard lime. All  seats free   Rev. E. P. Flewolling, vicai.  St. Andrews' Presbyteiian Church,  Service tornorrow at n a. m. and  7:30 p. m. Sunday school and Uiblc  class at 3 [i, m. Rev. V. M. 1'urdy.  B. A., pastor.  Congiegational���Preaching services  tomorrow at 7:30 p. m. only. Rev.  Jasper Hard,    pastor.  Methodist���11 a. 111. Talks on the  Life of Christ. - 3 p.m., Sunday school  as usual. 7.30 p.' m., evening service.   Rev. T. Green, li. A , pastor.  AN ALL ABIDING FAITH.  The Illinois Central RstMro.id Cmnpanv  hasanall ai.iding fui'h in the fill lire ol  thetireal NorlliMt'st. A ehuil time kl>o.  this was manifested l>y the establishment, in Seattle, of an agency lo lake  care of their itilerestn then'. The laical  effort is lo put on a.splendidly equipped  new train service between St* Paul and  Chicago. The neu-trains will ha running Snmlay, November 2nd Thevwill  use their own rails between Chicago and  Albert Lea, Minn., and the MiiincapuliH  &St. Loiiih Ry. tiack from Albert I^e.t to  Minneapolis! and St. I'ntil, miming into  the Union Depot at St. I'nnl, which i*  the same that is uwd by all lines in llml  city. ;  The train in io be known as "Thp Chicago, St. Prtnl and Minncap-dis. Limited,"  and will consist of sleeping cur. bnffVi  library car and leclining chair cur  through without charge between Chicago  and Minneapolis mid St. Paul. Dining  car service will also be maintained, sti| -  per being served out of Chicago and  breakfast into Chicago. Trains will leave  St. Paul at 7 10 p. in. and arrive in Chicago 9.30 a. m. Leave Chicago at 0.10  p. m. and arrives at St. Paul at 8.40 a  111. making close connections at St. Paul  with all western lines. Tickets can be  purchased via this line, in connection  with all western lines, at all stations.  For further information legardine  rates, routes, time, etc., call on or address, ,  B. II. TltTJMBUtlr.  Commercial Agen III. Cent, R. It.  142 Third St., Portland, Ore.  Paxil B. Thompson,  Freight & Passenger Agent,  III. Cent. K. K., Seattle, Wash.  t.  Head Office and Works.  SHERBROOKE,  QUE.  Branch Offices aud Warehouses: ��  ROSSLAND, GREENWOOD  AND  VANCOUVER, B.C.  Q*^'+*/*****+>>+>%>++*+**'%*'**%*+r%f%<%*+%+^%^%+<%+^%**>%^^ 0  ������1  One Good Investment is  Wot th a Life Time of work.  - -__.-.;���-_-..- An Investment in Phoenix Realty at the present time is  bound to bring a handsome dividend at no distant date. No one with an understanding of  the possibilities of the Phoenix mines bpjieves that present low real estate values will long  prevail. With increased qre sljipijients prices are stiffening up. \Ve still have some good  values hi Dominion Copper Co,'s Addition and other p*rtij of the citv fit most reasonable  figures.    Whether you desire it for an investment or a home we cau fill your wants,  Add���* G. W. RUMBERGER,  Hoases for Rent. Dominion Aven��e, Phoenix, B. C.  *  ��  *  a  *  ��  *  t  *  i  ��  c  ��  *  *  |��3f This is the ftm accident contract issued to miners by any accident  company.  Those chocolates sold by Almstrom  are the kind that melt in your mouth.  Have you tried them ?  Union goods:���You will find the  best lines of union made cigars and  tobaccos, at Albin's News Depot.  Geo. E. Dey and ii. H. Karatofsky  represented King Edward Lodge, of  Phoenix, Wednesday evening, at the  institution of Harmony Lodge, A. F.  and A. M ,'at Grand Foiks.  Men's Canvas Goats, Wool  Lined, $1.75  Same, Rubber Lined/$275  Men's All Wool Cardigans,  $1-25.  Men's All Wool Sweaters,  Men's all wool Shirts, 75c  Men's Extra Heavy Tweed  Shirts, $J  Men's Fancy Mufflers, 50c  CCilliS<  Men's Navy Flannel Shirts,  ^'$K25;-.;  :;:':|:.;^ . >-  Men's Syits, reliable makes,  From $6.00 up      ���'  Men's Pants, ex: heavy, $2  Boys Fancy Sweaters, 85c  Boys 2 and 3 piece Suits,  greatly reduced  Boys Reefer Coats> useful J  and cheap*  actions will  be; made !'on  many lines all ovw the store.  For the next few weeks  Liberal  Red  DON'T MISUNDERSTAND US.    Evervihin. ���   ���  in everv a��vin,,   ���*   -i, . ,       J;ver><h��ng ,���  he; store will   not be reduced, but many lines  m every department will be marked down to mir�� ,     ir. . .  - ;" t0')rlces ���� efTect a speedy clearance,      :  -.Dominion Avenue, Pha  emx  4  !-������,-".:.���.' J...s. ��� 1'..    ���.-.: --I-?-- -sU-S-.a- W?v2sw-Ii- '..',*.����. ;?,'&���� balf j^SSSfl


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