BLASTS FROM THE PAST Feb 5 – Over $100 of tobacco stolen

Chronicles of Boundary Country from the pages of The Boundary Creek Times Volume V, No. 12 – November 26, 1898

Blasts from the past header

Blasts from the past header

Chronicles of Boundary Country from the pages of The Boundary Creek Times Volume V, No. 12 – November 26, 1898

➤ Greenwood’s First Skating Rink – “Greenwood is to have a skating rink this winter. George Guess has leased the tennis grounds and is arranging to change it into a large rink…to be 150 feet in length and 70 feet wide. Good ice is guaranteed.”

➤ A New (Imaginary) Railroad– “The editor of the Grand Forks Miner is a man of many gifts. He has lately blossomed out as a railroad engineer and discovered a new route directly between Grand Forks and Midway. It is needless to state that the route, which has suddenly formed itself in the mountains at the will of the Grand Forks locating expert, is unknown to the railway officials. If the editor says it is there, it must be there, even if no one else can discover it.”

➤ A Banking Bonanza– “The business men of Greenwood received a severe but pleasant shock as they came from their homes to their places of business on Wednesday morning. The Bank of British North America had a hastily prepared sign stretched across the Le Plant building on Copper Street—a sign which announced that this strong financial institution was ready to do business. “Around the corner on Greenwood Street, the Cosmopolitan Restaurant building was also decorated with a similar sign. It told the surprised residents of the city that the Bank of Commerce was doing business.” (ed. – less than a week later, Greenwood’s third bank, the Bank of Montreal, opened in the former P. Burns & Co. building)

➤ Board of Trade – “The city of Greenwood has now grown to such proportions that it ought to be an easy matter to form a regular board of trade. Such an organization will carry more weight than a commercial association, although the commercial association did good service when in existence. To organize and maintain a live board of trade, it is necessary that every business man should appreciate the necessity for such an institution, and regularly attend the meetings. A half-dead, half-alive board of trade is worse than useless.”

➤ Thought to be Guilty – “Over $100 worth of tobacco was stolen out of the B.C. Mercantile store in Cascade Saturday night. John Doon and Flos Florence were thought to be the guilty parties and were arrested on a charge of vagrancy. Justices Rose and Rocheson sentenced each to six months imprisonment with a fine of $5, and in case of default of payment, twelve months.”