BLASTS FROM THE PAST Oct 10 – City considering hotel licences

Chronicles of Boundary Country from the pages of The Boundary Creek Times -- Volume III, No.17 – January 1, 1898

Chronicles of Boundary Country from the pages of The Boundary Creek Times Volume III, No.17 – January 1, 1898

➤ Hotel Licenses to be approved – The Licensing Court of the City of Greenwood is considering several applications for hotel licenses and has imposed various conditions for the operation of approved hotels, such as: “every hotel must have sufficient means of escape in the case of fire . . . including, for all rooms above the ground floor, a 5/8 inch rope firmly fastened by a staple driven into a scantling near a window and such rope to be in length sufficient to reach within five feet of the ground; hotels should not be frequented by drunkards and bums; no hotel shall be used for the purpose of prostitution; and no liquor may be furnished to a drunken person and if any person does become drunk, we trust that the hotel keeper who furnishes him the liquor will take care of him until he becomes safe and not turn him out in the street to be an annoyance to the public and a disgrace to the town.”

➤ Timber on Mineral Claims – “A local sawmill company has been informed by the provincial timber inspector that they have the right to cut timber on mineral claims. However, Mr. James Baker, the Minister of Mines, states that timber on a mineral claim that is being worked belongs to the holder of the claim and that you have a perfect right to stop any sawmill company from taking timber from your land.”

➤ Russell Advertisement – Russell & Co., hardware merchants in Greenwood, are advertising new stoves and ranges with the following text: “TURN OVER A NEW LEAF with the new year and buy one of Russell’s stoves. It will bring joy and comfort to the good housewife. And don’t begin the year with all Work and Worry, take some Enjoyment out of life and throw off that tired feeling by a spin on the Skating Rink. We can furnish the Skates.”

➤ New Year’s New Arrival – “There arrived at the residence of Mr. C.J. McArthur on Wednesday evening a precious New Year’s gift and ‘Mac’ is wearing a broad smile these days. Although Mr. McArthur has sworn allegiance to the land of the Stars and Stripes, he has not forgotten his duty to the land of his birth and as a propitiation for his expatriation he presented Canada with the nucleus of a 200-pound specimen of manhood who will, in all probability, enjoy the strength and prowess of his affable and muscular father.”

➤ Bonded Warehouse – “Rendell & Co.’s new bonded warehouse is the first and only stone building in Greenwood. It runs back into the hillside and in it are stored all kinds of wines, liquors and cigars. Bonded privileges were granted to the firm about a year ago. Mr. A.K. Stuart is the Inland Revenue Officer under whose supervision the liquor is taken from the building.” (ed. – the front portion of this warehouse still exists today)

➤ Frazee Advertisement – The M.E. Frazee store in the Hamill Block on Copper Street is advertising for sale “Wills’ famous Navy Cut, Traveller and other lines of tobaccos, imported and domestic cigars, along with delicious and toothsome candy.”


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