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 4-7  1  VOL. 14  GRJ2ENW00D,   B. C,   FRIDAY, APRIL 8. 1910.  /���  ���*=-**  C F. STORK  GREENWOOD, B. C.  The time to buy goods of all kinds is when the  stock is fresh.    See our new  LAWN WAISTS,  LADIES' HATS,  CORSETS, GINGHAMS,  SHOES, SUITINGS,  LAWNS, ETC.  THE BANK  OF B. N. A,  No. 31  J  fr  Greenwood's Big Furniture Store  During April we will give  20 Per Cent Discount  FOR CASH OFF ALL  Carpet Squares  In stock.  A large variety in Velvet, Brussels,  Tapestry and All-Wool ingrains.  GENUINE BARGAINS  Everything in the Furniture Line.  ^j^-^i^-zrci-iiGB^  ''^���&%z*K*mz&.W'-xvQsaaae!*m*  '��&&sai!?gt^^  Violet Borated Talcum  IN POUND BOXES  Each box contains-as much as six  25 cent boxes, and costs only 50  cents, a clear saving to you of  one dollar. The powder is fully  borated  and nicely  perfumed.  By mail for 20 cents extra.  THOMAS DRUG & MUSIC CO,  THE STORE OF QUALITY.  P. BURNS & CO. 1  Those who  are  concerned  in the  larger aspects of the commercial situation will find much to interest them  in the address of Mr. E. A. Hoare,  the chairman, at the  recent meeting  in London of the shareholders of the  Bank of British North America.  Mr.  Hoare reviewed the whole field, noting  what was  good  and promising, but  also pointing out where  danger lies.  The eyes that he used for  his  survey  were evidently  keen   for the duty assigned to them.  He pointed out, also,  what some Canadians  may  not have  apprehended, that the large recent increase in   Canadian  bank  deposits is  due in great part to the investments of  British capitalists in this country's securities,   Dominion,   provincial   and  municipal, (,as well  as transportation  and industrial.    These investments in  the year 1909, he estimated, amounted  to over $136,000,000, or considerably  more than the recorded  increase  for  the  year  in bank deposits.    This is  evidence  of   the  favorable   light  in  which British capitalists regard Canada  as a field for investment;   and it may  be added that wherever  Mr.   Hoar's  address is circulated this opinion will  be strengthened, because while dwelling on what is satisfactory in the general situation it shows also where and  why caution is necessary.    The statement of the  bank  itself with  which  Mr. Hoare had to deal and the explanations  he gave were satisfactory in  their .character.".',- The Bank of British  North America Jias a reputation for  conservatism in management that has  gained  for it the public confidence.  Its capital is $3,866,666, and  its reserve fund is $2,530,666.    It controls  assets of $51,505,000, has deposits of  #30,460,000, and loans of $31,5?0,-  000.    It holds a large proportion of  cash and immediately available seeu ri  ties of the highest class,  and is kept j  ready for any demands that.a time o  stress" mlgfircause? -Iir^^*ti<��h=<cit-  tending its business  in  Canada, the  number   of its branches being now  sixty-eight,   or forty-four, more than  seven years ago.    Last year its. new  branches were established mostly in  the prairie provinces, the call of the  Wqst appealing to it as to other financial institutions.    The net profits of  the year reported were $494,705, a  good increase oyer the figure of 1908.  They, with the balance from the preceding year were" appropriated, $340,-  666 in dividends to the  shareholders,  $97,333 to the reserve fund, and $73,-  000 to reduce the bank premises item  in the assets statement.    The officers'  pension funds were remembered, and  a liberal bonus was voted to the staff.  The record all through   was a creditable one.  WEDNESDAY  HALF-HOLllAY  REACH COAL SEAM  IN TUNNEL  LODE 18  GREENWOOD 12  That Greenwood is thorough^ imbued with the half-holiday ideav. and  the great possibilities of cemented  friendship and rivalry in sport^ between the Mother Lode and] this  town, is evinced by thc slo-niiig^of a  half-holiday agreement by the leading  merchants of Greenwood and ^Anaconda. From May' 1st, every Wednesday in this town will he a^'half-  holiday, and the following linns have  pledged themselves to close up for the  afternoon of that day:  Hunter-Kendrick .Co.,   hardware,  mine supplies; John L. White, druggist,   notions;    Thomas  Drug jCo.,  druggist, musical supplies;   A. Logan  & Co., jewelers;   Russell-Law-Caulfield Co., general  store; Greenwood  Liquor  Co.,   wines,   cigars;   A.   L.  White, the furniture man;   P. Burns  &  Co.,   meat  market;    F.   Jaynes,  groceries;   C.   F.   Stork,   ladies' dry  goods and  millinery; W. W. Craig,  groceries;   J.    Prescott,    watch   repairer j   W.   Elson, merchant tailor,  Fit-reform suits; T. Gulley & Co., the  big furniture store,   picture  framing,  Edison records;   Thomas' Thomas,  tailor,   repairs;   L. A. Smith & Co.j  Anaconda, general supplies.  Everyone in sympathy with the  half-holiday movement will do their  shopping on Tuesday, Wednesday  morning or wait until Thursday for  what they need. As a result of this  half day off there will be weekly  baseball matches, football matches,  and when the season opens, a big fish  contest between the rival anglers in  this wide awake section of the illustrious Boundary country. Remember  the day, Wednesday at 12 o'clock  noon, and govern yourselves accordingly.  of   the  Sunday  The work.nK tunnel of the Bound- J The first -baseball match  ary Mining and Exploration company, ! season took place here on ounaav  being driven on their coal property j last, between the Mother Lode and  west of Midway/has reached a seam Greenwood, and resulted in a victory  of coal two hundred and sixty-five I for the mine team over the town boys  feet from the first set of timbers. The:by   18  to   12.    A four-horse  coach  seam is about five feet in thickness,  and samples of coal taken from it run  high in carbon and low in ash. No  drifting has been done on the seam,  as it is the intention of the company  to continue crosscutting until at least  another seam is found.  From the location of the  coal and  the character of the footwall and roof  it is believed that the No. 1 seam, on  which surface development work was  done, has not yet been reached,   Surveys of the ground indicate that it will  be necessary to continue the drift for  approximately  another  forty feet before it may be met.    There  are surface  indications  of the  seam which  has  been  cut, but  it  was not anticipated that it would prove  to be much  more than a good  stringer, hence the  size of the strike is very encouraging.  The Midway  coal is bituminous in  character and   of   excellent quality.  Its coking qualities, as shown by samples taken from the  surface  development work, are all that could be desired.    The  location  can  hardly be  surpassed,   the  mouth of the tunnel  being only  some  two hundred yards  from the railway, and there  being an  abundance   of   water   and    timber.  Present  indications  point  to the development of an industry that will be  of vast importance to this locality  THE FOOTBALL MATCH  OLD TIMER LEAVES  3S  Wholesale and Retail Dealers in  jftresh Meats  Poultry and Game  Copper Street, Greenwood, B. C.  James Grier lett on Thursday  for New Denver, where he will  publish "The Slocan," a weekly  periodical. Jim came to the  Boundary in 1895, and worked on  the Midway Advance for nearly  two years. In the spring- of 1898  he took Duncan Ross' place on  the Boundary Creek Times while  he was one of a delegation to Ottawa. In 1899 hepublished the  Phoenix News, and in the following- year worked on the Daily  Times in Greenwood. Also in  1900 he published the Greenwood  Miner. In .1901 saw the first  issue of the West Fork News, at  Beaverdell, which lived but three  months, however. Por nearly  three years Mr Grier was associated with Col. Lowery, at New  Denver, in the publication of the  Nugget and the Ledge. Five  years ago Col. Lowery moved the  Ledge to Greenwood and Jim  Grier has been associated with  that paper up to the present  week. The good wishes of his  friends accompany him to New  Denver, and the Times wishes  the Slocan every possible success.  LOW BIRTH RATE  Britain's birth rate last year  was the lowest on record, 25. S8  per thousand ot population.  This is nearily 1.0 below the rate  for 1908, which showed a slight  increase over 1907, in first for  many years.  XEN YEARS AGO  Over half-of Bolster  --*. ��� .\5\j-***-  was sold last night to Greenwood  parties.  Mrs Thomas McAuley died at  Midway last Saturday. She was  the first nurse in tbe Greenwood  hospital.  George H. Collins, manager of  the Golden Crown mine, is in  tavor of the proposed sampler being built here.  The Quebec Copper Co., has  been floated by Andrew Laidlaw  to operate the Marguerite claim  in Deadwood camp.  The Standard Copper Co , Ltd.,  a new flotation by Andrew Laidlaw will develop the Standard  mineral claim, north of the  Mother Lode mine.  Three teams entered for the  drilling contest at the Alhambra  on Saturday evening. Alex McLeod and George Fowles won,  drilling   through   the   rock,, 31  inches in 13 minutes and 45 seconds.  The season's first football match  between the Mother'Lode mine  and the Smelter, "took place at  Greenwood on Wednesday eve-  t 5:30. Constderable inter-  akenin^the: game by the  lys-Eanders? ^Mo^Sef^^x^rie"  had a walkover. They won  Jp-y$0, Their team is well organised, well disciplined and in  good training, and contains all>-  star players. Tbeir goal keeper  was the only man who fell asleep  ���he had nothing to do. But the  Smelter team need not be discouraged' They have pluck and  endurance and only need practice  and some green and white suits  to put it all over their rivals���  spme day. After the game a  splendid supper was served at the  National hotel, much enjoyed by  all present. Want of space alone  prevents a  full  account of   the  many   eloquent   speeches   being  recorded.  and several rigs brought the mine contingent to the Greenwood Athletic  grounds and a capital game was witnessed by a fairly large crowd.  Bob Halcrow acted as referee and  is still alive. Some terrible errors  were made by Bruce county representatives. One Greenwood runner  cut first base. This was noticed by  the umpire���after awhile- and caused  much heat to be generated by the visiting team. A Mother Lode exponent of the national game saw a rabbit and ran off the base line for 40  feet. The Korean champion held  down first base so hard that no one  else could get near it. it was a first-  class game and everyone enjoyed it.  The following is the line up:  Greenwood���George Thompson,  catcher; Geo. Clerf, A. F. Thomas,  Rowland King, pitchers; Cliff Rus-  rell, first base; J. R. Sanders, 2nd  base, W. B. Fleming, Les Thompson and M. Mclntyre, fielders.  Mother Lode���C. E. Smith, catcher; T. Lyons, L. Patterson, pitchers;  W. J. Mitchell, 1st base; E. Mitchell, 2nd base; W. H. Martin, 3rd  base; A. L. Morrison, H. Jarvis and  Kd Manning, fielders.  PRESENTATION TO  J. P. McLEOD  FRIENDS FOR DR. COOK  On Friday evening  last, the  many  friends of Mr. and Mrs.   J.   P. McLeod,   old   time   residents    of   the  Boundary  country,   met  at the court  house in  Greenwood  and  presented  J. P. McLeod, for many years one of  our  leading barristers,  with  a  most  handsome  gold   watch,   suitably  engraved.     Mrs.   McLeod,   who  was  one of the earliest school  teachers in  the  district,   was  the  recipient of a  purse of one hundred dollars in gold,  a silver and ebony dressing  case, and  a Russian  leather  hand  satchel  and  card  case.     I.   H.  Hallett made the  presentation on behalf of those present.     Both Mr.  and   Mrs.   McLeod  responded to the speeches of the eve-  ening.    They   left for Victoria, their  new home, on Saturday, April 2, car^  rying with them the very good wishes  of everyone in the district.  J. P. McLeod came to Anaconda  in 1896 to practice law, and later  moved to Midway, where he met  Miss Kate McKenzie, his wife. After  a brief residence there, Mr. and Mrs.  McLeod moved to Greenwood and  have been popular residents of this  town ever since.  THE E P. U.  QUITE RIGHT  ROCK CREEK NOTES  Tom Cave took a trip to Spokane last week. -  i  i  Col. Glossop has returned f|:om  a trip to Mexico.  Miss Crawford returned   from  the coast this week.  W. H Farmer, paid a  Greenwood this week.  visi  to  rom  320  Mrs. Larson has returned  an extended trip to tbe coast  A. Hopper has leased his!  acre ranch to the Burgess brpth-  ers.  Mrs. and Miss Martin :rom  England are visiting Harry liar-  tin of Myncaster.  Teams are now gettiug busy on  the land, and spring work will  soon be in full swing. ��� y*  TERRIBLE DISASTER  A terrible storm on March 13  has destroyed 84 fishing vessels  and 1100 men off tbe Japanese  coast. Tb i s is the worst disaster  since the tidal wave of many  years ago.  Mr. Roosevelt, the greatest advocate for personal liberty of conduct for his people in the United  States, merely lived up to the  letter of his far preached independence by his determination to  forego an audience with Pope  Pius X, rather than submit to  conditions limiting his actions as  a free American citizen.  DASHED TO PIECES  Another French ayiator has  met with a sudden death. Herbert  le Blon, whose motor broke down  while he was aeroplaning 140 feet  in the air, at San Sebastian,  Spain, last Saturday,was crushed  to death on tbe rocks with terrific force.  A GREAT STATION  Captain B, F. Osborne, a  staunch friend of the Arctic explorer, has raised a large sum of  money amongst the many faithful friends of Dr. Cook, to help  bim prove his claim to discovery  of the North Pole. Some of the  best scientists in the world will  be   retained,   Cook's records   re-  effort made to re-establish   Dr.  Cook.    Capt.    Osborne   says:  "We have learned  already  that  on the day that Peary says he  reached the Pole and took obser-,  vationsrfrom the sun,  there was J  not enough sun to make it possi  ble.  Never did the prospect for the  future of the E. P. U. mine look  as bright. The long tunnel lace  is in three feet of talc, evidently  the wall of tbe ledge, and this  talc is full of iron. No development work on any claim in the  Boundary has been carried on as  systematically and perseveringly  as the work done by the local  syndicate operating the E. P. TJ.  mine.  Maud Allen will tour the Pacific coast this year.  THE PRINCES' TOUR  -'*������^~X>��-**u'-*��o*---o-J-, --  Wales will go to Durban, South  Africa, towards the end of August. The capitals of four provinces and the capital ot Rhodesia  will be visited, and probably Victoria Falls. The first Union parliament will be opened at tbe end  of the tour, immediately before  the departure of the Prince and  Princess for England,  THE CANADIAN BANK  OF COMMERCE  UEAD   OFFICE, TORONTO  ESTABLISHED  1807  B. K. WALKER, President  ALEXANDER LAIRD, General Manager  Paid-up Capital, $10,000,000  Reserve Fund, -   6,000,000  Branches throughout Canada, and in the United States and England  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT  Deposits of $1 and upwards are received and interest allowed at current  rates.    Accounts  may be opened in the names of two or  more persons and withdrawals made by any  one of them or by the survivor. 124  J. T. BEATTIE, Manager - Greenwood   Branch  FOR  Vancouver is to have a huge  union depot, the terminal to be  adequate for the Great Northern,  Northern Pacific, Grand Trunk  Pacific, Canadian Northern or  other lines seeking entrance.  MOTHER LODE BALL  BASE BALLS, BATS,  MITTS, GUNS,  AMMUNITION, ETC.  There will be a ball at the  Mother Lode mine April 14th, in  aid ot the Mother Lode Athletic  association. Tickets only one  dollar including- supper.  There's many a slip caused by  putting the glass to the lip.  The Hunter-Kendrick Co.  LIMITED  HARDWARE MERCHANTS  PHONE 9 18"  THE   BOUNDARY    CREEK TIMES  ^OTOTTOTOlffiM  CF*  Cr*  (r*<  ���5=**-  ���3=**  (F*  C=**��  G=-*  ���  .Bank of Montreal..  ESTABLISHED 1817.  Capital, all paid up, $14,400,000.       Rest $12,000,000.  UNDIVIDED   PROFITS   $217,628.56  Ho,,. Preaideat :    LoVd"ratbco*-a a��b MOONT Kov.*., G.C. M. G.  V^&u^Sa^^ *���� �� c\ou��o,, Bakx  Branches in London, Eng. | ^JJ*i/'iSSSU Hew 1��*. <MHi��-  Buy aad sell Sterling Exchange aad Cable Transfers ; Grant Commercial *-,���>  Travellers' Credits, available in any partjof the world.  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT  Interest allowed at current rates  _ Greenwood Branch,    W. F. PROCTOR. Managej\  ���r>  -^  **-2  *���*�����  >*%  ���^  **-9  *-*=2  -*-*2  *"=2  There are few picturesque royal  figures left, such as the dark  ruler ot Abysynia.  He was appointed local agent at  Victoria, B. C., in 1866, and at  Seattle in 1868.  IS36  THE BANK OF  1910  ritish North America  74 Years In Business.  Capital and Reserve Over $7,000,000.  Commander Peary says " he is  absolutely at tbe end of his career  as an explorer," Thank heaven!  Should Scott come back and declare be has discovered the South  pole it is to be hoped Peary will  refrain from auy unnecessary remarks.       OUTLINES OF  CURRENT EVENTS  The miners  at the Frauk coal  mines are out ou strike.  From Minoru park to New  Westminster and back in 26 minutes at a height varying from 50  to 250 feet above the earth, was  the feat performed by Aviator  Chas. K. Hamilton last week.  Clinton At wood, ot Grand  Forks, met with an accident while  out hunting last Saturday, the accidental discharge of his weapon  --ending a bullet through his foot.  While painful, the wound is not  if a serious nature.  FOR 15 YEARS  Have You a  Bank Account?  The money is safer  in the Bank than in  your house or pocket.  A   Checking  Account provides a safe and convenient way of  paying  your  bills,  as each check issued returns  to you as- a receipt.  A Savings Account keeps growing all the  time,    -with    Interest    compounded    at   highest  current rates.  Greenwood Branch^R. A. CHESTER, Manager.  PROFESSIONAL CARDS.  /. H. HALLETT  Bakkistkk, Solicitor,  Notary Ptbmc.  Cable Address:       "���IIalli-tt."  Bedford M'Soill's  I Bedford M'Soill's  Conns -j Moreinir & -Seal's  I Leiber's  Greenwood. B.O.  J-OHN D. SRENOE,  Bakkistki* a**i> Soucitok.  Keu-lc'l   Hlocl-,  Greenwood. B.  C. AE. SHAW,  Dominion   ash  Pkovinciai.  Land Si:rvkvok,  GftEEHMOOD. B.  C.  l\ n. li.ix .-7. riiniie 32.  WILLIAM  FLEMING,  TRANSFER DRAYING  Furniture Moving a Specialty.  Leave orders at Matthews'Cigar Store.  HW. FARMER & CO.,  REAL ESTATE AGENTS.  Rock Creek, B. C.  BOUMDAHV   VALLEY   LODGE  *%��vf*- No. 3 8,1. 0. 0. F.  Meets every   Tuesday   Eveniug at 8 00 la  the  I. O. O. K. Hall.    A cordial invi tatlonlsex  tended to all sojourning- brethern.  FRED IS. HOLMES, F.E.BROWN,  N. G. V. G.  ALBERT LOGAN. Rer. Sec.  and   that means stagnation,   retrogression-���failure.   And having  made up one's  mind  to a certain  course of action it is imperative  to act up to it���quickly, and stay  with it.    The girl who cannot decide   whether   to say yea or nay  often regrets her indecision, when  it is too late; just as the man,who  could  not  decide  which  of   two  sisters was his real  affinity, lived  to sec both   of them  married���to  someone  else,   whose   mind  was  more easily made up.    What  applies  to  heart  affairs applies to  business affairs equally well, but  the old saying that "there are as  many fish in the sea as ever came  out of it," should not be  applied  to   business   opportunities.     To  make the most of each  condition  as it occurs���never regret a decision nor go back ou one's .word  is part and parcel of life's golden  rule. Having decided to stay  with one's decision is a part of  the game, aud it will win out  when indecision, hesitation and  prevarication lose for the man,  who cannot make up his mind in  a reasonable period of precious  time.  Col. Roosevelt continues on liis  round of European visits.  The Basaano News, is Alberta's  latest journalistic venture.  There   is a strike  of   pottery  girls at East Liverpool, O.  The civil war in Liberia is not  likely to be of a bloody nature or  last very long.  A boom is predicted this year  for Franklin Camp, on the Norlh  Fork of Kettle river.  The new Orpheum theater in  Winnipeg will cost S150,000. The  contract has been let.  Mayor Gaynor, of New York,  has decided that no permits for  the sale of fireworks, between  June 10 and July 10, shall be  issued this year. A sane fourth  will be welcomed by many  throughout the United States.  On March 30, His Grace Archbishop Laugevin of St. Boniface,  Winnipeg, celebrated the fifteenth anniversary of his elevation to the Episcopate of the  Roman Catholic church. The  A.rchbishop himself conducted a  pontificial high mass in the Cathedral, at which Archbishop  Dontenwell and a large number  of the diocese Clergy were present  $1,000,000 HOTEL  Attracted by the prosperity of  Vancouver, two San Francisco  capitalists are planning the erection of a fireproof million dollar  hotel, of ten stories, in the section bounded by Richards, Nelson, Thurlow aud Dunsmuir  streets.  When You Think  Of the pain which many women experience with every  iponth it makes the gentleness and kindness always associated with womanhood seem to be ..almost a miracle.  While in general no woman rebels against what she regards as a natural necessity there is no woman who would  uot gladly be free from this recurring period of pain.  Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription makes  weak women strong and sick women  well, and gives them freedom from pain.  It establishes regularity, subdues inflammation, heals ulceration and cures fo.  male weakness  Sick women are invited to consult Dr. Pierce by letter,  free.    All   correspondence   strictly  private  and   sacredly  confidential.     Write without fear and without fee to World's Dispensary Medical Aa-ociation, R. V. Pierce, M. D., President, Buffalo, N. Y, _  If you want a book that tells all about woman's diseases, and how to cure  thein at home, send 3! one-cent stamps to Dr. Pierce to pay cost of muihi.,*  only, and lie will send you a free copy of his great thousand-page iiiujir^-i. J  Common Sense iMt-dic-tl Adviser���revised, up-to-date edition, in piper co*��;.-*:.  In handsome cloili-l-iudin-'g, 50 stamps.  The -most recent example of the  unworthy scare as to the coming  comet is reported from Budapest,  where a farmer named Adam  Toma committed suicide, saying  he would rather die by his own  hand than be hit by a star and  thus killed,  BEGINS TRAINING  Navigation is now fully open  between Quebec and the gulf of  the St, Lawrence river.  Theodore Roosevelt has been  asked to act as general adviser to  the Chinese government.  Cb��  Boundary Creek Times  Issued ���verv Trldav  SUBSCRII-TIOMB IN AH V A NCR.  Pbf Ybak         J 00  Six Mouths    1 15  To Foreign Cotimtriks 2 SO  ^0��^^.  THE OLD, OLD TRESTLE  Jl.AGt.'l  FRIDAY. Al'KIL 3, Ilia  INDECISION  Indecision is one of the greatest impediments on the road to  success. Everyone knows how  hard it is at times to make up  one's mind. A decisive step one  way may lead to failure and misfortune, while a decisive step  taken in an opposite direction may  be the turning point in a long  lane of disaster, and be the initial  move toward a successful and  honorable career. But indecision  is a fatal form of prevarication,  and like the proverbial good resolutions that pave the thorough-  tare to the nether regions, is indicative of more than a weak  character���it is a form of cowardice. " He who hesitates is  lost," we are told, and indecision  and hesitation are very closely  allied.  Of course occasions do occur  when it is extremely difficult to  know just what is best to do, but  it is not wise to remain undecided too long, or nothicg whatever will be accomplished at all,  The fire that started at tbe C.  P. R. trestle over Boundary creek,  and just north of town, might  very easily have destroyed tbe  whole structure, if timely notice  of the fire had not beeu turned in  and a C. P. R. engiue and crew  gone at once to the fire and extinguished it. As it waa the  trains, east and west, were delayed, and a bridge gang had to  make many Tepairs before the  10-year-old wooden trestle was  fit to carry a load. It is high  time this high trestle was rela-  gated to the junk heap. It has  outlived its usefulness and its  alloted span. For the past two  years efforts have been made to  have the C. P, R. replace this  ancient relic of construction days  with a modern steel structure.  Of course, this will cost a lot ot  money, but it would not hurt the  C P. R. to make this railroad  crossing over Boundary creek permanently safe.  Jeffiries* has started for San  Francisco en route to Rowarden-  men to begin training for his battle with Johnson.  Invest 25 cents in a box of  Davis' Menthol Salve ("The  D. & L.") aud be prepared for  a hundred ailments, which may  not be dangerous but are very  annoying and painful, like neuralgia, earache, sprains, burns,  bruises,insect stings,cuts,piles,  etc. It is a household reniedy  always useful for some trouble,  and should be kept in the  family medicine closet.  Diarrhoea should be cured without  loss of time and by a medicine which,  like Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and  Diarrhoea Remedy, not only cures  promptly, but produces no unpleasant  aftei effects. It never fails, and is  pleasant and safe to take. Sold by all  druggists and dealers.  Mount Aetna is still throwing  out masses of molten lava, and  many thousands are homeless.  By an explosion on the TJ. S.  protected cruiser Charlestown, at  Olangapo, last week, eight sailors  TdsrftreTr -uws.  Warrenton, Ore., at the mouth  of-the Columbia river, is the  latest town to experience a boom  on the Pacific coast,  Zbyzzko, the champion Polish  wrestler, defeated Mahmout, the  Turk, at Chicago, last week, and  will now meet Frank Gotch.  A FINE GUN  A new -automatic gun with  which the British military authorities are experimenting can  throw 350 three pound shells 3J*2  miles each minute. It is carried  Sty an automatic truck with a  crew of ten men "at the rate ot 25  miles an hour,  Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver  Tablets assist .nature in driving all impurities out of the system, insuring- a  free and regular condition and restoring the organs of the body to health  and strength. Sold by all druggists  and dealers.  A STUPENDOUS FEE  Greenwood has now a photographic studio. John H, James  has opened up opposite the Armstrong hotel, on Deadwood street.  There has been an uprising of  the natives on the Ivorv coast,  West Africa. The Kroos aud  Fantees attacked the French, but  only ate one.  EDITORIAL COMMENT  Col. Roosevelt's fearless  speeches in Egypt will bear great  fruit, if they did occasion those  in charge of the ex-president's  safety a little anxiety.  Whether King Menalik is dead  or not .we do not know. Some  papers report that he is, and some  that he is not. At any rate, he  has been a great monarch and an  able soldier, and we shall be sorry  if the report of his death is true.  Prof. Lowell announces that ho  has discovered a now canal a  thousand miles in length on Mars.  The canal developed between May  and September last."  It is stated that many of the  ���library newspapers, printed 20  years ago, are disintegrating because our modern wood pulp paper is not permanent.  John Hays Hammond,'mining  engineer, the highest salaried man  in the world, has received a $580,-  000 fee for negotiating the sale  of the San Gertrude mine in  Mexico, to Camp Bird, Limited,  for something over $7,000,000. -  Canadian Bear grease is in Bearing.  with other valuable agents, making it  the best pomade.   SOc. a jar.  Oar's folks in dis worl' what  would criticise de Angel Gabriel  for de way lie blows his trumpet.  Prompt relief in all cases of throat  ami lung trouble if you use Chamberlain's Congli Kemedy. Pleasant to  take, soothing and healing in effect,  Sold by all druggists and dealers.  SALT LAKE STORM  It is stated that 30,000 emigrants will sail for Canada frcm  the old country, in 23 steamers,  during the month of April. The  majority of these have money.  The indebtedness of the suspended United States Banking  company, of Mexico Citv, to the  Bank of Montreal, its largest  creditor, aggregates $7,08'), 043.  One hundred French Canadian  families have left the east to locate in the Parish of Father  Berube, Vonda, Sask. Five hundred more are expected in May.  Col. Dudley Evans, president  of tbe Wells-Fargo Express company, died at New York last week.  Salt Lake was visited by a  severe wind storm last week.  The velocity of the wind exceeded 70 miles an hour. The  Ogien-Luciu cut-off suffered severs damage from the waves.  That Cough  Won't Stick  ���to you if you  take Mathieu's  Syrup of Tar  and Cod ltiver  Oil; it will grow  ���worse if you  neglect it. Help  nature drive  away the cold  and tone up your  health. Nothing  else does this  double duty as  well asMathieu's  Syrup of Tar and  Cod Liver Oil.  It arrests���it  cures���it heals  ���it strengthens.  Large bottle 35 cts from all dealers.  J. L. Mathte-i Co. Props-^herbraoke, P.Q.  WstrUsutorj for Wabm Cx-uda.  relay Bum.  Unoa * Co.. V��ocoaver. Edmonton,  Wlou-peg.  WILL MAKE HAIR GROW  BEARINE  ��� Prepared from the grease  of the Canadian Bear.  Delicately  -perfumed.  The Standard Pomade  for 40 Years.  All Dealers 50c. per Jar.  Davis & "Lawrence Co., Montreal. -.  Klectric  current   supplied   for  *  *  *  4��   .fr <fr.fr 4.4.4. -fr-fr-fr-fr-fr-fr .jf-.fr-fr.fr-fr.fr.fr .fr.fr.fr-fr.fr -fr-fr!  Power, L-ighting, Heating and  Ventilating. Power furnished  for Hoisting and air-compressing plants, with an absolute  guarantee of continuous power  service for operating.  Get Our Rates. We Can Save Yon Money  MINERAL ACT  Certificate of Iinprovements.  NOTICE.  " Gem " aud " Emerald " Mineral Claims, situate in the Greenwood Mining Division of  Yale District, Where located: Iiong Lake  Camp.  TAKE NOTICE that I, C M.. Shaw, agent  for Spencer Itennerman, Free Miner's  certificate No. B14423. and Fred Moser, Free  Miner's certificate No. B14082, intend, sixty  days from date hereof, to apply to the Milling  Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant  of the above claims.  And further take notice tbat action uuder sec  tion 37, must be commenced before the Issuance  of such Certificate of Improvements.  Tiatemnis-iotiraay or Xlecember, A. U. 1909.  32 C. JE. SHAW, B. C. h. S.  MINERAL ACT.  Certificate of Improvements  NOTICE  "Sally," "Rob Roy,'* "Nodaway," "Highland  Queen," "Hard Times," ''Tunnel Frac  tional," "Pueblo Fractional," "Duncan  -Fractional," "Alice M. Fractional," *" Sally-  Fractional," "Castor Fractional," "Kid  Fractional," aud "Excelsir Fractional"  Mineral Claim, situate in tbe Greenwood  Mining* Division of Yale District. Where  located:    Ou Wallace Mountain.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Isaac H. Hallett,  as agent for The Vancouver and Boundary Creek Developing- and Mining* Company,  Limited Liability, Free Miner's Certificate No.  B14321, intend, sixty days from date hereof, to  apply to the Miniug Recorder for Certificates  of Improvements for the purpose of obtaining  Crown Grants of the above claim.  And   further  take  uotice  that action, under  section 37, muat be commenced before tbe   issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 15th day of Februarv, A . D. 1910.  I. H. HALLETT.  MI^ERAI, ACT.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  " Buckingham Fractional" and " Ragiiarock  Fractional " Miueral Claims, situate iu the  Greenwood Mining Division of Yale District.    Where located:    In Deadwood Camp.  TAKE NOTICE that I, David A. Good.  Free Miner's Certificate No. I120.'>60, intend, sixty days from date hereof, to apply to  the Mining Recorder for .Certificates of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  Crown Grants of the above claims.  And  further take uotice that action, under  Section  37,   must   be   commenced   before   the  issuance of such  Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 10th dav of February, A. D. 1910.  D. A. GOOD.  MINERAL ACT.  Certificate of Improvents,  NOTICE.  " Eholt," " Tanglefoot" and " Sovereign Fractional " Mineral Claims, situate iu Greenwood Mining Division of Yale District.  Where located:    In Skylark Camp.  TAKE NOTICE that I, C. JR. Shaw, agent  for Fred Moser, Free Miners'Certificate  No. R2M33. and John Zurfluh, Free Miners  Certificate No. H2o485, intend, sixty days from  date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder  for Certificates of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining Crown Grants of lhe above  claims.  Aud   further take  notici- that  action, uuder  Section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 7th dav of Marcli. A. D. WIO.  C. .K. SHAW. 1!. L. S.S.  OVER 08 YEARS-  EXPERIENCE  ���entfree. Oldest agency foraecurlD-rpatents.  Patent* taken through Mann & Co. receive  rptOoX notice, without charge, lntha  Scletrtific American  A handsomely illustrated -weekly. Largett circulation ot any adenttnc loumal. Terms for  Canada, ��S.T5 a year, postage -prepaid. Sold by  all newsdealers.  MUNN & Co�������T> New York  Branch Offlc**, 635 F St�� Washington, -p. C.  Pacific Hotel  Grif,g & Morrison, Prop.  The Pacific is the Headquarters  for Commercial and Mininp; Men  Is steam-heated, electric lighted;  the rooms are large and cosy.  Phe Best Cuisine between.  Winnipeg and the Coast.  ��*���$�� 4�� *4�� *!��� ��f�� ���������$��� ��-$�� --f- ���!���  00000000000000000000000000  CONTRACTOR  AND BUILDER  Dealer  in   all   kinds   of  Rough and Dressed  Lumber,  Mouldings,  Windows, Doors,  Shingles,  Bricks,  Cement, Etc.  ESTIMATES FURNISHED  GREENWOOD,   - B.C.  00000000000000000000000006  Snynopsis of Canadian North-West'  HOMESTEAD REGULATIONS.  ANY available Tomiiiiou Lauds within th<|  Railway Belt in British Columbia, may 1  homesteaded by any person who is the sole head  of a family, or any male over 18 years of a-fej  to the extent of one-quarter section of 1(0 acre-*?  more or less.  Entry must be made personally at the loci  land office for the disrlct in which the land lij  situate. Entry by proxy may, however,  made on certain conditions by tbe father!  mother, son, daughter, brother or sister, of an  intending* homesteader.  The homesteader is required to preform turj  Conditions connected there with under one ot]  the foi lowing* plans;  .1) At least six months' residence upou and  cultivation of the land in each year for thretj  years.  (2) If the father (or mother, if the father is del  ceased), of the homesteader resides upou afarul  in tbe vicinity of tbe land entered for, the rd  quireraents as to residence may be satisfied .b**j  such person residing with the father or mother]  (3) If the settler has his "pernialreflt rertderie'e  pon farming land owned by him In the -vlcinl  ity of bis homestead,-tbe requirements as to r*fT  idence may be satisfied by residence upon the!  said laud.  Six   months- notice in writing should beglve-tJ  to the Commissioner of Dominion Lauds at Ot 1  tawa of Intention to apply for patent.  'Coal.���Coal mining rights may be leased fort  period of twenty-one years at an annual rental]  of $1. per acre.   Not more thau 2,560 acres lhall  be leased to one individual or company.   A roy)  allty at the rate of five ceuts per. ton shall be]  collected on the merchantable coal mined.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy of the Minister of the Interior!  N. B.���Unauthorized publication of this ad-|  vertlsemeut will not be paid for.  r  ti  GREENWOOD  and MIDWAY  ST1GE  Leaves   Greenwood at 7 a.m. to  connect with Spokane train; and  at 2 p.m.  with Keremeos train.  J. McDonell.  St.  A  fPiT|P^jr^y-'??^^��rjPa?,'-<,i<*'t<*'jrrj  co., LT'D.  Leaves Mothei Lode  9,30  6:30  a.  m.  in.  Leaves Greenwood  2:00 p.  8:30 p.  m.  m.  Saturday last stage leaves  Mother Lode 6 p. m. Returning,  leaves Greenwood 10 p. m.  Greenwood Office  NORDEN    HOTEL  Copper  New Edition of the  COPPER HANDBOOK  Vol. VIII., issued May, 1909, contain*!  1,500 pages, with nearly SO per cent,]  more matter than the preceding edition!  The chapters with ��� mine descriptions;  ,and on statistics have been carefullj  revised and the bulk of the matter!  therein is  ENTIRELY NEW  There are 25 chapters.  Covering Copper History. Geologyj  Geography, Chemistry, Mineralogy,!  Mining, Milling, Leaching, Smelting,!  Refining, Brands, Grades, Impurities,*]  Alloys, Uses, SubstituteB,Terminologyl  Deposits by Districts, States.Gountriea,  and Continents, Mines in Detail, Statistics of Production, Consumption, Im-*,  ports, Exports, Finances, Dividends,]  eic.  The Copper Handbook is conceded]v!  the *  World's Standard Reference]  Book on Copper.  The Copper Handbook contains, it  this new and greatly enlarged edition,!  about 50 per cent. ��� more matter than]  the Bible���though not necessarily a]  better book because of its great bulk. j  It is tilled with FACTS of vital' importance to.  THE INVESTOR  THE SPECULATOR  THE METALLURGIST  THE CONSUMER  THE MINER  Price is $5 in Buckram with gilt top,l  or $7.50 in genuine full library morocco.!  TERMS are most liberal. Send nol  money, but order the book sent to you,l  all carriage chatges prepaid, on one)  week's approval, to be returned if. unsatisfactory, or paid for if it suits/Canl  you afford notto see the book and judge]  for yourself of its value to you ?  WRITE NOW to the editor and pub-|  lisher,  HORACE J. STEVENS  36, SHELDON BUILDING, HOUGH-  TON, MICH., U.S.A. THE  BOUNDARY CREEK TIMES  Report of the Director!  E��  OF   THE  Bank of British North America  ^aaaaaaamamtBa^aaaW^maam^^mT-irm-TtiltaMammMm  Presented to the Proprietors at tlieir  Seventy-Fourth   Yearly   General  Meeting Tuesday, March 1st, 1910.  The ordinary general meeting* of the ' these  hungry accounts,      but 1  must  proprietors   of  the  Bank    uf    British i make it quite clear to you that this is  North America was held on Tuesday,  March 1, at the office of the corporation, No. 5 Qraceehurch street, London, E.C., Eng., air. E. A. Hoare presiding.  The Secretary (Mr. A. G. Wallls)  having read the notice convening the  meeting and the  report, of  the audi-  t   tors,  '* The Chairman said: I will not wait  to read the report, which you have all  seen, but I will proceed to refer to  some of the principal items In the  ���balance-sheet, comparing   them   with ,  the figures of December, 1908. The! a final dividend of a like amount, tu-  ���additlon of $97,333.33 to the reserve fund got her with a bonus of l per cent., or  1 shall refer to later on. Deposits and ; *-��8.666.66, making a total distribution  current accounts show the satisfactory i f����' the year of $340,(JGC.��-J. We curry  Increase oi $4,256,620.26. Notes In clrcula- i forward $99,986.71. poni'-ared with $74.-  tlon show an Increase of |48S,194.80, bills . 262.47���nn inoreusi* of $25,724.24.  payable show an Increase of $1,181,232.46. ' I have to ask you mice more to s-iin--  Llablllty under guarantees.���The two -'on lhe usual appronrlatloiis for tin-  separate items of $2U<j.U'-(j and $300,000 benefit of the staff, and this year we  are, as you are aware, iu respect of i hope thut you" will approve of a  the Ontario Bank and the Sovereign ! bonus of "i per cent, on their .salaries.  Bank. In anticipation of this meet- | xAt our meeting last year i lie --halrm-iii  ing,   1   have   made   a   special   inquiry j expressed   our   great   regret   that   the  a windfall, and must not be expected  another time.  The net profits for the year amount-  to $494,705.22, compared with $417.-  669.21���an increase of $77,020.00  ���a result whicli we consider satisfactory when we remember that for  nine months of the yeur the rates of  intercut current both In New York and  in London were exceptionally low, as  I shall point out more exactly later  on. Out of these profits we have already distributed $146,000 as au Int.-iirn  dividend,  and  we now propose  to pay  from our general manager respecting  the prospects of these liquidations, and  In reply he Informs me that no loss Is '  anticipated. Cash and specie show an '  increase of $351,519.33. The cash held Is  'equivalent to 34.8 of our immediate .  liabilities to the public. Cash at call '  and short notice are $2,560,061.33 higher.  As regards investment-*, yuu have no  doubt observed that we have sold i  $681,333.3!" of our Consols. We are weary, i  and so. no doubt, are you, of tlie fre- j  quent necessity of making provision j  from our profits for the depreciation i  In this security, and, therefore, we de- I  elded to make an exchange Into Ex- [  chequer bonds, which are not so liable |  to lluctualions in price. We hope to '  complete the exchange as soon as a  favorable opportunity offers. The War  E.oaii probably appears for the last  . time, as it matures for payment on  April 5 next. The Exchequer bonds I  have already referred to. The Dominion ot Canada bonds are unaltered in  amount, but you no doubt observed  that in the June balance-sheet we had  written them down from !��5 to 93, so  as to bring them Into line with the  official quotation. Other Investments  show a decrease of $97,386.86. Bills receivable show an Increase of $3,230,624.73.  Premises account shows an Increase of  $34,606.86 after placing to the credit of  * the account from the profits  of the half-year $73,000. There  are still some contracts not  yet completed, and upon which  further payments will become  due, and we therefore felt that lt was  imperative to make this appropriation,  especially as last,, year the profits did  not permit of making any provision  for this hecount. The question of bank  premises Is one of urgency. We cannot possibly allow it to hinder us  ���from extending the bank's operations  and influence, but at the same time  we are reluctant to see the account so  continually increasing. I may add to  this explanation that the building programme already authorised for the  I. ���"-yulVW-r-yCTrrPWcl'-wlifch dor-a��� not yet  Include the inevitable claims of the  three Central Provinces, already exceeds the moderate sum which we  have thus been able to set aside for  this purpose.  I refer to the reserve fund here so  that it may follow consecutively upon  what I have said- respecting the. premises account. If the.claims of the  premiees account are urgent, the  claims of the reserve fund are, perhaps, even more so. for, as our liabilities to the public increase, so is it  imperative that: our reserve fund  should Increase also. The profits of  the year did not permit of providing  for both accounts, but, as you have  already seen from the report, we have  been able to place.$97,333.83 to the reserve fund from another source. It  was found that we had in the past  provided more than was necessary for  certain doubtful accounts, and from  the sums thus released we have, with  "the approval of your auditors, made-  thls addition to the reserve fund. It  is a great satisfaction to us thus to  be able to do something, though not  all that  we  could  wish,  for both  oif  profits did not penult ol* giving- this  bonus to the staff, and also the hope  that we might soon be able to resume  it, and it is a great pleasure to us to  feel justified this year In making this  recommendation. It would he impossible for me to speak too highly of  the excellent work which has been done  by tlie staff throughout the year, and  It will be a great satisfaction to us  If we are able to inform them that this  recognition of their work and loyalty  to the bank lias met with your approval.  The year 1909 opened still under  the influence or tlie crisis or 1907 and  1908, and for some months the conditions of business were not favorable  lor banking profits. This you will  have observed from the report and  balance-sheet to June :10th. The profits  for the lirst six months were disappointing, but in the second half of  the year the results were more satisfactory, and particularly from September onwards, when better rates  prevailed both in New York and in  London. Even after three months of  higher rates we find that the average  rate at which we employed our call  money in New York for "the year did  not exceed 2.05 per cent., while in  London the average rate was below  1% per cent. At the same time.  money in Canada throughout the year  has been abundant, and strong borrowers have been uble to obtain a reduction In interest rates from tlie  banks; so that In every department  of our loan business there ha,-* been  a tendency to diminished pro tits arising from circumstances over whioh  we have no control.  The abundance of money Is illustrated by the fact that the total deposits In all the Canadian hanks dm-'  ing 1909 showed the remarkable Increase of $128,000,000. This increase.  is due ln great measure to tiie lar-.e  amount of capital remitted by the  United Kingdom to Canada for Dominion Government loans, Provincial  and Municipal loans, railways and industrials. The total, which does not  include the last issue by the Canadian Pacific Railway, amuunting to  $35,283,333.33, because, although t li**  issue was made In 1909, payments did  not commence until 1910, is approximately $136,266.666.6'6. These ftgvr.s refer to public issues only, but, in addition, large sums have been sent to  /Canada privately for investment in  various ways, but particularly In real  estate and mortgages, That so large  a sum should have been readily .**ub-  scrlbed marks the confidence felt by  Investors here, not only in the progress of Canada but 1" the discernment and integrity of those who have  submitted these varied Investments  for their approval. It in eons a great  responsibility.  I may now briefly refer to some of  the principal industries which are  contributing to the present prosperity  of the Dominion. The lumber trade,  after a period of depression, which  lasted well into the year, began to  improve, and since August firm prices  have prevailed, .contracts have been  made at prices ranging from 5 to 10  per  cent,   higher   than   those   currenl  at   tlie close of  l')0S,  and  the  outlook  is    favorable.      Dairying   exports     nre  diminishing   c-rwry   year.      The    total  value of the  export in   J !I0H allows an  Important decline  Irom  the  figures of  five   years   ago���a   decline   amounting  to not less tiian $7,000,000���represented   utmost   entirely   by   the   deceased  export  of butter.    This i-*  une not to  any   decline   in   the   industry,   but   to  the growth in  population.    The home  demand   for  consumption   i.s   overtaking   the   production.     The   iron     and  !  steel  Industries  have  Deen  active,   but  !  it must  not  be forgotten  that  the re-  j  vision of the bounties is close at hand.  ,  (Here   I   may   mention   that   since     I .  wrote   that   it' ban   been     announced !  from   Ottawa   that   it  Is   not   the. pre-  i  sent   intention   of   the  (iovernment   to I  renew   those   bounties).  Agriculture   must   claim     the    first !  place in this review.    The Department '  of   Agriculture   at   Ottawa   estimates !  the value of last year's  field crops at  i  3532.000,000,   or    i," 106.000,000,   for   thy  ;  whole  of Canada.    The crops  in  Ontario   were   excellent,   and   that    province still  loads,  with a  total production in field crops of $200,000,000. But  it   is   to   the   three   Central   Provinces  that   the   attention   of   the   world   has  been   chiefly   directed,  for  tlie  Import-  mce r.f the crops grown in these provinces is   increasing  every year.    Tin  pring   was   lute,   but     line,     growing  ..rather followed the seeding of spring  wheat,  oats  and  barley.    Tlie  rainfall  -vas   ample   to   Ilu-   end   of  June,   and,  ���Ithoiit-li  seeding  operations   were  de-  i'-yi-d,   tlie   crops   were   reported   to  lie  nearly   as    well   advniu-i-il   as   lu   any  previous   year,   and   tin-   dual     result  I  bowed    that   thi-   sanguine   atiticipn-  .  rious of the  W.���stern farmer had been I  fully  realized.    Karly  estimates of the  loial   wheat  crop   were  about  115,000,-  000   bushels,   but    final   reports   slut*  lhat   the      total      reached      12:!.00(1.000  bushels,   in   addition   to   which     there  .vas  a  crop   of   lCO.OOo.OOO   bushels  of  oats and  ::0.0(i0.ll0i)  buslu Is   of  luu-h-v,  lie total vain" exceeding $ H'O. 600.000.00.  Wot' only was tile quantity large, but  llie quality was excellent', and tile  -*radc throughout was higher than  Lhat of the I'iOS crop. Nor was the  ifiiiiil fortune of the farniei- e>*h.-tus*.e*i  ������y these favorable* conditions, but, in ,  addition to u large cr..p ul' high-grade j  wheat, lie realized foi- such part of it ;  is he chu*-*" ro sell a comparatively j  high price, ti price which varied in  lii'ferent districts, but which I gather  from the reports of our managers was  aot below Slie per bushel on the average. This was a good price, but it  has not sufficed to tempt the farmer  to part Willi, his .whole crop, and a  considerable, amount is still reserved  for sale in the spring. Thu conditions  in the fall were favorable for agricultural operations, and, consequently,  the farmer postponed the realization  of his wheat in order tiiat he might  prepai-f for next year's crop, and aL  the same time, no doubt, the expectation of a still higher price appears to  be not unreasonable.  Immigration into the Central Provinces, , especially from the United  S-iates, has been on a large scale, and  certainly not less than 75,01)0 persons���  probably more���have crossed the border, with tlie intention, of taking* inland in the Central Provinces. They ,  come to the country well equipped  with implements, stock, general oui lit  und -sufficient- capital, and also witli  that experience  whU'h  Is,  perhaps,  tht  i 11inst   valuable   asset   of   a|l.       In   this  statement   J   have   i.*onlii)e.|   myself   |..|  , ascertained   facts   and   figures,   but   Ui  ! would be easy tu construct a I'oivca.s;  of-the 1'i'luiv of these provinces, which  would read jikc a roii'anoe. Tile lime*  at my disposal does |jol permit of  that, 1 will confine myself |o one  statement, referring to agriculture  only. It is estimated th'U the aci-eag*.  under cultivation today in Centra  Canada dues not exceed 7 per cent, o  the total available area, Assiiiuiii-.:  this estimate u> be even approximate!.-,  cui reel, il *|s impossible foi; us |o realize the vast potentialities of (he future. We ran, however, realize tin  duty which this prospect imposes upon  us today, not ouly fur ourselves, bul  fur those wllci are to i.-ollle after us  lhe duty of coiislaiilly pressing forward und extending our sphere of influence. During tile year 19.(9 we open  ed six branches in tiie three Cenlra:  f-ioviiic-e,*-, and since January 1 uv  have added four more. Sjuch extensions ineuii a constant strain upon th-  staff and the premises account, an  you must further understand tliut t.  new branch is seldom immc-diulely profitable. .Nevertheless, we feel such  fiiufidi-nue )n the future that we respond to the recommendations 0/ our  superintendent 'whenever possible, although the difficulty of supplying ar.  efficient staff is immense.  Hallway construction is proceedinr  rapidly, and during 19-)9 tlie roads added 10 per cent, to their total niileag-.  24,000 miles of road are now in operation in Cauada, abuut 1.00') miles mot*,  than the entire railway ' system o.  Great  Britain  and  Ireland.  It is, perhaps, owing to the absorbing interest iu agriculture that th-*  "i-ogn-ss   of   the    niiitii'g-   Industry    Is  little noticed here, but I mav draw  your attention to the fact that the  mineral production of Canada since tin-  year 18S6, when complete reports were  first prepared, lias shown a remarkable   increase.       in   a   paper   recently  i published    in    the    "l-'ngineerlns  and  | .Mining Journal."  of  New  York, a re-  ! view  is given  of the  progress  of  this  i .industry, from which I take the following figures: ���In lssii the total''min-  , eral  production   was Sia.iniu.iino,  and  in  j lUtlS $S7,0iiu,iii)i��. and the tabular statement shows that the increase has. been  I steady    and    continuous.      The    total  i figures   for  19-J'l  are' not   yet  available,  1 but   we   know   that    the   minerals   of  ! British    Columbia    yielded     $24,040,000,  | about   the  s-ami'  a.s   in   IImis.  and. thai  ' the   Oawsuu   camp   gav--   'j:i,C58,li92   of  I gold, approximately **>r.iM,ofi(�� more than  last year, but still i'ar b-imv the output of the years preceding 190G. Tlio  great ditch of the i'likon Gold Company, 62 miles hi length, uus in operation last season, and it is expected  that the output of the camp will  henceforth show a steady recovery.  Tlie ail ver mines of Cobalt urn but  little known un this side, but it is  interesting to note thai through their  Increasing prudiielioii Canada now  holds the third place h: ihe siiver-  producing countries uf ihe world  (Mexico stands first, the I'uip-d .-Utiles  second, but Australasia now has to  iaki the fourth place). In I'i-ih Cobalt  pi-o.duc.-ed $12.'l��'..i*,MI woi-lli of silver,  and. as the output is sleadlly increasing, it would appear )��� i..i���:���] lc tliat  Canada will year by year l.:! ��� a more  important placo as a silv-1-j.inducing  country.  We are now wa telling with interest  lhe growth of u new industry in  British   Columbiu���that   "f   fruit  i-ul- , ,,,..., .  lure. There is no longer any doubt j _"^n ^H-1-'']  Unit both the soil and cliniati are  well suited for the- growth of fruit  .-Mill the industry tipp'-ars lo he established, l-'lforts are being made to ju-  iroduee scientific- methods of cultivation, nnd tlic.se will im doubt pn-dtice  -tciml results here-ll'lor. Tbe difficulty  appears to be tliut of labor, and. consequently, it is noticed that tin- land ���  is being parcelled mu in small holdings, such us the owner and those residing witli liini may be able lo cultivate-  without lured assistance. Improved  railway communications throughout  lhe province will give greater facilities for bringing the fruit to market,  and an increasing business may consequently he expected. The salmon  canners, especially. on tlie l-'i -user  Kiver. were disappointed. 1 HOt*. tile  fourth year from Ii)05, .should have  been the big year, but the run of lish  was late, und consequently the catch,  ���specially on the l-Yaser River, was  considerably below expectations.  Before i conclude, you will, no  -lon1.1. expect iile to say a few words  about business prospects for 1010. and  I fed tliut I cannot do better than  quote a paragraph from the official  report of the Department of Trade  and Commerce for the fiscal year ended -March 31st. .l!i0!t. on Canndian  trade. In submitting his report tlie  Deputy Minister says thut while it  would appear tliut for a time there  was a halt in (lie great expansion of  the Canadian trade during the fiscal  year lDU!), from tlie latest figure.-* obtainable, conciusivc evidence lias  -howii that the current fiscal year���  Unit Is, to Alarcli :11st, 1910���will  ���onipure favorably with the best  > ears in the history of Canada, and, in  support of this statement, lie points  out lhat as regards tlie imports and  i'Xports: for the six months ended  September, l'lOil, the figures show a  large increase over the corresponding period of Ihe previous year, clearly indicating that tlie figures for the  full year will compare favorably with  the best III the history of the Dominion, These words, which may be- re-  ".ariletl as a. sta teinent of fact rather  'lain as nn express!'-ni of opinion,  carry us on to tlie month of April,  ������ lid by tliat time we sliall begin to  hear something respecting the _-j-'t-e-  ���ige planted, the conilltioiis of seeding  and tin* general oui look for the harvest. As J have so often said before,  ilie harvest is tlie keynote of tlu-pusl-  "fun. and the progress of the country���of the- Central Provinces i-spi-  ���lally���depends entirely upon It. Should  we be again favored witli such a  harvest us we have- :;ec*n in I'lUll, thore  '���nil be no doubt tliat the present year  .-.ill again marie a great advance in  ill  our industries.  During   the   year   .Mr.   .1.   II.   I'rodh-  visited  Canada, devoting his time and  (Mention  chiefly   to  the  Pacilic  Coast,  lit- went as far as   Prince Rupert,  the  terminus  of the  I'iriuul  Trunk   Pacific  Railway,   so   tliat   we   now   hnve   tin-  idvantage  of  direct   information     re-  ���peeting     that     point.       Mr.     Mayne  Campbell   -ilso   visited   several   of   the  branches In niitario. and we are great-  i  iy    indebted    to    both    our   colleasues i  for   their    valuable   services.     1    now  '��� eg  Jo   move  that   Lhe  report and  ac-  ���c.unt's be adopted.     ( Applause.)  Mr. U. IT. Olyn seconded the rosolu-  ���oii.  Ml*. JI. Powell:    T um sorry to Fee so  ���mall an attendance tnj.-iv  lo hear  -���>  THE   BANK  OF   BRITISH   NORTH   AMERICA  BALANCE   $HBET,   31st   DECEMBER,   1909  T��DrC8PlUl $ 4,880,6D0.0��  20,000 Sharer- of ��60 each fully paid,  To Reserve Fund    ooJ���oZi^i  To Deposits and Current, Ac.eouuts    ao,4ao.044..-il  To   Notes  ln   Circulation       s,<i,i.ui��.-io  To Bills payable and  other     Liabilities.    Including      o_fwlM< ,,  Pro-rlalou   for   Contingencies       8,*l?��^,'is  To Rebate  Account '.'���*a-;-*1^      100.2��w.i8  To Liabilities on Endorsements   $8*-��,l(l.oS  To Liability under guarantee   In    respect  of wbtcL no Claim   Is anticipated   ....����� 200,000  To  Do.  Do  To  Profit   and   Loss Account���  Balance  brought forward   from  June,  1-809   Dividend  paid  October,   1900   ...  SOtb  $ 300,000  230.204.35  146.000.00  00,204.33  Net prolit for tlie half-year ending  this date, after de ducting . all current charges, and p rovidlng for bad  and   doubtful   debts    821,624.03  Deduct���  Transferred to Bank Premises  Account      -Transferred   to   Officers'   Life  Insurance Fund      Transferred   to  Officers' Wid-  otrs' and  Orphans' Fuud   ..  Transferred   to  OBcerB'   Pension Fund   Staff Bonus    411,828.8a  .173,000.00  ���  .    1,046.06  .    8,167.43  .    9.831.CO  . 29,200,00  Mdend and  117,175,68  Bonus...  294,053.40  fCl,-506,41-4.  71  By  Cash  and  Specie nt Banker*) aud iu  timid  * 5.:J.S-.'.8,*i:i.42  By Cash at Cull und Short Notice 10.774.0-1S.5U  Br  investment-* -  Console    ��ll3:t.000   lit S3.... .S05S.41I.33  Natlonnl   War   Loan. ��.'0.000  at fid lilH.UOU.CO  I'j-clieniiei-   Bonds,   i'lir*..��ll��0. ut  pur    .-..*i!l.t!i;il.ll��  Cr.  ���*$16.12(3.SS1.��S  .? 1.-1:17.077.00  Iloiiilnloii   of  ('aiiiuhi Bonds.    ��t!i."i.l'dO,  at !).*!     Otlier   Investments      By   Bills   Ilecelvable, Loans on  Security  Accounts          By Bunk  Premises.  et<\.    I"    London,    anil  BnincUes    ,          By Deposit  witb  Dominion     I'oveiiuneiit.  by   Act  of   I'lirlliiiiinit    for    Security    of  Bank   Note   Cln-uliUloii      ss-J.r.To.no  :iso.'ins.itl  mid i.llii-i'  \lt    llie  l-e-pili-efl  (jetieriil  2.700.000.1.-.  fll.r-Tfi.On.S.-f'i  017.2:il!.(!*l  lS2.lljl.r-ii  NOTE���The Infest monthly Return received from  Dawsou Is tbat of the *JUtli November, 190ft, nnd'  tbe -Usurp** of tbnt Iti-tiun lire Introduced into  tills Account. The u.ilunre of the transactions  for December witli that Brunch lias been i-m-rled  to a suspense Account, peudlug the receipt of tbe  December Accounts.  551..r-0.-j.414.71  W�� JUTO e-xaalned tne alio-re Balance -Sheet with the Books In London, aud tbe  Ceitifled  Returns  from   tbe Branches,  U4 And It ta prest-nt a true ataUaent of tbe Bank'n affairs as shown by tbe Books and  return**.  GEORGE-SNEATH, 1 Of tbe Firm of  NICHOLAS E. WATBUHOUSE, J-     Price,   Waterhouse  &   Co.,  -Un-Jon, lCta Vahraatf, 1910.*  Auditors.  Chartered   Accountants.  -tit crest ing a report, bul. .-ill hough  there are sn few m-re. there are large  numbers In the country who takp n  liTp-ii interest In it. nnd I would ask  tliat. I lie report of the meeting be clr-  .-ul.-itod at .-.-renter length thau has  been usual In the sheet sent. If it \va<s  ������a-iit In hunk form, ns done by other  banks- and eninpnnlos, il would bo  more easily read, and ninre conducive  to the comfort of tin- readers. If tlie  lirectors would do this. 1 am ruin- the  ���liai-'-linl'lers would be i-xln-mely  grateful, i do uot Iinhh* whether th?  whole report is published In tlie sheet  which   is  sent   round   afterwards.  The Ohulrtn.-tii:  In n-i-eiit years it has  *ilw*ivs   been   ri   \*i*rl).*ilim   renorl.  Mi*. I'oweil: Th-'i !������! tiie verbiitln*  ���vp-irt be in a mon- conv< nient form  for readers; tlie cost would not be  very great. There is one point I wish  io nut. We hoar about the prospects*  of the farmers; I take it that tliey ,'ire  new farmers, going Into new land,  which gives largo crops, and 1 would  like to know whether tliey (-Imply Use  nn the vlr-rln soil, without any form  of manui-ini**. becansi- the danger fa  thai tbey will leave tlie land like the  waste tobacco land.- nf Virginia and  other States, which were formerly,  used up find left, though that is not  done with. f��f roiir.*****. there Is nny  a mount of vlrj-rhi soil, whicli. by Just  r*er.-itelling the ground, yields crops for  soui;. ve-irs, but tliat cannot iro on,  and misfit come to an end in about If)  years, Icavlnir waste land, wlih-li would  not be worth manni-lii-.**. r.-t ns hav-p  some nssurniiep as lo thnt. and know  whether there l�� some scientific .-n-rri-  c-ulturnl worT-lns* and ki)ow!->d<*-*e  ,'imonirst the Pinners. =n that they  will not worlt the land for snmr- years  and then sell It to som-*- unfortunate  pi.-in who wonld not br- able io make  anythin-*; out of It. T li.ive -isked thia  f|iio=t!o" with resj.ird to Smith Australia nnd received ;i ntiite s-i'iisf:i(*tory  rcplv. You enn "n.'-IIv* ninke Innulrles,  and find out whether real, sound farin-  Ine; Is belnc- done In Crinndn. Tint tbe  most Iiniiortnn| tliln-r I want to ask  tc i-'-lth res.ird to th-1 cji-irter. "which  expires In  a  year���-whofher any steps  have been taken or are being taker*,  for renewing* the charter. In these uns  certain times of Government one hard.  ly knows whether anything* will be  done satisfactorily with regard to  capital. The charter hs an English  one, and I would like to know whether  steps are being taken, or are contemplated, with regard to the renewal of  the charter, because this is more important even than big dividends. If  the charter was not renewed, it would  mean that the trustees would have to  sell their sliares. because they cannot  take any risk, however small. There  is one thing, which 1 have mentioned  before, with, regard to the reserve.  You hnve some of It fn the "National  War Loan due to be paid off ln a few  weeks, and it stands at 90. I think  the date is April 1st. With these observations I wish to congratulate you  on thc success of the past year't*  management. T thank the directors for  the enre thev have taken In our affairs, and for Riving us such a satisfactory dividend. 7 will not Ray n  large dividend, because *we have hnd n  larger one before, f have been ���;  shareholder now for 45 years.  Mr. Clark���T want to support what  my friend said as to the report. 1  happen to bo the only Canadian proprietor present, and I should like to  sny thnt the re-port is an exceedingly  able and accurate one. Anyone in Ottawa or Toronto could not obtain a  more accurate estimate of conditions  in Cnnuil-a than has been j-iven by the  chairman, and It seems to me It  would bo il great pity if tlie information priven was not published in a  form so tliat every proprietor would  have tho full advantage f,f this Information, which must have taken n great  deal of trouble nnd pains to collect,  to the charter. I understood Hi-. Powell to refer to the Canadian act. which is before the Canadian Parliament, and as to which  (here will be no conditions hampering any of the banks; but I am told  he referred to thc company's charter, which i.s a royal charter here,  thougli still subject to Canadian law.  With reference to Mr, Powell's inquiry as to tlie methods of agriculture. I may sny that the Government  of Canada h-ave taken most elaborate  pains witli regard to it. They have  experimental farms ln the Northwest,  and most accurate scientific information is being furnished to farmers. You  may rely upon it that the farmers  there, w'ho are about as Intelligent as  any in tlie world, are not going to kill  the goose that lays the golden egg.  The Chairman���In thc first place,  let me thank both tlie gentlemen who  have spoken for their kind words of  appreciation. We shall endeavor to  arrange the report in a form which  will, perhaps, be more acceptable. It  has always been a verbatim report,  but I think it might be improved upon  as regards thc shape in which we  scud it out. As regards the second  iiuestion���the method of farming���I  am very glad that Mr. Clark replied  to that question, because farming is  not my trade- When I have been myself on the prairies l have constantly  spoken to tlie farmers on the subject  Mr. Powell introduced to our notice,  and, so far as 1 have been able to collate evidence, I should say that the  farmers arc fully alive to the Importance of not exhausting the soil. Recognizing that the virgin soil is extremely fertile, it is. I .should say,  tlu-ir primer object to keep it so, and 1  believe It would be correct to say  that they look largely to the introduction of mixed farming for this p��-  pose. .Mixed farming Is on the increase in Central Canada���considerably on tlie Increase���and I think it is  to mixed farming tliat they look. With  regard to tho war loan, to whicli .Mr.  Powell has drawn my attention on a  previous occasion, the result will be  tlmt it will lie paid off, we presume.  on the dm- date. It stands at 90. and.  therefore, tliere will be a surplus to  come to lhe credit of the investment  account at a Inter date. As regards  the charter, wc are fully alive to the  extreme Importance of the- renewal of  the charter, but lt would not be expedient I'or us to take any steps towards tliat end until the Rank Act is  .-���ettled in Canada. Mr. Clark has Informed tb,. meeting that.the Bank Act  which is now up for revision and renewal In Canada,. will be passed without any material change. When that  is done will be the time for us to approach tin- Treasury for -i renewal of  the charter, but it would not be expedient in our opinion to do so before  that, but, Mr. Powell, you may rest  assured we fully appreciate the importance uf it. and that It ia constantly   before   US. *���  The resolution wus carried unanimously.  The Chairman: The directors who  ���".-lire by rotation ale Mr. J. H. Bro-  dle, whose re-election lias been proposed )����� Mr. .1, 11. Mayne-Campbell,  but as Mr. Mavno-Cunipbell is, unfortunately, absent, I will propose him  in liis place; ,\|;. <;lyn. 1 have pleasure  in proposing myself, and Air. F. Lubbock is proposed  by Mr.' Kendall.  These names were submitted individually to the meeting, and approved.  The Chairman���The next business is  Ihe election of the auditors.  Mr. I). Ilunkey: I will propose their  re-election. This is th,.. first meeting of this company which f li.-ive attended, bill 1 cannot ((uite agree with  my friend tliere who regretted that  there wero not more members present,  because 1' think It shows tlie absolute  confidence of the proprietors |n the  board. When T attend tliey seem rather  iij-tohis-hi-il to know' I am a shareholder  at ali. We appear to have arrived  at a prosperous state and I hope it  will   so  coiiiiniie.  Mr. Powell: As no names have been  mentioned I will second the appointment of Mr. Oeorgv Sneath and Mr.  Nicholas " Waterhouse as auditors.  1 always Insist that we shall have  real persons appointed a.s auditors, und  not a firm. Wc have no hold upon  a firm: wt. want to know who the  men are. and these two gentlemen I  know   very   well,  The re-sol ut ion was carried unanimously.  Tlio Chairman: That concludes the  business.  Mr. Powell: Before we separate, may  I move a won' ,>������ thanks to the directors and I b.-llevo the officers of the  company are usually associate!, in one  resolution. We have to thank the  staff, both here and In Canada, for  their successful efforts in the past year  in I lie hitcrests of the Bank, and,  therefore,   in our  interests.  Mr. Chirk: I would like to have the  privilege of svcoudlng that motion. AVe  have the results nf their work here.  I know a good many of the officials  in Canada, and I may say they have  the highest reputation. The Interests  of the proprietors nre well looked after by the staff throughout Canada.  The resolution was carried unanimously.  The Chairman: We are verv much  obliged to you for your kind appreciation or the work that has heen done.  The proceedings then terminated.  The oldest British -possession  ia the West Indies is Barbadoes,  to which claim was laid in the  year 1605. Jamaica .was. conquered half a century later.  Does Your. Back Acb��?���Don't experiment with imitation! ,but.get the  genuine, "Tbe .D. & L." Menthol  Platter, It cures. Davis St I*��-*rreuce  Co., maker*.  Mohammedans always bury  their dead without a coffin of  any kind.  The ladder of success has  rungs made of cigarettes.  no  Pigs cannot fly, bnt the price of  pork can soar.  A London milkman was bitten  by a terrier, whereas everyone  would have expected the offender  to be a water spaniel.  When you go -o the country take a  tiu of Davis' Menthol Salve along. It  ia unequalled to relieve earache,  sprains, burna, cuts and bruises. 25  cants.  The Albert hall, in London, has  seating- capacity for 12,000 persons. It cost $1,000,000. Started  in 1867, it took 14 years to build.  Manchester's aqueduct, 100  miles long, which cost .��"4,SOO.OOO, carries 100,000,000 gallons  of wat d   daily.  ALMOST DRY  3E^5S3Z!  ����**��aaa��**aaa**��a**6*+0**  I MINES AND MINING!  ��� *  Granby  stock is recovering som��-  what slowly but surely.  The  New  York   Financial News  predicts 15 cent copper by May 1st.  President Agassiz, of the Calumet  and Hecla Mining Co., died on the  steamer Adriatic, on his return  New York from Europe last week  to  D. D. Mann, vice-prisident of the  Canadian Northern Ry., has secured  control of 4,368 acres of mining land  in northern B. C, near Stewart,  where a smelter will be built in the  near future.        K. F. Voigt is reported to be working on a big mining deal for Copper  Mountain, Similkameen, which is expected to materialize within the next  thirty days. Part of the scheme it to  be a smelter.  The United Empire Co., of Princeton, have at last reached the coal seam  which they have been tunneling for  during the past few months. The  coal is handily located and can be  brought to the track for loading railway cars, by gravity. It is said to be  the intention of the company to begin  shipping as soon as possible and will  require a spur to connect with the  V., V. & E.  *v  BIG RUSH TO CALGARY  The Calgary local land oflice  never experienced such a rush of  business in regular homestead and  pre-emption entries as during the  close of last week and the last  couple of days. Men stand iu  line leading to the doorway and  massed outside to the number of  a couple of hundred. No particular portion of the district is beinjrr  favored with homesteaders, but  the demand is general.  Your tongue is coated.  Your breath is foul.  Headaches come and go.  Theae symptoms show that your  stomach is the trouble. To remove the  cause is the first thing, and Chamberlain's Stomach and r.iver Tablets wili  do that. Easy to take and most effective.    Sold by all druggists and dealers.  Britiannia metal in an alloy  of 10 per cent antimony and 90%  tin.  WESTERN ELEVATORS  In the three provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta (including three for British Columbia)  there are 1,452 elevators; one has a  capacity of 350,000 bushels, one  250,000 bushels, one 225,000 bush-  els, two at 160,000 bushels, three at  150,000 bushels, two at 125,000  bushels, one at 110,000 bushels, one  at 103,000 and four at 100,000 bushels capacity.  They run all the way from 4,000  to 350,000, but the bulk of them are  of 25,000 or 30,000 bushels capacity.  Excluding the 16 that run from IOO.OOO upwards the average for the remaining 1,436 would be 29,000 bushels capacity.  STRIKE AVOIDED  Strength aad Vitality are combined  in the invigorating tonic Ferrovim.  winch consists of fresh lean beef,  Citrate of Iron and pure old Spanish  Sherry Wine. Nothing could be more  beneficial for anemic women and chil -  dreu, elderly people whose strength is  fsiling and all persons run dowu and  debilitated.   $1.00 bottles.  INVADING SPOKANE  W. S. Macey, of Phoenix, who  recently purchased the Rocka-  way restaurant in Spokane, is  said to be getting a lion's share  of the business in the Inland i��m-*  pire city.  The Miners' Federation of  Great Britain have voted to ac.  cept the terms of settlement proposed by the South Wales coal  mine owners, and the threatened  strike has been avoided.  ON LAKE UNION  ASPECT OF  The date for the triangular regatta on Lake Union, witb the  Universities of California, Stanford and Washington as contestants, has been indefinitely set  for May 25.  COMING STRONG  Nelson, Lancashire, is stated  to possess fewer licensed houses  than any other town of its size,  the proportion being 3,000 persons to each one license.  People living in ice houses  should not throw hot water.  Twelve thousand immigrants,  mostly from Great Britain arrived  at the port ot St. John aad Halifax last week. Tbis is a record  number for a similiar period in  the history of Canada.  THE FIJI ISLANDS  A terrible hurricane has devastated the Fiji islands with  great loss of life. These islands  are the property of Germany,  altho they were at one time under  British rule.  I      /.i u.-. a-ieila aaviugtoy^u 1    Sup-  i p i-o   u-tlj-tud, wife or some menibar of  ! tha   tV.mily Hustiiiiif- a cut or &  Lad  3ci:-.li-li,-.vUich festers or turns to blood-  p 'idu-iiug. Result���off work 1 What  - ilubi t-iatmeanat payday?   Zam-Buk  (.i event*   wounds,    cuts   or   injuries  " t ruing lh* wrong way." Apply it  ; iuiuiv.litttely, sud it kills tha poison  j ahd ttails Lealiug. '"  There is an-  , other    aspect.  If vuu have in  lho family, ec--  s; iint.riii'-woriii,  i:l-.��r.itiou,     or  j any skin disease,  jtry   Zam-Buk  j flrst���dou'tup-Jinl  ! iin'iu-ry on   experi-  i ii eu;ing I Y.,u  ;  �� 11 h  veto ^y^"^ll'y  get   Zam-   ^ i      M ^  '   Buk   event-    f ,f &  I'.* oth r things-.      i/lUA4^  I icir tlu-se persons :���  Mr. A. M. Brooks, Wellington Street,  ,Sl��*ell'iii, 0'it., bays :���"' if only I had  jot Zuiu-l'iik ut tii'Mt, it wuiild huve  a <v-;.l me si-ores of dollars; as well an  lio-irs of agony." Mr. Brooks has been  u rvtl of eczema. Hesay��:-���"llynbek,  ��li<-~t and bciily Were covered with tlie  iorri- le disease. The iu-liiii}-, burning  mill smarting I sutlcred, none who baa  i nt, l/oiie through it cm i till ! Di-'tor-''  lotions, su'vea aud prescriptions didn't  ��� lu me a hit of i_*<j<>.1 ; and from one  thing to -mother I passed, only to find  t kiii usidi-sc. Wiih Z-iin-tiiil' itwas  <li "er'-nt, un 1 without L'ciiug throujjh a  lu'ii$ story, I can sav tlmt a few wet-l;***'  t*eui.iii.-ii��"'Mlii iliia grot lieilin*' linlm l'-a!*"l  th - s >r��s, a-t I rid in* fur g-Mid of thu terrible  t ti-iiin, vrhi h hid held u�� 111 its grip tor over  t��u luutilii*! "  " If I had i.pplieci Zuiu-Dulc In tlie first place,  i in-i-Mii nt Irtn/ tha o:li r !>rei>arii-.iouB, 1  , .iii,.l l> veuved nic-i>lf (.lotof uiono." fli  n-v-i Ms. It. K. IkdM-l, of M7 Hrovrtn.-hi-r  Ai -. IS'. Hoiii'��-<-, Winnl|.*-i*. .Urt. Bedu.!!  )ia>l ac- ll fin-.'*---, wiiii'll li.runiii-JXii-'illird. M'e  b.iv�� : " ll WoaHie!*����������� l'i-ii and di-H.-nlorvd. aud  mi- wi, ile arii n-lit-d and UiruM-ed riolenlly. I  i-WI" I in nix-tor ami he lam-<-d it. YuU maT  iin��*.-:>.e lion I -n-ti- ird,j-rid<li--|*il�� th-ilo-.lui's  !n-��- nir-it llie rlii.-er a '��in ft-Herrit, and cot to  1..I tl, t ilie.l'.'i'-r ��'l��i-ied ma lu go Into tlio  ii.,.|.iui.    I I -x ������ I. if I did, tliey would i-��t lt  ,-T, �� . 1-f.iB- I ei-'* d t.v ut were adviai-d to try  '.h'ii.'- -V.    W-K-H ' tivervtliltn- tUe and (rave  iwli.'iia'i. I. W-:i, it r'.n'v tool- about four  di i lo il ��� <r .-nb tbu gor,-nr--i I Then, bit by  '���', it bi-.-xi t.i hi-ul. and in leal than thrca  "fls ir in rust apply "ir th* Zam Buk tbe  ���- i -er -ii' I.-1 and ]i'��rf��r-tly hsaltby. If ouly  t nail y A''.aiu I'lilt at Oral I"  All -Vii ii'l-i-Us ami di-ea��*�� are cured by  Z-iin il '*<.    K -2CIIH. ernrit m* pl-uiil-*-". iilc��r��,  'l��f. ;uititned i'Vrli��", i"iti, bur s, scalp mire**,  uiw, ei* . ����� ��'���'���', rr>l I iu  heilin*-  vi tine.  .-.-���   |..,��, i.'l dr "-.^iats und ht.-ire��, o* |��osl fr^tf  in j* i "Itult Oo., Toronto, for jjrii-.   'l.f in*  ill i.ui ali -   .  BUY YOUR MILK   ��� FROM THE   GREENWOOD DAIRY  Fresh Milk and Cream Delivered Daily  BOTTLED   MILK  A SPECIALTY  Fred  Jenks,  Prop'r. p  Sg-'-lft'-ft-'-B'-SsJ*-^^ THE   BOUNDARY GREEK TIMES  NOTICE  TO  HOUSEFURNISHERS  You will be the loser  if you  fail to see our stocks, in case  you shsuld need, this spring-, any  EXTENSION TABLES, SIDEBOARDS,  CHAIRS, ROCKERS, COUCHES, DRESSERS,  RUGS and LINOLEUMS,  Or  anything  necessary  to  complete your household outfit.  We have tlie stock at the right prices.  TOWN TOPICS  A.L.WHITE  The Furniture and Stove Man  Greenwood, B. C.  Phone 16  ^!Hn!n!nM!!!H?n!^n!n!H?n^mmmmmmmmmmmm^  Cr*  ���4=-*  We have just received a  shipment of Clocks of the very  newest designs in Marbelized  Wood, Enameled Wood and Mis*  sion Finish. Also something  very nifty in Mantle Clocks.  x=9  Cogan $ go*  &!atebmaker$ and Jewelers  ?viUiiiiiuiuiiUiiiiiiaiiUisjuiiiiiiiiiiuiaiiiiiiuimiauiuiiutK  I  Wmat  YOUR SPRING SUIT  We are showing   the latest and  most up-to-date  line of Spring Clothing made by  FIT-REFORM  Makers of high grade ready-to-wear Clothing  for men.    Prices:  $15, $18, $20, $22, $25and up to $30  In -.making a selection it will pay you  to see these goods.  ALTERATIONS   FREE.  All suits pressed before Bedding out.  W.   ELSON  MERCHANT TAILOR.  A  A  V.  A  A  A  "(.  'f.  A  A  A  A  rA  rA  'A  A  A  FIRST RATE CAFE   -  AT THE   WINDSOR HOTEL  greenwood. b. c.  Open Day and Night  ERNIE CARTIER, Manager  MINING CLAIM FOR SALE  Iu WelliittcKiti Crimp. The property  known a.s The ('olden Crown, with  plant aud cr-uipeiiu-iit now found thereon.  For terms and particulars apply to  (1. K, Cw.riwiii.!,,  Urandou, Manitoba.  FOR SALE-Seed Potatoes, "Bur.  bank," a Northwest variety. Apply to  A. Menzel, Boundary Falls  Advertise in THE TIMES  For Sale���Household furniture,  piano, stoves, bicycle, etc., cheap. Apply to Rev. F. V. Venables.  For Sewing Machine Needles and  Oil see A. <L. White, the Stove and  Furniture man.    Phone 16.  John East paid a visit to Greenwood this week.  Sam Stook, of Midway, drove  in town on Wednesday last.  Real Rhode Island Red eggs  for sale at the Norden hotel.  Miss Ward left today for Nelson fer a short visit to friends.  Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Bunbury  drove to Phoenix on Wednesday  last.  A. Roberts, of Meyers creek,  -was a visitor to Greenwood this  week.  See thc directors of the Midway Coal Co., smile. There's a  reason.  S. R. Case, City marshal, of  Oroville, was in towu on Saturday last.  C. Scott Galloway, of Grand  Forks, paid a visit to Greenwood  tbis week.  Four feel of coal in the Midway Coal Co's tunnel makes every  one feel good.  E. Miller, M. P. P., of Grand  Forks, was in town on Tuesday,  looking extremely well.  The St. Jude's Ladies' Guild  will meet ab the house of Mrs. C.  J��. Shaw next Tuesday.  Mrs. II. F. Cummins and family are moving to Bonnington  Falls for the summer months.  Mrs. R. J. Saunders and Mrs.  A. F. Thomas, who have been  visiting Spokane, have  returned.  If vou want neat bridge scores,  call at the Times' office. We  have them for sale in pads of 100  each.  F. W. McLaine and J. T.  Beattie paid a flying visit to  Spokane the early part of the  week.  Miss Tilly Graham, has returned to school at Brutiot Hall,  Spokane, after a short Easter  holiday.  A. Mcfvor, a Westminister  Hall student, will take charg-e  ol mission work for the sumirier,  at Midway. y|*  Seth B. Smith and Chas. Sang>  ster, representing the Fairbanks  Co., of Vancouver, were in town  on Wednesday.  Joe Rich ter, whose big ranch-  between Midway and Rock Creek  is well known, was a visitor to  Greenwood this week.  Jim Grier left on Thursday  for New Denver, where he will  publish a paper of his own.  Good luck to you James.  There will be a meeting of the  shareholders of the Boundary  Elkhorn Miuing Co., at Russell's  store tonight, at eight o'clock.  J. R, Jackson, M. P. P., was  up from Midway this week and  is certainly busy and taking much  interest in the needs of thc district.  The Boundary Elkhorn Mining Co , held a meeting of shareholders on Monday evening last,  when business of importance was  discussed.  John Young, the eleven year  old boy, who was so severely burnt  by an electric wire at his home in  Ontario, has had to haye His left  hand amputated.  C. F. Stork, the dry goods merchant, has purchased a house on  Kimberley avenue, next to George  Evans, the property of Mr. Sanderson, of Phoenix.  J. E, McAlliSjtpr, manager of  the B. C. Copper Co., is expected  home from New York in two  weeks. M'rs. McAllister will  meet bim in Spokane.  Mr. Loach, who has farmed at  Myncaster for several years, is  leaving for Northern B. C, this  week, where he will take up land  and engage in slock raising  Miss Violet Archibald is leav-  for Nelson early next week, and  later will join her parents at  North Yakima. She was the recipient of a handsome gold pin  from the members  of  the  Chris  tian Endeavor society, last Tuesday eveniug.  John II. James, photographer*,  is ready for business ou Dead-  wood street, in McKnight's old  studio. Mr. James is an a-1  photographer.    Call and see him.  The Rev, F. V. Venables,  rector of St. Jude's, and his family, will shortly move to theprov-  ince of Ouebec, where Mr. Venables has been appointed to a  charge.  The Ladies' Aid of the Presby-  -.erian church presented Mrs. J.  P. McLeod with a fine cut glass  and stiver jardinier, at the church  on Tuesday evening. Her own  Sunday school class presented  Hei with a gold scarf pin as a  'arewell gift.  JO very family, and especially thotc  who reside in the country, should be  provided at all times with a bottle of  Chamberlain's Liniment. There is no  tell in-; when it may be wanted in case  of an accident or emergency. It is  most excellent in all cases of rheumatism, sprains and bruises. Sold by all  druggists and dealers. **  GENERAL NOTES  SCHOOL REPORT  Another British general election is expected in May.  Toronto has commenced a 400,-  000 commercial metropolis crusade.  ��� A daily service has been inaugurated on the Nicola branch of.  the C. P. R.  New York to London via  Peking by airship is the latest  proposition.  Marie Corelli, the novelist, is  suffering from pneumonia, and is  very dangerously ill in London.  The first cases of hookworm  reported in Oregon bave been discovered in Freewater, in a family  of six.  Spokane, Seattle and Portland  are each organizing special trains  to the Jeffries-Johnson fight at  Emeryville, on July 4.  Richmond, Va., was the scene  of ;-au audacious robbery last  wee*:. ;Over ��85,000 wptth of  J>da|ag-e" stamps were secured by  thte|^&lt robbers, and $160 in  'G-i^vS*^ &C0** ���'���-���'��� Y 'Y.  Following is the school report  i'or March:  DIVISION 1���J. I,. WATSON.  Pupils actually attending       26  Averagedaily  attendance  23.48  Percentage of regularity  90.00  Pupils present every session���  William Bryant, Maudie Eales,  Hazel Redpath, Bertha Smith,  George Craig, William Johns,  Frances Rowe, Sutherland Smith.  DIVISION II���J. I. MACKENZIE.  Pupils actually attending       30  Average daily attendance.....  24,00  Percentage of regularity.  80.00  Pupils present every session���  Leo Barnett, Beatrice Calhoun,  Judith Johnson, Elmer Lewis,  Mayme Lewis, Donald McAllister, Anna MacKenzie, Grace Red-  path, Vera Redpath, Ruby Smith,  Robert Smith, Waldo Jordan,Tom  Taylor.  DIVISION  III���F. M.   CUNNINGHAM.  Pupils actually attending       30  Average daily  attendance-  22.25  Percentage of regularity  74 00  Pupils present every session���  Jean Coles, Sam McAllister, Harold McKenzie. Hall Maclutyre,  Arthur Rees, Catherine Rees.  GENERAL FRENCH  u''m0ry^. . 'v:'">t* ���--���-������������������  ���/ -ijEr-ustay Ljurigstrom, tne-Swefa-  ish;--Mara}bou runner, has established a world's record for the 26  miles, 385 yards. He ran this in  New York last Saturday in 2  hours, 34 minutes, and 8 2-5 seconds.   . -  The Pageant of London, to be  given this summer, as a part of  the?great festival of Empire, at  the Crystal Palace, will be presented by no less than 15,000 persons. Every colony will be represented by colonials themselves.  A TIDAL WAVE],  Mozambique, the Portugese possession iu East Africa, was devastated by a gigantic tidal wave,  22 feet high, last Saturday. One  hundred miles of coast, aud for  many miles inland, everything is  wrecked.  ��� ��� There isn't a man in America  whose vote cannot be bought for  a kiss," says . an Eastern writer.  Well! it all depends on the kisser,  and one is, after all, a small price.  i)on't let an unscrupulous  .-������.ler force on you an imita-  .;-. m of the "D. & L." Menthol  I 'Ulster. Look for the "D. &  ],." trade-mark on the tin. It  yuarantees the genuine and  ike most effective remedy for  Rheumatic aches and pains,  j.uiubago, Sciatica, Backache,  ftc 25c. each. Yard rolls  <��� <1 ii alin g seven of the regular  u/.e $1.00.  .TRADEMARK  THE   BEST   TONIC  for all sickly people.  Makes new blood J  Gives strength;  Restores vitality.  Taken after any lllneic It!  battens a return to health.  Davis & Lawrence Co., Montreal.  General French will arrive in  Canada about May 20th, and will  be here one month, in which time  he will endeavor to see as many  Canadian sights as possible. If  it can possibly be arranged, a  tactical field day-will be held in  Ottawa on May .24th, at which  General French will  be  present.  It is not often the case that  both the bride and bridegroom  are entitled to congratulations at  a wedding,  MI-O-NA  BELIEVES  STOMACH   MISERY  ALMOST IMMEDIATELY  If the food you ate at your last meal  did not digest, but laid for a long time  like lead on your stomach, then you  have indigestion and quick action  should be taken.  Of course there are many other aymp-  tomB ot indigent ion, such as belching-  up of aour food, heartburn, dizziness,  r��horta��*s of breath and foul breath,  and if yon have any !of*:.- them, your  stomach, is put of order and should be  :cqt^0td^'Y���yY,:,Y..Y-. Y''Yyy.Y. Yy-YY^ .  _;MU�� na tablets have ctrrad.tho'a.Bands  of ��^^  trouble.   If you have any atotnach distress, Mi ona -frill relieve instantly.  But Mi.o na, unlike most so-called  dyspepsia remedies, does more than  relieve; it permanently cures dyspepsia  or any stomach trouble 'by putting  energy and strength into the walls of  the stomach, where the gastric juices  are produced.  A large box of Mi o-na tablets costs  but 50 cents at J. L. White's and are  guaranteed to cure or money back.  When others fail, Mi-o-na cures It is  a producer of flesh when the body is  thin; it cleanses the stomach and bowels; purifies the blood and makes rich  red blood.  CfmWmSf HNN-O-Mi)  CURES CATARRH, ASTHMA,  Bronchitis, Croup, Coughs and Colds, or  money back.   Sold and guaranteed by  J. L. WHITE, Druggist.  Lost���At Rock Creek, or between  Rock Creek and James' Lake, during  the fall of 1909, a pair of brown sateen  wading trousers. Finder please return  to office of this paper. Suitable reward.  MINERAL ACT  Certificate of Iinprovements  NOTICK.  "Moruluf-* Star" Mineral Claim, -situate In tbe  Greenwood Mln'-au Division of Yale District. Where located: About three miles  west of tlie Arlington lakes.  TAKE NOTICE That I, E. G. Smith, Free  Miners' Certificate No. IJl-ttOI, intend,  alxty days from date hereof, to apply to tbe  Mininir R<corder for a Certilicate of Imprm-e-  mentis, (or the -n-rpim of obtaining :i Crown  Grant of the above claim:  And further take notice tbat action, under  Section 37, must be commenced before the issue-  auce of Such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated tbis 31st dav of March, A. D. 1910.  39 E.G. SMITH.  MINERAL, ACT.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  "Crescent No. 2" and "Norene Fractional"  Miueral Claims, situate iu the Greeuwod  Miuiuff Divibiou ol Yale District. Where  located:    In Providence Camp.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Isaac H. Hallett,  as ageut for Harry H. Shalleuber-fer,  Free Millers' Certificate No. 1126506, intend,  sixty days from Ike date hereof, toapply to tbe  Mining- Recorder for Certificate! of Improvements, for the purposs of obtain!ng Crown  Grants of the above claims.  And further take uotice tbat action, under  ���section 3T, roust be commenced before the  issuance of sneb Certificate  of Improvements.  Dated this 21st day of Marcli, A. D. 1910.  S9 I. H. HALLETT.  :-l  Now is the time to brighten up the home.  We have everything you want in stock.  JAP A LAC FLOOR LACK  Outside and Inside Paints        Floor Paints  DecotintWair Finish Alabastine Wail Finish  Varnishes, Shelacs, and Brushes  OF ALL KINDS AT THE  Russell-Law Caulfield Co., Ltd.  GROCERIES,     CROCKERY,     HARDWARE,  GENTS'   FURNISHINGS.  Palace Livery Stables  fun well  fill!!] lor  in]  Mm  DRAYING���We Can Move Anything  F\ G.   BUCKLESS      PROPRIETOR   COPPER STI^ <&&^  Ogilvie's Rolled Oats  ���HB. PACKAGES 35G.  3 for One Dollar.  Just the thing  if  CORBY'S SPECIAL SELECTED  RYE  m  i\\  IMPORTERS GREENWOOD '(ll  Greenwood Ciqtior 0e.  m  ;-s-V-?s-K--S^'<���--^^  ARE Y��H BRY?  Beer   Beer   Beer  WE  BREW GOOD BEER AND   #  ALL KINDS OF SOFT DRINKS  Call up 'Phone 138, Greenwood  Phoenix Brewery Co.  BEER  ��;! ��� J  !!  t  ���  I'l  ft  i  i  I  WALL PAPER  WALLPAPER  Nothing does so much to make or unmake a room  as Wall Paper,    Large variety of patterns  to select from*    Reasonable Prices*  BOOKSELLER AND STATIONER, KODAK SUPPLIES

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