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 1      Political Pointers      1  Colnaibia and Western Subsidy 4ct c   & W., and accepted instead a  Bv   an   act a sented to on April  an  17th,    1896,    the   Columbia and  Western Railway company was in-  (incorporated to construct a railway  'from Trail Cre.'k to Penticton.    B\  this act the' road  was 'designated t<������  be constructed in' six sections.    It  wan, however, sp'cifi-ally stated in  the act that ''ueverfh.desss failures  to complete any one or mure of th������������,  said sections  or  portions of miy  sections within ihV time so limited  for  the completion   of ,-aine, shall  not prejudice the rights, powers or  privileges of the comptny iuhvspect  of such part or parts (if .*ny)of the  the section or sections as to which  ������uch failure shallgbe made as shall,  at the expiration of such limited  time, be'made and completed.'"  To assist in   carrying 'otit-'the  project an act of the.same date was  passed   giving   the company lands  not exceeding 10.240 acres for each  mile of narrow guage railway.    It  was specifically provided  by the  - said act ''that the land earnedby  the company shall  be grauted to  the' company   iu    the   following  manner:    When section one of the  railway   is   completed,    the land  earned' under section' one shall be  granted   to   the   company;   when  section three of the railway is completed, the laud earned, under said  section  shall be   granted   to   the  company;"' .when- sectiou Ave w:������s  completed, -the land, under sectiou  four was granted,  and .upon  the.  completion of section 6 the grants  for sections. 5 and 6 (five and six)  were to be made.  It was provided that no lands  were to be granted that were not  designated and surveyed within  seven years from the passage of  the act. This period expired on  April 17th, 1903.   .  The route to   be taken by the  railway was varied by an Order-in-  Council approved on  30th June,  1897.   whereby the sections were  varied, the first section to run from  Rossland to Robson; the second to  run not more than 30 miles east or  southeast from Trail creek, and the  third   fjom   R ibson   to Christina  lake.     Power to choose alternate  route was given by the act of the  incorporation.  It is not disputed that the company built sections one, three and  four, and therefore became entitled to 1,603.312 acres of land in  respect of sections one and three.  Of those within the seven year  period, grants for 794.440 acres  were given. The only dispute is  as to whether the company waH  placed in hucIi a position that it  was impossible for it to complete  the surveys for the balance within  the time limit.  In 1897 an act was passed giving  a subsidy of $4,000 per mile for a  railway   from . the   coast to Knot  enay.     By it a portion of the proposed route of the C. & W. was  paralelled,  i.  e.  from Midway to  Penticton.    This aroused discussion between the C. P. R., that has  acquired the 0. & \V. charter, and  the  projector of the Coast Kootenay road; MacKenzie and Mann!  After some negotiations the latter  signed agreements to   build railways from the coast to penticton,  and from Penticton to Boundary  creek,   (Midway.)     These were  dated June 16th, 1898.   The 0. &  W., by a contract dated July 8th  of the same year, also agreed to  build a standard guage road from  ltobsonto Midway.; *  This agreement explicitly stated  cash suh.-idv'o('$4,00i������ per mile.  Almost as soon as these contracts  were signed the Turner govern-'  iicnt went of out power, and the  Sniilin government, in 1899,repud-  iared these agreements and threw  the C. & W. back on the.legisla-.  tioa of 1X96.  , Though thi������ was done at the opening of   the next 'session,   the  speech  from the throne during the  same   administration   stated  that  "rhe. C. & W. having completed its  line between Rowland and Biund-  ary, creek"   was entitlej to a land  grant of 2,500,000 acre-.    It was,  however,  inteuded  to carry out a  somewhat similar policy   as  that'  contained  in  the agreements just  mentioned ��������� to, arrange a cash subsidy in lieu of the land grant. This  was in 1900.    Efforts were continually  made by the company to secure a settlement.  .  On September 4th. 1901, the day  after Mr.   McBride left the Dunsmuir government,   an,  order-in-  counoil -was passed, ordering ..the  preparation, of, crown grants conveying to   the   company   706,692  acre's of land   in alternate block-  along the line of railway as set out  iu   the   subsidy   act.    ,Thcre wa<  stated to be a deficiency of 896^488  acres iu respect of the third'section  tfhich it was  proposed to meet by  the grant of lots 4593 and 4594 in  ������.E._7 Kootenay, aggregating 625,,-  760Vres/to'lie taken iufiill.    For'  some reasou~t!ie grants to5the two  latter lots,  although signed, were  never delivered   to   the'company  and were eventually cancelled on  Maj 3rd, 1903.  Acting   upon    legal advice the  the -company  maintained all  thii'  time that while the crown grants  were in existence the lands in S.  E. Kootenay belonged to the company and therefore it had received  its subsidy.    So much was thought  of thii position,   that a special act  was passed on   April   21,   1903.  formally   rescinding  these crown  grants.     The company   supposed  up to that date at least that the S.  E.   Kooteuay  lands were its property.     When  this act became law  it finally surrendered its position.  The sftven years was up in which  it could survey the lands and the  government itself was responsible  for the delay.  Every government has thus acknowledged the C. & W. is entitled  to the lands grant. TUU is shown'  regarding the administration of  Messrs. Turner, 8emlin, Dtinsmuir  and Prior. The only thing the f  McBride government has done is  to complete the work of former administrations by arranging a proper  method of the 0. & W. receiving  what is due it. '  ing proposition'' to charge two per  cent. f������r VxcWnge i-r in6>*re������t'at  the rate of 4 ' or 5 per cent, per  month. Some of their papers are  still in existence at the present  time. Ir is also a well-known fact  that the promotors or fo'unders'of  this three hall institution found in  the Liberal candidate the very man  they wanted to conduct a propo-  [ sition of that kind,  Judging from past experience it  is only fair to state that Mr. Naden is the kind of "a man that^uits  a corrupt political , machine. He  has been tried and found that He  can promise the people something  and, then do directly the opposite,  Mr. Naden   has   been  Those kind of p-ople'usually stay  where they are protected. y  VoterH of, this constituency can  readily  see for themselves that he  has openly violated his pledge and  failed  to do that which he in paid  for.    After all there is no doubt  but that Mr - Naden is the kind of  a ,man " that, -Melnnes and Curtis  would like to have with them, being true . the principles of which,  they ar������ experts at. ���������  Midway, Jan. 14,*1906.  AN INTRODUCTION  Greenwood for Bome time and we  must admit that he and his bunch  have been very successful so far as  helping themselves to the tax payers' money.      It apparently ihade  no difference  whether they   were  in Greenwood or a thousand nriles  away      They  made   their   little  graft just the same, but when an  appeal was made on their generosity to help along the band boys or  firemen,   two bodies of men that  any city in Southern B.C. would  be proud of,    it   was claimed by  As W.  W. B. Melnnes, ex-gov-  ernor  of  the   Yukon territory, is  ,      known to many electors only as the  mayor  of iate occupant of that position, a'  brief sketch   of- hfrv public career  may be of interest; -  Mr. Melnnes was born about 35  years ago. He was educated in  New Westminster public and high'  schools and at Toronto university.  He was called to the' bar of British  Columbia and began the practice  of law in Nanaimo. *   ..  In 1896 he stood for Vancouver  constituency ��������� all j .Vancouver  Island except Victoria city���������in che  Liberal interests. He was successful,  polling some 900 votes out of  BRITISH COLUMBIA FIRST  " In June, 1900. Mr. Melnnes re*  signed his Dominion seat to contest one of the Nanaimo ridingB an  a follower of Joseph Martin. His  campaign was marked by .fierce  denunciation of the "coal baron,"  James Dunsmuir, Mr. Melnnes  even advising his constituents to  resort to' arms.  The election resulted in the  premiership of Mr. Dunsmuir, Mr.  Innes being one of nine Martinites  in a house of 38 who held his seati  In the second session of that parliament Joseph Martin became a  supporter of Mr. Dunsmuir, and  was followed in that course by Mr.  Melnnes. After the retirement of  Mr. Dunsmir, Messrs. Martin and  Melnnes' continued to support the  same regime under the leadership  of.Colonel Prior.  Iu the general  elections of 1903,  consequent   upon    the  defeat  of  Colonel  Prior and the accession of  Richard" McBride,   Mr. Melnnes  left Nanaimo and stood for Alberni  as one of the "leaderless legion,"  though still, presumably, favoring  Martinite premiership.  He was elected in Alberni and  sat in the bouse until he was appointed governor of the Ynkon.  He has, within the last month,  from motives unkown, returned to  provincial, politics, nominally as a  supporter,of J. A. Macdonald, who  Vhas no sympathy wtth Joseph  Martin." .  ��������� His rejected application . for  membership in the Nanatmo Socialist lodge, and the opinion expressed  jof-him by his, former colleague,  [ Su������ij^hj'Curtis,i-.are- too., familiar to.  reqnire mention','at' present. ���������Can  adian. ''  I . , Ofr'Local Interest)  Diaries for 1907���������Pull line  of  I  .  I Warren at Midway"  I A public meeting waB held in  [Midway Wednesday evening in  j the interests of Mr. Warren, Con-  ; servative candidate.    Mr. Dynes,  the Socialist candidate, was pres-  ! out  HON. RIGHARD McBRIDE  PREMIER OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.  MR. NADEN'S RECORD  the bunch to be unnecessary ex-la total of 2300,-'his two Conserva-  ��������� Jiture   of  the   public   funds,  tive opponents polling 800 and 600  and. followed Mr. Warren.  ,Mr. Naden, of course, was not  .present. The Liberals ofGreon-  [wood riding ere very much op-  l posed to public meetings. Their  ! candidate is not at his best in pub-  ,' lie, and the members of the local  j Ross machine are very much opposed to public discussion of the  'issucb iu the present campaign,  i Wild statements cannot be made  and impossible conclusions arrived  at in public discussion before an  intelligent audience. The Liber-  j'als hope to win by misstatements  j in personal canvas. The meeting  last night was about evenly divided, but the Conservatives expect to have a small majority iu  Midway when the votes are all in.  Mr. Warren is gaining ground every day in the western end of the  constituency; so also is Mr. Dynes  Dr. Mathison, dentist, Naden-  Flood block.  Orders taken for all Kinds of  fancy cakes at the Greenwood  Bakery, Copper St.1 ._     - ���������"-     *  ,   P. M. Elkins left Tuesday for a  trip through East  Kootenay.    He  will.be back before the election.  .  It would be well  to look at our  nice steam-heated rooms before locating elsewhere. Clarendon hotel.  The band will hold a carnival in  the skating rink,, Thursday Jan.  24.    Admission 50 cents, children  25 cents. ,  E. A. Black, Phoenix, sells the  .best in jewelB, diamonds, watches  and clocks. Remember this when  you go up the hill.   ,  If coal continues to be as'scarce  as it has been this winter people  may have to burn Kootenay- Belles  in order to keep warm.     ~   '  The Strathmore shipped a car of  high grade ore the past week.  Thirteen men are at present employed in the mine.  The cold weather Sunday and  Monday is not a 'circumstauce to  the cold wave that will strike thc  Liberal canip on February 2.  The thermometer registered 48  below zero in Greenwood this week.  There was only one instrument in  Greenwood that could take- a  weather bulletin.of this kind.  -:. The water system at the ProvK  dence froze up this week.* This is  nothing compared with the frost  the company's watered stock will  receive from the investing public.  The Rossland' wiuter- carnival  will be held Feb. 12���������16 inclusive.  The usnal attractions. Special  railway rates. The Greenwood  concert band has agreed to furnish  the music.  (Coramnuicated)  A few pointers for the electors  of Greenwood riding to consider  before they ballot ou Fob. 2.  Mr.  Ross' organ   has made a  feeble attempt to paint his ally,  Geo.   R.   Naden, in  some very  bright colors in their last edition,  thinking probably that people who  have lived in   this  riding  for a  number of years would overlook  things that   have actually take?  place.    Mr.  Naden'e introduction  into   Greenwood   dates  back for  some years, at that time ho was an  employe of the Boally Investment  and Trust Co., and he has been bo  faithful to his trust that ho is now  managing director of thin, noted  Whenever the band boys wish  to entertain the citizens with some  of their selections they may stand  on some of the street corners in the  dust and dirt instead of .having a  place to sit down and be made as  comfortable as possible uudor the  circumstances. ' This is what they  call a needless expenditure.    Like  that the !?.. ."& W. gave up 'Its land company!   ,Of courae some people  gr������u$ in respect of this section of'still maintain Jhaji it h? no$ a graft-  pledged the'mseives if unaposed to  do   certain things.     Mr.   Naden  at      that      time      was '   supposed to be morally inclined. That  waa always his hobby and people  that aro opposed   to this kind of  thing thought that they would put  tho lid on once in a while, bat how  did they^kcep their pledges ? Today  there are more- cadets, tin-horns  and boosters in Greenwood than  in .any other  place of similar size  In B. O.     Ask the chief of police,  who gets his orders from Mayor  Naden, chairman of the police commission.    Those kind   of people  apparently suit him and his bunch.  respectively.  As one of the youngest members  of the house he was chosen to move  the address in reply to the speech  from the throne. His speech on  that occasion was characterized by  either ignorance or disregard of  the decent conventionalities of parliament.    At the close of the de  other councils in small places they bate Sir Wilfrid left his seat *6  congratulate the young French  member who seconded the address  but ignored the mover.  Soon after, in the course of a  courae of a debate, Mr. Melnnes  ascribed the attitude of the Toronto Globe on a certain question  to C. P. R. influence, hinting that  that newspaper was bribed by the  railway' company. The Globe  said, editorially, "Mr. W. W- B.  Melnnes is a liar and slanderer,"  and invited him to take proceedings for libel. Tho invitation was  prudently ignored. The remainder  of bis career at Ottawa was without incident,  X of P. Install.  Last night K. C. B. Frith, D.  D. G. M.��������� assisted by Duncan  Murray, acting, grand vice-chancellor, and John Barclay, acting  grand master at arms, installed the  following officers of Greenwood  lodge, No. 28, Knights of Pythias; .' .*'.        '���������'.'  _ \   .';'���������.'.'  Frank Steele, C. C.; Geo. Evans,  V. C; Fred Hoar, P.; Win.  Thompson, M. of W.; A. D. Hal-  lett, K. R. S.,(re-elected); A. F.  ThomaB, M-of P., Martin Anderson, M. of E.; A. Rowe, M. at A.;  Samuel Jayne, I. G.j Thomas  Burt, O, G.; Geo. Evans, Trustee;  A. D. Hallctt, grand representative for two years.  Look out for special number of  Phoenix Pioneer at McRae Bros.  Better than evor.  . ' When you want a' monument or  headBtono write to the Kootenay  Murble Works, Nelson, B. C  The Canadian Almanac, 1007, at  McRae Bros,  Jas. and Mrs. Cunningham, of  Summit camp left Monday last for  the east, to be gone three months.  Mr. Cunningham will float a company to take over his Summit camp  properties.  Premier McBride and W. J.  BowBer will speak in the auditor-  ium tomorrow eveuing. The Conservative candidate will also speak.  Opposition candidates are invited.  Chair taken at 8 sharp.  A marriage license was issued at  the government office on the 14th  iust.,   to   Thomas  A.   Baird,   of  Greenwood and Elsie W. S. Hag-  erman of Princeton.     The marriage will take place at Princeton.  The Greenwood Rebekah  Lodge  will be instituted on Monday, 28th  January in the Eagles' hall by D.  D. G. M. N. Morrison assisted by  Phoenix Rebekabs.     All visiting  Rebokabraro cordially invited to  be present.    Eight o'clock iu the  Eagles'hall.  A quiet wedding was solemnized  in the parlor of the Yale hotel,  Grand Forks, R C, on January  16th. The contracting parties be-  ing Mr. Major W. Sobey, of Greenwood and Miss Francis J. Laird,of  Vancouver, The Rev. T. G. McT  Leod made the happy <-ouple one.  Mr. and Mrs. Sobey will reside in  Greenwood.  The Granby, Dominion Copper,  and B. C. Copper companies all  laid off a number of meu the past  week; owing to tho difliicuHy in  getting fuel for their Bmelters.  The Grauby smelter at Grand  haB beeu practically shut down, as  also the Boundary Falls swelter.  The Greenwood emelter is etill  running and may bo able to keep  one furnace running until' a sufficient supply of coal and coke for  the other furuaceacan be obtained.  pocket and office diaries for sale sit  Coles & Frith. '     r ; '      .  The'"Blue Label, Double CGmfac  ered Fuse" is the only, kind '$������'*"  market that will not stiffen np io '  cold weather.    Its manufacturer*  have bad seventy year* experience.  In the contest for school trustee -  A. F. Thomas dropped out, allowing Jas. ^ Birnie the position with-  out    a.  poll.      Thus   the  poor  printer   was   "done"   aut of the  printing of-ballot^ papers,  Today all residents of Green-  wood who are voters in Phoenix  are getting a free ride to the town  np among the stars. Mathewson -  and Rumberger are running for  mayor of that town, and the con-  test is a hot one.  As tho political contest  is the  all-absorbing topic at present, the  readers of The Ledqe are being  treated to considerable doses of political   news,   all,   of course,   authentic.     An election only comes  onco in  four years,  and it is important that every elector should  carefully consider the whole situs-   '"  tion in order that the best men'may  be chosen  Xo legislate   for them. ���������  There are many important issues  before the public,   but we believe v  the most important point to be considered in any  campaign   is tho  character of the men who are seeking _electioiv. 1 Jn.thip.-.campaigii  the   Conservatives- of Greenwood  can. point not only to a strong government,  but to an exceptionally  strong man as a candidate in the  riding.    Mr. Warren standB for all  that is honest, upright and consistent in  business life.     A vote for  him means honest, straightforward  government and no graft.  1  1 ' 1  - n  - -'.I  ������ hi  '.'III  ^���������1  ' ci  i  ' ��������� j  The New council  Nominatiens for mayor, aldermen and school trustees wens received by City Clerk Taylor from  12 to 2 o'clock, andvresulted in. the  whole council being elected by acclamation.  For the past couple  of weeks  rumors were nnmerous that then*  would be a hot municipal election,  but   the morning   of nomination  representatives of both factions got  together and a compromise ticket  was the  result.     There are two ���������  new men in the 1907. cxnncil, Jho. .  Desrosier  and T. M. Gulley, the  balance having served, as aldermen.  Following are the nominations.  JtAVOK  H. Buntiug, nominated by Geo.  R. Naden and Jas. Sutherland.  AtDBRMEX^yOBTU   WAttU  J. W. Nelson, nominated by H.  Bunting and Jas. Sutherland.  Christopher Wood, nominated  by Geo. R. Naden und M, D. Mc  Kee.  John Desrosier, nominated by  0. J. MoArtbur and N. Angrig-  non.  eoijra ward  T. M. Gulley,.nominated by H���������  Bunting and R. A. Nicholson.  D. j; Snllivan, nominated by  Geo. R. Naden and H. Bunting.  Jas, Sutherland, nominated by  Duncan Mcintosh, H. Bunting tr.d  W. H. Craig.  6C.UOOL  TU08TIXS  Jaa. 8. Birnie, nominated by U,  Bunting and I. H. Hallott.      ������������  A,. F. Thomas, nominated by  Jas. Sutherland and C. J. Eales.   .  The puly. contest is for Bohool  trustee and the contest promises, to  he a warm one, ������e the friends of  the candidates are spending tnati^y.  freely.    Bjo% ^ bachelors ������nd  waut all lady^Ujra; The Led���������  is not taking aHyaJfl^iq " ���������  this con-  litesj^^w^^  laatBBB 'V.fj'ocnwoot'l, R'(J.. ilan i-7, ,lOO;7.  THE GREENWOOD EEDGrE:  :>,0  y' ��������� p^'.nti/'v ij.'<i\jxh:!h.  vA,  i'PW-  ���������";;;���������������  -:/;:.;.'.;.  ������::;;.#���������#  . ',.".^ ^  --ftfK'*  ���������1--H''.  !;i :'���������;.";'-!'.-):'���������  - -  ..*���������*-''  ./.  r  f  /  .,/  jgj������swi!wwia������a������^  Offr annual'-stock-taking sale  ..is- no.w-on.    For-tfce Tie5C,t t^vo  "weelks we vy-all pJabe '-oii sale our  , ..cojapJeta-stock of-warrter goods,  'Tiy'for mcnjrwomen and. children,"!  at greatly reduced prices.    This  is am opportunity of purchasing  seasonable...gao<ls������a-t -dtscotitftiT  varying from 20 to 60 per 'oent.  'Don't fail to .takeadvantageof it  RENDELE  & CO.  THE LEDGE  Is published every Thursday* at Gceen-  ;.v.-o6tl, B   C , rmfi the "price is jjs awuar,  nr-os'tiigc free in all parts of Canada, United  .Stater,  Mexico -and'-Great  Britain.   To  ..other-countries'ft is "-sent postpaid   for  " :������������������������������. 50 a year.    Address all' letters to The  ���������   ������iEilge, Greenwood, iB.'C.  R. T.LOWERY,      .  -.EDITOR   AND   FINANCIER.  (���������iREENTvOOD, B.  ���������C.JAN.   1,7,  i9������7-  ..���������EET-'KER TERMS  Even if there were-no other Teas-.  Aiiis for an appeal to the 'Country,'it  ..would ^be the duty of the govem-  ^iient to give the electors an opportunity to at -once pass .judgment  .Mpon. my'course at the recent inter-  provincial conference at Ottawa.  ���������The financial relations of .this province with the Dominion has constituted one of the chief questions  ,������<KVthe consideration of the government df this province.- Efforts  have 'been made by my predeces-  ,.sor.8;in;office, from tiirie to time, to  fin6u.ee the Dominion authorities to  ,-give eu-r claims that consideration  which their justice and our needs  .���������demanded. In tlhe recent confer-  ,'Suce.H iirg0d the clai.m of this'prov-  yipee jfor special treatment and recused to accept as final or satisfactory .any .measure of relief based  .upon considerations common to all  jibe .provinces. An offer' of SIOQ.t  ���������,-000 a year for ten years I.promptly  ^refused to'accept because the province is -'justly .-entitled to a much  rlarger sum.  -  Moreover, I denied the right of  ,;the other provinces to pass judgment uponthe justice of our special  claims or to determine the' sum  ^necessary to satisfy them. The  /original treaty was between this  .(.province and.the Dominion. They  ���������.���������ire the parties to it, and alone are  .competent ,to .modify it. It concerns, them only; no others have the  ./right to-intervene. 'If the other  /prjvinces.,.are sa.ti>fied with their  j-respective. iinancial relations with  fine. Dpmjnion-.it is because'their  , arrangements wich.the federal government, #Ias...ni.odified-by theu'eso-  ^utiona^ttf-./tlie /recent conference,-!,  jwifl accomplish . the purposes c'on-  fi'jm plated ,.\vhuu .thej--are enterpd  rdnto. ^Siirfii-y, ..then, -.itj^is 'manifestly the .'i'igj.J.-t. ,of. this province  ^to enjoy.t)ie sauic'advau'tagps.''''  Since ttl.iei ^principle tj'f '.ofrnclatm  ^for special considenitiqn has been  rconceded, <l'��������� will/riot'djjal with the  ."rpunil on-.^vhich', itds based f urther  jthan; to point .out.-that.its basis isj  fslnipl,c"-j'is't'i.c������;, and .,further that;  /ivheii tlie Dominion grants what'  ;\vi! ask, .its /inarieial relations with'  fthis -province ������������������y.-'r)I jbe fts-fovorH'ble.  flo itself as are jts relations'with  yimycpf the/other provinces. .',,.  ���������    .;  It-was; not JntcijUecl whien. union!  (Vvafl'.eiVected'.ifliat either.ofthe p'arK  |ics tp it.shojtfld. .profit-to .the iiiju\y  /of the other, but that thetfunctioiia  ���������/Oi.i .-���������the/piiavhaml; and :;the;ficntrce:  /of .rev.en.u<is oilfthe other, ���������o'fftbe/rer  jppective.govt'rfjrnei/ts' should "tyesot  /divide/1, tli.at^each ��������� s/sofli-lfl. ,l;ccc}vej  , fuiough 4p"(fiict/ti;i)ifl <i?ee(Js';niifl-ti$  f more. fAs ;it )is 'at present, how-?  ^evei',, the. Dominion receives from  flhc province ,miich moi'o than is  ,'iiecessary ,to meet the,demands  f-iipnii it in, r.especfc .to, tfiis- prpvince,  less than .k-s requirements. Evidently then, the terms of union do  not in' operation, produce the results expected ' by their framers;  but, on the contrary, in a great  degree, actually defeat the purposes they were intended to', ac-.  complish. ���������  My position is that the province  ought-act to suffer for this defect  in the terms of union for' which it  is not responsible; that' there  should be added to its annual subsidy such a sum as will fulfill the  inteutionf of the treaty; that such  sum should be arrived at by an investigation of the facts of the case,  and that the Dominion should  agree to accept the 'finding of an  impartial commission to make such  an investigation. I hold, further,  that if the Dominion government  -should refuse to adopt this, or  some other method of reaching a  fair settlement, it will be the duty  of the province to appeal to the  Imperial authorities for such relief  from the manifest injustice it now  suffers as they may be able to afford. And I appeal to the people  of this province to declare themselves definitely upon this all important question.���������Premier McBride.  The member forPatwelch didn't  speak in Greenwood. He is known  here.    The Liberals will not carry three  seats iu the interior of British Columbia. . ,  If you wish the Ottawa grafters  to get control of B. C., vote for  Geo. R. Naden.  lie meeting here -Wednesday evening:- "The ore tonnage of Hedley  camp for the next ten years will  not. pay axle-grease to the railway  hauling it."' This, from the bosom  friend of Smith Curtis. ,: ' :'���������  A vote for   Witnre-u ;is a vote-for  stability- of government.'' 'A vote  for   Naden   is  a . wifce-fop-graft as-  ...j-- .��������� ������������������ ��������� - . .  practised  by  Ross and the Ottawa  machine rrbbers.  Over ihirty Liberals who voted  for J. R. Brown are working for  E. G. Warren.  If j'ou want the Ottawa machine  to dominate British Columbia affairs, vote for Naden.  There has been a marked improvement in-the weather since the  new council were elected.  A vote for Naden is a vote for  giving away, the provincial lands  to the Grand Trunk Pacific. .  >.���������  ~  Ax' excellent .combination from  which to expect honest legislation  ���������Ross, Naden and Pat Welch.  ' A vote for Naden is a vote to  flood the province with the rascals  in the pay'of the Ottawa machine.  If .you want'ballot-box stuffing  as it. was in ^Ontario under the  Ross administration, vote for  Naden. .'.-.;'.  ���������  A vote for Naden is a vote for  filling provincial offices with convicts as" has been done i 11 Alberta  and.Srskatehewan.    ' ;.  If'you want Pat. Welch to.own  the member for Green.wp.od riding  as lie does the. member for .Yale-  Cariboo,,. vote for Geo. R. Naden.  -The ;��������� Conservatives of Ymir rid-;''  inghave chosen J'. H.-Scho'field as  standard-bearer of the party, and  he-ijwill be-'-elected.   IL. A, .Caihp-  bell,vi8-v'tlie-'*G<)ii8ervative''candida������e  ,  . . 4' . .  in Rossliindv- ���������'��������� '���������������������������;"  !'...- ii r ���������.!"!��������� ������������������.'"���������'���������"' 'if ':'.-������������������'���������'���������������������������     ������:  ; ".Wkbn such staunch..JjiJierals,as  ��������� ,   .     '' *��������� 1    '''1'���������  . !'V' '    ' * *  1^. A, "Baiinqrman tclegrapli tlie.  ���������Conservative 'candidate ".wishing  hitri' Victory,. it Is easy... to judge  of,.the'^entirnetits -of .independent  Liberals in this campaign.   ���������:'  .The    Liberal    candidate-" for  F1.VJ2 years ago, Duncan Eoss, 111  his paper, spoke of W. \V. B. Melnnes as "Windy Bill." It must  be admitted that tho name was not  inappropriate. "Windy Bill" is  now leading Duncan around by the  nose, and Duncan won't lead very  well unless he expects to line hit'  pockets.  ���������Duiuxci the past month the city  of Greenwood lias been running  wildcat. The mayor in order apparently to help his'political cam-  p.-iign allowed the "lid" to cmn*  off and remain so, and the chief of  police appears to have been an able  assistant to the mayor.  It speaks well for the Conservative candidate in this riding that  every man now in his employ, or  who has been is found supporting  him'. This is the very best test of  his attitude towards the workers,  and what may be expected of him  as a member of the  legislature.  ���������The civic elections are over, a  compromise ticket having been  agreed upon by the two fact ions,  the only contest bring' for school  trustees, and it- is . probable that  one of the candidates -will drop  out. Mr. Buntiiig, the mayor  elect, has had a long experience in  the council and will fulfil the tlutii-s  of the office conscientiously.  No one can point' to a single unfair or dishonorable act of E. G.  Warren's since he has been a resident of the district. If a man has  been clean in private life and honest in his business dealings, he can  be depended upon to be clean and  honest in his politicul career.  Honesty is just as necessary in'a  politician as it is in a business'  man.    Mr. Warren has been accused  by supporters of Mr. Naden, of opposing tlie extension of the charter  of the West Kootenay Power Co.  Mr. Warren's name was one of the  first on the petition asking the  legislature to extend the company's  charter to allow of their furnishing  electric power to the mines of the  Boundary. Some of the Liberals  in Greenwood are never truthful,  others are occasionally truthful,  aiyl the re.-illy truthful ones ar^  supporting Mr. Warren.  A max who would give $500 out  of the-city treasury to a political  ���������adventurer like Koss is liable to  give a greater amount out of thc  provincial treasury to the Ottawa  band of thieves who are anxious  to exploit, the resources of British  Columbia. Geo. R. Naden, while  mayor gave Duncan Koss $500 out  of the city treasury in order that,  he might have a good time in Victoria. Duncan "did have a coml  time, ibtit at the city's expense.  Duncan always had a good time at  some other person's expense,  . It is only a return for past favors when Mr. Rush';paper support-  Goo. R. N.idi-u. It will be remembered that Mr. Naden as  major of- the city of Greenwood,  was.instr.umentalin ��������� appropriating  S500 of the city fund- to Dun-im  Ross when he wanted a trip to Victoria. Mr., Ross had taken a situation on the Vic'oria Tiinjs.-and  Mr.' Naden and, hif\3Lril),eral flriends  didn't care >to, go..down in their  pockets 'toigiyc-v-Diiucana-send-cff,  so they voted- $500 .of-.-thecity  funds for,4hat purauise. '������������������     :.' ' ���������  ' .'��������� When .Smith;,Curf'iM-r.rii n'n t/hi.s  riding as .%,.-;>..ibritfk'-D'uiiniii Ro-s  quit the local i.ilier>il assoi-ian'on.'  Duncan Boss is "now stuiiipingSi-  milkainee'ri .'ridipg in favor ..of.  Smith Curtis. -,;Oeo.. R; Naden  also resigned from tho-Liberal.as  the members 'decided- to-support  Curtis. Geo. K. Naden and Dun-  caa Koss .awe now hand an glove  with Smith Curtis, the man whow  they considered unfit tefeea osetn-  ber ;,of parliament. Why the  change of opinion ? Ts Smith Curtis more, (honest, or are Geo. R.  Nad en and.Duncan Ross lees so  than they were then ? Was Naden  a conscientious Liberal when he  deserted the party on accotantof  its support of Curtis, or has his  conscience become more elastic?  The Midway and Vernon railway is being made an issue in  Greenwood riding, and the government is being blamed for the  failure of contractors to meet their  obligations. The government  really had nothing to do, directly  or indirectly, with th������* failure of  contractors to piy for supplies or  wages.. It was stated at the time  by those holding the charter, that  tlie cause of suspension of work on  the line was the, death of a banker  in New York who \va> financing  the scheme. Tt would be just as  reasonable to blame the government for the failure of a farmer or  lawyer or a merchant to meet his  obligations. When the Midway  and Vernon is completed the promoters will be entitled to subsidies  from both the Dominion and provincial governments, and both  governments will doubtlesB .-eethat  all obligations are met before subsidies are paid.  THE   POLITICAL CONSPIRACY  authorities, they' announcement  from the federal \icapital thafc,"he  had decided to take charge of the|  provineiuJl campaign' here, and the  secrecy which has beeh'oliservcdi  with . regard to his call front'  Dawson, we have every reasou to  look upon him as the very proper  and natural instrument of ssich tin  unscrupulous attempt 'by 4?h������ Dominion powers. - We know that  those attempts are being'made in  the other provinces, that.they have  been successful in thc new autonomous members of Confederation,  and that Ontario and Manitoba are  only secure because they are under  the direction of men who are in  political hostility- to Sir Wilfred  Laurier. We know; that the worst  crimes whether political or social,  whether committed by a government or an individual, are those  which are the most difficult of discovery, and to prove which we  have to call in tin* aid of <-ir-uin-  staniial evidence. The i-rimi-  which results fr >m abiifidonincin  to sudden pa-si.m may very often  be c������indonei| II is don-- i>ti*>nh  and on the spur r ��������� be iii(ini^:>i.  But the crime \\li;eii i.> deiib-r.ilel\  conceived, e.-uvfnlly pl.is.n.-d a-id  dexterously > x<-cuteo is tin- on-  which   is   of   1 far more al.irm! >g  nature   and' dese; Ve- sev. rei pin-  ishment.      Now   i"   i.-  a.   crime if  that nature which. w������-  fiiyifiimili  tated UfMinSI  British Cnitiiiih-'ii and  which M-. Mcli ���������> is here lo.-.iM".  Li -  1 .  ���������f"i})')}'i -Me province Vcr,/}iy(.'K';tn.ifch' Or^njvpod riding stated.at a'piib^ flOfu>tio'h'"ut"'th3 sa'nio time, been use  At the meeting on Tuesday night  in the city hall Mr. W. W. B.  Melnnes with a sweeping curve of  his hand which wa* intended If.  take iu sixty degrees of longtitude,  asserted that no political machine  had ever controlled him. Having  regard to his past,.MSthe. stump  orator, puts it. we-think- probably  he is right.". Tbat:hc ha- not been  so (ontrolh'd,.h'.>\yever, we imagine  is entirely due to the. machine, and  not to Mr. M<\fnnt'H.-.- It- was not  the- result of any str'mg effort of  political Virtue on lii-i part.  We have all htard'nf the elector  who was outraged  when a brif-e of  five dollars was offered him for his  vote. .- 'He   afterward' explained  with-      miK'li .     emotion ���������*��������� ���������' that  liis price was  ten.    The machine  has always in the past found that  the greatest disparity existed between the opinion it held and that  held by Mr. Melnnes of the.value  of Mr. "Melnnes services.     It is to  the   lamentable' lack   of political  talent in the Liberas party today  and to the increasing estimation in  which   the' control of British Columbia-, affairs is regarded by the  Laurier administration,  that it is  due that   Mr    Melnnes is at last  taken at his own valuation. - Once  harmony lias been reached on .this-  point,  however,  a .working basi*;  was - arranged,  and,  we now find.  the   machine and. Mr.    .Melnnes,  what shall we say co-operating toward one end for'the benefit of. |  both  at the expense of the rights j  and privileges of the province.        :j  But if. in thc past, Mr. Melnnes j  has  not  allowed the  machine  toll  dictate   to  him,   becaus    it could jj  not  rise to the level of his conepp.jj  thin of'hw  service.-!  that i.-> Down-  si n   why   now  ih.it   he jms bound  'himself to the interests'of the dominant  faciion .il O.taw.i, we should  tvsrist fiitn to achieve his uuibition  to our own undoihg.    '.v-iVHlmll .be  told probal ly that we<ctuiiot bring  absolute  pn.of ������if the ������h"i'g' uiade  agdiiHt jili:.   MeliincK that, lie j?, in  league with the federal authorities  to hand over the control of British  Columbia's administration- to the  Laurier government.', -'.it'is this  charge that .Mr. .Melnnes would  deiiy   when  lie asserts his freedom  from machine.dictation.    Otaourse  At"'; are  n/rt "dn" possession (if any  ci hi tract rignifd'by, M.r!',.-M������;Iimes  iiiidertakingito.forwa'nlSir ^Viilfred.  Laini r's designs.    But apart from  all  th''i|i('(:tiiirs'ta|i('es MiiTo-utuliiig  his letut'ii t(������.l!iiiiJ'i.C"lilii)biH.pol-)  itics,  Ids' resignation of a very lii-  oriitiye gpveriiiut'iit , position,  bis  long conferences w;ith;the.Ottawa  into eff. e| w iih tie- -iii! (if the  al machine, and tin- Liber.i! pi  ticians. As in the caseol' all .-mh  attempts, against the piiiilie intei-  est and the-l'ieedum of the p������-- pie.  time and patieiic> will b ��������� n-qiiivil  to eX'C.jle the pr-'giniiiiiie���������tim-  and patience and .igcntn tied m tin-  will of the chief conspirator ly  hondn of personal interest s<������ strong  that they'cannot be broken. The  first .aet-inthc draun, which, if it  is successful will be"umst tmgie for  British.Ciiiiiinbia. i- the proviuei.*!  elections which Mr. Meliine.- ha1-  rn,('ii-.'coiiiiiii.~si������������ned,t'i carry on In-  half of the federal autlioritie-. If  he is able to achieve this o1 jeet the  succeeding ��������� acts will in; comjia:a-  tively easy.   '  ��������� it remains for the people of Brii-  ihh Gjluinbia, for the Liberals as  :well as these who are not Liberals,  to say whether they will joepardize  their birthright by placing it at the  mercy of one whom they know as  they know Mr, Melnnes and whom  they now have the soundest proof  is acting in this province as the  hired man of Sir . Wilfrid Laurier.  ���������Province,-  . When,y:u want a monument or  headstone, write to . the Kootenay  rarble Works, Nelson, B. C.       *  ������yW  BANMF BRITISH NDSTfl AMCA  H. BUNTING  OO^TRAOTOii  AND BUILDER  Dealer in  Windows, Do-^rs,  Turned Work and  Inside Finisfo.  '.SIIIiVGLES, J3RICTK, ETC.  MANITOBA  Wood Fib. c Plaster  PHOIME   66  ^.;illUllilllW!IIIUIIlllllllllllUUIIIIIIIllllllHMliliWilllllUliUlttilUIIII><  DR   Mil LOV  DENTIST  ���������     67  HASTINGS EA8T%  ...VANCOUVER  E. W. WIDDOVySON  PROVINCIAL ASSAYJBK1 fliitl     '  : . METALLUUGICAii CttEMIST.  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PaOCTOfl.,  I    TrRE   TA1.LO    ED aT CURRENT RAT-'S    /jflANAGER GRE-.NWOOD'BRANCh  RIVERSIDE Iii VERY  Good [{ius and Kxpert Drivers.   Saddle  H rse.s always ready.    Hay,-'G;ain at.d  Feed tor sale,  Kirst-cl.iss Wood for Sale  GEOHGE "H, C^OPkEY  j^'V^V^V^^ti%%it%*t^%^������V^%������*'  ������?  Grao'brook Hotel  B, C. ���������  ��������� Ts convenient to all depot", telegraph offices and a  banks in th ciry vSpecial attention paid,to tourists, J  commercial and otherwise. The cuisine is excellent, jj  and till guests receive courteous attention. Touch ^  t.e wire when vou want rotuns reserved <J  .    .   'HOOOARTH & ROLLINS, Proprietors.        J  WE   SELL   PIANOS  WE   SELL   FURNITURE  I  WE   TAKE   DIPLOMAS  d.  HOjESTSO'.! 'i  NELSON, B. u.  &m!Kn^sMB5BM-aasaffiasB^  90OO999O9 SSOOE^CCC.-r.^ W^&S������9������0������������S*������ ��������� '.'".^������-&-&3K5-f.-  Th  jtrathcoina  Hotel  a  ez=*������o  Tm   Hl'tlKltt'tl    Oil   It   flight   1'lllilU'IUM',    JII8I.    H    llllKlklffUIIJ lilt! hll.KJ  8wmic8 on liiikut'rili'fot,'-mill i* within I'nwj' ttiiHi)} nfuvt'i-y-  ��������� riling iu the (Mty.   From'.itH luilconii'M can Im; ������������.en,n������urly.  a'l the grand .tK'ouoi'y that BiimmiiJs the bufiiitiful  ihy of'Ni'lsiui; '''-i'Vtt' <bHttflfimi'\ttti}$ivaih w������il  equal tlii.' dtnttJitiuuH, .mill rtuiUf'irftH^rim]  '"' ��������� ' .evciry Jibuti. -������illl ifiud swithifi fits  ,al]:tIiee������aiMitiiil������.tlijit(irt'nt(!|pl������w-  iint'liK'iunrii'H tt-itliin'the ,        .  ���������    : iniiiil of Uiomh wliw  ��������� -..'-' 'tnivi'l.''.  ���������  'll������   ���������  B. TOHKINS, mmg&f  NELSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA.    "'"  mstsaaommmm  O^miBMMiimmamMiuim ���������Ul'  -*V.&'  ���������>?;'}  -  THJiTGREENWOOD LEDGE.  ilw?  .���������'���������Am  Greenwood, D. 'C\, Jan. 17., 1901.,  V)VJ  FAMOUS BASS AL  On Draught, a rare treat for the holidays  D. C. L.,20-year-old Scotch. Preller's Sautemes and Burgandiej -  Walker's Canadian Club, in i and 2-gallon demijons; filled in  bond under government snpi.-rvii.ion.   Mount Vernon and Old  Valley American  Whiskies.'   Renault's  sc^year-old   Brandy.  t . Imported and Domestic Cigars, ',  Some Go 3d'Float:  ENGLISH RADICALISM  /  GREENWOOD LIQUOR CO.  IMPORTERS, G .EENWJOO, B.C.  mmmm^'umtm^mii^mmmmt  .,' I  $15,000 Insurance for $2r.50  The ni'\v and up-to-date Trlpple Indemnity  Polif-y of-tlie Ocean Accident and Guarantee  Corporation, Ltd., the largest accident company in the world.   Assets over $7,000,000.  FREDERIC W. McLAINE  DISTRICT AGENT, GREENWOOD, B. C.  B53  m  I  ThePaGifiGHetel I  ^  Is under the management of j&reig  & Morrison.   The rooms are comfortably furnished, and the barcon-,  tains the best brands of wines, liquors  and cigars in the city.  Tke Pacific Gafe  - is conducted by Moore & McElroy.  It is open day and night. The dining room is one of the largest in  the Boundary, and the lunch counter is just .the place to get a quick  meal.     Copper street, Greenwood.  Is the best furnished hotel in.the Houndary  district. It is heated with steam and  lighted by electricity Excellent sample  rooms. The bar is always abreast of the  times, and meals are served in the ' afe  at any hour, day or night."  I  Ernest J, Gartier, Prop, |  MELVIN  Late of  SANDON, B.C.  Mail 3.-Ji:i .';  m,./ ujiiiu  Expert'Watchiuaker aud Diamond-  Setter, Manufacturer of Chains,  Lockets and Rings, Wedding rings  -naile on short notice.    .  WORK  GUARANTEED  Opposite Windsor Hotel  P   O.  BOX  268  gaoagoettocacecgaottaggagoggaeeacwggnwgegogCPWBffltt,,  PHOENIX, B, G.  Is opposite the Great'.Northern'depot, aud is a. delightful haven forth a weary, traveler. Great veins  of hot water run . through the entire house, and  bathrooms are always at ��������� the service of those in  search of material cleanliness. ' The .dining room is  an enemy to dyspepsia while the artistic appointment'  ,.. of thp liquid refreshment room makes the drinks go  down like eating fruit in a flower garden. The  sample rooms are the largest in the mountains and  a pleasure to drummers with big, trunks.  v ��������� JAS! MARSHALL, Prop, g  Judged by the contents of the  December itmue of theAWMtmiiiHter  Review, "the line of separation be-  Englisb  Liber/ilWm   and  English  Socialism  has almost disappeared.  Home Rule  for Ireland, the abolition  of the Houhp of Lnrdi, and  thc disentail!isnu'iit of r.lio Etiijli*h  ehup-h   seem not so   f.ir distant  when the Liberal review lends its  papes to the propagation   of the  wildest kind - of Socialihtie ideas,  and if it fairly reflects the hopes  and ideas of its constituency then  there are mighty changes in store  for England.     The most ^conspicuous of the articles is written by, a"  New Zealand Colonist, named A.  Henry,, who essays to answer the  great question , "What is the matter with England?"   He quickly  answers, and as glibly prescribes a  cure.    The British government is  instructed to buy buck the real estate composing the British. Isles,  and then rent it at a moderate rate  to the people.    The writer  says  that   this s is   a  refotm   which,  in  the words of Sir Edward Grey,  is?, practicable aud reasonable, and  conceived in the interests of the  people as a whole."  If Sir, Edward Grey is correctly  quoted it is plain that radicalism  has on its ten league boots, for Sir  Edward has been regarded as the  most conservative of the Campbell-  Bannermau cabiuet, and ���������& veritable bulwark against the kind of  Socialism he is quoted of approving.  His great authority, lent to the'  visionary scheme of the New Zeal-  ander, almost brings it within the  range of practical politics, and indicates in a most striking manner  the ravages that Socialism is making in the British constitution.  His approval alone makes the  article iu question worth a little  serious examination.  "The land-owners can and do  enslave their brother Englishmen,  essence of being a slave is that you  work, and your master takes part  of your pay." It is upon this  proposition that the writer bases  his argument for improved conditions. He realizes that rent, is  an institution that can hardly be  abolished, but as 1mm as it i������ l-ejug  paid to a private land-owner tlie  tenant ������vill be racked or stretched,  wh'-'vtts, if rent were paid to the  cute, it is. possible, to devise a  scheme for finding a fair rent.  N ������w  I lien.. siip{in������e  th*' state lias  IVMIUjeil pO.'hCr.Mnil of the   whole of  the land of England; the object  now is to have it u>t-d to the best  advantage of the nation.  Tlii������   nil! lw' a.oomj.lislu'd   by  (]'<������������������ iriiiu! ii 5*i?.-������  -i.'itiible lot*, as at  present;' ������n������d  lulling ������������������jm-Ii lm for a  term to him who will pay the highest  price  for it.    A lands department   with   v.-iliiatui-''    offi������������������<���������������   in  every district will,he nco<'8sar\ to  carry on the work of   supp'ying  tenants with homes.    On'six day?-  of the year the lease- of property of  every  class   would   he  offered at  auction.   Thus everyone who had  money or the prospect of getting it  would have an opportunity of acquiring a home.    "His rent would  not ho stretohed, for he would fix  it  hims-'lf;  should  someone  bid  more than he judged tho shop or  workshop was worth, he could stop;  more houses wouid be offered next  day, and more after that." ' It is  worth  while   noting  that  this is  practically what happens now, the  tenants put their own value on the  houses they occupy.   Supply and  demand establish, rental valuos as  certainly under present, conditions  as under ttigso proposed   by -tho  Westminster writer.'       ,   ,  Occupants of. property. will be  given tho privilege of remaining in  their homes, evon ,wbpn some other  citiwn bad offered more rental.  In faqt, if the occupants were willing to pay four-fifths of the highest rent bid they would be allowed  to, remain. It would be insisted  upon that there should be no such  thing ae- Rub-letting. Whether it  would lie.a criminal offense to keep  a boarder, .\. Henry does not say.  Iu a necessary hurried remodeling  of a system as venerable land  tenure it is .almost inevitable that  tbeie should be oversights of the  kind. ��������� ii  How is the laud t>> be acquired ?  Not by confiscation,  but by purchase at tlie present rating.   Land  bond* would be issued, bearing interest at 3 per cent, redeemable at  the pleasure of the first Lord of  the treasury.     The  money necessary   for   the redemption of. the  botds would   be  supplied partly,  from the death-duties,"amounting  now "to 885.000,000 a year.   The  sum of ��������� SHOO,000,000 per annum  would .be necessary to pay the iu-  terest on the bonds.    Against this  must be put the rent that i������ now  paid to private uwnere, about $1.-  000,000,000.  ��������� The nation   would  thus approximately have $400,000,-  000 to the good every year.   There  would  be the expense of administration and the np-keep of the national property to be deducted from  this, and the final result is about  $150,000,000 a-year available for  mitigating the effects of the present system.  He would dispose of this sum by  building more houses, or by gradually paying off the national debt,  or by a' hundred other means, and  it is only fair to say.of A. Hurry,  that, like all radicals, be,finds no  difficulty in spending tae millions  ho wishes to save, the country.  England, he says, is of all countries  the most suitable for such a revolution, because in no other country  has the divorce of the masses from  the land been so complete. Now,  the worse feature of divorce is said  to bo remarriage, and if the divorced  masses shall become remarried .to  Socialism, the worst will have befallen them.���������Mail-Empire.  mor������iing   the    information- fiend  joined us.  Gentlemen", he said, pompously,  as he waved his hand out over the  great _��������� expanse of; - water, ' if the  earth, were' flattened' out the' so  would be two miles"deep, all,over  the world. "���������      "���������;'.. ���������'.,'.< ,   ;���������  .Well,- said" Mr. Jerome,'if you  catch any .man. flattening out the  earth shoot him on the spot, for I  can't swim. *  NELSON.  Br A. ISAXC  IRON   WORKS  R. W; MINION  %.   ,;     ,- ���������     .���������!-  J.."H-   '/  ENGINEERS^  V  FOUNL^  . * -H  The Kootenay--Belle'' is not  smoked in the cent belt.z That  pleasure is reserved for those who  dwell in the great west.  The Windsor Hotel  ''";'. of Grand Forks, B, C, caters to  ', - 'miners, mechanics and smelter men  , ' A. B. Sloan, Manager.  y  Repairing and Jobbing executed, with,Despatch, f', ''.  Sheet Metal Work,. Mining and Mill, Machinery.  Manufacturers of Ore Cars, R.R. Contractors' Car*l  ,-     Corner of Hall and Front Streets- rJ,3,v'-  Phone59, NELSON,  B. O. KOiBormVi  Fine Tailoring  A. Select Stock of Worsteds  Cheviots aud Tweeds.  TAILOR  Copper Street, Greenwood  THE MIGHEL HOTEL  Still retains its supremacy as the   oest hotel1-in the Kootenays.''!  Ostermoor Mattresses  Clean linen and Good Cooking  Excellent bunting in season.    Good trout fishing in the Elk,|  river and neighboring streams., Address all communications to  , gThqmas Crahan, Manager, Michel; B. Cv  \-j.'> -  R.    ROBINSON  Is the only shoemaker in  America who obtained a  medal at the Paris Exposition iu 1878 for making the  Best shoes. Boots made to  order; Repairing neatly  , executed.  COPPER STREET, GREENWOOD  NELSON, B. C.  WHOLESALE  DEALERS IN!  Lost���������Friday night last, between  skating'rink and government office,  a ladies gold watch. Reward will  be given to person returning same  to The Ledge office.  A -an Franciscan was talking  about the humorist, Jerome K.'  Ji-rotue.  I crossed the Atlantic with Mr.  Jerome, he said, the last time he  visited America. There was on  board an information fiend���������one  of those boivs wirli a lot of information ou tup about everything  under tne sun���������and Mr. Jerome  had a horror of him.  As we leaned over the rail one  Produce   and   Provisions  THE ARLINGTON  COPPER ST. GREENWOOD  None but the best brands  of liquors and cigars.  Morning bracers and  and evening.hyballs always within easy reach  ofthe 'barkeep."  C. A. DEMP8EY prop.  A. D. MORRISON  GRAND FORKS  ��������� Jeweler and Optician, dealer in  Fine Watches, High-Class Jewelry,  Diamonds, etc.  Develop,?your sweet.taste by"  - '.'- * ..' *��������� - .,'���������*&���������    ���������',  using1 "     -.,-������'-_  Montgomery's  Confections, High . Class',,  Chocolates, Fruit" Tablets, '  Nougats, eV.  The MONTGOMERY CO.  NELSON, B. C.  F. M. LAMB  PROVINCIAL LAND-SURVEYOR  GREENWOOD  B.C.  F. F. MEBSCHEf*  MERCHANT TAILOR  Silverton, B. C.  S. J. MIGHTON  CRANBROOK, B. C.    '  Has the largest stock of Pipes, Tobaccoss  Cigars and Smokers' Sundries in the interior of B. C. Mail orders receive  prompt attention.I  About  Float  Float is not a periodical.  It is a book containing 86  illustrations, all told, and -  is filled with sketches and  stories of western life.   It  te.lN how a gambler cash-  in after the fhish da) 8 of  Sandon ; how it rained in  New Denver  long  after  Noah was dead;   how  a  parson   took  a  drink at  Bear Lake,in early days;  how justice was dealt in  Kaslo in   '03;  how  the  saloon man outprayed the'  women in Kalamazoo, and  graphically    depicts  .the  warnings...of a western editor amongst the tender-  feet in the cent belt.   It  contains the eariy history  of Nelson and a romance,  of the Silver' King mines-  In it are  printed threo...  :   western'poems, 'and doa-.''.. ���������  ens of article... too. num- -.  .  crous to mention* ; Send  ���������    for one before  it is  too  late.   The price is twenty-  five cents, postpaid .to any -'  ; part of the  world.   Address all lettorato  R. To Lowery  ' NELSQN, JJ. (J.  FURNISHED ROOMS  By day or week ; $2 a week  and up, at the Commercial  hotel, Copper street, Greenwood.    Bath An connection.  P. POUPARD  The Kootenay Saloon  , Sandon, B. C, has a line of nerve  bracers unsurpassed in any tnouo-  tain town of the Great West. A  glass of aqua^pura given free with  spirits menti."  fieux market Hotel  Is-the home for all'touriste-  and millionaires visiting New  Denver.   British | Columbia.  HEKRY   STEGE,   PHOPB.  J. R. Cameron.  NELSON EMPLOYMENT AGENCY  Nelson, B.C.  Mines,    Mills,. Hotels,  etc.,  furnished with help.  J.'H.iOVE>ANAGEtt'  P. A. Bknson  OI.A Lokstad  One of the best- appointed workingmen's  ���������'  -Hotels in the City.  The Finest of bars, stocked  with the' best' Wines,  , Liquors and  Cigars,,. .  Blue Prize, Henry Vane,  Columbus and Havana Ark  CIGARS  are Union Made Cigars, made by W. P.  Kilbourne & Co., Winnipeg and sold on  the road by.GEORGE HORTON.  Leading Tailor of the  Kootenays.  Sandon, B. &  KASLO HOTEL  KASLO B.C.  Is a comfortable home for all  who travel to that city.  COCKLE & PAPWORTH.  Tl?EJW01SlT HOUSE  Nelson. B. C, is run on the  the American and European  plan.   Nothing yellow about   ���������  the house except the gold in  t*-e safe.  Medoi?c  |&  Trregilliis  Lighted throughout^with  electricity.' Hot- ati'd cold  baths.  tmmmmmmmmm  RATES:  BoaVd and room 81 per day  Strictly first-class Service  The Hotel Slocan  ���������Three Forks, B. C.������ is the leading  hotel of the city. Mountain trout  and game dinners a specialty;  Room* reserved by telegraph.-  ..... Hugh , Hiveh.- Prop.  INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE  WORLD  GREENWOOD LOCAL NO. 31 1  Meets first and third Wednesdays of everf  month in Eagles Hall at8 p.'m.   Visiting  members cordially invited to attend],1  Frank Spbarinc, Fin; sec'y,  Edgar W. Dynbs, President.  Choice  Fruit  7" LANDS   -  For Sale at $10, $12 and #15  Per Acre,  R. X STEEL  NELSON. B. O-  THE MAIL STAGE  M. ,0111 is, Prop.  GREENWOOD TO  PERRY, WASH.  Leaves  Greenwood  at    6:30   ���������  , a. m. each da}'.   Beturnipg,  leaves   Ferry   on .arrival of  Great Northern train. Offijcea.fc  ROSSLAND   HOTEL.  Copper Street  Patiflfc- Coast Crowa  .".:" .."'8eed'a>- Fruitand Ornatociitel.  ,   ��������� ' Treefi.-    Grocuhbufib   ' and ���������  .   Hardy  PJanta.    Bee Supplies.     Fertilizers,   Iiuplfi-  xneuts.   Catalogue Free.  M.J. HENRY,  VANCOUVER, B. C   -.  OfBce, 3010 Wtttnjfuster Boad  \.  X-  -1*-:,*".  nr.  ijiinmasmsMnmixKnini  (flMj.JMi^ ,v.*,ij.*.,.>nv:>^,(*<j.*  k-v.-wnt**������iti<iu.i  V-  Livo'.;J, C. 4.", .hui  .,   il.'tM.  TK'K GKKL,.S'\Y(JOl> LKLXJiSj  .. *-Kt\tr-111-*1, jito 11,-j vnnt -wt ���������twnrtuv* ������������������������������������  ,Juat arrived a large consignment of granite ware in saucepans  ,and cook lots, all sizes. A nice line of Nickel-Copper Tea Kettles  in sizes Nos. 4, 5, G, 7, 8 and I). Also the Marion Harland tea  and coffee pots in nickel-copper, Have you tried one tf our  cereal cookers ? If not, better have one. The best thing out!  Get one of our Bread Makers and save a lot of hard work. Will  do the work in three minutes wbich usually takes half an hour.  If you are looking for dinner sets we have them from 810 to $40  A Flerry Christmas and Happy New Year to All  *nww  RUSSELL*LAW=GAULFiELD GO.  For nice comfortable rooms, best  urnished in the city, try the Clarendon hotel.   Rates reasonable.  <  The Magdala is one of the cigars  that is making .Nelson famous.  Regular monthly meetings of  Greenwood lodge, No. 28, A. F. &  A. M. are held on the first Thursday in each month, in Fraternity  hall, Wood block, Government St.,  Greenwood. Visiting brethren are  cordially invited to attend.  E. G.-Warren M. W.  J. S. Birnie, Secretary.  ��������� ������������������  LIMITBD,  m  No. 1644  Tbe Dominion Of Canada Accident and Guarantee Company  jF. M. ELKINS, General agent,  Greenwood, B. G.  Toronto, Jan. 3, 1907.  Pay to Mr.   L.   Lontier OR OhDEh $150.00  pne   hundred   and   Fifty   Delias. .     .  IN FULL PAYMENT OF CLAIM UNDER POLICY 46753.  Mountaineer and Kootenay Standard Cigars.  Made by  3. g. ZMln * ������fe., Mm  jTJnion Bank op Canada  payable at par at any branch  pi tb^e.Union Bank of Canada.  Henry Lowndes, President.  J. E. Roberts, General Manager.  ��������� Curlinjf  Saturday last two rinks came  /lown from Phoenix and two  (Greenwood rinks went up to that  .city.     Games resulted as follows:  Smith, of Phoenix, lost to Frith,  ,of Greenwqp.d.  Findlay, of Greenwood, lost to  jSoucb'er, of Phoenix.  Morrrin, of Phoentx, lost to  Morkcll, Greenwood.   .  Hood, of Phoenix, lost to Rub-  pe)\, pt Greenwood.  Consistency is a jewel that J. A.  Macdonald, the leader of the Opposition, should wear when he is  jnaking his campaign speeches,  j������ays the Rossland. Miner. Whenever, he has an opportunity of  jlauuuhiug his ex parte Phillipics  jkgainst the Conservatives in this  .province and everywhere . else  pearly���������for the vituperation of the  .sarcastic leader of the Opposition  jtakes a wide range���������he persistently  .and maliciously arraigns the Socialist labor members of the House for  .assisting .the McBride government.  If Mr. Maedonuld has one marked  juanue^idui .which' be uses more  -than another it is his capacity to  ^.cneer at anything and everything  ������o .^Wch he alludes in the course  fit his diatribes, and this sneer is  .more cr#el sinister and pronounced,  ^vhenhe'.aJ^udes to the members of  ;be Socialist-Labor party, for what  ���������Jie seems to .consider an unholy alliance " ip/jtjh jthe McBride ministry,  And p.n any jmeasure in which they  .yoted with- the present govern-  .inenr. The hostile attitude which  Mr. Mqcdopald assumes towards  Mr. Hawjtbornthwaito and those of  ,the sanje political belief, would  ,scem to bo out of place and uncalled for. This ia especially the  .case in an individual who baB unfurled bis political banner on which  jie has emblaabned bis'own name,  as tbe candidate iu this riding as  kthe Liberal-Labor 'party,' which  party is a recent creation of .his  pwn vivid imagination, which gat  times he allows to run riot. Mr.  Macdonald owes his elevation to  the provincial bouse principally to  the suffrage of tbe labor element of  the Rossland riding, ��������� and it is a  wonder, under the circumstances  that he entertains such hostility to  the Labor and Socialist members  of provincial legislature. In one  breath, when on the rostrum, he  denonnces these Labor members in  strong terms, while in the nextf he  asks the Labor element to vote for  him and to rally and hurrah for  his so-called Liberal-Labor party.  Have you tried a keg of Holland  herring. Sold by the Russell-Law-  Caulfield Co.  Seven thousand Royal Seal cigars are being smoked during the  campaign.    Made in Nelsou.  Waterproof Paints.  Coal T.ir, Pitch,  CfeoBote, Oils for ,  Preserving Timber,  Roofing, Pitch  And Paints. .>  Nelson Coke aud Gas Co. Ltd.  A box of Magdala cigars isgfa  gift that'will be appreciated by a  smoker.  Premier  Hungarian  Flour  Is not a new flour on the  market.   It has been in use  for years.   Ask for a sack in  your next order  Guaranteed by the  Alexander  Milling Co'y  BRAXDOY, MAN.  TENTH  ANNUAL  Winter Carnival  =FIVE DAYS=  Feb. 12, 13, 14, 15and 16  5 G-iand Trophies, and $2,000 in  prizes."   Two bands  in attendance,  HOCKEY, SNOWSHOEING,  TOBOGGANING. SKI-ING,  SKATING RACES, CURLING  Horse Racing, Masquerading, Tug of War, lite.  tfFXEPAI. ACT  Certificate of improvements.  -   /;    NOTICE    "���������;  BratiriiiubfnKr Miner*! Claim, situate Jn the  r   i,rf������ii'W4"Ail MlnliiK MvUIAii ������( Yalfc District. " Where lo> ntcl:���������On'Mi������r������   C'rwlt  Mmiit Imlr a mlk from tbb'imruMhritl  Bound*)/ Una, -      '  1 Miner** CertlilcJ* N<>. M *������'*������. iiiti-iid.  fiitr d������f' tNfd mi <l������te ti.-rcof, to ������t'f'l/ I" t'i������  1lliiiliiK"it������cmI������r for* OcrtlUcato of Improve  (iient*. fur tll������ jjur|iufu of i)lit#lulilif la|Cru\rii  ^ir*ut of ibe ������liuv������ L-laliu.  And further tnkp nolli-o that notion, umlor  nation   a?    must   liy commuiiriii Morn the  iwfiUH.'fl of anuii Cerllilciiti! of JmpruvMuant  ' l'uu-il litis 'titLiiuy of Jnnunry. A.D., li������/7.  WS juil.N UilAKJ.UM )!h'K  Reduced Railway Rittes.      For further particulars apply to  J. S. C. FUASER, Preddcnt. E. ADAMS, Secretary.  GOD SAVE THE  KIXG.  VENDOME HOTEL  ANACONDA  Is just a few minutes' walk from  the center of Greenwood, aud a  convenient place to drop in at the  end of a walk. Convenient to the  smelter and provides tho public  with  BEDS  OARD AND  EVERAGES  W. B. THOMSON  In Camhorne gives all its patrons  the purest food, drink and ^cigars  James Lindsley Prop.  Pioneer  Hotel  ��������� ��������� ���������  19  Made from Selected Varns, fast colors  correct weight, for Ladies, Misses or  Children,   in   Wool  or  Cashmere.  REMNANTS AT HALF PRICE  AT THE BIG STOBE  The Hunter-Kendrick Co.  LIMITED.  THE CANADIAN BAnK  OF -COMMERCE   j  l������.'.il> IT llVi'lf V ...���������/H'������,0<������iV������.!0. ������K">ii!J VWrUNIi, 43,0:10,000.  Iii E. WALKER. Gen. Manager.    ALEX. LAIRD, Asst. Gen. Man.  FBAJVK   FLETCHEB  PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR  NELSON. B: C.  HARDY & CO  JVIidwa}'  Dealer in . Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes,  '     etc., etc.  P.BaRNS& GO.  Dealers in  Fresh and Salt Meats, pish and Poultry 1 -j  Shops in nearly all the towns of Boundary and  the'Kootenay,  Kootenay Engineering Works  NELSON, D. C.  Founders, Jfachjulata and Iron Workers.   Makers of the Crawford  Aerial Tram.   Castings, ^Builders' Materials, Mill  and Mining MuchiueryJ  T. 0. COX 403. B. C, TRAVI5, MANAGER.  #  t  t  Winter Excursion  EAST, $83,55  GRBENWOODTO ���������'  MONTREAL, TORONTO  and all points thereof in  ONTARIO and QUEBEC.  Quebec, St. John, Halifax  Maritimo   Provinces,  Rates   on  Application.  Tickets on sale daily November ^  a 24th to December 81st  J) ROUND TRIP, FIRST CLASS  Three Months Limit.  'i1    '    ,* " "   "  OLD COUNTRY RATES  $94,55 Return  HALIEAXorST JOHN  Return Orcan Fare  Saloon Second        Stcernfre  |9.".00. $76.00. ������&i.������0,  and up According to fltramor  For detailed 'information, snil  IngH neenn steamorH, Amf-cloH* or  tourist Hlecper rcacrvotionn apply-  local ay en te or write  E. R. REDPATH, Greenwood.  E. J, COTLK, A. O. V. A.  VnnooUTsr  J, 0. CAKTKIC, I>. P. A.,  Nolion,  Greenuiood, B. C  The oldest hotel in the  Citv, :and stilll under the  same management. Rooms  comfortable, meals equal to  any in the city, and the bar  supplies only the best. Corner of Greenwood and Government streets.  J, W. fielson  The.  Good accommodation and  reasonable rates. One of the  best supplied bars in the city.  Dining room and lunch  counter in connection.  Sater & Johns, Proprietors  COPPER ST., GREENWOOD.  About  Float  Float is not a periodical.  It is a book containing 86  illustrations, all told, and  is filled with sketches aud  stories of western life. It  tells how a gambler cash-  iu after the fl.ish dajs of  Sandon ; how it rained iu  New Denver long after  Noah was dead; how a  parson took a drink at  Bear,Lake in early days ;  how justice was dealt in  Kaslo in '93; how the  saloon man outprayed tho  women in Kalamazoo, mid  graphically depicts the  roamings of a western editor atnongHt tho tender*  feet in the cent belt. It  contains the early history  of Nelson and a romance  of the Silver ; King mine.  In it are printed threu  western poems, and dor-  ens of article too num-  erous to mention. Send  for one before it is too  late. The price is twenty-  five cento, postpaid to any  part of the world. Ad*  dress all letters to  /?��������� T. Lowery  NELSON, B. C,  Branches Throughout Canada, and in the United States  and England.  A (Jen������'i;il R-tiisiug Ku/iin-.-. Tra'iK'irrt!.     \c.-mints muv !>e opened by  - mail with all bi'-iiniheh of this B-.mk.  Savings Bank Department.  Deposits of SI and upwards received, and interest allowed at current  rates. The depositor is subject to no delay whatever in the withdrawal of the whole or any portion of the deposit.  W ALLISON, Manager Greenwood Branch.  BEALE/ INVESTMENT AND TRUST CO. LTD  Geo. R. Naden, Manager.  Farm lands, timber limits, mineral cl tims, mining stocks  and shares. City real estate bought,vsold and exchanged.  Call and see our list.  QREENWOOD,   B.   O.  The richest; newest and best line  of furniture that ever hit the city.  THE GHEAPEST FOR THE MONEY.  A. L WHITE & CO.  PHONF   16  SUBSCRIBE NOW.  IS  ill  Fresh Vegetables, Fresh Eggs  and Finest Creamery Butter  always in stock. Beef, Pork,  Mutton, Poultry   B.st Qualify.  KK3K3K3K3H  nmw������  wmwfc  Supplies electricity for Power, Light, Heating  and Ventilation. Power Furnished to mines  for hoisting and air-compressor plants, with a  guarantee that the service will be continuous.  Get our rates before completing your estimates  CS3JS3K:i!XlSK3CS3S2i  y->  -i


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