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 1  '4,  THE' OLDEST  MINING  CAMP- NEWSPAPER  IN  BRITISH  COLUMBIA  a,*;  0','''*'.'���������' /':'-?"**  Vol.  "XVIII.  , GREENWOOD,- B. C, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY' 1,' 1912.  No; 29  New and Second-Hand  Trunks and Valises  Furnished Houses  Sewing Machines  Pianos for Rent  Skates Ground  .LWrUTE  Phone 16   Greenwood, B. C.  OFFICE AND. POCKET DIARIES FOR 1912  CANADIAN ALMANACS, paper and cloth editions  WHITAKER'S ALMANAC  Greenwood's   Big  Furniture  Store  \  Around Home  ���������  ij>������-������ja  ���������<l  . \ lfi������0Xr&<P.4-T9*  to see how a new piece or two  of Furniture .will brighten up  V : ���������     "' your'home'  JUST TRY IT  We are always ready to  'p > make an exchange  T. M. GULLEY & Co.  Opposite Postoflice.  GREENWOOD, B. C.  ���������Phone 27  rCLUB CIGAR ST0RE  =====  GRBBNW00B   =====  HAVE YOU SEEN IT?  WALTER G, KENNEDY  PROPRIETOR  CIGARS, TOBACCOS, PIPES AND SMOKERS'      SUNDRIES      CANDY,  FRUIT AND CONFECTIONERY.  ^Qf0  $&���������   Drop in when you wish to read the latest Papers and Magazines  Aeent for Phoenix Laundry, Office of Phoenix & Midway Stages  THE CANADIAN BANK  OF COMMERCE  SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LLD., D.C.L, PRESIDENT  ALEXANDER LAIRD, GENERAL MANAGER  CAPITAL, - $10,000,000 REST, -   $8,000,000  DRAFTS ON FOREIGN COUNTRIES  Every branch of The Canadian Bank of Commerce is equipped to issue drafts on  the principal cities in the following countries without delay:  We have just issued a handsome  Illustrated Catalogue  ���������������am���������^n���������niim ������������������iiiniimiiiiiiii  that would do credit to any 'mailorder house, and which shows at a  glance the grip we have on the better  class of trade. We want you to see  how fine a jewelry store we have.  SEND FOR ONE  A. LOGAN & Co.  GREENWOOD.     -     B. C.  St.   JUDE'S   ANGLICAN   CHURCH.  Services : Holy Communion at 8:30  a.m. on lafc, 3rd and 5th Sundays  in the month; Matins at 11 a.m  Aftica Creto  Arabia , Cuba  Argentina Republic Denmark  Australia E*Wl. ,     ,  Austria-Hungary Faroe Islands  Belgium Finland  Brazil Formosa  Bulgaria France  Ccywn Fr'ch Cochin Chi  Chili Germany  China Great Britain  <     lis  I     Ja  Ja  ina M:  Greece  Holland  Iceland  India  Ireland  Italy  "apan  ava  "alta  Manchuria  Mexico  New Zealand  Norway  Panama  Persia  Peru  Siberia  Soudan  South Africa  Spain  Straits Settlement!  Philippine Islands   Sweden  Portugal Switzerland  Roumaaia Turkey  - - :d :  Russia  Scrvia  Siam  United States  Uruguay  West Indies, etc  The amount of these drafts is stated in the money of the country where they are payable ; that is they are drawn in sterling, francs, marks, lire, kronen, florins, yen,  tacts, roubles, etc, as the case may be. This ensures that the payee abroad will  receive the actual amount intended. A233  SAVINGS  BANK  DEPARTMENT  J. T. BEATTIE, Manager.        -      Greenwood Branch.  Evensong at 7:30  School at 2:30 p.m.  Watson, Vicar.  p.m.;   Sunday  Rev. Franklin  UOOMS   TO    LKT  In the Swayne House, Silver  Street. Clean, private and comfortable rooms in a quiet locality  at reasonable rates. Hot and cold  baths free to guests.  Send for a catalogue of headstones and monuments, made by  the Kootenay Monumental Works,  Nelson, B. O.  INTERIOR FAIRS  J P. BURNS & 60$  3  Dealers in Fresh and Salt Meats, Fish,  and Poultry. Shops in nearly all the  towns of Boundary and Kootenay.  I COPPER STREET, GREENWOOD 4  The British Columbia Agricultural Fairs .association while in  session in. Victoria, allotted the  dates for fairs throughout the province in 1912. The Grand Forks  fair will be held on September 26  and 27; Nelson, September 23 to  25; Cranbrook, September 18 and  19; Kaslo, October 15; Windermere, September 20 and 21; Trail,  September 25 and 26; Greenwood,  September 30; Golden, September  24; New Denver, October 2.  The weather^ will be colder  next week. '-  SThe Winter Carnival at Ross-  . land begins next Tuesday.  ,. Boen,���������On January 31, to Mr.  and Mrs. J. L. Watson, a son.  Jim Mu'rdock is acting as wine  clerk at the Union hotel in Eholt.  From all causes there were 12  deaths in Grand Forks last year.  Donald Stewart is now at  Syphers Cove in New Brunswick.  Born,���������On January 27, to Mr.  and Mrs. Henry McLeod a daughter.  Mrs. L. L. Boomer will receive  upon the first Thursday of each  month.  A. L. White's store in Princeton is under the management of  John Heron. ',  The government should establish a land registry'- oih.ee in  Greenwood,  W. B. Bower has moved his  familv from Grand Forks to  Vancouver.  Mrs. Oscar Wheaton died at  Toroda Creek from eclampsia,  aged 34 years.  Boen.���������At the Mother Lode,  on January 26, to Mr.  and Mrs.  A. J. Morrison, a son.  W. G. McMynn has been appointed- registrar of  voters   for  the Greenwood riding.  Last week a blind pig was  pulled at Beaverdell and the proprietor was fined $100.  There were 24 cases of typhoid  treated in Grand Forks last year  and only one patient died.  GormauJWest is in the general  hospital in Spokane,; -suffering  from dropsy and other-complaints;  Service in the Presbyterian  church, next Sunday, the 4th, at  11   a:   m.     Rev. J.  R.  Monro,  B. D.  The government has shipped  the law library from Greenwood  to Kamloops. It weighed 3,000  pounds.  William Elson is razing the  building adjoining his tailor shop  aud will erect a new one upon  the site.  This year the mayor and  aldermen in Rossland are giving  their services without any remuneration,  Buy Rosaline, the red .oil, at  Brown's, Ferry, Wash. It will  not encrust the, wick nor blacken  the chimney.  The barn in the rear of the  Clarendon building collapsed  last week owing to the excess of  snow on the roof.  There is no drinking* water at  the High School at Grand Forks  and the pupils quench their thirst  by eating ice or snow.  Subscribers are reminded that  The Ledge is $2 a year when  paid in advance. When not so  paid it is $2.50 a year.  Alex McDonald is progressing  favorably at the hospital and  will soon be able to put his leg  upon a cushioned chair.  Cnssie, the six year old daughter of Dan McLeod's, died last  Friday from meningitis. The  funeral took place on Monday.  For Sai.e���������Bakery and grocery  business in a good prosperous  town in the Similkameen valley.  Address box 262, Princeton, B. C.  A bear was seen last week  climbing a.tree about 20 miles  from Grand Forks. Probably  driven out of his hole by hot air.  Charles Kinney is turning out  several orders for sleighs and  wagons. This is a good time to  order a wagon, and avoid the  rush.  John Koster died in Vancouver  a few days ago,   He mined on  gage in' the real estate  at Kamloops.  Old Tom, the' Australian  Chinaman, has re-opened . his  laundry next Fook Lee's. Tom  is industrious and does washing  while you wait.  Grand Forks- won everything  at the bonspiel in Greenwood  last week, except the second  prize in the Smith cup, and that  went to Phoeuix.  A letter from Spokane yesterday, states that an operation  had been performed upon Gorman West and that his chances  for recovery were good. '  New spring line of shoes for  men, women and children. Oxfords and current styles in Tans,  Patent Leathers and Gun Metals,  at Brown's, Ferry, Wash.  The Rev. and Mrs. Franklin  Watson will be "At Home" to  the members of the congregation  and friends on Thursday, February 8 th, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9.  A copy of the Report upon the  the sheep industry of Canada,  Great Britain and the United  States, can be obtained by writing to the Live Stock Commissioner, Department of Agriculture, Ottawa.  Wanted. ��������� Thirty  Western Float  to forty  calves, not less than eight  months old, and about half of each  sex, if possible. Senu particulars  and lowest cash price, f.o.b.,  to E, Anderson, Valley Ranch,  Wardner, B. C. *     .  The Castle Square Entertainers will appear in the Auditorium  next Monday night, under the  auspices of the Fire Department.  On the outside the press and  public speak in glo-ffing terms of  the entertainment given by this  company, and. they should' be  greeted by a full house in Greenwood," "~ "'     :" ------   On Monday evening a ��������� reception was held by the congregation  aud adherents of St. Jude's, in  the hall on Government street,  for the purpose of becoming acquainted with the new .vicar, the  Rev. Franklin Watson, and Mrs.  Watson. m Over sixty people were  present and spent a verv enjoyable  evening.  Tim Baldwin, a mucker boss  in the Granby mine, was killed  last Saturday morning. He was  carried down in a pile of muck  that had beenx-loosened by a  blast and had his neck broken.  The coroner's jury gave a verdict  of accidental death. Baldwin  was 41 years old and leaves a  widow and one child.  Yesterday afternoon at the  residence of Mrs. Kinney, about  40 ladies were entertained to a  500 military party by Mrs. C,  Kinney and Mrs. F. L. White.  Each of the eight tables displayed  a flag different from the others.  Mrs. Redpath made the highest  score. The winners in the contest were the ladies at the table  with the British flag; Mesdames  Coles, Keffer, Taylor and Wilson.  The Canadian flag waved over  the ladies who lost; Mesdames  Warren, McLaine, Oliver and  Longworth.   -  Honesty is tho boat policy.  the Fraser river in 1858, and a  bar in Lillooet still bears his  name.  This month C. J. Bunbury will  resign his position as chief of  police iu Greenwood, and will en-  ARE YOU MORTGAGED?  Many farmers in this Western  Country labor under a serious disadvantage of having to pay heavy  rateB of interest on mortgages owing to the lack of sufficient capital  to start with. Interest from 8 to  12 per cent, is too high. The Family Herald and Weekly Star has  taken up the fight of the Western  farmers in earnest, and is urging  the Government to establish a loan  system to assist them.  The Family Herald and Weekly  Star' wants the Government to  borrow large sums in England at a  low rate and guarantee principal  and interest, and loan the money,  under proper supervision, to farmers at a reasonable rate. Never  did a paper take up a more worthy  cause, and The Family Herald and  Weekly Star deserves tho credit of  every Westerner, The articles  appearing in The Family Herald  and Weekly Star are well worth  reading. The paper costs only one  dollar por year and is tho best value  in the nowspapor world.  The mayor of Eupe is an' editor.  - There is an epidemic of  mumps  in Vernon.  Ladysmith is to have six street  letter-boxes.'  At New Hazelton wood is only  $2.50 a cord. /  There are 500 telephones in  Prince Eupert. ������  Fresh butter is 40 cents a pound  in New Denver.  There has been fresh meat in  Hazelton all winter. '' ,  Church services are now being  held in New Denver.  E. Mobbs wants a fish hatchery  established at Gerrard.  In Vernon 20 years ago wood  wag selling at $2 a cord.  Merritt now has a direct telegraph wire to Vancouver.,  Efforts are being made to form a  football club in Penticton.  Eossland still has two brass |  bands,- and one newspaper.  Female lawyers are not allowed  to practise at the bar in B. C.  Lance Hillman of Gerrard was  married in Ottawa last week.  There is a scarcity of school  teachers in British Colombia.  The pay-roll at Michel last  month was a little over ������32,000.  Baled hay is 630 a ton in Vernon,  and dairy butter 35 cents a pound.  The stage'runs once a week between Quesnel and Fort George.  The license for Clemes' hotel at  Spence's Bridge has been cancelled.  For it3 size, Princeton has more  banks than any place in the world.  Blind pigs are numerous in Vancouver^ and other parts of the province. ,. ���������        ,     ���������  Wm. Boyd is putting in a plant  to light the Halcyon Springs with  electricity.  Colonel Burritt of Spokane, was  in Kaslo last week selling Midway  coal stock.  In Canada the oysterindustry is  fast 'dying-out owing tola depletion  of the beds.  In a social sense, this is the  gayest winter that Yale has. had  for 25 years.  Mr. and Mrs. G. O. Buchanan  of Kaslo, are spending the winter  in California.  There is enough of dark meat in  B. C. now, without bringing in any  more Hindus.  John McGoskell of Celesta skated  into a hole on Shuswap lake, and  was drowned.  The G. T. P. will build a twelve  storey steel hotel at Eupe that-will  cost a million.  At Trail 60\.men are employed  building the bridge across the  Columbia river.  Mrs. Pilling has returned from  Vancouver, and will open a restaurant in Kaslo.  There are over 54,000 Indians in  B. C. Only a few of them are on  the water wagon.  The authorities have decided not  to renew Henry Stage's liquor  license in New Denver.  J. H. McLennan.was fined $50  and costs for packing liquor oat of  Hope and selling it to the Indians.  In future the liquor sold in Vancouver hotels will be inspected.  B. C. is full of adulterated liquor.  The Bank of Hamilton at Penticton, has been sued by the municipality for the amount of its trade  licence.  T. Kilpatrick is acting general  superintendent of the C.P.E. during the three, months absence of  Busteed'in tho east.  During the past year much  money has been lost in British  Columbia by people buying wildcat stock in oil companies of California.  The Land Eegistry office at  Kamloops is months behind with  its work, and the government  should do something to relieve the  congestion.  On Digby Island across the  harbor from Prince Eupert, L.  Crippen & Co., have established  a plant, for the curing of herring,  and other fish.  A. B. Fletcher of Merrit, has  gone to Scotland where he will  have a book published by the  Blackwoods. Upon his return next  fall he will begin work upon a book  that will deal with affairs in this  province.  Tho Miner is boosting Eossland  as a health resort. Its editor  should take a look at Greenwood.  It has the finest climate in tho  world, which makes it difficult for  anyone to die except by design, accident or old age.  Five members of the N.W.M.P.  have  left  Dawaon   with   several  teams .of   native   dogs   for   Fort'  Macpherson.   They are taking in-,  supplies' and , mail.     The   round '  distance is 800 miles, and it will '  be 40 days before the'party gets  back to Dawson. ��������� ' ,  Judge Grant of Vancouver has  reserved judgement in the action  brought by a former Bank of.  Hamilton clerk to recover possession of a wallet containing S800,  which,"he ' found on the bank  premises three years ago, and for  which no owner has appeared.  Bill Coward and Archie McAllister, were killed at the Nickel  Plate mine near Hedley, by, a  dynamite explosion. It is thought  that one of them picked into a  missed hole. "When found an hour  or two later, both were dead, and  Coward was blown almost to pieces.  The accident occurred on the  Sunnyside claim.  J. L. Eetallack of Kaslo, is-  spending a few months in England. He has lived--' 21 years in  the Kootenay district and has  made a fortune out of the Whitewater. Nineteen years ago he  tried to convince the writer that  the Siocan would never have any  mines. Time and work has proved  that John was a failure as a prophet.  CITY COUNCIL.  The council met on Monday  evening.  A letter was read from the  ���������Provincial Secretary notifying  the council that Robert Wood  and J. L. Coles had been appointed licence commissioners; and-F.  C. Buckless and James Russell  police commissioners.  The following accounts were  ordered to be paid: C. J. McArthur, $33.50; Fire Department,  $12; A. A. Frechette, $1; R. W.  Halcrow, 12.55; E. J. Cartier,  $4.90; B. C. Gazette, $2.50.  It was moved and carried that  the services of the city solicitor  be dispensed with, aud his salary  be.-w:i������hhehlvuntilrttie -work... now.  in hand is completed. - It-was  moved and carried that the services of the medical health officer  be dispensed with on ,and after  the 1st of February.  The council adjourned until  February 12,  THE B. C. COPPER CO  The following summary for 1911  by E. Jacobs appears in the Canadian Mining Journal:  Most of the B. C. Copper Co.'s  ore treated came from its Mother  Lode mine in which a different  method of mining was adopted; tho  ore body was divided into a series  of traverse stopes of a maximum  width of 25 feet, thus making available a greater percentage of the  ore and reducing costs of extracting  it.    Under this system more  than  100,000 tons was broken  down  at  one time last   autumn.    In  this  connection 2,433 holes were drilled,  averaging   approximately  14 . feet  each in depth. These were charged  with  425 boxes   of  40 per cent,  dynamite,    equal   to   10^4   tons;  2,525 electric detonators, low  tension, No. 7, were used connected  in series of 25; connection was finally made to 550 volt current, and  the whole exploded, breaking down  tonnage stated above.    The year's  tonnage from the Mother Lode was  about 315,000 tons; while from tho  New Dominion Copper Co.'s Eaw-  hide mine 172.000 tons  was obtained, and 46,000 tons from three  other Boundary  mines owned   by  the company.    In addition, 15,000  tons from two mines in the neighboring State of Washington,  also  owned by this company, was smelted. ( Three furnaces were kept in  blast nearly all the year,   using  Pennsylvania coke,  until November, when one was blown out to  economize   in coke consumption,  until ������ oupply Bhould be obtainable  from Alberta.    Work was resumed  in the Emma mine after a long  shut  down,   and   1^500  tons  of  ore shipped monthly to the Bmelter.  During the year several properties  were bonded and exploration work  done on them; among these was the  Voigt group of 65 claims in Similkameen district; which it Ib hoped,  will develop into a big Coppermine.  1.  m  *   m  -    i  ������v.L  i  '"fl  I  *1  *  M I?  THE   LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.  . THE   LEDGE  Is located at Greenwood, B. C, and can be traced to many partR of  the earth. It comes to the front every Thursday morning, and  believes that hell would close up if love ruled the world. It believes  in justice to everyone; from the man who mucks in the mine to the  king who sits on the cushions of the throne. It believes that advertising is the life of trade ; and that one of the noblest works of  creation is the man who always pays the printer.  The Ledge is $2.00 a year in advance, or $2.50 when not so paid.  It is postage free to all parts of Canada, Mexico, Great Britain and  the county of Bruce. To the United,States it is $2.50 a year, always  in advance.  R.   T.   LOWE3RY  r  EDITOR    AND    FINANCIER.  GREENWOOD, FEBRUARY 1, 1912.  A blue mark here indicates that your Subscription has  become deceased, and that the editor would once more  like to commune with your collateral.  New brooms  sweep  clean   is a  saying almost as old as the hills.  Tlie poker games in  Nelson  have  been closed up, and it is now  possible for Rubes, strangers, pilgrims  and tenderfeet to get drunk in that  city, without running into a holdout, or a marked   deck.    Nelson  lias been a surething town,   especially at Fair  times.    During  Fair  time3 in Nelson   the green  public  has been swindled out of thousands  of dollars   by   crooked gambling  games of various kinds,   while the  police looked on without a tremor,  or the raising of a hand to protect  the sucker and his money from being divorced.    When the  officials  of a city permit the  public to be  swindled, they are equally as guilty  as the surething men, who appeal  to man's cupidity and. then  rob  him   by their   dexterity.    Mayor  Annable will indeed be a Napoleon  if he can obliterate gambling ; in  Nelson, and he will  be blessed   by  many a woman whose husband  in  countries on earth.   He is probably  a man of considerable  brains,   but  he should keep those reports about  cocktails   and   cigarettes   out   of  tho papers.    His example in   this  respect will not tend to benefit the  habits of the young in this glorious  Dominion.    Men in high positions J  are aped  by those   in  the lower  walks of life.    Once in  awhile we  find a great man who smokes cigarettes, but smoking cigarettes never  made any man great.  We heard years ago that the  works attributed to Shakespeare  were written by Bacon. It is now  stated in England that he was the  man who wrote, or re-wrote the  Bible. Probably in another hundred years or so they will accuse  him of editing Lowery's Claim, or  writing the poems of Bobbie Burns.  Any man who performs great deeds,  either bad or good, is always accused of doing something that he  never did.    Bacon will live as long  as the English language is spoken,  the past blew in more money  for Even in  Greenwood  we hear his  white chips than he did for spring  bonnets. Like the trail of a snake  over a bed of roses the gambling  mania has wrecked and darkened  many a home, even in the glorious  golden west. Gambling is a live  curse to any community.  name spoken daily. Still, although  he may have written the Bible, he  was not the chap who invented eggs.  The    Siocan    Record   recently  stated   that   the   crime of giving  birth to the Editor of the Victoria  Week cannot be charged to a Canadian mother.   This seems like  a  harsh   statement   to   those  who  never met Bill Blakemore.    Bill is  a strange individual, but it must  be remembered that he is not responsible for the faults of his parents.    Bill is a geniusin some respects, and knows enough to keep  his nose in the pap trough .at Victoria.    As a political toady he is a  shining   light.    He.   is  a   clever  speaker,   whose   eloquence might  easily   terrify the   world   if the  country, rock  could  be cut away  from   his   honor   and    memory.  Every genius has his faults so the  world should be charitable to Bill.  Bill  is  also a   promising   writer  judging from the letter he wrote to  us six years ago.    The letter is  full of pathos and  noble thoughts,  The C.P.R. only charges a little  over eight times as much to bring  paper from Vancouver to Greenwood, that it does to bring the  same goods from Hull to Vancouver. We stated in a previous  issue that the rate was ten times  greater, but since then the road has  given us a slight rebate.  The C.P.R. is now moving  freight from Montreal to Greenwood, at the speed of about four  miles an hour.    In speed and rates I all field  crops   in  this great road, has the Red RiVer  ox-cart beaten to a frazzled finish.  The express hold-up men are  not always on the outside. It  costs 90 cents to bring six pounds  of express from Vancouver to  Greenwood, a distance of about  600 miles as the road runs.  000 bushels  of the value of $21,-  401,000.    Oats occupied 9,220,000  acres,    and   yielded   348,188,000  bushels of the value of- $126,'S12,"-  000, barley 1,404,000 acres yielded  40,641,000 bushels of the value of  $23,004,000    and    flux   1,132,000  acres, yielded  12,921,000 bushels  of the value of SI9,407,000.   The  combined   area under rye,  peas,  buckwheat, mixed grains and  flax  was   2,481,000   acres,   the  yield  44,986,000 bushels and the value  $41,590,000.    Hoed and cultivated  crops, comprising beans, corn for  husking,   potatoes,    turnips   and  other    roots   except   sugar   beets  occupied 1,063,000 acres, and yielded 170,SS4,D00 bushels of the value  of' ������73,290,000.    Sugar   beets   in  Ontario and Alberta"_liad an  average of 20,S7S and the yield of 177,-  000 tons of the value of $1,105,000.  Fodder crops including fodder corn  hay, clover and alfalfa show* an  acreage of S,290,000, a production  of 15,499,000 tons and a value of  $161,314,000.    Alfalfa, a record of  which was taken for tlio first time,  shows an  area  of 101.7S1   acres  with a yield of 227.900 tons.    This  valuable fodder crop is being principally grown in  Ontario,   Quebec  and Alberta, the average yield per  acre for the whole of Canada being  2J- tons.'  For the year 1911 the areas from  which  the   yields   are calculated  were those of the  recent Census  and   the resulting data are   not  therefore strictly comparable with  the estimates of the three iprevious  years which were based   upon  the  reports of selected correspondents.  It may be mentioned however that  the area and production of wheat  in 1911 exceed by over 1,000,000  acres and  65,862,000 bushels the  estimates of 1910.    A  more satis-  fattory criterion of the  difference  between  the two seasons of 1911  and 1910 is afforded by the average  rates of yield per acre  which for  fall  wheat was 22.19 bushels in  1911 against 23.49 in  1910, spring  wheat   20.63 against 15.53,  oats  37.76 against 32.79,   barley 2S.94  against 24.62 and flax 11.41 against  7.97.  In the three Northwest provinces  of   Manitoba,  Saskatchewan   and  Alberta the wheat production  was  194,083,000 bushels compared with  128,891,000   bushels the estimate  of 1910 of oats  212,819,000  compared with   126,753,000   and   of  barley 24,043,000 compared with  21,377,000.    The wheat production  of 1911 in Manitoba was 60,275,000  bushels from  2,9SO,000 acres,  in  Saskatchewan   97,664,000 bushels  from     4,705,000    acres    and   in  Alberta 36,143,000   bushels from  1,617,000 acres.  By provinces the total   value of  1911   was   as  advice.  "The newspapers, boys, have always been very good to me and my  son," she said. "They announced  today that I am 76 but really I am  77, and proud of it."  Except on her birthdays Hetty  has been to the'office almost every  day in her long business career.  Asked for a'recipe for old age, she  said, "First, a good conscience;  second, a good appetite; thirdly,  work; fourthly, show goodwill to  all."  "How do I feel?"  she said, in  answer to one scribe, "Why,  I've  got the go of twenty men, and feel  five years younger than I did last  birthday.    And, curiously enough,  the doctors told me forty-five years  ago that I wouldn't last another  year.    Wherefore, I put not my  faith in doctors, but in work: work  is tho greatest cure of all evils,  whether of the flesh or the mind."  Mrs. Hetty Green lives in a small  flat on  our  "Surrey  side,"   and  though a multimillionairess, is reputed to be as thrifty as the late  Russell Sago, the wealthy financier  who lunched every day on  four-  pence.  "Have you ever given a cent  away?"   asked  one reporter.    "I  never parade good works, but since  it is my 77th  birthday,  and you  have all been so kind,  I will tell  you there is a school for boys and  girls of intermediate age in  New  York to which I have subscribed  between   $180,000 audi-$240,000.  This is one of forty acts pf which I  feel proud, but I have said nothing."  All the newspapers declare she  is the embodiment of strong common sense and a credit to the  country.  Storage of Potatoes  The following are the three  essentials for the proper storage .of  potatoes:  1. They must be kept cool, from  33 to 35 deg.   F.,  being the best  I temperature. This is very important so as to prevent sprouting  which weakens the vitality of the  tubers for seed purposes  2. They mustjhave good ventilation, which is necessary tO'prevent  the shread of rot.  3. They must .be kept dark. A  cool, dark, well ventilated cellar,  fairly dry, is a'very good place to  store seed potatoes on the ordinary  farm. A good cold storage chamber is better still, and a well con-  Tiie lack of public spirit will kill  a town quicker than anything else.  Crops in Canada  and some day wo will publish it for , 0tt���������a-Th������ Census and Statis-  the benefit of mankind    Tr.  ���������-.;���������, Jt,CS ������ffice of the Department   of  Agriculture has issued the follow-  the benefit of mankind. It might  havo a tendency to disabuse the  public mind of the impression that  Blakemore is a Syphax.  follows: Prince Edward Island  $8,846,700, Nova Scotia, $14,297,-  900, New Brunswick #16,797,000,  Quebec $103,187,000) Ontario  $193,260,000, Manitoba $73,136,-  000, Saskatchewan $107,147,000,  Alberta $47,750,000, British Columbia $1,290,000.  Owing to the exceptionally mild  weather which prevailed during  the fall and early winter live stock  aro reported as having entered  winter quarters in excellent condition. As a general rulo winter  supplies are ample.  structod and well ventilated pit is  also good. Some up-to-date growers three or four weeks before  planting time spread their seed  potatoes out in the light at a temperature of from 60 to 70 deg., and  allow them to develop sprouts from  a half to an inch long. Such  sprouts are strong and stubby and  not easily broken off, and if han  died with care will hasten the  maturity of the crop, and also increase the yield.  erator." Canso sent it to Heart's  Content in Newfoundland; Heart's  Content rushed it across to London,  thence to Dover, across the channel to Calais and to Brest. Brest  sent it to Miquelon and Miquelon  gave the operator at Duxbury a  unique surprise.. The sleeper was  then aroused, about 11 minutes  having been taken by the grand  round of the cablegram.  An Oregon miner was driving a  tunnel on a ledge back of his cabin  and in cold weather usually left a  stick of giant powder on a rock, ih  a sunny place at the mouth of the  tunnel to thaw out.   On several  occasions when he went to get his  powder it had disappeared, and as  this caused annoying delays he lay  in wait for the thief.    Placing a  stick in the usual place, he had not  waited but a short time when he  saw a crow swoop down on the explosive, tear away the paper cover  and greedily devour, tho powder.  Giant powder is made of nitro-gly-  cerino, sawdust and grease,  and a  whole stick of it makes a  hearty  meal   for    a   crow.   The   miner  watched   the performance   for   a  time in amazement,  which   gave  place to indignation, and when the  bird had about half devoured  the  stick he arose and shot-at it.    The  crow flew away unharmed  with a  defiant "caw"  and perched in  a  tree.    The next time he took more  careful aim   and   hit   the   crow.  Immediately following the  report  of the gun was another and louder  report and the air was filled  with  feathers and bits   of crow.    The  shock of the bullet passing through  the bird's body had exploded  the  powder it had devoured.  "I was once called to attend a  horse, which  was   suffering ��������� from  toothache,", said   a   Philadelphia  dentist.    "The animal was in great  pain,  and  when  I examined   his  mouth he appeared to realize that it  was my purpose to relieve him, and  he submitted to my handling with  calmness that was almost human.  I discovered a cavity in one of the  back teeth, which was also badly  ulcerated at the root.    I temporarily relieved the pain and  next  morning I visited him again.    He  gave evidence of pleasure at my  approach, and I concluded  that I  would attempt to fill the tooth instead of removing \t.    This I did,  cutting away the diseased portion  and putting in a filling of cement,  and during the entire operation the  horse flinched no more than a man  would under tho circumstances."  H. W. Farmer & Co.,  ��������� REAL'ESTATE, ���������  Kock Creek, B. C.  co., lt'd:  ���������%  leaves Mother Lode  930 a.  m.  6:30 p. m.  Leaves Greenwood  2:00 p.  m.  8:30 p.  m.  fc  %  '���������*  ���������^      Saturday   last  %  Mother Lode 6 p. ai,, Returning-,  ^ leaves Greenwood 10 p. m.,  "** Greenwood Office  HOTEL  %NORDEN  stage   leaves ^  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  tells how a gambler cashed  in after the flush days 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  '93;   how the  Frank Fletcher  Provincial Land Surveyor,  Nelson, B. C.  J. R. CAMERON,  Leading Tailor of the Kootenays.  KASLO,    B.   C.  saloon man outprayed the  women in Kalamazoo, and  graphically    depicts   the  ' roamings   of   a   western  editor among the 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, three  western poems, and dozens of articles too numerous to mention.   Send for  one before it is too late.  The  price   is  25. cents, -  postpaid to any part of the  world.   Address  all . let  ters to  /  jR. 71 Lowery  GREENWOOD, B. C.  Don't Be HOODWINKED  WE NEVER CHANGE BRANDS  r  'il  - ARE A 1 QUALITY  TkBRILLIAWTES  Are the Best Clear Havanas lo Canada  Made by Union Labor In the best Hy-  .gienic Factory in the country.   Call for  them and get value for your money In-'  stead of rope .   ��������� '  WILBERG & WOLZ, Prop. B.C. Clear  Factory, New Westminster. B. C.  ��������� ���������  ���������  GREENWOOD CITY WATERWORKS  CO.  CITV  S SWO K E.  Mountaineer and Kootenay Standard Cigars.    Made by  J. C. THELIN & CO., NELSON.  QUICKLY STOPS COUGHS. CURES COLDS.  HCAL8 THE THROAT AND LUNQ8. 26 CENTS  Bag-gage transferred to  any part of the City. Furniture moved to any part of  the District.. General Dray-  ing of all kinds.  SIDNEY OLIVER.  LOWERY'S CLAIM  During the 87 months that Lowery's  Claim was on earth it did business all  over the world. It was' the most  unique, independent ond fearless journal ever produced in Canada. Political  and theological enemies pursued it with  the venom of a rattlesnake until the  government. shut it out of the mails,  and, its editor ceasad to publish it,  partly on account of a lazy liver and,  partly because it takes a pile of money *���������$  to run a paper that is outlawed. Ihere  are still 25 different editions of this condemned journal in print. Send 10 cents  and get one or |2.50 and get the bunch  R. T. LOWERY,     ���������"  Greenwood, B. C.  Some Condensed Stories  TnE new Governor-general of  Canada has been but a few months  in the country, but we understand  that he has already introduced a  new cocktail into the upper circles  of Ottawa society. We also notice  by a press dispatch that while at  the Press Club in New York last  week the Duke asked for a cigarette. The Duke of Connaught is  the brother of a dead king, and the  hoadpieco of one of the greatest  ing bulletin giving the final estim  ates of the area, yield arid value of  the principal field crops of the  Dominion for 1911. The field  crops of Canada are shown to have  occupied last year a total area of  32,853,000, and their value, calculated at the average local market prices, amounts to $565,712,-  000.  America's Richest Woman  Mrs. Hetty Green, America's  richest woman, and one of the best  financial experts in the country,  celebrated her 77th birthday by a  two hours motor drive. Then she  stepped briskly into her Wall  Street office ready to instruct her  elderly bachelor son, Colonel Green  ��������� "Eddie,"   she   calls  him���������re-  The area under wheat, last garding the day's work  year was 10,374,000 acres, of  which 1,172,000 acres were fall  wheat in Ontario and Alberta, and  the production was 215,851,000  bushels of the valae of $138,566,-  700.   Fall wheat produced 26,014,-1  Incidently she found time to  receive reporters, who offered  birthday greetings, and, following  the example of Mr.  John Eocker-  feller, America's richest man,  she  gave the young men sound homely]other room and wake up that op-  A gentleman, now a successful  physician in Boston, in his younger  days was the telegrapth operator in  Duxbury Mass., who worked the  land wires,   One night,  during a  lull in business, he fell asleep and  the Now York operator called until  out of patience.   Then he Bent a  mesbage to Boston, requesting the  chief operator to tell Duxbury to  answer New York.   The sleeper  was  equally deaf to the Boston  call.   In the cable room,  next to  the   sleeping   operator,   was  the  cable man.   The room was dark,  and he was watching the mirror for  the tiny flashes that in those days  spelled out the message.   Te him  the Morse alphabet was nothing,  and he never heard the ticking of  key.   Finally New York became  desperate and called Canso in Nova  Scotia and addressed a mesiiage to  the cable operator   at Duxbury.  The message read:   "Go into the  IAFMI is situated on the West Fork of the  Kettle fiver, at its junction with Wilkinson  ��������������� eek, It is 57 miles from Gf eenwood and  75 miles from Grand Forks, It is located  on a large plateau on the west bank of the Kettle  river and^ will be the central town for a dozen  smaller mining camps. For the next two years it  will be the supply point for the Kettle Valley rail/.  way during the construction of that road to Pentic  ton, 67 miles.  CARMI has mining, timber and agricultural  resources of great value, It has gold mines right at  the townsite, and is a good smelter site,  Lots are being sold at from $50 to $250 each.  Invest your money at home,  For further particulars apply to  ml  -Ml  4m  CARMI   TOWNSITE  CARMI,      B.    C.  MBmsMBmm 1$  WESTERN --HOTELS.  THE   KOOTENAI   SALOON  ��������� Sandon, B. C, has a line of nerve  bracers unsurpassed in any mountain town oi the Great West. A  glass of aqua pura given free with  spirits menti.  NICWMAKKET   HOTEL ", '  Is the home for all tourists and  millionaires visiting New  Den-  ''    ��������� ver, British Columbia.       ' '  Henry Stegc. Fropr.  BRIDESVILLE .HOTEL.  Bridosvillo, B. O. IJrovIdos oxcellent  accommodation for tourists and travellers. Frotih Eggs unci Buttor, Special  Irish Whiskey always on hand.  THOMAS   WA1LSH,   Proprietor.  HOTEL CASTLEGAR, Castlegar Junc-  'tion. All'modern. , Excellent  accomodations for tourists and  drummers. Boundary train leaves  here at 9.10 a.m.  W. H. GAGE. Proprietor  THE   PROVINCE   HOTEL  Grand Forks, is a large tnree-  Btory brick hotel that provides  the public with good meals and  pleasant rooms. A new building  but the same old rates. ., ���������'  Emll Larson, Proprietor,  THE   KASLO   HOTEL  " Kaslo, B. C���������   is a  comfortable  ���������'  homo for a,li who travel to that  city.    '  Cookie & Pnpwortn.  GRANITE CREEK HOTEL  Granite Creek, B. C. Headquarters for miners,' prospectors and  railroad men. Good stabling- in  .connection. Tasty meals and  pleasant rooms.  H, G00DISS0N, Proprietor.*  SHKBItKOOKM   HOUSE ,  Nelson; B. C. One minuto's walk  from C. P. R   Btation.   Cuisine  unexcollod; Well heated and von  tilated.  ISoyor llros., Proprietor  GRAND UNION HOTEL  Hedley, B. C. American plan  and moderate rates. First-class  mineral display .from all sections  . ��������� and will exchange for specimens  from any part of the world. Reliable information will be given  ���������   investors and working men.  ANTON'WINKLER, Proprietor.  TltKMONT, nOOSB  Nelson, B. C, is run on tho American and European plan. Steam  ' heated rooms. All white labor,  Special attention paid to dining  room.  KiuiBomc & Campbell, PropH.  LAKEVIEW   HOTEL  in Nelson,. B. C, employs* all  white help and is a home for the  world at $1.00 a day.  Nap. Mjillette, Proprlotor.  TULAMEEN HOTEL  Princeton, B.  C,  is the   head-  ��������� quarters   for   miners,   investors  and railroad men.   A fine location and everything first-class *  . KIRKPATRICK & MALONE, Proprietors.  HOTEL KEREMEOS  Keremeos, B. C. This first-class  family hotel is opposite the G.N.  depot and under the personal  supervision of the proprietress.  All stages leave this hotel daily,  including the attto to Penticton.  Mrs.'A. F. KIRBY.  ill III IDS  More clothes are rubbed out  than worn out. GOLD DUST saves  rubbing and saves your clothes  Do not use Soap, Naphtha, Borax, Soda, Ammonia or  -Kerosene with GOLD DUST.A  GOLD DUST has all fjesirable cleansing qualities in a  perfectly harmless and.Ia\$ng form. The GOLD DUST  TWINS need no outside ielp.    .  .GOLD DUST lathers iijitantly in hot or cold, hard or  soft water���������converts' itselfVinstantly into thick, vigorous  suds that remove grease, 'ftrime and' settled stains and  clear out germs and impurities. It leaves only cleanliness  and wholesomeness in their vtake;   ���������  ..GOLD. DUST spares, youl and protects, your elothes  . from washboard wear. \ :  Save yourself long hours  of weary, dreary toil, and  double the life of your  clothes by buying and trying a package of GOLD  DUST,next wash-day.  (GOLD DUST is sold in  fOo siKc and large packages. The large package  offers greater economy.  GRAND PROGRAM from Tuesday to Saturday Night  HOCKEY Championship of B.C.  SKI JUMPING Championship of Canada  SKATING Championship of B. C.  Masquerade and Dance, Tobogganing, Curling Bonspiel  Horse Races, Boxing Contest, Children's Sports.  Two Large Bands.     Handsome Trophies and Prizes.  Reduced Transportation Rates  See me for the Finest Suburban Subdivision  in New1 Westminster.  When Port Mann is a,good townsite proposition New  Westminster will be a large city.  Mark My Words  Johtt  ]WeKellat*  Proprietor.  For further information write to '  .A. M. BETTS, President. R. E. PLEWMAN, Secretary.  523-524, Pacific Block, Vancouver, B. C.  OPPOSITE    POSTOFPICB  Dogs As Landing Nets  "Let tie GOLD DUST TWINS^  do sour work"  Made by THE N. K. FAIRBANK COMEVNY,   -   -  Makers of FAIRY SOAP, thkoval cake.  Montreal  <i.    -. ESTABLISHED 1817  Capital, all paid up, $15,413,000.   Rest, $15,000,000.  UNDIVIDED   FKOFITS,   Sl,855,18r,.3C  Hon. President: Lord Strathcona and Mount R'oyai;, G. C. M. G.  President: R. B. Angus, Esq.  Vice-President: Sir E. S. Houston, Bart. i  General Manager: H. .V. Merbdith, Esq. , ; ���������  Branches in London,En?, {^^^M^Ytsr^Oi^gQ  Buy and Sell Sterling Exchange and Cable Transfers."    Grant Commercial and  Travellers' Credits, available in any part of the world.  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT n^L^te1  at  Greenwood Branch   - C. B; Winter, Mgr.  TEMPERANCE  is all right if shorn of huuibuggery.  Too much water drinking is just  as injurious as too much liquor or  anything else.  OUR PURE WINES  AND LIQUORS  are medicinal if not abused. Every  household should'linve a moderate  supplylof pure wines or liquors in  the closet for emergency���������either  unexpected visitors or sudden illness, when a drop of pure, .liquor  in^timelmay forestall all ; jcessity  for drugs. V ]  Gmmwod Eiqiior (Mui-ny, Mpmm, Greenwood,^}. & ������  The story in a recent issue of  this paper of a dog landing a trout  recalls to memory the incredulity  with which similar accounts were  received some few   years ago in  England.   Not   even    the photographs showing   the   thing being  done were held  to be convincing.  "A clever fake," some one would  remark.   ,But now too many have  actually witnessed such incidents.  Even so long ago as the times of  the "Druid" we read of a pointer  who spent hours pulling fish out of  a horse trough as fast as they were  put back,  but when a dog does  take a fancy to this form of sport  it is difficult to keep him away  from it.   There is an old  terrior  belonging to the river keeper of the  Dorchester Fishing Club, who has  to be chained up when netting is in  process.   He will otherwise go in  and bring out fish of all sizes���������and  they run big on that river.    He  never marks or hurts  them,  and  once, carried   a two-pound trout  which had been dropped across a  50-acre field before catching up his  master.    A    well-known   Dorsetshire fisherman has trained his ro-  trievers for years to land  his fish,  and all visitors   to his beautiful  stream must have seen the performance many times.  At the same time it is not every  dog who will take to it; a Scotch  terrior owned by the writer would  always flounder in when the fish  began to splash on the surface, but  then seemed to lose sight of it.  But he certainly succeeded in add-  ing to the fun and risk of the fly  giving way. Many dogs consider  fish beneath their notice; they  watch with some interest its struggles in the water, but once dropped  out of the net on to the grass they  give a srn'ff and turn away uninterested, unable to perceive what  it is that "Master likes so much  about them.   For themselves they  A Remarkable Stream  Colarado river discharges during  an average year into the Gulf of  California 338,000,000 tons of mud  and silt as suspended matter. In  addition to this the dissolved substances in the water include 4,550,-  00Q. tons of sodium "chloride, or  common ' salt; 4,000,000 tons of  lime; 2,400,000 tons "of gypsum;  and 4,300,000 tons of Epson salts.  In spite of all this dissolved material the Colorado at its mouth is not  considered to be a stream of unusually high mineralism for that  region of the country.'  " Unequalled for Domestic Use."  they are seeking development  there is ore in sight to keep a steel  plant running for 175 years.  These include the Atikokan, Moose  Mountain and Nepigon areas. The  industry will employ 2,000.  Boom At Yale  Yale is at present enjoying greater business activity than it has for  many   years   past.    The   railway  construction .work- below.-Yale will  probably end during the present  year, the grading by the - end of  April and  track-laying about the  end of the summer.    But. the long  tunnel   immediately opposite the  town will take a long time to drive  and between here and North Bend  is some of the hardest work on the  whole Canadian Northern line.   It  is extremely probably that Yale  will be the scene of active railway  work, the headquarters of a big  contracting company,   and a pay  roll town,   for at least two years  more.    Within that time it will be  settled beyond doubt whether the  mines   on   Siwash    and   Hidden  Creeks will support a large mining  town or not. ���������West Yale Review.  Big Steel Plant  prefer hunting water-rats."  A man is willing to wait a long  while for a woman who is worth  while.  ���������\ ���������/  J Greenwood to Phoenix Stagff  H'"':     Leaves Greenwood Daily at 3 p. m.  s~ Arrives Greenwood Daily at 10 a. m.  ������ GREENWOOD OFFICE        - - CLUB CIGAR STORE  |H.   M.   LAIRG,   PROPRIETORl  ^^liiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiijiiiiii^iaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiaiiil  fiTfiDtt nnimuc heals the lungs  oTUro (HJUhHo price, 25 cents  Port Arthur, Ont.',���������Acting for  MacKenzie & Mann and an English syndicate, Mr. J. H. Fraser,  manager of the Atikokan Iron  Company, a MacKenzie & Mann  concern, submitted to the city today an application for the establishment here of a five million dollar  iron and steel plant.  The city will give a site of 400  acres at Hare Point, and fixed the  assessment for twenty years at  8500,000, except for school and  local improvement taxes.  Mr. Fraser estimates that in the  iron ore areas which MacKenzie &  Mann have control, and for which  Nothing Like Hope  That the Hope Mountains' career  as a barrier to railway communication between the coast and the  southern interior of British Columbia is nearly at an end, is obvious  from every discussion, verbal or  written, of projects for construction  and development.  There is'no doubt that the Gr.  N.R. company will get the required  renewal of the charter for the V.  V. &E. road, and that construction  from Hope to Princeton will begin  this year.  It is'equally certain that the C.  P.R. company will bridge the gap  between Nicola and Hope and secure direct counection with South  Yale and Kootenay.  Meanwhile the Canadian Northern contractors are making excellent progress with their work. The  first of March at the latest will see  the track laid to Hope, a nd two  months later grading will be completed to Yale.  The 450 foot tunnel at Camp S,  about five miles north-east of Hope  is more than half driven now.  Messrs. Palmer Bros. & Henning  expect to have their contract completed before the end of April.���������  West Yale Review.  the action of a recorder in refusing  to accept or issue a grant for claims  until a 8600 bond is furnished by  the locators. The recorder claims  this is necessary. Prominent railway men here have wired the minister of the interior enqnirihg if  this is necessary. There are three  feet of snow on the ground which  adds to the difficulty of search.  nelson, B. &  W. O. WKLLS, Proprietor.  First-class in everything.  Steam heat, electric light,  private baths. Telephone  in every room. First-class  bar and barber shop.   ,  'Bus meets all trains.  GRAND CENTRAL   HOTEL   Opposite Postoffice, NELSON, B.C.  American and European Plans.  H. H. PITTS, Prop.  "What sort of a ticket does your  suffragette^club favor?"  "Well," replied young Mrs.  Torkins, "if ,we owned right up, I  think most of us would prefer  matinee tickets."  A sour man'may make a living,  but a.polite man may make a fortune.  NEW ADVERTISING SCAL-E.  CENTRAL HOTEL  PHOENIX.  .   One of the largest hotels in  the city.   Beautiful location,  fine rooms and tasty meals.    *  A. O. JOHNSON  PROP.  QUEEN'S   HOTEL,  PHOENIX     B.   C  The Newest and Largest Hotel in  the City. Everything neat, clean  and comfortable. Steam heat and  electric light.   Meals and drinks at  ��������� all hours.  R. V. CHISHOLM, Phopbietor.  DANNY DEANE, Makager.  -.  THE RUSSELL HOTEL  The newspapers in Greenwood, Phoe-1     ra r.iQ0QO���������Ai���������ou *���������j ���������   11   1 '    .  nix and Grand Forks have adopted the    .��������� P^antly Situated in the heart  following scale for legal advertising: ���������        of Grand Forks, and is convenient  to all the leading financial* and  commercial institutinns of the city.  Travelers will find it a'comfortable  place to sojourn when in the city.  FRED RUSSELL  Application   for   Liquor  Licence  (30 days) #5.00.  Certificate of Improvement Notice  (60 days) $7,5o  Application to Purchase Land Notices (60 days) ������7.50  Delinquent Co-owner Notices (90  days) gI0.oo  Water Notices (small) ������7.50  All other legal advertising, 12 cents a  line, single column, for the first insertion; and 8 cents a line for each subsequent insertion.  Nonpariel measurement  =^  WHOLESALE GROCERS  Corner Smythe and Beattie St's, VANCOUVER, B. C  Agents for STIRT0N & DYER Cigars  The Best Value of any Cigar made in Canada  Brands:    SALOME.    SAVANNAH.    SMART SET.  CARIBOO.     UTOPIA.  The Gold Fever  MinitonaB,    Man.,���������The     gold  rush here reminds one of the accounts of the early Klondyke stampede, or of the history of the gold  discovery in'Australia.    The Min-  itonas  Hotel  is   turning away a  hundred people daily and private  houses are being used as hotels.  Minors are here from all parts of  the country.    One Winnipeg party  sank ten feet with a boring machine  in the river bed and found innumerable particles of fine gold and  pieces of coarse gold in the sand  one mile south of the town.  Coarse gold was brought into the  town yesterday afternoon taken  from the Favell Creek, one mile  from the town.  Women in overalls join with the  men in" staking claims. Forty  have been staked in the past 24  hours. Every foot of ground has  been staked within a radius of  three miles from the town south of  the claim where the gold was  found. Jumping of claims is  frequent.  Prospectors are very angry  at  COUNTY COURT OF YALE,  A  SITTING of the County Court of YRle will  ���������,be hol(len 'it the Court House, Greenwood,  on Tuesday the 27th day of February 1912, nt  eloven o'clock in the forenoon.  By order,  W. G. McMYNN,  Registrar C. C. of Y.  MINERAL ACT  Certificate of Improvemeats.  NOTICE  _ Red Metal Fractional Mineral Claim,  situate in the Greenwood Mining Division of Yale District.  Where located:���������Dead wood Camp.  TAKE NOTICE that C. J. Leggatt,  Barrister, Greenwood, B. C, as agent for  Frank Bell, Free Miner's Certificate No.  B29462, intends, sixty days from the date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder  for a Certificate of Improvements, for the  purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of  the above claim.  And further take notice that action,  under section 37, must be commenced  before the issue of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 2nd day of December, 1911.  C. J. LEGGATT.  WINDSOR HOTEL  The Windsor Hotel is one of the  best furnished hotels in the West.  It is located in the heart of Green- '  wood and within easy reach of all  the financial and commercial institutions of the Copper Metropolis. Heated with'steam and lit  by electricity. Commodious sample rooms. The bar is replete  with all modern beverages and  the cafe never closes. Rooms  reserved by telegraph.  The Windsor Hotel Co  E. J. Cartier, Mgr.  BILL CREEK HOTEL  One ot the oldest stopping places on the West  Fork. Good accommodation and plenty to eat.  Fish, and game dinners  in season. Rooms reserved by telegraph.  GORMAN WEST   -    Prop.  &  OUICKLY  STOPS  COUQHQ,  COHCS   COLDS.  HEALS THE THROAT AND LUNQB. 25 CENTS  HE DID NOT ADVERTISE.  Breathes there a man witli soul so dead,  Who never to himself has said:  'My trade of late is getting bad,  I'll try another ten-inch ad!"  If there be, go mark hiui well,  For him no bank account shall swell,  No angels watch the golden stair,  To welcome home the millionaire.  The man who never asks for trade,  ���������By local line, or'add displayed,  Cares more for rest than worldly gain,  And patronage but gives him pain.   ,  Tread lightly, friends; let no rude sound  Disturb his solitude profound,  Here let him lie in calm repose,  Unsought except by men he owes.  And when he dies, go plant him deep  That nothing may disturb his sleep,  Where no rude clamor may dispel  That quiet that he loved so well.  And that the world may know its loss  Place on a stone a wreath of moss,  And on a stone above "Here lies  A fossil, who did not advertise."  ALEXANDRA HOTEL  OKANOGAN FALLS  This hotel is situated in one  of the most delightful sections of the Okanogan.and  provides ample and pleasant  \\   accommodation for the tourist,   sportsman and farmer.  Information about the district   cheerfully   furnished.  Stage line to Oroville, and  steamer on the lake.  ARN0TT & MNE   ���������������������������"-'     Proprietors  ON PARLE FRANCAIS  MTIOML HOTEL  GREENWOOD, B. C.  The Really Best House  in the Boundary.  Recently Remodelled aud  Strictly Up-to-Date.  Restaurant in connection  ROY & BO YER  PROPS.  ^^vMi^rm^Brc-'uK^r:'  "i  ���������-��������� >*Ti*������'"*"'v-,"I'������i/*.r  w*f'*ta**������������rJ>M������^  te ~* ������. -*.������-'- THE   LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.  ��������� **���������-*������ tj,������jljfni!'j.������t������iin *p_,..*  1    BOUNDARY MIES  Last    week    tho    Greenwood  smelter  treated 9,81 G tons of ore.  Last    week   the   Mother   Lode  mine shipped S,S32 tons of ore.  Last week the Emma mine shipped GfiG tons of ore.  Last week the Granby mine  shipped 24,17G tons of ore.  Tlio, Granby smelter is now  running all of its eight furnaces,  and should be able to treat at least  25,000 tons of oro a week.  W. K. Patterson came in from  Chicago last week, and inspected  the Big Tunnel. When tho snow  disappears work will be resumed,  under the management of Duncan  Mcintosh. The Big Tunnel will  be run a distance of 15,000 feet  which will make it the longest and  biggest mining tunnel  in Canada.  wmiimmmmiwmmsmmsitm.  SI  IS. C. MIME NEWS  Moyie is excited over what appears to be the greatest gold discovery in* this district   since the  70\s.    Louis Hawes, who has been  working for some time with  the  Consolidated    company,   has  discovered a ledge of ore just   across  the lake from the town.    He started  last June to   drive a   tunnel  which a few weeks ago reached  about 40 feet.    At  this  particular  point some ore was   encountered  which went over $600.00 in gold  alone,   besides copper,   silver and  other   metals.    When   this   news  leaked out,   everyone who had a  miner's license went tojjplant their  stakes and get in on the find.  This claim of Mr. Hawes is very  close to where $4,000,000 in gold  was taken out in the '70s, and  within rifle shot of che famous St.  Eugene mine.  That the surface conditions at  the Standard mine at Silverton are  almost identical with the showings  on the west side of Nine Mile  where the American Boy and many  other claims are located, as well as  Glen Mountain, the location of the  Silver Standard and Black Prince  group, is the opinion of George  McBean recently expressed in a  conversation with a number of  Hazelton mining men. ' Before  comiiig to the Hazelton district  McBean was for a number of years  in the Siocan and worked in nearly  all of the well known properties of  that district. While he was not  speaking for publication his remarks are of undoubted interest to  mining people in this district. He  stated that the surface showing at  the Standard at Silverton is mostly  bull quartz containing bunches of  galena and iron pyrites and  that  the high grade oro that has caused  such a stir only commenced to appear below the 300 foot level and  has from such reports as ho has received, steadily improved in size at  depth, with millions in sight.    A  large part of the vein  filling near  the surface is composed of crushed  and broken country rock.    Both  conditions are here also.    The surface showings on   the   American  Boy and Silver Standard  in  this  camp were passed  up for years.  They were all found at least  eight  years ago by a previous generation  of   prospectors   and    it   was  six  months after the Harris brothers  first found ""their showing   before  they took the trouble to break up  the'barren  looking  white quartz  and find ore.    It was the same at  the Silver Standard.    At first it  looked  to be utterly worthless but  being broken up it proved to be  good ore.    So far thore is a   marked, improvement wherever depth  has been   gained on   the  quartz  ledges and tho ore at the bottom of  the shaft at the Silver Standard  proof of it.���������Ouiineca Herald.  greenhorns and tenderfeet staking  claims, and not prospecting for  gold.  A public meeting was held tonight, at which the experts told  the assembled crowd that gold was  not present in paying quantities.  The news was received with outward good naturedness.  MANUFACTURING JEWELER,  The Only Up-to-Date Optical iu p |  C/J|]L|   O f  Department in the Interior. Il LaisOVln. D������l>  CARD OF THANKS  Mr. and Mrs. Dan McLeod  wish to thank their many friends  for the kindness shown to them  during their recent sad bereavement.  is  THE  BUBBLE   EXPLODES  Minitonas, Man., Jan. 2G,���������The  Minitonas gold mining bubble has 175 steamships,  HAS 75 STEAMBOATS  One   of   the   most remarkable  features of the development of the  Canadian    Pacific   Railway   as a  transportation company has been  the rapid extension of its  fleet of  ocean going and lake steamships.  It is not so very long since the  steamships owned by the company  could bo counted on the lingers of  the hands,   but a   recent   census  taken  by  the  Steamship Department discloses the fact that when  the ships at present being built are  added to the ones now in commission the C.P.R. will have a fleet of  If   all   of   these  TENDER FOR QUARANTINE  ACCOMMODATION,  "TENDERS arc invited  for  the_ con-  1 s'truction of a Quarantine Station at  Keremeos, 13 C, the exact! location of  which may he obtained from Wm. Thomson, V.S., of Keremeos, B. C.,from whom  specifications may also be obtained.  Tenders must be addressed to the undersigned, forwarded by registered mail  and marked plainly on the outside covering "Tender for Quarantine Station at  Keremeos, B. C.  Tenders must reach Ottawa not later  than noon on Friday, the ist day of March,  1912, and must be^accompanied by an  accepted elicquc for ten per cent of the  amount of the tender.      *  The lowest or any^tender not necessarily accepted.  Newspapers publishing this advertisement without authority will not bejpaid.  A. Iv. JARVIS,  Assistant Deputy Minister  and Secretary of Agriculture,  Ottawa, January 5, 1912.  E. W. WIDDOWSON, Assayer aud  Chemist, Box 111108, Nelson, B.* C.  Charges:���������Gold, Silver, Lead 6r Copper,  $1 each. Gold-Silver, or Silver-Lead,  $1.50. Prices for other metals: Coal,  Cement, Fireclay analyses on application. The largest custom assay ollice in  British Columbia.  Few Days Neglected Cold  ���������A Life Time of Regret  The fault may be yours if your  child's cold ends with a fatal  illness. v  Your duty,is plain. Use the  most effective remedy at the first  sign of danger. " (,  Mathieu's Syrup of. Tar' and  Cod Liver Oil is known to be  absolutely safe and sure. It  drives the cold away and begins  a tissue making and body building  work that makes other attacks  less probable.    Large bottle 35c.  For snle by all dealers.1  M.itlilen's Nervine Powders should be taken  wlien fevpr nnd pnin iiccntii.iniiv tlie cold.  J. U. Maihleu Co., Props., Shcrbioo'ke, Que. (G)  Distributors for Western Canada  .  Foley Bros,, Larson & Comoany, Inc.  WlnnlBeg, Edmonton.'Vancouver, Saskatoon.  ARGO   TUNNEL  Dr. McTafrgart's tobacco remedy removes  all desire for the weed in a few days. A  vegetable medicine, and only requires touching- tlio tongue with it occasionally.   Price 52.00  apparently burst.    A mining   expert, who arrived here today, after  an    exhaustive    examination    of  samples of sand from the  ridge at  the foot of Duck Mountain,  announced that gold was not present  in paying quantities.    To-night a  thousand  stakes   stand   as tombstones at the graves of as many  blasted and buried hopes.  Hundreds are still arriving here  but the homeward trek has already commenced. Visions of near  millionaires have faded Ointo ether  like the near gold disappeared into  the crops of the Duck Mountain  turkeys. Hundreds will leave  here to-morrow lighter in pocket  but heavier at heart and richer iu  experience.  Minitonas today has assumed  the air of the "49" gold stampede.  Thousands of people thronged the  streets with news of new finds.  Tonight there is nothing left but  the news, and the topic is not a  popular one.  Between 8,000 and 10,000 claims  have been staked. The little white  stakes bear the names of people.,  from every part of the country.  Men clad in mackinaws and buckskins wander about the town. In  one room at the hotel two farmers  occupied a bed, while a doctor,  two bank clerks and a blacksmith  shared the floor, all pleased to have  shelter of any description. Some  people are skeptical about the reports given out by experts, and  still have faith in the camp. Old  miners state that the camp has not  received a fair   trial,   too   many  ^^^^^���������^���������^^^^^^^^^  H   The Cook  | always feels  I cofifidetii of |  I pure and wholesome I  using I  i.   ���������*  steamships were placed end to end  they would stretch a distance of  nearly four miles.  The greatest development of the  C.P.R. fleet has been on  the Pacific Coast where the company has  been   adding   new   boats   at   the  rate of two   each   year.    Of   the  famous   "Princess"    boats   alone  there are now nine operating on  the Pacific Coast and these will be  shortly augmented by two or more  of the same class   of boats,   the  "Princess    Patricia"     and     the  "Princess Sopeia."    The former of  these, is already on  its long trip  round Cape Horn to Victoria while  the latter will leave Britain in a  few weeks on  the same journey.  When these two boats are put into  commission  on  the Pacific Coast  they will bring the number of new  boats added to the Pacific Coast  fleet since 1910   up to five,  the  other three boats being the  "Princess    Adelaide"    aiid    "Princess  Mary" in 1910 and the  "Princess  Alice" in 1911.  But the "Princess Patricia" and  the "Princess Sophia" are not the  only boats being added to the  fleet this year by the C.P.R. Two  more boats are now under construction on the Pacific Coast, itself, one a twelfth "Princess" and  the other a tug. Altogether this  will bring the number of C.P.R.  coast service" ships up to twenty-  five. For the ocean service the  C.P.R. is building in Britain two  monster new "Empress," which  will make six boats operated by  this company between Canada and  Japan and China. These new  "Empress" are to be called the  "Empress of Russia'^ and the  "Empress of Asia," and they will  be the fastest and most luxurious  boats on the Pacific.  Another development of C.P.R.  shipping on the Pacific coast has  been tho adoption of oil for fuel on  these "Princess" boats. It has  been found that the oil not only  makes more efficient fuel, but that  it does away with the smoke and  dirt resulting from the use of coal,  so the railway is rapidly equipping  its boats for oil burning.  With its seventy-five steamships  the C.P.R. carries a staff of 12,000  employees and the amount of coal  burned each day is about 3,000  tons.  HOCKEY  Marvellous results from taking- his remedy  for the liquor habit. Safe and inexpensive  home treatment; no hypodermic injections, no  publicity, no loss of time from business, and a  cure guaranteed.  Address or consult Dr. McTiiffgart, IS Youjre  street, Toronto, Canada.  Day and night shifts are constantly at work on the long  tunnel that, is being driven  by the Argo company, and it  is expected that a large body  of gold and copper ore will  soon be struck. The property adjoins the city, and  tourists and others are always welcome at the workings.  OLA LOFSTAD, President.  BOUNDARY LEAGUE  Last Friday Grand Forks team  brought over a trainload of supporters to help them try and beat  the home boys in a Boundary  league fixture. A good crowd of  Greenwood supporters'Jwere present. The game was not so fast  as previous meetings owing to the  soft ice, but was a good exposition  of the popular winter sport. The  home boys early on got the measure of their opponents and won  easily by 7 to 2.  The Kootenay Monumental  Works, Nelson, B. C, manufacture all sizes and kinds of headstones and monuments.  BRONCHITIS  Mother Lode beat the Smelter in  the Warren cup competition by 1  to 0. As the score indicates there  was very little to choose between  the teams, but on the play Mother  Lode deserved the verdict.  Greenwood play Nelson on Saturday night at Nelson, and go on  to Rossland on Monday to play  Rossland a friendly and then take  part in the carnival where they  are expected to give a good account  of themselves.  The K. P.'s and Oddfellows  meet at tho rink on Friday night  in a game of football. Everybody  turn up and help raise funds for  the hockey boys.  To Whom It May Concern  Bluevale, Ont., May i, 1910���������"I was  sick for two years with chronic bronchitis and'a consequent run-down condition. I received no benefit from doctors or from a trip which I took for  my health, and I had to give up work.  Vinol was recommended, and from the  second bottle I commenced to improve. I gained in weight and strength,  my bronchial trouble disappeared, and  I am at work again.  It is the combined action of the  curative elements of the cods' livers,  aided by the .blood-making and  strength-creating properties of tonic  iron contained in Vinol which makes  it so successful in curing bronchitis.  Vinol is a constitutional remedy for  chronic coughs, colds, bronchitis and  pulmonary troubles���������not a palliative  like cough syrups.  Try Vinol. If you dont think it  helps you, we will return your money.  John L. White, Druggist, Grcenwood.B.C.  i (8<M>*ft������*8i^8B^������0Cl8C08H8������@0*8OC<  i > -  I Get your Razors Honed  9    and your Baths at  Frawley's  Barber . .-���������  Shop, Greenwood,  GREENWOOD and  MIDWAY STAGE  Leaves Greenwood for Spokane  at 7, a. m.,' and for Oroville at 2:30  p. m.      ' Abchie Gillis.  W. F. M.  Greenwood Miners  Union, No. 22, W.  F. M., meets every  Saturday evening in Union Hall, Copper street, Greenwood, at-7.  Also in hall at  Mother Lode mine  Friday evenings at 7.  BERT de WIEL.E, Secty  LYNN CREEK DAIRY  ^  DELIVERED  Toany part of the city or district  OFFICE at Walter G. Kennedy's.  j/mcD0NELL, Proprietor  Boundary League Schedule  Grand Forks at Greenwood, Jan. 1  Greenwood won, 3 to 1  Greenwood at Grand Forks, Jan. 5  Greenwood won, 3 to 1.  Grand Forks at Phoenix, Jan. 10  Phoenix won, 10 to 2.  Phoenix at Grand Forks, Jan. 15  Tie, 1 tol  Phoenix   at Greenwood,  Jan.   19  Greenwood won on protest  Greenwood at  Phoenix,  Jan.  23  Greenwood won on protest  Grand Forks at Greenwood, Jan. 20  Greenwood won, 7 to 2.  Phoenix at Grand Forks, Jan. 29  Greenwood at Phoenix, Feb. 2  Phoenix at Greenwood, Feb. 6  Greenwood at Grand Forks, Feb. 12  Grand Forks at Phoenix, Feb. 16  CITY LEAGUE ���������  The following is the schedule of  City league:  I  I   A Piire$rape Cream ^Tartar |  |^^^ Baking Powder: 1  1!  l,v_H  l& Phosphate  IS  !| Made fron\ Grapes  h  .^���������XNN-SJiNNJNNNNNNNi^  A BOOMERANG  Suffragettes havo some little  sense of humor. In the scuffle on  Tuesday night, says the London  Chronicle, there was a fine lump  of a woman, and near to her a  wizened, decrepit male.  "Don't you wish you were a  man?" said the little man, leer-  ingly to her. And she replied,  "Don't you?"  Mother Lode at Smelter, Dec. 22  Smelter won, 6 to 4.  Greenwood at Mother Lode,Dec.25  Mother Lode won, 2 to 0.  Smelter  at Greenwood,  Jan.  11  Greenwood won, 3 to 6  Mother Lode at Smelter, Jan. 16  Mother Lode at Greenwood, Jan. 30  Greenwood at Smelter, Feb. 15  Smelter at Mother Lode, Feb. 19  Mother LodeafcGreenwood.Feb. 23  Smelter at Greenwood,   Feb. 28  Women make so much fuss  about headgear thataman wonders  how they will take to the unbecoming plain halos when they get to  heaven.  AFTER THE YELLOW  In the north there is much excitement about the new diggings at  Sixty Mile, and already a town  has been started that is named  after Greenwood's leading excitement. A despatch from Dawson  to the White Horse Star says:  "The Stampede to the Sixty mile  country continues and many prospectors who have secured locations  are busy at work sinking holes.  The weather reached 60 below  lately and the cold was a great  help to the miners as it froze to  bedrock, doing away with trouble  from water.  "Several boilers have been taken  to th*e diggings and roadhouses  have been opened every few miles  along the trail. A full fledged  store with a fair stock of supplies  is open and doing business at the  new burg of Ledge City.  "The gold commissioner has  changed the name of the south  fork of Sixtymile, on which the  discovery was made, to Matson  creek, after John Matson who  first prospected it and discovered  gold thereon fourteen years ago.  "Many'* tributaries are being  staked and named after their discoverers, when not found to conflict with other names of creeks in  the territory. The tributaries to  Matson creek which h^ve all been  staked, have been named Borden  (after the premier), Fortier, Mar-  con, Gold Stream, Christmas, Cutting, Angus, Monty, Deedie and  Wiede.  "In all about 400 claims have  been staked and, while few holes  are as yet to bedrock, it really  looks as though the new field will  be a heavy producer.  1 Plumbing ana Tinsmithing I  ������������������*"��������� / -"������������������.*' *^3i  S~       Our complete stock of Plumbing and Tinsmith/   H2  ������������   ing material has arrived and we are now in a position   =3  to do all kinds of job work at greatly reduced prices  in any part of the city ft district.  PHONE  12  McArthur & Clerf 1  HOMER   WAT8GN  Canada's Great Landscape Fainter.  Every great landscape artist is both a poet and.a painter.  Photo_b^Carbon_Stiidlo(jrorojilj^  The imagination,  the intuition, tho interpretation, tho sympathy, tho reverence, the love, kinship  ������������������ Nai        "  exp  poem in paint instead of in print.  and communion with    Mature of the poet, "filtering through the mind of tho artist  find their medium of expression in brush and colors.   Every great painting is a  One feels this strongly in the presence of Homer Watson's paintings, tho put*-*  ting on  effect.   '  pretations,    .,-  _,     -- ���������       ,        ,    , ,    ������  rain-filled sky, the white mill catching the high lights with its background of  foliago, the lone rider bent over his horso plodding along a rain-washed road,  some nolfte monarch forest tree braving the elements, or his interpretations of  any othe/r jnoods of Nature, one always feels the sentiment, tho richness of color,  tho atmcLnhere, the glow, the feeling���������all seem inseparable parts of a single effect.  Tho dai/_V'daub3 of detail characteristic of some painters find no place in Mr.  Watson/j -Vork; it ia ever bold, rugged, broad in treatment, breathing vigor and  vitality/   I  Hoiu'sr Watson was bom in tho little village of Doon, on Grand River, Ont.,  in 1858, /and as a boy at school showed hia natural instinct for art when ho sur-  reptiously drew on his slate an over-vivid pioturo of tho strong and peculiar features of/his teacher/which drew upon him deserved punishment. Ho scorned  to turn .'naturally to landscape work, and his first largo painting "Tho Pioneer  Mill," \_vhich appeared at tho first exhibition of tho Royal Canadian Academy  was nu/rchascd by tho Marquis of Lome, and now hangs in a place of honor in  Windsipr Castle. .     .     ,        .   n   ,'    t  *��������� ' ���������������     /���������. n  Ir. Watson has exhibited at tho Academy in England, tho Now Gallery,  thel Now English Art Club, tho'Glasgow Institute and at International Exposi-  1. and been honored by one-man exhibitions where thirty or more of his paint-  ' . . .��������� it .11* __ ���������     i.-.     -inili.     n-mnmindKnlir     -flirt    KnniTn    f\F  = ��������� I  I ���������'"'  Itik  i HEALS THE LUNGS  > PRICE. 35 CENTS  Watsons: uui, u"*-> h������i������������' **"- ' ������j'j;������������������������*��������� ��������� ��������� - i--���������-��������� -i-~  ffiounlo his name with tho names of Corot, Constable. Dim. Hoascau and Gourba  ������������������a noble band of masters with whom Canada's painter may feci, honored .to bo  flashed,    'j ^'i  to.,;j.cco,i.jn_-t������Ace of th .l'������r:i.mo,lt of Canada, talk, you, 1005, 1/ W.O.U������lc.ttl,oD.P������ta,entor/Dlcu.tur.  i  Wr!,  T"tTl>!r'������.rw������*.*,_, *.���������������_  ?������gn


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