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 ������������������&&/-gyy.  REGINA   WATCHES  ' AT ALT, PRICES  '     ' '       ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEED  '   \      -    A. LOGAN & CO.;.     ��������� ; V . ���������  WATCHMAKERS    ; .    AND   '       '       'JEWELERS  %.    Wp TO RI A>   ,J^,'.' ���������' ��������� *1i>''-At^^/Vi.*'^'V'"-*V'' A-i-*^  '' ���������������. "j ,Vjif J  -    Li-j.jJ.'/  ,  Dr. Lillie's Catamte Care Powder  DiiiiwrU,        '   '  "VVSITIi]   BaCS,    '  "\    Opticians  Vol XIII.  GREENWOOD, B. C, THURSDAY,.JANUARY 10,,1907.  ~f������<^  .No. 27,;  A  Conservatives!. Eholt will give a  small majority to Warren with  Dynes second and Naden,practically oni'of it. The vote at Greenwood, Anaconda and the Mother  Lode will be between Warren and  Dynes for first place, with Naden  about fifty short of cither of them,  As,this paper said last week, the  Liberal candidate is almost sure of  third place. Ir. fact many'of the  Liberals in the. city concede the  d"fent of Mr. Naden, and are going to support either "Warren or  Dynes in accordance with their  personal sympathies.  The Liberal candidate returned  Sunday from atrip west as far as  Canyon city, on the Kettle river,  holding a  meeting at Hock creek  1      Political Pointers      ri  The iirst political meeting of die  campaign held in  Greenwood took  place on Wednesday evening.    The  meeting was -called in the inlen'sts  of Edgar W. Dynes. Socialist candidate.    The Auditorium was comfortably  Oiled, a large  number of  ladies being present.    Frank Steele  occupied  the   chair   aud   made a  short introductory   speech  outlining thc aims of Greenwood   Local.  Edgar   W.   Dynes   was   the   firs!  speaker, and  took  about an hour  in   outlining his   platform.     The,  greater part of the time was devoted to the  diseased  meat question  which came up in   the house "last  session.    Mr.   Dynes   placed   the  blame for this on  the  old   parties  and  claimed that under Socialism  an   investigation   would   at   once  have been held.    If the facts were  as stated,  Mr.   Dynes   alone is to  blamejfor the guilty parties not having been punished.    All he had to  do was to lay an  iforuia1 ion before  n justice of thc pea'e, charging the  parties with selling  dit-cised meat,  and  an   investigation   would have  been held, aud  puni.-bmenc  meted  out to the guilty peisou or person-.  That would have bceii'thc practical  way.    Out.side of 'the di.-eu^r-ion'of  this grievance, the   speech was an  able one and  well   deliveied,  the  speaker outlining his ennrse in the  legislature   along   S'lci.ilisiic   line-  should he heeiecttd.     II1^ i< mark-  '"were' well ten ived  "Mr/'N-uK-i.-'w i-   i!r~ ,".11.^1 .Vr  and spoke ahuiu len   mi.iud'.s. -������������������' i1-  ing that he would ,w ,. ftitun' dingo more fully into tin- 1.���������-ue.- heton-;  the   elector.-,, but   did   not   wi-n to  take up the tiim'ni l!n- paid -dvoi-  tongued   orator   from   the   Unit" I  States   who   ivas pte.sent to c >nlri-  bute  to the   plea.-ttre of  the   aud  ience. Uefore .sitting down there  was a little cro-Miro between Mr.  Naden and a person in the back  part of the hall over Cromwell. As  Oliver has been dead forjsomo centuries the question of how many  widows he made in Ireland did not  appeal to fhe audience,, and the  chairman suppressed the person tit  the back of the hall and Mr. Naden  sat down.  E G. Warren, the Conservative  candidste, was then called up.m  and was enthusiastically received.  lie spoke briefly, getting in a neat  dig at Mr. Naden and paid talkers,  by referring to Duncan Hoss,'M.I\,  who had come till the way from  Ottawa to afford the people of  British Columbia the plea-ure of  listening to him. He promised to  go fully into the 'issues at a meeting which he would hold-on the  18th inst.  Benj. F. Wijson, lie of the silver  tongue, then took the i-tand and  declaimed.* As Mr. Wilson is a  professional talker and-is paid by  the hour for talking it is not necessary to even give a summary of his  remarks here.  Saturday evening. The meeting  was ,-iddivssed by Smith Curtis and  the Liberal candidate. There  were about a dozen present, mo.-t  of whom arc voters iu ihe Siuiilka-  nu'en disci ict. . The Conservative  candidate was not represented.  Duiiu.ui R'.ss arrived in the city  from Ottawa Monday, and Tuesday -oine of the .south end salo-nis  reported a phenomenal increase in  business. Duncan's ad/eni may  not have 'been- responsible for the  increased circulation of currency,  but either the mayor or chief of  poiice is in a position to give more  di finite iiitnriiiatii/ii than the edi-  ,ui- ol Mil- p ipi:i.  lie iiiuoud, K. L. C 11 ter-Cettoii s  i* .11-l:tiiei.i'\, i.- urn .-lion of m;i-  tcii.il inr leglsl.uive honoi.s. Only  five eandid-iten ' are running, Lili-  ot.tl, Conservative, Iiidepi'tideut.  Socialist' and luili'peiident Con-  scvalive; The other elector in  that con.-tit-iieney should be independent! for life.  has fostered anil built tip the industries of the province established  an abiding sense of faith in our  future, and relieved us from bankruptcy and created a confidence  in. the minds of capitalists and investors from the beneficial effects  of which we are now profiting.���������  Canadian.  Premier McBride will contest  Victoria city as well as Dewdney.  The other Conservatives placed in  nomination in that city are H. B.  Thompson,H. F. W. Behnsoti and  alderman Fred Davie. The Con  servative ticket has a fighting  chance in the Capital city.  The Liberals do not appear to  have yet tumbled to the fact that  they ��������� are hopelessly- beaten in  Greenwood riding.  W.'W. B. Mclnnes will .have  "also run" in Vancouver when the  rettrns are in. ',  achievement, but by universal consent tho finance minister is entitled  to a special meed of praise. There  is a time-honoured warning for the  man of whom all men speak well,  and if Mr. Tatlow were not the  most modest of men it might  have some application to  him in view of the fact that even  the Opposition organs-agree that  he is an excellent minister. In the  face of this testimony, to say nothing of the highest opinion of his  colleagues it is difficult to see how  the province could fail to suffer by  his removal from Cabinet rank.���������  The Weck\  Dill pickles at the Kussell-Law-  Caul field Co. store.  Duncan 'Ross left yesterday  morning for Grand Forks, to endeavor to make a compromise by  dropping a Liberal in one constituency aud a Conservative in the  other. We are not compromising  in Greenwood riding.  Mr. Dynes' opening meeting was  to have been held at Boundary  Falls Tuesday evening, but owing  to the no'n arrival of Benj. F. Wilson, who is to speak at his meetings   during   the campaign it was  During tho week considerable  work has been done by E. G.  Warren, the Conservative candidate, and the Greenwood committee, completing the organization and making a personal canvas.  The results of the AVork done so  far have been very satisfactory and  there is now no doubt that in  Greenwood Mr. AVarnen will have  a substantial majority over the  liberal"candidate. At Boundary  Falls tho Liberal candidate will not  poll raoro than ten yqtes, the other  thirty odd will bo pretty pvenly  divided between the Conservative  and Socialist candidates. West of  Boundary Falls tho Liberals will  have a majority of three over the  postponed.  Mr. Warren held a meeting at  the Mother Lode Monday evening  and had a short folk with about  thirty electors. Short spceches  were made l-y the candidate and  Mr. Sutherland and were favorably  received.       _____   ���������  The latest is that John Houston  will run in Yinir as an independent, and will laud in the political  sump.  Now that the time for action  has arrived it behooves every voter  to be ready to do bis duty to himself and his country, lie should  not bo misled by the slanders of  political aspirants for power, and  place ngains.t those whose positions  they are'-,seeking.'    , '  Every man should strip from  the language of party warfare the.  misstatements and fallacies it contains, ��������� and vote as conscience dictates. In no period in tho history  of our province havo nioi'o desper-  ato means been devised to attain  power than aro now being made  use of by the opposition, To catch  the vote, to blind the eyes of the  voter, they distort factn, falsify the  records and try to blacken ihe  character of their opponents. They  havo no great principle of public  policy to'.HtjbHjitufe for that which  From Deficit to Surplus  When  the  Hon.   R.  G. Tatlow  delivered his first budget speech on  March 28th,  1905.  he pointed out  that   for  a   period of,twelve years  the  finances  of  the  province had  been   falling  into  arnars  at  the.  average rate   of ������750,000   per annum.      For the financial year pro-  ceding  the  advent ofthe Mi-Bride  administration   tlu: d'Tieit reached  the  cn.irmou.-  .-ntn of 81.510.00').  He slated further that at chat (lite  the  excess   ol'   current    liabilities  over all  current; assets was S820,-  129.     On   Ma.eh 3rd, 1900,'. completing   the second full year of hi-  uunnciid   'ontrol,  Mr. Tatlow wan  ablo.ti'   announce   a   surplus   of  S'-'GS.-Oa.     lie' d'id not'atfemp't to  take    cr-dit     to   himself    or    the  government to   which   he belonged  for  ttiio phenomenal   change, but  wisely and.safely left tho inference  to   the   intelligent   and fair judgment   of   the   electors.      He did.  however,   point out that the excess  of  revenue  was due to the growth  aiid_   improved    condition  of our  industries,   and  to the natural expansion  of  receipts through gratifying provincial development.   He  might have added  to the already  over bearing debt of the province  by further mortgaging its splendid  natural resources,   but he had the  courage  to adopt what was at the  moment an  unpopular course, but  one  which was based upon correct  business principles, practically the  ''cutting of one's coat according to  the cloth"; in other words increasing taxation iu order to pay operating expenses.   It is not too much  to say that those who were loudest  in   their, denunciations of this policy  when  it was announced have  long ceased to criticise,  and are,  today amongst the most loyal sup-  po'ters of the government.    The  end has amply justified the means  Tho    finance    minister   had   the  provision to recognize that if ho  was giving hostages to  Fortune,  they would   bo   redeemed   at an  early   date.      Ho  rightly judged  thai  tho province  was on the eve  ofj wide-spread  development, and  of an era of prosperity with tho advent  of   which  taxpayers  would  speedily forget the   extra impost  they had carried to insure the winning of the race.     Tho result is  that instead of having to face the  electors   today   with   a   depleted  treasury and  an  augmented pro  Eagles Install  Monday evening the officers of  the local aerie, Fraternal Order of  Eagles, .were installed by District  Deputy J. W. Wilson as follows:  J. J. Feeney, president; W.  Frawley, vice president; J. McPhee,  chaplain; R, C. G. White, past  president; F. B. Holmes.seeretary;  Jas. McCreath, treasurer; Geo.  Thompson, I. G.; Paul Meacham,  O. G.; A. Sater, Geo. Evans and  J. W  Wilson, trustees'.  After lodge business was completed an excellent lunch was  served by .Mrs. J. WY Ne.l-on, of  the Pioneer hotel, and an hour en-  joynbly spent with music, singing  and speech making. In the past  year th^ order has made substantial progress in Greenwood, and  prospects are bright for. the present  ve.ir.  .outside cover  bis initials, ,'H. R.  S."    The presentation  was made  by E.   A. Uain, who stated that it  was the. intention of the donors to  have Diesentcd it at   Xinas,  but  that   unavoidable   delay   had   occurred in receiving it from the east  .where   it   was   purchased.     Mr.  Stevenson  in accepting  the watch  thanked   them  for this expression  of regard,  and  assured them that  he  would  always look upon it as  one of his most valuad possessions..  After  the presentation those pros-;  ent proceeded to enjoy to the fullest   extent the pleasures   of the  smoker.���������Midway Star.  rr\<W}r<^\  ~a\1  ocal Interest'  'I/V ' -  rfStfsJSES's assESsssfisasisw sssss  We have just received a car of  Quaker canned goods. Every can  guaranteed. The Russell-La w-  Caulfield Co.  "W. E. and Mrs. Hodges, of Vancouver, arrived in the city this  week. Mr. Hodges is making his  annual audit of the citv acccoiUtls.  Odd Fe.lows Iastall  Tuesday, .evening ��������� last the, of?  fleers of Boundary Valley lotlge,  No. 38, I.O.O.F., were installed  by Marcus Martin of Phoenix, D.  D. G. M., assisted by G. Chafell.  G.V.G.; Thus. Johnson, grand  m.ir.shall;-Walter Cook, grand secretary, aud Walter Morrison, grand  treasurer. Afler the installation  supper was served in the banquet-  ting room and an enjoyable evening spent in music, songs and  speeches by incoming officers and  visitors. Following are officers  installed:  Ji H. Mortimer, N. G.;A. E.  Braithwaite. V.G.; D. M.-Glashan,  J. P. G.; E. Anderson, R. S.: G.  B. Taylor, P. G, F. S., (reelected); George R. Naden, P. G.,  treas. (re-elected): F. Spearing,  W.; C. Phillips, C.'; W. Elson, R.  S.N.G.; J.G.McDermid, L.S.N.G.;  S. Belt, R.S. V. G.; Sid Storer, L.  S. V. G.: B. Foyle-Smith. organist; J. W. Ellis, I. G.; T. M. Gul-  ley, O. G.     ���������  Call up phone L'5, tell us your  wants and we will do the reet.  The Russell-l.aw-Caulfield Co.  Sawmill'Men in Trouble.  * Sawmill - men in the Chesaw  country seem to be having their  troubles with the government as  well as other sections. List week  H. J. Richter of that place was  arrested and brought before L'nitcd  States Commissioner Cresson for  cutting $200 worth of timber on  government land. The defendant  waived thc examination and was  put under SI,000 bonds for his appearance in ' Spokane before the  district court. Thc bond was  easily furnished and Mr. Ritcher  is now back at the mill turning  out much needed lumber for the  settlers. The Chesaw News says  of the case in its last issue:  "The town was thrown into-i  state of excitement this, week by  the arrival of United States Mai-  shal Davenpeck from Spokane, and  the arrest Thursday morning of H.  J. Ritcher, the well known rancher  and sawmill man who resides aud  operates a mill a few miles south  of Chesaw.  "Developments revealed the fict  that the arrest was made upon  complaint of District Attorney  Lind?ey, of Spokane, which complaint alleges that the tie fen lant.  during the month of February,  190G, cut and removed timber from |  government land near his mill to  tho value of S200. An investigation was brought some months ago  and has since been in the hands of  U. S. Timber Inspector L-.-ach who  has been in town for several  days,  Dr. Mathison,- dentist,' Naden-  Flood block.  It.. P. Williams, 'of Rossland, is  in the city on business.  Have you tried  a sack of Purity  flour.    -Sold  by  the Russell-Law  Ca'ulfiield Co.  Ask for New .England bread  made only by tho Greenwood Bik-  ery, Copper street.  Jos. A. Devlin came down from  Westbridge, this week and is stopping at the Imperial. ,  ���������  Remember 'the K. of P. ball,in  Midway Friday evening. Tickets  SI.50.    Best of music.  I. A. Dinsmore, provincial officer at Giaud Forks was iu the  city Tuesday on official business.  Ted Mueller, manager of the  Crescent mine, left Tuesday la������t  on a three months visit to Chicago.  For sale���������F.irniture for four  rooms. Good condition. > Apply  Mrs. Phil McDonald, Long Lake  street.  Kenneth McKenzie, chief of police,   left (today  for  Nelson with a  three    mouths'  Lemon.  Diaries for 11)07���������Full lino .ol  pocket and office diaries for sale'at  Coles & Fiith. '  ' '���������- .'.''  The "Blue Label Double Countered,Fuse"  is-.tbe only  kind'OH;,'  market  that will not stiffen mp in  cold   weather.     Its manufacturers,,  have bad seventy years experience.. ,  W. G. Gaunce returned this  week   from a.visit to coast points.  Spencer Benerman  cf Midway,   '���������  was in qlie city Tuesday.  E. A. Black, Phoenix, sells the  bear, in jewels, diamonds, watches  aud clocks. Remember this when  you go up the hill.  Hugh McXee came down from  Canyon  City Sunday and returned-  Tuesday.     He  has  a contract for  taking out a million ieetj������f timber  this winter. ' l  Owing to the illness of R.  T���������  Lo'wery the editorial paragraphs in  this issue of The Leijgk are not ae  numerous and as  breezy as usual.  It is hoped the editor will ��������� he at  himself again in a couple of weeks.  Knight & Stone ha-ve  taken a  ucst    for   Bobic'ontl'aet: -irom  the Dominion Cop-  j per  company to  do  2,000  feet of  The local aeiie of Eagles xvm "Hamond drilling on the sunset and  hold their annual ball on the. even-1 Orowu Silver in Dead wood Camp,  ing of February 1-1, Sb. Valcn-|!UU! ^ui^-ed operation* iii*  tine's day. .       'wcek-       '  The tunnel of thc E. P. U. is in |    Ale^' Rol'i������sou has purchased a  290 feet.     It is>\-pected the veiii ,hillf. 5lllercs|!   in   the   Boundary  will  be struck  at  about 500 feet  from the portal.  A social dance uilTbe given in  the school house, Deadwobd, Friday. Jan. IStli. Proceeds in aid of  school.    Tickets SI.00.  Al Morrisson leaves tomorrow  for Limespur, Montana, where he  bus accepted a positiou with a  large cement company.  Norman Mcl.eod will arrive  from Butte, Mont., this week ro  take his old position with the  Greenwood Waterworks Co.  Creek Times' lease, and has assumed editorial control. The  Lsdge offers the .usual- fraternal - -  greeting of roast and be roasted.  The Times will continue to support the Liberal party, right or  wrong.  The Wallace Mountain Mining  company's properties near Beaver-  dell are showing up well under development.    Eight  men are work-  i ing and the shaft is down 100 feet,  jail limbered  ready  for   thc  hoist  j which   will   shortly   be installed.  (Levels  havo  been  run  at 50 and  The  local   K. of P. installatson IJ00   feet   and   pay , ore  has been  will   be   held   Wednesday evciiiti"-'  next    Owing to other engagements  I\.   C.   B. FriHi. D. D. G. C, was    . .  11    .     i . , .      ''ink  this seasou   was  nlaved last  unable  to   be present last evening t   . ,.,   , .,      .  .    ^iyc" ������������������������������  ���������to instal the officers.  The, closest game at the curling  , night between the rinks skipped by  The  only business transacted at  the.  of    the  city   license I  ! K. C. B. Frith and Wm. G. Mc-  Mynn. Neither laid more than  one stone at an end and at the end  Curling:  Tho contests ?.o far for the Warren cup resulted as follows:  cominis.-Miiers held   Monday was a '   c -..������������������   ������������������,i, ., ,     , -    _���������  .   , .   , -      ,      of   ten   ends the s< ore stood o���������������.,  l transler  ot  the Victoria bote   ic-1 a ���������n,un��������� ���������,���������i ,       ,      , ������r  .        ,, ,_   ��������� .Another end was played and Mo-  rnmnilmr������   darn   etc     touching   on   0IISC ''"oiii O. botfc Galloway to Os-1-vr    i  :,i   ��������� ...  (.uuipuint,   u.uii, Lio.,   luiiv-iiio,;,   on j       ^o    jiylm   ]au|   on(} Stone   wmumcr by  the case in behalf of thc govern-  car Johnson and Swan J. Carlson. I ou"e.eightli of an iuch.  nient. I     J.   Peck  MacSwain is said to be      ->r   i    t-i   ir  n  . rnt ii   -i   f      t ��������� i    .i     i-,       i -Mark   v.   .Madden, president of  '���������The case was  called   for  two'moving towards  the Coundary to  .,     T,     ., ,,.  .  , ,    ,  ���������i,       , ,,,,.     i f     i    . I     ii   I ���������        .   t   '..i    /. *,-      tlie li'ovKlenee  Mining company,  o clock Thursday.    The delendanl ' poll   his   vote for the Conservative  ���������   ...      ... .       v  .    , ... , '���������       ,., . Tr ,    t  , lis in the city, having come here to  waived    examination     and    gave canilidate,      J[e    was-last  heard,   .       , ., ,  i      i   .. if        i.i     -ir  t. !r ,   ir    ��������� i ... .,,     attend the annual general njeetiiic  bonds to appear  before   the U. S.   from  at  Movie,   and then said he. **  [district]   court,   which   will  con-! could   bo depended   upon to come  vincial debt, the finance minister  will shortly be able to announce to  the country a surplus exceeding  8500,000 for the last financial year,  a reduction of the provincial debt,  a vastly increased contribution to  much needed public works in now  districts of tho province and probably what will bu more .appreciated  than all, a moderate reduction in  taxation, The whole administration. sliO/ics in  the honour pf this  won , LOST  Russell McCutchcon  Gordon Russell .  Bunting Johnson  Mathison Bunting!  Dill                           ;  Findlay  Dill Mathison  Mci'utcheon Gordon  Frith Gordon  McMynn Johnson  Ma'Mynn Frith  Fiudlay Russell  A  very  pleasant affair came off  last  night at Ed Melville's barber  shop.     It was a smoker and presentation.      The   many   friends of  Howard   R.  Stevenson, the gonial"  agent   at the C. P. K. station, desired  to  present him with a token  of their esteem, and this took the  shape  of   a' beautiful   gold elgin  wnteh.      On   the inner cover was  engraved   "Presented'   to   H.    R.  Stevenson   by his Midway friends,  Dec.   22,   '00,''   and on (he front  vene in Spokane next, April.  "Mr. Kiehter's Mill continues  run, to however. Being on private  territory it is out of the jurisdiction of the government officials and  will   be   reached   before   the case  comes before the court."  here and vote right.  Nominations  of the company, at which a proposition will be submitted, to increase  \ the capitalizition one ami three-  will be held Mon-lqn.u.tor  niilllions.    The Boundary  day   next   in the city hall, and ol-district hitherto has been compara-  ections  a  weik   from ���������today,   the; liv,ly  frP��������� frnm whilt ;8 knovvn as  wil. not be affected by the present !'   ^-^^ To  increase   the  coninlicitions ! ��������� .���������        ,lku" ,u  clv,������a,Ws- stock of the company seven times,  ^wakening beloic. Monday. cannot becoiisiilered  anything but  j    The-weather  for  tho past four  [days :has been the coldest for Ihe  Doctor���������What?    Troubled with j past six year.-.    Sunday, 20 bt low  sleeplessness?., Eat something before going to bed.     '  Patient���������Why, doctor, you once  told me never to eat before going  to bed. ������������������������������������';...  Doctor (with dignity)���������Pooh,  pooh! That was last January*  Science bus made enormous strides  since then,���������Tit Bit.-*.  .  zero, Monday 19, Tuesday 29 and  Wednesday 28. This'is sufficiently  cold to sat iffy even the-'wood deal-'  ers. and he men.    The former are \\i(i  a wildcat, stockjobbing scheme.  This} week Isaac Best,. A. C.  Truax, J. B. Willard, and W. II.  Du rhaui of Tekoa, W'ash., via ted  Greenwood. All are shareholders  in the Bay. and came here to see  aking. all  the money and the lat  ter   are cutting a whole lot of ice.  Tuesday a small break occurred  in the settler at the B. C. Copper  company's smelter, causing a general stampede by those in the immediate .vicinity.    The, hot metal  Tt would be well   to look at our  nice .steam-heated rooms before lo-; ���������   ,  . ������ ��������� ,   ,  ,      ,         r���������        ,     ... 'ran  out   and  of course   exploded  eating elsewhere.  Clarendon hotel. '    .      . . /,. ,   , . ���������            ��������� | when it came in . contact with the  When  you want amonument or I cold earth.; The lining of one of  headstone,   write  to the Kootenay ! the converters  fell in, caused it in  mine and attend  the annual  Marble Work", Nelson, B. C.  ! raid by the cold weather.  of the company. So  pleased were they with the pro) -  erty that a motion was made a cl  carried at the meeting, that original  .shareholdcis should bo given first  opportunity to purchase issue of  of treasury stock. Exceptionally  rich ore is being taken out of tho  Hay. J ii every piece of ore picked  out of tho dump free gold wait  found. Tho gentlemen left /or  /.home Wednesday morning.  '-a  *M*Uk  , n ',    .   'I,      ., , -, ������������������������������������>.  ^rccnlv^Sri). cCjaiV 10, 1001  THE GREENWOOD LEDGE;  Our j annual stock-taking sale  is now on. For the next two  weeks we will place on sale our .j  complete stock of winter goods,  for men, women and children,  at greatly reduced prices. This  is an opportunity of purchasing  seasonable goods at discounts  varying from 20 to GO per cent.  Don't fail to take advantage of it  RENDELL  & CO.  THE LEDGE  is published every Thursday'sit Greenwood,, B C , and the price is $: a year,  postage free to all parts of Canada, United  -States, .Mexico unci Great Britain. To  ^ther countries it is sent postpaid for  .;*->.5o a year. Address all letters to The  J.edge, Oreeiiwoud, B. C.  R. T. LOWERY,        j  EDITOR   AND   FINANCIER.  dJREIJXWOOU, B.   C, JA.V.   10,  1907.  when the returns were all in the  Liberals were just the sweepings.  Now he will be satisfied if the Lib  erals carry six out of the nine  seats in Yale-Cariboo. Modest,  modest, prophetic Duncan ! Here  is just how the prophetic fire appears to have worked on him, as  reported in the Nelson Daily News:  "Reports from Yale-Cariboo,"  he continued, "are very encouraging. It includes eight provincial  constituencies with nine members.  Cariboo having two representatives.  We are sure of six and may pos-  sibly do better. George It. Naden  is a sure winner in Greenwood;  Smith Curtis will carry the Si-  milkameen and with a candidate  like K. G. Mrcdonald and a new  vote of nearly 1000 in tin Okan-  agan, Price Ellison is doomed to  Tiii; Conservative candidate held'defeat. Stuart Hmderson will  his first public meeting at the j again carry Yale and the two Cari-  Mother Lode Monday night and i boos are safe. Lillooet and Kam-  wis well received.      " | loops are   good lighting grounds;  Grand Forkt could be carried were  a      strong   candidate   nominated  <2"Lo3lMr^yD  Tun little red Mask is doing  .some work in the outlying districts.  The Socialist candidate opened  jiis campaign at Boundary Falls  Tuesday evening.  Tin: Conservative candidate, E.  <G. Warren, is meeting with exceptional success. Indications  point to a fair majority over the  .Liberal candidate.  there.  nis many friends in the district-  will be pleased to hear of J. R.  Brown's appointment to the position of county court judge. His  Honor Judge Brown is now out of  politics.  A DANGEROUS SITUATION  The    announcement    that   the  Laurier government is considering  the advisability of appointing Governor  Mclnnis,   of the Yukon, to  the position of leader of the Opposition  in  British Columbia for the  I purposes of the impending general  'election  in that province is highly  Yale-Cariboo j sl-gnifi(,oni.j        jt   emphasizes    the  Tuk member for  Arrived in the city Monday after-1 c]~se connect.j0n that has been es  jioon, and will enter into the cam- j tablishi^d between the Ottawa min-  paignwith a vigor of which hejisters and tne provincial Liberal  iiloue is capable. Every doubtful j partieg. pAll over'theJDominion  voter in the district should receive j the Feihrnl men now exercise sway  ihe promise of a federal appoint- jin ]0Cal concerns   They appoint the  jnent within a week.  T������u:: people of Canada are paying  fhincan Jloss S2o00 dollars a year  fro attend to his parliamentary  *luti������s in Ottawa; not to pose n the  Hume hotel, Nelson and prophesy  jon election returns. Duncan, you  .-are not engaged as a prophet, but  As a legislator. Pat Welch should  lie able to attend to his own iuter-  xftts in Greenwood riding.  .The return of W. W. B. Mc-  Jnnes to politics in this province  ynakes $i������tth Curtis an impossibility as a candidate either in the  iSiinilkawaen or any other riding.  ,M>. Curtis is on record concerning  "Melnnes in so complete a manner  -that '.he would stultify himself by  assenting to tho admission of Mc-  fnnes fiven Into party caucus,  jnuoh less a lieutenancy with the  leadership only one step forward.  ���������Iledlty Gazette.  Thjj attention of the chief of police is directed to the fact that the  nonrpivodneers in this i irj' are out  of all proportion to the producers.  The tin-horns and cadets are becoming innoli too numerous for the  well-being of the community. Perhaps these ''gentlemen" are taking  Advantage of the fact that the  mayor is engaged in apolitical  campaign and unable to attend to  the duties of his office, If so, the  Hn'ef should get busy. There is  room in the police cells for a dozen  niore ''tamers," and, it is to be  hoped,the hlue papers havo not run  /abort. _   TnB mantlo of prophecy has  /igain descended upon the member  (or Put welch. Three years ago he  prophesied n sweeping victory for  ()>!> Ljbor.aJ.fl }n thjs province, and  provincial leaders, and see to it  that these meu are persons who  can be trusted to obey Ottawa instructions to employ the local election machinery in Dominion contests.  Sir  Wilfred  Laurier names the  dize it with the lands ol the province; nor can it confer wealth upon  its Ottawa coteries, owing to the  circumstance that the public domain is under provincial management, ^rljor these reasons an administration controllable by Ottawa is desired by Sir Wilfred and  his fellow politicians, aud Mr.  Melnnes is proposed as the official  who would bj most likely to carry  tho province with Federal aid, and  to make tho government of Biitish  Columbia a species of Ottawa protectorate, doing what the Ottawa  politicians desire, aud applying its  election machinery to the promotion of Ottawa interests.  This question of the solidity of  the Ottawa and provincial governments is one of the most serious  confronting the Dominion. In  early days the Liberal party took  the ground and there should be no  connection between the Federal  and local powers. In later days,  under the present leader and bis  group of grafters, the policy is altered, and there is on foot .a project  to make the Ottawa government a  sort of central power controlling  all the provincial administrations,  and requiring from them the support necessary to the continuance  of the Ottawa men in office regardless of the desires of thc people.  The situation before us is a gigantic  conspiracy���������a sort of trust���������devised for the purpose of suppressing  public opinion, and of protecting  the policy of graft and. shefc which  now prevails at the Federal capital.���������Mail-Empire.  by the intense cold, and the men  had made an agreement that if  either of them died before relief arrived ho should be watched over by  the survivor until the party returned.  When ym want a monument or  headstone, write to the Kootenay  Marble Works, Nelson, B. C.       *  I OOHTRAGTOe  !U!LD  Dealer in =  Windows, Doors, 1  Turned Work and J  Inside Finish. I  ON THE WAY WEST  Premier of Quebec.     Mr. Parent  was his first nominee.    This man ! ish Columbia legislature could be  All sorts of political rumors,  probable and improbable, will no  doubt be current during the next  two weeks, and indeed the reap-  pearanae of Mr. W. W. B. Melnnes as a candidate, for provincial  honors- justifies the publie in look-  ing for other surprises. We doulit,  however, the likelihood of Mr.  Duncan Ross resigniniug his seat  in the Dominion house to enter the  local arena as has been reported.  We doubt it for two reasons. The.  doubt is that Mr. Ross is cunning  enough to appreciate a good thing  when he has it and is understood  to have laid particularly to heart,  in his early youth, the moral  taught iu the story of the dog who  lost the bone he was carrying by  snatching at the image of it which  he saw reflected in the waters of a  brook. The second is that the  Liberal leaders at Ottawa, if they  have parted with all political honesty, have not parted with all political intelligence. Of what service  Mr. Ross, as a member of the Brit-  PHONi-  %.:!l!ll:llllllll.!llllll!llli:illlllllll:illllllil  R  65  was accused of gross wrong doing  by Senators Legris and Choquette,  and as a consequence he was  transferred. He is now commissioner for the construction ofthe  governmeut end of the Grand  Trunk Pacific at $10,000 a year,  and a Mr. Gouin, another valet of  Sir Wilfred's, has.been appoirted  to his place. The three Maritime  Province premiers are the representatives of the Ottawa government, .and the two men appointed  in Saskatchewan and Alberta received their positions solely as the  reward for obedience in the matter of tho constitution granted in  1905. Tho Ottawa government  has now no control in British Columbia hcessree Mr. McBride is an  Independent man, owing no al-.  legiauce to the evil groups at the  Federal capital. But the ministers would like to dominate the Pacific province for several reasons.  In the first place, with a friendly  administration in office tLe election  cheating can he carried on with  freedom. There can be no such  tnpleasant exposure as that which  has taken place in Ontario under  anon-compliant ministry. Jn the  second place, a government which  ia well iu hand can be depended  upon to sacrifice provincial interests for Federal purposes. Finally.  the Grand Trunk Pacific is pas-sin  to tho provincial Liberal party or  to the ruling influences at the federal capital,  it is difficult to perceive.    He is indeed a useful man,  as the agent of this or that corporation,   in  his capacity as a member  of parliament, but that service does  not demand ability or knowledge.  A.11 that the agent is required to do  is to obey instructions.    His thinking, and even  his talking, exc-pt  of the briefest and most formal nature, is done for him.    As a statesman  of this description Mr.   Rossis a glittering sik cess.    He is per-'  haps without a peer.    He is a second edition of W. A. Galliher,with  Mr. Galliher's ability left out, and  we have had abundant illustrations  during six sessions of the liouse of  Commons of the extent to winVh  Mr,   Galliher will go in justifying  the good  opinion  in   which he is  held by the corporations.    Beside-  fathering   bills  for   railways  Mr.  Ross has done nothing as a member of the federal  parliament except earn,  in  common  with   Mr.  Galirher,     the  fitly   of   Hooligan'  which   was   conferred  upon these  two British Columbia  representatives by  the   discerning Toronto  press.    As the opportunities which  the provincial legislature offers for  Mr. Ross' particular description of  statesmanship while they arc i.ofc  entirely absent,  are comparatively  Maedonald or Melnnes would do  with him if they had him. That  the Hooligans are now traveling  west with the man of destiny from  Dawson may, therefore, be the  purest coincidence and entirely devoid of any political significance.  It must -be remembered, however, that there are more influences  behind the Liberal campaign in  British Columbia than the government at,Ottawa, and that while the  federal administration nny quite  properly estimate Mr. Ross' political worth at zero his value regarded  from another standpoint, may not  be such a minus quantity. The  control which the federal authori-  fies desire to exercise at the present juncture in this province is mi- I  doubtedly in favor of the Grand  Trunk Pacific railway, which has  apparently not been  treated by thejg  MeI'rido government with that de-ij _  lerence which it regard, as its due. j������  $HIi\(rLES. BRICK,-ETC.  |  The Grand   Trunk  Pacific wanted jj ___..__^^, j  many things from British Columbia if MANITOBA |  at tin; time "Sir Wilfred L-<,urierji njnnA CiK-a t>i������.ctpr I  pledged tl,e.ereditofCanadafofur-!| '������00(1 ���������^ ^SKl I  nish its promoters wil.h'funds for  its construction. Mr. Morse came  out here to receive tho tribute do-  lnatnanded, and was grieved that  it was denied him. Nor could all  the threats and bluster of the railway corporation prevail on the provincial cabinet to offer any special  inducements to a- road which had  already been so liberally subsidized  and which bad to build to the  coast in any event. Since that"  time the Laurier-Hays mrrger has  been resolved on a, change of administration in British Columbia,  and in selecting suitable agents to  carry out, their intentions ifc is not  improbable that Mr. Ross has been  given a commission by (lie railway  company, while , .Mr. Melnnes'  qualifications in the political field  recommended him to the attention  of the politicians. Ii may thus be  that Mr. Ros-s has determined to  relinquish his ambition in the  broader field of Dominion statesmanship to play a silent partiu the  struggle between . the new Ir.ins-  eontinental line and flic people of  British Columbia. ��������� Province.  ������������i������*M-������-^r^a*������i*v������er>ij^.'������irir--ria������"Oi������i������cw*.>������r3i/,'wii������irt-*  ROBINSON  Is the only shoemaker in  America who obtained a  medal at the Paris Exposition in 1S78 for making the  Iiest shoes. Boots nude to  order; Repairing neatly  executed.  COPPER  STREET,  C9EEHW000  11 i-mwo*-.crii rfticturK<rrjciii.m>r.'-Av ������1  DR   MILLOY  DENTIST.  G7  HASTINGS EAST  VANCOUVER  ,<������?v  BANK OF BRITISH  y  ���������O^"  ^ERICA  y  PAID UP CAPITAL, $4,066,667  RESERVE FUND   -   $2,141,333  Transacts a general hanking business.    Interest  allowed on Savings Accoumrs, from  one dollar  upwards at  current rates  COPPER ST.  GREENWOOD, 8.  ������ v  y  A^mmm^mnmm^mMmtaMmm^^  MO������  NT  Ri  :al  S 10,000,000  m BANK   OF  rf'-h ESTABLISHED   1817.  0; PAID   UP   CAPITAL, $14.400,000. RSST.  |jj UNDIVIDED  PIFtOFITS, $801,055.-Al  ���������tj Geuor.il liiiiikini,' Itiiainess Tranaiictccl.    Drafts i.;.-,ue,l oil nil  poinlrf, :\ml Colleu-  ^ tions inmlti r.l-, Io������'e.-,t. ir.t s.  $ SAVINGS BAN     DEPARTMENT   "|    W. F\ PROCTOR,  ijj TwrEHCT ALLOWED AT CoT-tBEMTDATeS    ) MANAGER GflE -:UWOOD  apAl^'Ch  a  irMMuvwKmMvcMt  STAE-KEY & QQ,  NELSON, B. C.  WHOLESALE  DEALERS  IN  Produce   and   Provisions  I Fine Tailoring |  u   .   w  A SelectStock of Worsteds  Cheviots and Tweeds.  It is  rather amusing to ivad thc  editorials in certain LUhmmI p'lpiT-.  which are seeking to determine for  Premier   MeBridu   what-  hi.* platform  shall bo, and also to instruct JJ  the electors as to what is the real, ^  issue in  the  forthcoming contest. '^  This attitude is amusing becauseIM  neither Premier McBride nor liis;JJ  critics  have  anything  to do with ^j  determining   the   issue.        hither'^  might try to obscure it; neither can '^  create it.     The issue has been de-' ^j  terminod   by circuni 4;inces     It is | 3KKJ^2reXEH5H8SS������BHErS  entirely one of reco'd.    At election j  time  no one  takes much notice of  promises,   whether   made by Con-; S       T  servative  or  Liberal,   and for the  purpo-se of argument,   it may not  unfairly    bis   concded   that   both   Has the largest stock of Pipes, Tobaccoss  wiUpromise many things that will .Cigars and Smokers' Sundries in the in-  never be fulfilled.   But neither can  erase the  record of four years' ad-j  ministration.   That record is made |  up of concrete   f.ict.s and it h upin j  RIVERSID  Good Rigs and Expert Drivers.   Saddle  Horses always ready.   Hay, Grain and  Feed tor stile.  Fir.st-chiss Wood for Sale  QEOHGE H- CHOPiiEY  ' Craebrook Hotel  $  t  CRANBROOK, B. C.  Is convenient to all depots, telegraph offices and  banks in the city. Special attention paid to tourists,  commercial and otherwise. The cuisine is excellent,  and all guests receive courteous attention. Touch  thc wire when you want rooms reserved  HOQQARTH .& ROLLINS, Proprietors,  t  ������  bearing  that 'tin  them and their  electors will pronounce a- verdict. '���������  The sooner the critics of the gov- i  eminent 'gi-t -down to business on I  these line;! ,-iirI eliminate super-!  fluous comment upon noii-frsentia  matteis   the better  for a clear tin  N������nr;tiavj.i ittMMuqii  through British Columbia, and the (few,   and   as  he is   a failure as a  Laurier government wu>ot subsi-! Bpeukcr,  ifc i,s hard to see whaj; Mr,  dorsiatiding and, let. us hope, an  intelligent, discussion of the real  issue���������record.���������The Week.  'Slept by SUe of Dead Comradi  One of I lie'most tragic incid������'iitr-  iu Arctic 'history 'was that of the  Walter Wellinan expedition of  1&J4. This party left two of its  members in Franz Jostlland to  winter and make observations,  while the n.uiiif contingent went to  Another pail, of the archipelago to  make sti: veys, and were to return j PROVINCIAL ASSAVER and  in   Ihe  spring,      A s-.ries of fierce j METALLURGICAL CHEMIST,  gales delayed theui, and when (hey  Gold Silver Copper or Lead,eacti. ,$i oo  reached   the  point   where Gold-Silver....$i 50   Silver.Lcad..Jr.50  Zinc. .$2.00    Gold Silver with copper or  i  and up, at the Commercial  hotel, Copper stteet, Greenwood.    Bath |in connection.  P. POUPARD  The Windsor Hotel  of Grand Forks,  B, C, caters to  miners, lnechaiiicsandsmelteruicn  A. B. Sloan, Manager.  UC/������4l*rwiHMMM������*|MMt  E. W. WIDDOWSON  finally   reached   the  point  where  they ivfji'i! to pick up the two men,  thev found only one of them living,  l������������l..52.5a  Prompt uttention  given   to all samples  25 per cent, discount upon five samples  gBAKUKlsr., NEL50N.  and he had slept at the side of his  dead comrade for two months.  'J'lie body  was perfectly preserved' P, 0. Drawer, no?,  Phono, A67  Ik situated on a slight eminence, just -u block from the busy  scenes on .Baker street, and is within eaBy touch of everything in the city.  From its lialconies can bo seen nearly  ������U the grand 'scenery that surrounds the beautiful  city of Nelson.     Few hotels iu the great west  equal the Strathcona, and touristsjfrom  every land will find within its portals  all the essentials that create pleasant memories within the   '  mind of those whoj  travel.  B. T0HKIN5, n&n&ger  NELSON, BRITiBH COLUMBIA.  -I  i&mmnffi Ml,  ���������an  TJLTlfi G KEEN WOOD LEDGE.  --.Greenwood, B. ���������*., Jan. 10,, 1.00?: '���������'..  ars  PA  r^ (  ���������^  *w  On Draught, a rare treat for the holidays  D. C. L. 20-year-old Scotch. Preller's Sauterne.t and Burgundies  Walker's Canadian Club, in I and 2-gallon demijons; filled in  bond under government supervision.   Mount Vernon and Old  Valley American Whiskies.     Renault's   50-year-old   Brandy. ���������  Imported and Domestic Cigars.  GREENWOOD LIQUOR  GO.  IMPORTERS, GREENWOOD, Bi O.    *  :H~l3*3  Some Go 3d Float  1*  "���������fSffl  smmmmws&emsmm  $15,000 Insurance for $2f.50  The new and up-to-date Tripple Indemnity  vPolicy of the Ocean Accident and Guarantee  Corporation, Ltd., the largest accident company in thc world.   Assets over ������7,000,000.  FREDERIC W. McLAINE  DISTRICT AGENT, GREENWOOD, B. C.  ties  H i  ii'b  The Pacific Hotel  Ls under the management of [Greig  & Morrison. The rooms are comfortably furnished, and the bar contains the best brands of wines, liquors  ���������"- and cigars in the city.  Tke Pacific Cafe  is conducted bv Moore & McElroy.  It is open day and night.   The din  ing  room is one of the largest in  thc Boundary, and the lunch counter is just the place to get a quick  meal.      Copper street,". Greenwood.  Is the best furnished hotel in the Boundary <ji  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 Cafe  at any hour, day or night.  Emest J. Cartier, Prop,  See America First  There is.more .in  that   appeal  than the average'American,- east or  west, realizes at first thought. The  difference between  Europe ami the  United States is the difference between decrepit age and bounding,  hopeful youth.      Where there is  character, there is reverence for the  first;   where   there   is   hope   and  heroism to forge out a fortune and  a name,  there- i* cheer in the hit  ter.     Of course,  men and women  will   visit the old world; business,  curiosity, a desire for information,  and sometimes 'a false pride, will  hurry them away,   but  with  all  these classes clear knowledge  of  their native land, with its wonders,  its powers and   manifold advantages,   will   serve  to   enhance the  pleasure and  profit of   a  foreign  visit.     As the wonders of opening  spring exceed the solemn closing  down of the world in autumn, so a  new land has vastly more of interest and,of pleasure to the thoughtful searcher, than the rare art, side-  by side withcthe manifest decay, of  ancient civilizations.     Thpre is a  business side to it also.    Americans are paying to foreign steamship companies, foreign hotels and  railroads, and, in  the purchase of  curios,   $190,000,000   per annum.  Suppose a tenth of that could be  saved next .year and put in one art  palace.    It would erect a structure  that would shine sbut on the world  as did the templ^.of Jo������'eof old,  aud fillit with all'that is rarest in  European art. A proper educational training of young Americans  would kindle a desire on their  part to know well their own  country before seeking another.  aud would cause them to desire to  see .-their own excel in what it i.-,  inferior now.    Of cour.-e, there arc  this is more and more needed as  the years roll on and the rage for  wealth, keeps up its unnatural  struggle and the disposition .increases to establish caste, differences, and insidiously saps the  manhood and womanhood of the  country by teaching continually  the omnipotence of money.  And  it keeps-the money of the  people at home.  Were our'country  to  become involved 'iu   war with  either   Great  Britain,   France or  Germany, the first"$400,000 either  one would use to break our power  would be the money that has been  paid them   by   American   tourists  the   past   ten   years.'   A hundred  millions saved annually that is now  frittered  away and forever lost to  us,   would in ten years, be enough  to command permanent peace between   our   own   and ^all foreign,  countries, for in war,- money wins,  and  a hundred millions a year for  ten   years   would   be   such a reinforcement  to  out   national wealth  that  the world   would  see that to  meet  the   United   States   in   war  would   be   tha   destruction of the.  power   that   awakened it. ���������Goodwin's Salt Lake Weekly.  Here are some of the pithy say  ings of Sam Jones:  nine-tenths mouth,  but the children of  1'itain things  J. Q. MELVIN ^L,  SANDON, B. C.  CS^ga*        Manufac urin?  Jeweler  Railroad'Standaixl  MailOi'lin r\'ifl.)5./-A.5juLjI-  Expert Watchmaker aud Diamond  Setter, Manufacturer of Chains,  Lockets and Rings, Wedding rings  made on short notice.  WORK  GUARANTEED  Opposite Windsor Hotel  P. O   BOX 263  I  PHOENIX, B. C.  Is opposite the Great Northern depot, aud is a delightful haven for tho 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 the 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. \  JAS. MARSHALL, Prop,  that (Mine or age  that canuat be swiftly imitated^  This is true, the more especially of  art; but all the precautions should  be taken to seize upon opportunities, as they may be presented.  The old world waited liJOO'years  for a Michael Augelo, but it had  prepared for its coining; for 500  years it had kept running its art  schools; it hud built in all its capitals sublime, cathedrals, triumphal  arches, classic columns, unjestic  palaces, until the souls of young  mothers had absorbed the beauty  which they transmitted to their  children. It is a pleasure to think  that the work done by the great  European masters was but causing  the full materialization of the longings in their mother's souls to take  form on canvas or on marble. If  .what is expended by wealthy  Americans in a single ye>ir, mostly  for pleasure, in the old world could  be saved and given form in art and  music schools, iu shining structures  and in art, for public exhibition,  such object lessons would be  gheu our people that henceforth  their ambition would be to make  of our country a place that the  rich of all the world would come  to u������, as our rich now go abroad to  see.  There  is,, moreover, a material  side to the question.     If a rich  New Yorker in a visit west spends  $1,000 or $5,000, it will be sure to  gravitate back to New York.    If  on  his travels, he buys a mine for  8100,000 that pays him back half  that amount annually, it all gravitates back to   New York.     The  west and south are filled with opportunities; the money expended  remains under the flag; it helps to  make  the visit in the succeeding  year pleasantcr; it strengtens patriotism; it gives men and women a  new pride in native land, more respect   'for  the   whole   American  people, a more earnest wish to see  our country the very foremost in  all good things in all the world; it  causes a closer drawing together of  our people; a better understanding  Infidelity is  Doubts   are  sin.  I'd rather be, d.ead than be in  fashion.  Repentance is quitting your  meaness.'  Sow whiskey and you'll reap  drunkards.  Every barroom is a recruiting office for bell.  God can't elect a man unless he  is a candid it.e.  A little party is only a-big one  with short-skirts on.,  Christ won't stay in a house  with the cellar full of whiskey'.  Shall I ask your little dudes and  dudines how to preach the gospel?  "What is a town woman but a  country woman with Sunday  clothes on ?  Give your heart to God and he  will comb the kinks out of your  head.  - The biggest fnol is the woman  who will act as barkeeper for her  husband.  Religion don't help a fellow to  quit his meanness, but it helps him  to stay quit'  The most demoralizing and dam-  for a kitten  which he held in his  .arms.    Two little orbs of liquid  glee flashed an indignant refusal,  two little arms of dimpled jgraee  pressed the furred and purring pet  closer to its cheek.     What were  ten dollars to  the child, what were  ten thousand of insensible and un-  conscious gold to the sweetest and  most   innocent   denizens   of   tnis  world, in exchange for a kitten of  glosy coat aud ah affectionate disposition ?    Now;  kittens are rot  worth much in the markets of men,  but they are  legal tender in the  realm  of childhood.    In juvenile  philosophy currency is hut painted  rags and specie but rounded rags  of no value beyond the caprice of  a moment.    And who will gainsay  the philosophy of these little ones,  th.it is not superior to that of men  ���������of men   engaged   in   the   mad  steeple   chase   for gold. '   Is the  banker   with   knitted   brow   and  frosted head, in  tho midst of his  notes and coins���������these inanimate  things���������as  happy as the  child in  the companionship of its kittens  and dogs? ^Oh, no, no.   Has anyone' the correct view of  life who  seeks the phantom   of happiness  among the dead things ?   A kitten  is of far more intrinsic value than  ten thousand dollars of money currency.     ,The   baby saw the point.  Had  it known that it could have  secured  a  hundred kittens for the  ten   dollars   that was offered,  it  would have made the' exchange.  But for the money as such it had  no   use.     Oh !   Gold,  Gold, how  many crimes have been committed  in thy name !    Oh ! rippling era of  childhood !  who  would not barter  a pyramid of guineas from here to  the sun  privilege of a return to its  innocence and its joy?���������Comanche  Chief.  NELSON,, I.R0E, ,W#RK^  B. A. ISA\C  r: w. hinton  '���������"to  ENGINEERS AND   CONTRACTORS  FOUNDERS AND  MACHINISTS '.".  Repairing and Jobbing executed with Despatch.  Sheet Metal Work, Mining and Mill Machinery.  Manufacturers of Ore Cars, R.R. Contraetors'Cars  Corner of Hall and Front Streets  Phone 59 NELSON,   B.C. P.O. Cox 173  THE MICHEL HOTEL  Still retains its supremacy as thu   oest hotel in the Kootenays.  Ostermoor Mattresses  (Clean linen and Good Cooking  Excellent hunting in season.    Good trout fishing iu the Elk  river and neighboring streams.    Address all communicationsto  fThomas Crahan, Manager, Michel, li. (J.  P. A. BlJNSON  ning thing and the most insidious  is the city club.  The more 'bent, mashed and  warped the lady's hat is the more  fashionable it is.  I'll wear garments made of wire  before I'll wear garments made at  30 cents a dozen.  I never saw a first cli.ss billiard  player who was worth the powder  and lead to kill him.  There is such a thing as the race  running'out .'in 'dudes, and God  knows I itiii glad of it.  If any of my daughters cut off  any of their skirts, I don't want  them to start frtfin.thc top.  An honest man who's scekinc  after God is as sure of heaven as  'the man who is on a full tilt after  glory. .  I've got as much respect for  those fellows with striped clothes  as I have for you who hop around  at every tap of the devil's drum.gjg  Ip have seen men converted from  the barroom and from everything  else, but never, never have I seen  a man converted from a club. i  Sow little parties and reap big,,  ones. Sow these and reap ball-,1  rooms. Sow these and reap ger-j  mans,  and from these roup spider-' . ,  legged dudes, and from these you'll: electricity,  reap a half  thimbleful of calves'; baths,  foot jelly.  An Eskimo Grave  An Eskimo grave is a strikingly  odd affair. The corpse is wrapped  in reindeer or saal skin and laid on  frozen ground or ice. Stones are  then placed around and over it,  more to protect it from meddlesome  bears than to mark the spot. The  man's boat, gun harpoon, and  sledge are placed beside his remains, and his dogs are killed and  then harnessed to his sledge. That  the dogs should suffer death with  their master may seem strange, but  the bunt for food is so difficult and  often without success that every  unnecessary month to feed is a  burden to the Eskimo. There is a  strange code of honor among these  primitive people concerning the  belongings of one of their dead.  None of a man's worldly effects  aro appropriated by his family or  friends upon his death. "Whatever  is not placed beside his gra-'p is left  unmolested in his abode, which is  never again entered, and left to decay.           The    Kootenay'  Belle   is  not  smoked   in   the   cent belt.    That  THE ARLINGTON  COPPER ST. GREENWOOD  None but the best brands  of- liquors and cigars.  Morning bracers and  and evening hyballs always within easy reach  of the'barkeep."  C. A. DEMPSEY prop.  Develop your sweet taste by  using  Montgomery's  High  Fruit  Class  Tablets,  Confections,  Chocolates,  Nougats, e'������\'  The MONTGOMERY CO.  NELSON, B. C.  F. M. LAMB  PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR  GREENWOOD   B. C.  GRAND FORKS  Jeweler and Optician,. dealer in  Fine Watches, High-Class Jewelry,  Diamonds, etc.  F. F- MEBSCHER  MERCHANT TAILOR  5iIverton, B. C.  pleasure is reserved for those who  dwell in the great west.  The Kootenay Saloon  Sandon, B..C, has a line of nerve  bracers unsurpassed in any inouo-  tain town of the Great West. A  glass of aqua'pura given free with  spirits menti."  flecumapketHotel  Is the home for all tourjsts  and millionaires visiting N'������w  Denver.   British] Columbia.  HENRY   STEGE,   PEOPRi  J. R. Cameron.  Leading Tailor of the  Kootenays.  Sandon, B. C.  NELSON EMPLOYMENT ACENCY  Nelson, B C.  Mines,    Mills,   Hotels,  etc.,  furnished with help.  O. LOVE, MANAGER  Ola Lofstad  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 H0R.T0X.  KASLO HOTEL  KASLO B. C.  Is a comfortable home for all  who travel to that city.  COCKLE & PAP WORTH.  Tl?E]VIOflT HOUSE  Nelson. B. C, is run on the  the American and European  plan. Nothing yellow about  the house except the gold iu  Jt������*e safe.  MeJone   |&   TrrcgillUs  One of the best- appointed workingmen's  Hotels in the City.  The Finest of bars, stocked  with tho best Wines,  Liquors and  The Hotel Slocan  Cigars,  Lighted throughout with  Hot   and   cold  Ibefcweou its different sections, and  RATES:   ,  Board and room $1 per day  Kitten vs. Dollars   .     ���������  A little bahy boy, who has been  in this world but thirty-six mouths, '  was offered ten dollars iu currency Strictly first-Class Service  Three Porks, B.C., is;the leading  hotel of the city. Mountain trout  and game dinners a specialty.  Rooms reserved by telegraph.  Hugh Niyeh; Prop.  INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE  WORLD  GREENWOOD LOCAL NO. 311  Meets first and third Wednesdays of every  month in Eagles Hall at.S p. m.   Visiting  members cordially invited to atteud.  Frank Spearing, Fin. {jec'y,  Edgar W. Dv.viiS, President.  Choice   Fruit  LANDS  For Sale at $10, $12 and. ������ 15  Per Acre.  R. J. STEEL  NELSON. B. C  THE MAIL STAGE  M. Gillis, Prop.  GREENWOOD TO  PERRY, WASH.  Leaves Green wood at 0:"0  a. m. each day. Returning,  leaved Ferry on arrival of  Great Northern train. Offiieeat  ROSSLAND   HOTEL  Copper Street  i���������w���������������������������������������������������������������������tin i|iii������������riQtB  Pacific Coast Grown  Seeds, Fruit aud Ornamental  Treec Greenhouse and  Ilardy TlantB. lieo Supplier. Fertilizer!), Iniplo-  mcuta.   Catalogue Free.-  M. J. HENRY,  VANCOUVER, B. C.  Office, 3010 "Westminster Roo4  v.,'   -  ^ ' \  'trfi'c'en'woort.'I>.' C  iO. 1!)(>-T.  O  ���������������������������RW. GREENWOOD -JJEDG������  ���������tf I liT������l(JllrtMUMM������fAi  MMW���������rtUliijI  Just arrived a large consignment of granitcwaro in saucepans  and cook low, till sizes. A nice. line of Nickel-Copper Tea Kettles  to?  $  in  SILL'S  r  Xos. 4. o, 0. 7. y and !).   Also  thc  Marion Harland tea  - and codec pots in nickel-copper, .Have you tried one tf our  cereal cookers? .If not, better have one. Thc best thing out!  Get-one of our J.>ro:id Makers and save a lot-of hard work. Will  do the work in three minutes which usually takes half an hour.  Tf you arc looking for dinner sets we have them from $10 to?40  A rierry Christmas and Happy New Year to All   85  crawling tip her, throat  and would  have to take .food'lo  send it back.  The sensation   was  anything' -hut  pleasant, hut  relief  came .one,day  last .week,, when the  y.oimd  lady  was  -visiting  in .the  country, and  drinkjng  a glass nf  cream, which  did not agree   with   her. took  a fit  ot   coughing  and   up  came a milk  ������������������, . .snake wcasiiring Minoliesiii^leiigth  Ob/j I ������ /���������     ������    -  gy%  and still   alive.    Judging ii'uni the  size of the reptile, it must have  been in the victim's stomach about  I wo years, and n<> d"uht was -.wallowed while drinking from a pool  of water.  W3  p  KSSELL-L  ���������George  R. ���������Naden and the Elgfftt-  Hour Law.  -Fkslow "\Vi>i:tci''i:s���������I wish to  ,ftate a few facts with regard to  Sir. Geo. It. Naden, the Liberal  candidate for Greenwood riding.  During the recent strike of the  -I>. C. Copper company's employees,  commencing November 21st and  .continuing into the month of December, I, as president of the local  ,itnifl!a of .the Western Federation  rof Miners, was obliged to attend  .the final conference held at the K.  jC. Copper company's offices.  -There were present Jir. Kcffer,  ,1-uaunger; Mr. Eccleston, secretary  oF the company; Messrs. Frank  ���������Steele, Thomas CJouhl, and Rowland liawliugon of the Miners'  jiitijon committee, ��������� Mr. Ii. A.  -M'athowson, secretary of the Greenwood Miners' union and myself as  .president of the union.  I stated tlurt I understood thai  -Mr. Naden-was on record as favor-  jug the eight-hour law for Muckers  and asked him if I was correct.  Mr. Naden replied that 1 had  ^aaked a very leading question. I  pointed out that it was necessary  .under ,the circumstances to ask and  atisw'er leading questions. Mr.  <Nad.&n then replied that, he had  j3>ecn in favor of an eight-hour law  ior smelters, but after looking over  ,1 he conditions of the 13. C. Copper  company's plant he had come to  vihe conclusion that such a law  ^votLld not be fair, as a great many  .positions ".-wore not in his opinion,  ������sther dangerous or unhealthy.  I at once pointed out to him the.  .-injustice of basing his conclusions  /ipon the conditions obtaining at  line smelter as represcntiiiir the  ,vho[o smelting industry of British  vO>lu!?>bia, :i)!it notwithstanding the  indisputable ffti.vnesa of my argu-  innnt he still held to his view.  JTe also sought .to impress upon  <the secretary of the 13. C. Copper  company tlie fact that- there was no  .immediate danger of there being  an eightihour smelter law passed  in British .Columbia. From this  I would infer .that were Mr. Naden  ^elected to represent us at Victoria  .he would net support an cight-  po ir law.  Now, fellow worker.-!, you can  draw yrur own conclti'ions. Who  ;rt'ill best represent the working  interests of ,this riding���������a man of  Mr. Naden's views or one who is  .pledged fir-fit, last and all the time  >to work for the welfare, health and  happiness of .1 lie wage-earner f  The . Socialist candidate, Mr.  Edgar VT: Dynes, stands pledged  jto labor for the welfare of the  .working class of this riding.  Therefore, fellow workers. I ask  you, in",vi(sw of the facts J have  Mated, to ' vote as you strike by  jcasring a Soci ilist; vote for Edgar  4V. Dynes on the second day of  j*\ibriiary, J!)07.  ' Greenwood, Jan. 5. J(107.  '"'       '..' ' ' '',('. I'uiu.ri's  jh&x. Tdiii'cr.-i1 Union,  meeting  Nelson, Sullivan and Wood.  Minutes    of    previous  were adopted as read.  A letter from Frits: Uaussencr  was road asking for remuneration  for injury to colt caused by wire  fence on city farm. Laid on table,  pending report of city solicitor as  to liability of city.  The matter of a new fence for  city farm was taken up, and chairman of cemetery and pound committee -requested to confer with  tenant and inform him that city  would furnish wire if he puts up  the fence with rider rails.  Municipal election bylaw, 1907,  was reconsidered, adopted and finally passed.  Council adjourned.  that I   am about to set lire to that-  pile of oat straw.  ��������� Bod I tell you���������began the stolid  Boer, as he removed  the pipe from  Lis month  Oh, you may as well know  straight off, interrupted the officer,  that lesislance and objection ar"  alike futile.  Bod vould you blease��������� once  more began the farmer.  I can listen to no excuses: I  have neither time nor inclination,  was tho impatient rejoinder of the  ofticer as he hurried away.  Veil,   my  dear, said the Boer to  his wife, as the stack of straw burst  I into  (lame and the officer went on  'his way rejoicing, dose Khakis are  strange  peoples.    I van ted to dell  him dab dis vas de oat straw I half  sold to de Colonel half an hour ago.  Thus saying ho meditatively  jingled the British sovereigns in his  Miss Muggy���������1 wonder if George  knows I have money ?  Dear Friend���������Has he proposed?  Miss'Muggy���������He has.  Dear Friend���������Then he knows.���������  Ciiicago Journal.  For nice cmnfortalde rooms, best  iirnished in the city, try the Clarendon hotel.    Bates reasonable.  A box of Magdala cigars is a  gift, that .will lie appreciated by a  smoker.  garian  ���������&  Es not a new  iloui- on ihr  market.    It has btvn in use  ior vears.    Ask for a sack in  your next order  Guaranteed by the  Ql^  ��������� Two brothers, aged nine and ten,  respectively,   pupils   in   a   public  school of "Washington, were recently absent for a period of two weeks. ! jjc>cl-itjb ���������Tit-Bits.  When the elder of the boys return  ed to   his class  h  from   his  father  cause of the absence of his children  was illness.  " Where's your brother Dick ? "  ic  brought a note  stating  that  the  Mitchell   Advocate:    For   some  months  a  daughter  of  Mr.   Win  Klcinan, "West Ward, has not been  in good health and imagined there  w,as something alive in her stom-  asked  thc  teacher.    "Is  he  still j ach.    At   times  she  could  feel it  sick?" ' ''   '���������Yes ma'am," replied the pupil,  " he's still iu bed with a broken  ���������arm."  " I'm sorry to hear it. How did  it happen ?"  " Well, it was this way ma'am.  You see, Dick and I warn trying  to see which could lean out of the  second-story window the furthest,  and Dick won.'-'���������N. V. Tiinee.  A detachment of soldieas was  engaged in clearing a certain district in the Orange Kiver Colony of  supplies, and during the operations  Colonel Shovealong's staff officer  came up to a Boer farmer sitting  at the door of his cottage with a  large stack of oat straw in the  background. I have orders either  to buy or destroy oil forage and  food in this district, said the of-  lliccr.    I therefore give yon notice  A'  Regular monthly meetings if  Greenwood lodge, No. 28, A. F. &  A. M. arc hold on the first Thursday in each month, in Fraternity  hall, Wood block, Government St.,  Greenwood. Visiting brethren arc  cordially invited to attend.  E. G. YVakkkx M   \\.  J. S. Birxie, Secretary.  Waterproof Faints.  Coal Tar,  Pitch,  Creosote, Oils for  Preserving Timber,  Roofing,  Pitch  .    And Paints.  Nelson Coke aud Gas Co. Ltd.  ME  ANACONDA  Is just a few minutes' walk from  the center of Greenwood, and a  convenient place to drop iu at the  end of a walk. Convenient to the  smelter and provides the public  with  OEDS  hoard and  " Averages  o  a  Milling  BRAXDO.V, MAN.  .o'y  lie Reception Hotel  In Cainhonie gives all its patrons  the purest food, drink and cigars.  James Lindsley" Prop.  ote  Greenrjaood, B. C  The oldest hotel in the  City,- and' stilll under the  same management. Room's  comfortable, meals equal to  any in the city, and the bar  supplies only thc best. Corner of Greenwood and Government streets  FRANK .FLETCHER  PROVINCIAL LAND SURVTCVOR  KELSON, B. C.  fto  ������������������$  Mountaineer and Kootenay Standard Cigars.  Made by  HARDY & CO  Midway  Dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes,  etc., etc.  J, W. flelson  The.  I, .        Miidc from.Selected \arns,fast colors.  ft ��������� ���������  |,..   - -, '"ciir.recl  -v eight,   for   Ladies,  Misses-or  i'- (,'hiMreii.   in    W-.iol.or   ('tishme're.     ���������  |RRM\ANT5 AT-HALF PRICE.  AT THE H1C STORE-.-  The Hiinter-Kendrick-Co  L1MITK1).  \wiJk^^TZzn^&js^^  [HE CANADIAN BAimK  COMMERCE  j'.wo up o.vrir.M,, sld.ouo.odd.       ici:st;i;vi-: ru.vn, s.-i.ooO.oOo.  H. E.  WA LKER, Gen. Jfanagcr.    ALEX. LAIRD, Asst. Gen. Man.  G ood accommodation and  reasonable rates. One of the  best supplied bars in the city.  Dining room and lunch  counter in connection.  is a  I i  m���������^T^^���������T?���������-VifWj!3^f.Try7l���������^?n���������-l.-^^���������^���������  Aj>  City Council  the   meeting   of   the   cify  council held Monday evening there  j.vore prewnt the Mayor and A Ider-  'Mon   Jkuiting,   iUathirfon,   7>li'H\<>.  ������ ti  '$ a  $8  $ -Y  9 P  ������ o  $> a  fi> ft  ������ a  ������ a  (p a  a ft)  ������  Dealers in  FpcsIi and Salt jVIcCrs, Fish and Poultry o g  ������ ������  Shops in nearl3r all thc towns of Boundary and  ������> h the Kootenay.  Kootenay. ���������Engineering Works  NELSON, B.-C.  Founders, Machinists and Iron   Workers.    Makers of tho Crawford  Aerial 'Tram.    Castings, Jlftiilders'   Materials,   Mill  and Mining MacliinoryJ     '  P. 0. nOX'l!)3. Ii, C, TRAVIS, rVJANAGGR.  RAILWAY  Winter Excursion  EAST, $83.55  GRHE.N'WOOD TO  JIONTRRaL, TORONTO  a-.ul all points thereof in  ONTARIO and QtJKIiKC.  Qiiehi'i', St John, Halifax  M.'irithiK!   I'rnviiiucs,   Kates   on  A[i| licntinn.  Tii-Net.s cm .-i.-ilc  daily  Xovi-inlicr  21th to DiiCHinliHrHlst  ROUND  TRIP, FIRST CLASS  Three Months Limit.  s.iter- ':&' Jv-hns, Proprietors  COi'PER'-ST , GREENWOOD.  OLD COUNTRY RATES  $94,55 Return  UALIKAXorST JOHN  Return Oi-con r-'iire  S:ilnnii Second        Stefirnjre  ?a'0O.   ���������      S7G.00. ?5i.(i0,  find up according tn .steamer  For detailed iiifornuitinn, wail  hiifH ocean ?teamei'H, first-class or  tourl.it sleeper rOBorvn'tions apply  lot'/i 1 ngentH or write  K. R, JtEDPATU, Greenwood.  ^   i:. ,i, ooTjjii, a. a.v. a.  Y Vmicouvcr  \ ,/. S. CUITKB, U. I*. A.,  \ NctlHOIl.  p  About  Float  Float is not a periodical.  Il is a book containing 86  illustrations, all told, and  is filled with sketches and  stories of western life. It  tells how a gambler cash-  in after the fl.ish days of  .Sandon ; how it rained in  New Denver long after  Noah was dead ; how a  parson look a 'drink'at'  Hear Lake in early days;  how justice was. dealt'in  Kaslo in '93; how tho  saloon man outprayed the  women in Kalamazoo, and .  graphically depicts the  roauiings of.a western.editor amongst the tender-  feet in tho cent belt. It  contains the early history  of Nelson and a romance  of the Silver King mine.  In it aro 'printed three  western poems, and dozens of- article too numerous to mention. Send .  for one before it is too  late. The price is twenty-  five cents, postpaid to any  part of tlie world. Address all letters to  R. T. ��������� Lowery  NJ5LSQN, B. C,  Branches Through-.;ut Canada, and m the United States  and England.  A General Banking- Business Transacted.     Accounts may be opened by  mail with all brinches of this Bank.  Savings Bank Department.  Deposits of SI and upwards received, and interest allowed at current  rates. Thc depositor is subject, to no delay whatever in the withdrawal of the whole or any portion of the deposit.  W. ALLISON, Manager Greenwood Branch.    .  B'EALE. INVESTMENT AND TRUST CO, LTD  Geo. \l. NADEN", Manager.  Farm lands, timber limits, mineral cl iims. mining stocks  and shares. Utty real est a re bmru-ht, sold and exchanged.  Call and sec our list. )  (jRBEliWOOD,   S.   C  Tlie p'chest, newest and best lino  of furniture that ever hit the city.  THE CHEAPEST FOR THE MONEY.  A. LWHiTE&'OO.  PHONF-    16  SUBSCRIBE NOW.  Supplies electricity for Power, Lii:lit, 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  e.  c.  f'A  S"SL_>s<<  mmf^mm&mmmm  lafflmaiaiaig^^

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