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Array \V>>  _i        I    ,   -.  At*.   "'  3pwA-.i-/ci/''  ' S  -    r  , .iKviP  THE  OLDEST  MINING   CAMP  NEWSPAPER   IN   BRITISH   COLUMBIA  Vol.   XIX.  GREENWOOD, B. C��������� THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 1913  gfn!!?r!!n!n?fm??fHm!!!mmf!?t!?f!m?nH!!!??!!!mf!?mn!^  This Vibrator can be worked' either by  the electric lamp socket or1 dry battery  without transmitting electricity to the  user.  CAPS, MITTS, OVERCOATS, SWEATERS  AND MEN'S UNDERWEAR OF EVERY  X ,, DESCRIPTION  <*-"  +>%/  1 P. W. GEORGE & Cv.  g   COPPER STREET,       /        GREENWOOD, B, C.   ~S  ffiay Hooks, Cash Hooks  Ledgers, Journals, cMernos  of cAll Sizes  in  Stock  *TRY-NEW-UFE" INSTANTLY      I  RELIEVES ANY" KIND OF PAIN IHI  Your !ife depends upon the free flowing  circulation of your blood; congested blood  is the cause of disease.  Agent, A. L. WHITE,  Stove and Furniture Man  Phone 16   Greenwood, B. C.  Call in for Free Treatment  Around Home I  %. v ii!  Skates ground at A. L. White's.  It was len below zero last Sunday. '" _   -  ' Bill  Beach   was in  town  last  week.  Arcbie Aberdeen returned to  his ranch last -week.  Nick ,Dilly , has sold his residence to Barney Sheldon.  Doc Walker has lelurned to  Phoenix from the Tulamcen.  George Guise is ill at Cartni  with an attack of diphtheria,  .Grippe has made life miserable  for many during1 "the past week.  J.   T.   Simmons  is   opening a  packages, phone 21, L. A. Smith  & Co., for further particulars.  CONSERVATIVE MEETING  Greenwoods   Big   Furniture  Store  Throw Out that Old Mattress and  Get a Good One  We have just received a shipment of  Ostermoors, Star Felts, American Felts, Cotton  Downs, also the Celebrated Legget Coil Springs  . GULLEY & Oo.  Phone 27  Opposite Postoffice  SBBSSQB&IBEBBi  GREENWOOD, B. C.  wmsmm  WALTER   G.   KENNEDY  GREENWOOD,   B.  C.  WHOLESALE   AND   RETAIL  mi  ^  A Full Stock of First Class Pipes.        Pipe Repairs  a  Specialty.  THE CANADIAN BANK  OF COMMERCE  ; SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LL.D., D.C.L., President  ALEXANDER LAIRD JOHN AIRD  General Manager Assistant General Manager  ATTRACTIVE JEWELRY  has seldom been gathered in such  an extensive display as the one we  are now showing. We know you  will become interested. Not only in  THE ODD DESIGNS  but with the prices that we have  placed upon the articles.  If you want to see the prettiest  Chains, Lockets, Brooches, Pins  and Stone Set Jewelry ever shown  in this town, come now.  CAPITAL, $15,000,000 REST, $12,500,000  TRAVELLERS' CHEQUES  Issued by The Canadian Bank of Commerce enable the traveller to  provide himself with funds without delay at each point of his journey in  a convenient yet inexpensive manner. They are issued payable in every  country in the world in denominations of  $10,   $20,   $50,   $100,   $200  with the exact equivalent in the moneys of the principal countries stated  on the face of each cheque. They are economical, absolutely safe self-  identifying and easily,negotiated. fla  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT  J. T. BEATTIE,     -    Manager of;Greenwood and ltock Creek Branches  A. LOGAN & Co.  GREENWOOD.     -     B. C.  St. Jude's Anglican Church  Services: Holy Communion >S  a.m. the 2nd & 4th Sundays this  month; Matins, rr a.m.; Evensong, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday School,  2:30 p. 111.  Rev. Franklin Watson, Vicar.  ROOMS   TO   LKT  In the Swaytic House, Silver  Street. Clean, private and comfortable rooms in a quiet locality  at reasonable rates. Hot and cold  baths free to guests.  Bank of Montreal  ESTABLISHED 1817  Capital, all paid up, $16,000,000    Rest, $16,000,000.  UNDIVIDKU   VROVrrS,. 91,855,185.30-.  WANTS, Etc  For Sale.���������A No. 1 Westraan  & Baker, Gordon press. The  Ledge, Greenwood.  For Rent.���������Furnished houses.  A. L. White.  Hon. President: Lord Strathcona and Mount RovAr., G. C. M.G.  President: R. B.Angus, Esq.  Vice-President: Sir E. S. Clouston, Bart.  General Manager: IT. V. MkrkdiTh, Esq.  Branches in London, Eng;, f ^iV,*^0!,^^^^!^} New York, Chicago  Buy and Sell Sterling Exchange and Cable Transfers.    Grant Commercial and  Travellers' Credits, available in any part of the world.  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT '^.ffiS?. -*  Greenwood Branch  - C. B. Winter, Mgr.  For Sale. ��������� A four-roomed  house ou Church street. Price  $150.���������Apply- to D. A. MacDonald,  Automobile Skates  Striking New Models  New Shipment Just Arrived  A. L. White, Phone 16  Eat moat only onco a clay,  and  don't drink tea with it.  furniture' store in. Grand Forks.  i  G. A.   Ke'ndell has  bought the  Galloway bouse'and moved into  it.  i ���������'     '  i -   :  Wheat, oats ancl barley $1,25  perl hundred at ^Brown's, Fcrrv.  Wash.  Things are looking up in the  city, Bill McBride has bought a  cord of wood.  E. Hibbert is leaving shortly  to take charge of a mine at Sudbury. Ontario.1  Robert Keffer returned lo Pullman ou Saturday for his last  term at college..  Your old pipe may be made like  new at a small cost,, send it to  W. G. Kennedy.'  The K. of P. ball on New  Year's night was a social and  financial success.  Mr. Bunting' returned to Victoria last week alter visiting his  many friends in the city.  For Sale.���������Light, medium  and , heavy   sleighs.     Kinney's  Blacksmith shop. Greenwood.  ������'......'.._   ./.f'.'r   _  John Finlaywas. presented  with a meerschaum pipe by the  bandsmen of Phoenix recently.  Mrs. Stone will receive on  Thursday, January 9th and afterwards on the 4th Thursday of the  month.  Send a copy of Float to your  dearest friends. You can get one  at The Ledge office for twenty-  five cents.  From present appearances it  does not look as though there  would be a municipal election  next week.  The Christmas tree treat to the  children of St. Jude's Sunday  School last Friday was a very  enjoyable time to all.  Angus Graham has sold his1  ranch up Boundary creek and intends to start up in the teaming  business around Princeton,  The annual mining edition of  the Nelson News was the largest  paper ever issued in that city, and  is a credit to the publishers.  Fresh fish, smoked fish. Salt  fish aids digestion and, disposes  of that dark brown taste in your  mouth caused by high living at  Christmas time. L. A. Smith &  Co., Anaconda, have a fine assortment of all kinds.  In Grand Forks Sam Miller  presented the Gazette olhce last  week with a bottle of Scotch,  but the paper did not lose an  issue.  A local contemporary states  that General Louis Botha has  resigned the premiership of South  Africa after holding it down  since 1610. Probably he needed  a change.  Service iu the Presbyterian  church next Sunday, January  12tb, at 7.30p. m., Sunday School  and Bible Class 2:30 p. m. Rev.  J, R, Munro Pastor.  Calvin Steves died in Grand  Forks from cerebral meningitis  after being ill one day. He had  been working in a lumber camp  on the North Fork, and was a  uative������of New Brunswick.  For a change of diet, after the  holiday festivities there is nothing nicer than a palatable meal  of eastern fish, Canada cod in  two pound boxes, cod strips in  bulk, whole codfish skinned, and  Halifax shredded in one pound  The   Annual   Meeting   of   the  Greenwood . Biding   Conservative  Association   was held in the Star  Theatre   on     Tuesday    evening.  There  was a large company present, every part of the riding being  represented,  in fact,  ifc  was   the  best meeting that the association  has had for some time.    R.   G.  Hargreaves  was in the chair and  was ably supported  by prominent  gentlemen of the party in the district.    There was a splendid feeling right, through the meeting and  several interesting discissions took  place and it was  nearly  midnight  before    the    proceedings    ended.  The selection of Mr. Hargreaves  for president aud F. W. McLaine  for   secretary-treasurer    betokens  that everything will be done in a  business-like and efficient manner.  The following officers were elected for the next twelve months:  Hon. Presidents, Sir R. L. Borden, Sir R. McBride.    Hon. Vice-  President, J. R. Jackson, M.P.P.  President, Robert G. Hargreaves.  Vice-President,     Major    F.     E.  Glossop.   Secretary-Treasurer,   F.  W.  McLaine.    Executive Board.  Greenwood:   J.  L.   Coles,  A.   S.  Black,   Dr.   Stone,   F.   Hopkins,  G.   A.  Rendell,  F. Buckless, W.  Johns.    Rock Creek: D. R. Taifc,  H. W. Farmer.    Midway:   J.   A.  Tuzo,    F.     Roberts.      Boundary  Falls:"   R.   Lee.     Anaconda:   J.  Williamson.      Mother   Lode: -J.-  McKie,. ,H. .-Forsythe..'" Eholt':. J.'  McKellar.  I Western Float  Notch Hill has a new postoffice  The hotel bars are again open in  Cumberland.  Pigs are being shipped'from Alberta to Merritt.  Barney Keegan will start a ranch  near Fort George.  There is an opening for a dentist in Greenwood.  L. W. Sells of New Denver is on  a visit to England.  There will  be< a pie social in  Princeton next week.  Flounders are ten cents a pound  in New Westminster.  The Royal Bank has opened a  branch at Fort George.'  W. E. Zwicky will  build a residence in Kaslo this year.  Charles   Van here   will   start   a  bowling alley in Merritt.   '     >   ���������  H. R. Townsend has succeeded  John Kirk up in Rossland.  Turkeys were plentiful in Bar-  kervillo this winter, all dead.' '  Mrs.- J.  Dran MacDonald died  in Penticton a few days ago.  There is some talk of forming an  ice-boating club at Coleman.  The price of bottled ��������� milk in  Kaslo has increased in price.  There is plenty of ranching land  in the vicinity of Greenwood.  The C. P. Lumber Co. will build  a large wharf at Port Alberni.  Last year four million tons of  coal were produced in Alberta.  B. Boe of Vancouver has opened  a branch plumbing shop in Merritt.  A snow road roller is being used  between Quesnel and Barkerville.  On Christmas there were only  ten inmates in the jail at Fernie..  Frank   Steiner    of   Chase   has  leased a rooming house in Penticton.  A burglar was severly cut with  glass while entering a store in Penticton.  At Armstrong, George Wilson  was fined $50 for assaulting a  policeman.  Fur,js plentiful-in the Cariboo  district, and, trappers are' making  money. Much of the fur is ship-  ped toSfc. Louis. . .     ' \  For selling liquor to Indians in  LadysmithOle.Olsen was sent a'  year to'jail. and David James was  given four months.  -_ This year three of Canada's-prio-  cipal railroads will , build 2,700  miles of road in the West.at an expense of $41,000,000. '  Recently in a drunken fight near  Soda Creek one Indian was killed.  Two white men have been arrested  in connection with the affair.  The Penticton council has refused the Okanagan Telephone  Co.' permission to run its pole  trunk line through that town. ���������  J. W. Peacock died in Vancouver a short time ago. He' was injured some time ago by an explosion in the Surprise mine near  Sandon.   ' <  The penalty for cheating at  cards in B. C. is three year3 in  the penitentiary. Several prosecutions will shortly take place in this  province. . ���������  David   B.   Bogie   is   now parliamentary   correspondent at Ot- -  tawaforthe Winnipeg Telegram.  He edited The Miner, in Nelson for  a short time in 1892.  Poll tax has been" abolished in  B. C. It was originally levied to  supply a fund for school purposes,  and the building of roads in the  early days of the province.  In the last twenty years sixty  men have lost their lives by snow-  slides in the Slocan. The first  slide in that section wa3 at tho  Freddie Lee mine, on January 4  1892, and it killed two men whose  bodies were not recovered for eight  months.  A Portland syndicate is arranging to place a colony of Swedes ���������  near Pine River Pass in the Peace  River district. They will be located upon a tract'of land containing 25,000 acres which will be sold  at $8.25 an acre. The land is  adapted for wheat growing.  CITY COUNCIL  The Council met on Monday  evening.  As W. E. Hodges could not  audit the books before the end of  the month it was decided to  appoint a new auditor,  The following accounts were  ordered to paid:���������Nelson News,  $9.24; Adams & Brown, $11.50;  The Ledge, $10.10; Electric  Lights, $138.95; A. A. Frechette,  40 cents.  The water committee reported  leaks repaired and the driver instructed to protect the hydrants.  The Board of Health reported  the scavenger attending to his  duties iu a better manner.  Council adjourned to meet on  the 20th.  Send for a catalogue of head-  ,   -  stones and monuments, made by  During- the' holidays -in-Pentic- rthe-KoofcenayJMdnnmental Works-- '*--  ton only one-drunk* was in   the Nelson B. C.    ' -'"*'      "   ���������   '  police court  Mr. and Mrs. W, T. Shatford  have gone on an extended trip to  South America.  During 1912 the Standard at  Silverton paid more dividends than  any other mine.  During 1912 the Canadian  Northern built 302 miles of new  track in Alberta.  M. Olsen is now the owner of  BOUNDARY HOCKEY  An important meeting of the  Boundary Hockey league took place  in Phoenix last week. The following representatives of   the   three  clubs concerned   were   present:���������-  three hotels and a moving picture I Phoenix,   Messrs.    Davison    and  Black;    Grand    Forks,     Messrs.  ROCK CREEK  The annual meeting of tbe Rock  Creek  Farmer's Institute, for the  election   of officers   was held   at  Larsen's    Hall,    on   January  4.  Major GIobsop was elected  president, H.  W.   Farmer,  vice-president, and A.  D.   McLennan, s������c-  retary-treasurer.    A vote of thanks  was   passed to   the retiring   secretary-treasurer Mr.  Pearson, for  the efficient and painstaking way  he had done the  work of the Institute.  A suggestion was brought forward, that the neighboring institutes of Greenwood, Grand  Forks and Glenside, should send  reports of their meetings to the  local papers, especially those dealing with resolutions, to be sent to  the Central Institute at Victoria.  This would enable the delegates to  support each other, on any subject brought forward that would  help tho Kettle Valley district. J ���������_  Never entreat a servant fo dwell  with thoe.  show in Dawson  At Chilliwack, John Marten was  sent six months to jail for sailing  liquor to Indians.  There will be a masquerade ball  in Hedley this month for the benefit of the hospital.  Sam Henry who recently died in  Nakusp had lived in that town  over twenty years.  W. A. Parks has retired from  the drug businees in Coleman, and  gone to Winnipeg.  At the coast the Hindus are  gradually being discharged by the  sawmill companies.  Robert Houston has resigned as  editor of the Nanaimo Herald, and  returned to Victoria.  Large quantities of lumber are  being shipped from New Westminster to Australia.  Wm. Hoggan, who recensly died  in Oakland had been a resident of  Nanaimo for fifty years.  Thomas Summers died last week  npar Salmon Arm from heart failure and semi-starvation.  During 1912 about eleven million passangers were carried on tho  street railways in Victoria.  The jail at South Fort George  has beeu enlarged so that it will  now hold sixteen prisoners. .  It is reported that the population of Spokane has decreased several thousand during the past year.  W. A. Rollins and others of  Cranbrook have established a large  cattle ranch in the Nechaco valley.  The farmers are paying too much  attention to real estate, and not  enough to scientific farming in B.  c. ���������    /  ��������� ��������� ���������  For the accommodation of fishermen John McLachlan has put in a  cold storage plant in his hotel at  Lardo.  Recently a fire in Lytton destroyed the new Catholic church,  and ruined the residence of A.  Stevenson.  It was reported this week that  Lew Roberts had accidentally shot  himself through the heart at  Beaver Lake.  Revelstoke is now called the  capital of the Canadian Alps, but  New Denver ia still the Lucerne of  North America.  Haverty and Mann; Greenwood,  Messrs. Halcrow and Charlton.  T. A. Love of Grand Forks was  elected president with Mann of  Grand Forks secretary-treasurer.  It was decided to adopt the rules  ofthe Manitoba association, with  the addition of an amendment providing for the dropping of a player  in the event of a member of the  opposing team being incapacitated  through injury. A rider was also  added allowing by agreement tbe  use of a substitute. January 20  is the latest date for registering a  player, and the penalty for playing  a non-registered player is a fine of  $50 and forfeiture of the game.  The deposit rule of last year was  also endorsed.  The following is the schedule of  the season's games:  Grand Forks at Phoenix   Jany.   8  Phoenix at Grand Forks   Jany. 13  Greenwood at Phoenix     Jany. J 7  Phoenix at Greeuwood .   Jany. 21  Greenwood at Grand Forks Jan.24  Grand Forks at Phoenix  Jany. 27  Grand Forks at Greenwood Jan.30  Phoenix at Greenwood       Feb.   3  Phoenix at Grand Forks    Feb.   7  Greenwood at Phoenix       Feb. 11  Greenwood at Grand Forks Feb. 14  Grand Forks at Greenwood Feb. 18  One woman in twenty, one man  in thirty, is barren���������about four  per cent. It is found that ono  marriage in 20 is barren���������live  per cent.  He that lives  enough.  well is   learned  i. >���������  c  Drive thy   business or  it   will  drive theo. ts^euninmKsrmm  m~m  7KT  THE   LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.  U>  >..  W  THE  LEDGE  ���������Is located at Greenwood, B. C, and can be traced to many parts oi  the earth. It comes to the front every Thursday morning. ^ and  believes that heil 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.  LOWERY  EDITOR    AND    FINANCIER.  GREENWOOD, JANUARY 9, 1913.  A blue mark here indicates that your Subscription has  becomo deceased, and that tho editor would once moro  like to commune with your collateral.  Water wagons   are already   a  drug on the market,  Onk of the greatest blessings of  the age is tho,Turkish bath. The  \apor bath is a good second.  Souu milk and brown bread for  breakfast will cure several disorders of the digestive organs.  Just now the automobiles are  not drumming up much trade for  the undertakers, but tho hole in  tho ice is sending in plenty of  orders.  The Copper Market  The position of the copper market is a waiting one. Such large  producers as have any quantity of  the metal for sale are offering lake  and electrolvtic at 17;j- cents and  more or less is being sold at this  price. Occasionally, however, a  secondhand lot is turned over at  around 17+ cents and as a result  some trade publications quote the  metal at 17| to 17* cents. I know  of sales having been made recently  at about 17+ cents for delivery as  far ahead as March. The purchaser had canvassed the market  and could do no better.  Six months ago tbe bulk of the  world's surplus was being carried  by consumers, who were satisfied  that the metal situation was strong  and who expected a further advance in the price. Since then  consumers have Bhowu a decreasing disposition to buy for future  delivery, using up their stocks on  hand in preference to buying new  supplies, and the world's visible  Burplus has increased somewhat.  During this six months, however,  the actual supply of unmanufactured copper, visible and invisible,  has probably decreased rather than  increased.  In Europe, where the invisible  supplies were largest 'and  where  this  process of scraping out   the  bins has  been most   pronounced,  there has been a decrease of approximately 18,000,000  pounds in  tlie visible supply during  the past  six months, against an increase of  3(5,000,000 pounds in  the   United  States.     Noting   the increase  of  visiblo   surplus,    consumers   are  avoiding new purchasers as far as  possible, with a view to inducing  producing interests to lower their  prices.    There appears to   be no  good reason why producers should  do this, as the total surplus stockB  in    this country   are   little more  than sufficient to supply the consumption  demand during the remainder of this month and Jan-  nary, and a very considerable portion of the January requirements  have been engaged already.   It is  probable,  therefore,  tbat approximately half of the existing visible  surplus has been sold.  During  the  first half  of   this  month the foreign visible supply of  copper, including the stocks at  Hamburg and Rotterdam, decreased 3,122,500 pounds. The  visible stocks at world-wide points  are now smaller by nearly 40,000,-  000 pounds than they wero at the  beginning of this year.  It is not believed that there is  sufficient copper in existence to  force the price down below fifteon  cents, even if it were all sold ��������� by  auction in one day. Iii order to  conduct their business properly the  world's consumers should havo  every pound of the visible surplus  in their bins and warehouses.  Should anyone accnr to satisfy the  trade that the time had come to  buy copper it is improbable that  there would be enough to go  around and the concerted buying  might carry the price to twenty  cents a pound or even higher.  Electrification plans which are being worked out for the future will  call for considerably more copper  than the mines will be able to  supply.���������Boston Commercial.  Thinking Themes  Washing is an eternal necessity.  The housewife's complaint that  her work is never done, and that  things will ."ever stay clean, is a  complaint against life itself.  Every day, every hour, brings  its dirt. I must be wiping my feet,  washing my hands, brushing my  clothes, sweeping my hearth, and  doing the dishes.  Which is also quite true of my  mind and heart. Constantly they  are blown into my mind thoughts  that mnst be swept out. They are  mud and dirt to me.  My mental inner policeman is  always busy putting out loafers  and raginuffins. By this I mean  ideas that can only bother or make  trouble.  I would hate to bave you see the  little treacheries lies, sensualities,  selfishness, whimperings, cowardices, envies and the like tbat go  into my mental garbage can daily.  Anything that can kepp me dean  T am anxious to lind. What I ask  of a book or a friend is that the  psychic effect be antiseptic. I  have enough born poisons in me.  Happy is the man who has a  friend who can  "arouse tho neiiHiial from their  sleep  Of death arid win the  vacant and  tho vain  To noble raptures.''  About Taking Cold  The old-fashioned idea of putting on heavy underwear at the  first sign of a cold snap is responsible for more colds than the putting on of furs just because they  are new or because you are glad to  see them again.  People are more inclined to  dress for tho season than for the  weather, which is a great mistake.  Our seasons are different today  than , formerly. When I was a  child the snow was always packed  up around the bouse at Thanksgiving time and we bad to go about  in sleighs.  Today, we have little bad weather before Chiistnias, and sleighs  are as rare in cities as carriages  and horses.  It is much easier to take cold  from being too warm than from  being too cold.  Putting on heavier clothes always causes discomfort aud flannels are a great mistake. Heavy  stockings are not necessary to keep  the feet warm. And overheated  rooms are deadly.  A brisk walk on a cold day will  do more to warm the blood than  anything conceited to put into tbe  stomach.  Three good meals a day and a  warm outlook upon the world will  keep the. blood circulating sufficiently in the normal man or  .woman to prevent colds and all  other winter ills.  Naturally warm outer garments  must be worn in cold weather, but  bundling up i.s dangerous. No  change in undergarments should  be made, winter or summer, to insure, health.  But great oare sliould be taken  to been the feet dry and warm.  Rubbers should never worn for a  single, moment indoors. Thoy can  cause, the feet to draw and become  inflamed tho moment they strike  the warmth of a radiator.  When a bouse, is heated by dry  heat, steam or furnace, windows  should always be lifted slightly,  just enough to let in fresh air and  let out fetid air.  More red noses aro caused by  heat than cold and more," sore  throats come from tightly wrapping up the throat than from allowing it to be exposed to the  air. But you should not wrap it  up one day and leave it open the  next.  One mistake women make is in  taking warm baths and getting out  of the bath before the water has  been tbrroughly cooled. Tf the  cold water is allowed to run into  the tub after a warm wash until  the water is quite cold, and a cold  sponger or shower is used, no  woman, however delicate, need  fear a cold resulting from her ablution.  Remember: The fear of colds  causes more colds than the elements.���������Lillian Russell.  Switzerland's Army  The Kaiser has come and gone,  says a.Zurich letter. He, saw and  was convinced. For years he has  wanted to see tbe Republican  Militia Army of Switzerland. Finally, be frankly said he would  like to be invited, and the Swiss  could hardly do otherwise, than invite him. ITe came���������the first  crowned bead to pay Switzerland  an official visit. The Swiss are  proud of it, excepting, perhaps,  some socialists.  The Kaiser quickly perceived the  effectiveness, and efficiency of the,  wholly citizen army of Switzerland.  With liis usual frankness he spoke  words of praise, which fell pleasantly even upon Swiss ears, coming, au they did, from the head of  tho greatest army in the world.  His Majesty saw an army organized upon a basis which cost  89,000,000 a year, as against $350,-  000,000, which he pays for his  own military and naval forces. In  the event of war, Switzerland  would muster about 325,000 trained troops. It is estimated that  40,000 youths of about sixteen, all  excellent marksmen, would also  volunteer, and that, all told, Switzerland have more than 300,000  men for defence.  Military training in Switzerland  begins with the sixteenth year, but  it  is voluntary   until   twonty   is  reached. Every town has its  "cadet corps,'' Every youth and  the vast majority of men belong to  "schnetzen yereins." When most  boys are still riding hobby horses,'  the Swiss boy is already beiug  taught which is the business end of  a gun, and that you should never  look into that end.  There is no standing army.in  Switzerland. There are, however,  several thousand permanent officers, commissioned and non-commissioned, who are tho paid instructors. The number of men  that these instructors constantly  have under training suffices for all  peace purposes.  At the age of twenty years, every  Swiss begins military duty. In  the infantry he is trained sixty-five  days the first time; if ho enters the  artillery, seventy-five days, and  with the cavalry ninety days. He  is then dismissed, and between that  time and his thirty-second year he  serves seventy-seven daysiu eleven  periods*, of seven days each. The  Swiss average about ISO days'  actual service and training up to  his forty-eighth year, when military .service is no longer required.  Switzerland can mobilize, its  army in less time than any other  nation. This is made possible by  the fact that every man who has  served and is subject to call takes  his uniform, rifle and equipment  home with him. Hence the Swiss  army is constantly under arms.  At specified times the equipment  isMiispficted, and it should be said  that the, equipment of tho regular  armies of Europe are not kept in  better shape than that of the Swiss  citizen-soldier.���������Brooklyn Citizen.  More Newfoundlanders  Hon. Dr. Roche, Minister of the  Interior, has been in receipt of  many letters of congratulation in  regard to his order in removing the  immigration restrictions on Newfoundlanders coming into Canada  Former residents of the Ancient  Colony have particularly appreciated the move of the minister and  have written him thanking him for  the courtesy ho has extended to  Newfoundland and also expressing  the hope that the Borden government may be successful in bringing  the island into confederation.  They also hope that tho move will  result in more Newfoundlanders  coming to Canada instead of-going  to the United States.  Weeds Poison Crops  It has been generally supposed  that the principal effect upon the  soil, of weeds in tho growing crops,  was that that they took away  moisture and plant food that should  go to the crops. Recent investigation at Cornell University has  demonstrated that they have a  deleterious effect upon crops in  that they poison tho plants by their  intermingling of their roots. Corn  and weeds were allowed to grow  side by side in similar soil but with  partitions placed that the roots  were kept apart. Tho corn and  weeds grew normally. In������another  box tlie corn and weeds were placed  so that the, roots could intermingle,  with the result that the corn was  stunted and its growth materially  retarded. It is a case of incompatibility of association.  How to Start  The preacher says with prayer.  The physical culturists say with  calithenics   and   plenty  of   two-  cylinder lung exercises.  The hot sports recommend a  jolt of Hudson's Bay.  The boss says with a crowbar  and a jimmy and a club. '  The general meaning in each is  the same. The thing that's wanted  is something that will invigorate,  inspire and enthuse. The largest  percentage of failures in all kinds  of work take place at 8 in the  morning.  The old-fashioned habit of sweeping out in tbe morning had a great  virtue in showing the keen-eyed  clerk what was wrong about the  place, and giving him time to  evolve a day's program.  . To plan exactly what ought to  be done during the day is the fisBt  definite step toward getting something accomplished; and a peucil  and a pad used promptly at 8,  ante-meridian, is a better safeguard against the sheriff than a  Ross army rifle.  jThe best way to bag a flock of  ducks'is to aim specifically at one  of them every time.  j The man with a daily program  is in a position to aim definitely  at one thing; and with a list; before  him it is two to one that he will  aim at the most important thing  first.  "I forgot," is the motto, slogan  and war cry of men without programs; but the office man who  writes things down does not waste  his forenoons or scatter dragon's  teeth when ho ought to be mending fences.���������Harlan Read.,  When you want a headstonp or  monument write to the Kootenay  Monumental Works, Nelson, B.C.  His Name  In Dublin, a car. driver was  caught by a zealous policeman in  tho act of driving furiously. The  policeman stopped him and said,  "Ye must give me yer name," said  tho policeman. "But I won't give  ye my name," said the driver.  "Ye'll get yersilf into trouble,"  said tho policeman, if ye don't  give mo yer name." <(I won't  give ye me name," said the driver.  "Phat is yer name, now?" aBked  the angry policeman. "Ye'd better find out," said the driver.  "Sure and I will," said the policeman. He went round to the side  of the car where the name ought  to have been painted, but tbe  letters had been rubbed off.  "Aha!" said the policeman, "now  ye'll get yersilf into worse disgrace  than ever. Yer name appears to  be oblithrated." "Ye're wrong!"  roared the driver. ���������'��������� 'Tis O'Brien!"���������London Standard.  A Tough Road  Dave Hoy, tho well-known  rancher of Milne's Landing, arrived in town this week over the  Stoncy Creek sleigh road with a  freight outfit. He states tbat the  road is in poor condition owing to  the light snowfall. Mr. Hoy  brought iu a load of hay for sale.  He sold the whole load here at  going rate of SI 00 a ton.  The Stoney Creek section, Mr.  Hoy states, is very short of supplies. Settlers in that locality  havo been advised that there is a  similar shortage at this place,  and they are, therefore, freighting over the, longer and more  difficult Quesnel road. The light  snowfall has added to tho difficulty of tho transportation problem at this time of year, and the  wagon road between Quesnel and  Fraser Lake is lined with the  caches of the freighters who have  had to cut down their loads. Tho  trip between Milne's Landing,  seventy miles up the Nechaco  river from this place, is made by  Mr. Hoy in two and a half days.���������  Fort George Herald.  Explanation of Terms  May���������"Girls, what do the papers mean when they talk of seat of  war?"  Ella���������"I don't know anymore  than I do what a standing army  is."  "Bell���������"Why, how ignorant you  are. The seat of war is for the  standing army to sit ou when they  get ti rod." . '  WESTERN - - HOTELS.  NKWMAllKBT   MOTET,  Is the home for all touristB and  millionaires visiting- New Denver, British Columbia.  A. JACOBSON, Proprietor.  THIS   PROVINCE   HOTEL  Grand Forks, B.C., is in the centre  ot the city, and furnishes the public  witli every accommodation at  reasonable rates.  Km 11 Liii'Hon, Proprietor,  TIIK'KASLO    BOTKT.  Kaslo, B.' C��������� is a comfortable  home for ali who travel to that  city.  Cockle & Puywortn.  HOTEL KEREMEOS  Opposite depot. Extensive alter  ations have recently been made  rendering this hotel one of the  most comfortable in lhe interior.'  A choice selection of liquors and  cigars. New pool room and sample  rooms in connection.       ,  Mrs. A. F. K1RBY  HOTEL CASTLEGAR, Castlegar Junction.     All  modern. '   Excellent  accomodations for tourists and'  ,   drummers. Botinclarytrain leaves  here at 9.10 a.m.  ,   ��������� W. II.  CAGE, Proprietor  SIIERIillOOKK   HOUSK  Nelson; B. C. One minute's walk  from C. P. It station. Cuisine  unexcelled; Well heated and ventilated.  LAV1NCE & DUNK, Propiictors.  TllKMONT   HOUSK  Nelson, B. C, is run on tlio American ancl European plan. Steam  heated rooms. All white labor.  Special attention paid to dining  room.  KiliiHomo & Citiiiiiliull, I'i-ojih,  TULAMEEN HOTEL  Princeton, 13. C. is the headquarters for miners, investors  and railroad men. A fine location and everything first-class  KIRKPATRICK & fflALONE, Proprietors.  UltlDICSVII.r.K    IIOTKT..  Bridesville, B. C. This hotel is  within easy reach of all the leading  Boundary towns and the centre ol  a fine farming district. ���������  THOMAS   WAI.Slf,   T'ic>*iil������tor.  GRANITE CREEK HOTEL  Granite Creek,-B. C. Headquarters for mineis, prospectors and  ' railroad men. Gcod stabling in  connection. Tasty meals and  pleasant rooms.  '  II, COODISSON, Proprietor  ALGOAIA HOTEL  Deadwood, B. C. This hotel is  within easy distance of Greenwood  ( and provides a comfortable home  ���������for travellers. The bar has the  best of wines, liquors and cigars.   '  JAMES HENDERSON, Proprietor  THE SIMILKAMEEN HOTEL  Princeton. 'Tills liotel is new, comfortable ���������  WL-ll-furnUlie<l, and is cloie to the rallu-av  ilcpnt.   Modern accommodation ami sample moms.  SUMMERS & WARDLE. Proprietors  Frank FletcJicr  PUOVINOIAT.  LAN������ SlTKVKYOK,  Nelson, B. C.  J. E.  CAMERON,  Leading Tailor of the Kootenays.  KASLO,    B.   C.  LAKKVIKW   HOTKIi  in Nelson, B. C, employs all  whito help and is a home for thc  world at $ 1.00 a day.  '      Xtip. Blulletto, l'roprlutor.  II. W. Farmer  Notary Public, Real Estate, Etc.  Rock Creek, B. C.  ARG������  THNNEL  Work goes steadily on at  the Argo mine, and indications  point to the early striking of the  lead. From the amount of lead  matter that has recently been encountered it looks as though a  large deposit of high grade ore  might be struck any day. A few  shares of the Argo mining stock  make a good holiday present,  and at the same time will assist  one of the most important enterprises in the district. He who  helps his town helps himself.  OLA LOFSTAD  President  JAMES McCREATH  Secretary.  Needed Them  "Are there lots of mosquitos  ahout here.  "Not one."  "Then I can't take tho place.  My wifo won't let me smoke unless  tho mosquitos are bothering her."  ���������Lippincott's.  Russia began a forest policy in  1613 and had forest reserves in  1(587. She possesses today the  greatest store of timber in the  world.  One forest in Franco pays over  $20,000,000 annually. Such a  thing as a fire, is of course, unknown.  There as a town in Europe where  citizens get a dividend over and  abovet'ne municipal expenses. Wise  use of the surrounding forest has  made it a permanent and growing  revenue producer.  France has spent $40,000,000 in  an endeavor to prevent the orosion  of the soil from mountains whose  slopes hnve been denuded of timber through forest fires.  The forest industry had a value  to British Columbia in 1911 of  $28,000,000, almost equivalent to  tho value of the foodstuffs produced and imported.  H. R. MacMillan, -chief foreBtor  of the province has established a  bureau of information in tho Forest Branch, Victoria, from which  BtatisticH etc., regarding the forest  and the forest industries may ho  had.   .  While a boy at school in England, a certain Japanese wrote in  his diary: "If one says ho could  not succeed his ambition because  he has not money enough, I would  call him a slave of money, If one  says he could not because ho is not  strong enough, I would call him a  slave of his body; and if one says  he could not because his relatives  or friends would not lot him do so,  I would call him a slave of any o  them!" The English may be  dubious, but the sentiment shines  with a beauty that would dignify  any language.���������Youth's Companion.        ,  Don't shut out the sunlight from  your home. Better have faded  carpets than bad health.        ������������������<  Subscribers are reminded that  The Ledge is $2 a year when  paid in advance. When not so  paid it is $2.50 a year.  tr  Illicitly Btopa  coughs,  die throat and lung*.  cures  colds, and  henli  t:      90 cents. UrT  THE   LEDGE,- GREENWOOD,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.  W >.'-r.\ ifr. -; '':\^i;;V ;;��������� ^^^^i^^im^;'^^;^  ' ' ���������     , ��������� ��������� " ���������     ',''''. -''��������� i   " ". !������������������ i '.",������������������', . i".1 ''. v A !  /.^n.gfijjVrjii  im  MANUFACTURING JEWELER  The Only Up-to-Date Optical    Mje/.M      o    n ,  Department in the Interior.    meison,    D,  ks.  *?^~X*,X***X"XKK**X'*H**X,<*'X"X**X''X^  TEMPERANCE |  is all right if shorn ofliumbuggery.  '-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 sliould have a moderate  supply of pure wines or liquors in  , the closet for emergency���������either  unexpected visitors or sudden illness, when a drop of pure liquor  , in time may forestall all necessity  for drugs.  ������  Humor and  Philosophy  Br DVfi/CAJV M. SMITH  WHAT HE DESERVES.  WAVES OF LIGHT.  They Vary In Length and on That  Account.Vary In Color.  I. : I     -. i  rilHE man who thinks that he Is It,  x    Who's sure that lie's a brand new bit  Willi people great and people small,  Who's certain that lie knows It all���������  1fes'"ull there Is aiiu,maybe morels truly a tremendous bore.  He Is a man, 1 bay, whom you'll  Avoid as you'd a tricky mule.  Greenwood Ciquor %mmv, Importers, Greenwood, B. 0. J  $6*x������x-<"X~:~X"X**<h}*>>^  ^������^������^������^^^^������^������^������^i^������^������^������^������^ir^^i^������4^<^?S������^������ <&&-������<&������&&&���������  l  t  V  a  e  i  Dealers in Freslrand Salt Meats, Fish  and Poultry. ��������� Shops, in nearly all-the  towns of thc Boundary and Kootenay.  COPPER STREET, GREENWOOD, B.C.  i  i  He's always round with his advice  And certain lie Is "cutting tee.  He puts It out In easy reach  And-suys tliut.lMs sure a peach,  And bound to help you while you wait,  As certain and as suie as fate.  Just ask him.    He will do the rest   ���������  ' Or bust the buttons off? his vest. ;  He's brimming rull of arguments  That look to you like thirty cents, -  But he Is sura that they aro right  And hands tlieiu'out in sheer delight   '.  It's bound lo be lust what you need.  This blooinln' bunk that is his screed.  Ho showeis it luund as thick as hall  Comes riding on an August gale.  When he Is ready to begin \,  We ought to take the rellow In,  Tie to his head a ."liken bag,  So when his tongue begins to wag  The heated air will soon or lalo  The pretty llttlo b.ig innate,  And then tho trusty silk balloon  Will bear him upwatd to the moon.  OUR SUNLIGHT IS.PURE.WHITE  Stern Necessity Again,  IJ  1)  Sfmmwmmmmmmmfnmmmmmmmfnmmmmn^  I Greenwood to Phoenix Stage I  iB Leaves Greenwood Daily at 3 p. m. 3  s~ Arrives Greenwood Daily at 10 a. m.'        =2  ST GREENWOOD OFFICE  CLUB CIGAR STORE =3  "She's one of our most popular jjlrlg."  "But she isn't pretty."  "Not a bit"  "How do you account for ber popularity?"  "She's so poor that she has to ple.'isr������  every one or she wouldn't get invited,  out at all."  ������=H.   M.   LAING, ��������� PROPRIETOR 3  1  il!  ii!  i!  -;���������  The Midway Store for Quality Goods  General Merchandise, Boots, Shoes,  Dry Goods, Hardware, Sleighs,  Wagons, Buggies and all kinds of  Agricultural and Horticultural Implements and Appliances.  '���������  i*  An Immediacy.  "He's afraid he won't be a hie to pay  his debts."  "Some fool, isn't he?"  "Think so?"  "Sure."  , "Why?"  "The thing to worry about U whether  you will be able to accuniulaie any  debts."  Explained.  "I wonder why they do it?"  "Who do what?"  "Men learn to swear after they  married."  "Did you ever notioe what poor cooks  brides are?"  ara  His Wsy.  "Soon It will'be time to swin*,' In tho  hammock.   Can you beat it?"  "I usually do."  "How's that?"  "When the mosquitoes serenade the  hammock."  JAS. G. McMYNN, MIDWAY, B. C.  FREE-  TO FUR SHIPPERS  Tlie most accurate, reliable an.l only Mirlcet Keiiort  ami Price Lht of I Is Mint pulilhlud.  .   "QTIyr ,*5>lntlirrt g>lj"unu?r"  .Mailed HUT.  to tlicwc lutenslul In  11 iw Fun  SEND US YOUR NAME ON A POSTAL���������TODAY  It's not a TrappLr's Guttle, lint a. ptiMiriliou Issued  cut)- tuo wceli, ulili Iikiuijoii ri.portiofuli.il U  iloIujflnallthe.MarkLlioftlit. Wuilit In American  Row Furs. Tills iufornution Is uurtliliuiulmh of  dollars to }ou.  Write for It���������NOW���������IT'S FREE  A.  B. SHUBERT  The Largest House In ihe World dealing exclusively In  American Raw Furs  25-27 Vf, Michigan St., Dept,40 CHICAGO, ILL, U.S.I  Plumber  .-    -   ��������� r  i  J!  i  LORNE TERHUNE  Will be pleased to meet his  many friends at the     .   ,  0. K. Cigar Store  Copper St., Greenwood.  All the leading Tobaccos  and Cigars and Cigarettes.  Candies for the Children,  Cautious.  "Would you accept me if I were to  propose to you?"'  "Dear me!"  "Come now.   Would you?"  "You mljrbt try wc aud set*"  All That's Nocssary.  "He hasn't much of an income."  "Oh, but that doesn't matter."  "Why?"  "Because he isu't much of a man."  Good Suggestion.  "I am the black sheep of (he family.'"  "Why don't you try peroxide?"  Bound to Come.  The suffragette ia waiting yet  To land the ballot dear.  She'll do or die just now and try  Tho game again next year.  \  i  i  and  Tinner  ������  I have taken over the  MoArtliur shop and am  prepared to execute all  orders for plumbing and .  tinsmithing. -Get your  BtovPH in condition before tho snow (lies.  LYNN CREEK DAIRY  DELIVERED  To any part of the city or district  J. McDO NELL, Proprietor  PERT PARAGRAPHS.  Death appears  thing with whic!  ones don't want to take a chance.  to be the only sure  some of tlie sporty.  GEORGE CLERF.  I  ���������h  %  "J  oooooooooooooooooooooooo-oo  MRS. THOMPSON  Dealer in Dry  & Fancy Goods  ^G^iTtWOD  0<KH>������<*K><>0O0O0<>O<>O<XH>0<K><>0d  Ivcaves Mother Lode  9,30 a. in.  6:30 p. ni.   ���������  Leaves Greenwood  2:00  8:30  m.  m.  Saturday last stape' leaves  Mother Lode 6 p. in. Returning-,  leaves Greenwood 10 p. in,  Greenwood Office  NORDEN   HOTEL  mtW ijf (J* J*t Jfi t������V ijf t^V 0* *$��������� W* t/* dfl |tH l������M iH *JtM  Don't Be HOODWINKED  WE NEVER CHANGE BRANDS  1  ARE A I QUALITY  The BRILLIANTES  Arc the Best Clear llavanas In Canada  Made by Union Lalior In the liust Hygienic Factory in the country.   Cull for  them and k<h value for vciur money In-  Htcad of ri)|ie  WIXBERG & WOLZ, Prop. B.C. Clear  Factory, New vVestmluster, B. C.  Sometimes a man feels so bad that  there is only oue thing on earth that  he. wants to do aud that is to go home  and blame his wife,  s -_  There aro men who are so peculiar  that they can't go to prayer nii'i'tiiig  without haviug an air of conspiracy  about them.  It Is sometimes hard to forgive a  person wo don't like, no matter hovr  blameless his conduct may he.  If you want to got a man's Interest  nn excellent way Is to hold his uiort-  irage and send u reliable collector round  ivgiilarly.  It Isn't considered good form In our  best families to Invite tho guests rnti  had at your wedding to the divorce  proceedings.  Other people's trials aren't so bad as  long as they don't tell us about them.  No girl whose mother doesn't know  how to iron Is likely to have the hammock habit to an alarming extent.  Being a good listener has brought  many a man to the verge of Insanity.  The Arc Lighi Is Its Closest Rival,  With Its 10,000 Candle Power Per  Inch���������The Way aHuman Being With  X Ray Eyes Would Be Handicapped.  Light travels at a'speed of 180,000  miles n.bccoiiil. The source of all light,  except the light from iireflies and their  kin. Is a substance raised to a temperature siillicieiit to set up waves in the  siiri'oiiutliug ether. Light waves vary  in length between l-3.'i-iU0 and 1-05000  ot nn Inch, the Urst being extreme red  ii ml tlie second being extreme violet  liuji of white light have a length of  1--I,"ihio of an inch. The sun is a great  m.iss of white hut mutter.  In an arc lamp It is the white hot  parliclcs of carbon floating between  the two electrodes which pruduce light.  In I lie incandescent lamp it Is the hairpin liliiinent inside the glass glouo  which, when Heated by electricity,  gives otf light waves. In gas and oil  lumps light is produced by the heated  pai'licles of carbon iii the llatiie above  lhe wick or inniitle. Tht; eye cau  Maud without tiring a brilliancy of  about live , candlepowei' per square  inch of surface. '1 he ordinary caudle  Hume gives lrom I wo to three candle*  power per square inch, while the sun  nt zenith give* liilti.(XK) caudlepower per  squaii* inch The are light ranks next  to Minlight, with 10,0(K) caudlepower  per inch and the best tungsten lilametit  iiicniiilcM'cnts give about l.tKJO candle-  powei  The prism shows us that white light  is I'MiiipuM-d ol a happy blend of,all  the colors ot the spectrum. The sun  gives tup only pure white light, with  the arc lamp a close second, and the  'liiclnl lllaiiient ' incandescents taking  third place. Sky light, such as comes  from the north on a clear (lay, is bluish  white, (las inaiillcs give u greenish  light, open Hume a yellow light and  kerosene an orange light  In the dark no color exists. The  color ot linht depends upon the length  of Ihe waves. The light source which  we know as red gives off only waves  of a length lo produce that particular  colon A body appears red because Its  surface absorbs till thc other waves and  reflects the red waves back into tho  eye. A thing looks black when It is  capable ot absorbing all the colors at  once.  Light rays, being In active motion,  produce heat when they meet with resistance in their path. This is why  black clothing is warmer in summer  than white clothing, the resistance being on the surface of the white clothing and nearer the skin when we wear  black.  The eyes have only a certain range,  weak enough at best As we all know,  there tire times when all appears block:  to us and yet animals can see. The  trouble Is the faint light rays move  too slowly to be registered on the human retina. The X ray has proved beyond a doubt that there are light rays  which move too fast for human eye9  to register. This light penetrates books,  wood, paper and even human flesh.  With the X rays to assist our eyes  we can see the hones In our arm without bothering to remove our shirt. But  a man. with X ray eyes would be sadly  handicapped in this world,,for he could  see nothing but solids, such as earths  and metals, and would be unable to  see a board fence at all. To us all Is  darkness beyond what our eyes will  register.  Light rays themselves nre Invisible.  When they move through the ether  alone our eyes cannot see them; consequently all Is total darkness. But  when they meet with the resistance of  our atmosphere, producing heat, they  register on lhe retina, and. behold,  we can see. As ihe atmosphere thins  rapidly as we go upward, so, in proportion, the air resistance diminishes,  and consequently the heat of (be sun  seems to grow less. This explains why  the tops of very high mountains are always covered with snow.���������New i'ork  Tress.  THE BRUNSWICK HOTEL  CIGAR    AND   NEWS   STAND  CARMI -        - B.    C.  Is now "open to the public, ' New build/  ing, new furnishings and. everything for  the comfort of our patrons. Sample rooni  and barn in connection,  J, B. SHERIDAN  MANAGER  92BBBSSBKBB  EHOLT, R C  IE.  John   JWe^ellat*/  ,  ,       Proprieter.  ... r    , ,oM<'Wbi  ���������-" i ''������������������!ijA'   ���������'}-i'i'<'r'}'  ^;fi^?;f.{lf<  ���������" --;.7/*.f <:-���������\  ' -<���������;;���������< -i.?4>m  i '      s  '     ' k <    i J  ���������   ,-.*";:���������''#������  ,    ���������   . * '.i.;, 11,B  m i /;!,, ",  NRW ADVERTISING SCALE.  The newspapers in Greenwood, Phoenix ami Grand Forks have adopted the  following scale for legal advertising:  Application   for   Liquor  Licence  '30 days) f5.oo.  Certificate of Improvement Notice  .(60 days) $7.50  Application to rurchase Land Notices (60 clays) /-7-SO  Delinquent Co-owner Notices (90  days) {10.00  Water Notices (small) $7.50  All other legal advertising, 12 cents a  line, single column, for the first insertion; and S cents .1 line for each subsequent insertion.  Nonparicl nicasuteiueiit  COAL AND OIL NOTICE  NOTICE is hereby given that, thirty  days after date, I intend lo apply lo the  Minister of Lands for a Licence lo prospect ior coal and petroleum on the" following described lands, situate in the  Siuiilkaineeu Land Division of Yale  District:���������Commencing al a post at the  southeast corner of 1,01687, being also  the .southwest corner of Lot 1456s; thence  cast 80 chains; thence north So chains;  thence we.st 80 chains; thence south 80  chains to the place of commencement,  and containing 640 acres.  ���������Dated November 24th, A.D. 1912.  JOHN ZURFLUH, Locator.  Per S. I5ENERMAN, Agent.  11 '/.>*'fi  '- *.,' /' '"''I  !"''f''Mi  *���������     -<*-'������������������' r  ,- -1 i\i>  1 i ���������.% \*  ' - vv:'i  '���������/ ''"-'���������>"  COUNTY COURT OF YALE.  ASIIT1XO of the County Court of Yule will  Im Iioldun nt the Court Houso. Gieonivood,  on Tuesday tlio 21st (lay of January, 11113, at  cloven 0 I'lock 111 tlie forenoon.  By order,  WAI/TER DIJWDNEY,  ItCRistrnr C. O. of Y.  ESTRAV  NOTICE  STRAYED into Carnii, early iu  the  summer, two bay horses.   Brand's cannot  be made out. Owner wishing information  can notily V. C. Johnson.  Canui, December 12, 1912.  First-class in everything.  Steam - heat, electric ��������� light,  private 'baths. Telephone  in every room. First-class  bar and barber shop.  'Bus meets all trains.  LI0.U0R ACT, 1910  Sec. 3fi.  Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations.  ^OAL mining rights ofthe Dominion,  ^���������"> in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and in a portion of British  Columbia, may be leased for a term of  twenty-one years at an annual rental of  J1 an acre. Not more than 2,560 acres  will be leased to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made  by the applicant in person to the Agent  or Sub-Agent of the district in wliich the  rights applied for are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must be  described by sections, or legal sub-divisions of sections, and in unstirveyed  territory the tract applied for shall be  staked out by the applicant himself.  Eaqh application must be accompanied  by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if  the rights applied for are not available,  but not otherwise. A royalty shall be  paid on the merchantable output of the  mine at the rate of five cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the royalty  thereon: If the coal mining 'rights are  not being operated, such returns should  be furnished at least once a year.  The lease will include the coal mining  rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available  surface rights may be considered necessary for the working of the mine at the  rate of $ro.oo an acre.  For full in formation application should  be made to tlie Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any  Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N.B.���������Unauthorized publication of this  advertisement will not be paid for.  NOTICE iu hereby (riven that, oil the first  d.iy of Ki-lii n.iry hum, application will be made  to tin- Superinleiulenl of 1'ioviiiclAl Police, for  the irram of a licence for lhe sale of liquor In-  retail, in and uikiii the premises known as tbe  Brunswick lintel, siinale.it Carnii, B.C., Simil-  kaineen Division of Y.ile, B.C.  Dated this 19tn day of December, 1912.  J.  B.  SHERIDAN  QUEEN'S   HOTEL,-  Tbe Newest and Largest Hotel in  the City.    Everything 'neat, clean  and comfortable.    Steam heat and ,  electric light.   Meals ancl drinks at  all hours.  CHISIIOLM & HARTMM  ��������� '��������� '���������?���������,.  Props.  Simple Directions.  .They were telliiit,' stories of the late  Andrew I.an1,' in one ot the clubs tlio  other nij,'ht.  One man told a story of a dinner Invitation ftiven [>y .\lr. \mwh. lie was  staying in Mnrlowos road, Karl's court,  a street away at the end of tlmt lotnj  Cromwell road, wliich seems to ^o on  forever. The j,rue*-t wns not very sure  Jiow to get to Miiiluwes road, and Lung  very kindly explained.  "Walk right along Cromwell road."  lie said, "till you drop dead, and my  house is just opposite!"���������London Answers.  At the Musicale.  "How did you like Miss  Kuzoz/.le'n  nrin nt lhe musicale last night'/" asked  Mrs. Oldcastle.  ,"I didn't notice It." replied Mrs. Got-  tulotle, "but 1 thought them back earrings she had on looked kind of  cheap."���������Chicago Kecord-Herald.  The man who lends  should be in the cheer  a forlorn hope  ud business.  Something Wrong.  Mrs.���������Am 1 still "the'star of your  life," as I was when you used to write  love letters to tne? Mr.���������Of course,  denr. Mrs.���������I don't seem to be drawing a star salary, though.  CEALED TENDERS addressed to the  ^ undersigned, and endorsed "Tender for Interior Fittings for Post Office at  Grand Forks, B.C.," will be received at  this office until 4.00 p.m., on Monday,  January 20, 1913, for the work mentioned.  Tenders will not be considered unless  made upon fonnssupplied by Department  and in accordance with conditions contained therein.  Plans and specifications to be seen on  application to Mr. G. D. Clark, Clerk of  Works, Public Building, Grand Forks,  B.C., Mr. W. Henderson, Resident Architect, Victoria, B.C., and at the Department of Public Works, Ottawa.  Each tender must be accompanied by  an accepted cheque 011 a chartered bank,  payable to the order of theltonorablc the  Minister of Public Works, equal to ten  per cent, (ro p.c.) of the amount of the  tender.  Bv order,  R. C. Di-SROCHERS  Secretary  Department of Public Works,  ���������3247S       Ottawa, December 27, 1912.  About Float  Float is not a periodical.  It is a book containing 8G ���������  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  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   letters to  R. T. Lowery  ���������      GREENWOOD, B. C.  ON PARLE FRANCAIS  NATIONAL HOTEL  GREENWOOD, B. C.  The   Really Best House  in the Boundary.  Recently Remodelled aud  Strictly Up-to-Date.  Restaurant in connection  OWEN   BO YER  PROP.  WINDSOR HOTEL  The Windsor Hotel is one of thc  best furnished hotels in the West.  It is located in the heart of Greenwood 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.  TUNING  Mr. Charles E. King will visit  Greenwood at an early date. Leave  orders for guaranteed pianoforte  tuning at White's Drug Store.  GRAND CENTRAL   HOTEL   Opposite Postoffice, NELSON, B. C.  American and European Plans,  H. H. PITTS, Prop.  CENTRAL HOTEL  PHOENIX.  One of the largest hotels in  the city.   Beautiful location,  fine_roonis and tasty meals.  A. O. JOHNSON  PROP.  NELSON HOUSE  SMOKE   Mountaineer and Kootenay Standard Cigars.    Made by  J. C. THELIN & Co., NELSON.  COAL AND Oil, NOTICE  Action from youth, advice from mid-  die age, prayers from the need.-He-  slod.  SHOES SHINED r  |: At the Windsor Hotel by |  ZACK WATSON I  r������ ��������� ��������������� ;���������  MESSENGER SERVICE X  .j,.j..j������j,.jMj.,ji.j,.ji,j���������j),j���������j,^���������j.^���������j(,j,^���������j.^.^  ADVERTISE IN IHE LEDCE  0<KKK>**>0<K><X><><X>00<H><><H>000<><>  T.'  THOMAS  CLOTHES CLEANED  PRESSED AND REPAIRED  TAILOR - GREENWOOD  0*3<>0<H>|CKK><>0<><K>*00<>*00<>000000  NOTICE is hereby given that, thirty  days after date, I intend to apply to the  Minister of Lands for a Licence to prospect for coal and petroleum ou the following described lands, situate, in the  Siuiilkaineeu Land Division of Vale  District:���������-Commencing at a post at the  southeast corner of Lot 6S7, being also  the southwest corner of Lot 1,456s; thence  west So chains; thence south 80 chains;  thence east 80 chains; thence north So  chains to the place of'commencement  and containing 640 acres.  Dated November 24th, A.D. 1912.  HENRY STRAUSS, Locator.  1'cr S. IlENERMAN, Agent.  ASSAY E R  E. W. WIDDOWSON, Assayer and  Chemist, 15ox mioS, Nelson, U. C,  Charges:���������Gold, Silver, Lead or Copper,  (i .'each. Gold-Silver, or Silver-Lead,  ji.50. Prices for other metals: Coal,  Cement, Fireclay, analyses 011 application. The largest custom assay office in  British Columbia.  NELSON.  European Plan.  Cafe open day'and night.   Har.  Merchant's lunch 12 to 2.  W.  A. WARD  Phone 27.  PROPRIETOR.  P. O. Hox 597.  COAL AND OIL NOTICE  NOTICE is hereby given that, thirty  days after date, I intend to apply to thc  Minister of Lands for a Licence to prospect for coal and petroleum in the following described lands, situate in the  Siintlkaineeu Land Division of, Yale  District:���������Commencing at a post at the  southeast corner of Lot 687, being also  the southwest corner of Lot 1,456s, thence  cast 80 chains; thence south So chains;  thence west 80 chains; thence north 80  chains to the place of commencement,  and containing 640 acres.  Dated November 24th, A.D. 1912,  FRED MOSER, Locator.  Per S.  IlENERMAN, Agent.  STARKEY&CO.  NELSON, B.C.  ' MINING,'  BROKERS ���������  PROSPECTS BOUGHT AND SOLD  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 & HINE      -      Proprietors  LOWERY'S CLAIM  During the 87 months that Lowery'a  Claim was on earth it did business all  over the world. . It . waft tho most  unique, independent and fearloss journal over produced in Canada. Political  and theological enemies pursued it with  the venom of a rattlesnake until the  government shut it out of thc mails,  and its editor ccasad to publish it,  partly on account of a lazy liver and  partly because it takes a pile of money  to run a papor that is outlawed. Iher'n  are still 20 different editions of this condemned journal in print. Send lOeonte  and get one or $2 and get the bunch.  11. T. LOWERY,  Greenwood, B. 0.  GREENWOOD and  MIDWAY STAGE  Leaves Greenwood for Spokiuie  at 7 a. in., and for Oroville at 2:30  p. m. Leave orderfl at Terliune'8  Cigar Store.       'Charles Russell.  ���������:-:**:**:������:������:**x..x������:������x*<-:-������k**x**>X'*:">  UL  your Razors Honed  and Your Baths at  FRAWLIY'S  SARBER SHOP  GREENWOOD.  t  i  ���������������  ?  ?  ?  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  Y  ������  ������  ������  ������  !  ������  2tCJ|  m  M^mmi^m  pasjl  S5ys  ���������iarti n  HiEsfVa!  bV!Aw!fi*������utsvR*^9j^^r"  V-Usuri THE   LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA  U+Ttr^mm^M^A-^mj^Vmi^m-W Mltlf  00<K>0<)000<K>0000<>00<>000<><K>0  I    BOUNDARY MINES    |  OOOOO OOOOOOOC*000<>CK><>CK><KK>0  Last week the Rawhide shipped  4,228 tons of ore.  Last week the Granby mine  shipped'21,999 tons of ore.  Last week the Granby smelter  treated 24,055 tons of ore.  Last week the Mother Lode  mine shipped 7,2S0 tons of ore.  Last week the Greenwood  smelter treated 14,753 tons of ore.  Last week the Napoleon 'mine  shipped 795 tons of ore.  Last week- the Queen Victoria  mine shipped 30G tons of ore.  Last week the shipments of  blister copper from the Granby  smelter amounted to 523,000, a  total for the year of 22,SS2,500  pounds.  0000<K>0<>0<XK>CK><>0<X>0<>-CK>OCH>0  %       ���������  9  0  O-00<X>0OO0<K>OO0'C*O<>OO0<>0<>CK><>  B. C. MINING NEWS  George J, Novak returned a few  clays since from Highland Valley,  near Ashcroft. where lie has been  for two and a half months looking  after liis mining property in that  section. In a chat had with him  ho stated that there, it is now being proved, thc ore bodies go down.  As an evidence of this he said that  within the last three years owners  of properties there have been exploiting at depth and have found  oii the McGilvray for instance, ore  at a depth of 200 feet. The Top-  notch group has four feet of copper ore at a depth of 125 feet that  will average eight per cent, copper  and S4 in gold and silver values.  The Glossy group is being developed by a shaft which has reached  a depth of forty feet, and the ore  runs from $G0 to ������100 per ton. A  few years ago these properties were  i*ot known.  A shaft was sunk on the Highland group to a depth of sixty-three  feet and a ledge over two feet in  width encountered, the ore from  which goes G.2 per cent, copper,  S1.20 in silver and S2.S6 in gold  to the ton. Crosscutting is now in  progress toward the main ore body,  which will be intersected in the  next fifteen feet. This ore body,  which has been opened up by open  cuts and a ten foot shaft, is twenty  feet in width.  The owners of the several properties in Highland Valley are now  developing them in a very systematic and workmanlike manner,  while a few years ago they simply  potholed.  The government has promised to  build a wagon road from Spatsum  to Highland Valley, a distance of  fourteen miles, which will give the  different properties shipping facilities.  The B. C.   Copper Co.,   a short  time since, took a bond ou the  Maggie group, consisting of several  claims near Highland Valley, for  $170,000.  There is, a deal in progress for  the Topnotch, in Highland Valley,  which has GOO tons of pay ore on  the dump aud has extensive underground development. .The owners  of the Glossy group were offered  84S,000 for the group but it was  refused, as they consider the property worth more than this sum.  A few years ago the mining section around Ashcroft, including  the Highland Valley, had an unjustifiable setback, but its genuine  merits are now proven and the  section is again receiving recognition, and it looks as though it has  a future of much promise, and people there firmly bolieve that there  will be a boom, as they consider  that there is no mining section of  British Columbia that has more  real merit. Mining property there  of value can bo purchased on fairly  reasonable terms.-Rossland Miner.  W. Oliphant Bell, in a recent  issue of tho Vancouver World, has  the following to say on tho mining  situation:  ��������� It is very gratifying to. bo able  to record that the provincial government is at last stirring itself on-  behalf of the mining industry of  B. C. Iu a recent newa item appeared an announcement that the  government intends to establish  mining exhibits in various centres  of Europe and the United States,  and also disseminate information  about the mineral resources in connection therewith, which is believed will create an healthy interest in this province. This step  is highly corumendablo and can  only result in beneGt to us all.  We have, as a community, absolutely failed to realize that mining is the mainstay of this province. This does not disparage  other natural industries, it merely  claims what is due to mining, and  if examined intelligently is an indisputable fact. In actual numbers of ineu employed directly and  indirectly, value of output, capital  investment in plant and equipment  and potential resources, mining  stands at the head of our industrial  list. We have unlimited timber  reserves, capable of great expansion, it is true, but the example of  the United States points to an ultimate reduction of these reserves.  Our fisheries are .valuable, and will  probably remain a great asset for  many years, but thoy have their  limitations. Our agricultural resources are not extensive, and never can become so, as Nature has  created mountains instead of  plains, Therfore we must admit  that the' mineral wealth undeveloped affords the greatest opportunities   for the    employment of  Pure������������������ Wholesome'-'Ket  Indispensable  Its fame is world-wide. Its superiority  unquestioned. Its use is a protection  against alum food. In buying baking  powder examine the label carefully  and be sure the powder is made from  cream of tartar. Other kinds do not  make the food healthful.  capital and support of the future  population of the province.  This year our production should  approach the 30,000,000 mark unless the strike of tlie coal miners  on Vancouver Island seriously  affects the total, and if the price of  tbe common metals is maintained,  as there if every reason to believe  it will be, next year should witness  a substantial advance upon this  year's figures. For /ill too long  mining has had to make its way  unaided, and even in face of popular prejudice and financial diaap-  pointment. It has had no recognized standing except by those corporations which had their money  profitably invested, and they for  selfish but perfect'y natural reasons, have always kept thoir business to themselves, and have not  sought to draw attention, to (he  country which they were operating  in with success and over which  they exercised a virtual dictatorship.  Obviously private agencies are  not capable of attracting outside  capital here unless thoy have tho  assistance and recognition of some  recognized authority, such as the  [government of the country. If we  wish to profit by the introduction  of foreign capital, we must offset  any previous prejudice which may  and does exist in Eastern Canada  and England resulting from the  wild and'unbusinesslike methods  of the early days. The mining industry has got beyond the experimenting stage, and we can invite  with every confidence outsiders to  come in and participate in tins revival which has latterly set in. It  is to facilitate this movement that  tho provincial government proposes  to take a hand, and there cau be  no room for doubt that its effects  in this.direction will bring direct  and prompt results.  Once stamp an article or an industry with government approval  and it will draw world-wide attention to itself. Let the same government also lend its portego all  the financial support possible and  consistent with sound development,  and it will be surprising to note  how rapidly it will gain a reputation for foresight and judgement in  the eyes of the world, for in no  other industry is theie so much  publicity attained amongst capitalists as in the mining sphere. Mining capital is international in character. It goes where it receives  the most sympathetic treatment  and where it can be profitably em*  ployed. There are many reasons  why it should come to this province. First, on account of the  topographical nature of the conn try.  which is adapted to economical development; second, by reason ofthe  cheap water power available in all  parts of the province; third, the  supply right at hand in most cases  of suitable mining timber; fourth,  perfect security of title. These  aro all important points, to offset  which there is only one drawback,  viz., lack of transportation. This  certainly does offset all the foregoing advantages, but it is rapidly  being solved by the construction of  a net work of railways which will  make many sections of the country  available for development.  The railroad is the one prime  requisite which nature has not  supplied and which has militated  more than anything else against  the more rapid expansion of our  mineral wealth. It must be remembered, however, in justice to  ourselves, that it is only within  most recent times that, as a community, we possessed the necessary  confidence in ourselves and had  tho financial resources, and could  forecast with an .degree of certainty what the future held for  Canada at large and this province  iu particular. Therefore, while  our progress may have been slow,  we havo tho satisfaction of knowing now that there is nothing wliich  can prevent our steady and continuous growth.  It is stated that the clean-up of  the Yukon Gold Company for the  season will exceed last year's output by $1,000,000. Dredging was  carried on to the first week in  November and plenty of water  available.' The past summer has  been considered a successful one  in the Yukon, the production being .������6,000,000, the highest since  1898.  ,  P. Burns & Co. propose to have  their Sheep Creek (Alta.) anthracite mine in producing condition  within two years. At present the  mine is under development under  the supervision of A. Sharp. Next  year it is proposed to put in hand  the construction of a railway to  the mine, which will then be  equipped with an up-to-date plaut,  aud promises to become one of the  most important mines in Alberta.  A new coal property has been  taken up by Mackay & Dippie of  Calgary. It is located at the head  of the Kananaskis river, on the  east side of tho divide from tbe  Sheep Creek property of P. Burns  & Co. Jas. Ashworth recently  made an exhaustive examination  of the coal deposits on the property and we understand his report  was favorable, establishing the  fact that tho coal is of a high quality bituminous, with valuable  properties as a steam coal.  Sir Donald Mann failed to exercise his options on Groundhog  Mountain coal.  P. Watkins Evans and O. Grossman have returned from their examination of Groundhog Mountain  coalfield for the National Finance  Company, but the secretary of the  company tefuscs to divulge the  nature of their report. Mr. Evans  will return next spring.  Came onto the .old Casselmati ranch,  near Boundary Falls, about a month ago,  a bay horse, white face and white hind  foot. Weighs about 1,000 pounds and is  about 16 years old.  December aSth, 1912.  J.  C. BOLTZ  Boundary Falls.  IS THE  BED LIGHT OF DANGER"  Tone  Up  on Kemp's  Invalid Port Wine  Nature rings its warning. A  neglected cold is the shortest'road  to physical ruin.    But���������  Mathieu's Syrup of Tar and Cod  Liver Oil removes the present  danger and protects from future  risk.  Tar and Cod Liver Oil are twin  agents in the work of cold removal and body building. Tar  lias wonderful healing and Cod  Liver Oil great body building  power. In Mathieu's Syrup tb.p  two are combined in a most effective way. So much so that its use in  serious colds has worked wonders  ���������but, don't wait for the cold to  become serious, attack it on its  first approach.    Large bottle 35c.  A-!: yrnir dealer ior "Mathieu's Gyrup" t  Witr-n W-.idnclir ami frv?rnrc preienl with  1 ��������������������������� \.\  inks M.'illnVii'i Nervine  Powders   to  ->'<lm'e  tin-   t.'i'i't  ;.im1  iillny  lhe pnln.   J. I,.  Kutlilcu   Co., Prop,, ar.T"brooke, Que.    (H)  Winnipeg Stock at Messrs Ferguson Bros.  123 Banatyne Ave , Winnipeg.Man.  IK DRUG ST  A REN DELL  0.  THE SLOCAN SLIDES  Within the past year McKenzie,  Mann & Co., Ltd., have gone to  considerable trouble to investigate  the prospects of establishing the  iron and steel industry in British  Columbia, and Robert Flaherty,  who has achieved a high reputation as an expert on iron ores, was  repeatedly brought to the coast to  investigate iron deposits. Mr.  Flaherty examined a large number of holdings, nearly all magnetite, but the result of his investigations was unfavorable, the high  sulphur content of the ores investigated being considered detrimental to the production of high-  grade iron and steel. The hope of  the utilization of these iron ores  lies in electric smelting, and the  Department of Mines at Ottawa  will shortly issue a report demonstrating the economic success of  the electric process.  Thero is a proposal on foot to  work the extensive clay deposits  reported at Port MeNoill, on the  northeast coast of Vancouver  Island. A. W. Losee of Victoria,  formerly on the staff of the Van-  con ver Portland Cemout Company,  has recently made two trips of investigation in connection with  these deposits, which are stated to  form a natural cement mixture,  the admixture of lime aud silica  being in favorable ratio. Mr.  Losee has taken out characteristic  samples of the clays and had them  tested by J. O'Sullivan, assayer,  of Vancouver, with satisfactory  results. The deposits are said to  be about eighty feet in thickness.  Tho promoters proposo installing  cement and pottery works at Port  McNeill, Fuel is convenient, the  Suquash mine of the Pacifie CoaBt  Coal Company operating within  seven miles of the deposits. Port  McNeill is also a good harbor,  having thirty feet of water available, aud wfell sheltered from all  except southeast winds, Port McNeill is on the highway of navigation between Vancouver, Seattle  aud Victoria on tho south, and  Prince Rupert, Juneau and other  Alaskan ports to the north, so it is  well located for transportation.  Mouday at noon when the miners were going from the Deadman  mine to the Noble Five boarding  house for lunch, a snowslide came  down. There were six men in the  party. Three of them escaped, the  other three���������Nick Whisky, a Pole,  and two brothers, named Johnson,  Fins���������were caught and carried  down the gulch. Search parties  from tho mine and from Sandon,  notwithstanding the danger from  other slides, went out to search for  the bodies, but were unsuccessful,  and there is now little hope of recovering the bodies until the snow  melts in the early summer.  Monday afternoon and Tuesday  a number of other slides emptied,  into the Noble Five gulch.  Sunday night the slides commenced coming down at the Idaho.  About ten o'clock one came down  and covered the bunk and cook  houses with from ten to twenty  feet of snow. The buildings were  strong, and the only injury was to  the stove pipes, The men in the  cook house went back to bed, after  taking the burning wood out of  the stove. The men in the bunk  house dug themselves out. All  came down the hill Monday.  Three men were left at the lower  camp to go up to work at the  Alamo, but were warned by  Superintendent Springer not to  leave camp until the weather became cold enough to harden the  snow. Tuesday morning about  ten o'clock one of the men, Angelo  Troer, left camp. He did not  reach the Alamo, so it is probable  he was caught in a slide. Foreman Cory headed a search party  yesterday, but it is not likely the  body will be found until the snow  melts, and possibly not then, for  it may be carried into Carpenter  creek and taken to the lake during  high water. Troei was a recent  arrival from Nelson, and it ia said  had relatives there.���������Slocan Record.  NO FOOD FAMINE  Hockey; Shoes and Felt Slippers  All sizes for Ladies, Misses and Children.  < '  GREENWOOD,  B.C.  'TAGGED-OUT" WOMEN  Edmonton.���������Tho report of a  food famino in the Peace River district, owing to tho absence of Bnow  on the northern trails and tho  consequent difficulty of freighting,  is denied by S. H. Coward, manager of Revellons trading posts in  the north' who has telegraphed to  Grouard, Spirit River, Grande  Prairie and Peace River Crossing  for information.  The manager of the Grourad  trading post has replied that there  ia absolutely no foundation to tho  report of a famine up north. Surveyors and others state, on the  contrary, that large stocks of flour,  bacon aud beans, etc., are on hand,  Not only is there no shortage  now, says Mr. Coward, but there is  absolutely no danger of shortage.  He adds that it is rogretable that  misrepresentation should be made  year after year of a country than  which no country in Western Can  ada had developed faster.  Will Find a Helpful Suggestion  In This Letter.  Overworked, run-down,. "fagged  out" women who feel as though they  could hardly drag about, should profit  by Miss' Richter's' experience. She  says: "Last winter I was" completely  run down and felt fagged.out all the  time, was nervous "and-had Indigestion.  "One of my friends advised me to  take Vinol, and it has done me great  good. The .tired, worn-out feeling 1b  all gone, and I am strong, vigorous  and well. The stomach trouble soon  "disappeared and now I eat heartily  and have perfect digestion. I wish  every tired, weak, nervous, woman  could have Vinol, for I never spent  any money in my life that did me so  much good as that I spent for Vinol."  Marie Richter, Detroit, Mich.   ,  Thousands of women and men  who were formerly weak and sickly  owe their present ��������� rugged health to  thc wonderful strength-creating effects  of Vinol. We guarantee Vinol to build  you up and make you strong. If  it does not, we give back your money.  J. L. White, Druggist, Greenwood, B. C.  ROCK  CREEK   IMPLEMENT   COMPANY. LIMITED  TAKE NOTICE .that the Rock Creek  Implement Company Limited- intends to  apply, after the expiration of one month,  from the first publication of this notice,  fo the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies  for the approval of the change of name  to the Rock Creek Trading Company,  Limited.  Dated at Grand Forks, B. C., this 20th  day of December, A. D. 1912. ,  MILLER & COCHRANE  Solicitors for the Rock Creek Implement Company Limited.  ...    in  ELECTION   NOTICE.  Corporation ofthe City of Greenwood  PUBMC NOTICE is liereby Kiven to tlie  electors of the Municipality of the City of  Greenwood, that I require tho presence of the  said electors in the City Hull in the City of  Greenwood on the 13th day of January, V.n3, at  12 o'clock" noon, for the purpose of olectinj.'  persons to represent them in the Municipal  Council as Mayor and Aldermen, and for the  purpose of electing one person as School Trustee for the Greenwood City School District.  Thc mode of nomination of candidates shall  bo as follows:  The candidates shall he nominated in writing ; the writing shall he subscribed by two  voters of the municipality as proposer nnd  seconder, nnd shall be delivered to the Returning Officer at any time between the date of tho  notice and 2 n.tn. of the day of the nomination  and in thc event of a poll being necessary, such  poll will be opened on the 16tli day of January,  A.D. 1!)13, between the hours of i) a.m. and 7  p.m. nt the saiil City Offico, of wliich every person is hereby required to take notice and govern himself accordingly.  QUALIFICATIONS.  The persons qualified to be nominated for  and elected as Mayor of the City shall he such  persons as are male British subjects of the full  ageof twenty-one years, and are not disqualified under any law, and have been for the six  months next preceding the day of nomination  the registered owner, in the Land Registry  Office, of real property In tho city of the assessed value on the last municipal assossmont  roll of One Thousand Dollars or more; over and  above any registered judgment or charge and  who arc otherwise duly qualified as municipal  voters.  The persons (litnliftcd to ho nominatod for and  elected us Aldermen of said City, shall be such  persons as are male British subjects of tho full  iige of twenty one years, und arc nut disqualified under any law. nud have been foi'slx mouths  next preceding the day of nomination the registered owner, in tho Land Kegistry Oilice, of  land or real property in the city of the assessed  value, ou the last Municipal Assessment roll of  live hundred dollars or more over and ahovo  any registeretl judgement or charge, and who  are otherwise duly qualified as municipal  votors.  Any person, being a houscholdor In the  Oreenwood City School District nnd beluga  British subject of tho full age of twenty-one  years and otherwise qualliled by the 1'ubllo  Kchool Act to vote at nn eloction of School  Trustees In the said School District Is qualified  to be nominated and elected as School Trustee.  Olven under my hand at Greenwood this 2nd  duy of January, A.D. 11)13.  O..B. TAYLOR,  lleturnlng Officer.  Greenwood FEED Store 1  TRY OUR NORTHWEST  OATS FOR CHICKEN  FEED  Adams & Brown, Props, i  PHONES        -        5L and 5R 1  : _______ : l_   III II HE II  Greenwood City Waterworks Company  MANY EXCELLENT  JPOSITIONS OPEN  New  Federal Law Compels Vessels  To Have More Wireless  Operators  Many good positions ore open to  young men and women in the field  of "wireless" and of commercial  telegraph service. The passage of  the new federal law, effective October 1, compelling all sea going  vessels to be equipped with wireless instruments and manned by  two competent operators has created a great demand for operators  in the marine wireless service. Federal laws now requires railways to  use more operators than ever before. The Morse Telegraph Company, of Seattle and Portland,  works in close connection wi-.li wireless and commercial officials, and  can place graduates in good positions. It will pay you to write for  full particulars.���������Adv.  MINERAL, ACT.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  Iron Horse Mineral  Claim,  situate  lu  the  Greenwood Mining Division of Yale District.  Where located:���������Heaver Creek.  TAKE NOTII.K That I. C. J. r.eggatt of  Greenwood, agent for William M, Law,  Free Miner's Certificate No. 11(10026, and John  A. Tuzo, free Miner's Certificate No. 1114371,  Intend sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Kecorder (or 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  ance of such Certificate of Improvements,  Dated tills 31st day of December, A. I). 1912.  C J, LEGGATT  The  family  remedy   for   Coughs  and Colds  "Shlloh costs so little  and docs  no muchl'.  Wanticd.���������To know if Austin  Louis Bishop is alive. Last  heard from five years ago, from  Boundary Falls, B. C., aged fifty  years, medium height, gray-blue  eyes, small scar on right temple.  Trade, machinist. Any iufor-  tnation thankfully received by his  sister,(jMiss Lois Bishop, 28 L E.  Market St.. Akron, Ohio.  In the Matter of the Estate of John C Eek  late of Myncaster, Province or British Columbia, deceased.  NOTICE is liereby given tbat till  persons having any claims or demands  against the late John C. Eek who died on  or about the 2nd day of December, 1912,  at Myncaster, in the Province of-British  Columbia, are required to send by post,  prepaid, or to deliver to the undersigned,  solicitor herein for Mrs. Paulina Eek, the  administratrix, their names and addresses and full particulars in writing of their  claims and statements of their accounts  and the nature of thc securities, if any,  held by them.  Aud take notice that after the 30th  day of March, 1913, the said Paulitfu Eek  will proceed to distribute thc assets of  the said deceased among the persons entitled thereto, having regard only to the  claims of which she shall then have had  notice, and that the said Paulina Eek  will not be liable for the said assets or  any part thereof to any persons of whose  claim she shall not then bave received  notice.  Dated at Greenwood, B. C, the 30th  day of December, 1912.  C.J. LEGGATT,  Copper Street, Greenwood, B, C.  Solicitor for the said Pauline Eek,  the Administratrix,  i-tr

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