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 ' .   .        L '.   - '  1%  %  ���������i-j-vOWi;*''  "f-.rijani 'f-'-- -  ���������*v**������i^l  THE  OLDEST  MINING  GAMP.  NEWSPAPER   IN  BRITISH  COLUMBIA  Vol.  'XVIII;  GREENWOOD, B. C.,* -TlttJRSDAY, JTJL-Y 11, 1912.  No. 52  aaamggsffiBaa  WE, HAVE  JUST   RECEIVED   A   SHIPMENT  OF  THE   RIGHT   KINDS   AT   THE   RIGHT  PRICES  The Russell-Law-Caulfield Co.  HARDWARE     GROCERIES     MENS' FURNISHINGS  Linoleum  The-Thistle Brand is the best on  earth. * New Import Shipment just  received. See the patterns and get  my prices before you buy and yon  will "come back. New line of Kitchen Ware just opened up.  Around lome  L WHITE  Phone 16   Greenwood, B. C.  T     FOR     FISHING  . SteeLRods. Reels, Lines, Spoon Baits,  Flies, Leaders, Landing- Nets, Baskets,  Wading-   Pants,   etc.,    etc. .      .  COMPLETE.ANGLER'S OUTFIT        PRICES RIGHT  IlllESMIttfts,  Greenwood's   Big  Furniture  Store  SUMMER  SUGGESTIONS  REFRIGERATORS  7 FOR" HOTEL OR FAMILY "USE *" *     , '     .  MATTING   SQUARES  :- " ���������"'-/"-"jFO-ft"-BEDROOM OR BUNGALOW ..".-    "--"'  VERANDAH   CHAIRS  GOOD FOR HOUSE OR-PORCH     ���������    ���������  VERANDAH   SCREENS  GETTING  ���������IWWHIII IMIIIUIIHBHWMaMM���������Hi IIWI UHH  T������@ HOT  T������ BAKE  Well, let me do it for you  William C. Arthurs  THE   BREAD &  CAKE  BAKER  Vienna Bakery, Greenwood  'OF BAMBOO, 6 FEET BY 8 FEET, ������2.00 EACH- g     THE ODD DESIGNS  T. M. GULLEY & Go.  Opposite Postoffice.  GREENWOOD, B. C.  Phone 27  You will find a Welcome  Mrs.  C.  J.  Kenfaedy  died   in  Graud Forks last'.week.  . Rev. J, A. PetriVof Merritt is  ou a visit to Greenwood.  The second annual agricultural  fair will  be held'-in- Greenwood  Thomas K. King died near  Chesaw last week, aged-67 years.  Fancy ham and bacon, 20 cents  a pound at Brown's,;Fcrr.y. Wash.  Bokn.���������AI Boundary Palls on  July 4, lo Mr. and Mrs. M. Caron,  a son.  F. Keffer, R Tllbbert ami R.  Keffer went to Voight camp on  Monday,  Mike Kane has gone to the  Bridge River district, to work on  his claims.  * Wm. Marshall and Miss Kath-  erine Coss were married in Grand  Forks last week.    '  Harry Helnicken, K. C, died in  London last week. He was born  iu Victoria in'1859. - ���������  Mr. Ketchum .returned to  Beaverdell this . week, after a  months visit to Spokane and other  places.  All ladies   interested  in   the  coming Fall  Fair,"should   read  re meeting,   in' another  I Western Float I  WARREN  the  ad  column.  A. E.  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  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.  at the Club Cigar Store and Pool Room  CIGARS, TOBACCOS,  AND  SMOKERS'  SUPPLIES  FRUIT  AND CONFECTIONERY  g Coast, Calgary and  Local Papers and Magazines  always on the tables.  Atrent for Phoenix Laundry, Office of Phoenix & Midway Stages  1  WALTER G, KENNEDY  PROPRIETOR fi  J  A. LOGAN & Co.  GREENWOOD.     -     B. C.  St. Jude's Anglican Church  Services: Holy Communion S  a.m. ist and 3rd Sundays in this  month; Matins, 11 a.m.; Evensong, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday School,  io a in. *  Rev. Franklin Watson, Vicar.  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  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'denorninations 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. - aa  .SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT  J. T. BEATTIE, Manager.        -"    Greenwood Branch.  .ROOMS   TO   tEX  the Swayno   House,  Silver  In  Street. Clean, private and comfortable 'room's in-a quiet locality  at reasonable rates. Hot and cold  baths free to guests.  WANTS. Etc  Faum for Salt'.���������A 160 acre  farm near Bridesyille, 35 acres  under cultivation and 20 more  about ready for breaking up.  90 acres available for cultivation  and the balance good pasture  land. For further particulars  apply R. T. Lowery, Greenwood.  For Salk���������A five horse power  motor.   Apply at Ledge office.  *��������������������������������������������������� ���������-'��������������������������� -     ������������������ .������������������"���������'���������������������������,: '   ' -������������������ i  ������i  i  )\  $  i  -'-^^���������������������������a-^ss****?-^^ I  \i  c  Dealers In Fresh and Salt Meats, Fish  atid Poultry. Shops in nearly all the  towns of the Boundary and Kootenay.  v  *���������*  COPPER STREET, GREENWOOD, B.C.  For Salk.���������Nice 6 room house,  barn and lot, cheap, C. F.'SUork,  Greenwood, B. C.  If the man who left a gray  gelding with Mr. S. G. Stooke to  be wintered in the fall of 1909  doesn't come to take it away and  pay the feed bill it will be sold to  pay expenses. Apply to Frank  T, Thompson, Midway, B. C.  Talking about baseball, in Rock  Creek, The Chesaw News says  that the features of .the games  were George Turner's catching,  Jack McLaugblan's pitching, the  Rock Creek iron man pitching  both games for Chesaw and going  strong at the finish, the work of  Greenwood's outfield and the hitting of Saunders for Oroville and  the persistent aud monotonous  kicking of the Greenwood and  Oroville players.  .  Thomas is a- visitor to  the city this week.���������Doc is now  in the land ' business at Los  Angeles.  " Duncan Mclnnis has moved  from Phoenix to the coast. He  owns some land near" Pitt  meadow������.  upon Sep. 30, and October 1 and 2,  Judging from the way subscription's* are coming in it will be a  great success. ,,.    ..'...  Miss Helen Smith hasreturned  to her home at Beaverdell, after  undergoing a" successful surgical  operation in Spokane.  On July 8 a marriage license  was issued to John Spencer of  Republic, Wash., and Miss Sarah  Halloran of Greenwood.  E. O. Windsor, piano tuner,  authorized for Heintzman Piano  Co., is in '���������own. Leave orders at  Gulley's Furniture store.  Miss Bryant is spending her  vacation at the coast, and Miss  Phillips is assistant in the post-  office during her absence.  W. A. Pickard had one of his  shoulders dislocated last week by  the overturning of his rig, while  driving from Rock Creek to Midway.  Mrs. Malcolm and Mrs. J. L.  Coles and children, left on Saturday for Vancouver, where they  will spend the balance of the  summer.  Service in the Presbyterian  church next Sunday, July 14th.  7:30 p. m. Sunday School, and  Bible class at 10 a. m. All are  welcome.  Owen Boyer and Adelard Roy  went east on Monday. At Buckingham, Quebec, Mr. Boyer's  sister and father-in-law arc seriously ill.  L. L. Matthews and Hugh McKee are now the sole proprietors  of the grocery store in the Hyde  block, having bought the Smith  and Brown interests.  Sam Miller has given an option  on his hotel at Grand Forks to  Tom Wuhyman of Vancouver.  If the deal goes through Satn will  get $20,000 or thereabouts.  The garden party got up by the  ladies of the altar society of the  Roman Catholic church will take  place on the lawn of the churi  on July 11, from 4 p. ra. Refres  ments will be served and a musical programme will be rendered  in the evening.   All are welcome.  The Grand Forks Gazette says  that J. E). McDonald, proprietor  of the" Kings hotel in Phoenix  had a close call last week when  he drove his Overland car over  the edge of one of the switchbacks near Greenwood. He escaped by blazing a trail through  the brush to thc next switchback.  E.- G. Warren,  manager of the  B. 0. Cupper, died in  the hospital  laat Thursday  morning from the  after results of an automobile accident that occurred four days previous.    He had improved steadily  from the time of the accident until  20 minutes before his death.    The  passing of a clot of blood from his  lungs to his heart was the immediate cause of his death.   It stopped  the action  of the heart, aud exclaiming, "It's all off with the old  man!" he became unconscious and  passed away.    The decoased was a  Past Master, of- the Mason's,  and  was given a Masonic funeral.    On  Saturday forenoon  under the direction  of his   Masonic   brethern  from    Greenwood,   Phoenix,   and  Grand Forks, the funeral proceeded  from his residence to the C.P.R.  depot where a partial burial service  was  conducted  by  Rev. Franklin  Watson.*  During    this   time   the  fires were banked at  the smelter,  and   work - ceased   at   the " company's local  mines,   and  on   tbe  government"   wagon* roads.-;. -The  bell tolled and hundreds were present at the sad ceremony although  none were permitted to look upon  the features of the dead man.   The  casket   was   covered   with   floral  wreathes contributed by employees  of the company and friends.    His  old and trusted friend, R. G.'Har-  greaves accompanied the remains  to Victoria where interment took  place Tuesday afternoon under the  auspices of Vancouver ��������� Quadra  Lodge, A. F. & A. M*  It was in 1896 that Warren came  west to Rossland, when but '22  years of age. Having a winning  personality, and being an accomplished musician, as well as an  athlete of merit he soon became  a social favorite in the western  towns. He had graduated in the  east with honors. Shortly after he  arrived in Rossland he obtained  employment with the War Eagle  Co., and was placed in charge of  the large electrical hoist. *  Afterwards he was employeed by  the B. C' Bullion Extraction Co.  at Silica, and had charge of the  electrical machinery and assisted  in the works, where he remained  for a considerable period.  In 189S-9 and 1900 he was a  member of tho Rossland hockey  team, for which he effectively played point, and was one of the best  players on the team. The team  won the championship one year  while he was member.  About ten years ago he came to  Greenwood, whore he embarked in  the electrical supply business, and,  after spending a few years in that  capacity, he was appointed manager for the Greenwood City Water  works, which place he filled ably  aud well. About five years since  he was made foreman of the smelter  of the B. C. Copper Co., at Greenwood, and later was promoted to  the managership of the plant.  When J. E. McAllister dropped  out of the active service of the  B. C. Copper Co., Mr. Warren was  selected for manager of the company, which place he held up to  thei-lime of his death.  Born at Hawkesbury, Ont., on  Ma'rch 13, 187*1, he was educated  at tho Hawkesbury high school and  at Trinity college, Toronto.  He was a candidate for Greenwood riding in the provincial legislature in 1907. Ho was prominent  in hockey and curling circles, having been president of tho Greenwood Curling Club.  He was married to Miss Wilhelm-  ina Hirsch, of Ingersoll, Ont., iii  1902. Ho was a member of the  Greenwood Club and tlioEnginoors'  Club. New York.  Bella Coola will soon have a  newspaper. ���������  The Indians say cut worms come  back every ten years.  Judge Young will hold court in  Hazelton every two months.  Cumberland will soon have nearly a.mile of cement sidewalks.  E-xcellent fruit is grown at Rossland, 3,400 feet above sea level.  A fever has broken out amongst  the horses iu tho Hazelton district.  James Pierdon the pioneer prospector, has returned to tlio Stewart  camp.  Major Conant has bought two  ranches in Voight valley from N.  Petersen.  Joe Walker has leased the New  England hotel in Cumberland for  five years. i  At Kelly Hill, Hugh Ranahan  has five acres of his ranch planted  with beans.  Homer McLean and H. D.  Russell have opened a real estate  office in Princeton.  In Cumberland Theodore Johnston has sold his laundry, and  bought a motor car.  During 1911, B. C. imported  more than 64,000.000 worth of  dairy products and poultry.  A rainbow was recently seen in  Merritt at 10:30 p. m. The moon  supplied the light for the occasion.  There are 400 men working at  the Naden Harbor fish cannery,  and the output this season will be  50,000 cases.  If sufficient lead ore can'be procured from Hazelton, the Granby  Co. will, put in a lead stack at its  Goose Bay smelter.  Ezra Evans is in the hospital at  Hazelton. He is one ot the  pioneers of the Omineca district,  and is 80 years old.  On the 15th of June, H. L.  Frank had rye nearly seven feet  high, on his ranch up the Skeena  river at Kitsumklum.  - Burch and Clarke have opened a  pool room with four tables; in  South Fort George. The opening-  was celebrated by a dance.       "  In Rossland on a recent Sunday  morning the citizens were much  annoyed by a cow ringing a bell as  it paraded Columbia avenue.  Nineteen Scotch fisherman recently quit work at Skidegate, owing to the fact that the manager  wanted them to work on Sundays.  At New Westminister Wm.  Bullock was given three months in  jail, and six lashes, for beating his  wife. Women are protected in  that city.  F. W. Pretty has sold his residence in Rossland to J. R. Morrison for $1,500. Several other real  estate deals took place in Rossland  last week.  Fishing at Langara Island a boy  recently caught a spring salmon  with a line and hook that weighed  98 pounds, just 10 pounds more  than the boy.  Last week it was impossible in  Quesnel to get a man, white, yellow  or black to do common labor. They  all want to tend bar or drive stage  in that frontier camp.  Tho News says that the cause of  all the Indian troubles around  Merritt is too much booze. The  law is not strict enough in regard  to selling liquor to Indians.  At Woden River on the Queen  Charlotte Islands, a colony of  Seventh Day Adventists has been  founded. They will establish a  sawmill, and other industries.  Dave Yule has bought a resta-  raunt next to tho Journal office in  Ashcroft. The printers can now  reach through .the side window and  get a'galley of pie when they have  the price.  Owing to the high cost of living,  many girls .find it impossible to live  upon the wages paid them by the  stores in Vancouver. It is about  time the girls had their wages  raised in Vancouver.  The Quesnel hospital is offering  a salary of $25 a month, with board  and room, for a young woman to  cook and assist in general work.  Wages for female labor apparently  are not yet at a dizzy eminence in  tho old Cariboo.  Near Langara Island the other  day, six tons of spring salmon were  caught with line and hook by the  mon who fish for tho Naden Harbor  cannery. They were paid three  cents a pound for the fish, and 200  men were employed in making the  catch.  Ben Murray was severely mauled  by a grizzly-m the Nechaco wilds,  receiving over 50 wounds and  scratches in tho light. He had to  walk 40 miles before ho could get  assistance to bind up his wounds,  1 but is now out of danger, and feels  get,the bear  much trouble  certain that ho will  that pnt him to so  and inconvenience.-  Ah Lee found a deer at Trent  River that-had been killed by a  logging train. He took it home to  eat, and Was charged by Game  Warden Dawley with having a  deerskin nnlawfully in his possession, for which he was fined 825 and  costs. The Chink should have  eaten the skin, and no' doubt  wonders at the law in this province.  Send for a catalogue of headstones and monuments, made by  tho Kootenay Monumental Works,  Kelson, B. C. ,  Mack Swain, but no relation of  Peck's, was fined $10 on Tuesday  for using indelicate language towards John Cropley. Swain  travels with Bob Fitzsimtnons,  and did not like the way John  handled his typewriter.  A joint installation- of the  officers of the Greenwood & Phoenix K, of P.'s. was held in the  latter town on Tuesday night.  Seventeen of the Greenwood  members made the journey up the  hill and were royally entertained  by the Phoenix brethern.  On Monday John Baly was  found dead alongside the railway  track, about five miles from Rock  Creek." He had been working on  the railway at Peanut Point, and  had 80 cents in his pocket. He  was 60 years old, and the cause  of his death was heart failure.  Nothing is known about his rel-  atiyes.  RAPS BOB KERR  The Rossland Miner hands the  following roast to  Bob   Kerr   of  Midway:     "Absolutism   was  thought to be dead and buried in  Canada,   but it   took   a   Midway  deputy collector of customs, qamed  Kerr,  to show that it could   be  resurrected. - This official seems to  think that there is no limit to his  power.    He turned back   at  the  line a party from Republic, which  intended to attend a baseball game  at Greenwood,  as "rooters," because he. was opposed to baseball  on Sunday.   The Republic baseball team had got by him and reported  to   a  customs   official  at  Greenwood, aud he sent word to  them to quickly get off the sacred  soil of Canada, and they deported  themselves in short order.    There  is something beautifully  effective  about his methods that one cannot  help admiring them.    There is no  "due process of law" about it that  appeals to the wild spirits of those  who like to take the law in  their  own hands.    The Kerr clan, it" is  said, formerly inhabited the north  side of the border between England  and Scotland, and when they found  a party of English on their side of  the line they would hustle them  across it,  if they were   able  to.  Occasionally they made incursions  to England, and they were promptly driven back to Scotland, if the  English could gather a large enough  force to accomplish such a result.  But that was long ago, when conditions were different from what  they are now.     It looks as though  Mr. Kerr, in ordering the American baseball players out  of  the  country,  was exceeding his legal.  authority to a very large degree.  If they were not legally  in   the  country he should have arrested  them and had them brought before  a court of competent jurisdiction,  and not acted himself as "judge,  jury snd executioner."    This is a  matter which should be taken up  by the higher-ups, and Mr. Kerr's  knuckles, it seems to us, should be  rapped good and hard by the law,'  for he certainly usurped all of a  court's functions in the caso under  consideration."  ��������� '.   ^ ' 'a*).-*/, /  '*.  *Vl '   '   <W*  -'���������>��������������������������� y-%\\  ���������'.'/������  -*%f  ��������� ���������*  >  Jim Hill mustard is scarce near  Midway.  ;;i^;^''*-^'>^  ^7A*m^rnmax^B*esimyim^^^m^  **{fW--r>rijf/-**W^^  *'&'������'''.*!-K'*:Sft;frfi'S'������ft:  .. ^^���������^m^:tkMtf^i^ THE   LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.  THE  Is located at Greenwood, B. C, and can be traced to many parts o  hah* It comes to thc front every Thursday morning and  lelieves that hell would close up if love ruled thc world. It believes  m ultice to everyone; from the man who mucks in the mine to the  Sn^who sits on thc cushions of the throne. It believes that advertising is the life of trade; and that one of the noblest works of  creation is thc man who always pays thc printer.  Thc Ledge is 53.00 a year in advance, or S2.50 when not so paid  It is postage free to all parts of Canada, Mexico, Great Britain and  ti'coun^of Bruce.    To the United States it is$2.50 a year, always  in advance.  R.  T.  LOWERY  FINANCIER.  a: plications of 3,000 have been  p -ed upon. It is rather a set-  bat "to tho "veterans" that such  a number of applications should be  made. Queer, isn't it. that S,000  military should increase lo 25,000  under the inducement of a grant of  $100. apiece*? And yet a very large  number of tho real veterans of  thoso days are excluded from sharing in this grant because they  served as irregulars, or Home  Guards, whilo a large number of  them have answered tho last call.  Vancouver Sun.  EDITOR    AND  GREENWOOD, JULY 11, 1912.  A blue mark here indicates that yonr Subscription has  become deceased, and that tho editor would once more  like to commune with your collateral.  j'ASSING OF WARREN  Lv the suinmer of his life and  almost at tho beginning ot a great  career, Edward George Warren  last Thursday paid nature's debt  and passed over the great divide  that screens the spirit land from  mortal vision. Wo mourn his departure, deeper, perhaps, because  of its abruptness.  He was popular with all classes  of people, and to his close friends  he was known as Plinkey, a name  that was jocularly given  to him  during his college days.    He was  mentally   and   physically   strong,  but behind his forceful and  combative nature there was a geniality,  a calm and graceful charm of manner that smoothed the rough places  and often eliminated discord from  many an inharmonious event.* He  was diplomatic to a high degree,  and his wonderful success as manager of the B. C. Copper Co. speaks  volumes for his tact in handling  large  numbers  of  men,   and   his  ability to conduct a vast industrial  concern under all aud any trying  circumstances.  Ho had lived  more, than  one-  third of his short life in Greenwood  and had mado a success of every  undertaking.    With him there was  no such word as fail.    He was interested in the welfare of the town,  the province and the broad Dominion, and it may safely be said that  no man stood higher in the estimation of .the people of the Boundary  district.      Canada   may   well   be  proud to" clahh him as a son.    He  stood upon a higher mental plane  than most of  those around  him,  and this fact alone must at times  have tinged his life with monotony.  His death has cast a deep shadow  over the spirits of the people and  the very air seems to be laden with  sadness.    We feel as though a beloved sister or brother had slipped  away from us forever.   His friends  mourn for him, and none speak ill  of him,   except,  perhaps,   one or  two human rattlesnakes who would  hiss  at a deity.    It will be many  a day before tho name of Plinkey  Warren fades from the memory of  thoso now living in this community.  The, sympathy of tho many goes  ont to his wife and to all who were  nearest and dearest to him.    Their  sorrow is ours, although in a lesser  degree.    Death   seems   merciless,  but without it there would be no  life.    The town is out of luck that is  filled with baby sports. Honor and  manliness are necessary if sporting  organizations would be successful  and enjoy the respect of the public.  Wis have been recently rejninded  of the truth of the saying that,  "Death loves a shining mark," and  "The rarest flowers are the soonest  plucked."  The flies aro not all dead, although the fad about swatting them  is still in force.  So far this summer  the forest  fire has been in poor health.  Thinking Themes  "Without discussing tlie philosophy of it I should like merely to  remark upon the curious* way in  which work on this earth is paid  for.  Ono thing is snre, a man is not  paid according to the value of his  work, nor for the effort he puts  into it. As a matter of actual experience tho law of "demand and  supply" is a myth.  What is one paid for? I mean,  of course, money paid, not soul  paid. There,\vas Filippo Lippt,  who "made the whole of .Dante's  Hell in relief in a shell, with all  the circles and the pits and the  well, including all tho figures and  smallest details described by the  great poet." I venture to say he  never got a hundred lire for it.  Did the patient genius that made  the Strasbourg Clock, with  its infinite     mechanism   of   marching  apostles and the like, die a millionaire?  ' I know a man who worked hard  all his life until he grew old and  had the cramps and went to the  poorhouse.  I know a man who rises late,  rode to his oflice in an automobile,  looks over his mail and a few other  papers, smokes three cigars, and  then goes to his club for lunch, and  afterwards out to play; and ho receives forty thousand dollars a  year.  The most valuable servico that  can be rendered humanity is to  bring children into the world; but  no price is quoted for tho women  who do this, in fact, some of them  are cursed and cast out for it.  The most worthless service for  the race is that of poisoning its  blood and the vitality of its spirit,  and along the lobster and champagne avenues of the great cities  this business makes many rich.  What is tho answer? .As near as  I can guess, it is that to do good  work, whether raising bees or  preaching the gospel, a man has to  be independently rich or indepond  Tin! fools and lunatics in tho  United States are getting thinned  out, judging from tho small number  of fatal accidents that happened on  the Fourth of July.  in favor of the latter.  Crane.  -Dr. Frank  over, for tho legal tender, and th  Fruit Pickers.  As a result of an enquiry conducted by the Briti-ili Columbia  Fruit G r o w e r s1 Association  throughout Iho various fruit districts of the province, asking what  labor would bo required for the  curront year, it is of interest to  note that the fruit districts are  much more thoroughly supplied  with labor, than was the easo two  years ago, when the last general  inquiry was instituted. At that  time fruit growers made, application  for 1,420 men; us a result of the  present inquiry they have asked  for only 300.  Wages in tho fruit districts have  advanced slightly in two years and  tho conditions of the workingman  have also improved in that fruit  growers are more, gen orally supplying comfortable lodgings and suitable board. -.  From the inquiry it was learned  that on Vancouver Island and in  tho lower mainland suitable help  can be secured with little difficulty  with any special effort on tho part  of organizations for the purpose.  It is true, however, that in these  districts the Chinese and Japanese  to some extent receive tho preference over white men.  The Okanagan, which will have  the largest crop of fruit in its history this year, has made the most  inquiries for labor and it is evident  that there will be suitable employment for men adapted to the work  of harvesting and handling fruit.  while sombre in tho distance, like  the cave ov a hermit, glimpses are  caught of the dorg*-house.  "Here pools h'av cum and warbled their laze, here skulptors  hav cut, here painters hav robbel  the scene of dreamy landscapes,  and here the philosopher diskovor-  ed the stun which made him the  alkimist ov natur.  "Nox northward ov this thing  ov buty sleeps tho residence and  domain ov the Duke John Smith,  whilo southward and nearer the  spice-breathing tropicks may be  seen tho baronial villy ov Earl  Brown, and the Duchos, Widder  Betsy Stevens.  "Walls of primitiff rock, laid in  Roman cement, bound tho estate,  whilo upward and downwards tho  eye catches far away tho magnesia  and slow garden of the Hudson.  As tho young moon hangs like a  curtain ov silver from tho blubrcst  of tho ski, an angel may be seen  each night dansing with golden  tiptozo on tho green. (N. B.���������  This angol goes with the place.)"  ���������Boston Globe.'  Humor of Josh Billings  By the sale of Josh Billings-  home in Lanesboro, Massachusetts,  where the humorist lived many  years following his attaining fame  as a writer and lecturer, people are  reminded that in this house Josh  Billings penned a real estate advertisement for the sale of some property on the Hudson river, for  which he was agent.  This was the advertisement as it  appeared in a Poughkcepsio paper:  "I kan sell for eighteen hundred  and thirty-nine dollars, a Pallas, a  sweet and pensive retirement,  lokated on the. virgin banks of the  Hudson, kontaining eighty-five  acres. The land is luxuriously  divided by the hand of nature and  art, into pastor and tillage, into  plain and decklivity, into stern  abruptness, and the dallianso ov  moss-tufted medders; streams of  sparkling gladness (thick with  trout) danse through this wilderness ov beauty, tew the low musiek  of the kriket aud grasshopper.  "Tlio evergreen size as the evening zeyphir flits through its buzzom,  and the aspen trembles like a luv-  smitton hartoovadamsell. Fruits  of tho tropicks in golden buty melt  on bows, and tho bees go hevy and  sweet from the fields to their  garnering hives.  "The manshun iz ov Parian  marble, tho porch iz a single  diamond   set in   rubix   and^'tiig.  SAVES THE DOG  Discipline sheets relating to the  mon on a big line like the C. P. R.  reveal many a comedy and tragedy  recorded in cold, unimaginative  official phraze, but it is a, long  timo since such a remarkable little  romance as that with which Engineer Gariepy is connected, has found  its way into tho official records of  the company. t  On May 13, Engineer Gariepy  of Montreal, with his hand at the  throttle of his giant locomotive, as  it thundered on its way, saw a dog  on the track. Some engineers  would havo run over the animal  without the slightest qualm.- But  the humane heart of Galiopy re.  volted at the idea. Perhaps, too,  somo strange intuition accompanied  and accentuated his consideration,  for tho animal. At any rate ho  clapped on tho brakes, and in an  instant every wheel on the train  was groaning as the train was  brought sharply to a standstill.  Tho dog was saved in the very  hick of timo. But still it stood in  tho centre of tho track. Was it  dazed?- Was it fascinated by the  honor of the towering juggernaut  that had so nearly smashed out its  life? Jumping out of his cab to  drive the animal from tho track,  Gariepy found on the ground behind it a little child playing, unconscious of danger.  Trying to save a dog, tho engineer had saved a human life.    Ariel  it was difficult to tell who was the  it is   related that two  Germans,  more pleased���������tho man  who had  fresh from  Chicago,  once visited done this thing,   or the. dog  who  r   ,        , ��������� .  .  ,*,  had stood by the child trying with  Now York, and one well acquainted  uai .   ,   .     ,.-.-,.,,       >Ua  ' its puny body to shield it from the  II. W. Farmer & Co.,  REAI, ESTATE,        . ���������  Rock Creek, B. C.  StStJXjXStStStjXStS'SiStjXStSlStJfi  Was Punished  With reference to the recent final  extinction of the latter day successor of tho Delmonico restaurant,  with the city, invited his friend to  dine at Delmonico's where a dinner  for two and a bottle of wino wore  ordered.    The place and fare were formal way to headquarters.   Who  praised until the bill of $11 was  presented. This they considered  was an extortion.  They paid, however, and while  walking down Broadway the excited German commenced to swear  at the supposed extortion. His  friend then said:  "Do not schwear, Yawcop. It  is wicked to sch wear. God has  punished that man Delmonico."  "How?"  "I haf mine' pocket full mit  spoons." ,  mother ov pearl; the floors 'are^fof  ently poor.   And the chances are roSewood,    and   the   ceilings   are  more   beautiful   than  the  starry  vault ov Heavin.  "Hot and cold water bubbles and  Many Old Liars squirts   in ovry   apartment   and  The 8,000 veterans are showing nothing iz wanted .that a poet  up finely for the $100 apiece of tho could pra for, or art could portray.  Fenian Raid grant; but no money The stables are worthy oy the  has yet been paid. Some 2-0,000 steeds ov Mimrod, or tho stud of  applications have beon made., how- Akilles, and its hennery was* built  expressly for the birds of paradice,  The Largest Province  The revised area figures of the  three recently extended provinces  of Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec  havo been made public from the  lands' branch of the interior and  are as follows: Manitoba, previous to 1912 act; land, 04,327  square mile.p; water, 9,405 square  mlies; total 73,732 square miles;  addition by act of 1912, land and  water, 178,100 miles; present total  area of Manitoba, 251,832 square  miles.  Ontario, previous to 1912 act:  Land, 220,508 square miles; water  40,354 square"miles; total, 2G0S52,  square miles; added by 1912 act,  land and water, 140,400 square  miles; present total area of Ontario,  407,252 square miles.  Quebec previous to 1912 act;  Land, 341,750 square miles; water,  "10,117 square miles; total 351,873  square miles; addition by 1912 act,  land and water, 354,901 square  miles; present total area of Quebec,  7GG,S34 square miles.J  Saskatchewan's area is 250,000  square miles, Alberta is 253,540  square mile and British Columbia  357,GOO square miles. Pending  further survey no definite figures  are available in the department as  to water area. In the added district it is, however, comparatively  small, totalling in TJngava approximately some G,000 square miles,  and in the parts of Keewatin added  to Ontario and Manitoba approximately 12,000 square miles.  Quebec now leads all the- other  provinces in area by about 300,000  square miles, having had added to  it in 1912 just 103,129 more square  miles of territory than the enlarged  province of Manitoba. Ontario  ranks second in area with British  Columbia third, Manitoba fourth,  Alberta fifth, Saskatchewan sixth,  New Brunswick seventh, Nova  Scotia eighth and Prince Edward  Island ninth.  CO.,,LT'D.  3* Reaves Mother Lode  fc '           9,30 a.  in.  *������  fc ���������      6:30 p. .in.  -������ ���������  <���������. L,eaves Greenwood  I 2:00 p.  m.*  5 ' 8:30 p.   in.  ���������sj Saturday   last   stage    leaves  ���������^ Mother I<odc 6 p.m.   Returning,  "���������$ leaves Greenwood 10 p. m.  *���������*    *,  % Greenwood Office  *> NORDEN    HOTEL  StStjXStStStjXjXStStStStJXStStSiSt  great   locomotive   thundering   so  rapidly down upon it.  The bare facts were sent in a  was the child thus saved? Exactly  how far from Montreal���������for it was  in the Montreal division���������did this  little romance happen? The records do not say. But there was  placed among the discipline records  of the company this laconic document:  "R. Gariepy, engineer. Credited  with five marks. Cause: For  forethought in stopping a train on  seeing a dog on the track, discovering a small child on track behind  the dog.    May 12, 1912."���������Ex.  When you want a headstone or  monument write to the Kootenay  Monumental Works, Nelson, B.C.  GREENWOOD and  MIDWAY SIAGE  Leaves Greenwood for Spokane  at 7 a. m., and for Oroville at 2:30  p. m. Charles Russell.  LYNN CREEK DAIRY  =^  DELIVERED  To any part of the city or district  J. McDONELL, Proprietor  Western - - hotels.  NKWMAl&KKT   HOTJSti  .-' Is the home for. all tonnsta and  -   millionaires visiting- New  Den- ,>.  ver, British Columbia. '��������� ���������'  A. JACOBSON. Proprietor.  . ������>*'  THE   PROVINCE   IIOXEI..  ' Grand -Forks, is a largo tnreo-  stoi-y brick  hotel that provides  the public' with good meals aiid  .    pleasant rooms.   A new building-  , but tho samo old rates.  Kmli "Cm-Hcii, Proprietor,  THK   KASLO    HOTKZ. .  Kaslo, B.* C,,   is a  comfortable  -   homo for all who travel to that  city.  Cockle & Pupwortn.  SHEIIUKOOKK   HOUSE  Nelson; B. C. Ono minute's walk  from C. P. R station. Cuisine  unexcelled; Well heated and ventilated.  LAVINGE & DUNK, Proplletors.  TREMONT   HOUSE  Nelson, B. C, is run on tho American and European plan. Stoam  heated rooms. All white labor.  Special attention paid to dining  room.  ItllllHOIIlO & Ulimpl'ull, PropH.  TULAMEEN HOTEL  Priuccton,  B.  C. is the   headquarters   for  miners,   investors  and railroad men.   A fine loca*  . tion and everything first class  K1RKPATRICK & MALONE, Proprietors.  Frank Fletcher /  Provincial Land Surveyor,  Nelson, B. C.  J. R. CAMEKON,  Leading Tailor of the Kootenays.  KASLO,    B,  C.  Greenwood City Waterworks Company  st St St St St JX jt St St St JX jX jX JX JX JX JX  5t.    THOMAS 5  J CLOTHES CLEANED *  ������, PRESSED AND REPAIRED fc  5 TAILOR - GREENWOOD 5  CITY  Baggage transferred to  any part of. the City. Furniture moved to any part of  the -District. General Dray-  ing of all kinds.  SIDNEY OLIVER.  ltRII>ESVIT.I.K   IIOTKI,.  Uriilosvillu, U. C. 1'rovlc.los excellent  iici-oinmodutlon for tourists unci travellers. Fresh figgs mill Bnttor. Special -  Irisli Whiskey always on hand. -  THOMAS   IVAI.SH,   Proprietor.  LAKKVIEW   nOTKL  'in Nelson, B.C, employs all  white help and is a home for thu  world at ������1.00 a day.  'Sap. Mttllette, Proprietor..  HOTEL CASTLEGAR, Castlegar June-  * tion. All modern. Excellent  accomodations for tourists and  drummers. Boundary train leaves  ��������� here at 9.10 u.rn.  W. H. GAGE. Proprietor  GRANITE" CREEK HOTEL  Granite Creek, B. C.' Headquarters for miners, prospectors and  railroad men.   Good stabling in  connection.     Tasty   meals  and  pleasant'rooms.  H. GOODISSON. Proprietor.  GRAND UNION HOTEL  Hedley, B. C. American plan  and moderate rates. First-class  mineral display from all sections  and will exchange for specimens  from any part of the world,-_ Reliable information will be given  investors and working men.  '.   ANTON WINKLER. Proptletor.-  HOTEL KEREMEOS  - Opposite depot. Extensive alterations have recently been made  rendering this hotel one of the  most comfortable in the interior..  A choice selection of liquors and  cigars. New pool room and sample  rooms in connection.  Mrs.A.F.KlRBY.  ALGOMA 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, lifjuors and cigars.  JAMES HENDERSON. Proprietor  THE SIMILKAMEEN HOTEL  Princeton. This hotel is new, comfortable  well-furnished, and is close lo the railway  depot.   Modern accommodation and sam*  ��������� pie rooms.   ������������������  SUMMERS & WARDLE, Proprietors  IARMI is situated on the West Fork of the  Kettle river, at its junction with Wilkinson  creek, It is 57 miles from Greenwood and  75 miles from Grand Forks* It is located  on a large plateau on the west bank of the Kettle  river and will be the central town for a dozen  smaller mining camps, For the next two years it  will be the supply point for the Kettle Yalley rail/  way during the construction of that road to Penticx  ton, 87 miles,  CARMI has mining, timber and agricultural  resources of great value, It has gold mines right at  the townsite, and is a good smelter site,  Lots are being sold at from $50 to $250 each,  Invest your money at home,  For further particulars apply to  CARMI   TOWNSITE   CO.,  CARMI,,      B.    C-  4  mmmmnusaaam  witmiisuAut  (iiJui.ii������jimiMiii������������iiiji������i"'Wii'itliKlm������������iini; THE  LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.  TEMPERANCE  is all right if shorn of humbuggery.  Too.much water drinking is just  as injurious as' too much liquor or  anything else. -  OUR PURE WINES '   \  AND LIQUORS ....,  *" are medicinal if not abused.   Every  household should have a moderate  '  supply- of pure wines or liquors in  the  closet   for   emergency���������either *  .   unexpected visitors or sudden ill-  '    ness, when a drop of pure liquor  in time may forestall all necessity  for drugs.  2 Grcehwodd^Ciqwor Company, importers, Greenwood, B..&  We are the only manufacturers of wire wound  wooden pipes between the Atlantic and Pacific,  These pipes will stand any reasonable pressure,  and when filled with water and covered with  earth they will last over a thousand years, They  will not break even when water in them is frozen  solid, Cheap pipes for irrigation purposes and a  higher priced pipe that will stand "any pressure,  WATTSBURG LUMBER CO,  WATTSBURG, ,R, C. '       > PROCTOR, B, C.  Bank of Montreal  ESTABLISHED 1817  Capital, all paid up, $15,413,000.   Rest, $15,000,000.;  UNDIVIUKD   PKOFITS,   S*l,8l**5,lSr. 30  Hon. President: Lord Strathcona. and Mount Royal, G. C. M. G.  President: R. B. Angus, Esq.  Vice-President: Sir "E. S. Clouston, Bart.  .'     General Manager: H. V. Merbdith, Esq.   .  Branches in London, En������, {&ffi*J*Sffl}HewTork, Chicago  Buy aud Sell Sterling Exchange and Cable Transfers.    Grant Commercial and  TraveHersWdredits, available in'any part of the world.  Interest Allowed lit  Current Elites.  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT  Greenwood Branch   - C. B; Winter, Mgr  There Are Others  Keal estate victims fill over-Canada will be*interested to know that  we spent an hour or more in the  townlet of Edsoii. This little burg  of ono-short, straggling street is the  scene of ono of tho awfullest real  estate impositions -ever pulled oil  iipon a gullible public. The city  iimits extend four miles in one  direction and four and a half in the  other. On all sides of this lone  street is a forest of trees, and as for  muskeg���������why, it's all muskeg.  Down around the G.T.P. station  and yards the land has been draiu-  ed. Those who have purchased  Edson lots from real estate agents  in Toronto, Winnipeg, Vancouver,  Seattle and other distant points  will have ono devil's own time  locating thorn, unless they happen  to bo within a fow yards of the  aforementioned, street. By tho  timo their grandchildren are old  men, however, those lots may be  quiet valuable. Why hurry? In  the mean timo they may consider  themEolves stuck.���������Calgary Eye-  Opener.  tCreenwood to Phoenix Stage |  s~ Leaves Greenwood Daily at 3 p. m. ������������  .������~ " "     Arrives Greenwood Daily at 10 a. m. 3  "" - - CLUB CIGAR STORE 3  S������ GREENWOOD OFFICE  Once More  The miner dropped his pick and  glared. with bulging eyes at tho  yellow mass which a stroke of the  implement had just laid bare.  For a minute he was struck speechless. Then, like one gone mad,  he gave forth a mighty shout.  His mate came running from the  mouth of tho tunnel.  "What is it ?" he cried breathlessly. ���������   ���������  '.'Gold !" yelled tho other,  gold!   Tons of it?".  "Is that all?" exclaimed  partner, disgustedly. "From  hullabaloo you were makin' one  would think ye .had dug into a  firkin ef butter I"���������Judge.  'Pure  his  the  Ih. m. laing, proprietors  ^miimmmmmmiMiMMmmmiim  WINDSOR HOTEL  Tlie Windsor Hotel is one of the  best furnished hotels in the West.  It is located in the heart of Greenwood and withiu easy reach of all  the financial and commercial iu-  "* ��������� stitutions of the*. Copper Metropolis. Heated with steam and lit  by electricity. Commodious sam-.  pie rooms. Tlie bar is replete  with all modern beverages and  the cafe never closes. Rooms  reserved by telegraph.  The Windsor Hotel Co  *.   J. E. Cartier, Mgr.  ��������� ��������� ���������  Mountaineer and .Kootenay Standard Cigars.    Mado by  J. C. THELIN & CO., NELSON.  Don't Be HOODWINKED  WE NEVER CHANGE BRANDS  ARE A l QUALITY  The BRILLIANTES  Are thc Best Clear Havanas,in Canada.  ������x..x������:������h������:..k������:������>.x.~:������k������x-������k������  your Razors Honed  and Your Baths at  RAWLEY'S  ARBER SHOP  v  *���������*������  i  %  GREENWOOD,  ^������iMi:iiiN^  .xcursion  Made bv Union Labor In tlie best Hy-  iflenlc Factory in tlie country.   Call for  tliem and ifct value for yonr money Instead of rope  W1LBERG & "WOU, Prop. B.C. Cigar  Factory, New yVestmlnster, B. C  ' ASSA VBR ���������*.-. " ���������  E. W. WIDDOWSON," Assayer and  Chemist, Box mio8, Nelson, B. C.  CharRes:���������Gold, Silver, Lead or Copper,  $1 each. Gold-Silver, or Silycr-Lead,  $t 50 "Trices for other metals: Coal,  Cement, Fireclay analyses on application. The largest custom assay office in  British Columbia.  ALEXANDRA HOTEL  OKANOGAN FALLS  ' This hotel is situated in one  of the most delightful sections of the Okanogan and  provides ample and pleasant  accommodation for the tourist, sportsman and farmer.  Information about the district cheerfully furnished.  Stage line to Oroville, and  steamer on thc lake.  'V ARN0TT & HIKE     -     Proprietors  To principal points in Eastern  Canada and United States  Tickets arc First-classTand will be on Sale  May 17,18, 24, 29: JuneJ.6, 7,8.13.14,  15,17,18.19, 20. 21, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29,  and many other dates In July, August and  September. Limited to 15 days on going  journey. Good to return until October 31st.  Stopovers allowed.  Greenwood and Kootenay points to  WINNIPEG ......:.$ 60.00  TORONTO     "' 91*50  MONTREAL  ���������'���������  105.00  St. JOHN, N. B .120.00  St. PAUL-   (60.00  CHICAGO     72.50  NEW YORK ;  108.50  BOSTON ...���������:���������:-��������� 110.00  Ask your local C.P.R. Ticket Agent  for particulars-fegardiug routes, limits,  stopovers, etc., and for excursion fares  to other points.  E. R. REDPATH,  Ticket Agent,  Greenwood, B. C.  j. a. Mcdonald,  District Passenger Agent,  Nelson, B. C.  Sheep and Weeds  There is no hranch of live stock  prodnctien that can be carried on.  to better advantage in connection  with extensive grain growing in a  short grass country than sheep  raising.   .  The reason for this lies in one  fundamental fact, namely, the  large number of weeds that sheep  will eat. There are 300 different  weeds and grasses known Ho Canada. Of these, sheep eat 260.  Horses and cattle eat only 75.  The greatest pest on our western  farms is weeds. It is safe to say  that, taken as a whole,-the productiveness of our land devoted for  .Jen'years to exclusive grain grow-  ingis reduced one-third by weeds  alone.  At the Football Game  Mitchel���������"Come away wife, or  else they will want us afterward as  witnesses.'' ��������� Fliegenda.Blaetter.  /"  m^  NOTICE  STARKEY & GO.  nelson, b.c.  .;.   wholesale  dealers in  Produce   and   Provisions  Notice is hereby given tliat tlie Board  of Valuators to consider claims for work  actually performed and materials supplied in connection with the construction  of the Midway & Vernon Railway, will  further consider all such claims as have  been fully filed and verified.  Any claims which, have not already  been so filed and verified by statutory  declaration or otherwise, should be filed  with the undersigned without delay.   -  The Board will consider all claims for  actual physical work performed and goods  and materials supplied in connection with  the surveying, locating or obtaining of  right of way between Rock Creek and  VcrU0"- R. F.GREEN,  Secretary to the Board.  Address Box 312,  Victoria, B. C.  XS ATLANTIC TEAGEDY  By Bower Jones  (Copyright by Publishers Press Ltd.)  Mabel and I had known one another  since as children we had played together. The friendship of our childhood had ripened into a love that waB  little short of Ideal, and when she waa  nineteen' ��������� I* being her senior by  four or five years ��������� we were married.  I was an orphan, and had spent'many  years on the Continent; her parents  were wealthy, aiid wtih them she had  travelled much. Thus.lt happened that  we were both familiar .with the  European capitals, watering-places,  and winter resorts, and determined���������  as we had neither of us crossed the  Atlantic���������to spend the winter and  tho following summer in the new  world. So a few days after our  wedding we found ourselves on board  the Hoyal Mall steamship Arcadia,  our faces" turned toward the setting  sun, looking forward in Joyful anticipation to the novel scenes we were  to witness together.  ' The passage began by being a rough  one, but we were both excellent sailors, and enjoyed its' opening days.  There was only one cloud in the  horizon of our happiness, and that  ���������foolish as It may seem���������was Mabel'B  fear of the sea.  "Eugene, pray that the ship does  not go down in the night."  Ono night we had retired as usual,  and certainly tho ecu. was awfully  rough. It took even me, hardened aa  I was, some time to get to oleep. I  was awakened by Mabel rapping on  the side of my berth and crying out:���������  "Eugene, Eugene! what Is tho matter?"  I roused myself and listened. Certainly a dull, roaring sound filled the  ship���������a banging and splashing which  drowned the noise of the propellers."  A little alarmed myself I jumped out  of my berth, and telling Mabel to keep  quiet, I went out into the passage.  I ran Into the arms of a scared,  white-faced Stewart, of whom I Inquired the cause of the commotion.  "The ship's sinking!" he cried.  "Haven't they roused you? They're  manning the boats up tliere on deck."  It was true. Isolated as we were  in our state-room we had been forgotten. Assuming as careless an air  as I could summon up on the moment,  I returned to our state-room, where  Mabel lay iln an agony of alarm.  "Well, little woman," I said, "the  curtain Is rising on your long-looked  for drama. The ship is going down,  but there's no particular hurry and  no cause whatever for alarm."  I helped her, and dressed myself,  putting some papers and valuables  into my pockets, and then, fastening  the life-preservers round myself and  her, we sent up on deck. We had  indeed been forgotten! The last boat  was Just preparing to leave the ship  with the captain and some of the  crew. We hailed them, and Jumped  in just In time.  The boat .that had left the ship  before us had been swamped by a  wave, and its occupants were struggling In the water. Instead of pulling  off at once we hovered in the dangerous vicinity of the sinking ship, trying  to rescue them. All at once the deck  burst up, and the ship settled. Our  boat was engulfed in the water; I  had only time to seize Mabel by the  arms, and we found our selves struggling for our lives In the eddy.  The night was pitch dark; Dere  was no moon, and the stars were  hidden behind the masses of* storm  olouds. I could not see Mabel's face,  but her feverish clutch on my arm  reassured me, and I knew that she  retained consciousness. After about  ten minutes, during a lull in the wind,  I said to her:���������  "You see, darling, the night is  warm, and we are perfectly supported. It cannot be more than three or  four hours to day-light at most, and  then we are bound to be picked up immediately. You feel safe with me, do  you not?"  Her voice came back in the Impenetrable darkness:  "Yes, Eugene, I feel safe with you;  but'you have tied this belt too tightly  round me. It makes me feel faint.  Can't you shift It a little?"  "Of course I can," I replied, and  the moment th? sea seemed to he a  little calmer I proceeded to do so.  She was lying on one arm, and I was  busily readjusting the belt with the  other, when, in the darkness, a great  wave came over us, and dashed her  out of my grasp. I dived instantly and  caught her by tho hair, just as she  slipped away, and, bringing her to,  the surface, I held her closely in my  arms. The life-belt had been washed  out of my grasp, and I had to :rust to  my own strength, assisted by the bdlt  that was tied" round myself.  Alas! my wife had lo3t consciousness, and hung a dead weight in my  arms. For hours and hours and  hours, it seemed to me that I bore  her up in the blackness of tho night,  Imploring her to speak to me ��������� to  open the dear eyes which I could feel  were tightly closed.  It waB all in vain; save for the  occasional beat of the heart she might  have been dead.  What a night of agony! Heavens!  how I prayed for morning.��������� for one  ray of light by which to see my  darling's face. I thought I should go  mad. My arms ached, my limbs ���������  my whole body grew numbed and  cold; sometimes I almost felt myself  dozing off into the sleep of death,  waking with a start to cry aloud,  "Mabel, Mabol, my darling, speak to  me!" and nothing answered but the  moaning of tho storm as it died away  in tho distance  At last a faint streak lit the horizon,  a flush tinging the edgo of a cloud,  made it visible ,ln tho darkness, a  breeze rippled the sullen billows that  rose and fell smoothly ar6und us.  Tho day was breaking: I shrieked  aloud a prayer of thanksgiving to  heaven" that tlio night was over, and  bent over the motionless, senseless  body that I held in my tired arms  with a renewed vigour.  Little by little the sun uprose, and  the dawn came. With tlie first grey  beam that crept across* the ocean I  peered into the face that had lain  close to mine all night.  I    It "waa that of another womanl  UNCLE TOBY'S RUSE  NEW ADVERTISING SCALE.  "Twenty-six! You surprise mo. Yea,,  sir, you should be married, No young  man should pass that age and remain  single."  "You did, Uncle Toby," grinned  Gerald . Mclntyre. Tobias Brenton  was a confirmed bachelor of many  years' standing. ' ,  "That's all right, boy," returned his  uncle.    "I'm the exception.   *But you  should be married.   Tell you what���������  Jerry���������"  "What, uncle?"  "Thc day you get married I'll givo  you  a  thousand  dollars  for  a  wed-  ding present."  '"/ou will?"  "I  will���������with one proviso.    If you  marry   anybody  but  Patience Ailenc  TruoPda'e."   ���������  "Who?" '"   .  "Patience Ailene Truesdale."  "Who's   Patience Ailene Truesdale?  And why couldn't I marry her?   And  where does she live?"  "I didn't say you .couldn't marry  her," replied Tobias Brenton. "I  haven't anything to say concerning  her. I believe she is now at College-  vilio. What I did say was that-if you  married anyone but her I would givo  vou a thousand dollars."  "But, Uncle, I don't know this  Truesdale, and thero's no possibility  of my marrying her, or anybody  else."  "It's nearly train time," observod  Uncle Toby, rising. "I realize you  don't know Miss Truesdale, and so  what I said may seem foolish. But  you can't say I haven't put tho proposition up to you. Think ovor this  getting marriod, Jerry. A thousand  dollars Is a thousand dollars, theso  days.    Let me hoar from you."  The rest of tho djiy Jerry gave his  muscle to tho hardware store where  he was employed, but not his mind  for  that  was elsewhere.'*  "Who was Patience Ailenc ��������� Patience Ailene; it was a quaint, sweet  name'��������� against whom his uncle seemed   so   prejudiced.  After supper he changed his clothes,  tried on four neckties, and wont to  Collegeville.  There was chattering and laughter  and an undercurrent of paintlve tinkling in the College building, for three  of thc party in the center had stringed  Instruments. From out of the pleasant  babel, as Gerald passed the gale a  voice said:  "Lead 'My Sweetheart Was a Rover,' Patience Ailene."  He met Patience Ailene Truesdalo  presently;-the girl ot tho soprano  voice was really she. It took five  trips to Collegeville, and three lee  cream socials beforo he accomplished  an introduction.  Then he made up for lost time. He  called on Patience Ailene as often as  Normal convention and the girl herself would permit patronized soda  fountains and confectionary storos, as  well as two moving picture theatres,  liberally, and otherwise followed the  path which (his uncle's words should  have barred. He fell heels over head  In love with Patience Ailene.  He puzzled still ovor the mystery of  his uncle'3 dislike for her. She came  from his uncle's home town. Long  Rapids, and when he had craftily introduced his name into the conversation one night, she had spoken glowingly of Mr. Brenton, who was her  father's best friend, she said. It was  Mr. Brenton who* had advised her to  attend the Normal, so she could be a  high  school  teacher.  "There's something troubling you,  Jerry," she said, so unexpectedly, that  he was taken * completely' of f guard.  "Tell me what It is."  Jerry, blundering, attempted to  finesse It delayed things a little  longer, but at last he had to tell. (  "Your uncle needn't have worries,  she said coolly, when he had finished.  "I haven't any designs on you or your  prospects. You are wasting time with  me; better begin trying to earn that  thousand dollars. No, I'm not angry;  good night!  Jerry, raging, went home to find  Uncle Toby, having dropped into town  unexpectedly, the centre of his own  merry family circle.  In five minutes Uncle Toby the  wealthy, the courted and the masterful was on his way to Collegeville,  virtually a prisoner In the custody of  this grim and silent young stranger.  "Now, sir," grated Jerry, "I brought  you here to say that your prejudice  against Miss Truesdale doesn't make  any difference. We're going to be  married; and we don't need that  thousand dollars."  "Ib this true, Patience Ailene?"  asked Uncle Toby. "**  Patience Ailene did not seem to  mind the queerness of Jerry's proposal. "YeB," she said, simply; "but,  Mr. Brenton, what did you say to  Jerry?"  "What did I say, Jerry?  "You said you'd give me a thousand  dollars if I married anybody but Pa-  tienoe Ailene."  "Correct. Anything else ;any reflection on her?"  "No-o."  He took a hand of each. "My dear  young people," ho said, "your uncle  has 'put one over,' as tho boys say.  If you dreamed I wanted you to marry' you'd have flown apart. Thero,  now, never mind thanking me. I must  be getting back. . I suppose the last  car goes pretty soon. I'll let you walk  that threo miles alone. And ��������� tho  thousand dollars shall bo five  thousand,"  And Uncle Toby smiled whimsically  as he went away, yet sighed a littlo,  too; for he know ho was already for-  gotton.     ^  *"  Ills Idea of Importance  'In ono benighted region of a cor-  tain stato in tho southwost,' says n  Chicago lawyor, 'they cherish., somo  peculiar notions touching tho autics  of a Juror.' ,  'Ono day a case was being triod,  whon suddonly tho Justlco oxclalmod:  '"How la this? Thoro aro only  olevon jurymon in tho'box. Whore  is tho twelfth?'"  Tho foroman aroso and addrosBOo  the court rospoctfully, as follows:  ���������"May it ploaso your honor, th������  twolfth juror had to go away on Important business, but ho has loft mi  vordict with mo."  Tlie newspapers iu Greenwood, Phoenix and Grand Forks have adopted the  following scale for legal advertising:  Application   for'  Liquor  Licence  (30 days).: v. '.'. v ..������5.oo.  Certificate of Improvement Notice  (60 days) ' **$7*5������  Application to Purchase Laud No- ��������� .  tiees (60 days)..,.' , #7*5������  Delinquent Co-owner Notices (90  days) $10.00  Water Notices (small) &7*5������  All other legal advertising, 12 cents a  line, single column, for the first insertion; and 8 cents a line'for each subsequent insertion.  Nonpariel measurement  WATER NOTICE  For a licence to take and use water.  t,  ��������� Notice is hereby given that Valentine  Dynes of Penticton, B. C.,-will apply for  a licence to lake aud use 178 inches of  water out of Beaver Creek which flows in  a south-westerly direction through land  of applicant and empties into the West  Fork of Kettle River near Beaverdell.  The water will be diverted ou lot 3129  and will be used for irrigation purposes  on tlie land described as lot 3130.  This notice was posted on the ground  on the 7th day of June, 1912. The application will be filed in the office of the  Water Recorder at Fairview.  Objections may be filed with tlie said  Water Recorder, or witli the Comptroller  of Water Rights, Parliament Buildings,  Victoria, B. C.  VALENTINE DYNES  By W. E. Dynes, Agent..  /  WATER NOTICE  For a licence to take and use water.  Notice is hereby given that W. E.  Dynes of Penticton, B. C, will apply for  a 'licence to take and use 178 inches of  water out of Beaver Creek which flows in  a south-westerly direction through land  of applicant and empties into tlie West  Fork or Kettle River near Beaverdell.  The water will be diverted at the upper  end of'lot 3129 and will be used for irrigation purposes on the land described as  lot 3129.  This notice was posted on the ground  ou the 7H1 day of June, 1912. The application will be filed in the office of the  Water Recorder at Fairview.  ' Objections may be filed witb tbe said  Water Recorder, or with the Comptroller  of Water Rights, Parliament Buildings,  Victoria, B. C.  W. E. DYNES.  MINERAL ACT. '.  Certificate of Improvements  NOTICE   '*  "Ohio" Mineral Claim, situate in tlie  Greenwood "Mining Division of :Yale  District.    .    ' '    '  Where located: In Boomerang Camp,  adjoining the L. Fraction.  .TAKE NOTICE that I, Sydney M.  Johnson, acting as agent for P. B. S. Stanhope, Free Miner's'-1. Certificate, No.  B29324, and R. T. Nicholson, Free Miners' Certificate, No. "029044, intend, sixty  days from the date hereof, to.apply to*the  Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose,of obtaining  a Crown Grant of tlie above claim. ���������  And further take notice that action,- ���������  under section 37, must be commenced  before the issue of. such Certificate   of  Improvements.  Dated this ist day of May, A-D.^igii.  ,,-/v,r-*'.'.;v ���������?  .''.pMS-S;-,,':.  \m  -.'���������v -n;;*^  Kgsm  .1 "���������������������������".'; W:**-  mm  '',   ". .'A*?���������"���������-.!*  ,' ,..-r.i\Tj.  ���������AM-  bnty  ������������������' '  -.,.* "' *'-,'  '.   ,i          ' 'l''.  " ���������'>:[,  * T  I  EHOLT, B, G ^    ".���������  FIIE III!  John   JfleKellat*  Proprietor.  WATER NOTICE  For a licence to take and use water.  Notice is hereby given that Victoria E.  Dynes of Penticton, B. C, will apply for  a licence to take and use 17S inches of  water out of Beaver Creek which flows in  a south-westerly direction through laud  of applicant and empties into the West  Fork of Kettle River-near Beaverdell.  Tlie water will be diverted on lot 3129  and will be used for irrigation purposes  on the land described as lot 565s.  This notice was posted on the ground  on the 7th day of June, 1912. The application will be filed in the office of the  Water Recorder at Fairview. |  Objections may be filed with the said  Water Recorder, or with the Comptroller  of Water" Rights, Parliament Buildings,  Victoria, B. C.  VICTORIA E. DYNES  By W. E. Dyues, Agent.  Delsott, fi. ������.  W. O. WJELLS, "Proprietor.  First-class in everything.  Steam heat, electric light,  private baths. Telephone  in every room. First-class  bar and barber shop.  'Bus meets all trains^  GRAND CENTRAL  -HOTBL-  Opposite Postoffice, NELSON, B. C,  American and European Plans.  H. H. PITTS, Prop.  COUNTY COURT OF YALE.  A SITTING.Of the County Court of \ale wi 1  be liolden at the Court House, Greenwood,  "on Tuesday the lOtb dny of September, 1!H2, at  eleven o'clock in the forenoon.  By order,  WALTER DEWDNEY,  Registrar C. C. of Y.  Is a GREAT THING  TO MIX WITH . .  YOUR BUSINESS .  Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations.  COAL mining rights of the 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 au annual rental of  $1 an acre. Not more thau 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 which the  rights applied for are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must be  described by sections'* or legal sub-divisions of sections, and in unsurveyed  territory tlie tract applied for shall be  staked out by the applicant himself.  Each application must be accompanied  by a fee* of $5 which will be refunded if  the rights applied for arc uot available,  but not otherwise. A royalty shall be  paid on the merchantable output of the  mine at the rale 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  lie furnished at least once a year.  The lease "will include the coal mining  rights only, but thc lessee may be permitted lo purchase whatever available  surface rights may be considered necessary for the working of thc mine at the  rate of ^10.00 an acre.  For full information application should  be-made to thc Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Ottawn, 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.  ANNUAL MEETING  The Annual General Meeting of  the Greeuwood City Water Works Co.  will be held in tlie Company's office at  Greenwood, on Saturday, the 20th day of  July, 1912, at 4 o'clock iu the afternoon,  for the transaction of the general ^ busi-  uess of the Company and the election of  a Board of Directors.  E. G. WARREN, Secretary,  Subscribers are reminded tbat  Tbe Ledge is $2 a year when  paid in advance. When not  paid it is $2.50 a year.  so  N@S HOTEL  "PHOENIX, B, C.  This hotel is now under new  management, and has been  improved in every respect.  Pleasant rooms and up-to-  " date meals. Large and convenient sample rooms. The  headquarters for mining and  commercial men. This  hotel is in the heart of the  city, and close to all the  local commercial and financial institutions.  j. e. Mcdonald  Proprietor  CENTRAL HOTEL  PHOENIX.    ���������  One of the largest hotels iu  the city. Beautiful location,  fine rooms and tasty meals.  A. O. JOHNSON  PROP.  QUEEN'S   HOTEL,  PHOENIX      B.   C.  The Newest and Largest Hotel in  the City. Everything neat, clean  and comfortable. Steam heat and  electric light. Meals and drinks at  all hours.  & HlRIilM   -   Props.  BULL CREEK HOTEL  One ot the oldest stopping places on tbe West  Fork.' Good accommodation and plenty to eat.  Fish and game dinners  in season. Rooms reserved by telegraph.  GORMAN WEST    -    Prop.  ON PARLE FRANCAIS  NATIONAL HOTEL  B. C.  The  Really Best House  in the Boundary.  Recently Remodelled and  Strictly Up-to-Date.  Restaurant in connection  OWEN   BOYER  PROP.  NELSON HOUSE  NELSON.  European Plan.  Cafe open day and night.   Bar.  Merchant's lunch 12 to 2.  W.  A. WARD  Photic 27.  PROPRIETOR.  P. O. Box 597.      '  i>iit<i***-ff*wi������-i>**������wig*w !3U  V  THE   LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,  OCK>OOOOOC>0<>C>00<>CK>0<>O^C>0<>0-0  I    BOUNDARY MINES    |  ���������aOOOOOOCK>CK>00<><>C>0<><KK>OCH>C*0  Last week the Rawhide shipped  G,4S2 tons of ore.  Last week tho Lone Star mine  shipped 1G5 tons of ore.  Last week the Granby' mino  shipped 2G,S15 tons of ore.  Last week the Granby smelter  .treated 2*1,805 tons of ore.  Last week the Mother Lode  mine shipped 7,900 tons of ore.  Last week the Greenwood  smelter treated 1*1,3S5 tons of oro.  Lust week the Napoleon mine  shipped .jo? ons of ore.  Frederick Keffer has been appointed acting manager for tlie B.  0. Copper Co.  Last week tho shipments of  blister copper from tho Granby  srnelter amounted to 020,000, a,  total for the year of 1l,OSr>,000  pounds.  oooooooooooooooooooooooooo  S   II. C. MINING NEWS   |  0 o  ���������oooooooooooooooooooooooooo  Bishop Du Vernct bring!- back  news of excitement in the Stikine  countiy over the discovery by  Tn-  gol again.  On June S and 9 the atmosphere  was filled with volcauie ash which  darkened the sun and fell like a  lino grey powder over everything.  Thero was a peculiar chemical  smell (hydrochloric) and the dust  irritated the nose and throat.  Different Indians with different  pack trains on the Dease trail  allirmed that thoy heard three distinct explosions. Katmai and  Tahl-Tan are both in latitude 58  and S75 miles apart.  Tho provincial government has a  party of men improving tho trail to  Atlin, which is tho winter mail  route. They were 17 miles from'  Telegraph creek when the bishop  loft.  Another party under Frank  Casey are surveying a wagon road  from Telegraph creek to the head  Lease lake. The old pack trail iB  being followed in the main, as it i.s  the only feasible route. The chief  obstacle to be overcome lie between  mile six and milo 22. There are  in this strip of country a succession  of cheeks flowing into tho Stikine  almost overy milo, forming deep  ravines, too high to bridge up as  high up as the plateau bank of the  river, which the road follows, too  steep to descend and ascend in a  line  with   the   direction   desired.  dians of a placer gold field beyond  n*0 other course seems open  than  tlio northern  boundary  of   "British  Columbia.      A party is attempting  now   lo  make  their  way  in,   the  news having leaked out,   but  the  bishop says that any attempt made  this  winter  to  reach this district  would   probably  be   inviting   disaster.    The bishop has advised the  dispatch of a detachment of Northwest mounted police to take charge.  Bishop Du Vemet returned from  a visit to the Upper Stikine after a  month's absence.    To  get  to  this  interesling  country,   ho says, one  takes    a    coast    steamship,      to  Wrangel, Alaska, and then a stern-  wheel   steamer,   or. failing  this  a  gasoline   boat   np   the   river   1G0  miles to Telegraph creek, which is  at the head of navigation.    From  here there are pack trails in  four  different directions, two on either  side of the Stikine river, the  first  west of north to Atlin, 225   miles;  the second northeast to the head of  .Dease lake, 72 miles.    From there  on one can take a scow to the foot  of the lake, 30 miles, then a canoe  down the Dease and Laird  rivers.  The  third   is   the   telegraph   line  trail south to Echo lake and West  Nans river, which is not more than  50 miles north of Stewart; and the  fourth, southeast, into  the  Klap-  pan country, which is on the north  side of the Ground Hog mountain  divide.    This is known as the old  Ashcroft trail.  Tahl-Tan is an  Indian   village  beautifully situated on a high plateau  above  the   Stikine   river   12  miles from Telegraph creek on the  Dease trail.    A mission was founded here by the Anglican  church  in lSfl7, and there is a picturesque  log church with a tower surmounted  by  a  cross  which is the first  object to  strike  the eye   as   one  emerges  from   the   bushes  which  line the trail and ascends the plateau, which except for a few willow  bushes is bare of trees.    Back of  this plateau are foothills, then lofty  mountains.    The river itself,   for  fiO  miles above Telegraph creek,  runs between tremendous walls of  basaltic rock, plainly showing how  the molten  lava  flowed over the  original bed  of gravel and when  cooling became twisted and cracked, curved lines sometirnes almost  semi-circular may be seen  in  the  strata.    Then came the stream  of  water which gradually cut its way  through tho brittle rock,   forming  in th-"- course of time canyons from  100 to 1,000 feet high.    This description   is   characteristic   of  the  Upper Stikine, and its tributaries,  such as the South Fork and others.  On Sunday, May 2G, the bishop  preached  in  St.   Philip's  church,  Wrangel.    On Sunday, Juno 2, he  confirmed 20 adult Indians in St.  Mary's church, Tahl-Tan, and two  who were aged and infirm, in private, making a total of 22 native  candidates who were presented by  :'��������� the Rev. T. P. Thorman,  the devoted  missionary of the   village.  On Sunday, June 9, at the special  request of Rev.- Dr.   Inglis,   the  bishop conducted an Anglican service in the Presbyterian church at  Telegraph creek, as  many of the  white people in this place are members of the Church of England.  Owing   to   low   water,   tho   Port  Simpson  was delayed  in   getting  up tho river the second  timo and  the bishop had to wait two weeks  foi- a chance to gefedovvn to Wran-  to make a zig-zag detour with a  bridge on a lower level. Beyond  tho Tooya river, 22 miles from  Telegraph creek, the way is easy.  The surveying party had about  reached this point when the bishop  left.  A new placer gold field has been  discovered by some Dease lake Indians ou the South Nahanni river,  about 450 miles by trail and. river  from Telegraph creek beyond the  northern boundary of British Columbia, 120 miles east of the Hyland  river across country. A reliable  party has been sent to investigate  this rumor aud report. Au effort  was made to keep this quiet to  prevent a foolish rush ou the  strength of an Indian story. It is  a region hard to reach, and with  no inhabitants. Supplies in the  nearest stores at Dease lake, Mc-  Dames creek and Laird Post are  very short. To attempt to go into  this region this year to stay would  be almost suicidal, aud yet, as the  news has in some way leaked out,  at least 25 men have already passed  the U. S. customs at Wiangel intent upon reaching this remote  spot iu the Yukon.  The bishop thinks the Northwest  mounted police should at once take  charge of this district. Apparently  the Hudson Bay Company has not  yet grasped the situation, as comparatively little freight is going up  the river at present aud the season  for steamboat navigation will soon  be over because of tho lack of snow  at the source. This spring the  Hudson Bay Company's store .at  Dease lake had not a sack of flour  to sell. If the party sent north to  investigate return with a favorable  report, nothing can stop men from  rushing into this country . months  before supplies can be taken in by  river steamer and pack train. Tho  situation demands forethought to  prevent tragedy.  On the opposite side of the Stikine in the Klappon country about  150 miles by trail from  Telegraph  creek several hundred coal  claims  have been staked.    Expert testimony seems to indicate that while  there is much good anthracite coal  in sight thu seams are somewhat  broken.    This is on  the Stikine  side of the Ground Hog mountains.  The ground hogs have made many  burrows in these hills, incidontly  mining valuable samples of the coal  as well as giving the name to the  mountains.   In the bishop's opinion  this region  where the headwaters  of the Stikine, the  Naas and  the  Skeena are all within a few miles  of one another is one of the most  hopeful parts of Northern  British  Columbia.    A railway worked  by  electricity, generated by the mighty  torrents walled in  between   high  canyons, in some cases so narrow  that a* tree can span the chasm, will  be the most economical plan of getting the coal to tide water. * Once  a railway reaches this region it will  soon be extended northward to tap  the Dease country and tho Yukon.  The government should anticipate  and prepare the way for this by  improving the old Ashcroft trail  from the Stikine to Ground  Hog  mountain.  The bishop predicts that it will  not bo long before the winter mail  will bo going by this route from  Stewart or Hazelton to Telegraph  creek instead of by tho Atlin trail.  The-last has not been heard of the,  Upper Stikine.���������Prince Rupert  Empire.  In the Slocan the upraise in the  Surprise has been completed. It  was run from the Last Chance tunnel to the old workings, a distance  of nearly 900 feet. Several ore  shoots were encountered.  In the Noble Five near Sandon  IS inches of clean ore has been  struck in the No 2 level, about 450  feet below tho outcrop.  What may prove to  be a  very  important deposit of   copper   ore  has   been   discovered   by   George  Bourgois   and   William   Wuislow  twelve miles north of Lytton. -  - According to Mr. Aithur  Gow-  ing,   who  has just returned  from  tho  property,   it  has  all  tho  ear  marks of*a mine.     Mr.   Gowing  who made a thorough examination  of the  property,   roporls that the  new find is of more than common  interest, being traceable for a distance of at least a mile and showing  an  extremely   high   grade   of  copper  ore.    But  little,  work  has  been done, but sullicionl, values are  in sight to warrant a thorough exploitation   of  the  propiTty.    Two  feet of grey copper have been   exposed in a lead the width of which  has not yet been determined.    The  owners   have   obtained   assays as  high  as  847  per  ton,   and  claim  that the samples assayed were  obtained  outside of the   high-grade  streak.  The new discovery is onty two  miles from the Fraser river, aud  within easy reach of Lytton by  one of the best wagon roads in the  province.  MANUFACTURING JEWELER  The Only Up-to-Date Optical    M^lc^���������  Department in the Interior.    l^clSOO,  B.   C.  CITY COUNCIL  City  Tho Council met on July 3.  It was decided to havo the  Hall roof repaired.  Tho statement of receipts and  expenditures for six months wore  received and ordered fyled.  Tho following accounts wore  ordered to be paid:  Nelson News, $20,00; J. L.  Whito, $2.00; Electric Lights,  $123.25; Russell-Law-Caulfield Co.,  $27.75; The Ledge, $3.50, R. Hal-  crow, $3.05; C. Kinney, $9.00;  Sing Lung, $7.70.  By-law  No.   2,   1912 was  read  a third time.  The Council adjourned.  TUNING  Mr. Charles E. King will visit  Greenwood at an early dale. I,eave  orders for guaranteed pianoforte  tuning at White's Drug Store..  ammfnntmfBmnwnmmmfnmminmmmmnimmfnfe!  ���������"��������������������������������������� *-**3  S~*' ^2  C*--** gig)  1     The Latest in *: I  Hats  *������"  TRUNKS,  VALISES   AND   SUIT   CASES '  MANY  SIZES,   KINDS  AND.PRICES  >���������������������������>/-*  OF  X  DEPARTMENT OF LANDS  Water Rights Brunei)  9      *���������*o  _! ��������� P* W. GEORGE & O  B   COPPER STREET       ,     , GREENWOOD, B, C,   ^  KEEP THE HOE GOING  In directions for growing frnit  and vegetables we "generally find  the phrase, "hoe to keep down  weeds." But "hoeing does far  more than that. * It is almost  equal to a dressing of manure, particularly in the chy districts of B.  C. The stirring of the soil is of  the greatest value. A light dressing of chemical manure, will also  impart that fine fii'isb seen ou displays, exhibited ���������at places where  the competition is keen.  The first-hoeing should be given  as soon as the seedlings show in tho  I rows, and the operation can hardly  be repeated too often for tho benefit of the crop.  The best time to hoe is soon as  the surface is dry enough after irrigation or rain. The effort then is  to break up the cap and form a  loose layer of soil on the surface  which has a marked effect in preserving moisture down below  among the roots, and one never  knows in -this part of B. C. how  long it will be before another  shower may fall.  . Whenever possible horse hoeing  should be practised, for economical  reasons don't forget however,   to  follow np  with  the  hoe and  cut  any weeds which even the best of  implements will leave.    As a rule  haiid hoeing is  necessary inj the  rows and  close to  them.    Avoid  drawing soil away from the plants  rather do the opposite, with crops  that seem to want a little support  such as peas and  beans,   onions  may be a" exception to  this rule.  When hoeing break any big cloots  that have formed, in  sticky land.  Don't forget to thin  fruit and  vegetables,   with    vegetables this  should bo done as soon as tho seedling's can be handled,  overcrowding should at all times bo avoided.  Thc amount of thinning is sometimes a puzzle to thq inexperienced.  The best plan is not to thin in ono  operation, but merely to single the  seedlings, and leave the final thinning before the roots   are   large  enough for sale.   If good seed is  sown  on  soil in  a high  state of  cultivation the   preliminary thinning can practically be  avoided.  Proper   attention   to hoeing and  thinning is ono of tho chief factors  in producing,  clean and  uniform  fruit and vegetables for exhibition,  large and  uneven exhibits, never  takes prizes in real good shows.and  exhibitions. H. Whiting.  HALCYON NEWS  T. A. O'Farrell, the noted writer,  intends visiting the Hot Springs  next week and will stay for some  weeks.  Mr. Blondin has started his tie  camp and got his runway to the  lake and expects to have a large  shipment of ties ready withiu the  next month.  Mrs. Boyd, who is a lover of  animals, has got quite a menagerie.  One of the funniest sights is to see  a young bear that was captured  some months ago, aud is very tame  now, making friends with a ges-  ling that got hurt aud unable to  walk, and a half grown chicken  taking care of au orphau duckling.  Take notice thai tlie Hoard of Invcslijrntinii  acliiifr iiikIui* Pari III of tlie "Water Act" will  meet at the times ami placeR hereinafter mentioned In hear and determine claims to Water  K'iL'htsnn streams In Ihdr..respective vicinities,  existing-in the 12th day of March, Wi:���������  On the Mil (Illy of Auirnsl, 1912, at 4 o'clock lu  the afternoon, at. Orand Korks,  On Hie 7lh day or August, 1912, at 3:30 o'clock  In the afternoon, al flrecnvonil.  On the 'Jlli day of August, V)12, at 2 o'olook lu  the afternoon, at I'riiicetou.  On the loth day of Annus!, 19I2, .114:70o'clock  iu the afternoon, nt Keremeos.  On the 12lli day of August, 1912, at 10 o'clock  iu the forenoon", at the fiovcriin.cnt Agent's  oilice, Fnii-rlotr.  On tho 13th day of August, 1912, at 10 o'clock  in the forenoon.'.it Pculictoii:  Parties who presented claims to the Hoard iu  1910 and have received licences lu substitution  of ihe records need not present any statement  of claim.  nated at Victoria,-!]. C, Uic 18th il.iv of June,  1012.  By order of the Board of Investigation.  J. F. ARMSTRONG,  Acting Comptroller of Water Rights.  01. CIGAR STORE  COPPER STREET, GREENWOOD  Cigars,   Tobacco, "Fruit  and Confectionery.  Free Reading Room with  all tho Daily Papers.  J.MKERYIS. -  PROPRIETOR.  LOWERY'S CLAIM   -  During the 37 months tliat Lowory'u  Claim was on earth it did business all  oyer the world. It waa the most  unique, independent and fearless journal over produced in Canada. -Political  and theological-eneiiiioapui-BUod it with  the venom of a rattlesnake until the  ffovornmont shut it out of the mails,-  and its editor ceasad to publish it,  partly on account of a lazy livor and  partly because it takes a pile of money  to run a paper that in outlawed, lhor'n  are still 20 different editions of this condemned journal in print. Send 10 cents  and got ono or $2 and get tlio bunch.  R. T. LOWEIIY,  ��������� Greenwood, B. C  Notice to the Ladies of Greenwood  and District  A meeting "of all ladies interested iu  the- exhibition of floral, fancy work,  bread and preserves, etc., at Hie coming  fall fair ill Greenwood, will be held in  the Star theatre, on Wednesday afternoon, the 17th inst., at 3:30 o'clock. All  ladies are invited to attend.  Greenwood Agricultural As'n.  GORMAN WEST DEAD  After suffering from  dropsy for  six nionlhsj Gorman West died  in  the hospital at noon on Monday,  aged Cl years.    Ho was optimistic  to the last, and ah hour before he  cashed in expressed the belief that  he  would get better. . He was a  native of New Brunswick and came  to B.   C. about 30 years ago.    He  followed cooking,   mining, ranching, railroading and the keeping of  hotels in new camps and on the  frontier.   He waa ono of the great  characters of the west.    He weighed 2S5 pounds and was noted  for  his deep bass voice, and merry disposition.    It might safely  bo said  that few men  have had more fun  in the golden  west than Gorman.  He  was generous to a fault, and  noted everywhere for his hospitality.    In the early days he kept an  hotel at Bear Lake in the Slocan,  but for more than a dozen years he  has had a ranch and roadhouse at  Bull Creek,  on  the "West Fork of  tho Kettle river.    He left a will in  favor of Miss Jean Crawford   of  Carmi.    Tho funeral took place in  Greenwood   yesterday   afternoon,  and   was   largely   attended.    The  passing of Gorman will bo regretted  by old timers in  all parts of the  west, for he belonged to a type of  men who are fast passing away,  since tho advance of the iron horse  has made it easy to come west on  the coshions.  partment. . To advertise government matters peijaining to Greenwood and vicinity iu a Penticton  paper is a rank wflste of public  money, and it is surprising that L.  W. Shatford does not see it in that  light. There should be some sense  to everything, not. excepting.-, the  distribution of government advertising. c  ARGO  HIGH SCHOOL EXAMS  The Rufal High School Entrance  examination results wero announced last Friday iu Victoria. Following are a portion of the detailed results:  Greenwood.���������Number of candidates, 7; passed, 5; Charles K.  McArthur, GG6: Joy M. Cummins,  G14; T. Worthington Fair, Gil;  Richard C. Taylor, 598; Ward  Storer, 5G4.  Phoenix���������Number of candidates,  3; passed, 2; Theodore McCammon,  5G2; Laurel Pickard. 550.  Non-Municipal School.���������Ingram  Mountain���������.Number of candidate's,*  1; passed, 1; Robert Bruce, 5G5.  Midway.���������Number of candidates,  1; passed 1; Eric W. Jackson, 599.  Robson. ���������Numberjof candidates, 1;  passed, 0.  OLA LOFSTAD  President.  The workings of the: Argo  mine are only a short distance  from the centre of Greenwood  making it easy for tourists, and  strangers to see a mine in full  operation. The indications are  that the Argo will eventually  become a great mine, and add  materially to the prosperity of  the entire district. Come up  and see it for yourself.  JAMES McCRDATH  Secretary.  The things^fpr which yon clutch  you lose.      '-iSp-  t(2SS>.  LACK OF SENSE  The Board of Investigation acting under Part three of the water  act will sit at various points next  month, in the Okanagan, Boundary  and Similkameen  district, to hear  and   determine   claims  to   water  rights on various creeks, lakes and  rivers in these districts.   A list of  these creeks etc.,  has been advertised in the Penticton Herald.    A  great many of these creeks are in  and around  Greenwood, but for  some reason the government has  not considered it necessary to advertise their names in any of the  Bonndary  papers,   althongh   the  matter has frequently been brought  A Sparrow's Sermon.  In a sad hour I havo seen  through the window, mounted on a  rail back of my house, ono of those  curious eyed little sparrows. And  he was a bettor '* preacher to mo  than I am to you. It was winter,  and thero was not guaranteed to it  one'day's food, nor any protection,  from any source in this world. It  was wholly dependent upon _its  God. Andyeji.it sang���������sang for  its own hearing, and sang for my  rebuke, saying to me, "Aro you  not much moro than I? And God  think of me, and take care of me."  How much there ib in the voice of  nature if we only knew how to interpret it!���������Henry Ward Beechor.  ^nimmmininMnnmmmmmmtmnmmmmmimiimK  1 Plumbing and Tinsmithing j  ���������������������������������    ������������������������������������������������������������������^_-���������������������������'������������������������������������^^^^^^"^^"^SSSIIS'IIS^SISEIIIISSSSSS     ������������������*���������*���������  y��������� , *'*-������������������������  ���������~ ���������*-g  B       Our complete stock of Plumbing and Tinsmiths *32  g~ ing material has arrived and we are now in a position Hs  B to do all kinds of job work at greatly reduced prices 53  B ia any part of the city or district. ||  1PH*������2NE       H. H. McArthur 1  ^UliUitUtlUUUiUUlilltUIUIUiUitlUUtlUllilllUUiililUUUi^  STOP!   LOOK!   LISTEN!  REMEMBER we still have a Large Lot of  Dry Goods, Millinery, Shoes, Skirts, Laces,  Silks, Ribbons, Hats, Chiffons, Dresses, Waists,  Collars, Stockings, etc., etc, You will have one  more week after pay/day at lower prices than  ever, Make good use of your time for we are  going soon,  C. F. STORK,   -   GREENWOOD  One of the penalties of not being  a genius is that your divorce case  does not get a column notice.'  Most men are willing to let their  light shine, but some of them present you with an appauling monthly  bill.  There are plenty of people jjdio  can't live without work���������done by  others.  Some   men's* appearances  are  startling,   and others' disappear-  to tho attention of the proper  de- anco are sensational.  ���������0 xr-jtnvi/mw-r^-':-'*^"-'  swmmBsmimm  mmmmmmmmmmm


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